Obituaries


Cecil M Pennington
, age 69, of Shoals, Indiana passed way at 7:45 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Society Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana. Cecil was born March 21, 1941 in Martin County, Indiana to Walter O. and Thelma V. Potts Pennington. He retired following thirty-four of service as a fork-lift operator in shipping from United States Gypsum. Cecil was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61 and a veteran of the United States Army. He was also a member of the Lakeview Golf Course, and a very proud member of the PGA. Survivors include one sister Donna & Lee Sipes of Shoals, and one brother Mark Pennington of Shoals. Six nieces Nina Anderson of French Lick, Mary Kidwell of Loogootee, Tracie Stuckey of Loogootee, Michelle Thompson of Loogootee, Shonna Greenwell of Shoals, and Deidre Pennington of Shoals. One nephew Scott Pennington of Loogootee. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arnold "Duck Pennington and Anthony Lee Pennington in infancy. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with burial following in the Poplar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.


Robert Leonard Peoples, 70, of Shoals, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 9:07 p.m. at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bob fought a long hard battle against Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy and on Sunday evening he won the battle.
Robert was born on September 24, 1941 in Martin County, Indiana to Charles and Gethel Tow Peoples. He married his loving wife, of forty-four years, Sharon Kerns Peoples on September 7, 1967. Together, they farmed, raising cattle, horses and turkeys for Perdue Farms in Washington.
A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family, including:
Daughters: Cindy Budd, and her husband, Lt. Col. Shawn J. Budd, of San Diego, CA
Rita Collins, and her husband, Raymond Collins, of Anthony, FL
Christine Miller, and her husband, Ross Miller, of Zionsville, IN
Rebecca Host, and her husband, Brian Host, of Lexington, KY
Brother: Charles "Junior" and Naomi Peoples of Shoals
Sister: Tima and Gary Hickman of Shoals
Half-brother: Nathan Peoples of Seymour, TN.
Thirteen grandchildren: Ricky Jumper, Sarah Jumper, Eric Jumper, Alyssa Budd, Brent Collins, Aimee Collins, Courtney Collins, Henry Miller, Jack Miller, Elijah Host, Silas Host, Evelyn Host, and Sadie Host. Two great grandchildren: Isaiah Collins and Ikaika Jumper. He is preceded in death by one daughter Angie Lee Peoples and one son Leonard Wayne Peoples. Robert was the first coach of Shoals Jr. High School to lead a basketball team to a Blue Chip Title. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and taught 4H gun safety. Bob served as District One Martin County Commissioner for four years. He was enlisted in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964 as Quartermaster and retired from Crane in 1988 after 28 years of service. He was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1960, and a member of the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church. He was very interested in missions and was proud that he had served on two short-term mission trips to Haiti and Panama. A celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church, with visitation from noon until the hour of service at the church. Pastor John Moffatt will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Preferred memorials are to www.curepsp.org



James Albert Ragsdale, 87, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. at the Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick. He was born on October 2, 1926 in Martin County, Indiana to Cecil and Hazel Mae Jones Ragsdale. He married Helen Lucille Wininger on June 18, 1948 in Bedford, Indiana. James graduated from Shoals High School in 1948. He joined the United States Army where he served in World War II and the Philippine Conflict. He was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61 and a faithful member of the West Shoals Church of Christ. He retired from United States Gypsum and farming. He is survived by:
Wife, Helen of Shoals
Three daughters: Connie Mae and Mike Robbins of Memphis, TN
Donna Joan and Gary Boyd of Bedford
Robyn Lynn and Barney Hughes of French Lick
Two sons: Darren and Samantha Ragsdale of French Lick
Jason Todd Ragsdale of Shoals
Eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren
One half-brother, Steve Ragsdale of Shoals
Two half-sisters, Kay Horsting and Virginia Sue Waggoner both of Shoals
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Carleton Ragsdale
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals on Sunday, October 20, 2013. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.
Preferred memorials to the West Shoals Church of Christ




Helen Lucille Ragsdale, 83, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Friday morning, May 9, 2014 at her residence in Shoals. She was born on June 18, 1930 in Marion County, Indiana to Wallace F. and Mae Licht Wininger. She married James A. Ragsdale on her birthday in 1948 in Bedford, Indiana and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2013.
She graduated from Shoals High School in 1948. Helen was a dedicated and active member of the West Shoals Church of Christ. She worked alongside her husband farming until she retired, and she was a homemaker. She is survived by three daughters: Connie Mae and Mike Robbins of Memphis, TN
Donna Joan and Gary Boyd of Bedford
Robyn Lynn and Barney Hughes of French Lick
Two sons: Darren and Samantha Ragsdale of French Lick
Jason Todd Ragsdale of Shoals
Eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
One sister, Bonnie Troutman of Shoals She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Robert E. Wininger and a sister Carolyn Qualkenbush.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Preferred expressions of sympathy may be made to the West Shoals Church of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.




Violet R. Sutton Roberts, 86, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2014 at 8:03 a.m. at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.
She was born on October 9, 1928 in Martin County, Indiana to Leander L. and Sophia Matilda Ziegler Sutton. Violet retired from NWSC Crane in 1982 after 22 years of service. She was of the Christian Faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Cushman of Shoals and Jennifer Roberts of Indianapolis; one son, John Abel of Avon; sisters Faye Krenceski of Loogootee; and Carol Shaw of Gardner, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Mayme Cole, Olena Craney, and Dorothy Jones; and two brothers, Robert Sutton who was killed in action in Okinawa Japan in 1945 while serving in the US Marine Corps and Hayden L. Sutton.
Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Ms. Roberts' wishes will be honored and she will be cremated following services.




Mary K. Ross, 82, of Loogootee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 28, 2014 at 6:52 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. She was born on September 30, 1931 in Dugger, Indiana to John and Alice Eddington Reeves. She was married to the late Carl L. Ross. Mary was the last of her siblings.
Her greatest blessing in life was her family, including her children, Carla and Charlie Kline of Loogootee
Terry and Mike Wade of Loogootee
Debra and Marlin Graber of Loogootee
Carl L. Ross Jr. and Cindy of Orange Cove, CA
Mary Beth and Raymond Simmons of Loogootee
David Ross of Loogootee
John Ross of Montgomery
Grandchildren: M. Troy Kline; C. Travis and Sandy Kline; Rhonda and Dustin Rumble; Aaron and Brittany Kaiser; Derick and Erin Graber; Audrey and Shawn Stoll; J. Neal and Beth Graber; Brady Ross; Katelyn Ross; Sarah Ross; Raymie and Dusty Simmons; Cody and Lisa Simmons; Tyson Ross and Tommy Merydith.
Step-grandchildren: Melissa Wade; Cassandra Wade; Anthony Wade and Sarah Wade.
She was also blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, and her companion, Wayne Dillon of Loogootee.
Mary was preceded in death by one son, Carl Joe Ross; one daughter, Jennifer Ross Merydith; and one granddaughter, Alisha Kaiser. Mary attended Shoals High School and Vincennes University Jasper Center. She was a homemaker, a retired nurse and a member of the Loogootee Christian Church. Viewing will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Loogootee Christian Church. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Raymie Simmons; Cody Simmons; Derick Graber; Neal Graber; Aaron Kaiser; Tommy Merydith; and Tyler Ross.




Marcella S. Russell, 74, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:55 a.m. at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
She was born on September 20, 1939 in Martin County, Indiana to Donald Freeman and Evelyn Richardson Stewart. She married Donald W. Tedrow and he passed away in 2002. Marcella retired from R.C.A. in Bloomington. She is survived by her companion, Lester Gammon of Shoals
Two sons, William K. Tedrow of Bedford and Warren B. Tedrow of Sioux Falls, SD
Two grandsons, William Tedrow and Robert Tedrow both of Mitchell
Five great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Donald Richard Stewart of Jasper
Terry Lee Stewart of Otwell
Two sisters, Mary Skobel of Benton, IL and Carolyn Stewart of Otwell She is preceded in death by, parents, a granddaughter Trisha Tedrow and one sister Sheila. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.


Kenneth W. Sanders, 90, of Shoals, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior at 6:06 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Loogootee Nursing Center. He was born in Martin County, Indiana on December 28, 1921 to John F. and Nellie Hopkins Sanders. He married Ruby Harder Boyd on August 16, 1962 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee, and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2011. Upon completion of his education in Martin County Schools he enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky serving in the armored infantry during World War II European Theater, France and Germany. His military service was exemplary having received the American Defense Ribbon, FAME Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, good conduct ribbon, and the armored infantry badge ribbon. Mr. Sanders was a farmer in Martin County for more than 45 years. He and his wife were avid bowlers and enjoyed all of their bowling family. He was a dedicated member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee and served on the church council and various other leadership positions within the church. He was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61 and White River Co-Op, serving as board member for 8 years. Papa to all of his loving grandchildren , he will be greatly missed by his family including:
Daughter Thelma and Don Swor of Anthony, Florida
Step-daughter Linda and Tom Cannon of Kokomo
Step-sons: Gary and Donna Boyd of Bedford
Dale and Patricia Boyd of Shoals
Robert Boyd of Shoals
Step-Daughter-In-Law Gayla Boyd of Greene County
Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
One sister Alma Allen of Ft. Meyers, FL
Several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty Waggoner Sanders, five brothers, John, William, Carl, Bob and Harry Richard, two sisters Violet Fisher, Mary Sanders in infancy, granddaughter Christa Boyd, step-son Larry Boyd, and brother-in-law Robert Allen. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Loogootee. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.


Delema Ruth Wininger Sanders, age 77, Farmland, Indiana, since October of 2009, formerly of Shoals, Indiana since 1977, passed away on June 12, 2010 at 12:30 a.m. in her home, surrounded by her family. Delema was determined to see her 60th wedding anniversary, passing away thirty minutes into the day. Delema was born on August 16, 1932 in Martin County to Soll and Imogene Wraley Wininger. She married Clifford W. Sanders on June 12, 1950 in Shoals, Indiana, and he survives. Before her retirement, Delema was employed twelve years at the Martin County Court House working in the auditor and treasurers office. She was a graduate of Shoals High School, and a member of the Shoals Holiness Church where she was active in her congregation serving as deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, and treasurer. She is survived by five daughters:
Carolyn Sanders of Shoals, Indiana
Phyllis Tinsman Joe of Farmland, Indiana
Rita Childress Jr. of Farmland, Indiana
Mary Wright of Parker City, Indiana
Naomi Cox of Parker City, Indiana
One son John Sanders of Shoals, Indiana
Ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren
Two sisters Louise Lindley and Judy Smock
Three brothers John, Paul and Jimmie Wininger
Preceded in death by parents, one son Tom W. Sanders, two sisters Pauline Murray, and Juanita Cobb. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, Indiana, with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Burial in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.



Ruby Margaret Sanders, 82, Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2011 at 8:40 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born on November 28, 1928 in Martin County, Indiana to Otto and Matilda Fuhrman Harder. She first married Delbert L. Boyd on November 30, 1946 and he preceded her in death on November 15, 1956. She then married Kenneth W. Sanders on August 16, 1962 and he survives. She was a loving wife and mother. She was educated at Bateman School and Shoals Community Schools. She enjoyed attending St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee, where she was a member. Pastimes she greatly enjoyed were bowling and scenic drives on highways and country roads. Family includes her husband Kenneth W. of Shoals
A daughter Linda and Tom Cannon of Kokomo
Three sons: Gary L and Donna Boyd of Springville
Delbert Dale and Trish Boyd of Trinity Springs
Robert Paul Boyd of Trinity Springs
One step-daughter Thelma Lou and Don Swor of Anthony, Florida
One brother Paul and Fern Harder of Shoals
Nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, one son Larry Dean Boyd, and one granddaughter Christa R. Boyd. Preferred memorials to Alzhiemers Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Lou Sanders, 73, of Grand Rivers, KY, formerly of Shoals passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:17 p.m. at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Lou was born on August 16, 1938 in Martin County, Indiana to Ira Reid and Cleda Evelyn Jones Lundy.
She married Kenneth Sanders in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, and he preceded her in death in 1973. She worked as a waitress at the Blue Room in Shoals and Travelers Corp. in Orleans, IN. She was also a switchboard operator for Michigan Bell. She is missed by her family including: Daughter: Penny Ken Joiner of Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Two sons: Greg Misty Sanders of Trinity Springs
Kirk Kayla Sanders of Shoals
Two step-sons: Duane Lisa Sanders of Westland, Michigan
Keith Linda Sanders of Dexter, Michigan
Nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Two brothers Irvin Lundy of Greenwood and Spencer Lundy of Loogootee
Preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.




Roy Leland Sanders, 73, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at 12:49 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Bloomington Hospital. Born March 5, 1937, he was the son of Ranzy and Ruth Taylor Sanders. He married Wilma J. Teegarden in 1972, and she survives. He was retired from the Street Department City of Bedford, Indiana, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61. Wife Wilma J. of Shoals
Step-son George Cunnington of Bedford
Several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Brother Henry Sanders of Trinity Springs
Preceded in death by parents, and five brothers:
Gordon, Marvin, Dale, Roy and Genner Sanders




Sherry Lynn Seals, 52, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at her residence on December 22, 2010. She was born in Daviess County, Indiana on July 14, 1958 to her parents John and Shirley Brassine Bratton. She married Larry Seals on June 5, 1993, and he survives. She was a member of the Shoals High School Class of 1976. Sherry was employed by Perfect Fit in Loogootee. She was of the Christian Faith. Other surviving relatives include:
Daughter Jill Lake of Shoals
Three grandsons Wyatt Sipes, Zane Lake, and Remington Lake.
Mother Shirley Bratton of Shoals
Two sisters: Cathy Dennis Seals of Loogootee Carrie John Gabhart of Trinity Springs
Mother-In-Law Irene Seals of Loogootee
Six nieces and two nephews
Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her father John Bratton, two brothers Robert and John "Tater" Bratton, and her father-in-law Wilson Seals. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with Bro. Kris Beasley officiating. Friends may call from 3-8:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Burial in Trinity Springs Cemetery Preferred memorials to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.




