2015-2019, IN, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net

 

Allen

 

+2017, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on Mar. 25, 2017

Opal P. Caudill, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Kingston Care Center. She was born November 14, 1920, in Wayland, Kentucky, to the late Charles and Myrtle (Parsley) Blankenship.

She worked as a homemaker and was a seamstress to over 200 people in her 80-plus years of sewing. She was a member of Three Rivers Wesleyan Church. Through city churches she was very involved in making denim quilts for homeless veterans at the Shepherd's House, making backpacks for kids through Hope Alive, and lap blankets for cancer patients.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Little Caudill; granddaughter Kimberly; brother George Paris Blankenship; and sisters Ethel Ramey and Ella Mae Wray.

Surviving are her children, Phillip R. (Janie) Caudill of Port Charlotte, Florida, Charles E. (Patricia) Caudill of Austin, Texas, Nancy C. (James) Freeman of Albion, Indiana, Brenda K. Jump of Fort Wayne and Deborah L. (Donald) Kennedy of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother Charles (Pauline) Blankenship of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister Avanelle (Pat, deceased) Quisenberry of Clothier, West Virginia; and sister-in-law, Maxine (Leon, deceased) Fitch.

Funeral service will be Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, Obituary

The Daily Advocate, (Greenville, OH) - January 22, 2019

Adith "Granny" Blankenship Pearce passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born November 9, 1923, she was the daughter of Henley and Susan Fugate.

Adith was a loving, dedicated lady who enjoyed spending time with her family and church family. She was a wonderful caregiver.

Adith married Louis W. Blankenship and had one son, Louis Elbert Blankenship (both preceded her in death). On July 10, 2004, she married who passed in 2011. In addition to her husbands and son, she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Sidney Vanover and Faye Seale, and her daughter-in-law, Cindy Blankenship.

She is survived by her grandson, Mike (Colleen) Blankenship; great-grandson Derek (Kelsey) Blankenship; great-granddaughter, Christine Wright; and great-great grandchildren Kenzie and Quentyn Blankenship, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Lois Drew and LaDonna Jones, and their families.

A Celebration of Life Service with be held at Family of God Ministries, 310 W. South St., Arcanum, Ohio, on January 26, 2019, at 12 noon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, New Haven, Allen Co., IN, Obituary

Published as The Times, (Munster, IN)) - June 10, 2018

James W. 'Jimmy' Short, Jr., age 55, of New Haven, IN/Formerly of Gary, IN passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 suddenly at his residence. He was born to James W. Short, Sr. and Mary Debold-Short on May 17, 1963 in Hammond, IN.

James worked at Omni Source and Paul's Auto Yard as a Car Crusher Machine Operator for 35 years. He loved vacationing in Arkansas and he just loved muscle cars, too. James loved very much taking his nieces and nephews to fairs.

Preceded in death by his beloved mother, Mary Reid, brother, Chris Reid, nephew, Jonathon Travis, grandparents, Walter (Ruth) Short and George (Anna) DeBold.

James is survived by his loving and devoted soul mate, Jennifer; parents, James (Marsha) Short, Sr., son, Dan; one sister, Margaret Blankenship (Ron); one brother, Jeff Short (Kristen); other loving family members.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ridgelawn Funeral Home, 4201 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN. Burial will be at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ronald Blankenship b.12Oct1938 Gary, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29F8-PJN

Relatives - Garnet R. Blankenship, Margaret A. Biankenship, Ronald E. Blankenship Jr, Ronald E. Blankenship Sr, Wanda L. Blankenship, Wendy Blankenship.

 

Ronald E. Blankenship b.17Aug1969 Gary, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT6S-ZYR

Relatives - Garnet R. Blankenship, M. Blankenship, Margaret A. Biankenship, Ron M. Blankenship, Ronald E. Blankenship Sr, Ronald Bankenship, Wanda L. Blankenship, Wendy Blankenship.

 

Benton

 

2015, Earl Park, Benton Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier from May 2 to May 3, 2015

Sandra (Sandy) K. Burke, 64, of Earl Park, IN passed away peacefully at IU health Hospital of Lafayette, [Tippecanoe Co., IN] at 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Sandy was born June 6, 1950 in Rensselaer, IN to the parents of Ivan and Delores (Kinsell) Wilder. (Deceased)

On March 20, 1976, she married Howard Wayne Burke Sr. (Deceased). Sandy enjoyed reading, yard sales, resale shops, butterflies, birds and landscaping. She worked at several different places around the area including Capitol Products, Useful Products, Wen Products, American Turf, and S+S Plastics.

She is survived by her father Ivan Wilder of Remington; Three daughters Teresa (Troy) Cayton of Fowler, Tina (Mike) Goodman of Goodland, Brenda (Greg) Chalfin of Anderson; one step-daughter, Marcia Burke. A son, Keith Burke of Lafayette; step-son Wayne Burke; two brothers, Denny (Becky) Wilder, and Dave Wilder, both of Remington. Also surviving are grandchildren Jamie Cayton, Amanda Cayton, Eric Cayton, Charles Auxier Jr., Tisha Auxier, Sean Goodman, Samantha Fee, Seth Goodman, Samuel Banister, Brandon Burke, Tiffany Burke, and Carmen Burke. Great-grandchildren, Ashalynn Blankenship, Lilly Hurst, Farrah Auxier, Keegan Fee, and Jamal Helem.

Preceding Sandy in death along with her mother Delores Wilder, husband Howard W. Burke Sr. is a granddaughter, Becca Burke.

Funeral service at 6 PM (CST) Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Boone

 

2016, Lebanon, Boone Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?CFID=2bb2cd75-cf20-40f3-a72e-a182831dbbdb&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3879519&fh_id=14557

Mr. Donald E. Cody, 69, of Lebanon, passed away Sept. 6, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Nov. 5, 1946, the son of the now late Marvin and Audra (Fine) Cody.

Don was a graduate of Lebanon High School and was retired from AT & T.

Don was married to Janet Hawkins. She preceded him in death. Don was also preceded in death by sons, Brent and Todd Cody and a sister Beverly Belknap.

Survivors include his son Kyle Cody, a sister Carolyn Blankenship, a niece Jean (Greg) Kolp, a nephew Scott (Chelsey) King, niece Cara (Bill) Hildebrandt, and nephew Brandt (Laura) Belknap.

Services at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Don will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Lebanon, Boone Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter, (Lebanon, IN) - October 5, 2019

Mrs. Carolyn Blankenship, 78, of Lebanon, passed away Oct. 2, 2019. Carolyn was born Sept. 28, 1941 in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Marvin and Audra (Fine) Cody.

Carolyn was a graduate of Lebanon High School. She was retired from Witham Hospital, having worked in accounts receivable. She enjoyed fishing and going to casinos. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd King; her second husband, Robert "Bob" Blankenship; a sister, Beverly Belknap and a brother, Don Cody.

Survivors include her children: Jean (Greg) Kolp and Scott (Chelsey) King, both of Lebanon and Brenda Hayard and Bob Blankenship, Jr. both of Florida; grandchildren: Skylar King of Lebanon, Tanner King of Brazil, IN, Taylor King of Noblesville, Madison Heffron of Lebanon, Dustin (Enza) Kolp of Lebanon and Amber (Matt) Turner of West Lafayette; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, at 10 am, in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Carolyn will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter, (Lebanon, IN) - January 12, 2018

Mr. Ralph L. Cline, Sr., 71, of Whitestown, passed away Jan. 11, 2018, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN]. He was born Nov. 29, 1946 in Boone County, the fourth son of the late William Adrian and Ruthie Mae (Shoemaker) Cline.

Ralph married Shirley Snow on Sept. 3, 1966. They just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Ralph graduated from Lebanon High School in 1966. He enjoyed farming the land that had been in his family for generations, beginning with his grandfather. He retired from James H. Drew Corp. where he worked and was a member of Local Union 120 for 18 years. Ralph also enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up and playing sports. He liked to travel and especially liked Las Vegas and the Bahamas. He also enjoyed looking for seashells

Ralph was preceded in death by his brothers Robert G. Cline and Charles E. Cline.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Cline of Whitestown; his children Ralph "Junior" (Amy) Cline of Whitestown and Lisa (Scott) Climer of Jamestown; his brothers George (Dotty) Cline of Lebanon and Ron (Penny) Cline of Lebanon; his sister Margaret (Cecil) Blankenship of Lebanon; his grandchildren Sydney Climer, Aaron Cline, Lydia Climer and Mackenzie Cline; his sister-in-law Joy Cline; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter, (Lebanon, IN) - October 16, 2019

George A. Cline, 77, of Whitestown passed away October 15, 2019 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, [Boone Co., IN]. He was born on August 17, 1942 in Lebanon; a son of the late Adrian and Ruthie Mae (Shoemaker) Cline.

George was a 1960 graduate of Whitestown High School. He was President of the Whitestown High School Alumni for 27 years and loved connecting with all the alumni to get their latest information. He married Dotty (Smith) Cline on April 22, 1967 at the Whitestown Baptist Church by the late Rev. John O. McIntyre.

George was a retired U.S. Navy Chief with 20 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, clearing his woods out and helping his brother farm. He loved going to his grandkids activities and sporting events. George was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Whitestown. He was a 53 member of Celestial Lodge #525 of Whitestown, where he was Past Master. He was also a member of O.E.S. #248 of Whitestown and past member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry and the Murat Shrine. After retiring from the Navy he worked at Naval Avionics Center, Hughes and retired from Raytheon, all in Indianapolis.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Cline, Chuck Cline, and Ralph Cline; daughter-in-law, Heather Cline; and sister-in-law, Joy Cline.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dotty (Smith) Cline; sons, Steve (late Heather) Cline of Thorntown, Dwight (Barb) Cline of Russiaville; grandchildren, Kayla Cline, Cameron Cline, Zachary Cline and Justin Cline; brother, Ron (Penny) Cline; sister, Margaret (Cecil) Blankenship; sister-in-law, Shirley Cline; many nieces, nephews and all of their families.

Funeral Services with military and masonic rites will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, Indiana.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Clark

 

2016, Hibernia, Clark Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Courier-Journal on Oct. 7, 2016

Suanne E. Drury, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Clark Memorial Hospital, [Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN]. She was a native of Hibernia, IN.

Suanne was preceded in death by her parents John G. Drury and Estelle S. (May) Shaffer; daughter Gayla (Cook) Kochert; son David Eugene Cook; granddaughter Sarah Blankenship; grandson Christopher Kochert.

She is survived by her children Nancy (Cook) Baker and husband Brian, son Bruce A. Cook; grandchildren Shannon Hicks, Nikolas Cook, Angelica Thomas; 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at E.M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN, Death

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/Wallace-Blankenship-obituary?pid=1000000185650171

Wallace Preston Blankenship, Jr., 93 [1924], Jeffersonville, died May 28, 2017,

Legacy Funeral Center, www.legacyindiana.com

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN, Obituary

http://obituaries.newsandtribune.com/stories/obituaries/wallace-blankenship-jr-1923-2017-930729391/059152bd520b4478b7e92ea5eee9

Wallace Preston Blankenship Jr., 93, of Jeffersonville, IN, He passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Wallace graduated from Jeffersonville High School and then Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge Clark 40, Evening Jeffersonville Optimist Club, Jeffersonville American Legion #35, Jeffersonville VFW Post #1832, and First Presbyterian Church. He retired as a Major in the United States Air Force and was an Engineer for RCA and Hillenbrand Industries.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace P. and Dolly Blankenship.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Thelma Celery Blankenship; two sons, Neal Alan Blankenship (Anna) and Reid Allen Blankenship (Cindy); brother, James R. Blankenship (Minnie); three granddaughters; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

 

Dearborn

 

2017, Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

WRBI - 103.9 FM (Batesville, IN) - October 26, 2017

Kenneth D. Bradley, 69, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away October 18, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, [Dearborn Co.,] Indiana. He was born September 22, 1948 in Batesville, IN, son of the late Lloyd Bradley.

He was a self employed mechanic and motorcycles were his specialty. He was a biker and faithfully attended the annual Sturgis Bikers event. Kenny belonged to the American Federation of Riders for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by parents, wife, Kathleen Bradley and a brother, Raymond Bryant.

Surviving are children, Kenneth Bradley Jr., Joe Bradley, Ted Hussong, Angela Ball, Charlie Billingsley, Michelle Mangatti, David Bradley, Joseph Patenaude; grandchildren, Destiny Billingsley, Elizabeth Ball, Daniel Ball, Jr., Leeah Rettnowski, Ariel Spencer, Ryan Blankenship; great-grandchild, Alana Spencer and his brother, Chuck Bradley.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Road, Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

The Dearborn County Register, (Lawrenceburg, IN) - April 30, 2018

Jerrie Shinkle, 52, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born Oct.4, 1965, in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late Tony Allen and Linda (Ritchie) Allen.

Jerrie enjoyed the beach and poker. She loved to travel and camp with her family. She worked at Toyota.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tony Allen and her brother, Jackie Allen

She is survived by her mother, Linda Allen of Greendale, IN; husband, Mark Shinkle of Aurora, IN; son, Aric Shinkle of Aurora, IN; daughter, Jessica Allen (Chuck) Campbell of Lawrenceburg, IN; three sisters, Toni (Dave) Blankenship of Greendale, IN, Jaymi Seaver of Greendale, In, and Jodi (Jamey) Flynn of Independence, KY, and her grandson, Gaige Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Friday, May 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Frank Forthman officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Greendale, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

The Dearborn County Register, (Lawrenceburg, IN) - July 17, 2017

Jackie L. Allen, 54, of Greendale, Ind., passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born June 7, 1963, in Jeffersonville, Ind., son of the late Tony Allen and Linda (Ritchie) Allen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Allen.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Allen of Greendale, Ind.; four sisters, Jerrie (Mark) Shinkle of Aurora, Ind., Toni (David) Blankenship of Greendale, Ind., Jaymi Seaver of Greendale, Ind., and Jodi (Jamey) Flynn of Walton, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Greendale, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steve Hurley officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Ind.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.lawscarrmoore.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3126203&fh_id=14138

Arlena Blankenship Ward, 73 of Moores Hill passed away Saturday May 30, 2015 at Jewish Hospital, in Cincinnati, OH. Arlena was born Wednesday April 1, 1942 in Jellico, TN the daughter of Vembert and Jaylee (Kidd) Blankenship.

Arlena worked as a line worker in several factories. She was an avid reader, loved to work in the garden, and spending time with her family.

Arlena is survived by sons: Arthur Nichting of Jacksonville, FL; Robert William Lewis Gates of Moores Hill, IN Daughters: Rebecca Lynn Nichting of Jacksonville, FL; Bobbie Joe Gates of Aurora, IN. Sister: Betty Hall of Moores Hill, IN. Several Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sisters.

Graveside service will be 2 PM Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Valley View Cemetery in Pioneer, TN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

WRBI - 103.9 FM (Batesville, IN) - April 15, 2019

Betty Hall, 80, of Moores Hill passed away Monday 15, 2019 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Betty was born Wednesday, April 5, 1939 in Jellico, Tennessee the daughter of Vembert and Jalie (Kidd) Blankenship.

Betty retired from SENCO in Newtown, Ohio. She was a former member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church, which she was very active in. Her hobbies included reading and bowling.

Betty married Charles Hall and he preceded her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael Watson, granddaughter Erin Watson, several brothers and sisters and one niece Faye Ayres.

Betty is survived by step-son Quintin Kittle of Farmers Retreat and daughter Robin Hensley of Mount Orb, Ohio, 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

A service celebrating her life will be held 11 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church, 13934, Chesterville Road, Moores Hill, IN, 47032, with Pastor David Phillips officiating. Burial with graveside service will be held Thursday, April 18, at 2 pm, at Valley View Cemetery in Pioneer, TN. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Moores Hill, Dearborn Co., IN, Obituary

LaFollette Press (TN) - August 12, 2019

Betty Blankenship Hall, age 80, of Moores Hill, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, [Gibson Co., TN]. She was born Wednesday, April 5, 1939 in Jellico the daughter of Vembert and Jalie (Kidd) Blankenship.

Betty retired from SENCO in Newtown, Ohio. She was a former member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church, which she was very active in. Her hobbies included reading and bowling. She married Charles Hall.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael Watson; granddaughter Erin Watson; several brothers and sisters; one niece Faye Ayers.

Betty is survived by her step-son, Quintin Kittle of Farmers Retreat; daughter, Robin Hensley of Mount Orb, Ohio; 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Graveside Services and interment was held Thursday, April 18, in the Valley View Cemetery (Pioneer), Tennessee with the Rev. Phillips officiating. Harp Funeral Home of Jellico.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Decatur

 

2015, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Charles-Meyerrose&lc=6773&pid=17581

Charles "Russell" Meyerrose, 86, of Greensburg, passed away at 6:15AM on Saturday, September 12, 2015. He was born April 4, 1929, in Decatur County, to the late William Edward and Minnie Lange Meyerrose.

He married Virginia "Ginnie" Laudick on January 27, 1951 in Batesville at St. Louis Catholic Church. She preceded him in death.

Russell retired from Swift-Eckrich in 1992 after 33 years in sales. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greensburg Lions Club, the American Legion Welsh Crawley Kramer Post in Greensburg and the VFW. Russell also served as a precinct committeeman, bailiff of the Circuit Court and was an avid supporter of Greensburg Athletics. Russell loved vacationing in Traverse City, MI and Gulf Shores, AL. He also served in the F-Company 50 G-INF, 101st Airborne Division out of Camp Breckenridge, KY.

Russell is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Juli of Lafayette, IN, Greg and Karen of Greensburg, Scott and Sarah of Pickerington, OH, Doug of Cleveland, OH and Cathy Meyerrose of Noblesville, IN; grandchildren Heather (Brandon) Blankenship, Dustin, Alan, Ashley (Alister), Shelby, and Nathan (Maddie); great grandchildren Carter, Kennedi and Tenley Blankenship and Nora Meyerrose. He is also survived by five nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by brothers Howard, Arthur, Wendell and Paul; son Timothy and grandson Matthew.

Russell's Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, September 17 at 10AM with Fr. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

DeKalb

 

2018, Auburn, DeKalb Co., IN, Obituary

Troy Daily News (OH) - August 23, 2018

Ruth E. Schaefer, 87, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, [Allen Co., IN]. She was born August 24, 1930, in Yatesville, Ohio to the late Isaac A. and Hazel (Stuck) Moats.

Ruth was a 1949 graduate of Troy High School in Troy, Ohio and later graduated with a degree in bookkeeping and accounting from IVY Tech. Ruth also received her license to become a real estate broker. She started her career working for Troy National Bank as a bookkeeper. She later worked for the American Encyclopedia Company in Chicago, Illinois as a bookkeeper, Dettmer Hospital in Troy, Ohio as a switchboard operator and bookkeeper, Hamilton Grove Nursing Home as executive secretary, and co-owned and operated along with her husband, Norman, Senior News in South Bend. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Auburn.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jon E. Schaefer; three brothers, Oriville Moats, Eugene Moats, and Robert Moats; and two sisters, Bonnie Hewitt and Pauline Waldren.

Ruth married Norman E. Schaefer on December 26, 1949, in Troy, Ohio, and he survives in Auburn. Also surviving are two children, Jeffrey E. (Carol) Schaefer of Piqua, Ohio, and Jill E. (Willard Camm) Kaylor of Findlay, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Evanna M. Schaefer of Portage; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Blankenship, Michael E. Schaefer, Elizabeth Fincel, Angela Mayse, Dana K. Roach, Mary E. Morrow, Jon "Jason" Schaefer, Katherine M. Fanzo, and Eric Schaefer; and 28 great grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with The Rev. Grant Merrell officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Delaware

 

+2015, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.thestarpress.com/story/life/announcements/obituaries/2015/02/01/katherine-blankenship/22659507/

Katherine Blankenship, 91, Muncie, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 4, 1923 in Petersville, Kentucky to the late James and Lulie (Plank) Little.

She married Henry Cooper in 1940 and they had a daughter in 194; Katherine became a widow in 1942 and then was remarried in 1943 to Jesse Blankenship, who was also a widower with five children; Katherine and Jesse had a daughter of their own in 1944.

She was a homemaker and sold Avon for thirty-four years before retiring.

She is survived by four daughters, Sally Robertson, Muncie, Beulah Conner (husband, Wayne), Economy, Indiana, Barbara Little (husband, Cecil), Sebring, Florida and Betty Crouch (husband, Hobert), Jamestown, Tennessee; one son, John Frank Blankenship (wife, Pauline), Hagerstown, Indiana; one son-in-law, Bob Robertson, Muncie; one daughter-in-law, Susan Hamm, Hagerstown, Indiana; one brother, Dennis Little, Yorktown, Indiana; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved poodle, Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Henry Cooper and Jesse Blankenship; one daughter, Mary Sue Robertson; one son, Billy Hamm; one son-in-law, Norman Robertson; four grandchildren, Carl Little, Kenneth Conner, Lois Collins and Robert Hamm; ten brothers, Ed, George, William Leslie, Sam, Ester, Arthur, Carl, Cluster, Jake, and Arnold Little; and two sisters, Patricia Rose, and Rosa Ferguson.

Services will be held at Parson Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 with Michael Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Jesse R., 89, 10Sep1912 - 08Nov2001, Muncie, Delaware, IN, KY-404-01-6593

 

+2015, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on Aug. 16, 2015

Candis L. Blankenship Isenhart, 93, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at her residence in Muncie. She was born September 19, 1921, in Jamestown, Kentucky, the daughter of Lynn Jesse and Bertie Antle Blankenship.

She grew up in Kentucky and came to Muncie in 1941. Mrs. Isenhart was employed at Park-N-Shop, Gommel's Grocery, and was a machine operator at Muncie Novelty prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Jamestown.

Surviving are her daughter, Carolyn Gregory, with whom she resided; her sister, Pearl Mason; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Isenhart; her son, Charles Isenhart; her sister, Mabel Hasell; and five brothers, Nathan, Benny, Edward, David and Lonnie Blankenship.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Parson Mortuary with Pastor Mike Winter officiating. Burial will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on Nov. 7, 2015

Ralph J. "June Bug" Pace, 79, passed away Thursday evening, November 4, 2015 at the Waters of Muncie Health Care Center following a brief illness. He was born on May 4, 1936 in Dunkirk, the son of Ivan Earl and Ada (Evers) Pace.

Mr. Pace had worked for the Ben Ziegler Metal Fabricators for several years. He also had worked with his brother and father as a mechanic in their repair service and also other various positions through out the area. Ralph enjoyed fishing, socializing, playing cards, riding his bicycle all over town and listening to country music on his radio. It was said that he could be stubborn if he was being asked to participate in something he didn't feel comfortable with.

He is survived by one son, David Pace (wife, Dianna), Muncie; seven grandchildren, Miley Pace, Casey, Haley, Lacey and Stacy Bicknell, Kiara Hill, Brenda Cole and Chrystal Blankenship (husband, Robert), all of Muncie; three great-grandchildren, Serenity, Brooklynn and Makenzie Blankenship, all of Muncie; several nieces , nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by two previous spouses, Alice Pace and Mildred (Keihn) Jones Pace; his parents; one brother, Harold Leroy Pace; two sisters, Catherine Blythe and Marjorie Broadwater.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Dotson officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Muncie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on Jan. 5, 2016

Ida Cathaleen Mounger, 72, of Muncie, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Water's Edge Village. Ida was born in Schiedler, Indiana on January 11, 1943 to the late Frank and Lona (bailey) Blankenship.

She went to school at Royerton Schools and was a homemaker. Ida was a member of One Accord Tabernacle Church in Muncie. She loved to do crafts, gardening and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Ola, Jesse, Willard, Frank, Herbert, Roy, and Ora Wayne; five sisters, Reva, Bonnie, Vesta, Chole, and Linda; grandson, James Mounger.

Ida is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, James Mounger of Muncie, IN; children, Shirley Mounger of Muncie, IN, Wanda Hitt and her husband, Michael of Muncie, IN, Cindy Mounger of Franklin, IN, Diane Mounger of Muncie, IN, Rita Mounger of Muncie, IN, Debra Bunton and her husband, Randy of Muncie, IN; siblings, Charles Fyffe and his wife, Mary of Yorktown, IN, Edna Sparks and her husband, Joseph of Muncie, IN, Sarah Lou Monroe and her husband, Robert of Dunedin, FL, Flora Davisson and her husband, Gary of Huntington, IN; special sister-in-law, Ellen Jackson of Knoxville, TN; fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Services are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Parson Mortuary with Rev. Gene McComas officiating. Burial will be at Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie, Indiana.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on May 22, 2016

Rosemary Ann Reed, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016 at her home in Muncie, with her family at her bedside. Rosie was born March 4, 1930 in Harrison Township, Indiana to the late George and Hazel Doughty.

Rosie worked for Anchor Hockey in Winchester for eight years in the late 50's then became a housewife to stay home with her three children. She then later went to work for Meridian Foods in Eaton, for a short time after her family was raised. She was a longtime member of Eaton First Church of God until she moved to Muncie and began to attend a closer church Northside Church of God where she is currently a member.

Rosie was a woman who was dedicated to her family. She loved camping and fishing with her husband when he was living. They had a camper at Bozarth Campground at Salamonie Reservoir for around forty years, and would spend many weekend there taking grandchildren with them, after Bill passed away she continued to go and take the grandchildren. Rosie was a member of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed attending Forest Park Senior Citizens Center and playing Bingo. She was a Mall Walker at the Muncie Mall for many years and made many friends. Rosie was a very personable woman and never met a stranger.

Rosemary is preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, William A. Reed in 1996; her father, George Doughty and mother Hazel Doughty; three sisters, Margaret Dudley, Vivian Loser and Betty Batt; and one brother, James Doughty.

Rosie is survived by her three children, Steven W. Reed (wife, Sunny), Gaston, William H. Reed (wife, Debra), Muncie and Susan E. Kelley (husband, Michael), Muncie; nine grandchildren, Steven D. Reed (wife, Amy), William, CA, Reed (wife, Shannon), Stephanie D. Clapp (husband, Larry), Jana A. Melton (husband, James), Gregg Reed, Angelina Conatser (husband, Michael), Tiffney Kelly, Brian Eber (wife, Jan) and Kim Simmons (husband, Kelly); seventeen great-grandchildren, Logan Leland, Devin Conatser, Jacklin Williams, Cierra (Charles) Enochs, Hailey Blankenship, Dylain Kelley, Emmalee Conatser, Rebekah Kelley, Rilie Conatser, Campbell Reed, Hunter Reed, Lincoln Reed, Evan Reed, Chloe Reed, Noah Reed, Levi Reed, Mercy Reed and Adrionna Welton; one very special great-great-grandchild, 17 month old Charlie Enochs, the son of Cierra and Charles Enochs; several siblings, Gorge Doughty, Ridgeville, Verba Doughty, Yorktown, Floyd Doughty, Yorktown, Bill Doughty, Selma, Ferrell Doughty, Yorktown, Jack Doughty, Yorktown and Alta Renner, Yorktown; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate Rosie's life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Gant Funeral Homes, Yorktown Chapel, 2215 S. Broadway St. in Yorktown, Indiana. Pastor Steve Delisle will officiate. Burial will be in Hawk Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on Jan. 11, 2017

Robert Marvin Jones, 78, of Muncie, died Saturday afternoon, January 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 8, 1938 in Muncie and was the son of the late Thurston and Emma (Cooper) Jones.

Robert served the City of Muncie as a firefighter for twenty-five and half years. He was a member of the Eagles 123, Local 1348 Firefighters, AEPA (American Electrical Platers Association). Robert was the owner and operator of Chrome Rite. He was a very crafty person; he chrome plated pulleys for Disney Productions.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Jones; and three sisters, Ruth G. Warren, Lillian Schrader and Betty C. Spencer.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Deanna L. Jones (Dickerson) of Muncie; three sons, Robert M. Jones (Donna) of Muncie, Richard L. Jones (Amy) of Dallas, TX, Ronald A. Jones of Muncie; a daughter, Kathy E. Jones (Benny Tilley) of Selma; a step-son, Shannon D. Blankenship (Char) of Niles, MI and a step-daughter, Shawn D. Alberts (Jeff) of Sickleville, NJ; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles R. Jones of Muncie, James W. Jones (Carolyn) of Muncie, and Mike P. Jones (Vivian) of Florida; the mother of his children, Patricia A. Nelson of Muncie.

Funeral services for Robert will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Garden View Funeral Home with Pastor Eddy Finchum officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Noblesville, IN) - March 30, 2017

Delia "Dee" (Bell) Sciscoe Conatser, 89, of Muncie, went to be with the Lord on the early morning of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Liberty Village Healthcare in Muncie. She was born on Aug. 6, 1927, to Rev. William E. Bell and Zona A. (Phipps) Bell in Rockybranch, near Monticello, Ky.

She was a self-employed seamstress and worked for Kuhner Junior High School in Muncie, and also as a nurse's aide at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where she was a charter member in 1954. She had also been a member of Grace Baptist Church in Muncie and Kaleb's Kin at the church. She was a gentle and kind Christian lady who lived her faith every day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth K. Sciscoe; second husband, Shelby W. Conatser; daughter, Cathy Schuck; brothers, Millard Bell, Clifford Bell, Glen Bell, Hillard Bell, and Dillard Bell; sisters, Elsie Hughes, Alma Sutton, Athaleen Chriswell and Doris Decker; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Survivors include her son, Ronald (Barbara) Sciscoe; daughter, Linda Sciscoe (J. W.) Blankenship ; eight grandchildren, Todd (Jackie) Sciscoe, Susan (DeShannon) Clemons, Kimberly (Arron) Jackson, Sarah Garoutte, Adam (Christine) Yancey, Amy (Shane) Schmidt, Carrie (Collin) Cooper, and Laura (Mitch) Sickafoose; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Sue) Bell, and J.D. (Rachel) Bell; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are scheduled for 1 pm. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 2204 S. Macedonia Ave., Muncie, Pastor Ronald Elam will officiate. Burial will be Monday at Elm Ridge Memorial Park in Muncie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press on Apr. 6, 2017

Jerry Lee Townsend, 78, passed away Sunday morning, April 2, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on July 25, 1938, in Hartford City, the son of Alfred Albert and Helen Juliene (Waters) Townsend.

Jerry married Pearly (Barnett) Townsend on, November 14, 1998, in their home and she survives. Mr. Townsend has worked for various places throughout the Muncie area but most recently for Borg-Warner as a Supervisor in their maintenance Department for fifteen years prior to his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed fishing, camping and boating when he was able to.

He is preceded in death by a son, Allyn Townsend; a daughter, Jerri LeAnn Townsend; three brothers, Wayne, Eddie and Dale Townsend.

Besides his wife of eighteen years, Pearly, he is survived by four sons, Terry Townsend (wife-Beth), Indianapolis, Christopher Townsend (wife-April) and Jason Townsend both of Muncie and Troy Shane Townsend, Ft. Wayne; one daughter, Juliene Couture (husband-Michael), SanDiego, California; two step daughters, Terri Sanders (husband-Mark), Muncie and Yalanda Jefferson (companion-Michael Early), Weirton, West Virginia; twelve grandchildren, Brianne, Talen, Amanda, Westley, Jacob, Lauren, Annastatia, Dakota, Isaiah, Elijah, Conner and Caitlyn; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Dean Townsend (wife-Mary Ann) and Bill Townsend (wife-Diane), both of Hartford City; one sister, Barbara Blankenship, Springfield, MO; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor Ken Beaton officiating. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory Memorial Park north of Muncie.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Barbara Jo Blankenship b.10Apr1942 Springfield, MO: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2MH6-QDH

Relatives - Barbara M. Blankenship, James Leroy Blankenship, John Dee Blankenship, Jas L. Blankenship, Lori Blankenship, Micheal B. Blankenship, Rebecca R. Blankenship, Sabrina Blankenship.

 

+2017, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Death

Published in the Star Press 10/24/2017

Ruth Ellen Blankenship, 72, of Muncie, died Saturday evening, October 21, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Arrangements are pending at Garden View Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com/book-of-memories/3240426/Blankenship-Ruth/obituary.php

Ruth Ellen Blankenship, 72, of Muncie died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born March 28, 1945 in Ironton, Ohio and was the daughter of the late William E. & Pauline M. (Summers) Buck.

Ruth worked for many area nursing homes as a CNA, she most recently worked for Westminster Village in Muncie. She was a member of Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church of Muncie. Ruth was also employed in the dining service at Ball State University.

Ruth is survived by her husband Richard L. Blankenship of Muncie; a son Bill Filkins of Celina, OH; a daughter Rachel Resler (Joe) of Muncie; six grandchildren Nichole Kelley (Ryan) of Indianapolis, Austin Filkins of Michigan, Ashley Oyer (Evan) of Indianapolis, Logan and Seth Filkins both of Celina, OH, and Athena Dedrich (Matthew) of Muncie; three great0grandchildren; two brothers John E. Summers of Mansfield, Ohio and Keith Edward Buck of Ironton, Ohio; two sisters Karen E. Beard and Marilyn J. Cruz both of Mansfield, Ohio.

Funeral Services for Ruth will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Garden View Funeral Home with Pastor James Oliver McCowan officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

 

Richard Lee Blankenship b.01Sep1949 Muncie, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT2T-94L

Relatives - Ernest Glenn Blankenship, Frank B. Blankenship, Rachel L. Blankenship, Ruth Ellen Blankenship.

 

2019, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarpress/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-j-blankenship&pid=193305657&fhid=19232

Published in The Star Press on July 5, 2019

Dorothy J. Blankenship, 94, Muncie, passed away Tuesday morning, July 2, 2019, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born Saturday, August 16, 1924, in Muncie, the daughter of Lee and Tillie (Morgan) Case.

Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, and making candy. She really enjoyed going shopping and going to the beach. Dorothy loved spending time with her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always the "life of the party". Dorothy will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Case, and Wallace Case; five sisters, Margarite Foust, Helen Leadbetter, Pauline Bratten, Marie Bryant, and Mary Gibson.

Survivors include two sons, Darrell Wilson, and Jack Blankenship; daughter, Barbara (husband, Mike) Hannon, (Mike was her favorite son-in-law of all time); many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces, including Joan Dampier and the Goforth family.

Services will be held 1:30 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 with Pastor Joe Prewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

 

2016, Yorktown, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Star Press from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2016

Jerry T. Johnson, 85, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 7, 2016 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital, [Muncie, Delaware Co., IN]. He was born on December 7, 1931 in Yorktown, the son of John Carroll and Flossie Pauline (Justice) Johnson.

Jerry graduated from Yorktown High School in 1949. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On February 14, 1958, he married Margaret M. Schooley. He worked for Guide Lamp in Anderson for twenty-three years until his retirement in 1989 and was a member of the Muncie Woodcarvers, Camack American Legion and Camack United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Nancy Limbert and Sharon Blankenship.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-eight years, Margaret M. Johnson of Yorktown; one son, Darrell T. Johnson of Marion; one granddaughter, Dawn Harvey (husband, David) of Huntington; two great-grandchildren, Kye Young and Adalyn Harvey and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Sunderland Cemetery in Daleville with Pastor Woody Sears and Pastor Emily Sears officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

*2017, Yorktown, Delaware Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) - June 12, 2017

Bessie Faylene Wray, 71, resident of the Yorktown Healthcare Center, passed away at the nursing home Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, after an extended illness. She was born Oct. 14, 1945, in Columbia, KY, the daughter of Charles and Mable Burton Blankenship Simpson.

She had been a homemaker most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, L. C. Simpson, Michael "Jr." Lumpkin, Jack Simpson and Marshall Simpson; a grandson, Chase Wray; and sisters, Connie Brown and Clemedine Simpson.

