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From The Star Press, June 3, 2012 -- Virginia (MaMa) (Losure) Jay, 83--BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Virginia "MaMa" (Losure) Jay, 83, passed away May 26, 2012 in Boynton Beach, FL. She was born to the late Russell and Bernice Losure on July 30, 1928 near Van Buren, IN. She is preceded in death by her husband, Neal D. Jay, her parents and brothers, Wayne and Jim Losure. Virginia is survived by her five children, Patricia (Rick) Owens, Richard (Mary) Jay, Stan (Judy) Jay, Barbara (David) Wilmouth and Johnny (Rachelle) Jay; twelve grandchildren five great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Lang. She was a former teacher and coach at Wapahani High School and Selma High School in Indiana and Union City Eastside School in Ohio. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Garden View Funeral Home. A Celebration of Virginia's Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Garden View Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O.Box 650309, Dallas, TX, 75265. (Mama Jay was a legend, for sure! Any stories out there to share?)
From The Star Press, Wed., June 27, 2012 -- Lora Ann (Dibble) Lasher, 51—Columbia, TN -Mrs. Lora Ann (Dibble) Lasher, 51, wife of Scott Lasher, and a resident of Columbia, TN, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN. Lora was born in Marion and raised in Muncie. She was one of four daughters of Albert and Corriene (Beck) Dibble. Following high school, she trained as a medical assistant. Above all, her love for animals, cooking, teaching, and enjoying the lighter side of life, Lora was a mother to Cassie and Amanda. She will always be remembered for her influence in their lives. In addition to her husband, Scott, she is survived by her parents, Albert and Corriene Dibble of Muncie, IN; three sisters, Kay Dibble of Muncie, Jane Smith of Cincinnati, OH, JoAnn Kriebel of Indianapolis; and two step-daughters, Cassaundra "Cassie" and Amanda Lasher of Columbia, TN. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clarence E. Beck; two grandmothers, Zera E. Boller Beck and Olive Hoag; two aunts, Mary Beck Reed and Rhea Beck Bower; and three uncles, James L. Reed II, Claude A Bower, and John Dibble. Memorial services for Mrs. Lasher will be conducted Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Inurnment will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com. (There is no mention in this obituary, but Lora graduated from Wapahani in either 1978 or 1979)
From The Star Press, Mon., April 1, 2012 -- SELMA - Charles J. Turner, 85, of Selma, IN passed away March 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born January 17, 1927, the son of the late Charles E. and Bessie I. (Ketterman) Turner. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Campbell) Turner. He worked for thirty years as a machine operator with Warner Gear, retiring in 1977 Charles was a member of the Parker Masonic Lodge #630. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy L. (Michael) White; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Shane) Boda; great grandchildren, Tyler Neal, Danielle Neal and Mackenzie Boda. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. St. Rd. 3, Muncie, IN. Calling will be 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012 from at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Selma Christ United Methodist Church, 9805 E. Jackson St., Selma, IN 47383. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com/.
