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    Madonna Wentworth

    Madonna Sue (Haygood) Wentworth, 69, of Fortville, formerly of Spencer, passed away Tuesday evening, November 13, 2019 at her sister’s home in Knightstown where she had been lovingly cared for during her courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 25, 1950 at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson, Indiana, a daughter of the Noah and Billie Joan (Brown) Haygood. Following her mother’s early death, she was raised by her dear step-mother, Thelma Haygood. Madonna attended Knightstown schools and later lived in the Fortville area. She loved to shop, loved her Pomeranians, and was especially close to Trixie. Madonna loved to listen to the oldies on the radio like Buddy Holly…

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    Marla Payne

    Marla Janeen Payne, 83, of Charlottesville, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Hancock Regional Health in Greenfield. She was born on December 25, 1935 in Spencer, Indiana, a daughter of the late Orville and Frances (Ray) Reynolds. Marla attended Decatur Central High School and graduated in 1953. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Greenfield and a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed fishing in Canada, her flower gardens, bird watching, baking, reading and having good discussion with her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Rebecca (husband: Anthony) Hancock, Nancy (husband: Robert) White, Daniel (wife: Tamme) Jenkins, Thomas (wife: Debbie)…

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    Jerry Thomas

    Jerry P. Thomas, 78, of Knightstown, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 in his home. He was born October 7, 1941 in Indianapolis, to the late Virgil and Frances (Sullivan) Thomas. Jerry was a member of GHS, class of 1959. He was a local Knightstown hog and grain farmer for 30 years and also worked for V and S Transport of Pendleton for 19 years. Jerry was a member of the Jackson-Blue River Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years. He enjoyed fishing in Canada with his family and his buddies for 40 years. Jerry was a member of the Charlottesville United Methodist Church. Those left to cherish Jerry’s memory include…

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    Millard Wilson

    Millard Jay Wilson, 87, of Carthage passed away on the afternoon of Monday, September 23, 2019 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born on May 19, 1932 in Hancock County, the son of Lowell Wilson and Glida (Spall) Cooney. Jay was a longtime farmer in the Greenfield area and worked at Roll Coater for many years. He was a member of the East Street Christian Church in Carthage. Jay enjoyed Bluegrass music, fishing and spending time outdoors. Jay dearly loved his family and that was highlighted when they went to their cabin in Brown County where they spent time camping and riding horses. Those left to cherish his…

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    Robin Lapham

    Robin Ann Lapham, 63, of Knightstown, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 9, 1956 in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Gerald L. and Alice Ann (Robbins) Vermillion. Robin was a 1974 graduate of Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. She worked for 30 years in Veterinary Medicine with Dr. John Hunt and had also worked at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown since 2012. Robin loved sunshine, her plants, her garden, and her pets along with being outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and mushroom hunting with her best friend and…

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    Ann Rybolt

    The family of Ann Rybolt sadly announces that our beloved sister has passed away. Her ashes, and those of Bill Hunter, will be buried in Wisconsin in the fall. Anyone wishing to remember Ann may do so by donating to the Henry County Humane Society in New Castle. Heritage Funeral Care, Knightstown, is assisting us in this difficult time. Online condolences at www.heritagefuneralcares.com

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    Jo Ann Downey

    Jo Ann Downey, 90, of Knightstown entered her eternal life at Heritage House in New Castle on June 30, 2019. She was born in Rush County on September 8, 1928 to Ralph and Myrle (Rhodes) Moffitt. She was raised in Rush County on the family’s farm until 1944 at which time the family moved to Knightstown. She attended Mays school until 1944 and graduated from Knightstown High School in 1946. After high school, she worked for Abner Motor Sales where she met the love of her life, John Edwin Downey. They were married on September 20, 1953 in the Knightstown Friends Church. Later she worked for the National Insurance Agency…

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    Stephen Post

    Stephen A. Post, 72, of Knightstown, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. He was born on August 2, 1946 in Louisville, KY, a son of the late Clarence A. and Rhessa A. (Routh) Post. Stephen graduated from Knightstown High School in 1964 and later attended Vincennes University. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Stephen worked with his father at Post and Post Hardware before retiring in 2009. He enjoyed having breakfast at the Burch Tree Café and dinner at Redbone’s Pizza and Chicken. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Rev. Risa Paul of Hot Springs MT, and Mrs. Stephanie…

