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Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Brown County, Indiana Obituary Collection - 45

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Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2010, at 9:12 a.m.

Violet Campbell
Former Bean Blossom resident Violet L. Campbell died Tuesday, September 7, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. A resident of that city, she was 86.
Mrs. Campbell was born April 5, 1913, in Muncie to Tempus Smith and Edna Leona Massey Smith Parmerlee.
She was married to Vernon H. Campbell. He died January 4, 1988.
As a girl, she came with her divorced mother and brother to live in Brown County in 1928. Shortly after coming here, her mother married James Marcus "Mark" Parmerlee. She lived with her parents on a 140-acre farm near Fox’s Corner until her marriage.
After her marriage, Mrs. Campbell left Brown County in the late 1930s, returning to the Bean Blossom area in the 1950s.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, James B. Campbell, David L. Campbell and John R. Campbell; a daughter, Nancy A. Curn; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There was no service. The body was cremated.
Burial will be in Nashville’s Greenlawn Cemetery at a later date.
Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary’s Speedway Chapel in Indianapolis was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Oscar DeLoach
Oscar James DeLoach, the step-father of Morgantown resident Joe E. Shipley, died Saturday, September 4, at Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville. A resident of that city, he was 70.
Mr. DeLoach was born December 21, 1928, in Clintwood, Virginia to Johnny and Maggie Fleming DeLoach.
He and Pauline B. Bryant Shipley were married June 7, 1975. She survives.
Mr. DeLoach had worked as a carpenter for Amos Corporation/United Technologies in Edinburgh for 32 years, retiring in 1991.
He had been a member of Joy in Living Christian Center. Mr. DeLoach was a former member of Edinburgh Assembly of God Church.
He was a United States Army veteran.
Other survivors include a son, Jesse DeLoach of Edinburgh; a daughter, Shirley DeLoach-Scheckles of Edinburgh; two step-daughters, Christine Mariner of Oviedo, Florida and Charlene Denney of Martinsville; three brothers, John C. DeLoach of North Vernon and Paul DeLoach and Clyde DeLoach, both of Clintwood, Virginia; a half-brother, Johnny Lee DeLoach of Clintwood, Virginia; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Bernie Samples conducted a service Wednesday morning, September 8, at Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville.
Burial was in that city’s New South Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kennedy Living Center, or Joy in Living Christian Center.

Louis Eisenmenger
Louis D. Eisenmenger died Friday, September 3, 1999, in Fresno, California. A resident of that city, he was 67.
Mr. Eisenmenger left survivors in Brown County.
He was born December 15, 1930 to John and Essie Eisenmenger.
Mr. Eisenmenger was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Scurlock of Florida; five sons, David Eisenmenger, Danny Eisenmenger, Larry Eisenmenger and Jerry Eisenmenger, all of Indiana and Johnny Eisenmenger of Kentucky; five sisters, Katherine, Emma, Freida, Rebecca and Wilma; three brothers, John Eisenmenger III, Daniel Eisenmenger and William Eisenmenger; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and cremation took place in California.

Mabel Gardner
Mabel Naomi Gardner, the sister of Morgantown resident Pauline Clem, died Wednesday, September 1, at Hospice Inpatient Unit of Norton’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. A resident of Crestwood, Kentucky, she was 95.
Mrs. Gardner was born March 2, 1904, in Franklin to Joe and Stella Green.
She and Carl A. Gardner were married October 24, 1924. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker. She had been a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Crestwood, Kentucky.
Other survivors include two daughters, Frances Kenworthy of Lynn and Lois Borneman of Crestwood, Kentucky; three other sisters, Ruth Westcott, Evelyn Hardin and Elizabeth Henninger, all of Franklin; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Ken Hughes led a service Saturday afternoon, September 4, at Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home in LaGrange, Kentucky.
Entombment was in Louisville’s Memorial Gardens East.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Louisville, or the American Heart Association.

