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Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Brown County, Indiana Obituary Collection - 22

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Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2010, at 8:54 a.m.

Howard DeGolyer Jr.
Howard Everett DeGolyer Jr. died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at Todd-Aikens Health Center in Franklin. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 78.
Mr. DeGolyer was born May 20, 1920, in Indianapolis to Howard Everett DeGolyer Sr. and Bertha M. Watler DeGolyer.
He and Roberta Marie Groves were married May 29, 1939, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. DeGolyer had owned and operated DeGolyer Printing in Indianapolis for 42 years, retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Brown County's Church of the Lakes.
Mr. DeGolyer was a past patron of the Lawrence Order of the Eastern Star and former president of that community's Lions Club.
He had coached Lions Clubs Little League for 25 years in Lawrence.
Mr. DeGolyer was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include a daughter, Beverly Biggs of Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Marjorie DeGolyer of Orlando, Florida; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond DeGolyer; and a sister, Marian Day.
A service was conducted Friday, January 15, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Indianapolis.
Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Lakes, Post Office Box 54, Nineveh, Indiana 46164.

Martha Gatewood
Brown County resident Martha Jane Gatewood died Friday, January 15, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. She was 67.
Mrs. Gatewood was born July 5, 1931, in Brown County to Oakel and Irene Elizabeth Brown Miller.
She and James Thompson Gatewood were married June 8, 1946, in Columbus. He died November 7, 1988.
Mrs. Gatewood had worked as a nurse's aid at Hearne Health Care, then Henderson Nursing Home, in Morgantown during the 1970s.
She had attended Jackson Township's Cottonwood Christian Church and was a member of the Neighborhood Church of God at Sweetwater. She was a former Sunday school teacher and pianist for both churches.
Mrs. Gatewood was a former treasurer of the Brown County Homemaker's Club.
She enjoyed flower gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Lucy E. Hickman and Elizabeth Ann Rund, both of Morgantown; six grandchildren, Amber Dawn Hourigan, Nicholas Rund, Jamie Rund, Elizabeth Rund, Jordan Thompson Rund, and Michael Robert Hickman; two sisters, Wavel Day of Indianapolis and Iris Sellers of San Diego, California; four brothers, Esten Miller of Franklin, Vernon Miller and Lindle Miller, both of Indianapolis and Thomas Miller of Brown County.
Mrs. Gatewood was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby Dale Miller, Nelson Miller and Morris Miller; and a sister, Geneva Reynolds.
The Reverend Burt Brock and Reverend Darrel Miller conducted a service Sunday, January 17, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Burial was in that community's East Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 1127, Martinsville, Indiana 46151.

Joyce Hadley
Joyce Lucille Hadley, the mother of Nashville resident Judy Ford, died Wednesday, January 13, 1999, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. A resident of Brazil, she was 81.
Mrs. Hadley was born January 6, 1918, near Oblong, Illinois to Frank and Elizabeth Wall Taylor.
She and Robert R. Hadley were married June 19, 1938. He died April 1, 1986.
Mrs. Hadley had worked as a nurse at Clay County Hospital for almost 30 years. She also provided private home health care.
She was a former member of the Pocahontas Lodge and had held several offices in that organization.
For many years, Mrs. Hadley ran the nursery at First United Methodist Church in Brazil.
She also volunteered frequently for senior citizens' Meals on Wheels and the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.
Mrs. Hadley is also survived by two other daughters, Linda Wesley of Cloverdale and Kathy Davenport of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geneva Carlson of Indianapolis.
The Reverend Fred Burk Jr. led a service Saturday, January 16, at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil.
Burial was in Clay County's Restlawn Cemetery.

