Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

For 80 years, Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory has served the families of Madison and surrounding counties with respect and love. Our professional experience and knowledge is carried out in every detail of our funeral arrangements.

As a locally owned firm, we are dedicated to providing nothing but the best quality to our community. Which is why we have decided to merge with sixth generation Funeral Director, Paul St. Pierre of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory in Pendleton. Our families share a passion for caring. With many of the costs associated with providing quality funeral services increasing, the best way for us to control and even lower costs to local families is to combine efforts.

Both firms have been serving Madison County since the early 1900s, so we have the tradition and experience. We are excited about this next step and the ability to better serve you.
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Our Obituaries

Rodney Thomas Knowling

August 7, 1953 - April 14, 2021

Rodney Thomas Knowling, 67, of Pendleton, passed away on April 14, 2021 at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on August 7, 1953 in New Castle to the late James and Evelyn (Smith) Knowling. Rodney retired from Guide Division as a Skilled Tradesman after 30 years of service. He was a member of the HOG-Harley Davidson Group. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson...
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Jim Reneau Short

May 25, 1933 - April 14, 2021

Jim Reneau Short, 87, of Middletown, passed away at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown on April 14, 2021. He was born on May 25, 1933 in Clay County, Tennessee to the late Abb and Dora (Boles) Short. Jim retired from Delco Remy after 31 years of service. He was a member of the UAW 663 and Pleasant Valley Community Church in Middletown and was a previous member of Main St. Church of God. He...
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David O. Carmany, Sr.

March 15, 1942 - April 13, 2021

David Otis Carmany, Sr. 79, passed away Tuesday, April 13 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was born March 15, 1942, the only child of the late, Genevieve (Dillman) and William Carmany. David was born and raised in Anderson, IN. He earned a degree from Anderson College and went on to obtain his law degree from IU School of Law. David worked hard all his life enjoying several...
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David E. Levi

July 22, 1938 - April 9, 2021

David E. Levi (Dave, Davey, Papa, Pop, Canon, Roy, etc..) 82, of Anderson, IN, after dodging real bullets and cancer three times, could not dodge this one, and went home to God and Mary on April 9, 2021, surrounded by family in his home in Anderson. Dave was born in Anderson, IN on July 22, 1938 to Wilton and Fannie Levi. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1956 where he was active in...
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William Bill Amick

July 19, 1928 - April 7, 2021

William "Bill" Opp Amick, 92, of Frankton, passed away at his home on April 7, 2021. Bill was born on July 19, 1928 in Switzerland County, Indiana to Calvin "Dubie" and Berniece A. (Althoff) Amick. He was a graduate of Decatur High School. On August 28, 1949, he married Marjorie Johnson, and they began their life together. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served...
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Charles E. Morgan

January 26, 1947 - April 6, 2021

Charles Edward Morgan, who was affectionately known since childhood as both "Butch" and "Bones" by his family, was a lifelong resident of Anderson, IN. He was the first child born to the late Elder Eddie Sr. and Brooksie Morgan, founders of Ebenezer Apostolic Church in Anderson. He attended Hazelwood Elementary, Southside Middle and graduated in 1965 from Anderson High School, where he was an...
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Ruth M. Justice

April 19, 1920 - April 6, 2021

Ruth M. (Fisher) Justice, 100, passed away on April 6, 2021 at Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield. Ruth was born on April 19, 1920 in Lapel to Andrew and Estella (Roller) Fisher. She was a nurse's aid that has worked at St. John's and then retired from Fort Harrison. Ruth was a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was also a professional clown, and was even named Clown-of-the...
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Dusty Shane Lawrence

November 29, 1990 - March 28, 2021

Dusty Shane Lawrence, 30, passed away March 28, 2021. He was born November 29, 1990 in Anderson. Dusty was an avid Colts Fan, loved talking politics, and enjoyed his X-Box. However, being a dad taking care of his family was the pinnacle of his life. Dusty is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" (Barker) Lawrence; daughters, Madisyn & one on the way; mother, Karen Lawrence; father,...
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Ruth Ann Carr

