Our Obituaries

Mary Lou Clark

April 19, 1934 - January 21, 2018

Mary L. Clark, 83, of West College Corner, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Sunday morning, January 21, 2018, at The Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio.Mary was born in West College Corner on April 19, 1934 to James K. and Allene K. Chalfant. In 1952, she graduated from Union High School in West College Corner. Mary was married to Rex D. Clark on July 3, 1954 and they relocated to Roswell, New...
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Robert Lee Pence

January 5, 1937 - December 26, 2017

Robert L. Pence, Sr., 80, of Liberty, Indiana passed away unexpectedly at his residence, on Tuesday December 26, 2017. A Connersville native, Bob was born January 5, 1937 to Francis Darwin and Mary Faye Pence and graduated from Connersville High School in 1956. He retired from Mac Machine and Metal Works after a forty year career as a tool and die specialist. Bob owned and operated the Whitewater...
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Opal Cartwright

October 2, 1917 - December 18, 2017

Stockbridge, GeorgiaMrs. Opal Irene Cartwright, age 100, of Stockbridge, Georgia, died Monday, December 18, 2017, near Stockbridge, Georgia. A native of Wayne County, Indiana, Mrs. Cartwright was a loving wife and mother who loved reading. She had been a cook with the McGuffey School District in Washington County, Pennsylvania and was employed as a clerk at General Nutrition Company in Richmond...
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Janice Hensley Sharp

August 1, 1920 - December 18, 2017

Janice "Jan" Hensley Sharp, age 97, died December 18, 2017 at the Presbyterian Village, Summerville, SC. The daughter of James Kay and Verda M. Godsey Hensley, she was born August 1, 1920, Preble County, OH and attended Short High School in Liberty, IN graduating in 1938. She and Wilbur L Sharp were married on October 7, 1943.Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Wilbur, the...
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Brandon Lee Seiber

December 24, 1983 - December 3, 2017

Brandon Lee Seiber, 33, of the Brownsville community, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at his residence.Brandon was born in Richmond on December 24, 1983 and was a 2002 graduate of Union County High School. He was a member of the Lynn Church of Christ and attended Brianna's Hope in Liberty. Brandon was a fun loving young man that enjoyed attending rock concerts. He liked to fish, hunt deer and...
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Charmaign Roselyn Dare

July 18, 1935 - December 2, 2017

Liberty, INCharmaign Dare, 82 of Liberty, died December 2, 2017 at Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond after battling Glioblastoma. Charmaign was born in Richmond on July 18, 1935 to Russell J. and Esther R. Burkhardt Cox. She was a 1953 graduate of Kitchel High School and attended Indiana University, later graduating from Indiana University East. On July 4, 1954, Charmaign married Charley...
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Joyce F. Johnston

April 22, 1951 - November 12, 2017

Joyce F. Johnston, 66, of Liberty, died Sunday, November 12, 2017. Joyce was born April 22, 1951 at Reid Hospital, Richmond to Everett and Betty Singleton Conner. She married the love of her life, Bobby J. Johnston, at the College Corner Nazarene Church on June 7, 1969.During Bobby's military career, they traveled throughout the United States and overseas including Germany and Okinawa, where she...
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Linda L. Amstutz

December 15, 1946 - October 9, 2017

Linda L. Amstutz, 70, of Brownsville, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond. In Frankfort, Indiana on December 15, 1946, Linda was born to Clarence Edward and Alma May Wagoner Osmun and was a 1965 graduate of East Tipp High School, Lafayette, Indiana. On August 28, 1966, Linda married Dewayne Amstutz, a day before his birthday, at her parents' home in Pettit, Indiana. For over...
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William H. Bonar

January 8, 1932 - October 1, 2017

William H. "Bill" Bonar, 85, of Liberty, died peacefully at home surrounded by family the morning of Sunday, October 1, 2017.Bill was born in Pendleton County, Kentucky, January 8, 1932 to Russell and Ruth Mardis Bonar. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and the Bronze Star Medal. Bill had been employed at Kaiser...
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James Timothy Blacker

August 14, 1953 - September 27, 2017

James Timothy Blacker, 64, of Liberty, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his residence.Tim was born in Hamilton, Ohio on August 14, 1953, to James Keith and Marjorie Louise Buttery Blacker and attended Union High School in College Corner, Ohio. He had been employed as a reserve officer with the Union County Sheriff's Department for 42 years and had owned and operated Whitewater Valley Golf...
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Mary Kathleen Lorenz

June 20, 1919 - September 26, 2017

Mary Kathleen "Kate" Lorenz, 98, of Liberty, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the Pristine Senior Living of Oxford.Kate was born in Union County on June 20, 1919, to Albert P. and Elizabeth L. Reisert Geis. She was a graduate of Short High School 1938. On August 13, 1941, Kate was united in marriage with Robert J. Lorenz. She was employed as a nurse's aide at Elsie Dryers Nursing Home in...
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Rodney Duane Clark

February 20, 1953 - September 26, 2017

Rodney "Duane" Clark, 64, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his residence in Liberty.Duane was born in Beech Grove on February 20, 1953, to Jack and Ena White Clark. He graduated from Brookville High School in 1971. Duane, in later years, earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Automotive Technology from Ivy Tech. In addition to being the owner and operator of Clarks Auto Service in...
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James A. Partridge

