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David I. Cowan

June 1, 1951 - April 10, 2014

 

Helen L. Southwick

April 4, 1945 - April 10, 2014

 

Mary J. Headley

January 17, 1934 - April 9, 2014

 

Harley A. Sides

June 4, 1929 - March 1, 2014

 

Paul H. Venzke Jr.

June 22, 1951 - March 12, 2014

 

Phyllis E. Haynes

June 20, 1925 - March 11, 2014

 

Helen L. Knipple

January 14, 1922 - March 7, 2014

 

Charles C. Witt

September 6, 1935 - March 6, 2014

 

Robert J. Bruner

November 19, 1927 - March 4, 2014

 

Mary E. Barley

May 16, 1929 - February 18, 2014

 

William Rex Pebernat

August 17, 1940 – January 28, 2014

 

Patricia Jane Shroyer

October 10, 1921 – January 28, 2014

 

Leona A. Atkinson

July 2, 1924 – January 25, 2014

 

Rod R. E. Cameron

January 18, 2014

 

Patsy J. White

April 28, 1938 – January 1, 2014

 

Bernice A. Boxell

September 18, 1912 - December 31, 2013

 

Roberta K. "Bertie" Runningen

October 7, 1919 – December 25, 2013

 

Donald R. Johanning

November 17, 1936 – December 24, 2013

 

Donald Bruce Elliott

November 3, 1929 - December 15, 2013

 

Lois May Elliott

October 23, 1927 - December 18, 2013

 

Shirley Lee Conrad

July 11, 1935 - December 22, 2013

 

Helen M. Hensley

March 14, 1925 – December 16, 2013

 

Chester A. O' Tool

 

 

Charles Edwin Allen, Jr.

February 26, 1958 - December 5, 2013

 

 

 

David I. Cowan

Thursday April 10, 2014

 




David I. Cowan

  David was born in Marion on June 1, 1951 to the late Samuel and Barbara A. (Bellamy) Cowan.

He passed away in the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee on on April 10, 2014 surrounded by his family.

He was a 1969 graduate of Marion High School. David served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal W/V, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Mast. After his discharge from the USMC he enlisted in the United States Army and retired in 1994 after 14 years of service. For many years David was a long haul truck driver and traveled extensively. In his free time he loved riding his Harley Davidson and enjoyed miles of riding. David also enjoyed “real” country music and was a talented guitar player. He attended Whites Chapel Church, Alvaton, Kentucky.

On July 31, 1980 David married Linda S. Everling. Mrs. Cowan survives in their Bowling Green, Kentucky home.

He is also survived by his daughter, Casey L. (Jason) Franks, Bowling Green, Kentucky;
1 sister- Karen K. (Fred) Bartz, Marion;
2 grandchildren- Mackenzie Franks and Madison Franks


The Cowan family will receive friends and extended family from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion.

Funeral (Date, Time, Place, Officiant): 11:30am, Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Charles McCollum officiating.

David will be buried at 1pm on Wednesday in Marion National Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial Contributions: In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Grant County Humane Society, 505 S. Miller Ave. Marion, Indiana 46953 
 
     


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Helen L. Southwick

Thursday April 10, 2014

 




Helen L. Southwick

  Mrs. Southwick was born in Accoville, West Virgina on April 4, 1945 to the late Hartley and Faye (Staton) Wooten.

She passed away at 11:15am on April 10, 2014 in her Jonesboro home.

Helen married David L. Southwick on March 25, 1967. Mr. Southwick survives. In 1970 they moved from Lorain, Ohio to their home in Jonesboro. Mrs. Southwick retired in 2005 from Mississinewa Community School Corporation. She was a very active member of Water Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is also survived by
2 children- Tammy S. (Tony) Miller, Marion; David B. Southwick, Indianapolis;
2 brothers- David C. (Cathy) Wooten, Louisville, Kentucky; Hartley (Lucy) Wooten, Jr., Lorain, Ohio;
1 sister- Delores Wooten, Mount Vernon, Ohio;
10 Grandchildren;
4 Great-grandchildren


Mrs. Southwick is also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Virgil Wooten and Austin Wooten 

Funeral services will take place on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1pmm in Water Street Baptist Church, Jonesboro with Revs. Russell Roe and Joe Schaffer officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City was entrusted with the arrangements.
Cemetery: Mrs. Southwick will be buried in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City. 
 
     


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Mary J. Headley

Wednesday April 9, 2014

 




Mary J. Headley

  Mrs. Headley was born in Fairmount on January 17, 1934 to the late Edward and Rosie (Levi) Shanks.

She passed away on on April 9, 2014 in her Marion home.

