Our Obituaries

Edward E. Evans

March 24, 1944 - January 28, 2018

Edward "Ed" Eugene Evans, 73, passed away on January 28, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana inpatient facility.Ed was born on March 24, 1944 to Marshall and Virginia Evans in Greensburg.He graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1962 and afterward attended Ball State University.Growing up, he was always proud to be a member of the Boy Scouts under Norman Campbell.He served in the U.S....
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Elizabeth Maxine Garber

May 5, 1928 - January 25, 2018

Maxine Garber, age 89, of Columbus, passed away at 8"15 pm on Thursday January 25, 2018 at her home. She was born May 5, 1928 In Miami County, Indiana to the late Chester and Phebe Hileman. She married Lyle D. Garber on November 14, 1948. Maxine was retired from Kiel Brothers Oil where she worked as a bookkeeper. Maxine is survived by her children, Rebecca (Edmund) Crabb of Lowell, Indiana; Diane...
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Edward F. Mann

May 20, 1927 - January 24, 2018

Edward F. Mann, 90, of Columbus died 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.He was born in Evansville May 20, 1927 the son of Gustav and Holly Williams Mann. He married Bettye Sights May 12, 1956 in Henderson, KY, she survives.Edward worked 33 years as a Claims Superintendent for State Farm Insurance retiring from the Columbus Office. He...
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Charles E. Waggoner

November 12, 1923 - January 21, 2018

Charles E. Waggoner, 94, passed away at 10:15 AM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Signature Healthcare in Radcliff, KY.Mr. Waggoner was born November 12, 1923 in Seymour, IN, the sond of the late Flora and Everett Waggoner. He married Pauline Fleming on November 21, 1953 in Columbus, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pauline; a sister, Lorraine Hacker; and brothers, Paul and Bob...
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Richard L. Dunlevy

May 18, 1930 - January 18, 2018

Richard L. Dunlevy, 87, with his loving wife and devoted daughters at his side, passed from thislife on January 18 at 4:24pm at Our Hospice of South Central lndiana.Richard was born May 18, 1930 in Henryville, lndiana to Francis and Alma Dunlevy. Most of hischildhood was spent on a dairy farm. He graduated from Henryville High School and enlistedin the United States Navy. He served his country...
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John H. Currey

September 4, 1926 - January 12, 2018

John H. Currey, 91, of Columbus passed peacefully in his sleep at Four Seasons Health Care, January 12, 2018.John was born September 4, 1926 in Shinnston, West Virginia, the son of Hugh and Ocie (Stark) Currey. He married Sarah Ann Wells July 1, 1950 at First Christian Church in Columbus.John was a WWII Army veteran and served at the end of the war in Japan.He went to Electronics School on...
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Linda K. McCune

January 9, 1941 - January 8, 2018

Linda K. McCune, 76, of Columbus died 9:28 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Emergency Room of Columbus Regional Hospital.Linda was born in Nashville, Indiana January 9, 1941, the daughter of Fred and Malinda Schrougham King. She married Warren McCune May 14, 1966 in Columbus; he preceded her in death December 1, 2003.She was a member of First Christian Church and Delta Theta Tau Sorority.She...
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Lloyd Sebastian

April 23, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Lloyd M. Sebastian, 78, of Columbus died Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home.He was born April 24, 1939 in Lancaster, Kentucky, the son of Coleman and Hallie Anderson Sebastian. He married Grace J. Miller in Lancaster August 31, 1957, she survives.Lloyd worked for Cosco 36 years. He was an ordained Pastor and was the Pastor of Hoosier Hills Baptist Church; he loved to witness to people about...
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Debbie D. Mahoney

July 27, 1954 - December 21, 2017

Debbie (Dillon) Mahoney, 63, passed away on December 21, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana inpatient facility.Debbie was born July 27, 1954 to Glenn and Alice (Tarr) Dillon. She grew up in the small town of Grammer, Indiana where she had the most wonderful childhood full of great memories. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1973 and immediately started her career at Cummins....
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Marilyn Ann Trotta

February 14, 1932 - December 16, 2017

Marilyn Ann Trotta, 85, of Columbus, died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at IU Methodist Hospital. She was born February 14, 1932 in Mattoon, IL to Arden J. and Emma (Ashworth) Monroe. Marilyn was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and the Red Hat Society. She was an art major in college and enjoyed sewing, gardening and feeding hummingbirds. Marilyn had an unusual sense of humor...
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Chester Warren Williams

July 29, 1924 - December 15, 2017

Chester W. Williams, Jr., 93, of Columbus, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at Columbus Regional Health. Services are private.
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Jeanette E. Phillips