Survivors are her son, Gary Wray (Marlena) of New Castle; a daughter, Beverly Mattingly (Ronnie) of Lebanon, Ky.; half sister, Janie Cole (Larry) of Michigan; three grandchildren, Lauren Wray, Bren Mattingly and Jade Mattingly; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place at Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia, KY, at 1 p.m. (Kentucky time) on Thursday [15Jun2017] with Pastor Marty Ballard officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Mable Burton was the 2nd wife of Conley L. Blankenship of Adair Co., KY

 

Boone

 

2019, Thorntown, Boone Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter, (Lebanon, IN) - June 25, 2019

Joseph "Larry" Goyer, 90, formally of Thorntown, passed away on June 21, 2019 at Signature of Parkwood in Lebanon, [Boone Co.,] Indiana. He was born in Ontario, Canada, on December 2, 1928.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Allen) Goyer.

He is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Stamp of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Sandy (David) Vansickle of Lebanon; two step-daughters, Stacy (Doug) French of Lebanon and Mary (Fred) Bort; two stepsons, Randy Cummins of Iowa and Mike (Kathy) Cummins of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jennifer (Travis) Gribbins, Jacqueline Stamp of Kentucky, Tiffany Vansickle and Mathew ( Gavi) of Lebanon; step-grandchildren, Scott Cummins, Evan Cummins, Ryan Cummins, Jason Cummins, Kelly Montes, Baili (J.C.) Hart, Sam (Sarah) French, Kala (Morgan) Pepper, Karley Hoovermale, Ben Hoovermale; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marcia (John)Blankenship; his dog, Tasha, whom he adored; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

In honor of his request, no public services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Dubois

 

2018, Birdseye, Dubois Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald, (Jasper, IN) - May 8, 2018

Dr. Seth P. Clark, 39, of Birdseye, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born in Jasper on January 5, 1979.

Seth was a 1997 graduate of Perry Central High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Geology from the University of Southern Indiana as well as a Masters Degree in Education from USI. He also earned a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland City University. In 2003, Seth started teaching middle school and high school science at Springs Valley High School. He returned to PC in 2008 as Assistant Principal. Later he served as Principal and most recently worked as the school's Technology Director. He was well known for his quick wit, dependability and loyalty. Seth was a passionate learner who worked tirelessly to solve problems. He loved to be outdoors, camping, hunting, bow fishing and adored his dog, Buttercup. Seth was a quiet person who felt things deeply and passionately.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Hilda (Gehlhausen) Hoffman, Jim Clark and Leo and Dorothy Dwyer (Elgin, Nebraska).

Survivors include, his wife, Ashli (Blankenship) Clark, Birdseye; parents, Patrick and Sheila (Dwyer) Clark, Birdseye; sisters, Cora Showalter (Aron), LaFontaine and Anna Telligman (Brett), Freelandville; and a brother, Levi Clark (Andrea), Birdseye.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Isidore Catholic Church. Rev. Adrian Burke, OSB will officiate. Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ashli Beth Blankenshi Clark b.01Sep1967 Birdseye, IN:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJWD-F41M

Relatives - Amanda L. Blankenship, Beth Ann Blankenship, Seth P. Clark, Sheila Marie Clark.

 

Elkhart

 

+2017, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - April 9, 2017

Martha Washington Earl, 75, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at her home. Martha was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Baileysville, West Virginia to Butch and Nora (Blankenship) Shannon.

She was a graduate of Baileysville High School. Martha loved cooking and baking. She was known for her legendary fudge and carrot cake. Her family always looked forward to her homemade Christmas decorations. Martha was co-owner of Mr. T's Bakery in Maryville, Tennesse and formerly owned Artistic Upholstering in Elkhart, and also worked at Godfrey Marine for 18 years. Martha was a giving person and loved her family.

She married Thomas Earl on Nov. 16, 1991, in Elkhart. He survives as well as her five children; Juan "John" Garcia, Beloit, Wisconsin, Antonio "Tony" (Christy) Garcia of Sweetwater, Tennessee, Christopher (Stephanie) Earl, Ubie Sanchez, both of Elkhart and Samantha Earl of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; siblings, Dixie Snyder, Cathy Elsworth and Pearl "Buddy" Shannon, all of Elkhart, Wanda Patrick of Logan, Ohio and Ray (Mildred) Shannon of Marion, along with several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life services will begin at 11a.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart. Sister Nora Frost will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - October 10, 2017

Dixie J. Snyder, 73, of Elkhart, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the home of her brother in Elkhart. She was born Feb. 19, 1944, in Justice, West Virginia, to Birch Levi and Nora (Blankenship) Shannon.

Dixie was a member of the Silver Sneakers Club and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. Her grandson received the Eagle Scout Award. Dixie was an entrepreneur; she was the first women press operator in Elkhart, she worked at Excel for several years, owned a restaurant, a fiberglass company and a van painting company. She will always be remembered for her kindness and gracious generosity.

In 1983, she married David Snyder. He preceded her in death in 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Fern Winters and Martha Earl.

Surviving are four children, Cathy (Rick) Ellsworth, Steve Shannon, Michelle Hartman-Torres and Shane (Rich) Osowski, all of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray (Mildred) Shannon of Marion and Paul (Marissa) Shannon of Elkhart; and a sister, Wanda Patrick of Logan, Ohio.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - June 29, 2018

Judy Kay Anglemyer, 65, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at home. She was born Jan. 3, 1953, to Eugene and Frances (Eaglebarger) Anglemyer in Allegan, Michigan.

Judy loved to spend her spare time with a fishing pole in her hand or walking through the woods of Michigan looking for morel mushrooms. She was known for being lucky, not just in finding morels, but in whatever the gamble was. She was happiest when devoting time to her children and grandchildren; she was always there for them, through thick and thin. She was artistic and had a way with modeling clay. She was also a fan of the Michigan Wolverines.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Jeanie; and two brothers, Victor and Robert Dean.

Judy will be greatly missed by her children, Sherry (Geno) Drake, Heidi Webber, Gidget Fields and Michael "Beatle" Fields; nine grandchildren, Samantha Cupp, Makayla Drake, Gage Drake, Joseph (Carrie) Webber, Kaytlin Hoy, Jasmine Webber, Franklin Pick, Breanna Fields, and Ethan Fields; five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Abigail, Braxton, Brooklin, and Nevaeh; seven siblings, Frances (Emmeth) Engeseth, Carol Anglemyer, Donald (Ruth) Anglemyer, Jerry Anglemyer, Tom (Marcia) Anglemyer, Dennis (Barb Baker) Anglemyer, and Kathy Blankenship; and too many nieces and nephews to count.

Judy was just as tough as the next Anglemyer, and remained positive, even as she battled cancer. She will always be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

A funeral service in honor of Judy will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 2, at Kessington Community Church, 70200 Kessington Road, Edwardsburg, MI 49112. Pastor Steven Steele will officiate. Judy will be laid to rest with her family at a later date in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis, Michigan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - January 27, 2019

Harold "Dick" Crabtree, 91, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2019, at the home of his daughter, where he lived. Harold was born March 28, 1927, in Chattaroy, West Virginia, to the late James and Eliza (Blankenship) Crabtree.

Harold retired as a supervisor at Columbus Coated Fabric in Columbus, Ohio, after 43 years. He was a member of First Brethren Church in Elkhart. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Welles.

Harold married the former Phyllis James on Sept. 2, 1947, in Maysville, Kentucky. Phyllis passed away Feb. 11, 2013, after 65 wonderful years together. He was Also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Michael Stevens, five brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Pamela Stevens; five loving grandchildren, Trisha M (David) Wise, Michael D. (Mandi) Stevens, Stephanie S. (Steven) Kowalski, Andrew A. (Jackie) Stevens and Kathy (Nicholas) Baughman; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will begin at 1 pm, Thursday, Jan. 31, at the First Brethren Church, 24197 C. R. 16, Elkhart, Pastor Dan Herendeen will officiate. Military honors will be rendered at the conclusion of the service by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Guard and DAV No. 19. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - June 16, 2019

Lynn L. Companion, 83, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born, in South Bend, Aug. 22, 1935, to Paul and Edna Companion.

Lynn received his degree in Tool and Die and worked for Elkhart Products until his retirement. He was the owner of The Pub on Main street in Elkhart and he opened the first discotheque on Cassopolis street called the "Disco Den". Lynn was a member of the Italian Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He loved fishing so much that he bought a boat and docked it on Lake Erie so he could take his family and friends fishing. He named the boat "the Top Duck".

He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Gina Companion.

On July 11, 1987, Lynn married Charlotte Foster and she survives. Surviving along with his wife of 31 years are his children, Greg (Lisa) Companion of Elkhart, Randy Companion of Albion, and Tracy (Jim) Carpenter of Elkhart; five grandchildren, Amey (Dave) Hensley, Jim Zmudzinski, Lindsey (John) Littleton, Gina Companion, and Korey Carpenter; two great-grandchildren, Kamryn Zmudzinski and Lanie Littleton; stepdaughter Tonja Yoder; his siblings, Antony (Mary) Companion, Mace (Vera) Companion, both of Elkhart, Angela Ward of Melbourne, Florida, Steven Companion of Naples, Florida, and Dennis (Linda Blankenship) Companion of Bullard, Texas; and many nieces and nephews

Funeral service will be at noon. Monday, June 17, in the Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, IN. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) Date: February 6, 2015

Rebecca Sue "Becky" Ross, 50, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She was born Sept. 21, 1964, in Goshen, to Wilbur and Fern (Sexton) Ross.

She is survived by her mother, Fern Ross of Goshen; two children, Brittany (Joseph Ragsdale) Ross and Zachary Ross, both of Goshen; four grandchildren, Ryleigh, Callie, Kaelea and Hayden; and three sisters, Sheila (Richard) Stilley, Anita (Wally) Blankenship and Vicki (Richard) Vanover, all of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

A 1983 graduate of Goshen High School, Becky worked as a short order cook and waitress at Old Mill Inn and Tony's Grill. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed playing bingo.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, and for an hour prior to the 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, funeral service, all at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Kelley of Word of Truth Ministries will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) Date: September 1, 2015

Anita Faye Blankenship, 52, passed away unexpectedly Saturday after-n oon at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born July 21, 1963, in Lexington, Ky., to Wilbur and Fern (Sexton) Ross.

On June 21, 1986, she married Wallace Blankenship in Benton. He survives along with a daughter, Anitra (Chance Goble) Blankenship of Goshen; her mother, Fern Ross of Goshen; a granddaughter, Abigayle Blankenship -Goble; two sisters, Sheila (Richard) Stilley and Vicki (Rich) Vanover, both of Goshen; two special great-nieces/daughters, Ryleigh and Callie Ross; many other nieces and nephews; and her mother and father-in-law, Betty and Larry Landaw of Elkhart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Ross, and a sister, Becky Ross.

A lifetime Goshen resident, Mrs. Blankenship graduated from Goshen High School in 1981. She was active in the youth bowling at Maple City Bowl, and she served on the board of the Goshen Little League. She was an avid University of Kentucky fan. GO BIG BLUE!

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Friday. Rev. Mike Kelley, Word of Truth Ministries, Milford, will officiate. Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Wallace Arnold Blankenship b.15Jul1967 Goshen, IN; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTX1-6HN

Relatives - Anita Faye Blankenship

 

2015, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - October 5, 2015

Jacque Mae Grife, 88, of Goshen, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Greencroft. She was born in Oklahoma on July 16, 1927 , to Thomas A. and Verna (Poag) Hollis.

Jacque was an active member of Goshen Church of Christ and had taught Sunday school there. She enjoyed quilting and gardening and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers.

Jacque is survived by her husband, Norris C. "Norm" Grife; her children, Regina (Ron) Olson of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Pamela Blankenship of Fredericksburg, Texas, Deborah (John) Harwood of Whitehall, Mich., Barry (Cindy) Grife of Middlebury and Lori (Todd) Schlichter of Goshen; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Goshen Church of Christ, 61073 S.R. 15 N., Goshen. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - December 7, 2016

Joyce Ann Gunter, 66, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, peacefully at home with her family by her side after a yearlong fight with cancer. She was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Broughton, Ill., to Roy and Pauline (Allen) Hayter.

Joyce graduated in 1968 from Eldorado High School, Eldorado, Ill., in 1968, and Mount Vernon (Ill.) Beauty College in 1970. On May 20, 1972, she married Larry Gunter at the First Baptist Church in Broughton, Ill. She was a resident of Elkhart County for 44 years, working as a licensed beautician for 46 years in salons in Illinois and Elkhart. For more than 30 years, she supplied beauty salon services for several area nursing homes and senior living facilities, including Miller's Merry Manor of Wakarusa and Golden Living Center in Elkhart.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, her brother, John Hayter and a brother-in-law, Vernon Mayberry.

Joyce leaves behind to carry on without her, her husband of 44 years and two sons, John Eric Gunter of Elkhart and David Paul (Becky) Gunter of Belleville, Ill. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Zachary Blankenship of Goshen, Macy Gunter of Niles, Mich., Dylan Johnston, Ellie Johnston and Madeline Gunter, all of Belleville, Ill. She is survived as well by her sister, Phyllis Mayberry of Broughton, Ill., her brother, Phillip (Jan) Hayter of Yakima, Wash. and her brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Dorothy Gunter of Elkhart, along with several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Joyce's wishes, her body will be cremated and her ashes interred in Hickory Hill Cemetery in her hometown of Broughton. A family memorial celebration will be at a later date in Broughton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - January 7, 2018

Gloria Jean Bach (nee Kurowski), 69 [1948] of Goshen, formerly of Highland, Indiana passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Cletus J. Bach, Sr.; three children: Cletus (Barbara) Bach, Jr., Robert (Melissa) Bach and Tammy (Jewan) Mendonca; four grandchildren: Rebecca, Matias, Michael, Christian and Carter; four great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Blankenship; numerous nieces and nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. James the Less Church, 9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, Indiana. Burial to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Death - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9V-M7V6

Rebecca Blankenship b.10Jun1978, IN d.24Jun1978.

D/o of Curtis Blankenship & Theresa Kurowski Blankenship.

 

Curtis R. Blankenship b.30May1957 Goshen, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1X1-WWZ

Relatives - Theresa Ann Blankenship.

 

2019, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - November 13, 2019

Fern F. Ross, 75, of Goshen, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at her home of natural causes. She was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Ezel, Kentucky.

Fern attended Word of Truth, Milford and Goshen Pentecostal House of Prayer. She demonstrated her faith by her acts by her kindness to others, she touched many lives of family, friends and co-workers. To know her, was to love her. She retired from the RV industry and enjoyed spending time with family and watching W.W.E. Wrestling, Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune. Her favorite hobby was volunteering in the concessions at Goshen Little League.

On May 13, 1961, she married Wilbur Ross in West Liberty, Kentucky. He passed in 2013. Along with her husband, Fern was preceded in death by her mother, Edna (Manning) Sexton; father Audna "Jack" Sexton; two daughters, Anita Blankenship and Becky Ross; three brothers, Ray and Jim McGuire, and Kenneth Sexton; and a sister, Mildred "Millie" McMurtry.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila (Richard) Stilley and Vicki (Rich) Vanover, both of Goshen; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jackie Sexton of Morehead, Kentucky; and two stepsisters, Maudie (Omer) Lawson of Dayton, Ohio and Virginia Arrowood of Cozahome, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be11:30 am, Sunday, Nov. 17, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastor Mike Kelley and Pastor Bill Lamb will officiate. Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fayette

 

2019, Connersville, Fayette Co., IN, Obituary

The News-Examiner, (Connersville, IN) - July 15, 2019

Lonie Isaacs, 84, of Connersville passed away Saturday evening, July 13, 2019, at Reid Health in Richmond, [Wayne Co., IN]. One of eight children of Carlos William and Hazel Murphy Isaacs, Lonie was born on January 3, 1935, in Foxtown, Jackson County, Kentucky, and came to Connersville as a young adult.

Lonie was a member of Community Gospel Church and in his leisure time, enjoyed attending yard sales and auctions. He had a giving heart and always spoke kind words, especially to his children.

On July 4, 1953, Lonie married the former Jessie L. Keen in Connersville. Mrs. Isaacs passed away on November 22, 2008. Besides his wife of 55 years, Jessie Isaacs, Lonie is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Vicky L. Isaacs who passed away in 1967; and three brothers, Ivan, Orbin, and Virgil Isaacs.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie Dale (Shirley) Isaacs of Connersville; a grandson, Michael D. Isaacs of Connersville; three great-grandchildren, Skyler Isaacs, Baylea Isaacs, and Clay Isaacs; two great-great-grandchildren, Kayden Bunch and Slater Isaacs; four sisters, Farry (Sam) Hawley of Lexington, Kentucky, Wilma Lakes of Richmond, Kentucky, Wanda (Ed) Blankenship of Florida, and Brenda (Russell) Brockman of Richmond, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law, Melissa Isaacs of Richmond, Kentucky and Linda Isaacs of Waco, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Miller-Moster-Robbins Funeral Home. Reverend Wayne Griffee and Reverend Bobby Lee will officiate. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Fountain

 

+2015, Attica, Fountain Co., IN Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2015

Jason Kyle Blankenship, 40, of Attica died on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:31 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, [Tippecanoe Co., IN]. Jason was born on September 11, 1975 in Lafayette. He was the son of Robert Reed Blankenship, of Attica and the late Hope Evon (Sundt) Blankenship. He was a life resident of Attica and graduated from Attica High School in 1995.

Jason had worked for Harrison Steel Castings Co. in Attica for 10 years before he became ill. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, going mudding and riding 4-wheelers.

Surviving along with his father, Reed Blankenship of Attica, are a companion, Josie Stout of Attica; a son, Austin A. Blankenship of Attica; a brother, Jenner Blankenship of Attica; and two sisters, Jill (husband-George) Hall and Joy Blankenship, both of Attica; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his niece, Heather Brown.

Visitation will be held at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Monday, September 28, from 11:00 a.m. until the service time of 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Badgley officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Attica, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 30, 2015

George L. Hall, Jr., 59, Attica, passed away unexpectedly in the emergency room of the St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital, [Warren Co., IN] on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 7:32 p.m., following a heart attack suffered at his home earlier in the evening. George was born in Lafayette, IN, on November 20, 1955. He was the son of the late George L. and Eleanor Louise "Sis" (Knowles) Hall, Sr.

He was a life resident of Attica, graduating from Attica High School in 1973. He dedicated his life to working and providing for his family. He spent his free time with his wife on adventures; with his grandkids; on the river or in the woods. George had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a dedicated member of the Wabash Valley Bible Baptist Church.

On October 21, 1988, George married Jill E. Blankenship in Attica. He leaves behind his wife Jill of 28 years; two sons, Jerimiah (companion-Reannon Meador) Hall, Attica; Josh (Melissa) Hall, Attica; a daughter, Lacy Jo (companion-Donald Cole) Hall, Attica; son, Delbert Brown, Williamsport; a sister, Connie (the late Ty) Brown, West Lafayette; a brother, Bill (Lori) Hall, Attica; six grandsons, Cody Hall, Ethan & Connor Brown, Peyton Hall, Kalen & Jaxen Cole; two granddaughters, Brooke Hulet & Autumn Heather Hall; a great-grandson, Gunnar Williams; several nieces, nephews and neighborhood kids.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jacob Hall and a daughter, Heather Brown.

Services will be held at the Wabash Valley Bible Baptist Church, 2320 E. U.S. Highway 41, Attica, on Friday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Rich Stoll officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Attica, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 29, 2016

Rose Ellen (Blankenship) Fenters, 82, Attica, passed away at the Rosewalk Village, Lafayette, [Tippecanoe Co., IN], on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 9:13 p.m. Rose was born Williamsport, Indiana, on June 3, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Blankenship and Gladys (Adams) Blankenship Wallace.

Rose was a life resident of Attica, graduating from Attica High School in 1951. She worked as a clerk for the Grab-It-Here Grocery Store in Attica for 25 years. She also worked at Community Investments in Attica and later worked as a cook at the Attica Elementary School for 13 years, where she retired. She enjoyed bowling and working jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

On December 20, 1952, Rose married Richard Fenters in Attica. He preceded in death on March 10, 2004. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Garnet Blankenship and a granddaughter, Christy Roe.

Rose leaves behind a daughter, Connie S. Fenters, Attica; two sons, Charles "Chuck" R. Fenters and Michael "Mike" S. (Jane) Fenters, both of Attica; eight grandchildren, Jamie L. Stafford, Richard (Lena) Fenters, Reggie (Nikki) Fenters, Roxanne (Jeremy) Ransom, Courtney (David) Greer, Jessica Rasmussen, Kristina Rasmussen (companion-Charley Dazy) and Katie (Stephen Mitchell) Rasmussen; eleven great-grandchildren, Liberty, Abigail, Lexi, Trevor, Emily Rose, Cati, Emily Grace, twins Tanner and McKenzie, Bradyn and Lily.

Services will be held at the Maus Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. with Robin Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Covington, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

Commercial-News (Danville, IL) - August 28, 2017

Debra Kay (Brasker) Crawford went to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 28, 2017, surrounded by her family after a hard battle with cancer. Debbie was born March 18, 1949, in Williamsport, Ind., to Donald and Garnet Brasker.

Debbie was the baby in her family of eight siblings and is survived by her four sisters, Alice Payne, Marg Summers, Donna (Jerry) Hale, Sue Allison; and one brother, Merrille Brasker. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Brenda Metzger.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Garland and Ronnie.

Debbie was the proud mother to Bryan (Sam) Blankenship, of Covington, Ind., Jason (Tiffany) Blankenship of Indianapolis, and Morgan (Chad) Lincicum, of Williamsport. There was nothing Debbie loved more in her life than being called Grandma, "Mo-mo" or "Ga-ga" to her nine beautiful grandchildren. She was so proud of all of them and leaves behind Katelyn, Gabriella, Remington, Lexi, Davis, Graham, Bryanna, Dixon and Jovie. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she never missed a chance to tell everyone how proud of them she was or how much she loved them.

A visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 30,

A Celebration of Debbie's life will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 31 at Sunset's Covington Chapel, 420 3rd St. Covington. Per Debbie's wishes, cremation with burial at a later date in West Lebanon, Ind.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

The Paper of Montgomery County, (Crawfordsville, IN) - August 3, 2016

Clyde Henry Blankenship, 89, Veedersburg, passed away at the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, [Vermilion Co.,] IL, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. He was born in London, Ky. on Jan. 8, 1927. He was the son of the late Walter and Martha (Brewer) Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jconline/obituary.aspx?n=clyde-henry-blankenship&pid=180889465&fhid=24987

Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 3, 2016

Clyde Henry Blankenship, 89, Veedersburg, passed away at the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, IL, on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Clyde was born in London, Kentucky on January 8, 1927. He was the son of the late Walter and Martha (Brewer) Blankenship.

Clyde was raised and educated in London, KY, moving to Veedersburg in 1950. While living in Veedersburg, Clyde worked at Harrison Steel Castings Company for 39 years, retiring in 1989. Clyde attended the Church of God in Veedersburg. Most of his free time was spent outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushrooming. He also liked to whittle. Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WW II.

On May 8, 1948, Clyde married Amanda Elizabeth Murray in London, Kentucky. She preceded him in death on December 15, 2010.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee and Clyde Dale Blankenship; a grandson, Marc Billingsley; a brother, Ed Blankenship and five sisters, Gladys Jewitt, Corrine Phillips, Kathryn Marcum, Bessie Hauley and Lessie Collins.

Clyde was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he leaves behind eight children, Walter Ed (Vicky) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Gary Wayne (Gina) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Kathy Nadine (David) Poll, Covington; Ralph Dennis (Christy) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Karen Jane (Alan) Clodfelder, Covington; Martha Karolyn (Mike) Rookstool, Covington; James Earl (Marcia) Blankenship, Attica and Leisa Ann (Scott) Minick, Veedersburg; 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. with the son, James Blankenship speaking. Burial with military honors will be held in the Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg.

 

+2016, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Review Republican from Sept. 24 to Oct. 23, 2016

Clyde Henry Blankenship, 89, Veedersburg, passed away at the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, [Vermilion Co.,] IL, on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Clyde was born in London, Kentucky on Jan. 8, 1927. He was the son of the late Walter and Martha (Brewer) Blankenship.

He was raised and educated in London, Ky., moving to Veedersburg in 1950. While living in Veedersburg, Clyde worked at Harrison Steel Castings Company for 39 years, retiring in 1989. Clyde attended the Church of God in Veedersburg. Most of his free time was spent outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushrooming. He also liked to whittle. Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.

On May 8, 1948, Clyde married Amanda Elizabeth Murray in London, Kentucky. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2010. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee and Clyde Dale Blankenship; a grandson, Marc Billingsley; a brother, Ed Blankenship and five sisters, Gladys Jewitt, Corrine Phillips, Kathryn Marcum, Bessie Hauley and Lessie Collins.

Clyde was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he leaves behind eight children, Walter Ed (Vicky) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Gary Wayne (Gina) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Kathy Nadine (David) Poll, Covington; Ralph Dennis (Christy) Blankenship, Veedersburg; Karen Jane (Alan) Clodfelder, Covington; Martha Karolyn (Mike) Rookstool, Covington; James Earl (Marcia) Blankenship, Attica and Leisa Ann (Scott) Minick, Veedersburg; 24 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. with the son, James Blankenship speaking. Burial, with military honors, will be held in the Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.journalreview.com/obituaries/article_42de03e6-46f6-11e8-8624-17d5b94be0cd.html

Gale Richard Ingalsbe, 82, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 2:33 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN], surrounded by his family. Gale was born March 14, 1936, in the home of his grandparents at Alvin, Illinois. He was the son of the late Alfred and Fannie Ruth (Deck) Ingalsbe.

Gale was raised in Alvin and later moved to Hillsboro. He then moved to Ladoga, graduating from Ladoga High School in 1955, where he lettered in track. After graduation, Gale moved back to Hillsboro. He worked a short time at RR Donnelley in Crawfordsville. He then worked as a carpenter with several contractors and later with Ernie Rogers. In the early 60s he began farming which he continued to enjoyed up until his death. He had farmed in Richland, Cain, VanBuren townships along with traveling to Alvin, where he farmed for the family. He and his son, Bill, farmed together for more than 30 years.

Gale had served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of the Sterling Christian Church and had been attending the Community Bible Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Fountain County 4-H Board. He enjoyed following the Indiana Pacers and Purdue Boilermakers. His greatest passion was farming and being with his family. On May 29, 1959, Gale married Lois Ann Rice at the Mellott New Antioch Christian Church.

He leaves behind his wife, Lois of nearly 59 years of marriage; son Bill (Dianna) Ingalsbe, Veedersburg; daughter Christy (Ralph) Blankenship, Veedersburg; brother Marvin L. (Betty) Ingalsbe, Madison, Georgia; and sister Evelyn (John) Reynolds, Marshall; five grandchildren, Richard Krout, Jason (Sheena) Blankenship, Sean (Tiffany) Alexander and twins Brandon and Ashlynn Ingalsbe; six great grandchildren, Chloe Golia, Alan, Austin and Audrey Blankenship and Jacob and Braydon Krout.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Pastors Evan Sharbaugh, Gary Johnson and Brian Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Campbells Chapel Cemetery, Veedersburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Ralph D. Blankenship b.15Jul1954 Veedersburg, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT56-FQR

Relatives - Christina K. Blankenship, Clyde Blankenship, J. Blankenship, Virginia Delayne Blankenship.

 

2019, Veedersburg, Fountain Co., IN, Obituary

Commercial-News (Danville, IL) - March 15, 2019

Allen "Russ" R. Long, 78, of Veedersburg, IN, passed away at 4:50 pm, EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Lafayette, IN. He was born the son of Russell and Mamie (Wilkerson) Long on February 3, 1941, in Georgetown, IL.

Russ had worked for Dicks Auto Body Shop in Marshfield, IN, for 30-plus years. He loved to go fishing, camping and being outdoors. He enjoyed metal detecting and was known to love "chilling & grilling." Above all, He loved his family and cherished spending time with them, especially his grandkids.

Russ was married to Liz Rush in November of 1964.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeff; two brothers, Bill and Jim; and his sister, Rose.

He is survived by his daughter, Tami (Bruce Tolbert) Blankenship of Covington, IN; his son, Doug (LeAnn Bowling) Long of Veedersburg; his brothers, Don Long of Danville and Chuck Long of FL; his sisters, Ruthie (Don) Martin of Colorado and Edith Meithe of Georgetown; his grandchildren, Bryttney, Douglas, Lacy, Matthew, Meagan, Devin, Danel, Alan, Gage and Josh; his great-grandchildren, Mayson, Kayleigh, Maddox and Elijah.

As per his wishes, Russ will be accorded cremation rites and there will be no services at this time. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, 200 E. West St.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Gibson

 

2015, Princeton, Gibson Co., IN, Obituary

Princeton Daily Clarion (IN) Date: February 12, 2015

James "Jim" Michael Boner, 72, of Princeton, passed on to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. Jim was born December 10, 1942 in Princeton to Alfred James and Anita Merle (Tolliver) Boner who have both preceded him in death.

On July 28, 1962, in Patoka, Indiana he married his wife of 52 1/2 years, Laveda Pearl (Belcher) Boner, who survives of Princeton. Other survivors include; sons, Jimmy (Tracy Thorne) Boner II of Oakland City, and Matthew Edward Boner of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters, Lanita Beth (Jim) Morrow of Princeton, and Teresa Zoe (Albert Ford) of Indianapolis; and brother, Johnny (Patty) Boner of Sebring, Florida. Surviving also are his sisters, Sue (Jim Eaton) Whitehead of Owensville, Marsha (Brent) Barnes of Indianapolis, Marie Blankenship of Lexington, Kentucky and Arnita Hawkins of Lakes Wales, Florida. Survivors also include grandchildren; Kyle Morrow, Kendall Morrow, Olivia Morrow, Tiffany Jo Martin, Jennifer Martin, Justin Boner, Hunter Boner, Elaine (Adrian) Cooper, Erika Boner, Jaidelyn Boner and Zane Boner; great-grandchildren, Curtis Potts, Caidence Morrow, Jeffrey Michael Lee Marx, Eli Robbins, Kinsley Boner, Clintyn Boner, Keelan Hardiman, Jaedon Hardiman and Baby Girl Hardiman.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Zoella Boner Lofton.

Jim served in the National Guard for 6 years during the Vietnam era. He worked with Gibson County Co-op for many years and became friends with many of the farmers in the area. Some of the things that Jim enjoyed were being at the cabin, fishing, hunting and making friends. He always enjoyed "Wild Game Night" at Bethel and attended a few of the men's conferences but his greatest joy came from his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He dearly loved them all. Another of Jim's pleasures was cooking and eating out. He loved fish, beans potatoes and cornbread. Jim was also a history buff.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Bethel Memorial Church located at 1520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN 47670 with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Internment will take place in IOOF cemetery of Hazleton.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marie Blankenship b.17Apr1955 Lexington, KY: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJTV-HFQG

Relatives: Carla Terry Blankenship, Chasity M. Blankenship, David Blankenship, Jimmy O. Blankenship, Kelley L. Blankenship, Terrence E. Blankenship.

 

Grant

 

+2017, Gas City, Grant Co., IN, Obituary

Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN) - October 1, 2017

Edna Olive "Mother Vest" Vest, 92, Gas City, went to be with the Lord at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Marion Health and Rehab Center. Born in Marshall County, North Carolina, on July 17, 1925, Mother Vest was one of seven children born to the late Hezekiah and Attie Mae (Blankenship) Crain.

Mother Vest had a green thumb to say the least. She loved flowers and gardening, and she loved to grow vegetables for her family. Her family was her life, and she cared for their needs selflessly. Mother Vest liked singing, sewing, and collecting stamps. She had even kept in touch with long-time pen pals over the years. More than anything, though, Mother Vest cherished her family, and she will be remembered for her love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She also loved her church family at Water Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro, where she was a member for 37 years.

In 1941, Mother Vest married the love of her life, Claude Vest. They raised nine children, Wanda (Ron) Crisman, Michigan, Kenny (Phyllis) Vest, Somerset, Kathy (Melvin) Vest-King, Gas City, Karen (Jerry) Lilly, Kentucky, Kyle Vest, Gas City, Jerry (Sylvia) Vest, Fowlerton, and Laura (Mark) Vest-Chipman, Edinburgh. Additional survivors include 24 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey (Madge) Crain; and sons-in-law, Tom Brown and Donald Gillis.

Mother Vest and Claude shared 48 years together until he passed away in 1989. Also preceding her in death were two daughters, Linda Brown and Wilma Gillis; son, Larry Dale Vest; siblings, Estol, Zelda, Dicey, Emily, and Walter; and special sisters in Christ, Sarah Chipman and Helen Southwick.

Mother Vest's Celebration of Life service will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN, with Pastor Joe Shaver officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1930 Census, West Ivy, Madison Co., NC,

Crain, Kye 35, M, NC, Head,

Crain, Attie 35, F, NC, Wife,

Crain, Estol 13, M, NC, Son,

Crain, Zelda 11, F, NC, Dau,

Crain, Dicy 09, F, NC, Dau,

Crain, Emla 07, F, NC, Dau,

Crain, Edna 04, F, NC, Dau,

Crain, Harvey 02, M, NC, Son,

Crain, Hardie 00, M, NC, Son,

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3QM-467

 

2016, Marion, Grant Co., IN, Obituary

Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN) - October 4, 2016

Clayton "Casey" Bowling, 64, Marion, died in Marion General Hospital at 5:56 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. He was born in Van Lear, Kentucky, to the late Otis and Bethel Bowling.

On Sept. 30, 1988, Casey married Jane Bowling, and she survives. Over a 30-year span, Casey was a truck driver for Red Gold and Highway Dispatch. He was a member of the National Guard. Casey enjoyed watching the Colts and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and going to the James Dean car show. Casey was the kind of guy who was always ready to help people. He enjoyed sitting outside and doing yard work. Family was very important to him, and he loved his grandkids dearly and his dog, Zoey.

In addition to his parents, Casey was preceded in death by his brother, Walter "Wally" Althouse, and in-laws, Howard (Betty) Althouse.

Survivors include his children, Lisa (Kevin) Brown, Jonesboro, Brian (Stefanie) Rogers, Gas City, Angie Bowling, Wabash, and Chuck Bowling, Connecticut; 11 grandchildren; siblings, William (Wendy) Bowling, Bertha Henry, Brenda Blankenship , Lucille (Harlan) Webb, Alice (Tom) Hewlett, Ida Ann (Casey) Sparks, Evelyn (Greg) Hazelett, Terry (Janet) Bowling, and Jackie (Billy) Dollarhide; in-laws, Pam Althouse, Pam (Carl) Jones, Cathy (Tom) Dixon, and Bruce Althouse; several nieces and nephews; and pet dog, Zoey;

Services will be at the Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, with Pastor Bill Bowling officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Marion, Grant Co., IN, Obituary

Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN) - May 12, 2017

Hazel L. Woods, 91, of Marion passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marion, Indiana. She was born December 19, 1925, in Wayne County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Marvin and Clara (Rich) Holt.

Hazel worked at the Marion General Motors Plant, formerly Fisher Body for 12 years as a press operator. She was a member of the South Marion Church of Christ. Hazel was a mall walker at Five Points for several years, and she enjoyed making quilts and crocheting with her sisters

Hazel married Herman E. Woods on September 23, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 6, 2006. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Holt; and three sisters, Eva Smith, Iva Blankenship and Willodean White.

She is survived by sons, Dan Woods (Lisa) of Fairmount and Terry Woods of Marion; sister, Yvonne Price of Tennessee; grandchildren, Kelly Woods, Clint Woods (Allison), Tasha Helpenstine (Jamie Lee) and Jamie Woods; 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m Friday, May 12, 2017, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion. Burial will immediately follow funeral services in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, Indiana.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Greene

 

+2018, Jasonville, Greene Co., IN, Death

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/James-Leroy-Blankenship-106448266

James Leroy Blankenship, December 29, 1937 - September 23, 2018, Jasonville, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Jasonville, Greene Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.andersonpoindexter.com/notices/James-Blankenship

James Leroy Blankenship, 80, of Jasonville, Indiana, passed away with loved ones at his side, on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton, [Greene Co., IN]. He was born on December 29, 1937 at Somerset, Kentucky to Marshall and Martha (Petree) Blankenship.

