Our Obituaries

Ward A. McCarty

June 17, 1924 - September 17, 2017

Ward A. McCarty, 93, of Columbus died 10:15 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Ward was born in Rochester, Indiana June 17, 1924, the son of J. Murray and Henriyetta Ward McCarty. He married Norma Ogilvie and she survives.He was a graduate of Indiana University and taught school for 22 years retiring in 1985 from Southport Elementary School...
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Nevaeh Yvonne Rose Byrd

February 10, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Nevaeh Yvonne Rose Byrd, 6 months, died 2:23 a.m. Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Nevaeh was born February 10, 2017 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Brittany Diane Stevenson and Robert A. Byrd of Columbus.She is survived by her parents; brothers, Caiden, Robert William and Hunter Byrd of Columbus; grandparents, Ulla Byrd of Germany; William and...
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Donald Allen Schmidt

August 17, 1956 - August 22, 2017

Donald Allen Schmidt, 61, of Columbus died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his home following a valiantly fought 12 ½ year battle, with little complaint, with a rare cancer, Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumor. Donald was born in Indianapolis August 17, 1956, the son of Donald L. and Patricia Sullivan Schmidt. He married Linda McMIllan August 18, 1979 in First Christian Church. He was Vice-President...
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Betty Jean Penisten

October 30, 1920 - August 18, 2017

Betty Jean Penisten, 96, of Columbus died 4:57 a.m. Friday August 18, 2017, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.Betty was born in Columbus October 30, 1920, the daughter of Otha Victor and Otice Eurlene Glick Larkin. She married Wilbur Steinkamp in August of 1943; he preceded her in death in September of 1944. She married Paul E. Penisten March 28, 1948; he preceded her in death February 8, 1992.She...
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April Renay Morano

October 14, 1971 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Phyllis June Larrison

March 24, 1936 - August 12, 2017

Phyllis Larrison passed on August 12, 2017 and went to be with her parents and two of her children. She was born Phyllis June Fulp to Norton Perry Fulp and Mildred Romine Fulp on March 24, 1936 in Columbus, Indiana and was raised there with her sister Cynthia Diana. The family attended the First Baptist Church in Columbus. Phyllis started her work life as a secretary at The Reeves Company in...
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Harold Franklin Behrman

February 17, 1921 - July 31, 2017

Harold F. Behrman, 96, of Columbus, died peacefully in his sleep Monday, July 31, 2017 at Willow Crossing. Mr. Behrman was a graduate of Columbus High School. Harold retired from Cummins as an engineer after 42 years of employment. He was a member of the Gold Key Kiwanis, Exchange Club; and St. Peter's Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir for several years. When he was younger, he...
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Martha May Newsom

April 13, 1928 - July 15, 2017

Martha May (Marty) Newsom, 89, passed away on July 15, 2017 at Kindred North in Indianapolis. She was a resident at Four Seasons Retirement Home in Columbus where she lived for the past ten years. Preceding her in death were her parents, Mary and Frank Newsom. Her sister, Mary Beth Newsom Shymkus of Espanola, New Mexico survives. Also surviving are nephew, David Shymkus (Pamela) of...
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Trinity Claire Benninger

June 29, 2017 - June 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Susan Lee Krueger

July 11, 1958 - June 25, 2017

Susan Lee Krueger, 58, of Columbus died 5:08 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Susan was born July 11, 1958, in Columbus, the daughter of Dr. Robert B. and Betty M. Hogan Krueger. She graduated in 1984 from Ft. Wayne Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing with an RN degree. From 1984 to 2008, she was a neo-natal nurse at Riley Hospital in...
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Xavier Carlos Garay

January 14, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Xavier Carlos Garay Xavier Carlos Garay, 5 month old son of Tausha N. Bulthuis and Carlos E. Garay, died June 24, 2017. Xavier was born smiling and loved to smile all the time. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Albert Bulthuis; and great-uncle, Rolondo Pagan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Trevor Niccum of Columbus; grandparents, Amy (Ed)...
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Thomas Perl Reifenberg

May 21, 1930 - June 10, 2017

Thomas Perl Reifenberg, 87, of Columbus passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Tom was born May 21, 1930 in Mansfield, Ohio to Joseph H. and Florence (Perl) Reifenberg. He married his college sweetheart, Margaret E. Korb, at St. Benedict's in Evansville on Aug 30, 1952. She preceded him in death on Aug 24, 2015. Tom is survived by his children...
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Keighlin Payte Jarvis

December 19, 1995 - May 27, 2017

Keighlin Payte Jarvis, 21, of Columbus, died May 27, 2017. Keighlin was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family and being outdoors. Survivors include her loving daughter, Calissa Marie Gray of Columbus; parents, Lindsey Jarvis (Rich Jacobs) of Columbus and Mitch (Justine) Jarvis of Greenwood; siblings, Miranda Sue Jarvis and fiancée, Brendon Crook...
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Laura Frances Watts

