Catherine A. Paris Skaggs, a resident of Bargersville, died Monday, November 1, 1999, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was 84.
She was born February 15, 1915, in Morgan County to Fletcher and Eva (Vaughn) Paris. She was a 1933 graduate of Martinsville High School.
She married William Marvin Skaggs on August 12, 1934. He preceded her in death March 1, 1997.
Mrs. Skaggs was a homemaker and helped her husband on their farm. She was a member of the Order of the Waverly Eastern Star, a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church and a matron at the Morgan County Jail from 1950-1954.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lyle P. Skaggs; and a brother, George Paris.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Downey of Morgantown; five grandchildren, Jeff and Robert Downey of Morgantown, Robert Skaggs of Lafayette, and Darla Seitz and Kim Andergiri, both of Terre Haute; and six great-grandchildren.
The Reverend Mark Dodd led a service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 4, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown. Burial was in that community’s East Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Americare Home Health Services in Franklin.
Orval "Bus" Taylor, the step grandfather of Nineveh resident Pam Ison, died Friday, November 5, 1999, at his home in North Vernon.
He was 89.
He was bron in Jennings County April 6, 1910 to Charles and Lillie Grace Robbins Taylor.
He married Laura Hartwell Dewey September 15, 1937. She died July 19, 1986,
Mr. Taylor was a wrecker driver and body shop employee at the former Webster Chevrolet in North Vernon for 49 years.
For several years in the 1950s, he was part of the wrecker crew at the Indianapolis 500.
A former employee of DSI in Scipio, Mr. Taylor was a foster grandparent and a member of the First Baptist Church in North Vernon.
Other survivors include a stepson, Bernard Dewey of Columbus; a step great granddaughter; a step great grandson; and a brother, Roy Taylor of North Vernon.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Taylor, and a step great grandson, David Ison.
A funeral was conducted yesterday, Tuesday, November 9, at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home with the Reverend Dan Barringer officiating.
Burial was in Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be mad to the Hospice of Jennings County.
William H. Adler, the father of Nashville resident Linda Lawson, died Thursday, November 11, 1999, at his home in Beech Grove. He was 83.
Mr. Adler was born October 20, 1916, in Louisville, Kentucky to Robert E. and Mary Sewell Adler.
He and Elizabeth Adler were married June 13, 1953, in Pleasureville, Kentucky. She survives.
Mr. Adler had worked as head of the posting department for Pioneer Title Life Insurance Company for 40 years, retiring in 1979.
He is survived by another daughter, Nancy Chandler-Gibboney of Beech Grove; a brother, Charles Adler of California; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A brother preceded him in death.
A service was conducted Saturday afternoon, November 13, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home in Johnson County.
Burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens there.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Hospice, or the American Cancer Society.
Willetta "June" Andrews of Franklin died Tuesday, November 9, 1999, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 74.
Mrs. Andrews was born in Brown County on June 27, 1925, to Marion David and Flossie Edell Miller Rhude.
A former inspector for Amos Plastics, she was a member of Old Union United Church of Christ. Mrs. Andrews was also employed as a cook for Just Rite and Mike’s Bar and Grill in Franklin.
Mrs. Andrews is preceded in death by three husbands, as well as two brothers.
Survivors include a son, John Ronny Sanderson of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Judith Gail Bozell Rippy of Salem and Bonnie Lynn Bozell Coble of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Sharon Lee Lipscomb of Edinburgh; brothers, David Keith Rhude of Edinburgh and Bobby Gail Rhude of Columbus; sisters Fran Beddingfield and Donna Giles, both of Columbus, Shirley Dyke of Indianapolis, and Betty Williams of Parrish, Florida; eight grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home Friday, November 12. Burial was at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Former Brown County resident Evangeline "Vangie" C. Bockstahler died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, Maryland after suffering a stroke. She was 94.
Mrs. Bockstahler was born October 27, 1905, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Albert and Lydia Roath.
She and Harold W. "Bocky" Bockstahler were married May 18, 1929. He died July 10, 1987.
Mrs. Bockstahler grew up in Indianapolis. She was graduated from Emerich Manual High School in that city and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Purdue University in 1929.
While a student there, she had been a member of the university’s gymnastics team, competing on rings.
A homemaker, Mrs. Bockstahler tried her hand at designing homes and developing real estate properties. In the 1950s, she was a finalist in one of the first Pillsbury Baking contests.
