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Billy Joe Morning, 67, of Shelbyville

Billy Joe Morning, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022 at Franciscan Hospital.

 

He was born July 18, 1954 in Shelbyville to Ralph E. Morning and Mildred (Poe) Morning.

  

Billy attended Shelbyville High School.  He was a diesel mechanic and worked in construction.

 

Billy enjoyed doing home improvements around his house.  He loved going to auctions, gardening, and being outdoors, especially the times he was fishing.

 

Billy married Sherri (Simmonds) Morning on March 8, 2005, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his son, Dakota “Cody” Simmonds, his daughter, Misty Bealer, his son, Randy Morning, his sister, Brenda Morning, his niece, Jessica Sheppard (fiancé, Mike); his nephews, Jason Sheppard (Annie), and Terry Owens (Gina); several great-nieces and great-nephews, and his beloved dogs, Blondie and Daisy.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Sandy Sheppard, and his brother, Edmond Morning.

 

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mary Christine Turner, 47, of Edinburgh

Mary Christine Turner, 47, of Edinburgh, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

 

She was born February 1, 1974 to Robert Donoghue and Cheri (Hankins) Warrick.

 

Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping on the Market Place website.  She was a very giving lady and gave a helping hand to anyone in need.

 

She married William Turner on October 8, 2021 and he survives. 

 

Mary is also survived by her sons, Michael Farquer of Shelbyville, Craig Turner, and Andrew Turner, daughters, Stacy Turner, and Morgyn Williams, daughter-in-law, Megan Tart, brothers, Terry Warrick, and Robert Donoghue, sisters, Sandra Hobbs, and Tamara Mengedoht, grandchildren, Lylah Williams, and Nova Thompson.

 

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Dwayne Russell officiating.

 

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

 

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

 

Robert O. Taylor, 85, of Waldron

Robert O. Taylor, 85, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born December 23, 1936 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Orville Taylor and

Teresa (Feuerstine) Taylor. He married Nina C. (Holbrook) Taylor on September

5, 1959 and she preceded him on October 4, 2020.

 

Survivors include son Charlie Taylor (Randee) of Shelbyville; brother Meredith

Taylor (Sharon) of Lexington, Indiana; 3 grandchildren- Gregory Taylor (Katie),

Lauren Ebersold (Dakota), & Kristen Taylor; and 1 great-grandchild Lea.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, brother Donnie Taylor and

sister Gwendolyn Howe.

 

Mr. Taylor had lived in this area most of his lifetime but grew up in Hayden, Indiana.

 

He graduated from Hayden High School in 1955 and was a member of Indian

Creek Christian Church, and in previous years he had been a member of Lewis

Creek Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher

for several years. Robert was a purchasing agent for Rexham Corp. in

Edinburgh, and worked in sales for Tasco & Taylor Service for several years.  He

was a 4H leader for several years, and was a US Army veteran.

 

Bob enjoyed riding horses, including trail riding, watching sports on TV, meeting his friends at the Farmhouse Diner, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Monday, May 16, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Eric Denney officiating.

 

Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

A graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion.

Maxwell Steven "Max" Musgrave, 16, of Shelbyville

Maxwell Steven “Max” Musgrave, 16, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born May 24, 2005, in Indianapolis, the son of Jessica Musgrave.

 

Max is survived by his mother, Jessica Musgrave and companion, John Renbarger, of Shelbyville; grandmother, Denise “Nan” Musgrave of Shelbyville; brother, Cooper Leffler of Shelbyville; sister, Erika Renbarger of Shelbyville; aunt, Sarah “Gigi” Lewis and husband, Wade, of Shelbyville; and cousins, Colin Mohr, Connor Mohr and Hannah Mohr.

 

He was preceded in death by his best buddy and grandpa, Steven “Pappy” Musgrave.

 

Max was a junior at Shelbyville High School, where he participated with Synergy for two years. He was studying to be a diesel mechanic at the Blue River Careers Program.

 

He enjoyed music, fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Max loved dogs.

 

Max loved his grandparents and especially enjoyed helping his “Nan”.

 

He was a true friend and was loved by all. Max was the best hugger, had the kindest heart, and was a doting son, brother and cousin.

 

He never left without saying “I Love You”.

