Obituaries


Obituaries


 

Marion ‘Mike’ Gibson 
2012-02-22 / Obituaries

A memorial service for Marion Emerson “Mike” Gibson, 67, of Richlands, N.C., will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 687 E. 50 N., Flora. Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Afterwards there will be fellowship and a meal served.
He died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Feb. 13, 2012. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, Feburary 22, 2012
 
 

James A. McCracken 
2012-02-22 / Obituaries


James A. “Jim” Mc- Cracken, 77, of Bringhurst, died Friday, Feb 17, 2012, at his residence. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in June 1973. He then worked for Wisler Electric/Charlie & Pat’s Electric & Appliance repair for 25 years.
His marriage was to Virginia A. Pullen in 1954, and she survives, along with four children, Karen Allen of Delphi, Alan McCracken of Camden, Gary McCracken of Bringhurst, and Mark Mc- Cracken of Ashburn, Va.
Services were held Tuesday at the Bringhurst United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 

Gayle K. Miller Flory 
2012-02-22 / Obituaries


Gayle Kathryn (Miller) Flory, 42, of Arkansas, died Dec. 3, 2011.
Her marriage was on Aug. 21, 1991, in Newton County, Ark., to Duane Flory, who survives, along with three young children, Christopher, Jennifer and Caleb; her parents, Fred and Erma Crawmer Miller of Arkansas; and her paternal grandparents, Lloyd Miller and Ruby Miller, both of Flora.
Services and burial were held in Arkansas. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 

Carlos R. Garcia 
2012-02-22 / Obituaries


Carlos Raymond Garcia, 42, of Lafayette, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He served as vice president, president and apprenticeship instructor of the Painters Union Local 80.
Surviving is his mother, Deborah J. (Ware) Perez of Lafayette, and four children, Carlos “Los,” William, Cody and Meghan Garcia, all of Delphi.

A celebration of life service was held Tuesday evening at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 
 
 

Dorothy M. Burns 
2012-02-22 / Obituaries


Dorothy M. Burns, 88, of Kokomo, died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born June 2, 1923, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of Alvin Floyd and Leora (Weaver) Applegate. She attended Frankfort High School. On May 26, 1946, she married Paul Eugene Burns, who preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2005.
Dorothy worked at SAYCO in Flora for 17 years.
She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.
Surviving are a son, Dennis P. Burns of Kokomo; a daughter, Judith A. Burns of Kokomo; two granddaughters, Andrea Shorter (husband: Bret) of Morton, Ill., and Summer Collins (husband: Mike) of Pekin, Ill.; three great-granddaughters, Madison Shorter, Allison Shorter, and Olivia Collins; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Miller and Della Smith, both of Burlington, and Mary Horn of Arizona.
Her parents and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, at Stout and Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, Burlington, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Pastor Nettie Evans will officiate. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, Sharon.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences can be made at www.stoutandson.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, February 22, 2012


 
Tabitha K. Roth 
Tabitha K. “Tabby” Lucy Roth, 40, of Delphi, died une xpectedly Monday afternoon, April 30, 2012.
Born Jan. 9,
1972, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Mary Summers Lucy. Her marriage was on Sept. 16, 2000, in Delphi, to Mark R. Roth, who survives.
Tabby was a 1990 graduate of Twin Lakes High School and received her LPN degree from Brown-Mackey College, Indianapolis, in 2011. For the past two years, she has worked as an LPN at Clinton House Healthcare Facility in Frankfort. She previously worked at Rosewalk Community Village, Lafayette, for 11 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi.
Tabby was an avid mushroom hunter, loved outdoor activities, and enjoyed boating, skiing, and Lake Freeman fun. She helped coach her daughters’ softball team, and loved all of her children’s sporting events.
Tabby never knew a stranger and her smile would light up whatever room she was in. She dearly loved her family and friends. Her children were everything to her.
Surviving with her husband of rural Delphi are two daughters, Mykel and Jenna Roth, and a son, Jaden Roth, all at home; her parents of Burnettsville; a sister, Greta Long (husband: Sean) of Brookston; a brother, Michael Lucy (fiancée Brema Casey) of Monticello; and her mother-inlaw, Carol Roth of Monticello.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Melessa; her grandparents; and her father-inlaw, Richard Roth.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Peter Vanderkolk and Father David Buckles will officiate. Burial will follow at the IOOF Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg.
Online condolences may be left at abbottfuneralhome@frontier.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 
 


