Obituaries

Paul Raymond Elsbury, 72, Greenfield

Paul Raymond Elsbury, 72, Greenfield, passed away, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1949 in Greenfield to the late Paul E. and Grace (Sleeth) Elsbury.

Paul proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp with a tour of duty in Vietnam and was the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts. Prior to retirement in 2015, was a dock worker for the U.S. Postal Service in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Greenfield American Legion and enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling.

He is survived by his children: Paul Jason (Michelle) Elsbury, Shane (Megan) Elsbury, and Abby (Christie) McFarland; sister, Gail Tribby; 10 grandchildren; and beloved and faithful companion, Toady.

A memorial visitation will be held 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Facial masks will be required for attendance. Please share your memories of Paul and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Loretta June Coots, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne and Wabash, Greenfield

Loretta June Coots, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne and Wabash, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her new residence in Greenfield. Loretta was born on June 14, 1942 in Ovenfork, KY, to Charlie and Lora (Maggard) Boggs. Loretta married her love Jackie Donald Coots on September 5, 1959 prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Air Force.

As Jackie traveled around the world serving our country for 22 ½ years, Loretta gladly accompanied him. She was employed at numerous places of employment, learned the different cultures, and made many friends along the way. Loretta collected Precious Moments figurines.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jackie Coots and their son and his wife, Norman Randolph Coots (Carol Denise).

Full arrangements continue to pend at this time, but a visitation will be held soon in the chapel on Marion National Cemetery grounds, 1700 E. 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953. A limited amount of persons may gather at one time within the Chapel. A stern reminder that appropriately-worn face masks will be required. Burial will follow in Marion National Cemetery with a limit of 10 persons gathering. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com .

George A. Hoeltke, 93, of Shelbyville

George A. Hoeltke, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at
Waldron Health & Rehab.


Born August 7, 1927 in Bartholomew County, he was the son of Alvin Hoeltke and
Viola (Armuth) Hoeltke.  He married his wife of 66 years, Betty (Kuhn) Hoeltke on
December 19, 1954 and she preceded him on April 13, 2020.  


Survivors include one son- Jace Hoeltke (wife Delia) of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren,
and 3 step-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse,
a brother Norbert Hoeltke, and a sister Corine Thompson.


Mr. Hoeltke was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #70, and had been 
employed for many years as a machinist at White Evans Elevator in Indianapolis, Reliance
Electric of Columbus, and Triumph of Shelbyville, retiring in 1991.  He was a US Army veteran,
serving in Austria with the 54th AA Division, during WWII.


George enjoyed wood carving, wood burning, and oil painting.  He also enjoyed raising Holstein
and Brown Swiss cattle, and was formerly a partner in Sunshine Farms near Edinburgh.


Private family services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Glenn E. George
& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

No visiting hours will be observed.

Janet S. Jewell, 68, of Edinburgh

Janet S. Jewell, 68, of Edinburgh passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Franciscan Hospice House in Greenwood.

 

She was born April 23, 1952, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Robert E. and Alberta Louise (Owens) Branson. She married her husband of 48 years, James Robert “Bob” Jewell, and he survives.

In addition to Bob, Janet is survived by her children, Mark Jewell and wife, Melissa, of Edinburgh, Kimberly Fowler of New Castle, and Brad Jewell and wife, Amy, of Franklin; brothers, James Branson and Kenneth Branson, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Kirsten Hibbard and husband, Brandon, Austin Linville, Lauren Smith, Evan Jewell, Emma Smith, Conner Jewell, Audrey Jewell, Eli Jewell and Peyton Fowler; great-grandchildren, Caroline Hibbard and Lincoln Hibbard, and one on the way; and a loving extended family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Branson; and sister, Phyllis Behrends.

 

Janet graduated in 1970 from Southwestern High School, and attended Ball State University for one year.

 

She was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church.

 

Janet enjoyed playing the piano, researching genealogy and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

 

She loved her family and enjoyed the time spent creating memories with them.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March, 4, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with Porter Riner officiating. Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Janet’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Pauline 'Polly Ann" Bright, 88, of Shelbyville

Pauline ‘Polly Ann” Bright, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Heritage House Shelbyville.

 

She was born January 4, 1933 in Lebanon, KY to Oscar Bright and Hattie Mae (Spurling) Bright.