January 29, 1937 - December 15, 2017

Jeanette E. Phillips passed away December 15, 2017 at Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center.Jeanette leaves behind a daughter, Ellen L. Norfrey of Columbus; granddaughter, Krystil L. Norfrey of Columbus; son-in-law, Jerry L. Norfrey of Columbus.Jeanette was born in Cleveland, Ohio January 29, 1937 to Ethel and Harry Acker. She was later adopted by her step-father Edwin Beardsley. She...
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Ruth Louise Davee

January 7, 1927 - December 13, 2017

Ruth Louise Davee, 89, of Columbus, passed away December 13, 2017. The daughter of Howard & Mary Childs of Jennings County, Ruth graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Home Economics. While at Purdue Ruth met Charles Davee, of Mooresville. They married in 1950 while Ruth was teaching in Hayden and Charles was serving abroad in the U.S. Army. Together they moved to Columbus in 1957,...
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John Christian Walter

February 19, 1921 - December 12, 2017

John Walter, the son of Lawrence and Jean (Sanford) Walter, was born on February 19, 1921 in Washington, Indiana. After graduating from Washington High School, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended and played football for Long Beach Junior College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942, graduated from pilot training in January, 1944 and was assigned to the 95th Bomb Group of...
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Don J. Law

September 22, 1934 - December 9, 2017

Don J. Law, 83, of Indianapolis a former Columbus resident died 4:37 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.Don was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana September 22, 1934, the son of Stanley E. and Hildrith Simon Law, and grew up on the family farm in Roanoke. He married Carol "Joan" Petron November 9, 1984 in Gatlin, TN; she preceded him in death November 18, 2010.He...
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Emanuele Daniel Rossittis

July 17, 1940 - December 9, 2017

Emanuele Daniel Rossittis, 77, of Columbus died 3:25 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility.He was born in Nijmegen, Holland July 7, 1940 the son of Giuseppe and Maria Deqiusti Rossittis. Emanuele graduated from Purdue University in 1969 with a degree in Construction Technology. He worked many years in construction as an Estimator Project Manager. He was a member of St...
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Edith Pauline Stamm

January 8, 1926 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Alice L. Truax

March 8, 1924 - December 6, 2017

Alice Truax, 93, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Martinsville Indiana, died December 6, 2017, at Kindred Care Center where she resided for the last 3 years. Alice worked several different places over the years. The Baptist Book store in Nashville was her favorite but she also enjoyed being a cook in the Martinsville Indiana school system. She loved yard sales and couldn't pass up a good deal...
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Bryan D. Fox

April 24, 1963 - December 1, 2017

Bryan David Fox, 54, died Friday, December 1, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana inpatient facility. Bryan was born April 24, 1963 in Columbus, Indiana to Norman D. and Edwina C. (Blumer) Fox.He graduated from Columbus East High School in 1981 and went on to receive of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Drafting from Ivy Tech Community College. Bryan worked for Janssen and Spaans as...
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Ola I. Schneider

October 28, 1931 - November 27, 2017

Ola Schneider, 86, passed away November 27, 2017 at her home. Ola was born on October 28, 1931 in Daviess County, Indiana to Isaac and Trula (McGuire) Clark. She married Max Bozell on November 4th, 1949. He passed away on January 1, 1978. Ola then married Loren Schneider on June 2, 1984. He preceded her in death on January 20, 1995. Ola worked in the security department of Cummins Engine...
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Jane Jane Owings

August 22, 1933 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Jane Owings

August 22, 1933 - November 25, 2017

(Lydia) Jane Owings, 84, a lifelong Columbus resident died 2:58 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Brown County Health and Living Community.Jane was born in Bartholomew County August 22, 1933 the daughter of Irvin F. and Helen V. Collins Newcomb. She married Robert J. Owings August 23, 1955 in Columbus; he preceded her in death July 27, 2017.She was a former employee of Public Service Indiana...
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Barbara J. Dasovich

June 17, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Barbara Jean (Rose) Dasovich began her dash through life in Bourbon County, Kentucky on June 17th1932 and it ended in Columbus, lndiana on November 22nd, 2017. She was the first born of nine childrento Maurice and Bernice Rose. She was a 1951 graduate of Charlestown H.S. On November 9, 1963, shemarried the love of her life, Joe Dasovich. Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister...
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Ruby P. Sprinkle

August 27, 1925 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Betty L. Bailey

April 27, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Betty L. Bailey, 88, of Columbus died 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor of Hope.She was born in Hope, Indiana April 27, 1929 the daughter of Ross "Dick" and Dorothy Updike Tetrick. She married Charles D. "Bud" Bailey December 20, 1963 in Taylorsville; he preceded her in death July 5, 1996.Betty enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren; she...
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Rosalyn C. Norman

