Former Brown County businessman Kenneth L. Fleener died Saturday morning, March 6, 1999, in Indianapolis. A resident of that city, he was 67.
Mr. Fleener was born January 13, 1932, in Brown County to Guy O. and Shirley Schoolcraft Fleener. His mother survives in Helmsburg.
He and Phyllis M. Pryor were married January 2, 1988. She also survives.
Mr. Fleener was graduated from the old Helmsburg High School in 1951 and attended the Royal Beauty Academy, International Barber College and Kensington University.
He had worked as a barber for 39 years, retiring in 1993. Mr. Fleener had owned and operated Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis.
He had also owned and operated Kenstin Manor, an overnight tourist hotel, in the 1960s in the old Helmsburg school buildings. Mr. Fleener also developed the airstrip that served Helmsburg.
Mr. Fleener was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Mr. Fleener was a United States Army veteran, serving from 1949 until 1952.
Other survivors include four sons, Roger Fleener of Fort Myers, Florida, Andre Fleener of Texas, Jon Rene Fleener of Greenwood and Jeremy Fleener of Hollywood, California; a daughter, Anita Barr of Ocala, Florida; a step-son, John E. Hansen of Indianapolis; two step-daughters, Tina Bryant of Little Rock, Arkansas and Linette Schoch of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy L. Fleener of Indianapolis and Lester K. Fleener of Whiteland; and two sisters, Freida Wagerman of Bargersville and Betty Cox of Danville.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1992.
Mark Phillips will conduct a service today, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the Franklin Church of Christ.
Burial will be in Morgan County's Gose Creek Cemetery.
Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin Church of Christ, Post Office Box 188, Franklin, Indiana 46131.
Charles W. "Mac" McClellan, the brother of Morgantown resident Frank McClellan, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at his home in Greenwood. The Indianapolis native was the son of Charles W. McClellan Sr. and Margaret Schubnell.
He and Helen Colson were married December 31, 1955, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. McClellan had worked as a service representative for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 440 for 30 years, retiring last year.
He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.
Other survivors include a son, Mark C. McClellan of Greenwood; two daughters, Wendy L. McClellan of New Whiteland and Debbie K. Carter of Greenwood; two other brothers, Douglas McClellan and Dennis McClellan, both of Indianapolis; two sisters, Patricia Jones and Margaret Presley, both of Indianapolis; and five grandchildren.
Mr. McClellan was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Moore and Elvean Jones.
A service was conducted Wednesday, March 3, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home's State Road 135 Chapel near Greenwood.
Brown County native Fletcher E. Tabor died Sunday evening, February 28, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour. A resident of Brownstown, he was 78.
Mr. Tabor was born July 11, 1920, in Brown County to John Ross Tabor and Lena Fleetwood Tabor.
He and Sarah L. Spurgeon were married November 27, 1949, in Brownstown. She survives.
Mr. Tabor had lived most of his life in Jackson County.
He had worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for 30 years, retiring in 1980. Mr. Tabor had also owned and operated Tabor's TV in Brownstown.
He was a member of Brownstown Christian Church, Washington Masonic Lodge, Brownstown American Legion and Gideons.
Mr. Tabor was a 32nd degree Mason.
Mr. Tabor was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II, having been discharged as a Tech Sergeant. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his military service.
Other survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Wakefield of Lafayette, Colorado; two sons, Gene Tabor of Georgetown, Kentucky and Ross Tabor of Seymour; four grandchildren, Daniel Wakefield, J.T. Wakefield, Chris Tabor and Laura Tabor; and a sister, Thelma Wilkerson of Brown County.
Gary Morning conducted a service Wednesday morning, March 3, at Brownstown Christian Church.
Burial was in that community's Fairview Cemetery.
Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home at Brownstown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brownstown Christian Church.
Brown County native Jeanette Alice Tabor died Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, she was 91.
Mrs. Tabor was born March 26, 1907, in Brown County to Frank and Delilah Curtis Hoover.
She first married Elliott Brand. He died in 1953. She then married John Ross Tabor in 1955. He died in 1967.
Mrs. Tabor was a member of Columbus First Church of the Nazarene, Columbus Senior Center.