Cody E. Green 
Cody E. Green, 12, of rural Flora, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Riley Children’ s Hospital, Indianapolis.
Cody was diagnosed with A.L.L., a form of leukemia, in late 2001. He was treated and was in remission until a relapse in 2007. He was once again treated and was in remission until relapsing Oct 15, 2011. He had been a patient at Riley since March 2. Cody never asked, “Why me?” and fought the illness with grace and humility. He never complained about his treatment or care, saying “thank you” to the many healthcare professionals who cared for him.
He was born Jan 27, 2000, in Lafayette, to his mother, Tracy L. Adams Green, and his biological father, Duane E. Green of Texas. He was in the fifth grade at Carroll Elementary School, Flora, where he enjoyed his friends and classmates, who supported and helped him when he was able to be in school.
Cody attended church at White Horse Christian Center in West Lafayette. He was active with Cub Scouts, and enjoyed riding his dirt bike, four wheelers, swimming, and the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. He was made an honorary Marine.
Cody had a great sense of humor, and was always worried about everybody else and their wellbeing. He dearly loved his family.
Surviving are his mom and dad, Tracy L. Adams Green and David Snowberger of rural Camden; two brothers, Eric and Andrew Green, both at home; two stepbrothers, Rollie and Bryan Snowberger of Logansport; two stepsisters, Erica and Brooklynn Snowberger of Logansport; maternal grandparents, Sherry and Curtis Adams of Oxford; paternal grandmothers, Sharon “Penny” Green of Shadeland and Alisa Guynn of St. Joseph, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Jaye and Karen Stover of Sour Lake, Texas; and aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everett Green, “GG” Stover, Marjorie and Clyde Adams, and Leland and Lillis Nichols.
Friends may call Saturday, May 5, at Carroll Elementary School from 11 a.m. until his funeral at 3 p.m. Pastor Jeff Johns will officiate. There will be a private family committal service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Riley Children’s Hospital with envelopes available at the school.
Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Harriett W. Eikenberry 
Harriett Wagar Eikenberry exited this life on April 25, 2012, while in the company of her husband, Joseph.
Harriett was born in Jamestown, N.D., on Feb. 6, 1925. She was raised in Bismarck, N.D., graduating from Bismarck High School. She attended the University of North Dakota where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority. She also attended Chaffee College in Ontario, Calif.
Harriett married Second Lieutenant Joe Eikenberry on Jan. 23, 1953, in San Bernardino, Calif. They spent 26 years in the Air Force traveling to and living in many countries around the world. After retiring from the Air Force, she and her husband lived in Flora and Indianapolis.
Harriett enjoyed painting, decorating, reading and entertaining her many close friends. But her first love was always her family, including her husband of 59 years, Joe, her daughters Kaye (husband: Al), Anne (husband: Dave) and her grandson, Karl, and two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Honah Leigh.
No matter where they were or whatever the circumstances, her family came first along with her beloved pets.
There will be no services, but a private celebration of her life will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Humane Society of Indianapolis, P.O. Box 6069, Dept. 27, Indianapolis, IN 46206; Cat’s Haven, P.O. Box 30206, Indianapolis, IN 46230; or Indy Feral, P.O. Box 30054, Indianapolis, IN 46230.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Samuel Aaron Hensley 
Samuel Aaron Hensley, 21, of Bringhust, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Indianapolis.
Aaron graduated from Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School in 2008. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was discharged March 28 in Ft. Hood, Texas.
He is survived by his parents, Samuel and Sherry (Cunningham) Hensley of Bringhurst, along with two sisters, Danielle Goad (husband: Joe) of Bringhurst and Rachel Sanson (husband: Doug) of Flora, and a brother, Andrew P. Hensley of Bringhurst.

Services were held Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort. Burial followed at Bunnell Cemetery. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Myrtle Mount 
Myrtle Mount, 86, of White Oaks Health Campus in Monticello, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was a long-time resident of the Delphi and Lafayette area.
Myrtle was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in Foley, Ala., to the late James and Alma Grissett Morris. She was married on March 26, 1944, in Delphi, to Robert H. Mount, who preceded her in death.
Myrtle was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening, and was an avid bridge player.

She was a member of the Delphi Christian Church and the Foley Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Quinn (husband: Stan) of Monticello; a son, Robert M. Mount (wife: Veronica) of Plainfield; four grandsons, Michael Welborn of Lafayette, Robert E. Mount of Plainfield, Lt. Commander Chad Welborn of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jim Mount of Chicago, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ruth Mount.
A private graveside service was held Sunday afternoon at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Delphi Christian Church, 315 E. Main St., Delphi, IN 46923.
Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.davidsonfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 

Terry Colleen Flood 
Terry Colleen Flood, 55, of Frankfort, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born June 15, 1956, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Finis and Arline (Stevens) Gipson. She attended Delphi High School. On March 9, 1975, in Delphi, she married Terry Lee Flood and he survives.
Mrs. Flood worked at Wal- Mart for the past 11 years.
She enjoyed planting flowers and spending time with her family and her grandson.
Surviving with her husband are a son, Jason Lee Flood (wife: Ashlee) of Frankfort; five brothers, Stephen L. Gipson of Alabama, David Gipson (wife: Debbie), Brad Gipson and her twin brother, Perry Gipson, all of Delphi, and Bruce Gipson of Lafayette; a sister, Anita Lothridge (husband: Russell) of Portland; one grandson, Branson Lee Flood; and several nieces and nephews, along with nieces Dawn McGuire of Colfax and Robin Pettery of Attica, who were very close to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Christine Greenwood.
Services were held Tuesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort. Family burial was at Green Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, Clinton County Humane Society, or to the Flood family to help with final expenses.
Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Travis O. Lovvorn 
Travis O. Lovvorn, 77, of Delphi, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. He had been in ill health the past year, and a patient at the hospital for one week.
Born Dec 26, 1934, in Haleyville, Ala., he was the son of the late Ruffin and Lucy Williams Lovvorn. He attended school in Flora. His marriage was to Maxine L. Houser in Delphi, on March 20, 1951, and she survives.
He was in the excavating/construction business in Monticello before owning and operating Lovvorn’s Auto Sales in Rockfield for 25 years.
He attended Lifesong Church in Monticello with his wife. He enjoyed hot rods, antique cars, motorcycles, and Purdue University men’s basketball and football games.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Travis E. Lovvorn (wife: Barbara) of Brookston and Owen Lovvorn (wife: Cheryl) of Monticello; a daughter, Jolean Buzun (husband: Wesley) of LaPorte; a sister, Christine Lawson (husband: Gene) of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; a brother, Aaron Lovvorn of Michigan City; three grandchildren, Nicole Scott, Andrea Spengler, and Michelle Lovvorn; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Scott and Lillian Spengler.
He was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Theresa and Tina; a brother, and a sister.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. The funeral will be there Thursday at 10 a.m. with Robert Houser and Pastor Merle Hodges officiating. Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifesong Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.abbottfuneralhome@frontier.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Jay L. Small 
Jay L. Small, 92, formerly of Burrows, died on April 27, 2012, at his home in Indianapolis.
Jay was named manager of Carroll County Farm Bureau Co-op Association in 1951, a position he held until 1958. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and Government Services Administration in Independence, Mo., in 1980.
Surviving with his wife of 73 years, the former Emma Ruth Preiser, are two children, Jean Ann Crowder of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Bobby Jay Small of Indianapolis.

