Donnabelle Sieber, 101, of Delphi passed away at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette on April 16, 2014.
Donnabelle was born on Sept 3, 1912 in Camden, Indiana to the late Arthur and Mabelle (Groninger) Ritchey. Donnabelle was a graduate of Camden School and Indiana University.
She married Robert L. Sieber on June 10, 1936 in Camden. Mrs. Sieber was a teacher and bookkeeper at Bowen Farms.
Mrs. Sieber was a charter member of Gamma Alpha Chapter of Tri Kappa and a member of the Tri Kappa Bridge-arama. She had served on the Delphi Library Board for several years. She was a member of the Oracle Club and longtime member of the Delphi First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by daughters: Sue Ann Cornell of West Lafayette, Indiana and Mary Kay Bobbitt (husband: Tom) of Clearwater, Florida; Son: William R. Sieber (wife: Linda) of The Woodlands, Texas; Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren: Bradley and Meg Cornell (children: Caleigh & Scot), Alisa and Jeff Bieghler (children: Jordyn, Olivia, and Jenna), Jeffrey and Mary Bobbitt (children: Rachel & Julia), Michael and Julie Bobbitt (children: Peyton & Avery), Michael and Jennifer Sieber (children: Grace, Brock, & Cullen), John and Keri Sieber (children: Ryker & Cassie); and nieces: Diane Vaux and Dr. Robin Huebner.
Donnabelle was preceded by her husband, her brother, John A. Ritchey and son-in-law, Richard L. Cornell.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Davidson Funeral Home until the 10:00 a.m. Tri Kappa service with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bill McLean officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Camden, Indiana.
Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences: www.davidsonfh.com
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care Judy Moore provided to their mother.
Rickey W. "Nib" Hughes, Sr., 65, of Michigan City passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Inpatient Hospice at Saint Anthony Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home, 121 N Union Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923. Pastors Dan Fisher and Melinda Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery in Delphi, Indiana.
Viewing will be held on Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Root Funeral Home, 312 East Seventh Street, in Michigan City, Indiana. Viewing from 1:00 until the 2:00 p.m. service on Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi.
Rickey was born August 16, 1948 in Lafayette, Indiana to Harry and Helen (Scott) Hughes. His father preceded him in death and his mother is surviving in Mulberry, Indiana.
On December 7, 1968 in Michigan City he married Carol Chambers Hughes who is surviving in Michigan City after 45 years of marriage. Also surviving are two sons: Rick W. (Melissa) Hughes Jr. of Fishers, Indiana and SSgt. Greg Hughes of Holloman AFB, New Mexico; five grandchildren: Jonathon, Brandon, Anthony, Skyler and Addison; two sisters: Marlene (Fred) Collins of Delphi, Indiana and Anita (Bruse) Flaitz of Fort Myers, FL and one brother: Brad (Sue) Hughes of La Porte, Indiana. He is preceded in death by one sister Priscilla Hughes.
Rick was a retired steel worker from Bethlehem Steel after thirty-five years of service. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. He was an avid bowler and golfer and loved to create stain glass items for family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather that loved to dote on his grandkids who adored him. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research. Condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com.
Sattie Sisson, 89, passed away at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello on Saturday, April 12, 2014. She had been a resident of White Oak Health Campus in Monticello.
Sattie was born on September 25, 1924 in Pulaski County, Indiana to the late William and Mary (Winter) Widner. She was a 1942 graduate of Van Buren High School.
She married Alfred M. Sisson on Feb. 27, 1948 and he preceded her on April 29, 1985.
She and her husband farmed in Battle Ground from 1948 until their retirement from farming in 1983 when they moved to Delphi. She later retired from Indiana Veterans Home where she worked as a nurse’s aide.
Sattie was a 30 year member of the Delphi United Methodist Church where she was active in the prayer circle and a 60 year member of the Americus Quilting Club.
Sattie enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting. She loved helping her father in the sale barn, farming and doing bookwork.