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    Alveda Whisler

    Alveda Fern Whisler, 84, of Wilkinson passed away on the afternoon of Monday, May 27, 2019 at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville. She was born on May 18, 1935 in Henry County, IN, a daughter of the late Howard and Credeth (Smith) Harris. Alveda enjoyed crocheting, knitting and spending time at home with her husband, Dale Whisler and children. Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Marilyn Brock of Camden, OH, Jalaine Hanneken of Anderson, IN, Duane Whisler of Anderson and Keith Whisler of Kentucky; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Smith of Markleville and Freda (husband: John) Good of Florida and a brother, Howard Manford (wife:…

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    Gregory Latz

    Gregory Paul “Greg” Latz, 60, of Carthage, Indiana, passed away on the morning of Friday, May 17, 2019, following a prolonged battle with cancer. He spent his final days at home surrounded by his loving family. Greg was born on March 18, 1959, in Dallas, Texas, to the late George Joseph and Betty Jean (Manley) Latz. He was a 1977 graduate of Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wisconsin, and a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a BS in Agricultural Mechanization and Management. He was united in marriage to Jane Elizabeth Gedemer on April 4, 1987, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Canyon…

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    Walter Zimmerman

    Walter Everett Zimmerman, 77, of Knightstown, died on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born June 27, 1941 in Spiceland, Indiana, the son of the late Albert and Pauline (Culbertson) Zimmerman. Walt was a 1960 graduate of Knightstown High School and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in construction for Simon Properties for many years. Those left to cherish Walt’s memory include his companion of 19 years, Janet Kay Smith of Knightstown and his friend and caretaker, Oren Jarvis of Dunreith. Walt was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Jean Lockridge. Graveside services will be held at…

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    Heather Hamilton-McGlothin

    Heather Renee Hamilton-McGlothin, 33, of Knightstown, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, April 10, 2019 after a courageous battle with cervical cancer. She was born on February 25 1986, in Indianapolis, a daughter of Karen (Dennis) Schutt and the late, Timothy Hamilton. Heather was raised in Knightstown and played basketball in Junior High. She graduated from Knightstown High School in 2004 and most recently worked at Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle. Heather enjoyed reading, coloring, art and having her daily scriptural devotional. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and family. Those left to cherish her memory include her three children, Kailey Grider, Breanna…

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    Joseph Chapple

    Joseph Edward Chapple, 73, of Knightstown, passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Greenfield Healthcare Center. He was born on November 23, 1945 in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Ernest and Dorothy Chapple. Joseph served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Sharp Shooter Medal. On December 5, 1964, he was married to Patricia Tipton. They enjoyed 21 years together and raised four children before her passing on December 13, 1985. Joseph carried mail for the United States Postal Service and retired after 30 years. He also drove for the Southwest Ambulance Service and volunteered…

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    Robert Williams

    Robert “Bobby” Williams, 58 of Rushville, passed away on March 31, 2019 in Indianapolis. He was born on August 29, 1960 in Rushville, to the late William J. and Charlene (Hutchinson) Williams. Bobby grew up in Rushville and enjoyed racing stock cars and working in the shop with his brothers. He often could be seen scrapping or picking up things for his collections. Bobby asked the love of his life, Bonnie Forman, to be his wife in 1992. Bobby was one of a kind. His contagious laughter and jokes will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé, Bonnie Forman,…

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    Gerald Parkhurst

    Known to all of his friends as “Soup” & “G”, Gerald Dean Parkhurst passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 in his home surrounded by loved ones, following a short battle with cancer. Gerald was born September 10, 1959 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of Shirley Clark. He grew up in New Castle and attended school there. He married the love of his life, Vicki Lynn Bailey on May 17, 1986. G worked 10 years at the Indiana State Museum and five years at Indiana DNR. For many years he worked in construction and was currently a cabinet maker at Richeson Cabinets in Greenwood, Indiana. The loves of…