Mary married Lonnie E. Headley on April 21, 1951. Mr. Headley, Sr. preceded her in death on May 14, 2003. Mrs. Headley was a homemaker. In her free time she enjoyed bowling, camping stockcar racing and she was an avid Indiana Pacers fan. She will be remembered by her great love of life.

Mrs. Headly is survived by
3 children- Elza L. (Linda) Headley, Jonesboro; Lonnie E. (Linda) Headley, Jr. and Cathy D. Headley, both of Marion;
1 sister- Shirley Stevens, Marion;
11 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren;
4 great-great grandchildren


She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence, Rusell, Dale “Lester”, Gale “Chester”, Lawrence “Bud”, Charles and Ronald Shanks; sisters, Evelyn Dixon, Garnett Farmer and Pauline Blake  

The Headley family will receive friends and extended family from 10am-until services on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City.

Funeral (Date, Time, Place, Officiant): Noon, Tuesday in the funeral home with Rev. Clarence Hand officiating.

Mrs. Headley will be buried in Estates of Serenity, Marion.
 
     


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Dennis A. Blocher

Saturday March 29, 2014

 




Dennis A. Blocher

  Dennis was born in Goshen on February 18, 1945 to the late Howard V. and Opal (Anglemyer) Blocher.

He passed away on on March 29, 2014 in Marion.

Dennis was a 1963 graduate of Concord High School, Elkhart and in 1968 he graduated from Taylor University. On January 23, 1965 he married Janette Doty. Mrs. Blocher survives in their Marion home.

Hard work and dedication to his entrepreneurial spirit led Dennis to purchase Associated Supply in 1973. In the late 70's he purchased Dynamite Building Maintenance and both businesses continued to grow and thrive under his leadership. He was devoted to his work and customers and loyal to the community that supported he and his family for over 40 years.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janette (Doty) Blocher, Marion;
3 children- Matthew D. (Anna Willis) Blocher, Marnie L. (Richard L.) Francis and Heather R. (Ross A.) Working, all of Marion;
2 grandchildren-Abby R. (David) Francis, Gas City; Sadie E. Working, Marion;
1 great-granddaughter- Hallie Rose Francis;
Dutiful and caring sister-in-law-Marcy Hoogenboom, Elkhart.
Mother-in-law, Lois M. Doty, Elkhart


He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Blocher.

The Blocher family will receive friends and extended family from 5pm-8pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion.

It was Dennis' wish to be cremated and therefore there will be no funeral.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Marion Grant County Humane Society, 505 South Miller Avenue, Marion, 46953. 
 
     


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Harley A. Sides

Saturday March 1, 2014

 




Harley A. Sides.

  Mr. Sides was born in Arcanum, Ohio on June 4, 1929 to the late Owen and Susie (Miller) Sides.

He passed away in Marion, Indiana on March 1, 2014

He is survived by:

Joe (Essie) Sides, Anderson, IN (brother)
Walter Sides, Pendleton, IN (brother)
Ethel Jamison, Pendleton, IN (sister)
Eunice (Lester) Filbrun, Anderson, IN (sister)
Lester Metzger, Lapel, IN (
brother-in-law)
 Ina Sides,Pearland, TX (
sister-in-law)

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00am at the Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Indiana, with Military Honors.

There will be no public visitation
 
     


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Paul H. Venzke Jr.

Wednesday March 12, 2014

 




Paul H. Venzke Jr.

  Mr. Venzke was born in Toledo Ohio to his parents Paul Venzke Sr., who preceeds him in death, and Berth (Hosmomer), she survives, in Illinois.

Mr. Venzke served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1973 and the National Guard until 1983. He worked as a welder for over 40 years.

He enjoyed computer games and fishing. He lived for his family and friends.

A memorial service with military honors will be held for Paul Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2-3 at the Protestant Chapel located at the Northern Indiana
Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1700 E. 38th St Marion, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donation be made Northern Indiana Healthcare System Voluntary Service, GPS 4414 Palliative Care Unit, 1700 E.
38th St. Marion, Indiana 46953

 
Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home,Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana, were entrusted with his arrangements.
 
     


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Phyllis E. Haynes

Tuesday March 11, 2014

 



Phyllis E. Haynes

  Mrs. Haynes was born in Converse, Indiana on June 20, 1925 to the late D. E. “Red” and Velma (Gordon) Warnock.

She passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, surrounded by her family in Miller's Merry Manor, Marion, Indiana.

Phyllis was a graduate of Converse High School, Class of 1944. She married Robert “Biggie” Haynes on March 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1992. Phyllis was an active member of Converse Church of Christ and the Pre-school. She had worked as a receptionist for Dr. Malott. Phyllis was an avid I.U. Basketball fan and enjoyed making noodles and angel food cakes. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren and family were the joy of her life.