January 24, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Laura F. (Ray) Watts, 94, of Four Seasons Health Care Center, Columbus, went to her heavenly home May 11, 2017. Born January 24, 1923 in the Hurricane Community in Johnson County, IN, Laura was the third daughter of Neva (Henderson) Ray and Harry Ray. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Marian Rees and Ida Wright. As a youth, Laura was active in 4-H, representing Johnson...
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Kazimiera Maria Brewczynski

April 10, 1924 - May 2, 2017

Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Kazimiera Maria Brewczynski, 93, a resident of Columbus, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th Street, Columbus, Indiana. Burial will be at the Bell Tower Garden, Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus. The family will greet friends at 9:30 a.m. in the narthex of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. There will be...
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Martha Jane S. McCullough

December 4, 1924 - April 24, 2017

Jane S. McCullough, 92, of Taylor Road, died 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.She is survived by nieces and nephews.In keeping with her wishes there will be no funeral service or visitation. Private entombment was next to her husband, Dr. Henry G. McCullough, in Garland Brook Mausoleum.In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Our Hospice of South Central...
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Lucinda A. Bray

February 14, 1956 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Beulah J. Wuestenfeld

October 11, 1923 - April 1, 2017

Beulah Wuestenfeld, 93, of Columbus, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Four Seasons Retirement Home.She was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of John Lloyd and Helen Van Camp. She grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and West Lafayette, Indiana. She married William R. Wuestenfeld on Nov. 17, 1944, in West Lafayette.She graduated from West Lafayette High...
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Martha J. Russell-Moore

November 1, 1917 - April 1, 2017

Martha Jane Russell-Moore, 99, of Columbus, died at 1:29 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.Martha was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, the daughter of John and Maggie Baker Goins. She married Glenn P. Russell June 25, 1938, in Columbus; he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1992. She married William Moore Aug. 8, 1995; he preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2008 ....
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Betty J. Burns

January 18, 1926 - March 19, 2017

Betty J. Burns, 91, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. Betty had a love for animals, especially horses, dogs and cats. She also enjoyed music, ballet and watching classic movies. But above all she found joy in helping others, especially those less fortunate than she. She was a former employee of Cummins, US Products, Irwin Management Company and Columbus Bank. She was...
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Martha L. Middleton

November 9, 1921 - March 12, 2017

Martha L. Middleton, 95, of Columbus died 9:20 a.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.Martha was born in Bartholomew County November 9, 1921 the daughter of Melvin E. and Mina M. Morris Scott. She married David M. Middleton March 19, 1944 in Columbus; he preceded her in death March 12, 1995.She had worked for Indiana Bell Telephone Company and Mountain States Telephone...
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Morris Edward Piper

October 1, 1945 - March 7, 2017

Morris Edward Piper, Sr., 71 of Columbus, died Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017 at 8:30 a. m. in his home. Born in Columbus on October 1, 1945, Morris was the son of John and Mary Bennett Piper. He had worked as a machine operator for Dolly Madison for twenty five years. He enjoyed bowling, cooking, fishing, NASCAR races, Indy Car races, gardening and playing card games with his kids and...
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Alice Jeanine Berkshire

November 5, 1932 - March 6, 2017

Alice "Jeanine" Bertram Berkshire, 84 of Columbus, died Monday morning, March 6, 2017 at 11:25 a. m. in Silver Oaks Health Campus. Born in North Vernon, Jeanine was the daughter of Charles and Mary Louise Miller Bertram. She married Dr. Shaffer Berkshire in 1953 in North Vernon and he preceded her in death in 2005. Jeanine was a 1953 graduate of the St. Vincent School of Nursing and worked as...
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Bonnie Sue Eaglen-Gibson

September 22, 1942 - March 5, 2017

Bonnie Sue Eaglen-Gibson, 74, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Bonnie worked in the accounting department of Circle K Corporate over 25 years. She also loved Bingo, her pets and traveling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Delores (Martin) Cheek; and spouses, Charles Junior Eaglen and Willis L. Gibson. Survivors...
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Wayne O. Truex

May 13, 1931 - March 3, 2017

Wayne O. Truex, EdD, 85, of Columbus, died at noon Friday, March 3, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Dr. Truex was born in North Webster, Indiana, May 13, 1931, the son of Francis W. and Arvilla Leeper Truex. He married Arlene L. Gillett, and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was aprofessor at lllinois State...
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Patricia J. Fish

January 12, 1964 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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William H. Everroad

July 3, 1936 - February 17, 2017

William H. "Bill" Everroad, 80 of Columbus, died Friday February 17, 2017, at 7:51 p. m. at I. U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries he sustained in a car accident in Columbus, Indiana. Born in Columbus on July 3, 1936, Bill was the son of William S. and Victoria Virginia Taulman Everroad. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and was attending Saint Joseph's College in...
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Cristy Dawn Petrosky

