Obituaries

Doris Clark, Conference Lay Leader, dies at 69

DORIS CLARK of Indianapolis, 69, Indiana Conference Lay Leader, died Sunday, January 27, 2019. Doris was a longtime member of University UMC. She was expected to serve as a delegate at the Special-Called General Conference in February. A public visitation will be held...

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Curran, Lenore J. (Lee)

LENORE J. 'LEE' CURRAN passed away on January 23, 2023. Lenore was the beloved wife of Thomas Curran, loving mother of local pastors Christopher and Jodi Kosary, Elizabeth (David) Kosary Graca, Thomas Curran, and the late Kenneth Kosary; grandmother of Mark (Sarah)...

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Imler, William (Bill)

Rev. William "Bill" Imler died July 31, 2022 surrounded by members of his family. Bill was born at home in Hagerstown, Indiana on February 6, 1925. After Bill’s first year of seminary, he married Dona Lou Wilson. From 1950-53 Bill was appointed pastor of two Methodist...

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Frields, Robert (Bob)

REV. ROBERT “BOB” G. FRIELDS, 93, of Linton, IN, passed away on September 5, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Military honors will be on the front lawn at the funeral home. Visitation...

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Faull, Margaret A.

MARGARET A. FAULL of Fort Wayne, 93, mother to Jan Fager, Conference Assistant serving the Northwest and North Districts, died Saturday, September 28, 2019. Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home,...

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Wood, Charles E.

CHARLES E. WOOD of Greencastle, Indiana, 91, retired Elder, died Sunday, August 18, 2019. During his service in the Indiana Conference, Charles served churches in Indianapolis, Ellettsville, Mt. Vernon, and other areas in Indiana. A funeral service was held August 25,...

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Byers, Betty Jean

BETTY JEAN BYERS of Camby, Indiana, 89, surviving spouse to the Rev. Clyde Lindburgh Byers, died Saturday, August 18, 2018. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Carol Stead, of Camby; her son, David Byers, of North Webster; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were...

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Cotton, David George

DAVID GEORGE COTTON of Booneville, Indiana, 79, retired Local Pastor serving Hatfield United Methodist Church, died Monday, November 19, 2018. Visitation will be held 4-8:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, Hatfield United Methodist Church, 9117 W 100 N, Richland City, IN...

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Robert Pollock, Sr.

ROBERT POLLOCK, SR., 90, of Evansville, IN, retired elder, passed away on August 16, 2023. He is survived by a brother, Rev. James (Betty Lou) Pollock; children, Bob Jr. (Kelli), David (Jenny), Doug (Jennifer), Chad (Heather) Pollock, and...

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Margaret G. Shaw

MARGARET G. SHAW, 95, surviving spouse of retired elder Ashland Shaw, passed away on August 10, 2023.  Margaret is survived by her children, Nelson (JulieAnn) of Boonville, IN, Wesley (Kathy) of Lafayette, IN, and Suzanne of Springfield, MO. She is...

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Clifford Howard Lindley

CLIFFORD HOWARD LINDLEY, 92, retired elder, of LaGrange, IN, went home on August 9, 2023, to his Lord and Shepherd Jesus, to the place where joy will never end. Survivors include children, James (Un Hui) Lindley of Fairview Heights, IL, and John (Meda) Lindley of...

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Debra K. (Estes) Payne

DEBRA K. (ESTES) PAYNE, 65, local pastor, of Odon, IN, went to her heavenly home on July 29, 2023.Pastor Debbie is survived by her daughters, Amanda (Ronald) Stahl of Henderson, KY, and Kirsten (Jason) Williams of Evansville, IN; mother, Pat (Springfield) Estes...

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Dennis L. Payton

DENNIS L. PAYTON, 69, Mooresville, IN, retired elder and father to Rev. Daniel Payton and Rev. Andy Payton, passed away peacefully at his home on July 21, 2023, after a well-fought battle with stomach cancer.  Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Tammy;...

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Carol Ann (Stewart) Hook

CAROL ANN (STEWART) HOOK, spouse of local pastor Arlington Hook, passed away at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, IN, on Friday, March 3, 2023.  Left to cherish her memory is stepson, Dan Hook; brothers, Emmett Eugene Stewart and David Franklin...

