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    Troy Smith

    Losantville, IN Troy Smith, 50, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Waters of New Castle after a long illness. The son of Jack and Becky (Meyers) Smith, Troy was born on August 20, 1968 in Apple Valley, California. Troy married Janet McDonald on February 13, 2014. Troy most recently worked as a truck driver but had many talents including welding and metal fabrication. He attended Losantville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Janet Smith, twin sons, Eli Smith and Stone Smith and a son, Dallas Haneline. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Becky Smith. A Memorial Service will be held at…

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    Richard Beerbower

    EATON, IN Richard Beerbower, 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 after fighting many good fights that this life brought him including cancer, Alzheimer’s and finally pneumonia and influenza. Richard, known also as Dick, Dad, Pops, Grandpa and Mr. B by those who loved and knew him well, is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joyce Ann (Johns) Beerbower; his children: Lora Wright (Terry), Judy Gutermuth (Steve), Angela Rector, and Marci Jester (Greg), five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and four step-great grandchildren. The son of Ora and Florence (Mallery) Beerbower, Richard was born on December 26, 1933…

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    David Powell

    Muncie, IN David C. Powell, age 52, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital. David was born February 28, 1967. He graduated from Delta High School in 1985 and Ball State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Information System Management. David had the gift of being able to fix computers and understand technology. He worked at Ball State University for nearly 30 years, which included setting up and maintaining servers and desktop computers, tracking down network security and internet issues, and solving major technology issues with companies like Microsoft. David also co-founded Irving Computing, a computer retail store located in the…

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    Christine “Chris” Schwer

    Eaton, IN Christine “Chris” Schwer, 68, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her home. She was born on November 15, 1950 to Robert and Jean (Nieter) Loffer. Chris was a 1969 Delta High School graduate. After being a homemaker for many years, she returned to work in the cafeteria at Delta Middle School where she was commonly known as “Chris ketchup and mustard lady.” She then moved on to be an instructional assistant at Delta High School in the resource room before returning to school in 1985 to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Ball State University. She retired from Delaware Community Schools after working…

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    Tiffany Lou (Morgan) Quate

    Dunkirk, IN Tiffany Lou (Morgan) Quate, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 1, 2019 at her home in Portland. She was born on March 15, 1989 in Jay County to James and Frances Jean (Whited) Morgan. She graduated from Jay County High School in 2007. Tiffany loved her dogs and loved to fish, read and be around her family. She is survived by her parents: James “Jim” Morgan, of Dunkirk and Frances Jean Greenwood of Tennessee, her sister Twila Morgan, and her grandfather, Jim Morgan as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Pitman-Richman…

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    Diane (Stewart) Brown

    Eaton, IN Diane C. (Stewart) Brown, 79, left us on February 28, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital after a long cancer battle. She was born on January 26, 1940 in Muncie, Indiana to Buck and Claudia (Parr) Stewart. Diane was a 1959 graduate of Eaton High School and later attended Ball State University. On July 10, 1959 she married Max Brown in Eaton, her wedding officiated by her brother-in-law, Rev. Teal Younce. Diane worked for RCA in Marion and later worked for Weight Watchers in Muncie. She enjoyed the Master Gardners, training her yorkies to be therapy dogs, and carving with the Mt. Summitt carving group. After retirement,…

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    Reva Marie Davis

    Royerton, IN Reva Marie Davis, 55, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at her home after an extended illness. Reva was a 1982 graduate of Blackford High School and married Clinton Davis. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the spring. Visit WatersFuneralHomes.com to sign the guestbook or leave a condolence.

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    Frederick McKinley

    Eaton, IN Frederick “Fred” McKinley, 80, passed away on January 26, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born February 16, 1938 in Delaware County to Russell and Viola (Minnick) McKinley. Fred was a 1956 graduate of Eaton High School and he went on to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force during Korea and Vietnam. Fred worked for General Motors in Muncie for over 32 years retiring in 1998. For many years, he own and operated McKinley Lawn Care and served as a youth leader at Eaton Church of God. Recently Fred attended the First Baptist Church in Eaton. Fred enjoyed sports and loved to coach Little League.…

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    Doris J. Pryor

    Muncie, IN Doris Jean Pryor, 84, passed on December 29th surrounded by loving family. Doris was born November 25, 1934 to Josh & Mary (Hughes) Pryor. She had five siblings; Burlyn Allen, Glenn Allen, Eva Angel, Junior Allen and Nathaniel Allen. Doris married Claude Gordon Pryor April 3, 1953 and they lived most of their lives in Eaton, Indiana and had four children together. Their children are Gene Pryor, Sharon Glaser, (Bill) Jenny Rouse (Randy) and Jackson Pryor (Lisa). Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Claude Gordon Pryor, brothers Burlyn, Glenn, Junior and a sister Eva and her children Jenny Rouse and Jackson Pryor. Doris…