 

By being an organ donor, Max helped save the lives of two people.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the Blue River Community Foundation, Max Musgrave Memorial Scholarship Fund, 54 W. Broadway St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

 

 

Ruby Williamson Holzhausen, 89, of Shelbyville

On Monday, May 9, 2022, God took Ruby Williamson Holzhausen, 89, of Shelbyville, into His everlasting arms, while surrounded by her family at home. 

 

She was born June 4,1932 in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Henry and Telphus (Loveless) Williamson. She married Fredrick "Dale" Holzhausen on February 16,1951 and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2020.

 

Survivors include her son, Stephen (Kristy) Holzhausen and daughter, Regina Holzhausen, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Michael (Dana) Holzhausen of Greenfield, Bambi (Jason) Garrison of Shelbyville, Christopher (Ashley) of Columbus and Andrew Holzhausen; great grandchildren, Tristian, Ryleigh, Chloe, Macy, Jake, Colton, Julie, Elle, Parker and Kenny; and great great grandchild, Wrenley. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Holzhausen; brother, Jewel "Red" Williamson and sister, Hazel Reaves.

 

Ruby moved to Shelbyville in 1943. She retired from Reed Construction and previously worked for Kaufman Insurance. She was a wonderful southern cook, loved weekends preparing scrumptious meals and playing games with the family.

 

She was an avid bargain/treasure hunter and always had someone in mind for her bargains/treasures.

 

She had a big heart, willing to help someone in need. She modeled patience, strength, excellent character and integrity throughout her life, leaving a rich legacy for her family. Ruby dearly loved her family and her God. She was a 72 year member of Apostolic Tabernacle.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Apostolic Tabernacle Church, 1500 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, with Pastor Daniel McDonald and Rev. Tim Streeval officiating.

 

Visitation will be at the church Saturday, May 14,2022 from 11a.m. until service time.

 

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Glenn E. George Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
 

James A. "Tad" Hawley, 64, of Flat Rock

James A. "Tad" Hawley, 64, of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Franciscan Health. 

 

Born March 5, 1958 in Beech Grove, he was the son of James B. Hawley and Norma
(Brady) Hawley.  

 

Survivors include his father James B. Hawley and  stepmother Marna (Wilmoth) Hawley of Flat Rock; daughter Melissa Jo Croucher (husband Kevin) of Greensburg, son Justin Hawley (wife Stephanie) of Flat Rock; a sister Tammy "Amora" Scott of Noblesville; 6 grandchildren- Alijah, Cameron, Jenna, Taylor, Brooke ,Quinn; and 4 great grandchildren- Easton, Wilder, Everleigh, and Asher.  He was preceded in death by his mother.

 

Mr. Hawley had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and graduated from Triton Central High School in 1977. He was a self employed entrepreneur for many years. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, and Burney Baptist Church. Tad enjoyed cat fishing, restoring Mopar muscle cars, and attending the Tuesday night Livestock Auction with his grandchildren.  He loved operating his backhoe and excavator, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Steve Bohall officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to: Feed My Starving Children, in care of the funeral home.

 Jerry Clifford Popplewell, 47, of Shelbyville

 Jerry Clifford Popplewell, 47, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday May 9, 2022 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.

 

He was born December 14, 1974 in Albany, Kentucky to Curtis Popplewell and Joyce (Warriner) Popplewell. 

 

Jerry was employed as a Millwright with Local Union No. 1076. Fishing was a huge passion of his in his off time. Jerry’s granddaughter Ellie Mae was the joy of his life. The Indianapolis Colts was his team to watch otherwise he was enjoying a game of poker.

 

Jerry is survived by his sons, Jordan-Michael Jerry (Kayla) Popplewell, Chandler Popplewell, and Korbyn Popplewell, his granddaughter Ellie Mae Popplewell, his sisters, Becki, Rhonda, Sherry, and Julia, his brother, Brad, cousins, Nicholas (Brittani) Stephens, Randy (Kathy) Stephens, his aunts, Linda Popplewell, Wanda Witham, Vertie Morton and uncle, Ralph Warriner Jr.

 

He is preceded in death by his two grandsons, Karter Michael Clifford Popplewell, and Jordan-Michael Jerry Popplewell II, his parents Curtis and Joyce Popplewell, his fraternal grandparents, Cora and Larkin Popplewell and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Reba Warriner.

  

Visitation will be Sunday May, 15, 2022 from 1pm- 4pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4pm, at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Lillian V. (Disney-Gallatin) Hollifield, 84, of Indianapolis

Lillian V. (Disney-Gallatin) Hollifield, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.  