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Sylvia (Skinner) Richert

SYLVIA (SKINNER) RICHERT, 83, of Evansville, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Lawrence Richert, passed away on July 10, 2023.She is survived by her children, Bryan (Tanya Quin) Richert and Alicia Richert; grandson, Mason Seiler; and brothers, Ralph (Darla) Skinner,...

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Arlington “Joe” S. Hook

ARLINGTON "JOE" S. HOOK, 96, retired local pastor, passed away at Harrison Springs Health Campus on June 24, 2023. Left to cherish his memory is son, Dan Hook; grandchildren, Jennifer Dill, Andrew Hook, Joshua Hook, and Christopher Hook; eight great-grandchildren; and...

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Rod White-Stevens

ROD WHITE-STEVENS, of Peachtree City, GA, husband of retired elder Jane White-Stevens, passed on to glory April 20, 2023.  Survivors include his beloved wife, Jane; son, Ryan (Christal) White-Stevens; daughter, Ellie (Matt White) White-Stevens; grandchildren, Ash and...

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Vernal “Marcella” Swan

VERNAL "MARCELLA" SWAN, 96, Marion, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Jim Swan, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2022. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn (Michael) Swan-Mere of Marion; sons, James "Jim" (Cynthia) Swan of St. Petersburg, FL, and David (Kambi)...

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Doris E. (Snyder) Vandine

DORIS E. (SNYDER) VANDINE, 93, surviving spouse of pastor Ross Vandine, of Franklin, IN, passed away on November 18, 2022. She is survived by her son, James Ross (Sandra) Vandine; daughter, Janelle Rae (Larry) Garriott; brother, Howard Snyder; grandchildren, Katherine...

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Sylvia (Skinner) Richert

SYLVIA (SKINNER) RICHERT, 83, of Evansville, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Lawrence Richert, passed away on July 10, 2023. She is survived by her children, Bryan (Tanya Quin) Richert and Alicia Richert; grandson, Mason Seiler; and brothers, Ralph (Darla) Skinner, Ron...

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Dennis L. Payton

DENNIS L. PAYTON, 69, Mooresville, IN, retired elder and father to Rev. Daniel Payton and Rev. Andy Payton, passed away peacefully at his home on July 21, 2023, after a well-fought battle with stomach cancer. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Tammy; sons, Rev....

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Carol Ann (Stewart) Hook

CAROL ANN (STEWART) HOOK, spouse of local pastor Arlington Hook, passed away at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, IN, on Friday, March 3, 2023. Left to cherish her memory is stepson, Dan Hook; brothers, Emmett Eugene Stewart and David Franklin Stewart; and a whole...

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Michael M. Rousselle

MICHAEL M. ROUSSELLE, 69, of Portage, IN, husband to retired local pastor Debbie Rousselle, passed away June 28, 2023, at his home. A funeral service for Michael will be held Saturday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Portage, 2637 McCool Rd,...

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Richard Larry Smith

RICHARD LARRY SMITH, 83, retired elder, of Pendleton, IN, passed away July 7, 2022. He is survived by his son, Kevin Matthew (Leslie Denise) Smith; grandson, Jacob Ryan Smith; brothers-in law and sisters-in law, Aleta (Stanley) Holderman, Donald (Vickie) Watkins, and...

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John Ronald Sauer

JOHN RONALD SAUER, 82, retired elder, departed this life on July 21, 2022, in his home, after experiencing a remarkable and well-lived life that he was thankful for. He is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Alice "Becky" Minter-Sauer of almost 40 years of...

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Eljane Dunnuck Adams Peters

ELJANE DUNNUCK ADAMS PETERS, or "Janie" as she was affectionately known by many, 97, surviving spouse of pastor John Adams, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on November 3, 2022. She is survived by her younger sister, Jacqueline Kinney of Stuart, FL; children, R. Mark...

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Patsy Lou (Minnick) Merrifield

PATSY LOU (MINNICK) MERRIFIELD, 94, surviving spouse of local pastor Carldean Merrifield, of Wolcottville, IN, died December 22, 2022, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus, Kendallville, IN. Surviving are her children, Linda (Jerry) Barker of South Milford, IN, Barbara...