May 18, 1931 - November 16, 2017

Rosalyn "Rose" Norman, 86, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 16, 2017 surrounded by her family. Rose was born on May 18, 1931 in Columbus, Indiana to Elmer and Emma (Voelz) Nolting. She married Dallas Norman on August 5, 1956. He proceeded her in death August 1987.Rose was a graduate of Columbus High School. She was employed by Irwin Union Bank for over 40 years. She held the office...
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Michael E. Grable

June 2, 1949 - November 10, 2017

Michael E. Grable, 68, of Columbus died Friday, November 10, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital I.C.U.He was born in Columbus, June 2, 1949 to Lewis Carl Grable, Sr. and Mary Louise Boegaholz Grable.After serving in the Navy, he worked for Cummins Engine Company, retiring after 34 years.He married Beverly C. Eden Arnholt October 2, 1987, she survives.Also surviving are children, Kelly (Richard)...
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Ann Marie Williams

June 18, 1962 - November 8, 2017

Ann Marie Williams Ann Marie Williams, 55, of Columbus, died Wednesday November 8, 2017 at Methodist Hospital. Ann was a postal worker and mail carrier in Columbus for 25 years. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 398; and Fraternal Order of Eagles #741. Ann was a graduate of Columbus East High School. She was artistic and loved to...
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Patricia L. Gordon

April 7, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Harold R. Walker

April 6, 1937 - October 29, 2017

Harold Ray Walker, 80, passed away on October 29, 2017. Son of Ray and Edith Walker, Harold was born in Shelby County, IN on April 6, 1937.Harold passed on the anniversary of his mother's passing surrounded by his family as they read the words he had written to honor one of the infamous Brush Creek Gang members. A humble man who never felt he did enough but his life proved otherwise.Over Harold...
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Angel Ariel Blanchard

July 27, 1998 - October 26, 2017

Angel Ariel Blanchard, 19, of Columbus died 9:25 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Angel was born in Puerto Rico July 27, 1998.He is survived by his mother, Sonia Gonzalez of Columbus; brothers, Louis Gonzalez and Reynaldo Villegas both of Columbus; sisters, Yashira Sanchez and Yanaira Ortiz both of Columbus.Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 p.m....
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Greta A. Otte

November 9, 1925 - October 22, 2017

Greta Padgett Otte of Columbus, was called home to be with her Lord & SaviorJesus Christ, in the early morning hours of October 22, 2017.Mrs. Otte was graduated from Brook High School, & then from l.U. in 1947 with aBachelor's degree in Public School Music, then again in 1952 with a Master'sDegree in Education. she was a member of Phi Mu National sorority.She taught in Monroe, Johnson and...
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Clayton B. Perry

April 8, 1988 - October 11, 2017

Clayton Bartholomew Perry, 29, of Clay Township in Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN passed peacefully on October 11, 2017. He lived every day to the fullest, was not afraid of an adventure, or to question anyone or anything at all. He is a soul who truly loved people unconditionally. Clayton enjoyed writing, playing music, studying science, spending time with his friends, working with computers,...
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Donald Ray Lawless

December 21, 1937 - October 5, 2017

Donald R. Lawless, 79, of Columbus, died Thursday October 5, 2017 at Silver Oaks Health Campus. Don was a former police officer with Columbus Police Department, retiring as a Detective after 20 years of service. He was also an Investigator of Torte Claims with the Attorney General's Office. Don was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was a member of the church bowling team. He...
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Barbara A. Stutsman

May 20, 1947 - October 4, 2017

Barbara A. Stutsman, 70, a 42-year resident of Bartholomew County, passed into Life Eternal Wednesday, 04 October 2017, at Silver Oaks Health Campus after a several-month battle with the complications of Ischemic Stroke. Mrs. Stutsman was born 20 May 1947 to Earl L. and Edith M. (Zollman) Miller in Scottsburg, Indiana. A 1965 Graduate of Scottsburg High School, the then Miss Miller went...
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Anthony Girrard Fields

July 4, 1947 - September 30, 2017

Anthony G. Fields, 70, of Columbus, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home. Mr. Fields retired from Rockwell Automation in August of 2006 after 41 years of employment. He was a member of the Shelby Dodge Auto Club, Indy Mopar Club, For A Bodies Only, and a founding member of the Columbus Corvette Club. Tony also loved snow skiing, golf, playing the banjo and guitar, and car shows....
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Charlotte Ann Banda

July 18, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Charlotte Ann Banda, 68, died Thursday, September 28, 2017. Charlotte retired from Arvin Industries, 17th St. after 33 years of service when that location closed. She was a member of Columbus Seventh Day Adventist Church. She also loved crocheting, Bingo and playing darts. Her mother, Carmelita Denny, preceded her in death. Survivors include her loving children, Kevin Banda and...
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Cynthia L. Karwacki