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    Katherine Rummel

    Katherine Sue Rummel, 72, of Knightstown, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Heritage House Rehabilitation in New Castle. She was born on March 27, 1946 in New Castle, IN, a daughter of the late Earnest and Jessie (Fadely) Pitts. Kathie was raised in her lifelong home in Knightstown and graduated from Knightstown High School in 1964. She continued her education at Ball State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree studying Art, History and Education. She loved art and photography and worked in the Ball State photo lab. Kathy also worked as a bartender which directed her to meeting her husband, John Paul Rummel.…

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    Olive Riley

    Olive (Spence) Riley, 91, a longtime resident of Carthage, IN, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Greenfield, IN. Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown, IN. Visitation from 4 – 6 pm prior to the service. Olive was born January 13, 1927, on a farm near Lewis, KY, to the late Clarence and Anna (Gulley) Spence. She married Tony E. Riley in 1944, and the couple resided at Carthage for more than 50 years. They were the parents of Janice (Riley) Fannin Clark. In her early adult life Olive worked for a time at the old Carthage Paper Mill. Later, she…

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    Brooke Linville

    Brooke Nicole Linville, 36, of New Castle, passed away on the afternoon of Monday, December 10, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 12, 1981 in Greenfield, a daughter of Bob Hicks and Darla Jackson. Brooke had a caring heart and loved spending time with her children and family. Those left to cherish her memory include her three sons, Kolton Linville, Aaron Linville and Ethan Linville; parents Bob Hicks and Darla (husband: Jeff) Jackson; maternal grandmother, Betty Kise; step-grandmother, Judy Jackson; siblings, Jon Jackson, Christina Coomer, Samantha Whitfield, Jackie Mueller, Dustin Hicks, Page Smith, Ashley Smith, Hannah Lilly and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She…

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    Margaret Mayhill

    One of Knightstown’s most prominent residents, Margaret Anne “Peggy” Mayhill, died peacefully on Friday morning, October 19th, 2018, at St. Vincent’s hospital in Indianapolis at the age of 98. She was born on September 10, 1920 in Tell City, Indiana, located on the banks of the Ohio River from her parents, John D. “Jack” and Ruth Kreisle. She was the eldest of four children. The family owned and operated Kreisle Manufacturing Company, a lumber mill, which produced, among other things, porch swings for Sears and Roebuck Company catalogue and stores. She is survived by sisters, Joanne (Kreisle) Duran, and Kristine (Kreisle) Harder. Brother Bill Kreisle died in 2017. Peggy graduated…

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    Billie Anderson

    Billie Jo (Sanford) Anderson, 68, of Knightstown, passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born on August 5, 1950 in Greenfield, IN a daughter of the late William and Francis Sandford. Billie attended Eastern Hancock High School and shortly after school began working in food service as a waitress and later in managerial positions. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and growing her vegetable garden every year. Billie loved being with her family and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Those left to cherish her family include her children, Tammy Loder, Bobbie Loder, Jennifer (husband: William) Hale Jr. and Samuel Anderson; grandchildren,…

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    Geraldine Howard

    Geraldine Howard, 85, of Elkview, West Virginia, passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, October 1, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 13, 1933 in Olive Hill, KY, a daughter of the late John Milt and Mary Abigail (Nolan) Gilliam. Geraldine had a warm personality. She loved the outdoors and would spend time fishing, camping, riding motorcycles and yard sales. She enjoyed cooking and going to fish fry’s. Granny was a homemaker and loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her little dogs. Those left to cherish her memory include her children; Daniel Earl (wife: Lynette) Manning, Charles Richard (wife: Donna) Manning,…

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    Terry Dale Davidson

    Terry Dale Davidson, 68, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at IU Health Ball Hospital. He was born May 6, 1950 in New Castle to the late Alfred and Mary Alice (Pugh) Davidson. He was a 1968 graduate of Blue River Valley High School. Terry was employed for many years at Ferodo and then retired from Chrysler Corp. following 10 years of service. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam. Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was known as a handyman that could fix anything. He is survived by his wife of 45 years,…

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    Carl E. Carson Jr.

