Our Obituaries

Robert H. Parker

December 15, 1917 - September 19, 2017

Robert H. Parker, 99, of Evansville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born December 15, 1917, in Centerville, TN to the late Samuel and Annie (England) Parker. He loved to tell stories of his moonshining days in Tennessee. After moving to Evansville as a young man, he worked various jobs. He worked as a blacksmith for 30 years at Mesker Steel before...
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Mildred Marie Jenkins

February 13, 1936 - September 17, 2017

Mildred Marie Jenkins, 81, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord on September 17, 2017. She was born February 13, 1936, in Evansville to the late Earl and Olga (Horstman) Henry.She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin "Red" Jenkins; son, Billy Coomes; father of her children, Jim Coomes, and son-in-law, Mark Timmons.Mildred is survived by children, Earl D. (Tarra) Coomes, Debra (Tony)...
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Delores Herrel

November 5, 1920 - September 15, 2017

Delores O Herrel, 96, of Evansville, IN, passed away on September 15, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital.She was born in Evansville on November 5, 1920, the daughter of Elmer W and Jennie R Opperman. She graduated from Reitz High School in 1938 and was employed at Werner Realty Company for nine years and at the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation as a secretary for 21 years. She was a former...
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Robert A. Reasor

June 20, 1946 - September 14, 2017

Robert "Bob" A. Reasor, 71, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born June 20, 1946, in Evansville, Indiana.Bob served in the US Army for 28 years. He served in Vietnam with the Blackhorse Regiment of the 11th Armored Cavalry and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He retired from Old National Bank as Executive Vice President, after 41 years. Bob attended and was...
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Maude L. Herrenbruck

May 31, 1921 - September 13, 2017

Maude L. "Pat" Herrenbruck, 96, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Parkview Care Center. She was born May 31, 1921 in Lynnville, IN to the late Charles and Bessie (Beard) Carnahan.She was a member of St. Paul's UCC-West. She was also a member of Deaconess Auxiliary, a 50 year member of Armstrong German Extension Homemakers, former leader of Willing Worker 4-H Club and...
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Minnie Violet Freimiller

February 23, 1919 - September 12, 2017

Minnie "Violet" Freimiller, 98, of Evansville, passed Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Good Samaritan. She was born February 23, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, IN to the late Rufus and Estel Irene Wells.Violet worked with the school corporation as a cook at Central downtown, Baker, Columbia, North High and retired from Lodge. Her children and grandchildren remember many mornings that she would be up early...
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Eveline Schuster

September 14, 1934 - September 11, 2017

Eveline "Evi" Erna Schuster, 82, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017, at West River Health Campus. She was born September 14, 1934, in Berlin, Germany to the late Ernst and Erna (Mueller) Grunwald.Evi moved to America in 1960 and married Michael Schuster. She belonged to the Eastern Star #555 in Evansville and was formerly active in the Sharon Chapter #242 in Pennsylvania where she served as...
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Stanley Newingham

March 27, 1951 - September 9, 2017

Stan Newingham left this life on September 9, 2017 to reunite with friends and family that traveled to Heaven before him. He was a man of integrity in every way and loved his family fiercely.Stan was born on March 27, 1951 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He endeared himself to his older sisters, Brenda and Pat, despite his resourcefulness in finding ways to pick on them. The "baby brother"...
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Carla R. Alvey

November 13, 1954 - September 8, 2017

Carla R. Alvey, 62, of Evansville, passed away Friday, September 8 , 2017, at her home. She was born November 13, 1954, in Evansville, IN.Carla was an avid baker. She enjoyed holiday baking, especially at Christmas time. She made bon bons and pumpkin bread for over 30 years. She loved to take care of the elderly and worked as a qualified medication aid at various nursing homes for several...
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Vivian M. Davis

August 17, 1961 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Ina Lorene Neal

November 19, 1956 - September 5, 2017

Ina Lorene (Templeton) Neal, 60, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017, at Parkview Care Center. She was funny, down to earth, opinionated and loving.Ina was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Delilah Templeton; and brothers, Kenneth and Joseph Templeton.She is survived by her twin brother, Ralph (Julie) Templeton; sisters, Beulah (Bill) Dielkes, Ruth (Don)...
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Josephine Alexander

July 7, 1938 - September 2, 2017

Josephine Alexander, 79, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born July 7, 1938, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Richard and Hettie (Peak) Payne.Josephine volunteered at the Evansville Christian Life Center. She was generous, loving, and enjoyed helping people. Josephine loved spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years,...
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Walter James Harrison

