Orange County Obituaries
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
BARRETT, Vivian Macel
In Washington County, Indiana, on February 1, 1919, the home of Delza and Alta Clements Barrett was made brighter by the arrival of an infant daughter, namely Vivian Macel, a laughing innocent babe to love and train. Jesus said, "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." The ties that bind our hearts to God and Heaven are strengthened by these little ones. Practically all of her life was spent in this community with her family. She attended the Orleans School as long as her health would permit.
She united with the Mt. Pleasant Church on December 9, 1937. She not only united with the church, but she was a faithful member in all the departments of the church. Always there for all its services as long as her health permitted. The young people of this church feel that they have lost a true and faithful worker and loyal friend.
Like a hot house plant, the cold winds of life were too much for her frail body, and on May 28, 1940, after an illness of many weeks, she closed her eyes on this world's fogs and sorrows to awaken to a life of joy with a savior whom she knew and loved. She leaves to mourn her departure a father, mother, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, an aged grandfather who was one of the family and all who knew her in the church, school and community.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
CARROLL, Grant
A shock swept across the entire community Monday about 4:00 P.M. when the word came that Grant Carroll had been suddenly killed in an automobile accident near Ames Chapel while enroute home from a business mission at French Lick. We can not help but be reminded of the uncertainty of life. Mr. Carroll had just completed the remodeling of and moving into his new home adjoining his place of business - where as he had stated many times, he could quietly steal away for a short time and rest, as the years and the strain of business pressed harder upon him. The realization of this dream only lasted four weeks when he met his death.
Grant was the son of Samuel and Martha Mathers Carroll. He was born in Orange County, October 20, 1868 and died August 5, 1940. Being left motherless at an early age he was taken into the home of his maternal grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Mathers, where he grew to manhood.
October 15, 1896 he was united in marriage to Stella McKnight and to this union was born one son, Franklin Mathers Carroll. With the exception of 12 years in Paoli, and 2 years in the South, he spent his life in Orleans and vicinity.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Stella, his son, Frank and wife and little grandson, Jimmie, of whom he was very fond, also one half sister, Mrs. Anna Smith of Terre Haute, two half brothers, Mr. Will Carroll of Vincennes and Mr. Elsworth Carroll of Indianapolis.
Grant's sterling characteristics of honesty, sincerity, and dependability have been indelibly stamped upon all who intimately knew him. The world has truly been made better because he lived. He is not dead but resting for a while, and as Kipling so beautifully expressed it, will continue his work some day in a more perfected state.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
CARTER, Glen G.
Glen G. Carter, age 59, died at his home Wednesday morning, March 28 after an extended illness, although bedfast only for the past ten days.
Born in Grant County, Indiana August 15, 1885, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Carter. On October 4, 1923 he was married to Anna May Turley who preceded him in death in 1935. Mr. Carter was a graduate of Purdue University and worked in the Purdue Extension Department until 1926 at which time he came to the present home to make farming his life work.
The body will lie in state at the Ochs Funeral Home in Orleans where his friends may call at will. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. N. Burton, at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Church in Orleans and burial will be at Liberty Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, George and Walter, three brothers and two sisters.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
CHAILLAUX, Lula
Lurinda Ruth, daughter of Charles H. and Rebecca Wilson Trowbridge, was born July 21, 1892, in Lawrence County, Indiana. A short time later her parents moved to Northwest Township. It was here she grew to young womanhood. She attended the district school and attended church and Sunday school at Faucetts Chapel, later attending college at Danville, Indiana. Early in life she chose the profession of teaching and taught her first school in 1907 at the age of fifteen years. She taught, altogether, twenty-six terms of school. Very few, if any, have contributed so much to their home community as she, in an educational way, or as an influence on young lives, for good citizenship and strong character. Many have said that they owed their success in life to the training they received from her in the classroom.
She was married on May 26, 1917 to Louis Chaillaux. They established a home in Northwest Township where they lived until in May, 1944, the husband proceeded her to a better world. Since then her mother has lived with her, and a more devoted mother and daughter would indeed be hard to find. Upon the death of her husband in 1944 she assumed control and management of the whetstone factory. Being a lady of business ability she did a very creditable job in the management of the business, until about a year ago when she sold it to Mr. Will Ingalls of Bedford. She was elected trustee of Northwest Township in 1942. Because of her efficiency and the satisfactory manner in which she handled this office she was re-elected in 1946 without opposition. She was a credit to her race, an example for her sex, and an honor to her profession.
In the rush and confusion of modern civilization, in the bivouac of life, we are prone to forget the universal dominion of death, but the open grave, the casket, and a circle of mourning friends remind us that we, too, are mortal and that our bodies must return to earth and our spirit to the God who gave it. We know that she believed that the closing of doors here meant the opening somewhere else, and darkness here was somewhere else a dawn. As the evening shadows were beginning to fall on November 8th, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, she slipped quietly away. Her spirit took its flight into the great unknown, from whose bourne no traveler returns.
She leaves to mourn her passing her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Trowbridge; four uncles, Alonzo and Jesse Wilson of near here, John and James Wilson of Huron; three aunts, Mrs. Abe Pipher of Orleans, Mrs. Thomas Daniels of Bedford, and Mrs. Lawrence Sanders of Mitchell, Ind.; a number of cousins and a lot of friends.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
CHASTAIN, Elwood J. Car-Truck Collision Fatal to Elwood Chastain and Clarence Holmes A head-on car-truck collision late Friday night on Road 46 near Batesville took the lives of Elwood J. Chastain of this place and Clarence Holmes of Paoli.
Both were killed instantly when their car collided head-on with the truck which was attempting to pass another truck. Occupants of the truck which struck the Holmes' car were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Manley of Greensburg. Both were seriously injured and Fred O. Moody of Portsmouth, Ohio, driver of the other truck, suffered slight injuries.
The victims were both employed by the L. P. Cavitt Road Construction Co. Mr. Chastain was a foreman for the company and had been working near Batesville for the past three years. Burial preparations for Mr. Chastain were made at the Ochs Funeral Home, following which the body was taken to the residence Sunday to lie in state until Monday afternoon when funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church, by Rev. Carl Roark of Elnora. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Chastain was a son of Ira and Georgianna Jenkins Chastain, born in Orleans January 21, 1907. He was married in 1929 to Miss Hildred Cosby of Milltown, who, with their five daughters, Mrs. Fred Huffman, Rowena and Helen Chastain, all of Orleans, and Mona and Rachelle Ann Chastain, employed at Indianapolis, survive. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lelah Dawes and Mrs. Lee Sanders of Orleans, and Mrs. L. O. Gray of Bloomington. Funeral services for Mr. Holmes were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Paoli Baptist Church, with Rev. Powell Forbes officiating. Burial was made in the Community Cemetery in Paoli.
Mr. Holmes, 53 years of age, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Holmes. He, with his family, resided for a time in Orleans and he was a graduate of Orleans High School. He taught school for a few years and ha served in many positions, among which was County Surveyor and in the county highway department.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Corneleison Holmes, one son, John William, and one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Wilson, and three grandchildren, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes, all of Paoli; two brothers, Earl Holmes of Bedford and Linden Holmes, Paoli; and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Cornwell and Mrs. Raymond Reister, Paoli, and Mrs. Virgil Telfer of Martinsville.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
CHILD, Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes Child, daughter of William Matson and Ida Belle Child, was born in Campbellsburg September 8, 1902. She died in St. Edward's Hospital, New Albany, at 7:00 a.m. on September 28, 1947, at the age of 45 years and 20 days. Helen graduated from the Campbellsburg High School in 1920. She attended Indiana University two summers and taught school one year. She was operator of the Campbellsburg Telephone Exchange for five years. She then served as operator at Orleans for 19 years.
She was a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church. Besides her parents, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Meridith of Monon, and Mrs. George Knapp of Campbellsburg; one niece and four nephews; besides other relatives and a host of friends. She was a good and lovable woman who wore out her life in public service.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard

CHISM, Edmund
Edmund Chism, 52, farmer on Rural Route 1, died about nine o'clock Wednesday night at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford. After becoming seriously ill on Sunday he was taken to the hospital that night and submitted to surgery, however his condition was so critical that little hope was entertained at any time for his recovery.
He was born January 12, 1894, to James Chism, deceased, and Florence Prather Chism. He had lived his entire life in the same community of his birth, about three miles south of Orleans. Survivors other than the mother are the widow, Mrs. Elsie Lee Chism, an adopted son, William Chism, and a half sister, Mrs. Rowena Widener of Shelbyville.
