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    Mason, Sharon "SHERRY"

    Sharon Anne “Sherry” Mason, age 66, of Whitestown, Indiana, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on February 9, 2020. Born March 20, 1953, in St. Louis, MO, Sherry was the daughter of Harold and Dorthea Mason of Greencastle who preceded her in death. She graduated from Greencastle High School and Hanover University, where she was a Phi Mu and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, before settling in Indianapolis. After a brief marriage to Richard VanReenen, Sherry dated David Fulton of Indianapolis. She and David married in 1984, moving to Whitestown, IN, in 1985, where they raised two sons, Robert David Fulton and Christopher Mason Fulton. Sherry…

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    Miller, Samuel

    Samuel Robert “Sam Bob” Miller, 88, entered his eternal rest on February 12, 2020, after battling various cancers for over 30 years at his home in Advance. He wasn’t about to let the cancer win and ultimately it was likely a heart attack that took him from us. Sam was born on February 1,1932 in Boone County to Russell and Mabel Miller. He learned the value of hard work while growing up on the farm. He never complained about doing physical labor, always willing to help anyone in need. He graduated from Ben Davis High School then went into the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Joyce Arlene Lawton…

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    Koopman, Garritt

    On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Garritt D. Koopman, loving husband, father and brother passed away at home at the age of 62. Garritt was born on November 14th 1957 in Lebanon, IN to Shirley and George Koopman. He graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1976, and spent his time traveling the States as a long-haul truck driver. On May 31, 1997 he married Jo Ann Miller, who survives. Garritt loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, and was known for his no-nonsense attitude, sense of humor and kind heart. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; two children Garritt L. (Melissa) Koopman and Sara Schweigert; his mother,…

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    REYNOLDS, Florence Dec 26, 1919 – Feb 14, 2020

    Florence Cummins Reynolds, 100, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, February 14, 2020 at CrownPointe in Lebanon. She was only in poor health and in Hospice Care for two days. She was born Daisy Florence Cummins on December 26, 1919 to William Ott Cummins and Thula Brown Cummins in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. She married the love of her life, Wade Reynolds, on August 24, 1940 in Bedford, Kentucky. She loved to keep house, crochet, play bingo, and play scratch-off lottery tickets. She was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church in Crab Orchard, but when she lived in Jamestown, she attended New Hope Baptist Church. She…

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    Campbell, Mildred

    Mildred Pauline “Middy” Campbell, 87, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Signature Healthcare of Parkwood in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born in Lebanon on June 20, 1932, a daughter of the late Emmett Franklin and Clara Ruth (Sluder) Scott. On October 19, 1947, she was married to Joe Franklin Campbell in Lebanon. Mr. Campbell passed away June 8, 2005. Middy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and homemaker. She loved her family dearly. Survivors include her son, Denny Joe “Jody” Campbell of Lebanon; three grandsons, Thomas Eugene Campbell, Dennis Ray Campbell, James Andrew Campbell; two great grandchildren, Zach Campbell, Brady Campbell; brother, Randy (Diane) Scott of Lebanon…

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    Rodeman, Leslie M. "Skip"

    Leslie M. “Skip” Rodeman, 78, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2020. Born July 31,1941 in Lebanon, IN, to parents John Frederick Rodeman and Mary Katherine Gullion. Skip is survived by his wife, Sally Applegate-Rodeman, sister Gwendolyn Reagan of Lebanon, IN, brother Larry Northrop of Clermont, IN; two children: a son Thomas Rodeman (Joy) of Winter Haven, FL., and daughter, Tamera Rodeman (Diane Ashmore) of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Nathan Reagan, Michael Rodeman, Dakota Rodeman, Delia Rodeman, Brandon McFatridge, Michelle McFatridge, and Olive Louise Douglass; two great-grandchildren: Jason Rodeman and Susie Rodeman; nieces, Beth Spaw (Jerry), Dawn Reagan (Terry Yount), Rebecca Bush (Jim), Gina Irwin (Michael); nephews, Mark and Michael Northrop, stepdaughters,…

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    Peery, Florence

    Florence Emma Kendall Peery, 91, of Thorntown, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at her home in Syracuse, Indiana. She was born September 5, 1928, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Dwight B. and Zora Smith Kendall. She graduated from Thorntown High School in 1946 and Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1950. On September 12, 1948, she was married Lawrence Herschel Peery, son of Herschel C. Peery and Winifred Schenck Peery, at Sugar Plain Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Thorntown. He preceded her in death in 1974 in Wilmington, Ohio. To this union was born, Lynn Peery Mills (Stephen T. Mills), Camby, Indiana, Alan Kendall Peery (Nina…