April 19, 1955 - September 25, 2017

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Karwacki, 62, of Columbus, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence, with her family by her side. Cindy was born April 19, 1955 in Columbus to Clyde R. Davis and Roselyn M. Davis. She was a 1973 graduate of Columbus High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Indiana University in 1977. She then received a Master's degree in Secondary...
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Catharine Louise Reynolds

January 6, 1928 - September 17, 2017

Catharine Louise Reynolds, 89 of Columbus died at 3:40 pm on Sunday, September 17 ,2017 - Louise retired after working 10 years as a hairdresser, owning her own salon in Columbus, Chez Louise. She was a devoted farmers wife and loving mother of three children, grandmother of 8 grandchildren and great grandmother of 19 great grandchildren. She loved to cook, sew, collect dolls, decorate, and...
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Robert H. Everroad

April 27, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Robert H. "Babe" Everroad, 78, died 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Hope.Robert was born April 27, 1939 in Columbus, the son of Paul H. and Alma E. Williams Everroad.He graduated from Columbus High School in 1958 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. He served from 1958 to 1962 then enlisted in the Reserves from 1962 to 1964. He worked for Cummins...
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Leah E. Wooster

October 26, 1918 - September 8, 2017

Leah E. (Osterhout) Wooster, 98, of Columbus, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Willow Crossing. Leah was born October 26, 1918 in Hallstead, PA to Ray H. and Ida I. (VanAuken) Osterhout. She married James M. Wooster in March of 1940 (he preceded her in death in March of 2006). In recent years she was a faithful member of Parkside Baptist Church. Together, she and James dedicated...
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Bradley R. Blair

October 26, 1966 - September 7, 2017

Bradley R. Blair, 50, of Columbus, Indiana passed from this life on Thursday September 7, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, after a long hard battle with diseases of the liver and kidney. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on October 26, 1966, the son of James L. and Janice C. Blair. Brad is survived by his father, James, Brothers Timothy of Portage, Wisconsin, Thomas of...
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Ruth E. Fiesbeck Burns Burbrink

February 3, 1921 - September 4, 2017

Ruth E. Fiesbeck Burns Burbrink, 96, of Columbus, died early on the morning of Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home. Ruth was born in Columbus on February 3, 1921, the daughter of Robert and Laura Voelz Fiesbeck. She married Lt. Forrest Steele Burns, Jr., on February 24, 1946. He served and died in the Korean War. She later married Donald C. Burbrink, on October 30, 1971. He preceded her in...
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Larry E. Thompson

January 31, 1943 - September 1, 2017

Larry E. Thompson, 74, of Jonesville died 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, at I.U. Hospital in Indianapolis.Larry was born in Bartholomew County January 31, 1943, the son of George and Grace Stoner Thompson. He was a self-employed truck driver and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his computer.He is survived by his fiancé, Ruby Branum, sisters,...
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T. Pauline Harris

July 26, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Pauline Harris, 88, of Columbus, died Thursday August 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was a member of the Columbus Moose Lodge #398, Women's Fireman's Auxiliary, American Legion Post #24 and the First United Methodist Church, Columbus. She was also active in the Homecoming Committee of the Knightstown Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home, an organization very dear...
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Wendel W. Hauck

October 25, 1928 - August 4, 2017

Wendel W. Hauck, 88, of Columbus died 11:25 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Keepsake Village of Columbus.Wendel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio October 25, 1928, the son of Julius W. and Adelaide Haislip Hauck. He married Dawn Lyle and she survives.He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 32 years as Director of Marketing-International Distributer Development. He graduated from Purdue University...
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Geneva Rae Laswell

August 9, 1926 - August 3, 2017

Geneva Rae Laswell, 90, of Columbus died 12:42 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Willow Crossing Nursing Home.Geneva was born in Letts, Indiana August 9, 1926, the daughter of George and Melinda Connell Sparks. She married John M. Laswell June 22, 1946 in Columbus; he preceded her in death in 1984.She was a member of Columbus Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses.She is survived by sons, John R....
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Orla D. Green

October 24, 1939 - July 31, 2017

Orla D. Green, 77, of Milan died 7:25 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN. Orla was born in Columbus October 24, 1939, the son of Frank B. and Pauline Tull Green. He was a former employee of New Horizon in Batesville. Survivors include cousins, Frank Tull of Fountain Hills, AZ, Kenneth (Donna) Tull of Columbus and Donald (Shirley) Buck of Osgood. He was...
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Brent Mason

August 15, 1956 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Robert J. Owings

September 28, 1930 - July 27, 2017

Robert J. Owings, 86, of Columbus died 3:45 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Keepsake Village of Columbus.Robert was born in Jennings County September 28, 1930, the son of William and Daisy Davis Owings. He married Jane Newcomb and she survives.He was a member of Faith Victory Church of Columbus and enjoyed being active in all church activities; he also enjoyed his home in the country. He worked...
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M. Kay Bronnert