March 13, 1966 - August 31, 2017

Walter James Harrison, 51, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born March 13, 1966, in Evansville, IN.Walt enjoyed playing football at Reitz High School and was an avid IU and Notre Dame fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his animals, especially his goat, Chewie. Walt never met a stranger and was a hard worker. Above all else, he dearly loved his wife and his...
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Harold Weber

September 11, 1925 - August 30, 2017

Harold Weber, 91, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice House. He was born September 11, 1925, in Evansville, IN to the late Edward and Emma (Schmitz) Weber. He served in the US Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Taylor DD468 and was a member of American Legion Post #265. He later retired from Whirlpool after 42 years of service. Harold was preceded in...
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Judy Ann Driskell

October 6, 1950 - August 27, 2017

Judy Ann Driskell, 66, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was born October 6, 1950, in Evansville, IN to the late William and Helen (Hoyt) DeVillez. She worked at Dave's Sportsden for 12 years and attended Harwood General Baptist Church.Judy is survived by her husband, Billy Eugene Driskell; sister, Carolyn Sue Jones; brother, Gary DeVillez, Sr.; and former brother-in-law, Rick Lively. A...
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Roger Lewis Campfield

December 26, 1950 - August 25, 2017

Roger Lewis Campfield, 66, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at his home. He was born December 26, 1950, in Evansville, IN, to the late Harrell and Shirley (Glasier) Campfield.Roger started his career at Bucyrus Erie and most recently worked for Royster Machine Shop in Henderson, Kentucky. He was a member of Owen Dunn Post #5 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Roger collected...
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Mary L. Pulley

May 5, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Mary L. Pulley, 80, of Evansville, IN passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Solarbron. She was born May 5, 1937 in South Plains, TX to Clarence and Maddie (Ammerman) Garland.She served as a waitress in the food industry, working 20 years at Helen's Fine Foods, 8 years at the Merry-Go-Round and most recently the Cross Eyed Cricket. Mary loved crafts, enjoyed crocheting and was an avid shopper....
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Marvin Eugene Jaques

September 27, 1939 - August 17, 2017

Marvin "Jay" Jaques, 77, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Jaques; brother, John Jaques: & parents. Jay is survived by his children, Michelle Jaques (Rick) Freeburg, Kenneth (Susan) Jaques, Michael Jaques & Shannon Jaques (Kevin) Miller; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren; & 7 step-grandchildren. ...
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Calvin H. Ashley

June 12, 1933 - August 17, 2017

Captain Calvin H. Ashley, USMC Ret., 84, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born June 12, 1933 in Caneyville, KY to the late John V. and Gustava (Mudd) Ashley. He served in the US Marine Corps for 24 years and served in the Korean War, the Chosin Reservoir and belonged to the Chosin Few Survivors. He also served three tours in Vietnam. Following his military...
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Clarence H. Boze

June 15, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Clarence H. Boze

June 15, 1923 - August 16, 2017

Clarence "Clancy" H. Boze, 94, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice House. He was born to the late John and Beulah Boze on June 15, 1923, in Madisonville, KY.He went to Central High School and graduated from Mechanic Arts in 1942. Clarence then joined the US Army, and met his wife while stationed in Scotland. After the war was over, he went back to...
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E. Earl Boberg

June 22, 1923 - August 16, 2017

E. Earl Boberg, 94, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He was born June 22, 1923, in Posey Co., IN to the late Fred and Lorena (Esche) Boberg.He served with the Army Corp. of Engineers during WWII and assisted in laying the pipeline throughout Europe. Earl worked in maintenance for Mead Johnson from 1946 to 1985 before retiring after 38 years of service. He was a lifetime...
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Leroy Shockley

November 24, 1944 - August 14, 2017

Leroy Shockley, Jr., 72, of Evansville, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice House. He was born November 24, 1944, to the late Leroy, Sr. and Margaret Shockley. He graduated from Central High School. Leroy loved to fish, go out to eat, and spend time with his friends at Riverwalk. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Shockley; and sister, Helen...
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Berl Wright

August 22, 1939 - August 13, 2017

Berl "Jane" Rice Wright, 77, of Evansville, IN passed away Sunday August 13, 2017, in Georgetown, KY at Windsor Gardens Assisted Living.She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Clifty, KY.Jane was preceded in death by her husband, William Wright; son, Mark Rice; father, Emmett Rice; mother, Bertha Rice Wright; and brothers, Ernest and Charlie Rice.She is survived by several...
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Kenneth Lloyd Veeck

