Spearsville resident Charles E. Gatewood died Wednesday morning, January 27, 1999, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He was 73.
Mr. Gatewood was born July 7, 1925, in Indianapolis to Jasper A. and Loyd G. Douglas Gatewood.
He and Margaret H. Wagner were married July 24, 1948, in Frankfort. She survives.
The Gate-woods moved to the old Walker farm in Spearsville from Indianapolis in the early 1960s.
He had worked at Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Gatewood was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church on State Road 135 North.
He attended activities at Hickory Ridge Senior Citizens Center in Hamblen Township.
Mr. Gatewood enjoyed gardening, canning and wine making. He was awarded Best of Show honors for his apple jelly at the Brown County 4-H Fair in 1995.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Zupancic of Morgantown; two sons, Charles E. Gatewood II of Spearsville and John Allen Gatewood of Nashville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bob Gatewood of Florida and Claude Gatewood of Virginia; and two sisters, Mary Larkin of Florida and Marie Burke of Morgantown.
There was no service. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown was in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hickory Ridge Senior Citizens Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane, Morgantown, Indiana 46160.
Nineveh area resident Linda Lee Gelsumino died Thursday, January 21, 1999, at Select Hospital in Beech Grove. She was 52.
Mrs. Gelsumino was born December 27, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry John Kemerer and Mary Lorene LeSeuer Kemerer. Her mother survives in Edinburgh.
She was married to Robert Gelsumino. He survives.
Mrs. Gelsumino had worked as property manager for Lexford Properties.
Other survivors include a sister, Diane Tucker of Prince's Lakes; and a brother, Henry John Kemerer Jr. of Pasadena, California.
A private service was held.
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh was in charge of arrangements.
Morgantown resident Bradley Glen Hamm died Thursday, January 28, 1999, at his home. He was 12.
Mr. Hamm was born August 22, 1986, in DeWitt, Arkansas to Wesley L. and LaRonda F. Fisher Hamm. They survive in Morgantown.
He had been homeschooled and was a sixth grader.
Mr. Hamm was a member of the General Assembly and Church of the First Born on Lick Creek Road near the Brown County line.
He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar and especially enjoyed gospel music.
Other survivors include three sisters, Bethany Hamm, Jessica Hamm and Autumn Hamm; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Fisher of DeWitt, Arkansas; and his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Wilma Hamm of Lexington, Oklahoma.
Mr. Hamm was preceded in death by a brother, Tyler Hamm; and his maternal grandfather, Glendel Fisher; and an uncle.
A service was conducted Monday, February 1, at the General Assembly and Church of the First Born.
Burial was at Thompson Cemetery in DeWitt, Arkansas.
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the General Assembly and Church of the First Born on Lick Creek Road, in care of Bill Bryant, 229 South East Street, Morgantown, Indiana 46160.
Green Valley Road resident Harriet Frank Johnson died Friday morning, January 29, 1999, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was 71.
Mrs. Johnson was born September 9, 1927, in Minnesota to Harry and Ersie Frank.
Her husband, Sam G. Johnson Jr., survives in Brown County.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Johnson had also taught at Indiana University-Pur-due University at Indianapolis for several years.
She was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church, Brown County Historical Society, Brown County Literary Club, P.E.O. of Brown County, and Humane Society of Brown County.
Mrs. Johnson is also survived by two daughters, Ann Johnson of Sidney, Illinois and Susan Wilkie of Dublin, Ohio; a son, Sam G. Johnson III of West Lafayette; two sisters, Maryln Heikkila of Blain, Minnesota and Janet Anderson of Plymouth, Minnesota; and five grandchildren.
A private service will be conducted. The Reverend Neal Partain will officiate.
Burial was in Duncan Cemetery off Yellowwood Road.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Humane Society.
Lamb's Lake resident Nancy Lou Penecale died Sunday, January 31, 1999, at Forest Commons in Indianapolis. She was 52.
Mrs. Penecale was born June 27, 1946, in Fort Wayne to Robert R. and Lois Bice Sheeks. Her father survives in Indianapolis.
She and Austin J. Penecale were married February 17, 1973, in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. He survives.