Paul E. "Gene" Shaw 77, of Shoals, IN, passed away July 20, 2010. He was born born January 16, 1933 in Shoals, IN to Leland Leonard and Grace Elizabeth Hall Shaw. He married Mary Ann Albaugh on May 9, 1954, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shoals High School, Class of 1950. He retired as Sgt. Major of the United States Army after twenty-seven years of service and was then employed at the Naval Weapons Support Center. Along with his wife Ann, Gene is survived by his sons, Paul Eugene Shaw II and Trice Gibbons of Nasville, TN, and John Leland Shaw and David B. de Wetter of El Paso, TX; two brothers, Donald of Radcliffe, Kentucky; Bill Shaw of Shoals, IN; and half-brother, Leonard O. Shaw of Greenwood, Indiana. Gene was a member of the Shoals Christian Church. He was the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Shoals Lion Club. His memberships also included the Order of the Eastern Star, White River Masonic Lodge #332 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite of Evansville, the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Board in Martin County, and the Martin County Property Tax Review Board. He was a founding and current member of the Martin County Community Foundation. He was the Treasurer of the National Sojourners, Indiana Chapter #328. He was a recipient of the Shoals Dollars for Scholars Award. He was a former member of the West Boggs Park Board and was appointed in 2004 to the Martin County Redevelopment Commmission. He served as President of the WestGate@ Crane Authority from June 2006 to December 2009, and was a current board member. He received the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Gov. Mitch Daniels and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was the Martin County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2010 and Co-Grand Marshall of the Catfish Festival Parade in 2010. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Services will be Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at the Shoals Christian Church with visitation 9-10 a.m. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shoals Dollars for Scholars Fund or the Martin County Community Foundation "Betterment Fund".


Donald Leland Shaw, 83, of Radcliff, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born May 17, 1931 in Shoals, Indiana to Leland Leonard and Grace Hall Shaw. He married Linda Sue Fahr on May 27, 1956, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shoals High School, Class of 1948. Donald served over 30 years on active duty in the US Armed Forces, first for 17 years in the US Air Force as an Office of Special Investigations OSI Agent attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and then he branch transferred to the US Army as a Military Intelligence Warrant Officer attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Three. He retired in 1978. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among his awards, he received the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal. He continued in government service as a civilian employee working for several military intelligence agencies at For Knox, KY finally retiring in 1994. Donald is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Roland and Gene, and his sister Doris Nigg. Along with his wife Linda, Donald is survived by one brother, Bill Shaw of Shoals, IN, two sons, Donald Shaw II and Donna of Pueblo, CO, and Kent Shaw and Robin of Clarksville, TN, and one daughter Lisa Holmes and Ronald of Flat Rock, IL. He has four grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Mark Shaw of Oak Grove, KY; Jason Randall of Radcliff, KY, and Shannon Carter of Radcliff, KY; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Chrisopher Anshutz, of Radcliff, KY; and Aubrey Shaw of Oak Grove, KY. Donald was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Masonic Lodge as well as local government service. He was the 1995-96 National President of the Sojourners. He was a 33rd degree Mason. His memberships include Camp Knox Lodge #919 F.& A.M. and National Sojourner Chapter #134 both of Radcliff, KY, the Scottish Rite of Evansville, In, Military Order of World Wars, The Retired Officers Association, and he had memberships in numerous other Masonic and Sojourner Chapters. He has been a member of the Radcliff, KY City Council for over 19 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Vine Grove, Ky with a Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m. A seperate visitation will be held on Monday, September 22, 20 14 at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals from 6-8:00 p.m., with a funeral service to follow on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and burial immediately following in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Melva Blume Sherfick, 89, of Shoals, Indiana went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 24, 2011 at 3:35 p.m. at the Bloomington Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 11, 1922, along with her twin sister Margaret June, to Noah and Ollie Jones Kerns in Martin County, Indiana near Rusk. Blume married Howard Sherfick on April 15, 1945. Upon his passing on May 23, 2011, they had been married for sixty-six years. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Shoals Christian Church. Blume was extremely active and served on several church committees over the years, including missions and the kitchen ministry; however, she most enjoyed being the Nursery Superintendent for many yeras. She deeply loved the Lord, her church, and her church family. Blume was an active fifty year member of the Town & Country Home Extension Club, member of the Jug Rox Grandmothers Club, Flower and Garden Club, and former member of the Martin County Fair Board. Blume and her twin June enjoyed a friendly competition for many years exhibiting flowers and vegetables in the Open Class at the Martin County & 4H Fair. She loved her flowers indoors and outdoors. She was an avid gardener and always had a countiful harvest which she shared with family and friends. Blume worked at the Shoals Bus Stop for four years during World War II. She then started one of the first actual day care centers in 1946. She cared for many-many children for thirty plus years, and was an accomplished homemaker. She loved and was very devoted to her family which includes:
Daughter Linda June and Richard Hawkins
Sons: David and Sonja Sherfick
John Daniel and Nancy Sherfick
Nine grandchildren: Rod Mimi Hawkins; Mark Missy Hawkins; Lea Shawn Cullison; Tamar Kent Greenwell; Grant Sherfick; Lynette Chris Newman; Evan Jean Sherfick; Mason and Seth Sherfick.
Thirteen great-grandchildren: Shelby Sands, Ethan Sands, Emily Sands, Ashley Hawkins, Michael Hawkins, Ryan Hawkins, Megan Hawkins, Melanie Hawkins, Cati Greenwell, Sarah Greenwell, Sophie Greenwell, Reagan Sherfick, Everett Sherfick and Crosby Sherfick.
She is also survived by her twin sister Margaret June Hendrix of French Lick.
Preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Essie Mae Harder, Grace Fuhrman, Mary Harden and five brothers Homer, Oscar, Alton, Ollis and Walter Bert Kerns. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shoals Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.




Diana Jean Taylor, 63, of Washington, Indiana, former Loogootee resident, passed away on October 8, 2010 at 9:05 a.m. at the Daviess Community Hospital. Diana was born on December 11, 1946 in Hartford City, Indiana, to Charles and Wilma Teegarden Cunnington. She married Hubert "Keg" Taylor on May 24, 1968, and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2004. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her mother Wilma Sanders of Shoals.
Sons: Caleb Taylor of Washington
David and Desiree Taylor of Loogootee
Daughter Amy Dawn Taylor and Terry Salmon of Washington.
Grandchildren: Trevor, Joy, Makenzie and Avry.
One brother George Cunnington of Bedford,
Preceded in death by her husband Keg, father Charles Cunnington, one son Charles Taylor, one brother Charles Cunnington, and three grandchildren in infancy. Services will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. John Simmons



Frederick D. Taylor, 84, of Shoals passed away on February 1, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. at the Daviess Community Hospital. He was born on November 23, 1927 in Indian Springs to Henry M. and Della Abigail Chastain Taylor. He married Betty Runyon on August 24, 1952, and she preceded him in death on October 6, 1964. Fred retired as a fork lift operator from United States Gypsum. He is survived by one daughter Gloria Jean Taylor of Shoals. Two sisters Sylvia and Carl Rush of Dover Hill and Lois June and Robert Conklin of Dover Hill. Three brothers: Gerald Max and Lina Taylor of Sana Maria, CA; Henry "Hank" Taylor Jr of Loogootee; and Roger D. and Connie Taylor of Elnora. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, wife, two sisters Julia Kathleen Litton, Emily Halajean Silver, his twin brother William Eugene and broter James Eldon Taylor.



Pauline Fern Taylor, 64, of Washington, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her residence. Pauline had been in failing health for several years. She was born on August 1, 1946 in Shoals, Indiana to Samuel Roscoe and Minnie Viola Probasco Butler. She is survived by three daughters:
Cindy David O'Brien of Loogootee
Donna Christopher Dunn of Loogootee
Ilene Lupe Cortes of Crofton, Ky
One son: Anthony "Brad" Stacy Taylor of Washington
Seven grandchildren
Three sisters: Jane Crowe of French Lick Ruth Holman of Shoals Betty Salmon of Shoals
Three brothers: Samuel Butler of French Lick Laverne "Bud" Butler of Shoals Leroy Butler of TN
Preceded in death by sister Elsie Mae Butler, and her father Samuel "Rocky" Butler.




Larry D. Taylor, 70, Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at the Washington Nursing Center on August 1, 2012 at 11:22 .m. He was born on September 21, 1941 in Loogootee, Indiana to Sherman Roscoe and Eva Belle Sheetz Taylor.
He was first married to Pauline Butler. He then married Linda Steczyk and she survives.
He is also survived by:
One son Anthony "Brad" and Stacy Taylor of Washington
Daughters Cynthia "Cindy" and David O'Brien of Loogootee
Donna Dunn of Loogootee
Ilene and Lupe Cortes of Sebree, KY
Denise Pearson of Crane
Seven grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
One sister Joyce Crosslin of Murfreesboro, TN
Preceded in death by his parents, first wife Pauline, three brothers and three sisters.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Loogootee American Legion, former Loogootee Moose Lodge, and the Park and Spark Car Club. His hobby was restoring old cars and was owner of T & O Fun Cars. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a retired and well-known mechanic for Uebelhor and Sons in Jasper. Visitation will be on Monday, August 6, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.



Marvin W. Tedrow, 66, of Shoals, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. his home.
Marvin was born on December 10, 1946, in Martin County, Indiana to Gledys and Elnora Davis Tedrow. He married Delema Dee Tedrow on September 2, 1966 at the Poplar Grove Wesleyan Church. He was a 1965 graduate of Shoals High School and retired as Shipping Supervisor from Jasper Wood Products. He was a faithful member of the Poplar Grove Wesleyan Church and served as church trustee.
He is survived by his wife, of forty-six years, Delema "Dee" of Shoals
Two daughters: Wanda Miller, and Tim, of Edinburgh
Kathy Burton, and Jason, of Edinburgh
Three grandchildren: Christopher and Matthew Taylor of Washington, and Jennifer Zehnder of Edinburgh.
Two step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and four step-great-grandchildren. Three brothers, James and Freeman Tedrow, both of Shoals; and Michael Tedrow of Mt. Vernon.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Wilma Parke, a sister in infancy, and one step-great granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Poplar Grove Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Poplar Grove Wesleyan Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Elnora M. Tedrow, age 91, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:05 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. Born June 16, 1919 in Martin County, she was the daughter of James H.Davis and Anna K. Meyer Davis. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; James E. and Justine, Marvin W. and Delema, G. Freeman and Marilyn, all of Shoals, and Michael L. and Dawn Tedrow of Mount Vernon, Indiana; eleven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Gledys Tedrow on July 13, 1990, whom she married January 20, 1938. Her parents, three sisters, four brothers and two daughters, Camella J. Tedrow and Wilma M. Parke are also deceased. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the church on Sunday. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, at Poplar Grove Church with Rev. James Downs and grandson Rev. Gary Tedrow officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Grove cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Poplar Grove Church.



Herman Tedrow, age 91, of Shoals, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 9:45 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was one of twelve children, born November 1, 1919, to the late Enoch and Dora Tedrow. Herman was a WWII Marine Veteran, employed 30 years at International Harvester of Indianapolis, and faithfully attended Poplar Grove Wesleyan Church. He was married fifty-one years to Zella Maxine Davis, and she preceded him in death in 1998. They are survived by their children:
Ray Tedrow of Indianapolis
Dorothy Wilson of Indianapolis
Zela Hatcher of Louisiana
Phyllis Davis of Pennsylvania
Carolyn Kirby of Indianapolis
Earl Tedrow of Shoals
Bruce Tedrow of Indianapolis
Fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchldren Herman will be greatly missed.



Elmer Cletus Tedrow, 84, of Shoals, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
Born on March 5, 1931 in Alfordsville, Indiana he was the son of the late Edgar and Dortha (Witt) Tedrow.

