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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

Melanie (Michael) Wilder

July 27, 1949 - May 16, 2017

Melanie (Michael) Wilder, 67, of Anderson, passed away May 16, 2017, at her residence following and extended illness. She was born July 27, 1949, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Chauncy and Gail (Hancock) Michael and lived in the area her entire life. Melanie was member of the Anderson High School Class of 1967. On October 4, 1975 she married George Wilder. She was an avid reader,...
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Robert L. "Bob" Trueblood

November 29, 1925 - May 14, 2017

Robert L. "Bob" Trueblood, 91, of Anderson, passed away May 14, 2017 at Community Northview Care Center after a brief illness. He was born November 29, 1925 in Anderson to the late Charles and Grace (Johnson) Trueblood. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and was a lifelong Anderson resident. In 1993, he retired from Guide Division of General Motors after 42 ½ years of service. Bob...
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Jerry Eugene Gray

November 13, 1940 - May 14, 2017

ANDERSON- Jerry Eugene Gray, 76, Anderson, passed away at his residence on May 14, 2017. He was born November 13, 1940 in Anderson to Wilbur and Bertha (Van Horn) Gray. He graduated from Pendleton High School and served his country in the United States Air Force as an MP. He retired from Delco Remy (Plant 11) in 1999 after 35 years of service. Jerry enjoyed NASCAR, IU Basketball, Chicago...
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Kenneth H. Ballinger

November 11, 1937 - May 13, 2017

Kenneth H. Ballinger, 79, Anderson, passed away May 13, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson. He was born November 11, 1937, in Indianapolis, the son of the late Kenneth E. and Helen (Wolf) Ballinger. He lived in Anderson all of his life and was a graduate of Anderson High School and attended Ball State University and Parsons College. After college Kenny worked with the Episcopal Church...
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Marjorie Hickman

April 8, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Marjorie A. Hickman, 87, of Anderson, passed away May 11, 2017, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. She was born April 8, 1930, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Charles Brown and Garnet (Boden) Faust. She was a lifelong Madison County resident and a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Terry (Linda) Hickman, of Crawford, Tenn., Michael (Gail) Hickman, of Portland, Tenn., Marvin ...
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Christian Bradley Lockridge

December 10, 1996 - May 8, 2017

Anderson – Christian Bradley Lockridge, 20, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2017. He was born on December 10, 1996 in Anderson. Christian attended Anderson High School. He enjoyed WWE, NASCAR, fishing and country music. Christian is survived by his parents, Gina Britton and Larry Lockridge; step-father, David Britton; adoptive parents, Michael and Charisma (Cobb) Brown of...
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Betty J Carter

September 6, 1933 - May 8, 2017

Betty J. Carter, 83, of Anderson, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born September 6, 1933, in Windfall to the late, Lee & Elizabeth (Fennell) Bogue. Betty & her husband owned Shady Rest Mobile Home Park from 1969-2012. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (wife, Teresa) Carter of Anderson; brother, Jack Bogue of Windfall; special niece, Darlene Barker; and several nieces and...
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Marvin W. Baker

July 1, 1922 - May 8, 2017

Reverend Marvin W. Baker Marvin W. Baker, 94, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully at his home on May 8, 2017, following an illness of seven months. Born on July 1, 1922, to Earl and Daisy Scruggs Baker, he was raised on a farm near French Lick, Indiana. He felt the call to ministry at a young age and preached his first sermon as a teenager at...
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Amelia Jean Rudolf

October 16, 1919 - May 3, 2017

Anderson-Amelia "Jean" Rudolf , of Anderson, passed away on May 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on October 16, 1919 in Anderson to Boleslaw and Helena (Bucho) Sacilowski. She was a homemaker. Amelia was a member of St. Ambrose Church. She loved spending time with family and friends, and was proud of her Polish heritage. She is survived by her children,...
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Wendell J. Clark

July 16, 1922 - May 1, 2017

Wendell J. Clark, 94, Anderson, passed away May 1, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson after an extended illness. He was born July 16, 1922, in Dexter, MO, the son of the late Roy L. and Revah M. (Blackburn) Clark. He served in the US Marines and retired in 1977 from Guide Lamp after 35 years; he was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and drove a school bus for St. Mary's School for...
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Mary Arlowene Todd

September 2, 1923 - May 1, 2017

Anderson- Mary Arlowene (Campbell) Todd, 93, of Anderson, passed away on May 1, 2017 at Community Hospital South. She was born on September 2, 1923 in Anderson to the late Russell Wagner and Bessie (Jarrett) Cooper. She retired from St. John's Hospital as a Ward Clerk for the Surgical Department after more than 30 years. Mary is survived by her children,...
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Connie Jean Hunt

September 2, 1948 - April 28, 2017

Connie Jean Hunt, 68, formerly of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly, on April 28, 2017, at Community Hospital North. She was born September 2, 1948, in Anderson, the daughter of Eddie and Mabel (Benjamin) Scantland. She had been employed by the Finance Center at Ft Benjamin Harrison and retired after 45 years of employment. She is survived by a son, Wesley (wife, Joan) Hunt, of New...
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James M. "Huck" Mills