Funeral arrangements will not be made until some word is received from the son, William. He had been with the Army of Occupation in France, but it is thought that the may be enroute home at this time, if so the body will be held until his arrival.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
ELROD, Effie Parish
Mrs. Effie Parish Elrod passed away last night, Wednesday, at 10:25 o'clock at her home on South maple St., following a week's confining illness from a stroke. She had been a semi-invalid since suffering a stroke five years ago.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the home. Born here, November 21, 1873, to Alfred and Nancy Warren Parish, she was one of five children, all of whom with the parents, preceded her in death, one in infancy, two sisters, Mrs. Will Halbert and Mrs. W. H. Sanders, and one brother, Alf M. Parish.
Her marriage to Will R. Elrod occurred March 28, 1895, and for six years they lived on a farm near Orleans, coming to their present home early in March of 1901.
She had been a life long member of the Orleans Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful worker and attendant as long as her health permitted. She was also a member of the local chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and had served as its Worthy Matron. Mrs. Elrod is survived by her husband and some nieces, two of whom are Mrs. Manse Turner and Mrs. Arthur Porter of Paoli.
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EWBANK, Lilly White
Mrs. Lilly White Ewbank, of Kingman, Indiana, passed away May 7th of heart ailment, at the age of 77 years and 3 months. She lived a few years on the farm now owned by the sons, Laten and Roy, east of Orleans, until the passing of her husband in 1910.
She then returned to Kingman to care for her aged father, and spent the remainder of her life there, with the exception of extended visits with her sons near Orleans.
Services were held Tuesday at the Christian Church in Kingman, with burial at the Harveysburg Cemetery, near Kingman.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
HOLMES, Clarence. Car-Truck Collision Fatal to Elwood Chastain and Clarence Holmes. A head-on car-truck collision late Friday night on Road 46 near Batesville took the lives of Elwood J. Chastain of this place and Clarence Holmes of Paoli.
Both were killed instantly when their car collided head-on with the truck which was attempting to pass another truck. Occupants of the truck which struck the Holmes' car were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Manley of Greensburg. Both were seriously injured and Fred O. Moody of Portsmouth, Ohio, driver of the other truck, suffered slight injuries. The victims were both employed by the L. P. Cavitt Road Construction Co. Mr. Chastain was a foreman for the company and had been working near Batesville for the past three years. Burial preparations for Mr. Chastain were made at the Ochs Funeral Home, following which the body was taken to the residence Sunday to lie in state until Monday afternoon when funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Church, by Rev. Carl Roark of Elnora. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Chastain was a son of Ira and Georgianna Jenkins Chastain, born in Orleans January 21, 1907. He was married in 1929 to Miss Hildred Cosby of Milltown, who, with their five daughters, Mrs. Fred Huffman, Rowena and Helen Chastain, all of Orleans, and Mona and Rachelle Ann Chastain, employed at Indianapolis, survive. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lelah Dawes and Mrs. Lee Sanders of Orleans, and Mrs. L. O. Gray of Bloomington.
Funeral services for Mr. Holmes were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Paoli Baptist Church, with Rev. Powell Forbes officiating. Burial was made in the Community Cemetery in Paoli.
Mr. Holmes, 53 years of age, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Holmes. He, with his family, resided for a time in Orleans and he was a graduate of Orleans High School. He taught school for a few years and ha served in many positions, among which was County Surveyor and in the county highway department.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Corneleison Holmes, one son, John William, and one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Wilson, and three grandchildren, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes, all of Paoli; two brothers, Earl Holmes of Bedford and Linden Holmes, Paoli; and three sisters, Mrs. Oscar Cornwell and Mrs. Raymond Reister, Paoli, and Mrs. Virgil Telfer of Martinsville.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
HUNSUCKER, Lois
Lois Irene, the small six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunsucker died early Tuesday morning of diphtheria following a very short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Nazarene Church in Mitchell. The Rev. Everett Atkinson will be in charge.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
MASSEY, Ralph
Ralph Massey, son of James and Mary Hostettler Massey, was born in Mitchell, Indiana, April 15, 1881 and departed this life April 29, 1947, at the age of 66 years and 14 days.
February 22, 1901, he was untied in marriage to Laura Mundy. To this union were born eight children, Frank, who died at the age of 5, Ira, Ola, Robert, Ruth, Homer, Charles and Rhoda.
When a young man he united with the Church of Christ at Mitchell. In his last sickness he renewed his covenant with God and told his wife he was ready and anxious to go, as he had suffered so much. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Only six weeks ago he moved back to their old home near Wesley Chapel, after living in Orleans one year.
Left to mourn the loss of a loved one are the heart broken wife, the children, Ira, Robert, Homer, Ruth and Charles of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ola and Rhoda of near Orleans; 20 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; one brother, John Massey of Chicago; and a host of relatives and friends.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
McCART, Perry
Perry McCart, retired attorney, died Wednesday afternoon at the Rosemont Rest Home, St. Matthews, Kentucky, where he had been a patient the past several months.
Funeral services have been arranged for 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Donald K. McCart. Burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Besides the son he is survived b y one daughter, Mrs. Doris Lanier of Danville, Kentucky.
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RANEY, Annie
Mrs. Annie Raney, wife of Thomas Raney, died Thursday afternoon about three o'clock at her home from a cerebral hemorrhage; although in frail health for several years, her death was unexpected.
She was born near West Baden July 10, 1873, to Alfred and Nancy DeWitt Tomilson. Her marriage to Mr. Raney occurred November 24, 1900.
Her modest disposition, her high character and helpfulness toward others won the respect of all who knew her. Survivors other than the husband is a foster daughter, Mrs. Ida Raney Donoho, of South Bend; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Holden, Brazil; Mrs. Minnie Raney, Lawrence, Ind.; and Mrs. Viona Johnson, Bloomington; and one brother, Charles Tomilson, Brazil.
She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, where funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in charge of the pastor, Rev. Roark, followed by burial in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
ROACH, Myra
The remains of Mrs. Myra Roach, 86 years of age, was brought to Orleans last Friday, from Monmouth, Illinois, where she died on February 24.
A native of this county, the deceased was reared near Orleans, the first of ten children born to William and Mary Phillips Roach. She grew to womanhood and lived most of her long life in and near the place of her birth. She was married to Edgar Roach, and to this union two children were born. The companion and two children preceded her in death.
Uniting with the Christian Church of Howard County, Indiana, she continued a faithful member there until her passing at Monmouth, where she had made her home with relatives for some time. Of her immediate family she leaves three sisters and three brothers, besides a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two of her brothers, Ira Roach and Alec Roach, reside east of Orleans.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Ochs Funeral Home, with Rev. Floyd Cook, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge. Burial followed in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
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STRANGE, Sarah
Aunt Sarah Strange, whose life came to an end at 2:30 the afternoon of June 12th, believed in the love of God and the glad assurance of life eternal, and had so lived that she might have a part and a place in the home that God has prepared for us. She was born March 11, 1868 near Chambersburg, Ind., the daughter of John and Elizabeth Wolfe and was united in marriage to Walker Strange May 26, 1900. To this union was born five children, Clarence, residing in Jasper, Ind.; Harold, John, and Stanley of Orleans. A daughter, Agnes and the companion have been called to the world beyond which was a great loss in her life. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and lived a true Christian life; also a devoted mother, always considerate of her children's welfare and with the same measure it was measured back to her with their ever loving care and devotion. Beside the children she leaves to mourn her loss, seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Jackson Cornwell and Mrs. Edith Nussear, both living in Orleans, and may relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church with Bro. Willie Hancock in charge. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery.
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TOLIVER, Ethel Scarlett
Ethel Scarlett Toliver, daughter of Otha and Anna Gerkin Scarlett was born in Shoals, Indiana, on May 29, 1893. God called her home on February 10, 1941 at the age of 47 years, 8 months, and 11 days.
On December 20, 1911, she was united in marriage to Hayden Toliver. To this union three children were born. She professed her faith in Christ and became a member of the Orangeville Methodist Church in 1932.
She leaves to mourn her untimely departure her husband, three children, Mildred Toliver Burton of near Orleans, Earl of Orleans, and Max at home, her father of near Faucetts Chapel, four grandchildren, Betty, Billy, Ollie Ray and Leroy Burton, one half-brother, three half-sisters, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1897 and a younger sister, Bessie, in 1903.
Ethel was a loving wife, a devoted mother, and a kind neighbor. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but her spirit will live on in the previous memories of their association with her.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
WEBB, Lizzie Brock
Lizzie Brock, daughter of William and Jane Dalton Brock, was one of ten children, three girls and seven boys. She was born on a farm near Paoli and within a few miles of this town has spent her entire life.