Before retiring to Brown County in 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Bockstahler had lived in Washington D.C., Colorado, Ohio, Minnesota and Michigan. After her husband’s death, she moved to Rockville, Maryland in 1995.
She had been a member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Bockstahler had been active in many community associations including the Altrusa Club and League of Women Voters in Lansing, Michigan and The Athenium Foundation/Athenaeum Turners in Indianapolis.
A voracious reader, Mrs. Bock-stahler enjoyed English history and even drafted a children’s book about the children’s crusade in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Survivors include a son, Larry E. Bockstahler of Rockville, Mary-land; a granddaughter, Katrin Rose O’Connell; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan O’Connell and Rebecca O’Connell.
A service was conducted Monday morning, November 15, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
That city’s Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park North Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Rahletha Stockton Clark, formerly of Trafalgar and Indianapolis, died at her residence in Friendswood, Texas Tuesday, November 9, 1999.
She was 85.
Born in Johnson County on June 25, 1914, Mrs. Clark was the daughter of Marion and Lettie (Hunter) Stockton.
She married Maurice E. Clark December 15, 1940 in Morgan-town. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1999.
She graduated from Indiana State in 1946.
Mrs. Clark taught in the Indianapolis public school system for six years and at the Trafalgar Elementary School for seven years.
She was a member of Beech Grove Eastern Star in Indiana and the First Presbyterian Church in Naples, Florida. She was also a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association.
Survivors include daughter, Donna E. Cook of Houston, Texas and son, Phillip R. Clark of Littleton, Colorado; three grandchildren, Brian and Kristen Clark and Hope Roese; two sisters, Aileen Douglas of Indianapolis and Anzonetta Stockton of Franklin.
Mrs. Clark is preceded in death by three brothers, and four sisters.
A graveside service was conducted Saturday, November 13, at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. The Reverend Burt Brock officiated.
Nineveh resident, Orris A. Hughes died Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at Todd-Aikens Health Center in Franklin. He was 93.
Mr. Hughes was born April 5, 1906 in Nineveh to Grover A. and Nellie Catherine (Hardin) Hughes. He was a 1924 graduate of Nineveh High School and attended Franklin College.
He married Opal Brickey who preceded him in death in December 1970. He then married Patsy A. (Richards) McKee on December 5, 1981. She survives.
Other survivors include a stepson, Kenneth G. McKee of Franklin; a stepdaughter, Nancy Voris of Trafalgar; three nephews, five nieces, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Dorothy Winchester, preceded him in death on Monday, November 8.
Mr. Hughes was a lifelong farmer and also served as Nineveh Township trustee for twelve years. He served two terms on the board of Nineveh School during the 1950s. In 1962, he was appointed to the advisory board for the consolidation and formation of the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation.
He served on the board of trustees of Johnson County Memorial Hospital from 1977 to 1992, and on the Johnson County Alcoholic Beverage Board during the 1970s.
He was a lifelong member and Servant Emeritus of Nineveh Christian Church where he served as deacon, elder, trustee and Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Hughes was also a charter member of both the Nineveh Volunteer Fire Department and the Nineveh Township Fire District, serving 44 years. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Nineveh Cemetery Association from 1968 to 1999. He was a 69 year member and past master of Nineveh Masonic Lodge 317, a 51 year member and past worthy patron of Nineveh Order of Eastern Star Chapter 466 and a member of Scottish Rite.
He was also a lifelong member of the Franklin Elks Lodge 1818 and a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and the Nineveh Area Senior Citizens Center.
The Central Indiana Council on Aging named Mr. Hughes as Older Citizen of the Year for Area 9.
The Reverends Larry Scott and Larry Manning conducted a service Saturday, November 13, at the Nineveh Christian Church. Burial was at the Nineveh Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nineveh Christian Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 207, Nineveh, Indiana, 46164.
Thornwell Jones Jr.
Thornwell Jones, Jr., 67, of Columbus died at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
An Air Force veteran, Mr. Jones was a former member of American Legion, Eagles and Moose Lodge. He was employed by Cummins Engine Company for more than 40 years as a tool maker. He retired in January 1996.
