Our Obituaries

Jack L. Moore

March 31, 1935 - March 27, 2017

Jack L. Moore, 81, of Columbus, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Hickory Creek at Columbus. Mr. Moore was a veteran of the US Army. He was a Station Agent on the Monon Railroad for several years. Jack also loved sports and was a long-time left handed golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. and Helen F. (Daughetee) Moore. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years...
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Jackie Diann Miracle

September 16, 1952 - March 26, 2017

Jackie D. Miracle, 64, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward and Nelda Jean (Woodcock) Bunch. Survivors include her daughter, Alisha Miracle; grandchildren, Braden Cusano and Jackson Scalf; sister, Nelda Wright; and brothers, Rex Bunch and Jeff Bunch. A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm...
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Connie Jean Baggs

October 13, 1955 - March 25, 2017

Connie Jean Baggs, 61, of Seymour, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Seymour Crossing. Survivors include her loving parents, James and Carol (Hall) Trinkle of Columbus; sister, Stephanie (Mike) Miller of Seymour; and one niece. Private services are planned for a later date. The family will accept online condolences at www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Beall...
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James Melvin Snider

November 22, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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John Frederick Tackett

January 29, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Bruno Charles Milakovic

May 26, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Bruno Charles Milakovic, 92, formerly of Columbus, died in Carmel at the Brookdale of Carmel.Born May 26, 1924, in Hammond, he was the youngest of four sons and two daughters of Joseph and Sophia Unikar Milakovic. He graduated in '42 from Hammond High School. He then enlisted in the U. S. Army and completed his basic training at Ft. Hood, Texas. He served with a tank destroyer battalion and later...
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Rebecca S. Coyle

July 26, 1953 - March 18, 2017

Rebecca S. Coyle, 63, of Columbus died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home.She was born July 26, 1953, in Castries, St. Lucia, and lived there for seven-and-a-half years. She was the daughter of James M. and Leah Emma Ostehout Wooster. She married Charles "Chuck" Coyle Jr. Jan. 19, 1974, in Indianapolis; he survives.Rebecca was a member of Parkside Baptist church, sang in the...
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Letty L. Caldwell

December 24, 1927 - March 17, 2017

Letty L. Caldwell, 89, of Hope, died at 12:47 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home.Letty was born in Bartholomew County December 24, 1927. She was the daughter of Harry N. and Josephine V. Nicholson Lewellen. She married Bill Caldwell December 12, 1948, in Sardinia. He preceded her in death July 24, 2014.She was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church, where...
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Leland R. Strellner

November 15, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Leland R. "Lee" Strellner, 90, of Columbus, died at 4:06 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Lee was born in Van Horne, Iowa, November 15, 1926. He was the son of Carl W. and Margaret P. Henkel Strellner. He married Madonna Northrup May 30, 1947, in Lafayette. She preceded him in death November 12, 2010.He was a graduate of Van Horne...
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Larry Dean Mankin

June 7, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Larry Dean Mankin, 70 of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017 at 4:57 p. m. in Columbus Regional Hospital. Born in Bartholomew County on June 7, 1946, Larry was the son of Ashford Eugene and Lorine Louise Hackman Mankin. Larry is survived by his sons; Travis Mankin of Columbus and Matt (Lacey) Mankin of Anderson; four grandchildren and his sister, Sharon (Tony) Herkamp of...
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William Vernon Hill

April 17, 1921 - March 6, 2017

William "Vern" Hill, 95, of Columbus, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. He is survived by sons, Claude (Jean) Hill and Steve (Pam) Hill, both of Columbus; daughters, Connie (Tim) Cromley of Bokeelia, FL, Kathy (Harry) O'Hanian of Hearne, TX, Carol (Dan) Wilson of Nashville, TN, Patti (Kerry) Grider of Columbus and Susan Tolbert of Columbus; 20 grandchildren;...
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Reba E. McIlwain

July 18, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Reba E. McIlwain, 91, of Columbus, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Silver Oaks Health Campus of Columbus.Mrs. McIlwain was born July 18, 1925, in Adair County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph C. and Amanda Clayburn Goodin. She married Ralph Duvall; he preceded her in death in 1967. She married James A. McIlwain July 21, 1968; he preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1993.Reba attended The Ridge and was...
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Averill W. McClure

August 26, 1915 - March 2, 2017

Averill W. Thompson McClure, 101 of Columbus, went to Heaven Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:56 a. m. surrounded by her loving family. Born in Casey, IL on August 26, 1915, Averill was the daughter of Reverend George and Lydia A. Connely Thompson. Averill was a homemaker in her own home enjoying cooking, gardening, sewing, her flowers, reading and crossword puzzles. She was a loving and...
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Betty Geane Vinson