February 19, 1975 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Donald Eugene Brown

October 20, 1934 - February 13, 2017

Donald E. Brown Sr., 82, of Edinburgh, died at 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at his home.Don was born in Columbus, Oct. 20, 1934, the son of Wilbur Emmett and Eva Louise Barr Brown. He married Shirley Watson, and she survives.He was a retired electrical contractor and had worked for Growe Electric and Lovelace Electric. He built log homes and was park manager for Sunnybrook Mobil Home Park. He...
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Jack Eugene Holden

May 9, 1948 - January 26, 2017

Jack Eugene Holden, 68 of North Vernon, died Thursday January 26, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. in his home. Jack was born May 9, 1948 in Columbus, he was the son of Jack John and Margaret Hall Helen Holden. Jack's survivors include his wife; Brenda Van Arsdale, North Vernon; his children, Anita Jenkins, North Vernon, Larry Lee (Tonya) Holden, Carrollton, Georgia and Troy Eichenberry, Indiana;...
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Bonnie J. Reece Fuller

August 8, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Bonnie J. Reece Fuller, 84, of Columbus, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home.Born Aug. 5, 1932, in Brazil, Indiana, Bonnie was the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Banks Reece. She married Dr. Robert G. Fuller in 1955 in Columbus, and he survives.Bonnie graduated from Columbus High School in 1950 and Indiana University in 1954 with a degree in political science, minor in journalism. She was a...
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Bonnie J. Reece Fuller

August 5, 1932 - January 14, 2017

Bonnie J. Reece Fuller, 84, of Columbus, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home.Born Aug. 5, 1932, in Brazil, Indiana, Bonnie was the daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Banks Reece. She married Dr. Robert G. Fuller in 1955 in Columbus, and he survives.Bonnie graduated from Columbus High School in 1950 and Indiana University in 1954 with a degree in political science, minor in journalism. She was a...
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Kathryn Joanne Donaher

August 30, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Kathryn Joanne Donaher, 88, of Columbus, died at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Columbus Regional Health.Born Aug. 30, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kathryn was the daughter of Harold James and Kathryn Emily Kitto Porter. She married John Edward "Jack" Donaher April 3, 1954, in Waukegan, Michigan. He preceded her in death April 18, 2002.Kathryn graduated from Shorewood High School in 1946...
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Joanne Q. Spangler

October 8, 1932 - January 4, 2017

Joanne Q. Spangler, 83, a former Columbus resident died January 4, 2017 in Mechanicsburg, PA.She was born in Bloomsburg, PA October 8, 1932 the daughter of George R. and Emily J. Haidle Quick. She married John S. Spangler November 1, 1958 in New Cumberland, PA. He preceded her in death January 24, 2003. Joanne graduated from New Cumberland High School and attended Susquehanna University. She...
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Edna H. Pollitt

October 4, 1915 - January 2, 2017

Edna H. Pollitt, 101, of Columbus, died at 11:49 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2017, at Hickory Creek at Columbus.Edna was born in Carbondale, Illinois, October 4, 1915, the daughter of Jasper and Florence Hawkins Harris. She married Robert W. Pollitt Oct. 27, 1935, in Makanda, Illinois, he preceded her in death April 3, 1987.She worked as a clerk for Peggy's Fashions, Dell Brothers and Fischvogts...
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Larry Dean Guthrie

August 23, 1942 - December 31, 2016

Larry Dean Guthrie, 74, "went gently into that good night" in the comfort of his home on December 31, 2016 after a lengthy illness. His wife, Marti was by his side. Larry was born August 23, 1942 in Columbus to William Francis and Laura (Rediker) Guthrie. Larry lived his entire life in Bartholomew County. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and served in the Indiana Army...
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Virgie Poland

March 15, 1923 - December 23, 2016

Virgie Poland, 93, of Columbus, passed into the presence of the Lord at 11:46 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, surrounded by her family, at Kindred Transitional Care Center.Virgie was born in Oscaloosa, Kentucky, March 15, 1923, the daughter of John D. and Ida Hampton Frazier. She married Homer Donald Poland. He preceded her in death.She was a former employee of C.P. Electronics, Sears and Arvin...
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Doris Cleo Henry

May 1, 1926 - December 9, 2016

Doris C. "D.C." Henry, 90, of Columbus, died December 9, 2016 at Four Seasons Healthcare. He was born on May 1, 1926. D.C. was a WWII veteran serving in the US Navy. Mr. Henry retired from Golden Castings. He loved deer hunting, fishing, being outdoors, gardening and his dog, KC. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mollie Henry; wife, Delores Henry; sons, Richard and Robert...
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Donna Mae Beatty

April 28, 1929 - December 7, 2016

Donna Mae Williams Beatty, 87 of Columbus, died Wednesday 12-7-16 at Columbus Regional Health. Born on 4-28-29 in Connersville, IN, Donna was the daughter of Cecil and Garnet Stoehr Williams. She married Charles J. Beatty on 12-22-51 in Columbus and he survives. Other survivors are her daughters; Susan (Thomas) Richart of Shelbyville and Wendy Gates of North Vernon; four grandchildren and one...
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Dora Darlene Coffey