She is survived by:
Son: Joe (Sharon) Haynes, Melbourne, KY
Daughter: Debbie (Sam) Lake, Converse, IN
Daughter: Cindy (Richard) Hiple, Swayzee, IN
7 grandchildren
13 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
2 Brothers: C Gayle Warnock and William Warnock
Sister: Jeannie Prickett

SERVICE INFO:
Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10:00 am in the Converse Church of Christ, 301 East Wasbash Street, Converse, Indiana with Pastor John Clark officiating.

VISITATION INFO:
Friday, March 14, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm at the Converse Church of Christ.

Burial will be in Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana

MEMORIALS: May be made to the Converse Church of Christ Backpack Program, Rainbow Christian Camp or the Samartian Room.
 
     


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Helen L. Knipple

Friday March 7, 2014

 



Helen L. Knipple

  Mrs. Knipple was born on January 14, 1922 in Logansport, Indiana to the late Ozene and Mary Stella (Yaggi) Maxwell.

She passed away Friday March 7, 2014 at Marion General Hospital.

Helen graduate from St. Paul Catholic School. She married Robert G. Knipple on October 28, 1961 and he preceded her in
death on April 23, 2008. Helen was a legal sectertary for the law offices of L. Hewitt Carpenter. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She loved reading mysteries and was an avid Euchre player.
She enjoyed spending time with her family.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Maria (Brian) Johnson, Marion
1 grand daughter: Sarah (Roy) McCool
5 grandchildren: Isabella, Brian, Gage, Robert and Matthew
Her pet: Sassy

Preceded in death by:
2 sisters: Roberta K. Runningen and Mary Margaret Bolman.

SERVICE INFO:
Tuesday, March 11,2014 at 10:30am in St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, with Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating.

VISITATION INFO:
Monday, March 20, 2014 from 4 to 7pm in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.
The Rosary service will be recited at 7 pm

Burial will be in the Grant Memorial Park Cemetery

MEMORIALS: May be given to St. Paul Catholic School..
 
     


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Charles C. Witt

Thursday March 6, 2014

 



Charles C. Witt

  Mr. Witt was born on September 6, 1935 in Keosauqua, Iowa to the late Clarnece and Annabelle (Miller) Witt.

He passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 at Marion General Hospital.

Charles was a Senior Master Sargent with the U. S. Air Force retiring in 1975. He then worked at the V.A. Northern Indiana Healthcare System until 1995. He married Ethel Katherine “Katie” LeMaster on February 16, 1973. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed
yardwork, gardening, playing cards and shooting pool.
Charles was a member AmVets, Post 5; American Legion, Post 10 and a former member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges.

He is survived by:
Wife: Ethel Katherine “Katie” Witt
Daughters: Tami (Mark) Spange, Spokane, Washington
Suzanne (Jerry) Carter, Marion, IN
Laurel Witt, San Diego, CA
Leann Lockhart, Carey, IL
Tennille (Jason) Hurlock, Marion, IN
Sons: Joseph (Jane) Kennedy, Angola, IN
Andrew Kennedy, Warsaw, IN
12 grandchildren: Renee Carter, Nicole Carter, Amber Hanib
Paul Hansen; Joshua Kennedy; Tyler Kennedy; Connor Kennedy; Jenna Kennedy; Mandy Kennedy. Chris Kennedy; Katelyn Lockhart; Ireland Lockhart
5 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by:
Brother and sister-in-law: Ewell and Sharon Riddle

SERVICE INFO:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1pm in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana

VISITATION INFO:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 11am until time of service in the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Marion National Cemetery with military honors at 2pm..

Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home,Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana, were entrusted with his arrangements.
 
     


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Robert J. Bruner

Tuesday March 4, 2014

 



Robert J. Bruner

  Mr. Bruner was born in Logansport, Indiana on November 19, 1927 to the late Robert U. and Helen M. (Bauman) Bruner.

He passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in his Converse home.

Robert graduated from Logansport High School and served in the U. S. Army. He married Geraldean Kilmer on July 8, 1948 and would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in July of this year.

He was a journeyman pattern maker with General Motors retiring in 1987.

Early on he played softball, basketball and football. Later he was an avid bowler and golfer.

He was a loving, caring man who always put his family 1st. He enjoyed life and found humor in everything. He was always happy and known for his smile.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Gerladean
Son: Robin Lee Bruner, Fishers, Indiana
Daughters: Beth (Eric) Juliot, Sharpsville, Indiana
Kathy (Daughlas) shildmier, Greenfield, Indiana
2 Sisters: vida Lee Keller, Logansport, Indiana
Darla M. Muehlhausen, Logansport, Indiana

6 Grandchildren: Madison Bruner
Sarah Schildmier-Bloom (Chris Bloom)
Jenna Schildmier (Michael 0'Connor)
Evan Schildmier
Nicholas Juliot
Zachary Juliot

SERVICE DATE AND TIME: Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11:30 am in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana.

