James "Mike" Pyatt, the brother of Nashville residents Deanna Smith and Virginia Roberts, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at his home in Columbus. He was 54.
Mr. Pyatt was born February 12, 1946, in Columbus, the son of Mary King Pyatt Ahlbrand of Columbus and the late Charles I. Pyatt.
A 1965 graduate of Columbus High School, Mr. Pyatt was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He and Connie Collins were married April 25, 1970. She survives.
Mr. Pyatt was a 30-year employee of Golden Castings in Columbus and a member of East Columbus Christian Church.
He also was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges and a former member of the American Legion.
Jesse C. Routh of Nashville died Friday, May 26, 2000, in the Brown County Community Care Center. He was 87.
Mr. Routh was born March 9, 1913 in New Ross to Fred E. and Marian Stevens Routh.
He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1931.
He married Mildred L. Crum on March 18, 1932. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1995.
Mr. Routh lived in Rural Frankfort from 1969 until 1994. He was a foreman at the former Ingram-Richardson Manufacturing Company in Frankfort and retired in 1975 after 43 years of service.
He attended the Antioch Congregational Christian Church, and was a member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 F&AM in Frankfort. (He was recognized with a 50-year Masonic pin from the Indiana Grand Lodge in 1994.)
South Shore Drive resident Elmer Smith died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Winona Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 90.
Mr. Smith was born August 12, 1909, in Whiteland to Hervey O’Dell and Rosa May Shields Smith.
He and Catherine T. Bodenreider were married August 15, 1936. She survives.
A farmer and carpenter, Mr. Smith was a member of Nashville’s St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Other survivors include a daughter, Catherine M. Donaldson of Freetown; a son, Jerry B. Smith of McHenry, Illinois; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Julia Juanita Tryon
Hornettown Road resident Julia Juanita Tryon died Monday, May 22, 2000, at her son’s home in Indianapolis. She was 77.
She was born September 15, 1922, in Bridgeport, Alabama, to Jerd and Maude Henson Arnold.
A graduate of Helmsburg High School, she attended nursing school in Bloomington.
She and Edwin L. Tryon were married in Indianapolis November 14, 1940. He preceded her in death November 22, 1992.
A nurse and a homemaker, Mrs. Tryon worked as an obstetrics nurse at Morgan County Hospital from 1967 until 1972.
Mrs. Tryon was a member of Unity Baptist Church and its Women’s Missionary Society. She also had taught vacation Bible school.
Mrs. Tryon enjoyed flower gardening and cooking and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Morgantown’s Meredith-Clark Funeral Home.
Carl Mendell Zike
Carl Mendell Zike, the father of Nashville resident Jane Nichols, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Formerly of Columbus, he was 86.
Mr. Zike was born in Indianapolis September 29, 1913, to Carl R. and Ada May Mendell Zike.
He married Harriett Dean in Columbus November 17, 1940. She survives.
Mr Zike had been a supervisor at Cummins Engine Company for 22 years.
He also worked in the shipping department at Sealfast in Indianapolis for 15 years, retiring in 1982.
Mr. Zike also had been a professional musician, playing the saxophone.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and had been a volunteer at Hunger Incorporated.
Riley R. Bertram
Riley R. Bertram, owner of the former Bertram Studios in Nashville, died Sunday, May 21, 2000. A resident of Franklin, he was 68.
An artist and poet, Mr. Bertram also co-owned Bertram-East Frame and Art Gallery and had been a manager of The Plumbing Store.
He also had been a commercial artist for K and K Display company in Indianapolis.
Mr. Bertram’s works have been displayed at Hoosier Salon exhibits and his poetry was published in Indiana Sesquicentennial Poets.
A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign was and a charter member of the Sertoma Club.
Pamela Dyer, the sister of Nashville resident Carla Kleindorfer, died Friday, May 26, 2000, in Bloomington. She was 46.
Ms. Dyer was born October 1, 1953, in Bloomington to Jack C. and Patricia Shelton Garland. They survive in Port Charlotte, Florida.
She had worked for General Electric and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2031.
William N. Hensley
William N. "Bill" Hensley died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at The Waters of Martinsville.
In failing health for the past several years, he was 80.
Mr. Hensley was born July 20, 1919, in Indianapolis to William Spencer and Ada Harris Hensley.
He and Edith Nail were married April 26, 1946. She preceded him in death January 17, 1993.
A self-employed carpenter and laborer, Mr. Hensley had lived most of his adult life in Morgan County.
A United States Army Veteran of World War II, Mr. Hensley was a past member of Martinsville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
Betty Jane Kyle
Bittersweet Road resident Betty Jane Moulton Kyle died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 75.