 

She was born to Jess and Ida Mae (Dunn) Disney on June 18, 1937 in Cleveland, TN. Lillian worked for American Uniform and M&M Mars in Cleveland, TN for many years.  

 

In her golden years, she worked in the domestic department and was a greater for Wal-mart in Shelbyville, IN, where her magnetic personality, sincere smile, and caring demeanor radiated to the community.  

 

Later in life, she delighted in caring for and spoiling her first great-grandsons that brought her great happiness.  

 

She was a former member of Valley View Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN; Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy, MI; and First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, IN.  Lillian was also a member of the Rebekahs.  She was an avid gardener, amazing cook, BINGO caller, limousine service owner and operator, though above all she was a woman of great faith and loved her family with all of her heart.

 

Lillian is survived by and was a wonderful mother to her only child, daughter M. Darlene Hollifield Myers of Indianapolis; who blessed her with seven grandchildren, Shannon Myers of Shelbyville, Matt (Missy) Myers of Indianapolis, Michelle (Mike) Hensel of Fountaintown, Heather Myers of Indianapolis, Hannah (Candice) Myers of Zionsville, Kyle Myers of Indianapolis, and Arianna Mullins-Goolsby of Indianapolis; eight great-grandchildren, Landan (Autumn) Burton, Evan Emrich, Ethan Burton, Faith Hensel, Austin Myers, Luke Hensel, Aubrey Spackman, and Lilly Myers; and one great-great-granddaugther, Paisley Burton, and son in law, Tom Myers of Shelbyville; all of whom she never missed an opportunity to dote on.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; previous husband, William A. Gallatin; husband, T. Virgil Hollifield; youngest grandson, Cody Myers; and her dachshund, Sonny.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM.  

 

Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy, MI on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

 

Tressie (Owens) Fife, 85, Greenfield

Tressie (Owens) Fife, 85, Greenfield, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, with family by her side.

 

She was born on October 13, 1936, in Nigh, KY, to the late Kenis and Enzie (Taylor) Owens. She married her love Charles Fife on March 19, 1955.

Tressie worked as a janitor and then as a custodian for IPS for 15 years. She enjoyed yard sales.

She is survived by her loving husband Charles Fife of 67 years; their children, sons: Charles R. Fife and Stanley R. Fife; daughters: Debra Lear, Jo Bokelman (Christopher Childers) and Sharlet (Brian) Gandy; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Tressie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Stewart Fife; and brothers: Cornelius (Bonnie) Owens and Delbert (Eloise) Owens; and sisters: Selma (Hank) Rueff and Sylvia (Elmo) Webb.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, as well as on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 12noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

The funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

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

Michael Ray Stoneking, 70, of Shelbyville

Michael Ray Stoneking, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born January 19, 1952, in Batesville, the son of Merrill and Katherine “Louise” (McKinney) Stoneking. He married Rose Shelle Anderson, and she survives.

In addition to Rose Shelle, Mike is survived by his sons, Jason Stoneking and wife, Becky, of New Palestine, and Merrill Stoneking of Shelbyville; daughters, Michelle Shircliff and husband, Jeromy, of Shelbyville, and Erica Tyler of Indianapolis; sister, Brenda Johnson and husband, Steve, of Austin, Texas; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter; and a son.

Mike graduated in 1970 from Triton Central High School.

He was formerly a member of the Army National Guard.

Mike appreciated all cars, but preferred Chevrolets. He also leaves behind his dog, Camo.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509.

The family requests that masks be worn and no pictures be taken.

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

John William Chesser, 72, of Shelbyville

John William Chesser, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Life’s Journey of Avon.

He was born June 21, 1949, in Shelbyville, the son of Fritz and Julia Kathryn (Kissel) Chesser. On June 19, 1971, he married Linda Read, and she preceded him in death on September 17, 2020.

John is survived by his son, Nicholas Chesser and wife, Dara, of Indianapolis; sister, Kathryn Schmucker and husband, Gregory, of Shelbyville; brother, Kerry Chesser of Kailua, Hawaii; grandchildren, Jaeden Chesser, Adriana Chesser, Aaliyah Chesser and Lynley Chesser; and two nieces, Nikki and Sara; and a nephew, David.

In addition to Linda, John was preceded in death by his parents.

John graduated in 1968 from Shelbyville High School, he continued his education, graduating from Indiana State University in 1972, and receiving his Master’s degree from Indiana University.

