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Mary Ellen Anderson, 80, Kokomo, passed away at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at Ascension St. Vincent, Kokomo. She was born September 8, 1943 in Kokomo to Earl and Ruby (Stoner) Fowler. On February 15, 1964 she married William Anderson and he survives. A 1961 Kokomo High School graduate, Mary Ellen was a member of the Yell Block that cheered on the Wildkats as they won the state basketball championship. She worked for several golf courses around Kokomo as a clubhouse manager. Mary Ellen enjoyed cooking, playing in her euchre club and luncheons with her KHS class of 1961 friends. Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Kim (Tim) Degenkolb, and Scott (Christina) Anderson; grandson, Brady Schuhmann; brother, Rex (RoseAnne) Fowler; sisters, Sue Cox and Beth Ann Allion; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diana Culbertson; and a brother-in-law, Warren Cox. Mary Ellen will be deeply missed by her family and friends.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road with Pastor Charlie Riley officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Sat, 6 Jul 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/mary-anderson-1090096838
<![CDATA[FORTUNE, Donna Oct 17, 1946 - Jun 30, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/donna-fortune-1090092651<![CDATA[

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Donna Georgene Fortune, 77, passed away June 30, 2024, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo, after a brief illness. She was born Oct. 17, 1946, to Ronald Wray and Gayle (Ogle) Daniels. On Jan. 28, 1966, she married Jerry Fortune. They were married 58 years, and shared the same birthday, and he survives.She was a 1964 graduate of Kokomo High School and went to work for Delco Electronics, where she worked for 30 years, retiring in 1996. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles, competing with her family in Wordle and "Jeopardy," as well as participating in several mah-jongg groups both in Kokomo and in Sarasota, Florida. Donna and Jerry spent most winters after retirement in Hilton Head and most recently in Sarasota, Florida, near their family and friends.In addition to her husband, Jerry, Donna is survived by her children, Jerelyn (Ray) Bradway and Jim (Kristy) Fortune; grandchildren, Jenna (Andrew) Wright, Jacob (Lindsey) Bradway, Brooke (Evan) Spell and Trevor (fiancé, Bailey) Fortune; great-granddaughter, Ameilia Wright; brother, Clinton (Pauletta) Wray; brother-in-law, Dave Oldaker; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Wray; mother, Gayle Ogle; stepfather, Wayne Ogle; and sisters, Debra Oldaker and Diana Wray.The family would like to thank Dr. Reed, Community Howard Hospital, Paradigm Hospice and Wellbrooke of Kokomo for their exceptional care during her illness.A memorial service will begin at noon on Monday, July 8, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Ron DeGraaff officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. Messages of condolences may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Thu, 4 Jul 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/donna-fortune-1090092651
<![CDATA[BARNETTE, Roxanne Jun 7, 1954 - Jul 3, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/roxanne-barnette-1090089830<![CDATA[

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Roxanne Barnette, 70, of Tipton, Indiana, passed away July 3, 2024.She was born on June 7, 1954, in New Castle, the daughter of Earnest and Lizzie (Massengale) Voiles. She loved volunteering at church, yard sales and making crafts. She enjoyed tending to her garden, and garage sales, but most of all spending time with her family.Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Danielle Rhoton, Jessica (Neil) Sunday; grandchildren, Dez Hargrove, Kayleigh Rhoton, Brayden Sunday, Gracie Sunday, Weston Rhoton; great-grandchild, Vincent Gonzalez; siblings, Ernest (Sharon) Voiles, Carolyn (Michael) Curts, Dorothy (Scott) Huntsman.She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Kathlene Hale, Ernestine Tyburczyk, Marjorie Whitaker, Silas Voiles, Phyllis Martin.A private celebration of life will take place at a later date. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Thu, 4 Jul 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/roxanne-barnette-1090089830
<![CDATA[MANN, Pamela Jun 16, 1942 - Jul 1, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/pamela-mann-1090089833<![CDATA[

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Longtime Johnson County resident Pamela (Hite) Mann gained eternal rest after a short and courageous battle with leukemia on Monday, July 1, 2024, at 6:15 a.m.She passed with her loved ones by her side, just 15 days after she celebrated her 82nd birthday. Pam, more affectionately known as "Mom" and "Gams," was one of four children born to the late Eugene W. and Patty Ileen (Jewell) Hite. Her life began on Tuesday, June 16, 1942.She was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, and graduated from Northwestern High School with the class of 1960. On Aug. 26, 1961, Pam married her middle school and high school sweetheart, Michael Earl Mann. The lovebirds shared 31 years of marriage prior to his passing on July 5, 1992. After living a few years in Ft. Hood, Texas, during Michael's military career, they moved to Greenwood, Indiana, in 1974, where they lived, worked and raised their family. Pam was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She proudly stayed home to raise her children until they were grown, and then joined her husband as the office manager at his dental practice, Michael Mann Pediatric Dentistry, during the mid-1980s until 1991.Outside of spending time with family, which was undoubtedly her greatest joy, Pam also took great pleasure in creating beautiful flower gardens, cooking, landscaping and traveling, especially to the beach.She will be deeply missed and always remembered by her family and friends, including her son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Stephanie Mann of Greenwood, Indiana; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Darrell Bowman of Jupiter, Florida; brother, Wes Hite of Kokomo, Indiana; sisters and brother-in-law, Belva and Larry Spicer of Kokomo, Indiana, and Carol Turner of Kokomo, Indiana; five grandchildren, Megan (husband, Adam) Howe, Zach (wife, Danielle) Mann, Devon (wife, Katie) Bowman, Joe Mann and Dezmin (husband, Matthew) Leeds; seven great-grandchildren; and a dear friend to the family and longtime companion to Pam, Jim Hofmann.Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jake Mann, on April 24, 2020.Family and friends are invited to a visitation and celebration of life service on Sunday, July 7, 2024. The visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., followed immediately by the service at 6 p.m., at Pam's home in Greenwood. She will be entombed following a private committal service in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.The family has suggested that contributions be made in lieu of flowers in Pam's memory to either the National Breast Cancer Foundation or the Leukemia Research Foundation.Pam's final arrangements have been entrusted to Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville. Condolences and memories are encouraged to be shared with the Mann family online at www.nealandsummers.com.

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Wed, 3 Jul 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/pamela-mann-1090089833
<![CDATA[OGLE, Kyle Sep 24, 1988 - Jun 30, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/kyle-ogle-1090082775<![CDATA[

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Kyle William Carter Ogle, 35, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:24 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at his home.He was born on Sept. 24, 1988, in Kokomo, the son of Kevin Allen Ogle and Tammie M. (Carter) Ramberger. Kyle graduated from Kokomo High School in 2007. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and video games, and loved his dog. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Fish and Game Club, and Bridgeway Church.Survivors include his father; his sister, Tara L. Renard; brother, Nicholas C. (Allison) Ogle; nieces, Ava Ogle and Laina Ogle; maternal grandmother, Maudie L. Carter; and several aunts and uncles.He was preceded in death by his mother; paternal grandparents, William and Shirley Ogle; and maternal grandfather, Maynard Carter.A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Joel Larison officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial will take place in Springdale Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Kyle's memory to Bridgeway Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Tue, 2 Jul 2024 04:35:29 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/kyle-ogle-1090082775
<![CDATA[WOLFRUM, Jeffrey Jul 5, 1950 - Jun 28, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/jeffrey-wolfrum-1090082802<![CDATA[

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Jeffrey Allan Wolfrum, 73, of Naubinway, died Friday afternoon, June 28, 2024, at Golden Leaves Living Center in the presence of his loving wife, Mary Smolarz.Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry, Michigan, is assisting the family.

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Mon, 1 Jul 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/jeffrey-wolfrum-1090082802
<![CDATA[ROGERS, Thelma Nov 30, 1931 - Jun 27, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/thelma-rogers-1090077774<![CDATA[

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Thelma Rosalyn "Rosie" Rogers, 92, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away June 27, 2024. She was born on November 30, 1931 in Peru, Indiana, the daughter of Charles V. and Gertrude R. Weaver (Oesterle ). On December 1, 1950 she married Glenn M. Rogers at Highland Park Church in Kokomo, Indiana, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2006.Rosie was a Brownie leader. She was also involved in Cub Scouts. Rosie enjoyed playing euchre with her friends and face painting at the fair. She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Rosie loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.Surviving relatives include her three daughters, Yelanda (Mike) DuBois of Kokomo, Indiana; Jeanetta Reckell (Dale) Romack of Sharpsville, Indiana; Dawn Lynn Rogers of Kokomo, Indiana; grandchildren, Keith Rogers of Sharpsville, Indiana; Chad (Chris) Romack of Warsaw, Indiana; Erin Marr of Greentown, Indiana; great grandchildren, Brock Marr of Kokomo, Indiana; Chloe Romack of Warsaw, Indiana; Dalton Smith of Greentown, Indiana; great-great granddaughter, Emorie Marr of Kokomo, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister Gertrude Arlean Weaver.Visitation will be noon - 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home 2097 West Alto Road Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery Kokomo, Indiana. Memorial contributions to Kokomo Humane Society. Share a memory with the family at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

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Sat, 29 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/thelma-rogers-1090077774
<![CDATA[KIRBY, Dolores Apr 21, 1931 - Jun 27, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/dolores-kirby-1090066505<![CDATA[

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Dolores M. (Ennis) Kirby, 93, of Greentown, passed away at 1:53 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Century Villa Health Care.She was born April 21, 1931, in Kokomo, to Lawrence G. and Gertrude L. (Kirby) Timme.Dolores graduated from Kokomo High School, and worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security. She loved fishing, working puzzles, especially crossword puzzles, reading and playing Bingo. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.Survivors include her children, Michael (Joan) Ennis, Phillip (Michelle) Ennis, Jeffrey (Darlene) Ennis and Linda White; grandchildren, Tracey (Todd) Stout, Heather (Chris) Surface, Rachel (Justin) Irwin, Cynthia (Landon) Bagley, Brian (Tawnya) Magher, Amber (Zach) Verrett, Andrea McIntire (Brian Trott), Jacob White and Zack (Kayla) White; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert (Linda) Timme and Larry (Susie) Timme.She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Sabrina Lane; and a great-great-granddaughter.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Victory Baptist Church, 610 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Mike Ennis officiating. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. Contributions may be made in Dolores' memory to Victory Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2024 09:37:57 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/dolores-kirby-1090066505
<![CDATA[SHIFLET, Bobbie May 12, 1939 - Jun 27, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/bobbie-shiflet-1090066514<![CDATA[

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Bobbie Anne Shiflet, 85, Kokomo, passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at her home.She was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to the late Robert Clark and Liane (Emmett) Clark on May 12, 1939. On Aug. 16, 1958, in Arther, Tennessee, she married Bobby Shiflet, who preceded her in death on July 1, 2022.Bobbie Anne worked for Delco for 34 years, and retired from there in 1996. She served many years as the Children's Ministry Director at Bethel Tabernacle, and faithfully attended One Church. While leading the children's ministry at Bethel, she wrote and directed many plays and musicals for the Easter and Christmas seasons. She loved her family and loved the Lord. Bobbie Anne is survived by her children, Kim (Paul) Amore and Bryan (Amanda) Shiflet; grandchildren, Ashlee (Justin) Eubanks, Ashton (Dean) Schimmelpfennig and Landyn Shiflet; great-grandchildren, Ezra Hill, Jaylee Eubanks, Eli Eubanks and Bella Eubanks; siblings, Elizabeth Fretwell, Edward (Jane) Emmett, David (Faye) Emmett and Dottie (Ed) Cole; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne (Nell) Shiflet, Bert (Elsie) Shiflet, Lisa (Mike) Holmes and Brenda Shiflet; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband, Bobby, she was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Liane Clark, and Guy and Allie Emmett; sister, Joyce Haun; niece, Sherri Bunch; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carl and Lillie Shiflet; brothers-in-law, J.D. Fretwell, Conley Shiflet and Jimmy Shiflet; and sisters-in-law, Beatrice Moore and Patricia Shiflet.The family would like to recognize her loving caregivers, Cindy, Gale, Lynn, Sylvia, Mollie, Deb and Julie. Thank you for taking care of Bobbie Anne so well! The family would also like to thank the medical teams that assisted in Bobbie Anne's care, Community Greentown Family Medicine, Dr. Ishan Gohil and Carissa Shepherd, NP; and Paradigm Hospice Care, Holly and Mollie.Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Richard Holmes officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Bobbie Anne's memory to One Church Children's Ministry. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Fri, 28 Jun 2024 08:17:43 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/bobbie-shiflet-1090066514
<![CDATA[RABER, Larry Jul 25, 1938 - Jun 26, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/larry-raber-1090056397<![CDATA[

