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

Georganna J. Stewart

October 20, 1962 - May 30, 2020

Georganna "George" J. Stewart, age 57 of Anderson passed away on May 30, 2020 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. She was born in Anderson on October 20, 1962 and has lived in Anderson all of her life. She has worked as a CNA in several local nursing homes. Georganna was a member of Central Community Chapel and enjoyed auto racing and going to the race track. She is survived...
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Robert Edward Stinson, Sr.

April 14, 1929 - May 30, 2020

Robert E. Stinson Sr., 91, West Lafayette, died May 30, 2020 at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health-Lafayette East in Lafayette, IN. Mr. Stinson was born in Anderson, IN on April 14, 1929. He lived in Anderson most of his adult life until 2009 when he moved to West Lafayette, IN. He was a member of Chesterfield Christian Church since 1998 and of Central Christian Church since 1942. He was...
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Lewis P. Goodwin

November 16, 1947 - May 29, 2020

Lewis P. Goodwin, 72, of Anderson, passed away on May 29, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Lafayette on November 16, 1947, the son of Lewis M. and Helen Jean (Holt) Goodwin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp having served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart. He was a member of V.FW. Post #266 and American Legion Post #446. He was also very active in numerous...
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Joseph Michael Kilgus

March 17, 1976 - May 27, 2020

Joseph Michael Kilgus, 44, Anderson, passed away on May 27, 2020 at Majestic Care of Sheridan. He was born on March 17, 1976 in Anderson. Joseph attended Anderson High School and was an avid Cleveland Browns Fan. He is survived by his wife, Gretchen (Taylor) Kilgus of Anderson; father, Richard Kilgus; children, Logan, Hailie, Zachary Kilgus, all of Anderson, and Bradley Thompson of Royal Oaks,...
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Sara "Sally" Collins

March 27, 1945 - May 26, 2020

Sara "Sally" Nancy Collins, 75, passed away May 26, 2020. She was born March 27, 1945 in Olean, NY to the late Merton & Ella Sue (Limerick) Burdick. Sally was a homemaker who loved helping raise her grandchildren. She taught Sunday school at South Meridian Church of God where she was a member. In her spare time she loved drawing, reading, crossword puzzles, and having her own bible...
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Eric Charles McConnell

March 3, 1990 - May 22, 2020

Eric McConnell, 30, died on May 22, 2020 due to a tragic motorcycle accident. Eric was born March 3, 1990 in Anderson where he resided his whole life. He always talked about moving away but the love he had for his family kept him here. He lived his life to the fullest and always with a smile on his face. Eric's favorite things in life were riding his motorcycle, getting as many tattoos as his...
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Kathy Lynn King

June 18, 1955 - May 20, 2020

Kathy Lynn King, 64, Lapel, passed away on May 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Noblesville on June 18, 1955 to the late Arthur Dale and Wanda June (Meredith) Counceller. Kathy retired from Hartz Mountain. She loved to camp and spend time with her family. She is survived by her children, Scott (Amanda) King of Lapel, Angi (Ryan) King of Anderson; grandchildren, Schuyler, Shyann ...
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Andrew Michael Robinson

July 3, 1985 - May 19, 2020

Andrew Michael Robinson, 34, of Anderson, passed away on May 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on July 3, 1985 in Anderson. He was previously employed by Tractor Supply Distribution Center and Elusive Disc. Andrew was a member of the Markleville Christian Church Euchre Club. He had a passion for drawing. Andrew is survived by his parents, Brian and Jeanine (Foster) Robinson of...
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Donald G. Gwaltney

May 26, 1935 - May 18, 2020

Donald "Don" G. Gwaltney, 84, was invited home by his Lord on Monday, May 18, 2020. The love for his wife and the faith in his Lord eased the long battle he faced. He was born May 26, 1935 in Anderson to the late Prince and Thelma (Neese) Gwaltney. Don graduated from Anderson High School in 1953. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having been stationed in Washington. He retired from Delco...
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Pauline Polly Duquaine

January 11, 1933 - May 18, 2020

Pauline "Polly" Duquaine, 87, died peacefully May 18, 2020. She was born to Slovene immigrants, the late Frank and Theresa (Kmetic) Hergan, on January 11, 1933 in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Polly was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She loved travel, music, playing cards, spending time with family, and actively supported numerous social and charitable groups. She is survived by her children,...
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Gene Keith Stanley

December 2, 1921 - May 17, 2020

Gene K. Stanley, 98, of Anderson, passed away on May 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born on December 2, 1921 in Anderson to the late Harry and Fairy (Vandyke) Stanley. Gene graduated from Anderson High School in 1939. He served his country in the Coast Guard on the USS DD Poole 151 as a singleman. He retired from the Anderson Newspapers after 31 years of service. Gene was a member of the...
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Harry "Jerry" Brenner

July 1, 1946 - May 13, 2020

Harry "Jerry" Brenner, 73, Daleville, passed away on May 13, 2020 at Northview Health & Living in Anderson. He was born on July 1, 1946 in Anderson, to the late Charles Brenner and Margaret (Dismuke) Hurst. Jerry retired from General Motors as a District Committeeman after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Lapel Eagles and Bonita Springs Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Judith Kay Sanders