A memorial service will be held at Westminster Village North, Indianapolis, at 3 p.m. on Saturday. A reception for family and friends will follow the service from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Louise Hemmig Baer 
Louise Hemmig Baer, 94, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 12:05 a.m. at Manor Care South, Indianapolis.
She was born and raised in the Delphi area, and moved to Indianapolis in 1953. A 1934 graduate of Delphi High School, she was a bookkeeper for many years at businesses in Delphi and Indianapolis.
Her marriage was to Raymond J. Baer in Delphi, in 1941, and he preceded her in death in 1971. Their daughter, Karen L. Baer, Indianapolis, survives.

Services were held Tuesday in Delphi. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Helen M. Woodruff 
Helen Morley Woodruff, 91, of Flora, died at 8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.
She was born Sept. 28, 1920, in New York City, to Christopher and Helen Fairchild Morley. Her father was poet, essayist, and novelist Christopher Morley. She married Dr. Whitney Woodruff, who preceded her in death in 1976.
Mrs. Woodruff graduated from Manhassett High School and attended Smith College for one year.

She was a stage director; director of children’s programming for NBC television, New York City; director of theatrical companies in Long Island, Atlantic City, and northern Minnesota; founding director of the Junior Theatre in Eveleth, Minn. and the Northern Lights Players in Virginia, Minn.
She is survived by two sons, John Woodruff (partner: Jeff) of Sacramento, Calif., and Tony Woodruff (wife: Grace) of Cutler; two grandsons, Reuben Woodruff of London, England, and Peter Woodruff of Salt Lake City, Utah; and a brother-in-law, Peter Cochrane of Edinburgh, Scotland.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Twain Woodruff; two sisters, Louise Cochrane and Blythe Brennan; one brother, the Rev. Christopher Morley, Jr.; and one brother-in-law, James Brennan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Flora United Methodist Church, 103 N. Main St., Flora, with Pastor Jeff Landon officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, or American Cancer Society.
On-line condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com.
Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
 
 


Tabitha R. Fultz White 
Tabitha R. Fultz White, 26, of Monticello, died May 1, 2012, at 6:17 a.m. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in White County on US 24W.
She was employed at Burger King in Lafayette.
Her marriage was in 2008 to Richard W. “Rich” White, who survives along with her parents, Mark and Janice Speer Fultz, Delphi, and a sister, Krystal Tull, Delphi.
Services were held Saturday in Delphi with burial following at Pleasant Run Cemetery, rural Carroll County. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
 


Willis Beougher 

 Circa 1940s Willis Beougher, 83, of Kokomo, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
He was born June 2, 1928, in Camden, to Truman and Leona (Kirkp atrick) Beougher. He graduated from Camden High School where he was a valuable member of the basketball team. On June 2, 1950, he married Dolly Knight at the Walton Methodist Church and she survives.
Willis was a member of the United States Army, serving in Germany as a military policeman. He owned Walton Construction Company, building homes in the Walton, Logansport and surrounding areas and later owned Will and Son Construction Company, building homes and businesses in the Kokomo area. He also worked as a block and brick union mason, mechanic and assistant manager at Cedar Crest Bowling Lanes and as a sales attendant at both Shell and Gas America.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Becky Seamster (husband: Brad), Kokomo; a son, Rick Beougher (wife: Janet), Kokomo; two granddaughters, Holly Beougher, Galveston, and Amanda Clark (husband: Dean), Bowling Green, Ky.; a grandson, Nathan Beougher; four stepgrandsons, Donald Carey, Dennis Carey, Daniel Seamster (wife: Gail), and Mark Seamster (wife: Tracie); a stepgranddaughter, Dawn Coop (husband: Rich); four great-granddaughters, Olivia Skiles, Madelyn Brown, Berklee Beaver, and Jasmine Clark; a great-grandson, Hunter Mohr; four stepgreatgrandsons, Jayson Hart, Garrett Coop, Jacob Seamster, and Orian Cary; two stepgreat granddaughters, Cassandra Seamster, and Athena Carey; three sisters, Theresa Issac, Doris Sink, and Joan Jackson (husband: Pete); a brother, Donald Beougher; a sister-in-law, Dodie Jones; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by one brother, George Beougher.
Services were held Tuesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, Kokomo, with Pastor Ron DeGraaff officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Online messages of condolence may be made at 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
 

Deborah L. Hanaway 

Deborah Lynn Hanaway, 59, of Monticello, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012, at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
Born July 28, 1952, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Hobart and Betty Jane Kelly Hanaway.
She resided at the CDC in Monticello and attended the Monticello United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a brother, Larry E. Hanaway of Elgin, S.C.; a sister, Kathy Jane Stonebraker of Terre Haute; and nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cree Funeral Home, Camden, with Pastor Brian Beeks officiating. Burial will follow at the Camden Cemetery, Camden. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
 

