ESTHER MARY CROCKER, widow of the late Rev. Floyd Joseph Crocker (NIC), died Sept. 18, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 20 at Wesley Manor in the Amanda Reid Chapel. Burial was Sunday, Sept. 21 at St. John's Cemetery in Napolean. Survivors include: children, Joe Crocker of Mt. Prospect, Ill., and Mary Ann McCammon of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother and sister, Fred Bodenberg of Aspers, Pa. and Naomi Fox of Yardley, Pa. Memorials can be made to your church or favorite missionary.

EDNA GEIST, mother of Susan Smith and mother-in-law of Pastor Laurence Smith of Calvary UMC in Elkhart, Ind., died Sept. 26, 2008. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. & Mrs. Laurence L. Smith, 56099 River Shore Lane, Elkhart, IN 46516-1214.

ROBERT E. LOUGHEED, retired part-time local pastor (NIC), died on Sept. 25, 2008. A memorial service is to be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Nelle Lougheed, 325 W. Highway 89A, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

ROBERTA LUNDY, widow of the late Rev. Robert Lundy (NIC), died Sept. 15, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 19 in Frankfort, Ind. Survivors include: daughter, Jean (Nelson) Mount; son, Robert Lundy; and three grandsons, Kee Mount, Craig Lundy and Derek Lundy. Condolences can be sent to Jean Mount, 3620 Helms Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97527. Memorial contributions can be made to Wesley Manor, Good Samaritan Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041; Guardian Angel Hospice, 513 W. Lincoln Rd, Kokomo, IN 46902; or an organization of your choice.

CARLYLE L. MASON, retired pastor (NIC), died Sept. 1, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 5 in Bloomington. Survivors include: wife, Mildred; son, Jon Mason; daughters, Marianne Mason, Marna Andrew; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to Mildred Mason, 711 N. Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408. Memorial contributions can be made to the Monroe County United Ministries, 827 W 14th Ct., Bloomington, IN 47404 or to Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

BARBARA MAXWELL, widow of the late Rev. Loren Maxwell (SIC), died Sept. 23, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept, 25 in Franklin, Ind. Survivors include: son, Ray Maxwell; daughter, Patricia Ashworth.

GALEN MILLER, father of the Rev. David "Mick" Miller, pastor of College Corner UMC (SIC), died Sept.14, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 18 in Richmond, Ind. Survivors include: wife, June; three children, Mick, Becky and Jim and four grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. David Miller, 5519 E. Velocipede Pike, W. College Corner, IN 47003. Memorial contributions can be given to Achieva Resources Corp. Inc., 800 Mendleson Drive, P. O. Box 1252, Richmond, IN 47374; St. Mary's Catholic Church c/o Richmond Catholic Office, 240 S. Sixth St., Richmond, IN 47374; or the Galen Miller Scholarship Fund of the Wayne County Foundation, 33 S. Seventh St., Richmond, IN 47374.

EARL MORRIS, father-in-law of Lisa Morris, long-time employee of the Indianapolis Districts and Metro Ministries (SIC), died Aug. 27, 2008. A memorial service was held Aug. 30 in Hartford City, Ind. Survivors include: wife, Lois Morris of Hartford City; sons, Stephen and Brian Morris; and 2 grandchildren. Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church, 500 N. High St., Hartford City, IN 47348.

INEZ DAIZY HEBER MYERS, mother of Jon Leon Myers, lay pastor of Linebarger Chapel UMC in the Terre Haute District (SIC), died Sept. 2, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 4 in Clinton, Ind. Survivors include: sons, Jon Leon Myers and Karl Willis Myers; daughter, Orthanna Yager, all of Clinton; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to Leon & Lois Myers, 11977 S. 25 E., Clinton, IN 47842. Memorials can be made to the Wayside United Methodist Church, 14895 South 200 East; Clinton, IN 47842

JOHN PENDLETON, father-in-law of Pastor Jeff Stedge (Lima/Scott UMC - NIC), died Aug. 29, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 3 at the Liberty Chapel Church, 3942 W. 500 N, Crawfordsville. Condolences can be sent to Jeff and Kari Stedge at 7020 N 675 W, Shipshewana, IN 46565.

JEWELL RITTENHOUSE, widow of the late Rev. H. Lloyd Lanahan (NIC), died Aug. 3, 2008. Services were held Aug. 6 at the Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson, Ind., with the the Rev. Michael D. Toombs officiating. Burial was in the East Maplewood Cemetery. Survivors include: husband, Ellsworth K. Rittenhouse, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 46131.Memorial contributions can be made to Grace UMC, 1300 E. Adams Dr., Franklin, IN 46131-1940.

DOUGLAS KOENIG SHOAFF, father of the Rev. Scott Shoaff, pastor of Garrett UMC (Fort Wayne District, NIC), died Sept. 24, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 29 in Fort Wayne. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Scott D. Shoaff, 2006 Shady Lane, Garrett, IN 46738.

DARREL F. TAGGART, retired pastor (NIC), died Sept. 20, 2008. A memorial service was held Sept. 30 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors include: wife, Pauline, and sons, John of Chippenburg, Pa., James of Leo, Ind., and Dean of Duluth, Minn. Memorials can be made to the First Wayne St. UMC, 300 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2714.

JOSEPHINE L. THOMAS, widow of the late Rev. Oliver B. Thomas (NIC), died August 30, 2008. A memorial service was held on Sept. 5 in Kokomo, Ind. Survivors include: a daughter and husband, Betty Jo and Charles Chilcott of Kokomo; grandson, Jeremy Bitner of Kokomo; granddaughter, Regina Wolford Ashby of Kokomo; two step-grandsons and wives, Cory and Amy Chilcott of Monticello, Ind., and Jeffrey and Shana Cilcott of Lafayette, Ind.; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

GARY WERNER, husband of the Rev. Jo An Schaetzle (diaconal minister - NIC), died on Aug. 26, 2008. A memorial service was held Aug. 29, at the Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka, with his nephew, the Rev. Jamie Hart, officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Ind. Memorial contributions can be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 70399, Tacoma, WA 98481-0399. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Jo An Schaetzle, 16702 Ireland Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544.