  

Pauline loved to read, especially Nicholas Sparks novels.  In her younger years, she really enjoyed sewing and crafts.  Her favorite times were spent with family and going to family gatherings and events.

 

She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Coffey, Edith Gehring, and Madeline Warfield, all of Shelbyville; her sister, Jeanette Hopkinson, of Washington State; her brother, Oscar “Wink” Bright of Shelbyville, her sister-in-law, Connie Bright of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.

 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Pauline’s family.

 

Memorial contributions may be given the Shelbyville Library, 57 West Broadway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Scott William Horning, Greenfield

Scott William Horning, Greenfield, passed away at the untimely age of 43, Monday, February 22, 2021 at Hancock Regional Hospital, Hospice. Scott was born on January 21, 1978 in Indianapolis to Charles “Bill” and Joyce Ann (Baker) Horning. Scott is a 1996 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School.

Scott was a Foreman for his family’s business, Horning Landscaping, in McCordsville. He was the ultimate sports fan, both in participation and spectating, but deeply rooted on the teams of Notre Dame, Colts, Pacers, and Cincinnati Reds. Scott loved to fish, cook, and spend time at his favorite family cabin.

He is survived by his faithful and loving companion of 24 years, Crystal Marie Jackson; their children: Andrew Thomas Horning and Megan Marie Horning; parents, Bill and Joyce Horning; sisters: Michelle D. (John) Saxon and Valerie Ann Horning; parents-in-law, Charles and Cindy M. Parks; nieces: Brianna Saxon and Abigail Saxon; and nephew, Jacob Jaspe.

The Horning family would like to thank Suburban Home Health Care as well as Suburban Hospice for the wonderful care, guidance, and love shown to them over the previous few months of Scott’s illness.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46278. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

Melissa Dawn Curry, 47, of Shelbyville

Melissa Dawn Curry, 47, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at I.U. Methodist Hospital.

 

She was born August 8, 1973 in Shelbyville to George Caine and Cheryl (Phillips) Hasecuster.

 

Melissa is survived by her son, Cody (Kennedy) Curry of Muncie; her mother, Cheryl, of Oklahoma City; her sisters, Kimberly Stover, of Oklahoma City; and Teresa (John ‘JR’) Retzlaff, of Lakeland, Fl; her step-brother, Doug (Amanda) Hasecuster; her step-sister, Elizabeth (Frank) Lasota; her half-sisters, Nicole DeBaun and Shana Caine; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her fathers, George Caine and Jim Hasecuster; her grandparents, Paul and Martha Phillips; her sister, Brenda Benfield; her step-brother, Shane McDonald and her grandparents, Turner and Nettie Caine.

 

Melissa graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1992.  She loved wearing her flip-flops and walking along the beach.  Her most precious times were spent with her family and friends.

 

Private family services will be held.  A public gathering to celebrate Melissa’s life will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the American Legion Hall, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Melissa’s family.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Indiana Donor Network, 3760 Guion Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Gina M. Fair, 49, of Waldron

Gina M. Fair, 49, of Waldron, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Morristown Manor. 

 

She was born July 22, 1971 to Eugene and Barbara (Neeley) Fair.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

 

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home are handling the arrangements.

Janet Kay (Linne) Kelley, 66, a lifelong Shelbyville resident

Janet Kay (Linne) Kelley, 66, a lifelong Shelbyville resident, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

 

She was born April 15, 1954, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Henry and Mary Alice (Soller) Linne. On November 15, 1975, she married her husband of 45 years, Robert W. “Bob” Kelley, and he survives.

In addition to Bob, Janet is survived by her mother of Shelbyville; daughter, Julie Ann Neace and husband, Aaron, of Independence, Kentucky; son, Christopher R. Kelley and wife, Nicole, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; brothers, Joe Linne and wife, Shirley, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, Dr. James Linne and wife, Sheryl, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Doug Linne of Shelbyville; sisters, Debbie Arthur and husband, Dr. Steve, of Evansville, and Kathy Zerr and husband, Mark, of Shelbyville; grandsons, Brayden Neace and Blake Neace; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Janet graduated in 1972 from Shelbyville High School, where she was homecoming and May court queen.

 

She enjoyed her flower gardens, going shopping and decorating for the holidays.

 

Janet loved her family and cherished the time she spent making memories with her grandsons.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelby Senior Services, 1504 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Janet’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Pamela Danielle Thurston, 50, of Shelbyville

Pamela Danielle Thurston, 50, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Heritage House Convalescent Center of Shelbyville.

