NEW CASTLE – Marlene Johnson, 76, passed away Sunday evening October 16, 2016 at Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle, Indiana. A daughter of the late Harry Max and Edna Marie (Logan-House) Driver, Marlene was born in Richmond, Indiana on January 29, 1940. She was a graduate of Richmond High School with the class of 1958 and had worked at Sears-Roebuck prior to her children being born. Marlene was a stay at home mom and enjoyed spending time with her family, baking in the kitchen and drives through the country. She was a foster grandparent, and attended the Salem United Methodist Church north of Straughn.
CENTERVILLE, Ind. – Brenda Capps Crane Koons, age 65, of Centerville, died after a long battle with Huntington’s disease Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Rosebud Village surrounded by her family and friends. Born March 13, 1951, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to James and Sue Whisman Capps, Brenda lived in this area for most of her life. She worked at Nettle Creek Industries. Brenda enjoyed camping, boating, being outside, and spending time with her family and friends.
RICHMOND, Ind. – Donald Eugene Rader Sr., age 87, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 20, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Born February 24, 1929, in Eaton, Ohio, to Elmer and Gladys Lunsford Rader, Don lived in this area all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Don worked for more than 20 years in the Administration Building for Richmond Community Schools.
September 18, 1946 – September 30, 2016
SMITH, William “Jerry”, age 70, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016 at home. He was born in Richmond, Indiana on Sept. 18, 1946 to William and Mary (May) Smith. He grew up in Centerville and lived in Connersville for a time, while working at Ford.
Michael D. Owens, age 65, passed into the presence of his Creator and Lord at his Colorado Springs home on October 17, 2016, following 6 & ½ years of courageous battle against Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Michael was born on September 12, 1951, in Richmond, Indiana, to parents Delbert W. Owens and Thelma Lakes Owens, both of whom preceded him in death. Michael honorably served as an Indiana State Trooper for 28 years (PE2511), retiring in 2001, as a Lieutenant and District Commander of the Pendleton Post, the most awarded and successful District in the State. It was during this time that he completed his Master’s degree in Public Management from Indiana University, in addition to receiving a diploma from Northwestern University (4.0 GPA). Michael had enough college credits for a PhD.