Our Obituaries

Michael A. Weber

August 24, 1946 - November 14, 2017

Michael A. Weber, 71, of Connersville, died Tuesday evening, November 14, 2017, at Premier Healthcare of Connersville.Mike was born in Brookville on August 24, 1946 to Andrew and Norma Heeb Weber. He attended St. Michaels Elementary School and Brookville High School. He was a member of St. Gabriel Church and was a 4-H leader for many years. Mike enjoyed farming and was an accomplished carpenter....
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Alma Stanley

April 27, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Alma Throop Stanley, 82, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Ambassador Healthcare, Centerville. Alma was born April 27, 1935 in Tell City, Indiana to Floyd and Venetia Sandage Throop. On November 24, 1971, she married William B. Stanley in Connersville, who died July 15, 1990. Alma was a dedicated homemaker and found pleasure in providing a home cooked meal...
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Lisa A. Field

October 30, 1969 - November 9, 2017

Lisa A. Field, 48, of Connersville, died Thursday morning, November 9, 2017, at her residence.Lisa was born in Connersville, October 30, 1969, to Harold and Carolyn McCowan Spurlock and was a 1988 graduate of Connersville High School. She had been employed at Visteon and was a certified nursing assistant. Lisa loved spending time with her family and her travels to Las Vegas. She participated in...
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Nancy Rambo

September 24, 1934 - November 8, 2017

Nancy Sue Rambo, 83, of Connersville, died Wednesday evening, November 8, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.Nancy was born at home in Connersville on September 24, 1934, to Raymond Edward and Jeanette Hay Horner. She attended Connersville area schools. On February 9, 1951, she was married in Connersville to James E. Rambo, who died June 18, 1991. Nancy was a...
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Thomas Marcum

January 16, 1965 - October 29, 2017

Thomas G. "Tommy" Marcum, 52, of Brownsville died Sunday morning, October 29, 2017 at Hickory Creek, Connersville. Tommy was born in Tampa Florida, January 16, 1965, the only son of Gene and Virginia Hisle Marcum. He attended Union County schools and later earned his General Education Diploma. Tommy owned and operated his own business, M & M Maintenance, serving the Whitewater area. He was...
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Tamara Belle Workman

March 6, 1952 - October 25, 2017

Tamara Belle "Tammy" Workman, 65, of Connersville died October 25, 2017 at her residence. A native of Connersville, Tammy was born March 6, 1952 to Harry D. and Pansy Blossom Charles Williams and graduated from Connersville High School in 1971 where she was the Majorettes Drum Captain. On September 21, 1974, she married George W. Workman, Sr. at First Baptist Church, Connersville. For several...
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Frances Pope

November 17, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Frances Pope, 91, of Connersville died, surrounded by her family, October 23, 2017 at Premier Healthcare, Connersville. A Connersville native, Frances was born November 17, 1925 to Tony E. and Minnie Cornett Ervine and attended area schools. At the age of 17, Frances packed her suitcase, grabbed her seven dollars and traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to marry the love of her life, Claude Pope, Jr...
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Pauline Virginia Stoehr

August 6, 1931 - October 22, 2017

Pauline V. "Polly" Stoehr, 86, of Connersville died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond. Polly was born at home in Everton on August 6, 1931 to Howard and Eva Marie Mullins Glisson and spent most of her young child hood in Milton, where she attended area schools. On October 9, 1953, at Central Christian Church in Connersville, Polly married Theodore L. "Ted" Stoehr who died October...
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Michael Duane McCarty

August 11, 1976 - October 20, 2017

Michael Duane McCarty, Jr., 41, of Connersville, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at his residence.A Connersville native, Michael was born August 11, 1976 to Michael D. and Vicki Ledford McCarty and was a 1994 graduate of Connersville High School. He had been employed for several different contractors locally and had worked independently as a concrete contractor. He had also worked as a landscaper....
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Donald Keith Hamilton

July 20, 1962 - October 14, 2017

Connersville native, Don "Hammer" Hamilton, 55, died Saturday morning, October 14, 2017, at his Fayette County residence.Don was the son of Jimmie Sams and Ida Hamilton, born July 20, 1962. He attended Laurel High School and Connersville Area Vocational School. Don was a retired member of the Indiana National Guard where he served for 26 years and was a member of the Crabtree Auto Sales Team near...
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Genovefa LaFollette

November 3, 1946 - October 14, 2017

Genovefa "Jenny" LaFollette, 70, of Connersville, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her daughter's residence. Jenny was born in Germany on November 3, 1946 to Lewis E. and Krystyna Helena Maria Czachowska Bergen and attended Park Place Church of God as a young child. She graduated from Connersville High School in 1964. Jenny had various occupations throughout her life but in 2009, she retired...
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Kendra Morgan

November 20, 1966 - October 13, 2017

Kendra L. Morgan, 50, of London, Kentucky, died Friday, October 13, 2017, at St. Joseph London Hospital, London, Kentucky, after becoming ill at home.Kendra was born in Connersville, November 20, 1966, to Ronald and Carolyn Morgan. She was a 1985 graduate of Connersville High School and had been employed at Freudenberg NOK in Shelbyville. Kendra loved to fish, play cards and spend time with her...
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Steve Trieschman

