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.
THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS WALK... On December 26th at 1:00 at Canal Park A Post-Christmas Walk. For More Information Call the Canal Hotline at 1-765-564-6572; Dan McCain at 1-765-412-4308-or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
--CANAL ASSOCIATION PHOTO--
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.
Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 79th Recruit Academy
The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 79th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 79th Recruit Academy.
Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is December 19, 2019)
Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED).
The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Graduates of the 79th Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting https://www.in.gov/isp/3041.htm to find the recruiter assigned to your area.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
DCHS Student Arrested For Threat
DELPHI, Ind. (Fox 59 News) 10/11/2018—A Delphi High School student is facing charges in connection with a threat made on social media.
Police say 18-year-old Madelynne Charles threatened to harm students at the school.
According to police, Charles was arrested on felony charges of intimidation at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Following an initial hearing, police say the teen was placed on house arrest.
As a condition of her bond, Charles also is ordered not to contact any students at the school and she is not to have access to the internet.
TINA MARIE BROWN
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.
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH--
--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).
Share memories and condolences atwww.simplicityfuneralcare.com
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.
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH--
The Trailhead Park now features a Bridge Portal fabricated from Hamilton Street Bridge Sections.
Want to See Some Scenery and Learn Some History at the Same Time? Join County Historian Mark Smith in the "Wander the Wabash" Trolley Trip at 2:00 at the Stone Barn on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Donations Accepted Toward the Carroll County Historical Society. See You There!
RONALD G. MEEK
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.
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH--
Ball Hill Cemetery Vandalism Clean Up--with Irma Cook, Charles Bordner, and Friend Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018.
WOULD YOU LIKE THE FACTS ON WATER RATES
AND OTHER ISSUES FACING DELPHI
INSTEAD OF A NEWSPAPER REPORTER VIEWS?
On the Facebook Page of Delphi Mayor Shane Evans you can see the actual minutes of Council and Board of Works Meetings, as well as full Ordinances, City Budget, and get a link to watch the actual meetings of the Delphi City Council and Board of Works. Stay informed and see for yourself what the truth is.
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
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.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
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 K. SCHWARTZ
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 "DICK" HOUSER
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.
MELVIN L. VICTOR
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 LESLIE HOUSER
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/
ISP to Participate in Six State Trooper Project
ISP--7/19/2018---The Indiana State Police along with Troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania will be conducting state-wide patrols targeting violations of the “Move Over” laws in each of those states beginning this Sunday. The project, which was initially started by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, encompasses the five states that border the State of Ohio.
“We will be conducting extra patrols which will be targeting drivers who are violating Indiana’s ‘Move Over’ law,” states Lieutenant Tom McKee, Commander of the Indiana State Police Post in Lafayette. “Slowing down or moving over is such an easy thing to do. It could save the life of a friend, relative or a complete stranger. Please yield to and provide room for police vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks, rescue equipment, highway maintenance, utility service vehicles and tow trucks.”
Indiana statute 9-21-8-35(b) and (c) states:
(b) Upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, or red and blue lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:
(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
A person who violates this subsection commits a Class A infraction.
(c) Upon approaching a stationary recovery vehicle, a stationary utility service vehicle (as defined in IC 8-1-8.3-5), a stationary solid waste hauler, a stationary road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, or a stationary survey or construction vehicle, when the vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing amber lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:
(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the recovery vehicle, utility service vehicle, solid waste hauler, or road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.
A person who violates this subsection commits a Class B infraction.
The project, which runs from July 22nd through July 28th, will encompass all roadways in the State of Indiana.
BARBARA S. FARRELL
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. MARSHALL
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
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/
Farmer's Market Events Announced
The Logansport Farmers’ Market, located in downtown Logansport, will be featuring “Market Meals” on Saturday, July 14th. These meals-to-go will include most everything you need to prepare your evening meal – from your entrée to your dessert. Fresh produce from vendors will be included. These Market Meals will be offered the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Next Saturday, July 21, there will be a door prize drawn that includes items from each vendor. You must be present to win.
The Farmers’ Market features music the first Saturday of the month. Anyone interested in providing music any other Saturday is encouraged to contact the Market Master at the Farmers’ Market.
The Farmers’ Market, located at Fourth and Market streets, is open Saturday mornings (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
Any new vendors are welcome. As a local market, goods should come from Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Pulaski or Carroll counties.
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
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
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
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
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
MICHAEL S. BANE
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
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/
Market Street Bridge in Logansport to Close for Replacement
LOGANSPORT – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that the Market Street Bridge, over the Eel River on Business 24/Old SR 25 in Logansport (Cass County), will close between Front Street and Eel River Avenue on Thursday, June 28, for a bridge replacement project.
The project is expected to last about a year, with the bridge reopening by July 2019.
State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Westbound drivers on Market Street (Business 24) will be detoured south on 3rd Street to Burlington Avenue, then west on Hoosier Heartland Highway and north on SR 29-U.S. 35/U.S. 24 bypass back to Business 24. Eastbound drivers on Business 24 will be detoured south on SR 29-U.S. 35/U.S. 24 bypass, east on Hoosier Heartland Highway and then north on Burlington Avenue to 3rd Street back to Market Street.
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
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 BIDDLE FLORES
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
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.
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JAMES A. LANDIS
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.
JUDITH J. CROWEL
Judith J. "Judy" Brothers Crowel, 75, of rural Delphi, died Sat-Apr 28, 2018 at 1:55am at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. She had battled leukemia since Dec 2017. She was born to the late Jesse E. Brothers and her mother L. Mae Drake Brothers Ferrier. Her marriage was to Brice S. Crowel in Rockfield, on Sept 29, 1963, and he survives. She was a 1960 graduate of Camden High School. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their family farm. She was an active member of the Hickory Grove Church, was in the Women's Fellowship, holding all the offices, taught Sunday school, and helped provided countless meals for the many church functions over the years. She was in Tri Kappa Sorority Auxiliary; Wabash & Erie Canal Association of Delphi; and was a regular blood donor for many years. She enjoyed crafts and sewing, quilting, camping and traveling, making it to almost all 50 States. She enjoyed cruising with her husband in their 55 Chevy, and going to cruise in's and car shows. Her greatest love was her family. She dearly loved her husband & children. She enjoyed all of her grandchildren, and attending and supporting their many activities. She had countless friends and neighbors and extended family that she cared for as well. She loved the good Lord, and had a strong and deep faith, that helped carry her through in life, and when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Brave to the end, and at peace with herself. Surviving: husband-Brice S. Crowel of Delphi; daughters-Pam & Andre Darger of Rock Spring, GA, Paula & Brett Striegel of Mooresville; son-Jeff & Jennifer Crowel of Delphi; stepsister-Janet & Neal Gobel of Indianapolis; stepbrother-Jim & Judy Ferrier of Towanda, IL; 7 grandchildren. Preceded by her stepfather Bob Ferrier. Services: friends may call Tuesday from 4pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Wednesday 11am at the Hickory Grove Church, rural Delphi, calling one hour prior to her funeral. Pastor's Eric Riddle & Ken Smith officiating. Burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Wabash & Erie Canal Association or Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Mary Louise May, age 99 years 8 months 27 days, of Delphi, Indiana died April 22, 2018 at Carroll Manor in Delphi, Indiana.
Mary May was born July 26, 1918 in Mulberry, Indiana, daughter of Forest R. and Ruth Downing Miller. Mary was married to Carl Eugene May on March 27, 1939 and he preceded her in death in August 1961.
Mary is survived by her sons: Howard May of Waverly, Illinois and Dean May & wife Allie of Cutler, Indiana.
She is also survived by her grandchildren: Donald J. May & wife Dorothy of Greenville, Illinois; Brian May of Richmond, Virginia; Angel Baez & wife Brenda of Wycoff, NJ; Lindsay Stroup & husband Lawrence of Rossville, Indiana; Kelsey Gabal & husband Mahmoud of Lafayette, Indiana; Great Grandchildren: Natasha Demerly & husband Joseph of Remington, Indiana; Travis Coty & wife Jen of Birmingham, Alabama; Jordan Coty & wife Melisa of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sheanna Morgan of Lafayette, Indiana; Austin May of Pocahontas, Illinois; Isabella & Anabella Stroup of Rossville, Indiana; Hayden & Caydence May of Greenville, Illinois; Levi & Noah Stroup of Rossville, Indiana; Aliana Gabal of Lafayette, Indiana; Jake Baez of Wycoff, NJ; step great grandson, Brayden Forys of Greenville, Illinois: 9 beautiful great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers: William Henry & John Dale Miller and foster brother, John “Spike” Siegfred; one granddaughter, Renee Kelly and one great granddaughter, Tiffany May.
Mary May retired from Purdue after 29 years in Science counseling. Prior to that she worked at RE Pearson Sales in Delphi, Indiana. After retiring Mary was a runway model for Classic Collections of Flora, Indiana. She was also a greeter for Horn & Davidson Funeral Homes.
In her spare time Mary enjoyed walking, reading, swimming and sewing. Mary was a great supporter of the Delphi Library. She learned to swim at the age of 88 and sewed many intricately designed wedding gowns.
Mary May was a dedicated mother and wife; she touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity. Mary maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
Friends and family may call at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Friday, April 27, 2018 between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home. Burial to be in Brookston IOOF Cemetery, Brookston.
Memorials may be made to Carroll Manor or the Delphi Public Library.
KAREN J. CARTER
Karen Carter, 78 of Delphi, passed away at IU Health White Memorial in Monticello on April 21, 2018.
Karen was born to the late Percy Orr and Alyce E. (Collins) Treece in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 22, 1939.
Karen was a 1957 graduate of Pipestone, Minnesota High School and later attended Purdue University.
Her first marriage was to Ralph Bellamy in 1957 and they divorced. Her 2nd marriage was to Robert Van Voorst in 1963 and they divorced. She married her 3rd husband, Robert Vandiver in 1982 and he preceded her. She married her 4th husband, Robert Carter in 1998 and they divorced.
She retired after working as a secretary for many years.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Civil Defense.
She was an avid book reader, enjoyed crocheting, gardening, listening to music and walking in the outdoors.
She is survived by her children: Mark E. Bellamy (Marilyn) of Spring Hill, FL, Bradley Bellamy (Lorna) of New Port Richey, FL, Mary Ann Smerdel (Mark) of Delphi, Thomas Lee Van Voorst (Angela) of Flora; stepchildren: Robert J. Van Voorst (Leanne) of Sheridan and Brenda Sheets (Bill) of Lafayette; sisters: Mary V. Orr of Delphi and Eunice Marie Kilzer of North Dakota; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home from 2:00 until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service on April 25, 2018. Pastor Eric Riddle will officiate. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Karen’s memory may be made to the Christian Missionary Fellowship International, % Christopher Smerdel, PO Box 501020, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
ARTHUR "ART" LANE
Arthur L. “Art” Lane, 86, of Delphi, died Monay, April 23, 2018 at 4:15 a.m. at the Indiana Veteran’s Home, West Lafayette. He was born May 15, 1931 in Buck Creek, Indiana, to the late Wilbur & Clova Ottinger Lane.