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    Jackson Pryor

    GASTON, IN Jackson Eric Pryor, 53, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, December 12, 2018 in Union Township, Delaware County. He was born on October 19, 1965 to Gordon and Doris Jean (Allen) Pryor. He was a 1984 graduate of Delta High School and he married Lisa K. Barlow on June 7, 1986 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Muncie. Jackson worked for WestRock in Eaton for twenty-eight years, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a former third degree Knight of Columbus and was an E.M.T. for Eaton EMTs for 12 years. In addition to his wife of 32 years, Lisa Pryor, he leaves behind a son, Kenneth, a…

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    Martha L. Harley

    Muncie, IN Martha L. Harley, 93, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Born September 21, 1925 to Bert and Stella (Carnahan) Foust in “the old brick” house at the corner of 600 N & 900 W in Madison County, Indiana. She attended school in Perkinsville, Indiana, and moved to Eaton after Christmas of 1935. Martha graduated from Eaton High School in 1943 and married Fred Harley on October 19, 1946. She was a long-time member of the Eaton United Methodist Church, a 75 year member of Eastern Star, where she was Worthy Matron twice and she was an avid Pacer, Colts and Purdue fan. Her surviving family include her…

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    Pauline Hess

    Eaton, IN Pauline Hess, 101, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Millers Merry Manor in Hartford City. The daughter of Lloyd and Clara (Merkey) Gourley, Pauline was born on January 10, 1917 in Wells County, Indiana. She graduated from Eaton High School and married John Hess on February 5, 1937. Together they would raise their three children in Eaton. Pauline was a long-time member of the Eaton United Methodist Church, was an Eaton War Mother, lifetime member of Eastern Star #522, the Warner Gear Sympathy Club Auxiliary and worked for 17 years at the Eaton Post Office. Surviving family include two daughters; Sherry Murray and Merry Bee Adams;…

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    Clifford J. “Bud” Yoder

    Eaton, IN Clifford J. “Bud” Yoder, 93, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion, Indiana. He was born on February 27, 1925 in Geneva, Indiana to Clifford and Gladys (Jack) Yoder. Clifford served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Colleen Cochran on March 12, 1950, in Van Buren, Indiana. Together they would raise their four children in Eaton, Indiana and celebrate 68 years of marriage. Clifford worked for Brodricks Forge for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Amvets Post #23. In his free time, he enjoyed working part-time on some…

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    Allice Simmons

    Muncie, IN Allice L. Simmons, 98, died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Allice was born on June 21, 1920 in Sidell, Illinois to Clyde P. and Ina E. (Gallion) Weaver. She graduated from Covington High School in 1939 and married Carl Kenneth Simmons on December 16, 1939. Together they would raise their daughter in Muncie. She was a long time member of High Street Methodist Church and was the interoffice mail carrier for Eaton Ag Center. Allice had her pilot license and enjoyed flying with her husband Carl. Most of all Allice enjoyed spending time with her family. Her loving family includes her daughter:…

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    Timothy Crouse

    Muncie, IN Timothy Allen Crouse, 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born on October 3, 1958 in Muncie, Indiana to Harold and Barbara (Anderson) Crouse. Tim was a 1976 graduate of Wes-Del High School and worked in the community at Lucky Steer, MS Churchman, Thornburg Construction, Chateau Nursing Home and Cooper Consulting & Property Management before becoming ill in 2009. During Tim’s illness, he was blessed by many wonderful health care providers who made a significant impact in his final years. His family would like to extend their sincere thanks for this incredible gift. He is…

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    Bertha Lorena Conyers (Warner)

    Hartford City, IN Bertha Lorena Conyers died on October 4, 2018 at her home. She was born to Clarence Carl ‘Pete’ and Ruby Myrtle Warner. She was born in Muncie Indiana on May 28, 1937. She lived in Eaton and attended school there, graduating from high school in 1955. She married Phillip E. Conyers on Feb 8, 1955. Bertha and Phil had 4 children. In 1960, they moved their family to Tulare, Ca. Her brother, Ralph lived there and told them about the opportunities in Calif. Bertha and Phil raised their family there. She worked at Josten’s American Yearbook, retiring in 2002. They returned to this area in 2015. Besides…

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    Gladys M. Main

    Muncie, IN Gladys M. Main, 97, long-time Eaton resident, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Westminster Village surrounded by her family. She was born on February 25, 1921 in Blackford County, Indiana to Edgar and Edna (Love) Stafford. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School, class of 1939 and married Francis LaVern Main on November 1, 1943 on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Together they would raise their four children in Eaton. Gladys was a long-time member of Union Chapel where she met LaVern in 1936. She briefly worked for Armstrong Glass in Dunkirk. Gladys was an excellent seamstress who made clothing for all her children but she was…