November 4, 1952 - October 10, 2017

Connersville, IN Steve Trieschman, 64, of Connersville, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence. Steve, a New Castle, Indiana native, was born November 4, 1952 to Frederick Rolland and Patricia Ann Shaw Trieschman and graduated from New Castle High School in 1971. At Growing Branches for Christ, Connersville, he married the former, Phyllis...
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Hazel Mnm Hamilton

April 20, 1937 - October 4, 2017

Hazel J. Hamilton, 80, of Connersville, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Premier Healthcare of Connersville. A Clay County, Kentucky native, Hazel was born April 20, 1937 to Robert and Ella Davidson Cornett and attended both Kentucky and Connersville area schools. She married Robert Hamilton in Connersville, February 23, 1958. For several years, Hazel was employed in housekeeping at the former,...
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Shirley Ann Gruell

January 1, 1933 - October 1, 2017

Shirley A. Gruell, 84, of Connersville died Sunday afternoon, October 1, 2017 at Heritage House of Connersville. Shirley was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on January 1, 1933, the daughter of Dale Sylvester and Lena Corinne Carraway Meek. She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1951. Shirley was married on October 9, 1953 to Bobbie Gruell, who died December 28, 2011. She was previously employed...
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Dennis J. Ripberger

March 3, 1952 - September 20, 2017

Dennis J. Ripberger, 65, of Connersville died Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond. A Connersville native, Dennis was born March 3, 1952, to James Rudolph "Rudy" and Freda Mae Paxton Ripberger, both of whom preceded him in death. He attended area schools and graduated in 1970 from Connersville High School, where he had played on the football team. In 1972, he entered...
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Billy J. Reed

October 14, 1941 - September 16, 2017

Connersville, IndianaBilly J. Reed, 76, of Connersville, passed away on Saturday, September 16th, at Premier Healthcare of Connersville. He was born in Connersville, Indiana on October 17, 1941 to William D. Reed and Sadie Hamilton Reed. Billy was a lifelong resident of the Connersville area. Billy was preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Leonard Whittaker, Francis Poole and 17...
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William Hall

October 19, 1927 - September 14, 2017

William G. "Bill" Hall, Sr., 89, of Connersville, died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at his home with his wife of sixty-seven years and his family by his side.Bill was born in Fayette County on October 19, 1927, to Vern and Emma Thompson Hall. He attended Connersville Schools and in 1945 enlisted in the US Navy serving in the Seabees. Bill married Mary Lacy, on June 3, 1950, at Calvary...
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Darvin Barrett

November 24, 1930 - September 14, 2017

Darvin Barrett, 86, of Connersville, died September 14, 2017 at his residence after a brief illness. The son of Sam and Bessie Barrett, Darvin was born November 24, 1930, in Oakland, Pike County, Indiana and attended area schools including two years of college education. In February of 1950, Darvin enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War as combat engineer focused in...
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Nedra J. Gillum

October 3, 1921 - September 13, 2017

Nedra J. "Nee Nee" Gillum, 95, of Connersville, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at her residence.Nedra was born October 3, 1921 to Clarence Albert and Jessie Blanche Hayward Ervin and was a graduate of Connersville High School. On December 7, 1940, she was married in Augusta, Kentucky to Keith L. "Casey" Gillum, who died June 3, 1995. Nedra had been a member of...
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Violet Marie Branum

December 15, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Connersville, INViolet M. Branum, 89, of Connersville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday afternoon, September 12, 2017, at Heritage House of Connersville. On December 15, 1927, Violet was born in Rushville to Henry C. and Georgia A. Newland Morgan. She was a 1946 graduate of Connersville High School. On June 3, 1951, Violet was married to Elvin "Bud" Branum, who died November 12, 2010....
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Leola Rensink

March 16, 1924 - September 12, 2017

Leola Ledford Rensink, 93, of the Connersville community, died Tuesday morning, September 12, 2017, at her residence. Leola was born in Newport, Kentucky on March 16, 1924 to John and Viola Wilson Bickers and attended school there. Prior to moving to Connersville, she had been employed in the ship yards in Alameda, California during WW II. She enjoyed reading daily from her large print Bible'...
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Mathew Carl Farmer

January 5, 1984 - September 11, 2017

Mathew Farmer, 33, of Connersville died on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Indianapolis.Mathew was born in Richmond on January 5, 1984, to Daniel and Teresa Hodson Farmer; He attended Connersville High School and later earned his GED. Mathew was employed in construction and landscaping. He enjoyed drawing, landscaping, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.In addition to his...
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Loretta Sue Steele

May 29, 1959 - September 8, 2017

Loretta Sue Steele, 58, of Connersville, died Friday morning, September 8, 2017, at Premier Healthcare West. Loretta was born in Connersville, May 29, 1959, the only child of Hershel and Delma Harrison Steele. She had suffered with health problems from an early age and resided at Premier Healthcare and its predecessors for most of her life. She was a member of the Full Gospel Holiness Church....
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Nancy L. Clark

May 16, 1933 - September 6, 2017

Connersville resident, Nancy L. Clark, 84, died late Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.A Connersville native, she was born May 16, 1933 to Russell and Helen M. Owens Showalter. Following her graduation from Connersville High School with the class of 1951, she was married on June 16, 1951 to Wayne E. Clark. She supported her Christian faith as a member...
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Frances Louise Beard

