Rita R. Goens
Rita R. Goens, 87, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at her residence on State Road 46 East.
She was born January 5, 1913, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charles A. and Sarah Burns.
She married Francis Lee Goens, who died in 1980. She also was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
Mrs. Goens had worked at C.P. Electronics, retiring in 1968.
Hazel Marie Haines, the mother of Morgantown resident Joseph O. Haines, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at Community Care Center in Seymour. A resident of North Vernon, she was 96.
Mrs. Haines was born June 29, 1903, in Jennings County to Albert and Jessie Myrtle Littell Wilds.
She and William Ormand Haines were married December 21, 1923. He died January 6, 1984.
Mrs. Haines was a homemaker.
Former Spearsville resident Nannie A. McGahan Henderson died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of Beech Grove, she was 92.
Mrs. Henderson was born December 5, 1907, in Vinnie, Kentucky to Henry and Sallie Fitzgerald McGahan.
She and Hubert E. Henderson were married August 29, 1935. He died November 13, 1996.
Mrs. Henderson had worked in production for Red Gold for 20 years, retiring in 1970.
She was a member of Worldwide Christian Church.
David S. Kemp
Morgantown resident David S. Kemp died Sunday, January 16, 2000, in Morgan County Memorial Hospital. He was 40.
Mr. Kemp was born October 4, 1959 in Franklin to Raymond V. and Marjorie J. Ellis Kemp. His mother survives.
He attended Indian Creek High School.
He and Reva J. Fox were married December 11, 1999. She also survives.
William E. "Bill" Lawrence, the father of Morgantown resident Roger Lawrence, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, in Morgantown. A resident of Needham, he was 77.
Mr. Lawrence was born January 28, 1922, in Tunnel Hill, Illinois to Walter and Bessie McEuan Lawrence.
He and Mary A. Day were married June 22, 1945. She died November 28, 1977.
Mr. Lawrence had worked as a foreman for Knauf Fiberglass for more than 20 years.
A veteran of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, he helped repair airplanes.
Willie E. Leonard, the brother of Brown County resident David Leonard, died Tuesday morning, January 11, 2000, at his home in Scipio. He was 67.
Mr. Leonard was born February 5, 1932, in Clay County, Tennessee to Henry Eulas Leonard and Myrtle Gladys Trobaugh Leonard. His mother survives in Columbus.
He and Margaret M. Beesley were married August 14, 1949, in Columbus. She survives.
Mr. Leonard was a retired logger that worked as a vendor at Westward Ho Flee Market at Gnaw Bone.
Nashville resident Mary E. Lusher died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 76.
Mrs. Lusher was born January 1, 1924, in Indianapolis to Donald and Nelle Strode Bradway.
She and Robert W. Lusher were married June 27, 1953, in Indianapolis. He survives in Brown County.
Roland E. Martin
Morgantown resident Roland E. Martin died Friday evening, January 14, 2000, in northern Brown County from injuries he sustained in a head-on collision. He was 57.
Mr. Martin was born June 30, 1942, in Greensburg to Ira Foster Martin and Ercil M. Ray Martin. His mother survives in Greensburg.
He had formerly worked at the Decatur County Highway Department.
Former Brown County resident Cleda Casey Pope died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at her home in Charleston, Illinois. She was 88.
Mrs. Pope was born September 17, 1911, in Coffeen, Illinois to Lloyd and Mary Edna Lamson Middlesworth.
She first married Frank Patrick Casey July 31, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. He died July 31, 1948. She and George Pope were married January 18, 1975, in Charleston, Illinois. He died March 25, 1991.
Greasy Creek Road resident William M. Quakenbush died instantly Friday evening, January 14, 2000, from injuries he received in an automobile accident on Sprunica Road in northern Brown County. He was 16.
Mr. Quakenbush was born January 20, 1983, in Indianapolis to William H. Quakenbush and Maxine Conley Quakenbush. They survive in Nashville.
He attended Indian Creek High School at Trafalgar.
Charles L. Smith
Charles Leon Smith, the father of Morgantown resident Steve Smith, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Beech Grove. A resident of Southport, he was 77.
Mr. Smith was born May 10, 1922, in Indianapolis to Ray and Edith Porter Smith.
He and Betty Jones were married October 29, 1950, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Smith was graduated from Warren Central High School and Indianapolis Electrical College in 1952.
