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    Darien Davis

    Darien Joseph Davis, age 4, of New Castle, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in New Castle. Darien was a fun and loving boy who enjoyed watching PAW Patrol, monster trucks and playing with his brothers and sisters. He was born on September 10, 2015 in New Castle. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving mother, Philishia Jackson; five siblings, Montana, Jonas, Faith, Grace and Rosie; maternal grandma, Rene Jackson; maternal great-grandparents, Chuck (Rosemary) Kirby; uncle, Jonas Jackson and aunt, Sherrel (Richard) Conley. Blue eyed angel, Little Darien, will be laid to rest at Carthage Town Cemetery beside his papaw, Philip Jackson, who preceded him in death…

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    Martha Swarthout

    Martha Sue Pike Swarthout, 80, of Summerton, SC, formerly of Carthage, widow of Wesley Lee Swarthout, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC. She was born May 29, 1939, in Shirley, Indiana, a daughter of the late Cecil Joseph Pike and Verna Louise Jessup Pike. She was a member of Northside Christian Church in Fruitland Park, Florida before moving to Summerton. She is survived by her four children, Cynthia Ann Myers Henley (Rick) of Greenfield, Richard Lee Myers (Jeannie) of Latta, SC, Kathleen Sue Myers Millis (Burk) of Carthage and Rodney Neal Myers of Cades, SC; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary…

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    Loretta Plank

    Loretta Virginia Plank, 105, of Knightstown, passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born on April 14, 1914 in Seymour, Indiana, a daughter of the late George and Lula Bower. At age three, following her mother’s early death, Loretta came to Knightstown to live at the Soldiers and Sailors home where she lived until age 18. She married Bernie Sutton and lived in the Indianapolis area until Bernie’s passing. She then married Elmer Plank from the Spiceland area and they lived on Harrison Street in Knightstown for over 50 years. She attended Carthage Community Church. She enjoyed babysitting and being a…

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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,…