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 HeightsHigh School from 1956 to 1973 and
director of Pupil Personnel Service for Anderson Community Schools until his
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
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
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 MarklevilleHigh School, which has since
consolidated with PendletonHigh School to form PrndletonHeightsHigh School.
Wilma E. Hoppes Collier (1914 -
Paul W Redding
Mary Lou Boston Schmidt (1912 -
HenryCounty, Indiana, USA
George C. Hunt
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Robert M. Slone
Birth: Sep. 12, 1908
Death: Apr. 30, 1994
Martha E. Hughes Slone (1912 -
MadisonCounty, Indiana, USA
Mrs. Ruby Jones
Star, The (IN) - May 6, 2000
RUBY A. HIDAY JONES,
died May 5. A graduate of EarlhamCollege in Richmond,
she taught English and journalism 15 years at Madison
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 MiddletownUnitedMethodist
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
LawnCemetery, 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;
EarlhamCollege, A.B., 1930; BallStateUniversity, graduate study, 1960.
Politics: Republican. Religion: Methodist. Poets of Indiana Award - 1963, Career
includes: McCordsville High School, McCordsville, IN, Englishand 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 MishawakaHigh School in 1947, and served with
the 196th Regiment of the U. S. Army in
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 BallState
in 1956 with a B.S. degree and a Master's degree in 1961.
Mr. Jennings was a teacher at
Madison HeightsHigh 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,
Funeral services will be 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 Tuesday at THE MEEKS MORTUARY and CREMATORY and after 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
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
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
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
ALEXANDRIAFred Joseph Lamb,
72, Alexandria, passed away Feb. 11, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Washington, Ind., and resided in MadisonCounty
for 62 years.
He was a 1956 graduate of AndersonHigh School, received his bachelor's degree in 1960
and received his master's degree from BallStateUniversity in 1970.
He was AndersonHigh 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 MadisonCounty
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
wrestling teams through the funeral home.
The Herald Bulletin
Roy D. Blount
LOSANTVILLE — Roy D. Blount
July 16, 1928 - May 12, 2010
Roy D. Blount, 81, of Losantville, died May 12, 2010, at Westminster Village,
He was born July 16, 1928, in
BlackfordCounty, 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 ModocHigh School and BallStateUniversity. 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 HeightsHigh School in Anderson, where he spent 34 years as a math
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 RiversideCemetery,
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
received his Bachelor's degree from CentralNormal
College and his Master's from ButlerUniversity.
Mr. Bradford retired from
School System where he was a coach
and Athletic Director at Madison HeightsHigh 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 MemorialParkCemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or
American Heart Association.
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 PurdueUniversity he taught for two years at NorthSalemHigh
School. The "Magnificent Mr. Wann"
as he was so fondly called, spent 12 years as principal at Madison HeightsHigh 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
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
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 ForrestvilleCemetery 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.
Indianapolis, MarionCounty, 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 BallStateUniversity,
Mr. Smith taught biology and shop at ParkerCity-Farmland
High School for five years and building trades, drafting and
architectural drawing at Madison
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 FirstUnitedMethodist
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
ElmRidgeCemetery, 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
Birth: Jul. 6, 1924
Death: May 24, 2004, USA
Burial:AndersonMemorial ParkAndersonIndiana, USA
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:
Birth: Feb. 10, 1919
Death: Jun. 9, 2001MuncieDelawareCountyIndiana, USA
Winifred C. Bryant, 82, died Saturday morning in Ball
MemorialHospital. She was born in
Muncie, the daughter of Fay and Ethel Lacey
Crisler, and graduated from MuncieCentralHigh
School in 1936. She received her bachelor's degree
in home economics and her master's degree in guidance and counseling from
Mrs. Bryant was a home economics teacher at Madison
in Anderson and at MuncieCentralHigh 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
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 ElmRidge
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., Muncie47303.
The Star Press, Sunday, June 10, 2001.
Burial:ElmRidgeMemorial ParkMuncieIndiana, USA
Betty J. Lackey, 88, Lapel, died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012,
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,
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 TrinityUnitedMethodistChurch, P. O.Box 606,
Lapel, IN 46051.Online condolences:www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com
Edward Van Horn
Aug 16, 1925 - Feb 18, 2014
Edward Van's Story
— 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 AndersonCollege in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree, earned his
master’s degree at BallState
and had worked toward his Doctorate Degree in Education. He was a teacher at Madison HeightsHigh 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
IndianaUniversity 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. VincentAnderson
RegionalHospital, 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 AndersonMemorial 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,
or the Disabled American Veterans,
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH45250-0301..
Post online condolences at www.loosecares.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.
Harold E. Thompson
Mar 24, 1931 - Oct 5, 2013
Harold E. Thompson, 82, Alexandria,
walked into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from CommunityHospital
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
AlexandriaHigh School, Class of
1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State Teacher’s College in
1955 and his master’s degree from
BallState 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 AlexandriaFirstBaptistChurch. 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 AlexandriaFirstBaptist
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
with military honors by the United States Marine Corps and the Elwood VFW Honor
Guard.. Friends may call at the
AlexandriaFirstBaptistChurch 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 AlexandriaFirstBaptist
with envelopes available at the visitation and services.. Arrangements have been
entrusted to Owens Funeral Home in
Joseph N. Mitchell
Mar 9, 1927 - Apr 30, 2013
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 AndersonHigh School in 1947 and received a
bachelor’s degree in 1950 and a master’s degree in 1964, both from Ball
StateUniversity. 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 atMadison 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
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, IN47331.. Post online condolences at
www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.
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 RoyertonHigh School.
He was an Air Force Veteran and saw active duty in the Korean War. Upon return,
he got a degree from BallStateUniversity
and began his teaching career at the now-closed Madison HeightsHigh School.
Eventually he became Dean of Boys and Assistant Principal. He also taught at BaldwinHigh 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
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
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.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com
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 HeightsHigh School
in Anderson, Indiana for thirty-three years and was an
outstanding historian. He was a 1948 graduate of
School and received a B.S. Degree from IndianaStateUniversity. He earned a
Master's Degree at BallState
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 GruenewaldHouseMuseum 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, FL32778, (352)343-4444.
Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at
Published in the Journal & Courier on June 5, 2019