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Obituaries March 26, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

REV. WILLIAM BERT GATHERIDGE, 94
ELLEN GAYE EVERSOLE, 89
CRAIG JONATHAN DODDS, 49
HILDA D. GIBSON, 70
RUTH ANN COMBS, 73
ELIZABETH "SIS" LAND, 92
JOSEPH LEE BENGE, 87
ANNA MARIE BOWEN, 82
WANDA MAE BOWER, 81
MINNIE MAE AUSTIN, 95
MILDRED WEYER HEITKEMPER, 91
MARTHA (BAGSHAW) FLOYD, 88
JUDE CARSON HOWARD, infant
DENZEL "RALPH" GARY, 77
DARLENE ELIZABETH (BURKHART) TRAINOR, 74
JOHN VINCENT FINN, 87
WANETA F. SIMPSON, 86
LILLIAN  SHOUSE-ROUTH, 81
MARCELLA JEAN DAVIS, 81
WILMA P. BLANKENBAKER-WEBER, 94
SHARON JO HOWELL, 50
CRYSTAL  MILLER, 42
WILLIAM R. DAKE, 80ROBERT “BOB” METTS, 767


REV. WILLIAM BERT GATHERIDGE, 94 of Lexington, died Sunday March 16, 2014 at his home.
He was born on June 20, 1919 in Okmulgee, OK.  He was a former minister in various local Baptist churches, an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II,  a member of the Henryville First Baptist Church, Henryville Masonic Lodge and the Henryville American Legion.
He is Survived by his son Robert Gatheridge of Lexington and grandchildren, Robin Hart of Pendleton, Jolene Porter of Mooresville, Kim Hunt of Homer, and Dustin McMillen of Greensburg, and 12 great-grandchuildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 at the Henryville First Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in  Henryville. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown and after 9:30 am on Friday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gentiva Hospice or the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, IN
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


ELLEN GAYE EVERSOLE, 89, of Deputy, died on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg.
She was born on March 24, 1924 in Grassy Branch, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Horry and Bertha  (Deaton) Campbell.  She was married on Aug. 3, 1941 to James C. Eversole, Jr., who died on Sept. 18, 2008.  She was a homemaker and worked for a short time during the war for Morgan Foods.  She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy and the Deputy Homemakers Club.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara G. Uebel; two sisters, Gladys and Avis Campbell and three brothers, Deane, Eugene and Clayborne Campbell.
Survivors include a son, James B. Eversole and his wife Shirley of Columbus; three daughters, Carolyn J. Eversole of Hanover, Indiana, Doris J. Lewis and her husband Marvin of Shelbyville, Kentucky and Robin A. Baker and her husband Tom of Nashville, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Ruth Eversole of Hamilton, Ohio; seven granchildren, Mary McClanahan, Shawn Uebel, Leslie Webster, Bill Eversole, Trisha Smith, Sara Dorgan and Ryan Eversole; ten great-grandchildren, Cody Kelly, Elijah Steele, Dennis and Daniel Webster, Chance Uebel, James Anthony, Tyler and Ashlea Eversole, Tharan Smith and Nolan James Eversole; five step-grandchildren, 14 step great-grandchildren and two step-great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana with burial in Bethany Baptist Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Wednesday  and after 10 am Thursday.
Memorial Contributions: Her church or Bethany Cemetery Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CRAIG JONATHAN DODDS, 49, died Saturday, March 15, 2014.
He was born in Salem, Indiana on July 20, 1965. He graduated from Salem High School in 1983 and Vincennes University.  From there he moved to Pensacola, Florida and worked at Eglin Air Force Base before coming back to Salem in the late 1990’s and moving to Bloomington, in the early 2000’s.
He leaves behind his mother, Lana J. Dodds of Bloomington; father, Stephen F. Dodds (Kathy) of Cantonment, Florida; a sister, Kristin R. Goen (Jason) of Seymour; a brother, Nicholas Dodds of Pensacola, Florida; a niece, Alyssa Goen and nephew, Aiden Goen of Seymour; aunt, Sandra Williams (Larry) of Bedford; uncles, Jeff Reed (Beth) of Bloomington, Bill Dodds (Faye) of Provo, Utah and Marvin Vonnahme of Salem.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Max L. and Mildred F. Reed, George and Belva Dodds, one aunt, two uncles and two cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20 at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home with visitation from 11:00AM-time of service.