July 14, 1927 - August 10, 2017

Kenneth Lloyd Veeck, 90, of Evansville, IN, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Heritage Center. He was born July 14, 1927, in Evansville, to the late Walter and Lydia (Weber) Veeck.He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired after 37 years of service with L&N Railroad as a switchman foreman. After retirement, Kenny still loved to work, he built three homes and a houseboat on...
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Susan Jo Ranes

May 16, 1947 - August 9, 2017

Susan Jo Ranes, 70, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born May 16, 1947, in Evansville, IN to the late Arthur T. and Maxine (Hufnagel) Ottman. She graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1965 and was a lifelong member of Simpson United Methodist Church. Her grandchildren were her pride...
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Jewell W. Browning

November 17, 1938 - August 9, 2017

Jewell "Brownie" W. Browning, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 09, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Browning. Jewell is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Friday, August 11, 2017, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Tom Hubachek, with private burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may...
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James Robert Downey

March 3, 1927 - August 8, 2017

James "Jim" Robert Downey, 90, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at The Heritage Center, surrounded by his family. James was born in Evansville, IN and attended Memorial High School. He retired from American National Can (Silgan), (Bernardin) in 1992 after 42 years of service. In his early years, Jim liked to go camping with his family and friends and go snagging for...
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Joyce Ellen Hudson

August 21, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Joyce Ellen Hudson, 88, of Cadiz, KY passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Spring Creek Healthcare. She was born August 21, 1928, in Evansville, IN to the late Walter V. and Clara L. (Vaupel) Fisher.She retired to Barkley Lake where she enjoyed fishing and boating on the family pontoon boat. She also enjoyed bowling. Joyce and her husband, Bill, had recently celebrated their 72nd wedding...
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William Robert Hansen

March 8, 1951 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Betty Ann Willner

March 13, 1931 - August 1, 2017

Betty Ann (Helm) Willner, 86, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at The Heritage Center. A private graveside service will be held in Salem Church of Darmstadt Cemetery. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
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James Roger Yeager

February 16, 1951 - August 1, 2017

James "Jim" Roger Yeager, 66, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital. He was born February 16, 1951, in Evansville, IN to the late George "Lloyd" and Louanna (Pride) Yeager. He graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Science and from USI with a Masters in Business. Jim worked as a licensed Social Worker for over 30 years for Indiana Rehabilitation Services. ...
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Tamara Jane Lurker

February 7, 1938 - August 1, 2017

Tamara (Blase) Lurker, 79, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She was born February 7, 1938, to the late Rex E. and Norma N. (Coleman) Blase. She worked as a teacher and bookkeeper, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church on W. Illinois St.Tamara was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Lurker, in 1987; daughter, Stephanie Gentry, in 2006; and her parents. She is...
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Donald Buress

March 2, 1953 - July 31, 2017

Donald L. "Donnie" Burress, 64, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. He loved woodworking and was a very caring man who would help anyone. Donnie is survived by his wife of 10 years, Pam Burress; son, Brice Notter; grandchildren, Merranda & Jada Notter; mother, Willadean Sweeney; brothers, Ronnie & Rick Burress; sister, Rita Brown; and beloved dog, Callie. There will be no funeral...
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Gwendolyn Cleary

March 21, 1956 - July 30, 2017

Gwendolyn Alice Cleary, 61, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. She is survived by her sons, James and Joseph Cleary; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, August 4, 2017, at Alexander Memorial Park. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
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Shirley Lee Smith

August 11, 1936 - July 30, 2017

Shirley Lee Smith, 80, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.She was a homemaker, having raised seven children. Shirley was a very loving wife and mother, and adored her grand and great-grandchildren. She managed the kitchen at the Vanderburgh County jail, and previously worked at Royal Food Market, Ken's All Around and Spalding's. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Lucille M. Kramer

May 25, 1922 - July 29, 2017

Lucille Margaret Kramer, 95, of St. Phillips, Indiana, passed away in her sleep, Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born May 25, 1922, in Evansville, Indiana.Lucille graduated from Reitz High School in 1941. She was owner and operator of Kramer's Lake, along with her late husband, from 1961-1997. She was the oldest member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church. In her earlier years, Lucille...
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Wilma Christine Adler

April 17, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Wilma "Billie" Christine Adler, beloved mother, wife and friend to all who met her, passed from this earthly life on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the age of 95.A true lady in every way, Billie will be remembered for her grace and kindness, her love of Christ and as a devoted mother, caregiver and homemaker - an irreplaceable woman in the lives of so many. Born to John "Luther" Walls and Emma Mae ...
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Joyce Carolyn Winters

