Category Archives: Funerals

Trula Darlene Hays – March 15, 1934 – June 16, 2017

Trula Darlene Hays, 83, passed away on June 16, 2017 in Sun City West, Arizona. She was born in Marion, Indiana.

Darlene graduated from Marion High School in 1952. On December 20, 1953 she married James “Jim” Hays. She worked for Foster Forbes where she met Mr. Hays. After that she devoted her time to being a housewife and great mother to her children. Darlene was an avid bridge player.

Darlene is survived by her daughter Cynthia (Mr. Ed) Bates, Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Patty Haisley, Gas City, Indiana; grandchildren, James E. Bates, Missoula, Montana, Katherine Leigh Bates, Louisville, Kentucky; half-brother, Jim Nieman, Findlay, Ohio; nephews; Tom (Janet) Haisley, Marion Indiana, Brett Haisley, Indianapolis, Indiana, John (Elaine) Teeters, Stamford, Connecticut; niece, Ann (Marv) Teeters-Johnson, Duluth, Minnesota.

She is also preceded in death by her mother, Alice (Compton) Belville; step-father, Gib Belville; daughter, Linda Kay Hays

Visitation will be held from 1-2pm, at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Gas City Chapel, 200 North Seventh Street, Gas City, Indiana.

Funeral services will begin at 2pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the funeral home with Rev. Ron Forsythe officiating.

Burial will immediately follow at Estates of Serenity, Marion, Indiana. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral home was entrusted with making these arrangements.

James B. Boxell – May 20, 1940 – June 17, 2017

James B. Boxell, 77, passed away on June 17, 2017. He was born in Marion, Indiana on May 20, 1940.

James graduated from Marion High School. On December 17, 1960 he married Mary Ann Kindler. She preceded him in death on December 14, 2016. After working for many years, he retired from Gen Corp Automotive. When James was not working, he enjoyed spending his time with family. He was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa and the Gas City Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his son, James “Jimmy” L. (Pamela) Boxell, Marion; grandchildren, Olivia Wilson, Bloomington; Joshua L. Boxell and Cory Boxell, both of Marion.

James is also preceded in death by his daughter, Miriam Wilson.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 between 4-6 pm at Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion Indiana.

John Paul Rice – September 13, 1947 – May 21, 2017

John Paul Rice, 69, of Largo, Florida passed away May 21, 2017. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late John and Myrtle Rice.

John worked at Sears for twenty-five years and Furniture Mart for four years. He had his own furniture business, Furniture City of Elwood for five years. John enjoyed playing golf. He was a family oriented man and loved spending most of his time with family. John will be dearly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Leah Woolsey, Marion; William Rice, Anaheim California; the love of his life Ruthann Rice; step-children, Angel (Rusty) Diskey and Randy (Brenda) Stratton; grandchildren, Lizzie (Chase) Woolsey, Tracy Woolsey, Breanna Ashley, Molly Diskey, Cody Morgan, Lily and Madison Stratton; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Harper Kahn and Daisha Najib; “adopted children”, Aimee Carter and Lynnette Lobdell.

John is preceded in death by his step-mother, Freda Rice; son-in-law, Alan Woolsey and granddaughter, Ashley Diskey.

There will be a celebration of life held at Jonesboro Community building, 708 Fairmount Avenue, Jonesboro, Indiana on July 1, 2017 at 4pm. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

John F. Weaver – March 5, 1923 – May 21, 2017

John Weaver, 94, passed away May 21, 2017, in his residence. He was born in Marion, Indiana to the late Elisha and Addie Marie (Modlin) Weaver.

On October 11, 1919 John married Elizabeth Wilson, who preceded him in death on May 5, 2007. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1943-1946. John spent most of his life in Marion however, for a short period of time worked in Indianapolis for the Postal Service. Later he owned and operated Weaver Amoco Station and retired in 1987.

He is survived by his children, Jacqueline (Lorenzo) Harris, Corliss Weaver, all from Tempe, Arizona; Alyce Weaver, Phoenix, Arizona; Angel Weaver, Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, Ashley Pohl and Joshua Pohl, Hunter, Kerah, Yahna and Nathan Rusting.

