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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

Janet L. Nugent

August 17, 1957 - September 18, 2017

Janet L. Nugent, 60, Anderson passed away on September 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born on August 17, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Janet worked as a Revlon Distributor for ten years before becoming a homemaker. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1976. She was a member of the Ladies Shrine of Madison County and Indianapolis, the Eastern Star, and Jobs Daughters. She...
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John L. Conrad

February 2, 1936 - September 13, 2017

John L. Conrad, 81, of Anderson, passed away peacefully, September 13, 2017, at Providence Anderson Nursing Home. John was born February 2, 1936, in Beech City, Ohio, to the late John and Ruth (Warseter) Conrad. He retired in 2000, from GeMco Industrial Brakes, after 46 years of employment. He also served in the Michigan National Guard with an honorable discharged. John had been an active...
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Betty Jo Norris

July 20, 1925 - September 13, 2017

Betty Jo Norris, 92, Anderson, passed away on September 13, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 20, 1925, in Anderson to the late Joseph and Loyola (Free) Frossard. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1943. Betty and her husband, Robert, owned Bob Norris Excavating for 45 years. She was also a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Betty is survived by her husband of 72...
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Mary Ann Nivens

May 23, 1945 - September 11, 2017

Mary Ann Nivens, 72, Anderson, passed away September 11, 2017, at Keystone Woods after a brief illness. She was born May 23, 1945, in Anderson, the daughter of the late Leo F. and Julia Veronica Michael. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Schools, St. Anthony School of Nursing in Terre Haute and University of St. Francis in Jolliet, Il. Mary Ann was a nurse at St. Johns Hospital for 26 years and...
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Mary Catherine Eacret

October 16, 1960 - September 10, 2017

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Eacret, 56, of Markleville, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. She was born October 16, 1960, in New Castle. She received her Master's Degree from Indiana University. Cathy taught at Pendleton Heights for 26 years and at Franklin Central for 6 years. She was a lifelong Bears fan, an avid IU Sports fan, and loved boating and waterskiing. Above all, she loved her...
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Barbara J. Miles

May 29, 1921 - September 7, 2017

Barbara J. Miles, 96, Anderson, passed away September 7, 2017 at the Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness. She was born May 29, 1921, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Russell Everett and Gladys Marie (Bacon) Smith. She received an Associate Degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, and before moving to Anderson she had lived in Toledo, OH for 4 years,...
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Charles Stephen Swinford

September 3, 1943 - August 29, 2017

Charles Stephen Swinford, 73, passed away at his home on August 29, 2017. He was born in Anderson to Charles and Martha Swinford. "Steve" graduated from Anderson High School in 1962. He retired from the Anderson Fire Department in 2005 after 37 years of dedicated service. He attained the rank of Battalion Chief and received several awards and citations throughout his career, including Fireman...
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Connie L. Boozier

November 24, 1953 - August 26, 2017

Connie L. Boozier, 63, Anderson, passed away August 26, 2017 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born November 24, 1953, in Anderson, the daughter of the late James Marvin Hilligoss, Sr. and Ella Loretta (Harney) Hilligoss. She lived most all of her life in the Middletown-Anderson area and graduated from Middletown High School. On August 8, 1988 she married Roger Boozier. ...
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Albert G. Skinner

December 28, 1938 - August 25, 2017

Albert George Skinner was met at 3:22PM August 25th by his mother Lena Skinner, his father Albert W. Skinner, His sons Albert Wayne and Albert Ray Skinner then escorted to Heaven. He was also greeted by his Brother in-law's Jack Hall, Phil Huston, Mother in-law Marjorie Welborn, Father in-law's Robert VanLandingham, RW (Doc) Welborn, Granddaughter Megan Sharp, Great Grandson Albert Peter Tuell,...
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Sherry Gay Powers

June 12, 1938 - August 22, 2017

Sherry Gay Powers, 79, Anderson, passed away August 22, 2017 at Providence of Anderson Health Care after an extended illness. She was born June 12, 1938, in Clinton County, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ethel Bill. She lived most all of her life in Anderson and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sherry graduated from Anderson High School in 1956 and was a homemaker. She is survived by...
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Frank J. Austin