Sattie is survived by her sister, Bonnie Whitecar of Columbia City and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi. Pastor Todd Ladd officiating. Burial will be in Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Battle Ground.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
CARL RODNEY LOWRY
Carl Rodney "Rod" Lowry, 65, of Battle Ground, died at 9:01 am Thursday, April 3, 2014 at IU Health Arnett of Lafayette.
He was born on July 31, 1948 in Scottsburg to the late C. Kenneth and Doris Louise (Taylor) Lowry. Rodney was a 1966 graduate of Battle Ground High School and went on to graduate from the Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis.
He attended the Delphi United Methodist Church and was a member of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Coon Hunters Club of Monticello. Rodney began working at Jerry's Barber Shop in Delphi in 1971 until 1974. He then owned Rod's Barber Shop in Brookston for 31 years, retiring in 2007.
He enjoyed horse racing, coon and mushroom hunting, being outdoors, going to auctions, and his dogs.
He is survived by his two daughters, Robin Bell (husband: Chris) of Kentland, and Angie McGhee of Lafayette; three siblings, David Jerry Lowry of Brookston, Patti McKee of Lafayette, and Penny Burgess of Battle Ground.
Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Kendrick, Chauncey, and Bryson McGhee, Christopher and Ryne Bell, and Kimberly Hottell, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death with his parents are a grandson, Avery Bell, and stepdaughter, Kristina Gambrel.
Friends may call from 4 pm until the time of Rodney's Celebration of Life service at 7 pm Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Delphi United Methodist Church with Pastor Todd Ladd officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association (55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601)
Walter W. "Hoagey" Hoagland, 58, of Delphi, died unexpectedly Sat., Apr. 5, 2014 at 2:50am at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1956 in Logansport, to the late Richard & Winona Kay Buffington Hoagland. His marriage was to Cindy F. Wood in Monticello, on Dec. 9, 1979 and she survives.
He attended high school in Crawford Co., IN. He worked for 27 years at the Delphi Body Works, and Brim Concrete in Delphi & Monticello for 10 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and cruising in his '57 Chevy with his wife and family. He enjoyed NASCAR, and driver Jeff Gordon. He dearly loved his family, and all of the time they all spent together. That was his life.
Surviving: wife-Cindy F. Hoagland of Delphi; daughters Holly K. Hoagland, and Heather N. Storey both of Delphi. His two grandchildren: Adisyn & Brayden Storey; sisters: Vera Ruth & Ross East of Shelbyville, KY, Barb & Steve Wright of English; brother: Mike & Tina Lamon of English. Preceded in death by a brother Ted.
Services: friends may call Monday from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Funeral there Tuesday 10am, Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens-Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to the American Kidney Foundation. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Catherine Thomson Smith
Mary Catherine Thomson Smith, 95, formerly of Delphi, died on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Monticello, Indiana.
Born August 2, 1918 in Madison Township, Carroll County, Indiana, the daughter of the late James N. and Alma Kearns Thomson, she was the descendant of twelve Carroll County pioneers. In 1935 she graduated from Flora High School, attended Purdue University and worked in Chicago, Illinois before her marriage to John Thomas Smith who preceded her in death on July 19, 1992.
She was a member of the Delphi Presbyterian Church where she had served as deacon and taught Sunday School. She was a member of Tri Kappa. For many years Catherine demonstrated braided rug construction and clothes pin doll making for the Carroll County Historical Society and was both a Life Member of the organization and a First Family of Carroll County.
A Life Member of the Wabash & Erie Canal Society, she was secretary in the formative years. She had also served on the board of the Delphi Public Library.
Surviving is a sister, Jane Thomson Bishop and her husband Dick N. Bishop.
Also surviving are nieces Eleanor Sprowl, Carol Grubb and Mary Anne Hoffman, and nephews James C. Vianco, Dick T. Bishop and Peter D. Bishop and several great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by sisters Helen Smith and Betty Vianco.
