SHIRLEY A. BRETT, widow of the Rev. William E. Brett (former NIC), died July 4, 2009. A memorial service was held July 7 at Centenary UMC in Terre Haute, Ind., with burial at Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, Ind. Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Perry and Susan Wilson; three sons, Phil Brett, Gary Brett and Dennis Brett; one brother, William Payne; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

WAYNE HUGHES DAVIS, father of the Rev. Roberta Ingles Davis of Hobart Trinity UMC (former NIC), died May 22, 2009. A memorial service was held May 26 at the Fisher Funeral Home in Logansport. Survivors include: his wife, Jackie; daughters, the Rev. Roberta Ingle Davis of Hobart, Lana Stout of Logansport and Valerie Elkins of Boise, Idaho; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Jackie Davis, 1016 Lynas Avenue, Logansport, IN 46947 and/or to the Rev. Roberta L. Davis, 3700 E. 34th Lane, Hobart, IN 46342-1407.

SARAH YARBROUGH EVANS, mother of the Rev. James Evans, pastor of Crescent Avenue UMC in Fort Wayne (former NIC), died May 28, 2009 in Valparaiso, Ind. A memorial service was held June 5 at the First UMC in Valparaiso. A second memorial service was held at First UMC in Mishawaka, Ind., June 6. Survivors include: Margie Miller and son-in-law the Rev. Lloyd H. Miller, retired (former NIC), of Valparaiso, The Honorable Sarah Barker of Morgantown, Ind., Dr. Lora Stout of Lathrup Village, Minn., the Rev. James M. Evans, Jr. of Fort Wayne, Joe Evans of North Wales, Pa., and Amy Stant of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Condolences can be sent the Rev. James M. Evans, Crescent Avenue UMC, 1232 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805 and to Margie Evans Miller, 513 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Memorial gifts can be made to the First UMC, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN46544, designated to the Sarah Evans Fund for Mission.

JOHN FISHER, local civic leader, active United Methodist layman and a formidable presence in the Muncie since the 1940s, died June 28, 2009. He was chairman of Ball Corp. from 1981 to his retirement in 1986. He was active at High Street United Methodist Church, helping oversee the rebuilding of the structure after a 1978 explosion. A memorial service for John Fisher is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at High Street UMC, 219 South High Street.

GEORGE GREATHOUSE, part-time Local Pastor at Heltonville UMC in the Bloomington District (former SIC), died May 29, 2009. A memorial service was held June 2 at Brownstown, Ind., with burial at the Christiansburg Cemetery. Survivors include: wife, Connie Greathouse, 7981 W. CR 975 N., Norman, IN 47264; two daughters, Teresa Roland and Jill Greathouse; two grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or donor’s choice.

CHUCK HEFLEY, long-time North Indiana Conference lay leader and supporter of camping and Epworth Forest, died June 24, 2009. A memorial service is tentatively planned for July 11 at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo.

JEANETTE HULBERT, wife of retired pastor the Rev. Glen F. Hulbert (former NIC), died May 19, 2009. A memorial service was held May 22 at Congress Street UMC in Lafayette, Ind. The Revs. Glenda Woodcox and Kate Walker officiated. Survivors include: her husband, Glen; daughter, Karla Hulbert; and son, Timothy Hulbert, both of Lafayette; and four grandchildren. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Glen F. Hulbert, 909 Crestview Pl., Lafayette, IN 47905. Memorials can be given to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 1415 Salem St., Suite 202W, Lafayette, IN 47904.

WILLIAM DENVER MEDDOCK, retired pastor (former NIC), died July 1, 2009. A memorial service was held July 7 at the Bradley UMC in Greenfield, Ind. Survivors include: his wife, Jeanne; three daughters, one son, and one step-daughter - JoAnn, Sherry, Mardene, Wayne and Betsy. Condolences can be sent to Jeanne Meddock, 405 Hawthorne Lane, Greenfield, IN 46140. Memorials can be given to the Bradley UMC, 210 W. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

ROBERT HERMAN MILLER, retired Elder (former SIC) who last served at Lawrenceburg UMC, died May 30, 2009. A memorial service was held June 20, at Covington (Ind.) UMC. Survivors include: wife, Marjorie A. Miller, Crestwood Village West, 315 Welcome Way, Boulevard E., Building 6, Room 202D, Indianapolis, IN 46214; daughter, Dot Miller Ward of Indianapolis; son, David Miller of Brownsburg. Memorial contributions can be given to Covington UM Choir, c/o Covington UMC, P.O. Box 222, Covington, IN 47932; Ruth Lilly Hospice of Clarian, 1801 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202; St. Vincent Hospice, 2142 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

ROBERT EUGENE NEWNUM, father of the Rev. Robert Stephen Newnum, General Board of Global Ministries missionary/professor to Brazil (former NIC), died May 28, 2009. A memorial service was held June 2 at Bethany UMC in Fort Wayne with the burial June 3 in Kingman, Ind. Condolences can be e-mailed to the Rev. Robert Stephen Newnum at

ERNEST H. OTTJES, of Stewartville, Minn., father of Jim Ottjes, active lay person in Lay Speaking Ministries (former NIC) and delegate to General Conferences, died June 4, 2009. He also was the father-in-law of the Rev. Karen Ottjes of Akron. A memorial service was held June 9 in Stewartville, Minn. Condolences can be sent to Jim and Karen Ottjes, 418 N. Mishawaka St., Akron, IN 46910-9108.

CARNELL SCOTT, active lay person in the former North Indiana Conference, died June 3, 2009. A memorial service was held June 9 in Gary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna. Survivors include: his three daughters, Madelyn Beasley, Patricia Dumas and Patricia Jackson. Condolences can be sent to Madelyn Beasley, 619 Hovey St., Gary, IN 46404.

PAUL R. TEMPLE, retired pastor (former NIC), died June 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include: his daughter, Dr. Carolyn Temple Adger of Silver Springs, Md.; sons, Dr. Gordon P. Temple of Indianapolis, and Prof. Harold L. Temple of Glen Ellyn, Ill. Condolences can be sent to Prof. Harold L. Temple, 501 Forest Ave., Apt. 506, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community, 585 N. State Rte. 741, Lebanon, OH 45036.