Art's marriage was to Ida Faye Shockley in Delphi, on May 23, 1954, and she survives. He was a 1951 graduate of Delphi High School, and was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He worked for many years at the former DA Garrison Trucking in Delphi as a mechanic, and delivered for Delphi Products for many years too.
Art was a member of the Delphi American Legion #75, Delphi VFW #9383, and the Forty & Eight Chateau of Lafayette. He enjoyed camping & fishing, and Indiana University sports. He dearly loved his family, and the gatherings they had together.
Surviving with his Widow, Ida F. Lane of Delphi, are daughters Phyllis (Jack) McCarty of Bringhurst, Pamela (James) Land of Elnora, Peggy & Pearl Speakman of Lafayette; sister Maxine Brewer of Monticello; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and 3 brothers.
Friends may call Thursday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. until his funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, with Rev. James Land officiating. Burial at Camden Cemetery, with Carroll County Honor Guard military rites. Memorial contributions to the Delphi American Legion or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., envelopes available at the funeral home. //www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Elva Graves, 86, formerly of Camden, passed away at West Jefferson, Ohio on April 14, 2018. Elva was born on Aug. 10, 1931 in Indianapolis, IN to the late John and Violet (Currens) Duhamell Waites.
She married Gordon Graves on April 2, 1947 and he preceded her in August 1980. Her partner, Glen Stevens for 18 years preceded her on Jan. 24, 2013.
Elva loved listening to country music and spending time with her family.
She is survived by daughters: Cynthia Parks of West Jefferson, OH, Wilma McDonald and Brenda Hurt of Rossville, Shirley Graves (James Brooks, Sr) of Tazewell, TN; brother, Edward Duhamell of Gainesville, FL; 30 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by children: Patty Brown, Jackie Graves, Vera Moser, Sandra Ingram.
Visitation will be on April 19, 2018 from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial will follow in Camden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Elva’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Congratulations to Alan McConnell and Bonnie Maxwell for awards received at the Greater Delphi Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Monday evening, April 23, 2018.
Alan received the"Making a Difference" Award for his many years of inspiring Delphi youth as a seventh grade science teacher. Bonnie Maxwell received the Samuel Milroy Award for her many contributions as a leader to many Carroll County organizations and as bicentennial coordinator for the County.
Nominated by Delphi Preservation Society, Alan and Bonnie embody the Society's mission to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of the greater Delphi area.
Reva Disinger, 80, of Delphi passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Milner’s Community Healthcare in Rossville. Reva was born on January 17, 1938 in Winchester, Kentucky to the late John and Sadie Catherine (Tolson) Hall.
She married Wayne L. Disinger in Delphi on August 18, 1956 and he preceded her on August 6, 2017.
Wayne and Reva worked together for over 20 years at their Print Shop, “The Oracle Press.” She was also a custodian at the Carroll County Courthouse for 5 years.
She was a member of the Living Faith Church of the Brethren where she held many committee positions in the Church.
Reva loved God and her Church first. She adored her family. She liked camping, sewing, quilting, flower gardening and reading.
Reva is survived by her 4 children: Kimberley Alice Laxon, Beth Ann Hatke (Jack), Sarah Lynn Hoss (Andrew), Joseph Wayne Disinger (Laura) all of Delphi; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was also preceded by a brother and sister.
Visitation will be from 2-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Reva’s memory may be made to the Living Faith Church of the Brethren, 310 N 250 W, Flora, Indiana 46929.
MICHAEL LEE STOREY
Michael Lee "Mike" Storey, 70, of Pittsburg, died Thursday-Apr 12, 2018, at his home. He had been in ill health for several years. He was born Apr 21, 1947 in Delphi, to the late Nessie Lee & Susie Jane Flick Storey. His marriage was to Katherine S. Walters at the Sitka Baptist Church, on July 16, 1966, and she survives.
He graduated from Pittsburg School in 1965. He worked for 20 years as a welder at the former Lox Equipment (now Alloy Custom Products) and was a supervisor. He attended the former Pittsburg Church of the Brethren, and the First Assembly of God Church too. He was a founding member of the ABOLALIFIA Motorcycle Club, and enjoyed riding. He loved auto mechanics, and his many hot rods he built. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed traveling. He liked NASCAR, and his favorite driver was the late Dale Earnhardt. His greatest joy was his wife and children, and all of the time they spent together. Then later in life his grand & great grandchildren, he dearly loved them all.
Surviving: wife-Katherine S. Storey of Pittsburg; daughter-Tammy & Brody McClain of Delphi; sons-Shane Storey & Sheryl Starks of Lafayette, Jeffery S. Storey & Joyce Howard of Monticello; grandchildren: Dustin Storey; Ciera Storey; Caydence, Bray & Jayden McClain; great grandchildren: Jazzlyn, JJ, & Tesla Storey; sister-Sandra Mummert of Kokomo; best friend-Bobby Yates of Florida; Preceded in death by a sister & 2 brother's.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10am until his funeral service at 12pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Brent Oliver officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Cora Bell "Corky" Gramkow Kelley Myers, 94, formerly of Delphi, died Thurs-Apr 12, 2018, at Mesa Manor & Care in Grand Junction, CO. She had been living there for the past 10 years. She was born Sept 10, 1923 in Yukon, OK, to the late Theodore & Goldie Grassmyer Gramkow.
Her first marriage was to Francis E. "Dee" Kelley in Idaville on May 26, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Aug 5, 1967. She then married Clyde Myers on Sept 19, 1973 in Delphi, and he preceded her in death in 1974.
She attended high school in Idaville, and later received her GED. She was a homemaker, and worked at the former Brosman IGA in Delphi, in the produce dept. for many years, retiring from there. While living in Delphi, she was very active with her church, Delphi First Baptist, and while living in Grand Junction, she was active with the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She loved crafts and doll making, sewing and quilting. She especially loved gardening.
Many people knew her as the "flower lady on the South hill" as she always tried to keep her roadside flowerbeds looking there best at her house on the corner of Summit & Washington.
Surviving: daughter-Patricia & Wayne Smith of Grand Junction, CO; sons-Richard & Lou Ella Kelley of Delphi, Tim & Kim Kelley of Greenfield; daughter in law-Cathy Kelley of Brookston; sisters-Mary Stankard of Delphi, Anna Wolfe of Monticello, 12 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 16 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Steven; sister Della; brothers Everett, Dale & Melvin.
Friends may call Wednesday 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Thursday 10am, Pastor Joel Kelley officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to Delphi First Baptist Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
MARY T. BUSALD
Mary T. Busald, 89, of Rushville, Indiana, passed away April 11, 2018 at Rush Memorial Hospital.
Mary was born in Delphi, Indiana on May 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Marie Louise (McGrevey) and Frank Schmitter. She married Raymond A Busald Nov. 27, 1947 and he preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2007. She was a 1946 Delphi High School graduate.
She and Raymond raised seven children and farmed in Rush County. She was a devout member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Mary is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (Mrs Art) Kozlowski of Oak Forest, IL, Helen Busald of Rushville and Esther (Mrs Burke) Sibrel of Grandview, IN; two sons, Jim Busald of Lewisville and Paul (wife Michelle) Busald of Rushville; one brother, Hubert Schmitter of Frankfort, IN, one son-in-law, Dan Green and daughter-in-law, Robin Mozingo Busald both of Rushville. Mary is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchiildren and six great great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Raymond, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Green, one son, Carl Busald and eight brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Apr. 14, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in with Rev. Jeremy Gries officiating.Burial will follow at Rushville's Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 PM, Apr. 13, 2017 with the rosary recited at 3:45 PM at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory.
The family requests donations to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary School Foundation 512 N. Perkins St. Rushville, IN 46173. Online condolences at www.ToddFuneralHome.com
In preparation for Memorial Day, the Carroll County Historical Society will place flowers on the final resting places of your loved one in Carroll County cemeteries for $25 per arrangement. Those interested should mail the Museum at email@example.com with: The name of loved one, name and location of cemetery, and appox location of the headstone, along with $25 payment per flower arrangement to: Carroll County Historical Society; P.O. Box 277, Delphi, Indiana.
DOROTHY ANN LIDESTER
Dorothy Ann (Clifford) Lidester, 91 of Lafayette, passed away on March 29, 2018 at St. Mary’s Healthcare. Born December 3, 1926 in Delphi, Indiana, she was the daughter to the late James and Helen (McKay) Clifford. Dorothy graduated from Delphi High School and attended two years at the Indiana University School of Business. Dorothy worked as a clerk at Lafayette Life Insurance for 20 years, at Purdue University for several years and was a Fuller Brush sales woman for a brief time. After Dorothy retired, she volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital for over 20 years at the registration desk.
Dorothy was a member of the Cathedral of St. Mary of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Auxiliary Legion of Mary and the Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed reading, walking, working at funeral dinners, and loved time spent with family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by son David (Janelle) Lidester of Mount Pleasant, WI; two daughters, Linda Leveillee of San Diego, CA and Diane (Jim) Mahalko of LaGrange Park, IL; two sisters Mary Christie of Indianapolis, IN and Joan Clifford of Los Angeles, CA and daughter-in-law, Julie Lidester of Sanibel, FL. Dorothy is also survived by her grandchildren; Jami (Darrell) Talbert, Nicole Lidester, Kimberly Lidester, Mary Lidester, Annie Mansfield, Frank Lidester, John Lidester, Crystal (Taylor) Cornwall, Luke Leveillee, Lauren Mahalko, Melanie Mahalko, Anna (Andrew) Henn, Samuel Lidester, Claire (Joel) Hans, Joseph Lidester, Daniel Lidester and 13 beloved great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lee; daughter, Joan Marie “Joni”; son Thomas James; three sisters, Marjorie Clifford, infant Marie Clifford, and Helen Bernard; three brothers, James R. “Dick”, John E. “Jack” and Maurice F. Clifford.
The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to Mass of Christian burial at Cathedral of St. Mar y of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Wednesday April 4, 2:00PM with Father Jeff Martin presiding. Burial to follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at: www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Karen A. Lesher Wolf, 55, of Camden, died Friday-Mar 23, 2018 at 4:09pm unexpectedly at Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept 27, 1962 in Waynesboro, PA, to her late father John Burkholder Lesher, and her mother Alice M. "Doley" Boone Lesher, and she survives.
Her marriage was to Sean P. Wolf in Chambersburg, PA, on Mar 1, 1997, and he survives. She was a 1980 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Brethren Church. Karen had a contagious smile and personality, that instantly made you feel good. She had a caring heart, and was always there to lend a helping hand or hot meal to someone or a family in need. She dearly loved her family, and the time they spent together.
Her faith in the Good Lord was deep and strong, and she is now reaping the benefits of her belief.
Surviving: husband-Sean P. Wolf of Camden; son-Miles J. Wolf at home; mother-Alice "Doley" Lesher of Chambersburg, PA; sister-Ann & Edward Hess of Waynesboro, PA; brothers-Nathan & Libby Lesher, Charlie & Nelda Lesher, & Dale E. Lesher, all of Chambersburg, PA; father & mother in law-Clyde & Debbie Wolf of Delphi; sister in law-Lori Lesher of Ottawa, KS; several brothers & sisters in law; many nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by a brother Jay; paternal & maternal grandparents.