Calling will be from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 until the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, with a private family graveside service in the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorials may be given to the Wabash & Erie Canal Society, the Carroll County Historical Society, the Delphi Public Library and the Delphi Presbyterian Church. Condolences online at: Davidsonfh.com.
CHARLES J. RITZLER
Charles J. Ritzler, 92, of Delphi, died Mon.-Mar. 24, 2014 at 4:50am, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center-Delphi. He was born June 3, 1921 in Three Oaks, MI, to the late Charles E. & Sylvia Borders Ritzler. His marriage was to Norma Jean Yerkes in Flora, on Dec. 23, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Apr. 29, 2009.
He graduated from Three Oaks High School in 1939, and graduated from Purdue University in 1950, with a degree in Civil Engineering. A WW II Army Veteran, he enlisted in the airborne division, and was assigned to the newly formed 501st Parachute Regiment in Taccoa, GA, for basic training. He qualified from jump school in 1943 at Fort Benning, and began intense training at Camp McCall in North Carolina.
Late in 1943 he arrived in England, and in the early morning of June 6, 1944, he jumped into France (D-Day), returning to England to regroup in July-1944. He then jumped into Holland on Sept. 17, 1944, under British command. After 50 days of frontline fighting, the regiment was withdrawn to Mourmelon, France, to again regroup. The 101st Airborne was suddenly rushed into Bastogne, Belgium, on Dec. 19, 1944, to stop a push of the Germans in the "Battle of the Bulge." Wounded from that conflict, he spent 3 months in hospitals recovering. He received the British Military Medal from Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery on Mar. 26, 1945, for his actions at a railroad bridge at Veghel, Holland, where he and his machine gun squad, held off the German soldiers for a day and a half, until reinforcements arrived. He was discharged on Dec. 5, 1945, at Camp Atterbury.
He served his apprenticeship with Arthur Ritchie & Robert Brown, civil engineers, in Carroll Engineering Service from 1950-1954. He then served as deputy county surveyor, from 1954-1956, and then was the Carroll County Surveyor from 1956-1984. After retiring from office, he started Ritzler Engineering Inc., from 1984-2005. He was registered in the State of Indiana as a professional Civil Engineer, and as a land surveyor.
He was a life member of the Delphi American Legion Post #75, and the Delphi VFW Post #9383, and the #13 Hoosier State Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, 101st Airborne Division Assoc., the Airborne Static Line and Geronimo (501) Regiment. He was an endowed member of the Mt. Zion #211 F.&A.M. Lodge in Camden, and the Murat Temple and Shriners in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Purdue University Alumni. He was an ardent fisherman, having fished all over Canada from 1948-2005.
Surviving: daughter-Tara & Jay Rivinius of Sacramento, CA; grandson-Grayson T. Motsch; stepsister-Diana & Bill Burge of Niles, MI. Preceded in death by his son Charles J. Ritzler II. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences: email@example.com. Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
MATTHEW "PETE" JACKSON
Matthew E. "Pete" Jackson, 92, of Flora, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Waterford Health Campus in Kokomo.
He was born at home September 27, 1921, near Yeoman, the son of Matthew E. and Elva Trittipo Marsh Jackson. On November 14, 1941, Pete married Lorena Myer; she preceded him in death May 6, 1956. Pete later married Joan Beougher Abbott on April 4, 1957; she survives.
Pete graduated from Delphi High School in 1939. He was in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 as a Signalman Third Class and was an Armed Guard on a Merchant Marine ship. Pete then farmed in Jefferson Township. In 1962, he became partner in the Chittick-Jackson John Deere Dealership in Flora, which later became Jackson-Lee-Pearson, retiring in 1989. He was also Bright National Bank Director from 1979-1993. Pete attended the 1964 National Democratic Convention and chaired the Carroll County Democratic party from 1962-1970. He was a member of the first board of directors for the Carroll County Community Foundation. Pete was honored Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Matthew Welsh in 1965. He had been a member of the Delphi American Legion since 1946. Pete was selected to the Carroll County Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1996. A member of the Flora Lions Club, he was selected for the Flora Lions Club "Pete" Award in 2000. He was a member of the Flora First Christian Church. Pete enjoyed spending time with his family and loved all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and watching sports on television. His faith in God was evident by his well worn Bible and daily prayer list.