July 29, 1936 - September 3, 2017

Frances Louise Beard, 81, of Connersville, died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond. Louise was born at home in Harrisburg, July 29, 1936 to Angus and Bessie Garrett Gilley. She attended Bunker Hill Elementary School and was a 1955 graduate of Connersville High School. On August 31, 1956, in the Central Christian Church parsonage, Louise married Don L. Beard. For twenty years, she...
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Robert L. Underwood

December 20, 1925 - August 23, 2017

Connersville, INLocal jewelry business owner, Robert L. "Bob" Underwood, 91, of Connersville, died Wednesday morning, August 23, 2017, at his residence.Bob was born December 20, 1925 in Aurora, Illinois, the only child of Carlton R. and Grace Emily Nolte Underwood. He was a 1943 graduate of Aurora High School where he was the quarterback of the football team. Following graduation, he enlisted in...
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Matthew S. McFarland

June 9, 1963 - August 8, 2017

Matthew McFarland, 54, of Rushville, died Tuesday evening, August 8, 2017, at his residence.Matthew was born in Connersville on June 9, 1963 to Dennis L. and Mona J. Harsh McFarland. He was a 1981 graduate of Connersville High School and a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Hawaii as a crew member with the Medivac helicopter. Matthew had been employed with KS Bearings in Greensburg and had also...
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James Hugh Lowhorn

April 14, 1943 - August 4, 2017

James H. Lowhorn, 74, of Connersville, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond.James was born in Albany, Kentucky on April 14, 1943, to James Clyde and Flonnie Ferguson Lowhorn. He was a 1961 graduate of New Castle High School and married Carole Williams in Livingston, Tennessee on February 20, 1963. James was employed for 35 years at Chrysler in New Castle retiring in September...
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Joyce E. Crutchfield

January 12, 1939 - August 2, 2017

Joyce E. Crutchfield, 78, of Connersville, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Reid Healthcare in Richmond.Joyce was born January 12, 1939 in Connersville, to Kermit B and Mary G. Noe Hensley. She was a 1958 graduate of Connersville High School and remained active with her class and planning reunions. In 1959, Joyce was honored as the first Fayette County Free Fair Queen. Joyce had been employed...
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Chucky G. Lucas

January 1, 1981 - July 31, 2017

Chucky Lucas, 36, of Connersville, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System. Born January 1, 1981 in Connersville, Chucky was the son of Charles E. and Gloria Clark Lucas. He was a 1999 graduate of Connersville High School and went on to attend Vincennes University. Chucky was an avid fan of Duke University basketball and played basketball in the local Men's League. He...
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Maudie Mae Barrett

January 26, 1950 - July 10, 2017

Maudie Mae Barrett, 67, of Connersville, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Hickory Creek at Connersville.Born January 26, 1950 in Fayette County, Indiana, Maudie was the daughter of John D. and Maxine Rose Steele. She attended Connersville area schools and the Full Gospel Holiness Church. Maudie greatly enjoyed outdoor activities, including fishing and tending her flowers. She also found pleasure in...
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Diana M. Hatfield

October 23, 1951 - July 3, 2017

Diana M. Hatfield, 65, of Connersville, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System. A Bath, Ohio native, Diana was born October 23, 1951 to Virgil P. and Evelyn "Marie" White Turney. She was a 1970 Connersville High School graduate. Diana married Clifford L. "Cliff" Hatfield on October 29, 1973. While Cliff was enlisted in the Navy for eighteen years, Diana was appointed as a...
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Wilma J. McLean

October 4, 1921 - June 30, 2017

Wilma J. McLean, 95, of Connersville, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at Heritage House of Connersville.Wilma was born in Seymour, October 4, 1921, the only child of Sheldon and Mabel Spear Van Hoy. She graduated from high school in Seymour and attended business college. On July 7, 1948, she married Byron McLean who died September 27, 1979. Wilma had been employed at the Jackson County Loan and Trust...
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Nilah G. Fettig

September 17, 1919 - June 24, 2017

Connersville native, Nilah Fettig, 97, died Saturday afternoon, June 24, 2017, at Markle Heath and Rehabilitation in Markle. Nilah was born September 17, 1919 to Ralph and Grace Smith Bowen. She was a graduate of Orange High School and Indiana Business College in Indianapolis. On December 21, 1940, she was married to Charles W. "Chuck" Fettig who died September 28, 1993. Nilah had been employed...
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Colleen F. Price

October 26, 1921 - June 22, 2017

Colleen F. Price, 95, of Connersville, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Premier Healthcare of Connersville. Colleen was a native of Fayette County, born October 26, 1921, to Curtis and Nellie C. Riebsomer Huff. She attended Connersville area schools and Alquina High School. In 1942 during World War II, she was employed at Stant Manufacturing until her retirement in 1961. Colleen was married March...
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Jody Lee Johnson

August 8, 1971 - June 18, 2017

Jody Lee Johnson, 45, of West College Corner, died June 18, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. A Connersville native, Jody was born on August 8, 1971 to Donald E. and Eselene Jackson Johnson. He attended Connersville area schools and was employed as a stone laborer. In his free time, Jody enjoyed fishing and hunting ginseng. Jody is survived by his brother: Jimmie Johnson; his sister: Cindy...
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Joe Tillison