March 29, 1938 - May 9, 2020

Judith "Judy" Kay Sanders, 82, peacefully joined the open arms of her Lord & Savior just as a beautiful sunrise broke the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2020. Judy was born March 29, 1938, in Anderson to the late, Harry H. & Vivian L. (Silvey) Jones and resided in Anderson her entire life. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1956. She worked for Anderson Community Schools for 15 years,...
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John William Gunter

January 4, 1931 - May 7, 2020

John William Gunter, 89, of Anderson, passed away on May 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born on January 4, 1931 in Anderson to the late Cecil and Elsie (Carson) Gunter. John was a graduate of Yorktown High School and served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked on the Anderson City Police Department for 28 years retiring in 1993. He served as the Madison County...
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Lois Humphrey

March 26, 1926 - May 7, 2020

Our precious mother, Lois Humphrey, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Thursday morning, May 7, 2020. She was born in Anderson to parents, Carl and Persia (Pittman) Gordon. She was a 1944 graduate of Anderson High School. Having been saved at a young age, Mother faithfully attended and served her Lord at Grace Baptist Church in Anderson until health issues prevailed. Surviving are...
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Paula L. Hughel

April 25, 1964 - May 3, 2020

Paula L. Hughel, age 56, of Northeast Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her residence. She was born on April 25, 1964 in South Bend, IN. She graduated from Ball State University and received her master degree from Lindenwood University. She retired from General Motors after 30 years where she worked in engineering and management. Paula was involved in Boy Scouts of...
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Margaurette Upshaw

September 26, 1921 - May 2, 2020

Margaurette Upshaw, 98, of Anderson passed away on May 2, 2020 at Providence Anderson. She was born on September 26, 1921 in Barbourville, Kentucky to the late Shelby and Eliza (Owens) Allen. Margaurette obtained her Bachelor's degree from Anderson College and her Master's in Education from Ball State University. She retired from Family and Children's Services as a Child Care Program Director...
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Rebecca A. Adkins

December 29, 1946 - April 23, 2020

Rebecca "Becky" Ann Adkins, 73, of Anderson was called home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born on December 29, 1946, in Alton, Illinois to the late Ralph Emanuel & Ina Floice (Rose) Bennett. Becky was a loving Mother of 5, Grandmother to 7, and Dog-mom to many. A woman who would do anything for her family and friends. She had an affinity for Lilacs, Violets and Succulents. Becky...
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Grace A. Woodcox

July 31, 1938 - April 23, 2020

Grace A. Woodcox, 81, passed away April 23, 2020. She was born July 31 ,1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to the late William & Irene (Laack) Bauers. She was a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ. She loved doing crafts and was a member of the White River Folk & Blue Grass Club. She is survived by her husband, Woody Woodcox; daughter, Joan Phillips; sons, Paul, Wesley, & Scott...
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Brenda Sue Wood

October 29, 1946 - April 21, 2020

Brenda Sue Wood, 74, of Anderson, passed away on April 21, 2020 at her residence. She was born on October, 29, 1946 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late William and Hilda (Skipper) McLean. Brenda retired from Guide after many years of service. She loved NASCAR and her pets. She is survived by her daughters, Tamara (Tami) Jackson Parsons of Pittsboro, Anissa (Randy) Hollon of Anderson;...
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Mary L. Poer

July 6, 1920 - April 21, 2020

Mary L. Poer, 99, of Anderson, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 at Keystone Woods Assisted Living in Anderson. She was born on July 6, 1920 in Kennard, Indiana to Obe and Martha (Cochran) Bolen. Mary graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1938 and was a bookkeeper for over 30 years. She was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Russel)...
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Lolita M. Childes

April 19, 2020

Lolita M. Childes, age 95, passed away on April 19, 2020 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. Her death was a result of the COVID-19 virus. Lolita was a lifelong resident of Anderson raised by her loving parents George and Doris (Beaty) Montgomery. At Andeson High School she met upperclassman Don Childes. They were married after her graduation and before he began World War 2 military training. ...
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Donald L. Ranier

March 10, 1931 - April 19, 2020

Donald L. Rainer, 89, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. He was born March 10, 1931 in Anderson to the late, Jesse L. & Marie (Coburn) Rainer. Donald loved the Lord and was a devoted member of the Southdale Nazarene Church, Anderson for 49 years serving as a choir member and usher. He also attended Anderson 1st Church of the Nazarene. Donald was a Veteran of the U.S. Army...
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Paul E. O'Neill

December 17, 1926 - April 16, 2020

Paul E. O'Neill, 93, Anderson, passed away April 16, 2020 at Community Hospital after an extended illness. He was born December 17, 1926, in Anderson, the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Derringer) O'Neill. Paul was a graduate of Anderson High School and Anderson College. His proudest high school moment was being a team member of the Anderson Indians State Championship Basketball team. He...
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Mary L. James

September 5, 1925 - April 13, 2020

Mary L. James passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020 at the age of 94. Mary was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on September 05, 1925 to Daniel and Bertha Lyons and was one of eight siblings. She moved to Anderson in 1942, where she attended Anderson High School. Mary was married to the love of her life, Bill James, for 75 years whom she met at the local roller skating rink. Mary worked...
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Nina Mae Smith

