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Ida I. Greene, 95
Ida I. Greene, 95, of Knightstown, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Greene was the daughter of Luther L. and Mary Margaret (Hall) Honaker, both deceased. She married Carl C. Greene; he preceded her in death in 1994. She was a homemaker and member of Cambridge City Church of the Nazarene. She was a past member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Garden Club, and Priscella Club. She and her husband were active in home mission work in the Church of the Nazarene of the Indianapolis District. She had taught the adult Bible class at Cambridge City Church of the Nazarene for 40 years. She had received the Distinguished Service Award for service to her church, and she was also honored in September 2001 for her service and dedication. Survivors include one son, Dan Greene of Knightstown; seven daughters, Margaret Dalrymple of Milton, Marjorie Fewell of Franklin, Betty Freeburg of New Albany, Dottie Long of Louisville, Ky., Virginia Mercer of Seymour, Tenn., Rebekah Robbins of Cambridge City, and Naomi Huffman of Straughn; one brother, James L. Honaker of Knightstown; 40 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son and one daughter. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cambridge City Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Russell Thayer officiating. Greene's Funeral Home in Knightstown is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cambridge City Church of the Nazarene.

Donald R. Barker, 84
Donald R. Barker, 84, of Grammer, Ind., died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Azalia, Ind., he was the son of Clarence M. and Mary M. (Taylor) Barker, both deceased. He married Isabelle Burns on Jan. 20, 1940, at Tyson Temple in Versailles, Ind.; she survives. Mr. Barker was a farmer and had retired in 1991 after over 43 years as a tool and die maker with Arvin Industries in North Vernon, where he was past president of United Auto Workers AFL-CIO. He was a member of Grammer Presbyterian Church for 57 years and served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School superintendent. He was a Mason for 57 years and a member of the Elizabethtown Masonic Lodge #249. He was also a 30-year member of the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Vernon, and a member of the Redman Lodge. He had been a former member of the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of Rockcreek Township and had served as Republican Party Sheriff at the voting polls for several years. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Garry Barker of Columbus and Duane Barker of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Beverly Tempest of Elizabethtown and Marcia Schwering of Rushville; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel in Columbus, with the Rev. Mitchell J. Coggin and the Rev. Brian Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and for one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana, Grammer Presbyterian Church, or the American Cancer Society.

Loren S. Baker, 88
Loren S. Baker, 88, of Morristown, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Decatur County, he was the son of Frank G. and Zelpha (Harrell) Baker, both deceased. He married Lillian M. Quesenberry on June 30, 1935; she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1989. Mr. Baker had lived in Morristown since 1985; prior to that, he had been an Arlington resident for many years. He was a retired farmer and had also retired from Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis after 22 years of employment. He was a member of Arlington Christian Church. Survivors include one brother, Frank Baker of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Effie Willis of Rushville; a daughter-in-law, Susie Baker of Normal, Ill.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, three brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with Bob Brock officiating. Graveside services will also take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary and prior to services Friday at the cemetery.

Jessy Lee McClure, 16
Jessy Lee McClure, 16, of Rushville, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born April 17, 1986, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Candy Blevins McClure of New Castle and Kelly McClure of Rushville; both survive. Ms. McClure had lived in New Castle most of her life and had lived in Rushville the past year. She attended New Castle schools and was a cheerleader in grades 5-8. She was a member of New Castle Middle School Band and New Castle YMCA. She attended Rushville Consolidated High School last year and would have been a junior this fall. She attended N Avenue Church of God's Christian youth program. Survivors in addition to her mother and father include her stepmother, Susan McClure of Rushville; one sister, Jenny McClure of Rushville; one stepbrother, Brandon Bowling of Rushville; maternal grandparents Noel and Lillie Blevens and Joan Blevins, all of Rushville; and paternal grandmother Katie McClure of New Castle; maternal great-grandmothers Mary Wantz and Clarice Blevins, both of New Castle; paternal great-grandmother Ethel McClure of New Castle; paternal step-grandparents Richard and Mary Jo Washmuth of Shelbyville; a nephew, Branson Aker of Rushville; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather and one uncle. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in New Castle, with the Rev. Bobby Slagle officiating. Macer-Hall Funeral Home in New Castle is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition in New Castle. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jessy McClure Memorial Scholarship in care of the Henry County Community Foundation.

