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Columbia Cemetery

Also known as White Church Cemetery

Patoka Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3430 N;  Longitude, -87.6121 W
Congressional Location:SW-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 14;; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W and SE-1/4; NE-1/4; SECTION 15; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:

Located at the intersection of White Church Road and CR-250W; just under 0.9 mile due south of SR-64.

Last updated   18 Nov 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources; headstone photographs, May 2010,  by Daniel L Elliott,  There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers. If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let t us know.       email016.gif (1209 bytes)

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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#     Photo

Sect-

ion

Row

Staat

Marie

7 Oct 1927

6 May 2002

Wife of Raymond C STAAT.  Married 9 Aug 1947.

11084

2D

20

Staat

Raymond C

18 Oct 1924

29 Mar 2000

Husband of Marie STAAT.  Married 9 Aug 1947.

11084

2D

20

Stallings

Enoch Zechariah

18 Jan 2016

18 Jan 2016

--

3972

2E

14

Steadman

Joyce S

20 Jul 1929

8 Oct 2009

nee SITTON.  Wife of William Troy STEDMAN.  Married 1 Jul 1949.


Nan


“Our Children:  William T Jr., Michael S”

“Our Grandchildren:  Jennifer, Alicia, Brady, roy, Brittney”

“Our Great Grandchildren:  Alexis, John”

10037

10039

2B

4

Steadman

William Troy

22 Nov 1924

10 Jul 2005

Husband of Joyce (SITTON) STEDMAN.  Married 1 Jul 1949.


“Pops”


“Our Children:  William T Jr., Michael S”

“Our Grandchildren:  Jennifer, Alicia, Brady, roy, Brittney”

“Our Great Grandchildren:  Alexis, John”


SF1, US Navy, WW II.

 

10037

10039

10038

2B

4

Steele

George W

2 Apr 1848

22 Feb 1937

Husband of Margaret (McKAIN) STEELE.

7906

1C

14

Steele

Margaret

11 Jan 1852

9 Jan 1931

nee McKAIN.  Wife of George W STEELE. 


Daughter of James & Elizabeth (MOORE) McKAIN.

7905

1C

14

Steinert

Blanche D White

1902

17 Apr 1978

nee WHITE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9964

2B

1

Stelling

Tristan

26 Dec 1993

5 Jul 2011

Son of Robert "Rob" & Dawn STELLING. 


Brother of Timothy J Stelling. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1551

1552

2E

16

Stephens

Dolories A

31 Oct 1937

--

Wife of Roland Russell “Russ” STEPHENS. 


Married 29 Jul 1957.


“Our Daughters:  Debbie, Susie, Chris”

10129

10131

2C

1

Stephens

Justyn Angelina

--

30 Dec 1988

Infant daughter of Kaven & Jackie STEPHENS.

10128

2C

1

Stephens

Lester

5 Aug 1932

10 Aug 2007

--

11303

2F

2

Stephens

Roland Russell “Russ”

29 Dec 1933

17 Sep 2003

Husband of Dolories A STEPHENS. 


Married 29 Jul 1957


Son of Floyd Leroy & Ruby Lee (HARMAN) STEPHENS.


“Our Daughters:  Debbie, Susie, Chris”


SSgt., US Air Force, Vietnam.

10129

10131

10130

2C

1

Stern

Mikel Brian

 6 Jun 1976

21 Sep  2000

Son of Mike & Debbie (GRANT) STERN. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

No headstone found.
 

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Stevens

Billy Gene

11 Jun 1925

21 May 1994

Husband of Ruth M STEVENS.  Married 10 Jun 1946.

Cpl., US Army, WW II.

10438

2D

10

Stevens

D Juanita

6 Jun 1912

25 Apr 1994

nee PARMENTER.  Wife of Edgar Ezekiel STEVENS.

10154

10155

2C

2

Stevens

Edgar Ezekiel

19 Aug 1909

12 Sep 1983

Husband of D Juanita (PARMENTER) STEVENS. 


Son of J Daniel & Esther A STEVENS.

