Our Obituaries

Martha J. Steele

September 8, 1931 - July 18, 2017

Martha J. "Sug" Steele, 85, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Newburgh Healthcare Center. She was born September 8, 1931, in Evansville, IN, to the late Lawrence and Drusie Hamner.She was a member of VFW 2953 and the Eagles Country Club. Martha was an avid bowler, a member of many leagues, playing multiple times a week. She was a by-hand seamstress and was very crafty. ...
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Mary Elizabeth Ryan

May 6, 1927 - July 17, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ryan, 90, of Evansville, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at West River Health Campus. She was born May 6, 1927, in Evansville, to the late George T. and Katherine (Rieken) Lamar.She began her career as Secretary of the Defense Department before working at the Baby Shop, where she fit many a delighted girl with an Easter dress complete with matching hat. She was an engaged...
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Joyce Ann Moore

August 5, 1931 - July 15, 2017

Joyce Ann Moore, 85, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born August 5, 1931 in Keensburg, IL, to the late, Bill and Lois Milburn.She was an active member of Methodist Temple and enjoyed spending time with her family. Joyce is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lester D. Moore; daughters, Leslie A. Hyland (Mike) of Fairfield, OH, Melinda S....
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William Lloyd Trent,

August 29, 1930 - July 15, 2017

William Trent, Sr. passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was born in Henderson, Kentucky on August 29, 1930, to the late Robert and Allie Trent. He is survived by brother, Donald Trent and sister, Ruth Trent Page; children, George, Jr., Delores, Brenda, Cheryle, Glenn, and William, Jr.; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded by wife, Delores and daughter, Melissa. ...
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Raymond W. Nicholson

May 9, 1930 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Raymond William Nicholson

May 9, 1930 - July 14, 2017

Dr. Raymond W. Nicholson, 87, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord Friday July 14, 2017 at St. Mary's Medical Center (St. Vincent Hospital), where he himself had been the longest active member of the medical staff. He was born May 9, 1930 on Mother's Day to the late Raymond W. & Helen (White) Nicholson."Dr. Nick" as he was affectionately known as by his colleagues and patients was a...
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George Herbert Barton

February 7, 1939 - July 12, 2017

I would like you to help me celebrate my arrival in heaven to be with the Lord. My journey on earth began on February 7, 1939, and my heavenly journey began on July 12, 2017.I don't want my family and friends to be crying at my funeral. Instead, I want my family and friends to have a fellowship and potluck meal sharing memories of my life and the pranks I so loved to do. My fellowship will...
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James Russell Klipsch

November 12, 1929 - July 12, 2017

James Russell Klipsch, 87, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was born November 12, 1929, in Winslow, IN, to the late John O. and Eva (Hardin) Klipsch.He was a 1949 graduate of Winslow High School and worked 37 years at Overhead Door Company in Evansville. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Carpenter's Local 90, both of Evansville. James and his wife,...
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Eunice Juanita Schnacke

October 10, 1921 - July 9, 2017

Eunice Juanita Schnacke, 95, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Woodmont Nursing Home in Boonville. She was born October 10, 1921, in Galveston, TX, to the late Clinton and Minnie Lee (Booker) Henderson, Sr.She worked at Chrysler, Wells Department Store, Schnacke Manufacturing, Keller Crescent, Welborn Clinic, and Evansville Country Club before retiring from Welborn Hospital in...
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Holly Ann Robertson

December 29, 1974 - July 8, 2017

Holly Ann Robertson, 42, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at her home. She was born December 29, 1974, in Evansville, to William and the late Carol Robertson.She had a smile that was contagious and was always happy and making others smile. Holly could be found cuddled in her bed with her boys, Jax and Josey, watching movies and spending time together. She also enjoyed outings...
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Louise G. Bartley

January 20, 1921 - July 6, 2017

Local arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel, Evansville, IN. Graveside services will be held at a later date in San Diego, CA.
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Ginger Lynn Thorbeck

April 28, 1982 - July 6, 2017

Ginger Lynn Thorbeck, 35, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2017, at her home. She worked at Old National Bank as a customer service representative and at Stockwell Inn. She was a 2000 Honor graduate of Bosse High School and attended Indiana University and USI. Ginger was on the Bosse Varsity Soccer team and the Evansville Elite traveling soccer team. She was a generous, selfless...
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Iona Mae Lukeman

August 8, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Iona Mae Lukeman, 91, of Evansville, passed away July 6, 2017 at Transcendent Healthcare North in Boonville, IN. She was born August 8, 1925.She went to Central High School in Evansville and worked at the ABC Store until its closing. She loved to bowl, play bingo, and go to the boat. Iona was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Lukeman Sr. and sons, William Lukeman Jr. and...
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Jane W. Morton