Services: friends may call Tuesday from 12pm-5pm & 6pm-8pm at the Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Brethren Church, South of Flora on SR 75, her funeral service will be held Wednesday there at 10am, home brethren officiating. Burial at the Cutler Ridge Church Cemetery. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
JOSEPH MESSICK JR.
Joseph W. Messick Jr. (Joe) passed away at home March 24, 2018, he was 78 years old. Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie (Foutch) Messick. His parents Joe Sr. and Mildred Messick of Delphi, IN preceded Joe in death.
Besides his wife Bonnie, Joe is survived by his daughters Chrissy Adams and husband Lance, Elizabeth DeRossett, and son Jon Messick and wife Hope. Grandchildren Tyler Adams (Heather), Derek Adams (Aubrey), Brock McVeigh (Nannette), Kelsey Thang (ThoSang), Khloe DeRossett, Nic and Gavin Messick, also Scott Arbino (Stacey) an honorary grandson. Great Grandchildren Brailyn, Landen, Cooper and Camden Adams and Baby Adams to be born in October.
Joe graduated from Delphi High School in 1957; he served in the United States Navy from 1957-1960, and graduated from Tri-State University in 1965. He went on to work 31 years for Public Service Indiana retiring in 1996 as Senior Vice-President of power production.
His greatest accomplishment was his family and he thoroughly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing, reading and was an active member of the Hazelwood Christian Church and Windfall Christian Church. He was a staunch supporter of education and encouraged everyone to reach beyond his or her goals.
The viewing will be held Wednesday March 28 from 4-7pm with the funeral being Thursday, 10am at Porter's Funeral Home Tipton, IN. Burial will immediately follow the service at Normanda Cemetery. Since Joe suffered with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for years, instead of flowers the family requests that donations be made to CurePSP at the following address:
CurePSP 1206 York Road, Suite L-4 Lutherville, MD 21093
Shaun E. Alderman, 60, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
Shaun was born March 18, 1958 in Lafayette to the late Donald F and Ada B. (Pierce) Alderman. He graduated from Delphi High School and worked in environmental services at IU Health Arnett for 27 years. He was a lifelong resident of the Lafayette community, an automobile enthusiast, and loved animals.
He is survived by his lifetime partner, Herman Roark; sisters, Carolyn Kelly of Delphi and Donna (Charlie) Mulhman of Lafayette; special nieces and nephews, Gary (Penny) Kelly of Burnettsville, Tammy (Scott) Pichon of Camden, and Stacy (Mark) Cadwallader of Williamsport; cousin,
Sandy (Terry) Reaves of Buck Creek, and several other meaningful family members and friends, and lastly, his beloved dog, Shaker.
A visitation will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM at Hippensteel Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow immediately at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Lafayette. Share memories and condolences at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Thomas Eugene Fountain, 67, La Porte, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at La Porte Hospital. Thomas was born in Logansport on Oct. 8, 1950, to Edgar "Bud" and Jean Carolyn (Landes) Fountain.
Thomas graduated from Delphi High School and Ball State University. He was past President of Fountain Farm, Inc. where he worked with his father, Bud and brother, Joe. He later worked for the State of Indiana. Thomas was a member of many different community organizations. As a father, he took the kids to the indoor pool every winter. He was an avid fan of the Indy 500 and the Cubs. He loved to play cards and going to the county fair. In his last few years, Thomas cherished his time with his kids renovating his home and planting his own urban farm. He especially enjoyed time with his grandkids.
Surviving are his beloved children, Ann Marie Fountain, La Porte, Melinda Jean (Thomas Cumbow) Fountain, Granger, and Mark Thomas (Laura) Fountain, Palos Heights, Ill.; four grandchildren, David, Margaret, Eloise Ann, and Henry; brothers, Joe Dean (Elizabeth) Fountain, Lafayette, and Donald Lee (Linda) Fountain Sr., Louisville, Ky.; sister, Carol Jean (David) Miller, Brookston; and his former wife, Margaret B. Fountain, La Porte. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. CST on Thursday and from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. CST at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Carroll County.
Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Mark Fountain, 2900 Monroe Street, La Porte, Ind., 46350 or to the . Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.
Tom Fountain's brothers and sister will host a memorial at the Delphi Legion in Pittsburg for Tom on Friday evening from 4:30 until 7.
DCHS Responds To National Walkout
3/13/2018--DCHS--The National School Walkout is scheduled to begin on March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the Parkland school shooting. This protest is in response to students demands to feel safe in their schools.
At DCHS, students will not be penalized should they decide to participate at 10:00 am tomorrow; however, disrupting the safety and/or education of other students will not be tolerated.
Students wishing to participate in the Walk-Out will be directed to the Little Theater, where staff members and students will show support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Florida), to show solidarity as changemakers for violence-free schools as a whole, and to remember the lives of those who have been the victims of violence.
Finally, I would like to reiterate that while the school will not attempt to infringe upon our students’ right to free speech, and because the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, we will not tolerate any actions that are deemed unsafe, nor will we tolerate any actions that detract from the educational rights of other students.
Logansport to Host Men’s Special Olympics Basketball Sectional
Logansport will be one of seven host cities in Indiana to stage the 2018 Special Olympics Indiana Men’s Basketball Sectional on Saturday, March 17th. The all-day event will be held at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl and Auxiliary gym.
The opening ceremony will take place in the Berry Bowl at 8:45 a.m. Athletes from several counties will participate in the traditional torch run, and the Special Olympics oath will be led by a Cass County athlete.
Basketball contests will be played in the Berry Bowl and auxiliary gym from 9 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. Twenty-three teams will participate from Cass, Tippecanoe, Fulton, Howard, Clinton, Carroll, Pulaski, Wabash, White and Kosciusko counties. There will be four 5-on-5 division winners and two 3-on-3 division winners. These division champions will vie for a state championship March 24-25 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
The Individual Skills basketball competition will begin in the auxiliary gym at 9 a.m. This program was created for lower-level athletes in order to develop and improve their dribbling, shooting, and passing skills. There are 54 athletes from five counties registered for this event. They have the option of competing again March 24 at the University of Indianapolis.
This event is entirely organized and staffed by local volunteers through Special Olympics Area 5. If you would like to volunteer, call 574-721-3533.
Spectators are welcome to the tournament. No admission is charged. Concessions will be available throughout the day, including fresh grilled pork loin sandwiches.
In preparation for Memorial Day, the Carroll County Historical Society will again place flowers on the final resting places of your loved one in Carroll County cemeteries for $25 per arrangement. Those interested should mail the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org with: The name of loved one, name and location of cemetery, and appox location of the headstone, along with $25 payment per flower arrangement to: Carroll County Historical Society; P.O. Box 277, Delphi, Indiana.
AMERICAN HOUSE PRINT BY JON RUSSELL
Promoting Wildcat Valley is a civic group centered in the Cutler and Adams Mill area with the purpose of preserving, promoting, and developing the historic and natural resources of the Wildcat Creek region of Carroll County. The community is very interested in continuing its long history of civic involvement and identity. Promoting Wildcat Valley seeks to advance the interests of all of its citizens through projects that address civic concerns and develop the historic and natural resources for its residents as well as for others to enjoy.
The above American House was built in 1850 by John Longstreth to house the many builders of the Michigan Road Company plank road. The house was converted to a stagecoach house in 1853 when James Cook purchased it and added a livery stable.
The owners of the historic American House gave Promoting Wildcat Valley the house with the option to move the house or purchase the land it sets on. Promoting Wildcat Valley has entered an agreement to purchase the land the American House sets on for $20,000.00. Promoting Wildcat Valley plans on converting the house into a stagecoach museum.
Promoting Wildcat Valley has already raised $3875.00 with an additional $1500.00 in pledges and a town lot donated by the Johnson family by having a Chili Supper in late February. Burlington Kiwanis will be sponsoring a Tenderloin Dinner on Saturday, April 2nd at 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Burlington Park Community Building. An additional fundraising breakfast will be held at the above community building on Saturday, April 30 @ 7:00am – 10:00am.
The above print was designed and donated by Jon Russell, historic preservationist of Kokomo. He has signed and numbered 100 prints, and Promoting Wildcat Valley is providing a print to donors giving $250.00 + to the American House Museum Project.
Rita Ann Rozhon, 62, of Lafayette passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She was born on November 29, 1955 in Delphi. Rita was a resident at St. Anthony Healthcare and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her father, William J. Rozhon and her sister, Debra Sue Rozhon.
A Graveside Service was held on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery in Delphi, IN. You may leave memories and condolences online at www.fisherfuneralchapel. com
CARROLL COUNTY EMA SUGGESTS FLOOD VICTIMS GO ONLINE WWW.IN.GOV/DHS TO COMPLETE
FLOOD FORM FOR ASSISTANCE
Double Check Before You Write A Check
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill this week is warning Hoosiers to “DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE YOU WRITE A CHECK!”. This warning comes on the heels of devastating flooding in several parts of the state.
In the aftermath of flooding and other natural disasters, property owners are vulnerable -- making perfect targets for scammers pretending to offer help cleaning up wreckage and making necessary repairs. Many people will attempt to reach out and offer a helping hand. With this comes the likelihood that restoration or home repair companies – some legitimate, some not – will also try to contact those affected the most.
“When severe weather rips through Indiana, the damage can be significant," Hill said. "In the worst cases, the devastation can be heartbreaking. Many Hoosiers face the stress of out-of-pocket costs to make repairs to personal property. No Hoosier should face the additional nightmare of becoming a victim of fraud.
"I strongly urge all Hoosiers to double check a company’s name, reputation, history and authenticity before writing a check to a person claiming to represent such a business.”
Hill advised Hoosiers to do their due diligence and avoid letting the emotional toll of the situation influence their decisions about repairing or replacing what is damaged or lost. It is often wise to be skeptical of anyone immediately offering their services.
Hill offered several tips to Hoosiers: Avoid agreeing to any repair or restoration work on the spot during initial contact with someone offering services – this includes contracts. Avoid signing any legally binding agreements without first gathering information and researching a business being represented. Obtain information about the individual offering his or her services. Research the company the individual claims to represent. Look for signs of credibility such as an official website. Seek reviews and testimonials from former customers.
“The best decision is an informed decision,” Hill said. “Double check before you write a check.”
Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Indiana Attorney General if they believe they have been scammed, or suspect someone may be trying to scam them after a severe weather event. You can file a complaint by visiting www.in.gov/attorneygeneral or calling 1-800-382-5516.
