Madison Heights High School Class of  1966         

                 Remembering and Thanking Our Teachers



Robert E. Collier    

Birth:     Jan. 18, 1914, Madison County, Indiana, USA

Death: Feb. 9, 1974 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA

MARKLEVILLE – Robert E. Collier , 60, former Madison Heights principle and Markleville resident died early this morning at Winona Hospital in Indianapolis. 

A native of Markleville, Collier served a principal of Madison Heights High School from 1956 to 1973 and director of Pupil Personnel Service for Anderson Community Schools until his death.

He was a member of the Markleville North Christian Church, Markleville Masonic Lodge 620, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Anderson Administration Association and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Indiana Central Varsity Club and served on the Selective Service board. He graduated from Indiana Central and received his Masters degree and Administrative Certificate from Ball State University.

Survivors include his widow, Wilma E. (Hoppes) Collier and his father, Blaine Collier of New Kensington, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Janene) Givens, Anderson; a son, Robert Collier, Shreveport, La.; a sister, Mrs. Harper (Wanda) Rector, Anderson and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bright Funeral Home in Pendleton with the Rev. Gerald Burnett officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.  Bob was also teacher and principal at Markleville High School, which has since consolidated with Pendleton High School to form Prndleton Heights High School.

 Spouse:   Wilma E. Hoppes Collier (1914 - 2009)   Burial:  Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA






Paul W Redding

 Birth:     1908 Death: 1986

Spouse:    Mary Lou Boston Schmidt (1912 - 2013)*

 Burial:  Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Henry County, Indiana, USA




George C. Hunt

Birth:  1904,  Death:  1978

Burial:  Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg (Henry County), Henry County. Indiana, USA  





Robert M. Slone

Birth:     Sep. 12, 1908 Death: Apr. 30, 1994

Spouse:     Martha E. Hughes Slone (1912 - 2011)

Burial:  Parkview Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana, USA



Mrs. Ruby Jones

Indianapolis Star, The (IN) - May 6, 2000


91, Middletown, died May 5. A graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, she taught English and journalism 15 years at Madison Heights High School in Anderson before retiring. Previously, she taught at McCordsville (Ind.) High School. Mrs. Jones was also a weekly columnist for Middletown News and wrote a book, The Searching Wind, published in 1964. Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Services: 1 p.m. May 8 in Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, South Chapel, Anderson, with calling from 2 to 6 p.m. May 7. Burial: Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. She was the widow of Harry Paul Jones. Survivors: sons David, Jon Jones nine grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruby Aileen Hiday Jones born October 29, 1908, in Fortville, IN; died May 5, 2000, in Daleville, IN; daughter of James W. (a blacksmith and gasoline service station operator) and Ora C. (James) Hiday; married Harry Paul Jones (a farmer), September 26, 1934; children: James, David, Jon. Education:  Attended Butler University, 1928-29, and University of Indiana Extension, 1929-30; Earlham College, A.B., 1930; Ball State University, graduate study, 1960. Politics: Republican. Religion: Methodist. Poets of Indiana Award - 1963, Career includes: McCordsville High School, McCordsville, IN, English  and history teacher, 1930-34; Madison Heights Senior High School, Anderson, IN, English and journalism teacher, 1959--.


William A. Jennings, 74

MUNCIE-William A. Jennings, 74, died Sunday, November 21, 2004 at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born December 17, 1929 in Mishawaka, the son of James M. and Myrtle A. Whitfield Jennings, graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1947, and served with the 196th Regiment of the U. S. Army in Anchorage, Alaska during the Korean Conflict.  After being discharged from the service he came to Muncie where he graduated from Ball State Teacher's College, now Ball State University in 1956 with a B.S. degree and a Master's degree in 1961.

 Mr. Jennings was a teacher at Madison Heights High School in Anderson for 17 years, and a substitute teacher for Muncie Community Schools for five years. He also taught adult education for the banking industry.

