Obituaries April 23, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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DONALD L. GLEITZ, 83, Corydon, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care-Wedgewood in Clarksville.
He was born on December 29, 1930 in Corydon, the son of Grover and Rachel Painter Gleitz. He was an iron worker for American Standard in Louisville, was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany and was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen Gleitz, two brothers, Gilbert and Grover Gleitz, a stepson, Tom Fetz and an infant granddaughter-Amber Gleitz.
He is survived by his wife, Meredith Woodward Gleitz of Clarksville; three sons, Rev. Monty Gleitz of Elizabethtown, Kelly Gleitz of Corydon, Kyle Gleitz of Floyds Knobs, A stepson, Greg Fetz of West Virginia, a daughter, Wendy Prejean of Richardlands, NC; a stepdaughter, Francie Hall of Colorado; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany. Pastor Bruce Kischnick will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lanesville and there will be military rites at the grave.
Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, IN. and on Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany, IN.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to his church.

ROBA BOLING, 87, Salem (Kossuth), died April 14, 2014 at her residence.
Born on September 11, 1926 in Clay County Kentucky, the daughter of Christopher Pittman Nicholson and Nell (Stivers) Nicholson. On December 17, 1944 she married Charles Floyd Boling.
She was a Homemaker. She was a retired hospital kitchen employee.
She was a member of the Plattsburg United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Republican Women's Club. She was an award winning pie baker. She was a Monroe Township Board Member and Past President. She was serving as the Precinct Vice Committee Chair.
Survivors include, three sons, Mike Boling, David Boling and Mark Boling; three daughters, Jean Day, Linda Harrington and Marianne Nelson; one brother, Roosevelt Nicholson; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 3 PM Wednesday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Bro. Ken Woolsey will officiate.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riley's Childrens Hospital, Kosair Childrens Hospital, or Smile Train.
Online expressions,

JOHN EDWARD DAUBS, 67, Charlestown, died Sunday April 13 at his residence.
He was born on February 21, 1947 in Charlestown, to Edward and Violet (Barnes) Daubs who preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sons Cody Daubs of Charlestown, Andrew Daubs of Charlestown, sisters; Barbara Froedge of Clarksville, and Sue Humes of Oreana, IL.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday April 16 at 11 A.M. at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Visitation will be held Wednesday April 16 at 10:00 AM until time of service.
Online condolences may be made at

ORIS MARILYN BELLER, 86, formerly of Charlestown, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
She was born on June 22, 1927 in Henry County, KY to Julius and Cyrene Mattingly Pollard. She was a loving mother and homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include her sons Ben Purvis (Pauline) of Turner Station, Joe Thomas Purvis (Denise) of Crestview, daughters; Jeanene Rogers (Don) of Shelbyville, and Betty Maddox (Gene) of Campbellsburg; brother, Ed Pollard (Christine) of Eminence, sister; Gladys Beck of Carrollton, 19 grandchildren 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday April 14, 2014 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 am on Monday.
Online condolences may be made at

LOUIS L. BAKER, 75, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home.
He was born January 28, 1939 in New Albany, the son of Raymond L. and Geneva May Blalock Baker. He was a retired machine operator at Brown-Foreman Tobacco and the Floyd County Highway Dept.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce Paulette Brown Baker and a daughter Betty Jean Baker Davis.
He is survived by two brothers, Roy E. Berks of Borden, Earl Rissler of New Albany; six sisters, Virginia Humphrey and Shirley Glotzbach both of New Albany, Dorothy Allen of Pennsylvania, Sylvia Cook and Alma Butler both of Paoli and Thelma Cook of Hardinsburg.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Rev. Roy McClain officiated. Burial followed in Edwardsville Cemetery.

JAMES W. MILLIGAN, 73, died April 15, 2014 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 14, 1940 to Herzhal and Dorothy (Wheat) Milligan who preceded him in death. He served his country in the US Army and was a previous owner of Erber and Milligan Construction Company and a member of the Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post #28.
He was also preceeded in death by his wife Susie (Batman) Milligan, grandson John Joseph Milligan; three brothers, Richard Milligan, Mike Milligan, and Mike Norman.
He is survived by seven children, Julie (Chris) Mefford, Cheryl Murphy, Rick (Michelle) Milligan, Darren (Jessica) Batman, Chris (Sarah) Milligan, Jaime (Christopher) Knight, and Casandra Milligan. Two brothers: Bob Norman and Herzhal Milligan, Jr.; six sisters, Patty Pierce, Shirley Rothwell, Rose Broome, Gladys Spevak, Kay Hunt and Gwen Cole; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 12 noon with burial in the Hardinsburg cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm to 8pm and after 10 am on Friday until the time of service. Visitation and services will all be held at the Love Funeral Home of Palmyra.