July 31, 1938 - July 23, 2017

M. Kay Bronnert, 78, of Columbus died 9:15 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.Kay was born in Terre Haute, IN July 31, 1938, the daughter of Mirle L. and Leona Helton Nichols. She married Joseph L. Bronnert, and he survives.She was a Realtor for 38 years; many years with Breeden, Inc. and lastly as Manager Broker of Referrals of Indiana. She was a member of...
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Evelyn R. Hatchett

May 4, 1931 - July 17, 2017

Evelyn R. Hatchett, 86, of Franklin, a former Columbus resident, died 8:41 p.m. Monday at Johnson Memorial Hospital.Evelyn was born in Brown County Indiana May 4, 1931, the daughter of Lonnie and Amanda I. Wood Petro. She married Millard Hatchett March 4, 1951 in Seymour.She loved to play Bingo and enjoyed her dogs.She is survived by daughters, Ellen I. (Don) Dial of Columbus and Amanda R. ...
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Robert J. Williams

September 18, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Robert "Bob" Joseph Williams, formerly from Columbus, Indiana, died July 12, 2017 in Summerville, South Carolina. Bob was 85 years old. He is survived by his daughters, Ann Williams from Columbus, and Sharon Cocuzza, from Somerset, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Rita, who died in 2009; sons Michael, who died in 1974, and David, who died in 2016.Bob was born...
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Xavier Carlos Garay

January 14, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Markle Daniel Hobbick

September 28, 1946 - June 19, 2017

Markle Daniel Hobbick, 70, of Columbus, died at 11:58 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at his home.He was born in Tacoma, Washington, Sept. 28, 1946, the son of Ralph and Gussie Dishman Hobbick.He married Patricia A. Rentfrow June 30, 1968, at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church and she survives.Mr. Hobbick was a retired truck driver and enjoyed working with his hands, which included woodworking...
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James Franklin Powell

October 6, 1933 - June 15, 2017

Jim "Pinky" Powell, 83, of Columbus, died Thursday, June 15 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years Barbara; his children, Cathi (Mark) Jones, Joe (Pat) Powell, Jim (Amy DeClue) Powell, and Tom (Diane) Powell all of Columbus; his grandchildren Jamie (Matt) Hoffman of Columbus, Matthew (Katie) Rust of Columbus, Kate Powell of Chico,...
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Johnnie Douglas Riddle

December 30, 1962 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Gerald Carvin

August 3, 1935 - June 12, 2017

Gerald Carvin Gerald (Jerry) Carvin, 81, of Columbus, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Kindred Transitional Care. Mr. Carvin was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he was active in the choir and a small group Bible study. He served four years in the US Navy after graduating from Madison high school. In 2008 he retired from Dell Brothers after 50 years in retail. He managed the clothing...
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Lucy Catherine Payton Thompson

July 26, 1925 - June 10, 2017

Mrs. Thompson died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Hanceville Nursing Home in Alabama. Lucy was the 10th child, born on July 26, 1925, to parents James Garfield and Ida Bell Crawford Payton.She attended New Castle High School and Bradford High School. She worked for National Youth Association (NYA) while attending school to support her education. She worked for the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Bedford,...
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Mary Lou Dwenger

February 20, 1931 - June 9, 2017

Mary Lou (Gindling) Dwenger - 86 passed away in the early evening Friday June 9th 2017 at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin, Indiana. She was born on February 20th, 1931 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of Michael and Rosina (Tekulve) Gindling. She was the oldest of 6 children. Mary Lou graduated from the Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, in Oldenburg,...
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Jamie Christopher Payne

September 29, 1972 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Grace Agnes Orr

March 1, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Grace A. Orr, 93, of Columbus, died Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Four Seasons Healthcare. Grace was born March 1st, 1924 in Detroit, MI where she lived until 1960. She attended Adrian College in Adrian, MI where she met her husband, Robert Orr. They were married on January 12, 1944. They moved to Marquette, MI in 1960 to raise their five children. Grace was a loving mother who devoted all her time...
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Dorothy J. Coon

May 18, 1940 - May 15, 2017

Dorothy J. Coon, 76, of Columbus died 9:32 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.Dorothy was born in Columbus May 18, 1940 the daughter of Morris Ruddick and Dorothy Kintner Ruddick Haddix. She married Jerry E. Coon February 14, 1959 in Columbus; he preceded her in death November 11, 1996.She was a member of East Columbus Christian Church and was secretary at...
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Norma Sue Grider

August 11, 1940 - May 8, 2017

Norma Sue Grider, 76, of Columbus, died at 10:16 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Norma was born Aug. 11, 1940, in Columbus, the daughter of William Alva and Estel Mae Burton Philpot.She married Floyd Edward Grider June 7, 1959, in Columbus; he survives.She was a very sweet and loving person, loved to help others and loved her Lord and Savior...
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Norshel Allen Gilley