HILDA D. GIBSON, 70, Greenville, died Thursday March 17, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Roy Gibson and her parents, Thomas and Alberta (Rowe) Cundiff, and a brother William Cundiff.
She is survived by two sons, Earl Douglas Gibson (Tonja) and Darrell Roy Gibson (Jennifer); two sisters, Joyce Kochert (Bob) and Jeannette Seewer (Herman); six grandchildren, Katlyn, Addison, Hayden, Garrett, Gabrielle, and Gracie Gibson; two step-grandchildren, Anthony Wooldridge and Elijiah Bartle; one step-great-grandchild, Roman Wooldridge and a dear friend Cecil Garmon.
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 20, 2014 at 11 am at Love Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 1 pm to 8pm and after 9 am the day of the service. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville.


RUTH ANN COMBS, 73, of Austin, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 19, 1941 in Scott County, the daughter of the late Ellis Samuel and Carlie Louise (McConahay) Hazelwood.  She was a former employee of Morgan Foods and the old I. T. T. Thompson's in North Vernon, and attended the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee Combs; two sisters, Linda Gail Gilbert and Tammy Hazelwood; a brother, Franklin Hazelwood and three grandchildren, Kayla and Travis Hurt and Mikey Barnett.
Survivors include three daughters, Rita Hurt and her husband Willie of Scottsburg, Karen Barnett and her husband Michael of Austin, and Eva Baker and her husband Anthony of Scottsburg; a brother, Stanley Hazelwood of Scottsburg; four sisters, Nancy White and Eva Johnson both of Scottsburg, Martha Alvey of Seymour, and Ella Sturdevant of Austin; three grandchildren, Nathan Holland, Marty Barnett and William Hurt and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Combs Cemetery near Austin. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


ELIZABETH "SIS" LAND, 92, Salem, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the Meadow View Health Care Center.
She was born April 26, 1921 in Salem, the daughter of Clifford and Emma (Winslow) Bryant. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Purdue University. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church; a graduate of Salem High School; and had been a member of the Salem Senior Citizens. She married April 5, 1941, to Richard E. Land, who died Oct. 11, 1996.
She is survived by one brother, Irvin "Salty" Bryant, Salem. She was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Bryant.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


JOSEPH LEE BENGE, 87, of Charlestown, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
He retired from the Clark County School Corporation and was a United States Army veteran that proudly served his country during WWII. He was born on April 29, 1926 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Benjamin and Dora (Collins) Benge.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Irene H. (Hall) Benge; and siblings, Jack Benge, Roy Benge, and Rosella Adams.
He is survived by his children, Rick (Libby), Jack (Jackie), Valerie Benge, Ben Holbrook, Robert Benge; sister, Pat Morgan; grandchildren, Joshua, Mandy, Sarah, Emmy, Brian, Caleb, Aaron, Jack, Stephanie; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1 PM to 6 PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN). His Funeral Service will take place at 11 AM on Monday at the funeral home with burial and military honors to follow at Lebanon National Cemetery.
Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association (161 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


ANNA MARIE BOWEN, 82 of Charlestown, died Wednesday March 19, 2014 at her home.
She was born on January 31, 1932 in Clark County, to Alvin and Nellie Harbin Huttsell. She was the Owner Operator of Jim’s Meat Market, a member of the old Charlestown Christian Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her daughter; Phila Franklin of Charlestown, son; Alan Bowen, Sr., of New Washington, sisters; Loretta Wolf of Charlestown and Laura Baker of New Washington, brothers; Andrew Huttsell of New Washington and Paul Huttsell of Bethlehem, IN, grandchildren; Maggie Franklin, Jess Franklin, Alan Bowen, Jr., David Bowen and Elizabeth Bowen, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm on Friday and after 9 am on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


WANDA MAE BOWER, 81, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 26, 1932 to Hugh and Edna (Brooks) Oakley in Ford Co., IL. She was a factory worker for Reliance Electric in Madison, IN, and she worked at the old B & T Drug Store in Charlestown. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis Bower, and Greg Bower both of New Washington; daughters, Marsha Bower, and Kim Bower both of New Washington; brother, Danny Oakley of Charlestown, and Sister, Patty Oakley of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, IN, with burial to follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday from 1pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MINNIE MAE AUSTIN, 95, of Paris Crossing, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Hickory Creek at Madison in Madison, Indiana.
She was born on June 24, 1918 in Jefferson County, Indiana the daughter of Ben and Margaret Gill Smith. She married Henry Ennis Austin on April 7, 1939 in Madison, Indiana; he preceded her in death on June 29, 1993. She was a homemaker. She was a 1936 graduate of Saluda High School in Saluda, Indiana. She was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing and a former Foster Grandparent in North Vernon.
She is survived by her seven sons, Benny R. (Ethel) Austin and Clarence David (Faith) Austin of Lexington, J.D. Austin and Mark D. Austin both of Paris Crossing, Charles R. (Arlene) Austin of Plainfield, Indiana, Bill H. (Cindy) Austin of Madison, and Bobby A. (Beverly) Austin of St. Cloud, Florida; seven daughters, Ada M. (David) Bear of Madison, Irene (Winston) Barger of Lexington, Carolyn S. (Bobby) Sipe of Scottsburg, Patricia J. (Tony) Fletcher of Blocher, Indiana, Judith A. Hiler of Zephyrhills, Florida, Jane J. (Bob) Burris of Riverside, California and Robin D. Pruitt of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sisters, Indiana (Marion) Cook of Petersburg, Indiana and Faye King of Madison; one hundred and ten grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Kenneth H. and Glen Austin; two grandsons, Winston Barger, Jr. and Jerry Glen Austin; one great-great-grandchild Kenneth Austin; three brothers. Johnny, Harold and Harry Smith and five sisters, Pearl Parker, Dora Newman, Blanche Shelton, Cecil Varble and Martha Lichlyter.
A Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana with the Rev. Irmal Elliott officiating. Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior the service on Monday at the Church. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Coffee Creek Baptist Church.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com