Cletus was previously employed by Lindsey’s Ford Tractor Sales, Monon Railroad Company, and he retired from his greatest joy, woodworking. He was a lifelong Martin County dairy and grain farmer. He attended Martin County Schools and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2442.
He is survived by daughters Connie Benson of Salem; Cheryl and Tim Beyers of Shoals; Rick and Rhonda Tedrow of Dubois; Mark and Renee Tedrow of Shoals; Bob and Vicky Tedrow of Shoals; and Brian and Susan Tedrow of Shoals. 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 1 sister, Dorothy “Midge” Collins of Shoals. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters Eva Feller and Mary Montgomery; and brothers, Paul, Marion and Kenny Tedrow.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


Ethel Juanita Tharp, age 70, of Shoals, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. She was born on December 5, 1941 in Martin County, Indiana to the late Wayne and Ilean Potts Tharp.
Ms. Tharp retired after 32 years of service from R.C.A., in Bloomington. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting and had completed one gorgeous quilt top, and began working on another, while she was a resident of Westview Nursing Center in Bedford. She attended the Shoals Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Todd, of Shoals, and Sharon Blake and husband John, of Loogootee; one brother, Gary Tharp, of Shoals; two nieces, Stacey Crowder and husband, John, and Anne Todd, all of Shoals; and two nephews, Jeffrey Roberts of Bloomington, and Jeffrey Crowder, of Shoals. She thought of her nieces and hephews as her own children. One brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Sandra Tharp, have also preceded her in death



Marvin J. Tharp, 61, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his residence in Shoals. He was born on February 25, 1949 in Martin County, Indiana to Wayne and Ilean Potts Tharp. He married Sandra Lumm in Shoals, Indiana on February 2, 2006.He was a farmer, and worked in the timber business. Survivors include his wife Sandra of Shoals.
One step-son Jesse Roscoe and Tabitha Lumm of Bicknell
One step-grandson Steve Trey Lumm of Bicknell
Three sisters: Shirley Todd of Shoals Sharon John Blake of Loogootee Juanita Tharp of Shoals.
One brother Gary Tharp of Shoals.
Nieces Stacy and Derek Crowder and Annie Todd.
Nephews Jeffrey Roberts and Jeffrey Crowder. Preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
Services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery


 
Sandra RaNell Tharp
, age 49, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on December 22, 2010 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 50 West of Shoals. She was born on December 25, 1960 in Enid Oaklahoma to J.R. and Ruth Morrow Lumm. She married Marvin Tharp in 1993, and he preceded her in death on December 16, 2010. She was a homemaker, and had received a A.S. degree in Medical Assisting. Other survivors include a son Jesse and Tabitha Lumm of Bicknell
Grandson Steven Trey Lumm of Bicknell
Parents J.R. and Ruth Lumm of Shoals
Brother Mark Lumm of Shoals
Sister Cheryl Lumm of Shoals
Nephew Levi and Niece Jessica. Preceded in death by her first husband Ronald Harris.



Velma Lou Bough Tharp, 68, Shoals, passed away at 12:14 a.m. at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. She was born on November 16, 1942 in Trinity Springs, Indiana to Claude and Lucy Jewell Bough. She was the owner and operator of Velma's Diner in Shoals, a graduate of Williams High School Class of 1960, and was of the Christian faith. Velma was a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary. Her family includes:
Daughters Debbie Montgomery and Robin Jones of Shoals
Shannon Tharp of Shoals
Son Brian and Mandy Tharp of Shoals
Six grandchildren: Roy Montgomery, Missy Dobson, Nathan Jones and Trish; D.J. and Brian Lee Tharp.
Great grandchildren: BriLee Tharp, Alysse Wadsworth, Brooklyn Dobson, Adriane Dobson, McKenzie Jones and Alexis Jones.
Three brothers Joe Bough, and his wife, Janice of Martinsville, Gordon "Pike" Bough of Shoals, Bernard, and his wife, Joy of Dover Hill. Two sisters: Linda Melton, and her husband, Joe of Yuma, AZ, Loria M. Wilson of Shoals, and sister-in-law Barbara Bough of Loogootee. Preceded in death by parents, son Jason Scott Tharp, and two brothers Doyle Bough and in infancy James Ernest Bough.



Helen Lucille Tharp, 91, of Shoals, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center.
Born on August 14, 1924 in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ella (Gilbert) Holt. She married Frank M. Tharp in Martin County, Indiana on September 10 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1988.

Lucille was previously employed at the French Lick Sheraton and at the Shoals Bus Stop. She attended the Shoals Holiness Church.
She is survived by:
Son, Charles, and wife Lois Tharp of Shoals
Daughters, Lois M. Fuartado Loogootee, Indiana and Beverly Gee of Shoals.
17 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 29 great-great grandchildren.
1 sister Violet and husband Clinton Roberts of French Lick, Indiana

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son James Darrell Tharp, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and sister Pauline Denny.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and the funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Lavonne Crim Thompson was born March 4th, 1926 in Shoals, IN and passed away November 1st, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she resided the last year. In 1950 Lavonne married Fred Thompson of Williams, IN. Fred and Lavonne moved from Indiana in the 50's as Fred started his career with Frontier Airlines. After living in Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, they were transferred to Tulsa, OK and lived in Owasso, OK for 35 years. She was a member of Stone Canyon Church of Christ. At 19 she became a member of the Home Extension Service in Indiana and continued her membership in all the states she lived. She was an active member of the Owasso Pioneers, the local chapter. In 1982 Lavonne was voted Tulsa County Homemaker of the Year. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992 but is lovingly remembered by her sisters Violette Schreiber, Aloah King, Ioma Willis, brother, Dwight Crim, daughters Jan Prentice Ron, Rhea Buchanan Bill, Regena Tucker Dennis, Kay Wilburn Doug, son Mark Thompson, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Mt. Olive Church in Williams, Indiana. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Queen Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and Fred Hunter's Funeral Service in Hollywood, Fl.



Jack Ray Tinkle, 77, of Paoli, Indiana, formerly of Shoals, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the Paoli Health & Living Center at 7:37 p.m. He was born on September 11, 1933 to David "Sy" and Ruth Lindley Tinkle. He married Dolly Spurgeon and she preceded him in death in 1994. Jack retired from National Gypsum, attended the Paoli Baptist Church, and was a member of American Legion Post #61 and V.F.W #8589. He is survived by three sons:
Rick Spurgeon of French Lick; Richard & Lori Tinkle of Orleans, and Jason Tinkle of Shoals
Six grandchildren.
Seven sisters: Brenda Tedrow, Linda Courtright, Janet Ragens, and Pam Blair all of Loogootee; Lana Bush of Linton, Yvonne Stone and Clarabelle Wininger of Shoals. Four brothers: Carl Tinkle of Scottsburg, Harold Tinkle of Dubois, Tennis Tinkle of Loogootee and Bill Tinkle of Shoals.
Preceded in death by parents, wife, brother Danny Tinkle and sister Sue Taylor.



Robert "Bob" Tolbert, 69, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Bob had wished to be an organ donor and upon his passing, Kathy honored his request. Bob was born on May 25, 1944 in Shoals, Indiana to Johnnie and Nanny Jones Tolbert. He married Kathy Murray in Martin County on October 27, 1989. He graduated in 1962 from Shoals High School and was a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Shoals Christian Church. Bob was employed by Tredway's Market in Shoals for many years as a grocery stocker and retired from the Jay C Store as a meat cutter.
He is survived by:
Wife, Kathy of Shoals
Daughter, Tracey Truelove of Washington
Son, Bobby Knepp of Washington
Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
One brother, William Tolbert of Loogootee.
Three sisters, Margaret Williams of Evansville
Vicki Sheppard of Shoals
Debbie Hovis of Mitchell
Preceded in death by parents, one daughter Kasey Murray, and two sisters, Laura Collins and Linda Mumma. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Shoals American Legion Post #61.
Preferred memorials are to the charity of choice.



Jonathan Kyle Tow, 32, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on June 8, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. at the Daviess Community Hospital . He was born on February 13, 1982 in Washington, Indiana to John Bruce and Donna Sue Abel Tow. Jonathan graduated from Shoals High School and worked at Pluto Corporation. He was a handyman
and worked at various odd jobs. He was a member of the River Church in Shoals. Jonathan loved to play basketball and hunt arrowheads. He was a talented artist. Jonathan is survived by his father, John Bruce Tow of Shoals
Maternal grandparents, Roger and Rosie Abel of Shoals
Two daughters, Kaydence Alyne Sutton of Shoals and Anna Marie Fox of Loogootee .
Many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will forever miss Jonathan, his beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor .
He is also preceded in death by his mother, Donna Sue in 1990, his paternal grandparents, Vergil and Ruth Tow, his Uncle Ronnie Tow and a cousin, Tonya Laine Taylor. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Martin Tow, age 77, of Shoals, Indiana went to be with his Lord on January 14, 2011 at 7:12 a.m. at Daviess Community Hospital. Mr. Tow was born on January 7, 1934 in Martin County, to Merton and Letha Earl Tow. He married Rosemary Hoene in 1974 in Martinsville, Indiana. He was employed for thirty-one years by RCA, and was in the ministry. Surviving along with his wife Rosemary, is one son Rodney Tow of Shoals, and two grandchildren Clayton and Keylee Tow. Also, his twin brother Merton Tow resides in Shoals. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and seven brothers. Graveside rites will be held at Springhill Cemetery on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.



 

Merton Tow, Jr, age 80, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on April 19, 2014 at 9:35 p.m. at the Garden Villa in Bedford. He was born on January 7, 1934 in Shoals, Indiana to Merton and Letha Earl Tow, Sr. He married Mary Jane Bledsoe on September 3, 1960 in Palmarya, Indiana, and she survives. He retired as an ammunition worker from NWSC Crane, was a member of the West Shoals Church of Christ, and a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Merton is survived by his wife, of fifty-three years, Mary Jane Tow of Shoals
One daughter, Kristy Gee of Shoals
Two sons, Merton Timothy Tow of Shoals and Sheldon Tow of Bedford
One granddaughter, Shelby Venters of Shoals and one grandson, Devin Venters of Shoals He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; Zelma Tow and Ruth Thimling; eight brothers,
Jesse, Carl, Harold, Roy, Virgil, Oral, Nelson, and Merton's twin brother, Martin Tow. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.



James M. Troutman, 70, of Shoals, passed away on April 22, 2014 at 8:20 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born on July 22, 1943 in Shoals, Indiana to Malcolm and Muriel Reynolds Troutman. He married Bonnie Lou Wininger at the Shoals United Methodist Church on April 27, 1963.
He was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1961 was formerly employed at United States Gypsum for fourteen years. He was a lifelong farmer, and a member of the Hindostan United Methodist Church. He is survived by his family, including his wife of fifty-one years, Bonnie Troutman of Shoals
Three sons, Jeffrey W. and Vida Troutman of Jasper
Dean and Lorna Ann Troutman of Dover Hill
Patrick and Laura Leigh Troutman of Shoals
Daughter, Louanna and David Lindenschmidt of Shoals Thirteen grandchildren: Vickie, Kyle, J.D., Nicole, Haley, Reva, Luke, Kendra, Shana, Ashlyn, Max, Daphne and Derek.
Five great-grandchildren, Kolin, Kody, Casen, Abby and Silas
One brother, Tim Troutman of Shoals
One sister, Patricia Weiland of Eaton, Ohio
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hindostan United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Hindostan United Methodist Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Martha Tuttle, 78, of Shoals, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born in Shoals, Indiana on November 7, 1934 to Emanuel and Elva Townsend Tuttle. Martha was a very pleasant lady who always found the positive in every life event and each person. She was an avid NASCAR fan. She enjoyed working and retired recently after 19 years from the K-Mart in Bedford. Martha began her work career in Indianapolis, Indiana for the Indiana State Department of Health and continued with the branch in Washington until her retirement in 1972. She was also employed by JC Foods, mainly at the Washington store, but she filled in as cashier at various store locations. She also did bookkeeping for Albrights Chevyland in Loogootee for five years.
She is dearly loved and missed by her only son, Isaac Rene Tuttle of Shoals
One brother, Emanuel Tuttle, Jr of Roseville, California. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by four brothers, Pershing, James, Harding and Isaac Tuttle.
She was a graduate of Shoals High School, and very active in the Martin County 4H, Rainbow Girls and Order of The Eastern Star, and active in the Indiana Rural Youth. Services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with visitation on Wednesday evening from 4-8:00 p.m. The Order of Eastern Star will hold a memorial service on Wednesday evening. Burial will be in the Hindostan Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center or the Wounded Warrior Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home



Norma L. Wade, 78, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Norma was born on May 19, 1934 in Martin County, Indiana to Emerson and Hazel Gertrude Kidwell Shipman.
On Christmas Day of 1952 she married Wayne F. Wade in Odon, Indiana and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1999.
Norma graduated with the Class of 1952 from Shoals High School. She was formerly employed as Secretary to the Principal of the Shoals Community School Corporation. She also worked for Tredway's Market in Shoals, and was bookkeeper for Friesenhengst's, Albright Insurance Agency, and Bill Dobson Ford. She was a faithful member of the Shoals Christian Church. She is deeply loved and missed by her family, including:
Daughter, Tangela L. and Vincent Marsh of Anderson
Daughter, Stacy and Daniel Owens of Shoals
Son, Daniel Scott and Sherry Wade of Shoals
Son, Kelly W. and Michele Wade of Mitchell
Grandchildren: Will Owens, Melissa Garrison, Holly Carey, Vincent Marsh, Joshua Wade, Joana Wade, and Jenna Wade.
Great-grandchildren: Sydney Owens, Ella Owens, Noelle Carey and Cooper Carey.
One sister, Ruth Ann Roach of Shoals
Nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, one sister Barbara Pipher, and two brothers, James Shipman and Billy Shipman in childhood.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Shoals Christian Church, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Bro. Matthew Sullivan will be officiating the service. She will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Grace Irene Wade, 86, formerly of Shoals, passed away on August 30, 2012 at 12:30 a.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born on May 19, 1926 in Shoals, Indiana to Tom and Mae Black Stevens. Grace married Paul E. Wade in October of 1948, and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1975. She was a homemaker and also worked at N.A.D. Crane. She was a member of the Shoals Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter Linda Kay Diamond, and her husband, Tim, of Shoals.
Step-son: Gordon L. Wade, and his wife, Pat, of Washington.
One sister Daisy Carrico of Washington, Indiana Three grandsons, Timothy Paul Diamond, Shane R. Diamond, and Paul E. Wade.
Two step-grandsons, Jay B. Wade and Ryan L. Wade.
One great-granddaughter Haylee Brooke Diamond
Five step-great grandchildren, Sydney, Colin, Evan, Brandon, and Mallory Wade.