He was a member of Elevation Church in Greenwood.

John retired as a science teacher at Shelbyville Middle School in 2012, with 47 years of service. He coached basketball and football for over 25 years.

He enjoyed coaching and painting.

John loved to watch his grandchildren play sports. He was very proud of his son for carrying on his love of coaching and mentoring to children.

A gathering of friends will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A Celebration of John and Linda’s lives will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Tony Potts officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue River Memorial Park, 945 S. Tompkins St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Everett E. Burchett, 59, of Shelbyville

Everett E. Burchett, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

He was born July 12, 1962 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Evan Theo and Dorothy Marie (Brown) Burchett. 

 

Everett enjoyed listening to music. He also loved fishing. He was an avid follower of WWE wrestling. He loved watching shows like Andy Griffith and The Walton’s. Everett also had a great sense of humor.        Everett is survived by his mother Dorothy Burchett, of Shelbyville, brothers Ray Burchett, Orville (Billi) Burchett, Daniel (Jessica) Burchett, sisters, Gayle (Jeff) Shearer, Debbie Burchett, Crystal Burchett, along with several nieces and nephews.     He was preceded in death by his father, Evan Theo Burchett.

 

Visitation will be held from 4pm to 8pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.   

 

Funeral services will be at 10am, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with Rev. Nick Coulston officiating.  

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Robert Lee Winstead, 61, of Shelbyville

Robert Lee Winstead, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born July 28, 1960, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, to Vernon Clay Winstead and Ruth (Ivany) Winstead. 

 

Robert was an Electrical Engineer for many years. He enjoyed working on and repairing cars, and was an avid NASCAR fan. Robert also enjoyed being outside especially when cutting grass.

 

He is survived by his wife Mary (Houchins) Winstead, married June 4, 2002. He is also survived by his daughter, Ashley (Nate) Gable, daughter, Jessica (Gerald) Hinds, son, Darrell (Nina) Hicks, daughter, Kristin Baskerville (Garrett Abner), son, Nicholas Winstead, sister, Robin (Mike) Lockart, sister, Debbie Winstead, along with 11 grandchildren and 1 expected on June 13, 2022.

 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brittany Baskerville, his nephew, Clay Reed and his father, Vernon Winstead.

 

Celebration of Life service will be held at 11am, on May 16, 2022 at Church 52, 8220 Brookville Rd. Indianapolis, Indiana 46239.

 

Burial will follow in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Jenny Sue Dugan, 85, of Shelbyville

Jenny Sue Dugan, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at her home.

She was born September 24, 1936, in Sunman, the daughter of John Elmer and Gayle C. (Fisher) Nedderman. On December 33, 1954, she married William J. “Bill” Dugan, and he preceded her in death on November 13, 2013.

Jenny is survived by her daughter, Kathleen “Kathy” DeMoss and husband, Jay, of Shelbyville; brother, John F. Nedderman and wife, Betty, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Emily Keller and husband, Steve, Natalie Browning and husband, Kenny, Michelle Rupert and husband, Justin, Jenny DeMoss and Joe Dugan; great-grandchildren, Brayden Ronan, Grace Browning, Ava Browning, Michael Dugan, Ellianna Keller, Amelia Rupert and Parker Rupert; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Bill, Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; sons, James Allen “Jamie” Dugan and Michael Jay Dugan; and sister, Joyce Nedderman.

Jenny graduated in 1954 from Shelbyville High School.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Jenny and her husband, Bill, were the former owners of Dugan’s Flower Shop. They also formerly owned and operated, The Fiddler’s Three Restaurant and Pub and The Bavarian Haus.

She and Bill were adventurous travelers, visiting many places including numerous trips to Europe, England, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Hawaii and Costa Rica. They never made a reservation when they were traveling. Jenny and Bill made many lasting friendships while traveling, and many of those friends would stop and visit them when they came to the United States.

Jenny also enjoyed gardening, reading, boating and playing with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to the family farm in Madison, where she could spend time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Steve Bohall officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 S. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

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

Alberta M. Jackley, 85, of Greenfield

Alberta M. Jackley, 85, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully May 5, 2022, at Morristown Manor, Morristown.

 

She was born August 20, 1936, in Greenfield to the late Sheldon and Louise (Wickliff) Young.

 

Alberta graduated from Maxwell High School. She married Melvin Jackley on July 17, 1955, and together they made their home and raised their family in Greenfield.