March 12, 1930 - July 4, 2017

Jane W. Morton passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Henderson at the age of 87.She is survived by her husband, James Morton of Henderson; four children, Jeff (Kristy) Morton of Oklahoma City, John (Emily) Morton of Henderson, Joseph (Lynn) Morton of Henderson, and Jerry (Michelle) Morton of Union, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren....
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Floy Elizabeth McCrory Hassell

March 21, 1920 - July 2, 2017

Floy Elizabeth Barrow McCrory Hassell, 97, peacefully passed away July 2, 2017. She was born to Sally and James Bliss Barrow on March 21, 1920, in Red Level, Alabama, where she spent her childhood. Predeceased are her parents; older sister, Bessie; brothers, JD and Bill; husband, John Comer McCrory; children, John Wayne and Peggy Diane; and her second husband, Pete Hassell. Survivors include...
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Carmen M. Dalton

November 16, 1940 - July 2, 2017

Carmen Dalton, 76, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Walnut Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center. She was born November 16, 1940, in Spencer County, IN, to the late Russell and Emma (Jessie) Ricker.She was a 1959 graduate of Bosse High School and owner of Bill Caldwell's Employment Service for 35 years. She also worked in real estate as a rental property owner.Carmen was...
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Rolland M. Eckels

May 6, 1924 - July 2, 2017

Rolland M. Eckels, 93, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway. He was born May 6, 1924, in Evansville, to the late Merrel H. and Veneta (Brummitt) Eckels.He was one of the founding members of the University of Southern Indiana and president of the Mead Johnson Foundation and director of Public Affairs. He was a board member of Visiting Nurses Association, Tri...
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Cary Duane Miller

July 2, 1965 - June 28, 2017

Cary Duane Miller, 51, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at St. Vincent Evansville. He was born July 2, 1965, in Evansville, to Bobby Miller and Betsy (Kirkwood) Horner.He worked at PFC Fabricators and enjoyed listening to rock n' roll music, especially Johnny Cash and Ozzy Osbourne.Cary was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Sanford Miller; stepmother, Juanita...
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Bernita Joyce Simpson

November 11, 1933 - June 27, 2017

Bernita "Benny" Joyce Simpson, 83, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Signature Healthcare in Newburgh. She was born November 11, 1933, in Holland, IN to the late Homer and Alberta (Sherman) Ellis.She was a 1951 graduate of Bosse High School and worked at Bucyrus Erie and LTV Steel, retiring in 1982. Bernita was a member of Northeast Park Baptist Church, where she was a...
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Pearl E. Crook

January 27, 1940 - June 27, 2017

Pearl E. Crook, 77, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Solarbron. She was born January 27, 1940, in Evansville, to the late Richard and Isabelle (Page) Pickerill.She attended Central High School and retired from TJ Maxx. She loved her dogs, sewing, reading, making candy, and gardening.Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Robert Crook, Sr.; son-in-law, Ray...
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Alfred Bauer,

June 30, 1920 - June 24, 2017

Alfred Bauer, Sr., 96, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at home. He was born June 30, 1920, in Posey County, IN. He was related to the Angel family and had lived with his mother at his grandfather's farm at Angel Mounds until he was 16 years old.He was a homebuilder, past president of Evansville Homebuilders Association, a member of Methodist Temple United Methodist...
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David T. Wheatley

July 6, 1966 - June 23, 2017

David T. Wheatley, 50, of Evansville, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was born July 6, 1966, in Louisville, KY.He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, graduated from the University of Louisville in 1989, and worked at Expressway Dodge Credit Connection as a finance manager. David enjoyed collecting military memorabilia, coins, and paper money. He...
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Janice Kay Hemp

December 1, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Janice Kay Hemp, 69, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Columbia Healthcare Center. She was born December 1, 1947, in Evansville, to the late Stanley and Charlene Janoski.She loved her grandbabies, great-grandbabies, and spending time with her family. She also loved camping and enjoyed playing cards and games.Janice was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lela Word;...
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Clarice Jewell Norvell

August 11, 1921 - June 21, 2017

Clarice Jewell Norvell, 95, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born August 11, 1921, in Rumsey, KY, to the late Clint and Jimmie (Gillaspie) Ellis.During WWII, she served as a "Rosie the Riveter". She worked at St. Mary's for 35 years as a nurse's aide, then for another 5 years as an information clerk. Jewell loved making crochet lap robes and enjoyed reading, puzzle...
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William Harold Stephens

