Category Archives: Funerals

Jama K. Walters – June 16, 1956 – Aug. 6, 2018

Jama K. Walters, 62, peacefully passed away in Pierceton on August 6, 2018 while vacationing with her best friends, Julie (Greg) Ulrich and Mary Anderson.

She was born on June 16, 1956, to the late John F. and Jane W. Walters. Jama was a 1975 graduate of Marion High School and went on to begin her career in Grant County government after graduation. From 1998-2008 she served as the center township assessor, having previously worked in the office since 1975.

Jama was an active member in the Republican Women from 1975-2018 and completed terms in all offices. In 1986 she was honored as the Indiana Republican Women honoree. She served as a precinct committeewoman for 20 years and was active in and honored as the “Woman of the Year” by the ABWA. Jama belonged to the Indiana Township Assessors Association, Women of the Moose, America Legion Auxiliary and Marion General Hospital Auxiliary. Jama was very grateful and proud to say she was a 12-year cancer survivor.

In her free time Jama enjoyed visiting Matter Park nearly every day where she fed squirrels and birds. She also was a voracious reader and for the past few years discovered she had a talent for painting.

She is survived by her siblings, Lana (John) Stuber, Warren; J. David (Kayla) Walters, Marion; Jay K. (Jerry) Walters, Viera, Florida; Jan A. (Teresa) Walters, Fort Wayne; Joe H. (Aurora) Walters, Bremen; aunt, Kay Wildoner; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Jama so loved her fur babies, Suzy Q. and Sassy Su, and they survive.

In accordance with Jama’s wishes she will be cremated. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 S. Washington St., Marion, Indiana. Jama’s brother, Jan, will have a time for sharing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Grant County Humane Society, 505 S. Miller Ave., Marion, Indiana, 46953, or Cancer Services of Grant County, 305 S. Norton, Marion, Indiana, 46952.

Deborah Elaine Tarlton – July 30, 1959 – August 4, 2018

Deborah Elaine Tarlton, 59, Marion, passed away at 630pm on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was a lifelong resident of Marion.

Debbie, as she was called by all that knew her, was born on July 30, 1959 to the late Floyd E. and Shirley S. (Lovelady) Cox. Debbie married Sammy G. Tarlton on June 19, 1976. Debbie was a caregiver by nature and was always willing to take of and go out of her way for any family member or friend that was sick or in need. The greatest joy of her life was her three grandchildren.

Debbie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Sammy G. Tarlton, Marion; two sons, Sam Tarlton, Marion; Chris (Adrianne) Tarlton, Swayzee; grandchildren, Sammy Kyle Tarlton and Devyn Tarlton, both of Marion; Colin Tarlton, Swayzee; brother, Gary Cox, Marion; brother-in-law, Glen Tarlton, Marion; a host of extended family and friends.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, Roger Cox and sister-in-law, Hester Swatzell.

Visitation will be held from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. A graveside memorial will follow in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to assist with medical and funeral expenses.

Mary E. Brock – July 9, 1944 – July 29, 2018

Mary was born in Marion on July 9, 1944 to the late Ralph and Elanor (Hamblin) Yeakle. She passed away in Twin City Health Care, Gas City, Indiana, on July 29, 2018.

Mary was a graduate of Marion High School and later she was a homemaker and mother to her four children. She loved her family and cooking for them. Mary was a avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed anything outdoors including fishing. She attended Sunnycrest Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her husband of 28 years, Jerry Brock, Gas City; children, Troy (Jayne) Zabst, Gas City; Phillip (Kim) Zabst, Gas City; Jennifer (Branden) Ulerick, Peru. brother, Don (Adel) Yeakle, Jonesboro; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Zabst; son, James Zabst; brother, Merill Yeakle and sister, Helen Patton.

Visitation will held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 11am-1pm in the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion.

The funeral will begin at 1pm Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Fuqua
officiating.

Burial will immediately following in Estates of Serenity Cemetery, Marion.