10154

10155

2C

2

Stevens

Juanita M

22 Aug 1926

4 Feb 2009

Wife of Lloyd D STEVENS.

“Our Children:  Jim, John, Tony, Mary, Dale”

10505

10507

2D

14

Stevens

Lloyd D

20 Oct 1917

19 Apr 1997

Husband of Juanita M STEVENS.

“Our Children:  Jim, John, Tony, Mary, Dale”

Pfc., US Army, WW II.

10505

10507

10506

2D

14

Stevens

Minnie J

1878

1961

--

9706

2A

4

Stevens

Ruth M

14 Feb 1928

--

Wife of Billy G STEVENS.  Married 10 Jun 1946.

10438

2D

10

Stewart

Beatrice Wright

14 Mar 1926

--

nee WRIGHT.  Wife of Roy E STEWART.  Married 19 Jun 1943.

10264

2D

2

Stewart

Delta P

14 Jul 1900

18 Sep 1973

nee MARTIN.  Wife of John L STEWART.

9693

2A

4

Stewart

Dorothy Mae

9 Nov 1931

20 Jul 2015

Daughter of John L & Delta (MARTIN) STEWART. 


(Click here to view obitury.)

4075

2A

4

Stewart

John L

22 Feb 1886

14 Jan 1971

Husband of Delta P (MARTIN) STEWART.

9693

2A

4

Stewart

Larry Donald

5 Nov 1941

20 May 1962

--

9692

2A

4

Stewart

Marguerite “Maggie”

11 Sep 1919

28 Oct 2008

Wife of Alva STEWART.


“Mother & Grandmother”

9805

2A

6

Stewart

Norma Jean

15 Nov 1933

25 Oct 1996

nee PADGETT. 


Daughter of W H "Bill" & Lois F PADGETT.


“Mom”

9946

2A

8

Stewart

Richard Lynn

“Ricky”

1 Sep 1955

7 Jan 1993

“Son & Brother”

9891

2A

7

Stewart

Roy E

7 Apr 1926

7 Jul 2014

Husband of Beatrice (WRIGHT) STEWART.  Married 19 Jun 1943


Son of John & Delta (MARTIN) STEWART. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10264

2D

2

Stewart

Steven M

29 Jun 1953

24 Feb 2016

Husband of Gail STEWART.


Son of Alva & Marguerite "Maggie" STEWART. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.
 

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Stewart

William Fred “Uncle Fred”

26 Dec 1943

4 Apr 1991

“Son & Brother”

SP4, US Army.

9890

9892

2A

7

Stilwell

Bettye J

6 Jul 1928

6 Oct 2003

nee HEACOCK. Wife of Robert L STILWELL.  Married 17 Aug 1946.

9866

2A

7

Stilwell

Robert L "Bob"

1 Jun 1927

31 Jul 2003

Husband of Bettye J (HEACOCK) STILWELL. 


Married 17 Aug 1946.


WW II Vet.

9866

9867

2A

7

Stocker

Andy

25 May 1965

8 Oct 2017

Husband of Shelia (DAVENPORT) STOCKER. 


Son of Frederick "Fred" & Gertrude June (WHITTEN) STOCKER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)


Photo not yet available.

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Stocker

Gertrude June

1 Nov 1932

23 Aug 1990

nee WHITTEN. 


Daughter of James C WHITTEN& Authelia (SLINKER) WHITTEN MILLER.


(On same stone as her father, James C WHITTEN.)

9759

2A

5

Stoops

Anna Marie

13 Jan 1912

31 Oct 2004

Wife of Harold A STOOPS.  Married 3 Nov 1928.

9778

2A

5

Stoops

Harold A

3 Nov 1906

8 Nov 1978

Husband of Anna Marie STOOPS.  Married 3 Nov 1928.

9778

2A

5

Stormont

Florence

1903

1978

Wife of Howard D STORMONT.

9283

1E

7

Stormont

Howard D

1899

1971

Husband of Florence STORMONT.

9283

1E

7

Stott

Alva R

3 Apr 1920

21 Mar 1976

Pfc., US Army, WW II.

