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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

Edward Boltz Williams

March 31, 1937 - January 17, 2021

Edward B. Williams, 83, of Anderson, passed away on January 17, 2021 at his residence. He was born on March 31, 1937 in Tremont, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Verna (Boltz) Williams. Edward was an Anderson Firefighter for 31 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Anderson Firefighter Local 1262, Indiana Firefighter Association and the International Firefighters Association. He...
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David Stephen Papai

April 12, 1933 - January 15, 2021

David Stephen Papai passed away on January 15, 2021 at his home in Anderson. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Leanor, and children Michele (David Drabold) Athens OH, Andrea (John Fowler), Blairsville GA, Michael (Jenny) of Anderson, grandchildren Jacob (Lydia Picard) Fowler, Lindsay (Josh) Fowler Adkins, Sasha, Mila and Leanya Martczyanov, Will Drabold (Kaitlyn Kostival) and...
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Larry Craig Dodd

September 29, 1938 - January 14, 2021

Larry Craig Dodd, 82, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Providence of Anderson, after an extended illness with Parkinson's Disease. He was born September 29, 1938 in Anderson, IN to Gerald Sr. and Mary Ruth (Staton) Dodd. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1957, where he played varsity basketball & football. During that time, he drove a delivery truck for KB Flowers and worked...
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Fred Thompson, Jr.

January 15, 1943 - January 12, 2021

Fred Thompson Jr., 77, passed away on January 12, 2021 with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born on January 15, 1943 in Anderson to Fred and Beverly Thompson Sr. Fred graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1961. He retired from Guide Lamp after 30 years and was a Local 663 Union Official for over 18 of those years. He enjoyed quality time with his wife and family. He was...
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Brenden M. Mudd

May 20, 1993 - January 11, 2021

Our Gentle Son; Brenden M. Mudd, too whom, we are well pleased! Brenden M. Mudd born in Anderson, Indiana, died peacefully from a natural manner of death and unknown causes on January 11, 2021 at the age of 27. Brenden practiced so many of the virtues of what a good man should be. He was kind, patient, loyal, and honest and acted with integrity. He was true to himself and his authenticity...
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Peggy D. Hess

October 16, 1942 - January 10, 2021

Peggy D. Hess, 78, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She had previously lived in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and was a longtime resident of Alexandria, Indiana. She was born October 16, 1942, in Anderson, IN to the late John & Ruth (Garrison) Foster. Peggy attended Alexandria First Baptist Church in Alexandria, Indiana & First Baptist Church of Glen Este in Batavia, Ohio...
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Mildred "Millie" Miller

June 11, 1943 - January 10, 2021

Mildred "Millie" F. Miller, 77, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born June 11, 1943 in Tupelo, Arkansas to the late J.E. & Fay (Hensley) Joslin. Millie graduated from Anderson High School in 1961. She worked a variety of jobs in Anderson but loved being a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Gina Bronnenberg; granddaughter, Joslin Bronnenberg; brother & sister...
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Elizabeth Ann Burrell

June 10, 1937 - January 8, 2021

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Knight) Burrell, 83, of Anderson, passed away January 7, 2021 at home surrounded by her daughters following a brief illness with cancer and is now present with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Betty was born on June 10, 1937, in Turkey Creek, Florida, the daughter of Wesley and Flora (Royster) Knight. Betty graduated from Turkey Creek High School and then came to...
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Genevieve Jenny Gilbert

March 27, 1926 - January 3, 2021

Genevieve "Jenny" Christine Gilbert, 94, of Anderson, passed away on January 3, 2021 at Providence Health Facility. She was born on March 27, 1926 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to the late William and Paula (Dott) Peck. Jenny was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cabane 510 of the Le-Fems and the Ladies Auxiliary 127. Jenny never met a stranger and loved spending...
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Peter Joseph Bianchi

January 3, 1943 - January 2, 2021

Peter Joseph Bianchi, 77, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Chesterfield. He was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, to the late Peter and Frances M. (Costello) Bianchi. Peter was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam. He worked as an auto mechanic most of his life. He had been incredibly involved with the GSGSL Girl's Softball League in Scottdale,...
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Vivian Barrett Coffman

April 19, 1954 - January 2, 2021

Vivian Barrett Coffman, 66, of Pendleton, Indiana, passed away on January 2, 2021, following a courageous 27-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Throughout her journey, Vivian always chose to focus on the blessings of having significantly more time than expected after her diagnosis. She was an inspiration to many as she embraced each day with joy, hope and faith, investing that time in her...
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Amy J. Sczesny

December 6, 1951 - January 1, 2021

Amy Joan (Vores) Sczesny, 69, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021. She was born December 6, 1951 in Anderson. Amy was a licensed clinical social worker having received her degree from Ball State & her masters from IUPUI. As a social worker she was the Director of A Caring Place Adult Day Services for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Prior to social work she was an accomplished...
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Carol Ann Auker

November 11, 1938 - December 29, 2020

Carol Ann Auker, 82, of Anderson, passed away on December 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born on November 11, 1938 in Shelbyville, Indiana to the late Wilbur and Ruth (Rooney) Hartman. Carol worked in the Private Home Health Care industry for many years. She was a member of Aletheia Church where she was active with the prayer chain. She was past President of the Madison County Women's...
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Betty Jo Minkey

