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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  16 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

Wade

Luther Franklin, Jr "Frank"

12 May 1931

13 Sep 2011

Husband of Wanda L (JINES) WADE, 1st; and Wanda (McCLEAN) WADE, 2nd. 


Son of L Frank & Helen A (THOMPSON) WADE, Sr.


S Sgt., US Air Force, Korea.



(Click here to view obituary.)

(Note:  First wife is buried at Maple Hill.)

4447
4448

2A

1

Wade

Lois M

24 Mar 1902

24 Oct 1974

nee HALL. 


Daughter of Henderson & Minnie (JONES) HALL.

9801

2A

6

Walburn

Ruby J

21 Jun 1930

--

Wife of Virgil R WALBURN.  Married 30 Jan 1947.

“Mother:

“Our Children:  Mike and Barb”

“Grandchildren:  Mike, Angela, Greg, Brandon, Shelli, Danny, Holly

10455

10456

2D

11

Walburn

Virgil R

14 Jun 1929

11 Aug 1989

Husband of Ruby J WALBURN.  Married 30 Jan 1947.

“Father”

“Our Children:  Mike and Barb”

“Grandchildren:  Mike, Angela, Greg, Brandon, Shelli, Danny, Holly”

10455

10456

2D

11

Waldroup

John D

19 Dec 1937

--

Husband of W Pauline WALDROUP. 


Married 28 Aug 1959. 


Our Daughter:  Pauletta S. 

Our Grandchildren:  Jakob, Destinee.

3926

3927

2E

3

Waldroup

W Pauline

2 Feb 1943

--

Wife of John D WALDROUP. 


Married 28 Aug 1959.


Our Daughter:  Pauletta S. 

Our Grandchildren:  Jakob, Destinee.

3926

3927

2E

3

Walker

Charles E

1875

1966

Husband of Nellie E WALKER.

9034

1E

2

Walker

Darlene Ellen Terry

15 Jul 1948

27 Sep 2008

nee TERRY.  Wife of Richard WALKER.

11017

2D

16

Walker

Diana Kay

8 Sep 1969

18 Nov 1969

Daughter of Charles & Lois WALKER.

9749

2A

5

Walker

Dortha

3 Jul 1900

18 Jan 1962

Wife of Walter W WALKER.

(Click here for more information.)

9532

2A

1

Walker

James Al

1868

1962

Husband of Vesta I WALKER.

“Father”

9530

2A

1

Walker

John A

20 Jul 1926

19 Nov 1993

AOM3, US Navy, WW II.


10401

10403

10402

2D

8

Walker

Martha

26 Mar 1928

14 Aug 1997

Daughter of Ernest O & Mayme "Babe" WALKER.


(On same stone as her mother, Mayme S WALKER.)

9640

2A

3

Walker

Mayme S

1897

1964

Wife of Ernest O WALKER.


(On same stone as her daughter  Martha WALKER.)

9640

2A

3

Walker

Nellie E

1890

1981

Wife of Charles E WALKER.

9034

1E

2

Walker

Vesta I

1880

1960

Wife of James Al WALKER.

9530

2A

1

Walker

Walter W

31 Mar 1890

10 Dec 1960

Husband of Dortha WALKER.

Indiana, Pvt., MG. Co. 347th Infantry, WW I.

9531

2A

1

Walker

Willard

29 Aug 1905

12 Nov 1967

Husband of Addie Mae WALKER.

9717

2A

4

Walker

Willard, "J.R."

16 Sep 1950

21 Jun 2014

Son of Willard & Addie (BULLOCK) WALKER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0011

2E

3

Wall

Otis L

3 Mar 1940

17 Jun 2010

Husband of Roberta M (MOUNTS) WALL.  Married 23 Oct 1999.  Son of Eugene & Florence (GRAVES) WALL.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1602

2D

9

Wall

Roberta M

10 Aug 1936

--

nee MOUNTS.  Wife of Otis L WALL.  Married 23 Oct 1999.

1602

2D

9

Wallace

Betty J

1930

14 Jul 1992

nee FOWLER.  Wife of Henry M WALLACE.  Married 7 May 1955.

10106

2B

7

Wallace

Henry M

1910

1981

Husband of Betty J (FOWLER) WALLACE.  Married 7 May 1955.

10106

2B

7

Wallace

Barbara R "Joan"

29 Jan 1933

22 Jun 2014

nee WILLIS.  Wife of Russell R WALLACE, Sr.


Married 4 Dec1954. 