Mr. Jennings was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church where he was president of his Sunday School Class, and led the drama ministry. He loved to cook for his men's prayer group.  He loved the theater, and served as president, treasurer, and box office manager of the Muncie Civic Theater. He also directed or appeared in many plays, and led the children's theater program. His other interests were oil painting, ceramics, and reading.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Dorles Babcock Jennings; a son, Brian Jennings (wife-Donna), Cicero; four daughters, Carol Richard (husband-John), Muncie, Beth Welch (husband-Brian), Brownsburg, Laura Kepler (husband-Bill), Golden, Colorado, and LeeAnn Carpenter (husband-Kermit), Woodstock, Georgia; ten grandchildren, Kyle, Eric, and Derek Richard, Emily, Jeremy, and Zachary Welch, Mariah and Jacob Kepler, Christian and Shelby Carpenter; two sisters, Lucille Scheibelhut, Mishawaka, and Ernestine Parmalee, South Bend; a brother, Gilbert Jennings, Mishawaka; and a niece, Sandy DeLee (husband-Don), Mishawaka.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Damon Jennings.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hazelwood Christian Church with Dr. David Cartwright officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers are from the Friday Men's Bible Study.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at THE MEEKS MORTUARY and CREMATORY and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorials may be directed Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 West University Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303. 






The Herald Bulletin   March 1, 2007

Coramae S. Tumulty

 May 13, 1932 - Feb. 28, 2007

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Former Madison Heights High School English teacher Coramae (Corky) Simmons Tumulty, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, at her home after a lengthy illness. 
Coramae had served for the last four years as president of the Association for Donovan’s Park Cooperative, Inc.  She was born May 13, 1932.

Coramae was retired from Anderson Community Schools after more than 30 years teaching English at Madison Heights, from the day it opened. She was also a former member of the Anderson Breakfast Exchange Club.

She is survived by Robert Tumulty, of Florida; a daughter, Stacy Mulder, of Anderson; a son, Curtis Simmons, of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her longtime friend of 50 years, Susanna Robbins, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A memorial celebration was held at Donovan’s Park per Coramae’s request.  Also at the request of Corky and the family, flowers or plants should not be sent. Donations instead may go to the Florida Suncoast Hospice of Clearwater, Fla.



Willie Lou Roller
February 17, 1927 - December 6, 2008

Obituary for Willie Lou Roller
Anderson - Willie Lou Legg Roller, 81, Anderson, died December 6, 2008 at her residence after a brief illness. She was born February 17, 1927 in Moss. Mississippi, and resided in Anderson. She has lived in Anderson since 1946. She was a graduate of Ball State University and received her masters degree from Anderson College. She retired from Madison Heights High School as a school teacher for many years. She was a member of Park Place Church of God, the Broadway Chapter Order of Eastern Star, AAUW, a past president of the Madison County Shrine Ladies Club, and a member of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association. She was also awarded the Women of Worth Award in 1993. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Marie Bufkin of Moss, Mississippi, a brother-in-law Bill Roller RosaLee of Middletown and sister-in-law, Faye Legg. Also surviving are six nephews and numerous great nieces and great nephews, an uncle, many cousins and a host of special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Clyde Roller in 2003. Her parents; Willie C. and Sally Lulla Joyner Legg. A brother Roscoe Legg and a sister in law; Mozelle Legg, and a brother, James Legg Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday December 9, 2008 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes- South Chapel with a 6:30 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service. Services will be Wednesday December 10, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes- South Chapel, with Rev. David Markle officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson. Contributions may be made to the Madison County Crippiled Children Fund or the Park Place Church of God food pantry. 



Fred J. Lamb

Dec. 12, 1936 - Feb. 11, 2009

ALEXANDRIA   Fred Joseph Lamb, 72, Alexandria, passed away Feb. 11, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Washington, Ind., and resided in Madison County for 62 years.

He was a 1956 graduate of Anderson High School, received his bachelor's degree in 1960 from Indiana University and received his master's degree from Ball State University in 1970.  He was Anderson High School's first State Wrestling Champion and was the Big 10 Champion.

He taught and coached at Anderson Community Schools for 36 years. He was inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coach's Association Hall of Fame in 1988, was one of the founders of the annual Madison County Wrestling Tournament, received the Outstanding Wrestling Trophy now named in his honor, a member of the Indiana High School Wrestling Association, I Men's Association, I.U. Alumni Association, American Legion Post 408 and Madison County Voiture 510 40 and 8.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married April 6, 1968, Betty "Janie" (Hanlon) Lamb; two children, Greg and wife Kristin Lamb of Noblesville and Tomya J. "Tomi" and husband Mike Brooks of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Olivia Brooks, Chase Brooks, Blake Ingles, Aiden Lamb and a little one due in May.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Fay (Mattingly) Lamb; and a brother, Thomas Lamb.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Anderson and Highland wrestling teams through the funeral home.