February 21, 1923 - April 12, 2020

Nina Mae Smith, 97, of Anderson, passed away on April 12, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on February 21, 1923 in Taylorsville, Kentucky to the late Ermie and Alice (Heady) Jewel. Nina was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Wilbur (Robin) Smith Jr., Sherrie Wilson of Anderson, tina (Jerry) Napier of Anderson, Terry Smith of Anderson, Jeff Smith of...
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John Edward Frossard

April 2, 1924 - April 9, 2020

John Edward Frossard, 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was born April 2, 1924, in Madison County to the late Joseph Louis & Loyola Free Frossard. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific in World War II. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1942 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He retired from Delco Remy...
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Mary Hickner

November 11, 1923 - April 8, 2020

Mary Ellen Hickner, 96, passed away on April 8, 2020. She was born November 23, 1923, in Yorktown, IN to the late Elmer and Josephine (Licher) Smith. Mary Ellen graduated from St. Mary's High School, Anderson, IN and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Anderson, IN. She is survived by her children: JoEllen (Bob) Christal, Barbara (Jack) Quinn, Leslie (Ross) Stanley, and Elaine (Stuart...
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Agnes D. Burnworth

September 15, 1925 - April 8, 2020

Agnes D. (Price) Burnworth, 94, passed on April 8, 2020 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. She was born in Calamine, Arkansas and grew up near Naylor, Missouri. She graduated from Anderson College in 1954. She taught school for several years, including five years at Fall Creek Heights. She stopped teaching to raise her children. She was a Doll Collector and owned and operated Abby's Antiques...
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John A. Baker

June 6, 1932 - April 6, 2020

John A Baker Jr of Anderson died April 6, 2020 in the Bethany Point Legacy Care Unit. He was born June 6, 1932 to John and Lorena Sharpe Baker in Dayton, OH. He served four years in the United States Air Force and retired from General Motors in 1987. He had been a member of the Anderson Symphonic Choir Survived by his wife of 63 years Viola King Baker; four daughters, Kathy Maves ...
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Dallas Jerry Dukes

August 17, 1943 - April 6, 2020

Dallas Jerry Dukes Sr., 76, of Anderson, passed away on April 6, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born on August 17, 1943 in Drakesboro, Kentucky to the late Dallas OK and Elizabeth (Wagner) Dukes. Dallas served his country in the US Army. He retired from Delco Remy after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Anderson Eagles and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed bowling,...
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Justin G. Bays

December 18, 1923 - April 5, 2020

Justin G. Bays, 96, of Anderson passed away on April 5, 2020 at Bethany Pointe Health Center. He was born on December 18, 1923 in Norton, Virginia to the late Howard and Ruble (Davidson) Bays. Justin retired in 1974 from Davis Dairy Farms after 37 years of service. The Davis family and farm was always a special part of Justin's life. He continued to farm with his two sons for the remainder of...
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Lorne Verlin MacMillan

July 6, 1927 - April 5, 2020

Rev. Lorne Verlin MacMillan, 92, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 6, 1927 in Rosebank, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the son of the late Charles Leslie and Elizabeth Ann (Hardy) MacMillan. Lorne attended Eastern Nazarene College and was given an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. During his ministry he pastored churches throughout Indiana in Marion,...
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Carolyn S. Hensley

December 16, 1935 - April 4, 2020

Carolyn S. Hensley, 84, of Alexandria, passed away on April 4, 2020 at Summitville Health and Living. She was born on December 16, 1935 in Summitville to the late Marvin and Jesse Opal (Love) Hoppes. As a teen Carolyn worked at the soda fountain in Howards Pharmacy in Summitville. She attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis and returned to Summitville to work as an operator for...
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Mark Adrian Jones

November 25, 1944 - April 4, 2020

Mark Adrian Jones, 75, of Anderson, passed away on April 4, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born on November 25, 1944 in Bakersfield, California to the late William Enoch and Myrtle (Nicholson) Jones. Mark was a professional trumpet player in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. He taught school for several years in Pendleton and Phoenix before becoming a nurse. For 30...
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Ruby W. Hummel

January 8, 1926 - April 4, 2020

Ruby W. Hummel, 94, of Anderson, passed away on April 4, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on January 8, 1926 the 6th of 9 children in the Independence community near Livingston, TN to the late Ernest and Edith (Hicks) Winningham. She married Freeman Hummel and they had a son, James (Randy) Hummel. They moved to Anderson in 1950. Ruby retired from Guide Lamp in...
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Jerry L. Schildmeier

August 23, 1936 - April 3, 2020

. Jerry L. Schildmeier (Poppy), 83, Anderson, passed away April 3, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness with his family at his side. He was born August 23, 1936 in Anderson, the son of the late Herbert and Mary (Tucker) Schildmeier. He lived all of his life in Anderson and retired in 1992 from the Anderson Fire Department after 23 years of service and after retirement he enjoyed...
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Peggy Joan Farrington

September 1, 1936 - March 31, 2020

Peggy Joan Farrington, 83, of Anderson, passed away on March 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born on September 1, 1936 in Anderson to the late Nathan and Catherine (Schreiber) McMillan. Peggy was a homemaker. She was a member of the Innisdale United Brethren In Christ Church. She loved children and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Brenda Franklin,...
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Mark A. Sharp