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Linda Schiphorst McCoy

LINDA SCHIPHORST MCCOY, 77, retired elder, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 20, 2023, just a year and 10 days after her beloved husband, Mike. Linda is survived by her daughter, Erin (Lee) Roling and granddaughter, Madeline Swike. Memorial contributions can be...

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Linda M. Snider

LINDA M. SNIDER, 77, retired elder, of Terre Haute, IN, returned to her heavenly home on June 1, 2023. Linda is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Shelly) Snider (Laura Blake) and Susan Turner (Isaac); her constant companion for 30 years, Marilyn Fisher; her...

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Martha Lorene Terrell

MARTHA LORENE TERRELL, 93, surviving spouse of pastor Tom Terrell, of Asheville, NC, passed away May 9, 2023, just six hours before her 94th birthday. Surviving are her three children and their families; Jana and Chris Lechner, Kyle (Naomi), Austin, Luke, Ashleigh,...

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Paul Steven Bay

PAUL STEVEN BAY, 75, retired elder, of Greenback, TN, passed away surrounded by his family on May 31, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sara Culvahouse; children, Alfie (Mitchell) Bay Rowan, Paul Justin (Kavita) Bay, and...

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Phyllis June Howard

PHYLLIS JUNE HOWARD, 96, of Boonville, IN, surviving spouse of pastor Paul Howard, passed away on February 9, 2023, surrounded by her family. Phyllis is survived by her son, David Howard; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and...

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Lorraine L. Jolliff

LORRAINE L. JOLLIFF, 96, of Terre Haute, IN, surviving spouse of pastor Dale Jolliff, passed away on February 18, 2023. Lorraine is survived by her children, Steven (Cathy) Jolliff, Thomas (Patricia) Jolliff, and Carolyn (Reed) Kidder; two granddaughters; one...

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Mildred F. Kennedy

MILDRED F. KENNEDY, 98, of Greenwood, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Raymond Kennedy, passed away on December 14, 2022. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Neesen; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity...

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Colleen Mae Lucas

COLLEEN MAE LUCAS, 83, of Westport, IN, retired local pastor, passed away on October 27, 2022. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Lewis) Wright of Madison, IN, and Teresa (Daniel) Anson of Vincennes, IN; sons, Brian Lucas of Madison and Michael (Kim) Lucas of...

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Iva Ardell Lynn

IVA ARDELL LYNN, 92, surviving spouse of Rev. Ray Lynn, passed away on December 19, 2022, in Aspen Trace Family-First Senior Living in Greenwood, Indiana. She is survived by her daughters, Lori Lynn and Jodi (Kent) Barth; grandson, Kyle Barth; granddaughters, Katie...

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Helen L. Harness

HELEN L. HARNESS, 90, of Columbia, TN, surviving spouse of Rev. Glenn Harness, passed away on February 12, 2023. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia (Michael) Daugherty of Columbia; son, Mark (Suzette) Harness of Punta Gorda, FL; brother, J. Wesley (Joan) Ummel of...

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Gloria E. McVey Frew

GLORIA E. MCVEY FREW, 87, of Syracuse, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Phillip Frew, passed away on September 19, 2022. Survivors include her sons, David (Chelsea) Frew of Barnardsville, NC, and Donald (Christine) Frew of Ft. Wayne, IN; daughter, Dianne (Pete) Collins of...

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Rachel F. Dunmoyer

RACHEL F. DUNMOYER, 97, of Muncie, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Charles Dunmoyer, passed away on March 7, 2023. Survivors include four children, Larry (Linda) Dunmoyer, Debbie (Rick) Cooper, Dwight (Janet) Dunmoyer, and Michael (Stacey) Dunmoyer; 16...

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Albertine Josephine Jwaideh-Cox

ALBERTINE JOSEPHINE JWAIDEH-COX, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, surviving spouse of Rev. James Cox, Jr., passed away on December 12, 2022, leaving to mourn family and friends.

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Karen Sue Romine Cahoon

KAREN SUE ROMINE CAHOON, 71, of Indianapolis, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Robert Cahoon, passed away on November 1, 2022, after a long journey with Parkinson’s disease. Survivors include her sons, John (Lisa) of Bluffton, IN, and Philip (Angela) of Indianapolis;...