December 26, 1960 - August 27, 2017

James A. "Jim" Partridge, Jr., 56, of Liberty, died on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at his residence.Jim was born December 26, 1960, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to James A. Partridge, Sr. and JoAnn Martinez Chapman and was a 1978 graduate of Union County High School. On September 26, 1978, Jim enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served in active duty until January 4, 1986. During his...
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Karen Dianne Oler

December 11, 1954 - August 25, 2017

Dianne Oler, 62, of Liberty, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at her residence.Dianne was born in Sharonville, Ohio, on December 11, 1954, to Francis Paul and Vivian Revis Raffel. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University and her Master's Degree in reading from Miami University. Dianne married Bill Oler on August 16, 1975, in Carmel, Indiana, and together they have enjoyed forty...
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Hannah Soper

August 11, 1999 - August 10, 2017

Hannah Elizabeth Soper, 17, of Liberty, died on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Union County as a result of an auto accident.Hannah was born in Columbus, Indiana, on August 11, 1999 to David and Sarah Poindexter Soper. Hannah was a senior at Union County High School in Liberty where she played on the Girls' Soccer Team and belonged to the National Honor Society. She also was part of the Whitewater...
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Robert Gene Barnard

March 27, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Robert Gene Barnard, 86, of Liberty, made his transition on August 7, 2017 at Whitewater Commons Senior Living. Born March 27, 1931, he was the son of Parris and Ruth Shepler Barnard. A member of the old Greenwood School's last first grade class in 1937, he graduated from Short High School, Liberty, IN, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and an FFA Hoosier Farmer, and from...
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Janet Hensley

June 26, 1960 - June 25, 2017

Janet S. Hensley, 69, of Liberty died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her residence. The daughter of Ralph and Lois Mudell Watterson, Janet was born November 19, 1947 in Richmond, Indiana. She attended area schools and graduated from Franklin County High School in 1965. On January 14, 1993, she married Aaron Hensley, whom died on January 4, 2008. Janet was a dedicated stay at home mother who "felt like...
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Geraldine Louise Adams

June 19, 1920 - June 13, 2017

Geraldine L. Adams, 96, of Liberty died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty.Geraldine was born in Preble County, Ohio on June 19, 1920, to Frank Carey and Helen Irene Parks Rinehart. She was a 1938 graduate of Dixon Township High School in Preble County. Geraldine also attended Miami Jacobs Business College in Dayton. On January 5, 1946, Geraldine married the...
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Jordan Thomas Van Meter

June 2, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Jordan Thomas Van Meter, infant son of Thomas Robert Van Meter and Rebecca Renee Barrett, died on June 2, 2017 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital TriHealth in Oxford. In addition to his parents, Jordan is survived by a sister: Katie Sue Barrett of Brownsville; maternal grandparents: Marlene and Max Thompson of Connersville, Boone and Patricia Barrett of Connersville; paternal grandparents:...
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Harry Hart Dils

June 21, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Harry H. Dils, 90, of Liberty died on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond. Harry was born in Wayne County on June 21, 1926, to Leonard and Helen Hart Dils. He graduated from Kitchel High School. Harry married Juanita Batcher on August 5, 1946 and they enjoyed 70 years together before Juanita died on August 6, 2016. Harry lived in this area all his life and was a farmer. He was a...
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Dorothy Snyder White

June 5, 1923 - May 6, 2017

Dorothy Snyder White, 93, of Liberty died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at her residence.Dorothy was born in Clifton, to Earl L. and Ethel Miles Snyder on June 5, 1923. She graduated from Short High School in 1941 and married Robert J. White on December 8, 1943 in Liberty. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage before Robert died on November 20, 2003. Dorothy was employed as secretary and bookkeeper at...
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Meriam E. Bourne

June 8, 1926 - April 30, 2017

Meriam E (Goodwin Johnson) BourneMeriam Goodwin Johnson Bourne passed away on April 30, 2017, with family by her side, at Hospice of Dayton.Meriam was born to George and Mae (Thrush) Goodwin in Camden, Ohio on June 8, 1926. She graduated from College Corner High School in 1945 and was a cheerleader. Meriam enjoyed family, gardening, cooking and sewing. She was involved in the Indiana, Ohio,...
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Margaret M. Kunkel

December 15, 1928 - April 7, 2017

Margaret Mary Bulach Kunkel, widow of Paul Kunkel of Liberty passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living facility in Richmond. She was born to Joseph and Mary Kappes Bulach on December 15, 1928, near St. Leon, Indiana in Dearborn County. Margaret and Paul were married on May 26th, 1951, and raised four daughters: Nancy Jackson of Brownsville, Karen Kuhn and husband, Gregg of...
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Patricia Ann Butcher

February 17, 1938 - March 24, 2017

Patricia Ann Butcher, 79, of Brownsville died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond. Patricia was born in Richmond on February 17, 1938, to Ralph Edward and Edith Louise Crouch Reed. She attended Richmond High School. Patricia married James Butcher on June 6, 1955 in Richmond. She had a real heart for children and was employed for twenty years at Wernle Children's Home...
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Patricia J. Gavin

November 26, 1940 - March 16, 2017

Patricia JoAnn Gavin, 76, of Liberty died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at her residence.Patricia was born in Clinton, Indiana, on November 26, 1940, to Lloyd Kress and Mary Lucille Lowry. She was a graduate of Fontanet High School in Fontanet, Indiana and attended Butler University and Valparaiso University. Patricia was married Beauford (Gene) Gavin in 1961. Patricia worked at several jobs...
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Marsh A. Pouder