9137

1E

4

Stott

Frank

1885

1959

--

9139

1E

4

Stott

James Arthur

25 Oct 1872

27 Oct 1942

--

9136

1E

4

Stovall

Maxine

1920

1941

“Daughter”

8114

1B

4

Strader

Rebecca A

6 Apr 1953

--

Wife of William E STRADER.  Married 4 Nov 2000.

“Our Children:  Cheryl, Kenneth, Shelia, Joan”

11226

11227

2E

12

Strader

William E

18 Jan 1952

--

Husband of Rebecca A STRADER.  Married 4 Nov 2000.

“Our Children:  Cheryl, Kenneth, Shelia, Joan”

11226

11227

2E

12

Straw

James Edward

20 Dec 1929

10 Jun 2013

Husband of Marjorie Catherine (PHILLIPS) STRAW.  Married 25 Jul 1964.  Son of John & Sadie (WILLIAMS) STRAW. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

11102

2D

21

Straw

Marjorie Catherine

10 Sep 1933

16 Jan 2016

nee PHILLIPS.  Wife of James Edward STRAW. 


Married 25 Jul 1964


Daughter of Herbert & Ellen (SLINKER) PHILLIPS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

11102

2D

21

Strawn

Annie Dell

3 May 1881

25 Nov 1937

nee ELSFELDER. 


Daughter of John Daniel & Martha Jane (FLYNN) ELSFELDER.


(Note:  Year of death is now illegible.)

9241

1E

6

Strawn

Augusta

5 Aug 1863

18 Sep 1949

nee ALCORN.  Wife of Willard Halleck STRAWN. 


Daughter of Johnson & Malinda (COCHRAN) ALCORN.

9335

1E

8

Strawn

Willard Halleck

10 Sep 1865

24 Jul 1943

Husband of Augusta (ALCORN) STRAWN. 


Son of Jams M & Elizabeth (GOODSON) STRAUGHN.

9335

1E

8

Strawn

Walter Harvey

5 Jan 1891

28 Dec 1969

Son of Willard Halleck & Augusta (ALCORN) STRAWN.

9336

1E

8

Stricklin

Harry E

1908

1979

Husband of Thelma S STRICKLIN.

7874

1C

12

Stricklin

Thelma S

1906

1993

Wife of Harry E STRICKLIN.

7874

1C

12

Stroud

Bessie

1882

1924

--

8322

1B

10

Stroud

Charles C

--

29 Mar 1889

Son of James L & Mary E STROUD.

Aged 13 Y. 6 M. 13 D.

8320

1B

10

Stroud

Everett P

1890

1950

Husband of Myrtle STROUD.

8891

1D

8

Stroud

Infant

26 Jan 1868

26 Jan 1868

Infant son of James L & Mary E STROUD.

8318

1B

10

Stroud

James L

1841

1896

Husband of Mary E STROUD.

“Father”

8323

1B

10

Stroud

John Sherman

-

?

Son of James L & Mary E STROUD.

(Dates buried.)

8319

1B

10

Stroud

John T

1843

26 Dec 1863

Pvt., Co. D, 91st Reg. Indiana Infantry.  Enlisted on 20 Aug 1862.  Mustered out 26 Dec 1863 at Camp Nelson, Kentucky. 

(Note:  Added from 1939 WPA Veteran Graves Study.)

No headstone found or identified.
 

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Stroud

Mary E

1845

1925

Wife of James L STROUD.

“Mothe”

8323

1B

10

Stroud

Myrtle

1887

1969

Wife of Everett P STROUD.

8891

1D

8

Strover

Warren Carl

18 Dec 1920

11 Oct 1979

“Master gunsmith”
WW II.


(Click here to view obituary.)

(Note:  There is some confusion about his surname.  His obituary lists the name as "STOVER."  However, it may be that both the headstone and obituary are wrong.  The German spelling is more likely "STROVER."  He appears to be the son of Carl & Martha STROVER/STOVER, found in the 1930 census of Chicago, Cook, Illinois.  He is also found as Warren Carl STROVER, in a 1950 New York Passenger List, birth about 1921, Chicago., IL.  The birth date and place agrees with the 1930 census, but not the obituary.)
(Obituary courtesy of Janet Douglas, who confrimed from the Colvin Funeral Home, that the correct name is Warren Carl Strover.)

