Marjorie M. "Mogie" Broach Curts, 95, of Americus, died Mon.-Mar. 3, 2014 at 6:05pm at Mulberry Health & Retirement. She had been there 1 week and in failing health. She was born Sept. 12, 1918 in Savoy, IL, to the late Carl & Marie Whitt Broach. Her marriage was to Robert M. Curts in Frankfort in 1937, and he preceded her in death in Nov. 1966.
She attended Jeff High School. She worked in area factories during WW II, while the men were in service, and then at the IN Veterans Home in West Lafayette, as head of housekeeping, from 1968, until her retirement in 1986. She attended the Americus Union Church. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Buck Creek Eastern Star Chapter, then merged with the Hope Chapter of Lafayette. She was a den mother for her son's boy scout troop, and bowled on the Wednesday night woman's league at Star Lanes in Laf. She was a past president of the woman's auxiliary of the Merou Grotto in West Laf.
She enjoyed sewing, painting, and camping with her family. She liked to shop, even if she didn't purchase something. She dearly loved her family, and all of the many gatherings they had together.
Surviving: daughter-Peggy M. Garth of Delphi; son-Robert "Bob" & Donna Curts of Delphi; brother-Daniel & Marge Broach of Lafayette. 5 grand, 9 great, and 4 great great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother.
Services: friends may call Thurs. from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi, funeral there Friday at 11am, Pastor Sue Spurling officiating. Burial at Spring Vale Cemetery-Laf. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Assoc. , envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN C. WILSON
John Wilson, 92, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Sat., March 1, 2014 at IU Health in Lafayette.
John was born in Hoxi, Arkansas on June 7, 1921 to the late John C. Wilson Sr. and Nancy (Songer) Wilson. He attended Longlois Elementary and Jeff High School in Lafayette’s north end.
John joined the Army in 1942 and served through 1945. He served under General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge and three other invasions and was awarded the Bronze Star in 2004.
He married Rosemary Collins on April 26, 1947 and she survives.
John worked at the Brown Rubber company and after returning from the Army, he worked at the Purdue University Union Building. He worked at the Tippecanoe County Highway Dept. from 1966-1983, retiring as superintendent. He and his wife, Rosemary were also owners of Wilson’s Grocery Store in Coburn for 14 years when it closed in 1973.
John was a member of the Colburn United Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge, VFW of Delphi and the American Legion in Camden.
He was an avid Purdue fan and worked Purdue football and basketball games after his retirement. John enjoyed attending the reunions for the 94th Army Division.
Along with his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by a daughter, Claudia Alenduff of Lafayette, his grandson, Chad Alenduff of Lafayette and niece, Julie Joan Lamb of Delphi. John was preceded by his daughters, Barbara Wilson and Sherry Schnepp, grandson, Kristopher Schnepp and sister, Lena Batta.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Noon service at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi. Officiating will be Pastors Linda Sproull and Jack Johnson. Burial will be in Colburn EUB Cemetery. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Colburn United Methodist Church. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
KENNETH PAUL "DUKE" DAVIS
Kenny “Duke” Davis, 69, passed away in his home on February 15, 2014 with his children and sister Phyllis by his side. Duke was born on December 30, 1944 in Rensselaer, Indiana to the late Ernest Lester and Velma Ruth (Scowden) Davis. He grew up and attended schools in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He proudly served as a private in the US Maine Corp from 1962-1968.
His first marriage was to Connie Garrison Wehner and they later divorced. His second marriage was to Elda Jane Everhart and she preceded him on August 7, 2003.
Duke retired from Purdue University where he worked in the maintenance department. He also had been employed with Reyald Painting in Florida and Jim Davis Construction in Delphi as a finish carpenter and painter .
He was a lifetime member of the VFW, lifetime member of the Amvets, a member of the American Legion, and founding member of the Marine Corps League Michael Walter Detachment #1411 in Delphi and he believed in the Motto, "Once a Marine always a Marine" and "Semper Fi, OO-rah".
