Our Obituaries

Melvin Bell

January 19, 1941 - November 12, 2017

Melvin "Mel" Bell, 76, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at his home. He was born January 19, 1941, in Evansville, IN to the late Harry and Mabel (Bell) Bell.He graduated from Reitz High School in 1959 and was an Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. For over 23 years, Mel worked at Moll Tool. He was an avid baseball player and golfer, and enjoyed working in his yard.Mel...
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Billy Dean Crawford

September 26, 1930 - November 11, 2017

Billy Dean "Bill" Crawford, 87, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born September 26, 1930, in Evansville, IN to the late William Edward Crawford and Golda May Giesselman.He graduated from Central High School and served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. For 30 years, Bill worked as an examiner for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board through the federal government before...
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David James Shuck

October 21, 1946 - November 9, 2017

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

October 21, 1946 - November 9, 2017

David James Shuck, 71, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice House. He was born October 21, 1946, in Evansville, IN to the late Jesse L. and Violet (Paul) Shuck.Dave graduated from Reitz High School in 1965 and joined the Navy, where he served for four years, in April of 1966. On June 29, 1968, he married the love of his life, Ada Suarez. He worked as...
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George Douglas Traylor

October 7, 1951 - November 8, 2017

George Traylor, 66, of Evansville, passed away November 8, 2017, at his home. He was born October 7, 1951, in Henderson, KY, to the late James T. Traylor and Janet D. (Vandiver) Barnes. The family would like to thank his friends at Vinnies for being there for him. George was preceded in death by his brother, James "Hooky" Traylor; and his parents. He is survived by his sisters, Janet "Faye"...
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Michael J. Fox

January 19, 1954 - November 7, 2017

Michael J. Fox, 63, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He graduated from the University of Evansville and worked as a graphic artist for Leed Selling Tools. Michael enjoyed being a very active part of his family and attending his son's many activities.Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Fox; and parents, Jack and Pat Fox.He is survived by his sons, Benjamin and...
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Barbara Ann Rhoades

August 16, 1941 - November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Barbara Ann (Conner) Rhoades, 76, crossed the horizon of this world to be with our Lord and her loved ones who journeyed before her. She was born in Connersville, and lived in Evansville, IN.A devoted sister, mother, and wife, for 62 years she's been the center of the world for her lifelong love, Jerry Lee Rhoades, Sr. Her strength and love of family was evident...
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Martha Rose McCool

July 31, 1940 - October 30, 2017

Martha (Deer) McCool, 77, of Evansville, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born July 31, 1940, in Evansville, IN to the late John and Rose (Steele) Deer.She graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1958. On March 21, 1970, she married Richard McCool. Martha retired from EVSC as a bus transportation secretary in 1998.Martha was preceded in death by her sisters...
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Barbara Ann Russell

September 30, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Barbara A. Russell, 84, of Evansville, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, at Oasis Dementia Care. She was born September 30, 1933, in Clay County, IN to the late Leonard Leon and Anna Martha (Stepp) Miller.She graduated from Reitz High School and worked for Whirlpool as a parts list compiler for 34 years. Barbara was a member of the Whirlpool Get Together Club, golf and bowling leagues, and...
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Linda Sue Daffron

January 13, 1941 - October 21, 2017

Linda Sue Daffron, 76, of Evansville passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Sue is survived by her daughter, Sherry Green; grandchildren, Damon Jones and Raven Green; sister, Anna Williams; and niece, Lacresha Williams. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, November 3, 2017, at Alexander West Chapel, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 12:00 PM...
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Stephen John Knoop

February 12, 1941 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Delois Ray Stone

April 30, 1927 - October 18, 2017

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

May 9, 1928 - October 18, 2017

Betty June Woods, 89, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Solarbron. She was born May 9, 1928, in Corydon, KY to the late Cornelius and Edna (Gebhardt) Duncan. She was a very good cook and worked several places as a cook before retiring from Hagedorn's. Betty was a lifetime member of Riverbend. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards, and crossword puzzles, and was a very...
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D. Ray Stone