Leroy married Juanita M. (Tarr) Payne in 1957. Leroy worked as a heavy equipment operator until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed hunting and fishing his entire life.

Leroy was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Juanita Payne and one son, Gary Blankenship.

Survivors include: three sons, Jerry (Jenny) Blankenship of Georgia, Thomas (Karen) Blankenship of Punta Gorda, FL and Jack Dillard of Jasonville; daughter, Dawn Clark of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Tommy Blankenship; two sisters, Ruby Gadberry and Marsha Todd, all of Somerset, KY.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with Pastor Dick Smith officiating.

 

Hamilton

 

+2016, Carmel, Hamilton Co., IN, Obituary

Current in Carmel (IN) - August 16, 2016

Donald Marc Sentir, 61, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis/Carmel, passed away on July 30 after a nearly year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 20, 1955, to Gerald D. Sentir and Majorie Sher, who preceded him in death, along with his brother Dale S. Sentir (d. 1954), whom he never met.

Don attended North Central High School, was a residential real estate appraiser and the owner of Sentir Appraisal Services. Don was a huge fan of IndyCar and attended more than 40 Indianapolis 500 races, including this year's 100th running.

He is survived by his lifelong friend and wife of 35 years, Jeryl Sentir; brother Bob

Sentir and family; brother-in-law Mike Blankenship and family; two children, Alena Sentir and Philip Sentir; son-in-law Jonathan Lance; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Cotton; two granddaughters, Johana Sentir and Della Lance; many cousins; and numerous friends.

A celebration of life party will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the White River Yacht Club.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Fishers, Hamilton Co., IN, Funeral

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 8, 2018

L. G. Blankenship, 73 [1945], of Fishers, IN passed away on February 5, 2018.

A Celebration of life will be Saturday, February 10, from 11:00 am -3:00 pm in Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Fishers, Hamilton Co., IN, Funeral

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=LG-Blankenship&lc=2530&pid=188091579&mid=7751877

L. G. Blankenship, 73, of Fishers, IN passed away on February 5, 2018. He was born on August 31, 1944 in Lafayette, TN. The son of the late Donnie and Gladys Blankenship.

L. G. was a pipefitter for 25 years with Naval Avionics, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Moose

Lodge # 17.

He is preceded in death by his Brothers Billie & Melvin. Grandchildren; Samantha, Jackie, Sarah, Zack, Lindsay

He is survived by his children; Julie (Danny) Duke. Christy (Doug) Donaldson, Larry Blankenship (Jennifer Wentworth), Siblings; Dorothy, Helous and Peggy.

and Ronnie and 4 Great Grandchildren.

A Celebration of life will be Saturday, February 10, from 11:00 am3:00 pm in Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary.

 

2016, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Noblesville, IN) - February 9, 2016

Kent Eugene Applegate, 60, Noblesville, died on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, while holding hands with his wife, Chris, of 25 years, after a brief encounter with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 11, 1955, to the late Joseph and Maxine (Kidwell) Applegate in Anderson.

Mr. Applegate graduated from Madison Heights High School in Anderson. He always had an interest in cars and got his first job as a mechanic when he was 16. He worked his way to become an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, opening his first shop in Noblesville in 1981, Holt Muffler. As business increased, additional services became available and Kent's Automotive was opened in Noblesville. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the NRA. He loved riding his Harley-Davidson and Hovercraft, and kept busy with his wife, Chris, doing projects, like gardening, around their home. He never lost his sense of humor, in spite of the cancer being sudden and aggressive. He appreciated all the prayers and support from numerous friends and family.

Survivors include: his wife; two daughters, Jessica (Steve) Hatfield of Alexandria and Miki Blankenship of Fort Pierce, Fla.; four grandchildren, Christian, Taylor, and Kenny Hatfield and Ryder Shoemaker; sisters, Terri (John) Johnson of Franklin and Laura (Rex) Richards of Elkhart; and his brother, Brian Scott Applegate of Anderson.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, with Pastor Doug Gast officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&CFID=fe1f2955-58d8-4755-a08a-7348d34dc014&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3720525&fh_id=13023

Elizabeth Deloris Sexton, age 66, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 14, 2016 at her daughters home in Fishers, [Hamilton Co., IN] after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born December 22, 1949 in Anderson, the daughter of Addis Arthur and Wanda (Taylor) Malone.

Deloris retired from Ambu Corporation (formerly King Systems) in Noblesville in September of 2015 after nearly 10 years of service in production. She was a devoted member of the Open Door Free Methodist Church in Noblesville. Following the death of her son, Anthony, Deloris became an avid supporter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She enjoyed reading and connecting with friends and family through social media - especially Facebook; and also took pride in caring for her houseplants. More than anything Deloris will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family.

Deloris family includes 2 daughters, Lisa (husband Scott) Manship of Elwood, and Laura (husband Alan) Artale of Fishers; son, Leland (fiance Meriah) Sexton of Elwood; 15 grandchildren, Aaron, Heather, Adrienne, Matthew, Christopher, Jacob, Alexander, Christopher, Zachary, Anthony, Austin, Nicholas, Conner, Caleb, and Victoria; 4 great-grandchildren, Avery, Asherr, Blayze, and Lilliana; 5 siblings, Barbara Blankenship of Anderson, Betty Schwartz of Anderson, Evelyn (husband Richard) Gregg of Anderson, Nina Foland of Anderson, and Bill (wife Ruth) Malone of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; son, Anthony L. Sexton in 2009; and 2 brothers, John and Wendell Malone.

A funeral service celebrating Deloris life will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor Jeff Gammon of the Open Door Free Methodist Church of Noblesville officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Elwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Noblesville, IN) - February 11, 2017

Robert D. Thompson, 81, of Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at his home. He was born on Feb. 22, 1935, to Kelly and Gladys (Blankenship) Thompson in Stonega, VA.

He served his country for 41 years in the Indiana National Guard, and worked for Wholesale/Hall Ro-Cap in Noblesville. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Moose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy May Thompson in 1998; three sisters; one brother; and two great-grandsons.

Survivors include his children, Garnette (Gary) McConnell, Deborah (Thomas) Sizemore, Diane (Steve) Kayse, Trooper (Andrea) Thompson, and Jennifer (Lee Roy) Hiner; siblings, Lucille Brooks, Doyle Thompson, Betty Godbey, Vernon Thompson, Connie Myers, and Patricia Myers; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with Rev. Mark Fidler officiating. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Sheridan, Hamilton Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Noblesville, IN) - February 12, 2016

Noie E. Birge, 77, Sheridan, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville [Hamilton Co., IN]. He was born on Feb. 21, 1938, to Earl and Dellar Birge in Somerset, Ky.

Mr. Birge had been a mechanic at Firestone for 30 years. He had worked for Roudebush Equipment in Westfield for 10 years, and was a member of Sheridan First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years, Jewell Birge; two daughters, Tamra (Gary) Southerland and Sandra (Curt) Edwards; step-son, Wayne (Debbie) Blankenship; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, with family and friends invited to pay their respects beginning at noon. Pastor Alan Schoeff will officiate. Burial will be in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hancock

 

+2015, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.mrgrayfh.com/notices/Delbert-Blankenship

Delbert Junior Blankenship, 77, of Greenfield, Indiana formerly Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born on May 29, 1938 in Mansfield, Ohio, a son of the late Jessie and Gladys Holbrook Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship was a retired printer for World Color Press Inc. He was a member of Moriah Apostolic Church in Indianapolis. Delbert enjoyed golf, baseball, fishing and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie Blankenship and Billy Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Stamper Blankenship, whom he married on September 13, 1975, one son, Troy (Erica) Blankenship of Orange, California, five daughters, Teresa Lawler and Teri Melchert both of North Carolina, Tracy Martinez of El Paso, Texas, Holly (Billy) Ratliff of Morehead and Jennifer (Cornelias) Harper of Greenfield, Indiana, one brother, Kenny Blankenship of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, one sister, Brenda Meyer of Vandalia, Illinois, eighteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 P.M. Sunday, November 1, 2015 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, Morehead with Rev. Richard Pearce, Brownie Stamper and Rev. Cornelias Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the McDaniel-Stamper Family Cemetery in Fleming County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.stillingerfamily.com/sitemaker/memsol.cgi?user_id=1763397

Stella M. Porter, age 84 of Greenfield, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice. She was born on January 4, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Isom and Mary Jane (Whittey) Blankenship.

Stella worked for Western Electric, and retired as a group leader after 14 years from RCA-Indy. She loved crafts, gardening, traveling and was an avid walker. Stella attended Park Chapel Christian Church, and Brandywine Community Church. She was very family oriented, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife.

Stella is survived by daughter, Gail (Danny) Bishop of Kokomo; Denise Humphrey of Greenfield; Andrea (Mike) Lynn. 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, James W. Porter, daughter, Linda S. Hinterlong, 3 brothers, 2 sisters.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 W Main St. Greenfield, IN 46140 with Pastor Matt Wickham officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Cemetery, Indianapolis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) - September 19, 2017

Frank G. Hurst, 60, passed away September 16, 2017. He was born on July 25, 1957 in Jellico, Tennessee as the son of Acey Hurst and Yvonne Cox.

Frank worked for Rolls-Royce for many years. He was a member of the UAW Local 933. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; children, Matthew Hurst and Emma Hurst; brother, Andy Hurst; and uncle, Charles Cox.

Frank is survived by his son, Nate (Katie) Hurst of Kennard; Nate's mother, Debbie Hurst; grandchildren, Evelyn and Lydia Hurst; aunt, Joyce Blankenship; and uncles, Joe Don Cox and Robert Cox.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2 pm at Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46229. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) - June 4, 2018

Bobbi Jean Reed, 56, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital. She was born on February 22, 1962, in Canton, Ohio, to the late Frank & Sophia (Blankenship) Hansen.

Bobbi married her husband, Michael Reed, on May 1, 2016. Most recently, Bobbi was working at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as a program director. Bobbi enjoyed painting, gambling at the casino, play games on her phone and spending the winter at her Florida home.

Bobbi is preceded in death by her parents mentioned above; and sister, Sue Ellen Arntz.

Left to cherish Bobbi's memory is her husband, Michael Reed; step-son, Michael (Brooke) Reed; step-daughter, Angela (Rob) Phillips; grandchildren, Alex, Mia, Justin; great-grandchildren, Arianna and Jayden; brothers Frank (Barb) Hansen, Tom (Cathy) Hansen; nieces and nephews; Elizabeth (Dorian) Ghelfi, Lisa (Chris) Mason, Christopher (Kristen) Hansen, Amy (Ryan) Hyatt, Tom FIrst, Rachel Price several great-nieces and nephews and aunt Marcella Blankenship .

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Harrison

 

+2015, Elizabeth, Harrison Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Courier-Journal on July 8, 2015

Marshall Alex Blankenship, 64, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at his home in Elizabeth, IN. He was born in Clark County, IN, on September 6, 1950 the son of Edgar and Etta Burden Blankenship.

He was a maintenance mechanic at Jeff Boat for 42 years and a member of Masonic Lodge # 32 in Corydon, IN.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Blankenship of Elizabeth, IN; six sons, Todd Blankenship of Crestwood, KY, Robbie Blankenship (Casey) of Clarksville, IN, Jason Blankenship of Elizabeth, IN, Tony Smith of Corydon, IN, Terry Smith (Rustie) and Steven Smith (Mary) both of Depauw, IN; one daughter, Stacey Smith of New Albany, IN; one sister, Janice Wilson of Palmyra, IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, IN. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth, IN. There will a Masonic service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Hendricks

 

2015, Brownsburg, Hendricks Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 22, 2015

Brenda S. Costello, 68, Brownsburg, passed away Jan. 21, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Costello.

Survivors include her children, Kay Kammeyer, Pamala Cook, Jeffrey A. Costello, and Melissa Richards; brothers, Wayne Hall and Don Hall; sisters, Janie Webber, Beulah Blankenship, and Jean Allen; grandchildren, Brandon, Matthew, Allison, Michael, Kurtis, Nathan, Amber, Casey, Jacob, Brittany, Kandis, Krystal, Jaki, and Jason; and great grandchildren, Kaydn, Grace, and Oliver. She will forever be in our thoughts.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 22 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral services there at 10 a.m. Fri. Jan. 23. Burial will be in St. Malachy West Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Danville, Hendricks Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Mary-L.-Blankenship-103707830

Mary L. Blankenship - March 23, 1939 - June 26, 2016 - Danville, Indiana She was married to James.

Services will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 29 2016 in Baker Funeral Home Danville with burial to follow in the Danville South Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

James C. Blankenship b.15Jun1938 - Danville, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTWC-868

Relatives - Mary L. Blankenship.

 

2017, Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 16, 2017

Phyllis May Lemaster, 79, of Plainfield, passed away on February 13, 2017. She was born April 1, 1937 in Bedford, IN to the late Chester and Cotton (Wilson) Kinser. She was the #1 Elvis fan.

Phyllis is survived by three daughters, Pam S. (Rick) Newlun, Tammie G. (Bob) Carter, and Tonya A. (Keven) Blankenship; a son, Larry D. (Krista) Lemaster; a sister, Rosie Pennington; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernie Kinser

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Stilesville, Hendricks Co., IN, Obituary

The News-Enterprise, (Elizabethtown, KY) Date: April 14, 2015

Kenneth E. "Buddy" Goodman, 62, of Stilesville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Indiana. Kenneth was born June 4, 1952, in Louisville to Kenneth H. Goodman and Carolyn M. Barnes Goodman.

He was a correctional officer for the Indiana Department of Corrections. Kenneth loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and would do anything to make people happy.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Janet Goodman; and a brother, Laymond Goodman.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Rader Brisbois Goodman; his parents, Kenneth H. and Carolyn Goodman; a daughter, Jennifer L. (Kyle)Blankenship ; a son, Kenneth M. (Angela) Goodman; two stepsons, James L. (Carolyn) Rader and Timothy D. Rader; three sisters, Diana (Richard) Kerr, Karen (Tim) Mowen and Kelly (Todd) Hatter; three brothers, Raymond (Becky) Goodman, Clive Alan (Teresa) Goodman and Roy Goodman; 12 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Dr. Laurice Rogers officiating. Burial follows in Smiths Chapel Cemetery in Eastview.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Henry

 

2018, Knightstown, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) - January 24, 2018

Robert Lowell Morris, 87, of Knightstown, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 following a lingering illness at Henry Community Health He was born October 26, 1930 in Hancock County to Herman and Emma (Brooks) Morris.

Bob was a resident of rural Knightstown where he spent most of his life He graduated from Knightstown High School in 1949 and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951-1954. Bob retired from Western Electric and ATT.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph (Helen) Morris; a sister: Patricia Ann Bell; grandparents: Cecil (Myrtle) Morris and grandfather: Frank Brooks; brothers-in-law: John House, Carlos Baugh, Charles Thompson and David West.

Survivors include three sisters: Cara West and Betty House-Baugh, both of New Castle and Maxine Thompson of Waverly, OH; nephews: Gary (Debi) Morris of New Castle, Bill (Cristi) House of Athens, GA, Bill Thompson of Waverly, OH, Bobby Joe West, Thomas West and David West, all of New Castle; nieces, Kay House-Clark of Elkhart, Mary Jean Altman of Waverly, OH, Lisa Ann Roush and Nancy Staker, both of Chillicothe, OH, Patty Blankenship and Linda Williams, both of New Castle and Carolyn Sue of NY; special families: Betty and Charles Holden of Knightstown, Shirley Lovins and family, Debbie Schrougham of Greenwood, Trevor "Bubby", Makiah, Tori Mae, Tanner, Trace, David Dean, Marie, Cade, Bryce, Gabriel and Kennedy.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by a contingency of the U.S. Marines, American Legion and VFW. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) Date: January 5, 2015

Leroy Edwin Clayborn, age 73, New Castle resident, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at The Waters of New Castle following an extended illness. He was born July 17, 1941 in New Castle, a son of Lloyd and Edith Louise Blankenship Clayborn.

Leroy was retired from the Clayborn Trucking Company and loved family activities, western movies and animals; especially his pet dog, "Stacy".

Left to cherish his loving memory include his mother, Edith Louise Blankenship Clayborn of New Castle; six children, Leroy Edwin Clayborn, Jr., Johnny Lee Clayborn, Lloyd Dexter Clayborn, Donna Zuniga Coats, Dixie Ann Guffey and Bobby Jo Clayborn. Two sisters, Shirley Sills, Debbie Ritchie and one brother Larry Clayborn and serveral nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Smiley Clayborn; his father, Lloyd Clayborn and daughter, Bonnie Clayborn Goodman.

The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pastor Brett Rains officiating. Burial will be at South Mound Cemetery at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) Date: January 19, 2015

Michael L. Morgan, 66, New Castle resident, passed away Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, [Delaware Co., IN] after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 26, 1948 in New Castle, a son of the late Donald Morgan and Beverly (Morgan) Dotson.

He was a graduate of Mt. Summit High School. He was married to Pam in 1974 and raised three children together. He was grandpa to six grandchildren. He devoted his life to family, mussel loading and taking care of their home. He served as a scout leader for both the boys as well as the girls. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly Dotson; three children Jamie Morgan (Lisa), Lori Maxwell (Christopher) and Allen Blankenship (Kim); six grandchildren Corey Morgan, Andrea Fields, twins Talan and Jade Maxwell, Chad Blankenship and Sara Blankenship; three siblings David Morgan (Dinah), Margaret Hobbs (Richard) and Joe Morgan (Lisa) and a sister-in law Gail Morgan. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Morgan, his father, Herbert Donald Morgan and his brother Daniel Morgan.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Macer-Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Tom McGilliard officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens in New Castle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) Date: April 6, 2015

Violet L. Pierce, 72, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 4, 2015 surrounded by her loving family in her home. She was born May 16, 1942 in Sewanee, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William and Bessie (Blankenship) Hargis.

Violet was a 1959 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She married the love of her life, Kendall Pierce, on June 14, 1960. Violet worked for Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation for many years before retiring in 2013. She enjoyed planting flowers and trees around her home, reading and travelling with her husband as they visited Europe and Hawaii. She was a great cook and an excellent pie baker.

Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband of over 54 years, Kendall Pierce; two sons, Eric (wife: Rebecca) Pierce and Bryan Pierce both of Muncie; two grandchildren, Anthony (wife: Jenifer) Pierce of Muncie and Kelli (husband: Doug) Shepherd of Noblesville; five great-grandchildren, Aidan, Cooper, Skyler, Alex and Rylie; a brother, Darrell (wife: Carolyn) Hargis; a sister-in-law, Nancy Hargis, of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Hargis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Summit Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) Date: September 8, 2015

Edith Louise Clayborn 90 of New Castle passed away September 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN] at St. Vincents Seaton Specialty Hospital. She was born October 12, 1924 in Rush County, Indiana one of six children to Isaac Elmer and Nellie May Johnson Blankenship.

She was a custodian/ mail driver for New Castle School Systems and retired in 1987, also a Foster Grandparent and a Quilt Maker and had made several quilts and bags for the Foster Grandparent Program.

Survivors include 2 daughters Debbie Richie of New Castle and Shirley Sills of Bluffton, Indiana. 1 son Larry Clayborn (wife Sandra) of New Castle. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Also nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Ginger.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Lloyd Clayborn, 1 son Leroy Edwin Clayborn, 2 son in laws Robert M. Sills and Todd W. Ritchie. 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Memorial service will be Thursday at 1pm at Marcum Community Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Daffron officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) - June 11, 2017

Joyce Ann Stone, 82, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Friday, June 9, 2017 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation. She was born December 2, 1934 in New Castle, Indiana, a daughter of the late Samuel T. and Mabel Irene (Hudson) Brown.

A life-long resident of New Castle, Joyce worked in the Kroger Bakery decorating cakes before retiring in 1996 following 30 years of employment. She was a very dedicated and active member of Grand Ave. Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling to the beach, reading and especially spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Elmer H. Stone and a sister, Judy Taylor.

Those left to cherish Joyce's memory include her four daughters, Vicki (husband: Bill) Dillow, Patricia (husband: Michael) Webb, Judy (husband: Terry) Blankenship and Angie (husband: Bruce) Flynn all of New Castle; a sister, Kletis (husband: Bret) Horton of New Castle, eight grandchildren, Christy Whittman, Bradley Coffey, John Dillow, Brandon Webb, Kelli Webb Mayne, Joshua Flynn, Saydi Flynn and Sky Frailey; and seven great-grandchildren, Ciarra Burton, Bryce Webb, Blake Webb, Madison McGregor, London McGregor, Lauren Dillow and Makayla Flynn and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Dugger officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) - May 27, 2018

Cara Rosella West, 82, of New Castle passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Henry Community Hospital. She was born July 2, 1935 in Shirley to the late Herman and Emma (Brooks) Morris.

She was employed by the New Castle State Hospital and Richmond State Hospital where she retired following 30 years of service. Cara loved her job at the State Hospital and her co-workers. Her children and grandchildren were her life and she enjoyed sitting on her front porch with her best friend Judy. Cara also enjoyed traveling and was an avid Blake Shelton fan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, David Harold West Sr.; sister, Pat Bell; brothers, Joe Morris and Bobby Morris; son-in-law, Chester Everetts and best friend Judy Riley.

She is survived by her children, Patty (Ray) Blankenship of New Castle, David (Vicki) West of New Castle, Carolyn Everetts of Chatham, NY, Linda (Randy) Williams of New Castle, Bobby (Rita) West of New Castle and Thomas (Shonda) West of New Castle; 14 grandchildren, Jessie McGillem, Joshua West, Jeffrey Blankenship, Callie (Chad) Baldwin, Justa West, Emily (Josh) Hedges, Kristi (Brett) Williams, Jennifer (Chet) Everetts, Matthew (Jessica) Everetts, Mallory Smith, Austin Smith, Mikayla West, Kassidy West and Joslynn West; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Thompson of Waverly, OH and Betty Baugh of New Castle; several nieces and nephews; best friend Shirley Lampe and many many other good friends.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Services with Rev. Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) - March 26, 2019

Ms. Ethel Marie Archey, 92, of New Castle passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 27, 1927 in New Castle to the late Martha (Boatright) Epperson.

Ms. Ethel was a graduate of New Castle High School and longtime member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she was in the choir, director of the youth choir and women's missionary group. She worked many years at the New Castle State Hospital as a Patient Attendant and actively volunteered with Westminster Community Center and the Head Start Program. Ms. Ethel was also the last living member of the Socialites. She was known in her neighborhood as a "mother" to all the neighbor children. She loved watching her grandchildren play sports and spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Coleman Archey Jr; sons, Kenny Archey and Donald Bruce "Buttons" Archey; grandchild, Cara Myers; sisters, Evelyn Boatright and Marilyn Jamerson and a son in law, Larry Baker.

She is survived by her children, Janis (Mike) Smith, Wanda Sue Baker, Denny (Julie) Archey, Lisa Archey, Cathy (James) Morgan and Briana Archey; grandchildren, Stephanie (Don) Cox, Janell Smith, Heather Smith, Tisha Baker, Kim Baker, Todd (Christy) Baker, Kelly (Stacey) Archey, Darnell (Amanda) Archey, Tara Archey, Angel Johnson, Malivai Morgan, Amira Morgan, Ryan Blankenship, Jaden Archey and Trenton Archey; 13 great grandchildren; brother, James Jamerson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be 12:00 pm, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1801 Shopp Ave, New Castle. Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery. Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, New Castle, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier Times, New Castle IN, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mildred Beatrice (Blankenship) Hoelscher, 83, of New Castle passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, April 16, 2019 surrounded by loving family. She was born October 1, 1935 in West Point, MS to the late Homer and Virginia Blankenship.

Millie was deeply devoted to her faith, family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all. She was a wonderful mother and hard worker as she ran her own business, H & H Sealants in New Castle for nearly 30 years. Millie enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and especially loved being with her family.

Preceding her in death is her beloved brother, John Blankenship and beloved sister, Doris Ferchaud. Also preceding her in death is her loving husband, Robert E. Hoelscher, and life partner Frank J. "Buster" Hayes.

She is survived by sister, Elaine Dusenberry, and brother, Wayne (Sue) Blankenship both of Mississippi; 4 daughters, Sharon (Keith) Martin of New Castle, Rebecca (George) Lockwood of Dayton, OH, Carla (Chad) Cress of Florida, Robin (Jerry) Coffield of Ohio; 2 sons Robert (Shawn) Hoelscher of New Castle and Matt (Cindy) Hoelscher of Hamilton, OH. Fondly known as Grandma Honey Bee to 13 grandchildren, Lori, Wesley, Kristy, Cameron, Courtney, Jeremy, Jesse, Jenna, Steven, Tyler, Allyson, Lucas, Joe; 17 great grandchildren, Carter, Isabelle, Jaxson, Addison, Camden, Kendal, Milana, Summer, Madison, Abel, Ian, Jackson, Ellie, Zoey, Carter, Moises, Melinda.

Services will be at 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, 3406 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN with Pastor Tyler Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Spiceland, Henry Co., IN, Obituary

The Courier-Times, (New Castle, IN) - July 16, 2017

Paul V. Thompson, 85, of Spiceland passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. He was born August 16, 1931 in Shirley, IN to the late Edgar and Hazel (Kitchen) Thompson.

Paul was a veteran of the US. Air Force serving in the intelligence dept. during the Korean War. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1995 after 30 years of service. Throughout his life he worked on farm equipment. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, working on projects in his barn and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Paul was a member of Spiceland United Methodist Church and the American Legion in New Castle.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Helen Thompson, son, David Thompson and brother, Robert Thompson.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Steve) Steele of Spiceland; three grandchildren, Michael (Sherry) Steele, Mandy Steele, Chelsea (Chad) Blankenship, all of Spiceland; step-grandchildren, Jessie Davis of Indianapolis, Shelby Davis of Spiceland; great-grandchildren, Kaleigh Burkman, Ella and Abby Blankenship , all of Spiceland; brother, Ronald (Joyce) Thompson of New Castle; sisters, Jean Norris of Lake Wales, FL, Marilyn "Joan" Horak of New Castle, Janet (Mark) Holland of Versailles, IN, Phyllis (Mike) New of California; brother-in-law, Clarence (Judy) Smith of Lees Summit, MO; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Carol Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in Brick Cemetery, Hagerstown, IN. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion, VFW and a contingency of the U.S. Air Force.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Howard

 

2018, Greentown, Howard Co., IN, Obituary

Kokomo Tribune (IN) - January 27, 2018

Brenda Sue (Frazier) Ellis, 62, Greentown, passed away at 9:22 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1955, in Hayti, Missouri, to Lester A. and Sue (Rainey) Frazier.

She married Gregory Ellis Jan. 19, 1993. She enjoyed listening to country music, loved being around her family and her dog, Gigi. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles that she loved dearly.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Gregory D. Ellis; children, Wendy (Chris) Blankenship, Paragould, Arkansas, Mike Tucker, Paragould, Arkansas, and Natalie Ellis, Greentown; grandchildren, Paul (Jessica) Tucker, Katelyn Tucker, and Gage Blankenship; two great-grandchildren, Everett and Luna Tucker; brothers, Randel (Kim) Frazier, Byron (Sue) Frazier, Mike (Pam) Frazier and Larry (Cara) Frazier; and sister, Lynn "Pocket" (Jimmy) Burton.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 1st, at 6 p.m. at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Kokomo, Howard Co., IN, Obituary

Kokomo Tribune (IN) - October 10, 2015

Victor Charles Hasler, formerly of Kokomo, died peacefully early Saturday morning, Sept. 26, 2015, in Austin, [Travis Co.,] Texas. Vic was surrounded by his wife, Betty, and their children. Vic was born in London, England (Tottenham), on Dec. 26, 1929, to James and Ethel Hasler.

He and Betty were married Feb. 4, 1956, in London and soon thereafter moved to the Detroit, Michigan, area, where Vic worked as a tool-and-die maker. They eventually made their way to Kokomo, where Vic worked as a tool and die maker and model maker at Chrysler Transmission and Delco Electronics, as well as several small tool-and-die shops in the Kokomo area.

Vic and Betty raised three children in Kokomo, all of whom graduated from Northwestern High School and went on to obtain college degrees, a source of great pride to Vic. Mike and his wife Nancy ( Blankenship ) have two adult children (Adam and Whitney) and live in Austin, Texas, where he is a professor at the University of Texas. Dean and his wife Pat (Sagarsee) have two daughters (Megan and Erin) and live in Memphis, Tennessee, where he works as an engineer at Electrolux. Karen and her two daughters (Kiersten and Katie) live near St. Louis, Missouri, where she works for Navigant Consulting.

Vic was known as an avid, even rabid, bicyclist. People who lived west of Kokomo during the 1970s and 1980s would often see Vic riding along Indiana 22 as he rode into work at Delco every day, even in the cold of winter. He rode as a competitive cyclist until he was 80 years old, and at one time he was first for his age group in Florida. Vic was gregarious and talkative and had a knack for telling stories, usually about cycling. He was fond of saying that he had lived the American dream as an immigrant who was able to retire from a successful skilled-trades job and see all three of his children earn college degrees. He and Betty retired to Florida near Tampa in 1992 and had lived in Austin, Texas, for the past five years.

There will be a private, family memorial service in several months to celebrate Vic's life.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Kokomo, Howard Co., IN, Obituary

Kokomo Tribune (IN) - November 27, 2015

Ashleigh M. Irwin, 27, Kokomo, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. She was born July 6, 1988, in Kokomo. She was the daughter of Donald and Tammy J. (Fitchpatrick) Irwin.

Ashleigh was raised by her mother, Tammy Irwin, and step father, Bruce Becraft. Ashleigh had been a sales clerk at Subway and McDonald's and most recently just started at Five Below. She loved animals, her family, her friends, and especially her rescue dog, Baby Girl.

Ashleigh is survived by her mother, Tammy Irwin (Bruce Becraft), Kokomo; grandmother, Gloria Tucker, Kokomo; daughter, Ozzlend Blankenship , Kokomo; siblings, Bryan Fitchpatrick, Kokomo, Kimber Irwin, Kokomo, Donald Irwin, Kokomo, Kara Register, Kokomo, James (Christine) Register, Winamac, Zach (Daniele) Register, Kokomo, Bruce Register, Kokomo, Chelsi Irwin and Marie Irwin, both of Tennessee; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Ashleigh was preceded in death by her father, Donald Irwin; grandparents, Kyle Smith, Mary Irwin; and her great-grandparents.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Roland Tyler officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Huntington

 

2019, Huntington, Huntington Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter, (Lebanon, IN) - September 24, 2019

Joy A. Cline, 87, of Huntington passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by many who loved her. Joy was born on October 26, 1931 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Lossie and Pauline (Bibler) Springer.

She was a 1949 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She married Robert "Bob" Cline on November 19, 1961 and together they raised their children. Bob abd Joy loved traveling with their Honda Goldwing Club.

In addition to her parents, Joy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bob, infant daughters, Lisan, Laran and Lynan, step daughter Bobbi Jo Jackson, and brothers-in-law George (Dotty) Cline of Whitestown and Ron (Penny) Cline of Lebanon, sisters-in-law Margaret (Cecil) Blankenship of Lebanon and Shirley Cline of Whitestown, a dear friend Rosie Koontz, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will have a private gathering at a later date to celebrate Joy's life.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jackson

 

2018, Brownstown, Jackson Co., IN, Obituary

The Tribune, (Seymour, IN) - June 21, 2018

Ms. Judy K. Wright, 69, of Brownstown, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She was born April 8, 1949, in Seymour, to the late William and Dorothy (Taskey) Wright.

Wright was a 1967 graduate of Seymour High School. She was an alumnus of Indiana University, graduating in 1982 with a degree in Political Science. She served as Executive Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Terre Haute. Following that, she served as Executive Director of Camp O'Bannon near Columbus, Ohio. Most of her career was devoted to children's services. For 10 years, she was active in Rural Youth, serving as state vice president in 1972-73. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Seymour.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sue Nelson.

Survivors include best friends Dr. Mary Hums, Louisville, Ky., and Ms. Martha Winslow, Columbus; a niece, Amy (Shawn) Blankenship; a nephew, Michael (Kathy) Nelson and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be at 1pm Saturday at Voss Funeral Service, Seymour, with Rev. Sandy Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Crothersville, Jackson Co., IN, Obituary

The Tribune, (Seymour, IN) - February 3, 2019

Della Mae Atha Hollin, 88, of Crothersville, Indiana, passed away 10:11 a.m. on Friday, on February 1, 2019 at Seymour Crossing in Seymour, [Jackson Co.,] Indiana. Born March 28, 1930 in Bruceville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Jessie Howard Lynch and Emma (Eads) Lynch, who are both deceased.

Della was a homemaker, of the Pentecostal faith, a member of Crothersville Senior Citizens, enjoyed working word search & puzzles, flowers, birds, being outdoors and loved her kids and grandkids, which she was extremely proud of.

Della was the widow of Floyd Ray Atha they were married on August 31, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 4, 1970 and then she married Granville Hollin on April 1, 1974 who passed away on August 31, 2007. She was also preceded in death by 6 siblings, Jessie Lynch Jr., Florence Lynch, Leona Lynch, Inez Lynch, and twins, Joseph and Josephine Lynch, 1 son, Robbie Gene Atha, 3 daughters, Marilyn Joe Atha, Cheryl L. Atha, and Virginia Mae Blankenship, 1 grandson, Sean Patrick Welty, and 1 great-great grandson, Bentley Rothrock.

Survivors include her children, James R. Atha of Scottsburg, Indiana, Floyd E. "Butch" (Bonnie) Atha of Scottsburg, Indiana, David L. (Bonnie) Atha of North Vernon, Indiana, Stephen W. Atha of Reddington, Indiana, Richard M. (Rhonda) Atha of Seymour, Indiana, Carolyn A. Atha (Tim) Blair of Franklin, Indiana, Pamela L Atha (Rick) Skinner of Camby, Indiana, Terry A. Atha of Winter Haven, Florida, Jeffery D. (Lisa) Atha of Scottsburg, Indiana, and Melody E. Atha of Scottsburg, Indiana, step children, Rose Taylor, Cathy Gardner, Debbie Ely, Alvona Harris, Gloria Ann Hollin, Ronnie Hollin, Rosalee Hollin, and Granville Paul Hollin, 26 grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11 am, at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jasper

 

2015, Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Times on Aug. 22, 2015

Brian R. Hughes, 45, of Wheatfield lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, August 20, 2015, surrounded by loving family members. He was born August 13, 1970 in Valparaiso to Ernest and Maria (Minarik) Hughes, graduated from South Central High School and served with the U.S. Air Force.

Brian worked as a driver with Whitcomb Trucking for the past five years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with the cows and pigs on the farm. His presence will be greatly missed.

Survived by Christy Hughes and daughters, Brittany Blankenship and Virginia Wallace; grandchildren, Connor and Alexis Blankenship; his mother, Maria Hughes; his brothers: Robert Hughes, Chuck Hughes, Dan Hughes; and sisters: Anne Taylor, Maria Hughes, Janice Hughes and Alice Good.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Hughes; grandparents: Robert and Bozena Minarik, Cyrus and Alice Hughes; and nephew, Brandon Hughes.