The Herald Bulletin  May 13, 2010

Roy D. Blount


July 16, 1928 - May 12, 2010

Roy D. Blount, 81, of Losantville, died May 12, 2010, at Westminster Village, Muncie.

He was born July 16, 1928, in Blackford County, the son of Thomas Floyd and Velma (Confer) Blount. He lived most of his life in the Modoc and Losantville area. He was a graduate of Modoc High School and Ball State University. He served with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1959, and was a member of the American Legion. In 1992, Roy retired from Madison Heights High School in Anderson, where he spent 34 years as a math teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Fern (Smith) Blount; three children, Harold Dwight Blount (Pamela) of Williamsburg, Va., James Edward Blount of Muncie and Julia Diane Ward (Joe) of Zionsville; two grandchildren; three brothers, Lester Blount (Glenda) of Montpelier, Cody Blount (Janice) of Modoc and Merl Blount (Norma) of Kokomo; a sister, Wanetta Cheeseman (Cloy) of Modoc; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Mort Radford officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville.  Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.






Paul E. Bradford

July 5, 1924 - January 19, 2012


Obituary for Paul E. Bradford

Anderson - Paul E. Bradford, 87, Anderson, passed away suddenly January 19, 2012 at St. Johns Health System, Anderson Indiana He was born July 5, 1924 in Marion County, Indiana, and resided in Anderson most of his life. He was a graduate of Avon High School, received his Bachelor's degree from Central Normal College and his Master's from Butler University. Mr. Bradford retired from Anderson Community School System where he was a coach and Athletic Director at Madison Heights High School for 34 years. He was the first varsity basketball coach, and his son, David, was the last varsity basketball coach at Madison Heights. Mr. Bradford was also the head baseball coach for 27 years. Prior to Madison Heights, he taught and coached at Summitville, Plainfield, Eden, and Hancock Central. He spent 45 years in education. He was a member of Summitville Masonic Lodge #691 F. & A.M., and a former member of IIAAA. Mr. Bradford was awarded Indiana Athletic Director of the Year in 1978-1979, Avon Alumnus of the Year in 1999, and was inducted into the Avon High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was honored by the Anderson Rotary Club, Olympic Conference, Indiana Sportscasters and Sportswriters Associaiton, and the Madison County Shrine Club for his dedicated years of service to youth as a coach and athletic director. He enjoyed attending many sporting events, enjoyed traveling, and cherished his grandchildren. Paul is survived by his wife whom he married June 26, 1953, Harriett Esther Pell Bradford; children, Debra Marcum Joe of Noblesville; Doug Bradford Mary of Westminster, Colorado and David Bradford Angel of Pendleton; and grandchildren, Leigh and Lynn Marcum, Lindsey and Amanda Bradford and Jacoby Bradford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Naomi Barker Bradford. Visitation will be from 2-8:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson. Services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.


    Mr. Bradford  2010     




Maurice Elmer Wann 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 7:00 am

Maurice Elmer Wann, 90, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Edgewater Woods Nursing Home.


 Maurice Elmer Wann, age 90, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Edgewater Woods nursing home. He was born on September 11, 1924, in Summitville, the son of Clifford and Lula (Perry) Wann.and he resided most of his life in Anderson.

After graduating with honors from Purdue University he taught for two years at North Salem High School. The "Magnificent Mr. Wann" as he was so fondly called, spent 12 years as principal at Madison Heights High School. He previously taught algebra and calculus at Madison Heights for over 15 years and was the head of the Math department.  Maurice was a well respected mentor and friend for many generations of students. Maurice was a Veteran who served in the United States Navy on the US Thomason during World War II. He was also a staunch supporter of animal welfare, lending support to organizations such as the Humane Society, ASPCA and the National Wildlife Federation and a beloved family of cats.

Maurice was a loving and cherished father and grandfather that was always there for his family. He will be greatly missed, but will always be with us in his kind spirit.
Maurice is survived by his Daughters, Maria (Steven Witcher) Marsh of Anderson and Annette (Brad) McDaniel of Fishers, Grandchildren, Nicholas (Andy) Marsh of Anderson, Christina Marsh of Anderson, Briana McDaniel and Natalie McDaniel of Fishers, Sister-in-Law Ruth Wann of Elwood, Stepdaughter, Becky Vest of Seymour, and Special Friend Judi Kindred of Buckeye Lake, OH. Also several nieces and nephews.

