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12/25/02

Taylor - Leota M. Taylor of Seymour, IN, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, at Four Season's Health Care Center.  Born on March 9, 1909, in Bartholomew County, IN, she was the daughter of Harry and Winnie Bell (Gaston) Rogers.  She married J. Hugh Taylor on June 18, 1932, in Grammer, IN, and he died in 1971.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Joseph Siefker of Terre Haute, IN; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom R. and Sondra Taylor of Nashville, IN; one sister, Marifrances Speer of Columbus, IN; four grandchildren and their spouses:  Ann (Richard) Lamberts of Wrentham, MA, Gail (Timothy) Hayes of Terre Haute, IN, Jill (Steve) Goeglein of Noblesville, IN, and Patrick (Kimberly) Taylor of Shelbyville, IN; nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one granddaughter, Deann Taylor.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seymour, Tri Kappa Sorority, and the Elks Club.

Services for Leota Taylor will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28th, at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel, with the Rev. Marcus Speer officiating.  Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN; Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday.  Memorials are directed to the Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's choice.


12/22/02

Charlton - Dorothy L. Charlton of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, December 2, 2002, at Columbus Health and Rehab Center.  Born on August 29, 1918, in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Amanda (Mitchell) Heacock.  She married John R. Charlton on September 30, 1943, in Hanover, IN, and he died in 1998.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Darryl K. and Bonnie Charlton and John G. Charlton, all of Seymour, IN; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Charlton Faulkner of Columbus, IN; one brother, Don Heacock of Martinsville, IN; five grandchildren:  John Gary Charlton and James Gilbert Charlton, both of Boise, ID, Cathy Colleen Charlton of Waterloo, Ontario, Michelle (Mark) Holt, and Meredith (Sean) Furlow of Seymour, IN.  She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers:  Francis, Stanley, and Herbert Heacock; and three sisters:  Ida Down, Margaret Prather, and Marjorie Roope.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Seymour Church of Christ, American Legion Auxiliary Post 89.

Services for Dorothy Charlton will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with the Revs. Bill Weaver and Ira Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin, IN.  Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the service time on Monday.  Memorials are directed to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.


12/18/02

Beasley - Gerald Richard Beasley of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Seymour, IN, died Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at his home in Jacksonville.  Born on February 27, 1953, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Gretna Short Johnson of Seymour and Gerald Stanley Beasley of Belleview, FL.  He married Sara Sprague on April 27, 1996, in Evansville, IN.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Gretna and Gordon Johnson of Seymour, IN; his father and step-mother, Gerald and Fran Beasley of Belleview, FL; one brother, Ronald R. Beasley of Franklin, IN; and one sister, Rhonda Beasley Bell of Charlotte, NC.

He worked as a commercial painter in the Jacksonville area.  He was the Protestant faith.

A private funeral was held Monday, December 23, 2002, at the Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with the Rev. Larry Robbins officiating and private entombment was held at Riverview Cemetery following the service.  Arrangements were under the direction of Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel in Seymour.


12/16/02

Boofer - Farrell L. Boofer of Seymour, IN, died Monday, December 16, 2002, at Covered Bridge Health Campus.  Born on October 29, 1913, in Brownstown, IN, he was the son of Clyde and Anna (Owens) Boofer.  He married Bertha L. Adams on May 24, 1952, in Seymour, IN, and she died on May 12, 2000.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Bedel of Jacksonville, FL; one son, Garry and wife Sally Boofer of Seymour, IN; two step-sons:  Larry Eggersman of Marietta, GA, and Dan and wife Linda Eggersman of Seymour, IN; one sister, Jean Babbs of Brownstown, IN; seven grandchildren:  Jason Bedel of Jacksonville, FL, Darby Boofer of Weston, VA, Troy and wife Leslie Eggersman, Todd Eggersman and Nicole and husband John Sprayberry, all of Marietta, GA, Tammy and husband Kevin Davis of Seymour, IN, and Greg Eggersman of Seymour, IN; and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife.

He was a custodian for Seymour High School for 18 years, retiring in 1981, and served in the U.S. Army during WW II.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Services for Farrell Boofer will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 19th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with graveside military rites.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Legacy of Faith.


12/07/02

Banta - James F. (Jim) Banta of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, December 7, 2002, at his residence.  Born on July 2, 1935, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Lafayette F. and Mabel A. (Auffenberg) Banta.

Surviving are six cousins:  Sherry Cravens of Cincinnati, OH, Patches Sallee of Seymour, IN, Cindy Thompson of Nashville, IN, Thomas Egloff of North Vernon, IN, John Egloff of Terre Haute, IN, and Lori Egloff of Seymour, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He had been employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for thirty-two years, retiring in October of 1992.  He was also employed by Alexander Electric for twenty years and worked as the projectionist at the Vondee and Majestic Theaters and the Star-Dust Drive-in for eighteen years.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Laymen League and the National Rifle Association.

Services for James Banta will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with Pastor Philip Block of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Trinity Lutheran High School.


