• Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Walter L. Clark – November 13, 1939 – February 20, 2020

    Walter L. Clark, 80, passed away in Marion General Hospital on February 20, 2020. He was born to Frank and Mildren (Helfrick) Clark on November 13, 1939. Walter held several jobs including Landen Tools, Grove Manufacturing both in Waynesboro, PA. Shuttleworth Corp, Huntington and retired from Dana. In his leisure time he loved fishing, woodworking, playing Bingo and cards with friends and family. Walter married Carol E. Speenkle and she preceded him in death on January 19, 1970. Walter is survived by his children, Lori Dickison (Charles Griffeth), Converse, Bonnie Stewart (David Cook), Waynesoro, PA, Roger Clark (Missy Bryant), Converse and Walter Jr. (Cindy) Clark, Waynesboro, PA.. Brothers, Frank Clark,…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Carol Compton

    View Carol Compton Carol Sue Compton 84, formerly of rural Jonesboro and Tipton, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo. She had been a resident of Century Villa in Greentown for the several years. Carol was born in Marion, Indiana on December 29, 1935, daughter of the late Paul and Dorothy Emma (Sheedy) Dye. She graduated from Fairmount High School in 1953. Carol married Philip G. Compton on March 18, 1956. Phil preceded her in death on August 13, 2014. Carol…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Tamara K. “Tammi” West – March 4, 1962 – February 18, 2020

    Tammi was born in Portsmouth, Virgina to Charles E. and Janice S. (Botkin) Jumper. The family moved to Marion when Tammi was one year old. Tammi was a 1980 graduate of Marion High School and later had various jobs throughout her working career. She passed away on February 18, 2020 in Wesleyan Health Care Center after a long illness. During football season Tammi could always be found watching the Indianapolis Colts-she was definitely one of their biggest fans. She enjoyed camping, fishing, cookouts and family gatherings. Her son Charlie’s friends were always treated like her own children and her friends were cared for as her family. Tammi was saved when…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Kathleen Gulley

    View Kathleen Gulley Marion Kathleen Gulley, 87, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 16, 1933, in Booneville, Kentucky, to the late Clifton and Elma Gentry (Cope). The family later moved to Indiana, and she attended Everton and Connersville High Schools. She worked at RCA/Thomson for over 30 years until she retired in the early ’90s. She attended Bethel Worship Center for many years. Kathleen married Marshall A. Reed and together they h…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Robert “Bob” Lynch

    View Robert “Bob” Lynch Jonesboro  Robert J. “Bob” Lynch, 81, of rural Jonesboro, died Friday evening, February 14, 2020, in his residence. He was born on January 1, 1939 in Blackford County, the son of the late Walter and Ruth (Weschke) Lynch.      Bob graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1956. He later worked at RCA in Marion and went on to become a tool and die maker at Fisher Body, where he was employed for nearly 40 years, until his retirement in… &…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    William Sylvester Woods – May 17, 1934 – February 14, 2020

    William Sylvester Woods, 85, passed away in his home on February 14, 2020. William was the youngest of four children born to the blessed union of Noble Sylvester and Marion (Harris) Woods on Mary 17, 1934 in Evansville, Indiana. In 1937 Noble married Francis Smith and she became the only mother William knew. He accepted Christ at an early age at First Shiloh Baptist church in Buffalo, NY. After relocating to Marion, Indiana, he became a member of the House of Worship for all People. William graduated from Hutchinson Central High School before enlisting in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean conflict. He married Betty (Moss) Woods and…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Margaret Craw

    View Margaret Craw Fairmount Margaret J. (Coolman) Craw, 98, of Fairmount, died on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Colonial Oaks Healthcare Center, Marion, Indiana. Margaret was born in Washington Township (Grant County), Indiana, on May 18, 1921, daughter of the late Ernest and Winnie (Dillman) Coolman. She graduated from Marion High School in 1939 and Marion Business College. Margaret married Sanford D. Bunch on May 18, 1941, and from their marriage came four children, Sandra (Arnold) Rybo…

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    Karen Elizabeth Abelein – October 30, 1964 – February 6, 2020

