Obituaries April 10, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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CHARLES NICHOLAS KORTE, SR., 77, Memphis, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at his home.
He was born on July 10, 1935 in Clark County to Anthony and Minnie Goebel Korte . He was a retired maintenance worker for Louisville Cement Company and a farmer.
Survivors include his sons: Mark Korte and Charlie Korte, Jr., both of Memphis, and Theron Korte of Salem; his daughter: Pam Maupin of Palm Beach, Fla.; his brothers: Anthony Korte of Memphis and Raymond Korte of Salem; his sisters: Helen Atkins of Floyd Knobs, Alma Schneller of Louisville and Margaret Schafer of Memphis; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: John Korte; and his sisters: Elizabeth Korte and Mary Klotz.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the St. Michaels Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Friday.
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JOHN F. FOREMAN, 54, Corydon, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 31, 1958 to Howard H. and Emma Blank Foreman. He was a farmer and a member of the Lanesville Heritage Committee, Lanesville Jay Cees, and St. John's Lutheran Church where he was an Elder and Trustee throughout the years.
Survivors include his wife: Susie Acton Foreman of Croydon; his step-sons: Jason (Jenny) Pendleton of Corydon and Steven (Erin) Pendleton of Spencer, Ind.; his brother: Donald Foreman of Elizabeth, Ind.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother: Howard Henry Foreman, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lanesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home from 3 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 4, and from 9 am until the time of services on Friday.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Fund.

CLARENCE W. “C.W.” THOMAS, JR., 61, a lifetime resident of Henryville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born May 29, 1951 in Scottsburg at the former Nappers Hospital to the son of Clarence William Thomas, Sr., and Edith Catherine (Crawford) Thomas.
On March 10, 1990 in Memphis, Indiana, he married Edna (Bixler) Thomas who survives in Henryville. He was a 1969 Henryville High School graduate. He was employed at S Rock Cement plant in Speed, in production and also the former owner of Southside Inn Restaurant. He was a member of Blue Lick Christian Church and attended Safe Harbor Christian Church. He was a member of NRA, American Legion in Sellersburg and a former member of the Moose Lodge also in Sellersburg.
Other survivors include two daughters, Pamela “P.D.” (Kenny Lynch) Napier of Henryville, Stephanie Dawn Napier of New Albany, two grandchildren, Zachary R. Lynch of Henryville, Abby M. Lynch, of Henryville, a sister, Diane (Tim) McCartin of New Albany, and his faithful companion, Sophie.
Pastor T.C. Baker will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Safe Harbor Christian Church, 3002 Murphy Road, Memphis, with burial to follow at Bowery Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory in Henryville and after 12 p.m. on Friday at church.
Memorial donations can be given to his grandchildren’s college fund payable to Your Community Bank c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
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JERRY W. MCKILLIP, 65, Salem, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on June 26, 1947 in Georgetown, Ky. to the late Clarence W. and Louise T. Perry McKillip. He was an independent contractor delivering for the Courier-Journal newspaper.
Survivors include his sister: Charlene Tullis of Salem. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Mary Serianni and Donna McKillip.
No services or visitations were held. Immediate burial was held at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.

MELISSA “MISSY” D. POWELL, 48, Hanover, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
She was born on May 21, 1964 in Madison to the late Ronald Dale and Sandra Sue Roberts Powell. She worked at the Hillside Inn and Historic Broadway Hotel early in life. She also served as manager at Granny's Place in Hanover and worked as a department manager for Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church, the Cam Car Club and Phi Beta Kappa Sorority.
Survivors include her sisters: Rona (Kenny) Bowling of Madison and Teresa (Jim) Jones of Brooksburg, Ind.; her nephews: Clint Bowling, Robert Jones, Justin Peters and Christopher Jones; her companion: Marketta Abbott; her caregivers: Tyree Jenkins and family of Hanover; her great-niece: Anna Belle Jones; her step-great-grandmother: Helen Kreeger of Hanover; her god children: Jake and Trey Taylor of Madison; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Joe B. and Norma Jean Kreeger Roberts, Frank and Inez Golden Powell; and her great-grandparents: Milton Kreeger and Beulah Corman Kreeger Muster.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Zoar Cemetery near Kent.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of services on Saturday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Missy Powell Memorial Fund.

MICHAEL LEE OWEN DEWEESE, 23, Deputy, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Scottsburg.
He was born on December 1, 1989 in Louisville to Michael A. Deweese of Deputy and Betty Ann Morrison of Brandenburg, Ky.
Other survivors include his step-mother: Angela Muncy of Deputy; and his sister: Crystal Danyle Deweese Kline of Brandenburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of services on Friday.

TIMOTHY MICHAEL KUNKLER, 58, Charlestown, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 13, 1954 in Huntingburg, Ind. to Sam Kunkler and Mary Resenbeck. He served in the U.S. Army. He was the former Cub Scout Leader, Little League baseball and basketball coach.
Survivors include his wife: Marilyn Kunkler; his sons: Ryan and Nathan (Ashlee) Kunkler; and his grandchildren: Brayden Forston and Landon Kunkler. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son: Jason Kunkler.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 pm on Saturday and from 11 am until the time of services on Sunday.

WILLIAM RAY GILBERT, 50, Memphis, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Saint Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on Februart 25, 1963 in Wolfe County, Ky. to Berton a d Pearl Banks Gilbert. He was a former service tech for Culligan Water Conditioning in Clarksville.
Survivors include his wife: Sandra David Gilbert; his son: James Bradley Gilbert of Memphis; his step-sons: Jon Lace of Charlestown and Josh Lace of Shepherdsville, Ky.; his brothers: Johnny Glenn Gilbert of Elkhart, Ind., James Gilbert of Jackson, Ky. and Timmy Gibson of Mishawaka, Ind.; his sisters: Alice Gibson and Donna Whisman, both of Goshen, Ind., and Amy Todd of Osceola, Ind.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father: Oscar Gibson; and his brother: Lee Gilbert.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements are being handled by Grayson Funeral Home.