September 18, 1927 - June 21, 2017

William H. Stephens, Sr., 89, of Evansville, IN, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He was born September 18, 1927, in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Isaac and Rosie Stephens.He was an Air Force Veteran Airman 1st Class. Bill was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene where he had been Sunday School Superintendent and taught adult Bible study. He retired from George Koch after more than 30...
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Beverly Louise Smith

June 22, 1943 - June 20, 2017

Beverly Louise Smith, 73, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at HealthSouth. She was born June 22, 1943, in Evansville.She retired from Old National Bank after 25 years of service and was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Beverly loved to crochet, winning awards for her "Little Red Riding Hood" doll clothes, play bingo, and shop from QVC. She also enjoyed making...
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Barry Gene Owen

April 25, 1961 - June 17, 2017

Barry Gene Owen, 56, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Columbia Healthcare Center. He was born April 25, 1961, in Mount Carmel, IL, to the late Phyllis Kay (Dorris) Owen. Barry was raised by his grandparents, William and Sybil Dorris. He was a graduate of Grayville High School, had worked as a truck driver for Farm Boy, and as an assistant manager at Roca Bar.Barry is...
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Ronald Wayne Donley

March 28, 1938 - June 14, 2017

Ronald Wayne Donley, 79, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Park Terrace Village. He was born March 28, 1938, in Detroit, MI to the late Louis Wayne and Aretta (Bean) Donley I.He retired from Pitney Bowes, where he had worked as a service technician for 28 years, and served in the US Navy for four years. Ronald was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. He loved being...
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Dolores Ruth Ridenour-Jones

May 11, 1929 - June 14, 2017

Dolores "Dodie" Ridenour-Jones, 88, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at her home. She was born May 11, 1929, in Evansville, to the late Erwin and Dorothy Mertens.She married Donald Ridenour, with whom she had five children, remarrying after his passing to Billy Jones. Dolores established households and raised a family in five different states. When her children were older,...
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Ronald C. Hedges

March 20, 1953 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home - East Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Betty Jo Graham

October 31, 1925 - June 8, 2017

Betty Jo Graham, 91, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. She was born October 31, 1925, in Springfield, IL to the late Neil and Josephine (Merritt) Hofstetter.She worked for the IRS for 27 years. Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cachet Club, and Saturday Night Dance Club for over 30 years. She was a life member of Civic Garden Club, Crafts and Ceramics Club,...
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William Lee

December 15, 1925 - June 4, 2017

William Lee, 91, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Cypress Grove in Newburgh. He was born December 15, 1925, in Muhlenberg County, KY to the late Yost and Fannie E. (Peterson) Lee.He graduated in 1944 and was immediately drafted into the US Army, serving in WWII and the Battle of the Bulge. William arrived in the French Mediterranean port on his 19th birthday. His bravery...
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Marabeth Alice Gordon

July 5, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Marabeth Alice Gordon, 79, of Newburgh, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born July 5, 1937, in Evansville, to the late Benjamin and Kathleen (Vines) Stoneberger. She attended Bosse High School and was married to the late Owen Buster Gordon for 51 years; from June 2, 1955, until his death in 2006. She enjoyed crafting, bingo, road trips, anything chocolate, and spending time with her...
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Maurine L. Richards

December 21, 1920 - June 1, 2017

Maurine Richards, 96, of Evansville, passed away June 1, 2017, at Solarbron, where her twin sister, Maxine Frick, passed away February 20, 2017. Maurine and Maxine are entombed with their husbands, Harry Richards and Leroy Frick, respectively at Oak Hill Cemetery. They were members of the Evansville Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Kennel Club, Petroleum Club, Central Turners,...
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Terry Glen Means

April 22, 1958 - May 31, 2017

Terry Glen Means, 59, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born April 22, 1958, in Vincennes, to Shirley (Canull) Means and the late Charles Means.He graduated from Harrison High School, where he was on the wrestling team. He loved fishing, Nascar racing, history, and coin collecting.Terry is survived by his mother; sister, Cheri Carter; niece and...
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Helen Paul

January 26, 1926 - May 29, 2017

Helen Paul, 91, of Evansville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Evansville Protestant Home.She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where she volunteered for many activities. She worked at Ellis Park and Woolco and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.Helen was preceded in death by her first husband, James Alley; and her second husband, Mel Paul.She is survived by...
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Harold Colean Thomas

January 24, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Harold Colean Thomas, 91, of Evansville, passed away quietly Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Terrace at Solarbron Nursing Home. He was born January 12, 1926 in Springerton, IL; the sixth of seven children, to the late Hayward Abner Thomas and Eulah (Tucker) Thomas. Shortly afterward his family moved to Carmi, IL where he lived and attended school until joining the US Navy in January 1944 in which he...
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Lowell Hanes Pinkston