July 30, 1952 - March 27, 2021

Ruth Ann Carr, 68, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born July 30, 1952, to the late Jim & Rachel (McIntyre) Graham. Ruth Ann had worked for Anderson Community Schools in the cafeteria for several years. While residing in Lakeland, Florida form 1978-1992 she worked in a factory assembling trailers. Her most important job was as the...
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Deloris May Foist

April 17, 1929 - March 26, 2021

Deloris May Foist, 91, of Anderson passed away on March 26, 2021 at Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson. Deloris was born on April 17, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, IN to Arthur Christian and Rosena Wilhelmina (Rosemeyer) Ester. She was a 1947 graduate of Anderson High School, and earned her accounting degree from Indiana Business College. On September 20, 1952, Deloris married Leroy Foist, and...
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Thelma Eshelman

August 29, 1922 - March 25, 2021

On March 25th, Thelma Eshelman, 98, received her long-awaited party invitation. She can now see and talk with family & friends at the celebration. She was born on August 29, 1922 in Anderson to Minnie Pearl Brown and Squire Burton Davis. She was a wife, mother and grandmother to three generations. In 1939, she married Charles "Chawt" Campbell. The had four sons. After the early loss of...
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Sharon K. Conner

September 20, 1947 - March 24, 2021

Sharon K. Conner, 73, of Anderson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 24, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Anderson on September 20, 1947, to the late Emil and Virginia (Skinner) Krieg. She was employed briefly by Delco Remy, then retired to devote herself to the full-time care of her husband, Rory, after he became incapacitated. Rory and Sharon were married for...
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Jack Lee Bonge

August 29, 1930 - March 24, 2021

Jack Lee Bonge, 90, of Anderson passed away at his home on March 24, 2021. He was born in Anderson, the second son of Carl M. and Hortense (Greer) Bonge. Jack was a 1947 graduate of Anderson High School. He attended Indiana University prior to his four years of service in the United States Air Force. While serving in England, Jack married Nancy Hartman. After his military service, Jack...
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Robert "Bob" Wayne Scott

October 24, 1953 - March 23, 2021

Robert "Bob" Wayne Scott, 67, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021. He was born October 24, 1953, in Anderson. Bob worked for GM in Marion and as a real-estate broker, having retired from both after 30 years. He was a member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge #681 F. & A.M. Bob is survived by his wife of 38 years, Evelyn "Lynn"(Roberts) Scott; daughter, Kelli (husband, Michael) Drake; mother,...
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Jack L Williams

March 20, 2021

Jack Lee Williams completed his life's journey peacefully on March 20th, 2021. Jack was born on September 26, 1935 in Elwood. The son of Clarence and Lillie (Bell) Williams, he was a 1953 graduate of Elwood High School. He moved to Anderson in 1979, where he resided until his death. Jack served in the U.S. Army, worked as a foreman in the Ventura Trailer Factory in Elwood and retired from Delco...
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Evelyn Schinlaub

April 7, 1931 - March 13, 2021

Evelyn J. Schinlaub, 89, of Cookeville, TN and formerly of Anderson, IN, went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 13, 2021. She was born April 7, 1931 in Anderson, IN to the late Guy and Juanita Schmidt Justice. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oren E. Schinlaub in April of 1983; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Jackie...
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Russel D. Wolfe, Jr.