March 29, 1938 - December 28, 2020

Betty Jo Minkey, 82, of Anderson, passed away on December 28, 2020 at Community Hospital Anderson. She was born on March 29, 1938 in Anderson to the late Walter and Frances (Vanhorn) Lightfoot. Betty was a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping, dining out and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty always put others first. She had a way of making people feel...
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Mona Darlene Hummel

March 3, 1953 - December 28, 2020

Mona Darlene Hummel, 67, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020. She was born March 3, 1953, in Muncie to the late, Harold & Jeanette (Watson) Faulds. Mona had worked for a bakery where she made cakes and candy. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bruce Hummel; brother & sister-in-law, Larry & Charlotte Faulds; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Christopher & Barbara Hummel niece &...
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Anna M. Bright

January 25, 1934 - December 28, 2020

Anna M. Bright, 86, of Anderson passed away at her home on December 28, 2020. Anna was born on January 25, 1934 in Clyde, NY to Phillip and Philomena (Matteo) Romano. Anna devoted her life to being a wife, mother and grandmother. In her free time, Anna loved to attend rummage sales, go shopping, cook, camp, and spend time with her family. Anna is survived by her children: Larry Bright, Jr,...
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Hyde

July 22, 1936 - December 27, 2020

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hyde, 84, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born July 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York to the late William R. & Margaret (Binkley) DuVernet. Betsy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a member of the YMCA Board of Directors, and volunteered with CASA for a number of years. She is survived by her children, Heather (husband, Kenneth) Jennings of...
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Jeannie S. Clark

September 6, 1946 - December 27, 2020

Jeannie S. Clark, 74, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born September 6, 1946 in New Castle. Jeannie worked for over 20 years as manager of dietary needs at Millers Merry Manor. She loved crocheting, fishing, and being a mom. She was everyone's mom, helping all the neighborhood children including giving them a ride to work or school. However, the true light of her life was...
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Scott H. Presser

December 11, 1963 - December 24, 2020

I passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 after complications of a stroke. I just celebrated my 57th birthday on December 11, 1963. I graduated from Highland High School in 1983, where I had been assistant student manager of the Basketball & Football teams. Prior to that I enjoyed being a member of the Boy Scouts and looked forward to our excursions including camping in Canada. After retiring...
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Jacklynn Walker

August 3, 1945 - December 24, 2020

Jacklynn "Jackie" (Baker) Walker, 75 of Anderson, passed away on December 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born on August 3, 1945 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baker. Jackie retired from the Hamilton County Juvenile Center. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed music, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her...
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Annette Farris

November 18, 1951 - December 20, 2020

Annette Jean Farris, 69, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born November 18, 1951, in Anderson to the late Oscar & Mary (Fadley) Massey. She had worked as a cook at many restaurants in the area before being a homemaker. Annette was known for her love of Barry Manilow. However, she loved more than anything, her family and her children. Annette is survived by her children,...
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John Samuel "Sam" Goodson

April 14, 1960 - December 19, 2020

John Samuel "Sam" Goodson, 60, of Anderson, passed away on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Community Hospital Anderson. Sam was born on April 14, 1960 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Charles and Barbara Gallup. He was a 1978 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School. Sam was a veteran of the Army National Guard and was an avid fan of basketball and the Los Angeles Rams. Sam is survived by his wife...
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Hoyt Bilbrey

July 28, 1934 - December 18, 2020

Hoyt Bilbrey, 86, returned to his heavenly father December 18, 2020, after a sudden illness. Hoyt retired in 1996 after 35 years as a commercial master finish carpenter, he belong to the Carpenter's Union #1016 and was proud to earn his 50 year pin. He loved to camp and travel with his wife and daughter. He also shared a passion for square dancing with his wife, and they often traveled with...
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William A. Howard, Jr.

May 4, 1928 - December 18, 2020

William "Bill" A. Howard, Jr., 92, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie. He was born May 4, 1928, in Indianapolis to the late William A. & Nora Lee (Rooks) Howard. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Bill was a trooper with the Indiana State Police for 22 years having served at the Pendleton Post. He was a proud member of Pioneers of the...
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Joanne Luise Cox

August 13, 1949 - December 17, 2020

Joanne Luise Cox, 71, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Community Hospital of Anderson. She was born August 13, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; grew up in Chesterfield, Indiana and lived her adult years in Anderson. Joanne spent her entire life serving and caring for others. She graduated from Anderson University with a degree in nursing and worked as a registered nurse at...
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Leonard Parisi

August 15, 1931 - December 16, 2020

Leonard Parisi, age 89, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Leonard lived several years at Crestwood Village North Indianapolis. He was born August 15, 1931 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of the late Fred and Mary (Perry) Parisi. Leonard proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Delphi...
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Donald Junior Peters

March 1, 1937 - December 12, 2020

Donald Junior Peters, 83, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020. He was born March 1, 1937, in Missouri to the late, Myron & Emma Souders) Peters. Donald retired from General Motors after working 34 years as a millwright. He attended Anderson First Church of the Nazarene. In his spare time he loved fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Marcia ...
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Jean Frances Dovey

