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William "Larry" Pope II, 65, of Morristown

William “Larry” Pope II, 65, of Morristown, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born June 16, 1956, in Greenfield, the son of William Larry and Charlotte June (Bullis) Pope.

Larry is survived by his parents of Fountaintown; brothers, Lee Pope of New Palestine, and Jay Pope and wife, Karen, of Pendleton; niece, Ashley Gaskins and husband, Greg, of New Palestine; nephews, Josh Pope of Fountaintown, Jeremiah Pope of Pendleton and Jacob Pope of Indianapolis; great-nephew, Taylor Pope of Shelbyville; and great-niece, Lorilee Gaskins of New Palestine. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Taylor Pope.

 

Larry graduated in 1975 from New Palestine High School. He obtained his Master’s degree in Commercial Art and Photography from Ball State University. While in college he spent a summer studying in Switzerland.

 

He was the co-owner, operator and manager of the family owned, F&M Oil Company in Carrollton.

 

Larry had a vast knowledge of antiques and enjoyed going to auctions. He would often find items of special interest for one of his many friends. He loved art and shared his talents with his friends and family. Larry’s other talents were being a friend and the art of giving to others, he helped many people through rough times in their lives.

 

He loved cats and also leaves behind his cat, Riley.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, October 31, 2021, (Larry’s favorite holiday), at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 4 pm, Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock County Humane Society, 214 E. Main St., Greenfield, Indiana 46140 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Larry’s family at www.freemanfamilyfunerelhomes.com.

William F. "Bill" Hanneman, 88, of Fairland

William F. “Bill” Hanneman, 88, of Fairland, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born September 20, 1933 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Frederic Hanneman and Dorothy (Wilson) Hanneman.

 

On April 5, 1953 he married the love of his life, Carolyn Hanneman and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2021, after spending 68 years together.  Bill is survived by his sons, Michael W. Hanneman of Shelbyville, and Randal S. Hanneman (spouse, Ronda), of Fairland, his grandchildren, Randal S. Hanneman, Jr., Derek W. Hanneman, Shelbi R. Hanneman, Christian J. Hanneman, Emily A. Hanneman, and Jacob M. Hanneman; and his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth P. Hanneman. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Bill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He graduated in 1952 from Hemingford High School in Hemingford, Nebraska.  Bill loved to be in his garden.  He also enjoyed auto racing. 

 

Bill was a hard working man that made it his top priority to provide for his family.  Once he became a grandfather, his grandchildren became the center of his world.

 

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations.

 

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

 

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

 

Basil Ralph Steele, 76, of Fairland

Basil Ralph Steele, 76, of Fairland, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at his residence.


Born December 29, 1944 in Versailles Indiana, he was the son of Basil Albert Steel and Gladys Bertha (Webster) Steele.  He married  Charlotte (Bolling) Steele on November 27, 1965 and she survives.


Other survivors include 3 children- daughter Suzanne Norman (husband Richard), sons- Michael Ralph Steele (wife Heather), Steven Steele (wife Erin); 3 brothers- Leigh Steele (wife Cheryl), Glenn Steele (wife Brenda), Norman Steele (wife Ann), sister Sandra Clayton (husband Paul); 12 grandchildren- Jacque, Joey, Heather, Steven, McKenzie, Jessica, Alexia, Patience, William, Caitlyn, Brayden, Madelyn; and several great grandchildren. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Terry Wayne Steele, and sister-in-law  Bobby Jean Steele.

 

Mr. Steele had lived in this area since 1970, after moving from Versailles.  He graduated from Versailles High School in 1963, and was a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, Shelbyville congregation, and the Wheel Horse Tractor Club.  He had been employed as a WEMR Skilled Tradesman at GM Truck & Bus Company in Indianapolis for 30 years, and before that had been employed at the GE Wire Mill for 2 years. 

 

He was a US Navy veteran, serving as a Petty Officer 3rd class, during the Vietnam War.

 

Ralph enjoyed any outdoor activity, could fix or repair anything,  was a car collector and master mechanic. He had no quit in him, and had plenty of grit.  He loved his family and spending time with them.  He was a loyal  husband, 
father, brother, and grandfather.  While home bound he taught himself the art of jewelry making, and created many beautiful pieces of jewelry.

 

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Fairland Cemetery, with Bro. Dwain Winton officiating. 

 

Visitation will be observed from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the cemetery.  

 

Memorial can be made to Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, in care of the funeral home.
 

