Nineveh resident Franklin George Kenton died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was 78.
Mr. Kenton was born January 24, 1923, in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Roy and Lona (Holder) Kenton.
He attended high school in Sidney, Ohio. He was employed for several years by Lane Radio and Television as a sales manager, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Kenton was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II.
Former Brown County Sheriff Rex Wendell Kritzer died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Brown County, Mr. Kritzer was 81.
He was born June 5, 1919, the son of Grover and Ollie (Seitz) Kritzer.
He married Sarah Louise (Adams) Crabtree. She survives.
Mr. Kritzer was a state conservation officer for 28 years and had served eight years, from 1978 until 1986 as the county’s sheriff.
With a passion for the outdoors, Mr. Kritzer enjoyed hunting and fishing and farmed most of his life.
A charter member of Nashville’s New Life Church, Mr. Kritzer also was a life member of the sheriff association.
Former Brown County Sheriff Harold E. Mathis died Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Community Care Center of Seymour. A resident of Salt Creek Road, he was 68.
Mr. Mathis was born in Brown County Dec-ember 13, 1932, the son of Samuel and Emma (Snyder) Mathis.
He married Joan Carolyn Mathis. She died April 5, 1997.
Mr. Mathis had served as Brown County Sheriff from 1962 until 1970, and had been the county highway superintendent in the early 1990s.
He also had worked for the Brown County School Corporation, Pittman Oil and as a carpenter.
A veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Mathis was a past member of the Brown County Masonic Lodge #135.
Jacoby Eric Little
Jacoby Eric Little, cousin of Walls Road resident Paul Bates, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Tampa General Hospital in Florida. A resident of Gibsonton, Florida, he was 29.
Mr. Little was born January 3, 1972, to John and Fleda (Wright) Little. His mother, of Sparta, Tennessee, survives.
Scarce O’ Fat Ridge Road resident Oval A. Todd died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. He was 67.
Mr. Todd was born in Lawrence County December 19, 1933, to Logan and Izolla (Hawkins) Todd.
He married Joyce Kinser. She survives.
Mr. Todd was retired from Cosco Inc. in Columbus after 42 years.
He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Carole June Waltz died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at her home in Paragon. She was 58 and has grandchildren living in Brown County.
Mrs. Waltz was born June 8, 1942, in Indianapolis, to Joseph and Isolene (Stoner) Parsley. They preceded her in death.
A homemaker, Mrs. Waltz was a member of Paragon’s New Life Christian Church.
Other survivors include a son, Steven Salsman of Cle Elume, Washington; a brother, David Parsley of Indianapolis; a sister, Marie King of Rushville; and four grandchildren.
Longtime Upper Schooner Road resident Ruth Fowler King Young died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at her residence in Anderson. She was 74.
She was born March 11, 1926, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, the daughter of Clure and Ersie (Shirlle) Crowder.
She married Duane Young, who survives in Bloomington.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker.
Patricia Kay Arnold
Spearsville resident Patricia Kay Arnold died Monday morning, February 12, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Beech Grove, after a four-year battle with cancer. She was 61.
She was born October 14, 1939, in Paragon, the daughter of the late Donald W. and Louise M. (Green) Parson. He mother survives in Mor-gantown.
She had attended the old Helmsburg High School.
She and Jerry Kenneth Arnold were married September 20, 1958, at the Christian church in Morgantown. He survives.
A member of the Sprunica Ridgerunners softball team during the late 1970s, Mrs. Arnold had coached softball in the early 1980s.
Richard L. Faubion
Richard L. Faubion, father of Brown County resident Leanna Stoll, died Monday, February 5, 2001, at his residence in Heltonville. He was 62.
Mr. Faubion was born the son of Richard R. and Easter (Todd) Faubion of Heltonville. They survive.
Roy V. Franklin, the father of Nashville resident Eddie Franklin, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. A resident of Bloomington, he was 63.
Mr. Franklin was born November 13, 1937, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Irvin and Dorothy (Glea-son) Franklin.
He married Lee Ann Franklin, she survives.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Germany.
Mr. Franklin was self-employed as a legal director.
Mary Jane Herrell
Longtime Woodland Lake resident Mary Jane "Janie" Herrell died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a long illness. She was 77.
She was born September 14, 1923, the daughter of Rue and Ida Maybel (Cassingham) Herrell.
She was graduated from Miami County High School in 1941.
She attended Marion College, Butler Univer-sity, Marian College, and completed her undergraduate courses for a double major in Chemistry and Zoology at Purdue University.
Frances Haberthier Keefer
Morgantown resident Frances Jane Haberthier Keefer died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at her residence. She was 68.