Maurice was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Richard Wann, Sister  Eileen Freeman, infant daughter Lisa Dawn, and Niece Kay Riggs.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Edgewater Woods for their loving care during his short stay at their facility.

Funeral service will be  Wednesday August 19th at 2 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood.  Burial will follow at Forrestville Cemetery with military graveside service conducted by the US Navy and the Elwood VFW Honor Guard Unit.  Visitation will be at 12 pm to 2 pm, Wednesday, at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the ASPCA and the Humane Society.

    Mr. Wann   2010     




Eldon J. Flaming

Birth:     Feb. 19, 1934

Death: Oct. 5, 1984, USA

Burial:  Maplewood Cemetery   Anderson   Indiana, USA




Maxine H. Barcus

Birth:     Jul. 10, 1919

Death: Aug. 21, 1989, USA

Burial:   Anderson Memorial Park  Anderson    Indiana, USA



John Horevay

Birth:     Oct. 30, 1924

Death: Sep. 3, 1988

Burial:   Maplewood Cemetery  Anderson  Indiana, USA



Bob Carter "B.C." Smith

Birth:     May 9, 1934

Death: Aug. 21, 1999, USA

Burial:   Maplewood Cemetery   Anderson   Indiana, USA



Morris O. Smith 

Birth:  Feb. 28, 1925, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana

Death:  Dec. 2, 1997, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA


Shelbyville News 4 Dec 1997

Morris O. Smith

Former Shelbyville resident Morris O. Smith, 72, Anderson, died Tuesday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis.

Born on Feb. 28, 1925, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Mahlon and Pearl T. (Sherman) Smith. He was married to Jayne (Jarrett) Smith, and she survives.

A graduate of Ball State University, Mr. Smith taught biology and shop at Parker City-Farmland High School for five years and building trades, drafting and architectural drawing at Madison Heights High School for 39 years. He retired in 1995.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving aboard the USS Tuscaloosa in the European and Asian theaters from 1943 to 1946. He was an active member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 30 years, retiring in 1976 as a lieutenant commander.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pendleton, and Phi Sigma Epsilon.

Survivors also include a son, Stephen D. Smith; three daughters, Melissa S. Hannah, Susan M. Barrett and Alisa S. Cline; two brothers, Norman Smith and Russell Lambert; and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, Anderson, with the Rev. Tammy Mills officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post of Delaware County.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Madison County.



Richard L. Worley

Birth:     Jul. 6, 1924

Death: May 24, 2004, USA

Burial:    Anderson Memorial Park   Anderson   Indiana, USA


Richard's Obituary

Richard L. Worley, 79, Markleville, passed away May 24, 2004 at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born July 6, 1924 in Alexandria, and lived there until 1942. In 1946, he returned to the Anderson area. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School and Ball State University. He was a teacher at Madison Heights High School and an insurance agent for John Hancock. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and served in the US Marine Corp. during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joanne (Miller) Worley of Markleville; sister, Dorothy Barnett of Anderson; brother, Raymond C. Worley of Muncie; sister, Barbara (husband, William) Cook, Jr. of Arcadia; several nieces and nephews, including Mary Ann and Jay Heineman of Anderson, his caregivers; and special friends, Mike and Joanna Ball of Markleville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Hilda Worley; and brother, Robert Worley. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Dhondt officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice. Online condolences:




Winifred Crisler Bryant

Birth:     Feb. 10, 1919  Muncie  Delaware County  Indiana, USA

Death: Jun. 9, 2001  Muncie  Delaware County  Indiana, USA

Winifred C. Bryant, 82, died Saturday morning in Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born in Muncie, the daughter of Fay and Ethel Lacey Crisler, and graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1936. She received her bachelor's degree in home economics and her master's degree in guidance and counseling from Ball State Teachers College. Mrs. Bryant was a home economics teacher at Madison Heights High School in Anderson and at Muncie Central High School before her retirement. She was also a well-known seamstress.

