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For 80 years, Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory has served the families of Madison and surrounding counties with respect and love. Our professional experience and knowledge is carried out in every detail of our funeral arrangements.

As a locally owned firm, we are dedicated to providing nothing but the best quality to our community. Which is why we have decided to merge with sixth generation Funeral Director, Paul St. Pierre of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Pendleton. Our families share a passion for caring. With many of the costs associated with providing quality funeral services increasing, the best way for us to control and even lower costs to local families is to combine efforts.

Both firms have been serving Madison County since the early 1900s, so we have the tradition and experience. We are excited about this next step and the ability to better serve you.
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Our Obituaries

Betty Jean Vandiver

March 19, 1955 - November 25, 2021

Betty Jean Vandiver, passed away peacefully, on November 25, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Viola Hiday. She had three children, whom she loved very much, Robert (wife, Melinda) Hiday, Robin Hiday, and Michael Hiday. She had four grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Betty loved life. She enjoyed bingo, Betty Boop, and just life itself. She loved to make others...
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Marilynn Meyer

October 4, 1941 - November 23, 2021

Marilynn Lorena Meyer, 80, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born September 4, 1941, in Pike County to the late Arthur C. & Christine (Mann) Fuhrman. She graduated from Otwell High School, Otwell, IN, Class of 1959. She graduated from Patricia Stevens Finishing School in Chicago. She married the love of her life, Richard "Dick" Meyer on June 1, 1960. Marilynn had worked at The...
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Vernice Robert Norris

July 4, 1923 - November 19, 2021

V. Robert Norris, 98, of Anderson passed away on November 19, 2021 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. Robert was born on July 4, 1923 in Anderson to Ernest and Katherine (Robinson) Norris. Robert graduated from Anderson High School in 1942 and shortly after, enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and faithfully served our country as a Master Sargent in the VMF314 Unit known as the "Wildcats"...
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Billie Jean Ward

January 29, 1935 - November 13, 2021

Sun City Center, Florida-Billie Jean Ward, 86, passed away after a brief illness on November 13, 2021, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Corbin, KY on January 29, 1935 to Earl and Irene Felts. Billie Jean graduated from Anderson High School and attended Felt and Tarrant Comptometer School, Indianapolis. She worked in the data processing department at Guide Division before...
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Randy Leon Turner

May 13, 1963 - November 12, 2021

Randy Leon Turner, 58, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 12, 2021. He was born on May 13, 1963 in Anderson to late William Leon and Anna Blanch Turner. Randy graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1981 and was a 2007 graduate of Concordia University. He was employed at the Hopewell Center in Anderson. He was a longtime member of Gospel Light Chapel in...
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Marion L. Hovermale

January 25, 1945 - November 8, 2021

Marion Hovermale, 76, of Anderson, passed away on November 8, 2021, at Ascension St Vincent's Hospital in Anderson. He was born on January 25, 1945, in Anderson to the late Forrest and Doratha (Miller) Hovermale. Marion faithfully served our country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1976. He graduated from General Motors Institute with bachelor's degrees in Mechanical...
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Betty Louise Banks

May 25, 1924 - November 6, 2021

Betty L. Banks, 97, Anderson, passed away on November 6, 2021 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. She was born on May 25, 1924 in Anderson to the late Clarence and Martha (Dowden) Morgan. Betty graduated from Markleville High School. She retired from the cafeteria at Delco Remy after 40 years of service. She is survived by her children, Dennis (Terry) Banks of Anderson, Nancy Hendricks of...
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Naomi Highbaugh

April 4, 1922 - November 3, 2021

Naomi May Highbaugh, 99, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 4, 1922, in Frankton to the late, Edgar & Stella (Koehler) Cotton. Naomi was a member of Grace Baptist Church and loved sewing with the sewing club. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Naomi retired from the Fort Benjamin Harrison Financial Center. She...
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Ruth Ann Burton

May 8, 1937 - November 2, 2021

Ruth Ann Burton, 84, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021. She was born May 8, 1937, in Anderson to James Francis & Ethel Anna (Wiseman) Ward. Ruth married Tom Burton in 1957, whom she invited to a school dance while in their high school speech class. She was an active member in the Sparklers Home Ec Club since 1983. When not doting on her family, she would take a break from doing her...
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Richard William Weinzapfel

June 28, 1936 - November 1, 2021

Dr. Richard "Dick" William Weinzapfel, 85, of Anderson passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1936, in Evansville Indiana to the late George and Catherine (Wildemann) Weinzapfel. After graduating from Mater Dei High School, he served his country for three years in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Navy Construction Battalion, also known as the Seabees, which is...
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Richard Harvey Riley

September 11, 1938 - November 1, 2021

Richard H. Riley, 83, of Anderson, passed away on November 1, 2021 at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Anderson. He was born on September 11, 1938 in Anderson to the late James and Martha (Jackson) Riley. Richard graduated from Roosevelt Elementary School in 1952, Anderson High School in 1956, and received his Master's Degree at Ball State University. Richard retired as a teacher...
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Marilyn Seal

August 26, 1934 - October 31, 2021

Marilyn Seal, 87, passed away on October 31,2021 surrounded by her family here in Anderson, IN. She was born on August 26, 1934 in Greencastle, IN to her parents George Hanneman and Mary (Brown) Hannenman. In her life many knew her as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and Nana in her family. In Marilyn's spare time she loved to plant flowers, and even bake cookies with all of her...
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Darlene Sue Wright