Duke was an excellent cook and did numerous fish frys for the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and made custom fishing rods and helped in the family business making fishing lures. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, reading, watching football games especially the Miami Dolphins play, cooking and antique vehicles and collecting guns and knives. Most of all Duke loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a little man with a giant heart and even bigger personality He was loved by many and will be missed by many.
Duke is survived by his daughter, Kim Ann Raines of Vincennes; son, Kyle Duke Davis of Delphi; sisters: Lana Weaver of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cheri Marshall (Jeff) of Deerfield Beach, Florida, Phyllis Moore of Delphi; brothers: Richard Davis (Wilma) of Colburn and James Davis (June) of Delphi; grandchildren: Ronald William Louden II, Matthew Riley Louden, Shantel Davis, Cheyenne Davis; great grandson, Riley Cadean Louden; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded by his son, Kenneth Paul “Chad” Davis II in 2008.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with services there on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens in Pittsburg, Indiana. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southern Care Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfh.com.
TED "T.J." RANDALL
Ted “T.J.” Randall, 87, of Rockdale, Texas, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Round Rock. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale with Pastor Ed Truelson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Military Honors.
Ted was born October 1, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to James and Vesta Randall. Ted served in the U.S. Navy in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He married Joan Sandvold on March 20, 1949 in Roland, Iowa. Ted was a life long member of VFW and was also a member of Rotary and Lions Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and woodworker. Ted worked for Alcoa as a INGOT Supervisor and worked several overseas assignments in Norway, Wales, Hong Kong and Surnam. Ted and Joan moved to Point Comfort, Texas in 1950, to Delphi, Indiana in 1965, to Maryville, Tennessee in 1969 and finally to Rockdale, Texas in 1969 where they lived for 42 years. Ted retired from Alcoa in 1988.
Ted is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Randall; sons, Steve James Randall and Douglas Eric Randall; sister, Wilma Ruth Spungin; and grandchildren, Jaime Randall and Bryan Scarborough Randall.
Ted is survived by sons, Scott Juel Randall of Rockdale, Texas and Daniel Lee Randall of Tomball, Texas; daughter, Becky Randall Haupt of Rockdale, Texas; grandchildren, Nick and Kelsy Randall, Christopher, Jeremy and Daniel Haupt, AnnaMarie and Ashley Randall, Carrie and Melissa Randall, and Cameron, Katzy and Kylie Randall; great-grandchildren, Shelbi Haupt, Gaven Umbaugh and Lawson Randall; and sister-in-laws, Mary Ann Sandvold of Roland, Iowa and Lois Sanvold of Nevada, Iowa.
Pallbearers are Chris Haupt, Jeremy Haupt, AnnaMarie Randall, Nick Randall and Daniel Haupt. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Brady, Jack Drake, John Havins, Glade Lantz, Fred Rhodes and Bill Avrett.
Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 308, Rockdale, Texas 76567. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale, Texas, has been entrusted with care for the services.
ESTHER KATHLEEN BROWN BRUMMETT
Esther Kathleen Brown Brummett, 82, of rural Delphi, died Fri., Feb. 14, 2014 at 6:30pm, unexpectedly at her residence. She was born Sept. 9, 1932 in Lafayette to the late Olaf K. "OK" & Agnes Roskuski Brown. Her marriage was to Leonard P. "Tex" Brummett in Flora, on Mar. 23, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Apr. 11, 1996.
She was a 1950 graduate of Delphi High School. She worked for 12 years at the Senior & Family Service Office in Delphi, and retired from there in December of 2013. She also worked for 10 years for the Carroll County Comet at their Delphi office, and worked during tax time in the Treasurer's office at the Courthouse, and helped her husband on their family farm. She currently was attending the First Baptist Church in Delphi, and had formerly attended the Flora First Brethren Church for many years, where she was a deaconess, and sang in the church choir.
She helped on the election board for the Democrat party, for many years in Deer Creek Township. She enjoyed cross stitching, sewing, and knitting, was a wonderful cook & baker, and loved to play euchre card games, and was in a euchre card club for many years. She dearly loved her 3 boys and their families, and adored her grand and great-grandchildren, and all of the family time they spent together. She loved her Lord Jesus her whole life, and lived according to His teaching and will.
