Category Archives: Funerals

Michael E. Pauley – May 18, 1960 – August 15, 2017

Michael E. Pauley left this earth at 7:10 am at his home with his wife Vickie and family by his side. He was born to Garcia “Bert” and Jackie (Levi) Pauley on May 18, 1960 in Marion, Indiana.

Michael liked working on car’s and tinkering with his 1959 Triumph motorcycle.

He is survived by his mother, Jackie Pauley; brothers, Robert (Tammy) Pauley; Scott (Felicia) Pauley; a special cousin, Jimmy Cox; special friend, Elaine Couchman and several nieces and nephews.

Michael is also preceded in death by his father, Garcia “Bert” Pauley; brother, Doug Pauley; sisters, Susan Marley and Patricia Pauley.

In accordance with the family wishes there will be no services. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with making arrangements.

Wanda Madeline (Turner) Dennison – October 20,1931 – August 11, 2017

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will never die.”

Wanda’s wish came true August 11, 2017 when she awoke in Heaven. Wanda’s parents were waiting for her in Glory as were her beloved husband, George Dennison, Sr., two sons, George Dennison Jr. and William (Bill) Dennison; and three brothers, George C. Turner, Merrill E. Turner and Lewis N. Turner.

Born in Marion, Indiana to Fred and Alma Turner on October 20, 1931, Wanda was deeply loved and she loved just as deeply. She was such a blessing to everyone who knew her. With her signature giggle and that twinkle in her eye Wanda gave of herself freely and expected nothing in return. She was very passionate for the Lord and her family. Her Faith in the Lord sustained her throughout her life. She attended Converse United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the choir, United Methodist Women, teaching vacation Bible school and served as treasurer of Outreach.

On January 7, 1950 she married the love of her life, George Dennison, together they had four boys. During her working years she was employed with Foster Forbes decorating AVON bottles and later worked as a telephone operator for Converse Consolidated Telephone. She and her husband owned and operated Dennison Trailer Park and for a short time they operated Marty’s restaurant. In her free time Wanda enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with her husband, collecting Indian statues and she was a talented acrylic painter.

Wanda leaves to cherish her memory two sons, James Dennison, Peru and Thomas (Lisa) Dennison, Converse; two daughters-in-law, Carol Dennison, Marion; Pam (Garry) Camden, Amboy; sister, Mable Stevens, Marion;

She was Blessed with 12 Grandchildren, Cynthia Dennison, Matthew Dennison, Gregory(Shannon) Camden, Kurk(Brandy) Camden, Beth (Elvin) Herschberger, Tony Dennison, Tabitha Dennison, George (Brandy) Dennison, John (Lindsey) Tibbits, Brad (Lori) Jones, Maria (Jesse) Bowland, Ryan Dennison; 16 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

A Celebration of Wanda’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana with Rev. Richard Olson officiating. The visitation will held be from 11:00 AM until services at the funeral home.

The Family asks that donations be made to the Converse United Methodist Church, 109 East Wabash St., Converse, In 46919.

Lucy L. Burton – May 16, 1919 – July 23, 2017

Lucy was born in Friars Point, Mississippi on May 16, 1919. She passed away in her Marion home on July 23, 2017.

Lucy came to Marion with her parents as a little girl. She was a Marion High School graduate and spent her working years as a domestic worker. She and her late husband, Fred N. Burton, had two beautiful children, James and Brenda. Lucy was a strong believer in the Lord and most recently she attended College Wesleyan Church.

Lucy was a collector of recipes, loved cooking and was an accomplished baker. She was a well known caterer and will forever be remembered for making hundreds of wedding cakes. Her beautiful cake creations included fresh flowers and the cake icing was to die for!

She is survived by her children, James N. (Vida) Burton, Marion; Brenda (Charles) Goodloe, Indianapolis; 6 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Tackett and Robert Poindexter; one sister, Ida Stewart.

Visitation will be from 9am until the time of service on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the chapel at College Wesleyan Church, 200 East 38th Street, Marion, Indiana with Pastor Mallory Terrance officiating.

The funeral will be at 11am in the chapel.

The burial will follow in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Robert “Bob” M. Davis – August 1, 1935 – July 6, 2017

Bob Davis, 81, passed away on July 6, 2017 in his Marion home. On August 1, 1935, he was born to the late Francis H. and Mary M. (Volz) Davis.

He graduated from Marion High School, attended Olivet Nazarene College and had been a long-time resident of the Grant County community. His career centered around the life insurance industry–primarily Indianapolis Life Insurance Company. The Marion agency was established by his father many years before.

Now retired, Bob was a member of Lakeview Christian Church. He was also a former member of the Christian Businessmen’s Association and the Marion Kiwanis Club. Bob enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, sports and in particular loved to watch IU Hoosier basketball.

Bob is survived by his children, Pamela S. (Stephen) Wilson, Marion, Indiana; Karen J (Brian) Maine, St. Charles, Missouri; Sherlyn K. Hurley, Indianapolis, Indiana; sister, Sharon K. (David) Weise; brother-in-law, John Smith, Marion, Indiana; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Cheryl Smith.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Lakeview Wesleyan Church, 5316 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana, from 2-4 PM on Sunday, July 9, 2017, followed by a Memorial Service at 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Missions, 5316 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953.

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

Lowell Edgar “Bud” Sanders – August 10, 1929 – July 4, 2017

Lowell was born in Indianapolis on August 10, 1929 to the late George and Mary (Woolbright) Sanders. He passed away on July 4, 2017 in Wesleyan Health Care, Marion.

Lowell spent all of his life in Grant County and upon returning from his military duty with the United States Navy he worked for the former Owens Glass and Glass Container. Later he worked for RCA, Morman Feed, the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from the Chronicle-Tribune in 1994. He married Beverly Mathias on July 14, 1957 and together they had four children.

