• Indiana Death Notices

    Retha Ford

    View Retha Ford Retha Louise Ford, 77, of Westville, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Retha was born on August 6, 1941 in Mc Minnville, TN, to William and MaryLucille(Womack) Perry.  On June 9, 1956 in La Porte, IN, she married Royce Gene Ford who survives.  Also surviving are her beloved children, Jerry (Christina) Ford of Union Mills and Carolyn (Kevin) Martin of Westville; 5 grandchildren, Joshua, Brandon, Tiffany Martin, Eric and Adam Ford; 7 great-grandchildren; as …

  • Linton,  Spencer,  Worthington

    Robert “Bob” Lundy

    View Robert “Bob” Lundy Linton Robert G. “Bob” Lundy, age 90, of Switz City, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday afternoon, September 8, 2018.  He was born in Switz City on February 25, 1928, the son of Charles William & Macel (Wright) Lundy.   Bob was a 1945 graduate of Switz City Central High School and U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.  He retired from the Indiana State Highway Department after 44 years of service.   He was a member of the Switz City Baptis…

  • Logansport

    MILLER, Harry Apr 18, 1952 – Sep 4, 2018

    Harry L. Miller, 66, of Delphi passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at his residence after battling cancer earlier this year. Harry was born April 18, 1952 in Logansport to the late Kenneth Clark Miller and Wilma (Swigart) Miller. He married Fonda E. Maxwell on April 29, 1994 in Delphi and she survives. He was a graduate of Lewis Cass, Purdue University and a Brother of the Delta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho. Harry was the Miami Dade County Florida executive director for USDA/FSA for six years. Prior to USDA/FSA he was the vice president and compliance officer for Bright National Bank and First Financial and was a farmer. Harry…

  • Zionsville

    BYRUM, Noamie May 4, 1938 – Sep 4, 2018

    Noamie Ruth Byrum, 80, of Zionsville, formerly of Tyler, TX passed away Sept. 4, 2018. She was born May 4, 1938 to Patricia and JC Moore in Tyler, TX. Her mother's second husband, Terah Stiles, became the man she knew as her father at a young age, and she embraced the name Noamie Ruth Stiles. Noamie married in 1956 and had 3 children. She raised her children until they were all in school and then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in the late 1960's, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in English. She then began a long career teaching English and World Literature at Tyler Junior College . She…

  • Zionsville

    BYRUM, Noamie May 4, 1938 – Sep 4, 1938

    Noamie Ruth Byrum, 80, of Zionsville, formerly of Tyler, TX passed away Sept. 4, 2018. She was born May 4, 1938 to Patricia and JC Moore in Tyler, TX. Her mother's second husband, Terah Stiles, became the man she knew as her father at a young age, and she embraced the name Noamie Ruth Stiles. Noamie married in 1956 and had 3 children. She raised her children until they were all in school and then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in the late 1960's, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in English. She then began a long career teaching English and World Literature at Tyler Junior College . She…

  • New Albany

    Jordan, Jesse

    Jesse Jordan, 34, Jeffersonville, IN, will have visitation from 11AM-1PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 with a service at 1PM at Legacy Funeral Center. Burial following at Fairview Cemetery.

  • Bedford,  Loogootee,  Shoals

    Betty Ilene McKinney

    Betty Ilene (Browning) McKinney, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born November 12, 1924 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Logan and Florence (Flynn) Browning. She married Norman S. McKinney on July 25, 1947; he passed away May 26, 2003. Betty was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1942. She had worked as a telephone operator and as a receptionist at the Vocational School. She was a member of Southland Church of Christ and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at IU Health Bedford. Surviving are four daughters, Deborah McKinney of Bedford, Norma (Dennis) Cummings of…

  • Munster

    Edward Sochacki

    Edward Sochacki, 88, of Schererville, IN formerly of South Holland, IL and Chicago’s “East Side” passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Ed was the beloved husband of Rosemarie for 68 years until her recent and sudden passing on July 2, 2018. He is survived by his sons, Edward J. (late Darlene) Sochacki and Don (Marian) Sochacki. Grandchildren, Vince (Julie), Randy (Kelly), Derek (Monica), Steve (Lisa) Sochacki and Ricki Ruzich-Sochacki; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many especially those from Lansing Country Club who shared his love of golf. He was preceded in death by his son, Rick in 1988. Visitation…