Surviving: sons: Stephen & Terri Brummett of Flora, Phillip & Liz Brummett of Auburn, Bradford & Cherie Brummett of Lafayette; sister-Frances Pullen of Atlanta, GA; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 2 sisters.
Services: Friends may call Monday from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral service there Tuesday 11am, Pastor Bill Glenn officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contribution's to the donor's favorite charity. Online condolences: email@example.com
James Dewey Crist, 62, of Morocco died at 1:36 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness.
He was born February 15, 1951 at Mishawaka, IN the son of Charles William and Irma Lee (Prather) Crist.
Jim was a 1969 graduate of North Vermillion High School, 1974 graduate of Indiana State University, and received his Masters from DePauw University.
He retired from teaching in June 2013 after 39 years, last being employed at North Newton Community Schools as a teacher and coach since 1983. He was the director of Pride Alternative School the last 14 years. He previously taught at Greencastle School Corp., Delphi Community School Corp. and Kouts School Corp. He assisted with basketball program and summer camps at St. Joseph College for several years. He was awarded Crystal Bell Teacher of the year in 2003 and Teacher of the Year at North Newton in 2010.
His memberships included Rileysburg Church, Indiana State Teachers Association and Sons of American Legion.
Jim is survived by his mother of Covington; 2 sisters Joyce M. (Ken) Olsen of Attica, and Lynn K. Crist of Indianapolis; 2 nephews, Kevin (Adrianne) Olsen of Noblesville, and Keith (Suzanne) Olsen of Avon, and 2 great-nieces, Avery and Audrey Olsen. Also surviving is a special friend and colleague, Sandy (Dan) Helton of Fair Oaks. His father preceded him in death.
Visitation will be 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Shelby Funeral Home, 622 Third Street, Covington. Memorial services will follow at 5:00 p. m. with Rev. Wayne Williams officiating. Cremation afterward with burial in Hopewell Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be given to The Pet Shelter in your area, Newton County Community Foundation, or a memorial of your choice. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.
Jerold J. Endress, 59, of rural Camden, died at 7pm Thursday, February 13th, at Seton Specialty Hospital in Lafayette following a lingering illness. Born January 15, 1955 in Waynesburough, PA, he was the son of Jesse Endress and Gladys (Maiden Miller) Endress. He was a 1973 graduate of Delphi Community High School and attended Purdue University. He was employed with the Indiana Veterans' Home at West Lafayette as a groundskeeper. On August 29,1974 at Columbia, Mexico, he married Belinda Joyce Patterson, she survives. He was of Baptist faith, and loved NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful fisherman and enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving with his beloved wife are three sons, Jason Jesse (wife Jennifer) Endress of Tipton, Brian Alan (wife Angela) Endress of Flora, and Kevin Charles (wife Michelle) Endress of Tipton; and 7 grandchildren, Charlotte, Emma, Jocelyn, of Tipton, Wesley, Maddison, of Peru, IN, Phanessa, of Meridian, Idaho, Lela of Flora, IN
Services will be at 2pm Tuesday, February 18th, at the Cree Funeral Home in Camden, with Pastor Doug Givan officiating. Burial will follow in the Camden Cemetery. Friends may call from 11am Tuesday until the time of service.
Mary M. McCormick, age 100, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 5:53 p.m. at IU Health in Lafayette.
Mary was born on October 15, 1913 at home in Madison Township, Carroll County, Indiana. She was the second daughter of Henry R. and Anna M. (Sheets) Maxwell. She attended Radnor and New Hope schools, graduating from Delphi High School in 1931.
Mary married John B. McCormick on February 21, 1935 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Indiana. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2008. She resided and farmed in Madison Township her whole life. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi, the Altar and Rosary Society, a 50+ year member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, the Madison Township Home Demonstration Club and lifetime member of the Carroll County Country Club.