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Larry Raber, 85, peacefully passed away in his home filled with his loving family on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.Larry was born July 25, 1938, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Louis Benjamin and Bessie Mae (Franklin) Raber. He graduated from Kokomo High School with the class of 1956, and went on to get his Associate's of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Indiana University Kokomo.He served in the U.S. Navy, and was honorably discharged in 1962. While stationed in San Diego, California, Larry and his buddies got into mischief that led to them washing a lot of cars in their driveway. A young woman and her family had just moved to a home next door from Kansas in 1957. He saw that their car was dirty and offered to wash it, and the rest was history. Larry took Norma Jean Lambert as his wife in San Diego on Dec. 6, 1959.The couple would move back to his hometown, and he would work for General Motors for 38 years until his retirement.Larry was very kind and just a good person, but he had his traits that made him frugal and an extreme type A organizer and perfectionist. He adored being with his family, and cherished memories made with them. Larry loved the outdoors, and would fish and go canoeing with his friends and family in Canada, loved trips to Northern Manitoba, enjoyed bird watching and traveling with his wife.He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo, and associate member of First United Methodist Church in Warsaw. He was a member of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club, the Kokomo Taylor Lions Club and the Kokomo Elks. Larry also served as a Boy Scout Leader in Kokomo.Larry is survived by his wife, Norma of Warsaw; and their daughters, Donna (Bob) Ritchie of Warsaw, Deanna (Scott) Smith of Akron and Debra (Chris) Cook of California; six grandchildren, Ryan (Linda) Moore, Jake (Kristi) Ritchie, Matt Smith, Nathan Cook, Liliana Cook and Casey Cook; four great-grandchildren, Elliana Moore, Deacon Moore, Brynlee Ritchie and Delaney Ritchie; his sister, Betty (Bud) Ballew of Kokomo; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Ross, Jerry and Sue Raber.Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 p.m.Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military honors. Contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Kokomo.Condolences, please visit www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/larry-raber-1090056397
<![CDATA[NASH, Priscilla Jun 17, 1937 - Jun 26, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/priscilla-nash-1090066507<![CDATA[

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Priscilla Nash, a long-time resident of Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away June 26, 2024, in Bonita Springs, Florida.She was born June 17, 1937, in Niagara Falls, New York, the daughter of the late Harvey and Susanna Hutson. Priscilla graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1955, and graduated from the Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She was also a 1961 graduate of the SUNY Plattsburgh New York school nursing program.Priscilla was a school nurse with the Western School Corporation in Russiaville, Indiana, from 1967 to 1977. She moved from Indiana to Florida in 1977, and was a school nurse with Pasco County Schools, Florida, from 1979 until retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Priscilla will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, faithful friend and tireless advocate for the many children in the schools where she served as a school nurse. Priscilla is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Sue Ann Swanson.She is survived by her children, Suzanne Gardner of Bonita Springs, Florda, Charles (Patrick) Nash Jr. of Cumming, Georgia; and her grandchildren, Charles (Charlie) Nash III of Cumming, Georgia, Lauren Gardner of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sarah Gardner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A funeral mass for Priscilla will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Bonita Springs, Florida, on Monday, July 1. She will be interred in Arcadia Park Cemetery in North Tonawanda, New York.Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/priscilla-nash-1090066507
<![CDATA[THOMPSON, David Mar 6, 1951 - Jun 24, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/david-thompson-1090056403<![CDATA[

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David Robert Thompson, 73, died on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Whiteland, Indiana.David was born March 6, 1951, in Kokomo, Indiana. His parents were Chester Harris Thompson and Margaret Hannah (Newby) Thompson. He married Susan Kitch on Aug. 20, 1978, in Morgantown, Indiana.He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister and brother, Mae Marie and Gene Harris.He is survived by his wife, Susan; sisters, Marian Mills and Carolyn Thompson of Kokomo, Indiana; daughters, Brooke (Angel) Fuentes of Greenwood, Indiana, and Brette (Keenan) Mack of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and granddaughters, Isabella Adelita Fuentes, Eleanor Jane Mack and Vivian Elizabeth Mack.David grew up in Kokomo, where he attended Union Street Friends church, and spent a significant amount of time working in the parks department with his father, particularly with the fast and slow-pitch softball leagues. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1969, where he participated in band, football, track and wrestling. He was the recipient of the WIOU Athlete Award for 1969. He graduated from Indiana State University, where he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.David spent the entirety of his career, spanning 39 years, as an Industrial Technology teacher at Clark-Pleasant Middle School, where he met his wife. He was an active member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and a member of the Whiteland United Methodist Church. He took profound joy in coaching football and wrestling. He enjoyed lifelong connections with his fellow coaches and the athletes he worked with over the years. He was inducted into the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.After retirement, he continued to volunteer with the WCHS wrestling program, was elected to the Clark-Pleasant School Board in 2020 and relished spending time with family and attending his granddaughters' school events.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel. 729 N. U.S. 31, Whiteland, IN 46184, 317-535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2024 04:38:21 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/david-thompson-1090056403
<![CDATA[BOWERS, Wilma Jan 1, 1944 - Jun 21, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/wilma-bowers-1090048121<![CDATA[

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Wilma K. Bowers, 80, of Lucerne, passed away Friday, June 21, 2024, at her son's home in Delphi.Born on Jan. 1, 1944, in Logansport, she was the daughter of William and Josephine (Eikelburner) Frushour.She was a graduate of Lucerne High School.Wilma formerly worked as a waitress for the Corner Pub in Kokomo, Wal-Mart and the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the Lucerne Lions Club. Wilma enjoyed puzzles and crocheting.Survivors include her sons, Stephen Scott of Delphi and Charles Scott (Mary) of Darlington; her mother, Josephine Frushour of Lucerne; her sister, Joy Gorringe (Curt) of Ft. Wayne; niece, Amanda Gorringe; and nephew, Alex Gorringe; grandchildren, Stephanie Harris, Sarah Rentschler (Ryan), Kathryn Moore (John), Ashton Scott, Hannah Scott, Drew Scott and Josh Scott; and great-grandchildren, Liam Harris, Layla Kleber, Kelsey McCaslin, Arie Rentschler, Kyle Quillen, Collin Quillen, Simon Moore and Whitney Moore.She was preceded in death by her father, William Frushour.Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center. Pastor Tim Minnick will officiate.Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.Burial will be at Zion Cemetery in Lucerne at a later date.Memorial contributions can be made to the Lucerne Lions Club.Wilma's online guestbook is available, and condolences can be shared with the family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2024 09:22:56 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/wilma-bowers-1090048121
<![CDATA[HARRIS, Reba Jun 29, 1940 - Jun 11, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/reba-harris-1090048120<![CDATA[

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Mrs. Reba Lynn Harris, the daughter of Luetta and Lenard Johnson, was born on June 29, 1940, in Marion, Indiana.She was a graduate of Marion High School, and later attended Indiana Wesleyan University, where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Drug Addiction Counseling in 1997. Having accepted Christ at a young age, Reba was an active member of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church since 1975.Reba was employed by and retired from General Motors following 31 years of service. God placed a call on her life, which she answered, and became the CEO, Founder and Director of The Gilead House, where she dedicated immense passion and countless hours to the needs of her community for the last 23 years. Her hard work, commitment and infectious smile lead to many accolades, including the Indiana Black Expo Trailblazer Award, the Indiana Wesleyan World Changers Award, 2023 Juneteenth Breaking Chains Award, induction into the Kokomo Historical Society and the 2023 Boy Scouts of America. She also served on the IU School of Nursing (SNAHP) board.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar L. Harris Sr.; and her son, Anthony Eugene Harris.She is survived by her children, Shari L. Spicer and Oscar L. Harris, Jr.; her brothers, William Johnson (Bernice) and Dennis Johnson (Stacey); grandchildren, Terrell Harris, Silver Ashley Harris, Austin Harris, Andrea Fred and Sidney Lynn Galan (Raul); great-grandchildren, Trejun Love, Raegan Renee Lynn Harris, Ryleigh Renee Lynn Harris, Mara Lynn Galan, Margo Lynn Galan and Maxxton Amaris Harris; all servants, supporters and clients of The Gilead House; and the Kokomo Community at large.Memorial visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, in Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 1599 E. Sycamore St. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 29, with Life Celebration service thereafter. Pastor Lonnie Anderson will serve as Eulogist. Livestreaming will be available through www.bluittandson.com. The N.L. Bluitt Jr. Funeral Chapel Inc. is honored to serve the Harris family during their time of need.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2024 09:12:09 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/reba-harris-1090048120
<![CDATA[KING, Joan Sep 10, 1962 - Jun 16, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/joan-king-1090039995<![CDATA[

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Joan Renee King, 61, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Indiana University Health Hospital.She was born on Sept. 10, 1962, in Kokomo, to Frank and Shirley (Kitts) King. Joan graduated from Eastern High School in 1981. She worked as a custodian at Indiana University Kokomo for the past eight years. She attended Abundant Life Church.Survivors include her sons, Kamron, Aaron and Konner Wyant; her parents, Frank and Shirley King; and sisters, Robin Kingseed and Leslie King.A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, with Pastor Gary Hoover officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made out to Aaron Wyant to assist with end-of-life expenses. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2024 08:58:54 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/joan-king-1090039995
<![CDATA[HARLOW, Carolyn "Sue" Mar 7, 1937 - Jun 22, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/carolyn-sue-harlow-1090039987<![CDATA[

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Carolyn "Sue" Harlow, 87, of Tipton, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at her home.She was born March 7, 1937, in Kokomo, the daughter of the late Jesse and Florence (Garver) Welcher. On Dec. 18, 1953, she married James "Jim" Harlow at Rock Prairie Church, who preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2008.Sue was a homemaker and a farmer's wife most of her life. She was a member of Rock Prairie Church, Kokomo China Painting Guild, Community of Limetree Park, Longaberger Basket Club and the Tipton County Home Economics Club. She enjoyed ceramics, China painting, shopping and sewing as she made a lot of clothes over the years. Above all, Sue loved serving and spending time with her family. She volunteered many hours at Tipton Hospital, and was considered a greeter at church before greeting teams were put together. Sue is survived by her three sons, Jeff (Becky) Harlow, Brian (Rachelle) Harlow and Mike (Cris) Harlow, all of Tipton; two daughters, Bethany (Mike) Taylor, Tipton and Marcia (Tony) McCauley, Sharpsville; grandchildren, Will (Tricia) Harlow, Leslie (Curt) Raab, Jessica (Josh) Kluetz, Jennifer (Dave) Conrad, Adrianne Harlow, Ben (Jenee) Harlow, Shanna (Nate) Conner, Nicole (BJ) Dunham, Alisha (Trenton) Casler, Brian Strebin, Jake (Lucy) Taylor, Andrew (Natalie) McCauley, Katrina (Tom) Elliott, John (Ashley) Harlow, Luke (Kayla) Harlow, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Burden and Emily (Daniel) Preston; 39 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Norma Whitehead, Pat Fiscus, Chris Bogue, Karen Buck and Nina Smith. In addition to her husband, Jim; Sue was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenny Welcher; and grandchildren, Richard Harlow and Marci Strebin. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2024, at Rock Prairie Church, 421 Ash St., Tipton, with Sue's son, Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Burial will follow in Normanda Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, and from 10 a.m. until the start of the service on Friday, both at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Prairie Church in Sue's memory. The funeral service will also be available via webcast. A link will be available at the bottom of her obituary page at www.stoutandson.com beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stout & Son Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