Funeral service will be Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at the Wanatah Funeral Chapel, 309 N. Main St., Wanatah, with burial following at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Jefferson

 

+2019, Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN, Death

Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 25, 2019

Mr. Justin Alan Blankenship, 30, 22-Mar, Hanover

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.morgan-nay.com/m/?p=memorial&id=2166829

Mr. Justin Alan Blankenship, age 30, of Hanover, Indiana entered this life on December 4, 1988 in Bowling Green, KY. He was the loving son of Jeffrey Alan Blankenship and Heather Lee Bennett Dunn, both of whom survive. He died on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7:55 pm, in a motorcycle accident on Lanier Drive in Madison, [Jefferson Co.,] IN.

Justin lived in Carrollton since the age of nine and graduated high school from Carroll County in 2007, where he excelled in all sports. He was a KY All State Football and Baseball Star. He went on to play college baseball for Campbellsville University and Eastern KY University. Justin had served two and a half years in the United States Marine Corps and had attained the rate of Lance Corporal working in special intelligence. He was trained to be a welder and served in this capacity all of his working career. Justin had worked as a welder fabricator for Stone's in Carrollton as a contractor for North American Stainless. He currently was employed with 3-D Metal Works a contractor for NUCOR Stainless in Ghent, KY. He had resided the past year in Hanover, IN and was attending Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, IN. Justin loved tinkering and working on cars, he was very mechanical and stayed busy helping others. He loved his sons and enjoyed his time with them. Justin loved playing golf, baseball, football, riding motorcycles and being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Bennett, his paternal great grandparents, Eugene and Hazel Calico, and his uncle, David Kyle Blankenship.

Justin will be missed by his loving sons, John Alan Blankenship of Hanover, IN, Jacob Lee Blankenship of Louisville, KY; his loving father and step mother, Jeffrey Alan Blankenship and his wife, Tina of Carrollton, KY; his loving mother, Heather Lee Bennett Dunn of Columbus, OH; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Sue Blankenship of Nicholasville, KY; his maternal grandmother, Wanda Bennett of Madison, IN; his step grandparents, Carl and Gloria Rippey of Madison, IN; his loving brother, Richard Blankenship of Carrollton, KY; his loving sister, Amber Blankenship of Carrollton, KY; his step brothers, Brett Rippey of Cincinnati, OH, Mikel Rippey of Florence, KY; his step sister, Christen Newby of Florence, KY; his nephew, Lucas Kyle Blankenship of Carrollton, KY; his aunts and uncles, Lindsy and James Lee of Madison, IN, Jessie and Tim Parks of Nicholasville, KY; Angela Schafer of Modesto, CA; numerous cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Jerry Ison at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, IN. Interment will follow in the Saint Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hunter's Bottom in Carroll County, KY.

 

Jack B. Blankenship b.11Jul1944 - Nicholasville, KY: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KPPV-Z8J

Relatives - Barbara S. Blankenship, Jeffery A. Blankenship, Jessie R. Blankenship.

 

+2019, Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN, Obituary

The Madison Courier, (IN) - March 25, 2019

Justin Alan Blankenship, 30, of Hanover died Friday, March 22, 2019, in a motorcycle accident on Lanier Drive in Madison, [Jefferson Co., IN]. He was born Dec. 4, 1988, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Jeffrey Alan Blankenship and Heather Lee Bennett Dunn.

He lived in Carrollton from the age of 9 and graduated from Carroll County High School in 2007, where he excelled in all sports. He was a Kentucky All-State football and baseball star. He went on to play college baseball for Campbellsville University and Eastern Kentucky University. He had served two-and-a-half years in the U.S. Marine Corps and had attained the rank of Lance Corporal working in special intelligence. He was trained to be a welder and served in this capacity all of his working career. He had worked as a welder fabricator for Stone's in Carrollton and as a contractor for North American Stainless. He currently was working with 3-D Metal Works, a contractor for NUCOR Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky. He had lived the past year in Hanover and was attending Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. He loved tinkering and working on cars. He was very mechanical and stayed busy helping others. He loved his sons and enjoyed his time with them. He loved playing golf, baseball, football, riding motorcycles and being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Richard Bennett.

He is survived by two sons, John Alan Blankenship of Hanover and Jacob Lee Blankenship of Louisville; his father and stepmother, Jeffrey Alan Blankenship and Tina of Carrollton; his mother, Heather Lee Bennett Dunn of Columbus, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Sue Blankenship of Nicholasville, Kentucky; his maternal grandmother, Wanda Bennett of Madison; his step-grandparents, Carl and Gloria Rippey of Madison; one brother, Richard Blankenship of Carrollton; one sister, Amber Blankenship of Carrollton; two stepbrothers, Brett Rippey of Cincinnati and Mikel Rippey of Florence, Kentucky; one stepsister, Christen Newby of Florence; and several other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 11 am, Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Burial will follow in Saint Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hunter's Bottom in Carroll County, Kentucky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Kent, Jefferson Co., IN, Obituary

The Madison Courier, (IN) - December 24, 2016

Sheridan R. Baker, 74, of Kent, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1942, in Lothair, KY, to Sheridan and Edna Mae Blankenship Baker.

He was raised in Hamilton, Ohio and was a 1960 graduate of Garfield High School. He attended the University of Findlay for three years. He served in the Army from 1963 to 1969 and also served in the Army Reserves. He worked early in life for the Mosler Safe Company in Hamilton, Ohio. He moved to Jefferson County in 1966 and worked at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation retiring as a supervisor after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Kent Christian Church, where he was an elder emeritus. He was also a member of the Kyanna Birds Camping Club. He enjoyed camping, fishing and being with his grandchildren. He was a fan of the University of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died March 31, 1976; and his mother, who died July 3, 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra S. Banker Baker, whom he married Dec. 4, 1965; one daughter, Vicki Charlene Capps of Peru, Ind.; one son, Gary Lee Baker of West Lebanon; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kent Christian Church. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted graveside.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1940 Census, District 2, Leslie Co., KY,

Baker, Sheridan 25, M, KY, Head,

Baker, Ednamae 19, F, KY, Wife,

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7TT-KC7

 

Jennings

 

2016, North Vernon, Jennings Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Tribune from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2016

Pamela E. Taylor, 62, of North Vernon, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, [Bartholomew Co., IN].

Survivors include her father, Floyd Varner Sr. of Wallace, North Carolina; step mother, Claudette Varner of Wallace, North Carolina; two sons, Brian (Heather) Sury and Matthew (Adrienne Mangus) Sury, all of Conneaut, Ohio; four brothers, Paul Varner of Toledo, Ohio, Terry Varner of Willowick, Ohio, John Varner of Roaming Shores, Ohio, and James Varner of Albany, Georgia; six sisters, Jane Blankenship of Middlefield, Ohio, Judy Wiggins of Burton, Ohio, Eva Jaite of Chardon, Ohio, Neva Sargent of Chesterland, Ohio, Janet Keener of Hamden Township, Ohio, and Joannie Stokes of Warren, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Clever Varner.

No services are planned at this time.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Johnson

 

2018, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Journal (Franklin, IN) - August 3, 2018

Sharon L. (Haymaker) Meek 75 of Franklin, IN, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at her residence. She was born April 21, 1943 in Franklin, IN, to Donell and Velvia Pauline (Smith) Haymaker.

She had been an underwriter for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis and later worked for the Daily Journal.

She married William Harold Meek on August 26, 1961 at Bluff Creek Christian Church in Greenwood, IN, he preceded her in death on October 13, 2011.

She was preceded in death by brothers Johnny Haymaker, Bob Haymaker, Gordon Haymaker, and a sister Janet Baker.

Survivors include her three children Tina M. Meek (Lewis Mitchell) of Whiteland, IN., Trenda D. Meek (John Hutchison) of Franklin, IN., and Trace D. Meek (Shawnda K.) of Monrovia, IN., four grandchildren Ashley Swenson (Charles), Kevin England (Robyn), Cody Baker, and Chase Meek, a step grandson Stephen Allen Blankenship, and great grandchildren Shelby England and step grandson Tyler Jones, and three step great grandchildren Julian, Harmony, and Edward.

A celebration of life will be conducted August 11, 2018 from 2-5 P.M. and the place of the gathering can be obtained by calling the Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center at 317-738-0202.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Journal (Franklin, IN) - August 26, 2018

Norma (Blankenship) DeVore, 92, passed away surrounded by her loving family at The Christina Place in Franklin on August 24. She was born in Franklin on September 7, 1925 to William Byron and Laura Elsie (Crafton) Blankenship.

Norma graduated from Franklin High School in 1943. She was a homemaker for many years. She retired from the Johnson County Auditor's Office in 1987. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Amity Baptist Church, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Norma married Leon C. DeVore on December 2, 1945. They celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage when he preceded her in passing on June 20, 2005. Norma is also preceded in passing by; her parents, William and Elsie; and siblings, Robert Blankenship, Pauline Thompson, Norman Blankenship, Johnny Blankenship, Joyce Wirey, Jeannine Seybold, and Billy Blankenship.

Norma is survived by her children, Judith Anne (Jack) Rossman of Indianapolis, William Douglas (Mary) DeVore of Anchorage, Alaska, and John Robert (Toni) DeVore of Franklin. Other survivors include 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Chaplain Wayne Grumbling will conduct a celebration of Norma's life on Tuesday, August 28, at 1:00 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton Street (U.S. 31) in Franklin. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, Funeral

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on June 9, 2016

Albert Edward Blankenship, 92 [1924], of Greenwood, passed away June 6, 2016.

Funeral services 3:30 p.m. June 12, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home - 1977 S State Road 135. Burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, Funeral

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1334829/Blankenship-Albert.php

Albert Edward Blankenship, 92, of Greenwood, died June 6, 2016, at Greenwood Village South Pavilion. Albert was born January 25, 1924 in Whitleyville, Tennessee, the son of Henry Martin and Alta Florence Clark Blankenship.

After 33 years, he retired in 1992 from Chevrolet (General Motors) as a press metal worker. Albert was a member of Southport Church of Christ and the United Auto Workers. He enjoyed traveling and gardening, especially growing trees. Albert was the go-to-person if you needed help with a project.

Albert is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Van de Klashorst Blankenship of Greenwood; daughter, Kathie Allen of Greenwood; sisters, Velma L. Drake of Fishers, Eva Nell Wagner and Jo Helen Wood, both of Greenwood; grandchildren, Cicily Allen of Greenwood, Marci (Chad) Kellar of Indianapolis and Aimee (Tim) Garner of Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Madeline Kellar and Luke Allen Garner.

In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Mark Allen; sister, Tennie Blankenship and brothers, Sidney, Jonah and Carl Blankenship.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1977 South State Road 135, Greenwood, where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

 

2017, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Journal (Franklin, IN) - October 23, 2017

Robert E Poole, 85, of Greenwood passed away on October 19, 2017.

Robert is survived by his children, Stephanie (Terry) Davidson, Kenneth (Donna) Poole, Robert (Nancy) Poole, Alice (Kyle) Berner and Linda (Bill) Blankenship; brother, William (Bucky) Poole; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.jessenfuneralhome.com/notices/JoHelen-Wood

Jo Helen Wood, 86, of Greenwood, Indiana entered into eternal rest on December 11th, 2019 at Bickford of Greenwood. She was born on November 27th, 1933 in Portland, Tennessee to the late Henry Blankenship and Aulta (Clark) Blankenship.

Jo Helen was a 1952 graduate of Decatur Central High School. On November 30, 1952 she married the love of her life Joe Wood. They were married for 38 years. Jo Helen was a very dedicated wife and mother. She loved spending quality time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Some of her hobbies included watching soap operas and cop shows. She also liked working word search books and sewing. She was a member of the Southport Church of Christ for many years.

Jo Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe Wood; her brothers, Sidney Blankenship, Jonah Blankenship, Albert Blankenship, Carl Blankenship; and her sister Tennie Blankenship.

Survivors include her children, Sharon (Bob) Mason of Indianapolis, Karen (Dale) McMillin of Greenwood, Kathy Brittain of Indianapolis, David (Tammy) Wood of Joplin, Missouri, Charles (Hannah) Wood of Indianapolis; sisters, Velma Drake of Carmel, Indiana, Eva Wagner of Greenwood; Grandchildren, Ryan Mason, Aaron Mason, Stacey Frye, Marty McMillin, Shad Brittain, Brandy Barnes, Kathrine Meyers, Justin Wood, Shane Wood, Jordan Wood; and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral will be held at 10:00 am, on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the Jessen Funeral Home - Whiteland Chapel. Burial to follow funeral service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Monday, December 16, 2019.

 

Kosciusko

 

+2019, Beaver Dam Lake, Kosciusko Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) - October 25, 2019

Otis L. Busby, Jr., known to many as "Buddy," passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:25 am, in Warsaw's Kosciusko Community Hospital, [Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN]. He was 80 years old and a resident of Beaver Dam Lake. Born on June 19, 1939, Buddy was the son of Otis Busby, Sr. and Evelyn (Blankenship) Busby. He was born in Richmond and was one of five Busby children.

He was a graduate of Fountain City High School and later went on to earn a bachelor's and master's degree from Ball State University. Professionally, Buddy was an educator, teaching social studies, physical education and health in his tenure. He was also a decorated coach who coached swimming, football, track and basketball. As a football coach he led the Greenfield-Central Cougars to a state championship. His ability to instill team spirit and to teach the value of hard work earned him an induction to the Greenfield Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Buddy was previously active in the Milton Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star where he was a past Worthy Patron. He was previously an active member of the Rochester Elks Lodge. He was a caring father, a consummate coach and he loved time spent at Beaver Dam Lake with his family. He was also an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.

His parents and two brothers, Gary and David Busby preceded him in passing.

On Jun 8, 1963, Otis "Buddy" Busby was united in marriage to Barbara Lynn Ingerman she survives at home. Also surviving are three children: daughter, Lynn (Chris) Busby of Indianapolis, son, Sean Busby of Claypool and daughter, Heather (Chris) Busby of Charlotte, North Carolina; three grandsons: Gage, Cain, and Luke; granddaughter, Rian; brother, Doug (Joyce) Busby of Tennessee and sister, Nan Busby of Evansville.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Busby will be held at Greenfield Central High School Cafeteria at 810 N. Broadway, Greenfield, Indiana on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Titus Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Syracuse, Kosciusko Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) Date: January 27, 2015

Syracuse Ralph Caudill, 71, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at home. He was born March 26, 1943, in Melvin, Ky., to the late Alvin and Pearlie (Slone) Caudill.

He married Beatrice K. "Kay" Morse on Dec. 17, 1966, in Elkhart.

Surviving are his wife, Kay Caudill; children Misty Conrad of Syracuse and Donald R. (Norma) Caudill of North Webster; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings Melvie Newman of Arkansas, Mavis Mounts and Bonnie Blankenship , both of Columbus, Ohio, Claudette Edwards, Elmer "Ray" (Barb) Caudill and Donald (Peggy) Caudill, all of Elkhart, and Joseph (Jackie) Caudill of Melvin.

He was predeceased by a son, Travis Caudill, and siblings Helen Johnson, Jewel Agnes Caudill and Wilma Jane Caudill and Ronald James Caudill.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Owen Family Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Caudill officiating. Private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Syracuse, Kosciusko Co., IN, Obituary

The Elkhart Truth, (IN) - February 1, 2017

Gary D. Kirkwood, 65, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26. He was born Dec. 31, 1951, to Millard Stephen and Maidee Walton (Pettus) Kirkwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Frances Flynn and brother Jimmy Kirkwood.

He is survived by his companion, Connie Akers; son Gary Steven Kirkwood; daughter Rebecca (James) Coplin; stepdaughters Tara (Denny) Blosser, Tammy (Jeff) Yohe and Tasha (Chris Sabin) Blankenship ; stepson Travis (Kaelin) Clark; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Shirley Clark; and brothers Richard and Terry Kirkwood.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County. Memorial services will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.earllovefuneralhome.com/obituary/Terry-Craig-Hyde

Terry Lynn Craig-Hyde, age 49, 3762 W. Old Road 30, Lot #618, Warsaw, Indiana, died on September 15, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana at 10:38 p.m. She was born on December 31, 1965 in Dover, Ohio to Herbert M. and Emma J (Perkins) Blankenship.

Terry attended Carrolton High School in Ohio where she lived for the first part of her life. She lived in Akron for several years and has lived in Warsaw for the past five years. She married John E. Craig, Sr. who passed away and then had a companion, Christian Baga for 22 years to whom she was later departed. She recently married David L. Hyde on August 23, 2014 in Warsaw, Indiana. She worked at RR Donnelley in Warsaw, Indiana as a material handler for 16 years.

Preceding Terry in death is her father: Herbert Blankenship, sister: Tammy Blankenship and first husband: John E. Craig, Sr.

Surviving Terry is her husband: David L. Hyde of Warsaw; (3) sons: John E. Craig, Jr. (spouse Amy) Craig of Akron, Christopher G. Baga (girlfriend Courtney) of Akron, Shawn M. Baga (girlfriend Autumn) of Warsaw; (2) brothers: Herb and Matt Blankenship, both from Ohio; (2) sisters; Mary R. Blandenship of Mentone and Nancy S. (spouse Tony) Aaryo of Akron; mother: Emma J. Blankenship of Kilgore, Ohio; (9) grandchildren

Funeral Services will be at 4:00 Sunday, September 20, the Earl-Love Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Jeff Sumner of Olive Branch Church of God.

 

LaGrange

 

2017, LaGrange, LaGrange Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on Mar. 15, 2017

Jeanette (Calhoun) Kassee, age 69, of LaGrange, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born on September 25, 1947, in Hindman, Kentucky to the late Joseph and Naomi (Campbell) Calhoun.

She was a very quiet-natured person. She loved going to church. Even during her last few weeks she went to church even though she was wheelchair bound. She loved being with her kids and grandkids. She was also one of the the biggest fans of the Kentucky Wildcats. She had a few special canine companions in her life, Pistol and Chase. They were her protectors. She was loved by all her family and will be missed.

She married Burchel Patrick on November 11, 1967. He preceded her in death in 1986. She married Henry Lee Kassee on March 21, 1987. He preceded her in death in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; stepson Paul Kassee; three brothers, Earl Shepherd, Ergle Calhoun and Carl Calhoun; two sisters, Violet Blankenship and Janice Calhoun; and two grandchildren, Ashley Lothamer and Addisyn Brooke Conley.

Survivors include three sons, Scott Patrick of Marion, Kelly Patrick of LaGrange and Terry Patrick of LaGrange; three daughters, Angie and Mike Schadel of Kendallville, Lisa and Kevin Kistler of Peru, Indiana, and Rachel and Matt Pearson of Angola; two stepsons, Leon and Sheila Kassee of Tennessee and David and Tina Patrick of Wolcottville; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louvena and Stewart Mitchell of Kendallville and Barbara and Pastor Carl Ritchie of Kendallville; and a sister-in-law, Rinda Calhoun of Howe

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 17, 2016, at Community Baptist Church near Wolcottville and South Milford, from 4-8 p.m.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2016, at Community Baptist Church at 12 noon. Officiating the funeral services will be Pastors Ron Bell and Carl Ritchie. Burial will take place in South Milford Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hite Funeral Home or Kendallville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1940 Census, District 1, Knott Co., KY,

Calhoun, Joe 39, M, KY, Head,

Calhoun, Naomi 36, F, KY, Wife,

Calhoun, Violet 14, W, F, S, KY, Dau,

Calhoun, Ergle 11, M, KY, Son,

Shepherd, Earl 10, M, KY, SSon,

Shepherd, Jennis 00, F, KY, SDau,

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7TL-1GB

 

Knott Co., KY, Birth; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHP-5ZMD

Violet Calhoun 1925 mother: Mollie Terry

 

2015, Stroh, LaGrange Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPC News on May 23, 2015

James Edward "Bud" Ramey, 70, of Stroh died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 4:50 a.m. in his residence with his family at his side. He was born April 30, 1945, in Garrett, Kentucky, to Tandy and Geraldine (Bolen) Ramey.

He had lived in this area most of his life, coming from Kentucky. Mr. Ramey raised, trained and raced horses for more than 40 years. James was an avid Kentucky basketball fan. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

His father preceded him in death, and his mother survives in Avilla. He was also preceded in death by a son, Andy Ramey; a grandson, Rusty Wallace; and a great-granddaughter, Cherish Mae Tuttle.

On January 10, 1981, in South Milford he married Janice (Combs) Conley. She survives in Stroh. Also surviving are a daughter, Margaret (Mike) Blankenship of Stroh; two sons, Kenneth (Sherri) Ramey of Cree Lake and Rodney (Paula) Ramey of Stroh; five step children he raised as his own, Carol (Johnny) Torrez of Stroh, James (Rhonda) Conley of Stroh, Richard Conley of LaGrange, Donald Conley of Stroh, and Finley (Dee) Conley of Stroh; 17 grandchildren, Zachary Ramey, Andrea Bauman, Kendra Ramey, Kamren Ramey, Brandon Blankenship, April Blankenship, Chris Ramey, Karis Tuttle, Courtney Torrez, Riley Conley, Chanda Conley, Meriah Brockhaus, Aisha Conley, Amanda Ritchie, Daryl Ritchie, Brianna Torrez, and Jordan Torrez; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, S.R. 9 North, Wolcottville, with the Rev. Willie Collins and the Rev. Larry Anglemyer Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Ramey, James Messer, and Willie Collins. Active pallbearers are Zach Ramey, Kamren Ramey, Finley Conley, Richard Conley, Donald Conley, Jimmy Conley and Daryl Emerick.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Wolcottville, LaGrange Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Sturgis Journal on Nov. 5, 2015

Tinia "Tiny" "Grandma B" Bolton, 71, of Wolcottville, Ind., died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at 7:45 a.m., at her home. She had been in failing health for three years. She was born, the youngest of 13 children, on Oct. 24, 1944, in McDowell, Ky., to William and Mattie (Moore) Blankenship.

She moved to this area at age 18, coming from Kentucky. Mrs. Bolton retired after 17 years with Group Dekko and was a homemaker. Tiny loved working in her flower garden and she dearly loved her grandchildren.

On Sept. 1, 1979, she married Coy Conley, and he preceded her in death. She then married Floyd A. Bolton. He survives in Wolcottville.

Also surviving are a daughter, Brenda (Terry) Smith of Sturgis; a son, Danny (Joanna) Conley of Fairbanks, Alaska; a stepson, Dennis (Lesleigh) Bolton of Leeds, Ala.; four grandchildren, Autum Conley, Corey (Mary) Kathryn) Smith, Austin (Britne) Franks and A.J. Conley; six great-grandchildren, Raven Smith, Kaylee Smith, Amelia Smith, Alexa Robinson, Kdince Franks and Blayer Franks; two brothers, Eddie (Nevelene) Blankenship of Wolcottville and Levi (Melonie) Blankenship of McDowell, Ky.; and two sisters-in-law, Paullette Walker of Alabaster, Ala., and Ree Bolton of Birmingham, Ala.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Smith; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Five Corners Baptist Church in Wolcottville, with Pastor Clarence Combs officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery in Rome City, Ind. Pallbearers will be Danny Conley, Corey Smith, Austin Franks, A. J. Conley, Tom Tuttle, Greg Tuttle, Keith Blankenship and Larry Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lake

 

+2017, Crown Point, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Times from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2017

Doris D'Andrea (nee McCarty), age 84, of Crown Point, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Doris retired as secretary of St. Mary's Catholic and Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an active member of the JCC Sewing and Knitting club, sewing and stuffing dolls for young children with cancer. In retirement, Doris enjoyed drinking coffee, watching Fox News and spending time with her grandchildren.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Peter D'Andrea; parents: Ray McCarty and Mildred Blankenship; siblings: Shirley Clemens and Sandy Gatton.

Doris is survived by her four children: Brady (Sylvia) D'Andrea, Alayna (Dennis) Summers, Ron (Talitha) D'Andrea, and Keith D'Andrea; grandchildren: Lance, Anthony, Kristina, Andrea, Tori, Kali, Brendan, Dawson, Autumn, Kyra, Summer, Bryce, Zander, Alexis, and Megan; siblings: Richard McCarty, Glenda McCarty and John Gatton; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307 from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM, with Funeral Prayers starting at 1:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet Street, Crown Point IN 46307 with Fr. Pat Kalich officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Gary, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Times on Jan. 20, 2016

Charlene M. Bright, age 76, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2016 at Community Hospital with her loving family at her side. Charlene was born July 17, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to the late Everett and Alneeda (LaGant) Stoney.

Also preceding her in death are her loving husband of 44 years Charles Bright; and siblings: Doris Stout, Ronald Stoney, and Kathy Blankenship.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Christine (Daniel) Bright-Peach and Cheryl (David) Bunch; grandchildren: Cynthia Cline, Forrest Cline, Jessica Bunch, Alexis Bunch, Kimberly Hans, and Michelle Jeffers; siblings: Richard (Charlene) Stoney, Linda Stoney, Ruth (Joseph) Hobbs, and Peggy Terry, and numerous other family members.

Mrs. Bright was a faithful member of Calvary Assembly of God in Gary for over 38 years. Because of her strong faith, she was an avid fan of Southern Gospel. She was a caring and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Charlene loved God, her grandchildren, and Branson, MO.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 S. Cline Ave.; Schererville, IN 46375)with Pastor Roger Whittum officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Hammond, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

The Published as Times, (Munster, IN) - March 13, 2018

Pamela Ilene Shipp (nee Doedtman), 52, of Hammond, IN, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, March 10, 2018 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Pamela was known for her dedication toward family and friends. She is truly loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed. She was a graduate of Morton High School, Hammond, IN, class of 1984.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

She is survived by: her loving husband Jeff of 25 years, beloved children April Johnson, Jeffrey, Austen, and Sarah Shipp, cherished grandson Randy Johnson, parents Norbert and Vera Doedtman (nee Siebert), three sisters Linda (Raymond) Rosales, Julie (Michael) Boyle, and Tina (Daniel) Blankenship , numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved pets Bear and Daisy.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Rd. (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN, 46322 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., cremation to follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Daniel Lee Blankenship b.07Jun1966 Lowell, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJHX-VD39

Relatives - Betty R. Blankenship, Tina Marie Blankenship.

 

+2018, Hammond, Lake Co., IN, Death

http://www.tributescom/obituary/show/Diane-Lee-Blankenship-106716260

Diane Lee Blankenship, June 15, 1950 - January 2, 2019, Hammond, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Hammond, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.fagenmiller.com/obituaries/Diane-Lee-Blankenship?obId=3986049#/obituaryInfo

Diane L Blankenship, age 68, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Diane was a member of the ladies bowling league at Plaza Lanes for many years but her true passion was attending her grandchildrens sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Vera Buckler.

She is survived by her son Rex (fianc Jennifer Howicz) Blankenship; grandchildren Vanessa, Drew, Angel, and Mason; great granddaughter Lillian Rose; sister in law Ruth Blankenship and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave in Highland on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2-6 pm.

 

Rex Allen Blankenship b.16Dec1973 - Hammond, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT63-X6W

Relatives - Angelique Blankenship, Christina Marie Blankenship, Diana L. Blankenship, Diana Lee Blankenship, Diane L. Blankenship, Earl Blankenship.

 

+2018, Hammond, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Times from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2019

Diane L. Blankenship, age 68, of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Diane was a member of the ladies bowling league at Plaza Lanes for many years but her true passion was attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Vera Buckler.

She is survived by her son Rex (fianc Jennifer Howicz) Blankenship; grandchildren Vanessa, Drew, Angel, and Mason; great granddaughter Lillian Rose; sister in law Ruth Blankenship and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 2828 Highway Ave in Highland on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 pm.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Hobart, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/obituary/4167672

Linda Blankenship, age 69, of Hobart passed away Friday March 17, 2017 at her home. She was born August 4, 1947 in Gary, IN to the late Edward and Beulah (Bellinger) Kisela.

Linda was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She enjoyed quilting and crafts. Linda loved her family and her pets.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, David Ortiz; and two sisters: Barbara Preston and Maxine Blanchard.

Linda is survived by her husband, Cliffton; two sons: John Wick and Thomas (Laura) Williams both of Hobart; two daughters: Melody (Andy) Proffer of Hobart and Christina (Tom) Brown of Chesterton; two stepchildren: Clifton (Jennifer) Blankenship of Valparaiso and Zandra Blankenship of LaPorte; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Evan (Sharon) Kisela of Mississippi; one sister, Donna Belt of Lake Station; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Rees Funeral Home 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana with pastor Bob Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park in Hobart.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Clifton S. Blankenship, Jr. b.01Sep1968 Valparaiso, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJWZ-2YC1

Relatives - Dorrell R Blankenship, Zandra Elizabeth Blankenship

 

Clifton Blandenship b.15Sep1952 Hobart, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJWZ-VVN1

 

2019, Lake Station, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Munster, IN) - May 9, 2019

Louie B. Cloyd, Jr. age 95, a Lake Station resident since 1947, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Louie was born on May 29, 1923 in Marion, IL to the late Louie and Beulah (nee Fritts) Cloyd Sr.

Louie was a 37 yr. Gary Steel Worker, 18 yr. East Gary Volunteer Fire Fighter and Deputy Town Marshall, 24 yr. City Councilman and was the last serving member of the First Administration of East Gary. He was a member of Masonic Temple No. 357 of Lake County and a 40 yr. Shriner. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Louie was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Cloyd in 2005; son, Robert "Butch" Cloyd in 1968; his parents and two brothers, Robert (Judy) Cloyd and Bill Cloyd.

He is survived by his son, L. Steven (Eva) Cloyd of Portage, three grandchildren, Jessica Redmon of Portage, Jennifer (Cliff) Blankenship and Jillian (Joe) Giangiulio both of Valparaiso; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler and Megan, Derick, Abby and Lucas, Isaac, Milena, Paul, Jr. and Ashton; fiance, Goldie Bundy; sister, Anna Myers; sister in law, Mary Cloyd and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue Portage, IN 46368. Burial will be at McCool Cemetery Portage.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Lowell, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

The Times, (Munster, IN) - March 15, 2019

Linda M. Beck, age 58, of Lowell and formerly of Hammond, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Linda graduated from Donald E. Gavit HS in 1978 and worked 39 years as a Pharmacy Technician at Community Hospital. She collected Precious Moments and Yankee Candles. Linda always had her cleaning bucket and broom in arm's reach. If she could open it, she could heat it up, otherwise she left the cooking to Terry. Linda enjoyed her winter trips with Terry to Florida. She loved spending time with her grandkids and always found time to watch her nieces' and nephews' games. Linda was a lifelong Blackhawks and Cubs fan. She loved her dogs Frisky, Timmy, and Spike and put up with Terry's cat Missy. Linda was loved by many and will be missed by more.

Beloved wife for 37 years of Terry L. Beck. Loving mother of Nicole L. (Daniel) Bensinger and Terry L. (Mary) Beck, II. Devoted daughter of Edward F. Meier and the late Esther J. Meier nee Moore. Cherished sister of Patricia (Don) Trinosky, Sharon (Wendy Mitchell) Meier, Bob (Judy Blankenship) Meier, Larry (Lisa) Meier, Terri (Carl) Fech. Proud grandmother of Ashley Bensinger, Collin Bensinger, Paige Bensinger, and one dear baby Beck on the way. Fun filled aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Prayer Service on Monday, March 18, 2018 at 9:15 am, from LaHayne Funeral Home going to St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 7113 Columbia Ave., Hammond, IN for a Mass at 10:00 am with Reverend Richard "Rick" Orlinsky, Pastor officiating. An interment will follow at St. John St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Schererville, Lake Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Times from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2016

Norbert Klekot, age 83 of Schererville, IN formerly of East Chicago, IN passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Mr. Klekot was a longtime resident of East Chicago, IN, a member of St. Stanislaus Church and Holy Name Society. A retired self-employed Barber for 35 years, owner of "Sames Barber Shop" in Whiting, IN, and retired employee of the City of East Chicago Water Filtration Plant with 10 years service. A veteran of the U.S. Army, member of American Legion Allied Post #369 who will conduct Military Services on Wednesday

He is survived by his wife Victoria (nee Spejewski); four daughters: Deborah (Anthony) Jaroszewski, Donna (Gregory) Ballou, Christina (late Jeffrey) Tuskan, Diane (Clyde) Blankenship, III; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funereal Services will be held Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lesniak Funeral Home, 4918 Magoun Ave., East Chicago, IN and a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church with Msgr. John J. Siekierski officiating. Burial at St. John-St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

LaPorte

 

2015, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) Date: January 13, 2015

Betty Jane Fritzen, 68, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, La Porte. She was born on August 5, 1946, in La Porte, to LeRoy W. and Isabel (Christiansen) Fritzen.

Betty retired from Kmart in La Porte in 2003 after 17 years. She was a loving sister and aunt.

Surviving are two brothers LeRoy (Treva) Fritzen of Tallahassee, Florida, and Charles (Shirley) Fritzen of Salem Heights; three sisters Eleanor (Herbert) Huenecke, Eloise Bush and Diane (George) Glassman, all of La Porte; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one niece Theresa (Mills) Fritzen; one nephew Jarred Glassman; and one great-nephew Loren Blankenship.

A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Road, La Porte, (219) 362-3100, with Pastor Greg Irwin officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, LaPorte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) Date: March 9, 2015

Mr. Lauren W. "Porky" Luther, 73, of LaPorte, Indiana, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, [St. Joseph Co.,] Indiana. He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Bernard Luther and Deloris (Diedrich) Luther.

Porky was a member of the PRCU, Eagles, and American Legion in South Bend.. He had worked for Delaney Furniture, Tucker's Trucking in Michigan City, Clemons Trucking Co., Royal Metals, and retired from Preston Trucking Local 151. Porky loved to camp, and go fishing, he would drive around the lake every morning. He also enjoyed wood working, water skiing, motorcycles and playing solitaire.

On Oct. 20, 1967, he married Carol (Schoof) Luther who survives. He is also survived by his three sons, Dom Luther, Brian Luther, Jon (Amy) Luther, all of La Porte, Indiana; two daughters, Laura (John) Graber of La Porte, Indiana, Sandy (Denny) Greene of Clarksville, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren, Scotty Migliaccio, Amanda Migliaccio, Megan Graber, Moriah Graber, Maris Graber, Mandy Graber, Jessica Miller, Logan Luther, Gretchen Luther, Jacob Hunsley and Dylan Hunsley; three great-grandchildren, Lucas Migliaccio, Ben Graber and Nicholas Migliaccio; brother, Dale (Margo) Luther of Carmel, Indiana; two sisters, Joan (Ron) Scherer of La Porte, Indiana, Sue (Randy) Nowicki of La Porte, and several nieces and nephews.

Lauren was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Loren Blankenship.

A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home Inc., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Barnes officiating. Cremation will take place.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - October 14, 2016

Mrs. Leta Edwina Vandewalker, 71, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Golden Living Center Fountainview, in La Porte, Indiana. She was born Nov. 23, 1944, in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Elbert Blankenship and Joann (Croop) Blankenship.

Leta was a CNA and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. She loved going to church, taking care of people, gardening, painting and loved her family and the nursing staff at the Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home.

On Nov. 5, 1975, in La Porte, Indiana, she was married to John "Jack" Vandewalker, who preceded her in death March 5, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rebecca Shipton.

Leta is survived by her one brother, Carl (Elizabeth) Blankenship ; her two sisters, Marilyn (Delbert) Brock and Shirley Blankenship, all of La Porte, Indiana; one aunt, Billie Eichinger, of Goleta, California, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home Inc., 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. with Father Ian Williams officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shirley S Price b.01Sep1957 - La Porte, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT68-5GG

Relatives - Carl E. Blankenship, Elizabeth G. Blankenship, Larry Keith Price.

 

+2018, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Death

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Tammy-Blankenship-105752732

Tammy Blankenship, November 17, 1960 - January 21, 2018, La Porte, Indiana

A time of visitation will take place from 10 AM until Noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with a time of sharing by family and friends at Noon on Saturday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.cutlerfuneral.com/notices/Tammy-Blankenship

Tammy Blankenship, 57, of La Porte, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her closest loved ones. Tammy was born in Cleveland, OH, on November 17, 1960 to Thomas Lee and Virginia Madge (Windsor) French.

