- Friday, June 20, 1975
L.Delores Chance 41, of 9071 S. Indiana 39 Union Mills, died at 5:18
p.m. at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, IN following a two week
She was born Sept. 6, 1933 in Orange Co. to Charles and Una (Walls)
McBride and lived in this area (LaPorte Co) for 26 years after coming
from Orange County.
She was an employee of American Home Foods and a member of LaPorte
Church of Christ.
She was married Aug. 6, 1949 to Frank J. Chance who survives. Also
surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mary D. Tarnow of
Kingsford Heights, Wanda J. Martz of LaPorte, two sons Frank J. Jr., of
Hamlet, Jeffrey Todd Chance still at home, one stepson James A Chance
of Hobart, two grandchildren, her mother, Mrs. Una McBride of Knigsford
Heights, three brothers William McBride of Iowa, Desco McBride of
Chicago, Joseph C. Stewart of Hamlet, four sisters, Mrs. Blanche
Seybold of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Shirley Berndt, and Ann Holland both of
Indianapolis, and Mrs. Wanda McCammack of St. Louis, MO.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Haverstock Chapel with
burial in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
after 7 p.m. Sunday until the time of services. Submitted by Wanda
Chance, LaPorte Herald-Argus, LaPorte IN, June 21, 1975.
MERRY, Charles E.
Charles E. Merry, 67, of Campbellsburg, died at Humana University
Hospital in Louisville. (Dec. 19, 1990)
He was a member of Campbellsburg Christian Church and a retired
employee of O.P. Link Handle Company at Salem. He was formerly employed
with Washington County Highway Department.
Born in Taswell, he was the son of George and Hazel (Hollen) Merry. He
married Helen Pennington in 1944, and she survives. Also surviving are
three sons: Jim, Charles- and Glen, all of Campbellsburg; three
daughters: Leta K. Back, Salem, Glenda Huffman and Linda Wilkerson,
both of Medora; three brothers: George Merry Jr. And Bob Merry, both of
Salem, and Gene Merry, Hardinsburg; one sister: Wilma Sutton, Salem,
and 13 grandchildren.
One daughter, Penney, and one grandson preceded him in death.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday atDawalt funeral Home in Salem, Bro.
Forest Boston, and Bro. Joe Hollrah officiating. Burial will be in Hopp
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. Submitted
by Phyllis Bennett.
Joseph Thomas Breeden, son of Henry and Mary Ellen Breeden, was born
June 17, 1859 and departed this life July 26, 1937 at the age of 78
years, one month and nine days. Both parents died while he was very
young. After their death he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson.
In this home he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Susan
Mary Lashbrooks on July 30, 1882. To this union was born ten children;
three little sons preceded him in death. In childhood he accepted
Christ as his Saviour and gave his testimony in his last days of having
always tried to walk in the way of the Master and being ready to go
when the time came for him to answer the final roll call. He spent his
entire life in Orange county and neighbors knew him as a good neighbor,
especially in time of sickness. A kind, loving husband and father. He
was so patient. aid cheerful during his long illness, each day he grew
more frail. One by one he was compelled to give up the little chores he
loved to do when he could no longer go about. He enjoyed the visits of
his children, grand children and friends, He especially liked the
friendship of little children for he loved and was loved by them. The
little twins, Charles and Charlene who had brightened the home for more
than three years, were a constant pleasure to him. He loved nature and
often commented on its beauty. He will be sadly missed by a large
circle of friends and relatives, but most in the home where he was so
tenderly cared for., He leaves to mourn a half brother, W. B. Moore, of
Orleans, a bereaved wife, four sons and three daughters, Odis Breeden
of Roberts, Ill., Claud Breeden, Stella Holiday and Hattie 'Pearl
Wininger of Paoli, Ira Breeden, Dena Roberts of French Lick, and
Russell who lived in the home with him, 21 grandchildren and ten
great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Crocker at Moores Ridge,
Wednesday aftenoon and he was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the many friends who helped in words or deeds during
the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, J. T. Breeden.
