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Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

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

Richard J. Etchison

April 30, 1929 - October 19, 2019

Richard J. Etchison, 90, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born in Anderson on April 30, 1929. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Post Office, having been a carrier for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Anderson VFW. He enjoyed the farm, family, and friends. Richard is survived by his daughters, Kay (John) Joy, Tess (Lynn Gann)...
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Maurice "Buddy" L. Kelley

December 9, 1933 - October 16, 2019

Maurice L. "Buddy" Kelley, 85, passed away on October 16, 2019 following an extended illness. He was born on December 9, 1933 in Jamestown to the late Floyd and Iola (Dick) Kelley. Buddy worked for several grocery stores in the area, primarily at Harvest Market. He loved sports. He is survived by his siblings, Carroll (Gail) Kelley of Indianapolis, Dean (Ellen) Kelley of Pendleton, Linda ...
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Richard Lee Hallett

August 14, 1934 - October 15, 2019

Richard Lee Hallett, 85, passed peacefully to be with Jesus on October 15, 2019. He was born on August 14, 1934 in Terre Haute to the late Lacy and Celia (Ransford) Hallett. Richard retired in 1995 from General Motors as a Mechanical Engineer after 45 years of service. He graduated from General Motors Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering, followed by a 5th year capstone thesis...
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Rufus Edward Wasson

December 21, 1940 - October 15, 2019

Rufus Edward Wasson, 78, passed away on October 15, 2019 at Community Hospital, Anderson. He was born on December 21, 1940 in Georgetown, Kentucky to the late Ralph L. and Mary E. (Sargent) Wasson. Rufus retired from Delco Remy after 34 years of service. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a Kentucky Colonel, and a Deputy Sheriff for the Chesterfield Police...
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Dorothy S. Cookman

November 14, 1927 - October 15, 2019

Dorothy S. (Smith) Cookman, 91, of Anderson, passed away on October 15, 2019 at IU Health Saxony Hospital, Fishers. She was born in Anderson on November 14, 1927 to the late Basil and Mabel (Keller) Smith. Dorothy retired from St. John's Hospital in 1991 having worked in medical records. She was a member of First Church of the Nazerene in Anderson. She is survived by her children, Bryan...
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Margaret Leora Reagan

November 26, 1929 - October 11, 2019

Margaret L. Reagan, 89, of Anderson, passed away, October 11, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness surrounded by her family. Margaret was born November 26, 1929, in Grayville Ill., the daughter of the late Wesley and Stella Taylor. She was raised in Tennessee and came to Indiana in 1949. As a homemaker, Margaret lovingly and unselfishly devoted her life to her children and...
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Mayola "Corky" Mitchell

November 26, 1928 - October 8, 2019

Mayola "Corky" Mitchell, 90, of Anderson went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 8, 2019. She was born on November 26, 1928 in Sebetha, Kansas, the daughter of Omer and Alma Porter. Corky was the most amazing mom, wife, sister, aunt and friend but most of all she was a devoted and faithful follower of Jesus. Since becoming a Christian in 1958, she loved and...
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Haskell C. Counts

February 23, 1935 - October 5, 2019

Haskell C. Counts, 84, formerly of Anderson, passed away October 5, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service. Haskell will be interred in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. A full obituary will be posted at a later date.
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Fredric L. Beckley

April 12, 1948 - October 5, 2019

Fredric L. Beckley, 71, of Anderson, passed away on October 5,2019 at Community Hospital Anderson following a brief illness. He was born April 12, 1948 in Anderson and lived in the area his entire life On February 23, 2012 he married Betty Straley in Anderson. He worked in maintenance for various businesses in the area before retiring from Mounds Mall. He enjoyed playing in his pool league. ...
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G. Grant Lierman

August 3, 1992 - October 5, 2019

G. Grant Lierman, of Anderson, left this life on October 5, 2019. Grant was an answer to our family prayers. He graduated from Anderson High School in 2011, and attended Harrison College. Grant served his country in the United States Army. He received an Honorable Medical Discharge due to a hand injury in March, 2019. Grant volunteered at the Anderson Humane Society. He loved animals and...
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Rita St. Clair

October 4, 2019

Rita St. Clair of Anderson, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. She is survived by her three children; Tom and wife Christa, Ted and wife Jodi, Susan and husband Eric, along with six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James St. Clair, and eight siblings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at St. Ambrose...
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Rebecca Lynn Robinson

July 1, 1943 - October 4, 2019

Rebecca Lynn Robinson, 76, of Anderson, passed away on October 4, 2019 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus, Anderson. She was born in Richmond on July 1, 1943 to the late William and "Bizz" (Inlow) Hubbard. Rebecca was a career Military wife and homemaker. She enjoyed crosswords, birds and watching Jeopardy!. She is survived by her children, Jody (Steve) Wilson of Greenwood, Todd (Renee)...
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Linda Darlene Harney

December 5, 1951 - October 3, 2019

Linda Darlene Harney, 67, passed away October 3, 2019. She was born December 5, 1951, in Anderson to the late, Dorsey Armel & Rosemary (Musick) Harney, Jr. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. Her final resting place is at East Maplewood Cemetery.
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Doris "Dori" Hale

