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Forsythe
Dec. 19, 2001
Tomi L. (Worthington) Forsythe of Avon died Dec. 19. She was 46. Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Roberta Jo (Lucas) Worthington. She married Mark R. Forsythe, who survives. Mrs. Forsythe served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a 1978 graduate of Indiana University. She was a self-employed forensic accountant and professional consultant for 14 years before retiring earlier this year. She attended Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church. Additional survivors include a daughter, Sarah L. Forsythe; sons Christopher, Benjamin and Andrew Forsythe; sisters Sandi Massey, Cathi Kiger Watson and Janey Zurface. Services were held Dec. 23 at Conkle Funeral Home's Hendricks County Chapel in Avon with Pastor Ken Wells officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ruth Lilly Hospice of Clarian, P.O. Box 1367, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Hamblin
Dec. 17, 2001
Patricia Jean Hamblin of Fayetteville, Ark., died Dec. 17 at Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 69 and formerly resided in Lebanon. Born Nov. 2, 1932 , in Fayette, she was a daughter of the late Vaughn and Amilda (Clements) Belt. Mrs. Hamblin was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Fayette. Survivors include sons Donald, Tim, James, Paul and Emory Hamblin; a daughter, Gloria Maybee; a sister, Lavon Watson of Brownsburg; and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held Dec. 21 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Fayette with Mike Barr officiating.

Hesson
Dec. 18, 2001
Velma I. Hesson of Plainfield died Dec. 18 at Parkwood Healthcare Center in Lebanon. She was 81. Born Nov. 7, 1920, in Washington, she was a daughter of the late Carl Conrad and Naomi Estel (Ashby) English. She married Raymond C. Hesson on Dec. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Hesson was a 1938 graduate of Huntingburg High School. She was a retired U.S. government employee and a beautician. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, West Newton United Methodist Church and past president of the Indiana Chapter of Airstream International. Survivors include a daughter, Joeen Loveless of San Clemente, Calif.; sons Larry Hesson of Plainfield, John Hesson of Austin, Texas, Michael Hesson of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; sisters Amy Brooner and Marie Ferguson, both of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Leland English of Washington; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by a brother, Marvin Ferguson. Services were held Dec. 21 at the Nass and Son Funeral Home. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.

Walls
Dec. 19, 2001
Barbara K. Walls of Indianapolis died Dec. 19 at St. Vincent's Hospital. She was 56. Born June 14, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ada (Hudson) Morse. Mrs. Walls was a homemaker and a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Speedway. Survivors include sons Steven Blythe and Michael Blythe, both of Indianapolis; sisters Diana White of Mooresville and Carla Mucha of Darien, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Services were held Dec. 22 at St. Christopher's Catholic Church with Father D. Michael Welch officiating. Interment followed at Brownsburg Cemetery.

Mann
Dec. 19, 2001
Debra "Debbie" Mann of Indianapolis died Dec. 19 at her Indianapolis home. She was 40. Born Nov. 3, 1961, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of Ralph J. and Diane (Bilbee) Hopkins of Clayton. She married Randy L. Mann on June 12, 1996. He survives. Mrs. Mann was a 1980 graduate of Bethesda Christian High School in Brownsburg and a homemaker. She also had worked as a carpenter, pet shop manager, dietary worker for a nursing home, deli clerk, waitress and a child care provider. She also enjoyed gardening. Additional survivors include a son, Aaron Ward of Magnolia Springs, Ala., step-daughters April Popham of Ball Ground, Ga., and Tracy Mann of Lafayette; a brother, Rick Scott of Shelbyville; a sister, Lisa White of North Salem; a step-sister, Cathy Jo Phillips of Washington; a grandmother, Marianna Bilbee of Brownsburg; and a step-grandson, Devin Hiatt of Lafayette. She was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Hopkins. Services were held Dec. 22 at Myers Chapel of Memories in Lebanon with Pastor Brent Hopkins officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