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Tue, 25 Jun 2024 02:52:40 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/carolyn-sue-harlow-1090039987
<![CDATA[GOODSPEED, Max and Shirley Aug 29, 1934 - Jun 20, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/max-and-shirley-goodspeed-1090012090<![CDATA[

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Shirley Goodspeed, 87, Phoenix, Arizona, a strong woman of faith, has gone to her eternal home in Heaven. She passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from injuries suffered in a tragic automobile accident. Her husband, Max Goodspeed, was also injured in the accident and survived her by three weeks, soon catching up with her in Heaven on June 20, 2024.Born on June 28, 1936, in Roanoke, Indiana, Shirley was the daughter of the late Wiley and Lucille Jones. On July 4, 1954, she was married to Max Goodspeed, who was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of the late Paul and Laura Goodspeed.Surviving are three children: Stephen Goodspeed (Judy), Brenda Johnson (John) and Michael W. Goodspeed (Tonya); nine grandchildren: Michaela Cardwell, Jenna Daniel, Jessica Goodspeed, John Johnson, James Johnson, Michael Goodspeed, Matthew Goodspeed, Raleigh Brown and Savannah Brown; two great-grandchildren: Wesley and Oliver Goodspeed; and Shirley's brothers, Rex Jones (Norma), Gordon Jones, and Kermit Jones (Joyce); and her brothers, Rex Jones (Norma), Gordon Jones and Kermit Jones (Joyce).In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by his siblings: Vaughn Goodspeed (Betty), Kenneth Goodspeed, Robert Goodspeed (Mary) and Mildred Martin (Claude).A homemaker, Shirley's faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her love of family were the greatest priorities in her life. They were member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Kokomo. Max was an owner/operator truck driver for 37 years. Max was a man of good character who worked hard to provide for his family. Max was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Indiana National Guard. He was also a 47-year-member of the Kosciusko Masonic Lodge.Shirley and Max enjoyed 69 years together in marriage. They spent much of their early life together raising their family. Upon retirement, they traveled to all the United States that they had not yet visited. They eventually moved to warmer temperatures, first to Zephyrhills, Florida, and finally to Phoenix, Arizona.Max and Shirley enjoyed 69 years together in marriage. It is fitting that we celebrate them together in death at a double service at Church of The Good Shepherd, 800 E. Broadway, Logansport, at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, with Pastor Doug Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 9 - 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date.The Goodspeed family would like to thank everyone who has prayed for them throughout this difficult time.You may share memories, post photos and offer condolences on their Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 10:25:13 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/max-and-shirley-goodspeed-1090012090
<![CDATA[RATAJ, Mildred Mar 8, 1925 - Jun 18, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/mildred-rataj-1090011705<![CDATA[

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Mildred Elizabeth "Millie" Rataj, 99, a Kokomo, Indiana resident since 2012, passed away at 4:48 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Century Villa Health Care, in Greentown, Indiana.She was born March 8, 1925, in Berwyn, Illinois, the youngest of eight children born to John and Anna (Sevcik) Marecek. On Nov. 20, 1943, she married the love of her life, Henry Joseph Rataj, who preceded her in death on June 19, 2000.At an early age, Millie and her family were introduced to and put their faith in Jesus Christ through a missionary named Betty Moreland. This conversion changed everything. Our families are deeply grateful for the legacy of faith that was passed on to each of us as a result. Millie graduated from Harrison High School in 1943. Her graduation gift from Henry was a wedding proposal! Throughout her long life, she enjoyed serving in children's ministries in all the churches they attended. She planned all the children's musical programs and made lifelong friends with many of her co-workers. The Rataj family, Millie, Henry and three children, moved to California in 1954. There she worked as a travel agent (she was thrilled with the opportunity to lead a tour of the Holy Land in the 1960s!), a church secretary and a medical secretary. She had many interests in life, and writing her life story was one of the most important, especially as she neared the end of her life. She loved singing (especially hymns), reading the Bible and praying for her family and friends, spending time with family, playing Skip-Bo and Uno (especially with her dear friend Mina EVERY Sunday afternoon), finding bargains at estate sales and garage sales (especially clothes!), writing letters, scrapbooking, listening to John Hagee and David Jeremiah sermons, watching Hallmark movies and party planning. She was always the consummate hostess, and EVERYONE enjoyed coming to the Rataj parties! Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Warshawsky, Kathy O'Brien and Melanie (Dave) Vess; daughter-in-law, Ann Rataj; grandchildren, Wayne (Georgia) Warshawsky, Keith (Kathleen) Warshawsky, Cristie Jackson, Shannon (Dean) Rubin, Ryan (Kristen) Vess, Julie (Daniel) Drown and Brianna (David) Lambert; great-grandchildren, Macy Warshawsky, Braxton Warshawsky, Vanessa Madsen, Cayden Jackson, Kaileen Jackson, Conner Jackson, Korrey Housel, Spencer Rubin, Jake Rubin, Elizabeth "Ellie" Vess, Anastasia "Annie" Vess, Matthew Vess, Joseph "Joey" Drown, Simon Drown, April Lambert, Micah Lambert and Eli Lambert; recent cherished special friends, Pam Clark, Julie Hill, Mina and Joan Uren; and many beloved nieces and nephews throughout the country. In addition to her husband; she was preceded in death by her son, David Rataj; her parents; her siblings, infant sister, Anna, John (Christine) Marecek, Suzanna Bannister, Ann (Harold) Danner, Betty (Ed Carroll and Horace) Hamacher, Milan "Mike" (Addie) Marecek and Stephan "Steve" (Mickie) Marecek; her nieces, Sandra Danner Stewart, Eleanor (John) Hastings, Joanne (Doug) Thoma, and recently Violet Broschka; and dear friends, Eva Brenner and Alice Pecora. Our family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Compassus, especially Meagan and Taylor, who loved our mom to the end; the Century Fields and Century Villa staff and residents for their special care, love and friendship; Pam Clark for visiting and facilitating our last phone call with Mom; and all the Bible Baptist Church friends who visited her and loved on her during her final days. Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 04:38:08 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/mildred-rataj-1090011705
<![CDATA[WALTERS, Rita Dec 31, 1945 - Jun 19, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/rita-walters-1090011707<![CDATA[

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Rita Marie Walters, 78, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away June 19, 2024.She was born on Dec. 31, 1945, in Kokomo, Indiana the daughter of James Lindley Sr. and Marjorie (Pearcy) Lindley.A 1964 graduate of Northwestern High School, Rita retired from Delco Electronics after many years of employment, and was a member of UAW 292. A farm girl at heart, she shared many stories of growing up with her brothers and sisters on the family farm in Ervin Township. One that stood out was winning an onion-eating contest (you ate them like apples), while others provided a glimpse of daily life in a large farm family. She carried the faith and values she learned as a child into adult life, shoring them up with a love of the Indiana countryside and a strong belief in the value of hard work. She was deeply committed to her roles of wife, mother and grandmother, and loved to be involved however she could. She was a leader for both Brownies and Cub Scouts. She was a big supporter of youth sports, encouraging her kids to participate year-round, and especially enjoyed running the concession stand at Northwestern's ball diamonds for several summers. Later, she volunteered at Howard elementary, relishing the opportunity to be around children again. She also volunteered at Hillsdale UMC alongside her sister, Karen.She had a surprising sense of humor that was revealed in unexpected ways. Whether it was getting into character at Halloween or making some unusual cakes for parties with her co-workers, she found ways to make her work at Delco more enjoyable. She was fascinated by television shows, where she could watch how medical procedures were done or learn more about other places. She dreamed of adventures and exploring the U.S. and the world. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to read and learn, and to see and experience all that was out there, while still embracing Howard County as home. Rita is survived by her children, Rhonda Walters, Rodney and Debbie Walters and Regina Walters; her grandchildren, Justin Walters, Jon Walters and James Walters; and her former husband, Randy Walters.Other surviving relatives include, Bonnie Butler, Pat and Andy Anderson, Audrey Burkhalter, Jim and Linda Lindley, Keith and Pam Lindley, and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her former in-laws, Mike and Peggy Walters, and their family.Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Marjorie Lindley; her sister, Karen Jarrett; her brothers-in-law, Fred Jarrett and Ed Burkhalter; her infant granddaughter, Courtney Walters; and her former father- and mother-in-law - Donald "Pete" and Bonnie Walters.Rita's children would like to thank their father, Randy Walters, for all the care and assistance he provided during Rita's last years. We are also thankful for the many caring professionals at Five Star Residences of Northwoods, Community Howard, Sycamore Village Care Center and Paradigm Health.Rita Marie, a beloved pearl of great price.There will be a time of visitation for Rita on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. There will be a time of sharing for family and friends at 1 p.m. Burial will follow to Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 04:18:48 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/rita-walters-1090011707
<![CDATA[FOWLER, Margaret May 16, 1932 - May 30, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/margaret-fowler-1090001522<![CDATA[

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.Margaret was born in Welland, Ontario, Canada, to Frank and Julia Kuti. Margaret married her high school sweetheart, John "Jack" Fowler, on Aug. 25, 1951. They started their family in Canada, then moved to Ohio in 1966. In 1972, they moved to Kokomo, Indiana, where Margaret started The Gallery on the corner of Main and Markland. She had a passion for sharing her knowledge of art, and taught oil painting and china painting to adults and children for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Jack Fowler; her daughter, Sandy Fowler; her granddaughter, Lindsay Ousley and her husband, Ben Ousley; three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Clayton and Wyatt Ousley.She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Fowler; and grandson, James Fowler. She will be treasured and missed. The family will have a private celebration of her life.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Hospital.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/margaret-fowler-1090001522
<![CDATA[HUGHES, Marilyn Apr 12, 1936 - Jun 19, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/marilyn-hughes-1090001512<![CDATA[

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Marilyn Fay Hughes, 88, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away June 19, 2024, at her home.She was born on April 12, 1936, in Elwood, Indiana, the daughter of Charles W. and Deloris Faucett (Welch). In 1954, she married Cecil Hughes, who preceded her in death in 2012. Marilyn graduated from Kokomo High School. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved gardening and her pet cats. Marilyn was a NASCAR fan.Surviving relatives include four sons, Michael Hughes (Gloria) of Cordele, Georgia, Timothy Hughes of Kokomo, Indiana. David Hughes (Sheila) of Kokomo, Indiana, Rich Hughes (Sandy) of Kokomo, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Pat Miller of Kokomo, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Allen and Donald Hughes; sister, Judy Wilson; and brother, Dave Faucett.Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary. Funeral services 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2024 05:37:32 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/marilyn-hughes-1090001512
<![CDATA[SCHROETER, Rudolf Nov 5, 1933 - Jun 18, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/rudolf-schroeter-1090001507<![CDATA[

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Rudolf Hans "Rudy" Schroeter, 90, Kokomo, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo.He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Kokomo, the son of the late Hans and Clara (Sommer) Schroeter. On April 25, 1953, he married Betty Ann Burt, who survives.Our dad loved the Lord, our mom and his family. He loved farming, fishing, the Indy 500, watching grandkids' and great-grandkids' activities, a pool game with grandsons, 4-H cattle and pig shows, duck hunting, a good Polka band, Purdue football and basketball, vacations in Wisconsin, Florida and Tennessee, the annual Canada fishing trip, a truck with a topper, our annual fish fry, Braunschweiger with onions on rye bread, a shot of Peppermint Schnapps, ice cream, popcorn and an occasional cigar. Along with his wife of 71 years, Betty; Rudy is also survived by his daughters, Lyn Schroeter, Lisa (Bruce) Bryant and Lori (Chip) Cravens; grandchildren, Aaron Whitehead, Chad (Karen) Cravens, Clint (Emily) Cravens, Andrew (Ann) Bryant, Justin (Allie) Bryant and Travis (Hannah) Bryant; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Hildegard Burgess. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Johanna Finley; and granddaughter, Amie Hubbard. The family would like to thank everyone at Wellbrooke for their love and care.In keeping with Rudy's wishes, no public services will be held. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Thu, 20 Jun 2024 04:03:29 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/rudolf-schroeter-1090001507
<![CDATA[NAPIER, Betty Jun 5, 1939 - Jun 16, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/betty-napier-1089993625<![CDATA[