October 27, 1940 - October 2, 2019

Doris "Dori" E. Hale, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 2, 2019. She was born in Kosciusko County to the late, Harold & Pauline (Harman) Hartman. Dori graduated from Leesburg High School in 1957. She attended New Horizons United Methodist Church, where she was lovingly known as the "Pickle Lady". She headed up several fundraisers and activities that earned her...
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Patricia Jean Ward

November 1, 1958 - October 2, 2019

Patricia Jean Ward: For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27) Patty beheld her Redeemer October 2nd following a brief illness. Born November 1, 1958 to Ronald and...
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Larry Lee Vance

January 2, 1943 - September 30, 2019

Larry Lee Vance, 76, of Anderson, passed away on September 30, 2019 at Franciscan Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on January 2, 1943 in Anderson to the late Bernard and Rose (Surper) Vance. Larry was a graduate of Purdue University. He retired as a Tool & Dye Maker at General Motors after 38 years of service. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and...
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Gary W. Veach

August 24, 1955 - September 29, 2019

Gary W. Veach, 64, of Markleville, passed away, September 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital. Gary was born, August 24, 1955, in Anderson, the son of John T. and Oleta Veach Sr. He was a wonderful, generous husband and father. He enjoyed fishing and making projects in his woodworking shop. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jo Veach; a son and daughter, Michael Veach and Megan ...
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Peter A. Munson

November 1, 1933 - September 27, 2019

Peter A. Munson, 85, of Anderson, passed away on September 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 1, 1933 in England to the late Leneide and Kathleen (Raison) Munson. Peter was a Brick Layer all of his life and retired from Local #4. He enjoyed his work and raising tomatoes. Peter is survived by his sons, Paul (Anna) Munson of Seattle, Washington, Phillip (Nia) Munson of...
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Marvin Doyle Williams

September 26, 1944 - September 26, 2019

Marvin Doyle Williams, 75, Anderson, passed away at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born in Anderson February 26, 1944 to Virgil and Bernice (Hall) Williams. Marvin retired after 46 years as a fork lift operator at Elston Richards. He was a man of all trades and enjoyed watching all sports. Marvin is survived by his wife Pat (Carpenter) Williams, who he married, July 20, 1963; son, Doyle...
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Dorothy "Dotti" Mace Graves

January 25, 1932 - September 25, 2019

Dorothy "Dotti" Mace Graves, 87, of Anderson, crossed over to the other side peacefully, September 25, 2019, following an extended illness. She was born, January 25, 1932, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the late Louis Jones and Dorothy Mace. Dotti volunteered many years at St. Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis. She was a long time member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Anderson. She loved to...
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Stephen Michael Chambers

March 3, 1941 - September 24, 2019

Stephen Michael Chambers, 78, passed away September 24, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown, IN. Stephen was born March 3, 1941 in Warsaw, IN the son of Joseph and Florence Chambers. Stephen served his country as a soldier in the United States Army. Following his tour of duty, Stephen resided in Anderson, IN most of his life. Following his parents to Washington, IN, Dogwood Lake,...
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Dorothy A. (Lutz) Jackson

December 26, 1921 - September 22, 2019

Dorothy A. (Lutz) Jackson, 97, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Community Northview Health and Living following an extended illness. She was born to Carrie Edith (Parmer) and Luther Lutz in Wabash on December 26, 1921. In 1931 the family moved to Anderson to follow Luther's furniture business. She was a member of the Anderson High School Class of 1940. On February 23, 1941...
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Foster Herschel Sachse

July 18, 1928 - September 21, 2019

Foster Herschel Sachse, 91, of Anderson, passed away on September 21, 2019 at Edgewater Woods in Anderson. He was born on July 18, 1928 in Hammond, Indiana to the late George and Hazel (Griffin) Sachse. Foster retired from the Anderson Post Office as a Letter Carrier in 1992 after 36 years of service. He is survived by his children, Tina Ann (Johnny) Hinners of Anderson, Timothy David ...
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John Coleman Richardson

October 1, 1938 - September 12, 2019

John Coleman Richardson, 80, of Chesterfield, Indiana, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Community Hospital after a brief illness. John was born October 1, 1938 in Anderson, Indiana to Roy R & Florence (Stone) Richardson. He was a veteran of the Army and member of Paratroopers, 82nd Airborne, American Legion, and had been a committee men for General Motors where he worked for 36 years...
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Laura Lee Bradford

November 5, 1962 - September 2, 2019

Laura Lee Bradford, 56, passed away September 2, 2019. She was born November 5, 1962 in Anderson, to the late, W.K. "Pete" & Velta "Rea" (Brunk) Bradford. Laura is survived by her brother, Gib (Suzanne Cox) Bradford; niece, Jayda (Dustin Orbik) Hill; nephew, Joe Bradford; great niece & nephews, Kayley Hinds, Kyle Hinds, Xavior Hill, and Uriah Orbik; and her beloved four-legged companion,...
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Frankfort B. Hogue

May 16, 1928 - September 2, 2019

Frankfort "Frank" B. Hogue, 91, of Anderson, passed away on September 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 16, 1928 in Lawrence County, Tennessee to the late Wesley and Etta Hogue. Frank retired from Nicholson File after 22 years of service. He also worked as a custodian at South Meridian Church of God. Frank enjoyed spending his time at Dry Dock Campground on Lake Salamonie. He...
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Eleanor Anne Scott