April 12, 1925 - December 11, 2020

Jean Frances Dovey, 95, of Anderson, passed away December 11, 2020, at Rawlins House in Pendleton, due to a recent injury. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Gooding) Dovey and was born on April 12, 1925. She lived her entire life in Anderson, living in the same house for 83 years. Jean graduated from Anderson High School in 1943. She began her work experience employed at the...
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Lawrence "O'B" O'Brien

July 27, 1932 - December 11, 2020

Lawrence "O'B" O'Brien, Jr, 88, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. He was born in Summitville on July 27, 1932 the son of the late Lawrence and Bertha (Jones) O'Brien, Sr. He married the former Patricia Kirchenbauer on July 4, 1952 and together they raised their family. O'B enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War, until the Armistance Agreement which was signed on his 21st...
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Angela Angi King

December 19, 1973 - December 10, 2020

Angela "Angi" King, 46, of Noblesville, passed away on December 10, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on December 19, 1973 in Anderson to the late James and Kathy (Counceller) King. Angi was a pre-school teacher at Promise Land Daycare in Anderson. She enjoyed camping and traveling. She is survived by her fiancé, Ryan Krugler of Noblesville; children, Schuyler...
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Luther Lee Flatford

February 28, 1942 - December 7, 2020

Luther L. Flatford, 78, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020. He was born February 28, 1942 in Maynardville, Tennessee to the late, James Henry & Stella Inez (Ridenour) Flatford. He married Betty L. Peace in Maynardville on December 21, 1959. He worked for the water department of the City of Anderson, having retired after 42 years as a foreman. Luther is survived by his wife, Betty L....
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Georgenia R. Dudley

December 23, 1921 - December 4, 2020

Georgenia R. Dudley, 98, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020. She was born December 23, 1921 in Elwood to the late Arthur & Ida (Welling) Dudley. She was a graduate of Anderson High School. Georgenia worked for Delco-Remy for almost 35 years, having retired in 1975. She was a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church, formerly Park Place United Methodist Church. She is survived by...
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Francis M. "Frank" Cramer

June 4, 1934 - December 1, 2020

ANDERSON- Rev. Dr. Francis M. "Frank" Cramer, 86, of Anderson, passed away, December 1, 2020 at Community Hospital in Anderson. Francis was born June 4, 1934 in Plymouth, the son of Arden and Julia Cramer. He is a graduate of Plymouth High School Class of 1952 and a lifetime member of the First United Church of Christ in Plymouth - thanks to his Grandmother, Aunt Dina, and Uncle Art for...
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Joan Helen (Miller) Rankin

April 2, 1926 - November 29, 2020

Born April 2, 1926 in Brighton Indiana, Joan was the daughter of Goldie Mae Miller Koch and Hubert Miller. She grew up in Indiana and lived a full and busy life. She married Roy Rankin on December 28, 1946. You could find Roy and Joan at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, their favorite hangout. Joan and Roy welcomed their son Bill into the world on December 9, 1962. When Bill was 12 years old...
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Joanne "Nan" Boston

July 26, 1932 - November 26, 2020

Joanne "Nan" Boston, 88, of Anderson passed away at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. She was born on July 26, 1932 in Anderson to the late Roscoe and Lalah May (Chapple) Sizelove. Joanne was a homemaker. She graduated from Anderson High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, working outside and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is...
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Diana Rose Holland

November 29, 1943 - November 23, 2020

Diana Rose Holland, 76, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at her Anderson residence. She was born November 29, 1943, in Noblesville to the late, Merle & Dorothy (Wise) Scherer. Diana graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1961 then graduated from Apex Beauty School. She was a beautician and a member of First Baptist Church of Daleville. Diana is survived by husband of 58...
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Mary Ann Salisbury

September 22, 1932 - November 20, 2020

Mary Ann Salisbury, age 88, of Anderson, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at her residence. Mary Ann was born September 22, 1932 to Clarence and Minnie (Porter) Shuck. She lived in Arcadia for 15 years, then returned to Anderson 1967. She worked for Firestone in Noblesville in production, retiring in 1982. Mary Ann was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Madison County Literacy...
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Inez Eileen Bess

July 1, 1954 - November 17, 2020

Inez Eileen (Sparks) Bess, 66, of Anderson passed away on November 17, 2020 at Edgewater Woods. Inez was born on July 1, 1954 in Anderson, IN to George Leroy and Gladys Marie (Lycan) Sparks. On January 8, 1971, she married Richard Bess, and they made their home in Kentucky where they raised six children together. Inez was a member of First Pentecostal Church, she was also a lover of flowers,...
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Matthew Scott Muir

August 26, 1980 - November 17, 2020

Matthew Scott Muir, 40, of Anderson passed away on November 17, 2020 at Community Hospital Anderson. Matthew was born on August 26, 1980 in Anderson to Jeff and Kathy (O'Brien) Muir. He was a graduate of Anderson High School, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. Matthew worked for the City of Anderson in Water Pollution Control. Matthew is survived by his parents, Jeff and...
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Michael Thomas Sokol