April 19, 1926 - February 25, 2017

Betty Geane Vinson, 90, of Columbus, died Saturday morning, February 25, 2017, in her home.She was born April 19, 1926, in Jennings County to Osa Ora and Mattie J. Wilds. A graduate of Scipio High School, Betty was a cheerleader there from 1940-1944.On Valentine's Day, 1945, she met her future husband, Robert L. Vinson at the roller rink in Columbus. The couple married on May 31, 1947, in Vernon...
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Sara F. Gommel

July 22, 1928 - February 19, 2017

Sara Frances Gommel, 88 of Columbus, died Sunday February 19, 2017 at 1:10 p. m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus surrounded by her family. Born in Bartholomew County on July 22, 1928, Sara was the daughter of William Oddy and Lota Monzel Kirts Bright. As a child, Sara attended the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church in Gnawbone and graduated from Brown County High School. She was a homemaker, loving wife,...
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Alta Marie Morris

October 20, 1932 - February 18, 2017

Alta Marie Morris, 84, of Columbus died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.Alta was born on the family farm Oct. 20, 1932, in Jennings County, the daughter of Charles W. "Bus" and Gertrude M. Hammond Dillman. She married Albert H. Morris Aug. 31, l952, in Columbus; he preceded her in death Nov. 11, 2009.She was a nurse's aide at Columbus Regional Hospital...
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George R. Wells

July 14, 1926 - February 16, 2017

George R. Wells, 90, of Columbus died 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Kindred Transitional Care of Columbus.George was born in Jackson County, Indiana July 14, 1926 the son of Roscoe and Harriett McMahon Wells. He married Viola Goodin; she preceded him in death April 16, 2012.He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. He was a retired self-employed semi truck driver, had worked...
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Tressa Rae Cobb

September 10, 1990 - February 13, 2017

Tressa Rae Cobb, 26, of Columbus, died at 3:08 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Tressa was born Sept. 10, 1990, in Columbus. She was a former employee of Cummins Engine Company and Sacoma of Edinburgh.She is survived by a son, Mason James Meek of Columbus; father, Marshall Cobb of Columbus; mother and step-father, Julie and Malcolm Redd of Shelbyville; brothers,...
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Ruby Marie Douglas

February 6, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Ruby Douglas, 87, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2017, surrounded by loving family members. She was born in Columbus, Indiana, to George and Myrtle Moore, the second of five children. She was married to Robert Douglas for 40 years until his death in 1990. Lori Anne Douglas was their beloved daughter.During her younger years, Ruby worked at Arvin Industries and was a receptionist at...
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Adelheid Katherina Camp

December 3, 1959 - January 28, 2017

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Loren H. White

March 21, 1918 - January 27, 2017

Loren White, 98, of Columbus, passed away January 27, 2017, at Four Seasons Retirement Center, surrounded by love and his family.Loren was born to Lloyd E. and Ollie M. (Hahn) White on March 21, 1918, in Glensted, Missouri, and was raised in Edinburgh, where he graduated in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and started his painting and decorating service in Columbus, where he made his...
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Edward James Love

August 12, 1931 - January 26, 2017

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William Eastwood Barlow

November 13, 1948 - January 25, 2017

William Eastwood "Bill" Barlow, 68 of North Vernon, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 12:57 p. m. at his home. Jr. was born in Albany New York, the son of William Eastwood Barlow, Sr. and Elizabeth Barlow. He married Vicky Davis on October 12, 1982 in Clear Water Beach, Fla. He was a graduate of Dixie Hollands High School in St. Petersburg, FL and attended Oklahoma State University. Jr....
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Goldie Mae White

November 4, 1926 - January 18, 2017

Goldie Mae White, 90 of Columbus, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 evening at 10:43 in Columbus Regional Health. Born in Columbus, Goldie was the daughter of Newton Eugene and Jessie Ann Myers Sanford. She married Robert Henry White, Sr. and he preceded her in death. Goldie was a homemaker in her own home, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She enjoyed...
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Archie Raymond Snyder

December 30, 1935 - January 5, 2017

Archie Raymond Snyder Jr., 81, of Columbus, died Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus.Born in Columbus on December 30, 1935, he was the son of Archie R. and Marjorie Kelly Snyder. He married Patricia Kay Hutton on November 22, 1958, in Columbus. Archie was a 1953 graduate of Columbus High School, he graduated from Franklin College in 1959 where he played football and was a member of...
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Annette Lowell Siler Hungerford

July 20, 1929 - December 28, 2016

Annette Lowell Siler Hungerford, 87, passed into eternal rest at 12:20 p.m. December 28, 2016, at Four Seasons Retirement Community.Annette was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the daughter of the Honorable Eugene Siler Sr., and Lowell Jones Siler.Her marriage to Owen D. Hungerford in 1954 lasted for the remainder of her life.She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (Jess) White.She is...
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Alice Marie Yandell