9784

2A

6

Stunkel

Frieda F

7 Oct 1925

--

nee SMITH.  Wife of Robert C STUNKEL.

10267

2D

2

Stunkel

Robert C

19 Jul 1926

7 Nov 1996

Husband of Frieda F (SMITH) STUNKEL.

S1, US Navy, WW II.

10267

10268

2D

2

Sturgeon

Betty L

10 Feb 1926

10 May 2003

nee TAYLOR. Wife of Joseph “Joe” STURGEON.  Married 11 Feb 1943. 

“Our Children:  Douglas W, Steven J, Paula Raye, Timothy M”

10516

10517

2D

14

Sturgeon

Bobby Joe

13 Oct 1952

9 Jul 1983

Son of Harold R & Opal E STURGEON.

9150

1E

4

Sturgeon

Clarence Wayne

1 Aug 1946

28 Dec 2004

Son of James M & Nancy J STURGEON.

AMS3, US Navy, Vietnam.

11066

11068

2D

19

Sturgeon

Darwin Paul “Doc”

7 Oct 1916

3 Jul 2010

Husband of Virginia M STURGEON.  Married 15 Nov 1936.

9147

1E

4

Sturgeon

Diane Lynnette

--

15 Dec 1937

Daughter of D P “Doc” & Virginia M STURGEON.

9146

1E

4

Sturgeon

Douglas W

29 Apr 1947

27 Feb 1992

Husband of Elizabeth K STURGEON.  Son of Joseph “Joe” & Betty L (TAYLOR) STURGEON.

“Parents of:  Chase & Ammon”

10514

10515

2D

14

Sturgeon

Elizabeth K

1 Jun 1951

--

Wife of Douglas W STURGEON.

“Parents of:  Chase & Ammon”

10514

10515

2D

14

Sturgeon

Harold Robert

29 Apr 1927

13 Oct 2007

Husband of Opal E STURGEON. 


Son of Paul Joseph & Maude (THACKER) STURGEON.



“Our Children:  Norena Jayne, Bobby Joe”

9148

9149

1E

4

Sturgeon

James E

19 Sep 1949

--

Husband of Mary Jean STURGEON.  Married 3 Mar 1980. 


Our Children:  David, Jeff, Kimberly, Steven, Thomas, Misty.

4508

4509

2E

12

Sturgeon

James M

3 Sep 1925

29 Aug 2003

Husband of Nancy J STURGEON.  Married 3 Oct 1945.

“Our Children:  C Wayne, James E, Evonne J”

11065

11067

2D

19

Sturgeon

Joseph “Joe”

28 Mar 1922

11 Feb 1997

Husband of Bettly L (TAYLOR) STURGEON.  Married 11 Feb 1943.

“Our Children:  Douglas W, Steven J, Paula Raye, Timothy M”

10516

10517

2D

14

Sturgeon

Mary Jean

4 Jan 1944

--

Wife of James E STURGEON.


Married 3 Mar 1980. 


Our Children:  David, Jeff, Kimberly, Steven, Thomas, Misty.

4508

4509

2E

12

Sturgeon

Maude B

30 Aug 1895

9 Jul 1986

nee THACKER.  Wife of Paul Joseph STURGEON. 


Daughter of Harvey W & Harriett H "Hattie" (HARRIS) THACKER.

9151

1E

4

Sturgeon

Nancy J

18 Dec 1927

11 Sep 1993

Wife of James M STURGEON.  Married 3 Oct 1945.


“Our Children:  C Wayne, James E, Evonne J”

11065

11067

2D

19

Sturgeon

Opal E

29 Jan 1925

19 Jul 2005

Wife of Harold R STURGEON.

“Our Children:  Norena Jayne, Bobby Joe”

9148

9149

1E

4

Sturgeon

Paul Joseph

11 Nov 1889

28 Jul 1986

Husband of Maude B (THACKER) STURGEON. 