June 27, 1937 - October 30, 2021

It is with deep sorrow, but also tremendous gratitude, a sense of peace and pride, that we say goodbye to our mother and grandmother, Darlene Sue (Williams) Wright who passed away on Oct. 30, 2021 at Harbor Manor Senior Living Community surrounded by her family. She was born on June 27, 1937, in Anderson, Indiana to Nathan Eli and Vera Marie (McCarty) Williams. She graduated from Anderson...
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Richard Stanley Orcutt

September 15, 1937 - October 27, 2021

Richard Stanley Orcutt passed away on October 27, 2021 due to complications from Covid-19. He was born on September 15, 1937 in Hokuchin, Korea to Frank Stanley and Elizabeth (Egolf) Orcutt, where his father worked in the mining industry. In 1941, Richard and his parents moved to Walkerton, Indiana due to the onset of World War II. Richard was raised in Walkerton alongside his two younger...
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Clariece Darlene Chapin-Burke

June 28, 1942 - October 25, 2021

Clariece Darlene Chapin-Burke, 79, of Anderson, IN passed away on October 25, 2021. She was born on June 28, 1942, in Anderson, IN to Virgil Alan and Bernice Marie (Hall) Williams. Darlene worked for Western Electric for a number of years. She found her spiritual home at Gethsemane Foursquare Church and was a faithful member for many years. Darlene loved Bible study and would attend it regularly....
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Timothy J. Smith

March 14, 1989 - October 24, 2021

Timothy J. Smith, 32, passed away Monday, October 24, 2021. He was born March 14, 1989, in Anderson. Tim enjoyed music and was so talented that he could play any instrument. He also loved all animals. He had been a member of the Madison Masonic Lodge #44, in Pendleton. Tim is survived by his father & step-mother, Terry W. & Cathy Smith; brother, Travis (Brandy) Smith; brother, Will Smith;...
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Cathy Rae House

September 24, 1959 - October 24, 2021

Cathy Rae House, 62, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021. She was born September 24, 1959, in Anderson to the late, James Aros & Virginia Rose (Furnish) Bennett. Cathy loved playing cards, spending time with her family and her four legged friends. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Tim House; children, Jeremy & Kelly House; sisters, Tina (husband, Glen) Stephens, Marcia Crouch, ...
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William Woody Hall

January 2, 1942 - October 23, 2021

William "Woody" Hall of Anderson, passed away on October 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born on January 2, 1942 to the late Barney and Alyce (Rollyson) Hall. Woody was raised in Ironton, Ohio. He graduated from Ironton High School in 1960 and attended The Ohio State University on a full football scholarship. After graduating in 1965, he moved to Anderson to work for General Motors as...
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Shea Wilson Smith

December 10, 1946 - October 21, 2021

Shea Wilson Smith, 74, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born December 10, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Jeremiah R. & Marjorie Frances (Stewart) Smith. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School and Marian College (University). He later earned an MBA and a PhD. Shea worked at Maco Beverage and Indiana Beer & Wine along side his father. Shea was an...
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Larry Lee McCallister

October 24, 1935 - October 20, 2021

Dr. Larry Lee McCallister, 85, passed away on October 20, 2021. Dr. McCallister was born on October 24, 1935, in Markleville, Indiana, to the late George and Elizabeth (Atwood) McCallister. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1959. His Internship was at Los Angeles County Medical Center in 1960. He was a practicing physician in Muncie, Indiana, since 1963. In...
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Mary Ann Stevens

July 31, 1946 - October 16, 2021

Mary Ann Stevens, 75, of Anderson passed away on October 16, 2021 at Community Hospital Anderson following a brief illness. She was born July 31, 1946 in Anderson and lived here her entire life. On November 28, 1965 she married Leonard Stevens and together they raised their family. Mary was an active member of Liberty Grove Baptists Church where she participated in Bible study. She loved to...
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Orpha J. Craib

June 13, 1940 - October 15, 2021

Orpha J. Craib, 81, passed away on October 15, 2021 at Homewood Health Campus. She was born on June 13, 1940 in Morgan County, IN to parents, Rev. B. Lloyd and Amy R. (Ford) Louks. She graduated from Laketon High School in 1958 and soon began working for Thomson Consumer Electronics as a machine operator. She retired from there in 1996 after working 35 years. Orpha found her spiritual home at...
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Kristina Toka Waller

February 10, 1985 - October 14, 2021

Kristina Toka Waller, 36, of Greenfield, passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2021. Toka was born on February 10, 1985 in Marion County, IN to parents, Randy and Kathy. She graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 2004 where she was very active in the band. Toka was recently promoted to Supervisor at Freedom Mortgage. She was fiercely independent and outspoken. She was an extremely hard...
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Loretta Mae Johnson

November 6, 1942 - October 13, 2021

Loretta Mae Johnson, 78, of Markleville, IN passed away on October 13, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 6, 1942, in Lee County, Virginia to Howard Lee and Frankie Lee (Gibson) Johnson. Loretta married the love of her life, John Johnson, on August 16, 1963, in Anderson, IN. Her and her "babe" were married for 58 wonderful years. Loretta worked in housekeeping for Henry...
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David Oliver Tyler

December 1, 1937 - October 10, 2021

David Oliver Tyler, 83, of Anderson, passed away on October 10, 2021 at Community Hospital Anderson. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Anderson to the late Virgil and Emma Tyler. David retired from Guide Lamp as a supervisor after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Anderson American Legion, Anderson Eagles Club and the Guide Lamp's Golf Team. He accomplished three holes in one...
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Myrna Jo Hutchison

