Obituaries

Reberta Ann Harritt, 71, of Fairland

Reberta Ann Harritt, 71, of Fairland, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born at the US Naval Base in Corpus Christi, TX on May 29, 1949.  She was the daughter of James E. Roth and Vida (Hammer) Roth. 

 

She graduated in 1967 from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, in Louisville, KY.

 

Reberta retired after 28 years of service from Jenn-Air.  Her hobbies included painting, and doing crafts.  She enjoyed shopping and going down every single isle in the store.  She loved being at the beach and her trips to Anna Marie Island in Florida.  Her favorite times were spent making memories with her family.

 

She married her husband of 40 years, Tommy E. Harritt on September 20, 1980, and he survives.

 

She is also survived by her daughters, Carrie Macklin (Chris) of Shelbyville and Stephanie Ford (John) of Tompkinsville, KY., her grandchildren, Ashley Hunt (Autumn); Kiersten Macklin (Joseph Wilhoit); Mackenzie Hunt (Charles Burchfield); Carson Macklin; Journey Ford; and John Lukas Ford; her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Burchfield, Kora Burchfield, Scarlytte Burchfield, and Baby Hunt coming soon; her sisters, Rebecca Ford (John) of Tompkinsville, KY; her brother, Ronald Roth of Nashville, TN., and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, JR Roth.

 

Visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P O Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

Sherry Marie Martin Marks, 69, of Shelbyville

Sherry Marie Martin Marks, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away on November 20, 2020. Born in 1951, she was the daughter of June and Loren Martin, Jr. 

 

She was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and worked at Kroger for many years. She enjoyed Bingo, soap operas, cats,  collecting M & M's and Coca Cola memorabilia.

 

She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Sherry is survived by her husband, David Marks;  sons: Todd (Kimberly) and Michael (Jenny) Marks; mother, June Martin; sisters Sheila Myers and Toni Dobbins; and  grandchildren: Sydney, Emme, and Devon Marks. She was preceded in death by her father, Loren Martin, Jr;  granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Marks, and grandparents, Gilbert Pate, Sr. and Odessa Pate. 

 

Sherry was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be terribly missed.

 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, at 12:00 noon with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.

 

Friends may call that morning from 10:00 am until time of service.

 

Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery. 

 

Sherry has requested that everyone in attendance wear casual attire.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Stacie Dixon, 43, of Shelbyville

Stacie Dixon, 43, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born February 16, 1977 in Rushville to Randall Raider and the late Sheila (Followell) Thompson.

  

She married Danny Dixon on May 24, 2017 and he survives.  She is also survived by her father, her son, Zane Followell, her daughters, Tabatha Raider-Gurley and Leeann Campbell, and her sisters, Angel Gabbard and Katie Thomas, and her maternal grandmother, Mildred Followell, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Stacie was a homemaker.  She enjoyed living life to the fullest.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services to help the family with funeral expenses.

 

Online contributions may be made via http://www.murphyparks.com/payments.

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

CW4 (Ret) Thomas Lester Flinn, 82, of Shelbyville

CW4 (Ret)Thomas Lester Flinn, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020

at his residence.

 

He was born September 3, 1938 in Miami, Florida, the son of Clarence L. Flinn and Pauline

(Breedlove).  He married Judith Ann (Oliver) Flinn on August 29, 1958 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his son, Michael L. Flinn (wife Kathy Bruns) of Greensburg; two

grandchildren; one brother and one sister.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He was a veteran, and military technician with the Indiana Army National Guard for 41 years,

retiring on September 3, 1998.

 

He was a member of the First Christian Church, life member of the American Legion, Fraternal

Order of Eagle FOE #766 of Shelbyville, and a life member of the National Guard Association

of Indiana, National Guard Association of the United States, and the Association of the 38th

Infantry Division. He was a volunteer at Major Health Partners for over 15 years.

 

Tom enjoyed gardening, playing golf, camping at Old Mill Run Park, fishing, and euchre.  He

was an avid Indianapolis Colt's fan.  When Tom retired he served on the Berwick Condo Association

as president and treasurer from 1998-2008.