June 9, 1936 - March 12, 2021

Russel D. "Sonny" Wolfe, Jr., 84 years, of Anderson, left us on March 12, 2021, with his wife, Sharon by his side, while a rehab patient at Bethany Health Care Campus, after complications form hip surgery. Russ was born in Columbia City, Indiana the only son of Margaret (Clemmons) and Russel Wolfe, Sr., who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Columbia City High School and the Indiana...
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Tawnya LeElla Birden

October 29, 1967 - March 9, 2021

Tawnya LeElla (Crutchfield) Birden, age 53, passed away peacefully March 9, 2021, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Anderson, IN after a brief illness. She was born October 29, 1967, in Palm Springs, CA. She was the daughter Don (Marcia) Crutchfield of Vernon Hills, IL and late mother, Shirley Ream. She was also predeceased by her husband of 17 years, Michael Birden of Anderson. Tawnya grew up...
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William M. Smith

November 6, 1930 - March 9, 2021

William "Bill" M. Smith, 90, passed away March 9, 2021 at Bethany Pointe in Anderson. He was born November 6, 1930, in Livingston, Tennessee to the late Edd & Verdie (Spicer) Smith. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Delco-Remy after 33 years as a welder. He was a Pacers fan, loved bowling and gardening, known for his tomatoes. His love of dogs led him to be an avid...
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S.B. McIntyre

June 1, 1929 - March 7, 2021

S.B. McIntyre, 91, of Anderson, passed away on March 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born on June 1, 1929 in Burkesville, Kentucky to the late William and Myrtie (Smith) McIntyre. S.B. was the Founder and Owner of B & B Jewelry which opened in 1955. He was a member of Eastview Church of the Nazarene, Fellowship Lodge, Madison County Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his...
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Jemeul E. Simmons

August 13, 1981 - March 4, 2021

Jemeul E. Simmons, 39 of Anderson, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was born August 13, 1981 in Anderson to Robert and Belinda (Allen) Simmons. Jemeul was a member of The Living Word Ministry, and Aletheia Fellowship. He loved trains, monster trucks, church, and music. You also always found him with his great smile. Jemeul is survived by his mother, Belinda Simmons; brother, Damian T....
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Bertha Hohanna Harrod

October 6, 1937 - March 3, 2021

Bertha Johanna (Fager) Harrod, 83, of Anderson, passed away after an extended illness on March 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born on October 6, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Fred and Almeda (Smith) Fager. Bertha retired from Harvest Market in 2004 after 23 years of service. She is survived by her sons, Tim (Eunice) Harrod of Anderson, Ron Harrod of Anderson, David Harrod of...
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Rheda Mae Nowlin

April 6, 1947 - March 2, 2021

Rheda Mae (Wilson) Nowlin, 73, of Anderson, after years of suffering went to her final resting place on March 2, 2021. She graduated from Pendleton High School and retired from Kroger. Rheda's favorite saying is "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what each day brings". Rheda loved her family and husband deeply. She loved life and enjoyed every moment with her family members. ...
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Elisabeth Wright

August 4, 1937 - February 28, 2021

Elisabeth (Stamm) Wright, 83, of Anderson passed away on February 28, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson. Elisabeth was born on August 4, 1937 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Otto and Elisabeth (Backoff) Stamm. On July 4, 1964, Elisabeth married her love, Elvin J. "Wayne" Wright, and they began their life together. Elisabeth provided a loving home for her husband and children. She...
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James Dale Hosier

December 30, 1947 - February 23, 2021

James Dale Hosier, 73, of Pendleton passed away on February 23, 2021 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. James was born on December 30, 1947 in Anderson to Harold and Pearl (Gipe) Hosier. In 1975, he married Peggy Rector, and they began their life together. He was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard and was a retiree from Delco-Remy after many years of faithful service. James loved...
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Robert Wood

July 30, 1929 - February 22, 2021

Reverend Robert G. Wood, 91, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021. He was born July 30, 1929, in Winfield, Alabama to the late Grover C. & Vertie (Box) Wood. Robert pastored in churches in Michigan, Indiana, and Georgia. He had been an active member of Southern Heights Christian Church. He was known as the "Guitar Man" having played and repaired guitars. Robert is survived by his...
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Don Martin Knight