Mary enjoyed traveling the world with her husband John, and attending many Purdue events as members of the John Purdue Club. She enjoyed caring for her flowers, listening to books on tape and bird watching. She truly loved all of her family, especially adoring her grand and great-grand children as she watched them grow up.
Surviving include a son, J. Eric McCormick (wife: Colleen) of Delphi and a daughter, Susan E. Griese (husband: Bill) of Santa Claus, Indiana; 4 grandchildren: Eran McCormick (wife: Robynne), Brian Joseph Griese (Jennifer), Maggie Michael (husband: Greg), and Kelly Noel Griese; step-granddaughter: Stephanie Noether (husband: Adam); 4 great grandchildren: Jacob Michael, Jarrod McCormick, Amanda McCormick, Alex Michael; 5 step-great grandchildren; and 2 nieces: Patricia Clark (husband: George) and Sara Viney.
Mary was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Bernadine Eastwood.
Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. service on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Davidson Funeral Home. Father Bob Williams will officiate. A special Psi Iota Xi memorial service will be held prior to visitation at 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Entombment will be at a later date at Zion Citizens Cemetery where she will lay to rest with her beloved John, who she has missed every day since his passing.
In lieu of flowers, it is strongly requested donations to the John & Mary McCormick Ag Scholarship Fund c/o Delphi Community School Corporation at 501 Armory Road, Delphi, IN 46923. They started this fund to provide support for students attending Ag School at Purdue University. They learned much in their early years of farming with help from Purdue, and want others to benefit also.
Terry Edward Berryman, age 72, of Nashville, Indiana, died January 20, 2014. He was born and raised in Delphi, Indiana, and was a 1959 graduate of Delphi High School. He lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over 25 years and in Nashville, Indiana for the last 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; stepdaughters, Pamela (Tim) Puls and Kathryn (Sparky) Rose; granddaughters, Abigail and Rachel; his mother, Lyndel Hawkins; and half- sisters, Debbie (Clyde) Wolf and Luann (Rob) Weidenmann.
At his request, no visitation or funeral service is planned.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Scholarship Fund in care of the Brown County Community Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home.
Linda L. Miles Draper, 67, of Delphi, died Sat., Jan. 11, 2014 at 7:05 a.m., at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She had battled cancer since Oct. 2011. She was born Nov. 28, 1946 in Junction City, KS, to the late Charles & Jessie Hopper Miles.
Her marriage was to Fred E. Draper in Delphi, on July 25, 1965, and he survives. She was a 1965 graduate of Vicenza High School in Italy.
She worked for the Delphi Community School Corp., for 30 years, as a reading aide, retiring in 2010, and also worked for 17 years at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center-Delphi. She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed her Thursday bible study fellowship group in Lafayette, sewing, working word search puzzles, gardening, flowers, and was an avid reader. She was always on the lookout for that special "kid", who needed something, or just a helping hand, behind the scenes, unassuming. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She dearly loved her entire family, and many friends, and all of the memories they created together during Linda's life.
Surviving: husband-Fred E. Draper of Delphi; daughters: Becki Baker of Atlanta, GA, Patti & John Hudelson of Delphi; sister-Susan Gratz of Junction City, KS; brothers: Charles & Rhea Miles III of Gig Harbor, WA, Gary & Joyce Miles of Junction City, KS, Steve & Sun Cha Miles of Salina, KS. 4 granddaughters: Allison Danielle Baker; Jordan Nicole, Taylor Jo, & Shelby Danielle Hudelson.
Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Delphi United Methodist Church, Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens-Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to the Buddy Bag Program, envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org
HELEN L WEAVER SCHILLING
Helen L. Weaver Schilling, 88, of Delphi, died Friday, January 10, 2014 at 5:10pm at White Oak Health Campus-Monticello. She was born May 26, 1925 in Chalmers, IN, to the late Ross & Sylvia Anderson Weaver.
Her marriage was to John "Jack" Schilling in Delphi, on November 1946, and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1989.