December 13, 1946 - May 6, 2017

Norshel Allen Gilley, 70, of Columbus, died Saturday May 6, 2017 with his wife and daughters at his side. Mr. Gilley worked at Cummins as a tool and die maker and an engineer from 1976 until 2008. He also worked at Hartup Tool and Die and was the owner of NC Tool and Machine. Norshel loved fishing and was a former member of the Winding Waters Bass Club. He was preceded in death by...
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Bailey Wyatt Bowling

October 3, 2000 - May 2, 2017

Bailey Wyatt Bowling, 16, of Columbus, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Bailey was a sophomore at East High School where he was an offensive lineman on the football team. He also loved computers and gaming. Bailey was employed by Snappy Tomato Pizza. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ben Bowling maternal grandfather, Ronald Hardy; and aunt, Veronica Dehner....
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Paul W. Zimmerman

February 2, 1957 - April 30, 2017

Paul W. "Bill" Zimmerman, 60, of Greensburg, died at 3:32 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.Bill was born Feb. 2, 1957, in Seymour, the son of George and Mary McCart Zimmerman. He married Trudy Palmer on April 27, 1983, in Springfield, Tennessee; she survives.He retired after 27 years from Labor Union Local #741. He attended Columbus First Assembly, a member and...
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Helen Sufana Borczon

August 31, 1924 - April 19, 2017

Helen S. Borczon, 92, of Columbus, died Wednesday April 19, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Elena Sufana; and husband, Robert S. Borczon. Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Borczon, Robin Borczon and Roxanne Shirley; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Myers-Reed...
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William J. Fox

March 31, 1942 - April 18, 2017

William J. "Bill" Fox, (75) passed away on April 18th, 2017 after an 8 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a long-time resident of Columbus. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1960 and Graduated from Tulane University with a master's degree in architecture in 1968. He later started his own architectural firm William J. Fox Architect Inc. designing and consulting on many prominent...
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Beverly Carol Coon

September 6, 1939 - April 14, 2017

Beverly Carol "Bev" Sylvia Coon, 77, of Columbus, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11:50 a.m. in her home surrounded by her loving family.Born on September 5, 1939, in Columbus, Indiana, Bev was the daughter of Burness Nathaniel and Alta May Christian Sylvia. She married Larry Coon on April 11, 1959, at East Columbus Methodist Church.Bev was a 1957 graduate of...
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Jerald Wayne Baker

July 30, 1942 - April 12, 2017

Jerald W. Baker, 74 of Columbus passed away at 11:23 am on Wednesday April 12, 2017, surrounded by his family at IU Health in Indianapolis. He born July 7, 1942 in Burney, the son of Leslie C. and Donna M. Carter Baker. He was a 1960 graduate of Burney High School and was married to Mary C. Redelman on May 20, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg. Jerald served as a Hartsville Town...
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Larry Foster Rice

June 14, 1951 - April 8, 2017

Larry F. Rice, 65, of Columbus, died at 6:11 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his family.Born June 14, 1951, in Fall River, Massachusetts, Larry was the son of Lowell Richard and Alice Rego Rice.He married Juanita Whitehead on Aug. 14, 1970, at the Peter's Switch Nazarene Church in Seymour.Larry was a graduate of Columbus High School and went on to own and operate Larry's...
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Donald D. Denny

March 1, 1929 - April 7, 2017

Donald D. "Don" Denny, 88 of Columbus, died Friday morning, April 7, 2017 at 11:40 a. m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus.Born in Jackson County on March 1, 1929, Don was the son of Edward D. and Helen L. Stilwell Denny. He married Betty Hess on November 14, 1951 in Peru. Don was a 1947 graduate of Columbus High School and served with the US Air Force. Don was a longtime member of Memorial...
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Mary C. Tenney

April 28, 1921 - March 31, 2017

Mary Charlotte Tenney, 95, of Columbus, died at 9:43 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at Four Season Retirement Community.Born in Edinburg, IN, April 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Hattie (Russell) Kyle. She married Lewis M. Tenney June 20, 1947, at Old Union United Church of Christ, and he preceded her in death in 2014.Survivors include her daughter, Charlyn E. Tenney of...
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Donald Wayne Cooper

June 24, 1966 - March 28, 2017

Donald Wayne "Donnie" Cooper, Jr., 50, of Columbus died 11:39p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital.Donnie was born in Shelbyville June 24, 1966. He was a former employee of T.A. Kaiser Heating and Air Conditioning.He is survived by parents, Donald and Carol Cooper of Columbus; brother, Anthony Joseph (Kathy) McClean of Waynesville; sister, Gina Marie Hoover of...
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Jack L. Moore