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Betty Jo Napier, 85, of Kokomo, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024, at her home.She was born on June 5, 1939, in Kettle, Kentucky, the daughter of the Rev. Belve and Florence Nannie (Siler) Sizemore. On Aug. 29, 1955, she married Robert "Bob" Lee Napier, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2022.Betty has received her healing, and is standing in the presence of her Heavenly Father. Many years ago, she put her trust in Jesus. When faced with cancer she took it in stride, witnessing and praying for those who too were going through treatments. Through it all she kept her Faith. Family was very important to her, she loved her girls, and God blessed her with wonderful sons-in-law. Betty of course spoiled her grandchildren, and was so excited when the great-grandchildren were born. She enjoyed it when the house was full, and all the families came together with laughter that filled the rooms. Betty missed her mother and father and spoke of them often, and how she would love to just talk to them again. When you asked her if she could change anything in her life her answer was always "Not one thing, I had a good life with Robert, and he was a good father and husband. We never worried about a thing." Betty was a Proverbs 31 woman, and loved going to church where she led the choir and taught a Sunday School Class. She was a member at Trinity Holiness Chapel, where she loved the fellowship and gathering with her church family.Betty is survived by her children, Sharon (Jimmy) Stevenson, Patricia "Pat" Napier and Tamara "Tammy" (Bill) Pinkston; her grandchildren, Josh (Candy) Stevenson, Jake (Lindsay) Stevenson, Abby (J.C.) Fleenor, and Jessie (Jorge) Becerril; her step-grandchildren, Kayla (Brad) Kidwell, Kevin (Mariah Walter) Smith and Drake (Aylen) Nichols; her great-grandchildren, Carter Stevenson, Austin Stevenson, Aubriana Stevenson and Arivah Fleenor; step-great-grandchildren, Abigal Gurner, Justice Gurner, August Kidwell and Hayden Smith; brothers, Billy Jack (Debbie) Sizemore and Ronnie (Debbie) Sizemore; sister-in-law, Marlene Napier and Barbara Sizemore; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Robert; Betty was preceded in death by her sisters, Shirley Sizemore, Barbara Sue Sizemore and Charolette Ann Sizemore; brothers, Belve Sizemore Jr., Randal Ray Sizemore and Paul Edwards Sizemore; sister-in-law, Berthe Napier; and niece, Betty Jean Hobbs.The family would like to thank those who prayed and came to visit Betty. A special thanks to longtime friend Sue Tayler, and Dennis and Tammy for being such good neighbors, Pastor Michael Perry and family, the hospice team who helped care for Betty, Dr. Sherri Nuss, Karen, Sue, Annie and Cathy. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Trinity Holiness Chapel, 10111 S. Lincoln Walnut St., Walton, IN, with Pastor Michael Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, www.app.etapestry.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 04:04:30 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/betty-napier-1089993625
<![CDATA[COFFEY, Cecil Dec 24, 1941 - Jun 17, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/cecil-coffey-1089985219<![CDATA[

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Cecil Andrew Coffey, 82, of Kokomo, Indiana, was called home June 17, 2024, at Waterford Place Health Campus, after a brief illness.He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on Dec. 24, 1941, the son of the late Cecil W. and Belva A. Coffey. On Sept. 17, 1960, he married the late Judith Kay (Chambers) Coffey.Cecil was a 1959 graduate of Western High School. He retired from Delco Electronics after 30-plus years of service. Cecil spent his time in security at the factory, but always enjoyed time farming on his home place that he loved so much. In his lifetime, he spent many hours following his children and grandchildren in their extracurricular activities. Later in his life, he enjoyed tractor pulls, sprint car races and time on his Harley Davidson.Cecil was a man of few words, but the knowledge that he shared was a blessing. He was a strong man, and he was most content with time spent on his porch talking with his family and friends.Cecil is survived by his three daughters, Janet K. (life partner, Carolyn Haynes) Coffey, Joan (Ryan) Shrock, Julie (Joe) Stephens; grandchildren, Cheyanne Shrock, Madison Dalton, Ainsley Dalton; brother, Capt. James G. McIntyre of San Diego, California; and several dear nieces and nephews.Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Kay Coffey; parents, Cecil and Belva Coffey; in-laws, Don and Margaret Chambers; sisters, Dr. Jeanne Southworth of Pittsburg, Marajean A. Morris of Carolina Beach; and several aunts, uncles and nephew.Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home - Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, IN 46979. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the funeral home with Scot Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation in memory of Cecil.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 09:56:22 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/cecil-coffey-1089985219
<![CDATA[DEGLER, Philip May 11, 1984 - Jun 15, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/philip-degler-1089985375<![CDATA[

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On Saturday, June 15, 2024, the communities of Elwood and Tipton mourned the loss of Philip Kyle Degler, 40, in a tragic traffic accident in Tipton County.He was born on May 11, 1984, in Tipton. He was a previous resident of Sharpsville and Greensburg before his untimely passing.Known affectionately as Kyle to his friends and colleagues (and Mr. Degler to his fortunate students), he dedicated the last six years of his life to educating young minds at Tipton Middle School, where he also served as football coach. Additionally, he lent his voice talents as the public address announcer for the Tipton High School Lady Devils Basketball Team.Kyle was an alumnus of Tri-Central High School from the Class of 2002, where he excelled both on the football field and as Senior Class President. Continuing his academic journey at Indiana University-Kokomo, Kyle graduated in 2006. In his leisure time, he found joy in rooting for the Colts during football season and cheering on IU basketball. Kyle shared memorable moments attending 311 concerts with Jimmy and Mary, and embraced recreational activities like golf and playing Xbox. Kyle's absolute favorite activity was spending time with his children; they were the center of his life.Left to cherish Kyle's memory are his parents, Marita and Joe Stull of Elwood, Indiana; his father, Carl Degler of Cape Coral, Florida; his three adored children: Elizabeth Grace Degler (age 11), Elyse Jane Degler (age 6) and Easton Wayne Degler (age 5); sisters, Kaitlyn and Travis Kramer of Frankfort and Jessica Degler, and Jessica's fiancé, John Magallanes of Noblesville, Indiana; and nieces and nephew, Caralinne (age 10), Finnleigh (age 8) and Waylon Kramer (age 7). His memory is further honored by his maternal grandparents, Max and Vera Scott of Kokomo; and paternal grandparents, Bill and Cherry Degler of Kokomo, Indiana. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Sarah Degler; Sarah's parents, Bob and Suzie Studler of Shelbyville; and her brother, Sam Studler and wife, Sydney and their children, Marshall and Mosely.A memorial service to celebrate Kyle's life will take place on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m., at the Tipton School auditorium, under the guidance of the Rev. Mandie Gould Willoughby. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 2-7 p.m. on Thursday at the auditorium. Attendees are kindly requested to access the complex from drive 4 off of Park Road, to park in back and use door G next to the auditorium for entry during the visitation or service period.Memorial denotations to honor Kyle should be made to the Degler Kids College Memorial Fund c/o First Farmers Bank & Trust, 825 W. Jefferson St., Tipton, IN 46072. Condolences for Kyle's family may be left on his obituary page at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, www.young-nichols.com.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 09:10:10 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/philip-degler-1089985375
<![CDATA[GRANT, Sandra "Sandy" Dec 5, 1941 - Jun 16, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sandra-sandy-grant-1089985216<![CDATA[

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Sandra "Sandy" Grant, 82, of Kokomo, passed away peacefully at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo, on Sunday, June 16, 2024, after a short illness.She was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Rankin, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Edward Michael Schaeffer Sr. and Florence V. (Fleming) Schaeffer. On Dec. 10, 1975, she married Talmadge A. Grant, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1998. Sandy was a 1969 graduate of Kokomo High School, then attended Indiana University of Kokomo in the Seiberling Mansion. She lived in Chicago before pursuing a master's degree at the University of South Florida in education. She retired from Seffner Elementary after teaching for 30 years.She was full of life, energy, intelligence, love and compassion. She was an eager volunteer. She served in The Teachers Union, The League of Women Voters, as a tour guide at the Seiberling Mansion and on the editorial board of several newspapers. She registered voters weekly at the Farmers Market (with her little dog, Bo). She taught at the Literacy Coalition, and she opened her home to foreign exchange students. Sandy attended Brookside Free Methodist Church, and more recently joined Christ Lutheran Church. Above all, she loved Jesus. She longed for heaven in her last days, as she found comfort in Psalms 23 and old hymns.She is survived by Talmadge's daughters, Linda Cameron, Brenda Raby (and her daughter, Tia) and Wanda Huntley (husband, Greg and son, Adam), all of Florida; sister, Carol Brown, and sister in-law, Judy Schaeffer Sargent, both of Kokomo. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends who will cherish the memories of time spent with her and the lessons she taught us.Sandra is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Talmadge Grant; son-in-law, Dwight Cameron; her siblings, Edward "Mike" Schaeffer Jr. (Melba), Gordon Schaeffer (Marge, Barbara), Clara "Lucille" Fellow (Charles), Margie Eileen Geary (Tom), Nancy Elise Bowser (Jack Sr.), Marilyn "Ruth" Bitner (Arvin, Ralph), Jerry Dale Schaeffer; and brother-in-law, Max Brown.There will be a time of visitation Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, 3401 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Paulette Stahlke officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society or The Literacy Coalition. For the full obituary, please visit www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 04:42:42 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sandra-sandy-grant-1089985216
<![CDATA[BRYANT, Sun Jun 16, 1949 - Jun 15, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sun-bryant-1089985276<![CDATA[

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Sun Ye (Yun) Bryant, 75, of Peru, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, 2024, to be with the Lord, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.Sun was born in Korea on June 16, 1949. On July 14, 1974, Sun married the love of her life, Jerry L. Bryant, and he survives.Sun worked at W.C. Redmon Company, where she manufactured baskets for more than 20 years. In her free time, Sun had a passion for gardening and anything nature. Sun loved life and everyone in it. She enjoyed watching the birds and spending time with her dogs. Her most cherished pastime was spent with her loving husband, Jerry. They enjoyed nearly 50 years of marriage together. Sun was devoted in her faith, and deeply loved her church family. Sun was a member of Kokomo Assembly of God in Kokomo, and First Christian Church in Peru. A funeral service honoring the life of Sun will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Riverview Funeral Home, located at 421 W. Canal St., Peru, with Pastor Paul In Cho, and Pastor Jim Loft officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Mexico, Indiana. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2024, at Riverview Funeral Home.The family asks that all friends and family wear casual clothing for both funeral services and for visitation. Riverview Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.Messages of condolences may be made online at www.Riverviewfhperu.com.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sun-bryant-1089985276
<![CDATA[SPANGLER, Norma Jean Nov 4, 1932 - Jun 14, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/norma-jean-spangler-1089968087<![CDATA[

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Norma Jean (Durr) Spangler, 91, of Kokomo, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Century Villa Health Care & Rehab. She was born on November 4, 1932, the daughter of John Sylvester and Rosa Mae (Grau) Durr. On April 6, 1952, she married Charles Henry Spangler, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 2022.Norma graduated from Northwestern High School in 1950 and was the class Valedictorian. She previously worked at Stellite and did the bookkeeping for the family farm and Spangler Seed Co. Norma enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and freezing. She loved being a farmer's wife, spending time with her family, and her pets, especially her co*ckatiel. Norma was a lifelong member of the Kokomo Zion Church where she provided many funeral dinners with the help of Kokomo Zion's women's group.Norma is survived by her children, Dr. Greg Spangler, Mike (Pami) Spangler, and Susan (Curt) Silvey; brother-in-law, John Troyer; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.Along with her husband Charles, Norma was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Spangler; siblings, Wilford Durr, Mary Richey, and Baby Durr; and sibling-in-laws, Mary Kendall, Ruth Moore, June Troyer, Norma Lamb, and Eugene Spangler.A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at Kokomo Zion Church, 5051 E 400 N., Kokomo, with Pastor Jeanne Winter officiating. Burial will follow in Kokomo Zion Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Kokomo Zion Church. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com