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Gerald Roland “Jerry” Wibert

GERALD ROLAND "JERRY" WIBERT, 84, retired elder, of Henderson, Kentucky, passed away May 9, 2023, at Walnut Creek Alzheimer’s Center in Evansville. Jerry leaves behind his wife, Kathy; four children, Debbie Newsom, Greg Wisont, Cindy Acock, and Scott DeMoss; three...

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Allen David Pebley, Sr.

ALLEN DAVID PEBLEY, SR., 91, retired elder, of Jackson, MI, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2023, after a lengthy illness. Allen is survived by his spouse, Patricia of 45 years; son, Allen David (Elizabeth) Pebley, Jr., of New Freeport, PA; daughters,...

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Joan Burnworth Ladd

JOAN BURNWORTH LADD, 85, of Delphi, IN, mother of elder Todd Ladd, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2023. She will be missed by her husband, William “Taylor” Ladd of Delphi; children, Rev. Todd G. (Rhonda) Ladd of Delphi and Lori (Dave) Chesney of...

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Manuel “Manny” Eduardo Heaton

MANUEL "MANNY" EDUARDO HEATON, 27, son of retired elder Tom Heaton, passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2023. Manny was born in Guatemala City and adopted by his father at the age of 5. A 2015 graduate of Harrison High School, Manny loved playing video games and...

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Barbara Gail Atkins

BARBARA GAIL ATKINS, 84, of Oakland City, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Claude Atkins, peacefully passed away at her home and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2022. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Carlotta (Norman) Reynolds and Vicky...

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Marvin Edward Grooms

MARVIN EDWARD GROOMS, 89, retired elder, of Fort Wayne, IN, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 6, 2023. He is survived by his children, Mark (Cindy) Grooms of Lakewood, CA, Renee (Tony) Hicks of Roanoke, IN, and Kyle Grooms of Fort Wayne, IN; brother, Norman...

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Mildred (Milli) Lucille Allen Stephenson Hill

MILDRED "MILLI" LUCILLE ALLEN STEPHENSON HILL, 96, retired diaconal minister, passed away April 7, 2023. Visitation will be Sunday, April 16, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 East Washington Street, Indianapolis. Funeral...

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Robert (Bob) William Dell

ROBERT 'BOB' WILLIAM DELL, 95, of Mason, OH, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2023. Bob was the father of retired elder Cyndi Alte. Bob is survived by children, Barbara (Ed) Rider, Rev. Cyndi (Doug) Alte, and Mike (Cherie) Dell; grandchildren, Jacob (Erikka) Alte,...

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Duane William Hawbaker

DUANE WILLIAM HAWBAKER, 93, of Des Moines, IA, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2023. Duane was the father of retired elder Donna Goings. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on March 24, at Valley Junction Church of God, 321 Elm Street, West Des Moines, IA....

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Donald Moore Wadkins

DONALD MOORE WADKINS, 82, retired local pastor, passed peacefully on February 2, 2023, in Fort Wayne, IN. Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Rose Sharon Wadkins; sons, Brad (Suzanne) Wadkins and Brent (Nannette) Wadkins; grandson, Brody Wadkins;...

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Theodore (Ted) McKnight

THEODORE (TED) MCKNIGHT, 90, retired elder, passed away on February 16, 2023, in Crossville, TN. He is survived by wife, Martha; children, Timothy (Carolyn) McKnight and Kathryn (Lynn) McKnight; and grandsons, Trevor McKnight and Yonas Paul McKnight Mostoller. In lieu...

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Lois C. Kelley

LOIS C. KELLEY, 88, of Sweetser, IN, passed away on March 8, 2023. Lois was the mother of Ruth Ellen Needler, Associate Director of Administrative Services at the INUMC Conference Office. Survivors include her beloved husband of over 68 years, Charles Kelley, ...

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Kirkwood, Warren E.

WARREN E. KIRKWOOD, 80, retired local pastor, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away on December 7, 2022 with his family by his side. Warren is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann; their daughters, Katy (Manuel) Rodriguez of Indianapolis, IN, Christine (Carlos) Soto of...

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Bair, Mary E.