10/15/02

Thompson - Lena E. Thompson of Seymour, IN, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Memorial Hospital.  Born on March 7, 1904, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Breitfield) Eggersman.  She married Earl Wolter on September 29, 1929, in Jackson County, IN, and he died on November 4, 1967.  She then married Ralph M. Thompson on June 5, 1976, in Louisville, KY, and he died on November 13, 1988.

Surviving are one sister, Alice Snyder of Seymour, IN, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by both husband; one sister, Amelia Bush; and six brothers:  Lawrence, William, Otto, George, Ben, and Ed Eggersman.

She was a homemaker and also worked at the Seymour Woolen Mill, retiring in 1957.  She was a charger member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lutheran's Layman"s League, Zion Ladies Aid, American Bible Society, and taught Sunday School for many years.

Services for Lena Thompson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19th, at Zion Lutheran Church in Seymour with Pastor Allen Wolka officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Burkholder Chapel and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.  Memorials are directed to Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Zion Lutheran Church Clarion Bells Fund or the donor's choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, Seymour.


09/07/02

Stanfield - Alice C. Stanfield of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, September 7, 2002, at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.  Born on May 12, 1914, in Columbus, IN, she was the daughter of Jessie and Eliza Rebecca (Smith) Bell.  She married Cyril L. Stanfield on April 4, 1937, in Seymour, IN, and he died August 24, 1994.

Surviving are are two sons, Geoffrey (Barbara) Stanfield of Seymour, IN, and Thomas (Wanda) Stanfield of Pegram, TN; four grandchildren:  Valerie Scaggs, Robert, Rebecca, and Travis Stanfield; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter, Angela Stanfield on April 11, 2002.

She worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for the J.C. Groub Company for several years and then for the Cummins Union President in the same capacity for many years, retiring in 1976.  She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Services for Alice Stanfield will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with Pastor Sam Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.


08/05/02

Burnside - Rodman D. Burnside of Seymour, IN, died Monday, August 5, 2002, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.  Born on April 23, 1953, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Earnest R. and Betty Jean (Brown) Burnside.  He married Mary Margaret Smith on December 12, 1987, at the Freetown Methodist Church, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother and step-father, Betty Jean and Ancil Hillenburg of Kurtz, IN; one sister, Jetta Greek and husband, Bill, of Rosedale, IN; one brother, Robert Burnside of Shelbyville, IN; one aunt, Rosalie Manuel and husband, James, of Freetown, IN; two uncles, Bernard and Ray Burnside of Freetown, IN; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Ernest R. Burnside in 1954; and a step-father, the Rev. Paul DuBois in 1984.

He was an assembler for the Jackson County Developmental Center and retired in 1987.  He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Seymour and a past member of the Freetown Fire Department for ten years.

Services for Rodman Burnside will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 9th, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, Seymour, with Associate Pastor Mark Wooten of The First Nazarene Church of Seymour officiating.  Burial will follow in Freetown Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Burkholder Funeral Home.  Memorials are directed to the Freetown Fire Department.


07/31/02

Armstrong - Jerry W. Armstrong of Indianapolis, IN, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour, IN.  Born on June 25, 1953, in Wiesbaden, Germany, he was the son of George J. and Bernice Louise (Snyder) Armstrong.

Surviving are his mother, Bernice L. Armstrong of Seymour, IN; one sister, Carolyn Sue Beck and husband, Mike, of Brownsburg, IN; three aunts:  Henrietta Huber of New Albany, IN, Melba Stuckwisch and Beulah Clark and husband, Joe, all of Seymour, IN; two uncles:  Richard Snyder and wife, Brenda, of Seymour, IN, and Louis Snyder and wife, Susan, of Orlando, FL; and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Armstrong in 1994, and grandparents, Henry and Erna Snyder.

He was a computer service technician and had served with the U.S. Army from 1976=1979 in Korea.  A 1971 graduate of Brownstown Central High School, he graduated from Ivy Tech as an electronics technician in 1981.  He was a member of Jesus Metro Church of Indianapolis and was an active member of "Royal of the Square" Community Theatre Group until 1975.

Services for Jerry Armstrong will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 5th, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour with Pastor Jack Belk of Brownstown's St. Peter's Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Burkholder Chapel.  Memorial contributions are directed to Jesus Metro Church in Indianapolis or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.


07/24/02

Vaughn - Edna B. Vaughn of Seymour, IN, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at her residence.  Born July 20, 1921, in Azalia, IN, she was the daughter of Everett L. and Fie Jeanie (Thompson) Taylor.  She married Harold H. Vaughn on January 20, 1940, in Bedford, IN, and he died on July 24, 1983.