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Sun, 16 Jun 2024 06:46:56 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/norma-jean-spangler-1089968087
<![CDATA[HAMILTON, Penny D. Jan 3, 1954 - Jun 14, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/penny-d-hamilton-1089968081<![CDATA[

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Penny D. Hamilton, 70, of Russiaville, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024. She was born on January 3, 1954, the daughter of Philip Dimitt and Mabel Ileen (Bitner) Johnson. On July 20, 1979, she married Terry L. Hamilton in Noblesville, and he survives.Penny graduated from Kokomo High School in 1972. She worked for 20 years in production for General Motors- Delco. Penny previously worked as an in-home health care taking care of elderly people. She enjoyed her flower garden, quilting and being with her friends.Along with her husband Terry, she is survived by her daughters, Amy Wilson and Kacey Hamilton; grandchildren, Andrew (Kylie Thompson) Boles, Christopher Wilson, Evan Wilson and Aiden Hamilton; and great grandchildren, Kynslee Boles, Jaxson Boles and Maddox Boles.Penny was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Dennis Dimitt, Philip Dimitt and Freddie Dimitt.A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans, https://vva.org/donate/. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Sat, 15 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/penny-d-hamilton-1089968081
<![CDATA[DRIGGS JR., Don]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/don-driggs-jr-1089954528<![CDATA[

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Flora — Don J. Driggs Jr., 83, of Flora, Indiana, passed away on April 21, 2024, in Florida.With his passing, he was able to join the love of his life, Marijo Driggs. Don was born on Feb. 8, 1941, and served in the National Guard. He spent 30 years of his life as a dedicated supervisor for the Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana. Don was a 1959 graduate of Flora High School, and received an associate's degree from Ball State University.Don was an avid Cubs fan. He spent many years coaching youth baseball in Flora, and was a positive influence in many boys' lives. After retirement, Don and Marijo enjoyed continual visits to Disney World. Most of all he loved spending as much time as possible with his family. Making the people around him happy was his true joy in life.He is survived by his son, Dale Driggs (Jackie) of West Lafayette; his daughter, Melissa Garber of Flora; and his grandchildren, Jackson, Dawson, Dash and Allison. Don had one brother, Dave (Shelley) of Sharpsville.Don was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Marijo, as well as his parents, Don J. and Mary Elizabeth Driggs.The Driggs family invite friends to gather Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Tropical Moments, 275 S. 500 East, Flora, IN 46929 to share memories about Don and Marijo life's. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.wheelerfamilyfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2024 07:05:51 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/don-driggs-jr-1089954528
<![CDATA[OFF, George Oct 31, 1932 - Jun 12, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/george-off-1089946051<![CDATA[

George E. Off, 91, of Tipton, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.George worked at Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo for 36 years, retiring in 1995, and he was also a farmer. He is survived by his two children, Nancy Silvey and husband Rick of Tipton, and Ed Off and wife Laura of Sharpsville; four grandchildren, Bryce Silvey and wife Miranda, Tipton, Andrea Wesner and husband Andy, Tipton, Natosha Woods and husband Matt, Kokomo, and Jonathan Off and wife Elaine, Greentown; and nine great-grandchildren.Funeral services for George will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ashley Sherard presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton, with military honors provided by the Tipton American Legion and the U.S. Army. Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:04:39 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/george-off-1089946051
<![CDATA[SNODGRASS, Peggy Jul 31, 1931 - Jun 4, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/peggy-snodgrass-1089946055<![CDATA[

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Peggy Anne Snodgrass, 92, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away June 4, 2024.She was born on July 31, 1931, in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of Chester and Violet (Burgin) Gang. She married the late Jack Snodgrass in October 1951. She worked for GM and Chippendale Golf Course. Peggy loved to read and play cards.She is survived by her children, Vicki Lytle, Roger Snodgrass; grandchildren, Steve (Jennifer) Switzer, Christin (Dan) Johns, Eddie (Kasey) Miller, Travis Miller; great-grandchildren, Casey Switzer, Luke Miller, Travis Miller Jr.Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Jack; siblings, Bob Gang, June Adams; daughter, Jill Miller.Visitation will take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, followed by a graveside service at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/peggy-snodgrass-1089946055
<![CDATA[EADS, Earl Oct 15, 1942 - May 25, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/earl-eads-1089937483<![CDATA[

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Lew Eads of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on May 25, 2024.He was at home, surrounded with love, and his beloved family by his side. Born Earl Lewis Eads on Oct. 15, 1942, in Kokomo, Indiana, Lew was 81 years old. Lew grew up in Kokomo, graduating from Kokomo High School in 1960. He later graduated from Purdue University, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree. Lew joined General Motors, where he worked in marketing and advertising for the bulk of his career. After leaving General Motors, Lew opened his own media consulting firm. Lew married Pat Burke in 1994, and subsequently moved to Florida. With Pat, he helped to raise and train service dogs for people with disabilities and veterans. Lew was the "Founding Father" of the Colonial Charitable Foundation. Lew was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie (Price) and Jack Eads, and his brother, David Eads (Pat).He is survived by his beloved wife, Pat Burke; his first wife, Jill Woodward (of Kokomo); his sister, Marrietta Harrold; his children; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.A service to honor and celebrate Lew's life will be held Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church at 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI 48009.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Lew Eads to Dogs Inc. (formerly Southeastern Guide Dogs), www.dogsinc.org, 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, FL 34221, 941-729-5665.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/earl-eads-1089937483
<![CDATA[GOTTIAUX, Tonia Oct 3, 1952 - Jun 11, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/tonia-gottiaux-1089937473<![CDATA[

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Tonia Mae Gottiaux, 71, of Frankfort, died June 11, 2024, at her home.She was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Tipton County, Indiana, to Russell and Alberta (Shuppard) Williams.Tonia attended Lewis Cass High School, and had lived in Kokomo, Bloomington and Logansport, and in 2017, she moved to Frankfort. She had been a bartender for Ned's Corner Pub in Kokomo for many years. She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. Tonia was an artist, and loved plants, gardening and The Beatles. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.She is survived by her daughter, Leila (Matt) Brooke of rural Frankfort; daughter-in-law, Shelley Barker of Fort Wayne; sister, Donna Finley of Kentucky; brother, Russell Williams Jr. of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Gregory (Vanesa) Henderson of Fort Wayne, Steven (Sophia) Henderson of Marion, Madeline Henderson of Kokomo, Martin Alexander of Los Angeles, California, Jacquiline Cronartie of Arizona, Gavin Barker of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Aliyah Henderson, Lukas Henderson, Noey Barker, Alonzo Cronartie and Jade Cronartie; nieces and nephews, Joscena Finley of Kentucky, Michael Finley of Florida, Johnny Ousley of Burlington, Troy Ousley of Peru, Dustina Ousley of Kokomo and Jasmine Wood of Indianapolis; bonus children, Angela Stephens of Kokomo, Ronda (Dodrill) Renner of San Antionio, Texas, and Cynthia (Lawson) Williams of Kokomo.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kevin Barker; sister, Sueann Ousley; nephew, Tony Finley; and niece, Laricia Finley.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Please visit www.goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 09:11:21 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/tonia-gottiaux-1089937473
<![CDATA[MARTIN, Carol Apr 7, 1931 - Jun 6, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/carol-martin-1089928418<![CDATA[

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Carol Anne Martin, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Sun City West, Arizona.She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was born in Russiaville, Indiana, to George and Melba (Lewis) McCoy, on April 7, 1931. She married (Earl) Wayne Martin of Kokomo, Indiana, on Nov. 22, 1950, and they raised three children together, Greg (Patty) Martin of Avon, Indiana, Karen Martin of Surprise, Arizona, and Doug (Danita Lively) Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana. Carol was an administrative secretary at Tipton (Indiana) Junior High School, First Presbyterian Church (Kokomo, Indiana) and Community Church of Sun Village (Surprise, Arizona).Carol and Wayne both retired in 1990 and moved to Surprise, Arizona. Carol loved to read, watch Western movies, eat at her favorite restaurants, go to concerts and take day trips across Arizona with her daughter, Karen. She loved to visit local parks and watch for wildlife. She had a wonderfully funny sense of humor, which her children have all carried on. Carol was considered "Mom" and frequently called that by many of her younger friends. She was caring and generous to everyone she knew. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; and her sister, Linda McCoy Menefee.She is survived by her three children, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two nieces and several cousins.Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home - Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, IN 46979. Funeral service will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Henry Favorite officiating. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the nonprofit agency that serves Carol's favorite park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park: www.wtmconservancy.org/get-involved/donate. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 09:30:44 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/carol-martin-1089928418
<![CDATA[BANDY, Callie Mar 13, 1936 - Jun 9, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/callie-bandy-1089928484<![CDATA[

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Callie L. Bandy, 88, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at her home.She was born in Portland, Tennessee, on March 13, 1936, to the late Ira and Lula Johnnie (Suttle) Williamson. She married Milton Wayne "Pop" Bandy Sr. on July 17, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1992.Callie was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed working puzzles, drinking Coca Cola, going to garage sales, going out to eat and watching "Gunsmoke." Callie is survived by her children, Milton Wayne (Kathryn) Bandy Jr. and Debbie Darlene (Curtis A. Wright) Bandy; grandchildren, Katryna (Benjamin) Booker, Christopher (Ashley) Bandy and Aleeza (John) Commons; great-grandchildren, Briana Booker, Braedyn Booker, Raelynn Trent, Madilyn Bandy and Ryker Commons; brother, Jack Williamson; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters.A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, with Pastor Vic Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help assist the family with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 08:40:15 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/callie-bandy-1089928484
<![CDATA[HONEAS, Miriam Aug 2, 1932 - Jun 6, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/miriam-honeas-1089911734<![CDATA[

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Miriam L. Honeas, 91, of Greentown, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo. She was born on August 2, 1932, in Converse, Indiana, to the late Omen and Mildred (Miller) Graf. On October 9, 1953, Miriam married John Franklin Honeas, and he proceeded her in death on April 16, 2018.After graduating high school, Miriam went on to work as a loan officer for Union Bank. In her spare time, she loved to collect miniature shoes and Precious Moments dolls. Miriam enjoyed going to flea markets and attending her grandkids' activities. She loved to sew, quilt and play bingo.Miriam is survived by her children, Debbie (Jim) Pittman and Rex (Karen) Honeas; grandchildren, Lacy (Joseph) Alexander, Alisha Puller, Kristopher (Tristan) Honeas, Kyle (Amber) Honeas, Jr. Honeas, and Brady Honeas; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Bernard (Mary Jo) Graf; daughter-in-law, Vicky Honeas; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents; son, Dale Honeas; and siblings, Donald Graf, Jack Graf, Bob Graf, Omen Jr. Graf, Wanda J. Graf.The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Primrose and Compassus Hospice for their care and compassion during their time of need.A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, Indiana, 46936, with Pastor John Murdoch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral, on Wednesday, at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

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Sun, 9 Jun 2024 06:32:20 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/miriam-honeas-1089911734
<![CDATA[PAUL, Cindy May 16, 1964 - Jun 6, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/cindy-paul-1089911730<![CDATA[

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Cindy Lynn (Pate) Paul, 60, of Greentown, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at her home. She was born on May 16, 1964, in Winchester, Indiana. She grew up in the loving home of her mother Sandy and Roy Fisher. On August 8, 1981, she married Daryl W. Paul, in Carlos, Indiana, and he survives.Cindy was a devout Christian. She liked to go nature hiking, observing all of God's creatures. She supported various animal rescue charities. She loved to express her artistic talents by taking pictures, sewing and painting. Cindy is survived by her mother Sandy, her loving husband of 42 years, Daryl; children, Sara Marie Green and Zachary Vincent Paul; grandchildren, Sierra Lynn Paul, D'onte Green, Jade Green, Dominic Paul, Vena Paul, and Emberly Paul; brother David (Angie) Fisher, two nieces, and one nephew. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Roy.A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Marion VA Medical Center - Chapel, located at 1700 East 38th St., Marion, Indiana, 46953. Burial will follow in Marion National Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, on Monday, at the Marion VA Medical Center - Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research or Best Friends Animal Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

