Jacob Rund, 9, Sheridan
July 29, 2002
SHERIDAN -- Jacob Rund, 9, of Sheridan, died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Jacob was to be a third-grade student at Adams Elementary School in Sheridan.
He was born Sept. 20, 1992, in Vienna, Austria. He was the son of Rex B. and Cathy (Berns) Rund. His parents survive in Sheridan.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Emma Sophie Rund, of Sheridan, and a grandmother, Catherine Berns of Oconee, Ill.
Calling will be 2-7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oconee. Leppert and Hensley Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church Building Fund, 17102 Spring Mill Road, Westfield, IN 46074, or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church HELP Committee, 1045 W. 146th St., Carmel, IN 46032.
Ellen Louise Shull, 74, Sheridan
June 4, 2002
SHERIDAN -- Ellen Louise (Boger) Shull, 74, of Sheridan, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Sheridan Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Shull was a label maker for Indiana Mills and Manufacturing.
She was born June 24, 1927, in Petersburg, Ind. She was the daughter of Frank and Merle (Arnold) Boger.
She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Bauer and Denise Short, both of Arcadia; a son, Don Shull of Tacoma, Wash.; four brothers, Bill, Leland, Roger and Royce Boger; three sisters, Beverly Brigman, Jeraldine Coleman and Rosetta Robbling; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Shull.
No calling hours or services were planned.
Arrangements are being handled by Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville.
Edna Maxine Skorupski, 85, Noblesville
Aug. 5, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Edna Maxine (Middleton) Skorupski, 85, of Noblesville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.
Mrs. Skorupski was employed by Guide Lamp Corp. in Anderson for 28 years. She retired in 1980.
She was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Indianapolis, the daughter of John Edward and Edna May (Cornwell) Middleton.
She was married to Edwin J. Skorupski. He died in 1968.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith K. Beach of Noblesville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph and Joanne Skorupski of Seminole, Fla., and Michael Skorupski of Noblesville; a brother, Jack Middleton of Mitchell, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jon Skorupski of Seminole, Fla., and Stacy Whitmer of Cicero; and two great-grandchildren.
Calling will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Carl Cloud will officiate. Burial will be in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
LaVerna M. Smith, 81, Ellenton, Fla.
May 28, 2002
ELLENTON, Fla. -- LaVerna M. Smith, 81, of Ellenton and formerly of Arcadia and Cicero, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at L.W. Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.
Mrs. Smith was first employed as a clerk for her father at Tad L. House Auction Service. After that, she and her husband became co-owners of House and Smith Auction Service, which later became Smith and Chaudion Auction Service, where she continued to serve as a clerk. She and her husband also owned Smitty's New and Used Furniture stores in Cicero and Waugh, Ind. She also worked for Firestone Industrial Products of Noblesville for several years. She retired in 1978.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Arcadia, .the daughter of Tad L. and Geneva (Woodward) House.
She was married to Lewis E. Smith. He died in 1985.
She was a member of Cicero Christian Church, Cicero Order of Eastern Star where she was a past Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Ellenton Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 312, past president and member of the AMVETS Post No. 7, and past president and member of the Indiana Auctioneers Auxiliary and the Noblesville Moose Lodge.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Brunson of Ellenton, Sonja Biggs of Bradenton, and Sheila Chaudion of Cicero; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Terrell House, and a sister, Joann Rudis.
Calling will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Scott Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society, c/o Hartley Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 407, Cicero, IN 46034. Contributions may also be made to Hospice of Southwest, Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34233.
Waneta 'Penny' Rosetta Springer, 81, Noblesville
June 6, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Waneta "Penny" Rosetta Springer, 81, of Noblesville, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Harbour Manor Care in Noblesville.
Mrs. Springer was a homemaker who also worked at Delco Electronics in Kokomo, Ind., Aero Drapery in Westfield, J.C. Penney, Willet's Clothing and Mr. Ed's Clothing in Noblesville and L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis.
She was born Sept. 19, 1920, to Howard and Lottie (Hoff) Webb in Kokomo.
Mrs. Springer was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo and the White River Church of Christ in Noblesville. She enjoyed sewing and made crafts under the name Penny's Crafts.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Joyce Pennycoff of Kokomo; two daughters and a son-in-law, Glenda K. Springer of Kokomo, Roberta and George Wiseman of Noblesville; a brother, Robert Webb; stepmother Nellie Webb of Twelve Mile, Ind.; two half sisters, Shirley Kelly and Saundra Mock; grandchildren and spouses, Randy Wiseman, Scot and Jenny Oaks, Tanya Wiseman, Janelle and Dean Fansler, Jill Pennycoff and Kim Pennycoff; and great-grandchildren Melvin Edward Oaks, Johnathon Brown, Neil Wiseman, Desiree and Omer Dawson, Christina Wiseman and Christopher Jake Oaks.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Cleo Webb.
Services were Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home in Kokomo. The Rev. Frank Hibbard officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's favorite charity.