Daughter of Joe & Opal WILLIS.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0103

2D

4

Wallace

Jesse Paul

2 Aug 1941

3 Aug 1941

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wallace. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9441

1F

4

Wallace

Russell R “Rusty," Sr.

22 Jul 1924

21 Jul 2016

Husband of Barbara R "Joan" (WILLIS) WALLACE. 


Married 4 Dec1954. 


Son of James & Thelma (CLARK) WALLACE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0103

2D

4

Wallace

Russell R “Rusty,” Jr.

5 Sep 1958

4 Jan 1994

Son of Russell R & Barbara R "Joan (WILLIS) "WALLACE.

10301

2D

4

Walls

Danny

6 Feb 1979

25 Mar 1993

Son of Eric & Barb WALLS.

10475

10476

2D

12

Walter

Anna Belle

4 May 1927

14 Jul 2009

nee GRAY.  Wife of Rev. William M WALTER.  Married 1 Sep 1946.  Daughter of Paul & Ida Belle (LARGENT) GRAY.

(Click here to view obituary.)

11085

2D

20

Walter

William M, Rev.

1 Feb 1925

--

Husband of Anna Belle WALTER.  Married 1 Sep 1946.

11085

2D

20

Ward

Barbara Alice

25 Dec 1929

20 Nov 2015

nee KENDLE.  Wife of Billie Ray WARD. 


Daughter of William Franklin & Mary Alice KENDLE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10196

2C

5

Ward

Betty L

19 Sep 1936

--

nee DAVIS.  Wife of William J WARD.  Married 11 Jul 1954.

Children:  Tambra & Russell.

1320

4481

2D

13

Ward

Billie Ray

6 Aug 1937

26 Nov 1985

Husband of Barbara Alice (KENDLE) WARD.

10196

2C

5

Ward

Bobby J "Bob"

2 Dec 1939

28 Mar 2016

Husband of Geraldine "Jerrie" WARD.


Married:  31 Aug 1962.


Son of Elmer Ray & Janeva (KOERNER) WARD.


(Click here to view obituary.)

4058

2C

8

Ward

Eunice R

1838

1876

--

8529

1B

14

Ward

Geraldine "Jerrie"

21 Aug 1943

-

Wife of Bobby Joe "Bob" WARD.


Married:  31 Aug 1962.

4058

2C

8

Ward

Stephen Joe

12 Jul 1966

22 Aug 1988

Son of Bob & Jerri WARD.

10221

2C

8

Ward

William J

30 Apr 1931

25 Oct 2012

Husband of Betty L (DAVIS) WARD.  Married 11 Jul 1954.  Son of William P & Ina Isabelle (SHIPP) WARD. 

Children:  Tambra & Russell.

SSgt., US Air Force, Korea. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1320

4481

2D

13

Warner

William H

--

4 Jul 1878

Son of L M & M A WARNER.

Aged 12 Days.

8606

1B

16

Warren

Amanda E

6 Apr 1848

13 Sep 1902

nee CATLIN.  Wife of John Frank WARREN.  Married 1 Jan 1865.

7775

7818

1C

8

Warren

Charles William

1865

1910

Husband of Anne E (WOODS) WARREN.  Son of Frank & Amanda E WARREN.  Married 23 Feb 1888.

7776

7818

1C

8

Warren

Infant

21 Sep 1888

21 Sep 1888

Infant daughter of Charles W & Annie E (WOODS) WARREN.

7779

1C

8

Warren

John Frank

1843

1911

Husband of Amanda E (CATLIN) WARREN.  Married 1 Jan 1865.

7774

7818

1C

8

Warren

Josephine

7 Jun 1903

1 May 1915

Daughter of Charles W & Annie E (WOODS) WARREN.

7778

1C

8

Warren

Ronald A

5 Jan 1961

--

--

10424

2D

9

Watanabe

Jimmie N

4 Feb 1928

19 Nov 1982

Husband of Joy Y WATANABE.

Sgt., US Army, Korea.

10163

10164

2C

3

Watanabe

Joy Y

6 Dec 1932

--

Wife of Jimmie N WATANABE.

10163

2C

3

Watkins

?

?

?

(Broken stone; probably another infant of William L & Margaret E WATKINS.)

8898

1D

8

Watkins

Anna Belle

25 Nov 1919

4 May 2001

Wife of Charles E WATKINS.

10305

2D

4

Watkins

Charles E

20 Apr 1927

6 Dec 1995

Husband of Anna Belle WATKINS.

Y3, US Navy, WW II.

10305

10306

2D

4

Watkins

Fannie C

11 Dec 1877

16 Sep 1958

Wife of James P WATKINS.