JAMES H. THOMAS, 90, Scottsburg, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on November 5, 1922 in Harrogate, Tenn. to the late Horace and Ethel Ellison Thomas. He was a dairy farmer and operated Thomas Dairy Farms in Scottsburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Scaffold Lick Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Mae Evlin Thomas; his daughters: Linda S. (Marvin) Richey, Peggy (Frank) Mays, Nancy Thomas and Robin (Dough) Prewitt, all of Scottsburg; his sons: Larry (Lisa) and Bobby (Margie) Thomas, both of Scottsburg; his brothers: Jackson (Ann) and Theodore (Dorothy) Partin, both of Middlesboro, Ky.; his nieces: Rhett Jackman of Lakeland, Fla. and Loretta Loy of Monticello, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Scaffold Lick Cemetery. Military graveside honors were conducted by Crothersville VFW Post # 1083. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scaffold Lick Baptist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.

CHESTER MICHAEL MILLER, 65, Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on June 23, 1947 in Scott County to the late Chester E. and Elizabeth Ann Bridgewater Miller. He was a self-employed framer and carpenter, and a member of Mantee Baptist Church in Mantee, Miss., where he often served as an usher. He was also a member of the Moose Family Center # 2324 and the Sons of the American Legion Post # 234, both in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his daughter: Anne Marie Miller of Mantee; his sister: Shirley Jean McCammon of Hartford City, Ind.; his grandchildren: Michael Neal (Terasa Ann) Sanders and Alex-Anne Sanders; and his great-grandchildren: Paytan Alexis and Boston Neal Sanders.
Cremation was chosen and a private burial will take place in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Collins Funeral Home.

WILLIAM THOMAS “TOM” HOWELL, 74, Scottsburg, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on December 10, 1938 in Scottsburg to the late Charles Lloyd and Ethel Mae Byerly Howell. He was a retired truck driver of the old Richey and Stewart Trucking Company in Scottsburg and a member of the Shelter of the Sheep Church in Austin.
Survivors include his wife: Christine Wells Howell; his sons: William Thomas (Joyce) Howell, Jr., Michael (Cari Lapine) Howell and Jason Wayne (Erica) Howell, all of Scottsburg; his daughter: Angie Beverly (Anthony) Richey of Scottsburg; his brothers: Harold Howell of Scottsburg, Melvin Howell of Georgetown, and John Howell of Little York; his sisters: Betty Humphrey of Salem, Katheryn Hunter of Linden and Beverly Ledford of Campbellsburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Little York Cemetery.

MARY JANE VIGNEAUX BIDDLE, 79, Salem, died September 7, 2012 at Norton's Hospital, Old Brownsboro Center, in Louisville.
She was born on November 4, 1932 in Rudyard, Mich. to Alfred and Genevieve LaGault Vigneaux. She traveled extensively around the world throughout her adult life, assisting her husband in his various jobs, from gold mining to house construction, before settling in Salem where she came involved with Washington County Homemakers Club 31.
Survivors include her husband: John Biddle; her brothers: Wilfred (Flora) Vigneaux of Grayling, Mich. and Homer (Gladys) Vigneaux of Yoder, Ind.; her sister Augustina (Bernard) Trombley of Columbia City, Ind; her children: Lana Jo (Roy) Byers of Bakersfield, Calif., John (Nickie) Biddle, Jr., of Hesperia, Calif., Deborah (Darryl) Baker of Galt, Calif., and Daniel Biddle of Powell, Wyo.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Eugene, Richard and George James Vigneaux; and her sisters: Alice Huth Vigneaux, Rosealma Helmkamp, and Irene Desormeaux.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Bunker Hill Christian Church in Salem. Her cremated remains will be buried at the Indiana Veterans Memorial, Cemetery in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, 2843 E. Grand River #230, East Lansing, MI 48823.

FRANCIS “RED” LEE TAFLINGER, 91, formerly of Newburgh, Ind., died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield, Ind.
He was born on July 28, 1921 in Lexington to the late John and Dorothy Geisendorf Taflinger. He worked for Dravo Corporation and retired in 1986 from the Operating Engineers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughter: Debbie Taflinger of Vero Beach, Fla.; his sons: Robert (Kelly) Taflinger of Greenfield and James (Sue) Fowler of Moores Hill, Ind.; his sister: Wilma Morris of Louisville; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews and a special niece: Donna Stewart of Scottsburg. He was preceded in death by his wife: Margaret Taflinger; his sister: Helen Axt; his brother: William Taflinger and his daughter: Barbara Ann Knox.
A remembrance of his life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Newburgh on Monday, April 15.
Military rites will be provided by the Greenfield Veteran Honor Guard.
Visitation will take place from 12 to 3 pm on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice, 801 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

RONALD DEAN HENRY, 70, Lexington, died on Friday, April 5, during a house fire at his home.
A retired manager for Indianapolis Veterinary Wholesale Supply, he was born in Deputy to the late Dean and Frieda M. Kemper Henry on September 14, 1942.
Survivors include his wife, the former Constance Ann Bauer; a daughter, Rhonda Kass of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Michael Henry of Madison; a sister, Linda Rea of Columbus; and two grandsons, Benjamin Kass and Patrick Kass.
Calling will be observed at the Stewart-Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Nelson Spaulding will officiate at the service.
Burial will be in Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy.
Donations to the family may be made through the staff of the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be expressed by visiting the website at

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