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Waldo Wischmeier

May 14, 2015

Waldo L. Wischmeier, age 75, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana. He was a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, where he held numerous church offices. Waldo was a grain and dairy farmer and was a charter member of Grassyfork Volunteer Fire Department, serving as Assistant Chief for 25 years. He served on the...
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William "Bill" Coun Goforth

March 2, 1939 - May 7, 2015

William "Bill" Coun Goforth, age 76, of Norman, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his residence. He was a member of the Kurtz Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Goforth worked his entire life in construction and retired from Goforth Construction. Born on March 2, 1939, in Elwood, Indiana, he was the son of Lawrence A. and Mary F. (Brewer) Goforth, both of whom preceded him in death. ...
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Charles "Bill" Wilson

August 14, 1937 - April 24, 2015

Charles "Bill" Wilson, age 77, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brownstown. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1963 and was a life member of the VFW Post 6636 of Salem. He owned and operated Wilson's Locker and E-Z Tan, both in Brownstown. Born on August 14, 1937,...
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Judy Ann Whittredge Kirts

October 22, 1938 - April 24, 2015

Judy Ann Whittredge Kirts, departed this crazy world to her new home in heaven at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015, wrapped in the arms of her children, Clifford, Lydia, and Mark. She attended Clear Spring School, graduating in 1956. Judy loved music, and especially enjoyed playing the French horn, which she continued to play until it was too heavy for her to hold. She had the privilege of...
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Lester Baker

April 26, 1929 - April 3, 2015

Lester Baker, age 85, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. He was the owner of Baker's Body Shop, Brownstown, and served in the United States Army. Born on April 26, 1929, in Manchester, Kentucky, he was the son of B.P. and Addie Bowling Baker, both of whom preceded him im death. On January 11, 1959, he married Edna McElfresh, and she...
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Richard W. Teipen

June 20, 1939 - February 11, 2015

Richard W. Teipen, age 75, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his residence He served in the Indiana National Guard, was a member of the Jackson County Sheriff Posse since 1997 and was a retired farmer. He enjoyed pulling his team of mules, playing euchre, trail riding with his friends and four wheeling with his companion, Tina. Born on June 20, 1939, in...
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Mildred R. (Steele) Campbell

July 13, 1937 - February 7, 2015

Mildred R. (Steele) Campbell, age 77, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. She was a member of the Seymour Community Church. Mildred worked at Domestic Laundry, worked in the laundry department at Knights Inn, was employed at Seymour Shirt Factory and was also a babysitter. Born on July 13, 1937, in Seymour, she was...
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Carol Sue Caudill

June 4, 1939 - February 6, 2015

Carol Sue Caudill, age 75, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown. She was a member of the Freetown Church of Christ. She graduated from Christianburg in 1956. Her employment included working at Cummins Engine Co., Canfield's, McDonalds and she retired from Hardigg Industries of Columbus. Born on June 4,...
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Cyril Berry

April 10, 1928 - February 4, 2015

Cyril Berry, age 86, of Norman, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence. He was a member of the Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Freetown. Cyril retired from General Motors Corporation after 30 years of employment and was an active member and volunteer of the Norman Conservation Club and Brownstown Senior Citizens Center. Born on April 10, 1928, in...
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D. Mark Sterling

April 30, 1956 - January 26, 2015

D. Mark Sterling, age 58, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015. He was a member of the Brownstown Christian Church. Mark graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 1974 and from Vincennes University in 1976. He loved all music, including bluegrass, and enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing and volunteering at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown. Born on...
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Debora L. Sturgill

November 18, 1956 - January 23, 2015

Debora Sturgill, age 58, of Medora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 at her residence. She was employed at Valeo Sylvania for 13 years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed reading, watching the walking dead shows and shopping. Born on November 18, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Perkinson Scavitto, both of whom...
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Holden Taylor Brown

May 9, 1992 - January 13, 2015

Holden Taylor Brown, age 22, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. He was employed at Toyota Industrial Equipment in Columbus. Holden enjoyed playing his guitar and was a video game enthusiast. He loved every moment he spent with his baby daughter Kailee and her mother. Born on May 9, 1992, in Columbus, Indiana, he was the son of...
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Opal L. Nash

