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Miscellaneous Hendricks County, Indiana Obituaries

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Carr
INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleo E. Brandenburg Carr died March 26 at Westview Hospital. She was 82. Mrs. Carr had been a homemaker and a healthcare worker at Frame Nursing Home. She had belonged to the Salvation Army Women's Home League. Survivors include children Paul Saunders, James Saunders, Beverly Nysewander, Judy Saunders, Joe Carr and John Carr; brothers Leland and Rudolph Brandenburg; sisters Gathel Wright, Dema Blair and Letha Chambers; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were held March 30 at Flanner-Buchanan Mortuary in Speedway. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 4400 N. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254.

Deich
DANVILLE -- Paul B. Deich died March 26 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was 80. Born Aug. 2, 1920 in Beech Grove, he was a son of Aaron and Olive (Weathers) Deich. He married Virginia Ruth Wade on Sept. 4, 1943, and she survives. He graduated from Central Normal College in Danville with a B.A. in education. Mr. Deich had taught business, English and history in the Pike and Wayne township school districts and in several Hendricks County schools, retiring in 1999. He had also worked more than 25 years as a general insurance agent for Lafayette Life Insurance Co. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. Additional survivors include a daughter, Dana D. Cole of Lizton; a son, Kenton P. Deich of Redmond, Wash.; grandchildren Marcy Reyes, Derek P. Deich and Katie K. Cole; and a great-granddaughter, Kiara Reyes. Graveside services were held March 30 at South Cemetery in Danville with the Rev. Dennis Dodson officiating. Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home in Danville handled arrangements.

Fahy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ruth E. (Pedigo) Fahy died March 24 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 79. She was the widow of Joseph W. Fahy Sr. Mrs. Fahy had attended IUPUI for one year and worked six years as personnel manager for Woolco before retiring in 1983. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Veteran's Administration Hospital Caregivers' Support Group, and Cathedral Mothers' Club. Survivors include a son, Joseph W. Fahy Jr.; a daughter, Cecilia A. Bowman; a brother, Richard Pedigo; a sister, Helen Wilson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held March 29 at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary and later that morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Malachy Cemetery, Brownsburg. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.

Grable
GREENCASTLE -- Marilyn R. Grable died March 27 at her Greencastle home. She was 65. Born March 9, 1936, in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Lola (Royer) Jordan. She married David Grable on July 15, 1955, and he survives. She had attended the Nazarene Church of Greencastle. Mrs. Grable worked 14 years for Berry Insurance Agency and for the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Greencastle. Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Cheri Grable of Greencastle; daughters and sons-in-law Lavona and Daryl Mayo of Avon and Towada and Greg Foy of Greencastle; sisters and brothers-in-law Marcella and Jim Weber of Bowling Green and Melba and Church Keller of Dayton, Tenn.; brothers and sisters-in-law Junior and Ethel Jordan of Greencastle and Dan and Barb Jordan of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death was a brother, Dean Jordan. Services were held March 30 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle with the Rev. Bill Staley officiating. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for children, 702 Barnhill Dr., Room 1715, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or to the Reelsville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 114 S. C.R. 635 W, Reelsville, IN 46171.

Holloway
PLAINFIELD -- Patricia Jane (Collins) Holloway died March 28 at Avon Healthcare. She was 63. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary #0777 in Indianapolis. Survivors include her husband, Ernest J. Holloway of Plainfield; daughters Barbara J. Jones and Brenda S. Hutchison, both of Plainfield; and three grandchildren. Services were held March 30 at the Maple Hill Cemetery chapel in Plainfield. Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield handled arrangements.

