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Obituaries March 29, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 March 2017 00:00

DAVID BAKER, 55
MARY VIRGINIA BOWMAN, 89
DANIEL L TALLEY, 66
PAUL DAVID MANNS 66
Vickie Sue Underwood, 65
Norman Leroy Arbuckle, 87
PAUL DAVID MANNS 66
DAVID W. BROCK, JR., 68
DAVID MARK “COOMBSY” COOMBS, 61
DEBORAH LYNN (MANNS) BRANDENBURG, 57
CHARLES WHITFIL, 71
H.C. “HANK” EVERSOLE, 82
BRENDA J. RIDER, 67
MARY LOUISE TAYLOR, 77
LELA WAYNE “JANICE” (DORSEY) GONZALES, 74
IDA LOU CAUDILL, 81
WILLIAM T. “BILL” VETTER SR., 77
BETTY JOAN SULLIVAN, 89
SHIRLEY CLIPP PERKINS
DARREL T. BAKER, 48
ERNEST LEROY "ERNIE" OWEN , 83
ROBERT EARL GALLMAN, 89
PATRICIA DIANA WYNN, 63
DONNIE JOE WHEELER, 77
RALPH MCKINLEY, 74
WILLIAM T. “BILL” VETTER SR., 77
MARTHA ANN O'NEAL HEITZ, 87


DAVID BAKER, 55, Scottsburg, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at his residence.
Born June 19, 1961 in Seymour.
He is survived by his sons, Benjamin Baker and Collin Baker both of Austin; a daughter, Miranda Baker, Austin; mother and step-father, Martha & Fred Neace, Austin and his father, William Baker, Hazard, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Joseph Andrew Baker.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Billy Joe Deaton officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be 12 to 1 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MARY VIRGINIA BOWMAN, 89, Seymour, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on November 28, 1927 in Salem, the daughter of the late Francis Babbs and Millie (England) Babbs. She was a homemaker. She was married on Oct. 26, 1944 to Jesse Bowman, who died April 10, 1974.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Randall and Marvin Bowman; four brothers, Marion, Jim, William and Lawrence Babbs; two sisters, Blanche Nichols and Lori Atkins and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Survivors include nine sons, Ernest (Brenda) Bowman and Frank (Nancy) Bowman all of Crothersville, Jesse Bowman of Scottsburg, William (Jenny) Bowman and Jimmy (Carolyn) Bowman all of Brownstown, Steve R. (Mary) Bowman, Stanley (Kim) Bowman and Tony (Amy) Bowman all of Little York and Gary (Patty) Bowman of Medora; five daughters, Norma (David) Gorbett of Medora, Lorene Bowman, Barbie (Cecil) Holland and Susie (David) Riley all of Seymour and Rosie Bowman of Salem; a sister, Gladys (Frank) Stephens of Salem; numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Washington County. Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Thursday at Collins Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to her family c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


DANIEL L TALLEY, 66, Scottsburg, died March 21 2017, in New Albany.
He was born August 23, 1950, in Scottsburg, the son of Robert Lee Talley and Georgia Therma Keith Talley. He retired from Cummins Engine.
Survivors include his son, Bradley Talley (Cheryl), Lafayette; daughters, Crystal Whobrey (Todd), Scottsburg, Leslie Talley, Scottsburg; the mother of his children, Brenda Talley, Scottsburg; grandchildren, Jake Talley, Joey Talley, Gillianne Talley, Nolan Talley, Drake Whobrey, Caitlynn Whobrey, Colton Whobrey, Dalton Whobrey, Hannah Pearson, Kenley Pearson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert D Talley.
Visitation and services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg, 47170.
To leave a message for the family visit www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


