Debra L. Gilson
Feb. 16, 1953 -- July 29, 2003
Debra L. (Schaller) Gilson, 50, Anderson, died July 29, 2003, at St. John's Medical Center after a sudden illness.
She was born Feb. 16, 1953, in Anderson, and was a lifelong Anderson resident. She had been employed at Carquest Auto Parts in Anderson and was a homemaker.
She enjoyed donating time to needy animals.
She is survived by her husband, John Gilson, whom she married April 24, 1976; father, Harold and wife Barbara Schaller of Pendleton; brother, Harold A. "Butch" Schaller of Anderson; stepsister, Debbie Schmitt of Anderson; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Moneyhun, Linda and husband Everett Richey, and Becky Atkinson, all of Anderson, and Janet and husband Denny Nolton of Indian Lake Estates, Fla.; uncle, Roy Robinson and special friend Vickie Swanson of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene (Robinson) Schaller; and grandmother, Bernice Robinson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with Pastor Susan Poynter officiating. Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the South Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County Humane Society.
Frances R. Griffey
Francis Rolland Griffey, 88, Anderson, died July 30, 2003. Arrangements are pending at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
James M. Huggins
Feb. 19, 1943 -- July 30, 2003
ALEXANDRIA -- James M. "Jim" Huggins, 60, Alexandria, died July 30, 2003, at Community Hospital in Anderson after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Elwood, the son of James Masten Huggins and Helen Etchison Huggins, and resided in the Orestes-Alexandria area all of his life.
Jim retired in 1990 from Delco Remy in Anderson after 30 years of employment. He was a member of the Alexandria Eagles Lodge 1771 and the Anderson AMVETS. He enjoyed shooting pool and participated in several tournaments in the area. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a longtime "member" at the Alexandria Office and enjoyed passing the time there with the other "members."
Survivors include his wife, Connie S. (Jones) Huggins, whom he married Dec. 8, 1962; three daughters, Lori (special friend, Tony Holford) Huggins, Tracey (special friend, David Brandenburg) Huggins, and Darci (Todd) Sipes, all of Alexandria; a son, Coby (Angie) Huggins of Summitville; brother, Tim (Shannon) DeVine of Elwood; friend of the family, Allen Swift of Anderson; and seven grandchildren, Shane Swift, Latisha Swift, Amanda Huggins, Amber Brandenburg, Skyler Sipes, Sierra Sipes and Shauna Huggins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Masten Huggins and Helen Etchison Huggins DeVine; and a sister, Roberta DeVore.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with the Rev. Courtley Granger, pastor of Orestes Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Summitville Volunteer Fire Department through the funeral home.
Jack G. Reiley
July 10, 1929 -- July 30, 2003
LAFONTAINE -- Former Alexandria and Marion resident Jack G. Reiley, 74, LaFontaine, died July 30, 2003, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, after an extended illness.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1991 from the former Fisher Body plant in Marion as a toolmaker after 36 years of employment.
Survivors include two sons, R. Gene (wife, Mary) Reiley and Greg (wife, Fran) Reiley; daughter, Lynn (husband, John) Swain; brother, Jerry (Brenda) Reiley; sister, Phyllis Ledford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Noffze Funeral Home, Alexandria Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Alexandria where the Elwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5782 will conduct military honors.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center Patient Activity Fund or the Respiratory Therapy Department at Marion General Hospital through the funeral home.
Ted B. Ricker
June 8, 1925 -- July 29, 2003
FRANKFORT -- Ted B. Ricker, 78, Frankfort, died July 29, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.
He was born June 8, 1925, in Lebanon, the son of C.B. and Josephine (Swackhamer) Ricker. He was a farmer for 20 years, a carpenter and retired from Kaiser Farm Market in Middlefork, where he worked as a manager. He also auctioneered with his father.
He attended Sugar Creek High School and lived in Clinton County his entire life. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 1st Calvary from 1942-1946 in the Philippines and Japan Occupation.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Frankfort Moose.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara J. (Caldwell) Ricker, whom he married Nov. 16, 1947, in Michigantown; two sons, Jay (wife, Nancy) Ricker of Pendleton and Chris (wife, Cliston) Ricker of Michigantown; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Goodwill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Paul Philippe Resource Center with envelopes available at the funeral home.
July 25, 2003 -- July 25, 2003
Angel Rigdon, infant daughter of Rodney Rigdon and Jama Craib, died July 25, 2003, at St. John's Medical Center.
Other survivors include sisters, Kaitlyn Rigdon, Audree Rigdon and Abragail Rigdon; brother, Auston Craib; paternal grandparents, Debra and Roger Rigdon; maternal grandparents, D. Scott and Lynette Craib and Cheryl and Matt Nightenhelser; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Dodd and Paul and Margie Craib; paternal grandparents, Vivian and Johnny Carmack, and Harry Rigdon; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in East Maplewood Cemetery Chapel, with burial to follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by L.C. May Funeral Services.