April 27, 1942 - October 10, 2021

Myrna Jo (Rittenberry) Hutchison passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021 with her family by her side, especially the love of her life for 62 years. Myrna was a homemaker, a wife, a mother, a nanny and a friend. She was a beautiful woman with a loving heart. She loved her family unconditionally especially her grand babies and they loved her dearly (Nanny). Myrna is survived by her husband,...
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Mary Daffo Ferrell

September 8, 1931 - October 10, 2021

Mary "Daffo" Ferrell, 90, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021. Mary was born September 8, 1931, in Jackson County, Tennessee to the late Jim & Sarah Leann (Lynn) Greenwood. She worked for many years in assembly at AT&T. She was a member of Valley Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Mary was known for her cooking, her love of gardening, by mostly for the pride and love she had for her family and...
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Richard Edward Maish

December 29, 1938 - October 2, 2021

Richard "Dick" E. Maish, 82, of Anderson, passed away on October 2, 2021 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana. He was born on December 29, 1938 in Wabash, Indiana to the late James and Winifred (Nolte) Maish. Dick graduated from Roann High School in 1956. He served his country as a Marine from 1956 through 1958. In 1961, he graduated from the International Barber College. He...
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Barbara Caplinger

March 1, 1927 - September 30, 2021

Barbara Ellen Caplinger, 94, of Anderson passed away on September 30, 2021 at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield. She was born March 1, 1927 in Washington, Indiana to the late William and Alta (Barber) Gaither. Barbara worked for a company that created wet suits for the Navy for over 20 years until they closed their doors. She then went on to work for nursing homes and she eventually, became a...
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Diane Ruth Brown

September 14, 1953 - September 30, 2021

Diane Ruth Brown, 68, of Anderson, IN passed away on September 30, 2021 after a brief illness. Diane was born on September 14, 1953 in Ewing, Virginia to Ralph and Ruth (Burke) Stapleton. She married the love of her life, Fred Brown, in 1972 in Anderson, IN. She was a route carrier for the Herald Bulletin for 28 years. She loved playing bingo. Gardening, flowers, QVC, and watching game shows....
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Gene E. Carrier

February 5, 1965 - September 28, 2021

Gene E. Carrier, 56, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021. He was born February 5, 1965, in Beech Grove to the late Ray & Evelyn "Rosie" (Smith) Carrier. Gene worked for F. E. Harding Asphalt company at a dump truck operator. He had previously worked for various car dealerships in the parts department. He loved cars, racing, cheering on the Colts, and working on DIY projects around his...
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Janice Kay Sparks

October 31, 1942 - September 25, 2021

Janice Kay Sparks, 78, of Anderson, passed away on September 25, 2021 at Community Hospital Anderson. She was born on October 31, 1942 in Kokomo to the late Samuel Mason and Evelyn F. (Hensley) Rinehart. Janice was a Realtor with Carpenter Realtors for many years having won many outstanding sales awards. She was a member of the Anderson Rotary Club, National Association of Realtors,...
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Alta M. Crawford

October 27, 1930 - September 21, 2021

Alta Maud Crawford, 90, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born October 27, 1930 in Livingston, Tennessee to the late, Raymond & Nova (Upchurch) Coffman. Alta was a seamstress at Community Hospital for over 28 years. She sewed sheets, gowns, and other items to bring comfort to not only new mothers but also those who passed, and...
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Beverly "Bev" Wood

July 12, 1944 - September 17, 2021

Beverly "Bev" (Martin) Wood, 77, of Anderson, IN passed away Friday, September 17, 2021. She was born on July 12, 1944 in Anderson, IN to the late Frances and Mary (Sokolich) Martin. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Alvin Rodney Wood; her brother, Frank M. Martin; her step-son, Douglas Wood; and grandson, Jacob Wood. Bev was an elementary teacher for Anderson Community Schools...
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Sophia Natane Banker

September 24, 1998 - September 15, 2021

Sophia Natane Banker, 22, left her earthly home to be with her Savior on September 15, 2021 at Compassus Hospice. Sophia was born on September 24, 1998 to parents, Kevin and Diane (Voglewede) Banker. She was a beautiful person, both inside and out. Her parents stated that she had, what they called, the "Sophia Effect." Meaning that she touched the lives of so many people and brought them...
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Mary Cewilla Bilbrey

February 14, 1935 - September 15, 2021

Mary Cewilla Bilbrey, 86, went to be with her loving husband and Heavenly Father on September 15, 2021 after a long battle with dementia. Cee, as her friends called her, retired in 1996 from a career at Western Electric (Indianapolis), then at the food service at Madison Heights High School. She loved to camp and travel with her husband and daughter. They loved to square dance, traveling with...
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Carolyn Kintner

February 28, 1942 - September 10, 2021

Carolyn "Cookie" Sue Kintner, 79, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 28, 1942, in Anderson to the late, Herbert & Bernice (Tucker) Schildmeier. Carolyn married Henry James Kintner on August 30, 1969. She retired from Guide Lamp and was a proud member of the UAW. Carolyn is survived by her children, Lynn (husband,...
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Joseph "Levi" Maxwell