Cordelia Hedrick
Former Brown County resident Cordelia Hedrick died Saturday morning, January 16, 1999, at White River Lodge in Bedford. A resident of that city, she was 94.
She had grown up in extreme southwestern Brown County.
Mrs. Hedrick was born November 23, 1904, in Bloomington to Hezekiah and Mary Alice Hillenburg Axsom.
She and Floyd W. Hedrick were married February 17, 1921. He died January 24, 1976.
Mrs. Hedrick had worked at C.P. Electronics before retiring.
She was a member of the Garden City Church of Christ in Bartholomew County.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Hedrick of Greenfield and Eugene Hedrick of Bedford; a daughter, Claris Anderson of Bedford; a sister, Delight Hanners of Seymour; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Hedrick was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Darrell Hedrick; six brothers, Cecil Axsom, Eathel Axsom, Hezzie Axsom, Joe Axsom, Earl Axsom and Ora Axsom; and two sisters, Delistia Terrill and Edna Hearth.
A service was conducted Tuesday, January 19, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in that city's Garland Brook Cemetery.

Ethel S. Kennedy
Brown County native Ethel Scherz Kennedy died Sunday, January 10, 1999, at Bloomington Convalescent Center in Bloomington. A resident of that city, she was 85.
Mrs. Kennedy was born August 5, 1914, in Nashville to Samuel E. and Elsie E. Gurley Smith.
She first married Eugene Scherz. He preceded her in death. She then married Leonard L. Kennedy. He also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kennedy was a homemaker.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Elfrieda Svorinich of Cincinnati, Ohio, Hilda S. Kohr of Bloomington and Bette S. Neely of Payson, Arizona; a step-daughter, Nancy Kennedy of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-sons, Greg Kennedy of Cincinnati, Ohio and James Kennedy of Florida; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Father John Wall conducted a service Friday, January 15, at Fredrick Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Burial was in that city's Arlington Memorial Gardens.
Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington was in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington.

Cynthia Krebbs
Cynthia M. "Cindy" Krebbs died Friday, January 15, 1999, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was 51 and a resident of Greenwood.
Mrs. Krebbs left survivors in the Brown County area.
She was born January 20, 1947, in Franklin to Royce W. and Florence Irene Speas Doty. Her mother lives in Greenwood.
She was married to Richard E. Krebbs. He survives in Johnson County.
Mrs. Krebbs was a homemaker.
She had attended Center Grove High School.
Other survivors include a daughter, Darla Jean Krebbs of Nineveh; a son, Jeffrey Earl Krebbs of Nineveh; three sisters, Judy Herald and Suzette Scheckles, both of Bargersville, and Christie Seagraves of Trafalgar; and two grandchildren.
The Reverend Roger Gifford conducted a service Tuesday, January 19, at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home's Bargersville Chapel.
Burial was in Johnson County's Harris Cemetery.

Floyd V. Miller
Former long-time Brown County resident Floyd V. Miller died Friday morning, January 15, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of that city, he was 82.
Mr. Miller was born November 1, 1916, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Earl Miller and Edith Brookhart Miller.
He was married to Carolyn North. She survives.
Mr. Miller had lived in Brown County for 30 years.
He had worked at Westinghouse, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Miller was a flight instructor for the United States Army during World War II.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kay Bardenheier of St. Louis, Missouri; two sons, Warren Miller of New Mexico and Craig Miller of Indianapolis; a brother, Stanley Miller of Florida; a sister, Helen Graber of Tucson, Arizona; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The Reverend John C. Parsley conducted a service Monday, January 18, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Weeping Willow Cemetery at Bean Blossom.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charities.

Phyllis A. Meier
Brown County native Phyllis A. Meier died Saturday afternoon, January 16, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of North Vernon, she was 64.
Mrs. Meier was born September 2, 1934, in Brown County to Burl and Mildred McGee Percifield.
She and Ephraim R. Meier were married July 23, 1978. He died May 16, 1992.
Mrs. Meier was retired from United Way of Bartholomew County.
She had been a former Girl Scout leader.
Survivors include a son, Darrel Foist of Columbus; two daughters, Dianne Browne and Carol Hurst, both of Columbus; a brother, Lee Percifield of North Vernon; a sister, Judy Russell of Brown County; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Meier was preceded in death by two sisters.
Pastor Fred Harrison will lead a service today, January 20, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in Bartholomew County's St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Bartholomew County.

