There will be a public meeting held jointly with the Carroll County Council and Commissioners on Monday May 20th at 6 pm to discuss the jail project. The meeting will be in the Commissioners room on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Archeology students from the University of Indianapolis returned to the Delphi area on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to continue their search for the homestead of early County Pioneer Benjamin Angell.
Donald Dean Mull, 72, of Delphi, died Tuesday-May 14, 2019 at 9:03am at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. He had battled a brain tumor the past year. He was born December 3, 1946 in Lafayette, to the late William Donald & Ruby Irene Ray Mull. His marriage was to Diana S. Cauble in Monticello on January 17, 1969, and she survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Flora High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Germany for 2 years in the finance department of the Army, and also was in the Indiana reserves for 2 years. He worked in the detail shop at the former Mann Chevrolet in Flora for 5 years, and at the former Doug Abdon Dodge dealership in Flora as well. He worked for Stephen's IGA in Flora, and Dan's Body Shop in Delphi. He was a member of the Camden American Legion, and was Past Commander. He participated in the Carroll County Honor Guard for deceased Veterans Military Honor's. He enjoyed NASCAR, driver Dale Jr., and sprint car racing. He loved to go to car shows, and enjoyed attending the annual James Dean festival. He loved to fish, hunt mushrooms, outside work, and taking a nice peaceful walk with his wife. He loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving: wife-Diana S. Mull of Delphi; daughter-Kim & Jeff Jenkins of Delphi; son-Donald & Jennifer Mull Jr of Camden; brother-James "Jim" Mull of Monticello, Arkansas; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother Kenneth. Services: friends may call Friday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Saturday 10am, Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial at Yeoman Cemetery. Carroll County Honor Guard providing Military Rites. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
MARY LOUISE CLIFFORD Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep after a day with family in the early morning of May 15, 2019 at her home in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mary was 89 years old. She was born on August 4,1929 in Camden, Indiana. She grew up on a farm with her parents Robert Sr. and Mary Esther (Brennan) Hedde, a brother Robert Hedde, Jr. and a sister, Margaret Ann Kehoe. All preceded her in death. She graduated in 1947 from Camden High School and was President of her class. Growing up she was also an avid tap dancer and participated in many performances.
She was a lifelong resident of Delphi, Indiana. Mary married the love of her life Maurice F. Clifford on February 20, 1950 and resided at 322 Monroe Street raising five children. Murph preceded her in death May 17,1977.
Mary held many roles throughout the years. She supported the family business working as a clerk at the Clifford Clothing Store. She also owned the Clifford’s Flower Shop. Later she worked for the Delphi School Corporation. She was elected and served as Delphi Clerk Treasurer until retirement. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary society at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mary was a member of the Psi Iota sorority and a key contributor to the annual cheeseball fundraising event selling an average of 1,000 cheeseballs every November. Her favorite past time was spending time with friends playing bridge.
Mary Louise will be missed greatly by many friends and her family. Mary’s legacy began with five children, Madonna A. Kemp, Fort Myers, FL; Patrick H. Clifford and his wife, Vicki of Kokomo, Indiana; Rita J. Brown and her husband, Doug of Zionsville, Indiana; Timothy J. Clifford and his wife, Mary Ellen of Winter Garden, Florida; David M. Clifford and his wife, Rita of West Lafayette, Indiana. And grandchildren: Matthew Kemp, Andrea L. Elkins, Amy M. Wilson, Rachel L. Weissmann, Christopher M. Brown, Ashley M. Clifford, Colleen M. Griffin-Duncan, Katrina (Katie) L. Clifford and Ashley Brianna Craig and 9 great grandchildren.
Mary devoted her never ending energy and love enjoying her 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She loved her role as Mother, Mom, Mary, MaMaw. Rest in peace Mom. You will be missed. J.M.J.
Visitation will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral mass on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. There also will be a Psi Iota Xi Memorial Service at 9:30 a.m.
Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to the Altar and Rosary Society.
Gary Gray, 75, of Rossville, Indiana, passed away on May 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born to parents Donald Max and Wilma Irene Gray on Dec. 4, 1943 and raised by Elmer and Opal Roth in Edna Mills, Indiana. Gary graduated from Rossville High School in 1961 and then went to work as a mechanic at Irmeger’s Standard Station in Rossville. After a short stint at Temple Concrete Finishing in Delphi, Gary went to work at Purdue University in the elevator shop, where he began a 31-year career at the academic institution, where he ultimately rose to the position of Zone Maintenance Leader and stayed there until he retired in 2005.
He married Susan, the love of his life, on January 14, 1971, who survives him. Gary is also survived by his son Christopher and his wife Colleen (Sinking Spring, PA), his step-daughter Shelly and her husband Matthew (Pyrmont, IN), his six grandchildren; Christopher, Caron, Campbell, Lauren, Austin and Emily, his sister Janet Marvin (Lafayette, IN), his sister Carol Cain and her husband Tom (Snellville, GA), his sister-in-law Vicky Gray (Lafayette, IN) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by parents, Donald Gray and Wilma Huizenga, brother Michael, step-father Wallace Huizenga, and step-mother Marianna Gray.
Gary was known as the “Mayor” of Orchard Drive where he never met a neighbor’s yard he didn’t want to mow for them. He was one of the first people in Rossville to have a personal golf cart and became famous for the highly recognizable purple color of his buggy. He loved to drive it up town for the afternoon “coffee club” with his longtime, hometown buddies. Gary was also the first President of the Rossville Jaycees. His love of all Purdue athletics and Indianapolis Colts football was legendary and infectious. He also enjoyed woodworking and golfing.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Davidson’s Funeral Home in Delphi. The funeral service will be held there as well on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the burial taking place immediately following at the IOOF Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Indiana. Pastor Dwight Monical officiating.
The family requests that people make donations to the American Heart Association or the Clinton County Humane Society in lieu of flowers because Gary liked animals a lot better than flowers. www.davidsonfh.com
John M. Little Sr
John M. Little Sr., passed away on May 7, 2019 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. John was born to the late Lee and Edith (Sisson) Little in Tippecanoe County on Sept. 5, 1944. He attended East Tipp Schools.
He married Nancy J. Miller on Sept. 1, 1963 at the Colburn Church and she survives.
He retired after 41 years from Gerber Globe Valve in Delphi where he worked in the polishing dept.
John enjoyed watching birds and wildlife, gardening and spoiling his grandchildren.
Along with his wife Nancy, he is survived by his children: Bonny Marcum (Bobbie Jr) of Brookston, Rena Chittick (Don Roberson) of Radnor, John M. Little Jr (Melissa) of Delphi and Shelly Alderman (Mike) of Brookston; siblings: Audrey Chappell, Doris Walton, Robert Little (Rita), Ina Disinger, Judy Klopfenstein (Howard), all of Lafayette and Barry Little (Karen)of Delphi; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
He was preceded by a sister Velora Mae Bloyd and brother Phillip Little.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. service on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will be in Americus Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Nancy.
Carolyn Jean Miller Oyler, 77, of Camden, the daughter of Calvin & Vada (Graham) Miller, was born April 26, 1942 in Logansport. She passed from this life into eternity on May 9, 2019, at 1:05pm, at her residence. She accepted the Lord as her Savior, and was baptized into the fellowship of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, on August 11, 1962. On February 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to John H. Oyler at Flora, IN. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Jeff & Monica Oyler, and Craig & Michelle Oyler. She is also survived by a brother-Galen & Nancy Miller. 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Services: Friends may call Monday from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm at the Deer Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Camden. Funeral service there Tuesday at 10am, home brethren officiating. Burial at Musselman Cemetery, Camden. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
Ellavan V. Whitehurst Adcock, 90, of Burrows, died Thurs-May 9, 2019, at 10:10am at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She had been a resident there since September 2018. She was born Aug 12, 1928 in Heber Springs, Ark, to the late Ben & Lura Adcock Whitehurst. Her marriage was to Hubert A. Adcock in Heber Springs, Ark, on Mar 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Mar 8, 1988. She attended school in Pangburn, Ark. She was a homemaker. She attended the Logansport Nazarene Church. She enjoyed gardening and yard work, cooking, and trips back to Arkansas. She dearly loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them and all her grandchildren. Surviving: daughters-Sandra "Jody" & Danny Hardy of Burrows, Joyce Ann & Larry Carson of Bald Knob, Ark; sons-Robert & Margaret Adcock of Burrows, Jack Adcock of Judsonia, Ark, Larry & Sue Adcock of Burrows, Jerry Adcock of Burrows. 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a granddaughter Gidget Swafford; a great grandson Thor Wilson; 7 brothers; 4 sisters. Services: Friends may call Sunday from 4pm-7pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. She will be taken back to Heber Springs, Ark., for services and burial. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
2019 DELPHI PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
In the only two contested Primary races for the Delphi City Elections this coming November, Spencer Kingery defeated Walter Dellenbach for the Council At Large race; and Cody Nelson defeated Louis Hayden in the District 1 Council race. Kingery and Nelson will appear as Candidates for the Republican Party in the General Election.
Farmer's Market Informational Meeting
The Logansport Farmers Market will host an informational meeting for both current and prospective vendors at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Attendees are asked to meet at the Cloverleaf Building.
People from the following counties are eligible to participate as vendors: Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Carroll and Pulaski. The Farmers Market is typically open two days per week through the growing season.
The Farmers Market, situated at Fourth and Market streets in downtown Logansport, will celebrate its opening day on Saturday, June 1. The market will continue to be open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays will be added beginning July 3 and continue through the last week of September. Wednesday hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
In recent years the range of products from the Farmers Market has included vegetables, fruits, berries, plants, herbs, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, honey wine (mead), unique hand-made crafts, baked goods, candy, homemade soaps and candles, knitted or crocheted projects, hand-woven rag rugs, hand-crafted sun catchers, and more. Questions concerning eligible items to sell can be addressed at the informational meeting.
Visit Logansport Farmers Market on Facebook, or for more information contact Frank at 574-699-6971 or Kathy at 574-721-3533.
Rosalie M. Decker Smith, 92, of Camden, died Monday-May 6, 2019 at 11:15pm at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She had been in ill health since August 2018. She was born April 11, 1927 in Chicago, IL, to the late Gus & Mable Shearer Decker. Her marriage was to Vernon E. Smith in Berwyn, IL on April 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death on December 13, 2003. She and her husband moved from North Riverside, IL to the Delphi area in 1988. She attended Manley High School in Chicago. She was a dictaphone operator, and office assistant at department stores in the Chicago area, and a homemaker. She formerly attended the Berwyn Baptist Church, and Brookfield Baptist Church, Brookfield, IL. She enjoyed playing the steel guitar, and was a in a few bands. She enjoyed her many dogs throughout her life, loved to go for a walk, and was an avid reader. Surviving: daughter-Christine & Nord Zootman of Camden; daughter in law-Kim Smith of the Phoenix, AZ area; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Carl; 4 half brothers Bill, George, Jack, & Donald Decker. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 11am until her funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Nord Zootman officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Kokomo Rescue Mission, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Phyllis Anne Shaw Wasson, 84, of West Lafayette, formerly of rural Carroll County, near Monticello, died Monday-April 29, 2019 at 12:15pm at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born July 19, 1934 in Logansport, to the late Harry & Mollie Hoover Shaw. Her marriage was to Richard A. "Dick" Wasson, at the United Methodist Church parsonage in Indianapolis, on March 3, 1951, and he survives. She attended Logansport High School, and later received her GED in 1964. She worked for 20 years at the former White County Memorial Hospital, in Monticello, retiring in 2005, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Church in Lafayette. She and her husband were very active in the church as greeters, she participated in their annual living nativity, assisted with funeral dinners, active in Caleb's Kin, Peacemaker ABF, and enjoyed her woman's bible study group. In 1968, she and her husband owned and operated Walnut Ridge Campground, near Lake Freeman, for many years. She loved her Maltese Dog's Casper & Mollie, she was an avid animal lover, enjoyed watching the deer, raccoons, and rabbit's around their property. She loved humming birds, and had feeders all around her home. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing. And after retirement, they would be " campground hosts" at various Indiana State Parks. She enjoyed cross stitching & crocheting. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed Elvis Presley's & Willie Nelson's music. She enjoyed working in her many flower gardens, and Purdue Basketball. A great woman of faith and love for the good Lord, she dearly loved her family, and the many gatherings they would share together. Surviving: husband-Richard A. "Dick" Wasson of West Lafayette; son-Rick & Cindy Wasson-Monticello; dau-Mindy & Jim Hoffman of Kerrville, TX; son-Greg & Kim Wasson of Long Grove, IL; son-Brad Wasson (sp) Joanna Lalich of Highland Park, IL; dau-Terri & John Lhotka of Naperville, IL; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by her twin brother John; brother Ed. Services: friends may call Saturday from 12pm until her funeral service at 2pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Titus Curtis, of Mountain View Fellowship, Strasburg, CO, is officiating. Burial at Yeoman Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Elizabeth Hospice, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Here is what we have for reunions for 2018 so far! Please send us your information and we would be happy to include it. Check Reunion Pictures to see what we received not only this year but in the past. If your reunion picture is not shown and you have a copy please let us know and we will try to work with you in getting it on the website.
Class of '84 - 35th Reunion
Save the date - our reunion is August 10th in Lafayette. More info to come. Make sure your email address is correct on the class of 84 page: http://www.classcreator.com/Delphi-IN-Delphi-Community-1984/index.cfm
When: Saturday, August 24th, before the Bacon Fest activities, from 2pm - 5:30pm
Where: The Tippy’s Bar (formally known as The Dock) 9002 W 310 N, Delphi, IN 46923 You and a plus 1 are invited. We will be providing light appetizers and 1 drink ticket per person. Please RSVP by July 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are appreciated! If you cannot make it on Saturday, we will be hosting a family day on Sunday, August 25th from 11am - 1pm at Riley Park for kids and families to play games, hang out, and enjoy the outdoors.
Pollie Anne Payne, 83, of Delphi and formerly of Indianapolis passed away at Franciscan
Health on April 24, 2019. Pollie was born on Jan. 13, 1936 in Henry County, KY to the late Joseph Riggs and Lillie (Browning) Kidwell. She was a 1953 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and had attended IUPUI.
She married Thomas A. Payne on June 15, 1957 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2018.
She worked at George Washington High School where she was employed as the principal’s secretary. She had also worked for the IPS #91 as a secretary and retired from the Northwest High School IPS system.
She was a member, Sunday School and Bible School teacher at Bellaire United Methodist Church in Indianapolis; Girl Scout leader and member of the Literary Club and Homemaker’s Club.
She especially loved spending time with her family at the lake cottage and traveling. She was a Colts fan. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and doing needlework, playing Euchre, reading, and entertaining family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Tyner of Delphi; grandson, Nick Tyner and his wife Laura and granddaughter, Brittany Tyner; great grandchildren, Ashton and Abby Tyner and her brother John Kidwell (Jo) of Cicero.
Along with her parents and husband Thomas, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Julianne Rachel Tyner.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke will officiate. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Pollie’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Gary A. Bounds, 68, of Burrows, died unexpectedly Thursday-April 25, 2019 at 4:04am at his residence. He was born Feb 27, 1951 in Kokomo, to the late Freeman & Dorthy Zeiger Bounds. His marriage of 45 years was to Mary E. Musselman in Kokomo, on June 2, 1973, and she survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Kokomo High School. He currently was driving a semi for Carry Transit of Dayton, OH, for the past 15 years. He had worked at other trucking companies, and has driven a semi for most of his working life. He was a member of the Delphi 1st Assembly of God Church. He was a media member of the Jimmy Swaggart Family Life Center in Baton Rogue, LA. Gary was an avid President Donald Trump supporter, and enjoyed talking politics with his family and friends. He loved sports, especially the Indianapolis Colts; Indy Pacers; Oakland Raiders; and the University of Alabama football. He enjoyed watching WWE wrestling; playing video games, and watching the game show, Family Feud. Gary dearly loved his wife and children, grandchildren, and all of his family and many friends and co-workers at the different trucking companies he drove for, and his current employer Carry Transit. He enjoyed being on the road, seeing America, and when he returned home, enjoyed working in his yard. Gary also loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. The family takes great comfort knowing he's in heaven with his savior Jesus. Surviving: wife-Mary E. Bounds of Burrows; daughter-Cindy & Jason Byers of Burrows; son-Chad A. Bounds of Burrows; granddaughters-Mia Bounds, Michelle Hile; adopted son-Bret & Dee Remaly of Burrows; sister-Pam & Bob Gilbert of Greentown; brother-Stan Bounds of Kokomo; aunt-Sharon Zeiger of Mountain Home, Ark.; uncle-Bob & Louise Zeiger of Aurora, IL; sister in laws-Angela & Dave Hensel of Lincoln, Linda & James Smith of Winchester, TN. Nieces and nephews, cousins also survive. Preceded by an inf. sister. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 1pm to his funeral service at 3pm at First Assembly of God Church in Delphi. Pastor Brent Oliver officiating. Burial at Burrows Cemetery. Memorial contributions to First Assembly Church, envelopes available at his service. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Walter Keller, Jr., age 87, Camden, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.
Born December 31, 1931, in Knox, he was the son of Walter Keller, Sr. and Nellie and Charles Harbert.
On August 2, 1952, he was married to Eva Jean Galbreath, who survives.
Walter was a retired pipefitter and welder working through the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #567 in Terre Haute.
Walter was also a farmer who enjoyed auto body repair and race car driving.
A member of the VFW Post 370, he served his country in the United States Army earning two Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star.
Surviving are his children, David (Tanya) Keller, Carmel, Edward (Deb) Keller, Pennsylvania, Vickie (Jack) Hahn, Fort Wayne, Kathy (Todd) Cripe, New Waverly and Leisa (Jeff) Keller-Henry.
Also surviving are sisters, Georgiana Delores “Dee” Hiatt and Donna Henry, Logansport; a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation and Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
The graveside service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., also on Saturday, May 4th, at Camden Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project (www.woundedwarriosproject.org)/donate.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
The Earth Day Clean-Up at Canal Park which had been scheduled for April 20 has been rescheduled for this week, Saturday, April 27 due to inclement weather. The event will commence at 8:00 A.M. with free lunch.
Frank Kenneth Sechrist, 59, died April 18, 2019 unexpectedly at his home. He was born on November 4, 1959 to Paul and Rose (Frosch) Sechrist.
He graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1978. Frank had a few jobs before making a career working at Caterpillar for over 30 years. He was a nature lover; calling his 26 acre property an animal sanctuary. Frank loved to fish from his private pond but always let them go. One of his favorite things to do would be to visit his three grandsons. He also spent many years rooting for his favorite teams; the Indianapolis Colts, Purdue Boilermakers and Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his parents Paul Sechrist and Rose (Thom) Shoop, children Ryne Sechrist and Nicole (Heath) Morgan, three grandsons Jayden, Parker, and Kyson and ex-wife Linda Sechrist.
There will be no memorial service per Frank’s wishes. Share memories and condolences online at www.simplicitiy-funeralservice.com
New 'Face' of the Delphi Murder Suspect
Delphi, Indiana--ISP--4/22/2019 - Early this afternoon Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter spoke with members of the Delphi community and interested media to share the change in direction of the Delphi double murder investigation of Abigail (Abby) Williams and Liberty (Libby) German. This investigation has been ongoing since the discovery of the girls bodies, the early afternoon of February 14, 2017, in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, about a half mile upstream from the high bridge.
Today, a new sketch of the suspect, appearing to be in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties and believed responsible for the murders of the girls, was shared with the Delphi community and media. As the investigation has progressed, information has been continuously reviewed and examined and this sketch more accurately depicts the face of the suspect from the video recorded on Liberty German's cell phone while she and Abigail were on the High Bridge.
Also shared with the Delphi community was more of the audio, as well as previously unreleased video from Libby's phone. The sketch, audio and video footage can be viewed at this Indiana State Police website link: https://www.in.gov/isp/delphi.htm
As Superintendent Carter said today, "We have a witness. You made mistakes. We are coming for you and there's no place for a heartless coward like you to hide that gets his thrill from killing little girls."
This investigation has been a priority of the Multi-Agency Task Force since the first day of the investigation and will continue to be a priority for all participating law enforcement agencies.
Look at the sketch, listen to the audio, watch how this coward walks on the high bridge and send your tip to this email: Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com
This is the face of the suspect that goes with body of the video captured on Liberty German's cell phone minutes before she and Abigail Williams were murdered
GEORGE W. COLLINS
The chariot arrived on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, for George W. Collins after a long painful year with Leukemia. George was born in May of 1949, and was a graduate of Delphi Community High School Class of 1967.
George is survived by his wife, Candace Blake Collins, and his two sons, Jason Collins and Torey (Jayme) Collins.
In his final days, he reached out to friends and family via his phone, sharing his favorite stories, especially about winning the 1967 basketball sectional for Delphi High School and playing as the number one golfer for Delphi and eventually Marion College (IWU). His outstanding golfing landed him in the Outstanding Athletes of America for two years.
After college he opened the Delphi branch of the Burlington State Bank. He worked as a branch manager at Lafayette Bank & Trust and a commercial lender at 1st Source Bank in Plymouth and South Bend.
He truly loved his grandchildren, Colton and Cody. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law Marlene Collins, and brother-in-law Tim Blake.
In his later years George was an avid fan of Indiana High School Basketball and attended countless number of games over the years.
His 70th birthday party had been scheduled for May 11 at the Riley Park Scout Cabin in Delphi from 1-4 p.m. Now this will be his Celebration of Life.
George's family would like to thank Logansport Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care in the past year during his battle with Leukemia. Per George's wishes he will be cremated by the Cass County Crematory.
You may sign George's guestbook online at www.gundrumcares.com Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
J. Eric McCormick
Eric McCormick, 74, of Delphi, passed away on April 17, 2019. He was born on April 18, 1944 in Lafayette, Indiana, to the late John B. and Mary (Maxwell) McCormick. He was a 1962 graduate of Delphi High School and had attended Purdue University. He served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam era.
He married Colleen (Davis) on Dec. 8, 2003 in Naples, Florida, and she survives.
Eric was semi-retired and owner of McCormick Farms.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a member of the Carroll County Country Club and Jolly Boys Club.
He enjoyed watching Purdue sports, the Colts and NASCAR.
Along with his wife Colleen, he is survived by his son, Eran McCormick (Robynne) of Delphi; daughter Maggie Michael (Greg) of Rossville, step-daughter, Stephanie Noether (Adam) of Rossville; sister, Susan E. Griese (Bill) of Santa Claus, IN; grandchildren: Jarrod McCormick and Amanda McCormick of Delphi, Jake Michael, Alex Michael, Logan Simms, Lexie Simms, and Lily Noether all of Rossville.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi from noon until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, April 22, 2019. Pastor Tim Stewart will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion-Citizens Cemetery in rural Carroll County.
Memorial contributions in Eric’s memory may be made to Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept K9 or Carroll Manor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Resurfacing to Close SR 18 Between Brookston and U.S. 421
INDOT--4/12/2019 – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 18 will close Tuesday, April 16, in White and Carroll counties for a resurfacing project.
The road will be closed between the Brookston town limits (Brackney Street) and U.S. 421 until early October. During that time, however, traffic from cross streets will be permitted to cross over SR 18 when work is not taking place at that location.
State road detours must use state-maintained roads only. Eastbound drivers on SR 18 will be detoured north on State Road 43, east on U.S. 421 and then south on U.S. 421 back to SR 18. Westbound drivers on SR 18 will be detoured north on U.S. 421, west on U.S. 421 and south on SR 43 back to SR 18.
Eleanor M. Daniels Moore passed away peacefully with family on April 3, 2019.
Born November 15, 1933 in Nevada, Iowa to Bertha (Holland) Daniels and Myrtie Daniels, Eleanor was the youngest of seven children. The family eventually moved to Plad, Missouri where Eleanor attended and graduated from Windyville High School. Eleanor’s first job was working at Sydney’s Drug Store in Lebanon, Missouri where she subsequently met Donald Moore. Moore became a frequent customer at the store for its great coney dogs and coffee, and to gain the attention of Eleanor. They married in 1953 and Donald became the love of Eleanor’s life. That love continued through more than 65 years of marriage. In 1953 Donald enlisted in the army and the young family was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas where he and Eleanor became the happy parents of two daughters, Donna (Moore) Reineke and Brenda Moore. Always a hard-working family man, Donald and Eleanor continually looked for better opportunities to support their family, and they made many moves with that purpose in mind. Eleanor was always ready for a challenge and a great partner and mother. One of those opportunities came when Don took a job as a driver for Greyhound. They were transferred around a lot and lived in diverse locations including DesMoines and Marion, Iowa, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kansas City and Elkhorn, Nebraska. In the course of her life Eleanor was a homemaker and a great cook, but also worked at a number of professions. She worked as a typist/secretary at Boys Town in Nebraska, and the couple opened a health food store in Omaha, Nebraska. One of Eleanor’s favorite occupations was helping out with her grandchildren. Eleanor and Don eventually purchased land in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri where they built and sold cabins. They also traveled extensively through the western United States, and ultimately moved to Montana where they become campground hosts for the Bureau of Land Management. They worked in that capacity for 12 years along the Madison River near Yellowstone National Park. Donald and Eleanor’s final move was to Indiana in 2010 due to health problems. There they lived with their daughter Brenda and her husband Greg Jones in Battle Ground. Daughter Donna and husband Dannie also later moved to Battleground to be near them.
Eleanor was a woman of great passion who loved to sing and was always ready for whatever fun ideas came along. She was a hunter and trapper when she was young, loved to pick blackberries, and loved to take long hikes especially in Montana. She loved adventure, and in that way she and Don made a great pair.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald Moore. her sister Maxine Shear, and brothers Orlin Daniels, Arthur Daniels, Burton Daniels, and Cecil Daniels. She is survived by daughters Donna (Dannie) Reineke and Brenda Moore (Greg Jones), grandchildren Marilyn (Marco) Rabello, Matthew Reineke and Michael Reineke, and eleven loving nieces and nephews and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and caregivers who provided compassionate care during Eleanor’s final journey. Arrangements are being made through Davidson’s Funeral Home in Delphi, Indiana. Memorial services will be arranged at a future date. Donations can be sent to the Nature Conservancy.
Mary C. Logan "Tootie" Barnaby, 95, of Delphi, died Thursday-April 4, 2019 at 7:25pm at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She was born May 19, 1923 in Delphi, to the late Clarence R. "Ben" & Olive Tribbett Logan. She was formerly married to Albert Coghill in 1937, and he died in 1982. She married Fred E. Barnaby in Lafayette on Dec 24, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Nov 27, 2003. She attended Delphi High School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Delphi. She owned and operated the Dog House Restaurant in Delphi for several years, retiring in 1986. She then worked for the Monticello CDC Center for 6 years as the shop manager, and then for the Carroll Manor Home in Delphi, cooking there for 3 years. She enjoyed acrylic painting; sewing; making doll clothing. She loved to be outdoors in her vegetable and flower gardens. Loved to walk in her neighborhood. Was known for her excellent home cooked meals and homemade pies. She dearly loved her family, and spending time with them and her grandchildren. Surviving: daughter-Patricia & Robert Duff of Delphi; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren. Son in law-Raymond Ward of Delphi; daughter in law-Suzanne Jones of Phoenix, AZ. Stepchildren: Bruce, Dale, & Connie. Preceded in death by a daughter Jan; a son Jim; sister Edrie; brother Bud. Services: friends may call Sunday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Monday at 11am. Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Private family burial at Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to Carroll Manor Home, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Rachel Nicole Alcorns, 32, of Delphi passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 after a long-fought battle with Kidney Disease.
She was born February 21, 1987 in Lafayette to William J. Lawson and Pamela S. (Howard) Lawson. She was a 2005 graduate of Delphi High School.
She loved watching TV and crafting. Most of all Rachel loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her father William; brothers Jeffrey D. Lawson of Lafayette and William J. Lawson Jr of Mulberry; 5 sisters Courtney R. (Angel) Caracheo of Delphi, Tonya M. (Troy) Goris of Ira Township, MI; Crystal G. Emery of Lafayette, Thelma “TJ” (Tony) Perry of Lafayette and Laura B. Bell of Rockville; paternal grandmother Carolyn L. (Welte) Lawson of Delphi and maternal grandmother Betty J. (Spitznagle) Hayden also of Delphi. Rachel is preceded in death by her mother Pamela.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hippensteel Funeral Home and Tribute Center – 405 Cottage St, Delphi, IN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Pastor Ed Selvidge to officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation – www.kidney.org/dontation. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Norma L. Burton, 88, of Brookston, died Thursday April 4, 2019. Born on April 16, 1930 to the late Merritt and Alta C. Redding Johnson. She lived in Carroll County near the high bridge graduating from Delphi High School in 1948.