July 15, 1935 - April 27, 2017

James M. "Huck" Mills, age 81, of Anderson, passed away April 27, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born on July 15, 1935 and was a resident of Anderson most of his life. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1953, and apprentice school where he served a four year apprenticeship to become a tool and die maker. He retired from Fisher Guide as a tool room supervisor...
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Rose Slack

June 17, 1939 - April 21, 2017

Rose T. Slack, 77, of Anderson, passed away April 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born on June 17, 1939 in Bedford, Indiana to the late Jeptha and Virginia (Petty) Thomas. She retired from Guide Corporation after 20 years of service. Rose was a member of the New Hope Trinity Church in Anderson, and the local UAW. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, and birds. Rose is survived by her husband...
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Kurtis Brian Gwaltney

January 11, 1991 - April 18, 2017

Kurtis Brian Gwaltney passed away on Tuesday April 18, while doing one of the things he loved most, riding his Ducati 1098 on his favorite stretch of winding road. He was 26. Kurtis was born January 11, 1991 to Brian and Sabine Gwaltney of Anderson. They attended Southern Heights Christian Church and Kurtis attended Anderson Christian School, grades Pre-K thru 6. He was baptized at age 12. ...
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Lylnel E. Nicholson

May 24, 1944 - April 18, 2017

Lylnel E. Nicholson, 72, of New Castle, passed away April 18, 2017. He was born May 24, 1944 in Indianapolis to the late Meredith and Mary (Vibbert) Nicholson. He is survived by his sisters, Wanda (Bill) York of Poland, Karen (Richard) Isom of Anderson, Jo Ella (friend, John Norris) Riley of Anderson and Barbara (friend, Floyd) Cox of Kokomo; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and...
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Mary M. Tooley

September 10, 1917 - April 14, 2017

Mary M. Tooley, 99, Anderson, passed away April 14, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield due to natural causes. She was born September 10, 1917, in Terre Haute, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Jordan) Egnew. Mary obtained a teaching certificate from Indiana State, and moved to Anderson in the 1940's. She was a homemaker and made many friends selling Avon for thirteen years....
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Rosemary Szumilas

May 12, 1932 - April 13, 2017

Rosemary Szumilas, 84, of Lexington, S.C. and formerly of Anderson, passed away April 13, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born in Beech Grove, IN on May 12, 1932 to the late Eugene and Evelyn (Schilling) Gohmann and had lived in Anderson since 1965 before moving to Lexington, S.C. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis and St. Mary's College, Notre Dame. Rosemary worked...
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Phillip B. Junkersfeld

September 11, 1944 - April 12, 2017

Phillip B. Junkersfeld, 72, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning at his residence in Haine City, Florida. He was born on September 11, 1944 to the late Peter and Coletta (Riga) Junkersfeld in Anderson. Phillip grew up in "The Acre" with his 10 brothers and sisters. He was a Journeyman and business owner in the local sheet metal trade. He enjoyed old cars, playing...
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Thelma S. Pope

April 30, 1933 - April 12, 2017

Thelma S. Pope, age 83, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Rawlins House following a stroke and complications. She was born on April 30, 1933 in Columbia, KY to the late Willie and Nora Scott. She was raised in Columbia, KY and had resided in Anderson for the past 65 years. Thelma worked at Frisch's Anderson Big Boy Restaurant, RCA in Marion for 10 years and then...
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Mary D. Bowlin

July 26, 1939 - April 6, 2017

Mary D. Bowlin, 77, of Anderson, passed away on April 6, 2017 at Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on July 26, 1939 to the late Clarence and Ellen Doris (Catt) Boyd. She graduated from Anderson High School Class of 1958 and Ball State University. Mary worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 40 years, retiring in 2002. She was a...
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Dennis P. Kumkowski

September 25, 1949 - April 4, 2017

Dennis P. Kumkowski, 67, of Anderson, passed away on April 4, 2017 at Providence Group Health Care in Anderson. A private family service will be held at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with burial at East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.
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Richard A. "Dick" Cowger

July 1, 1934 - March 31, 2017

Richard A. "Dick" Cowger, 82, Anderson, passed away March 31, 2017, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 1, 1934, in Terre Haute, the son of the late Robert and Virginia (High) Cowger. He was a 1952 graduate of Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights. He attended Purdue University and graduated from Metro State College in Denver. His career...
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Christi A. Hart

October 17, 1961 - March 30, 2017

Christi A. Hart, 55, of Pendleton, passed away March 30, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on October 17, 1961 and resided most of her life in Anderson and Pendleton. She graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1979. Christi had worked at the Rawlins House for fourteen years and then Guide Corp for ten years. She was...
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Marybelle Forein

February 18, 1918 - March 28, 2017

Marybelle Forein passed away peacefully after a short illness with her daughters beside her on March 28, 2017. She was 99 years old. Marybelle was born in Hillsdale, Indiana on February 18, 1918, the second of four children and the only girl. She attended Indiana State Teachers College and married Lewis E. Forein of Ridge Farm, Illinois at Turkey Run State Park in 1939. Shortly thereafter...
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David Eugene Goyer