February 5, 1987 - September 7, 2021

Joseph "Levi" Maxwell, 34 of Pendleton, passed away on September 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born on February 5, 1987 in Anderson to Daphne (Pugh) and Larry Maxwell. Levi attended Pendleton Heights High School. He was employed at Wendy's in Pendleton where he enjoyed working with his co-workers. He was a talented guitar player and enjoyed playing video games with family and dear friends,...
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Jesse Lee King

February 2, 1975 - September 1, 2021

Jesse Lee King, 46, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was born February 2, 1975 in Elwood. He will be missed by so many people. Jesse enjoyed being with his friends and family. He was always ready to have a good time. He enjoyed racing and loved watching his son race. Jesse is survived by his wife, Christie King; sons, Xavier (Victoria) King & Jesse (Olivia) King, Jr.; stepson,...
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Hilde A. Mueller

February 7, 1939 - September 1, 2021

Hilde A. Mueller, age 82, of Anderson passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. She was born on February 7, 1939 in Wohlau Kreiss Kaaden, C.S.R. to the late Josef and Rosa (Barth) Anger. After graduation from school she went on to become a licensed beautician. She married Herbert Mueller and raised two children in Germany. The family then moved to the United...
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Charles E. "Chuck" Peters, Sr.

March 21, 1953 - August 29, 2021

Charles E. (Chuck) Peters Sr. born on March 21st, 1953 in Anderson, IN passed away peacefully on August 29th surrounded by his loved ones. Chuck was the owner of Anderson Glass & Mirror for the past 40 years. He loved going to auctions, fishing, and helping others. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Vicky (Davidson) Peters as well as their children Charles (Charlie) Peters Jr.,...
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Roy "Denny" D. Smith, Jr.

July 2, 1932 - August 23, 2021

Roy "Denny" D. Smith, Jr., 89, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, after an extended illness. He was born July 2, 1932, to the late, Roy & Inez (Pumphrey) Smith, Sr. He grew up in Pendleton and graduated from there in 1950. Denny was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He retired from Guide Lamp after 42 & half years in skilled trades. He was a member of Bethany...
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Bonnie Jean Litten

May 2, 1947 - August 21, 2021

Bonnie Jean Litten, 74, passed away at her residence on August 21, 2021 at her residence in Chesterfield, Indiana. Bonnie was born in Anderson on May 2, 1947 to Virginia "Helen" (Cox) Knotts and Earl Samuel Knotts. She married Everett "Bud" Litten on August 10, 1990. She worked as a housekeeper at Bethany Pointe Health Campus and retired after providing over 10 years of service. She was a...
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Rebecca Ann Novakoski

June 12, 1955 - August 21, 2021

Rebecca "Becky" Ann (Tooley) Novakoski passed away at home on Saturday, August 21st, 2021, in Anderson, IN. She was 66 years old. After a difficult battle with cancer, she has entered her eternal rest in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Becky was born in Anderson, IN on June 12, 1955. She graduated from Madison Heights High School, where she loved playing the violin in the...
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Cleopha Josephine Morano

June 18, 1925 - August 20, 2021

Cleopha Josephine (Hewitt) Morano, 96, formerly of Anderson passed away on Friday August 20, 2021, at her home in Branson, Missouri. Cleopha was born on June 18, 1925, in Kokomo, Indiana to Ed and Glendola Hewitt, Sr. Her family moved to Anderson as a child, and she was a graduate of Anderson High School. Cleopha was a devoted wife to her husband, Charles Morano, Jr. and her daughter, Charlene...
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Christopher Jordan Van Buskirk

December 17, 1980 - August 18, 2021

"If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can't I paint you? The words will never show The you I've come to know If a face could launch a thousand ships Then where am I to go? There's no one home but you You're all that's left me too And when my love for life is running dry You come and pour yourself on me If a man could be two places at one time I'd be with you Tomorrow and...
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Pamela "Pam" Kay Wyatt

November 26, 1953 - August 15, 2021

Pamela "Pam" Kay Wyatt, 67, of Elwood, IN passed away on August 15, 2021. Pam was born on November 26, 1953 in Anderson, IN to Charles W. and Doris M. (Shepherd) Bouse. Pam married her loving husband, Robert "Bob" Wyatt, on July 4, 2016 in Elwood, IN. Pam worked in the prep area for Jim Dandy's for 14 years. Pam volunteered for the food pantry and she found her spiritual home at Vineyard Assembly...
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Betty J. Scott

August 24, 1936 - August 12, 2021

Betty J. Scott, 84, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Community Hospital. She was born August 24, 1936, in Tennessee to the late, Kirby & Bertha Cantrell. Betty was a loving Wife, devoted Mother, and joyful Nana. She was an animal lover having many pets over the years. She retired from Guide Lamp after almost 50 years. Betty truly enjoyed her life. Betty is survived by her...
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Prudence Prudy Dillon

August 21, 1938 - August 10, 2021

Prudence "Prudy" Dillon, 82, passed away on August 10, 2021 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown. Prudy was born on August 21, 1938 in Anderson. She was a 1956 graduate of Anderson High School, a member of Tri Kappa and the Pendleton Artists Society (PAS). Prudy also worked as a secretary at Dillon Pattern Works along side her husband, Ronnie, before their retirement. Prudy loved painting...
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Marilyn A. Henderson

February 19, 1930 - August 9, 2021

Marilyn A. Henderson is now rejoicing at home in Heaven with her Lord. Her homecoming occurred August 9, 2021. Marilyn was born February 19, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, the first of three daughters of the late Emmett and Gladys (Kraemer) Harte. Throughout her life, Marilyn had touched the lives of hundreds of children with her love and teaching career. In 1952 she began teaching 4th grade as a...
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Luella Ann Smith