Preceded in death by husband, son Tony Wade, one brother, and one sister.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until the hour of service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Allbright Cemetery. Pastor Gerald Montgomery will officiate.



Mary Naomi Walker, 89, of Loogootee, Indiana, went to be forever with her Lord, on May 14, 2014 at twelve noon, at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Naomi was the last of nine children born to Elias Oscho and Rille Mae White Harbinson, and she was born in Rutherford Township on November 27, 1924.
She married the love of her life, Rev. Elza V. Walker, on August 26, 1966 in French Lick, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1995.
She graduated from Loogootee High School and attended bible college at the Frankfort Bible College in Frankfort, Indiana. Naomi worked a few years for the Reliance Shirt Factory in Loogootee, but quit to take care of her ailing parents. She found caregiving to be a good fit for her, and never returned to work outside of the home again, preferring to be a caregiver to family members when called upon, and assisting her husband with pastoral duties in several Indiana counties. Presently, Naomi attended the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church where she served as pianist and organist.
She will be truly missed by her family, including, daughter, Alfreda and Leland Gibson of Loogootee
Seven grandchildren and several great –grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Bernadine Choate, four brothers and four sisters.
Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee from 4-8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014 and a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Rutherford Township. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Delbert E. Walls, Sr., 82, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Martin County, Indiana on April 21, 1929 to Joe and Neva Compton Walls. He married Pansy Jean Wilkinson on June 25, 1950 at the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, and she survives. Delbert retired in 1996 from the Maintenance Department of National Gypsum in Shoals, and had been working part-time at the West Boggs Park in Loogootee. He was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church in Springville. Survivors include his wife Pansy of Loogootee
Two sons: Delbert Walls Jr. of Olathe, Kansas
Michael D. Walls of Bedford
Two daughters; Debra J. Taber of Springville, TN
Rebecca L. Uffner of Lebanon, PA
Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
Four sisters: Barbara Lundy of Loogootee; Nancy Moore of Bedford; Bonnie Goodpastor of Paoli; and Bevery Shedd of Ellettsville.
Two brothers; Alfred D. and Joe Walls both of Shoals




Rebecca "Becky" Walls, 67, of Shoals, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at her residence. Born on June 3, 1947 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Homer L. and Katherine Bridges Akles.
She married Alfred "Dean" Walls on October 9, 1968 in Shoals, and he survives. Becky graduated from Shoals High School. She then attended Vincennes Beauty College and worked as a beautician. She was a member of the Church of the Cross. She is survived by her husband Dean Walls of Shoals
Two daughters, Julie Jones, and her husband, Darrin of Shoals
Jennifer Phillips, and her husband, Chad of Shoals
Two sons, Joe and Jim Walls, both of Shoals
Five grandchildren, Austin Myers, Madison Jones, Darrin Ray Jones, Tyler Williams and Kelton Williams.
Two brothers, Merrill Akles of Loogootee
William Akles, and his wife, Carol of Oakland City Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22 at the funeral home.



Glenn W. Walton, 83, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on July 19, 2013 at the Washington Nursing Center. He was born on December 11, 1929 in Martin County to Claude and Mary Kutch Walton. He married Kathleen Doney and she preceded him in death in 1998. He graduated from Shoals High School and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the White River Masonic Lodge F&AM.
Glenn was a life-long farmer and most content when he was seated on one of his John Deere tractors.
He is survived by one daughter, Glenda Walton of Loogootee
Two sisters: Melba Harker of Loogootee and Olive Pruett of Loogootee.
Numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, son Claude, a son in infancy, and a sister Mildred Allbright.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.



Samuel Ray Warne Sr., 49, Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Monday, December 24, 2012 following a battle with cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born in Memphis, TN on August 3, 1963 to Samuel Albert and Wilma Richer Warne. He married Georgia Blevins on July 4, 1980. He was a 1981 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School, and employed by T.C.R. Welding of Odon. He was an avid outdoors man. He was happiest when he was in the woods hunting deer, arrowheads and ginseng. He is survived by:
Wife, Georgia of Loogootee
2 sons: Samuel Warne, Jr of Washington
D.J. Warne of Loogootee
Daughter, Kristina and Josh Collins of Stendal
Grandchildren, Iyivie and Jereit Crosby
Mother, Wilma Warne of Washington
2 Brothers: James & Shannon Warne of Washington
Robert E. and Christina Warne of Washington
Half-sister, Cindy Warne of Washington Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Warne, maternal grandparents, Enos and Adeline Richer, and paternal grandparents Robert and Dorothy Warne. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service at three o'clock p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee. Cremation will follow.



Raymond Gerald Warner, 31, of Shoals, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Shoals on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Ray was born on October 24, 1981 in Jasper, Indiana to Ralph Waldo and Phyllis Kay Sanders Warner. Ray was a member of the Shoals Church of The Nazarene and was Chaplain of the Shoals Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442. He was a member of the Shoals High School Class of 2000. Ray was an avid fan of Shoals High School sports and IU Basketball. He was employed by R.J.'s Food Mart and helped out at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home.
His memory will be forever cherished by:
Mother, Phyllis of Shoals
Maternal grandparents, Jerry and Kay Sanders of Shoals
Paternal grandmother, Mildred Warner of Shoals
Two aunts: Karla and Bill Henry of Shoals
Retha Hert of Shoals
Two uncles Douglas and Valerie Sanders of Terre Haute Roy and Janet Warner of Loogootee
Several nieces and nephews
Many , many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph, on September 21, 2012 and his paternal grandfather, Waldo Warner.
Visitation will be from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The Fraternal Order of Eagles will conduct a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Shoals Church of The Nazarene or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Billy Leland Wildman, 82, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on October 28, 1930 in Loogootee, Indiana to Leland and Elva Jones Wildman. He married Mable Sue Heshelman on April 8, 1956 and she preceded him in death on April 9, 1994. Billy was a retired farmer and drove a school bus for the Loogootee School Corp for twenty-two years. He also worked for Riverview Farms in Washington, Indiana. He was a graduate of Loogootee High School. He is survived by son Norman and Debra Wildman of Loogootee
Son Billy Dean Wildman of Shoals
Daughter-In-Law Anita Wildman of Loogootee
One brother Gary Wildman of Greenwood
Grandchildren: Brian Wildman, Brandon Wildman, Sara Hamden, Megan Mersinger, Wesley Wildman, Daniel Wildman, Ashley Williams, Nathan Williams, Angela Mandenbach, Stephanie Wildman and Megan Wildman.
Special neighbors Lisa Jones and Jack Lee 12 great-grandchildren
1 great-great grandchild
Preceded in death by a son Steven, two brothers and one sister.
Billy served in the United States Marine Corp from 1952-1954 in Korea.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee, with the service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery. Loogootee American Legion and V.F.W. will accord military graveside rites.



Betty R. Watson, 72, Shoals, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. at the residence of her son in Shoals. She was born on September 7, 1939 in Lawrence County, Indiana to Eldred and Ruth Allen Lindley. She married J.D. Watson on January 18, 1958 at the Shoals Methodist Church and he passed away on December 28, 2007. She was formerly employed as a cook at the Martin County Correctional Center and the Shoals Bus Stop. She worked at Essex in Orleans and operated her own sewing shop at her home. Betty graduated from Shoals High School. She is survived by her family:
Son Joe and Connie Watson of Shoals
Three grandchildren: Joseph Daniel Watson of Shoals, Sarah Marie McKinzie and Jeremy David Watson both of French Lick.
Six great-grandchildren
Two sisters: Joyce and Ed Lewis of Shoals and Wilma and Clyde Crowder of Dover Hill.
Preceded in death by parents, husband, and one brother Karl Lindley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5, from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Billy Leland Wildman, 82, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on October 28, 1930 in Loogootee, Indiana to Leland and Elva Jones Wildman. He married Mable Sue Heshelman on April 8, 1956 and she preceded him in death on April 9, 1994. Billy was a retired farmer and drove a school bus for the Loogootee School Corp for twenty-two years. He also worked for Riverview Farms in Washington, Indiana. He was a graduate of Loogootee High School. He is survived by son Norman and Debra Wildman of Loogootee
Son Billy Dean Wildman of Shoals
Daughter-In-Law Anita Wildman of Loogootee
One brother Gary Wildman of Greenwood
Grandchildren: Brian Wildman, Brandon Wildman, Sara Hamden, Megan Mersinger, Wesley Wildman, Daniel Wildman, Ashley Williams, Nathan Williams, Angela Mandenbach, Stephanie Wildman and Megan Wildman.
Special neighbors Lisa Jones and Jack Lee 12 great-grandchildren
1 great-great grandchild
Preceded in death by a son Steven, two brothers and one sister.
Billy served in the United States Marine Corp from 1952-1954 in Korea.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee, with the service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery. Loogootee American Legion and V.F.W. will accord military graveside rites.



Charles "Bob" Wilkerson, 63, of Birdseye, Indiana, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, KY at 3:00 p.m. He was born to Bud Wilkerson and Dimple Holt La Marca on May 1, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Lana Salmon in 1976 in Loogootee, Indiana, and she survives. He was formerly employed by the Martin County Highway Department, and later worked for Indiana Desk Company in Jasper. He is survived by wife Lana of Birdseye.
Two daughters Angie Young of French Lick and Traci Whippo of Dubois.
One son Robert Wilkerson of Birdseye.
Twelve grandchildren.
One sister Carol Ann Eckoff of Missouri
Three brothers: Kenny and Wayne Wilkerson both of Missouri.
Tony La Marca of Bloomington.
Preceded in death by his parents.



Marvin R. Williams, 66, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on March 31, 2015 at noon at the Timbers of Jasper. Born on February 7, 1949 in Washington, Indiana, he was the son of Edward and Ida Marie (Bowman) Williams.
He retired in 1998 and was employed as a truck driver. He graduated from St. John’s High School in Loogootee, and was a member of the Shoals Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons, Anthony Williams of Winslow, Billy Like of Loogootee; daughter Christina Jones of Washington; brother Cary Williams of Loogootee; sister Marilyn of Florida; granddaughters, Nikki Williams; Chanda Devine; grandsons, James Like, Rusty Jones, Jacob Williams, Zachary Head, Tyler Devine, one great granddaughter Zoey Nicole Bender.
Preceded in death by parents and brother Keith Williams.
Cremation was chosen and burial at St. John’s Cemetery in Loogootee will be at a later date.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com
Final arrangements were entrusted to Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee


Charles William Wilson, 78, of Loogootee, formerly of Shoals, passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Born in Crane, Indiana on June 6, 1937, he was the son of Charles Opal and Ruth Esther (Allen) Wilson.
He retired from Crane NAD in 1973, and was a member for the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2442 and V.F.W. Post #8589. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include companion, Karen Goff of Loogootee
Son, Scott Wilson of Loogootee
Two daughters Debbie Wilson of Shoals and Lisa Doane of Ohio
One sister, Vivian Beard of Loogootee
One brother, Rex Wilson of Loogootee
Four grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by parents, one son William Edward Wilson, sister Donna Sue Brassine and brother James Louis Wilson.
Graveside rites will be on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.



Clara B. Wininger, 77, of Shoals, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 19, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. at the Timbers in Jasper.
She was born on August 25, 1935 in Orange County, Indiana to David and Ruth Lindley Tinkle. She married John Wininger on October 24, 1953 in Shoals, Indiana. She was a devoted member of the Shoals Holiness Church, was previously employed at Medco in Loogootee, and attended Orange County Schools. She will be deeply missed by her family, including: Husband, John of Shoals
Three daughters: Connie Harder of Shoals
Marilyn Lagle of Cloverport, KY
Marsha Brett of Shoals
Two sons: John David Wininger of Shoals
Steve Warren Wininger of Shoals
Nephew Roger Tedrow of Ohio
14 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
6 sisters and 4 brothers. Preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Melton will officiate the service




Tony Louis Taylor, age 55, of Loogootee, passed away at his residence on December 31, 2010. He was born on January 14, 1955 to Hubert and Margie Ashburn Taylor. He was a truck driver, and of the Christian faith. He is survived by one daughter Megan Taylor of Texas, and one son Tony Louis "Luke" Taylor Jr of Florida. Also surviving are four sisters: Judy Harvey Shannon of Sunbright, Tennessee; Sharon Hembree of Shoals; Debra Kearby Ronnie of Loogootee, and Michelle Carrico of Odon.
One brother Gary Barbara Taylor of Glendale, Arizona
Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside rites will be conducted on Monday, January 3, at 11:00 a.m. Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals



Scottie J. Asbell, 43, of Loogootee, passed away on April 3, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. He was born on May 27, 1969 in Washington, Indiana to Raymond and Ruth Ann Johnson Asbell. He was formerly employed as a sawmill worker and panel saw operator at Styline in Huntingburg.
He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Ruth Ann Asbell of Loogootee
Daughter, Tori Asbell of Loogootee
Brother, Brian Asbell of Loogootee
Grandparents, Donald and Vivian Beard of Shoals
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Barbara Asbell.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, Indiana.