December 14, 1939 - December 5, 2016

Dora Darlene Coffey Dora Darlene Coffey, 76, of Columbus, died December 5, 2016 at Hickory Creek of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Coffey; parents, Forrest F. and Helena C. (Wheldon) Davis; son, Richard Coffey; sisters, Violet Carnahan and Shirley Stainbrook; and brothers, David and Gene Griese. Survivors include her loving daughters, Barbara Shuler,...
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Richard L. Greenlee

November 16, 1935 - November 26, 2016

Richard L. "Dick" Greenlee, 81, of Taylorsville, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Born in Bartholomew County on Nov. 16, 1935, Dick was the son of Cecil and Wilma Wilbur Greenlee.He married Shirley Ping Trimnell and she survives. He later married Karen Warren Neville in Jeffersonville, Kentucly, on May 24,1986, and she survives.Dick retired...
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Mavis Jean Herring

May 9, 1941 - November 16, 2016

Mavis Jean Herring, 75 of Columbus, died Wednesday morning at 1:34 a. m. at Four Seasons Retirement Center. Born in Minnesota on 5-9-41, Mavis was the daughter of Erhardt and Evelyn Johnson Rust. She married Don Herring and he preceded her in death in 2011. Mavis is survived by her children; Jennifer (Michael) Langevin of Columbus, Beth (Aaron) Connell, of Columbus, Ohio and Donn (LeaAnn)...
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Maurice Allen David

March 26, 1922 - November 13, 2016

A memorial service for Maurice A. “Pat” David, a former attorney and Judge of Bartholomew County, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, 618 8th St., Columbus, IN.The service will be preceded by visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or CASA (Court...
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Sherry A. Clark

May 11, 1943 - November 11, 2016

Sherry A Clark, 73, of Columbus died November 11, 2016. Sherry was born May 11, 1943 in Knox County to Robert and Frances Clark. She graduated in 1961 from Lincoln High School in Vincennes. Sherry spent her life taking care of others in the nursing field, working with those affected by domestic violence and special needs. She enjoyed her artwork, spending time with family, watching Animal...
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Larry Dean Finkle

July 25, 1941 - November 6, 2016

Larry Dean Finkle, 75 of Columbus, died unexpectedly Sunday November 6th, 2016 in the Emergency Department of Columbus Regional Hospital.Born in Columbus, Larry was the son of Paul R. and Clara Mae Thompson Finkle. They preceded him in death.Among Larry's survivors are his wife, Deborah "Debbie" Wichman Finkle of Columbus, his sister, Marilu Carr of Hope, brother-in-law and sisters...
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Loretta W. Hicks

December 13, 1950 - November 2, 2016

Loretta W. Hicks, 65, of Columbus, died Nov. 2, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.She was born Dec. 13, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Virginia and Ralph Thompson.Loretta was raised in Carrollton, Kentucky, where she met and married William A. "Bill" Hicks on February 22, 1969. They moved to Indiana where they resided along with their family for the last...
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Gerald Nmn Tekulve

November 5, 1950 - October 31, 2016

Gerald "Bud" Tekulve, 75, of Trafalgar died Monday, October 31, 2016, at his home.Bud was born in Columbus, November 5, 1940, the son of Edward and Alta Roberts Tekulve. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He enjoyed drag racing, race cars and also enjoyed collecting.He is survived by children, Eddie (Linda) Tekulve of Avon, In, Jon (Judy) Tekulve of Columbus, Buddy (Regina) Tekulve of...
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Dorothea M. Fiesbeck

February 22, 1929 - September 10, 2016

Dorothea Marie Schulz Fiesbeck, 87 of Columbus, died Saturday morning at 3:50 a. m. at the Our Hospice of Couth Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Born February 22, 1929 in Bartholomew County, she was the daughter of Martin and Nettie Pardieck Schulz. Dorothea was a lifelong Bartholomew County resident, graduating from Columbus High School. She worked fourteen years for Taylorsville School...
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Bobby B. Braby

December 3, 1927 - September 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Eunice A. Mays

November 10, 1927 - August 31, 2016

Eunice A. Mays, 89, of Columbus, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care of Columbus.She was born in Greensburg November 10, 1927, the daughter of John and Goldie Elliott Angel. She married Robert "Dutch" Mays February 2, 1969, in Shelbyville. He preceded her in death August 14, 2003.She was co-owner and bookkeeper of Dutch's Body Shop.Survivors include a son,...
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Shirley Ann Monroe

April 2, 1935 - August 24, 2016

Shirley Ann Monroe, 81, of Columbus, passed away shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility where she, her family and friends received exceptional care and support. She was with her husband of 63 years, Robert "Bob," sons, Chris and Craig, and her daughter-in-law, Becky, at the time of her passing. In her final days she was...
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Mary Joan Penrose