She was united in marriage to Alvin H. Webb, December 17, 1893. To this happy union nine children were born, Mrs. Lola Lindley, Orleans, Mrs. Lula Hall, Paoli; Mrs. Hazel Bosley, Paoli Township; Mrs. Tracy Chatham, deceased; Mrs. Bertha Judy, Salem; Charles, living near Orleans; Harry, at home; Dorothy, Indianapolis, and Mathew, deceased. They spent all but one year of their married life on a farm near the Old Union Church, where they won the love and respect of all.
She was converted and united with this church in her early married life. By so doing, she set a noble example for her family and great was her joy when she saw the husband and children follow in her footsteps. It was their happy privilege to see these children grow, attend school, three of the number enter the teaching profession and the youngest girl become a stenographer. It seemed no happier home could be found until the clouds of affliction began to gather over them when the husband and father was stricken. The first sorrow came when he was called Home after thirty-three years of their journey together. In one short year, the youngest child, Mathew, the idol of the home, went to be with the father. This sudden death seemed such a shock to the mother and she never quite recovered from it. In one more year, a daughter, Tracy, also died very suddenly. Many other sorrows followed, but through them all her life never grew bitter or resentful but she, at all times, was submissive to the will of her Christ whom she believed doeth all things well.
By nature she was cheerful, kind and sympathetic. When we think of a mother of nine children we know that many were the sacrifices, trials, and hardships which she bore. But with an often breathed prayer, no doubt and an abiding faith in her Christ, this mother's heart was filled with that beautiful love which flowed for all to the end.
She was a great lover of nature and her flowers were always an evidence in the home and were of unusual beauty.
For the past nine moths she has suffered severe affliction and the devoted children have left nothing undone which seemed to hold a ray of hope for her recovery. We cannot refrain from mentioning the beautiful devotion of the son, Harry, who through the long nights and days of her intense suffering has been at her side almost constantly, ministering and hoping that mother would be spared. Many were her expressions of gratitude for the loving care given her at all times by each of the children. She was never known to complain but was always optimistic, cheerful and anxious to be spared for her children she loved so much.
But though ties here were most tender and her love deep and never failing for all her loved ones, there too were Heavenly ties and beckoning hands calling this weary little mother to a Home where she will never know pain nor sorrow. She spoke often of the loved ones waiting in that beautiful City and of being ready at the Master's call which came as peacefully as a little child falling asleep in its mother's arms on Sunday evening, May 16, 1937, at her home in Orleans.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
YATES, Wilma
Wilma, the seventeen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yates of Bloomington, passed away here at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Annie Dotts, on last Thursday morning at eleven o'clock, following a long period of ill health.
Wilma was of a sunny and cheerful disposition, although her health prevented her taking part in the many activities of her young friends. She completed her grade school education and when she was ready to enter High School, her health would not permit her to continue further.
For some time it was feared that tuberculosis had gained an unrelenting hold upon this frail young body, but two sputum tests showed this to be untrue. Further examination and inquiry by the physician revealed that the girl had fallen when a small child and broken a rib which had never properly healed and was pressing against the heart and lungs. The continued pressure caused a slump in vitality and failing health, finally resulting in Wilma's untimely death.
She is survived by her parents, her grandmother, four half brothers and one half sister. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. U. Kline, interment following in Fairview Cemetery.

Contributed by, Lynne Acres
(Source: Paoli Republican, 27 Sept 2005)
EICKELBERGER, WALTER DALE - Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McAdams Mortuary for WALTER DALE EICKELBERGER Jr., 42, Beech Grove, who died Friday at Heart Hospital St. Francis South in Indianapolis.
Born in Beech Grove on Dec. 25, 1962, he was the son of DALE EICKELBERGER Sr. and JANET N. ARMSTRONG EICKELBERGER. He married APRIL TINDALL, and she survives.
He was a cook for Valle Vista of Greenwood for 10 years. Surviving with the wife of Beech Grove are one son, MICHAEL EICKELBERGER; his father; one brother, DAVID EICKELBERGER; and three sisters, DONNA EICKELBERGER, CINDY CASSIDY and BEVERLY SMITH. He was preceded in death by his mother and his paternal grand-parents, KNOFEL and DORA EICKELBERGER. Visitation at the mortuary will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
(Source: Paoli Republican, 27 Sept 2005)
HAIL, CHARLES EDWARD - Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary for CHARLES EDWARD HAIL Sr., 44, West Baden, formerly of Florida, who died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Chicago, IL, on Sept. 21, 1961, he was the son of PHIL B. and REBECCA HOLMAN HAIL.
He married TINA SHEPARD on Jan. 1, 2001, and she survives. He was a manager/cook at Taco Bell/KFC in Paoli and was a handyman. He was a member of Bethel Church. Surviving with the wife are his father and stepmother, PHIL and JUDY HAIL of Anniston, AL; his mother, REBECCA ASH of Paoli; one son, CHARLES E. HAIL Jr. of West Baden; two stepsons, ANTHONY VANOVER of Jasper and DANIEL R. MCKENZIE IV of West Baden; one brother, DANIEL R. MCKENZIE III of Florida; two sisters, DAWN FRENCH of French Lick and MICHELLE NEWLIN of Paoli; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, MICHAEL ASH; one brother, MARTY HAIL; and one sister, STACY WALLS. Visitation at the mortuary will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. Memorial con-tributions may be made to T.L. Pinnick Mortuary.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
(Source: Paoli Republican, 27 Sept 2005)
MEYER, TRAVIS LEE - Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Denbo Funeral Home for TRAVIS LEE MEYER, 13, Taswell, who died Saturday at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY, from injuries sustained in a moped-truck accident.
Born in Jasper on Oct. 24, 1991, he was the son of DANA MEYER and LISA CRANE. He was an eighth grade student at Crawford County Junior High.
Survivors include his father of Taswell; his mother and stepfather, LISA and RAY CRANE of Orleans; three sisters, MILISSA BROOKS of Paoli and TASHA and MARIE MEYER, both of Taswell; one stepsister, SABRINA CRANE of Orleans; his grandparents, AUSBEL and NORMA STURGEON of French Lick and BETTY MEYER of Eckerty; and his step-grandmother, ONEDA CRANE of Orleans. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Rev. Brian Harrison will officiate the service, with burial in Bethany Union Cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Denbo Funeral Home.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
(Source: Paoli Republican, 27 Sept 2005)
KERBY, FORREST - Funeral services were conducted Monday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary for FORREST KERBY, 79, West Baden, who died Friday at his home. Born in Orange County on May 3, 1926, he was the son of HARRY and ALMA QUALKENBUSH KERBY.
He married GLADYS L. WILSON on March 27, 1947, and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2001. He then married BETTY MEEHAN on March 9, 2002, and she survives. He had been vice president of Cornwell Co. from 1949-1974. He was also plant manager of Wood Design for six years, and following retirement, owned and operated Kerby's Furniture Restoration. He had worked in the refinishing business for over 50 years, retiring in March 2005. He had served as Orange County Commissioner from 1978-1982. He was a member of Ames Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Leader, trustee, youth leader and on various committees, including renovation and building committee. He was also a member of Ames Chapel Cemetery Board, French Lick-Northwest Township Farm Bureau and French Lick American Legion Post #76. Surviving with the wife of West Baden are three sons, MICHAEL, GARY and CARLTON KERBY, all of West Baden; one daughter, PATRICIA KERBY of West Baden; four stepsons, RONNIE MEEHAN of Atlanta, GA, RAY MEEHAN of West Baden, DANNY MEEHAN of French Lick and WAYNE MEEHAN of Paoli; two sisters, DONNA HOLMES of Paoli and NORMA JACOBS of French Lick; five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death with the first wife were his parents and one granddaughter in infancy. Pastor GARY LOY officiated the service, with burial in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ames Chapel Church Building Fund or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
(Source: Bedford Times Mail, 3 Oct 2005)
PENDLEY, JUANITA - Aug. 17, 1921 - Oct. 1, 2005 - 84, died at 9:12 p.m. Saturday at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick. She was a homemaker who loved to embroider and was a member of the Natchez Church.