May 19, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Marsh A. Pouder, 92 of Richmond died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Friends Fellowship Community, Richmond.A Liberty native, Marsh was born May 19, 1924, the son of Clark and Ruby Ardery Pouder. He attended area schools and was a 1942 graduate of Short High School. Marsh enlisted in the United States Air Force and honorably served his country during World War II as a pilot in the China Burma India...
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Theresa Mae Ruby

February 5, 1960 - February 18, 2017

Theresa Ruby, 57 of West College Corner, Indiana, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her residence. Theresa was born in Richmond, Indiana on February 5, 1960 to Thomas and Ruby Murphy Clark. She was a 1978 graduate of Union County High School and graduated from nursing school in Springfield, Ohio. Theresa started her nursing career in Liberty, working for Dr. Price. She continued her career at...
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Jerry Dean Breen

November 15, 1939 - February 17, 2017

Jerry D. Breen, 77, of Richmond died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Reid Health, Richmond. A Liberty native, Jerry was born November 15, 1939 to Walter Dean and Erma Corella Stanton Breen. Jerry attended area schools, including Short High School. On June 25, 1957, he was married to the former, Geraldine "Geri" Waddell in Connersville, Indiana. Jerry farmed in Union, Wayne, Randolph and Hamilton...
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Jane K. Martin

August 30, 1945 - January 16, 2017

Jane "Janie" Martin, 71, of Liberty died, Monday, January 16, 2017, at her residence.Jane was born in Oxford, Ohio, on August 30, 1945, to Charles and Esther (Baudendistel) Risch. She attended College Corner Schools. Jane was employed for twenty-three years at Visteon in Connersville. She loved her cats and making crafts. Jane is survived by three children: Dan Sizemore and wife, Susan of Holton,...
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Don Treadway

March 13, 1943 - January 10, 2017

Don Treadway, 73, of Bath died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital. The son of William Jackson and Eugenia Bailey Treadway, Don was born March 13, 1943 in North Vernon, Jennings County. Don was a 1961 graduate of Union High School, College Corner and enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served on the U.S.S. Eaton, as a Seaman First Class. Following his honorable...
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Jerry Alan Singer

May 9, 1941 - January 9, 2017

Jerry A. Singer, 75, 0f Liberty, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at Dayton VA Hospice. Jerry was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 9th, 1941, to James and Martha Crowe Singer. He graduated from Lexington High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kentucky. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Major. He married, JoAnn...
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Carolyn Louise Hiatt

January 6, 1947 - January 5, 2017

Carolyn L. Hiatt, 69, of Liberty died on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond.Carolyn was born in Greensburg, on January 6, 1947, to Walter K. and Betty Lucille Henderson Johnson. She was a 1966 graduate of Connersville High School and attended Amber's Beauty School in Muncie. Carolyn married Randy Hiatt on August, 8, 1981. In addition to working as a hair dresser earlier in her...
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Shirley M. Schneider

June 29, 1949 - December 30, 2016

Shirley Schneider, 67, of Brownsville, died on Friday, December 30, 2016, at Reid Health in Richmond.Shirley was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on June 29, 1949, to Donald and Pearl Widau Sayers. On September 17, 1965, Shirley married Ronald Schneider in Connersville, Indiana. Shirley graduated from Ivy Tech and worked in the OB Department at Fayette Regional for over thirty years retiring in May 2014....
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Ada Maxine Schmalfeldt

September 5, 1918 - December 12, 2016

Ada Maxine Schmalfeldt, 98, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. She was born on September 5, 1918 in Everton, Indiana. Ada was the last child born to Nannie Dozier and Abraham Lincoln White. Her siblings were Mary Funk, Grace Ripberger, Lavern Wenz, Opal Maley and Richard White. All her siblings are now deceased. She married Hubert Henry Schmalfeldt on July 31, 1937 in Connersville. He...
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Kenneth J. Hoover

October 18, 1949 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Liberty, IN.
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David L. McDaniel

May 10, 1942 - November 27, 2016

David L. McDaniel, age 74, passed away November 27, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his family, following a lengthy illness. David was born in Rochester, Indiana to Jessie and Ercie Davis McDaniel on May 10, 1942. He lived the majority of his life in Union County and graduated from Short High School. David enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving his country from December 1963...
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Ayla Lou Wollyung

July 5, 2012 - November 5, 2016

Ayla Lou Wollyung, 4, died Saturday, November 5, 2016. The daughter of Cory and Sarah VanWinkle Wollyung, Ayla was born July 5, 2012 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Ayla attended preschool at Little Blessings and loved participating in Sunday school at Harmony Road Church. Ayla will be remembered for her love of coloring, make-up, American Girl dolls and dressing up like the...
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Bobbie Jo Ward

February 8, 1948 - October 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Liberty, IN.
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Helen Mildred Morrision

August 30, 1928 - October 25, 2016

Helen Mildred Morrison, 88, of Liberty passed away in Crawfordsville on the morning of October 25, 2016Helen was born in Jay County on August 30, 1928, to Harry and Grace Arnold Mahoney. Helen graduated from Alquina High School in 1946 and married Donald Morrison on March 26, 1950. The couple lived in Liberty and had three daughters, Patricia (Kim) Whipple, Rhonda (Tom) Curry, and Sharon (Ian)...
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Robert Dean Hiatt

