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The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

May 8

Deontrae M. Adams, 19, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana

Melissa L. Reed, 40, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana

Diamonty A. Newman, 18, Visiting a Common Nuisance

Bobby L. Avery, 28, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (2 counts)

May 9

Autumn D. Stembel, 25, OWI

Endangering a Person, OWI

Jacob J. Maine, 28, Public

Intoxication

Robyn A. Chesser, 45, Possession of a Synthetic Cannabinoid, Possession of Paraphernalia, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

May 10

Reginald J. Prather, 29, Driving While Suspended with Priors

May 11

James C. Dorre, 51, Warrant (Michigan)

Eva L. Diaz, 69, Resisting

Law

Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness

Shanna L. Earnheart, 28, Warrant: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

May 12

Travis D. Thomas, 33, Resisting

Law

Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct

Howard Rose, 42, Public

Intoxication

Shawn A. Mason, 26, Warrant: Contempt of Court

May 13

Elricky S. Sanchez, 28, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Treyshon D.L. Banks, 18, Warrant: Intimidation

May 14

Kenneth D. Wright, 35, Possession of Cocaine

SHERIFF’S ARRESTS

The following are arrests made by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

May 8

Lyndsey B. Miller, 30, Driving While Suspended

Chad A.

Bergin, 29, Warrant: Violation of In-Home Detention

Michael W. Dodd, 18, (Greentown arrest),

Warrant: Child Molest

Jamie N. Boothby, 30, Warrant: Fraud on a Financial Institution, Warrant: Forgery

May 9

Donald L. Brown II, 37, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

Kurtis K. Robertson, 56, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Robert S. Richardson, 29,

Possession of Marijuana, Warrant: Petition to Revoke

Suspended Sentence

May 10

Christopher M. Wheeler, 33, Warrant: Failure to

Appear,

Warrant (Cass Co.)

May 11

James C. Fritz, 29, (Other agency

arrest),

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Nicholas A. Sitzes, 21, (Other agency

arrest),

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Joshua W. Murphy, 24, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

May 12

Joseph M. Soupley, 30, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Dru E. Donovan, 21, Warrant (Miami Co.)

Marius D. Beard, 43, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

May 13

Zachary L. Thomas, 31, Warrant: Contempt of Court

Kodie L. Nottingham, 31, Warrant: Contempt of Court

Aleasha N. Parker, 22, Warrant: Purchase of 7.2 Grams of a Precursor in a 30-Day Period

James W. Campbell, 33, Driving While

Suspended, OWI

Endangering a Person

Don J.

Herrington Jr., 37, Invasion of Privacy (4 counts), Domestic Battery

May 14

Alexander Grell, 27, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Anthony D. Heard, 39, Warrant: Non-

Compliance

Alexandra B. Young, 21,

Attempted Fraud,

Perjury

Johnny D. Young, 31, (Other

agency

arrest),

Warrant: Parole

Violation

STATE POLICE ARRESTS

The following are arrests made by the Indiana State Police in Howard County. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

May 14

Epiphanty M. Mott, 23, OWI

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

The following are the sentencings of criminal cases heard in all five Howard County courts.

Circuit Court

Paul P. Clark

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 322 days of previously suspended sentence, executed, probation is tolled 9 months

Russell Fouch

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 142 days of previously suspended sentence, executed, probation is tolled 90 days

Loretta Balentine

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 62 days of previously suspended sentence, executed, submit to drug screen

Fees: Public defender fee

Superior IV

Austin Ferguson

Charge: Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary, Aiding, Inducing or Causing Burglary (2 counts)

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 548 days executed and remainder suspended, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 4 years, executed, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 10 years, 8 years executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 2 years, Count IV - Indiana Department of Corrections for 4 years, executed, sentences in II, III, and IV to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to sentence in Count I, pay restitution to victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Andrew Ferguson

Charge: Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary (3 counts), Theft

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 548 days executed and remainder suspended, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 4 years, executed, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 10 years, 8 years executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 2 years, Count IV - Indiana Department of Corrections for 4 years, executed, Count V - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, suspended, supervised probation for 2 years, sentences in Counts II, III, and IV to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to sentences in Counts I and V, sentences in Counts I and V to run consecutively to each other, pay restitution to victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior III

Nkenge Glenn

Charge: Operating a Vehicle with an ACE of .08 or More

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended 180 days, complete 180 hours of community service

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Amy McCoy

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person, Operating a Vehicle without Ever Receiving a License

