Obituaries

Velta Jean Mundy (6/8/2021) - Velta Jean Mundy, age 69, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was born May 15, 1952 in Seelyville, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Virgil Neice, Sr., and Rosalie Coleman Neice. The highlight of Jeanie’s life was spending time with her children […]
Gary R. Milholland (6/8/2021) - Gary R. Milholland, age 70, passed away May 27th, 2021 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born August 11th, 1950 in Los Angeles, California to the late George and Christine Milholland. He was in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Connersville Fire […]
Bryan Alan Hacker (6/8/2021) - Bryan Alan Hacker, 60, of New Castle went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 4, 2021. He was born on June 13, 1960 in Straughn, IN, a son of Kenneth and Sue Nell (Strange) Hacker. Bryan graduated from New Castle Chrysler High School and played trumpet in the Trojan Marching Band. He furthered […]
Hallie Christine Taylor (6/8/2021) - Hallie Christine Taylor, 91, of Connersville passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Reid Health, Richmond surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 16, 1929 in Scott County, Kentucky, one of seven children of Oscar Sherman and Ruth Gaimes Brown. On December 25, 1948, Christine married the love of her life James V. […]
Robert Harrison Wines (6/8/2021) - Robert Harrison Wines, 45, of Richmond, passed away on June 6, 2021. He was born June 8, 1975, in Richmond to Robert F. and Sue Ann Crawford Morrison and lived in this area most of his life. He worked in construction, installing vinyl siding. He is survived by his Father Robert F. (Caroline) Wines of […]
Elma C. Rigsby (6/7/2021) - Elma C. Rigsby, 95, of Richmond, passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, June 7. She was born on January 14, 1926 in Center Township of Wayne County, Indiana to Emil Elsworth & Mildred Fern Plessinger Filby. Elma was a 1944 graduate of Whitewater High School and […]
Margaret Mae Hall (6/7/2021) - Margaret Mae Hall, 82, of Milton, Indiana, passed into her eternal home on Friday, June 4th at Reid Health, Richmond following an extended illness which she fought with much courage. Margaret was born on April 20, 1939 in New Castle, Indiana, one of seven children of Paul and Edna Carter. She was a 1957 graduate of […]
 Pauline Riley (6/7/2021) -  Pauline Riley, 104, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5 in the comfort of her home in Chandler, Arizona.    She was born Mary Pauline Hartman on April 20, 1917 in Wayne County, Indiana to Carl Henry and Lottie Mary Nolte Hartman. Pauline was a 1934 graduate of Whitewater High School.    Pauline […]
Jane Woolley McCrea (6/6/2021) - Mrs. Jane Woolley McCrea, age 103, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Friends Fellowship Community, where she had lived for the past four years. A memorial service for Jane will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, with Pastor […]
Stephen Neil Ludke (6/6/2021) - Stephen Neil Ludke, 62, passed away unexpectedly in Charleston S.C. on May 24, 2021 after a valiant 5 year battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He was born in Kenosha, WI, the first child of Jackson Neil and Catherine Ellen (Angelo) Ludke on January 23, 1959. He was born long before SNL meant (Saturday Night Live). […]
E. Louise Kessler (6/6/2021) - E. Louise Kessler, 96, passed away on Thursday, June 3, at Reid Health. She was born Esther Louise Stidham in Fountain City, Indiana, on November 18, 1924, the daughter of Roy & Carrie Marie Thompson Stidham, both of whom preceded her in death. Louise attended Fountain City High School. Louise was a member of the […]
Darrel E. Alvey (6/6/2021) - Darrel E. Alvey, 85, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on Thursday June 3, 2021. He was born on December 9, 1935, in Fountain City, Indiana to Roy and Thelma (Kuhlman) Alvey. Darrel graduated from Richmond High School in 1954 and went on to Butler University to play basketball. He left Butler to […]
Robert Eugene “Gene” Oakerson (6/6/2021) - Robert Eugene “Gene” Oakerson, 87, died Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Albany Healthcare, where he had recently resided. He was born in Randolph County on May 16, 1934 to John and Letha (Hodson) Oakerson, and was a life long resident of the Modoc area. Gene was a farmer, formerly managed the seed co-op at Pinch, […]
Kyle Lee McFarland (6/4/2021) - Kyle Lee McFarland, 59, of Hagerstown, died at his home on Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was born in Richmond on March 5, 1962 to Donald and Kay (Smith) McFarland. He resided in Lynn until moving to Hagerstown 29 years ago. Kyle was a member of Hagerstown First Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Kay […]
Steven D. Yost (6/4/2021) - Steven D. Yost (50) left his earthly body to gain his heavenly one unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Born February 3, 1971, to the late Benny Yost and Judith (Flora) Yost, he had lived in Richmond all his life. Steve was a 1989 graduate of Richmond High School, was a saw operator by trade […]