From The Star Press, Mon., April 2, 2012 -- MUNCIE - John A. Shroyer, 91, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. John was born April 7, 1920 on the family farm, the son of Harry and Nellie Shroyer. He was a longtime farmer in Delaware County and continued to work right up to the time of his death. Surviving are a son, Robert Shroyer (wife, Donna); daughter, Donna Jean Hewett; daughter-in-law, Vickie Shroyer; four grandchildren, Travis Shroyer, Craig Shroyer, Nickie Wright, and Mindy Shroyer; along with three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois; son, Donald; and son-in-law, Kerry Hewett. Graveside services will be held 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Beech Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 2723 South Albright Rd. Kokomo, IN 46902 Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Sun., Feb. 12, 2012
Middletown - Charles R. "Dick" Doyle Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.He was born February 9, 1932 in Muncie, the son of Carl A. and Rose Emma (Springman) Doyle. Dick graduated from Selma High School in 1952 and then enlisted in the United States Navy for the following six years. Upon returning home from the service, he began working for Pyromet and remained employed with them for the following thirty years until he retired in 1990. Dick enjoyed fishing, golf and working in the woods, he loved being outdoors. He was a very loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend. Survivors include his wife, Adrienne (Miller) Doyle; six children, Charles Richard "Rick" Jr., Julia Landis (husband, Allen), Melanie Greiner (husband, Jim), Carl "Rusty" Doyle (wife, Jama), Lisa Beatrice (husband, Joseph), and Beverly Drown (husband, Ron); seventeen grandchildren; two step-sons, Darren Rader and Todd Rader (wife, Terry); two step grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; five siblings, Carl R. Doyle, Marilyn Scott (husband, Gene), Marjorie Small (husband, Clyde), Joe Doyle (wife, Sandy) and Janie May; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his special friends, Terry and Elaine Miller and Bonnie and David Bell; and the mother of his children, Joyce Doyle. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Martha Cavanaugh; and one niece. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2012 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, with Father Dennis Goth and Pastor Gordon Barrett officiating. Entombment will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Veterans of Delaware County. Family and friends may call from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Monday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.Memorial contributions can be made to I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Songer and I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospice for the excellent treatment and care they gave to Dick.Online condolences may be directed to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com
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From The Star Press, Tues., Jan 3, 2012
MUNCIE - Bryan A. Richardson, 48, passed away Saturday evening, December 31, 2011 at the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on, November 22, 1963, in Muncie the son of, Janet (Shannon) Bob Gibson, and James Edward Richardson. He was a 1982 graduate of Wapahani High School where he was a great athlete participating in Wrestling and playing Baseball throughout his school years. Mr. Richardson had served briefly in the United States Army following high school graduation. Bryan had served in management most of his working life for several businesses throughout the Muncie area to include, Mi-tech Metals and Donatos Pizzeria. Mr. Richardson had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bryan was a great loving and caring person to all and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother and father, Janet and Bob Gibson, Miami, Florida; his son, Matthew Richardson, Alexandria; one grandson, Aiden Michael Richardson, Alexandria; two brothers, Rudy Berg, Muncie and Gene Gibson (wife, Jessica), Cape Coral, Florida; three nephews, Shea Gibson, Muncie, Evan Gibson, Miami, Florida and Colin Gibson, Cape Coral, Florida; one aunt, Carol Ward (husband, Dick), Muncie; one cousin, Marci Miller (husband, Roger), San Francisco, California; two cousins that were like nephews, Trey and Josh Miller, San Francisco, California; special friends, Jeremy Curtis and family; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Richardson; eight grandparents, Ruby and Roy Richardson, Louise and Murray Shannon, Mary and Jesse Gibson and Marie and Noah Berg. Private family services will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Matthew Richardson Fund through the Yorktown Branch of Mutual Bank, 2101 S. Tiger Dr.; Yorktown, IN 47396. Online condolences may be made to the family in care of http://www.parsonmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Mon., Dec. 19, 2011
