Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

For 80 years, Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory has served the families of Madison and surrounding counties with respect and love. Our professional experience and knowledge is carried out in every detail of our funeral arrangements.

As a locally owned firm, we are dedicated to providing nothing but the best quality to our community. Which is why we have decided to merge with sixth generation Funeral Director, Paul St. Pierre of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Pendleton. Our families share a passion for caring. With many of the costs associated with providing quality funeral services increasing, the best way for us to control and even lower costs to local families is to combine efforts.

Both firms have been serving Madison County since the early 1900s, so we have the tradition and experience. We are excited about this next step and the ability to better serve you.
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Our Obituaries

Christopher Carroll

September 6, 1972 - January 18, 2018

Christopher Carroll, 45, of Anderson, passed away January 18, 2018. He was born September 6, 1972, in Anderson to Terry and Jane Carroll and was a lifelong Anderson resident. He graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1990 and had worked for Papa John's for over twenty years. He is survived by his mother, Jane Carroll; two sons, Zack and Toby Carroll; granddaughter, Annabella Carroll...
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Mary Ann Shoemaker

September 8, 1925 - January 16, 2018

Mary Ann Gephardt Shoemaker, 92, of Anderson, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 16, 2018, peacefully, at her residence. She was born on September 8, 1925, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph and Clara Gephardt. Mary Ann is survived by her husband of over 67 years, Robert W. Shoemaker Jr., whom she married in Anderson on July 15, 1950; four children,...
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Barbara L. Ellis

August 17, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Barbara L. Ellis, 87, of Carthage, Texas and formerly of Anderson, passed away January 14, 2018 at the East Texas Medical Center in Carthage, Texas. She was born on August 17, 1930 in Elwood to the late Harold and Agnes Shaw and lived most of her life in Anderson. She retired from Delco-Remy in the accounting department after more than 30 years of service. Barbara was a faithful member of...
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Natalie Grace McLaughlin

October 11, 2009 - January 14, 2018

Natalie Grace McLaughlin, 8, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born October 11, 2009, in Anderson. Natalie loved to doodle, write notes, and make lists. She loved her animals, even sneaking her kitties into the school. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and learning at Anderson Elementary. Natalie is survived by her mother, DeAnna (Wheeldon) McLaughlin; father,...
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Harvey Edward Stewart

March 3, 1935 - January 14, 2018

Harvey Edward Stewart, 82, formerly of Anderson, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Middletown. He was born March 3, 1935, in Anderson to the late Harley E. & Mildred E. (Webber) Stewart. Harvey worked as a meat cutter at Emge's. He is survived by his children, Patricia Ann Crecelius, Diane Davis, Jim Stewart, and Pam Johnston; granddaughter, Terri Grimes; sisters, Betty Carper...
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Toni Lynn Shellhorn

September 30, 1959 - January 11, 2018

Toni Lynn Shellhorn, 58, of Anderson, passed away on January 11, 2018 at her residence. She was born on September 30, 1959 in Anderson to James and Janice (Bailey) Michael. Toni was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, and loved animals, especially horses. She is survived by her children, Danielle (Derek) Swager of Bardstown, KY, Jacob (Laura) Shellhorn of Indianapolis; father, James Michael...
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Julie Ann Porter

February 7, 1963 - January 10, 2018

Julie Ann Porter, 54, formerly of Anderson, Passed away on January 10, 2018 in Kokomo, Indiana. Born in Anderson to the late Joseph F. and Monna L. (Scott) Jackson. She graduated from Highland High School and attended Ball State University. She was married to Mark Porter and they shared years 7 of marriage. She was retired from Smurffit Stone where she was employed for 15 years. She...
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Curtis "Ray" New

July 23, 1926 - January 9, 2018

When Curtis "Ray" New was born on July 23, 1926, in Somerset, Kentucky, his father, Marion, was 45 and his mother, Mary "Mollie", was 43. He was a big surprise! He had three older siblings, Clarence New (1903-1974), Everett New (1904-1998), Clyda (New) Shaffer (1912-2004). The family moved to New Castle, Indiana, prior to the Great Depression. On June 23, 1944, Ray enlisted in the Navy during...
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Norma Violet Farr

March 23, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Norma Violet (Scott) Farr, 94, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Rawlins House in Pendleton. She was born March 23, 1923 in Perth, Australia. Norma served proudly in the Australian Navy during WWII as a decoder. That was where she met the love of her life, Benjamin. He was in the U.S. Navy and both were stationed out of Fremantle, Australia. They resided in Elwood...
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George K. Allison III

August 25, 1929 - December 30, 2017

George K. Allison III, 88, of Anderson, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30 at his home. George was born on August 25, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, to George K.Jr. and Mildred K. (Vaughn) Allison. He graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago in 1947 and Illinois Wesleyan University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, serving as editor of the university...
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Edward Fred Bowers

July 30, 1937 - December 29, 2017

ANDERSON- Edward Fred Bowers, 80, of Anderson, passed away December 29, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital Anderson. He was born July 30, 1937 in Peoria Illinois to the late Fred and Mayme (Pierson) Bowers. Edward was the owner of Tower Studio of Indianapolis for over 40 years. He was involved in filming for the Indianapolis 500 for over 30 years, and worked with Walt Disney, NCAA, NFL films, and...
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John A. McIlwain

