Obituaries

Malinda F. Lutz

MALINDA F. LUTZ, 82, of Gibson City, IL, surviving spouse of retired elder Philip Lutz, passed away on June 6, 2024. She is survived by children, Tom Lutz of Crawfordsville, IN, Ellen Lutz of Greenfield, IN, and Daniela Weiss of Oberostendorf, Germany. Memorial gifts...

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Bettye Jones Hardcastle

BETTYE JONES HARDCASTLE, 90, of Williamsport, MD, surviving spouse of retired elder Tony Hardcastle, joined her beloved husband on June 1, 2024. Bettye is survived by sisters, Lillian (Raymond) Shivley and June (Jack) Blackwell; children, Carl (Karen)...

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Ruth Esther King

RUTH ESTHER KING, 101, surviving spouse of retired elder Norris King, passed away on May 24, 2024, at River Terrace Retirement Community. Survivors include her son, Leonard Lloyd (Marjorie) King of Ossian, IN; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11...

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Linda Sue Coleson

LINDA SUE COLESON, 75, of Terre Haute, IN, spouse of Rev. Richard Coleson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 21, 2024, after battling a rare form of stomach cancer.  Linda is survived by Richard Coleson, her husband of 51 years; three children, Nathan...

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Gary L. Forbes

GARY L. FORBES, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, retired elder, passed away on June 4, 2024.  Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marilyn K. Foss Forbes; son, Randal S. (Tamarah) Forbes of Lawrence, IN; son, Rick A. (Elle) Forbes of Atlanta, GA; son, Rodney E....

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Roger Allen Walby

ROGER ALLEN WALBY, 77, of Muncie, IN, retired elder, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Maureen (McHaffa) Walby; sons, Nathan (Carla) Walby of Reston, VA, and Joshua Walby of Muncie; five...

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Martha Ann Lee Lamar

MARTHA ANN LEE LAMAR, 88, of Wilsonville, AL, surviving spouse of Rev. William (Fred) Lamar, passed away August 24, 2023 at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing Home after a brief illness.  Martha is survived by a son, Owen Dale Parker; daughter, Barbara (George)...

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Marla Kaye Thorne-Weller

MARLA KAYE THORNE-WELLER, 82, of Evansville, IN, deacon, passed away on March 25, 2024. Marla is survived by sister, Rita Mowery; brother, Larry Thorne; daughters, Victoria ‘Vikki’ Johnson, Laura (Richard) Behney, and Anne (Perry) Gentry; grandchildren, Ryan Johnson...

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Roy Clay Lee

ROY CLAY LEE, 90, of Warsaw, IN, retired associate member, passed away on April 7, 2024.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy Jo Lee of Warsaw; two sons, Michael (Cheryl) Lee of Albany, GA, and Emmett Dean Lee of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Mary...

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Marilyn D. Reece

MARILYN D. REECE, 89, of Anderson, IN, surviving spouse of Pastor Emory Reece, Jr., passed away on March 25, 2024.  She is survived by her children, Marcia L. (E. Richard) Spitzmesser of LaPorte, IN, J. Scott (Carrie) Reece of Nicholasville, KY, Joseph...

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Barbara Jean Lynch

BARBARA JEAN LYNCH, 94, of Brookville, OH, surviving spouse of Rev. Homer Lynch, passed away on April 26, 2024. Barbara is survived by her children, Lawrence (Ruth) Lynch, Lindley (Laura) Lynch, Martha (Joe) Auslander, Beverly (Bill) Kennedy, Philip (Lori) Lynch, and...

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Mary Kathryn Malone

MARY KATHRYN MALONE, 89, of Merrillville, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. Hezekiah Malone, passed away on March 11, 2024. Kathryn is survived by her sons, Marc and Kyle; daughter-in-law, Dionne; grandson, Noah; granddaughters, Zion and Jordan; and sister, Gwendolyn...