She was born December 28, 1924, in Vandalia, Illinois, to Joseph and Hazel Smith Moulton.
She married George Kyle, he survives.
A garden designer and gourmet cook, Mrs. Kyle was a member of Brown County’s historical society, the American Pianists Association, and was a supporter of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
In 1955, Mrs. Kyle founded Mothers of Twins Club in Indiana.
She also was a founder of Central Indiana Human Ecology Action League (HEAL), a group that provides education, support and counseling for individuals with environmental allergies and chemical sensitivities.
Mrs. Kyle was known for her wide array of hats, earning the nickname of Hat Lady.
A deeply spiritual person, Mrs. Kyle was devoted to family and friends and was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
She also was a member of United Methodist women.
Paul B. McGuire
Paul B. McGuire died Thursday, June 1, 2000. He was 43.
Mr. McGuire left survivors in the area.
He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on October 22, 1956, to Frank and Pauline McGuire.
Mr. McGuire was a long time Dundee area resident who was very involved in the community.
He was an active 4-H leader for 25 years as well as a member of the Monroe Aspiring Martial Artists Club.
His other hobbies included woodworking and taxidermy as well as being an avid outdoorsman.
Mr. McGuire was also known for his love of horses and being a "true cowboy."
Survivors include his mother, Pauline Thompson and step-gather, James; two daughters, Heather McGuire and Corina McGuire of Dundee, Michigan; two brothers, James McGuire of Dundee, and John Rowe of Aurora, Colorado; two sisters Margie Dermanelian of Morgantown and Marianne Stzelecki of Pitsford, Michigan; his girlfriend Liesha Beachum and her children Jody and Jason, three nephews, six nieces and a host of relatives and friends.
Delmar A. Rutter
Oak Ridge Road resident Delmar Rutter died Friday, July 2, 2000, at the Todd Aikens Rehabilitation Center. He was 85.
Mr. Rutter was born September 24, 1914, in Evansville to William Franklin and Annabell Conditt Rutter.
He and Frances A. Tripp were married in Indianapolis August 11, 1938. She survives.
Mr. Rutter had worked as a truck driver for CCC Trucking for 36 years, retiring in 1976.
He was a member of Cottonwood Church, the Morgantown Senior Center and Trucking Teamsters Local 635.
Bonnie P. Straub
Bonnie P. Straub, the grandmother of Nashville resident Stacey Waltman, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Richland-Bean Blossom Healthcare Center in Monroe County.
A resident of Bloomington, she was 87.
She was born June 30, 1912, in Fredricksburg, Iowa, to Roy and Alma Orvis Pease.
A homemaker, Mrs. Straub had worked as an interior designer, and was a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and PEO.
Fruitdale resident Pauline Bailey died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at her home. She was 72.
Mrs. Bailey was born January 12, 1928, in Marion County, the daughter of Cecil Moore and Arriest Olivia Caplinger Moore.
She was married to Jesse A. Bailey Jr. on August 23, 1945, in Franklin.
She was graduated from Morgantown High School in 1946.
She was a homemaker and housewife.
Mrs. Bailey was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Brown County, where she taught vacation Bible school.
She was part of the Hopeful Planters Garden Club and Ladies Auxiliary for the Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department. She also had worked for Dewey’s Flower Shop.
She was preceded in death by her mother; daughter, Valerie; son, Michael, and brother, Robert Scheleke.
Carole S. Bode
Milan resident Carole S. Walden Bode, the sister of Peoga resident John Anderson, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at her home. She was 55.
Ms. Walden was born April 3, 1945, in Aurora, the daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Walden.
She was employed at Ande Chevrolet, Lawrenceburg, as a finance officer, and previously employed at the Versailles Republican Newspaper. She was also employed at Hills Realty, Versailles, as a real estate broker.
She was a member of Cave Hill Independent Church of God and Milan American Legion Auxiliary.
Long-time Brown County art enthusiast Margaret E. Colglazier died
Friday, June 23, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was 79.
She was born March 23, 1921, in Paoli to George and Anna Clemens Speer.
Mrs. Colglazier was instrumental in organizing Brown County’s art renaissance weekend held each Autumn.
A 20-year director of the Brown County Art Guild, Mrs. Colglazier also was an art appraiser and interior designer.
She was the former of director of programming at St. Mary’s on the campus of Notre Dame University in South Bend and was the co-founder of Broadway Theater League, also in South Bend.
Mrs. Colglazier was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, the American Society of Art Appraisers and Friends of the Brown County Library.