September 8, 1940 - August 8, 2021

Luella Ann Smith, nee Jenkins, passed away peacefully at home, on August 8, 2021. She was predeceased by her mother, Ina Ruth (Lawrence) Jenkins and her father, Carlos WM. Jenkins, both of Anderson; her sister, Kay (Lawrence) Yunger of Kalamazoo, Michigan; her husband, Bob (B.C.) Smith; and her step-son, Brant Smith. Ann earned her Master's in Education at Ball State University after earning...
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Gary W. Shockney

January 8, 1939 - August 7, 2021

Gary W. Shockney, 82, of Anderson, passed away on August 7, 2021 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. He was born on January 8, 1939 in Anderson to the late Cecil and Mary (Morrow) Shockney. Gary graduated from Anderson High School in 1957. He served his country in the US Navy. He was the store manager for Hoyt Wright Clothing Store for 20 years and retired from Brown-Butz-Diedring...
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Elizabeth Irene Priest

March 24, 1931 - August 5, 2021

Elizabeth Irene Noble Priest, 89, Anderson, passed away on August 5, 2021 at her residence. She was born on March 24, 1932 in Pendleton to the late Jesse and Maime (McQuillen) Noble. She graduated from Pendleton in 1951 and retired from Delco Remy in 1983 after 30 years of service. Elizabeth was a member of Cross Roads UMC; Worthy Matron of the Shirley Order of Eastern Star #154; past President...
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Gordon Wayne Lawler

June 9, 1940 - August 4, 2021

Gordon Wayne Lawler passed away on August 4, 2021 from results of a spinal cord injury, 4 years ago. He was born on June 9, 1940 in Anderson and was a Madison County resident most of his life. He graduated from Highland High School in 1958 and Purdue University in 1965. He was a Purdue honor roll student in the School of Veterinary Science and was a veterinarian for nearly 50 years and built and...
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Angela "Angie" Abell-Fleener

January 4, 1966 - August 1, 2021

Angela "Angie" Abell-Fleener, 55, of Anderson, IN passed away at her home on August 1, 2021. Angie was born on January 4, 1966 to William Lee "Billy" and Marilyn Kay (Wells) Fleener. Angie loved gardening, cooking, and listening to music. People were drawn to her and they always mentioned how amazing of a waitress she was. Angie took care of people and would never let you leave her house hungry....
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James L. Dickey

August 21, 1943 - July 31, 2021

James "Jim" L. Dickey, 77, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. He was born August 21, 1943 in Anderson. Jim retired from GM as a tool & die maker. He was a member of St. Ambrose church and enjoyed trap shooting. Jim is survived by special friends, Randy & Anna Counceller. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella (Sokol) Dickey; and best friend, Mickey Flora. Graveside services...
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Christian Michael Cox

May 5, 1986 - July 29, 2021

Christian "Chris" Michael Cox, 35, passed away Thursday, July 29. 2021. He was born May 5, 1986, in Anderson. Chris worked as a manager at Tire Barn. He was an outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping & boating. Chris is survived by his children, Mayli Cox, Kristiana & Christian M. Cox, Jr.; mother & stepfather, Crystal Cox & Jose Santos; father, Patrick Cox; siblings, Ashley Cox, Shaun Cox,...
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Ronald Lee Fox

September 6, 1934 - July 24, 2021

Ronald "Ron" Lee Fox, age 86, passed away peacefully following a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at his assisted living facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Ron was born on September 6, 1934 in Anderson, Indiana to Agnes Ruth Moystner, and raised by his grandparents, Leona & Leroy Bartel. As a youth, Ronnie worked to raise money selling stamps door to door to support the war effort....
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William Lewis Northcutt

January 5, 1942 - July 24, 2021

William Lewis Northcutt, 79, of Anderson, passed away on July 24, 2021 at Countryside Manor in Anderson. He was born on January 5, 1942 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to the late John and Nannie (Jones) Northcutt. William graduated in 1960 from Cynthiana High School with Letters in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky for one year and Ball State...
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Stanley James Holland

May 13, 1943 - July 9, 2021

Stanley James Holland, 78, of Anderson went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness on July 9, 2021 at his residence. He was born on May 13, 1943 in Noblesville to the late Walter and Dorothy (Taylor) Holland. Stanley graduated from Baptist Bible College. He went on to sing for the Gospel Messengers Quartet and was an assistant Pastor. He retired as a Journeyman Millwright from...
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Sharon Sue Patishall

May 4, 1938 - July 9, 2021

Sharon Sue Patishall, age 83, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021. She was born on May 4, 1938 in Mishawaka, Indiana to the late Clyde and Audrey (Harpster) Miller. She is survived by her two children, Tim (Michelle) Patishall of Pendleton, Amy (Mark) Sizemore of Fishers; grandchildren, Lauren (Joe) Cook, Mitchell (Autumn) Patishall, Claire Patishall, Sydney Sizemore, Tanner Sizemore, and Chase...
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Ralph L. Davidson

October 28, 1938 - July 8, 2021

Ralph L. Davidson, 82, went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 8, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 28, 1938 in Burkesville, KY to Bud and Mary (Bliss-Vincent) Davidson. He married the love of his life, Sharon Arnold, on January 22, 1966 in Anderson, IN. Ralph faithfully served our country in the United States Army as a Hawk Missile Tech in Key West, FL. Ralph worked in the hardening...
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Stephen D. Cunningham