Eileen Revalee, 67
Eileen Revalee, 67, of Centerville, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at her residence. Born June 5, 1935, in Rush County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lillie (Browning) Cloud. She married Cecil L. Revalee on April 30, 1959; he survives. Mrs. Revalee had lived in Centerville since 1967. She attended Ball State University and had been employed as a timekeeper at Belden for 28 years. She was a member of Raleigh Christian Church and of the Belden 25-Year Club. Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, Richard Revalee (and wife Diana) of Centerville and Mark Revalee (and wife Amanda) of Cambridge City; four daughters, Jane Ann (Mrs. Ken) Bond of Indianapolis, Barbara (Mrs. Tom) Burdette of Centerville, Robin Miers of Straughn, and Sandra Dawn (Mrs. Jeff) Stevens of Dublin; one stepson, Steven Nusbaum of Elkhart; one stepdaughter, Debrah Lukes of Cumberland, Ontario, Canada; three brothers, Donald Cloud of Eddyville, Ill., and Larry and David Cloud, both of Rushville; one sister, Marilyn Bullock of Brownsburg; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mills Funeral Home in Centerville, with the Rev. Steve Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Walter L. Cleland, 69
Walter L. Cleland, 69, of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 26, 1933, in Decatur County, he was the son of Morton and Amelia (Lauer) Cleland, both deceased. On Dec. 12, 1969, he married Madge J. Karmire of Adams, Ind.; she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1997. Mr. Cleland graduated from Sandusky High School in 1951. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later was a machinist at American Manufacturing Company in Greensburg. He was a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Adams, Ind. Survivors include one son, Bill Cleland of Greensburg; three daughters, Christie Sue Cleland of Indianapolis and Janie Anderson and Susanne McKee, both of Greensburg; one brother, Arthur Cleland of Milroy; one sister, Marilee Blackledge of Greensburg; and six grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg, with the Rev. Keith Dover officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery in Adams. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Louise Patterson, 86
Mary Louise Patterson, 86, of Petoskey, Mich., died Friday, July 26, 2002. Born April 27, 1916, in Cambridge City, she was the daughter of Michael P. and Lula (Barrett) McGuire. Mrs. Patterson had lived in the Cambridge City and Pershing areas most of her life. She was a 1934 graduate of Lincoln High School in Cambridge City. She was a homemaker who also did baby-sitting. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Pershing. She was past president of the PTA, was a Brownie Scout Mother and a Cub Scout Den Mother, and supported several children's charities over the years. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert Patterson; one son, David Patterson of Redding, Calif.; one daughter, Vicki Lynne Patterson of Petoskey, Mich.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pershing. Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Cambridge City. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Joseph Leo Alexander, infant
Joseph Leo Alexander, infant, of Greenfield, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 21, 2002, he was the son of Gregory and Theresa (Tragesser) Alexander. Survivors in addition to his parents include paternal grandparents Kenneth and Carolyn Alexander of Wabash; maternal grandparents Bernard and Mary Joan Tragesser of Rushville; maternal great-grandmother Bernadine Tragesser of Rushville; six aunts; four uncles; and eight cousins. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Rushville. The Todd Funeral Home in Rushville is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

George Newell Jennings, 73
George Newell Jennings, 73, of Cambridge City, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at his residence. Born April 11, 1929, in Norton, Va., he was the son of the late George Newell and Elsa J. (Wells) Jennings Snead; she survives. Mr. Jennings grew up in Princeton, W.Va., and was a 1947 graduate of Princeton High School. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. While there, he was a member of Phi Delta Chi fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War in which he participated in an experimental expedition to Alaska to test survival techniques and extreme weather conditions for the troops. He was later stationed in Fontainebleau Paris. He was a co-owner of Hanklas Rexall Pharmacy in Bluefield, W.Va., and went on to open stores in the East for Revco Drug Store for 20 years. He held pharmacy licenses in 13 states and most recently had been a pharmacist at Rite Aid of Union City. He also operated J&J Jewelers for 12 years in Louisville and Lexington, Ky., as well as Indianapolis and Evansville with Stewart Flea Market. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #62 F&AM in Hinton, W.Va. Survivors in addition to his mother and wife Preppy include children Joy Jennings of Greenville, N.C., Hope (Mrs. Leonard) Nettles of Atlanta, Ga., and Georgia and Todd Breneman of Chevy Chase, Md.; two brothers, Robert Snead (and wife Martha) of Princeton, W.Va., and O. Carter Snead (and wife Marilyn) of Toronto, Canada; one sister, Ann (Mrs. Jack) Warner of Spotsylvania, Va.; two grandchildren; and two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin. Burial will follow in Brick Church Cemetery in Hagerstown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and prior to services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Broadcasting Network in care of the funeral home.