Ina Ruth (Reynolds) Gosney, age 90

Ina Ruth (Reynolds) Gosney, age 90, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was born in Betsy, Kentucky on August 25, 1931, to Narvel and Doshie (Morrow) Reynolds. She married Albert Franklin Kidd on August 9, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1955. She married Rex Grover Gosney on November 13, 1965, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1998.

Ina Ruth retired from KCL, Shelbyville, in 1996. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and the Stitching Sisters Quilt group. She was very proud of the hundreds of quilts she made over the years, including the military quilts her group made and donated to various veterans. She enjoyed spending time with her large extended family, photography, and researching her family genealogy.

Ina Ruth is survived by daughters Linda Perry and Alvina Terrell (James); stepsons Rex David Gosney and Rickey Gosney; grandchildren Christina Montgomery (Ron), Michael Perry (Kelly) , and Kristin Terrell  (Scott);  great-grandchildren Mariah Rosales (Carlos) and Dominique Cox; and several great-great-grandchildren; and brothers Lucian Reynolds (Violet) and Donald Reynolds (Sue).

Ina Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; children Willard, Iva Jane and Archie Kidd; brothers Owen, Lester “Tom”, Glenn, and Willis Reynolds and sisters Perlie Logsdon, Winnie Shepperd, Radie Pendleton, Velma Smith, Wilma Parmley, and infant Margaret Helen Reynolds.

Visitation will be held at Glenn E George & Son Funeral Home, 437  Amos Road, Shelbyville on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon, followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Van Pelt Cemetery, Waldron, IN.  Pastor Robb Barlow will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Evelyn M. Newbold, 85

Evelyn M. Newbold, 85,  passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021
at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.

 

Born March 13, 1936 in Greenwood, she was the daughter of Raymond
Runshe Sr. and Lucy Lucille (Davis) Runshe. She married Charles Robert
Newbold on December 5, 1955 and he preceded her on July 12, 2010.

 

Survivors include children- Susan Nickles (Robert) of Shelbyville, Ruth Icenogle
(Wilbur) of Shelbyville, Pam Elliott Smith (John) of St. Paul, Michael Newbold 
(Beverly) of Lexington, MO, Patty Gross (Donnie) of Shirley, IN and William R.
Newbold (Donna) of Waldron; 2 brothers- Raymond Runshe Jr. (Evelyn) of Florida,
William Runshe (Joyce) of Shelbyville; sister- Doris Bedell of Shelbyville; 20
grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 2 sisters- Margaret Million,
Edna Itce, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Newbold had lived in this area her entire lifetime and graduated from 
Boggstown High School in 1954.

 

Evelyn was a bookkeeper at Bob's Sunoco & Smith's Standard Gas Station for several years, retiring in 1983, she was  also a homemaker, member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church since 1966 and was a member of Joseph Boggs Historical Society, Blind Veterans Association Auxiliary and Mt. Gilead American Baptist Society. Evelyn loved fishing, quilting, working jigsaw puzzles and watching Jeopardy on TV. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren, and spending time with them.


Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, October 25, 2021 at Mt. Gilead
Baptist Church, 4449 S. Smithland Rd, Shelbyville, with Pastor Bryan
Trotter officiating.

 

Friends may call on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 4:00-8:00pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in care
of the funeral home.
 

Jackie Berlin "Jack" Thurman, 75, of Edinburgh

Jackie Berlin “Jack” Thurman, 75, of Edinburgh passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Richard L. Roudebush, VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 25, 1946 in Somerset, KY to William “Bud” Thurman and Louise (Pickett) Thurman.

  

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  Jack enjoyed working in the barn and getting all set up for his different projects.  He was always staying busy especially with work, whether it be splitting wood or doing lawn care.  He drove a dump truck and a semi for many years.  Although he was a hard worker and could often be found tinkering, his favorite times were spent with his family, especially his grandbabies.

 

He married Betty (Dyer) Thurman on December 25, 1981, and she survives.

 

Jack is also survived by his daughters, Joetta Adams (Craig Robertson); and Shannon Hackworth, his sons, Charles Hackworth (Sheila); Lester Thurman (Kristy); and Robert Thurman (Jennifer); his grandchildren, Brady Hackworth, Kirk Adams (Brandi), Dereck Adams, Kayla Hackworth (Collin Clevenger), Kali Moore, Autumn Weaver (Blake), Jenna Hackworth, and Kylan Hackworth-Callahan; his great-grandson, Jayden Adams, his brothers, Gary Thurman (Gladys); and David “Butch” Thurman (Janet); his sister, JoAnn McIntosh, and his puppy dog, JJ Thurman.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Floyd Hackworth, his grandson, Joshua DeWayne Bailey, and his brothers, Jimmy Thurman, William “Bill” Thurman, and Johnny Thurman.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m, Monday, October 25, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend James Thurman officiating.