January 4, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Frank Austin, 80, of Anderson, passed away August 22, 2017 at Community Northview Care Center. He was born January 4, 1937, in Anderson, the son of Wilbur "Bill" and Grace (Carpenter) Austin and lived in the area his entire life. Frank married Barbara Lamb on July 10, 1960 and together they raised their family. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He then worked as a...
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Henry Hank Thering

May 19, 1928 - August 21, 2017

Anderson – Henry "Hank" E. Thering, 89, of Anderson, passed away on August 21, 2017 at his residence. Hank was born on May 19, 1928 in Bronx, New York to the late Henry and Clara (Gartung) Thering. Hank worked at Delco Remy for over 33 years as Manager of employee benefits and services before retiring in 1987. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Hotel Administration....
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Edith M Massey

April 7, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Edith M. Massey, 93, of Anderson, passed away August 17, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1924, in Swifton, Ark, the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Huskey) Hensley. Besides being a homemaker, Edith had been employed as a sales clerk for the Woolworth Company. However her love and devotion was always directed toward her family. She enjoyed being...
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James JD Smith

August 17, 1949 - August 12, 2017

Pendleton – James D. "JD" Smith, 67, of Pendleton, lost his battle to cancer, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital Anderson, surrounded by his loving family JD was born August 17, 1949 to Sam and Grace Smith in Birchwood, TN. He went to high school in Birchwood, TN before joining the Army and serving our country in Vietnam. On May 18, 1996, he married the love of his life,...
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Benjamin "Harold" Stewart

December 6, 1940 - August 7, 2017

Benjamin "Harold" Stewart, 76, of Middletown, passed away August 7, 2017 at Community Hospital of Anderson. He was born December 6, 1940 in Greenfield, the son of Floyd and Helen (Evans) Stewart. He started working at ALAC when he was 19 and retired 43 years later as a maintenance supervisor from the only job he ever had. Harold is survived by his children, Sherry (Tom) Robey of Greenwood...
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Viola R. Becky Benefiel

April 1, 1924 - August 7, 2017

Viola R. "Becky" Munshaur Benefiel, 93, Anderson, passed away August 7, 2017 at Parker Health & Rehabilitation Center in Parker City. She was born April 1, 1924, in Morgantown, the daughter of the late William and Harriett (Parks) Hendren. She lived most all of her life in Anderson and retired in 1974 from Story's Truck Stop after 22 years of employment. She was a former member of the Rebekah...
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David A. Kline

October 9, 1946 - August 2, 2017

PENDELTON- David A. Kline, 70, of Pendleton, passed away August 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born October 9, 1946 to the late Victor and Deane (Grossnickle) Kline. His lifelong career with Delco-Remy and Delphi Auto Systems spanned 50 years beginning when he was 17 years old. While working, he earned his Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering from the General Motors...
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Gina Bethanne Key

March 15, 1966 - August 1, 2017

Gina Bethanne Key, 51, of Elwood, passed away on August 1, 2017 at IU Health University after an extended illness. She was born in Anderson on March 15, 1966 to the late Plez Kermit and Joyce Ann (Conley) Key. Gina enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Christian, Nicolas, Eliana, and Francesca, singing, dancing, gardening shopping, watching movies, and loved her pets. She is...
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Dolores L. McLaughlin

April 18, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Dolores L. McLaughlin, 88, Anderson, passed away July 22, 2017, at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello after an extended illness. She was born April 18, 1929, in New Albany, the daughter of the late George and Katherine (Reisert) Loweth. After High School and Business College, Dolores married Gayne R. McLaughlin in 1951 and they moved to Anderson in 1952. She was a member of First...
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Richard L. "Dick" Neal

August 24, 1932 - July 20, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Neal, 84, of Anderson went to be with the Lord, July 20, 2017 at Countryside Manor. Dick was born August 24, 1932, in Henry County to the late Hubert and Ova (Morris) Neal. He was an Air Force veteran, working as an air traffic controller, and retired in 1993 from Delco-Remy after 42 years of employment. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson. He...
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Patricia Ann Earlywine

February 5, 1943 - July 14, 2017

Patricia Ann (DeVaney) Earlywine, 74, of Pendleton, passed away July 14, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on February 5, 1943 in Anderson to the late Floyd and Mary (Dilkey) DeVaney. Now retired, she was employed with the Madison County Government as a case worker/administration. She also worked at Video-To-Go and Madison County Glass & Mirror. She enjoyed...
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Forrest Harold Simmonds

February 16, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Forrest Harold Simmonds, 98, of Anderson, passed away July 14, 2017 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson. He was born on February 16, 1919 in Anderson to the late John and Eva (Jarrett) Simmonds. Forrest served his country in the US Army. He retired from Guide Lamp as a Skilled Tradesman in 1981 after 35 years of service. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Anderson....
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John K. Kenny Gerard, Sr.

