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Miscellaneous Hendricks County, Indiana Obituaries

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Burdine
March 23, 2003
Geneva "Granny" Burdine died March 23 at her Spencer home. She was 66. Born Dec. 16, 1936, in Summerset, Ky., she was a daughter of the late William Walter and Anna (Roberts) Holt. She was the widow of Chester Burdine. Mrs. Burdine worked 30 years as a press punch operator for United Technology Carrier in Indianapolis. She was a member of the United Steelworkers of America in Indianapolis. Survivors include daughters Tresia Trivett of Spencer and Susan Nees of Poland; grandchildren Crystal Goodwin, Philip Trivett, Rebecca Trivett, Chandler Trivett, Clay Scott Trivett, Madisyn Ritchey and Christian Ritchey, three sisters, two brothers, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a great-grandson, Trent Michael Huff. Services are 11 a.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale with the Rev. Jim Walters officiating. Interment will follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery in Greencastle. Memorials may be made to the Vista Care Foundation, 3900 S. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802.

Burris
March 23, 2003
Charles E. Burris of Plainfield died March 23 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 81. Born March 14, 1922, in Clayton, he was a son of the late Lewis E. and Bertha Mae (Williamson) Burris. He was the widower of Helen Maxine (Cline) Burris. Mr. Burris worked 40 years as a truck driver for National Transit and Holland Motor Express, both in Indianapolis, before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Plainfield F.&A.M. No. 653, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine club. Survivors include a son, Fred E. Burris of Plainfield, and a sister, Mildred Tharp of Plainfield. Services were March 26 at Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

Crouch
March 25, 2003
Willard Lee Crouch of Danville died March 25 at Danville Regional Rehab Center. He was 87. Born Jan. 9, 1916, in Jacksboro, Tenn., he was a son of the late Abner and Nora Ann (Mitchell) Crouch. He married Sara M. Hatfield on June 29, 1946, in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death. Mr. Crouch worked 35 years in service and maintenance for Shindler Elevator Co. before retiring in 1981. He was a member of Danville Christian Church. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Edwin Hatfield of Roachdale. Services and interment are 1 p.m. today at Roachdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

Edrington
March 18, 2003
Russell Clayton Edrington of Pittsboro died March 18. He was 65. Born July 16, 1937, in Noblesville, he was a son of the late Ansel R. Edrington and Maude M. Chamness. Mr. Edrington was a graduate of Lapel High School and the University of Arizona. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked 15 years as a fabricator forSinden Racing Services. He also worked for several other racing entities. He was a member of the American Legion and the Speedway Oldtimers. Survivors include sons Roger Edrington of Arizona and Ronald Edrington of Tuscon, Ariz.; a daughter, Jodi Dedrick of Tuscon; a mate, Frances K. Lindley of Pittsboro; a brother, Robert Edrington of Arizona; and grandchildren Kathryn Edrington and Tanner Dedrick. Also preceding him in death were two sisters and three brothers. Services will be scheduled later. Memorials may be made to cancer research, in care of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 20 Scamahorn Dr., Pittsboro, IN 46167 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Eldridge
March 23, 2003
Avas Nadane "Deano" Eldridge of Indianapolis died March 23. She was 63. Born July 28, 1939, in Pittsboro, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Clellia (Scott) Eldridge. Ms. Eldridge worked as an administrative assistant in accounting for various firms. She was a member of the Keystone Christian Church and formerly of the Pittsboro Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Survivors include many friends. Services are 11 a.m. today at Pittsboro Christian Church. Interment will follow at the Lizton Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Leppert & Hensley Mortuary handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Elliott
March 21, 2003
Minnie M. Elliott of Greencastle died March 21 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. She was 66 Born Dec. 20, 1936, in Greencastle, she was a daughter of the late Cloyd Stanley and Bernice Irene (Thompson) Trisler. She married Kenneth Edward Elliott on Feb. 14, 1990. He survives. Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker and worked several years as a waitress at the Putnam Inn before retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, the St. Paul Ladies Guild, the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1592, the Lady Jaycees and the VFW Auxiliary In 2002, she was named Volunteer of the Year for the St. Paul Ladies Guild. Additional survivors include daughters Debbie Morgan of Texas and Linda Mason Wayman of Edinburgh; a son, Max Hahn of Martinsville; sisters Ione Floyd of Rockville, Leona Bevins of Avon and Wilma Riggle of Bedford; and 10 grandchildren. Services were March 26 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle with the Rev. Joseph Kern officiating. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle handled arrangements.

