2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

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Our Obituaries

Charlotte Lynn Brumbarger

January 24, 1970 - January 19, 2015

Charlotte Lynn Brumbarger, 44, Kokomo, formerly of Frankfort, passed away at 10:20 PM Monday, January 19, 2015, at her residence. She was born January 24, 1970 in Frankfort to David Brumbarger and Marjorie (Payne) Eldridge. She had attended Frankfort High School. Charlotte enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her father and stepmother,...
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James H. Ridge

March 27, 1933 - January 18, 2015

James H. Ridge, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 10:37 PM, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Community Howard Regional Health. He was born March 27, 1933 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Harry and Josephine (Hayes) Ridge. On December 17, 1956 he married Barbara L. (Johnson); who survives. He graduated from Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. James retired from Chrysler July 31, 2001, after twenty...
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Rebecca Sue Seward

April 27, 1946 - January 18, 2015

Rebecca Sue Seward, 68, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:27 am on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her residence. She was born on April 27, 1946 in Kokomo to the late Robert Lee Groler and Verna Mae (Stidham) Brockman. Rebecca married Evert Lee Seward Jr. on September 18, 1964 in Kokomo, and he survives. Rebecca graduated from Kokomo High School in 1964. She retired from General Motors in 1997 after 30...
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Barbara A. Brooker

November 27, 1931 - January 16, 2015

Barbara A. Brooker, 83, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:15am on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Waterford Place Health Campus. She was born on November 27, 1931 in Kokomo to the late Ernest and Ester Holliday. She married her husband of 65 years, Glen E. Brooker in 1950, and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2008. Barbara was a beautician as well as owner and operator of Barb's Beauty Shop. In...
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Joel Lee Overton

July 25, 1958 - January 12, 2015

Joel Lee Overton, 55, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:45 PM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 25, 1958 in Kokomo, to Mildred (Smith) Overton and Joel J. Overton. He graduated from Northwestern High School and was a self-employed laborer. Joey loved flying and was working on his pilot's license. He was also a certified scuba diver, and loved drawing. Survivors include his...
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Jimmy L. Jackson

January 20, 1953 - January 12, 2015

Jimmy L. Jackson Sr., 61, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:42 AM, Monday, January 12, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital 86th Street, Indianapolis. He was born January 20, 1953 in Ewing, Virginia to Frank E. and Frances (Rayls) Jackson. On December 13, 1983, in Galveston, he married Pamela "Darlene" (Wade) Jackson, and she survives. He was a journeyman at Chrysler for over 20 years, and had also worked for...
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Mary Jo King

February 4, 1933 - January 10, 2015

Mary Jo King, 81, of Kokomo, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:05 P.M. She was born February 4, 1933 in Sycamore, IN to the late Edward Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Summers) Hicks. She married Joseph N. King Jr. on November 27, 1952 in Brookville, IN. He preceded her death on December 13, 1996. Mary Jo retired from Delco Electronics in 1987 after 26 years as an inspector. She enjoyed...
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Beverly K. Sheline

August 9, 1947 - January 10, 2015

Beverly K. Sheline, 67, of Kokomo, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:05A.M. She was born August 9, 1947 in Kokomo to the late Gaylord Nelson and Mary Ellen (Weir) Sheline. In her youth, she enjoyed tap dancing and baton twirling in Kokomo Kadettes and Kokomo High School Marching Band. After graduating from Kokomo High School in 1965, she obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in...
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James Henry Rumbaugh

January 16, 1947 - January 9, 2015

James Henry Rumbaugh, 67, Kokomo, passed away at 12:05 AM Friday, January 9, 2015 at Aperion Care. He was born January 16, 1947 in Tipton, Indiana, to the late Cletus V and Rozella (Maxfield) Rumbaugh. On April 27, 1984 in Tipton, Indiana, he married Nancy L. (Dietrich); who survives. James graduated from Tipton High School in 1965. He had worked in the construction business for many years. He...
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Gerald Eugene Coomer

December 22, 1938 - January 8, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" Eugene Coomer, 76, Kokomo, was carried away to Heaven by Angels on January 8, 2015 at 9:29 PM. He was born December 22, 1938 to Owen and Mary (Janes) Coomer. Jerry was an employee at Delco Electronics for 30 years until he retired in 1991. He was a veteran serving the United States Navy from 1956-1959. He was a member of the UAW local 292. He attended Beulah Land Church of...
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Alden L. Sink