September 7, 1923 - August 30, 2019

Eleanor Anne Scott, 95, formerly of Anderson, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 in Marietta, GA. She was born September 7, 1923, in Anderson to the late James S. & Mary A. (White) O'Neill. Eleanor retired from Inland Fisher Guide after 37 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and belonged to St. John's Victoria Guild. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Barbara ...
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Marvin L.C. Clifton

November 6, 1932 - August 29, 2019

Marvin L.C. Clifton, 86, of Anderson, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his residence. Marvin was born in Ashland, Mississippi on November 6, 1932. He was a graduate of Anderson High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Marvin retired from Delco Remy in 1986 as a Tool & Die Maker Supervisor. He was a member of the Ovid Lodge #164-Indiana Free Masonry, South Meridian Church of...
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Thomas N. Moore

June 16, 1934 - August 27, 2019

Thomas N. Moore has left his body and is now with his Lord. He was always fond of the phrase: "Absent From His Body Present with the Lord". He was reunited with his precious wife of 60 years, Dorothy Catherine Smith Moore and his beloved daughter, Laura Lynn Hoskins in heaven. He was also reunited with his loving parents, John and Mary Moore and his brother John. He is survived by his daughters,...
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John Samuel Williamson

March 20, 1924 - August 25, 2019

John Samuel Williamson, 95, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Bethany Pointe. He was born March 20, 1924, in Anderson, the son of the late Lowell and Myrtle Williamson and attended school in Anderson. He married Shirley K. Kustanborter in 1944 and together they raised 3 children. John enlisted in the Army in 1942 and took his basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He...
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Richard Earl Strock

March 15, 1935 - August 24, 2019

Richard (Dick) Strock, of Anderson, IN, passed away peacefully on August 24th, 2019 at the age of 84. Richard Earl Strock was born on March 15, 1935 to Earl and Clara Strock in Anderson IN, and was a lifetime resident of Anderson. After graduating from Anderson High School in 1953, Dick served in the Army, including a tour of duty in Germany. Returning home, he worked in the family...
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Rebecca S. Cox

August 17, 1950 - August 22, 2019

Rebecca S. Cox, 69, of Greenfield, passed away on August 22, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born on August 17, 1950 in Anderson to the late William and Eunice (Hilligoss) Martin. She is survived by her daughter, Diana (Jeff Strance) Glodon-Strance of Pendleton; son David A. (Tracie) West of Mt. Vernon, WA; nine grandchildren; and uncle, Ralph Hilligoss. Rebecca was preceded in...
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Norma Lee Myers

July 27, 1932 - August 22, 2019

Norma Lee Myers, 87, of Anderson, passed away on August 22, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on July 27, 1932 in Anderson to the late Vernon and Frances (Stiles) Hiles. Norma graduated from Anderson High School in 1950. She retired from the Herald Bulletin in Delivery. She was a member of the Anderson Eastern Star. She loved her family, playing cards and board...
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Jim Casey

January 23, 1931 - August 21, 2019

Jim Casey, 88, of Anderson, passed away on August 21, 2019 at Community Hospital of Anderson following a sudden illness. He was born on January 23, 1931 in Anderson and was reared by his grandmother, Nona White. He lived in Anderson his entire life, graduating from Anderson High School. On October 15, 1949 he and Gerry Thornberry were wed by Rev. Franklin at the Noble Street Methodist Church...
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Barbara J. Schepper

April 19, 1935 - August 20, 2019

Barbara J (Parisi) Schepper, 84, was accepted to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, after an extended illness. Barb was born April 19, 1935 in Anderson, where she resided all her life. Barb graduated from St. Mary's High School and attended Indiana Business College. She started her career working as league record secretary at Coopers Sport Bowl for 34 years, retiring in 2015. Barb...
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Betty Mary Brownfield

January 13, 1927 - August 14, 2019

Betty Mary Brownfield, 92, of Anderson, passed away August 14, 2019, at Countryside Manor. Betty was born January 13, 1927, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Charles and Helen Brownfield and moved to Anderson at the age of seven. She graduated from St. Mary High School in 1945 as the class valedictorian and then earned an Associate Degree, in international business from the Indiana School of...
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Ruby L. Taylor

August 22, 1924 - August 11, 2019

Eleven days shy of her 95th birthday, Ruby Durgan Taylor, formally of Anderson, IN, passed away peacefully at Northridge Retirement Living in Fishers on August 11th, 2019. She was doing one of her favorite things, playing cards with some of her dear friends. She was born in Anderson on August 22nd, 1924 to Charles and Elsie Durgan. Her first marriage ended in tragedy as her husband, Jack...
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Patricia Ruth Reddy

March 14, 1942 - August 10, 2019

Patricia R. Reddy, 77, of Pendleton, passed away on August 10, 2019 at Greenwood Health & Living. She was born on March 14, 1942 in Anderson to the late Robert and Catherine (Huberti) Reddy. Patricia retired as a Retail Sales Manager for W.T. Grant Co., Ben Franklin and Rust Wholesale Company. She was a member of St. Ambrose Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Delbert...
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Jerri Lynn McClintick