June 22, 1944 - July 19, 2017

Joyce Carolyn Winters, 73, of Westside Evansville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was born June 22, 1944, in Evansville, to the late Curtis and Lucille (Hurley) Smith.She enjoyed her time at the beach, especially Daytona Beach. Joyce loved fishing, NASCAR, soap operas and Diet Coke. She also loved all sports, especially F.J. Reitz football. Joyce was preceded in death by her...
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Mary Jeanne Bailey

July 4, 1926 - July 16, 2017

Mary Jeanne Bailey, 91, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. She loved to dance and sing. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Bailey, and parents, Jack and Mary Katherine (Lutz) Hayes.She is survived by her daughters, Carol Kassler, Karen (Jim) Treadway, Vicki Bailey and Dawn (Dan) Dillman; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Janice Risley; and nieces and nephews...
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Anna Faye Dority

September 18, 1923 - July 16, 2017

Anna "Faye" Dority, 93, of Evansville, IN, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017. Faye grew up in Sebree, Kentucky with her seven sisters and three brothers. She graduated from high school when she was twenty-four. In 1948 she married her husband, Leroy Dority, who was a non-denominational minister. Throughout her life, Faye lived in many different places, including Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,...
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David C. Newcomb

July 25, 1955 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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James Melvin West

May 26, 1936 - July 10, 2017

James "Jim" Melvin West, 81, of Evansville, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born May 26, 1936, in Evansville, to the late Charles and Beatrice (Sutton) West.He was a graduate of Reitz High School Class of 1954. Jim served as past president of UA Local #136 and was a member of their service committee. He was also a member of St. Paul's German Township UCC,...
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Edgar Harold Baumgartner

January 28, 1946 - July 10, 2017

Edgar "Ed" Harold Baumgartner, 71, of Boonville, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 28, 1946, in Evansville, to the late Edgar J. and Virginia (Miller) Baumgartner.He graduated from North High School and proudly served during Vietnam as a Sargent in the Marines. After 20 years of service, Ed retired from Fluid Tech as General Manger. ...
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Helen Marie Shrode

August 24, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Helen Marie (Russelburg) Shrode, 87, passed away July 7 surrounded by her family. She was born in Evansville on August 24, 1929 to James Wallace and Mary John (Blanford) Russelburg. She graduated from St. Joe City elementary school and Memorial High School. Helen is survived by her children, Sue Van Russelburghe, Jan Shrode (husband, Rick Conway), Chip (Nona) Shrode, Cathy Wolfe, Joe (Cathy)...
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Emma Hulda Geiser

January 8, 1924 - July 5, 2017

Emma Hulda Geiser, 93, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Oasis Dementia Care. She was born January 8, 1924, in Evansville, to the late Herman H. and Anna Marie (Schroeder) Hartig.She was a sewing instructor for the Vanderburgh School Corp., as well as a school bus driver. She was extremely crafty and excelled at whatever she made.Emma was preceded in death by her husband of...
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Deoma Toliver

September 26, 1969 - July 4, 2017

Deoma Toliver, 47, passed away July 4, 2017. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School & worked as a CNA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dakota and is survived by her daughter, KaLeigha Thomas; son, DeVion Toliver; grandchildren, Brylan & Breyson; siblings, Lloyd (Sonja) Jones & LaRoma (Hubbard) Thomas; niece and nephew Dene & Darius; 4 great-nieces & nephews. A...
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Walter A. Ermling

December 14, 1948 - July 4, 2017

Walter A. Ermling, 68, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Charlier Hospice Center. He loved to ride motorcycles, especially his Honda Goldwing. He also enjoyed watching drag racing, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, playing softball, and the outdoors. He served his country as a US Marine and was stationed at Paris Island, SC. Walter dearly loved his six grandchildren and ...
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John Arthur Charron

June 28, 1939 - July 4, 2017

John Arthur Charron, 78, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sonja Charron; and son, John F. Charron.John is survived by his daughter, Robin Charron-Wolf (Barry); grandchildren, Kari Wolf-Kee (Brian) and Daniel Wolf; great-granddaughter, Eleanor Kee; and sister, Anne Peloskey.A Memorial service will be held at 2...
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Christina R. Ackerman

May 25, 1964 - July 3, 2017

Christina R. Ackerman, 53, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born May 25, 1964, in Evansville, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her mother, Diann Barker and son, Michael.Christina is survived by her son, Daniel Glaser of Boonville, IN; father, William Jerry Raleigh and step-mother, Ann; sister, Cindy Tapp-Lindsey (Rich);...
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Betty Ann Sander

August 2, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Betty Ann (Gross) Sander, 90, a lifelong resident of Evansville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born August 2, 1926, in Evansville, IN, the daughter of Walter and Anna (Schneider) Gross. Betty was married to August William Sander on November 26, 1950, and was married for 60 years. August preceded her in death on Feb 7, 2011. Betty was an active and...
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Anthony Wheeler,