August 2, 1943 - March 29, 2020

Mark A. Sharp, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2020 after a long battle with COPD and other chronic illnesses. The Lord took Mark under the right circumstances and time. With Mark's passing the world lost a unique character. He could fill up a room. He was jovial, friendly and loved to joke with people. Mark was extremely outgoing. He loved to meet new people and to share stories....
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Dorothy Ann Ramsey

September 29, 1928 - March 29, 2020

Dorothy Ann (Zirkelbach) Ramsey, 91, of Anderson, passed away on March 29, 2020 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. She was born on September 29, 1928 in Perkinsville to the late Edward and Florence (Dickey) Zirkelbach. Dorothy was employed by the insurance department of Anderson Banking Company for 23 years of service. She retired from PNC Banking Company after many bank ownership revisions....
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John S. Phagan

July 19, 1939 - March 29, 2020

John Stuart Phagan, 80, passed away Sunday March 29, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vicki Ann (Spidel) Phagan; daughter, Lisa (husband, Rick) Leever; brother-in-law, Terry (wife, Linda) Spidel; sisters-in-law, Janeane (husband, Larry) Gladden and Janet (husband, Don) Chambers; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his...
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Barbara J. Wilson

November 3, 1932 - March 18, 2020

Barbara J. Wilson, 87, entered Heaven's gate on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 3, 1932 in Marion, to the late Raymond Lusher and Ruth (Wysong) McMillan. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1951 and worked as a sales consultant for McDonald's Furniture. Barbara is survived by her children, Kelley (Jeff) Harris, Gayle (Wayne) Neal,...
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Barbara Hickner

June 28, 1931 - March 13, 2020

Barbara J. Hickner, 88, of Anderson, passed to her eternal reward on March 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born June 28, 1931, in Anderson, to Carl F. Strader (deceased) and Margaret R. Liptow Strader (deceased). She was known for her love of life and all people. Her smile was her trademark. Her hugs were her signature. On Oct. 27, 1951, she married the love her life, John W...
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Alton R. "Larry" Brown

March 7, 1946 - March 12, 2020

Alton R. Brown, age 74, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his residence. Alton was born March 7, 1946, to Anna Mae Brown in Lake City, Tennessee. He owned Madison County Plumbing for 14 years. Alton loved to fish, and listen to Blue Grass Music. He was a member of White River Blue Grass Club. Alton is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn R. Brown, who he married May 7, 1966; son...
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Robert Warren Miller

June 15, 1931 - March 7, 2020

Robert Warren Miller, 88, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away peacefully at Community Hospital in Anderson on Saturday, March 7, 2020, while listening to his favorite Big Band music. Robert was born on June 15, 1931, in Evansville, Indiana, but lived in Anderson for most of his life. As a child, he survived the Great Depression, the 1937 Evansville Flood, and scarlet fever. Robert was a 1949...
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George Kenneth Wilder

July 31, 1949 - March 5, 2020

George Kenneth Wilder, 70, of Anderson, passed away on March 5, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital. He was born in Anderson on July 31, 1949 to the late George H. and Viola (Feezel) Wilder. George retired in 2006 as a Tool and Die Maker from General Motors after 37 years of service. He served his country in the US Army. He was a member of the 5th Chapter House and Alcohol Anonymous. He...
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Christine "Tinka" Sonoff

March 4, 2020

Tinka left Lost Woods and went to the Big Party March 4, 2020 after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Born in Jackson, Michigan in 1946, Tinka was a member of the 1964 Markleville High School Arabians graduating class where she was active in the 4-H Club and cheerleading. She also attended Ball State University. She worked as a secretary at General Motors for 18 years, retiring in...
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Tommy Brummett

October 8, 1946 - March 3, 2020

Tommy Brummett, 73, of Anderson, passed away March 3, 2020, at Community Hospital following a brief illness. Tommy, also known as "Prune", was born October 8, 1946 to the late Ed and Myrtle Brummett. He was an Army veteran having served in Korea. He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Hayden (Betty) Brummett, Hershel Brummett, Sherry (Mitch) Emmons, Shelly (Jerri) Harter and Brett...
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Christopher Calabria

August 3, 1950 - February 26, 2020

Christopher Calabria, 69, of Anderson, passed away February 26, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Cairo, Illinois, August 3, 1950 and was a 1969 graduate of Anderson High School. He was a graduate of the United Electronic School and had been an employee of Guide Lamp working as an Electrician. He retired from G.M. in 2003 after 30 years of service. Christopher was a self-reliant man....
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Annabelle L. Conrad

August 10, 1922 - February 19, 2020

Annabelle Conrad, 97, passed away on February 19, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Anderson, Indiana. She was born on August 10, 1922 in Kennard, and graduated from Kennard High School in 1940. She was an employee of Delco Remy of Anderson for 27 years. She was a member of the Lady Elks, Pink Ladies of Alexandria, Community Hospital Volunteer, and the Delco Remy Travel Club. She attended...
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Patty Ann Newby

