James E. Frank
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Retired Judge James E. Frank, Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 27, 2002.
A native of Frankton, Jim was a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business (1951) and of its Law School (1956). In 1976, he re-ceived the de-gree of doctor of jurisprudence from IU. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany.
Jim was a practicing attorney in Union City, Ind., was City Court judge, county judge of Randolph and Jay counties, and became a federal administrative law judge, positioned in Salt Lake City, Utah, from1986 to 1995. He was a member of the Indiana State Bar.
He was a member of St. Athanasius Anglican Church, Colorado Springs. In Pueblo, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Pueblo Bar and the Pachyderms Club.
Judge Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Mollie Fesler Frank; his father, John Frank; and his brother, John (Ginger) Frank.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Pueblo; his daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Eugene McNany and granddaughters, Erin Rebecca and Cara Leighanne, all of Colorado Springs; his sister, Mary Lou Loidl of Portland, Texas; sister-in-law, Joan Frank and nephews, Bruce and Todd Frank of Vacaville, Calif.; niece, Jennifer Frank, a Northwestern University (Evans-ton, Ill.) student.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harper-Dunnichay Funeral Home, 305 Sigler St., Frankton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery, Frankton.
Herbert M. Gentry
NOBLESVILLE -- Herbert M. Gentry, 90, Noblesville, died May 21, 2002, at George Davis Manor in West Lafayette after a period of declining health.
He was born June 20, 1911, in Hamilton County to William Alfred and Anna Mae (Anderson) Gentry.
He was a 1928 graduate of Lapel High School and a 1933 Purdue University graduate. He was a retired farmer and a life member of the Blatchley Nature Study Group. He was also a founding board member of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
He is survived by one daughter, Nola Gentry (husband, Ned Derhammer) of West Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Elizabeth Garrott, in 1999 and a son, Don Gentry, in 1966.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, Lapel.
Visitation will be after services until 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lapel Public Library, 610 Main St., Lapel, IN 46051 or the Museums at Prophetstown, Battleground, IN 47920.
LONDON, Ky. -- Mat Hinkle, 78, of London, Ky., died May 25, 2002, at Marymount Medical Center.
He was born in Clay County, Ky., Nov. 1, 1923, to Dan and Anna (Cobb) Hinkle.
He was a retired truck driver and a member of Calvary Worship Center in London.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Beaty Hinkle of London; two daughters, Sarah Henson of London and Shelia Douglas of Brenham, Texas; four sons, Roger Dale Hinkle, Johnny Mat Hinkle, Kenneth Daniel Hinkle and Billy Hinkle, all of London; sister, Faye Reece of Manchester, Ky.; two brothers, Tolman Hinkle of Manchester, Ky. and Hubert Hinkle of Porter, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Amelia Hinkle and Connie Hinkle; a son, Michael Hinkle; four brothers, Ramsey Hinkle, Jack Hinkle, Kenneth Hinkle and Larkin Hinkle.
Services were held Wednesday, May 29, at the London Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Nix Cemetery in London.
Pallbearers were Richard Reece, Brian Hinkle, Jimmy Hinkle, Randy Estep, Jimmy Estep and Frankie Estep.
Delilah J. Ireton
INGALLS -- Delilah Josephine (Kingen) Ireton, 88, Ingalls, died May 28, 2002, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Madison County to Ronald and Evah (Syl-vester) Kingen.
She worked at the former Delco-Remy Division of General Motors Corp. in Anderson in the Horn Assembly Department from 1946 to 1955. Following that, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Christ Fellowship Church in Shirley.
Survivors include her husband of over 69 years, Jesse E. Ireton of Ingalls; sons, Jesse E. (wife, Doris) Ireton of Shirley, Myron E. (wife, Carolyn) Ireton of Ingalls; sisters-in-law, Lois Phillips of New Castle, Maxine Kingen of Greenfield and Mildred Leonard of Fortville; seven grandchildren, Justina Wilson of Anderson, Brenda Smith of Pendleton, Brian Ireton of Fortville, Sheila Lankford of Shirley, Cathy Reynolds of Wilkinson, Mickey Ireton of New Castle, Amy Rose of Knightstown; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; adopted daughter, Cindy Smith of Greensburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Orval Kingen and Marion Phillips Jr.; sister, Margaret Schafter and grandson, Monte Ireton.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, with Pastor Ernie Robinson of Christ Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingalls Volunteer Fire Department.