December 16, 1957 - December 28, 2017

John A. McIlwain, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away December 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Anderson on December 16, 1957. He graduated from Anderson High School and had lived in Indianapolis most of his life. He had worked at Miller Veneers in Indianapolis. He enjoyed collecting Basketball and Baseball cards, gardening and sports cars. He is survived by his adoptive mother...
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Gordon L. Bulen

January 15, 1936 - December 28, 2017

Gordon L. Bulen, age 81, of Pendleton, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born on January 15, 1936 in Anderson, Indiana to Raymond and Anna V. Bulen (Bousman). He resided most of his life on a farm in Pendleton, Indiana. He married Peggy Lee Keller on June 24, 1955. They had two children, Gordon Laine Bulen of West Palm Beach, Florida and...
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Julia Ann Estelle

July 8, 1962 - December 23, 2017

Julia Ann Estelle, 55, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, in Anderson. She was born July 8, 1962, in Anderson. She was a 1981 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School. Julia loved arts and crafts, and was known for her cake decorating. She also liked puzzles, sewing, reading, and cooking. Julia is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kevin Estelle; son, Benjamin Estelle; father,...
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Nancy Lee Smith

May 28, 1957 - December 21, 2017

Nancy Lee Smith passed away unexpectedly at Community Hospital in Anderson on December 21, 2017.Nancy was born May 28th, 1957 in Muncie Indiana to Patsy and Buddy Lewis. She resided in Anderson for 29 years. She was a full time homemaker raising her two boys Travis and Tim. She had a green thumb and enjoyed growing plants and flowers, camping and boating and most important of all, spending time...
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Mary Dawn Evans

October 22, 1963 - December 18, 2017

Mary Dawn Evans, 54, of Anderson, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 22, 1963 to the late Ralph and Mary Durbin. She was a homemaker. Mary fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was an avid nature lover, and loved all types of animals. She is survived by her husband, Steven Evans of Anderson; children,...
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Ted Lacey

January 30, 1928 - December 18, 2017

Ted Lacey, 89, of Anderson, passed away December 18, 2017 at Bethany Point Health Campus. Ted had been very active enjoying his family and life in the community until the past month. He was born January 30, 1928 near Petroleum, IN (south of Bluffton), the son of the late Albert and Wanda Lacey. He was raised during the Great Depression by his great-grandmother, Sarah Ellen McNeal, on a farm in...
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Kenneth L. Brammer

August 26, 1924 - December 17, 2017

Kenneth L. Brammer peacefully went to his heavenly home on December 17, 2017 after a brief illness, surrounded by his children. He was 93 years old. Ken was born on August 26, 1924 in Sabetha, Kansas to Ernest & Myrtle (Hamilton) Brammer. Ken graduated from Knightstown High School in 1942. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952 from Ball State Teachers College and his Master...
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Betty J. Tripp

July 9, 1935 - December 17, 2017

Betty J. Tripp, 82, of Anderson, passed away December 17, 2017 at her residence after a sudden illness. She was born July 9, 1935, the daughter of the late Albert and Lena Clark and lived in Anderson most of her life. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a great love of animals, especially her cats. Betty is survived by her children, Kathy (Donald)...
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Gloria C. Carwile

November 28, 1931 - December 12, 2017

Gloria C. Carwile, 86, of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on November 28, 1931, to the late Walter and Ida (Ball) Burton. She was a homemaker and lived in Anderson all of her life. Gloria enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, beautiful flowers and playing cards with her family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in...
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Wilma Pauline Cottrell

February 13, 1928 - December 10, 2017

Wilma P. Cottrell, 89, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Lindberg Crossing, Anderson. She was born on February 13, 1928 in Washington, Indiana to the late Roy and Eunice (Clark) Mattingly. Wilma retired as an office manager for various small businesses in the Anderson area. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and a life member of A.B.W.A... She loved to crochet, bake...
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Beata Susanne Kincaid Brovich

September 18, 1970 - December 10, 2017

Beata Susanne (Kincaid) Brovich, 47, Anderson, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born September 18, 1970, in Muncie and had resided in Anderson for eighteen years, Columbus, IN. for thirteen years and then Point Pleasant, NJ for sixteen years. Beata was a 1989 graduate from Oldenburg Academy and had worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for sixteen...
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Bette L. Elijah

May 11, 1925 - December 7, 2017

Bette L. Elijah, 92, Anderson, passed away peacefully with her children at her side on December 7, 2017 at her home after a brief illness. She was born May 11, 1925, in Fortville, the daughter of the late Alton and Helen (Duzan) Blueher. She lived most all of her life in Anderson and was a 1943 graduate of Anderson High School. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 70 years,...
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Carolyn Sue Arnold