November 8, 1924 - January 9, 2015

Opal L. (Sitterding) Nash, age 90, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away at 9:35 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Seymour Crossing. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Seymour and the Senior Center and was a homemaker. Born on November 8, 1924, in Little York, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary Lockhart Trueblood, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Alvin Sitterding...
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Siegrid M. Reynolds

July 19, 1937 - January 7, 2015

Siegrid Margarete Reynolds, age 77, of Bedford, and formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 3:09 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Indiana University Health Hospital in Bedford. Born on July 19, 1937, in Bad Kissingen, Germany, she was the daughter of Richard and Klara Klein Klose, both of whom are deceased. On June 6, 1957, she married Robert Reynolds, and he preceded her in death. She served...
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Edith S. Young

January 29, 1925 - December 11, 2014

Edith S. Young, age 89, of Medora, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her residence. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. Edith was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family. Born on January 29, 1925 in Jonesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of William Lee and Rosa Ann (Saylor) Yeary, both of whom preceded...
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Barry E. Sommers

July 3, 1935 - December 5, 2014

Barry E. Sommers, age 79, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana. Born on July 3, 1935, in Brownstown, Indiana, he was the son of Louis F. and Maudie Bedel Sommers, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Lois M. Hackman on June 2, 1957. Mr. Sommers graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 1953 and...
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Teresa C. Kintner

August 23, 1960 - November 27, 2014

Teresa C. Kintner, age 54, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 7:33 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at her residence. Born on August 23, 1960, in Jackson County, Indiana, she was the daughter of A.G. Miller, who preceded her in death in 2012, and Helen Edwards Anderson, who survives in Brownstown. She is also survived by her daughter, Christin Bell of Seymour; granddaughter, Gwendolyn...
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Geneva "Genny" Katherine Baker

February 24, 1926 - November 17, 2014

Geneva "Genny" Katherine Baker, age 88, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Carole Sue Martinez-Fonts, in Tampa, Florida. She was a member of the Brownstown Baptist Church and was a housewife. She raised two daughters and was very proud of their accomplishments and was also very proud of her three grandchildren and her great-granddaugther. Genny grew up in...
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Larry M. Silence

January 11, 1942 - November 4, 2014

Larry M. Silence, age 72, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his residence. He was a 1961 graduate of Brownstown High School and served in the Army National Guard of Indiana and as a Reserve of the Army. He retired from Kieffer Paper Mill in Brownstown after 40 years of employment. After his retirement, he worked as a custodian at Brownstown...
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Novada Renee Blaker

February 12, 1967 - October 29, 2014

Novada Reneé Blaker, age 47, of Brownstown, passed away at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Reneé was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church. She was employed as office manager for the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in Brownstown. Born Feb. 12, 1967, in Tacoma, Washington, she was the daughter of Lee McCory and Kay...
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Mildred G. Engel

May 18, 1920 - October 23, 2014

Mildred G. Engel, age 94, of Brownstown, Indiana, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brownstown, and was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. Mildred graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis, in 1938...
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Bernice Heller Kenny

October 9, 1910 - October 16, 2014

Bernice Heller Kenny, age 104, of Zionsville, Indiana, and formerly of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Hearth at Tudor Gardens, Zionsville, Indiana. She was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years. She graduated from Brownstown High School in 1928 and from Franklin College...
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Joyce G. Spencer

April 27, 1946 - October 7, 2014

Joyce G. Spencer, age 68, of Freetown, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown, Indiana. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brownstown, and also a member of the Spurs and Wheels Saddle Club and Hoosier Back Country Horseman. She was employed as a supervisor at Dura Automotive in Brownstown for 32 years. Born on April 27, 1946, in...
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Barbara E. Henderson

August 19, 1927 - October 6, 2014

Barbara E. Henderson, age 87, of Medora, Indiana, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Indiana. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville, and also a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker and a member of the House to House Club. Born on August 19, 1927, in Jackson County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Earl and Ruby...
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Marcus Monroe Timberlake