 

She was born April 25, 1970, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Danny Lee and Linda Jo (Wilborn) Thurston.

 

Pamela is survived by her mother of Shelbyville; daughter, Emilee Springer of Shelbyville; sisters, Lisa Winkler and husband, Dale, of Shelbyville, and Robin Browning and husband, Ron, of League City, Texas; brother, Billy Thurston and wife, Kimberly, of Flat Rock; step-mother, Kathy Hoffman of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Pamela enjoyed taking care of flowers and listening to music.

 

She loved her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them.

 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Pamela’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Betty Jane Shaw, 86, of Flat Rock

Betty Jane Shaw, 86, of Flat Rock,  passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021

at her residence.

 

Born May 9, 1934 in Brown County Indiana, she was the daughter of Garland

Ayers and Tressa Mae (Hamblen) Ayers.  She married Warren K. Shaw in 1954

and he preceded her on August 27, 2001.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Michael W. Shaw of Waldron, Tracey K. Shaw (wife

Sandy) of Flat Rock, daughter Norma J. Lingenfelter of Waldron; 1 brother Michael

Ayers of Brown County, 5 sisters- Maxine Melton of Brown Co., Linda Purdy of Arizona,

Edna Thomas of Greenfield, Janet Falte of Brown Co., Helen Gregg of Knott's Island 

North Carolina; 7 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in

death by her parents, her spouse, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Mrs. Shaw had lived in this area for 70 years, after moving from Brown County.  She

had been a woodworker for 60 years with T.K. Shaw Custom Cabinets, retiring in 2002.

She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church for 60 years, and also a member of

American Legion Auxiliary, and the Mystery-ettes Home Ec Club. 

 

Betty was an lottery ticket player.  In earlier years, she enjoyed horseback riding, was

a former Girl Scout Leader, and loved working with wood.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm om Friday, February 26, 2021 at Lewis Creek Baptist

Church, 1400 E. 600 S. Waldron, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in

Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 

11:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lewis Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.

Ronald D. Horning, age 74, of Greenfield

Ronald D. Horning, age 74, of Greenfield passed away, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in, Indianapolis.

 

Ron was born February 13, 1947 in Connersville, Indiana to the late Oscar and Dorothy (Bostic) Horning.


Ron was a graduate of Connersville High School where he is remembered by many as a great basketball player, lettering 3 consecutive years. He continued his education at Oakland City College.

 

He served in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1970’s and married Becky (Olson) on October 6, 1973. Together they made their home and raised their family in Greenfield.


Ron was an associate of the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County for 7 years prior to accepting the role of Executive Director where he enjoyed mentoring Hancock County’s youth for almost 20 years.

 

After his retirement, Ron kept busy as a Real Estate agent for Re-Max Realty. In 2006 he was elected to the position of Center Township Trustee, a position he held until December 2020. Actively involved, Ron was a member of the American Legion Post #152 in Knightstown, Greenfield Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Greenfield, the Sertoma Foster Grandparent Program, the Set A Good Example Foundation, and a volunteer for Hancock Regional Hospital. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports.


All who knew Ron will remember him as a kind man with a heart of gold. He gave of himself, especially to the youth of Hancock County.


He is survived by his sons, Jason (Jama) Horning, Eric (Heather Holden) Horning; brother, Monte Horning; grandchildren, Nick Belonias, Drew (Maddy) Horning, Makenzie Horning, Ryker Horning, Alex, Maddie and Riley Tinnel. He is preceded in death by his wife Becky in 2006, his parents, Oscar and Dorothy Horning, and siblings, Darrell, Cheryl and Lanny Horning.


Visitation will be held 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, February 22, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield. Funeral service, 11:00 am, Tuesday at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, Indiana.

 

Burial immediately following service at Park Cemetery, Greenfield with military rites provided by the Knightstown American Legion Honor Guard.

 

Masks are required and social distancing observed.

Robert P. Inlow, M.D

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Robert P. Inlow, M.D., passed away on February 16, 2021.

 

Bob was born in Shelbyville, IN in 1930 to Norma and Dr. William DePrez Inlow. He was a proud graduate of Indiana University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1951 and his medical degree in 1956.

 

IU is also where he met his wife of 70 years, Roberta Graber Inlow.

 

Bob completed his medical internship at the Ohio State University and his residency in surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

 

Bob was also immensely proud of his service as a Captain in the United States Army.