May 23, 1949 - December 5, 2017

Carolyn S. Arnold, 68, of Anderson, passed away December 5, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis. Carolyn was born May 23, 1949, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Harold and Halsie Arnold and was a lifelong Anderson resident. She enjoyed traveling and cooking, however her greatest passion was taking care of her family. She is survived by her son, Lewis (Misty) Jones;...
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Zachary P. Morgan

May 19, 1982 - December 4, 2017

Zachary P. Morgan, 35, of Anderson, passed away December 4, 2017 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He passed knowing he had the love of his family and friends. Zachary was born in Anderson on May 19, 1982, to Michael and Paula (Claxton) Morgan. He graduated from Highland High School in 2000. He most recently lived in Indianapolis. Zachary worked in retail management. He is...
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Teddy L. Crosley

July 16, 1932 - December 2, 2017

Teddy L. Crosley, 85, Daleville, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was born July 16, 1932 in Madison County to Carl and Luttie (Hampton) Crosley. He grew up in Anderson and graduated in the Anderson High School class of 1950. He married Joyce Kendall on January 8, 1954 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Crosley of Daleville; daughter, Linda...
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Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Griffith

February 21, 1927 - November 25, 2017

Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Griffith, 90, Anderson, passed away November 25, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice Center in Indianapolis after an extended illness. She was born February 21, 1927, in Middletown, the daughter of the late Howard and Fannie Reedy. She graduated from Middletown High School and lived all of her life in this area. Liz was a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Griffith Motors for...
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Charlotte M. Marmon

April 6, 1931 - November 25, 2017

Charlotte M. (Mindling) Marmon, 86, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1931 in Watertown, Ohio, daughter of the late Saul and Elvina (Reinwald) Mindling. "Lottie" graduated from White Cross Methodist Nurses School, Columbus, Ohio, in 1952, and thrived as a medical-surgery nurse. Married in 1957, she and her husband, Earl Marmon, moved to Anderson in 1959....
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Orpha Mae Brooks

February 9, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Orpha Mae Benefiel Brooks, 89, of Anderson, passed away, November 20, 2017, at Community Hospital after a brief illness. Orpha was born February 9, 1928, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Bronnenburg) Benefiel. She was a graduate of Anderson High School and a lifelong Anderson resident. Orpha was a devoted mother who dedicated her life to her family, working...
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Sarah Jean Brooks

September 6, 1922 - November 18, 2017

Sarah Jean Brooks, 95, of Anderson passed away Saturday morning at her home. Sarah was born in Noblesville and was the daughter of George Lawhorn and Cora Ellen Dellenger. Sarah married the love of her life Lester Brooks on September 6, 1941. Her greatest joy was taking care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. Sarah loved spending time at Hill Lake during the summer with her family...
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LaVerne H. Castleman

July 30, 2017 - November 16, 2017

LaVerne H. Castleman, 98, passed away on November 16, 2017 at Marquette Manor in Indianapolis. She was born on July 30, 1919, in Boone County, Indiana to the late Orville and Ruth (Ragsdale) Hancock. She is survived by her daughter, Georgianna (Harry) Garloch of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Julie (Bill) Hendley of Indianapolis; grandson, Duane (Cindy) Garloch of Westfield; and brother,...
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Reighn Morrow

November 15, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Amiyah Reighn Morrow passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Sonya M. Dunning & Anthony D. Morrow; siblings, Jasmine Morrow, Mylasia Menifield, Zaiden Woods, Daevon Woods, & Anthony Morrow, Jr.; grandparents, Margaret & Jack Wheeldon; many aunts & uncles; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Suzanne Cash & Merrill Dunning. ...
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Julia L. Cook

December 9, 1934 - November 13, 2017

ANDERSON- Julia Lee (Wable) Cook, 82, Anderson, after being baptized as a teenager, finished her journey to see the Lord on November 13, 2017. Julia was born December 9, 1934 at St. Johns Hospital in Anderson to the late Charles and Bertie Wable. She grew up in Wilkinson and attended Wilkinson High School graduating in 1953. She worked in various restaurants after high school, including: ...
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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Boyer

January 7, 1939 - November 10, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Boyer, 78, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. She was born January 7, 1939 in Elwood to the late, Harold & Mary (Watson) Larison. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1957 and was a basketball season ticket holder for over 60 years. Peggy worked in the Tiny Tots nursery at Bethany Christian Church for over 40 years. She was a member of O.E.S. Daleville...
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Carolyn J. Neal

May 16, 1937 - November 7, 2017

Carolyn J. Neal, 80, of Anderson, passed away, Nov 7, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born May 16, 1937 in Anderson, the daughter of the late Wayne and Zula Baker. As a young child, the family moved to Middletown where she graduated from Middletown High School in 1955. She has lived in Anderson since 2010. Carolyn's life was characterized by her faith and family....
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Alice L. Karkosky

December 18, 1930 - November 4, 2017

Alice Louise (Sumpter) Karkosky, 86, was received into the arms of Jesus on November 4, 2017. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on December 18, 1930 to the late Otis and Glovina (Woodlan) Sumpter. Alice was a faithful homemaker who raised four wonderful sons. She loved the Lord, and she was a dedicated prayer warrior. She enjoyed being with her family, painting, traveling, and spending...
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Betty E. McIntyre