Virginia Joan Haynes – May 30, 1936 – July 26, 2018

Virginia was born in Converse on May 30, 1936 to Charles and Mildred (Lyons) Haynes. She passed away on July 26, 2018 in St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Virginia was a lifetime resident of Converse and she was a 1954 graduate of Converse High School. During her working years Virginia was a medical assistant to Dr. Malott for 34 years and then worked for Dr. Goldberg. Later she worked for a short while as a substitute mail carrier. In her free time Virginia enjoyed spending time gardening and as a young woman she also enjoyed playing softball, golf, bowling and enjoyed playing Bingo and cards with her friends. In the winter months Virginia traveled south to Zephyr Hills, Florida. She was a member of Converse Church of Christ, Moose Auxiliary in Florida, and American Legion Auxiliary, Post 6 of Kokomo.

She is survived by her long time friend, Mary Jo Wickham, Converse; nieces, Debra (Sam) Lake, Converse; Cindy (Richard) Hiple, Swayzee; nephews, Joe (Sharon) Haynes, Melbourne, Kentucky; Marc (Cathy) Hacker, Andrews; Bill Hacker, Loveland, Colorado; several great nieces and nephews.

Virginia is preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Charles Haynes and sister, Norma Hacker.

Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse. Funeral services will begin at 1pm with John Clark officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Converse Church of Christ, 301 East Wabash Street, Converse, Indiana 46919.

Iris I. Elliott – September 3, 1929 – July 25, 2018

Iris, 88, was born in Marion on September 3, 1929 to the late Paul M. and Thelma (Newlin) Royal. She passed away in Wesleyan Health Care, Marion on July 25, 2018.

Iris attended Fairmount High School. She worked for Wesleyan Publishing Company and later worked for and eventually retired from Marion General Hospital. She enjoyed singing and attending Hillside Wesleyan Church. In her early years she enjoyed traveling with her husband and taking bus trips to watch the Chicago Cubs. Iris loved spending time with all of her family.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Donald (Sue) Royal, Muncie; Kay (David) Sorg, Tennessee; Carol Royal, Anderson; Marc Royal, Gas City; Deanna (Mike) Gamroth; Lesha Pastrick, Columbus, Indiana; Jo Beth (Craig) Kelley, Columbus, Indiana; sisters-in-law, Fannie Royal, Gas City, Indiana; Marilyn Royal, Columbus, Indiana.

Iris is preceded in death by her husband, Noell Elliott; brothers, Robert R. Royal; Russell D. Royal; Ronald M. Royal; sister-in-law, Mary E. Royal; nieces Linda Renea’ Davis; Christina S. Thorpe.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2019 from 12pm-2 pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at 2 pm with Chaplain Ron Forsythe officiating.

Phyllis J. Fowler – March 16, 1928 – July 17, 2018

Phyllis, 90, formally of Marion passed away on July 17, 2018 in Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Naperville, Illinois. She was born in Grant County on March 16, 1928 to the late Glenn “Dale” and Bernice G. (Bash) Nelson.

Phyllis was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School. During her working years she was a secretary for St. Regis, Marion Community Schools and for Afena Credit Union. For 30 years Phyllis was a radio talk show host for the “Strictly for Ladies” show that aired on WBAT five days a week. She also taught a charm school class at the Hostess House and was a former member of Altrusa. She married Richard Fowler on December 20, 1976. Mr. Fowler preceded her in death on October 4, 2006.

She is survived by her children, J. D. Whiteman, Richmond, Virgina; Ann M. Whiteman, Naperville, Illinois; two grandchildren, Nathan (Eva) Armstrong, Huntley, Illinois; Dale Armstrong, United States Airforce; two great-grandchildren, Kaylie Armstrong and Alexa Armstrong.

There will be a private family visitation on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. The committal service will be held at 10am on Friday in Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th Street, Marion, Indiana.

Linda Renea (Royal) Davis – July 2, 1963 – June 5, 2018

Renea was born in Marion on July 2, 1963 to Robert R. and Fannie I. (Dailey) Royal. She passed away in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 5, 2018.
Renea was a 1981 graduate of Mississinewa High School and continued her education at Ball State University and graduated in 1996 with bachelor degrees in marketing and physiology. Later she moved to Napoleon, Michigan and worked for the Social Security Administration and most recently she was a marketing specialist for the Napoleon Area Chamber of Commerce. In her free time Renea enjoyed spending time with her family and training her dog, Gabby.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Richard A. Davis, Jackson, Michigan; son, Caleb Moore, Jackson, Michigan; mother, Fannie I. Royal, Gas City; brother, Marc Royal, Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Renea is preceded in death by her father, Robert R. Royal; maternal grandparents, William and Anna Dailey; paternal grandparents, Thelma Royal.

Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City with Rev. Michael Fuqua officiating. Renea’s family will receive extended family and friends with refreshments following the committal service in the Gas City Masonic Lodge, 701 Eastmont Drive, Gas City. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana was entrusted with the local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gas City We Care c/o Betty Harris, 1062 Walnut Creek Drive, Gas City, Indiana 46933 or Grant County Humane Society, 505 South Miller Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953

Jose Maria Galvan – February 25, 1930 – July 11, 2018

Jose Maria Galvan, 88, passed away July 11, 2018 in VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Fort Wayne. He was born in Laredo, Texas on February 25, 1930 to the late Carlos and Daria (Gonzales) Galvan.

Jose was a life long resident of Converse. On November 24, 1956 he married Josephine Ybarra. She survives. Jose at one time worked for Red Gold. He then went to work for Morgan Packing Company in Converse. Jose was a board member for Izaak Walton League and in his free time he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and gardening.

Jose is also survived by his children, Humberto (Heidi) Galvan, Huntington; Luis A. (Griselda) Galvan, Yuma, Arizona; Jose (Jeri Martin) Galvan, Jr., Elwood; Carlos (Lisa Cook) Galvan, Marion; Lydia (Lee) Garza, Mission, Texas; Yolanda Galvan, Marion; brother, Francisco Galvan, Converse; sisters, Guadalupe Morales and Andrea Guerra, both of San Antonio, Texas; Oralia Galvan, Somerset, Texas; grandchildren, 16; great-grandchildren, 13.

Jose is also preceded in death by his brothers, Carlos Galvan, Jr., and Rogelio Galvan; sister, Eva Sanchez.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 4-8 pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 am. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th Street, Marion.

Adel Maxine Pierce – August 7, 1928 – July 9, 2018

Maxine was born in Marion on August 7, 1928 to the late Harry A. and Soprona (Watson) Worthand she resided in Gas City for most of her life. She passed away on July 9, 2018 in Owen Valley Health Campus, Spencer, Indiana.

Maxine graduated from Marion High School. On June 14, 1946 she married Ralph Eugene Pierce. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1998. Maxine was a homemaker and an excellent caregiver for her ailing family members. Her family and grandchildren were important to her. She loved big band music and the Young and the Restless soap opera.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Michelle (Bryan) Roe, Spencer;
Diane (Mark) Newnum, Rockville; brother, Charles Mathias, Chesterfield;
sister, Beverly Sanders, Marion; nephew, Stan Jones, Tipton; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Maxine is also preceded in death by her sons, Robert E. Pierce and David Pierce; brothers, John Mathias and Gene Mathias; grandson, Travis Pierce.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10am in Marion National Cemetery, Marion with Chaplain Ron Forsythe officiating.Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North 7th Street, Gas City, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorothy M. “Dee Dee” Burnham – March 15, 1955 – July 1, 2018

Dee Dee was born in Owensville, Kentucky on March 15, 1955. She passed away surrounded by her loved ones on July 1, 2018 in Marion General Hospital.

Dee Dee graduated from high school and continued her education in nursing. In 1984 she came to Marion. Before becoming disabled she had worked as a waitress and bartender at local restaurants including Cafe 37 and South Side Diner. In her free time she enjoyed playing computer games, BINGO, rummage sales and surfing Facebook getting all her friend’s news. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Jason C. (Heather) Hawkins, Matthews; Angelia N. (Joe) Norton, Marion; two brothers, Terry E. Toy and Jerry Lee Toy, both of Marion; daughters-in-law, Kimberly Manuel, Marion; Meredeth Stahlman, Missouri; dear friends, Vivian Morales, Florida; David McMillian, Marion Patti Sevier, Marion; grandchildren, Mya, Myriah, Cassie, Cierra, Aaliya “Boogie,” Taylor, Jordyn, Destiny, Zalia, Izaria, Serena, Shayla, Brandon, Peyton, Noah, Collin, Luca, Jacob and Liam; great-grandchildren, Remington, Paxton and Brody.

Dee Dee is preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Helen (Howard) Toy; sons, Jamie M. Carter and Brandon Lee Burnham.

Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Estates of Serenity Cemetery, Marion with Chaplain Darryl Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.