She was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church and belonged to the Women's Organization there. She was a former member of Eden United Church of Christ. She was a 64-year member of and past matron of Muncie Chapter 104, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Muncie's Past Matrons Club and Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators.

She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Roland and Sherrell Bryant, both of Muncie; a sister, Louadda Marks, Fort Wayne; and three nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bryant, who died in 1980. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hazelwood Christian Church. Dr. David Cartwright and Dr. Donald Orander will officiate. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary 4-7 p.m. Monday or a half-hour before services at the church Tuesday. Muncie Chapter 104, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorials may be sent to Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 W. University Ave., Muncie 47303.

The Star Press, Sunday, June 10, 2001.

Burial:  Elm Ridge Memorial Park  Muncie   Indiana, USA





Betty Lackey

Betty J. Lackey, 88, Lapel, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Community Northview Care Center in Anderson, following an extended illness. She was born on June 9, 1924, in Spencer County, Ind. to Herman and Iva (Price) Varner.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George Lackey; three children, Janine (Rod) Compton of Frankton, Stephen G. (Pam) Lackey of Anderson, and Brian C. Lackey of Bloomington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, H. Jay (Kay) Varner of Batesville and Lionel G. (Gloria) Varner of Buford, Ga.   She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Elizabeth Sue Lackey.  Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel, with Pastors Dawn Cuthbert and Gary Elston officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O.Box 606, Lapel, IN 46051.Online




Edward Van Horn

Aug 16, 1925 - Feb 18, 2014

Edward Van's Story

ANDERSON — Edward Van Horn, 88, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence with his family around him.. He was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Ashland, Ky., the son of Janie and Wallace F. Van Horn, and had been a resident of Anderson since 1954.. Ed proudly served his country during World War II (1943-1946) in the Army Air Corps. Among his numerous tours of duty, he served with the Red Raiders Unit in the Philippines. He graduated from Anderson College in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree, earned his master’s degree at Ball State University and had worked toward his Doctorate Degree in Education. He was a teacher at Madison Heights High School from 1958 to 1987 in the English Department. He worked with his wife, Billie Arlene, in two home based businesses — Sassco Aloe Vera Products and New Image.. He enjoyed working outside in the yard. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan, Colts football fan and Indianapolis Indians baseball fan. He loved people and was always eager to help in any way needed. He also loved the Lord and his church. He was a member of East Side Church of God and past member of the Lamplighters Sunday school class. He was also a past member of the Noon Lions Club. He will be missed by two close friends, Gorgee and Bo, the family dogs. He always thought of their needs before his.. Ed’s family would like to express much appreciation to his caring doctors and nurses, outstanding hospice caregivers with St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, and for the many prayers by friends, family and the pastoral staff and members of East Side Church of God.. Edward is survived by his daughter, Karen (Ray) Norrod of Anderson; grandchildren, Shelbi (Joey) Stephenson of Noblesville, Greg (Laura) Norrod of Columbus, Ohio, Cheri (Andre) Moore of Indianapolis, and Tami (Dennis Lakey) Norrod; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Kathryn (Larry) Morgan of West Chester, Ohio, Ralph (Phyllis) Van Horn of Fargo, N.D., Richard (Karen) Van Horn of Louisa, Ky.; sister-in-law, Sandy (Harry) Van Horn of Ashland, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Billie Arlene (Terrill) Van Horn; parents, Wallace Franklin and Janie (Boggs) Van Horn; siblings, Wallace Van Horn Jr. of Ashland, Ky., Elmer Davis (Dottie) Van Horn of Orlando, Fla., Harry Melton Van Horn of Ashland, Ky., and Anna Louise (Van Horn) Kiser of Olive Hill, Ky.. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson.. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Kerry Robinson officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266.. Memorial contributions may be made to East Side Church of God, 2600 E. Fifth St., Anderson, IN 46012; or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.. Post online condolences at or



