Obituaries

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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Beeks, Barbara

BARBARA “SUE” BEEKS, mother of elder Brian Beeks, passed away on September 29, 2022, at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN, at age 90. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, IN with Rev....

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Campbell, Robert (Bob)

REV. ROBERT MERRILL "BOB” CAMPBELL, 96, of Shelbyville, IN, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Greenfield, IN. Bob is survived by his children, Rev. Terry D. (Pamela) Campbell of Greenfield, and Rev. Sandy (Rev. Gary) Cooper of...

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Miller, Janice

JANICE MILLER, 91, of Crawfordsville, IN, surviving spouse of retired elder Joe Miller, died on August 15, 2022. The immediate family will have a small celebration of life at Burkhart Funeral Home in Crawfordsville. No public services will be held. Surviving are her...

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Carpenter, Donald (Don)

DONALD CARPENTER, 92, of Elkhart, IN, retired elder, died on August 28, 2022. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, at the Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Boulevard, Elkhart. A celebration of life service will be held at...

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Priest, Robert

ROBERT PRIEST, 90, of Columbia City, IN, retired Elder, died on August 13, 2022, at Majestic Care West Allen in Fort Wayne, IN. The funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City, with...

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Smith, Roy

ROY ALEXANDER SMITH, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, spouse of retired Elder Doris Smith, died on August 2, 2022.  Visitation for Roy will be held on Friday, August 5, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Alliance Community Church, 5610 Lahmeyer Rd., Fort Wayne, IN, which will be followed...

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Phillips, Allen

ALLEN PHILLIPS, 75, of Sellersburg, IN, retired elder, passed away on July 20, 2022. Funeral services and visitation were held Sunday, July 24, at the North United Methodist Church in Madison, IN. Allen will be missed by his loving wife of 22 years, Donna Hendricks...

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Faulk, Beverley June

BEVERLEY JUNE FAULK, 82, of Hudson, MI, retired elder, passed away on June 27, 2022. Visitation and funeral services were held on July 5, 2022, in Hudson, MI. Beverley is survived by her wife, Barbara Ireland; children, Kiah Conway and Rayna Defoor; grandchildren,...

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Scott, C. Jack

C. JACK SCOTT, 84 of Otterbein, IN, retired Elder, passed away on June 25, 2022. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 405 E. Oxford St., Otterbein, IN. The celebration of Jack's life will be...

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Knopfmeier, Helen

HELEN L. KNOPFMEIER, 97, of Albany, IN, spouse of retired Elder Lester Knopfmeier, passed away on April 2, 2022. Services were held on April 8, 2022, at the Market Street Chapel of Naville and Seabrook Funeral Homes in New Albany. Surviving Helen is her daughter, Joy...

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Kubinski, John

JOHN ANTHONY KUBINSKI, 70, of Granger, IN, spouse of retired Elder Kathleen Miller Kubinski, passed away on June 29, 2021. Services were held on July 3, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. John is survived by wife, Kathleen; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Kubinski of South...

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Clark, Edwin

EDWIN CLARK, 80, of Warren, IN, retired Elder, passed away on June 6, 2022. In respect to Edwin's wishes, a private service will be held. Inurnment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery at Heritage Pointe in Warren, Indiana. Loving survivors include his wife, Mary Clark of...

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Bishop, Freddie

FRED "FREDDIE" QUAY BISHOP, JR., 75, of Indianapolis, IN, retired Elder, passed away on May 29, 2022. Services were held on June 4, 2022, at Faith Community Church with military honors. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Brenda (Meyer) Bishop; daughters,...

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Filbey, Edgar E.

EDGAR E. FILBEY, 91, of Indianapolis, IN, retired Elder, passed away on May 30, 2022. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Northwood Christian Church, with visitation beginning at 12:00 noon. The service will be livestreamed at...

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Haney, Evelyn

EVELYN TAYLOR HANEY, 73, of Akron, IN, retired Elder, passed away on June 3, 2022. A celebration of Evelyn's life will take place at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, 9798 W 1000 S, Akron, IN. The interment will take place...

