Lee Arthur Joslin
Lebanon resident Lee Arthur Joslin died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at home. He was 103.
Mr. Joslin was born in Brown County on January 27, 1897, to Alva and Minnie York Joslin.
He was married to Minnie Belle Goodmon in Noblesville on April 2, 1921. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Joslin, who lived in Indianapolis most of his life, was graduated from Common School Jordan Township in Warren County in 1912, and Hamilton Motor School in Indianapolis in 1916.
Mr. Joslin was a self-employed auto mechanic for many years. He was also a mechanic for the Indianapolis 500. He retired in 1959 and moved to Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1965, then moved to Monticello, Indiana, in 1975, and Lebanon in 1997.
His hobby was gardening, and he attended Baptist church.
William E. Paradise Sr.
William E. Paradise Sr., father of Nashville resident William E. Paradise Jr., died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Johnson County Memorial Hospital. He was 76.
The New Whiteland resident was born September 9, 1923, in Indianapolis to Raymond and Caroline Herrmann Paradise.
He was husband to Ruby Tutterow, who died November 22, 1991.
Mr. Paradise was graduated from Southport High School.
He was an employee of Central Sheet Metal Company in Columbus for 23 years as a shop foreman. He retired in 1995.
Leslie H. Rowland, the uncle of Nashville resident Mary Wayt, died Friday, May 12, 2000. A resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was 72.
He was born May 26, 1927, in Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada to Herbert and Annie Rowland.
He and Bernnie Brecheen were married April 4, 1949. She survives.
Mr. Rowland was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy.
He had worked as a draftsman for Star Manufacturing and was a deacon at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church.
George A. Snooks
George A. Snooks of Ellettsville died from natural causes Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. He was 65.
He was born July 18, 1934, in Monroe County to Frank and Nora (Garinger) Snooks, who are deceased. He married Rosalee Berry, who survives.
He worked as a foreman for Branam Construction in Bloomington.
Trafalgar resident Kenneth Clayton Cheek died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was 56.
He was the son of Taft and Dorothy Pope Cheek. His mother survives in Citrus Heights, California.
He married Darlene Blythe, she survives.
Mr. Cheek was self-employed and an owner operator of K and D Trucking for 30 years.
A graduate of Portage High School, Mr. Cheek was a member of Wayne Guthrie Masonic Lodge.
Nineveh resident Morris L. Drybread died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his home. He was 81.
Mr. Drybread was born in Nineveh June 18, 1918, to Harry and Huldah Richardson Drybread.
He and Betty Jane Dragoo were married in September 1946. She died February 10, 1984.
A 1937 graduate of Nineveh High School, Mr. Drybread retired in 1989 from Vernco in Columbus and was a past postmaster of the Nineveh post office.
Mr. Drybread was a World War II Army veteran.
He was a member of Nineveh Christian Church, American Legion and Johnson County Horseshoe Courts at Camp Atterbury.
Dempsey Eugene Keller
State Road 46 East resident Dempsey Eugene "Gene" Keller died Friday, May 19, 2000, after battling Park-insons Disease for several years.
An avid fan of Indiana University basketball, he was 82.
Mr. Keller was born January 13, 1918, in Coalmont to Roy George and Minda Tucker Keller.
He attended high school during the Great Depression, graduating in 1935.
In October 1936, Mr. Keller joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
He and Susan E. Keene were married, she survives.
A veteran of World War III, Mr. Keller served with the the United States Army from December 1942 until October 1945.
For his service, Mr. Keller received a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, European Campaign Ribbon, three battle stars, a Bronze Star, American Campaign and World War II Victory medals.
Martha M. Mace died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of Bartholomew County, she was 83.
She was born in Brown County May 19, 1916, to Clarence and Eunice Reeves West.
She and William J. Mace were married September 12, 1936. He preceded her in death August 31, 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Mace of Franklin and Darrell Mace of Columbus; a brother, Earl West of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Mace and several brothers and sisters.
LaSalle Road resident Paul E. Young died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Regency Place in Greenwood. He was 73.
The son of Perry and Edith Bowles Young, he was born November 20, 1926, in Glasgow, Kentucky.