Elmer Greathouse
Brown County native Elmer Greathouse died Friday afternoon, September 3, at his home in Columbus. He was 78.
Mr. Greathouse was born April 1, 1921, in Brown County to Charles and Dora Alice Meeks Greathouse.
He and Laura Mable Hashman were married November 16, 1943. She survives in Bartholomew County.
Mr. Greathouse had worked at True Temper Corporation before retiring.
He had been a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Mr. Greathouse enjoyed hunting fishing, bowling and playing putt-putt golf.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. During the war, Mr. Greathouse served in France and Germany.
Other survivors include two sons, Ron Greathouse and Larry Greathouse, both of Hope; four daughters, Vera Collins of Elizabethtown, Janice Bunton and Retha Greathouse, both of Columbus and Becky Hoang of Texas; a step-son, Jerry Crider of Columbus; a sister, Elsie Shumard of Columbus; a granddaughter whom he and his wife raised, Christina Greathouse; 11 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Charles Gillihan and Reverend David Lehman led a service Tuesday morning, September 7, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in Bartholomew County’s Flatrock Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County.

Joseph Hartley
Joseph W. Hartley died Friday afternoon, September 3, at his home on Lick Creek Road. He was 80.
Mr. Hartley was born March 31, 1919, in Crawfordsville.
He was a retired executive for the old Indiana Bell Telephone Company in Indianapolis. The corporation is now known as Ameritech.
A part-time resident of Brown County, he also maintained a home in Naples, Florida.
Mr. Hartley was a United States Army Air Force veteran. During World War II, he served with the Unites States Army’s 801st and 492nd. He was discharged in 1946.
Mr. Hartley was a member of the Elks Club in Crawfordsville.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M. Huggins Hartley, of Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
The Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.

Cindy L. Hicks
Trafalgar resident, Cindy L. Hicks died Saturday, September 11, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 38.
Ms. Hicks was born Feb-ruary 8, 1961 in Franklin, to Reverend Carl Hicks and Catherine Wal-ker Hicks.
She had worked for First State Bank in Morgantown, The Little Nashville Opry House in Nashville, and Monogram Music in Beech Grove.
Ms. Hicks was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar.
She enjoyed living life to the fullest and had a great sense of humor.
Other survivors include her mother, Catherine Hicks of Trafalgar; a brother, Tom Hicks of Trafalgar; four sisters, Susan Hall of Morgantown, Rebecca Chapman and Kathy Wilkinson of Trafalgar, and Betty Moore of Lafayette, Tennessee; and four nieces and four nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, at the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar with the Reverend Brett Baird officiating. Burial will be in Morgantown’s East Hill Cemetery.

Frank K. King
Former Brown County resident Frank Karl King died Saturday, September 4, in Memphis, Tennessee. A resident of Caruthersville, Missouri, he was 69.
Mr. King was born February 14, 1930, in Muncie to Frank King and Charlotte Collins.
A medical doctor, he operated a family practice in Hayti, Missouri. He had also been a surgeon.
Mr. King graduated from the University of Chicago Medical School in 1958.
Survivors include a daughter, Sonya M. King of Indianapolis; three sons, Royal T. King of Indianapolis, Brian E. King of Nashville and Nathan M. King of Indianapolis; and a grandson.
David Spicer conducted a service Thursday afternoon, September 9, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Van Buren Township’s Bellsville Cemetery.

Madeline Marshall
Freeman Ridge Road resident Madeline Marshall died Saturday morning, September 11, 1999, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. She was 80.
Mrs. Marshall was born April 17, 1919, in Jasonville to Wesley Perry and Grace Zimmerman Perry. Her mother survives in Jasonville.
She was married to Daniel F. Marshall. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker.
She had been a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Brown County Art Guild, Brown County Humane Society and the St. Agnes Guild.
Other survivors include two sons, Daniel F. Marshall II and James C. Morgan, both of Nashville; three grandchildren, James A. Morgan of Springboro, Ohio, Amy T. Morgan of Bloomington and Evan G. Marshall of Indianapolis; a great-grandson, Brendan James Morgan of Springboro, Ohio; three brothers, Clifford Zimmerman of Jasonville, Charles Perry of Muncie and Don Perry of Worthington; and three sisters, Betty Wilson of Sullivan, Jeanne Thomas of Farmersburg and Wanda Duncan of Mooresville.
Father Paul Koetter led a service Tuesday afternoon, September 14, at St. Agnes Catholic Church on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Bean Blossom’s Weeping Willow Cemetery.
The Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Post Office Box 577, Nashville, Indiana 47448.