We especially thank the minister and Mr. Ritter for his efficient
service, those who sang and all who gave flowers. Your kindness will
never be forgotten. The Family. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery for
Walter F. Bundy, 69, Eldon, Mo., who died Sunday at the home of a
brother in Mitchell. Rev. Max Timbrook will officiate and graveside
military honors will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion
He was born in Lawrence County Nov. 3, 1922 to Frank and Pearl
Goldsmith Bundy. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and an Army
veteran of World War 11.
Surviving are the wife, the former Kathleen Hall of Paoli; three sons,
William and Edward Bundy, both of Michigan City, and Wally Joe Bundy of
Salem; one daughter, Janet Bundy Kerr of Eldon, Mo.; and two brothers,
Kenneth Bundy of Ohio and Leo Bundy of Mitchell R2.
Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by
Funeral services were held Saturday at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home for
Raymond R. Apple, 78, Paoli Rl, who died Thursday (Nov 15, 1990) at
Orange County, Hospital. Rev. Donald Laird officiated and burial was in
Apples Chapel Cemetery.
He was born at Youngs Creek May 12, 1912 to John T. and Nann Tarr
Apple. He married Gladys Teaford. She died in 1947. He next married
Freda Moore, who died Nov. 5,1983.
He was a member of Apples Chapel Church, and a retired taxi owner and
operator. Surviving are one son, Paul Raymond Apple of Paoli; two
daughters; Linda Rae Hobson of Paoli and Brenda Kay Knight of
Indianapolis; two brothers, Robert Apple of Washington and Ollis Apple
of Houston, Tex.; two sisters; Elizabeth Darnell of New Albany and
Mildred Payton of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and nine grandchildren. Submitted
by Phyllis Bennett.
May, May 6, 1896 - January 15, 1691
FRENCH LICK - Ida May Collins, 94, of French Lick, died Tuesday evening
at Medco Center in French Lick. Born in Martin County, she was the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward (and Mary Burton) Self.
She was a member of the People's Tabernacle Church of French Lick.
Survivors include two sons: Dale Collins, R.2, French Lick, and Donald
Collins, R.1, Williams; four daughters: Luella Abels, Bedford, Mildred
Pridemore, Shoals, Ruth Beyers, R.1, French Lick, and Barbara Helton,
Florence, Colo.; 34 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Collins, in 1986;. and
a son, Cleo Collins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, with
the Rev. Randy Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Wininger
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5:30 p.m. today.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
James Clinton Lashbrooks, son of Hiram and Priscilla Kearby Lashbrooks,
was born in Orange county, in this locality, October 18, 1863, and
spent his entire life in this community. He was the youngest son of a
family of ten children all of whom lived to a ripe old age. Two of this
family, Mrs. Esther Wininger and Mrs. Susan Breeden, survive him.
In the fall of 1883 he was united in marriage to Luiza Jane Luttrell.
Four children were born to them, two of whom have preceded him in
death; a daughter, Edith, died in infancy, and a son, Clint, died in
1936. His companion of 52 years died in 1935. On September 21, 1941, he
was united in marriage to Minnie Lashbrooks, whom he had known since
his early youth. On Sunday afternoon, September 17, 1950, he quietly
passed away. He is survived by his widow, Minnie Lashbrooks, and two
daughters, Mrs. Ella Breeden and Mrs. Louis Breeden, both of French
Lick, and a step-son, Earl D. Lashbrooks of Indianapolis, four
step-grandchildren, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
His entire life was characterized by an endless amount of patience, and
a sincere Christian love for his fellowmen and his church. With his
great patience he met Life's disappointments and its joys. He found an
excuse for the man who had wronged him, and he found an excuse for the
person with whom no one else could find an excuse. In the discipline of
his children it was his patience in not scolding for "the forgotten
task" which made them more keenly aware of their shortcomings and
therefore the more careful next time. The needs the wishes of his
neighbors were paramount to his own work, his plow was often left in
the field while he aided someone else. His love of people was so great
that he wanted to be surrounded by them. Sunday morning he would attend
church, then he delighted in persuading as many people as possible to
accompany him home. When this church was yet in the "dream stage" he
was a trustee, and no one knows the time and money he spent in its
construction and maintenance. Many times he stretched the available
funds himself. He loved to attend church services, and was active up to
the last few months in his attendance.