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    McQueen, Cindy

    Cindy Sue McQueen, 46, passed away on February 12, 2020 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born August 31, 1973 in Lebanon; a daughter of John Blake and Charlene (Overholser) Tingle. A life-resident of Boone County, she was a 1991 graduate of Lebanon High School. Following high school, she attended beauty school in Carmel, Indiana. On November 13, 1993 she married Randy S. McQueen; he survives. Cindy worked over twenty-five years at Lebanon Pizza Hut. Later, she worked for Perfection Products retiring early, due to health. A devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, Cindy always had a positive outlook on life. She attended Traders…

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    Johnson, Max

    Max L. Johnson, 75, of Greensburg passed away on February 13, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1945 in Lebanon, Indiana, the son of Marion and Mary Johnson. Max was a 1963 graduate of Sandusky High School. He married Doris Witkemper on February 24, 1968, and together they had three children: Amy, Vicki, and Scott. Max was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish. He was a farmer and then a truck driver for Batesville Casket for 25 years. Max was an avid Purdue Boilermaker fan who enjoyed playing golf, fishing, caring for his lawn and garden, watching old…

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    (Edwards) Peterson, Marcia

    Marcia (Edwards) Peterson died Feb. 5, 2020, in Colorado Springs. A 1949 graduate of Lebanon High, she was predeceased by father (John), mother (Magdalene) and sister (Patricia). Survivors include her husband, son, daughter, and grandchildren.

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    Smith, Rowena

    Rowena Mae Smith, 90, of Thorntown, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born in Rensselaer, New York on August 4, 1929; a daughter of the late John B. and Nettie J. (Dresser) Groves. She attended schools in Albany New York. In 1947, she was married to George W. Gideon and the family moved to Thorntown, Indiana in 1959. They later divorced, and she married William R. Smith in Indianapolis, Indiana; both preceded her in death. Rowena worked many years for Stewart-Warner of Lebanon. Prior to that, she worked in the Kroger Bakery and the American Art Clay Company both in…

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    ALLEN, Carolyn Oct 9, 1931 – Feb 8, 2020

    Mrs. Carolyn Ann Allen, 88, of Kokomo, passed away Feb. 8, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. Carolyn was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Alfred and Hazel (Gates) Green. She married Ronald Allen on Jan. 11, 1952, and they recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Carolyn was proud to have participated in 4-H, along with the 4-H State school. She was also proud of her involvement with the Kokomo High School band. Carolyn graduated from the Indiana Business School. She then went on to work for Chrysler Corporation, Public Service, J.C. Penney, Attorney David Rosselot, First National Bank, and Kokomo Speedway. Carolyn enjoyed…

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    Groth, Beverly

    Mrs. Beverly Jo Groth, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born December 22, 1943, in Indianapolis, a daughter of the late Howard Donald and Betty M. (McIntyre) Johnston. She married Floyd Thomas “Tom” Groth, Jr. in 1960. They had shared 56 wonderful years together before his passing on September 18, 2016. Surviving are four children, Floyd (Cris) Groth, III, Timothy (Jenifer) Groth, Donald (Robin) Groth all of Lebanon, and Angelica (Timothy) Moulder of Jamestown; nine grandchildren, Amber Schenck, Jacob Groth, Autumn Stuart, Vanesa Robinson, Ashlee Rollings, Nicole Masunas, Logan Moulder, Lucas Moulder, and Payton Moulder; ten great grandchildren; brother, Richard (Angie) Johnston…

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    Thacker, Loretta

    Mrs. Loretta Thacker, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Feb. 8, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. Loretta was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Elmer and Zela (Merrill) Davis. She was married to Otis Thacker. He survives. Loretta was a 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School and very active with the alumni group. After high school, Loretta worked for Wabash Life Insurance. In 1962, she went to work for the McCutchan family and was the office manager for Pennell-Metzger-Coomes Lumber, also known as the Lumber Center, retiring in 2004 after 42 years of service. Loretta then became the secretary for Molly Riggs at…

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    Neal, Betty

    Betty L. Neal September 5, 1927 – February 10, 2020. Mrs. Betty L. Neal, 92, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 in her home at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living Center. She was born September 5, 1927, in Thorntown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Murrell and Evelyn (Hutchinson) Oyler. On September 23, 1949, she was married to Robert E. Neal in Thorntown. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2005. Once her children were raised she worked at various secretarial jobs in the area including: Yeager Petroleum from 1968 to 1971, Atlantic Richfield from 1971 to 1976, and Public Service of Indiana (Duke Energy) from 1976 until retiring…

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    Hitch, Richard

    Richard Hitch, 73, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on January 17, 1947 in Lebanon, a son of the late Hiram G. and Mary Louise (Groover) Hitch. Richard was a 1965 graduate of Granville Wells High School. Following high school, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam era. On February 7, 1969 he was married to Lee Ann (Glendenning) Hitch in Lebanon, Indiana; she survives. Following the service, Richard worked for Commercial Filters of Lebanon. He then served on the City of Lebanon Police Department for 21 years, retiring as a captain in 1997.…