Robert Lee Richason 

Robert Lee Richason, 76, died at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his residence south of Logansport. Born on Aug. 26, 1935, he was the son of Robert E. and Eileen Marie Flanagan Richason. After graduating from Washington Township High School in 1953, he attended Purdue University and completed a degree in Animal Science in 1957. While at Purdue, he was active in Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity and Army ROTC.
After graduation, Bob served in the U.S. Army and the Reserves for nine years and continued his devotion to Purdue sports as a season ticket holder for football since 1957, men’s basketball since the opening of Mackey Arena, and women’s basketball for the past ten years. These Boilermaker interests also included the John Purdue Club and the Cass County Purdue Club, and the belief that Black and Old Gold were sacred colors.
Locally Bob was a member of the Logansport Elks Club, and served in many leadership and support roles in the Main Street United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 20, 1958, he married M. Sue Downen in Poseyville, Indiana. Throughout his life, Bob was everyone’s best and most loyal friend.
Over the past 37 years, Bob purchased and prospered Burlington Locker Plant, along with his son, David, and they set an example for excellent product, fair dealing, and compassionate business.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by three sons, Douglas (wife: Patty) of rural Logansport, Jeffrey (wife: Kara) of Lafayette, and David (wife: Stephanie) of Zionsville. Also surviving are the light of his life, six grandchildren, Austin, Drew, Megan, Madisyn, Delaney, and Katey Richason; a sister, Patricia Eileen Spence (husband: Joe) of Flora; and sisterin law, Jinner (Louden) Richason, Logansport.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Jack.
Services were held Monday at Main Street United Methodist Church, Logansport, with the Rev. Tom De- Fries officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at Walton IOOF Cemetery, Cass County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 319 Montgomery Street, or the Cass County Purdue Club, c/o 3902 High Street, both of Logansport, IN 46947
Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
 

Violet M. Butcher 
Violet M. Butcher, 78, of Delphi, passed away at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Monticello Healthc are, Monticello.
Born on April 16, 1934, in Tipton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Bernard and Nellie (Baden) Goodnight. She married Virgil L. Butcher Sr. on Aug. 23, 1951, in Tipton. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2001.
Violet was a homemaker and a member of the Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Monticello. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, knitting and spending time with her family.
Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia A. Kempf of Lafayette, Candace S. Butcher of Delphi, and Joyceen Pelphrey (husband: Charles) of Roann; two sons, Virgil Butcher Jr. and Don Butcher (wife: Pat), both of Delphi; seven grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Goodnight of Zion, Ill., John Goodnight of Peru, and Amos Goodnight of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Marilyn Keith of Indianapolis and Zonda Swift of Zion, Ill.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Services will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, today, Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mark Ramey officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfh.com. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 9, 2012
 
 


Sidney N. Boles Jr. 
 Sidney N. Boles Jr., 57, of Delphi, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 12:38 a.m. at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
He worked at the former Gerber Globe Valve Corp. in Delphi for over 25 years. He was currently employed in maintenance at Custom Alloy Products, south of Delphi.
His marriage was in 1984 to the former Audrey S. Moore. She survives along with three children, Casandra L. Boles of Delphi, Charles J. Boles and Jesse L. Boles, both of Lafayette, and his mother, Helena Smith of West Point.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. There will be a private family interment. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 
 


Ruth Ann Viney 
Ruth Ann Clark Viney, 87, of Bringhurst, died unexpectedly at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, at her residence. She had been in ill health the past month.
Born June 17, 1924, in Flora, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Orpha Marie Allbaugh Clark. She graduated from Flora High School and attended Ball State University in Muncie. On Feb. 13, 1944, in Tipton, she married Edward Junior Viney and he survives.
A homemaker, Ruth Ann was retired from Bright National Bank (now First Financial Bank) in Flora where she worked as a teller.
She was a member and elder of the Flora Presbyterian Church. She belonged to Presbyterian Women; helped with the church’s youth outreach program, Oasis; helped delivered Hot Nutrition Meals; and volunteered at the Flora Thrift Shop.
Ruth Ann was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and an honorary retired member of Beta Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, traveling, and Purdue men’s basketball and football games.
She was an avid reader, and dearly loved her family and the time they shared together.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Joy A. Seybold (partner: Lynn Lupold) of Indianapolis and Kay L. Viney (companion: Mike Langley) of Dallas, Texas; and a grandson, Matthew E.A. Seybold of Calif.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Baker- Abbott Funeral Home, Flora, with Pastor Charles Compton officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.

Memorials may be made to the Flora Presbyterian Church, envelopes available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.bakerabbottfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
 


Radiance Allen Kuiper 

 
   Radiance (Trobaugh) Allen Kuiper, 89, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Flora, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.
   Born Aug. 11, 1922, in Cutler, she was the daughter of Chalmer Ross and Cassie (Aten) Trobaugh. She graduated from Cutler High School in 1940. On Dec. 24, 1943, she married George C. Allen, who preceded her in death in 1965. She married Koert Kuiper on April 13, 1970, and he preceded her in death.
   Radiance was owner/secretary with her husband, George, of the John Mansfield Home Improvement Co.
   Radiance was an excellent cook and baker. She could cook for 300 and never bat an eye. A family of eight arrived 10 minutes before serving and mother stretched the meal at the last minute by adding food. They felt like they had been invited. She would do anything to help someone in need.
    Radiance was a loyal friend. She loved to play cards and bingo above all else. 
    She was a 50-plus year member of the Helen Bonebrake Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron twice. She also served as Mother Advisor for Rainbow for Girls for many years.
    Radiance ran the kitchen at the First Christian Church for years. She was a staunch Democrat and worked for the party.
She was affectionately known as “Red” Allen.
    Surviving are her children, Virginia Sue Shields, Darlene Koble Evans, and James E. Allen; children she became mother to including Ken Kuiper (wife: Martha), Clarence Allen (wife: Dorothy), Wayne Allen, Annetta Vanderkolk (husband: Stan), Jane Newhouse (husband: Amos), Jim Kuiper (wife: Jill), and Betty Vleitstra; 31 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two children, Ed Allen and wife, Elle, and Roberta Gillam and husband, Jack, and her siblings, William A. Trobaugh, Joseph Trobaugh, and Annette Pearce.
    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Flora First Christian Church with Pastor Woody Slade officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm. Sunday at Genda Funeral Home, Reinke Chapel, Flora, and one hour prior to the service at the church. An Eastern Star service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Online condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com.
    The family would like people to bring a story about Radiance to share. Hopefully some will be sweet, but we are expecting most to be funny, ornery, and bordering on terrorizing. We love and laugh at all. She was one of a kind!
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
 