January 23, 1941 - August 9, 2019

Jerri Lynn McClintick, 78, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Community Hospital, Anderson. She was born on January 23, 1941 in Indianapolis to the late James Earl McNelly and June (McCormick) Adams. Jerri retired as Director of Homemaker Services from Family & Child Services after 20 years of service. She was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening,...
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Eulalia Jean McCune

May 29, 1933 - August 8, 2019

Eulalia "Jean" McCune, 86, of Anderson, passed Thursday, August 8, 2019, following an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1933 in Anderson, the daughter of Earl Otis and Edna Pearl (Walter) Weedman and lived here her entire life. She graduated from Anderson High School. She worked as a seamstress at Towne Shoppe in Anderson, retiring in 1995. Jean is survived by her sons, Rick (Sue)...
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Mary Frieda Royster

February 18, 1946 - August 5, 2019

Mary Frieda Royster, 73, of Anderson, passed Monday, August 5, 2019, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born February 18, 1946 in Waverly, KY, the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Ann L. (LaRue) Buckman. On April 8, 1967 she married Jerry E. Royster in Shawneetown, IL. They moved to Anderson in 1973, and there they raised their family. Frieda worked as a L.P.N. at St....
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Archie Roland Moreillon

January 2, 1932 - July 28, 2019

Archie R. Moreillon, 87, passed away on July 28, 2019 at Countryside Manor, Anderson. He was born on January 2, 1932 in Switzerland County, Indiana to the late Aaron and Catherine (Ketenbrink) Moreillon. Archie served his country in the US Marine Corp. He retired from Delco Remy in 1994 after 38 years of service. He was a member of UAW-CIO Local 662 and was active in Meadowbrook Little League...
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Alma Marie Saylor

July 26, 1930 - July 23, 2019

Alma Marie Saylor, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born in Harlan County, KY, the daughter of the late James and Gladys (Hicks) Shrader. Alma is survived by her children, Jeannie (Dale) Davis, Roger Saylor, Steve Saylor, James Saylor, Vicki (John) Phillips, Michael (Peggy) Saylor, Terry (Phyllis) Saylor, Tammy (Steve) Porter and Jeffrey (Penny)...
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Eugene "Gene" Magers

September 16, 1929 - July 19, 2019

Eugene "Gene" Joseph Magers, 89, of Anderson, passed away on July 19, 2019 at St. Vincent Regional Hospital Anderson. He was born on September 16, 1929 in Anderson to the late Leo and Margaret (Miller) Magers. Gene graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1947. He served his country in the US Army. He retired from Anderson Banking Company as a Branch Manager in 1988 after 25 years of service....
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Violet Emily Oaks

March 5, 1926 - July 14, 2019

Violet Emily Oaks, age 93, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She was born March 5, 1926 in London England to Edward and Ellen (Barry) Smith. During her childhood she was exposed to the horrors of war as the Germans bombed London in the 40's. It was after the war she met and fell in love with her husband Seabert Oaks, and they were married for 55 years until his death in 2000. Violet...
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Paul Lincoln Ehrgott

July 4, 1959 - July 14, 2019

Paul Lincoln Ehrgott, 60, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019. He was a resident of Anderson. He was born July 4, 1959, in Chicago, IL to the late Roberts & Ruth (Patton) Ehrgott. Paul graduated from Lawrence Central High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the East Side Church of God, where he also participated in the softball league. He was a supervisor at...
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Joann Downey

October 7, 1926 - July 12, 2019

Joann Downey, 92, of Anderson, passed away on July 12, 2019 at her residence. She was born on October 7, 1926 in Anderson to the late Charles and Mary Ann (Stewart) Redick. At one time she worked in Real Estate with George Pulos Reality and Norton Reality. She was member of the Anderson Eastern Star and enjoyed art and baking. Joann is survived by her children, Mark (Nancy) Downey of...
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Carolyn Sue Hilligoss

March 9, 1936 - July 12, 2019

Carolyn Sue Hilligoss, 83, of New Castle, passed away on July 12, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Anderson on March 9, 1936 to the late Verlin Edward and Hazel (Benefield) Burton. Carolyn retired from Countryside Manor as a dietitian. She was baptized at Turning Point Life Center, New Castle, Indiana. She loved her family and singing. Carolyn is survived by her children, David (Connie...
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Agnes M. Amrine

October 4, 1922 - July 10, 2019

Agnes M. Amrine, 96, of Anderson, peacefully went to be with the Lord with her children by her side July 10, 2019, following an extended illness. She was born October 4, 1922 in Anderson, the daughter of John and Clara (Hessler) Lang and lived here her entire life. She married Ralph Amrine and together they raised their family. Agnes worked as an executive secretary at St. John's Hospital...
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Luther Hodges, Jr.

December 25, 1940 - July 9, 2019

Luther Hodges, Jr., 78, passed away July 9, 2019 after an extended illness. He was a resident of Anderson since 1959, moving here from Alabama. He was born December 25, 1940, to the late Luther C. & Mary Edna (Warren) Hodges, Sr. in Cornersville, TN. Luther was a self-employed contractor for over 40 years. He was a member of Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, a train enthusiast, and mostly...
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Robert P. Graves, Jr.