July 22, 1960 - July 1, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Wheeler, Jr., 56, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at his home. He was born July 22, 1960, in Evansville, IN to the late Anthony Wheeler, Sr. and Sherry (Nau) Culp.Tony was a firm believer in God, family and country. He worked tirelessly his entire life and began his career as a young man at Mayse Farm with his uncle, Paul. He was most recently employed as a...
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Lea Ann Dowd

April 12, 1918 - July 1, 2017

Lea Ann (Goldie Klein) Dowd passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Born April 12, 1918 in Evansville to John and Nancy Klein, she lived an incredible 99 years. Lea Ann was the true example of a passionate, hard-working and fun-loving soul who lived independently and even drove until one month after her 99th birthday. She became a hairdresser at...
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Wanda Lee Boarman

May 10, 1936 - June 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Claudia Sue Watson

August 14, 1944 - June 27, 2017

Claudia Sue Watson, 72, passed away Tuesday June 27th at home with her husband at her side and is now with her Lord and Savior. Claudia was a much loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and devout born again Christian from the age of 51. Born to James & Thelma Dowdle on August 14, 1944 in Evansville, IN. She was the second oldest of seven children and was...
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William B. Bennett

September 16, 1941 - June 21, 2017

William B. Bennett, Jr., 75, heard the train whistle blow and the conductor say "All Aboard for Glory!" on June 21, 2017, when he passed away quietly at home. He was born September 16, 1941, in Louisville, KY, to the late William B., Sr. and Dorothy M. (Payton) Bennett.Bill grew up in Evansville and worked for International Steel. He later retired from Whirlpool but continued on working until...
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Rebecca A. Jones-Smith

May 29, 1954 - June 18, 2017

Becky Jones-Smith, 63, of Spurgeon, IN, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born May 29, 1954, in Evansville, IN to the late James and Betty (Massie) Robertson.She was a life-long Evansville resident, having grown up on the west side. She graduated from Reitz High School. Becky worked most recently as a bartender at Haub Steak House in Haubstadt and previously owned and operated The Old...
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Kathryn L. Wilhite

August 21, 1929 - June 18, 2017

Kathryn "Kitty" Louise (Strouse) Wilhite, 87, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born August 21, 1929 in Pride, KY, to the late William and Evelyn Strouse. She was a graduate of Bosse High School and worked for Bell Telephone early in life. After several years of being home to raise her three sons, she returned to the workforce, working as a teller at Lamasco Bank, from...
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Hazel Merle Suits

November 25, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Hazel M. Suits, 77, of Evansville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born November 25, 1939, in Panther Creek, KY, to the late Austin and Dollie Susie (Neal) Crowe.She was a member of Harwood Baptist Church. She loved camping and spending time with her family.Hazel was preceded in death by her children, Robert, Randy, and Sandy Head; siblings, Bertha Ward, Virgie...
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James Daniel Stanley

October 2, 1926 - June 15, 2017

James Daniel Stanley passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at River Pointe Health Campus. He was born October 2, 1926, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Nettie (Raikes) Stanley.He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville, began his working career at Bucyrus Erie Co. in Evansville and was then employed by the U.S. Dept. of...
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Harlan Randall Wright

July 19, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Harlan Randall Wright, 78, of New Harmony, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born July 19, 1938, in Evansville, IN to the late Vernon and Marvella (Reuter) Wright.He enjoyed horseback riding and camping, and was always the camp cook. In his youth, Harlan farmed, rode motorcycles and liked to bowl. Later in life, he was an auto mechanic and owned his own repair...
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Janice Sue Goebel

December 21, 1944 - June 13, 2017

Janice Sue Goebel, 72, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at her home. She was born December 21, 1944, in Ashbyburg, KY to the late William and Margaret (Ruth) Greenfield. She worked as an accountant and was an avid painter. She attended Bible Center Cathedral and Salem UCC Darmstadt. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald R. Goebel, in 2016. She is survived by...
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Clyde E. Hawes

August 17, 1948 - June 11, 2017

Clyde "Bucky" Hawes, 68, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his home. He was born the second of 13 children on August 17, 1948 in Hopkins County, KY, to the late Clyde and Martha (Poole) Hawes.He loved to fish and repair things and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He owned and operated Bucky's Welding Shop and also worked for Powers Welding Shop for many years.Bucky...
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Ricky L. Rexing