May 30, 1928 - December 22, 2016

Alice Marie Golden Avant Yandell, age 88, passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. She was born May 30, 1928 to Hattie Mae and Marvin Flanagan Golden in Leoma, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, granddaughter, Lori Davis Branum, and cousin and lifelong friend, Jewell Wilson. Marie is survived by her husband of 39 years, James Yandell of North Vernon,...
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Robert Gene Nelson

October 10, 1930 - December 18, 2016

Reverend Robert (Bobby Gene) Nelson October 10,1930-December 18, 2016. At the age of 86, Bob Nelson left us to go and be with his Lord at around 6:15PM EST in the ICU at Columbus Regional Hospital. Bob was surrounded by family holding his hands while reading scripture and singing his favorite hymns as he took his last breaths and entered into the kingdom of Heaven. He has gone to join his wife...
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Bessie Marie Hadley

October 7, 1929 - December 14, 2016

Bessie Marie Hopkins Hadley, 87, of Columbus, died at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Born in Lancaster, Kentucky on Oct. 7, 1929, Bessie was the daughter of Otis and Lora Jane Goins Hopkins. She married the Rev. Hubert Hadley Oct. 10, 1946, in Columbus, and he preceded her in death March 31, 2010.Bessie had worked as a cook for BCSC...
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Ann Marie Kramer

November 7, 1946 - December 12, 2016

Ann Marie Henderson Kramer, 70, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ms. Kramer was born on November 7, 1946, in Columbus, IN, the daughter of Thomas R. and D. Eloise Henderson. She graduated from West Lafayette High School, West Lafayette, IN in 1965. Ms. Kramer studied nursing at Ball State University, Muncie, IN and IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. She...
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Arron Maxwell Klare

March 14, 1975 - December 11, 2016

Arron Maxwell "Bubby" Klare, 41 of Columbus, died Sunday December 11, 2016 at 1:58 p. m. in Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Shelbyville on March 14, 1975, Arron was the son of Rudy and Linda Hutton Klare. He graduated from Columbus North High School in 1993. Arron enjoyed arts of all kinds. Enjoying drawing, painting and glass blowing he became a self-employed glass...
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Donna Mae Beatty

April 28, 1929 - December 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Bobbie Lee Withers

October 23, 1937 - December 6, 2016

Bobbie Lee Withers, 79, of Columbus, died at 4:40 a.m. in his home.Born in Russell County, Kentucky, on October 23, 1937, Bobbie was the son of Golden and Vera Eads Withers. He marries Margaret Ellen Cody in Jeffersonville, Indiana on April 6, 1957. She preceded him in death on August 4, 2016. Bobbie worked for Arvin Industries for 46 1/2 years in setup. He enjoyed coon hunting and fishing.Bobbie...
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Anna Pearl Compton

December 10, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Anna Pearl Hatcher Compton, 89, of Columbus, died at 5:57 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center.Born on Dec. 10, 1926, in Blythe County, Kentucky, Anna was the daughter of Terry and Emily Moore Odle.She married Herbert Hatcher on Sept. 26, 1942 in Clay County, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1984.Anna had worked for Arvin Industries,...
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Ruth L. Beesley

June 12, 1917 - November 27, 2016

Ruth L. Beesley, 99, of Columbus, formerly of Decatur County until 1984, died November 27, 2016 at Four Seasons Healthcare. Mrs. Beesley was born in Decatur County on June 12, 1917, the daughter of Bernard and Josephine (Funke) Ortman. On February 27th, 1940 she married Lewis Beesley. He died December 1, 1976. She was a member of St. Columba Church, which later consolidated with St....
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Gloria Jean Heller

November 30, 1941 - November 26, 2016

Gloria Jean Heller, 74, of Hope, passed from this life November 26, 2016 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Jean was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She loved being around family and friends and was know for her quick wit. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Heller; mother, Rosa Pritchett; and son-in-law, Jim Ramsden. Survivors include her loving children, Greg (Kim)...
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Sharon Gale Kronhart

September 21, 1943 - November 16, 2016

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Angela Maria Turner

December 28, 1966 - November 14, 2016

Angela Maria Hannum Turner, 49, of Columbus, died at 7:03?p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on Dec. 28, 1966, in Columbus, Angie was the daughter of Raymond L. and Marguerite "Marge" Viers Hannum. She married Bion Turner on Nov. 22, 2010, in Jamaica, and he survives. Angie was a 1985 graduate of Columbus North High School. She loved spending time...
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Sherry Ann Clark