January 7, 1927 - July 8, 2019

Robert Pearl Graves Jr., 92, of Anderson, passed away on July 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Harlan County, Kentucky on January 7, 1927 to the late Robert and Grace (Elliott) Graves Sr. Robert retired as an electrician from Guide Division of General Motors in 1981 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Solar Masonic Lodge, First Church of the Nazarene, and past President of...
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Joseph A Helpling

September 17, 1936 - July 2, 2019

Joseph "Joe" Alexander Helpling, 82, a life-long resident of Anderson, Indiana passed away July 2, 2019 after a 23 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born September 17, 1936, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Osmond and Nellie Helpling. He is survived by his children, Chris (Lisa) Helpling, Karla (Rick) McMahan, Kent (Debra) Helpling; nine grandchildren; eleven great...
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Terry W. Squires

November 8, 1954 - July 1, 2019

Terry W. Squires, 64, of Anderson, passed away, July 1, 2019 at his residence. Terry was born November 8, 1954 in Linton, the son of Stokley and Susie Squires. He was a backhoe operator for Payless Septic and Sewer for over 25 years. He loved fishing and was a NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhart. More importantly he was a beloved and wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather. He...
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Wanda Mae (Thomas) Rhea

May 27, 1932 - June 29, 2019

Wanda Mae Rhea, 87, of Anderson, met Jesus and was reunited with the love of her life, Robert Alden Rhea on June 29, 2019. She was born May 27, 1932 in Anderson, the daughter of John and Lova (Trick) Thomas. She married Robert on June 17, 1950 and together they raised their family. She was an avid bowler and loved watching sports, especially her LA Dodgers. Her sweet, kind, compassionate,...
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Gene W. Morgan

September 4, 1928 - June 22, 2019

Gene W. Morgan, 90, of Anderson, passed away June 22, 2019, at Community Hospital. Gene was born September 4, 1928, in Terre Haute, to the late Thomas and Sylvia Morgan. Gene was employed at Warner Gear for over 48 years and retired in 1997. He also owned and operated the Stables Night Club. He had been a member of Eagles #174, Moose Lodge #150, Elks #209 and the U.A.W-C.I.O. Local 287. ...
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Thomas John Watson

August 6, 1938 - June 10, 2019

Thomas John Watson, 80, of Anderson, passed away on June 10, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 6, 1938 in Anderson to the late John Thomas and Marie (Lakey) Watson. Tom retired from Anderson Community School Corporation as a carpenter after 37 years of service. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church and the Anderson Auxiliary Police. He enjoyed camping. He is survived by his...
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Phyllis Ann McKay

March 11, 1943 - June 9, 2019

Phyllis Ann McKay, 76, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Carmel. She was born March 11, 1943, in Somerset, Kentucky to the late James & Dorothy (Gill) Beasley. Phyllis was known for her glass art. She enjoyed working, making people happy, and liked talking politics. She was a proud mother who doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. ...
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Mary A. Gray

April 18, 1925 - June 7, 2019

Mary A. Gray, 94, of Anderson, passed away on June 7, 2019 at her residence. She was born on April 18, 1925 in Anderson to the late Ernest and Hazel (Gustin) Ashby. Mary worked at Deckers in Anderson. She later retired as an Inspector from Guide Lamp in 1985. She was a member of Eastside Church of God. She is survived by her sons, John (Elaine) Gray of Pendleton, Danny (Kristen) Gray of...
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Helen Mae Reish

October 27, 1927 - June 6, 2019

Helen M. Reish, 91, of Anderson passed away, June 6, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. Helen was born October 27, 1927, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Burley and Dottie Parham. Helen's life was characterized by her devotion to her Savior, her family and her community. She was a wife to her husband, Wayne for 70 years, a mother to her two daughters, an active...
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Jason Alan Frazier

July 16, 1975 - June 5, 2019

Jason Alan Frazier, 43, passed away June 5, 2019. A Fishers resident, he was born on July 16, 1975 in Anderson, IN and graduated from Highland High School in 1994. Jason earned his bachelor's degree in management and entrepreneurship from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in Muncie in 1999. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 14 years Anne-Marie (Lalli)...
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Ryan H. Warner

June 1, 1993 - June 3, 2019

Ryan Howard Warner of Anderson, Indiana passed away on June 3rd, 2019. He was born in Kokomo, Indiana on June 1st, 1993 to the parents of Steve and Lynn Warner. For all those who knew Ryan, the news of his death does not seem possible at the young age of 26. Ryan's contagious laugh, fearlessness, sense of adventure, and unwavering loyalty to those he loved are just a few of his amazing...
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Mary June Rowe

July 11, 1933 - June 1, 2019

Mary June (Baker) Rowe was born on July 11, 1933 in Lutz, Florida. She left us peacefully in her sleep in the wee hours of June 1, 2019. Mary June was one of seven children born to Otho and Katherine Baker. The Baker family moved to Anderson in 1935. Mary June was a 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School and while in school she played the organ at Mass on many Sundays. In 1954 she married...
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Joshua Allen Shepler

March 15, 1983 - May 31, 2019

Joshua Allen Shepler, 36, of Anderson, passed away on May 31, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Peru on March 15, 1983 to Steven Shepler and Jennifer Chambers. Joshua was employed as a driver manager at Carter Express. He also worked as a dock worker at Federal Express Freight in Anderson. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 127 in Anderson,...
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Michael Jon Gregory Pahls