March 9, 1932 - July 14, 2017

John K. (Kenny) Gerard, 85, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2017, after an extended illness. Kenny was a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana, where he met and married his wife of 65 years, Wilma Leffel Gerard (his "Sweetie") on Christmas Day in 1951. Kenny retired from Delco Remy in 1994. He was a member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school for many...
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Virginia Madeline Reed

June 1, 1927 - July 10, 2017

V. Madeline Reed, 90, of Anderson, passed away July 10, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on June 1, 1927 in Arcadia, Indiana to the late J. Cecil and Katherine (Wilson) Jordan. She was a homemaker and was employed at Coresource, Inc.for seven years. She attended Southern Heights Christian Church and was a member of Bethany Christian Church. Madeline is survived...
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Alva S. Snyder

March 1, 1921 - July 8, 2017

Alva S. Snyder, 96, of Anderson, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2017, and is now dancing with the angels. Alva was born on March 1, 1921, near Greensburg in Decatur County, the daughter of Effie (Baker) and Walter J. Sharp. Her family moved to Anderson in 1929 and she graduated from Anderson High School in 1940. After 30+ years of service, she retired from Delco-Remy in 1977. She was a...
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Rosella Ranshaw

July 10, 1920 - July 6, 2017

Rosella "Sue" Ranshaw , age 96, died peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Glenview, IL. Rosella was born on July 10,1920 in Owen County, IN, to the late Alvin and Olive (Davis) Cantwell. She graduated from Indiana Business College in 1939. In 1940, she married William C. Ranshaw and moved to Anderson shortly thereafter. She was a long time member of the Anderson First Baptist Church and an...
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Samuel V. Graves

September 12, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Samuel "Sam" V. Graves, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Community Heart & Vascular Hospital. He was born September 12, 1928, in Harlan, KY to the late Robert P. & Grace (Elliott) Graves. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 32 years. He attended Kingston Avenue Baptist Church. Sam is survived by his sons, Samuel V. Graves, Jr., and...
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Tyler Douglas Savage

May 17, 1986 - July 2, 2017

Tyler "Bubby" Savage, 31, passed away on July 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1986, in Orlando, Florida. Tyler graduated from Lapel High School in 1984. He was a member of Fall Creek Christian Church. He enjoyed the arts, music, and spending time with his nieces, nephews, and cousin, Montana. Tyler is survived by his father, Mark (Jill) Savage of...
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Clarence Edward Warmke

June 21, 1930 - July 2, 2017

Clarence Edward Warmke, Jr. 87, of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on June 21, 1930 in Anderson to the late Genevieve (Freeman) and Clarence Edward Warmke, Sr. Clarence graduated from Anderson High School in 1948 and completed a four-year tool-making apprenticeship. In 43 years at Guide Lamp, he took five sick days. Clarence took...
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Danny Lee Smith

August 7, 1960 - July 1, 2017

Danny Lee Smith, 56, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1960, to the late Robert "Bobby" Lee & Susan M. (Bogue) Smith in San Francisco, CA. Danny loved the outdoors especially fishing and any water sport. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Robin Smith; children, Corey J. (Kourtney...
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Darrell "Blackie" Gray

August 4, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Darrell "Blackie" Gray, 76, of Pendleton, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born August 4, 1940 at home in Hancock County and lived in the area his entire life. He was a member of the Lapel High School Class of 1958. On June 27, 1959 he married Lauretta Hallenbeck and together they raised their family. He retired from Guide Lamp in 1992 after 27 years...
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Jewel A. Phillips

May 17, 1937 - June 25, 2017

Jewel A. Phillips, 80, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Hospital of Anderson following a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1937 in Macon, GA, the daughter Emmett and Nina (Chapman) Tucker. She lived in the Anderson area most of her life. She was a graduate of Frankton High School and worked for 37 years in production at Guide Lamp until her retirement in 1996. Jewel is...
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Suzann D. O'Connor

