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Obituaries - November 12, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00

CORA BELLE STERLING, 91
LARRY ANN (HUDSON) BRYANT, 77
ROBERT "BOB" SAUNDERS, 76
PATRICK H. HALEY, JR., 50
DEBORAH LYNN STEGNER, 50
JOHN C. BUECHLER, 87
CARRIE M. PINCKLEY, 99
AILEEN MARIE BOWE, 82
LOIS LORRAINE DUKE, 72
MICHAEL "MIKE" SMITH
LORENA FAY MCCLAIN, 84
RICHARD JOHNSON, 73
LAWRENCE WHITE, 59
ROBERT LEE BANE, 84
JOANN E. MCLAUGHLIN DAHLEM, 75
MARVIN LEE KLEOPFER, 79
ROY L. MERANDA, 85
RAYMOND FRANK BROWN, 64
BRENDA JEAN TURNER STEWART, 65
LORAN B. MITCHELL, 86
LUELLA ELIZABETH BARNHART, 96
ALVIN "AL" PATTON, 56


?    CORA BELLE STERLING, 91, Palmyra, died Tuesday, November 4 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired buyer and sales lady at Joslins Department Store, a member of the Palmyra Baptist Church, and the Eastern for 53 years of Pueblo, Colorado Chapter.
    Survivors include one daughter, Sue Thompson of Palmyra; 30 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, November 7 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.
    LARRY ANN (HUDSON) BRYANT, 77, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, November 1 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker, artist, and member of the New Albany Elks Ladies Auxiliary.
    Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Wayne Bryant of Floyds Knobs; son, David Bryant of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Donna Bishop of Patoka, Anna Cheryl Decker of Evansville, and Alicia Newton of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 5 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville in New Albany with burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Providence, Kentucky.
    Expressions of sympathy may be given to the New Albany-Floyd County Library or to WFPK Public Radio in Louisville.
    ROBERT “BOB” SAUNDERS, 76, Greenville, died Saturday, November 1 at the VA Hospital.
    Survivors include three children, Donnie Rice, Deborah Fanning, and Donna Elsea, and three sisters, Caroline Griffin, Mary Geckler, and Vera Johnson.
    Visitation was held Wednesday, November 5 at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel.
    PATRICK H. HALEY, JR., 50, Charlestown, died Monday, November 3 at Norton Memorial Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a native of Louisville, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Medora and the Sellersburg Moose Lodge. He worked as a jeweler for Jack Baumgarterle Jewelers.
    Survivors include his wife, Kathy Stark-Haley; two daughters, Katie Jean Haley of Charlestown and Kelly Whitt of Marysville; two sons, Nicholas Stark of Sellersburg and Donald J. “BJ” Stark of Charlestown; mother, Dorothy Haley of Louisville; brother, William Haley; sister, Rebecca Moser of Louisville; mother-in-law, Dee Labor of Clarksville; two granddaughters and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Services were held Friday, November 7 at Coots’ Funeral Home in Jeffersonville with cremation to follow.
    DEBORAH LYNN STEGNER, 50, Sellersburg, died Monday, November 3.
    Services were held Thursday, November 6 at Garr Funeral Home.
    JOHN C. BUECHLER, 87, Palmyra, died Wednesday, November 5 at Indian Creek Health and Rehab in Corydon.
    He was a farmer and a member of St. Michael’s Church in Bradford.
    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rita (Daus) Buechler of Palmyra; son, Larry Buechler of Palmyra; four daughters, Marilyn Craig of DePauw, Dolores Martin of Corydon, Darlene Smith of Ramsey,  and Kathleen Black of Palmyra; brother, Herman Buechler of Floyds Knobs; two sisters, Geneva Smith of Borden and Valeria Daus of Louisville; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one step-grandson.
    Services were held Saturday, November 8 at St. Michael’s Church in Bradford with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to St. Michael’s New Parish Center Fund.
    CARRIE M. PINCKLEY, 99, Sellersburg, died Wednesday, November 5.
    Services were held Saturday, November 8 at Garr Funeral Home.
    AILEEN MARIE BOWE, 82, Louisville, native of Sellersburg, died Friday, November 7 at her home.
    She was a retired Administrative Assistant in the Operations Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville. She was inducted into the “Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees” in honor of her 40 years of experience and dedication to the Corps of Engineers. She was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Louisville and St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg.