Over the years, she babysat for more than 138 children.
Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Walker of Columbus; three grandchildren, Steve Frazer, Gary Frazer and Cheri Harden, all of Columbus; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
The Reverend Robert Muncie will lead a service today, March 10, at 10 a.m. at Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel in Columbus.
Burial will be in that city's Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Brown County Community Care Center resident Howard P. Webster died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at the center in Salt Creek Park. He was 87.
Mr. Webster was born January 12, 1912, in Shelbyville to Ernard and Dessie Davis Webster.
He and Elsie B. Lucas were married October 20, 1934. She died August 27, 1998.
Mr. Webster had worked as a tool and die maker at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus before retiring. Before that, he had worked at Arvin Industries.
He was a member of Free Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Francis Webster of Lawrenceburg and Timothy Webster of Columbus; two daughters, Kay Bowyer of San Francisco, California and Prudence Croft of Boca Raton, Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Edward Bennett and Reverend James Croft led a service Saturday, March 6, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in that city's Garland Brook Cemetery.
Brown County native Ruth Barriger died Monday morning, March 8, 1999, at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center. A resident of Columbus, she was 91.
Mrs. Barriger was born March 12, 1907, in Brown County to Leonard and Mary Deaver Essex.
She and Jesse Barriger were married April 24, 1924. He died February 4, 1954.
Mrs. Barriger was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Bartholomew County.
Survivors include five grandchildren, Ron Barriger, Keith Barriger, Terry Barriger, Marsha Hendry and Sandy Horner; and four step-grandchildren, Ernie Neal, Alvin Neal, Cindy Trimpe and Reba Struck; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The Reverend William R. Cordes conducted a service Thursday, March 11, at Bethel Baptist Church.
Burial was in Bartholomew County's Bethel Baptist Cemetery.
Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home at Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County.
Bertha D. Best-Gilliland died Friday morning, March 12, 1999, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. A resident of Hope, she was 100.
Mrs. Best-Gilliland was born October 13, 1898, in Washington County, Kentucky to Ben and Katie Taylor Hendren.
She and James Herman Best were married in 1914. He died in 1955. After his death, she and Walter J. Gilliland were married in 1959. He died in 1973.
Mrs. Best-Gilliland had worked as a sales clerk and home caregiver before retiring. She was a member of the Columbus Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Buell Best of Port Charlotte, Florida and Herman E. Best of Bloomington; two step-sons, John E. Gilliland of Nashville and Harold Gilliland of Hope; a step-daughter, Norma Clouse of Hope; two half-sisters, Sarah Hollray and Beva Kennedy, both of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
Rich Gant led a service Monday, March 15, at Norman Funeral Home in Hope.
Burial was at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.
Brown County native Betty Lou Breedlove died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. A resident of that city, she was 61.
Mrs. Breedlove was born March 7, 1938, in Brown County to Bertie and Ina Woods Hatchett.
She was married to Roscoe Breedlove Jr. He survives in Monroe County.
A member of the Protestant faith, Mrs. Breedlove was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Mabel Ellen Barnes of Bloomington; five brothers, James Bennett Hatchett and Andrew Hatchett, both of Nashville, Keith Hatchett of North Carolina, John Hatchett of Arkansas and David Hatchett of California; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A service was conducted Tuesday, March 16, at Day Mortuary in Bloomington.
Burial was in Washington Township's Duncan Cemetery.
Shephard Road resident Susanne L. Chaney died Saturday afternoon, March 13, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 63.
Mrs. Chaney was born March 13, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan to Charles F. Bolton and Violet Ambuehl Bolton.
She was married to Warren W. Chaney. He survives in Brown County.
Mrs. Chaney was a homemaker.
She is also survived by a sister, Patricia A. Kiel of Anaheim, California; and two brothers, Richard C. Bolton of Aurora, Illinois and Charles D. Bolton of Louisburg, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Hutchison will conduct a service today, March 17, at 10 a.m. in the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial will take place in Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery off Old State Road 46.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Humane Society, 128 South State Road 135, Nashville, Indiana 47448.
Evelyn Gahimer, the sister of Nashville resident Dorothy Borders, died Friday, March 5, 1999, at Todd-Aikens Health Center in Franklin. A resident of that city, she was 87.
