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    Mary Ellen Purcell

    Mary Ellen Purcell, 81 passed away at 7:40 am on August 17, 2019 at Colonial Assisted living in Vincennes. Mary was born on September 25, 1937 in Daviess County, the daughter of Nelson A. and Doris Marie (Bradfield) Veale. She married Robert Keith Purcell on July 19, 1959 and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1984. Mary was a 1955 graduate of Petersburg High School, a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church and Gamma Tau Sorority. She had worked for Midwest Telephone in Petersburg from 1955-1964 and at Daviess-Martin R.E.M.C. from 1964 until her retirement in 2000. Survivors include her beloved family, son Keith Purcell and his…

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    Paul Barekman

    View Paul Barekman Vincennes Paul Edward Barekman, 59 of Vincennes, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  Paul was born August 3, 1960 to Alva Barekman and Marilyn Sue Mathews. He worked in shipping and receiving for Essey Wire for 31 years. Paul loved his grandchildren, riding his motorcycle, and the Chicago Cubs.  Paul is survived by; his loving wife of forty years, Connie Carey Barekman; a son, Paul Barekman(Jamie) of Vin…

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    M. John Lane

    View M. John Lane M. John Lane 81, passed away on August 16, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral home Vincennes chapel. Obituary information can be found at here at fredrickandson.com when available. M. John Lane 81, passed away on August 16, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral home Vincennes chapel. Obituary… View   Send Flowers

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    Daniel L. Kane

    Daniel L. Kane, 78, of Washington, passed away at 6:47 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1940 in Corning, Indiana to Daniel F. and Mildred (Guy) Kane. Dan retired from the City of Washington Electrical Department and was a member of the First Christian Church. Dan was a 1961 graduate of Washington High School and enjoyed sports, especially the Washington Hatchets and the Indiana University Hoosiers. Surviving are his wife, Jean E. (McLin) Kane whom he married on May 2, 1986; his children, Shawn Kane and his wife Brandy of  Huntingburg,  Shelly Kane (Fred Hensley) of Huntingburg,  Lisa Emmick and her husband Ray…

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    Leo Buhr

    View Leo Buhr Oaktown Leo M Buhr, 58, of Oaktown, passed away on, August 14, 2019 at Oak Village Nursing Home in Oaktown.  He was born on, December 31, 1960, in Jasper, Indiana, the son of Leonard and Betty(King) Buhr. Leo worked at Farbest in Huntingburg and was a production manager at Brickoven in Huntingburg as well. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.  Leo is survived by his daughters; Sam Adam, Heather Gilliham, Kayla Montgomery and Molly Buhr. Eight sisters, …

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    Shirley Cardinal

    View Shirley Cardinal Vincennes Mrs. Shirley A. Cardinal 84, of Vincennes, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Shirley was born June 19, 1935 in Sullivan Co. to the late Charles and Ruby (Pigg) Meier. She was a 1952 graduate of Lincoln High School and owned and operated Cardinal Liquor Store for twenty-one years.  Shirley was a devoted member of St. John’s Catholic Church and was very active in preparing bereavement meals. She was a kind soul who found joy in helping…

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    James “Jim” Smith

    James (Jim) Robert Smith, of Vincennes, IN, passed away on August 11, 2019. He was 67 years old. Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on August 18, 1951, to Don and Barbara (Crowley) Smith, he was raised in Vincennes. He was a true entrepreneur, starting many new ventures such as Photo Pro, Quick Rent Video, Platinum Farms, Holiday Fireworks, and many others. In 1979, he and his brother Randy founded Midwest Marketing, a watermelon brokerage company, and they operated it for 37 years. In the winter months, he loved taking on new hobbies such as woodworking, building model airplanes, breeding aquarium fish, and starting small business ventures. Jim was a lover…

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    Rebecca Ann “Becky” Newton

    Rebecca Ann “Becky” Newton, 76 of Hazelton, was born October 15, 1942 in Washington, Indiana to Howard and Estella (Standeford) Best. Becky had served as pianist and secretary for many years at First Christian Church in which she was a member. Becky was a graduate of Washington high School and served as Miss Washington in 1962. She enjoyed crafts, jewelry, yard sales and shopping for antiques. On Friday, August 9, 2019 she went to be with the Lord at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Surviving are her children Erik Newton of Hazelton, Matt Newton and his wife Jeannie of Nashville, Tennessee; and four grandchildren, Colton Newton, Christian Newton, Claire Newton,…

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    Ralph Edward Biehl

    Ralph Edward Biehl, 65, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Ralph was born on March 13, 1954 in Hammond, IN the son of Donald Lee and Norma Lee (Battleson) Biehl. Ralph enjoyed riding motorcycles and was very passionate about taking care of his own. He loved his dog Norman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his son Dustin Biehl and his girlfriend of Robinson, IL; his mother, Norma Biehl of Vincennes; brother, Robert Biehl of Bridgeport, IL; sisters, Brenda and Cheryl Biehl of Vincennes; nephew, Ralph Biehl and his wife Amy of Oaktown; niece Tiffany Evans and her husband Aaron of Smyrna, TN; and…

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    James Smith

    James R. “Jim” Smith of Sullivan passed away on Sunday at his residence. Visitation will be from 4-8 Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home with the funeral at 10:00 am Thursday at Cornerstone Ministries. A complete obituary will be posted Tuesday.