Survivors include: four sons, WAYNE PENDLEY, Powell Valley, LARRY PENDLEY, Roland, TOM PENDLEY, French Lick, and FRANK PENDLEY, West Baden Springs; two daughters, JANE ARCHER, Shoals, and ROBIN PURKHISER, West Baden Springs; two brothers, DENNIS NELSON, French Lick, and EUGENE NELSON, West Baden Springs; one sister, GENEVA ROACH, Waverly; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary with Bro. JOHN MOFFATT officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Cemetery near Powell Valley. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(Source: The Paoli News Republican, 4 Oct 2005)
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary for JUANITA NELSON PENDLEY, 84, French Lick, who died Saturday at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Orange County on Aug. 17, 1921, she was the daughter of ALBERT and VIRGINIA PURKHISER NELSON. She married GEORGE PENDLEY on Sept. 26, 1936, and he preceded her in death on March 19, 2005. She was a homemaker and a member of Natchez Church.
Survivors include four sons, WAYNE PENDLEY of Powell Valley, LARRY PENDLEY of Roland, TOM PENDLEY of French Lick and FRANK PENDLEY of West Baden; two daughters, JANE ARCHER of Shoals and ROBIN PURKHISER of West Baden; two brothers, DENNIS NELSON of French Lick and EUGENE NELSON of West Baden; one sister, GENEVA ROACH of Waverly; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death with the husband were her parents and one son, ROBERT DWIGHT PENDLEY. Visitation at the mortuary will be from 8 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Bro. JOHN MOFFATT will officiate the service, with burial in Anderson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres (The Desert News, Salt Lake City, 23, Nov 1991 pB5)
WHITE, CHARLES BAKER - 73, passed away peacefully at his Bountiful home on November 21, 1991 after a long illness. Born September 15, 1918 in Paoli, Indiana to FRANK and CARRIE UNDERWOOD WHITE. He married MARIE LOUISE THOMAS September 3, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan.
He retired in 1981 from Hatchco Trucking. He served in the Pacific Theatre, World War II, Army Infantry.
Member of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church. Member of the Bonneville Lodge #31 F&AM, of Bountiful, member of the Scottish Rite and El Kalah Shrine of Salt Lake City.
He was a gentle man and endured with dignity. He is survived by his wife, MARIE; children, ROBBIE and her husband BRENT ALRED; CHARLES T. (CASEY) WHITE, all of Bountiful; PATRICIA MIZE, Centerville; grandchildren, ANNE AKINS, San Francisco, Calif.; NICOLE MIZE, Salt Lake City; JENNIFER MIZE, Cneterville; brother, THOMAS WHITE, California City, Calif.; sister, ORENA LADD, Indianapolis, Indiana. Preceded in death by daughter, JOAN AKINS.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 25, 1991, 12 noon, at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment and funeral directors, Lakeview Memorial Estates, 1640 East Lakeview Drive, Bountiful.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Mount Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres(Source: Bedford Times Mail, 3 Oct 2005)
WRIGHT, WILLIAM "BILL" - 78, Carmel, formerly of French Lick, died today at St. Vincent's Hospice in Carmel. Arrangements are pending at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick.
Contributed by, Lynne Acres (Source: Paoli News Republican, 4 Oct 2005)
ZEHR, WILLIAM JAKE - Funeral services were conducted Sept. 24 at Denbo Funeral Home in English for WILLIAM JAKE ZEHR, 73, Avon, who died Sept. 21.
He married LEONA ZEHR, and she preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.
He worked in the heat treat at Allison Division of General Motors for 37 years, retiring in 1988. He was also employed at Marsh Supermarket at Rockville and Lynhurst for nine years.
He was a member of Avon American Legion, an honorary member of VFW Post #1587 and the UAW Local #933.
Survivors include one son, ROBERT E. ZEHR; four brothers, ELVIN "TINY" WILBUR "WIB," GENE and ED ZEHR; four sisters, BEATRICE PRUITT, WANDA SMITH, BARBARA SPEARS and WILMA "SNOOKS" MORRISON; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Taswell Cemetery in Taswell. Conkle Funeral Home in Avon was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
DAY, Ruth. Mrs. Ruth E. Tow Day, 56, died about 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 29, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, immediately after being admitted.
Her death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, at her home near Bromer. She had been in her usual health and her death was a great shock to her family and friends. She was born in Indianapolis November 4, 1891, the daughter of George and Ellen Wimmer. After her marriage in that city to Addison L. Tow of Bromer, she moved to Mitchell where she lived until October 1922, when she moved to Detroit, where Mr. Tow's death occurred in July 1943. On September 30, 1944, she was married to Clyde B. Day of Detroit, who survives. In 1945 they bought the farm near Bromer, where she had since spent much of her time.
The remains were prepared for burial at the Ochs Funeral Home and lay in state there until Tuesday morning and then taken to Detroit. Funeral services were held there today (Thursday) at the Haley Funeral Home, and interment followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery. She was a member of the Mitchell Christian Church. Surviving with the husband is one son, Maurice Tow, of Bromer; one step-son, Frank Day of Detroit; two brothers, Clarence E. Wimmer, Bromer, and Frank Wimmer of Detroit.

Contributed by, Cathy Beard
ELMORE, Julia. Mrs. Julia Elmore, 82, died about 7:30 Friday morning, May 21, at her home in French Lick, following a stroke on Wednesday night. She had been in failing health for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the French Lick Holiness Church, followed by burial at Scarlett Ridge. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Townsend of Malcolm, Iowa; three sons, Adam and Charles Elmore of French Lick, and Lloyd Elmore of Orleans; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
ERWIN, William. 'Tis thus we prepare our tribute to William Erwin, who as the son of the late Andrew and Amanda Swarts Erwin, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, June 24, 1873, age 73 years, 11 months and 24 days.
He was married in early manhood to Ella Quarterman. To this union were born two sons, Therin and Melbourne. This companion, both sons, and one grandson have preceded him in death. On April 12, 1927, he again was married to Lillie Padgett, who survives. He was a member of the Orleans Baptist Church and the I. O. O. F. Lodge. Besides his companion he leaves to mourn six grandchildren, Mrs. Carl Shaw, Mrs. Lillian Mitchell, Mrs. Morris Pruett, Ralph and Jimmie Erwin, all of Bloomington, and LaVern Erwin, U. S. Army, now stationed in Germany, and eight great grandchildren.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
HILL, Howard W. A letter of information on the details of the death of Howard Hill has been received by his sister, Mrs. Floyd Hill. Inns, Austria, 24 May 1945, Dear Mrs. Elrod, I am writing you in regard to your late brother, Howard W. Hill. He was killed in action against the enemy on the 26th of April 1945. He gave his life for the lives of his comrades in defense of a beachhead across the Danube River at Regensburg, Germany.
Howard was crawling up a railroad embankment trying to locate some enemy snipers. A mortar shell landed on some telephone wires over him and he died from the wounds inflicted. He died almost instantly and did not suffer.
Howard was given full military honors and buried by a Protestant Minister in the Temporary Division Cemetery at Nuremberg, Germany. His body will be moved later to the Third Army Cemetery at Normandy, France.
Howard Hill was a superior soldier who was held in high regard by all who knew him. He gave his life on the battlefield in defense of the principles for which he lived. With my most humble sympathies. Sincerely, George F. LaMaine, 1st Lt. Infantry.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
LYNCH, Roy. Roy Lynch, 44, owner of the Orleans Town Tavern, was found dead in a small room at the rear of the restaurant about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. William R. Gibbons, Justice of the Peace, acting coroner, investigating found he had suffered a heart attack more than an hour previously.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Ochs funeral home. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. A native of Orleans, he was the son of the late Frank Lynch. He had returned to Orleans to open a restaurant in October after several years residence in the west. Surviving are a wife and mother, Mrs. Emma Lynch, of Orleans.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
MAGILL, Anna. Death came to Mrs. Anna Magill at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday at her home in West Orleans, following an illness of four years, three of which she had been a bed patient most of the time.
Her invidalism was borne with the same courage and fortitude that marked her entire life. She was always cheerful and deeply appreciative of the tender care given by her children. She was born in French Lick, July 17, 1858, the daughter of William and Phillisa Ann Taylor. On May 27, 1877 she was married to James M. Rutherford. Their home was established in Stampers Creek Township, and to this union four children were born, Effie, now Mrs. John King, Lennie Rutherford, both of Orleans; Exie and Oma (Mrs. Fred Coulter), both deceased. The death of this companion occurred September 30, 1888. On April 21, 1890 she was united in marriage to Richard Magill, of that same community. To this union was born one son, Ernest Magill.