December 29, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Betty E. (Stephens) McIntyre, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. She was born on December 29, 1925 in Anderson, and has been a lifelong resident. Betty, along with her husband, S.B., owned and operated B & B Jewelry in Anderson. She was a member of Eastview Church of the Nazarene for many years. Betty is survived by her husband of 68 years, S.B. McIntyre of Anderson; children,...
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Ruth E. (Pine) Goodson

July 2, 1951 - October 31, 2017

Ruth E. Goodson, 66, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Community Hospital North after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Anderson her entire life. She was born July 2, 1951, in Anderson, the daughter of Jasper T. and Sarah Elizabeth (Wellons) Pine. She was a school bus driver for Hayden Anderson Transit for 10+ years and was a bus driver for C.A.T.S. when she retired. Ruth...
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Lois I. Jones

January 26, 1934 - October 29, 2017

Lois Irene Jones, 83, of Anderson, passed away Oct. 29, 2017 at Edgewater Woods. Lois was born January 26, 1934, in Salem, the daughter of John and Birdie Jones and live most of her life in Anderson. She lived at Farrington Apartment's for 25 years and attended Wesleyan Memorial Circle Church. She enjoyed board games and attending Keenagers at Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by a...
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Betty L. Vass

December 6, 1934 - October 22, 2017

Betty L. Vass, 82, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional after an extended illness. She had been a resident of Anderson for almost 60 years. She was born December 6, 1934, in New Castle to the late Richard & Clara Belle (Ballenger) Wools. Betty had retired from being a CNA. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, and watching hummingbirds. Betty is survived by her...
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Rita Josephine Huntzinger

July 26, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Rita Josephine Huntzinger (Freudenstein), age 88, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine & David Freudenstein; sister, Carol Powers; and her husband of 65 years, Ronald Huntzinger, who passed away in June. She is survived by their five children, Rosalie (Ralph) Della Ratta, Jeffrey (Patty) Huntzinger, David Huntzinger...
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Linda Lou Dollar

November 1, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Linda Lou Dollar, 77, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 1, 1939 in Noblesville, to the late Ernest R. Deaver & Josphine Grace (Brown) Ashby. Linda had worked at Independent Federal for over 20 years and also at Standard Grocery Store. She was a member of East Side Church of God and the Lady Bridge Club....
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Nathan Landaker

March 10, 1930 - October 14, 2017

Nathan Landaker, 87, of Anderson, passed away October 14, 2017 at Countryside Manor. He was born March 10, 1930, in Harford City, the son of the late Ben and Katie (Hone) Landaker and graduated from Hartford City High School in 1949. After high school, he began to work at several local factories eventually securing a job with Delco-Remy where he became a tool and die maker. He retired...
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Eugene J. Zagorski

August 26, 1917 - October 11, 2017

Eugene J. Zagorski, 100, of Anderson, passed away October 11, 2017, at the home of his daughter. Eugene was born, August 26, 1917, in Anderson, the son of the late John and Mary Zagorski. He resided most of his life in Anderson and attended St. Mary's High School, where he lettered for three years in basketball and baseball. In 1935, he was named All American Forward at the National Catholic...
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Richard W. "Dick" Grile

November 18, 1933 - October 11, 2017

Richard W. "Dick" Grile, 83, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional, after a brief illness. He was born November 18, 1933, in Upland to the late Noah E. & Edith C. (Byrd) Grile. He retired in 1993 from Delco Remy after 41 years. Dick was a member of Journey Church of Christ, he was active with Boy Scouts, and was a supporter of the Anderson...
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William E. "Bill" Houk

October 25, 1935 - October 10, 2017

William E. "Bill" Houk, 81, of Anderson, passed away October 10, 2017 at Providence in Anderson. He was born on October 25, 1935 in Wolcott, Indiana to the late Gerald and Phyllis (Skelton) Houk and had lived in Anderson most of his life. Bill retired from U.A.W. Local 662 in 1998 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and was a U.S. Air force veteran. He is...
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Betty J. Barker

February 12, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Betty J. Barker, 91, of Anderson, passed away October 8, 2017 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus after a brief illness. She was born in Summitville on February 12, 1926, to the late Rolla and Mary Dean and had lived in Anderson for the past 40 years. She retired from Delco-Remy after 22 years of service. Betty was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church, the Red Hat Society and enjoyed...
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George "Georgie" Clystal Perkins

August 12, 1935 - October 4, 2017

George "Georgie" Clystal Perkins, 82, of Anderson, passed away October 4, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Paoli on August 12, 1935, the son of Artle and Hattie (Willis) Perkins. He graduated from Paoli High School and has lived in Anderson most of his adult life. He served in the U.S. Army. And he retired from Delco-Remy. George enjoyed golfing, fishing,...
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Bruce Thomas McIntyre

October 1, 2017

Bruce Thomas McIntyre, 64, of Anderson, passed away on October 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Anderson on September 12, 1953. He was a Clock Repairman for B & B Jewelers and McIntyre Jewelers for 48 years. Bruce is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diana (Perdue) McIntyre of Anderson; children, Amanda McIntyre and Austin (Macie) McIntyre, both of Anderson; grandchildren, Michael...
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Jeffrey Lynn Cantrell