MILDRED WEYER HEITKEMPER, 91, Lanesville, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born July 8, 1922 in Ferdinand, Indiana to Frank and Catherine Eversmann Weyer. She was a riveter with Curtis Wright during World War II in Louisville. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville and the St. Anne’s Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Heitkemper, three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by three sons, Guy (Ann), James (Sara), and Robert Heitkemper (Tina) all of Elizabeth, five daughters, Mary Wismann of Hurst, Texas, Ruth Shumaker (Lee) of Georgetown, Norma Menges of Lanesville, Linda Hubbard (Joel) of Corydon, and Donna Hublar, (Rob) of Elizabeth, 19 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 24, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, Indiana. Visitation will be Saturday, 4-8 PM and Sunday, 1-7 PM, and after 8:00 AM Monday at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, Indiana. There will be a Rosary Service, Sunday, March 23 at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lanesville, Indiana.


MARTHA (BAGSHAW) FLOYD, 88, of Salem, died March 18, 2014 at the Meadow View Health and Rehab Center in Salem.
Born on April 14, 1925 in San Pierre, Indiana, she was the daughter of James Everett Bagshaw and Lumna Elva (Charles) Bagshaw. She retired from the Salem Middle School as the Attendance Clerk with over 20 years of service. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, a long time member of the choir and United Methodist Women's Club. She was a 50 + year member of the Salem Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, Bryce Floyd; three daughters, Donalee Beld, Valarie Bundy and Elana Floyd-Kennett; one sister, Emma Ruth Cooke; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Donald Floyd.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 9:00 AM Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Bro. Bob Holler will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Historical Society.
Online Expressions: www.hughestaylor.net


JUDE CARSON HOWARD, infant, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born March 19, 2014 in Scottsburg, the son of Ethan Howard and Ashley (Stacy) Stacy.
Survivors include his grandparents, Neil and Rebekah Kimberlin, Austin; Grandfather, Roy Lee Howard, Lexington; Grandmother, Wendy Bowles, Scottsburg; Grandfather, Newell Stacy, Austin; great-grandparents Rocky and Ann Simon, Scottsburg and a Great Grandfather Eddie Polly, Austin.
He was preceded in death by: His Great-Grandmother Sally Polly.
Graveside Service: 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg, Indiana with Rev. Michael LaFountain officiating.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DENZEL "RALPH" GARY, 77, of Lexington, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 16, 1936 in Butler County, Kentucky, the son of the late R. O. Gary Sr. and Hettie B. (Embry) Gary. He was a retired Electrician A for Louisville Gas & Electric, retiring in 1992 after 36 years. He and his wife were also the former owners of the old Gary's Oil Company at the corner of State Roads # 3 and # 362 near Nabb. He was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as a trustee and on the building committee. He and his wife also hosted many youth events at their home when his children were involved in the American Baptist Youth Group. He began treatment in Alcoholic Anonymous on Feb. 15, 1984 and celebrated 30 years at a gathering with family, friends and other AA members. He was instrumental in helping many alcoholics seeking recovery.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, W.T. Gary and R.O. Gary, Jr. and two sisters, Christine Carroll and Kathalene Pence.
Survivors include his wife, Janice L. (Whited) Gary; three sons, Ralph D. Gary of Scottsburg, Robert O. Gary and his wife Michelle of Marysville and Randall Gary of Lexington; a daughter, Karen B. Brunner and her husband Tim of Scottsburg; a brother, David Gary and his wife Christine of Louisville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Sunday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 pm Saturday and after noon Sunday.
Memorial Contributions: Kimberlin Creek Church Building Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