 

A private family graveside service will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2020  at Forest Hill Cemetery

with Pastor Beth Crouch officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by a local veterans group.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to First Christian Church, 118 West Broadway, in care

of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Richard E. "Dick" Thomas, 94, of Shelbyville

Richard E. "Dick" Thomas, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday,

November 18, 2020 at Heritage House.

 

Born May 9, 1926 in Richmond Indiana, he was the son of Kenneth and

Wanda (Bunch) Thomas.  He married Modine (Meadows) Thomas on 

August 12, 1949 and she preceded him on December 17, 2014.

 

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including niece Jill Camp

(husband John) of Shelbyville, and great nephew Branden Camp (wife

Teresa) of Indianapolis.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his

spouse, and 2 sisters- Marilyn Beyer, and Wyvona Chappelow.

 

Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Waldron

High School in 1944.  He had been employed as a purchasing agent with

KCL Corporation for 46 years, retiring in 1991.  He was a member of Waldron

Masonic Lodge #217, Scottish Rite, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Elks Club.

 

Dick enjoyed golfing, bowling, vacationing, wintering in Florida, and watching

sports on TV.

 

Graveside services will be 10:00 am on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Forest 

Hill Cemetery, with Branden Camp officiating.  No visiting hours will be observed.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Nelson A. Taylor, 62, of Indianapolis

Nelson A. Taylor, 62, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday,

November 18, 2020 at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital.

 

Born February 24, 1958 in Shelby County, he was the son of L. Albert

Taylor & Mary Ann (Carter) Taylor. He married Leta (Freeman) Taylor

on April 15, 2000 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include daughter Elaina Taylor of Westport; brother Tony Carter;

Aunt Martha Sanders of Florida; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his

parents & brother Frank Carter.

 

Mr. Taylor was a resident of Indianapolis for 22 years, after moving from Shelby County, and graduated from Waldron

High School in 1978. Nelson attended Geist Chapel in Indianapolis and was a member of

National Model Railroad Association & Plastic Modelers Association. He was retired and 

was also in the US Army Reserve. Nelson enjoyed fishing, tinkering, and building HO Model

electric PennCentral trains, and was a handyman that could fix anything that needed repair.

He was an avid motor sports fan.

 

Funeral services will be, 2:00 pm, Friday, November 20, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son 

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Luis Llerena  officating. Burial will be in Bennett

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Sarah (Meek) Sprowl, age 94 of Greenfield

Sarah (Meek) Sprowl, age 94 of Greenfield passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, November 16, 2020. She was born June 12, 1926 to the Late D. Herbert and Clara V. (Taylor) Meek.

Sarah was a 1944 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She worked as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell where she met her future husband, Philip H. Sprowl. Together they enjoyed 70 years of marriage prior to his death in August 2020. She also worked in the catalog department of Sears and Roebuck for many years.

Sarah was active in the PTA during her children’s school years and served as president. She was a member of Tri Kappa and active in several community affairs. Sarah was a Stephen Minister as well as one of the first hospice volunteers where many will remember her as a vigilant pray warrior. She attended Cross of Grace Lutheran Church where she enjoyed worshipping with her family.

She is survived by her children, Philip E. (Cindy) Sprowl, John (Susan) Parrish-Sprowl, Jacqueline Sprowl, and David P. (Deborah) Sprowl; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Sarah is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip H. Sprowl and sister, Virginia Osborne.

Due to COVID restrictions and in keeping with the wishes of Sarah’s family there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Funeral service will be live streamed from Cross of Grace Lutheran Church at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 21, 2020. To watch the live stream please go to www.crossofgrace.org and click on the Sarah Sprowl funeral tab.

John Thomas Barlow, 80, of Boggstown

John Thomas Barlow, 80, of Boggstown passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

 

He was born February 21, 1940, in Lawrenceburg, the son of Leonard and LaVern (Bishop) Barlow. On April 2, 1993, he married his wife of 27 years, Virginia J. “Jinny” Bass.