September 14, 1921 - March 25, 2017

ANDERSON- David Goyer, 95, Anderson, passed away March 25, 2017 at St. Vincent's Regional Hospital Anderson. He was born September 14, 1921 in Greentown, to Vergil and Venus Goyer. The family farmed around Kokomo. With six children they moved to Anderson for work. David graduated from Anderson High School. David knew no strangers. He worked at Anderson Mattress for 20 years, then retired...
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Marge Harvey

March 1, 1921 - March 22, 2017

Marge I. Harvey March 1, 1921 – March 22, 2017 Marge Harvey, 96, formerly of Anderson who resided in Dacula, GA for the last four years quietly slipped away to her eternal home on Wednesday, March 22nd. She was born in Sabetha, KS, on March 1, 1921, to Omer and Alma (Brammer) Porter. During her high school years, the family was forced to leave the perils of farming in KS and moved to...
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Hassel "Hack" E. Phipps

October 16, 1936 - March 21, 2017

Hassel E. "Hack" Phipps, 80, of Anderson, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born in Crossville, TN on October 16, 1936, the son of the late Charles and Georgia (Reed) Phipps. He served in the U.S. Navy and then settled in Anderson where he worked as a supervisor for Nicholson File until the plant closure. Hassel was a member of the...
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Anna Belle McCord

February 2, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Anna Belle McCord, 97, Anderson, passed away March 19, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield after an extended illness. She was born February 2, 1920, in Tuscola, IL, the daughter of the late Fred and Marie (Smith) Scheideman. She moved to Anderson in 1934 and graduated from Anderson High School in 1938. She worked for over 23 years as a secretary for the Anderson Community Schools. She...
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Darrell Eric Atkinson

June 13, 1962 - March 17, 2017

Darrell Eric Atkinson, 54, formerly of Anderson, passed away March 17, 2017, at his Indianapolis residence. He was born June 13, 1962, in Anderson to the late F. Dale & Agnes (Shelton) Atkinson. He is survived by his brothers, Wayne Atkinson of Losantville and Allen Atkinson of Shirley. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, in East Maplewood Cemetery. ...
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William S. Svyantek

July 29, 1932 - March 17, 2017

William S. Svyantek, 84, formerly of Anderson, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 in Marion. He was born July 29, 1932 in Ralph, PA to the late Joseph & Sophia (Kissell) Svyantek. William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea (1955-1956). Playing or coaching football for over fifty years, he was a football coach with the Marion Community School System for many years. He...
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Nicole L. Elijah Brown

October 2, 1969 - March 15, 2017

Nicole L. Elijah Brown, 47, Anderson, passed away March 15, 2017 at her parent's home with her parents and brother by her side after a brave battle against colon cancer. Nicole was born on October 2, 1969, she was a homemaker, married to Johnny D. Brown. She has a daughter Joanna (husband, Andrew) Zumwalt; a granddaughter, Abriella Zumwalt; her parents, Jerry and Susan Boone Elijah; a brother...
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Richard "Dick" Lyons

January 21, 1940 - March 15, 2017

Richard A. "Dick" Lyons, 77, of Anderson, passed away March 15, 2017 at the Alexandria Care Center. He was born January 21, 1940 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Charles Lyons and Evelette Lyons-Himes. He was a lifelong Anderson resident. He attended Anderson High School and had work for the former Emge Packing Company for 33 years retiring in 1991. He is survived by a son, Louis...
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Edward F. Dhondt

August 14, 1942 - March 14, 2017

Father Edward F. Dhondt, 74, Anderson, passed away March 14, 2017 at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born August 14, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late Henry J. and Sabina (Loftus) Dhondt. He was a graduate of Marian University and St. Meinard Seminary of Theology. He was ordained on May 24, 1969 and appointed to Faculty at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette; 1974...
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Emma Imogene Teeters

August 3, 1931 - March 11, 2017

ANDERSON- Emma Imogene (Bookout) Teeters, 85, of Marion, passed away on March 11, 2017 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. She was born on August 3, 1931 in Lawrence County, Arkansas to the late Earl and Lora (Jackson) Bookout. Emma was a homemaker. She was a member of the Northeast Church of God in Marion, and the Marine League Toy for Tots. She loved animals and was a doll collector...
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Beatrice Hosier

January 1, 1928 - March 10, 2017

Beatrice Hosier, 89, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne where she resided for the last 2 years. She led a fairly active life including an offsite Christmas visit with family in December 2016 filled with love and laughter and surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bea is survived by daughters Angela (Mike) Armstrong and...
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Judy Ann Pickering

November 5, 1942 - March 9, 2017

Judy Ann Pickering, 74, Anderson, passed away March 9, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson. She was born November 5, 1942, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Emerson L Pickering and Helen Pickering Cox. Judy was very passionate about Politics, Sports, Crime Watch, her beloved cats, and her online friends that she often passed the time with. She is survived by her sister, Candy (Jerry...
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Pamela Anne Yunker-Stephany

August 10, 1963 - March 7, 2017

Pamela Anne Yunker-Stephany, 53, of Anderson, passed away March 7, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born on August 10, 1963, in Anderson the daughter of Jack and Barbara (Potter) Yunker. Upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After her enlistment she worked at various jobs in the area including at S&S Steel and as a manager at McDonalds until her illness. ...
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Joan Huffman