    Karen E. Abelein, 55, passed away at 10:40 am on February 6, 2020 at home. She was born October 30, 1964 to Norman and Mary Ellen (Baker) Richard. On September 1, 2007 she married Stephen Abelein who preceded her in death on April 26, 2011. Karen treasured her family. She had a tender heart and a loving spirit that will be missed by many. She enjoyed Nascar and cooking. Her hugs were the best and she loved her music. Karen loved the Lord. She loved going to Kid Rock concerts. She is survived by her children, Joey Whalen, Germany; Steven Whalen, California; mother, Mary Richard; sisters, Sandra, Diana, Tishia, Terry,…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    James Mitchener

    View James Mitchener Fairmount James L.”Jim” Mitchener, 84, of Fairmount, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 7, 2020. Jim was born in Fairmount, Indiana on June 10, 1935, son of the late L.William and Eula W. (Lewis) Mitchener. He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1954 and soon after married the love of his life, Rosemary S. Martin, on July 25, 1954. They were married 45 years before she preceded him in death on November 11, 1999. Jim retired from the Marion General Motors Pla…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Douglas Gibson

    View Douglas Gibson Upland Douglas D. Gibson, 57, died Thursday evening, February 6, 2020, in his residence. He was born in Marion on June 24, 1962, the son of the late Robert Dean and Betty May (Buteau) Gibson. Doug was a 1980 graduate of Eastbrook High School. He was formerly employed with Bahr Brothers, Marion, and was a past construction worker. Doug enjoyed playing guitar and spending time with his family, especially his dog and nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed plants and candles. Sur…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Edwin Meyer

    View Edwin Meyer Marion Edwin L. Meyer, 85, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, in Marion, Indiana. He was born on November 16, 1934, in Marion, to the late Ernest and Ruth (Bloxon) Meyer. Edwin graduated from Marion High School in 1953. He was an Army Veteran. Edwin married the love of his life, Martha (Payne) Meyer in 1957, in Marion, she preceded him in death on March 20, 2017. He was a machinist in the tool and die department at Thomson (RCA) for 42 years until he retired in 1995. …

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Clark Fields

    View Clark Fields Clark Fields, 86, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the home of his grandson in Fairmount. Clark was born on August 2, 1933 in Amburgy, Kentucky, son of the late John and Dorothy (Mullins) Fields. He married Janet Kirby on May 25, 1965. She preceded him in death on January 14, 2011. Clark was a truck driver for 60 years retiring in May 2010. He had worked for Pallet Builders and Wimmer’s in Fairmount, Miller Trucking, and MTS and BW in Michigan. Clark was happiest when he w…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Bernice Shields

    View Bernice Shields Gas City Bernice A. Shields (Wilds), 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Gas City, Indiana. She was born on August 27, 1938, to the late David C. Wilds and Dorothy Lulabelle Griffin (Reese).  Bernice worked at RCA for several years, and then she was a press operator at General Tire where she retired in the ’80s. After retiring she moved to Florida and worked at Wal-Mart for a while. The past few years she alternated between living in Florida an…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Charlene Swaim

    View Charlene Swaim Charlene Swaim, 85, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, February 1, 2020. Charlene was born on October 25, 1934, to the late Trimble and Prudis Leslie, in Betsy Layne, Kentucky. On September 10, 1975, she married Howard Swaim, and he survives in Fairmount. Charlene enjoyed canning, cooking, gardening and admiring the beautiful flowers, watching and feeding the birds, and listening to old southern gospel music. She was a hard worker over the years, helping Ho…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Ellen L. Cranor – May 28, 1932 –  January 29, 2020

    Ellen L. Cranor, 87, passed away at Century Villa Health Care, Greentown, on January 29, 2020. She was born May 28, 1932 in Amboy, Indiana, to the late Eldon and Martha (Ramsey) Douglass. Ellen graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1950. She worked at the Delco, Howard County News and Shearer Printing. She married Donald Ray Cranor on November 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on September 26, 2016. She was an accomplished artist and quilter. She nutured a love of music and art to her children and grandchildren. Her pride was her family, who always had priority in her life. She and her family cherished the weeks…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    James “Tommie” Brown, Sr.