On May 26, 1984 in Cleveland, OH she married Johnny Ray Blankenship the 1st who preceded her in death. Tammy liked spending time with her daughter, April, her son, Johnny, and her grandson, Tyson. She also liked visiting her sisters and brother in Ohio. She also liked going antique shopping. Her daughter April said that her mom was her best friend and her rock.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Ray Blankenship; and son, Johnny Ray Blankenship II.

Surviving are her beloved children, April (William) Dick of La Porte, Johnny Blankenship III of La Porte; grandson, Tyson Martin of La Porte; brothers, Robert Zemerick of Parma, OH; Daniel French of North Olmstead, OH; sisters, Freda French of Cleveland, OH, Debra French of Brooklyn, OH; best friend of 48 years, Connie Parsons; and many nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation will take place from 10 AM until Noon on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with a time of sharing by family and friends at Noon on Saturday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Cremation will take place afterwards.

 

+2018, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - January 26, 2018

Douglas "Doug" Raymond Rood, 70, of La Porte passed away unexpectedly at 4:18 pm, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, in La Porte, Indiana, to Vincent Howard and Doris Verna (Johnson) Rood.

Doug was an adventurer who enjoyed skiing, fishing, mountain climbing, cooking, woodcarving and loved nature and the outdoors. His favorite place to visit was the state of Washington.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a companion of 34 years, Margie Rood.

Surviving are four children, Toni (David) Dunfee of La Porte, Kelly (Brian) Lawson of La Porte, Paula (Shane) Lott of Rolling Prairie and Brett Rood of Boulder City, Nevada; four step-children, Clarence (Michelle) Sansom, Terry and Jennifer Collins and Loren (Angie)Blankenship; two sisters, Carol Ludwig and Linda (Gary) Hash; two brothers, Darrell Rood and Vincent "Pete" (Karen) Rood Jr. and five grandchildren, Jacob Job, Brian Lawson Jr., Sara Lawson, Ryan and Sophie Lott.

A private celebration of his life will be held. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - August 30, 2018

Margueritte "Marge" Jane Carriveau, 90, of La Porte, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart. Marge was born in Griffith, Indiana, on April 7, 1928, to Robert David and Cora (McCabe) Burris.

Marge was formerly a member of Countryside Christian Church where she served on the Kitchen Task Force. She was currently a member of State Street Community Church. Marge enjoyed cooking and scrap booking.

On Aug. 20, 1948, at City Church in Gary, Indiana, she married Richard David Carriveau Sr., who preceded her in death in 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard "Rick" Carriveau Jr. and five sisters, Elizabeth Brown, Roberta Alexander, Frances Burris, Leona Turner and Lillian Blankenship and brother, John Burris.

Surviving are her beloved children, Marcie Shaul of Indianapolis, Gail (Joe) Prather of Jeffersonville, Debbie Carriveau of La Porte and Pam Morrow of New Castle; daughter-in-law, Dawn (Les) Craft; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am (CT) on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Rick Jones officiating. Interment will take place at Pinhook Cemetery at a later time.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The News-Dispatch, (Michigan City, IN) - February 22, 2019

Annette Lashinis, 100, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. She was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Poland to Antonin and Frantiska (Hejny) Bizowski. Her birth name was Antonina Bizovska.

Annette worked at Indiana Molding as a molding finisher and worked at American Home Foods. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Polish Falcons Nest #564, and the PNA (Polish National Alliance).

On Aug. 28, 1937, in La Porte, Indiana, Annette married Casimer Szynal, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1944. On Oct. 21, 1950, Annette married James Lashinis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter, Patricia Geisler; two sons-in-law, Tom Spaeth and Robert Geisler; a sister, Anna Kalivoda; and two brothers, Vaclav and Antonin Bizowski.

Annette is survived by three daughters, Carol Spaeth of La Porte, Indiana, Dorothy (Walter) Hekter of Constantine, Michigan, and Teresa (Dave) Avery of Denver, Colorado; five grandchildren, Susan Blankenship, Walter Hekter Jr., Paige Bernacchi, Colin Avery, and Morgan Avery; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, La Porte, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - February 22, 2019

Max J. Ungerank, 88, of La Porte passed away unexpectedly at his home in La Porte on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. He was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Pocohantas, Arkansas, to the late Antoine and Karolina (Albringer) Ungerank

Max retired from maintenance with the South Shore after many years of service. He was a member of Queen of All Saints Church, a life member of D.A.V., Skwiat America Legion Post #451, VFW and a former member of Moose Family Center #980. He loved meeting with his friends at McDonalds for coffee and loved to take walks. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Max is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sarah; one sister, Johanna Jones; and two brothers, Ernest and Otto.

On Jan. 21, 1983, in Michigan City he married Sharon Lee (Buchanan) Ungerank, who is surviving in La Porte. Also surviving are three daughters, Sheila (Martin) McCann of South Bend, Indiana, Diane (Nick) Gonzales of Michigan City and Lisa Ann Ungerank of LaPorte, Indiana; one son, Robert Louis (Tammy Barnes) Blankenship; four grandchildren, Eric, David (Melinda), Rachel (Joe Eichberger), and Nikos (Jessica); five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 pm, at the Root Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Stanislaus Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - December 7, 2015

Eula "Fay" Agorichas, 68, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Hospice Franciscan Communities, Michigan City. She was born April 7, 1947, in Gauleybridge, West Virginia, to the late Howard and Gladys (Cole) Blankenship.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, with Pastor Glen Milner officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Michigan City.

On Sept. 24, 1978, in Michigan City, she married James Agorichas, who survives Michigan City. Also surviving are daughter Elissa "Lisa" (Coleman) Moore of Michigan City; two granddaughters Alexis Lawhorn of Indianapolis, Indiana, and McKena Moore of Michigan City; and sister Sue Hagerman of Michigan City.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

She was employed as a meat cutter at Jewel Grocery, Michigan City. Fay was an avid bowler participating in many bowling leagues over the years. She enjoyed bingo, baking and cooking. She was a kind hearted person who was loved by all those who knew her, but truly enjoyed and loved being with her granddaughters.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

Published in South Bend Tribune on May 19, 2016

Edna Jane Cruise, 94, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Hamilton Communities in New Carlisle, [St. Joseph Co.,] Indiana. Edna was born December 2, 1921, in Lexington, Kentucky, to the late Benjamin and Ada (Corman) Blankenship.

She was a member of the Tops Club for over twenty years. She attended the Nazarene Church in Michigan City. She loved her family and her passion was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel with friends and was a dedicated wife and mother. She was a very caring and gentle person.

On January 29, 1940, in Junction City, Kentucky, she married Jasper B. Cruise, who passed away on September 16, 2000. Edna was also preceded in death by one son, Steven Cruise, and one brother, Jess Blankenship.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane Cruise of Michigan City; three sons, Ronald and his wife, Wanda Cruise of Omaha, Arkansas, Alvin and his wife, Margaret Cruise of Russellville, Arkansas, and Ted Cruise of South Bend, Indiana; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Noama Huberty of Plymouth, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - July 13, 2016

Sarah Brynne Meredith, 32, of Michigan City, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Franciscan St. Anthony Health. She was born April 17, 1984 at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Sarah is preceded in death by grandparents, Bob and Lora Blankenship; and great-grandparents, LaVonna Buchanan and Gordon MacLaughlin.

Sarah is survived by daughter, Elsa Wren Aguillon of Michigan City; companion and father to Elsa, Juan Aguillon Jr. of Michigan City, mother; Diane ( Blankenship ) and husband Nick Gonzales of Michigan City; father, Douglas and his wife Jennifer Meredith of Colorado; four siblings, Rachel (Joe Ichberger) Meredith, Nikos (Jessica Trampski) Gonzales, Logan Meredith and Shay Meredith; grandparents, Max and Sharon Ungerank, Elaine and Dave Hettinga, Nicolas and Yolanda Gonzales, great-grandmother, Dorothea Dot MacLaughlin and Mike and Carol Pillow; aunts and uncles, Jim and Chung He Meredith, Sheila and Martin McCann, Bobby Blankenship, Lisa Ungerank, Melissa Blankenship, Noe Gonzales, Norma Devine, Patty and Neal Pope, Nelda and Pete Chavez and Charlie and Candy Gonzales; and many loving cousins and great aunts and uncles and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Private family services will be held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Robert L., 63, 02Sep1943 - 02Feb2007, Michigan City, La Porte, IN, IN-309-46-2421

 

+2017, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.geisenfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=obitlink&obit_id=1928587

Jesse R. Nall, age 85 [1932], of Michigan City, IN passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Hospice Franciscan Communities in Michigan City, IN.

Jesse proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He was retired from JoSam as a supervisor, and did excavating as a side job. Jesse enjoyed tinkering in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Herman and Molissa, brothers: Joseph, Raymond, Carl, Charles and Albert and sisters: Thelma Qualls, Leona Hurley, Rose Blankenship, and Beulah Nall.

Jesse was married to his wife Jane of 66 years on December 9, 1950. Jane survives in Michigan City. Jesse is also survived by his brother: Randall Nall and sister: Barbara (Les) Hurley.

Private services were held with Pastor Bill Fine of St. Johns United Church of Christ officiating and have been entrusted to Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The LaPorte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - June 22, 2017

Maude F. Ciesiolka, 75, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 12:54 p.m. in Franciscan Health - Michigan City. She was born Sept. 1, 1941, in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Raymond and Mary (Blankenship) Miller.

Maude enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking, playing bingo and being with her family.

On July 24, 1959, in South Bend, Indiana. She married Robert Ciesiolka who preceded her on Jan. 5, 2007. They were blessed with 48 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, Rodney and Max Miller.

Surviving are three daughters, Lori (Dale) Sims of Michigan City, Indiana, Peggy (Steve) Maple of Rockford, Illinois and Victoria (Charles, Deceased) Boothe of Michigan City, Indiana; son, Jeffrey Ciesiolka of Tucson, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren and three brothers, Leslie Miller of Mishawaka, Indiana, Lyle (Wilma) Miller of Niles, Michigan and Justin (Donna) Miller of Denver, Colorado.

Private family services will be conducted.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

La Porte County The Herald-Argus, (IN) - January 9, 2019

Randall W. Nall, 93, of Michigan City went to join his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at Aperion The Arbors in Michigan City. He was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, to the late Herman and Mollissa (Ross) Nall.

Randall retired from Josam after 33 years in the machine shop. He then went on to do roofing for five years and working at the orchards. He was active member of Full Gospel Church where he was a devoted member and usher for 36 years. He loved to read the Bible and knew it very well. He was an outdoorsman who loved to spend weekends camping, fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Randall was united in married to Reba Lauderdale Nall who passed away in 1971.

He is preceded in death by two step sons, James Lauderdale and Bill Lauderdale; four sisters, Thelma Qualls, Leona Hurley, Rose Blankenship, and Beulah Nall; six brothers, Jessie, Joseph, Raymond, Carl, Charles and Albert Nall; and two grandsons, Richard Nall and James Nall.

Surviving are two sons, Billy Lee (Patricia) Nall and Jackie Dean (the late Evelyn) Nall both of Crawfordsville, Indiana; one daughter, Mary Nall of Attica, Indiana; step-daughters; Edith Craig of Athens, Alabama and Helen Shelton of Decatur, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Lucille Lauderdale of Michigan City; nine grandchildren, many loving great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hurley of Michigan City; special friend and caregiver Peggy Grubb of Michigan City and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Full Gospel Church with his good friend and "grandson" Rev. Dennis Pickens officiating. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Root Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - November 23, 2019

Charles F. Byers, 59, of Michigan City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at his home in Michigan City. He was born Sept. 17, 1960, in Gary, Indiana, to the late Thomas and Ruby (Lineberry) Byers.

Charles was a retired truck driver and was an owner/operator. He loved his wife and family very much. He was the best husband, father and grandfather. He loved to make his wife feel special by bringing her flowers. He loved to go camping, fishing and was quite a jokester. He was very patriotic and believed in his country. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Lora Blankenship and two brothers, Jim and Paul Byers.

On July 30, 1988, in Michigan City, he married Susan R. (Boucher) Byers and she is surviving in Michigan City. Also surviving are three children, Nicholas L. (Terri) Sigle, Halie (John) Hampton, and Miranda Sebesta; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laura (David) Krone and Lorna (Mack) McMillan; his baby girl Mya; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at the Root Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Madison

 

2015, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) Date: February 1, 2015

Blanche Maxine Kidwell Applegate, known as Maxine or Mackie, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, following a long illness. Maxine was born March 12, 1926, in Stamping Ground, Ky., the second of four children of Otis Eugene and Katie (Wise) Kidwell.

They moved to Indiana when she was three weeks old. Maxine was a 1945 graduate of Anderson High School, where she was editor of the X-Ray. She attended University of Kentucky until she married her World War II sailor boyfriend, Joseph Applegate Jr. She also attended Anderson College and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University.

She was a fifth-grade teacher in Anderson for more than 33 years at Seventh Street and Southview schools. She was active for many years, working as a Pink Lady in the gift shop at St. John Hospital, teaching Sunday School at East Lynn Christian Church, working in a service sorority and working on her high school reunions. She helped create the Long Far View, a comprehensive AHS yearbook.

She is survived by her four children, Terri Lynn (John) Johnson of Franklin, Laura (Rex) Richards of Elkhart, Kent (Chris) Applegate of Noblesville and Brian Scott Applegate of Anderson. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Stephanie Lloyd (Jamie Wilson) of Elkhart, Jessica (Steve) Hatfield of Alexandria and Miki Blankenship (Heath Shoemaker) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Sydney Madison Mais of Elkhart, Riley Mary Grace Lloyd-Reitz of Edwardsburg, Mich., Christian Michael, Taylor Renee and Kenneth Hatfield of Alexandria and Samuel Ryder Shoemaker of Fort Pierce, Fla. She is also survived by her brother, the Rev. R.J. Kidwell of Erlanger, Ky., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Eugene; and her sister, Barbara Glass Browning.

While she and Joe divorced, they remained friends, and he preceded her in death in December 2013.

Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, Anderson, with Chaplain Charles Richard Ehrhart officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) - August 2, 2016

Christine "Chris" Kay Harney-Bryant, 50, of Anderson, passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2016, at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 19, 1966, in Elwood, at Mercy Hospital to Steven Edward Harney and Linda Leah Safford.

She spent most of her life in Anderson and graduated from Highland High School in 1984. In 1988 she married Bret Gossage, with whom she had two children, Mackenzie and Taylor.

She grew up working in the family business at Plaza Printers and One Point (formerly Quality Printing) in various positions throughout her life, lastly being that of a Planner. Chris was the cornerstone of the family business. Her contributions of her time and talent were exemplary. Her hard work helped make the company what it is today.

Chris also was one of the owners of her favorite restaurant bar in town, On Broadway. She and her husband, Rick Bryant, bought the bar in 2012 and they put a lot of love and hard work into it. It was a place that she loved to spend time with her friends and loved ones.

She was a member of the American Legion Post 408 in Chesterfield. She loved to ride with Rick on their Harley and spend time with her family and friends. She has two dogs, Molly and Mickey, that she loved very much. She was a strong, loyal, and good hearted woman who loved fiercely,

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Bob Safford whom she loved dearly; her uncles, Ralph Fordyce and Lou Fordyce; her grandmothers, Vera Jean Harney and Phyllis Cooper; and her grandfather, Kenneth Harney.

In addition to Rick Bryant, who she married on July 2 2007, she is survived by her daughter, Mackenzie (Aaron) Campbell of Bloomington; her son, Taylor Gossage of Bloomington; her stepdaughter, Casey Bryant of Yorktown; her stepsons, Mark (Merissa) Bryant of Alexandria, and Joe (Carol) Sosh of Jolton, Tenn.; her mother, Linda Safford of Fort Myers, Fla.; her father, Steve Harney of New Castle; her brothers, Steve (Patty) Harney of Fishers, Daniel (Cindy) Harney of Texas, Mark Safford of Anderson, Randy (Patty) Safford of Anderson, and Bobby (Donna) Safford of Noblesville; her aunt, Maureen (Bill) Harney Catron of New Castle; her uncle, Dave Harney of Port Charlotte, Fla.; her step grandchildren, Gabriel and Aleena Bryant of Yorktown; and her nieces and nephews, Mikaela Blankenship of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Adam Harney and Ian Harney, both of Fishers. She is also survived by two people who held a very special place in her heart, Kathy and Carson "Pop" Warren.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Robert Loose Funeral Home, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with her final resting place being Anderson Memorial Park, 6805 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) - July 10, 2017

Alva S. Snyder, 96, of Anderson, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017, and is now dancing with the angels. Alva was born on March 1, 1921, near Greensburg in Decatur County, the daughter of Effie (Baker) and Walter J. Sharp.

Her family moved to Anderson in 1929 and she graduated from Anderson High School in 1940. After 30+ years of service, she retired from Delco-Remy in 1977. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson, and a member of United Auto Workers Local 662 and the WOW Red Hats Group.

She married Wayne C. Snyder on May 31, 1941, and they were happily married for 61 years prior to his death.

Alva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; one daughter, Eleanor Blankenship; one grandson, Stephen Kellams; and six siblings, Grace Deweese, Mary Rinehart, Robert Sharp, Martha Heflin, Sarah Forster, and Margaret Maly.

She is survived by two children, Beverly Kellams (Roger) of Carmel, and Carolyn Mohler (Steve) of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and a sister-in-law, Jean Layton of Lapel.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Scott Blankenship (Michelle), Dr. Michael A. Kellams (Amy), Lori Blankenship Fudens, Angela Blankenship , Brandon Blankenship , Susan Coleman (Travis), Brad Mohler (Jennifer) and Audra Jarrett (Byron); 15 great-grandchildren, Matthew Kellams (Rebekah), Braden Kellams, Aaron Kellams, Emily Kellams, Lily Kellams, Lindsey Crenshaw (Frank), Taylor Blankenship , Samantha Fudens, Austin Adt, Tyler Adt, Lauren Adt, Isaac Coleman, Brooklyn Mooney, Jaxon Jarrett and Beverly Mohler; one great-great-grandson, Miles Crenshaw, and a second great-great-grandson, Hayden Kellams, due to arrive in November; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with the Rev Art Jaggard officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Blankenship, Eleanor "Ellie" (SNYDER); 55; Largo FL; Anderson H-B (IN); 1999-10-28; amr

http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=anderson%2Beleanor+&type=Keyword&Start=200

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Eleanor L., 55, 05Apr1944 - 27Oct1999, (72), IN-313-50-3709

 

+2017, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) - September 14, 2017

Barbara J. Blankenship, 77, of Anderson, passed away Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital. She was born on Feb. 25, 1940, in Clinton County, Kentucky, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by father, Art Malone; mother, Susie Malone; sister, Delores Sexton; and brother, John Malone.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Allen Blankenship of Anderson; son, Donald Vance of Anderson; daughter, Dana Vance of Anderson; son, David (Anita) Gilley of Georgia; three sisters, Evie (Dick) Gregg, Betty Schwartz, and Nina Foland, all of Andeson; brother, Bill (Ruth) Malone of Anderson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Allen Edward Blankenship b.26Jun1957 Anderson, IN:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT7M-LKG

Relatives - Barbara Jean Blankenship.

 

2018, Anderson, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

The Herald Bulletin, (Anderson, IN) - March 28, 2018

Artie Mae Badger, 81, of Anderson, passed away on March 27, 2018, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN]. She was born on June 2, 1936, in Anderson, where she resided all of her life.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was a loving lady that enjoyed cooking, yard work, fishing with her husband and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married on May 3, 1955, Carl "Bud" Badger on Jan. 31, 2017; son, Mick Badger; mother, Pearl Shields; father, Jack Shields; and siblings, Jackie, Jean, Patty, Bill and George.

Artie is survived by her daughters, Debby (Dana) Blankinship and Kim Trueblood; grandchildren, Alisha (Reylon) Lockhart, Johnnie Sparkman, Danielle (Patrick McKenzie) Trueblood, Josh (Jill) Blankinship and Jake (Hilary Tyler) Blankinship; great-grandchildren, Kaylin Sparkman, Carley Sparkman, Karisma Lockhart, I'Leigha McKenzie, Isaac McKenzie, Noah Blankinship, Lucas Blankinship, Maddy Tyler; brothers, Charles (Linda) Shields and David Shields; several nieces and nephews, and her best friend and special pet, Romeo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with Monsignor Robert Sell III officiating. Burial will take place in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Dana L. Blankinship b.04May1957 Anderson, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTQR-F21

Relatives - Debra J. Blankinship, Joshua Dana Blankinslip.

 

2016, Elwood, Madison Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public%3Aobituaries.view&CFID=2bb2cd75-cf20-40f3-a72e-a182831dbbdb&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3833766&fh_id=13023

Judith Ann Bragg, age 68 of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Community Parkview Care Center in Elwood following extended health complications. She was born on February 11, 1948 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Leroy Nash, Jr. and Barbara (Alexander) Nash.

Judy attended Frankton schools and worked as a Nurses Aid for over 20 years at both Dickey Nursing Home and Parkview Nursing Home in Elwood and several other area facilities. She enjoyed caring for others, and touched many lives through her work. Judy formerly enjoyed bowling, and bowled in Elwood bowling leagues for many years. She also formerly attended Cornerstone Ministries Church in New Castle, and was proud to have served on a mission trip to Honduras. She also enjoyed traveling. More than anything, she was dedicated to caring for her family, raising her children, and being a wonderful sister.

Judys family includes four children, Todd (wife Misty) Bragg of Elwood, Tim (wife Jera) Bragg of Elwood, Jodie Bragg-Gantt of Washington State, and Jessica Blankenship of Frankton; sister, Patricia L. Nash of Elwood; 10 grandchildren, Curtis (wife Emily) Bragg, Erika Bragg, Cameron Bragg, Brooklyn Bragg, Ashley Brown, Austyn Bragg, Amanda (husband Eric) Michaud, Darrien Gantt, Kimberley Gantt, and Makayla Sims; 5 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Savannah, Liliana, Zoey, Aislynn, and Isabella who is expected in October; and several nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Larry Nash and Michael Nash; and grandson, Joshua Bragg.

Graveside funeral services for Judy will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at K. of P. I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Frankton with Judys lifelong friend, Teresa Collins, officiating. Burial will follow in the Frankton Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marion

 

2019, Camby, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter-Times, (Martinsville, IN) - October 19, 2019

John T. Henson, 64, Camby, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 17, 2019. He was born Oct. 20, 1954, in Indianapolis, to the late Tommie and Susanna (Collins) Henson.

John graduated from Mooresville High School in 1973. He worked for Central Engineering & Construction and for RR Construction for 25 years. John always knew the value of hard work. He enjoyed playing baseball as a young man. Above all, he was devoted to his family and will be remembered for his heart of gold. He had a great sense of humor that will be forever remembered by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George "Butch" Henson; sisters, Molly Jean Jackson and Joyce Ann Henson.

Survivors include children Crystal Henson of Camby, Eli Henson and Derek Henson, both of Greenwood; siblings, Willie Lee Henson of Camby, Eva Mae Phillips of Indianapolis, Don Henson of Spencer, Charles "Bo" Henson of Mooresville, Patricia Smith of Manchester, Kentucky, Tommie Henson, Jr. of Camby, Wanda Ruth Henson of Camby, Dennis Paul Henson of Camby, Joe Henson of Mooresville, Donna Sue Henson of Camby, and Martha Jo Blankenship of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren.

The funeral service will begin at 10 am, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in the chapel at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. Burial will be at Hudson Hill Cemetery in Owen County.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Martha Jo Blankenship, b.1966 Indianapolis, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT4B-K49

Relatives; Christopher Louis Blankenship [08Jan1969], Johnney Taylor Henson.

 

2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 4, 2015

Guthrie M. Hatfield 94, of Indianapolis, was born March 13, 1920 and died on January 2, 2015. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Marvin and Iva Hatfield.

He was married to the love of his life, Mary for 55 years before her death in December 2001.

He retired from the US Army as Captain after 27 years of service. He was employed at The Star News for 21 years before retiring. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM 712. As hobbies, he enjoyed genealogy research and being an Amateur Radio Operator.

He is also preceded in death by his son, Marvin.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his children, Gerald Hatfield and Vivian Blankenship; 1 grandson, Keith Hatfield; and 2 great-grandchildren, Colten and Dakota.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Entombment will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Vivian G. Blankenship b.09Jan1948 - Indianapolis, IN; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTC4-C9Q

Relatives: Michael Blankenship.

 

2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 4, 2015

Gordon "Daddy Do" Harwood 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 2, 2015.

Gordon is survived by his children, Barbara "Bobbi" Meguiar, Judy (Denny) Fountain and Ricky (Dottie) Blankenship; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, along with his siblings, Joanne Anderson and Jean Goodman; and many nieces and nephews.

Gordon was a long time member of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple and a Sr. Airman in the USAF.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Maggie"; son, Jerry Woodall; and siblings, Ralph Jr., Meredith and Ed Harwood.

Funeral services will be held in Little and Sons Stop Eleven Chapel on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

The Dothan Eagle, (AL) Date: January 27, 2015

Brady R. Justice, Jr., passed away on Sunday, November 23rd at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. He was surrounded by his loving family at the time of death. Brady had been a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana since March 1965. He was born to the late Brady and Kate Justice in Albertville, Alabama on December 26, 1930.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra, sons David (Vicki), Mike and daughter Lori Blankenship (David). He is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://flannerbuchanan.tributes.com/obituary/guestbook/Walter-Ray-Blankenship-102336097#guestbook_area

Walter Ray Blankenship, 79, of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was born December 29, 1935 in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late Immer Virgil Blankenship and Bertha Lee Johnson Blankenship.

He is survived by his sons Steven Ray Blankenship and Michael A. Blankenship; siblings Ben, Tom, Charlie, Ann, Rita, and Peggy; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of dear nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Roberta M. Blankenship, as well as sisters Sue and Joann.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 04, 2:00 PM, at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East 10722 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229 (317) 899-7115. Entombment at Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 15, 2015

Barbara Anne (Ryan) Morris of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born October 27, 1927 to Daniel and Marie (McGurren) Ryan.

She attended Assumption Grade School, Cardinal Glennon High School, and College of St. Teresa in Kansas City, MO. In May of 1945, Barbara met the love of her life, John F. Morris, and they were married on February 23, 1952 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Kansas City. John and Barbara started their family in Kansas City and then moved around the country finally settling in Indianapolis.

Barbara was a volunteer at Americana Midtown Healthcare Center in Indianapolis where she did shopping for the residents and was the Eucharistic Minister at the facility. She was also a Teacher's Aide for the 2nd Grade at the school of St. Mark Catholic Church on the Southside, where she and John were members for nearly 40 years. She did love those students.

She was preceded in death by her husband John of 59 years; parents, Dan and Marie Ryan; brothers, Jack and Danny Ryan; as well as grandsons, Matt Smith and Luke Morris.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Morris Smith (Jack) of Columbiana, OH; Michael (Jill) of Islip Terrace, NY; and Frank (Debby) of Indianapolis IN; grandchildren, Becky Smith, Leslie (Kyle) Blankenship, Helen Morris, James Morris, Heather, Terry and Todd Hilton; great grandchildren, Libby, Jonathan, Jillian, Trenton, Kenzie, Brayden, Juliana, Landen, Morgann and Liam.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. in St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. A note from Barb: "Do not cry for me (maybe a tear or two). I had a great family and a great life. Think of how much fun we had when we were together".

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 15, 2015

Billy C. Blankenship, 80, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born in Collinsville, IL on August 10, 1934 to the late William and Elsie (Crafton) Blankenship.

Billy worked as a Quality Controller for Allison Township for 43 years, retiring in 1984.

Billy is survived by sister, Norma DeVore; niece, Judy (Jack) Rossman; nephew, Art Blankenship; close friends, Rhett Haynes and Mary Edwards; and several other nieces and nephews.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pauline Thompson, Jeannene Seybold, and Joyce Wirey and brothers, Robert, Norman, and John Blankenship.

Visitation for Billy will be Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 12, 2015

Carl Graham Blankenship, 78, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on May 8, 2015.

He was retired as the Manager of Printing and Supplies for Indiana Lumbermen's Insurance in 1997. He proudly served in the U S Army.

He is survived by his wife, Linetta, children, Rick, Michael, Bruce Blankenship, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters, Velma Drake, Eva Mell Wagner, Jo Helen Wood, and brother, Albert Blankenship.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Aulta Blankenship, and brothers, Sidney, Jonah, Tennie Blankenship.

Services will be Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Decatur Township. He will be laid to rest at West Ridge Park Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.fountainsquaremortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=549111

Rickie Lee Blankenship, 67, Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on May 11, 2015 at Fairway Village. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 1, 1948 to the late Herman Lee and Lilly Mae (Edwards) Blankenship.

He was retired from Reliable TV as an electronic tech.

Survivors: son: Jeffrey (Lecresha) Blankenship; daughter: Shelia M. Kirkbride; sister: Pamela Jane Peach; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thurday, May 14, 2015 at Fountain Square Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until service at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Donnie Basore officiating. Final resting place will be at Concordia Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

The Times-Tribune, (Corbin, KY) - November 16, 2015

Ruth Dixon Johnson, age 81, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. She was born in Knox County, the daughter of the late Damon and Ella Smith Dixon.

Ruth was a member of the Gospel Assembly of the Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Johnson; sons, Robbie and Ricky Johnson; brothers, Wayne Dixon and Kenneth Dixon; sisters, Jewell Tuggle and husband H. B., Ruby Rose and husband Orville, daughters-in-law, Katrina Dixon and Patricia Dixon; Son-in-law, James Blankenship .

Ruth is survived by her children, Denny Dixon, Terry Dixon and wife Barb, Tammie Johnson and fianc Roach, Sherry Taylor and husband Larry; 20 grandchildren including granddaughter, Tara Johnson and her fianc David Hughes; 51 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Earlene Engle and Harvey; sister-in-law, Bonnie Dixon; former daughter-in-law, Alyson Castle; and by host of nieces and nephews who will all mourn her passing.

Funeral services for Ruth Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the Dugger Cemetery in Knox County, Kentucky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 2, 2016

Edward Schaefer Wingenroth, age 90, passed away on February 28, 2016. Edward was a Valentine's Day gift to Elsie Barbara Schaefer and Alfred John. Wingenroth on February 14, 1926.

He attended IPS 69 and went on to graduate from Shortridge High School in 1944. At Shortridge, Ed played on the football team and was president of the Stamp Club. He studied history and enjoyed practicing as an amateur magician. Ed enlisted in the Air Force and was trained as a waist gunner for the B17 bomber. When the war ended, Ed was sent to Guam to serve as a guard for Japanese prisoners.

After World War II, Edward attended Butler, Indiana and Purdue Universities and entered the field of Optometry. He was accepted to the Northern Illinois School of Optometry but before leaving for Chicago he married the girl he met his Freshman year at Shortridge, the love of his life, Mildred (Dolly) Balke on September 10, 1948.

After graduation from Northern Illinois, Dolly and Edward decided to move back to Indianapolis to begin Ed's optometry practice where they stayed the remainder of their lives.

Ed had a life-long interest in photography. He was active in both the Riviera Club and the Indianapolis Camera Clubs and won national prizes with some of his photos. He collected stamps, coins, took up scuba diving and sailing. In mid-life, Ed developed an interest in growing Bonsai trees. Ed was also an avid chess player and quickly solved the chess problem of the day into his late 80's.

Dolly and Ed enjoyed travel and working on their Michigan cottage on Walloon Lake. Dolly passed away in 2004. After Dolly's death, Ed continued his hobbies, including attending Science Tech club and out-witting squirrels at his bird feeders.

Ed is survived by his daughters Holly W. Lambert, Kris Wingenroth (Houston) Jan Wingenroth (Spokane, Wa) and his granddaughters Cindy Lambert Crowe and Leigh Fredrickson and his sons-in-law Paul Blankenship, and Dennis Fredrickson and grandson in-law Chad Crowe.

The Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at Traditions at Solana, 7721 Battery Pointe Way, Indianapolis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 12, 2016

Jean P. Mulvihill, 65, of Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1951 in Evergreen Park, IL to the late Thomas and Joan (Lionhood) Powers.

Jean worked for over 25 years with the Avon Community School Corporation. She was very involved in her daughters' various activities; serving as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and assisting with swim meets.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bill Mulvihill; daughters, Patty (Todd Easton) Mulvihill, Amy Forster and Carrie (Steve) Fry; grandchildren, Hanna and Jonas Forster. Jean is also survived by her brothers, Jack and Jim Powers; and sisters, Mary Ann Proney and Jane Blankenship; 13 nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Christopher Catholic Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 26, 2016

Charles Carvel Blankenship, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away November 24, 2016. He was born in Marrowbone, Kentucky to Immer V. and Bertha L. Blankenship on December 2, 1931.

Charles retired from Mitchell and Scott Machine Company. He enjoyed hunting and was a long time member of Mt. Comfort Free Will Baptist Church.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter Ray, sisters Elsie Sue and Charlotte Joan.

Charles is survived by sisters Anna V., Peggy, Rita and brothers George T. (Mary) and Ben (Pat), as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 27 at 4 p.m. at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Burial will be Monday, November 28 at 1 p.m. at Bucksville Cemetery in Bucksville, Kentucky.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://wilsonstpierre.tributes.com/obituary/show/Melvin-E.-Blankenship-104450765

Melvin E. Blankenship 88, Indianapolis, IN passed away February 7, 2017. Melvin was born May 15, 1928, the son of Donnie and Gladys (Woodcock) Blankenship.

He retired from Precision Machine Shop.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynona Blankenship.

Survivors: daughter, Joanne (David) Wright; brothers, Helous and L. G. Blankenship; sisters, Dorothy Colson and Peggy Rothuenberger; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Visitation, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16th at Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service Stirling Gerber Chapel 5950 E. Thompson Rd. Indianapolis and after 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 17th, funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon. Burial, Washington Park East Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Essie-Purdy&lc=4085&pid=185023585&mid=7360965

Essie Jean Purdy 66 [1951], of Indianapolis, passed away April 7, 2017.

Essie was a feisty, but loving woman who lived on her love of her family and gospel music. She had an old southern spirit, but found great joy in computer games and working as a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roma and Irene Blankenship and her husband, Danny Purdy.

Essie will be dearly missed by her children, Ronnie (Samantha) Sidwell, David (Stacey) Sidwell and Brenda (Rickey) Sylvester; her sisters, Mary Jane Blankenship, Janice Helton, Ramona Eaton, and Shiela Worden; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1pm, at Family Funeral Care.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Journal (Franklin, IN) - September 28, 2017

Ronald L. Blankenship, 71, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Indiana University Health West in Avon, [Hendricks Co., IN].

Services are private. Arrangements are by Swartz Family Church and Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services in Greenwood.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Hazel-Blankenship-106236343

Hazel Blankenship, January 31, 1928 - July 5, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 11:00 am until the time of

Funeral service will be 1;00pm at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue,

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.ghherrmann.com/obituaries/Hazel-Blankenship?obId=3143643#/obituaryInfo

Hazel Blankenship, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 5, 2018. Born on January 31, 1928 in Allen Co. KY to James and Nettie (Tinsley) Thomas.

She was proud of her involvement with Crime Stoppers.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Levy C. Blankenship; step brothers, Delbert, Don and Doug Blankenship.

Hazel is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Henry) Gehring; 3 grandchildren, Candice Ray, Bridget Gehring, and Houston Gehring 2 great grandchildren, Liam and Colton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Monday, July 9, 2018 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Hazel will be laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

SSDI: Blankenship, Levy C., 80, 25Jun1921 - 06Jul2001, Indianapolis, Marion, IN, KY-402-36-3976

 

Franklin, Simpson Co., KY: Marriage; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2D4-VKXN

Levy Blankenship, 25 - Hazel Thomas, 21 - 24May1946

S/o Luther Blankenship & Deney Brooks D/o James Thomas & Nettie Linsley

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN) - August 8, 2018

Ms. Nanette Louise Lowman 75 of Indianapolis passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018. She was born Thursday, May 20, 1943, in Indianapolis, IN to the late Walter and Jess Bonn.