June 2, 1964 - June 11, 2017

Milroy, IN SGM Joe Tillison, 53, of Milroy, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Franklin County, as a result of a motorcycle accident on US 52. Joe was born in Rushville on June 2, 1964 to Robert Joseph, Sr. and Joyce Lorraine Smith Tillison. He graduated from Connersville High School in 1982 and received a bachelor degree from DeVry University, Chicago, Illinois. As a recent graduate of the Sergeant...
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Larry Dean Evans

June 3, 1965 - May 9, 2017

Larry Dean Evans, Jr., 51, of Brownsville, died May 9, 2017 at his residence. A Connersville native, Larry was born June 3, 1965 to Larry Sr. and Shirley Herbert Evans and was a 1983 graduate of Connersville High School. Until his retirement, he was employed at Visteon and its predecessors. Larry was a member of the American Legion Post 1 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 571, both of...
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Charles Jaccaud

November 29, 1945 - April 11, 2017

Charles Wade "Jocko" Jaccaud, 71, of Connersville, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond, with his loving wife by his side.Charles was born November 29, 1945, in Akron, Ohio, the only child of Wade Emer and Veda Marie Swope Jaccaud, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1963 graduate of Black River High School in Sullivan, Ohio and attended Ivy Tech in Richmond where...
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James R. Snider

March 15, 1968 - April 1, 2017

James Ronald Snider, Jr., 49 of Connersville, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. A Connersville native, James was born March 15, 1968 to James Ronald, Sr. and Jane Marlane Gaddis Snider. For several years, he was employed at The Davey Tree Expert Company and Nelson Tree Service, Inc. both of Indianapolis. James was a member of the Sons of the American Legion...
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Scott E. Smith

September 20, 1970 - March 28, 2017

Scott E. Smith, 46, of Connersville died March 28, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System. A Louisville, Kentucky native, Scott was born September 20, 1970 to Robert T. and Wanda McCorkle Smith. In 1988, he graduated from Iroquois High School, Louisville and was employed as a certified electrician for several years. Scott was a member of Cloverleaf Baptist Church, Louisville and was an avid fan...
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Gevenna M. Gabbard Bottomley

November 6, 1966 - March 23, 2017

Gevenna M. Gabbard Bottomley, 50, of Connersville, died at Reid Health, Richmond, Thursday, March 23, 2017.A native of Connersville, Gevenna was born to Herschel Alvey and Freda Gabbard on November 6, 1966. She was a 1985 of Connersville High School and had been employed at Ford Electronics and Refrigeration for ten years. She had also worked as a retail clerk at Grandview Pharmacy. Gevenna was...
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Jenell James

February 22, 1944 - March 22, 2017

Jenell "Janie" James, 73, of Connersville died March 22, 2017 at her residence. Janie, a Connersville native was born February 22, 1944 to Walter K. and June D. Kendall James and graduated from Connersville High School in 1962. She was employed with Philco Ford and its predecessors until her retirement in 2005. Janie dedicated her life to God and was a lifetime member of Hill Top Tabernacle. She...
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Christine Wells

January 14, 1924 - March 16, 2017

Christine Wells, 93 of Connersville, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at The Springs of Richmond.Christine was born January 14, 1924 in Jackson County, Kentucky to Robert and Dora Cornelius Taylor. She was a graduate of the Annville Institute in Jackson County and had attended Berea College. On August 30, 1947 in Blooming Grove, Christine married Willie J. Wells. Together they owned and operated...
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Joyce M. Bradburn

July 7, 1949 - March 15, 2017

Joyce Bradburn, 67, of Connersville died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her residence after a brief and sudden illness. Joyce was born July 7, 1949 in Polk County, Des Moines, Iowa to Keith and Esther Mickesh and attended Polk County schools including Polk High School where she graduated in 1967. Joyce also graduated from Tulsa Junior College in Tulsa, Oklahoma with an Associate's Degree in...
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Virginia Readle Pearson

August 21, 1920 - March 6, 2017

Virginia Readle Pearson - a beloved mother, grandmother/nana, and friend to many - passed away on March 6 2017. She was born Virginia "Ginny" Rebecca Miller to her parents, Ira and Ann Miller of Connersville, on August 21, 1920. Virginia attended local schools, and, after graduating from Connersville High School in 1939, joined the work force at McQuay-Norris where she worked during WWII. She...
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Francis R. Powell

July 27, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Francis R. Powell, 92 of Connersville, died February 24, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System. Francis was born July 27, 1924 in Aurora, Nebraska to William Henry and Grace I. Daniels Powell. He was a 1941 graduate of Connersville High School and enlisted in the United States Navy on October 14, 1941. Francis served in World War II as a 2nd class Boatsman Mate where he received numerous...
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Rosemary A. Sloan

December 31, 1916 - February 21, 2017

Indianapolis, IN Rosemary Ann "Posey" Sloan, 100, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at St. Vincent's Hospice Center in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient for two days.The daughter of Bernard and Mary O'Donnell Sloan, she was born December 31, 1916, in Bryan, Ohio.As a child, she lived in northern Ohio but moved as a teenager to Syracuse, New York, where she...
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Howard Winstead

July 18, 1945 - February 17, 2017

Howard Winstead, 71, of Connersville, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at his residence.A Jackson County, Kentucky native, Howard was born July 18, 1945 to Albert and Ida Mae Gentry Winstead and was a 1965 graduate of McKee High School. For over twenty years, Howard was employed in the maintenance department at Fayette County School Corporation until his retirement in 2007. His favorite hobby was...
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Patricia Ann McNeely