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 6 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete alcohol and drug program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended 90 days, no driving without a valid license, complete Driving with a License program, Count IV - Howard County Jail for 60 days, 6 days executed and remainder suspended, sentences to run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment, public defender fee

Cameron New

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Rebecca Vent

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete alcohol and drug program, attend Victim Impact Panel, no driving without a valid license, complete 40 hours of community service or buy out for $200

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Tim Majors

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 30 days executed and remainder suspended, In-Home detention for 335 days, complete alcohol and drug program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended 6 months and restricted 6 months

Fees: Court costs, In-Home detention fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Norma Murray

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Charles Huston

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 10 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete alcohol and drug program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended 1 year, complete 40 hours of community service

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Cole Kurtz

Charge: Operating a Vehicle with an ACE of .08 or More

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, 20 days executed and remainder suspended, In-Home detention for 38 days, unsupervised probation for 160 days, complete alcohol and drug program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended 180 days and restricted 1 year

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Bryan Jones

Charge: Non-Compliance with In-Home Detention

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Court imposes 20 days of previously suspended sentence, attend Victim Impact Panel

Harron Burnett

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 6 months, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Theresa Williams

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 10 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee

Jacob Maine

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 8 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 6 months, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee

James Warren

Charge: Operating a Vehicle as an Habitual Traffic Violator

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1 year, 8 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended 6 months, pay $250 fine

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

James Warren

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement, Operating a Motor Vehicle without ever Receiving a License

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 1 year, 64 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Howard County Jail for 60 days, executed, no driving without a valid license, complete Driving with a License program, sentences to run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Geryt Jackson

Charge: Failure to Stop after Accident Resulting in Non-Vehicle Damage

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for 180 days, complete 20 hours of community service or buy out for $100

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Darla Bolander

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 6 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete 48 hours of community service, complete Driving with a License program, no driving without a valid license

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Michael Byrd

Charge: Driving While Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Driving with a License program, no driving without a valid license, complete 40 hours of community service or buy out for $200, pay restitution to victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Trey Sutton

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 24 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended 90 days, pay $200 fine, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 13-CM-330

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Trey Sutton

Charge: Driving While Suspended with Priors

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 24 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended 90 days, no driving without a valid license, pay $200 fine

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Kevin Walker

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 24 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended 90 days, no driving without a valid license, complete Driving with a License program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Lyndsey Miller

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended 90 days, complete Driving with a License program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Jeray Balentine

Charge: Criminal Mischief

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Matthew Johnson

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Joshua McCoy

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, supervised probation for 6 months, unsupervised probation for 6 months, probation to run consecutively to any other cases, complete 30 hours of community service

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Stephen Parker

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeffrey Lowry

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 20 days executed and remainder suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Kevin Taylor

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for 1 year

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior II

Michael Ferenc

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Court imposes 365 days of previously suspended sentence, probation extended by 180 days

Trai Williams

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Court imposes 365 days of previously suspended sentence

Brandon Cobb

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Court imposes 4 days of previously suspended sentence, probation extended by 180 days and modified to supervised probation

Daniel Wagner

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Court imposes 90 days of previously suspended sentence, probation modified to supervised probation

Fees: Public defender fee

Michael Paul

Charge: Probation Violation

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Court imposes 90 days of previously suspended sentence

Fees: Public defender fee

Cary Miller

Charge: Burglary

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, executed, complete Therapeutic Community while incarcerated

Estimated cost of incarceration: $118,172.40

Fees: Court costs, public defender fee

Tina Russell

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 728 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Derrick Bronson

Charge: Battery on a Police Officer, Domestic Battery

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 120 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 425 days, Count III - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 120 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 245 days, sentences to run concurrently to each other and consecutively to sentence in 34D02-1403-FD-00052, no contact with victim, complete Batterers’ Intervention program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Batterers’ Intervention program fee

Derrick Bronson

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 30 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 515 days, complete alcohol and drug program, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D02-1306-FD-00149

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, public defender fee

Marklin Fisher

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1 year, 62 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 303 days, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D02-1406-FD-00123

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Rex Duke

Charge: Battery

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, executed

Fees: Court costs

Superior I

Jacques L. Alexander

Charge: Possession of a Synthetic Drug or Look Alike Substance

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 64 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 301 days, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

Artie Herron

Charge: Invasion of Privacy

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake Jr.

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 104 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 261 days, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Brad A. Marr

Charge: Possession of a Synthetic Drug or Look Alike Substance

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 363 days, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

James W. Hawkins Jr.