March 19, 1935 - October 23, 2016

Robert "Bob" Hiatt, 82, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Liberty, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.Bob was born in Union County on April 2, 1935, to Chester A. and Edna Ramey Hiatt. . He was a 1953 graduate of Short High school. On April 10, 1954, he married Patricia Stant and they enjoyed over 62 years of marriage together. Bob served his country from June 3,...
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Elizabeth Jane Moore

March 29, 1940 - October 10, 2016

Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Moore, 76, of Liberty, died on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Reid Health in Richmond.Betty was born in Richmond to Wayne and Bessie Lilly Davis on March 29, 1940. Betty never knew her mother who died shortly after childbirth. She was raised by Alberta Ingram Davis, her father's second wife. Betty graduated from Liberty Short High School in 1959. On August 15, 1959, she...
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Donald G. Coffey

May 26, 1943 - September 30, 2016

Donald Gene Coffey, 73 of Liberty, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Don was born May 26, 1943, the son of Robert Granville and Gladys Katherine Hammer Coffey. Don graduated from Union High School in 1961 and was a ten year 4H member. Don was married at the College Corner United Methodist Church on July 7, 1962, to...
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Randall Carson Dwiggins

October 10, 1950 - September 30, 2016

Randall C. "Randy" Dwiggins, 65 of Liberty died Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at Reid Health, Richmond. The son of Floyd M. and Alta I. Jenkins Dwiggins, Randy was born in Richmond on October 10, 1950 and was a 1969 graduate of Short High School. On December 18, 1971, he married the former, Linda White in Liberty. Randy recently retired from Belden as a group leader after forty-five years of...
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Dawn Allyson Gold

August 6, 1953 - September 9, 2016

Reverend Dawn A Gold, 63, of Liberty passed away peacefully on September 9, 2016, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, IndianaDawn A. Gold was born on August 6, 1953 in Morristown, New Jersey to John and Muriel Parsons Gold. She graduated from Westport Road High School in Louisville Kentucky in 1971. Dawn was a competition swimmer with the Westport and Plantation Country Club of Louisville...
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Beverly Ann Gordon

October 2, 1950 - September 6, 2016

Beverly Ann Mullin Gordon, 65, of Liberty, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at home with family members by her side.She was born October 2, 1950 in Wayne County to Paul and Wanda Mullin. In addition to working several years as a master gardener for the Jack and Beverly Hunt family in Wayne County, Beverly worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural mail...
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Eugene Eugene McCormick

July 15, 1928 - August 25, 2016

Eugene McCormick, age 88, of Liberty died at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, August 25, 2016. A Union County native, he was born July 15, 1928 to Clifford and Mildred Haag McCormick. Eugene graduated from Short High School and was active in several sports and many activities including 4-H. In 1948 he married his High School sweetheart, Jean West, and they started farming...
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Robert Lee Pence

August 11, 1984 - August 16, 2016

Robert (Bobby) Lee Pence, Jr., 32, of Liberty, IN, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Bobby was born in Oxford, Ohio on August 11, 1984, to Robert (Bob) Lee Pence, Sr. and the late Joyce Elaine Pence. Bobby was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Connersville, IN. He was a graduate of UCHS, and was an Ivy Tech Automotive student. He spent many years employed at...
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Sara Montgomery

January 23, 2003 - August 11, 2016

Sara Ann Montgomery, 13, of Brownsville, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Sara was born in Richmond on January 23, 2003, to Mark and Carla Mann Montgomery. Sara attended school at Liberty Elementary and Hoosier Academy. She was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church. Sara was a very active Cadet in Girl Scout Troop 20242 of College Corner where she...
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Juanita J. Dils

January 31, 1927 - August 6, 2016

Juanita J. Dils, 89, died Saturday morning, August 6, 2016 at her residence. A Union County native, Juanita was born January 31, 1927, the daughter of Virgil and Mary Ravencraft Batcher. She was a 1945 graduate of Kitchel High School and attended vocational college in Chicago. On August 11, 1946, Juanita married Harry H. Dils. Juanita was a member of Four Mile Church of the Brethren, the...
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Myrna Kay Soper

February 28, 1937 - July 28, 2016

Myrna K. Soper, 79, of Liberty died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Reid Health in Richmond.Myrna was born in Kokomo, Indiana, on February 28, 1937, to Frank and Irena Cloud Brenton. At the age of three her family moved to Indianapolis where she attended school and graduated from high school. Myrna married Ronald Eugene Soper on June 1, 1961 and they moved to Liberty in 1968. Myrna worked as...
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Darrell Charles Rowe

February 22, 1963 - July 3, 2016

Darrell Charles Rowe, 53, died on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his residence.Darrell was born in Connersville on February 22, 1963, to James Edward Rowe and Jackie Marie Taylor Reece. He was a 1981 graduate of Connersville High School. Darrell was employed for a number of years in maintenance as an electrician at Metl-Span in Shelbyville. Darrell enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and being outdoors...
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Harold E. Abernathy