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    Kenneth Ray Zimmerman

    Eaton, IN Kenneth “Ken” Ray Zimmerman of Eaton, Indiana passed away Saturday August 18th, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He is the son of Dale H. and Geraldine “Gerry” Zimmerman. He was born at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana on May 24th, 1951 and graduated from Delta High School in 1969. He was a construction worker all of his life and was a member of the Yorktown American Legion Post 321. He is survived by his mother, a sister Linda J. Zimmerman, his niece Kristi A. (Phil) Ross and her children: Evan (Sara) Glaser, Nick (Jenna) Glaser and Rebecca (Austin) Tinsman, lifelong friends Wayne McCollum and Gwennie…

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    Patricia Gail Truman

    Royerton, IN Patricia Gail Truman, 71, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at her home. Gail was born on June 4, 1947 in Jamestown, Tennessee to Walter and Nellie Beat (Stephens) Reagan. Gail graduated from Eaton High School in 1965 and married Harry Truman on June 7, 1965 in Michigan. Together they would raise their four children. Gail worked for Muncie Health Care, now Signature Health Care, retiring in 2010. She will be missed by her husband of 54 years, Harry Truman; her children: Cathy Roberts (Steve), Wendy Schliessman (Gary), Angie Truman (Jason Duncan) and Scott Truman (Lee Ann); four grandchildren: Amber Locker, Andrew Roberts, Luke Schliessman and Jakob…

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    Brenda Sue Anderson

    Eaton, IN Brenda Sue Anderson, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at her home. The daughter of Earl “Butch” and Janet (Rouse) Reynolds, Brenda was born on April 5, 1975 in Muncie, Indiana. She graduated from Delta High School in 1993 and would have two daughters. Brenda formerly worked for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and later Target. She was a gentle soul who loved the outdoors, shopping, animals, her granddaughter, and her dogs, Benji and Lil bear. She will be missed by Luke Wright; her daughters, Alicia “Jordie” Anderson and Erica Anderson; granddaughter, Lila Anderson; her brother, Tony Monroe (Beth); her sister, Miranda Montero; Rick &…

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    Henry Starrett

    Hartford City, IN Henry Dean Starrett, 72, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at his residence after a long illness. He was born October 19, 1945 in Muncie to William and Anna (White) Starrett and attended Eaton schools. He worked as a welder at Dayton Steel, Muncie and had served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Henry was a member of Amvets, Royerton. On December 20, 1980 he married Lucinda J. “Cindy” Walker and they lived several years in Robbins, TN. Henry enjoyed fishing, camping and being outdoors. He was artistic and enjoyed drawing. Survivors include his wife, Cindy, Hartford City; a daughter, Rebecca (Jeremy) Champ, Hartford City; two…

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    Elizabeth “Liz” Mitchell

    Eaton, IN Elizabeth “Liz” Mitchell, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Liz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 20, 1955 to Daniel and Elizabeth “Betty” (Harrington) Mouyard. She graduated from Charlerol High School and married Jerry “Jake” Mitchell on July 31, 1981. Liz worked for Dacra Glass in Hartford City and loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and camping. She will be missed by her husband of 36 years, Jake Mitchell; her children: Heather Wilson, Carrie Mitchell, Allie Mitchell, and Casey Mitchell (fiancé, Justin Cox); nine grandchildren: Kiara Gilland, Drew Mitchell, Trey Mitchell, Codie Thrash, Xavier Wilson, Elizabeth Mitchell, Michael Bond, Ebin Cox…

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    Robert J. Richman

    Eaton, Indiana Robert J. Richman, 79, passed away Saturday morning, July 14, 2018 at Morrison Woods after an extended illness. Born August 15, 1938 in Daleville, Indiana to Frank and Valora (Roberts) Richman, he graduated from Daleville High School in 1957. He served his country with the United States Army Security Agency from 1960 – 1963 in Europe. Upon his return from the military, he graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, Indianapolis in 1965 and married Janice M. Shirey of Daleville on June 26, 1965. Bob initially was employed by the Richman Funeral Home of Yorktown and the Richman-Markin Funeral Home of Hartford City. In 1972 Bob and…

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    Jack Tapy

    Muncie, IN Jack W. Tapy passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home early Saturday morning, July 14, 2018 after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. Born to Willard and Hulda (Shaffer) Tapy on August 28, 1938 in Eaton, Jack was a retired business man, farmer and golf enthusiast. Choosing to live most of his life in Delaware County, he also had a summer home on Lake Wawasee and wintered at Cypress Head Golf Course in Port Orange, FL. Graduating from Eaton High School in 1956, Jack earned a basketball scholarship to Delta State University in Cleveland, MS from which he graduated in 1962. On March 25, 1960, he…