January 1, 1931 - September 24, 2014

Marcus Monroe Timberlake, age 83, of Brown County, Indiana, passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his residence. He attended Becks Grove Christian Church and Clearspring High School. He was a United States Veteran. He was also a truck driver for 45 years and a clown with numerous circuses for many years. Born on January 1, 1931, in Royal Center, Indiana, he was the son...
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Emy Lou Wischmeier

December 21, 1931 - August 25, 2014

Emy Lou Wischmeier, age 82, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Lutheran Community Home, Seymour, Indiana. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, and a former member of Immanuel Ladies Aid #3. She was a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She made clothes and numerous afghans for her children and grandchildren....
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Harrison Hayes

May 24, 1924 - August 21, 2014

Harrison Hayes, age 90, of Norman, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his residence. He was a former school bus driver for Brownstown Central School Corporation, retired from Arvins and was also a farmer. He loved spending time with his family and friends and listening to Bluegrass music. In his younger days, he enjoyed making sorghum. Born on May 24, 1924, he was the son...
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Mary Jane McClellan Turpin

December 7, 1935 - August 18, 2014

Mary Jane McClellan Turpin, age 78, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Born on December 7, 1935, in Seymour, Indiana, she was the daughter of John and Martha Boofer McClellan, both of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Allen (Regina) Shelton of Vallonia, Indiana, and Chester Shelton of...
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Bryson Xander Parker

January 20, 2009 - August 17, 2014

Bryson Xander Parker, age 5, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 7:26 a.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. Born on January 20, 2009 in Marion County, Indiana, he was the son of Eric Parker of Brownstown, Indiana, and Ivy Sessions of Columbus, Indiana. Survivors include two brothers, Domonic Parker and Christian Sessions; two sisters, Alexis...
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Erma Wischmeier

July 4, 1922 - July 8, 2014

Erma Wischmeier, age 92, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, where she taught Sunday School for numerous years, and was also a member of St. Paul Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker and worked along side her late husband on their grain and dairy farm. She was also a former...
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Willie Jake Taylor

October 2, 1940 - June 27, 2014

Willie Jake Taylor, age 73, of Brownstown, Indiana, died at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at I.U. Health, Bloomington, Indiana. He was a member of the Freetown Pentecostal Church, Freetown, Indiana. Jake Taylor served in the United States Army from February 5, 1964 to February 4, 1970. He retired from Cummins Engine Co. on September 1, 2002 after 40 years of employment. He was a member...
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Jean Ray

July 6, 1931 - June 27, 2014

Jean Ray, age 82, of North Vernon, Indiana, formerly of Brownstown, Indiana, died at 2:36 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Jennings Healthcare, North Vernon, Indiana. She was a member of the Living Word Baptist Church, Seymour, Indiana, and was a homemaker. Born on July 6, 1931, in Jackson County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Howard and Sada Collinsworth Scott, both of whom preceded her in...
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Wanda Louise Wischmeier

May 29, 1953 - June 18, 2014

Wanda Louise (Miesner) Wischmeier, age 61, entered eternal life, surrounded by her family on June 18, 2014, after a 26 year battle with cancer. She was a wonderful example of dignity, hope and unwavering faith as she struggled with this disease for so many years. Wanda was born on May 29, 1953, in Cole Camp, Missouri, to Glenn and Elaine (Borchers) Miesner who survive. After graduating from...
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Myrtle Esther Hotchkiss

January 5, 1923 - June 3, 2014

Myrtle Esther Hotchkiss, age 91, of Brownstown, Indiana, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at St. Vincent's Heart Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was an active member of the Brownstown Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for several decades. She retired from the United States Postal Service after 37 years. She was a member and past matron of Eastern Star #264 of Brownstown. Born...
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Henry Kasper Terkhorn, Jr.

July 10, 1930 - May 30, 2014

Henry Kasper Terkhorn Jr., 83, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at his residence in Seymour. Born on July 10, 1930, in Brownstown, he was son of the late Henry Kasper Sr. and Louise (Wolka) Terkhorn. On May 23, 1952, Henry was united in marriage to Imogene Grant. Henry served his country from 1950-54 in the United States Navy. In 1957, he graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science...
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Marlyn Lee Otte, Jr.