He married Clara Ann Hazel, who survives.
He was a retired printer from the Indianapolis Star and News. He was a member of the John Knox Presbyterian Church and Ancient Landmarks Masonic Lodge 319.
Mr. Young served with the United States Army during World War II.
Pansy Richhart Cullum of Helmsburg died Saturday, May 27, 2000 in Brown County Community Care Center. She was 73.
Mrs. Cullum was born December 30, 1926 in Spearsville to Justus and Mary Agnes Dine Richhart.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Spearsville Church of Christ in Brown County.
Survivors include a son, Edward Cullum of Muncie; brothers, Earl Richhart of Texas; James Richhart of Morgantown; Paul Richhart of Trafalgar; and Marion Richhart of Spearsville; and two grandchildren.
Carolyn I. Dodson
Parker Road resident Carolyn I. Perigo Dodson died Tuesday, May 23, 2000. She was 62.
She was born July 13, 1937, in Booneville to Gilbert and Elizabeth Shank Perigo.
She married Arnold E. Dodson, he survives.
Mrs Dodson has been an owner/operator of Big Top Diner in Indianapolis for eight years. Prior to that she was secretary for Hogan Mayflower for nine years.
A member of Center United Methodist Church, Mrs. Dodson also was a member of Lady of Sahara Grotto and Hopeful Planters Garden Club.
Robert J. Esselborn Jr.
Robert J. Esselborn Jr., the brother of Trafalgar residents Ronald and Donald Esselborn, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at his residence in Franklin. He was 64.
He was born January 23, 1936, in Indianapolis to Robert and Mary A. Esselborn. His mother survives in Greenwood.
He and Velma Abston Morgan were married May 8, 1964. She survives.
He was employed at Standard Groceries in Indianapolis for four years and by Koch News Company in Indianapolis for 33 years, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Esselborn was a former town marshal for Prince’s Lakes for several years and was a reserve officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.
He also was a real estate broker and auctioneer.
Alton Lewis Knose
Brown County native Alton Lewis Knose died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Franklin Meadows in Franklin.
A Franklin resident, he was 87.
He was born July 31, 1912, in Brown County to James and Emma Bronson Knose.
He and Beryle Edna Richhart were married June 8, 1937. She survives.
Mr. Knose attended Morgan County schools.
He was employed by Arvin North American Automotive in Franklin in the maintenance department, retiring in 1978.
William S. Ledger
William Stephen Ledger, the father of Nashville resident Lisa M. Leggins, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
A resident of Edinburgh, he was 79.
He was born in Bell County, Kentucky, January 8, 1921, to Robert and Grace Tinsley Ledger.
He and Nancy L. Harmon were married in Franklin July 11, 1981. She survives.
Mr. Ledger had employed by RCA in Indianapolis for 30 years as a quality controller. He retired in 1981.
He was graduated from Salem High School in 1939. He also was graduated from an electronics school in Louisville, Kentucky.
An Army veteran of Word War III, Mr. Ledger was a member of Edinburgh Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Vets.
He also was a member of Dixie and Kentucky Chapter of 83rd Infantry Division Association and Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
Webber Hill Road resident Dolores B. Lunsford died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 75.
She was born July 15, 1924 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin to Carlton Burt and Edith Hazel Reed Boller.
She and J.D. Gibson were married, he preceded her in death in 1971.
Mrs. Lunsford was employed by Sky Chef of American Airlines in food preparation, retiring in 1974.
A member of the Methodist church, Mrs. Lunsford enjoyed crocheting and sewing.
Survivors include a son, James D. Gibson of Lauderdale, Mississippi; a sister, Joyce Hegg of Brown County; three brothers, Herschel D. Boller of Mooresville, Merritt F. Boller of Indianapolis and Bernard S. Boller of Coatesville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dixie B. Pierce
Dixie B. Hoskins Pierce, the mother of Morgantown residents Carrie Johnson and Celina Quakenbush, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
A resident of Westmoreland, Tennessee, she was 55.
She was born September 5, 1944, in Springfield Tennessee to Garland and Edith Clark Hoskins.
She married Franklin Pierce, he survives.
A homemaker, Mrs. Pierce was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Franklin.