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    Elizabeth Fischer

    View Elizabeth Fischer Terre Haute Elizabeth Ann Fischer 74, of Terre Haute and formally of Vincennes Passed away on August 10, 2019 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on February 6, 1945 to Willam and Virginia (White) Butler. She had worked at Gimbals and was a homemaker. Elizabeth is survived by her children; Thomas(Charro) Keenan of McKenzie Tennessee, Catherine (Dan) Weinzapfel of Newburgh, Indiana and Max(Heather) Fischer of Terre Haute, Indiana; her brother Bill Butler of…

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    Robert E. Menke

    Robert E. Menke, 91, of Vincennes went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on March 23, 1928 in Indianapolis to Edward and Florence (Martin) Menke. Bob was the owner of Menke Oil Company and after retirement spent many years working at Goodwin Funeral Home. He was Past President of the Kiwanis Club and was a member of the Bicknell School Board. Bob attended the First Church of God in Vincennes and was an avid sports fan as he loved going to Indiana University football games.  More than that, Bob loved traveling with his wife, Suzan,…

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    Angela Diane Dail

      Angela Diane Dail, 38, passed away at 5:30 pm est on August 7, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, In. Angela was born on July 29, 1981 in Missouri the daughter of William and Judith (Wright) Carder. She married Jason Dail on September 9, 2001. Angela was a 1999 graduate of Sullivan High School and loved gardening, cooking and shopping. Most importantly though, she loved her children, family and life. Survivors include her beloved family, husband, Jason Dail of Vincennes; sons, Hunter and Oliver Dail of Vincennes; her parents, William Paul and Judith Carder of Carlisle; sister’s Crystal Moody of Carlisle, Buffy Smith of Indianapolis, Susie Tittle of…

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    Kenneth Bowlin

    View Kenneth Bowlin Kenneth Bowlin 67, Passed away on August 7,2019 at Linda White Hospice house in Evansville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel. Obituary information will be updated here when available.  Kenneth Bowlin 67, Passed away on August 7,2019 at Linda White Hospice house in Evansville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel…. View   Send Flowers

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    Helen F. Carson

    Helen F. Carson, 95, of Vincennes, went to be with the Lord where she was reunited with her husband at 5:08 pm Monday, August 5, 2019 at Gentle Care of Vincennes. She was born on March 7, 1924 in Velpen, Indiana to Frank and Goldie (Peach) Howder. Helen was a homemaker and attended the First Church of God and the First Church of the Nazarene.  Helen was a great witness of God’s love. She loved her family beyond measure, as they loved her. Surviving are her children, Michael Carson and his wife Brenda of Vincennes, Charlotte Strate of Vincennes, Mark Carson of Dugger, and Trena Carson of Vincennes, a granddaughter…

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    Odis Lee McMullin

    Odis Lee McMullin, 77, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:48 pm Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born on December 8, 1941 in Plainfield, Indiana to Odis Lee and Geraldine Laverne (Kiefer) McMullin. Odis retired as a truck driver and was a member of the NRA, Knox County Sheriff’s Association, and going to Wabash Valley Sportsman Club.  He enjoyed watching all sorts of movies, especially westerns. Surviving are his children, Jason McMullin of Vincennes, Aaron McMullin of Greencastle, and Holly McMullin of Denver; two sisters from Indianapolis, Christy Fall and Angie Miller; along with his grandchildren, Sharon Marie Thompkins, Lois K.…

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    Lois Jean “Jeannie” Ealy

    Lois Jean “Jeannie” Ealy, 74, of 104 W. Reel Ave., Vincennes, passed away at 12:25 pm Thursday, August 1, 2019 at GentleCare of Vincennes. She was born September 1, 1944 in Vincennes, Indiana to Marvin and Joyce (Moon) Ealy. Jeannie retired from Good Samaritan Hospital as a clerk and had also worked for H. G. Heinz Inc., and Brown Shoe Factory. Jennie was a member of the First Christian Church and she loved her nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Surviving is a sister, Susan L. Davis of Franklin, IN; her nephews, Levi Davis and his wife Linsey of Franklin, Seth Davis and his wife Chrislyn of Indianapolis, and Micah…

