Obituaries

Ralph Neal Curry (10/26/2021) - Ralph Neal Curry, age 74, of Richmond, IN passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 21, 2021 while surrounded by his loving family. Neal was born in Howard County on December 21, 1946 to his parents, Simon “Ralph” Curry & Louise (Hobbs) Curry. Neal grew up and went to school in Tipton. He was a part […]
Shirley Ann (Shipp) Tyler (10/26/2021) - Shirley Ann (Shipp) Tyler, age 79, Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Majestic Care of Connersville. She was born January 11, 1945, in Richmond, Indiana where she lived her whole life. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Terri “Charron” Tyler of Hamilton, Ohio, her son LaQue “Howard” Shipp and Melissa Bergman […]
Vernon G. “Pappy” Stanley (10/26/2021) - Vernon G. “Pappy” Stanley, 82, of Bassett, Virginia (formerly of Richmond, Indiana), died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Sovah Health – Martinsville. He was born in Modoc, Indiana on April 27, 1939 to the late Wilson Stanley and the late Doris Hiatt Stanley. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Allen Short; […]
Floyd Herbert Legear (10/26/2021) - Floyd Herbert Legear, age 88, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, October 22, 2021, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Born May 3, 1933, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, to Thomas Peter and Ethel Hardin Legear, Floyd lived in Richmond most of his life until moving to North Carolina a year ago. He graduated […]
Peggy Ann Bertsch (10/26/2021) - Peggy Ann Bertsch, 67, of Cambridge City passed away on Monday October 25, 2021 at Henry Community Health in New Castle. She was born in Milton, IN on January 3, 1954 to Vernon and Marjorie (Jones) Helmsing. Peggy graduated in 1972 from Lincoln High School and lived her entire life in this area. Peggy was […]
Carrol Roberta Fegan (10/26/2021) - Carrol Roberta Fegan, 87, Cambridge City, passed away on October 24, 2021 at Rosebud Village in Richmond, Indiana.  Carrol was born in Abington Township, Wayne County, Indiana on January 18, 1934 to Orville and Nova Julia (Roller) Study.  Carrol graduated from Centerville High School with the class of 1952.  She married Russell G. Fegan on […]
Thomas G. Allen (10/26/2021) - Beloved father and grandfather, Thomas G. Allen, 74, of Morgantown, IN, passed away peacefully at 11:33 a.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021 surrounded by family. Thomas was born in Hagerstown, IN on September 12, 1947 to Voyle M. Allen and Annabelle Harris Allen. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in […]
Harriet Louise Clark (10/26/2021) - Harriet Louise Clark, age 78, of Franklin, Indiana, died Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Harriet was born on November 9, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to Joe Claire and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Preston Sherrow. She graduated from Whitewater High School in Whitewater, Indiana. Survivors include her sons, Henry Thomas Clark (Penny) […]
Cathy Marie Spicer (10/26/2021) - Cathy Marie Spicer, 68, of Connersville, passed away Wednesday evening, October 20, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born October 14, 1953 in Connersville, one of nine children of Estel and Joyce Feeback Marcum. In February of 2002, Cathy married Garland Spicer in Centerville, Indiana. Mr. Spicer survives. For a number of years, […]
Marsha Darlene Hagen (10/26/2021) - Marsha Darlene Hagen 63, of Richmond, passed away October 24, 2021, at Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born March 21, 1958, in Richmond to Claude Cook and Lucille Brockman Caudle and lived in Richmond most of her life. She worked as a manager at Papa John’s; she traveled with Poor Jacks […]
Veronica Jay-Ceen Bell English (10/26/2021) - Veronica Jay-Ceen Bell English passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. She was born in New Castle, Indiana on March 12, 1990. Around the age of 4, Veronica and her mother moved to Muncie, Indiana. She resided in Muncie for several years before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana with her mother and siblings. While living in […]
Karl Louis “Louie” Thomas (10/26/2021) - Karl Louis “Louie” Thomas, age 56, a New Castle resident, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Ball Hospital in Muncie. He was born April 29, 1965 in Greensburg, Indiana. He was a resident of Greensburg and New Castle all of his life and was a 1983 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He […]
James (Jim) D. Penticuff (10/24/2021) - James (Jim) D. Penticuff, age 58, was called home to Glory on October 21, 2021. A lifelong resident of New Castle, Jim was born January 20, 1963, the son of the late James O. and Doris Penticuff. Jim was a 1981 graduate on New Castle Chrysler High School and received his bachelor’s degree in 2005 […]
Donald Gene Stout (10/24/2021) - Donald Gene Stout, age 90, of Crystal River, Florida passed away peacefully September 25, 2021. He was a former resident of Fayette and Union County, Indiana. He was born in Alquina on March 22, 1931, to Morton and Catherine (Mong) Stout. He graduated from Connersville High School in 1949. After high school he was inducted […]
Judith Diane Morford (10/24/2021) - Judith Diane Morford, 71, of Connersville, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, October 12, 2021 at her home. She was born September 10, 1950 in New Castle, Indiana, one of six children of Donald Wilson, Sr. and Martha Christine Corn Wilson. On September 1, 1990, she was married to Larry G. Morford of Connersville. Mr. Morford […]