VISITATION LOCATION AND ADDRESS: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm and one hour prior to services on Saturday in the funeral home.

CEMETERY: Burial will be in Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana

Memorials may be made to Family LifeCare, 169 West Main Street, Berne, IN 46711
 
     


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Mary E. Barley

Tuesday February 18, 2014

 


Mary E. Barley

  Mary was born in Rochester, Minnesota on May 16, 1929. She was one of three children born to the late Allen and Abigail (Allard) Briggs.

She passed away on February 18, 2014 in Wesleyan Health Care, Marion.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Byron High School, Byron, Minnesota and attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. On May 7, 1949 she married Theodore W. “Bill” Barley. Mr. Barley survives. Mrs. Barley was employed in the records department for the Marion Police Department, Butler Music Company, RCA and in human resources for Marion General Hospital until her 1992 retirement. She was co-proprietor for Hearland Bus Tours and enjoyed traveling all over the U. S. and Canada. Mrs. Barley was a lover of music and the arts and was the former director of the Christmas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore W. “Bill” Barley, Sr.;
5 children-Theordore W. “Bill” (Debbie) Barley, Jr., Denver, Colorado; Thomas A. Barley, North Vernon, Indiana; Michael W. Barley, Noblesville, Indiana; Sally (Mark Hoffman) Barley, Odessa, Florida; Robert L. (Laura) Barley, Three Rivers, Michigan;
1 brother-Robert (Margie) Briggs, Woodbury, Minnesota;
8 Grandchildren

Mrs. Barley is also preceded in death by her sister, Virgina Null Knight

A celebration of life service will take place next month on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:30am in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana with Chaplain Don Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to New Hope Hospice, 1385 North Baldwin, Marion, Indiana.

 
     


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William Rex Pebernat

August 17, 1940 – January 28, 2014

 

William Rex Pebernat

 

Rex was born in Anderson on August 17, 1940 to the late William T. Pebernat and J. Lorene (Graddy) Beeman.

He passed away on January 28, 2014 in his Marion home.

Rex was a truck driver for J-Trans and retired in 2013. In his free time he enjoyed reading, puttering in his shed and entertained everyone with his great sense of humor. He married Vicki L. Kyser on Ocotober 10, 1993 and she survives.

Rex is also survived by:
5 children- Terri (Hank) Gunner, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Kim (John) Cochran, Huntertown, Indiana; Marc (Rhonda) Pebernat, Coldwater, Michigan; Jessica (Brian) Scott, Spencerville, Indiana; William R. G. Pebernat, Marion;
4 Step-children- Johnny (Misty) Sines, North Adams, Michigan; Andrew N. (Heather) Sines, Jonesville, Michigan; Heather L. (Darren) Brown and Rebecca L. Brown, both of Hillsdale, Michigan;
Sister- Mary Ann (David) Shetterly, Anderson, Indiana
20 Grandchildren;
Several Great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by: He was preceded in death by
Parents- William T. Pebernat and J. Lorene (Graddy) Beeman;
Half brother- Jess Beeman

Visitation:
1pm until services Friday, February 7, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion.
Funeral (Date, Time, Place, Officiant): The Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Friday, February 7, 2014 in the funeral home.

 
     

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Patricia J. Shroyer

October 10, 1921 – January 28, 2014

 

Patricia J. Shroyer

 

Mrs. Shroyer was born in Madison County, Indiana on October 10, 1921 to the late John H. and Agnes (Cartwright) Fuller.

She passed away January 28, 2013 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, Indiana.

She graduated from Swayzee High School in 1939. She married Verne A. Shroyer on August 3, 1943 and he preceded her in death on November 21, 1986. She was a member of Pt. Isabel United Methodist Church and loved gardening and flowers. She enjoyed her family.

She is survived by 3 children: Linda (John) Riggs, Swayzee
Stan (Marilyn) Shroyer, Baytown, TX
Sid (Judy) Shroyer, South Bend, Indianapolis

2 Brothers: John (Kathy) Fuller, Albany, KY
Frank (Glenda) Fuller, Swayee, IN

6 Sisters: Joan (Ferrill) Wittkamper, Elwood, IN
Islette Carwile, Arlington, TX
Mary Shroyer, Hartford City, IN
Sue (Jack) Zorn, Elkhart, IN
Nancy (Marshall) Flores, Bunker Hill, IN
Janet Weaver, Marion, Indiana

7 grandchildren: Arrick Riggs, Indianapolis
Kara (Brian) Berens, Swayzee
Kristin (Brent) Pesz, Houston, TX
Caitlyn Shroyer, San Marcos, TX
Sam Shroyer, College Station, TX
Matt Shroyer, Brooklyn, NY
Lily Shroyer, Brooklyn, NY

2 great-grandchildren: jace Riggs, Indianapolis
Audra Berens, Swayzee

Preceded in death by: Brother: James Fuller

SERVICE DATE AND TIME: Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 1:00 pm in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana.