Jackson Archer, 90, of Loogootee, went to be with his Lord and Savior, and wife Bonnie on July 27, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. He was born on October 3, 1921 in Ravenswood, West Virginia to Lucas and Oda Hall Archer. He married Bonnie Smith on December 20, 1958 in Shoals, Indiana and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2006.
Jack was a proud Veteran of the United States Army serving with the 605th Medical Clearing Company in World War II in New Guinea, South Philippines, Luzon and Leyte. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. Jack was a member and faithful attendee of Faith Baptist Church in Loogootee. He served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman for thirty years, and received an award for 65 years as a member of the #669 Sprinkler Fitters Road Union, after working 37 years as a Sprinkler Fitter, twenty-two years of which he was a foreman. He will be deeply missed by his family including:
Larry and Heather Archer of Thornton, CO
Deann Gibilato of California
Randy and Tracy Archer of Washington
Kevin and Gloria Kirk of Odessa , Texas
Patty and Buddy Thomas of Loogootee
Mike and Debby Kirk of Loogootee
Shelia and Jim Lilly of Loogootee
Thirteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Two sisters: Oletta Golmitz of Lore City, Ohio
Pearl Tallman of Ravenswood, West VA.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Bonnie, parents, one grandson Joshua Kirk, and a sister Alice Pritchett. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Faith Baptist Church in Loogootee, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service with Pastor Jim Lilly officiating. Loogootee American Legion and V.F.W. will conduct military rites at Goodwill Cemetery, where Mr. Archer will be entombed.
Preferred Memorials are to Gideon's International. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Ruth Ann Asbell, 63, of Loogootee, passed away at Loogootee Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. Born on July 19, 1951 in Washington, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harold and Vivian Wilson Johnson. Ruth Ann married Raymond E. Asbell on April 1, 1966 at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. She was a waitress at the Homestead Restaurant in Loogootee and was owner and operator of the East Broadway Cafe in Loogootee. Ruth Ann was well known for her sausage gravy and biscuits and she enjoyed making candy. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Asbell of Loogootee
Mother, Vivian Beard, and husband Don, of Shoals
Son, Brian Asbell of Loogootee
Granddaughter, Tori Asbell of Loogootee
Sister, Sharon Stone, and her husband Tony, of Shoals
Brother Donnie Johnson of Huntingburg
Preceded in death by her father; one son Scott Asbell; two brothers David E. Johnson and Bobby Sorrells.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:30 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Raymond Asbell, 66, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away at his residence on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. He was born on August 22, 1948 in Daviess County, Indiana to the late George T. and Barbara J. (Sanders) Asbell.
He married Ruth Ann Johnson and she preceded him in death in 2014. He was formerly employed as a machine operator for Ditto Sales in Jasper and was a graduate of Shoals High School.
He is survived by one son, Brian R. Asbell of Loogootee
One granddaughter, Tori Asbell of Loogootee
Two sisters, Karen and husband David Goller of Shoals
Patty and husband Ralph Morris of Bedford
Several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death is a son Scott Asbell in 2013 and one brother Gary Asbell.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.



Sarah Jane Barnes, 85, of Loogootee, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:10 a.m. Sarah was born on November 21, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana to George Elmer and Myrtle Adel Foust Bougher. She was first married to Carl Barnes and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1980. She then married Ed Dillon, and he preceded her in death also. She worked for Standard Foods for 21 years in Indianapolis and also worked at Perfect Fit in Loogootee. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is loved and deeply missed by three sons, Carl Donna Barnes of Longwood, FL; Darrell Darlene Barnes of Whitestown, Indiana; and Kelly Barnes Rose of Cape Coral, FL; daughter, Sandra Mike Norris of Loogootee, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Barnes was a former member of the Eastern Star.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery


Freda J. Bell, 57, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on October 7, 2014 at 2:40 p.m. at the East Gate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington, Indiana.
She was born November 23, 1956 in Muncie, Indiana to William Collins, Jr., and Patricia Wilson Collins. She attended Delta High School in Muncie, Indiana. Freda was a member of Natchez Church. She enjoyed painting and drawing.
She is survived by her significant other Norman Holt.
Her mother Patricia Collins of Jasper.
Her sister Judy Martin of Loogootee.
Brother David and his wife Ann of Eaton, IN.
Brother Danny Collins Sr. of Shoals.
Twin brother Frank Collins of Hartford City, IN.
Brother Ronald Collins of Shoals
Sister Carol Humbert and husband Mark of Jasper.
Daughter Stacy Taylor of Shoals.
Daughter April Smith and husband Steve of Hubert, NC
Daughter Jennifer Stout of Muncie, IN
Eight grandchildren, Zachariah and Jessica Walker. Stephanie and Samantha Smith. Leann, Carl Jr., and Amy Stout and Katie Karvasale.
Freda was preceded in death by her father William Collins Jr. and her sister Berverly Collins.
Visitation will be Saturday October 11, 2014 from 11:00am til 1:00pm with funeral service at 1:00 p.m at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals Indiana. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.




Edna Liichauer Bigham, 92, formerly of Shoals, passed away on August 21, 2012 at 12:35 a.m. at the Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Born on October 30, 1919 in Cuzco, Indiana, Edna was the daughter of the late Charles and Susan Nicholson Liichauer. Edna married Lester Bigham on January 11, 1947 in Louisville, KY, and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2002. Edna was a devoted military wife and mother. She graduated from Orleans High School in 1938 and attended St. Helena's' Commercial College in Louisville. She then went to work for the American District Telegraph Company until 1947, at which time, she married Lester. With her husband and daughter she made a home on several army posts, including, Munich Germany, Milwaukee, WI and Anchorage, AK. Along the way she sold shoes at a department store in Milwaukee, worked in a hobby shop in Cudahy, Wisconsin, and cashiered at the PX in Fort Richardson, Alaska. Upon her return to Martin County, she was a member of the Shoals Christian Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #61, and Martin County Extension Homemaker Club. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Hager, of Shoals
Four nephews and one niece.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester, one brother Oral, and two sisters Lima and Ivy. Preferred memorials may be made to the Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund at 313 Poplar Street Loogootee, IN 47553



Martha Kay Blessinger, 57, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at 4:19 p.m. on November 9, 2010 at Indiana University Hospital. Martha was born in Rutherford, Township in Martin County, Indiana on November 19, 1952 to John and Melva Hembree Simmons. Survivors include one daughter Amy Blessinger of English, Indiana
One son Wesley Simmons of Loogootee, Indiana
One grandson Tyler Simmons of Loogootee, Indiana
Sisters Mrs. James Shelba June Cannon of Loogootee, Indiana
Mrs. George Ruth Ann Ziegler of Loogootee, Indiana
One brother John and Sandra Simmons of Loogootee.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a 1970 Graduate of Loogootee High School, attended Oakland City University, and was employed at NSWC Crane on the Navy side. Martha was a fond member of Toys for Tots, and was a volunteer of organizations supporting the United States Troops. Visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Lee Funeral Home with services being held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church in Rutherford, Township. Friends may also call on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.




Claude Bernard "Bunny" Bough, 68, of Dover Hill, died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
He was born July 2, 1945 to the late Claude and Lucy Jewell Bough. His wife of forty-five years, Joy Brassine Bough, whom he married on July 6, 1968, survives in Dover Hill. Bunny previously worked for Watterson Trucking Company, Indiana Limestone, Perfect Fit Industries and the Martin County Highway Department. He had been retired for a number of years due to a disability. He attended the Dover Hill Christian Union Church.
He is also survived by one son, James Darin Bough of Shoals, two brothers, Gordon "Pike" Bough of Shoals, William Joseph Bough, and wife Janice, of Martinsville; two sisters, Linda Melton , and husband, Joe of Yuma, AZ, Loria M. Wilson of Shoals, sister-in-law Barbara Bough of Loogootee, and several nieces and nephews. Bunny was preceded in death by his parents, brother Doyle Bough, one sister Velma Tharp and a brother James Ernest Bough in infancy.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Dover Hill Christian Union Church. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Church.
He will be laid to rest in Mount Union Cemetery.


 

Gordon D. "Pike" Bough, 74, of Shoals, Indiana, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. He passed away at his residence. Pike was born on December 10, 1939 in Martin County, Indiana to the late Claude and Lucy Jewell Bough. He married Judith Diane Brassine in Dover Hill on September 18, 1959 and she preceded him in death on June 27, 2000. He retired from logistics at United States Gypsum in Shoals, and faithful member of the Shoals Christian Church. He is survived by his family, One daughter Misty Hightower of Trinity Springs
Two sons, Robert Bough of Trinity Springs
Mike and Penny Bough of Dubois
One granddaughter, Hillary Jones
One grandson, Hunter Hightower One great-grandson, Bentlee Witt.
His companion, Wanda Cooper of Shoals
Two sisters, Linda Melton of Yuma, Arizona and Loria Mae Wilson of Shoals.

One brother, Joseph Bough of Martinsville, Indiana
Numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Velma Tharp, and two brothers, Bernard Bough and Doyle Bough. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and the funeral will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Trinity Springs Cemetery.



Reese Lane Boyd, age 46, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on January 17, 2015 at 1:20 p.m. at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Born on September 10, 1968 in Daviess County Indiana, he was the son of Lloyd and Alice (Sorrells) Boyd.
Reese graduated from Shoals High School Class of 1987 and Vincennes University with a degree in Aviation. He was a commercial pilot, and most recently worked as an air ambulance pilot for Air-Med Corporation in Alabama. He was a member of Shoals St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother, Allie Boyd of Shoals
Three sisters, Vanessa Dorsett of Mitchell; Sonja Boyd of Shoals, and Stephanie Houchins of Shoals
One brother, Jeffrey Boyd of Cleburne, Texas
18 nieces and nephews and 25 great nieces and nephews.
Many lifelong friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd “Moose” Boyd on April 5, 2008; his maternal grandparents Lawrence and Maude Sorrells; and paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Vada Boyd.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic in Shoals. The Rev. J. Kenneth Walker will celebrate the mass. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.


Ruth Inez Boyd, 96, of Shoals, passed away at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington on June 14, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. Born on October 22, 1918 in Denver Colorado, she was the daughter of Valmore and Stella Nugent Hawkins.
Ruth married John “Jack” Boyd in French Lick, Indiana on October 17, 1945 and he preceded her in death on October 3, 1999. Ruth was a homemaker and a member of the Shoals Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons, Garnett Ray and Brenda Boyd of Shoals; Ronald Dale Boyd of Washington; Gerald Lee Boyd of Shoals; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Wilma Jean Wilcoxen and son Larry Wayne Boyd; brothers Lee Edward and Walter Kenneth Hawkins; and sister Lucille Pinnick.
Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 and a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Floyd Wayne Clifton, 67, of Shoals, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:17 p.m. at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born on October 30, 1944 in Shoals, Indiana to Lawrence and Helen Shaw Clifton. He married Linda Erwin on September 29, 1978 in Loogootee, Indiana and she survives. He retired as a self-employed painter and was of the Christian faith. He is survived by his mother Helen Moore of Washington
Wife Linda Clifton of Shoals
Five sons: Brian Toni Clifton of Shoals
Cory Lents of Shoals
Mike Clifton of Shoals
Shane Lents of Shoals
Jason Mary Lents of Shoals
Thirteen grandchildren: Brandon, Zachary, Dakota, Nick, Chelsea, Bethany, Aaralyn, Attikka, Brazelea, Korbyn, Kandyn, Trever and Icely.
Two brothers Stanley Clifton and Dallas Allbright both of Washington.
Two sisters Dorothy Harder of Nineveh and Debbie Mardis of Greenwood.
Preceded in death by his father, three brothers Donald, Frank and Fred Clifton.
Services will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and
visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.



Linda Fay Clifton, 66, of Washington, formerly of Shoals, passed away on December 1, 2012 at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Martin County, Indiana on April 5, 1946 to George and Catherine Tinkle Brown. She married Stan Clifton on April 19, 1968 in Lawrenceville, IL, and he survives. Linda was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1964, the office manager of Service Master Clean and County Wide Construction both of Washington. She greatly enjoyed playing bingo, riding motorcycles, and spending time with her family. She will be forever loved and missed by her family including:
Husband Stan of Washington Three sons: Steve and Mary Clifton of Washington
Scott and Sue Clifton of Washington
Darin Clifton and fiancÚ Julie Berry of Evansville
Granddaughters: Sarina, Stefanie and Peighton Clifton; Shannon and Shayna Scott and Abby Spaulding. Grandsons: Hunter Clifton and Tyler Scott
One great-grandson Caleb Secrist
Two sisters Helen and Harold Seacat of Shoals and Esther Jones of Loogootee
One brother George D. "Frog" and Vicky Brown of Jasper
Preceded in death by parents, son Stanley Clifton, Jr in infancy, three brothers, Richard, William and John Brown, and one sister Joanne Combs.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with funeral services on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.



Linda Dianne Clifton, 62, of Loogootee, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. at her residence. She was surrounded by her loving family at her passing. Linda was born on July 19, 1951 in Bloomington, Indiana to the late Ralph and Beatrice Tow Erwin. She married Floyd Clifton in September of 1978 and he preceded her in death in 2012. She is survived by five sons, Michael Wayne Clifton of Shoals David Shane Lents of Shoals Jason Todd and Mary Lents of Shoals Brian Eugene and Toni Clifton of Shoals
Cory Lee Lents and Devin Dorsett of Shoals.
Companion, Mike McLaughlin of Loogootee
Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson.

