STANLEY L. HOPKINS
MARCH 10, 1925 - JULY 30, 2007
Stanley L. Hopkins age 82, of Hemlock, Indiana passed away on July 30, 2007 at the Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo. He was born in Sneedville, Tennessee on March 10, 1925 to Charles and Laura (Lucas) Hopkins who are both deceased. He was married to Dorothy L. Hopkins on April 23, 1953. Stanley worked at Continental Steel and the Taylor School system. He was a member of the Mulberry Gap Church in Sneedville, Tennessee, and the United Steel Workers union. Stanley was a decorated Korean War veteran serving from 1951 to 1954. He received both Korean War and United Nations Service Medals. Stanley is survived by his spouse: Dorothy Hopkins of Hemlock, along with their two children: David (Ava) Hopkins of Kokomo, Indiana, and Carolyn (Greg) McCartney of Lakeland, Florida. He also had a surviving sibling: James (Eckie) Hopkins of Sneedville, Tennessee, along with five granddaughters, and four great grandchildren. The Family will be receiving friends for visitation from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, August 1, at Porter Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 PM on Thursday, August 2 at Porter’s with burial following at Brookside Cemetery in Windfall, Indiana. Pastors Jonathan Harris and Steve Gollner will be officiating.
PATRICIA ANN SUMMERS
FEBRUARY 28, 1939 - JULY 26, 2007
Patricia Ann Summers, age 68 of Tipton, IN died on July 26, 2007 at Tipton County Memorial Hospital in Tipton, IN. She was born on Feb. 28, 1939 in Tipton, Indiana to Morris and Mary (Knopp) Wood. Pat married her beloved husband Boyd A. Summers on July 30, 1955. She was a housewife, homemaker and a devoted mother of seven children. Pat was active in the Windfall United Methodist Church and a strong supporter of the Windfall Lions Club. She was an avid reader, loved music, but most of all she enjoyed spending quality time with her family, who along with many friends will miss her most of all. The family request that memorials be made to the Windfall Brach of the Tipton County Public Library. Survivors include her husband Boyd along with her children; Alana Jo (John) Calaway, Mark (Marcia) Summers, Carol (Jim) Lorts, Lori (John) Little, Kenneth (Cathie) Summers, Dennis Summers, and Pam (Michael) Gilbody. Siblings include Bruce Wood, Jean Baxter, Richard Wood, and Jackie Jackson. Grandchildren surviving are Jason Calaway, Joni (Hilliard) Rose, Scott (Laurie) Summers, Jamie (John) Aldridge, Tracy Summers, Andy Lorts, Cory Lorts, Stacey Porter, Alicia Porter, Keaton Summers, Chandler Summers, John Gilbody and Katie Gilbody with ten great grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jim, Walter, Vic and Mike Woods along with a sister Sandy Ciders. Calling will be held from 4-8 PM on July 31, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton. Funeral services will be at 10 AM on August 1, 2007 at Porters with Pastors Chris Ellis and Josh Ditmer officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery in Windfall.
CAROL JOAN (ROBINSON) CUNNINGHAM
APRIL 9, 1931 - JULY 25, 2007
Carol Joan (Robinson) Cunningham age 76, of Frankfort, Indiana passed away on July 25, 2007. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on April 9, 1931 to Wilbur L. and Helen J. (Cuppy) Robinson who are both deceased. Carol retired from General Battery in Frankfort. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, Women of the Moose, Eagles, and also a former Delta Sigma Kappa president. Carol graduated from Frankfort High School. She was married to Ralph Cunningham who preceded her in death. Carol was survived by two siblings: a sister; Crystal Maxine Ley of Tipton, and a brother; Jimmie Wilbur Robinson of Frankfort along with nieces and nephews: Vickie Jo Kopplemann, Andy Jarboe, Jim Jarboe, and Tim Jarboe. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, brother-in-law; Elmer Ley, and nephew; Elmer Ley Jr. The Family will be receiving friends for visitation from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, July 30, at Porter Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 31 at Porter‘s with burial following at the Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Logan Westrick will be officiating.
MARTHA M. GUFFEY
OCTOBER 27, 1929 - JULY 25, 2007
Martha M. Guffey age 77, of Tipton, Indiana passed away on July 25, 2007 at Tipton Hospital. She was born in Elwood, Indiana on October 27, 1929 to Raymond and Bonnie (Brown) Minniear who are both deceased. Martha married Berry Guffey in 1946 and he passed away in 1996. She was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 292 in Kokomo and a graduate of Tipton High School. Martha was employed at Delco Radio in Kokomo for 36 years before retiring in 1993. Surviving are two sons; Terry (Linda) Guffey, Kenny (Connie) Guffey and a son-in-law Walter Hillian all of Tipton along with grandchildren; Tisha Brewer, Derek (Melissa) Guffey, Wade Guffey, Justin Horsely and great grandchildren; Tyler Brewer, Kira Brewer, Jaden Guffey, Justin Horsely Jr. and several nieces & nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Sherry Hillian and three sisters. Calling will be from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, July 27, at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton. Services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, July 28 at Porter’s with burial following at the Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Logan Wesrick will be officiating.