January 4, 1924 - August 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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James Lee Robbins

August 10, 1948 - August 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Thomas Creviston Bigley

August 4, 1939 - August 18, 2016

Thomas Creviston Bigley, Jr., 77, Columbus, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Mr. Bigley was born on August 4, 1939 in Indianapolis to Thomas C. Bigley, Sr. and Rebecca Sharpnack Bigley. Thomas attended Stanford University and received his law degree from Indiana University. He retired in 2010 as Senior Partner of the family law firm, Sharpnack-Bigley-Stroh and Washburn, which he...
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Roberta Jean Irwin

May 15, 1939 - August 12, 2016

Roberta Jean Pollitt Irwin, 77 of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 6:24 a. m. Friday 8-12-16 in her home. Roberta was born 5-15-39 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Robert W. and Edna Pauline Harris Pollitt. She married Benjamin Richard "Dick" Irwin on 1-24-60 in Columbus. He preceded her in death on 3-26-16. A '57 graduate of Columbus North High High School, Roberta was a member of First United...
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George Robert Hedger

November 11, 1928 - August 8, 2016

Robert Hedger, 87 of Columbus, passed away Monday, 8-8-16. Born in Columbus on 11-11-28, Robert was the son of Glen and Nellie Millholland Hedger and they preceded him in death. He was raised in Columbus and attended public schools. He enlisted in the US Navy in 45 during WWII at the age of 17 and served until 49. Upon returning to Columbus after his service in the Navy, he worked for...
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Alan Ross Powell

January 9, 1947 - August 6, 2016

Alan Ross Powell, 69, of Columbus died at 3:13 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.Alan was born in Vincennes, Indiana, January 9, 1947, the son of Phillip and Mary Hagemeier Powell. He was a pharmacist in the U.S. Army and worked as a pharmacist for Osco Pharmacy for 30 years, retiring from Doctor's Park Pharmacy in 2013.He was a member of First United Methodist...
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Betty K. McMillan

September 5, 1921 - August 2, 2016

Betty K. McMillan, 94, of Columbus, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.Mrs. McMillan was born in Seymour, Indiana, Sept. 5, 1921, the daughter of Virgil and Elnora Toppe Kysar. She married Robert H. McMillan Jan. 26, 1946, in Seymour; he preceded her in death June 20, 1992.Betty was a member of First Christian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, PEO Sisterhood,...
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Vivian I. Jones

February 13, 1925 - July 26, 2016

Vivian Irene Hanson Jones, 91, of Columbus, died at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital.Born Feb. 13, 1925, in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, Vivian was the daughter of Arthur and Lillian Borjeson Hanson. She married Raymond Jones April 27, 1957, in Columbus and he survives.She had worked for Stackpoles in Pennsylvania as an inspector and after moving to Columbus worked in the...
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Ernest Wayne Myers

February 2, 1938 - July 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Earl Wayne Fiesbeck

August 14, 1934 - June 27, 2016

Earl Wayne Fiesbeck, 81, of Columbus, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.Earl was born in Columbus Aug. 14, 1934, the son of Clifford Henry and Lula Scheidt Fiesbeck. He had lived on and farmed the family ground established by his grandfather when migrating to Bartholomew County. He was a longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and a former member of...
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Wandle L. Marks

June 26, 1926 - May 26, 2016

Wandle L. Marks, 89, of Columbus died 10:45 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at his home.Wandle was born July 26, 1926 in Council Grove, Kansas the son of Edwin and Rattalee Ricks Marks.. He married Gretchen Sigmund and she survives.He worked for Vernco and Como Plastics in Human Resources. He served in the Navy during WWII.He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Sigmund Marks of Columbus; son,...
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Butler Jackson Hayes

January 31, 1926 - May 24, 2016

Butler Jackson "Dick" Hayes, 90, of Hope, a former Columbus resident, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home.He was born in Stephens County, Georgia, Jan. 31, 1926, the son of Hoyt and Lillian Walters Hayes. He married Ann Haywood Oct. 31, 1949, in Walhalla, South Carolina; she preceded him in death Aug. 16, 1997.Dick served in the U.S. Army and the Merchant...
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Lela Irene Hillenberg

March 28, 1929 - May 15, 2016

Lela Irene Gray Moss Hillenberg, 87, of Columbus, died at 10:58 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient facility.Born at Letts Corner in Decatur County, March 28, 1929, Irene was the daughter of Russell Sands Gray and Leora Gail Summa. She was a 1947 graduate of Columbus High School, worked for many years as a floor superintendent at C.P. Electronics and later...
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Richard Dale Coffey

March 22, 1958 - May 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Dick Joe Judge