October 7, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Lowell Hanes Pinkston, 92, of Newburgh, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Hamilton Pointe. He was born October 7, 1924, in Rumsey, KY, to the late Jesse James and Melvia (Dockery) Pinkston.He was a WWII US Marine Corps Veteran, a steel worker at Bethlehem Steel, and a founding member of the Volunteer Fire Department in Merrillville. Lowell enjoyed bowling and playing softball in his younger...
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David Roy Wood

December 26, 1938 - May 22, 2017

David Roy Wood, 78, of Evansville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born December 26, 1938, in Evansville, to the late Roy Albert and Rosalyn Elizabeth (Schroeder) Wood.He was a 1957 graduate of Bosse High School and a veteran of the US Army. He began his lifetime broadcasting career at WJPS and then became a DJ at WIKY. Throughout his career, David was a...
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Jeanette June Sander

November 10, 1930 - May 20, 2017

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home - East Chapel.
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Alister William Macintyre

February 8, 1944 - May 17, 2017

Alister William Macintyre, 73, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born February 8, 1944, in Aberdeen, Scotland, to the late Archibald James and Sheila (Scott) Macintyre. Alister retired from Kauffman Engineering as a computer systems analyst. He is survived by his sister, Susan (David) Cantey; nephew, Scott Gaines; great-nieces, Shelby and Natalie; and great-nephew,...
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Johnny Williams

December 13, 1947 - May 17, 2017

Johnny Williams, 69, of Newburgh, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born December 13, 1947, in Leland, MS to the late Willie Mack and Bertha (Overton) Williams. He retired from Kight Lumber and was a Veteran of the US Army. Johnny is survived by his wife, Carla Sue (Suggs) Williams; daughter, Diona; stepsons, Milen, Andre, and Reggie; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and...
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Kyle Kevin Byrd

December 31, 1959 - May 14, 2017

Kyle Kevin Byrd, 57, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was born December 31, 1959, in Evansville, to the late Robert R. and Della (Sawyer) Byrd.He enjoyed baseball and racing and was a St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan; Kyle was a big "cheesehead." He had a gift of humor and could make anyone laugh. Kyle ~ Our laughter will never be as it was when we were with you...
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Joan Pearl Green

August 4, 1937 - May 13, 2017

Joan P. "Bug" (Thornton) Green, 79, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born August 4, 1937, in Evansville, to the late Geoffrey and Alice (France) Thornton.She owned and operated her own catering business called "Joan Green's Cakes and Catering." She retired from Whirlpool in 2003 after 32 years. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook...
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Irma Colleen Valentine

July 30, 1943 - May 12, 2017

Irma Colleen (Dixon) Valentine, 73, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born July 30, 1943, in Evansville, to the late Archie and Cordie (Lewis) Dixon.She enjoyed cooking and working, retiring after 45 years of employment.Irma was preceded in death by her daughter, Leslie Valentine; son, Brian Valentine; husband, James Valentine; two brothers; and great-grandsons, D'Mariea...
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Francile H. Schauss

January 15, 1929 - May 12, 2017

Francile H. Schauss, 88, of Evansville, beloved wife, mother and Nana, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, surrounded by her precious family. She was born January 15, 1929, in Owensboro, KY, to the late Joseph and Lola (Hicks) Berry, and the granddaughter of Catherine Hicks. She lived a life of faith, was a founding member of East Side Christian Church, and a member of Crossroads Christian Church....
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Matthew Joyce

July 23, 1925 - May 12, 2017

Matthew Joyce, 91, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, in his home under hospice care. He was born July 23, 1925, in Providence, KY, to the late Anderson and Nannie (Hall) Joyce.He was a member of Christian Tabernacle Church. Matthew was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost at Christ Temple in Marion, IN, under the late Bishop W. M. Holder. He...
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Patrick Scott Williams

March 18, 1980 - May 10, 2017

Patrick Scott Williams, 37, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born March 18, 1980, in Evansville to Billy Williams and Pamela (Brown) Williams.He was loved by everyone and was always there to help others. He was a wonderful person and absolutely adored his nieces.Patrick is survived by his father, Billy (Carolyn) Williams; mother, Pamela Williams; sister, Candi Williams...
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Sharon D. Carson

July 23, 1935 - May 7, 2017

Sharon D. (Wills) Carson, 81, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at St. Vincent Evansville, due to complications from diverticulitis. She was born July 23, 1935, to the late Everett and Verona (Snider) Wills in Tell City, IN.She graduated from Tell City High School and moved to Evansville to work for oral surgeon, Dr. Montgomery as a dental assistant. Later on, she managed an Elaine Powers...
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Geraldine Davis

November 11, 1926 - May 7, 2017

Geraldine Davis, 90, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at her home. She was born November 11, 1926, in Patricksburg, IN, to the late Benjamin and Emily (Wampler) Shouse.She enjoyed playing Clabber and going bowling.Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, J. Davis; and parents.She is survived by her children, Jay (Edith) Davis of Puyallup, WA, Jon (Ann) Davis of Arcadia, FL,...
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George Dale Ennulat, Sr.