She married Don E. Burton on April 9, 1949 in Delphi Christian Church; he preceded her in death May 2011. Norma was a life-long homemaker and farmer beginning near Ockley in Carroll County and moving to their Round Grove home in 1960.
She was a member of the Badger Grove Baptist Church, Badger Grove Missionary Society, White County Home Economics, White County Republicans, White County Food Pantry, and served on the White County Ag Association Fair Board. Norma was active in keeping her Delphi class of 1948 connected through monthly lunches.
Norma and Don enjoyed taking the grandchildren on Florida trips. Norma loved sewing and helping the grandchildren with 4-H baking and sewing projects. Most of the young grandchildren had clothes custom made by Grandma. Her mission was to make sure the grandkids made it to their activities, especially when the twins were active.
Surviving are two sons: David Burton (wife: Kathy) of West Lafayette and Steven Burton (wife: Judy) of Brookston; a daughter Joy Mussche (husband: David) of Brookston and a brother Willis Johnson (wife: Betty) of Brookston. Norma has 6 grandchildren: Erin Powell, Drew Burton, Claire Plantenga, Kelly Simon, Megan Mussche, and Chad Mussche and 6 great-grandchildren: Deacon, Laurel, and Jacqui Powell; Noelia and Micah Plantenga and Ward Burton.
Preceding her in death with her parents and husband are a grandson, Craig Steven Burton, and great-grandson Ethan William Powell.
Friends may call from 4-7 PM (EST) Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hartzler- Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston. Funeral Service 10:30 AM (EST) Thursday, April 11, 2019, also at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Brookston IOOF Cemetery. Pastor Roger Strunk of Badger Grove Baptist Church to officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made in Norma’s name to White County 4-H, White County Food Pantry, or Badger Grove Baptist Church.
Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices. com.
THE CARROLL MANOR in rural Delphi has been nominated for the National Registry of Historic Places. A story about the few remaining County Homes in Indiana by Indiana Landmarks, who nominated the Carroll Manor, is below the photograph.
CARROLL COUNTY MANOR--INDIANA LANDMARKS PHOTO
Help for the Needy
--By Indiana Landmarks--
In the nineteenth century, before federal welfare created a safety net for the poor and disabled, Indiana’s 92 counties operated poor farms or county homes. The large and handsome complexes—often second only to the county courthouse in architectural presence—sheltered people who earned their keep working on the farm and in the institution.
Although not opulent, county homes were usually large and well built. Most looked more like a handsome nineteenth-century house on steroids than an institution, surrounded by land with barns and other outbuildings.
Beginning in the 1930s, federal programs gradually decreased the need for these locally financed institutions, leaving county governments and private owners struggling to find new uses for the historic complexes.
Only 10 of Indiana’s 92 counties continue to operate functioning county homes. Many have been demolished, and even more have been closed or sold.
By 2013, only 48 of Indiana’s original county homes were still standing. The following year, we collectively entered county homes on our 10 Most Endangered list.
To aid all county homes, whether in government or private hands, Indiana Landmarks commissioned a Multiple Property Documentation Form—in-depth research on all county homes that makes future National Register nominations easier. We used a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to hire James Glass of Historic Preservation and Heritage Consulting, LLC. to prepare the document.
Indiana Landmarks concurrently nominated county homes in Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Knox, and Randolph Counties to the National Register of Historic Places, a distinction that could make them eligible for preservation grants and tax credits. The listing became official late last year.
Vietnam Remembrance Day was observed on March 29, 2019.
Pictured is the Carroll County Honor Guard.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Delores M. Carson, age 87 of Hesperia, Michigan, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Newaygo Medical Care Facility in Fremont. Delores was born on May 22, 1931 to Dean and Cornelia (Wolfsen) Cripe of Delphi, Indiana and later moved to Fremont in June 1949 and in 1950 she met her husband Marvin on a blind date. She married Marvin on March 4, 1951 and Marvin preceded her in death on December 9, 1994. Delores moved to their dairy farm (Carson Acres) in 1962 on Stone Road and together Delores and Marvin began the journey with four sons and twin daughters. She helped take care of Marvin’s younger brother, Kit after Marvin’s mother passed away in 1977. Delores had worked at Gerber Products Company as a Union Representative and in other production areas for 17 years, and volunteered at Gerber Memorial Hospital in the gift shop for many years. She had been a member of the women’s VFW Auxiliary in Hesperia and the Red Hat Society. Delores loved to entertain and celebrate birthdays and was a member of the Aetna Calvary Church. She enjoyed playing cards, making puzzles, reading, and traveling including trips to Greece, Hawaii, Japan, cruises and other special places. She traveled with her husband, friends, granddaughters, grandsons throughout the United States. She also enjoyed going to school events, recitals and dance competitions, and sporting events of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Randy Carson of White Cloud; Darrell Carson of Hesperia; Thomas (Shirley) Carson of Hesperia; Raymond (Joyce) Carson of South Lyon, MI; Della (Michael) Champ of Omaha, Nebraska; Debbie Carson of Hesperia; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Darrel Carson Jr; Christine Dekker; Dennis (Joanna) Jager and their children, Seth, Faith, Joshua; Jeff (Samantha) Jager; Eric (Brittany) Carson and their children, Tucker, Briella; Ryan (Hannah) Carson and their children, Callie Jo, Jessa; Stephanie Carson; Audrey Carson and her daughter, Hayden; Jennifer Carson; Marissa Carson; Matthew Champ and his son, Ryan; Kathryn Champ and her children, Zakary, Rylee, Andrew; Robert Champ;her sister and brothers, Frances Lohrman of Delphi, Indiana Robert Cripe of Minnesota; Ronald Cripe of Elk Grove, Illinois; Vernon (Sandy) Cripe of Delphi, Indiana and many other loving family members, nieces nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Caroline Reynolds and Betty Walker; her sister-in-law’s, Ida Cripe and Nancy Cripe.
VISITATION : Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4-8pm at Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel 7193 W 48th Street Fremont MI 49412 and Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10-11am at the Aetna Calvary Church 3944 W 1 Mile Road White Cloud MI 49349. FUNERAL SERVICES : Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11am at the Aetna Calvary Church. INTERMENT : East Hesperia Cemetery. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS : VFW National Home for Children – Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Carson family online at www.crandellfh.com.
ROBERT M. SHULTHEIS
Robert M. Shultheis, 70, of Rossville passed away on March 31, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1948 in Lafayette to the late Orville and Ruby (Sines) Shultheis.
He was a 1966 graduate of Rossville High School. He served in the Marine Corp from Oct. 1966-1968, serving one tour in Vietnam.
He married Patricia Tarvin in Rossville on Jan. 22, 1971 and she survives.
Bob retired in 2011 from Tate & Lyle’s North Plant where he worked in Utilities and Waste Water for over 43 ½ years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, woodworking, reading, gardening and was an avid outdoorsman.
Along with his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his children: Tad Shultheis and Wade Shultheis of Lafayette and Ann Ruth (Jose) of Battle Ground; sister, Joan C. Oaks (Floyd) of West Lafayette; grandchildren: Ashley Miller (Ben) of Mulberry, Jordan McKee (Cameron) of Otterbein, Sierra Ferry (Kyle) of Lafayette, Journey Johnson of Seattle, WA, Abigail Thomas (Brandon) of Kokomo, Sydni Ruth of Battle Ground, Madisyn Shultheis of Lafayette, Griffin Ruth, of Battle Ground and Brooklynn Ruth of Battle Ground; 7 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded by his sister, Sandra.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Guy Studebaker officiating. Burial will follow in Pyrmont Cemetery with Military Graveside rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Pyrmont Cemetery or the Rossville FFA.
Karen K. Fogelsong Jacot, 73, of Delphi, died Monday-April 1, 2019 at 6:04am at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, after a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1946 in Cass County, IN, to the late Frank & Lavon Mae Bolinger Fogelsong. Her marriage was to James L. "Jim" Jacot in Rossville on July 12, 1964, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2015. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1964. She worked at the former Kuns Watch Service in Delphi (now Fieldings Jewerly & Time) for many years, then had Country Stitches in the Town Square Mall in Delphi for several years, and worked at Walmart in Lafayette for 5 years, before retiring. She attended the Delphi Wesleyan Church. Was active with the Carroll County Senior Citizens, was an avid reader, enjoyed computer games, and had an extensive Barbie Doll collection. She also enjoyed geology. Karen dearly loved her family, and loved to spend time with them. Surviving: daughter-Cindy & John Benner of Delphi; son-Jeff & Elaina Jacot of Delphi; grandsons-Michael Benner & Bradley Jacot of Delphi; sister-Linda York of Lafayette; brother-Max & Linda Fogelsong of Rossville. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Thursday at 10:30am at the funeral home, Pastor Dan Fisher officiating. Burial at Pyrmont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphi Wesleyan Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Perry “Dale” Crowder, 83, of Delphi passed away on March 30, 2019 in Franciscan Health, Lafayette East.
Dale was born to the late Perry and Eulala (Martin) Crowder on July 6, 1935 in Carroll County. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1954.
He served in the US Army with the 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) stationed in Germany in 1960.
His marriage to Phyllis M. Franklin was on Dec. 31, 1967 and she survives.
He worked at Alcoa in Lafayette for 11 years, then went to Engineering Aggerates in Logansport, retiring from there in 1999.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Patricia Measels of Lafayette, brother, Donald (Connie) of Delphi, sister, Debbie (Bob) Randolph of Delphi and brother, Richard (Tammy) of Harrogate, TN.
A celebration remembering Dale’s life will be held at a later date.
Peggy L. Thacker, age 69 of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away March 26, 2019. Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by parents, John & Jessie Gianoulis; and brother, Tony Gianoulis. She is survived by husband of 38 years, Charlie Thacker; children, Chris (Samra) Burch and Jon (Mindy) Burch; step-children, Tanya Chandler, Charlie (Susanne) Thacker, Jr., and Jeff Thacker; sisters, Alice (Ed) Everhart and Jackie Gianoulis; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was a 1967 graduate of Delphi Community High School.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 31st at 2 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Russ Fairbanks officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Chris Burch, Jon Burch, Chuck Thacker, Jeff Thacker, Ian Burch, Jason Burch and Lincoln Burch serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, March 30th from 5-8 pm and Sunday, March 31st from 1 pm until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com
Alumni and Friends of Pittsburg Grade School
A gathering/planning session is set for Saturday, April 27th at the Riley cabin. It has been reserved from noon to 6:00 PM. This will NOT be a BIG reunion since it will some time to plan and to notify Pittsburg grads, Rather. if you would like to volunteer to help plan such a reunion, probably in 2020. If we do not get at least 20 people who plan to come, we may switch the location to a local restaurant such as Cabos. Email Mary Ellen Grubbs with any questions at grubbsmeg@ yahoo.com.
Ruth Pauline Felix Woolridge, 86, of Delphi, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home. Ruth was born to the late Frank and Sylvia May Riggle Felix on November 21, 1932 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Ruth married Carl E. Woolridge in Colburn, IN on December 3, 1949, he preceded her on their 66th anniversary, December 3, 2015. She was a homemaker. Ruth attended Attica High School, enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader.
Ruth is survived by four daughters: Loretta and Mark Crumly of Lafayette, Kathy Golden of Delphi, Debra and Tim Taylor of Kokomo and Donna and Steve Cotner of Logansport. Four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. She is preceded by her parents, husband, three sisters, two brothers and a son-in-law Darrell Golden.
A graveside service will be at 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at IOOF Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pittsburg. Memorial donations may be given to the Carroll County Cancer Association. Visit www.abbottfuneralhome.comfor online condolences. Abbott Funeral Home is directing services for the Woolridge Family.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6th grade students of the Delphi Community Middle School put on a "Wax Museum" featuring local, national and international notables, at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center in Delphi.
DCHS English department hosts 3rd annual This I Believe community event
Adapted from an article by Holly Cosgray
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 the Delphi Community High School English Department hosted their third annual This I Believe essay contest and community celebration.
This I Believe essays have been being written around the country for decades. In the 1950’s This I Believe was a segment on NPR radio started by journalist Edward R. Murrow. Each week, essays were read by people of all ages across America who were anxious to share their beliefs and values with the public.
This I Believe is no longer a radio program, but teachers all over the country are challenging their students to reach deep within and state what they believe in. It has become a welcomed break from the typical academic writing of English class and has provided refreshing insights to students and teachers alike.
The motto for Delphi’s This I Believe event is always “Bringing people together – one essay at a time.” And the event truly does bring people together. The historic ballroom of the Delphi Opera House is the perfect venue for an evening of awe-inspiring words from some of Delphi’s most talented writers. Sixteen students, four from each class, read their award-winning essays as the crowd was taken through a whole slew of emotions. The audience experienced laughter and tears, joy and pain, as the thoughtful and heartfelt words were spoken. Some of this year’s topics were depression and anxiety, the important role of grandparents, the power of reading, slaying your personal dragons, and healing after the loss of loved ones.
Ms. Isaacs, freshman English teacher, stated, “The This I Believe writing is an opportunity for students to share a personal experience of their own and how it has shaped who they are today. It is always an honor to read each student’s story because it gives you an opportunity to connect with them outside of the classroom. While some students dig a bit deeper than others, all students find a topic to write about that they feel best represents their personality. Each story is unique and special in its own way and deserves to be shared.”
Junior English teacher Mr. Mroczkiewicz had similar thoughts. “I think that This I Believe is a wonderful way to showcase the talents students in the building have. It’s an all-inclusive event. There was a lot of variety with the types of students and types of writing. All the students we have are brilliant in their own ways. This competition brings positivity through these negative times, it focuses on the stories that each student lives and holds true.”
DCHS students are excited for the writing opportunity as well. Senior Kate-Lynn Bennett said, “I think the This I Believe competition is a great way for people to heal wounds they didn’t know they had. The whole point of the writing is to find something you’re passionate about and pour your heart out on paper. I know for me personally it made me feel 10 times lighter.”
Senior Jackie Johns agreed. “I think that the This I Believe competition is a great opportunity for kids to be able to express their beliefs. A lot of kids feel like they don’t have a voice and the competition really helps them express themselves and find that voice.”
Every student in the building writes a This I Believe essay, so it becomes a unifying experience. The English Department wanted to honor those students who told the best stories and to showcase the outstanding writing, so the idea for the competition was brought up two years ago by Mrs. Kreiling. The English teachers and a small committee of outside evaluators choose the top four essays from each class to be read aloud at a community event. The event also features other talented students. This year senior exchange student from Brazil, Bernardo Everling Ribas, played the piano, a video was shown that was produced by junior Michael O’Neil, and three former members of the advanced speech class will present a spoken word poetry performance.
Every audience member left feeling awed and impressed. The unanimous conclusion of all adults in attendance was that DCHS has some talented students who have a lot of important things to say. The adults left feeling not only inspired but also confident that their future was in good hands.
This I Believe 2019 winning essayists (pictured below): Freshmen: Alea Barnard, Abby Burns, Olivia LaDage, Ava Charnley; Sophomores: Aniana Cepeda, Riley Gardiner, Mackenzie Sandusky, Caleb Wolfe; Juniors: Nick Roberson, Ensley Circle, Kaileigh Troyer, Jordan Ladd; Seniors: Drew Hollingsworth, Kalena Shidler, Chelsea Zaldivar, Seth Waters
Districtwide Mobile Office Hours Announced for March
Congressman Jim Baird's office will host mobile office hours during March in several locations across the district. Constituents are encouraged to stop-by for assistance with any federal issue. The staff will be happy to help with casework issues like social security, veteran benefits, passports and more.
“Providing mobile office hours throughout the district gives constituents the opportunity to voice their opinion and seek assistance with federal agencies. We’re striving to provide convenience and accessibility for constituents by hosting these regularly across the district.”,said Congressman Jim Baird.
Delphi Public Library 222 E. Main St, Delphi, IN 46923 Friday, March 29 1:00PM(ET)-4:00PM(ET)
The District Office is located at 355 S. Washington Street, Suite 210 Danville, IN 46122.
Hours of operation: 8:30AM – 5:30PM. You can reach the office by calling 317-563-5567.
Richard K. "Rick" Messick, 62, of Delphi, died Monday-Mar 4, 2019 at 4:46pm, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. He was born May 8, 1956 in Lafayette to the late Warren & Harriett Campbell Messick Jr. He attended Delphi High School. He worked for 24 years at the former Dick Krieg Motors in Delphi, now Mann Chevrolet, in the car detailing shop. He loved music and played the drums for several area bands, and played for Hat Trikk of Delphi last. He enjoyed refurbishing and rebuilding old Tonka toys and Lionel trains, and always tweaking and expanding his replica model of the Delphi Old Settlers Fair and Amusements, that was always displayed in a storefront window display during Old Settlers Days. Surviving: son-Richard " Rick" & Tara Messick of Lafayette; sisters-Karon S. Cook of Delphi, Patricia & Jeano Poulin of Delphi; brothers-Ernie & Linn Messick of Cebu, Philippines, Mike & Lesa Messick of Delphi; grandchildren: Elijah; Levi; Abigail; & Elizabeth. Preceded by a brother Warren III; a sister Sharon. There will be no services at this time. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Ralph E. Cook, 79, of Delphi, died Sunday-Mar 3, 2019 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello. He had been a resident there for 1 1/2 years. He was born July 11, 1939 in Clinton, TN, to the late Carl & Ola Grace Smith Cook. His marriage was to Karon S. Messick in Delphi, on October 12, 1962, and she survives. He graduated high school in 1958 in Oliver Springs, TN. He worked at the former Eli Lilly & Co., in Lafayette, in the Agriculture Division for 21 years, retiring from there. He attended Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Delphi. He enjoyed coaching his son's youth baseball teams. He enjoyed trap shooting, and was on the Eli Lilly Trap Shooting Club for many years. He was an IU basketball fan, and Atlanta Braves baseball fan. He dearly loved his family, and the many family gatherings they shared together. Surviving: wife-Karon S. Cook of Delphi; sons-Frank & Melissa Cook of Moyock, NC, Brian D. Cook of Portland, OR, Dennis & Kathy Cook of Lafayette; grandchildren: Kelsey, Keri, Clayton, Amanda, Morgan, Makayla, & Grayson; sisters-Brenda Carter of Harrison, TN, Wanda Forsythe of Clinton, TN. 7 great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by a brother Clayton. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Larry Walker officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to White Oak Health Campus, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Jill A. Berry, 63, of Lafayette, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her home. She was born March 30, 1955, in Lafayette to the late Edward J. McFadden and Fern M Rosenbarger.
Jill graduated from Delphi High School and on August 27, 1988, she married Gerry Berry in Delphi and he survives. Jill had worked as a Teacher’s Assitant at Mudcock School and Jefferson High School. She enjoyed gardening, art and crafts, vacationing in Florida and her beloved cats.
Surviving along with her husband is her daughter Rene E. Mills of O'Fallon, MO, step daughters Amber Upgraf of MI, Mellanie (Kit) Miller of West Point, grandchildren Thomas, Lucy, Megan, Ashley, Kasey, Samantha, Elizabeth, Kariel, Fallon and Brandon. Also surviving is her brother John (Karen) McFadden of Delphi and a sister Jackie (Daniel) McGuire of Ft Wayne and her beloved cat Tom Tom. Jill was preceded in death by her brother Ronald McFadden.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am on Friday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Interment will be at Meadow View Cemetery in Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made the Almost Home Humane Society in Jill’s memory.
CADET CAPTAIN KATIE BETH STANLEY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
2/27/2019--C/Captain Katie Beth Stanley of Ferrier Cadet Squadron, Camden, is with the Indiana Wing of Civil Air Patrol in Washington D.C. Captain Stanley is representing Civil Air Patrol on Capitol Hill during this years National Legislative Day. Captain Stanley will speak with Senators Young and Braun as well as Representative Baird about the role of Civil Air Patrol. Captain Stanley will participate in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery.
Civil Air Patrol is the authorized auxiliary of the United States Air Force with three Congressionally chartered missions that consist of aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs. Ferrier Cadet Squadron meets locally every Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m. at the Camden American Legion. Opportunities exist for males and females age 12 to 112.
Earl C. Hillary, 67, of Delphi, died Monday-Feb 25, 2019 at 1:03pm at his residence after a 9 month battle with cancer. He was born Dec 26, 1951 in Watseka, IL, to the late Howard & Katherine Cobbs Hillary. He graduated high school in 1968, and was in the U.S. Army from 1968-1972, stationed in Vietnam, an E-5 helicopter gunner, and infantryman. He was an avid Cubs fan. He dearly loved his daughters and grandchildren. Surviving: daughters-Ali & Ted Yerkes of rural Brookston, Amy Hillary & Kevin Johnson of Delphi. Grandchildren-Addison & Ashton Yerkes; a niece Meagan Hillary survives. Preceded in death by 2 brother's Eugene & Kenneth. There will be no services. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Bradford L. "Brad" Brummett, 61, of Lafayette, died unexpectedly Monday-Feb 18, 2019 at 5:52pm at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. He was born Oct 29, 1957 in Lafayette, to the late Leonard "Tex" & Esther Kathleen Brown Brummett. He married Cherie K. Berto in Delphi, on June 27, 1981, and she preceded him in death on Feb 19, 2016. He was raised in Delphi, and graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1976. He graduated from Purdue University in 1978 with an Associate Degree in Ag Business. He worked for 18 years at SIA in Lafayette, then for Maplehurst in Lebanon, and Stratosphere Quality in Lafayette as a line supervisor. For the last 2 years he drove a semi for T.D. Walker of Michigantown. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi. He enjoyed Purdue University sports, the Indianapolis Colts, and liked to play Euchre. He dearly loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and loved all of the family get togethers they would share. Surviving: daughter-Jamie & Scott Spitznagle of Delphi; son-Chase & Elizabeth Brummett of Delphi; brothers-Stephen & Terri Brummett of Flora, Phillip & Liz Brummett of Auburn; grandchildren: Avery & Weston Spitznagle, Trayven Brummett. Mother in law-Marilyn Berto of Delphi. Nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by his father in law Tony Berto. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 11am until his funeral service at 2pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Assoc., envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Chapel Gallery Opens In Delphi
2/16/2019--This past week a ribbon cutting was held for the new Chapel Gallery at 321 West Main Street in Delphi. Work of local artists will be featured in the historic Church building. Present hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. They can be contacted at 765-564-9944, and have a Facebook page.
Pictured above at the official opening of the Gallery which is owned by Delphi Properties, LLC, are: Lisa Bliss Rush, Delphi Mayor Shane Evans, Karen Sue Dill, Jamie Staggs Hicks, Dakota Cottrell, Brenda Daly, Melissa Bishop, Beverly Seese, Meg Burnworth, and Nancy J. Fowler, along with two others who were not identified. Below is an article about the history of the Church.
The Canal and the Chapel: Both Works of Art
by Mark Alan Smith, Carroll County Historian
As a part of his agenda to develop both Delphi and Carroll County at large, canal contractor Reed Case constructed a privately funded side connector to the foot of Main Street in 1842. This was accented by two sizeable industries, one a pork packing establishment which in time generated thousands of slaughtered hogs and placed Delphi in a league with Madison, Indiana as a pork slaughtering center of the state of Indiana. Another unique industry to be situated along this side-connector of the Wabash and Erie Canal was the Spears, Case, and eventually Dugan grain terminal which generated thousands of tons of shipped grain and produced corn and which was eventually purchased in the eighteen-eighties by Cloid Kerlin’s heirs as a well-known grain elevator.
Samuel Roosevelt Johnson was born November 18th, 1802, a son of the Reverend John Barent Johnson and his wife Elizabeth Lupton Johnson (1777-1803) of Albany, New York. Orphaned within a year of his birth, Samuel was raised by his half-uncle Peter Roosevelt (1763-1833). Johnson graduated from Columbia University in 1820 at age eighteen. He was called to ministry in the Episcopal Church, and studied at General Theological Seminary in New York, and completed his courses there in 1823. He later made his way to Lafayette, Indiana, where he served as minister for twelve years, establishing and overseeing the construction of the first Episcopal church there (St. John’s). He was a well-known Episcopal missionary. Johnson later consecrated an Episcopal church in Delphi on the 21st of May, with occasional services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Johnson and a Benjamin Halstead, who performed the first baptismal services on the 16th of March in 1844. Several notables of the Delphi mercantile scene were charter members including John Burr, wife Susan, Mrs. Mary Daubeny, Newton H. Gist and wife Amelia A, Caroline Robinson, Jane Howlett Wilson, Sarah Stewart, John Phelps and wife Rhoda, tailor Christian Stuzaker, Sarah Garrett, Sarah Ann Bladen, and Zerua Amelia Green were added to the flock under the guidance of Rev. Johnson of Lafayette, and Rev. Anson Clark, of Logansport during 1844 and 45. James P. Dugan, partner James Spears, Christian Stuzaker, John Burr, and John Phelps were the first Vestrymen of the Church. Construction was started in 1846 and funding was provided by $600 of Rector Johnson’s assets and $100 of the first members own collections, according to Catherine Schermerhorn Brackenridge in an historical vignette of the church in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune.
In 1846, according to Sarah Smith Pratt’s The Old Crop(p. 69), “Parson Johnson had given the ground for this church and it had been built near the canal landing to welcome the new-comer, the Parson said. But the Wabash Railway ended Canal travel and the town grew the other way”.
The bell was a work of the Meneely foundry in New York State and was transported to Delphi on the Wabash and Erie Canal. Accompaniment for worship was provided by the pipe organ—“the first one in town” according to Sarah Smith Pratt.
In 1901 the skills of local architect Clay McClure were pressed into service to replace the aging pioneer structure which had served the flock so well from the canal era through the entirety of the nineteenth century. The Arts and Crafts edifice is just as unique as the former sanctuary was ancient with an exterior composed of contrasting architectural forms including shake shingles and a stucco base. The interior is distinguished by an exposed beam ceiling, commemorative windows with accompanying brass plaques, and a rose window which is a rendering of the Hoffman Ascension funded by Catherine Schermerhorn Brackenridge in honor of her father Bernard Schermerhorn on the north and a lancet window on the south.
In addition to singularly serving the St. Mary’s congregation, there was a period of time the developing flock of St. Matthew’s Lutheran shared the facility prior to constructing their own worship facility. Following its use as a worship center, Sally Ashton operated a unique gift shop entitled “The Church Mouse”.
A more recent spiritual use of the sanctuary was of the Community Church of God which recently met there. The beautiful epitome of Delphi spiritual life is currently owned by Delphi Properties, LLC. The Carroll County Artists Guild welcomes visitors to this architectural work of art which contains other noteworthy smaller works for the public consumption.
HELEN M. SLIFER
Helen M. Slifer, 69, of Delphi passed away on Feb. 14, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Helen was born on March 4, 1949 in Logansport, Indiana to the late Gordon H. Spicer and Dorothy K. (Groninger) Spicer Garrison. She attended Delphi Schools up until the 12th grade and was a 1967 graduate of Caston High School.
Helen married Charles R. Slifer on Oct. 12, 1969 at Twelve Mile, Indiana and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1994.They were married for over 24 years.
Helen enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, music, genealogy, watching westerns, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was known for her sense of humor and infectious laugh followed by her famous “snort.”
She is survived by her four children: Elisabeth J. Slifer-Bahr (Rick) of Phoenix, AZ, Eric C. Slifer (Kathy) of St. Petersburg, FL, Marcus D.Slifer (Nicole) of West Lafayette and Gabriel A. Slifer (Kelly) of Delphi; grandchildren: Brayton, Colten, Lauren, and Keegan Slifer; sisters: Wanda Buck (Mike), Connie Wehner (Frank), Freda Draper and Julie Koontz (Ernie); brothers: Harold Garrison (Jane), Bill Spicer (Martha), Johnnie and Kenny Garrison; sisters-in-law: Donita Hook (Jim) and Anita Boldry (Steve); mother-in-law, Eileen Slifer; 19 nephews and 8 nieces and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, J.R. Slifer.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with funeral services at 10:00 am. on Feb. 20, 2019. Pastor Daniel Berry officiating. Burial in Spring Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Cass County.
Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Joyce E. Scowden Whitman, 72, of Pittsburg, died Thursday-Feb 14, 2019 at 11:45pm at Monticello Healthcare. She had been in ill health for the past 2 years battling cancer. She was born December 2, 1946 in Lafayette, to the late Chester & Jewel Napp Scowden. Her marriage was to Weldon "Red" Whitman in Pittsburg, on July 3, 1971, and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2011. She was a 1965 graduate of Delphi High School, and received her Beautician Certificate from the Indiana Beauty College in Lafayette. She worked as a stylist in Logansport and Delphi for many years. She then worked in Administration for Purdue University for 10 years. She was a member of the Living Faith Church of the Brethren, near Flora. She volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital for many years. She was an avid cat lover. She enjoyed reading and playing card games with her family. She loved her family so much, and enjoyed all the gatherings they would have. Surviving: sisters-Barbara & Ken Haber of Huntington Beach, CA, Sandy Harlock of Clinton, IA; brothers-Ron & Mary Scowden, Larry & Jeanine Scowden, Bob Scowden all of Delphi. Several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her 2 lifelong guardian angel's Sharon McCormick & Brenda Wilson. The family would like to thank Physiocare Hospice for their awesome care of Joyce, especially nurse Samantha Yocum and staff. Services: Friends may call Tuesday from 10am until her funeral service at 12pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Burial at Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Battle Ground. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Assoc., envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Two years ago today, February 13, 2017, Abby Williams and Libby German disappeared during a hike on the High Bridge Trail near Delphi, Indiana. Their killer is still on the loose 2 years later. If you have info, please call this tip line: 844-459-5786
CANDIDATES FILE FOR DELPHI CITY ELECTIONS
At the filing deadline on Friday, February 8, 2019, for the election of City of Delphi officials, the following have filed:
COUNCIL DISTRICT 1--Lou Hayden, Republican; Cody Nelson, Republican.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 2--Denny Myers, Republican.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 3--Gayle A. Conner, Republican; Randy J. Strasser, Democrat.
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4--Kevin Gaskill, Republican.
COUNCIL AT-LARGE--Walter Dellenbach, Republican; Spencer Kingery, Republican.
In the May Primary election, the Republican candidates in Council District 1 and At-Large will be chosen. Following the Primary, the Republican and Democrat parties may fill any vacancies they may presently have for the General Election in November 2019.
Alta “Louise” Davis
Alta “Louise” Davis, 94, passed away on February 9, 2019 at Lakeview Commons in Monticello. Louise was born on May 1, 1924 in Hardin County, KY to the late Samuel Lee and Mary Effie (White) Wooldridge.
She attended Chalmers and Reynolds schools. She married Donald J. Davis on August 6, 1950 in White County, Indiana. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1997.
She retired from Adler’s Dress Shop in Monticello where she was a clerk.
Mrs. Davis enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking and bird watching.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan G. Gerard (Jeff) of Delphi and Sharon Ann Bergman (Ronald) of West Liberty, OH; brothers: Larry Wooldridge (Judy) of Monticello and Wilbur Wooldridge of San Bernardino, CA; 3 Grandchildren: Beth King (Neil), Amy Burkhart (Jim), Jeanne Mercer (Todd); 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents, husband, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Guy Studebaker officiating. Burial will follow in IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg, Indiana.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Michael Torres, 16 of Delphi, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:42am surrounded by family at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, after a 2 year battle with Leukemia. He was born February 18, 2002 in Kokomo, to Longino & Norma Alicia Gonzalez Torres.
Michael was a Junior at Delphi Community High School. He enjoyed school and his many friends, and wanted to get well enough again to go back. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing video games, and loved to listen to music. He enjoyed building things, like Lego's, and models.
Michael enjoyed playing rec soccer with his older brothers. He loved football, especially the New England Patriots, New York Giants, and the Indianapolis Colts. He dearly loved his family and many friends.
Surviving are his parents, Longino & Norma Torres of Delphi; sister Veronica Torres spouse Juan Seqovia of Delphi; brothers Jose Torres of Logansport, and Robert Torres of Delphi; maternal grandma Rosalia Juarez of Mexico; 2 nephews, and a niece. Preceded in death by an infant brother Jose Antonio; paternal grandparents; and maternal grandpa.
Visitation will be held at the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 N US 421, Delphi, IN 46923, on Wednesday, February 6, from 4pm-8pm, with a rosary at 7:45pm at the church. His funeral mass will be Thursday 1pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi, Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Clara S. Mullin, 99 of rural Delphi passed away at 3:23 pm Thursday January 31 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born August 8,1919 in Washington Twp. Carroll County to the late Earl and Anna Best Starbuck. On February 8,1942 at the Rockfield Presbyterian Manse, she married William L. Mullin. He preceded her in death on April 10,2004.
Clara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved music and was the organist for the Burrows Presbyterian Church for 70 years, but her greatest joy was her family especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Clara is survived by a daughter Beverly J. MaCurdy of rural Delphi, a son Stephen (Lisa) Mullin of rural Delphi and a daughter in law Judy Mullin of Lynn, IN. Grandchildren surviving are Joshua (Ashlee) Mullin of Logansport, Kaitlyn (Kris) Burgess of Cincinnati,OH, Suzannah (Bill) Schmitz of Reynoldsburg, OH and Melissa (Brett) Ottavi of Elkhart, IN, and Greg (Jessica) Mullin of Ft. Wayne and great-grandchildren Adlee Clar and Elcee Leigh Mullin of Logansport, Michelle and Peyton Schmitz of Reynoldsburg, OH, Bella Ottavi of Elkhart, and Grace Elaine and Jacen Mullin of Ft. Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by a son William Mullin.
Friends may call after 4pm Wednesday February 6th at Cree Funeral Home, Camden. Funeral Services will be at 11am Thursday February 7th at the Life Gate Church 831 Burlington Ave, Logansport with Pastor Joshua Mullin officiating. Burial will follow in the Camden Cemetery.
James Donald Griffith Sr., 85, of Camden, IN passed from this life at 4:07 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by his daughters.
James was born on March 18, 1933 in Wofford, KY one of 7 children born to Arthur and Virginia (Fulkerson) Griffith and was raised in Corbin KY until joining the Navy in 1952. James was very proud of his 4 years in the Navy, serving upon the USS O'Bannon during the Korean War and testing of the Hydrogen Bomb. He married Pearl Turner from New Tazewell, TN on October 27, 1956 in Lafayette, IN and she survives.
He went to night classes on the GI Bill and worked on his Associate's Degree in Accounting but loved working with his hands instead and spent his working years as a Millwright. He worked at Holloway House in Lafayette, before being hired to open Wilsons Meat Packing in Logansport and then with Tyson's Prepared Foods in Logansport, IN, currently known as IBP. He loved his job and exhibited a strong work ethic to his children and did all the repairs in his home and family vehicle's himself before retirement. He was a proud veteran and supported many veteran organizations and recently went to DC on the Honor Flight.
James was an avid Nascar and Indy car fan, loved spending time with family and friends and if you knew him, you knew he loved to talk. He really believed that he'd never met a stranger, because he knew you after your first encounter.
Surviving daughters are: Connie (Dean) Cripe, Camden, IN. Shirley (Mendy) Griffith, Kokomo, IN Tena (Brian) Graf, Camden, IN Son-in-law Robert Hickman, Monticello, IN and a son James (Addiline) Griffith Jr, of Lafayette, IN; 11 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren; his brother Clifford (Kay) Griffith, Rocky Top. TN and Sister, Edna (Max) James of Lafayette, IN.
He was proceeded in Death by his parents, daughter Theresa Denton, granddaughters, Brandi Overmyer and Kelly (Overmyer) Greathouse. His brothers, Henry Griffith, Albert Griffith, Jack Griffith, and Mae Meredith all of Lafayette, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Hippensteel Funeral Home & Tribute Center, 405 Cottage Street, Delphi, IN with Pastor Randy Griffith officiating. Visitation will be 11-2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Camden Cemetery, Camden, IN
At James request, memorials may be given to the Camden Cemetery Association. Make checks payable to Camden Cemetery Association and mail to P.O. Box 271, Camden, IN 46917. Envelopes will be available at the funeral. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
David W. Cooper
David Cooper, 52 of Delphi passed away on Jan. 26, 2019. David was born in Monticello, Indiana on April 7, 1966 to Judith K. (Adair) Crisp and the late Jesse F. Cooper. He was a graduate of Louisville, KY schools.
Mr. Cooper had retired from working in the Lawn Care business.
David enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo, bowling and loved listening to Rock and Roll.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Crisp of Delphi and sisters: Janice Retallack (Tim) of Louisville, KY, Nancy Jeffries (Paul) of Delphi and Dawn Dillon of Miami, FL; step-mother, Frances Cooper of Louisville, KY and one niece and three nephews.
Services will be at a later date. Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi.
Gene E. Clawson
Gene Clawson, 77, passed away at IU Health in Lafayette on Jan. 25, 2019. Gene was born on Sept. 26, 1941 in Logansport, Indiana to the late Glae and Lela (Nelson) Clawson. He had attended Pittsburg schools.
He married Shirley Joan Pattengale on Valentine’s Day, 1960 at the Delphi United Methodist church. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2018.
Mr. Clawson retired from Core Room at Globe Valve in Delphi after 36 years of employment.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the VFW Men’s Auxiliary.
He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, hunting and enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking.
He is survived by his 3 sons: Gregory Clawson (Janet Jones) of Lafayette, Bryon Clawson of Delphi, Douglas Clawson (Dawn) of Camden; brother, Wayne Clawson of South Carolina; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 2 brothers, James and Claude Clawson.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Pastor Kim Holley officiating. Cremation will follow.
Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to the VFW or the American Legion in Delphi.
Arzella Draper, 94, of Delphi passed away on January 19, 2019 at Monticello Healthcare. Arzella was born on May 15, 1924 in Winchester, KY to the late Tom and Sarah Belle (Wilburn) Hall.
She married Dean L. Draper on Aug. 9, 1947 in Delphi and he preceded her in death on May, 3, 2011.
Mrs. Draper enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Faker of Monticello; sons: Greg and Kevin Draper of Delphi; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Sue Deaton, 7 brothers and 1 sister and daughter-in-law, JoAnn Draper.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery in northern Carroll County.
Memorial contributions in Arzella’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
All Delphi Murder Investigation Tips are Investigated
Delphi, Indiana -ISP-1/14/2019-- At the request of the Delphi multi-agency investigative team, which consists of members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the FBI and the Indiana State Police, the following information is being provided to the public and media:
The Delphi multi-agency investigative team, and participating agencies continue to receive media and public inquiries asking about the person arrested January 8, 2019, in Union City, Randolph County Indiana for allegations of sexually related crimes against children and if he is connected to the Delphi investigation. The team is aware of this arrest and will investigate to see if there could be any connection to the murders that occurred in Delphi, Indiana on February 14th of 2017.
It is important for the public and media to know that many similar tips and arrests of other persons alleged to be connected to the Delphi murders occur with some frequency in and outside of Indiana. Each tip - whether it receives media attention or not - is investigated for any connection to the Delphi case. That said, members of the Delphi multi-agency investigative team do not speak to specific actions or steps of the ongoing investigation.
Capt. Dave Bursten, the Chief Public Information Officer for the Indiana State Police, commented, “We know it’s hard for the public and media to resist posting side-by-side comparisons on social media of people who are alleged to have committed heinous crimes and also resemble the sketch of the Delphi murder suspect.” Bursten continued, “The only positive result from these actions is it keeps this open investigation in the mind of the public. What we really appreciate is when the public submits their tip information to either the tip email address of Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com or calls the tip line at (844) 459-5786 to pass along their information.” Bursten concluded, “I can promise you this, when an arrest is made of a suspect identified by the multi-agency investigative team as the alleged perpetrator of the Delphi Murders, rest assured, we will let everyone know.”
Cari Heater, 38, of Delphi, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 9:55 AM, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Franciscan Health of Lafayette. This followed a valiant battle with breast cancer.
On October 21, 1980, Cari was born in Bremen. She was the precious daughter of Thomas and Debora Thompson Mikel. Growing up she shared her childhood with two brothers Mason and Levi. In 1999 she graduated from Lakeland Christian Academy in Warsaw. She continued her education at Grace College earning a bachelor's degree in English and counseling.
Cari and Shane Heater were married on November 5, 2011 at the Riverview Community Church of Tippecanoe. They enjoyed seven years of life's adventures. From their union came two beautiful children Bridget and Caleb.
Cari was a member of Mothers of Pre-Schoolers "MOPS," and the Covenant Church where she enjoyed small group Bible studies. She was employed with Cook Medical of West Lafayette for eight years, retiring recently due to her declining health.
Paramount in Cari's life was her family. Huge fans of Disney, Cari and Shane enjoyed many trips to Disney World. As a proud mother, she loved and adored her children. She got a lot of joy out of watching their antics and seeing their personalities develop. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting and doing crafts of all sorts.
Left to cherish Cari's memory are her husband, Shane Lee Heater; two children: Bridget Ann Heater, Caleb Everett Heater, parents: Tom and Deb Mikel of Bourbon, two brothers: Mason Mikel of Bourbon, Levi and Kendal Kosta-Mikel of Rensselaer; father and mother-in-law: Larry and Kay Heater of Rochester, grandmothers: Cara Mae Thompson, Lois Ann Heater, sister-in-law: Candice and Daniel "D.J." Johnston of Rochester, brother-in-law: John and Shanna Heater of Wabash.
Preceding Cari in death are grandparents: Charles Thompson, Everett and Arissa Mikel, Alfred Lee Heater, Catherine and Harry John Overmyer.
An initial celebration of life will be from 5-7 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Covenant Church, 211 Knox Dr., West Lafayette.
A celebration of the life with services honoring Cari Heater will be at 12- Noon on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Whippoorwill Community Church, 4795 N. 200 W., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service in the church. Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery. Due to allergies the family requests that no live flowers, be sent and that cologne and perfume not be worn during the visitation and services. Memorials may be made to the Children of Carissa "Cari" R. Heater, envelopes will be available at the visitation, service and the funeral home. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester has been entrusted with the arrangements.
LLOYD DEAN PHILLIPS
Lloyd Dean Phillips, 77, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2018. He was born on January 23, 1941 to John and Eveleen (Kauffman) Phillips.
Lloyd graduated from Delphi High School in 1959 and Allied School of Mechanical Trades in 1960 with a diploma in Structural Steel Drafting.
On October 22, 1960, he married Marcia Miller in Battle Ground.
For the next 40 years they lived in Delphi raising 3 sons, Timothy (partner, Jay), Matthew, and Andrew (wife, Britta). Lloyd worked for Globe Valve Corporation in Delphi as a toolmaker for 9 years before going to the Delphi Post Office as a window clerk. He and Marcia also owned Phillips Paint Peeler where they did furniture stripping and repair.
At age 51, after 24 years at the post office, he took an early retirement. For the next 8 years they spent the winters in the Southwest. In 2000, they sold their home and moved into a motor home full time and traveled to 48 states. In 2005, they built a home in Casa Grande, AZ. After 3 1/2 years they moved to Lafayette to be near their 5 grandchildren, Kenzie, Colby, Jacob, Logan, and Gabe. In 2010, they went to Alaska, the 50th state, for their 50th Anniversary. Lloyd and Marcia loved to travel, having been in 30 foreign countries.
Also surviving is his sister, Patricia and sister-in-law, Martha. He is preceded in death by his brother, Rick; his son, Timothy; and his infant son, Leonard.
Lloyd is a Life Endowed Member of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge and a Past Master of Mt. Olive Masonic Lodge. He is also a member of The Elks, NARFE, AARP, HI-12, and the Scottish Rite.
Private Services will be held.
DIANA KAY TRAPP
Diana Kay (Benker) Trapp, 71, of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon. She was born in Lafayette on October 7, 1947, a daughter of Gladys (Slayton) Benker Hodge and the late Howard Benker.
She graduated from Delphi High School in 1965 where she was homecoming queen her senior year. After high school, she attended beauty school in Lafayette.
In April 1966, she married Jerry Trapp, they divorced in 1984.
Diana owned and operated her own beauty shop in her home for ten years. She had worked for Clairol in New York and sold beauty supply products throughout the Midwest. Diana was also a Vidal Sassoon model from 1976-1984 and served as his personal model for several years. After modeling, she opened a beauty shop in Greenwood, working for twenty years before retiring due to health. Diana then moved to Lafayette to be closer to her mother.
In her spare time, she enjoyed writing children’s books. Diana was a dedicated mother and loved her two sons very much.
Survivors include a son, Darrin Trapp of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Joshua Trapp and wife of Danville and Mandy Trapp of Huntington; two great granddaughters; mother, Gladys Hodge of Lafayette; brother, John (Becky) Benker of San Antonio, TX; sister, Becky (Ron) Grimsley of Lafayette; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jerry Trapp of Lebanon.
In addition to her father, Diana was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Tr a p p .
Funeral Services are planned for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana, with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Lebanon. Interment will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to Indiana Parkinson Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800 #181, Noblesville, IN 46060.
Online condolences: MyersMortuary.com
CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K-9 MICKY
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office K9 Micky
receives Donation of Body Armor
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office K9 Micky received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Micky’s vest is embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department.”
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Carolyn L. Emery Claiborne, 79, of Monticello, died Thurs-Dec 27, 2018 at 8:10am at IU White Memorial Hospital, Monticello. She was born May 4, 1939 in Logansport, to the late Ulysses Ralph & Josephine Vore Emery. Her marriage was to Robert H. Claiborne Sr in Logansport on Dec 15, 1956, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1990. She attended school in Logansport. She worked for over 10 years, at the Delphi Community High School, cleaning staff. She enjoyed gardening, canning her home grown goodies, cooking, and her 2 dogs Dixie & Boo. She dearly loved her family, and loved to be around her grandchildren. Surviving: son-Anthony "Tony" & Tracy Claiborne of Delphi; son-Robert L. Claiborne Jr of Delphi; son-Brian & Bonnie Claiborne of Logansport; son-William & Tina Claiborne of Monticello; daughter-Genice Claiborne & Butch Haas of Americus; daughter-Peggy & Gary Johns of Monon; sister-Delores Parish of Logansport; brother-Butch Emery of New Waverly; half sister-Brenda Emery of Logansport; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 3 brothers-Wayne, Sonny, & Cletus; a great granddaughter Tenley. Services: Friends may call Monday from 10:30am until her funeral service at 12pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Pleasant Run Cemetery, Delphi. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
HILDA G. KEMPF
Hilda G. Malott Kempf, 88, of Delphi, died Saturday-Dec 22, 2018 at 4:55am, surrounded by her loving family at St Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. She was born Feb 11, 1930 in Crown Point, IN, to the late Elmer & Ethel Brown Malott. Her marriage was to Herman R. Kempf in Delphi, on June 4, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Feb 18, 2004. She attended school in Crown Point. She worked for 44 years at the former Peters-Revington Furniture Factory in Delphi as a supervisor of the sanding department, retiring from there. She was a member of the Faith Church of Christ in Burlington. She formerly belonged to the Women's Auxiliary of the Delphi American Legion Post 75. She enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, traveling, and baking for her family. Her greatest love was her family. She dearly loved her son and daughter, and her grand & great grandchildren. She loved attending their events, and just being together to share a meal or celebrate a birthday. That was her life. Surviving: daughter-Becky & Jeff Johnson of Delphi; son-William "Bill" & Patrizia Kempf of Lafayette. Grandchildren: Amy & Mark Fields, Aaron & Jana Anderson, Garrett Johnson. 4 great grandchildren survive. Sister-Donna & David Woods of Kewanna; brother-Roscoe "Sonny" & Tina Malott of Rochester. Preceded by an infant son Donald Richard Kempf; 4 sisters Flossie, Margaret, Joan, & Juanita. Services: Friends may call Thursday from 11am until her funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Michael Rogers officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to the American Legion Women's Aux., or Faith Church of Christ, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Gary L. "Graybug" Burge, 63, of Flora, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Gary was born to Donald L. and Jeanette Chidester Burge on January 18, 1955 in Logansport, IN. Gary attended Carroll High School, he was an avid WWII history buff, he was a State Champion Dart player and enjoyed listening to Classic Rock. In 1973 Gary joined the US Army and later the National Guard, serving our county for 22 years. He was a loyal employee for 15 years at IPC in Delphi. Graybug is survived by two sons: Derek Burge of Delphi and Justin (Amanda) Burge of Maryland. His mother: Jeanette Burge of Flora. Brother: Paul (Kelli) Burge of Bringhurst. Two sisters: Diane (Joe) Anderson of Delphi and Cheryl Burge of Flora. Four grandchildren: Avery, Kayson, Brayden and Jordan. Several nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his father Donald and a nephew: Nicholas Anderson.
Gary's family invites friends to visit Friday, December 21, 2018 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. A celebration of Graybug's life will be at 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Brent Oliver will officiate. Burial to follow at Zion Cemetery with Carroll County Honor Guard rites. Memorial contributions may be given to assist the family with funeral and burial expenses, there will be envelopes available at the funeral home. The family ask that visitors wear causal clothing. For online condolences visit www.wheelerfuneralhome.comor Wheeler Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
Kenneth H. "Kenny" Hillary, 68, died Wednesday-Dec 19, 2018 at 6:03am at his residence in Delphi. He was born Feb 11, 1950 in Watseka, IL, to the late Howard & Katherine Cobbs Hillary. He graduated high school in IL. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Vietnam War, wounded in action, receiving the Purple Heart. He had worked in retail management. He enjoyed movies, especially action & westerns. Surviving: Son's-Shannon Perdue of Louisiana, Shawn & Malia Hyde of Las Vegas, NV, Nathan & Cassandra Hillary of Corona, CA; Daughter's-Jodi & Jason McCluer of Corona, CA, Meagan Hillary of Monticello; Brother-Earl Hillary of Delphi; 12 grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Christopher Hillary; brother Carl Eugene Hillary. There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will take place at a later date to be announced.
Richard W. "Dick" Daniels, 72, of Delphi, died Tuesday-Dec 18, 2018 at 9:20am, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, after a battle with cancer. He was born Feb 8, 1946 in Lafayette, to the late Raymond & Mary Maxine Smoker Daniels.
Dick's marriage was to Carol A. Hunt at her parents home on the Tippecanoe River, on July 18, 1965, and she survives. He attended Delphi High School. He worked at the former Peters-Revington Furniture Factory in Delphi for 35 years, retiring in 2004. He then worked for the City of Delphi Street Dept for 7 years, retiring in 2011. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Sr. He enjoyed his neighborhood and the gatherings they would have. He loved his family and his grandchildren.
Surviving: wife-Carol A. Daniels of Delphi; sons-Richard D. "Rick" Daniels and Jason S. Daniels both of Delphi. Grandchildren: Alexis Cripe, Dakota D. Daniels, Blake Brown. Preceded in death by a brother Roger.
Friends may call Friday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Wahneta Schley officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Beth Sheets and Carol Cripe Demonstrated Spinning and Other Fiber Arts for Heritage Keepers Third Graders at Delphi Community Elementary School on Monday, December 17, 2018.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Floyd Virgil Sprinkle:
A Monumental veteran
Floyd Virgil Sprinkle was born on October 28, 1918 in Rock Creek Township, the son of Elmadore Sprinkle and Ethel Nipple Sprinkle. He was a graduate of Rockfield High School. His marriage in 1936 in Jeffersonville, Indiana was to Mary E. Guthrie with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wasson as witnesses with George Groher as officiator.
Life was very kind to the young couple as Floyd pursued a career as a carpenter, and Mary as a teacher in the Rockfield School.
This was all destined to come to a screeching halt on December 7th, 1941, when, as Janet Gobel recounts “they were sitting at the kitchen table when news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor came on the radio and Floyd said he would be called up to war.”
His enlistment was at Fort Benjamin Harrison on March 16th, 1943 and at the time he was not assigned any branch of service and was enrolled as a Private under the terms of enlistment “for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President, or otherwise according to law”.
His status rapidly changed as he became a part of the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division under George S. Patton.
According to morning reports of the regiment via regimental historian Andy Adkins, Sprinkle was promoted to Corporal on 15 September of 1944; to Sergeant on 28 September of 1944, and reported as MIA on 10 October 1944; the unit was near Atton, France at Abaucourt, France. On 25 January of 1944 his status was changed from MIA to KIA. On the date which he was reported as MIA, reports showed "a counter attack by enemy tank and infantry at 1000. Company withdrew to woods in rear of hill and went into defensive position and were subjected to artillery fire. Lost 24 men.” This supports the recollections of Jim Ferrier as told by his father Robert of his death by tank/artillery fire.
The added sadness of his story lies in a letter to his wife dated October 4th, 1944. The letter was postmarked October 16th, 1944. Mary received the letter after Floyd was killed in action. In the letter Floyd states: “Dear Mary: How are you? I am O.K. and still able to get around. How is everything around home? Suppose you are still busy teaching school. Well, I suppose you notice the heading of Sergeant. I have been going up the ladder so fast the last few days, that I don’t know what rating I do hold. Ha. So I am now Sergeant and have charge of a squad of men. Sgt. Dus was transferred to another Company so I was put in charge of the squad. I am still in Sgt. Price’s platoon.”
Mary later received a Purple Heart notification from Roland Walsh, Brigadier General of the United States Army. Another accolade granted Sprinkle was the Combat Infantry Medal. He was laid to rest in the American Cemetery at Luxembourg.
Labor Day, September 1, 1947, a Rockfield version of the “Field of Dreams” was dedicated in honor of our veteran with a full day’s schedule including a 2:00 ball game between the Rockfield Girls and Rockfield Knotholes; 5:00, a basket lunch; 7:00, a program of dedication featuring Rev. John Barkley of Flora as speaker, and at 8:30 another softball game between the Rockfield Rockies versus the Hauske Harlem of Peru (Delphi Citizen, August 28th of 1947). Guess what? The home team carried away a victory, 6-3, thanks to “Hank Nipple’s homer in the last inning (Flora Hoosier Democrat, September 4th, 1947). Other Rockfield contributors to the victory were Little, Coble, and G. Nipple.
The aforementioned Delphi Citizen article of August 28th of 1947 also touted the cohesiveness of the Rockfield citizenry and the manner in which the entire community joined forces to assemble the bleachers and other accoutrements and not one particular citizen was accented in the process.
The names underneath our featured veteran on the monument are those of Ernest Flora,(12-15-1911-12-26-1983) husband of Margaret Helen Snoeberger Flora; Lewis J. Deel,(12-1-1899-17-4-1970)who served the Rockfield area for forty years as a merchant and who was married to Mabel Eva Ray on 6-15-1921); and John E. Snoeberger (2-4-1910-2-2-1993), brother of Margaret Helen who was a Rockfield entrepreneur in his own right as a farmer, owner of the “Centennial Farm, and Snoeberger Hatchery. Additional activity of John E. involved serving as school bus driver for the Delphi Community School System for 20 years. John E. was married to Mable Martin on 10-6-1931 and upon her death was married to Estelle Smith Humphreys.
According to Jim Ferrier, the Floyd Sprinkle Field Monument was at the softball diamond just north of the Rockfield Community Center. Upon the closing of the school and the reversion of the softball field to farm ground, the Monument was transferred to the barn of Jim and Janet’s parents. After the Community Center was built, it was returned to that location and recently restored.
So, who are the Ferriers to whom I referred? They are the children of Robert Ferrier (1912-2003) and his second marriage was to Mary Guthrie Sprinkle in 1947, who passed away on February 3rd, 1980. I thank both of them for their personal vignettes which added a human touch to this entire drama.
Post Script: We all owe an immense debt of gratitude to Trustee Don Leisure and his wife Pat, as well as Rock Creek Advisory Board Members Larry Leach, Carroll County Veterans’ Service Office, and Al and Sandy Brown for readily accepting this challenge without fail, as well as the Caldwell Monument Works at Logansport, Indiana.
Robert C. Quinn of Delphi, passed away on December 16, 2018 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. He was born July 20, 1923 in Delphi and spent most of his life in Delphi. He was the son of Troy C. Quinn and Georgia Loy Quinn. Both deceased. He was married to Lucile May Shultz on May 5, 1956 at the Jackson Township Methodist Church near Odell, Indiana in Tippecanoe County, after a 59-year marriage, she preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2005.
He graduated from Delphi High School in 1941 and attended Purdue University and belonged to Kappa Sigma fraternity there.