PAUL DAVID MANNS, 66, Hanover, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 suddenly at his home.
He was born on August 19, 1950, to Burnice and Ethel (Martin) Manns in Deputy. He was retired from Michelin in Scottsburg and Cummins Engine in Columbus. He was a member and co-founder of the Gospel Truth Ministry in Blocher.
Survivors include his daughter, Heather Crites (Scott) of Lexington; sons, Paul David Manns II (Cherese) of Madison and Todd Manns of Hanover; grandchildren, Travis, Paige, Aidan, Libby, Isabella, Ellie, and Joshua David; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Addison; sisters, Helen Risk of Madison, Dorothy Faye Ramey of Scipio, IN; brothers, Seldon Manns of Scottsburg, and AB Manns of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 43 years, Betsy “Kathy” Manns on March 28, 2013, sisters, Lillian Bond Manns, Irene Maines, Catherine Kessler, Neva Howard, and Sue Donna Leatherbury.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Alan Ball on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover. Visitation will begin on Friday after 3 pm until the time of services.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paul can be made to Scott County Special Olympics cards will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


Vickie Sue Underwood, 65, Salem, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd.
Born February 13, 1952 in Danville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James M. Pendygraft Sr. and Gladys M. (Murphy) Pendygraft. She was a homemaker and had been a life resident of Washington County. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Wayne Chastain, Michael Todd Chastain and Roger Keith Chastain, all of Salem; one brother, Ronnie Pendygraft, Salem; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lee Chastain and her husband, Boyd A. Underwood.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.


Norman Leroy Arbuckle, 87, 87, Lexington, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born February 14, 1930 in Madison, the son of the late Floyd and Golda Burchfield Arbuckle. He was a 1949 graduate of Lexington High School. He was inducted into the United States Army in May 10, 1948 in Louisville. He rose to the rate of Corporal serving the 761st Engineers Light Equipment Company in Fort Lewis, Washington. He was honorably discharged on May 5, 1952 at Fort Lewis Washington during the Korean Era. He worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground for 33 years as an engineer before retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Christian Church of Hanover, Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M., and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia Sydney Williams Arbuckle of Lexington; his daughters, Sandra Kay Jones and her husband Steven of Indianapolis, Sonja Gay Jacobson and her husband Matt of Brownsburg; his brother, Lloyd Arbuckle and his wife Mary of Madison; his sisters, Delores Wooten of Scottsburg, June McDaniels of Columbus; his grandchildren, Reagan, Reece, Brock, Trace; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father and his mother; his brothers, Donald Arbuckle and James Arbuckle.
A Masonic memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. by his brothers from Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. by Bro. Mark Roseberry at the First Christian Church of Hanover, 6192 West State Road in Hanover. Interment will follow in the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Lexington. Full military honors will be performed by the Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion at the graveside. Friends may call Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison and from 10 a.m., until the time of service at the at the First Christian Church of Hanover.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Sharon Hill Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be let for the family at www.morgan-nay.com


Stanley Malcolm Gray, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
He was born February 15, 1935 in Jefferson County, the son of the late Russell William and Helen Mae Hall Gray. He was a 1953 graduate of Hanover High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1959 and was honorably discharged. He owned and operated the Kent Feed Mill. He later became a realtor working first with John Croxton at Croxton - Gray Real Estate and later owning and operating his own business Stanley Gray Real Estate. He also developed sub-divisions in Jefferson County and owned and operated Ready-Quick Homes. He was raised in the Holiness Tabernacle near Hanover and later attended Kent United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Steve Gray and his wife Jenny of Madison, Eric Gray and his wife Carla of Lexington; his daughter, Angela Gray Donovan of Columbus; his grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, and Evan; his companion of 23 years, Anna Daugherty of Hanover; his brother, Carroll Gray and his wife Jean of Lexington; his sister, Doris Duncan of Lexington; his step-grandchildren, Kayla, Kassi and Lyndsey; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter, Alesha Kay Donovan; his sisters, Inez O. Pruett and her husband, Lloyd, LaDonna Barker and her husband, Lonnie and his brothers, Glen "Bud" Edward Gray, Murel Leroy Gray.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 2 p.m., by Pastor Dennis Bickers at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery near Hanover. Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
A final salute will be conducted on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with full military honors to follow at the Liberty Cemetery near Hanover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com