Barnett
June 26, 2002
Thomas L. Barnett Sr., died June 26 at his Martinsville home. He was 52. Born Sept. 13, 1949, in East Chicago, he was a son of Dorothy (Johnson) Barnett of Gosport and the late William T. Barnett. He married Teresa "Teri" (McDaniels) Barnett, who survives. Mr. Barnett worked as a CNC machinist. Previously, he had worked at Bedford Machine and Tool company. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Avon. Additional survivors include a son, Thomas Barnett Jr.; a daughter, Lyndsay Barnett of Valparaiso; step-sons Victor Scheer of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mark Scheer of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-daughter, Kimberly Sims of Cincinnati; brothers David Barnett, Bret Barnett and Doug Barnett, all of Hebron; a sister, Gail Cook of Mesquite, Texas; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Services were June 29 at Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville with the Rev. Marc Monte officiating. Memorials may be made to the Barnett family, c/o Neal and Summers Mortuary, 110 E. Poston Rd., Martinsville, IN 46151.

Hendricks
June 26, 2002
Larry D. Hendricks of Danville died June 26 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was 58 and had formerly resided in New Castle. Born June 16, 1944, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Herman Glenn and Marilyn Bernadine (Marshall) Hendricks. He had attended First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle and the Evangelical Full Gospel Church in New Maysville. Survivors include sisters Glenna Warren of Bainbridge and Lillie Chandler of New Castle; brothers Wilbur Gene Hendricks and Rodney L. Hendricks, both of New Castle, Stephen D. Hendricks of Danville and Roger A. Hendricks of Merrillville; sisters-in-law Cindy Hendricks of Hagerstown and Loretta Hendricks of Merrillville; aunts Barbara Wethington of New Castle and Evelyn Hendricks of Lafayette; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Donald G. Hendricks. Services were June 29 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Lloyd Warren officiating. Interment followed at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association.

McGhee
June 25, 2002
Mildred I. McGhee of Wyoming, Ill., died June 25 at Toulon Health Care Center in Illinois. She was 83 and had formerly resided in Dugger. Born April 16, 1919, in Pleasantville, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Stella (Houldson) Montgomery. She was the widow of Herbert McGhee. Mrs. McGhee was a member of First Christian Church in Dugger. Survivors include daughters Ginger Carlisle of Wyoming, Ill., and Kay Griffith of Danville; a son, Rick McGhee of Kewanee, Ill.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a grandson, two sisters and two brothers. Services were June 29 at First Christian Church in Dugger with the Rev. John Booker officiating. Interment followed at Dugger Cemetery. Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Coal Miners Museum in Dugger, the Wyoming Ambulance Service or St. Jude's Midwest Affiliate.