April 11, 1940 - February 21, 2021

Don Martin Knight, 80, of Anderson, passed away on February 21, 2021 at his residence. He was born on April 11, 1940 in Stewart County, Tennessee to the late Carl and Georgia (Wyatt) Knight. Don started at the age of 14 standing on a coke box washing dishes to owning and operating several Captain D's and Shoney's restaurants. He was a member of Kingston Avenue Baptist Church. He enjoyed...
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Dale E Bennett

February 14, 1953 - February 18, 2021

Dale E. Bennett, 68, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Bethany Pointe Health Campus. He was born February 14, 1953 in Anderson to Samuel and Betty (Kisker) Bennett. Dale worked at GTE Telephone Company, KLF Telephone Company then later started his own business, He is survived by his brothers Melvin G. Bennett and David (wife, Wanda) Bennett; nephew Melvin L. (wife, Jessie) Bennett;...
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Lowell Wayne Bennett

November 19, 1932 - February 15, 2021

Lowell Wayne Bennett, 88 of Springport, passed away on February 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born on November 19, 1932 in Anderson to the late Lowell and Anna (Deneve) Bennett. Lowell graduated from Anderson High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Delco Remy in 1994 as a Machine Operator after 46 years of service, and also did...
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Linda Jane Hamel

November 16, 1948 - February 14, 2021

Linda Jane (Harp) Hamel, 72, of Middletown passed away on February 14, 2021 at her home. Linda was born on November 16, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to Kenneth L. and Ora S. (Johnson) Harp. She moved to Madison County when she was 10 years old and was a 1967 graduate of Anderson High School. On September 2, 1967, she married her husband, David Lee Hamel and they began their life together. She...
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Anne Elizabeth Bondurant

July 22, 1946 - February 13, 2021

Anne Elizabeth Bondurant, 74, passed away suddenly February 13, 2021 at her home in Anderson. She was born in Anderson, graduated from Madison Heights in 1964 and Indiana University in 1968, where she obtained a teaching degree. She taught Social Studies in the Cleveland Public Schools for 30 years. Anne then returned to Anderson to take care of her mother and brother. She enjoyed reading...
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Charles Lowell Morehead

March 1, 1936 - February 12, 2021

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Charles Lowell Morehead, surrounded by his family, died on February 12, 2021. He was 84 years old. Chuck, or Charlie to some from his younger days, was born in Warsaw, Indiana on March 1, 1936 to Warren and Elouise Morehead – one of four siblings raised in a small house on Center Street. He graduated in 1954 from Warsaw High School...
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Michael Eugene Baldwin

April 5, 1944 - February 10, 2021

Michael Eugene Baldwin Sr., 76, of Anderson, passed away on February 10, 2021 at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1944 in Anderson to the late Donald Robert and Mary Kathleen (Murdock) Baldwin. Michael served his country in the National Guard. He retired from General Motors after 21 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Brown) Baldwin of Anderson; son, John Leslie (Lisa)...
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James Ragan Coker

March 25, 1937 - February 10, 2021

James Ragan Coker, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away February 10, 2021 at his home. He was born March 25, 1937 in Amarillo, Texas to the late, John Bray & Robbie Allen (Pass) Coker. He grew up in Texas but the family moved to New Jersey when he was a teenager. He graduated salutatorian at Saint Benedict High School in Newark, NJ and chose to attend college at the...
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Bonnie Elaine Bell

February 24, 1944 - February 9, 2021

Bonnie Elaine Bell, 76, of Anderson, passed away on February 9, 2021 at Sugar Fork Crossing, Anderson. She was born on February 24, 1944 in Noblesville to the late Morris and Mozelle (Wilson) Whitmoyer. Bonnie graduated in 1964 from the Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from St. John's Hospital, Anderson as a nurse after 31 years of service. She is survived by her...
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Bridget Ann Breeck