September 12, 1955 - May 18, 2014

Marlyn Lee Otte Jr., age 58, Jacksonville, Florida, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence. Born September 12, 1955, in Seymour, he was the son of Marlyn Lee Otte Sr. and Bonnie F. Hawn Otte. His father preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 1998. His mother survives in Seymour. Marlyn graduated from Brownstown Central High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and...
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Nancy Mae Keily

October 27, 1945 - May 11, 2014

Nancy Mae Keily, age 68, Norman, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence. Nancy was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Salem. She was a homemaker and a member of Ladies of Faith at her church. Her hobbies included gardening and painting. Born October 27, 1945, in Park Falls, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of John Baptist Carl and Helena Louise Ida Fredrick Schloer, both of...
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Arthur W. Pollert

June 4, 1923 - May 9, 2014

Arthur W. Pollert, age 90, of Seymour, passed away at 12:58 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford. Arthur was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. He was employed with Thompson Dairy for 21 years and for Associated Milk Producers Inc., retiring in 1988. He also helped on the family farm. He was a member of Dudleytown Conservation Club, Star Promenaders Square...
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Hariett E. Oates

February 2, 1930 - May 6, 2014

Harriet E. Oates, age 84, formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Chicagoland Christian Village, Crown Point. Harriet was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She was a 1948 graduate of Norton High School and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Akron, Ohio. Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of Jasper and Ethel Hinton Himebaugh, both...
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Stephen L. Springer

November 4, 1965 - April 22, 2014

Stephen L. Springer, age 48, of Freetown, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Greenwood, Indiana, a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brownstown. He retired from the U.S. Army after twenty-three years of service. He was currently employed with Tri-Star Engineering, Bedford, contracted to Bedford Crane Navel Base. He was a...
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Jay D. Fosbrink

November 11, 1974 - April 19, 2014

Jay D. Fosbrink, age 39, of Medora, passed away, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Jay was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, White Creek. He was a self-employed taxidermist and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a passionate outdoors person. Born on November 11, 1974, in Seymour, he was the son of Jerry Fosbrink and Jaynie Moss Fosbrink McKain. He...
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C. Louis Sommers

April 13, 2014

C. Louis Sommers, age 87, of Brownstown, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Louis was a member of Brownstown Christian Church, where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1945 through 1946. He graduated from Brownstown High School in 1944 and continued his education at Indiana...
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Thomas Herzner, Sr.

July 19, 1944 - April 2, 2014

Thomas Lee Herzner Sr., age 69, of Brownstown, passed away at 3 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.Thomas retired from the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army Reserves and from Cummins Inc. Born July 19, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of William and Elsie May Maley Herzner, both of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include five sons, William R. Herzner of Nome...
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Max D. Spencer

January 31, 1935 - March 23, 2014

Max D. Spencer, age 79, of Freetown, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center, Salem. Max was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Brownstown. He retired from the U.S. Navy on November 12, 1973, after 20 years of service as chief petty officer and from the town of Brownstown and Hendricks Box Company in Brownstown. He was a member of...
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Alice G. Greathouse

September 16, 1945 - March 20, 2014

Alice G. Greathouse, age 68, of Freetown, passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Kindred South, Greenwood. She was a member of the Seymour Harvest Church. Born on September 16, 1945, she was the daughter of James Charley and Leah Eggers Bales, both of whom preceded in death. Survivors include three sons, Jeff Greathouse, Charley Greathouse and Tommy Greathouse, all of Freetown. ...
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Virginia H. Summa

September 5, 1912 - March 11, 2014

Virginia H. Summa, age 101, Brownstown, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Virginia was a member of the Brownstown Christian Church. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. She was a clerk and stenographer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge 264, Brownstown. Born...
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Velda Jean Fleenor

March 29, 1929 - March 5, 2014

Velda Jean Fleenor, age 84, Medora, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at IU South in Bloomington. Velda was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She formerly was employed at Arvin Industries and Weyerhauser for 21 years. She retired from Central Pharmaceuticals in 1994. She also owned and operated Vel and Ty's in Seymour. Born March 29, 1929, in Jackson County, she was the...
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Lula Davidson Richart