June E. Jenks, 78
June E. Jenks, 78, of Fairland, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Miller's Merry Manor in Rushville. Born Sept. 20, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of John D. and Cora L. (Hill) Robbins. She married William L. Jenks in 1942; he preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Jenks was a graduate of Pilgrim Bible College in Frankfort. She was a supervisor in the admitting department at Memorial Hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla., for 25 years, having retired in 2002 due to illness. Survivors include one son, Larry Jenks of Fairland; three brothers, Ernie of Greensburg, Harold of Orange Springs, Fla., and John Ed Robbins of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Rose Voris of Waldron, Thelma Robbins of Rushville, and Louise Gordon of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial will take place in Memorial Gardens in Ormond Beach, Fla. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of the donor's choice.

Odell L. Pitts, 78
Odell L. Pitts, 78, of Carthage, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Born March 27, 1924, in Flemingsburg, Ky., he was the son of Fred and Margaret (Fisher) Pitts. On July 1, 1944, he married Grace Magee; she survives. Mr. Pitts was a 1943 graduate of Carthage High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired salesman and a photographer, having been employed by Interstate Studios. He was a member of Rush Lodge #580 F&AM, Scottish Rite N.M.J., and the Knightstown American Legion. Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Larry Pitts of Carthage; two daughters, Marilyn (Mrs. Phillip) Kemple of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jan (Mrs. John) Antosica or Port Orange, Fla.; one brother, Ivan Pitts of Pendleton; one sister, Thelma McRoberts of Knightstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, with the Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Carthage. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the charity of the donor's choice.

Charles William "Bill" Compton, 79
Charles William "Bill" Compton, 79, of Connersville, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville. Born Dec. 5, 1922, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Charles William and Clara Ruth (Meid) Compton. Mr. Compton was a 1940 graduate of Shortridge High School. He was a veteran of World War II. He graduated from Indiana University in 1947, joining the Beta Theta Pi fraternity while there. He worked as a salesman for Infant Items, Inc. He was also involved in production agriculture until retiring in 1986. He operated a feed and grain business in Wilkinson, moving to Rushville in 1959 and to Connersville in 1969. He built and operated several grain elevators over the years, including businesses in Falmouth, Glenwood and Mauzy. He was a member of the Indiana Grain Dealers Association board of directors. He was also a licensed realtor. He was also part-owner of the Fayette Beverage Corporation. In addition, he was a member of the Genealogy Society of Indiana, the Historical Society, and the Blue and Gray Civil War Roundtable. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Connersville, and the Fayette County Republican party. He was a member and past president of the Connersville Chamber of Commerce. He was a founder and member of the Greater Connersville Progress Committee. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Hoosiers for Higher Education, the Connersville Community Arts and Sciences Center Planning Committee, and the American Legion. He also served on the board of the Federal Savings Bank. He was also a member of the Connersville Country Club and the Connersville Elks Club. In 1948, he married Kathryn Cookson; she survives. Other survivors include four sons, Tom (wife Josalyn) Compton of Connersville, Bill (wife Christina) Compton of Bloomington, John (wife Jean) Compton of Concord, Mich., and Bob (wife Connee) Compton of Carmel; one brother, Meid Compton of Carmel; one sister, Mary Ann (Mrs. Thomas) Teetor of Ft. Wayne; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Connersville, with the Rev. Bill Helms officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery in Connersville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Thompson Brown Chapel in Connersville.