July 20, 1929 - May 7, 2016

Dickie Joe "Dick" Judge, 86, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, in the Emergency Department of Columbus Regional Hospital.Born July 20, 1929, in Urbana, Illinois, Dick was the son of Hassell and Frieda Sullivan Judge. He grew up in the Fairland, Indiana, area graduating from Fairland High School in 1947 and later moving to Columbus.Over his lifetime in Columbus,...
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Doris Marie Ritz

November 6, 1920 - May 3, 2016

Doris Marie Sims Ritz, 95, of Columbus, died at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday in Silver Oaks Health Campus.Born in Columbus on November ­6, 19­20, Doris was the daughter of William Heiskell Sims and Ida Alice Boll Sims. She married Paul Ritz in 1941 in Nashville, Indiana. He preceded her in death in '69.Doris was a '39 graduate of Columbus High School, a member of Petersville United Methodist...
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Samuel R. Winick

July 5, 1991 - April 29, 2016

Samuel R. Winick, 24, of Columbus, Indiana, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on April 29, 2016.Sam was born in Decatur, Illinois, on July 5, 1991. Sam lived his early childhood years in Decatur and also, for a short time, in Tacoma, Washington. Sam moved to Columbus with his family in 2000. He attended Lillian Schmitt Elementary School, Northside Middle School and Columbus North...
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Michael L. Lucas

June 14, 1956 - April 29, 2016

Michael L. Lucas, 59, of Columbus died 225 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.He was born in England July 14, 1956 the son of the late Lyle and Daphne Fielder Lucas.He is survived by his wife, Charlotte R. Gobin Lucas; brothers, Randy Lucas of Columbus, and Scott Lucas of Meeker, Colorado; sister, Karen Lucas of Meeker, Colorado; step-father, Warren Walker of...
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Martha S. Graham

March 23, 1913 - April 10, 2016

Martha Stephenson Graham, 103, of Columbus, Indiana, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Four Seasons Medical Center in Columbus.Mrs. Graham is survived by her son, Andrew Stephenson Graham; daughter-in-law, Dina L. Graham; grandchildren, Susan Louise (William) Moore, Daniel Andrew (Seong-Kyung) Graham and Matthew Sawyer (Rita) Graham; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Stephenson Moore, Kyle Joseph...
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Roger Harold Burton

September 16, 1949 - April 7, 2016

Roger Harold Burton, 66 of Columbus, died Thursday 4-7-16 at 8:10 p. m. at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana inpatient facility. Born in Columbus on 9-16-49, Roger was the son of Virgil and Nellie Cook Burton. He married Dana Scifres on 9-23-78 and she survives. Roger graduated from Columbus North High School in 1968 and had worked for Cummins Engine Company as a machine operator for thirty...
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Rosemarie Berry

April 26, 1943 - April 1, 2016

Rosemarie Berry, 72, of Columbus, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at her home.Born in 1943 in Columbus, Rosemarie was the daughter of J. Frank and Lucille Pruitt.She was a 1961 graduate of Columbus High School and attended Butler University.She married Major Franklin W. Berry in 1970 at First Christian Church in Columbus. In the following years, she enjoyed her life as a military spouse, living in...
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Benjamin Richard Irwin

January 17, 1936 - March 26, 2016

Benjamin Richard "Dick" Irwin, 80, of Columbus, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016.Born in Columbus, Dick was the son of Benjamin Harvey and Mary Helen Kaufman Irwin. He married Roberta Pollitt on January 24, 1960, in Columbus and she survives.Dick graduated from Columbus High School in 1953 and then graduated from Purdue University in...
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Raymond Frazier Handley

October 25, 1929 - March 21, 2016

Raymond Frazier "Ray" Handley, 86, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a. m., Monday, March 21, 2016, in the Emergency Room of Columbus Regional Hospital.Born in Columbus on October 25, 1929, Ray was the son of Street Wayne and Avonal Ellen Frazier Handley. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1947. He had worked for Cummins Engine Company as a draftsman and retired from the U. S. Postal...
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Raymond Frazier Handley

October 25, 1929 - March 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Susan E. Weddle

October 29, 1915 - March 16, 2016

Susan E. Weddle, 100, of Nashville passed away Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Mrs. Weddle was born in Bloomington, IN Oct. 29, 1915 the daughter of Elyet and Bessie Kerr.She was married to the late Bill D. Weddle. Surviving are children, Ramon (Peg) Broerman, Celeste (Chester) Skoczylas, Jon Weddle; grandchildren, Scott (Marty) Broerman, Kevin (Carol) Broerman, Megan (Thomas) Boswell, Elizabeth (Jeremiah)...
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Ward Ray Edwards

October 21, 1966 - March 10, 2016

Ward Ray Edwards II was a hard-working, loyal family man devoted to his wife and children. His quiet, kind, and gentle spirit will always be remembered and cherished. He was a thoughtful and considerate man and for that, he will remain in the hearts of those who knew him.Married in 1994 to Nancy Ziegler Edwards, he was the father to Eli and Emma. He graduated from the University of Illinois...
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Nancy Jane Folger

