Obituaries April 9, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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ANNA HARRIET KLEOPFER SANDERS, 91, Lexington, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus, Hanover.
She was born September 5, 1922, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Byron F. & Kathryn Alantha Wiley Kleopfer. She was employed as a bus driver for the Southwestern School Corporation for nearly 18 years and during this time enjoyed driving the basketball team to their away games. She was also employed at Temperly Store in Kent, the US Shoe Factory and the American Can in Austin. was a member of the Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary, Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary and a Democratic Precinct Committeewoman. She was a faithful member of the Kent United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Hatton and her husband Eddie of Lexington, Kathy Taylor and her husband, Terry of Hanover; her son, Jim Sanders and his wife, Louane of Lexington; her grandchildren, Bobby Hatton, J.B. Hatton, Joely Mack (Billy), Jared Sanders, Alinza Taylor Deuser and her husband Tyler, and Trace Taylor; her great-grandchildren, Jordan Allen Hatton, Conner Hatton, Colton Chandler, Brady and Jenna Mack; her sister-in-law, Sarah Sanders of Phoenix, Arizona; her twin cousin, Jake Lowe who were raised together and several other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron Fredrick, and Kathryn Alantha Wiley Kleopfer; her husband of fifty four years, James Orville Sanders, died October 9, 2002; her sisters-in-law and her brother-in-law, Ray Sanders, Jewell and Bob Carpenter, Mildred Stuckwisch; her cousin, Washington Wiley M.D., who was the US Food and Drug Administrator in 1906.
Services will be Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Bro. Joe McKay will officiate. Interment will follow at Kent Cemetery in Kent. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Harriet to the Jefferson County 4H-Fair Grounds or Our Hospice, or the Kent United Methodist Church, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at

DAVID WAYNE BAKER, 53, of Crothersville, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 in his sleep at his home.
He was born February 10, 1961 in Hazard, KY, the son of the late Farris Baker and Wanda (Campbell) Achelpohl of Scottsburg. He was a 1982 Austin High School graduate and moved to Crothersville after graduation. He married Taleen Denise Doyle Baker on July 24, 1982 in Austin, at the First Christian Church. He worked as an engineer at Aisin Drivetrain in Crothersville, since 1995 and previously worked at Morgan’s Packing Company in Austin, for over 10 years. He was a member of First Marion Baptist Church. He was very instrumental in getting the girls new softball diamond built for Crothersville. He was the head varsity softball coach of the Crothersville softball team since 2005 and also coached the middle school and JV girls basketball for 9 years. He and his wife Taleen served as class sponsors for Crothersville Classes of 2007 & 2008 and spent numerous hours helping the Class of 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Taleen Denise (Doyle) Baker of Crothersville, two daughters, Tallas Ashley (Derin) Cutshall of Crothersville, Tesia Renae Baker of Crothersville, two grandchildren, Teagan Riley Cutshall and Tatum Landry Cutshall, both of Crothersville, four siblings, Brenda (Jay) Lainhart of Austin, Ronnie (Linda) Baker of Austin, Linda (Ray) Dawson of Scottsburg, Charles (Lisa) Baker of Scottsburg, father and mother-in-law, Bige and Mavis Talu Doyle of Retreat, brother and sister-in-law, Bige and Julia Doyle, of Crothersville, and several nieces and nephews.
A niece, Mallory Lainhart, preceded him in death.
Pastor Jeff Hood will conduct funeral services at 11:30AM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with cremation to follow the funeral. Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 3:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 9:00AM on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Teagan & Tatum’s college fund or the David Baker Softball Memorial both c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, Indiana 47229.
Online condolences and a video tribute can be viewed at

ELLEN LAFOUNTAIN TRIMNELL, 91, of Taylorsville, Indiana, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg.
She is survived by her husband, Harold E. Trimnell of Taylorsville; Sons, Bob LaFountain of Charlestown, Gary LaFountain of Scottsburg, Jerry LaFountain of New Port Richey, FL and Michael LaFountain of Scottsburg; daughter, Sandra Kay Taylor of Henryville; 2 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hathaway~Myers Chapel on Pearl Street. Calling will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday. Burial in Garland Brook Cemetery.

NEWMAN M. DEAN, 76, Salem, died Monday, March 31, 2014 in Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
He was born May 24, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Rondle and Doris (Clark) Dean. He retired in 2003 from the old Shoe Corporation of America in Pasadena, Maryland and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. He served in the Armed Forces as a Airman 2nd Class in the U.S. Air Force and had been a resident of Washington County since 2006, formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland.
He married September 9, 1967 to Carol A. (Keil) Dean, who survives. Also surviving are, one son, Stephen C. Dean, Salem; one daughter, Christine (Jade) Marquart, Marriottsville, Maryland; one sister, Ruth B. Wonders, Geneva, Alabama and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Scott Dean.
Visitation in Salem will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday April 3rd at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation in Maryland will be from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday April 9th at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. in Odenton, Maryland.
Graveside Service will be at 11:00 am Thursday April 10, 2014 at Ephiphany Cemetery of St. Peters Parrish in Odenton, Maryland.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church 1200 So. Lake Salinda Road Salem, Indiana 47167 or the charity of your choice.