In his dealings with others his fairness was of the caliber which
refused $10 for a haystack which he thought was worth $7.
With advancing age he never lost the youthful outlook, his enjoyment of
younger people and children remained outstanding. His admonition was
"Teach them to be good." One of his last concerns was for the care of
his widow, and with the clear perception that he was leaving this world
he asked God to bless the little greatgrandchildren whom he loved so
dearly, So ends a life which will be unforgettable in this community as
long as this Church shall stand.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and every one for the sympathy and kindness shown
us in our bereavement.
Mrs. Minnie Lashbrooks and son.
Mrs. Louis Breeden and family
Mrs. Ella Breeden and sons.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Dies At Paoli
Final rites were held at the Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home in Paoli for
Edgar L. Wells of Paoli. He was 71 years of age and died Friday at the
Orange County Hospital. He was the father of French Lick resident, Amy
He was born in Orange County on April 7,1919 to David P. and Martha
Ellen Newlin Wells. He is survived by his widow, Elsie J. Atteberry,
whom he married in 1940.
He was a member of the Concord Church and Paoli American Legion, a
veteran of World War II and retired from Carpenter Body Works.
Surviving with the widow are four sons, Edgar Cleon Wells, John David
Wells and Jerry Richard Wells, all of Paoli and Robert Owen Wells of
Marengo; five daughters, Margaret Ruth Gabbard of Jeffersonville,
Patricia Sanders of Orleans, Amy Beth Lowe of French Lick, and Rebecca
Jane England and Nancy Kay Murphy, both of Paoli; a twin brother,
Everett Wells of Paoli; three sisters, Mary Wolfe, Alice Elliott and
Joyce Patton, all of Paoli; sixteen grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1. p.m. Wednesday at Dillman-Ellis
Funeral Home for Guy Dillard, 82, Paoli, who died 3 a.m. Monday at his
home. (11-26-1990) Bro. Larry Richardson will officiate with burial in
Stampers Creels Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 27,1908; in Orange County to Charles and Rennie
Salmons Dillard. On Sept. 11,1964, he married Elsie Cox, who survives.
He was a former employee of Calcar Quarries and a retired truck driver.
Surviving with the wife are a son, William Dean Dillard of French Lick;
two daughters, Vivian Jean Parrott of Paoli and Eva Marie Knox of
Shoals; two sisters, Blanche Runyon of Orleans and Bertha Matthews of
Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until time
of the service Wednesday. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Herbert, 70, Dies Saturday
Herbert Emmons of French Lick died at the Medco Center where he was a
resident, early Saturday evening, December 15, 1990. He was the son of
James and Alma Akers and was born on June 17, 1920. He had never
married and had been employed as a laborer.
Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at the Mt.
Lebanon Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Nelson officiating. Surviving are
three brothers, Columbus Emmons of Bloomington, Harry Emmons of French
Lick and William E. Emmons of El Monte, California; also two sisters,
Jane Denton of Elizabethton, Tennessee and Lena Mae Emmons of
Butlerville. Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery for
Herbert Emmons, 70, French Lick, who died Saturday (12-15-1990) at
Medco Center in French Lick. Rev. Dennis Nelson is officiating.
He was born in Orange County June 17,1920 to James and Alma Akers
Surviving are three brothers, Columbus Emmons of Bloomington, Harry
Emmons of West Baden R2 and William Emmons of El Monte, Calif.; and two
sisters, Mrs. Jane Denton of Elizabethton Tenn. and Lena Mae Emmons of
Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by
Earl A. Thurston, 78, of French Lick died at the Orange County
Hospital, Monday afternoon, May 22, 1995.