September 4, 1952 - June 9, 2017

Ricky L. Rexing, 64, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born September 4, 1952, in Evansville, Indiana to the late Cedric and Marilyn (Morris) Rexing.Ricky retired from the US Postal Service after 32 years. He was a veteran of the US Army. Ricky loved animals, Harley Davidsons, and enjoyed music. Ricky had a big heart and his wishes were...
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Charles Robert Severse

December 19, 1940 - June 8, 2017

Charles R. Severse, 76, passed away June 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife; & 2nd wife, Daisy. He is survived by his children, Tammy (Terry) Chambers & Randall (JoNette); grandchildren, Roxanne, Daniel, Jeremy & Randall; great-grandchildren, Yosif & Elizabeth; & brother, "Tom" (Linda) Severse. Services will be held 8 PM Thursday, June 15, 2017, at...
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Annette M. Majors

December 30, 1958 - June 7, 2017

Annette Mabrey Majors, 58, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, Joshua Mabrey; and sisters, Sherry and Star. Annette is survived by her daughter, Ruston Mabrey; grandchildren, Teressa, Emily, Josh and Matt; great-grandchild, Nova; sisters, Nancy and Brenda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. No funeral services were held.
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Alice Mae Herschelman

October 12, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Alice Mae Herschelman, 86, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at West River Health Campus. She was born October 12, 1930, in Wadesville, IN to the late Stephen and Opal (Grisham) Thacker.She graduated from Wadesville High School and was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church. She fondly remembered her years of working for Visiting Nurse Plus and was especially proud of being...
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Elizabeth Annetta Lickey

August 23, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Elizabeth Annetta Lickey, 81, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at her home. She was born August 23, 1935, in Marion, KY to the late Carl and Christine (Gray) Woodall.She formerly attended Evansville Grace Baptist Church and most recently attended Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Elizabeth enjoyed quilting, crocheting towels and crafting. She also enjoyed candy making, and...
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Louise Elfrieda Roehr

November 4, 1939 - May 28, 2017

Louise Elfrieda (Scherer) Roehr, 77, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at her home. She was born November 4, 1939, in Evansville, IN to the late Raymond and Lillian (Bosecker) Scherer. She was confirmed at St. Stephen's UCC in Warrington, IN and was a longtime member of Zion Lippe UCC in Mt. Vernon, IN. Louise played the organ at St. Stephen's for several years before her...
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Wendy Lyn Davis

June 25, 1960 - May 27, 2017

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Emilio Garibay

July 19, 1938 - May 26, 2017

Emilio Garibay, 78, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in Cincinnati, OH. He was born July 19, 1938, in Galveston, TX, to the late Hiliario and Refugia (Silva) Garibay. He was a member of Local 136 Plumbers and Steamfitters and was an instructor at Local 136 Training Center from 1978-1982. He served in the Air Force. Emilio was a member of the West Side Nut Club and served as...
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Marvin R. VanZant

May 7, 1944 - May 25, 2017

Marvin R. VanZant, 73, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway. He was born May 7, 1944, in Princeton KY to the late Melvin and Lorine (Gray) VanZant.He worked at Faultless Caster for over 30 years. Following retirement, he worked part-time at Wal-Mart assembling bicycles, which he greatly enjoyed. Marvin was an avid outdoorsman and delighted in fishing, hunting...
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Donald E. Montgomery

November 13, 1937 - May 22, 2017

Donald "Frog" Montgomery, 79, of Wadesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his home. He was born November 13, 1937, in Wadesville, to the late Robert Edgar and Artie (Hoss) Montgomery."Frog" owned the Parker Inn Tavern for 10 years and the Parker Mini-Mart for 31 years. He was a long time St. Louis Cardinals fan and liked camping. He was involved in dirt track auto racing and followed his...
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Betty M. Reich

June 6, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Betty Reich, 84, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at her home surrounded by family. She was born June 6, 1932, to the late Montford and Anna Mae Lester.She was a loving wife, mother and grandma who loved to cook, quilt and garden. Betty loved being around people and never met a stranger. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and played the...
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Magdelena E. Powelson

January 5, 1921 - May 13, 2017

Magdelena E. Powelson, 96, of Evansville, passed away on the morning of Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Oasis Care Center of Evansville. She was born January 5, 1921, in Evansville, IN, daughter of Herman and Anna Hartig. She received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1942 from Deaconess School of Nursing. In May of 1944, she enlisted in the Navy Corp of Nurses with the rank of Second Lieutenant and...
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Shirley L. Reinicke

August 18, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Shirley L. (Machholz) Reinicke, 92, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, where she lived with her daughter.Shirley served faithfully as one of Jehovah's Witnesses since her baptism in 1939. She was married to Sylvester H. Reinicke for 57 years until his death in 2001. She retired as a nurse from Deaconess Hospital in 1985 where she had a special passion for work in the Emergency...
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Lavada E. Mueller