She was employed by K-Mart for 20 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies, outdoor wildlife and flowers, and her dogs and cats.

Ms. Lowman was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Jess Bonn; husbands, John Lowman and William "Bill" Smith; and sister, Patricia Blankenship.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Noonan and her husband, Bob; sons, Tim Cross and his wife, Lisa, Mark Cross and his wife, Tracy and Michael Cross; sister, Sharon Gray; brother, Phil Bonn and his wife, Sharon; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many other beloved family members and friends.

A celebration of life will be conducted Friday, August 10, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 925 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Death

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Evelyn-Roberta-Perry-Blankenship-106395502

Evelyn Roberta Perry Blankenship, December 28, 1925 - September 3, 2018, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

https://flannerbuchanan.com/obit/evelyn-roberta-perry-blankenship/

Evelyn Roberta Perry Blankenship, 92, went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2018. Evelyn was born December 28, 1925 in Williamsport, Indiana to the late Omer Glen and Mabel L. (McKinzie) Perry.

Evelyns family moved to Indianapolis when she was 9, where she lived the rest of her life. She married the love of her life, Jonah Clark Blankenship (deceased) on September 18, 1943. They were married 65 years. She was retired from the State of Indiana where she worked at the State Board of Health and the Department of Public Welfare.

Evelyn was always involved in a variety of activities, many of which were volunteer work. She was an expert seamstress and helped earn money for her family by doing alterations for hire and selling hundreds of Barbie Doll clothes. Evelyn helped alter and sew sequins and embellishments on the outfits of the Decatur Central High School Band baton twirlers. She made many items to attach to wheelchairs for Indianapolis Crossroads Rehabilitation. For many years, she made doll clothes for dolls that her friend repaired and gave to the children for Christmas at the Muscatatuck Children's Home in Muscatatuck, Indiana. During her adult years, Evelyn made 36 quilts, most of which she gave to her children, grandchildren, and other family members.

In the early 1960's, Evelyn wrote a column for the Mooresville Times, titled Lyndhurst, reporting on various events, illnesses, holidays, and general information about residents in the Lyndhurst Drive and Mooresville Road area of Decatur Township. For several years, she also was a member of the Decatur Township Homemakers Club.

In the 1980's, Evelyn volunteered at the Decatur Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she helped the residents with craft activities, particularly helping the residents make a quilt. She won the Volunteer of the Year award.

Evelyn was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Edward Blankenship, and two sisters Ruth Perry Blankenship and Barbara Perry Bland.

She is survived by one son, Ronald Eugene (Linda) Blankenship of Pinellas Park, Florida, one daughter, Rosemary Blankenship Price of Indianapolis, IN, four grandchildren Lori Blankenship of Noblesville, IN, Kimberly (James) Duffie of Greenwood, IN, Shelley (Mark) Doodeman of Pensacola, Florida, and Heather (Andy) Sutherlin of Belle Union, IN, and 5 great-grandchildren Brianna Duffie, Justin Duffie, Hannah Doodeman, Bobbie Lee Sutherlin, and A.J. Sutherlin, brother, Leroy Perry, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1 pm at Flanner Buchanan-Decatur Township. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery.

 

2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Death

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Chance-Caroline-Blankenship-106497628

Chance Caroline Blankenship, October 2018, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

https://indianafuneralcare.com/obituary/chance-caroline-blankenship

Chance Caroline Blankenship was 25 yrs old, born in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov 26th. 1992. She died unexpectedly on Oct.6th, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Chance went to Warren Township schools, enjoyed dance, singing, swimming & animals.

Chance was preceeded in death by; Grandfather, Leroy Blankenship, Uncle, Ronald Crosby, uncle; Gary Blankenship, Aunt; Kimberly Pope.

She survived by mother, Carla A. Crosby, father Jerry W. Blankenship & Step mother, Jennifer Blankenship, Michael & Codie Lynn Conlin, Grandmothers; Donna Pelcha & Judy Knott.. Aunt, Dawn Clark, Kasey Clark & DaWayne Dillard, uncles; Tommy & Karen Blankenship, Jack Dillard, Tieler Allen Bell Mark Crosby, Kimberly Sanchez, Michael Blankenship,

Services will be announced at a later date.

 

+2018, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/indianapolis-in/emily-blankenship-8101002

Emily Rae Blankenship, age 72, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Thursday December 27, 2018. She was born September 7, 1946 in Miami, Florida to Marion (Bailey) Whidden and Milford Blankenship.

Emily was a member of Bridge Church in Fortville, Indiana and was proud to be retired. She was the matriarch of her family that she loved dearly, especially her favorite child (her cat, Goose). She was a devout Christian and a tissue and bone donor.

Emily was preceded in death by her father, Milford Blankenship and mother, Marion (Bailey) Whidden; son, Kirk Douglas Crouch; and sister, June Betterton.

Emily is survived by her children, Dawn Badger (Randy), Debbie Parkhurst (Doug), Darlene Crain (Paul), and James Barton (Paula); sisters, LouAnn Parrish and Crystal Hagan (JR); grandchildren, Randy Jr., Nicole, Amanda, Megan, Amber, Lori, Wesley, Coleton, Rhett, Tifanee, John, Bethany, Presha, TJ, Levi, and Reghen; and 17 great grandchildren.

A memorial service for Emily will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Bridge Church, 611 Vitality Dr., Fortville, Indiana. www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 14, 2019

Paula Edwinna (Blankenship) Sullivan, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away March 10, 2019. She was born April 27, 1951 in Louisville, KY to the late Paul and Grace "Christine" Blankenship.

Paula was a graduate of Atherton High School in Louisville and attended Peabody College in Tennessee. She was employed by IU Health as a legal assistant. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. She was the soloist for "Call Upon the Lord" directed by Bob McBaine.

Paula was a talented singer and pianist from childhood. She had a love for the Lord and the Catholic Church. She loved to cook, bake, entertain, plan parties, and spend time with her grandchildren and family. She was a living example of kindness, love, and acceptance. Paula was a generous gift giver and always made everyone feel important and loved.

In addition to her parents, Paula was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Blankenship; and grandson, Jonathan Griffin.

Paula is survived by her husband, James Sullivan; son, Mark (Ashley) Hood and daughter, Elizabeth (Matthew) Griffin; granddaughter, Jordan; grandsons, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Hudson; brother, David Blankenship; sister, Pamela Blankenship; step children, James, Brian, Denise, and Ann Marie; 11 step grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:30 am, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 N. Holliday Dr. East, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Interment to follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Marshall

 

+2018, Bourbon, Marshall Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Bertha-J-Blankenship-106298857

Bertha J. Blankenship, February 5, 1939 - July 28, 2018, Bourbon, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bertha J. Blankenship b.15Feb1939 - Etna Green, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTXY-VSS

Relatives - Danny R. Blankenship, Harold David Blankenship, Harold Blankenship, Laurie A. Blankenship.

 

Harold David Blankenship b.06Mar1935 - Etna Green, IN:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTXJ-9HS

Relatives - Bertha J. Blankenship, Danny R. Blankenship, David Blankenship, Harold Blankenship, Laurie A. Blankenship.

 

2015, Culver, Marshall Co., IN, Obituary

Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 21, 2015

Jean Anne Artist, 80, of Culver, passed away on September 18, 2015 at home surrounded by loving family. Jean was born to Harley and Edith (Muffley) Brock on January 9, 1935 in Bourbon, Indiana.

After graduation from Bourbon High School, she married Herman D. Artist on May 23, 1953, who preceded her in death last year after 61 years of marriage. She was a faithful member of Kewanna Church of Christ. Memories of time spent with family and friends were precious to her. Serving others through the sharing of her God given gifts, she was a true example of God's love. She was especially gifted with her sewing and cooking and loved the beauty of God's creation, especially butterflies and rainbows.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Denise A. Blankenship of Spartanburg, SC, Colleen A. Schumacher of Treasure Island, FL, Pamela J. McDonald (Mac, deceased) of Lapaz, IN and Zinnia A. Artist of Lakeville, IN and her son, Anthony (Karen) Artist. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren.

Two sons, Daniel L. and Randy N. Artist preceded her in death along with her parents.

She was a part of the large Brock family whom she loved and adored: Eleanor Caplinger (Bill) both deceased of Mishawaka, W. Arthur Brock deceased (Trudy) of Indianapolis, Bonnie Brown (Howard Lambert & Elmer deceased) of South Bend, Thelma Scott (Merle Miller & Charles deceased) of Warsaw, Argil Brock (Kate) both deceased of Bourbon, Emilie Huffman (Ronald deceased) of Bremen, Karen Schmucker (Harold deceased) of Etna Green, Ward Brock (Becky) both deceased of Kannapolis, NC, Judy Bobb (Sidney) of Plainfield, Rex Brock (Nancy deceased) of Bourbon and Max Brock (Pamela) of Rushville.

A celebration service will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, IN on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Denise A. Blankenship b.13Sep1955 - Spartanburg, SC: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYPQ-Q9C

Relatives - Clark Franklin Blankenship, Cleveland A. Blankenship, Garry F. Blankenship, Gary F. Blankenship, Juliana D. Blankenship.

 

Gary F. Blankenship b.15May1935 - Spartanburg, SC: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KBQ3-446

Relatives - Clark Franklin Blankenship, Cleveland A. Blankenship, Denise A. Blankenship, Garry F. Blankenship, Juliana D. Blankenship.

 

2018, Culver, Marshall Co., IN, Obituary

Pilot-News (Plymouth, IN) - January 3, 2019

Bruce E. Farlow, 69 of Culver passed away at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN] on Thursday Dec. 27. He was born on Dec. 19, 1949.

He is survived by four daughters Toni (Matt) Manikowski, Christine Farlow, Heather (Ryan Cinowski) Fairchild, and Bridgette Blankenship, a sister, Tina (Jim) Hopple; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Per his request, there will be no services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Martin

 

2018, Loogootee, Martin Co., IN, Obituary

The Effingham Daily News, (IL) - July 9, 2018

Floyd E. Goodman Jr., 68, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away on July 7, 2018 in his home after a battle with cancer. He was born to Floyd E Goodman Sr. and Lorraine Carter on January 25, 1950.

Floyd graduated from Effingham High School in 1968. He relocated to Martin County, IN upon his military retirement in 1989. Floyd strived to epitomize the phrase "For God, My Country, and My Family" during his daily life. He placed his faith in Jesus Christ at age 15 and remained faithful throughout the remainder of his life. As a part of this commitment, he served the Lord as a Treasurer and Deacon for his church for many years. To honor his country, Floyd served in the United States Air Force, earning two commendation medals before retiring after twenty years of dedication as a ground radar and airfield specialist. Lastly, he remained true to his love and the vows of marriage to his high school sweetheart, Brenda K. (Cummings) Goodman, for forty-eight years until his death.

In addition to fulfilling each of these commitments, Floyd spent a great deal of time making those around him laugh with his playful sense of humor and slightly sarcastic nature. He also loved sharing the Word of God with others at every opportunity. With the remainder of his free time, he could be found "junking", debating politics, watching Fox News, hiding money from his wife, and spending time with his friends and family.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd E. Goodman Sr. and Lorraine Wilkerson.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Brenda, of Loogootee. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathy (Rich) Baker of Effingham, IL, and sons, Charles (Tasha) and Steve (Cristina) Goodman, of McKinney, TX. Surviving grandchildren are Ashley White (Brandon Balcer), Kolbee Baker, Sierra Blankenship, Emma Goodman, and Brendan Goodman. Surviving great-grandchildren are Aubriana White and Kylan Balcer. Other surviving family members include sisters Tana (Terry) Hazlett, Betty Johnson and brothers, Michael (Tina) Goodman, Terry Goodman, and Cliff (Kari) Goodman, as well as many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00 P.M at Blake Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Williams officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Miami

 

+2016, Peru, Miami Co., IN, Obituary

The Peru Tribune, (IN) - January 9, 2016

Carroll Gene Bankston, 82 [1934], passed away at 3:34 pm on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN]. He was born in Lilbourn, Missouri as an only child to Arthur and Virginia (Blankinship) Bankston, who are both deceased.

He married Betty J. Holding on Jan. 5 1951, and she passed away Dec. 27, 2013.

Surviving are: one son, Curt Bankston (Vicki), two daughters: Pam Clark (Denny) and Marcia Woolley (David Boring). He is also survived by grandchildren Jami Rockenbaugh Edwards, Betsy Rockenbaugh Curtis, Murphy Clark, Cassidy Clark, Rana Rockenbaugh Sturgill; eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and a special friend Pat Wolfe.

Carroll was in the Naval reserves. He earned a business-finance degree and was the owner and operator of Bankston Auto Sales for many years. After retirement he worked at Marco Shores Golf Course in Florida during the winter months and was an avid golfer as well. He was a member of the Peru Maennerchor and enjoyed playing cards with his friends there on Thursday nights. While raising his family, he liked to go boating and camping in his RV and enjoyed motorcycling on his BMW. Mr. Bankston was a 50-year member of Peru Miami Masonic Lodge #67.

Service will at noon Monday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will be also be conducted at Noon Monday. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru with Pastor Lauren Hall officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1940 Census, Ward 3, Tipton, Cicero Twp., Tipton Co., IN,

Bankston, Jack A. 34, M, MO, Head,

Bankston, Virginia 33, F, AR, Wife,

Bankston, Carol Jean 06, M, MO, Son,

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1B4-JC2

 

2016, Peru, Miami Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/William-B.-Blankinship-103281009

William B. Blankinship: March 23, 1939 - February 6, 2016: Peru, Indiana

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Monroe

 

2017, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, Obituary

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) - August 19, 2017

Marjorie S. Counsilman, age 93, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Hearthstone Health Campus. Born in Newark, Ohio, on July 25, 1924, to John and Mary Scrafford.

Marge was the oldest of three daughters. She graduated with honors from Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) High School, initially attended Ohio State University, and later worked toward completing her degree in English at IU. She met her future husband, Jim, a swim star at Ohio State and lifeguard at her hometown pool, when he kicked her out of the pool for eating a candy bar. Afterwards, their relationship quickly evolved into a life-long romance. They married in 1942 and were together until Doc's death in 2004.

Marge was not only a housewife and devoted mother of four, but in all ways a partner in her husband's distinguished career. She helped Doc write and edit his articles and books, managed the family business that included the production, merchandising and distribution of Doc's numerous swim innovations, ran Doc's summer camps, and, perhaps most importantly, became a substitute "Mom" to Doc's collegiate swimmers.

After putting her own children to bed, it wasn't unusual for Marge to spend the rest of the evening typing a paper for one of the swimmers or helping another with an assignment.

Her lasagna parties for the team became legendary. In 2004, to honor this beloved woman for all her contributions to the sport, The International Swimming Hall of Fame named Marge "The Grande Dame of Swimming." A caring, intelligent and fun-loving woman, Marge will not only be missed by her immediate family, but by the many swimmers who still regard her as "Mom."

Locally, Marge was a member and past president of The Bloomington Garden Club and Psi Iota Xi sorority. When her children were swimming for BSC, she ran dozens of swim meets at Bryan Park Pool. More recently, she owned and helped to operate The Loaf and Ladle Restaurant. While still able, she was a gardener, a voracious reader, a gifted writer and a world traveler. The first to admit that swimming was not one of her strong suits, Marge continued her daily swims until the age of 86. When asked about her diligence, she explained, "It's what my husband would have wanted."

Marge is survived by her daughters Cathy Counsilman (Steve Bonner) and Jill Morris (Mike), both of Bloomington; grandchildren Dan DeSalle (Mallori), Chris DeSalle (Kristin), Leslie Blankenship (Kyle), Helen Morris and Jim Morris; and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her sons Jim and Brian, and her husband, James "Doc" Counsilman (former IU Swimming Coach).

No visitation or services are planned.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, Obituary

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) - June 14, 2019

Doris J. (Blankenship) Dougherty, 71, of Bloomington, died Monday.

Service is 1 pm, Monday at the Stoneybrook Community church. Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/bloomington-in/doris-dougherty-8740134

Doris J. Dougherty, age 71, of Bloomington, died Monday (06/10/19) at her residence. Born August 30, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Hosia and Emily (Oller) Blankenship.

She was a member of the Stoneybrook Community Church and Alpha Delta Omega. Doris had formerly worked in her own businesses as a wedding caterer, candy maker and also ran a daycare out of her home.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Terry James Dougherty on May 19, 2017 and to whom she was married to on May 15, 1964, one brother, Johnny Blankenship and her daughter-in-law, Lisa Dougherty.

Doris is survived by her two daughters, Dawn (Brad) Gooch and Tracy Harrison; her son, Matthew Dougherty; two brothers, Donnie (Melva) Blankenship and Hosia (Judy) Blankenship; five sisters, Shirley (Ralph) Malvita, Martha (Bruce) Bostic, Dorothy Talmedge, Loretta (Ronnie) Givans and Kathy (Bud) Deason; eight grandchildren, Nicole (Kenny), Stephanee (Scott), Derrick, Christopher, Shardea (David), Jasmine, Zackary and Jesse, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm, at the Stoneybrook Community Church with Rev. Thomas Horrocks officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

 

+2019, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN, Obituary

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) - June 15, 2019

Doris J. Dougherty, age 71, of Bloomington, died Monday (06/10/19) at her residence. Born August 30, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Hosia and Emily (Oller) Blankenship.

She was a member of the Stoneybrook Community Church and Alpha Delta Omega. Doris had formerly worked in her own businesses as a wedding caterer, candy maker and also ran a daycare out of her home.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Terry James Dougherty on May 19, 2017 and to whom she was married to on May 15, 1964; one brother, Johnny Blankenship; and her daughter-in-law, Lisa Dougherty.

Doris is survived by her two daughters, Dawn (Brad) Gooch and Tracy Harrison; her son, Matthew Dougherty; two brothers, Donnie (Melva) Blankenship and Hosia (Judy) Blankenship ; five sisters, Shirley (Ralph) Malvita, Martha (Bruce) Bostic, Dorothy Talmedge, Loretta (Ronnie) Givans and Kathy (Bud) Deason; eight grandchildren, Nicole (Kenny), Stephanee (Scott), Derrick, Christopher, Shardea (David), Jasmine, Zackary and Jesse; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm, at the Stoney-brook Community Church with Rev. Thomas Horrocks officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Montgomery

 

+2018, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN, Obituary

Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) - September 13, 2018

Laura Ann (Page) Davis, born Sept. 25, 1960, got her wings and went home Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, after a courageous fight with cancer.

Laura was a loving friend to anyone she knew, a proud mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her grandkids. She was a very loving daughter and sister, family was her number one priority. Dan Cline was Laura's pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in North Salem.

She is survived by her parents, Harold and Jean Page of Ladoga; sons, Kris Blankenship and Josh Blankenship, both of New Ross; siblings, Paul Page of Ladoga, Mike (Beth) Page of Crawfordsville and Deb (Dan) Brumfield of Crawfordsville; and grandma Lola's grandchildren, Karter and Cloe Blankenship (mother Claire), Payten Blankenship (mother Meghan), Lilly and William Halsey (mother Amber).

To honor Laura's wishes no funeral services will be held. A celebration of life will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Oct 6 at Old Normal, 100 N. Harrison St., Ladoga. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN, Obituary

Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) - November 15, 2018

Mary Annette (Perkins) Link, 83, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. She was born Jan. 11, 1935, at Crawfordsville, to the late Leslie and Kathlyn L. (Gerold) Perkins.

Mary graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1953 and on May 5, 1957, She worked at RR Donnelley & Sons as a line operator for 41 years and a waitress at the "Y Palace." She was a member of the Waveland Christian Church and enjoyed traveling when she was younger, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She married Edward S. Link. He preceded her in death in 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward; sister Shirley Collins; and four brothers-in-law.

She is survived by son Samual (Jennifer) Link of Crawfordsville; daughters, Luann (Mike) Blankenship of New Ross and Pam (Mark) Davis-Barker of Atlanta, Indiana; sisters, Barbara Leslie of New Ross and Judy (Rick) Kirts of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren, Kris Blankenship , Josh Blankenship , Kim (Jeremiah) Bloss, Kari (Kevin) Templeton, Skylar Davis, Zachary (Alex Winchester) Link and David Link; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 17 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, with Celebrant Amanda Atkins and Pastor Rodney Coffman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Michael D. Blankenship b.Sep1958 - New Ross, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT58-RN6

Relatives - Becky Blankenship, James D. Blankenship, Joshua R. Blankenship, Joshua Blankenship, Luann D. Blankenship, Mike Blankenship, Tamera A. Blankenship.

 

+2017, New Ross, Montgomery Co., IN, Obituary

Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) - June 30, 2017

Irene Lowe, 83, of New Ross passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Williamsburg Health Care, Crawfordsville, [Montgomery Co., IN]. Irene was born Jan. 31, 1934, at Cedar Bluff, Virginia, the daughter of the late Walter Paris and Eva D. (Lester) Shrader.

She married Melvin Lowe. He passed away in 1987. Irene worked as a waitress at the New Ross steakhouse for three years and for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 12 years. She was a member of the Lizton Baptist Church. Irene enjoyed cooking, reading and going to flea markets. She loved her great-grandbabies and her cat Twinkie.

Irene was preceded in death by her son, Terry Lowe; her brother, Buddy Shrader; and her sister, Mildred Blankenship.

Survivors include: her son, Greg Lowe; her brother, Ben Shrader of Bedford, Virginia; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Lowe; her grandchildren, Jerry Siddons and Adam (Monica) Lowe; and her great-grandchildren, Daschel and Huxley Lowe.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at New Ross Cemetery, with Pastor John Fletcher officiating. Porter Funeral Home, Jamestown, has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Morgan

 

2017, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter-Times, (Martinsville, IN) - October 6, 2017

Richard Starr Baldwin, 70, Martinsville, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in the comfort of his own home. He was born Sunday, December 15, 1946, in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Wendell Starr and Ethel (Willoughby) Baldwin

Richard was a sheet metal worker and retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 20. He enjoyed fishing, archery, nature and motorcycling. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved attending races at the Paragon Speedway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roscoe Baldwin.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Roseanna Paulette (Blankenship) Baldwin of Martinsville, whom he married on March 8, 1967. He also leaves behind two daughters, Rachel Ann of Beech Grove and Debra Starr of Cloverdale; five grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Nute.

In honoring his wishes, he will be cremated. There will be no service at this time. Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center has been entrusted with arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Roseanna P. Baldwin b.01Sep1953 Martinsville, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTWR-VN1

Relatives - Debbie Baldwin, Paulette Baldwin, Richard S. Baldwin.

 

+2019, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter-Times, (Martinsville, IN) - February 26, 2019

Franklin LaVerne "Frank" Bridgeman, 82, Martinsville, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, [Marion Co., IN]. He was born on Tuesday, May 5, 1936 in Berryman, Missouri to the late Frank Otto Bridgeman and Susie Mae (Jones) Verme.

Frank was a truck driver for Yellow Freight and retired in 1999. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge, both in Fenton, Missouri. He was an active member of the "Hoosier A's" model A Club.

Frank was also preceded in death by a son, Russell D. Bridgeman.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Inez (Cheatwood) Bridgeman, whom he married on May 14, 1957; son, L. G. Bridgeman of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; sisters, Evelyn Plant, Shirley Blankenship, Marilyn Maupin and husband Jim, and Carolyn Klein and husband Buddy all of Sullivan, Missouri, Debbie Starks and husband Mike of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren, Caleb Bridgeman, Keegan Bridgeman, Quinton Bridgeman, Krisanne Bridgeman and Casey Bridgeman; four great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, on Wednesday at the Costin Funeral chapel with Rev. Ken Hayden officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Nebo Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Shirley Blankenship b.07Mar1941 - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2M3W-SSB

Relatives - Charles Allen Blankenship, Charles Eugen Blankens, Joann M. Blankenship.

 

Charles E. Blankenship b.05Aug1939 - Sullivan, MO: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2M3W-SSL

Relatives - Albright L. Blankenship, Dewey Blankenship, J. Blankenship, Joann M. Blankenship, Joann M. Blankenship, Shirley M. Blankenship, Shirley Mae Blankenshi, Shirley Blankenship.

 

2019, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN, Obituary

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) - September 9, 2019

Claude Ray Egan, 82, Martinsville, passed from this life on Friday, September 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born May 23, 1937 in Bloomington, IN to the late Edward and Julia Egan.

Mr. Egan moved to Morgan County from Monroe County in 1996. He previously worked for the City of Bloomington and later retired from Indiana University where he was custodian. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, as well as working on motorcycles, flea markets and he enjoyed entertaining the children at carnivals and festivals working the duck pond and wearing his duck hat.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tim Egan; daughter, Cathy Spinks; one grandson; and four brothers, Ralph, Roy, Bob and David Egan.

Claude leaves behind a host of loving family including his wife whom he married on May 23, 1996, Frances E. (Beals) Egan of Martinsville; son, Rick Bennett (wife, Kay) of Ellettsville; daughter, Debbie (Bennett) Chandler (husband, David) of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Sherry Egan of Mitchell, IN; step-sons, Rick Blankenship of TN, Michael Blankenship of Granger, IN and Bruce Blankenship of CO; seven grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren.

Funeral service at 1:00 pm. on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019, at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center in Martinsville. He will be laid to rest at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Monrovia, Morgan Co., IN, Obituary

The Reporter-Times, (Martinsville, IN) - September 21, 2016

Lonnie Davis, 65, of Monrovia, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior at 8:40pm, on Sunday, September 18, 2016, while in the comfort of his own home and surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Jamestown, KY, on January 16, 1951, to the late Kirby Leonard and Mary Ada (Connor) Davis.

Lonnie attended school in Indianapolis at Arsenal Tech and was a dedicated, hardworking and proud employee at General Motors in Indianapolis; serving 33 years in the UAW before retiring in 2006. A humble, faithful servant, Lonnie was a member and deacon at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, Hall. In addition, he was a talented guitarist and held several bookings where he enjoyed playing country music for private parties and local events at the Eagles, VFW and Legions.

Previously residing in Indianapolis, Lonnie and his wife, Sue moved to Morgan County fifteen years ago. Lonnie referred to it as God's Paradise. He loved living in the country, being outdoors and gardening around the house. Despite his conservative and old fashioned ways with an instilled frugal demeanor, Lonnie was involved with and occasionally donated to the Morgan County Habitat for Humanity. A true gentleman, he possessed a large heart and was known to share his warm, comforting smile with others. Passionate for all of God's creations, Lonnie embraced the simple things in life by showing kindness and care to people, animals, and nature. His interest in music and guitar skills has inspired and touched several people throughout the years. Lonnie can be referred to as "One of The Good Guys." He will be deeply missed by a host of loving friends, family members and church family.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Laura Jean Davis and two infant siblings.

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Susan "Sue" (Hatfield) Davis of Monrovia; to whom he was united in marriage on November 19, 1968; children, Darlene Davis of Florida, Jason Davis of Texas and Jeremey Davis of Indianapolis; siblings, Leon, Larry, Lavonne Blankenship, Loretta, Leslie, and Jeffrey Davis all of Indianapolis, Jane Huff of Alaska, Lisa and Destry Davis of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Clint, Tyler, Alex, Noah, Nicolas, Ariel, Donna and Maddie; 2 great grandchildren and one on the way.

A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11am, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Light Memorial & Funeral Chapel, Monrovia. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hall.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Noble

 

2015, Avilla, Noble Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on Dec. 21, 2015

Geraldean "Granny" Ramey, 90, formerly of Stroh, died December 18, 2015 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. She was born March 28, 1925 in Boleyn, Kentucky to the late Reece and Nancy (Conley) Boleyn.

She married Tandy "Papa" Ramey on Jan. 13, 1944 in Knott County, Kentucky. A proud Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan, she loved her flowers, raising her grandchildren, cooking and caring for others.

Granny previously mourned the loss of many family members including her husband; a son, James Ramey; one grandson, Andy Ramey; one great-grandson, Rusty Wallace; one great-great granddaughter, Cherish Mae Tuttle; her best friend, Vonda Collins; her beloved nephews Earnest "Bud" Bolen, Glenn Ramey, and Tandy Mullett; five brothers and two sisters, Loya Bolen, Theodore Bolen, Ramon Bolen, Robert Bolen, Andy Bolen, Una Bolen and Ada Scarberry.

Granny was a larger than life character whom you had to meet just to believe she existed. To her, everyone was family, from friends and coworkers to neighbors and community members. Her food fed many mouths and she put clothes on many backs. Whatever Granny had, she shared it with others from wisdom to the last dollar in her pocket.

Granny is survived by two daughters, Ada Sue (Michael) Criswell of Wolcottville and Wilma Miller of Kendallville; her guardian and grandson, Andrew Criswell (Justin Duncan) of South Bend; a daughter-in-law, Janice Ramey; a sister, Maxine Gibson of Willard, Ohio; sixteen grandchildren, Gary (Laramie) Ramey, Larry (Deb) Ramey, Barry(Teri) Hepner, Kenneth (Sherri) Ramey, Rodney (Paula) Ramey, Margaret (Mike) Blankenship, James (Rhonda) Conley, Carol (Johnny) Torrez, Richard Conley, Donald Conley, Finley (Dee) Conley, Jeremy Miller, Nicholas Miller, Brandy Conley, and Cory Conley; twenty five great-grandchildren; and seventeen great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

A special celebration of life will be held Tues., Dec. 22 from 1-7 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Graveside services will take place Wed., Dec. 23, at Woodruff Memorial Gardens in Woodruff. Family and friends will meet at Hite Funeral Home at 11 a.m. and there will be a funeral procession to the cemetery for a graveside service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Kimmell, Noble Co., IN, Obituary

Published in The Post and Mail on Mar. 4, 2016

Eddie LeRoy Gawthrop, 66, of Kimmell, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, [Elkhart Co., IN]. Born Sept. 5, 1949 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Thurman and Bonnie Gawthrop.

He grew up in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1969. At the age of 9, Eddie had a paper route and went on to work for Weatherhead after high school. He retired after 30 years and also worked from 2005 until 2014 at Keystone when he retired for the second time.

Eddie had met Elsa Lopez at Maple Leafe. They were married March 22, 2014. Before his dad passed away they would hunt and fish together. In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, cutting wood, tending to his fruit trees, spending time with his family, playing with his puppies and raising chickens. He also enjoyed taking his wife for a ride on his Harley Davidson and restoring his Camaro cars. Eddie was a member of the Sons of American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Elsa Gawthrop; mother, Bonnie Whittecar, of Columbia City; sister, Linda (Frank) Maggard, of Columbia City; daughter, Deanne (Roderick) Blankenship, of Leesburg; son, Stoney Gawthrop, of North Webster; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 1 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 5 DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City, with his service starting at 5 p.m.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Wolcottville, Noble Co., IN, Funeral

Published in KPCNews on May 1, 2017

Eddie Blankenship, 77, of Wolcottville died Saturday April 29, 2017 at home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville, IN. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's edition.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Eddie Blankenship b.17Feb1940 - Wolcottville, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJW8-C8YR

Relatives - Keith Blankenship, Larry D. Blankenship, Leann Blankenship, Michelle Blankenship, Nevelene N. Blankenship.

 

+2017, Wolcottville, Noble Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituary.php?id=1183

Eddie Blankenship, 77, of Wolcottville died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 5:02 p.m. in his residence with his family at his side. He was born February 17, 1940, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to William and Mattie (Moore) Blankenship.

On December 23, 1961, in Pikeville, Kentucky, he married Nevelene Newsome. She survives in Wolcottville. Mr. Blankenship moved to this area in 1961, coming from Kentucky. He retired after 36 years from Morgan Olson in Sturgis, Michigan. Eddie enjoyed fishing, painting bird houses, and working puzzles. But, most of all, he dearly loved his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Henry Blankenship, Mitch Blankenship, Condy Blankenship, and Feddie Blankenship; seven sisters, Delphia Gayheart, Elsie Gayheart, Ellie Hamilton, Alley Wiley, Maxie Stambaugh, Annie Hamilton, and Tina Bolton; and three infant siblings that died at birth.

Also surviving are a daughter, Patty Duty of Wolcottville; a son, Larry (Luckie Lackey) Blankenship of LaGrange; five grandchildren, Keith (Karen) Blankenship, Candace (Derek) Gayheart, Zack Wolf, Tabatha (Lee Prater) Parker, and JT Duty; 12 great-grandchildren, Terance, Lydia, Norman, Cameron, Allyssa, Zoe, Lucas, Angel, Greysen, Amelia, Gavin, and Lane; and a brother, Levi Blankenship of McDowell, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Elder Harvey Tuttle and Elder Morris Wicker of Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Travis Blankenship, Ryan Blankenship, Keith Blankenship, J. T. Duty, Derek Gayheart, Lee Prater, and Terance Blankenship.

 

+2017, Wolcottville, Noble Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on July 19, 2017

Nevelene Blankenship, 73, of Wolcottville died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 6 a.m. in her residence with her family at her side. She was born January 31, 1944, in Teaberry, Kentucky, to Jay Lee and Annie (Hall) Newsome.

On December 23, 1961, in Pikeville, Kentucky, she married Eddie Blankenship. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2017. Mrs. Blankenship moved to this area in 1961, coming from Kentucky. She retired from HRO in Wolcottville. Nevelene enjoyed her family.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in law, Phylistene (Charlie) Mitchell and Madeline (Kinnel) Mitchell; a brother, Arnold Newsome; and a sister-in-law, Margery Adams Newsome.

Surviving are a daughter, Patty Duty of Wolcottville; a son, Larry (Luckie Lackey) Blankenship of LaGrange; five grandchildren, Keith (Karen) Blankenship, Candace (Derek) Gayheart, Zack Wolf, Tabatha (Lee Prater) Parker and JT Duty; 12 great-grandchildren, Terance, Lydia, Norman, Cameron, Allyssa, Zoe, Lucas, Angel, Greysen, Amelia, Gavin and Lane; three sisters, Ruthie (Harvey) Tuttle of LaGrange, Charlene (Carlos) Hoover of Warsaw and Emma Grace Emery of Kentucky; two brothers, Clyde (June) Newsome of Wolcottville and Klinon (Ruby) Newsome of Kentucky; and a sister-in-law, Lois Newsome of Kentucky.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Elder Harvey Tuttle and Elder Morris Wicker of Little Flossie Old Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be JT Duty, Gary Newsome, Zack Wolf and Cameron Zervos. Active pallbearers will be Travis Blankenship, Keith Blankenship, Derek Gayheart, Lee Prater, Terance Blankenship, Eugene Newsome and Jason Newsome.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Orange

 

2017, Orleans, Orange Co., IN, Obituary

The Times-Mail, (Bedford, IN) - September 25, 2017

Lee Roy Burton, 81, of Orleans, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Paoli Health and Living Community, [Paoli, Orange Co., IN]. He was born May 20, 1936, in Orleans, the son of Roy and Mildred (Toliver) Burton.

He married Mary Alice (Gray) Burton on April 2, 1952, and she survives. He was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist Church; was a farmer; and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kim Burton; two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice of Orleans; two daughters, Diana (John) Love and Tammy (Larry) Tolbert, both of Orleans; two sisters, Ruthie Pate of Kokomo and Linda Blankenship of Port Charlotte, Fla.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Horeb Cemetery in Orleans.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Owen

 

+2017, Spencer, Owen Co., IN, Obituary

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) - August 14, 2017

Thomas A. Strunk, 76, of Spencer, passed away at his residence on August 12, 2017. Tom was born in Owen County, Indiana, on January 16, 1941, to Otis and Elsie Mae (Malone) Strunk.