In 1916 she moved with her family to Orleans, where she had since resided, and where Mr. Magill died November 16, 1925. Since that time she had lived with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Lennie Rutherford. The remains were prepared for burial at the Ochs Funeral Home and will lie in state there until the funeral hour, arranged for one o'clock, Friday, at Stampers Creek Church, with Rev. W. C. Hancock officiating. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors other than the three children named are three step-daughters, Mrs. Evaline Holaday of near Rego, Mrs. Ella Standeford and Mrs. Addie Busick, Orleans; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one brother, Jeff Taylor of Laporte, Indiana. Interment will be made in the Posey Cemetery.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
MAGNER, Geraldine Marie. August 7, 1941. The privilege of participating in memorial services b rings two distinct and opposite feelings. One is the sorrow at the departure of a friend so young and the other is the gratification that comes of being permitted to join in the parting of such a worthy friend and neighbor. It is fitting therefore that we have gathered here to pay a parting tribute of love and respect to this daughter, sister, relative and friend. Geraldine Marie Magner was the daughter of LaVern and Ruby Elrod Magner.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
MCCOY, Charles Babe. Funeral services for Charles Babe McCoy, 62, who died Saturday morning at his home in Indianapolis, following a three month's illness, were held at 2:00 p.m. at the Ochs Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leroy Hodapp, Orleans Methodist pastor, officiating.
The deceased was born near Bromer on May 17, 1885, the son of Edward and Lydia Fisher McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a retired hotel clerk. He had been employed at Terre Haute, Bedford, Indianapolis, and at hotels throughout Illinois and Tennessee. The remains were prepared for burial at the Flanner-Buchanan Mortuary, Indianapolis, but brought to the Ochs Funeral Home on Sunday.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Faye McCoy, and one brother, Dr. F. C. McCoy, both of Indianapolis. Interment was made in the Trimble Cemetery.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
SCHOOLFIELD, Johnny William. John William Schoolfield, the 4 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Schoolfield was found dead in bed this morning about 9:340 o'clock by his mother when she went to awaken him.
He had had a cold the past few days but had not been confined to his bed. However he had difficulty in getting to sleep last night and previously when getting to sleep late at night he would sleep late the next morning, so Mrs. Schoolfield had made every effort to keep the home quiet this morning so that he might get his rest.
When she found him the covers on the bed were not disarranged, indicating that he died while sleeping. As we go to press the coroner's decision has not been given but it is thought that death must have resulted from a coronary condition.
Johnny Bill was a bright, happy youngster that made friends readily and was widely known as he so often accompanied his father on his professional calls.
Surviving with the parents are two other children, Nancy and Tommy.
Funeral services will be held at the local Methodist Church Sunday afternoon. Interment will be made in the Cresthaven Cemetery.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
STONE, Robert D. Robert D. Stone, 21, Orleans, was killed Saturday when the automobile in which he was riding skidded on a curve and struck a tree on Road 337 in Orange County.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
VANCLEAVAE, Dora. Mrs. Dora VanCleave, wife of George VanCleave, died late Tuesday afternoon at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The accident happened on State road 37, on the "S" curve between Orleans and Mitchell, as they were returning home from the latter place. Mr. VanCleave, driving, seemingly lost control of the car as it approached the curve and ran off the highway into a ditch. The officers who investigated did not think the car overturned. Mrs. VanCleave sustained a broken hip, arm and head injuries, and possible internal injuries; while Mr. VanCleave received some fractured ribs, head injury and both hands were injured. They were taken to the Dunn Hospital in the Ochs ambulance. Mr. VanCleave was released on Wednesday afternoon and brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnson, where he is presently being cared for.
Mrs. VanCleave was the daughter of John and Julia Trabue Trinkle, born October 17, 1867, in Washington County. Her marriage to Mr. VanCleave occurred about sixty years ago. Prior to her moving to this community twenty years ago she had lived near Livonia. She was a member of the Livonia Presbyterian Church. The body was prepared for burial at the Ochs Funeral Home, and will lay in state there. Funeral services will be conducted from there at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Livonia Cemetery.
Survivors, besides the husband, are two sisters, Mrs. Ben Galloway, near Bromer, and Mrs. Harley VanCleave of Livonia, and one brother, Thad Trinkle of Leipsic.
Contributed by, Cathy Beard
WOLFE, Coy. Coy Wolfe Killed on Luzon. Pvt. Coy Wolfe, 19, was killed in action on the island of Luzon, April 17, according to a message received Monday night by his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Wolfe, east of Paoli. Pvt. Wolfe attended the Paoli High School before his induction into the service.
Contributed by, Lyn Taylor
Ruth Anna Steiner of Bellevue, Washington, died at her home on Friday, July 22, 2005. She was 84 years old.
Ruth was born on August 27, 1920 in French Lick, Indiana. She was the youngest daughter of Levi K. and Ora Kimble Ellis. Her father was one of the owners of the Star Store located in the heart of French Lick. Ruth was also the granddaughter of Levi K. and Nancy Jane Ellis. She graduated from Hanover College in June of 1944 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After graduation, Ruth moved to Indianapolis where she accepted a position in advertising with L.S. Ayers Department Store. She married William P. Steiner on June 20th, 1947 after his return from World War II. After the birth of their second child, they moved briefly to Beaverton, Oregon and eventually settled in the fall of 1956 on Mercer Island, Washington.
Ruth was very active at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bellevue and was a member of the Alpine Service League. For over 15 years, Ruth was a volunteer at Maplewood Heights Elementary School in Renton in second, third, and special needs classrooms.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Kimble and William Ellis, her husband, William Steiner, sister Laura Street, brothers William and Farwell Ellis, and her daughter, Amy Steiner.
Survivors include daughter, Lyn Taylor; son, Jon Steiner; granddaughters, Amy Stewart, Anna Lynch, Maura Steiner; grandsons, Travis Steiner and Adam Taylor; and greatgrandson, Nolan Stewart. All reside in Washington State.
Contributed by, Vicki Binder
30 Dec 1927 Bethany Echo newspaper, Bethany, Illinois ‘Aged Man Dead’.
Lyman Sylvester Jones was born November 14, 1851 in Orange County, Indiana, and departed this life December 21, 1927 at the age of 76 years 1 month and seven days.
He was married October 1,1869 to Winifred Radcliff, who survives his death. To this union were born eleven children” Mrs. Wm. Manship, Mrs. James Moore, and John Jones, all of Bethany, Leonard and Samuel Jones of Knoxville, Iowa, Thomas Jones of English, Indiana; Mrs. William Smith of Erie, Kansas; and Mrs. Dudley Goodwin of Decatur. Three daughters, Ida Jones, Mrs. Wm. Bergman and Mrs. Edward McBride have preceded him in death.
At the age of 20 years he joined the United Brethren Church and remained a faithful Christian until the day of his death.
A private funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of his son, John Jones, Rev. Benj. C. Kelly officiating.
The music was furnished by Mr. And Mrs. Harve Stewart, and Mr. And Mrs. Frank Stewart. Miss Elma Mulholland presided at the piano.
Those having charge of the flowers were Mesdames Archie Thomas, Glenn Cruit, Fred Moon, Escoe Moon, Frank Walker and Miss Edna Moore. The pallbearers were Sherman, Lyman, Ed and Fred Manship, Howard Moore and Ralph Bergman.
The body was laid to rest in the local cemetery.
Contributed by, Vicki Binder
5 Jan 1934 Bethany Echo newspaper, Bethany, Illinois ‘Aged Lady Passed Away’
Mrs. Winefred Jones, wife of Lyman Jones who died five years ago, passed away Friday night (29 Dec 1933) in her home in the west part of town, following a short illness. She was 83 years of age.
Mrs. Jones was born in Indiana and had spent her entire life there until she and her husband moved here seven years ago.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Smith of Chanute, Kansas; Mrs. Fannie Goodwin of Decatur; Mrs. William Manship and Mrs. James Moore of Bethany; and four sons, Lou of Columbia, Iowa; Sam of Sheridan, Iowa; and Tom and John of Bethany.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Raymond McCallister Sunday afternoon in the Tohill Funeral Home. Music was furnished by Mrs. M.V. Weaver and Miss Madelyn Weaver, accompanied by Mrs. Raymond McCallister.
The pallbearers were grandsons and the flowers were in charge of the granddaughters.
Interment was in the local cemetery.

Contributed by, Lynne Acres
July 28, 1941 - Nov. 19, 2004
ANDERSON, DON CECIL - 63, of Paoli died at 11:50 p.m. Friday at the Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.
He was a construction worker. Survivors include his wife, ROBERTA "BOBBIE" (HULL) ANDERSON of Paoli; four daughters, DONITA CLARK, PENNY LONGEST and FREEDOM LYNN, all of Paoli, and BOBBIE ANDERSON of Mitchell; four sons, DONALD ANDERSON, CLINT ANDERSON, and JONATHON ANDERSON, all of Paoli, and DONNIE ANDERSON of Orleans; one grandson who lives in the home, MATHEW ANDERSON; 26 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli.