DARLENE ELIZABETH (BURKHART) TRAINOR, 74, of Pekin, died Friday, March 21, 2014.
She graduated from Watterson College with a degree in accounting and went on to retire from management at the Best Western Hotel in Cocoa Beach, Florida. An avid reader, she was also a member of the American Legion Post 348 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary VFW Post 10131 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was born on March 22, 1939 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Otis E. and Florence L. (Ray) Burkhart.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gene W. Trainor; and brother, Richard E. Burkhart.
She is survived by her children, Jeania Speckner (Chris), Wendy Robinson, Jeff Trainor (Pam), Brandon Trainor (Jessie); eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
Cremation was chosen following her wishes.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) was entrusted with her care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association (4100 Churchman Avenue, Louisville, KY 40215).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


JOHN VINCENT FINN, 87, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.
He retired from Brown-Forman, Inc., and was a long-time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight. He was born in Jeffersontown, Kentucky to the late James F. and Juliet (Young) Finn. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James K. Finn, and sister-in-law, Mary Finn.
He was married to Blanche A. (Boesing) Finn for 63 years. Along with his wife, survivors include his nine children, James Finn (Jackie), Jerome "Jerry" Finn (Jill), Therese Finn, Lois Dailey (Jerry), John Martin Finn, Walter Finn (Mary Beth), Carmel Quire (Chris), Martha Patton (David), Elaine Lonnemann (Paul); 35 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 11 AM until 8 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Saturday after 9 AM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (8310 St. John’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries (707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129).
To leave a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


WANETA F. SIMPSON, 86, Salem, died Saturday, March 22 at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest in New Albany.
She was born October 21, 1927 in Washington County the daughter of Roy Edward and Monta Thompson Hinds.  She was a homemaker, a member of First Christian Church of Salem and Fort Nightly Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband:  Kent Simpson, a brother:  Raymond Hinds, two sisters:  Margaret Frakes and Lois Miller and her parents.
She is survived by a son:  Richard Simpson (Ann) of New Albany, a daughter:  Connie Wright (Drew) of Salem, a brother:  Hubert L. Hinds of Salem, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to:  Washington County Community Foundation or Hosparus.


LILLIAN  SHOUSE-ROUTH, 81, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her residence.
She was born October 1, 1932 in Butterfly, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Charlie and Opsie (Baker) Baker. Lillian was married to Rev. Elza Shouse, who died on Nov. 16, 1990 and  was also married to Eugene Routh, who died on January 27, 2007.
She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, for 18 years, also worked for Scott County Visiting Nurses and a member of the Chelsea Church of God in Chelsea.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth "Bud" Baker and a son-in-law, Chris Brunning.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Crowley and her husband Louis of Scottsburg, Donna Swaim and her husband Kenny, Linda Brunning  and Deva Shouse all of Terre Haute; a sister, Opal Rice-Phillips of Scottsburg;  Six grandchildren, Christy Hall, Jennifer Norred, Christopher Swaim, Joshua Smith, Michael and Bradley Crowley and eight great-grandchildren, Duncan, Malaki, Samuel, Jacqueline, Skyla, Michael, Ian & Piper Lillian.
Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and after 11 am Wednesday.
Online Condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


MARCELLA JEAN DAVIS, 81, of rural Warren, IN, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her residence in rural Warren, IN.
She was born on Monday, March 28, 1932, in Huntington, the daughter of the late Walter and Louetta (Caley) Campbell. She attended the Warren High School.  She married Dale W. Davis on Friday, August 04, 1950 in Lancaster, IN.  He passed away October 28, 1999. She was a member of the Salamonie Church of the Brethren, where she was a lifelong nursery teacher and member of the Ladies Aid.
Survivors Include her sons, Gary L. Davis, Allen (Debbie) Davis, both of Warren and Terry (Tammy) Davis, Scottsburg; a daughter, Joyce (Michael) Green, Elwood, IN; Brothers, Harold Campbell, Warren and Lavon Clevenger, Bluffton; sisters, Idella Gard, Warren, Opal Stewart, Huntington, Patricia Wolf, Markle, IN, Becky Mays, Fort Wayne, granddaughters, Andrea (Brian) Ballinger, Fort Wayne and Alyssa Davis, Warren and grandsons, Brian Green, Indianapolis and Craig Davis, Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother and her husband. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Waynette Sands, Evelyn Coppock, Maxine Surfus and Sharon Campbell; and her brothers, Bud Campbell and James Campbell.
Family and friends may gathered to share and remember at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N Matilda St. Warren on Monday, March 24, 2014.
A service to celebrate Marcella's life at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N Matilda St. Warren was held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 with the Pastor Mel Zumbrun officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery.
Preferred memorials:  In Lieu of flowers: Salamonie Church Of The Brethren  2662W - 600S  Warren, IN  46792
Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com