Portland - Mary Ellen DuBois Scott, age 75, of Portland, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Jay Co. Hospital. She was born August 30, 1936 in Muncie to H. Hubert and Vertie Marie (Williamson) Smith. Mary was a graduate of Selma High School, Class of 1954 and had a degree in Nursing. She worked at the G.M. Plant in Marion for 25 years in various capacities. She married Willard J. DuBois on May 24, 1954 and he preceded her in death.She later married Robert G. Scott on July 14, 2001 and he survives along with her sons, Mitch DuBois (wife Vana) of Royerton; daughters. Pam Cochran (husband Bill) of Hartford City, Norma Whitacre (husband Ernie) of Bryant, IN, Renae Epler (husband Kyle) of Portland and Ronda Bailey (husband Bevan) of Portland; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded also in death by her parents, brother, William H. Smith and one grandson LCpl. Andrew Whitacre. Mary was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose, V.F. W. Post # 651, American Legion Post #19, Eagles, AMVETS and the Independent Order of Foresters. She was also a bus driver for Bear Creek Farms and owned Mary's Herb Shop. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Rd. 3, Muncie, 47303 with Pastor Paul VanCise officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Little Red Door of Muncie, The American Diabetes Association, The American Heart Assoc. or Bryant First Responders. Online guest book condolences, and video tributes may be made and viewed at http://www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com
From The Star Press, Tues., Nov. 29, 2011
SELMA - Lois A. Vardaman, 101, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at her residence.She was born on March 7, 1910 in Delaware County the daughter of Shirley and Clovie Davison.Lois graduated from Center High School, and retired from the Selma Post Office after many years of service. Lois was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Modern Farm Wives, Home Economics Club for sixty-eight years, and the Selma Women's Club since 1962. She also volunteered at Ball Memorial Hospital, making baby caps for newborns.Surviving are her son, Jim Vardaman (wife, Janet) of Selma; a sister, Shirley Sue Pittenger (husband, Bob) of Bartow, Florida; her grandchildren, Kelley Coker (husband, Terry) of Albany, Kathy Dayton (husband, John) of Athens, Georgia, and Todd Vardaman (wife, Sharon) of Selma; five great-grandchildren, Lorie Onofry (husband, Jerome) of Sandusky, Ohio, Joel, Jared, and Joshua Dayton and Jesse Coker; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dallas in 1987, and her daughter Beverly in 1998. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church in Selma with Pastor Dennis Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Union of Windsor Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel or one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or Christ United Methodist Church.Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Wed., Nov. 23, 2011
MUNCIE - David L. Dudley, 69, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.He was born October 1, 1942, in Muncie, the son of Joe and Elnora (Black) Dudley.He attended school in Selma and graduated from Selma High School in 1960.Mr. Dudley was employed at Delco Battery prior to his retirement and then worked at the Elks Country Club for several years. He attended True Light Baptist Church. He was a member of the Selma Lions Club, and United Auto Workers Local #489.David enjoyed outdoor activities, coin collecting, woodworking and his Corvette. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ann (Logan) Dudley, to whom he was married forty-eight years; three sons, John D. Dudley, (wife, Thuy), Omaha, Nebraska, Dean A. Dudley, (wife, Michelle), Muncie, and Gregory J. Dudley, (wife, Sara), Spring Lake, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Travis Dudley, Kaitlyn Dudley, Tyler Dudley, Ryan Dudley and Elizabeth Dudley; two sisters, Diane Carmichael, (husband, Gary), Edgewater, Forida, and Susie Reeder, Springdale Arkansas; two brothers, Brian Dudley, (wife, Chris), Selma, and Brad Dudley, (wife, Julie) Chandler, Arizona; his uncle, Bob Dudley, (wife, Greta), Muncie; two aunts, Martha Black and Lavelle Black, both of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents.Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at True Light Baptist Church, 805 N. Country Club Road, Muncie. Pastor Dennis Trimble and Pastor Dennis Rush will officiate. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Parson Mortuary and an hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.Memorials may be sent to the Bettie and Elnora Dudley Scholarship Fund, c/o, Wapahani High School, 10401 E. CR 167 S., Selma, IN 47383.Online condolences may be sent to http://