She was a 1943 graduate of Delphi High School, and a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. She was a legal secretary, and was Deer Creek Township Trustee for 28 years. She was a member of the Delphi Tri Kappa Associate chapter, and a longtime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, and was in many bridge clubs, an avid reader, and dearly loved her family and all of the time they spent together.
Surviving are daughter-Jacque Eaglebarger of Delphi; son-Mark & Jennette Schilling of Monticello; sisters-Mildred Medley of Monticello, Gladys & Bill Galbreth of Parker City; brothers-Mainard Weaver of Kalamazoo, MI, Harvey & Pat Weaver of Hart, MI, Joe & Mary Weaver of Logansport. 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by a brother Elmer, a sister Hazel.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until her funeral at 1 p.m. at the Delphi United Methodist Church, just South of the High School, Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Tri Kappa Memorial service will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Delphi United Methodist Church, envelopes available at the service. Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: email@example.com
ROSE ANN VIANCO
Rose Ann Vianco, 90, of Lafayette, formerly of Indianapolis, IN. died at St. Elizabeth East Hospital 4:40 AM Friday January 10, 2014. Rose Ann was born in Delphi, IN. July 5, 1923, the daughter of the late William "Pete" and Margaret Becker Vianco.
She was a 1941 graduate of Delphi High School and attended beauty college in Indianapolis. Rose Ann had worked as a beautician in Indianapolis for a time, but later was employed at Indiana Bell Telephone 31 years, retiring as a training supervisor. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America; the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary at Delphi; enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and cards; trips to the Blue Chip Casino and to Las Vegas, and believed in hard work.
Surviving is a sister, Dolorita "Rita" Gaunt of Lafayette and by two nieces, Judith Spohn and Gail Lynn Chadwell. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Vianco, and by two sisters, Alice Marie Stevens and Mary Louise DeWit.
Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, 1104 Columbia St., Lafayette from 11:00 AM until the service at 1:00 PM Tuesday Jan. 14, Fr. Ambrose Ziegler officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Delphi, IN. If friends desire, memorials may be made to the . Memories and condolences may be left atwww.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com
Bonnie Roberts passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. at her residence with her family at her side.
Bonnie was born to the late Robert B. and Myrtle L. (Welker) Herron on January 13, 1941 in Delphi. She married Robert E. Roberts on March 28, 1958 in Delphi and he survives.
Bonnie worked in the Finish Dept. at RCA until 1982 and then worked at CTS Electronics as a tech until 1992.
Along with her husband she is survived by her daughters: Debra Lindley (husband: Joe) and Tracy Perry (husband: Bill) of Delphi and son: Curtis Roberts (wife: Theresa) of Flora; sisters: Sharon Wolf (husband: Frank) and Jean Fife of Delphi and 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Bonnie was preceded by her brothers: Paul, Bill and Morrie Herron and sisters: Maxine, Mary, Pat and Norma.
The family is honoring Bonnie’s request for no services. Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, is entrusted with her final arrangements. http://www.davidsonfh.com
Danny Joe Houser, 70, of Delphi, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:30am, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. He had been there 1 week, and in ill health the past month.
He was born June 9, 1943 in Carroll Co.,Indiana, to the late Dale & Bessie Siefert Houser. He was a 1961 graduate of Delphi High School.
He worked at the former Gerber Globe-Valve Corp. in Delphi, for over 25 years. He then moved to Florida for 26 years, moving back to Delphi recently. He enjoyed traveling, and walking on the beach, listening to the sounds of the ocean.
Surviving: sisters-Ruby & Glen Smith, Doris Shepard, Nancy & David Isaacs all of Delphi; brothers-Dick & Carolyn Houser, John Houser both of Delphi. Preceded by 4 brothers-Wayne, Junior, Clayton, & Gene; a sister Mary.
Services: The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10am until his memorial service at 11am, at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Private family burial. Online condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary Swinford, 53 of Delphi, passed away from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident on December 26, 2013.
Cary was born in Lafayette on Dec. 28, 1959 to the late Aaron Swinford and Judith Lockard. He attended Tippecanoe County Schools and McCutcheon High School.
