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Obituaries - May 20, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 May 2009 00:00

HAROLD W. ROCKEY, JR., 51
WAYNE A. TERRELL, 79
PAUL TATUSO USUI, 94
TRUDY ANN SPEAR, 63
JERRY BURGSTROM, 85
EDWARD LEE MYERS, 78
PEARL MARIE WILDER, 79
LLOYD "GENE" MARTIN, 85
MARY ROSE "ROSIE" GRUBE, 83
MARTHA M. SHORT, 75
WILLIAM HUBERT DECKER, JR., 48
WILLIAM E. "BILL" STICKELS, 79
CONLEY JEWELL, 86
IRENE KATHRYN WILKERSON, 67
STELLA ANN BARGER, 52
STEPHANIE LYNN SHORT, 40
ERNEST PEARLDEAN KYNION, 73
PATRICIA DIANNE HUGHES, 56
MONROE FOX, 72
CHARLES L. COMBS, 83
ANNELIESE M. WYNN, 70
MARR HENSLEY, 84
WILLIAM C. BUD DEPUTY, 91
ROSE ANN JACKSON BIBB, 79
DARREN L. WALKER, 44
 


    ?HAROLD W. ROCKEY, JR., 51, Salem, died Monday, May 11 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was an employee of Blue River Services and WSLM Radio and Amaray.
    Survivors include his mother, Roberta Rockey of Pekin; three brothers, David, Roger and Dewayne Rockey all of Pekin and a sister, Janet Shawler of New Albany.
    Services were held Saturday, May 16 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
    WAYNE A. TERRELL, 79, died Monday, May 4 at Wedgewood Health Center.
    No services were requested. Cremation by Indiana University Medical School.
    PAUL TATUSO USUI, 94, Clarksville, died Monday, May 11 at Westminster Healthcare.
    He was a retired gardener.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katsuko Usui.
    Survivors include three sons, Wayne Usui of Charlestown, Miles Usui of Jeffersonville and Mark Usui of Rolling Hills, California; brother, Masaru Usui of Canoga Park, California; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held at Green Hills cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    TRUDY ANN SPEAR, 63, Charlestown, died Sunday, May 10 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband, William Spear, Sr.; son, Eddie Pike of Louisville; three step-sons, David and Richard Spear both of Charlestown and William Spear, Jr. of New Albany; brother, Rusty Fraze of Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky; two sisters, Rita Miller of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Rosalee Keith of New Haven, Kentucky; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Graveside services were held Thursday, May 14 at Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    JERRY BURGSTROM, 85, Charlestown, died Saturday, May 9 at Veterans Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a carpenter contractor and owner of Shamrock Builders and an Army veteran of WWII.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Willodean “Dean” Jenkins; son, John Carl Burgstrom of Marysville; two daughters, Peggy Ann Frakes of Henryville and Joyce Rock of New Albany; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, May 12 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Old Salem Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or the American Cancer Society.
    EDWARD LEE MYERS, 78, Jeffersonville, died Thursday, April 30 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
    Survivors include a son, Carl Lee Myers; daughter, Susan Myers Schomberg and a sister, Sarah A. Cox.
    No services are planned at this time and burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
    PEARL MARIE WILDER, 79, Salem, died Friday, May 8 at her residence.
    She attended Pine Mountain Church of God in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. She had been a resident of Washington County since 1963, formerly of Harlan County, Kentucky. She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include six sons, Warren Wilder of Chicago, Illinois, Robert Wilder of Salem, Gary Wilder of Houston, Texas, Bones Wilder of New Albany, Don Wilder of Indianapolis and Keith Wilder of Salem; two daughters, Zoma Barrett and Sharon Gorman both of Salem; two sisters, Olga Browning and Ann Nolan both of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, May 12 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 West Sudbury Drive, Suite C, Bloomington, IN 47403.