In Lowell’s free time he enjoyed spending time with his queen, Beverly and his children and grandchildren. He had a fondness for trains and the railroad, he loved fireworks on the 4th of July, eating at Penguin Point and he loved animals. Lowell never met a stranger and made many special friends through his outgoing personality. He was a devoted member of the former Central Christian Church and very much enjoyed his time with the church and his church family.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Beverly Sanders, Marion; four children, Vickie Edwards, Indianapolis; Koletta (Reggie) Spencer and Katrina (John K.) Hunter, both of Gas City; Tammy (Alan) Keith, Mesa, Arizona; eight grandchildren, Brian Burton, Corey Burton, Nathaniel (Amanda) Spencer, Tiffany (Mike) Hehe, Chance Hunter, Tyler Hunter, Christine Hewitt and Vanessa Carpenter; several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service on Monday in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

The funeral will be at 1pm on Monday, July 10, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Terry Bishir officiating. 

The burial with military honors will immediately follow in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City.

Terry L. Zook – January 10, 1937 – July 3, 2017

Terry was born in Warsaw, Indiana on January 10, 1937. He was the only son of the late Ovid and Mary (Bolinger) Joy. Terry passed away on July 3, 2017 in Colonial Oaks Health Care Center, Marion.

Terry was a 1957 graduate of Warsaw High School and later served in the United States Airforce. In late 70’s he moved to Marion and owned and operated Zook Home Improvement in Huntington until his retirement in 1996. On September 23, 1989 he married Valerie (Herring) Dunham. They spent nearly 30 happy and joyful years together.

In Terry’s free time he enjoyed watching old westerns, game shows and wrestling. Early in his days he enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting. He also attended Grace Community Church.

Terry will be sadly missed by his wife, Valerie A. Zook, Marion; five children, Mark D. (Joni) Zook, Claypool; Scott L. (Jodi) Zook, North Manchester; Ron E. Dunham and Julie A. (Kim) Wise, both of Marion; Scott (Kim) Dunham, Gas City; half sister, Linda Zook; several cousins; 10 grandchildren, Bryce, Tanner, Sydney, Aidan, Justin, Jaimee, Chelsey, Jana, Ben and Tyler; 10 great-grandchildren, Ricky, Lilly, Taeshawn, Darion, Gracie, Alicia, Dawson, Liam, Karma and Benjamin. He is also survived by close family friend, Mike Bridges and his dog, Samantha.

Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service on Friday in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana.

The funeral will be at 1pm on Friday, July 7, 2017 in the funeral home with Dr. Thomas Mansbarger officiating.

The burial with military honors will immediately follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Colonial Oaks Health Care Center for their kind and compassionate care.

Willidean D. Peterson – November 3, 1930 – June 26, 2017

Willidean D. Peterson, 86, passed away on June 26, 2017 in Marion General Hospital, Marion, Indiana. She was born on November 3, 1930 to the late Darll and Dorothy (Reunnaker) Snyder.

Willidean was a 1948 graduate of Converse High School. She worked for a dental office before pursuing a career at RCA. She retired from RCA in 1992. Willidean enjoyed spending her free time crocheting, working outside in the yard, gardening and working with flowers.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Carol) Peterson, Kokomo; Linda (Ray) Mughmaw, Van Buren, Indiana; Larry (Kim McKee) Wortman, Marion, Indiana; sister, Betty Mitchell, Marion, Indiana; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A special thank you to Marion General Hospital and Marion Rehabilitation Center for their comfort and care.

Willidean is also preceded in death by her daughter, April Peterson; brothers, Ronald Snyder and James Hewitt.

A graveside service will be held on July 6, 2017 at 11 am in the Converse Cemetery, 8896 West Mier 27, Converse, Indiana. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana 46919 was entrusted with making arrangements.

Harry R. Padfield – February 10, 1927 – June 22, 2017

Harry R. Padfield, 90, was surrounded by his family when he went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Harry was born in Indianapolis on February 10, 1927, to the late Clarence R. and Amanda E. (Hosier) Padfield. He married Patricia L. Titus on June 9, 1946 and she preceded him in death on August 30, 2015.

Harry has lived in Howard County since 1932. He retired from Delco as a pattern maker in 1991 after 39 years of service. He loved gardening, woodworking, computers, mushroom hunting and fishing.

He loved his family and enjoyed being surrounded by them.

He was a 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge # 341, Greentown. He loved children and showed it by being a Shriner clown for many years. Harry served on the Board of Directors of the Solidarity Credit Union, Kokomo. He was a member of Converse Church of Christ and the Senior Saints.

Surviving are his daughters: Paula (Steve) Host, Sharpsville
Barbara (Kevin) Chapman, Tipton
Donna (Rick) Dennis, Kokomo
Elizabeth (Paul) O’Blenis, Brookston
Son: Tim Padfield, Kokomo
Brother: Clarence Padfield, Kokomo
Fred (Marilyn) Padfield, Kokomo
Jon Padfield
21 grandchildren: including David Host, Scott & Amy Logan, Dereck Host, Mike & Nick Dennis
38 great-grandchildren: including Payton Jansik, Lea Logan, Bryce Logan and Christopher Host.
10 great-great grandchildren

Harry was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Robert, Carl, Edwin, Everet and Norman.
2 grand daughters and a great grandson.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11am in the Converse Church of Christ, 301 East Wabash Street, Converse, with Pastor John Clark officiating.

Visitation will be Monday, June 26, 2017 4pm to 8pm at the Converse Church of Christ with
Masonic Rites at 8pm.

Memorials may be given to the Converse Church of Christ Pre-School.

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.