James B. Lee 

James B. Lee, 75, of Deer Creek, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
Born Dec. 5,1936, in Kokomo, he was the son of Ronald I. and Elsie Lee. He graduated from Western High School. On Sept. 28, 1962, at the Flora Presbyterian Church, he married Cora I. Rader, who survives.
Jim worked in shipping at Continental Steel in Kokomo from 1963 to 1985. He then worked as a truck driver and was employed by Dillon Trucking in Camden. He later drove for Bo-lens Trucking in Logansport and most recently drove for Delphi Products in Deer Creek.
Jim was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was the proud owner of “Lee’s Woods,” and was a man who enjoyed living and enjoyed people.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, Ron Lee (wife: Carla) and Bryan Lee (wife: Janell), both of Deer Creek; a daughter, Lisa Hostetler (husband: Clark) of Logansport; six grandchildren, Brian Lee, Christa Lee, Jenna Lee, Erica Lee, Kristen Spencer, and Kaley DeFord; and seven stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, one brother and a grandson, Justin De- Ford.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cree Funeral Home, Camden. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
 

Ruth A. Nattinger 

Ruth A. Smothers Nattinger, 51, Delphi, died at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her residence. A homemaker, Ruth enjoyed collecting, yard sales, and especially loved hummingbirds.
On Aug. 31, 1991, she married Bruce L. Nattinger, who survives along with four siblings.
Private family interment was held Saturday following calling at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Joe Dean Jervis 

Joe Dean Jervis, 83, of Minnetonka, Minn., died May 15, 2012.
Born April 29, 1929, he was the son of Herbert and Grace Jervis of Cutler.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Rita; two children; one grandchild; a sister, Bonita Widner of Delphi; and two brothers, Richard Jervis of Anderson and Gordon Jervis of California.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Richard L. Parsons 

Richard Lynn Parsons, 61, of Delphi, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
He was born May 16, 1951, in Lafayette to the late Warren and Marge Parsons. He worked at the Wabash Center in Lafayette and also for the Monticello C.D.C. for several years.
Surviving are his cousin and caregiver, Lora and Marvin Walts of Brookston.

There will be no services. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Radiance Allen Kuiper 

Radiance ( Trobaugh) Allen Kuiper, 89, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Flora, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.
Born Aug. 11, 1922, in Cutler, she was the daughter of Chalmer Ross and Cassie (Aten) Trobaugh. She graduated from Cutler High School in 1940. On Dec. 24, 1943, she married George C. Allen, who preceded her in death in 1965. She married Koert Kuiper on April 13, 1970, and he preceded her in death.
Radiance was owner/secretary with her husband, George, of the John Mansfield Home Improvement Co.
Radiance was an excellent cook and baker. She could cook for 300 and never bat an eye. A family of eight arrived 10 minutes before serving and mother stretched the meal at the last minute by adding food. They felt like they had been invited. She would do anything to help someone in need.
Radiance was a loyal friend. She loved to play cards and bingo above all else.
She was a 50-plus year member of the Helen Bonebrake Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 437, serving as Worthy Matron twice. She also served as Mother Advisor for Rainbow for Girls for many years, and was a member of Psi Iota Xi.
Radiance ran the kitchen at the First Christian Church for years. She was a staunch Democrat and worked for the party.
She was affectionately known as “Red.”

Surviving are her children, Virginia Sue Shields, Darlene Koble Evans, and James E. Allen; children she became mother to including Ken Kuiper (wife: Martha), Clarence Allen (wife: Dorothy), Ed Allen (wife: Elle), Wayne Allen, Annetta Vanderkolk (husband: Stan), Jane Newhouse (husband: Amos), Jim Kuiper (wife: Jill), and Betty Vleitstra; 31 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Gillam and husband, Jack, and her siblings, William A. Trobaugh, Joseph Trobaugh, and Annette Pearce.
Services were held Monday at the Flora First Christian Church with Pastor Woody Slade officiating. Burial followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Genda Funeral Home, Reinke Chapel, Flora, was in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Wanda M. Robinson 

Wanda Mae Deardorff Robinson, 80, of Fowler, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. at her residence.
She worked at the former Peters-Revington in Delphi and RCA in Monticello.
Her marriage was in 1964 in Delphi to Hugh Robinson and he preceded her in death in 1993. She is survived by two sons, Dan Henderson and Kenneth DeWitt, both of Delphi.
Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until her funeral at 3 p.m. at the Pittsburg Community Church. Burial will be at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Pamela J. Rainwater 

A memorial service and gathering for family and friends of Pamela Jane (Balser) Rainwater, 57, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Flora, will be held May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Adams Mill, Cutler.
She died Sept. 30, 2011, in the home of her mother and stepfather, Jean and Jim McKinley of Lake Wales. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 

Audrey E. Svetanoff 

Audrey E. Svetanoff, 92, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
Mrs. Svetanoff had been employed with Jewel Groceries.
She married Carl Svetanoff and he died in 1982. Her caregiver, Jane Penn, Delphi, survives.