VISITATION LOCATION AND ADDRESS: Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the funeral home.
CEMETERY: Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, Indiana
Memorials: The family prefers memorials to be made to the donor's choice.
 

 
     

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Leona A. Atkinson

July 2, 1924 – January 1, 2014

 

Leona A. Atkinson

 

(Marion) Leona was born in Grant County on July 2, 1924 to the late George W. and Emma H. (Dailey) Lowe.

She passed away on January 25, 2014 in her Marion home.

On May 10, 1938. Leona married Paul L. Hillsamer. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1963. On September 18, 1965 she married M. Wayne Atkinson. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1985. Mrs. Atkinson worked had various occupations over her life time. She was the co-owner of the News Herald, manager of the Francis Marion Hotel, Grant County Recorder from 1966-1970, deputy clerk for the City of Marion, deputy registrar for Grant County Voter's Registration and later co-owned several service stations with her husband, Wayne Atkinson. She was a charter member of the Grant County Happy Homemakers, the Pocahontas Lodge, Grant County Democrat Women's Club, Optimrs Club and a member of Gethsemene Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Atkinson enjoyed sewing reading, knitting and traveling. She will be remembered by all that knew and loved her as a wonderful mother and step-mother. She was good at everything she endevored and was a kind, generous and loving person.

She is survived by
5 children- Retta M. Jones and Frances Rozetta “Rosie” Woodcock, both of Marion; Paul D. (Teresa) Hillsamer, Converse; Margaret A. (Bill) Gibson, Fairmount; Connie D. (Richard) Hernandez, California;
daughter-in-law- Rose Hillsamer;
1 brother- Arnold Lowe, Chattanooga, Tennessee;
20 Grandchildren; Mary Guy, Michael McCuan, Lisa Rutledge, Nancy Calmer, Cathy Riddle, Jeffrey Hillsamer, Rozanne Bilbee, Brian Woodcock, Suzanne Henry, Marjorie Ingle, Michelle Hampton, Paul Rennaker, Douglas Hillsamer, Heather Mills, Samuel Hernandez, Lacie Hartley, Christopher Gibson, Benjamin Gibson, Stacy Gillespie, Pamela Simon
41 Great-grandchildren;
15 Great-great grandchildren
canine companion- Leo

Mrs. Atkinson is also preceded in death by
2 sons- Charles D. Hillsamer and John S. Hillsamer;
3 brothers- Edwin Lowe, Lemuel Lowe and Harold Lowe;
2 grandchildren; Dustin Hartley and Robert Hillsamer

The funeral will be held at 11am on Friday, January 31, 2014 in Gethsemene Episcopal Church, 111 E. 9th St., Marion, Indiana.
Her burial will take place in Estates of Serenity Cemetery immediately following her funeral service.

Extended family and friends will be received from 4pm-8pm, Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

 
     

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Rod R. E. Cameron

January 18, 2014

 

Rod R. E. Cameron

 

Place of Death: His residence, Converse, Indiana

Arrangements are pending at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 N. Marion St. Converse, Indiana

 
     

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Patsy J. White

April 28, 1938 – January 1, 2014

 

Patsy J. White

 

(Gas City) Seventy-five year old Patsy J. White died on January 1, 2 014 in her Gas City home. Patsy was born in Marion on April 28, 1938 to the late Milton and Dorothy (Enyeart) Lakin.

Patsy Lakin married Paul A. White, Jr. on December 25, 1956 and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Easter Star and a Past Worthy Matron. In her free time she collected Coca-Cola memorabilia, she enjoyed sewing and emboidery, printing pictures, and watching the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers play. Most of all, Patsy loved being with her family and taking care of all of them. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

Patsy J. White is survived by her husband: Paul A. White, Jr., Gas City; children: Robin J. (Michael) Kramer, Gas City; Andrew E. (Christina) White, Marion; Jeffrey D. (Angel) White, Peru; step-daughter: Carol Slagle, Gas City; sister: Stella (Gary) Pheanis, Eldorado, Ohio; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Lakin and grandson Shane Michael White.

Visitation for Patsy J. White will take place from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday January 5, 2014 in
Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City. Eastern Star will hold a memorial service for Mrs. White at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral service for Patsy J. White will take place at 1 pm on Monday January 6, 2014 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel at 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana with Chaplain Henry Favorite officiating.