November 14, 1960 - September 28, 2017

Jeffrey Lynn Cantrell, aged 56, passed away on September 28, 2017, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Boyer) Cantrell; children, Tarah D. (Laurence Brown) Cantrell, Regina N. (John Kinzfogl) Cantrell-Kinzfogl, and Otis M. (Kari) Cantrell; parents, Peggy and Otis Cantrell; mother-in-law, Frances Boyer; sister Katrinia (Michael) Trace; brother...
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Cathy Christine Shanks

April 22, 1971 - September 25, 2017

Cathy Christine Shanks, 46, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Anderson. She was born April 22, 1971, in Anderson. Cathy had graduated from Madison Heights High School and had also received her associates degree in Business. She had worked at H.H. Gregg in sales. Cathy is survived by her husband, Jeff Shanks; children, Briana (Meridith) Pitts & Athena...
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April Dawne (Luke) Helvie

January 10, 1976 - September 25, 2017

April Dawne (Luke) Helvie, 41, Anderson, passed away on September 25, 2017. She was born in Pontiac, MI on January 10, 1976, the daughter of Walter and Patricia (Wilt) Luke. She was a member of the Class of 1994 at Highland High School. She worked for 16 years at the Hopewell Center as a caregiver. April is survived by her children, Madison Helvie and Evan Peavler; parents, Walter and...
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Gertrude Leona Russell

June 27, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Gertrude Leona (Windell) Russell entered into heaven with her family at her side on September 21, 2017. She was born and raised in Markleville and was a 1945 graduate of Markleville High School. She was a farm wife taking care of farm chores, housework and meals, which she was a excellent cook. Gertrude sold Avon for over 25 years becoming a top seller. She and her daughters worked at the...
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James Kenneth Hofer

November 11, 1943 - September 21, 2017

James Kenneth Hofer, 73, of Anderson, passed away September 21, 2017 at Countryside Health & Living Community after a brief illness. He was born in Daleville on November 11, 1943 and has lived in Anderson most of his life. He retired from Delco-Remy in 1998 after 34 years of service. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church and U.A.W....
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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Schrenker

February 18, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Schrenker, 86, died September 20, 2017 in Noblesville. She devoted her life to her home and family. She was loved and will be missed. Survivors include her children, Henry Paul (Teresa) Schrenker, Sally (Jerry) Powell, Catherine Schrenker and James H. (Brandy) Schrenker; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry P....
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Nyla L. Litten

May 6, 1944 - September 20, 2017

Nyla L. Litten, 73, Edinburgh, passed away on September 20, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 6, 1944 in Anderson, the daughter of James Nyle and Helen Lorene (Cabasier) Humphrey. She is survived by her children, Melissa (Brian) Thompson and Scott Litten; granddaughters, Amanda Barker, Andrea Barker and Danika Thompson; four great-grandchildren; and sisters Barbara (Kent) Robertson...
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Bret E. Blockson

October 24, 1970 - September 18, 2017

Bret E. Blockson, 46, of Houston, Texas, passed away September 18, 2017 at his home after a brief illness. He was born October 24, 1970 in Anderson, the much loved son of Ed and Lynn (Russell) Blockson. He was a graduate of Highland High School and attended Marian College. He had previously worked for Value Jet and Continental Airlines as a flight attendant and more currently for Reladyne. ...
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Janet L. Nugent

August 17, 1957 - September 18, 2017

Janet L. Nugent, 60, Anderson passed away on September 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born on August 17, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Janet worked as a Revlon Distributor for ten years before becoming a homemaker. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1976. She was a member of the Ladies Shrine of Madison County and Indianapolis, the Eastern Star, and Jobs Daughters. She...
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John L. Conrad

February 2, 1936 - September 13, 2017

John L. Conrad, 81, of Anderson, passed away peacefully, September 13, 2017, at Providence Anderson Nursing Home. John was born February 2, 1936, in Beech City, Ohio, to the late John and Ruth (Warseter) Conrad. He retired in 2000, from GeMco Industrial Brakes, after 46 years of employment. He also served in the Michigan National Guard with an honorable discharged. John had been an active...
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Betty Jo Norris

July 20, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Betty Jo Norris, 92, Anderson, passed away on September 13, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 20, 1925, in Anderson to the late Joseph and Loyola (Free) Frossard. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1943. Betty and her husband, Robert, owned Bob Norris Excavating for 45 years. She was also a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Betty is survived by her husband of 72...
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Mary Ann Nivens

May 23, 1945 - September 11, 2017

Mary Ann Nivens, 72, Anderson, passed away September 11, 2017, at Keystone Woods after a brief illness. She was born May 23, 1945, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Leo F. and Julia Veronica Michael. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Schools, St. Anthony School of Nursing in Terre Haute and University of St. Francis in Jolliet, Il. Mary Ann was a nurse at St. Johns Hospital for 26 years and...
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Mary Catherine Eacret