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Sun, 9 Jun 2024 06:28:54 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/cindy-paul-1089911730
<![CDATA[SMITH, Catherine "Cathy" Jan 1, 1975 - Jun 6, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/catherine-cathy-smith-1089911708<![CDATA[

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Catherine "Cathy" Jo Smith, 49, of Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at her home. She was born on January 1, 1975, in Kokomo, the daughter of Gregory Curtis and Georgiana Maxine (Munsey) Lamb. Cathy graduated from Kokomo High School in 1993. She then earned her Bachelor of Science degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012. Cathy worked in Human Resources for Ferrell Gas. She previously worked at Westminster Village, Veteran's Home and Salin Bank & Trust. Cathy is survived by her children Christian and Xavier Smith; mother, Georgiana Lamb; sister, Heather (Dewayne) Rust; brother, Gregory (Nicole) Lamb; nieces and nephews, Sarah Paul, Samantha (James) Crews, Alexander Lamb, Andrew Lamb, and Nora Lamb; and great nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Jacob, Hayven, Kristopher, Kaidyn, Kamryn, Delilah, Everliegh, and Jaidyn.Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Gregory Lamb, and grandmothers, Bonnie M. Wirtz and Nancy Lee Heltsley.A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with pastor Jason Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Sat, 8 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/catherine-cathy-smith-1089911708
<![CDATA[GRIDER, Diana "Di" Jan 24, 1949 - Jun 5, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/diana-di-grider-1089898861<![CDATA[

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Diana "Di" Lynn Grider, 75, of Russiaville, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at her home.She was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Kokomo, the daughter of the late William M. and Marjorie E. (Eaton) Scircle. On June 3, 1967, at Scircleville United Methodist Church, she married Larry A. Grider, and he survives. Di was a graduate of Clinton Central High School. She worked as a legal secretary for several years, and retired from Delco Electronics after 15 years of service. Di enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and traveling, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.In addition to her husband, Larry, Di is survived by her son, Bart (Michelle) Grider; grandson, Clayton Grider; sisters, Marlene Boyd, Jane Mitchell and Brenda Smith; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Di was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brian S. Grider; and grandparents, Laurel and Beatrice Grant, Cormel and Stella Scircle, and Everett and Esther Eaton. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, with Chaplain Andrew Winey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/donate, in Diana's memory. Stout & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

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Fri, 7 Jun 2024 03:13:56 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/diana-di-grider-1089898861
<![CDATA[MAUPIN, Michael "Mike" Jul 20, 1962 - Jun 3, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/michael-mike-maupin-1089890984<![CDATA[

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Michael "Mike" Wendell Maupin, 61, of Galveston, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2024, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on July 20, 1962, the son of the late Wendell William and Beverly Jo (Wiebers) Maupin. On June 18, 2011, he married Amanda Renee Miller, and she survives.Mike was a 1981 graduate of Kokomo High School. He achieved a Master's in education, along with degrees in history and special education from Indiana University and Ball State University. Mike's career in teaching consisted of working as a teacher's aide at Western School Corp., Hamilton Heights Primary School and at Tri-Central School Corp. He retired from the Indiana Department of Corrections Juvenile Division, where he served as the Director of Testing for 26 years.Mike was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo. He was passionate about fishing, boating and listening to music. He took great pride in mowing his yard. Mike was known for having the best "dad" jokes, and had a great sense of humor. He will be remembered for being the best "Nunkie" to his nieces and nephews.In addition to his wife, Amanda, Mike is survived his children, Joshua (Amanda) Maupin, Chelsea (Francis McDonnell) Maupin, David Maupin; brother, Mark (Lori) Maupin; mother-in-law, Judi (Dan) Arendt; father-in-law, Ray (Linda) Miller; stepmother, Reita Maupin; sisters-in-law, Angela Collins, Jeanette Grau; brothers-in-law, Timothy (Diane) Miller, Douglas McPherson; stepbrother, Kent Heavlin; stepsister, Lisa Nelson; nieces, Tressie Hanson, Maci Maupin, Chelsea Johnson, Sydney Collins; nephews, Brent (Kayla) Byrd, Paul (Krista) Byrd; great-nieces and great-nephew, Meela Hanson, Hunter Johnson, Raelyn Quirk, Kenley Johnson, Paisley VanDorn.He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Beverly Maupin; paternal grandparents, Wendell and Bertha Maupin; maternal grandparents, Burt and Helen Wiebers; and nephew-in-law, Kent Hanson.Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2024, at Stout & Son Funeral Home - Russiaville Chapel, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, IN 46979. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the funeral home, with Pastor Keith Mosier officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

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Thu, 6 Jun 2024 08:49:23 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/michael-mike-maupin-1089890984
<![CDATA[MCKOON, Max Nov 24, 1954 - Jun 3, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/max-mckoon-1089881339<![CDATA[

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Max Dee McKoon, 69, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away June 3, 2024.He was born Nov. 24, 1954, in Kokomo, the son of Carl Durfee and Emma J. (Troyer) McKoon. He retired from Chrysler in 2004, and also proudly served his country in the Air Force Reserves as a jet engine mechanic. He was a 1973 graduate of Haworth High School, and received and Associate's degree from Indiana University of Kokomo. He was an avid music lover, and enjoyed painting and the arts. He also enjoyed bicycling around town. He was known by many for his karaoke singing, and socializing at various taverns.Max is survived by daughter, Andrea McKoon; daughter, Kasey McKoon Catt and husband, Jeffrey; siblings, Nancy (Jim) Guthrie, Carlene Nearon; grandchildren, Dylan McKoon, Brooklyn Adams, Aidyn McKoon, Oliver Anderson; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David McKoon, Carl McKoon, Buck McKoon and Cecil McKoon.Visitation will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo. Share a memory with the family at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

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Wed, 5 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/max-mckoon-1089881339
<![CDATA[BLACKFORD, Ryan Mar 25, 1977 - May 21, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/ryan-blackford-1089881285<![CDATA[

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Ryan Christopher Blackford, 47, of Mexico, Indiana, passed away around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in the comfort of his home.Born on March 25, 1977, he was the son of Russell Blackford and the late Kristine (Kessler) Preston. On April 25, 2015, he married the love of his life, Danialle Blackford, and she survives.Ryan was a man known for his sense of humor and outgoing personality. Though in confidence he would tell you that he wasn't always comfortable meeting new people, you would never know it. He was instantly engaging and friendly, and always witty.Ryan was also well-known for his love of cooking, and for the delicious food he made for his beloved family and friends. Every night he had a wonderful meal prepared for his family. His food was not only always tasty and seasoned to perfection, but it was also a great source of comfort to his whole family, and it is something they will miss forever.Ryan was able to fix just about anything, whether it be around the house or mechanical. He even fixed the broken lights that his wife brought home from a garage sale! Ryan graduated from Motorcycle Mechanic's Institute, Orlando, Florida, in 2005. He was always helping friends and family in need with his skills and expertise. His most recent project was fixing up a boat for himself and his family, and though he was unfortunately never able to enjoy the fruits of his labor, members of his family will be taking the boat out to the lake this summer to scatter some of his ashes.Some of Ryan's other hobbies included camping, fishing and going to the races.Ryan had several mechanical occupations over the years, but for the past 12 years he was a forklift technician, eventually starting his own business, Rad Forklift Repair. Most recently while he was sick, he worked part-time for his cousin's business, Quality Forklift Repair.Survivors include his wife, Danialle Blackford; his son and daughter, Jacob and Alexandria Blackford; his father, Russell (Amber) Blackford, from whom he got his love of cooking and fixing things, and his sense of humor; his in-laws, Terry and Pam Saylor, and Sonny Arwood; his sisters, Hyde Heckman and Emily Deming; and his sister- and brother-in-law, Brandi and Dave Mathis, whom he was very close with. Special thank you to those two; they were there for Ryan and his family the entire time in the weeks leading up to his death, even staying at home with Ryan and his family the entire time he was in hospice. Ryan is also survived by his neighbors/ close friends who are more like family, Steve and Evey Paul; and his beloved dog, Marley.Ryan is survived by a host of others, including nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.Ryan was preceded in death by his big brother, Russell Blackford Jr., who passed away 30 years ago this July; his younger sister, Tara Miller, who passed away in 2016; his mother, Kristine (Kessler) Preston, who passed away in 2020; his maternal and paternal grandparents; his nephew, baby Riley, who passed away in 2007; and his cat, Charlotte, who passed away unexpectedly just a few days before he did (his family never told him, imagine his shock when he got to Heaven!).A celebration of life cookout will take place from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2024, at the Blackford residence, Mexico, Indiana. If you wish, you may bring flowers, potted plants or yard plants."I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure if you die, the cancer also dies at exactly the same time. So that, to me, is not a loss, that's a draw." — Norm Macdonald

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Wed, 5 Jun 2024 09:20:19 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/ryan-blackford-1089881285
<![CDATA[KRALL, Marilyn May 14, 1946 - Jun 4, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/marilyn-krall-1089881291<![CDATA[

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Marilyn Sue Krall, 78, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on June 4, 2024.She was born on May 14, 1946, in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of Thomas and Lucille Pickering (Morris). On May 1, 1965, she married Robert Krall, who survives. Marilyn retired from Delco Electronics after 30 years of service. She was the past honor queen of Jobs Daughters. Marilyn enjoyed NASCAR, traveling out west and going to Disney World. She also enjoyed collecting Boyd's Bears. Surviving relatives include her husband, Robert Krall of Kokomo, Indiana; son, Jeff Krall of Noblesville, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Massiel Krall; sister, Cindy Gibson of Colorado; twin brother, Marvin Pickering of Kokomo, Indiana; brother, Thomas "Joe" Pickering of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Zachrey Krall, Kelsie Krall; six great-grandchildren; nephew, Billy Gibson; and nieces, Wendy Howell, Jennifer and Leigh Ann.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Mathew Krall; and niece, Jill Gibson.Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana. www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Wed, 5 Jun 2024 09:06:09 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/marilyn-krall-1089881291
<![CDATA[KUNKLE, Geraldine May 8, 1921 - Jun 4, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/geraldine-kunkle-1089881298<![CDATA[

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Geraldine "Jerri" Louise (Fisher) Kunkle, 103, of Peru, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Dukes Memorial Hospital.She was born on May 8, 1921, in Amboy, Indiana, to Floyd L. Fisher and Golda Marie (Elshire) Fisher. Jerri married Gerald M. Kunkle on April 4, 1942. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1986.Jerri worked several different places throughout the years. She was employed as a secretary to Mr. Honeywell in Wabash, Indiana. She also worked in the Butler Township Trustees Office, the Cutler Swingle Chrysler Auto Agency and Berkshire's Law Office as a secretary. Jerri volunteered for many years as a Pink Lady at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed traveling and was a member of the First Christian Church in Peru.She is survived by her son, Alan (Marie) Kunkle of Kokomo, Indiana; grandsons, Jeff (Tia) Langdon of Indiantown, South Carolina, Craig (Julie) Kunkle of Carmel, Indiana; and granddaughter, Jenn (Tracey) Kunkle of Sacramento, California. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Tilly, Harry, Bobby and Dotty Kunkle, and Alyssa, Emily and Joshua Langdon.Jerri was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald; her daughter, Karen Kunkle Langdon; and her brother, Gerald "Scotty" Fisher.Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, Indiana. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor George McCarty officiating. Burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dukes Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and Miami County YMCA Transit.Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

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Wed, 5 Jun 2024 08:44:33 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/geraldine-kunkle-1089881298
<![CDATA[SHELTON, Derrick Jul 25, 1965 - May 9, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/derrick-shelton-1089881342<![CDATA[

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Derrick Shelton was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the youngest of four children from the marriage of Horace and Irene Shelton.The Shelton family left Alabama for Indiana when Derrick was a child. Derrick attended Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church of Kokomo, Indiana, with his family. Derrick accepted Christ at an early age, and again later in life. Derrick briefly served in the U.S. Navy shortly after high school.Derrick permanently moved to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in the early 1990s, and rarely returned to Indiana. As such, our family's most memorable times with Derrick were during his formative years in Kokomo, Indiana. Derrick was a multi-sport athlete. Everyone knows Hoosiers take high school football seriously. We recall Derrick's football accomplishments being featured many times in the Kokomo Tribune: "Six county runners have rambled for at least 100 yards. Taylor's Derrick Shelton leads that pack with 194 yards on 30 carries." — Kokomo Tribune, Aug. 31, 1983. He also wrestled and played the trombone. Derrick is a 1984 graduate of Taylor High School, Kokomo, Indiana.Derrick spent most of his adult life in the states of Washington and Oregon, and primarily worked in general construction as a carpenter and painter on commercial properties for companies.Derrick saw the light in people, and it seemed fitting that his gift of life donation will aid others in their sight.Derrick was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Irene, and by his sister, Yolanda.His survivors include his children, Miranda, Derrick, Ericka Ann and Keisha; a sister, Angela (Dana); a brother, Douglas; and many relatives and friends.The family wishes to acknowledge our family friends and supporters, especially Mona and Amber of Portland, Oregon.Celebratory visitation in Derrick's honor will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the N.L. Bluitt Jr. Funeral Chapel, 511 E. Monroe St., with graveside service commencing thereafter in Crown Point Cemetery, 1101 E. Sycamore St. The N.L. Bluitt Jr. Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Shelton Family during their time of need.