He and Mrs. Quinn owned and operated Loy Roofing Co, (now Loy Quinn) from 1955 until 1988 when he retired.
They had spent many years wintering in Texas and Florida He enjoyed landscape painting, working in the yard and traveling. They had seen most of the United States and traveled to many foreign countries.
He was a lifelong member of the Delphi Presbyterian Church and had served as an Elder. He was a Charter member of the Delphi Lions club and had received the Melvin Jones award and International Presidents Award. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a former Shriner and 33rd Degree Mason. He was a former member of the Delphi City Council. He also volunteered at the Wabash & Erie Canal Center in Delphi.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. Quinn (wife: Gail) of Ottumwa, Iowa and Gary Lee Quinn (wife: Gayle) of rural Lafayette; one brother, Gerald N. Quinn of Cape Coral, Florida, two grandsons: Brian and Sean Quinn and granddaughter, Eden in Iowa. Also surviving are two great grandsons, one step granddaughter and two step great granddaughters. A special friend, Mary Margaret Delaney and one brother, Richard Quinn (wife: Nancy) preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. service on December 21, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi with interment at the Masonic Cemetery in Delphi. Pastor Grace Hammer officiating.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi.
Mildred Arlene Medley, 99, Monticello (Carroll County), passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at her home, with her family by her side.
She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Wells, Minn., to the late Ross M. and Sylvia J. (Anderson) Weaver. She was married to Grover C. Medley Jr.; he passed away on Aug. 12, 2001. Mildred was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church.
She had worked at the old Monticello RCA Factory in the finishing room for 13 years. Surviving are children Grover C. "Butch" (Jane) Medley III, LaPorte, Timothy R. "Tim" (Deane) Medley Sr., Lafayette, and Karen (Joe) McKinney, Kershaw, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Ross M. and Sylvia J. (Anderson) Weaver; and husband Grover C. Medley Jr.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Miller-Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Tony Carson, of Christ Memorial Temple of Lafayette, officiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello. Memorials may be given to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. See: www.miller-rosckafh.com.
RICKEY L. PHILLIPS
Rickey L. Phillips, 70, of Mentone, Indiana and formerly of Delphi passed at 3:20 pm, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Millers Merry Manor of Warsaw, Indiana.
He was born on Jan. 10, 1948 in Lafayette, Indiana to John and Evaleen (Kauffman) Phillips.
He married on March 8, 1975 in LaPorte, Ind. to Martha L. Bozek, she survives.
He was a teacher for Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation at the High School, Middle School, Akron, and Mentone for many years. He also taught Driver’s Training. Before Valley he taught for 1 year in LaPorte where he met his wife.
He was a Delphi High School graduate in 1966. He then furthered his education attaining his degree from Purdue University and his Master’s from Eastern Michigan University. He volunteered for the Mentone EMT’s. He was a member of the Mentone Lions Club, the Mentone Masonic Lodge #576, and the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis. He enjoyed muzzleloading and rifle shooting along with hunting and reading about history. He was also fond of traveling.
Survivors and place of residence: Wife – Martha Phillips – Mentone, Ind. Daughters – Mindy Phillips – Schaumburg, Ill. Jamie Phillips – Warsaw, Ind. Johnna and husband Matt Stone – Indianapolis, Ind. Grandchildren – Jenna, Benjamin, and Nathaniel Sister – Patricia Abbott – Delphi, Ind. Brother – Lloyd and wife Marcia Phillips – Lafayette, Ind
Preceded in Death By: Parents Siblings – Thelma Stacy, Jean Martin, Majorie Lavendure, and Paul Phillips
Time and Date of Services: 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Place of Services: King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana Minister: Rev. Phil Pratt Place of Burial: A private family interment will take place at the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Indiana. Visitation Hours: 4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at King Memorial Home, Mentone, Indiana with a Masonic Service taking place at 6:30 pm.
Memorial Contributions to: Mentone EMS
Marlyn Kay Roland, San Angelo, Texas, formerly of Delphi, Indiana, died Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was a 1969 graduate of Delphi Community High School. There will be private family services at a later date. Arrangements are by West Texas Cremation. Marylyn is survived by her husband, Barry Roland and her son, Randall Roland.
Apple Dumpling Time Is Here
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Apple Dumpling makin’ time comes every fall. Volunteers come together for several daily sessions to peel apples and creat the sweet and delicious dumplings that are then sold at the Canal Center. Available frozen in cups with lids that containing baking directions these individual treats are for sale every afternoon 1-4 pm for $3 dollars each or $35 dollars per dozen. For additional information call 765-564-2870 or check the website www.wabashanderiecanal.org
Books For African Children
The Delphi Alumni Association announces that nomination forms for the Wall of Distinction will become available at the high school office or the Superintendent's office. The form is also available on the Delphi Alumni Website. You don't have to be an alumni to nominate a person to be on the Wall of Distinction however the person nominated must be an alumni.
The purpose of this is to not only recognize a former Delphi alumni but that person could be a role model for our students in our Delphi schools. This in the past, has had a positive affect on many of our students. Chris Bradshaw was inducted into the Wall because of her involvement in sending millions of books for children in Africa and financing the construction of libraries in Africa for these books. After Chris spoke to elementary and high school students, the students gathered over 1500 books and, with the help of the Delphi Rotary paying for the transportation cost, sent the books to Kenya in Africa. Over 70 students were involved in this effort with the help from Mr. Mroczkiewicz who sponsers the club Interact who continues to accumulate books to be sent to Africa as a continuation of this program. If there was no Wall of Distinction, this whole project would probably not have happened. I am sure you may know someone that should be nominated so obtain a nomination form and nominate someone.
Here is a letter notifying Mr. Mroczkiewicz that the books have arrived and the appreciation of the Kenyan students for these books!!!
Dear Jacob and students of Delphi Community High School,
We just received the wonderful attached photos and letters of appreciation from students for the books that your family sent to Bondo Township Primary School in Kenya earlier this year. Clearly, the school is grateful for all of your efforts and so are we! You sent the books many months ago, but they arrived at the schools in mid-June. The librarieshave now been set up and the kids are "over the moon" exploring what’s inside those books. I was fortunate to be able to be in Kenya and visit some of the schools as the librarieswere delivered.
One of the attached photos was taken on the day we distributed the books in June. The teacher librarian of the school is on the left and I am on the right. So this is proof for you that your books really did arrive! That day was so exciting as each school had to send someone who could pick up the books and carry them back to the school. Some schools sent students walking who left carrying the boxes on their heads, some came with motorbikes and tied the books on the back, some carried books to waiting canoes but by the end of the day all books were claimed and off to their new homes-in-schools!
Please know that by making a library through the African Library Project for Kenya you are changing lives every day! Thank you so very much and know we are always looking for more book drive organizers to make more libraries!
Mildred Jane Vandevender, 90, of Monticello, passed away at 12:05 am, Friday, November 30, 2018 at Monticello Healthcare.
She was born on May 29, 1928 in Jasper County to the late Orla and Mildred (Gillespie) Timm. On September 10, 1950 she married Clarence Vandevender and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2015.
Jane was a 1946 graduate of Delphi High School and was primarily a homemaker but had worked 16 years for Bryan Manufacturing.
Jane was a member of the Yeoman United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years to children, and later to the 59ers class. She was also active in the United Methodist Women.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches and reading. She also enjoyed cooking , baking, sewing and in her younger years enjoyed gardening and canning. Jane loved her family, especially her grandchildren and loved taking care of them.
Surviving are her sons, Alan C. (Patti) Vandevender of Ultimate Springs, FL, Daniel L. Vandevender of Monticello; sister in law, Betty T. Greene; brother, Bill (Dorothy) Timm; two granddaughters, Julie Hicks, Jamie (Cliff ) Jones; one grandson, Bradley Vandevander; four great grandsons, Thomas Hicks, Cody Vandevender, Jacob Jones, Justin Jones; and great granddaughter, Jocelyn Jones.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello and also one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Funeral services celebrating Jane’s life will be at 10:00 am Thursday at the Yeoman United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Thompson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Riverview I.O.O.F. in rural Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Yeoman United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome. com
JAMES A. RUHLANDER
James Ruhlander, 72, of Battle Ground, passed away on Nov. 20, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Ernest and Virginia (Geeen) Ruhlander on Sept. 13, 1946 in Lafayette, Indiana. He attended Battle Ground schools.
He married Linda M. Richardson on Oct. 11, 1970 and she preceded him on June 23, 2017.
He was semi-retired. He was the owner and operator of R&R Garage where he worked as a mechanic. He was the head cook at Fishing has no boundaries for over 22 years.
He enjoyed copying movies to DVDs, boating on the river, spending time on the river at Hog Point Bridge; riding and working on his Harley Davidsons. He loved watching NASCAR and was an avid fan of Dale Earnhart, Sr.
He is survived by his daughters: Christina S. Fortner (Travis) of Lafayette and Casey Clausen (Davin) of Veedersburg; son, David Eylens (Tracy) of Americus; grandchildren: Levi Fortner, Shea Fortner, Cadence Clausenand Wyatt Clausen; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Fortner; siblings: Gerald Ruhlander of Brookston and Mary Linder (Steve) of Battle Ground.
Along with his wife, Linda he was preceded by his brother, Kenneth.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi from 5-8:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. A graveside service will take place at Battle Ground Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday with the family officiating.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Hog Point Wilflife Sanctuary C/O Christina Fortner and Casey Clausen.
THOMAS MICHAEL SCHUPBACH
Thomas Michael Schupbach, 67, of Delphi, passed away at his home on Nov. 26, 2018. He was born on Nov. 3, 1951 in Lafayette to the late Lawrence “Pete” and Mildred (Scanlon) Schupbach. He was a 1970 graduate of Delphi High School.
He retired from Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette where he worked in the purchasing dept.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi.
He loved animals and enjoyed working outdoors.
He is survived by his companion, Cassandra “Sandy” Diebolt of Delphi; daughters: Shelly Carroll (David) of Avon, Lesli King (Mark) of Westfield; brother, Ron Schupbach (Sharon) of Arizona and sister, Donna Dunkin (Brad) of Texas; Sandy’s children: Brandon Huffman & Family, Shannon Huffman, Abigail Diebolt; grandchildren: Blaine & Brianne Carroll and Kennedy & Corbin King.
Family and friends will gather from 2-5:00 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi to share memories and celebrate his life.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Small Business Stand Out, Armstrong Mobile Blasting LLC, Named Quarterfinalist for $25K Indie Award
EDITOR'S NOTE: Gary Armstrong, owner of Armstrong Mobile Blasting, is a former Delphi City Police Officer, and has continued his Law Enforcement Career in Cass County.
Logansport, IN (Nov. 19, 2018) — The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced Armstrong Mobile Blasting LLC of Logansport, IN is a quarterfinalists, of the eighth annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year or “Indie Award.” This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, encouraging holiday shoppers to support small businesses. Independent We Stand asks consumers to take it a step further by only supporting small businesses versus big boxes and national chains.
Armstrong Mobile Blasting LLC is a mobile surface preparation business. It uses recycled bottle glass to media blast multiple surfaces such as metal, concrete, masonry and fiberglass. It will leave a clean surface that is primer ready or suitable to leave bare depending on the surface.
“This year’s quarterfinalists represent the nation's favorite independent businesses who go above and beyond to support their local economies,” said Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “This award is our way of honoring the hard work they do every day to contribute to their communities.”
Voting is now underway at www.IndieBizAward.com through Dec. 16. Voters may visit the website to place up to three votes each day from the same IP address.
The 2018 Indie winner will receive prizes with a combined value of more than $25,000, including:
* Branding, advertising and public relations makeover from independent advertising agency — The Meridian Group — valued at $25,000
* $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate
* Plaque to display at winner’s business
* Public relations and social media recognition
* Quarterfinalists receive an Independent We Stand Premium Membership, for life
Independent We Stand announces the winner of the Indie Award on Dec. 19.
For more information on Armstrong Mobile Blasting LLC, contact Gary Armstrong at 574-721-8086 or find the business on Facebook under Armstrong Mobile Blasting. For more information on the “Indie” or to vote, visit www.IndieBizAward.com.
About Independent We Stand Independent We Stand is a nationwide movement of independent small business owners whose mission is to inspire other small business owners to better understand and celebrate their locally-owned status while educating consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting them. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by STIHL Inc. STIHL products are sold through more than 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not big box stores. Associate sponsors include PPG Paints and Do it Best Corp.
William “Bill” Curtis Dubes
Bill Dubes, 67, of Delphi, passed away on Nov. 16, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi surrounded by his family. Bill was born to the late John Robert and Grace L. (Bradford) Dubes on Jan. 17, 1951 in Lafayette. He was a 1969 graduate of Delphi High School.
Mr. Dubes had worked for Rostone in the injection mold dept. for over 20 years before going to work at the West Lafayette Walmart for over 6 years.
Bill enjoyed the river and fishing. He loved the outdoors, camping, campfires and being with friends. He loved riding his Harley. He was known for his artwork. He did free hand and was very good at it.
He is survived by his children: Nathan “W.C.” Dubes (Robin) of Dayton, Sheila Dubes (David Busch) of Burrows, Jennifer Houston (Jarett) and Sarah Reef (Mike) of Delphi, Rachele Hodges (Brian) of North Carolina; former wife, Sandy Reaves of Lafayette; companion, Anna Cornell of Delphi; siblings: Jerry Dubes (Cheryl), Marsha Dubes Hickman, Linda Dubes Isley all of Delphi Debra Dubes (Carol Sue) of Americus and Mike Dubes (Connie) of Camden; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Along with his parents, he was preceded by a brother, John Bradford Dubes and grandson, Brody Dubes.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Dwight Monical officiating. Burial will follow in IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.
Frank Andrew (Drew) Clifford, age 60, of Denver, Colorado, died on November 12, 2018.
Drew was the son of James Richard "Dick" Clifford, deceased, and Martha Kerlin Clifford.
Drew graduated from Delphi Community High School in Delphi, Indiana, with the class of 1976.
He is survived by his two lovely daughters, Sammie and Francesca; his mother, Martha; his brother, Hugh; his sister, Suzanne; and his former spouse and close friend, Kelly Walters.
Drew loved God, music, and sports. He played the drums, played little league, and ran track. He was on the swim team, played football at Delphi and Indiana University, and played rugby. He also played and taught golf.
Drew always looked ahead and had a positive outlook on life. He will be missed.
Private services will be held at a later date.
It is the of time of the year when we would like to encourage all alumni to sign up for a year's membership in the Delphi Alumni Association. If you would like to be a member of our alumni association click on Alumni Assoc. Info on the left hand column on our Home Page where you will find a membership form to fill out. The cost for a year's membership is only $15 a year that can be paid by check or Pay Pal account.
Our Alumni Association has expenses such as our website, scholarships, and sponsoring certain programs at times in our schools. http://www.oraclealums.com/
Mr. John R. Sutter, Jr. age 68 of Griffin, Georgia passed away on November 10, 2018 at Brightmoor Hospice.
Mr. Sutter was born in Lafayette, Indiana on November 21,1949. He is preceded in death by his parents, John R. Sutter, Sr. and Martha Bishop Sutter. Mr. Sutter graduated from the Indiana School for the Deaf in 1969. Mr. Sutter also attended Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center to learn auto body repair. His workplaces included Purdue University, National Homes Corporation, McCosky's Body Shop, and Schwab Safe Company.
Mr. Sutter's hobbies included woodworking and viewing auto sports. He was an avid Star Wars fan, a dog lover, and a devoted family member. Survivors include his brother, Jim Sutter and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will follow in Colburn Lutheran Cemetery, Colburn, Indiana.
Infant Tenley Sky Claiborne-Peterson, was still born on Thursday-November 1, 2018 at 9:43pm at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette. Her parents are Hayden D. Peterson and Kelli N. Claiborne both of Delphi. Also surviving are a sister Kayda Peterson of Delphi; brother Waylon Peterson of Delphi; maternal grandparents: Jodi Claiborne of Delphi, Brian & Bonnie Claiborne of Logansport; paternal grandparents: Pam & Jamie Shockley of Delphi, Larry Peterson Jr of Delphi; maternal great grandma: Jan Chatfield of Lafayette, Carolyn Claiborne of Monticello; paternal great grandparents: Martha Dick of Morocco, Larry & Janet Peterson of Delphi; Paternal great great grandma: Thelma Peterson of Delphi. Aunts-Sara Claiborne of Indianapolis, Amanda Claiborne of Monticello; uncle-Caleb Peterson of Lafayette. Private family services will take place. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Kermit O. Goins, 83, of Delphi, died at his home on Tuesday-Oct 30, 2018 at 3:48pm. He was born Mar 3, 1935 in Lafollette, TN, to the late Luther & Helen Goins. He attended school in Lafollette. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, tank division, from 1952-1953, receiving the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was the minister of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Delphi for 35 years. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed cross word puzzles. Kermit gave his life to Jesus, and his greatest love, was sharing the message the good Lord left us, and bringing people to Christ, through his preaching and teaching of the gospel of God. Surviving: sisters-Edith Lewis of Jonesboro, Ark., Bonnie Smith of Monroe, MI; brothers-Robert E. Goins of New Port Richey, FL, David Goins of Lafollette, TN; and his Delphi family and friends, that worshiped with him, and took care of him in his later years. Preceded in death by 5 brothers-Carl, Kenneth, Earl, Ronnie, & Martin; a sister Marie. Services: Friends may call Tuesday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Jason Moyers officiating. Burial at Pleasant Run Cemetery, Delphi. Military Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Betty L. Burkle, 92, life-long Carroll County resident until she moved to Tampa, Florida, in 2008 to be with her son, passed away surrounded by her family. She was born December 3, 1925, in Carroll County, to Clarence and Elsie (Welday) Shultheis. On September 22, 1946, she married Elwood Burkle; he preceded her in death on May 22, 1996.
Betty graduated from Delphi High School. She was a dedicated farm wife and homemaker throughout her life and member of the Pyrmont United Methodist Church.
Surviving Betty are her son, Joseph (Sarah) Burkle, of Tampa; sister, Doris Stull, of Wanatah, Ind.; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Betty is preceded in death by her parents, son, Ivan, and sister, Carolyn Burkle.
A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel with Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
As Carroll County Historian I am requesting that churches participate in the "Bells of Peace--A World War One Remembrance" event to mark the Centennial of the end of WWI. This is being sponsored by the World War One Centennial Commission in the United States, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, The Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.In Washington, DC bells will toll in the National Cathedral at an interfaith service, marking the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to hostilities in what Americans fervently hoped had been the "war to end all wars" Times of ringing locally could be either at 11:00 on November 11th to coincide with the signing of the Armistice, or during the event at the Courthouse at 3:00.
Mark A. Smith
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Claude Raymond Wickard Marker Dedication
In lieu of the windswept grounds of the Carroll/White REMC Facility south of Delphi, Indiana on SR 421 the board room of the firm was utilized to host a grand event in the form of the Claude Raymond Wickard marker dedication.
Opening in prayer was Pastor David Smook, former pastor of the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church where the Wickard family worshipped and at which his funeral was held upon his death in 1967.
Other pertinent and germane remarks were made by grandson Bill Pickart on the role of his grandson’s rural electrification in the nation, Jill Weiss Simins, historian of the Indiana Historical Bureau on her research on Claude’s humble life as a servant of the nation who did his duty without fanfare to win World War Two on the agricultural scene, and those by Randy Price on his appreciation of Wickard’s role of developing the REMC.
County Historian Mark A. Smith read an appropriate poem which lyrically expressed Wickard’s dual role in winning World War Two via Victory Gardens and literally lighting the darkness, and the “boys and girls in blue”, i.e. the FFA delivered their findings on Wickard’s agricultural accomplishments. An additional honored guest was Karen Pickart Brophy, Wickard’s great-granddaughter.
The final coup de grace of the occasion was the unveiling of the marker, seen here flanked by grandson Bill Pickart and great-granddaughter Karen Pickart Brophy.
Tom Payne, 82, of Delphi, passed away at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Delphi on Nov. 2, 2018. He was born on May 12, 1936 in Indianapolis to the late Lawrence A. and Edna (Reinking) Payne. He was a 1954 graduate of George Washington High School and had attended DePauw University and graduated from Butler University in 1958.
He married Pollie Anne Kidwell on June 15, 1957 and she survives.
He taught Government, Economics, US History for 40 years in the Indianapolis Public Schools. He served as Dept. Chair of Social Studies and Dept. Chair at Shortridge and Broad Ripple High Schools. He also worked security at the Indianapolis 500.
He was an avid Colts fan, avid traveler and loved the Great Smoky Mountains and national parks. He enjoyed hiking, camping, and boating and fishing at the lake cottage.
He was a member of the Oasis Choir, ISTA, and NEA.
Along with his wife, Pollie, he is survived by his daughter Linda Tyner (Jim) of Delphi; grandchildren: Nick (Laura) Tyner and Brittany Tyner; great grandchildren: Ashton and Abby Tyner.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Huff and granddaughter, Julianne Rachel Tyner.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorials in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Christina R. Daly, age 58, died on Monday September 3, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at her home in Lakewood, Colorado. Chris was born in Lafayette Indiana to Joseph R. (Dick) Daly and Julia A. (Hubertz) Daly. She had six sisters and two brothers.
Chris enjoyed track, cross country, and basketball while she was growing up competing on teams at Delphi Community High School. She was a teacher in the Denver Public Schools and the author of three books published on Amazon. After completing High School, Chris attended Northern Arizona University for a bachelors degree and Walden University and Regis University for two masters degrees.
Chris was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Mike. Chris is survived by her husband of 35 years Greg Curwen, her two daughters Emma Curwen and Cara Curwen, her grandson Tristan Curwen, and her son-in-law Jay Nielsen Chris is also survived by her siblings: Mary Daly (Nick Wilhem), Susan Daly, Jo Ann Carr, Maureen Parker, Brenda Daly, Sara Daly Brosman (Scott) and Greg Daly. Chris will be remembered as a caring and giving wife, mother, and friend who was known for her humor, compassion and honesty.
Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Chris’s life on Saturday, November 17 from 2:00-3:30 at the Delphi Opera House (109 S. Washington Street, Delphi, IN). Chris’s family would like to thank the caregivers at the Denver Hospice for their help and support during the final months of Chris’s illness. Memorial donations can be made in Chris’s name to the ALS Society at ALS.org.
Athena Marie Sadler, 34, passed away Saturday-Oct 27, 2018 at 8:16pm at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born April 7, 1984 in Brooksville, FL, to her mother Jeannie M. Fife, and her father James C. Sadler. She was a 2002 graduate of Delphi Community High School. She had previously worked in Lafayette. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Lafayette, and was extremely active with, A Better Life-Brianna's Hope, which helps people with addictions. Athena was crafty, enjoyed yard sales, had a big heart, very giving personality, and was a perfectionist, which she always denied. She adored her daughter, and cherish any time they spent together. She loved her so much, and the rest of her family. Surviving: daughter-Addison Marie Sadler of Lafayette; mom-Jeannie M. Fife of Mulberry; dad-James C. Sadler of Brooksville, FL; sister-Marcia L. Stevens of Lafayette; siblings-Ashlee S. Stevens of Monticello, Bobby L. Stevens of Monticello, & Ryan Stevens of Monon; grandma-Donna Stevens of Delphi; several aunts, uncles, cousins. Services: Friends may call Sunday from 2pm until her funeral service at 4pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev Todd Ladd & Pastor Lore Blinn Gibson officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Brianna's Hope, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Carroll County Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Carroll County Historical Society’s annual meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall of the Delphi First Presbyterian Church on October eighteenth, and was highlighted by a delightfully prepared meal which was followed by a presentation by Dr. Christopher Moore updating the group on his work at the Baum’s Landing site and debuting his booklet on Early Day Pioneers of Carroll County, which has been distributed to many schools and libraries in the mid-north.
Baum descendant Dorothy Mills was the honored guest who listened intently to Dr. Moore’s report on the role her ancestor played in establishing our county.
Awards were tendered to Doris McCleland and Sarah Hanaway(unfortunately absent) for their assiduous work in cemetery maintenance, Karen Moyars for her work in coordinating the construction work at the Stone Barn Historical Society facility which also involves Tippecanoe Arts, Jolene Flora for her work in updating the Society’s budgetary needs, and Dr. Christopher Moore for his work in compiling a history of the Early Settlers of Carroll County through his work at Baum’s Landing.
County Historian Mark A. Smith also gave a small report on the current work on the Claude Raymond Wickard marker which is presently at this date erected and awaiting a dedication ceremony on November fifth at 3:00.
Merideth D. Burge, 90, of Delphi, died Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home. Merideth was born in Camden, Indiana on October 11, 1928 to the late John and Sarah Rice Burge. On September 23, 1951 Merideth married Arvilla Talbert and she survives.
Merideth was a co-owner of Bassett and Talbert. He retired from Purdue University in 1992. He was a graduate of Camden High School. He served in the National Guard. Merideth enjoyed his time fishing, restoring antique tractors, camping, boating and farming. Merideth was a member of the Delphi Lions Club, co-founder of the Carroll County Antique Tractor and Machinery Club, Masonic Lodge in Delphi and later in Rossville, Greater Lafayette Boat Club. After retirement he enjoyed delivering Motor Homes across the Country and Canada. Merideth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Arvilla. One daughter: Pam (Dan) Howell of Farmland, Indiana. 3 sons: Mike (Pam) Burge, Steven (Rosanne) Burge of Carmel and Kirk Burge of Delphi. Five grandchildren: Gavin, Kayla, Amanda, John and Danielle. One brother-in-law: Wayne Dillon of Camden. He is preceded by a sister: Marjorie Dillon.
Friends may call Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11 AM till the 1 PM service at Abbott Funeral Home Delphi. Rev. Dan Gottschalk will officiate. Burial to follow at Masonic Cemetery in Delphi. Memorials may be given the Delphi Lions Club. Online condolences visit www.abbottfuneralhome.com
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Carroll County Recorder Penny Titus Explaining Her Duties to The Heritage Keepers in the Courthouse on Monday, October 29, 2018.
CLAUDE RAYMOND WICKARD
“Claude Raymond Wickard” State Historical Marker
Will Be Dedicated in Delphi, Indiana
A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating agricultural leader Claude Wickard is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018. The marker will be unveiled at 3:00 pm at the Carroll White REMC building, located at 241 N. Heartland Dr., Delphi, Indiana 46923. It is south of the Hoosier Heartland (Highway 25) about one mile in the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Park. Parking for the event is available at the site.
The text follows for the state marker entitled “Claude Raymond Wickard, 1893-1967”:
Agricultural leader Claude Wickard was born on a farm near here, which he maintained throughout his career. He graduated from Purdue University, became a local Farm Bureau leader, and in 1932 was elected to the Indiana Senate. During the 1930s, Wickard advanced through the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, a New Deal agency aimed at creating parity for farmers. By 1937 Wickard became a leader within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him Secretary of Agriculture in 1940, Wickard ensured the agricultural production necessary for Allied victory in WWII. In 1945 he became chief of the Rural Electrification Administration, which increased farmers’ production and standard of living.
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for this state historical marker that examines Wickard’s contributions to agriculture, food production, and rural America during the twentieth century. The Indiana State Historical Marker Collection has few markers dedicated to agricultural history in the state. This new marker helps fill that void. This is the fourth state historical marker in Carroll County.
State historical markers commemorate significant individuals, organizations, places, and events in Indiana history. These markers help communities throughout the state promote, preserve, and present their history for the education and enjoyment of residents and tourists of all ages. For over 100 years the Indiana Historical Bureau has been marking Indiana history. Since 1946, the marker format has been the large roadside marker, which has the familiar dark blue background with gold lettering and the outline of the state of Indiana at the top. Over 640 of these markers have been installed over the years.
For more information about the Indiana Historical Marker Program and other resources about Indiana, visit the Indiana Historical Bureau’s website at http://www.IN.gov/history or call (317) 232-2535. For more information about the marker dedication ceremony commemorating Claude Wickard, please contact Carroll County Historian and marker applicant Mark Alan Smith at email@example.com.
The Delphi Alumni Association announces that nomination forms for the Wall of Distinction are available at the Delphi High School office and the Superintendent's office. The nomination form is also available on the Delphi Alumni Website.
You do not have to be an alumni to nominate a person to be on the Wall of Distinction however the person you choose to be nominated must be an alumni.