Son of John & Elizabeth STURGEON.

9151

1E

4

Sturgeon

Virginia M

9 Dec 1918

23 Oct 2006

Wife of D P “Doc” STURGEON.  Married 15 Nov 1936.

9147

1E

4

Summers

Anthony Wayne “Tony”

19 Jun1966

22 Nov 1992

Son of Ronnie H & Barbara Ann (DILLOW) SUMMERS.

11013

11014

2D

16

Summers

Barbara Ann

14 Apr 1947

13 Jan 2016

nee DILLOW.  Wife of Ronnie H SUMMERS. 


Married 31 Dec 1964 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois. 


Daughter of Carl Eugene & Ruby V (BARKER) DILLOW. 


Parents of:  Wayne, Jeff, Greg, Brian. 


Grandchildren:  Rachael, Ashley, Nicholas.


(Click here to view obituary.)

4031

4032

2D

16

Summers

Gregory Allen “Greg”

16 Jan 1972

16 Jul 1995

Son of Ronnie H & Barbara Ann (DILLOW) SUMMERS.

11013

11014

2D

16

Summers

Ronnie H

30 Apr 1941

--

Husband of Barbara Ann (DILLOW) SUMMERS.


Married 31 Dec 1964 in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois.


Parents of:  Wayne, Jeff, Greg, Brian. 


Grandchildren:  Rachael, Ashley, Nicholas.

4031

4032

2D

16

Surbaugh

John A

9 Mar 1904

19 Oct 1977

Husband of Norma M SURBAUGH.

Pvt., US Army.

9903

9904

2A

7

Surbaugh

Norma M

9 Feb 1907

24 May 1991

Wife of John A SURBAUGH.

9903

2A

7

Sutton

Billy E

9 Sep 1935

7 May 2014

Second husband of Juanita J (IGLEHART)  BOYLE SUTTON. 


Son of Robert & Rubie (BARMES) SUTTON.


“Papaw” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0018

2E

4

Sutton

Donna J

19 May 1941

2 Nov 2008

nee CLEM.

11304

2F

2

Sutton

Ezra M

30 Dec 1919

9 Jan 2006

Pfc., US Army, WW II.

10199

2C

5

Sutton

Juanita J

3 Mar 1935

--

nee IGLEHART.  Wife of Joseph Earl “Pa” BOYLE, 1st, married 12 Jun 1954; and Billy SUTTON, 2nd.


“Gran”


(Note:  See also BOYLES, Juanita J.)


0018

2E

4

Sutton

Marie

8 Jun 1925

18 Aug 1985

“Wife --- Mother”

10198

2C

5

Sweppy

Harold D

19 Nov 1927

10 Nov 1995

Husband of Louise R (BECKMAN) SWEPPY.


“Our Children:  Chuck, Donna, Karen”

“Dad”

9310

9311

1E

8

Sweppy

Henry F

14 May 1909

28 Jun 1996

Husband of Mae SWEPPY.

Pvt., US Marine Corps.

9314

1E

8

Sweppy

Louise R

14 Mar 1929

5 Aug 2014

nee BECKMAN.  Wife of Harold D SWEPPY. 


Daughter of Herman & Opal (KENNEDY) BECKMAN.


“Our Children:  Chuck, Donna, Karen”

“Mom” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9310

9311

1E

8

Sweppy

Mae

6 Apr 1909

21 May 1980

Wife of Henry F SWEPPY.

9314

1E

8

Sweppy

Nellie

6 Mar 1881

1 Jun 1970

“Mother”

9316

1E

8

Sweppy

Ruby P

19 Aug 1899

2 Oct 1960

Daughter of Nellie SWEPPY.

9316

1E

8

Sections and Rows.
For purposes of this listing, the cemetery was divided into Sections 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F.  Rows were numbered beginning on the east side of each section.  See the images below for reference.
 

Section divisions used for this listing.
Aerial view of the cemetery location; church building in upper-right corner.
7624  Sign over original entrance to the cemetery
8006 View of Section 1A, immediately west of the church.