 

In addition to Jinny, John is survived by his children, Julie Dagle and husband, William, of Keller, Texas, Jennifer Kaczor and husband, Adrian, of Delray Beach, Florida, George Michael Alley and wife, Jean, of Oxford, and Diana Hughes and husband, Dan, of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren, Lauren Kavanaugh, Isabella Kaczor, Harrison Dagle, Ethan Dagle, Callan Hughes and Maddie Hughes; brothers-in-law, Glenn V. Bass and wife, Pam, and James Edgar “Jeb” Bass, and wife, Lynn, both of Fairland; and five nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

John graduated in 1958 from Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

John formerly worked for Husman, Frito Lay and Pepperidge Farm, as a vendor. In later life, he was also a farmer.

 

He enjoyed traveling to Florida.

 

John was very proud of restoring his 1937 Chevy from a dragster to a show car.

 

Private family services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Due to COVID-19, friends and family are invited to attend virtually at https://www.facebook.com/freemanfamilyfuneralhomes on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11 a.m.

 

Interment will follow at Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hagee Ministries, PO Box 1400, San Antonio, Texas, 78295 or Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

 

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

Angela J. Hendricks, 47, of Shelbyville

Angela J. Hendricks, 47, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born January 28, 1973 in Huntington, WV to David L. Rose and Shelba J. (Miller) Rose.

  

Angela attended Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg.  She enjoyed watching movies and listening to music.  Angela was a homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother. 

 

Although her health would limit her getting out, she always enjoyed the times that she was able to be out and active.  Her most cherished times were spent with her family and close friends.

 

Angela is survived by her daughter, Savannah Hendricks, (husband, Daniel Sparaco); her brother David H. Rose; her granddaughter, Linda L. Sparaco, all of Greensburg; and several aunts and uncles.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant brother, and her uncle, Billy Rose.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Lois Mary Magee, 88

Lois Mary Magee, 88, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Greenfield, Indiana. She was born October 6, 1932 to Cora Becker and Albert Belter. She was married to Maynard White until his passing. She then married Robert Magee on February 8, 1982.

Lois worked as the Business Manager at Hancock Regional Hospital for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering at the hospital and at the Hope House. She loved reading, puzzles, camping, and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Beth Howell; grandson, Joshua White; great grandchildren, Haylie Pate and Zacharie Pate, and great great-granddaughter, Ava Pate.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Maynard White; son, Mark White, and her granddaughter, Lori Howell.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Larry Joseph Gillespie "Joe", 76

Larry Joseph Gillespie "Joe", 76, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at his current residence.

 

Joe and his wife, Sherrie were longtime residents of Clermont, Fl and Anderson, IN.
 

He was born September 2, 1944 in Anderson, IN to Edward Gillespie and Olive (Goodyear) Gillespie.

 

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Sherrie L. Gillespie, his daughters, Lisa (husband, Rick) Wood of St. George, SC; Lori (husband, Jeff) Remington of Chesterfield; and Linda (husband, Tom) Milton of Greenwood; his son, David Gillespie of Anderson; his step-sons, Robert (wife, Kimberly) Trowbridge of Indianapolis; and Timothy Trowbridge of Acton; his sisters, Virginia (husband, Don) Gaultney of Anderson, and Margaret Mayles of Arizona; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
 

Joe retired from GM with over 25 years of service and from Disney World after 10 years of service all as an accomplished electrician.  He was a member and shop steward of Local 663 Guide of Anderson and IBEW local 606.
 

He was an avid golfer and NASCAR fan.  He enjoyed wood working.  Joe was always willing to help others, and was a friend to many.  He was a beloved Father, Husband, and friend who will be dearly remembered and missed.
 

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


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

 

Lisa Kay Aldridge, 55, of Shelbyville

Lisa Kay Aldridge, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born May 15, 1965, in Indianapolis.  Lisa was the daughter of the late Beverly J. Dalzell.

 

Lisa graduated from Arlington High School in 1983.  She was a line worker at PMC Safe Solutions.