MICHAEL ANTHONY GONZALEZ
Michael Anthony "Gonzo" Gonzalez, 54, of rural Delphi, died Wednesday-Feb. 21, 2018, at 12:20pm, at his home, after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was born July 28, 1963 in Tampa, FL, to the late Louis Gonzalez, and his mother Darline Del Pino Melendreras, who survives. His marriage was to Beth A. Black in North Redington Beach, FL, on Aug 25, 2004, and she survives. He received his GED from Jefferson High School in Tampa, FL. He was a U.S. Army Ranger, also trained as a medic, stationed in South Korea. He formerly worked for Apria Healthcare in Lafayette, as a sales liaison for 4 years, then for the Indiana Veteran's Home, West Lafayette, in the business office, managing claims and other administrative work, for the past 2 years. He was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, very involved with the men's ministry, ultimately leading it, sang in the praise team, and adult choir, and was active with the church's mobile food pantry. He also helped lead a worship service once a month at Carroll Manor Home. He then was called to be pastor at the Wheatland Ave. United Methodist Church, Logansport, the past year and a half. Gonzo's passion was to minister to any and all outside his church. God was his light, and he wanted to share that love with anyone, anywhere, anytime!! He truly loved the good Lord with all his heart and soul. He also enjoyed natural horsemanship training, leading many seminars, both local and abroad. He was a black belt in martial arts, and enjoyed teaching high risk youth his skills and discipline. He was a gourmet cook; loved to sing and play his guitar; an avid reader, who spoke four languages. He enjoyed acting, and starred in many training films, and had been an extra in a few TV shows. He recently completed his EMT training as sick as he was, but did, and helped others with training and testing. He also enjoyed 18th Century Historical Reenactments. He dearly loved his wife Beth, and all his family and many friends.
Surviving: wife-Beth A. Gonzalez of Delphi; mother & step father-Darline & Val Melendreras of Tampa, FL; children: Michael, Sarah, & Abby; step son-Eric; grandchildren: Christian, Cameron, Casen, Sophia, & Janessa; sisters-Melanie & Griselda; brother-Charlie; beloved nieces & nephews. Services: family & friends will be received Sunday from 3:30pm until his celebration of life service at 5:30pm, at the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 N. US 421, Delphi, IN 46923, Rev. Todd Ladd & Rev. Sheri Rohrer officiating. Beth encourages contributions to the Delphi United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry, which Gonzo was passionate about making sure people had what they needed. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
Ronnie Wayland Cummings, 71, of Delphi, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
Born July 7, 1946, in Haleyville, Ala., he was the son of James Clifford and Annie Pearl (Hargrave) Cummings. He was married to Betty Hammond on March 17, 1998, in Delphi; she survives.
Ronnie worked at Hog Slat as a millworker.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Angela Draper (Tim) of Delphi; a son, Stephan Maly of Lafayette; a granddaughter, Tiffany Martin of Lafayette; a great-grandson, Ta’Shaun Harris; a great-granddaughter, Tayvlana Harris; and a brother, Wayne Cummings (Ellen) of Haleyville, Ala.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, James. Private Family Services were held at Davidson Funeral Home.
John Bulington, 72 of Delphi passed away on Feb. 23, 2018. John was born in Monon, Indiana on June 9, 1945 to the late Horace F. and Sarah Margaret (Smith) Bulington. He attended Monon Schools. He served in the National Guard.
He married Linda Elizabeth Downham on Sept. 20, 1969 and she preceded him.
John had worked for 7 years at Pillsbury in Reynolds and 8 years for Hall Rentals in Monticello. He had worked at North Signs of Flora.
He is survived by his sons: Scott D. Bulington of Delphi and John E. Bulington, Jr. of Lafayette; brothers: Dean of Delphi and Rick of Remington and sister, Betty Day of Tennessee.
He was preceded by his brothers: Dick, Fred, Jack, and Tom.
John requested cremation with no services. Burial will be in Morning Heights Cemetery, rural Delphi.
BETTY J. BIRCH
Betty J. Birch, 80, passed away at 3:00 am, Sunday, February 25, 2018 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello.
She was born on February 7, 1938 in Carroll County to the late John and Bessie (Simmons) Robinson. She lived in Sleeth, IN since the age of five. On December 31, 1965 she married Clarence Birch in Monticello and he survives.
She was a 1957 graduate of Delphi High School and later worked at Globe Valve in Delphi for eight years, RCA in Monticello for 16 and a half years and then Jordan Manufacturing in Monticello for twelve and a half years.
She was a member of Monticello Church of Christ. Her hobbies included crafts, quilting and traveling.
She is also survived by step daughter, Rose (David) Zufall of Attica, granddaughter, Dusty (Rick) Arnold of West Lafayette, grandson, Arlis (Tina) Stacy of Lafayette and two great granddaughters.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Robinson and sister-inlaw, Barbara Robinson Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Thursday at the funeral home with Ted Mitchell of the Monticello Church of Christ officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Delphi.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Monticello Church of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com.
JOHN PAGEL, STEVE WITCPALEK--PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAMILY
CESNA 441 STOCK PHOTO
Plane Crashes In Carroll County
UPDATE 2/24/2018--A prominent Wisconsin Dairy Farmer, John Pagel, owner of Hagel's Ponderosa Dairy; his son-in-law Steve Witcpalek; and Pilot Nathan Soari were the only three persons on the 10 person plane which crashed into a farm field in southern Carroll County about 20 minutes after take-off from an airport in Indianapolis. The FAA is investigating the cause of the accident.
2/23/2018--Carroll County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police have blocked off an area near CR 600S and CR 500W in southern Carroll County following the crash of an airplane on Thursday evening. There were no survivors, but officials have not disclosed the number of victims.
The crash was reported to Carroll County officials around 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, February 22, 2018. The Cesna 441 Conquest Turboprop plane had departed from Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis and was headed to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Federal Aviation officials are expected at the site this morning to begin an investigation into the crash.
Flooding On Tippecanoe River
TIPPECANOE BELOW OAKDALE FEB 21, 2018 DRONE VIEW--COLLEEN McCORMICK PHOTO
TIPPECANOE BELOW OAKDALE FEB 21, 2018 DRONE VIEW--COLLEEN McCORMICK PHOTO
BELOW OAKDALE ON TIPPECANOE FEBRUARY 21, 2018--PHOTO BY LOURENDA SUE DEXTER
BELOW OAKDALE ON TIPPECANOE FEBRUARY 21, 2018--PHOTO BY COLLEEN McCORMICK
RICHARD L. WELCH
Richard L. Welch, 74, of the Buck Creek area passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Richard was born on February 12, 1944, to the late Milford and Edna (Ade) Welch of rural Delphi. He married Joy (Lybrook) Welch on August 28, 1965 at the Manchester College Chapel in North Manchester.
Richard was a lifelong farmer of more than 50 years, still harvesting his crops last fall and preparing for planting this spring. He attended New Hope Grade School in rural Delphi, graduated from Delphi High School as a proud member of the Class of 1962, earned a B.S. in Agriculture from McPherson College in McPherson, KS, and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in West Lafayette. After finishing his degree, he and his wife, Joy, lived two years in the Chapare region of central Bolivia, South America. There they helped to improve the agricultural practices and nutrition of the local people, and they administered the via the Brethren Volunteer Service.
Upon returning to Indiana, Richard resumed farming with his brother, Myron Welch, establishing a successful corn, soybean, and hog farming operation. He continued farming after the death of his brother, eventually farming with his nephew, Todd, and then his daughter, Christy.
Richard was an active member of The Pyrmont Church of the Brethren and, more recently, The Living Stone Church in Rossville. His lifelong friendships with both congregations were some of the most treasured parts of his life. He was also an active member of his community. Richard helped organize servers for the annual Buck Creek Fish Fry for more than 50 years, which raises much needed funds for the local Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department which happens to be the 4th Saturday in August, at the East Tipp Baseball Fields. New volunteer servers are always needed and appreciated! He had close friendships with many in the community, always ready to lend a helping hand, give advice, encourage others, and delivered countless bags of sweet corn. Richard was known for his witty remarks, and his sense of humor was unfailing through it all.
In addition to his wife, Joy, Richard is survived by a son, Chad (Alyson) Welch, of Lafayette; a daughter, Christy Welch (husband, Dallas Latia) of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Caleb, Addie, and Micah Welch, as well as, Chloe Bond-Latia and Eli Latia; brother-in-law, Roger Dilling, of New York City; sisters-in-law, Mary Welch, of Lafayette, and Lou Ann Lybrook, of Bloomington; and blessed with many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Carole Dilling; a brother, Myron Welch; brother-in-law, Gary Lybrook; his maternal uncle, Wilbur Ade, of Brookston; maternal aunts, Lorene (Joe) Chancellor, of Lafayette, and Lillian Ade and Alberta Ade, both of Brookston; as well as a paternal aunt, Ellen Welch, of Rossville.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Living Stone Church, 69 West Main, Rossville, with Pastor Eric Alwine officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Vale Cemetery in Lafayette. Visitation will be held from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, at The Living Stone Church in Rossville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Living Stone Church or the Buck Creek Community Association. Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel with online condolences directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
RICHARD "DICK" DILLMAN
Richard Dean "Dick" Dillman, 71, of Delphi, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 4:00am at his home, after a 3 year battle with lung cancer. He was born February 19, 1946 in Carroll County, to the late Raymond & Emma Schnepp Dillman.
Dick's marriage was to Patricia A. "Pat" Martin in Delphi, on March 19, 1965, and she survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Delphi High School, and had computer training through his work for his profession. His first job was with Carroll County REMC, from 1966-1973; he then was a farm hand for McCormick Farms, Delphi, 1973-1980; and worked for NIPSCO for 35 years in Monticello, retiring as a Supervisor in December 2010. He continued to work for NIPSCO for another 5 years, as a supervisor over contractor's doing work on gas lines.
Dick was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling with his family, enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting & school events, attending car show's, Delphi Community High School basketball games, Purdue University men's basketball games, mowing yards, and being outside. He enjoyed buying and fixing up cars & trucks and reselling them. He dearly loved his family, that was his life.
Surviving with his wife, Patricia A. "Pat" Dillman of Delphi are a son, Travis D. Dillman of Delphi; granddaughter, Madisyn M. Dillman of Delphi; grandson, Brayden L. Dillman of Delphi; sisters, Beverly J. Dillman of Inglewood, Calfornia, Barbara A. Cook of Hawthorne, California; brother, Jack & Jan Dillman of Lafayette; and brother in law, James "Jim" Quinlisk of Rossville. Preceded in death by a sister in law Barbara Quinlisk.
Friends may call Thursday, February 22, from 4-8pm at the Delphi United Methodist Church, funeral service Friday 11am at the Church, Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Carroll Co. Cancer Association or Delphi United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Advisory: Forecast flooding changed from minor to moderate severity for the rivers in Indiana Tippecanoe River near Delphi area affected
FEBRUARY 19, 2018
FARMERS MARKET NEWS
2/17/2018--The Logansport Farmers Market will host an informational meeting for both current and prospective vendors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 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 2. The market will continue to be open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays will be added beginning June 27th 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.
For more information, contact Frank at 574-699-6971 or Brenda at 753-2230.