There will be no services. Burial will be in Memory Gardens at Arlington Heights, Ill. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
 
 
 
Thomas W. Ryves 

Thomas W. Ryves, 78, of Delphi, beloved husband of Pamela, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at IU Arnett Health in Lafayette.
Tom was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Lafayette, to the late William A. and Rosetta J. (Meyers) Ryves. He was a 1952 graduate of Jefferson High School and had attended Purdue University.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1954, serving with the 7th Division in Germany. He was honorably discharged in June 1957.
On June 8, 1974, in Delphi, he married Pamela Hanaway- Schwartz.
Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi where he taught CCD and was a member of the choir. He was a former member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lafayette.
He was also a member of the Delphi Lions Club and a former member of the Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both in Lafayette.
He was on the bowling league at Star Lanes and volunteered at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi. He enjoyed singing with the Tippecanotes Barbershop Chorus and was an avid fan of Purdue Women’s Basketball.
Tom dearly loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and they loved and cherished their times with him.

Along with his wife, Pam, he will be loved and missed by his daughters, Tammy Lenk (husband: James) of Killeen, Texas, and Teresa A. Howell of Summerville, S.C.; a son, Joseph A. Miller Jr. (wife: Jill) of La Vernia, Texas; a sister, Marjorie Ryves, and a brother, Jack Ryves (wife: Bonnie) of Lafayette; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James, and a nephew, Michael Ryves.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 28. The funeral mass will follow on Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi, with Father Peter Vanderkolk officiating. Military rites will be by the Delphi VFW and American Legion. Tom’s ashes will be scattered at his favorite sites along the Ohio River.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tippecanotes or the donor’s charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfh.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
 

Gunnar L. Jones 

Gunnar L. Jones, 14, of Lafayette, died Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was an 8th grade student at Tecumseh Middle School in Lafayette.
Surviving with his parents, Gary Alan Jones and Ginger Leaman Unger (husband: Randy) are four brothers and sisters; grandparents; and stepgrandparents, Max and Betty Unger of Frankfort; and stepgreat-grandmother, Margaret Moyer of Flora.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette. Interment will follow at Springvale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
 
 

Shirley Devine 

Shirley Anderson Devine, 80, of Murietta, Calif., formerly of White County, died March 13, 2012, in Banning, Calif.
She retired in 1983 as a registered nurse at St. Helena Hospital in California.
She is survived by her daughter, Gina Wahlen of Silver Springs, Md., and two grandchildren.

Service was held Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Burial followed at Hughes Cemetery near Monticello. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
 

Ronald H. Chatfield 

Ronald Howard Chatfield, 69, Delphi, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at his residence after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born Oct. 28, 1942, in Frankfort, he was the son of the late Howard Chatfield and Donna (Wickham) Chatfield. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Lafayette in 1960. On July 5, 1991, he married Mary E. VanDer- Volgen in Flora, and she survives.
Ronald had been employed in maintenance at Alcoa in Lafayette, retiring in 2005.
He served for six years in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Ronald was an Eagle Scout. He belonged to the Alcoa 25-year Retirees Club and was a member of Harley Owners Group (HOG). He enjoyed RVs, traveling, camping, country dancing, horses, and his Harley-Davidson. He was an avid reader.
Surviving with his wife are his mother of Lafayette; two daughters, Dana Crockett of Lafayette and Jodi Claiborne of Delphi; a son, Craig Chatfield of Monticello; a stepson, Nicholas Varkonyi (fiancé, Jessica Walsh) of Delphi; two sisters, Judy Benedict (husband: Dick) of Lafayette and Marilyn Barefoot (husband: Tom) of West Lafayette; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his father and a grandson, Chad.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi, with retired Navy Captain Sally Watlington officiating. Burial followed at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.

Memorials may be made to IU Foundation-Pancreatic Cyst & Cancer Early Detection Fund, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.abbottfuneralhome@frontier.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
 
 

A. Magdalene Mears 

A. Magdalene O’Farrell Mears, 79, of Delphi, died unexpectedly at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2011, at I.U. Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She had been a patient there since Sunday and a resident at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Delphi, for one year.
Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Harry and Della Reppert O’Farrell. She graduated from Monticello High School in 1951 and was a member of the girls’ softball team that won the state championship that year. On Aug. 11, 1953, she married H. Richard Mears in Delphi, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2007, after 54 years of marriage.
Magdalene was formerly a secretary at the Carroll County Extension office, a school bus driver for Delphi Community School Corp. for 14 years, and helped her husband with their dairy and grain farm.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi.
She enjoyed country music, road farming, Purdue basketball, preparing and delivering meals to the field for Doug, and watching her grandchildren’s baseball and softball games. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and her farm life.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Sines (husband: John) of Normal, Ill., and their two children, Jenna and Julia, and Brenda Sturdivant (husband: Al) of Delphi, and their three children, Matt, Marshall, and Maggie; and one son, Douglas Mears (wife: Karen) of Delphi, and their three children, Brooke, Brent, and Blake.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly; one sister, Phyllis Jean Metzger, and two brothers, Francis Edward O’Farrell and Thomas William O’Farrell.
Private family services were held Saturday at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi, with Father Peter Vanderkolk officiating. Burial followed at the Yeoman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions were suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll County Cancer Association, or American Diabetes Association.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
 