February 7, 1959 - November 17, 2020

Michael T. "Tom" Sokol, 61, of Anderson, passed away, Nov 17, 2020 at Community Hospital in Anderson. Tom was born February 7, 1959 to the late Michael and Barbara Sokol. He was a 1978 graduate of Anderson High School and a lifelong Anderson resident. He enjoyed photography and being around his many friends. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Meese, David (Kitty)...
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Cheri L. Timmons

August 9, 1949 - November 15, 2020

Cheri Beckley Thomas Timmons, 71, of Anderson, passed away Nov. 15, 2020 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. She was born August 9, 1949, in Anderson, the daughter of the late James and Mary Beckley and was a lifelong Anderson resident. She had been employed in the Aerospace industry as a machinist. Sheri enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, fishing, visiting Metamora and...
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Beverly J. Green

March 14, 1937 - November 15, 2020

Beverly J. Green, 83, passed away at her home in Anderson, IN on November 15, 2020 following an extended illness. She was the last of three children born to James and Ruby Daugherty of Elwood, Indiana. Bev was married to Max Green, who passed away in 2004 one month after their 50th wedding anniversary. For many years they worked together running the Green Electric, Inc. Bev was a devoted...
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Mary Anne Wittrock Bock

October 17, 1931 - November 14, 2020

Mary Anne Wittrock Bock passed away on November 14, 2020 in Anderson, Indiana. The daughter of Edward and Louisa Wittrock, she was born on October 17, 1931 in Falls City, Nebraska. Mary Anne was a life-long Cornhusker football fan and a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska. She served a one year internship in Seattle, Washington to earn certification as a dietician and then worked in a...
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Mary Lou Brown

March 9, 1936 - November 12, 2020

Mary Lou Brown, 84, of Anderson, passed away on November 12, 2020 at St. Vincent Regional Hospital. She was born on March 9, 1936 in Elwood to the late Lawrence and Ethel (Gordon) Hobbs. Mary retired from Community Northview Nursing Home as a Hospitality Aide after 29 years of service. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church in Anderson and attended New Life Nazarene Church. She...
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Bernard "Bernie" Lorenzo Burgan

December 12, 1929 - November 11, 2020

Bernard "Bernie" Lorenzo Burgan, 90, of Anderson passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 12, 1929, in Anderson, to Paul and Mabel Burgan and was a life-long resident of Anderson. Bernie was a 1948 graduate of Anderson High School. He attended General Motors Institute, and was a 1959 graduate of Anderson College. He worked at General Motors – Guide...
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Neva Virginia Jackman

September 14, 1928 - November 10, 2020

Neva Virginia Jackman, 92, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Neva was affectionately known as Jenny to her family and friends. She was born September 14, 1928 in Anderson to the late, Russell & Edith (Smith) Delph. Jenny retired from Delco Remy, having worked there for 30 years. Jenny is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, William & Judith Summitt; granddaughter, Stacie Masuth;...
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Craig Anthony Brunnemer

October 20, 1973 - November 9, 2020

Craig Anthony Brunnemer, 47, of Pendleton, passed away on November 9, 2020 at Ascension St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood. Craig was born on October 20, 1973 in Elwood to Tim and Anna (Callaway) Brunnemer. He was a graduate of Elwood High School and Anderson University. Since 2013, Craig was the Golf Professional at Pebblebrook Golf Course. For those who knew Craig, they knew him to be a...
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Barbara J. Speedy

October 29, 1930 - November 7, 2020

Barbara J. Speedy, 90, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born October 29, 1930, in Speedway, Indiana. Barbara was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church and of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Barbara is survived by her husband of 71 years, Guido Speedy; son, Brian Speedy; grandchildren, Megan Rochford, Shaun Speedy, Cody Speedy, & Michael Rochford, Jr. She was preceded in death...
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Larry Lee Crum

September 11, 1947 - November 3, 2020

CHATTANOOGA-Larry Lee Crum, 73, formerly of Anderson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 3rd in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on September 11, 1947 in Paintsville, Kentucky, to the late Lillian (Carmean) Crum and James L. Crum. Lee was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic church before moving to Chattanooga, TN. Lee was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer and a veteran of the...
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Kenneth Mauck

September 13, 1923 - November 1, 2020

Kenneth Mauck, 97, of Anderson, passed away at Primrose Memory Care, on Nov. 1, 2020. He was born Sept. 13, 1923 in Hamilton County to the late Cecil and Elsie (Brown) Mauck. Kenny served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired from Container Corporation having worked in the printing department. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church for over 70 years and was...
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Marjorie Reed

September 7, 1926 - October 28, 2020

Marjorie S Reed, 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, after a brief illness. Marjorie was a lifelong resident of Anderson, a graduate of both Anderson High School and Ball State University. She was a retired teacher from the Anderson Community School district, having taught PE, History and Social studies at the secondary school level. After retirement she and her husband spent...
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James P. Burke, Jr