 

 

One of Bob’s proud professional achievements was his work at the Inlow Clinic which provided medical services to the greater Shelbyville community for 68 years. The clinic was started in Shelbyville by his father, Dr. William DePrez Inlow, and uncles Herb and Fred in 1923. Bob joined the clinic in 1963, served as President and put his heart into the organization until it closed its doors in 1991. Over the years the clinic employed 40 different doctors and served countless patients in Shelby County.

 

Bob was also proud to continue the tradition of the Mayo Clinic Priestly Society which bestowed the “Inlow Award” annually for top surgical research by a fellow in the surgical training program. Even after his retirement he continued his medical pursuits in the Medical Reserve Corps and CERT in Redondo Beach, California.

 

Another proud professional achievement was his service with the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter ACS, and was President of the Indiana Chapter of ACS 1994-1995. He was elected to the national Board of Governors in 1995 and served as Governor at Large for Indiana from 1995-2001.

 

However, Bob’s proudest achievement was his family. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, their three children, Barbara Inlow-Childress (Kenneth), Dan Inlow (Laura), and Diana (Dee Dee) Inlow Pare (Thomas), as well as seven grandchildren, Amanda, Andrea and Christopher Childress, Kevin and Connor Inlow, and Claire and Thomas Pare, Jr. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William D. Inlow, Jr. and James N. Inlow.

 

Bob loved to travel and was an avid genealogist. He was outgoing, gregarious, and loved a good laugh. He especially loved Thanksgiving when he, ever the surgeon, always carved the Thanksgiving turkey perfectly and was surrounded by his kids and grandkids. His favorite pursuits after retiring were watching his grandchildren’s school and sporting events and watching his beloved Hoosiers. Bob touched many lives personally and professionally and will be forever in our hearts.

Due to COVID, only a family memorial will be scheduled at this time.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Dixie D. Perkins, 95, of Payson, AZ

Dixie D. Perkins, 95, of Payson, AZ. born January 6, 1926, stepped into Glory Thursday morning, February 18, 2021.

 

She invested her life in her family, and was preceded in death by her husband, the Reverend Harold R. Perkins.

 

She is survived by six adult children: Kenneth, Doris Gay (Greg) Stanley, Robin (Judith), Jonathan (Mary), Gregory (Sandy), Joseph (Kris), 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren, such a treasured legacy.

 

She would pray daily for hours for her family, friends and world issues.

 

Dixie was an avid reader, including the priority of reading her Bible and Secret Place devotional.

She loved flower gardening, traveling, and sitting in the sun on her front porch rocking chair, often breaking into one of her favorite hymns.

 

A funeral service will be held Friday February 26th at 2pm at the Freeman Family Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IN with public viewing at 1pm.

 

Interment will follow at Miller Cemetery.

 

A second Celebration of Life service will be scheduled in June when other family members and friends can attend.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Dixie’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Marsha J. Perkins Glackman, 70, of Shelbyville

Marsha J. Perkins Glackman, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born January 18, 1951 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of James Rouse and Myrtle

(Kincade) Rouse.  She married Gerald Glackman on February 14, 1991 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 children- Michael L. Perkins (wife Becca) of Shelbyville, a daughter-

Michelle Hurley (husband Hobert) of Shelbyville; a sisters- Karen McClendon (husband Jim)

of Ladson, South Carolina: 4 grandchildren- Jani, Koal, Kade, and Dru; and is survived by a

host of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister- Vivian Bennett.

 

Mrs. Glackman had lived most of her lifetime in this area, and attended Shelbyville High School.

She     had been a factory worker at Overhead Door Corp. and Meredian Automotive for many years,

and more recently had been employed at Backstretch Cafe at the casino for 6 years.  She was a

member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Since her retirement, Marsha devoted her life to helping and caring for others.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:00 am until the 

time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Niola S. Small, 83, of Greenwood, formerly of Shelbyville

Niola S. Small, 83, of Greenwood, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Greenwood Village South in Greenwood.

 

She was born December 5, 1937, in Geneva, Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of Walter Edward Sr. and Mattie (Imlay) Siefert. On December 23, 1960, she married Dean Edward Small, and he preceded her in death on October 3, 2003.

 

Niola is survived by her daughter, Jennifer A. (Small) Nevitt of Plymouth Meeting, PA; son, Douglas E. Small and wife, Sunny, of Haymarket, Virginia; sister, Joetta Lyons of Lompoc, California; four grandsons; and several loved nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Dean, Niola was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter E. Siefert Jr.; and sister, Peggy L. Wilson.