Monty Wayne Uhls, 57, Noblesville
May 29, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Monty Wayne Uhls, 57, of Noblesville and formerly of Rockford, Ill., died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Uhls was a florist in Rockford. In Noblesville, he was an assistant manager at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers.
He was born March 1, 1945, in Indianapolis, the son of James Dennis and Ruby E. (Lillard) Uhls.
Mr. Uhls was a hospice volunteer.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Steve Kafader of Noblesville; a nephew, John R. Snyder of Noblesville; two nieces, Sara J. McCord and her husband, Moses, of Hendersonville, N.C., and Amy Michelle Poland of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James D. Uhls.
Calling will be 5-7 p.m. today at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Elwood Cemetery.
Paul Frederick Utz Jr., 69, Cicero
June 3, 2002
CICERO -- Paul Frederick Utz Jr., 69, of Cicero, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Walnut Creek Nursing Home in Noblesville.
Mr. Utz was a heavy-equipment operator.
He was born May 24, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Paul Frederick and Helen (Edwards) Utz.
He was married to Kathleen R. Utz. She survives.
Mr. Utz was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Noblesville, a Boy Scouts of America leader, a member of Cicero Masonic Lounge, a volunteer firefighter and a member of the American Legion posts in Cicero and Pittsford, N.Y.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John H. Utz of Cicero, and Matthew F. and Lori Utz of Penfield, N.Y.; two sisters, Jackie Crane of Fairport, N.Y., and Gerrie Flohr of Rochester, N.Y.; an aunt, Margaret Baker of Rush, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas C. Gast will officiate. Burial will be in Cicero Cemetery.
There are no calling hours. Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville is handling arrangements.
Theresa A. Venable, 47, Muncie
May 31, 2002
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Theresa A. (Lowery) Venable, 47, of Muncie, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Mrs. Venable was a financial specialist for Carmel Financial.
She was the daughter of Alvin and Nella Lowery. Her mother survives in Muncie.
She is survived by a son, Galen E. Venable of Noblesville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Leslie Ann Venable and Emilie Lynn and Jeff Eaton of Indianapolis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cynthia and Bruce Johnson of Muncie, and Paula and Jay Bota of Pickerington, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Alvin Lowery Jr.
Calling will be 6-8 p.m. today at The Meeks Mortuary. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Delaware County, Little Red Door.
Robert L. Walker, 53, Noblesville
May 7, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Robert L. Walker, 53, of Noblesville died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.
Mr. Walker was a service technician for Heidelberg, USA Inc., in Chicago, for 20 years.
He was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Indianapolis, the son of Ivan and Frieda (Sharp) Brunes.
He was married to Paula A. (Hobbs) Walker. She survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia A. Walker of Noblesville; two sons, Robert L. Hines of Indianapolis and Timothy W. Walker of Noblesville; two sisters, Lisa Bohual and Patty Sandlin, both of Mooresville, Ind.; two brothers, Bill Brunes of Clearwater, Fla., and David Brunes of Indianapolis; and a grandmother, Elsie Sharp of Sheridan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki Stickford.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home. The Rev. David Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in American Mid-West Crematory in Indianapolis.
Richard E. Wallace, 92, Lebanon, Ind.
Aug. 5, 2002
LEBANON, Ind. -- Richard E. Wallace, 92, of Lebanon and formerly of Michigantown, Ind., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Lebanon.
Mr. Wallace was the manager of the Farmers Bank Michigantown Branch. He retired in 1975.
He was born Dec. 11, 1909, in Clinton County, Ind., the son of Ora and Mary Wallace.
He married Mabel Irene (Waite) Wallace Sept. 26, 1931. She died March 28, 1990.
He attended the Michigantown Christian Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Pickard, Ind.
He is survived by a son, Randall G. Wallace of rural Lebanon, four daughters, Marilyn Hillier of Sun City, Ariz., Norita Williams of Douglasville, Ga., Marcia Kenyon of Papillion, Neb., and Linda Rowley of Peoria, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, and one great-grandchild.
Calling will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Bob Woods will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirklin.
Evelyn R. Wardell, 72, Indianapolis
May 31, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS -- Evelyn R. (Vancil) Wardell, 72, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Wardell was the owner/operator of Wardell Florist Shop in Lawrence from 1960 until her retirement in 1993.
She was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Passaic, N.J. She was the daughter of Mart Vancil and Josephine M. Bigham.
Mrs. Wardell was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School.
She married Warren C. "Bud" Wardell Nov. 13, 1948, in Noblesville. He survives.
She attended Lawrence United Methodist Church and was an avid bingo player.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jeffrey L. Wardell of Florida; a sister, Carolyn S. Robb of Indianapolis; a brother, Larry D. Vancil of Noblesville; and several nieces.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael D. Wardell, and a sister, Maryland Jones.
Calling will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville. Services will be noon at the funeral home. The Rev. James McKinney will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's charity of choice.
E. Marie Watson, 72, Noblesville
Aug. 7, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- E. Marie (Kemp) Watson, 72, of Noblesville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.
Mrs. Watson was a homemaker.