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    Joyce Ann Hedden

    Joyce Ann Hedden, 84, passed away at 12:03 pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at The Villages at Oak Ridge. Joyce was born on June 8, 1935 in Daviess County the daughter of Hampton and Martha Aline (Boger) Lett. She married Raymond L. Hedden on July 10, 1951. Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church in Petersburg and was a schoolteacher for Pike County Schools for many years. She loved literature and was in the Browning Literature Cub. Joyce also served on the Pike County Library Board. Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Hedden of Washington; sons, Randall Hedden of Phoenix, AZ, Wayne Hedden and his wife Amy of…

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    Roy N Byrer

    Roy N. Byrer, 80, passed away at 9:15 am on August 1, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, IN. Roy was born on June 10, 1939 in Daviess County the son of Roy N. and Lucille (Kirkpatrick) Byrer. He married Mary Clements on February 23, 1963. Roy retired from NWSC Crane after several years as a public works employee. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Loogootee and the Knights of Columbus. Roy enjoyed mushroom hunting and could hardly wait until spring every year so he could go. Survivors include his wife, Mary Cel Byrer of Loogootee; son, Doug Byrer and his wife Elisa of Vincennes; daughters,…

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    Beulah Brothers

    View Beulah Brothers Beulah M. Brothers passed away on July 31,2019 at Prairie Village Nursing Home in Washington. She was born on October 5,1921 in Knox County, the daughter of Lloyd and Josie (Carrico) Hill.  On September 20,1941 she married Howard C Brothers and he preceded her in death in 1982 after 42 years of marriage. Beulah had lived on a farm until she was married, during the great depression she remembered that they always had food, they raised their own food and butchered…

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    Virginia P. “Ginnie” Kensek

    Virginia P. “Ginnie” Kensek, 92, of Vincennes, passed away at 8:38 am Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born on April 2, 1927 in Point Marion, PA, the daughter of Samuel and MaryBelle (Mitts) Wilson. She was one of the first women insurance agents for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and after a successful career in that industry she owned and operated Red Carpet Travel Agency in Vincennes and Washington. Surviving are her daughter Victoria Ross and her husband Robert, her grandsons Michael and Stephen, all of Fort Wayne, IN and her nephew and niece John and MaryAnn Kensek of Plainville, IN. Preceding her in death were…

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    Thomas McCrary Sr

    View Thomas McCrary Sr Bruceville Thomas Oren McCrary Sr. of Bruceville, passed away July 31, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. He was born on, February 16,1926, in Knox county, the son of Glenn and Geneva Lloyd (Sheren) McCrary. Thomas married Bessie Anderson on Dec. 20, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1995.Thomas owned and operated the Wheelers Radiator Repair Shop.He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Vincennes, He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club in Brucevi…

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    Corinne B. Bobe

    Corinne B. Bobe, 94, passed away at 3:41 pm on July 30, 2019 at Daviess Community Hospital. Corinne was born on April 19, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Irvin and Beatrice (Moravec) Pexa. She married Richard Divis on September 14, 1946 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1965. She then married Jack Bobe on July 6, 1968 and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2004. Corinne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, IL. She owned and operated Chittick Optical Service initially with her husband Dr. Richard Divis then with her husband Jack Bobe for several years. Corinne enjoyed playing golf and…

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    Roberta A. Jenkins

    Roberta A. Jenkins, 78, of Vincennes, IN, passed away July 31, 2019, at Willow Manor. Roberta was a member of Franklin Heights Christian Church. Before retiring, she had worked in the office at Memering Motorplex. Born July 20, 1941, she was the daughter of William Robert and Beulah Marie (White) Dixon. Her parents, and her husband, Wayne Jenkins, who passed away September 3, 2012, preceded her. Surviving are her children, Gary Jenkins and his wife, Beth, of Richmond, KY, Greg Jenkins of Jeffersonville, IN, and Deanna Sargent and her husband, Mark, of Bicknell, IN; her sister, Jan Strange of Orleans, IN; and her grandchildren, Patrick Sargent, Chris Sargent, Sarah Jenkins,…

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    Eugene Edward Cosby

    Eugene Edward “Gene” Cosby, 91, passed away at 12:23 am on July 31, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN. Gene was born on October 21, 1927 in Washington the son of Edward and Ruby (McCafferty) Cosby. He married Beverly Smith in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1989. He then married Betty Wood on October 19, 1996. Gene was a life-time member of First Baptist Church where he served the church in many capacities. He also served his country in the U.S. Army Air-Corp. Gene worked as a Western-Southern Life Insurance agent for many years and most recently was a jailer for the Daviess County Sheriff’s…