Jack L. J ordan Sr. - 84 - 6/3/1927 - 11/1/2011 Muncie-Jack L. Jordan Sr., passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 3, 1927 in Muncie, the son of Lewis and Arta (Mayo) Jordan. Jack graduated from Center High School in 1945, and went on to attend and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Education from Ball State University. He served in the United States Army in Japan and upon returning back home married Esther M. Ball on December 3, 1949. Together they shared sixty-two years of matrimony. Jack taught at Selma/Wapahani High School for thirty-eight years and was also a long-time employee of Jack’s Camera Shop, starting as their first employee when the business opened in 1948. Mr. Jordan was a member and Past Master of the Whitney Masonic Lodge #229, the Experimental Aircraft Association, retired teacher of Liberty Perry School Corporation, and a former member of the Camera Club through Jack’s Camera Shop. His survivors include his wife, Esther Jordan; three children, Julayne Thomas, Plaines, OH; Jack Jordan Jr. (wife, Lonna), Muncie; and Janna Beaufait (husband, Joe), Selvda, VA; nine grandchildren, Kerry Ross, Kristi Ross, Kimberly Lewandowski, Stephanie White, Allen White Jr., Dana Stephens, Connor Beaufait, Julius L. Williams and Sarah M. Williams; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce W. Jordan, Muncie; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dr. Charles O. Jordan. Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2011 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Rev. Steven McPeek officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Veterans of Delaware County. Family and friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, with Masonic services taking place at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303 or Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, 2000 North Elgin Street, Muncie, IN 47303. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Mon., Oct. 24, 2011
MT. WASHINGTON, KY - Timothy "Tim" Scott Buschor, 57, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at home with his family by his side. He was a member of First Baptist Church of London, KY and also played the drums in the church band. Tim is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Julie Buschor of Mt. Washington; his parents, George and Ruth Buschor of Muncie, IN; his daughters, Breeann Wood (Troy) of Mt. Washington and Ashley Sawyers (Brandon) of Cincinnati, OH; his sisters, Tammy Swift (Tony) of Muncie, IN and Tracy Stupi (Ron) of Scottsdale, AZ; along with his grandchildren Trenton Wood, Aubree Wood, Madalynn Sawyers and Clifton Bryce Sawyers. Memorial services were held on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Maraman Billings Funeral Home. A time of reflection will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service begins on Sunday. Online condolences may be made to maramanbillings.com.
From The Star Press, Tues., Aug. 16, 2011 MUNCIE - Billie G. Cox, 72, retired Battalion Chief of The City of Muncie Fire Department, died early Sunday morning, August 14, 2011 at the Lynd House. He was born in Selma, March 27, 1939, and graduated from Selma High School in 1957, and later served with the Air Force.. Bill returned to Muncie and joined the City of Muncie Fire Department where he served for more than twenty years retiring as a Battalion Chief. He was later employed with Indiana Refrigeration, Stoops Freightliner and General Truck Sales. Billie was active with the Democratic Party for many years and served with the Delaware County Airport Authority. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Debbi Sheire, (husband, Joe) Dunedin, FL and Dayna Hall, (husband, Keith), Clearwater, FL; three grandchildren, Aimee Porter, (husband, Rick), Windermere, FL, and Melissa and Nathanial Hall, Clearwater, Fl; two stepchildren, Kristine Fetters, (husband, Jeffery), Cicero and Kenneth Bemis of Berkley, CA; two step grandchildren, Natalie and Walker Fetters; his sister, Judy Ancil, (husband, Jim),North Webster; his brother, Charles Sanders, (wife, Candy) Marion; one great grandson, Ethan Porter, Windermere, FL; and two nephews, Kevin and Jeff Ancil. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011 in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory Chapel with Rev. Dennis Trimble officiating. Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2011, or one hour prior to service time on Saturday. Online condolences may be directed to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Tues., May 24, 2011