 

Niola graduated in 1955 from Shelbyville High School, and continued her education at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital by becoming a Registered Nurse, in 1958.

 

She was formerly member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville. After moving to Greenwood, she became a member of Our Lady of Greenwood.

 

Niola was a nurse for 50 years, with 40 years of her service at Tipton County Memorial Hospital.

She was also a member of Kappa Delta Phi.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2020, at Our Lady of Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St. in Greenwood.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Family and friends are invited to view the service via livestreaming on our facebook page www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton Heights High School, Attn: Bonnie Knapp, PO Box 379, Arcadia, Indiana 46030 in the memo line note Dean Small Scholarship Fund.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Niola’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Ruth Ann Miller, 66, of Greenwood

Ruth Ann Miller, 66, of Greenwood, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021

at her residence.

 

Born September 1, 1954 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Jarold W. Miller

and Patricia M. (Cole) Miller.

 

Survivors include 3 brothers- Robert Miller (wife Peggy) of Fairland, Bruce Miller

(wife Karen) of Shelbyville, Chuck Miller (wife Kathy) of Shelbyville; 2 sisters- 

Mickey Beck (husband Mike) of Franklin, Leesa Sanidas (husband Tim) of Bloomington,

Illinois; and  many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents,

 and a brother J. David Miller.

 

Ruth Ann was a lifelong resident of this area, and had wonderful care givers throughout

her life.  She was always on the go, and enjoyed car rides, shopping, and walks in the park.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Mike Beck and Pastor  Jolita Erbele officiating.

Burial will be in London Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday morning from 10:00 am

until the time of the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to New Life Methodist Women, in care of the

funeral home.

 

Paul V. Adams, 86, of North Vernon

Paul V. Adams, 86, of North Vernon, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus.

 

He was born December 21, 1934 in Shelbyville to Ernest Adams and Opal (Herndon) Adams.

 

Paul attended Shelbyville High School.  He enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing and golfing.  He loved to travel.  His most precious times were spent with his family.

 

Paul was employed at Allied Signal as a general laborer working on airplane air compressors.

  

He married Violet Jean (Lousch) Adams in June of 2011 and she survives. 

 

Paul is survived by his sons, Richard Adams of Bullhead City, AZ, William Adams of Indianapolis, his daughter, Cindy Walls of Martinsville, his son, Brian Adams of Los Angeles, CA, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

 

He was preceded in death by 18 brothers and sisters.                      

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Friday, February 19, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Paul’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Katherine J. George, age 69, of Greenfield

Katherine J. George, age 69, of Greenfield passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 19, 1951 in Louisville, KY to the late Lonard W. and Anita C. (Luckett) Peerce.

Katherine enjoyed playing bingo and visiting the casinos, but above all else, her family was most important. Prior to retiring, Katherine was a waitress and trainer for Bob Evans Restaurants.

She is survived by her life partner of 23 years, Joseph Street; children, Michael Gray, Paula (Herschel) Miers, Stormi (Crystal) Hunt, and Joseph (Thea) Street; siblings, Judy Bouey, Linda Portman, Joe Peerce, and Tony Peerce; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents mentioned above.

Friends may call 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 18 at the funeral home with calling from Noon until the time of service. Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Please share your memories of Katherine and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

We ask that all visitors wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Nancy Jane Kreienbrink, 82

Nancy Jane Kreienbrink, 82, passed away February 12, 2021 next to her loving husband. Nancy was born on September 11, 1938 in Cold Water, MI to the late Henry and Gladys (Calhoun) Blain. She attended high school in Bronson, MI, where, while cheerleading, she met her husband Richard Lee Kreienbrink, a basketball player. She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life in 1958 and moved to Indiana in 1960.

As a child, Nancy enjoyed roller skating and being outdoors. She stayed very fit and active her entire life and enjoyed working-out, doing yoga and pilates, walking in mini-marathons, and playing bocce ball with her husband and friends. She loved to read, complete jigsaw puzzles, make crafts of all sorts, quilt, and knit. Although Nancy was petite and kind, her family and friends knew her as a fierce and fiery competitor when it came to boardgames and a few Christmas exchanges.