ANNA FRANCES ABBOTT FLANAGAN, 80, of San Juan Capistrano, California and formerly of Madison, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. at the Atria Senior Living in San Juan Capistrano, California.
She was born February 22, 1934 in Trimble County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late, Elmer and Bessie Reece Abbott. She was raised in the Milton Community and was a graduate of Milton High School. She was a graduate of the House of James Beauty College and later taught there as well. She began a career with United Parcel Service and retired after 25 years of service. She had resided in California since 1974 and was a member and greeter of Saddleback Church. She was united in marriage to Lendon G. Flanagan, Sr.
She is survived by a son, Lendon G. Flanagan, Jr. of New York, New York; her daughters, Vickie Lynn Pineda and her husband, Ken of San Juan Capistrano, California, April Quintana and her husband, Ryan of Orange County, California; her grandchildren, Lindsay, Chelsea, Aubrey and Keller; her great-grandchildren, Sadie, Adrian, Lenna and newborn Herrera; her brother, Terry Abbott and his wife, Vickie of Hanover; her sisters, Hazel Stamper and her husband, Kelly of Lexington, Ind., Lois Boulton and her companion, Tommy Day of Madison, Brenda Beverly and her husband, Jerry of Bedford, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bessie Reece Abbott; her brothers, Allen Joe Abbott, died Feb. 2, 1941; Bennie Elmer "Curley" Abbott died, Nov. 2, 2012; her nieces, Tina Abbott and Pamela Ehrnreiter.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Scott Kollman at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Bedford I.O.O. F. Cemetery in Bedford, Kentucky. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

ELEANOR JANE THIXTON, 85, of Sellersburg, died Wednesday, April 16 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born June 21, 1928 in Washington County, the daughter of Osborne and Isalene Beswick Purlee. She was a former employee of Ferraloy and retired after 30 years as book keeper for Kentuckiana Yacht. She was a member of Memorial Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack Eugene Thixton of Sellersburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.

CAROLYN L. LAWRENCE, 69 of Kent, Washington formerly of Scottsburg, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on February 24, 1944 in Crothersville, the daughter of the late Carroll Wolf Everhart, Sr. and Margaret  (Howell) Everhart. She was a former employee of the First Christian Church Day Care in Scottsburg, Indiana, also a former employee for the old Scottsburg Nursing Home and a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Lawrence, Sr., and a granddaughter, Megan Lawrence.  Survivors include four sons, Rabbi Rod Meyers and his wife Janine of Kent, Washington, Wade E. Meyers of San Jose, California, Thomas C. Lawrence, Jr. of Kent, Washington and LCDR Russell Lawrence and his wife Kim of Pensacola, Florida;  two daughters,  Alisa Lawrence of Pahrump, Nevada and Teresa R. Hughes and her husband Alan of Oak Harbor, Washington; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

VIRGINIA LEWIS, 78, of Crothersville, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at her residence.
She was born January 29, 1936 in Breathitt County, Ky., of the late William Allen and Millie (Haines) Allen. She was a member of Austin Christian Church Austin.
Survivors include her daughters, Vanessa (Don) Stice, Crothersville, Teresa Couch, Crothersville, Debra Day, North Vernon; sister, Ethel Troxell, Daytona, Florida. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Roy Lewis, 2 sons, Danny and David Lewis, and Siblings, Marcus Hayes, Milton Hayes, Irwin Allen, and Mary Jewell.
Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Dave Huey officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and after 11 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cana Cemetery,Uniontown, IN.

JERRY E. NEWLON, 53, Salem, died Friday, April 18.
He was born July 23, 1960 in Salem the son of Edmund R. and Mary Crotty Newlon. He grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1978. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.
He was an entrepreneur at heart and developed several online businesses. He also worked at Childcraft and Kimball Manufacturing. He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte L. Cook Newlon, originally of Paoli; his daughter, Paige Rachelle Newlon of Salem, step-daughter, Tabitha Curtsinger of Salem, mother, Mary Christine Newlon of Salem, and two sisters, Belinda S. Denny (Paul) of Sellersburg and Teresa Draper of Venice, Florida, four grandchildren and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father: Edmund R. Newlon in 1998.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Paul Denny officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30-8PM and Wednesday from 9AM-time of service.
Expressions of sympathy by donating towards his funeral expenses would be appreciated by his family.