Surviving are one daughter, Christine J. Wolka and husband, Brian, of Seymour, IN; three sons:  Ray E. Vaughn and wife, Karen R., of North Vernon, IN, Steven L. Vaughn and wife, Sue, of Seymour, IN, and Logan R. Vaughn and wife, Carolyn, of Seymour, IN; two sister, Pauline Stanfield of Elizabethtown, IN, and Cindy Crist of Heath, OH; seven grandchildren:  Brian Vaughn and Jonathan Vaughn and wife, Stephanie, all of North Vernon, IN, Gregory Vaughn and wife, Brenda, Stacy Von Fange, Jason, Joshua, and Amanda Vaughn, all of Seymour, IN; six great-grandchildren:  Austin Vaughn of North Vernon, IN, Emily Von Fange, Zachary Vaugh, Mindy, Shelley, and Jessica Wolfe, all of Seymour, IN.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Mary Welch; and two brothers, John and Harry Taylor.

She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aide #3, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #89, and Jolly 13 Card Club of Jennings County.

Services for Edna Vaughn will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 29th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastors Ralph Blomenberg and Philip Bloch officiating.  Burial will follow in Friends Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Burkholder Chapel and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.  Memorials are directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church General Fund or Donor's Choice.


02/20/02

Sutherland - Bessie Evelyn Sutherland of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour.  Born on October 15, 1917, in Austin, IN, she was the daughter of Jesse and Lula (Everhart) Sweazy.  She married William Sutherland on March 11, 1935, in Seymour, IN, and he died in 1989.

Surviving are two daughter, Janet Weekly and husband, Robert, of Seymour, IN, LaDonna Hillenburg and husband, Richard, of Columbus, IN; five grandchildren:  Michael Weekly and wife, Sueko, of Florence, SC, Brenda Vogel and husband, James, of Columbus, IN, Kevin Culp of Seymour, IN, Brian Hillenburg of Lexington, KY, and Kim Malone and husband, Mike< of Seymour, IN; five great-grandchildren: Jams Michael, Christiana, and Elizabeth Vogel, Jamie Howell, and Amanda Harvey; and three great-great-grandchildren, Dillion and Haley Howell and Madelyn Bowman.  She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Dwight and Lois Sweazy.

She had worked as a clerk for G.C. Murphy Company, retiring in 1980 after many years of service.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was pianist for the Seymour Senior Citizen's Band and a resident of Shield House.

Services for Bessie Sutherland will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24th, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.  Memorials are directed to Legacy of Faith-Immanuel Lutheran Church or to Donor's Choice.


06/17/02

Fuel - Deloris Brown Fuel of Brownstown, IN, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Hoosier Christian Village.  Born on May 21, 1922, in Franklin, IN, she was the daughter of Oliver and Emma (Payton) Cornelius.  She married Chester Brown on October 14, 1939, in Columbus, IN, and he preceded her in death.  She married Paul A. Fuel, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are five daughters:  Carolyn Sue Main and husband, Carl, of Columbus, IN; Lynette Jones and Ruth Stroppara, both of Naples, FL, Denise Ruddick of Seymour, IN, and Jennifer Crouch and husband, James, of Columbus, IN; one sons, Robert Lee Brown of Ocean Shores, WA; one brother, Floyd Cornelius of Indianapolis; two sisters, Rosie Blackledge of Indianapolis and Ruby Smith and husband, Jim, of Waldren, IN; fourteen grandchildren:  Rick, Rob, Vicki, Tammy, Valerie, Angie, Pam, Kris, Tracy, Tabby, Jared, Jace, Jamie, and Kelly; and twenty great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by both husbands; three grandsons:  Rex Allen Endicott, Joshua Harris, and Troy Nolan; and one granddaughter, Stacy Nolan.

She was a waitress at Seymour Holiday Inn for 30 years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Edinburgh, IN, Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose Lodge #456 in Columbus.

Services for Deloris Fuel will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour with the Rev. Ken Jurgens officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.  The family directs contributions to Riley Children's Hospital.


06/16/02

Robinson - Jared Adam Robinson of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Seymour, IN.  Born on February 3, 1981, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Leslie A. and Rhonda D. (Terkhorn) Robinson.

Surviving are his parents of Seymour, IN; one sister, Kara Raylene Robinson; grandparents, Victor W. and Kathleen (Rucker) Terkhorn; great-grandmother, Josie (Goss) Rucker; aunts and uncles: Vickie Ault and husband, Monte, of Brownstown, IN; Stan Pollert; Betty Cooley and husband, Gary; Everett Robinson and wife, Debbie; Wanda Hunt and husband, Bill; Lee Robinson; Rex Robinson and wife, Rita; Robin Picket and husband, Tim, all of Seymour, IN; Nancy Robinson of Fort Wayne, IN; and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Christena Robinson, and one aunt, Cheryl A. Pollert.

A 1999 graduate of Seymour High School, he worked at Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing, Luecke Audio for 5 years, J. Crew, and The Gap.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served as greeter, usher, acolyte, the Immanuel Youth Group, Brownstown Men's Softball League, Seymour Youth League Umpire, for member Extreme Motor Sport Car Club, and former member Lasting Impression's Car Club.