He was born in Orange County November 16, 1918 to Frank P. and Ruth
Kellams Thurston. He married Mildred Clements in 1940 and she survives:
Mr. Thurston retired from NSWC Crane in 1980 and attended the Beechwood
Christian Church, was a WW II Army veteran and a member of the Fnench
Lick American Legion Post 76.
Surviving with Mrs. Thurston is a son, Lonnie Thurston of French Lick;
a daughter, Sanda Lou Crisp of Sellersburg; a brother, Roscoe Thurston,
of French Lick; three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Hughes.
Visitation at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home is 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 24; and 9 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. The funeral
is at 2 p.m. on Thursday with Rev. Doug Finney and Father John Hall
officiating. Burial will be in the Patoka Memorial Cemetery.
The French Lick American Legion Post 76 will conduct graveside military
rites. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral
Home for Dena E. Lagenour, 87, French Lick, who died Monday (Nov. 19,
1990) at Medco Center. Rev. Mike Grable will officiate with burial in
Moores Ridge Cemetery.
She was born April 24,1903, in Orange County, to Joseph and Susan
She was a homemaker and a member of the Paoli Baptist Church. Survivors
include a son, William Roberts of Houston; four grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Submitted by
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Filbeck and Cann Funeral Home
Ky. for Gene E. Qualkenbush, 64, Benton, Ky., who died, Saturday (Nov
17, 1990) at his home. Dr. Kenneth Brown officiated, with burial in
Trinity Springs Cemetery.
He was born July 11, 1926, in Orange County, to James M. and Vina
Pittman Qualkenbush. He married Kathleen Perkins and she survives.
He was a member of Free Baptist Church of Benton, Ky.,He retired from
the military after serving in World War II and the Korean War.
Surviving with the wife are a daughter, Gina Rose Walker of Winslow; a
brother, Jim Qualkenbush of Shoals; and three sisters, Ruth Stout and
Hazel Moore of French Lick; and Helen Payne of Shoals. Submitted by
Frances L., September a 1915 - Nov. 18, 1990
ORLEANS - Frances Lucille Taylor, 75, R. 2, Orleans, died at 11:55 a.m.
Sunday at Bedford Medical Center.
Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Flavie and Minnie
(Mann) Beasley. She married Leon Taylor April 20, 1846, and he survives.
She was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son: Gerry Taylor, Mitchell; two daughters: Mrs.
Fred (Janice) Goller, Orleans, and Carol Ruth Doran, Cottonwood, Ariz.;
six grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in
Orleans, Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Fairview
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Services were held Sunday at the Taswell Christian Church for Viva G.
Kaiser, 72, English, who died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday (11-29-1990) at
Humana Hospital-Audubon in Louisville. Bro. C.A. Lattimer officiated
with burial in Eckerty Cemetery.
She was born July 17,1918, in French Lick, to Howard and Sophia Crowder
Leonard. She married Roy Kaiser on Aug. 14, 1937 and he survives.
She was a member of the Christian Church and the VFW Auxiliary 6160 at
Surviving with the husband are two sons; Darrell Kaiser of Brownstown
and John Kaiser of Eckerty; four daughters, Mrs. Norma Flick of Iowa
Park, Tex., Mrs. Ruth Rathgeber of Wichita Falls, Tex., Mrs. Mary
McClain of Taswell and Mrs. Pam Harmon of Eckerty; three brothers, Carl
Leonard of Waterford, Wisc., Charles Leonard of Las Vegas, Nev. and
Hugh Leonard of Chandler, Ariz.; four sisters; Norma Gilliett of
Eckerty, Helen Sera of Chicago, Ill., Christina McGlynn of Wisconsin
Rapids, Wisc. and Brenda Wraliey. of Westerville, Oh.; 12
grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.
Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Submitted
by Phyllis Bennett.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Kraft Funeral Home in Clarksville
for Mabel E. Smith, 79, who died Feb. 16 (1991) at Green Valley
Convalescent Center. Burial was in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
She was the former Mabel Denton, a native of Paoli and a member of
Northside Christian Church.