 

She was an avid fan of Def Leppard and an animal lover.  She would want to adopt every animal she came in contact with so it could be taken care of properly.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Kenna.

 

Lisa is survived by her daughter, Chrystal (husband, Joseph) Castle of Greenwood, sons, Brady (wife, Ashley) Aldridge and Zachary Aldridge, all of Shelbyville, her granddaughter, Kenna Webb, her sister, Maria Butler of Indianapolis, and her beloved dog “Samson”.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Uncle James ‘Jim’ Cutler.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

Robert Dale Stansifer, 87

Robert Dale Stansifer, 87, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born July 4, 1933 to Addie Marcella Allen and John Dale Stansifer.

Robert was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Greenfield, and also served in the Navy. He worked as a machinist for Link Belt.

He is survived by his children, Brian Stansifer, Greg (Jan) Stansifer and Kent (Jennifer) Stansifer; five grandchildren, Stephanie Smith, Kennedie Stansifer, Camden Essex, Corey Stansifer and Casey Stansifer; eight great grandchildren, Boston, Beck, Finn, Isla, Dylan, Piper, McKenzie and Keller.

Robert's ashes will be spread with the love of his life's ashes, Gloria Willard Stansifer, in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Carol Ann Richardson, 74, of Shelbyville

Carol Ann Richardson, 74, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was born December 12, 1945, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Robert Earl and Esther Frances (Cox) Lewis.

 

Carol is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Springman of Shelbyville; brother, Gerald L. Lewis of Las Vegas, Nevada; and granddaughters, Linda Johnson and Olivia Springman.

 

She graduated in 1964 from Morristown High School, and attended IBM Business School.

 

Carol was formerly a key punch operator for the State of Indiana.

 

She enjoyed embroidering, plastic canvas crafts and working jigsaw puzzles. Her favorite hobby was surfing the web and watching youtube on her ipad.

 

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

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

 

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

Nancy A. Smoot, 91, of Greenfield

Nancy A. Smoot, 91, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020. She was born March 12, 1929 to Bethel M. Hartzell and Robert E. Taylor. She married Robert H. Smoot on August 6, 1949.

Nancy was a deaconess at the Greenfield Christian Church and was involved in the Women’s Circle at the church. She was also actively involved with Meals on Wheels for many years. She was an avid bowler and liked to paint and swim. Her greatest joy, however, was spending time with her family.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 71 years, Robert; children, Mark (Jerri) Smoot, William (Beverly) Smoot, Duane (Cheryl) Smoot, Beth (Joe) Turpin and James (Denise) Smoot; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Lila (Dave) Young; two grandchildren, Andrew Turpin and Nick Smoot; siblings, Lila, Pat, Robert, Lynn “Taddy”, William “Duke”, Frank and Everett.

Services will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 am at Greenfield Christian Church, 23 N East St, Greenfield, where a Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Pastor Frank Everett will be officiating. Interment in Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, immediately following the service.

All in attendance will be required to wear a mask and social distancing will be practiced.

Larry Wayne Scott, 62, of Lafayette, formerly Shelbyville

Larry Wayne Scott, 62, of Lafayette Indiana, passed away Saturday, Novermber 7, 2020

at Franciscan Health in Lafayette.

 

Born September 27, 1958 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, he was the son of William M. Scott

and Lorene (Eberhart) Scott.

 

Survivors include his fiance Sue Howard of Lafayette; one son Kyle Scott (wife Nicole) of Shelbyville; one sister Senda Oliver (husband John) of Shelbyville; 2 grandsons- Everett & Hudson Scott; 2 nieces- Amy Turner (husband Frank) of Lafayette,  Kimberly Gilles (husband Ryan) of Shelbyvile; 2 great nieces- Katie Turner & Victoria Gilles; nephew  Bobby Turner of Lafayette;  great nephew Bobby Turner; and great great niece Brayleigh Mae Summers.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Tyler, and brother-in-law Robert L. Forrest.

 

Mr. Scott had lived in Lafayette for 2 years, after moving from Shelbyville.  He graduated from

Southwestern High School in 1976, and attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

 

Larry will be greatly missed by his family, his fiance, and his cat Doc.