November 23, 1937 - May 6, 2017

George Dale Ennulat, Sr., 79, passed from this earth Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born November 23, 1937, to Charles and Mae (Kinard) Ennulat, Sr. He attended Bosse High School, where he met the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Joan Ennulat. He retired from Western Electric (AT&T) in 1987. He will be remembered for the extreme love and support he showed his family and friends and the...
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Kevin Charles Wiley

January 24, 1973 - May 4, 2017

Kevin Charles Wiley, 44, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017.He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Wiley; brother, Robert Wiley; and sister, Lori Wiley; and is survived by his children, Alex and Kate Madison, and their mother, Teresa Wiley; father, Charles Wiley; grandmother, Wanda Johnston; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday,...
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Vickie Lynn Lewis

February 19, 1961 - May 4, 2017

Vickie Lynn Lewis, 56, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born February 19, 1961, in Fort Wayne, IN, to Verna Rogers and the late Robert Rogers, Jr.She graduated from Reitz High School in 1979. Vickie belonged to Agape Life Church, under the leadership of Pastor Gary Price, where she was a faithful usher. She was baptized in Jesus name and...
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Carolyn Marie Renne

May 1, 1918 - May 2, 2017

Carolyn Marie Renne, 99, of Newburgh, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Hamilton Pointe. She was born May 1, 1918, on a farm in McHenry, IL, to the late William and Amelia Tonyan. She was the youngest of eight children. After high school, she entered Jefferson Park Nursing School in Chicago, and after graduation began her nursing career at Loretto Hospital in Chicago. She married her late...
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Merle Lee Shunk

January 15, 1949 - May 1, 2017

Merle Lee Shunk, 68, of Evansville, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born January 15, 1949, in Bellwood, PA, to the late Merle Mallory and Janet (Shunk) Weaver.He was a Vietnam Veteran, a Purple Heart Recipient, and retired from the Army as a SPEC 4. He was also a truck driver for GE, retiring ten years ago. Merle loved his family, especially his...
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J. Kenneth DeWitt

July 21, 1925 - May 1, 2017

J. Kenneth DeWitt, 91, of Evansville, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at West River Health Campus. He was born July 21, 1925, in Evansville, to the late Roy and Marie DeWitt.He attended St. Joseph Grade School and was a 1943 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School, where he played basketball, football, and softball, and was treasurer of his senior class. He served in WWII as a 2nd Lt. Navigator...
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Norma Lee Willis

November 29, 1933 - May 1, 2017

Norma Lee (Lemmons) Willis, 83, of Chandler, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born November 29, 1933, in Evansville to the late Walter Lee and Hazel Marie (Woods) Lemmons.She was a 1951 graduate of Reitz High School and a 1952 graduate of Bramwell's Business College. She was a loving mother to her sons and a very devout Christian who prayed for many people on a...
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George C. Acuff

April 24, 1951 - April 30, 2017

George C. Acuff, 66, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.He proudly served in the U.S. Army for over seven years during the Vietnam War. George was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Acuff; mother Mary J. Vaughn; and sister, Pollyanna Notter.He is survived by his wife and best friend, Candy; sisters, Billie J. (Donald) Sorrell...
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Valerie H. Downs

November 18, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Valerie Haviland Downs, known as "Corky," passed into the arms of the Lord on April 30, 2017. She was born on November 18, 1931, to Earl Leroy Haviland and Mildred Schlump Haviland in Bridgeport, CT. Following graduation from Stratford High School in 1949, she entered Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with a RN diploma. She married Spencer "Spence" Downs, who went on to...
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Ruth A. Golike

November 30, 1959 - April 28, 2017

Ruth Golike, of Evansville, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, while at home.Ruth, born November 30, 1959, was a Christian woman that loved collecting angels and crosses. She loved a good joke and laughing with family and friends. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and relaxing at home with her husband.She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Burris; son, Jerry Jones;...
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Estelle Davis

April 24, 1935 - April 27, 2017

Estelle Davis, 82, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Good Samaritan Home. She was born April 24, 1935, in Dunmor, KY to the late Alvin and Varo (Blake) Joines.She was a member of Newburgh Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a loving and compassionate person who always had a smile on her face.Estelle was preceded in death by one brother; four sisters; and one grandson.She...
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JoAnn Schmidt