Patsy J. White will be buried in Park Cemetery, Fairmount immediately following the funeral.

 
     

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Bernice A. Boxell

September 18, 1912 - December 31, 2013

 

(Marion) One hundred and one year old Bernice A. Boxell died on December 31, 2013 in Miller's Merry Manor in Marion, Indiana. Mrs. Boxell was born in Miami County, Indiana on September 18, 1912. She was one of four children born to the late George and Grace (Hedrick) Worl.

Bernice Worl was a 1929 graduate of Onward High School, Onward, Indiana. During her working years she was employed by Delta Electric and later worked for RCA until her retirement in 1974. In 1936 she married Howard Alberts and together they had 3 daughters. He preceded her in death in 1958. In 1981 she married Quintin Boxell and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Mrs. Boxell loved to socialize and enjoyed being involved in many activities including dancing, playing euchre, scrabble or a game of charrades. Bernice had an infectious sense of humor and loved laughing and having fun. At the age of 90 she went on her first cruise with her whole family and won a dancing competition which was always a great story she told.

Bernice A. Boxell is survived by daughters: Cindy (Bill) Lucas, Marion; Lynne (Jim) Goodman, Indianapolis; Melody (Mac) Schmidt, Merrietta, Georgia; step-daughters and their families: Donna (Larry) Breedlove and Beverly (Sam) Snap, both of Marion; grandchildren: Rene Greene, Amy Hellyer, Julie (Tim) McLoughlin, Anne Goodman, Megan Stoneking and Patrick Schmidt; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Boxell was preceded in death by her parents: George and Grace (Hedrick) Worl; husbands Howard Alberts and Quintin Boxell; brother: Vance Worl; sisters: Cleo Guyer and Lou Anna Whistler; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Bernice A. Boxell will take place from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday January 4, 2014 at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel at 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

The funeral service for Bernice A. Boxwell will take place at 12 noon on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions in honor of Bernice A. Boxell to First Christian Church, 401 East North “D” Street Gas City, Indiana 46933 or Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.

 

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Roberta K. "Bertie" Runningen

October 7, 1919 – December 25, 2013

 

Roberta K. "Bertie" Runningen

 

(Marion) Ninety-four year old Roberta K. “Bertie” Runningen of Marion passed away on December 25, 2013 in Marion General Hospital. Mrs. Runningen was born in Logansport, Indiana on October 7, 1919 to the late Ozene and Stella (Yaggi) Maxwell.

Roberta Maxwell was a graduate of St. Paul High School. On May 16, 1959 she married Edward T. Runningen. Mr. Runningen survives in their Marion home. During her working years, Bertie was a secretary for the Marion National Bank Trust Department and the secretary to the late attorney Dennis Panarisi until her retirement in 1987.

In her free time, she enjoyed reading mysteries and, until recently, she loved playing cards in a euchre club that was established years ago with her high school friends. For 25 years, Bertie volunteered with the Knights of Columbus VA Wheelchair Escort Service. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. Mrs. Runningen was a devoted wife and mother and she will be greatly missed.

Bertie Runningen is survived by: her husband Edward, Marion; sons: Mark J. (Sylvia) Runningen, Noblesville, Indiana; Matthew T. Runningen, Candler, North Carolina; grandchildren: Samuel B. Runningen, Gwendolyn A. Runningen, Maxwell V. Runningen and Stella M. Runningen; sister: Helen L. Knipple, Marion.

Mrs. Runningen was preceded in death by: her parents Ozene and Stella (Yaggi) Maxwell; and a sister: Mary Margaret Bolman.

Visitation for Roberta K. “Bertie” Runningen will take place from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday December 29, 2013 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion. A rosary service will be held at 6pm.

The funeral mass for Roberta K. “Bertie” Runningen will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, December 30, 2013 in St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, Marion with Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating.

Mrs. Runningen will be buried in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the funeral mass.

The Runningen family requests that preferred memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Catholic School, 1009 Kem Road, Marion, Indiana 46952.

 
 

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Donald R. Johanning

November 17, 1936 – December 24, 2013

 

Donald R. Johanning

 

(Gas City) Seventy-seven year old Donald R. Johanning passed away on December 24, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones in his Gas City home. Mr. Johanning was born in Remsen, Iowa on November 17, 1936. He was one of three sons born to the late Frank and Josephine (Johannis) Johanning.

Donald was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Council High School, Willmont, Minnesota. On March 9, 1956 he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on December 20, 1957. He met and later married Kathryn A. Halbur on July 7, 1962. Mrs. Johanning survives in their Gas City home. Together, they moved to Grant County and started Fleet Supply (Big R Stores) Company with his brother, aunt and uncle. In 2000, Mr. Johanning retired and was able to travel extensively throughout Puerto Vallarta, Mexico-his favorite place for 25 years. In addition to traveling he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and volunteering his carpentry talents with Habitat for Humanity. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Gas City and the American Legion Post #368.