January 5, 1937 - January 8, 2015

Alden Sink, 78, Kokomo, has gone to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 08, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 5, 1937 in Kokomo, to the late Fred L. and Jeanette (Hite) Sink. On December 18, 1956, he married Margot L. (Sharp) Sink; who survives. He was a 1955 graduate of Northwestern High School. He was employed at the Chrysler Transmission Plant for thirty eight years and retired in...
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Stanley Allen Dilon

September 5, 1941 - January 7, 2015

Stanley Allen Dillon, 73, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:10 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Kindred Health Care. He was born September 5, 1941 in Logansport, to Charles and Anita (Strasser) Dillon. On January 4, 1962, in Cass County, he married Rita A. (Sailors) Dillon, and she survives. He graduated from Camden High School in 1960. He worked for Logansport State Hospital for fifteen years. He...
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James Robert Pierce

August 11, 1919 - January 7, 2015

James Robert "Bob" Pierce, 95, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:00 PM Wednesday January 7, 2015 at his residence. Born August 11, 1919 in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Cecil Pierce and Emma (Percival) Pierce. He was a 1937 graduate of Kokomo High School. On April 21, 1940 in Kokomo, he married Marcella Christine (Degler), and she survives. He was a salesman for 44 years with The American News...
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Helen Marie Morris

December 24, 1917 - January 7, 2015

Helen Marie Morris, 97, of Kokomo passed away at 12:46 PM Wednesday January 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born December 24, 1917 in Elwood, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Claude J. McGinnis and Edna G. (Steele) McGinnis. On September 30, 1935, she married Wilson A. Brooks. He preceded her in death on November 24, 1988. She then married Clyde Morris November 1990, and he...
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Janice G. Hendrix

March 3, 1959 - January 6, 2015

Janice "Jan" G. Hendrix, 55, Kokomo, passed away at 6:23 AM Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born March 3, 1959 in Greenwood, Indiana, to Morton and Eunice G. (Kelly) Lane. On March 20, 1982, in Greenwood, Indiana, she married Paul Hendrix; who survives. Jan attended Center Grove High School, graduating in 1977. Following high school, she attended Ball State University,...
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Joyce G. Hill

February 25, 1937 - January 5, 2015

Joyce G. Hill, 77, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord, and her friends and family who passed before her at 1:30 PM Monday, January 5, 2015, at her residence. She was born February 25, 1937 in Henderson, Kentucky to Roy R. Luebbert and Carrie E. (Collier) Luebbert. She was married to Alton D. Hill. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2000. She worked as a custodian at Maple Crest School for 17...
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Peggy Jean Collier

March 15, 1932 - December 25, 2014

Peggy Jean Collier, 82, of Kokomo, went to be with her Lord at 9:50 PM, Thursday, December 25, 2014 from Aperion Care, Kokomo. She was born March 15, 1932 in Paris, Tennessee to the union of William Granville Raby and Camy Camille Raby. On October 15, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she married Joe Collier. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1976. She was employed with Delco Electronics,...
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Mahlon A. Durr

December 11, 1929 - December 21, 2014

Mahlon Durr, 85, passed away at 6:20am on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at North Woods Village. He was born on December 11, 1929 in Kokomo to the late Russell and Grace (Rayl) Durr. He married the love of his life, Peggy (Kellar) June 19, 1949. This past summer, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Mahlon graduated from Kokomo High School in 1948. He was employed by Northern Indiana Supply...
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Barbara Ruth Hooker

July 28, 1934 - December 20, 2014

Barbara Ruth Hooker, 80, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:52pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Aperion Healthcare. She was born on July 28, 1934 in Kokomo to the late Walter and Audrey (Fleming) Hoppes. Barbara retired from St. Joseph Hospital after 25 years of service in the cafeteria. She enjoyed playing hand-held electronic games, crossword puzzle books, and loved visiting with her grandkids and...
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Richard W. Frazier

November 15, 1934 - December 20, 2014

Richard W. Frazier, 80, of Kokomo, passed away at Community Howard Specialty Hospital at 1:28 AM, Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born in Muncie, the son of James A. Frazier, and Lois I. (Jefferson) Frazier on November 15, 1934. He married his wife Dianna L. (Hoff) Frazier September 4, 1987 in Frankfort, KY. She survives him. Richard attended Daleville High School and also Muncie Central. He...
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Kent W. Barker