October 16, 1960 - September 10, 2017

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Eacret, 56, of Markleville, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was born October 16, 1960, in New Castle. She received her Master's Degree from Indiana University. Cathy taught at Pendleton Heights for 26 years and at Franklin Central for 6 years. She was a lifelong Bears fan, an avid IU Sports fan, and loved boating and waterskiing. Above all, she loved her...
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Barbara J. Miles

May 29, 1921 - September 7, 2017

Barbara J. Miles, 96, Anderson, passed away September 7, 2017 at the Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness. She was born May 29, 1921, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Russell Everett and Gladys Marie (Bacon) Smith. She received an Associate Degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, and before moving to Anderson she had lived in Toledo, OH for 4 years,...
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Charles Stephen Swinford

September 3, 1943 - August 29, 2017

Charles Stephen Swinford, 73, passed away at his home on August 29, 2017. He was born in Anderson to Charles and Martha Swinford. "Steve" graduated from Anderson High School in 1962. He retired from the Anderson Fire Department in 2005 after 37 years of dedicated service. He attained the rank of Battalion Chief and received several awards and citations throughout his career, including Fireman...
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Connie L. Boozier

November 24, 1953 - August 26, 2017

Connie L. Boozier, 63, Anderson, passed away August 26, 2017 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born November 24, 1953, in Anderson, the daughter of the late James Marvin Hilligoss, Sr. and Ella Loretta (Harney) Hilligoss. She lived most all of her life in the Middletown-Anderson area and graduated from Middletown High School. On August 8, 1988 she married Roger Boozier. ...
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Albert G. Skinner

December 28, 1938 - August 25, 2017

Albert George Skinner was met at 3:22PM August 25th by his mother Lena Skinner, his father Albert W. Skinner, His sons Albert Wayne and Albert Ray Skinner then escorted to Heaven. He was also greeted by his Brother in-law's Jack Hall, Phil Huston, Mother in-law Marjorie Welborn, Father in-law's Robert VanLandingham, RW (Doc) Welborn, Granddaughter Megan Sharp, Great Grandson Albert Peter Tuell,...
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Sherry Gay Powers

June 12, 1938 - August 22, 2017

Sherry Gay Powers, 79, Anderson, passed away August 22, 2017 at Providence of Anderson Health Care after an extended illness. She was born June 12, 1938, in Clinton County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ethel Bill. She lived most all of her life in Anderson and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sherry graduated from Anderson High School in 1956 and was a homemaker. She is survived by...
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Frank J. Austin

January 4, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Frank Austin, 80, of Anderson, passed away August 22, 2017 at Community Northview Care Center. He was born January 4, 1937, in Anderson, the son of Wilbur "Bill" and Grace (Carpenter) Austin and lived in the area his entire life. Frank married Barbara Lamb on July 10, 1960 and together they raised their family. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He then worked as a...
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Henry Hank Thering

May 19, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Anderson โ€“ Henry "Hank" E. Thering, 89, of Anderson, passed away on August 21, 2017 at his residence. Hank was born on May 19, 1928 in Bronx, New York to the late Henry and Clara (Gartung) Thering. Hank worked at Delco Remy for over 33 years as Manager of employee benefits and services before retiring in 1987. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration....
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Edith M Massey

April 7, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Edith M. Massey, 93, of Anderson, passed away August 17, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1924, in Swifton, Ark, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Huskey) Hensley. Besides being a homemaker, Edith had been employed as a sales clerk for the Woolworth Company. However her love and devotion was always directed toward her family. She enjoyed being...
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James JD Smith

August 17, 1949 - August 12, 2017

Pendleton โ€“ James D. "JD" Smith, 67, of Pendleton, lost his battle to cancer, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital Anderson, surrounded by his loving family JD was born August 17, 1949 to Sam and Grace Smith in Birchwood, TN. He went to high school in Birchwood, TN before joining the Army and serving our country in Vietnam. On May 18, 1996, he married the love of his life,...
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Benjamin "Harold" Stewart

December 6, 1940 - August 7, 2017

Benjamin "Harold" Stewart, 76, of Middletown, passed away August 7, 2017 at Community Hospital of Anderson. He was born December 6, 1940 in Greenfield, the son of Floyd and Helen (Evans) Stewart. He started working at ALAC when he was 19 and retired 43 years later as a maintenance supervisor from the only job he ever had. Harold is survived by his children, Sherry (Tom) Robey of Greenwood...
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Viola R. Becky Benefiel

April 1, 1924 - August 7, 2017

Viola R. "Becky" Munshaur Benefiel, 93, Anderson, passed away August 7, 2017 at Parker Health & Rehabilitation Center in Parker City. She was born April 1, 1924, in Morgantown, the daughter of the late William and Harriett (Parks) Hendren. She lived most all of her life in Anderson and retired in 1974 from Story's Truck Stop after 22 years of employment. She was a former member of the Rebekah...
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David A. Kline

October 9, 1946 - August 2, 2017

PENDELTON- David A. Kline, 70, of Pendleton, passed away August 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born October 9, 1946 to the late Victor and Deane (Grossnickle) Kline. His lifelong career with Delco-Remy and Delphi Auto Systems spanned 50 years beginning when he was 17 years old. While working, he earned his Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering from the General Motors...
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Gina Bethanne Key