    LLOYD “GENE” MARTIN, 85, Borden, died Thursday, May 7 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired Machinist for Precision Automotive and a Navy veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary “Hardy” Martin; five sons, Mike, Steve, Rick and Gabe Martin all of Pekin and Tim Martin of Borden; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Monday, May 11 at First Baptist Church in Borden with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    MARY ROSE “ROSIE” GRUBE, 83, Georgetown, died Tuesday, May 12 at her home.
    She was a Real Estate Agent for Flynn Realty for over 36 years, was a volunteer for the Interfaith Community Council for 25 years, was an elective officer for Greenville Township Advisory Board and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church in Georgetown.
    Survivors include five sons, Jim Nelson of Leavenworth, John “Hog” Nelson, Jay Nelson and Col. Paul “Jeff” Grube all of Georgetown and Larry Joe Nelson of Union, Kentucky; two daughters, Lou Ann Gentry of Mitchell and Jana “Sue” Lee of Georgetown; 32 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, May 15 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Starlight.
    The family suggests expressions of sympathy be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
    MARTHA M. SHORT, 75, Pekin, died Thursday, May 14 at the home of her daughter.
    She was retired from Smith Cabinet after 30 years.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Short; brothers, Edward, Leo, John, Ray and Joe and sisters, Elizabeth, Myrtle and Rosalie.
    Survivors include three sons, Ricky Taylor of Unionville and Terry Taylor and Kenneth Short both of Salem; daughter, Barbara Fisher of Salem; brother, Bernard Campbell of New Albany; two sisters, Loretta Hardin of Fullerton, California and Agnes Mills of New Albany and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, May 17 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    WILLIAM HUBERT DECKER, JR., 48, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, May 12 in Searcy, Arkansas as a result of a gas tank explosion resulting in the death of three workers employed by C & C Welding in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
    He was a Welder for C & C Welding in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and was a 1980 graduate of Charlestown High School.
    Survivors include his wife, Tammy Pace Decker of Scottsburg; daughter, Samantha Gail Wells of Scottsburg; son, Joshua William Decker of Scottsburg; five sisters, Joann Wells of Louisville, Betsy Lewis of Charlestown, Janice Stone of Scottsburg, Grace Griffin of Charlestown and Susan Shanks of Charlestown; brother, Allen Decker of Sellersburg and one granddaughter.
    Services were held Saturday, May 16 at R.D. Pyke Funeral service in Henryville with a private interment.
    WILLIAM E. “BILL” STICKELS, 79, Salem, died Thursday, May 14 at his home.
    He was a retired school teacher, Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor for Scott County School District #2. He was a member and elder of Fort Hill Church of Christ and a Korean War Army veteran. He attended Abilene Christian College where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education, later receiving his Master's +30 hours from Indiana University. He started preaching for small congregations in Texas and Indiana while still in college. He continued preaching and teaching bible classes until 2008 when his health prevented him from doing so.
    He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Stickels and a sister-in-law, Cecil Stickels.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Laura June Marshall; two sons, James M. and Joseph W. Stickels; two daughters, Jennifer Stickels Mohon and Julie Stickels King; sister, Thelma Stickels Naylor; three brothers, Ben, Charles and Clyde Stickels; sister-in-law, Marilyn Stickels; seven grandchildren, one step-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Monday, May 18 at Salem Church of Christ with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    CONLEY JEWELL, 86, died Monday, April 11, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    He was a retired laborer for National Cash Register Co (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio, he attended the Trinity House of Prayer in Austin and served in WWII as a private first class in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6582 in Scott County and the American Legion Post 234 in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include his daughters, Caroly Stiffler of Trotwood, Ohio, Dena Fay Jewell of Louisville; brothers, James Jewell of Ausitn, Hershel Jewell of Scottsburg, sisters, Marie Barnes of Uniontown and Cleta Fern Alexander of Austin; two grandchildren.
    Preceded in death by his wife, Marie Jewell and daughter, Connie Jewell.
    Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Today (Saturday).
    Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery.