 

Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Jack Thurman memorial fund in care of the funeral home or by clicking the donation tab above.

 

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

William F. "Bill" Hanneman, 88, of Fairland

William F. “Bill” Hanneman, 88, of Fairland, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born September 20, 1933 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Frederic Hanneman and Dorothy (Wilson) Hanneman.

 

On April 5, 1953 he married the love of his life, Carolyn Hanneman and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2021, after spending 68 years together.  Bill is survived by his sons, Michael W. Hanneman of Shelbyville, and Randal S. Hanneman (spouse, Ronda), of Fairland, his grandchildren, Randal S. Hanneman, Jr., Derek W. Hanneman, Shelbi R. Hanneman, Christian J. Hanneman, Emily A. Hanneman, and Jacob M. Hanneman; and his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth P. Hanneman. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

 

Bill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  He graduated in 1952 from Hemingford High School in Hemingford, Nebraska.  Bill loved to be in his garden.  He also enjoyed auto racing. 

 

Bill was a hard working man that made it his top priority to provide for his family.  Once he became a grandfather, his grandchildren became the center of his world.

 

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations.

 

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

 

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

Jamie Lea "Jimmy" Campbell, 43, of Greenfield

Jamie Lea “Jimmy” Campbell, age 43, of Greenfield went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 19, 2021.

 

He was born November 3, 1977, in the East End of London, England to Fred and Jacqueline (Reed) Campbell.


Jimmy was a self-employed professional trainer for boxing and MMA. He was an amateur Golden Glove boxing champion turning professional in 2005. Jimmy fought some of the top middleweights in over 25 bouts. He made boxing debuts in arenas as noteworthy as Madison Square Garden, MGM Grand, Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather card and many other venues around the world.


Jimmy “The British Assassin” also trained many aspiring athletes at Gleason’s Gym, New York, Elite and Custom Fit Gym in Evansville, and Bally’s in Indianapolis. He previously owned Campbell’s Corner CrossFit and Boxing in Evansville. Jimmy was bigger than life and enjoyed opportunities that most only dream of.


Jimmy was a man of great faith and shared that passion with everyone he met. He always felt as if God was calling him to reach out to those that were lost and suffering. His relationship with God led him to Crossroads Bible College where he obtained his associates degree in Biblical Counseling in 2021. He used his faith and professional degree to be a case manager and leader for men at Wheeler Mission, Indianapolis. He was at his best and happiest when he was helping others find their way.


Jamie Lea married his soul mate Anna (Messer) Campbell on February 20, 2016, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA. They shared a whirlwind romance not unlike a fairytale. He was Anna’s best friend and knight in shining armor. He loved time spent with his family especially while cooking dinner and dancing to his favorite songs in the kitchen. They shared the passion of “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”.


He is survived by his wife Anna; children, Jamie L. Campbell, Jr., Juliette Isla Campbell, Jaren Childers, Austin Garard, and Adam Garard; father, Fred Campbell; grandmother, Joan “Nan” Cornish; siblings, Katie Campbell, Ben Raybold (Bussey), Ashley Bussey, James Bussey, Giverny Bussey, and Daisy Bussey; the mother of his children, Jen Childers; and dear friend Michael Dominguez of New York; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends around the world. If you were blessed to know Jimmy, it is safe to say you will never forget him. Jimmy is preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline, and his Granddad.


Friends may call 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday, October 25, 2021, at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield, Indiana, 46140.

 

Funeral service to follow at 5:00 pm with Pastor Marcus Schrader, a dear friend of Jimmy’s officiating.


Jimmy touched so many lives and impacted our world in so many positive ways, please share your memories and stories with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.


Memorial contributions may be made to assist his young family with funeral expenses by calling the funeral home at 317.462.5536 or by clicking the donate button on Jimmy’s obituary page

 

Charles L. "Larry" Weintraut, 79

Charles L. "Larry" Weintraut, 79, passed away October 19, 2021 at OUR Hospice

Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

 

Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery in Decatur Co.