Harold E. Thompson

Mar 24, 1931 - Oct 5, 2013

Harold's Story

Harold E. Thompson, 82, Alexandria, walked into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from Community Hospital in Anderson after a brief illness.. He was born March 24, 1931, in Alexandria, the son of Francis P. Thompson and Mary (Hardcastle) Thompson, and resided in Alexandria most of his lifetime.. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School, Class of 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State Teacher’s College in 1955 and his master’s degree from Ball State in 1959. He served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Corporal with a service connected disability. He retired as a teacher from the Industrial Arts Department of Madison Heights High School in Anderson in 1988 after 30 years of investing in the lives of young people. Harold was instrumental in starting several programs at Madison Heights including the swimming program, which he coached for more than 20 years. He also taught Driver’s Education there.. Harold was a licensed official with IHSAA and officiated football, basketball, baseball, track and swimming competitions. He was a member of the Anderson Federation of Teachers, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Alexandria American Legion. Harold has been a longtime member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. He served his Lord and His church as a deacon, trustee, usher, Sunday School teacher, on the Board of Finance and chaired the 1992 new church building construction committee. He led “Body Recall,” which was an exercise program for seniors, and willingly served wherever needed. A special joy in Harold’s life was his longtime service in the First Baptist Church Robed Choir and for many years was the sole tenor. He was a member of the Alexandria Varsity “A” Club and was an avid sports fan. It was said of Harold “if it had a ball or a racetrack Harold was a fan of it.” Harold was an avid reader. However, his greatest joy was his family and in all of the growing up years of his children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren, Harold was their “biggest fan.” Whether it was helping them build a house or at their ball games, Harold was always there.. Survivors include his wife, Doris Lee (Hon) Thompson, whom he married March 11, 1951; daughter, Linda (Phil) Prophet of Alexandria; son, Kevin (Beth) Thompson of Alexandria; two grandsons, Eric (Heather) Prophet and Greg (Angie) Prophet; great-grandchildren, Morgan Prophet and Liam Prophet; brother, Richard Thompson of Alexandria; two sisters-in-law, Loisann (John) Haron and Eloise Hon; and several nieces and nephews.. The members of the JOY Class at Alexandria First Baptist Church have been like family to the Thompsons all of their married life.. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and John Maul; sister-in-law, Ruth Thompson; and nephew, Matthew Maul.. A Home Going Celebration service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 2107 S. Park Ave., (Indiana 9), Alexandria, with Pastor Michael Deutsch and the Rev. Cliff Richardson. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery at Alexandria with military honors by the United States Marine Corps and the Elwood VFW Honor Guard.. Friends may call at the Alexandria First Baptist Church on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. or at the church one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alexandria First Baptist Church with envelopes available at the visitation and services.. Arrangements have been entrusted to Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria




Joseph N. Mitchell

Mar 9, 1927 - Apr 30, 2013

Joseph's Story

Joseph N. “Joe” Mitchell, 86, Lapel, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home  following an extended illness. During his final hours he was with his family.. He was born on March 9, 1927, in Anderson, to F.E. and Josephine Mitchell.. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1947 and received a bachelor’s degree in 1950 and a master’s degree in 1964, both from Ball State University. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.. Joe was one of the original teachers on the staff at  Madison Heights High School, where he retired after teaching for 36 years. He also worked for the former Anderson Savings and Loan for 30 years.. He was a member of the Indiana Audubon Society.. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathryn (Smith) Mitchell; four children, Nancy (husband, Jack) Hartley of Sarasota, Fla., Mark (wife, Maryann) Mitchell of Indianapolis, Emily Jane (husband, Clair) Stark of North Port, Fla., and Jennifer Musick of Pendleton; five grandchildren, Susan Perciful, Carrie Panning, Addie Clark, Greg Goettmann Musick and Jacob Musick; and four great-grandchildren, Ross Panning, Max Panning, Kennedy Clark and Sidney Clark.. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and David Mitchell.. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel.. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville, IN 47331.. Post online condolences at or


John Fenton Dull

June 21, 1932 - January 2, 2017

Longtime Anderson area resident, John Fenton Dull passed away at age 84 due to a heart attack in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 2, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory in the Carriage House in Anderson on Sunday, June 25 between 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be private at the Hopewell Cemetery in Farmland, with his ancestors, father and brother. He was born on Oct. 21, 1932, in Muncie, and graduated from Royerton High School. He was an Air Force Veteran and saw active duty in the Korean War. Upon return, he got a degree from Ball State University and began his teaching career at the now-closed Madison Heights High School. Eventually he became Dean of Boys and Assistant Principal. He also taught at Baldwin High School for several years on the island of Maui in Hawaii, the home of his first wife. There he helped start their wrestling program and coached JV football. After retirement, he had a second career helping people as a hypnotherapist. In his free time he coached many different football teams in Anderson, including at the semi-professional level, throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He was preceded in death by his second daughter, Karla (John) Souza. He is survived by his three children, Valerie (Lawrence) Stewart, Adrienne Dull and John Travis Dull; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his sister, Aloyse (Carl) Baney; and numerous nieces and nephews; many stepchildren and extended family. In recent years, he lived in Hawaii and Oregon to be near his children as his health declined. John was a world traveler who brightened the lives of those around him until the day of his passing. He asks that everyone remember the great memories.