 

After high school, she began her 43-year tenure with Greenfield Banking Company in the bookkeeping department and retired in 1995 as a loan officer.

Alberta was a lifelong member of the Eastern Star, a member of the Red Hat Society, Kiwanis, and Psi Iota Xi sorority. She played the French horn in high school and in later years played the piano and the dulcimer. Alberta and her family enjoyed boating at Lake Tippecanoe beginning in 1956 and continued until 2012. She and Melvin enjoyed winters in Florida from 1995 until 2017. She was a good cook and always enjoyed meeting new people.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin of Greenfield; children, Debbie (John) Schlumbohm, Gary “Mark” Jackley, Donald (Becky) Jackley, and Dean (Theresa) Jackley; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with Pastor Steve Ellis officiating at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Friends may call from 11:00 am until the time of service.

 

Memorial contributions in honor of Alberta may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

Please share your memories of Alberta and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Rebecca Elaine "Becca" Springman, 32, of Shelbyville

Rebecca Elaine “Becca” Springman, 32, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at her home.

She was born November 22, 1989, in Connersville, the daughter of Kevin Springman and Penny (Commuso) Lindsey.

Becca is survived by her parents of Shelbyville; sisters, Crystal Ward and husband, Kevin, of Arlington, Jennifer Springman of Greensburg, Stormie Lindsey of St. Louis, Missouri and Blossum Kirby of Indianapolis; brothers, Christopher Springman and wife, Ginny, of Shelbyville, Anthony Springman and wife, Rebekah, of Manilla, Mike Westerman and Carl Westerman, both of Indianapolis, and Jason Linville of Rushville; and numerous nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.

Becca attended Shelbyville High School.

She also attended First Presbyterian Church.

Becca enjoyed singing, reading and collecting rocks.

She was a fan of the Walking Dead, Twilight and Harry Potter.

Becca was a devoted daughter and sister, she loved her nieces, nephews and great-nephews. Becca cherished the time she spent creating memories with them.

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

Interment will be at Hannagan Cemetery in Rush County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rebecca E. Springman Memorial Fund, in care of, Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.

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

 

 

Javier Francisco Barragan, 63, of Shelbyville

Javier Francisco Barragan, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

He was born October 21, 1958, in Michoacan, Mexico, the son of Aldofa and Graciela (Garibay) Barragan.

Javier is survived by his father of Michoacan, Mexico; daughter, Mayra Lopez and husband, Jesus, of Shelbyville; sister, Estela Barragan of Oregon; and grandchildren, Ulysses Lopez, Jesus Lopez, Nathaniel Lopez, Michael Lopez, Andy Lopez, Adrian Lopez and Nehemia Lopez. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Interment will be in Michoacan, Mexico.

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

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

Timothy D. "Tim" Meulen, 58, of Shelbyville

Timothy D. "Tim" Meulen, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday April 29, 2022

at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness.

 

Born December 26, 1963 in Greenfield, he was the son of Gordon R. and Jacqueline D. "Jackie" (Carter) Meulen.  He met the love of his life, Dawn M. Means in 1989 and they were married in July of 2001. 

 

Survivors include his wife of Shelbyville; 5 children- Chrystal Wall (husband John) of Greensburg, Brandy Moore of Shelbyville, Miranda Fraley (husband Tom) of Morristown, Kenny Owens of Shelbyville,  Jai Patton (wife Monika) of Shelbyville;  his mother and stepfather Jackie and Jerry Fisher of Shelbyville;  a sister Teresa Garces (husband Jose) of Shelbyville;  brother Ben Meulen (wife Rita) of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren- Trinity, Tristin, Trey, Zachary, Avery, Gunner, Walker, Caden, Ciara, Allysah, Kenny,  LeeAnna, Kalyde, Eli, Naveah, Jai, Chevelle; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Tim graduated from Southwestern High School in 1982, and was employed by Faurecia South in Columbus.

 

He had previously worked for Jupiter Coil and Roger New Drywall. He had also been a bouncer at the former Blue River Inn and the Brickhouse.

 

Tim enjoyed restoring furniture, antiquing, and arrowhead hunting.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E. 600 S. Waldron, with Brian Hartung officiating.   

 

Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.  

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Timothy D. Meulen Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Robert E. "Bob" Osborn, 94, of Morristown

Robert E. “Bob” Osborn, 94, of Morristown, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022, at his home.