Nancy was a family woman and often spent her weekends watching the grandchildren partake in their sports and having lunch while out shopping with her daughter. Nancy was also a businesswoman, working as a beautician while her children were young and then working in the banking industry for many years before retiring from PNC Bank.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Richard Lee Kreienbrink; her children: Scott Kreienbrink and Michelle (David) Moline; grandchildren: Taylor, Richard, Brian, Kristin, Kiley, and Nichole; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and loving sister, Phyllis (Robert) Tucker.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield, has been honored to assist Nancy and her family during this great loss. All services will be private to her family and she will be laid to rest in Michigan. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to a Cancer Foundation of your choice. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com .

Karson Michael Barrett, infant

Karson Michael Barrett, infant, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He is the son of Marquis and Cammy (Ritter) Barrett.

 

Karson is survived by his parents of Rushville; brother, Brayton Matney of Rushville; and grandparents, Thomas Barrett (Jessica) of Hope, Robin Ritter (Russ Gordon) of Greensburg, Tracy Kubly (Joelle) of Indianapolis, and Robert Ritter (Michelle) of Juneau, Alaska.

 

Private services will be held at a later date.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Karson’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Norma "Jeane" (King) LeClerc, 95, of Shelbyville

Norma “Jeane” (King) LeClerc, 95, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born November 30, 1925, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Cecil A. and Dorothy (Buckler) Cockerham. On March 24, 1950, she married Kenneth C. King, and he preceded her in death on August 21, 1986. She married Arthur “Earl” LeClerc on December 21, 1988, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2014.

 

Jeane is survived by her daughters, Rita Weaver of Shelbyville, and Millie Haehl and husband, Richard, of Zionsville; son, Tim King and wife, Brenda, of Indianapolis; sister, Lois Davids of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Sarah Benefiel and Courtney Weir and husband, Bryce; step-granddaughter, Brandi Tobian; two great-grandchildren; step-son, James “Jim” King and wife, Debbie, of Shelbyville; and step-daughters-in-law, Bonnie King and Pam King, both of Shelbyville.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edwin Cockerham; sister, Patricia (Ayers) Lumb; son-in-law, Richard E. Weaver; and step-sons, Robert “Bob” King and William “Bill” King.

 

Jeane graduated in 1943 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She was a very active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir with her mother and sister.

 

Jeane and Kenneth formerly owned and operated King’s Grocery for 42 years.

 

She was an avid reader and read the entire Bible.

 

Jeane enjoyed volunteering for the American Cancer Society, where she participated in the walks and assisted in sending memorial acknowledgement cards.

 

She was very social and loved visiting with friends and family.

 

Private graveside services will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Premier Hospice, 11550 N. Meridian St., Suite 375, Carmel, Indiana 46032.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Jeane’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com

Rev. John Peter Gallagher, a native of Shelbyville

Rev. John Peter Gallagher, a native of Shelbyville, passed to eternal life on February 6 in the rectory of Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick, Ind., where he had served as pastor since 2018.

 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on February 22 at St. Joseph Church, 125 E. Broadway, in Shelbyville. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Shelbyville. 

 

Visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m. on Feb. 21 and from 9-11 a.m. on Feb. 22 at St. Joseph Church. On February 21, the reception of the body will take place at 4 p.m. and a vigil service will be prayed at 7 p.m.   Masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and Mass of Christian Burial.

 

Father Peter was born on January 23, 1961 in Shelbyville to the late David and Elizabeth (Moore) Gallagher. He and his family later lived for periods in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota before returning to Shelbyville. Father Peter graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1979.

 

From his time as a child, he had felt a call to serve God and the Catholic Church in which he was raised as a priest. So, after high school, he became a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and received formation at the former Saint Meinrad College in St. Meinrad, Ind., graduating from there in 1983.

 

At that time, Father Peter discerned a possible call to be a Benedictine monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad. He entered the novitiate there in 1983 and professed vows for a three-year period in 1984. After living out those vows, Father Peter left the archabbey and moved to California.

 

For two years, he taught a diverse student body at the former Daniel Murphy High School, an all-boys Catholic school in the poverty-stricken south-central neighborhood of Los Angeles.

 

During that time, Father Peter felt God’s call to the priesthood again and became a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, earning a master of divinity degree at St. John Seminary in Camarillo, Calif. In the final year of his formation, however, he became a seminarian again for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and was ordained a priest on June 6, 1992 in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

 

In his 28 years of priestly life and ministry in central and southern Indiana, Father Peter served in a wide variety of settings: from urban high schools and parishes, to faith communities in suburbs, small towns and rural areas.