February 13, 1941 - March 7, 2016

Nancy Jane Gilliland Folger, 75, of Columbus, died at 10:51 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016, in Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville.Born in Greensburg, Nancy was the daughter of Wayne V. and Lillian June Dietrich Gilliland. She married Robert D. Folger on July 4, 1959, in Burney and he survives.Nancy graduated from Burney High School in 1959. She had retired from Cummins Engine Company...
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Virgil Andrew Johnson

July 5, 1943 - March 3, 2016

Virgil Andrew Johnson, Jr., 72, of Columbus died 5:03 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center.He was born in Bartholomew County July 5, 1943 the son of Virgil Andrew Johnson, Sr. and Lilly Mae Wright Johnson. He was a former employee of Arvin Industries.Survivors include children, Micky (Tammy) Johnson of Columbus, Ginger Hernandez of Columbus and Jerry...
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Cheryl Ann Pankow

June 6, 1949 - February 29, 2016

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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Hazel Dorothy Doup

September 19, 1924 - February 28, 2016

Hazel Doup was reunited with her loving husband on Sunday, February 28, 2016.Born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 19, 1924, to Peter and lnger Haa, Hazel was an avid swimmer in her youth and later enjoyed dancing after meeting John Doup at Navy Pier in Chicago. They married August 30, 1947, in Chicago and over their 57 years together, raised four sons, David (Joy) Doup of North Vernon, Indiana...
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Pamela Helen Corrall

May 16, 1954 - February 26, 2016

Pamela Helen Decker Corrall, 61 of Puyallup, WA, died unexpectedly in her home on Friday 2-26-16. Born 5-16-54 in Columbus Pamela was the daughter of Lawrence and Ellen Hyden Decker. She married Dr. C. James Corrall on 3-27-02 in Las Vegas and he survives. Other survivors include her children, Justin (fiancé, Andrea Pelton) Beck and Carol Ann Beck; grandchildren, Collin Beck, Shane Pelton...
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Dorothea Hunter Johnson

June 12, 1922 - January 15, 2016

Dorothea Jean Hunter Johnson, 93, died on January 15, 2016, at Hoosier Village in Zionsville, Indiana. She was a longtime resident of Columbus, Indiana, where she was born on June 12, 1922, to Abner J. and Ruth (Newsom) Hunter. Dorothea married Donald Maurice Johnson on June 30, 1947.She is survived by daughter, Beverly Ann Lafferty (Joseph) of Manteo, North Carolina; son, Dr. Gregory Hunter...
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Tamara I. Taylor

December 21, 1962 - January 2, 2016

Tamara I. "Tami" Taylor, 53, of Freetown, Indiana died 6:40 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.She is survived by her husband, Randy Dorsett of Freetown; mother, Pearl Taylor of McBain. MI; daughters, Sarah Dozier of Taylorsville, IN and Kathryn Dozier of Indiana Head Park, IL; sisters, Kim Taylor of Indian Head Park, IL and Bridget Taylor of Cadillac, MI.Tami...
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Judith Mae Moore

November 29, 1939 - December 28, 2015

Judith Mae "Judy" Moore, 76 of Elizabethtown, died Monday evening at 4:49 p. m. in the Emergency Room of Columbus Regional Health. Born in Columbus, Judy was the daughter of William Gordon and Lois Martha O'Neal Reed. Judy was a longtime member of Petersville United Methodist Church, graduated from Indiana Business College and served as a secretary for Irwin Management for 42 years retiring in...
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Deniece Louise Childers

June 8, 1955 - December 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Paschel H. Nichols

October 6, 1928 - December 3, 2015

Paschel H. "Nick" Nichols, 87, of Columbus, passed away at 5:18 p.m. December 3, 2015, at his residence.He was born October 6, 1928, in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, the son of John H. and Vera M. Watkins Nichols. He met and married Joan Margaret Anne Hallesay of High Wycombe, England, while stationed in England during World War II.Paschel was a veteran of the United States Air Force, 8th Air...
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Stephen Douglas Krebbs

March 5, 1953 - October 23, 2015

Stephen Douglas Krebbs, 62, of Columbus, died at 9:01 p.m. Friday in Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South at Greenwood.Born in Columbus on March 5, 1953, Steve was the son of Harold Dean and Edna Charlene Mahoney Krebbs. He married Barbara Hulfachor on Oct. 13, 1979 in Columbus and she survives.Steve had worked for Golden Foundry and David R. Webb. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge...
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Ralph A. Boesche

July 29, 1948 - October 15, 2015

Ralph A. Boesche, 67, of Columbus, died 5:53 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015, at his home.Ralph was born in Columbus July 29, 1948, the son of Wilbur and Betty Griffin Boesche. He married Donna Vetter March 2, 1974.A 1966 graduate of Columbus High School, he attended Indiana Business College, retired from Cummins Engine Company in 2010, and was currently employed at H&R Block as a senior tax...
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Dorothy Theresa Chisman