LARGO, FL - Timothy A. Borson died May 9, 2011 in Largo, Florida. As a teenager, Tim developed a love for flying. This passion was only matched by his love for cars. He could usually be found hanging out at the old Reese Airport in Selma, Indiana, or covered in paint or car grease while restoring antique cars. Tim was able to take a car apart or a jet engine with the precision of a surgeon. The restoration of a classic 57' Corvette, a source of great pride, was driven by his need to create, achieve, and excel. His concern for others led him to develop SafePath, a patented safety device used on older model cars, creating under bumper lighting, and greater visibility. Always aware of those in need, he developed the program VOWHONOR FLIGHT. This program, still in the development stage, was to provide WW II veterans an opportunity to visit the national monument free of charge. After graduating from Wapahani High School Tim received a BS degree in Aeronautics, Master Degree in Aeronautics and Space, and a Doctorate in Aero Safety Systems and Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He was a test pilot, and worked for the NTSB (National Safety and Transportation Board) in Washington D.C. His career with the NTSB spanned twenty-three years. During that time, he held several offices. He served as NTSB Catastrophic Investigator, Operations Group Chairman, Field Chief for the state of Alaska, and NTSB Regional Director of the South Central U.S. After leaving the NTSB, he authored a textbook on aeronautic systems and safety, and taught aeronautics at Oklahoma State University. Tim was the son of the late Sondo Borson and his mother, Micci; Lara, his daughter, (husband, Lloyd); sisters, Sonia Main (husband, Thamar), Cynthia Downham (husband, Mike), Diana Borson; an uncle, Earl Borson; and many nieces and nephews will miss him forever. Despite illness and suffering, Tim seldom complained. He understood hope and courage are stronger than despair, laughter and imagination more powerful than grief and love more powerful than death. Honor guard and graveside services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Tomlinson Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend. Those wishing to submit online condolences may do so at http://www.ParsonMortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Tues., May 17, 2011
MUNCIE - Ivan O. Lawson, 90, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born June 27, 1920, in Madison County, the son of O. B. and Allie Benzenbaur Lawson. He attended school in Madison County, Harrison Township Schools in Gaston, and graduated from Center School in 1938.Mr. Lawson farmed for thirty-five years in Perry and Center Townships, worked at Indiana Steel and Wire, and was a real estate broker prior to his retirement. He was a seventy-one year member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee; a member of Muncie Lodge 433, F. & A.M., and the York Rite, and a former member of the Central Indiana Old Car Club. Ivan was a volunteer for RSVP and at Christian Ministries. Surviving are his wife of seventy-one years, Ella MaeWilliams Lawson, whom he married October 4, 1939; his daughter, Carolyn Rodeffer, (husband, Donald), Selma; his son, Philip Lawson, (wife, Kathy), Selma; six grandchildren, Pamela Rodeffer, Kenny Rodeffer, (wife, Michelle), Brad Rodeffer, (wife, Mendy), Tony Lawson, (wife, Jennifer), Tim Lawson, (wife, Stacy), and Julie Lawson-Eiser; six great-grandchildren, Hunter Rodeffer, Ashlee Eiser, Kelsey Lawson, Bret Lawson, Olivia Lawson and Anthony Franklin; several nieces; and a special family friend, Gina Edgehill. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edna Sewell and Virginia Batscholette; his brother, Harold Lawson; and his niece, Gloria Stinger. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Parson Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and an hour prior to the services at the mortuary on Wednesday. Memorials may be sent to Main Street United Methodist Church or to Christian Ministries of Delaware County. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.parsonmortuary.com/.