May 29, 2019

Michael Jon Gregory Pahls, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and, above all, teacher, passed away May 29, 2019, at the age of 47. Those who love and will miss him are his dear wife, Tracy Ann Harrington Pahls; daughters, Lily Anne Renfro and Abigail Susan Grace Pahls; father, Terry Pahls and stepmother, Linda Pahls; mother, Karla Kyle Hester and stepfather, Curt Hester; siblings,...
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Nella Mae Boyd

August 10, 1932 - May 26, 2019

Nella Mae Boyd, 86, passed away May 26, 2019, at her residence. She was born August 10, 1932 in Haldeman, KY and lived in Michigan and Indiana for the last 20 years. She worked as a caregiver to the elderly for a number of years. She loved gardening and cooking, but her passion was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nella is survived by her children, Mark Boyd of Greenwood,...
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Rogelio P. Verdin

December 31, 1966 - May 19, 2019

Rogelio "Roger" P. Verdin, 52, of Anderson, passed away on May 19, 2019. He was born on December 31, 1966 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Moises Verdin-Contreras and Maria Puente-Segura. Roger owned and operated Verdin Landscaping for 22 years. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. He is survived by his mother, Maria Puente-Segura; wife, JoAnn Verdin; children, Carlos (wife, Hannah)...
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Patrick Pursley

January 10, 1956 - May 15, 2019

Patrick Pursley, of Anderson passed away May 15, 2019 at the age of 63. He was born January 10, 1956 in Anderson, the son of James and Therese (Kuklenski) and lived here his entire life. Patrick served in the US Army. Patrick is survived by mother, Therese Pursley; siblings, James (Diane) Pursley, Robert (Sarah) Pursley and Laura (Christopher) Klaus; several nieces, nephews and a large...
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John Thomas Wilson

November 9, 1957 - May 14, 2019

John Thomas Wilson, 61, went home Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to be with the Lord. He was born November 9, 1957, in Anderson, to Archie and Bonnie (Garrett) Wilson. John accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was a man of great faith. He was a member of Anderson First Church of the Nazarene where he enjoyed attending the New Life Sunday School Class. He graduated from...
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Wilma Gray Brashear

May 11, 1932 - May 12, 2019

Wilma Gray Brashear, 87, of Anderson, passed away on May 12, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor, Tipton. She was born on May 11, 1932 in Laurel Springs, North Carolina to the late John and Rena (Bare) Reed. Wilma retired from Frisch's Big Boy at the age of 80 after 36 years of service. She was an avid gardener, loved animals and playing the piano. She was also known for her annual rummage sales. ...
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Carrol McNeal

June 13, 1942 - May 12, 2019

On May 12, 2019, Carrol McNeal, 76, of Chesterfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born June 13, 1942, in Anderson the daughter of Carrol E. Thomas and Rosemary Pebernat and was a lifelong Madison County resident. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1960 and worked for Fashion Cleaners for many years and retired from St. Vincent Anderson Regional...
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Noxie Opal Janes

June 25, 1930 - May 9, 2019

Noxie Opal Janes, 88, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Providence Healthcare in Anderson. She was born June 25, 1930, in Peytonsburg, KY to the late Prince & Zeda (Capps) Savage. Noxie lived in Anderson all her adult life. She enjoyed being outside working in her garden. She is survived by her cousin, Pauline Taylor; and several other extended family members. Noxie was...
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Iris Peterson

November 28, 1928 - May 2, 2019

Iris Peterson, 90 of Anderson, passed away May 2, 2019 at her residence. Iris was born November 28, 1928, in Noblesville the daughter of the late Charles and Etta Gray. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Anderson, where she had served on the Christian Education Board, the Mission Board and the Diaconate Board. Iris is survived by her two children, Nicholas (Beth) Waymire and...
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George Pete Danforth

June 18, 1940 - April 29, 2019

George "Pete" Danforth, 78, Anderson, passed away on April 29, 2019 at Community Hospital Anderson. He was born on June 18, 1940 in Frankton to the late George R. and Virginia (Johnson) Danforth. Pete graduated from Anderson High School in 1959 and Ball State University in 1967. He started teaching in 1968 at Central Jr. High and moved to Anderson High School in 1969 teaching history,...
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Jo Ann Gardner

September 14, 1944 - April 29, 2019

Jo Ann (Hanlon) Gardner had her children at her side when she went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29. Jo Ann was born September 14, 1944, in Boone County, Indiana, to Charles Louis Hanlon and Margaret Johanna (Wiley). She had enjoyed residency in Anderson since 1962, graduating from Madison Heights High School. A homemaker for many years, she worked at MCL Cafeteria for 25 years as...
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Mitzi M. Menestrina

September 5, 1927 - April 27, 2019

Mitzi Menestrina, 91 of Anderson, passed away, April 27, 2019 at her residence. Mitzi was born September 5, 1927, in Gurahumora, Romania the daughter of the late Karl and Juliana Tanda. Mitzi lived during World War II as a German girl in eastern Germany. Her mother Julia and brother Bruno all became refugees and eventually settled in a German refugee camp in Linz, Austria. Mitzi and her...
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Jane E. Janes