April 20, 1921 - September 14, 2015

Dorothy Theresa Chisman, 94, of Columbus, died Monday, September 14, 2015, in her home. She was born on April 20, 1921.She is survived by her children, William, Mary and Jane; grandchildren, Michael, Katelyn, William and Angel; great-grandchild, Katie; and sons-in-law, Larry and Blake.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy; her husband of 63 years, William; her parents; and one brother...
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Joe B. Anderson

May 30, 1914 - September 12, 2015

Have you ever met someone that is 101? Well if you haven't, let's us tell you about our Dad andGrandpa. You can accomplish a lot in 101.3 years! Joe B. Anderson, aka Jumpin'Joe (class of1932), passed away Saturday Sept. t 2,2015 at Our Hospice of South Central lndiana.A Columbus native, lifetime member and past President of Otter Creek Golf Course and lifelongsupporter of Columbus...
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Melvin A. Behrman

October 5, 1917 - September 5, 2015

Melvin A. Behrman, 97, of Columbus died 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Inpatient Facility.Melvin was born October 5, 1917 in Bartholomew County the son of Franklin and Selma Langebrake Behrman. He married Elizabeth "Glee" Thayer January 1, 1941 in Columbus and she preceded him in death September 20, 2001. He then married Opal E. Bragg January 29, 2002 in...
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Julia Ann Marshall

August 22, 1944 - September 4, 2015

Julia Ann Marshall of Columbus, Indiana, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.She was born August 22, 1945 in Columbus, the daughter of Eldo D. and Thelma M. Dinkins Nolting. She married Greg Marshall June 5, 1965 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Columbus and he survives. She was preceded in death by his parents and...
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Karen Jane Bryant Krebbs

October 14, 1961 - August 27, 2015

Karen Jane Bryant Krebbs, 54, formerly of Columbus, died unexpectedly, at 11:08 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at her home in Greensburg.Karen is survived by her son, Woody Krebbs of Clifford; siblings, Connie (Rick) Chapman, North Vernon and Steve (Barbara) Krebbs, Columbus; and a grandson.Karen's funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl St. with the Rev. Kenny...
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Margaret Korb Reifenberg

May 24, 1931 - August 24, 2015

Margaret Korb Reifenberg, 84, passed away unexpectedly at 12:20 p.m., on August 24, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital after a short illness.The daughter of Gilbert A. and Ella A. (Doerter) Korb, Marg was born May 24, 1931, in Evansville, Indiana. A 1949 graduate of Evansville's Bosse High School, she attended Indiana State Teacher's College in Terre Haute.While in Terre Haute, she met...
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Lucy Cantu Jimenez

June 3, 1968 - August 16, 2015

Lucy Cantu Jimenez, 47, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, died unexpectedly at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015, at her home.Mrs. Jimenez was born June 3, 1968, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Juanita Munguia Cantu of Indianapolis and the late Lorenzo R. Cantu.She married Luis Jimenez January 24, 2004, in Indianapolis, and he survives.Lucy was a certified nursing...
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Ilo Jean Spurgeon

August 2, 1932 - July 25, 2015

Ilo Jean Spurgeon, 82, a long-time resident of the Edinburgh area, went home to be with her Lord on July 25, 2015 at the Franklin United Methodist Community.Jean was born August 2, 1932 in Moulton, Iowa, to Leslie and Florence Howard Kirby. She was a homemaker, loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid bowler, gardener and enjoyed sewing....
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Thomas Pace Smith

September 28, 1940 - July 19, 2015

Thomas Pace Smith, Sr., 74 of Columbus died unexpectedly Sunday evening, 7-19-15 at 10:01 p. m. in Columbus Regional Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on 9-28-40, Tom was the son of Robert Raymond and Louise Leslie Smith. He married Dixie Lou Stiles on 11-22-69 in Brown County. Tom owned and operated of Tom Smith Glass Co. Inc. which opened in 1970 and was incorporated in...
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Robert Francis Smith

October 6, 1935 - June 30, 2015

Robert Francis "Bob" Smith, 79 of Columbus, IN., expired at 1:49 am Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Columbus Regional Hospital.Mr. Smith was born October 06, 1935 in Columbus, IN. the son of the late William R. and Prentess Oren King Smith.He was a 1953 graduate of Columbus High School and listed in the United States Navy soon after graduating. Mr. Smith was stationed in Guam where he was in the...
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Mary A. Wilkins

December 8, 1927 - June 25, 2015

Mary A. Wilkins, 87, of Columbus, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Mrs. Wilkins was born December 8, 1927, in Peebles, Ohio, the daughter of Earl and Minnie Whitt Keplinger. She married John F. Wilkins April 2, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio. He preceded her in death March 13, 1993.She was a bookkeeper for Columbus Health &...
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