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Shettle, John T.

JOHN T. SHETTLE, 89, of Orestes, IN, former Conference Lay Leader and Council Director and father-in-law to UMFI President Manet Shettle, passed away on May 29, 2022. Services honoring John’s life, legacy and faith will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4,...

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Shewmaker, Harry

HARRY SHEWMAKER, 85, of Lafayette, IN, Retired Honorable Location, passed away on May 13, 2022. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the memorial service at 12:00 p.m., at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in...

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Luthy, Elaine

ELAINE JOYCE LUTHY, 95, of Marion, IN, surviving spouse of retired elder Frederick Luthy, passed away on May 3, 2022. A graveside service will be held with family in attendance. Elaine is survived by her children, Darla (Steven) McPhail of Upland, IN, and Craig...

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Childs, Ruby

RUBY E. (EVERITT-MCCLARNON) CHILDS, 101, of Fort Wayne, IN, surviving spouse of retired elder Ed McClarnon, passed away on October 23, 2021. Services were held on October 28, 2021, at the Bourbon First United Methodist Church in Bourbon, IN. Ruby is survived by her...

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Williams, Catherine

CATHERINE MARIE WILLIAMS, 93, of Vincennes, IN, surviving spouse of retired associate member Herschel Williams and grandmother to local pastor Jarrod Chattin, passed away on May 5, 2022. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m....

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Hess, Martin

MARTIN HESS, 86, of Bradenton, FL, retired Elder, passed away on April 15, 2022. A celebration of life will be held on May 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Braden River United Methodist Church at 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34203, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m....

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Miller, Thelma

THELMA P. MILLER, 96, of Fort Wayne, IN, surviving spouse of retired Elder Robert Miller, passed away on November 14, 2021. Services were held on November 20, 2021, at Stockwell United Methodist Church. Thelma is survived by her children, Jean (Malcolm) Davis of...

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Lee, Paul

PAUL YIM LEE, 63, of Princeton, IN, an Elder who most recently served Hillside United Methodist Church, passed away on April 23, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Hillside United Methodist Church, 828 W. Archer Rd.,...

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Miller, Joe

JOE MACK MILLER, 94, of Crawfordsville, IN, retired Elder, passed away on April 17, 2022. The immediate family will have a Celebration of Life. No public services will be held. Family remaining in celebration of his life on this earth include his wife of 73 years,...

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Ellison, Elvin

ELVIN ELLISON, 83, of Laveen, AZ, retired local pastor, passed away on December 23, 2020. Services were held on June 1, 2021, in Aurora, IN. Elvin is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean; son, Mark (Lesley) of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Amy of Cincinnati, OH; sister,...

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Butcher, Martie

MARTIE BUTCHER, 74, of Redkey, IN, wife of retired Elder Neil Butcher, passed away on February 27, 2022. Services were held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Albany United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Rev. Neil D. Butcher; son,...

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Woolsey, Kenneth Orlo, Jr.

KENNETH ORLO WOOLSEY, JR., 75, of Lanesville, IN, retired Local Pastor, passed away on January 5, 2022. Magnolia Cremations was entrusted with the arrangements. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Jane Woolsey; sons, Dirk Woolsey and Ken Woolsey; and daughter, Jenny...

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Schaar, Joyce

JOYCE SCHAAR, 65, of Evansville, IN, spouse of Elder Gary Schaar, passed away on February 12, 2022. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Old North United Methodist Church, 4201 Stringtown Rd, Evansville, IN 47711. A funeral...

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Lucas, Ron

RONALD LEE LUCAS, 87, of Westport, IN, retired Elder, passed away on February 1, 2022. Visitation and funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home. The service can be viewed here. Following his wishes Ron will be...

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Willert, Frances

FRANCES WILLERT, 96, of Jensen Beach, FL, surviving spouse of retired Elder Lloyd Willert, passed away on February 2, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Frances is survived by her sons, Craig (Cynthia Gustafson) Willert and Dan (Bette Roth)...