Kays
March 25, 2003
Clifford Gene Kays of Frankfort died March 25 at his daughter's home in Brownsburg. He was 70. Born Nov. 9, 1932, in Sheldon, Ill., he was a son of Paul V. and Dencil (Darrough) Kays. He married Sara S. White on June 20, 1953, in Shannondale. She preceded him in death. Mr. Kays was a 1950 graduate of Lebanon High School. He was a National Guard veteran. He owned and operated Surbur-Kays Insurance Agency from 1960-76. He served as mayor of Frankfort from 1971-75. He also owned and operated Homes Unlimited Real Estate Agency. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Moose Lodge No. 7 in Frankfort, the Mulberry F.&A.M., and the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis Valley. He was also a life member and former exalted ruler and trustee of the Elks Lodge No. 560 in Frankfort. He was a life member of the Eagles Lodge No. 976. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #12. He was league president and coach of the Frankfort Little League program. Survivors include sons Robert A. Kays of Plainfield and Curtis G. Kays of Carmel; a daughter, Cathy L. Downs of Brownsburg; and nine grandchildren. Preceding him in death were a son, a grandson and a brother. Services are 10:30 a.m. March 29 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort. Interment will follow in Bunnell Cemetery in Clinton County. Calling at the funeral home is 4-8 p.m. March 28. Memorials may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or to the Boys and Girls Club.

Keers
March 21, 2003
Fred A. Keers died March 21 at his Plainfield home. He was 64. Born March 23, 1934, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Fred T. and Elizabeth (Breen) Keers. He married Mary Sue Honeycutt on June 12, 1982. She survives. Mr. Keers worked 45 years as a pressman for the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News before retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield and the Knights of Columbus in Indianapolis. Additional survivors include sons David Harmon and Todd Harmon of Florida; daughters Nicole Williams of Florida and Michon Sercy of Missouri; brothers Joe Keers of Plainfield and Steve Keers of Indianapolis; sisters Ann Keers of Brownsburg, Mary Elandt of Arizona and Catherine Shinkle of Wisconsin; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were March 24 at St. Susanna Catholic Church with the Revs. Kenneth Taylor and Kevin Morris officiating. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield. Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield handled arrangements.

Kiger
March 24, 2003
Steven W. Kiger died March 24 at his Fillmore home. He was 58. Born Nov. 15, 1944, in Greencastle, he was a son of William and Imogene (Ader) Kiger of Greencastle. Mr. Kiger was a 1963 graduate of Fillmore High School. He worked for M&R Auto Parts of Greencastle, then worked 30 years in supply for the Indiana National Guard, attaining the rank of master sergeant before retiring in 1995. Following his retirement he joined the IRL Racing Team in 1999. As a member of the Panther Pack he traveled the United States with the No. 4 Penzoil Panther Show Car. He was a member of the Gobin Memorial Methodist Church and the Greencastle American Legion Post No. 58. Additional survivors include a son, Lee Wayne Kiger of Greencastle; a daughter, Tami Lynn Stewart of Fillmore; brothers Vincent Allen Kiger of Danville, Richard Glen Kiger of Indianapolis and twin brother Michael Ray Kiger of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. today at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home in Greencastle with the Rev. Mark Wingler officiating. Interment with military rites will follow at Fillmore Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mountain Top Ministries in care of the Coatesville Christian Church, 8052 Hadley St., Coatesville, IN 46121.