 

No funeral services are planned at this time.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Teresa J. Davis, 66, of Edinburgh

Teresa J. Davis, 66, of Edinburgh, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at

her residence.

 

Born December 14, 1954 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Robert Wagner Sr. and Jean (Tramte) Wagner.  She married James A. Davis on December 21, 2001 and he survives. 

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Jeremy Wagner of Brownsburg, Brandon Davis (wife Erika) of Shelbyville, daughter Jennifer Wagner Gugel (husband Mark) of Fishers; 2 brothers- Kevin Wagner (wife Michelle) of Florida, Robert Wagner Jr. (wife Julie) of Florida; 8 grandchildren- Meghin, Stormie, Parker, Edyson, Annie, Jackson, Kaitlin, and Brant. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson Conner Davis. 

 

Mrs. Davis was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Triton Central High School in 1973.  She had been employed as a machinist in her family business, Dependable Machine of Indianapolis, for many years.

 

Teresa enjoyed sewing and gardening, camping, riding four wheelers, and spending time outdoors.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery in Decatur County.  Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Roger K. White, 74, of Shelbyville

Roger K. White, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 

his residence.

 

Born September 10, 1947 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Carroll White and

Helen (Alexander) White.  He married Pam (Stedman) White in 1988, and she

preceded him in 2008. 

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Carol Kelsheimer of Terre Haute, Shana Wolfey 

of Shelbyville, son Richard Skillman of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren- Jaymi, Angela,

and Matthew.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his spouse.

 

Mr. White was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High

School in 1965.  He had been a production worker at Allison Transmission of Indianapolis, retiring after 25 years of service and a member of the Shelbyville Police Dept. for several years.

 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Post #70, United Auto Worker's Local, and was a brother-of-arms with the American Legion Memorial team. 

 

He was a US Navy Vietnam veteran, serving on the USS Enterprise and a Scuba Diver in the US Navy.

 

Roger loved fishing, and was a practical joker.  He enjoyed watching old TV movies, NASCAR,  and was an Indianapolis Colts fan.  He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeal Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, where a military service will be conducted. 

 

Friends may call on Monday morning from  10:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Roger K. White Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

Linda Davis, 68, of Shelbyville

Linda Davis, 68, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born June 13, 1953 in Glasgow, KY to Charles T. Smith and Hazel (Bryant) Smith.

 

Linda was an LPN.  She enjoyed going to church when her health allowed her.  She loved taking pictures and putting together scrapbooks.  She also enjoyed watching crime dramas.  Linda was an avid animal lover, especially her personal pets, Sophie, Ginger, and Bella.  She was a bargain shopper and loved going to Goodwill to shop around.  Her most precious times were spent with her grandbabies and family.

 

She married Rickey H. Davis on March 21, 1975, and he survives.  She is also survived by her sons, Steven Hamner (Tim Grino), and John Hamner (Amy), her daughters, Michelle Roser (Ryan), Patricia Aldrich (Tim), and Stacey Crover (Mikael), her grandchildren, Ross Montgomery, Mikyla Montgomery, Toby Hamner, Nicholas Hamner, Madysen Pankey Cheyeanna Aldrich, Aleah Aldrich, Amber Hoots, Kayleb Hoots, and Elizabeth Crover, her great-grandchildren, Journey, Tegan, Ametyi, Crimson, Evelyn, Damion, Ryet,  Zarya, and Marcello, her brother, Tom Smith (Sherry), her sister, Barbara Smith, her brothers, Chester Smith (Liz), and Richard Smith (Bev).

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Bobby Smith, and her mother-in-law, Marlene Skinner.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, October 22, 2021 at Sego Funeral Home, 114 W. South Street, Munfordville, KY.

 

Burial will be in Concord Cemetery with Reverend Phillip Knight officiating.

 

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

  

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

Frances (Banks) Kuechler, 76, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Fairland

Frances (Banks) Kuechler, 76, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Fairland, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at her residence.

She was born January 27, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Carl and Betty Jane (Clem) Banks Sr. On June 30, 1963, she married George R. Kuechler Jr. and he preceded her in death on June 2, 2007.