March 7, 1923 - February 28, 2014

Lula Davidson Richart, 90, of Brownstown, passed away at her residence. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour and was a member of a monthly card party. She was born March 7, 1923, in Oneida, Ky., the daughter of Luther and Sarah Bowling Davidson. She married Joseph Richart II. He preceded her in death on August 16, 2013. She is survived by three sons, Patrick (Karen)...
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James William Butt

September 25, 1943 - February 27, 2014

James William Butt, age 70, Brownstown, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. James was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brownstown and held several church offices. He graduated from Purdue University and became a pharmacist in 1967. He returned to Brownstown to work in the family business with his dad, Red Butt; sister, Sally Banks...
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Timothy Wayne Fish

September 30, 1957 - February 22, 2014

Timothy Wayne Fish, age 56, Rushville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his residence. Timothy was a member of Kurtz Nazarene Church. He was a long-haul truck driver for PAM and a graduate of Yorktown High School. Born September 30, 1957, in Elwood, he was the son of Ernest E. and Mary Evelyn Norman Fish, both of whom preceded him in death. Survivors include two brothers, Phillip ...
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Donald "Butch" Abner

May 19, 1934 - February 3, 2014

Donald ""Butch"" Abner, age 79, Bedford, passed away at 4:09 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at IU Health, Bedford. Born May 19, 1934, in Winchester, Ky., he was the son of Robert and Maude White Abner, both of whom preceded him in death. On Sept. 9, 1956, in Georgia, he married Mary E. Sermons, who preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2013.Donald was of the Lutheran faith. He served in the U.S. Air...
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Emma Jean Terkhorn

July 7, 1931 - January 26, 2014

Emma Jean Terkhorn, age 82, Seymour, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Emma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Seymour. She formerly was employed at the former Brook's Restaurant, Brownstown, and co-owned Dudleytown Store with her husband from 1955 to 1963. She also was employed by Harley Bag Co. and Cummins Inc., and most recently...
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Patsy L. Thompson

September 14, 1931 - January 23, 2014

Patsy L. Thompson, age 82, Columbus, passed away at 4:09 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Patsy was of the Christian faith. Born on September 14, 1931, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Glenn and Ethel Boley Thompson. Survivors include a brother, Robert "Bob" Thompson, New Brunswick, N.J.; three nephews, Robert Thompson Jr., John Bruce Thompson and David...
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Elizabeth Ozbun

March 1, 1930 - January 22, 2014

Elizabeth "Liz" Stidam Ozbun, age 83, Brownstown, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Elizabeth was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She retired from Medora Plastic Factory in 1986. She graduated from Medora High School in 1949 and participated in the Golden Wheels Travel Club. Born March 1, 1930, in Blackwater, Virginia, she was...
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Nora Josephine Roush

October 17, 1916 - January 19, 2014

Nora Josephine Roush, age 97, Norman, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Indiana University Health, Bedford. Nora was a member of Fairview Community Church. During World War II, she worked for General Electric. She later worked in the food industry. She enjoyed reading, doing crafts, gardening, canning, quilting and organizing family reunions. Born October 17, 1916, at Norman,...
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Willard Edward Tiemeyer

December 28, 1948 - January 2, 2014

Willard Edward Tiemeyer, age 65, Freetown, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospice in Carmel. Mr. Tiemeyer was a Methodist. He retired from Cummins Inc. after more than 30 years of employment. He was a 1968 graduate of Brownstown Central High School. He was born December 28, 1948, in Seymour to Bernard and Ruth Reynolds Tiemeyer. His parents preceded him in...
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Rosemary Prusak

January 1, 2014

Rosemary Prusak, age 85, of Brownstown, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at her residence. The funeral service will be conducted by Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. Local arrangements were handled by Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown.
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Roy William Monroe, Sr.

