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Franklin Mona Riley 2024 Mona Netherland (Heck) Riley passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2024, with her daughter, Hannah, by her side. Mona was born July 15, 1951 in Greensburg, Indiana, the daughter of Frederick and Dorothy (Deer) Netherland. She was a 1969 graduate of Greensburg High School and a graduate of Ball State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Home Economics and a masters degree. She was a teacher at Franklin Community High School for 40 years (1974 - 2013), during which time she was presented with an award for Seniors' Choice - Most Influential Educator in 1999. She married Clifford Heck in 1989. From that marriage, they had their only child, Hannah. Mona later married Michael... Greensburg, IN Michael Eugene Vogel 2024 Michael Eugene "Mike" Vogel, 53, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, due to a work accident. He was born September 9, 1970, in Greensburg, IN, the son of Joseph and Mary Anna (Collins) Vogel. Mike was a lifelong resident of Greensburg. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1989 and spent his working years at many different manufacturing companies. Mike was currently employed at Resonac Powdered Metals America, Inc. Mike enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Being on his bike was his stress reliever. He enjoyed the freedom of the road and the wind in his hair. Mike always made sure he had a bandana on while riding, which always... Greensburg, Indiana Joseph C. Knueven 1925 — 2023 Joseph C. Knueven, 98, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 8, 1925, in New Alsace, Indiana, the son of John and Leona (Easley) Knueven. Joe attended Guilford High School in Dearborn County. After graduation, Joe served his country in the United States Army. A World War II veteran, Joe served during key moments like Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. His strong patriotism was reflected in his deep appreciation for the American flag. He married Madeleine (Miller) Knueven on June 7, 1950, and she preceded him in death. He owned and operated IGA in Sunman and Greensburg for many years. Joe was a man who displayed dedication... Greensburg, Indiana Jane Anne Holden 1940 — 2023 Jane Anne Holden, 83, formerly of Peru, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Jane was born on August 18, 1940, in Plymouth, Indiana the daughter of Albert and Mary (Whitcomb) Comer. Janie was primarily a homemaker and had a passion for the outdoors. She loved flowers and caring for the gardens at her home. If you needed the help of her "green thumb" she was always happy to help. Jane was talented in crafts, making beautiful floral arrangements and beaded jewelry. Janie was an active member of Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre, performing in a number of productions and assisting as a makeup artist. Janie (MeMe) is survived by her children: Ronda (Eddy) Lee, Kimberly... Greensburg, Indiana Avis Ann Wiseman 2023 Avis Ann Wiseman, 66, Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. She was born on August 5, 1957, in Greensburg as the daughter of Marion Lloyd and Lee Mae Wiseman. She was a lifelong resident of Decatur County. Avis had an independent soul. She found joy in collecting various items and had an enduring love for cats. Avis is survived by her siblings: Jerry Wiseman, Marilyn (Mike) Cole, John (Shirley) Wiseman, Peggy (David) Israel, David (Sharon) Wiseman, and Mary Jane. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Carol Wiseman. A visitation will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson... Greensburg, Indiana Susan K. Peters 1958 — 2023 After a courageous four-year battle with cancer, Susan K. Shaw Peters passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2023, with her husband, Eugene, by her side. Susan was born February 18, 1958, the youngest child of Robert F. and Rita Elvera (Hoene) Shaw. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1976. She married Eugene Peters at St. Mary's Catholic Church on August 7, 1976. She worked for over 40 years for the Greensburg Daily News. She was a member of St. Mary's, a charter member and past president of the Night Bloomers Garden Club, and served as a mentor through the AIM Program. She is survived by her husband of nearly 47 years, Eugene. Also... Lake Santee, Indiana Michael Schlacter 1950 — 2023 Michael Schlacter, 73, of Lake Santee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Mike was a brilliant, strong-willed man who left an indelible mark on the lives he touched. Mike was born to John P. Schlacter and Josephine (Tomko) Toth in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1950. He graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Mike married the love of his life, Claudia (Tyson) Schlacter, on March 10, 1973. During their 44 years of marriage, Mike and Claudia made countless memories with their two children. Mike's professional accomplishments were a testament to his business acumen and tenacity.... Greensburg Michael Thomas Riley 2023 Michael Riley, husband of Mona Riley, passed away March 12, 2023. Visitation will be held, March 21st at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home -Greensburg from 4pm-7pm. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church - Greensburg at 10am on March 22nd. Judith Carolyn Cooper 1939 — 2023 Judith Carolyn Cooper, 83, of Greensburg, IN, wife of Paul E. Cooper, died March 5, 2023. Born October 24, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Herbert H. and Gertrude (Conn) Royse. She was a member of Kingston Presbyterian Church. Survivors include husband, Paul E. Cooper; two children: Brent (Maryann) Johnson, of Johnston, IA, Jamie (Mike) Delladio, of Penfield, NY; son-in-law, Scott (Annette) Kixmiller, former husband of Judith's late daughter Tracy Kixmiller, of Greensburg; four stepdaughters: Suzie (Alan) Nonte, of Jasper, IN, Julie Stuehrenberg, of Greensburg, Nanci (Mike) Tindall, of Greensburg, Ginger (Bill) Ryle, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren; six step grandchildren;... Greensburg, Indiana Elizabeth Jo Zobel 1927 — 2023 Elizabeth "Betty" Jo Zobel, 95, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Aspen Place in Greensburg, IN. Born, July 30, 1927, in Shelbyville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Roscoe C. and Frances P. (Roell) Zobel. Betty graduated from Waldron High School and worked for the IRS in St. Louis and Cincinnati as a budget analyst for 37 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She loved gardening, cooking, watching horse racing, and her family. She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings: Mary Lou (Jack) Payne, Paul (Mabel) Zobel, Kathleen (Braden) Oltman, Phyllis (Jack) Ward, Bob Zobel, Frank (Edna) Zobel; and... Greensburg, Indiana William I. "Bill" Stone, Jr. 1946 — 2022 William I Stone, Jr (76yo) was born August 14, 1946 to William I Sr and Helen (Reisman) Stone. He died September 28, 2022 surrounded by his family. Bill was loved and admired by many. He was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen, Indiana. He attended St Meinrad College earning degrees in Theology and Philosophy. He later enlisted in the US Army and reported for Basic Training at Fort Knox. After excelling at the entry aptitude exam, he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas where he spent his remaining years of service devoted to the Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile Defense System. Once Honorably Discharged from the US Army, he spent his civilian career working in many... St Paul, Indiana Francella "Fran" Moore 1937 — 2022 Francella "Fran" Moore, 84, of St. Paul, Indiana passed away Friday, July 22, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Fran was born on October 15, 1937, in Shelbyville, Indiana to John and Virmal Basey. Fran is survived by 9 children; 23 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 2 sisters; and a number of beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, Indiana. A memorial service talk will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Shelbyville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 224 N.... Shelbyville, Indiana William "Bill" C. Haley 1942 — 2022 William "Bill" C. Haley, 79, Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born on December 10, 1942 in Greensburg, Indiana as the son of Clifford and Mary Ellen (Wood) Haley and Sam Green. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Ajax, where he was deployed in Asia. He was a GE appliance serviceman for over 20 years, and after retirement, opened his own HVAC repair company, Bill Haley's Zoneline Service. He was married to the love of his life, Jane Carol (Greiwe) Haley, on November 20, 1965 and for over 35 years before she preceded him in death. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge #28 and the Greensburg Conservation Club. In his... Millhousen Teresa Caroline Bruns 2022 Teresa Caroline (Wickens) Bruns (92) died on May 30, 2022 and was one of eleven children of James Paul Wickens and Sarah Margaret (McCann) Wickens. She was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1929, on the family farm in Jennings County, near North Vernon. Teresa is survived by six of her seven children: Dale "Tony" Anthony (Christina) Bruns, Donna Marie (Jerome) Bruns Stockrahm, Thomas Joseph Bruns, James Alfred (Christine) Bruns, Timothy Dale (Karen) Bruns, Teresa "Tess" Margaret (John) Bruns Boldrey, and one sister, Mabel Ann (Wickens) Byers. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Edward Bruns, her daughter,... Columbus, Indiana Betty L. Gauck 2022 Betty L. Gauck, age 101, of Columbus, passed from this life Thursday, May 26, 2022 at her home. She is a former resident of Greensburg, IN. Betty was born February 9, 1921, in Porter County, Indiana, the daughter of John and Minnie Ava Bickel. She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1934 and St. Joseph Business School. She married Walter Gauck at Moody Field, Valdosta, Georgia on July 15, 1944. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1955. Betty worked as a secretary at the AAA Extension Office, Clarksburg School, and the Greensburg Veterinary Clinic. She retired after many years as a teller at the Greensburg First Federal Savings and Loan. She was a member of Greensburg... Greensburg Linda Kay Robinson 2022 Linda Kay Robinson of Greensburg, passed away on April 26, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born on June 4, 1949 in Seymour, Indiana, the daughter of Howard and Beverly Beesley. She married Robert S. "Robbie" Robinson on April 9, 1985 in Horey County, S.C. Linda was and always will be known for her big heart. She always lifted a helping hand wherever it was needed. She loved her family, friends, and dogs. Linda had a love for football and was a diehard Colts fan. She enjoyed: gardening, boating, fishing, the beach, and reading. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. Linda is survived by her children: Christy (Kelly) Gault, Brian (Kimberley) Gault; grandchildren:... Bellbrook, Ohio Gertrude McFarland 1922 — 2022 Gertrude (Robbins) McFarland, 99 of Bellbrook, OH passed away April 16th, 2022 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born July 22nd, 1922, in Greensburg, IN, the daughter of Luvina Ann Rathburn Robbins and Daniel Van Dola Robbins. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Randall Forrest McFarland. She was also proceeded in death by her sister Alma Robbins Small and brothers William F. Robbins and Melvin E. Robbins. She is survived by her son Randall Paul McFarland [Evonne Lynn] and her daughter Marilyn Kae McFarland Quinlan [Timothy B.]; five grandchildren Jodie Paul McFarland [Michelle], Jamie Lee McFarland, Brigid Rene Quinlan Krueger [Matthew], Ryan Timothy Quinlan [Courtney], Kevan Patrick... Greensburg Clarence Edward Blanton 2022 Clarence Edward "Ed" Blanton, 79, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born on September 14, 1942 in Shelbyville, Indiana, the son of Andrew Louis and Elsie (Green) Blanton. He lived his entire life in Decatur County. Ed graduated in 1960 from Sandcreek High School. He then attended Nashville Diesel School for two years. After school he was employed by Cummins Engine Company as a tool maker and worked for 27 years until his retirement in 2000. He coached Little League baseball and Youth tackle football. He was a 50 year member of the Eagles #927, member of the Moose Lodge in Columbus, lifetime member of the American... Westport, IN Evelyn M. Kiefer 2022 Evelyn Marie Wolter Kiefer left this life to go home on January 16, 2022. She began this life on September 25, 1926 in the St. Maurice Community in Decatur County Indiana. The Wolter family lived on 300 North County Road, near the Lecher machine shop corner. Evelyn's father (Frank) suddenly died, when she was only 13 years old. Her mom, Mathilda and nine children were forced to work hard in order to get by. She was the daughter of Frank and Mathilda (Gauck) Wolter. Evelyn attended The St. Maurice Catholic School. Evelyn graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1944. During WWII, Evelyn helped the war effort, by making military uniforms, while employed at The Greensburg Shirt Factory.... Greensburg Mary Striecker 2021 Mary Striecker, 98, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. She was born April 8, 1923 in Greensburg, Indiana the daughter of Edward and Edna (Davis) Walterman, both deceased. She married Paul Striecker on April 19, 1941 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2005. Mary was a farmer's wife. She had also worked and trained at Mascatatuck State Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Mary played the Banjo and along with her husband, they loved to play country music. They travel to and played in a band called "Hoosier Snowbirds" in Florida. They also played in the senior citizens band in Greensburg. Mary loved to play cards, bake, and cook. ...
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