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Wed, 5 Jun 2024 05:02:41 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/derrick-shelton-1089881342
<![CDATA[HARRIS, Joseph Aug 16, 1966 - Jun 2, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/joseph-harris-1089878385<![CDATA[

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Joseph Michael Harris, 57, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on June 2, 2024.He was born on Aug. 16, 1966, in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Joseph Patrick and Emily R. Harris (Pasquali). On Feb. 21, 1987, he married Annette L. Harris (McClish), who survives. Joseph loved coaching youth sports as his children were growing up. He enjoyed joking around with family and friends. He also enjoyed cooking, metal detecting, the outdoors, collecting marbles, camping and spending time with family. Joseph was a huge Notre Dame football fan, and enjoyed talking to his mom during games. He had a passion for history, and had spent the past two years working with a historian to ensure his great-grandfather, William Simon Harris, is honored properly with the presentation of the Medal of Honor for his heroic deeds during the Spanish War. Joseph worked at Humphrey Printing, in downtown Kokomo, for many years. He was a loving husband, father and son who cared deeply for those around him.Surviving relatives include his wife, Annette L. Harris of Kokomo, Indiana; mother, Emily R. Harris; daughters, Monica Barber (Robert), Madelina Harris; sons, Joseph Harris Jr. (Courtney), JonPatrick Harris; grandchildren, Heaven, Ocean, Izick, Izzabella, Milan, Broghan; sisters, Bridgette Ann Wilson (Tom), Susan Spohn (Max); and nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father.Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Tue, 4 Jun 2024 06:06:47 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/joseph-harris-1089878385
<![CDATA[MCDORMAN, Debra Apr 7, 1951 - May 29, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/debra-mcdorman-1089878405<![CDATA[

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Debra (Debbie) June McDorman (Newell), 73, of Kokomo, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 7:03 a.m., in her own home.She was born on April 7, 1951, to the late Donnell and Margaret Newell. A very special thank you to Angie Burress (niece) for making all the arrangements needed for a quick and smooth transition to hospice in her home.She wore many hats and enjoyed everything she did. She had high aspirations as a young adult to attend beauty school to become a beautician. She did exactly that, and worked in the field for many years. Following that time, she had many roles in the community as a seamstress for the Factory Connection, housekeeping for the Kokomo Sports Center, Macys and Lazarus, but she spent the largest portion of her time running and supporting her husband's business, McDormans Concrete Construction. Debra was a very talented seamstress, where she loved and enjoyed expressing herself through her many talents of crafting, altering and embroidering many items for herself and for others. She had a passion for her family, and spent as much time as she could with them. You could find her most Sundays after church during the summer hosting cookouts at her home. She also loved family vacations, with a few of her favorite destinations being St. Joseph, Michigan, and Cedar Point. During basketball season, she could be found weekly supporting the Kokomo Wildkats on the sidelines and watching the Indiana Pacers.Debra was a devout Christian, and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was an active member of Valley Fellowship Church, Walton, Indiana, and attended every Sunday with her husband, daughter and grandson. Debra, Gregory and Levi all made the important decision to openly confess Jesus Christ is Lord, and to be baptized together on June 4, 2023. Over the last few years, she and her husband were committed to studying the Bible every night.Debra is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gregory Allen McDorman; her daughter, Jennifer Marie Adams; her siblings, Bud Newell (Nancy), Larry Newell (Marilyn), Ron Newell and Kathy Burress (Dave); her grandson, Levi Joseph Adams; as well as many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Donnell and Margaret Newell, Debra was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Louise Newell.A Celebration of Life service will be held at noon on Sunday, June 30, at Valley Fellowship Church, located at 8892 E. 500 South, Walton, IN 46994. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debra's memory may be sent to her home church, Valley Fellowship Church.

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Tue, 4 Jun 2024 05:43:07 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/debra-mcdorman-1089878405
<![CDATA[COWGILL, Betty Oct 7, 1921 - May 31, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/betty-cowgill-1089878439<![CDATA[

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WWII veteran Betty June Cowgill passed away on May 31, 2024, at the age of 102.She was born on Oct. 7, 1921, to the late Leo and Cecil (Mills) Stephens. On June 26, 1943, Betty enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS through the duration of WWII, on Dec. 14, 1945. She also retired from SEARS in 1988 after 30 years of employment.Betty Cowgill leaves behind her two daughters, Clar Adele (Lee) Coy and Barbara (Otis) Porter, and two deceased daughters, Betty Darlene and Sharon Sue; grandchildren, Dean Coy, Kimberly Coy, Tawahna (John) Voils, Michael Bridegroom, Christina (Jim) Moore, Jennifer (Brian) Beaver, Steve (Jennifer) Cowgill. Two grandchildren died shortly after birth, Jana Lee Coy and Keith Collin Coy. There are two stepgrandchildren, Donna Folsom and Tony Porter, and one deceased. She also has seven surviving great-grandchildren and two deceased; plus four surviving stepgreat-grandchildren and two deceased. Betty is also survived by several great-great-grandchildren.Visitation will take place at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 E. Southway Blvd., Kokomo, on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran School or the charity of your choice. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo, Indiana. Share a memory with the family at www.ellersmortuary.com.

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Mon, 3 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/betty-cowgill-1089878439
<![CDATA[EWING, Gerry undefined, 1951 - undefined, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/gerry-ewing-1089878424<![CDATA[

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Gerry J. Ewing, 72 of Elwood, died on May 31, 2024, at his home.He was born on Aug. 16, 1951, in Elwood, to Robert Ewing and Ruth (Davis) Ewing-Everett. Gerry was a 1969 graduate of Willkie High School. He retired from Chrysler in Kokomo after 10 years of service, and formerly worked at Thompson Electronics (RCA) for 22 years. He was a member of the Elwood Elks Lodge #368, where he worked as the club manager for many years. Gerry enjoyed swimming, formerly running, playing golf, watching I.U. and watching the L.A. Dodgers. Gerry's family includes his brother, Robert "Jeff" Ewing of Elwood; companion, Denise Mosbaugh of Elwood; sister, Vicki Tomlinson of Kokomo; a niece, Brooke (Chris) Green; and special friends, Eric Robinson and Chris (Carrie) Arbuckle.Gerry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Cathy Harting; and brother, Timothy Ewing.Gerry's funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, and will begin with an Elks Lodge Memorial Ritual. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. Memorial contributions: Elwood Elks Lodge #368. Online condolences: www.copherfeslermay.com.

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Mon, 3 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/gerry-ewing-1089878424
<![CDATA[LONG, Howard Nov 8, 1937 - May 31, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/howard-long-1089878421<![CDATA[

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Howard Clinton Long, 86, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024, in a health care facility. His family extends a special thank you to two very special people who helped to care for Howard for the last three months. They are Candius McCutchins and Erika Casteel. Howard loved them both. Howard also wanted to remember his special friend, neighbor and on-site RN who counseled and helped him, Karen Hall Dykes.He was the son of Kenneth Ray Long and Georgia Ellen Porter Long, and was born in Howard County, Indiana, on Nov. 8, 1937. He was a 1955 graduate of Northwestern High School.He retired as a manager from Cabot Corporation, Kokomo, Indiana, at the age of 48 after 30 years of service. His work ethic and reputation was such that he was recruited as plant manager for Bishop Tube Corporation of Frazier, Pennsylvania. After three years there, again he was recruited as a manager at CE Tubes, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He retired from there in 1999, when the plant closed. He later was employed by Lowes as installed sales manager for eight years. In addition, he served on the Catoosa County Board of Elections for 12 years, and as chairman of that Board for two years.He was a 32" Degree Mason and a Shriner. His Masonic Lodge was Lodge #244 in Galveston, Indiana. He was a member of Judson Baptist Church, Howard County, Indiana, from youth until 1999, when he became a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church.He was also importantly an avid LSU football fan!In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Gamblin.He is survived by his wife of 56 years and 10 months, Sue Lynn Hall Long of Ringgold, Georgia; two daughters, Kathryn Kay Long Shambaugh (John Miller) of Rossville, Indiana, and Pamela Sue Long of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one son, Gregory Keith Long (Angela) of Kokomo, Indiana; four grandchildren, Adrienne Niverson, Megan Miller, Macen Long and Michael Taylor; four great-grandchildren, Willow Anne Kinsey, Myla Sue Long and Liam and Everett Niverson; sister, Margie Smith of Kokomo, Indiana; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.A Celebration of Life service will be held at Ringgold First Baptist Church, 7611 Nashville St., Ringgold, Georgia, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at noon, with Pastor Eric Kennedy and friend Lewis Taylor in charge of the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A second Celebration of Life will be held in the Kokomo, Indiana-area at a future date, and at a place to be determined.Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis Stewart Chapel, 443 Boynton Drive, Ringgold, Georgia.