Frances is survived by her sons George R. Kuechler III and wife, Sheila, of Hebron, KY, Clayton Kuechler and wife, Cindy, of South Bend, IN, Joshua Kuechler and wife, Elizabeth, of Monroe, GA, and daughter Tina and Husband Chris Keel of Shelbyville, IN; brothers, Troy Banks, George Banks, Willie Banks, and Billy Banks; and sisters: Evelyn Smith, Minnie Grizzell, Alma Baker, and Debbie Kaster; grandchildren, Carol Kuechler, George R. Kuechler IV, Rodesha Wildrick, Clayton Kuechler Jr., Jesse Kuechler, Roy Walker, Kenneth Ehrenberg III, Ryker Kuechler, Joshua Kuechler Jr., Vanessa Kuechler; and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to George, Frances was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Betty Banks; brother Carl Banks Jr.; and sister Dovie Jackson.

Frances attended Laurel High School in Laurel, IN. She attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Athens, GA.

Frances formerly worked at PK USA in Shelbyville where she retired from in 2008. After a short break, she spent the next 5 plus years working at Meijer in Greenwood, IN where she enjoyed decorating cakes until ultimately retiring for good.

She loved caring for and creating cherished memories with her family and friends. She was an avid gardener with a passion for beautiful flowers, she loved working outside in the yard, enjoyed baking, and reading the Bible. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, IN.

Funeral services will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church via their website https://HolyCrossAthens.com.

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

Joe Allen Stucker, Jr., 59, of Fairland

Joe Allen Stucker, Jr., 59, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021.

He was born April 29, 1962, in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Joe Allen Sr. and Charlene Ann (Fuchs) Stucker. On September 5, 1982, he married Janet Elaine Fisher, and she survives.

In addition to Janet, Joe is survived by his mother of Shelbyville; sons, Daniel Stucker of Chicago, Illinois, and Bryan Stucker and wife, Krista, of Fairland; daughter, Jessica Jo Pile and husband, Chris, of Shelbyville; sister, Susan Foizey and husband, Richard “Terry,” of St. Peters, Missouri; grandchildren, Kenedie, Keagan, Madison, Grayson, Cora Jo, and Mia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother.

Joe graduated in 1980 from Triton Central High School.

As a child, he attended the Fairland United Methodist Church.

He retired as a welder, working at Service Engineering and D&V Precision. He was an active firefighter for Fairland Volunteer Fire Department since 1985, where he had served as chief, and held other offices.

Joe was a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, for over 35 years.

He enjoyed attending truck pulls and boating and camping at the family’s summer home on the Ohio River.

Joe loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Services will be announced by Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairland Volunteer Fire Department.

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

Allan Ray Springer, 67, of Shelbyville

Allan Ray Springer, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born November 16, 1953, in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Keith and Ida (Adolphson) Springer. On April 10, 1976, he married his wife of 45 years, Lori Kay Roberts, and she survives.

In addition to Lori, Allan is survived by his daughters, Amanda Bishop and husband, Ernie, and Angela Rogers and husband, James, both of Shelbyville; son, Joel Springer and wife, Jessica, of Shelbyville; brothers, Tom Springer and wife, Leia, of Pekin, Illinois, and Roger Springer and wife, Connie, of Farmington, Illinois; grandchildren, Ashly McGlasson and husband, Mike, Rachel Justus and husband, Brian, Dakota Bishop, Kyle Huseman, Makayla Huseman, Joshua Huseman, Hope Springer, Grace Springer and Faith Springer; great-grandchildren, Killian McGlasson, Rigsdon McGlasson and Ezra Justus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Brian Springer.

Allan graduated in 1971 from Avon High School in Avon, Illinois, and received his Doctorate in Theology from World Harvest Bible College in South Bend.

He was the creator and director of Invicta Bible College in Kokomo. Allan was the pastor of Christian Life Centre for the past 28 years, and retired on October 8, 2021, from Shelby Central School IT department.

Allan was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during the Vietnam Era.

He was a member of the World Harvest Ministers Network.

Allan enjoyed home projects, working with his tractor “Ebb” and tinkering in the barn.

Services will be announced by Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Life Centre.

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

Dan Gene Waltz, 72, from Shelbyville

Seventy two years ago Dan Gene Waltz from Shelbyville, Indiana came into this world to his amazing parents, Martha Waltz (Pope) and John Walter Waltz.

 

For the last 30 years, Dan lived in Houston, Texas, soaking in the warmth of the sun. Dan is survived by his beloved son, John Waltz II, and four grandchildren, Trey (John Walter Waltz III), Jacob, Mattie, and Jonah Waltz, of whom he was incredibly proud. Dan is also survived by his brother Bryan Waltz and preceded in death by brother Keith Waltz.