HELEN LEE DONAHUE, 86, of rural Crothersville, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.
Born July 1, 1927 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Wiley and Mary (Meek) Terrell who are both deceased. On November 20, 1954 she married Donald B. Donahue who preceded her in death on October 20, 1987. She was a 1945 graduate of Scottsburg High School, a member of Crothersville Christian Church and was retired from Walmart in the fall of 2010 working for over 18 years.
Surviving is her son Jeff Donahue of Indianapolis.
She was also preceded in death by a brother Bob Terrell & a nephew Judd Terrell.
Reverend Ralph Hillenburg will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Visitation is on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences may be given to the family at

WILLIAM "BILL" PAUL MEREDITH, 71, Hanover, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion, Louisville.
He was born August 31, 1942 in Madison, the son of Paul D. & Mildred E. Phillips Meredith. He attended Hanover High School and was raised in the Hanover United Methodist Church. Bill was united in marriage to Linda K. Perkinson on April 8, 1964 in Jefferson County. He retired from Trans Ash in Cincinnati and Miami, Ohio. He had worked early in life as a heavy equipment operator for over twenty five years in construction. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda K. Perkinson Meredith of Hanover; his mother in law, Margaret Wood of Carrollton, Kentucky; his daughter, Julie Thomas and her husband, Bradley of Orlando, Florida; two sons, Doug Meredith and his wife, Heide of Hanover, Terry Meredith and his wife, Kathy of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Vanessa), Joshua, Felicia, Brittany, Hillary (Nate), Kyle (Tracey), Amanda & Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Paola, Roslyn, Trenton, Keygan, & Raygan; his sister, Dr. Shirley Meredith of Louisville; his brother, Phillip Wayne Meredith and his wife, Janet of Hanover; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws, Gloria & Paul Dermon of Carrollton, Kentucky, Ray and Charlene Perkinson of Carroll County, Kentucky, Ronald and Anna Perkinson of Carrollton, Kentucky, Karen and Harold Robbins of Carrollton, Kentucky, Judy Quire of New Castle, Kentucky, Patricia & Johnny Wright of Carrollton, Kentucky, Michael and Vicki Perkinson of Madison, Indiana; his aunt, Joyce Flint of Austin; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul D. Meredith, mother, Mildred E. Phillips Meredith, his father in law, Raymond Perkinson.
Services will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 920 Montclair in Madison with Pastor Joel Almaroad officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana and Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at the Grace Baptist Church, 920 Montclair in Madison.
The family requests memorials in memory of Bill to the Grace Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at

NETTIE E NICHOLSON, 94, Scottsburg, died April 18, 2014, in Scottsburg.
She was born July 10 1919, Rushville, the daughter of Charles F Collins & Lola M Applegate Collins. She was formerly employed at Morgan’s, Kern’s Bakery, Ideal Cleaners.
Survivors include her son, Mark Allen Nicholson (Leanna), Nabb; step-daughter, Margaret Ann Noe, Nabb; sister, Marjorie Fox, Scottsburg; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, several step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Noble; brother Roy Collins; sisters Doris Collins, Dorothy M Collins, Helen George, Norma Smith; step son Eugene Nicholson, step daughter Betty Cravens.
Services will be at 1 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Monday, April 21 and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery. John Lowry will officiate.
On-line condolences may be left at

JANE T. SUYEMASA, 91, Salem, died Saturday, April 19 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 4, 1922 in Hollister, California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Suyemasa, a daughter, Lynn Cauffman, and a granddaughter, Barbara Jane Dustin.
She is survived by her son, Todd Suyemasa of Salem, three daughters, Marilyn Nelson of Louisville, Kentucky, Karen Bross of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Tanya Dustin of Salem, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 27 at 2 PM at First Christian Church. Visitation with the family will be from 1PM-time of service.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to:  Habitat For Humanity  305 E. Walnut St. Salem, IN  47167.

GAYLE LAMONT JOHNSON, 72, of Nabb, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home.
He was born on September 6, 1941 to Orville and Grace (Conaway) Johnson in Scottsburg. He was a lifelong farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Lois (Belcher) Johnson of Nabb; son, Philip Johnson (Elaine) of Nabb; daughters; Cheryl Coates (John) of Nabb, and Dana Miles (Billy) of Nabb; grandchildren; Sarah Ashabranner, Jessica Brewer, Casey Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Logan Miles, Meagan Miles, Kamran Miles, and Adrian Miles; great-granddaughter, Kenley Ashabranner.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial to follow in the Barnes Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Thursday.
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