April 30, 1927 - October 18, 2017

D. Ray Stone, 90, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at West River Health Campus. He was born April 30, 1927, in Dixon, KY to the late Marian "Pete" Stone and Edith (Brogan) Brown. Early in his childhood he was blessed to be raised by his loving step-mother, Mary (Horstketter) Stone. He served in the US Army during WWII in Germany. He worked as a mechanic for Hocker Power...
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Bonnie Marie Roy

March 29, 1959 - October 16, 2017

Bonnie Marie Roy, 58, of Evansville, IN, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. She was born in Evansville on March 29, 1959.She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Roy; and brother, Paul Roy.Bonnie is survived by her son, Michael Arney; daughter, Angela White; grandchildren, Jordan Welte and Jayden White; mother, Marilyn Roy; brothers, David and Kenneth Roy; sister, Patricia Overby; and...
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John A. Lancaster

February 22, 1929 - October 16, 2017

I would like for you to help me celebrate my arrival in Heaven to be with the Lord and my precious daughter, Donna. My journey on Earth began on February 22, 1929 in Myrtle, Missouri and my journey in Heaven began October 16, 2017.I retired from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department after 26 years of service. I do not want my family to be sad; instead rejoice with me, because I am now...
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Karen Sue Wilder

May 27, 1957 - October 14, 2017

Karen Sue Wilder, 60, of Mt. Vernon, IN, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born May 27, 1957 in Henderson, KY. Karen was a muscle therapist and owned Back in Motion. She is survived by daughter, Terin Burris, mother, Mildred Ashworth; grandchildren, Braylon, Amari, and Kariena, and cousins, Larry and Teresa. A Memorial Service will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, October 21 at Alexander...
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Thomas Edwin Savage

May 16, 1946 - October 13, 2017

Mr. Thomas E. Savage of Evansville, Indiana, peacefully passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 71. He was born on May 16, 1946, in Evansville, Indiana. His heart was always full of passion for his family. His family was his first love and teaching was his second. He was a Math and Physics Instructor for many years. Teaching his students to understand his...
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Walter H. Sutton

August 14, 1921 - October 12, 2017

Walter Henry Sutton, 96, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his home. He was born August 14, 1921, in Evansville, IN.He graduated from Bosse High School and earned an Associate's Degree from Evansville College. He served in the US Air Force from 1942 to 1945 as a bombardier on a B-24 with the 781st Bomb Squadron, and flew 43 missions out of Italy. During his service he...
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Jessie Humphrey

May 20, 1919 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Gary Wayne Cosby

November 16, 1963 - October 8, 2017

Gary Wayne Cosby, Jr., 54, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his home. He was born November 16, 1963, in Evansville, IN to Gary and Peggy Cosby. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Cosby III; and mother, Peggy Cosby. Gary is survived by his daughter, Jessica Cosby; father, Gary Cosby, Sr.; son, Gary Hill; grandchildren, Maleah Cosby, Madalynn Agerton, Desiree Cosby...
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Loretta McCarty

December 15, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Sue McCarty, 77, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born December 15, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, IN to the late Claude and Irene (Kincheloe) Ricketts.She retired from George Koch and Sons. Sue enjoyed IU Basketball, the Indianapolis Colts and Nascar, especially Richard Petty.Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McCarty. She is survived by sons, Tim, Tommy (Melody), Tony (Tina) and...
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Jerry Lee Rhoades

March 8, 1960 - October 7, 2017

Jerry Lee Rhoades, Jr., 57, loving son and brother passed away, Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was born in Evansville, IN. During life, Jerry Lee was a devoted son and a best friend to his parents, and a wonderful big brother to his two sisters. He was a warm and gentle man who gave his heart to those around him. He loved animals and dedicated himself to protecting and finding a home for...
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Dorothy Owens Nix

September 6, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Dorothy Owens Nix, a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died on October 7, at the age of 90. Born to Roy Lee and Josephine Orr Owens, in Evansville, Indiana, Dorothy was a cherished only child who learned to cook at her mother's side and clean a fish at her father's. She was a curious student who attended Centennial Grade School. Some of her favorite memories from...
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Mary Murphy