June E. Dunn, 71
June E. Dunn, 71, of Connersville, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Reid Hospital in Richmond. Born Feb. 21, 1931, in Connersville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Glennis Estalene (Vest) Lockhart. Mrs. Dunn attended Everton and Connersville schools. She had lived in Tennessee, Arizona, California, and Missouri. She had worked as a nurse's aide and at area nursing homes. She attended the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Connersville, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Reginald Fisher Post #1, AMVETS, and the VFW in Connersville. Survivors include long-time companion, Elmer "Dusty" Lucas of Connersville; one son, Ron E. Rollins of Kokomo; two daughters, Donna (Mrs. Denver) Steele of Connersville, and Roxanna (Mrs. Tanny) Triplitt of Cambridge City; one brother, Peter O'Neal Lockhart of Washington; two sisters, Lilly Jane (Mrs. Isaac) Tipton of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Marsha (Mrs. Dwight) Jones of Connersville; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel in Connersville. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery in Connersville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Michael "Jim" Bever Sr., 38
James Michael "Jim" Bever Sr., 38, of Connersville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident. Born Aug. 2, 1964, in Connersville, he was the son of the late Michael K. Bever and Paula Moore Bever Kirschner. Mr. Bever was a 1982 graduate of Connersville High School. He also served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Grandview Word of Life Church where he was a member of the board and also a Sunday school superintendent. He was employed at Central Soya in Morristown. On Sept. 14, 1986, he married Lori Anne Turney; she survivors. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Paula (Mrs. Ron) Kirschner of Connersville; one daughter, Veronica Bever of Connersville; one son, James M. Bever Jr. of Connersville; one grandmother, Jean Bever of Connersville; two brothers, Richard (wife Kim) Bever, and Christopher Kirschner, both of Connersville; and one sister, Angela (Mrs. Andy) Crawford of Connersville. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by one grandfather. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grandview Word of Life Church, with the Rev. Larry Callahan officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery in Connersville, and will include graveside military rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Thompson Brown Chapel is handling arrangements.

William Max Bastin, 74
William Max Bastin, 74, of Martinsville, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Morgan Hospital & Medical Center in Martinsville. Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Morgan County, Ind., he was the son of the late Earl Harvey Bastin and Ilagee (Bales) Bastin. On Nov. 30, 1946, he married Mary L. Briant; she survives. Mr. Bastin retired in 1990 after 17 years of service from Waverly Sand & Gravel. He had previously worked for the Indianapolis Public Schools, as well as the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Max E. Bastin of Cape Coral, Fla., and Maurice D. Bastin of Martinsville; three daughters, Brenda Brittain of Martinsville, Wanda Buis of Tucson, Ariz., and Kitsy D. Carpenter of Paragon, Ind.; two brothers, Richard and Leon Bastin, both of Martinsville; three sisters, Genevieve Miller of Martinsville, Betty McGown of Belleville, Ind., and Lois Norman of Martinsville; and eight grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the New Life Christian Church in Paragon, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Burial will follow in New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Neal & Summers Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Lowell R. Gosnell, 82
Lowell R. Gosnell, 82, of Rush County, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Burns Funeral Home in Milroy.

Robert Trebley, 74
Robert Trebley, 74, of Rushville, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Connersville, he was the son of William and Gwendolyn (Murphy) Trebley, both deceased. He married Marilyn Ruth Ray on Oct. 31, 1947; she survives. Mr. Trebley had lived north of Glenwood all of his adult life. He had been a Rush County farmer all of his life. He was a 1946 graduate of Orange High School and attended Purdue University. He was a 50-year member of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department. In December 2001, he received the Governor's Meritorious Service Award for his involvement in the fire department. He had been active in Habitat for Humanity and was on the first Rushville Consolidated School board. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Robert William Trebley (and wife Karen) of Batesville, James Gilbert Trebley (and wife Jeannie) of Glenwood, and Samuel Joe Trebley (and wife Maria) of Rushville; one daughters, Sue Ann (Mrs. Allen) Young of Greenfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with Dr. E.G. Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Orange North Cemetery in Fayette County. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Charles Eugene Mourey, 75
Charles Eugene Mourey, 75, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at his residence. Born Feb. 20, 1921, in Carthage, Ind., he was the son of Jesse O. and Mary (Ray) Mourey, both deceased. On Nov. 2, 1947, he married Edith Arlene Reeder; she survives. Mr. Mourey had worked at Freudenburg-NOK in Shelbyville. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Chase E. Mourey and Jesse Mourey, both of St. Paul, and Charles E. Mourey Jr. of Greensburg; three daughters, Treva Slack, Diana Richardson, and Elaine Mourey, all of St. Paul; one brother, Jim Mourey of Anderson; four sisters, Ina Vestel of New Castle, Velma Smith of Farmland, Charlotte Nibarger of Hartford City, and Betty Lou Townsend of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn E. George Funeral Home in St. Paul, with the Rev. Cameron Manifold officiating. Burial will follow in Paul Hill Cemetery in St. Paul. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Hospice of Decatur County.