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Baker, Ralph

RALPH BAKER, 87, of Sarasota, FL, retired Elder, passed away on January 27, 2022. Ralph is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, David and Steven; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to David Baker at baker59@hotmail.com.

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Shock, Diana

DIANA L. (EDWARDS) SHOCK, 74, of Carmel, IN, wife of retired Elder Dennis Shock, passed away on February 10, 2022. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Seals Funeral Home,122 W. Staat Street, Fortville, IN 46040. Funeral...

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Dennis, Mark

MARK WILLIAM DENNIS, 69, of Muncie, IN, retired Elder, passed away on December 25, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Fountain Square United Methodist Church, 4405 S. Madison St., Muncie, IN 47302. Mark is survived by...

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Rohrer, Erma

ERMA H. (HARRIS) ROHRER, 82, of Plainfield, IN, retired Elder and spouse to Elder Hugh Rohrer, passed away on January 3, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 15, at Plainfield United Methodist Church, 600 Simmons Street, Plainfield, IN 46168. A...

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Newton, Ann

ELIZABETH ANN FIELDS KELLY NEWTON, 90, of Greencastle, IN, surviving spouse to retired Elder Bob Newton and mother to Elder Beth Newton Watson, passed away on January 2, 2022. A memorial service will be held at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 305 Simpson St,...

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Waltz, Sylvia

SYLVIA ELIZABETH WALTZ, 87, of Lawrenceburg, IN, spouse of Retired Elder Robert (Dale) Waltz, passed away on May 31, 2021. A funeral service was held on June 4, 2021, in Lawrenceburg, IN. Sylvia is survived by her spouse, Dale Waltz; children, Roger (Patty) Waltz,...

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Pomeroy, Barbara

BARBARA SUE POMEROY, 65, of Toulon, IL, spouse to Elder Leon Pomeroy, passed away on September 30, 2021. A memorial service was held on October 12, 2021, at the Toulon United Methodist Church in Toulon. Barbara is survived by her husband, Leon of Toulon, IL; six...

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Roach, Ralph Wayne

RALPH WAYNE ROACH, 85, of Switz City, IN, retired local pastor, passed away on December 6, 2021. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10 at Lester Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home, 421 South Seminary Street, Bloomfield, IN 47424. Services will be held...

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Hayes-Bennett, Robert

ROBERT HAYES-BENNETT, 77, of Indianapolis, IN, retired Elder, passed away on November 21, 2021. The family will hold a memorial visitation for Robert on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 125 West Sycamore St.,...

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Swango, Lloyd

LLOYD SWANGO, 89, of Bloomington, IN, retired local pastor, passed away on November 8, 2021. Visitation will be held at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37, Bloomington, IN 47401 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. Funeral services will...

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Miller, Donald I.

DONALD I. MILLER, 87, of Muncie, IN, retired Elder, passed away on November 8, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 12, 2021, at Fountain Square United Methodist Church, 4405 S. Madison St, Muncie, Indiana, 47302. Following the service,...

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White, Raymond

RAYMOND L. WHITE, 77, of Pierceton, IN, surviving spouse to Local Pastor Holly White, passed away on May 28, 2021. A memorial service was held on September 25, 2021, at Waterbury Funeral Home of Sioux City, IA. Survivors include his son, Ricky White of Sioux City, IA;...

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White, Holly

HOLLY WHITE, 69, of Pierceton, IN, Local Pastor, passed away on May 19, 2021. A memorial service was held on September 25, 2021, at Waterbury Funeral Home of Sioux City, IA. Survivors included her husband, Raymond White; step-son, Ricky White of Sioux City, IA;...

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Shortle, John

JOHN SHORTLE, 75, of Groton, NY, retired Elder, passed away on November 15, 2021. A private funeral will be held. John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Shortle; daughters, Cassandra (Robert Gaylor), Allegra (Jesse Lloyd), and Johannah (Mark Alo);...