June 10, 1940 - February 12, 2017

Patricia Ann McNeely, 76, of Connersville, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Fayette Regional Health System.A native of Rushville, she was born June 10, 1940 to Virgil E. and Lois Aileen Johnting Jones. She was a 1959 graduate of Rushville High School and was married May 28, 1960 to Barry McNeely at the First Baptist Church in Rushville. Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church in...
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Willie Johnson

March 11, 1938 - January 19, 2017

Willie "Burgess" Johnson, 78, of Connersville, died Thursday morning, January 19, 2017, at Caroleton Manor in Connersville.Burgess was born in Jackson County, Kentucky, March 11, 1938, to William Everett and Bertha Katherine Pearson Johnson. He had farmed the family farm raising cattle and hogs. He loved life and was a hard worker. Burgess had also been employed at Connersville Casket Company,...
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Victor L. Harvey

July 22, 1963 - January 3, 2017

Victor L. Harvey, 53, of Milton, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at his residence.Victor is the son of Glen and Neva Bennett Harvey, born July 22, 1963 in Wayne County. He was a 1981 graduate of Connersville High School and had been employed as a roofer as a member of United Roofers and Waterproofers Union. Local 119. He primarily was employed as a foreman with Henry C. Smithers Roofing and...
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Virgil Irvin Steele

February 17, 1942 - December 22, 2016

Virgil Irvin Steele, 74, of Connersville died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Hickory Creek of Connersville. A McKee, Kentucky native, Virgil was born February 17, 1942 to Luther and Pearl Hughes Steele and attended Sparks School in Jackson County, Kentucky. On February 12, 1966, Virgil married the former, Georgia Case at her mother's home. Virgil owned and operated Steele Brothers Roofing and he...
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Herbie Browning

January 30, 1965 - December 19, 2016

Herbie Browning, 51, of Connersville, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at Reid Health, Richmond after a courageous battle with cancer. Herbie, the son of Herbert and Lillie M. Norman Browning, was born in Fayette County on January 30, 1965. He attended Connersville area schools and was 1983 graduate of Connersville High School. Herbie worked at Central Indiana Transport in Richmond as an over the...
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Clifford R. Carter

January 27, 1939 - December 19, 2016

Clifford Ray "Sonny" Carter, 77, of Connersville, died Monday, December 19, 2016, at his residence. Clifford was born in Connersville, January 27, 1939, to Ray Kenneth and Marguerite Rebecca Powell Carter. He attended Connersville area schools and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1962. Clifford served as a Specialist 4th Class with the 11th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division based at Fort Carson,...
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Avenell Riebsomer

September 20, 1939 - December 10, 2016

Avenell Riebsomer, of Connersville, passed away encircled by loving family on December 10, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Avenell was born September 20, 1939 in Waneta, Kentucky to Elmer and Dahlia Marcum Sparks. She moved to Connersville in 1956 and worked at the Mari-Nella Resturant until she married Donald Riebsomer on March 29, 1958 at East Side United Methodist Church. Avenell...
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Jason A. Rose

March 31, 1972 - December 9, 2016

Jason Andrew Rose, 44, passed away at home, Friday, December 9, 2016, after bravely battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since June. Born March 31, 1972 in Richmond, to James A. and Rickie L. Harris Rose, Jason lived on the family homestead with his wife and high school sweetheart, the former Bettina Hanson, and his three children, Jaeger A., Huntyr M., and Jayden V. Rose. In addition, Jason has...
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James J. Firsich

August 22, 1923 - December 5, 2016

James J. Firsich, 93, of Connersville, died Monday, December 5, 2016, at Premier Healthcare in Connersville. A Connersville native, James was born August 22, 1923, to Albert H. and Ida M. Dudley Firsich. In 1942, he graduated from Connersville High School and along with all of the males in his graduating class, he was drafted in to the U.S. Army the following year. James served three tours in...
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Lucille M. Walters

October 29, 1934 - December 3, 2016

Lucille M. Walters, 82, of Connersville, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Hickory Creek at Connersville.Lucille was a native of Gary, born October 29, 1934 to Arnold and Anna Marek Clark. On September 6. 1951, she was married to James L. Walters who died October 29, 2000. She was a member of the Park Road Christian Center and enjoyed her time spent with her children and grandchildren. For over...
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Ron .. Hockersmith

July 10, 1946 - November 22, 2016

Ron Hockersmith. 70. of Connersville, died Tuesday evening, November 22, 2016, at his residence.Ron was born in Connersville, Wednesday, July 10, 1946, to William and Geraldine Brumback Hockersmith, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1964 graduate of Connersville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War. Most recently, Ron was employed as the transportation director at...
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Norman Dale Rollins

July 19, 1928 - November 21, 2016

Norman D. Rollins, 88, left this world for a better place on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at his home. Norman was born July 19, 1928 in Connersville to John D. and Margaret Peters Rollins. He lived in Fayette County all of his life. He attended local grade schools through the eighth grade. He quit school at the age of fifteen to work on a farm near Nulltown. Norman then worked at Daum's Dairy Mart...
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Connie J. Rambo