August 9, 1952 - October 27, 2020

James P. Burke, Jr, 68, of Anderson, died Tuesday October 27, 2020 following a sudden illness. He was born August 9, 1952, in Anderson, the son of the late James P. and Patricia A. (Spangler) Burke, Sr. He served in the US Navy. He worked as a driver for FedEx and UPS among other companies. He was a member of American Legion Post 127. James is survived by his sisters, Rebecca (Robert, Jr)...
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James Jim Ripberger

July 22, 1953 - October 24, 2020

James "Jim" Carl Ripberger, 67, of Portland, passed away on October 24, 2020 at his residence. He was born on July 22, 1953 in Anderson, son of William J. and Barbara N. (Gilligan) Ripberger where he grew up in the neighborhood known as the "Acre" Pulaski Park. He was a graduate of Madison Heights High School. Jim had owned and operated Scratch & Dent Auto Body in Anderson for many years. He...
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Beatrice Sailes

April 29, 1924 - October 24, 2020

Beatrice Sailes, 96, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. She was born April 29, 1924, in Birmingham, Alabama. Beatrice is survived by her daughter, Lulu Mae Bass; grandchildren, Rosa L. Hodgkins, Regina M. Streaty, Merleana Harrison, Anthony Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Sylvia Moore, Talana Fynbo, & Tina Bass; a host of great grandchildren; and a host of nieces & nephews. She was...
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Bennie Odell Cravens

April 5, 1944 - October 20, 2020

Bennie Odell Cravens, 76, of Anderson, died Tuesday October 20, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born April 5, 1944 in Livingston, TN to Chester and Ida Cravens. On December 20, 1966 he married Wanda Sue Melton. He served in the US Army for two years, including a year in Vietnam. He retired from General Motors after 29 ½ years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 127 for more...
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Dale Stinson

October 27, 1952 - October 18, 2020

Dale Stinson, 67, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 after an extended illness at Community Hospital Anderson. He was born October 27, 1952 in Anderson to the late, Richard & Frances (Scharnowske) Stinson. He graduated from Highland High School in 1970 then retired from Delco-Remy. Dale was an avid Colts fan and NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt. He loved traveling with Mary Lou to...
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William Griffin

December 29, 1951 - October 17, 2020

William "Bill" Griffin, 69, Anderson, passed away on October 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born on December 29, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late William and Catherine (Zirkelbach) Griffin. Bill retired from the City of Anderson as a Meter Reader, belonging to Local #108. He was a H.A.M. Operator, volunteered with the Madison County EMA, and was an avid NASCAR fan. Bill is...
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Patty L. Murphy

July 5, 1934 - October 12, 2020

Patty L. (Roberts) Murphy, 86, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2020, at Lindberg Crossing Nursing Home, in Anderson. She was born July 5, 1934, in Greenfield, Indiana to Milford and Isadora (Raymer) Roberts. Patty had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel, especially with her husband of 30 years, Larry Murphy, who preceded her in death. While living in Anderson, she built a...
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Judith Kay Lennis

August 31, 1941 - October 10, 2020

Judith Kay Lennis, 79, of Anderson, passed away on October 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born on August 31, 1941 in Madison County to the late Otis and Juanita (Street) Armstrong. Judith had worked at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as a Uniform Clerk. She was a member of the Anderson Obedience Training Club and the American Kennel Club. She cherished her family and always...
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Patricia J. Sibert

July 10, 1928 - October 5, 2020

Patricia J. Sibert, 92, of Middletown, formerly of New Castle, passed away October 5, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born, July 10, 1928, in Bicknell, Indiana the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Deal and graduated from New Castle High School in 1946. She enjoyed collecting angels and bells and was a member of the First Christian Church in New Castle. ...
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Gordon Lee Brauchla

October 3, 1930 - October 5, 2020

Gordon Lee Brauchla, 90, of Anderson, passed away on October 5, 2020. He was born October 3, 1930 in Anderson to the late Carl and Daisy (Vermillion) Brauchla. Gordon graduated from Anderson High School and continued his education at DeVry School of Radio and Electronics in Chicago for television repair, graduating in 1951. He married Jacquie (Ginley) on September 26, 1953. In 1955 Gordon...
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Fletcher A. Lamkin

December 5, 1947 - September 28, 2020

Fletcher A. Lamkin, 72, of Anderson passed away September 28, 2020 at his home. He was born in Anderson on December 5, 1947, the son of the late Marvin and Ella (Kleinschmidt) Lamkin and lived here his entire life. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. He retired from Delco-Remy where he worked as a toolmaker. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW. Fletcher is survived by...
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Robert E. Collins

November 30, 1956 - September 26, 2020

Robert E. Collins, 63 of Anderson, passed away, September 26, 2020, following an extended illness. He was born November 30, 1956, in Anderson, the son of the William and Lenora Collins. He was a 1976 graduate of Madison Heights High School, a lifelong Anderson resident and was self-employed as a mechanic working on small engines. Robert was a race car fan, he enjoyed watching all the...
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Emily Faye Fry

January 15, 1956 - September 25, 2020

Emily Faye Fry, 64, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1956, in Elwood. Emily enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends. She loved sewing, but more than anything, she loved time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Jimmy (wife, Evelyn) of Georgia, Andy Vannatta of Anderson, & Christopher (wife, Rachel)...
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Ronald J Jordan