Services for Jared Robinson will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20th, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Seymour with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and Vicar Jimmy Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Sauers.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service Burkholder Chapel and from noon until the service time Thursday at the church.  Memorials are directed to Immanuel Lutheran Youth Group, Oncology Department of Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital Foundation, or Donors Choice.


06/02/02

Kaemming - Lydia M. Kaemming of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Lutheran Community Home Seymour.  Born on January 10, 1906, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred W. and Matilda (Mellenbruch) Claycamp.  She married Luther W. Kaemming on June 21, 1931, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vallonia, IN, and he died on November 25, 1994.

Surviving are one brother, James M. Claycamp and his wife, Verna, of Seymour, IN; one sister, Dorothy M. Hehman and her husband, Carl, of Seymour, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers:  Clarence, Elmer, Raymond, and Andrew Claycamp;  and three sisters:  Clara Peters, Marie Koester, and infant Edna Claycamp.

She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, Zion Choir and Social Club.

Services for Lydia Kaemming will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5th, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Press officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour, and from 1 p.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.  Memorials are directed to Zion Lutheran Church Expansion Fund, Zion Student Aid Fund, of donors choice.


06/01/02

Scott - Donald F. "Chuck" Scott of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  Born on September 18, 1931, in Freetown, IN, he was the son of Carmel M and Ada (Thompson) Scott.  He married Donna J. Breitfield on November 5, 1950, in Junction City, KS, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Timothy J. Scott and his wife, Lee, of Lake Jackson, TX; two daughters, Lu Ann Maddy and her husband, Alan, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Kimberly Hirtzel and her husband, Chris, of Seymour, IN; one brother, Jack A. Scott and his wife, Beulah, of Seymour, IN; and seven grandchildren:  Timothy A. and Casey C. Scott, Kay Dee and Kara Maddy, Ryan, Scott, and Jennifer Hirtzel.  He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey A. Scott; and one sister, Rosemary Blowitz.

In November 1953 he joined the Seymour City Police as a Patrolman and served as Sergeant, Captain, and then Police Chief, retiring in December 1975.  He then worked at Swain Industries in Personnel and Human Resources from 1976 to 1993.  A 1949 graduate of Freetown High School. he attended Franklin Collage one year before joining the Army.  He was in the Army from 1950-1953, serving nineteen of those months in the Korean War, and was discharged in 1953 as a Staff Sergeant.  He was a member of Central Christian Church, where he served as Deacon, Seymour Elks Club #4462, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. #1925, American Legion #89, and Fraternal Order of Police.  He served as Councilman at Large and President of the Seymour City Council for twelve years, a member of Seymour Board of Works, coached Little League Baseball for four years, and was an avid golfer.

Services for Donald Scott will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 5th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with the Revs. Sam Davenport and Luz M. Maruri officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials are directed to Central Christian Church Building Fund, Fraternal Order of Police, or American Lung Association.


05/20/02

Ahlbrand - Barbara Ahlbrand of Woodridge, IL, formerly of Seymour, IN, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at her residence.  Born on November 23, 1927, in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of Paul and Thelma (Perry) Rambo.  She married Edward H. Ahlbrand in June, 1977, at Central Christian Church in Seymour, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four sons:  Charles L. Barbour of North Vernon, IN, Thomas P. Barbour and wife, Nina, of Granger, IN, Timothy P. Barbour of Seymour, IN, and Paul B. R. Barbour and wife, Nancy, of Elizabethtown, IN; two sisters, DeVonne Hurn of O'Fallon, IL, and Joyce Hostetler and husband, William, of Santa Anna, CA; one brother, David Rambo of York, PA; and seven grandchildren:  Joshua Barbour, Mary Barbour, Thomas Barbour, Andrea Barbour, Melinda Barbour, Diana Barbour, and Matthew Barbour.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Ripley, and one grandson, Adam Barbour.

She was a registered nurse for Arvin Industries for 20 years and also worked for Memorial Hospital and the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.  She retired in 1987.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, IL, and a former member of Central Christian Church in Seymour.

Services for Barbara Ahlbrand will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 23rd, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with the Rev. Sam Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel.  Memorials are directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, IL.


05/05/02

Mellencamp - Harlan G. "Boon" Mellencamp of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his residence.  Born on September 24, 1923, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Grover G. and Mary (White) Mellencamp.  He married Elizabeth Ann Hitch on April 18, 1952, at Central Christian Church in Seymour, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Sherry L. Stumler and husband, Eddie, of Seymour, IN; three sons:  Jerry R. Mellencamp and wife, Myra, of Seymour, IN, Tony L. Mellencamp of Seymour, IN, and Allan L. Lange and wife, Arlene, of Seymour, IN; one brother, Armin Mellencamp of Columbus, IN; eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sister, Dorothy Melloncamp (in infancy) and Lorene Anderson.

He was a farmer.  He retired in 1986 and continued working in farming for Marvin White and Jerry Roberts.  He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Hamilton Township Conservation Club, Jackson County Conservation Council, lifetime member of the Eagles #655, and American Legion Post #89 of Seymour.