Mrs. Gahimer was born June 11, 1911, in Marietta to Charles and Della Saunders Tucker.
She was married to Matthew M. Gahimer. He died October 22, 1991.
Mrs. Gahimer was a homemaker.
She was a member of Marietta United Methodist Church and the church's Methodist Woman's Society.
Mrs. Gahimer was a charter member of United Firemen's Auxiliary of Marietta.
Other survivors include two daughters, Lynda Petro of Edinburgh and Iris Gariup of Hebron; another sister, Martha VanScyock of Marietta; a half-sister, Zible Swinehart of North Vernon; a brother, Bud Tucker of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A service was conducted Tuesday, March 9, at Carmony-Ewing Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was in Shelby County's Miller Cemetery.
Brown County native Bernard L. Greathouse died Wednesday morning, February 17, 1999, at his home in rural Bartholomew County. He was 64.
Mr. Greathouse was born June 3, 1934, in Brown County to James and Florice Fleetwood Greathouse. His mother survives in Columbus.
He and Barbara A. Jones were married April 9, 1955. She survives.
Mr. Greathouse had worked at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for 32 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a United States Army veteran.
Mr. Greathouse was a member of Ogilville Church of Christ.
Other survivors include a son, Burt Greathouse of Columbus; a daughter, Belinda George of Franklin; a brother, Bob Greathouse of Tennessee; and two sisters, Florene Meyer of Jonesville and Linda Able of Columbus.
The Reverend Marty Wright conducted a service Saturday morning, February 20, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Entombment was in that city's Garland Brook Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County.
Charles Edison "Chad" Imhoof died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the home of his parents in Nashville. He was 36.
Mr. Imhoof was born in Afghanistan to Maurice and Marilynne Imhoof. They survive in Brown County.
He was educated in schools in Indiana, Egypt and Maryland. Mr. Imhoof earned a degree in English and history at the University of Virginia in 1986.
He continued his interest in language and literature by writing poetry and fiction. Mr. Imhoof also enjoyed sharp-witted conversation.
Before moving to Brown County in 1997, Mr. Imhoof had lived in Washington D.C. where he had worked as an editor at the National Association of Schools of Music and also the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
An artist, Mr. Imhoof also helped design sets for community theaters in the Washington D.C. area.
Other survivors include a sister, Erika Imhoof of Wheaton, Maryland; his grandfather, Edison Rust of Albany; several aunts and uncles, Max and Diane Imhoof of Denver, Norma Imhoof of Denver, Tom and Judy Wagley of Muncie and Janice Ruse of Brownsburg; and many cousins.
A service will be conducted Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church on State Road 135 North.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the HIV/AIDS Ministry , 550 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201-2468.
Patricia M. Lawson, the sister of Morgantown resident Wenonah Cleek, died Friday morning, March 12, 1999, at Clay County Health Center after a long illness. She was 69.
Miss Lawson was born March 27, 1929, in Clay County to Jess and Julia Benham Lawson.
She was graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948.
Miss Lawson was a homemaker and a member of Harmony United Methodist Church in Clay County.
She is also survived by another sister, Juanita Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada.
A service was conducted Monday, March 15, at Lawson-Slack Funeral Home's Brazil Chapel. Burial was in Clay County's Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Jana S. LeRoy
Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District resident Jana Suzette LeRoy died Wednesday morning, March 10, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She had lived at Greywolf Drive on Sweetwater Lake. She was 45.
Miss Leroy was born June 28, 1953, in Columbus to Jacques H. LeRoy and Nancy Stevens. Her parents survive in Nashville.
She had worked as manager of the parts department at Miller Industries in Indianapolis.
Miss LeRoy was a member of the Automotive Service Association.
She had been active in Democratic Party politics, working in the Marion County Clerk's office several years ago.
Miss LeRoy had attended Indiana University and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Other survivors include a brother, Victor LeRoy of Carmel; two sisters, Julie LeRoy of Austin, Texas and Deena Nichols of Sacramento, California; and her grandmother, Iris Belitches of Indianapolis.
A service was conducted Saturday afternoon, March 13, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Nashville's Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Public Library Building Fund.