MARY E. BAIR, 91, surviving spouse of Rev. Thomas H. Bair, of Bedford, IN, passed away on January 22, 2019. Survivors include son, John Michael Bair, of Bedford; daughter, Susan Elaine Moreland, of Terre Haute, IN; five grandchildren, Tiffani Kurtz, Tabatha Anderson,...

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Smith, Wanda

WANDA LEONE SMITH, 93, surviving spouse of Rev. O. Gene Smith, of Anderson, IN passed away on February 23, 2023. Online condolences may be offered here.

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Cooke, Rutherford

RUTHERFORD R. COOKE, 81, father of local pastor Kenneth Cooke, passed away February 19, 2023. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 9, at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, 1630 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC. The viewing will take place 10:00-11:00 a.m....

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Thomas, Rex

REX THOMAS, 65, of Plainville, IN, local pastor, passed away February 25, 2023. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, March 2, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 334 Williams St, Plainville, IN. A funeral service will be held...

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Wooden, Pamela

PAMELA C. WOODEN, 68, retired elder, passed away February 16, 2023. Visitation will take place at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio, on Friday, February 24, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Burial...

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Anderson, Barbara Eileen

BARBARA EILEEN ANDERSON, 90, of Winona Lake, IN, passed away on January 12, 2023. She was the surviving spouse of retired elder Emmett L. Anderson. She leaves behind her daughter, Edith (Chan) Wong of San Jose, CA; son, Emmett Jr. (Cindy) Anderson of Beaver Falls, PA;...

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Bock, Gary Lee

GARY LEE BOCK, 70, of Columbia City, IN, passed away February 1, 2023. Gary was the father of local pastor Matt Bock. He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Bock of Columbia City; son, Matt (Richelle) Bock of Churubusco, IN; daughters, Heather (Karl) Klemm of...

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Owen, Louise May

LOUISE MAY OWEN, 88, of Dayton, IN, went to be with her Lord and Savior February 1, 2023. She was the spouse of retired elder Earl Owen. Services will be at Gathering Point Church, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton, IN on February 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation...

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Lentz, Elizabeth Ann

ELIZABETH ANN LENTZ, 64, of New Salisbury, IN, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was the mother to elder Kara Bussabarger. Elizabeth is survived by daughters, Rev. Kara (Robert) Bussabarger of Westfield, IN, and Amy (Wesley)...

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Gerner, Dorothy L. (Dotti)

DOROTHY (DOTTI) L. GERNER, 94, retired diaconal minister and surviving spouse of Rev. Dr. Henry Gerner, of Newburgh, IN, passed away on January 8, 2023. A celebration service will be held at North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN...

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Hedrick, Barbara J.

BARBARA J. HEDRICK, 79, of Columbus, IN, retired local pastor, went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2022 at her home. Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Lori) Hedrick of Columbus; daughter, Brenda (Mark W.) Hamilton of Columbus; brother, James (Libby) Golob of...

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Wessel Powell, Kimberly Kay

KIMBERLY KAY WESSEL POWELL, 57, of North Port, FL, wife of retired elder David Powell, went to be with Christ after a yearlong journey with cancer on December 29, 2022. Services will be at North Port Community United Church of Christ (North Port, FL) in late February...

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Miller, William Dale

WILLIAM DALE MILLER, 95, retired elder, passed away October 15, 2022, at American Village nursing home. Dale is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Dale Miller and Andrea Beth (Tim) Miller; grandson, Daniel Joseph Miller; and several nieces and nephews. Dale was...

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Knox, Carol Ann

CAROL ANN KNOX, 81, of Evansville, IN, retired local pastor, was called home to heaven on January 6, 2023. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on January 14 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola with funeral services to begin immediately following...

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Fields, James Robert (Bob)

JAMES ROBERT "BOB" FIELDS, 95, retired elder, passed away on December 23, 2022. The family will hold a private memorial and scattering of ashes in the spring. Bob is survived by his four children, Mark (Wilmington, DE), Scott (Carlsbad, CA), Lynette (Winter Garden,...

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Lloyd, Barbara

BARBARA S. LLOYD, 63, of Greenfield, IN, elder, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 5, 2023. Visitation will be held on January 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A memorial service will...