    Carl E. Carson, Jr., 93, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospital. He was born June 22, 1925 in Shirley, a son of Carl and Mary (Harvey) Carson, Sr. A 1943 graduate of Carthage High School, Carl was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was wounded on the battlefield in Germany and received a Purple Heart. He owned and operated Carson and Siler Trucking in Carthage for many years. Carl was a longtime active member of Carthage Community Church, where he served in several capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, Board Member and teacher. He was active in Gideon’s…

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    William Parker "Buddy" Willey III

    William Parker “Buddy” Willey III, 70, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born June 27, 1948 in New Castle a son of William P. and Lorena (Morgan) Willey, Jr. Buddy retired from Trane in Rushville after 41 years of service. He was a jack of all trades, including auto maintenance and body work, carpentry and wood working. Buddy never met a stranger. He was a member of the East Street Christian Church in Carthage. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ronelle Willey of Carthage; children, Troy Parker (Melissa) Willey of Kennard, Stacy Theobald of Morristown; grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Bales,…

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    Esther D. Applegate

    Esther D. Applegate, 89, passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from the same home through which she entered on October 7, 1928. Her father, Philip Clifford Applegate, began the family tradition of being born in this farmhouse near Spiceland, IN along with his two brothers. Philip eventually brought his bride, Dorothy Elizabeth (Black) Applegate back to this house where Esther would begin her life as did her two brothers, Philip Theodore Applegate and Earl Douglas Applegate, and her sister, Mary Margaret (Applegate) Clay, all of whom preceded her in death. Esther will be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews as well as by the community…

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    Lawrence Lingenfelter

    Lawrence “Danny” Daniel Lingenfelter, 57, of Knightstown, passed away on the morning of Monday, September 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 12, 1960 in Indianapolis, a son of Harry and Sandra Lingenfelter. Danny grew up in Hancock and Henry Counties and graduated from Knightstown High School. He was a hardworking man and had a great career with Knauf Insulation in Shelbyville where he manufactured building insulation. Danny enjoyed fishing, crafts and was good at making bird houses and wind chimes. He loved children, his family and his little dog Jen Jen. Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Sandra (husband: Virgil)…

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    Michael Scott Peyton

    Scott Peyton, 49, was born in Denver, Colorado at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital to Michael D. Peyton and Nancy A. (McNew) Peyton. Scott graduated from the Knightstown High School in 1987 and briefly attended Ball State University before completing undergraduate studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He next taught English to junior high students in Japan. He furthered his studies attaining a Master’s degree at California Institute of Technology. He followed by achieving his licensure in family counseling. Scott settled in Redwood City, California, where he was the proud father of two daughters, Ava and Amelia. Scott served as a behavioral health director within the San Francisco County juvenile…

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    Dorothy Carmichael

    Dorothy Carmichael, 89, of Knightstown passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Morristown Manor. She was born August 22, 1929 to the late Leslie (Pat) and Alma (Baker) Schell. Dorothy was a genuinely kind person who had a smile for everyone and was always willing to help both friends and strangers. She enjoyed sewing, playing Solitaire, reading her cookbooks, spending time outside and shopping with family and friends, and caring for her precious parakeets. She is survived by her sister, Patti Winterrowd; son, Michael (Patricia) Todd: daughter, Tammy (Brian) Harmon; stepsons, Danny Baker (Crystal), Mike Carmichael (Glenda), and Ronald Carmichael; lifelong friend and caregiver Nancy Hamilton; many grandchildren, great grandchildren,…

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    Dennis Langley

    Dennis Langley, 58, of New Castle passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born June 25, 1960 in New Castle to John and Evelyn (Wagner) Langley. Dennis was employed at P.K. USA Corp. in Shelbyville. He was a member of the Westside United Baptist Church in Muncie. Dennis enjoyed NASCAR races and loved Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Rhonda (Trew) Langley, mother, Evelyn Langley of Greenfield; sister, Judith of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Tina Cornett of New Castle; nieces, Trinity and Victoria, nephews, Scott and Kellie Langley. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother,…

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    Virginia "Jenny" A. Wilson

    Virginia “Jenny” A. Wilson, 81, of Albany, KY went to be with her beloved husband and the Lord on September 5, 2018. She was born December 25, 1936 in New Castle to the late Florence Charlton. Jenny was an active member of Lee’s Chapel Church in Albany, KY. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, all the ladies groups and a choir member. Jenny loved shopping and being with her very extended family. She retired from Ferodo in New Castle after 35 years of service before moving to Albany, KY in 1999. She had resided in Muncie for the past 2 years with her daughter, to be close…