Robert “Bob” Wardlow, Jr. (6/4/2021) - Robert “Bob” Wardlow, Jr., age 66, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Portland. Bob was born on March 21, 1955, in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Robert Wardlow, Sr. and Nancy (Gray) Smith. He worked for J.M. Hutton Stamping in Richmond, Indiana. He was a member […]
Joyce A. Perry (6/4/2021) - Joyce A. Perry, age 60, Centerville, went home to be with our Lord & Savior on June 1, 2021. She was born November 25, 1960, the daughter of Edward and Virginia Perry, in Richmond, Indiana. Joyce attended Centerville Schools. She loved to play games on her computer and she thought the world of her nieces […]
Betty Cline (6/4/2021) - Betty Cline, age 89, a New Castle resident, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021. She was born December 6, 1931, a daughter of Stoney and Iva Dobbs. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and visiting residents in area nursing homes. She also loved traveling, attending church, clogging, cooking, especially her delicious pies. […]
Betty Jo Conder (6/4/2021) - Betty Jo Conder, 67, of Richmond, Indiana passed away on June 1, 2021. She was born on November 12, 1953 in Richmond, Indiana to William D. Conder and Alice J. King Conder. Betty worked for many years at KMart and most recently at the Village Pantry. She enjoyed her family, her dogs and the many […]
Linda Jane Needles (6/4/2021) - Linda Jane Needles, age 78, of Centerville, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Born January 28, 1943, in Richmond, Indiana, to George and Betty Willis Kay, Linda graduated from Centerville High School in 1961. She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, […]
Cheryl Ann Wright (6/4/2021) - Cheryl Ann Wright, 59, of Boston, Indiana passed away June 2, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born August  1, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio to Walter L. and Marlene L. Barlow Thompson and lived in this area most of her life. She worked as a program coordinator for Help at Home. She was a […]
Richard A. “Slim” Kirk, Jr. (6/3/2021) - Richard A. “Slim” Kirk, Jr., age 65, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021. He was born October 20, 1955 in Beechgrove, Indiana. He was a 1974 graduate of John Marshall High School in Indianapolis and then entered the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an explosive specialist and […]
Rev. Dr. Nancy Nelson (6/3/2021) - Rev. Dr. Nancy Nelson, 70, passed away on Monday, May 31, at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born Nancy Jo Williams in Winchester, Indiana, on June 3, 1950, the daughter of Robert D. “Bob” & Phyllis C. McIntire Williams. Nancy was a 1968 graduate of Northeastern High School. She continued her education, earning her B.A. […]
Richard Lee Culp (6/3/2021) - Richard Lee Culp, age 76, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, May 28, 2021, at Golden LivingCenter – Richmond. Born November 25, 1944, in Columbus, Ohio, to Raymond Lee and Janice Foulk Culp, Richard lived in Connersville, Indiana, for many years. He attended Green Acres/Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc. in Richmond. Richard enjoyed going to McDonald’s. Survivors […]
Joyce D. Wood (6/2/2021) - Joyce D. Wood, 71, of New Castle passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at Heritage House of New Castle. She was born April 17, 1950 in Brandy Keg, Kentucky, a daughter of the late James and Betty (Prater) Baker. Joyce was a very loving person. She had a great love for her daughters and her […]
Gerald A. “Jerry” Adams (6/2/2021) - Gerald A. “Jerry” Adams, age 84, formerly of Wayne County, Indiana, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at Reid Health. Born October 28, 1936, in Connersville, Indiana, to Wesley Handley and Inis May Bean Adams, Jerry graduated from Connersville High School in 1954. He worked as a farmhand before buying his first farm in 1965, […]
Russell Edwin Dunkelbarger (6/2/2021) - The 26th day of May, 2021, Russell Edwin Dunkelbarger went home to be with the Lord.  He was born July 14th, 1950, to Richard and Jean Dunkelbarger, in Richmond, Indiana. He had resided most of his life in Richmond.  He was a handy man and a former employee of Johns Manville.  He was a proud Vietnam […]
Betty Lou Harper (6/2/2021) - Betty Lou Harper, 84, of Richmond died May 29, 2021, at Arbor Trace. She was born November 30, 1936, in Owingsville, Kentucky to John and Audrey Warren Goodpaster and lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty Lou is survived by two daughters Lisa Brockman of […]
Carol Sue Clay (6/2/2021) - Carol Sue Clay, age 76, of Connersville, Indiana, died Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Majestic Care of Connersville. Born January 3, 1945, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Osbin and Velva Pfaff Clay, Carol lived in Indiana all her life. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Tim Drake, Tamara Hubeny, Susie Boese, Rick Edward, Kelly Clay, Ray […]
Allen Dale Farmer (6/2/2021) - Mr. Allen Dale Farmer, 79, of Pershing, IN, passed away the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Reid Health in Richmond, IN surrounded by his family. Allan was born on February, 21, 1942 in Beattyville in Lee County, KY to Willard and Martha Juanita Burke Farmer who preceded him in death. He was a […]