 

Dan graduated from Ball State with a BA and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was often known to talk about the fraternity brotherhood and the everlasting bond between men.

 

Dan went on to receive his masters from Xavier University, and graduated at the top of his class. His talents allowed him to travel the world, and served as a setting in many of his well-known stories.

 

With all his success, he cherished his final occupation where he was able to work alongside his son at Forward Edge. 

 

Funeral services will be held at Glenn E George & Son Funeral home at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 20, with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

John 10:27-29  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Jessica Hernandez, 44, of Shelbyville

Jessica Hernandez, 44, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at IU Health Methodist Hospital

 

She was born May 30, 1977 in Indianapolis to Lawrence W. Strosnider and Deborah A. (Harman) Strosnider. 

 

Jessica was a CNA.  As a child she was baptized into St. Vincent Catholic Church.  She loved to color and travel.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by her son, Joseph Fortney, daughter, Lacona Fortney, son, Brandon Catt, daughter, Katelynn Catt, grandchildren, Natalie, Emma, Achilles, Leia, Carter, Noah, Yoselin, Ayden, and Sophia, her brother Devin Strosnider, and sisters, Jolean Hernandez, Deidra Crafton, and Amy Crafton.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, Barbara and Jack Lawrence, her aunt, Carolyn Bogeman, and Uncle, Thomas Bogeman.

  

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Briley Center with Pastor Seth Taylor officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Jessica Hernandez memorial fund in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

 

Edna M. Harpring, 84, of Shelbyville

Edna M. Harpring, 84, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

She was born in Ripley County, Indiana on February 8, 1937, daughter of Elmer L. and Rosalia M. Eckstein Lambert. Her aunt Frances E. Lambert helped raise her following her mother’s passing. Edna graduated from Sunman High School. On May 12, 1956, she was married to Paul B. Harpring in St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Sunman. After having moved to Shelbyville in 1960, Edna spent several years working in a business office for petroleum product distributors.

She enjoyed a number of hobbies including sewing and crafting. Husband Paul often lent his woodworking skills to her many handmade crafts. Each year at Christmas, she would gift her grandchildren with her crafts and tree ornaments. Edna was a competitive card player and relished the thrill of beating Paul, and most everyone, in Euchre. Many Thursday nights were spent playing bingo at the Knights of Columbus.

Her Catholic faith was strong and deeply rooted. She believed in the power of praying the Rosary daily.

Edna is survived by daughters, Marlene (Charles) Hague of Waldron, and Diane (Gregg) Erickson of

Shelbyville; grandsons, Brandon Hague of Carmel, Justin (Diana) Hague of Connersville, Kyle (Megan) Erickson, Moorsville; granddaughter Katie (Scott) Flynn, of Shelbyville; great-grandsons, Jacob Coffey of Westport and Seth Coffey of Connersville, and great-granddaughter, Harper Hague of Connersville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse of 59 years, and son, Ronald P. Harpring.

We know Edna has rejoined their company with a joyful heart.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church located at 125 E Broadway, Shelbyville.  A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM.  Following visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00AM with Father Mike Keucher officiating.  Burial will be at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens, Shelbyville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176; or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mrs. Harpring.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.murphyparks.com

Frank Russell Sr., 84

Frank Russell Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Francis

Hospital in Greenwood, Indiana on October 12th, 2021 at 84 years of age.

 

Frank was born on September 11th, 1937 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to parents

Elijah and Monnie (Carpenter) Russell. Frank was the oldest of six children

growing up in Cabin Creek, West Virginia.

 

Frank was an active duty member of the United States Navy from 1956-1958 and an inactive member from 1959-1962.

 

After exiting the Navy he did construction work and various automotive work.

He married Lois (Butcher) Russell on October 22nd, 1994 in Boggstown, Indiana

and she preceded him in death. Frank was a member of the American Legion for

several years. Frank loved to enjoy life and live it to the fullest, and had many hobbies over his 84 years.

 

He loved to write and perform music. He loved playing his guitar for anyone who would listen. In his younger days Frank enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends.

 

Over his life he so much enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.

In his later years he enjoyed watching westerns and listening to classic country music.