DAVID W. BROCK, JR., 68, Georgetown, died Tuesday. March 21, 2017 at his home.
He was born August 21, 1948 in New Albany. He was a 1966 graduate of New Albany High School, and married Nancy Razor Brock, June 20, 1970. He retired from Walker Mechanical in 2013 and was a member of the Plumbers Union Local 502 and was a member of Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Edwardsville.
He is preceded in death by his father, David W. Brock, Sr., his brother, George Brock and sister Karen Hinson.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of Georgetown; four daughters, Lyn Brock Gaines (Donny) of Sulphur, KY; Melisa Brock Bays (Randy Southerland), Denise Brock, Kimberly Moon (Josh) all of Georgetown; his mother, Betty Milliner Brock of Nashville, TN; two sisters, Vivian Egelhoff (Larry) of Nashville, TN and Kathy Brock of St. Joseph, MO.; seven grandchildren, Garrett and Bryce Moon, Jaci Gaines, Nicholas Brock, L.J. Lemmel, Shelby Rae Bays and Case Southerland; three step-grandsons, Donald, Kenneth and Joseph Gaines and aa step-granddaughter, Serenity LaFerriere Gaines.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, Indiana. Visitation will be from 11 AM to 8 PM Friday, March 24, 2017 and from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday at the funeral home in Georgetown.


DAVID MARK “COOMBSY” COOMBS, 61, Crothersville, IN, passed away at his home.
Born October 7, 1955 in Seymour, he was the son of the lafte Milton Coombs and Alice (Davis) Newell. He was a 1973 Seymour High School graduate. He was a member of the fraternal Order of Eagles in Seymour. He worked as a body technician at Lloyds Autobody where he was well known for his craftsmanship on the cars he worked on.
On April 14, 2001 he married Brenda (Christie) Coombs who survives in Crothersville. Other survivors include his children, Crystie Salsman of Seymour, Nathan Coombs of Lapaz, IN; four step-children, Brent (Amanda) Clem of Deputy, Jennifer (Kevin) Flood of Paris Crossing, Josie (James) Chadwick of Seymour, John (Amanda) Clem of Austin; 14 grandchildren, Dylon Imlay, Brenden Bridgewater, Adin Salsman, Madilynn Peacock, Ella Coombs, Brittany Clem, Codi McDonald, Alli McDonald, Kelsey Spangler, Zoe Spangler, Christy Dalzell, Harper Chadwick, Chandler Baker & Glen Hess; one sister, Linda (Mac) McBryar of Mooresville.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Coombs.
A gathering of friends and family will take place from 5-8 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with cremation services entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of David Mark Coombs to the family c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


DEBORAH LYNN (MANNS) BRANDENBURG, 57, Deputy, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on June 12, 1959 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Seldon Manns and Dorothy Jean (Griffith) Manns. Deborah graduated from Austin High School in 1977, was a homemaker and a member of the Solid Rock Church near Austin.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Randy Scott Manns; grandparents, Burnice and Ethel Manns and great-grandparents, Kelso and Elsie Lapp.
Survivors include her husband, Leroy Brandenburg; two daughters, Amanda Lyons and Patricia LaMaster both of Austin; her parents, Seldon and Dorothy Manns of Scottsburg; a sister, Kelly Chapman of Scottsburg; a brother, Ric Manns and his wife Diana of Scottsburg; her grandmother, Winnojean Rosser of Valparaiso and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Friday, March 24, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Shuler officiating. Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Friday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CHARLES WHITFIL, 71, Salem, died Wednesday, March 22 at his home.
He was born June 18, 1945 in Grayson County, Kentucky the son of Joseph Harley and Ella Mae Lucas Whitfill. He was a self- employed seal coater.
He is survived by two sons, Mike Lyons (Pam) of Salem and Keith Roucker of Snohomish, Washington; a brother, John Robert Whitfill; four sisters, Becky Flemming of Louisville, Francis Wilbert of Okolona, Kentucky, Vicki Whitfill of Salem and Sheila Miller of Salem; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


