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Obituaries - October 8, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00

AMANDA K. WHITT, 29
MARY HORTENSE BARTON, 88
DAVID ALLEN BOWLES, 51
TROY DEAD DAVIDSON, 53
EDITH RACHEL KING, 92
VANCE BUSH, 48
SR. ANGELINE PRESKE, OSB, 93
RUDY KNIES, 73
GEORGE W. ENLOW, 63
JAMES WILLIAM "JIM" WEBSTER, 73
IMOGENE RITCHIE, 85
CHRISTOPHER EARL DAVIS, 47
EDWARD JUNIOR "JUNE" BARTLEY, 85
JAMES LEONARD BIXLER, 92
CARMEN DELL MURPHY, 27
RANDALL L. SEARS, 77
HENRY MICHAEL ROBAK, 73
SHIRLEY J. SHULER, 68
CLAUDE ELZIE OSBORNE, SR., 74
ZULA M. HYDE, 81

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   ?   ?   ?    AMANDA K. WHITT, 29, Sellersburg, died Wednesday, September 24 at her residence.
    She was a store manager for Circle K Food Mart.
    Survivors include her son, Joseph Whitt of Sellersburg; parents, John Whitt of Otisco and Betty Lynch of Jeffersonville; ex-husband, James Darnall of Sellersburg; three brothers, Tommy Whitt (Sarah) of Otisco, Jeff Whitt (Mandy) of Marysville, and Evertt Whitt of Marysville; two nieces, Brittany and Kaitlyn Whitt, and a nephew, Tyler Whitt.
    Services were held Monday, September 29 at Coots Funeral Home with burial in the New Market Cemetery.


    MARY HORTENSE BARTON, 88, Charlestown, died Monday, September 29 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
    She was a housewife and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Verl Barton of Charlestown; two sons, Donald and Kenneth Barton of Charlestown; daughter, Betty Hill of Florida; sister, Martha Lumpkins of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 1 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.


    DAVID ALLEN BOWLES, 51, Salem, died Tuesday, September 30 at Meadowview Health Care Center.
    He was a retired Merchant Marine, a member of Mt. Eden Christian Church, the American Legion, and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include a son, Brandon Dillard of Vallonia; daughter, Cody Dillard of Seymour; five brothers, James F. Bowles of Norfolk, Virginia, Brian E. Bowles of Washington, Vincent Bowles of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeremy Bowles of Salem, and Alan Bowles of Scottsburg; four sisters, Barbara Thixton, Terry Wheeler, and Hope Tegarden all of Salem, and Billie Jo Bowles of Louisville; step-mother, Gerri Howerton of Salem, and one grandchild.
    Services were held Friday, October 3 at Weathers Funeral Home.


    TROY DEAN DAVIDSON, 53, Salem, died Tuesday, September 30 at his home.
    He was self-employed and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include his wife, Debra Caves Davidson; son, Justin “Banger” Davidson; daughter, Tiffany Blevins of Salem; three brothers, Ova, Coy Daniel, and Timmy Ray Davidson all of Salem; three sisters, Barbara Sue Coliapolis, Glenda Lue Garrison, and Velita Lynn Brown all of Salem, and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, October 4 at Weathers Funeral Home.


    EDITH RACHEL KING, 92, Jeffersonville, died Friday, September 26 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Ladies Union Club, and Clark County Farm Bureau. She was a former Clark County Women’s Leader and member of Town & Country Extension Club.
    Survivors include four sons, Douglas, Ronald, Thomas, and Bill King; two sisters, Clara Crum and Sue Ann Lewman; and a brother, Richard Lewman, all of Clark County; twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Thursday, October 2 at New Chapel United Methodist Church with burial at New Chapel Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements
    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Chapel United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.


    VANCE BUSH, 48, Salem, died Thursday, September 25 at his home.
    He was a heavy equipment operator for Bierman Excavating, Inc.
    Survivors include three sisters, Martha Jane Cleek and Lisa Garrison both of Scottsburg, and Nancy England of Pekin; seven nephews, two nieces, ten great-nieces, and six great-nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, September 30 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin.