Burial will be in the Community Cemetery in Paoli. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 23 Nov 2004)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
ANDREW, JESSE HOLMES - 85, Greenwood, died March 5, 2003 at St. Vincent Hospital.
He was born Feb. 12, 1918 in French Lick, Indiana. His parents were ROY and LOMA (WALLS) ANDREW. He married EVELYN P. (DUNN) ANDREW. She survives.
Survivors include a son, CHARLES C. ANDREW three daughters, KAREN S. ANDREW, SHIRLEY E. KNOWLES and NINA C. ANDREW a sister, MARY BREEDEN five grandchildren.
He graduated from French Lick High School. He also graduated from Purdue University. He was employed for 13 years by Endress + Hauser in the purchasing department, having retired in 1987. He was a member of American Legion Post #252. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the European Theatre during WWII.
A service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory - Greenwood Chapel, Greenwood.
Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity. (Source: Indianapolis Star, 7 Mar 2003 pB4)

Contributed by, Lynne Acres
BAKER, ROBERT LEWIS - died quietly at his home in Orange Park, FL at 1:10 a.m. on August 5, 2005, following a five-year battle with colorectal cancer.
He was 64 years of age. He was born July 12, 1941, in Paoli, Indiana, to his parents, Dr. JAMES E. BAKER and Mrs. JANE HALL BAKER, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are his loving wife, IRIS DEAN BAKER and two sons JERRY DEAN BRECHT (CANDY), Falmouth, VA, and ANTHONY LEWIS BAKER (MARIA), Green Cove Springs, FL, survive him. Also surviving are a brother, JAMES EDWARD BAKER II (MARY ANN), Cincinnati, OH, a brother, JOHN FREDERICK BAKER, Pear Blossom, CA, a sister MARY JANE WOOLFORD, Little Rock, CA, a grandson, KEVIN BRECHT, granddaughter, KELLY BRECHT and several nieces and nephews.
ROBERT was a Department of the Army Civilian, retired from the Office of Assistant Chief of Engineers, after 33 years of Federal service.
He will be cremated and his ashes interred later, during a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives may contribute in his name to Hospice of Jacksonville.
Arrangements are under the care of BROADUS-RAINES & PONS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL. (Source: Washington Post, 7 Aug 2005)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
BEATY, DELPHENE LOIS CONDRA - 89, of Brook, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer.
Born Oct. 22, 1915, in Orange County, she was a 1933 graduate of Paoli High School. She married CLAUDE LEON BEATY on Dec. 22, 1933, in Paoli, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2002.
Mrs. BEATY was the secretary/treasurer of the Federal Land Bank for more than 30 years and also served as town clerk for Brook for eight years. She was a member of First Christian Church, King's Daughters, the Rensselaer Senior Citizens Bowling Team, Hazelden Ladies Golf Section, Hazelden Country Club, Brook Senior Fellowship and Friends of St. Joseph in Rensselaer. She was a charter member of the George Ade Hospital Auxiliary, organized the first hospital fair and served on the state board of Indiana Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years, serving two years as state resident of the board. (Source: West Lafayette Courier & Journal, 9 Sept 2005)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
BLU, FERNE MARIE - 80, died April 27, 2005, in Centennial, Colorado.
She was born on February 10, 1925, near French Lick in Orange County, Indiana, the younger daughter of WALTER EMMETT SIMMONS and MAUDE MARIE WALTERS.
In 1927 the family moved to South Bend, Indiana, where the children were brought up in the Christian Church (Disciples) and educated in the public schools of that city. She graduated from James Whitcome Riley High School in 1942 and followed her sister, KATHLEEN, to Indiana University, graduating early in 1946. Subsequently, she was employed by United Airlines as a stewardess. After a year and a half she returned to Indiana University to study for a master's degree in educational personnel and was employed as the counselor in a residence hall for women when she met ROBERT E. BLU, also a graduate student and later a dentist. They were married on November 24, 1948 just nine weeks after they met.
She continued to work as an academic and vocational counselor until starting her family in 1950. Her husband survives her as do daughters MARGARET ELLEN, JANET (GEORGE ROBINSON, deceased) and BARBARA (LAWRENCE LIGRANI), son ROBERT E., II (HEIDI), grandson NATHAN and granddaughter NICOLE. Her parents and sister preceded her in death.
Along with being a most loving, caring and giving wife and mother, she was a marvelous gourmet cook and devoted many enjoyable years to perfecting her culinary skills to the delight of her family and close friends.
There was cremation and the remains will be placed in Fort Logan National Cemetery. In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held.
Those wishing to contribute to her memory may do so to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were by Monarch Society. (Source: Rocky Mountain News, 8 May 2005)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
NOV. 1, 1917 - NOV. 5, 2004
BURTON, PAULINE MADDEN - 87, of Mitchell, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.
She was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, JAMES R. BURTON of Columbia, Mo.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until services Monday at the funeral home. (Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 8 Nov 2004)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
CAMPBELL, GARY NICHOLS - Former Sutherlin, Oregon, resident, GARY NICHOLS CAMPBELL, age 63, of Myrtle Point, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2005, at a Grants Pass Hospital.
A celebration of GARY'S life will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, June 24, 2005, at Amacher Park in Winchester, Oregon, with a potluck to follow.
GARY was born on March 19, 1942, in French Lick, Indiana. He married SANDRA on October 30, 1982, in Vernal, Utah.
He moved to Sutherlin from Oroville, California in 2001 and to Myrtle Point in 2004. He worked his lifetime in the lumber industry.
He enjoyed fishing, fixing things (with a big hammer), computers and buying lottery tickets.
He loved his wife, kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He loved all kids. GARY is survived by his wife, SANDRA; daughters, DENISE CORDON of Sutherlin; SAMANTHA FERGUSON of Yuba City, California; TEENA ROSE of Crawfordsville, Indiana; CINDY LARSON of Longview, Washington; sons, SCOTT FEHRN of Sutherlin; GARY LEE CAMPBELL of French Lick, Indiana; brother, RAY CAMPBELL of French Lick, Indiana; twin brothers, WILLARD and BILL CAMPBELL of French Lick, Indiana; sisters, BETTY BILLINGS of Salt Lake City, Utah; SANDY MINCEY of French Lick, Indiana; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, AMOS CAMPBELL; and sisters, ANN BOZARTH; MARTHA MARSHALL; and RUTH NOBLE. Chapel of the Valley L.B.
Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to SANDRA CAMPBELL, 3 Spruce Dr, Myrtle Point, Oregon, 97458. (Source: Roseburg, Oregon News-Review, 25 Jun 2005)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
HAY, MARVIN L. - Father of TAMMY ARNOLD of Bluffington, MARVIN L. HAY, 68, of Huntington, died Tuesday at Parkview Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hay was a machinist for 11 years at Huntington Sheet Metal. He was born in Millersburg, Indiana and was a Korean War Navy Seabees veteran.
In addition to the daughter in Bluffington, he is survived by his wife, PATRICIA; another daughter, MARALEE HUNT of Evansville; four sisters, KATHRYN LOCKHART and LINDA SMITH, both of Newburgh, and JUDY CREEK and SHERRY SHREVE, both of Boonville; three brothers, NOBLE of Haughton, La., STANLEY of Tulsa, Okla., and LINDALL LEE of Lynnville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, TIMOTHY LEE, is deceased.
Services at 11 a.m. Saturday will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntington. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at Huntington.
Calling hours at Deal-Robbins & Van Gilder Huntington Chapel will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorials to donors choice. (Source: Bluffington News Banner, 20 Feb 2004)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
BUTCHER, WILMA FAYE MAUDLIN - 77, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Indianapolis.
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was surrounded by her family and their memories at the time of her passing.
WILMA was born May 25, 1926, in Orleans, Indiana, to OTHO and NELLIE MAUDLIN.
She graduated from Orleans High School in 1944 and soon moved to Indianapolis, where she worked for the State of Indiana.
Later, WILMA worked for Western Electric before leaving to raise her family. She returned to work for L.S. Ayres, Glendale, retiring permanently in the late 80's with 26 years of dedicated service.