H.C. “HANK” EVERSOLE, 82, Indianapolis, formerly of Deputy, died November 6, 2016.
He was born March 23, 1934 in Perry County, Kentucky to the late Lewis and Ora Williams Eversole. Prior to retirement he was employed as a butcher at Standard Grocery and Jay-C Food Store and worked in maintenance at an Indianapolis apartment complex.
He is survived by daughters, Libby Reeg and Millie (Jerry) Lyons of Madison; a son, Joseph (Bonnie) Eversole of Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Mandy Lyons, Kimberly Jones, Rachel and Jacob Reeg, Taylor, Sammy, Caleb, Miranda, and Keiron Eversole; great-grandchildren, Xander and Dagny Jones; companion, Vivian Crooke of Indianapolis; sisters, Rose (Bob) Clark and Lillie Buchanan of Columbus, Faye (Dennis) Bickers of Madison, Carrol (Bob) East of Florida and Betty (Marvin) Polly and Kathleen Perry of North Vernon.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Eugene and Darrell Eversole.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service that will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Scaffoldlick Baptist Church in Blocher, with burial in the Scaffoldlick Cemetery.
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon were entrusted with the care of these arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Scaffoldlick Cemetery, P.O. Box 55, Scottsburg, IN 47170.
You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com


BRENDA J. RIDER, 67, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born on March 31, 1949 in Scottsburg, the daughter of the late Arthur Batman and Sarah Gertrude (Parrott) Batman. She was retired from the old Reliance Electric in Columbus.
She was married on Nov. 21, 1964 to Russell G. Rider, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Russell R. Rider of Scottsburg and Dustin Ray Rider and his wife Mary of Vienna; two daughters, Lisa D. Hendrix and her husband Tim of Clarksville and Kimberly Grider of Scottsburg; a brother, Arthur Paul "Nookie" Batman of Austin; a sister, Barbara Barnard of Columbus; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Romero officiating. Visitation will be from 10 am until 1 pm Saturday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MARY LOUISE TAYLOR, 77, Salem, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at her residence.
Born February 14, 1940 in Lincoln County Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Tressie G. (VanWinkle) Proffitt. She was a retired LPN with the old Heritage House of Salem and had been a resident of Washington County for most of her life. She married April 9, 1986 to Dannie Taylor, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, William "Woody" Naugle, Salem; one daughter, Ronda Willis, Scottsburg; one stepson, Dannie Taylor Jr., Zion, Kentucky; one step-daughter, Danielle Taylor, Austin; three sisters, Martha Jantzen, New Albany, Patricia Coleman, Bloomington and Alma Hix, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, James H. Proffitt and two grandsons, Ryan & Travis Dixon.
Funeral Service will be at noon Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday. Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Franklin Cemetery Association Lindsey Wade-Swift, Treasurer 201 So. Harrison Street Salem, Indiana 47167.


LELA WAYNE “JANICE” (DORSEY) GONZALES, 74, Solomon, AZ, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her sisters home in Crothersville.
Born February 21, 1943 in Corbin, KY, she was the daughter of Raymond Albert Dorsey and Ada Mae (Hayden) Dorsey, who are both deceased. In January of 1976, she married Guillermo “Bill” Gonzales, who survives in Solomon, AZ. She retired from Thriftee Grocery Store in Safford, AZ.
Other survivors include, two sons, Jeffrey (LaDean) Burkhardt of Heber, AZ and Ronnie Gonzales of Solomon, AZ, family she helped raise, Karen (Eddie) Peru, Berta “B.J.” Gonzales, Adamy Gonzales and Essence Montoya, grandchildren, Sean Burkhardt, Ginny (Aaron) Clement, Curtis Ray Burkhardt II, siblings, Larry (Margle) Dorsey , Barbara “Rusty” Reynolds, and Peggy (Lloyd “Lump”) Colwell, all of Crothersville, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous family members from AZ, OH, IN, and KY.
She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Ray Burkhardt; siblings, Joann Bonilla, Franklin “Sonny” Dorsey, June Patrick, and infant Daryle Dorsey.
Friends may visit on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from Noon until 3 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in memory of Janice to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