Charge: Domestic Battery, Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake Jr.

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 130 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 235 days, Count IV - Howard County Jail for 60 days, executed, complete Men’s Non-Violence Education Group

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Men’s Non-Violence Education Group fee

Cedric Tyler

Charge: Invasion of Privacy

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake Jr.

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 14 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D04-1502-F3-00023, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Raquel Woodard

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D01-1405-FD-00341, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

Shawn A. Waldron

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 176 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 189 days, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D01-1407-F6-00580, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

Shawn A. Waldron

Charge: Possession of Paraphernalia

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 38 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 327 days, sentence to run consecutively to sentence in 34D01-1501-CM-00029, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

Kevin Schafer

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Controlled Substance

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 340 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 573 days, Count III - Howard County Jail for 334 days, executed, sentences to run concurrently, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

George J. Ranard

Charge: Non-Support of a Dependent

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,460 days, 208 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 1,252 days, sentence to run concurrently with sentence in 34D01-1411-F6-00866, complete Men’s Non-Violence Education Group, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Men’s Non-Violence Education Group fee

Dakota M.

Van Winkle

Charge: Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 2 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 911 days, complete alcohol and drug program, complete Men’s Non-Violence Education Group

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, Men’s Non-Violence Education Group fee, public defender fee

Audrianna D. Trinoskey

Charge: Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 408 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 204 days, complete alcohol and drug program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee

Bradley J. Linkenhoker

Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, executed, complete Therapeutic Community program while incarcerated, sentence to run consecutively to sentences in 34D01-1301-FD-00003 and 34D01-1311-FD-00922

Fees: Court costs, drug interdiction fee

Joseph Olivarez

Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,460 days, executed, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, executed, sentences to run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, drug interdiction fee

Austin Hemming

Charge: Unlawful Possession or use of a Legend Drug, Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, 108 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 622 days, Count II - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 108 days executed and remainder suspended, supervised probation for 72 days, complete alcohol and drug program, sentences to run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, alcohol and drug program fee, drug interdiction fee

DEATHS

Martenia S. Watson, 72

Date of Death: 5/1/15

Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the Liver

Dorothy M. Lorenz, 94

Date of Death: 4/25/15

Cause of Death: Progressive Dementia

Clifford J. Pitcher, 56

Date of Death: 4/30/15

Cause of Death: Chronic Alcoholism, Severe Pancolitis, Community Acquired Pneumonia, Septic and Hemorrhagic Shock

Jackie L. Ellis, 79

Date of Death: 4/28/15

Cause of Death: Stage IV Systolic Congestive Heart Failure of Unknown Cause, Stage II-III Chronic Renal Failure of Unknown Cause, Encephalopathy, Lactic Acidosis

Lucy F. Williams, 92

Date of Death: 4/25/15

Cause of Death: Failure to Thrive, Progressive Dementia

Donald F. Underwood, 77

Date of Death: 4/24/15

Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Lawrence J. Merrick, 98

Date of Death: 4/24/15

Cause of Death: Aspiration Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Frances E. McDonald, 91

Date of Death: 5/5/15

Cause of Death: Sepsis, Acute Cholecystitis, Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure

Donald O. Studt, 80

Date of Death: 5/7/15

Cause of Death: Adenocarcinoma of the Lung, Pericardial Effusion, Coronary Artery Disease, Type II Diabetes

Elizabeth B. Brock, 94

Date of Death: 4/23/15

Cause of Death: Failure to Thrive, Progressive Dementia

Douglas D. Clayton, 90

Date of Death: 3/28/15

Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Disease

Dorothy J. Tedder, 80

Date of Death: 5/2/15

Cause of Death: Acute respiratory Failure, Encephalopathy, Chronic Opiate Use, Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Ventricular Response

Sue A. Brown, 81

Date of Death: 4/27/15

Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest, Aspiration, Vomiting

Josephine B. Morgan, 92

Date of Death: 5/4/15

Cause of Death: Failure to thrive, Coronary Artery Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes

Billie L. Hilligoss, 85

Date of Death: 5/1/15

Cause of Death: Failure to thrive, Protein Malnutrition, Aspiration Pneumonia, Dementia

Eleanor M. Layton, 95

Date of Death: 5/1/15

Cause of Death: Failure to Thrive, Dementia

James O. Smith, 70

Date of Death: 5/1/15

Cause of Death: End-Stage Systolic Congestive Heart Failure Secondary to Ischemic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation with Embolic Stroke and Post-Stroke Seizures

Marjorie H. Duke, 97

Date of Death: 4/24/15

Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Dementia

MARRIAGE LICENSES

The following are marriage licenses recorded at the Howard County Clerk’s office.