He was born November 4, 1927, in Hanover Township, Shelby County, Indiana, the son of the late Martin D. and Doris Irene (Darling) Osborn. On December 31, 1948, he married Ruth Ellen Logan, and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2017.

Bob is survived by his four daughters, Nancy Irene Waybright and husband, Roger, of Ranson, West Virginia, Rebecca Ann “Becki” Brown and husband, Craig, of Shelbyville, Deborah Kay “Deb” Reed and husband, Keith, of Greensburg, and Rena Jo Reuter and husband, Matt, of Morristown; grandchildren, Marc Waybright, Jennifer Burley, Kathy Dougherty, Kim Spindler, Corey Brown, Logen Adkins, Britney Plymate, Justin Beckner and Jessica Berry; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson and one on the way.

Bob graduated in 1946 from Morristown High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from April 1946 to February 1948.

Bob was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher. He had led Bible study at Morristown Manor. Bob had also served in the missions.

He was a farmer and had previously co-owned, Morristown Building Supply. Bob was the former manager for Ralph Distribution in Indianapolis and Capital Building Supply and Warehouse, Radio Equipment in Indianapolis, and Sales Cabinet. He was also the assistant construction manager at GV Ginger.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the funeral home, with Ted Hagel officiating.

Interment will be at Arlington East Hill Cemetery in Arlington, with military rites conducted by the local military committee.

Memorial contributions may be made to FAME, 4545 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 or American Indian Christian Mission, 924 Mission Lane, Show Low, Arizona 85901.

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

Mariah LaChelle Rosales, 31, of Shelbyville

Mariah LaChelle Rosales, 31, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at MHP Medical Center.

She was born November 13, 1990 in Beech Grove to Raymond Cox and Christina (Perry) Montgomery.

Mariah graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2009. She attended IU Bloomington, Coastal Carolina Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus where she graduated with a degree in Human Services.

Mariah was a vibrant soul. She radiated love and laughter and left a light wherever she went. She had a heart bigger than this world could hold and the mark she made will ripple out for all of eternity. Growing up she enjoyed playing volleyball and going camping. As she got older, she developed a love for cooking and traveling with her family and friends. She enjoyed listening to music and being outdoors. She went on to work for AYS for 10 years and established the program for Shelbyville Central Schools as well as several schools in Central Indiana. She had a heart for the children she serviced and it brought her great joy to interact with them as they grew beyond AYS. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her three beautiful children, Kobe, Kyleiha, and Kailen Rosales.

She married Carlos Rosales on January 2, 2010 and he survives.

Mariah is also survived by her father, her mother Christina Montgomery (Perry), her step-father, Ronald Montgomery, brother, Dominque Cox (Kinley Clary); sister, Porscha Cox, brother, Zaine Jones, sisters, Drucilla Cox, Angie Parish (Quinn); Brandy Montgomery, brother, John Montgomery, sister, Amy Montgomery-Eddraouy, (Muhammad), several nieces and nephews, maternal grandparents Roger Perry (Brenda), and Linda Perry, paternal grandfather, Raymond Cox, Sr., maternal great-grandparents, Thomas and Gloria Caudill, mother-in-law, Lourdes Rosales and father-in-law, Javier Rosales, brothers-in-law, Javier Rosales (Whitney), and Alan Rosales, sister-in-law, Nataly Rosales (Tyler Thompson). She was preceded in death by her brother, Kameron Cox, grandmother, Dracilla P. Griffin-Cox, great-grandmother, Ina Ruth Gosney.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022 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 Pastor Jose Rivera officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to https://gofund.me/476a5bac for her children. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

 

Homer "Bud" Wertz Jr., 94, of Shelbyville

Homer “Bud” Wertz Jr., 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022.

He was born May 8, 1927, in Shelbyville, the son of Homer Sr. and Phoebe “Mae” (Drake/Conover) Wertz. On August 14, 1948, he married Pauline L. “Paulie” Cummings, and she preceded him in death on February 8, 2009.

Bud is survived by his daughter, Belinda Fairchild of Shelbyville; son, Greg Wertz and wife, Traci, of Mooresville; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Wertz of Amelia Island, Florida; grandchildren, Chris Wertz and significant other, Shayne Gordon, Danielle Wertz, Nicholas Cooper and wife, Michelle, Monica Cooper and significant other, Jeremy Johnson, Garrett Wertz and wife, Delaney, and Seth Wertz; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Wertz-Holloway and husband, Tyler, Joshua Cooper, Bethany Cooper, Emma Cooper-Johnson, Charlotte Cooper and Lucia Cooper; great-great-grandson, Theo Holloway; and niece, Cyndi Favreau and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to Paulie, Bud was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry Wertz; and sister, Patricia “Pat” Wertz West and husband, Bob.