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Betty “Sue” Tresslar

BETTY "SUE" TRESSLAR, 87, of Martinsville, IN, surviving spouse of Rev. William L. Tresslar, passed away on May 18, 2024. Sue was a blessing that will not be replaced but will be remembered and appreciated with a smile on the faces of those who knew her. That’s...

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Kenneth “Ken” Overmyer

KENNETH "KEN" WAYNE OVERMYER, 92, of Middlebury, IN, retired elder, passed away on May 15, 2024.In 1952 he married Madonna Wilson, who passed away in 2003. On September 4, 2004, he married Anna Mast; she survives. Survivors also include son, David (Karen) Overmyer of...

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Eugene Ross Wagner

EUGENE ROSS WAGNER, 86, of Cleveland, TN, father of elder and Assistant to the Director of Connectional Ministries, Paul Wagner, passed away February 23, 2024. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty Marie Daley Wagner; children, Amy Beth (Lawrence Eugene)...

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Franklin Hayes Messenger

FRANKLIN HAYES MESSENGER, 90, of Palm Harbor, FL, retired elder, known affectionately to friends and family as Frank, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024. Those who knew Frank will remember him as a loving father and grandfather, a devoted husband to his wife,...

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Alberta Shirley Mueller Jacobs

ALBERTA SHIRLEY MUELLER JACOBS, 93, of Doylestown, PA, mother to Rev. Christine Newman-Jacobs, passed away on March 9, 2024. A memorial service will be held at Wesley Enhanced Living, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901 on March 22 at 1:30 p.m. A...

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William Baggett Coker

WILLIAM BAGGETT COKER, 88, of Indianapolis, IN, retired elder, passed away on March 7, 2024, after a long battle with dementia. Bill Coker is survived by his wife, Ann Laird, of 66 years; four children, William, Jr. (Rhonda), John (Elaine), Rebecca (Paul)...

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Alvin Lee Munson

ALVIN LEE MUNSON, 80, of Lafayette, IN, husband of retired elder Jackie Munson, passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2024. Survivors include wife, Rev. Jaqueline C. "Jackie" Munson; children, Jennifer (Steve) Betz of Jacksonville, FL, Jon (Priscilla)...

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Robert “Bob” Lee Riggs

ROBERT "BOB" LEE RIGGS, 92, of Brownstown, IN, retired minister given honorable location, passed away on February 16, 2024, following a period of declining health. On April 5, 1953, he married Martha Kay Armstrong, and she preceded him in death on February 20, 2003....

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Susan Kay Hammack

SUSAN KAY HAMMACK, 72, of Moores Hill, IN, wife of supply pastor Wilbur Hammack II, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2024, surrounded by her loving family and her loyal dog, Lucy. Susan loved her family dearly. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Wilbur...

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William “Bill” Dale Cash

WILLIAM "BILL" DALE CASH, 78, retired local pastor, passed away in the early morning hours of February 16 with his wife, Cheryl, by his side. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Cheryl Briner Cash; children, James David (Rebecca) Cash, Jacob Christopher (Sarah)...

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Nancy Burkart Harris

NANCY BURKART HARRIS, of South Bend, IN, mother of retired elder and interim pastor at Broadway Christian Parish, Charlene Harris Allen, and grandmother to local pastors Kerry and Heidi Clear, passed away February 11, 2024. The loves of Nancy’s life were singing and...

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William “Ted” Murphy

WILLIAM "TED" MURPHY, 95, of Franklin, IN, retired elder, passed away on February 2, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his three children, William D. Murphy of Greenfield, IN, Charles R. (Elizabeth) Murphy of New Albany, IN, and Carol...

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Ann Clarke Snell

ANN CLARKE SNELL, 86, of Asheville, NC, wife of retired elder Farley Snell, passed away on August 10, 2023.  Ann is survived by her husband; her daughter, Myra (who teaches mathematics at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California), and Myra’s husband...