May 7

Suzanne C. Shumway, Kokomo, 25

Brian M. Haerr, Kirklin, Ind., 22

Jared M. Fox, Alexandria, Ind., 23

Kelci A. McKinley, Kokomo, 21

Jeffrey P. Mims, Kokomo, 26

Amanda J. Baldwin, Kokomo, 28

Allie W. Jones III, Kokomo, 20

Jessa M. Green, Bunker Hill, Ind., 21

Bailey C. Muhlenkamp, Carmel, Ind., 22

Mitchell C. Daily, Kokomo, 24

May 8

Lonnie A. Estep, Kokomo, 44

Sandra Y. Smeltzer, Kokomo, 42

Steven C. Romhild, Kokomo, 46

Stephanie N. Linares, Kokomo, 33

Stanley B. Musselman, Noblesville, Ind., 72

Catherine Trout, Kokomo, 67

David J. Harris Jr., Kokomo, 40

Cara S. Miller, Kokomo, 26

Sergio F.V. Ixta, Gurnee, Ill., 27

Michelle Otero, Gurnee, Ill., 27

May 11

Jamie L. Burkholder, Kokomo, 22

David J. Manfred, Greentown, 22

Troy E. Black, Kokomo, 46

Jennifer G. Fisher, Kokomo, 30

James C. Phillips, Kokomo, 36

Darci M. Kelley, Kokomo, 26

May 12

James W. Branch, Kokomo, 36

Samantha J. Tolley, Kokomo, 31

Chap J. Taylor, Kokomo, 47

Vicky L. Cameron, Kokomo, 51

Adam J. Renshaw, Kokomo, 29

Alexa E. Mills, Kokomo, 21

William R. Mummert, Bringhurst, Ind., 27

Rachel A. Harlan, Kokomo, 30

John T. Barnes, Kokomo, 21

Gretchen D. Catron, Kokomo, 22

Carlton T. Green Jr., Kokomo, 34

Bethany L. Helms, Kokomo, 26

May 13

David A. Mumaw II, Kokomo, 48

Elizabeth A. Dockery, Kokomo, 46

Justin L. Humphries, Kokomo, 22

Kayla M. Hord, Kokomo, 22

BIRTHS

The following birth announcements are sent to the Kokomo Perspective by parents who have given birth at Howard Regional Health System or St. Joseph Hospital.

St. Joseph Hospital

Aria Rose Bline

Date of Birth: 5/5/15

Sex: F Time: 3:56 a.m.

Wt: 5 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Samantha Evitts and Trae Bline

Community Howard Regional Health

Desmond Cade Greene

Date of Birth: 4/28/15

Sex: M Time: 8:25 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 11 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Ashley (Swetnam) and Devlin Greene

Cayson Brian Adair

Date of Birth: 4/29/15

Sex: M Time: 10:59 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 15 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Lynlie Strong and Cody Adair

Elias Winston Sheridan

Date of Birth: 4/29/15

Sex: M Time: 3:40 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 3 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Rebecca (Mouser) and Christopher Sheridan

Mason Lee Campbell

Date of Birth: 4/30/15

Sex: M Time: 11:12 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kyersten Campbell

Brooklynn Ann Allen

Date of Birth: 5/2/15

Sex: F Time: 5:32 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Lauren (Ramberger) and Justin Allen

Lake AnnMarie Thieke

Date of Birth: 5/2/15

Sex: F Time: 6:53 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 2 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Lacee Cochran and Jacob Thieke

Layla Kay Koon

Date of Birth: 5/3/15

Sex: F Time: 1:10 p.m.

Wt: 9 lbs., 2 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kelsey (Kennedy) and Harley Koon

Halena Jasmeen Burnett

Date of Birth: 5/4/15

Sex: F Time: 8:58 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Meghan Guffey and Harron Burnett Sr.

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

The following are the domestic relations cases to be heard, according to the court calendars for all five Howard County courts. These include divorces, paternity cases, and child support hearings. The court calendars are accurate as of the Thursday before the Kokomo Perspective’s Wednesday distribution date, but are subject to regular changes. Call the individual court for the most up-to-date information.

Circuit Court

Fri., May 22, 9 a.m.