Virgil E. Taylor
Oct. 28, 1927 -- July 30, 2003
DUNKIRK -- Virgil E. Taylor, 75, of Dunkirk died July 30, 2003, in the University Nursing Center in Upland after an extended illness.
He was retired in 1988 from Borg-Warner, Muncie, and was also a master carpenter.
Survivors include three sons, Kent (Linda) Taylor, Virgil E. (Lisa) Taylor Jr. and Kevin (ViAnn) Taylor; two sisters, Georgia (Henry) Batten and Sue Beeks; and seven grandchildren.
His wife, Rosemary Whetsel, died May 11, 2003.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in MJS Mortuaries, Dunkirk Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Dunkirk.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church or University Nursing Center Activity Fund.
Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, is handling arrangements.
Rolland E. York
April 21, 1927 -- July 28, 2003
EL PASO, Texas -- Rolland E. "Bud" York, 76, died July 28, 2003.
He was born April 21, 1927, in Anderson, the son of the late Roy and Essie York. Bud graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering. He served during World War II in the Naval Air Corps. He worked for Stone & Webster Engineering Corp. from 1951-1968, when he joined El Paso Electric Co. He retired as senior vice president in 1987.
Bud was active at Western Hill Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church for many years, as well as the Shrine. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball and golf.
He is survived by daughters, Christine (Ron) Hansen of New York and Diana (Curt) Nygren of El Paso, Texas; grandchild, Kelsie Ruth Nygren; former wife, Naomi Spall York of New York; brother, James Darrell (Harriett) York; sister-in-law, Greta York; and several nieces and nephews in Indiana.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen York; and a brother, Roy York Jr.
Mr. York requested no memorial service. Donations may be made to the Humane Society.
Services entrusted to: Sunset Funeral Home-West, 480 N. Resler, El Paso, TX 79912.
July 17, 1938 -- July 29, 2003
Walter "Gene" "Pepa" Zachary, 65, Anderson, died July 29, 2003, at Community Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born July 17, 1938, in Jamestown, Tenn., and lived in Anderson for most of his life. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis after working there for 11 years.
He raced at Anderson Speedway for many years and loved to fish.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Smith) Zachary; mother, Mary Zachary; daughters, Ruth Zachary, Peggy Sue (husband, Wayne) Ledbetter and Shirlene Zachary (fiancÚ, Thomas Richardson); son, Kenny (wife, Misty) Zachary; sisters, Peggy (husband, Les) McCord, Karen Jones, and Sharon (husband, Neal) Allmond; brothers, Jack (wife, Ina) Zachary, Scott (wife, Carol) Zachary and Don Zachary; grandchildren, Mandra Zachary, Misty (husband, Freddie) Boggess, Stormy Zachary, Gary Buntin, Donald (wife, Ashley) Buntin, Ronnie Jarvis, Tyler Rector and Anthony Zachary; great-granddaughter, Kathy Boggess and a great grandson on the way; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Also surviving is special friend, Betty Willis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter S. "Pappy" Zachary, in 1985; grandparents, John C. Slaven and Octie Lena Downs; sister-in-law, Rita (Scott) Zachary; and son-in-law, Charlie E. Buntin.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Huff officiating. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the South Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in lieu of flowers.
James T. Bigelow
July 3, 1924 -- July 28, 2003
James T. Bigelow, 79, Anderson, died July 28, 2003, at St. John's Medical Center after an extended illness.
He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was plant manager. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Shirley Bigelow; a brother, Dr. Joseph L. Bigelow; and several nieces sand nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home. A private memorial service will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Linda Cordry, 52, of Anderson died July 28, 2003, at her residence after an extended illness. Arrangements are pending at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel.
Mary C. Coverdale
Sept. 24, 1916 -- July 28, 2003
NOBLESVILLE -- Mary C. (Shaul) Coverdale, 86, Noblesville, died July 28, 2003, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.
She retired in 1974 from Guide Lamp.
Survivors include a son, Maurice Coverdale; a daughter, Pat Fuller; and two grandchildren.
Her husband, Charles W. Coverdale, died in 1999.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville, with Pastor Rich Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery in Lapel.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Rev. Edwin H. Helm
The Rev. Edwin H. Helm, 77, Anderson, died July 27, 2003, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
Helen M. Hoffman
Dec. 4, 1918 -- July 28, 2003
COLUMBUS -- Helen M. (Johnson) Hoffman, 84, Columbus, died July 28, 2003, at St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Muncie, and resided in Columbus, Ohio. She lived in Anderson since 1964 before moving to Ohio two years ago. She worked in the cafeteria for Anderson Community Schools for 10 1/2 years.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anderson. She was a member of Delco Remy Camping Club, Good Sam Camping Club and Square Dancing.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen (husband, Dr. Godfrey) Ibom of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law, Inez Johnson of Muncie; grandchildren, Dr. Valerie Ibom, Erik Ibom and Tyler Ibom, all of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Raymond E. Hoffman, on Aug. 8, 2000; a daughter, Margaret Hoffman; brothers, Joseph Johnson, Albert Johnson and John Johnson; and a sister, Callie Moore.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Chapel.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.