The purpose of this is to not only recognize a former Delphi Alumni but that person could be a role model for our students in our Delphi schools. This in the past has had a positive affect on many of the Delphi students.
William T. "Bill" Rodenbarger, 74, of Delphi, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 in the ER at IU Hospital in Monticello. Bill was born to the late Eugene and Emma Elizabeth Bryn Rodenbarger on September 24, 1944 in Colburn Indiana. On June 2, 1963 Bill married Judy Phillips in Delphi and she survives. Bill co-owned Rodenbarger Construction in Delphi. Drove a semi for Food liners. Bill attended Colburn, Buck Creek and East Tipp Schools. He was a honorary member of the Delphi VFW, where he built the wood bar. He was a proud wood worker helping with building a jury box at the court house. He also helped with the construction of the Delphi Community Center.
Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy. Three sons: Billy Rodenbarger of Delphi, Tim Rodenbarger of Delphi and Jeff (Connie) Cox of Delphi. Eight grandchildren: James Rodenbarger, Kansas Rodenbarger, David Rodenbarger, Isaac Rodenbarger, Trista Strasser, Taylor Cox, Treavor Cox and Vidiala Cox. Seven great-grandchildren. Brother: Kenny (Mary) Rodenbarger of Lafayette. Two sisters: Mary Killian of Delphi and Virginia "Shorty" (John) Riley of Delphi. He is preceded by a sister-Judy Grooms and brother- Jim Rodenbarger.
Bill's Family invite friends to visit Friday, October, 26, 2018 from 12 noon till time of service at 2 PM at Abbott Funeral Home Delphi. Brad Burton will officiate the service. Burial to follow at IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or American Diabetes Associations. Online condolences visit Abbott Funeral Home: Delphi, Indiana (IN)
Fred Branson Coghill, 92, of Delphi passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Franciscan Health with his loving family by his side. He was born in Delphi on Dec. 2, 1925 to the late Orliff and Grace (Myers) Coghill. He married Roberta Johnson on March 16, 1947 in Monticello, IN and she survives.
Fred retired in 1988 from Globe Valve Corp., where he worked for 32 years as a tool room supervisor. In the early 1950’s, he was a car salesman for Clawson Chevrolet where his love for cars followed him throughout his life. He also worked for many years at Thayer’s Dairy.
His favorite pastimes were working on “fix-it” projects in his garage, and renovating homes.
Fred’s pride and joy was his family. He could always be counted on in good times or bad, to give advice, or lend a helping hand. His unconditional love, concern, and guidance will never be forgotten.
Along with his wife, Roberta, Fred is survived by his son, Don Coghill (Sandy) of Delphi; daughters: Teresa Groninger (Kim) of Delphi, and Diane Coghill (companion: Randy Cox) of Delphi; six grandchildren: Tricia Peek of Flora, April Martin of Camden; Brent Coghill of West Lafayette, Kyle Groninger of Delphi, Kandi Groninger of Delphi, and Kole Groninger of Indianapolis. He also had seven great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Sadie.
He is proceeded in death by a son, Robert Coghill; brothers: Al, Jake, Paul, Jim, and Bill Coghill; sisters: Dorothy Crook and Betty Wolf.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Nord Zootman officiating. Burial will follow in Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Betty Rose Knaus Baker, 88, of Delphi, passed away Friday-October 19, 2018 at 2:55am, with her family by her side. She was born May 9, 1930 in Knob Noster, Missouri, to the late Ezra & Ernetta Rothwell Knaus. Her marriage was to Dr. Eldon E. Baker in Knob Noster, Missouri, on August 22, 1954, and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2015. She attended school in Knob Noster, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Brethren Church. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, and yard work. She and her family enjoyed traveling, boating, and fishing. She and her husband had been overseas on several trips, especially the Holy Land. She dearly loved her family, and the many gatherings they would share. Her grandchildren would help her around her house, and she loved being with them, even doing simple things, as long as they were together is all that mattered to her. She loved the good Lord, and devoted her life to Christ, and shared her beliefs with her family. Our loss is her gain, as she enjoys the beautiful reunion with those that have gone before her, in heaven. Surviving: son-Stanley & Bonita Baker of Lafayette; daughter-Janice & Jim Shrum of Lafayette; son-Nelson & Joleen Baker of Rossville; half-brother-Gary Knaus of Kansas City, Missouri; half-sister-Gloria Rusk of Stolts City, Missouri; sister-in-law Della Knaus of Garnett, KS; brother-in-law Raymond Heck of Westphalia, KS; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 2 brother’s J.R. and his wife Betty, and Wayne; sister Wanda; half-sister Gayle. Services: friends may call Thursday-Oct 25, 2018 from 3pm-5pm & 6pm-8pm, at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service will be Friday-Oct 26, 2018 at 10am at the Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Brethren Church, with viewing from 9am until her funeral service at 10am, home brethren officiating. Burial at Cutler Ridge Church Cemetery. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Betty A. Landes Huff, 85, of Delphi, died Thursday-Oct 11, 2018 at 10:01pm at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. She was born April 22, 1933 in Adams Township, Carroll County, IN, to the late Ardis & Lola Grace Cree Landes. Her marriage was to Donald E. Huff at the Burnettsville Christian Church, on December 31, 1951, and he survives. She was a 1951 graduate of Burnettsville High School, and did post graduate course work at Ivy Tech. She was an administrative assistant to CEO Tom Peters of Peters-Revington Furniture Factory, Delphi; a faithful supporter in sharing her husband and family time, with his commitment to development of a community College from 1969; owner and partner with her husband of Pas-Time Books. She was a member of the Burnettsville Christian Church, and a past president of the Carroll County Republican Women. Betty departed this life still grieving with each passing day, the loss of her beloved home, so lovingly and thoughtfully designed and constructed by her husband on her great grandparents farm. Only those who have likewise suffered the ravages of the Indiana Department of Transportation could truly comprehend the endless costs and pain.
Surviving: husband-Donald E. Huff of Battle Ground; daughter-Melody A. Huff of Battle Ground; sister-Doris Davis of Burnettsville; brother-Wayne & Geraldine Landes of Logansport; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a son Timothy Huff; sister Dortha Broughton; inf. brother Eugene Landes. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Saturday at the Burnettsville Christian Church, the family will receive friend's from 1pm until her funeral service at 2pm. Pastors Richard & Timothy McQuinn officiating. Interment at Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burnettsville Christian Church; White County Religious Education; The ARK Ministries (Rainbow Christian Camp), envelopes available at the funeral home and church. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Richard Lee Larimore Sr., passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his home with his wife, children, grandchildren and sisters at his side. Richard was born on February 10, 1936 in Delphi, IN and was the son of the late Donald and Ruth Skiles Larimore. He was married on December 2, 1956 to his loving wife, Annabelle Ashba in Delphi.
Richard was a 1954 graduate of Delphi High School. He served in the Indiana Army National Guard and attended the Indiana Military Academy achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was a member of the Delphi Christian Church, serving as a Deacon and Trustee.
He was the owner along with his son Richard Jr of Larimore & Son Construction for many years.
Richard enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, watching football and Nascar, painting and spending the winters in Florida.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, sister-Beverly Randolph, brother-Donald Gene Larimore, brother-in-law-Tom Hicks.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Annabelle. Son: Richard (Mary) Larimore Jr. of Camden. Daughter: Joyce Little of Delphi. Sisters: Claudia Hicks and Pam (Karl) Ferger. Sister-in-law: Cely Larimore. Four grandchildren: Kira Elwert (Mark), Ross Larimore (Sarah), Joseph Little (Lauren) and Greg Little (Walquiria). Four great-grandchildren: Maya, Little, Gage Larimore, Lorelei Little and Wyatt Larimore.
Calling will be Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Abbott Funeral Home-Delphi. Funeral will be at 1 PM Monday with calling one hour prior at the funeral home. Rev Bob Duke officiating. Burial to follow at Morning Heights Cemetery with Carroll County Honor Guard graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the Delphi Christian Church, American Cancer Society or the Camden/Delphi youth baseball league. www.abbottfuneralhome. com
Jacquelyn Christine Eaglebarger died in her home on October 9, 2018 in Van Alstyne, TX. She was 70. She was born on July 26, 1948 in Lafayette, IN to her parents, Helen and Jack Schilling. She graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1966.
She was active in her community and church with various charities and organizations. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Rachael Swink, of Van Alstyne, TX, and their 3 children; her brother, Mark and his wife, Jeanette Schilling of Monticello, IN.
She will have a celebration of life memorial at Scoggins Funeral Home at 5pm Friday October 19, 2018 in Van Alstyne, TX.
The family of John T. Aldrich has been notified of his death. He was born Jan. 17, 1948, the son of Edith Aldrich and Jack Gee. He was later adopted by Henry Aldrich.
John was a 1966 graduate of Delphi Community High School, and in 1967, he married Jacqueline Walters, and she passed away in 1986. He married his companion of 20 years, Sandi, on March 23, 2008, and she survives.
Tina Marie (Johnson) Brown, 53, of rural Delphi, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. She was born on May 29, 1965 to Amanda Sue (Darling) Johnson.
Tina married Troy A. Brown on October 5, 2006 in Delphi, and he survives. She worked for EA Staffing at Caterpiller Inc. for the last six months and formerly worked at Blimpies in Delphi, as well as working at Camp Tecumseh. Tina loved to spend time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors and mushroom hunting. She was gifted at making picture collages and liked to swim.
She is survived by her mother Sue Nattinger (husband Mike) of Delphi; three children, Dustin Johnson (wife Katie) of Chalmers, Tiffany N. Rush (husband Michael) of Delphi, and Corey Huddleston of Lafayette; one brother, Glen R. Johnson of Delphi; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Sandy Brown of Delphi; and ten grandchildren, Ashlyn Duvall, Karlin VanAuken, Bella Rose, Jace Johnson, Cole Rush, Carter Rush, Jazlyn Duvall, Cooper Huddleston, Camdyn Huddleston and Kaylee Bogan.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Hippensteel Funeral Home and Tribute Center in Delphi, IN (405 Cottage Street, Delphi, IN 46923). The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. with Celebrant Theresa Fischer officiating. Interment will follow at Brown Church Cemetery in Rockfield, IN. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to Hippensteel Funeral Home to assist the family. Share online memories and condolences at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
City of Delphi Water Rates to Increase by 42.6%
Delphi, Indiana--October 9, 2018--Delphi Mayor Shane Evans signed Rate Ordinance 2018-15 into law following last night’s Common Council meeting in which the rate ordinance, which calls for a 42.6% increase in the water portion of monthly bills, passed the Council in a 3 – 2 vote. Utility customers should expect to see water rate increases as early as their December bills. The increased rates are necessitated by a $7.42 million 35-year bond issue for Phase I of a two-part project which will address serious concerns of the ability of the current wells to continue producing water in future years.
Static water levels have consistently declined since 1996 when the Indiana Department of Natural Resources began keeping water level data, threatening to dip below the pump settings on the two largest producing wells currently operating in the City of Delphi. Phase I of the project will address concerns of declining water levels by connecting two deeper wells to the system. Phase I will include the controls, buildings, and treatment for the wells as well as hydrogen sulfide treatment and a new ground storage tank to increase system storage capabilities and to repressurize water to enter the system after sulfide treatment. It is expected that construction on Phase I will begin in Spring of 2019.
Questions regarding the project may be referred to Mayor Shane Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-564-3039.
Ring the Bells of Freedom!
Before dawn broke over northern France on 4 November 1918, a 25-year old British officer, Lt. Wilifred Owen of the Manchester Regiment, headed out from a house in which British troops had been holed up in woodland near the village of Ors.
The Hundred Days Offensive was nearing its conclusion and Allied victory was just a week away. Owen had written to his mother from what he called the “smoky cellar” ofo that house five days earlier to reassure her that he was in good spirits. He intimated that it would all be over soon.
“It is a great life. I am more oblivious than alas! Yourself, dear Mother, of the ghastly glimmering of the guns outside and the hollow crashing of the shells. There is no danger down here, or if any, it will be over before you read these lines.”
They were to prove prophetic words, thought not in the way he had hoped.
Forty soldiers were lost that morning and were buried in two cemeteries in Ora close to the canal. It is not known precisely when Owen’s mother received her son’s last letter, but it would have been close to, if not on, the date of his death. If it raised her hopes, it was not for long.
A few days later, on Armistice Day, 11 November, as the church bells rang out to celebrate the end of the war in the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury, where the family lived, she and Owen’s father opened the telegram every parent of a serving soldier
dreaded, saying that their son had lost their life fighting bravely for his country.
These words, taken in part from material printed in the British publication, The Guardian, promote the international “Bells of Peace” celebration initiated by the governments of Germany and Great Britain to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One.
The “Bells of Peace, a World War I Remembrance,” is being sponsored by the World War One Centennial Commission ion the United States, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In Washington, D.C, bells will toll in the National Cathedral at an interfaith service, marking the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to hostilities in what Americans fervently hopoed had been “the war to end all wars.”
“Bells of Peace: A World War One Remembrance” encourages citizens and organizations across the nation to toll bells in their communities 21 times at 11 A.M. local time on November 11th.
As Carroll County Historian I am encouraging all churches with steeples and bell towers to sound their bells at 3:00 during the World War One Commemoration on the Courthouse Lawn on November 11th.
Historically and Patriotically –Mark A. Smith, Carroll County Historian.
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH--
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, for the new portal entrance to the Trailhead Park on old SR 25 south of Delphi. The new entrance features ironwork from the portal of the former Hamilton Street Bridge which graced the 1800's entrance to Delphi from the Dayton Road, and which was destroyed when a prohibited weight and size utility vehicle belonging to Public Service Indiana (now Duke Energy) attempted to cross the bridge causing it to collapse. Other ironwork from the Bridge is also on display in the Park.
In the photograph above, Delphi Mayor Shane Evans and other community leaders are shown cutting the ribbon. Below are a photograph of the new Portal to Trailhead Park, and a file photograph of the Hamilton Street Bridge before collapse.
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--DELPHI TIMES PHOTO BY MICHAEL G. GRIFFEY--
Carroll County Historical Society Annual Dinner is Thursday October 18. Meet-and-Greet 6:00 p.m., Baked Steak Meal 6:30 at First Presbyterian Church, Main and Indiana Streets, Delphi. Call 765-564-5000 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday, 9-4 to rsvp and pay $15 at the door. Featured Speaker is Dr. Chris Moore from University of Indianapolis speaking on the archaeological digs that have been done in Carroll County, his home county.
Meredith McLaughlin, 87, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:32 p.m. at her home in Lafayette. Meredith was born on December 18, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Richard M. and Ethel Caroline (Reichardt) Wells. She worked as a receptionist at the JC Penny Hair Salon for 27 years. Meredith loved her family and grandchildren very much.
Surviving are two daughters; Theresa Alexander of Lafayette, and Kelly McLaughlin of South Royalton,VT. Also surviving is one sister; Sarah VanSickle of Delphi, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Stephen McLaughlin, one sister, and one brother.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Jenks Rest Senior Center (1915 Scott St, Lafayette, IN 47904).
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Dean Riley, 64 of Logansport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in his residence. Born on Aug. 24, 1954 in Rush County, he was the son of the late Bernie Alvin and Betty Jean (Harman) Riley. On May 14, 2016 in Logansport, he married Bonnie L. Bell who survives.
Dean was a member of the NRA and LifeGate Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors and NASCAR, especially Chase Elliott. Dean always kept everyone positive and always said "can't we all just get along."
Surviving along with his wife Bonnie, is a son, Israel Riley, Logansport; six daughters, Amy (David) Hayden and Kara Riley, both of Logansport; Alisha (Charles) Perkins, Lafayette; Kimberly (CJ) Krause, Logansport; Cindy (Chris) Shefts, Mokena, Illinois; and Dawn (Ron) Bentle, Star City; 20 grandchildren, several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in the LifeGate Church in Logansport with Pastor Andy Weil officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Riley Children's Hospital or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You may sign Dean's guestbook online and leave condolences to the family at www.gundrumcares.com
Mark Edwin McLeland, 63, of Delphi, passed away on Oct. 4, 2018 at IU Health in Lafayette. He was born to Richard J. and Doris L. (Heiny) McLeland in Topeka, Kansas on Sept. 6, 1955. He was a 1973 graduate of Delphi Community High School.
He worked for Allis Chalmers in Logansport as a mechanic and farmed with his father for over 30 years.
He enjoyed fishing.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer McLeland and son, Blain McLeland; 4 grandchildren; and brothers: Mike, Steve, Scott (Renee) and Marty, all of Delphi. He was preceded by his daughter, Lindsey.
A service will be held in Davis Cemetery, Burnettsville, at a later date. Pastor Dan Gottschalk will officiate.
Memorials in Mark’s memory may be made to the Delphi Boys Little League.
Final Arrangements are entrusted to Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi.
William B. James, 80, of Delphi, passed away on Sept. 29, 2018 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. Bill was born to the late Charles E. and Alice (Leslie) James on Jan. 16, 1938 in Delphi.
He retired from Plant 3 at Peters Revington Manufacturing in Delphi.
He attended First Assembly of God in Delphi and was a greeter.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and visiting with his McDonald’s coffee friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Becky of North Judson and son, Robert of Flora; his brothers: Jerry and Samuel E. James, both of Delphi. He was preceded by brothers: Ronald, Roger, David; and sisters: Marybelle Burns & Phyllis Cox.
A graveside service with Pastor Brent Oliver officiating will be held at Morning Heights Cemetery on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Wilford Dean Raines, 92, of Delphi, passed away at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi on Oct. 8, 2018. He was born June 17, 1926 to the late Roy and Della (Spear) Raines.
He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his brother, Max Raines of Delphi.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters.
Graveside services will be on Thursday, October, 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Chalmers Cemetery, Chalmers.
Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi has been entrusted with his final arrangements.
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The Trailhead Park now features a Bridge Portal fabricated from Hamilton Street Bridge Sections.
Ronald G. Meek, age 80, of Rossville, IN, passed away peacefully at 11:35 AM Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Lafayette, IN. Born July 27, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Olive G. (Lisby) Meek. Ronald was a 1956 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. He also attended Indiana University and St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN.
His marriage of 48 years was to Verna Sophie (Smith) Meek of Belize City, Belize, C.A. , and she survives. Also surviving in addition to his wife are their sons, Ryan Andrew and his wife Julie, Philip Anthony and his wife Kelly, and David Ashley and his wife Christie; and several wonderful grandchildren, Luke, Mason, Dylan, Marshall, Kathryn, Andrew and Gwyneth, in whom Ronald received special delight. Also surviving him is a brother Richard D. Meek and several cousins. Preceding him in death besides his parents were an older sister and brother, Patricia L. Lynch and Duane E. Meek.
Ronald worked most of his life in the Industrial Processing Equipment Supply Field, mostly specializing in the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. He loved that work and during the other times he very much enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his wife and family on their little farm outside of Rossville. He was an avid reader. He loved church history, church music, and good liturgy, saying he thought it pleased God when our sacrifice of praise was done in good taste; do your best for the King of Glory.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 2 PM with Bishop Emeritus William L. Higi officiating at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 1212 South St, Lafayette, IN with a visitation from 10 am until 1:30 PM Thursday. Those coming for Mass only, please park off 11th St. Those coming for viewing please park off of South St. Burial will be on Friday at 1:00 PM at the Fillmore Cemetery in Fillmore, IN. The Bousley Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church or the Glioblastoma Foundation, PO Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715..www.bousleyfuneralhome.com
Barbara A. Nelson, 88, of Delphi, passed away at home on Sept. 25, 2018. Barbara was born on Aug. 8, 1930 in Delphi to the late Charles and Gretchen Irene (Shockey) Larimore. She was a 1948 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married George H. Nelson on Feb. 7, 1949 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2000.
She was a homemaker. She loved taking care of her home, family and she loved all little children.
Barbara was a former member of the Delphi Christian Church, TOPS Friendship Club and the Ladies of the Moose in Monticello. She is a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards, doing water aerobics, traveling, gambling and bird watching.
She is survived by her children: Diana Reef (Jerry) of Cutler, Janet Allbaugh (Ron), of Delphi, Tracy Houchin of Camden, Karen McFadden (John) and Jeff Nelson (Marcy) both of Delphi; son-in-law: Norman Lenz of San Marcos, TX; sister, Joann Van Natta of Battle Ground; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; and special caregivers: Jackie Johns and Judy Moore.
Along with her husband, George, she was preceded by her daughter, Susan Lenz; sisters: Beatrice, Ruth, Evelyn, Betty, Delores, Edith and brothers: Bob Edgar and Donald and great granddaughter, Katilin.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Ashli Cartwright-Peak officiating. Burial will follow in the Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Carroll County Area IV Council on Aging. Condolences at DavidsonFH.com.
Donald G. Moore passed away on September 21, 2018 of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. A resident of Battle Ground, Indiana for the past eight years, due to failing health Donald moved to Indiana Veterans Home in June of this year.
Donald was born on May 13, 1934 in Eldridge, Missouri to Della (Rucker) Moore and Elmer Moore. Donald’s father died when Donald was eight.Della remarried to Bill Hockings, who helped raise Donald, his older brother Cecil and younger sister Norma into adulthood.
After leaving Eldridge High School, he met and married Eleanor Daniels who was working at Sydney’s Drug Store in Lebanonat the time. Eleanor was the love of Donald’s life and that continued through their long marriage of more than 65 years.
Donald enlisted in the Army in 1953 and was stationed at Ft. Hood,Texas where he and Eleanor became the happy parents of two daughters, Donna(Moore) Reineke and Brenda Moore. Always a hard-working family man, Donald continually looked for better opportunities to support his family, and they made many moves to find those opportunities.
In the course of his life Donald worked as a diesel mechanic, manager of a car lot, a semi-driver for various companies and finally, what turned out to be his favorite job, as a driver for Greyhound.
Donald was eventually forced to resign his favorite position due to disability and subsequently opened a health food store in Omaha,Nebraska.
They purchased land in Missouri where they built and sold cabins.Donald and Eleanor traveled extensively through the western United States, ultimately moved to Montana where they become campground hosts for the Bureau of Land Management along the Madison River near Yellowstone National Park.
Donald and Eleanor eventually moved to Indiana in (2010) where they lived with their daughter, Brenda and her husband Greg Jones in Battle Ground.
Daughter Donna and husband Dannie also later moved to Battleground to be near them.
Donald was a man of integrity, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for country music. He will most certainly be missed by his family and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by older brother Cecil Moore and younger sister Norma (Moore) Scrivner.
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The Burlington Police Department needs your help with information on vandalism at Ball Hill Cemetery, rural Cutler, Indiana, between 4:45pm Sunday (09/23) and 8am Monday(09/24). 40+ grave stones were either painted, knocked over, or both. Any information call Burlington Town Hall 765-566-3672.
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Ball Hill Cemetery Vandalism Clean Up--with Irma Cook, Charles Bordner, and Friend Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018.
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Heritage Keepers surrounding the Centennial Monument on Monday, September 24, 2018. The founder of Carroll County, Indiana, constructed His Cabin Here in 1826. General Samuel Milroy also chose the name of the County Seat, Delphi.
Thomas Lee Martin, 78, of Yeoman passed away on Sept. 21, 2018 at IU Health in Lafayette.
He was born on July 20, 1940 in Carroll County, Indiana to the late Harvey A. and Lena (Houser) Martin. He attended Delphi schools and then served in the Army National Guard.
Mr. Martin worked for Monon Trailer and the went to work for Wabash National as a welder and retired from there in 1993.
He married Lois Stout in 1988 and she preceded him in death in 1996.
Tom enjoyed fishing and working in his yard.
He is survived by his children: Kathleen Martin (Tony Smith) of Delphi, Lisa Maddock of Providence, KY and James Martin of Delphi; siblings: Carolyn Fultz (Gene) of Camden and Terry Martin (Gayla) and Pearl Jenkins (Jerry) of Delphi; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Wed., Sept. 26, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Jason Moyers officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery, rural Carroll County.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
The Delphi High School Class of 1963 had their 55th class reunion this past weekend at the VFW in Delphi. Pictured Left to Right: Nita Lane Stickrod, Susan Kent Crumbo, Gene Snipes, Marilyn Porter Scott, Gene Humbarger, Sharon Hensley, Lynda McCain Brooks, Chuck Bradshaw, Sandy Felix Wilcox, Marlene Rishel Joseph, Judy Draper Mullin, Aleta Scott Tyner, John Flora, Tina Wray Tyner, Marsha Alberts Rossetter, Jan Griffey Kidder, Dale Humbarger, Vernon Cripe, and Nina Shaw Kibler. Also attending but not pictured is Nancy Nelson Vollmer.
Richard "Dick" Lee Davis
Richard “Dick” Lee Davis, 83 of Colburn passed away on Sept. 13, 2018. Dick was born on April 20, 1935 to the late Ernest Lester and Ruby Edna (Harriman) Davis in Frankfort, Indiana. He attended Delphi schools and served with the Indiana National Guard for 9 years.
He married Wilma Jean Pattengale on May 16, 1954 in Delphi and she survives.
Dick worked for Lahr Ford for 24 years and was a head custodian at Hershey, Harrison and Battle Ground schools for 15 years. He also worked as a tree trimmer for himself and Jerry Boone Tree Trimming. He mowed and maintained numerous cemeteries in the Carroll County area and the Colburn Park.
Dick was a member of Iroquois Archery in Rensselaer, the Indiana Pioneers and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his children: Leetta Darlene Siler (Kenneth) of Colburn, Michael Dean Davis (Dawn) of Delphi and Robert Lee Davis (Marsha) of Colburn; daughter-in-law, Jane Davis Harbolt of Colburn; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and siblings: Phyllis Moore of Delphi, James Davis (June) of Delphi, Lana Weaver of NC, and Cheri Marshall (Jeff) of FL.
He was preceded by his son, Richard “Butch” Gene Davis and his brother, Kenneth “Duke” Davis.
Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Nord Zootman officiating. Burial will follow in EUB Cemetery at Colburn. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine St., Suite 2400, New York, NY 10005.
The Carroll County Honor Guard observed the 17th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in New York with the flag at Half-Mast in memory of the thousands of United States Citizens who died on that day.
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Wreath Laying at Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Nine-Eleven Ceremony at the Courthouse.-Larry Leach and Gary Stanley Officiating..
Lucille Bowman, 90, of Rockfield passed away on Sept. 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi. She was born to the late David J. and Clara (Gower) Mayes on July 10, 1928 in Newport, Arkansas.
She married Herbert L. Bowman on March 21, 1961 at the Young America Baptist parsonage. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2016.
Mrs. Bowman retired from Delco Electronics where she had been a coil winder.
She was a member of the Rockfield Presbyterian Church.
Lucille enjoyed reading and was well known as a fantastic cook. And she was an avid Michigan State basketball fan.
She is survived by her son, Roy L. Bowman, Rockfield.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, D.J. Mayes.