Krystal L. and Jason A. Smith, Citation

Tina M. and Wayne A. Bogard, Final Hearing

Jeffrey and Angela Benware, Other

Laurie Krall (Bentzler) and Jeff Krall, Other

Carrie A. and Brett M. Mohler, Provisional Order

Bryan and Angela M. Collins, Support Hearing

Erin and Matthew M. Barnes, Support Hearing

Wed., May 27, 9 a.m.

Micheal N. and Joshua G. Justice, Citation

Krystal Voiles (Gregory) and Chris Voiles, Reappear

Superior IV

Thu., May 21, 8:30 a.m.

Ronnie L. Pearson Jr., and Jennifer J. Pearson, Final Hearing

10 a.m.

Nicole and Anthony Edwards, Provisional Order

11 a.m.

Alysha and James D. Conwell, Provisional Order

2 p.m.

Sonya R. and Thomas E. Nearon, Support Hearing

3 p.m.

Carol Quillen and Kurt Popejoy, Provisional Order

Fri., May 22, 1:30 p.m.

Kristal L. and Richard D. Jones, Final Hearing

Wed., May 27, 2 p.m.

Anika N. and Gary L. Clark, Visitation Hearing

Superior II

Thu., May 21, 9 a.m.

Tara R. and Clayton R. Oaks, Citation

Jeremy A. and Tonya D. Teems, Citation

Loma E. and Kevin A. Ellis, Reappear

Shateeka and Vaughn Allen, Reappear

Jeremy and Jenny Oakes, Reappear

Paul J. and Roberta E. Henson, Support Hearing

Penelope S. and William G. Hancock, Support Hearing

Jessica D. and Carey L. Blake, Status Hearing

11 a.m.

Ashley and Ira Tweed, Custody Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Melanie and Tim Hargrove, Citation

Wed., May 27, 9 a.m.

G. Phillip and Emily E. Walker, Final Hearing

11 a.m.

Rita L. and Gordon L. Cope, Provisional Order

DIVORCE FILINGS

The following are the new divorce filings, according to the Howard County Clerk’s office. The information is accurate as of the Thursday before the Kokomo Perspective’s Wednesday distribution date.

May 7

Debra L. and Brian J. Fearnow

Monique and Chris Pettay

Jessie W. and Holly J. Caudill

May 8

Deborah L. and Charles S. Gallaher

Greg and Britney Dudash

Laura A. and Brenton T. Ferguson

Elizabeth and Steven Szerdy

Zachary and Kaila Boyd

May 11

Timothy and Marguerite Frazier

Lori D. and Anthony A. Rhinebarger

May 12

Leslie N. and Christopher L. Marr

May 13

Micholeen W. and John M. Lynch (Legal Separation)

Amy and Chad Pundt

Tamara and Matthew Waite

DIVORCES GRANTED

The following are the divorces granted in Howard County, according to the Howard County Clerk’s office.

Circuit Court

Rodney H. and Marilyn E. Ott

William D. and Lisa J. Scott

Bethany J. and Jonathan M. Morehead

Donna J. and Derek A. Smith

Carol L. and Brent A. Bousum

Superior IV

Cyndi and Randall R. Buckley

Daniel R. and Heather A. Purvis

Cody A. and Samantha Parks

Superior II

Shaunne and Charles Kraynak

Danielle and Adam Stevens

Holly and Michael Hood

Linda A. and James F. Gaylor

OBITUARIES

Lavern McCray

Lavern McCray, 87, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Lavern was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII.

In keeping with Lavern’s wishes cremation is planned.

Lavern is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Betty R. Langel McCray; sons, Keith (Margaret) McCray of Michigan City and Michael Wayne (Brenda) McCray of South Bend; daughters, Cheri (Tom) Vogel of Sharpsville and Colleen (Gary) Trapp of South Bend; sisters, Sandy Whitfield of Washington, Betty Willis of California.

Lavern is preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Patrick McCray; sisters, Doris Bresch and Helen Swingle; and brothers, Don and Bud McCray.

Dorothy J. Tedder

Dorothy Jean Tedder, 80, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Dorothy was born on February 13, 1935 in Liberty, Kentucky to the late Alonzo “Pop” and Lora (Coffey) Wall. She married Leamon “Ted” W. Tedder in Tipton, who preceded her in death. Dorothy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a homemaker and worked at Northwestern High School. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and pets after retiring.

Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Ron (Ronda) Tedder of Kokomo and Terry (Mitzi) Tedder of Campbellsville, KY; 3 daughters, Dianna (Ron) Schmitt, Pamela McClaran and Sandra (Pat) Craig all of Kokomo; brother, Jesse D. (Wilodean) Wall Sr. of FL; grandchildren, Jimmy (Monica) and Stephanie Ringley, Jason (Miranda), Troy, Josh (Hayley) Tedder, Ryan and Brent McClaran all of Kokomo, Austin (Tiffany) Tedder of Campbellsville, KY and Amy (Chris) McClaran-Long of West Lafayette; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; special family member, Randol Travnicek; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Lewis, Bob and Jim Wall; and sisters, Dessie Bowley, Essie Ward and Mary Stalnaker.

Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Beverly J. McIlrath

Beverly Jane McIlrath, 78, of Russiaville, passed away at 12:38 pm on May 3, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

Beverly was born in Kokomo on August 6, 1936 to the late Paul and Alla (Barnes) McMain. She was employed with Delco Electronics, retiring after 38 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, and especially spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Beverly is survived by her children, Mitzi (Mitch) Geesaman of Kokomo, Michelle (Dave) Goodman of Franklin, Mitch (Carmen) McIlrath of Kokomo, and Marti (Matt) Eastburn of Kokomo; grandchildren, Melissa (Josh) Paul, Matt Geesaman, Megan Davin, Karen McIlrath, Arland McIlrath, Myles McIlrath, Mallory (Joe) Schrock, Lucas Eastburn, Isaac Eastburn, and Zachary Eastburn; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Bishop, Ali and Amelia Paul, Daylen, Ari, and June Schrock; Brothers Gale (Gwen) McMain, and Paul (Monica) McMain; special niece, Pam Bowlin, and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arland McIlrath, and siblings, Donna McLane, and Jack McMain.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

George L. Foster

George Lee Foster passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. George, the son of the late E.A. and Dovie Murrel Foster, was born in Tipton County, near Atlanta, on March 21, 1922. He lived in Tipton throughout his life and both believed in and contributed to the growth of the community.

Mr. Foster graduated from Tipton High School in 1940 and married Marjorie Jeanne Hackett on January 12, 1943, one day before he left to serve his country in World War II. When he returned, he continued in business, owning and operating Foster Furniture Store, with the help of his wife, Marge, for forty-nine years before he retired. He remained an active member of the business community as the owner of “Foster’s Last Stand” Antique Store for several years before he agreed to serve the community as President of the Tipton County Council and as Mayor of Tipton for seven years. He was honored by the Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services in 2001 as “Older Hoosier of the Year” for his community service.

Mr. Foster proudly served his country during WW II on Okinawa in the Pacific Theatre as Chief Radar Operator with the 325th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion, receiving a Bronze Star for his efforts. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks Club and Rotary during his long and fruitful life.

George’s wife, Marjorie, passed away on February 18, 2012 and will be waiting for him. Left to cherish and honor his life and legacy are his children Lee-Anne Distler (Bill), Julia Lambert (Destry) and George Lee “Chip” Foster II (Sheri); grandchildren Jenny Distler Stribling (Yancey), Katie Distler Eckman (Scott), Nathan Destry Lambert (Stephanie), Kristin Lambert Himsel (Nate), Lindsay Lambert Blythe (Jason); and great-grandchildren Henry Nathan, Marjorie Jane and Julia Farrell Lambert; George Hunter and Margaret Armstrong Eckman; William Foster and James Yancey Stribling IV; Destry Thomas and Piper Kate Himsel, Lincoln Lambert and Knox Brantley Blythe.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the C.W. Mount Community Center, c/o Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

Daniel Barker Jr.

Daniel Barker Jr., 92, Kokomo, left this earthly home to be welcomed into the arms of his Heavenly Father at 8:35 am on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. He was born on August 9, 1922, in Kokomo, the son of Daniel & Edna (Mossholder) Barker Jr. On October 10, 1946 he married Oneeda June Horton and she preceded him in death on March 13, 2012.

Daniel attended Kokomo High School. He served in the U.S. Army as Corporal in the 340th Army Engineers, in which he helped build the Alaskan Highway and Clarks Airport in the Philippines. He retired from the A&P Grocery Store, where he met and fell in love with Oneeda, who he married. Daniel also was employed with Nehi Bottling Company, Haynes International (Cabot), where he retired in 1981 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club with Haynes, the 500 Bowling Club, and the K.O.F.F. Club. He also volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center, bowled with the “Over the Hill Gang”, and was the Senior Advisor to the Major. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing euchre and bingo.