March 5, 1945 - January 1, 2014

Roy William Monroe Sr., age 68, of Seymour, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center in Hazard, Ky. Born March 5, 1945, in Crawfordsville, he was the son of James Alfred and Violet Marie Gullett Monroe, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Darlene Bea Miller on October 29, 1968, in Columbus; and she survives. Jackson County survivors include a son,...
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Ralph Young

January 19, 1927 - December 30, 2013

Ralph Young, age 86, Medora, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence. He was a member of Liberty Christian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a military police officer at Camp Atterbury and in Hawaii. He retired from Golden Foundry after more than 37 years of employment. He was a member of Medora Masonic Lodge 328 and Norman Conservation Club. He loved to...
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John R. Persinger

June 21, 1931 - December 20, 2013

John R. Persinger, age 82, of Brownstown, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at The Waters, Scottsburg. John was of the Methodist faith. He was employed with Cummins Engine Co., a heavy equipment mechanic on the Glen Canyon Dam project and also employed with Machinery Movers of Columbus. He was a member of Washington Lodge 13, F&AM, Brownstown. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and...
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Geneva DeBell

May 26, 1936 - December 20, 2013

Geneva June DeBell, age 77, Bloomington, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013, at Hospice House, Bloomington. Geneva was of the Christian faith. She was a secretary for Public Service Indiana for more than 20 years and also was a homemaker. She loved to garden and quilt and was a member of a quilting club. Born May 26, 1936, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Leslie and Louise...
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Willard Wischmeier

February 22, 1932 - October 30, 2013

Willard Wischmeier, age 81, Seymour, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his residence. Willard was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. He formerly owned Wischmeier Grave Services and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Sauers Men's Club and Sauers C Dartball team and an active member of Indiana Farm Bureau since 1952. He loved being with his family...
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Eunicia Ruth Tiemeyer

October 5, 1932 - October 19, 2013

Eunicia Ruth Tiemeyer, age 81, Brownstown, died at 12:02 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her residence. She was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church and a former business owner, cook and bartender. Born Oct. 5, 1932, in Brownstown, she was a daughter of Brant and Della Mae Gaither Reynolds. She married Bernard Tiemeyer on October 1, 1947, in Brownstown. He preceded her in death. ...
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Richard L. "Rick" Campbell

June 26, 1944 - October 11, 2013

Richard L. "Rick" Campbell, age 69, Brownstown, passed away at 1:46 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Indiana. Richard was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from Lexmark in Seymour in 2007. He owned a marathon service station for 12 years. Richard enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, playing golf and spending time with his family. He was a member of the...
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Steven K. Robison

September 21, 1954 - October 7, 2013

Steven K. Robison, age 59, Seymour, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was born to Robert L. Robison and Marjorie Jean (Stotz) Robison on Sept. 21, 1954. Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Jon C. and Peggy Robison; his nieces, Jennifer Robison and Lisa Robison; and nephews, Mark Robison and Stuart...
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Courtney J. Dotson, Jr.

October 23, 1928 - September 19, 2013

Courtney Dotson Jr., age 84, Medora, passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. Courtney retired as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Born on October 23, 1928, in Anderson, he was the son of Courtney J. and Dorothy Owen Dotson, both of whom preceded him in death. On September 6, 1953, in Indianapolis, he married Gladys Irene Dewar, who...
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Autumn Christine Stump

July 31, 1975 - September 14, 2013

Autumn Christine Stump, age 38, of Norman, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Jackson County survivors include her father, John Gaffney of Seymour; mother, Roseanna Boone George of Norman; children, Austin Stump and Kyrsten Stump, both of Norman; companion, Larry Dale Sluder; and two sisters, Heidi (Jim) Teegarden, Colorado; and Amber Mikels...
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Neva Marie Imogene Lockman

December 13, 1921 - August 28, 2013

Neva Marie Imogene Lockman, age 91, Medora, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Neva was a member of Medora Christian Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening, quilting and crocheting. Born December 13, 1921, in Charlestown, she was the daughter of Quinn and Annie Heifner Pitts, both of whom preceded her in death. On...
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John M. Jennings

September 28, 1948 - August 23, 2013

John M. Jennings, age 64, of Medora, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Our Hospice, Columbus. John served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Army with the rank of sergeant after 11 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 112, Brownstown, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Seymour. Born Sept. 28, 1948, in Glasgow, Ky., he was the son of Rondall and...
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Joseph L Richart

May 4, 1922 - August 16, 2013

Joseph L. Richart II, age 91, of Brownstown, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013, at his residence to be with the Lord. Joseph was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour. He loved attending church and talking with the Lord and was a head sales person in the region for farm equipment. He was a 1939 graduate of Seymour High School and was a member of the Elks Club and...
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Blanche Arthur