Runyan
June 25, 2002
Bradley D. Runyan of Indianapolis died June 25 at Hendricks Community Hospital. He was 45 and had formerly resided in Danville. Born May 29, 1957, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Myrtle (Enstrom) Runyan of Danville and the late Duane Runyan. Mr. Runyan was a 1975 graduate of Danville High School and had attended ITT Technical Institute. He worked five years as a draftsman at Shambaugh and Son Inc. Additional survivors include brothers David Runyan and Alan Runyan, both of Danville; a sister, Cynthia Runyan of Wisconsin; one niece and one nephew. Services were June 29 at Baker Funeral Home in Danville. Interment followed at K of P Cemetery in Hymera. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Surber
June 26, 2002
Wilma Jean (Davis) Surber of Indianapolis died June 26 in Indianapolis. She was 78 and had formerly resided in Hendricks County. Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Lapel, she was a daughter of the late James and Cora (Sanders) Davis. She was the widow of John F. Surber. Mrs. Surber had worked 22 years as a veterinary assistant at Westside Animal Clinic before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Bridgeport Chapter O.E.S. and Church of the Master in Indianapolis. Survivors include daughters Barbara Brinker of Indianapolis, Jackie Garrett of Plainfield, Wanda Surber of Avon and Dianna Burdine of Beech Grove; sons John Surber of Lodi, Calif., and Keith Surber of Clayton; sisters Betty Beeler and Delores Stewart; 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Services were June 29 at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon with the Rev. Ted Stephenson officiating. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Johnson
Oct. 2, 2002
Barbara Jean Christy Long Johnson of Avon died Oct. 2 in Indianapolis. She was 72. Born Oct. 2, 1930, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin R. and Amanda (Cawthorne) Christy. She married Harry Johnson, who survives. Johnson worked 20 years as an assembler at RCA before retiring in 1978. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter No. 11. Additional survivors include sons Robert Long of Indianapolis, Mike Long of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Bill Long of Mooresville, Danny Long of Kentucky, Rick Long of Indianapolis, Mark Long of Brownsburg and Carl Johnson of Avon; a sister, Carol Cummins; brothers Robert Christy, Eddie Christy and Ronald Christy; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 5 at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon with Dick Bailey officiating. Interment was at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Sears
Oct. 2, 2002
Marion E. Sears of Greencastle died Oct. 2 at the Waters of Greencastle. He was 92. Born Sept. 27, 1910, in Putnam County, he was a son of the late Jesse H. and Grace (Best) Sears. He married Wilma Braden Sept. 25, 1953. She survives. Mr. Sears was a farmer in Madison and Marion townships in Putnam County. He also worked several years for the Indiana Department of Transportation before retiring in 1975. He served four years as a Marion Township trustee. He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Greencastle Masonic Lodge No. 67, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, the Sons of the American Revolution's Knight Chapter, the Putnam County Cemetery Board, and the Men's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in Greencastle. Additional survivors include a son, Alan Sears of North Platt, Neb.; a daughter, Karen Arnold of Stilesville; seven grandchildren, a foster grandson and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death were brothers John C. Sears Sr. and Stanley F. Sears. Services were Oct. 5 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle with the Rev. Alan Small officiating. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Tucker
Sept. 27, 2002
Judith Ellen (Burns) Tucker died Sept. 27 at her Brownsburg home. She was 83. Born July 23, 1919, in Westport, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Mason and Leafy Fern (Richardson) Burns. She was the widow of Arthur C. Tucker. Mrs. Tucker worked 14 years as an accounting clerk at Cummins Engine Company. She was a member of Living Lord Lutheran Church in Bradenton, Fla., and was a former member of the Young Mother's Club and the Women's Missionary Circle. Survivors include daughters Sheryl Benefiel and Dian Chandler, both of Brownsburg; a brother, Warren Burns of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 5 at Bass and Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. Interment was at Westport Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Best
Nov. 25, 2002
Lester L. Best of Indianapolis died Nov. 25. He was 71. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in Elizabethtown, Ky., he was a son of the late Lelvy and Lottie (Lane) Best. He married Marilyn Blackburn, who survives. Mr. Best worked as a laborer for the National Asbestos and Insulation Workers Local No. 18 and Plasterers Local No. 46 before retiring in 1980. He was a member of both locals. Additional survivors include daughters Susan Graham and Connie Woodward; a sister, Thelma Belcher; a brother, Charles Best; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were Nov. 30 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center in Decatur Township. Memorials may be made to the Ruth Lilly Hospice at Methodist Hospital.

Bright
Nov. 27, 2002
Elizabeth Genevieve (Pulse) Bright of Indianapolis died Nov. 27 in Danville. She was 84. Born Feb. 21, 1918, in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Emmertt Pulse and Mary Lou Huffman. She was the widow of William H. Bright and Clayton Dierr. Mrs. Bright was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce A. Roberson of Avon; and grandchildren Lisa Roberson and William Todd Roberson. Graveside services were Nov. 30 at West Ridge Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Carlin
Nov. 27, 2002
Doris M. (Kern) Carlin of Plainfield died Nov. 27 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was 73. Born March 5, 1929, in Lafayette, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert H. Kern and Nettie Fae Jackson. She was the widow of B.B. Carlin. Mrs. Carlin was a 1950 graduate of Purdue University. She worked for 15 years as a bank teller for Bank One of Plainfield. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Plainfield and Tri Kappa. She volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House and Hendricks Community Hospital. Survivors include a son, David K. Carlin of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters Julie C. Land of Noblesville and Tudy Newlin of Clarendon Hill; a sister Margaret Knoop of Williams; and nine grandchildren. Services were Nov. 30 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Amy Lamborn officiating. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield. Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

Cohen
Nov. 26, 2002
Orpha Jane (Servies) Cohen of Plainfield died Nov. 26 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 78. Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Nelda Nora (Williams) Servies. She married Dr. Irving Cohen Oct. 22, 1948. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Sara Garson of Virginia; and sons Michael Cohen of Plainfield and Lawrence Cohen of Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219 or Planned Parenthood, 801 Plaza Dr., Martinsville, IN 46151-3256.

