Obituaries May 30, 2012 Print
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00


FRANCIS J. “FRANK” SCHMELZ, 86, of New Albany died May 21, 2012.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a devout Catholic, he was a charter member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. He formerly owned New Albany Auto Body Repair Shop in New Albany and was a former teacher of auto body mechanics at Prosser School of Technology and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. A trusted expert in his field, he was a man of his word who left a legacy of hard work, common sense, and honesty.
He was born on July 23, 1925 in Georgetown, to the late Aloysius W. and Grace (Miller) Schmelz. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude A. “Trudy” Schmelz, and brother, Leo Schmelz.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda C. Patton (Doyle) of Crestwood, Ky.; son, Stephen F. Schmelz (Gayle) of New Albany; brothers, Edward Schmelz ( Lorena) of Lexington, Ky. and Fr. Damian Schmelz of St. Henry, Ind.; sister-in-law, Ruby Schmelz of Corydon; grandchildren, Brian Schmelz (Leslie) and Patrick Schmelz; and great grandchildren, Evan and Connor.
His Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 West Daisy Lane, New Albany) with burial and military honors to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150) or to Holy Family Catholic Church.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit


BETTY JANE BURNETT, 86, Elizabethtown, Ind., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.
She was born on November 26, 1925 in Jennings County to Herman and Lura Jones Foist. She retired as a machine operator in 1985 from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and had previously worked for Arvin’s, also in Columbus, for several years preceding that. She was also a member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her sons: John (Regina) King of Elizabethtown and Mike (Judy) King of Deputy; her daughters: Judy (Steve) McClure of Madison, Toni Lynn (Jerry) Lee of Columbus and Lynn Marie (John) Foster of Osgood, Ind.; her brothers: Gene Foist of Indiana and John (Jeanetta) Foist of Norfolk, Va.; her sister: Helen Kidwell of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Clarence Burnett; and her sons: Robert E. and Roger D. King.
Funeral Service were held Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Burcham officiating. Burial followed in Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the donor's choice.

ROBERT LEE CONRAD, 69, Georgetown, died Monday, May 21, 2012.
He was born in Corydon and was retired from Pilsbury. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran and a member of the Church of Reconciliation.
Survivors include his wife: Shirley Conrad; his son: Kevin Conrad; his daughter: Deborah Garrett; his grandchildren: Kaylin Cork, Jessica and Nicole Conrad; and his brother: Thurman Conrad, Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, 2012 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.

HOPE AUSTIN, 92, Versailles, died Sunday, May 20, 2012.
She was born on March 5, 1920 in Versailles to Everett H. and Edith C. Jarvis Austin. She was a retired bookkeeper and also served as first deputy for the Auditor of Ripley County for ten years. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #333, the Historical Society in Ripley County and Versailles, and a longtime member of Tyson United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her nephews: Kim A. Good of Fishers, Ind. and Austin N. Good of Indianapolis; her niece: Merikay Oliveira of San Rafael, Calif.; and her great-niece: Lara Klemens of San Francisco, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Evelyn Good; and her brother: John B. Austin.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Tyson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Cliff Hill Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Eastern Star of Versailles.

IVALOU CHASTAIN, 96, Salem, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on September 30, 1953 in Bromer, Ind. to Perry Edison and Edith L. Colglaizer. She was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich, and was a member of Livonia Rebekah Lodge, Christopher Harrison Chapter of DAR, Ladies Aid and Westview Christian Church.
Survivors include her sons: Dr. Truman Chastain of Montgomery, Ala. and Mike (Kristi) Chastain of Brownstown; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Clifford Dean Chastain; her daughter: Phyllis June Chastain; her brothers: Ivan, Edward and Robert Colglazier; a great-grandchild; and her husband: Herman Herbert Chastain.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Westview Christian Church. Burial followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

KATIE ANN ASHCRAFT, 71, of Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 12, 1941 to Willie C. and Mary Ann West Sparrow in Louisville, Ky.
Survivors include her son, Billy Joe Burch of Indianapolis; daughter, Melissa Burch of Jeffersonville; brothers, Albert Sparrow of Charlestown, Carl Sparrow of Otisco, Johnny Sparrow of Jeffersonville, and Doug Sparrow of New Albany and a sister, Mary Jo Sparrow of Tenn.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Visitation will be held on Friday after 11am till time of the service.
Online condolences can be sent to

CLIFFORD COCHRAN, 83, Charlestown, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Green Valley Health & Rehab in Carrollton, Ky.
He was born on April 9, 1927 to Carson and Rosa Lee Atwood Cochran in Charlestown. He was a Marine Veteran of WWII, a retired cabinet maker for the former Morris’ Cabinet in Clarksville, and a member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ky. He enjoyed making picnic tables and other woodworking items, and enjoyed reading his bible.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; Lavaughna Turner Cochran; second wife; Dorothy Tetrick Cochran; daughter; Carol Ann Hammond; two sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include his daughter; Cheryl Mahoney of Carrollton, Ky.; grandsons; Wayne Couch of Carrollton, Ky., and Nick Hall of Union, Ky.; great-grandchildren; Shy Couch and Alex Hall; sister; Elvie May of Jeffersonville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, February 18, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Hibernia Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice of the Blue Grass.