Max E. Roler 

Max Eugene Roler, 76, of Kokomo, formerly of Burlington, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 4:03 p.m. in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
He was born July 9, 1936, in Tipton County, the son of William “Ford” and Nita (Harmon) Roler. On Aug. 28, 1955, he married Belinda N. Newsom, who survives.
Max served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and was honorably discharged in 1964. In addition to his service, he was very active in the construction industry in Howard, and surrounding counties, for most of his adult life. His employment started with Star Building Supply and later extended beyond his own construction company to include several projects for Howard Community Hospital and the YMCA, ending with retirement from Fanning-Howey Associates Inc. in the late 1990s.
Max also greatly enjoyed activity in several civic organizations such as the Howard County Chapter of Kiwanis, formerly serving as president and twice as a lieutenant governor; president of the Board of Trustees for the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation for two terms; and various activities and many aspects of United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Kokomo YMCA, and the downtown beautification committee of Kokomo during the 1970s and early 1980s.
The greatest of his accomplishments is his family. He had three daughters, six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren, who he loved dearly and took great pride in their accomplishments. He was affiliated with the Burlington Church of Christ.
Surviving with his wife are his daughters, Charlene Myers (husband: Don) of Indianapolis, Zoe Farrow (husband: Robert) of Jamestown, and Alicia Pullen (husband: Tim) of Walton; grandchildren, Brenna (Myers) Obirek of Iowa, Robert Farrow II of Kansas, Jacqui Uhler of Jamestown, Victoria Farrow of Jamestown, and Mason and Keegan Pullen of Walton; two great-grandchildren, AnneMarie and Aiden Uhler of Jamestown; and two sisters, Elizabeth Woods of Kokomo and Linda Meeks of Destin, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, and his faithful and loving pet, Spikie.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sharpsville Cemetery with Pastor Paul Marcellino officiating. Burial will follow in Sharpsville Cemetery with military rites by the Kokomo Military Rights Team.

Friends may call today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stout and Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan Street, Burlington.
Memorials can be made to Bona Vista or Kiwanis International.
Online condolences can be left at www.stoutandson.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
 

Infant Gabryal Dicks 

Infant Gabryal Mikeal Dicks, son of Misty Lee Rice and Justin Lee Dicks, was stillborn Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 6:58 p.m. at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette.
Arrangements are being handled by Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
 

Martha B. Bundy 

Martha B. Duff Henderson Bundy, 96, of rural Delphi, died at 7:21 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. She had been a patient there for 12 days, recovering from surgery.
She was born May 13, 1915, in Carroll County, to the late Lloyd and Fayetta June Schreiner Duff. She was a 1933 graduate of Delphi High School. On Aug. 22, 1934, in Delphi, she married Joe R. Henderson. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1982. On May 28, 1987, in Coffee County, Tenn., she married James D. Bundy and he preceded her in death on Sept 8, 1999.
Mrs. Bundy worked for the law office of Obear, Overholser, Smith & Huffer in Delphi for over 25 years, retiring from there. She was also a homemaker and helped her first husband on their farm south of Delphi.
She resided in Fort Myers, Fla., for 20 years, moving back to Delphi in 2004.
Mrs. Bundy was a member of the Eastside Assembly of God Church, Lafayette, and had attended the Delphi and Radnor United Methodist churches and while living in Ft. Myers, a Methodist Church there.
She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and helped organize and start their annual blood donation program in Delphi that still exists today. She was a regular blood donor as well.
She was also a member of the Good Sam Camping Club, traveling extensively throughout the United States and out of the country. She loved crocheting and sewing.
She dearly loved her family, and all of the time she spent with them.

Surviving are two daughters, JoEtta Flora of Delphi and Judi Atteberry of Loveland, Colo.; a brother, Robert L. Duff of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren, and five greatgreat grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a grandson, a granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of her funeral at 1 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastors Steve Cobert and Bill Moore will officiate. Burial will follow at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Eastside Assembly of God Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be directed to abbottfuneralhome@frontier.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 
 

Donna May Moss 

Donna May Tribbett Moss, 87, of Delphi, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at 2:55 p.m. at the home of her caregiver.
She attended Camden School, and was a homemaker. She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary Delphi, enjoyed the outdoors, campfires, cooking and music.
She was the mother of a daughter, Judy Adams, who preceded her in death. Three grandchildren survive.

The family will receive friends today, Wednesday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Interment will be private. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 

Robert R. McCormick 

Robert Reed Mc- Cormick, 92, formerly of Delphi and Monticello, died April 3, 2012, at 2 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi.
From 1940-1943 he was in the U.S. Army, stationed state side, doing military training. He worked at ALCOA from 1950 to June of 1969 when he retired.
His marriage was to Jean Foster in Hattiesburg, Miss., in 1941, and she preceded him in death in 1968. A daughter, Brenda Wortman, of Pittsburg survives.
Services were held Tuesday in Delphi. Burial followed at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 

William F. Britton 

William F. Britton, 94, of Lafayette, formerly of rural Monticello, died at 9:22 a.m. April 6, 2012, at his residence.
He was a pipe fitter and a teacher of plumbing trades until he retired.
He often gave muzzle loading gun demonstrations at various events, including Carroll County Old Settlers and Canal Days in Delphi.

In 1985 he married Frances (Friday) Shull, who owned the Landmark Restaurant in Pittsburg. She survives, along with three sons, Bill Britton of Muncie and David Britton and Dennis Britton, both of Kokomo.
Services were held Monday in Delphi. Burial with military graveside rites followed at Yeoman Cemetery. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 

Rosy Wilkinson 

Rosanne Lee “Rosy” Wilkinson, 53, of Delphi died early in the morning on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi.
Born June 6, 1958, in Gonaives, Haiti, she was the daughter of Richard and Martha (Matthews) Wilkinson.
She will be sorely missed but she is in a better place.