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    Ping, Alvin

    Alvin Ping passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on February 9, 2020 at the age of 100. He was born July 13, 1919 in Miller, South Dakota and was the 10th and final remaining member of the twelve children born to Charles and Mary Alice (Barkes) Ping. In his youth, his family moved to the Brown County area of Indiana. He graduated from Columbus High School. Much of his adult life was lived in Lowell, Indiana. Alvin married Ruth Marie (Kimberlin-Wright) Ping on April 27, 1943 in New London, Connecticut. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2012. They had four children: David (Mary)…

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    Carmichael, Daniel

    Daniel Joe Carmichael, 83, Lebanon, IN passed away on Feb. 8, 2020, after an extended illness. He will be missed by family and friends. Dan was born on March 6, 1936 to Everett and Lois Carmichael in Hartford City, IN. He graduated from Cowan High School in Cowan, IN in 1954 and Ball State Teachers College (University) in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education at Ball State and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Dan was an educator for 46 years and started his career at Burney High School in Burney, IN from 1958-1965. He taught business at Lebanon High School for…

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    Schildknecht, Claude

    Claude L. “Scooter” Schildknecht, 92, passed away at Homewood Healthcare in Lebanon, Indiana on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was born in Collinsville, Illinois on September 4, 1927 to the late Claude E. and Gertrude A. (Schroeppel) Shildknecht. He was a graduate of Collinsville High School in Illinois and Valparaiso University. Scooter also served his county honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod. Scooter was a salesman for 3M, retiring in 1992 after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a world traveler who loved fishing, soaking up the sun and relaxing on Madeira Beach in Florida. Scooter was a devoted father,…

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    Moffitt, Joan

    Mrs. Joan Moffitt, 94, of Thorntown passed away Feb. 3, 2020, at Homewood Health Campus. Joan was born Sept. 26, 1925 in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Earl and Lena (Roberts) Caldwell. She was married to Bob Moffitt who died in 2004. They had been married for 57 years. Joan was a graduate of Lebanon High School. She was a garment sewer for a textile factory in Thorntown for 19 years and then worked for Mallory’s in Frankfort for 12 years. Joan and her late husband loved to square dance and spend time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan was a member of New Beginnings Church in Thorntown.…

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    Belles, Robert

    Robert (Bob) Burton Belles, 90, of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Maple Park Village in Westfield. He was born July 1, 1929 in Maywood, Illinois, a son of the late Carl and Blanche Belles. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Oak Park High School. He attended Drake University in Iowa and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served his country honorably from January 1951 to October 1954. He then attended Indiana University where he graduated with a degree in marketing in 1956. On November 14, 1969, he was married to Carol Lynn (Marshall) Belles in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death on…

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    Arnold, James

    James Michael Arnold, 57, formally of Lebanon, Indiana, passed away on February 2, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born September 2, 1962 in Boone County, Indiana, a son of James (Pamela) Arnold and the late Janice (McClaine) Arnold. Jimmy graduated from Lebanon High School in 1980. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army. He was first married to Cari A. (Snyder) Arnold and later to Kimberly A. (Renteria) Burrow. He was divorced and both former wives survive. Jimmy was a union worker for Labor Union #120 in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he worked for Frito Lay in Frankfort. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and spending…

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    Hays, Luther

    Luther Marr Hays, formally of Lebanon, Indiana passed away February 1, 2020 in Marco Island, Florida. He was 83 years old. He was a son of Luther James and Evelyn (Smith) Hays of Frankton, Indiana. He is survived by wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Crawley Hays, daughter Holly Hays Jones, son-in- law Gerald L. Jones, brother James L. Hays and several loving friends and family members. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Joan A. Hays. Luther graduated from Frankton High School and Purdue University. A lifelong love of space and planes guided him in an aeronautical engineering career at Boeing, Vitro Lab and Detroit…

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    Sheets, Heidi

    Heidi Ann Sheets, 48, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Thorntown, Thursday evening, January 30, 2020. She was born November 14, 1971 in Danville, Indiana, a daughter of Marilene (Games) Frederick and the late Cecil Edward Frederick. A longtime resident of Boone County, Heidi graduated from Western Boone in 1991. During high school, she attended PJ Cosmetology school. On July 14, 1990, she was married to Brian Scott Sheets in Lebanon. They had been married for twenty-nine years; he survives. Heidi worked in the cafeteria at Witham Memorial Hospital. Prior to that she worked for H & R Block and other various retail places. She was a devoted wife,…