August 13, 1931 - February 16, 2020

Patty Ann Newby, 88, of Anderson, passed away on February 16, 2020 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. She was born on August 13, 1931 in Jasonville to the late John and Flossie (Denny) Followell. Patty had worked at various school cafeterias in Anderson, retiring in 2009 after 39 years of service. She was a member of Eastside Church of God and worked with the children at Parkview...
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Betty K. Shaffer

June 29, 1925 - February 14, 2020

Betty K. Shaffer, 94, of Anderson, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020. She was born, June 29, 1925, in Elwood, to the late, Adam & Elizabeth (Bertzel) Krebs. She attended St. Joseph's Elementary School in Elwood and graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School, in Anderson, in 1944. She attended Indiana Business College and became an Executive Secretary Betty was a homemaker raising her...
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Kelli A. Drake

July 15, 1969 - February 13, 2020

Kelli A. Drake, 50, of Middletown, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born July 15, 1969 to Billy and Sharon (Holloway) Hager. Kelli was a member of the Aletheia Church and had been a hairstylist for 28 years. Her passion was helping others and she inspired many others to follow their dreams. She enjoyed being with all her family...
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Alice Alatza Hollingsworth

October 3, 1931 - February 12, 2020

Alice Alatza Hollingsworth passed away February 12, 2020 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1931 in Marion, Indiana to the late William H. & Winifred (DeHaven) Rhodes. The family resided in Marion and Rigdon, Indiana until 1944, thereafter moving to Anderson where their father was employed at General Motors. Alice graduated from Anderson High School class of 1949 and attended...
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Brian Dean Whitinger

August 12, 1971 - February 11, 2020

Brian Dean Whitinger, 48, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 11, 2020, at Community Hospital Anderson. Brian graduated from Madison Heights High School and attended Glen Oaks Community College in Centerville, Michigan. He was recently employed by CJ Boots Casket Co. in Anderson. Brian loved NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts. He is survived by his parents, Bill and...
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Birtha Ovadean Bertram

October 15, 1930 - February 7, 2020

Ovadean Bertram, 89, of Anderson, passed away on February 7, 2020 at Community Hospital, Anderson with her loving daughters at her side. She was born on October 15, 1930 in Albany, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Clinton County High School. She met and married Vance Bertram in 1952. They planted, gathered and sold a tobacco crop, then moved to Indianapolis for employment. Ovadean worked...
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Orpha Wendy Patton

May 1, 1937 - February 6, 2020

Orpha (Wendy) M. Patton, 82, Anderson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 6, 2020 after an extended illness. She was born on May 1, 1937, in Union County, Tennessee, to Henry and Stella (Ridenour) Flatford. Wendy was a loving mother and grammy. She loved spending time with her family. She could make a song out of anything. She attended church at East Side House of Prayer. She...
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James Patrick Reagin

September 26, 1941 - February 6, 2020

James Patrick Reagin, age 78, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 following a sudden illness. He was born in Seattle, WA on September 26, 1941, the son of the late Edward James and Marina (Ave) Reagin and lived in Anderson most of his life. He graduated from Ball State University where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. On December 19, 1964 he married the former Alice Ardella...
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Douglas Keith Barnes

April 14, 1951 - January 27, 2020

Douglas Keith Barnes, 68, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020. He was born April 14, 1951 in Anderson to the late Virgil Barnes & Jenny James. Doug is survived by his daughter, Angelique Barnes; granddaughters, Sara & Reiyanna Barnes; and brother, Dennis Barnes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Barnes; son, Derek Barnes; brother, Kenny Surber; and sister, Patricia Jones. ...
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Billie Ann Savage

August 25, 1945 - January 27, 2020

Billie Ann Savage, 74, of Anderson, passed away on January 27, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on August 25, 1945 in Clay County, Tennessee to the late Crit and Grace (Johnson) Daniel. Billie retired from St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital as a Nurse Technician after 20 years of service. She was a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ. She loved her...
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Phyllis June Schmuck

August 28, 1921 - January 26, 2020

Phyllis June Schmuck, 98, a lifelong resident of Anderson, went to be with her sweet Lord and Savior on January 26, 2020. She was known for her ministry of sending thoughtful cards and her gift of hospitality. She and her husband, Francis, shared 78 loving years of marriage before his passing in 2018. Always happiest when surrounded by family and friends, she didn't know a stranger. Phyllis is...
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Linda Sue Kabat

August 2, 1949 - January 23, 2020

Linda Sue (Warren) Kabat, 70, of Anderson, passed away on January 24, 2020 at Countryside Manor in Anderson. She was born on August 2, 1949 in Wabash, IN to the late Edward and Phyllis (Troyer) Warren. Linda retired from CNA Home Healthcare as a Nurses Aid. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Packerton, IN. She enjoyed writing songs and poems. Linda is survived by her husband,...
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Glorene O. "Glo" Barger

January 22, 1934 - January 22, 2020

Glorene O. "Glo" Barger, 86, of Pendleton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 following an extended illness. She was born January 22, 1934 in Anderson, the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice (Turner) Olive. Glo worked as a homemaker, State House secretary, artist and poet. She was an avid lover of nature, gardening and people. She grew up in Anderson, lived in...
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Eugene "Gene" Ingham