May 11, 1943 - November 11, 2016

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Terry J. Taylor

January 24, 1950 - November 11, 2016

Terry J. Taylor, 66, of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away at 4:49 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, after a five and a half year battle with liver cancer.Terry was born January 24, 1950, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Robert and Olive (Wright) Taylor.He married Stephanie Hendricks on July 31, 1999.Terry was raised in the Columbus First Baptist Church. He...
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Norma Joan Beall

July 25, 1930 - November 10, 2016

Norma Joan Beall, 86, of Columbus, died November 10, 2016 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born July 25, 1930 in Columbus to the late Everett and Lola M. (Moore) Harrod. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Beall. Survivors include her loving children, Deborah Jo Sprague of Columbus and Dwight Allen (Susie) Beall of Louisville, KY;...
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Janice Sue Ross

September 17, 1929 - November 4, 2016

Janice Sue Ross Janice Sue Ross, 87, of Columbus, died November 4, 2016 at Four Seasons Health Center, Columbus. Born in Columbus, IN, on September 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary F. (Pfeiffer) Francisco. She married the late Robert O. Ross November 23, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. Janice retired from Cosco. She also worked at JC...
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Sarah A. Green

December 10, 1928 - November 4, 2016

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Herschel Wayne O'Haver

February 19, 1926 - November 3, 2016

Herschel W. "Wayne" O'Haver, 90 of Columbus, died Thursday 11-3-16 at 7:35 a. m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus on Chappa Drive. Born in Bartholomew County on 2-19-26, Wayne was the son of Artie O'Haver, Sr. and Elizabeth Bell Coffman Spaugh. He had worked as a car salesman since the '50s. He began his career with Harrison Ford, downtown which later became Mahan Ford. Mahan Ford later became...
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Ernest H. Smith

December 5, 1926 - October 23, 2016

Ernest H. Smith, 89, of Franklin, a former Columbus resident, died Sunday, October 23, 2016, at his home.He was born December 5, 1926, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the son of Ernest H. and Ethel M. Hancock Smith. He married Mary Lou Brown in Columbus August 31, 1958. She preceded him in death February 25, 2000.Ernie was a retired mail carrier for the Columbus Post Office. An Army veteran of...
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Sheila Jane McNeeley

September 23, 1957 - October 17, 2016

Sheila Sparks Riley McNeeley, 59 of Columbus, died unexpectedly Monday in her home. Born on 9-23-57 in Connersville, Sheila was the daughter of Earl Louis and Hazel Pennington Sparks and they survive.Sheila had worked for 11 years at Thornton's, loved to have time with her children, grandchildren and was an avid animal lover.Surviving Sheila are her parents, Earl Louis and Hazel Pennington...
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Marla Jean Woodruff

August 7, 1953 - October 8, 2016

Marla Jean Woodruff Marla Jean Woodruff, 63, of Columbus, died October 8, 2016 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Marla earned a bachelor's degree in history from Ball State University. She also earned two degrees in computer studies from Ivy Tech. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas F. and Jean E. (Simmons) Woodruff. She is...
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Carol Ann Ferguson

November 13, 1949 - October 7, 2016

Carol Ann Behymer Ferguson, 66, of Columbus, passed away on October 7, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Carol was a member of the Columbus Bowling Association. She bowled many games over many years and earned several trophies. She was outgoing and never forgot a birthday or holiday and if you received a card from her it was most likely filled with stickers. She was preceded...
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Richard Lowell Tuell

June 17, 1930 - October 3, 2016

Richard L. Tuell, 86, of Columbus, passed away on October 3, 2016 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Mr. Tuell was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from Cummins. He loved to travel and visited all 50 states and several other countries. In addition to traveling, Richard also loved fishing, camping and was a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Mr. Tuell also never met a...
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Dianna L. Sweany

December 30, 1946 - September 29, 2016

Dianna Louise Mann Sweany69, passed away on September 29, 2016. She was a lifelong teacher, mentor, friend and mother to not just her immediate family, but an extended family of students and friends in Indianapolis, South Bend, Louisville, Greenwood and Columbus. Dianna was born on December 30, 1946 in Indianapolis, the daughter of John and Dorothy Mann. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy...
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Martha Ann Milakovic

November 12, 1931 - September 25, 2016

Martha Ann Milakovic, 84, of Carmel, a former Columbus resident died 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at Brookdale of Carmel.Mrs. Milakovic was born in Chesterfield, In Nov. 12, 1931 the daughter of Cassell and Ruth Thicksten Otto. She married Bruno Charles Milakovic Dec. 19, 1953, he survives.She is retired from Bartholomew County Consolidated Schools where she taught home economics at Central...
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Mary Jane Morrison

March 5, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Mary Jane Morrison, 86, of Columbus, passed from this life at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016.She will be dearly missed by those who loved her the most; John, Andrew and Heather, as well as her family and friends.The daughter of Ora and Reba (Smitha) Thurston, Mary Jane was born March 5, 1930, in Columbus, Indiana. She was a graduate of Columbus High School where she and her friends were...
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Patrick L. Clerkin