    SR. ANGELINE PRESKE, OSB, (FORMERLY MAGDALEN FRANCES), 93, Beech Grove, died Friday, September 26 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.
    Sr. Angeline entered the Benedictine community at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand in 1936 and made her first monastic profession in 1938 and in 1941 she made her perpetual monastic profession. Sr. Angeline was a founding member of the community at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. Sr. Angeline was in active ministry for 66 years. She began her career as a caretaker for her sisters and part-time religion teacher at St. Joseph in Dale in 1939. She also worked at St. Joe Hill, Sellersburg; St. Mark, Tell City; Holy Cross, Fort Branch; St. Mary of the Knobs, Floyds Knobs; Sacred Heart, Jeffersonville; St. Ambrose, Seymour; St. Pius, Troy; St. Martin, Siberia; and St. Michael, Bradford. She also worked at Transfiguration in Florissant, Missouri. Sr. Angeline spent most of her career at her beloved St. John in Starlight.
    Survivors include five brothers, Fr. Venatius Paul of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, and Henry, Aloysius, Richard, and Marvin all of Evansville; a sister, Theresa Martin of Evansville; her religious community, and many friends.
    Services were held Monday, September 29 in the Our Lady of Grace Monastery chapel building. Little & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Sister’s Fund, c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107.


    RUDY KNIES, 73, formerly of Sellersburg, died Saturday, September 27 in Murray, Kentucky.
    He was an avid fisherman and retired owner/operator of Leader Electric Co. in Columbus, and a member of the I.B.E.W. Union #481.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Duvall of Murray, Kentucky; three sons, Darrel Knies of Indianapolis, Terry Knies of New Albany, and Chris Capps of New York, New York; daughter, Robin Capps of Murray, Kentucky; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 1 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois with burial in the Church Cemetery. Garr Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


    GEORGE W. ENLOW, 63, Charlestown, died Tuesday, September 30.
    Services were held Friday, October 3 at Coots Funeral Home.


    JAMES WILLIAM “JIM” WEBSTER, 73, Charlestown, died Tuesday, September 30.
    Services were held Saturday, October 4 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


    IMOGENE RITCHIE, 85, Charlestown, died Wednesday, October 1 at her residence.
    She was clerk at Lowe & Tull Hardware in Charlestown for many years.
    Survivors include a son, Glenn Ritchie of Somerset, Kentucky; daughter, Patricia Cornett of Charlestown; brother, R.C. Smith of Olympia, Kentucky; three sisters, Ida Mae Strong of Hazard, Kentucky, Better Weyer of Charlestown, and Ruth Teague of Port St. Lucie, Florida; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    There were no services. Burial was in Charlestown Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


    CHRISTOPHER EARL DAVIS, 47, New Albany, died Tuesday, September 30 at his home.
    He was a huge UK and Colts fan. He loved to hunt with his dad, who was his best friend.
    Survivors include his father, Buddy Gene Davis; daughter, Christina Seabolt of Salem; son, Nicholas Davis of Pekin; two sisters, Edna Davis and Rebecca Gatewood, and a granddaughter, Alexis Seabolt.
    Services were held Saturday, October 4 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home.


    EDWARD JUNIOR “JUNE” BARTLEY, 85, Sellersburg, died Wednesday, October 1 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was an Army veteran of WWII. Arriving in Lahore, France after D-Day, his unit, the 94th Chemical Mortar Battalion, fought across Belgium and crossed the Rhine River into Germany with General Patton’s 3rd Army. In early 1945, they fought at Nuremburg and Regensburg and were the first units to reach and liberate concentration camps at Hanover and Dachau. Driving into Austria, they crossed the Danube at Oberndorf and were at Braunau, Hitler’s birthplace, when they learned of Germany’s surrender. After the war, he lived in New Albany working for E.M. Cummings Veneer until he retired in 1987.
    Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ozetta Bartley; son, Robert Edward Bartley of Borden; daughter, Brenda Hiatt of Floyds Knobs; three bothers, John Bartley of New Albany, and William and Dallas Bartley both of Laconia; two sisters, Elizabeth Wolfe of New Albany and Bonnie Carter of Laconia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, October 4 at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes with interment in Union Chapel Christian Church Cemetery near Laconia.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Union Chapel Church Cemetery.