Lawson
GREENFIELD -- Rosemary J. Lawson died March 28 at Brandywine Manor. She was 85. Born Dec. 23, 1915, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Orin W. Sandberg. She was the widow of Robert H. Lawson, who died in 1979. Mrs. Lawson had owned and operated Lawson Clothing Store in Greenfield for 30 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenfield where she was a choir director. She had also belonged to Greenfield Community Choir, Ladies Home Reading Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, order of the Eastern Star #64, and Singles Club in Greenfield. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Reed of Greenfield; a brother, Joe Sandberg of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a brother, Orin W. Sandberg, and two great-grandchildren. Services were held March 31 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield. Interment was at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Lewis
DUBOIS -- David E. Lewis died Feb. 16 in Dubois. He was 57 and had formerly resided in Clayton. He was born March 10, 1943, in Pulaski, Va. He married Vickie Pauley Lewis, who survives. Mr. Lewis was a U.S. Navy veteran and had retired from Allison, General Motors in Indianapolis in 1996. Additional survivors include a daughter, Roxann Gillaspy of Mooresville; sisters Mary Curtis Lewis of Florida and Libby Southern of West Virginia; brothers Jesse Lewis Jr. of Oklahoma, James Lewis of West Virginia and John Lewis; and two grandchildren. Graveside military services were held Feb. 20 at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown.

McBride
CLAYTON -- Addie L. (Dailey) McBride died March 24 at Indiana University Hospital. She was 75. Born May 14, 1925, in Celina, Tenn., she was a daugter of Brock and Myrtie (Bowman) Dailey. She was married to Willie H. McBride. Mrs. McBride had worked more than 25 years as a cook at several restaurants in Hendricks County. She was a member of Life Temple Church in Clayton. Survivors include children Betty S. Frederick of Indianapolis and Carolyn M. Gilmer of Camby; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Services were held March 28 at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield. Interment was at Clayton Cemetery.

Morgan
CLAYTON -- Donald L. Morgan died March 27 at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville. He was 67. Born July 11, 1933, in Marion County, he was a son of William and Marie (Heckman) Morgan. Mr. Morgan had been a farmer and an independent grain hauler. Prior to that, he worked more than 20 years as a John Deere tractor mechanic at Gibbs Implement Co. in Mooresville. He had belonged to several antique tractor associations in Hendricks and Morgan counties and was an honorary member of the Hazelwood Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Georgena (Thompson) Morgan; a son, Donald William Morgan of Clayton; a daughter, Lauri Jo Brummett of Clayton; and two grandchildren. Services were held March 31 at the Gasburg Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Elliott and Tony Maning officiating. Interment was at Clayton Cemetery.

Ifert
BROWNSBURG -- Steven J. Ifert died Nov. 11 at his Brownsburg home. He was 49 and had formerly resided in Newburg. Born May 9, 1952, in Anderson, he was a son of the late Norman Ifert and Patricia (Davis) Mitchell, who survives and resides in Anderson. He married Laurie J. Ifert, who also survives. Mr. Ifert was a pharmacist for 26 years with CVS Pharmacy in Mooresville. He was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church. Additional survivors include daughters Rebecca Walsh of Brownsburg and Courtney Oldham of West Lafayette; a step-father, Jim Mitchell of Anderson; brothers Tim Ifert of Lapel, Jeff Ifert of Pendleton and Tracy Mitchell of Anderson; sisters Angie Terry of Anderson, Juli Markwell of Noblesville and Lisa Laird of Anderson. Services were held Nov. 14 at St. Malachy Catholic Church with Fr. Dan Staublin officiating. Interment was at St. Malachy Cemetery West. Matthews Mortuary handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hines
BROWNSBURG -- Thresia R. Hines died Nov. 8 at Brownsburg Health Care. She was 64 and had resided in Brownsburg for 26 years. Born July 25, 1937, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of James and Julia (Yates) Hines. Mrs. Hines owned and operated Hobby Lobby Craft Shop in Brownsburg for 20 years before retiring in 1996. Prior to that, she worked 20 years for L.S. Ayres and five years at Jesse's Family Market in Brownsburg. Survivors include sisters Mary Woods and Betty Wilson, both of Brownsburg. Services were held Nov. 10 at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg with the Rev. Al Willhouse officiating. Interment was at Bethesda Cemetery in Brownsburg.

Kersey
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jack E. Kersey Sr. died Nov. 12 at his Indianapolis home. He was 70. Born July 19, 1931, in Plainfield, he was a son of Carl and Merle (Goodpastor) Kersey. He married Romona M. (McNutt) Kersey, who survives. Mr. Kersey was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1948-52. He worked as a truck driver for Frank Moore Trucking in Phoenix, Ariz., from 1978-85 before retiring in 1985. Prior to that, he worked for Yellow Freight Lines and Overland Freight. He also worked as a detention officer at the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield. He was a member of Spencer VFW Post #1405. Additional survivors include sons Jackie E. Kersey Jr. of Indianapolis, Karl E. Kersey of Utah, and Ric L. Kersey of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Deanie Hoffman of Avon; a sister, Sharon Mundy of Plainfield; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters Sheila D. Watson and Marla Jean Kersey. Services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield with John Newlin officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home.