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    Janet Louise Jones

    Janet Louise (Case) Jones, 66, of New Castle passed away Monday September 3, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness, while surrounded by family. She was born on November 20, 1951 in Rushville to the late Lowel Case and Norma (King) Case Love of Milroy. Janet was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and good friend and had lots of them, who she cared about. She was a strong positive woman always having a positive attitude and was known to put the needs of others ahead of her own. Janet was employed at Bill’s Diner for 14 years and was a 1970 graduate of Rushville…

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    Betty Jean Piercey Ferguson

    Betty Jean Piercey Ferguson, 83, of Richmond passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Reid Hospital. She was born July 28, 1935 in Albany, KY to the late Robert Chester Huddleston and Ruby Piercey. Betty loved her family. She was a Christian woman and a long time member of Foursquare Gospel Church. Betty retired from running the food service at Raintree Square and had formerly been employed at Henry Community Hospital in food service. She is survived by a daughter, Carole (Duane) Porter of Fountain City, a son, Dan Ferguson of Richmond; grandchildren, Donny Ward of New Castle, Tim (Mendy) Ward of Ankeny, IA and Aimee Dean of Richmond; 11…

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    Daniel Scott Sexton

    Daniel Scott Sexton, 43, of New Castle passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home. He was born October 17, 1974 in New Castle to Danny and Connie (Stearnes) Sexton. He was employed at Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 440 and formerly employed at Dilling Mechanical Co. Daniel loved fishing, playing guitar, writing music, reading and watching football. He was a very loving and caring individual and was always willing to help others in need. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his children. Daniel never met a stranger and could always make you laugh. He is survived by his three children, Kelsie Sexton of Austin, TX, Breanna Sexton…

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    Mark Ledbetter

    Mark Ledbetter, 66, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Henry Community Health. He was born December 20, 1951 in New Castle to the late Paul B. and Naomi (Baldwin) Ledbetter. A 1970 graduate of Walter P. Chrysler High School, Mark worked at Warner Gear in Muncie for 5 years and retired in 2003 from Chrysler Corporation in New Castle after 32 years of service. In his younger years, he worked for his dad at Ledbetter and Keller Mobile service station at the corner of Riley Road and State Rd. 103. Mark’s greatest love was his family, especially his sons, wife, and grandchildren. He was a…

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    Richard L. Ware

    Richard L. Ware, of Greenfield (formerly of Shirley, IN) age 87, passed away peacefully after midnight on Sunday September 2, 2018. Born in Shirley, Indiana on November 3, 1930, he graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1950 and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. On December 31, 1954, he married Virginia Lee Collins of New Castle. They were married for 54 years before her passing in 2008. He was raised by his mother’s parents and his loving aunts and uncles. He was so lucky to have so many family members to raise an outstanding man. He loved his home town of Shirley, his country and anyone…

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    Elsworth "Dick" C. Masters

    Elsworth “Dick” Masters, 78, of Spiceland passed away Friday, August 31, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born September 18, 1939 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Burt Voyence and Zola Mae (Hamilton) Masters. Dick was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1962 and served two years active duty then in the reserves for four years. On October 29, 1966, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Bellamy. Dick retired from Ingersoll Steel in New Castle following 30 years of employment. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the races at Mt. Lawn Speedway. Later in life, he…

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    Lorena "Kate" Logan

    Lorena K. “Kate” Logan, 70, formerly of Morristown passed away Saturday morning, September 1, 2018 at Flatrock River Lodge in Rushville. She was born March 7, 1948 in Rushville to the late Theodore and Norma (Bowden) Brooks. Kate was raised in Carthage and spent many years of her life in Morristown. She had been employed at Randall Textron Corp. in Morristown and the Durbin Hotel in Rushville. Kate enjoyed reading and her cat, Fluffy. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jeff (Belinda) Logan of Connersville and Cheryl (Jeff) Pennington of Morristown; four grandchildren: Ashley and Kyle Pennington, Sean Logan and Meagan (Landon) Hartley; six great grandchildren: Kenzie, Kayden,…