October 3, 1952 - November 12, 2016

Connie J. Rambo, 64, of Connersville, died Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Reid Health in Richmond.Connie was a Connersville native, born October 3, 1952, to Walter Ray and Wanda Jean Martin Rambo and attended Connersville schools. She was an avid Elvis fan and collected many items including, shells and rocks. Connie enjoyed fishing and spending time on the beach. In her leisure time, she could...
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Jerry L. Hathaway

September 14, 1934 - November 3, 2016

Dr. Jerry Lee "Doc" Hathaway, 82, died on November 3, 2016, at home in Connersville, Indiana, surrounded by family, following a long battle with cancer.Jerry was born September 14, 1934, in Danville, Illinois, in his parents' back bedroom with Dr. Eugene Moore presiding. His parents, Marguerite Genevieve Hanna Hathaway and Rowland Francis Hathaway preceded him in death. Jerry lived in Danville...
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Rick D. Higgs

February 19, 1954 - October 19, 2016

Connersville, IN Rick D. Higgs, 62 of Connersville, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Reid Health, Richmond. The son of Richard G. Higgs, Sr. and Janice Grimme Kirn, Rick was born in Connersville, February 19, 1954 and was a 1972 graduate of Connersville High School. After graduation, Rick enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky....
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Catherine P. Neal

February 28, 1917 - October 18, 2016

Catherine P. Neal, 99, of Connersville, died Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016, at Caroleton Manor Nursing Home.Catherine was born in Livingston, Kentucky, on February 28, 1917, to Samuel E. and Rebecca Woodson Pennington. On December 27, 1947, she was married in Ludlow, Kentucky to Winters Neal. Catherine is survived by her children and their spouses: Gregg Neal and Lesa; Vickie Neal, all of...
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Michael Edmund Jordan

August 28, 1975 - October 8, 2016

Michael E. Jordan, 41, of the Connersville area, died early Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, in Liberty.A Fayette County native, Michael was born August 28, 1975 to Jerry Pflug and Cynthia P. Jordan. He was a 1994 graduate of Connersville High School and was a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Mike had volunteered for several years with the Fayette County Emergency Management Team and was...
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Beverly Jean Heuer

October 6, 1954 - October 6, 2016

Beverly Jean Heuer, 62, of Connersville, died on her birthday, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at her residence.Beverly was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, October 6, 1954, to Arthur R. and Velma Margaret Frank Auen. In 1972, she graduated from Albert City Truesdale High School, Albert City, Iowa. Beverly furthered her education at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, graduating in 1976 and completed her...
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Matthew Lee Lewis

October 10, 1987 - October 2, 2016

Matthew Lee Lewis, 28, of Logansport, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his residence.Matthew was born in Fayette County, October 10, 1987, to Jerry Lewis and Sabrina B. Stewart Lewis. He attended Manual High School in Indianapolis and later earned his general education diploma. Matthew was a kind, generous and loving person. He was an accomplished tattoo artist, enjoyed fishing and loved animals...
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Virginia L. Baldwin

February 25, 1921 - October 2, 2016

Virginia L. "June" Baldwin, 95, of the Alpine community in Fayette County, died early Sunday morning, October 2, 2016, at her residence.June was born February 25, 1921, in Rush County to Christopher and Nellie Hamilton Rowe. She attended Connersville area schools and was a member of the Laurel Pentecostal Holiness Church. On August 15, 1941, June was married to Dewey Foster Baldwin at Grand...
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Eunice Ann Hisle

March 22, 1949 - September 8, 2016

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Paul Edwin Morris

November 11, 1919 - September 3, 2016

Paul Edwin Morris, 96 of Connersville died Saturday evening, September 3, 2016 at Premier Healthcare of Connersville.Paul was born November 11, 1919 near Connersville, one of six children to Kenneth and Ruby Oldham Morris. He graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1939. On September 4, 1942 Paul was married to Lois Jean "Jeanie" Morris, who survives. They would have celebrated their 74th...
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Darrell Lee McIntyre

June 9, 1959 - August 28, 2016

Darrell Lee McIntyre, 57, of Connersville died Sunday morning, August 28, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Darrell, the son of John C. and Lucy Gaddis McIntyre, was born in Connersville, June 9, 1959. In 1979, he graduated from Connersville High School. Darrell was employed at Visteon for eighteen years and previously had been employed at Neal's Landscaping. Darrell attended First...
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Steven J.J. Fowler

February 12, 1992 - August 26, 2016

Steven J.J. "Bub" Fowler, 24, of Connersville, died as a result of a heart attack Friday, August 26, 2016, at Reid Hospital in Richmond .Steven was born February 12, 1992 in Connersville to Steven and Angela Cornett Fowler. He attended Connersville area schools and attended high school in Jackson County, Kentucky where he played football. Steven liked working out, fishing, hunting and shooting...
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Terry Gene Hobbs

May 10, 1948 - August 24, 2016

Terry G. Hobbs, 68, of Connersville, died Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016, at his residence.Terry was a native of Richmond, born May 10, 1948 to Walter and June Pierce Hobbs and attended New Salem High School in Rush County. In 2003, he retired from Visteon as a fork lift drive after 31 years of service. He also worked at Krogers for several years following retirement. Terry enjoyed collecting...
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Deborah J. Casey