October 9, 1926 - January 22, 2020

Eugene "Gene" Ingham, 93, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 following an extended illness. He was born October 9, 1926 in Wichita Falls, TX, the son of the late Marshall and Winnie (Hurwood) Ingham. He retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service, during which he served in three wars, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After leaving the service...
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William "Porky" James

February 14, 1951 - January 21, 2020

William "Porky" James, 68, of Anderson, passed away January 21, 2020 at Millers Merry Manor of Middletown. He was born, February 14, 1951, in Anderson, the son of Clyde and Nellie James. William retired from Delco-Remy having worked there from 1969 to 1999. William is survived by his mother, Nellie James; a sister, Linda (Tim) Ellis; daughters, Haley (Joe) Ukiri, Staci (Chuck) Alfrey, step...
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Shirley Ann Dean

April 15, 1939 - January 19, 2020

On January 19, 2020, Shirley Ann Dean passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Shirley was born in Washington, IN on April 15, 1939 to William and Stella (Terrell) Stewart. She grew up in Shoals, IN and loved Indiana basketball. Shirley married Darrell L. Dean, minister, in 1964 and they raised two daughters Tamara and Cheryl and one son Stephen. Shirley spent her early career working in a...
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Richard Edward Huffer

November 4, 1952 - January 8, 2020

Richard Edward Huffer, 67, of Anderson, passed away on January 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born on November 4, 1952 in Marion, Indiana to the late William and Marjorie (Forder) Huffer. Richard retired from General Motors after 26 years of service. He was a member of the UAW and enjoyed fixing things and helping people. He is survived by his sons, Jeremy (companion Rachel) Huffer of...
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George Anthony Zink, Jr

June 15, 1936 - January 6, 2020

George Anthony Zink, Jr. entered eternal life on January 6, 2020 at his home in Noblesville, Indiana. George was born on June 15, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the first child of George and Genevieve Zink. George was a '54 graduate of Bedford High School where he met his future bride, Kathleen Anne Farrell. George graduated in 1958 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Notre...
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Norman Eugene Givens

December 11, 1926 - January 5, 2020

Norman Eugene Givens, 93, of Anderson, passed away on January 5, 2020 at Community Hospital Anderson. He was born on December 11, 1926 in Jefferson City, Missouri to the late Sherd and Maude (Clanton) Givens. Norman served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He had worked at ABC Rail for 12 years, Sprague Regulator for 12 years, and Weidner Chevrolet for four years. He enjoyed...
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Sarah Belle Johnson

October 11, 1931 - January 3, 2020

Sarah Belle Sparks Johnson, 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Lapel, to Dallas and Juel (Stringer) Sparks. Sarah graduated from Lapel High School in 1950 and the retired from Delco Remy after 32 years. She enjoyed spending her time with her family while at the river where she enjoyed camping and fishing. ...
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Garry Gene Hornbeck

August 18, 1958 - January 1, 2020

Garry Gene Hornbeck, 61, of Anderson, passed away, Jan. 1, 2020 at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Garry was born, August 18, 1958, in Anderson, to the late Millard Mel Hornbeck and Wilma Jayne Seal. He was a lifelong Anderson resident and retired from Guide Lamp in 2000. Garry had a great sense of humor, compassion and generosity. He loved to laugh and have fun. He rescued many dogs...
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Lisa Lewis Wright

November 18, 1958 - December 31, 2019

Lisa Lewis Wright, 61, of Anderson, passed away on December 31, 2019. She was born on November 18, 1958 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Grady and Sue Lewis. Lisa was a member of Southern Heights Christian Church. She was a Price Auditor for Meijer Corporation. She enjoyed reading mysteries and novels. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dennis Wright of Anderson; siblings,...
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Donna Davis

April 18, 1937 - December 29, 2019

Donna (Stinefield) Davis, 82, of Anderson passed away on Sunday December 29, 2019 at Countryside Manor following an extended illness. Donna was born on April 18, 1937 in Alexandria. She was the only daughter, out of seven children, by her parents, both of whom have preceded her in death. She had a lifelong commitment to the Democratic Party, and served on the City Council for 36 years. She was...
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Donald L. Watson

March 7, 1941 - December 27, 2019

Donald L. Watson, 78, of Anderson, passed away December 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1941 in Anderson. Donald retired from the City of Anderson after 40 years as a supervisor for the water department. He, along with his wife are owners of Don & Sherry's Third Base Pub. Donald was a member of the NRA, American Legion, and the American Bowling Association. He enjoyed...
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Kenley Grace Galbreath

December 26, 2019 - December 26, 2019

Kenley Grace Galbreath was born sleeping on December 26, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. Kenley is survived by her parents, Madalyn and Kenny Galbreath; siblings, Stella, Pistol, Chevy, Shannon, Ethan, and Dakota; grandparents, Paula and Carl Galbreath, Bessie Martin; great grandpa Bobby Collins; aunt Megan (Vernon) Martin; uncles, Shawn (Brooke) Shirley, Jerry Elliott; great...
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Richard McKay Gray