March 26, 1957 - July 7, 2021

Stephen D. Cunningham, 64, of Anderson, IN passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2021. Stephen was born on March 26, 1957 to Edward H. and Ruth Ellen (Stephen) Cunningham in Indianapolis, IN. He attended Anderson High School and graduated in 1976. He worked for the Anderson City Parks Department for over 30 years and had made many friends along the way. Stephen will be dearly missed by his...
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Imelda Ann Vores

December 4, 1925 - July 7, 2021

Imelda Ann "Katie" Vores peacefully passed away on July 7, 2021. She was the oldest child of Nicholas and Collette Kolenda. Born in Anderson, she was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and graduated from Anderson High School. Upon graduating, she was employed in the office of Hoyt Wright Men's Clothing Store until her marriage in 1946. She was a mother of eight children and did...
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Richard A. Morgan

June 1, 1930 - July 6, 2021

A beloved brother, Richard A. Morgan went to his heavenly home on July 6, 2021 after a long illness. Born in Anderson, IN on June 1, 1930. He graduated from Markleville HS, and he proudly served in the USMC. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Clarence E. Morgan and Martha A. Morgan, his loving wife Vivian Watson Morgan, four brothers and three sisters. Left to honor and cherish his memory are...
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Roxane Camille Cram

September 30, 1960 - July 4, 2021

Roxane Camille Cram, 60, of Anderson, passed away on July 4, 2021 at her residence. She was born on September 30, 1960 in New Castle to Wendell and Lolita (Snodgrass) Buckley. Roxane worked in the Loan Department for Madison County Credit Union for 29 years. She was the Union Steward for the Office & Professionals Employees International Union Local #1. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and...
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Verla K. Wright

August 23, 1935 - July 4, 2021

Verla K. Wright, 85, of Anderson, IN passed away on July 4, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. Verla was born on August 23, 1935 in Noblesville, IN to Charles Leland and Mary Edith (Smith) Moore. She married the love of her life, Don Wright on April 19, 1958, and from this union they were blessed with two children, Dennis and Darcy. She graduated from Frankton Jr/Sr High School and she attended Ball...
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Sandra Kay Howells

July 25, 1939 - July 2, 2021

Sandra Kay Howells, loving wife and mother of four children, passed peacefully on July 2, 2021 in her home in Estero Florida, at the age of 81. Sandy, as she was known by all her family and friends, was born on July 25, 1939, to Ed and Mary Ward in Anderson, IN. On June 16, 1957, she was married to Ora Stephenson. Together they raised three sons, Rick, Todd, and Greg and one daughter, Lora. ...
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Guido Calvin Speedy

July 13, 1925 - July 1, 2021

Guido C. Speedy, 95, passed away at his Anderson residence. He was born in Anderson and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 47 years. Guido is survived by his son, Brian Speedy; grandchildren, Cody Speedy, Michael Rochford, Jr, & Megan Rochford; and son-in-law, Joseph Ciolli. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Barbara (Mears) Speedy;...
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Dale Edward Schmaltz

May 5, 1945 - July 1, 2021

Dale Edward Schmaltz, 76, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, with his loving wife & pastor by his side. He was born May 5, 1945, in Anderson to the late, Horace & Sylvia (Willman) Schmaltz. He graduated from Highland High School in 1964. Dale was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of the Pendleton American Legion #117. He retired...
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Rosella R. Williams

March 12, 1925 - June 30, 2021

Rosella R. (Faulstich) Williams, 96, of Anderson, passed away on June 30, 2021, at Primrose Memory Care. Rosella was born on March 12, 1925, in Elwood to Peter and Elizabeth (Krebs) Faulstich. She was a graduate of Elwood High School and a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. On September 15, 1951, Rosella married the love of her life, George Williams, and they were married for 67...
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Bill E. Fisher

November 18, 1939 - June 29, 2021

ALEXANDRIA- Bill Fisher, 81, of Alexandria, went to be with his Lord and Savior, June 29, 2021, at his residence. He was born Nov. 18, 1939, in Peru, Indiana the son of the late Ernest and Verlie Fisher and has lived in the Madison County area since his youth. He was a 1957 graduate of Anderson High School and received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Animal Science. Bill's life...
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Gary Bert Manning

July 1, 1944 - June 26, 2021

Gary Bert Manning passed away at home on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the age of 76 surrounded by loved ones. He faced the final weeks of his life after diagnosis with pancreatic cancer much like he lived the rest of his life: with dignity, courage, and faith. Born in Winchester, Indiana on July 1, 1944, Gary grew up in Arba, Indiana and graduated from Spartanburg High. Gary is a veteran of the...
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Robert Van Hudson

October 17, 1941 - June 25, 2021

Robert Van Hudson, 79, of Anderson, passed away June 25, 2021 at Community Hospital, Anderson. He was born on October 17, 1941 in Anderson to the late Russell and Adelaide (Bayless) Hudson. Robert served his country in the US Army. He retired as a Family and Addiction Counselor after 32 years. He was also the first coordinator of the Madison County Drug Court. He was a member of Central...
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Carol Ruth (Crandall) Snider

October 29, 1946 - June 21, 2021

Carol Ruth (Crandall) Snider, age 74, lifelong dancer, choreographer, and consummate showperson, took her final curtain call on Monday, June 21, 2021. She bravely battled brain cancer but continued to dance and spread joy until her final days. Carol was born in Anderson, IN on October 29, 1946. She began dancing at age 4 and her love of dance persisted throughout her entire life. She attended and...
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Catherine J. Holtzleiter

