MORRIS L. RENO, 71
C. WAYNE WIMSATT, 33
CARL EDWARD PATE, 73
RUTH MARIE POPP SIPES, 82
LOIS J. SCHMITT WOLFE, 89
K. ALAN DOWNEY, 52
NORMAN SMITH, 74
BETTY JO STUCKY VESSELS, 65
MORRIS L. RENO, 71, of Underwood, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born September 8, 1941 in New Albany, Indiana, he was the son of Morris L. and Clara (Cuttingham) Reno who are both deceased. He worked at Syphis Technologies for 38 years as a steelworker retiring in 2001. He was a lifetime member of the Pekin Saddle Club, 15 year member of the Scott County Saddle Club. On January 22, 1966 in Jeffersonville, he married Martha Sue (Burns) Reno who survives in Underwood.
Other survivors include, a step-daughter, Terry Hatfield of South Dakota; one son, Jammie Lee Reno of Underwood; three daughters, Kitty Susanna Densford of Lanesville, Marsha Renee’ Reno of Underwood, Chestina Renee’ (Justin Hedger) Reno of Underwood; three step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren; two granddaughters, Andrea Siewert of New Washington, Emma Sue Hedger of Underwood; one brother, William Reno of Rhode Island.
Two sisters, Carol Sue Rightnour & Eva Kay Rowley, preceded him in death.
Cremation services have been entrusted to Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Memorial donations may be given to his family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
C. WAYNE WIMSATT, 33 of Scottsburg, died Monday, April 22, 2013.
He was born on May 23, 1979 in Louisville, the son of Joseph C. Wimsatt, Jr. and Brenda F. (Higdon) Wimsatt. He was a retired plant operator for Hanson Aggregates in Lexington.
Survivors include his wife, Christy R. (Combs) Wimsatt; parents, Big Joe and Brenda Wimsatt of Scottsburg; a brother, Little Joe Wimsatt of Scottsburg; grandmother, Mary Loreen Hollaway of Bardstown, Kentucky and two nieces, Hannah and Emma Wimsatt.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charlie Wimsatt.
Funeral services were Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
CARL EDWARD PATE, 73, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Hillcrest Village Nursing Home in Jeffersonville.
He was born on July 31, 1939 in Corydon to Otto and Christine Bradenburg Pate. He worked for M & M Construction as a load driver.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Pate of Corydon; his sons: Ronnie (Debbie) and Michael (Cindy) Pate, both of Corydon; his brother: Robert Pate of Central, Ind.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11 am to the time of services on Thursday.
RUTH MARIE POPP SIPES, 82, died Friday, April 22, 2013.
She was born on October 2, 1930 in Sellersburg to the late Louis and Lorene Renn Popp. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 204, Sellersburg Moose 1757, and VFW Post 1693.
Survivors include her daughters: Beverly (Joseph) Basham of Sellersburg and Alice Aubrey (Kevin) Oechslin of Crestwood, Ky.; her sons: Richard (Janey) Lewis of Batesville, Ind. and Robert Lewis of Sellersburg; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren a nephew and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23, 2013 at Garr Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sellersburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 204, Color Guard.
LOIS J. SCHMITT WOLFE, 89, Floyds Knobs, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her home.
She was born on October 6, 1923 in Harrison County to the late Perry and Flora Richert Schmitt. She was retired from the Airguard in New Albany and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs.
Survivors include her children: Betty Jean Wolfe, Flora Dian Jacobi (Larry), Charles Walter Wolfe (Carolyn); her grandchildren: Angela Carter (Joe), Melissa Happel, Kim Harbison (Greg), Dean A. Jacobi; and her great-grandchildren: Jacob and Nickalos Carter, MaKenzie, Erica Ackermann, Nathan, Jessica, and Alivia Harbison. She was preceded in death by her husband: Charles E. Wolfe; her siblings: Orville and Wayne Schmitt, Helen Harmling and Mary L. “Peggy” Steele.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church's Chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 1 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 25, at Newcomer Funeral Home, and at the church from 10 am until the time of services on Friday.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Jackie Rosenburger, Ruth Becht, Sherry Wise, Mary Callahan, and Kim Ellis for their love and kindness.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs, 5719 St. Mary's Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.
K. ALAN DOWNEY, 52, Corydon, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Ramsey.
He was born on February 8, 1961 in Louisville to Kenneht Downey, Jr. of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Shirley Coakley of Corydon. He was an employee of Ramsey Water Co., was a Boy Scout Leader, was an avid worker with Special Olympics and was a member of First Capitol Christian Church.
Other survivors include his wife: Dee Katz-Downey of Corydon; hs sons: John Katz of Clarksville and Jonathan Katz-Downey of Corydon; his sister: Cathy Martin of Clarksville; his nephews: David Lee Martin of Clarksville, Thomas (Deandre) Downey, Jr. of Indianapolis; and three great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother: Tom Downey; his maternal grandparents: Harold and Polly Boggs; and his paternal grandparents : Kenneth Downey, Sr. and Birtha Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 26, 2013 at First Capitol Christian Church in Corydon.
Visitation will take place at the church from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 25, and from 9 am until the time of services on Friday.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Harrison County Special Olympics.
NORMAN SMITH, 74, Austin, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on January 28, 1939 in Pigeon Roost, Ky. to the late Clyde and Cleda Mae Chaney Smith. He was a carpenter with the Carpenters Union Local #1775 in Columbus.
Survivors include his wife: Maxine Smith of Austin; his daughters Gina Campbell, Shelbyville, Indiana; Pam Campbell, Shelbyville, Indiana; Diana Smith, Austin, Indiana; and Missy Braunagel, Waldon, Indiana; Stepdaughters: Joyce Stamper, Jackson, Kentucky; Edna Meyer, Campton, Kentucky; Ina Ekwere, Bremen, Indiana; and Betty Dryden, Campton, Kentucky; Stepsons: Mark Trent, Inwood, Indiana; James Trent, Jackson, Kentucky; Brothers: Vernon Smith, Uniontown, Indiana; and Richard Smith, Austin, Indiana; Sisters: Virginia Bowling, Seymour, Indiana; Stella Issac, Blocher, Indiana; Judy Peacock, West Palm Beach, Florida; and Pearl Smith, Austin, Indiana. Grandchildren: Jason Gross, Brandon Campbell, Jennifer Dunham, Stephanie Gross, Alex Braunagel, and Kristen Braunagel. Great Grandchildren: Taylor Gross, Logan Campbell, Fisher Gross, Hunter Dunham, Skylar Gross, Olivia Campbell. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Christine Smith; and his brothers: Gene and Dave Smith.
Funeral services were held Saturday,April 27, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial followed in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
BETTY JO STUCKY VESSELS, 65, Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
She was born on January 28, 1948 in Borden to the late Ralph and Freida Ferber Stucky. She ha recently earned an associate's degree from Ivy Tech and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her children, Dana Shaw (Carmen), Danny Schellenberger, Sr.; her siblings: Doris Stiner (John), Melvin “Butch” Porter (Marilyn “Sue”); her sister-in-law: Virginia Porter; and her grandchildren: Danny Schellenberger, Jr., Austin and Chloe Shaw.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 26.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana, or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Jeffersonville.