Gerald C. Remington
Gerald C. Remington, 71, Anderson, was called home to the arms of our heavenly father on May 28, 2002, at St. John's Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Anderson and was a lifelong Anderson resident. He retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors in 1990 after 39 years of service.
He graduated from Anderson High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of UAW Local 662 and American Legion Post 127.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years, Evelyn C. Remington; two daughters: Linda Remington of Anderson and Marsha and husband, Robert Bloom of Woodstock, N.Y.; a brother, Kenneth Remington and special friend Carole Brake of Waynesboro, Pa.; brother-in-law and special friend, Robert Benefiel; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other friends too numerous to mention.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff of St. John's Medical Center, especially 6 South floor and Continuing Care Unit as well as our many friends at Community Northview Care Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville & Grace (McMillen) Remington; a brother Norman Remington; a sister Kathleen Remington; a son John B. Remington and a sister-in-law and special friend Rozella H. Benefiel.
Services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Joe Huff. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the South Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305 or to St. John's Diabetes Education Fund.
Leona J. Shepard
ELWOOD -- Leona J. Shepard, 68, 2018 South P St., died May 28, 2002, at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville, after an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 28, 1933, to James and Mildred (Simpson) Ross.
Before retirement she worked as secretary at Shepard Tool and Die Inc., El-wood.
Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bo" Shepard, whom she married Nov. 1, 1958; two daughters, Tonya (husband, Chester) Bowlin of Kokomo and Delaina (husband, Curt) Miller of Elwood; two grandchildren, Bob (Deborah) Helton of Peru and Chester Bowlin of Kokomo; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Ross Jr.; and half brothers, Jerry Ross and Tim Ross.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dunnichay Funeral Home with Brother Bob Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Elwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Sally G. Shoecraft
Sally Gertrude Shoecraft, 76, passed away at St. John's Medical Center May 27, 2002, after an extended illness.
She was born in Brandenberg, Ky., on July 31, 1925. Sally was employed as a nurse's aide at St. John's Health System and retired in 1985 after 34 years of employment.
She was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church where she served as treasurer of the Craft Club and the Order of Eastern Star, Olive Chapter 26. Additionally, she was a volunteer at the Geater Center food pantry.
She leaves to cherish her memories a son, Larry (wife, Cherie) Shoecraft of Saginaw, Mich.; two daughters, Beverly McGrady of Anderson and Gaythel Shoecraft-Walton of Decatur, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Brea Shoecraft, Ryan Shoecraft, Jodie Jones, Craig McGrady, Ronald (wife, Tracy) McGrady, Jill (husband, Antonio) Johnson, Brandon (wife, Anjala) McGrady, Lynn (Ricky) Mason, Leslie Walton and 18 great-grandchildren and adopted grandson, Kenny Marsh. Additional survivors are special friends, Doletha Lynch, Lillie Hill, Gertrude Satterwhite, Norma Jean Miller and Ann Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Shoecraft; son, Ronald Shoecraft; her parents, Author and Hettie Valentine; grandson, Larry Anton Shoecraft; great-granddaughter, Amari Lynette Johnson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Allen Chapel AME Church, 1610 Sheridan St. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service Friday at the church.
L.C. May Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rebekah (Fouts) Wharton, 87, died Dec. 30, 2001, at St. John's Medical Center.
She was born July 22, 1914, in Muncie and had resided in Pendleton nine months prior to her death. She had been an Indianapolis resident since 1957.
She was a home economics teacher at Washington Township Schools in Marion County, retiring in 1978. She previously taught at Galveston and Bunker Hill schools.
She was a member of First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution and Indiana State Teachers Association. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland.
Survivors include two children, C.R. (wife, Faye) Wharton of Marietta, Ga., and Merab (husband, Leland) Gardner of Pendleton; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Earl and Nellie Grant (Kitchell) Fouts; two brothers, Joseph Kitchell Fouts and Charles W. Fouts.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery, Deer Creek, Carroll County.