Services for Harlan Melloncamp will be at 10:00 a.m., May 8th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with the Rev. Dave Moss officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials are directed to Hamilton Township Conservation Club, Jackson County Conservation Council, or St. Paul's United Church of Christ.


05/03/02

Williams - Harriett L. Williams of Seymour, IN, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN.  Born on May 4, 1923, in Medora, IN, she was the daughter of Mant Lloyd and Rella (Hubbard) Davers.  She married Wilbut James Williams on November 26, 1957, and he died in November 1994.

Surviving are one son, Dennis G. Phillips and wife, Diane, of Loveland, OH; one daughter, Sue Moore ad husband, Wendell, of Dallas, TX; one brother, Jim Davers and wife, Carolyn, of Medora, IN; four grandchildren:  Tony Phillips, Kip Phillips, Shannon Wik, Cindy Savage; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, and one granddaughter, Suzsee Sargent.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Seymour Elks Club #462 and a former member of Medora Eastern Star.

There will be graveside services for Harriett Williams will at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7th, at Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Thomas officiating.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials may be send to the American Cancer Society or Donors Choice.


04/27/02

Ellis - Josephine C. (Diggs) Ellis of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  Born in 1919 in Whitecreek, IN, she was the daughter of John and Amedlia (Enzinger) Diggs.  She married Ralph J. Ellis on February 4, 1940, at St. Johns Lutheran Church Whitecreek, and he survives.

Surviving with her husbnd are one daughter, Karen Ellis Habenicht (Roy) of Hayden, IN; two sons, Wilford Lee Ellis (Margaret) of Jeffersonville, IN, and Gilbert Dale Ellis of Reddington, IN; one sister, Anita Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three sisters:  Laura Bruno, Ruth Heckman, and Irene Diggs; and three brothers:  George, Avis, and Walter Diggs.

She was a seamstress for Jacobson & Excello Shirt Factory for thirty-two years, retiring in 1977.  

Services for Josephine Ellis will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1st, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service Burkholder Chapel, Seymour.  Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran High School, Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, or Donors Choice.


04/14/02

Burbrink - Norma L. Burbrink of Columbus, IN, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Seymour.  Born on November 22, 1924, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Walter and Cora (Dringenburg) Schlehuser.  She married John A. Burbrink on April 23, 1949, in Fort Wayne, IN, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Eva Dean Trapp and husband, Robert< of North Olmsted, OH, and Jill Ann Owens of Evansville, IN; one son, Gregory J. Burbrink and wife, Bonnie, of Columbus, IN; one brother, Burrl Schlehuser and wife, Jo Ann, of New Castle, IN; two sisters, Janet Day and husband, Durbin, of Richmond, VA, and Carol Thompson and husband, William, of Cortland, IN; and fourteen grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Orren Schlehuser; and one infant sister, Evelyn Schlehuser.

She was a homemaker, a 1945 graduate of Cortland High School, and a 1948 graduate of Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital Nursing School.  

Services for Norma Burbrink will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18th, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Jonesville with the Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran, Cemetery Jonesville.  Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Improvement Fund.


04/11/02

Meyer - Orville H. Meyer of Seymour, IN, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Seymour.  Born on February 2, 1917, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of George F. and Sophia Moorman Meyer.

He is survived by one brother, Walter W. Meyer of Seymour, IN; two nieces, Ruth Ann Ortner and husband, Fred, of Whitehouse, OH, and Marilyn G. Thompson of Columbus, IN; and four nephews:  Harlan Burbrink and wife, Virginia, of Edinburgh, IN, Marvin Burbrink and wife, Shirley, of Columbus, IN, Lester Burbrink and wife, Donna, of Columbus, IN, and Larry Burbrink and wife, Charlene, of Columbus, IN.  He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Carl, Edwin, and Earl Meyer; two sisters, Irma Burbrink and Ethel Meyer; and three nephews:  Alvin, Lynn, Leonard Burbrink.

He was a lifelong farmer on his own farm, retiring in 1991.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church Whitecreek, where he served as Sunday school teacher and other offices, AAL, Past Officer of Farmer Insurance, Farm Bureau.

Services for Orville Meyer will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13th, at St. Johns Lutheran Church Whitecreek with the Rev. Eldon Brandt officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery Whitecreek.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.  Memorials are directed to St. Johns Lutheran Church Whitecreek, St. Johns School Bulding Fund, or Lutheran Community Home.