Tom was a veteran of the United States Navy and belonged to the Spencer V.F.W. Tom retired from the Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis after working 42 years.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Brenda (Summitt) Strunk; both parents; and siblings, Lucy Makranz, Linda Blankenship, Kathy Strunk and Tresa Strunk.

Tom is survived by his children, Deborah (Mike) Walters of Bloomington, Indiana, and Thomas A. Strunk II, of Monee, Illinois; siblings, James (Brenda) Strunk, Sue (Fred) Terrell, Helen (David) Adkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer, Indiana. Brother Terry McDaniel will officiate. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery, Spencer, with military graveside rites.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, Spencer, Owen Co., IN, Obituary

Spencer Evening World (IN) - October 21, 2019

James "Jim" Oakley Strunk, 76, of Spencer passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 17, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born on February 21, 1943 in Oolitic, IN to Otis and Elsie (Malone) Strunk.

Jim graduated from Spencer High School. He served in the United State Navy from 1961-1963 and retired from Otis Elevator after 36 years of service. Jim loved all activities outdoors including hunting and fishing. He enjoyed woodworking and was always working on a project. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed dearly.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, son Ben Oakley Strunk, siblings Lucy Macranze, Linda Blankenship, Tom Strunk, Kathy Strunk and Tricia Strunk.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Strunk of Spencer, IN; son, James E. Strunk (Micki) of Spencer, IN; stepson, David Clark (Kristi) of Brazil, IN; stepdaughter, Lisa Smith (Michael) of Spencer, IN; daughter-in-law, Cassie Strunk of Spencer, IN; sisters, Helen Adkins and Sue Terrell; grandchildren, Ashley Fleetwood (Mitchell), Cody Strunk (Shelby), Stephanie Clark, Elijah Clark, Wyatt Clark, Kayla Featherston, Justin Featherston, Montanna Strunk, Kyah Schraub and Aaliyah Duncan.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, IN with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery with military rites provided by the Owen County Veterans Honor Guard.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Spencer, Owen Co., IN, Obituary

Spencer Evening World (IN) - November 25, 2019

Sandra L. DeBurger, 75, of Spencer, formerly of Brownstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. She was born in Greenwood, Indiana on July 16, 1944 to Thomas W. Duncan and Mildred B. (Meecham) Duncan.

Sandra graduated in Florida from Southwest Miami High School in 1962. She retired from Sylvania in Seymour, Indiana and was a Longaberger Consultant. She loved Nascar, camping in Florida and decorating.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, second husband, Paul DeBurger, and one brother, Joeseph W. Duncan.

Sandra is survived by her first husband, Alvin L. Smith; children, Thomas M. Burton of Kentucky, Constance and husband Sean Smith-Hunt-Dennis of Canada, Holly Wagner (Tom Ranard) of Indiana; four step-daughters, Shannon Rapp of Colorado, Monica Blankenship of Colorado, Patricia Egenlauf of Nevada, Lisa DeBurger of Indiana; two step-sons, Dale DeBurger of Indiana, Donald DeBurger of Florida; one brother, Thomas Duncan, Jr. of Florida; one sister, Martha Duncan-Keaton of Florida; grandchildren, Jared Prater, Kayla and husband Jay Childers, Olivier Smith, Connor Wagner, Gabriel DeBurger, Jacob DeBurger, Andi Allman, Rusty Reynolds, Tesa Volpe, Lynnea Marin; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Paisley, Halle, Wyatt, Kristofer, Lukas, Bryce, Gracie, Chesney, Marley, Paxston, Ariana; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer. Burial will be at 3:00 pm, Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery , 1977 South State Road 135, Greenwood, Indiana, 46143.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Perry

 

2015, Tell City, Perry Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Perry County News on Jan. 22, 2015

Ethel M. Duke, 80, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. She was born in Tell City on Jan. 7, 1935. Her parents were the late Kirby and Christina (Layman) Riley.

Also preceding her in death were a sister, Laura King; her brothers, Charles, Eugene and Paul Riley, and a brother, in infancy, and a grandson, Chad Embry.

Ethel was united in marriage Jan. 4, 1953, in Tell City, to Eugene Duke. They were married for 61 years. She retired from General Electric in 1995, after 27 years of service. Ethel enjoyed sewing, cooking, listening to country music and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Eugene Duke; her children, Larry Duke (Kathy), Susie Abney (Lewis) and Dorothy Davis (Rick); sisters, Regina Hempfling and Dora Senn; her brothers, Dennis and Donald Riley; her grandchildren, Jim Whalen, Shannon Blankenship, Gary Davis, Penny Damin and Jasmine Board and her great grandchildren, Alex, Kennedy, Chloe, Emma Ethan, Maeson, Andi, Shelby, Maggie, Hayley, Gracie, Chase and Seth.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Arlie Brock will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2016, Tell City, Perry Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Perry County News on Sept. 15, 2016

Eugene "Big Duke" Duke, 82, passed away Sept. 13, 2016, at The Heartford House in Owensboro, [Daviess Co.,] Ky. He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in McQuady, Ky. to the late Cycle and Florence (Hockenberry) Duke.

He had worked at Fischer's Packing House in Louisville and Tell City Chair Co. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, spending time with his family, his dog Katie and visiting with family and friends.

Eugene was united in marriage on Jan. 14, 1953, to the former Ethel Riley, who precedes him in death in 2015. Also preceding him in death are his wife, Ethel Duke; grandson, Chad Embry; brothers, Denver, Bobby, Dallas and Ernest Duke.

Eugene is survived by a son; Larry (Kathy) Duke; daughters, Dorothy (Rick) Davis and Susie (Lewis) Abney, all of Tell City; brothers, Howard (Catherine) Duke of Louisville, Ky., Harvey (Verna) Duke and Eddie (Pat) Duke, both of Tell City; a sister, Ruby Bolin of Tell City; grandchildren, Jim Whalen, Shannon Blankenship, Gary Davis, Penny Damin and Jasmine Board and great grandchildren, Alex, Kennedy, Chloe, Emma, Ethan, Maeson, Andi, Shelby, Maggie, Haley, Gracie, Chase and Seth.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Pastor Arlie Brock will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Porter

 

2015, Chesterton, Porter Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Post Tribune on May 15, 2015

Bryan Charles Borrmann, 50 of Chesterton passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015. He was born July 3, 1964 in Gary, IN, son of Kent and Joanne (Aeschilman) Borrmann.

Bryan graduated from Crown Point High School and attended Norte Dame University. He had worked for 23 years as a supervisor/team leader at Gortrac in Valparaiso.

On July 1, 1995 in Hobart, Bryan married Kelly J. Blankinship who survives along with their children, Bry'lee and Kaden Borrmann; father, Kent Borrmann; and 2 brothers, Jeff and Steve Borrmann; and his nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne and brother, Tracy.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 18th at 7:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. Memorial

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Posey

 

+2018, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ronald-Eugene-Blankenship-106683991

Ronald Eugene Blankenship, December 23, 1939 - December 21, 2018, Mount Vernon, Indiana

He was a Veteran in the United States Army and later worked as a security officer for Comaier for 30 years.

No Funeral Services and Burial will be Private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Mount Vernon, Posey Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.boonefuneralhome.net/notices/Ronald-Blankenship

Ronald Eugene Blankenship, age 79, of Mount Vernon, IN, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018, at home. He was born December 23, 1939, in Evansville, IN, to Willard and Margaret Ann Miller.

Ronald was a Veteran in the United States Army and later worked as a security officer for Comaier for 30 years. Ronald was an avid member of The Fraternal Order of the Owls and The Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Evansville.

He is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Sandra (Waters) Blankenship; daughter, Kathy Blankenship; and brothers, Willard Junior Blankenship and Robert Blankenship.

He is survived by his sons, Brian A. Blankenship and Mark A. Blankenship, grandsons, Brian D. Blankenship and Robert Blankenship; and great granddaughter, Dakota Blankenship.

No Funeral Services and Burial will be Private. Boone Funeral Home East Chapel Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.

 

Pulaski

 

+2018, Winamac, Pulaski Co., IN, Obituary

Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) - June 18, 2018

Thomas Edmond "Tom" Murray, 85, Winamac, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his daughter's home in Winamac. Tom was born May 13, 1933, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kokomo to the late Thomas L. and Marguerite Trottier Murray.

Tom was a 1951 graduate of Winamac High School. He went on to join the U.S. Army in 1952 during the Korean Conflict where he served in Japan and Korea for two years. Upon his return, he met Thelma L. Mocherman of Flora, IN and they were married Sept. 29, 1956.

Tom's family moved to Winamac when he was 5 so he could attend St. Peter's parochial school. He later served as a member of the St. Peter's Parish Council and president for two years. He participated in 10 years of 4-H, went on to become a leader and served on the Pulaski County Fair Board for 10 years. Tom was the first chairman of the Miss Pulaski County Queen Pageant and organized the Winamac chapter of Jaycees, where he served as president for two years. Tom was one of the original trustees of the Pulaski Memorial Hospital during its construction, was a foundation member for five years, and served on the PMH Board for 10 years.

Tom had a passion for life. He particularly held a passion for family and his Irish heritage. Another one of his loves was farming, which led him to grow and distill mint in addition to other crops and raise animals over the years. He loved his peppermint fields! He was the first farmer in the county to farm no-till and 20" rows. After retiring from farming, Tom managed the Winamac Co-operative Elevator for five years and operated his own realty office for 10 years. He also was a transporter for the Pulaski County Food Pantry.

Tom was a lifelong enthusiast for the Winamac schools, especially attending his children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's events. Tom was named to Who's Who Among Outstanding Young Men of America, received the Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Award and was later a recipient of the local Halleck Award. He was a member of the Winamac VFW and American Legion. Tom enjoyed playing golf, poker, blackjack, and cards with friends and family. He was an avid race fan and often attended the Indianapolis 500. He had a love for travel; taking his family on several trips. Tom and Thelma saw many parts of the world while they were young and able to enjoy. Tom and Thelma passed on their wanderlust to their children and grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; and great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Collins.

He is survived by two sons, Tom J. Murray and Tim (Joan) Murray; one daughter, Theresa (Patrick) Blankenship; two brothers, Jim (Rita) Murray and Robert (Suzanne) Murray; nine grandchildren, Jamie Murray (Mike Craft), Amy Murray, Anne (Kent) Wamsley, Wade Berger, Chance Blankenship, Emerald Blankenship, Madeline Murray, Mary (Travis) Werner, Max Murray; five great-grandchildren, Robert Collins, Laini Joseph, Kamden Long, Baylor Fritz and Isaiah Wamsley; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be at 11am (EDT) Saturday, June 23, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac with the Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter's Cemetery in Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Putnam

 

+2016, Roachdale, Putnam Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?CFID=2bb2cd75-cf20-40f3-a72e-a182831dbbdb&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=3835830&fh_id=10386

Carrie Dean Warren, 83, of Roachdale, IN, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Hendricks Regional Health [Danville, Hendricks Co., IN]. She was born October 28, 1932 in Barnard, IN, daughter of the late Jesse and Elsie (Roe) Gordon.

She was a member of Evangelistic Full Gospel Church. Carrie liked decorative painting, flowers, birds and doing yardwork.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Lloyd Warren, son, Daniel Warren and brother-in-law, Darrell Riddell.

She is survived by her sons, Willard Warren of Poland, IN and William (Sue) Warren of Greencastle, daughter, Darla (Brian) Poynter of New Maysville, sisters, Margaret (Cecil) Blankenship of Jamestown, Betty Riddell of Crawfordsville and Joan Spielberger of Crawfordsville, daughter-in-law, Debbie Warren of Portland Mills,14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.

There will be a private family service and burial. Arrangements have been entrusted to Porter Funeral Home, North Salem, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Randolph

 

+2019, Ridgeville, Randolph Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.walkerswinchester.com/obits/obituary.php?id=678946

Vernon L. Blankenship, Jr., 70, of Ridgeville, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at his home. He was born on March 27, 1949, in Hillsboro, IL, to Vernon L. Blankenship, Sr. and Erma (Vogel) Wysong.

Vernon was a 1967 graduate of Winchester Community High School. He retired after 43 years from Anchor Hocking Glass. Vernon enjoyed fishing, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with his dogs. He also enjoyed cutting and splitting wood and watching westerns.

Vernon was preceded in death by his father, Vernon L. Blankenship, Sr.; a grandson, Quentin Blankenship; and a sister, Teresa Cline.

Vernon is survived by his mother, Erma Wysong of Winchester; a son, Lynn (Lori) Blankenship of Ridgeville; a daughter, Jamie Jenkinson of Ridgeville; a brother, Jeff Blankenship of Winchester; two sisters, Laura (Jeff) Kindred of Winchester and Christina (Charlie) Sloan of Indian Lakes, FL; four grandchildren, Kynlee Blankenship, Megan Jenkinson, Jordan Jenkinson, and Peyton Jenkinson; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate Vernons life will be at 3:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery.

 

+2017, Union City, Randolph Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Winchester News-Gazette on Jan. 21, 2017

Joyce Cline, 66, of Union City, Ind., passed away at her residence Thursday, January 19, 2017. She was born January 21, 1950 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late James and Dorothy (Harrison) Mills.

Joyce was a registered nurse at the Union City Hospital, Reid Hospital, and Randolph County Hospital for 30 years.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bob Mills; and a sister Karen Meier.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Tom W. Cline; children, Stacie (Mike) King of Union City, Ind. and Mike (fiance' Tami Stone) Cline of Anderson; grandchildren, Natasha, Kristen, Shelby and Aaron King, Conrad Cline; siblings, Caroline (Wilbur) Petitjean of Versailles, Ohio, Bill Mills of Richmond, Jim Mills of Glen Karn, Ohio, Ron Mills of Hollansburg, Ohio and Rhonda (Terry) Blankenship of West Alexandria, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service is 2 p.m. Sunday at New Lisbon Christian Church with the Rev. Sam Davenport officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Terry L. Blankenship b.20Jul1961 - West Alexandria, OH: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KRYD-CJB

Relatives - Holly P. Blankenship, Rhonda J. Blankenship.

 

+2015, Winchester, Randolph Co., IN, Obituary

The Commercial Review, (Portland, IN) Date: January 15, 2015

C. Thayer Wysong, 85, Winchester, died Monday at his home. He was the stepfather of a Ridgeville man. Born in Winchester to Edgar and Marjorie (Hurst) Wysong, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Irma Wysong.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter; two step daughters; two step sons, including Vernon Blankenship Jr., Ridgeville; a brother; several step grandchildren; two nephews; and a niece.

No services will be held. Arrangements were handled by Oswalt Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Winchester.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Rush

 

2015, Rushville, Rush Co., IN, Obituary

Rushville Republican (IN) Date: January 4, 2015

Clemma G. Wenger Conroy, 98, of Rushville, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 22, 1916 at home, Honey Creek Twp., Delaware County, Iowa, she was the only daughter of Edward C. and Laura M. (Egger) Wenger, both deceased.

On Sept. 1, 1944, she married Joseph H. Conroy, deceased. Mrs. Conroy was a 1934 graduate of Monticello High School, Monticello, Iowa. She graduated from the Central Iowa Business College in 1935, Marshalltown, Iowa. She had clerical jobs upon graduation in Marshalltown, Iowa.

In 1942, she decided to move to Denver, Colorado, in part for the adventure and for the opportunities that could be found in a bigger city. In Denver, she was an administrative secretary at the Lindsay Lumber and Supply Company. In the year 1943, Clemma met PFC Joseph Conroy, the love of her life, at a USO dance at the Rainbow Ball Room in Denver. Joe and Clemma were married Sept. 1, 1944, in Rushville. They returned to Denver area for a year then Clemma moved back to Monticello, Iowa with her parents until Joe was discharged from the Army-Air Force in 1946. They moved to Rushville that same year, and took up permanent residence to raise their family. Joe and his brother, Kenny Conroy, formed a partnership to start the family business Conroy's Supermarket in 1946 -1976. Clemma was a member of St. Mary Church, St. Mary Sodality, Gingham Gals Home Ec Club, St. Mary Belles, and a former Girl Scout Leader.

Survivors include one son, Jack Conroy (and wife Carol) of New Carrollton, MD; three daughters, Marcia (Mrs. James Blankenship ) of Granite City, IL; Beth Conroy ( her partner, Beth Ann Stelmach) of St. Louis, MO; and Jane (Mrs. Donald Alt) of Fishers; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Clemma was a devout and, faith filled woman who cherished her family and treasured her friends. Her love of music and playing the piano remained a constant in her life. She was a life-long learner and challenged herself to try new things at every stage of her life. In spite of her deafness, Clemma was the best listener, she would give you her undivided attention and wanted to know all about what was going on in your world. She was a constant encourager for all of her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville, with Rev. Jeremy Gries officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Rushville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

James C. Blankenship b.24Jul1945 Grant City, IL; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K11J-2JN

 

Saint Joseph

 

+2016, Granger, Saint Joseph Co., IN Obituary

Published in South Bend Tribune from July 21 to July 22, 2016

Jesse Dale Lowery, 86, passed away peacefully July 19, 2016. He was born November 17, 1929, to the late Jess and Gretta (Minor) Lowery.

Dale proudly served our country in the Army as Sergeant 1st class, tank commander and platoon leader in the Korean War. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Scottish Rite Lodge of South Bend, and the Orak Shrine in Michigan City. He was known by all as kind and generous, and a smart businessman. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.

After the passing of his first wife and mother of his children, Joan Porter Lowery, Dale was given a second chance at love. On August 24, 1985, he married Louise (Weaver) Ferguson. She survives. Two brothers, Clinton and Noble, and four sisters, Bernice and Wilma Donoho and Wava and Alma Blankenship, also preceded him in death.

Also left to cherish his memory are four sons, Duane Lowery of New Carlisle, Steven Lowery of Granger, Danial (Laurie) Lowery of Marysville, IN, and Shawn Lowery of Fort Meyers, FL; two stepchildren, Kenny Ferguson of Portage, IN, and Kari Po of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Freda (Ronald) Shafer of Texico, IL, and Patsy Weems of Mt. Carmel, IL; and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday at the McGann Hay Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb 11, 2017

Bryan Lee McMillen, 59, residing in Mishawaka passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at his home. Bryan was born on January 23, 1958 in South Bend and has been a lifelong resident of this area.

Bryan is survived by his mother, Vivian Blankenship of South Bend; sisters, Tam (Greg) Wadsworth and Kathe McMillen, both of South Bend; brothers, Percy McMillen of South Bend, and Charles (Kristi) McMillen of Mishawaka; girlfriend, Desiree Tacy of Mishawaka; uncle, Gary Kurtz of Granger; aunt, Rosemary (Ron) Grabowski of Granger; several nieces and nephews; and five pet dogs.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2017, Notre Dame, St. Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Constance-Julia-Froning-104477902

Constance Julia Froning, April 20, 1928 - February 16, 2017, Notre Dame, Indiana

Constance Julia Froning, age 88 passed away February 16, 2017, at Holy Cross Village, Notre Dame, IN. She was born April 20, 1928 in East Chicago, Indiana, daughter of Leo and Julia Luczak.

She graduated from Purdue University in 1949 with a degree in pharmacy. She married Henry B. Froning Jr. May 2, 1952 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in South Bend.

Connie was a devoted and loving mother and wife, always full of pride for her children and would often marvel out loud at how lucky she was to have found Hank. Even in declining health, Connie continued to have a kind soul and her nurturing, outgoing and friendly character was beautifully magnified for all to enjoy.

Connie is survived by her husband and their children Melinda Wiebush (James), Henry Bernhardt Froning III (Barney) and Kim Weber, Rebecca Kirby (Jeffery), Kurt Froning (Linda), Regina Julien, Mary Froning and Constance White. She also cherished her grandchildren Molly and Amanda Wiebush, Lee Bennett and Sarah Blankenship, Caroline and Anastasia Froning, Daniel, Margret and Thomas Julien, Kyle and Joseph White, Sarah Herrmann, Justin Zimmerman and Derek and Dustin Kirby, also by her seven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday February 21, 10:00 am, followed by the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Our Lady of Holy Cross Chapel at Dujarie House, Notre Dame, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

http://mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com/obit_indiv.asp?obit_id=2041

Michelle Lee Blankenship, 43 of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 7:16 pm Sunday, January 4, 2015 in her residence. On March 29, 1971, she was born in LaPorte, Indiana to James E. and Mary L. (Lashure) White.

Living most of her life in Westville, Michelle moved to Warsaw in 2000. She worked for various restaurants as a manager, most recently King Gyros Restaurant in South Bend, Indiana. She was a happy, loving person, who never met a stranger.

Michelle is survived by two sons, Michael Anthony Lewis, Silver Lake and Travis James (and spouse Brittany) Lewis, Mentone; her parents, James E. and Mary L. White, Silver Lake; four sisters, Phyllis (and spouse Lawrence) Metcalf, LaPorte, Teresa Lambert, Silver Lake, Jessica (and spouse Danny) Thompson, Mentone and Barbara Miller, Tennessee; one brother, Wayne Marty (and spouse Julie) White, Mentone; three grandchildren, Connor Lewis, Nyla Lewis and Jackson Lewis; and her nephew, Ty Wayne Brown, Silver Lake. She is also survived by several extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Edna White and her maternal grandparents, Wayne and Audrey Lashure.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2015 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Pastor Joe Lambert officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN Obituary

South Bend Tribune (IN) Date: July 19, 2015

Craig Carl Hughes, 57, passed away at 9:04 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in his residence. Craig was born April 17, 1958, in South Bend, to the late John and Marjorie (Dickey) Hughes.

Craig was also preceded in death by nieces & nephews, Michael, Danielle and Dawn.

Craig is survived by brothers, Donald (Penny) Hughes, Robert Leroy (Patricia) Hughes, Jeffery (Stephanie) Hughes and John (Demalynn) Hughes Jr.; sisters, Debbie M. (Rick) Dresser and Tammy Blankenship; nieces and nephews, Jamie, Loren, Jessica, Zachary, R J, Jeremy, Katelyn, Joy, Darby, Monica, Bryan and Dreama Hughes.

Craig worked at AM General for 30 years before retiring in January. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was a collector of many things.

Visitation is 2-8 pm Monday, July 20, 2015, in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Rd.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 27, 2017

Jeffery Woody Morris 61 passed away in his home on Tuesday January 24, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana from Cancer. Jeffery was born on August 19, 1955 in South Bend to Chester and Leona Morris.

He attended Washington High School from 1969 to 1973. He served in the United States Army from 1980 to 1986. After moving back to South Bend in 1989, he married Dawn Maggart in 1994 and worked for Sam's Club for over twenty five years. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. His favorite hobby, though was providing strength, courage, inspiration, wisdom and laughter to his loved ones. He did so endlessly and selflessly until his passing.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Chester and Leona Morris of South Bend and his first Wife, Dreama Blankenship of Dallas Texas.

Jeffery is survived by his Wife, Dawn Morris of South Bend; his Sons, Justin Morris of Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Wolf of South Bend; Daughter, Angelina Angie Wolf of South Bend. His Sister, Michelle Missy Heritz of South Bend and five Grandchildren.

Cobb Funeral Home of South Bend was entrusted with the care of Mr. Morris.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Service on Friday January 27, 2017 at 3:00PM at The St Joseph Funeral Home on Mayflower Road.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

The La Porte County Herald-Argus, (IN) - August 21, 2017

Marjorie Rood, 68, of South Bend passed away peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. She was at Darden Homes, South Bend, Indiana, with her loving family by her side. Marjorie was born on Jan. 23, 1949, in Logan, West Virginia, to Kirby and Margaret (Gore) Davis.

Marjorie was a frame maker at Thandhart-Burger.

She was preceded by her parents; siblings, Betty Jo Davis, Peggy Curnutte (Twin Sister), Oramae Lloyd, Rosella Blankenship, Estella Desmond, Charles "Joe" Davis, Joseph Davis, Jacob "Jake" Davis and grandson, Loren Blankenship III.

Surviving are her beloved children, Dean (Michelle) Sansom of La Porte, Indiana, Terry (Randy) Collins of Albany, Wisconsin, Jennifer Collins of Mishawaka, Indiana and Loren (Angela) Blankenship of Greensboro, North Carolina; grandchildren, Cody Woody, Brittany Woody, Tyler Collins, Kristen Collins, Philip Feilds, Jr, Chelsea Feilds, Ricky Sansom and Matt Sansom; great-grandchildren, Nathan Hopkins and Madison Sansom; sisters, Lorene White and Susan "Myrtle" Mullins, both of West Virginia; brothers, Kirby Davis, Jr. of West Virginia and Cecil Davis of Michigan City; partner of 37 years, Douglas Rood of La Porte as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon (CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, with Pastor Robert Vale officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Loren Blankenship, Jr. - b.01Sep1968 - South Bend, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29F6-MBT

Relatives - Blankenship Lynn, Jo A. Blankenship, Joanna L. Blankenship, Susan M. Blankenship.

 

+2018, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

South Bend Tribune (IN) - July 8, 2018

Robert J. Leszczynski, 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Bud was born November 14, 1930, two months after his father passed, in South Bend to Edward and Bernice (Lenczowski) Leszczynski.

Bud proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired in 1989 from the United States Post Office where he was a letter carrier for 34 years. Bud was also a member of VFW #9820 and the NALC (National Assoc. of Letter Carriers). He played and coached 16 inch slow pitch softball, and bowled in leagues and tournaments. Bud enjoyed travel, including his 6 week Australia adventure. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening, cooking, commercial free TV, current events, a really good deal, and triple coupons. He was an avid Chicago sports fan, especially of the Bears and Cubs; he lived to see the 2016 Cubs World Series Championship. Most of all Bud loved time spent with family, friends, and their pets.

Bud is preceded in death by his mother; former wife, Annette (Blankenship) Leszczynski; and brothers, Richard & Edward Leszczynski.

Survivors of Bud include his children, Robert (Nancy) Leszczynski of Fort Wayne, Valerie (Rob) Golden of Middlebury, and Jessica (Kyle) Good of South Bend; grandchildren, John Leszczynski, Jennifer (Eric) Keller, Zachary (Lisa) Golden, Samuel (Rebecca) Golden, Olivia Golden, Darren Good, and Nicholas Good; and great-granddaughter, Stella Golden.

A private family service and burial in St. Joseph Cemetery will take place at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributescom/obituary/show/Vivian-J.-Blankenship-106703521

Vivian J. Blankenship, February 25, 1938 - December 30, 2018, South Bend, Indiana

Vivian was born on February 25, 1938 in South Bend to the late Charles Kurtz and Virginia (Rose) Kurtz and has been a lifelong resident of this area, graduating in 1956 from John Adams High School.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Kurtz; son, Bryan McMillen; grandsons, Randall McMillen and Matthew McMillen; sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Wendel) Hitch; brother, Larry Kurtz; and sister-in-law, Diane Kurtz.

Memorial Services for Vivian will be at 6:00 pm, Friday, January 4, 2019, at Palmer Funeral Home River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615 with Pastor Chris Rowe officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

South Bend Tribune (IN) - February 24, 2019

Matthew Richard Reeder, 47, of South Bend, IN, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the St. Joseph Medical Regional Center in Mishawaka, [Saint Joseph Co., IN]. Matt was born on November 20, 1971 in Fulton County, IN, to the late Michael B. and Judy Gay (Meredith) Reeder.

Matt enjoyed fishing and was a member of a fishing club. He also found joy in remote-controlled cars.

Matt is survived by his two sisters, Paula Rogers of Bristol, IN and Michelle Blankenship of South Bend, IN; and his brother, Michael Reeder of South Bend. Matt was an uncle to 4 nieces, Gwendolyn Reeder of South Bend, Michaela Reeder of Granger, Donovan Blankenship and Desiree Blankenship both from Mishawaka; and 3 nephews, Logan Deaton-Reeder and Brady Bronstetter both from Mishawaka, and Codi Reeder of Elkhart. Great Uncle Matt truly loved his great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Bubb Funeral Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

South Bend Tribune: Web Edition Articles (IN) - May 22, 2019

Linda Blankenship Williams, 72 [22Nov1946], of South Bend, died Tuesday, [21May2019].

Palmer Funeral Home- Guisinger, South Bend

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2019, South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.palmerfuneralhomes.com/notices/Linda-Blankenship-Williams

Linda Blankenship-Williams, 72, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10;16 am, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her home. She was born on November 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL to the late Calvin and Dora (Griffen) Blankenship.

Linda lived most of her life in South Bend, coming from Chicago in 1978. She worked in shipping and receiving for Thermal Plastics. Linda loved to garden and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harry McBride.

On November 5, 2008, she was united in marriage to Ben Williams, who survives. She is also survived by her children, Michelle (Alfred) Smith, Michael Gould and Calvin Gould, all of South Bend, IN; grandchildren, Angeline Smith, Alyssa Smith, Michael Burgel and Ashley Burgel and great grandchildren, Montique Jenkins, Dominck Bocado, Leah Martinez and Lorenzo Martinez.

Friends may visit with the family from 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN.

 

+2017, Walkerton, Saint Joseph Co., IN, Obituary

Johnson City Press (TN) - November 8, 2017

Mary Ruth Blankenship, 80 [1937], of Walkerton, passed away October 29, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, [Marshall Co.,] Indiana. She was born and raised in Erwin, Tennessee.

She spent her adult life in Northwest Indiana. Mary retired from Gary Community School Corporation.

Preceding her death were her parents; Burl and Venia Hensley; and her brothers; Tobias and Phillip Hensley.

Surviving are her children, Sandra K. Hauswirth, Cynthia Sue Sloan, Thomas Hubert Blankenship III, and Elizabeth Ann Ralph; grandchildren, Alan Dean Hauswirth, Matt and Josh Sloan, and Donnie Ralph; and great grandchildren, Dean, Derek, Ryan, Audrina, and Lillian, also family and friends in the Erwin, Tennessee area.

Service and burial was conducted on November 1, 2017 at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana. Pastor Brian Baughman gave a moving eulogy to the family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Scott

2015, Lexington, Scott Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.collinsfuneralhome.net/hazel-blankenship.html

Hazel Blankenship, 64, of Lexington, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, [Jefferson Co.,] Kentucky. She was born in Deputy, Indiana, the daughter of the late Robert and Otie (Turner) Johnson.

Hazel was retired from Hardy Lake in Austin, Indiana and also formerly worked at Scott Memorial Hospital and Austin Elementary School and graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1969. She was a certified clown for a local clown ministry and was know as Blossom the Clown, enjoyed working in her flower garden and loved animals.

Hazel was preceded in death by a grandchild, Tristan Blankenship and a brother, Kent Johnson.

Survivors include her husband, John L. Blankenship; two sons, James Shawn (Amy) Blankenship of Seymour, Indiana and Christopher Lee Blankenship of Austin, Indiana; two sisters, Irene Howard of Austin, Indiana and Louise Rice of Columbus, Indiana; two brothers, R. J. Johnson of Scottsburg, Indiana and George Johnson of Austin, Indiana; a granddaughter, Mikaela Nelson (Carl) and a great grandson, Isacc Morgan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

John L. Blankenship b. 1944 Austin, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJT5-CY9Y

Relatives - Evelyn K. Blankenship, Hazel Blankenship, James Alvin Blankenship, Susie Blankenship.

 

+2018, Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Clarence-Blankenship-106682305

Clarence Blankenship, June 20, 1942 - December 20, 2018, Scottsburg, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his Brother: Jim Blankenship.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Glen Waldon officiating. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN, Obituary

https://www.buchananfuneralhome.net/obituaries/Clarence-Blankenship-2/#!/Obituary

Clarence Blankenship, 76, of Scottsburg, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, [Jackson Co.,] Indiana. Born June 20, 1942 in Wolf Cole, KY, he was the son of the late Clifford Blankenship and Ida (Williams) Blankenship.

He married Wanda Blankenship on November 9, 1963, who passed away March 3, 2006. He was a former employee of the old Holmes Industries Scottsburg, Indiana, V.F.W. #6582 Austin, Indiana

He was preceded in death by his Brother: Jim Blankenship

Survivors include: Daughters: Misty (David) Graves, Crothersville, Indiana; Tammy (Kenny) Lewellen, Jeffersonville, Indiana; Debby (Mike) Wooten, Scottsburg, Indiana; Sisters: Joyce Russell, Richmond, Indiana; Brenda Baker, New Castle, Indiana. Grandchildren: Christopher, Mitch, Brittany, Trent, Kent, Brent and Savana. also 5 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Glen Waldon officiating. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.

 

Shelby

 

2015, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, Obituary

The Shelbyville News, (IN) - December 5, 2015

Zelma Rose Davis, 69 of Shelbyville, Indiana died on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at her residence. Born Friday, July 26, 1946, in Portland, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late John Thompson and the late Doris Thompson.

Surviving are son, Brian (Rita) Flick of Ridgeville; daughter, Jodi (Chris) O'Neill of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Brittney Flick, Hannah Pruitt and Ryanne O'Neill; brothers, Pete Thompson of Tennessee and Gale Thompson of Georgia; sisters, Karen Garrett and Bobbie Blankenship, both of Dunkirk, and Juanita Ashley of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by brothers Junior Thompson and Chuck Thompson; sisters, Loretta Thompson, Maggie Thompson and infant sister, Linda Kay Thompson.

Mrs. Davis enjoyed crafts, reading, shopping, Karaoke, Facebook, and baking. Her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Shelbyville Community Church officiating. Burial will be in St. George Lutheran Cemetery in Edinburg.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, Obituary

The Shelbyville News, (IN) - June 28, 2018

Lillian O. Crisp, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at her residence. She was born November 30, 1927, in Moscow, the daughter of Thomas I Sr. and Gladys Irene (Henderson) McClain.

Lillian graduated from Fairland High School in 1944. She was a 50-year member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. She retired as the office administrative assistant at Knauf Insulation in 1979. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She loved to walk her dogs, especially Boo. She also loved her new granddog, Orsen.

On December 4, 1948, she married Raymond O. Crisp, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2007. In addition to Raymond, Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas McClain Jr. and Bert McClain; sisters, Margaret Kaster, Anita Blankenship, Virginia Alyea and Betty Elmore; and granddaughter, Stacie Crisp.

Lillian is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Crisp of Shelbyville; son, David B. Crisp and wife, Beth, of Greenville, South Carolina; granddaughters, Ashley Crisp and Amy Crisp, both of Greenville, and Rameisha Crisp of Shelbyville

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St in Shelbyville. Interment will be at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Shelbyville.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Spencer

 

2017, Rockport, Spencer Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - July 21, 2017

Samuel Richard Conkright, Sr., 96, of Rockport, Ind., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Heritage Center in Evansville, [Vanderburgh Co., IN]. He was born in Daviess County, KY, to the late James and Mary Payne Conkright.

Mr. Conkright was a graduate of Owensboro Technical. He began working at Ken-Rad (part of which became General Electric) before being drafted into service. During World War II Samuel earned the rank of Sergeant while serving the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and the Philippines. He returned to G. E. where he served diligently for 42 years, never missing a day of work. Mr. Conkright also farmed the land around his home in Rockport for 60 years. His work ethic was to be admired. He enjoyed bowling with the G. E. League, was an avid hunter, a lifelong member of the VFW and a member of the Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Mae Conkright, in 2000; his wife, Bobbie Conkright, in 2017; sons, Samuel R. Conkright, Jr. in 2017, and Patrick Conkright in 2006.

Mr. Conkright is survived by a son, Dr. Michael Conkright and his fianc, Laura Ellsworth, of Evansville; a daughter, Dr. Kathy Blankenship Wright and her husband, Jason, of Atlanta; grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Hilary, John Michael, Andrea, Molly, Megan, Morgan, Avery and Wyatt; a number of great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jim Pulliam of Gulfport, Miss.

