Elza Henson Sr.
PETERSBURG -- Elza D. Henson Sr., 92, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Daviess Community Hospital.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, Oakland City, with Revs. John Powell and Mack Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cloin Cemetery, Pike County.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
(Jan. 23, 2004)
Casper 'Slim' Memering Jr.
VINCENNES -- Casper "Slim" Memering Jr., 78, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
The former Bicknell resident was born May 13, 1925, in the Decker area of Knox County, the son of Katherine (Rupprecht) and Casper "Cap" Memering Sr.
He served as a gunner aboard a destroyer in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was employed at the Prestolite Factory for 40 years. He served two terms as Knox County Sheriff from 1975 to 1983 and was a member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, K of C, Bicknell Elks, Bicknell Moose, Bicknell French Club, VFW, American Legion and the 40 et 8.
He was formerly employed with Vincennes Housing Authority as a certified housing quality inspector and later served as a member of the board of commissioners for the Vincennes Housing Authority and was active in the Democrat Party.
He married Wanda McKinnon on June 5, 1947, and she survives.
He is also survived by daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Stephen Sievers Sr. of Vincennes; grandson Stephen Sievers Jr.; two brothers Paul J. Memering and Walter Memering, both of Bicknell; and two sisters Ursula Summers of Washington and Rosemary Schlomer of Bicknell.
He was preceded in death by one son John William Memering, who died in 1975; two brothers Larry and William Memering; and one sister Mary Katherine Memering.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Albert Scheller officiating.
Burial will be in Bicknell Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Duesterburg-Fredrick Funeral Home, Vincennes, where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent Catholic Church in his memory.
(Jan. 24, 2004)
SHOALS -- Julian Ray Newland, 62, Shoals, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Manor.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery, Shoals.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today with Order of the Eagles ceremonies starting at 6:30 p.m.
(Jan. 25, 2004)
SHOALS -- Leotia Alma Perkins, 93, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
(Jan. 24, 2004)
PETERSBURG -- Deborah Riester, 96, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at Petersburg Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
(Jan. 25, 2004)
John W. Bateman
CHANDLER -- John W. Bateman, 63, died Sunday at his residence in Chandler.
John was a member of the Chandler Cumberland Presbyterian Church and past president of the Chandler Jaycees. He loved boating and was an avid outdoorsman. John enjoyed being with his family.
Surviving John is his wife of 39 years, Judy (Robertson) Bateman of Chandler; parents Dorothy and Archie Bateman of Washington; daughter, Tracy Cron and her husband Wendell of Chandler; son Brent Bateman and his wife Denise of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Christopher Bedwell, Adam Cron, and Lauren Bateman; sister Judy Eaton and her husband Jim of Edinburgh; and a nephew, Nathan Eaton.
The funeral service is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chandler Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dan Gross officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Chandler.
Visitors may call today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Koehler Funeral Home-Perigo Chapel, 7022 Heim Road, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until funeral time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chandler Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
(Jan. 25, 2004)
Joe Byrd Sr.
Joe N. Byrd Sr., 67, Washington, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at Eastgate Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Sugarland Memory Gardens, also the place of burial. Calling is private. Arrangements were handled by McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell.
(Jan. 26, 2004)
Mildred Elizabeth Faris, 93, formerly of N.E. 10th Street, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
Born Oct. 19, 1910, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Elmer J. and Helen M. (Aikman) Faris.
A 1928 graduate of Washington High School, she was a retired cashier, having worked 47 years at Washington National Bank. She was a member of First Christian Church, Delta Theta Tau, Browning Club, and was a Gray Lady at Daviess Community Hospital.
She is survived by cousins, Harley Bob Aikman of Washington, Richard Aikman of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Aikman of Washington, Hugh and Rosey Billings of Washington, Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Billings of Elkhart, Bobbi and Dr. Ralph Jacqmain of Vincennes, Dana and John Foss of Vincennes, Brian Foss of Vincennes, Chris Cresgy of Vincennes, Joe and Maxine Aikman of Petersburg, Darla Traylor of Noblesville, Carol and Tom Jolly of Fishers, and Dave and Michelle Aikman of Palatine, Ill.
She is preceded in death by cousins, Elva Hockman, Jack Aikman, and Hugh Prentice Aikman.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Delta Theta Tau will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday.
(Jan. 27, 2004)
DUBOIS -- Adolph J. Bauer, 88, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Northwood Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasper.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tom Roberts officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at the Dubois Crossroads.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel and one hour before services Monday at the church.
(Jan. 27, 2004)
MONROE CITY -- Berneice Osborn, 76, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at Petersburg Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. James Like officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monroe City.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Preferred memorials are to Walnut Grove Cemetery.
(Jan. 28, 2004)
Blanche Marie Alford
Blanche Marie Alford, 87, formerly of Mill Street, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie (McClellan) Riester.
A 1935 graduate of Washington High School, she retired from J.C. Penney after working 25 years as a saleslady. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Sam and Sharan Alford of Cobalville, Iowa, and Scott and Debbie Alford of Whitney, Texas; two grandsons and their wives, Steve and Tanya Alford of Iowa City, Iowa, and Sean and Kelley Alford of Carmel; and great-grandchildren, Kory, Bryce, Kayla, Joshua and Jacob Alford.