Marilyn Jean Throckmorton, 57
Marilyn Jean Throckmorton, 57, of Laurel, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. Born June 14, 1945, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Earl Randolph and Nancy (Miracle) Stephenson, both deceased. She married Tom Throckmorton on Sept. 22, 1963; he survives. Mrs. Throckmorton lived all her life in Franklin County. She was a 1963 graduate of Laurel High School. She was employed at the Laurel Elementary School cafeteria from 1978 to 2001. She had been very active at Buena Vista Christian Church where she was a member. She was also a member of the Buena Vista Liberty Belles Homemakers Club. Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Bryan Throckmorton (and wife Roxanne) of Laurel; one daughter, Valerie (Mrs. Johnny) Fields of Oldenburg; one sister, Randi Lynn (Mrs. Neil) Zimmers of New Madison, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Laurel, with the Rev. John Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Stipps Hill Cemetery in Franklin County. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Ray Heck, 65
Ray Heck, 65, of Morristown, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Born Dec. 22, 1936, in Morristown, he was the son of Richard and Mildred (Linville) Heck, both deceased. He married Sandra Mae Webster on March 9, 1958; she survives. Mr. Heck was a 1954 graduate of Morristown High School and received a certification for lawncare from Purdue University. He worked in sales and also owned lawncare and asphalt sealing businesses. He was a member of the Morristown American Legion. Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Rod Heck of Greenfield; two daughters, Lisha Smith of Morristown and Missy McVey of Shelbyville; one brother, Bill Heck of Kokomo; three sisters, Pam Thomas of Tennessee and Peggy Ross and June Ryan, both of Indianapolis; and seven grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield, with Warren Engel officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

J.D. 'Jake' Carpenter, 75
J.D. "Jake" Carpenter, 75, of Rushville, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 21, 1927, in Laurel, he was the son of Jones and Katie B. (Rose) Carpenter, both deceased. On Aug. 23, 1952, he married Nadine Griffin; she survives. Mr. Carpenter had lived in Rush and Franklin counties his entire life. He retired in 1989 from Hydro-Conduct in Shelbyville after 25 years of service. Survivors in addition to his wife include 10 sons, Steve Carpenter (and wife Rhonda) of Shelbyville, Derrick Carpenter (and wife Billie) of Laurel, and Dennis Carpenter (and wife Dee), Jay Carpenter, Eric Carpenter, Jeff Carpenter, Duane Carpenter (and wife Edith), Tim Carpenter (and wife Bobbi Jo), Brian Carpenter (and wife Heather), and Chris Carpenter (and wife Bobbi), all of Rush County; three daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Robert) Newman and Beth Scott, both of Rushville, and Karrie (Mrs. Calvin Miller) Carpenter of Indianapolis; three brothers, Bert Carpenter of Connersville, Charles Carpenter of Shelbyville, and Donald Carpenter of Andersonville; one sister, Shirley (Mrs. Robert) Perez of Russell Springs, Ky.; 24 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with Pastor Garry Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery in Laurel.

Dr. William C. Strang, 89
Dr. William C. Strang, 89, of Indianapolis, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Dr. Strang married Janet Rea of Glenwood; she survives. He was a psychiatrist. He as a member of the North United Methodist Church, the North Park Masonic Lodge, the American Medical Association, the Indiana Medical Association, the Marion County Medical Association, and he was on the faculty at the IU School of Medicine. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, William M. and Thomas H. Strang; two daughters, Joyce R. Finch and Priscilla F. Potter; one sister, Virginia Dunbar; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the North United Methodist Church. Entombment took place at 2 p.m. Monday at East Hill Shrine Mausoleum in Rushville. Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the American Hearth Association.


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