August 7, 1925 - March 2, 2017

Joan Huffman, 91, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was formerly of Anderson. She was born on August 7, 1925, in Anderson to the late, Ross & Mae (Craig) Myers. Joan graduated Anderson High School in 1943. She retried from Gwinn's Drugs after 28 years as a clerk. She is survived by her children, David (wife, Jane) Brattain of New Palestine and daughter, Amy Jo...
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Ralph Buddy Franklin

March 22, 1957 - February 23, 2017

ANDERSON - Buddy Franklin (Ralph C. Franklin) , 59, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1957 in Anderson, IN to William Earl Franklin and Peggy J (Franklin, Stone) Farrington. He was a member of Labor Union Local 120. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fast cars, motorcycles, playing pool, and spending time with loved ones. Buddy was...
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Georgia Ann Hoopingarner

August 23, 1937 - February 20, 2017

ANDERSON- Georgia Ann (Wills) Hoopingarner, 79, of Pendleton, passed away on February 20, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on August 23, 1937 in New Castle to the late Harold and Emma (Padgett) Wills. Georgia was employed as a cafeteria worker at Valley Grove School. She also worked as secretary at Central Christian Church, Aspire of Anderson, and E. 91st...
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Peggy Harrington Stennis Rucker

June 28, 1940 - February 17, 2017

Peggy Ann Harrington Stennis Rucker, 76, of Anderson, passed away February 17, 2017, at Community Hospital North. She was born June 28, 1940, in Gholston, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Wilbert and Annie (Westerfield) Harrington. Peggy retired form Guide Lamp after 25 years of employment. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, baking, knitting, crocheting, decorating her home and...
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Frances Arlene Faulkenberg

October 1, 1928 - February 17, 2017

Arlene Faulkenberg, 88, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at her residence. She was born October 1, 1928, in Anderson to the late, Russell & Mary (Russell) Shaul. She attended Anderson High School before being a homemaker. Arlene attended Lone Oak Wesleyan Church. She was adventurous in younger years but was always fun loving. She enjoyed playing Euchre and Farkle, but most of...
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Cheryl "Cheri" Arnold

April 8, 1957 - February 14, 2017

Cheryl "Cheri" Arnold, 59, of Anderson, passed away February 14, 2017 at Community Hospital North. Cheri was born April 8, 1957, in Anderson, the daughter of Clarence and Alta (Coffman) Crawford. She has been a lifelong Anderson resident and has worked at Community Hospital Anderson for over 35 years, currently serving as an administrative secretary. Cheri was the consummate mother,...
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Mary Catherine (Paschal) Griffin

April 7, 1924 - February 14, 2017

Mary Catherine (Paschal) Griffin, age 92, unexpectedly passed away February 14, 2017 at Community Hospital. Born April 7, 1924, Mary Paschal was the youngest daughter in a family with 15 children. Throughout her life, she proudly spoke of growing up in Anderson's Irondale neighborhood where neighbors were extended family and "everyone helped each other." She attended the Irondale Church of...
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Charles R. Murdock

November 11, 1928 - February 14, 2017

Charles R. Murdock, 88, Anderson, passed away February 14, 2017, at Community Hospital in Anderson. He was born November 11, 1928, in Anderson, the son of the late Duncan and Agnes (George) Murdock. He retired from Container Corporation of Anderson after 47 years. Charles was an active member of the Salvation Army working and coaching youth basketball and serving as Athletic Director of Men's...
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Michael Eugene Moore

August 1, 1942 - February 11, 2017

Michael Eugene Moore, 74, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at his residence. He was born August 1, 1942, in Anderson to the late, Charles & Mary E. (Smith) Moore. He graduated from Frankton High School. Michael retired from the City of Anderson, Water Department, after 35 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nelma (Tranbarger...
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Justice MaeLynn Graves

December 23, 2016 - February 9, 2017

Justice MaeLynn Graves, 6 weeks, passed away February 9, 2017 at Riley Hospital for Children. She was born December 23, 2016 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Dale Graves, Jr. and Sierra Gunnells. In addition to her parents, Justice is survived by her brothers Lyle Graves and Zaviar; grandparents, Kathy & Dale Graves, Sr. and Dawn Coman; aunts, Brighten Graves, Landis (William) Mcelroy, and...
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Cynthia Darlene Miller

May 29, 1950 - February 7, 2017

ANDERSON- Cynthia Darlene Miller, 66, of Anderson passed away on February 7, 2017 at IU Methodist Hospital following an extended illness. She was born on May 29, 1950 in Anderson to Clarence Edward Warmke, and the late Joyce Lorraine (Cruson) Warmke. Cindy graduated in 1968 from Highland High School. Before retiring after 15 years of service, she was an insurance agent with American...
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William O. "Bill" Downs

September 28, 1942 - February 5, 2017

William O. "Bill" Downs, 74, Anderson, passed away February 5, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born September 28, 1942, in Anderson and was a 1960 graduate of Highland High School and attended Purdue University. He retired from Delco Remy in 1996 as a toolmaker after 35 years and was a member of the UAW-CIO Local #662. Bill was a Little League Baseball Coach for 20 years and...
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Howard L. "Butch" Dulworth