October 5, 1965 - February 9, 2021

Bridget Ann Breeck, 55, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away February 9, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Anderson. Bridget was born October 5, 1965 in Anderson, Indiana and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and was employed at Hopewell in Anderson. Survivors include her father and stepmother, John D. and Sandy Bowman Breeck; sister, Belinda A. (Breeck) ...
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Susan Ruth Klooster

August 29, 1947 - February 9, 2021

Susan "Susie" Ruth Klooster, 73, of Anderson passed away on February 9, 2021 at Lindberg Crossing Senior Living. Susan was born on August 29, 1947 in LaPorte, IN to Carlisle and Lillian (Schuetter) Klooster. Susan was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, she graduated in 1965 from the Indiana Academy in Cicero, IN, and earned her nursing degree from Kettering College in Dayton, Ohio in...
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Marjorie Lee Massey

September 24, 1941 - February 9, 2021

Marjorie Lee Massey, 79, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born September 24, 1941 in Anderson to the late John Edgar & Alma (Dolenski) Conner. Marjorie graduated from Highland High School in 1959, then attended Indiana Business College. Along with her family she co-owned Edmondson Carpet Cleaning. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic...
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Madonna Jean Davis

May 7, 1934 - February 7, 2021

Madonna Jean (Mullanix) Davis, 86, of Anderson passed away on February 7, 2021 at her home. Madonna was born on May 7, 1934 in Georgetown, Kentucky to John Dewey and Ethel B. (Robey) Mullanix. She was a graduate of Markleville High School, and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary and Ladies Shrine Club. In 1987, Madonna retired from Delco-Remy after thirty-two years of service. Madonna...
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Beulah M. Flatford-Garrett

April 23, 1931 - February 6, 2021

Beulah M. Flatford-Garrett, 89, went home to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on February 6, 2021. She was born in Maynardville, Tennessee on April 23, 1931 to the late Elmer & Etter (Walker) Cooper. She graduated from Horace Maynard High School. Beulah married Wardell Flatford and were together for 42 years until his passing. She then married the second love of her life, Reverend...
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Kevin Dwight Price

July 21, 1957 - February 6, 2021

Kevin Dwight Price, 63, of Anderson passed away at his residence on February 6, 2021. He was born on July 21, 1957 in Anderson to the late Emmett and Doris (Moody) Price. He retired from Meijer Supermarket as a cashier. Kevin is survived by his brothers, David (Tamara) Price of Pendleton and Keith (Brenda) Price of Romania. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by...
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Bertha C. Reeder

July 25, 1923 - January 31, 2021

Bertha C. Reeder, 97, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown. She was born July 25, 1923 in Carter County, Kentucky. Bertha worked a variety of jobs, but her favorite was working as a seamstress for several retail stores. Bertha is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiliam K. & Carrie (Jessee) Reeder;...
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Thomas William Plew

October 14, 1949 - January 31, 2021

Thomas William Plew, 71, of Anderson, Indiana, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, January 31st, after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Tom was born on October 14, 1949 to Chet and JoAnn Plew in Anderson. After graduating from Madison Heights in 1967, he joined the Navy. He was given a medical discharge after his two years of domestic service due to his hearing impairments and then...
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Christine Marie Bell

October 1, 1966 - January 21, 2021

Christine Marie Bell, 54, Anderson, passed away at her residence on January 21, 2021. She was born on October 1, 1966 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to the late Gordon and Theresa (Gerow) Nicolai. Chris was a Home Health Care Provider and was passionate about helping others any way she was able. Chris was a strong, resilient mother. She adored being a grandmother and loved her grandchildren deeply...
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Joseph C. Orbik

November 30, 1930 - January 20, 2021

Joseph C. Orbik, Sr., 90, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away on January 20, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital. Joseph was born on November 30, 1930 to Stanley W. and Stella H. (Sokolowski) Orbik. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a graduate of St. Mary's High School, and a member of the Polish Club. In 1953, Joseph joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean...
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Rebecca Rose Whitehouse