May 13, 1959 - December 20, 2014

Kent W. Barker, 55, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:10am, Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Kindred of Kokomo. He was born May 13, 1959, in Kokomo to Carolyn (Mooney) Barker and Loren S. Barker. He graduated from Kokomo High School. Kent loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He especially loved his family and friends. Survivors include his mother of Kokomo; his father of...
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Clarence David Love

May 23, 1927 - December 19, 2014

Clarence David Love, 87, Greentown, formerly of Kokomo, went to be with his wife in heaven at 4:49 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown. He was born May 23, 1927, in Kokomo to Seth and Cora (Alexander) Love. In 1947, he married Huguette (Clariot) Love in Paris, France. She preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Army during...
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Charlie E. Buckner

January 16, 1976 - December 15, 2014

Charlie E. Buckner, 38, of Kokomo, was taken by our Lord, at 11:46pm on Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 16, 1976 in Kokomo to Jerry Buckner and Teresa (Reynolds) Mills, and they both survive. Charlie was always telling jokes and trying to make everyone laugh. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the races. Charlie...
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Jewel E. Hunt

June 29, 1924 - December 13, 2014

Jewel E. (Allen) Skaggs Hunt, 90, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 11:50 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born June 29, 1924 in Wilburn, Arkansas, to the late Edgar and Ethel (Sills) Allen. She was a homemaker, and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2330, Searcy, Arkansas. She loved going to Jamie's Soda Fountain on Saturday evenings and listening to...
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James M. Stover

January 29, 1966 - December 10, 2014

James M. "Fozzie" Stover, of Kokomo, born January 29, 1966 to Dennis G. and Cindy Louise Stover, passed away December 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM at the age of 48. Jim graduated from Western High School in 1985. He was currently working at Buffalo Wild Wings in Anderson as their morning lead cook. He was one of the original store openers, and had been there the longest. Jim was a member of the ABATE...
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Freda Lucille Long

April 13, 1922 - December 10, 2014

Freda Lucille “Lucy” Long, 92, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:57am on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Waterford Place Health Campus. She was born on April 13, 1922 in Frankfort to the late Charles and Freda (Rust) Morris. She married Willie L. Long in Kokomo on August 31, 1975 and he survives. Lucy graduated from Kokomo High School in 1940. Lucy retired from Delco Electronics after 11...
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Thomas E. Temple

December 3, 1927 - December 9, 2014

Thomas E. Temple, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 9:30 AM Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Reflections at Wellington. He was born December 3, 1927 in Kokomo, to the late Tom and Violet (Amos) Temple. Thomas graduated from New London High School in 1947. He was president of his class and in the drama club. He served in the United States Navy for two years, then the United States Air Force for two years,...
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Betty J. Newton

July 19, 1934 - December 7, 2014

Betty J. Newton, 80, of Kokomo, entered the gates of heaven at 10:40 PM, Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Reflections at Wellington. She was born July 19, 1934, in Lawton, Oklahoma to Woodrow and Opal (McDonald) Mincey. On September 1, 1951 she married Louis John "Scotty" Newton, and he preceded her in death April 22, 2002. Betty joyfully and faithfully served the Lord with her husband who was a...
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Robert J. Hood

June 27, 1955 - December 7, 2014

Robert J. Hood, 59, Kokomo, passed away at 4:28 AM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1955 in Kokomo, to Robert James and Emma G. (Colven) Hood. He married Sandra L. (Brauneller) January 2, 1981 in Kokomo; and she survives. Robert graduated from Western High School in 1973. He owned and operated Hood Excavating for twenty plus years. Surviving is his wife; Sandra L....
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LeRoy J. Weir

December 30, 1925 - December 3, 2014

LeRoy J. Weir, 88, Kokomo, passed away at 4:25 PM, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born December 30, 1925 in Ladoga, Indiana to the late Roy C. and Virgie (Jarvis) Weir. On December 29, 1945, he married Fauntaine (Tartar) Weir and she survives. LeRoy graduated from Kokomo High School, and then served in the United States Army during World War II. Afterwards, he earned...
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Jerry Wilford Collins

August 13, 1940 - December 2, 2014

Jerry Wilford Collins, 74, of Kokomo, formerly of Muncie, passed away at 1:04am on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Wilbur and Josie (Gregory) Collins. He married Marsha (Heathcoat) Collins in Kokomo September 8, 1990 and she survives. After graduating from Muncie Central High School in 1959, Jerry started...
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James Thomas Nelson