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Lantz, James E.

JAMES 'JIM' E. LANTZ, 90, of Goshen, IN, retired Elder, passed away on November 24, 2021. He was the father to Rev. Ann Lantz, formerly of the INUMC, and grandfather to Rev. Chris Lantz at Huntington Evangelical UMC. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on...

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Popplewell, David L.

DAVID L. POPPLEWELL, 90, of Indianapolis, IN, retired Elder, passed away on November 25, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date. David is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, June...

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Reed, Jacquie

JACQUIE REED, 73, of Fishers, IN, spouse to retired Elder Mike Reed, passed away on November 5, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Highland Cemetery, 11171 Hoosier Road, Fishers, IN 46037. A memorial service will be...

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Miller, Helen

HELEN MILLER, 91, of Muncie, IN, spouse to retired Elder Donald I. Miller, passed away on November 3, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 8, 2021, at Fountain Square United Methodist Church, 4405 S. Madison St, Muncie, Indiana, 47302....

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Lindemood, Verna

VERNA (SIMONSON) LINDEMOOD, 94, of Penney Farms, FL, surviving spouse to Elder Rex Lindemood, passed away on October 31, 2021. Graveside services are planned for December 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Penney Farms Cemetery, Green Cove Springs, FL. Verna is survived by her...

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Christopher, Alice M.

ALICE M. (HOPWOOD, BISHOP) CHRISTOPHER, 85, of Franklin, IN, surviving spouse to Elder Rev. Richard L. Christopher, passed away on May 16, 2021. A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Franklin, IN. A private family inurnment will take...

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Jungkurth, Lindsy Nicole

LINDSY JUNGKURTH, 30, of Madison, IN, daughter of retired Elder Randy L. Jungkurth, died on September 19, 2021. Her family will greet relatives and friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive,...

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Brooks, Marion “Tom”

MARION “TOM” BROOKS, of Lewisville, TX, 86, retired Elder, died on August 29, 2021. A visitation will be held on September 8 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton, TX. A service of remembrance will be held on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the...

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Thomas, Jack

JACK K. THOMAS, of Goshen, IN, 92, retired Elder, died on August 21, 2021. A private family celebration will be held at his daughter's home at a later date. He was preceded in death by his beautiful bride, Delores, and his two brothers, Bill and Joe. He is survived by...

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Hillsamer, Norma “Jackie”

NORMA “JACKIE” HILLSAMER, 97, surviving spouse of Rev. Phil Hillsamer, died on August 21, 2021. The funeral was held at First United Methodist Church in Michigan City, IN, on Thursday, August 26. Surviving is her brother, William Runyon; sister-in-law, Lois (Richard)...

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Haney, Yvonne

YVONNE HANEY, of Warren, IN, 83, spouse of retired Elder Joseph Haney, died on August 16, 2021. A funeral was held on August 21 at Solid Rock United Methodist Church in Warren. Loving survivors include her husband, Joseph Haney of Warren, IN, daughters, Tonya...

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Anderson, Beulah

BEULAH ANDERSON, of Bunker Hill, IN, 91, mother of Elder Evan Strong, died on August 13, 2021. Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date, officiated by Pastor Evan Strong. Beulah is survived by three sons, Donald (Sharon) Strong of Gas City, IN, Robert...

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Groves, Mary

MARY GROVES, of Clarksville, IN, 92, mother of Elder and former Conference Superintendent John Groves, died on August 19, 2021. Her funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m., at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville,...

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Harris, Val

VAL HARRIS, of The Villages, FL, 79, retired Elder, died on August 5, 2021. A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29 at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, Florida. A streaming link will be provided by...

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Machgan, Gerald

GERALD MACHGAN, of Pinehurst, NC, 91, retired Elder, died on July 15, 2021. A memorial service was held at Pinehurst United Methodist Church in North Carolina on July 27. Surviving Jerry is Liz, wife of 69 years; three children, Cindy (Markus) Novosel of Pinehurst,...