August 11, 1943 - February 5, 2017

Howard L. "Butch" Dulworth, 73, of Anderson, passed away February 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 11, 1943 in Albany, Kentucky, the son of Wiley and Gay (Poston) Dulworth. He had been a dental technician for over 40 years and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Ella Dulworth; sons, Mike (Kathy) Pine, Dennis (Marcie) Pine and Gene Paschal...
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Kim Dietzer

April 20, 1956 - February 1, 2017

Kim Dietzer, 60, of Anderson passed away February 1, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born April 20, 1956 in Muncie, the son of the late Donel and Betty Dietzer and lived in Madison County his entire life. Kim is survived by his wife Cathy; step-son, Jason Beck; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown-Butz...
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Barbara Ellen Ramsey

July 21, 1933 - January 30, 2017

Barbara Ellen Ramsey, 83, of Anderson, passed away January 30, 2017 at Community Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Eaton on July 21, 1933 to the late John and Mable (Lipscomb) Wechsler. She had lived in Anderson most of her life and was a retired beautician. She is survived by her son, Ken (Carolene) Ramsey of Kodak, TN; her daughter, Terry Ramsey of Anderson; her son, Bobby...
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Brandon Lee Senseney

July 2, 1980 - January 29, 2017

Brandon Lee Senseney, 36, formally of Anderson, passed away, January 29, 2017, following a brief illness. Brandon was born July 2, 1980 in Anderson and was a 1999 graduate of Anderson High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 2004 and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He enjoyed sports, especially IU Basketball and the Colts and was an avid golfer. ...
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Leonard Biby

March 17, 1928 - January 29, 2017

Leonard "Len" O. Biby, 88, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born March 17, 1928 in Piedmont, OK to the late Raymond & Olive Marie (Wise) Biby. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Kingston Avenue Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Leonard was also a member of the Lion's Club in Pendleton. He...
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Nancy Jane Bennett

October 21, 1932 - January 28, 2017

Nancy Jane Bennett, 84, Springport, passed away January28, 2017 at her residence. She was born on October 21, 1932 in Anderson to the late Michael and Wilma (McWithy) Kirchner. Nancy graduated from Anderson High School in 1950. She was a Treasurer of the past Luray Nazarene church. She enjoyed playing UNO with her granddaughters, drawing and sketching. She would design holiday cards for her...
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Debra Rose Veppert

July 9, 1957 - January 26, 2017

Debra Rose Eytchison Veppert, 59, of Anderson passed away January 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on July 9, 1957 and has lived in Anderson most of her life. Debbie was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and working in her garden. She loved sewing, making quilts and being with her family. She would create beautiful...
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John & Virginia Hurley

January 26, 2017

They met at a wedding. John G. (Jack) and Virginia G. (Ginny) Hurley made their final trip together Thursday, January 26, 2017. Jack was the son of Dr. JR and Shirley Hurley of Daleville. Ginny was the daughter of John and Esther Graham of Logansport where she was raised on a farm. Ginny was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Hughes. Jack was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor...
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Phyllis G. Wilson

September 27, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Phyllis G. Wilson, 84, of Anderson, passed away January 24, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Anderson on September 27, 1932 to the late Samuel and Ruth (Baldwin) Wilson. She attended Anderson High School and was a lifelong Anderson resident. She retired from PayLess after several years of service. Phyllis lived at Longfellow Plaza where...
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Marion M. Hostetler

November 13, 1951 - January 24, 2017

Marion Maxine Hostetler, 65, of Anderson, passed away January 24, 2017 at St Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born November 13, 1951, in Marion, the daughter of the late Marion and Madonna (Hefner) Booth. She had been employed as a server at various restaurants. She is survived by her sisters, Patricia Williams, of Anderson, Pam McLendon of Georgia and Peggy Booth of Auburn. ...
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Mark T. Shaw

February 18, 1960 - January 23, 2017

Mark Thomas Shaw, age 56, of Anderson, passed away on January 23, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born in Anderson to the late Gene and Patricia (Melcher) Shaw. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Shaw of Anderson; sons, William Shaw of Anderson, Carroll (Patti Kovach) Bilbrey of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Edith; sister, Doty (Noel)...
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Pauline E. (Hobart) Swann

June 3, 1923 - January 23, 2017

Pauline E. (Hobart) Swann, 93, Chesterfield, passed away January 23, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor, Chesterfield. She was born on June 3, 1923 in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of the late Carl and Eugeine Hobart. Pauline served in various community organizations throughout her life. She was president of the Chesterfield Elementary School P.T.A., den mother of Boy Scouts Troop 214, Room...
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Daniel W. Sailors

August 14, 1950 - January 23, 2017

Daniel W. Sailors, 66, formerly of Anderson, passed away January 23, 2017, at Northwest Manor Health Care in Indianapolis after an extended illness. He was born August 14, 1950, in Anderson, the son of the late William and Bessie Sailors. Daniel lived most all of his life in Anderson and worked 10 years as a custodian for Anderson First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his brother and...
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Betty JoAnn Heffernan