May 2, 1947 - April 27, 2017

JoAnn Schmidt, 69, born May 2, 1947, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, just short of her 70th birthday, at Charlier Hospice in Evansville holding hands and surrounded in love by her niece, Catie, and sister, Linda.She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jr.; and parents, Clyde and Leona Taylor.JoAnn's main jobs had been at Welborn Hospital in dietary and housekeeping, becoming a PSA...
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Evelyn Mayton Woolley

May 1, 1925 - April 25, 2017

Evelyn Mayton Woolley, 91, of St. Peters, MO, formerly of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Village of St. Peters Memory Care. She was born May 1, 1925, in Evansville, to the late Oscar L. and Savannah Georgia (Ramage) Mayton.She attended Lockyear Business School and was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. She loved little kids...
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Linda L. Corey

February 7, 1939 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Delores Meriwether

February 9, 1941 - April 19, 2017

No services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Ashley Michelle Frazier Cravatta

January 8, 1968 - April 17, 2017

No services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Patsy Ann May

November 16, 1939 - April 14, 2017

Patsy Ann May, 77, of Evansville, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. She was born November 16, 1939, in Dawson Springs, KY to the late Donnis Pat and Rena Louise (Fryer) Meadows.She had worked as a pharmacy technician at St. Mary's Medical Center for over 30 years. In her free time, she loved spending time with her granddaughter.Patsy is survived by her son, John Phillip (Kristy) May; loving...
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Eugene Milton Edge

January 16, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Eugene Milton Edge, 86, of Evansville, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at home with his family. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from Frank's Remodeling. Gene loved fishing and gardening. Eugene is survived by wife of 65 years, Lois; daughters, Kathy Hatfield (Steve), Barbara Briody (Gary), Deborah Drone (Ken), son, Kenneth Edge (Carol); 10 grandchildren...
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Dorothy Ann Simpson

September 6, 1946 - April 12, 2017

Dorothy Ann Simpson, 70, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Charlier Hospice Center at Deaconess VNA Plus. She was born September 6, 1946, in Evansville, to the late Eugene and Lucile Langston.She graduated from The Evansville School of Practical Nursing and University of Evansville with an AD Nursing Degree and worked in the OB unit at Deaconess Hospital from 1966 to...
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Gary D. Carson

September 29, 1953 - April 11, 2017

Gary Douglas Carson, 63, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Heart Hospital. Gary was born September 29, 1953, in South Bend, IN.Gary enjoyed traveling and loved fishing, water, boating and anything outdoors. He loved his family and was strong, hardworking, honorable, smart, determined and always put others first. Gary instilled great values and morals in...
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Richard Romerhaus

June 2, 1927 - April 7, 2017

Richard Romerhaus, 89, of Evansville, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center.He worked at Seeger Refrigerator Company, Evansville Realty, and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. Richard also owned and operated Romerhaus Creations with his ex-wife, Sayuri. He loved photography, acting, civic theatre, dirt biking, and playing guitar.Richard was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Linda Sue Chapman

July 3, 1951 - April 6, 2017

Linda Sue Chapman, 65, of Evansville passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at her residence. She was born July 3, 1951, in Evansville.Linda was a loving mother and wife. She is resting in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she believed in and trusted until her last moment with us. She frequently asked people she met if they were saved and was never too shy to share her...
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Geraldine Dorothy Burch

January 30, 1932 - April 6, 2017

Geraldine Dorothy Burch, 85, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born January 30, 1932, in Chicago, IL, to the late Everett Walter and Pauline (McCool) Massey.She was a talented seamstress, working for DeJongs and Lazarus during her career. Geraldine played Clabber, enjoyed collecting dolls, and was a member of two doll clubs. She loved her cat,...
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Lena Belle Scott

May 26, 1928 - March 31, 2017

Lena Belle Shrodes Scott, 88, of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at Golden LivingCenter - Woodlands. She was born May 26, 1928, in Madisonville, KY, to the late John and Clarise (Kavanaugh) Cook.She retired from TJ Maxx and was a very sweet and loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, and grandmother.Lena was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John W. Cook, Jr. and...
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Ruth Ellen Stevens

September 10, 1921 - March 29, 2017

Ruth Ellen (Campbell) Stevens, 95, of Evansville, joyfully entered the arms of her Heavenly Father Wednesday, March 29, 2017. She was born September 10, 1921, in Tell City, IN, to the late Forrest and Bertha (Boling) Campbell.Affectionately known as "Mimi" by her grandchildren, she was a kind, gentle, loving mother and grandmother, always offering encouragement and support. Her greatest...
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Benjamin Earl Parker