    IRENE KATHRYN WILKERSON, 67, Scottsburg, died Monday, May 11, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville, Ky.
    The Washington County native  was a retired L.P.N. At the former Bacala Nursing Home in Scottsburg and worked at many other healthcare facilities and was also a former substitute teacher at the Scottsburg Elementary School and Scottsburg Middle School. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg and a U.S. Navy Veteran.
    Survivors include a daughter, Hope R. Robertson of Jeffersonville; a son, David Wilkerson of Santa Marie, Ca., adopted daughter, Kimberly Coulter of Jeffersonville, mother, Annabel Smith of Anderson; brother, Robert Smith of Salem, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, May 15, at First Christian Church of Scottsburg at 11 a.m. With burial in Bethel Baptist Church in Leota.
    Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg.
    STELLA ANN BARGER, 52, Austin, died Tuesday, May 12, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She is a native of Scott County.
    Survivors include daughters, Joyce Dennis of Salem, Teresa Barger of Austin, brothers, Walter Dee Barger of Seymour and Willard Barger of Mi., three grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be held today (Saturday) at Grace Covenant Church of God in Austin. Burial will be at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
    Contributions may be made to Buchanan Funeral Home.
    On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    STEPHANIE LYNN SHORT, 40, Scottsburg, died Monday, May 11, at her residence.
    The Seymour native was a former cook at the Breakfast Club in Paris and was a member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing.
    Survivors include her parents, Danny and Patricia Leveridge Short; a son, Dakotah Pearson of Scottsburg; two brothers, Daryl Short of Paris, Stephen Short of Seymour, two sisters, Ruth Manning of Commiskey, Tanya Short of Scottsburg, several nephews and nieces.
    Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 14 at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Thomas officiating.
    Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery in Jennings County.
    Memorial may be made through the Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home for expenses.
    Online condolences are welcome by the family at www.dovesharpprudicel.com.
    ERNEST PEARLDEAN KYNION, 73, Austin, died Wednesday, May 13, at St. Catherine Hospital in Charlestown.
    He was a native of Morganton, Ak.
    Survivors include daughters, Ginger Kynion of Fort Worth, Tx., Cynthia Dawn Smith of Alvarado, Tx., Danna Hanicq of Fort Worth, Texas, Tricarico of Nanuet, NY., Keri Kynion of Sal Lake City, Utah; son, Greg Kynion of Scotsburg; sisters, Marla Duda of Troy, Il., Portia Bailey of Maryville, Il., 22 grandchldren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 18, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Steve Gwaltney officiating.
    Burial was in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    PATRICIA DIANNE HUGHES, 56, Crothersville, died Thursday, May 14, at her home.
    The Crothersville native attended Louisville Business College and retired from Valeo Sylvania and was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 1083 in Crothersville.
    Survivors include her father, Wilbur “Sonny” Walker of Crothersville; two sons, Hetch Scott Muncy of Crothersville, Chad Michael Hughes of Jonesville; two daughters, Kelly Dawn Muncy of Salem, Gina Marlene Blair of Columbus, five grandchildren, sisters, Brenda Brown, brothers, Ralph Walker, Larry Walker and Jerry Walker of Crothersville.
    Funeral services were conducted at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville on on Sunday, May 17 with Pastor Bart Smith officiating. Burial was in the Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to Cana Cemetery Fund or Schneck Medical Center Foundation Hospice in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    MONROE FOX, 72,  Austin, died Thursday, May 14, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    The Beattyville, Ky., worked at Morgan Foods in Austin and retired from Reliance Electric in Madison. He was a member of Northside Pentecostal Church of God in Austin.
    Survivors include as son, John Fox of Whiteland; a step-daughter, Kathy L. Donaghy of Troy, Ohio, four grandchildren; five sisters, Thelma Lloyd of Austin, Zelma Stamper of Scottsburg, Elma Brandenburg of Butlerville, Wilma Fleming of Vernon, Betty Sue Grant of Seymour, a brother, Isaac Fox Jr., of Austin.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 16, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with Pastor A.C. Campbell officiating.
    Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to Wesley Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    CHARLES L. COMBS, 83, Crothersville, died Thursday, May 14, at his home.
    The Little York native was a retired construction worker for Repp and Mundt Company in Columbus and was also a farmer. He was a member of Russell Chapel Church in Crothersville and served in WWII as a private First Class in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Club No. 60 in Brownstown and a 60-plus year member of the Mt. Wilson American Legion Post. 473 in Little York and a member of the Jackson County Conservation Club and the Norman Station Conservation Club.
    Survivors include a son, John S. Combs of Vallonia, a sister, Mattie Richardson of Austin, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg on Monday, April 18, with burial in the Russell Chapel Cemetery.
    ANNELIESE M. WYNN, 70, Scottsburg, died Thursday, May 14, at her residence.
    She was a native of Mannheim, West Germany and retired from quality control at Freudenberg-NOK in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include a son, Darrell Wynn of Scottsburg and three grandchildren.
    A memorial service was conducted at Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg on Saturday, May 16, followed by cremation.
    MARR HENSLEY, 84, Scottsburg, died Friday, May 15, at his residence.
    He was a native of Ewing, Va., and was a member of Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin and retired from Smith Cabinet in Salem.
    Survivors include his wife, Goldie Lawson Hensley of Scottsburg; sons, Jerry Kirkland of Greenwood and Noble Hensley of Hardinsburg; sister, Millie White of Silver Springs, Fl, brother, Sherman Hensley of Fredericksburg, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 19, at Black Star Pentecostal Church in Pathfork, Ky., with the Rev. J.C. Craig, the Rev. Everett Eads and Dewell Perry.
    Arrangements were handled by Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin and Arnette-Steele Funeral Home in Pineville, Ky.
    Burial will be at Saylor Cemetery in Pathfork, Ky.
    On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    WILLIAM C. BUD DEPUTY, 91, Commiskey, died Friday, May 15, at his home.
    He was a farmer, worked for the Indiana State Highway Department as an inspector during the construction of Interstate 65 and worked for Silgan. He served as a former Marion Township Trustee in the 1960s and was a founding member of the Marion Township Community Center where he served on the board for several years.He was a United States Army Veteran and was honored with an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation with 2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Seymour VFW Post 1924, the Seymour American Legion in Post No. 89,
    Survivors include his wife, Mae Dell Strode Deputy of Commiskey; two sons, William Steve Deputy of Commiskey, Larry W. Deputy of North Vernon;a daughter, Cynthia Niemeyer of Commiskey, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 19, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with Pastor Damon Marling officiating. Burial was in the Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to the Cana Cemetery Fun in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    ROSE ANN JACKSON BIBB, 79, Hanover, died Thursday, May 14.
    She was raised in Chelsea and worked as a waitress.    
    Survivors include five daughters, Brenda Hardin of Lexington, Nancy Bibb of Longmont, Co., Cindy Bibb of Hanover, Jennifer Huttsell of Paynesville and jama Vega of San Diego, Ca., one sister, Shirley Auxier of Landers, Ca., three brothers, Ronald Jackson of Greenwood, Burlyn Jackson of Madison and Terry Jackson of Lexington, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
    A graveside service will be held at New Bethel Cemetery in Hanover on Sunday, May 24, at 2 p.m. a dinner in her memory will follow at the Presbyterian Community Building on Poplar Street in New Washington.
    DARREN L. WALKER, 44, Indianapolis, died Sunday, May 17, at Manor Care in Indianapolis.
    He was formerly employed by Nonferrous products.
    Survivors include his father, Ennis Edward Walker of Indianapolis, two brothers, Gregg Walker of Indianapolis, Gary Walker of Indianapolis, two nephews and one niece, several great nieces and great nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 20, at Real Life Ministries and Outreach Church in Camby with burial at  the Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be given to Uniontown Cemetery Fun or Real Life Ministries and Outreach through Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
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