January 28, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Suzann D. (Heppen) O'Connor, 88, of Anderson, passed away June 25, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on January 28, 1929 in Anderson, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Douglas) Heppen. She was a lifelong resident of Anderson and was a homemaker. Suzann was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church for 62 years and served the church in many ways. She was preceded in...
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V. Ronald Huntzinger

August 2, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Ronald Huntzinger, age 87, departed this world for a better one on Saturday,June 24, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife, Rita (Freudenstein), to whom he was equally devoted; they were married for 65 years. In addition to his wife he is also survived by his brother, Warren (Nancy) Huntzinger and his five children: Rosalie (Ralph) Della Ratta, Jeffrey (Patty) Huntzinger, David Huntzinger,...
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Charles F. Bud Welsh

June 21, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Charles F. "Bud" Welsh, 88, of Anderson passed away Friday June 23, 2017, at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born June 21, 1929, to the late Joseph and Hazel (Potts) Welsh, Sr. Bud was employed as a grower at Wolfe's Floral and Garden in Lapel for 27 years. During that time, he won several awards at the Indiana State Fair for his flowers. He...
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Walter J. Henderson

May 14, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Walter J. Henderson, 90, of Anderson, went home to be with the Lord, June 23, 2017. He was born, May 14, 1927, in Chicago, the only child of the late Alexander and Eleanor (Brown) Henderson. Though Walter has been blind for over 35 years, he has lived a full rewarding life. He has been a loving husband to Marilyn, recently celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. He has also been a...
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Ronald Gene Broyles

October 13, 1943 - June 22, 2017

Ronald Gene Broyles, 73, of Anderson, passed away June 22, 2017, at his residence. He was born Oct. 13, 1943, in Anderson, the son of the late John and Lucinda (Bricker) Broyles and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Gene was a 1962 graduate of Highland High School. He retired in 1991after thirty years of employment with Delco-Remy. Gene enjoyed all kinds of sports. He played baseball,...
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Edward B. Hughel

March 31, 1921 - June 16, 2017

Edward B. Hughel, 96, of Anderson, passed away June 16, 2017 at the Lodge at Harbour Manor, Noblesville. He was born March 31, 1921 in Anderson, the son of Silas and Maude (Morrison) Hughel. He was a member of the Anderson High School Class of 1939. Edward married Vivian Schickel on January 28, 1943 and she preceded him in death in 2011. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps...
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Cynthia Diana Johnson

October 28, 1957 - June 14, 2017

Cynthia Diana (Hope) Johnson, 59, of Alexandria went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 14th, 2017 while at home with her son by her side. Cindy was born in Anderson on October 28th, 1957 to Richard and Marilyn (Carl) Hope. She was a 1975 graduate of Highland High School. She attended Ball State University before transferring and graduating from the Anderson University...
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John Newby

December 9, 1937 - June 13, 2017

John Newby, 79, passed away on Tuesday, June13, 2017 at Community Hospital-Anderson following an extended battle with Alzheimer's disease. John was born in Hilham, Tennesse. He was a member of Anderson High School Class of 1957. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard as a Crew Chief. He was the owner/operator of Implement Service in Anderson for 42 years. ...
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Violet W. Turbeville

November 2, 1941 - June 13, 2017

Pendleton – Violet Wayne Turbeville, 75, of Anderson passed away June 13th, 2017 at Rawlins House in Pendleton, Indiana. She was born November 2, 1941 in Lee County, Virginia. Violet was a retired home healthcare worker out of St. Vincent's Hospital. She retired and was a homemaker and a fantastic cook. She was a very hard worker who loved her family very much. She enjoyed spending time...
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Teresa N. Noll

April 17, 1959 - June 13, 2017

Teresa N. Noll, 58, of Anderson, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after an extended illness. She was born on April 17, 1959 in Anderson and has lived in Anderson most of her life. She graduated from Pendleton Heights High School. She was retired after working in retail at Dunham's and Walmart for many years. Teresa was a member of St. Mary...
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William C. "Bill" Carter

March 9, 1944 - June 7, 2017

William C. "Bill" Carter, 73, of Anderson, passed away June 7, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown. Bill was born March 9, 1944, in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Edward and Ruth (Schweigert) Carter and has been an Anderson resided since 1966. He graduated, from St. Mary's High School of Sandusky, Ohio and later received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green...
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Mary Celestine Jayne Craig