One sister, Brenda McCauley of Shoals
One brother, Chad Erwin of Jasper
Two brothers Donald and Michael Erwin and her sister Norma Erwin precede her in death.
Linda was a graduate of Shoals High School. She was employed 15 years as an associate of Jasper Wal Mart. She was a member of the Shoals American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #2442 and Shoals V.F.W. Auxiliary. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday March 24, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Imogene Mable Jackman Cloyd, 96 formerly of Martin County, Indiana, died at the Blue Ash Hospice, Blue Ash, Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. She was born in rural Martin County on March 21, 1915 to George Albert Jackman and Phoebe Adaline Kail. She married Thomas Cloyd on May 18, 1957, at the University Heights Methodist Church. Her husband preceded her in death as did her brother, Lebert, and sisters, Hazel, Glenn, and Blanche. Survivors are her nieces and nephews: Karen Wilguess and husband, Jim, of Dennison, Illinois, Larry Haines, and wife, Debbie, of Danville, Stephen Haines and wife, Donna, of Indianapolis, Jackie Corbin of Mason, Ohio, Rena Corbin of Grove City, Ohio; great nieces and nephews David Wilguess and wife, Tammy, Stephen Haines, Sarah Bowron and husband, Pat, Nicholas Haines and wife, Erin, Stephanie Roelfs and husband, Steve; and great-great nephews Brian and Aaron Wilguess. She graduated from Shoals High School and Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana. While at college, she worked part-time in her uncle's law firm. She taught school for one term in Martin County, and then moved to Indianapolis where she worked at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. She concluded her working career as Head of the Records Section for the Internal Revenue Servivce where she recieved Superior Performance Award. Aunt Mabel, as her nieces and nephews call her, was much-loved. As the last survivor of her generation, she was the preserver of family traditions. A card always arrived for birthdays and for Christmas with a check tucked inside. She threw herself into preparing the family's huge holiday dinners along with her sisters. She became a much sought-after house-sitter and guest. When called with an invitation, she had to check her calendear for an opening. She will especially be remembered for all the special occasions she provided for her nieces and nephews. Birthday presents have included going to the Ice Capades at the Indianapolis Fairgrouds, dinner at the Ayers Tea Room, and others too numverous to mention. She often joined other family members for summer vacations. One memorable trip involved researching the Kail family history in Ohio. A highlight of her life was her visit to Israel where she was baptized in the Jordan River. She and Tom made many other travels in their van across the United States. When in her 80's, she purchased her first computer and learned how to e-mail family. Thus in her life span, she began by writing on a slate in a one-room school and ended by using the World Wide Web. She still drove until she was 95. Throughout her nineties, she maintained her interest in gardening, although the huge gardens of long ago had been replaced by a few tomato plants and flowers. Her zest for life will be long remembered by her family.


Ray L. Combs, 54, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:27 a.m. at his home in Shoals. Born on February 21, 1961 in Washington, Indiana he was the son of Samuel and Josephine (Moffitt) Combs.
He was formerly a truck driver for Hall Brothers Trucking. Ray enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.
He is survived by two daughters Jessica and Kacia both of Winslow; son Dusty of Shoals; grandchildren, Ivory, Izik, Izayah and Jazlyn; one sister Ruby “Sue” Campbell of Shoals, and 4 brothers, James D. “Teddy” Holt of Shoals; Bernard “Corkie” Holt of Shoals; Robert Dale Holt of Bedford, and William David Combs of Norfolk, Virginia.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Norman, Sherman, Lawrence and Dean Holt and a sister Clara “Peggy” Combs.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and the funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Janet Lou Conklin, 66, of Loogootee formerly of Shoals, went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2010. After Many months of failing health, she passed away surrounded by her closest family and friends, in the loving home of her sister, friend, and caregiver, Sherry Stroud Young, with the help of Judy Martin. She was born on July 17, 1944 in Indian Springs, the daughter of the late Thomas Earl and Ida Marie Qualkenbush Stroud. She was the oldest of four siblings. Janet was a lifelong resident of Martin County and up until she moved to Loogooteee in 2007, she was a previous resident of Indian Springs and Cale. She had previously been employed with RCA, in Bloomington, and later Kimball Electronics, in Jasper, until she was later disabled. She is survived by her sisters, Sherry Stround Young and husband Karl, of Loogootee, Anna Stroud Sipes and husband Rodney of Shoals; brother Larry Stroud and wife Shirley, of Shoals; nieces Danielle Young Bough and husband Tanner, of Loogootee, Tiffany Young, of Loogootee, Jennifer Sipes Turner and husband Jim, of Bloomington, Deanna Stroud Sorrells and husband Tom, of Shoals, nephews, Thomas Sipes, of Texas, Scott Stroud and wife Janet, of Shoals; great-nephews, Tanner Scott Bough II, Christopher, Jacob and Sam Turner, Tanner and Jordan Sorrells, Jeremy Stroud and wife Stephanie; great-nieces, Rebekah Turner, Abigail Sorrells, Brandy and Kimberly Stround, Children, Melissa Conklin of Shoals, and Robert Mark Conklin and wife Maria of Borden; Grandchildren, Derek Conklin, and Jessica and Joshua Carter, of Shoals, and Andre, Michael, and Robbie, of Borden. She is also survived by many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Marie Qualkenbush Stroud, father, Thomas Earl Stroud, and several aunts and uncles. She enjoyed watching the Game Show Network, yard selling , and eating fried green tomatoes. She will always be remembered for her loving heart and giving nature. She was known as "nanny" to most of her family, a name she loved and respected. We will always remember "nanny" as she is gone, but never forgotten


Diana L. Cook, 59, of Shoals passed away Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. at the Loogootee Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 10, 1955 in French Lick, Indiana, the daughter of Seymour and Evelyn Cooper of Lost River Township. She was a 1973 graduate of Shoals High School and a 1975 graduate of Vincennes Beauty College. Diane married Stephen F. Cook on July 29, 1982, in Svenborg, Denmark. They resided in Huntsville, Alabama most of their married life. While in Huntsville she was employed by Lockheed-Martin. Diana had a passion for sewing and was self-employed fabricating custom draperies. She also did alterations and enjoyed needle pointing. Her last place of employment was Hembree Properties in Loogootee.
May 2010 Diana moved back to Shoals from Huntsville, Alabama to be near family and friends.
She attended Shoals Christian Church.
She is survived by a daughter and two grandsons, sisters Verneeda Roach of Loogootee, Linda Stone of Shoals and brothers Harold, Roger and Michael Cooper of Shoals. Several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Steve in April 2008, her parents, brother, Bill and sister, Imogene.


Wesley Franklin "Buck" Cooper, age 80, of Shoals, died at noon on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at his home. He was born on September 6, 1929, in Bloomington, to the late George W. and Rosa Mullis Cooper. He married Agnes Louise Blessinger Cooper on September 10, 1957, and she survives. Wes was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. He was a United States veteran serving his country from 1947-1954 in the Air Force and from 1954-1962 in the Army. He drove a delivery truck for Al Friesenhengst and was a deputy on the Martin County Sheriff's Department. He was a life-time member of the American Legion Post No. 61 and of the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, AARP, National Education Association, and the Martin County Council on Aging. Wes was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. He had birds and squirrels knocking at his kitchen window and patio door to be fed and would eat various nuts from his hand. Instead of St. Francis of Assisi, who loved the sun, the flowers, the trees, the birds, and all God's creatures, Wes was St. Franklin of Shoals to the animals. He had a positive attitude toward nature. Every creature in the world was a mirror of God's presence. Other survivors include two sisters, Blanche "Sis" Nicholson and Betty VanDyke, both of Bloomington, along with a great number of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, and great-great nephew, and great-great nieces. A daughter Donna Jean, a brother Dale Cooper, and four sisters, Marie McKinney, Frances Sipes, Lora Deckard, and Dora Honeycutt preceded him in death. Visitation was held at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals on July 30. A rosary was prayed. Father Joseph F. Erbacher and Father Leo C. Kiesel celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church in Shoals on July 31, and burial was in the St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Huntingburg on Saturday afternoon. Suggested memorials are to the Shoals Dollars for Scholars or St. Mary Catholic Church in Shoals.


Adrian Courtright, 83, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on April 9, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Born on July 22, 1931 in Martin County he was the son of the late Dale and Violet (Hamilton) Courtright.
Adrian was formerly employed as business manager for NAPA Auto Parts in West Baden and retired after 16 years from Perfect Fit in Loogootee. He was a graduate of Loogootee High School. In his earlier years, Adrian was a minister, serving several congregations in Indiana. His first pastorate was the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Shoals.
He is survived by sons, Edward Lee Courtright and Fred Dale (Suzan) Courtright both of French Lick; daughters Sandi (Jay) Baker of Hilham and Peggie Collins of West Baden.
Four grandchildren, Jaimi Rickelman, John Baker, Marina Courtright and Delainya Frizzi, eight great-grandchildren, and one brother Marlin Courtright of Shoals.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 8:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be made in the Baxter Cemetery in Halbert Township.


Edna Louise Craft Epperson, 77, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Sandusky, Ohio. She had been in failing health for the past several months. Born on April 27, 1937 in Polly, Kentucky she was one of fourteen children born to Tandy and Susie Lucas Craft. She married George R. Epperson on November 11, 1963 in Mount Orb, Ohio and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2006. Louise attended Camp Branch School in Kentucky. Prior to moving to Ohio to be with her family, she lived in Rutherford Township and attended the Mount Zion Wesleyan Church. She was a homemaker, but enjoyed her special hobbies of painting, crafting, raising birds, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Powers of Loogootee; Paula Rayner of St. Augustine, FL; and Teresa Johnson of Sandusky, Ohio.
One son, Emery Ray Epperson of Tennessee
Brothers, David and Denver Craft; and sisters Bertha Hembree and Sara Faye Terry all of Shoals.

10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and 2 granddaughters.
Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Monica A. Craft Ryan, 48, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at Daviess Community Hospital at 2:48 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2014. She was born on March 10, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan to David and Mary Quigley Craft.
Monica married Lawrence E. "Larry" Ryan on October 22, 1994 in Bedford, Indiana. She graduated from Shoals High School Class of 1984 and received an A.S. Degree from Vincennes University in 1986. She was formerly employed by Memorial Hospital in Jasper as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Monica attended the First Baptist Church in Bedford and Crane Village Church. She is survived by her husband, Larry of Shoals
Daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Ryan of Shoals
Parents, David and Mary Craft of Shoals
Two brothers David Lenora Craft II of Shoals
Edward L. Marlena Craft of Shoals
Two nieces, Stephanie and Sara Craft of Shoals Father-in-Law, Thomas J. Ryan of Bedford
She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Opal "Polly" Ryan.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help the family with final expenses.


Lotus "Imogene" Crane, 90, of Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 25, 2012 at 11:15 p.m. at the White River Lodge in Bedford, Indiana. She was born on April 3, 1922 in Martin County, Indiana to William M. and Fannie Chastain Taylor. She married Lowell Crane on October 8, 1938 in Bedford, Indiana. Mr. Crane preceded her in death on March 9, 1999.
Imogene was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Trinity Springs Church of Christ.
She will be forever loved and missed by her family including:
Lotus June Harley Neideffer of Shoals
John Robert Roberta Crane of Bedford
Brenda Eagan Chris of Washinton
Sandra Mae Salmon Ronnie Baker of Loogootee
Lowell Edward Dawn Crane of Shoals
Eleven grandchildren
Twenty-five great-grandchildren
Four great- great grandchildren
One step granddaughter
Sisters: Annabell Fields of Bedford
Opal Dale Mullis of Bloomington
Hildred Taylor of Shoals
Preceded in death by two great-grandsons, one sister Vernell Rainey and one brother John Taylor. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.


Barbara Ann Cropp, 86, of Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:02 a.m. Monday, December 26, 2011 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Barbara was born February 5, 1925 in Loogootee, Indiana to Joseph and Doris Smith Patterson. She married the love of her life, George M. Cropp on August 27, 1949 at St. John's Rectory in Loogootee. Upon graduation from St. John's High School Class of 1943, she attended Indiana State University. She then moved to New York City to study voice and piano. While in New York she was employed by J. Walter Thompson in the heart of the advertising district. She then returned to Martin County where she taught vocal and piano to many students. Barbara was an accomplished musician and enjoyed painting still life. She enjoyed traveling with her husband George and until her health failed, spent her winters in Palm Desert, California. A member of Loogootee St. John's Catholic Church, she attended St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. She is missed by her husband, George, of Shoals
Brothers Donald Patterson of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Raymond Patterson of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Churdch in Shoals, with entombment following at Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee. There will be no visitation.



Charles Leslie "Les" Cundiff, 60, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at his home in West Shoals at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Les was born in Martin County, Indiana on July 15, 1950 to Loval and Gladys Honeycutt Cundiff. He married Betty Jean Salmon on November 9, 1975 in Lawrence, Illinois and she survives. He was employed by NAD Crane, and retired after twenty-eight years with National Gypsum. He was a member of the West Shoals Church of Christ, a graduate of Shoals High School, and Veteran of the United States Army and Air Force. Survivors include:
Mother Gladys Cundiff of Trinity Springs
Wife Betty Jean of Shoals
Daughter Misty Dawn Melvin of Shoals
Sons Charles Ray Collins of Anchorage, Alaska
Michael Paul Cundiff of Shoals
Grandchildren: Hannah, Oliva and Devon
Three sisters Patricia Boyd, Ruby Staggs, and Nancy Sexton of all Trinity Springs
One brother James Cundiff of Trinity Springs
Preceded in death by his father and one brother Wayne Cundiff.