Survivors include the husband, Kenneth L. Smith; two sons, Ayles and
Doyle Wells, both of Paoli; two stepsons, Lorne and Wayne Williams,
both of Houston, Tex.; five brothers, Bert Hill of Charlestown; Duris
Hill, of Jeffersonville, Carl Hill, Lawrence and Fred Denton, all of
Paoli; three sisters, Sylvia Bledsoe of Clarksville, and Zelma Hawk and
Ruth Reister, both of Orleans; and several grandchildren,
greatgrandchildren, and great-greatgrandchildren. Submitted by Phyllis
January 5, 1910 - January 1, 1991
FRENCH LICK - Rev. Tracy Crowder, 80, French Lick, died at 10:45 p.m.
Tuesday at Bedford Medical Center following a two month illness.
He was born in Dubois County to D.W. and Orena Cooper Crower. He
married Roberta E. Shipman, Nov. 29, 1928. and she died Jan. 5,1987. He
married Margaret Stobie Dec. 4, 1988 and she survives.
He and his family ministered for several years in area churches as the
Crowder Family Trio. He was a member of The Wesleyan Church and was
ordained in the Southern Indiana Wesleyan Conference in 1962. He
pastored churches in Sullivan, Oaktown, Otwell and Loogootee. He and
his late wife helped organize Calvary Chapel Community Church in French
Lick in 1978 which they pastored for 13 years. He attended Beechwood
Christian Church. He was also a retired carpenter and member and former
officer in the Carpenters Union.
Surviving with the widow are a son, Carl David Crowder of Plymouth,
Mich.; two daughters: Mrs. Berth (Sharon) Ragatz of Fort Wayne, and
Glendora Good of Bedford; a stepdaughter., Jamie Stobie Ben-Horin of
San Francisco, Calif.; a sister: Jessie Kirkland of French Lick; four
grandchildren; a step-grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and two
grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brosmer-Drabing
Funeral Home in French Lick with Revs. O.W. Willis and Mark O'Brien
officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Bedford Times) Submitted by
Tracy Crowder, 80, West Baden, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at, Brosmer-Drabing
Funeral Home with Revs. O.W. Willis and Mark O'Brien officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 5, 1910 in Dubois County to Daniel Webster and Orena
Cooper Crowder. He married Roberta Shipman Nov. 29, 1928 and she died
Jan. 5, 1987. He married Margaret Stobie Dec. 4,1988 and she survives.
He was a retired carpenter and minister ordained in the Southern
Indiana Conference of Wesleyan Churches in 1962. He ministered in
Sullivan, Oaktown, Otwell and Loogootee. He founded the Calvary Chapel
Church in French Lick in 1976 and also traveled and sang with the
Crowder Family Trio.
He served as steward of the carpenter's union for many years.
Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Glendora Goodwin of Bedford
and Sharon Ragatz of Ft. Wayne; one son, Carl David Crowder of
Plymouth, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Jamie Stobie of San Francisco; one
sister, Jessie Kirkland of French Lick; four, grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild. Visitation at the
funeral home is after 5 p.m. Thursday.(Paoli News) Submitted by Phyllis
Rev. Tracy Crowder DiesNew Year's Day
French Lick resident, Rev. Tracy Crowder, died late Tuesday evening at
the Bedford Medical Center after a two month illness.
He was born In Dubois County to D. W. and Orena Cooper Crowder and
married Roberta E. Shipman on November 29, 1928 and she preceded him in
death on January 5, 1987. He married Margaret Stobie on December 4,
1988 and she survives.
Rev. Crowder and his family ministered for several years in area
churches as the Crowder Family Trio. He was a member of the Wesleyan
Church and was ordained in the Southern Indiana Wesleyan Conference in
1962. He served churches in Sullivan, Oaktown, Otwell and Loogootee. He
and his late wife Roberta, helped organize the Calvary Chapel Community
Church in French Lick and they pastored there for thirteen years. He
attended Beechwood Christian Church. He was also a retired carpenter
and member and former officer in the Carpenter's Union.