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Mon, 3 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/howard-long-1089878421
<![CDATA[JARRETT, Tony Jan 3, 1960 - May 31, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/tony-jarrett-1089872495<![CDATA[

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Tony James Jarrett, 64, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on May 31, 2024, at his home after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on Jan. 3, 1960, the son of James Roscoe Jarrett and Carol (co*ckrell) Jackson. On Sept. 24, 1983, he married Lisa Shrock, and she survives. Tony was a 1978 graduate of Eastern High School. He defied all odds and embraced life far beyond what was foreseen. Born and raised in the heart of Indiana, Tony was a true Midwestern man who was known for his values, grit and signature mustache. Tony's journey through life was marked by his many passions and accomplishments. Tony owned and operated a successful trucking company with his wife Lisa, J & J Trucking Company. A trucker by profession, he was also a former sprint car racer, and to many, the biggest badass they had ever met. His strength and determination were unmatched, making him the toughest individual we had the privilege of knowing.Tony was not just a proud father, a wonderful husband, a loving grandfather and a great friend to many. He was a pillar of strength and love for his family. His wife, Lisa, was the love of his life and they were married for 40+ years. His children, Brandi and Logan, and grandson, TJ, were his pride and joy, and he worked tirelessly to provide for them. Yet, he always made sure to be fully present in their lives, never missing a game, a race or any meaningful milestone. Tony's selflessness was a testament to his character, finding great joy in watching others continue to live their lives fully, even as his own was impacted by cancer.In his final race, Tony crossed the finish line with the same courage and spirit that defined his life, waving the checkered flag in victory for a life well-lived. In his honor, the family asks that you think of him whenever you see a Peterbilt truck on the road or attend a sprint car race, keeping his memory and legacy alive in your hearts. In addition to his wife, Lisa, Tony is survived by his mother, Carol (co*ckrell) Jackson; his father, James Roscoe Jarrett; his daughter, Brandi (Brian Karraker) Jarrett; his son, Logan (Gabbi Uhrin) Jarrett; grandson, Tony James Paul Jarrett; siblings, Joanie (Joe) Kitts, Dana (Todd) Harvey and Debbie (Derek) Root; his dog, Kruz; close friend, Larry Bougher; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Lena Jarrett; his maternal grandparents, Lewis and Emma co*ckrell; father-in-law Larry Shrock; and many aunts and uncles. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Tony's life from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Chapel Hill Christian Church, 2600 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the church, with Cody Hunt and Kody Swanson officiating. A link will be available at the bottom of Tony's obituary to view the funeral livestream at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tony's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Tony's Army). Stout & Son Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Sat, 1 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/tony-jarrett-1089872495
<![CDATA[GUERRE JR., Robert Mar 17, 1945 - May 25, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/robert-guerre-jr-1089867371<![CDATA[

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Robert "Bobby" Guerre Jr., 79, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:21 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Bloom (Kokomo).Bobby was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on Saturday, March 17, 1945, to Robert and Phyllis (Preston) Guerre Sr. He attended Kokomo High School and, on Nov. 20, 1965, married his loving wife, Joyce Scott. Bobby enlisted in the United States Army, and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Bobby worked at General Motors in Kokomo, where he was a pipe fitter. He retired after approximately 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick's-Kokomo, UAW 292, American Legion Kokomo Post 6 and Knights of Columbus.Bobby was a master craftsman and could build anything out of anything. Landscaping was also one of his gifts, and he could bring so much beauty to the areas he worked on. If you met Bobby, you wouldn't forget him. Family was everything to him. He adored his wife, and he dearly loved his daughters and grandchildren. He also loved his dogs.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Guerre of Kokomo; daughters, Ashley (Joe) Santos of Noblesville and Libby (Tim) Douglas of Kokomo; grandson, Sam of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughters, Abbey of Noblesville and Maddie of Kokomo; sisters, Sandy of Kokomo and JoAnn of Ohio; sister-in-law, Debbie of Kokomo; brother-in-law, Larry of Kokomo; and special lifelong friend, Roger Garrett.He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patty and Janet; and sister-in-law, Kay.A Celebration of Life service will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at American Legion Kokomo Post 6, 2604 S. Lafountain St., Kokomo, IN 46902. Family, friends and the public are welcome to come and remember Bobby.Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral & Cremation Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Indiana.Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/robert-guerre-jr-1089867371
<![CDATA[GAPPENS JR., Jerry May 10, 1961 - May 28, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/jerry-gappens-jr-1089864154<![CDATA[

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Jerry Keith Gappens Jr., 63 years old, of Sharpsville, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2024, at Community Howard Regional Health.He was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on May 10, 1961, the son of Jerry Keith Gappens Sr. and Opal (Woolum) Gappens-Horoho. On April 10, 2022, he married Cheryl McCool, and she survives.Jerry was a 1979 graduate of Tri Central High School, and attended Ball State University before beginning his prolific career in racing. Most recently, Jerry was serving as general manager at Eldora Speedway, where he was awarded Promotor of the Year in 2023. Jerry came to Eldora from Indiana's Gas City I-69 Speedway as the promotor of the quarter-mile dirt oval since 2018. Prior to his tenure at Gas City, Gappens spent 23 years with Speedway Motorsports, specifically serving as executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for eight years (2008-2015) and senior vice president of events and marketing of Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for 15 years (1993-2007).Jerry was an optimistic, encouraging and loveable man. He prioritized his relationship with Jesus Christ as a faithful member of Heartland Church in Sharpsville. His favorite past times included spending time with family, watching sports and singing karaoke. His infectious personality and love of people will truly be memorable for all who met him.In addition to his wife, Cheryl, Jerry is survived by his mother, Opal Gappens-Horoho; sons, Denny (Kaitlyn) Gappens and Wes (Maggie) Gappens; stepchildren, Brad (Kelly) Mitchell and Allison (Nathan) Maude; siblings, James (Patty) Gappens and Barb (Mick) Calvin; grandchildren, Harper Gappens, Max Gappens, Mila Gappens, Miles Gappens, Andrew Mitchell, Ellie Mitchell and Callie Maude; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Keith Gappens Sr.; and paternal grandparents, Donnie and Lucille Gappens.Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3-7 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2024, at Heartland Church, 3611 Indiana 19, Sharpsville, IN 46068. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at the church, with Dr. William Salsberry and Pastor Gary Otten officiating. A link will be available at the bottom of Jerry's obituary to view the funeral livestream at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will follow in Nevada Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to Dirt Racing Outreach, or to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home c/o Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 09:37:06 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/jerry-gappens-jr-1089864154
<![CDATA[KILMER, Michael Feb 17, 1947 - May 28, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/michael-kilmer-1089864184<![CDATA[

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Michael F. Kilmer, 77, Kokomo, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 28, 2024.He was born Feb. 17, 1947, in South Bend, Indiana, to Walter M. and Reba B. (Fannon) Kilmer. On Aug. 9, 1969, he married Susan K. Troyer, who survives. A 1965 Kokomo High School graduate, Mike went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Ball State University in 1974. He served his duty to his country in the United States Air Force from 1966-1968. He was a co-owner of Fenn Lumber Company in Kokomo, and later worked in management at Big Lots before retiring in 2011. As a life member of the Elks, he also held the office of Past Exalted Ruler and was a member of the American Legion Post 6. Mike enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife over the years, but his greatest love was for his family with whom he cherished many special memories. He is survived by his wife, Susan Kilmer; daughters, Kelly Kilmer-Mullagh and husband Kelly, and Kara Kirkpatrick and husband Jason; and grandchildren, Benjamin Mullagh, Abigail Mullagh, Ashton Kirkpatrick, Sofia Kirkpatrick and Miles Kirkpatrick. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Jason Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 03:36:33 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/michael-kilmer-1089864184
<![CDATA[ALGER, Troy Nov 16, 1966 - May 25, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/troy-alger-1089864213<![CDATA[

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Troy A. Alger, 57, of Greentown, went home with our Lord on Saturday, May 25, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.He was born Nov. 16, 1966, in Peru, the son of Hugh and Ruth (McBee) Alger. Troy served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1989 and later worked as a machine operator for Marion Cable. He had a love for fishing, hunting, camping, riding Harleys and doing all things outdoors. Nothing made him happier than fishing and doing outdoor activities with his fiancé, Jodie, and his friend, Collen, and talking about growing up with his mom and stepfather in Arkansas, and with his other family, Maw and Paw Russell.Survivors include his fiancé, Jodie Cornett, and her son, Aaron Cornett; brothers, Dennis (Becky) Alger and Kim (Michelle) Alger; and sister, Diane (Jerry) Hickman.He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Alger, and mother and stepfather, Ruth and Marvin Tyree. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday in Marion National Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Greentown American Legion. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in Troy's memory to Riley Children's Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

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Wed, 29 May 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/troy-alger-1089864213
<![CDATA[WASHINGTON, Christopher Sep 24, 1962 - May 18, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/christopher-washington-1089849903<![CDATA[

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Christopher C. Washington, of Kokomo, passed away on May 18, 2024. Christopher served as Minister of Music at the Second Missionary Baptist Church for 30+ years prior to his retirement. He continued to share his gift throughout the community, always willing to answer the call.Christopher C. Washington Sr., affectionately known to many as "C Sharp" or more notably, "The Maestro," took his final bow and ascended to heavenly reward on May 18, 2024. He is survived by his sons, Christopher J. Cosley-Washington (Mallory) and Ishmael Cosley; only daughter, Deztanie Washington; honorary son, Jehoshaphat Cosley; honorary daughter, Danielle Hizer; sister, Leslie Washington; brothers, Jerry Paul, Gary Paul and David Paul; and a host of grandchildren and other extended relatives and friends.Musical visitation in Christopher's honor will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, in Second Missionary Baptist Church, 819 N. Apperson Way. Celebratory service will be held there on Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., with an additional hour of visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. Elder Andre Brown will serve as eulogist and Pastor William J. Smith will serve as officiant. Livestream will be available at www.bluittandson.com. The N.L. Bluitt Jr. Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Washington family during their time of need.

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Tue, 28 May 2024 09:07:45 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/christopher-washington-1089849903
<![CDATA[MAGNORFI, Ferdinando "Vic" Mar 31, 1936 - May 26, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/ferdinando-vic-magnorfi-1089849905<![CDATA[

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Ferdinando "Vic" Magnorfi, 88, of Kokomo, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.He was born March 31, 1936, in Tripoli, Libya, to Carmelo and Antonietta (Tinnirello) Magnorfi. On Sept. 13, 1981, he married Mary Ellen (Pelgen) Clark, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2022.Vic graduated from Marconi High School, and later moved from Tripoli to Kokomo in 1963. He worked at Continental Steel for 23 years before retiring and had also worked for St. Joan of Arc and Wheelus Air Force Base. Vic enjoyed stamp collecting, woodworking, cooking and photography. He was a member of the Eagles and St. Patrick Catholic Church, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.Survivors include his daughter, Valerie (Dave) Huffman; son, Albert (Chris) Magnorfi; stepdaughters, Cathy (Jim) Hoover, Carol (Tom) Chalk and Nancy Grubbs; grandchildren, Kristin (Travis) Bell, Jamie (Chris) Martin, Nicole Hendrix, Jacob (Whitney) Chalk, Robert (Nicole) Hendrix, Angelica (Brad) Hodges, Gabriella (Gerardo) Pocasangre, Sophia Magnorfi and Luci (Andrew) Forgey; sisters, Ninetta Sesta, Carmelina Nicastro and Olga (Piero) Tortorici; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.In addition to his wife, Mary Ellen Magnorfi, he was preceded in death by his parents; stepson-in-law, Dan Grubbs; and brothers-in-law, Gino Sesta and Nino Nicastro.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., Kokomo, with the Rev. Fr. Peter Vanderkolk the celebrant. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Contributions may be made in Vic's memory to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Tue, 28 May 2024 09:01:48 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/ferdinando-vic-magnorfi-1089849905
<![CDATA[WILLITS, Matthew Nov 29, 2008 - May 23, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/matthew-willits-1089849906<![CDATA[

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Matthew Riley Willits, 15, Greentown, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024.Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Kendall Cemetery.Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Sunday at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown.Full obituary available at www.hasler-stout.com.

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Tue, 28 May 2024 05:56:07 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/matthew-willits-1089849906
<![CDATA[WOLFE, Sondra Aug 6, 1941 - Apr 27, 2024]]>https://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sondra-wolfe-1089834482<![CDATA[

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Sondra Wolfe, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on April 27, 2024, in Kokomo, Indiana, at the age of 82. Born on Aug. 6, 1941, Sondra was the daughter of Phill Samuels and Elva Walker LaDow. She married the love of her life, Ernest S. Wolfe, in 1963, and together they raised two wonderful children, Stephen Lance Wolfe and Michael Jason Wolfe. Sondra was a proud graduate of Kokomo High School, and later went on to pursue her passion for creating beautiful floral arrangements, which eventually led to her starting her own catering business. She brought joy to many through her beautiful arrangements and delicious dishes. She eventually left behind the excitement of catering to spend more time on the things she loved the most, her family and travel. Sondra was always there for those she loved, never missing any major events or milestones in the lives of her sons or her husband. Sondra made sure she was always readily available for them, whenever they needed her. Sondra excelled at being a loving mother and wife. Sondra was adored by her family and friends for her infectious laughter, warm smile and kind heart. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her adoring husband, Ernest S Wolfe; her son, Stephen Lance Wolfe, along with his wife, Jennifer Wolfe; Sondra's grandson, Foster D. Wolfe; Sondra's youngest son, Michael Jason Wolfe; and her brother, Jeff LaDow and his wife, Julie LaDow.Sondra's Memorial service will be on Friday, May 31, 2024, held at Ellers Mortuary, located at 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Sat, 25 May 2024 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/obituary/sondra-wolfe-1089834482
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