Visitation will be from noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Pastor Grace Hammer officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockfield Cemetery, Rockfield.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Jana Kay Lupton Schwartz, 63, went home to be with her Lord & Savior, on Wednesday-September 5, 2018 at 2:40pm, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. She was born January 7, 1955 in Anderson, to the late Harold & Twyla June Bell Lupton. Her marriage was to Joseph W. Schwartz in Orlando, FL, on Nov. 23, 2000. Their anniversary is always on Thanksgiving Day, regardless of the date. As Jana would say, "We are always so thankful to have each other". She was a 1973 graduate of Madison Heights High School in Anderson. She worked for 20 years for Lafayette Bank & Trust in Brookston, and for 2 years at the Farmers State Bank. Her church life was always so precious to her, and while at the Federated Church in Brookston, she sang in the adult choir, played in the hand bell choir, directed the children's choir, and helped with their VBS. As a very active member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, she sang in the adult choir, played in the hand bell choir, was a worship leader, a member of the Delphi United Methodist Women, had served as her circles treasure, was a former church treasurer, wrote and directed the skits for the Cloth Kids for Christ Puppet ministry, helped with the Delphi Rotary meal, and funeral dinners. She was the 1st woman to be inducted into the Delphi Lions Club, and was the current treasurer. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, enjoyed car shows, and organized a show in Delphi for many years. She enjoyed crafts through the Hickory Grove Church Bazar, loved angel decorations, and Christmas decorating. She enjoyed music and playing the piano. She loved her dog Fancy. Jana loved the Lord, and is at home in heaven, resting in the arms of Jesus. She dearly loved her family, her church family, and many friends. Surviving: husband-Joseph W. Schwartz of Brookston; son-Michael & Kathryn Taylor of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren: Drew, Luke, & Nora Taylor; stepsons-Brian J. Schwartz of Lafayette, Greg J. Schwartz of Delphi, Scott & Regina Schwartz of Venice, FL; sister-Diana Lupton of Tampa, FL; brothers-Mark & Jill Lupton of Anderson, Kirby & Donna Lupton of Kettering, OH; 5 step grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a step granddaughter Meagan. The family will receive friends Saturday-Sept 15, 2018, from 1pm until her celebration of life service at 3pm at the Delphi United Methodist Church. Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Memorial contributions to the Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Richard D. "Dick" Houser, 76, of Delphi, died Monday-Sept 10, 2018 at 3:12am at his home after a brief illness. He was born Dec 3, 1941 in Carroll County, to the late Dale & Bessie Siefert Houser. His marriage was to Caroline L. Ridgway, in Delphi, on May 21, 1960, and she survives. He attended Delphi High School. He worked for United Feeds in Brookston for 27 years, retiring in 2005. He and his family enjoyed traveling, and he loved to hunt mushrooms in the Spring. He liked to watch the Indiana Pacers & Indianapolis Colts. He also liked to watch NASCAR, and his favorite driver was the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. He dearly loved his family, and spending time with them. Surviving: wife-Caroline L. Houser of Delphi; daughter-Rhonda S. Houser of Delphi; sons-Jeff & Teresa Houser of Delphi, Mark & Sherry Houser of Lafayette; sisters-Doris Shepard of Delphi, Nancy & David Isaacs of Delphi; brother-John Houser of Delphi; 2 grandchildren: Misty & Denny McGee, Elijah Richard Houser; 3 great grandchildren: Caleb Houser, Cameron McGee, Madisyn McGee. Preceded in death by 5 brothers: Wayne, Junior, Clayton, Gene, & Danny; 2 sisters: Mary & Ruby. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. John Wagner officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
AND ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING
AT DELPHI SCHOOLS ON FRIDAY
On Friday, September 7, 2018, Delphi Community School Corporation will be operating under a scheduled eLearning day. On that day, Delphi Community School Corporation will be hosting an active shooter training for ALL staff members.
This presentation and demonstration is designed to help the Delphi administration and staff members understand what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. It is our intent to be proactive for a situation of this nature, if it were ever to happen at the Delphi Community School Corporation. The training, designed and built on the RUN, HIDE, FIGHT strategy developed by ALiCE, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of law enforcement, civilian response options, and wound care.
The training will be held at Delphi Community High School at 501 Armory Road. ALiCE certified instructor Greg Hennecke of ASTRA Insurance will conduct the training in coordination with local law enforcement.
He will cover the following during the presentation:
Understanding how “TIME” is the second enemy
Actions (Run-Hide-Fight or ALiCE)
Understanding human response—fight, flight, freeze
Swarming/take down & body control.
Treating the wounded—all staff will learn to use tourniquets, compression bandages & chest seals.
Gunshot sound acclimation exercise
The training presentation will last for approx... 5 hours or so
Again, this training will include ALL staff members at the Delphi Community School Corporation. If there are any groups of students that would be interested in participating in this event, please have their sponsor contact me directly. If any staff members have any questions, please contact me as well.
Superintendent, Delphi Community School Corporation
Rosalyn M. “Rose” Scott, 82, of Delphi, passed away at her home on Sept. 2, 2018. Rosalyn was born on Feb. 8, 1936 in Radnor, IN to the late Truman I. and Evelyn (Horner) Zook. She was a 1954 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married Richard L. Scott on July 1, 1967 at the Delphi United Methodist Church and he survives.
Mrs. Scott provided childcare for many children over the years and was known to many as the “sturdy babysitter.” She was a retired homemaker.
She was a member of the Radnor United Methodist Church, former 4-H Leader, Cub Scout Leader and former member of the Delphi Little League Board.
Rosalyn enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, cross stitch and playing on several bowling leagues. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.
Along with her husband, Richard, she is survived by children: Charles Hammond (Theresa) of Delphi, Teresa McKnight (Eddie) of Lake Cicott, Bruce Hankins (Sue) of Delphi, Kevin Hammond (Jill), of Burlington, and Kenneth Scott (Regina) of Delphi; foster son, David Struble of Ava, MO; sister, Mertha Foster Tague (Jerry of Lafayette); 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
She was preceded by brother, Harold Zook.
Viewing will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Services will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.
Memorial contributions in Rosalyn’s memory to the Donor’s Favorite Charity.
Mr. Melvin L. Victor, of Delphi, Indiana, born on March 27, 1929 in Monon, Indiana, to the late Alna (Peg) (Ford) Victor and the late L.H. (Sonny) Victor, passed away at age 89 on August 31, 2018 in Lafayette, Indiana. Melvin graduated from Forest High School in 1947 where he played basketball and softball. From 1951 to 1955, Melvin honorably served in the Air Force, during the Korean War. He was based in Fort Worth, Texas where he attained the rank of Staff Sargent. Melvin was the loving husband of Maxine J (Zinn) Victor. Melvin and Maxine were married on September 12, 1948 at the Radnor United Methodist Church where they continue to be members. The couple was married for almost 70 years. Melvin worked at Smith Dairy in Delphi, Alcoa in Lafayette, and finished his 26 year career in sales and design at Zinn's kitchen where he retired in 1991. Melvin was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold (Irene) Victor and Robert (Jeanette) Victor. Melvin is survived by his sons, Mark (Sue) Victor and Max Victor; sister, Barbara (Jerome) Gagnon; grandchildren, K.C. (Kinsie) Victor, Kelsey (Ben) Lehman, Kiley (Daniel) Collins, and Skylar Victor; and great-grandchildren, Karson Victor, Ryan Lehman, Kambri Victor, and Jack Lehman. Melvin was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge #28, was in two different card clubs, a former Mason, and a Whirley Twirler Square Dance Club Member. Melvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, basketball, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Melvin and Maxine wintered for 27 years in Sarasota. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Thursday at 11am, Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Military Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions to the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation in honor of Kambri Victor, a great granddaughter to Melvin, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Ruby I. Houser Smith, 84, of Delphi, died Friday-August 31, 2018 at 9:53am, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. She was born Sept. 15, 1933 in Carroll County, to the late Dale & Bessie Siefert Houser. Her marriage was to Glen D. Smith, at the Hickory Grove Church, on June 5, 1953, and he survives. She was a 1951 graduate of Delphi High School. She worked at the former Peters-Revington Furniture Factory in Delphi for 15 years, and was a homemaker. She and her family enjoyed traveling, and she enjoyed cooking, and baking. She also liked to go to garage sales, and enjoyed working word puzzles. She loved the Indianapolis Colts. She dearly loved her family, and extended family, and many friends. Surviving: husband-Glen D. Smith of Delphi; son-Tony D. Smith & Kathleen Martin of Delphi; sisters-Doris Shepard of Delphi, Nancy & David Isaacs of Delphi; brothers-Richard & Carolyn Houser of Delphi, John Houser of Camden; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 2 sons Michael Dale & Randy Lee Smith; a daughter Trudy Louise Thompson; 1 sister Mary; 5 brothers Wayne, Junior, Clayton, Gene, & Danny. There will be no services. Private family burial will take place at Pleasant Run Cemetery, Delphi. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. https://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Opal Fern Bowman , 103, a resident of the Delphi community since 1920, passed away August 29, 2018 at her home in Delphi. Opal was born on August 8, 1915 to the late Albert William and Lida Rebecca (Simon) Smith in Hardy County, West Virginia. She moved, along with her family, to Indiana when she was 5 years old. She was a 1933 graduate of Delphi High School and 1934 graduate of the International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Opal married John Ira Bowman on August 8, 1947 in Yeoman, Indiana and he preceded her in death on November 5, 1995.
She was appointed in 1935 to the Social Security Board to initialize social security for the United States. Opal had worked as a bookkeeper and purchasing agent for Delphi Body Works from 1941-1959. She was Branch Manager and Consultant for Hometown Federal from 1960-1977 and served as a member of the Board of Directors there from 1978-1987.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #75 and had served as secretary and president; a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star #36 – Rose Chapter; and was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church.
Opal traveled to Mexico and Canada and 49 of the 50 states, missing only Hawaii. Her travels included 27 winters in Englewood, Florida, 27 summers on Lake Vermillion in Minnesota fishing, two 310 mile rafting trips through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, a horse pack trip through the Colorado mountains and a week-long houseboat adventure. Opal enjoyed being with people, reading, working on her computer and antiquing.
She is survived by her son, J.D. Bowman (Cindy) of Martinsville, grandchildren: Tracey Anne Martin of Indianapolis, Andrew Bowman and Jacob Bowman both of Martinsville; niece and nephews: Susan Vogel, Jeff Smith and Bruce Goslee; great nieces and nephew: Katie, Kim, Kylie, Hannah, Lydia, Aimee and Aaron.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Martin and brother, Garnie Smith.
Viewing will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. with funeral service immediately following at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Pastor Todd Ladd officiating. Burial will follow in Yeoman Cemetery, Yeoman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com\
Amber N. Boles, 41, of Delphi, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 4:00 A.M. She was born January 12, 1977 to the late Harry Walters Jr., and her mother Carol A. Morrow Nelson. Her marriage was to Jeffery A. Boles in Delphi, on June 22, 2013, and he survives.
Amber was a 1997 graduate of Delphi Community High School. She was currently working at Marathon in Delphi as a sales clerk for the past 3 years, and prior to that, at Discount Tobacco in Delphi for 15 years. She enjoyed garage sales, loved to be outdoors, fishing and camping. She enjoyed her cat, and watching Chicago Cubs Baseball.
Amber was loved by many. She enjoyed her job, because she loved people, and the brief and long-term relationships she built with her many patrons.
Surviving: husband-Jeffery A. Boles of Delphi; mother-Carol Nelson of Delphi; mother in law-Robin L. Boles of Delphi; grandmother in law-Wanda Best of Delphi; half brother-Richard & Diane Stewart of Delphi.
Friends may call Thursday, August 30, from 11am until her funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Tim Stewart officiating. Burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Assoc. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Marilyn A. Guckien, age 81, Camden, passed away at 7:38 a.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, in Miller's Merry Manor.
Born April 3, 1937, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Louis and Irene Cree Penn.
On April 7, 1956, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Logansport, she was married to John Guckien, who survives.
Marilyn was a 1955 graduate of Camden High School. She was a past member of the Double Dozen Home Ec Club.
She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Especially she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Thomas (Debra) Guckien, Camden, and Mark (Dawn) Guckien, Walton; grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Guckien, Camden, Evan Guckien, Rochester, and Austin Guckien, Walton; great grandson, Matthew Guckien, Camden.
Also surviving are her siblings, Phyllis Myers, Logansport, Rosaline Penn, Flora and Janice Collins, Camden; sisters-in-law, Norma Penn, Logansport, Linda Penn, Camden, Jane Penn, Camden; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dale Penn, Larry Penn, Gary Penn and a great grandson, Linn Guckien.
Visitation will be Monday, August 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kroeger Funeral Home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28th, at All Saints Catholic Church, with Fr. Jeff Martin officiating.
Donating the Proceeds of the American Legion Post 75 Raffle Booth to the Carroll County Cancer Association is Treasurer Carolyn Wood, Post Member Allen White, and Carroll County Cancer Association Secretary Carl Abbott.
A. Maxine (Jeffries) Dunker, 92, died peacefully in her home in Delphi, Indiana at 1:57 AM, Saturday, August 18, 2018. She is survived by her 3 children, Cheryl K. Dixon, Delphi, Indiana, Sande Storey, South Carolina, and Stephen (Sharon) Dunker, Florida. Also surviving are four grandsons, nine great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. A private memorial will be scheduled at a later date.
Marjorie E. Sieber 90 of Camden, passed away peacefully at 12:32 pm Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. She was born March 23,1928 in Battle Ground the daughter of the late Kenneth and Roseann Ward Galloway. She graduated from Camden High School in 1946. On May 29,1948 in Sleeth she married the love of her life, Gerald W. Sieber who preceded her in death June 14,1976.
Marge had been employed at United Telephone Company for 24 yrs, the Camden State Bank for 11 years and 12 years at Select Seeds in Camden. She was a member for over 60 years of the Carroll Chapter #475 (Clinton Chapter) , where she was Past Worthy Matron, Grand Rep, District Deputy #15, Camden American Legion Auxilary, Camden Women’s Literary Club, Camden Preservation Society, Past president of the Carroll County Heart Association, and was the First Camden Golden Star Queen. Marge never met a stranger and had a smile for everyone. Most kids knew her as grandma and knew where to go for cookies and ice cream.
Surviving are a Son Jeff (DeAnna) Sieber of Camden, a brother Ron (Jan) Galloway of Leesburg, FL, and Cathy Weaver of Camden whom she loved like a daughter, grandchildren Tristan (Keith) Freeman of Camden, Koby Sieber of Lafayette, Keagan Sieber of Camden, and Danielle Allen of Camden. She was preceded in death by a sister Mary Louise Hoagland.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Thursday at Cree Funeral Home, Camden, and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 am Friday at the Camden First Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Long officiating. Eastern Star services will be at 6pm Thursday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Camden First Baptist Church.
Earl F. Creasy, 87, of Cutler, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on March 17, 1931, in Westmoreland, TN to Edward R. and Attie L. Creasy. On August 16, 1952, he married the former Patricia (Skiles), in Michigantown, IN, and she survives.
Earl attended schools in Westmoreland before moving to Indiana. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 being deployed to Korea during the Korean War. He later worked for Globe Valve Corporation in Delphi and retired from there in 1996.
Earl was an avid fisherman and hunter. He took pride in his garden and lawn. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play in sports. He was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church in Flora and the American Legion.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Teena Jones (Rick) of Bringhurst; and Cathy Kingery (David) of Cutler; a son Michael Creasy (Greg) of Houston, TX; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of ViaQuest Hospice for the excellent care provided to Earl.
Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 13, at Wheeler Family Funeral Home in Flora. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Carroll County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ViaQuest Hospice or an organization of the donor's choice. For online condolences visit www.wheelerfamilyfuneralhome.com and the Wheeler Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
J-Turn To Be On Heartland Highway
UPDATE: IT NOW APPEARS THAT DUE TO LOCAL OPPOSITION TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED J-TURN, THAT THE STATE OF INDIANA HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE OFF THE MEDIAN SO THAT THERE WILL NO LONGER BE THRU TRAFFIC FOR COUNTY ROAD 800W ACROSS THE HOOSIER HEARTLAND CORRIDOR (SR 25).
CARROLL COUNTY,--INDOT--8/14/2018– The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that construction will begin Monday, Aug. 27, on a J-Turn project at the intersection of State Road 25 (Hoosier Heartland) and CR 800 W. The project is expected to be finished by the end of October.
During construction, SR 25 will have inside lanes closed with one lane of traffic flowing in each direction. CR 800 W. will close at both the north and south sides of the intersection on Aug. 27 for about one month.
The J-Turn is an alternative to traditional roadway intersections on a divided four-lane highway. Instead of motorists crossing fast-moving traffic to get to the median and opposing lanes, drivers at a J-Turn intersection turn right in the same direction of traffic, merge into a dedicated left turn lane and then make a U-Turn in the direction they intend to travel. Although drivers will have to travel slightly farther to get where they want to go, using J-Turns can take the same or less time than trying to wait for a safe and appropriate gap to cross all lanes of traffic.
J-Turns Reduce Injury Accidents:
The point of a J-Turn is to greatly reduce or even eliminate injury crashes that are common when drivers must cross busy highways to reach another road.
In 2015, INDOT’s first J-Turn opened to traffic at U.S. 41 and State Road 114/CR 400 in Newton County (Morocco). Since then, one of the worst intersections in the state for injury accidents has had one injury accident in over three years -- representing an 80 percent reduction in injury crashes -- despite a 14 percent increase in traffic in that time. In addition, there has been a reduction of non-injury crashes since the J-Turn was installed.
While J-Turns are relatively new in Indiana, they are common and effective on even higher traffic roadways all over the country.
8/13/2018--State Road 22 between 5th St. & State Road 29 in Burlington will be closed for approximately 2 months for road work.
--Photo By Mark A. Smith--
163rd Annual Old Settlers attendance recognitions at the meeting on Saturday, August 11, 2018, included (L-R): Oldest Woman--Jane Bishop, 87; Oldest Man--Bob Quinn, 95; Farthest--Michael G. Griffey, whose home is in Palin, Guatemala; Youngest Child--David Burkhart, 10;and Most Descendents in Attendance, Mary Clawson Brown with four in attendance.
Trena J. Jordan, age 46, unexpectedly passed the evening of August 8, 2018. Trena was born February 14, 1972 to Sharon Levenhagen and the late Robert Nape. She is preceded in death by sister Carla Mummert and brother Shawn Mummert. Survives are her two brothers; Martin (Sam) Mummert and Tracy Nape, one sister Viki Nape, two sons, Jaxin Brandenburg and Levi Busch, three nieces, and two nephews. Trena was a proud registered nurse that enjoyed her job in every aspect. Trena was a highly intelligent vibrant woman that enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes, mushroom hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. Trena unknowingly touched the lives of manypeople and she will always be remembered by her witty sense of humor and the capability to make everyone around her smile. Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Riley Park in Delphi (101 Riley Rd., Delphi, IN 46923). Share memories and condolences at https://www.simplicityfuneralcare. com.
Annual Heritage Awards Presented
Four recognition awards were presented at the 163rd Annual Meeing of the Carroll County Old Settlers on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at The Sanctuary on East Monroe Street in Delphi.
--Photo by Mark A. Smith--
Candi Pastor Harrison was presented an Award for her work documenting notable residents of South Delphi. In order to pay homage not only to her hometown but a very unique area of it, Candi has blended choice obituaries and stories of notables of the distaff side as well as their grand dwellings in which they resided at various pivotabl time periods in local history in her latest work "Doyennes of South Delphi." In addition to the uniquely published books on South Delphi she manages a Facebook page untizing social media to its optimum to accent similar and related topics.
--Photo by Mark A. Smith--
Melissa Bishop, on behalf of the Flora Depot Project: Pennsylvania 65000, was also recognized. A derelict Vandalia railroad depot which was originally constructed in 1908 and nearly demolished in 1910 by a railroad accident is presently being returned to its original glory such that early-day station agents W.O. Brown and Robert Clark would feel comfortable in the structure were they to appear on the scene today. The structure was later moved and converted to a Laundromat which then burned. Thanks to Flora Main Street's efforts the depot will hopefully be as beneficial to the Flora area in terms of economic development as was the original structure with the advent of the rails to the Flora area.
--Photo by Mark A. Smith--
The Clawson Sugar Bush was also recognized. In an age when acreage and the accompanying heritage are quickly fading, the Clawson family's enterprise of the Sugar Bush in Adams Township is an admirable legacy for future progeny to inherit.
Albert Shaffer, grandfather of Mary Brown, boiled the syrup outside in a shanty--the hard way--requiring 50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of Maple syrup. Presently it's fairly technological, with a discussion on the enterprise's Facebook page of utilizing tubing instead of the traditional buckets and spouts one usually associates with this unique business.
--Photo by Mark A. Smith--
Bob Quinn was presented a Heritage Award for his Artwork of Carroll County. Bob is characterized by a unique, nearly photographic style of art of local attractions, ranging from a rendition of the three courthouses, cabins at Canal Park, as well as his classic work displayed in the Gruber Parlor of the Reed Case House at Canal Park.
Bob inherited his family's business, Loy Roofing Company, and used that as an instrument of serving his native County and community in a unique way. His service to God has been seen in various leadership roles at the Delphi Presbyterian Church. Other expressions of his community service include the Lions Club and the former Masonic Lodge.
Old Settlers 2018 is underway, and a short period of rain didn't dampen the spirits Friday night as a large group of attendees enjoyed the rides, booths, and food on Friday evening, August 10. The event on the Courthouse Square in Delphi continues through Saturday.
Edward Lee Floyd, 77, of Delphi, died Thursday-Aug 2, 2018, at 12:36am, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born July 8, 1941 in Delphi to the late Edward G. Floyd, and Alice M. Thompson Mohler. He attended Delphi High School. He worked for 29 years at Purdue University, in janitorial services, retiring in 2004. He lived for 40 years in Lafayette, prior to his return to Delphi. He enjoyed watching movies, especially westerns, and playing video games. Surviving: sisters-Sharon & Fred Perez of Lafayette, Cindy & Dave Goodin of Monticello, Marsha & John Stoner of Delphi, Cindy & Barry Lawson of Arizona, Becky Floyd of Indianapolis, Karen Mohler of Logansport; brother-Mike Floyd of Florida; several nieces & nephews, brother in law Earl Ingmire of Logansport. Preceded in death by a brother Robert Floyd, brother William Mohler, sister Kathy Ingmire, stepfather Alvin Mohler. Services: Friends may call Thursday from 11am until his funeral at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to Carroll Manor Home, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Jack Orr passed away May 6, 2018 at Wesley Homes Health Center in Des Moines, Washington at the age of 99. He was born Jack Edward Orr in Delphi, IN on December 11, 1918, the son of Forrest and Dorothy (Smith) Orr. A graduate of Delphi High School, he earned a B.S. in Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Orr's professional life was spent in pharmacy education. He was Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University for two years and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah for five years. In 1952, he was named Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana, Missoula. In 1956, he came to the University of Washington where he served as Dean of the School of Pharmacy for twenty-two years. He remained on the faculty as a professor for five more years until his retirement in 1983.
Commissioned as an Ensign in the USNR, he served on active duty for two years during World War II.
He was elected President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy from 1963-64 and later served as chairman of the Executive Committee for five years. He was invited to serve on several advisory committees including: U.S. Public Health Service, Lederle Laboratories, National Wholesale Druggists Association, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and the Committee on Higher education of the Presbyterian Synod of Washington-Alaska. He was a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the Washington State Pharmacists Association and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. His fraternity memberships included Kappa Psi (pharmacy), Rho Chi (pharmacy), Phi Lambda Upsilon (chemistry) and Sigma Xi (research).
He was the author of over 100 professional and historical papers and of the centennial histories of the U.W. School of Pharmacy and the Washington State Pharmacists Association (co-author).
Jack was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Maxine (his high school sweetheart). He is survived by his daughter Judith Yurina (Michael) and their grandsons, Kevin Glantz (Kelly) and Ryan Yurina (Jamie) and great-grandsons, Zayne Jackson Glantz and Austin Louis Yurina.
Jack and Maxine made annual visits to their beloved Napili Bay in Maui for over 25 years. They enjoyed golfing together and their several cruises and trips to Europe. Along with Maxine, Jack was a rabid Husky football fan. He enjoyed golfing with buddies at Sand Point Country Club and his weekly luncheon-billiard games at the University of Washington Faculty Club.
Cremation and inurnment will take place at Acacia Memorial Park. At his request there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Charlene K. Moore Maxwell, 57, Delphi, died Thursday-Aug 2, 2018 at 7:30am, after a long battle with cancer, at her home. She was born October 16, 1960 in Lafayette, to the late Charles & Ina Mable Vaughan Moore. Her marriage was to James D. "Jim" Maxwell, at their home, on June 11, 1988, and he survives.
Charlene was a 1979 graduate of Delphi Community High School. She worked for 30 years at the former Peters Revington Furniture Factory in Delphi, then for 3 1/2 years at Wabash National in Lafayette, Ball Corp. in Monticello for 1 year, and 3 years at Deer Creek Ent. She was a member of the Draft Horse Club, and helped her sisters with their business, Moore Carriage Rides. She and her family enjoyed camping, she loved to take pictures and do photography, enjoyed 5K run/walks with her family, loved to visit her sisters in Texas.
Charlene never met a stranger, and was extremely social. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, and being together at family functions. She loved her dog Greta.
Surviving with her husband, James D. "Jim" Maxwell of Delphi, are daughters-Alyx & Aldo Guadarrama of Lafayette; and Logan J. Maxwell of Delphi; twin sister-Darlene & Tim Kingery of Delphi, sisters-Charlotte & Jim Calvert of Magnolia, TX, Marilyn J. Moore & Audry S. Boles of Crawly, TX; brother-Doyle E. Moore of Delphi. Preceded in death by a brother in law Sid. Services:
Friends may call Wednesday, August 8, from 4pm-7pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Private family memorial service will take place, with Rev. Tim Stewart officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com.
Dean A. Ratcliff, 86, of Delphi, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Delphi. Dean was born to the late John and Hilda E. Merrell Ratcliff on February 14, 1932 in Delphi.
Dean was a rural mail carrier for the Delphi Post Office for several years. He started as part-time and became full time driver. He also was a realtor in Delphi and Lafayette.
On July 12, 1953 Dean married the love of his life, Joanne Groninger, in Burrows. The spent 65 years together raising their three children.
He was a 1950 graduate of Delphi High School and attended Valparaiso University and Tech. Dean was a proud veteran serving our county in the National Guard and US Army being discharged as Seargent 1st Class. He continued to serve as a member of the Carroll County Honor Guard. He was a member of the VFW in Delphi, Kennel Club in Logansport, Lafayette Indiana Historic Auto Club. Dean enjoyed being a woodworker as a hobby. Dean won numerous Worlds Best Dad Awards. The most important thing in his life was making people smile and his family. Dean would make a bad situation into a good one with his witty humor and contagious smile.
Dean is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne. Two daughters and son-in-law's: Dianne and Jim Quesenbery and Michele "Shelley" Ralf. Son and daughter-in-law: Tim and Mary Ratcliff. Ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren not yet born yet and one great-great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.
Calling will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 4 - 7 PM at Abbott Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral services will be at 2 PM Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the funeral home. Pastor Dan Fisher officiating. Burial to follow with Carroll County Honor Guard Service at Brown Church Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the VFW of Carroll County.
BACK TO SCHOOL
As students of the Delphi Community School Corporation prepare for their return to classes after Summer Break on Thursday, August 9, they can always be proud of the heritage of their mascot.
It's great to be a Oracle. First, we are the only school in the United States to have that mascot; Second, we were named as the 2nd best mascot in Indiana; and Third, It is extremely unlikely that an Oracle will ever come down and protest, causing us to have to change our name. Following is information for High School parents and students from the Principal..
DCHS open house:Wednesday, August 8th, from 5 – 7 P.M. The building will be open during these hours for students to walk their schedule, pick-up their technology and meet their teachers. It is recommended that students access schedules from Skyward prior to attending. Administration and student services (guidance) will also be available to answer any questions.
Mandatory athletic meeting: Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00P.M. in the gymnasium. The athlete and at least one parent must attend this mandatory meeting to review important information and expectations for our athletes. Just a reminder for all athletes, a physical form that was completed after April 1st, must be on file in the athletic office prior to attending any mandatory athletic practices. This includes all summer conditioning. Any questions, please contact Mr. Sims or Mrs. Hartman at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
First day of school: Thursday, August 9th, 2018.
Communicate: At the high school, we communicate heavily with the students via school email. Students must check their emails daily. Daily announcements, attendance concerns, grade concerns, scholarship information, schedule changes and general information will be emailed to your students, so please ensure that your child is checking his/her emails. Parents, I do email out all information, as well as posting on the parents’ skyward account too. Again, please ensure your email and contact information is accurate. Our website is a wealth of information for school functions and athletics. The website address is: http://hs.delphi.k12.in.us/
To contact me, Mr. Brannan, Mr. Sims or any of the student service (guidance) staff during the day, email will be the most efficient method of communication. During the school day, we are actively involved with students and staff, therefore we will be difficult to reach by phone. Phone calls will generally be returned outside of school hours. If you have an emergency, contact the high school office.
From the world of Student Services: Mrs. Kirkwood and Mr. Tylenda have changed how students are serviced in Student Services. Mrs. Kirkwood will be working primarily with Seniors and Juniors. Mr. Tylenda will be working primarily with Sophomores and Freshman. (This change will not impact any students with IEPs. Those students will continue to be serviced by the same counselor for the four years they are in school.)
The Drop and Add period for the Fall semester of 2017-2018 school year will begin on August 1st and run through August 14th. This is to ensure the success of our students to secure all the material necessary in the class and to allow them seat time to earn the credit.
