THOMAS W. ABBOTT, retired pastor (former SIC), died Jan. 11, 2009. A memorial service was held Jan. 25 in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions can be made to the South Indiana Conference Retired Ministers Fund, United Methodist Foundation of South Indiana, 3530 South Keystone Avenue, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
INA PEARL BARNES, mother of Mary Barnes director of the South Indiana Media Center in Bloomington, died Jan. 11, 2009. A memorial service was held Jan. 16 in Linton. A second service was held Feb. 1 in Bloomington. Memorial contributions can be made to First UMC, 149 B St. N.E., Linton, IN 47441; First UMC, P.O. Box 936, Bloomington, IN 47402 (to the Charles Webb Endowment Fund, UMW or Shalom Center); or to Habitat for Humanity. Condolences can be sent to Mary Barnes, South Indiana Conference Center, 1520 South Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403.
DANIEL A. BENGSTON, retired pastor (former NIC), died Jan. 26, 2009 in Richmond, Mo. A memorial service was held Jan. 29 at the Richmond UMC in Richmond, Mo. Survivors include: his wife, Jean Baker Bengston; her daughters, Cathy Habermehl, Ellen McDonald and Laura Baker; one sister, Doris Combs of Niles, Mich.; one son, Philip Bengston of Versailles, Ky.; daughter, Lois Douglas of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to the Richmond UMC, PO Box 406, Richmond, MO 64085-0406. Condolences may be sent to Jean Bengston, 301 Morningside Dr., Richmond, MO 64085-1935.
EVALENA CLEMENTS, widow of the late Rev. Halden H. Clements, retired Elder (former SIC), died Feb. 1, 2009. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 3, A memorial service was held Feb. 4, at the at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville, Ind. with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Survivors include: son, David Clements of Cambridge City, Ind; and granddaughter, Tamra Clements of Williamsburg, Ind.
M. ELEANOR "SUE" HEATH, widow of the late Rev. Charles R. "Dick" Heath, retired Elder (former SIC), died Dec. 16, 2008. Burial was at Round Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Survivors include: daughters, Maryalis Brindley of Augusta, Ky. and Didi Marie Shepherd of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hall of Big Bear, Calif. and Betty McInnes of Victoria, B.C. Memorial contributions can be made to Experience Crew Young Adults Ministry, 6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34119.
DANIEL MORRIS, a retired pastor of the Western Pennsylvania Conference and father of the Rev. Tracey Leslie, pastor of Marquette Park UMC in Gary (former NIC), died Jan. 23, 2009. A memorial service was held Jan. 26 in Pa. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Tracey Leslie, 8732 Lakewood Ave., Gary, IN 46403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LILLIAN PERKINS, widow of the late Rev. E. T. Perkins, retired Elder (former SIC), died Feb.1, 2009. A memorial service was held Feb. 4,at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin, Ind., with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, Ind. Survivors include: sons, N. Gene Perkins, 1521 Demaree Rd., Greenwood, IN 46142, Dr. R. Wayne Perkins, 720 S. Meadow Rd., Evansville, IN 47714, and Dr. Thornton D. Perkins, 2175 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46143; sister, Lida McLaughlin of Louisville, Ky.; and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be given to the General Board of Pensions' Ministers Retirement Fund, South Indiana Conference Center, 1520 S. Liberty Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403.
SIDNEY SHORT, 80, a retired UM pastor from another conference living in Auburn, Ind., but not a member of either Indiana conference, died Jan. 16, 2009. A memorial service was held Jan. 20, at the First UMC in Battle Creek, Mich. A second memorial service was held Jan. 21, at the First UMC in Auburn, Ind. Survivors include: his wife, Alice; son Matthew of Auburn, Ind.; daughter Susanne of St. Paul, Minn.; grandchildren Emily and Sidney Short, Mattie and Henry Daub; and two sisters, Irene Sweet and Gwen Kile. Memorials can be made to the food bank of your choice.
JOHN W. WALLACE, former pastor of Asbury Chapel UMC at Montpelier (former NIC), died Jan. 24, 2009. A memorial was held Jan. 31 at the Upland UMC. Survivors include: his wife, Doris; children: Debra Rice of Upland, Jan Reber of Upland, Jonna Jordan of Noblesville, and Jeff Wallace of Upland; ten grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Wallace of Summerville, S.C.; and one sister, Beverly Worthington of Richmond, Va.. Memorials to Upland UMC Building Fund, P.O. Box 11, Upland, IN 46989 or to the Wallace Family Social Work Scholarship at Taylor University, 239 W. Reade Avenue, Upland, IN 46989.