 

Frank is survived by his siblings: 3 sisters, Dorothy (Steven) Cockerham of Shelbyville; Wanda Woods of Cabin Creek, West Virginia; Jaennette Russell of Hamilton, Ohio; and  brother Glen (Susan) Russell of Cabin Creek, West Virginia. He is also survived by his children: daughter Tina Harmon of Boggstown; daughter Amy (Larry)McDowell of St. Paul; daughter Anna (Russell) Moore of Frankfort; son Frank Russell Jr. of Shelbyville; son Sam (Colleen) Russell of Chesterton; daughter Linda (Junior) Smith of Cloverdale and daughter Diane Garrett of Fairland. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

 

Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Lois (Butcher) Russell; his parents Elijah and Monnie (Carpenter) Russell; his siblings; sister Carol (Larry) Gaye and brother Kenneth (Linda) Russell; sons Johnny Russell and Steven Schoolcraft; and grandsons Mikey Smith and  Timothy Wetter.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, October 22, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.

 

A military graveside service will follow at Boggstown Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Jacqueline L. (Adams) Prange, 68, of Greenfield

Jacqueline L. (Adams) Prange, age 68 of Greenfield passed away October 10, 2021, at IU Methodist Hospital. She was born July 23, 1953, in Tennessee to the late Casey J. and Mary A. (Stanley) Adams.
Jackie was a member of the Greenfield VFW and prior to her retirement she was a retail manager for Phar-Mor.
Jackie is survived by her children, Hope Adams and Jeremy Prange; grandchildren, Mariah, Tasha (Brad), Taylor, Jackson, Maycie, Dylan, Cam, Luke, Ashlynn; sisters, Tonya Baker, Sylvia Settles, Marsha Powell, Becky Jones, and Phyllis Tanner; and 2 great grandchildren Aliyah, and Delilah.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar; siblings, Debbie Skaggs, Royce McPherson, Sue Crabtree, Trina Sweezy, Pat Hendren, Perky McPherson, Ricky McPherson and Terry McPherson.
Calling will be 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stillinger Family Funeral Home or by pressing the donate button on Jackie’s tribute page at www.stillingerfamily.com.

James Edward Lindsey, 58

James Edward Lindsey, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 9, 2021, while attending a hobby show he dearly treasured.

 

James was born on November 22, 1962, in Cincinnati, OH, to Arthur and Allie (Myrtle-Baker) Lindsey. He entered the U.S. Army in 1981 as an ultimatum for getting into a bit of trouble as a young man, protecting his sister. After serving for a few months, he met and fell in love with a young lady whom he would marry shortly thereafter, Miyong Sung. They wed on October 8, 1982.

As the U.S. Army structured James with daily discipline, respect, communication, and authority, he decided to make a career out of serving his country. While serving a total of 21 years, James was housed not only in the U.S., but Italy, South Korea, and Germany. He served in combat zones such as Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Mogadishu Somalia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the following schools: Army Sniper, Airborne, Army Sapper, and Combat Engineer. He received Accommodations as the Bronze Star with V-Device and the Meritorious Service Medal. After retirement in September 2001, his highest rank was Master Sergeant. James considered his enlistment and career in the Army as humble and simple, always paying more respect to those who perished. He never bragged about his duties nor positions, but simply acknowledged his participation. TAPS was always sentimental to him. While in the U.S. Army, James took advantage of furthering his education by receiving his associates degree from the University of Maryland as well as his bachelor of science degree from the same University.

Away from his military career, James was family-oriented, generous, loving, caring, funny, down to Earth, yet stubborn. He wished success upon everyone he encountered. He was loyal to all his friends. He loved watching war-time movies, reading books, collecting and watching Godzilla, listening to 80s hair band’s music, attending gun shows, and restoring classic cars as well as classic guns. He was a member of the Greenfield American Legion. His big heart, joking persona, and educational demeanor will forever be missed. James also worked as a buyer and logistics specialist with Kroger’s for 20 years in their bakery department.

James just celebrated his 39th anniversary with the love of his life, Miyong Lindsey. She survives, as does their son, James Steven Lindsey and his wife Cynthia Lippitz; 2 cats: Tom-Tom and Marie; and 4 siblings: Arthur Lindsey, Kathy (John) Taylor, Johnny (Ronna) Lindsey, and Angela (Tony) Rose.

James was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kelly Hobbs.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 18, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the service immediately following, also at the funeral home.

 

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

Terry Ann Tucker, 63, of Shelbyville

Terry Ann Tucker, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday October 9, 2021 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenfield.