 

A private family burial will be held at a later date at Miller Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Forrest Merrill "Bud" True, 82, of Flat Rock

Forrest Merrill “Bud” True, 82, of Flat Rock passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at his daughter’s home.

 

He was born August 21, 1938, in Indianapolis, the son of Forest S. and Alverta (Lewis) True. On August 29, 1959, he married his wife of 61 years, Joyce M. Ryan, and she survives.

 

In addition to Joyce, Bud is survived by daughters, Kelli Kappus and husband, Bob, of Indianapolis, Janice Huntsman and husband, Jerry, of Flat Rock, Teresa Lain and husband, Jack of Shelbyville, and Kathleen Krajcir and husband, Stephen, of Indianapolis; son, Jim True of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Leslie Foxlow, Joe Kappus, Anne Marie Kappus, James Huntsman, Susan Runnebohm, Jonathan Huntsman, Erika Huntsman, Beth Lain, Danny Lain, Tony Lain, Kevin Lain, Melissa Anthony, Amanda Jones and Stephen Krajcir; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rex True and Ernest True; and sister, Betty Haymaker.

 

He graduated in 1956 from Southport High School.

 

Bud worked for Culligan Fire Protection, as a sprinkler fitter, from 1961 to 1996. In 1996, he began working at the YMCA Flat Rock River Camp, until retiring in 2001. He enjoyed his life in the country.

He was a member of Local Union No. 669 of the Sprinkler Fitters.

 

Bud was very active in the Waldron Little League from 1974 to 1979.

 

He enjoyed woodworking, Bud made a cradle for each great-grandchild and a rocking chair for each grandchild.

 

Bud also leaves behind his kitty.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 16, 2020, at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Wilma Redd, 56, of Shelbyville

Wilma Redd, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born April 12, 1964 in Shelbyville to Francis W. Redd, Jr. and Sandra (Smith) Redd.

 

She is survived by her companion of 36 years, Teddy Nicholson; her mother, Sandra Redd of Shelbyville; her sisters, Mary Scroggham of Shelbyville, Ruth Phillips of Rushville, and Kathy Roan of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Wilma was a cook at Rushville Consolidated Schools and at worked at Shares, INC.  She enjoyed crocheting and traveling.  Her most precious times were spent with her family.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Joe Smith and Reverend Roy Redd officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

Due to health issues of some family members, masks must be worn at all times.

 

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

Josephine A. "Jody" Olinger, 87, of Fairland

Josephine A. “Jody” Olinger, 87, of Fairland passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

She was born March 19, 1933, in Acton, the daughter of Robert and Hazel Moore. On December 14, 1949, she married Richard L. “Dick” Olinger, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2019.

 

Jody is survived by her sons, Robert L. Olinger of Shelbyville, and Tracy L. Olinger of Fairland; daughter, Terri L. Meal and husband, John, of Fairland; sister, Gwenn Kaster and husband, Carroll, of Fountaintown; eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Dick, Jody was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen L. Kremer; sister, Jane Maze; and brother, Glenn Moore.

 

Jody attended Franklin Township High School and New Life United Methodist Church.

 

She was formerly the manager of the Shelbyville License Branch and had previously worked as a bookkeeper in the Secretary of State office.

 

Jody had previously served as the treasurer of the Shelby County Democrat Central Committee. She had worked on the Shelby County Election Board for 20 years.

 

She was a 50-year member of the Acton and Fairland Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had served as Worthy Matron. Jody was also a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Daughters of the Nile and Order of Amaranth.

 

Jody was also a member of the Shelby County Extension Homemakers.

 

She enjoyed reading and running the roads.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Order of Eastern Star service will begin at noon, followed by the funeral service.

 

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Acton Chapter 173 Order of Eastern Star, 7525 S. Acton Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46259.

 

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

John E. Hungate, 71, of Shelbyville

John E. Hungate, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born March 13, 1949 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Everett L. Hungate and

Thelma L. (Roberts) Hungate.