March 12, 1949 - April 27, 2019

Jane Ellen Janes, Anderson – 70, suddenly jumped the line into heaven on April 27, 2019. We expect she was called by God to coordinate a party there. She was born on March 12, 1949, to John Alfred Cook and Laura Wofford (Loughmiller) Cook in Anderson. She was an absolute daddy's girl and her mother's best friend. Her love of animals began at an early age with several household pets. The...
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Pauline V Kreigh

June 8, 1919 - April 26, 2019

Pauline V. Kreigh, 99, of Greenfield, formerly of Anderson, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Hancock Memorial Hospital. Pauline was born June 8, 1919 in Fishersburg, Indiana to Grover and Alice (Bennett) Castor. She attended Anderson High School and graduated in 1937. She worked at Indiana Bell Telephone Company as an operator, Instructor, and Supervisor for 29 years until her...
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Mamie Louise Platt

August 7, 1930 - April 24, 2019

Mamie Louise Platt, 88, of Anderson, passed away on April 24, 2019 at Community Hospital Anderson. She was born on August 7, 1930 in Anderson to the late Harry and Minnie (Stanley) Ruth. Mamie retired from RCA in Marion in 1995 after 28 years of service. She was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1160. Mamie enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, card and...
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John Allen Samuels

December 1, 1949 - April 23, 2019

John Samuels, 69, of Anderson, passed away April 23, 2019 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. John was born December 1, 1949, in Anderson, the son of the late Jack and Mildred Samuels and was a lifelong Anderson resident. John was the co-owner of S & H Trucking Company, a business that he was passionate about building and running. He was family oriented, had a great sense of humor,...
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Ruth Ann Johnson

November 6, 1932 - April 23, 2019

Ruth Ann Johnson, 86, of Anderson, passed away on April 23, 2019 at her residence. She was born on November 6, 1932 in Switzerland County to the late Walter and Dora (Miles) Lee. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Lady Elks. She enjoyed water aerobics at the White River Fitness Center, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Don Johnson of...
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Patricia A Martz

March 10, 1940 - April 22, 2019

Patricia A. Martz, 79, of Anderson, passed away April 22, 2019, at Community Northview Care Center. Patricia was born March 10, 1940 in Anderson, the daughter of the late Carl and Virginia Seybert and was a lifelong Anderson resident. Patricia had worked for the former Citizen bank as a bookkeeper and cleaning houses. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching NASCAR races, but enjoyed all sports and...
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Jerry Edward Banker

July 21, 1934 - April 19, 2019

Jerry Edward Banker, 84, of Anderson, passed away at Garden Villa Bedford in Bedford, Indiana. He was born on July 21, 1934 in Honey Creek, Indiana to the late Virgil and Martha (Coppock) Banker. Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Anderson High School where he started in baseball and basketball. He received a full ride sports scholarship to Ball State Teacher's College where he earned his Bachelor...
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Thomas Huston Harley

March 15, 1932 - April 18, 2019

Thomas Huston Harley, 87, passed away after an extended illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Knottsville, KY, the son of Thomas C. (Callie) Harley and Mary Catherine Fulkerson. He retired from Emge Packing Company after 24 years of service. Tom was preceded in death by the love of his life, Tina (Barrett), his parents, brothers, Otto Harley, Sam Harley, and Calvin Jr., and...
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Mary R. Watson

September 12, 1919 - April 11, 2019

Mary R. Watson, 99, formerly of Anderson, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. She was born September 12, 1919, in Fowler to the late Dennison Clair & Artella (Rogers) Dooley. Mary was a devout member of First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Olivet Sunday School Class, the American Baptist Women's Association, and the Anderson Chapter 154 OES. She is survived by her...
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Robert M. Hilligoss

July 19, 1929 - April 7, 2019

Robert M Hilligoss, 89, of Anderson, IN passed away on April 7, 2019. Robert was born on July 19, 1929 in Anderson. He graduated from Pendleton High School and proudly served in the U.S Navy. "'Bob had a long career as a draftsman at Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Knights of Columbus and the BPOE and the Madison Heights Basketball Boosters. He was an avid sports...
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Patrick Ole King

July 16, 1930 - April 6, 2019

Patrick Ole King, 88, of Anderson, passed away April 6, 2019 at his residence. He was born July 16, 1930 in South Bend, Indiana, to the late Clifton Percy and Ellen (Johnson) King. He spent his childhood years in Minnesota, West Virginia and South Carolina before moving to Anderson in 1941. After graduating from Anderson High School in 1948, he received his undergraduate degree in...
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Ronnie "Ron" Menestrina

January 10, 1959 - April 6, 2019

Ronnie "Ron" Menestrina, 60, of Anderson, passed away, April 6, 2019. Ronnie was born January 10, 1959, and was a lifelong resident of Anderson and a graduate of Madison Heights. Ronnie was dedicated to the care of his Mitzi, and truly devoted to his wife,Dawn for 16 years. Dawn and Ron enjoyed spending time at their camper with their very close friends, listening to music, having...
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Stephanie Farran Miller