April 26, 1954 - September 18, 2016

Patrick "Pat" Lee Clerkin, of Columbus, Indiana died on Sunday, September 18,2016. He was born on April 26, 1954 in Seymour, Indiana to the late Robert andViolet "Vicky" Clerkin. He attended St Bartholomew and St Columba Catholic Elementary Schoolsand graduated from Columbus High School. Pat was very musically inclined and taught himself to play studio-quality banjo, guitar,...
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Robert O. Ross

March 29, 1930 - September 12, 2016

Robert O. Ross, 86, of Columbus, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Born in Hope, Indiana, March 29, 1930, he was the son of Charly B. and Georgia Aikin Ross. He married Janice S. Francisco November 23, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Several years ago he worked for GE in...
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Joyce Carol Eikenbary

February 10, 1930 - September 10, 2016

Joyce Carol Eikenbary passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 10, 2016, after 86 years of life.Born Feb. 10, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she relocated in her teenage years to Indianapolis where she graduated from Howe High School and went on to study art at DePauw University.She married William N. "Bill" Eikenbary Dec. 30, 1950, and they eventually made their home in Columbus, Indiana, where they co...
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Linda M. Stainbrook

June 28, 1945 - September 10, 2016

Linda Marie McNew Stainbrook, 71, of Columbus, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Willow Crossing Health Care Center.Linda is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Stainbrook of Columbus; sons, Ronnie Wayne (Denise) McNew of Pekin, Indiana, Danny Ray McNew of Columbus and Lonnie Eugene (Lori) McNew of Pekin; brothers, Michael (Jill) Newlin of Columbus and Lester (Samantha) McNew of...
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Barbara M. Henderson

August 3, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Barbara M. Henderson died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana.Barbara was born, August 3, 1925 in Boone County, Indiana.Her gift was music, a gift she shared throughout her life with friends, family and congregations in Indiana and in her home of twenty years, North Ft. Myers, Florida.She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lawrence Flood

May 13, 1935 - September 9, 2016

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Christopher Lynn England

June 8, 1969 - September 6, 2016

Christopher Lynn England, 47, of Columbus, died Tuesday September 6, 2016 at his home. Chris was born in Columbus on July 8, 1969, the son of Raymond and Joyce Isaacs England.Chris was a graduate of Columbus East High School. He enjoyed football and watching the Colts. He loved being outdoors, fishing, motorcycles, video games and spending time with his grandchildren.Surviving Chris are his...
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Robert Dennis Jones

February 3, 1941 - September 2, 2016

Robert Dennis Jones, 75, of Columbus died 7:30 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.Mr. Jones was born in Indianapolis Feb. 3, 1941 the son of Robert and Josephine Luckett Jones. He married JoAnn DuLong at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church October 28, 1967.He was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and served in the US Army for 4 years. He worked 33 years...
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Edna June Rumbley

August 29, 1926 - August 27, 2016

Edna June Rumbley, 89, formerly of Columbus, died at 2:43 p.m. Saturday August 27, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.Born in Haleysville, Alabama, on August 29, 1926, Edna was the daughter of Bur and Lena McNutt Wise.Edna was a longtime member of Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning and oil painting.Surviving Edna are her daughter, Brenda (Ned) Behrman, Columbus;...
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Douglas Lloyd Garrett

April 19, 1949 - August 24, 2016

Douglas L. Garrett, 67, of Bloomington, Indiana, died unexpectedly August 24, 2016, in Bloomington.Mr. Garrett was born in Lafayette April 19, 1949, the son of Verne and Leola Durbin Garrett.He was a 1967 graduate of Columbus High School and served in the U.S. Air Force serving in Vietnam. He was a computer programmer/analyst for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Surviving are his brother,...
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George Carter Rothrock

June 24, 1951 - August 20, 2016

George Carter Rothrock, 65, of Columbus, died 10:05 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.Carter was born in Alameda, California, June 24, 1951, the son of George and Martha Carter Rothrock. He married Susan E. Foxton Dec. 27, 1975, in Whittier, California.He was a graduate of Purdue University and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He was president of...
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Linda Lee Kelsay

September 5, 1951 - August 20, 2016

Linda Lee Hitchcock Kelsay, 64, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the home of her daughter in Indianapolis.Born in Tampa, Florida, Linda was the daughter of Wayne Thomas and Barbara Lee Navarra Hitchcock. She moved to northern Indiana in 1959 and lived at Grissom Air Force Base. Her father was a 26-year Air Force veteran and she was proclaimed to be an "Air Force brat....
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Thomas Kibby Kutch