Gladys L. Cundiff, 85, of Trinity Springs, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:40 p.m. Born in Lawrence County on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1930 she was the daughter of Ralda L. and Amanda E. (Elkins) Honeycutt.
She married Loval R. Cundiff on December 17, 1945 in Shoals, Indiana and he preceded her in death on August 13, 1976. She retired from RCA after 23 years of service and attended the Mount Olive Church of Christ. Gladys enjoyed traveling with her family, sewing, crocheting and playing bingo.
Gladys is survived by:
Son, James L. Cundiff of Shoals
Daughters, Ruby L. Staggs of Shoals
Patricia, and husband Dale Boyd of Shoals
Nancy, and husband Gary Sexton of Shoals
Daughter-In-Law, Donna Cundiff of Bedford
23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Sister, Helen and husband Denver Craft of Trinity Springs
She is preceded in death by sons, Wayne Lee Cundiff and Charles L. Cundiff; granddaughter Christa Boyd; great granddaughter Amanda Horsting Lee; 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Trinity Springs Cemetery.


Lawrence "Lonnie" Davis, 64, Shoals, passed away at the Loogootee Nursing Center on September 6, 2011 at 8:20 a.m. He was born on June 14, 1947 in Walker County, Georgia to Dewey and Sadie Pierce Davis. He married Olive Gibson on June 13, 1931 in Coalmont, TN, and she survives. He retired from a furniture factory in Dubois, and attended the Shoals Nazareen Church. Survivors include: Two grandsons Alex Lee Bledsoe of Waco, Kentucky
Jason James Davis of Paoli, Indiana
Brother Lloyd Davis of Varnell, GA
Two sisters: Viola Shedd of Dayton, TN
Nellie Hillburn of Lafayette, GA
Preceded in death by a son Lawrence "Gibby" Davis, brothers Clifford, Carl, Robert, Richard, William and Marshall Davis; sisters Imadell Smith, Maude Wilbanks and Lorene Hillburn. Preferred memorials to the American Lung Association.


Lillian Wilma Davis, age 79, of Mitchell, formerly of Shoals, passed away on December 13, 2010 at 11:53 a.m. at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Martin County, Indiana on February 14, 1931 to Frank and Myrna Davis Wilcoxen. She was previously married to Arthur Davis. Wilma loved to participate in Special Olympics for which she received several medals. She was very gifted with needlework, and she loved to gift her work to others. Wilma lived in a group home for many years, and she enjoyed her roommates and the many activities they participated in. In later years, she became a resident of Mitchell Manor, where she resided at the time of death. Survivors include:
Sons Arthur Davis, Jr and Henry Davis
Two granddaughters
Three sisters: Bernice Morris, Virginia Brown, and Mabel Akles.
Two brothers Leland and Gerald Wilcoxen
She is predeceased by her parents, a daughter Gracie Davis, sisters Bonnie Davis, Ruth Hunt, Anne Vaught, and her twin brother Wilson. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Mount Union Cemetery. Suggested memorials are to the Special Olympics.


Lois K. Dearwester, 87, of Loogootee, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9:05 p.m. at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born to Walter and Leoma Stuckey Bough on July 18, 1926 in Martin County, Indiana. She married Al Dearwester in 1958 and he preceded her in death in 1968. Lois worked at Jeffers Garage, Reliance Shirt Factory and Crane QE Lab. Lois was also a caregiver for many of her relatives over the years. Anyone that knew Lois realized her passion was her family, baking, cooking, sharing her baked goods with others and taking care of her loved ones. The grandchildren only knew one birthday cake maker and that was grandma. Lois is the reason her family has stayed so close over the years. If the calendar said Sunday then Lois was cooking up a big meal so her family could all gather and stay engaged with each other's life. One of her recipes was selected as a Grand Champion recipe in the American Profile magazine and later was published in their cookbook. Lois also loved to enter all kinds of contests and giveaways and was very lucky many times through the years. A lot of Lois' hard work was done behind the scenes and may have gone unnoticed by many. We know that was fine with her and basically she was doing what the Bible tells us we should be doing, she was not doing any of this hard work for recognition. As you can see Lois had many interest and a heart full of love but no love was deeper than her love for her children and her grandchildren.
She was also a member of the Shoals American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She is loved and greatly missed by her family, including:
Two sons, Clay and Helen Dearwester and Casey and Jenny Dearwester all of Loogootee
One daughter, Shannon and Andrew Burch of Loogootee
One step-son, Robert Dearwester of Paradise, CA
Grandchildren: Drs. Brooke and Jordon Hawkins, Blair and Todd Baker, Kendall Burch, Kashten Burch, Bailey Dearwester, Karson Burch and Kanton Dearwester all of Loogootee; two great-granddaughters, Lydia and Ayla Hawkins of Loogootee; and one sister, Irene and Jim Hurt of Loogootee.
Several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Ford, Donald, Wendell and Gordon Bough, and one sister Eloise Throop.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Loogootee United Methodist Church, and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Goodwill Cemetery
Preferred memorials are to the Loogootee United Methodist Church radio ministry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Susan Irene Hoffman Diamond, 48, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on May 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on March 20, 1965 in Daviess County, Indiana to James Hoffman and Dianna French Hoffman Jones. She was previously married to Darrell W. Diamond. Susan was a graduating member of The Shoals High School Class of 1983, and graduated from Indiana Business College in Vincennes. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee. She was a homemaker, and a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her family, including,
Daughter, Rachel Lane and Matt Way of Shoals
Son, Tanner W. Diamond of Shoals
One grandson, Kance Hoffman of Shoals
Mother and step-father, Donald and Dianna Jones of Shoals
Sister, Connie and Dan Roush of Shoals
Two nephews and a niece. She is preceded in death by her father, James Hoffman on November 17, 1997 and her daughter, Lacy Nicole Diamond on May 5, 2006. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 1-7:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


Patricia "Criss" Durham Elpers, 59, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was born in Henderson, KY to Roy Estle and Eva Carlene Hill Durham. Criss retired as a dietary cook from the Evansville State Hospital, she was a great cook and passed down her "killer meatloaf recipe" to her daughters. She furthered her education through VUJC in paralegal studies and was the family go to for questions about legal matters. Criss loved gardening and she was a talented seamstress. She was of the Christian Faith.
She is survived by her family, including:
Daughters: Gina Richelle Grafton of Loogootee
Lisa Renae Josh Greene of Shoals
One grandson, Colin Riley Grafton
Two granddaughters, Brooklyn Emily and Alexis Jordan Greene
Four brothers: Robert Estle of Evansville; Edward Ray of TN; Norman Lee of Evansville; and Roy Bart of Evansville.
Seven sisters: Carrie Mae Marquez of CA; Connie Louise Sollman of Evansville; Doris June Tinkle of Shoals; Joyce Ann Goldsberry of Shoals; Lora Faye Goldsberry of Ky; Frances Earlene Beal of Shoals; and Victoria Jean Sanders of Loogootee.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother John Sumner Durham. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals


Bart H. Dye, 75, of Shoals, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home. He was born in Martin County, Indiana on January 27, 1938 to George and Naomi Ruth Baker Dye. He married Erma Lowery-Dye on March 5, 2008 in Lawrence, County. Bart was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after eighteen years of service to the United States Air Force. He worked as a salesman and greatly enjoyed farming. He was an avid genealogist and has an extensive collection of family history. He was a member of the White River Masonic Lodge #332 F. & A.M., and Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rites.
He is survived by :
Wife, Erma of Shoals
Two sons: Bret Dye of Franklin, TN
John Richard Dye of Indianapolis
Eight grandchildren: Danielle Dye, Michaila Dye, Gabrielle Dye, Sarah Lowery, John Lowery, Gabriel Dixon, Keagan Mathews and Kyndall Mathews. Step-son, Nathan Lowery of Bedford Step-daughter, Kara Mathews of Oolitic He is preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. White River Masonic Lodge #332 F.& A.M. will conduct a memorial service prior to the service. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest next to his parents in Spring Hill Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.


Henry W. Dye, 92, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Born October 1, 1920 in Martin County, he was the son of the late Rama and Mary Burch Dye.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A WWII Army Veteran, with the rank of Corporal, he served in Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; and central Europe. He received an EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 bronze stars, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal World War II. He worked at Maxion Construction Company for 4 years and then at NWSC Crane where he retired after 40 years, 11 months working in the Public Works Department Transportation Division. A member of AFGE Local 1415 and lifetime member of Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons, he was a member of Shoals United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Patsy Hitchcock Dye, his four children Susan Dye of Evansville; Scott Dye of Shoals; David and Lu Ann Dye of Shoals; and Karen Dye of Shoals. Also surviving are one brother, Rama Dye Jr of Loogootee and three sisters, Dorothy Henry of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Mary Hamilton of Asheville, NC and Hazel Crane of Sullivan. Preceding him in death are four brothers, Earl, Moses, Isaac , Byron and four sisters Alta, Olive, Almeda, and Melba Jean.
The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Pastor Delbert Stoll will officiate. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the funeral home, and after 8:30 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday. White River Masonic Lodge F& A.M. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday


William Scott Dye, 59, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1:32 a.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.
He was born on October 7, 1955 in Washington, Indiana to Patsy (Hitchcock) Dye and the late Henry W. Dye. Survivors include his mother Patsy Dye of Shoals, one brother David (Lu Ann) Dye of Shoals and two sisters Karen Dye of Shoals and Susan Dye of Evansville. He was preceded in death by his father Henry W. Dye.
Scott was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church where he served as a church trustee and was a member of the Methodist Men. For 38 years he worked at Red Door Industries of Martin County and served on the Daviess-Martin County Board of Directors for Four Rivers Resource Services. His work at the Red Door included working at the Shoals Fire Department, JayC Food Store in Shoals, Loogootee and Washington, and volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Scott was an honorary firefighter for the Shoals Fire Department for 20 years. He was a manager for Little League Baseball and All Star Tourney Teams for many years and the Shoals Junior High Basketball this past year.
Scott rarely met a stranger. He loved attending sporting events and was a supporter of the Shoals Jug Rox, Barr Reeve Vikings and Loogootee Lions. He enjoyed watching and listening to the IU Hoosiers, Indiana Colts and the Indiana Pacers.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shoals United Methodist Church, with viewing from noon until the hour of service. Pastors Joseph Seger and Delbert Stoll will officiate the service. Burial will be made in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shoals United Methodist Church or Shoals Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


William Clement Farrell, 83, of Loogootee, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Loogootee Nursing Center.
Born May 23, 1931 in Loogootee, Indiana, he was the son of John Vernon and Alberta (Padgett) Farrell.
He married Janet Harder on November 28, 1957; and she preceded him in death on January 18, 1998. He later married Eleanor Arvin; and she preceded him in death in 2012.
He was a graduate of Loogootee High School, Class of 1949. He retired from Crane Naval Base in the 1990’s. He was a member of the American Legion Post #61. Mr. Farrell was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loogootee. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in Korea.
Surviving are three daughters, Joni and Rick Parks, of West Bend, WI, Judith Lynch, of French Lick, and Lisa and Kenny Elliott, of Jasper; one son, Jeffery A. Farrell, of Shoals; seven grandchildren, Seth Dickey, Josh Lynch, Kaci Lynch, Matt Parks, Kyle Parks, Nick Elliott, and Ben Elliott; three great-grandchildren, Colton, Elijah, and Arianna Dickey; three brothers, Jim Farrell, Indianapolis, Al Farrell, Santa Claus, IN, and Larry Farrell, Speedway; and two sisters, Barbara Link, Brownsburg, and Martha Love, Loogootee.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Loogootee, with Father Ken Walker officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 P.M. at Queen-Lee Funeral home, Shoals.


Geneva D. Felton, 96, of Spencer, formerly of Shoals, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Residence at McCormick's Creek. Geneva was born in Orange County, Indiana to Vergil Cooper Hunter and Flora Ethel Ellis Hunter on December 19, 1917. She married Charles A. "Albert" Felton on May 30, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 16, 1993.
Geneva graduated from high school, and continued her education at Indiana Beauty College. She worked one year in Indianapolis, and retired as a hairstylist at Ethel's Beauty Shoppe in Shoals. She assisted her husband, Albert, for many years with his business, Felton's Auction Service. She was a past active member of the Hindostan Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Martin County Historical Society, and the Shoals Senior Citizens Center. She attended the Dover Hill Church Christ in Christian Union.
She is survived by nieces:
Nina Lee Bosley of Paoli; Margaret Ann Walt of Bedford; Marcella Lindley of Clarksville; Linda Sawyer of Medford, OR; and Marilyn and Don Lehigh of Spencer
Nephews: Gene Fullen and Harold Ray Fullen, both of Anderson; and Michael Owen of Greenwood. Great nieces, nephews and longtime friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister Martha F. Fullen.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home on Saturday, December 28, 2013 and will continue until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be made in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Lula Jane Fields, 83, of Shoals, passed away on November 11, 2011 at 2:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. She was the daughter of Virgil Fields, Thelma Gaither and John Bohn. Jane had a wide variety of hobbies that she enjoyed greatly; including, fishing, baking, cooking, cross stitching and playing cards. She collected key chains, eagles and other figurines. A christian, Jane attended many local churches. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aries #2442, Shoals American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and Shoals Senior Citizens Center. Jane worked at the Plainville Canning Factory, and was employed twenty-seven years with Desley Home Fashions in Loogootee. She was also a caregiver and homemaker. Jane loved her family which includes one nephew Dale and Shelly Fields of Loogootee, two nieces Valeria and Doug Sanders of Kokomo and Phyllis and Jerry Jacobs of Iron Station, North Carolina. She has five great nieces and nephews and eight great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents, step-father, and a brother Donald Fields.