WILMA married ROLAND W. BUTCHER on May 14, 1948. WILMA was a member of Broad Ripple United Methodist Church and the Riviera Club. She also took great pride in her families accomplishments and activities.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, ROLAND W. BUTCHER; children, LAURA (MICHAEL) ELLER and PAUL E. (DEBORAH) BUTCHER; granddaughter, SARAH E. ELLER; brothers, LOWELL MAUDLIN and ROBERT "ADDIS" PENN. Preceding her in death were her parents, and step-mother, HELEN P. MAUDLIN; sisters, WANDA COMBS, AGNES FLINT, DOROTHY MAUDLIN, and brother OTHO MAUDLIN, Jr.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004 in Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Broad Ripple.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9 at the funeral center.
Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contribution may be made to Broad Ripple United Methodist Church. (Source: Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr 2004 pB6)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
CAMPBELL, DONALD J. - 45, of Paoli died Friday at his residence.
He was formerly employed by DIA Furniture in Jasper.
Survivors include four daughters, SHANNON CAMPBELL and JESSICA CAMPBELL, both of Orleans, LETESHA CHASTAIN of French Lick and JOEY MARIE CAMPBELL of West Baden Springs; five brothers, JERRY W. BASHAM of Irvington, Ky., ROGER BASHAM, MIKE BASHAM, BENJAMIN CAMPBELL, all of Louisville, Ky., and DANA CAMPBELL of Bedford; four sisters, MILDRED QUARLES of Louisville, Ky., RHONDA CAMPBELL of Bunker Hill, KATHY CAMPBELL of Herbster, Wis., and ANJI GORBET of Medora; and six grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
The body will be cremated.
Arrangements are under the direction of McAdams Mortuary of Paoli. (Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 23 Nov 2004)
Contributed by, Lynne Acres
CARR, JEAN PARKS - 76, of Tell City, died Monday at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
JEAN was born September 17, 1926, in French Lick, Indiana, daughter of the late ALBERT PARKS and PAULINE (COX) PARKS.
A 1944 graduate of Cannelton High School, she married THOMAS CARR November 27, 1952, at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Mr. CARR preceded her in death October 5, 2000. Also preceding her in death was a brother, First Lt. ALBERT PARKS, USAF.
She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Cannelton and attended First Baptist Church in Tell City. She was active in the Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Yarnekeg Club in Tell City.
She is survived by one daughter, LINDA CARR LAMAR, Mohegan Lake, New York; a sister, JEWELL YOUNG, Owensboro, Kentucky; three grandchildren, KIRK, TIMOTHY and EVAN LAMAR; and two great-grandchildren, MEGAN and JUSTIN LAMAR.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home Tell City Chapel, with burial in New Cliff Cemetery at Cannelton.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at Huber Funeral Home Tell City Chapel. The Rev. Harvey Britton will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Memorial Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children. (Source: Evansville Courier & Press, 17 Jun 2003 pB4)
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ALLBRIGHT, MAGGIE E. TOLIVER - 85, West Baden Springs, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.
Born in Orange County, she was the daughter of JOHN and AMANDA (JONES) TOLIVER. She married HOMER I. ALLBRIGHT and he died Nov. 11, 1990.
She was a homemaker and member of Springs Valley United Methodist Church, a charter member of Prospect Home Economics Club, past president of PEO, past president of Phi Oata Phi and a member of West Baden Research Club.
Surviving are one daughter, DONNA SUE LINEHAN of French Lick; two sons: JERRY ALLBRIGHT of French Lick and RICHARD D. ALLBRIGHT of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters: RUBY PRUETT and PAULINE TACKETT, both of Huron, EVELYN TOLIVER of Bonita Springs, Fla., and JEWELL HODGES of Fort Meyers, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Bonds Chapel Church in western Orange County, with the Rev. DOUGLAS FINNEY officiating.
Burial will follow in Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, French Lick; and then at the church until service time Friday.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 2 Jan 1997)
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ANDERSON, AUDRA A. EMMONS - 71, of French Lick died at 2:04 p.m. Saturday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
She was retired from Kimball in French Lick.
Survivors include her husband, JAMES ANDERSON; one son, JAMES H. ANDERSON, and one daughter, SHARON LEA ANDERSON, both of French Lick; four brothers: WILLIAM EMMONS and ESTEL EMMONS, both of French Lick, GEORGE EMMONS of Cuzco and EMIL EMMONS of Milford; and one sister, WANDA BUFFINGTON of Mitchell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home in French Lick.
GARY BROWN and IAN SIMPSON will officiate. Burial will be at Cane Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 - 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 24 Jun 2001)
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ASHWORTH, NINA ROSIER - 81, of, Indiana, formerly of Morgantown, died Thursday morning at the Medical Center of Southern Indiana in Charlestown, Indiana.
She was born June 30, 1922, in Morgantown, to HARRY and NINA CHURCH ROSIER.
She married JOSEPH T. ASHWORTH, Orleans, who survives. She was a retired schoolteacher and taught in West Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio and Indiana. She was a veteran of the United States Navy in World War II and a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Morgantown.
She is survived by her husband, of Orleans; one son, MATTHEW ASHWORTH, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, MARGARET ANNE LEINART, Orleans; one brother, HARRY L. ROSIER, of Greensboro, N.C.; and a sister, MATTIER DICARLO, of Belair, Md. There are five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
The public is welcome to come to a memorial service on Sunday, July 6, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, with the Rev. MICHAEL WILLIAMS officiating.
The body will be cremated.
(Source: The Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV, 13 Apr 2004)
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BABCOCK, ARTHUR A. - 84, Paoli, died at 7:53 p.m. Saturday at Orange County Hospital, Paoli. He was born in Orange County to OSCAR M. and CATHERINE (DENTON) BABCOCK. He married RUTH CLAXTON June 21, 1936 and she died April 16, 1996. He was a retired construction worker and also did custom mowing and garden work. He was a member of the Hod-Carrier's Union and a member of Mount Gilead Evangelical United Brethren Church, Paoli. Survivors include four sons: JIM BABCOCK, REX BABCOCK, and DANNY "BUCK" BABCOCK, all of Paoli, and DON BABCOCK of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, HERBERT BABCOCK of Paoli; two sisters: KATHRYN BOSTOCK of Paoli, and HELEN MCBRIDE of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, and one sister. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, with the Rev. VANCE BRUNER officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery, Paoli. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday. (Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 2 Sept 1996)
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BROTHERS, LETHA M. - 89, Orleans, died at 2:05 a.m. today at Orange County Hospital, Paoli.
Born in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of PETER and ANNA (MONTGOMERY) BROTHERS.
She retired from Trav-Lers Radio, Orleans, and was a member of Orleans Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include one brother, HERSCHEL BROTHERS of Orleans; one sister-in-law, MARY BROTHERS of Orleans, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Orleans Wesleyan Church with the Rev. JEFF COOK officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Orleans. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 18 Jan 1997)
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BROWN, FREDERICK E. - 89, of Orleans, died Monday, June 21, at Mitchell Manor Health Care in Mitchell.
He was born October 6, 1914 in Orange County, Indiana, to JESSE M. and CORA MAE EVANS BROWN.
He had worked as a salesman at the former Wheeler Foutch in Orleans and was a farmer and Marine veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Carters Creek Christian Church and the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69.
He married MARGARET SMITH July 14, 1940, and she survives. He is also survived by two sons: JAN E. BROWN and his wife MARY LEA, and STEPHEN L. BROWN and his wife, KAY, all of Orleans. There are two grandchildren: JESSE ROSS BROWN of Orleans and ANGELA LYNN BROWN FERGUSON and her husband BRIAN of Mitchell. One niece, JESSIE DAY of Bedford, survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, ANNA REILLY.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother EUGENE PRUETT officiating.
Burial will follow in the Livonia Cemetery, Livonia, Indiana with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post No. 69.
Friends may call Wednesday from 3 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Association. Pallbearers are: BARRY BISHOP, EUGENE DENTON, JEREMY SMITH, BRIAN FERGUSON and MELVIN CATLIN.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 23 Jun 2004)
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BURY, HAZEL ALICE REDMOND - 59, 11561 Vista View Drive, Orlando, Florida, died Wednesday.
Born in Orange County, Indiana, she moved to Orlando from Lansing, Mich., in 1978.
She was a homemaker. Survivors: husband, JAMES L.; daughter, SUSAN B. STAUFFER, Washington, D.C.; sisters, LAVERA DORSETT, Mitchell, Ind., CONSTANCE DENNIS, Lansing. Franklin-Cole Carey Hand Guardian Chapel, Orlando.
(Source: Orlando Sentinel, 26 Jun 1987, pB4)
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BUSICK, TONY RAY - 39, Paoli, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born in Washington County, he was the son of WILLIAM E. and WANDA (TANKSLEY) BUSICK.
He married MARILYN RUTHERFORD on July 18, 1980, and she survives.