July 29, 1916 - May 12, 2017

Lavada E. Mueller, 100, of Evansville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. She was a resident of Pine Haven Nursing Home. She was born July 29, 1916, in Lyon County, Kentucky. During WWII she worked at Servel and Briggs. Lavada was a proud Rosie the Riveter. She retired from Mead Johnson's after 35 years. She was preceded in death by husbands, Woodrow Scillian, Harold Krack, and Ted Mueller;...
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Dorothy Deal

August 16, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Deal, 84, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at her home. She was born August 16, 1932, in Evansville, IN to the late Paul and Edna (Gibson) Deal.She is survived by her son, Larry W. (Jeanie) Clem; daughter, Brenda (Glen) Manis; sisters, Janet Moore and Carolyn Dixon; brother, Donald Deal; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great, great...
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Yvonna Louise Sanchez

September 5, 1969 - May 11, 2017

Yvonna Louise (Lupfer) Sanchez, 47, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at her home. She was born September 5, 1969, in Evansville, Indiana.Her passion in life was being with and caring for her grandchildren. She worked as a Direct Support Specialist and cared deeply for her clients. Yvonna was preceded in death by her mother, Charleigh (Damron) Lupfer.She was survived by her...
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Gareld Burgdorf

August 31, 1936 - May 9, 2017

Gareld "Jerry" Burgdorf, 80, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born August 31, 1936, in Evansville, IN to the late Kermit and Alma Burgdorf.He retired from A&H Truck Lines (now Advanced Truck Lines). Jerry was a member of the American Legion in Mt. Vernon, Eagles Club, Moose Lodge #497 and the Elks. He and his wife, Rita,...
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Thomas Walter Amos

March 21, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Thomas Walter Amos, 75, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He loved betting on horses, going to flea markets and rummage sales, and was a very loving brother. Tom is survived by his sisters, Doris Hensley and Mary (Stephen) Kough; brothers, Marion Amos and Carlis Amos; nieces, April and Rachel Amos; and other nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 15,...
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Brenda Gayle Voyles

July 6, 1944 - May 6, 2017

Brenda G. Voyles, 72, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Charlier Hospice Center. She was born July 6, 1944, in Evansville, IN to the late Leslie and Bessie (Durham) Vincent.Brenda led a very full life. She was a bartender, enjoyed sitting on her front porch, and loved flowers, going to the riverboat and collecting diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces. She also enjoyed...
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Morris Lee Miles

May 15, 1930 - May 6, 2017

Morris L. Miles, 86, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born May 15, 1930, in Evansville, IN, to the late Herbert and Edith (Jamison) Miles. He graduated from Reitz High School in 1948 then served in the US Navy for 22 years. Morris belonged to the VFW, American Legion Post #0187 Everette Burdette Post and DAV.Morris was preceded in death by his son, Steven Miles;...
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Ludeniah Mae Trotter

July 8, 1956 - May 6, 2017

Ludeniah "Peach" Mae Trotter, 60, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born July 8, 1956, in Evansville, to the late Denvil and Ola (Menser) Trotter.Peach worked for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation for over 29 years as a secretary. She was a devout Christian with strong faith in the Lord. She spent her entire life caring...
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Edward Arthur Reuter

June 14, 1932 - May 4, 2017

Edward Arthur Reuter, 84, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, at his home. He was born June 14, 1932, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Florence (Holtz) Reuter.He was a longtime member of St. Matthew's United Church of Christ and most recently attended St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Wadesville. Edward graduated from Reitz High School in 1952. He was a US Navy Veteran...
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Eva Charlene Vailes

April 22, 1945 - May 2, 2017

Eva Charlene (Fike) Vailes, 72, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017. She loved fishing, playing bingo and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and sister. Eva is survived by her children, Rhonda, Misty, William and David; 9 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, May 8, 2017, at Alexander West Chapel, with burial...
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Robert Ficker

June 7, 1937 - April 29, 2017

Robert "Bob" Ficker, 79, passed away April 29, 2017. He was born June 7, 1937, in Evansville, IN to the late Joseph B. and Barbara (Wanninger) Ficker. He served in the US Army and retired from the Evansville State Hospital.Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Ficker; parents, Joseph and Barbara Ficker; and brothers, Carl, James and Charles "Chuck". He is survived by his daughter,...
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Robert Terry Siggers