July 29, 1942 - November 27, 2014

"Jim" James Thomas Nelson, 72, of Kokomo, passed away at 3:30 PM Thursday, November 27, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born July 29, 1942 in Havre de Grace, MD, he was the son of the late John H. Nelson and Ann Vernette (Newby) Nelson. He was a 1960 graduate of Kokomo High School. He started in the mail room at Delco Electronics, attended Vincennes University; and then worked in tool and...
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Joseph Ervin Ingle

December 15, 1933 - November 25, 2014

Joseph Ervin Ingle, 80, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:03pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born on December 15, 1933 in Farner, Tennessee to the late Clint and Beadie (Womble) Ingle. He married Patricia (Rhodes) Ingle in Kokomo on June 19, 1954 and she survives. Joseph retired from Chrysler as an Electrician in 1999 after 22 years of service. He was also the owner and...
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Neva D. Williams

December 28, 1944 - November 23, 2014

Neva D. Williams, 69, Kokomo, passed away at 1:07 PM Sunday, November 23, 2014, at her home. She was born December 28, 1944 in Kokomo to Roscoe Raymond Day and Lucille (Sapp) Day. On June 8, 1994, in Peru, she married David Williams, who preceded her in death April 25, 2010. Neva graduated from Kokomo High School and was a cook at the school for many years. She was a member of T.O.P.S. in Kokomo,...
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Norma Jean Roberson

June 27, 1933 - November 23, 2014

Norma Jean Roberson, 81, Kokomo, passed away at 12:45 AM Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Northwoods Village. She was born June 27, 1933 in Gravel Switch, Kentucky to the late Frank Howard and Sally Ann Deliatha (Campbell) Cooley. Norma first was married to Isaac Curtis Gatliff in 1951; he passed away in 1989. She then married Benny L. Roberson, May 1, 1976 in Junction City, Kentucky; and he survives...
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Nellie L. McAninch

March 22, 1938 - November 16, 2014

Nellie L. McAninch, 76, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:25 AM, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Golden Living Sycamore Village. She was born on March 22, 1938 in Corydon, Kentucky to the late Lynn and Lucy Powell. She married Leonard D. McAninch on November 22, 1958 in Kokomo, and he preceded her in death on January 12, 2010. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, arts and crafts, and...
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Margaret H. Cowell

June 21, 1931 - November 16, 2014

Margaret H. Cowell, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 8:45 AM Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Golden Living Center. She was born June 21, 1931 in Kokomo, to the late James and Lora (Meyers) Ervin. On June 6, 1951 in Kokomo, she married Wilbur G. Cowell; he preceded her in death on July 13, 2004. Margaret graduated from Kokomo High School in 1949. She was a home-maker and loved to read. She is survived by...
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Steven Edward Presley

November 8, 1962 - November 11, 2014

Steven Edward Presley, 52, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:17 AM Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo. Born November 8, 1962 in Anderson, IN, he is the son of the late Herman C. Presley and Barbara Ellen (Jackson) Presley. On February 15, 1990 in Anderson, IN he married Debra Ann (Burns), and she survives. He was a drywall mudder in new home construction in Elkhart,...
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Harry H. Kuhns

January 26, 1928 - November 6, 2014

Harry H. Kuhns, born January 26, 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 12:56am, Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the age of 86. He was the son of Harry C. and Deloriese (Crane) Kuhns. Harry married his wife Darlene (Thomspon) Kuhns May 12, 1951 in Kokomo, she preceded him in death August 21, 1997 after 46 years of marriage. He worked at Haynes International in Kokomo for 32 years, retiring in 1980...
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Richard Gene Chaplin

July 11, 1933 - November 2, 2014

Richard Gene Chaplin born July 11, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana, passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Lecanto, Florida, at the age of 81. He was the son of William C and Maxie (Bastin) Chaplin, whom precede him in death. Richard married his wife Beverly Ann (Henry) Chaplin June 28, 1952 in Indianapolis; she preceded him in death in 2001 after 49 years of marriage. Richard...
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Brenda Sue David

July 26, 1957 - November 1, 2014

Brenda Sue David, 57, of Kokomo, passed away at 10:22 PM Saturday November 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Brenda was born on July 26, 1957 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Henry Clay and Ethel Jane (Smith) David. She graduated from Haworth High School in 1975. Brenda was employed in the assembly dept. at Chrysler for about 15 years, then worked as a server at the Eagles Lodge and...
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Curt A. Wheeler