MARTHA E. NELSON
MAY 9, 1925 - JULY 23, 2007
Martha E. Nelson age 82, of Tipton, Indiana passed away on July 23, 2007. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on May 9, 1925 to Paul and Goldie (Teter) Merrill who are both deceased. Martha worked at the Oakes Manufacturing and FMC Corp. before retiring in 1969. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton. Martha was survived by her spouse: Bill Nelson of Tipton along with their two children: Mike (Vickie) Nelson of Tipton, and Larry Nelson of Manchester, New Hampshire. She has two surviving Siblings: Don (Janice) Merrill of Tipton, and Charles (Dorothy) Merrill of Tipton, along with four grandchildren: Jason Nelson, Amanda Null, Nathan Nelson, David Nelson, and five great grandchildren: Brendyn Nelson, Sierra Nelson, Camden Nelson, Korbin Nelson, and Dylan Nelson. The Family will be receiving friends for visitation from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 26, at Porter Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 AM on Friday, July 27 at The First Baptist Church in Tipton. Pastor Mark Ward will be officiating.
CARL E. SLOAN
MARCH 13, 1913 - JULY 19, 2007
Carl Edward Sloan , 94, of Tipton, left Tipton Hospital on Thursday July 19, 2007 to join the Lord in glory completing a long, full life in
His service on this earth.
He was born on March 13, 1913 on the family farm northeast of Atlanta, IN which was purchased by his grandfather John S. Sloan in 1868. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Louise Imogene (Baitz) Sloan; his parents Omer and Sarah Jane (Lilly) Sloan; and by two sisters Edith Weismiller and Grace Ann Foor.
He farmed his whole life, raising grain, cattle, hogs, horses, sheep, and enjoyed showing Redbone coon dogs competitively. He was an avid coon hunter and active in the National Redbone Coonhound Association, the Tipton Coon Club, along with several other similar associations. He was a member of West Street Christian Church in Tipton and a 1932 graduate of Tipton High School. In 1939 Carl was the corn husking champion and set a new record for Tipton County.
Surviving are one son, Eddie (Kay Biddle) Sloan of Hobbs, IN and three daughters: Carolyn (William Cecil) Bice of Brook, IN; Brenda (Tom) Wilson of Muncie, IN; Jenny (Mark) Taylor of Delphi, IN; seven grandchildren (Melissa Rubrecht, Angie Fisher, Mitchell Sloan, Karlanna Fonseca, Bethany Robinson, Brandon Bice, and Nathan Morris) ten great-grandchildren (Ryan & Joey Fisher, Madison, Quentin, & Ella Sloan, Niko Fonseca and Breann Wilber, Olivia & Christopher Robinson, and Madilynn Morris); and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton. Funeral services are Monday at 11 AM at Porter’s with burial in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Harold Barnett will officiate.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Caregivers Companion, P.O. Box 146, Tipton, IN 46072 or the organization of your choice.
W. WAYNE KINNETT
OCTOBER 26, 1920 - JUNE 29, 2007
W. Wayne Kinnett, age 86 of Tipton, IN died on June 29, 2007 at Tipton County Memorial Hospital in Tipton, IN. He was born on Oct. 26, 1920 in Versailles, Indiana to Floyd and Ines (Jackson) Kinnett. Wayne graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1939 and married Mary M. Porter on November, 5 1940. He retired from Kraft Foods in Champaign, IL in 1982 after 27 years of service. Wayne attended Harbour Shores Church in Cicero, IN. Memorials may be made to the church building fund. Surviving are his wife Mary Kinnett of Tipton, a daughter Gaye N. Kinnett of Kansas and a daughter in law Barbara Kinnett of Ilinois along with grandchildren; Diana Kinnett, Amy Crouch and great grandchildren Elijah & Hope Crouch. Four step grandchildren also survive. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, a son Larry Wayne Kinnett and one brother. Calling will be held from 6-8 PM on July 2, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on July 3, 2007 at Porters with Pastor Larry O’Brien officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Tipton.
SEPTEMBER 4, 1926 - JUNE 10, 2007
Carlton Trimble age 80, of Windfall, IN passed away on June 10, 2007. He was born in Kokomo, Indiana on September 4, 1926 to Carl and Dorothy (Richcreek) Trimble who are both deceased. Carlton had graduated from Windfall High School in 1944. He was married on June 7, 1947 to Jane Ann (Duffy) Trimble who preceded him in death on September 7, 2002. Carlton was a farmer and operated Trimble Farms, which began in 1853. Memberships include the Windfall Lions, Indiana Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association (life member), Tipton County Threshers, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Some of his hobbies included gun collecting, hunting, and fishing. Carlton was survived by two children; David Alton Trimble of Windfall, and Nancy Ellen Tansy of Ft. Myers FL., and grandchildren David Scott Trimble, Larry William Trimble, Matthew Brooks, Alexander Brooks-Trimble, Amanda Warren, and three great grandchildren. Calling will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on June 15, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with a funeral service beginning at 8:00 PM the same evening.