He had worked as an outside salesman for Brehob Electric Corporation for 47 years.
Audrey B. Thieman
Audrey B. Thieman, the mother of Nashville resident Patricia Kelly, died Thursday, January 11, 2000, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. A resident of Sunman, she was 89.
Mrs. Thieman was a homemaker.
Arty E. Wren
The Reverend Arty Eugene Wren, the father of Morgantown resident Brenda Deckard, died Thursday, January 6, 2000. A resident of Potosi, Missouri, he was 73.
Mr. Wren was born December 3, 1926, in Matthews, Missouri to Arty Wren and Blanche Bugg Wren.
He was married to Mary Hayes. She survives in Missouri.
Hattie G. Alsup
Hattie Gladys Kinser Alsup died Monday, January 17, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, she was 90.
She left survivors in the Brown County area.
Mrs. Alsup was born October 12, 1909, in Bloomington to Rawley and Sarah Ellen Clark Howe.
She was married to Hobert Kinser. He preceded her in death. She then married Virgil Alsup. He also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Alsup was a homemaker. She had formerly worked at Varynit Mills and Indiana Masonic Home and Morgan Packing Company, all in Franklin.
Homestead Road resident Gladys R. Atwood died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Beech Grove. She was 79.
Mrs. Atwood was born August 3, 1920, in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Willie Howell and Mary McGuire.
She and Henry Meeks were married in 1941. He died in 1944. Her second marriage, to George Huffman in 1948, ended when Mr. Huffman died in 1951.
She and William Atwood were married in 1957. He died in 1985.
She had worked at Uniroyal for 22 years. She also worked as a service station manager in Bean Blossom and Fruitdale before retiring in 1983.
Former Brown County resident Jeffrey Winton Bainter died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at his home in Castle Rock, Colorado. He was 53.
Mr. Bainter was born December 28, 1946, in Canton, Illinois to Robert T. and M. Juanita Miller Bainter. His mother survives on Coffey Hill Road.
He was graduated from Brown County High School in 1964, where he was active in track, journalism and academic clubs.
After graduation from General Motors Institute in 1969, he worked briefly as a mechanical engineer for Allison Transmission in Indianapolis.
Later he enrolled in business and law classes at Indiana University, earning a masterís degree in business and a law degree in 1975.
Marion Lerlene "Bobbie" Byroad, the mother of Brown County resident Raelene Cochrane, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at The Waters of Martinsville. She was 81, and had been in failing health for several months.
She was born October 22, 1918, in Green County to Robert and Danzel Riegle Patterson.
She and Ray Carl Byroad were married for 45 years. He died April 10, 1990.
Mrs. Byroad lived most of her life in Morgan County and enjoyed gardening, sewing and traveling.
In the 1960s Mrs. Byroad worked for Twigg Corporation in Martinsville. Then, in the 1970s and 1980s, she worked at Nutterís, a mensí clothing store, also in Martinsville.
Mrs. Byroad was a member of Martinsvilleís First Christian Church and a past president of the Fraternal Order of Policeís Womenís Auxiliary.
Dora M. Connor
Former Brown County businesswoman Dora Mae Connor died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. She was 95.
Mrs. Connor was born May 22, 1904, in Indianapolis to Jack and Clara Hughes Huntington.
She and William Henry Connor were married in April 1920. He preceded her in death.
She was graduated from Arsenal Tech-nical High School in Marion County.
Mrs. Connor had owned and operated the Brown County Print Shop in Belmont for more than 20 years before retiring in 1972.
Evelyn Greer Cummins, the mother of Woodland Lake resident Mary Louise McCann, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, in Indianapolis. A resident of that city, she was 87.
Mrs. Cummins was born January 5, 1913, in Point Isabelle to Fred Greer Keever and Ann Fern Clark.
She was married to Laurence G. Cummins Jr. He died September 28, 1980.
Mrs. Cummins was a homemaker.
Mary Katherine Eck
Former Brown County resident Mary Katherine Keithley Eck died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, she was 72.
Mrs. Eck was born July 27, 1927, in Indianapolis to Harold and Goldie Garringer Keithley.
She and Joseph Harold Eck Sr. were married July 1, 1950. He died April 11, 1997.
Mrs. Eck was a homemaker. She also had worked as a nurseís aide at Turtle Creek Nursing Home in Indianapolis for five years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Franklin.