WILMA P. BLANKENBAKER-WEBER, 94, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Westminister Health Care Center in Clarksville.
She was Owner/Operator of the jewelry in Sellersburg for many years, member/volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary Club and VFW Post 1427 in Charlestown, past volunteer for many years at Life Springs in Jeffersonville, a member of Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, known around Sellersburg for the various “Red” hats and clothing she always wore and spent many hours volunteering at the V.A. Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Weber and a son-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Deaton.
Surviving are a son, C. Joel (Regina) Weber, Clarksville; a daughter, Carol Deaton, Sellersburg; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 3PM Tuesday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with a private burial to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service.
Online condolences can be made at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


SHARON JO HOWELL, 50, of Sellersburg, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born January 11, 1964 in Jeffersonville, the daughter of the late Melvin Clyde and Lois Eileen (Johnson) Vaughn, who survives. She was married Dec. 10, 1999 to Guy R. Howell, who survives. She was a Program Coordinator with Wellspring in Louisville, Kentucky for 13 years. She was also employed as a executive secretary for Humana in Louisville, Kentucky and was also a professional belly dancer. She was a member of the Southeast Christian Church Indiana Campus in Clarksville, Indiana. She spent most of her life in Clark County, graduated from Henryville High School Class of 1982 and IUS with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
Survivors include her husband, Guy R. Howell; two daughters, Emily Rose & Grace Katherine Howell of Sellersburg, Indiana;  her Mother: Lois E. Vaughn of Sellersburg;  two sisters: Sheila K. Campbell of Sarasota, Florida and Sonja S. Bernhart of Jeffersonville and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home. Visitation is 5 to 8 pm Wednesday  and after 9 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home. Cremation will follow service.
Memorial Contributions: American Cancer Society c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 West McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana.


CRYSTAL  MILLER, 42, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at The Waters of Scottsburg.
She was born June 27, 1971 in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Conley and Phyllis (Sears) Miller.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Robert Sears and grandparents, Adeline & Chritine Miller.  Survivors include her mother & stepfather, Phyllis Miller  & Michael Norris of Scottsburg, Indiana; her  father & stepmother, Conley & Ethel Miller of Michigan; a sister, Phyllis Rene Bryant and her husband Daryl of Hampton, Michigan; her grandmother, Lillian Mounce of Somerset, Kentucky and niece & nephew, Courtny & Brandon.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Spurgeon Cemeteryin Austin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday  and after 9 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


WILLIAM R. DAKE, 80, Friday March 21, 2014 in Kendred Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born in Shelby County Indiana to Jesse Maurice Dake and Sarah (Entrekin ) Dake on March 25, 1933. He married Anna M. (Montgomery) Dake on April 4, 1953. She is surviving in Franklin, Indiana. He was a Moral Township High School graduate class of 1951. He then entered the US Navy and served on the USS Saratoga. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 2, 1971, later retired from the US Navy on October 1, 1980. He was also a Master Mason since 1984, receiving a 25 year honor.
Surviving are his children Randall K. Dake (Kathy) of Shelbyville, Ronald W. Dake (Susan) of Taylorsville, Ind., Mary C. Dake-Whitmer of Clarksville and James M. Dake (Jerri) of Shelbyville.
He leaves behind 12 Grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A Masonic service was Monday, March 24, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Austin, Indiana.
Funeral Services were Monday March 24, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin.
A Graveside service was Tuesday March 25, 2014 at Acton Cemetery, Acton Indiana. With full Military Honors.


ROBERT “BOB” METTS, 76, of Louisville, died Sunday, March 23,2014 at Jewish Hospital.
He was the owner of Robert F. Metts Real Estate. He was one of the founding members of, Freed from Within, a Christian based organization that introduces men to Jesus Christ and helps them become better men in there family and community. He was an avid bass fisherman, U of K fan and loved Wednesday night food, fellowship and worship and Friday night Dominos with his FFW family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Louise Metts; daughter, Paula Metts and brother, Frank R. Metts.
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Carol Metts; daughters, Vicki Metts and Dee Scarry (Ken); sons, Robert F. Metts (Susan) and Joseph Scarry; brothers, Ralph G. and William J. Metts; and grandchildren, Ashley, Rob, Christal, London and Addison. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday and after 10 a.m. on Friday until time of service.
Memorials may go to Home of the Innocents or Freed From Within.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:09