8429

1B

13

Watkins

Gary J

18 Feb 1950

19 Oct 1990

Son of Charles E & Martha J (DAVISON) WATKINS.  Step -mother Anna Belle WATKINS.

10307

2D

4

Watkins

Grace

21 Apr 1904

16 Dec 1992

Wife of Virl A WATKINS.

“Sons:  James A, Charles E, William L, Richard G.”

8199

8200

1B

7

Watkins

Infant

--

--

Infant son of William L & Margaret E WATKINS.

8897

1D

8

Watkins

James P

27 Sep 1874

24 Dec 1909

Husband of Fannie C WATKINS.

8429

1B

13

Watkins

Margaret E

19 Apr 1843

29 Apr 1900

Wife of William L WATKINS.

8899

1D

8

Watkins

Martha Jane

10 Jan 1923

1 Aug 2003

nee DAVISON.  Daughter of Roscoe O & Myrtle (WEIST) DAVISON. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

9238

1E

6

Watkins

Virl A

1 mar 1905

4 Dec 1971

Husband of Grace WATKINS.

“Sons:  James A, Charles E, William L, Richard G.”

8199

8200

1B

7

Watkins

William L

5 Oct 1841

24 Sep 1901

Husband of Margaret E WATKINS.

8899

1D

8

Watts

Maxine

2 Dec 1944

30 Mar 2002

nee DEARING.  Daughter of Alvin L & Stella J DEARING.

10434

10432

2D

10

Weatherly

James F

--

7 Aug 1880

Son of Henry W & Sarah F (PIERCE) WEATHERLY.


Aged 10 ms. 13 ds.

7814

1C

9

Weatherly

Sarah F

--

10 Jan 1880

nee PIERCE.  Wife of Henry W WEATHERLY.  Married 17 Mar 1875. 


Daughter of George & Letta/Luticia PIERCE.


Aged 28 yrs. 28 ds.

7811

1C

9

Weigman

Fred H W

21 Jan 1884

10 Aug 1965

Indiana, Pfc., 163rd Co. Coast Arty.



(Born in Elberfeld, Warrick, Indiana, USA)

9764

2A

5

Weir

Carol Jean

10 Jul 1929

--

nee WOODS.  Wife of Charles Edward WEIR.

10309

2D

4

Weir

Charles Edward

6 Apr 1931

29 Jun 2012

Husband of Carol Jean (WOODS) WEIR. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

10309

2D

4

Weisheit

Robert F "Bob"

11 Jul 1926

14 Feb 2014

Husband of Rosemary (BROWN) WEISHEIT. 


Married 29 Nov 1947


Son of Frank & Edyth Irene (GRAY) WEISHEIT.


“Our Children:  Richard, R Keith, Kim, Debra, Brad, Scott”


Pfc., MP 11th Airborne Div., US Army, WW II.



(Click here to view obituary.)

1340

1631

2C

5

Weisheit

Rosemary

15 Jan 1930

20 Mar 2011

nee BROWN.  Wife of Robert F WEISHEIT. 


Married 29 Nov 1947.


Daughter of Fred & Mary (HATFIELD) BROWN.


“Our Children:  Richard, R Keith, Kim, Debra, Brad, Scott”


(Click here to view obituary.)

1340

1631

2C

5

Weist

Andrew

12 Nov 1864

18 Feb 1948

Husband of Libbie WEIST.

“Father”

9239

1E

6

Weist

Clayton A

1 Sep 1908

1 Jun 2005

Husband of Mary E WEIST.  Son of Andrew "Andy" & Libbie (ELSFELDER) WEIST.

Col. US Army, WW II.



(Click here to view obituary.)

9887

9888

2A

7

Weist

Libbie

23 Aug 1878

30 Jan 1971

Wife of Andrew WEIST.

“Mother”

9240

1E

6

Weist

Mary E

1912

14 Jan 1988

Wife of Clayton A WEIST.

9887

2A

7

Welborn

G Jerauld

1872

1955

Husband of Mary S WELBORN.

8832

1D

6

Welborn

Mary Catherine

1899

17 Sep 1984

"Miss"
"Died Cabridge, Mass."

8829

1D

6

Welborn

Mary S

1879

1936

Wife of G Jerauld WELBORN.

8832

1D

6

Wells - Williams

Emma N

5 Mar 1884

10 sep 1974

nee NEAR.  Wife of William R WELLS, 1st, married 16 Mar 1901 in Posey County, Indiana; and ? WILLIAMS, 2nd 


Daughter of George & Minnie (CARROLL) NEAR.