Surviving with the widow are a son, Carl David Crowder of Plymouth,
Michigan; two daughters, Glendora Goodwin of Bedford and Sharon (Mrs.
Berth) Ragatz of Ft. Wayne, a stepdaughter; Jamie Stobie Ben-Horin of
San Francisco; a sister, Jessie Kirkland of French Lick; four
grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and two
Services were held on Friday, January 4, at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral
Home with Rev. O.W.Willis and Rev. Mark O'Brien officiating. Burial was
in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. (Spring Valley Herald). Submitted by
Services For Former Resident Held Tuesday
Funeral services for former Valley resident Leslie Austin Crowder, were
held Tuesday, Jan. 3 in St. Martin's Catholic Church at Whitfield.
Mr. Crowder, age 63. Loogootee, died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31,
1983 in the Jasper Memorial Hospital, following a week's illness.
Born in French Lick, Aug. 6, 1920, he was a son of the late Everett D.
and Pearl (Freeman) Crowder. He married Regina Norris on Sept. 7, 1940,
and she survives.
He had retired after 27 years employment with R.C.A. in Bloomington. He
was a member of St. John's and St. Martin's Catholic Churches and
served with the U.S. 10th Air Force during World War II in India, Burma
Surviving with the wife is a son, Earl R. Crowder of Loogootee; a
daughter. Mrs Mary E. Barmes of Wheatland; six grandchildren; one
great-granddaughter; three brothers, Clyde Crowder and Roy Dean
Crowder, both of Shoals and Forest Crowder of French Lick; and four
sisters, Mrs. George (Evelyn) Traylor and Mrs. Arthur (Audrey) Nob!e,
both of French Lick, Mrs. William (Colleen) Sample of Kokomo, and Carol
(Mona Lea) Rose of Indianapolis. Two brothers and a sister preceded him
Monsignor Carl Schuler and Father Carl Roos officiated final rites.
Burial was in the church cemetery, under the direction of Titzer
Funeral Home. A Parish Rosary was prayed at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Former Resident Dies Thursday
Van E. Elkins, age 68, formerly of this area, died Thursday, March 14
(1991) at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a
resident of Seymour.
He was born on July 25,1922 in Dubois, Indiana to Edwin and Eva
Eichmiller Elkins. He had been employed with the Indiana State Highway
Commission and at Indiana Limestone in Bedford.
He attended the Central Christian Church and was a member of the
SeymourAmerican Legion Post 89, Seymour V.F.W. Post 1925 and a veteran
of World War II.
He was preceded in death by a son and a daughter, three brothers and
He is survived by one son, Keith Ekins of Lexington, Kentucky, two
brothers, Bill Elkins of Dubois and Donald Elkins of French Lick; three
sisters, Hazel Elkins and Maggie Main, both of French Lick and Ella Mae
Chastain of Dubois; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home on
Saturday afternoon with Rev. George Bennett officiating. Burial was in
the Crystal Cemetery. Military rites were conducted. Submitted by
Lee Edward Hawkins died December 7 (1992), in Skokie, Illinois. He was
born December 27, 1926 to Valmore and Stella (Neugent) Hawkins of
Mr. Hawkins was a graduate of French Lick High School. He attended the
George Washington University in Washington D. C. and received his
Doctor of Philosophy degree from Indiana University. It was at Indiana
University where he received his Bachelor's degree, his Masters degree
and his Ph D. He served in the Attache Branch of the U. S. Army in
Hawkins taught at Indiana University and the University of Illinois.
Later he served as Director of Language Arts at the Niles Township High
Schools in Skokie. After retirement, he taught at Roosevelt University
He married Gretchen Downs on June 19, 1965.
He is survived by his wife Gretchen, two children, Blaine and Paige, a
sister Lucille Pinnick of West Baden, a sister Ruth Boyd of Shoals, and
a brother Walter Hawkins of Greensburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Vivian C. Kearby, 79, of RR 1, French Lick, died at Sellersburg on
Saturday, May 15 (1993).