May 1, 1966 - October 28, 2014

Curt A. Wheeler, 48, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:55 A.M. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in his home. He was born to the late Frank and Patsy (Patterson) Wheeler in Kokomo and attended Kokomo High School. Curt worked most of his life as a caregiver for a very dear disabled friend. He enjoyed woodworking, working in his vegetable garden and repairing just about everything. Curt was a loving uncle and...
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Billy Joe Campbell

July 11, 1950 - October 28, 2014

Billy Joe Campbell, 64, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 1:47 P.M. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. He will be dearly missed by all of his loved ones. He was born on July 11, 1950 in Centralia, Illinois to the late Joseph and Ellen (Votaw) Campbell. Billy was a graduate of Kokomo High School, worked at Rita's Bar and Grill and owned and operated Campbell's Vending...
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Kimberly Lynn Bergin

January 23, 1978 - October 22, 2014

Kimberly Lynn (Sharp) Bergin, 36, Kokomo, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her mother's residence. She was born January 23, 1978 in Kokomo, Indiana to Jerry Lynn Wade and Cheryl Lynn (Sharp) Rotramel. Kimberly graduated from Kokomo High School in 1997. She had worked at Subaru in Lafayette, and also worked at Target. She loved her children and family....
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Mary Ellen Crousore

June 23, 1940 - October 19, 2014

Mary Ellen Crousore, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 3:45 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014. She was born June 23, 1940 in Kokomo, Indiana, to the late Benjamin and Nellie (Cox) Vaughn. On November 24, 1960, she married Edmond F. Crousore; he preceded her in death on June 8, 2000. Mary graduated from Kokomo High School in 1958. She then went to work at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Radpour, and currently was...
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Doris Mae Tressel

August 6, 1922 - October 14, 2014

Doris Mae Tressel, 92, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at North Woods Village. She was born August 6, 1922 in Cayuga, Indiana to the late Lloyd Dillman and Aileen (Lewis) Cooprider. She married Lawrence Chester Tressel, and he preceded her in death in 1979. Doris graduated from Kokomo High School in 1940. She was a homemaker and a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospital...
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Kevan T. Sleeth

April 2, 1955 - October 13, 2014

Kevan "K.T." T. Sleeth, 59, Kokomo, passed away at 10:47 P.M. on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the I.U. Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born in Kokomo on April 2, 1955, to the late Harry and Roberta (Rumbel) Sleeth. Kevan attended Kokomo High School and then later obtained a welding certificate through Ivy Tech. He enjoyed working on cars and worked at Hamilton Shell for a couple years before...
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Mary Lucille Groves

February 17, 1920 - October 5, 2014

Mary Lucille Groves, 94, Kokomo, passed away surrounded by her loving family at 3:40PM, Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Sterling House of Kokomo. She was born February 17, 1920 in Kempton, to the late Tom Rood and Flossie (Goodnight) Rood. On April 12, 1941 in Covington, Kentucky she married Floyd Groves, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 1995. Mary was a homemaker most of her life. She...
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Loren K. Crispen

November 24, 1914 - October 4, 2014

Loren K. "Sleepy" Crispen, 99, Kokomo, passed away at 5:25 PM Saturday, October 4, 2014 at North Woods Village following complications from a fall. He was born November 24, 1914 to the late Homer Boyd and Maude Marie (Zeigler) Crispen. On October 27, 1939 in Kokomo, Indiana, he married Audra Mae (Ball) Crispen. He was a devoted husband and took pride in caring for the love of his life. Loren...
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William Raymond Roberts

March 20, 1936 - October 4, 2014

William Raymond Roberts, 78, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:32 AM, Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born March 20, 1936 in Kokomo, he is the son of the late Henry S. Roberts and Martha (Rexcoat) Roberts. On January 26, 1957 in Kokomo, he married Grace Yvonne (Acord), and she survives. He was employed with Cuneo Press for 27 years and Kokomo Center Schools for 11 years,...
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Cleta R. West

December 2, 1930 - September 26, 2014

Cleta R. West, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 10:03 AM, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born December 2, 1930 in Rochester to the late Hugh Henry and Bessie Bell (Personett) Cloud. On July 10, 1954 in Rochester, she married Gerald West, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2014. Cleta graduated from Rochester High School in 1949. She worked for the Kokomo...
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Richard D. Cardwell