 

Born November 30, 1957 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Lewis Rexford "Rex" Avery and Norma Elaine (Nail) Avery.  She married Wayne A. Tucker on June 16, 1979 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include a son Derek A. Tucker (wife Kristi) of Indianapolis, a daughter Dana M. Ball (husband Dustin) of North Vernon; brother Gary Avery (wife Linda) of Shelbyville, sister Christine Lohrum (husband Les) of Versailles; a nephew Jared Avery (wife Natalie) of Florida; and 3 grandchildren-  Peyton Ball, Paige Ball, and Lily Tucker. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and niece Skyler Avery.

 

Mrs. Tucker was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from North Decatur High School in 1976.

 

She had been employed as pharmacy dept. manager at Walmart for 35 years, retiring in 2020.  She was a member of St. Paul Christian Church.

 

Terry enjoyed playing bingo and cards, traveling, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends.  Her life revolved around her family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Saturday October 16, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bill Horner officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Friday evening, October 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Doris J. Drake, 95, of Franklin, former Shelby County resident

Doris J. Drake, 95, of Franklin, former Shelby County resident, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

 

Born March 17, 1926 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Samuel G. McVey and Florence M. (Pereira) McVey.  She married John N. Drake on March 20, 1955 and he preceded her on July 26, 1992.

 

Survivors include 4 sons- David Drake (wife Amelia) of Hendersonville North Carolina, John Drake (wife Cathy) of Westfield, Tim Drake (wife Melissa) of Shelbyville, Terry Drake (wife Linda) of Rushville, one daughter- Lisa Burton (husband Mike) of Flat Rock; daughter-in-law Diana Drake of Arizona; brother Don McVey (wife Millie) of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren, and several great and
great great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a son Jim Drake,
daughter Karen Wheeler, stepson Dick Drake, and brother Howard McVey.

 

Mrs. Drake was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1944.

 

She had been a pharmacy assistant at Walmart for 13  1/2  years, retiring in 2010.  She had earlier been a Title 1 reading tutor for 22 years with Rush County Schools.  She was a member of Crossroad  Community Church, and a 50 year member of First Baptist Church.  She was also a 50 year member of Norristown Eastern Star, a member of Manilla Town & Country Home Economics Club since 1963, and volunteered at the Major Heart Center for several years.

 

Doris loved to sing in church choirs and cantatas, cooking, and spending time with her family.  Many families enjoyed her Christmas cookies she would bake and deliver every year, especially for them.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Mick Saunders officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, at a later date.

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, October 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the funeral home.

 

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

Larry Gene Theobald, 74, of Shelbyville

Larry Gene Theobald, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born August 9, 1947, in Indianapolis, the son of R. Eugene “Gene” and Louise M. (Arnold) Theobald. On April 3, 1981, he married his wife of 40 years, Sue Ann Cowen, and she survives.

In addition to Sue, Larry is survived by his daughter, Victoria Theobald of Shelbyville; sister, Barbara Walton of Shelbyville; grandson, Sidney Edward; and nephews, Chuck Walton and wife, Anita and Bobby Walton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Hubert Lawrence Theobald; and brother-in-law, Stanley Walton.

Larry graduated in 1965 from Manilla High School.

He was a member of the former Homer Christian Church.

Larry and his father formerly owned and operated Kelley Wiring, retiring in 1998.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam Era.

Larry enjoyed going camping and fishing, and mowing his yard.

He loved his family and cherished the time he spent creating memories with them.

Larry also leaves behind his dog, Captain.

A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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

Bernice Marie Nigh, 65, of Manilla

Bernice Marie Nigh, 65, of Manilla, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at her home.

She was born April 8, 1956, in Reader, West Virginia, the daughter of Robert and Violet (Bland) Starkey. On February 27, 2002, she married Harlan Lowell Nigh, and he survives.

In addition to Harlan, Bernice is survived by her daughters, Pauline Hayes and husband, Gary, of Reader, Cindy Howell of Pine Grove, West Virginia, and Shannon Nigh of Greensburg; son, Brian “Keith” Haught of Reader; grandchildren, D.J. Hayes and wife, Alex, Madison Howell, Jaydon Howell and Spencer Nigh; and great-grandchildren, Jayce Hayes and Gage Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bernice was a member of the Lighthouse of Mercy Church in Indianapolis.

She formerly worked in the bakery and deli at Kroger, and for various cleaning companies, including Busy B’s.

Bernice enjoyed making quilts, going camping and working in her yard and gardens.

She also leaves behind her dogs, Dora, Minnie, Clyde and Axel.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Major Hospital Partners to help with Bernice’s medical expenses.

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

 

 

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