RICKY KERMIT STIDHAM, 41, Nabb died on Monday March 31, 2014 at his home.
He was born on July 25, 1972 to H. Kermit and Maxine Huttsell Stidham in Jefferson County, IN.  He was a computer tech and was preceded in death by his sister; Julie Stidham, grandparents; Stanley and Helen Huttsell and Jarrett and Vivian Stidham, aunt; Ada Smith, uncles; Courtney and Willie Stidham and cousins;Jamie Fields and Betsy and Eva Stidham.
He is survived by his parents H. K. and Maxine Stidham of Nabb.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday April 4, 2014 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday and after 10 am on Friday.
Expressions of sympathy may go the American Heart Fund.
Online condolences may be made at

LINDA A. TULL, 88, Charlestown, died Wednesday April 2, 2014 at Wedgewood Manor Healthcare in Clarksville.
She was born on May 15, 1925 in Indianapolis, to Garnett and Esther Kloepher Lowe, Sr.  She was a former owner of the old Lowe and Tull Hardware Store in Charlestown.
She is survived by her sons Robert Tull of Charlestown, and Harold Tull of Jeffersonville, brothers; Garnett Lowe of Charlestown and Jake Lowe of Carthage, MO, sister; Barbara Black of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday at Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Online condolences may be made at

CAROL A. MONROE, 68, of Seymour, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Indianapolis.
Born January 3, 1946, in Mission, TX, she was the daughter of Harry Marcott Jr. and Ila Jean (Ault) Hedrick. She retired from Cummins Engine Company after 39 years of service.
She is survived by her companion: Lowell Trapp; daughter: Vera (Tim) Hatfield; grandchildren: Corey Simmons and Kendra Simmons; great grandson: Braydon Smyth; brothers: Terry (Nancy) Marcott and Gary (Vivian) Marcott; and sisters: Susan (Joe) West and Judy (George) Wade.
She was preceded in death by her sister Sharon K. Ward.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:30AM with Pastor David Pritchard officiating. Burial will take place at Spraytown Cemetery. Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel on Friday April 4, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:30 AM until time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be written to Houston Christian Church or Messiah Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NANCY GAYLE (WETZEL) FARMER, 64 of Crothersville, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at her home.
She was originally from Crothersville, lived in several states but moved back to Crothersville, in 2005.  She was born July 31, 1949 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Byron and Wilma (Bottorff) Wetzel. She was the salutatorian of the 1967 Crothersville High School class and a 1971 graduate of Ball State. On August 16, 1969 at Bethany Baptist Church in Crothersville, she married George Farmer. She was a former teacher and was active in her church in Orlando, FL, First Baptist Union Park Church, where she spearheaded the food pantry, feeding over 500 families and the homeless a month and was also very involved with the children's ministry. When she moved back to Crothersville, she became a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Shelley (Robert) Kantner of Fishers, IN and Kimberly (Jeff) McGovern of Orlando, FL, three grandchildren, Brian Kantner of Fishers, Marissa Kantner of Fishers, Taylor McGovern of Orlando, FL, 1 brother Dennis (Jacqueline) Wetzel of Crothersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron (1-17-1986) and Wilma E. (9-10-2008) Wetzel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. Visitation is on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 10:00 AM on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideon's International c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.
Online condolences may be given to the family at

HUBERT EDWARD “ED” MASON, 88, was born on September 26, 1925 in Petersburg, Indiana. His parents were the late Donald and Alta Lamb Mason.
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Mabel Francis Mason and Nelouise Mason Ross and his brother Robert Mason. When he was 7 years old, he and his family moved to Oakland City. Ed attended Oakland City High School. He quit school at the age of 17 to join the Navy as World War II was in full force. He served as a radio man on an LST in the Pacific Front.
After the war, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Jean (Blaize) Mason, on February 16, 1947. They celebrated their 67th anniversary this past February. In 1948, they were blessed with a daughter, Diana Lynn, after doctors had told them they would most likely be unable to have children. Diana Armstrong Apple, married to James Apple, lives in Salem. The family continued to grow with three grandchildren through Diana, Scott Armstrong, Todd Armstrong and Amy Armstrong Day. Scott and his wife DeAnne, along with their children, Noelle, Kyle and Ava live in Wimberly, Texas. Todd and his wife Beth, along with their children, Parker, Mason, Jack and Charlie live in Fredericksburg. Amy and her husband Jake, along with their children, Jessica Baird, Courtney Baird, Danica and Braxton live in Abilene, Texas. Jake and Amy are expecting Ed & Betty’s twelfth great-grandchild, a boy, in July.Their step-grandchildren Dr. Jim Apple and his wife, Dr. Shinobu Apple reside in Calgary, Canada and Dan Apple resides in Scottsburg, Indiana. Ed passed on April 4th at Clark County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Service at Southern Hills Church was Monday, April 7th. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to Southern Hills Church in Salem, or The Church of the Nazarene in Oakland City.