She was born in Canada Sept. 16,1913 to Elvin E. and Pearl Kellams
Cope. She married Neal Kearby December 2,1933 and he survives.
Mrs. Kearby was a correspondent for the Dubois County Daily Herald, the
Springs Valley Herald (Valley View column), and the Paoli Republican.
She was a member of the Nicholson Valley Christian Church, Orange
County Republican Women and the French Lick Alumni Association and
graduated from French Lick High School in 1931. She was retired from
Northwood Institute where she worked for several years. She was
preceded in death by an infant daughter, Margaret Louise and a sister,
Vera Cope Weinbach.
Surviving with her husband, Neal Kearby are two daughters, Carol J.
Green of Sellersburg and Mary Beth Lakshamanan of New Cannan,
Connecticut; two brothers, Calvin Cope of Louisville and Blanchard Cope
of French Lick; a sister, Vemeta Crowder of Jeffersonville; four
grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon, May 18, at the Brosmer-Drabing
Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Craig Chestnut officiating. Burial was in
the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the
Nicholson Valley Christian Church. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Dies At Greensburg
Frederick Earl Lashbrook, 90, of Greensburg died Friday, September 6
(1991) at the Heritage House Nursing Home.
He was born December 12,1900 in French Lick to Zeno and Alice Livengood
Lashbrook. He moved to Greensburg in 1936 to work for Wright's Drug
Store, which he purchase in 1952. He retired in 1969.
He, was a graduate of Butler University and the Indianapolis College of
Pharmacy. He was a member of the French Lick Masonic Lodge.
He married Hazel Miles in 1925 in Columbus and she preceded him in
death in 1983.
He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Dessie Martin of Danville and
Maybelle Bourne of Stile. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Blanche, 91, dies September 18
Funeral services ware held Saturday for Anna Blanche Lashbrook of Paoli
who died September 18 at her home.
She was born in Orange County June 1,1900 to Enoch Richard and Rebecca
Cave Lashbrook and was a member of the Ames Chapel United Methodist
Church. She was also a member of Tri Kappa Associates of Path and to
Orange County Humane Society.
Surviving is a niece, Mary Lou Jackson of Lexington, Ky. who cared for
Burial was in the Ames Chapel Cemetery. Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Orange County Humane Society. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Final Rites Today For Samuel Qualkenbush
Samuel A. Qualkenbush, age 88, Rt. 1, Paoli, died at 9:55 a.m. Monday,
March 12 (1984) at home. He was born March 12, 1896 to Harley and
Hannah Moore Qualkenbush. He was first married to Pearl Irene Davidson
Qualkenbush who died March 10, 1976. On Feb. 22, 1977 he married
Maryland G. VanMeter and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Dean and Albert Qualkenbush of Paoli; a
sister, Mrs. Ethel Roach, Rt. 1, French Lick; three grandchildren; and
He was a retired timber buyer and farmer.
He was a member of the Syria Christian Church, where funeral services
will be held at 2:00 p.m. today (Wednesday), with Rev. Terry Kemp
officiating. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery under direction
of Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Thomas D. Crowder, age 90, Rt. 2, French Lick, died at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, June 18 (1894) at French Lick Medco Center.
Born Nov. 22, 1893 in Dubois County, he was a son of William A. and
Mary Elizabeth Bell Crowder. He was married to Maude Drake, who died
May 19, 1969.
He was employed as a farmer and construction worker. He was a member of
the Church of Christ.
Survivors Include three sons, Noral Crowder of Denver, Colo., George
and Joe Crowder, both of Rt, 2, French Lick; a sister, Mae Lashbrook of
French Lick; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from
Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, with Br. James Babcock officiating.
Burial will be in Cane Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home after 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday). Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home
for Stella E. Qualkenbush, 98, French Lick, who died Saturday (Aug. 7,
1993) at her daughter's residence in French Lick. Rev. Rex Russell
officiated with burial in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 9, 1895, in Orange County, to Harris and Nancy
Purkhiser Carnes. She married Leslie Qualkenbush and he preceded her in
death in 1988.
