Courtesy of Cathy Clark

William "Bill" Dewey Bateman

The Washington Times-Herald

February 72010

William "Bill" Dewey Bateman, 85, of Washington, died at 11:38 a.m. Friday at Daviess Community Hospital.

Born March 21, 1924, in Wheatland, he was the son of Sherman and Ocie (Evans) Bateman.

A graduate of Plainville High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the USS Venus in the South Pacific. He attended Bethany Christian Church. He was a farmer, had worked for Ward City Lumber and drove a school bus for over 25 years. An avid basketball fan, he was a varsity high school basketball referee for many years.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Bateman of Washington; two stepsons and their wives, Arlen and Cathy Winkler and Jim and Jill Winkler, all of Washington; a stepdaughter and her husband, Suzanne and Scott Kern of Bloomington; one granddaughter, Crystal Kiltz of Washington; two great-grandchildren; Aransas and Jaydin Pendley of Washington; six step grandchildren, Jordan, Garrett, Lauren, Kevin and Morgan Winkler of Washington and   Nathan Kern of Bloomington; two brothers, George Bateman, his twin, of Greenfield and Earl Bateman of Washington; two sisters, Jody Eaton of Washington and Betty Haskins ofOdon; and many nieces and nephews.

His wife, Merriel (Hedge) Bateman, whom he married in 1977, died Jan. 20, 1991. One son, Jeff Bateman; three brothers, Arthur, Woody and Quinton Bateman; and four sisters, Alma Balin, Pearl Hall, Aileen Miller and Mildred Williams, are also deceased.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel, with Bro. Matt Merold officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and V .F. W.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Courtesy of Cathy Clark

Oral Bateman

The Washington Times-Herald

September 21, 2005

Oral Woodrow Bateman, 88, died at 5 p.m. Monday at Washington Nursing Center.

Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Knox County, he was the son of Sherman and Hattie Emmons) Bateman.

He attended Plainville schools and retired after working 19 years in maintenance at Cartwright School District 83 in Phoenix, Ariz. He also worked for 12 years at Arizona Refrigeration Company. He attended Zion Church.

He is survived by three brothers, Earl and Bill Bateman, both of Washington, and George Bateman of Greenfield; and four sisters and a brother-in-law, Alma Bland and Josephine Eaton of Washington, Mildred Williams of Carlyle, Ill., and Betty and Joe Haskins of Odon.

Two brothers, Arthur and Quentin Bateman, and two sisters, Pearl Hall and Allene Miller, are deceased.

The funeral will be at 10:30 am. Thursday at Poindexter-Hall 'and McClure Funeral Home, with Jack B. Haskins officiating.

Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

           Courtesy of Cathy Clark

The Washington Times-Herald
Mon Jul 07, 2008

Joseph L. Haskins

ODON - Joseph L. Haskins, 81, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1926, in Pike County, he was the son of Byron and Bessie (Capehart) Haskins.

He was a former owner/operator of Haskins Feed Mill and Litter Company. He served two terms as county commissioner and was state president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners; served as Republican precinct committeeman for approximately 20 years; served on the board of governors of the Daviess Community Hospital for 20 years and was the president from 1984 to 1991. He and the board made several significant improvements, along with bringing professional management to the hospital during his tenure. He has been recognized for all his hard work and recently received a special thank you from the CEO.

Haskins was instrument in the development of the town of Odon. He was one of the first sponsors of the Odon Little League program, co-sponsor of the fund raising drive that provided much needed communications system improvements for the Odon and Madison Township Fire Departments and assisted in the establishment of the Odon Housing Corporation, provider of affordable, modem housing for the elderly. Some years after the establishment, the Odon Housing Board was having financial difficulty. He stepped in as president and under his direction and leadership turned it around to a profitable business within five years.

Realizing that there was a dire need in the Odon community for a modem health care facility, he became the driving force behind the establishment of the North Daviess Medical Clinic, along with John Myers and Amos Stoll. Haskins was instrumental in the support and improvement of the Odon community with his and his wife's generous donation of five acres of prime real estate to the Parkview Assisted Living project.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Shriners, Loyal Order of the Moose, Elks, 4-H Adult Leader, Kentucky and Indiana Historical Society and Society of Indiana Pioneers which certifies that his family settled in Indiana before 1825.

He was a recipient of Odon Business and Professional Association's 1991 ''D.M. Hayes Community Service Award," 1988 Sagamore ofthe Wabash Award appointed by the governor and Transportation Committee Award from the governor. He received special recognition for his travel to Russia in 1988, sponsored by Purdue University, to promote brotherhood and understanding and building of friendship of the two countries. He is listed in the 1993-1994 Marques Who's Who for "demonstrating outstanding achievement in his own field, contributing to the betterment of the community."

A member of Odon First Christian Church, his foremost interest was in his family's genealogy. The Sons of the Revolution recently recognized him for his hard work in restoring the Haskins /Mt. Eden Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Bateman) Haskins, whom he married April 27, 1945; daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl Haskins Campbell of Bloomington, Nancy and Bob Herstine of Greenwood; sons and daughter-in-law, Steve Haskins of Camby and Mark and JoDee Haskins of Lincoln, Neb.; nine grandchildren, John, Leigh, J.D., Kathy, Heather, Joe, Mark Allen, Bridget and Amber; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Delores Haskins and William and Marie Haskins, all of Washington.

He is preceded in death by one grandson, Adam Trueblood. Four brothers, Harry, Robert, Cameron and Ivan Haskins, are also deceased.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Odon First Christian Church, with Bros. Jack Haskins and Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

           Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the American                       Cancer Society. Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-Hall and McClure
           Funeral Home.

 Courtesy of Cathy Clark

The Washington Times-Herald
Sat Jul 29, 2006

Guy E. DeBord

WHEATLAND - Guy E. DeBord, 82, entered into eternal rest at 1 :40 a.m. Wednesday at his  residence.

He was born May 23,1924, in Odon, to Samuel and Lucy (Cates) DeBord.

He farmed his entire life. He was a member of the Wheatland United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, pitching horseshoes, and above all he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Roma Branin DeBord, whom he married Sept. 30, 1995; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Jeanette DeBord and Fred and Cindy DeBord, all of Wheatland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Sam Briner of Monroe City, and Linda and Bill Root of Nashville; stepchildren and their spouses, David and Kim Branin ofMt. Holly, N.J., Jacqueline and James Szalma of Hainesport, N.J., and Arthur Dean Branin of Washington; three sisters, Violet Allen of Vincennes, Hazel Steimel of Bicknell and Florence McCarter of Wheatland; 16 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

His first wife, Mildred June DeBord, died Jan. 5, 1995. One grandchild and one stepson are also deceased.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wheatland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Courtesy of Cathy Clark

The Washington Times-Herald
Sep 16,2010

Leslie Kail

WASHINGTON - Leslie Lee Kail, 85, of Washington
, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Born Jan. 11, 1925, in Martin County, he was the son of Morton and Elva (Evans) Kail. He attended Martin County schools and was a route salesman and mainly a refrigeration serviceman for Coca Cola. He was a member of Bethel North United Methodist Church and Masonic, Charity Lodge No. 30 F and AM. He is survived by his wife, Camilla Ruth (Schnarr) Kail, whom he married Sept. 23, 1950; a daughter, Cathy Kail of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Ellen Kail and Mildred DeBord; and a brother Herman Kail. The funeral will be at 1 p.m.
Monday at Gill Chapel, with Bro. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Oak: Grove Cemetery, with Masonic rites.

Visitation is after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home