CHERYL ELAINE ROBISON, 58, of Scottsburg, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 17, 1955 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Ivan Lee and Geneva June (Gibson) Alsup. She graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1974 and then earned a Bachelors Degree from Hanover College in 1978. She was a retired State Eligibility Consultant for the Indiana Department of Family & Children in Scott County, Indiana, a member of the Fairview Christian Church and Alpha Omicron Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan Alsup on April 12, 2005.
Survivors include her husband, William D. "Piggy" Robison; three sons, Jacob Robison and his wife Ashley of Scottsburg, Nathan Robison of Evansville and Steven Robison and his wife Beth of Austin; her mother, Geneva June Alsup of Underwood, Indiana; two sisters, Teresa R. Spellman and her husband Dick and Rhonda LaMaster and her husband Phil all of Underwood; two grandchildren, Alex and Ethan Robison; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday at Fairview Christian Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation at Collins Funeral Home is after 10 am wednesday at her church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

JAMES ROBERT JETT, 37, of Austin, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at his residence.
He was born November 26, 1976 in Seymour, the son of the late and Helen Combs, who survives.
He attended the Solid Rock Community Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Combs, Austin and a father, Kenneth R. Jett, Frankfort, Kentucky; brothers, Kenneth (Debbie) Jett, Austin, Indiana and Roy (Rita) Jett, Austin, Indiana.
Funeral Service was Monday, April 7 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Danny Kessler officiating. Burial followed in the New Providence Cemetery Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at

KARL F NAPPER, M.D., died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Niles, MI.
He was born October 25, 1936 to Dr. Floyd and Lucille Napper in Indianapolis. They preceded him in death along with his sister, Mary Joyce Vest.
On May 15, 1964, Karl married Arlene Totten in Broadway Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN. She survives along with daughters, Krys (Mark) Slepian of Newton, NJ and Penny (Bud) Smith of Larkspur, CO and son, Eric (Crissy) Napper of Niles, MI. Also surviving are grandchildren, Sarah and Sydney Slepian, Charlie (Anna) Smith, Marti Smith and Evan, Kyle, and Ashley Napper.
He graduated from Scottsburg High School, Scottsburg, Indiana University, Bloomington and Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis. He served an internship at Memorial Hospital, South Bend and then returned to Indianapolis to complete his training in Anesthesia at IU Medical School. He served with the US Navy, which included a tour of duty (1968-1969) as Chief of Anesthesia at the 3rd Marine Division, Children's Hospital, Delta Medical Company, Quang Tri Province, Dong Ha, Vietnam which was five miles from the Demilitarized Zone. He returned to South Bend to practice Anesthesia at Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1990. Karl was an avid fisherman and cyclist. He was inducted into The Little 500 Hall of Fame in Bloomington, and in 1960 was an alternate for the US Olympic cycling team.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Rev. Dr. Don Neeley of First United Methodist Church, South Bend officiated. Military graveside services and burial followed at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 pm until the time of services on Saturday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the Napper family at

FREDERICK LOUIS BAYNES, 90, Salem, died Thursday, April 3 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born September 28, 1923 in Washington County, the son of Fred and Leafa Payne Baynes. He was a retired commercial carpenter. He was a birth rite Quaker and attended Blue River Friends Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and served in the 735th Tank Battalion. He was a member of VFW and American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Reynolds Baynes. They were married August 24, 1958. He is also survived by a brother, James Baynes of Bloomington and nephews, J.D. Lewis, Joel Lewis, Eric Baynes and David Baynes and nieces: Jan Lewis of Salem, Judy Sanders, Sharon Tower, Polly Pershing, Becky Grantz and Barbara Kroom.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Leon Baynes, two sisters, Kathryn Lewis and Betty Richardson and his parents.
Funeral services were Sunday at Weathers Funeral Home with Bob Holler officiating. Burial followed in Highland Friends Cemetery with military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to, Blue River Friends Church or Washington County Community Foundation.