January 7, 1934 - January 22, 2017

Betty JoAnn Heffernan, 83, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, in Lima, Ohio. She was born January 7, 1934, in Anderson to the late Clyde & Cletis (Stewart) Connelly. JoAnn was a 1952 graduate of Markleville High School and a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Muncie. JoAnn was a dedicated mother and wife. She loved to read but also enjoyed sewing and crocheting. ...
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Antonia Izabelle Diaz

December 23, 1997 - January 21, 2017

Antonia Izabelle Diaz, 19, of Anderson, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born December 23, 1997, in Anderson. She was a 2016 graduate from Anderson Preparatory Academy, and had enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Toni Belle had a shining personality, vibrant energy, and a compassionate soul. She loved to spend time with her friends and had a passion for performing through music and...
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Melvin D. Miller

July 5, 1934 - January 18, 2017

Melvin D. Miller, 82, Anderson, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Bethany Pointe Health Campus after a several month illness. He was born July 5, 1934, in Nortonville, Kentucky, the son of the late Lloyd & Oshie Miller. He lived most of his life in Anderson and retired in 1999 from Guide Lamp after 27 years. He was a member of South Meridian Church of God and later Madison Park...
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Leland Jack Keesling

May 12, 1932 - January 17, 2017

Leland G. "Jack" Keesling, age 84, of Anderson, passed away on January 17, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Henry County on May 12, 1932, to the late Cecil and Crystal Keesling. He graduated from Cadiz High School and has resided in Anderson since 1951. He retired from Delco Remy in 1988 after 37 ½ years of service. Jack enjoyed...
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Patricia Ann Collins

September 30, 1929 - January 16, 2017

Patricia Hennigan Collins, 87, formerly of Muncie, Indiana died peacefully at St. Vincent Anderson Regional on January 16, 2017, after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born on September 30, 1929, in Muncie to the late Francis & Lena Hennigan. Patricia graduated Muncie Central in 1948, where she was active in art and choir. She attended St. Lawrence Church and was a member of St. Mary...
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Karen Thoben

August 15, 1943 - January 6, 2017

Karen Elizabeth Thoben, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away January 6, 2017 at Rosewalk Village after an extended illness. She is survived by her brother, Phillip "Mike" and wife, Kristine Thoben of Indianapolis; two sisters, Sue Spatz of Sun Rise, AZ and Cynthia Huber of Bowie, MD. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Florence Thoben; sisters, Patricia Thoben and Phyllis Hasiak;...
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Hubert Hinkle

December 27, 1929 - January 5, 2017

Hubert D. Hinkle, 87, formerly of Anderson, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Mesa, Arizona. Memorial services were held on January 10, at Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, officiated by Dr. Rev. Larry Norris. Another Memorial Service will be held later in the Summer in Anderson. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory.
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Robert L. Rickard

May 8, 1933 - January 1, 2017

Robert Louis Rickard, 83, passed away on January 1, 2017. He was born on a dairy farm in Honesdale, PA May 8, 1933 due to an extended illness. Even though he did not finish high school, he became a top design engineer for Delco Remy, General Motors. He could do anything that he set his mind to do. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alta May Rickard (Bell), parents, Robert Phillip Rickard and...
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Emily Nikirk

May 14, 1983 - January 1, 2017

Emily Elizabeth Nikirk, 33, of Chesterfield was called home on January 1, 2017 after a five year battle with cancer. Emily was able to donate her eyes as an organ donor. Emily worked at the Hillcroft Center in Muncie and was a member of Chesterfield Christian Church and church choir. She was also active in Special Olympics and enjoyed bowling, softball and track and field. Emily is...
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Vera Margaret King

August 16, 1923 - December 24, 2016

Vera Margaret King, 93, of Lapel, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at St. Vincent's Anderson Regional. She was born August 16, 1923, in Crossville, IL to the late Arthur & Alice M. (Bond) Yates. Margaret graduated from Crossville High School in 1942. She then worked for an Aircraft Factory during WWII and was a real Rosie the Riveter. After marrying John F. King in 1945 they...
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Phyllis A. Canada

May 6, 1935 - December 23, 2016

Phyllis Canada, age 81, of Anderson, passed away peacefully with family Friday, December 23rd, 2016. She was preceded by her parents, Neal and Mabel Edwards; husband, Dick Canada; two sons Thomas and Ray Jr. Hart; and siblings, Jack Edwards, Robert Edwards and Patricia Brampton. She leaves behind her only grandson, Zac Hart, and two sisters, Louise Edwards and Connie Withers. Phyllis, born...
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Joe M. Sides

February 9, 1922 - December 23, 2016

Joe M. Sides, 94, of Anderson, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born on February 9, 1922, in Forsyth County, NC, to the late Owen J. and Susie (Miller) Sides. Joe was the first person in the nation to receive a pilot's license while being blind in one eye. He formed the first scuba diving club in the Anderson area. He enjoyed boating and taught many to water ski. He is...
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Marilyn L. McKelvey