Ellett
Nov. 27, 2002
Pauline (Montgomery) Ellett of Plainfield died Nov. 27 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. She was 88. Born Sept. 10, 1914, in Lizton, she was a daughter of the late Elsworth and Edna (Dowdy) Montgomery. She married Sylvester Kern Ellett on Sept. 18, 1932 in Coatesville. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Ellett worked 25 years as a key punch operator for the Link-Belt Corporation before retiring in 1976. She was a member of Clayton Baptist Church. Survivors include a son Ronald Ellett of Mooresville; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 30 at Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield with Dennis Pickett officiating. Interment was at Stilesville Cemetery.

Ellis
Nov. 27, 2002
Fred W. Ellis of Greencastle died Nov. 27 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was 66 and had formerly resided in Danville. Born Oct. 16, 1936, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Evelyn (Combs) Ellis. He married Inas Irene Brock Jan. 19, 1957. She survives. Mr. Ellis served eight years in the National Guard. He worked 16 years at American Bakeries as a shipping supervisor. Later, he worked 26 years as an operating engineer out of Local No. 841 before retiring in 1998. Additional survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Terri and Fred Nicholls of Poland, Evelyn and Greg Cooper of Gifford, Ill., Tammie and Kevin Hock of Fayetteville, Pa., Tina and Dave Nissen of Fillmore; a daughter, Darla Ellis of Huntington; brothers Jerry Ellis and Wayne Ellis; and eight grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a grandson. Services were Dec. 1 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Fisher
Nov. 28, 2002
Vincent L. Fisher of Indianapolis died Nov. 28 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 56. Born Nov. 10, 1946 in Louisville, Ky., he was a son of the late Boyd Ellis Fisher and Jessie Mae Mathley. He married Clayroy L. Smith, who survives. Mr. Fisher worked 15 years as a mechanic for Koster-Swoop Buick in Louisville. Later, he worked 10 years as a general manager or Metropolitan Messenger Corporation in Indianapolis before retiring 1989. He was a member of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Additional survivors include sons and daughters-in-law R.D. Scott and Diane Fisher of Indianapolis, Mellwood Christopher and Krista Fisher of Plainfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Lynn and Neal Funkhouser of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at West Ridge Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield is handling arrangements.

Lawson
Nov. 26, 2002
JoAnn (Meeks) Simpson Lawson of Avon died Nov. 26 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. She was 64. Born Oct. 23, 1938, in Bowling Green, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Garnett and Hattie (Russell) Meeks. She was the widow of Willie Lawson. Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker and self-employed home health aide. Also, she worked for Davis Orchards in Clayton. Survivors include a son, Ralph V. Simpson Jr., of Avon; daughters Angela V. Hammons of Indianapolis, Melissa R. Phillips of San Angelo, Texas; brothers Tommy Meeks of Indianapolis and Charles Meeks of Maine; a half-brother, Clarence Paul Meeks of Maine; a half-sister, Betty Jo Meeks of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a sister, Barbara Sue Meeks; and a brother, Edward Meeks. Services were Nov. 30 at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville. Interment was at White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Lease
Nov. 28, 2002
Marjorie J. (Williams) Lease of Plainfield died Nov. 28 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. She was 81. Born July 1, 1921, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Adam Clark and Lela G. (Barker) Williams. She was the widow of Joseph A. Lease. Mrs. Lease was a homemaker. She was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, J. Kim Lease of Plainfield; daughters Janice Edwards and Kathy Driver of Plainfield; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield with the Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield. Calling is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 9410 Priority Way W. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Pevler
Nov. 25, 2002
Carl E. Pevler died Nov. 25 at his Danville home. He was 78. Born May 8, 1924, in Acton, he was a son of the late Addison and Lakie (Hommel) Pevler. He married Inez DeBurger June 6, 1961, in Bargersville. She survives. Mr. Pevler graduated from Clark High School. He worked for 40 years as a truck driver before retiring in 1985 from ABF Trucking. He was a commander of Sons of American Legion Post No. 118. He was a member of the Western Star Lodge No. 26 F&AM, the Plainfield and Mooresville Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Danville Conservation Club, the Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite, Hendricks County Shriner's Club, Teamster's Retiree Club No. 135 and the Moose Lodge. He was also a member of Providence Christian Church in Bargersville. Additional survivors include a son, Vic Pevler of Danville; daughters Rita Page and Carla Wiggam, both of Danville; a sister, Helen Gill of Plainfield; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sons Gene Pevler and Rex Pevler; and a brother, Leroy Pevler. Services were Nov. 30 at Baker Funeral Home in Danville. Interment was at South Cemetery in Danville.