 

For several years, Father Peter was also the chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts National Football League team, including when it won the Super Bowl in 2007.

 

In his last two years of ministry, Father Peter served as pastor of Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli, Ind.

 

He died doing what he had felt God had called him to do from an early age: serving his people, leading them in worship and service and helping them grow in faith.

 

Surviving are Father Peter’s sisters: Ann Gallagher of Indianapolis, Ind.; Beth Keele of Lincoln, Neb.; and Kate Gallagher of Omaha, Neb.; his brothers David Lee Gallagher of Indianapolis; Kevin Gallagher of Fort Collins, Colo.; Pat Gallagher of Shelbyville; and R.T. Gallagher of Bloomfield, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Brian Gallagher.

 

Memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Billie Jean (Castleman) Young

Billie Jean (Castleman) Young was born on August 31, 1928, in Marshall, Arkansas, to the late Vada Ella and Albert Buren Castleman.

 

Billie attended school in Bowlegs, Oklahoma, before meeting recently discharged U.S. Marine Fines Young at a local hamburger stand in Marshall that Billie and a cousin owned. Fines and Billie married in 1946, when Billie was seventeen years old. Unbeknown to the young couple, this union would last the next 70 years.

 

Fines and Billie continued to live in the south before moving to Shelby County, Indiana around 1954, where Billie was a dedicated homemaker to daughters Randy Beth and Rebecca “Beckie” Jean.

 

While Fines served as a journeyman in the Sheet Metal Workers Local #20, he and Billie developed the Buck Creek Shades and Woodnotes subdivisions in Fairland, and built several of the homes themselves. Fines and Billie raised Simmental cattle and helped their young grandchildren with many 4H projects.

 

In the early 1990’s after Fines had retired from the union, he and Billie moved back to Seminole, Oklahoma, where the two remodeled homes, gardened, fished, and traveled – oftentimes to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to visit family, and back to Indiana, to see grandchildren Carie, Corey, Jessica, and Matthew. As a young boy, Matthew dubbed Fines as “Pa” and Billie as “Granny,” names affectionately used to this day. Billie deeply loved and was extremely proud of her grandchildren.

Fines and Billie moved back to Shelby County around 2007, and spent their remaining days surrounded by family. After Fines’ passing in 2017, Billie remained at home, cared for by Randy, Beckie, and a team of loving, dedicated caretakers.

 

Billie enjoyed watching the birds, ducks, and geese from her dining room window, along with two squirrels she affectionately named “Mozo” and “Bozo.” Caretaker Cathy would often play the accordion or keyboard so that Billie could sing a Christian song or two. Billie’s last days and passing were quiet and peaceful. Billie is survived by daughters Randy Stein and Rebecca Matney, grandchildren Carie (Randy) Crafton, Corey (Jodi) Stein, Jessica (Shane) Griggs, and Matthew Matney, and great-grandchildren Laila and Ava Stein, and Ella and Eli Griggs. Welcoming her in heaven during the early morning hours of February 8, 2021, were husband Fines, daughter Michael Jane, mother and father Vada and Albert Buren Castleman, and sister Betty.

 

Fines and Billie were long-time members of Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis, placing faith as forefront in life. Billie’s faith in Jesus was strong and unshaken to the end.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Calvary Tabernacle Church, 902 Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Paul D. Mooney officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Billie’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Scott A. Qurazzo, 44, of Shelbyville

Scott A. Qurazzo, 44, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born February 20, 1976 in Shelbyville to Stephen Qurazzo and Janet (Eberhart) Miller.

 

Scott graduated from Triton Central High School in 1994.  He was a member of Indian Creek Christian Church.  Scott was an auto mechanic and loved to work on cars.  He was very talented with fixing anything and everything.  He enjoyed playing video games, but his favorite times were spent with his boys.

 

He married Kristen Renee (Bennett) Qurazzo on July 23, 2011, and she survives.  He is also survived by his sons, Gavin Qurazzo and Caleb Qurazzo, his father, Stephen of Indianapolis, his mother, Janet (husband, William) Miller of Shelby County; his uncles, David Qurazzo and Tom Qurazzo, and his beloved dogs, Inka and Cooper.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, February 12, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Chris Kaiser officiating.

 

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Scott’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.