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Patton, Wayne

WAYNE PATTON, of Carmel, IN, 92, retired Elder and father of retired Elder Russell Patton, died on July 23, 2021. Visitation will be on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon at Carmel United Methodist Church in Carmel, IN. A celebration of life service will...

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Harner, Shirley “Shirl”

SHIRLEY “SHIRL” HARNER, of West Lafayette, IN, 87, spouse of retired Elder Dale Harner, died on July  28, 2021. Services were held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana. Shirley is survived by her husband of...

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Neckers, Lucille

LUCILLE NECKERS, of Erie, Penn., 90, mother of retired Conference Superintendent Rev. Dave Neckers, died on July 28, 2021. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 2, at the Clymer United Methodist Church in Clymer, N.Y. Lucille is survived by: her three sons,...

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Brunton, Donald “Max”

DONALD “MAX” BRUNTON, of Terre Haute, IN, 89, retired Elder, died on July 27, 2021.  Visitation was held on Monday, August 2, at Mount Pleasant Church with services following with Dennis Ticen officiating. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jo Annie Hazelwood...

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Miller, John

JOHN MILLER, of Jeffersonville, IN, 75, spouse of retired Elder Rev. Dr. Marion Crowder Miller, died on July 22, 2021. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life worship service will...

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Frost, Thomas

THOMAS FROST, of Fort Myers, FL, 84, retired Elder, died on July 10, 2021. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and on May 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Epworth Forest,...

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McPeek, Charles

CHARLES MCPEEK, of Muncie, IN, 81, retired Local Pastor, died on July 5, 2021. Services will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at Urban Light Community Church. Calling will be from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the church. Charles is survived by his wife of 62...

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Conger, Fred

FRED CONGER, of Batavia, IL, 88, father of Rev. Steve Conger, died on June 11, 2021. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove. Visitation with the family will follow the service. For those...

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Warren, Bart (David)

BART (DAVID) WARREN, of Poseyville, IN, 46, pastor of Poseyville UMC, died on June 21, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. (CT) on Monday, June 28, 2021, at St. Paul's UMC, located at 46 S. Cale Street, Poseyville, IN 47633. The...

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Stueve, Janice

JANICE STUEVE, of Indianapolis, IN, 82, mother of Local Pastor Jeff Stueve, died on June 3, 2021. A visitation was held on June 8, 2021, at Flanner Buchnanan- Broad Ripple. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 9, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Janice...

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Wilson, Barbara

BARBARA WILSON, of Columbus, IN, 84, spouse of retired Elder Allan Wilson, died on June 11, 2021. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Sarah Campbell officiating. Visitation will begin...

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Glassburn, Catherine “Sally”

Catherine J. "Sally" Glassburn, of North Webster, IN, 84, spouse of retired Elder Norman Glassburn, passed away on June 5, 2021. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service. A service to...

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Leinbach, Dennis

Dennis D. Leinbach, of Uniondale, IN, 75, retired Elder, died on June 1, 2021, at his home. Private family services will be held at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home. Dennis is survived by his wife, Joyce Leinbach of Uniondale, IN; children, Daric (Melodie) Leinbach of...

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Yates, J. Wilbur

REV. J. WILBUR YATES, of Fort Wayne, IN, 89, retired Elder, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2021. Services will be 11:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Auburn First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Fenstermacher, the Rev. Shalimar Holderly and...

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Williams, Eva

EVA WILLIAMS, of Evansville, IN, 94, surviving spouse to Rev. Bob Williams, died on May 21, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. (ET), Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel with Pastor David Niednagel officiating. A live stream will be...

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Woodke, Rose

ROSE WOODKE, of Plymouth, IN, 83, retired Elder, died on May 11, 2021. Friends are invited to gather with the family at the Tyner United Methodist Church, 4501 French Street, Tyner, on June 19, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) for a memorial service in her honor. She leaves behind...

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