The Funeral Mass will be held noon Friday, July 21, 2017, at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Burial with military honors will be at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Steuben

 

+2017, Angola, Steuben Co., IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on Mar. 11, 2017

Lynne Harold Grove, age 88, of Angola, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola. He was born on April 4, 1928, in Jerome, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles and Cora (Bauman) Grove.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Angola American Legion Post 31. He also had attended the VFW, in Angola, Indiana. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Detroit after 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia Catherine (Brewer) Grove in 1988; and a daughter, Catherine Grove in 2004.

Survivors include his daughter, Judith Mason of Ashley, Indiana; a son, David (Susan) Grove of Taylor, Michigan; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Leroy "Sage" Blankenship of South Bend, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, with Rev. George Foulk officiating. Military honors will be conducted by members of the Angola American Legion Post 31 Color Guard. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Livonia, Michigan.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Leroy Gordon Blankenship b.01Sep1952 Fremont, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJHK-1G9M

Relatives - Catherine G. Waldrop, Debra K. Blankenship, Jacob Grove, Lynne H. Grove, Robbie Gene Blankenship, Sage Blankenship, Sage Grove, Saya Blankenship

 

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Catherine-G.-Grove-41323101#obituary

Catherine G. Grove, November 29, 1955 - December 2, 2004, Fremont, Indiana

 

2018, Fremont, Steuben Co., IN, Obituary

The Hillsdale Daily News, (MI) - January 15, 2019

Gary Nelson Glasco, 68, of Fremont, IN, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his home. He was born June 4, 1950 in Flint, MI to Leslie and Genevieve (Basner) Glasco.

Gary married Betty Blankenship on June 1, 1974 and she survives.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm, at the South Woodbridge Pentecostal Church in Camden, with Pastor Jim Hibbard officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Betty Gail Glasco b.10Aug1955 - Fremont, IN: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KYCK-T3K

Relatives - Chandra Lynn Glasco, Gail M. Glasco, Gary Nelson Glasco, Rhonda L. Glasco, Rhonda Louise Glasco

 

+2017, Hudson, Steuben, IN, Obituary

Published in KPCNews on Feb. 20, 2017

Alphia Marie Blankenship, 85, of Hudson, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in North Ridge Village, Albion, [Noble Co., IN]. She was born April 5, 1931, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to Andy and Huldy (Hamilton) Kiser.

Mrs. Blankenship moved to this area in 1962, coming from Kentucky. She worked for Essex Wire in Ligonier for over 20 years and retired from Starcraft Tent Division in Emma.

Alphia married her brown-eyed handsome man, Mitch Blankenship, on June 13, 1953, in Clintwood, Virginia. He preceded her in death in 1999. She dearly loved her grandkids and enjoyed playing Rook.

Surviving are a daughter, Janetta (Wilgus) Slone of Burr Oak, Michigan; two sons, Michael (Margaret) Blankenship of LaGrange and Doug (Jill) Blankenship of Hudson; six grandchildren, Brandon Blankenship, April Blankenship, Chad Blankenship, Travis (Vivian) Blankenship, Jennifer (Daniel) Kuhn and Austin (Faith) Keck; 12 great-grandchildren, Briley, Walker, Luke, Lance, Logan, Matthew, Hannah, Ethan, Donavan, Madison, Dustin and Ella; and a brother, Leonard (Connie) Kiser of Beaver, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donnie Blankenship and Ricky Blankenship; a grandson, Justin Slone; two sisters, Alma Doris Newsome and Arizona Blankenship; and six brothers, Cecil Kiser, Jr. Kiser, Bob Kiser, Arlee Kiser, Palmer Kiser and Troy Kiser.

Calling will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 2-6 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville. Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Blankenship Family Cemetery at McDowell, Kentucky. Pallbearers will be Brandon Blankenship, Ryan Blankenship, Matthew Christensen, Daniel Kuhn, Travis Blankenship and William Blankenship.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Tippecanoe

 

2016, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier on Oct. 9, 2016

Pamela S. Darling, 81, of Lafayette, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, October 7, 2016 at IU Health in Lafayette after a brief illness. Born February 25, 1935 in Bryan, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Wertz and Leah (Campbell) Wertz.

Pam was a graduate of Jefferson High School with the class of 1952. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and family gatherings.

On August 20, 1952 she married Jerry E. Darling. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2012. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Sandi Brown.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Dan) Larson and Amanda (Terry) Blankenship, and one son, Chris (Debbie) Darling, all of Lafayette, her 10 grandchildren: Christy (Brad) Harshbarger, Bryan (Lauren) Larson; Brandon (Heather), Jason (Jessica), and Benji (Cassy) Blankenship; Alexis (Dan) Logsdon, Bliss (Seth) Redmon, Elise (Jon) Rynerson, Fanesse Darling, Gatlin Darling and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers Danny (Leslie) Wertz and Chuck Wertz.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Lafayette with Pastor Robby Bradford officiating. Interment will follow in Meadow View Cemetery, Lafayette.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Terry W. Blankenship b.26Mar1951 - Lafayette, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTP5-PF3

Relatives - Amanda M. Blankenship, Benji Blankenship, Jason T. Blankenship, Natalie Blankenship.

 

+2016, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2016

Pamela S. Good 54, of Lafayette passed away at 7:22 pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 at IU Health Arnett. She was born March 11, 1962 in Brook to the late Howard L. and Clara M. (Turner) Good.

Pamela received her Associate degree in business administration as well as medical billing and coding from Harrison Business College. She had worked many years at Purdue University as a residential clerk. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crocheting, arts and crafts, snuggling with her dog Lexi as well as her grand dog Laney.

Surviving are her daughter, Tara Good (fiance Adam Dillman) of Lafayette; and two sisters, Becky Blankenship (husband Bernie) of Monticello and Deb Deno (husband Brian) of Lafayette. Also surviving are her three nieces and one nephew.

Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel 400 Twyckenham Blvd Lafayette, IN 47909.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Bernie L. Blankenship b.01Sep1962 Kentland, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KT5C-NC1

Relatives - Connie J. Blankenship, Donald E. Blankenship, Rebeccal Blankenship.

 

+2017, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.mausfuneralhome.com/?pagetype=obitlink&obit_id=1915403

Marilyn Kay (Blankenship) Riley Kane, 65, formerly of Independence and recently of Lafayette and Fowler, passed away in the I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12:09 a.m. She was born in Kramer, Indiana on January 17, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Wanita Virginia (Solomon) Blankenship.

Marilyn was raised in Riverside and attended Attica High School. She later moved to Independence and lived there for several years until moving to Lafayette in 2000. She just recently moved to Fowler. She had worked as a home health care nurse for the Physicians Home Health Care Company in Lafayette for 15 years. She retired in 2012.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening, crocheting and playing cards. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren.

On March 1, 1969, Marilyn married Phillip Riley in the Bethel Community Church east of Attica. She later married John D. Kane on December 29, 1979 in Independence. He preceded her in death on November 5, 1996. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jenny Dyer.

Marilyn leaves behind a son, Bill (Rose) Kane, Winter Haven, FL; a daughter, Bridget (Jerry) Sutton, Fowler; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Kane, Jeffery Kane, Zachary Buck and Garrett Sutton; a great-granddaughter, Haven Renee Kane; three step great-grandchildren, Clay, Jay and Winston; two sisters, Alicia Gail Meyer and Terry (Steve) Riley, both of Lafayette; a brother, Lynn Blankenship, Attica.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 3rd at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, with Pastor Dan Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Independence, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

Moulton Advertiser (AL) - March 22, 2018

Jack Dempsey Hale, 83, of Lafayette passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus. Born August 9, 1934 in Moulton, Alabama, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Myrtle Lucille (Kennedy) Hale.

Jack was a graduate of Chalybeate High School and was an outstanding basketball player.

He is survived by his wife Gladys E. (Letson) Hale who he married on December 31, 1950 in Iuka, MS. Mr. Hale worked at TRW/Ross Gear for 42 years. He was a member of UAW Local 2317 and was instrumental in the development of the IFCU in Lafayette. Jack enjoyed training his dogs, fishing, filming family events, playing guitar and was an outstanding bowler. He also loved watching Purdue basketball and football.

In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by a younger brother, Tommy Hale Jr. of Moulton, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife Gladys of 68 years; his two sons, Jack "Randy" Hale and his wife Margie, of West Lafayette, IN and Jim Hale and his wife Elaine, of Lafayette, IN; two daughters, Janet (Hale) Batta and her husband Jeff, of Lafayette, IN and Judy (Hale) Mazeski and her husband Ralph, of Columbia, NJ; and his sister, Ruby Jean Smith Veal of Moulton, Alabama.

Jack loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, Brandon Hale of West Lafayette, IN; Amanda (Hale) Squire and her husband Aaron, of Wrexham, Wales; Lindsey (Hale) Johnson, and her husband L. J., of Indianapolis, IN; Ashley (Hale) Blankenship of Lafayette, IN; Daniel Palmitessa of Stroudsburg, PA; Whitney (Batta) Dunbar and her husband Cory, of Carmel IN; and Shelby (Palmitessa) Medoro and her husband Anthony, of Jenkintown, PA. Jack had five great granddaughters, Hailey, Brinley, Katherine, Quinn and Gracelyn

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 North 9th Street, Lafayette, Indiana. Interment will take place at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Chapel, 1718 West 350 North/Kalberer Road, West Lafayette, with Reverend Ross Terry officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

Moulton Advertiser (AL) - May 2, 2019

Gladys Earline Letson Hale, 84, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital. Born on July 8, 1934, in Moulton, Alabama, she was the youngest daughter of the late William and Lou Letson.

Gladys attended Chalybeate High School. As a young bride, Gladys moved to Lafayette where she spent the remainder of her adult life. Gladys worked at the Indiana State Soldiers Home for seventeen years.

Gladys was a wife, homemaker and loved gardening, quilt-making, crocheting and southern style cooking. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving caregiver to family and friends. Anyone who knew Gladys could speak of her love of her family, birds, gardening, flowers, laughter and many friendships. God gave her an excellent mind because she was a hard worker and could accomplish any task she set her mind to do. She loved to receive mail and cards and made sure everyone who had touched her life received a note or a card in return. Gladys will always be remembered for the love she shared with others. She never met a stranger. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

She married Jack D. Hale in 1950, and they spent 67 years together before his passing in 2018. Along with her parents and husband, Gladys was preceded in death by her Letson brothers Claudie (Delia), Houston (Ruby), Leonard (Beatrice), Russell (Nina), Renay (Inos), Glen and sisters Chloe (John H.) Yarbrough, Christine (Joe) Terry, and Mable (Marshall) Terry.

Gladys is survived by her brother William "Willie" (Betty) Letson and four children: Jack "Randy" (Margie) Hale, Jimmy (Elaine) Hale, and Janet (Jeff) Batta, all of Lafayette, IN.; and Judy (Ralph) Mazeski of Columbia, New Jersey. She loved her grandchildren dearly: Brandon Hale of West Lafayette, IN; Amanda Hale (Aaron) Squire of Wrexham, Wales; Lindsey Hale (Larry) Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; Ashley Hale Blankenship of Lafayette, IN; Daniel Palmitessa of Columbia, NJ; Whitney Batta (Cory) Dunbar of Westfield, IN; and Shelby Palmitessa (Anthony) Medoro of Jenkintown, PA. Her five great-granddaughters, Hailey, Brinley, Katherine, Quinn and Gracelyn, were the light of her life.

Funeral service will be 3 pm, Friday, May 03,2019, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 North 9th Street, Lafayette, IN. Interment will take place at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Chapel, 1718 West 350 North/Kalberer Road, West Lafayette, IN with Reverend Ross Terry officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Obituary

http://www.soller-baker.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1723038

G. Ronald Maris, 78 of West Lafayette, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and gave him peace. Ron was born to the late George and Gladys Monroe Maris of Heyworth, IL on January 2, 1937.

Ron graduated from Heyworth High School in 1954 and attended the University of Illinois.

On July 3, 1958, Ron married Joan McClure, she survives. Ron and Joan have five children, Christie (Andy) Berg of Bloomington, IL, Diana (Roger) Blankenship of Danville, Mick (Treasa) Maris of West Lafayette, Marci Maris of Fowler, and Rod (Charla) Maris of Terre Haute, all surviving. One of Rons greatest joys in life was his nine grandchildren: Tyler and Zachary Blankenship, Megan, Alexandria and Caleb Maris, Janelle, Colette and Marissa Rosenbarger and Joey Maris. Also surviving is a sister, Marilyn Maris of Heyworth, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his brother.

Ron worked at State Farm Insurance for 39 years, retiring in 1998. Ron served in his church faithfully over the years in many different positions. Ron enjoyed watching most all sporting events from his kids, to grandkids, the Minnesota Twins, and University of Illinois. Rons favorite pastime was playing cards with family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at West Lafayette Christian Church, Pastor John Dittmer will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Vanderburgh

 

2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on May 16, 2015

Raymond John O'Brien born January 21, 1960 to the late George and Ann O'Brien passed away May 5, 2015 while at Deaconess Hospital.

Raymond is survived by sister Pamela Blankenship and nephew Christopher Blankenship.

A private service will be held. Osborne Funeral Home has final arrangement. osbornefh.com

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

The Gleaner, (Henderson, KY) Date: May 21, 2015

Kathleen S. Blankenship, 93, Evansville, formerly of Dixon, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. She was of the Christian faith and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lance Paul Hakanson; and her parents, George and Gertie Shoulders.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Blankenship; one son, David Hakanson of Niceville, Fla.; one daughter, Cindy Sparks of Lexington; one step daughter, Mariann Stock of Evansville; two step sons, Darrell Blankenship of Evansville and Keith Blankenship of Mount Vernon, Ind.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Mark Sirnic will officiate.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on June 26, 2015

Sister Mary (Mary Owen) Junkin died at 1:28 am on June 24, 2015 at Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana. Sister Mary was born on December 5, 1925 in Lake Providence, Louisiana. She was the daughter of William and Bertha (Zurhellen) Junkin of Natchez, Mississippi.

She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Natchez, Mississippi in 1943 and then received a B. A. in English from Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio, Texas in 1947. Sister entered the Daughters of Charity in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950. Sister Mary began her ministry in education at St. Joseph School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1951 and later taught at Laboure High School and Marillac College in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Vincent High School in Perryville, Missouri, Marillac High School in Northfield, Illinois and Cathedral Schools in Natchez, Mississippi. Sister received an M.A. in English from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1959. Sister Mary also served as principal of Cathedral Schools in Natchez, Mississippi, Our Lady of Victories High School in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Vincent Gray Alternative High School in East St. Louis, Illinois until 1996 when she began her ministry as a librarian at Cathedral Schools and St. Mary's Parish in Natchez, Mississippi. In 2003, Sister Mary assumed the duty of Archival Assistant and Librarian at Mater Dei Provincialate and Seton Residence in Evansville, Indiana and continued in the Ministry of Prayer at Seton Residence until the time of her death.

A Wake Service will be held at 6:30 pm in the Seton Residence Chapel on Friday, June 26, 2015. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Seton Residence Chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Sister Mary was preceded in death by her parents William and Bertha Junkin, Jennie (Blankenship) Junkin, her sisters Margaret (Sister Catherine) Junkin, D. C. and Edwina (Gene) Blanchard, and her brothers William (Alma) and George (Ninette) Junkin and Richard (Virginia) Smith.

She is survived by her sister, Marty (J.W. III) Seibert, niece Dr. Bertha Blanchard and numerous other nieces and nephews, her Sisters in Community and many friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on July 24, 2015

Mona S. Blankenship Madden, 65 [1950], of Evansville, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Surviving are son, Dale Fritts; daughters, Tammy Bealmear, Shannon Graham and Mona Lee Skaggs; sisters, Marla and Christa; brother, David; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial service, July 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Alexander North. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Leroy-Blankenship&lc=2677&pid=176420135&mid=6669598

Leroy Blankenship, 94, passed away Monday, November 9, 2015, at Good Samaritan Home. He was born January 19, 1921, in Dixon, KY to the late W. Bryan and Eva (Lane) Blankenship.

He was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force, serving from June 1942 until November 1945. He was stationed in the US until January 1944, where he attended several schools for airplane maintenance. He then went into the 20th Air Force in India where B-29's were flying the Hump. In 1945 he was transferred to Tenian to the 21st Air Force where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. Leroy was employed in payroll with International Harvester for 8 years and was a cost accountant at Whirlpool for 28 years, from which he retired in 1984.

He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ for over 60 years. During that time, he served as an Elder for 3 years, Deacon for 9 years, a member of the church council for 12 years, was chairman of the construction committee, member of search committees and was a passionate member of the choir. He and his wife, Anna Mae, also coordinated the burgoo for many years.

Leroy is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae (Kuhlman) Blankenship; second wife, Kathleen (Shoulders) Blankenship; step mother, Myrtle (Muir) Blankenship; sister, Earletta Skinner, and brother, Arden Baker Blankenship.

He is survived by daughter, Mariann (Emil) Stock; sons, Darrell (Shirley) Blankenship and Keith (Becky) Blankenship; grandchildren, Derek Lee, Lane Joseph and Lillie Mae; step grandchildren, Amanda Stock, Megan McGuyer, Samantha Roll, Nicole Alvey and Casandra Roll; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Rayma Braumschriber; brother, Billy Lane Blankenship, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 6400 Oak Hill Road, officiated by Rev. Mark Sirnic.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on Nov. 28, 2015

John R. Gillespie Jr., 67, of Evansville, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. He was born to John Royal and Kathleen Maud (Blankenship) Gillespie in Roanoke, Va., in 1948.

His family spent time in Virginia and New York before settling in Pennsylvania. John lived in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana during his adult years, having lived in Evansville for the past 20 years. He received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana in 1992. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1996, having earned a Master's of Science in Social Work. He was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and was also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. John was extremely proud to be a member of Bill W.'s fellowship for more than three decades. He enjoyed dogs and nature.

John was preceded in death by both of his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife and friend, Diana (White) Gillespie; his step children, Larry Miller and Lisa Barra, of Louisville, Wendy (Miller) and Nathan Wary, of Chandler, and Joseph and Tina (Adcock) Crider, of Chandler; seven step grandchildren, Drew Miller, Ayden Wary, Abigail Miller, Serenity Crider, Caleb Crider, Rylen Wary and Jackson Miller; and many friends.

Friends may call for a Celebration of Life Sunday, November 29, 2015, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

1940 Census, Roanoke City, VA,

Gillespie, John R. 26, M, PA, Head,

Gillespie, Kathleen B. 30, F, VA, Wife,

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTML-HWQ

 

2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on Nov. 29, 2015

Milta Elizabeth Miller, 94, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2015.

Preceded by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; son, Larry Blankenship; and daughter, Lana Hughes.

Surviving are daughters, Bea Hall (Bob Trent), Terrie Wilhite and Penny Miller (Tom); 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8 to 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 2015, at Browning Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on Jan. 29, 2016

Barbara Blankenship, 87 of Evansville, IN passed away January, 27, 2016 at Solarbron Retirement Community. She was born July 16, 1928 in Springfield, Illinois to the late Roy and Alma (Maxeiner) Blankenship.

Barbara graduated from Springfield High School in June of 1946. She attended Columbia College, obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in June of 1948, and in January, 1954, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis.

From 1954 through 1957 Barbara worked as a funds accountant in the administrative offices of Washington University. She spent 13 happy years living with her parents, serving them as a companion and homemaker. After the deaths of her parents, she returned to career pursuits as the Grants and Contracts Officer at the University of Illinois in Springfield until her retirement in 1996.

Barbara's hobbies include learning, sewing and needlework, traveling and being with her family and friends. She had interests in faith, spirituality, theology, liturgy, music, history and art. She was a volunteer reader for the print disabled program sponsored by public radio and television stations. Barbara was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Evansville, Indiana.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her brother, Daniel R. Blankenship.

She is survived by three nieces, nine nephews and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5528 Hogue Rd., Evansville, Indiana 47712, with Father Claude Burns officiating. Burial will be later in Illinois.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2016, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on May 19, 2016

Janet A. Blankenship - Evansville, IN - Passed away May 16, 2016. She was born August 2, 1948 in Corydon, KY daughter of the late Roy Scheffer and June (Elliott) Scheffer Baumgart.

She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Blankenship; children, William W. Barning (Michelle Stinnett), Scott Haire (Kelley) and Angela J. Nickolopoulos (Louis); a sister Judith Basham-Sparkman (Terrell); 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grand-children.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 11am until service time at 1:00PM in Sunset Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Robert L. Blankenship b.01Jul1944 - Evansville, IN: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTP9-MLM

Relatives - Bob Blankenship, Janet A. Blankenship, Motz Blankenship, Wilard G. Blankenship.

 

2016, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on Aug. 24, 2016

Brenda Martin, 70, of Evansville died August 21, 2016.

She is survived by children, Kendra McCollum (Dolan), Kristina Blankenship (James), Jason Martin (Tonya); brother, Glen Alldredge; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11am, August 26, 2016 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville. Burial will be in Private.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - October 25, 2017

Robert "Bob" Blankenship, 73, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 11 pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Solarbron Family-First Senior Living. Bob was born April 14, 1944, in Evansville, IN, son of Willard G. & Ann (Menner) Blankenship.

He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet in 2016, and parents.

Bob is survived by his brother, Ron Blankenship and two nephews, Brian Blankenship of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Mark Blankenship of Hawaii.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Sunset Memorial Park, 1800 St. George Road, Evansville, IN, with the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will perform full military rites. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - March 7, 2018

Russell L. "Rusty" Rickard, 65 [1953], of Evansville, IN, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

Rusty was a 38 year member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #136, enjoyed bowling and was an avid fan of Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.

Rusty was preceded in death by his father, George Rickard.

Surviving Rusty are his wife of 30 years, Donna (Galloway) Rickard; two daughters, Rachel (Brandon) Lancaster and Ashley Galloway; two sons, Joe (Amy) Rickard and Chad (Mary Jacobson) Galloway; his mother, Daisy Rickard; one sister, Robin (Larry) Blankenship ; a brother, Randy (Sue) Rickard and grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Keaton, Eli and Greyson, on the way.

Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

Lawrence John Blankenship b.Jun1959 - Evansville, IN:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29KP-XWV

Relatives - Larry Blankenship, Robin Rae Blankenship.

 

2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - April 25, 2018

Marsha Gayle (Hall) Carnahan, 82, of Evansville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown Campus. She was born October 16, 1935 in Evansville to the late Irvin and Dorothy (Perkins) Hall.

Marsha was a 1954 graduate of F. J. Reitz High School, a homemaker and member of St. James United Methodist Church West. She started the SPRED Program at St. Agnes Church in the 1970s. Marsha loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; they were her life.

In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by an infant son, Kelly Alleric Carnahan.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Roy Carnahan; three daughters, Kelly (Richard) Little-Hodge, Jodi (Jeff Gates) Miller and Tracy Carnahan, all of Evansville; six grandchildren, Ryan (Jamie) Little, Lindsey Davison, Lauren Little, Kayla (Matt Carson) Little, Logan Miller and Baylee Miller; a step grandchild, Kamie (Darrell) Blankenship, six great grandchildren and best friend JoElla Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Pierre Funeral Home, Rev. Gene Backes officiating. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Roy A. "Allie" Carnahan, 79, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Linda E. White Hospice House after a beautiful day of family and friends visiting, singing, praying, and telling good ole' stories. Allie was born May 17, 1939 in Huntingburg, IN, to the late Roy E. and Imogene (Perry) Carnahan.

Allie retired from Ferguson Enterprises where he was a counter plumbing supply salesman for many years. He also taught plumbing mechanics to those wanting to pursue a career in the plumbing industry. Allie was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. Allie enjoyed working in the plumbing industry more than anything and always was eager to share a plumbing story.

Allie is preceded in death by his parents; his loving and supporting wife, Marsha (Hall) Carnahan, who passed through heaven's gates just 6 weeks ago; son, Kelly Alleric; and brothers, Abraham and Rochelle.

Allie is survived by his daughters, Kelly Little-Hodge (Richard); Tracy Carnahan; and Jodi Miller (Jeff Gates); brother, James Carnahan (Sue); sister, Shirley Duncan (Jack); grandchildren, Ryan Little (Jamie), Lindsey Davison, Lauren Little (Jaime Schindler), Kayla Carson (Matt), Logan Miller, and Baylee Miller; and step granddaughter, Kamie Blankenship (Darrell); "family" daughter, Teresa Hearon; great-grandchildren, Tristen, Avery, Bobby, Emma, Ellie, and Bentley.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Gene Backes officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - July 21, 2018

Ronald Dale Hoehn, 61, of Evansville, Indiana, born to Robert Eugene and Mary (Storey) Hoehn, Sr. on October 9, 1956, in Evansville, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home in Evansville, Indiana.

He graduated from North Posey High School in 1975 where he participated in basketball and track. He enjoyed all sports, especially IU basketball, golf and he played for several local softball teams. He also enjoyed making people laugh. His pride and joy were his daughter and granddaughter.

Surviving are his wife: Sara (Kercher) Hoehn; mother: Mary (Storey) Hoehn of Poseyville, Indiana; daughter: Katie Hoehn of Evansville, Indiana; brothers: Robert E. (LaDonna) Hoehn, Jr. of New Concord, Kentucky and Rodney Dennis (Kathleen) Hoehn of Owensville, Indiana and 1 grandchild: Kaia Blankenship.

Preceding him in death were his father; grandparents: Evelyn & Paul Hoehn and Phillip & Permelia Storey.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2018, at the Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville, Indiana with burial in Poseyville Cemetery in Poseyville, Indiana. Rev. Greg Morrison officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Published in Courier Press on Oct. 16, 2018

Beverly V. Blankenship, 69, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on October 13, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Beverly was born on November 20, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Hugh and Adeline Rogier.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Blankenship; children, Jessica and Justin Blankenship; siblings, Michael Rogier and Patricia Barret.

Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care. www.SimpleCremationEvansville.com

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - November 20, 2018

Kelly (Carnahan) Little-Hodge, age 56, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 11:37 am, on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. Kelly was born August 15, 1962, in Evansville, IN, to Roy and Marsha (Hall) Carnahan.

She graduated from Reitz High School in 1980 and was a member at St. James United Methodist Church where she loved being part of Church Chicks. Her favorite pastime was shopping for anyone but herself. She was a loving caregiver for her sister, Tracy. Kelly loved taking care of people anyone she thought was in need, she would help them in any way she could. Kelly cherished her family and grandbabies more than life itself. They were "Mimi's heart!"

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kelly Alleric; and grandmothers, Dorothy Grayson and Imogene Carnahan.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Hodge; son, Ryan Little (Jamie); daughters, Lindsey Davison (Rob), Lauren Little (Jaime Schindler), Kayla Carson (Matt), and Kamie Blankenship (Darrell); sisters, Tracy Carnahan and Jodi Miller (Jeff Gates); grandchildren, Tristen, Avery, Bobby, Emma, Ellie, Bentley, and Bo, arriving March 2019; nephew, Logan Miller; niece, Baylee Miller; aunts, uncles, and cousins; Godchild, Amanda McMillian; and life-long best friend, Teresa Hearon.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Gene Backes officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2018, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - January 27, 2019

Keith A. Kerchief, 68, Evansville, IN, passed away Monday, Jan 21, 2019 at his residence.

Keith worked for many years at Engelbrecht Orchards and later at Hasgoe and Ameriqual.

Keith served in the Army National Guard.

He is survived by his son, Nathan Kerchief (Hillary), father, Shirley "Bud" Kerchief, sisters, Julie Cates, Shirley Blankenship (Darrell), Kristie Franklin (Ken), brothers, Brian Kerchief, Paul Kerchief (Amy), Greg Kerchief (Tammy), Danny Kerchief (Kathy) and Mark Kerchief.

Services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - May 6, 2019

Mary Jo Clardy, 64, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born November 7, 1954 to the late Herman Melton and Freida Howard.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by sons, John Richardson and Mike Blankenship; grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Trisha and Isaac, and great-grandchildren, Halyn, Molly and Kaia.

A Graveside Service will be announced at a later date. www.AlexanderWestChapel.com .

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - September 24, 2019

Melvin Schwartz 95, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. He was born on October 18, 1923 to the late Frieda and Harry Schwartz.

He graduated from Reitz High School in 1941. He served in World War II with the Army Signal Corps for three years, first in Europe where his outfit used microwave relay for the first time to supply communications for General Patton. When the war ended in Europe, he served in the Pacific area. After returning from the service, he worked at Mead Johnson and then Bristol-Myers for 39 years, where he was a Director of Quality Control. He was a member of the American Society for Quality Control in which he earned the title of Quality Engineer. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and the Scientec Club of Evansville.

Melvin was an instructor for many classes in Quality Control and published several articles concerning his work. While in the service he attended Auburn and Georgia Tech Universities. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Evansville College in 1947.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Doris Jean (Gardner); Daughter-in-law, Gloria Schwartz.

He is survived by his son, Tom Schwartz; daughter, Jane Hodge (John); grandchildren, Michele Blankenship (James), Chad Schwartz (Linda), and Joshua Hodge; great grandchildren, Arielle, Jacob and Ashleigh Blankenship, Kyler, Kayden and Korbyn Hodge; special nieces, Penny Stegall and Ginny France.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. William J. Wassner, with burial to follow.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - October 14, 2019

Mary Jo Clardy, 64, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. She was born November 7, 1954 to the late Herman Melton and Freida Howard.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by sons, John Richardson and Mike Blankenship; grandchildren, Michael, Dustin, Trisha and Isaac, and great-grandchildren, Halyn, Molly and Kaia.

A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 am, Friday, October 18, 2019, at Alexander Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Bob Cox.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2019, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, Obituary

Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - November 20, 2019

Harold Ray Whitney, 84, of Evansville, passed away, Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Pine Haven Nursing Home. He was born in Browder, KY on September 28, 1935 to the late Henry and Katherine (Smith) Whitney.

He retired from EVSC after some 25 years and was a member of the Owls and the Eagles clubs.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Whitney; son, Michael Whitney; siblings, Edith Barton, William Whitney, and Randy Whitney.

Harold is survived by two daughters, Peggy Blankenship and Karen Wall; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two sisters, Martha Boone (Gary) and Margaret Devine (Jerry).

A private service will be held at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Meyer Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St. Evansville, IN (812) 424-9288 with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

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+2016, Marshall, Vigo Co., IN Obituary

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Robert Lee Siverly, died: March 24, 2016. Loving, husband, father, and grandfather has left his earthly family to join his Heavenly Father. Bob was born to Stanley and Luceil (McClaskey) Siverly on December 25th, 1928.

Bob married Alberta Blankenship on February 8th, 1953, at the Marshall Baptist Church. They were blessed with three children Kathy, Connie, and Steve. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Alberta, daughter Connie (Jim) Turner, and son Steve. Brothers Dale (Ginny), Norman (Carolyn), Gerry (Becky), Jerry (Evalee). Grandchildren, Bob (Debbie) Axe, Tim (Melissa), Jared, Kyle, Tyler, Katie Turner, Tabitha (Dustin) Willoughby, Boe Siverly, and many great grand children.

Bob was preceeded in death by his daughter Kathy (John) Axe, brother Larry, and his parents.

Bob was a hard working man and at the age of thirteen he delivered for the Kraft Cheese Co. until 1950 when he joined the US Army. He was a Seargent First Class in the 172nd Infantry Regiment during the Korean War. After an Honorable Discharge Bob returned home where he was employed by TRW for 16 years. In June of 1969 Bob and Alberta purchased the Marshall Fruit Market from Bob's father where they worked side by side for 22 years until retiring in June 1991. Bob never met a stranger, he was a kind soul who loved helping others. In retirement Bob enjoyed gardening and mowing his farm yard. He shared the fruits of his labour with family, friends, and anyone in need.

Bob was a devoted member of the Marshall Baptist Church and he loved his church family. He served as a trustee, usher, and on the hospitality and the personel committee. Bob was a man of integrity and compassion. He had a great sense of humor which he shared with everyone and we will miss his smiling face.

Visitation at Marshall Baptist Church on Saturday 26th with visitation from 10:00am until services at 1:00pm (Central time). Brother Paul Cooper officiating .

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

2015, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, Obituary

The Tribune-Star, (Terre Haute, IN) Date: August 1, 2015

Neva J. Tabor, 64, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord, with her family surrounding her Monday, July 13, 2015, at her residence. Neva was born in Terre Haute July 2, 1951, the daughter of the late Clifford and Stella (Hires) Vester.

Neva worked at Terre Haute Nursing Home and volunteered at Anthony Square.

She was preceded in death by her parents: sister, Betty Alexander; and granddaughter, Amber Nicole Cronin-Cutshall. Neva is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Tabor of Terre Haute; children, Tommy C. Tabor of Hartford City, Stella L. (Thomas) Whitney of Terre Haute, William M. (Terri) Tabor of Terre Haute, Roy E. Tabor of Terre Haute, Brad A. Tabor of Terre Haute; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Dixie L. (Clarence) Funk of Terre Haute; brother, Bill (Joyce) Blankenship; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Promiseland Apostolic Church, 2400 Silvan Road, West Terre Haute, with Rev Kenneth Coffman Officiating.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2015, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, Obituary

The Tribune-Star, (Terre Haute, IN) Date: August 1, 2015

Jack B. Muncie, 80, of Terre Haute, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2015. He was born in Brazil, Ind., on March 13, 1935, to John and Millie (Gentry) Muncie.

Jack was an honorably discharged veteran of the Korean War, having served with the 3rd Division on the 38th Parallel. He attained the rank of sergeant first class before ending his first enlistment of his military career. He served 10 years in active duty and seven years in the Army Reserves. He was the recipient of several awards including CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) and was an expert marksman with the U.S. Army Rifle Team. He attended Oregon Baptist Church, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also worked 26 years at Indiana Gas and Chemical, more commonly known as the Coke Plant.

His survivors include his wife, Beverly (Hubbs) Muncie, to whom he was married on June 10, 1954. His four daughters are Debra Brown (Paul), Jackie Price, Penny Talpas (Mark) and Jenifer Blankenship (Dennis).

His son, David Muncie, preceded him in death on May 24 of this year.

Other survivors are his daughter-in-law, Mary Muncie; grandchildren, Brandon Brown, Chad Talpas, Clay Talpas, Caleb Talpas, Michael Blankenship, Ashley Stirrett, Katelyn Blankenship and Michelle Bower; and step-grandchildren, Chasity Long Lakin (Josh) and Brooke Wilkinson (Troy). His great-grandchildren are Connor Blankenship, Elizabeth Blankenship and Colby Brown; and step-great-grandchildren are Dakota Verbonitz, Leighton Shay Verbonitz, Carter Wilkinson and Violet Wilkinson.

Funeral services will be in DeBaun Springhill Chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors by the U.S. Army casualty unit from Indianapolis.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com

 

+2017, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, Obituary

The Tribune-Star, (Terre Haute, IN) - October 31, 2017

John N. Lawrence, 85, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in his home. He was born July 1, 1932, in Madison County, IL, to Walter Lawrence and Elizabeth Ovilla Palmer Lawrence.

John served in the United States Army. He retired from Anaconda Aluminum. He was a member of Terre Haute Seventh Day Adventist Church and was baptized at age 82. John also was an accomplished carpenter and he also enjoyed working on old tractors and cars, especially doing the body work. He enjoyed doing yard work and loved all animals, especially his dogs.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 60 years, Barbara Jo Blankenship Lawrence, who passed away Dec. 25, 2014; and eight sisters and six brothers.

He is survived by his daughters, Camellia Setliff and her husband Richard of Terre Haute, Sherry Willis and her husband Garry Ralph of Carbon, Brenda Thompson and her husband Kenneth of Brazil, and Alohna L. Morrow of Centerpoint; his grandchildren, Ryan Goshen, Jonathan Goshen, Michael Foster, Logan Thompson, Camille Morrow and Bethany Morrow; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at 1 p.m. at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with Pastor Daniel McKibben officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com