Wayne Padgett, 77, of Connersville passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville. He was born on August 26, 1939 in Waynesburg, KY to Chester and Mary Hayes Padgett and had lived most of his life in the Connersville area. Wayne had worked at D&M in Connersville for over 40 years and enjoyed farming, caring for his animals and tinkering with vehicles. Survivors include his wife Susan Marie (Haynes) Padgett; two sisters Brenda Baldwin and Carolyn Weaver; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by seven siblings Barb Steele, Eva Lockhart, Ralph Padgett, Elizabeth Blanton, Don Padgett, Patricia Beck, and Kenny Padgett.
CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Mary J. Chappell, age 93, of Centerville, Indiana, died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Ambassador Healthcare. Born September 25, 1923, in Corbin, Kentucky, to Aaron and Nancy Gregory Walters, Mary had lived in this community from 1950 –1968, before moving to Michigan City, Indiana. She had recently returned to this area. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #49 and received her 50 year pin in 2013.
Centerville, IN – Walter F. Etzel, age 80, of Centerville, Indiana, died Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Reid Health. Born March 24, 1936, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to Walter G. and Dorothy Meyers Etzel, Walt lived most of his life in Centerville. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1954 and from Earlham College in 1958. Walt worked at ALCOA for over 30 years. He was the owner of Walt Etzel’s Reliable Motors.