MARJORIE A. DILLON
Marjorie A. Burge Dillon, 87, of Camden, died Sat-Jan 27, 2018, at 6:20am, at St Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She was born Oct 27, 1930 in Carroll Co., IN, to the late John & Sarah Rice Burge. Her marriage was to Wayne Lee Dillon in Young America, on Sept 10, 1950, and he survives. She was a 1949 graduate of Camden High School. She worked at JC Penney department store in Logansport for 27 years, starting in the fabric & material department, then was manager of the home furnishings department, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sewing, was an avid reader, her flower gardens, and her vegetable garden. She and her family enjoyed traveling and camping. Her greatest love was her family. She dearly loved them all, and made each one feel special in her own way. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and school programs. Her family was her life, along with a great faith in the good Lord. Surviving: husband-Wayne L. Dillon of Camden; daughters-Sandy & Richard "Smitty" Smith of Logansport, Lisa & Andy Eikenberry of Flora; sons-Doug & Pat Dillon of Flora, Jeff & Deb Dillon of Camden. Brother-Meredith & Arvila Burge of Delphi. 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by an infant grandson Evan. Services were held at Abbott Funeral Home,Delphi. Rev Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Camden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center Resident Fund, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
DONNA ELIZABETH OVERHOLSER
Donna Elizabeth (Kingery) Overholser, 87, Delphi, passed into heaven on Friday, January 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Donna was born to Irvin Kingery and Fannie Fern (Bowerman) Kingery on October 28, 1930 at their home near Flora.She graduated from Flora High School in 1948 and worked as secretary for Wilcox Lumber Company in Flora until she was married.August 8, 1951 she married Dean Overholser, who was an officer in the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia during the Korean conflict.They moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1953 while Dean was in law school.In 1955, they began living in Delphi where Dean practiced law with George W. Obear.
For over 60 years, Donna was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church and its Wesley Weds Class.She served the Church in many capacities including financial assistant, Sunday school teacher, meal helper, and helper at the annual chicken barbeque.She was also a Girl Scout leader and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. Donna had also been a member of Psi Iota Xi.She was employed by the Delphi Journal, which was renamed the Carroll County Comet at her and her husband’s suggestion after the Comet Kohoutek in 1973.
Surviving with her husband of 66 years are her children, Martin Dean Overholser (Sandra), Orange, California; Gail Ann Overholser, Bringhurst; Vicky Fern Snipes-Sorrells (Lon), Delphi; Susan Jane Fisher (Tim), West Lafayette.Also, surviving are her grandchildren, Aimee O’Connor (Rusty), Adam Snipes (Juli), Carly Eastin (Travis), Tony Fisher, Megan Bucur (Alec), Matthew Fisher, Lindsay Fisher and Ryan Fisher, and her great-grandchildren, Riley O’Connor, Addison O’Connor, Cole Snipes, Ayva Snipes, Ella Fisher, Victoria O’Connor, Jordan Eastin and baby on the way, and her son-in-law Dale Snipes.Donna is also survived by several nephews and a niece.
Donna was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Roxie Crispen and Hazel Flora, and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Services were held at the Delphi United Methodist Church, Rev Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Psi Iota Xi service was on Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Delphi United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Richard Dale Blickenstaff,89 of Lafayette passed away at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday January 31, 2018, at Williamsport Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. He was born in Delphi July 22,1928, the son of Robert and Mary Hufford Blickenstaff. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1947 He was married in Logansport to Rosemary Slate on April 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death June 25,2004. He worked at Ross Gyr for 32 years. He was a member of the Brady Lane Church of Christ in Lafayette.
He is survived by 2 sons, Ken (Susie) Blickenstaff and Karl (Tammy) Blickenstaff both of Lafayette, and a daughter Linda (Bob) Clark of Williamsport, 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.
Services will be at 1 pm Saturday February 3rd in the Chapel at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11am until the time of services.
TMG Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee & Helen Catherine Shively, life-long Carroll County residents, passed into Heaven within days of each other. Robert passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Milner Community Health Care. Helen passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018, at IU Health Arnett Hospital.
Both born in Carroll County, Robert was born January 30, 1928, to Eldo and Leta Royer Shively, while Helen was born February 13, 1930, to Carl and Ruth Margaret (Harter) Wise. They married March 11, 1950, sharing 67 years together.
Robert attended Rossville High School; Helen graduated from Delphi High School in 1948. Robert farmed south of Delphi for most of his life with Helen helping on the farm and being a homemaker. Robert and Helen were members of Cutler Ridge Old German Baptist New Conference Church.
Robert and Helen are survived by their daughter, Linda Sue (Leon) Welk, of rural Delphi; daughter-in-law, Joyce Ann Shively, of rural Delphi; Robert’s sister, Anna Bell Eller, of Rossville; Helen’s sister-in-law, Carmen Wise, of Rossville; four grandchildren, Troy (Lori) Welk, of Delphi, Randy (Gretchen) Welk, of Rossville, Eric Shively, of Flora, and Lisa Hymel, of Buford, Georgia; and seven great-grandchildren.
They are preceded in death by their parents; son, Larry Alan Shively; Robert’s sister, Mary Catherine Ivie, and her husband, Joe; Helen’s brothers, Robert Wise, and his wife, Mary, and Ralph Wise; and Robert’s brother-in-law, Clarence Eller.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Church from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Cutler Ridge Old German Baptist New Conference Church with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora. Memorials may be made to Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department or Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Church.
JOHN PHILLIP BEACH
John Phillip Beach, 91, of Delphi, died Mon-Jan 29, 2018 at 7:45am at his residence. He was born Oct 2, 1926 in Valentine, IN, to the late Harlow & Mildred Lambright Beach. His marriage was to Betty Marks in LaGrange, IN, on Nov 2 1947, and she preceded him in death on Feb 8, 2007. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1944. He is a WW II Veteran, serving in the 8th Army, serving in the Pacific Theater, Philippian Islands, and Japan, from Feb 7, 1945 to Nov 29, 1946. He then received his BS from Purdue University in Industrial Education 1951, and his MA from Purdue in Industrial Education 1961. He taught for 1 year at Kendallville High School, then accepted the Industrial Arts position at Delphi Community High School, from 1952 until his retirement in 1989. He had a passion for teaching, and he loved his students. He was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church since 1953, and had served as a trustee. He belonged to the IN Retired Teachers Association, was a life member of both the Wabash & Erie Canal, and the Friends of the Delphi Library. He was a woodworking judge for the Carroll County 4-H fair, and had judged woodworking at other surrounding counties. After retirement, he and his wife had the Deer Creek Hollow Woodworking Shop, in the former Delphi Town Square Mall. He volunteered countless hours at the Delphi Food Pantry and delivered Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed Purdue University Sports, woodworking, and loved his neighborhood, and many friends. His greatest love was for his family. He dearly loved them all, and especially enjoyed going to his grandchildren's events. Surviving: sons-Terry & Nancy Beach of Delphi, Thomas & Sherry Beach of Wichita, KS, Mike & Denise Beach of Delphi. 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a sister Betty Wright. Services: The family will receive friends from 1pm until his memorial service at 2pm Saturday, at the Delphi United Methodist Church, 1796 N US 421 Delphi. Rev Todd Ladd officiating, private family interment to follow at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Carroll County Honor Guard providing Military Rites. Memorial contributions to the Delphi Food Pantry, envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
DANIEL LEE ANDERSON
Daniel Lee Anderson, 74, of Lafayette, formerly of Delphi, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on July 20, 1943 in Delphi to the late CharlesAndersonandHelenAnderson. Hewas a 1961 graduate of Delphi High School and was drafted in to the United States Air Force in 1961 where Daniel served proudly from 1962 through 1966. He married Sandra (Lehman) Anderson on March 27, 1974 in Lafayette. She survives. He was employed at Fairfield Manufacturing as a Tool Grinder for 41 years. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion and 46 year member of the Free and Accepted Mason’s, Rossville Lodge 318.
Daniel enjoyed hiking state parks and kayaking with his granddaughters. He could be seen every morning and afternoon walking to Fuel Coffee Shop on Main St. for some good conversation. He also enjoyed playing golf, especially with his brother “Chuck” and son Andrew and always was trying to improve his game by watching golf daily. He loved Colorado and never got tired of visiting there. Above all, Daniel loved his family very much and always stayed up-to-date with their lives. He had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren, who brought out the child in him. He was appreciated, respected, and most importantly, loved by many.
Along with his wife, Sandra, he is survived by; 2 sons, Andrew (Rhonda) Friend of Lafayette, Lance Anderson of Colorado; a daughter, Danielle Anderson of Lafayette; 2 grandsons, Alex Friend and Jordan Friend; 3 granddaughters, Brooklyn Friend, Alyssa Miller, and Katelyn Miller; his mother, Helen Anderson of Delphi; 2 brothers, Charles (Jinx) Anderson of Bringhurst, Gary (Geri) Anderson of Golden Valley, AZ; 3 sisters, Geneva (Bill) Martin, Patricia (Wayne) Potts, and Claire (Terry Curin) Anderson of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his sister, Betty Butcher; and his step-son, Gregory Friend.
Memorial Contributions in Daniel’s name may be given in honor of his son Gregory to the Cystic Fibrosis at www.cff.org or envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until time of service at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Soller-Baker Funeral Home, Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd, Lafayette.
Share memories, leave condolences, and sign the guest book at www. soller-baker.com
John R. “Bob” Toole, 76, of Delphi, Indiana, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
Born on October 29, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana he was the son of the late John Earl and Mae Elizabeth (Riley) Toole. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1959 and attended Indiana State University for six months. Bob married LeAnn A. (Reppert) Toole on July 26, 1964 in Carroll County, she survives.
Bob owned and operated Sunoco gas station in the early 60’s, he then worked for Duncan Meter from 1963-1973 as a tool & die maker. He was employed by the Delphi City Police Department from 1969-1989 as a Reserves Police Officer. Bob worked for the REMC in Delphi as a Member Services Advisor and retired on April 14, 2006 after 34 years. He was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Delphi Jaycees. Bob truly loved fishing and golfing. He was a great craftsman and did a lot of wood working projects.
Bob leaves behind his wife, LeAnn; two sons, Shannon Toole of Rockfield, Indiana and Shane Toole of Brookston, Indiana; two grandchildren, Trevor L. Toole and Kerigan R. Toole; sister, Patricia (Tom) Porter of Lafayette, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Memorial visitation will on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Hippensteel Tribute Center and Funeral Home (405 Cottage Street in Delphi). Pastor Todd Ladd will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to Leukemia & Lymphomas Society, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or the Delphi United Methodist Church
Shirley J. Clawson, 74, of Delphi, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. Shirley was born on Sept. 24, 1943 in Lafayette to the late Orth and Dorothy (Kauffman) Pattengale. She attended East Tipp School and later earned her GED.
She married Gene E. Clawson on Feb. 14, 1960 in Delphi and he survives.
Shirley retired from Thoughtful Impressions in Delphi as a screen printer and had also worked at Essex Wire in Flora.
She was a member of the Delphi VFW Auxiliary.
Shirley enjoyed fishing, ginseng and mushroom hunting, birdwatching and loved the outdoors.
Along with her husband, Gene, she is survived by sons: Gregory Clawson (Janet Jones) of Lafayette, Bryon Clawson of Delphi, Douglas Clawson (Dawn) of Camden; sisters: Roxie Veach (Roy) of Burrows and Wilma Davis (Dick) of Colburn; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by a sister, Leorabelle Miller.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Kim Holley officiating.
Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Delphi VFW.
TYLER J. WERTH
Tyler J. Werth, 16, of Delphi, passed away on Jan. 19, 2018 at his residence. Tyler was born on May 18, 2001 in Springfield, IL to Shaun A. and Sophia (Hagerman) Werth. He was a student at Delphi Community High School in Delphi.