    View James “Tommie” Brown, Sr. Matthews      James T. “Tommie” Brown, Sr., 86, of Matthews, died on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Bridgewater Rehabilitation Centre, Hartford City. He was born in Morehead, Kentucky, on July 12, 1933, the son of the late Roy and Lena (Clifford) Brown.      Tommie attended school in Morehead, Kentucky and moved from there to Matthews in 1950. He married Elizabeth “Dollie” Hicks on December 10, 1951 in Muncie.   &n…

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    Susan Fread Albrecht – June 7, 1952 – January 27, 2020

    Susan F. Albrecht died in the presence of family members on January 27, 2020. She was born in Hartford City to parents William and Norma Fread, the eldest of five children. She was married to Jerry L. Albrecht who died on September 9, 2015. Susan graduated from Blackford High School, Purdue University with a B.A. degree in English Education, Ball State University with a M.A. degree in School Psychology, and Ball State University with an Ed.D. degree in Special Education. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. In her professional career, she excelled in multiple roles as a professor of special education at Ball State University, an instructional…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Paul E. Williams – October 11, 1939 – January 23, 2020

    Paul E. Williams, 80, passed away on January 23, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Marion. He was born on October 11, 1939 in Marion to the late Earl and Fayma (Meeks) Williams. On November 21, 1959 Paul married Dixie D. Vice. Mrs. Williams survives. Paul worked for Tulox Plastics Corporation for 28 years and retired October 2002. In his free time he enjoyed listening to WWKI while working on cars, playing cards and keeping busy with odds and ends. Paul attended Lighthouse Assembly of God church. He is also survived by his daughter, Teresa L. (David) Sheward, Marion; brother, David (Ethel) Williams, Upland; sisters, Beverly Picco, Nancy Rogers, Janice Hughes,…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Kenneth Mullins

    View Kenneth Mullins Marion Kenneth L. Mullins, 66, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Marion, Indiana. He was born on September 27, 1953, to the late Kenneth O. Mullins and Gladys (Sizemore) Mullins in Richmond, Indiana. Kenneth married Kathy A. (Spence) Mullins on October 31, 1977. He retired from being a Millwright at GenCorp in April 2000. Kenneth loved camping, fishing, barbecuing and grilling. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Kenneth was part of the McCulloch Lodge #73…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Kenny Prickett – October 29, 1950 – January 23, 2020

    Kenny Prickett, 69, passed away in Converse on January 23, 2020. He was born to Roscoe and Phyllis (Rogers) Prickett on October 29, 1950. Kenny was a 1969 graduate of Oak Hill High School and lived all of his life in Converse. He married Linda Bowman on April 7, 1972. Mrs. Prickett survives. During his working years he was employed as a operating engineer for Shelly and Sands Inc. and Sullivan Excavating. He was a volunteer with the Converse Fire Department for several years and a member of the Converse United Methodist Church. Kenny enjoyed traveling with his grandchildren and made memorable trips various places including Japan and Alaska. In…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Ronald B. McVay – July 28, 1937 – January 17, 2020

    Ronald “Ron” B. McVay, 82, passed away at Wesleyan Health Care in Marion surrounded by his family. He was a great and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He was born July 28, 1937 in Marion, Indiana, to the late Oscar (Peck) and Ada (Banks) McVay. He graduated from Marion High School in 1956 and attended Ball State University. He married his best friend and the love of his life Billee Brandon on February 16, 1958 and she survives. They would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in February. Ron and his dad owned and operated McVay’s Market that was located on the corner of 7th and Baldwin…

  • Converse,  Gas City,  Marion

    Tina Gale Miller-Blake – June 21, 1961 – January 22, 2020

    Tina Gale Miller-Blake, 58, passed away at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne on January 22, 2020. She was born on June 21, 1961 to the late David D. and Emma Viola (Bailey) Freyholtz. Tina lived most of her life in Grant County and for the past 12 years resided in Huntington. She worked 19 years for Weaver Popcorn in Van Buren. She married Charles D. Blake on August 18, 2018. Mr. Blake survives. She was employed as a machine operator for Pretzels, Bluffton. Family was very important to Tina and she loved spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed tennis, badmitton, camping, riding rollercoasters…

  • Fairmount,  Marion,  Upland

    Barbara “Barb” Harpham

    View Barbara “Barb” Harpham Barbara “Barb” Jo Harpham (Lambert), 59, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, in Marion, Indiana. She was born on January 2, 1961, in Anderson, Indiana, to the late Gerald and Marilyn (Brumfield) Lambert. Barb married Frederick “Fred” Harpham Jr. on June 11, 1979. She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, knitting, crocheting, camping, and shopping. She was a member of Bethel Worship Center, in… Ba…