September 15, 1961 - July 31, 2016

Debbie Casey, 54, of Connersville, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, in the emergency room at Fayette Regional Health System.Debbie was a Connersville native, born September 15, 1961, to Kenneth E. and Carol Kay Jones Throop. In 1980, she graduated from Connersville High School. She was the former owner of the Styles Inn and enjoyed practicing as a beautician and nail technician. Debbie loved her dogs,...
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Phyllis J. Jenkins

January 27, 1945 - July 26, 2016

Phyllis J. Jenkins, 71, of Connersville, died Tuesday evening, July 26, 2016, at Heritage House of Connersville.Phyllis was born in Richmond, Kentucky on January 27, 1945 to Lucian and Donna Mae Willis Collins. She attended Connersville area schools and the Full Gospel Holiness Church. Phyllis had been employed at Sperry Rubber near Brookville, Ford Electronics and most recently as a house...
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Pamela Jane Sullivan

January 18, 1951 - July 25, 2016

Pamela Jane Sullivan, 65, of Connersville died Monday morning, July 25, 2016 at Reid Health, Richmond. A Connersville native, Pamela was born January 18, 1951, the only child of Robert J. "Bob" and Pansy L. Gaddis Sheffy. She attended Connersville area schools and had previously been employed at the Connersville News-Examiner. Pamela's beloved past time was playing bingo at the American Legion...
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Alvin Cornett

June 28, 1947 - July 18, 2016

Alvin "Al" Cornett, 69 of Andersonville, went to be with the Lord, Monday July 18, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after battling several illnesses. Alvin was a Fayette County native, born to Theo and Dorothy Morgan Cornett on June 28, 1947. He was a 1966 graduate of Rushville High School. Alvin was employed as an over the road truck driver. He later returned to further his...
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Joe N. Tompkins

September 1, 1945 - July 18, 2016

Joe N. Tompkins, Sr., 70 of Connersville died Monday morning, July 18, 2016 in the emergency room at Fayette Regional Health System. A Connersville Native, Joe was born September 1, 1945, the son of Delbert and Mary Johnson Tompkins and attended Connersville area schools. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1963 and honorably served his country for seven years. On March 3, 1973, Joe...
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Nevin Ray Selke

July 28, 1942 - July 15, 2016

Nevin R. Selke, 73, of Connersville, died Friday afternoon, July 15, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after becoming ill at home.A Connersville native, Nevin was born July 28, 1942 to Narvel W. and Geraldine E. Lawrence Selke. He was a 1960 graduate of Connersville High School and continued his education at Jones College and Troy State both in Jacksonville, Florida. He had also...
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Edgar LeRoy Lengle

March 5, 1933 - July 9, 2016

Edgar LeRoy "Cork" Lengle, 83, of Connersville died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Millers Merry Manor in Rushville. A native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Cork was born March 5, 1933 to LeRoy L. and Dorothy C. Moore Lengle and was a 1949 graduate of Lebanon High School. Cork married the former, Nancy D. Gaddis in Connersville, on October 4, 1952. Cork nobly served in the United States Army, during the...
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James Richard McCreary

December 10, 1954 - July 8, 2016

James Richard "Rick" McCreary, 61, of Shelbyville and longtime Connersville resident, died Friday evening, July 8, 2016 at his residence.Rick was born December 10, 1954 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the son of James Charles and Doris Jean Howard McCreary. Rick was a 1973 graduate of Connersville High School and was the manager of the 1972 winning basketball team. Rick was enlisted in the United...
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Anna C. Holliday

September 24, 1931 - July 5, 2016

Anna Cornett Holliday, 84, of Connersville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Tuesday night, July 5, 2016.A native of Knott County, Kentucky, Anna was born at their family home, September 24, 1931 to Oscar and Orica Smith Cornett, the third of five children. Anna graduated from Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Kentucky and briefly attended Berea College in Berea,...
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Karon S. Miller

September 1, 1946 - July 1, 2016

Karon Sue Miller, 69, of Glenwood died Friday, July 1, 2016, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.Karon was born in Xenia, Ohio, on September 1, 1946, to David and Katherine Graham Kennedy. Karon graduated from Rushville High School in 1964. On August 28, 1965, Karon married the love of her life, William Miller, in Rushville. She had worked as a beautician in earlier years and also worked as a...
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Hiram Wayne Collins

June 12, 1936 - June 25, 2016

Hiram Wayne Collins, Jr., 80 of Scenic, Arizona and formerly of Connersville, died Saturday morning, June 25, 2016 at his residence. A Connersville native, Wayne was born June 12, 1936, the son of Hiram Sr. and Ida Rose Collins. Wayne attended Connersville area schools and was a 1954 graduate of Connersville High School. For thirty six years, Wayne was employed at Dresser Roots as a parts and...
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David Colter

May 2, 1964 - June 7, 2016

David A. Colter, 52, of Middletown, Ohio, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio, with his family by his side.David was a Connersville native, born May 2, 1964 to Chester D. and Marilyn Chance Colter and attended Connersville area schools. He graduated from technical school in Indianapolis as an air conditioner technician. He had...
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Ruth I. McKee

March 2, 1925 - May 22, 2016

Ruth I. McKee, 91, of Connersville died Sunday night, May 22, 2016 at Heritage House of Connersville. Born March 2, 1925 in Connersville, she was the oldest of ten children of the late John and Rachel Dunn Carlin. Ruth attended Connersville area schools and married John Thomas McKee on June 18, 1943. Ruth was employed at Stant Manufacturing until her retirement in 1987. She had previously worked...
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Clara J. Noble