  • Akron,  Mentone

    Sheila Kay Honeycutt

    Sheila Kay Dixon Honeycutt, 54, of rural Rochester, Indiana passed unexpectedly at 10:02 pm, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at her residence. She was born on Oct. 12, 1963 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Russell and Ellen Arlene (Murray) Dixon. She married on Feb. 7, 1981 in Wabash, Ind. to Darrell Honeycutt, he survives. She had worked for Rochester Metal, Dalton Foundry of Warsaw, and Gen Corp. of Wabash. She attended the House of Prayer of Akron. She adored spending time with her family especially her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed singing and listening to bluegrass music. She relished the summer and was fond of picture taking. She loved to spend time…

  • New Haven

    Thomas "Tom" Gerig

    Thomas G. Gerig, 79, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Golden Years Homestead Assisted Living. He was the son of the late Ralph and Garnet (Hutker) Gerig. Tom was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne and a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn, where he served as an elder. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1959-1965 earning the rank of sergeant. Tom was a lifetime member of the American Legion. After working at International Harvester for 25 years, he was self-employed hauling cattle, farming, and raising livestock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, a good euchre game, and time spent with his family and…

  • Columbus

    Mr. C. Dean Smith

    Curtis Dean Smith, 86, of Columbus, died at 6:30 p.m. September 8, 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. He was born in Zanesville, Indiana, on April 27, 1932, to the late Curtis and Esther Smith, and was preceded in death by his sister, Joan. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne. Also surviving are his brother, Dale Smith of Wabash, Indiana; his daughter, Brooke Fissinger (Jim) of Indianapolis; his sons, Greg Smith of Hermosa Beach, California and Doug Smith (Robyn) of Rockwall, Texas. His grandchildren include Connor, Ashley, Riley, Patrick, Ellie, Emerson, and Brooke. Dean’s family moved to Fort Wayne where he graduated from South Side High School…

  • Corydon

    Darrell R. Barrow

    Darrell R. Barrow Darrell Ray Barrow, 76, of Corydon, died Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Baptist Health Louisville.  He was born February 24, 1942, in Harrison County, Indiana, to the late Elmer K. and Viola Duggins Barrow.  He was a self employed business man, was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in New Albany, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.   He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Ardis Conrad, Bonnie Barrow, and Bar…

  • Elkhart

    Peter Garcia

    Peter Garcia ELKHART — Peter Garcia, 65, of Elkhart, passed Sept. 5, 2018. Arrangements for Peter are pending at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. ELKHART — Peter Garcia, 65, of Elkhart, passed Sept. 5, 2018. Arrangements for Peter are pending at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. View

  • Greencastle

    Sharon Kay Spurr

    Sharon Kay Spurr (9/6/18) Sharon Kay Spurr, 78, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. She was born July 16, 1940 in Fountain County to Keith and Bonnie Jean (Lewis) Spurr. She was a nurse at the VA in Indianapolis for 40 years. Sharon is survived by her brother, David K. Spurr and wife Sally H. Spurr, and niece Polly Haysman…

  • Indiana Death Notices

    Roger Beecher

    View Roger Beecher Roger L. Beecher, 63, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Roger was born in Pensacola, FL, on September 20, 1954 to David P.and Barbara (Komb) Beecher.   On December 22, 1986 in Atlanta, GA, he married Donna Clark who survives.  Also surviving are his beloved children, Shane and Corey Beecher, both of La Porte; brother, Brian Beecher of MS; sister, Melanie Beecher of IN; and his dog, Reggie. H…

  • Pierceton,  Warsaw

    Lois June Garber

    Lois June Garber, age 92, of Warsaw, IN passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 12:05 PM in Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born on June 18, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert and Elsie (Everett) Porter. On October 6, 1945 she was united in marriage to Harold A. “Bud” Garber in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She has been a resident of Warsaw since 1945. During her life she worked as a seamstress, homemaker, and even made bombs for WWII in Kingsbury, IN. She was a member of First Brethren Church, Warsaw as well as the Kosciusko County Home Extension Club. In addition, she was an avid gardener, enjoyed…

  • Warsaw

    Norma Engelberth

    View Norma Engelberth Norma Jean (Leedy) Engelberth, formerly of Pierceton, Indiana and most recently of Grace Village Retirement Community of Winona Lake, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Kingston Care Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 86. She was born on September 13, 1931 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to Amsa Leedy and Mary Maria (McDonald) Leedy.  On January 25, 1953 she was married to Ernest “Ernie” A. Engelberth.  The shared 65 ye…