DANIEL L. TRULL, 67, Fredericksburg, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Robbinsville, N.C. and was retired from Mount Motors. He was also a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Hardinsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Evelyn Trull; his son: Daniel Paul; his step-son: Bill McCray of Hardinsburg; his daughters: Danay Lynn and Audrea Christine; his step-daughter: Rhonda McCrary of Hardinsburg; and his sisters: Violet Jenkins of Ross, Ind. and Sheena Holder of Franklin, N.C.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Fellowship Baptist Church. Burial followed in Kays Chapel Cemetery.

MARJORIE M. GILLASPY, 85, a resident of Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, died Friday, May 25, 2012.
She was born September 26, 1926 in Seymour, the daughter of Orval and Ruth (Davis) Smith.
She was a 1944 Crothersville High School graduate. On March 3, 1946 at the Crothersville First Baptist Church she married John E. Gillaspy who passed away on August 22, 2011. She worked hard all of her life. She was a working famer’s wife, a school bus driver for Crothersville Schools & Marjorie & John owned a bakery - Take A Break in Crothersville near the interstate. They used several pastry recipes from Marjorie’s parents who had Smitty’s Bakery until the mid 1960’s.
She was a life long member of First Baptist Church of Crothersville where she stayed very active with: Bible Studies, Missionary Society, and Sunday School. She also was a member of Homemakers, the Gideon’s Women’s Auxiliary and a recent member of Central Christian Church in Seymour.
Survivors include, three children, Brenda E. Labie of Seymour, Ken W. (Joyce) Gillaspy of Crothersville, Charlene R. (Steve Taylor) Goebel of Columbus, 10 grandchildren, Renee (Shane) Gallion of Medora, Ryan Montgomery of Medora, Rachelle (Matt) Barnett of Brownstown, Craig (Rayetta) Gillaspy of Terre Haute, Kendra (Aaron) Knieriem of Crothersville, Andy (Leah) Gillaspy of Crothersville, Trina (Marty) Hoevener of Crothersville, Paula (Toby) Ortman of Crothersville, David Luedeman of Crothersville, Jon (Fiancé Jessica Seaver ) Luedeman of Crothersville, 21 great-grandchildren, and an expectant great-granddaughter.
Her husband, John, a brother, Bob Smith, and son in law, (Edward) Labie preceded her in death.
Pastor Jon Pearce conducted funeral services Sunday, May 27, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Crothersville. Burial followed at Gorrell Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be given to Gideon’s International, Lutheran Home, Hospice, and Donor’s Choice c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences may be given to the family at

DENNIS BOSTOCK, 69 of Charlestown, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville.
He was born in New Albany, on August 28, 1942. He served in the Air Force as a medic from 1960-1962. He most recently worked at the Bass Pro Shop in Clarksville.
He is survived by his wife Opal Bostock, his three daughters, Lori Childs (Steve) of Sellersburg,, Sherri Cook (Russ) of Henryville, and Dina Adwell (Tom Medley) of New Albany, a stepdaughter, Darlene Shields of Charlestown, along with eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Mark Bostock of Georgetown and Gary Bostock of New Albany.
Memorial Services will be held at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. until time of service.

CHRISTINE "CRIS" FELTNER, 66, of Austin, died Friday, May 25, 2012 in Floyd Memorial Hospital New Albany.
She was born on August 31, 1945 in Perry County, Ky., the daughter of the late Earl Feltner and Martha (White) Jewell. She attended Assembly of God in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her son, Stephen Jay (Kristine) Feltner, Houston, Texas; brothers, Earl Feltner, Tampa, Fla.; Don Feltner, Scottsburg; Roger Feltner, Austin; sisters, Deola Haymaker, Charlestown; Ermadean Robinson, Elizabethtown, Ky. and Darlena Morris, Austin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Feltner and Martha Feltner Jewell.
Funeral services were Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Harold White officiating.
Burial followed at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at

LILLIAN LENORE REED, 89, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Seymour.
She was born June 25, 1922 in Ewing, Indiana, the daughter of the late Clarence F. Abbott and Caroline (Collingsworth) Abbott-Rhynearson. She was retired from the old Joyce Shoe (old U.S.Shoe) in Madison, was a member of New Providence Baptist Church in Austin, where she was a devoted Christian and taught Sunday School for many years, she wrote the columns for Emmanuel & New Providence Baptist Churches in the local papers and was a member of the Quill Poetry Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theron O. Reed, who died Nov. 23, 1982; two sons, Jackie Lynn & Bucky Reed; a daughter, Marjorie Reed; a brother, Rev. Thomas W. Abbott and a sister, Dorothy Righthouse.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Ann Dunlap of Crothersville; a son, Jerry Lee Reed of Alamogordo, New Mexico; three sisters, Kathleen Trueblood & Caroline Righthouse both of Seymour and Esther Ann Earl (Al) of Indianapolis; four grandsons, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were Monday, May 28, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home. Online condolences:

CLARENCE JOE BANET, 77, of Floyds Knobs died at his residence Friday, May 11, 2012.
He was born May 3, 1935 in Floyds Knobs, to the late Wilford and Mary Renn Banet.
He was also preceeded in death by two brothers, Wilfred Tommy Banet and Benjamin Dutch Banet. He was married to his wife Marilyn Emily Banet for 59 years. He retired from GE after 37 years of service. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Emily Banet; children, Joann Arnold (Tony) Floyds Knobs, Rex Banet Floyds Knobs and Michael R. Banet (Donna) Floyds Knobs, Carl Banet Clarksville and Brenda Banet New Albany; grandchildren: Brian Timberlake (Marcy), Scott Timberlake (Erika), Craig Timberlake (Courtney), John Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Chris Arnold, Amanda Arnold, Cody Banet, Charlie Jenney (Lauren), Daniel Jenney, Donna Russell (Danny), Justin Husband (Karen), Crystal Husband, Angie Sims (Archie), Joey Banet, and Shane Banet; great-grandchildren, Shelbie Timberlake, Lucas Timberlake, Jacob Timberlake, Brooklyn Jones, Haley Sims, Austin Sims, Andy Russell, Brandon Russell, Caylee Russell, Tyler Husband, Zachary Husband, and Emma Husband; brothers, Maurice Banet (Marilyn), LeMerle Banet (Faye), and Larry Banet (Donna); sisters, Aileen Banet, Norma Andres (Irvin), and Martha Moore.
His funeral mass was Tuesday May 15th at St. Mary of the Knobs Chapel with burial in St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, handled local arrangements.

ROSA M. SAYRE, 71, of Scottsburg, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on April 2, 1941 in Knox County, Ky., the daughter of the late Elmer Pridemore and Lillie Florence (Fuson) Ivey-North. She was a retired nurses aide for the old Williams Manor Nursing Home and also a former greeter at Walmart both in Scottsburg.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, O.E.S. Chapter # 512 in Hayden and the ladies auxiliary of the Kosair Shrine Center.
She was preceded in death by her son, Louis J. "Louie" Smith, Jr. and two brothers, Ralph & Joe Ivey.
Survivors include her husband, Everett A. "Duke" Sayre, Jr.; two stepdaughters, Theresa Lillpopp of Corydon, and Mary Willen of Jeffersonville; two stepsons, Everett A. Sayre, III of Corydon, and James Stephan Sayre of Fairdale, Ky.; two brothers, Bobby Ivey of Austin and Lee Ivey of North Vernon; a sister, Sue Carpenter of Scottsburg; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Ivey Hill Cemetery.

PAUL W. BALDWIN, 79, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, May, 26, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born on February 20, 1933 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Paul Kenneth and Leona Mildred (Shook) Baldwin. He was married on June 27, 1953 to Colleen (Spaulding) Baldwin, who survives. He was a retired Senior Master Sergeant and First Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Korean and Vietnam War eras, retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Scottsburg, founder of the old M & P Baldwin Plastics, now known as Baldwin Recycling, a former deacon and member of Vienna Baptist Church, Past Governor & member of the Moose Family Center # 2324, a member of the American Legion Post # 234 and the Master Gardners Club.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen (Spaulding) Baldwin; a daughter, Connie Jo Borders(Mike) of Louisville, Kentucky; a son, Mark D. Baldwin (Candy) of Scottsburg; a brother, Kenneth D. Baldwin (Paula) of Scottsburg; a sister, Mary Beth Coffman (Jeff) of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren, Amy, Candace, Abby, Nathan & Merritt and seven great-grandchildren, Simon, Daniel, Trevin, Clare, Kendra, Evan & Coen.
Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Vienna Baptist Church with burial in Mount Cemetery.
Crothersville VFW Post 1083 conducted Military Honors at the graveside.
Collins Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences may be left at

MARY GRACE (PUCKETT) NAVILLE, 80, of Navilleton died May 28, 2012.
A member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church, she was born on May 19, 1932 in Caneyville, Kentucky to the late Melvin and Constance (Tomes) Puckett. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Anderson “Sonny”, Melvin, and Ray Puckett.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Eugene T. Naville; sons, Ted, Ron (Susie), and Raymond (Donna) Naville; daughters, Jackie Lattis (Dennis), Cathy Koetter (David), Connie Crites, Joyce Naville, Theresa Lehring (Bob), Debbie Roberts (Scott), and Donna Campbell (Paul); 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her beloved canine companion, “Baby”.
Her Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church (7500 Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 07:32