King
BROWNSBURG -- John Patrick King died Nov. 11 in Indianapolis. He was 37. Born Oct. 1, 1964, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Frank and Jeane (Christley) King. He married Stephanie K. (Bloomer) King, who survives. Mr. King worked four months as national sales manager at Nachi America Inc. Prior to that, he worked 10 years for Valenite Inc. He was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg. Additional survivors include a son, Patrick C. King, and a brother, Tom King of Chicago. Services will be 1 p.m. today at St. Malachy Catholic Church with Fr. Dan Staublin officiating. Interment will follow at St. Malachy Cemetery in Brownsburg. Memorials may be made to the Patrick King Trust Fund, c/o Bill Krohne, 2675 S. Parkview Dr., New Palestine, IN 46163.

Lindstrom
HAVANA, Ill. -- Helen T. Lindstrom died Nov. 8 at Havana Healthcare Center. She was 89. Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Chicago, she was a daughter of Peter and Mary (Hammerstedt) Decker. She married LeRoy Lindstrom on Nov. 22, 1930, in Chicago. He died May 18, 1983. Mrs. Lindstrom worked for Ford Motor Company and Jay's Potato Chips in Chicago. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Havana, Ill., and Havana Senior Citizens. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Harry Elliott of Havana, and Barbara and Dan Kacer of Plainfield; a sister, Esther Junkunc of Sebring, Fla.; and seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Havana with pastors Martin W. Liebmann and Dan Kacer officiating. Interment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Radio Ministry, Havana Public Library or Havana Healthcare Center Patient Activity Fund.

Raigner
GREENFIELD -- Betty Ann Neely Raigner died Nov. 11 at her Greenfield home. She was 65 and had formerly resided in Clayton. Born Feb. 18, 1936, in Virginia, she was a daughter of Everett and Vola (Wallen) Neely. She married Paul Raigner on Oct. 28, 2000. He survives. Mrs. Raigner had been a secretary for WZPL Radio Station for more than 20 years. She was a member of Rawles St. Church of God in Cumberland. Additional survivors include three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by brothers Billy and Evain "Tom" Neely. Services will be 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home in Clayton. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Clayton Cemetery.

Robinson
STILESVILLE -- Mollie Scaggs Robinson died Nov. 7 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. She was 75. Born July 26, 1926, in Rowan County, Ky., she was a daughter of Dee and Minnie (Blakenblecker) Scraggs. She was the widow of John Robinson. Mrs. Robinson worked for Mallorys and as a waitress in Stilesville for several years before retiring. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Suzy Robinson of Sherman, Texas, James and Debbie Robinson of Plainfield, Roger and Tracy Robinson of Greencastle, David and Vikki Robinson of Amo, and Ron Robinson of Avon; daughters and sons-in-law Janet and Steve Wood of Plainfield and Patsy and Jim Hurrle of Indianapolis; sisters and brothers-in-law Mert and Roby Detro of Texas, Jean and Rusty Foxx of Greencastle, Anna and Lowell Stringer of Terre Haute and Freda Foxx of Greencastle; brothers and sisters-in-law Arlie and Betty Scaggs, Donald and Betty Scaggs, Junior and Carol Scaggs and Glenn and Roberta Scaggs, all of Greencastle; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Robinson; a daughter-in-law, Dona Robinson; a brother, Burse Scaggs; and two grandsons. Services were Nov. 10 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle with Jim Delp officiating. Interment was at Stilesville Cemetery.

