Robert “Bob” Barbour

Robert “Bob” Barbour, 78, of Connersville passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home on Monday morning, March 01, 2021. The only child of William and Beryl Berninger Barbour, Bob was born in Connersville on January 6, 1943 and graduated from Fayette Central High School with the class of 1961. On August 24, 1962, Bob married the former Mary Jarrett in Connersville. Mrs. Barbour survives. For many years, Bob was employed with Design and Manufacturing in Connersville until its closing, then he drove a truck for Schneider National until his retirement.

Nancy Roberta May Gray Smith

Nancy Roberta May Gray Smith, 84, of Richmond, passed away February 26, 2021, at Rosebud Village after a long illness. She was born January 20, 1937, in Richmond to Charles and Lucy Davis Gray and lived in this area most of her life. Nancy retired from Nettle Creek Industries where she worked as a seamstress. She also practiced the Baptist faith. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia (David) Breeden of Richmond, two sons Bob Wardlow of Portland, Darren (Kim) Smith of Richmond; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews.

Ronald Fellers

Ronald Fellers, of Boston, IN, passed away on February 24, 2021, at Reid Health due to heart failure. He was born March 8, 1966, at Reid Hospital to Sherrill Fellers JR and Harriett Green-Fellers. Ron had lived most of his life in Wayne County. He was a liver transplant survivor since 2005; but developed heart issues years later.  He was thankful and blessed to have received his transplant therefore at his passing he gave the gift of Life to others. He is survived by his wife, Gina Picciotto Fellers; his father: Sherrill (Marsha) Fellers; his mother: Harriett Marquis; three sisters: Pattie Maiden, Carol Bufford and Connie (Dean) Lewis; brother: Dean (Tina) Fellers; stepbrother: Greg Blair; and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn Ann “Mimi” (Crews) Kaufman

Marilyn Ann “Mimi” (Crews) Kaufman passed into the presence of her dear Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, February 22, 2021 at home with the love of her family around her. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many. Marilyn was born on January 29, 1933 to Edwin and Helen (Schriefer) Crews in Chrisney, IN. She graduated from Boonville High School and attended Indiana University where she met the love of her life, Ted Kaufman. Marilyn and Ted were married September 16, 1951 and settled in Liberty in 1962 where they raised their four children in a community they all cherished for nearly 55 years until declining health moved them to live with their daughter and son-in-law in Richmond.

Emma Lou Shadle

Emma Lou Shadle, passed away peacefully at the age of 92, on Thursday February 25, 2021. Emma was born  on February 17, 1929 in Riceville NY to Herbert and Lulu Hedges, and graduated from Centerville High School. She worked as an optometrist assistant for many years with Dr. Timpson. She ended her career at the age of 84 at Adaires, baking pies and waiting tables. She was a caregiver to several families in the Centerville area and help deliver meals on wheels, before moving to TN to live with her daughter and son-in-law.

Jane Ellen Smith

Jane Ellen Smith, age 65, a New Castle resident, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. She was born September 29, 1955 in New Castle, Indiana and was a daughter of the late John and Maxine Vaughn Mark. She was a high school graduate and spend many years as the wife of a career military serviceman. She and her husband, John Smith, were stationed many places around the world. Jane was a member of the Church of LatterDay Saints and had worked for the Indiana School for the Blind and Deaf.

Mary Alice Del Rio

Mary Alice Del Rio, age 87, a New Castle resident, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was born August 30, 1933 in New Castle, Indiana, a daughter of the late Alfonzo and Marie White. She was a graduate of New Castle High School and had lived in California for several years. After returning to live in New Castle, she had worked for Western Electric in Indianapolis, and for the Henry County Foster Grandparent Program. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Tina L. Taylor

Tina L. Taylor, age 54, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Henry Community Health. She was born December 4, 1966 in New Castle, Indiana, and was the daughter of Addis Ray and Josephine Dewitt Hicks. She was a life-long New Castle resident and a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. Tina had worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken, INTAT Precision in Rushville and Advantage Home Care in New Castle. She enjoyed family activities, attending church, pets-especially cats.

Phillip E “Huck” Huckeby

Phillip E “Huck” Huckeby, 67, of New Castle went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at IU Ball Memorial Hospital after a battling a long illness. He was born November 25, 1953 to the late Virginia Lee (Smith) Wagner in Orange County, California. Huck was a 1972 graduate of Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School where he played football. After graduation, he married Linda Lee Young on June 30, 1972. Huck found work with General Motors, and retired after 37 years from Allison Transmission at the end of 2017.

Kaye Chomel Branson

Kaye Chomel Branson, 80, of Connersville went home to be with the Lord late Thursday evening, February 25, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at Reid Health, Richmond. The oldest of two daughters of Roy and Helen Chomel Kellam, Kaye was born in Connersville on July 26, 1940 and graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1958. On September 2, 1961, Kaye married William Branson in First Baptist Church of Connersville. Mr. Branson passed away July 1, 2020. Kaye was a longtime member of Alquina United Methodist Church and worked together with her husband on the family farm, Silverbrook, for nearly 60 years.