January 10, 1920 - August 12, 2013

Blanche Arthur, age 93, of Brownstown, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. Blanche was a registered nurse and retired from Hoosier Christian Village in 1983. She was a 1937 graduate of Houston High School and attended Butler University and graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Jackson County, she was the...
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Ronald Lee Kidd

July 28, 1952 - July 24, 2013

Ronald Lee Kidd, age 60, Crothersville, passed away at 9:59 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Franciscan St. Francis Health, Greenwood.Ronald was a member of Tampico Baptist Church. He retired from Jackson County REMC in 2003 as a right-of-way coordinator after 38 years. He also owned and operated a family Christmas tree farm for several years, which he really enjoyed. He was a 1970 graduate of...
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Oma Louise Napier

January 24, 1930 - July 2, 2013

Oma Louise Napier, age 83, of Seymour, passed away at 8:09 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Lutheran Community Home, Seymour, Oma was a housewife. Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Winchester, Ky., she was the daughter of Robert and Maude White Abner, both of whom preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, John Ginter of Mitchell, Bobby Ginter of Springville and Michael Ginter of Hanover; two...
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Leora May Rice

June 28, 2013

Leora May Rice, age 87, of Seymour, formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour. Leora was a member of Brownstown Presbyterian Church. She was a secretary at Nierman Law Office and at Cummins Inc. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Brownstown Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Brownstown Study Club, Embroiderers Guild, and...
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Mary Helen Bowling

March 14, 1942 - June 9, 2013

Mary Helen Bowling, age 71, Medora, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her residence. Mary was a member of Midway Apostolic Church and was retired from Gerwin Shoe Factory and Spartan's in Brownstown. She lived her life serving her church and the Lord. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Born March 14, 1942, in Harlan, Ky., she was the daughter of Pearl and Sophia...
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Linda Sue Greger

January 8, 1947 - May 27, 2013

Linda Sue Greger, age 66, French Lick, and formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at her residence. Linda was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She retired from Lucas Ackerman Supply Co. in Brownstown in 2011 after more than 25 years of service as office manager. She was a 1964 graduate of Brownstown Central High School. She was a member of Tri Kappa and...
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Norman Eugene Stidam

September 5, 1943 - May 21, 2013

Norman Eugene Stidam, age 69, Brownstown, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his residence. Norman was a member of Mount Eden Christian Church, Scottsburg. He retired on July 1, 1996, from Cummins Inc. in Seymour after 34 years as an engine tester. He was also a farmer. He was a 1961 graduate of Tampico High School and was a member of Washington Lodge 13, Brownstown, and Rolling...
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Kathleen Mae Roberts

May 11, 1934 - May 3, 2013

Kathleen Mae Roberts, age 78, Brownstown, passed away at 1:53 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Kathleen was a member of Brownstown Christian Church. She retired from Standard Grocery Store in Franklin and Sylvania in Seymour. She was a 1953 graduate of Clearspring High School. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1925 in Seymour and...
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Randall E. "Randy" Miser

April 26, 1938 - May 2, 2013

Randall E. "Randy" Miser, age 75, Bloomington, formerly of Medora, passed away at noon Thursday, May 2, 2013, at IU Health, Bloomington. Randy was a retired bailiff with Jackson Circuit Court, past Jackson County commissioner, assessor and Jackson County chairman of the Democrat Party. He owned and operated Randy's Market for more than 20 years in Medora. He was a 50-year member of Medora...
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Joseph Edmond "Joe" Robertson

February 16, 1918 - May 2, 2013

Joseph Edmond "Joe" Robertson, age 95, Brownstown, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence. Born February 16, 1918, in Brownstown, he was the third and youngest child and son of Roscoe and Edith Shields Robertson. Joe was a fifth-generation Jackson County native, whose family entered the county around 1800. He is descended from one of the earliest recorded marriages (1819) in Jackson...
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Thomas Lee "Tommy" Brazzell

January 23, 1986 - April 28, 2013

Tommy Lee Brazzell, age 27, of Vallonia, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Columbus. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Cheryl Ann Austin Winks and Rob Winks of Vallonia; two brothers, Dean (Lacy) Brazzell of Hope and Robbie Winks of Vallonia; and two sisters, Jessi Brazzell of Columbus and Mayme Winks of Vallonia. He was preceded in death by his father, Hargus Dean Brazzell. Funeral...
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Dickie Joe Robison