From The Star Press, Sun.,May 15, 2011
Wabash - Pastor David W. Cross, 53, of Wabash, IN passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN.He was born on December 12, 1957 in Muncie, IN to the late Wayne E. and Mary E. (Gaines) Cross. On August 14, 1982 in Granite City, IL, he married Christine M. (Luckert) Cross, who survives. Pastor Cross is also survived by two daughters, Emily (Aaron) Koogler of Bluffton, OH and Sarah Cross of Wabash, IN; son, Matthew Cross of Muncie, IN and grandson, Titus Koogler. He is also survived by his mother and father in-law, Dorothy and Jack Luckert of Granite City, IL and brother-in-law, David (Cathy) Luckert of Richmond, TX. Pastor Cross was the pastor of the Wabash First United Methodist Church and former pastor at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Elkhart, IN, Lakeville United Methodist Church, Urbana United Methodist Church, Dunkirk United Methodist Church and Angola United Methodist Church. He had a passion for his family and for flying. He had a zest for life, but most of all he loved pastoring and serving the Lord. A Celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011 in the Wabash First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN. The family will receive friends from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Sunday in the church. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Albany, IN. Palmer Funeral Home, South Bend is handling the arrangements. Contributions in memory of Pastor David W. Cross may be offered to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or to Beulah Holiness Camp, c/o David Cole, 1710 Oakshire Road, Marion, IL 62959. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.palmerfuneralhomes.com Note--from Pete Williamson, via Facebook:
From The Star Press, Thurs., April 21, 2011
VINCENNES - Pauline Elisabeth Ruble Bartlett (Ibby), passed away at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Vincennes. She was born May 29, 1927 to Virgil R. and Rosemary G. Ruble in Selma, Indiana. Her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Bartlett graduated from Selma High School and Ball State Teachers College. Ibby married Dr. Donald T. Bartlett on August 31, 1947 and they were married fifty-two years before his death. She resided in Vincennes, IN from 1957 to the present. She taught high school English at Ellettsville, IN and she was a substitute teacher in the Vincennes Community School Corporation. She was the executive assistant to the Adjutant General of the National American Legion in Indianapolis, IN. Ibby also was a member of the Knox County Medical Auxillary, where she had served as president, Alpha Omicron Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, Alpha Sorority and Ball State Alumnae Association. Survivors include her children, Timothy D. Bartlett (Kim) and Ann Bartlett Hannoy (Doug); brother-in-law, James B. Bowers of Anderson, IN; grandchildren, Mackenzie Smith Maloney (Scott), Talmage Bartlett, Carson Smith, Kelsey Bartlett, Grace Hannoy and Claudia Hannoy; nieces and nephews, Jama Bowers, Jill Parker (Fred), Jeff Bowers, Don Weir (Sherry), Nancy Bartlett, Patricia Painter (Mike), Tom Bartlett and Richard Weir. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Claudia Bartlett Smith and sister, Virginia "Jinny" Bowers. All services will be private, per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, 520 S. 7th St., Vincennes, IN 47591.Online condolences may be sent through http://www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.
From The Star Press, Sun, Mar. 27, 2011
Clemmons, NC - Mrs. Mary Alice Dunkin Hendrickson Gleason, 64, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center in Winston-Salem after a long battle with cancer. A loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and working professional, she will be missed by all who knew her. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on February 23, 1947 to the late Truitt and Marguerite Dunkin. She was a graduate of Selma, Indiana High School and Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Gleason was the Acquisitions/Cataloging Librarian at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice and a member of the Knowledge Management Team. She was an active member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church and enjoyed walking, reading and hockey. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 1985, Mrs. Gleason was the Director of the Hartford City, Indiana Public Library and former Director of the Dunkirk, Indiana Public Library. She was also a Past President of the Dunkirk Business and Professional Women's Club. Surviving are her husband, Norman of Clemmons; a son, Craig and special friend, Katie Thigpen, of Raleigh; a sister, Mrs. Ruth (William) Denton of Wake Forest; two nephews, Rob (Janet) Denton of Katy, Texas and Chuck (Kelly) Denton and their son Alex of Raleigh. Also surviving are a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mrs. Ann and Richard Sundin of Las Vegas, Nevada, and their three sons and families. A memorial service, A Celebration of Life, will be held at Clemmons Presbyterian Church at 3930 Clemmons Road (Hwy 158), in Clemmons at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The family will receive friends in the Narthex following the service. The family has requested no flowers. Memorials may be made to: Building Fund, Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012; Derick L. Davis Cancer Center, % Forsyth Memorial Hospital Foundation, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Frank Vogler & Sons Clemmons Chapel is handling the arrangements. On line condolences may be made to http://www.frankvoglerand sons.com
From The Star Press, Fri., March 12, 2011
MUNCIE - James "Jim" Arthur Engle, 83, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born February 26, 1928, in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of Arthur and Madolin Engle. Jim graduated from Selma High School in 1946 and married Beverly Rose Burgess on December 19, 1948. He was an avid reader and an accomplished woodworker, giving many of his creations to family members. He was a member of the Lions Club, Moose Lodge, Masonic Lodge and Winchester Methodist Church. Jim was a beloved Boy Scout Leader, with the distinction of being chosen to make a family trip to Philmont, New Mexico. It was his first trip through the Rockies and nearly the family's last, as he was so taken by the views and vistas that the station wagon was often in danger of traveling "as the crow flies" rather than between the painted highway lines. He and Beverly continued their travels after he retired from Indiana and Michigan Electric Company in 1988 after forty years of service. Jim will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Beverly Engle, Eaton; his children, Susan Barker, Bloomington; Sally van Osch, (Adrian), Indianapolis; Jim Engle, (Charlene), Triplett, Missouri; Julie Moore, (Gary), Cincinnati, Ohio; and David Engle, (Jennifer), Eaton; one daughter-in-law, Marnie Engle, Muncie; sixteen grandchildren, Tami Sears (Wayne), Mandi Thompson (Jamie), Spencer Howard (Morgan), Brian Engle (Rikki), Ryan Engle, Tara Lebsock, Amy Hays (Allan), Michelle Moore, Steve Moore (Sophia Hamin), Leslie Moore (Kevin Skillern), Rachel Moore (George McKibben), Lance Engle (Melissa), Jennifer Harris (Brad), Jessica Engle (Josh Mooney), Brittany Engle and David Engle Jr.; thirteen great-grandchildren, Morgan Howard, MacKenzie Kelley, Reagan Kelley, Sydney Howard, Gabe Howard, Madison Vanhook, Arwen Moore, Zoe Moore, Louis McKibben, James Engle, Peyton Engle, Jocelyn Moody and Jensen Moody; two additional great-grandchildren are expected in May and July; two sisters, Marilyn Clevenger, Farmland; and Becci Neville, La Canada California; two sisters-in-law, Judy Deken (Everett); and Janet Engle; many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joe Engle; one sister, Wildarose Martin; one brother, Merrill Engle; and his parents-in-law, Ray and Arnella Burgess. Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com.
From The Star Press, Wed., March 9, 2011
KEY LARGO, FL - Phyllis Kaye Lynch, 86, passed away February 16, 2011 in Florida, following a brief illness. She was born September 29, 1924, in Muncie, Indiana, the daughter of Loren and Arah Johnson of Selma, IN.She married Thamar J. Main of Selma in 1941 and graduated from Selma High School in 1942. Sgt. Main died in Germany in 1945 which serving in the U.S. Army. In 1958, she married Edward Kelly in Cleveland, Ohio, and he died in 1976. While in Cleveland, she worked as an administrative secretary at Standard Oil of Ohio and as a medical records administrator at St. John's Hospital. In 1982, she married John Lynch. They retired to Key Largo, Florida in 1986, where she resided at the time of her death. She was a member of the St. Lucie American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her three children, Beth Kay Smith (Paul), Twin Falls, Idaho, Thamar J. Main (Sonia), Selma, IN, and Cecelia Kelly Bredenbeck (Jon), Cleveland, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Lew Richardson, Key Largo, FL; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, her parents and three brothers, Adrian, Conrad, and Quentin Johnson. A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 at St. Colman Catholic Church, 2027 W. 65th St., Cleveland, OH.