EVA MAE BOOK
SEPTEMBER 19, 1929 - JUNE 10, 2007
Eva Mae Book age 77, of Anderson, IN passed away on June 10, 2007 at Community Northview Care Center. She was born in Anderson, Indiana on Sept. 19, 1929 to Haywood and Lena (Simpson) Dixon. Eva was married to Robert “Bob” Book in 1985. She retired from Community Hospital in 1991 after 25 years of service. Eva is survived by her husband Bob of Anderson, two sons, Scott Randall Bolderson of Circleville, Ohio and Gary Bolderson of Muncie, IN along with two step-daughters, Roberta Vernice Reichenbach of Anderson, In and Christina Marie Phillips of N.J. Other survivors include sisters, Dorothy Chittick of Madison, In and Vonna Lee Dixon of Anderson, IN along with grandchildren Scott Randall Bolderson, Lori Marie Bolderson, Spc. William John Paul Bolderson, Mellissa Jean Bolderson, Angie Ramseyer, Beth Reichenbach, Sgt. Mike Reichenbach, Sarah Reichenbach, and great grandchildren Shannan Hoesli, Kelly Vaisey, Ryan Whitmer, Dylan Ramseyer, Keegan Ramseyer, Stone Hoesli, Max Hoesli, and Lena Vaisey. Calling will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on June 13, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with funeral services at 3:00 PM on June 13, 2007 at Porters. Rev. Evan Strong will officiate with burial at Fairview Cemetery
RONALD L. SHIVE
JANUARY 25, 1920 - JUNE 5, 2007
Ronald L. Shive age 87, of Kempton, IN passed away on June 5, 2007 at Autumnwood Extended Care in Tipton. He was born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky on January 25, 1920 to Walter and Eva (Reed) Shive. Ronald married Ray Stephens on Feb. 6, 1939 and she survives. He had retired from G&M Construction, Kokomo in 1985 giving himself more time to enjoy gardening, woodworking, fishing and beekeeping. Ronald had attended church at the Missionary Baptist Church in Kempton. Survivors include his wife Ray, granddaughters; Jennifer Walker, Julie Herrera, Karla Southard and Marla Wallace along with a sister Mary Lois Grider of Kentucky. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, a son Freeman Donald Wallace, 3 brothers and a sister. Calling will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on June 7, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with funeral services at 8:00 PM the same evening . Calling will then take place from 2:00-3:00 PM on June 8, 2007 at the McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade, KY with services at 3:00 PM. Burial will then be held in the Summer Shade Cemetery.
PATRICIA ANN SHERWOOD
JUNE 23, 1938 - MAY 28, 2007
Patricia Ann Sherwood age 68, of Tipton, IN passed away on May 28, 2007. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on June 23, 1938 to William and Ann (Terry) Sherwood who are both deceased. Patricia had graduated from Tipton High School and the Indiana School of Business. She had been employed at Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement in Noblesville, IN as a marketing specialist. Memberships include the West Street Christian Church in Tipton, Order of the Eastern Star, Indiana Friends of the Library, Indiana Genealogical Society and Past President of the Tipton County Historic Society. Patricia was survived by two brothers; Bill & wife Marilyn Sherwood of Tipton and Terry & wife Gale Sherwood of Tipton along with two nieces; Heather and Emily Sherwood of Lafayette, IN and a nephew Jim & wife Angie Sherwood of Merriam, KS. Family will be receiving friends from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on June 2, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with a memorial service beginning at 10:00 AM the same day. Rev. George Sullivan-Davis and Pastor Mark Ward will officiate.
ERIC D. GATHMAN
JANUARY 18, 1983 - MAY 20, 2007
Eric D. Gathman age 24, of Tipton, IN passed away on May 20, 2007 at his home. He was born in Tipton, Indiana on January 18, 1983 to Charles D. Gathman and Suzanne (Dunbar) York. Survivors include his mother, Susie & husband Robert York and father Charles D. Gathman all of Tipton along with his maternal grandmother Mary Beheler of Tipton. Also surviving are brothers Bobby York of Tipton, Brad & wife Nicole Phillips of Elwood and a sister Kelli & husband Kevin Doyle of Lafayette, IN along with aunts and uncles; Daniel & wife Renee Gathman of Lapel, IN, Velma & husband Willie Brannum of Tipton, John King of Tipton, Bill & wife Mary Dunbar of Tipton, Cindy Dunbar of Tipton and his dog Layla. Several cousins and friends also survive. Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grand parents Charles and Dixie Gathman. Calling will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on May 23, 2007 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with funeral services at 10:00 AM on May 24, 2007 at Porters. Melissa Grishaw will officiate with burial at Fairview Cemetery