Ruark
ROCKVILLE -- Roland E. Ruark died Nov. 8 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was 79. Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Putnam County, he was a son of Chester Burl and Emma Ethel (Hunter) Ruark. He was the widower of Betty L. Ratcliff, who died May 7, 1949. He then married Betty Jo (Davies) Seward on Nov. 1, 1999. She survives. Mr. Ruark was a 1940 graduate of Fillmore High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He owned and operated Ruark Well Drilling with his son in Putnam, Parke and surrounding counties before retiring in 1986. He had been a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Rockville. Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diana Ruark of Rockville; daughters and sons-in-law LaConda "Connie" and Don Lambermont of Greencastle and LaReta Morrison of Avon; sisters Dorothy Toney of Sun City, Ariz., and Madeline O'Hair of Greencastle; a stepson, Joe and Cathy Seward of Rockville; a stepdaughter, Lou and Dan Spurr of Rockville; grandchildren Staci and Doug Parent of Greencastle, Travis and Amy Lambermont of Greencastle, Jamie and Ryan Ruark of Rockville, and Sara and Keenan Morrison, both of Avon; stepgrandchildren Annie and Sam Spurr, both of Rockville; great-grandchildren Dakota, Josie and Lyndi Parent, all of Greencastle. Preceding him in death were brothers Dorris Hunter Ruark and Glen Doyle Ruark, and a sister, Virginia Ruark. Services were Nov. 12 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle with Pastor J. Ross Daeschner officiating. Interment with military rites was at Union Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, R.R. 1 Box 193, Rockville, IN 47872, or the Fillmore Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o the Putnam County Foundation, P.O. Box 516, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Sparks
INDIANAPOLIS -- Joyce Charlene Sparks died Nov. 10 in Indianapolis. She was 73. Born May 15, 1928, in Townley, Walker County, Ala., she was a daughter of Zellie M. Jordan of Indianapolis and the late Samuel C. Sparks. Mrs. Sparks worked 30 years as a statistician for Amax Coal Co. before retiring in 1991. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Brazil. Additional survivors include a sister, Muriel F. Buzard of LaGrange, Ga., and a nephew, Brodley E. Buzard of LaGrange. Graveside services are pending at Carbon Hill in Alabama with the Rev. Vernal Sides officiating.

Steele
BROWNSBURG -- Jeanette Steele died Nov. 10 at Brownsburg Healthcare Center. She was 96. Born May 11, 1905, in Jamestown, she was a daughter of Cecil and Onetia (McCormack) Steele. Mrs. Steele graduated from Central Normal School and was a school teacher for 46 years. She taught in a one-room rural school in Hendricks County and at John S. Irwin School in Fort Wayne. She also taught in Lizton, Ladoga, Mooresville and Elkhart. Survivors include a sister, Miriam Jeffries of Brownsburg, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were brothers Darrell and Howard Steele. Graveside services were Nov. 13 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown with Betty Allen officiating.

Wethington
DANVILLE -- Clement E. Wethington died Nov. 10 at his daughter's home in Indianapolis. He was 75. Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Liberty, Ky., he was a son of Robert and Aletha Wethington. He was the widower of Marie (Poole) Wethington. Mr. Wethington was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a farmer and also worked 20 years for Wroten Scavenger Service in Danville. He had been a member of Danville American Legion Post #118. Survivors include sons Carmen Wethington of New Palestine, Terry, Lawrence and Randy Wethington, all of Fortville, and Donald Wethington of Indianapolis; daughters Rosetta Cantrell of Puerto Rico, Theresa Gross of Indianapolis and Letha Jordan of Fortville; a brother, Oval Wethington of Clementsville, Ky.; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 13 at Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home in Danville. Interment was at Danville South Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wethington
BLOOMFIELD -- Sandra Kay (Ward) Wethington died Nov. 2 in Bloomington. She was 58. Mrs. Wethington worked 25 years as a nursing QMA, two years as a truck driver and five years as an artist. Survivors include daughters and a son-in-law Melissa and Tony Butcher of Roachdale and Melanie Cherry of Bloomfield; a son, Clifford Brian Wethington of Bloomfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila Ann and Ron Brown of Plainfield; brothers and sisters-in-law Lloyd C. and Delpha Ward of Lafayette, Adrian E. and Evelyn Ward of Indianapolis, James H. and Cindy Ward of Danville, and Mark A. and Brenda Ward of North Salem; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. Services were Nov. 5 at Bell Mortuary & Crematory in Indianapolis. Interment was at New Winchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Bell Mortuary & Crematory.


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