Terrell Moses
Nashville resident Terrell R. Moses died Thursday morning, January 14, 1999, at his home. He was 37.
Mr. Moses was born October 13, 1961, in Columbus to Jack E. and Jane Manzenberger Moses. His parents survive in Nashville.
He had worked as a waiter in the food service business.
Mr. Moses is also survived by a brother, Tracy R. Moses of Edinburgh; three sisters, Julie Graham of Hollywood, Florida, Cassie Hill of Columbus and Dayla Jackson of Indianapolis; his companion, Jon Akin of Nashville; and nine nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a niece, Susan Likens.
A service was conducted Saturday, January 16, at Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel in Columbus.
Burial was in that city's Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County, or the American Cancer Society.

Dorence O'Neal
Dorence W. O'Neal died Sunday evening, January 10, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Elizabethtown, he was 96.
Mr. O'Neal left survivors in Brown County.
He was born March 4, 1902, in Bartholomew County to Harry and Florence Marr O'Neal.
He first married to Ardath B. Carter. She died June 8, 1968. Mr. O'Neal was then married to Hazel Barr. She died September 9, 1972.
Mr. O'Neal was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bartholomew County Farm Bureau and Shiloh Baptist Church.
He had belonged to the Elizabethtown Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
Mr. O'Neal is survived by a son, William E. O'Neal of Elizabethtown; a sister, Mildred Friedersdorf of Columbus; three grandchildren, Michael W. O'Neal of North Vernon, Candace C. Bowling of Crothersville and Nana Lynn Pappas of Nashville; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maude Newsom, Mame Daily and Ione Jordan; and three brothers, Clarence O'Neal, Clyde O'Neal and Errol O'Neal.
The Reverend Ray Rice led a service Wednesday, January 13, at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the donor's choice of charities.

Bernice Sattler
Greasy Creek Road resident Bernice M. Cox Sattler died Saturday morning, January 16, 1999, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. She was 79.
Mrs. Sattler was born February 16, 1919, in French Lick to Otis and Hazel Frentress Cox.
She was married to Charles E. Sattler. He died August 16, 1988.
Mrs. Sattler was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church on State Road 135 North.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Ellen Bunch of Nashville; two sons, Charles Warren Sattler and Glenn Edward Sattler, both of Nashville; three sisters, June Reed of California, Carol Spurr of Rhode Island and Norma Simcox of Ohio; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sattler was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Cox.
Father Bill Stumpf conducted a service Tuesday, January 19, at St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Burial was in Nashville's Greenlawn Cemetery.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Vernetta Barger
Brown County native Vernetta E. Barger died Wednesday, January 20, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. A resident of that city, she was 80.
Mrs. Barger was born January 5, 1919, in Brown County to Wesley O. and Mary Sewell Alltop.
She was married to William Robert Barger. He survives in Monroe County.
Mrs. Barger had worked in the housekeeping department at Indiana University before retiring.
She was a member of West Second Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Faye Cain of Bloomington; three sons, William A. Barger of Bloomington, James Barger of Fortville and Harry Barger of Athens, Texas; a brother, Russell Alltop of Bloomington; a sister, Margaret Collins of Bloomington; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Barger was preceded in death by a brother, Harrison Alltop.
Russell Minett conducted a service Friday, January 22, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Burial was in Duncan Cemetery, off Yellowwood Road.

Billy Baysinger
Billy Joe Baysinger, the brother of Morgantown resident Aden Baysinger, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at his home in Indianapolis. He was 64.
Mr. Baysinger was born September 4, 1934, to Louis and Bonnie Hughes Baysinger.
He and his wife, Shirley J. Baysinger, were married August 16, 1953. She survives.
Mr. Baysinger had worked as a truck driver for 35 years, retiring in 1994 from Advance Transportation Company.
He was a United States Navy veteran, discharged in 1960.
Mr. Baysinger was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Other survivors include a son, Richard A. Baysinger of Indianapolis; a daughter, Janice G. Dean of Greenwood; four sisters, Oliva Williams and Patty Keppner, both of Indianapolis, Lucille Atkins of Detroit, Michigan and Betty Rutledge of Greenfield; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph W. Baysinger.
A service was conducted Wednesday, January 20, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home's State Road 135 Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9410 Priority Way West Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

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