From The Star Press, Mon., Feb. 28, 2011 - INTERCESSION CITY, FL - Barbara Ann Bundy, 76, went home to see her Sweet Jesus on Friday, February 25, 2011. Mrs. Bundy was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 31, 1935, the daughter of the late Robert and Lucretia (Howell) Bundy. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Henry W. Bundy; her son, Michael Bundy (wife, Theresa), her daughters, Gayle Elkhart (husband, Ernest), Eve Dorr (husband), Ronald, Dawn Maltese (husband, Philip); six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two surviving siblings, Robert Sellers and Joyce Wyatt of Muncie, IN; as well as several nieces and nephews. Her 76 years on this earth has been filled with loving family and friends as well as a loving church family. She was a prominent member of Victory Baptist Church in Intercession City, FL. Her love for children guided her to be a crossing guard, Sunday School teacher and head of the youth program at her local Community Center. She loved her community of more than thirty-three years and volunteered her time at the Bread Basket and Council on Aging. To celebrate her life a memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 5646 South Orange Blossom Trail. Intercession City, FL., 33848. Services under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery Funeral Home and Crematory, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd. Kissimmee, FL, 34744.
From The Star Press, Fri., Feb. 25, 2011 - FORT MYERS, FL - Ralph Junior Moistner, 81, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Muncie to the late Ralph and Lois (Thompson) Moistner. Ralph served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ralph was employed as a tool grinder for GM. Ralph loved to bowl at Muncie Lanes. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie, Fraternal Order of Moose, VFW, and American Legion. Ralph leaves to cherish his loving memory, his loving wife Elizabeth Ann Moistner; two children, Randy Moistner (wife, Tammy) and Gator Moistner (wife, Madonna); step children, Anthony Beebe, Rick Ward, Darlenia Thomas (husband, Bruce), Julia Flowers (husband, Larry) and Karen Watson; sister, Lovadawn Clift (husband, Ted); twelve grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and one grandchild, Christopher Ward. Visitation will be on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Rd. 3, Muncie. The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with funeral honors provided by the Veteran's of Delaware County. If you would like to sign the online guest book and send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting http://www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com.
From The Star Press, Fri., Feb. 11, 2011
SELMA - Stoney L. Burke, 46, died Thursday afternoon, February 10, 2011 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.He was born on November 18, 1964 in Muncie the son of Fred and Lena (Clark) Burke and graduated from Wapahani High School. Stoney was a Master Sergeant in the US Army for over twenty-one years prior to his retirement in 2005. He enjoyed Fishing, Camping, hunting, and the outdoors. Surviving are his son, Casey Burke, Selma (Casey's sister, Skylar White); his step-father and step-mother, Larry and Linda Shoemaker, Selma; his goddaughter, Avalon O'Dell; and a sister, Carmen Burke, Dunkirk. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Burke; and his mother, Lena Shoemaker. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Flint Redwine officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with Military Rites by Veterans of Delaware County. Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday or one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.meeksmortuary.com.
Ardis O. Bailey, 90 From The Star Press Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2011
MUNCIE - Ardis O. Bailey, 90, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011, at Liberty Village in Muncie. She was born in Jay County, Indiana, February 1, 1920, the daughter of Walter and Vivian Albright Garinger. She attended school in Portland and graduated from Portland High School in 1938. Mrs. Bailey was secretary for the Selma High School and Wapahani High School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Selma Woman's Club. Surviving are her son, David W. Bailey, (wife, Susan McMullin), Selma; her daughter, Marilyn Fernandez-Vizarra, Huesca, Spain; four grandchildren, Cameron McMullin Bailey, Erika, Sergio and Angela Fernandez-Vizarra; two sisters, Mignon Windmiller, North Manchester, and Katherine Michael, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira M. Bailey, who died in 2008; and her brother, Alan Garinger. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Parson Mortuary with Pastor Dennis Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Green Park Cemetery in Portland. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the services on Saturday at the mortuary. Memorials may be sent to the American Legion Auxiliary, 315 E, Parker City, IN 47368. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.parsonmortuary.com.South Albany Street, Selma, IN 47383 or to the Selma Woman's Club, c/o Nancy Buckles, 4661 N. CR 575, Selma, IN 47383