He served as a corporal in the US Marines from 1979-1985.
He married Jenny Poisel on February 10, 1996 in Lafayette and she survives. He previously married Vicki Johnson and they later divorced.
Mr. Swinford was employed as a carpenter with Rule Builders in West Lafayette. He also did local odd jobs in the area.
Cary was a perfectionist in his skills as a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny; his daughters: Missy Davis of Brookston, Caitlin Swinford of Lafayette, Shanda Dunham of Roselawn; sons: Andrew Swinford of Flora and Jesse and Josh Swinford of Delphi; twin sister: Terrie Carter (husband: Mel) of Naples, Florida; brothers: Russell Swinford of Florence, Kentucky and Floyd “Monty” Swinford of Americus; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents and his son, Anthony Dean Swinford who died in 1979.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. service on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi. Pastor Dan Fisher will officiate.
Fern Walters, 86 of Delphi, passed away on December 17, 2013 at Whispering Pines in Monticello. Fern was born to the late Vernie “Pete” and Flossie (Elliott) Pearson on October 25, 1927 in Carroll County, Indiana. She was a graduate of Buck Creek High School.
She married Gerald “Junior” Walters on December 23, 1947 in Carroll County and he preceded her on January 25, 2005.
Mrs. Walters was a homemaker and seamstress. She enjoyed sewing and watching college sports and reading James Whitcomb Riley poetry. She especially loved her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters: Susan Brubaker (husband: Lynn) and Peggy Dale (husband: Skip); sons: Brian (wife: Kathy) and Bruce Walters, all of Delphi; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Dan Gottschalk will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens at Pittsburg.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to Carroll Manor or the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
CHARLES LEE BURTON
Charles Lee Burton, 86, of Flora, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
He was born October 29, 1927, in Flora, to Charles William and Flossie Fory Burton. On June 15, 1952, he married Madonna Burns; she survives. They enjoyed 61 ½ years together.
Charles Lee graduated from Flora High School and assisted his father through school in the Burton Plumbing and Heating business; upon the death of his father, he continued in the family business for 18 years. He took further schooling at IU and Purdue University to become a registered Environmental Health Specialist. Charles Lee was employed with the Carroll County Board of Health for 34 years. He was awarded the Indiana State Amateur Health Award for establishing regulations onsite for sewage and solid waste disposal of landfill and transfer stations and improving bacterial conditions of Lake Freeman. Charles Lee assisted Delphi, Camden, Flora and Burlington with their water and sewage systems and food service establishments.
His social accomplishments include 32 degree Mason and Scottish Rite, past master of Flora Masonic Lodge 605, member of Rainbow Board for several years. He was also a member of the Flora Lions Club. Charles Lee served on both the Flora and Carroll County Building & Planning Commission and Flora Volunteer Fire Department. He along with his family owned and operated the John Deere Lawn and Garden Franchise from 1967-1974
In addition to his wife, Charles Lee is survived by his son, Geoffrey Lee Burton of Lafayette; niece, Marsha (Doug) Kerr; nephew, Conrad Burton; great nieces, Cheryl (Rev. Dr. Larry) Burton-Sansourcie and Cindy (Phillip) Vise; great nephew, Michael (McKay) Adams; and several great, great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sister, LaGreta Rardon and Mary White; and two brothers, Von Burton and Max Burton.
Visitation for Charles Lee will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Genda Funeral Home-Reinke Chapel in Flora from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Memorials in Charles Lee's name may be made to the Leukemia Society. Online condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com.
Clifford Denim, 84 of Delphi, passed away on December 13, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Delphi. Cliff was born on February 7, 1929 in Sneedville, Tennessee to the late Frank and Lou (Wilson) Denim. He attended schools in Sneedville.
He married Mollie Collins on October 12, 1951 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Denim retired from the Color Matching and Finish Departments at RCA in Monticello in 1982. He also worked at the Carroll County Council on Aging for several years. He was a member and deacon at the Pittsburg Community Church.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his children and grandchildren. He was a very kind gentleman who missed his wife so much and it brings comfort to his family that they are together again and thankful they are at peace and with God.