July 29, 1955 - January 17, 2021

Rebecca Rose (Swigeart) Whitehouse, 65, of Anderson passed away on January 17, 2021 at her residence in Anderson. Rebecca was born on July 28, 1955 in Anderson, IN to Richard and Mary (Perry) Swigeart. Rebecca attended Anderson High School, and was a homemaker. Rebecca is survived by her children: James Whitehouse, Marcus Edward (Yolanda) Gee, Brandy Gee and Letisha Hutton; grandchildren:...
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Edward Boltz Williams

March 31, 1937 - January 17, 2021

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

April 12, 1933 - January 15, 2021

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

September 29, 1938 - January 14, 2021

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

January 15, 1943 - January 12, 2021

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

May 20, 1993 - January 11, 2021

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

October 16, 1942 - January 10, 2021

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

June 11, 1943 - January 10, 2021

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

March 3, 1982 - January 8, 2021

John R. Wilson, 38, Anderson, passed away on January 8, 2021. He was born on March 3, 1982 in Anderson to Harold and Lori (McIntire) Wilson. John enjoyed be outdoors. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his children, Ethan, Jace, Bryson, Kenzie, Mason; granddaughter, Scclea; parents Harold and Lori Wilson; sister, Andrea (Jake) Peters...
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Elizabeth Ann Burrell

June 10, 1937 - January 8, 2021

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

March 27, 1926 - January 3, 2021

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

January 3, 1943 - January 2, 2021

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

April 19, 1954 - January 2, 2021

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

December 6, 1951 - January 1, 2021

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

November 11, 1938 - December 29, 2020

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

March 29, 1938 - December 28, 2020

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

March 3, 1953 - December 28, 2020

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

January 25, 1934 - December 28, 2020

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

July 22, 1936 - December 27, 2020

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

September 6, 1946 - December 27, 2020

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

December 11, 1963 - December 24, 2020

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

August 3, 1945 - December 24, 2020

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

July 10, 1947 - December 23, 2020

Mark Anthony Ripberger, 73, formerly of Anderson passed away on December 23, 2020 at Miller's Merry Manor in Middletown. Mark was born on July 10, 1947 in New Castle, Indiana to Robert and Delcia M. (Goodwin) Ripberger. He had worked for Phillips Iron and S&S Truck Parts prior to his retirement. Mark was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Mark is survived by his children: Melissa (husband Danney...
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Annette Farris

November 18, 1951 - December 20, 2020

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

April 14, 1960 - December 19, 2020

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

July 28, 1934 - December 18, 2020

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

May 4, 1928 - December 18, 2020

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

August 13, 1949 - December 17, 2020

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

August 15, 1931 - December 16, 2020

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

March 1, 1937 - December 12, 2020

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

April 12, 1925 - December 11, 2020

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

July 27, 1932 - December 11, 2020

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

December 19, 1973 - December 10, 2020

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

February 28, 1942 - December 7, 2020

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

December 23, 1921 - December 4, 2020

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

June 4, 1934 - December 1, 2020

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

April 2, 1926 - November 29, 2020

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

July 26, 1932 - November 26, 2020

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

November 29, 1943 - November 23, 2020

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

September 22, 1932 - November 20, 2020

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

July 1, 1954 - November 17, 2020

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

August 26, 1980 - November 17, 2020

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

February 7, 1959 - November 17, 2020

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

August 9, 1949 - November 15, 2020

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

March 14, 1937 - November 15, 2020

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

October 17, 1931 - November 14, 2020

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

March 9, 1936 - November 12, 2020

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

December 12, 1929 - November 11, 2020

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

September 14, 1928 - November 10, 2020

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

October 20, 1973 - November 9, 2020

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

October 29, 1930 - November 7, 2020

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

September 11, 1947 - November 3, 2020

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

September 13, 1923 - November 1, 2020

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

September 7, 1926 - October 28, 2020

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

August 9, 1952 - October 27, 2020

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