May 16, 1922 - June 20, 2021

Catherine Junkersfeld Holtzleiter, 99, was born May 16,1922 in Pocahontas, Arkansas, to the late Peter and Coletta (Riga) Junkersfeld. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 20, 2021. She was the oldest of 10 children. She moved to Anderson at the age of 16 to work as a home aide and waitress, and later worked for Delco-Remy during WWII. She married Kenneth Holtzleiter on July 4th,...
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Beverly Dempsey Wilson

May 16, 1946 - June 18, 2021

Beverly Dempsey Wilson, 75, of Pendleton passed away on June 18th, 2021 surrounded by those who cherished her most dear. Shortly before leaving this world, she sent her family a beautiful rainbow, assuring them that she was ready for her next adventure. She undoubtedly entered Heaven with a smile on her face, a joke or two about how her departure was a bit premature (attributed to Glioblastoma...
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Marvin K. Swinford

August 26, 1932 - June 17, 2021

Marvin K. Swinford, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, with loved ones by his side. He was born August 26, 1932, to Kenneth & Esther (Tooley) Swinford. He was a 1950 graduate of Anderson High School. Marvin retired from Delco-Remy after 44 years of service. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Briareus from 1951-55. He loved antiquing, gardening, and spending time with family...
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Elease P. Smith

March 6, 1934 - June 17, 2021

Elease P. Smith, 87, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Pendleton. She had been a resident of Anderson. She was born March 6, 1934, in Livingston, TN to the late Waldon & Mildred (Mullins) Paul. Elease was a member of Anderson Church of Christ. She was an avid bowler, playing every chance she got. Elease also loved sewing and sewed everything wedding dresses, clothing, to quilts. ...
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David Arthur Furst

April 14, 1954 - June 16, 2021

David Arthur Furst passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. He was born on April 14, 1954 to Pearson and Kathleen (Riley) Furst in New Castle, PA, who precede him in death. A graduate of Neshannok High School in New Castle, PA and Youngstown State University, OH. David enjoyed football, playing as a tight end where he claimed to boost the career of QB Ron Jaworski. ...
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Marva J. Paulie

January 25, 1935 - June 16, 2021

Marva J. Paulie, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She was born January 25, 1935, in Kelly, Kansas to the late, Vincent & Dorothy (Luckeroth) Aziere. Marva was an active member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church having served in the Altar Society, past chair of funeral dinners, and the Mother Elizabeth Seton Seniors. She had also been a past member of the Home Ec Club. Marva is...
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Nancy Lynn Good

December 5, 1942 - June 14, 2021

Nancy Lynn Good, 78, of Anderson, IN went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 14, 2021 in Anderson, IN. Nancy was born on December 5, 1942 in Pendleton, IN to Theodore and Mary (Stoner) Green. Nancy married the love of her life, Robert Lee Good, on March 9, 1963 in Anderson, IN. Nancy was a school bus driver for Anderson Community Schools for over 20 years. She also helped Bob with his liquor...
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Mary M. Fadely

January 27, 1927 - June 13, 2021

Mary M. Fadely, 94, of Middletown, IN went to be with her Heavenly Father on June 13, 2021 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. Mary was born on January 27, 1927 in Tipton, IN to Charles Mountcastle and Lucy (Dearth) Mountcastle. She married her loving husband, Bill E. Fadely on February 27, 1944 in New Castle, IN. Mary worked for Hardy Manufacturing in Pendleton, IN for 10 years. Mary loved playing...
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Bradley James Wright

August 17, 1955 - June 11, 2021

Bradley James Wright, 65, of Anderson, passed away on June 11, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 17, 1955 in Muncie to the late Keith Wright and Venita (Giles) Stark. Brad retired in 2009 from Muncie Metal Spinning as a welder after 33 years of employment. He was an avid racing fan. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Stone) Wright; son Doug Wright; daughters,...
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Aria Kay Ridenour

June 22, 2020 - June 6, 2021

Aria Kay Ridenour, 11 months old, went to Heaven on June 6, 2021. She was born June 22, 2020, the daughter of Cassandra Kay & Brandon Ridenour. Aria had five teeth and the biggest brown eyes. Her favorite cartoon was Bubble Guppies but loved watching Blues Clues with her brother and watching The Office with her mommy. She is survived by her parents, Cassandra & Brandon; brother, Robert...
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Norma Jean Becker

August 20, 1927 - June 6, 2021

Norma Jean Becker of Anderson, affectionately known as "Jeanne", went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the age of 93. Jeanne was born on August 20, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Ruth and Aubrey Hale, and lived in Anderson, Indiana most of her adult life. Jeanne married the love of her life, Ross Becker, in May 1946 after he returned home from...
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David Allen Wood

October 20, 1948 - June 6, 2021

David Allen Wood, 72, a lifelong resident of Anderson, IN went to his Heavenly Home on June 6, 2021, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on October 20, 1948 in Elwood to Paul and Phyllis (Wilson) Wood. David dedicated 33 years of his life to teaching and administrative work for multiple school systems. He was a school teacher for 15 years and an administrator for 18 years....
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Mary R. Lloyd