Surviving Pete are five children, Sandra Schafer of Sycamore, OH, Alan (Linda) Jackson of Burlington, Stephen (Carol) Jackson of Peru, Scott (Pam) Jackson of Huntington, and Marilyn (Mel) Lowery of London, OH; four stepchildren, Larry (Patti) Abbott of Beverly Hills, FL, Penne Platt of Kingwood, TX, Tom (Audrey) Abbott of Veedersburg, and Sandra Abbott of Williston, FL; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Pete is preceded in death by one stepson, Terry Abbott; half brothers, Frank and Alonzo Marsh; half sisters, Lillian McCall and Elsie McClane; and son-in-law, Joe Schafer.
Visitation for Pete will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora from 3-7 pm. The funeral service will be begin at 10 am on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at First Christian Church in Flora with Pastor Woody Slade officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery near Monticello. Memorials in Pete's name may be made to M.E. "Pete" and Joan Jackson Community Fund which benefits the Carroll County Historical Society. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
PHYLLIS JEAN CLAWSON
Phyllis Jean Hayes Clawson, 87, of rural Delphi, died Sat.-Mar. 15, 2014 at 7am at her home. She was born May 23, 1926 in Monroe Co., IN, to the late Tom & Myrtle Robinson Hayes. Her marriage was to Herbert L. Clawson in the Hickory Grove Church Parsonage on Feb. 19, 1965, and he survives. She attended Oolitic High School, and lived there until moving to Bedford in 1938, then moved to White Co., in 1952, then to Carroll Co., in 1967, where she has since lived.
She worked at the Green Gables in Reynolds, the Monticello Country Club, the Pirates Roost, and Captain Logan's Hotel in Logansport. In 1982 she started Phyllis Clawson Travel Club, until retiring due to health in Dec. 2013. She took her traveler's to every state in the United States, Hawaii & Alaska. If someone asked her where she had traveled to, she would say "I've been around the world." Her husband, family, and clients, were the loves of her life.
Surviving: husband-Herbert L. Clawson of Delphi; daughters: Pam Hardesty, partner James Bemrose of Delphi, Connie Westerhouse of Lafayette, Tonda & Bob Lahti of Daggett, MI, Lorri & Kevin Hinton of Monticello, adopted daughter Becky Caldwell of Lafayette. Grandchildren: Tina; Phillip; Tracy; Rodney; Michelle; Matt; Jami; D.R.; Jeffrey; Jacob; Alli; Nolan; Shontell; Ashley; Chelsea. Great-grandchildren: Aaron; Alicia; Kayla; Ryan; Cai; Seth; Shelbi; Kirsten; Cortney; Laura; Josie; Kinsey; Kenna; Griffin; Micah; Olivia; Lynn; Braxton; Jordyn; Chevvi; Eli. Great-great-grandson: Jeiden. Preceded by 6 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 inf. brothers, 1 nephew.
Services: Friends may call Thursday from 2-5pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Her memorial service will take place at 5pm, Pastor Ken Smith officiating. Memorial contributions to the Hickory Grove Church. Online condolences: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue H. Hopper Holloway, 80, of Delphi, died Fri., Mar. 14, 2014 at 9am at her daughter's home near Delphi. She was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Brazil, IN, to the late James & Thelma Miller Hopper. Her marriage was to Buddy E. Holloway in Yeoman, on Oct. 16, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2010.