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    Juanita Meade

    Juanita Meade, 90, of Washington, formerly of Glendale, passed away at 11:00 am Monday, July 29, 2019 at The Villages of Oak Ridge. She was born February 22, 1929 in Washington, Indiana to Oral and Louie (Rhodes) Gootee. Juanita had worked at Sears Roebuck and Company for many years and later as secretary for Christ United Methodist Church in which she was a member. Juanita was a 1947 graduate of Washington High School and attended Union Hospital School of Nursing. Surviving are her children, Marilyn Meade and her husband Leon of Delray Beach, Fl, and Donna Brandenburg of Washington; a sister Rosetta Cissell of Lakeland, Florida; her grandchildren Rachelle Davis…

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    Sharon Lee Decker

    Sharon Lee Decker, 54, passed away on July 29, 2019 at her residence. Sharon was born on October 12, 1965 in Daviess County the daughter of Milton and Louise (Pifer) Decker. Sharon attended Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. She attended Purdue University and loved animals. Most importantly though, she loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her beloved family, daughter, Olivia Decker of Washington mother, Louise Decker of Pine Village, IN; sister, Ruth Scott of Pine Village, IN; brothers, Joe Decker and his wife Cheryl of Worthington, IN, Mike Decker of Lafayette, IN. Sharon was also nina to Savannah Wagler. She was preceded in death by her father…

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    Roger F. Small

    Roger F. Small, 77, of Monroe City, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019. The son of Lawrence Boyd and Goldie Jewel (Belcher) Small, he was born on January 21, 1942. Roger was a graduate of Monroe City High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Purdue.  After being honorably discharged from the Army, Roger began his career as a Land Appraiser for the State of Indiana, and then farmed for the remainder of his life. Roger attended the First Church of God in Vincennes and belonged to the Monroe City Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. Those surviving are his children, Eric  Small and his wife Itsuko…

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    Ruth E. Simpson

    Ruth E. Simpson, 86, of Vincennes, IN, passed away July 29, 2019, at Deaconess Hospital. Ruth was a 1951 graduate of Fritchton High School, and a 1954 graduate of the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many years in OB at Good Samaritan Hospital, and then for Dr. Humphreys at his office. Ruth also served as a nurse for the Red Cross. She attended the Wilson Creek Baptist Church, and later the Monroe City United Methodist Church. A girl scout leader, she also served as a Girl Scout Service Team Chairman. Born February 2, 1933, in Vincennes, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Pauline (Scott)…

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    L. Jeanette Bohmeier

    Jeanette Bohmeier, 94, of Vincennes, IN, passed away July 28, 2019, at the BridgePointe Health Campus. She had worked as a clerk at Hoosier Gas, retiring in 1987. At the age of 19, she joined the Christian Church in Bicknell, and upon moving to Vincennes, IN, joined the First Christian Church. Jeanette was a former member of the Fortnightly Club, and a past president of the Delta Theta Tau sorority in Bicknell, IN. Born March 21, 1925, in Bicknell, IN, she was the daughter of Joseph and Freida (Koenig) Hill. Her parents; her husband, Richard Bohmeier, who passed away November 18, 1999; and her brother, John Hill preceded her. Surviving…

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    Debra Pearce

    View Debra Pearce Edwardsport Debra Kay Pearce, of Edwardsport, passed away with her family at her side July 26, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Donna Fields. Debra married Jay E Pearce and he survives. Debra was a member of the Edwardsport Baptist Church; she enjoyed arrow head hunting and arts and crafts. Along with her husband she is survived by her children: Elijah Pearce and Danielle Pearce both of Vincennes. A brother David (lena) Vaughn of Vincenn…

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    Micheal Dixon

    View Micheal Dixon Vincennes Micheal”Mike” O. Dixon, 58 of Vincennes, Indiana, passed away on Friday July 26, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on September 20, 1960 the son of Noble J and Norma Jean (Garvey) Dixon. Mike attended Lincoln High School, he was a member of the Laborers International Union Local No. 561 of Evansville. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he enjoyed playing cards. Mike enjoyed doing magic tricks and telling jokes to those he enco…

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    Joe Fleck

    Joe Fleck, 72, of Washington, passed away at 3:51 am Sunday, July 28, 2019 at home with his family by his side. Joe was born in Vincennes, Indiana, on October 27, 1946 to Cletus and Norma Jean (Bynum) Fleck. He married Pam Webber on March 30, 1968.  A Washington City Councilman from 1995 to 2017, Joe retired from Daviess Community Hospital and previously been employed by the city of Washington as a police officer, Hoosier Magnetics, and Toyota. Joe served in the National Guard and was a member of the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Moose and Eagles. Surviving are his wife, Pam (Webber) Fleck; his children, Scott Fleck…