Tyler was a employee with Delphi McDonalds and a member of the Delphi FFA. He enjoyed photography, hunting and fishing.
His survived by his parents; sister, Chelsey Werth of Lincoln, IL.; maternal grandmother: Deb & Dale DeWeese of Lone Dell, MO; maternal grandfather, Charles Hagerman of Sarasota FL; paternal grandmother: Kristy & Keith Raughman of Lincoln, IL and paternal grandfather, Richard Werth also of Lincoln, IL; and several aunts and uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life service will be held on Jan. 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Christian Church in Lincoln. IL with visitation from 4:00 until the 6:00 p.m. service.
Memorial contributions in Tyler’s memory may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
JUNE ANN ROGERS
June Ann Rogers, 72, of New Castle passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at her home. She was born October 12, 1945 in Carroll County, IN to Robert and Elnora (Johnson) Scott.
She retired from New Castle School Corporation as a teacher for 46 years, where she taught at Weir, Eastwood, Wilbur Wright and Greenstreet schools. June was a member of ABWA, DAR, and an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Affectionately known as “Ma” She loved teaching and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Anne Rogers of New Castle; her father, Robert Scott of Delphi, IN; sister, Mary Sealy (Bill) of Southport, IN; grandchildren, Victor Mukes, Alexandria, Sarah, and Sam Rogers; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Owen Mukes; niece, Melanie (Jamie) Campbell; two nephews, Brian (Nicole) Scott and James Sealy; brother-in-law, Richard (Rox) Wagner, caregivers, Charles Love and Ashley Fields.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elnora Scott, husband, Robert J. Rogers, son, Robert C. Rogers.
Services will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service with Father John Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Delphi, IN. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209. You may express condolences or share a memory of June at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Jack E. McGuire, 46 of Frankfort, died unexpectedly at Methodist Hospital Indianapolis at 7:26pm on Wednesday January 10th. He was born in Logansport on February 7,1971, the son of George and Linda McGuire.
Jack was a member of the DCHS Class of 1989, and was a self employed roofer.
Jack is survived by his parents of Peru, two daughters Jaden and Darlene McGuire of Monticello, two brothers Richard McGuire of Greenfield and Kevin (Hayley) Hostetler of Denver, IN and his fiancée Stacey Ayers of Frankfort.
Private Memorial Services have been entrusted to Cree Funeral Home, Camden.
Larry J. Wilson, 72, of Delphi, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at IU Health Arnett Hospital ER, from injuries he sustained in a automobile accident near Delphi.
Larry was born March 31, 1945 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to the late William Wilson, and Gaynell Roberts Rees. His marriage was to Ruth Ann Draper in Delphi, on December 3, 1976, and she preceded him in death on July 30, 2010.
He was a 1963 graduate of Delphi High School, and was in the Indiana National Guard for 4 years, and the reserves for 4 years. Larry worked for the former Peters-Revington Furniture Factory in Delphi from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Pittsburg, sang in the choir, and helped with the children's ministries of the church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and scooters, and was proud of his motorcycle endorsement.
Larry enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors', always admiring the good Lord's creation.
Surviving: Daughters-Ronda & Dustan Strange of Oaktown, Susan & Chad Collier of West Lafayette; Sons-James A. and Shannon J. Wilson of Delphi; Sisters-Jeani "Sis" Allen of Indianapolis, Joyce Woods of Dayton, Peggy Agee of Indianapolis; Brother-Pat Rees of Elkhart; Grandchildren: Adrienne Daugherty, Rebecca Collier, Samuel Strange, Skylor Strange, Catherine Clark, Gaige Strange, Noah Strange; 5 great grandchildren.
Friends may call Saturday from 2pm until his funeral service at 4pm, at the Frist Assembly of God Church, Pittsburg, Pastor Brent Oliver officiating. Private family interment at a later date. Memorial contributions to the church, envelopes available there. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
Carroll County Sheriff files for Re-Election
SHERIFF TOBE LEAZENBY
Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby has filed to seek a second term as Carroll County Sheriff. Sheriff Leazenby has served the citizens of Carroll County for almost 32 years, having started with the office as a part time jail officer in 1986. Since then, he has served in multiple capacities with the office. During his first term, Sheriff Leazenby has made improvements to the office including firearm upgrades for the enforcement division. He was also able to implement two, full time detectives to the small county agency’s line up, allowing for progressive criminal investigations. Additionally, Sheriff Leazenby, with a good working relationship with the county council, was able to bring animal control back to Carroll County after an almost ten-year hiatus. Sheriff Leazenby also completed the 113th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, an executive level management course for Sheriffs, while in his first term. Sheriff Leazenby also continues to serve on the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors and the ISA’s Scholarship Committee, serving as Lafayette area chairman for the committee. Sheriff Leazenby stated, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term as Carroll County Sheriff. I am not finished with my accomplishments yet and look forward to another four years to complete those goals. Granted, the past year has been challenging. Obviously some of those goals include resolve to the Flora and Delphi investigations. I thank the community which I serve and look forward to its support as we move forward the next four years.”
Delphi Resident Dies In HHC Accident
1/16/2018--A Delphi resident died on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, following an accident at the intersection of County Road 800 West (Dayton Road) and the Hoosier Heartland Highway.
Investigators say that Larry Wilson, 72, of Delphi, was driving a Minivan when his vehicle went into the path of a Pick Up truck shortly before 2:00 p.m. Wilson was taken to IU Health in Lafayette in Critical Condition but died from his injuries. The driver of the Pick Up, Nathan Frost of Logansport, was treated and released at the scene. The Hoosier Heartland Corridor was closed for about two hours.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the accident.
Delphi Double Homicide Investigation Continues
1/15/2018--ISP--Earlier today members of the Liberty German family and Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter appeared on a live segment of the Megyn Kelly TODAY show to help keep the double homicide of Liberty German and Abigail Williams in the public eye. Late last year there was a similar appearance on the Dr. PHIL show.
Also, as part of the families’ efforts to develop investigative leads, information has been shared with numerous police agencies across the nation. One agency in Tennessee shared the information on their Facebook Site and added verbiage that stated “FBI has extended the search into south eastern Tennessee counties including Bledsoe”. In fact, this is a NATION WIDE search for the person or persons wanted for the murders of Abby and Libby. The Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department has updated their Facebook site which now states, “To Clarify this suspect HAS NOT BEEN SEEN IN BLEDSOE COUNTY or any other counties in Tn. It is a nationwide search.” The current Facebook post can be found at this link:
The timing of the original Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post and the live airing on the Megyn Kelly TODAY show resulted in misinformation being shared on the show and the purpose of this release is to correct the inadvertent misinformation.
Speaking on behalf of all the law enforcement agencies working on this active homicide investigation, we are grateful to the media and other police agencies for sharing the family poster about these murders. We are confident someone knows who was responsible for these murders and we encourage them to come forward with their tip information. The tip phone number is 844-459-5786 and callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be sent by email to email@example.com
As this remains an active investigation, the Indiana State Police is not speaking to specifics of any particular tips or leads that are being investigated. To date, more than 26,000 tips have been investigated. At such time that an arrest is made, media will be notified.
GORDON L. STEVENS
Gordon L. Stevens, 89, of Delphi, passed away on Jan. 12, 2018 at IU Health in Lafayette. He was born on Sept. 18, 1928 in Lafayette to the late Cecil and Sylvia (Hughes) Stevens.
He retired after 20 years from the US Army. He was a chief warrant officer. He served from 1946 – 1966.
His first marriage was to Carolyn Snyder and they later divorced. He later married his wife Carmen Jane (Randle) on April 21, 1985 in Delphi and she preceded him on Jan. 13, 2013.
Mr. Stevens had worked as a realtor for Godby Real Estate and had worked at National Homes. He was owner-operator of Stevens Residential Repairs.
He was a life member of the Lafayette VFW and Delphi American Legion, a member of the Delphi Lions, Wabash & Erie Canal Association, the Delphi I.O.O.F and Lafayette Moose Lodge. He was a past member and past president of the Monticello Moose Lodge and a member of the Lafayette Retired Officers Assoc.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and cats; and woodworking.
He is survived by his children: Gordon Lance Stevens (Joanne) of Garner, NC, Iris Maria Ausban (Dean) of Battle Ground; step-children: Randle Myers (Rebecca) of Delphi, Mary Carol Sparks (Larry) of Kokomo; brother, Herbert Stevens (Carol) of Lafayette; sister, Marilyn Rohlfing of Fishers;12 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Along with his wife, Carmen he was preceded by a step-son, Michael Myers; brothers: Leslie and Milford; and sisters: Dorothy Huffer and Maxine DeVos.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Duke officiating. A special IOOF service will be held there on Friday. Entombment will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions in Gordon’s memory may be made to Wabash & Erie Canal Assoc. or the Special Olympics.
Margaret Ann Guckien, 95, of Mulberry and formerly of Carroll County, IN, passed away on Jan. 10, 2018 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community.
Margaret was born on Sept. 27, 1922 in Lucerne, IN to the late James and Francis (Larkin) Montgomery. She graduated from Lucerne High School and Logansport Business School.
She married F. Michael Guckien on April 19, 1944 at Lucerne, IN and he preceded her on Sept. 24, 1984.
She was the former owner-operator of Burrows Lunch. She also worked for 16 years as a secretary for Logansport State Hospital. She retired as a house mother in various sororities at Purdue University.
Mrs. Guckien was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Alter & Rosary Society, St. Elizabeth Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Margaret enjoyed playing Euchre, cake decorating, crocheting, traveling and spending time with family..
She is survived by children: Sylvester Guckien (Pat) of Frankfort, Kay Trent (John) of Kokomo, Mary Guckien of West Lafayette, Marie Clawson (Michael) of Delphi; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Guckien was also preceded by a brother, J.W. Montgomery and a sister, Mary Hardy.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi with Rosary at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 16, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi with Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mulberry Alzheimer’s Annual Walk.
Clayton Combs, 85, of Delphi passed away on Jan. 6, 2018 at his daughter’s residence in Delphi. Clayton was born on May 23, 1932 in Carroll County, Indiana to the late Charles and Phoebe (Lamphier) Combs. He attended Pittsburg School in Pittsburg, Indiana.
He married Marcella J. “Tilly” Smith on July 30, 1951 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and she preceded him on March 6, 2014.
Mr. Combs had been employed at G&G Farms and Southern Pines in Bonita Springs, FL; Prior to that he had worked at Loy Roofing.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Delphi and the United Cherokee Nation and was given the Cherokee name, “Broken Arrow.”
Clayton enjoyed fishing and making sunshine.
He is survived by his daughters: Teresa Houser (Jeff) of Delphi and Patricia Harner of Georgia; brothers: Floyd Combs (Darlene) of Monticello and Harrold Combs (Linda) of Burnettsville; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded by a daughter, Leigh Kiger, sons: Clayton M and Robert I. Combs; grandson, Danny Lehr; siblings: Marjorie Roland and Chuck and David Combs.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2018 at Davidson Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2018 with Pastor John Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery, northern Carroll County.
Memorial contribution in Clayton’s memory may be made to Guardian Angels Hospice, 513 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.