July 26, 1930 - December 22, 2016

Marilyn L. (Gwaltney) McKelvey, age 86, of Anderson, went home to be with the Lord on December 22, 2016 after a brief illness. Marilyn was born on July 26, 1930 in Anderson to the late Prince and Thelma Gwaltney and lived in Anderson all of her life. Marilyn was a graduate of Anderson High School, Class of 1949 and attended Ball State College. She retired from Delco Remy after 30 years of...
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Bonnie K. Wilson

July 9, 1928 - December 14, 2016

Bonnie K. Wilson, 88, of Anderson, passed away December 14, 2016 at Rawlins House in Pendleton following an extended illness. She was born July 9, 1928 in Barberton, OH, the daughter of the late Thomas Brent and Flora Lee (Vaughn) Garrett. As a young woman she accepted Christ as her Saviour and attended the Akron Baptist Temple until her marriage to Archie T. Wilson on October 11, 1952. Shortly...
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Dessie Lorene Mroz

February 28, 1928 - December 14, 2016

Lorene Mroz, 88, of Anderson, passed in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born February 28, 1928, in Edmonton, Kentucky to the late John and Sarah (Wells) Hendrick and has lived in Anderson for the past 30 years. Lorene had worked for RCA in Marion for seventeen years and had her own Custom Drapery Business until her...
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Paul Norman "Norm" Learned

August 11, 1939 - December 13, 2016

Paul Norman "Norm" Learned, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. He was born August 11, 1939 in Anderson, and lived here most of his life. Norm served in the Navy from 1958-1970. On May 18, 1980 he married Carol Stratman. In 1992, he retired from the US Postal Service as a Supervisor, after 24 years of service. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Catholic...
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Linda A. Sidwell

April 21, 1943 - December 12, 2016

Linda A. Sidwell, 73, passed away Dec. 12, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born April 21, 1943, in Anderson, the daughter of Edward and Thelma (McCoy) Bousman. She was a graduate of Lapel High School and had worked for Sears for over 40 years. She always was a hard worker and was delighted that after her retirement she was able to devote her time to her grandchildren,...
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Cody Michael Brinson

November 30, 1996 - December 12, 2016

Cody Michael Brinson, 20, Middletown, passed away Monday December 12, 2016 following a car accident. He was born in Muncie on November 30, 1996 and lived in Middletown his entire life. He was a member of the Shenandoah Class of 2015 where he played tennis. On May 31, 2015 he married Macey Helton and she survives him. He loved his job at Ed Martin, where he was able to fulfill his love of...
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Martha Sue Prichard

March 2, 1936 - December 10, 2016

Martha Sue Prichard, 80, of Pendleton, passed away at St Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. She was born March 2, 1936, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Clarance and Martha (Dowden) Morgan. Sue was a lifelong Pendleton resident and had worked for Delco-Remy for 33 years before retiring in 2001. She enjoyed playing and coaching softball and bowling on the Delco-Remy bowling leagues. She...
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Lorena Kay Ryle

February 15, 1980 - December 8, 2016

Lorena "Lori" Kay Ryle, 36, of Anderson, passed away December 8, 2016. She was born February 15, 1980 in Anderson. Lorena is survived by her children, Julian Paige Ryle, Michael Jason Ryle, and Arthur Jacob Ryle; granddaughter, Melina Kay Ryle; mother, Julie Ann (Griffee) Shirley; father, Jimmy J. Clark, Jr.; brother, James Michael Clark. Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December...
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Polly Ann Keesling

December 8, 2016

Polly Ann Keesling, age 66, of Columbia, Tennessee. went home to be with the Lord on December 8th after struggling with three courageous battles with Cancer. She was the daughter of Henry Owen Stone and Thelma (Scott) Pope. She was born in Columbia, Kentucky and moved to Indiana at an early age. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1968 and was an Indianette in the Anderson High...
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Leonard Wesley Austin

March 19, 1926 - December 8, 2016

Leonard Wesley Austin, 90, Anderson, passed away December 8, 2016 at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born March 19, 1926, in Terre Haute, the son of Wesley and Myrtle Austin. He was a 1944 graduate of Wiley High School, Indiana State University in 1949 and served in the US Army. Leonard taught two years at Knox High School before moving to Anderson. He began his career in...
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Janet L Shively

December 7, 2016

Janet L. Shively, 85, of Anderson, passed away Dec. 7, 2016 at Rawlins House after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 1, 1931 in Anderson, the daughter of the late Ferrel and Mildred (Pettigrew) Biddle and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Janet had been a legal secretary and retired in 1964. She was an active member of the Anderson First United Methodist Church, where she started the...
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Paul E. Jarvis

July 9, 1914 - December 5, 2016

Paul E. Jarvis, 102, of Anderson passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Rawlins House in Pendleton. He was born July 9, 1914, in Anderson, the son of Harry and Lillie (Stottlemyer) Jarvis and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Growing up during the Great Depression along with his eleven siblings was a difficult time. He attended Anderson High School studying mechanics and was self-taught to do just...
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Johnnie Marie Hogue

June 27, 1927 - December 4, 2016

Johnnie Marie Hogue, 89, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Lindberg Crossing Nursing Home. She was born June 27, 1927, in Overton County, Tennesee to the late Thomas & Mae (Beasley) Bilbrey. Johnnie worked for National Tile Factory and Nicholson File Company before retiring from South Meridian Church of God. Gardening was her passion but she also loved fishing and camping, which...
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Mary Lee Lawson