March 15, 1966 - August 1, 2017

Gina Bethanne Key, 51, of Elwood, passed away on August 1, 2017 at IU Health University after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on March 15, 1966 to the late Plez Kermit and Joyce Ann (Conley) Key. Gina enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Christian, Nicolas, Eliana, and Francesca, singing, dancing, gardening shopping, watching movies, and loved her pets. She is...
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Dolores L. McLaughlin

April 18, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Dolores L. McLaughlin, 88, Anderson, passed away July 22, 2017, at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello after an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1929, in New Albany, the daughter of the late George and Katherine (Reisert) Loweth. After High School and Business College, Dolores married Gayne R. McLaughlin in 1951 and they moved to Anderson in 1952. She was a member of First...
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Richard L. "Dick" Neal

August 24, 1932 - July 20, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Neal, 84, of Anderson went to be with the Lord, July 20, 2017 at Countryside Manor. Dick was born August 24, 1932, in Henry County to the late Hubert and Ova (Morris) Neal. He was an Air Force veteran, working as an air traffic controller, and retired in 1993 from Delco-Remy after 42 years of employment. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson. He...
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Patricia Ann Earlywine

February 5, 1943 - July 14, 2017

Patricia Ann (DeVaney) Earlywine, 74, of Pendleton, passed away July 14, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on February 5, 1943 in Anderson to the late Floyd and Mary (Dilkey) DeVaney. Now retired, she was employed with the Madison County Government as a case worker/administration. She also worked at Video-To-Go and Madison County Glass & Mirror. She enjoyed...
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Forrest Harold Simmonds

February 16, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Forrest Harold Simmonds, 98, of Anderson, passed away July 14, 2017 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson. He was born on February 16, 1919 in Anderson to the late John and Eva (Jarrett) Simmonds. Forrest served his country in the US Army. He retired from Guide Lamp as a Skilled Tradesman in 1981 after 35 years of service. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Anderson....
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John K. Kenny Gerard, Sr.

March 9, 1932 - July 14, 2017

John K. (Kenny) Gerard, 85, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2017, after an extended illness. Kenny was a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana, where he met and married his wife of 65 years, Wilma Leffel Gerard (his "Sweetie") on Christmas Day in 1951. Kenny retired from Delco Remy in 1994. He was a member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for many...
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Virginia Madeline Reed

June 1, 1927 - July 10, 2017

V. Madeline Reed, 90, of Anderson, passed away July 10, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on June 1, 1927 in Arcadia, Indiana to the late J. Cecil and Katherine (Wilson) Jordan. She was a homemaker and was employed at Coresource, Inc.for seven years. She attended Southern Heights Christian Church and was a member of Bethany Christian Church. Madeline is survived...
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Alva S. Snyder

March 1, 1921 - July 8, 2017

Alva S. Snyder, 96, of Anderson, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017, and is now dancing with the angels. Alva was born on March 1, 1921, near Greensburg in Decatur County, the daughter of Effie (Baker) and Walter J. Sharp. Her family moved to Anderson in 1929 and she graduated from Anderson High School in 1940. After 30+ years of service, she retired from Delco-Remy in 1977. She was a...
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Rosella Ranshaw

July 10, 1920 - July 6, 2017

Rosella "Sue" Ranshaw , age 96, died peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Glenview, IL. Rosella was born on July 10,1920 in Owen County, IN, to the late Alvin and Olive (Davis) Cantwell. She graduated from Indiana Business College in 1939. In 1940, she married William C. Ranshaw and moved to Anderson shortly thereafter. She was a long time member of the Anderson First Baptist Church and an...
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Samuel V. Graves

September 12, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Samuel "Sam" V. Graves, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital. He was born September 12, 1928, in Harlan, KY to the late Robert P. & Grace (Elliott) Graves. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 32 years. He attended Kingston Avenue Baptist Church. Sam is survived by his sons, Samuel V. Graves, Jr., and...
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Tyler Douglas Savage

May 17, 1986 - July 2, 2017

Tyler "Bubby" Savage, 31, passed away on July 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1986, in Orlando, Florida. Tyler graduated from Lapel High School in 1984. He was a member of Fall Creek Christian Church. He enjoyed the arts, music, and spending time with his nieces, nephews, and cousin, Montana. Tyler is survived by his father, Mark (Jill) Savage of...
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Clarence Edward Warmke

June 21, 1930 - July 2, 2017

Clarence Edward Warmke, Jr. 87, of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on June 21, 1930 in Anderson to the late Genevieve (Freeman) and Clarence Edward Warmke, Sr. Clarence graduated from Anderson High School in 1948 and completed a four-year tool-making apprenticeship. In 43 years at Guide Lamp, he took five sick days. Clarence took...
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Danny Lee Smith

August 7, 1960 - July 1, 2017

Danny Lee Smith, 56, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1960, to the late Robert "Bobby" Lee & Susan M. (Bogue) Smith in San Francisco, CA. Danny loved the outdoors especially fishing and any water sport. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Robin Smith; children, Corey J. (Kourtney...
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Darrell "Blackie" Gray