September 10, 1939 - September 25, 2020

Ronald Joe Jordan ,81, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Castleton Health Care Center of Indianapolis succumbing from his long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was the husband of Belinda Jordan. They shared 42 years of marriage together. Born September 10, 1939 in Anderson, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Oma Jordan. He was a 1957 graduate from Madison Heights, joining the US...
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William G. Mehling

October 1, 1924 - September 23, 2020

William G. (Bill) Mehling, 95, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Greenfield Healthcare Center in Greenfield, following an extended illness. Bill was born on October 1, 1924 in Alexandria, to George Dewey Mehling Sr. and May Philomena (Stephens) Mehling, the fourth of 11 children. He graduated from St Mary School in Alexandria and Alexandria High School. He later attended Indiana...
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Sharon K. Newell

March 1, 1944 - September 23, 2020

Sharon K. Newell, 76, passed away on September 23, 2020. She was born on March 1, 1944 in Muncie to the late Jim and Margaret (Jones) Everett. Sharon worked several years at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital as a bookkeeper She is survived by her companion, Lawrence Pitts of Anderson; sons, Mark (Stacy) Newell of Plainfield, Doug (Lori) Newell of Gaston; grandson, Hunter Newell; siblings, Linda...
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Angela Jo Siefert

March 10, 1972 - September 22, 2020

Angela Siefert, 48, of Anderson, passed away September 22, 2020 following a long battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1972, in Anderson, the daughter of Wayne and Mary Jo Siefert and was a graduate of Lapel High School and had been employed with Red Gold. Angela is survived by her mother, Mary Jo Siefert; her children, Dalsen Murdock and Peyten Murdock; grandmother, Edna Eutsler; and...
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Diana Parks

September 11, 1936 - September 22, 2020

Diana Desenberg Shively Parks, 84, of Anderson passed away, September 22, 2020. She was born September 11, 1936, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of the late Donald A. and Jane (Zimmerman) Desenberg and was a 1954 graduate of Elida High School. She went to work in the early 1970's at the Wallpaper House in Anderson and went on to become the Executive Director of the Madison County March of Dimes...
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Jeffery Alan Stanley

October 16, 1961 - September 21, 2020

Jeffery Alan Stanley, 58, of Anderson, passed away on September 21, 2020. He was born on October 16, 1961 in Indianapolis. Jeff had previously worked at Nestle and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid Colts fan. He is survived by his children, Jenni (Tyler) Lindsey of Alabama, Morgan (Billy) Burch of Florida, Kelsey (Adrian) Villagrana of Florida; mother, Iris Stanley...
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Clifton Clark Myers

February 29, 1948 - September 20, 2020

Clifton Clark Myers, 72, Anderson, passed away on September 20, 2020 at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson. He was born in Livingston, Tennessee on February 29, 1948 to the late Charles and Pauline (Ledbetter) Myers. Clifton served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from General Motors after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Pendleton Baptist Church, the American Legion, and the...
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Ramphel "Ranny" L. Hinton

November 16, 1943 - September 19, 2020

Ramphel "Ranny" L. Hinton, 76, of Anderson passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020. He was born November 16, 1943 in Anderson, the son of the late Jesse James and Mary Louise (Green) Hinton and lived here all his life. On September 27, 1965, he married Eva Skinner and together they raised their family. He worked for 25 years as a cook at the Alibi and then worked at Klipsch Music Theater....
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Judy Anne Reel

September 5, 1941 - September 19, 2020

Judy Anne Reel, 79, of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020. She was born September 5, 1941 in Anderson, the daughter of the late George and Edith (Etchison) Price. Judy is survived by her son William Reel of Morgantown; grandchildren, Kyle Jaso and Danielle (Robert) Manus of Indianapolis; and great-granddaughter, Mina Jaso. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell...
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Lauretta Jeanne Hays

March 14, 1943 - September 17, 2020

Lauretta Jeanne Hays, 77, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020, at St. Vincent Regional Hospital Anderson with her family by her side. She was born on March 14, 1943, in Muncie to the late Lawrence and Leoma (Parker) Hammer. Jeanne was in food service for 25 years. She and her husband, Al, owned and operated Aljeano's Restaurant for 11 years, and managed Muncie & Ski-Hi...
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Marianne Kiely

November 10, 1954 - September 10, 2020

CINCINNATI- Marianne Kiely, 65, formally of Anderson, passed away September 10, 2020, following a brief illness. Marianne was born November 10, 1954, in Marion, IN, the daughter of the late William and Mary Kiely. She was a 1972 graduate of Anderson High School and a 1976 graduate of Ball State University with a bachelors' degree in sales and marketing. Marianne had a successful career in...
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Roxie A. "Ann" Schuster

October 2, 1942 - September 7, 2020

Roxie Anna "Ann" Philbert Schuster, 77, of Noblesville, passed away on September 7, 2020. She was born on October 2, 1942 in Anderson, the daughter of Charles Worth and Roxie Irene Philbert. She was married to her beloved husband, John Karl Schuster for 46 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She graduated from Pendleton High School in 1960. She retired from Guide Division of...
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Judith "Judy" Ione Talmage