Daniel is survived by his sons, Steven (Carol) Barker, and Michael (Marcia) Barker; grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Barker, Holly (Troy) Pratt, Travis (Kelly) Barker, Shaun (Christy) Barker, Chad (Christa) Barker; great grandchildren, Taylor & Madison Pratt, Evan & Andrew Barker, Jackson, Andrew & Tyler Barker, Carli, Calvin, Jace, Cameron, Preston, & Laney; sister-in-law, Wanda Hutto; nephew, Rex Hutto.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, wife Oneeda Barker, sisters, Betty Mang, and Mary Beheny.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to Jefferson Manor, Nightingale Home Care, Dr. Ennis, and the staff at St. Joseph Hospital.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Daniel’s memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515 Northampton, MA, 01061-0515. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Mary L. Gano

Mary Lynne Gano, 92, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Reflections at Wellington in Kokomo. She was born on September 2, 1922 in Crothersville, IN to John L. and Izetta Blanche (Salmon) Silence. On May 20, 1944 Mary married Kenneth Gano and he passed away on June 23, 1985.

Mary was a 1940 graduate of Prairie Township High School in Tipton County and attended Kokomo Business College. She was a bookkeeper for Allanice Amusement Corp, theaters, Sipes, Indiana Ices and the First McDonald’s north and south Drive Inns. She was a member of the Community Christian Church in Frankfort.

Survivors include her brother Joseph (Jane) Silence of Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews and Great nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents John and Izetta Silence; husband Kenneth Gano; two brothers Hollis and Ralph Silence; two sisters Maxine Huff and Alice Dunham.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer association or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.

Cora A. Cockrell

Cora Ann Cockrell, 68, Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 10:52 pm on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home. She was born on September 10, 1946, the daughter of Willie & Cora Lee (Break) McIntyre, in Columbia, Kentucky. On January 23, 1963 she married Arnold Lee Cockrell and he survives.

Cora was a homemaker who had previously been employed with Delco Electronics for 8 years. She was a member of the Eagles. Cora had been a Girl Scout leader, a coach for little league baseball. She loved Jesus and country music, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cora is survived by her loving husband, Arnold Cockrell; children, Allen Cockrell, Jim Cockrell, Kenny (Rhonda) Cockrell, Patty Darlin, Priscilla Martin, Sara Helms, and Kristal Kingma; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Elmer McIntyre, KY, Raymond (Anna) McIntyre, KY, and James McIntyre, Kokomo; sisters, Betty (John) Preston, KY, Helen (Randy) Horner, Kokomo, Shirley Wry, CA, Norma (Jim) Hume, KY, and Lisa (Ernie) Green, KY; sisters-in-law, Carol Jackson, Kokomo, Bonnie Talley, Kokomo, Judy (Mike) Gray, Kokomo, and Debbie Cockrell, Kokomo.

Cora was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Diane Osborn, sisters, Susie Farley and Betty McIntyre, brothers, Billy, Don, George, Bobby, and George McIntyre.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Cora’s memory to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Lt. Cmdr. Margaret Higgins

Lieutenant Commander Margaret “Jean” Higgins, 89, of Kokomo formerly of Sharpsville passed away at 12:10 pm on Friday, May 1, 2015 at North Woods Village. She was born on November 6, 1925 in Prairie Township to Joseph Arnal “Barney” and Eunice (Ramseyem) Higgins.

Margaret was a 1943 graduate of Prairie Township High School and graduated from St. Joseph Memorial School of Nursing in Kokomo. She was in the Navy from 1958 until her retirement in 1979. In 1958 she reported to the Naval Hospital St. Albans in New York for orientation. Margaret served in Bremerhaven, Germany; Southampton, England; Rota, Spain; Newfoundland and Danang, Vietnam. She also served in Chelsea, Massachusetts; Bethesda, Maryland; and Oakland, California. She retired from Camp Pendleton, California. Margaret was a member of Liberty Baptist Church for over 50 years and a member of the Navy Nurses Association. She loved working in her gardens rasing roses and liked catalog shopping.

Survivors include brothers Rex (Rebecca) Higgins of Sharpsville, John E. (Eva) Higgins; brother in law Joe Kenworthy of Kokomo several nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Arnal and Eunice Higgins; sisters Mary Ann Smith, Donna Kenworthy; brother Francis Max Higgins. She was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jane Higgins (Richter).

The family would like to give a special Thank You to North Woods Village and St. Joseph Hospice for the care they gave Margaret.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial donations may made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.