August 4, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Darrell "Blackie" Gray, 76, of Pendleton, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born August 4, 1940 at home in Hancock County and lived in the area his entire life. He was a member of the Lapel High School Class of 1958. On June 27, 1959 he married Lauretta Hallenbeck and together they raised their family. He retired from Guide Lamp in 1992 after 27 years...
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Jewel A. Phillips

May 17, 1937 - June 25, 2017

Jewel A. Phillips, 80, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1937 in Macon, GA, the daughter Emmett and Nina (Chapman) Tucker. She lived in the Anderson area most of her life. She was a graduate of Frankton High School and worked for 37 years in production at Guide Lamp until her retirement in 1996. Jewel is...
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Suzann D. O'Connor

January 28, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Suzann D. (Heppen) O'Connor, 88, of Anderson, passed away June 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on January 28, 1929 in Anderson, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Douglas) Heppen. She was a lifelong resident of Anderson and was a homemaker. Suzann was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church for 62 years and served the church in many ways. She was preceded in...
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V. Ronald Huntzinger

August 2, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Ronald Huntzinger, age 87, departed this world for a better one on Saturday,June 24, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife, Rita (Freudenstein), to whom he was equally devoted; they were married for 65 years. In addition to his wife he is also survived by his brother, Warren (Nancy) Huntzinger and his five children: Rosalie (Ralph) Della Ratta, Jeffrey (Patty) Huntzinger, David Huntzinger,...
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Charles F. Bud Welsh

June 21, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Charles F. "Bud" Welsh, 88, of Anderson passed away Friday June 23, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born June 21, 1929, to the late Joseph and Hazel (Potts) Welsh, Sr. Bud was employed as a grower at Wolfe's Floral and Garden in Lapel for 27 years. During that time, he won several awards at the Indiana State Fair for his flowers. He...
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Walter J. Henderson

May 14, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Walter J. Henderson, 90, of Anderson, went home to be with the Lord, June 23, 2017. He was born, May 14, 1927, in Chicago, the only child of the late Alexander and Eleanor (Brown) Henderson. Though Walter has been blind for over 35 years, he has lived a full rewarding life. He has been a loving husband to Marilyn, recently celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. He has also been a...
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Ronald Gene Broyles

October 13, 1943 - June 22, 2017

Ronald Gene Broyles, 73, of Anderson, passed away June 22, 2017, at his residence. He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Anderson, the son of the late John and Lucinda (Bricker) Broyles and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Gene was a 1962 graduate of Highland High School. He retired in 1991after thirty years of employment with Delco-Remy. Gene enjoyed all kinds of sports. He played baseball,...
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Edward B. Hughel

March 31, 1921 - June 16, 2017

Edward B. Hughel, 96, of Anderson, passed away June 16, 2017 at the Lodge at Harbour Manor, Noblesville. He was born March 31, 1921 in Anderson, the son of Silas and Maude (Morrison) Hughel. He was a member of the Anderson High School Class of 1939. Edward married Vivian Schickel on January 28, 1943 and she preceded him in death in 2011. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps...
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Cynthia Diana Johnson

October 28, 1957 - June 14, 2017

Cynthia Diana (Hope) Johnson, 59, of Alexandria went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 14th, 2017 while at home with her son by her side. Cindy was born in Anderson on October 28th, 1957 to Richard and Marilyn (Carl) Hope. She was a 1975 graduate of Highland High School. She attended Ball State University before transferring and graduating from the Anderson University...
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John Newby

December 9, 1937 - June 13, 2017

John Newby, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June13, 2017 at Community Hospital-Anderson following an extended battle with Alzheimer's disease. John was born in Hilham, Tennesse. He was a member of Anderson High School Class of 1957. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard as a Crew Chief. He was the owner/operator of Implement Service in Anderson for 42 years. ...
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Violet W. Turbeville

November 2, 1941 - June 13, 2017

Pendleton โ€“ Violet Wayne Turbeville, 75, of Anderson passed away June 13th, 2017 at Rawlins House in Pendleton, Indiana. She was born November 2, 1941 in Lee County, Virginia. Violet was a retired home healthcare worker out of St. Vincent's Hospital. She retired and was a homemaker and a fantastic cook. She was a very hard worker who loved her family very much. She enjoyed spending time...
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Teresa N. Noll

April 17, 1959 - June 13, 2017

Teresa N. Noll, 58, of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after an extended illness. She was born on April 17, 1959 in Anderson and has lived in Anderson most of her life. She graduated from Pendleton Heights High School. She was retired after working in retail at Dunham's and Walmart for many years. Teresa was a member of St. Mary...
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William C. "Bill" Carter

March 9, 1944 - June 7, 2017

William C. "Bill" Carter, 73, of Anderson, passed away June 7, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown. Bill was born March 9, 1944, in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Edward and Ruth (Schweigert) Carter and has been an Anderson resided since 1966. He graduated, from St. Mary's High School of Sandusky, Ohio and later received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green...
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