October 28, 1967 - December 26, 2019

Richard McKay Gray, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was born October 28, 1967 in Anderson, the son of the late Jack and Beulah V. (Murphy) Gray. Richard worked various jobs in his life, mostly as a millwright. He loved hunting, fishing and music. He is survived by his daughters, Jessica Sweeney of Noblesville, Sarah Fleener of Alexandria and Madison Gray of...
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Iva June Rardin Alley

June 27, 1936 - December 24, 2019

Iva June Alley, age 83, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1936 in Rush County, the daughter of the late Oliver "Ollie" and Viola (Goodpastor) Rardin. In her younger years she loved flower gardening and sewing, making pillows and bedding for her home. She took her skills at sewing into the workplace, working as a seamstress for 35 years at the...
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Tommie L Wood

December 17, 1933 - December 20, 2019

Tommie L. Wood, age 86, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at Rawlins house with her family by her side. She was born December 17, 1933 in Brilliant, Alabama to James and Nora (Sexton) Abbott. Tommie was a Registered Nurse at St. Vincent Hospital, then at hospitals in Michigan and Georgia during her career before her retirement. She was a member of Southern Heights Christian Church. She...
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Naomi Buckner

June 21, 1941 - December 19, 2019

Naomi Gay Buckner, 78, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019. She was born June 21, 1941, in Mayland, Tennessee to the late Joseph & Bessie (Hamm) Hotsinpiller. She worked for Anderson Community Schools for over 28 years as a baker. She loved cooking and spending time with her family. Naomi is survived by her husband of 63 years, MC Buckner; children, Debbie (husband, David) Hatt,...
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Brian K. Yunker

August 10, 1959 - December 17, 2019

Brian K. Yunker, 60, of Anderson, passed away December 17, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born August 10, 1959 to the late Jack and Barbara (Potter) Yunker. Brian served in the U.S. Army as a medic, the skills of which he used later in life working in private home health care. He enjoyed playing bass guitar and spending time with his family. ...
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Shane Matthew Nicholson

March 22, 1988 - December 16, 2019

Shane Matthew Nicholson, 31, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019. He was born March 22, 1988 in Anderson. He was a Union Carpenter as a journeyman for over 10 years. Shane is survived by his mother, Debbie (Hartley) Nicholson; father, Robert Nicholson; siblings, Kevin Foley, Shawn Foley, and Jada Nicholson; several nieces, one nephew, and a great niece. He was preceded in death by...
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Barbara J. Yunker

August 27, 1939 - December 13, 2019

Barbara J. Yunker, 80, of Anderson, passed away at Lifes Journeys of Avon following an extended illness. She was born August 27, 1939 in Jolliet, IL to the late Peter and Gladys (Paynter) Potter. The family moved to the Anderson area and she lived here most of her life. She worked for over 30 years as a case worker for the Department of Family Services. One of her hobbies was pottery, but her...
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Margaret S. Carlisle

May 31, 1934 - December 9, 2019

Margaret S. Carlisle, 85, passed away December 9, 2019. She was born May 31, 1934 in Elwood to the late William & Bertha (Walsh) Stoops. Margaret was a commercial truck driver for Guide for 33 years. She was a member of UAW #663, Madison County Democrat Club, Roosevelt Kennedy Club, Madison County Council, and was past Chief of the Anderson Lion's Club. She is survived by her...
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Opal Mae Matthews

August 12, 1923 - December 7, 2019

Opal Mae (Presser) Matthews, 96, of Anderson, passed away at her residence on December 7, 2019. She was born on August 12, 1923 in Lapel to the late Charles and Maude (Morris) Presser. She graduated from Anderson High School and was employed at Delco Remy and Ruth's Fabric. She was a member of Whetstone Christian Church and the Eastern Star. Opal enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, watching...
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Ardella S. McCord

February 18, 1938 - December 7, 2019

Ardella S. McCord, 81, Anderson, passed away December 7, 2019, at Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness. She was born February 18, 1938, in Elwood, the daughter of the late Roy and Deloris (Paxton) Truitt. Ardella graduated from Elwood High School in 1956, lived in Alexandria and moved to Anderson in 1983. She worked at Fashion Bug Clothing Store for over 20 years and had attended St...
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Richard Dee "Delco Dick" Elmore

November 11, 1931 - December 3, 2019

Richard Dee "Delco Dick" Elmore, 88, of Anderson, passed away Dec 3, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Richard was born November 11, 1931 in Indianapolis, the son of the late A. Clark and Frieda A. Elmore. He enlisted in the USAF as Airman First Class in 1950 serving during the Korean War. Retired after 30+ years at GM, he started at Allison Division of GM then...
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Esther J. Oyler

May 20, 1923 - December 3, 2019

Esther J. Oyler, 96, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Keystone Woods. She was a long-time resident of Anderson. She was born May 20, 1923, in Centerville to the late Lee H. & Mable (Anderson) Pike. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Esther enjoyed gardening and flowers. While at the nursing home she spent her time enjoying Bingo, games, and outings with the other...
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Anita Louise Bankson

October 11, 1957 - November 27, 2019

Anita Louise Bankson, 62, of Markleville, passed away on November 27, 2019 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born on October 11, 1957 in Anderson to the late George William and Frances (Dunlavy) Shuck. Anita attended Pendleton Heights High School. She was currently employed at Speedway Café in Pendleton, Indiana. She helped with the North Christian Church Food Pantry. She...
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Helen M. Heflin