Surviving with her father (wife: Ruth) of Shell Point, Fla., are four sisters, Rachel Reedy (husband: Dan) and Rhoda Kratz (husband: David), both of Flora, Rebecca Atallah (husband: Ramez) of Cairo, Egypt, and Ruth Scully (husband: John) of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Richard Wilkinson (wife: Jill) of Flora; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
A family memorial service will be held in Flora in June. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
 

Lela M. Young 

Lela M. Young, 93, of Logansport, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Logansport. Born June 24, 1918, in Hawkins County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Storey Kirkpatrick. On May 6, 1938, she married Parks Lee Young, who preceded her in death on July 22, 1973.
Mrs. Young retired in 1979 from Memorial Hospital, Logansport, where she worked in the cafeteria.
She was a member of the Baptist Church in Flora.
Surviving are three sons, William Joseph Young (wife: Nibia) of Indianapolis, Larry Lynn Young (wife: Barbara) of Chicago, Ill., and Robert “Bob” Young (wife: Diana) of Burlington; three daughters, Imogene Spradling of Logansport, Linda Young Manis (husband: John) of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Charlene Young Graves (husband: Jack) of Watseka, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 54 greatgrandchildren; and four greatgreat grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gene Spradling; a brother, Robert Kirkpatrick; and two sisters, Alice West and Beulah Draper.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. Pastor Dan Butcher will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
You may sign the guest book and send condolences at www.gundrumfuneralhome.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
 
 

Helen Woodruff 

Helen Morley Woodruff, 91, of Flora, died at 8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette.
Services are pending at Genda Funeral Home, Reinke Chapel, Flora. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
 
 

Viola I. Barrett 

Viola Irene Barrett, 97, died at 12 noon Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 21, 1914, in Lafayette, to William G. and Minnie (Kahn) Johnson. In 1950 she married Wilbur C. Barrett. He preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2005.
Viola was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and gardening. During World War II she worked at Alcoa Aluminum Plant in Lafayette. She formerly attended Rockfield Christian Church.
Surviving are a stepson, a stepdaughter and several nephews and nieces, including Charles T. Johnson, Rockfield, Harold E. Johnson, Folkston, Ga., and Sharon Lee (Johnson) Cook, Jumping Branch, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by five siblings, Elmer F. Johnson Sr., William “Bill” Johnson, Alfred Lee Johnson, Mable Bankston, and Lou Owens.
Interment was at the Chalmers Community Cemetery. 

 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 25, 2010
 
 

Elaine Ellen Potterf 

Elaine Ellen Potterf, 76, of Indianapolis, formerly of West Lafayette, died at 10:32 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Logansport, to the late Everett and Ethel Houck Cunningham. She graduated from Delphi High School in 1954, did her undergraduate work at Ball State University, and finished her graduate work at Indiana University. On July 5, 1969, she married Lawrence D. Potterf in Logansport. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2007.
Elaine was a music teacher for Logansport School Corporation before retiring. She had also worked in personnel at the Indiana Veterans Home.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Deana Potterf (partner: Dawn Wolf) of Indianapolis and Kathryn Potterf of Topeka, Ks., and a sister-inlaw, Justine Cunningham of Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Cunningham.
The service was held Sunday evening at the First Baptist Church, Lafayette, with the Rev. Carl Malmgren officiating. A private family burial was held at Meadow View Cemetery, Lafayette.
Those wishing may contribute in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Soller-Baker Funeral Home, Lafayette, assisted the family. You may offer condolences at www.sollerbaker.com. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
 


Jessie J. Sieber 

Jessie J. Sieber, 83, Muncie, died April 17, 2012, at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Clinton County on Aug. 1, 1928, the daughter of Benjamin and Nellie Hackerd. She worked for many years as a secretary for Muncie Community Schools.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Sieber, and two sons, Doug Sieber of Geneva, Ill., and Jim Sieber of Plainwell,Mich. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie.

Visitation was held last Thursday in Muncie. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
 
 

Almeda J. Brubaker 

Almeda Jean Popejoy Brubaker, 86, of Flora, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Milner Community Health Care Center, Rossville. She had been a resident there for two and a half years, and in failing health the past month.
Born Feb 19, 1926, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Hugh Dean and Mary Anna Sherman Popejoy. She was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School. Her marriage was to Robert Lowell Brubaker in Flora, on Jan 20, 1945, and he survives.
She was a bookkeeper for many years, working at the former Lamont Jordan, CPA, former Stout Insurance Agency, and Zinn Kitchens Inc, all of Flora. She also helped on their family farm, and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Living Faith Church of the Brethren and Gideon’s International Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, traveling, oil and watercolor painting, music, singing, and playing the piano.
Surviving with her husband of Flora are two sons, Blaine Brubaker (wife: Brenda) of Flora and Lynn Brubaker (wife: Sue) of Delphi; a daughter, Wanda Howell (husband: Gene) of Logansport; a sister, Marilyn Collins of Delphi; a brother, Jerry Popejoy (wife: Lorraine) of Flora; seven grandchildren, Amy Ritter (husband: Dan) Angela Kingery (husband: Mike), Nicole Brubaker, Lori Brubaker, Ryan Gross, David Gross (companion: Amanda Killbourne), Lynnette Houser (Jeremy); and six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Houser, Troy Houser, Ashlan Kingery, Jaelyn Kingery, Natalie Ritter, and Jalen Gross.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wanda Jean Brubaker, who lived for four days, and a brother, George Popejoy.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora, with Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Burial followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Living Faith Church of the Brethren, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
 

Glenn O. Crouch 

Glenn Orville Crouch, 64, formerly of Delphi, died Jan. 18, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
He was born Aug. 10, 1947, to Orville R. and Leona G. (Boudreau) Crouch.
Private burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, Delphi. 
 
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
  		 	   		  
 
 



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