THOMAS WAYNE KEMPF
Thomas Wayne Kempf, formerly of Crawfordsville, went to be with his Lord on Monday morning at North Woods Village of Kokomo. He was 84.
Born February 7, 1933 in Delphi he was the son of the late Paul and Margaret (Long) Kempf. He married Ruby M. Hathaway at the Delphi Baptist Church on February 28, 1954. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2006.
He graduated from Delphi High School as a member of the class of 1951. He later attended Bob Jones University and Taylor University.
Thomas served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. He received his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and artillery training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He received his honorable discharge after being stationed at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois.
He worked for Alcoa prior to being employed by Indiana Gas (now Vectren), retiring in 1998. He later worked for CVS.
Having been a member of Kossuth St. Baptist Church in Lafayette, Friendship Baptist Church and East Side Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, he was very active as the song leader and choir director as well as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher.
He enjoyed being with his family, reading, playing badminton and was a sports fan, especially Purdue.
Surviving family members include his daughter Sue (David) Atkisson of Kokomo, sons Jerry (Cec) Kempf of Crawfordsville, Joel Kempf of Denver, Colorado, daughter Dawn (Joe) Hieston of Crawfordsville; grandchildren Nathan Rawley, Eric Dupay, Keith Dupay, Courtney Kempf, Nina Kelly, Chris Locklin, Ally Kempf, Drew Hieston, Mitchell Hieston, Madelyenn Hieston and Aaron Morgan; great-grandchildren Mavric Collier, Easton Dupay, Karlee Bates, Jordynn Dupay, Alyssa Dupay and Alaina Kelly.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
A funeral service with military rites will be 3:00PM Saturday, January 13 at East Side Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Steve Whicker along with son Joel Kempf. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 1:00PM until the time of service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.
Contributions can be made to East Side Baptist Church, 2000 Traction Rd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Mr. Kempf donated his blood for several years. In his memory, you are encouraged to become a blood donor.
Condolences can be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.
Delphi Homicide Investigation Headquarters
Moving Back to Delphi City Hall
1/8/2018--ISP--As we near the one year anniversary date of the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German the Indiana State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department are providing this brief update on the status of the investigation. Both agencies remain fully engaged with investigative personnel assigned to the case. Most recently, the result of the international attention from exposure of the investigation on the Dr. Phil Show, this investigation remains in the public eye and additional leads are being investigated.
As the second year of this investigation commences on February 13th, the most visible change will be the base of operations. As many will recall, the investigation was originally headquartered above the Delphi City Hall and later moved to the REMC building on Franklin Street, in Delphi. Now, moving forward, the need for such a large dedicated area is not necessary and the investigative base of operations will be relocated back to the office space above city hall.
It is important to acknowledge and thank the Carroll White REMC members, Board of Directors, Management Team and Employees for their gracious support providing a base of operations at the Franklin Street REMC building since February of 2017. This facility provided more than adequate space needed to investigate leads in the critical initial months of this ongoing investigation. Moving forward, Mayor Shane Evans, on behalf of the City of Delphi, has arranged for outside law enforcement personnel to utilize space in Delphi’s city municipal building where all involved investigators and support staff will be able to work closely with other local law enforcement officials.
Without doubt, someone, somewhere has the tip needed to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. We urge anyone with this information to either call the toll free number tip line at 844-459-5786 or email the tip to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers to the tip line may remain anonymous.
EDWARD JOE STANKARD
Edward “Eddie” Joe Stankard, 66, of Reno, Nevada, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2018.
He was born on April 24, 1951 in Lafayette, IN to Mary F. (Gramkow) Stankard and the late William J. Stankard. He graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1969. After high school he graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting in Milwaukee, WI and he also attended classes at Ivy Tech in Lafayette, IN. He was the Sports Director for radio stations in Monticello and Rochester, Indiana. He later enlisted in the United States Air Force serving for 3 years. After he completed his term of service, he worked at Alcoa in Lafayette, IN and then moved to California where he retired from General Chemical Corp.
Eddie was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Purdue Boilermaker fan. His favorite sport was Major League Baseball and his favorite team was the Oakland A’s. Eddie was an avid golfer.
Eddie loved his family and is survived by his mother Mary F. Stankard of Delphi, IN, companion Linda Buffington of Reno, NV, daughter Emerald Keehan (Sean) of South San Francisco, CA and brother Dan Stankard (Pat) of Delphi, IN. He also leaves behind three special nephews Scott Stankard (Piper), Jeff Stankard (Libby) and Eric Stankard (Erica). He was preceded in death by his father.
The family will welcome visitors to a Celebration of Life that will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Delphi, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to: Libby & Abby Softball Park Fund, Carroll County Community Foundation, PO Box 538, Delphi, IN 46923-0538 or online athttp://www.cfcarroll.org/libby_abby_softball_park_fund_ca.html.
Chris Johnson of Crawfordsville passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 1, 2018 shortly after the new year in Ft. Wayne. He was 56.
Chris was the primary principal and CEO of Johnson & Williamson Insurance in Crawfordsville.
Born September 22, 1961 in Delphi, he was the son of Claude and Linda Lee (Beaumont) Johnson.
He graduated from Delphi High School in 1980 as Valedictorian. He then attended West Point Military Academy until an injury ended his service as a cadet. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wabash College class of 1984.
He married Raquel Nocus on August 8, 1999 in Crawfordsville. She survives.
He began his career working as an engineer for the United States Defense Department. Eventually, he returned to Indiana to join his father in the insurance business.
He was a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Crawfordsville Rotary Club as well as a State of Indiana Fire Commissioner. He also continually contributed to the community in various ways.
Chris pursued a lifelong passion as an engineer and scientist obtaining numerous patents for various designs and inventions. He loved travelling and was an avid reader and a lifelong student of history, particularly military history.
Surviving family includes his wife; daughter Sophia at home; son David (Lexi) Johnson of Franklin; daughter Teresa (Brad Farmer) Johnson of Pittsboro; father Claude Johnson of Crawfordsville; four grandsons and a granddaughter on the way.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
A celebration of his life will take place 6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7th at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Montgomery County, 1001 Whitlock Ave., Crawfordsville, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to a volunteer fire department of your choosing or to the Crawfordsville Rotary Club-Mexico Fire Truck Initiative, P.O. Box 841, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Lanette L. Cunningham Sechrist, 86, of Lafayette, died Monday, January 1, 2018 at 3:30am at St. Mary's Healthcare Center, Lafayette. She had been a resident there for 4 years.
Lanette was born June 16, 1931 in Lafayette, to the late Lawrence Cunningham, and Mildred Lane Shepard. Her marriage was to Paul K. Sechrist in Delphi, on February 14, 1978, and he survives.
She was a 1949 graduate of Benjamin Bosse High School, Evansville, and worked for the former National Homes in Lafayette as a secretary, then was the administrative secretary for the purchasing agent at the former Gerber Globe Valve Corp in Delphi for 2 years, and was a homemaker.
Raised in Evansville, Indiana, she moved to Delphi in 1958. Then in the early 80's, she and her husband moved to Tucson, Arizona, for 30 years, then moved back to Lafayette in 2011.
Lanette loved to travel, and made it to 48 States, plus Mexico & Canada. She enjoyed ceramics, needle point, and her passion was sewing. She dearly loved her family.
Surviving are her husband, Paul K Sechrist of Lafayette; daughters Cheryl Shull of Jacksonville, Florida, Claudette & Lynn Brown of Flora, Vande & Tom Grimm of Evansville, and Renee Mitchell of Lafayette; son Brian & Lenora Gooch of Attica; step brothers, Gerry & Tana Shepard of Monticello, Terry Shepard of Delphi; stepson, Frank Sechrist of Delphi; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Jalayne Johns; son in law Larry Shull; brother Sonny Emmert; and step brother Lerry Shepard.
Friends may call Friday from 10am until her funeral at 12pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
James Alfred "Jim" Lichtenberger, 77, of Middlebury, Indiana, passed away Dec. 29, 2017 at Elkhart General Hospital.
Jim was born Sept. 15, 1940 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late Alfred and Charlene Lichtenberger. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1958 and from Valparaiso University in 1962, where he played basketball for the Crusaders. On Aug. 26, 1961 he married the love of his life, Margaret "Peggy" Corns.
Jim was a teacher, basketball coach and school administrator. He coached at Concordia Teacher's College in River Forest, Illinois, Bristol High School, Northside Junior High, LaVille High School, Hobart High School and Delphi High School. He was an assistant principal at Fairfield Junior Senior High School and principal at Argos Junior Senior High School before becoming the principal at Northridge High School, where he retired in 2005.
Jim was a lifelong Cubs fan and was ecstatic to see them win the World Series. He also enjoyed Notre Dame basketball, Purdue football and basketball, and all Northridge High School extracurricular activities. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family dearly.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy, two daughters, Kathleen Lichtenberger of Middlebury, Deborah (Jack) McKissick of Granger, and Robert (Sherry) Lichtenberger of North Liberty, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his sister Jill (Jim) Ferres of Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Steve Lichtenberger of Maysville, Kentucky.
Per Jim's request there will be no funeral service or visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Northridge High School or the Middlebury Food Pantry.
BRANDON "TROY" VIBBERT
Brandon “Troy” Vibbert, 44,of Bringhurst was born January 15, 1973, in Lafayette, ended his constant battle with himself on December 25, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a Union member of Local 22 as an Ironworker.
Troy wore his heart on his sleeve and loved everyone he encountered. He was extremely passionate about music. Troy’s hobbies included playing guitar, making and writing music, spending time with his two grandchildren, making people laugh, and tinkering with random things; he was a jack-of-all-trades.
He is survived by his parents, Estal and Kay (Young) Vibbert; daughter, McKenzie Vibbert; grandchildren, Kaydence Vibbert and Knox Adams; brother, Shawn Ward; wife, Patricia Vibbert; stepson, Quiaton Lindsey and step granddaughter, Makenna Lindsey; niece, Lydia Ward; great niece, Ava Fryk; great nephew, Braydyn Brown; uncles, Bill Brower, Ernie Vibbert, and Bill Vibbert; aunts, Nancy Brower Haines, Bonnie Demerly, Nomie McCarty, and Emily Sanson; and numerous cousins.
Troy is preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Marybell Brower, and Frank and Vira Mae Vibbert; aunt, Carol Brower Stockdale; and uncle, Eddie Vibbert.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora, from 4:00 p.m. to the start of the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Joe Boggs will officiate. Inurnment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery in the spring of 2018. In lieu of flowers, Troy’s family asks that donations be made to Brady’s Hope or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) in memory of Troy.