Dress Code: In order to assist you with back to school shopping, here is our dress code policy for all high school students:
In addition to educational responsibilities, the school system recognizes the opportunity and obligation to and appropriate dress/attire. A spirit of support and cooperation between parents and school personnel is work with parents in the development of positive student attitudes toward personal hygiene, appearance, needed to insure that students come to school appropriately dressed in attire, which does not pose health or safety hazards and is not disruptive or distracting to the school environment.
The following items should serve as a guide to students as they dress for school:
1. Skintight clothing, including any type of pants, shorts, leggings, tights, yoga- pants, spandex, etc., is prohibited unless covered by an article of clothing that covers the buttocks.
2. Shorts and skirts can be no higher than the width of a dollar bill (2 ½ inches) above the knee.
3. Students are required to wear shoes at all times.
4. Students are required to wear shirts, sweaters, or blouses that are worn, at a minimum, waist length.
5. Body piercing that is deemed obtrusive, distracting or inappropriate will not be allowed.
Students are NOT to wear:
A. Shirts or garments which only partially cover the upper body, such as tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, strapless tops, or mesh tops, unless said items of apparel are worn over or under a blouse or shirt.
B. Hats, sunglasses, headbands, bandanas, hoods, or any other inappropriate head covering.
C. Clothing that refers to or promotes the use of alcohol, beer, drugs, tobacco, or brands thereof.
D. Clothing that contains obscene/lewd writing or pictures, contains profanity, implies or portrays sex or suggests violence.
E. Pants or shorts that have holes, tears or slits higher than the width of a dollar bill above the knee.
F. Clothing or jewelry or other items that display gang emblems, signs, or symbols.
G. Clothing that has the potential to cause damage to persons or property. Examples are: chains, dog collars, studded belts or bracelets, cleats, heavy boots, or black soled shoes that leave marks.
H. Pajamas or slippers (except on designated spirit days)
I. Blankets, ponchos, shawls, serapes, etc.
J. Sagging pants that may lead to exposure of underwear or buttocks, or those that must be held up by the student while walking.
**If in the professional opinion of the principal or the assistant principal, a student’s dress/attire or personal appearance detracts from, disrupts, or interferes with school purposes or an educational function, the student will either be:
1st offense – Directed to call home to make arrangements to change personal appearance. If unable to change appearance, student will remain in ISS for the remainder of day.
2nd offense – Student will be directed to call home to make arrangements to change personal appearance. If unable to change appearance, student will remain in ISS for the remainder of day.
3rd offense – Continued violations of the dress code will result in (3) days ISS.
Again, we look forward to this coming school year. We embrace the parent-school communication and support. Here at DCHS, we think of the four years as a team effort to, not only educate your child, but more importantly, to ensure his/her success after he/she leaves our building. Please have a wonderful summer and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Sincerely, Ann-Marie Circle, Principal Delphi Community High School
The Delphi Class of ‘98 will have a 20 year reunion on Saturday, September 22nd. We will be taking a cruise on the Madam Carroll in Monticello. The boat starts boarding at 7:30 pm and departs at 8:30pm. Please purchase tickets by calling the Madam Carroll office at 574-583-3545. Tickets are $21 and can be purchased via credit or debit card. Please purchase your tickets EARLY as they do expect a sell out crowd! Also, join us for dinner before the cruise at Kopacetic Beer Factory at 5pm. It’s located at 12195 US 421 (across the highway from the Madam Carroll). Please call Jen Newell Kaeppel with questions at 765-404-1911. Hope to see many of you there! ________________________________________________________________________
The Class of 1963 will have their 55th Class Reunion on September 15 at the VFW in Delphi. Meet at the Courthouse Square at 4:45 for pictures. Happy hour is at 5:30 at the VFW with dinner following at 7:00 (Custom Select Catering). The cost is $25 per person. RSVP by September 8 to Tina Tyner at 765-564-3274.
The DCHS Class of 1957 has a Reunion scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the MCL RESTAURANT located in West Lafayette at 521 Sagamore Pkwy W. A class meeting at 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a meal at 11:30. Come early and stay as long as possible. If you are unable to attend, send a letter letting us know how you are and what occupies your time. Include a couple of memories from your years as a student at Delphi. Mail your letter to Marjorie Strasser, PO Box 3713, West Lafayette, IN 47996. Pass the word on to other classmates with whom you have contact. Spouses of classmates who are no longer living are welcome to attend. ________________________________________________________________________ Class of 2008 -10 Reunion
The class of 2008 is having their 10 year reunion August 11,2018 at the opera house in delphi from 4-8pm. There’s a fee of $20 to help cover the cost of the opera house. Any questions check out the Facebook page for class of 2008.
The 40th Reunion for the Class of 1978 will be held Saturday August 25th from 3:00pm until 11:00pm at the home of Jerry and Peg Minnicus. A meal will be included. Watch for updates via email. For more information contact: Don Dickinson - 765-427-5558 Brenda Moore - 765-414-7721 Cindy Holloway Muse - 765-404-0192 Lea Jeffrey Payne - 765-237-4702 Joyce Everett - 812-229-7844 Jerry & Peg Minnicus 765-564-1614 ________________________________________________________________________
The 60th reunion of the class of 1958 will be held Sept. 8th at noon. Tour of the Opera House at 11:00, lunch at the Intrepretive Center at 12:30, canal boat ride at 2:00, meeting and dessert following boat ride. Contact: Pat Duff, SueAnn Cornell, Pat Porter, Jan Girton or Byard Beaver
Marjorie Marie (Deel) Been, 93 of Rockfield, passed away on July 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born on Sept. 6, 1924 in Rockfield, Indiana to the late LJ and Mabel Eva (Ray) Deel. She was a 1942 graduate of Rockfield High School.
She married her husband of 72 years, Norman C. Been on Nov. 19, 1945 in Hayward, CA where Norman was stationed in the Navy.
Mrs. Been had worked at National Homes in it’s infancy. She had also worked in various offices in the Carroll County courthouse as well as was former postmaster at Rockfield.
She was a charter member of the Rockfield Community Club and life member of the Rockfield Presbyterian Church.
Along with her husband Norman, she is survived by her children: Molly Cline (Cary), Marilou White, Cathy Timmons (Don) and David Been (partner: Sherri) all of Lafayette; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded by her brother Bob Deel and his wife, Grace.
Viewing will be at Rockfield Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral services. Pastor Jerry Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Rockfield Presbyterian Church or the Rockfield Community Club.
Elmer Floyd Patrick, 95, of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at The Springs in Lafayette. He was born June 14, 1923, in Flora, to the late Edward F. and Gladys E. (Dunk) Patrick. On December 12, 1948, he married Betty L. Irmerger; she passed away on April 11, 1998. He later married Doris Liebert Lane on March 26, 2000; she survives.
In 1942, Elmer graduated from Delphi High School. During World War II, Elmer served as a paratrooper in the United States Army. He lived most of his life in Pyrmont and Buck Creek areas until moving to Lafayette in 1978. Elmer worked for 20 years at Purdue University Power Plant before retiring in 1998. He also owned and operated the blacksmith and repair shop in Buck Creek. Elmer was a member of Pyrmont Church of the Brethren, Buck Creek Fire Department, Rossville Volunteer Ambulance, and Milner Board. Elmer loved working on old engines and volunteered many hours to the Brethren Disaster Relief and Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to his wife, Elmer is survived by his children, Larry W. (Joyce) Patrick, of Pyrmont, Keith A. (Angela) Patrick, of Lafayette, and Beverly (Barry) Miller, of Rossville; Doris' daughters, Marilyn Lane-Sikes and Melody (Charles) Gipson; brothers, Don Patrick, of Florida, Evan Patrick and Roy Patrick, both of Lafayette, Jim Patrick, of Michigan, and Homer Patrick, of Florida; sisters, Mary Pemberton, of Fairmont, and Sharon Davis, of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Elmer is also preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth, Roger, and Ralph; and sister, Norma Garriott.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 10:00 a.m. to the start of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Pastor William Scott will officiate. Burial will follow in Pyrmont Cemetery. Memorials in Elmer's name may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
Alma E. Leslie Houser, 92, of Delphi, died Monday-July 16, 2018 at 12:23pm, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born March 24, 1926 in Rensselaer, to the late Clarence & Lydia Oberlander Leslie. Her marriage was to Fred W. Houser in Burnettsville, on June 14, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Mar 24, 2008. She attended the former Adams Township School. She was a homemaker, and worked for 8 years at the former Essex Wire in Flora. She was a member of the Rockfield Christian Church. She enjoyed needlepoint, gardening, and her many flower gardens. She loved animals and was an avid reader. She dearly loved her family, and the many gatherings they shared together. Surviving: sons-David & Kathy Houser of Delphi, Don & Rhonda Houser of Lafayette; sister-Norma & Marvin Klingerman of Plymouth; son in law-Tom Ginn of Delphi; 10 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter Pat; a granddaughter; a great grandson; daughter in law Delores; sisters Ruby & Edith; brothers Emmerson & Kenneth. Services: Friends may call Wednesday-August 1, 2018 from 10am until her funeral service at 12pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Brad Burton officiating. Burial at Pleasant Run Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Robert Reed "Bob" Scott
Residence: Delphi, Indiana
Died: Monday, July 23, 2018
Location: 2:18 p.m. at the White Oak Health Campus of Monticello, Indiana.
Date of Birth: Thursday, December 16, 1926
Birth place: at home in rural Delphi, Indiana.
Father: John L. Scott
Mother: Mary A. (O’Farrell) Scott
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, area all of his life.
Funeral Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Funeral Location: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Father David L. Rasner of the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Hickory Grove Cemetery of rural Delphi, Indiana.
Visitation will be: will be on Saturday July 28, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. with a Rosary Service and will continue until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 12:30 p.m. starting with family followed by the Catholic service. Burial will follow.
Biographical Information: Born and raised in rural Delphi, Indiana, attended Carson Grade School of rural Monticello, Indiana and graduated from the Monticello High School in 1944. He lived in his current home for over eighty - five years and worked on the family farm his entire life. Bob was still active in the family farm through the summer of 2017. Bob raised livestock and always was ready for the next challenge in farming. He loved and enjoyed auto racing, old westerns, and in later years collecting farm toys. Bob could be found on the farm or out in his yard, he loved the outdoors. He was a loving a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather. Bobs family meant the world to him and he kept up with all his cousins on both sides of his family.
Special Services: Rosary will be conducted at the start of viewing time at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Memorial Information: may be given to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Delphi, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Monticello, Carroll County 4H, or ViaQuest Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: In October of 1944 in Logansport, Indiana, he married Elnora F. Johnson. She died May of 1986.
Survivors include: Daughter, Mary Catherine Seely of Indianapolis, Indiana;
Son, John Robert (wife Theresa "Terri") Scott of Delphi, Indiana;
Grandchildren, Anne Michelle Rogers of New Castle, Indiana, Melanie (husband Jamie) Campbell of Delphi, Indiana, Brian (wife Nicole) Scott of Monticello, Indiana, and James Seely of Noblesville, Indiana;
Great-Grandchildren, Allie Rogers, Sarah Rogers, Sam Rogers, Victor Mukes, Jordan Campbell, Matthew Scott, Andrew Scott, Gunner Seely, and Harper Seely;
Great-Great Grandchildren, Annabell and Owen.
Preceded in Death: Parents, John L. & Mary A. (O’Farrell) Scott;
Wife, Elnora F. (Johnson) Scott;
Daughter, June Ann Rogers;
Grandson, Robert "Rob" Rogers;
Infant Brother, John Thomas Scott;
Sons-in-law, William "Bill" Seely, and Robert "Bob" Rogers.
Arrangements by: Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.
New Gazebo On Courthouse Square
--DELPHI TIMES PHOTO BY MICHAEL G. GRIFFEY--
On Thursday, July 19, 2018, a new Gazebo was placed on the Carroll County Court House lawn in Delphi. It is a beautiful addition to the community.
The former Gazebo had become deteriorated after many years of use, and while some wanted to move it elsewhere, it was not in a good enough state to be moved. The new Gazebo was purchased by the member businesses of The Greater Delphi Chamber of Commerce, and no public funds were used.
Thomas Neal Petry, M.D., 90, of Battle Ground, passed away on July 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on Sept. 24, 1927 in Anderson, Indiana to the late John T. and Verna (Lewark) Petry.
He was a 1945 graduate of Anderson High School. He entered Indiana University and earned a B.A. in chemistry with honors and entered medical school and graduated with a medical degree in 1954. He served an internship at General Hospital in Indianapolis and began family practice in Delphi in 1955, practicing until 1989. He left family practice in Delphi and worked as an Emergency Room doctor at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette until 1999. While at Indiana University, Dr. Petry, was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Rho Sigma, medical fraternity.
He entered the Army Air Force in 1946 and served for 18 months.
He was married to Beverly Henderson in 1946. She passed away in 1961. He then married Kaye McMurray DeFillippo in 1962 and she survives.
Dr. Petry is a member of the Delphi Presbyterian Church serving at one time as a deacon. Dr. Petry is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. He has served as delegate to the State Medical Society for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Kaye, son Chuck Petry (wife: Mindy); Kim Willis (husband: Brent). He was preceded in death by son, Tom and daughter, Kitty; brother, Verne Petry and brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Arnold. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Joanie Petry of Pendleton, Indiana; sister, Neva Arnold of Martinsville.
Dr. Petry’s other accomplishments include Medical Director of Emergency Depart, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Medical Director of Ambulance Services at Battle Ground, Shadeland, Sheffield Township, Stockwell, Wabash Township, Purdue Fire and Rescue, and Occupational Health Physician. He also served on the Education Committee Indiana Emergency Commission. Also, Medical Director of Carroll County Ambulance Service and Health Officer of Carroll County Health Department.
Dr. Petry served on the Board of Directors and Past President, Indiana Medical History Museum. Dr. Petry was a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Emergency Medicine, Indiana State Medical Association, Carroll County Medical Society, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Staff, Lafayette Home Hospital Medical Staff and Board of Directors of Indiana Medical History Museum. Dr. Petry also held life memberships in the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Wabash and Erie Canal Association in Delphi.
Dr. Petry had many interests including playing a variety of musical instruments, photography, scuba diving and doing magic shows for friends and family. Dr. Petry was a scuba diver and took diving medicine courses and lectured to various diving groups around the state of Indiana on the care and treatment of diving accidents. Dr. Petry was also the camp doctor at Camp Tecumseh for many years as well as being a camper there himself.
Per Dr. Petry’s request cremation is to take place with private family services at a later date. Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi is assisting the family with final arrangements.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Delphi, 213 S. Indiana St., Delphi, IN 46923; Camp Tecumseh, 12635 W. Tecumseh Bend Road, Brookston, IN 47923 or the donor’s favorite charity.
Lois Ann Mayberry Ayres, 92, formerly of Flora, died Sat-July 14, 2018 at 9:15am, at St Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She was born Mar 9, 1926 in Logansport, to the late George & Fern Hower Mayberry. Her marriage was to Richard Lee Ayres in Logansport on Oct 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1989. She was a 1944 graduate of Logansport High School. She and her husband owned and operated Ayres Oil Co., in Flora, where she was the bookkeeper for many years. She then worked part-time at the former J Ann Shop, and then for the Grapevine Boutique in Flora. She was a member of the Living Faith Church of the Brethren, Flora. She enjoyed bowling, tennis, playing bridge, and boating, swimming, and skiing on Lake Freeman. She dearly loved her family. Surviving: daughters-Karen & Kenneth "Ken" Anderson of New Port Richey, FL, Cindy Lesh of Monticello; grandchildren: Kristie, Kendra, Shea, & Brandon; great grandchildren: Kinsey Zinn; Kassidy Jones; Kelsey Jones; step sister-Donna & Bart Bartrand of Grand Rapids, MI. Preceded in death by a sister Betty. A private family celebration of life memorial service has taken place. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Barbara S. Farrell, 72 of Lafayette passed away at Rosewalk Village on Friday July 13,2018. She was born November 22,1945 at Delphi, the daughter of the late John and Marabelle Felix. She was a 1964 graduate of Delphi High School. Her marriage was to Dean R. Farrell, he survives. Barbara had worked at General Foods and the Indiana Veteran’s Home, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving with her husband are a son Chris (Lynessa) DeVries of Lafayette, daughter Catrina DeVries of Lafayette, step-daughters Anita Farrell of Lafayette, Lori Cooper of MI, Lana Dixon of Lafayette, step-son Kelly Farrell of Lafayette, one sister Sandy (Gene) Wilcox of Lafayette, grandchildren Tony Clevinger, Dusty Clevinger, Levi Farrell, Sequoyah Farrell, Katelyn Mathers, Taylor Mathers, Lyndsea DeVries, Gracelyn DeVries, Jacob DeVries,andJessicaDixon. She was preceded in death by three brothers.
The family will have private family services.
TMG Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
Serious Boat Incident on Lake Shafer
DNR--7/15/2018--Jason Ward (44), of Mishawaka, was operating a 2014 Moomba Runabout Ski Boat carrying 6 passengers on Lake Shafer when the boat collided with an overhanging tree, rendering Ward unconscious. The boat continued before running aground into the bank. Ward was flown from IU White Memorial Hospital to Methodist Hospital in a Lifeline Helicopter. His condition is unknown at this time. Passenger James Scott, of Valparaiso, was flown from IU White Memorial Hospital to Methodist Hospital in a Lutheran Air Helicopter. Scott is listed in stable condition. John Mahoney, of Porter, was transported to IU White Memorial by ambulance. His condition is unknown. The additional passengers included Tina Barnes, Lynn Colby, Greg Barnes, and James Svetich, all from Valparaiso. Further investigation, including a reconstruction of the incident, will take place by Indiana Conservation Officers over the next several days. Speed and alcohol are believed to be a factor in the incident.
DNR Increases Personnel on Patrol With DCHS Grad Indiana Conservation Officers of Operational District 3 recently added an officer to increase patrol efforts. Jordan Wagner is currently assigned to Cass County, but will be visible in several of the surrounding counties to cover calls and conduct investigations. Jordan (25) of Carroll County, graduated from Delphi High School in 2011. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Wabash College in 2015. He is the son of Joel and Terri Wagner. Jordan completed the Indiana Conservation Officer’s Core Values Training in 2017, which is a rigorous month long training process that consists of demanding physical training, team building exercises, and mental preparation for solo patrol in remote areas. Over the next several months he completed the 15 week Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, 10 weeks of Essentials Training, and a Field Training Program consisting of 90 plus shifts with veteran officers. Indiana Conservation Officers are fully sworn law enforcement officers that focus their enforcement efforts on natural resource law enforcement, along with the enforcement of all state laws. For further information on the duties of an Indiana Conservation Officer and career opportunities, visit https://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2760.htm.
Doris G. Stennett Marshall, 83, of Flora, died Monday-July 9, 2018 at 1:20am at her home. She was born April 6, 1935 in Raleigh, NC, to the late T.O. "Ollie" & Nett Thorn (THORN) Stennett. Her marriage was to Frank J. Marshall Jr., in Indianapolis, on Aug 24, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Nov 26, 2005. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1953, Charlotte, NC; and received her RN degree from The Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, Charlotte, NC. She worked for 22 years in psychiatric & dental nursing, and in medical insurance claims. After retirement, she lived in Brown Co., IN, and worked in various craft shops in and around the Nashville area. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Delphi, where she was active with the women's fellowship and the Altar & Rosary Society. She and her husband belonged to the Knights of Columbus, and bowled on their league. She enjoyed music, and could play the piano, flute and violin. She enjoyed camping and traveling, having been to almost all the States, and in Canada & Europe, and loved to cruise her lake in her pontoon boat. She loved animals, especially her dogs. She was a member of the Chow Chow Association, and the Wildlife Federation. She enjoyed meeting people, and striking up a conversation with them, wherever she was. Surviving: daughters-Kellie D. Marshall of Charleston, SC, Debbie L. Gray of Lafayette; son-Kevin & Kim Marshall of Thorntown; 7 grandchildren. Preceded in death by an inf son John; a brother Donald. There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Shannon S. Jones, 56, of Mulberry, died Fri-July 6, 2018, at 12:07pm at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. He was born Dec 19, 1961 in Lafayette, to the late G. Michael & Harriette Sullivan Jones. He graduated from Wawasee High School in1980, and attended Purdue University. He worked for Stone City Iron Works, in structural & designing steel buildings. While at Wawasee, he lettered in track & cross country, and during his sophomore year at Rossville High School, he lettered in cross country. He enjoyed reading, and tinkering with electronics. He enjoyed cooking, and was a self taught gourmet. Shannon was a very determined individual. He was kind hearted, friendly & caring. He enjoyed meeting people, and the good conversations they would have. He loved his family. Surviving: daughter-Shae N. Jones of Nantucket, Mass.; son-Andrew Jones of Ringgold, GA; sisters-Ramona & Jeff Bass of Mulberry, Rene & Mamoun Hariri of Delphi; brother-Kristopher Jones of Mulberry. Graveside service will be held Thursday at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi. Chaplin Dwight Herin officiating. Memorial contributions to Franciscan Hospice, Bill Long Building, 1415 Salem St., Ste. 202W, Lafayette, IN 47904. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Recently the son of Neda K. Duff, Carroll County Assessor, was arrested at the home of his Mother on drug charges. Instead of focusing on the offender, the Carroll County Comet and some regional daily news outlets focused on the Assessor, who was not involved with the narcotics charges for her son, insinuating that she was involved in the illegal activity, which she was not. Having personally known the Assessor and her family for over 50 years, and knowing what a good family they are, I felt that the negative reports were totally uncalled for. Therefore I have decided to publish the response of Neda K. (Coghill) Duff.
Response to July 4, 2018 article in the Carroll County Comet by Carroll County Accessor Neda Kay Duff.
I am writing to state the facts.
Did the Police come to my house June 30? Yes they did!
Did they find anything other than a roach in a cigarette package? No they did not!
Were drugs being sold out of my house? No they were not!
Am I a law-abiding Citizen? Yes I am! I have never smoked Marijuana or done drugs!!
Am I the parent of a drug addict? Yes I am!
Do I approve of his actions? No I do not!
Does that mean I love my child any less? No it does not!!
I am a mother 24/7. As a mother I love my son unconditionally even though he is an addict. I don't believe any child wants to grow up to be a drug addict! It happens by making a wrong decision, a decision that could change their lives forever! You try to teach your children right from wrong and by example, but sometimes they follow the wrong path.
I have not changed my beliefs or the way I live my life because of his addiction. However, it has made me more compassionate for all the troubled souls with addictions and for the parents of those souls.
I pray every day that God will lay his healing hand on William and all addicts to show them the way to recovery.
I don't understand why this newspaper (Carroll County Comet) feels the need to portray me negatively in most articles. I am a conscientious public official who believes in getting the facts, being fair and treating people with courtesy, dignity and respect. There is enough negativity and evil in the world so why do they feel the need to add to it?
If your life has never been affected by drugs or alcohol or known someone who has been, you need to thank God everyday.
Neda K. Duff
MISS CARROLL COUNTY CONTESTANTS 2018
--by Katey Roth
If you’re looking for something to do this Saturday night, July 14th, please make your way to the fairgrounds!! These wonderful ladies and myself will be participating in this years Miss Carroll County Queen/Princess contest and I can assure you that we will not disappoint!!
The church tent, Jr.Leader stand & lions club ice cream trailer will be open and available to fix those fair food cravings I know we’ve all been having since last July!! 😉 The contest begins at 7 but come earlier for a good seat!!
Once again, this Saturday, July 14th at 7pm!! We would love to see everyone’s smiling faces in the crowd!! #MissCC2018#sand2shavings
The DCHS Class of 1957 has a Reunion scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the MCL RESTAURANT located in West Lafayette at 521 Sagamore Pkwy W. A class meeting at 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a meal at 11:30. Come early and stay as long as possible. If you are unable to attend, send a letter letting us know how you are and what occupies your time. Include a couple of memories from your years as a student at Delphi. Mail your letter to Marjorie Strasser, PO Box 3713, West Lafayette, IN 47996. Pass the word on to other classmates with whom you have contact. Spouses of classmates who are no longer living are welcome to attend. ________________________________________________________________________ Class of 2008 -10 Reunion
The class of 2008 is having their 10 year reunion August 11,2018 at the opera house in delphi from 4-8pm. There’s a fee of $20 to help cover the cost of the opera house. Any questions check out the Facebook page for class of 2008.
Nancy Ann Hampton, 78, formerly of Otterbein, died, Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born, September 27, 1939, in Gary, IN, to the late Raymond & Martha (Bell) Temple. She married James " Jim" Hampton, June 7, 1976, in Lafayette; he died, May 23, 2005. She graduated from Delphi High School. Nancy worked as the Otterbein Town Clerk, for 17 years & also managed WH Long Homes, in Otterbein. She enjoyed flowers, working in her yard & playing Bingo.
Nancy is survived by her Daughter, Juli Thompson, Son, Bruce (Wife, Karen) Ferguson, Step-Daughter, Jane (Husband, Russell) Hoaks, 4 Grandchildren, 6 Step-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren & a Sister, Susan (Husband, Gary) Gray. She is preceded in death her Husband, Jim, Step-son Jerry Hampton & Grandson, Allen Ferguson.
Visitation will be, Friday, July 13, 2018, from 11 AM until time of services at 1 PM, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein, with Pastor Gary Sims officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein American Legion Martin Kennedy Post #125, PO Box 82, Otterbein, IN 47970. Visit www.shoemakerfh.comor Shoemaker Funeral Home- Otterbein, Indiana Facebook page to leave any condolences or to share a memory of Nancy.
Mary Lynn Weaver, age 80, Logansport, passed away at 1:44 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, surrounded by her family at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born in Lafayette on October 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Cohee Orr, who raised her in the city of Delphi. There, she attended Delphi Community High School, and met her husband, Joseph (Joe) E. Weaver. They were married on August 5, 1962 and would be celebrating 56 years of marriage this coming August.
Mary devoted 56 years to educating and helping others in the field of nursing. She began her career while still a high school student, working alongside the Health Officer of Carroll County. From there, she pursued her nursing degree at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1958. Developing an early passion for diabetic patients in private practice in Indianapolis, she would continue on her journey in medicine to Logansport Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse from 1966 to 1999, devoting her skills to the education of diabetic patients as a staff nurse and staff development and infection control coordinator. After retirement, she brought her years of experience to the surgical office of Dr. Todd S. Weinstein, MD., before officially retiring from the field.
Mary is survived by her husband, Joe, Logansport; daughters, Mary Catherine “Cathy” Samuels (Dale), Logansport, and Elizabeth Anne “Beth” Weaver, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Megan Samuels, Indianapolis, Cameron Samuels, Lafayette, and Erin Samuels, Muncie; brother, John Orr (Sandy), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Even in her spare time, Mary devoted herself to helping others. She was an active board member of the American Red Cross for many years, was president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Inc., APIC Indiana Chapter #76, gave her time as a Blood Bank volunteer, and spent Sundays at church, often volunteering her skills taking blood pressure before and after services.
Mary was a active member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority for over 50 years, most notably known for her dedication to the Mental Health Committee. She was on the District Level of Tri Kappa, chairing the Hilda Bowen Nursing Scholarship committee, which awards scholarship funds to outstanding nursing students in the local area.
When she wasn’t helping others, Mary enjoyed traveling, solving crossword puzzles, attending concerts and musicals, shopping for shoes, and spending time with family and friends.
Mary will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and nurse.
A Tri Kappa Memorial Service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m.on Saturday, July 14, 2018, with the funeral service immediately following. Both services will be at Calvary Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Chuck Compton will officiate at the funeral.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, also at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis 46250. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.
The 60th reunion of the class of 1958 will be held Sept. 8th at noon. Tour of the Opera House at 11:00, lunch at the Intrepretive Center at 12:30, canal boat ride at 2:00, meeting and dessert following boat ride. Contact: Pat Duff, SueAnn Cornell, Pat Porter, Jan Girton or Byard Beaver.
Barbara J. Sell, 83, of Delphi passed away on July 3, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family. Barbara was born in Anderson, Indiana on Feb. 26, 1935 to the late Virgil “Jim” and Sara (Baker) McFatridge. She was a 1953 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married Glen W. Sell on Oct. 16, 1955 at the Burrows Presbyterian Church and he survives.
She retired after 11 years as a Chapter 1 reading aid and cook for Camden Elementary.
She was a member of the Burrows Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a former member of the Aim High & Liberty Bells Home Ec clubs.
She enjoyed knitting, quilting, sewing, coloring and reading fiction.