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Mardene K. (Zeiger) Cook

MARDENE K. (ZEIGER) COOK, 76, of South Bend, IN, mother of elder Devin Cook, passed away peacefully in her home on January 11, 2024.  Mardene is survived by her husband, Stephen “Steve” Cook; her children, Jason R. (Erin) Cook of Mishawaka, IN, Devin R....

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Jane Arlene Hewson

JANE ARLENE HEWSON, 78, of Huntington, IN, wife of retired elder Gerald Hewson, passed away on November 8, 2023. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Hewson of Huntington, IN; sons, Kyle (Sherina) Hewson of Huntington, Ryan (Brandi) Hewson of Poneto,...

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Larry A. Johnson

LARRY A. JOHNSON, 91, of Lafayette, IN, retired elder, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Surviving include his daughters, Cynthia D. (Gilbert) Souerdyke of Omaha, NE, and Julie A. (Jay) Sunderlin of...

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Rex Jones

REX JONES, 72, of Terre Haute, IN, retired elder, passed away peacefully at his home on November 1, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones.  Rex was a loving and devoted husband to Luanne Jones. For fifty years together, they built a life of faith, an...

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Floyd E. Blake

FLOYD E. BLAKE, 96, of Warren, IN, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023. Loving survivors include sons, Chuck (Vicki) Blake of Sun City, FL and Harold (Jen) Blake of Destin, FL; daughter, Lisa (Curt) Holmes of Carmel, IN; son-in-law, Jeff Carpenter of...

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Martha Ellen Foughty

MARTHA ELLEN FOUGHTY, 92, of Ossian, IN, mother of retired local pastor Michelle Qualkenbush and retired elder Valarie Foughty-Killion, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Survivors include two sons, Clifford (Diane) Foughty of Rome City, IN, and Curtis...

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Margo Juliana Carrancejie-Monperous

MARGO JULIANA CARRANCEJIE-MONPEROUS, MD, 60, wife of local pastor Serge Monperous, of Anderson, IN, passed away on September 26, 2023 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.Dr. Margo is survived by her adoring husband of 20 years, Serge; brothers, Zion...

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Gregory David Rosa

GREGORY DAVID ROSA, 59, local pastor, of Jeffersonville, IN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 22, 2023. Greg is survived by his wife, Cynthia; brother, Jack (Gail) Rosa, Jr.; mother and father-in-law, Paul and Leithea Epperson;...

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Glenda Woodcox

GLENDA WOODCOX, 79, retired associate member, fondly known as Pastor G, passed away on September 15, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of more than 40 years of service.Glenda is survived by her daughter, Janie (Gaynell Smythe) Woodcox of Warsaw, IN, and her son, Thom...

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Nathan D. “Nate” Lafuze

NATHAN D. "NATE" LAFUZE, 48, certified lay minister, passed away on September 16, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Becky; son, Ryan; mother, Linda Robinson; father J. Toby Lafuze (Freda); step-brothers Jacob Henry and Josh Henry. A funeral service for Nate will be...

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Lawrence “Larry” Edward Dettner

Lawrence “Larry” Edward Dettner, 84, retired elder, passed away on September 6, 2023.He is survived by his children, Angela D. (Mull) McDermott, Eric D. (Stephine) Dettner, and Michael E. (Brian Owens) Dettner; grandchildren, Noah...

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Wayne Edward Ottinger

WAYNE EDWARD OTTINGER, 53, of Jeffersonville, IN, husband of local pastor Kathy Ottinger, passed away on September 10, 2023.There will be a visitation held on Monday, September 18, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Wall Street United Methodist...

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Mava E. Rogers

MAVA E. ROGERS, 83, of Ellettsville, IN, former South Indiana Conference staff employee, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023 with her family by her side.Funeral services for Mava will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:00 p.m. at Chandler...

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Bonnie L. Johnson

BONNIE L. JOHNSON, 90, of Lafayette, IN, wife of retired elder Larry Johnson, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023.Survivors include husband, Larry; daughter, Cynthia D. (Gilbert) Souerdyke of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Richard and Kevin...

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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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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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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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