John is also preceded in death by his daughter, June Weaver; brother, Ben Weaver and sister, Mary Pettiford.

Visitation will be held at Owen-Weilert-Duncan, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11 am at the House of Worship For All People, 1824 S Branson Street, Marion, Indiana with Pastor Tommy Nukes officiating.

Burial, with military honors, will immediately follow at Estates of Serenity, Marion, Indiana.

Owen-Weilert-Duncan, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

Anna Lou Adkins – May 23, 1936 – June 1, 2017

Anna was born in Flemmingsburg, Kentucky, on May 23, 1936. She passed away on
June 1, 2017 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Anna spent most of her life in Grant County, but had lived in North Carolina for 15 years.
She was employed with Marion General Hospital working as a supervisor in Admitting, ER and surgery departments; retiring in 1998 after 33 years of service. She was a member of AMVETS where she ran the Bingo.

Anna is survived by daughter: Debi (Monte) Larimore, Converse
Son: Rick (Stacy) Adkins, Marion.
Brother: Billy McCormick, Marion.
Sisters: Virginia “Polly” Robinson
Minnie Vermillion
Daughter in law: Donna Adkins, Marion.
5 grandchildren: Courtney, Mignon, M. J., Chelsey and Zack
14 Great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son James Adkins; Brothers: Sam McCormick and Jerry Anderson; Sisters: Bessie and Patricia McCormick.

The funeral will be at 1pm on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana.

Burial will be a Grant Memorial Park cemetery, Marion.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service on Monday,

Ryland W. “Ron” Totten – December 5, 1943 – May 20, 2017

Ron was born in New Albany, Indiana. He passed away on May 20, 2017 in Marion.

Ron spent most of his life in Gas City. He was employed and later retired from General Motors. In his free time he enjoyed playing pool, dancing, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Moose Lodge 1778, he volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Marion Heart Center.

Ron is survived by his wife, Beth A. Totten, Marion; children, Stacie (Berry) Mettert, Charles (Tammy) Dooley, Viginia Jessup, all of Gas City; Cynthia Dooley and Donnie (Audrey) Totten, Marion; special friends, John (Karen) Hunter and Cheryl Gerstorff and Debbie and Wendall Gerstorff; two sisters, Betty Purvis, Jonesboro; Ruth (Richard) Sawyer, Salem.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Totten; his parents, and his brother, Steven Totten.

Visitation will be from 4pm-7pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be held at 7pm.

The funeral will be at 1pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

Noah Eli Lindsey February 10, 2017 – April 27, 2017

As an angel wrote our baby’s name and date of birth in the book of life. And as she closed the book, she whispered, “Too beautiful for earth.”

Baby Noah was a gift of love and happiness to all his loving family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Christopher Lindsey, Jr, Marion; Kimberly N. Carey, Marion; maternal grandmother, Christy (Eric Floriana) Carey; paternal grandmother, Maria White; paternal grandfather, Christopher Lindsey, Sr.; aunts, Dezirea and Kyra Carey, Katicia Lindsey, Aliza Wheadon, Melissa White and Tiffany Pace; uncle, Joseph Graham and Caleb Fisher; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Ellen Mills; sisters, Elizabeth Lindsey and Cheyenne Harris; maternal great-grandmother, Deborah Lovelady.

Noah’s funeral will begin at 11:30am on Monday, May 8, 2017 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 10:30am until services on Monday.

Joseph Michael Hutsinpiller – February 28, 1974 – April 28, 2017

Mike was born in Marion on February 28, 1974. He passed away in his Marion home on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Mike attended Marion High School and later pursued his Radiological Technician degree from Ivy Tech, Marion. He was a forklift driver for Spartan Logistics. In his free time he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating, camping and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Most of all, Mike loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his father, Joseph Lee (Jackie) Hutsinpiller, Marion; mother, Lydia (Paul) Lines, Marion; two children, Haleigh Hutsinpiller and Molleigh Hutsinpiller;maternal grandmother, Marielena Rangel, Marion; paternal grandfather, Ernie Helvie, Upland; four siblings, Senida (Jimmie) Miller, Michelle Baker, Suzette Winters and Charlie Barrow, all from Marion; fiance, Melissa Garrett, Marion; lifetime friends, John Hawkins and Jason Cromas.