Along with her husband, Glen, she is survived by her daughters: Cindy Sell of Lafayette and Cheryl Kurihara of Delphi; grandson, Rigel Hahn (Kaitlyn) of Paoli; sister, Carol Dziacko of Indianapolis and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Stan Dziacko.
Visitation will be held at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 9:30 until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service. Pastor Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial will follow in Camden Cemetery, Camden.
Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the following: Comfort Keepers of Logansport, Guardian Angel Hospice of Kokomo or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Fred L. McCain went into the hands of his Lord and Savior on June 26, 2018 in Spokane, Washington.
Fred was born in Kokomo, IN on August 10, 1938 to J. Reid and Louise Hope (Kendall) McCain. He graduated from Delphi High School where he was also the class president in 1956. They called him “Eagle Eye McCain” for his memorable basketball skills.
Fred went on to serve in the US Army. Fred received a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and then a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from California State and a second Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Arkansas. He taught junior high school in California.
Fred became a born-again Christian while in Germany at the age of 38. While in Germany, he was the President of Protestant Chapel Council, 2nd General Hospital, Landstuhl and taught at Ramstein AFB. While in Pontiac, Fred was an elder at Pontiac Bible Church, a bible study teacher, and a high school teacher. While in Kansas City, he was a Volunteer at the City Union Mission and a member of Mission Road Bible Church. Fred was a member of the Gideons throughout his time in Pontiac and Kansas City.
He was a beloved teacher.
Fred is survived by his wife, Jean Hoffman McCain; children, Sarah (Chad) Spencer, Jennifer (Steve) Sutanto and Matt (Lindsey) McCain; grandchildren, Josiah Spencer, Emma Spencer, Hope Spencer, Joshua Sutanto, Brody Sutanto, and Geo McCain; siblings, Jane Geroux, Marialyce Knoll, Joanne Gordon, Jim McCain, and Lynda Brooks; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Nancy Foster, John Kendall McCain, Pat Kanable, Bill McCain and Julia McCain.
Viewing will take place on Sunday, July 8th from 1pm to 2pm at Sharon Baptist Church, 7012 E. 50 N., Flora, IN 46929 with a funeral service beginning at 2pm. A graveside service will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, adjacent to the church.
Immediately following the graveside service, there will be a meal served at Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 US-421, Delphi, IN 46923.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to any of the following organizations: The Gideons International at www2.gideons.org/donate; or, in memory of “Jaja Fred”, to the Fields of Grace Ministries Tuition Scholarship Fund Uganda whose school is directed by his daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Chad, at www.fieldsofgraceministries.org or PO Box 122, Alma, MO 64001; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1403 S. Grand Blvd. #202S, Spokane, WA 99203.
Noreeta “Rita” Pearson, 81, of Churubusco, passed away at 10:10 p.m., on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Miller’s at Oak Pointe.
Born on April 7, 1937, in Sheldon, IL., she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Hazel (Long) Herr, Sr. She spent her formative years in Delphi and graduated from Delphi High School.
Rita was married on July 3, 1955, to Robert “Max” Pearson, in Delphi and moved to this area in 1970. He preceded her in death on August 13, 2016.
She retired from Churubusco Elementary School after more than 20 years as a teacher’s aide. In her retirement she worked at Jelly Stone Campground.
Rita loved her family and spending time with them. She will be missed dearly.
The surviving relatives include three sons, Glenn A. (Paula) Pearson of South Bend, Doug (Beth) Pearson, and David Pearson both of Churubusco; two daughters, Tracy (Wayne) Krider of Columbia City and Kristina (Garry) Oliver of Churubusco; two sisters, Cora (Larry) Ware of Fort Myers, FL and Cheryl Beard of Lafayette; three brothers, Richard (Kary) Herr of Delong, FL, Leonard (Rita) Herr of Lafayette and Duane (Beth) Herr of Monticello; nine grandchildren, Michael and Gregory Pearson, Brittany, Jordan, and Kayla Pearson, Nicole Huston, Jarrod Krider, Landon and Mallory Pearson; six great grandchildren, Matthew and Tristan Pearson, Jack and Ava Huston, Holyn and Hayden Krider.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her three sisters, Diana Asoera, Roberta Sparhawk and Della Craig; two brothers, Maurice Herr, Jr. and Jack Herr.
Calling will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Calling also one hour prior to the service.
Services will begin at 11:00 AM, at Collins United Methodist Church, on Monday, July 2, 2018.
Burial will follow at Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to Collins United Methodist Church.
Online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.
William Glen Weatherwax
William Weatherwax, 30, of Delphi passed away on June 25, 2018 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. He was born on October 5, 1987 in Lafayette, Indiana to Van D. and Belinda S. (Dickinson) Weatherwax. He was a 2006 graduate of Delphi High School.
William was employed at Wabash National as an assembler.
He enjoyed fishing, swimming, spoiling his niece and nephews and spending time with his family.
Along with his parents: Belinda and Deet Weatherwax, he is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Hofmann and her husband, Nate, and their children: Mac, Wyatt and Ellie Hofmann of Americus.
He was preceded by his maternal grandparents, William and Barbara Dickinson; paternal grandparents, Robert and Betty Weatherwax; Uncle, Ron Dickinson; Aunts: Julie Weatherwax and LaDora Hamilton.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi until the 5:00 p.m. funeral service. Please dress in casual attire. Pastor Bill Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Zion Citizens Cemetery, Flora at a later date.
Memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to Brady’s Hope, 1537 S 6 W, Bringhurst, IN 46913.
Kenneth “Ken” Eugene Blohm, 70, of Peru, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 6, 1948 in Logansport to his mother; Margaret Blohm and his late father Leland Blohm. He was married to Kim Blohm of Peru on December 12, 2002 and she survives.
Ken retired from Millers Merry Manor on Dec. 31, 2017. After his retirement, Ken decided it was time to expand his horizons farther. In April 2017 Ken became an over the road driver for Professional Transportation Inc. which he transported railroaders to their various destinations. Ken was a dedicated man and always was there to help anyone. He passed doing what he loved to do, and that’s working. In Ken’s free time he loved going to casinos and loved his scratch off tickets and of course Nascar and his driver, Jeff Gordon
Surviving Ken is his wife; Kim Blohm, his mother; Margaret Blohm, his daughters; Cheryl Rood of Jerome, ID and Jennifer Emerson of Troy, OH, his son; Richard Johnson of Sulsue, CA, step-son; Randy Childers of Peru, IN, his step-daughter; Ashley Childers of Peru, IN. Ken has 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his father, his infant daughter, Sandra, his infant grandson, Joshua and his best friend Mark Benson.
Visitation for Ken will be on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 2-4pm at Riverview Funeral Home, 421 W. Canal St. Peru, IN 46970. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Riverview Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made at www.riverviewfhperu.com
Swimmer Drowns in Tippecanoe River
Tuesday June 26, 2018, 9:16 PM UPDATE...BODY FOUND
Indiana Conservation Officers were notified that a boater located a body on the Tippecanoe River near Arrow Point Ct in White County. This is south of the SR 18 Bridge and approximately six miles (river miles) downstream from where witnesses reported seeing a swimmer disappear below the surface of the water on Sunday morning. Conservation Officers responded to the area and recovered the body.
Family has been notified and confirm photographs of tattoos from the recovered body match those of Michael Bane.
The White County Coroner will work to confirm the identity and determine the official cause of death.
Correction from yesterday. Michael Bane is 37 and is from Battle Ground.
Update June 25, 2018--Indiana DNR--
Indiana Conservation Officers are now investigating a missing person case. The missing person is believed to be the man witnesses observed disappear below the water yesterday on the Tippecanoe River.
Michael S. Bane (38) of Delphi has not been seen or heard from by family and friends since yesterday (June24) around 730am. It is believed Bane intended to swim across the river to a friends house. It should be noted that nobody saw Bane enter the water, Witness descriptions are similar to descriptions provided by the family.
Michael Bane was last seen wearing green pants and a tan shirt. He is described as 6'1" and 170 pounds. His hair is now longer than depicted in the photo. Investigatory are asking if anyone has been in contact with Bane since yesterday morning, to please contact DNR Law Enforcement Dispatch at 812-837-9536.
Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing to search the Tippecanoe River by boat.
Willard "Will" Burdine, 85, of rural Brookston, died Monday-June 25, 2018, at 6:03pm at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. He was born Nov 11, 1932 in Somerset, KY, to the late Bruce & Stella Baker Burdine. His marriage was to Mildred B. Faulknor in Speedway, on Nov 11, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Sept 18, 2015. He was a 1950 graduate of Somerset High School. He worked for 35 years at Deluxe Check Printers in Indianapolis, 30 years as shift supervisor, retiring in 1991. He then worked part time at AMS Production Machine in Plainfield for 11 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Loved to be outside along the river, boating, and enjoying the river life. He liked carpentry, and enjoyed bowling. He dearly loved his family. Surviving: daughter-Donna & Wes Albrecht of Bainbridge; sons-Ric & Pam Burdine of Mooresville, Bryan L. Burdine of Brookston, Christopher A. Burdine of Brookston; sisters-Doris Wright of Greenwood, Mary Lou McWhirter of Greenwood, Rosalie & Dwight Bullock of Somerset, KY; 7 grandchildren: Brennah Mae Burdine, Nicholas Lee Burdine, Larry Turk, Damon Turk, Erin Durham, Kristin Taylor, Shawn Thompson; 11 great grandchildren. Preceded by a sister Willena; a brother Edgar.
Services: Friends may call Friday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at First Assembly of God Church, 9835 W. US 421 N, Delphi, Pastor Brent Oliver officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
PHOTO BY MICHAEL ALAN SMITH
Patriot Grave Recognition Ceremony Honoring Patrick Galloway at Seceder Cemetery Saturday, June 23, 2018, by Galloway Descendents.
The class of 2008 is having their 10 year reunion August 11,2018 at the opera house in delphi from 4-8pm. There’s a fee of $20 to help cover the cost of the opera house. Any questions check out the Facebook page for class of 2008.
The 40th Reunion for the Class of 1978 will be held Saturday August 25th from 3:00pm until 11:00pm at the home of Jerry and Peg Minnicus. A meal will be included. Watch for updates via email. For more information contact: Don Dickinson - 765-427-5558 Brenda Moore - 765-414-7721 Cindy Holloway Muse - 765-404-0192 Lea Jeffrey Payne - 765-237-4702 Joyce Everett - 812-229-7844 Jerry & Peg Minnicus 765-564-1614
The DHS class of 1958 will hold their 60th reunion at the Canal Center on Sept. 8. More information coming soon. Please send all updated email addresses to email@example.com. Thank you Pat Duff.
--by Emily Hudson and Kristina Powlen
Bonnie Maxwell is the 2018 recipient of the Delphi Wall of Distinction Award. Bonnie was born and raised in Madison township. She attended Delphi High School and by the encouragement of her well-respected teachers, she continued her schooling at Indiana University. Bonnie left for Indiana University in 1962 and eventually graduated with a Master’s degree in Library Science.
Ms. Maxwell was away from Delphi for 43 years until she decided to return. “When I came back, I became interested in all of the assets of Delphi that were undiscovered or hidden in the county.” Since Bonnie has returned to Delphi, she has been involved with many community service groups and has headed many projects. Alongside many other volunteers, Ms. Maxwell helped raise $250,000 to save and restore Adam’s Mill. Ms. Maxwell explained, “You have to put in a lot of effort and hope it bears fruit.” She also was the speaker for the Indiana Bicentennial celebration and headed a project in that effort.
As for what stimulated her interest in restoring historical artifacts, Ms. Maxwell explained that when she was young, her grandmother was the one who inspired her. Her grandmother had letters from her relatives who fought in the Civil War and they were well-preserved. Bonnie said she would read those letters over and over again. Bonnie also said her grandmother would take her to cemeteries and while looking at the gravestones, her grandmother would talk about every person she had known.
Ms. Maxwell encourages all students to take advantage of the beautiful historical sites in quaint Delphi, Indiana. “Preserve, restore, reuse, and publicize,” she said. Bonnie also implores that all students adopt a love for volunteerism. She said she was very impressed with the aptness of young people to help, specifically mentioning the FFA and football players. “We need people of all ages. On some of the projects we have done, such as working on the east part of the freedom bridge, the Delphi football team, FFA, and scouts have provided invaluable service.”
Ms. Maxwell has spearheaded projects and teams such as the Adams Mill, Inc., Old Settlers Association, and Carroll County Historical Society, trail cutting, Monon High Bridge restoration, and others. Her passion has fueled her volunteerism for the past 21 years in our community and there is no sign of it waning. Carroll County is certainly the better for it.
Helen Anderson, 98, of Delphi, passed away on June 14, 2018 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. Helen was born in Jackson Township, Carroll County, to the late John R. and Stella M. (Linton) Denton. She attended Woodville and later Flora High School.
She married Charles A. “Andy” Anderson on Nov. 20, 1936 at the Delphi Methodist Church. He preceded her on Aug. 2, 1982.
Helen was a longtime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Rain & Shine Class, a member of the WTCU, the Rebecca Lodge and the Deer Creek Home Ec Club. She gave her time to prepare the Funeral and Rotary dinners. She was known for her delicious noodles.
Helen enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her son, Charles L. Anderson (Jinx) of Bringhurst; daughters: Patricia Potts (Wayne) of Delphi, Claire Anderson (Terry) of Wyoming, Michigan, Geneva Martin (Bill) of Lafayette; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by her daughter, Bettie Butcher; sons: Daniel and Gary; 2 brothers, 1 sister and a grandson.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Woodville Cemetery, near Camden. Pastor Sheri Rohrer officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 US HWY 421 N, Delphi, IN 46923
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. www.davidsonfh.com
The DHS class of 1958 will hold their 60th reunion at the Canal Center on Sept. 8, 2018. More information coming soon. Please send all updated email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DCHS Class of 1983 Reunion will be on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Sgt. Preston's in Lafayette. Come early if you would like to set up at 5:00 pm. Sgt. Preston's of the North, 6 N. 2nd Street, Lafayette. 6 PM Dinner $15 per person or $25 per couple. Make checks payable to: Delphi Class of 1983. Send checks to Brian Elmore at 4619 Foxmoor Lane, lafayette, IN 47905. Please RSVP to: email@example.com to confirm. Deadline: July 25, 2018.
DCHS CLASS OF 1968, 50 year reunion date....June 16, 2018 held at... PAT'S COUNTRY BARN, Flora contact: Janet (Simmerman) Barnaby 1-574-967-4777 firstname.lastname@example.org and facebook
William "Rob" Alberts, 54, of Delphi passed away on June 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette. Rob was born on Oct. 13, 1963 in Lafayette to the late Gary L. and Sharon (Politz) Alberts. He was a 1983 graduate of Delphi High School.
Mr. Alberts had worked at Globe Valve and then went to work and retired from TRW in Lafayette. He later worked for Andersons as a grain handler.
He enjoyed farming, fishing and was a John Deere enthusiast.
He is survived by his daughter Kristen Brill (Nicholas) of Lowell; grandchildren: Lauren and Lucas Brill of Lowell; sister, Kim Isley (Steve) of Delphi; niece, Brittany Sales of Indianapolis and nephew, Jonathon Sales of Delphi.
He was also preceded by a brother, Gary "Tiger" Alberts.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Eric Riddle officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Rob's memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Barbara Christiansen, 63, of Delphi, passed away on June 3, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Barbara was born to the late Louis P. and Barbara J. (Arnold) Auble in Ottawa, IL on June 29, 1954.
She was a graduate of LaCross High School in Indiana and received her QMA degree at Purdue University, School of Nursing in 1985.
She married Gerald Edward “Stubby” Christiansen on Aug. 26, 1991 in Delphi and he preceded her on Oct. 3, 1996.
She had worked at Indiana Packers and Peters-Revington in Delphi before her retirement.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed doing crafts, crocheting, knitting and sewing. She especially loved reading.
She is survived by her children: Jeremy Good of Salyersville, KY, Charles Good (Amber) of Grovertown, and Melinda Good of Shadeland; her companion, William Anderson of Delphi; siblings: Alanda Kingery of FL, Christine Zeiters, and David Auble of KS; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded by a grandson, Cody Cripe.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi. Pastor Tim Stewart officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Right to Life.
Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi.
Eva M. Herr Biddle Flores, 50, of Lafayette, died Thurs-May 31, 2017 at 12:11pm at St Elizabeth East Hospital, Laf. She had battled a brain tumor since October 2017. She was born June 30, 1967 in Lafayette, to Kenneth & Marlene Dexter Herr, who survive and live in Lafayette. She was a 1986 graduate of Delphi Community High School. She was a homemaker. She was an avid reader, and loved animals. She dearly loved her children and family. Surviving: daughter-Alicia Biddle of Lafayette; son-Aaron Biddle of North Fort Myers, FL; sisters-Connie & Randy Brooks of Delphi, Denise & Bill Senesac of Lafayette; brothers-Tom & Jill Herr of Chalmers, Douglas & Jean Herr of Battle Ground, Richard Herr of Lafayette. Preceded in death by her grandparents. Services: The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4pm-6pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Her memorial service will take place at 6pm there, Pastor TJ Jenney officiating. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Ronald E. "Jake" Bogan, 83, of Delphi, died Wed-May 30, 2018, at 11:02 am, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Laf. He had battled cancer since 2004. He was born Feb 19, 1935 in Indianapolis, to the late Roland E. Bogan, and his mother Dorothy M. Horn Fisher. He was married to Ruth A. Hollingsworth in Frankfort, on Feb 24, 1956, and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1999.
Ron attended Frankfort Schools. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the 4th Infantry, from June 1952 to June 1955, stationed in Germany. He owned the Cedar Crest Trailer Park on Lake Freeman for 15 years, operated Bogan Trucking for 35 years, and ran Bogan Salvage for 50 years, all in Delphi. He also farmed in Carroll County.
He was a member of the Delphi American Legion Post 75. He enjoyed traveling, Blue Grass Music Festivals, and running the heavy machinery his occupation requires. He loved to eat out at restaurant's with family and friends. He dearly loved his family, and the time they spent together.
Surviving: daughters-Sherry D. Burgin of Frankfort, Rhonda & Toby Grist of Prosper, TX; sons-Ronald L. "Ronnie" Bogan of Delphi, Mike D. Bogan & Debbie Storey of Pittsburg, Robert E. "Bob" Bogan of Monticello, Jason Lowry of Delphi; brother-Don & Shirley Bogan of Florida; half sisters-Laura Downs of Frankfort, Janet Winchester of Lebanon; half brother-David E. Fisher of Frankfort; special friend-Karen James of Delphi; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother Billie; half brother Steve; half sister Barb; son in law Joe.
Services: Friends may call Sunday from 3pm-6pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Monday 10am, Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Military Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Assoc., envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Karen Edith Phillips passed away unexpectedly on May 29th, 2018 at IU Health Arnett at the age of 74. Karen was born in Noblesville, IN on June 29, 1943 to William Granville Dill and Daphne Eloise Dill. She was raised in Monticello and Delphi, IN and graduated from Delphi High School. She enlisted in the Navy and graduated from the Great Lakes Naval Academy in Illinois, and was stationed as a Nurse at El Toro in Santa Ana, CA caring for soldiers returning from Vietnam. Karen received an honorable discharge from the Navy and returned home, where she worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital while earning her Nursing degree in 1970. It was during this time Karen met the love of her life and best friend, Gary E Phillips. The two were married June 22, 1972. Gary and Karen did everything together. Karen’s favorite thing was being a loving, caring and supportive wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her extended family. Karen had a talent for crafting and sewing, which she used for both business and as a hobby, recently made blankets and clothes for her great grandchildren. Karen was very active making memory bears for many customers across the country. Karen will be greatly missed by her family and all those that knew her. She brought so much more to all our lives than she could ever know. She loved all greatly as we loved her. Karen is survived by her husband, Gary E Phillips, a daughter Stephanie R Lueken (husband Robert), and a son Gary E Phillips II (wife Crickett). Brothers Rodney S Dill (wife Gay), Larry L Dill (wife Sue), Terry L Dill (wife Jo), Thomas F Dill (wife Cindy, deceased), Michael J Dill (wife Betsy), sister Debra E Haworth (husband James), eight grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren, sister-in-law Lita Dill, and a large extended family. Karen was preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother William T. Dill. Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, 1104 Columbia St., Lafayette from 4 until 6 PM Sunday June 3, with the Rosary Service at 3:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral 10:30 AM Monday June 4, Fr. Jeff Martin officiating, with interment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 11. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette, IN where she was a member. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com
Bob Packard, 71, died on May 18, 2018, at his home in California. Born June 20, 1946, in Delphi, Indiana, he was the son of Marvin and Alta Packard.
Bob was a 1964 graduate of Delphi High School, and also graduated from Indiana University before moving to California.
Surviving are two brothers: David (wife Pennie) and Rick (wife Ellen) of Indiana; and a sister-in-law: Lorrie Packard of Indiana; and his beloved dog Sparkey. He was preceded in passing by a brother. Michael Packard in 2013.
No funeral arrangements have been announced.
--Obituary written by DelphiTimes.net
--PHOTO BY MICHAEL G GRIFFEY--
THIS MEMORIAL DAY, REMEMBER THAT ALL VETERANS GAVE SOME...AND THAT SOME GAVE ALL SERVING THEIR NATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
James A. Landis, 78, Hartford City passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. in IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Carroll County, IN to Robert M. and Gladys Alford Landis of Delphi, IN.
He married Carolyn A. Thomson of Delphi on August 11, 1962 in Monticello, IN.
Jim was a graduate of Delphi High School in 1958, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He graduated from Indiana State College in 1962 majoring in Physical Education and Math. He graduated from Ball State University in 1966 where he received a Master's Degree in Counseling. He taught math from 1962-1969 at Hartford City Junior High School where he helped start the Junior High football program. He was Guidance Counselor at Blackford High School from 1969-1998. He loved all of his students and always enjoyed seeing them after they graduated.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; sister, Debra (Tom) Guckien, Camden, IN; sisters-in-law Pat (Bill) Calhoun, Jane (Norm) Miller, Beverley (John) Forrest, Betty Landis and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert C. Landis and Russell L. Landis.
Jim was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1962 where he had sung many years in the choir and also served on commissions. He was a former member of the Elks and Kiwanis. He previously served on the Life Stream Board of Directors and was currently serving on the Hartford City Redevelopment Commission as well as many other organizations. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Indiana State and returned yearly to his alma mater for homecoming and to visit with his brothers.
One of his loves was playing golf with the guys almost daily at Blackford Country Club where he was a member since 1964. He also enjoyed hunting with friends.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 in Grace United Methodist Church, 312 W. Washington St., Hartford City with Pastor Ron Branson officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 24 from 3-8 p.m. in the church and one hour before the service on Friday. A Graveside Service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Zion Citizens Cemetery, south of Flora, IN.
Donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church or the .
On Monday, May 21, 2018, Delphi students and staff re-dedicated the Student Memorial Garden located on the Southeast side of DCHS. Delphi Ag and FFA students worked to revitalize the area and help make improvements. Plaques are now being dedicated in honor of DCHS students that passed prior to graduation. Principal Circle read the names of students that have passed prior to graduation. The staff hopes to make this an annual ceremony to honor former students.
Larry “Butch” Fuller, 65, of Delphi, passed away at his residence on May 19, 2018. He was born on Aug.21, 1952 in Lafayette to the late Lloyd and Edith Myrl (Cobbs) Fuller. He was a graduate of Delphi High School.
He married Debra Stewart on Jan. 9, 1971 and she survives.
He served in the Army from 1970-1972 in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Fuller retired as a truck driver.
He was a member of the Camden American Legion #413 and Carroll County VFW #9383, and a lifetime member of the Howard County Vietnam veterans Organizations.
Butch enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, car restoration and going to car shows.
Along with his wife Deb, he is survived by sons: Larry E. Fuller (wife: Heike) of Delphi, Jason A. Fuller (wife: Heather) of Camden; 5 grandchildren; siblings: Leslie Fuller (wife: Billie) of Ridge Manor, FL, Janet Walker, and Caroline Rush of Delphi.
He was preceded by his parents, Lloyd Fuller and Edith Myrl Fuller Huskey.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Nord Zootman officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Military graveside rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Mary Wray, 91, of Delphi, passed away at her residence on May 15, 2018. She was born on April 28, 1927 in Kokomo to the late Harry Lee and Bernadine (Wimmer) Calhoon. She attended Pittsburg, Indiana schools.
She married Delbert Wray on Feb. 5, 1944 in Delphi and he preceded her on June 19, 1995.
Mrs. Wray retired from Globe Valve in Delphi after 24 years where she worked in the Grinding Dept.
She was a member of the Delphi VFW Auxiliary; American Legion Auxiliary and she attended the United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, fishing and crocheting. She loved making homemade noodles, butter brickle, and divinity. She loved her family and looked forward to getting together with them.
She is survived by her children: Jack Duane Wray of Delphi, Jacquelyn (Jim) Maxson of Monticello, Roxanna Stoner of Wabash, 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by her daughters: Robin Lee Gustafson and Karen Sue Grimes; grandsons: Russell Grimes and Thomas Edward Stoner; brothers: Lee Harry and Gordon Wayne Calhoon; sisters: Gloria Pitzer and Phyllis Jean Ball.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Pastor Eric Riddle officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Patricia A. Merrell, 72, of Fishers, passed away on May 13, 2018 at Community Hospital North in Fishers. Patricia was born on Jan. 19, 1946 in Lafayette to the late Hilda G. (Fisher) and Ralph O. Wagner. She was a 1964 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married William Michael “Mick” Merrell on June 11, 1966 in Delphi and he survives.
Mrs. Merrell retired from Shideler Dermatology in Carmel where she had worked as a receptionist.
She was a member of the Fishers United Methodist Church.
She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Along with her husband, Mick she is survived by her sons: Alan Merrell of Tustin, CA, Neil Merrell (Shannon) of Zionsville, Ryan Merrell (Kala) of Fishers; brothers: Jerry Wagner (Carolyn) of Bringhurst and Thomas Wagner (Martha) of Delphi; grandchildren: Morgan, Kennedy, Madison, Aza, Harper and Kendall Merrell.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Friday, May 18, 2018. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Patricia’s memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Joseph Jenkins, 67, of Flora, formerly of Delphi, passed away on May 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 15, 1950 in Lafayette to the late Kenneth E. and Ellen R. (Farmer) Jenkins. He was a 1970 graduate of Carroll High School.
Mr. Jenkins served in the US. Army for 16 years.
Prior to his 2012 retirement, he had worked as a security guard at Tate & Lyle in Lafayette, Frito Lay and Lox.
He was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church and Delphi American Legion.
Joe loved being a “Papaw.” He loved spending time with his family, watching the History Channel, Smithsonian Channel and NCIS & MASH TV shows. He enjoyed eating snack foods.
He is survived by his children: William J. Jenkins (Brandi) of Lafayette and Kristian A. Jenkins of Flora; siblings: William “Bill” Jenkins of Lafayette, Shawn Richey (Wayne) of Michigan, Martha “Marty" Cochran (Gordy) of Monticello, Judy Stevens of Camden; and 2 grandchildren, Matthias & Madelyn Jenkins.
He was also preceded by a son, Joseph F. Jenkins, Jr; brother, David K. Jenkins; sister, Ruth M. Smith and grandson, Maximus A. Jenkins.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. service at the Delphi United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Pastor Todd Ladd officiating. Burial will follow in Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Richard Hitch, 69, of Delphi passed away at his residence on May 1, 2018. He was born on Oct. 11, 1948 in Frankfort, IN to the late Harold and Beulah (Jewel) Hitch. He was a 1966 graduate of Rossville High School.
He married Jackie Payne on August 5, 1967 and she survives. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He retired in 1998 after 30 years with Chrysler in Kokomo as a Job Setter.
He enjoyed fishing and coin collecting. He enjoyed woodworking and making all kinds of “whirly-gig” lawn ornaments, tending his yard and flower beds, and time spent with his growing family.
Along with his wife Jackie, he is survived by his sons: Richard L. Hitch, Jr (Jenny) of Cutler and Johnny R. Hitch (Kim) of Ockley; sisters, Nancy Goyer (Jerry) of Rossville, Irene Evans (Mark) of Mulberry, Janet Emerson (Denny) of Noblesville; grandsons: Bryan, J.J., Thorn, and Walker Hitch; and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents and daughter-in-law, Crystal Hitch and 2 nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. Memorial Service on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke officiating.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.