 

Survivors include one son Andrew Hungate (fiance Cylie Collins) of Shelbyville; 

4 grandchildren- Makaila, Kalob, Whitney, and  Ashtin.  He is also survived by

several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother

Bill Hungate, and a sister Carolyn Johns.

 

Mr. Hungate had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and graduated from Waldron

High School.  He had been a factory worker at PK USA for several years and had

previously been a driver for Air Products for several years.  He also served in the

US Army National Guard.

 

John enjoyed the Indy 500 and car racing, talking politics, visiting with neighbors

and friends, spending time with his grandkids, and helping anyone out the needed

a hand.

 

Services will be at  6:00 pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Glenn E. George

and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Jimmy Hungate officiating.  Friends

may call on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 pm until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby County Coats For Kids, in care of the

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Martha A. Fortner, 92, of Shelbyville, formerly Decatur County

Martha A. Fortner, 92, of Shelbyville, former Decatur County resident, passed away Friday,
November 6, 2020 at Heritage House.


Born June 3, 1928 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Scripture)
Conk.  She married Donald Fortner in 1947 and he preceded her on June 8, 2010.


Survivors include a son Michael Fortner (wife Dee) of Milford, a daughter Marilyn Pickett
(husband Morris) of Shelbyville; 5 grandchildren- Jim Wilkins (wife Reggie), Amy Morning
(husband Randy), Mike Fortner (wife Karrie), Heather Powers (husband Bob), Renee Pickett; and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 2 brothers, 
and one sister.


Mrs. Fortner was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Burney High School
in 1946.  She had been a factory worker for 36 years with GE/Wellman's, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of the Milford Methodist Church and the Red Hat Society.


Martha enjoyed playing Bingo and attending church.  She was an avid Indiana University
basketball fan, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.


Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Glenn E. George 
Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin Street, St. Paul, with Pastor George Mitchell officiating.
Burial will be in Milford Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday
morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service.


Memorial contributions can be made to Shelbyville/Shelby County  Animal Shelter, or
Turning Point Domestic Violence Services of Shelby County, in care of the funeral home.

Barbara J. (Hutton) Mattingly, New Palestine

Barbara J. (Hutton) Mattingly, New Palestine, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 while residing at The Waters of Muncie, in Muncie. Barbara was born in Greenfield to Chester and Marie (Bever) Hutton. She is a Greenfield High School graduate. She also attended dental school in Indianapolis. She was united in marriage with Verne T. Mattingly.

Barbara loved living and working in the Midwest and did not venture far from home for work and enjoyment. Barbara worked 15 years at New Palestine High School as a choreographer for the Majorette and PomPom squads; as a dental assistant for 15 years in Indianapolis; 45 years as a bookkeeper for Mattingly Shell Station in New Palestine; and 23 years on the New Palestine Town Council. She attended New Palestine Christian Church. Her memberships included: Past Member and Past President of Psi Iota Xi Sorority; The Links of New Palestine Golf League; 50 years with Miriam #64; and The Order of the Eastern Star. Besides her love of golf, Barbara also loved to work crossword puzzles.

Barbara is survived by her loving nieces and nephews: Teri (David) Reed, Larry Hutton, Phillip (Fiona) Hutton, Dan (Jamie) Hutton, David Hutton, Judy Hunt, Sharon Junkins, Michelle Morrison, Mike Morrison, Julie Mattingly, and John Mattingly; and great-nieces and great-nephews: Lauren (Damien) Mazur-Hawcroft, Jason (Becci) Hutton, Jaime (Patrick) Early, and Michelle Hutton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verne Mattingly; siblings: twin, Phyllis Settles, Ralph Hutton, and Mike Hutton; and nephews: Scott Hutton and Doug Hutton.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately following. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or New Palestine High School Band. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Alice Elizabeth Cossairt, 93, of Shelbyville

Alice Elizabeth Cossairt, 93, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born February 7, 1927, in Shelby County, the daughter of John and Rose (Cord) Runnebohm. In October of 1946, she married John W. Cossairt, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1994.