07/02

Schooler - Doris A. Schooler of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lutheran Community Home.  Born on September 4, 1916, in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of William F. and Martha (Rittman) Otting.  She married Henry F. Hoevener on February 3, 1937, in Seymour, IN, and he died October 23, 1963.  She married J.S. Schooler on December 17, 1965, in Columbus, IN, and he died March 30, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Hoevener and wife, Linda, and Stephen Hoevener and wife, Janice, both of Elizabethtown, IN; two daughters, Ruth Ann Newkirk and husband, Paul, and Dena Schafstall and husband, Roberts, both of Seymour, IN; three step-sons:  Quentin Schooler and wife, Maryka, of Frankfort, IN, Roger Schooler and wife, Patsy, of Columbus, IN, and Bernard Schooler of Tampa, FL; two step-daughters, Carolyn Shireman and husband, William, of Tampa, FL, and Regina Allman and husband, Russell, of Columbus, IN; twenty-nine grandchildren, and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Arthur Otting; and three sisters:  Clara Claycamp, Leah Shoemaker, Esther Hackman; one step-son, Elbert Schooler; one grandson, Mark Newkirk; and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Lynn Watkins.

She had worked at the Bartholomew County Recorders Office and also for several years at the Gold Mine Store in Seymour, retiring in 1966.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, former member of St. Peters' Lutheran Church Columbus (IN), L.W.M.L Northeast Mission Workers, former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sabastian, FL.

Services for Doris Schooler will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark G. Press officiating.  Burial will follow iin Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel.  Memorial are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church,, Lutheran Community Home, or donors choice.

03/23/02

Teipen - George W. "Bill" Teipen of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Seymour.  Born on February 22, 1931, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Tony (Sr.) and Pollie (Waskom) Teipen.  He married Marilyn E. VanHuss on May 12, 1950, in Uniontown, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Phillip A. Teipen and wife, Janice, and Eric W. Teipen, all of Seymour, IN; one daughter, Cheryl R. Darlage of Seymour, IN; two brothers, Tony Teipen Jr. and Richard Teipen and wife, Conita, all of Seymour, IN; five grandchildren: Scott Teipen and wife, Stephanie, Sharon Teipen, Chris Darlage, Liz Darlage, and Braden Teipen.  He was preceded by in death by his parents.

He was a self-employed lifelong farmer, retiring in 1999.  He was a member of Lake Wales Lutheran Church in Lake Wales, FL, a charter member of Grassy Fork Fire Dept., and a lifetime member of F.O.P.

Services for George Teipen will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel with the Rev. Fred Mildenburger officiating.  Burial will follow in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery Dudleytown.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday.


03/03/02

Hoene - Mabel W. Hoene of Seymour, IN, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Memorial Hospital.  Born on July 30, 1921, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Kleffman) Moorman.  She married Wilmer L. Hoene on November 1, 1942, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Borchers, and he died March 10, 1991.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Gilbert W. and Connie Hoene, and Phillip J. and Jennie Hoene, all of Seymour, IN; one daughter and her husband, Brenda E. and Roger Neawedde of Lakeland, FL; one brother and his wife, Arthur and Betty Moorman of Seymour, IN; one sister and her husband, Mary Katherine and Richard Wessel of Vallonia, IN; one brother-in-law and his wife, Alvin and Betty Hoene of Seymour, IN; six grandchildren:  Brent Hoene, Benjamin Hoene, Jodi and Pamela Neawedde, Shawn Akemon, and Cami Hoene; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a homemaker and a 1939 graduate of Cortland High School.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Borchers, Mary-Martha Circle, "Come Join Us" Home Economics Club, and Farm Bureau.  

Services for Mabel Hoene will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7th, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Borchers with the Rev. Robert Sullivan officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery Borchers.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.  Memorials are directed to Lutheran Bible Translator of U.S.O. United Service Organization.


 02/19/02

Meyer - Thelma Meyer of Seymour, IN, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Lutheran Community Home.  Born on August 23, 1913, in Monon, IN, she was the daughter of Louis and Ida (Hauer) Wienhorst.  She married Paul F. Meyer on December 30, 1934, in Reynolds, IN, and he died on July 23, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter and her husband, Janice E. and Thomas Sinn of Bloomington, IN; one son and his wife, Larry G. and Peggy Meyer of Seymour, IN; two brothers and their wives, Louis Jr. and Ruth Wienhorst of Columbus, IN, and Bernard and Diane Wienhorst of Seymour, IN; one sister and her husband Madelyn and Craig Moore of Danielsville, PA; five grandchildren, Jeff Meyer and wife Karen of Loveland, OH, Paul Meyer and wife Susan of Luddington, MI, Abram Sinn of Bloomington, IN, Leah Sinn of Bloomington, IN, and Clint Ahlbrand of Seymour, IN; and one great-granddaughter, Sara Meyer of Michigan.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Paul Gordon Meyer; and one sister, Francis Wienhorst.

She was a homemaker and was a dietician for Seymour Community Schools for sixteen years, retiring in 1972.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IN, a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, L.W.M.L.-Lutheran Women Missionary League, and Lutherans Laymen League.

Services for Thelma Meyer will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Revs. Ralph Blomenberg and Larry Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials are directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Music Fund, the Lutheran Hour, or Lutheran Community Home.