King
March 21, 2003
Robert J. King died March 21 in his Brownsburg home. He was 81. Born July 20, 1921, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Russell A. King and Catherine Rawlinson. He was the widower of Jeanne King. Mr. King worked 33 years as a superintendent at Wallace Tool & Die Co. in Indianapolis before retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Brownsburg Post of the American Legion. Survivors include daughters Sue Mondary of Brownsburg, Theresa Guth of Indianapolis and Mari King of Danville; sons Michael King of Greencastle, Steven King of Brownsburg and Patrick King of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Jenny Lou King. Services were March 25 at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg. Interment was at Washington Park North in Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Luichinger
March 21, 2003
James K. Luichinger of Fillmore died March 21 at Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville. He was 68. Born Dec. 1, 1934, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mary (Proctor) Luichinger. He married Letha J. Graham, who survives. Mr. Luichinger worked more than 20 years as a purchasing agent with Prairie Industries in Lebanon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville. Additional survivors include a son, Peter M. Luichinger, daughters Jeanette M. Hatcher and Theresa E. Luichinger; a brother, Raymond Luichinger; a sister, Barbara Pfau; and five grandchildren. Services were March 26 at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

Matthews
March 24, 2003
Phyllis Matthews of Brownsburg died March 24 at Brownsburg Health Care. She was 81. Born May 6, 1921, in Sheridan, she was a daughter of the late Harold Watson and Alphia Swain. She was the widow of Keith Matthews. Mrs. Matthews attended Central Normal College in Danville. She was a principle founder of Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg. She worked 56 years as an administrative assistant for the mortuary. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg and a charter member of the Brownsburg chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority. Survivors include sons Trippe Matthews of Zionsville and Steven S. Matthews of Brownsburg; a daughter, Gayle Martz of Pittsboro; a brother, James Watson of Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Martha Dale Gregg of Indianapolis; grandsons Devon Matthews of Zionsville, Brent Matthews of Charlotte, N.C., Jason Matthews of Brownsburg, and David Martz and Kevin Martz, both of Pittsboro; granddaughters Darci Longest of Zionsville and Alyson Lurker of Brownsburg; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. March 28 at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg with Steve Yeaton officiating. Interment will follow at Washington Park North in Indianapolis. Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Church Building Fund.

Moser
March 20, 2003
Sharron Lee Ann Moser died March 20 at her Avon home. She was 57. Born July 6, 1945, in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Marion (Trask) Smith. She married Frederick Moser, who survives. Mrs. Moser graduated from Scituate High School and attended Chandler Business College. She worked at JC Penney at Lafayette Square in Indianapolis, Cub Foods in Avon and Super Target in Avon. Additional survivors include sons Andrew Moser and Patrick Moser; a granddaughter, Abriel Moser; a brother, Robert Smith of Summerfield, N.C.; and a sister, Andrea Enos of Lindstrom, Minn. Services are pending.

Neal
March 22, 2003
Charles T. Neal died March 22 at his Avon home. He was 60. He married Donna (Stavitzke) Neal, who survives. Mr. Neal was a U.S. Marine veteran. He worked 30 years as an independent businessman operating businesses in Highland, Avon, Lake Worth, Fla., and Stuart, Fla., before retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Church in Munster. Additional survivors include a daughter, Christy Kindler of Avon; sons Charles H. Neal of Des Moines, Iowa, and Craig T. Neal of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Services were March 26 at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pugh
March 21, 2003
Mary (Cave) Pugh of Mooresville died March 21. She was 40. Born July 18, 1962, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of Pauline Marie (Hansman) Cave of Danville and the late Donald Roy Cave Sr. She married Arthur Kenneth Pugh on June 10, 1978. He survives. Mrs. Pugh worked 10 years as a supervisor for CSC Credit Services in Indianapolis. She then co-owned and operated Roll-On Painting in Mooresville. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Mooresville. Additional survivors include a daughter, Chrysti L. Cook of Mooresville; brothers Gary D. Cave of Mooresville and Donald R. Cave Jr. of Noblesville; sisters Margaret "Peggy" Cave, Lisa M. Ellison, Cindy Cave Keller and Carolyn Cave Wamsley, all of Danville; and three grandchildren. Services were March 25 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Eldred officiating. Interment was at White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville. Carlisle and Son Funeral Chapel handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.