January 18, 1933 - June 15, 2016

Harold E. Abernathy, 83, of Liberty died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Reid Health in Richmond.Harold was born at home on the farm in Liberty on January 18, 1933, to Robert and Ruth Steins Abernathy. On January 5, 1952, Harold married the love of his life, Emma L. Wehrley, in Billingsville. He was employed as a farmer all his life. Harold was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ, Sons of...
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Martin E. Vaughn

July 2, 1959 - June 7, 2016

Martin E. "Marty" Vaughn, 56, of Liberty died unexpectedly, Tuesday morning, June 7, 2016 at Reid Health in Richmond.Marty, the son of Allen and Margaret Pauline McGinty Vaughn, was born July 2, 1959 in Richmond and graduated from Union County High School in 1979. Marty was employed with Benchmark Human Services for more than twenty years. He also volunteered at the Union County Co-Op. Marty was...
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David Harrison Tanner

October 29, 1946 - May 18, 2016

David H. Tanner, 69, of Liberty died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Reid Health in Richmond.David was born in Union County on October 29, 1946, to Harrison and Marie Riall Tanner. He graduated from Union County High School and served his country in the U. S. Navy. David retired from Stant Corporation in Connersville. David was a member of the VFW Post #1472 and the American Legion Post # 122 and...
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Linda Finch

December 25, 1944 - May 15, 2016

Linda L. Finch, 71, of Liberty died on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Whitewater Commons Senior Living.Linda was born in Connersville on December 25, 1944, the daughter of John and Dorothy Thompson Reed. Linda attended Brownsville and Liberty High Schools and on May 6, 1962 she married Bill Finch in Liberty. Before beginning her battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Linda was an excellent bowler and played in...
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Alta I. Dwiggins

July 16, 1919 - May 10, 2016

Alta I. Dwiggins, 96, of Liberty died early Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016 at Whitewater Commons Senior Living.Alta was born July 16, 1919 in Preble County, Ohio and attended area schools. Alta was married April 24, 1956 to Floyd M. "Dwiggie" Dwiggins in Rushville, Indiana. Together, Alta and Floyd owned and operated Dwiggie's Restaurant for fourteen years. From 1975 until 1981, Alta was a...
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Robert Gene Seals

November 30, 1945 - May 7, 2016

Robert G. "Bob" Seals, 70 of Liberty, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He had been under his physician's care but his death was unexpected.Bob was born in Connersville to Jesse and Stella Shockey Seals on November 30, 1945. He attended school in College Corner. On January 19, 1988, Bob married the love of his life,...
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Elviera L. Bethge

May 14, 1927 - April 16, 2016

Long-time Liberty resident, Elviera L. Bethge, 88, died Saturday, April 16, 2016 after battling two hip surgeries, bronchitis and pneumonia. Elviera, the daughter of William and Martha Sattler Ross was born May 14, 1927 in Richmond, Indiana and was a 1945 graduate of Richmond High School. Elviera married Charles E. Bethge on March 3, 1978 in Muncie, Indiana. Elviera was the secretary at Abernathy...
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Betty Jane Carter

August 25, 1927 - April 5, 2016

Betty Jane Carter, 88, of Liberty died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Whitewater Commons Senior Living.Betty was born in Cincinnati on August 25, 1927, to Delbert S. and Ethel Johnson Price. On September 12, 1945, Betty married Elmer Howard Carter in Covington, Kentucky, and they enjoyed seventy years together. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Betty served with her husband, Rev. Carter...
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Elizabeth Lorriane Barley

November 1, 1920 - April 3, 2016

Elizabeth L. Barley, 95, of Liberty died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Reid Health in Richmond.Elizabeth was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on November 1, 1920, to Chester Homer and Elizabeth Adel Bowden Bragg. She graduated from Central High School in South Bend. Elizabeth married the love of her life, Ward C. Barley Sr. in South Bend on August 21, 1954. She lived in this area since 1965. Elizabeth was a...
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Harold William Paddock

May 9, 1934 - March 11, 2016

Harold W. Paddock, 81, of Liberty died Friday evening, March 11, 2016, at the Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty.Harold was born in Preble County, Ohio, on May 9, 1934, to Lawrence J. and Glenna L. Dobbs Paddock. He was a 1952 graduate of Brownsville High School and entered the U.S Army on January 18, 1954, earning the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Marksmanship, and Mechanics...
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Suzanne Woodruff

August 6, 1929 - February 20, 2016

Suzanne Woodruff, 86, of Liberty, died Saturday morning, February 20, 2016 at her residence.A Liberty native, Suzanne was born August 6, 1929 to Carl Alonzo and Catherine Driggs Ridenour. She attended area schools and graduated from Short High School in 1947. Suzanne was married in Rising Sun, Indiana on August 2, 1947 to Harold Edward Woodruff, who died January 7, 2006. She was co-owner of the...
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Ada Belle Berry

October 25, 1926 - February 17, 2016

Ada Belle Berry, 89, of Liberty died Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Whitewater Commons Senior Living Center in Liberty.Ada was born in Liberty on October 25, 1926, to John W. and Rosetta Wallen Conklin. In earlier years, Ada worked at Woolworth's 5 & 10, Stants, and Oxford Laundry for ten years and was always a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, drawing, and working crossword puzzles.Ada is...
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Arlus McGowan