Donald R. Johanning is survived by his wife Kathryn; children: Lisa M. (Floyd) Hines, Mt. Vernon, Indiana; Dean F. (Toni) Johanning, Gas City; Sandra K. (Steve) Hansford, Frankfort, Indiana; Julie L. (Danny) Combs, Marion; brothers: Richard (Pat) Johanning, Eagan, Minnesota; Leslie (Bertie) Johanning, Kokomo; grandchildren: Tyler Johanning, Nicholas Combs, Alex Combs and Andrew Combs, all of Marion; Andrew Hines, Evansville, Indiana; Kelsey Johanning and Brandon Johanning, both of Gas City; Nathan Hines, Mt. Vernon, Indiana; Josh Preston, Frankfort, Indiana.

The Johanning family will receive friends and extended family from 4 to 8 pm on Monday December 30, 2013 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana. The rosary will be prayed at 7 pm that evening.

The funeral mass for Donald R. Johanning will be celebrated in Holy Family Catholic Church, 325 E. N. A Street, Gas City at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 with Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating.

Mr. Johanning will be buried with full military honors in Marion National Cemetery, Marion, Indiana.

A special thank you to Dr. Bendaly, the caring staff of Family Life Care Hospice and Howard Community Oncology Center. Throughout Mr. Johanning's treatment he received kind, compassionate care and established wonderful relationships with those that helped he and his family throughout his illness. In the spirit of gratitude please make preferred memorial contributions to Family Life Care Hospice, 265 W. Water St, Berne, Indiana 46711 and/or Howard Community Oncology Center, 3500 S. Lafountain St., Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Masses are in care of Holy Family Catholic Church.

 
 

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Shirley Lee Conrad

July 11, 1935 - December 22, 2013

 

Shirley Lee Conrad

 

  (Marion) Seventy-eight year old Shirley Lee Conrad died in her Marion home on December 22, 2013.Shirley was born in Marion on July 11, 1935. She was the only daughter of her parents, the late Edwin and Elsie (Knox) Cartwright.

Shirley Lee Cartwright was a 1953 graduate of Van Buren High School. On July 11, 1954 she married John W. Conrad. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1995. During her working years, Shirley was a secretary for the Mental Health Association, Marion Community Schools and later Indiana Employment Services from where she retired in 1996. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting and was quite the accomplished jewelry maker. Shirley also enjoyed writing and in the 1960's she wrote a public interest column for the Chronicle-Tribune. Throughout her life she had many pets and loved all animals.

Shirley Lee Conrad is survived by her children: Terry Lynn Backs and William (Leslie) Conrad, both of Marion; grandchildren: Kimberly Backs, Tampa Florida; Brian Backs, Marion.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Elsie (Knox) Cartwright; and her husband John W. Conrad.

A celebration of life committal service for Shirley Lee Conrad will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th Street, Marion, Indiana. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 
 

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Donald Bruce Elliott

November 3, 1929 - December 15, 2013

 

Don and Lois Elliott

 

(Marion) Eighty-four year old Donald Bruce Elliott passed away unexpectedly on Sunday December 15, 2013 in his Marion home.

Don was born on November, 3rd, 1929 in Safford, Arizona. He graduated from Riverside High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1948 and attended the University of Wisconsin. On August 12, 1951 Don married the former Lois May Lytle in Marion.

Don worked as a life insurance agent for many years before working for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as a Development Officer, from which he retired in 1992. He was also a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual and held the CLU and LUTCF designations. Don was very active in his community including College Wesleyan Church, Kiwanis, and Christian Businessmen’s Committee. He was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed camping trips, Airstream rallies, but his favorite pastime was sharing his faith in Christ with others. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Don was joined in heaven with the love of his life, Lois, on December 18th 2013.

Donald B. Elliott is survived by his three sons: Pete Elliott and his wife Carol of Seattle, Washington, Paul Elliott and his wife Jackie of Winona Lake, Indiana, and Scott Elliott and his wife Tammy of Greenville, North Carolina; seven grandchildren: Evan, Caleb, Audra, Jeremiah, Mikeala, Zachary, and Noah; and his sister: Judy Zimmermann and husband Dennis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Effie, and his brother George. 

The family will hold a joint visitation for Don & Lois Elliott from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 20th in the Chapel at College Wesleyan Church, 200 E. 38th St. Marion, Indiana 46953.

A memorial service for Don and Lois Elliott will be held on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 11:00 am at College Wesleyan Church.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials in honor of Donald B. Elliott may be made to the American Bible Society.

Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel was entrusted with memorial arrangements for Donald B. Elliott.

 
 

 

 

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Lois May Elliott

October 23, 1927 - December 18, 2013

 

Don and Lois Elliott

 

(Indianapolis) Eighty-six year old Lois May Elliott of Marion passed away on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Mrs. Elliott passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Lois was born October, 23rd, 1927 in Marion, Indiana. She   graduated from Marion  High School, William Woods College,  and Milwaukee-Downers College. On August 12, 1951 she  married Donald Bruce Elliott in Marion. Lois worked as an   Occupational Therapist at the  Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center and retired in 1989.  Lois was active in her church, was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed  camping, reading, cooking, Airstream rallies, and taking care of her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and grand-children.   

Lois is survived by her three sons: Pete Elliott and his wife Carol of Seattle, Washington, Paul Elliott and his wife Jackie of Winona Lake, Indiana, and Scott Elliott and his wife Tammy of Greenville, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Evan, Caleb, Audra, Jeremiah, Mikeala,  Zachary, Noah and niece Priscialla Walgram.

Mrs. Elliot was preceded in death by her husband Don; her parents, Paul and Ruby Lytle; and her brother Bob Lytle. Lois joined her husband, Don, in heaven three days after his departure.    

The family will hold a joint visitation for Don & Lois Elliott from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 20th in the Chapel at College Wesleyan Church, 200 E. 38th St. Marion, Indiana.

A memorial service for Don and Lois Elliott will be held on Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 11:00 am at College Wesleyan Church.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials for Lois May Elliott may be made to the American Bible Society. 

Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel was entrusted with memorial arrangements for Lois May Elliott.

 

 
 

 

 

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Helen M. Hensley

March 14, 1925 – December 16, 2013

 

Helen M. Hensley

 

(Upland) Eighty-eight year old Helen M. Hensley of Gas City passed away on December 16, 2013 in University Nursing Care, Upland, Indiana. Mrs. Hensley was born in Charleston, Illinois on March 14, 1925 to the late Andrew T. and Genola (Brown) Ledbetter.

Mrs. Hensley worked during World War Two as Rosie the Riveter, helping out with the war effort. On March 30, 1946 she married Andrew T. Hensely and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2011. Helen worked at Topliff's Five and Dime Store and as a cook at the Moose Lodge. She loved to play Bingo and Dice and enjoyed traveling on the bus to Casinos. Mrs. Hensley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gas City.

Helen M. Hensley is survived by her sons: Thomas A. (Mary) Hensley, Marion and Danny (Tammy) Hensley, Fairmount; daughter: Janis (Larry) Camden, Jonesboro; sister: Wanda Miller, Frankfort; sister-in-law: Freda Beavers, Frankfort; thirteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by her brother: Ralph Bevers; brother-in-law: Bill Miller; and son Mike Hensley.

Visitation for Helen M. Hensley will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday December 20, 2013 at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana.

The funeral service for Helen M. Hensley will take place at 2 pm on Friday December 20, 2013 at 2 pm at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana with Pastor Terry Bishir officiating.

 
 

 

 

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  Chester A. O' Tool
 

(Marion) Fifty-seven year old Chester A. O' Tool died on December 13, 2013 in Marion, Indiana.

Friends will father for a gravesite service for Mr. O' Tool at 10:30 am on Thursday December 19, 2013 at Estates of Serenity Cemetery in Marion. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, at 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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Charles Edwin Allen, Jr.

February 26, 1958 - December 5, 2013

 

Charles Edwin Allen, Jr.

 

(Miami County, Indiana) Fifty-five year old Charles Edwin Allen, Jr. died on December 5, 2013 in Miami County, Indiana. Mr. Allen was born in Marion, Indiana on February 26, 1958 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. and Virginia J.(Sproul) Allen, Sr.

Mr. Allen was married to Carmen (Steller) Allen. Carmen preceded Charles in death on November 20, 2009. Charles loved hunting, fishing and working on cars and loved his four wheel drives. He worked at Ford Meter Box for many years. In recent years, Charles worked as a truck driver.

Charles Edwin Allen, Jr. is survived by his two children: Lori D. Allen (Mike Hettmansperger), Roann, Indiana; and Charles David Allen, Marion, Indiana; grand daughter Charyn R. Hettmansperger, Roann, Indiana; and his canine companion Lucy.

Visitation for Charles Edwin Allen Jr. will take place from 4 to 5 pm on Monday December 16, 2013 at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel at 2722 South Washington Street in Marion.

The funeral service for Charles Edwin Allen, Jr. will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday December 16, 2013 at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel at 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.

 
 

 

 

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Last Updated January 4, 2014