She was a retired school teacher in Orange County. She and her husband
owned and operated grocery stores in Paoli and Orleans. She was a
member of Beechwood Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Elsie Thurston of French Lick; a
granddaughter, Nancy Flick of French Lick; and a great-grandson, Eric
Flick of West Baden. Memorial contributions maybe made to the Orange
County Hospital Foundation Home. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
James 'Eddie' Riley, 60, of West Baden, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, May
22 (1993), at his residence. He was born in Paoli to Charles and Hattie
E. Riley May 15, 1933. He married Mary Jennings on March 21, 1954 and
He retired from U.S. Gypsum after 38 years and was a veteran of the
Korean Conflict. He was a member of the French Lick American Legion
Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Debra Hess of Ft. Wayne,
Diane Carnes and Denise Riley, both of West Baden; his mother, Hattie
Riley of Franklin, one sister, Onda Wheeler of Indianapolis; one
brother, John Riley of Greenwood and three grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday afternoon at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home with
Rev. Max Toliver officiating. Burial was in the Paoli Community
Cemetery. Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Funeral services were held Sunday for Celestia Fern Vincent, 69, Rt.1,
French Lick, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Rev. Rex Russell
officiated. Burial was in Anderson Cemetery.
She died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital in
Arlington, Va. Born in Martin County, she was the daughter of Samuel
and Celestia (Bledsoe) Hawkins. She married Carl Vincent, Jr., on Dec.
31, 1954, and he preceded her in death in 1991. A 1942 graduate of
Shoals High School, she was a homemaker, a member of Beechwood
Christian Church, Shoals Eagles Auxiliary and Hindostan Homemakers Club.
She is survived by one son, William Scott Vincent, Dumfries, Va.; six
brothers, Jack Hawkins, French Lick; Robert Hawkins, Roland; Tracy
Hawkins, Apache Junction, Ariz.; David Hawkins, Egypt; Dennis Hawkins,
Nebraska, and Gregory Hawkins, Union City, Calif, two sisters, Beverly
McCall, Sarasota, Fla., and Dixie Bell, French Lick, and one grandson.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
63, Dies Wednesday Morning,
Jack N. Sanders, age 63, of French Lick died early this morning (March
20, 1991) at the Orange County Hospital in Paoli.
He was born in Orange County to Elmer and Victoria Sanders on April
24,1927 and was employed as manager of Arribi Liquors In French Lick.
He was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76 and a World
War II veteran.
He is survived by his mother, Victoria Sanders; a daughter, Michelle
Sanders; two brothers, Sam Sanders, all of French Lick and James
Sanders of Browns Mill, New Jersey; and a half-brother, Earl Bledsoe of
Funeral services will be at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home on Friday
at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Submitted
by Phyllis Bennett.
P., 80, Dies At Medco
Estina P. Morris, age 80, of Pleasant View Apartments in West Baden,
died early Tuesday, March 19 (1991), at the Medco Center in French Lick.
She was born in Martin County to Richmond and Hattie Wininger Albright
on April 17, 1910. She had worked in resort hotels and been employed as
a waitress. She was a member of the French Lick American Legion
She was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers. Surviving
are two nieces, Diane Radcliff of Greenwood and Tammy Blevins of French
Lick and a nephew, Richard Albright, also of French Lick.
Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel
of the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Tolbert
officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Calling hours
are scheduled for after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Submitted by Phyllis Bennett.
Margaret Cox, 73, Taswell R2, died Monday (1992) at her home. The body
will be cremated with memorial services to be announced at a later date.
She was born in East St. Louis, Ill. on April 3, 1919 to George and
Katherine Hallows Baebler. She married Richard Cox Oct, 28, 1937 and he
died in October 1986.
She was a housewife. Surviving are one son, Don Cox of Lake Havasu
City, Ariz.; two daughters, Vicky Hogbert of Park Ridge, Ill., and
Carmen Patton of Taswell; and two brothers, George Baler of Lake Havasu
City, Ariz., and Paul Baebler of Missouri.
Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Submitted by