Mr. Jones was born in Flint, Michigan on November 6, 1932, to Lillian McKee Jones and Thornwell Jones Sr. He married Carol J. Merritt in Greenwood on December 31, 1955. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Robert Jones of Garner, North Carolina; three daughters, Nanette Willoughby and Trina Martinez, both of Columbus and Teressa Woods of Nashville; brothers Ernest Jones of Gladwin, Michigan and James Jones of Fenton, Michigan; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a sister, and a brother.
Services were held at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel in Columbus. Burial was in Garland Brook Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Easter Seals Foundation.
Kelly Reed Lane resident Michael P. McCormack died Thursday afternoon, November 11, 1999, in Indianapolis. He was 43.
Mr. McCormack was born September 28, 1956, in Indianapolis to Edward Allen McCormack and Natalie Watts McCormack Floreancig. His mother survives in Seminole, Florida.
He had worked in construction.
Mr. McCormack had been a member of Eagledale Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
A veteran of the United States Army, he was discharged in 1974.
Mr. McCormack was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Other survivors include his step-father, Bob Floreancig of Seminole, Florida; five sisters, Cindy Tays and Melissa Anderson, both of Indianapolis, Lynn Allen of Largo, Florida, Bonnie Walsh of Wanamaker and Roseanne Parrott of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; two brothers, George McCormack of Nashville and Carl McCormack of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A service was conducted Monday afternoon, November 15, at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
Fleeta Edwards McCready
Town Hill Road resident Fleeta Edwards McCready died Sunday, November 14, 1999. She was 86.
She was born on October 13, 1913.
Mrs. McCready was the widow of Norman McCready, they were married September 1, 1938.
A graduate of Butler Univer-sity, she was an elementary tea-cher in Indiana-polis and a member of the North Park Eastern Star for 50 years.
Mrs. McCready was also a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Galm, of Nashville; a brother, Elmer L Edwards of Franklin; and grandsons Brian, Christopher and Patrick Galm.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 18 at Leppert and Hensley Mortuary, 740 East 86th Street (corner of College Avenue and 86th Street) in Indianapolis. Visitation will from at 1 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m.
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville United Methodist Church of the Brown County Public Library.
Brown County resident Cheryl L. Miskiel died Sunday, November 7, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 51.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs. Miskiel had lived in the county for six years.
She had worked as a registered nurse in Brown County and enjoyed playing Bingo and making crafts.
Her husband, Charles Miskiel, survives.
Other survivors include a sister, Debbie Ross of Roanoke; a niece, Trish Gustin of Fort Wayne; a nephew, Ryan Ross of Roanoke; and a great-niece, Elizabeth Gustin of Fort Wayne.
A service was conducted Thursday afternoon, November 11, at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home in Fort Wayne.
Burial was in that city’s Lindenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Feed the Children, Post Office Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-0036.
Charles G. Weston of Columbus, the brother of Brown County resident Mary Alice Hilderbrand, died at Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was 72.
Born in Vallonia on October 16, 1927, Mr. Weston was the son of Charles and Flossie Cole Weston.
Mr. Weston retired in 1990 from Interstate Brands where he worked for 23 years. He attended Columbus General Baptist Church and was an army veteran.
He married Ruby L. Shelton on September 28, 1957,. She survives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Weston; and two sisters, Lois Clark and Faye Goforth.
The Reverend Kenneth Wyatt officiated a service Friday, Nov-ember 12, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus
Burial followed in that city’s Garland Brooks Cemetery.
Nineveh area native Dorothy Mildred Hughes Winchester died Monday, November 8, 1999, at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. A resident of that city, she was 90.
Mrs. Winchester was born February 11, 1909, in Nineveh to Grover A. and Nellie Kathryn Hardin Hughes.
She and Richard Burke Winchester were married July 29, 1929, in New Jersey. He died September 26, 1970.
Mrs. Winchester was graduated from Nineveh High School in 1927. She attended Franklin College.
She had worked as a PBX operator at Indiana Lumberman Insur-ance in Indianapolis for 25 years before retiring.
Mrs. Winchester had been a member of the Nineveh Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include three granddaughters, Terri Winchester of Parker, Colorado, Cynthia L. Coffman of Ballwin, Missouri and Wendy L. Sanders of O’Fallon, Missouri; two grandsons, Richard M. Winchester of Wildwood, Missouri and Robert E. Winchester of St. Charles, Missouri; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Hughes; and a brother, Orris A. Hughes November 10, 1999.
The Reverend Cleon Wright led a service Saturday morning, Nov-ember 13, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin was in charge of arrangements.