Cliff is survived by daughters: Ruby Pearson (husband: Francis) of Lafayette and Linda Freeman (husband: Gary) of Delphi; step-daughter, Georgia Dillingham (husband: Wm Thomas) of Hollow Rock, Tennessee; brother, Lloyd Denim and sisters: Hester Eldridge, Lillie Mae Cowen and Margaret Grissom, all of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded by 3 sisters.
Viewing will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with services there on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Bill Fields and John Wagner officiating. Burial will be at Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the Pittsburg Community Church. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
WILLIAM "BILL" MILLER
William E. "Bill" Miller, 86, of Delphi, passed away early morning on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at IU Health in Lafayette with his son, Gregory, by his bedside.
He was born March 25, 1927, to Clyde E. and Leola R. Mellinger Miller in Newtown. Bill was raised in the Pyrmont and Buck Creek areas. On October 19, 1947, Bill married Elsie Annette Miller; she passed away in 1999. He married Shirley Hafey in 2001; she passed away in 2005. Bill later married Glenna Ruth Bower on September 27, 2006; she survives.
In 1944 at age 17, Bill joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Oak Hill during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946. Bill worked for Alcoa, Fairfield, and the Brown Rubber Co. in Lafayette. He retired from Better Brands in 1984 after 21 years of service and from Delphi City Police in 1991 after 27 years of service. He served two terms on the Delphi City Council upon his retirement. Bill was a member of the American Legion #492 of West Lafayette and life member of V.F.W #9383 of Delphi. He enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, hunting mushrooms, dining out, and camping.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Tonie Miller of Lafayette, Greg (Pat) Miller of Delphi, and Brad (Robin) Miller of Delphi; stepdaughters, Jane Edwards and Judy Ackerson; sister, Gladys Eller of Pyrmont; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his wives, he is preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Su-Lynn Miller; two brothers, Paul Miller and Ralph Miller; and one sister, Ruby Tucciarelli.
Visitation for Bill was held on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel, Pastor Bill Tulley officiating. Burial followed in Pyrmont Cemetery with military graveside honors performed by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
BERNARD "BERNIE" VALENTA
Bernard J. "Bernie" Valenta, 78, of Delphi, died Tues.-Dec. 10, 2013 at 1:30am at his son's home. He was born June 17, 1935 in Vining, IA, to the late Joseph & Anna Sebesta Valenta. His marriage was to Geraldine M. Schaefer in Eagle Center, IA, on Feb. 1, 1961, and she preceded him in death on Mar. 31, 2004.
He and his family moved from Iowa to Carroll County in 1978. He attended school in Iowa, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He farmed in Iowa, and then worked for Gulf Chemical in the fertilizer industry. When he came to Indiana, he worked for several fertilizer businesses, retiring from CO-OP of Flora, after 40 years in the agriculture business. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church-Delphi; Knights of Columbus; and the Delphi VFW #9383.
He enjoyed fishing in Minnesota & Canada, boating, woodworking, and polka music.
Surviving: sons-Michael & Linda Valenta of Lafayette, Craig & Mary Valenta of Diana, TX, Tim & Barbara Valenta of Lafayette. 5 grandchildren, and 1 great granddaughter survive.
Preceded in death by a sister.
Services: Friends may call Wed. from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi, with a scripture service at 7:30. Funeral mass Thurs. 10am, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Father Robert Williams officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Delphi, with military rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions to the donor's choice. Online condolences: email@example.com.
Cornelia A. "Corky" Behler Little, 91, of Delphi, died Mon.-Dec. 9, 2013 at 11am at the Monticello Healthcare Center. She was born Oct. 18, 1922 in Lafayette, to the late Bernerd "Ben" & Kathryn Schmidt Behler.
Her marriage was to John "Jack" Little in Lafayette, on Oct. 18, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2004.