February 13, 1920 - June 6, 2017

Mary Celestine Jayne (Staley) Craig, 97, Anderson, passed away peacefully at her home on June 6, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of Madison County. She attended Anderson High School prior to working at Guide Lamp during World War II. Mary later attended the Keystone School of Real Estate in Indianapolis, becoming a licensed realtor and broker. Mary was an...
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Arnold Lee McDuffee

October 16, 1933 - June 5, 2017

Arnold Lee McDuffee, 83, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Countryside Manor. He was born October 16, 1933, in Anderson to the late Robert Lee & Gladys Elizabeth (Walters) McDuffee. He was a lifelong resident of Anderson. Arnold was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Delco Remy after 43 ½ years. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (Toutloff) McDuffee; children,...
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Michael G. Riggs

March 10, 1944 - June 5, 2017

After a lifetime of helping others, retired Anderson firefighter, Michael G. Riggs, passed away on June 5, 2017, in Manheim, Texas. Mike was born March 10, 1944, in Anderson, and graduated from Anderson High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Karen (Redic) Riggs, in 1965 and raised 4 children. Mike served as an aircraft electrician in the United States Air Force, including a...
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Deanna Grace Biddle

November 14, 1938 - June 3, 2017

Deanna Grace Biddle, 78, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born November 14, 1938, in Anderson, and has been a lifelong resident. Deanna had worked at Brockway Glass and attended Grace Baptist Church. She loved her family tremendously and enjoyed square dancing. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Barbara Roberts of Shirley, Charles Watkins of Nashville, Vicki...
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Gerald Gerry Fredericks

January 23, 1950 - May 31, 2017

Gerald Lee Fredericks (67) of Markleville, passed away May 31, 2017 at St Vincent's Regional Hospital in Anderson with his family at his side following a sudden illness. Born January 23, 1950 to Wilbert and Phyllis Fredericks in Anderson, he was raised in Chesterfield, attended St. Mary's Catholic Schools and graduated from Highland High School in 1968. He graduated from Indiana State...
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Alma B. (Young) Dixon

December 9, 1923 - May 27, 2017

Alma B. Dixon, 93, of Anderson, passed away May 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born December 9, 1923 in Jennings County, the daughter of James and Mary Emma (Brockman) Young. Alma was a member of the Paris Crossing High School Class of 1941. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where she was played the piano. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hodges of Anderson;...
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Mary Rita Stein

June 8, 1925 - May 25, 2017

Mary Rita Stein, 91, formerly of Anderson and recently of Salem, Indiana, passed away on May 25, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 7, 1925 in Anderson to Harry Patrick and Margaret (Weasel) Kelly. She later married the love of her life, Joseph Stein, enjoying nearly 57 years of happy and fulfilling companionship with her true partner in life. During WWII Mary Rita...
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George M. Whittaker

December 15, 1931 - May 25, 2017

George M. Whittaker, age 85, left this life and took up new residence on May 25, 2017 after several years of battling Alzheimer's. Born in Anderson, Indiana December 15, 1931 to Paul and Chrissie Whittaker, "Buddy" was an adored and pampered only child and the apple of his mother's eye. He graduated in 1950 from Anderson High School where he met the love of his life, Barbara Stottlemyer. They...
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Hanford E. "Hank" Spurlin

May 1, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Hanford "Hank" E. Spurlin, 87, of Anderson, passed away May 24, 2017 at Countryside Manor after a brief illness. He was born May 1, 1930 in Wilder, TN, the son of Cordell and Ora (Gunter) Spurlin. Hank served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Container Corporation after 34 years of service in Production. He was a NASCAR fan, especially following Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He also enjoyed fishing...
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Bill "Hoppie" Hopkins

November 29, 1927 - May 23, 2017

Bill "Hoppie" Hopkins, 89, peacefully passed away, May 23, 2017, at his winter home in Largo, Fl. He was born, Nov. 29, 1927, in Shirley, Ind., to the late Russell Hopkins and Caroline (Neuendoff) Hopkins Friddle. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1946. He entered the Merchant Marines and was based out of Nova Scotia and was honorably discharge from the U.S. Army after serving in...
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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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