She was a 1951 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Monticello, and attended Purdue University, where she studied business. She worked at FmHA (Farmer's Home Administration) at offices in Delphi, Monticello, and Lafayette, from 1974-until her retirement in 1998, as a loan officer. She was a former member of the Pittsburg Church of the Brethren, and a former member of the Rose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Delphi, that merged with Rossville Helen Bonebrake OES Chapter. She held many offices, and was a past worthy matron, and held offices at the state level of the OES as well. She was a former mother advisor for the Rainbow Girls #17 Delphi Chapter. She enjoyed painting with her friend Emily. She dearly loved her family, and the many family gatherings they shared together. Surviving: daughter-Cindy & Derrick Muse of Delphi; daughter-Connie L. Noble of Delphi; daughter-Nancy & Derek Walter of Lincoln, Nebraska. 8 grandchildren: Liz, Luke, Charlie, Allie, Ben, Joe, August, Zach, 3 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter Teri, an inf. grandson. Services:
Friends may call Monday from 5-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi, with a OES service at 7:30pm. Funeral service Tuesday there at 11am, Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Yeoman Cemetery. Online condolences: email@example.com
SAMUEL S. HAMPTON, JR.
Sam Hampton Jr., age 76, husband of Geraldine Hopkins Hampton of Fariston Road, London, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday at his residence.
He was the father of John S. Hampton, of Delphi, Indiana and Michael A. Hampton, of Virginia. The brother of Willard Hampton and Vada Hampton, both of London, and Don Hampton of Fenton, Michigan. The grandfather of Dean Hampton, Grace Hampton, Samantha Hampton, and Roxane Hampton. He was preceded in death by his parents, S.S. and Florence Smith Hampton Sr., by a sister, Mildred Hampton, and by a brother Wade Hampton.
Funeral services for Sam Hampton Jr. will be conducted Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the London Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Paul Roark officiating. Burial will follow at McDaniels Cemetery, London, Kentucky. The family of Sam Hampton Jr. will receive friends at London Funeral Home after 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
Dorothy O. Myers, 93, of Delphi, passed away on March 10, 2014 at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.
Dorothy was born on April 28, 1920 in West Lebanon, Indiana to the late George Edward and Rosa Etta (Pavey) Ottinger. Dorothy attended schools in West Lebanon. She married William G. Myers on July 26, 1938 at Monon. Her husband preceded her on February 9, 1968.
Dorothy retired as a secretary for Carroll County REMC. She also had worked as a sales clerk at J.C. Penneys.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the Delphi Christian Church. She was also a 50 year member of the Carroll County Order of the Eastern Star and the Modern Home Ec Club. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, reading, and traveling. She especially loved time spent with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Buchanan (Tom L.) of Logansport; sons: William L. Myers (Eugenia) of Naperville, Illinois, Robert G. Myers (Susan) of Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded by her husband 3 sisters and 8 brothers.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will be in Yeoman Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to Delphi Christian Church. Online Condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
MARCELLA "TILLIE" COMBS
Marcella J. “Tillie” Combs, 76, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community in Mulberry.
She was born March 22, 1937 in Flora, Indiana, to the late John Jacob and Margaret Irene (Eskridge) Smith. She attended Delphi Schools.
She married Clayton Combs on July 30, 1951 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and he survives.
Marcella had worked at Bryan’s Manufacturing in Monticello for 17 years and also was a clerk in Florida for the Circle K convenience stores. She was a very proud member of the Cherokee Native American tribe and was given the Cherokee name of Morning Dove. She enjoyed fishing with her husband and family and also liked working puzzles and board games but especially enjoyed the time spent with her family.
Along with her husband, Clayton of Delphi, she is survived by her children: Clayton M. Combs (Linda) of Flora, Patricia Harner of Georgia, Robert I. Combs (Bonnie) of Florida and Teresa Houser (Jeff) of Delphi. Also surviving are 12 Grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents; daughter, Leigh Kiger; grandson, Danny Lehr; and 2 brothers Frank and Tom Smith and a sister Anna Thatcher.
Visitation will be Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi. Services will be held at Davidson Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM with Pastor John Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery in Northern Carroll County.
Memorial contributions can be made to St Judes Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfh.com
MARJORIE "MOGIE" CURTS
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
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