January 22, 1929 - February 7, 2016

Arlus "Mac" McGowan, 87, of Liberty, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Rosebud Village in Richmond. Arlus was born in Jamestown, Kentucky, on January 22, 1929, to Everett Lee and Elizabeth Kennet McGowan. He owned and operated McGowan trucking for many years, Arlus attended The Church of God and Peace Lutheran Church in Connersville. He enjoyed trucking, money and "The price Is Right."Arlus is...
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Carol June Jensen

April 2, 1929 - January 9, 2016

Carol June "Brandenburg" Jensen, 86, formerly of Brownsville, died on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA.Carol was born in Union County on Tuesday, April 2, 1929, to William and Isabelle Funk Brandenburg and spent her early years on the family farm. Her family moved to Brownsville where she attended high school. Carol married Quincy Honaker in 1946 and had two...
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Stanley G. Fields

June 23, 1937 - January 2, 2016

Stanley G. Fields, 78, of Union County, died on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Fayette Regional Health System.Stanley was born in Fayette County to Arthur and Mary Smith Fields on June 23, 1937. He graduated from Alquina High School in 1955 and Ball State in 1959. Stanley married Evelyn Sue Mathas on August 24, 1958 at the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. He was a U.S Air Force veteran and taught...
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Lyle Dean Adams

June 5, 1947 - December 22, 2015

Lyle Dean Adams, 68, of Liberty died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at the Whitewater Commons in Liberty.Lyle was born in Richmond on June 12, 1947 to Howard Lee and Geraldine Rinehart Adams and was a lifelong resident of Union County. He attended Short High School, was a member of Four Mile Brethren Church and worked in farming. Lyle loved going to tractor shows, farming, dining out, visiting with...
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Cotton (. Phillips

November 15, 1945 - December 20, 2015

Cotton Phillips, 70, of Liberty, died Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Reid Health in Richmond.Cotton was born in Kentucky, on November 15, 1945, to Arco and Martha Holland Phillips. On February 27, 1969, Cotton married the love of his life, Kay Begley, in Wise, Virginia. He lived in the Liberty area for the past forty-seven years, and was self-employed in the roofing and construction business....
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Erma Sue Hill

May 10, 1959 - November 11, 2015

Sue Hill, 56, of Liberty, died on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the Whitewater Commons Senior Living in Liberty.Sue was born May 10, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Eugene and Allie Marie Flannery Hill. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Sue is survived by a son, Dave Hill and wife Heidi of West College Corner; a daughter Erica Deilkes and husband Darin of Liberty; a brother Ronald...
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Ernest Carrol Hartley

January 17, 1919 - October 31, 2015

Ernest Carrol Hartley, 96, formerly of Liberty, died on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at The Knolls in Oxford.Ernest was born in Greencastle, Indiana, on January 17, 1919, to Greenup and Mattie E. Hughes Hartley. He was a 1937 graduate of Union High School in College Corner. Ernest was a WWII Veteran serving as a Staff Sargent in the Army Air Corp. He served from January 1941 through November 25,...
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Dustin Dale Abernathy

July 9, 1972 - October 14, 2015

Dustin Dale Abernathy, 43, of Liberty, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in Richmond.Dustin was born in Richmond on July 9, 1972, to Bruce and Sherry Sue Abernathy. He attended Union County Schools.Dustin is survived by his father; one sister: Ashley Curry and her husband Richard of Liberty; and one niece, Brooke Curry of Liberty. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Abernathy, who...
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Louise Myers

August 21, 1921 - October 11, 2015

Louise Myers, 94, formerly of Liberty died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Heritage House in Greensburg.Louise was born in Metamora, Indiana, to Beecher and Winifred Alley Matthews and graduated from Brookville High School. She married Ellis Myers on May 31, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Metamora. Louise was a homemaker and assisted Ellis in farming. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church...
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Lloyd Donley Kuhn

December 1, 1920 - September 28, 2015

Lloyd D. Kuhn, 94, of Liberty, died Monday, September 28, 2015, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.Lloyd was born in Green County, Pennsylvania, on December 1, 1920, to Joseph Donley and Harley Ullom Kuhn. He was a 1939 graduate of Dixon Israel High School in Eaton, Ohio. Lloyd joined the Army Air Corp on September 29, 1942 and served his country until May 12, 1945. He was an airplane and engine...
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Eldon A. Brown

May 13, 1924 - September 17, 2015

Eldon A. Brown, 91, of the Liberty community, died Thursday evening, September 17, 2015, at the Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio.Eldon was a native of Whitley County, born May 13, 1924 to Ernest V. and Erma Goodrich Brown. In 1942, he graduated from Larwill High School in Whitley County. Eldon proudly served in the Merchant Marines, traveling the world during WWII. On April 21, 1946, Eldon...
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John Bouldrey

October 7, 1947 - September 2, 2015

Rev. John David Bouldrey, 67, passed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Rosebud Village in Richmond, Indiana. We know heaven is rejoicing and we can just hear John singing in the heavenly choir with his beautiful tenor voice. John was born in Bryan, Ohio, on October 7, 1947, to Albert and Olieta Bumpus Bouldrey. He was a faithful servant of God and was called into the...
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Margaret Catherine Moster

September 25, 1929 - August 2, 2015

Margaret Catherine "Marge" Moster, 85, of Liberty, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at The Chateau in Batesville.Marge was born in Southgate, Franklin County, on September 25, 1929, to Anthony and E. Clara Schmitt Back and attended Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg. She married Albert J. Moster on June 10, 1950, in Connersville and they farmed all their life. Albert and Marge enjoyed 61...
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Annastasia Warrick