There will be no visitation.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory Bright Chapel, Pendleton, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital.
Leona "Toni" Wildman, 89, of Anderson, died May 29, 2002, at Countryside Manor Healthcare Center after an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 2, 1912, in Newport, Ind., the daughter of Fred and Rosie (Lancaster) Sykes.
She retired from Fort Benjamin Harrison Finance Center.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Amos Wildman; many nieces and many nephews including: Sam Safford, John Safford, Angela Safford and Susie Safford, all of Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and a sister.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton.
Lena Williams, 93, went home to be with the Lord May 25, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Tennessee Sept. 8, 1908. She was married to the late William H. Williams.
She was a member of the Sherman Street Church of God where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Women of the Church of God. She was self-employed as a domestic.
She was a devoted housewife and mother who loved cooking and reading. She also enjoyed traveling with her family. She was also a member of the YWCA Bible study group for nearly 30 years.
She is survived by two sons, Melvyn J. Williams of Anderson and Ollis L. Randle of Oregon, Ohio; two sisters, Letha Dixs and Katherine Hunter, both of Toledo, Ohio; three grandchildren, Gregory Randle of Toledo, Stacy Randle of Atlanta, Ga., James L. Williams of Muncie.
She was preceded in death by a son, John L. Randle; brothers, Degusta Quarles, Merriwether Quarles, Hillary Quarles; sister, Georgia Fleming and Myrtle Daniel.
Funeral services will be noon on Saturday at Sherman Street Church of God. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service. The Rev. Dr. Leroy A. Quashie will officiate.
Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
L.C. May Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence D. Baker
Lawrence D. "Larry" Baker, 76, of Anderson, died Aug. 4, 2002, at Community Hospital Anderson after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson.
Charles L. Friend
Charles L. Friend, 84, of Anderson, died Aug. 4, 2002, at Community Hospital Anderson following an extended illness.
He was born June 1, 1918, in Kempton, and lived in Anderson his entire life.
He served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II.
In 1998, he retired from his employment as a toolmaker at Delco Remy in Anderson.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodges in both Anderson and Muncie; and a member of United Auto Workers Local 662.
Survivors include two stepchildren, Betty Turner of Anderson and Sandra Cline of Key West, Fla.; three sisters, Sylvia Brashear of Kempton, Goldie Friend and Betty Friend; eight grandchildren, Mary Cantrell, Mike Browning and Matt Browning, all of Anderson, Mark (wife, Michele) Browning of Minnesota, Marsha (husband, Ben) Hansen of Virginia, Jill Reels of Daleville, Terri Applegate of Alexandria and Thomas Hunt of Florida; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy Simpson and William Friend; his wife, Leona L. (Toliver) Friend; two brothers, Paul Friend and John Friend; a sister, Bertha Friend; and a grandson, Kenneth Hunt.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is two hours prior to the Tuesday service at the South Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Healthy Heart Clinic at Community Hospital, through the funeral home.
Jason D. Hart
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason D. Hart, 25, Indianapolis, died Aug. 3, 2002, at Methodist Hospital.
He was born March 8, 1977, in Anderson and lived in this area most of his life.
He was a foreman and estimator for Doug's Tree, Shrub & Stump Service, Anderson, where he was a great asset, helping run the family business for the past 10 years.
He and his father were best friends and worked very closely together.
He had several hobbies which included boating, jet skiing and driving his red Corvette.
He loved spending time with his daughter, Tori, his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Douglas and Pamela Hart of Alexandria; his daughter, Victoria "Tori" Hart of Anderson; a sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Keith Bennett of Marion; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Juanita Boyd of Anderson; two nephews, Tyler K. Bennett and Peyton J. Bennett, both of Marion; aunts and uncles, Ron and Pam Hart and Mike and Susan Hart, all of Pendleton, Gary and Bobbette Hart of New Castle, Mike and Catherine Boyd of Anderson and Steve and Tonya Wilson of Shelbyville; and several cousins.
Also surviving are special friends, Telisa Hufford and Jon Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Deloris Hart; an aunt, Beverly Wilson; and an uncle, Larry Boyd.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, officiated by the Rev. Michael Henson of Bethel Worship Center in Marion. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.