Smiley
Nov. 25, 2002
Rosemary (Brown) Smiley of Greencastle died Nov. 25 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. She was 71 and had formerly resided in Indianapolis. Born May 12, 1931, in Tuscon, Ariz., she was a daughter of the late Cleo A. and Lois L. (Byram) Brown. She married Gerald W. "Jerry" Smiley April 18, 1952. He survives. Mrs. Smiley was a homemaker. She was a member of Roachdale Christian Church. Additional survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Mark W. and Rebecca Smiley of Indianapolis and Rick W. and Leisa Smiley of Greencastle; a daughter and son-in-law Lisa L. and Kevin Hensley of Danville; a brother, David H. Brown of Plainfield; a sister Dorothea MacGruder of Coatesville; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 29 at Roachdale Christian Church with the Rev. John Nolan officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Putnam County.

Taivalkoski
Nov. 26, 2002
Harriet Mitzi (Platt) Taivalkoski of Plainfield died Nov. 26 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was 72. Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Stevens Point, Wis., she was a daughter of the late Burchard Platt and Letha Flower. She married George W. Taivalkoski, who survives. Mrs. Taivalkoski was a graduate of Indiana University. She worked as a legal secretary for Cinergy in Plainfield and Henderson, Daley, Withrow and Devoc law firm in Indianapolis. Additional survivors include sons Kevin P. Taivalkoski of Plainfield and Thomas G. Taivalkoski of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Laura Jean Hamilton of Greenwood; a brother, Charles Platt of Chesapeake, Ohio; sisters Lois Berghold, Ramona Forrest and Beth Platt, all of Phoenix, Ariz. and Marian Goddard of Plainfield; grandchildren Stuart Hamilton, Joshua Hamilton, Markella Taivalkoski, Katrina Taivalkoski, Gregory Taivalkoski, Emeri Taivalkoski and Kacie Taivalkoski. Services were Nov. 30 at the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield with the Rev. George D. Silavs officiating. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield. Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent Hospice and the A.L.S. Association of Indiana.

Tretter
Nov. 26, 2002
Donald Austin Tretter of Indianapolis died Nov. 26. He was 71. Born April 2, 1931, in Petersburg, he was a son of the late Jacob Tretter and Antoinetta Brosemer. He married Janet Warren, who survives. Mr. Tretter worked 35 years as a cable loop supervisor at Ameritech before retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Ben Davis Lions Club. Additional survivors include daughters Janeen Spaulding of Brownsburg and Lizabeth VerKamp of Indianapolis; a sister, Imogene Perry of Monroe City; brothers David Tretter of Indianapolis and LeeRoy Tretter of Tuscon, Ariz.; and a granddaughter, Anya VerKamp. Services were Nov. 30 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Danville with the Rev. Don Buchanan officiating. Interment was at West Ridge Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. Conkle Funeral Home in Avon handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ben Davis Lions Club in care of Louis Kleis, 70 N. Merrimac Place, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Wood
Nov. 26, 2002
Betty C. (Allee) Wood died Nov. 26 at her Coatesville home. She was 60. Born May 4, 1942 in Greencastle, she was a daughter of the late Delbert Allee and Mozella McKnight of Coatesville. She married Carol Lee Wood, who survives. Mrs. Wood worked 23 years as a benefits specialist with the Indiana State Police before retiring in 2002. She was a member of Coatesville Christian Church. Additional survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Brandee Wood of Terre Haute; and a grandson, Peyton Wood. Preceding her in death was a brother, Richard Allee. Services were Nov. 30 at Coatesville Christian Church. Interment was at Coatesville Cemetery.


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