Rita J. Robinson (10/24/2021) - Rita J. Robinson, age 63, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, October 21, 2021, at her home. Born May 3, 1958, in Richmond, Indiana, to Loren and Margaret Brumley Steele, Rita was a life-long resident of Wayne County, Indiana. She graduated from Hagerstown High School. Rita worked at Belden for 22 years. She was an avid […]
Janet Kay Brooks Bisson (10/22/2021) - Janet Kay Brooks Bisson, age 67, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Arbor Trace. Jan was born on February 4, 1954, in Richmond, Indiana, to Harlan and Lois Rohe Brooks. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1972, followed by a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1976 and a master’s degree […]
Virginia Meyer (10/22/2021) - Virginia Meyer, age 86, of Richmond passed away on Thursday October 21, 2021 at Golden Rule Living Center. She was born on October 5, 1935 in Richmond to John and Helen Behnen Chamberlain and had lived here all her life. She was a retired employee of the former Philco-Ford in Connersville and was a lifelong […]
Myley Jayne Smith (10/22/2021) - Myley Jayne Smith, Dublin, 2 month old infant daughter of Peter Ryan Smith and Lyndsey Smith (Reffitt) returned to her home in Heaven on October 20, 2021 after bringing much joy and happiness during her brief stay here.  Myley was born in New Castle, Indiana on August 4, 2021. Myley is also survived by 4 […]
Thomas I. Rankin (10/22/2021) - Thomas I. Rankin, age 83, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas Hospital in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Born December 3, 1937, in Rushville, Indiana, to Russell and Viola Lucas Rankin, Tom lived in Richmond most of his life. He graduated from Manilla High School in Manilla, Indiana. Tom […]
Ruby Carroll Black (10/21/2021) - Ruby Carroll Black, 81 of Richmond passed away in her home, October 18, 2021. She was born August 17, 1940, in Garrett Co., Kentucky to Albert and Ruby Pruitt Powell and lived in this area most of her life. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her five sons, Gordon (Cathy) Black, Charles Black, […]
Brian S. Minton (10/21/2021) - Brian S. Minton, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away on October 13, 2021. He was born on February 22, 1979 to Scott Minton and Marilyn (Mike) Petty. Brian was employed at Wright Cabinet Shop. He loved fishing and NASCAR especially a Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Jr. and Tony Stewart fan. Brian also loved his family and […]
Keith “Frank” Wayne Coddington (10/21/2021) - Keith “Frank” Wayne Coddington, 61, passed away on Monday, October 18. Keith was born on December 14, 1959, in New Castle, Indiana to Ronald L. and Lucille F. Bane Coddington. He was a 1978 graduate of Northeastern High School where he played on many athletic teams including the school’s first football team. Keith formerly worked […]
Nuell Ellison Garner (10/21/2021) - Nuell Ellison Garner, age 74, a New Castle resident, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at his residence. He was born August 2, 1947, in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Jesse L. and Clariene (Teal) Garner. Nuell was a graduate of Walter P. Chrysler High School and served for the US Army […]
Kavan Joseph Rust (10/21/2021) - Kavan Joseph Rust, 3 months, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, October 20, 2021 at his home. He was born July 12, 2021 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of Adam and Karlee (Swim) Rust. Even though Kavan’s life was short he touched the lives and hearts of everyone that met him. In […]
Phyllis K. McNelis (10/20/2021) - Phyllis K. McNelis, age 91, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Heritage House of New Castle following a brief illness. She was born February 16, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Val and Katherine Kruger. Phyllis was a high school graduate in Pittsburg, Pa., and had been […]
Debbie Wagers (10/20/2021) - Debbie Wagers, age 65, resident of New Castle, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was born July 19, 1956 in Indianapolis, Indiana, a daughter of Thorton Pike Anderson and Evelyn Leath. She married her true soul mate, Ray Wagers on April 6, 1986. Debbie’s hobbies include enjoying her bird, Sunshine, and her dog, Brusier. […]
Geneva Jones (10/20/2021) - Geneva Jones, age 92, a New Castle resident, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Glen Oaks Nursing Home. She was born June 28, 1929 in Oneida, Tennessee, a daughter of Jarvis Clitwood and Ellen Blankenship. Geneva had worked in the kitchen of the State Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1994. She is […]
Allen Lee Stewart (10/20/2021) - Allen Lee Stewart, age 71, New Paris, Ohio, passed away October 18, 2021 with his sons at his side, another victim of the Covid virus. Allen was born November 6, 1949 to Dale and Myrtle Stewart. He graduated from Jefferson High School in New Paris in 1967.Allen worked at Dana Corporation and retired from there […]
John Ross Dehner M.D. (10/20/2021) - John Ross Dehner M.D. was many things. He was a highly skilled and exceptionally kind physician, who treated thousands of cancer patients over a career that spanned decades. He was a friend to all and a generous supporter of local businesses and causes. He was an enthusiastic St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and a lover […]