Bud graduated in 1945 from Shelbyville High School, and continued his education at Hanover College. He received his Masters of Education degree from Indiana University.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army.

Bud was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he sang with the choir for many years.

He was the Regional Manager for Associates Finance Company, for 17 years. He then taught fifth grade math at Coulston Elementary, for 17 years. He also owned rental properties in Shelbyville.

Bud had a love of music and often accompanied many of the high school band students in state competition. He played the clarinet in the Shelby Community Band and with the Dixie Cats, for 20 years. Bud was a very talented pianist and enjoyed Big Band music. He and Paulie enjoyed dancing, clearing many dance floors, for others to watch them.

He also enjoyed playing bridge, boating, fishing, and traveling. In 1985, in honor of their retirement, their children started the Wertz Scholarship for graduating seniors from Shelbyville High School pursuing a career in the field of education.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Shelby Community Band, 1201 N. Riley Highway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

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

Matthew Edward Cook, 46, of Indianapolis

Matthew Edward Cook, 46, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 24, 2022 in Indianapolis.

 

He was born on June 21, 1975 in Greenfield, IN to Donald R. and Kimberlin L. (Boles) Cook.

 

“Hippy Matt” is how most knew him, was a “DeadHead,” a huge fan of The Grateful Dead. He enjoyed listening to their music and time with friends and family.


Matt was preceded in death by his brother, Todd Cook.


He is survived by his parents, Donald and Kimberlin; his son, Aaron Cook.


Services for Matt will be Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 1PM at Stillinger Family Funeral Home 1780 W. Main St. Greenfield, IN 46140, with burial to follow in Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

 

Friends may visit on Monday, May 2, 2022 from 4PM-8PM at the funeral home.
Stillinger Family Funeral Home is honored to care for the Cook Family.

Linda Kay Madeford-Earwood, 78, of Rochester (formerly of Akron)

Linda Kay Madeford-Earwood, age 78, of Rochester (formerly of Akron) died on April 30, 2022 at 6:56 a.m. at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, IN.

 

She was born on October 21, 1943 to Joseph and Eletha “Lee” (Young) Madeford in Denver, Colorado.

 

Linda was a 1961 graduate of Akron High School and attended Airline School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was married to James Earwood who died in 2013.  She grew up in Akron, Indiana and moved to Greenup, Kentucky and lived there for 50 years. 

 

Her work career included being a receptionist for Dun & Bradstreet, operating the Akron Café for two years and worked most of her life at Applegates Grocery Store in Greenup, Kentucky where she retired in 2016.  She then moved back to the Akron area in 2016.

 

Surviving Linda is her companion: Kenton L. Kroft of Rochester, IN; (1) daughter: Sandra Hackworth of Greenup, KY; (1) son: Randall Bradford of Wurtland, KY; (3) grandchildren; (5) great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Linda in death are her parents, husband James Earwood and brother Joey Madeford.

 

Graveside services and burial will be Monday; May 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Akron IOOF Cemetery officiated by Pastor Kathy Nelson.

 

The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family and friends of Linda K. Earwood.

 

Online condolences may be sent to earllovefuneralhome.com

Duane P. Pettigrew, 58

Duane P. Pettigrew, 58, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born June 11, 1963, in Columbus, IN., to C.M Reeves and Patricia Pettigrew.

 

He married Devona Reynolds and she survives. He is also survived by his daughters; Tabitha Jones, Ginny Hibbs, Destiny Rogers, Alexis Hartman, Dottie Hawkins, and Suzanne Miller. brothers; William Parker and Perry Pettigrew. grandchildren; Gavin, Nevaeh, Peyton, Avilyn, George, James, and Seth.

 

He was a self-employed woodworking craftsman with many talents. 

 

His family and friends were most important to him and he cherished the times he spent with them.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6pm at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens & Crematory in Shelbyville, IN.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Duane Pettigrew Funeral expenses in care of the funeral home.

 

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

 

Pearl Gellizeau, 89, of Margate, Florida

Pearl Gellizeau, 89, of Margate, Florida, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Margate Health Care.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN. 46176. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 1pm, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.  

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

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