Stamm
March 24, 2003
Norma E. (Corbin) Chaplin Stamm of Indianapolis died March 24 at Greenwood Health and Living. She was 80. Born April 24, 1922, in Indianapolis, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Mary (Head) Corbin. She was the widow of Milburn "Sid" Chaplin and Carl E. Stamm. Mrs. Stamm worked 25 years as a photo colorist for John Irvine Studios. She then worked 10 years as a municipal court clerk for the City of Indianapolis before retiring in 1986. Survivors include sons Mike Chaplin, Richard Chaplin, Keith Stamm, Jon Stamm and Danny Stamm; daughters Norma Russell and Charlotte Stamm; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. today at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home on Madison Avenue in Indianapolis. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Summers
March 22, 2003
Benjamin Summers of Lizton died March 22 at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, Ky. He was 65. Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Bessie Maud (Upthegrove) Haney of Brownsburg and the late William Summers. He married Barbara Wright, who survives. Mr. Summers worked 25 years at GM Allisons Transmission in Indianapolis before retiring in 1992. Additional survivors include sons Dennis Summers of Franklin and David Buehler of Delphi; daughters Teresa Kramer of Washington and Leslie Pearman of Cadiz; brothers William Sumner of Whitesburg, Ga., and Robert Sumner of Douglasville, Ga.; a sister, Betty Watkins of Brownsburg; and seven grandchildren. Services were March 26 at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg with the Rev. Charles Britt officiating. Interment was at the Lizton Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

Vogler
March 21, 2003
Beatrice (Boyton) Vogler of Brownsburg died March 21 at Brownsburg Health Care. She was 94. Born Sept. 14, 1908, in Chicago, she was the widow of Harry Vogler. Mrs. Vogler was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice Ann Miller of Phoenix; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Vogler; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were March 24 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

McCullough
March 26, 2003
The Rev. Oral McCullough died March 26 at his Columbus home. He was 85 and had formerly resided in Coatesville. Born Sept. 20, 1917, in Putnam County, he was a son of the late Herschel and Viola (Johnson) McCullough. He married Cordelia Ura Elmore on April 8, 1939. She preceded him in death. The Rev. McCullough was a 1935 graduate of Reelsville High School. He completed his certification of ministry through the Moody Bible Institute. He worked 30 years at IBM. He was a pastor at New Maysville Baptist Church, Clinton Falls Community Church and was a guest pastor at Groveland Presbyterian Church and Canaan Community Church. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Montgomery of Columbus; a son, Charles McCullough of Coatesville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a son, Stephen McCullough; a brother, Seibert McCullough; and sisters Lucy Rader and Agnes Howald. Services were March 29 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle. Interment was at Coatesville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Canaan Community Church in Coatesville, the American Heart Association, Gideon's International, the Hospice of Columbus or to a missionary group of the donor's choice.

Neighbors
March 25, 2003
Peyton Austin Neighbors of Avon died March 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 19 days old. Born March 6, 2003, in Indianapolis, he was a son of Shane Coomes of Mooresville and Crystal Neighbors of Avon. Additional survivors include a half-brother, Michael Coomes of Mooresville; grandparents Sandy and Nelson Neighbors of Avon and Jay and Sandy Morris of Mooresville; great-grandparents Betty Mitchell of Plainfield and Carlene and Leland Roller of Alabama; a great-great-grandmother, Grace Braswell of Avon; and an aunt, Jennifer Neighbors of Avon. Private services were held with the Rev. Elizabeth Price officiating. Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield handled arrangements.

Schaefer
March 25, 2003
Jack A. Schaefer died March 25 at his Brownsburg home. He was 79 and had formerly resided in Evansville. He married Dorothy "Jean" (Shanner) Schaefer, who survives. Mr. Schaefer was a graduate of Evansville College and received his Masters degree from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a teacher for 39 years and coached football and baseball at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Brownsburg and had formerly belonged to St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Evansville. He was also a member of the National Educators Association. Additional survivors include sons David Schaefer of Colorado and Glenn Schaefer of Pittsboro; a daughter, Janice Brutsche of New Mexico; a brother, Jerry Schaefer of Huntsville, Ala.; grandsons Ryan and Daniel Schaefer, both of Pittsboro; and a granddaughter, Shannon Schaefer of Pittsboro. Services were March 28 at Alexander West Chapel in Evansville with the Rev. Tony Maynard officiating. Interment was at Alexander Memorial Park in Evansville. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Christian Schools or to a charity of the donor's choice. Remembrances may be made online at www.mem.com.


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