January 12, 1925 - July 14, 2015

Annastasia Warrick, 90, of Liberty died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.Annastasia was born in Union County on January 12, 1925, and was a 1943 Graduate of Short High School. She moved to Indianapolis in 1945 and lived there until 1987. While living in Indianapolis, Annastasia was employed at the Indiana National bank from 1961 through 1986 for a total of twenty-five years of...
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Jeannette Snyder Handley

January 24, 1918 - June 30, 2015

Jeannette Snyder Handley, 97, formerly of Liberty, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Indianapolis.Jeannette was born in Clifton, Indiana, to Earl and Ethel Miles Snyder on January 24, 1918. She attended school in Clifton, Brownsville, and Short High School. In May 1935, Jeannette married Sylvan Handley who died on April 30, 1987. Jeannette was employed for 28 years as a cashier at Hooks Drug...
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Elizabeth Hampton Kehrer

January 28, 1915 - June 2, 2015

Elizabeth Hampton Kehrer, 100, of Brownsville, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Lincoln Center East in Connersville.Elizabeth, was born Breathitt County Kentucky, on January 28, 1915, to Henry and Niecy Sebastan. She was a homemaker and loved her family, camping, and visiting with people. Elizabeth volunteered at the Lincoln Center for many years and was a Pentecostal in her faith.Elizabeth is...
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Beulah J. Powers

June 16, 1933 - May 30, 2015

Beulah J. Powers,81, of Liberty, died in Vevay, Indiana, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Beulah was born in London, Kentucky, on June 16, 1933, to James Everett and Nellie Dees Hubbard. She married Bennie Thomas Powers who died August 5, 1987. Beulah was a homemaker and loved her family, cooking, bingo, and the casino.Beulah is survived by three sons: Larry Cox and wife Pam of Winchester, IN, Gary...
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Daisy I. Doerflein

February 28, 1926 - May 26, 2015

Daisy I. Doerflein, 89, formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Lincoln Centers-East in Connersville.Daisy was born February 28, 1926 in Manchester, Kentucky to John and Adeline Burch Clark and lived most of her adult life in the Liberty area. She was a very active member of the Liberty Pentecostal Church where she played guitar and sang. Daisy also composed her own songs and had been...
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Tom S. Bultman

February 14, 1942 - May 20, 2015

Tom Stevens Bultman, formally from Liberty, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 20th following a short illness. Tom was born on February 14, 1942 to Charles L. and Maribelle W. Bultman. He was the drummer in a Dixie Land Band called the Four Sharps and a Flat that won a five state competition in 1960. He graduated from Short High School in Liberty in 1960 and from Indiana University in 1967...
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Rodger Abernathy

May 5, 2015

Rodger C. Abernathy, 71, formerly of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home in Winter Springs, FL.. Rodger was born on September 1, 1943, to Robert and Ruth Steins Abernathy in Union County. He was raised in Union County and graduated from College Corner High School in 1961. He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Purdue University before joining the Air...
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Judy L. Cole

December 19, 1945 - May 5, 2015

Judy L. Carmack Cole, 69, of Liberty, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Sycamore Springs Rehab Center in Liberty. Judy was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on December 19, 1945, to Abe and Etta Hurst Carmack and lived most of her life in Union County. In her primary school years she attended Billingsville School and then graduated from College Corner High School in 1963. Judy married Gerald Cole on May 3,...
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Rebyl Edward Adam Roark

May 1, 2014 - April 4, 2015

Rebyl Edward Adam Roark, 11 months, of West College Corner, died on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at McCullough Hyde Hospital in Oxford.He was born May 1, 2014, in Oxford, Ohio, to Matthew and Alyce Roark. Rebyl loved his sisters and enjoyed listening to the beat of the song "Bang Bang" and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.Rebyl is survived by his parents; two sisters: Paityn Dale and Serenity Roark...
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Flora Frazee

August 10, 1927 - April 4, 2015

Flora Frazee, 87, of West College Corner, Indiana, passed away April 4, 2015, at the Brookville Healthcare Center. Flora was born August 10, 1927, in Cottage Grove, Indiana, to Robert and Virgie Marcum Pace She graduated from Union High School in College Corner in 1945. Flora married Elvin Frazee on March 11, 1950, in Richmond. Flora was a gifted teacher and her children and grandchildren were...
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Betty Spaeth

March 23, 2015

Betty Jane (Manrod) Spaeth, 89, of Liberty died Monday, March 23, 2015 at her residence. Betty was born October 13, 1925, to John and Mildred (Greenwood) Manrod near Oxford Ohio. She was raised in the Oxford area and graduated from McGuffey High School in 1943. On June 25, 1943, Betty married the love of her life, Daniel L. Spaeth, in Hamilton, Ohio. Soon after their marriage, they moved to...
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Roberto Leon

March 7, 1953 - March 22, 2015

Roberto Leon, 62, of Liberty, died Sunday, March 22,2015, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1953, in San Jose, Mexico to Jose Piedad and Maria Trinidad Leon. Roberto is survived by his wife, six sons, and three daughters. Services will be at the convience of the family. Interment will be in Comino Real Cemetery in San Jose DeLapaz, Jalisco, Mexico.
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Martha Cornett