April 2, 1927 - August 18, 2016

ColumbusThomas Kibby Kutch, 89, passed away the evening of Thursday, August 18, 2016, at his Columbus, Indiana, home.Born April 2, 1927, in Clinton, Indiana, he was the son of Joseph John Kutch and Auverne Kibby Kutch. His father (Sept. 20, 1890 - Sept. 2, 1945) was an engineer for the Indiana Highway Department. His mother (Jan. 8, 1894 - Nov. 6, 1988) was a longtime educator, serving as a...
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James Willaim Welch

December 17, 1922 - August 9, 2016

James W. Welch, 93, of Columbus, died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.James, the son of Harry & Matilda Welch, was born December 17, 1922. He grew up in the small town of Montezuma, Indiana.Since there were three "James" in his class in school, he was called "JW" or "J" by his family and friends, but became "Jim" after leaving Montezuma. He was...
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Margaret E. Withers

September 20, 1939 - August 4, 2016

Margaret E. Cody Withers, 76, of Columbus, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family.Margaret was born in Brown County September 20, 1939, the daughter of Pleasant and Edith Bingham Cody. She married Bobbie Withers April 6, 1957, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.She was raised in the Pentecostal Church. She loved her children, grandchildren and her dogs...
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Susan K. Huey

April 17, 1947 - August 1, 2016

Susan K. Huey, 69, of Columbus died Monday, August 1, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care of Columbus.She was born April 17, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of William and Leola Ziegler Compton. Susan is survived by, children, Cathy (Chuck) Klasek of Norman, Okla., Sharon (Keith) Persley of Hartsville, Patricia (Brent) Elliott of Nashville, Tenn., Christina (Jason) Garrison of...
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Richard B. O'Bryan,

April 22, 1923 - July 26, 2016

Richard B. (Dick) O'Bryan, known as "Doc" by family and friends, passed away at Drake Hospice Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 26, 2016. He was born in Columbus in 1923, son of Joseph (Jack) O'Bryan and Mary Richard O'Bryan.He was a graduate of Columbus High School and Indiana University School of Medicine with a doctorate in pediatrics. After serving as a captain in the U.S. Army in WWII, he...
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Anna Lee Turner

January 26, 1926 - July 20, 2016

Anna Lee Turner, 90, of Elizabethtown, died at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home.Anna Lee was born in Pineville, Kentucky, January 26, 1926, the daughter of Pete and Mattie Young Christophus. She married U.J. Turner in Pineville June 12, 1947. He preceded her in death March 23, 1992.She was a member of Living Word Baptist Church in Seymour. She loved her children and grandchildren...
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Helen Sue Defibaugh

October 21, 1936 - July 17, 2016

Helen Sue Defibaugh, 79, formerly of Columbus, died at 4:40 p.m. July 17, 2016, in West Hills, California. Born in Muncie Oct. 21, 1936, Helen was the daughter of Lloyd Gilbert and Edith Helen Swander Penrod. She married Dale D. Defibaugh on Sept. 15, 1973, in Dublin, Indiana, and he preceded her in death May 31, 2004.Helen had worked as a secretary and accountant for American Water Works. She...
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Kathleen Ward

October 9, 1947 - July 13, 2016

Kathleen "Kathy" Camacho Ward, 68, of Columbus, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.Born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, on October 9, 1947, Kathy was the daughter of Anastasio and Lottie Miller Camacho. She married Bob Ward at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Cumberland, Kentucky, in August of 1965.Kathy had attended beauty school...
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Stephanie Diane Witkemper Sester

October 9, 1975 - July 8, 2016

Stephanie Diane Witkemper Sester, 40 of Gilbert, AZ, died unexpectedly Friday, 7-8-16. Born in Columbus on 10-9-75, Stephanie was the daughter of Richard and Ellen Kramer Witkemper. She married Michael Ryan Sester on 3-12-10 at the Bali Hai Golf Course in Las Vegas, NV and he survives. After attending All Saints Catholic School she graduated in 1994 of Columbus East High School, a 1998 graduate...
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Franklin Asbury Kreps

September 4, 1924 - July 1, 2016

Franklin Asbury Kreps, age 91, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sept. 4, 1924, the son of Frank Asbury and Lillian Russell (Overhiser) Kreps. Frank married Gretchen A. Moffitt on November 12, 1949, and she survives.Frank was a graduate of Technical High School, class of 1942. He attended Butler...
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Timothy J. Euler

January 5, 1968 - July 1, 2016

Timothy "Tim" Euler, 48, of Columbus died 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Tim was born in Columbus January 5, 1968 the son of Harry V. and Alice Jackson Euler.He was a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in Building Trades. He was an accomplished carpenter and had worked for many local contractors. He was a member of N.R.A...
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Linda K. Croddy