September 29, 1933 - September 6, 2020

Judith "Judy" Ione Talmage, 86, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020. Judy was born September 29, 1933 in Alexandria to the late John & Margaret (Tomlinson) Bitner. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1951. Judy married Clifford "Cliff" Talmage on December 23, 1961. She worked at Delco Remy then retired in 1990 from Elder Beerman having worked in sales. She enjoyed bowling, going...
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Ellen June Bays

April 19, 1931 - September 4, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS- Ellen June Bays, 89, formally of Anderson, passed away peacefully September 4, 2020. She was born, April 19, 1931, in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of the late Frances and Walter Scott Doles. Ellen retired from the Anderson Community School District, after teaching elementary school for over 40 years and was listed in America' Who's Who of Teachers. She influenced so many...
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Thomas Andrew Taylor

March 24, 1965 - September 3, 2020

Thomas Andrew Taylor, 55 passed away on September 2, 2020. He was born on March 24, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan to the late James and Cynthia (Heath) Taylor. Thomas served his country in the US Army. He was employed at BF Goodrich. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local 715 and the Indiana Hunters Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding cross country on his motorcycle. ...
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Miles Jameson Gillis

August 31, 2020

Miles Jameson Gillis, passed away August 31, 2020. He is survived by his parents, John & Elizabeth "Liz" (Crum) Gillis; grandparents, Pete & Julie Gillis and Tom & Crystal Ostler; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services will be at 2:30 Friday, September 4, at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 Friday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral...
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Willie Hall

June 24, 1941 - August 27, 2020

Willie Hall, 79, formerly of Anderson, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 in New Castle. He was born June 24, 1941, in Porstmouth, Ohio to the late Lee & Mary Bell (Goble) Hall. Willie was a masonry foreman for Atlas Construction and Hall Building & Maintenance. In his free time he loved his flower garden and decorated yard. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy E. (Furnier)...
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Nolan "Cubbie" Edwards

August 15, 1937 - August 21, 2020

Nolan (Cubbie) Edwards 83 went to be with his lord and savior on August 20th, 2020 at Saint Vincent Ascension Hospital after a brief battle with Lung Cancer and Pneumonia. Nolan was born on August 15, 1937, in Palmetto, LA.; only child of Paul and Dolly Mae Edwards who preceded him in death. Nolan resided in Anderson most of his life where he was employed as a Semi-Truck Driver for McMahan...
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Michael Steven Buck

September 7, 1950 - August 19, 2020

Michael Steven "Steve" Buck was born September 7, 1950 to William and Dorothy Green Buck in Anderson. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family on August 19th at St. Vincent's Hospital in Anderson. He was married to Joyce Ferrell on May 21, 1977 they shared 34 years together until her death August 19th, 2011. Steve graduated from Anderson High School in 1970. He proudly served in the US...
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Kathy Ann Mock

December 7, 1955 - August 15, 2020

Kathy Ann (Herrington) Mock, 64, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020, after a five-year battle with cancer. She was born December 7, 1955, in Anderson, to Joe and Kay (Turner) Herrington. She married Alan Mock on March 24, 1979, and he survives. Also surviving are her mother Kay Herrington of Anderson, son and daughter-in-law, Brett & Monica Mock of Indianapolis; siblings, Teresa (husband,...
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Kay Ellen Huffer

November 28, 1939 - August 12, 2020

Kay Ellen Huffer, 80, of Anderson, passed away on August 12, 2020 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. She was born on November 28, 1939 in Anderson to the late Robert and Ellen (Bravard) Bartlow. Kay retired from General Motors Guide Lamp Division after 30 years of service. She enjoyed fishing. She is survived by her son, Scott Huffer of Chesterfield; sister in-law, Mary Bartlow of...
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Evelyn "Jody" Fernung

June 21, 1932 - August 2, 2020

Evelyn "Jody" Joan Fernung, 88, of Anderson, passed away on August 2, 2020 at Lindberg Crossing in Anderson. She was born on June 21, 1932 in Economy, Indiana to the late Ora and Viola (Replogle) Garrett. Evelyn retired from Delco Remy after 30 years of service. She enjoyed her gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family and church friends. She is survived by her children, Debbie ...
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Raymond L. Jones

September 2, 1945 - July 28, 2020

Raymond L. Jones, 74, of Anderson, passed away, July 28, 2020 in Bremen following an extended illness. Raymond was born September 2, 1945, in Quenimo, KS, to the late William and Wahnita Jones and has lived in Anderson since childhood. He was a happy hard working provider for his family. As a loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed the time he could spend with his family....
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Charles "Charlie" Solid

December 19, 1921 - July 14, 2020

Charles H. Solid, 98, of Anderson, passed away peacefully Tuesday, in Sheridan, in the care of his family. He was born in Onawa, Iowa to Herman and Susie (Dewey) Solid. He was a graduate of Anderson University. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was a member of Park Place Church of God and a volunteer at the food pantry. Working most of his life doing construction he built a...
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Patricia Ann O'Brien