IDA LOU CAUDILL, 81, Charlestown, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Kentuckiana Medical Center.
She was born on November 29, 1935 to Lee and Opal (Reed) Parker in Jeffersonville. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Jonathan Jennings Elementary, and member of the North Charlestown Church of God.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Tony A. Parker, James Parker, and Dallas Parker; sisters, Ethel Wooten, Maxine Green, Deloris Burns, Beatrice M. Fulton, and Betty Hous.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Caudill of Charlestown; son, Ricky Caudill of Charlestown; daughter, Shelia Hubbard of Charlestown; grandchildren, Christian, Matthew, and Joshua Hubbard, Andrew (Chantel), Adam, and Allie (Travis) Molina; great-grandchildren Layton Hubbard, Kashmir and Kawliga Caudill.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017 from 3-6 PM at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.


WILLIAM T. “BILL” VETTER SR., 77, Otsico, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
Born May 2, 1939 in Louisville, KY, he was the son of James and Bertha (Bissig) Vetter. At age 6, his family relocated to Clark County, and he graduated from Charlestown High School in 1960. On January 31, 1961, he married Sharon (Goldman) Vetter, who survives in Otisco. He retired from ICI America Powder Plant in Charlestown as an electrician.
Survivors, his wife, Sharon of 56 years; one son, William “Billy” (Anna) Vetter Jr., of New Washington; a daughter, Robin Lynn Vetter-Cochran of Henryville; eight grandchildren, Brian (Katie) Vetter, Brandon (Brittany) Vetter, Robert (Katy) Burke, Heather Burke, Shawn Vetter, Kelsey Vetter, Kristina (Ryan) Leavitt, and Kerriann Cochran, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Vetter on May 21, 2008, and his brother Raymond Vetter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington. Friends may visit on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 10 AM on Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Bill to Clark County Humane Society c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S Ferguson Street, Henryville.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


BETTY JOAN SULLIVAN, 89, Salem, died Friday, March 24, 2017.
She was born on July 23, 1927 in Salem, and known to many as Joan or Jo. She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always very active in her church, first at First Christian and then later at Mt. Tabor Christian Church, teaching Sunday School, volunteering every summer at church camp, and leading women’s groups. She was a core member of The Ladies Aid where she helped sew hundreds of quilts. Joan had a passion for cooking and a deep love for children. She influenced and blessed a multitude in her lifetime.
She is survived by her two daughters Brenda Rose and Linda Keith, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Mt. Tabor Christian Church on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Visitation will begin at 2 pm with service to follow at 4 pm and burial at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Online expressions may be left at www.hughestaylor.net.


SHIRLEY CLIPP PERKINS, Nashville, Tennessee, died Saturday, March 25, 2017.
She was born January 22, 1935 in Salem, the daughter of the late Wendell V. and Blanche E. Clipp. She was a member of Woodmont Hills Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James C. Clipp.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clyde B. Perkins; a son, Vance “Van” C. Perkins; a daughter, Beth D’Alessio (Larry); two grandsons, Patton Robarts (Kelsey) and Weston Robarts; and a great-granddaughter, Torrey Robarts.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday at Noon at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11AM-time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 or Woodmont Hills Church of Christ, 3710 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204.