September 9, 1997 - March 28, 2017

Benjamin Earl Parker, 19, of Elberfeld, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his home. He was born September 9, 1997, in Evansville, to Joel Parker and Susan (Happel) Bohrnstedt.He loved the outdoors, especially dirt bikes, longboarding, and cliff diving. Ben had a ready smile, infectious laugh, and was a gentle, loving, genuine person. His friends were many and he enjoyed spending time...
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Anna Irene Smith

April 8, 1928 - March 28, 2017

Anna Irene Smith, 88, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Heritage Center. She was born April 8, 1928, in Maunie, IL, to the late Loren and Ora Dell (Johnson) Knotts.She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Smith, Sr.; sons, Gary Wayne Haskins, Earl Smith, Jr., and Mark Smith; and siblings.Anna is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Larry) Bradley and Linda (Ken)...
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Roy Lee Tenney,

December 17, 1931 - March 27, 2017

Roy Lee Tenney, 85, of Evansville, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at North Park Nursing Center. He was born December 17, 1931, in Bridgeport, IL, to the late Everly V. and Stella L. (Cochran) Tenney.He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and past and founding member of Nativity Catholic Church. He was a Eucharistic minister at both St. Boniface and Nativity. Roy sang in the choir...
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Tommy Steven Thompson

October 25, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Tommy "Steve" Thompson, 57, of Evansville, formerly of Springfield, IL, passed away March 26, 2017. He was born October 25, 1959, to Edna M. Rowe and the late Tommy J. Thompson.Steve was a car enthusiast and also loved trucks, boats, and traveling. He worked at Lowe's for many years, and had many great friends that he considered family.He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy J. Thompson;...
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Martharee W. Mays

August 6, 1944 - March 25, 2017

Martharee W. Mays (72) went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. She peacefully transitioned this life with her family and Pastor at her side.Martharee was born on August 6, 1944 to Harold and Margaret Fisher in Hickman, AR. Her parents eventually relocated their family to Evansville, IN after a brief stint in Minneapolis, MN and Blytheville, AR.She attended Chestnut Walnut...
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Jeanne Kathryn Byrne

May 13, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Jeanne Kathryn Byrne, 89, of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. She was born May 13, 1927, in Evansville, to the late Judge Harlan B. and Sarah (Schaefer) McCoy.She graduated from Central High School in 1944 and attended Indiana University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She was wife and mother extraordinaire. Jeanne was a lifelong member...
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Jeffrey Dewayne Campbell

October 25, 1957 - March 23, 2017

Jeffrey Dewayne Campbell, 59, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. He accepted the Lord as his savior at the age of 11, was a member of Fairlawn UMC, and enjoyed camping. Jeffrey is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Joesph) Chambers; grandson, Nickolas; Amanda's mother, Joanna Campbell; and sister, Barbara Barnes. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may...
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Janet Elaine Rodgers

February 20, 1960 - March 21, 2017

Janet Elaine Rodgers, 57, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born February 20, 1960, in Evansville, to the late Bryce and Maggie (Foster) Rodgers.Her smile would light up the room, she was very outgoing, and everyone loved her. She was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, loved blue whales, and cake decorating. She loved her job, was always willing to help anyone, was a...
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Helen Skuggedal Reed

June 19, 1948 - March 19, 2017

Helen Skuggedal Reed, 68, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born June 19, 1948 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to the late Johan and Anna (Ringdal) Skuggedal.Most recently, she was teaching at the University of Evansville as instructor of organ and harpsichord. She was also principal organist and harpsichordist for the Evansville...
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Walter R. Woods

August 22, 1951 - March 17, 2017

Walter "Woody" R. Woods, 65, of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born August 22, 1951, in Princeton, to Betty (Conklin) and the late Howard Woods, Sr.He graduated from Princeton High School in 1969. His father-in-law, Hank Metzger, introduced him to and mentored him in asphalt construction and in 1976 Walter and his wife opened A-Asphalt Company, which they ran...
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Richard W. Soeken

March 22, 1944 - March 14, 2017

Richard "Rich" W. Soeken, 72, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Walnut Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center. He was born March 22, 1944, in Lyons, KS to the late Raymond and Leota (Galliart) Soeken.He received his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University and his master's degree in Family Life Ministry from Seward University in Nebraska. Rich served as Director of...
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Betty Louise Lincoln

December 14, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Betty L. Lincoln, 83, of Evansville, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at her home. She was born December 14, 1933, in Central City, KY, to the late Estile and Zola (Holmes) West.She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Phillip Lincoln.She is survived by her son, Michael (Sharon) Lincoln; six grandchildren; step-granddaughter; 16...
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Dorothy B. McKinney