September 6, 1927 - October 1, 2017

Mary Maxine (Majors) Murphy, 90, of Evansville, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born September 6, 1927, at Falls of Rough, KY, to the late Byron and Ollie Majors.She graduated from Evansville College and was a medical technician with Deaconess Hospital. Maxine loved to cook, sew and cross stitch. She was a member of First Christian Church for over...
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Warren Bacon

November 4, 1920 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Louise Utley

January 26, 1933 - September 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Winona D. Kallenbach

January 5, 1925 - September 26, 2017

Winona (Dunn) Kallenbach, 92, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She was born January 5, 1925, in Carrier Mills, IL to the late John A. and Golda (Middleton) Dunn. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ were she was President of the church council and a member of the Lincoln Bible class. In 1986, she retired from Farm Bureau Insurance after 26 years of...
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Twila Burke

August 30, 1950 - September 26, 2017

Twila Cheek Burke, 67, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice House. She was born August 30, 1950, in Greenfield, MO to the late Kenneth and Delpha Cheek.She graduated from Bosse High School in 1968 the earned her Bachelor's and Masters of Education from Indiana State University and Indiana State Terre Haute. Twila worked at Ellis Park for many years and retired from...
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Lucille E. Dierlam

September 1, 1923 - September 25, 2017

Lucille E. Dierlam (Schweikhart), 94, of Evansville, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 in Brookfield Rehabilitation in Wisconsin. She was born September 1, 1923, in Wadesville, IN (Parker Settlement). Lucy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, loyal friend, and a woman of deep and abiding faith. She was born to the late Eli and Larvatha (Huff) Schweikhart, and was the...
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Pamela Darlene Irwin

August 29, 1949 - September 25, 2017

Pamela D. (Fogle) Irwin, 68, of Evansville, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born August 29, 1949, in Evansville, IN to the late Robert D. and Elizabeth (Ritter) Fogle.She graduated from North Posey High School and Lockyear Business College, and worked as a professional cook for Jacob's Pub for 17 years. Pamela enjoyed playing computer games, reading and...
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Sue Ann Demoss

August 12, 1958 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel, Evansville, IN.
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Kathy Nosko Nosko

February 9, 1952 - September 24, 2017

Kathy (Schapker) Nosko, 65, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, surrounded by family and life-long friends at her home. She graduated from Mater Dei in 1970 and enjoyed gardening. She loved attending her children's and grandchildren's events. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Gladys Schapker; and fiancé, Larry...
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Delpha Lorene Cheek

September 18, 1919 - September 23, 2017

Delpha Lorene (Sortor) Cheek, 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017, the last of her siblings. She was born September 18, 1919 to Chester and Esta Sortor near Stockton, Missouri.Delpha enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing. She and Kenny did lots of traveling. She enjoyed over 50 years of playing cards with 3-Arts. After graduation from Southwest Missouri State, she...
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Richard Elmer Livers

November 17, 1937 - September 22, 2017

Richard "Dicky" Livers passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2017 in Winslow, Indiana at the age of 79 surrounded by his loving family.Richard loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He blessed us with his kindness, soft temperament and gentle spirit. Richard joined the United States Navy in 1955. He married Sarah, his sweetheart in 1979. He retired from Whirlpool Corporation in 1998 after...
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Mandi F. Bailey

December 4, 1970 - September 22, 2017

Mandi F. Bailey, 46, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital.She is survived by her daughter, Hannah Bailey; parents, Sylvia Day (Merton) three brothers; five sisters; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, September , 27, 2017, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Frank Howard, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. ...
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Elsia Irene Cole

May 18, 1917 - September 21, 2017

Elsia Irene Cole, 100, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital. She was born May 18, 1917, in Evansville, to the late William and Mary (DeWeese) Puckett.Elsia recently celebrated her 100th birthday.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley; son, David; granddaughter, Mandi Bailey; great grandson, Jeremy Dutton; and sister, Vera Umbach. She is...
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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 M. 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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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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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

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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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