He was a self-employed route driver for the Times-Mail, a 1976 graduate of Paoli High School and a member of Cross Roads Church of Christ. He had been a member of Paoli Jaycees and had served as vice president.
Surviving in addition to his wife, MARILYN BUSICK of Paoli, are his mother, WANDA BUSICK of Paoli; two daughters: JENNIFER and STEPHANIE BUSICK, both at home; paternal grandmother, GLADYS BUSICK of Paoli; and one sister, DONNA JEAN KIMBLE of Paoli.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, with Bros. DENNY MOON and RANDY WEILBAKER officiating.
Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 19 Apr 1997)
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April 28, 1904-Aug. 8, 1997
BUSICK, VERNE P. - 93, Carmel, Calif., formerly of Orleans, died Friday morning at Evans Residential Care in Carmel.
Born in Orleans, he was the son of CHARLES and ADDIE (MAGILL) BUSICK. He married LAVERNE LINDLEY on Oct. 25, 1924, and she died Oct. 2, 1992.
He was a member of Orleans United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, LARRY BUSICK of Carmel Valley, Calif.; one daughter, REBECCA BATTY of Fairfield, Tenn.; one brother, ROY BUSICK of Orleans; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: MERLE and WILLIAM BUSICK.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, Orleans, with the Rev. RICHARD PIPPIN officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orleans United Methodist Church.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 11 Aug 1997)
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CAMPBELL, MARILYN J. GREFE - 58, Paoli, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at her residence.
Born in Louisville, Ky., she was the daughter of ROBERT and MARY (ELLIOTT) GREFE. She married FORREST CAMPBELL on May 12, 1956, and he survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of Paoli Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband, FORREST CAMPBELL of Paoli, are one daughter, MARY JO KING of Marengo; one son, FORREST CAMPBELL Jr. of Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; two brothers: ROBERT and WILLIAM GREFE, both of Paoli; two grandsons and two granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Paoli Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. STAN FEDYSZYN officiating. Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at McAdams Mortuary, Paoli, and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 8 Oct 1997)
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CLAPP, PAULINE I. CASE -87, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Charlotte Regional Hospital in Punta Gorda.
She was born Dec. 1, 1916, in French Lick, Ind., and was the daughter of JAMES and MYRTLE (POWELL) CASE. She graduated from French Lick High School in 1934. Mrs. CLAPP worked for the Evansville Public Library system in Indiana, retiring in 1987. She moved from Evansville to the Punta Gorda area in late 1987.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda. She was very active in genealogy research and was an invaluable assistant to her husband, ELMO F. CLAPP, in the publishing of his book "The German CLAPPS in America."
She is survived by two sons, ELMO (FRANK) CLAPP Jr. of Davenport, Iowa, and JAMES R. (JOAN) CLAPP of Hebron, Ky.; daughter, LINDA L. (JOE) SCHNEIDER of Punta Gorda; three grandsons, DAVID and CHRISTOPHER CLAPP and JOSEPH F. SCHNEIDER III; two granddaughters, TRACY SCHNEIDER and JOLYNN HIGHTOWER; and two great-grandchildren, MASON and MORGAN HIGHTOWER. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, ELMO F. CLAPP Sr.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick. Arrangements are being handled by T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 S. Bears Bend Road, French Lick.
(Source: The Port Charlotte Sun, 14 Aug 2004)
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CLOUSE, DAVID L. - 26, Huntingburg, died at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday at Orange County Hospital, Paoli.
Born in Orange County, he was the son of RAYMOND BEYERS and SHERRY NEWLIN CLOUSE He was an auto mechanic and a member of Paoli Christian Church.
Surviving are one son, TYLER DAVID CLOUSE of Huntingburg; one daughter, MARIA NICOLE CLOUSE of Huntingburg; his father of Bloomington; his mother of Huntingburg; one brother, TIMMY BEYERS of Bloomington; two sisters: LOURA MCCRACKEN of Huntingburg and RHONDA ROACH of French Lick; two half sisters: SHANNA SCHULTZ of Jasper and MELISSA BEYERS of Bloomington; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. LORENZO BEYERS of Williams.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli. Burial will follow in Mount Gilead Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 18 Apr 1996)
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CONDRA, GEORGE VANDIVEER - 83, Paoli, died at 2 a.m. Friday at Paoli Convalescent Center.
Born in Fargo (Greenfield Township), he was the son of JOHN W. and OMA N. (NOBLITT) CONDRA. He married MAE FRANCIS ALLEN Feb. 24, 1941 and she survives.
He was retired from Paoli Inc. and a member of Newberry Friends Meetings and Paoli Masonic Lodge #119 F&AM.
Surviving with his wife are one son, KEITH CONDRA of Paoli; one daughter, LOIS ANN CONDRA of Paoli; three sisters: EMMA CHILDERS and OLIN BURNETT, both of Campbellsburg and MARY CHOPP of Hartland, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, with the Revs. SCOTT SCUTT and RALPH AUSTIN officiating.
Burial will follow at Stampers Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday by members of Paoli Masonic Lodge #119 F&AM.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 6 Apr 1996)
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DAY, DOROTHY MARIE - Born July 20, 1916 in West Baden, Indiana. Passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at home in Chatsworth.
Survived by her husband HARRY after 67 years of marriage.
Moved to southern California at an early age. Attended Vine St. Elementary, Le Conte Junior High and graduated from Hollywood High and Los Angeles City College. Marriage to HARRY E. DAY in 1937 produced two sons, HARRY Jr. and RICHARD. HARRY Jr. (MICHELE) had two daughters, granddaughters CARYN and DEBBY. HARRY Jr. (PAM) also had granddaughter JENNIFER. Great granddaughter KYLIE (DEBBY'S daughter) was born in 1994. DOROTHY and HARRY lived their lives in the Los Angeles area, settling in the San Fernando Valley in 1948. DOROTHY was retired from the County of Los Angeles DPSS. Interment at Oakwood Memorial Park with graveside service Friday, January 7, 2005, at 11:00 a.m.
(Source: Los Angeles Daily News, 6 Jan 2005)
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DEAN, FRANCES J. RIESTER - 77, Paoli, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Paoli.
Born in Paoli, she was the daughter of NOBLE S. and AUDRA L. (MAGILL) RIESTER.
She married KENNETH W. DEAN, who preceded her in death. She was a retired cashier at Hooks Drug Store and a retired supervisor at Travelers in Orleans. She was a 1936 graduate of Paoli High School and a member of Mahan Valley Friendship Club.
She is survived by one daughter, SANDY CRANDALL of Greenwood, Miss.; two sisters: CLEO PATTON and WILMA BOYER, both of Paoli; and three grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, with Bro. PHILLIP ANDRY officiating.
Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 28 Dec 1996)
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DENTON, GENEVA M. HOLMES - 75, Paoli, died Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford.
Born in Orange County, she was the daughter of CLARENCE M. and MARY ELLEN (CORNELISON) HOLMES.
She married ARNOLD H. WILSON and he died January 1969. She married NOVA DENTON April 15, 1972, and he survives.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Paoli.
Surviving with her husband are two sons: WILLIAM C. WILSON of Paoli and ROY L. WILSON of Newburgh; one stepdaughter, DIANE MEREDITH of Dubois; her mother, MARY E. CRANE of Paoli; one brother, JOHN WILLIAM HOLMES of Paoli; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, BECKY ANDERSON, and her father.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Paoli with Bros. PHILLIP ANDRY and MIKE WILLIAMS officiating.
Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at McAdams Mortuary, Paoli, and noon until service time Wednesday at the church.
(Source: Bedford Times-Mail, 7 Jul 1996)
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DRAKE, BETTY P. - A long time resident of Indianapolis, IN, passed away at an Indianapolis Hospice on March 28, 2004.
She served as secretary to the Division of Administrative Services of the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years, prior to her retirement in 1980. Previously, she had been employed as secretary of the Tanner Steel Treating Company, Indianapolis for many years.
BETTY was born on February 20, 1909 near French Lick in Orange County, Indiana, the daughter of the late WILLIAM and LOUELLA (HARRISON) DRAKE. BETTY was a graduate of French Lick High School.
She was preceded in death by a brother, BRUCE DRAKE; and sisters, MAUD CROWDER and OLIVE DRAKE.
She is survived by two nephews, GEORGE (GERALDINE) CROWDER and JOSEPH CROWDER of French Lick, IN.
Funeral services will be held at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, on March 20, 2004 at 11 a.m., with Rev. CHARLES CREWS officiating. Interment will be in Cane Creek Cemetery in Orange County, Indiana.
(Source: Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar 2004)