Obituaries

Ivan E. York (3/4/2021) - Ivan E. York, 68, Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Muncie. He was born on February 21, 1953 to Virgil J. & Mary F. Messer York. Ivan was an assembler at Wayne Corp. in Richmond until the plant closed. He later worked 11 years in the meat department at […]
Catherine Irene Williamson (3/4/2021) - Catherine Irene Williamson, 92, of Spiceland passed into the arms of our Lord Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at her residence. She was born November 4, 1928 in Butlerville, Indiana, a daughter of the late Everett Albert and Edna Catherine (Sparks) Neel. She married Floyd Williamson on October 10, 1948, he preceded her in death March […]
Johnnie D. Weaver, Sr. (3/4/2021) - Johnnie D. Weaver, Sr., age 85, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021. He was born February 13, 1936, a son of Charles and Jessie Weaver. Johnnie worked most of his life in different factories. He enjoyed taking trips and vacations, being out in the yard and spending time with his family. He was a member […]
Trevor T. Cupp (3/4/2021) - Trevor T. Cupp, age 45, a Greenfield resident, formerly of New Castle, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Greenfield. He was born February 23, 1976 in Muncie, Indiana, a son of the late Jack D. and Linda McCall Cupp. Trevor was a 1994 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and was a […]
Frankie Joe Higgins (3/4/2021) - Frankie Joe Higgins, age 75, of New Castle, joined his beloved wife, Anna, in Heaven on February 28, 2021. He passed away at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana, surrounded by his loving children after a short illness and a courageous fight against cancer. Joe was born August 6, 1945. He was the son of the […]
Clarence Leroy “Ollie” Oliver, Jr. (3/4/2021) - Clarence Leroy “Ollie” Oliver, Jr., 59, of Connersville passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Reid Health, Richmond. One of seven children of Clarence Leroy, Sr. and Shirley Ann Payne Oliver, Ollie was born in Rhode Island on May 5, 1961 and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School with the class of 1980. On July […]
Ronald D. Wright (3/3/2021) - Ronald D. Wright, age 83 of Richmond passed away Saturday (February 27, 2021) at Reid Hospital. He was born in Richmond, IN on November 7, 1937 to St. Elmo and Edith Haymaker Wright and had lived here all of his life. Ron retired from Alcoa after 30+ years and spent his retirement fishing, playing music […]
Cheryl D. Patterson (3/3/2021) - Cheryl D. Patterson, DMD, 63, Harrogate, TN, wife of David Shawn Patterson, died Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Baptist Health, Lexington, KY. Born December 24, 1957, in Richmond, IN, she was the daughter of Carol (Horner) Hatfield, Richmond, IN, and the late John Smith. Cheryl was a Univ. of Kentucky Alumnus, a Dentist, and was […]
Mark Schlotterbeck (3/3/2021) - Mark Schlotterbeck, 61, of New Castle went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 26, 2021 at The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Illinois after a two-year journey with Mantle Cell Lymphoma Cancer. He was born on June 24, 1959 in Richmond, a son of the late Fred and Mary Joan (Tincher) […]
Robert “Bob” Barbour (3/3/2021) - 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 […]
Nancy Roberta May Gray Smith (3/3/2021) - 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. […]
Ronald Fellers (3/3/2021) - 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 […]
Marilyn Ann “Mimi” (Crews) Kaufman (2/28/2021) - 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) […]
Emma Lou Shadle (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Jane Ellen Smith (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Mary Alice Del Rio (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Tina L. Taylor (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Phillip E “Huck” Huckeby (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Kaye Chomel Branson (2/28/2021) - 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 […]
Robert Allen Robinson (2/28/2021) - Robert Allen Robinson (Skip), age 73, of Independence, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Medicalodge in Independence. Memorial graveside services and visitation will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence with military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 1186 or American […]
Henry Meredith Tilmans (2/28/2021) - Henry Meredith Tilmans, age 89, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, February 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Henry was born June 12, 1931, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, to Henry Ernest and Nancy Ellen Humes Tilmans. He was a 1949 graduate of Richmond High School and attended Purdue University. Henry received his bachelor’s […]
Ralph Junior Silvers (2/26/2021) - Ralph Junior Silvers, 98, of New Paris, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 13, 1923, in Gratis, Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Mae (Coleman) Silvers. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen […]
Virginia Ann Williams (2/26/2021) - Virginia Ann Williams, 76, of Lynn, formerly of Brookville, passed away on Thursday, February 25 at Reid Health. She was born in Fayetteville, West Virginia on June 13, 1944, the daughter of Frank & Freda Prater Simms, both of whom preceded her in death. Virginia and her husband lived in the Brookville community for 21 […]
John B. Steele (2/26/2021) - John B. Steele, age 78, of Richmond, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Golden LivingCenter – Golden Rule. Born September 8, 1942, in Richmond, Indiana, to Everette D. and Sadie McDaniel Steele Sr., John lived in Wayne County, Indiana, most of his life. He graduated from Greens Fork […]
Donna Pauline Simpson-Scheer (2/26/2021) - Donna Pauline Simpson-Scheer, 72, Richmond, passed from this life at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born on August 2, 1948, at Reid Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Orville J. and Hazel Irene (Bane) Willis. She was a life-long resident of Richmond. She was married to […]
Thomas H. Joiner (2/25/2021) - Thomas H. Joiner, 78, of Richmond passed away peacefully on February 22, 2021, at his home. He was born June 5, 1942, in Richmond to Harry and Martha Commons Joiner and lived here all his life. He was the former owner of Commons Lumber Company. He was an Army veteran and a member of Calvary […]
Mabel Hagen Shafer (2/25/2021) - Mabel Hagen Shafer, at the age of 104, relocated to her home in Heaven on February 4, 2021 after a brief illness. Mabel was born on March 1, 1916 in Minnesota to the late Earl Hagen and Ethel Grace Hornbeck.  Her family moved to central Indiana shortly after her birth where she eventually met and […]
William A. “Bill” Weaver (2/25/2021) - William A. “Bill” Weaver, 77, of Falmouth, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, February 22, 2021. He was born May 4, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH, a son of the late Arthur and Marjorie (Darwin) Weaver. Full of energy, personality, always active and busy, Bill lived life to the fullest up to the very […]
Deborah Ann Scott (2/25/2021) - Deborah Ann Scott, 53, of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 16, 1967 in Leavenworth, KS, the daughter of Jay Richard and Carol Ann (Card) Jones. She graduated from high school in Sturgis, Michigan and earned her Bachelor’s degree from […]
William S. “Bill” Jackman (2/25/2021) - William S. “Bill” Jackman, 75, Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, February 22, 2021, at Reid Health after a short illness. Bill was born on September 4, 1945, in Helena, Montana to Roy Lionel and Phyllis (Baker) Jackman. Bill married Cynthia Cash on June 22, 1985, in Yadkinville, North Carolina. Known as “The Fruit Man” at the […]