Wilbur L. Evans 94, Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016. He was born in Loogootee, IN on March 16, 1921 to Ira A. and Clara Odetta Butcher Evans. He was a Corporal in the US Army, 801stTank Destroyer Battalion and served in WWII.Wilbur was a Supervisor at Allison Transmission before his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Downey Council #3660, American Legion Post 252 and St. Barnabas Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald & Glen and his beloved wife Mary Genevieve "Genny". He is survived by his son, Tony (Cathi) Evans; daughters, Pam (Terry) Ryker and Connie (Steve) Covert; grandchildren, Dawn Dreyer Orr, Julie Ryker Gritt, Dan Dreyer, Amanda Evans Clark, Ross Evans, Andrew Evans, Brian Covert, Matt Covert  and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at St. Barnabas Church on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Church. Arrangements: Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care given to their Dad while at Kindred-Southpointe



Catherine M. Wildman, 91, of Loogootee, passed away with her family by her side at 2:23 p.m. February 7, 2016 at The Timbers in Jasper.

She was born February 7, 1925 in Martin County to the late George and Marie (Buckley) Doyle.

Catherine was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She loved attending mass. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and shopping.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wildman; parents, George and Marie (Buckley) Doyle; brothers, Joe, Bill and Glenn Doyle; sister, Rose Mary Doyle.

Catherine is survived by her children, Jeffrey Wildman and Janice (Mike) Taylor, both of Loogootee; grandchildren, Jessica Wildman of Vincennes and Miranda Taylor of Loogootee; great-grandson, Daegan Wildman; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Wildman and Edna Wildman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Marilyn (Schrock) Miller, 71, of Cannelburg, entered into eternal rest at 3:23 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at her home.

She was born February 14, 1944 in Middlebury, IN to the late Menno and Mary (Miller) Schrock. She lived to be 71 years, 11 months, 7 days.

On Nov.23rd, 2015 she was admitted to Memorial Hospital with congestive heart failure. She spent 1week there, then was lovingly cared for in her home by family, palliative Care, & Heart to Heart Hospice, till her death. Marilyn accepted Christ in her youth and remained faith till her death. She was a member of Hillside Mennonite church at the time of her death. Marilyn lived her life as a homemaker and took great joy in hosting family and friends. Some of her hobbies involved growing beautiful flowers and making delicious meals and treats for all to enjoy. She enjoyed being a part of her grandchildren’s lives.

She is preceded in death by a son Daniel, parents Menno & Mary Schrock.

She was married to Andrew E. Miller Jan. 27th. 1966 in Ulmers, S.C. They began their wedded life together in Frogmore, S.C. while Andy was in 1-W service. During the course of their life together they lived in many different communities. Since 2006 they made their home in Daviess county Indiana. To this union were born 8 children, Lucy Ann (Husband, Jim Waters) of Norman, OK., Nathaniel Miller (Wife, Maryann Witmer) of Dalton, OH., Arlene (Husband, Nathan Miller) of Elnora, IN., Elizabeth (Husband, Ivan Graber) of Odon, IN., Daniel Miller Still born, Jacob Miller, (Wife, Michaele Sabin) of Kidron, OH., Polly (Husband, Jason Brown) of Elnora , IN., Thomas Miller of Holmesville, OH.

She is survived by her Husband Andy, 7 children, 21 Grandchildren, many nieces &nephews, a host of cousins, & 12 Siblings: Marion Schrock, (wife, Fannie Troyer) of Huntsville, OH., Melvin Schrock, (wife, Ina Raber) of Barnwell S.C., Marjorie (Husband, Dennis Stoll) of Abbeville S.C., Marvin Schrock of Pheonix ,AZ., Mervin Schrock of Williston S.C., Marietta, (Husband, Floyd Lengacher) of Lexington, IN., Merlene, (Husband, Larry Wingard) of Thomas, OK., Mildred, (Husband, Robert Carroll) of Fort Saint John, B.C., Martha, (Husband, David Miller) of Thomas, OK., Marita, (Husband, Vernon Huyard) of New Holland, PA., Miriam Schrock of Philadelphia, PA., Madonna, (Husband, Sheldon Schrock) of Walnut Creek, OH.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Mt. Olive Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 and Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mennonite Church.

The family wishes to sincerely thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown to us during this difficult time. We covet your earnest prayers that we may all be united once again with our loved one in heaven.


Dorothy Kavanaugh, 82, of Cannelburg, passed away at 4:16 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Eastgate Manor.

She was born May 6, 1933 in Loogootee, IN to the late Edward James and Emily Mae (Fields) Spaulding.

Dorothy was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She loved to volunteer at the church and Washington Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Kavanaugh; parents, Edward James and Emily Mae (Fields) Spaulding; brother, Rev. Donald Spaulding.

Dorothy is survived by one sister, Mary Catherine (Richard) Combs of Indianapolis and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James E. Koressel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg. Burial will follow in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Monday, January 25, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County Humane Society or your local animal shelter.


Sarah Margaret (Margie) Waggner, 88, of Loogootee, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Loogootee Nursing Center.

She was born March 4, 1927 in Loogootee, IN to the late Emmett (Mike) and Marie(Kidwell) Cissell.

Margie married Robert (Bob) Waggner August 16, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 15, 2001.

She fondly loved life and her family very much. She was a fantastic cook; we all loved going to Moms for many memorable Sunday dinners. She was a 1945 graduate of St. John Catholic High School. She was an avid supporter of the Loogootee Lions and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Margie had different jobs in her life, but she loved being Editor for the Loogootee Tribune the most. She last worked there in 2002. Margie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Loogootee Women’s Club and Loogootee Red Hats. She was a past member of The Daughters of Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 siblings, Rita Shipman and Robert Cissell.

Margie is survived by her children, Pamela Waggner of Loogootee, Barbara Jan Waggner of Odon, R. Scott Waggner of Loogootee and Kim (Mike) Fouty of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Nathan (Amy) Robert Waggner, Sara Waggner and boyfriend, Jeremy Lemon, and Will Fouty; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Waggner, Isaac Waggner, Koen Waggner, Madison Waggner and Emsley Waggner; sister, Mary Bernita Riley of Loogootee; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County Right to Life.


 

Dewey E. Weaver, 88, of Loogootee, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on January 10, 2016 at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

He was born June 19, 1927 in Elnora to the late Jasper and Violet (Walls) Weaver.

Dewey was a World War II Veteran and was honorably discharged from the Army Air Force. He worked at various mechanic shops in Washington and Plainville Machine and Tool prior to his employment at CAAA Crane.

He enjoyed woodworking and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Dewey was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Neva (White) Weaver in 1993; infant daughter, Violet Rose Weaver; step-grandson, Philip Todd; brothers, Ralph (Maxine) Weaver and Harold Weaver; sisters, Maxine (Bill) Drew and Vivian Weaver.

He is survived by his wife, Rita (Lannan) Weaver of Loogootee; children, Sandra Boger of Washington and Dan (Laurie) Weaver of Jasper; step-children, Steve (Carla) Strange of Peru, IN., Sam (Andrea) Strange of Loogootee, Cathy (Phil) Todd of Loogootee, John (Vickie) Strange of Jasper and Nancy (Bob) Consley of Loogootee; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 28 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-great-grandchild; brothers, James (Marilyn) Weaver of Belivedere, IL. and William J. (Shirley) Weaver of Evansville; sister, Judy (Jerry) Dickens of Belivedere, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Garden in Washington.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.


Alta Reatha (Miller) Swartzentruber, 93, of Montgomery, IN, went to her heavenly home at 1:07 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at her home.

She was born January 2, 1923 in Daviess County, Indiana to the late Joseph and Fannie (Lichty) Miller.

Alta married Elmer Swartzentruber December 31, 1944 and he preceded her in death November 2, 2015.

She was a charter member of Providence Mennonite Church and active in the congregation many years teaching Sunday School and Bible School and a member of Ladies Sewing Circle. She was a Tupperware representative and an honorary member of the Daviess Community Hospital Auxiliary. Her favorite activity was quilting. She made hundreds of quilts, especially for children, and enjoyed giving them to relatives and friends.

Alta was preceded in death by her husband; parents; 5 siblings; 6 in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 2 great-grandsons.

She is survived by daughters, Judi (Owen) Wagler and Treva (Simon Jr.) Wagler of Jerome, MI; Marla (Gayle) Armes of Scottsdale, AZ; Donna Yoder of Jasper and Beth (Roger) Walton of Iron Station, NC; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings; 7 in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Providence Mennonite Church in Montgomery. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at Providence Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Providence Mennonite Church in Memory of Alta Swartzentruber or Galiliean Home, P.O. Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539.


Donald G. Barnes, 47, of Washington, passed away at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 19, 1968 in Washington, IN to Elise (Wagler) Barnes and the late Jack Barnes.

Donald enjoyed woodworking and computers.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Barnes; paternal grandparents, Ruth and Jack Barnes Sr.; maternal grandparents, Henry and Corriene Wagler.

Donald is survived by his son, Ryan Downs (fiancÚe, Kacrissa Lentz) of Washington; grandchildren, Qincee Downs and MacKenzie Lentz; mother, Elise Barnes of Washington; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5th, 2015 at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.


Patrick B. Larkin Jr., 69, of Loogootee, passed away at 10:19 a.m. on December 29, 2015 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center.

He was born August 15, 1946 in Washington, IN to the late Patrick B. Larkin Sr. and Janet (Helm) Larkin.

Pat was a computer enthusiast. He enjoyed reading, puzzles and old movies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick B. Larkin Sr. and Janet (Helm) Larkin; brother, Michael J. Larkin; sister, Pamela A. Dunn.

Pat is survived by his wife, Jill Snider of Loogootee; siblings, Anna Marie (Evan) Hand of Loogootee, Judy (Larry) Bledsoe of Loogootee and Frank Larkin of California; brother-in-law, Joseph Dunn of Loogootee; many nieces and nephews.

To honor Pat’s wishes, no services will be held.


Roberta A. (Bobbie) Cherry, 66, of Loogootee, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on December 26, 2015 at St. Mary Medical Center in Evansville.

She was born December 29, 1948 in Washington, IN to the late Don and Mae (Burton) Reinhart and Robert (Bud) McCord.

Bobbie retired from NSWC Crane as a financial analyst. She previously worked for Century 21. She was a member of Hindostan United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, but most of all, she loved her family and friends.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Lee Arvin and his parents, Leonard and Pauline Arvin; parents, Don and Mae (Burton) Reinhart and Robert (Bud) McCord; brother, Jim Reinhart and daughter-in-law, Kara Arvin.

She is survived by her children, Scott Arvin, Brian (Heather) Arvin and Katie Hawkins, all of Loogootee; grandchildren, Trent, Jarrett and Ashlee Arvin, Zachary and Parker Arvin, and Maelee and Josie Hawkins; siblings, Gary (Judy) McCord of Brownstown, Carla (Tom) Williams, Donnie (Mary Ann) Reinhart and Debbie (Gene) Parsons, all of Loogootee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Truelove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Ida Knepp, 99, of Odon, IN, passed away at 6:37 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Ketcham Memorial Center.

She was born January 16, 1916 in Daviess County, IN to the late Victor and Caroline (Graber) Knepp.

Ida was a charter member of Bethel Mennonite Church. She taught Sunday school for many years at Bethel Mennonite Church and taught Bible School in Kentucky. She worked at children’s home in West Liberty, Ohio and was a nanny for Dr. Chattin’s family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elmer, James and Jerry Knepp; sisters, Rosanna Knepp, Maggie Marie Knepp, Mildred Faye Knepp and Barbara Ellen Yoder.

Ida is survived by sister, Esther (Ivan) Swartzentruber of Montgomery and many nieces, nephews and family friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Bethel Mennonite Church in Odon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 20, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of service at Bethel Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethel Mennonite Mission Fund.
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Delema Ruth Wininger Sanders, age 77, Farmland, Indiana, since October of 2009, formerly of Shoals, Indiana since 1977, passed away on June 12, 2010 at 12:30 a.m. in her home, surrounded by her family. Delema was determined to see her 60th wedding anniversary, passing away thirty minutes into the day. Delema was born on August 16, 1932 in Martin County to Soll and Imogene Wraley Wininger. She married Clifford W. Sanders on June 12, 1950 in Shoals, Indiana, and he survives. Before her retirement, Delema was employed twelve years at the Martin County Court House working in the auditor and treasurers office. She was a graduate of Shoals High School, and a member of the Shoals Holiness Church where she was active in her congregation serving as deaconess, Sunday School Teacher, and treasurer. She is survived by five daughters:
Carolyn Sanders of Shoals, Indiana
Phyllis Tinsman Joe of Farmland, Indiana
Rita Childress Jr. of Farmland, Indiana
Mary Wright of Parker City, Indiana
Naomi Cox of Parker City, Indiana
One son John Sanders of Shoals, Indiana
Ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren
Two sisters Louise Lindley and Judy Smock
Three brothers John, Paul and Jimmie Wininger
Preceded in death by parents, one son Tom W. Sanders, two sisters Pauline Murray, and Juanita Cobb. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, Indiana, with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Burial in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.