P. Joan Bush Rogers, 88, formerly of Camden, died Thurs-Dec 28, 2017 at 12:45am at St. Mary's Healthcare Center, Lafayette, where she had been a resident for 1 1/2 years.. She was born June 23, 1929 in Burrows, to the late Wilson & Helen Edging Rogers. Her marriage was to John A. Rogers in Knox, on Mar 23, 1954, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1988. She was a 1947 graduate of Delphi High School, and a 1950 graduate of Methodist School of Nursing, Indianapolis. When she was first married, she helped her husband farm, and they had a dairy. She then went to work at Logansport Memorial Hospital for awhile, then worked at Family Practice Doctors Offices in the surrounding counties. She took a break from nursing to start her family, and drove a school bus and helped cook at the Camden Elementary School. After raising her family she went back to nursing and worked at the former Home Hospital in Lafayette for 14 years, retiring from there. She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women, and served on the church executive board. She attended the Burrows Presbyterian Church in her younger days. She belonged to the Aim High Home Ec Club, participated and was a member of W.A.L.L.A. She volunteered at the Carroll County Council on Aging Area IV, enjoyed gardening, knitting, and exhibited her knitting pieces in the Carroll Co. Open 4-H contest. She was extremely involved with her kids activities and functions, and later on, in her grand & great grandchildren's activities. She dearly loved her family, and the time they spent together. Surviving: daughters-Joyce Johnson & Tom Canavan of Monticello, KY, Judy Kendall of Camden, Janet & Jerry Lecy of Lafayette, Jerlyn Rogers & William Gray of Indianapolis; sister-Jane George of Delphi; step sister-Thelma DeWitt of Kokomo. 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a step brother Ernest; step sister Virginia; step mother Rose. Services: Friends may call Friday-Jan 5, 2018, from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Saturday at 11am, Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Camden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Carroll Manor Home or Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
CALVIN CURTIS FIELEKE
Calvin Curtis Fieleke, 76, of Delphi, died Tuesday-Dec 26, 2017, at 8:55pm, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, after a 2 year fight with cancer. He was born March 11, 1941 in Kankakee, IL, to the late Walter & Cleta Doehring Fieleke.
He has two sisters, Carol & Garrett DeYoung of St Anne, IL, and Donna Romein of Delphi; an older brother Walter "Sonny" Fieleke Jr of Delphi. His marriage was to Patricia "Pat" Harter on October 18, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Lakeland, FL, and she survives.
He attended schools in Momence, IL, and graduated in 1959 from Lakeland High School, Lakeland, FL. He co-managed the DuRa Brake Shop in Tampa, FL, then moved to Delphi, where he farmed for 40 years. He also spent a few years as a salesman for the former Coral Ford in Lafayette, and Dick Krieg Motors in Delphi. He retired from farming in 2006.
Calvin loved the Lord, and was a great example of a Christian father & husband. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Delphi, for over 52 years. At First Baptist he served the Lord many years as a deacon, usher, and a greeter. He was a member of the Lafayette Indiana Historic Auto Club, and was a past president. He enjoyed touring the country with his Model-A cars. He and his wife wintered for several years in Lakeland, FL. Calvin loved his family and always enjoyed being with them for any and all opportunities and occasions.
He is survived by his wife Patricia "Pat" Fieleke of Delphi; his two daughters; Kim & Patrick Kelley of Delphi, Eileen & Steve Fullenkamp of Valparaiso. He has 4 grandchildren: Jared & Hannah Kelley of Rossville, Danielle & Wes Schuiteman of Marion, Brooke & Logan Fullenkamp of Valparaiso. A great grandson that took his middle name: Isaac Curtis Kelley.
Friends may call Friday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Saturday at 11am at the First Baptist Church, Delphi, Rev. Bill Glenn officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contribution's to the First Baptist Church, IU Simon Cancer Center, or the Hope for Brazil, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
MARY MARGARET DELANEY
Mary Margaret Delaney, 91 of Delphi, passed away on December 24, 2017 at The Springs Health Center in Lafayette. Mary Margaret was born in Tippecanoe County on March 14, 1926 to the late Christopher and Catherine (Hazlett) Schnepp. She was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married Lawrence “Bus” Lee Delaney on Aug. 21, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi and he preceded her on April 3, 1987.
She was a homemaker and had previously worked in the Athletic Dept. at Delphi High School.
Mrs. Delaney was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi, a member of the Rosary & Altar Society, Red Hat Society, and Lunch Bunch. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Canal Center and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, flower gardening and traveling. She also enjoyed playing cards, Euchre and Skip-O with her companion, Robert Quinn.
She is survived by her children: Brenda Robertson of Dayton and Jeffery Delaney (Cheryl) of Lafayette; grandchildren; Dawn Robertson of Charlotte, NC, Brett Robertson of Flora, Brad Delaney of Lafayette and Chad Delaney of Sheridan; 7 great grandchildren and her companion, Robert Quinn.
She was also preceded by her grandson, Shane Delaney; brother, William Schnepp and sister, Emma Dillman.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi. Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
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CHRISTINA MARIE KELLY DUFF
Christina Marie Kelly Duff, 60, of Crawfordsville, died unexpectedly Thursday-Dec 21, 2017 at 8:20am, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Apr 11, 1957 in Lafayette, to Donald W. Kelly, and her late mother Mary K Furst Kelly. Her marriage was to Douglas L. Duff in Delphi, on Feb 26, 1977, and he survives.
She was a 1975 graduate of Delphi Community High School, and attended Ball State University. She currently worked for Wabash College in administration to the Dean of the College, since 2004; prior to that, for the Montgomery County Courthouse, for Judge Milligan, and prior to that, for the Delphi Community High School, she was secretary to the principle for 19 1/2 years.
She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church; Psi Iota Xi Sorority; and she loved her job. Her greatest joy was her family and her grandchildren. She loved them all very much, and enjoyed all the time they spent together.
Surviving: husband-Douglas L Duff of Crawfordsville; daughter-Lindsey & Ashley Lucas of Crawfordsville; son-Jason & Hillary Duff of Plymouth, WI; father-Donald W. Kelly (companion Joyce Sullivan) of Delphi; sister-Jennifer & Steven Newberry of West Lafayette; brother-Jeff & Brenda Kelly of West Lafayette; mother in law-Wanda P. Duff of Delphi; 6 grandchildren. Preceded in death by a great nephew Jackson Fetter; father in law Bill Duff; brother in law Eddie Duff.
Services: friends may call Saturday from 10am until her funeral service at 2pm at the Delphi United Methodist Church, Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Assoc., envelopes available at the church. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
William J. Martin, 92, of rural Camden, died Thursday-Dec 21, 2017 at 8:47am at his daughter Carolyn's home, after a brief illness. He was born Oct 27, 1925 in Carroll County, IN, to the late Charles Gardner & Ora Jordan Martin. His marriage was to Peggy J. Dunderman at the Wheatland Ave United Methodist Church in Logansport, on Aug 31, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Aug 2, 2012.
He was a 1943 graduate of Delphi High School. He was in the U.S. Army at the end of WW II, stationed in the Pacific Theater, then switched to the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed their. He farmed in Liberty Township, Carroll County, for many years, raising hogs & cattle, and grain.
He was a member of the Burrows Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder. He was a member of the Camden American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and camping, and for many years wintered in Sebring, FL. He dearly loved his family, and the many gatherings they shared together.
Surviving: daughters-Conny & Jerry Amstutz of Leo, Carolyn & Robin Maxwell of rural Camden; sons-William "Mike" & Sonya Martin of Abbeville, SC, Richard Martin of Burrows, Christopher & April Martin of rural Camden; brother-Charles "Max" & Catherine Martin of Burrows; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren.
Services: Friends may call Saturday at the Burrows Presbyterian Church from 1pm until his funeral service at 3pm, Rev Carolyn DeWitt, & Rev's John & Sally Gilbert officiating. Burial at Woodville Cemetery, rural Camden, Carroll County Honor Guard providing Military Rites. Memorial contributions to the Burrows Presbyterian Church, envelopes available there. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
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The Marine Corps League, Michael Walters Detachment of Delphi was presented with a check for $2,000 from Rob Aldrich and American Family Insurance for their Scholarship Fund. Rob Aldrich, nephew of Michael Walters, and LeAnne Aldrich, sister of Michael Walters, are pictured in the photo with members of the Marine Corps League.
Bertie Smith, 86, of Delphi, passed away on December 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born in White County, Indiana on November 2, 1931 to the late Mearl “Hap” and Edna (McGill) Wamsher. She attended Delphi Schools. She married Gerald Smith on January 29, 1949 in Lebanon and he passed away in 1987.
Mrs. Smith retired in 1998 from Essex Wire in Flora where she had worked as a wire puller. She worked at Central Lab in West Lafayette as a score & brake operator. She had worked as a clerk for Mode-A-Day Dress Shop & I&W Fashion Center. She had also worked as a clerk for Wynkoop Holden Pharmacy.
She was a member of the Delphi Wesleyan Church.
She enjoyed playing cards and watching any and all basketball games.
She is survived by her daughter, Neta Danforth (Doug) of Monticello; son-in-law, Tom Soper of Delphi; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by her daughter, Penny Soper and son-in-law, Roger Daniels.
A graveside service will be held at IOOF Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Pastor Dan Fisher officiating.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Delphi Wesleyan Church at 501 N. Washington St., Delphi, IN 46923.
Phyllis Jean Hughes Hildebrandt, 91, of Delphi, died Thursday-December 14, at 9:00 p.m. at her daughters home, after a brief illness. She was born August 19, 1926 in Camden, to the late Archie Earl & Mary Magdalene Ward Hughes. Her marriage was to Charles E. Hildebrandt in Camden, on June 16, 1951, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2004.
Jean was a 1944 graduate of Camden High School. Her first job was as a nanny for Donnabelle & Robert Seiber for 4 years, then she worked for the Carroll Telephone Co. for 4 years, then she was the office manager for Dr. John Byrne, then she worked for Dr Eldon E. Baker, & Dr T. Neal Petry in their family practice, assisting the doctor's and running the office. She worked a total of 33 years for the doctor's.
She joined the Delphi United Methodist Church in 1954, and was active in helping with the Rotary Meal, for 33 years. She was a charter & board member of the Carroll County Cancer Association for over 50 years, helping with the scholarship committee for our local students and the Purdue Cancer Research graduate program. She enjoyed sewing, and loved chocolate. She dearly loved her family and many close friends, and especially watching her grand & great grandchildren.
Surviving: daughter-Patti Jo "PJ" & Jeff Everett of Delphi; niece-Susie Manahan of Palm Springs, California; grandchildren: Charles Matthew Sturdivant, Dustin & Kyle Everett, step grandchildren-Riannon Porter, Jeremy Everett, great grandchildren-Aubrey, Bradley, Darryen, Haley, Kayden, Hannah, Merle, Rylan, Marissa, Lily, Erie; sisters-Ann & Phil Rogers of Terre Haute, Jo Powell of Mooresville, Mary Ellen & Roger Conen of El Paso, Texas; sister in law Phyllis J. Hildebrand of Lafayette; brother in law-Joe & Delores Hildebrandt of Delphi; preceded in death by a brother Robert, sister Esther Stipp, nephew Tom Stipp; & brother's & sisters in law.
Friends may call Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until her funeral service at 1:00 p.m.at the Union Center (former Delphi United Methodist Church, 118 N. Union St.) Rev Todd Ladd officiating, burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Carroll Co. Cancer Assoc., envelopes available there. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com/
Trustee Celebrates 100th Birthday
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Clayton Hutson of Cutler has served as the Trustee of Democrat Township in Carroll County for 47 years, believed to be the longest any elected official in the history of the County. On Sunday, December 10th, a celebration of his 100th Birthday was held at the Cutler Presbyterian Church.
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