March 12, 1941 - September 25, 2014

Richard D. Cardwell, born March 12, 1941 in Kokomo, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 73. He is the son of the late Earl Cardwell and Ruth (Thurston) Cardwell. Richard was employed at Delco Electronics in the cafeteria for 32 years from 1970 to 2002. He enjoyed watching his favorite shows on TV, especially westerns, soap operas and game shows. He liked going to rummage sales,...
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Marilyn Mae Bartholomew

March 2, 1932 - September 22, 2014

Marilyn Mae Charles Bartholomew, born March 2, 1932, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital at 4:40 P.M. at the age 82 after losing a long battle due to illness. She is the daughter of the late George J. Charles and Geneva B. Brunk Charles Yost. Marilyn was a 1950 Kokomo high school graduate. She then attended the Indiana Business College. Marilyn started working at Union Bank in downtown Kokomo, she...
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Todd M. Allen

October 17, 1966 - September 17, 2014

Todd M. Allen, 47, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:50 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born October 17, 1966 in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Melvin Allen and Elizabeth (Ogle) Attebery. On February 10, 1991 in Kokomo, he married Mary Alice Meacham. He currently was a janitor; also worked in maintenance at Central Middle School for 25 years. He was an avid Colts...
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Norma Evelyn Attebury

June 30, 1932 - September 16, 2014

Reverend Norma Evelyn Attebury, 82, of Carmel, IN; formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 6:02 PM Tuesday September 16, 2014 at her residence. Born June 30, 1932 in Savannah, TN, she is the daughter of the late Paul Starrett and Willie Christine (Barnett). She was retired from Delco Electronics where she was known as the "Candy Lady"; also was associate pastor of the Jesus Apostolic Faith Church in...
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Tina Marie Williams

December 9, 1955 - September 12, 2014

Tina Marie Williams, 58, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:57 A.M. surrounded by her loving husband and children by her bedside. She was born December 9, 1955 in Kokomo, to the late Floyd "Ed" and Betty J. (Mills) Holt. Tina married her husband, Michael Lee Williams June 12, 1976 at Beamer United Methodist Church and he survives. Tina devoted her life to God,...
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Marianne Jackson Hatfield

March 23, 1962 - September 6, 2014

Marianne Jackson Hatfield, 52, of Kokomo, passed away at 3:45 AM Saturday, September 6, 2014 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born March 23, 1962 in Kokomo to the late Gary and Sharon (Gabriel) Jackson. Marianne was a 1980 graduate of Kokomo High School. She worked for Krogers in Bloomington for 10 years. Marianne appeared in the 1981 issue of Playboy Magazine in the featured...
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Dorletha Faye Paul

January 11, 1940 - September 6, 2014

Dorletha "Dee" Faye Paul, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana on January 11, 1940 to the late Lewis and Margie (Hicks) Garling. Dee graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, California in 1958. Dee was previously married to both Elmer Doan Jr. and Donald Paul. She was employed by General Motors in Kokomo for 31 years,...
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Delores I. Luckey

October 31, 1960 - September 3, 2014

Delores "Dee" I. Luckey, 53, Miami, passed away at 4:58 P.M. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo. She was born on October 31, 1960 in Kokomo to the late Donald Lee and Nancy Marie (Ryker) Luckey Sr. Dee attended Kokomo area schools, and then worked at the Kokomo Tribune, County Line Restaurant in Cassville and Big R before beginning her career at Syndicate...
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Frances E. Small

August 4, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Frances E. Small, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Liston, the daughter of the late Howard and Lola (Neighbors) Plasters. Frances was a 1940 high school graduate of Liston. She then attended the Indiana Business School, graduating in 1945, and cosmetology school in Marion in 1969. Frances also attended the University of Science and Philosophy in Waynesboro,...
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Rita E. Sheasley

July 26, 1944 - August 26, 2014

Rita E. Sheasley, born July 26, 1944, in Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. at the age of 70. She is the daughter of the late Leon and Garnet Peters. Rita married her husband, David W. Sheasley on July 7, 1963. He survives. Rita loved wild birds, her pets, riding motorcycles and watching her favorite TV shows. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that were dear to her. She...
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Nancy J. Franklin