October 21, 1952 - April 27, 2017

Robert "Terry" Siggers, Sr., 64, of Winslow, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home, after a massive heart attack.Terry was an Army Veteran, serving in both the 77th Field Artillery and 101st Airborn Division (Assault). He enjoyed watching the WWE, loved to grill out, and helping others, but never expected anything back in return. It made him happy that all of his family was...
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Jack M. Trout

August 15, 1932 - April 27, 2017

Jack Miller Trout, 84, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born August 15, 1932, in Wheatcroft, KY, to the late Ernest "Dub" and Effie (Hicks) Trout.Jack graduated from Wheatcroft High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served four years on the U.S.S Yancey. After 38 years of service, Jack retired from Bristol Myers where he worked in electrical maintenance. He...
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Lucy Loretta Becker

July 7, 1930 - April 24, 2017

Lucy L. (Durbin) Becker, 86, of Evansville, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 7, 1930, in Owensboro, KY, to the late Laurence and Lucy (Crabtree) Durbin.Lucy enjoyed reading and was an avid embroiderer, quilter, and master seamstress having made wedding dresses, majorette outfits, men's suits and tons of clothes for her children...
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Jenny Elaine Ellis

July 10, 1955 - April 23, 2017

Jenny Ellis, 61, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandbabies. Jenny was preceded in death by husband, Clarence Ellis; brother, Larry Woods; & parents, Cynthia & Jess Woods. She is survived by her daughter, Magan (Shannon Thornton) Moore; son, Donnie Smith; brothers, James & Ronnie Woods; grandchildren, Dylan & Conner. Funeral...
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Teddy Gene Canary

March 7, 1957 - April 23, 2017

Teddy Gene Canary, 60, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born March 7, 1957, in Owensboro, KY to the late Robert Lee and Hazel (Burris) Canary. He was a devoted family man who loved his family more than anything. Teddy was a retired truck driver and had worked previously with his daughter at Taco John's where he made many friends. He had also worked in construction with his son. ...
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Marylou Cundiff

November 8, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Marylou Cundiff, 88, of Evansville, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Bethel Manor. She was born November 8, 1928, in Evansville, IN, to the late Guy and Sadie (Gilliland) Hicks.Marylou was an avid book reader. She enjoyed playing clabber and working crossword puzzles. Marylou loved trips to Gulf Shores, AL. She lived life for her family.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,...
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John Ivan Hurt

May 28, 1948 - April 20, 2017

John Ivan Hurt, 68, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. He was born May 28, 1948, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Ivan and Leona (Weibert) Hurt.John served two tours during Vietnam with the Marine Corp, receiving a Purple Heart. He graduated from Mackey High School. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Allen; and daughter, Amanda.John is survived...
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John Earl Turpin

June 7, 1935 - April 20, 2017

John "Turk" Earl Turpin, 81, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center, surrounded by family. He was born June 7, 1935, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Alvina (Berning) Turpin. He was a member of Henderson Church of Christ. John was an animal lover and enjoyed playing softball, golf, basketball, baseball and bowling. He was an avid NASCAR fan and...
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Arizona Rowe

August 30, 1930 - April 18, 2017

Arizona Rowe, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Arbors Nursing Home in Gallipolis, OH. She was the youngest of twelve children and was born in Pikeville, KY on August 30, 1930. She attended Mount Mission Christian School in Grundy, VA. Arizona loved country music and her favorite song was "Mountain Fairy Blues". She was a loving person and will be...
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Doris Elizabeth Miller

June 10, 1923 - April 16, 2017

Doris "Momma Dee" Elizabeth Miller, 93, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at North Park Nursing Home. She was born June 10, 1923, in Elberfeld, IN to the late Simie and Zena (Ireland) Greer.She graduated from Reitz High School in 1941 and worked in several different school cafeterias. At the age of 80, she retired from the She Lounge as a bar manager. Doris loved and collected...
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Cynthia Ann Neu

August 4, 1949 - April 15, 2017

Cynthia A. (Nash) Neu, 67, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born August 4, 1949, in Kokomo, Indiana. Cynthia received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree at University of Evansville in elementary teaching. She retired from the US Post Office in 2009. Cynthia belonged to St. Paul's UCC, German Township church and the Red Hat Society.She was preceded in death by her...
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Anthony L. Hoover

September 3, 1950 - April 14, 2017

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Jacqueline J. Mayberry

July 28, 1929 - April 12, 2017

Jacqueline Mayberry, 87, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Charlier Hospice. She was an active member of St. James West United Methodist Church.Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mayberry; daughter, Kathleen Dayvolt and brother, Melvin Werner.She is survived by daughters, Tamara Deicken (Mike), Helen Seifert (Phil), Barbara Acker and Brenda Koch; sons,...
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