January 15, 1960 - March 13, 2017

Dorothy was born in Evansville, IN to Charles and Mary Badger; she met and married her childhood sweetheart (ex-husband) Glen McKinney, all of whom have preceded her home. Dorothy or "Dottie" as her loved ones called her is survived by her two sisters, Jody Townsend (Indianapolis, IN) and Brenda Badger Pirtle (Evansville, IN).Dorothy was born on January 15, 1960, and was called home on...
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Rossiter Andrew Armstrong

January 9, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Rossiter "Ross" Andrew Armstrong, 93, of Evansville, IN, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, succumbing to pulmonary fibrosis. He was born January 9, 1924, in Detroit, MI to the late Rossiter and Virginia (Sholar) Armstrong, Sr., natives of Hopkinsville, KY.His family returned to Hopkinsville, where he attended various elementary schools and graduated from Hopkinsville...
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Linda Jane Knoop

January 24, 1941 - March 8, 2017

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Imogene Jackson

January 1, 1925 - March 7, 2017

Imogene "Na Na" Jackson, 92, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at her home. She was born January 1, 1925, in Texas to the late David and Lucille Williams.She worked at Holy Rosary School for 23 years as a cafeteria manager. Imogene was preceded in death by her husbands, Melburn Borst and Virgil Jackson; and son, Michael Borst.She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Daniels...
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Richard Rex Ray

January 26, 1926 - March 6, 2017

Richard Rex Ray, 91, of Evansville, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, at River Pointe Health Campus. He was born January 16, 1926, at home in Tangier, IN, to the late Dolph and Mary M. (Jackson) Ray.He was a US Navy Veteran, serving on the USS Bataan Aircraft Carrier in World War II during the Saipan, Okinawa, and Coral Sea Conflicts. Richard owned neighborhood grocery stores in Evansville...
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Sherry Rita McDonald

July 17, 1942 - March 4, 2017

Sherry R. McDonald, 74, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Good Samaritan Home. She was born July 17, 1942, in Evansville.She worked at H.A. Woods, Lockwood Truck Stop, and Western Sizzlin Steak House. Her most rewarding job was being the caregiver of her Down-Syndrome daughter, Tracey Lynn, for the past 51 years. She and Tracey were a pair. She also loved NASCAR racing,...
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Michael Dale Early

September 10, 1946 - February 27, 2017

"Michael got his wings." Michael Early, 70, of Henderson, Kentucky passed away February 27, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN after a long illness.He worked most of his life as a factory worker and was an avid influence in unionizing several companies.He was preceded in death by his parents John and Emma Jean Early of Henderson; a niece Robin Conner Eckman of Copperas...
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Albert J. Holajter

June 4, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Albert J. Holajter, 92, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at West River Health Campus. He was born June 4, 1924, in Hammond, IN, to the late Michael and Elizabeth (Plentzner) Holajter. He lived in Northwest Indiana for 76 years and worked as a production manager in the steel mills for 35 years in Lake County, IN, "the Region." Albert served in the US Army in California and...
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Donald Lee Hassebrock

October 23, 1943 - February 26, 2017

Donald Lee Hassebrock, 73, of Newburgh, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at his home. He was born October 23, 1943, in Nashville, IL, to the late George and Louise (Edwards) Hassebrock. He was the middle child of seven children.He retired from CSX Railroad after 43 years of employment. He enjoyed going to Florida in the winter months with his wife of 52 years, Rosalee, and in the summer...
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Charles Wendell Stewart

February 20, 1935 - February 24, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Wendell Stewart, 82, of Evansville, passed away at his home Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born February 20, 1935, in Powderly, KY to the late Courtland and Louise (Jackson) Stewart.He graduated from Central High School in 1953, and attended Ricks College in Rexburg, ID, where he played football and baseball, Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, UT, and Evansville...
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Kenneth Paul Borchelt

October 12, 1931 - February 24, 2017

Kenneth Paul Borchelt, 85, of Evansville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Heritage Center. He was born October 12, 1931, in Fort Wayne, IN.He served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman from May 9, 1950 to March 17, 1954. After being discharged from the Navy, he met and married his wife, Lois. After receiving his bachelor's degree from IU and a master's degree from Ball State, he...
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Terry Randy Simpson

June 19, 1950 - February 21, 2017

Terry Randy Simpson, 66, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born June 19, 1950, in Cadiz, KY to Rita Potts and the late Herbert Dotson Simpson.He graduated from Harrison High School in 1968 and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of Oak Hill Church of Christ.Terry was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his...
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Maxine L. Frick

December 21, 1920 - February 20, 2017

Maxine L. Frick, 96, of Evansville, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born, along with her twin sister, Maurine, December 21, 1920, to Frank S. and Maggie (Tanner) Martin in Chicago, IL.In her early years she traveled nationwide with Maurine performing a dance routine known as the "Martin Twins." They once performed before Henry...
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