Mrs. Penecale was a homemaker and artist and had enjoyed playing cards.
She had attended Samaria Christian Church at Trafalgar.
She was graduated from Abington High School at Abington, Pennsylvania in 1964.
Other survivors include her step-mother, Helen F. Sheeks of Indianapolis; a daughter, Daneen M. Penecale of Nineveh; two grandchildren, Kenny Penecale and Nikki Penecale, both of Nineveh; and an uncle and aunt, Ralph and Mary Sheeks of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Penecale was preceded in death by her mother; and a five-year-old son.
The Reverend Mike Tinkler will lead a service today, February 3, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Burial will be in Wentz Church Cemetery in Cedars, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research, in care of Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Post Office Box 308, Morgantown, Indiana 46160.
Dennis L. Reeves died Wednesday morning, January 27, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 47.
Mr. Reeves' ancestors originally hailed from Brown County.
He was born December 9, 1951, in Columbus to Archie and Ethel Hawkins Reeves.
Mr. Reeves had worked at Arvin Industries Gladstone Avenue facility in Columbus.
He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Reeves spent two years in the Indiana National Guard.
Survivors include a brother, Steven Reeves of Columbus; and three sisters, Carolyn Reeves, Marilyn England and Lois Garlen, all of Columbus.
The Reverend Robert Muncie led a service Friday, January 29, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in Brown County's Reeves-Lucas Cemetery.
Former Brown County resident Eleanor Marie Hugar Roehling died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Regency Place in Greenwood. A resident of Indianapolis, she was 87.
Mrs. Roehling was born March 9, 1911, in Lilly, Pennsylvania to Lewis I. and Minnie Bell Krumenacker Hugar.
She was married to William F. Roehling. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Roehling had worked as a food service supervisor at Eli Lilly and Company for more than 30 years before retiring.
She had been a member of St. Roch Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Brown County Republican Club, German American Klub, Southside Turners and Kit Kat Club.
Survivors include two sons, William Roehling and Edward Roehling, both of Indianapolis; a daughter, Susan Shields of Silver City, Nevada; three brothers, Harry Hugar of Nashville, Robert Hugar of Brownsburg and Louis Hugar of Juniata, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Catherine Kissell of Sebring, Florida and Clarissa Bradford of Bear, Delaware; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
A service was conducted Saturday, January 30, at Calvary Cemetery Chapel in Indianapolis.
Entombment was in Calvary Cemetery.
G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home in Indianapolis was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 North Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-7109.
Roger Allen Russell died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers at Beech Grove. A resident of Greenwood, he was 57.
Mr. Russell left survivors in Brown County.
He was born August 20, 1941, in Hartsville to Robert L. and Irene Russell. His mother survives in Linville.
He and J. Sue Bray were married May 12, 1990, in Greenwood. She also survives.
Mr. Russell had worked as a production supervisor at Eli Lilly and Company for 32 years.
He was a member of Greenwood Christian Church, Greenwood Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Greenwood Order of the Eastern Star and York Rite.
Other survivors include two sons, Johnny A. Russell of Greenfield and Kurtis E. Russell of Avon; three daughters, Deborah J. Russell of Indianapolis, Susan E. "Susie" Evans of Speedway and Lori J. Brauer of Janesville, North Carolina; a step-son, Daniel R. Cunningham of San Diego, California; two step-daughters, Shelley Logan of Zionsville and Sheryl A. Hartz of Mooresville; two brothers, Charles L. Russell of Bargersville and Robert D. Russell of Nashville; two sisters, Barbara G. Emmert of Greenwood and Connie M. Pritchard of Franklin; and 10 grandchildren.
A service was conducted Thursday, January 28, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home's State Road 135 Chapel.
Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Morgantown resident Chester Ray Wagaman died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. He was 77.
Mr. Wagaman was born September 6, 1921, in Morgan County's Jackson Township to Roscoe and Goldie Castner Wagaman.
He had worked for the Indiana State Highway Department for 22 years, retiring in 1986.
After retiring, Mr. Wagaman had mowed lawns and cared for Bethlehem Cemetery in southern John-son County.