April 14, 1949 - June 25, 2016

Linda K. Croddy, 67, of Columbus died 2:45 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at her home.Linda was born in Columbus April 14, 1949 the daughter of Carl and Jeanne Turner Joslin. She married Vernon L. Croddy Feb. 21, 1992 in Columbus; he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1998.She worked in the Engineering Department of Ameritech for 30 years retiring in 1998. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of...
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Samuel Andrew Pillar

February 15, 1924 - June 24, 2016

Samuel Andrew Pillar, 92, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Four Seasons in Columbus. He was a former resident of Alameda, California.He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Gary. After finishing high school, Sam enlisted in the United States Navy and served nearly two years before being accepted into the United States Naval Academy in June 1943.Due to the war, midshipmen were accelerated through their...
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June Ann Vickers

October 9, 1931 - June 24, 2016

June Ann Vickers, 84, of Columbus, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.Mrs. Vickers was born October 9, 1931, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul and Nettie Holbrook Michael. She married Thomas H. Vickers August 11, 1956, in Martins Ferry. He survives.June Ann was a graduate of Musingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and was a former...
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John C. Rich

September 4, 1929 - June 23, 2016

John C. Rich, 86, of Columbus died 10:20 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Brown County Health and Living Nashville, IN.John was born in Campbell, Ohio Sept. 4, 1929 the son of Frank M. and Julia C. Gianjacamo Rich. He married Joanne Smith August 11, 1951 in Johnson City, TN; she survives.He was an Independent Insurance Agent and operated John Rich Insurance Agency for 20 years. He was an Army...
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Linda L. Staples

August 23, 1949 - June 21, 2016

Linda L. Neal Staples, 66 years, 10 months and 29 days, of Columbus, Indiana, died at her home at 1:50 a.m. June, 21, 2016, after a long battle with heart problems.Linda was born to Dennis R. and Thelma I. (Mears) Neal (both deceased) Aug. 23, 1949, at a doctor's office above a drug store in Jamestown, Tennessee. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1967 and from the Bel Mor Beauty Academy...
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Charles Edward Riely

October 7, 1929 - June 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Mary Ann Greenlee

November 16, 1931 - June 11, 2016

Mary Ann Greenlee, 84, of Columbus died 7:53 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.She was born in Milan, Indiana November 16, 1931 the daughter of Edward and Stella Horn Cruzan. She married Ronald D. Greenlee in Columbus December 29, 1951; he survives.Mary enjoyed art work and made porcelain dolls and was a former employee of Hill's...
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Claranne Manning

March 29, 1933 - June 10, 2016

Claranne Manning, 83, of Columbus died 6:56 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 at her home.She was born March 29, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of Michael and Anna B. Kender Lorenz. She married John E. "Jack" Manning in Dayton, Ohio April 15, 1950; he survives.Claranne was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and John Purdue Club. Along with her husband they were avid contributors and...
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Juanita Ross

December 12, 1931 - June 6, 2016

Juanita Ross, 84, of Columbus died 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at her home.She was born in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Jepth and Rose McCleery. She married Wilbur C. Ross and he preceded her in death May 28, 2005.Juanita had worked as a house keeper at Human Service; she was a member of the Columbus Eagles, VFW Auxiliary and was an avid Bingo Player.She is survived by daughters...
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Barbara Jean Wolka

October 3, 1941 - June 3, 2016

Barbara Jean Wolka passed away at Hospice to be with Our Lord on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM. Barb was born October 3, 1941 in Brown County to parents Gilbert and Edna Priddy. Barb's career included working at Irwin Union Bank, Reliance Electric, First United Methodist and as Business Manager at St. Peter's Lutheran Church until retiring.Barb was an active sports fan playing softball and...
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Dorothy J. Helt

July 25, 1925 - May 27, 2016

Dorothy J. Helt, 90, of Greenwood formerly of Columbus died 2:10 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, at Hearth Stones Crossing in Greenwood.Dorothy was born in Brown County July 25, 1925 the daughter of Henry F. and Dora Milnes Brown.She was a graduate of Columbus High School. She was office manager for Schneider Implement Company, Receptionist for Dr. Bickers Dental Office and several years ago worked at...
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Pierre G. Lamborn

December 3, 1928 - May 26, 2016

Pierre G. "Pete" Lamborn, 87, of Columbus, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Four Seasons Health Care Center.Pete was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Lester P. and Katherine Jones Lamborn. He married Betty Prizeman Jan. 9, 1953, in New Castle, Indiana, and she survives.He served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. He was retired from Cummins Engine...
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Maurice Eugene Duckett

June 27, 1924 - May 24, 2016

Maurice Eugene Duckett, 91, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.He was born in Johnson County, June 24, 1924, the son of Aaron Riley and Hallie M. Abbett Duckett. He married Margaret A. Williams August 28, 1960. She preceded him in death in 1991.Maurice was a 1942 graduate of Trafalgar High School and graduated from Indiana University School...
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Ethel Bernice Perkins