9230

1E

6

Wells

Mary Lucille

26 Aug 1901

28 Jul 1968

nee TOWER.  Wife of Wilbur Russell WELLS. 


Married 25 Jul 1923


Daughter of James & Zenia (ROBERTS) TOWER.

10266

2D

2

Wells

Robert Earl

10 Jul 1958

10 Jul 1958

Infant son of Lester & Blanche Elizabeth (GOODSON) WELLS.

9635

2A

3

Wells

Silas Willard

14 May 1884

12 May 1961

Husband of Ella May (EVANS) WELLS. 


Married:  7 Jan 1907 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.  (Marriage apparently dissolved before 1910.)


Son of George & Elizabeth "Lizzie" "Bessie" (LINVGL) WELLS. 


Note:  Spelling of his mother's maiden name is questionable.


Note:  Burial here reported on his Gibson County Death Certificate.

No headstone found or identified.

?

?

Wells

Wilbur Russell

2 Feb 1902

27 May 1999

Husband of Mary Lucille (TOWER) WELLS. 


Married 25 Jul 1923


Son of William Washington & Ruth Clara (CHAMBERS) WELLS.

10266

2D

2

Wells

William R

1 Dec 1872

28 Feb 1943

First husband of Emma (NEAR) WELLS WILLIAMS. 


Married:  16 Mar 1901 in Posey County, Indiana.


Son of William & Mary (MEDFORD) WELLS.

9230

1E

6

West

Commodore Raligh, Sr.

14 Nov 1922

20 Jun 1996

Husband of Mary Katheryn (GALES) WEST. 


Son of Butler & Josie (NAPIER) WEST.


Pfc., US Army, WW II.

9485

1F

6

West

Lulu M "Lula"

22 Oct 1886

28 Aug 1965

nee CARLISLE.  Wife of William F WEST. 


Daughter of John CARLISLE.

9100

1E

3

West

Mary Katherine

25 Jul 1929

4 Sep 2017

nee WARD.  Wife of Commodore Raligh WEST. 


Daughter of Herbert GALES & Lula (ROBERTS) GALES WARD.


(Click here to view obituary.)


Photo not yet available.

?

?

West

Van C

12 Oct 1910

7 Jul 1940

Husband of Jessie WEST.


Son of William F & Lulu M (CARLISLE) WEST.

9102

1E

3

West

William F

9 May 1882

23 Jan 1969

Husband of Lulu M (CARLISLE) WEST.

9101

1E

3

Westfall

Eliza E

1842

1923

Wife of James A WESTFALL.

8551

8550

1B

15

Westfall

Florence M

1882

1956

Wife of Lowell R WESTFALL.

“Mother”

8474

8471

1B

13

Westfall

George W

30 Apr 1903

7 Jun 1967

Husband of Jean R WESTFALL.

Indiana, Pvt., Co. B, 701st MP Bn., WW II.

8079

8080

1B

3

Westfall

Horace L

12 Dec 1865

15 Dec 1891

Son of Felix & Mary WESTFALL.

Aged 26 y’s. 3 d’s.

8297

1B

10

Westfall

J Harvey “Cowboy”

1898

15 Oct 1985

--

8475

8471

1B

13

Westfall

James A

21 Dec 1838

13 Jan 1923

Husband of Eliza E WESTFALL. 


Son of Stephen & Margart (KENDLE) WESTFALL.

8552

8550

1B

15

Westfall

Jean R

13 Mar 1906

17 Jun 2001

Wife of George W WESTFALL.

8079

1B

3

Westfall

John Clingan

2 Feb 1819

1898

Husband of Mary A WESTFALL. 


Son of Stephan & Margaret (KINDLE) CLINGAN WESTFALL.


(Note:  On reverse side of shaft; illegible.  He was still living at time of the 1880 census.)

8558

1B

15

Westfall

Lowell R

1879

1965

Husband of Florence M WESTFALL.

“Father”

8472

8471

1B

13

Westfall

Mary A

abt 1822

?? ??? 1879

Wife of John C WESTALL.

Aged ? (illegible)

8558

1B

15

Westfall

Nettie J

1868

1954

--

8549

8550

1B

15

Westfall

Oma C

1883

1960

Wife of Orus M WESTFALL.

8089

1B

4

Westfall

Orus M

1875

1955

Husband of Oma C WESTFALL.

8089

1B

4

Westfall

Rena F

1881

1960

--

8548

8550

1B

15

Westfall

Roy C

14 Oct 1900

3 Aug 1931

Son of Orus M & Oma C WESTFALL.

8088

1B

4

Westfall

Ruth Armstrong

1897

1970

--

8476

8471

1B

13

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.