 

Alice is survived her daughters, Marjorie Herridge and spouse, William, of Anderson, Anne Cossairt of Indianapolis, and Beth Cossairt and spouse, Jill Hoy, of Bloomington; sons, Will Cossairt and spouse, Diane, of West St. Paul, Minnesota, and Jim Cossairt and spouse, Nancy, of Shelbyville; brothers, Nick Runnebohm and Steve Runnebohm and spouse, Karen, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Margie Long and spouse, Don, of Greenfield, and Janice Crane and spouse, Sam, of St. Paul; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to John, Alice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herb Runnebohm, Bob Runnebohm and Dan Runnebohm; sisters, Mary Hauk and Virginia M. Vrooman.

 

Alice graduated in 1945 from Waldron High School.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society.

 

Alice was a florist for Cossairt Florist for 50 years, retiring in 1990.

 

She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 228 E. Hendricks St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Tammy L. Heller, 54, of Fairland

Tammy L. Heller, 54, of Fairland passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

She was born December 10, 1965, in Irving, New York, the daughter of Henry Ellison and Betty Jane (Solberg) Jones. On July 3, 2007, she married Jeffery Heller, and he survives.

 

In addition to Jeffery, Tammy is survived by her children, Matthew Ryan Heller and wife, Tiffany, of Buffalo, New York, Sara Jane Heller and Ethan Jeffery Heller, both of Fairland, Tabitha Lynn Cox and husband, John, of Greenwood, Michael Anthony Heller and wife, Elizabeth, of Carnesville, Georgia, Jeremy David Heller and wife, Whitney, of Indianapolis, and David Saltares and wife, Waleska, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; sisters, Cindy Smith and husband, Kenny, of Derby, New York, and Sandy Ells and husband, Rick, of Angola, New York; brothers, Scott Jones and wife, Donna, of Rochester, New York, Earl Jones and wife, Deny, of Derby, and Henry Jones of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Noah, Caleb, Sophia, Aneila, Giovanni, Harper and Jayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents.

 

She graduated in 1984 from Lake Shore Central High School in New York.

 

Tammy was a member of Fairland Christian Church.

 

She worked as a cook at Triton Central High School, with over 10 years of service. She also participated in the Good News Club.

 

Tammy enjoyed watching home improvement shows and flipping designs. She also enjoyed playing games on her phone, watching soap operas, and spending time with her family.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Nala and cat, Sassy.

 

Tammy was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Indiana, 11550 N. Meridian St., Suite 115, Carmel, Indiana 46032.

 

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

Mary Ann Wasson, 99, of Shelbyville

Mary Ann Wasson, 99, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

She was born February 27, 1921, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Fred and Margaret H. (Robins) Cossairt. In June of 1940, she married James Herbert Wasson, and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1991.

 

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Judy Mitchell and husband, William, of Shelbyville, and Nancy Merry of Floyds Knobs; grandchildren, Elaine Bennett and husband, Brent, Greg Merry, Mark Mitchell, and Emily Clayton and husband, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Davis Merry, Emma Merry, Parker Bennett, Molly Bennett, Agatha Mitchell, Brynn Rohde, Evynn Rohde and Merynn Clayton.

In addition to James, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Thomas; and son-in-law, David Merry.

 

Mary Ann graduated in 1939 from Shelbyville High School, and studied a floral design course and then working at Cossairt Florist.

 

She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. Mary Ann was a wonderful helpmate to her husband, while he was a lay pastor at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. She would often open her home to others and was known for her hospitality.

 

Mary Ann retired, after 24 years of service in 1984, as head bookkeeper from First Federal Savings and Loan.

 

She enjoyed reading, quilting and sewing.

 

Mary Ann was a shining example, a problem solver and nurturer. She was independent, compassionate, loving and kind. Mary Ann always had a positive outlook on life. She was also a devoted caregiver to her husband during a lengthy illness.

 

She was also a member of Delta Theta Tau.

 

Private graveside services will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. A Celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at a later date.

 

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

 

Mary Ann’s daughters would like to thank the caregivers at Heritage House for the wonderful care she received.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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