July 24, 1945 - August 26, 2014

Nancy J. Franklin, 69, Kokomo, passed away at 2:45pm on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 24, 1945 in Danville, Ill., to the late Jack Jackson and Betty Jean (Norris) Patterson. She married Charles Franklin in Logansport on August 28, 1999 and he survives. Nancy graduated from Peru High School in 1963. She worked for FSSA for 20 years. She enjoyed shopping, making...
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Darleen A. Goudy

January 5, 1934 - August 25, 2014

Darleen A. Goudy, 80, of Tipton, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 6:25 PM Monday, August 25, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born January 5, 1934 in Kokomo to William B. Bless and Gertrude L. (Besser) Philapy. On June 10, 1954, in Kokomo, she married William Allen Goudy, who preceded her in death May 16, 2002. Darleen loved art. She never met a stranger, loved to give hugs, and was a...
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Steven Ray Williams

March 16, 1954 - August 24, 2014

Steven Ray Williams, 60, Kokomo, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his residence. He was born March 16, 1954, in Noblesville, to the late Vernis Ray and Ella Mae (West) Williams. Steven had worked at Howard Community Hospital as a driver several years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Christie and Victoria Williams, both of Marion; brother and a sister-in-law, Willard Lee and...
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Harold E. Williams

April 6, 1921 - August 15, 2014

Rev. Harold E. Williams, 93, Kokomo, passed away at 4 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born April 6, 1921, in Scircleville, the son of Rev. Opher and Hazel (Halberstadt) Williams. On July 12, 1942, in Indianapolis, he married Mabel C. (Parton) Williams. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2012. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941, Azusa University in...
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Jack G. Willis

November 2, 1938 - August 14, 2014

Jack G. Willis, 75, Kokomo, passed away at 12:00 PM Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born November 2, 1938 in Kokomo, to the late Charles and Stella M. (Nay) Willis. On December 31, 1957 in Kokomo, he married Janet A. (Becker); and she survives. Jack retired in 1994 after twenty-nine years of service from Haynes International, where he was an assistant...
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Jackie Lee Burns

August 18, 1932 - August 13, 2014

Jackie Lee Burns, 81, of Peru, IN, passed away at 9:13 AM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born August 18, 1932 in Fulton County, IN, he is the son of the late Oral Forrest Burns and Thelma (Crugan) Burns. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who received the Purple Heart while serving in the Korean War. He was married to Cora M. (Kelley) Burns,...
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Opal M. Trottier

July 1, 1914 - August 11, 2014

Opal M. Trottier, born July 1, 1914 in Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 4:40 P.M. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown, Indiana at the age of 100. She is the daughter of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Conrad) Lantz. In 1933 she married her husband Wilfred (Bill) Trottier, he preceded her in death. Opal is a 1932 Howard Township High School graduate. She was a...
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William E. Nearon

January 31, 1944 - August 10, 2014

William "Bill" Eugene Nearon, 70, Sharpsville, passed away at 4:16pm Sunday, August 10, 2014. Bill was born on January 31, 1944 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Howard and Mary Jane (Thomspon) Walls. After High School, Bill served in the United States Air Force for approximately four years during the Vietnam War as a Radar Patrolman in 1964-1968. He married Jeannie K (Sargent) Nearon on January 8...
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Linda Sue Halton

August 2, 1953 - August 8, 2014

Linda Sue Halton, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 9:58 P.M. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo. She was born on August 2, 1953 in Kokomo to the late Tom Keegan and Phyllis (Tucker) McGuire and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1972. On July 2, 1988, Linda married Robert Halton and he survives. Linda worked in the kitchen at the Eagles, in the office at...
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Carrie Lucille Hodson

December 18, 1914 - August 6, 2014

Carrie "Lucille" Hodson, 99, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:15 AM Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at Asperion Health Care, Kokomo. Born December 18, 1914 in Reading, OK, she is the daughter of the late Robert Wheeler and Julia Ann (Cooper) Wheeler. She was married to Harold Helton, Cecil Johnson, and Bob Hodson, all which preceded her in death. She was employed at Reliance; then worked for Delco...
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Georgia Ann Smith

December 7, 1953 - August 5, 2014

Georgia "Gi-Gi" Ann (Bowers) Smith, 60, of Kokomo, lost her courageous battle with cancer on August 5, 2014 at 10:59 P.M. She was born in Lebanon, Indiana on December 7, 1953 to the late George and Elizabeth (Massey) Bowers. She graduated from Taylor High School in 1972. Georgia married the love of her life, Quintin Smith, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on June 3, 1972, and he survives. Georgia...
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