April 26, 1940 - April 19, 2013

Dickie Joe Robison, age 72, Brownstown, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at Norton Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Dickie attended Brownstown Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division. He retired from Duke Energy after 32 years and also worked at Swifty Farms for 14 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 89 of Seymour and the American Quarter Horse...
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Olivia Marie Carter

February 1, 2013 - March 24, 2013

Olivia Marie Carter, 7 weeks, Vallonia, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Feb. 1, 2013, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Ryan and Krystyna Lentowski Carter. Survivors also include one sister, Kora Carter, Vallonia; maternal grandmother, Marsha Lentowski, Brownstown; and paternal grandparents, John and Ellen Carter, Brownstown...
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Delbert L. Roush

January 23, 1915 - March 17, 2013

Delbert L. Roush, age 98, Norman, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at IU Health Bedford. Delbert was a member of Fairview Community Church. He was a World War II flight mechanic on P38s and P39s with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed as a garage mechanic with the U.S. Postal Service from 1956 to 1975. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed dogs,...
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Genive Buttorff

July 22, 1923 - March 9, 2013

Genive Opal Buttorff, age 89, Brownstown, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. Genive attended Kurtz Church of the Nazarene. She worked at Morgan's Canning Factory in Brownstown and was a homemaker. Born July 22, 1923, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Mike and Goldie Elkins Buttorff, both of whom preceded her in death. ...
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Geneva May Perry

March 17, 1923 - March 2, 2013

Geneva May Perry, age 89, Brownstown, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence. Geneva was a member of Brownstown Presbyterian Church. She retired from Pantasote in 1988 after 26 years of service. Born March 17, 1923, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Alva and Mary Jane Marshall Arnold, both of whom preceded her in death. On Aug. 23, 1940, in Brownstown,...
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Lizzie Bee Berry

June 28, 1930 - February 15, 2013

Lizzie Bee Berry, age 82, Norman, passed away at 4:17 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2013, at Bedford Hospital I.U. Health, Bedford. Lizzie was a member of Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church and was a housewife. She was a member of Brownstown Senior Citizens Center and Norman Conservation Club. The family would like to thank all of their friends and relatives, especially the doctors and staff at...
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Lawrence L. "Jack" Montgomery

September 27, 1945 - January 26, 2013

Lawrence L. "Jack" Montgomery, age 67, Brownstown, entered into eternity Saturday, January 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born September 27, 1945, in Crothersville, he was the son of William and Margaret Jewell Chandler Montgomery, both of whom preceded him in death. Jack was the youngest of seven siblings. Jack graduated from Crothersville High School in 1963. He then...
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Omer G. Rieckers

February 25, 1922 - January 20, 2013

Omer G. Rieckers, age 90, Brownstown, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. Omer was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. He served his country as a technical sergeant from 1944 to 1946 in World War II. He was a construction worker, salesman and farmer. He enjoyed pulling horses, as well as announcing for horse pulls, for...
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James Timberlake

November 26, 1943 - January 8, 2013

James "Jim Silverlake" Timberlake, 69, Medora, passed away at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown. James was of the Methodist faith. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. He retired after working as an elephant handler and trainer and a circus performer. He was a graduate of Clearspring High School. He was owner of Lewis Brothers Circus, Barnes and...
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Richard R. "Phil" Robertson

August 20, 1934 - January 7, 2013

Richard R. "Phil" Robertson, age 78, Brownstown, passed away at 8:52 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. Richard was a member of Brownstown Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve with the rank of colonel. He retired as president of Robertson Corp. He held numerous offices at Brownstown Presbyterian Church....
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Robert J. Kudner

December 25, 1925 - December 16, 2012

Robert J. Kudner, age 86, Brownstown, passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour. Robert was a member of the U.S. Navy. He retired from R. L. Polk Co., where he served as vice president. Born on December 25, 1925, in New York, he was the son of Frank A. and Jeanette Kerr Kudner, both of whom preceded him in death. On October 31, 1953, he married...
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