DARREL T. BAKER, 48, Palmyra, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Hosparus Pavilion of Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on August 10, 1968, to Darrell W. Baker and Wanda Sue (Miller) Baker. He worked as a farmer and was a truck driver. He was a concessionaire. He was a member at Church of Christ in Corydon.
He is survived by his son, Joseph Baker; daughter, Emily Baker; step-son, Keith Goodwin; fiancé, Holly Davis Goodwin; sister, Tammy Bedell (Ben); brother, Melvin Melton (Laura); uncles, Earl Baker, Lawrence Baker (Brenda), and Charles Miller (Mary); grandson, Collin K. Goodwin; four nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and -nephews; several cousins; and his service dog, Coco.
He is preceded in death by his parents Darrell W. Baker and Wanda Sue (Miller) Baker.
The family has chosen cremation.


ERNEST LEROY "ERNIE" OWEN , 83, Hanover, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born December 28, 1933 in Madison. He was the son of the late John William and Corabell Sedam Owen. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Hanover High School. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged from the Reserves. He owned and operated Owen Paving Company for 12 years and then worked for Dave O'Mara Paving and Sedam Contracting as a heavy equipment operator. He attended the Hanover Senior Citizens and the Madison Senior Citizens. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
He is survivied by his daughters, Deborah "Debbie" Hay of Hanover, Danah Hay of Milton, Kentucky, Darlah Phillips and her husband, Douglas of Lexington; his step-daughter, Betty Leach and her husband, Rick of Lexington; his grandchildren, Kristy Smitley, Cameron Hay, Jessica Hansen, Kayla Hubbard, Ernest Wayne Owen, Silas Phillips, Otis Phillips and Tonja Breading; his great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Garrett, Ian, Tori, Clayton, Landon, Braydon, Kolton, Josie, and Averie; his step-grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle, B.J., Chad, Scott, Melissa, Alisha and Ryan; 12-step-great-grandchildren; his brothers, Bill Owen and his wife, Marilyn of Madison, Melvin Randall and his wife, Debbie of Madison; his sisters, Nancy Simmons of Gratis, Ohio, Wanda Jackson of Hanover; his sister-in-law, Avanell Randall of Hanover; his brother-in-law, Paul Bird of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, John William Owen, Sr., his mother, Corabell Sedam Owen Chambers, his wife of 29 years, Bonita Rigsby Owen, his second wife of 25 years, Betty Bosaw Earl Snyder Owen, his son, Dennis Leroy Owen, his step-sons, Robert Earl and Ed Earl, his sisters, Donna Wood, Glenna Skirvin, Linda Gray, Roberta "Birdie" Rousch, Janet L. Bird, his brothers, Paul Randall and Robert "Duke" Randall.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 27, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison, Indiana. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and Monday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
A final salute will be conducted on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana with full military rites to follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, IN


ROBERT EARL GALLMAN, 89, Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, March 23, 2017 at Maple Manor Christian Home.
He was born on September 19, 1927 to Harry and Nola (Johnson) Gallman in Charlestown Township. He was an Army Veteran, worked for the old ICI Americas, Census Bureau, farming, and photography.
Survivors include his son, Shawn Gallman of England; daughter, April Criswell (Chreighton) of Jeffersonville; sister, Nora Cole of Augusta, GA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling arrangements.


PATRICIA DIANA WYNN, 63, Salem, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 22, 1953 in New Albany, the daughter of Norman and Mary Barrett Meredith. She was a member of Free Fellowship Gospel Church in Pekin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Wynn; her son, Jimmy Wynn; and her parents.
She is survived by her companion, Bazle Amburgey of Salem; four brothers, Howard Ridener of Mitchell, Barney Meredith of Pekin, Jeff Meredith of Pekin and John Meredith of Salem, six sisters, Rebecka Pearl Corn of Madison, Judy Jonas of Mitchell, Donna Potts of Borden, Faye Meredith of Salem, Connie Reynolds of Mitchell, and Evelyn Meredith of Orleans and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 PM and Wednesday from 9AM until time of service.