Published on June 22, 2017






Jane Eloise Gwinn


April 01, 1927 - January 12, 2019

Jane Eloise Wilkinson Gwinn, 91, of Lapel, Indiana passed peacefully at the farm on January 12, 2019 surrounded by her daughter and loved ones.

Jane was born April 1, 1927 to the late Ayne and Zella (Estell) Wilkinson into a Quaker home in Middletown, Indiana. Jane grew up on the family farm outside of Shirley, IN where she learned to love the land and nature. When her brothers went to service during WWII, Jane helped her father farm.

After graduating from Cadiz High School, Jane attended Purdue University (B.S. 1949) and Ball State (M.A. 1961) earning degrees in Textile Science and Home Economics.

With her passion for teaching and Home Economics, Jane quickly embarked on her professional career at Ambia High School after graduating from Purdue. Starting in 1949, Jane taught at Lapel High School, leading the Home Economics department and the Lapel Live Forever 4-H club. She then established the Home Economics Department and the Pirateers 4-H club at the newly opened Madison Heights High School in 1956. Jane later led the Home Economics and 4-H program for Anderson Community Schools before retiring from East Side Middle School in 1984. Jane cherished her life-long friendships and relationships with her students and 4-H’ers who were part of her classroom. Jane was recognized by the Purdue School of Consumer and Family Sciences 75th anniversary with a Diamond award recognizing her as one of 75 outstanding alums during the school’s history.

After retirement, Jane’s passion for nature, community, and farming persevered. Jane was quickly known as the “tree lady” at Woodward Park. She chaired the gazebo project at the park to establish a local memorial for veterans. She directed her passion for education via her board work with South Madison Community Foundation establishing the Lapel Youth Commission and helping to endow several scholarships at Lapel High School to allow for continuing education. As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jane was active in the Priscilla Circle. On the farm, she enjoyed farming with her husband (Don), daughter (Amy) and Dan Boone.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents Ayne and Zella (Estell) Wilkinson; her husband of 51 years, Donald “Sonny” Gwinn; her brothers Tom and Gene Wilkinson; and sister-in-law Virginia Wilkinson. She is survived by her daughter Amy Gwinn; sister-in-law Marjorie Wilkinson; nephews Bill, Bob and Mike Wilkinson; niece Karla (Gene) Lipp; and long-time friend Dan (Cathy) Boone.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Wright Family Practice staff for their kindness and compassionate care of Jane. Special thanks to Denise, Alice, Julie, Desira, Emily, Kiley and other caregivers for their wonderful care allowing Jane to fulfill her wishes to stay on the farm.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Indiana with Daniel Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the South Madison Community Foundation in memory of Jane for future scholarships.

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Henry Anthony McLain

 Henry Anthony McLain Obituary

 Mt. Dora - Henry Anthony McLain, age 89, of Mt. Dora, FL passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Born January 20, 1930 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of George Henry and Rose Wilken McLain. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters as well as by his daughter, Kathleen Jarvinen and his stepson Eric Saltzmann. Mr. McLain was a teacher of social studies at Madison Heights High School in Anderson, Indiana for thirty-three years and was an outstanding historian. He was a 1948 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and received a B.S. Degree from Indiana State University. He earned a Master's Degree at Ball State University where he also pursued doctoral studies. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He had a lifelong interest in historic preservation, restoring several Victorian homes in Anderson and Vevay, Indiana and serving as President of the Gruenewald House Museum in Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Douglas, two sons, Michael and Stephen McLain, a daughter, Sharon McClintock, a stepson, Dr. Kurt Saltzmann and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mount Dora, Florida at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at

Published in the Journal & Courier on June 5, 2019



Francis E. Barker    Jan 2, 1927 - Oct 25, 2020




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