June 30, 1932 - December 2, 2016

Mary Lee Lawson, 84, Anderson, started her journey Friday, December 2, 2016, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born June 30, 1932 in Ironton, OH, the daughter of the late Neal and Sylvia (Lester) New. Together with her husband, Norman, she owned Indiana Mat Company. She loved being a wife and mother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed being with her family. Mary is...
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Betty M. Guenthenspberger

November 5, 1924 - November 29, 2016

Betty M. Guenthenspberger, 92, Anderson, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at her residence. She was born November 5, 1924 in Orestes, the daughter of the late Ernest and Ida (Canterbury) Palmer, and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Betty was a homemaker and the co-owner of the Hide-A-Way Inn. She attended the Ovid Community Church and Wesley Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed bingo,...
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Donald R. Tabor, Jr.

June 13, 1955 - November 28, 2016

Donald R. Tabor, Jr., 61, Anderson, entered a new life on November 28, 2016. He was born June 13, 1955, in Muncie, he lived most all of his life in this area and was a 1973 graduate of Pendleton High School. Don owned and operated the Dry Roof Company in Indiana and Texas after his father passed the company to him. He retired from roofing to enjoy his children and grandchildren. Later in his...
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Carolyn Atkins

April 9, 1939 - November 27, 2016

Carolyn S. Atkins was born to Verlyn and Bertha Isaphene Gentry on April 9, 1939 and died November 27, 2016, joining them, her husband Reuben Atkins, her son Bryan Atkins, and her sister Norma Jean Leeman in heaven. Carolyn spent her life defining the word perseverance and she utilized that trait to take amazing care of her family, receiving her GED at the age of 65 while working full time at...
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James W. "Jim" DeaKyne

July 7, 1928 - November 27, 2016

James W. "Jim" DeaKyne, 88, Anderson, passed away November 27, 2016, at Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 7, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Hollis and Harriet (Whitesell) DeaKyne. He was a 1946 graduate of Alexandria High School and served in the United States Marine Corp. Jim retired in 1990 from Central Indiana Gas Company after 39 years. He was a...
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Patricia Joan Olive

April 18, 1946 - November 27, 2016

Patricia Joan Olive, 70, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her Anderson residence. She was born April 18, 1946, in Cullman, Alabama to the late Claude & Pauline (Alvis) Peek. Patricia was a cosmetologist for several years before working for Goodwill Industries, where she retired from. Patricia is survived by her husband of 48 years, David Olive; children, Michele (fiancé,...
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Thomas R Whetsel

August 26, 1943 - November 27, 2016

Thomas R. Whetsel, 73, of Frankton, passed away Nov. 27, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born August 26, 1943, in Anderson, the son of the late Ira and Pearl (McFarland) Whetsel. He retired from Delphi in 2001 after 38 years of employment with General Motors. He enjoyed baseball games, fishing, woodworking, and woodcarving, a talent he used to build his...
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Janet Rehmel

April 19, 1937 - November 26, 2016

Janet Rehmel, 79, passed to the other side on November 26, 2016, at her Anderson residence. She was born April 19, 1937, the only daughter of the late, Richard & Cynthia (Dickerson) Bright. Janet lived most of her life in Madison County. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1955. After graduation, Janet went to work at Indiana Bell as an operator. When the Anderson office closed,...
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Leslie E Wynn

November 24, 1986 - November 24, 2016

Leslie E. Wynn, 30, of Anderson, passed away Nov. 24, 2016 at St Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. Leslie was born Nov. 24, 1986, in Anderson, the daughter of Jeffery Wynn and April (Parke) Stinefield and attended Anderson High School. She was employed at Maxx's Chicago Style Pizza and had worked as a CNA at Vermillion Place. Leslie enjoyed football, making people laugh, imitating...
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Andrew T. Vorndran

April 7, 1974 - November 23, 2016

Andrew T. Vorndran, 42, formerly of Anderson, passed away November 23, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born on April 7, 1974 in Anderson and had lived in Noblesville before moving to Seymour, Tennessee one year ago. He is survived by his father, Thomas Vorndran of Anderson; his mother and step father, Robin and Rod Hudson of Anderson; his son, Tyler...
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Kathryn Jeanette Clark

October 1, 1929 - November 22, 2016

Kathryn J. Clark, 87, of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 after a sudden illness. Born October 1, 1929, in Brazil, Indiana to the late Roy & Anna (Miller) Baxter. Kathryn moved to Anderson in 1943 and graduated from Anderson High School in 1947. She was Miss Anderson of 1948 and then married Ronald Clark on December 30, 1949. Kathryn was a homemaker and also was Manager...
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William D. Sutton

January 31, 1920 - November 22, 2016

William D. Sutton, 96, of Anderson, passed away November 22, 2016 at St Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after several years of fighting lung cancer. He was born January 31, 1920, in Rockville to the late Charles and Mary Edna (Osborne) Sutton. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1938, entered the US Marine Corp. He served from 1942 to 1945 as a C47 airplane mechanic in Samoa,...
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