02/16/02

Hopkins - Marie Hopkins of Seymour, IN (Melrose Park, IL for the past 6 months) died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL.  Born on May 2, 1918, in Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of George Dewey and Roxie Belle (Sells) Hodge.  She married James O. Hopkins and he died November 29, 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Calhoun and husband Richard of Melrose Park, IL; four sons and their wives:  James O. and Glenna Hopkins, Jr. of Fort Wayne, IN, John P. and Belinda Hopkins of Reddington, IN, Joe H. and Deborah Hopkins of Columbus, IN, and Jeff M. and Cindy Hopkins of Seymour, IN; one brother and his wife, Herbert and Bonnie Hodge of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren:  Daniel, Hayli, Jacob, Joshua, Mark, Melissa, Nathan, Sara, Zachary; and one great-granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Paul and Bobby Hodge.

She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Services for Marie Hopkins will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22nd, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Revs. Ralph Blomenberg, Philip Block, and Vicar Jimmy Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials are directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.


02/07/02

Schneider - Wayne H. Schneider of Seymour, IN, died Thursday, February 7, 2002, at his residence.  Born on May 27, 1938, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Irving R. (Sr.) and Mary Belle (Barkman) Schneider.  He married Ruth Ann Bode on September 4, 196- at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters:  Denise S. Bloom and husband, Brian, of Louisville, KY, Susan M. Rohr and Husband, Brian, and Angela K Tracey and husband Terence, all of Seymour, IN; one sister, Marilyn Blevins and husband, Puck, of Seymour, IN; two brothers, Irving R. Schneider Jr. and wife, Carol, and Gary Schneider and wife, Leah, all of Seymour, IN; and four grandchildren:  Pheobe L. Zike, Alec R. Rohr, Libby L. Rohr, and Davis S. Tracey.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A farmer all his life, he was also a Seymour City Fire Fighter for twenty years, retiring in 1982.  He served with the U.S. Army and National Guard, receiving his discharge in 1964.  He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #89, V.F.W. Post #1925, Eagles Club #665.

Services for Wayne Schneider will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and Vicar Jimmy Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Post #89, V.F.W. Post #1925, D.A.V. #47, and Vietnam Veterans #7.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 12:30 to the service Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel.  Memorials are directed to Immanuel Legacy of Faith.


01/25/02

Prewitt - Georgia Laverne Prewitt of Seymour, IN, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour.  Born on September 16, 1929, in Columbus, IN, she was the daughter of Willis J. and Lena V. (Slinker) Philpot.  She married James F. Prewitt on January 24, 1970, in Bartholomew County, IN, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters and their husbands:  Sherry and Bill Eaglen of North Vernon, IN, Connie and Richard Bode of Shawnee, GA, Jeannie and Terry Freeman of Columbus, IN, and Bobbie and Thomas Ahlbrand of Brownstown, IN; one son and his wife, Michael and Rebecca Louster  of Brownstown, IN; one brother, and his wife, Elmo and Mary Philpot of Arkansas; one sister, Imogene Ward of Sullivan, IN; thirteen grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandson.

She worked at H.O. Canfield Factory for ten years and then for Hook's Pharmacy.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles.

There were private graveside service held for Georgia Prewitt at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27th, at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with the Reverend Mark Press officiating.  Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.


01/24/02

Modesitt - Chester Keith Modesitt of West Bloomfield, MI, formerly of Brownstown, IN, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Regent Street of West Bloomfield Health Care Center.  Born on July 8, 1907, on a farm near Rockville (Parke Co.) IN, he was the youngest son of George Walter and Bessie (Guilliams) Modesitt,   He married Lorene May of the Reddington area on June 9, 1935, and she preceded him in death.  On September 22, 1984, he married the former Henrietta Montgomery Helt, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Donald Modesitt and wife Linda of Jefferson City, MO, and Kenneth Modesitt and wife Jan of Northville, MI; one daughter, Jan, of Clarkston, MI; one step-son, Scoville Helt and wife Dorothy of Seymour, IN; one step-daughter, Ramona Kleber of Scipio, IN; three grandsons, one granddaughter, four step-grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Bradfield; two brothers, Ralph and Emmett Modesitt; two sisters-in-law, Leota May and Gladys May; and one brother-in-law, Clyde May.

He was a 1931 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree.  He went into retail sales, was Manager of a Kresge store in Hannibal, MO.  He became an assistant to a buyer in the Kresge Headquarters in Detroit and was the Central Regional Advertising Manager for 125 Kresge stores in the Chicago office.  He then moved to the Kmart International office in Troy, MI, where he retires as Administrative Advertising Manager in 1972.  He worked for the Kresge-Kmart organization for 42 years.  A resident of Seymour after his retirement, he was active in religious and community affairs.  He was a member of the Reddington Christian Church, where he served as a teacher, deacon, elder, and choir member.  He served on the steering committee for the Hoosier Christian Village Nursing Home in Brownstown, which was built in 1975.  He was the founder and first President of Seymour Senior Citizens INc. a former Seymour Community Chorus member, and a member of the Friends of the Seymour Library.