December 31, 1971 - April 5, 2019

Stephanie F. Miller, 47, of Noblesville passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born on December 31, 1971 in Gary to Stephen and Patricia (Borrelli) Farran. Stephanie was raised in Anderson, IN and was a 1990 graduate of Anderson High School. She attended both Purdue University and Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis....
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Martha E. Dillman

June 18, 1936 - April 1, 2019

Martha E. Dillman, 82, of Anderson, passed away April 1, 2019 at her home. She was born June 18, 1936 in Anderson, the daughter of Joseph and Loyola (Free) Frossard and lived here her entire life. Martha was a member of the St. Mary's High School Class of 1954. She worked at Guide Lamp and was a member of the Anderson V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary. She was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic...
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Connie Jo Reis

October 15, 1946 - March 29, 2019

Connie Jo Reis, 72, passed away March 29, 2019. Her husband of 52 years, John L. Reis, 75, passed away March 28, 2019. Both were residents of Anderson. They were dedicated members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, both working for the church after their retirement. John retired from Delco-Remy after 32 years and then became the facility manager for the church. Connie Jo retired as an LPN...
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Stan Shelton

September 3, 1959 - March 28, 2019

Stan Shelton, 59, passed away in Utsunomiya, Japan while visiting his son on Thursday, March 28, surrounded by his family. Stan was born on September 3, 1959, to Charlie and Jean Shelton of Middletown, where he was the youngest of four children. Stan's dad, Charlie, taught him the love of baseball. He grew up watching the Cincinnati Reds and attending home games. Stan passed the love of...
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John L. Reis

October 22, 1943 - March 28, 2019

John L. Reis, 75, passed away March 28, 2019. His wife of 52 years, Connie Jo Reis, 72, passed away March 29, 2019. Both were residents of Anderson. They were dedicated members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, both working for the church after their retirement. John retired from Delco-Remy after 32 years and then became the facility manager for the church. Connie Jo retired as an LPN before...
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James W. Michael

August 5, 1937 - March 26, 2019

James W. Michael, 81, of Anderson, passed away March 26, 2019. He was born August 5, 1937, in Kokomo, the son of George and Vera Michael. He worked for Product Action for over 23 years. He enjoyed gardening, watching Colts football, playing with his dogs and building (or supervising) things. He is survived by his son, William "Bill" (Valerie) Michael; grandchildren, Amy (Nate) Bryans,...
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James M. "Jim" Thompson

March 2, 1913 - March 24, 2019

James M. "Jim" Thompson, 106, of Pendleton passed away on March 24th at Rawlins House in Pendleton after a sudden illness of 7 days. He was born on March 2, 1913, in Ekin, Tipton Co., IN. to Ludovic E. and Mary F. (Sharp) Thompson. He graduated from Goldsmith High School in 1931 and moved to Anderson in 1935. He retired from Emge Meat Packing Company after 45 years as a salesman. He never...
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James G. Pursley

October 20, 1927 - March 24, 2019

James G Pursley, of Anderson passed away March 24, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born October 20, 1927 in Anderson and lived here his entire life. Jim attended Anderson high school and served in the US Navy and was a Korean Conflict veteran. Mr. Pursley retired after owning an auto garage nearly 40 years and serving the Anderson community. Jim is survived by wife of 64 years, Therese Ann ...
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Esther B. Myers

September 4, 1934 - March 23, 2019

Esther Bernice Myers, 84, of Anderson, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Chesterfield. She was born on September 4, 1934 in Indianapolis to the late Oral and Clara Parker. Esther retired from Delco Remy in 1993 as a Fork Truck Driver. She was a member of the Grandview Ladies Golf Club, several bridge clubs and bowling leagues, and was a little league coach. She enjoyed...
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James B. Hess

January 10, 1928 - March 22, 2019

James B. "JB" Hess, 91, of Anderson, passed away on March 22, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Chesterfield. He was born on January 10, 1928 in Clay County, Kentucky to the late Henry Ford and Ruth Hess. James served his country in the US Army. He worked at Nicholson File as a set up operator for over 30 years. He then worked at Borg Warner as a Machinist retiring after 10 years of service. ...
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Evelyn Elizabeth "Peg" Pyzik

July 11, 1927 - March 20, 2019

Evelyn Elizabeth Pyzik 91, passed away after an extended illness. Peg, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in, Pocahontas, Arkansas on July 11, 1927. She was born the eighth of nine children to Frank and Cecelia Frangenberg. Peg married Edward J. Pyzik on Sept 5, 1945 and together they moved to Anderson and raised their family. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and St...
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Grace Shields

September 3, 1914 - March 18, 2019

Grace Shields, aged 104, died suddenly on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Keystone Woods, where she had lived for the past seven years. Grace and her husband, Derrill Shields, moved to Anderson IN following their marriage in 1938 and stayed until World War II began in 1942. After the War and several years in Dunkirk IN, they returned to Anderson in 1956, where Grace resided for the next 63 years,...
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Joe Allan Crouch

October 14, 1942 - March 13, 2019

Joe Allan Crouch, 76, of Anderson, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 after a three-year battle with autonomic instability. He was born October 14, 1942, in Warsaw to the late Charles & Helen (Gaskill) Crouch. Joe attended grade school and high school in Pierceton where he was active in basketball and track. He graduated with Honors from Ball State University with a...
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