March 17, 1923 - November 25, 2019

Helen M. Heflin, 96, Anderson, passed away on November 25, 2019 in Alabama. She was born on March 17, 1923 in Tipton to the late Ora and Orpha Fouch. Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of the Chesterfield Christian Church, Eastern Star and the Grandview Lady's Golf Club. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly "Jo" (Jeffrey) Wood of Alabama; grandchildren, Christina Firth and Aaron...
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Helen M. Heflin

March 17, 1923 - November 25, 2019

Helen M. Heflin, 96, Anderson, passed away on November 25, 2019 in Alabama. She was born on March 17, 1923 in Tipton to the late Ora and Orpha Fouch. Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of the Chesterfield Christian Church, Eastern Star and the Grandview Lady's Golf Club. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly "Jo" (Jeffrey) Wood of Alabama; grandchildren, Christina Firth and Aaron...
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Brenda K Sheller

May 25, 1954 - November 25, 2019

Brenda K. Sheller, 65, of Anderson, passed away, November 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born, May 25, 1954, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Marvin and Melvina Ashby. She was a 1972 graduate of Madison Heights High School and a lifelong Anderson resident. Brenda retired from O.I. Brockway Glass after 35 years of employment. Brenda loved to travel, attend concerts, and play cards...
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Joseph H. Abel

June 3, 1934 - November 20, 2019

Joseph "Joe" Abel, 85, of Anderson, passed away November 20, 2019 at Countryside Manor following a brief illness. Joe was born June 3, 1934, in Anderson, a son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Abel. He was a veteran of the US Navy and retiree of Delco-Remy. Joe and his wife Delores were able to spend several years living in Florida before moving back to Anderson. He was a kind, thoughtful...
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Kenneth L. (Kenny) Surber

August 12, 1945 - November 18, 2019

Kenneth (Kenny) L. Surber, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18th. He is survived by his wife, Janet Surber; his daughter, Yvette Karaffa, husband Mike; his son, Charles L. Surber, wife Amanda; two grandchildren, Millie and Lucian Karaffa; two brothers, Doug Barnes of Anderson and Dennis Barnes of Texarkana, several nieces and nephews, as well as, several great-nieces and great...
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Steven Kent Breece

September 10, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Steven Kent Breece, 73, of Anderson, passed away on November 17, 2019 at his residence. He was born on September 10, 1946 in Anderson to the late Fred and Ruby (Dayton) Breece. Steven was retired from Payless Supermarket as a Dairy Manager after 20 years of service. He enjoyed working on electronics. He is survived by his children, Steve Breece, Stephanie (Joe) Fischer, Emily (Stevie)...
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Kimberley Dawn Kelley

December 31, 1974 - November 16, 2019

Kimberley Dawn Kelley, 44, of Anderson, passed away on November 16, 2019. She was born on December 31, 1974 in Vancouver, Washington. Kim's primary occupation was a Customer Service Representative. She was a member and taught Sunday school at Redeemer Baptist Church in Anderson, and loved music. She is survived by her parents, John Kelley and Rosemary (Lundsten) Ditmer; siblings, Kara ...
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Gladys Irene Hunt

June 18, 1919 - November 11, 2019

Gladys Flowers Hunt, 100, passed away peacefully Nov. 11, 2019 at her home in Anderson, Ind. She was born June 18, 1919 to the late Everett and Grace Kinder in Dearborn County, Ind. She was a longtime member of Columbus Ave. Church of Christ and devoted follower of Jesus. A strong matriarch of her family, she worked tirelessly outside the home until her retirement from Delco Remy in 1984....
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Landon Lee Arnold

November 9, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Infant Landon Lee Arnold, went to be with his Lord, November 9, 2019, at St. Vincent Regional Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Shawn Tyler-Wayne Arnold and Emily Linnette Ann Keogh; and a brother, Luke Keogh. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Saunders Cemetery, Yorktown, IN. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, at Brown-Butz...
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Patrick O. Downey

April 10, 1933 - November 4, 2019

Patrick O. Downey, 86, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born April 10, 1933 in Elwood and a lifelong member of Madison County. He retired from Delco Remy in 1992. Patrick is survived by his children, Shari Downey, Patricia Downey, & Jeffery Downey; stepson, William (wife, Nancy) Lawson, Jr.; sisters, Donna Partain & Juanita White; grandchildren, William...
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Victor Christoff

December 8, 1946 - November 3, 2019

Victor Paul Christoff, 72, entered heaven, November 3, 2019, at his Anderson residence. He was born, December 8, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of the late Paul and Dorthea Christoff. He was a 1965 graduate of Anderson High School. After 39 years of service, he retired from General Motors in 2004. Victor was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Victor's life was characterized by his...
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Carol Genell Keown

January 17, 1936 - November 3, 2019

Carol Gennell Keown, 83, passed away November 3, 2019 at her home in Anderson, after a long battle with cancer. She was born January 17, 1936 to the late Effie & William Morris on January 17, 1936 in Dalton City, Illinois. Genell graduated from Bethany High School in 1953. She worked at Illinois Bell and then advertising at a local newspaper while raising her family and serving her church. ...
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