DONNIE JOE WHEELER, 77, New Washington, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 27, 1939 to Alton and Ethel (Garrett) Wheeler in Bedford, KY. He was a retired truck driver for Bagshaw Trucking, former employee for Jeff Boat, and Rooftech.
Survivors include his daughter, Kim Wheeler of Fern Creek, KY; sons, Donnie L. Wheeler of New Washington, and Rick Wheeler of Charlestown; sister, Mary Wiggam of New Washington and grandchildren, Ashley, Wyatt, and Josie.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial to follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.


RALPH MCKINLEY, 74, Pekin, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
Born January 6, 1943 in Borden, he was the son of the late Waldo Francis and Harriett Isalene (Standiford) McKinley. He was a former roofing contractor, a retired truck driver with the old Trailmobile & Leasing Company in Louisville and had been a life resident of Washington and Clark Counties.
Survivors include a son, Terry McKinley, Pekin; daughter, Ginny McKinley-French, New Albany; two sisters, Roseann Hurst and Brenda Hurst, Borden; two brothers, Cliff McKinley, Pekin and Odie McKinley, Borden; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Walnut Hill Cemetery C/O Borden Town Hall 129 West Street Borden, Indiana 47106.


WILLIAM T. “BILL” VETTER SR., 77, Otsico, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
Born May 2, 1939 in Louisville, he was the son of James and Bertha (Bissig) Vetter. At age 6, his family relocated to Clark County, and he graduated from Charlestown High School in 1960. On January 31, 1961, he married Sharon (Goldman) Vetter, who survives in Otisco. He retired from ICI America Powder Plant in Charlestown as an electrician.Survivors, his wife, Sharon of 56 years; one son, William “Billy” (Anna) Vetter Jr., of New Washington; a daughter, Robin Lynn Vetter-Cochran of Henryville; eight grandchildren, Brian (Katie) Vetter, Brandon (Brittany) Vetter, Robert (Katy) Burke, Heather Burke, Shawn Vetter, Kelsey Vetter, Kristina (Ryan) Leavitt, and Kerriann Cochran, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Vetter on May 21, 2008, and his brother Raymond Vetter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.
Friends may visit on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 10 AM on Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Bill to Clark County Humane Society c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S Ferguson Street, Henryville.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


MARTHA ANN O'NEAL HEITZ, 87, Madison, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born May 5, 1929 in Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Agnes T. Ralston O'Neal. She was employed with the Steer Restaurant in Madison for 25 years and Clifty Falls State Park Inn for seven years. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Markt Heitz and his wife, Cindy of Madison; his daughters, Donna Langel and her husband, Larry of Pacific, Washington, Mary Lynn Millan of Mexico; 13-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brothers, Carroll Eugene O'Neal and his companion, Joyce Webster of Madison, Gary Allan O'Neal and his wife, Sue of Madison, James Edward O'Neal and his wife, Jo of Lafayette; her sisters, Joy McDole and her husband, Bob of Madison, Janet Brawner and her husband, Paul Joe of Lexington; her grandchildren, Angela Richeson (Rodney), Lisa Langel, Daniel Langel (Kerry), Kristina Wilson (Cole), Nick Langel, Jennifer Andrews (Wayne), Billy Andrews (Angelea), Robin Millan (Lina), Samantha Creuheras (Fernando), Rossana Moreno (Emmanuel), Christy Snook (David), Sara Sontag, and Kayla Heitz (Josh) her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Patricia Ann Heitz Andrews and her husband of 38 years, Wallace L. Heitz.
Funeral Mass will be conducted Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., Celebrated by Father Christopher A. Craig at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel, 305 West State Street in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery, 305 West State Street in Madison. Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
The Rosary will be prayed on Thursday at noon at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

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