March 5, 1935 - May 12, 2016

Clara J. Noble, 81, of Connersville, died Thursday evening, May 12, 2016, Caroleton Manor Nursing Home.Clara was born in Bicknell in Knox County, March 5, 1935, to Floyd Henry and Alice May Vale Evans. She attended elementary school in Glenwood and was a 1953 graduate of Orange High School. On May 9, 1953, she was married to John O. Noble, who died February 18, 2005. Clara attended Anderson...
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Kristy M. Boulware

February 11, 1960 - May 10, 2016

Kristy M. Boulware, 56 of the Columbia community, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at her residence. Kristy was born in Connersville, February 11, 1960 to Robert J. and Janis L. Bunzendahl Krepp. She attended Connersville area schools and had been employed at Visteon. Kristy enjoyed her dogs and time spent with her family and friends. She also liked to fish, hunt mushrooms and work in her vegetable...
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Linda D. Willhelm

October 18, 1948 - May 2, 2016

Linda D. Willhelm, 67, of Connersville, died Monday morning, May 2, 2016, at her residence.Linda was the daughter of Frank L. and R. Vivian Holland May, born in Rushville on October 18, 1948. She attended Fayette County schools and was a 1966 graduate of Harrisburg High School. Linda was a 'stay at home Mom' while raising her family and later was employed at First Financial and its predecessor,...
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Beulah C. Gilland

February 26, 1921 - April 24, 2016

Beulah Christine Gilland, 95, went to her heavenly home Sunday, April 24, 2016, Fayette Reginal Health System Hospital with family by her side.Beulah was born to John Wesley and Elizabeth N. Powell Blaase near Tuscola, Illinois on February 26, 1921. The family moved to Connersville on March 31, 1928. Beulah attended Connersville area schools and was a 1939 graduate of Connersville High School. On...
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Wilma I. Davis

August 20, 1921 - April 12, 2016

Wilma I. Davis, 94, died Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016, at Heritage House of Richmond. She was born in Marion, August 20, 1921, to Virgil and Geneva Nash Poe. Wilma spent most her life in Connersville. Early on, she worked in her parent's furniture and grocery store. This began a life of hard work and independence. During WW II, she worked at Steel Kitchens making airplane parts. She was a...
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William S. Harris

November 29, 1947 - April 5, 2016

William S. Harris, 68, of Connersville died Tuesday night, April 5, 2016 at his residence, which was his family's original Indiana Homestead. A Connersville native, William was born November 29, 1947 to Lewis Jr. and Beatrice Stamper Harris and attended Columbia and Connersville area schools. For over twenty years, William was employed at H.H. Robertson and most recently, he owned and operated...
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Donna J. Powell

April 29, 1935 - March 31, 2016

Donna Wing Powell, 80, Connersville, went to be with her Lord and life eternal, Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Heritage House of Connersville.Donna was born in Connersville April 29, 1935, to Elsworth Monroe and Leona Showalter Wing. In 1953, she graduated from Connersville High School and on August 8th of that year, she was married in Rushville to Ray Kenneth "Kenny" Powell. Donna was employed for...
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Gary D. Bales

October 30, 1957 - March 20, 2016

Gary D. Bales, 58, of Connersville, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at his residence.A Connersville native, Gary was born October 30, 1957 to Billy A. and Sally Shires Bales. He attended Connersville area schools and was a 1976 graduate of Connersville High School. In 2000, he graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Gary had a passion for cooking, especially French...
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Arnold E. Isbell

October 21, 1939 - March 20, 2016

Arnold Edwin Isbell, Sr., 76, of Connersville, died Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016 at Lincoln Centers East. Arnold was born October 21, 1939 in McCreary County, Kentucky, the son of Edwin Arlo and Elsie Barnette Isbell. Arnold was married in Pontiac, Michigan to the former, Mary Irene Brewer, who died in 2005. Arnold was a self- employed carpenter who could build anything and enjoyed rebuilding...
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Rheba McFarland

July 18, 1926 - March 19, 2016

Rheba Gabbard McFarland, 89, of Connersville, died Saturday evening, March 19, 2016, at Caroleton Manor Nursing Home, Connersville.A Foxtown, Kentucky native, Rheba was the last surviving child of twelve children born July 18, 1926 to Frank and Catherine Maupin Gabbard. On January 22, 1940, she was married in Jackson County, Kentucky to Marshall McFarland who died August 26, 1987. Rheba was a...
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James Edward Wafford

May 20, 1951 - March 13, 2016

James Edward Wafford, 64, of Connersville died in the Emergency Room at Fayette Regional Health System on Sunday, March 13, 2016. James, the son of Earl Clayton and Leota Grivie Wafford, was born in Portland, Indiana on May 20, 1951 and graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1971. James was married to the former, Carolyn Baker, in Millington, Tennessee on May 31, 1972. He enlisted in the United...
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Lisa Ann Bunch

November 29, 1958 - February 8, 2016

Lisa A. Bunch, 57, of Connersville, died Monday morning, February 8, 2016, at her residence.Lisa was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 29, 1958, to Dormon and Shirley Cook Hendry and attended Connersville area schools. She had been employed at Indalex and had also worked as a clerk at Northside Package Liquors. On September 27, 1998, she was married in Connersville to Keith E. Bunch. Lisa most...
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