Her husband, Floyd Sam Alford, whom she married June 15, 1935, died July 30, 1998. One brother, Joe Riester, is also deceased.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel, with Rev. Tim Baxter officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may go to the Sam Alford Scholarship Fund or First Baptist Church.
(Jan. 28, 2004)
William E. Blackgrave
HUNTINGBURG -- William E. Blackgrave, 54, died at 3:06 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Huntingburg.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be in Enlow City Cemetery in Jasper.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
(Jan. 29, 2004)
Rose Mary Wagner
Rose Mary Wagner, 86, Loogootee, died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Northwood Good Samaritan Center in Jasper.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Brocksmith Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home Monday.
(Feb. 21, 2004)
CRANE -- Lynda Rose Friede, 66, died at 7:37 a.m. Thursday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.
Born Jan. 2, 1938, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Carl and Dorothy Ruth (Mencer) Guthrie.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Friede, whom she married April 18, 1958; sons, Jim Friede of Linton, Jeff Friede Sr. of Washington, Robert C. Friede and Jeff Friede Jr., both of Crane, and Kris Friede of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Carol Williams.
Cremation is scheduled. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Harvest Community Church, Bloomfield.
Mattox-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(Feb. 19, 2004)
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Howard Grannan, 80, died Thursday at his home.
The funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Muskogee. Burial was in Ft. Gibson Nation Cemetery.
Muskogee Cremation and Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
(Feb. 19, 2004)
Helen Doris Payne
HELEN PAYNELOOGOOTEE -- Helen Doris Payne, 85, formerly of Shoals, died at midnight Wednesday at Loogootee Nursing Center.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in French Lick, she was the daughter of James M. and Vina A. (Putnam) Qualkenbush.
A homemaker, she was a member of Shoals Christian Church.
She is survived by five daughters, Norma Marcella Hardwick of Loogootee, Rachel Sutton of Shoals, Sharon Chaney of Owensburg, Doris Lagenour of Koleen, and Rebekah Jenkins of Humboldt, Tenn; one sister, Hazel Cornett of Loogootee; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Her husband, Norman L. Payne, whom she married July 3, 1937, died Feb. 13, 1991. One son, William "Bill" Payne; one sister, Ruth Stout; and two brothers, James R. and Gene E. Qualkenbush, are also deceased.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
(Feb. 25, 2004)
BERNICE VAN WINKLE
ELNORA - Bernice VanWinkle, 64, died at 9:55 a.m. Monday at her residence.
There will be no public visitation. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Solsberry Cemetery. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, is in charge of arrangements.
(May 17, 2004)
Ronald W. Smith
LOOGOOTEE - Ronald W. Smith, 53, died at 11:05 a.m. Friday at his residence.
Born Feb. 28, 1951, in Evansville, he was the son of Thomas and Oreda (Turpin) Smith.
He was a maintenance worker at Kimball International and attended Loogootee Revival Center.
He married Clara Ann McIntosh Smith April 3, 1976, and she survives. Together, they were specialized foster parents, parenting 18 children over 16 years.
He is also survived by sons Anthony Smith of Vincennes, Robert Smith and Jeff Taylor Smith, both of Loogootee; brothers Jack Smith of Salem and Gary Smith of Loogootee; sisters Brenda Shelton, Sandra Guernsey and Peggy Smith all of Henryville, Reagena Schultz of New Albany and Shirley Bailey of Shelbville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Randall Smith and Sonny Smith and sister Linda Smith.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today at Brocksmith Funeral Home with burial in Truelove Church Cemetery.
Visitation was from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(May 21, 2004)
Edna M. Bauer
LOOGOOTEE - Edna M. Bauer, 89, died at 4:07 a.m. Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church with burial in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Brocksmith Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
(May 29, 2004)
Norman J. Neukam
LOOGOOTEE - Norman J. Neukam, 88, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Martin County Health Care and Rehab Center.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.
Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery with graveside military honors by the American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brocksmith Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.
(May 30, 2004)
ODON - James Knepp, 78, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday at Daviess Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 15, 1926, in Daviess County, he was the son of Victor and Caroline (Graber) Knepp.
A lifelong farmer, he was ordained as assistant pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church on May 30, 1963. Two years later on March 21, 1965, he was installed as pastor at Bethel Mennonite. On Nov. 23, 1980, he was installed as pastor at First Mennonite Church. On Sunday, July 1, 1987, he resigned his position handing over his mantle to his son-in-law, Gaylan Sommers. He was a farmer his entire life and spent his winters at Sarasota, Fla. He enjoyed going on "the bridge" or in his boat fishing. His summers were spent hauling Amish, working in his yard and garden and going to the coffee shop visiting with his buddies.
He is survived by his wife, Clara I. (Miller) Knepp, whom he married Aug. 10, 1946; children and spouses, Ron and Pauline Knepp of Odon, Melvin and Macy Wittmer of Odon, Anita Gingerich of Sarasota, Fla., Kathy and Joe Wagler of Sarosota, Fla., Tina and Jack Knepp of Odon, and Melody and Gaylan Sommers of Odon; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Barbara Ellen Yoder of Ft. Wayne, Ida Knepp of Odon, and Esther Swartzentruber of Montgomery.
He is preceded in death by one daughter, Ramona Slaubaugh; two grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(June 1, 2004)