March 15, 1923 - March 18, 2015

Martha "Estelle" Lawhorn Cornett, 92, formerly of Liberty, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Hallmark Healthcare Center in Summerville, South Carolina.Martha was one of thirteen children of her parents, William A. and Louisa Minton Carmon. She was born in Tazewell, Tennessee, on March 15, 1923. She worked as an inspector at Alcoa and retired in 1979. Estelle was a member of...
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Harley L. Glidden

February 18, 1942 - March 9, 2015

Harley L. Glidden, 73, of Liberty died Monday, March 9, 2015, at his Liberty residence.Harley was born in Dover, New Hampshire on February 18, 1942, to Norman H. and Maria Procia Glidden and graduated from high school in Dover, New Hampshire. He also attended two years of college. Harley married Shirley Kapustka on September 5, 2000. He was the owner of Liberty Pallet Company and retired from...
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Wilbur Curry

September 23, 1921 - March 8, 2015

Wilbur Arthur Curry, 93, of West College Corner, died Sunday, March 8th at Sterling House in Richmond.Wilbur was born in Franklin County on September 23, 1921, to Arthur and Jennie "Lois" Watkins Curry. He graduated from Brookville High School in 1942 and furthered his education at a Colorado machine shop school. Wilbur's employment included McQuay Norris Company in Connersville, Arthur Davis...
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Paul Kunkel

September 4, 1925 - March 4, 2015

Paul Andrew Kunkel, 89, a long-time resident of Union County, died Wednesday, March 4th in the afternoon.Paul was a native of Franklin County and born in Bath, IN on Sept. 4, 1925 to William J and Rosa Meyer Kunkel. He attended Bath School and was a US Military Veteran serving in the Air Force during WWII. While in India, Paul, who was a radio operator, was one of the first to learn that the...
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John Rhonemus

September 14, 1925 - January 31, 2015

John W. "Bill" Rhonemus, 89, of Liberty, died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Golden Living Golden Rule Nursing Home in Richmond.John was born in Hartford City, Indiana, on September 14, 1925, to Dr. John C. and Enid Orr Rhonemus. John was a 1943 graduate of Short High School. A World War II Veteran, John enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in Richmond on July 6, 1943, and proudly served his country...
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Geraldine Breen

March 8, 1939 - January 4, 2015

Geraldine "Geri" Breen, 75, of Richmond, died at her residence on Sunday, January 4, 2015.Geraldine was born in Union County on Wednesday, March 8, 1939, to Gardner Ray and Anna Thomas Waddell. She graduated from Union High School with the class of 1957. Geraldine married the love of her life, Jerry D. Breen, on Tuesday, June 25, 1957 in Connersville. Her employment included the IBEW Union Hall...
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Betsy L. McGowan

August 17, 1946 - December 27, 2014

Betsy L. McGowan, 68, of Liberty, died on Saturday, December 27, 2014 and Reid Hospital in Richmond.Betsy was born in Milan, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17, 1946, to Herman E. and Helena Clara Bockhorst Jobe. She graduated in the 1965 class of Connersville High School. Betsy married Arlus "Mac" McGowan on Saturday, August 20, 1988. Betsy worked at housecleaning and together with her husband...
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Robert E. Stevens

June 23, 1923 - December 26, 2014

Robert E. Stevens, 91, of Liberty died Friday, December 26, 2014, at Rosebud Village in Richmond.Robert was born in Union County on Saturday, June 23, 1923, to Forrest and Minnie Viola Larimore Stevens. He graduated from Alquina High School with the class of 1942. Robert married Marjorie Hoppes on Saturday, July 5, 1947. Robert worked at Rex Manual, Philco Ford, owned and operated Liberty Oil Co....
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Carolyn Schaeffer

August 24, 1938 - December 24, 2014

Carolyn A. Schaeffer, 76, of Liberty, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN after a brief illness. Carolyn was born August 24, 1938, in Brookville, the child of Stanley and Ollie Smith Carnes. She attended Short High School in Liberty and graduated in 1956. On Jan. 7, 1961, she was married to Max R. Schaeffer at the First Presbyterian Church in Liberty. ...
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Carol K. Seibert

December 25, 1955 - December 20, 2014

Carol "Kathy" Seibert, 58, of College Corner, Ohio, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Hospice of Hamilton in Ohio, surrounded by her family following a courageous three year battle with cancer.A Connersville native, Kathy was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1955, to Elias and Lillian Fox Gay. She was a 1974 graduate of Connersville High School. On May 12, 1979, Kathy was married at Central...
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Myrtie Jane Bothast

February 23, 1947 - December 10, 2014

Myrtie Jane Bothast, 67, of Liberty, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.Jane was born in Richmond on Sunday, February 23, 1947, to Robert and Lavon Russell Eckler. She graduated from Short High School in Liberty in the class of 1965. On June 12, 1965, Jane married Boyd Dean Bothast at the Liberty Church of Christ. Jane was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, crocheting,...
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Marie A. Richards

June 18, 1923 - December 8, 2014

Marie Agnes Richards, 91, of Oxford, died Monday, December 8, 2014, at Woodland Country Manor in Oxford.Marie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 18, 1923, to Martin and Irene Deem Kelly. She was employed as a floor lady at Dr. Scholl's in Cincinnati for over thirty years, worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in food processing and also was a homemaker. Marie was a member of St. Mary's...
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