Mike is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jose Rangel and his paternal grandmother, Bonnie Helvie; half brother, Aron Wise and step sister, Jeanette Barrow.

Family and friends will gather to share memories and condolences from 11am until services on Thursday.

Mike’s funeral will begin at 1pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana with Chaplain Don Miller officiating.

Mike will be buried in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion.

In lieu of flowers please direct memorial donations to the funeral home.

Michael O. Day – November 26, 1938 – April 19, 2017

Mike was one of two children born in Granite City, Illinois to the late Owen T. and Marie B. (Delmar) Day. He passed away on April 19, 2017 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Marion, Indiana.

Mike was a 1957 graduate of Granite City High School and later attended Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois. Mike and Liz met on the Golden Rod Show Boat in St. Louis and were married on June 9, 1962. Together, they had 54 wonderful years of marriage, three beautiful children and ten grandchildren.

Mike was a pioneer in radio broadcasting. He managed stations in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Richmond, Indiana and in 1981 he came to Marion to manage WMRI/WGOM. Mike retired as the President of BOMAR Broadcasting and was the Past President of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Throughout his career in radio he made many lifetime friends.

In Mike’s free time, he could be found at Arbor Trace Golf Course where he made many pleasurable memories. Golf wasn’t just a hobby for him, but a way to relax and catch up with his friends and business acquaintances. He also enjoyed old movies and he was an avid reader of biographies and mystery novels. Mike was most happy while spending time with Liz and their family. Their holidays, travel time and special occasions were a complete joy to Mike. His love, kindness, charm and sense of humor will warm the memories for his family and his many friends.

Most of all, Mike will be remembered as a positive community champion. He loved Marion, Indiana. He promoted and worked tirelessly for many organizations to help propel the effort of making Marion a special place to live. As an active Marion advocate he was the Chairman of the board for the United Way of Grant County, Chairman of the board and Past President of the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, he served two terms as President of the Marion Philharmonic, Past President of the Marion Easter Pageant, Past President and member of Marion Rotary Club, he was a devoted volunteer of CASA and he also volunteered for several hospice organizations. He was also a member of Meshingomesia Country Club and faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Mike is survived by his wife, Liz Day, Marion; children, Carrie M. (William) Norris, Toledo, Ohio; Paul M. (Kelly) Day, Evans, Georgia; Thomas J. “T.J.” (Catie) Day, Carmel; sister, Margaret E. Rice, Granite City, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Wright, Sarah Wright, Meredith Day, Amy Wright, Megan Day, Megan Norris, Brennan Day, Erin Day, Rory Day and Nora Day; three great-grandchildren, Addison, Blakely and Christopher.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at noon on Friday, April 28, 2017 in St. Paul Catholic Church, 1031 West Kem Road, Marion with Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating. A private committal service will be held immediately following the mass. Friends are welcome at 11am until mass begins to share condolences and memories with the family.

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

A special thank you to the staff of Miller’s Merry Manor for going above and beyond with loving care for Mike. The kindness of the staff will always be appreciated.

Memorial contributions may be made to CASA of Grant County, 303 South Norton, Marion, Indiana 46952 (http://www.casaofgrantcounty.org/); United Way of Grant County, United Way of Grant County, 205 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana 46952 (http://www.casaofgrantcounty.org/) or St. Paul Catholic Church, 1031 West Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.

Melvin R. Paul – November 14, 1948 – March 25, 2017

Melvin Paul, 68, passed away March 25, 2017. He was born in New Castle, Indiana, to the late Cletis and Martha (Luellen) Paul.

Melvin graduated from Union High School. He served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.

He is survived by his daughter, Trisha (Brian) Bromfield; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Korbin and Kammi Timmons; step-granddaughter, Sarah Bromfield and step-great-daughter, Kinleigh Hutchenson; sister, Karen (DeWayne) Lephart and special friends, Kim Dilley, Asia and Billy Young.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services. Burial, with military honors, will be Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00 am in Marion National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, 1700 E. 38th Street, Marion, Indiana 46953 and the VFW of Marion, 3120 S. Washington Street, Marion, Indiana 46953.

Owen-Weilert-Duncan, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.