Dale Miller
Morgantown resident Dale Miller died Saturday, September 11, at his residence. He was 44.
Mr. Miller was born July 6, 1955 in Franklin to Langley and Beulah Short Miller.
He married Reva Fox in Martinsville, on September 19, 1997. She survives in Morgantown.
Mr. Miller worked as a carpenter for the past 15 years for Robert E. Young Construction Company in Greenwood. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and working on automobiles.
Other survivors include his mother, Buelah Miller of Martinsville; a sister, Gale Beasley of Martinsville; two brothers, Charles Miller of Morgantown and John Miller of Martinsville; a step-daughter, Tracy Lynn Gritton of Peoga; a step-son, Jeffery Long of Columbus; and two step-grandchildren.
Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his father, Langley Miller; two brothers, Gary and Austin Miller; and two sisters, Mary and Nancy Miller.
Graveside services were held by Reverend Lyman Taylor on September 14 at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Betty Reno
Brown County native Betty Jean Reno, died Wednesday, September 1, in Okeechobee, Florida. A resident of that city, she was 69.
Mrs. Reno was born in Nashville in 1930, to Thomas and Nellie Messina.
She was married to Louis Reno. He survives in Florida.
Mrs. Reno was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters, all of Florida; three sisters, Frances Miller Ausperk of Nashville, Ann Miller of Flat Rock and Mary Thornton of Quincy; and a brother, Carl Messina of Columbus.
A service was conducted Saturday, September 4, in Okeechobee, Florida.

David Sipes
David "Bud" Sipes, the brother of Nashville resident Diane Wetzle, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at his home in Indianapolis. He was 73.
Mr. Sipes was born August 21, 1926, in Bloomington to Ralph and Amanda Hensley Sipes.
He was married to Joan Schierbaum. She survives in Indianapolis.
Mr. Sipes had owned Indiana Decorating Company since 1942.
He had served with the United States Navy during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and special letter of recognition from President Harry S Truman.
Other survivors include two sons, Kelly Sipes and Randy Sipes, both of Indianapolis; a daughter, Cherie St. Pierre of Indianapolis; two brothers, Melville Sipes of Greenwood and Milton Sipes of Whiteland; three other sisters, Betty Jean Speas and Marcy Thacker, both of Greenwood and Sandy Durham of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sipes was preceded in death by two sons, David Bruce Sipes; and Timothy Allen Sipes; and a granddaughter.
The Reverend Keith Groves led a service Saturday morning, September 12, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home’s State Road 135 Chapel in Indianapolis.
Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery at Waverly.

Ann V. Snodgress
Ann Virginia Snodgress, the mother of Belmont resident David Snodgress, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at her home in Bloomington. She was 79.
She left survivors in Brown County.
Mrs. Snodgress was born February 18, 1920, in Devalls Bluff, Arkansas to William Hurdis and Elizabeth Ann Wells Snider.
She was married to James W. Snodgress. He survives in Monroe County.
Mrs. Snodgress had worked as a bookkeeper for the Southern Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
She had been a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Mrs. Snodgress was a former president and life-time member of Beta Sigma Phi international social and philanthropic sorority.
Other survivors include another son, Richard Snodgress of Zionsville; five grandchildren, Briana Oesterle Snodgress of Oakland, California, Marissa Snodgress and Ben Snodgress, both of Zionsville and Alyssa Snodgress and Taran Snodgress, both of Brown County; and three sisters, Lena Crow, Myrtle Snider and Ruth Snider all of Charleston, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Snider and Albert Snider; and three sisters, Seddie Moore, Clara Stubblefield and Ethel Percefull.
The Reverend Ed Gardner conducted a service Saturday afternoon, September 11, in Allen Funeral Home at Bloomington.
Burial was in Monroe County’s Clear Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, or Hospice of Bloomington.

Robert Wetzel
A service for Dogwood Lane resident Robert "Bob Wetzel, who died Wednesday, August 18, at Bloomington Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 23, in the Nashville United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wetzel was 85 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Knaak Wetzel; two sons, Bill Wetzel and Larry Wetzel; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville United Methodist Church’s building fund.

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