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Knight, Edward

EDWARD C. KNIGHT, 82, of Indianapolis, IN, father-in-law of elder Michelle Knight, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2022. A celebration of Ed's life will take place on January 7 at Ridge United Methodist Church in Munster, IN. The family will receive friends at...

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Burghduff, Barbara

BARBARA S. BURGHDUFF, 76, wife of local pastor Jerry Burghduff, of Rome City, IN, died unexpectedly on January 1, 2023, at her residence. Visitation will take place January 5 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State...

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Beck, Adam

ADAM G. BECK, 44, of Vandalia, OH, son of retired elder Michael Beck, passed away December 7, 2022. Adam was preceded in death by his son, Gavin S. Beck. Adam is survived by his wife and best friend of 21 years, Shanna Phillips Beck; daughters, Avery and Kayden;...

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Johnson, Nancy Lou

NANCY LOU JOHNSON, 91, of Minerva, OH, reached her heavenly home on September 3, 2022. Nancy was the wife of retired elder Don Johnson. She is survived by her loving husband, Don Johnson, of Venice, FL; daughters, Cynthia (Kevin) Burt of Westfield, IN; Sally (Russ)...

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Hukill, Delores ‘Dodie’

DELORES 'DODIE' HUKILL, 93, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on October 3, 2021. She was the surviving spouse of retired elder Ellis Hukill, Jr. Dodie is survived by sons, Kent Wissing and Joe (Nicole) Wissing; daughter, Karen Long; son, Ellis Hukill III; five...

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Bass, Mary Jane

MARY JANE BASS, 92, of Frankfort, IN, passed away April 18, 2022. She was the surviving spouse of retired elder Franklin Kaye Bass. Surviving Mary Jane are her sons, David A. Bass of Richmond, IN and Mark D. (Cindy) Bass of Lafayette, IN; daughters, C. Elaine Drew of...

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Wilson, Sandra Rae

SANDRA RAE WILSON, 83, of Rensselaer, IN, passed away on December 15, 2022. Sandra was the mother of local pastor Jodi Kosary and mother-in-law to local pastor Chris Kosary. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (EST) December 21, at Kewanna United Methodist...

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Toussaint, T. Alverta

T. ALVERTA TOUSSAINT, 99, of Southport, IN, entered her eternal rest November 20, 2022. She was the surviving spouse of retired elder David L. Toussaint. Survivors include David G. Toussaint of Fishers, IN, Bobbie Lee Vore of Ashland, OH, Mary Ann Maxwell of...

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Cutshaw, Helen

HELEN LOUISE BARKES CUTSHAW, 86, of Franklin, IN, passed away on June 14, 2022. She was the surviving spouse of retired elder Bill Cutshaw. Survivors include her sister, Nancy Jean (Ed) Wilson; children, David (Debbie) Cutshaw, Gloria Liebig, Daniel (Lisa) Cutshaw,...

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Waltz, Dale

DALE WALTZ, 90, of Harrison, OH, retired elder, passed away December 10, 2022. Friends and family may call on December 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, OH 45002. The funeral service will take place December 16 at...

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Thompson, Leon Harris

LEON HARRIS THOMPSON, 85, of Whiteville, IN, father of local pastor Suzanne Clemenz, entered eternal rest on December 8, 2022, after an extended illness. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. December 14 at Peacock Funeral Home, with visitation one hour...

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Ahl, Anita

Anita M. Ahl, 79, of Rockport, IN, mother of supply pastor Jim Ahl III, serving Richland Mt. Zion UMC, passed away on December 4, 2022, in Newburgh. Visitation will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. December 7, with an Order of Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m., and from...

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Yonker Jr., Myron “Ron”

Rev. Myron "Ron" William Yonker Jr., 91, of Avon, IN, retired elder, passed away November 26, 2022. A celebration of life will be held December 10 at 9:30 a.m. EST at Speedway United Methodist Church in Speedway, IN. All are welcome to attend. Ron is survived by wife,...

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Ingermann, John Paul

JOHN PAUL INGERMANN, 87, retired local pastor of Richmond, IN, died October 30, 2022. Survivors include his children, Teresa Lou Gartin of Richmond, John “Steve” (Julia) Ingermann of Indianapolis, IN, and Jeff Ingermann of Richmond; brothers, Keith (Kathy) Ingermann...