She was a 1940 graduate of St. Francis High School-Lafayette. In 1954, she and her husband owned & operated Little's Carroll Cleaners & Little's Clean-O-Rama in Delphi. She also opened her own ladies shoe store, "The Shoe Box", in Delphi in 1968. In 1974 she joined her husband at their restaurant, "Charley's Steak House" in Flora, where she was manager.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and oil painting, winning many awards at the Carroll County 4-H Fair, and the Indiana State Fair. She was an avid golfer, and played on the women's golf league at the Carroll County Country Club. She dearly loved her family, and all of her grand & great grandchildren, and the time they spent together.
Surviving: daughter-Jill & Jim Robbins of Delphi; sons: Mike T. Little of Monticello, Jack & Pam Little Jr of Birmingham, AL, Patrick & Eme Little of Alexandra, VA; brother-Bernerd & Wanda Behler of Kokomo; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by 2 brothers Bob & Lou; a sister Alberta.
Services: Friends may call Friday from 10am to 11am at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Funeral Mass Friday at 11:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Delphi, Father Robert Williams officiating, burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Delphi. Memorial contributions to her church or Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COURTNEY B. JUSTICE
Courtney B. Justice, 71, Cass County, passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013, in his residence. Born December 28, 1941, in Logansport, he was the son of John and Martha Been Justice. His parents survive, residing in Cass County.
He was married December 31, 1996, to Diana Stewart, who survives.
Courtney was an attorney with Justice Law Offices of Logansport and Delphi.
He was a 1959 graduate of Logansport High School, 1963 graduate of Wabash College, and earned a JD degree in 1966 from George Washington University Law School. Courtney then did graduate work at the University of London.
He returned to the United States where he worked for a United States senator in Washington, D.C., and for the newly-formed Environmental Protection Agency before returning to Cass County where he farmed before opening his law offices in 1975 (Delphi) and 1979 (Logansport). Mr. Justice continued to raise black Angus cattle with his father.
From 1976 to 1980 he was appointed Judge of what later became the Carroll Superior Court.
Courtney was a member of the Burrows Presbyterian Church.
Surviving, in addition to his parents and his wife, are daughters, Susannah Hall-Justice (Bryan Coulter), West Lafayette, Emily Jo Justice, Cass County; granddaughter, Ella Justice-Coulter; nieces, Kirsten Justice (Jennifer Dixon), Raleigh, NC, Rebecca Replogle (John), West Lafayette, nephew, Owen Justice (Catherine), Minneapolis, and sister-in-law, Pam Tate, Chicago, as well as several cousins. His brother, David Justice, preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Kroeger Funeral Home, Logansport. The Rev. Douglas Mankell will officiate.
A memorial visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Kroeger Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Keeps Creek, Cass County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Thomas J.Cripe, 64, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at a Topeka hospital.
Tom was born September 28, 1949 in Delphi, Indiana, the son of Evelyn Cripe. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was employed as an owner/ manager at several service stations in Topeka, retiring in 2005. He was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman and loved to play cards.
Tom married Linda Seele on June 23, 1979 in Belvue, Kansas. She survives. Other survivors include son, Jared (Amy) Cripe, Topeka; granddaughter, Adelynn Cripe; mother, Evelyn Cripe ; brothers, Jerry Cripe, Bud Cripe, Ron Cripe; sisters, Nancy Randle, Sandra Boling; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel, Topeka. Burial was at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor’s choice.
Kenny Schidler of Flora passed away at his residence on December 3, 2013. He was born to the late John and Nelda (Jackman) Schidler in Lafayette. He attended Lafayette Schools.
Kenny worked at Globe Valve for 3 years and retired from Peters-Revington after 28 years where he worked in the shipping deptartment
He enjoyed building wood tractors, woodworking and being outdoors.
He is survived by his twin brother, Lenny Schidler of Flora; sister, Betty Bowser of Lafayette and cousins: Paul & Tammy Bowser of Lafayette. He was preceded by a brother, Columbus and his parents.
Graveside Services will be at Morning Heights Cemetery in Delphi on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Davidson Funeral Home entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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