October 10, 1924 - June 5, 2021

Mary Ruth Shepler Lloyd was peacefully born into eternal life on June 5, 2021. She was a resident of Anderson for the last 20 years to be near her daughter, Becky, and three grandsons. Mary was born to Elza & Flora (Bishop) Jacobs in Carroll County, Kentucky on October 10, 1924. She was one of eight children including the late J.R. Jacobs of Liberty, Indiana. She came to Liberty in 1943...
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Larry Noble Higgins

September 28, 1945 - May 30, 2021

Larry Noble Higgins, 75, passed away May 30, 2021, after sustaining multiple injuries from a car accident on February 9. Larry was born September 28, 1945 to the late G. Noble & Virginia (Fite) Higgins. He retired from South Madison Community Schools as a bus driver for 37 years. He also retired from the City of Anderson after serving over 30 years. He was currently employed by the City of...
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Jacquelyne Bronkella

July 9, 1943 - May 30, 2021

On May 30, 2021, Jacquelyne Bronkella, 77, of Anderson passed away in Anderson, Indiana after an extended illness. Jackie, the youngest of six, was born to Dale and Pearl (Shaw) McKeand in Anderson, Indiana on July 9th, 1943. After graduating from Anderson High School in 1961, Jackie worked as an Accounting Professional, Journalist, and Human Resource Manager until retiring in 2006. On...
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Donna Lou Sanders

September 22, 1960 - May 28, 2021

Donna Lou Stone Sanders, 60, of Anderson passed away May 28th, 2021, at Community Hospital of Anderson after a brief illness. Donna was born September 22, 1960, in Anderson, to Robert Stone,Sr. and Thelma Stone and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Donna graduated from Anderson Highschool and was a server for many years at Redbrick Inn and worked for GM. She was a member of the Anderson Eagles...
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Evelyn Yvonne Bucci

May 25, 1953 - May 27, 2021

Evelyn Yvonne Bucci, 68 of Pendleton, went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2021. She was born on May 25, 1953 in Elwood to the late Robert and Carol (Harvey) Webb. Evelyn was a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School. She drove a school bus for Anderson Transit. She was a Tax Preparer at H&R Block in Pendleton, IN for over 30 years. She attended Faith Church where she was baptized. She...
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Jane Ann "Janie" Coleman

December 30, 1959 - May 26, 2021

Jane Ann "Janie" Coleman, of Anderson, IN went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 26, 2021. Janie was born on December 30, 1959 at St. John's Hospital in Anderson, IN. She was the only child of Floyd Ray and Carol (Baker) Stelter. She married the love of her life, Randall Coleman, on December 17, 1983 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The two had been married for 37 years. Janie worked for...
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John E. King

August 17, 1939 - May 20, 2021

John E. King, 81, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed from Earth to Heaven to meet his Lord on May 20, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was born August 17,1939 and attended Anderson High School. John started his career at Beach's Filling Station on Broadway where he later nicknamed himself "Goober". After that, John worked for Greer Steel Company and...
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Larry Bret Maxwell

May 20, 1958 - May 16, 2021

Larry Bret Maxwell, 63, of Pendleton, passed away at his residence on May 16, 2021. He was born in Anderson on May 20, 1958 to Bobbie and Betty (Huse) Maxwell Larry was the owner of Maxwell's Trim Shop in Pendleton. He was a special one of a kind person. He loved racing from Go-Karts to Drag Racing, traveling and camping at NASCAR races and restoring antique cars. He also enjoyed nature and...
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Robert "Bob" Lee Good

February 8, 1943 - May 13, 2021

Robert "Bob" Lee Good, 78, of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home. Bob, a lifelong resident of Anderson, was born on February 8, 1943 to Adrian and Agnes (Cottrell) Good. He married his sweetheart, Nancy Green, on March 9, 1963 in Anderson, IN. Bob had a few different jobs throughout his life. He owned "A. Good Liquor Store" here in Anderson, IN. He drove a school bus for...
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Beth Ann Richman

June 20, 1967 - May 12, 2021

Beth Ann Richman, 53, of Anderson passed away on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at Community Hospital in Anderson. Beth was born to Jim and Nikki (Staley) Richman on June 20, 1967 in Anderson. She was a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School and Marian College in Indianapolis. Beth was a devoted caregiver at Community Northview Care Center, who offered love and respect to her patients. However, in...
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Wendell Eugene Vaughn

August 23, 1938 - May 10, 2021

Wendell Eugene Vaughn, 82, of Pendleton, Indiana, passed away on May 10, 2021 at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on August 23, 1938 in Wayne County, Kentucky to the late Theo and Minnie (Abbott) Vaughn. Wendell had worked as a machinist for Schwitzer Corporation for 22 years. He was baptized at Lick Creek Baptist Church in Ritner, Kentucky and attended various...
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Timothy J. Ryan III

February 18, 1937 - May 8, 2021

Timothy J. Ryan, III, 84, of Pendleton, passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Tim was born on February 18, 1937 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Timothy J. Ryan, II and Catherine (McCarron) Ryan. He was a graduate of the Pittsfield High School, and then began a career in the United States Army. His career in the Army, literally took Tim around the world, but his most notable...
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Daniel Ray Shipley

July 22, 1951 - May 7, 2021

Daniel Ray Shipley, 69, passed away at his residence Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born in Anderson to the late Carl Junior & Gladys Louise (Ellingwood) Shipley. Daniel had retired as a truck driver having driven for Tibbets, Rhino Trucking, and other local companies. He was an avid fisherman and a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #174. Daniel is survived by his children, Angel ...
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