She was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Clark County, Ind., the daughter of Prentice Mead and Mettie Minerva (Collins) Kemp.
She was a member of Lighthouse Fellowship Church of God in Noblesville.
She is survived by a daughter, Mettie Burns of Noblesville; a son, Jerry K. Watson II of Noblesville; a sister, Berta Swaney of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Bill Kemp of Champion, Ohio; six grandchildren, Sam Burns of Louisville, Ky., Chris Burns, Jerry Watson III and Beth Watson, Amy Watson and Suzi Watson, all of Noblesville.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Pettyjohn of Waco, Texas.
Calling will be 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Wagner and Hughes Family Mortuary of Noblesville. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The Rev. Kenneth Lee will officiate. Burial will be in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Room 1715, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Nell Waymire, 94, Elwood
Aug. 7, 2002
ELWOOD -- Nell Waymire, 94, of Elwood, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood.
Mrs. Waymire was a homemaker. She and her late husband also were farmers.
She was born Sept. 5, 1907, in Grant County, Ind., the daughter of John and Ora Belle (Lawson) Langston.
She married to Harold Waymire Aug. 1, 1926. He died May 31, 1963.
She was a member of Harmony Christian Church in Leisure, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the New Lancaster Ladies Aid.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Von and Mary Waymire of Elwood; a sister, Eileen Cooper of Auburn, Calif.; a granddaughter and her husband, Kathy Ann and Robert Sallee of Elwood; a grandson and his wife, Monte B. and Annette Waymire of Fairmount, Ind.; and three great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kyle B. Waymire who died in 1945, and two sisters, Vedah Downs and Mildred Tranbarger.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harmony Christian Church. The Revs. Stephen W. Salsbery, Kent Clark and Bob Kellems will officiate. Burial will be in Elwood City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Foundation c/o Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home, P.O. Box 20, Elwood, IN 46036.
Mary O. Weer, 93, Noblesville
July 31, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Mary O. Weer, 93, of Noblesville and formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, July 26, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Weer was a homemaker.
She was born Aug. 8, 1909, near Arcadia, the daughter of Jesse and Verna Leora (Morgan) Ehman.
She was a 1927 graduate of Arcadia High School.
She married John Thompson Weer Oct. 26, 1930. He died May 18, 1990.
She was a member of East Union Christian Church, located at U.S. 31 and 296th Street on the north edge of Hamilton County.
She was enjoyed gardening and was an elocutionist and entertained at various clubs and churches.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Leora May and James Douglas of Noblesville; a brother, Glen Ehman of Indianapolis; three granddaughters and their husbands, Christine Dianne and Douglas Featherston of Noblesville; Donna L. and Thomas L. Herron of Noblesville; and Jamica Leigh and Carson Malone of Noblesville; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas E. Herron, Christin Featherston, Jessica A. Herron and Morgan Leigh-Ann Malone.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Ehman.
Services were Monday at Hartley Funeral Homes Arcadia Chapel. The Rev. Rick Bell officiated. Burial was to be in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Bette J. Ott Winings, 74, Noblesville
July 29, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Bette J. (Walker) Ott Winings, 74, of Noblesville, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Winings was a homemaker.
She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Bristol, Va., the daughter of Earl Jackson and Gladys (Williams) Walker.
She was married to Robert Ott Sr. for 26 years. She was married to Richard Winings for 20 years.
Mrs. Winings was a member of the Noblesville American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a member of Chapeau of 40 & 8 and Strawtown Community Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherry (Ott) Cook of Noblesville; four sons, Robert Ott Jr., Sonny Ott and Jack Ott, all of Noblesville, and Mel Ott of Perkinsville; two sisters, Shirley Moore and Verona Hunter Cook, both of Noblesville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Peanut Walker.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Jeff Young will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers.
Paul Ziegler, 90, Noblesville
Aug. 5, 2002
NOBLESVILLE -- Paul Ziegler, 90, of Noblesville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.
Mr. Ziegler was employed by Delco-Remy of Anderson for 31 years. He retired in 1972. From his retirement until 1991, he was the owner/operator of Ziegler Trophies in Noblesville.
He was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Olney, Ill., the son of William and Bessie (Waugh) Ziegler.
He was a graduate of Cicero High School.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Region.
He was married to Emma Ziegler in 1939. She died in 1991.
He was a life member and past president of the Eagles Lodge. Mr. Ziegler also was a 50-year member and past governor of the Moose Lodge. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by a son and his fiance, John D. Ziegler and Nancy Kinder of Fishers; a twin sister, Pauline Fox of Anderson; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie and Harold Leap of Cicero, and Edith and Shelton Stepp of Dimple, Ky.; a stepsister, Mary Esther Knoch of Indianapolis; a stepbrother, John Lewis of Cicero; and a grandson, Tony Ziegler of Muncie, Ind.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Georgia Mosbaugh, and two brothers, Walter L. Ziegler and William T. Ziegler.
Calling will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Randall and Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rick Schoeff will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the Cicero Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8756 Ceremonial Drill Team, and the Cicero American Legion Post No. 341. Burial will be in Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.