August 14, 1927 - May 23, 2016

Ethel Bernice Perkins, age 88 of Columbus, died Monday 5-23-16 at 6:21 p. m. She and her husband; David Perkins had resided in their home for 54 years which he and her brother; Clarence Olmsted built in 1958. Born on 8-14-27 in Ogilville, Ethel was the daughter of Hallie and Alverna Taylor Olmsted. She married David Perkins on 10-3-46 in North Vernon. He preceded her in death on 1-24-06. Ethel...
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Brad Edward Smith

July 17, 1975 - May 11, 2016

Brad E. Smith, 40, of Columbus, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.Brad was born in Columbus July 17, 1975, the son of the late Phillip Smith Jr. and Betty Shirley Smith. He married Amanda Smith December 29, 2009, in Columbus, and she survives.He was a diesel mechanic working for Horizon Freight Lines. He could fix anything and especially loved working on his...
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Donald E. Niemoeller

April 23, 1933 - April 22, 2016

Donald E. Niemoeller, 82, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016.He was born on April 23, 1933 in Bartholomew County to Carl F. and Agnes M. Lohr Niemoeller.Don served his country in the US Air Force, and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.Don retired from Arvin Industries where his engineering career spanned 35 years. He managed their research and development lab in West...
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Scharlet Sue Corbin

May 13, 1946 - April 21, 2016

Scharlet Sue Corbin, 69, of Columbus, went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer.Sue was retired from the Department of Defense at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis and a member of Community Church of Columbus.Sue is survived by her son, Keith (Carmen) Corbin of Noblesville; her daughter, Treana...
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Barbara R. Ballman

October 9, 1931 - April 13, 2016

Barbara R. Ballman, 84, of Columbus died 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.Barbara was born in Greensburg, Indiana October 9, 1931, the daughter of Ralph and Dema Waldroff Nugent. She married Harold E. Ballman November 22, 1953 at the Westport Baptist Church; he preceded her in death April 3, 2012.She was very active for many years in the Girl Scouts and was...
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William George Walters

October 5, 1924 - April 11, 2016

William G. Walters (Bill), 91, of Columbus, Indiana, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at Brown County Health and Living.Bill was born in South Beloit, Illinois, on Oct. 5, 1924, the son of Max and Jesse Taft Walters. After returning from serving in the United States Marine Corp during World War II, he married Doris E. Peterson on Sept. 2, 1944, in Rockford, Illinois. They lived in Rockford,...
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Eileen Rosa Steigerwalt

May 23, 1931 - April 10, 2016

Eileen R. Steigerwalt passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 10, 2016.She was born May 23, 1931, in Alcalde, New Mexico, and was raised in Espanola, New Mexico. Eileen spent most of her adult life in Columbus, Indiana.She attended McCurdy United Brethren Mission School in Espanola for 12 years. Eileen moved to Indiana in 1950 and attended Indiana Central University, earning...
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Muriel Irene Merris

February 12, 1930 - April 9, 2016

Muriel Post Merris, formerly of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Homeview Center in Franklin. She was 86.Muriel was born in New York City and raised in Webster, Massachusetts, and Northampton, Massachusetts. An excellent student, she excelled at high school on the debate team and the school newspaper. She was awarded a scholarship to Smith College, where she received her...
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Patricia Ann Vogt

July 10, 1930 - March 20, 2016

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Amberly Marie Barnes

January 22, 1985 - March 18, 2016

Amberly Marie Barnes, 31, of Columbus, died Friday, March 18, 2016.She was born in Columbus January 22, 1985, the daughter of Lorri Hughes Frazer and Douglas J. Barnes.She is survived by her mother, Lorri Frazer, and stepfather, Mike Frazer, of Columbus; father, Douglas J. Barnes of Columbus; children, Braeden, Eva, D. Cruz and Laylana; brothers, Marcus Barnes of Columbus and Michael R. (Kara)...
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C. David Spiece

January 1, 1959 - March 15, 2016

C. David Spiece, 57, of Columbus died 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.David was born in Columbus January 1, 1959, the son of Charles and Myrle Crawford Spiece. He married Julia A. Frazier March 26, 1977 at New Whiteland Christian Church.He graduated from Franklin High School in 1977 and was lovingly referred to as Superman by his...
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Marion William Herron

April 13, 1928 - March 14, 2016

Marion William "Bill" Herron, 87, of Columbus, died at 5:58 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Room.Bill was born in Columbus April 13, 1928, the son of Marion and Myrtle Brooks Herron. He married Susan J. Shepherd in 1952 in Columbus. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and he loved sports. He worked in the purchasing department at Arvin...
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