    Survivors include her sister, Martha Bowe; two brothers, Herman and Carl Bowe; six nieces, a nephew, and 14 great nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Monday, November 10 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus, Parkinson Foundation, and American Diabetes Society.
    LOIS LORRAINE DUKE, 72, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, November 7 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a homemaker and member of The Kingdom Hall Highlander.
    Survivors include her husband of 54 years, John Duke of Floyds Knobs; four daughters, Natalie Nanette Eberle of New Albany, Gwendolin Gaye Milam of New Albany, Vonya Gresham of Floyds Knobs, and Diedre “Dee” Eberle of Elizabeth; son, Vallen U. Duke of Louisville; three sisters, Jean Archibald of Orleans, Joyce Grant of Marengo, and Betty Pierson of Marengo; brother, Loren R. Green of Wheelersburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Monday, November 10 at Chapel Hill Christian Church in Floyds Knobs with private interment at the convenience of the family. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    MICHAEL “MIKE” SMITH, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, November 11, at his home.
    Staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is in charge of arrangements.
    LORENA FAY McCLAIN, 84, Charleston, S.C., died on Wednesday, October 29, in Charleston.
    She was born in Henryville. She and her husband, the late Arthur L. McClain, lived in Greenwood until their retirement and then in Sebring, Fl. for 15 years. They then moved to Charleston, S.C., to be nearer family.
    Survivors include two brothers, Jess Metzger of Bloomington and Wes Metzger of Land O’ Lakes, Fl.; two sisters, Sue Metzger of Charleston and Mary McIntosh of Indianapolis; a nephew, Glenn K. McClain of Scottsburg; and two nieces, Mary Bowen and Martha Bonsett, both of Austin.
    A graveside memorial service will be held in Austin in the near future. Staff of the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin is in charge of arrangements.    
    RICHARD JOHNSON, 73, Mascott, Fl., died on Sunday, November 9, at his home.
    He was born in Kentucky and raised in Austin. He resided in Florida for many years.
    Survivors include four sons, Richard Johnson Jr., Timothy Johnson, Hargis Johnson and Donald Johnson, all of Florida; two daughters, Linda and Sandy, both of Florida; two sisters, Hazel Marshall of Austin and Gearldean Short of Scottsburg; and 12 grandchildren.
    The funeral service is planned for Thursday, November 13, at 1 p.m. at the Brewer and Son Funeral Home in Groveland, Fl.
    LAWRENCE WHITE, 59, Lexington, died on Saturday, November 8, at his home.
    He was born in Hazard, Ky.
    Survivors include two sons, Jeff White and Scottie White, both of Scottsburg; three brothers, Ira White of Lexington, Lonnie White of Scottsburg and Scotty White of Deputy; a sister, Teresa Robinson of Vienna; and five grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m.
    Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    ROBERT LEE BANE, 84, Scottsburg, died on Sunday, November 9, at St. Catherine’s Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
    A Washington County native, he was a farmer and a retired foreman and lineman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II during which he received four Bronze Stars and a Presidential Citation among other medals.
    Survivors include a son, Clarence E. Bane of Charlestown; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Bro. Rodney Sweeney will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery near Little following full military graveside honors.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    JOANN E. McLAUGHLIN DAHLEM, 75, Madison, died on Friday, November 7, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    She was a Madison native and a lifelong resident. She was a 40-year, retired employee of Reliance Electric, where she had worked in purchasing. Memberships included Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the Reliance Reunion Group and Madison Moose Lodge 765.
    Survivors include four nephews, Gary McLaughlin Ryhal and Greg Ryhal, both of Shelbyville, Patrick McLaughlin of Terre Haute and Michael McLaughlin of Scottsburg; and a niece, Donna Harrell of Shelbyville.
    The Rosary was recited on Monday evening, November 10, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
    The funeral mass was conducted on Tuesday, November 11, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The Rev. Father John A. Meyer officiated.
    Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit her church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    MARVIN LEE KLEOPFER, 79, Madison, died on Thursday, November 6, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    Born in Kent, he was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was the owner and operator of Marvin Kleopfer Ford Tractor, Lawn and Garden Equipment in Madison for 57 years. He served 16 years on the Southwestern School Corporation Board of Trustees and was the scorekeeper for 16 years for the Southwestern High School Rebels basketball team. He was a member of Kent United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and was currently a trustee. He was also active in Madison Moose Lodge 765, Madison Elks Lodge 524 and the Schmidlapp Masonic Lodge 408 F&AM.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda L. Corman; two daughters, Darlene Finnegan of Lexington and Karlene Perry of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Betty Johnson of Madison; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, November 10, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rev. Howard V. Bell officiated.