Services for Chester Modesitt will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27th, at the Reddington Christian Church with the Revs. Bill Weaver and Scott Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Reddington Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel and from 1 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the church.  Memorials may be given to the Hoosier Christian Village, Reddington Cemetery Fund, Reddington Christian Church Building Fund, or to Karmamus Hospice.


01/07/02

Booker - Benny E. Booker of Seymour, IN, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at Heritage House of Seymour.  Born on January 7, 1927, in Edinburgh, IN, he was the son of Everett Glen and Tillie Kathryn (Barnes) Booker.

Surviving are one son, Fred Booker of Columbus, IN; three daughters:  Patricia Booker of Seymour, IN, Wanda Blair of Columbus, IN, and Joan Young of North Vernon, IN; one brother, Charles W. Booker of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters:  Catherine Booker, Carolyn Jo Kelly, both of Los Angeles, CA, and Ladonna Armstrong of Columbus, IN; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers.

He was employed at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center for twenty-six years, retiring in 1989, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and V.F.W. Post #1925.

There will be graveside services for Benny Booker at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 14th, at Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. Gregory Bonds officiating.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #89, F.F.W. Post #1925, D.A.V. #47, and Vietnam Veterans #7, all of Seymour.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel.  Memorials may be directed to Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Waldkoetter - Wilma M. Sager Waldkoetter of Seymour, IN, died Monday, January 7, 2002, at her residence.  Born on June 11, 1907, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of William J. and Margaret (Phillips) Sager.

Surviving are one son, Don H. Sager of Seymour, IN; three nephews:  Melvin Coryea, Carman Coryea, and Barry Sage; three nieces:  Barbara Longelin, Alberta Wineingeur, Helen Pickrion; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Earl J. Sager, and two sisters,, Elma Coryea and Edna Mae Sage.

She worked at Morgan Packing Company for twelve years and then at Arvin Industries for thirty-nine years, retiring in 1975.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the Central Century Club.

Services for Wilma Waldkoetter will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 11th, at St. Paul Church of Christ in Seymour with the Rev. David Moss officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel in Seymour and from 1:30 p.m. until the service time Friday at the church.  Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Church of Christ, Hospice of Jennings County, or the American Cancer Society.


01/05/02

Biggs - Mildred C. Biggs of New Albany, IN, formerly of Seymour, IN, died Saturday January 5, 2002, at Autumn Woods Health Care Center in New Albany, IN.  Born on October 19, 1912, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of George S. and Mabel (Goen) Crowe.  She married Wilbur F. Biggs, and he died March 11, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Carlene Price and husband Larry of Louisville, KY; two sons, James S. Biggs and wife Becky of New Albany, IN, and Alan Biggs and wife Donna of Mason, MI; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Raymond Crowe.

She had worked for Indiana Gas & Water for eleven years and then was a bookkeeper for Sears for eleven years until she retired in 1977.  A member of the First United Methodist Church in Seymour, she formerly attended Rockford United Methodist Church in Seymour, and was A 1930 graduate of Shields High School in Seymour, she was a member of Eastern Star and Eastern Star Club.

Services for Mildred Biggs will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel, with the Rev. Neal Partain and Kenny Warbritton officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery Seymour.  Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund or Rockford United Methodist Church.

Disney - Mattie P. Disney of Seymour, IN, died Saturday, January 5, 2002, at her residence.  Born on January 15, 1924, in Metcalf County, KY, she was the daughter of Joe and Pearl (Pennington) Garland.  She married James E. Disney on September 19, 1981, in Seymour, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Thelma Louise Spray of Brownstown, IN, and Donna Kay Hawkins and husband William of Columbus, IN; four sons:  Donald E. Spray and wife Ruth Ann of Brownstown, IN, Richard Spray of Seymour, IN, Gerald R. Spray of Freetown, IN, and Jerry Spray and wife Rosemary of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Mary Greathouse of Spraytown, IN; one brother, Jack Garland of Xenia, OH; eight grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by six brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Services for Mattie Disney will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 10th, at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour with the Rev. Andrew Currao and Paul Schleuter officiating.  Burial will be in Spraytown Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel Seymour.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or donors choice.


01/02/02

Siefker - Elda C.E. Siefker of Seymour, IN, died Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.  Born on January 28, 1913, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Heman) Benter.  She married Henry L. Siefker on May 1, 1938 in Sauer's Community, and he died February 3, 1980.

Surviving are two sons, R. David Siefker and wife Dorothy of Detroit, MI, and Michael Siefker and wife Deborah of Seymour, IN; two daughters, Phyllis Meredith and husband William of Clarkston, MI, and Judy Pallatin and husband John of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Delbert and Irving Benter; two sisters, Lillian Darlage and Ruby Beickman; and one infant son, Thomas Mark Siefker.

She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pine Ridge Extension Homemaker Club, and Ladies Aid #3.

Services for Elda Siefker will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Revs. Ralph Blomenberg, Phillip Block, and Vicar Jimmy Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Burkholder Chapel in Seymour.  Memorials may be made to Lutheran Community Home, Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. John's Lutheran Church Sauer's.


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