    JAMES LEONARD BIXLER, 92, Jeffersonville, died Saturday, September 27 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Corps. He retired from Schmutz Manufacturing in Louisville.
    Survivors include a son, Darryl Bixler of Georgetown; two daughters, Denise Hicks and Cheryl Gettings both of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, October 3 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial at a later date at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.


    CARMEN DELL MURPHY, 27, Greenville, died Thursday, October 2 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a 1999 graduate of Floyd Central High School, a 2003 graduate of Purdue University, and a 2005 graduate of the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo as a Physician Assistant. After graduation she worked one year in the liver transplant department at the V.A. Medical Center in Pittsburgh and then in the Geriatrics and Hospice Unit at the V.A. Medical Center in Louisville as a Physician Assistant.
    Survivors include her parents, Audrey and Cheryl Murphy of Greenville; fiancé, Fadi Francis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; sister, Amy Schuler of Navilleton; grandparents, Robert and Delva Scharrer of Greenville, Louise Cox of New Albany, and Charles and Frances Murphy of Palmyra, and two nieces and a nephew.
    Services were held Saturday, October 4 at St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League or a charity of your choice.


    RANDALL L. SEARS, 77, Greenville, died on Monday, October 6, at his home.
    A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was born in Henry County and was a retired bricklayer for Local 4 in Indiana and Kentucky.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Geraldine Burnett; a son, Sam Sears of underwood; two daughters, Rhonda Sipe of New Albany and Rosalie Russell of Georgetown; four stepsons, David DeWilde of Louisville, Ky., Dan DeWilde of New Albany; Donald DeWilde of Jeffersonville and Dennis DeWilde of Randalmann, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Julie DeWilde of Greenville; a brother, Duane Sears of Seymour; a sister, Wanda Dunn of Rockville; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg will be observed from 4 to 8 p.m.
    On Thursday, October 9, calling will be held from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Bern Kiser will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit Hosparus, Gideons International or the American Heart Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


    HENRY MICHAEL ROBAK, 73, Madison, died on Saturday, October 4, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.
    He was born in Sturgeon, Pa. And was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. A resident of Jefferson County since 1961, he was employed for 24 years at Reliance Electric Company in Madison. He was raised in the Catholic faith and was a member of American Legion Jefferson Post 9 in Madison.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Thelma Jean Pyles; five sons, Mike Robak, John Robak, and David Robak, all of Madison, Cecil Robak of Milton, Ky., and Joe Robak of Lexington; three brothers, John Robak, Alex Robak Jr. and Robert Robak, all of Sturgeon; two sisters, Frannie Switzer and Donna Jean Kapolka, both of Sturgeon; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his caregivers, Kenny and Mary Seel of Madison.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Bob Leach will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison following full military graveside honors in the cemetery’s chapel.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit the Henry Michael Robak Memorial Fund
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.


    SHIRLEY J. SHULER, 68, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, October 4, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky.
    A homemaker, she was born in Scottsburg and was a lifelong resident of Scott County.
    Survivors include her husband, Victor; two daughters, Teresa Schmidt and Tammy Richey, both of Scottsburg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, October 7, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Damon Marling officiated.
    Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


    CLAUDE ELZIE OSBORNE SR., 74, Scottsburg, died on Friday, October 3, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    A native of Blackwater, Va., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired in 1985 after 30 years of employment as an inspector for General Motors in Dayton, Ohio. Memberships included Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scott County Post 6582, the Indiana State Police Association and the Indiana Sheriffs Association. He attended Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church near Lexington.
     Survivors include his wife, the former Lola Neace; two sons, Darrell Osborne of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Claude Osborne Jr. of Dayton; a stepson, Darren Russell of Dayton; a nephew, Earl Lawson of Blackwater; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, October 7, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Tim Lucas officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


    ZULA M. HYDE, 81, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, September 30, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    She was a Washington County native.
    Survivors include a son, Marvin Castile of Portland, Or.; and four nephews, Marion Smith of Little York, Alvin Smith and Elmer Smith, both of Salem, and Isaac Smith of Scottsburg.
    A private graveside service was conducted at Little York Cemetery.
    Staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of arrangements.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:53