SUE A WHITLOCK, 59, Laotto IN and formerly of Scottsburg died March 28 2014 in Ft. Wayne.
She was born November 2 1954, Ft. Myer FL the daughter of Willie Ballard & Helen Rosene Ballard. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Susan M Jones (Willie), Laotto IN; Step-Daughters, Laura Faye Whitlock, Scottsburg, Ashley Whitlock, Seymour; a step-son, Charles Michael Shane Whitlock, Lexington, a brother, Billy Ballard and a sister, Charlene Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Michael Lee Whitlock ,Jr; daughter Sarah Jane Whitlock.
A service will be held at a later date.
On-line condolences may be left at

ED SHEPHERD, 63 of Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on October 12, 1950 in New Albany, the son of the late Alex and Hazel  (Colwell) Shepherd. He was married on March 20, 1976 to Carol McCurry.  He was a retired supervisor for United Electric Company in Louisville, had also been a plant supervisor at Midwest Environmental in Charlestown, and attended Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Shepherd; two sons, Philip Shepherd (Tammy) of Scottsburg, and Paul Shepherd (Michelle) of Englewood, Florida;  two brothers, John Shepherd of Underwood, and Alex Shepherd, Jr. (Virginia) of Jeffersonville;  two sisters, Joyce Farley (Bob) and Dora Miles (Ronnie) all of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Ashley Cruz (Josh), Alex, Nathan, Paul, Jr. and Harrison Shepherd and a great-granddaughter, Lorelei Cruz.
Funeral Service will be at 7:00 pm Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Wednesday.
Graveside Services will be at 11 AM Thursday at Reeves Cemetery near Scottsburg.
Memorial Contributions: Amedisys Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.

CHARLES OSCAR HICKMAN, 73,  Crothersville, died Sunday,  April 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born February 27, 1941 in Nelsonville, Ohio, of the late John Hickman and Loa Faye (Hartley) Hickman. He was retired from Cummins Engine and was a member of the American Legion. He was a Veteran that served in United States Army.
Survivors include his aunt, Betty Hartley who raised him; sons, Donald Hickman, Seymour, Harold Hickman, Burlington, North Carolina, and Daryl Hickman, Crothersville; daughter, Debra Ann Hofrichter, Commiskey; a brother, Paul Hickman, Nelsonville, Ohio. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Lulu Hickman, parents, and a brother, Jerry Hickman.
Funeral Service will be at  11:00 am Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana  with Rev. Jon Pearce officiating. Visitation will be after 9 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery   Austin, Indiana.
There will be a Military Graveside service conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Online Condolences can be made at

RAYGON LEA ESTES, stillborn, Hanover, died Friday, March 28, 2014 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison.
Born March 28, 2014 in Madison she is the daughter of Roger Kenneth Estes & Amber Len Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her parents, Roger Kenneth Estes and Amber Len Johnson of Hanover; big sisters, Cora Johnson, Emmalee Adcock, Gracie Adcock, & Amelyah Adcock; grandparents, Robby & Karrie Estes of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Cora & John Durham of Hayden, James Johnson of Hayden; great-grandparents, Steve & Judy Warden of Saginaw, Michigan, Joy Bartlett of North Vernon, Carl & Shirley Johnson of Austin, Mary Lou of Linwood, Michigan; uncle, Michael Johnson; aunt, Emie Estes; several other relatives.
Graveside services were Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
The family requests memorials in memory of Raygon to the Donor's Choice.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana handled the arrangements.
On-line condolences may be left at

JERRY MARSHALL HEIN, 76, Martinsburg, died Sunday, April 6.
Born February 19, 1938 in Martinsburg, he is the son of Dorothy Marshall Hein and the late Gale Hein.
He lived his entire life in the Martinsburg and Bear Creek communities of Washington and Floyd counties and graduated from Pekin High School in 1956. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburg Steel Corrugating Company in 1989. In his retirement, he raised beef cattle and Christmas trees and owned the Hein Christmas Tree Farm with his family for more than 55 years. He was a lifelong member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 35 years. He was a charter member of Martinsburg Lions Club and served on the Borden Tri-County Water board of directors for 37 years.
Surviving are his mother Dorothy of Martinsburg, wife of 56 years Patsy (Norris), sons Tom of Indianapolis and Mark (Lori) of Martinsburg, daughter Sharon McBarron of New Albany and family friends Chris McKee and David LeMay. Grandchildren Matthew (Deborah) Hein, Mitchell Hein, Amelia Hein, Jordan (Brianna) McBarron, Melody McBarron (Brandon Pask) and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is on Thursday, April 10 from 2 pm to 8 pm at Love Funeral Home – Palmyra and on Friday, April 11 from 12-1 at the Martinsburg Church of Christ. Funeral is 1pm on Friday, April 11 at Martinsburg Church of Christ. Burial at Martinsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Martinsburg Church of Christ or Martinsburg Lions Club.

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