He and his son, Randy, had restored and collected John Deere tractors.
Mr. Wagaman was a member of the Brown, Morgan Rush, Johnson and Shelby county Antique Machinery Association and similar organizations in Elnora and Oblong, Illinois.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 27th Infantry Combat Engineers.
Survivors include three daughters, Wilma Jean Reeves of St. James, Missouri, Phyllis A. Wenger of Columbus and Teresa L. Jenkins of Elizabethtown; four sons, Donald Ray Wagaman of Indianapolis, Randy L. Wagaman of Morgantown, Clarence Edward Wagaman of Franklin and William Dale Wagaman of Osceola; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; two sisters, Esther Sisson of Morgantown and Nettie Brummett of Mooresville; and a brother, Roy H. Wagaman of Martinsville.
Mr. Wagaman was preceded in death by two sons, John W. Wagaman and James D. Wagaman; a sister, Thelma I. Brummett; and a brother, Willis E. Wagaman.
The Reverend Stephen Ferran conducted a service Friday, January 29, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Burial was in Morgan County's Centennial Cemetery.
Alma Mae Wilkinson Bennett, the mother of Nashville resident James C. Bennett, died Saturday, February 6, 1999, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, she was 73.
Mrs. Bennett was born April 17, 1925, in Johnson County to Jeremiah and Stella Weekley Wilkinson.
She and Charles Curtis Bennett were married December 15, 1947, in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He survives.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker.
She had also helped her husband operate Bennett Trucking Company in Franklin.
Mrs. Bennett is also survived by two other sons, Timothy L. Bennett and Jerry L. Bennett, both of Franklin; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles R. Bennett; three sisters; and two brothers.
Pastor James Starr led a service Wednesday, February 10, at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin.
Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Metro Region, Post Office Box 681550, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.
John H. Brinkmann, the father of Nashville resident Curtis Brinkmann, died Thursday, February 11, 1999, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. A resident of Martinsville, he was 69.
Mr. Brinkmann was born May 14, 1929, in Indianapolis to Harry and Katherine Ruff Brinkmann.
His widow, Joan Brinkmann, survives in Morgan County.
Mr. Brinkmann was graduated from Howe High School in Indianapolis.
He had worked as a machinist at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis for more than 25 years before retiring in 1989.
Mr. Brinkmann was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Cook of Martinsville; another son, Kenneth Brinkmann of Martinsville; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at a later date.
Costin Funeral Home in Martinsville was in charge of arrangements.
Colene W. Calder, the mother of Nashville resident Dennis Brock, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at her home in Bloomington. She was 66.
Mrs. Calder was born August 22, 1932, in Corbin, Kentucky to Garfield and Cornelieus Vaughn Brumet.
Mrs. Calder had worked as a bookkeeper for Bruce's Marathon Incorporated in Monroe County.
She was a member of the American Legion.
Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Brummett and Kim Webber, both of Bloomington; another son, Douglas Brock of Houston, Texas; a step-daughter, Brenda Metzger of Mobile, Alabama; and nine grandchildren.
Pastor Dan Cloud conducted a service Saturday, February 13, at Day Mortuary in Bloomington.
Burial was in that city's Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice.
Former Brown County resident Louis D. Dupree died Saturday morning, February 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of South Bend, he was 86.
Mr. Dupree was born November 13, 1912, in Trafalgar to William and Jenny Sledge Dupree.
His wife, Monica Dupree, died in November 1992.
Mr. Dupree had worked at the Bendix Corporation in South Bend, retiring in 1973.
After retirement, he worked for the South Bend Tribune for 18 years.
Mr. Dupree was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the U.S.S. Cleveland.
He was a member of the American Legion, U.S.S. Cleveland Association and Bendix Retirees.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Borlik of Indianapolis and Randall Dupree of Lebanon; a brother, George Dupree of Goshen; a sister, Ruby Jones of North Vernon; and six grandchildren.
A service was conducted Tuesday afternoon, February 16, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Duncan Cemetery off Yellowwood Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Columbus Area Chapter, Post Office Box 547, Columbus, Indiana 47202-0547.