March 31, 1935 - March 27, 2017

Jack L. Moore, 81, of Columbus, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Hickory Creek at Columbus. Mr. Moore was a veteran of the US Army. He was a Station Agent on the Monon Railroad for several years. Jack also loved sports and was a long-time left handed golfer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew J. and Helen F. (Daughetee) Moore. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years...
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Helen Estelle Rhoades

February 25, 1922 - March 26, 2017

Helen McCullough Rhoades was born in Columbus, IN on February 25, 1922. Mrs. Rhoades passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017. She married James N. Rhoades on July 19, 1944 while he was home on leave from his posting in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. They were both graduates of Columbus High School, class of 1939. James preceded her on July 10, 2010. She was a proud graduate of the...
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Jackie Diann Miracle

September 16, 1952 - March 26, 2017

Jackie D. Miracle, 64, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward and Nelda Jean (Woodcock) Bunch. Survivors include her daughter, Alisha Miracle; grandchildren, Braden Cusano and Jackson Scalf; sister, Nelda Wright; and brothers, Rex Bunch and Jeff Bunch. A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm...
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Connie Jean Baggs

October 13, 1955 - March 25, 2017

Connie Jean Baggs, 61, of Seymour, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Seymour Crossing. Survivors include her loving parents, James and Carol (Hall) Trinkle of Columbus; sister, Stephanie (Mike) Miller of Seymour; and one niece. Private services are planned for a later date. The family will accept online condolences at www.Myers-Reed.com. Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Beall...
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James Melvin Snider

November 22, 1925 - March 25, 2017

James M. "Jack" Snider, 91 of Columbus, passed away in his sleep Saturday morning 3-25-17 at 5:15 a. m. at Four Seasons Retirement Center where he had resided for the past year and a half.Born in Rockville, IN on 11-22-25, Jack was the son of Charles and Ethel Martin Snider. He married Beverly Ann Smith on 9-4-49. She preceded him in death 9-18-06 after 57 years of marriage. Jack was one of...
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John Frederick Tackett

January 29, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Bruno Charles Milakovic

May 26, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Bruno Charles Milakovic, 92, formerly of Columbus, died in Carmel at the Brookdale of Carmel.Born May 26, 1924, in Hammond, he was the youngest of four sons and two daughters of Joseph and Sophia Unikar Milakovic. He graduated in '42 from Hammond High School. He then enlisted in the U. S. Army and completed his basic training at Ft. Hood, Texas. He served with a tank destroyer battalion and later...
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Rebecca S. Coyle

July 26, 1953 - March 18, 2017

Rebecca S. Coyle, 63, of Columbus died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home.She was born July 26, 1953, in Castries, St. Lucia, and lived there for seven-and-a-half years. She was the daughter of James M. and Leah Emma Ostehout Wooster. She married Charles "Chuck" Coyle Jr. Jan. 19, 1974, in Indianapolis; he survives.Rebecca was a member of Parkside Baptist church, sang in the...
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Letty L. Caldwell

December 24, 1927 - March 17, 2017

Letty L. Caldwell, 89, of Hope, died at 12:47 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home.Letty was born in Bartholomew County December 24, 1927. She was the daughter of Harry N. and Josephine V. Nicholson Lewellen. She married Bill Caldwell December 12, 1948, in Sardinia. He preceded her in death July 24, 2014.She was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church, where...
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Leland R. Strellner

November 15, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Leland R. "Lee" Strellner, 90, of Columbus, died at 4:06 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.Lee was born in Van Horne, Iowa, November 15, 1926. He was the son of Carl W. and Margaret P. Henkel Strellner. He married Madonna Northrup May 30, 1947, in Lafayette. She preceded him in death November 12, 2010.He was a graduate of Van Horne...
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Larry Dean Mankin

June 7, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Larry Dean Mankin, 70 of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday evening, March 14, 2017 at 4:57 p. m. in Columbus Regional Hospital. Born in Bartholomew County on June 7, 1946, Larry was the son of Ashford Eugene and Lorine Louise Hackman Mankin. Larry is survived by his sons; Travis Mankin of Columbus and Matt (Lacey) Mankin of Anderson; four grandchildren and his sister, Sharon (Tony) Herkamp of...
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William Vernon Hill

April 17, 1921 - March 6, 2017

William "Vern" Hill, 95, of Columbus, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. He is survived by sons, Claude (Jean) Hill and Steve (Pam) Hill, both of Columbus; daughters, Connie (Tim) Cromley of Bokeelia, FL, Kathy (Harry) O'Hanian of Hearne, TX, Carol (Dan) Wilson of Nashville, TN, Patti (Kerry) Grider of Columbus and Susan Tolbert of Columbus; 20 grandchildren;...
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Reba E. McIlwain