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Frederick, Nelda

NELDA R. FREDERICK, 92, of Coldwater, MI, surviving spouse of retired elder Harold Frederick, passed away November 4, 2022. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Nelda is survived by her children, Mark (Cathy) Frederick of Jamestown, IN, Jayne (Charles)...

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Davis, Fay

FAY DAVIS, 95, of Scottsbluff, NE, mother of supply pastor Doug Davis, assigned to Ashboro and Center Point UMC, passed away on November 15, 2022. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Visitation...

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Ansell, Gene

GENE LEE ANSELL, 83, of Lafayette, IN, retired associate member, died on October 24, 2022. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Armstrong Chapel UMC. Gene is survived by his loving partner, Susie Wright Burton. In lieu of flowers, memorial...

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Abel, David

DAVID ABEL, 94, of Wabash, IN, retired elder, died on October 25, 2022. A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Home in Wabash. David is survived by his two sons, David Leroy (Marcia Gienapp) Abel II of Valparaiso, IN, Frederick...

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Dolby, Carolyn

CAROLYN J. DOLBY, 89, surviving spouse of retired clergy Richard Dolby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 28, 2022. Friends may join the family at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 Sheridan Street Warsaw, IN 46580, on November 3, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The...

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Campbell, Elgie Dean

ELGIE DEAN (ROBBINS) CAMPBELL, 94, mother of Joy Ahlemeyer, part-time local pastor and Conference Assistant to the Southwest and South Districts and mother-in-law to Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer, of Santa Claus, IN, passed away on October 28, 2022. Friends and family will...

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Flory, Charles

CHARLES L. FLORY, 85, retired elder, of Greensburg, IN, passed away on October 21, 2022. Visitation will be Thursday, October 27, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, at the...

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Burton, Dorothy

DOROTHY INEZ BURTON, 88, wife of retired elder Emory Burton, of Dallas, TX, passed away on September 24, 2022. Her memorial service will be Saturday, October 16, at 2:00 p.m. (CT) at First United Methodist Church of Dallas. Those who wish to view the service online...

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Merrifield, Carldean

REV. CARLDEAN MERRIFIELD, 98, retired local pastor, of Wolcottville, IN, died September 28, 2022, at the Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville, IN. Funeral services were held October 4 at Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church. Carldean is survived by his wife,...

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Carpenter, Roy

ROY EUGENE CARPENTER, III, 77, of Jasper, IN, elder serving Alfordsville UMC, passed away on October 10, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 56 years and the love of his life, Marcia Carpenter of Jasper; children, Valerie (Larry) Stice of Springfield, IN, Virginia and...

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Biehr, Harold

HAROLD E. BIEHR, 87, spouse of Rev. Beverly Biehr, of Valparaiso, IN, and Ocala, FL, passed away on September 2, 2022. A funeral took place September 18 at First United Methodist Church in Crown Point, IN. Harold was laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso,...

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Batson, Theodore (Ted)

THEODORE "TED" RALPH BATSON, 79, supply pastor, of Somerset, IN, died on October 3, 2022. A memorial service will be held for Ted on October 22, at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn UMC, 151 N. 2nd St., Somerset, IN 46984 and on November 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Earnest UMC, 3417...

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Adubato, Marta

MARTA ADUBATO, 66, of Clinton, IN, pastor serving Bono UMC, passed away on October 5, 2022. Visitation will be at Bono UMC on Saturday October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a service starting at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Charles of Clinton; son,...

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King, Jack

REV. JACK KING, 95, retired elder, passed away in Fort Wayne, IN, on October 4, 2022. Local calling is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, in the chapel at the Towne House Retirement Community, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, Ft. Wayne, IN. The burial will be in...

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Burres, Kenneth

KENNETH LEE BURRES, 88, of Sequim, WA, died on Monday, September 5, 2022. Celebration of Life Services will be held on October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity UMC in Sequim. Ken is survived by his wife, Carla Anne Burres; children, Cara (Scott) Burres-Jones, Katrina (Mark)...

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Jump, Delores

DELORES ELAINE “DEE” JUMP, 88, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2022, at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community.  She was the spouse of retired elder Rev. Paul Jump. A Celebration of Life service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Otterbein...

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