    Burial was in Kent Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit his church or the Kent Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    ROY L. MERANDA, 85, Scottsburg, died on Thursday, November 6.
    Additional information may be found in a separate story in this edition.
    RAYMOND FRANK BROWN, 64, Underwood, died on Wednesday, November 5, at his home.
    He was born in Louisville, Ky., worked as a farmer and logger. He also raised horses. Memberships included Fairview Christian Church.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Victoria Broady; two daughters, Rhonda Hazelwood and Regina Brown, both of Crothersville; three brothers, James W. Brown of Scottsburg, David Brown of Austin and Kenny Brown of Underwood; three sisters, Martha Vest of Blocher and Elsie Garland and Faye Smith, both of Scottsburg; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service was conducted at Fairview Christian Church on Sunday, November 9. The Rev. Don Watts officiated.
    Private interment was planned.
    Memorial gifts may be made to his church at P.O. Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126 or arranged through the staff of R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville for Vista Care Hospice.
    BRENDA JEAN TURNER STEWART, 65, Indianapolis, died on Tuesday, November 3, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.
    Born in Scott County, she was formerly of Crothersville and was a 1961 Crothersville High School graduate. She was a homemaker and a former respiratory therapist at University Heights Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband, Wayne Stewart; two daughters, Cathi Gerholdt of Shelbyville and Tonya Shilling of Indianapolis; a brother, Steve Lett of North Carolina; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
    A graveside service at Crothersville Cemetery was conducted on Thursday, November 6. Pastor Mark Wooten officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville to benefit the Arthritis Foundation or breast cancer research.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    LORAN B. MITCHELL, 86, Scottsburg, died on Monday, November 3, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
    A farmer and self-employed electrician, carpenter and cabinet-maker, he was a Washington County native and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Memberships included the Canton Christian Church and Mount-Wilson American Legion Post 473 in Little York. He was a 50-year member of York Lodge 512 F&AM.
    Survivors include two sons, Kenneth L. Mitchell of Salem and Dr. Ronald A. Mitchell of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Alice L. Souder of Scottsburg; a brother, Marvin Mitchell of Salem; a sister, Mabel Bradford of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 8, at Canton Christian Church.
    Burial was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery near Little York following full military honors.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit his church or the Mt. Hebron Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    LUELLA ELIZABETH BARNHART, 96, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, November 1.
    Formerly of Columbus, Ohio, she was a homemaker and attended Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Memberships included West Park United Methodist Church in Columbus and the Robert Morris Chapter 372, Order of Eastern Star, also in Columbus. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and several other organizations.
    Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Grebetz of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Hazel Gray of Petersburg, Mi., and Flossie Scott of Louisville, Ky.; two granddaughters, including her caregiver, Sheri Wirth of Scottsburg; two great-grandsons; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 8, at the Spears Funeral Home in Columbus.
    Burial was in Sunset Cemetery in Columbus.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit Hickory Creek at Scottsburg.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
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    ALVIN RAY “AL” PATTON, 56, Chelsea, died on Tuesday, October 28, at his home.
    Born in Vida, Mo., he was raised in Rising Sun and attended Ivy Tech State College and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, staying in the Indiana National Guard Army until 1978. He was an employee for 34 years at Reliance Electric, working as a maintenance electrician. He also worked at Campbell-Hausefeld in Harrison, Ohio. He was a Baptist, a musician and song writer and was a member of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department and UMWA Local 1109, District 90.
    Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Pennington Hatchel-Patton; three daughters, Anna Marie Temple of Milton, Ky., and Terri Lynn Riley and Stephanie Kay Patton, both of Hanover; two stepsons, Brandon Taylor and Bryan Taylor, both of Hanover; a stepdaughter, Jessica Anne Hatchel-Hanion of Madison; three brothers, Robert Patton of White Sands, N.M., Guy Patton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Billy Smith of Texas; six sisters, Linda Manning of Hanover, Sharon Davis of Milton, Ky., Jo Ann Kelly of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cora Mathews of Texas, and Wanda Monahan and Bonnie McAlister, both of Rising Sun; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and his special niece and nephew, Angel Northern and Robby Patton.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 1, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rev. J.D. Traylor and the Rev. Brad Emvelson officiated.
    Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison following full military rites performed by members of American Legion Jefferson Post 9.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Al Patton Memorial Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
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