July 18, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Reba E. McIlwain, 91, of Columbus, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at Silver Oaks Health Campus of Columbus.Mrs. McIlwain was born July 18, 1925, in Adair County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph C. and Amanda Clayburn Goodin. She married Ralph Duvall; he preceded her in death in 1967. She married James A. McIlwain July 21, 1968; he preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1993.Reba attended The Ridge and was...
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Averill W. McClure

August 26, 1915 - March 2, 2017

Averill W. Thompson McClure, 101 of Columbus, went to Heaven Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:56 a. m. surrounded by her loving family. Born in Casey, IL on August 26, 1915, Averill was the daughter of Reverend George and Lydia A. Connely Thompson. Averill was a homemaker in her own home enjoying cooking, gardening, sewing, her flowers, reading and crossword puzzles. She was a loving and...
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Betty Geane Vinson

April 19, 1926 - February 25, 2017

Betty Geane Vinson, 90, of Columbus, died Saturday morning, February 25, 2017, in her home.She was born April 19, 1926, in Jennings County to Osa Ora and Mattie J. Wilds. A graduate of Scipio High School, Betty was a cheerleader there from 1940-1944.On Valentine's Day, 1945, she met her future husband, Robert L. Vinson at the roller rink in Columbus. The couple married on May 31, 1947, in Vernon...
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Sara F. Gommel

July 22, 1928 - February 19, 2017

Sara Frances Gommel, 88 of Columbus, died Sunday February 19, 2017 at 1:10 p. m. at Silver Oaks Health Campus surrounded by her family. Born in Bartholomew County on July 22, 1928, Sara was the daughter of William Oddy and Lota Monzel Kirts Bright. As a child, Sara attended the Mt. Liberty Baptist Church in Gnawbone and graduated from Brown County High School. She was a homemaker, loving wife,...
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Alta Marie Morris

October 20, 1932 - February 18, 2017

Alta Marie Morris, 84, of Columbus died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.Alta was born on the family farm Oct. 20, 1932, in Jennings County, the daughter of Charles W. "Bus" and Gertrude M. Hammond Dillman. She married Albert H. Morris Aug. 31, l952, in Columbus; he preceded her in death Nov. 11, 2009.She was a nurse's aide at Columbus Regional Hospital...
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George R. Wells

July 14, 1926 - February 16, 2017

George R. Wells, 90, of Columbus died 3:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Kindred Transitional Care of Columbus.George was born in Jackson County, Indiana July 14, 1926 the son of Roscoe and Harriett McMahon Wells. He married Viola Goodin; she preceded him in death April 16, 2012.He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. He was a retired self-employed semi truck driver, had worked...
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Tressa Rae Cobb

September 10, 1990 - February 13, 2017

Tressa Rae Cobb, 26, of Columbus, died at 3:08 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.Tressa was born Sept. 10, 1990, in Columbus. She was a former employee of Cummins Engine Company and Sacoma of Edinburgh.She is survived by a son, Mason James Meek of Columbus; father, Marshall Cobb of Columbus; mother and step-father, Julie and Malcolm Redd of Shelbyville; brothers,...
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Sue Lukemeyer Chappell

July 23, 1935 - February 12, 2017

Martha Sue Lukemeyer Chappell passed away on February 12, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born to George and Frieda (Lowell) Lukemeyer on July 23, 1935 in Huntingburg, IN. She graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1953 and in the Fall of that year attended Lockyear's Business College in Evansville, IN. In 1955, Sue married Bob Chappell also from Huntingburg. They were together until his...
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Ruby Marie Douglas

February 6, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Ruby Douglas, 87, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2017, surrounded by loving family members. She was born in Columbus, Indiana, to George and Myrtle Moore, the second of five children. She was married to Robert Douglas for 40 years until his death in 1990. Lori Anne Douglas was their beloved daughter.During her younger years, Ruby worked at Arvin Industries and was a receptionist at...
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Adelheid Katherina Camp

December 3, 1959 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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Loren H. White

March 21, 1918 - January 27, 2017

Loren White, 98, of Columbus, passed away January 27, 2017, at Four Seasons Retirement Center, surrounded by love and his family.Loren was born to Lloyd E. and Ollie M. (Hahn) White on March 21, 1918, in Glensted, Missouri, and was raised in Edinburgh, where he graduated in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and started his painting and decorating service in Columbus, where he made his...
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Edward James Love

August 12, 1931 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel, Columbus, IN.
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William Eastwood Barlow

November 13, 1948 - January 25, 2017

William Eastwood "Bill" Barlow, 68 of North Vernon, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 12:57 p. m. at his home. Jr. was born in Albany New York, the son of William Eastwood Barlow, Sr. and Elizabeth Barlow. He married Vicky Davis on October 12, 1982 in Clear Water Beach, Fla. He was a graduate of Dixie Hollands High School in St. Petersburg, FL and attended Oklahoma State University. Jr....
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