She was born in University City, Missouri, July 27, 1932, the daughter of Florence John and Kathryn Studenkemper Haberthier.
She married Herschel W. Keefer.
An extension agent and 4-H leader, Mrs. Keefer was a member of Samuel United Church of Christ.
Marjorie Maxine (Maynard) Raper, the mother of Nashville resident Barbara Davis, died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Columbus Regional Hospital after an extended illness. A resident of Anderson, she was 84.
Mrs. Raper was born February 20, 1916, in Madison County, the daughter of Barney and Hazel (Thompson) Maynard.
She married Earl Raper May 18, 1935, in Carrollton, Kentucky. He survives.
A homemaker, Mrs. Raper had cooked in the Franklin Elementary School cafeteria during World War II.
Benjamin David Stidd, the father of Nashville resident Dr. Raymond E. Stidd, died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at his home in Ellettsville. He was 84.
Mr. Stidd was born in Monroe County May 18, 1916, to Charles and Lorena (Sluss) Stidd.
A 1934 graduate of Bloomington High School, Mr. Stidd was a retired contractor and farmer.
He and Alma Mae Selzer were married in 1934. She survives.
He was active in the Stinesville Parent Teachers Association and was its president from 1954 until 1956.
During World War II, Mr. Stidd was involved in the construction of Camp Atterbury, the Allison Plant in Indianapolis and a similar facility in Evansville. He finished his service at the Crane Naval Station, constructing military facilities.
Bill D. Bradley
Bill D. Bradley, father of Nashville resident Angela Bay, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at his Indianapolis residence. He was 65.
He was the son of Floyd and Myrtle (Reising) Bradley.
He was married to Linda (Wyatt) Bradley. She survives.
Mr. Bradley was former owner and operator of a Union 76 gas station in Indianapolis for 20 years. He also owned and operated Top Rail Stables from 1969 to 1997. In the 1960s, he also built and raced dragsters.
Mr. Bradley was a member of Bridgeport Masonic Lodge 162.
Other survivors include children Dawn Bradley of Indianapolis, Michelle Hamm of Brownsburg, Bobby Guerra of Wilkinson, Pat Bradley of Arizona and Kelly and Dean Bradley of Florida.
Services were conducted Friday, February 16, at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield. Burial was in that community’s Maple Hill Cemetery.
Three Story Hill Road resident Carolyn W. Butts died Saturday, February 17, 2001, at her residence. She was 75.
She was born in Waycross, Georgia, November 22, 1925, the daughter of Lott and Mae (Tyson) Whiddon.
She was graduated from Fairmont High School in Dayton Ohio.
Mrs. Butts had worked at Harmon Motive in Martinsville for ten years, retiring in 1992.
From 1954 until 1971, Mrs. Butts had worked at NCR in Dayton, Ohio.
She also had worked at the family-owned garden center and nursery, Whiddon’s Nursery, in Dayton, Ohio for many years.
Mrs. Butts was a member of the Denominational Garden Club and the Apostolic Faith Church, both in Martinsville.
She loved flower gardening, the beach in Florida and her grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith A. Kelly of Nineveh and Kimberly J. Quackenbush of Morgantown; three sons, Gerald W. Butts of Elk City, Kansas, Jeffery L. Butts of Greenwood and James L. Butts of Xenia, Ohio; two brothers, Lowell Talmadge Whiddon and Olin Whiddon, both of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Annalyn Groskey of Orlando, Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Pastor Patricia Cook will officiate a service at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 22, at Apostolic Faith Church in Martinsville.
The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, February 21, at Meredith Clark-Funeral Home in Morgantown. Burial will be in Morgantown’s East Hill Cemetery.
Rodney Allen Kees
Nashville resident Rodney Allen Kees died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at his home. He was 49.
Mr. Kees was born July 21, 1951, in Garrett, the son of Sam and Betty (Badman) Kees. They both survive in Waterloo.
He married Linda Minnix February 23, 1970, in Butler. She survives.
Mr. Kees was a former employee of Grabil Cabinets in Auburn, and Vul Kraft in St. Joe.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and former member of the Hamilton Fish and Game Club.
Other survivors include a daughter, Allison Good of Nashville; a brother, Tim Kees of St. Joe; two sisters, Ginger Zeigler of Nathlie, Virginia and Jeanne Mann of Hamilton; and two grandsons, Jacob Thomas Good and Joshua Allen Good.
Reverend Ralph Diehl officiated a service Thursday, February 15, at Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo. Burial was in that community’s Waterloo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton Fish and Game Club or the donor’s choice of charities.