June 3, 1933 - July 12, 2020

Patricia Ann O'Brien, 87, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020. She was born in Anderson on June 3, 1933. She married Lawrence O'Brien on July 4, 1952 and just celebrated 68 years of marriage. Patricia is survived by her husband, Lawrence; children, Kathy (husband, Jeff) Muir, Rinde (wife, Patti) O'Brien, Karen O'Brien, and Kelly (husband, Paul) Greulich; grandchildren, Danielle, Tiana,...
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Emma Jean Graves

September 16, 1930 - July 12, 2020

Emma Jean (Moore) Graves, 89, daughter of Mary Walden and Carson Moore, died peacefully on July 12, 2020 at Anderson Community Hospital. Jean was born September 16, 1930 in Harlan County, Kentucky and that is where she married the love of her life, Robert Pearl Graves, Jr., on December 23, 1947. She retired from General Motors Guide Lamp Division in 1983. She and her husband were long time...
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Rocky Brent Flatt

June 20, 1956 - July 10, 2020

Rocky Brent Flatt, 64, of Anderson, passed away on July 10, 2020. He was born on June 20, 1956 in Anderson to Bedford and Mary (Holland) Flatt. He is married to Vicki Flatt and they just celebrated their 17th anniversary on June 9th. Rocky worked for Brockway for 20 years and ConAgra Foods for 16 years. He was loved by all and he had an infectious smile that would light up a room. Rocky...
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Richard Joel "Joey" Hutchison

October 9, 1962 - July 10, 2020

Richard Joel "Joey" Hutchison passed away peacefully on July 10, 2020 with his parents by his side. He was born on October 9, 1962 and lived his entire life in Anderson. Joey worked at the Hopewell Center for 20 years. He loved Special Olympics in which he won several ribbons. He also loved wrestling, bowling, racing, race cars and he liked spending time with his nieces and nephews and going...
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Linda Kaye Talbert

June 17, 1957 - July 9, 2020

Linda Kaye Talbert, 63, of Anderson, passed away on July 9, 2020 following a sudden illness. She was born on on June 17, 1957 in Woodbury, TN, the daughter of the late Elmer and Katheryn (Biddle) Talbert. She is survived by her brother, John (Debbie) Talbert; sister, Mary (Leonard) Stevens; niece, Cheryl Haisley; nephew Michael Stevens; and several other nieces and nephews. Services are...
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Lydia Ann Wilkinson

November 19, 1922 - July 1, 2020

Lydia Wilkinson, 97, passed away July 1, 2020 from the corona virus at St. Vincent's hospital. She was born November 19, 1922 in Hilham, Tennessee to James R. and Dora (Hawkins) Carmack. She graduated from Fisk Academy, where she was on the basketball team. She moved to Anderson as a young woman where she spent the remainder of her life. Lydia was employed at the Ward Stilson Co. and St. John...
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James D. Burmeister

October 4, 1934 - July 1, 2020

James "Jim" Burmeister, 85, of Anderson, passed away, July 1, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. Jim was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Tuscola, Ill., the son of Raymond and Jessie Burmeister and was a 1952 graduate of Markleville High School and a Navy veteran. Jim was employed as a security guard for Guide Lamp and retired after 30 years of employment. He liked to fish, play and...
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Helen Irene Neely

September 29, 1926 - June 30, 2020

Helen Irene Neely, 93, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 29, 1926 in Willow Branch to the late Samuel & Stella (Flint) Stucker. She was a member of South Meridian Church of God, Anderson Chapter Eastern Star #154 and the Social Order of Beauceant #226. Helen is survived by her daughters, Marcia (husband, Larry) Huse of Fishers, Barbara Mooney of...
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Melva Ruth Tegge

July 4, 1943 - June 25, 2020

Melva Ruth Tegge- Age 76 passed away June 25, 2020.She was born July 4, 1943 in Anderson Indiana and Graduated from Anderson High School in 1961. Melva was a former member Jr. Girl Scout, an officer in Mother's Club, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Anderson and Psi Iota Xi of Middletown. She worked at Anderson Banking Company, and retired in 2010 as Secretary of Shenandoah Middle School...
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James Edward Short

March 24, 1955 - June 23, 2020

James E. Short, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Countryside Manor in Anderson. He was born March 24, 1955 in Anderson to Jim R. & Lorrena (Stohler) Short. James loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding in Brown County. He also loved gardening and attending to flowers. He had been a past member at both Jackson Park Church of God & Main Street Church of God. James is survived by...
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Janice Sue Martz

September 3, 1948 - June 22, 2020

Janice Sue Martz, 71, left this world to be with our Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020 at her home. Janice was born on September 3, 1948 in Anderson, the daughter of Loren E. and Rosemary (Adams) VanNess. The family moved around the country while Lorene served in the Marines, of which she was very proud, before settling back in Anderson. She is survived by her six children, Mike (Chris) Wihebrink...
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Laura Ann Phillips

September 20, 1963 - June 19, 2020

Laura Ann Phillips, 56, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born September 20, 1963, in Anderson. Laura was an analyst for the Anderson Township Trustee's Office. When Laura was younger, she was a member of the Longfellow Crew. She enjoyed deer hunting and was known as the, "Grill Master", cooking many wonderful things for her family. Laura is survived by her son, Hayden Phillips;...
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