Carolyn S. Kempe

Carolyn Sue (Keister) Kempe, 81, Kokomo, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Waterford Place Health Care following a brief illness.

Carolyn was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Winchester, the daughter of the late Ralph and Adelma (Long) Keister. She was a 1951 graduate of Ben Davis High School and on April 19, 1952 she married the love of her life Robert Kempe. Carolyn was a very social person and was active in various clubs in Kokomo. She was active in the Red Hat Society and was Past Senior Regent of the Moose Lodge.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Robert “Michael” (wife Dawn) Kempe, and Rebecca (husband Robert) Smith; grandchildren, Whitney (husband Timothy), and Weston Smith; four great-grandchildren; sister, Janet (husband Charles) Baker; nephew, William Jay (wife Vicki) Baker; and her faithful dog, Janie Lou.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Stanley Keister.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Online condolences may be given at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Walter E. Bristow

Walter E. Bristow, 64, Kokomo, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home. He was born on January 23, 1951, in Kokomo, the son of Doyle & Mary Christine (Lagamina) Bristow. On May 22, 1987, he married Robin Knowland and she survives.

Walter was a 1969 graduate of Kokomo High School and had attended Kokomo Business College. He retired from Button Motors as a Master Mechanic after 41 years 9 mos. and 4 days of service. He played guitar in his band called “Rewind”.

Walter leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Robin L. Bristow, Kokomo; children, Samantha (Brad) Widner, Galveston, and Brad Ice, Peru; grandchildren, Blake Widner, Holly Widner, and Lexi Ice, along with his dogs, Sadie, Chloe, Sophie, and Spook; family friend, Charlene “Charlie” Richardson; brothers-in-law, Mike (Patricia) Knowland, Tim (Sandy) Knowland, and Kelly (Cindy) Knowland, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Ice, and brother-in-law, Pat Knowland.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to Community Howard Regional Oncology Department. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Ann K. Button

Ann Kaegi Button, 81, Kokomo, entered into heaven Wednesday, May 6, 2015, with family by her side at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ann’s parents, Edward A. Kaegi and Myrl B. Kaegi, welcomed her into the world Jan. 23, 1934, in Anderson. After Myrl’s death in 1972, Edward later married Ruth Goodman.

Ann graduated from Kokomo High School in 1952. She earned her B.S. degree in education from Indiana University in 1956 and was an active life-long member in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Ann and Don P. Button were married June 30, 1956 at the Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage.

Ann was a homemaker, and dedicated much of her life to service. She was active in the First Congregational Christian Church, Symposium, P.E.O. Chapter R, Tri-Kappa, President of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, and President of Hospital Cheer Guild.

Ann was known for her generosity. She was a warm, welcoming lady who never met a stranger. She could light up the room with her smile. She had a passion and love of flowers, gardening, weeding, birds, and traveling. She especially enjoyed shopping with her granddaughter.

Ann is survived by her husband, Don P. Button; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ballew (Charles), Indianapolis; grandchildren, Anna, Colin, and Parker; great-granddaughter, Annemarie; sister, Susan Kaegi Jones (Eric), Rockville, Maryland; stepbrother, Jack V. Goodman (Olga), California; brother-in-law, the Rev. Dr. John D. Button (Meredith), Florida; nephews, Eric Jones (Noriko), and Scott Button (Christina); niece, Kristen Thibodeau (David); and extended family.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements.

Ralph E. Graham

Ralph Eugene Graham, 91, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, IN.

Ralph was born in Frankfort, Indiana on September 13, 1923 to the late Jesse and Nettie (Watt) Graham. He retired from CABOT Corporation (Haynes Stellite) after 38 years of service. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and member of the VFW, and the Eagles Lodge. Ralph enjoyed playing euchre, watching IU basketball and spending time with his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Ralph is survived by his children, Steven (partner Brian) Graham of California, Cathy (Robert) Mund of Kokomo, and Terri (Harry) Zell of Thorntown; grandchildren, Brian (Charity) Mund, Amber Mund, and Taylor Zell; great-grandchildren, Riley, Graham, and Raymond Mund; his sister, Thelma Courtney, and sister in-law, Mabel Wagner. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella (Wagner) Graham, and five siblings.

Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

Sharon K. Dearth

Sharon Kay (Wilson) Dearth, 59, of Sharpsville, went to be with our Lord at 3:46 PM Thursday May 7, 2015 at her residence. She was born May 29, 1955 to Harry and Edna (Cunningham) Wilson. On July 31st, 2013 she married her husband Gary Dearth. He survives her.

She was a graduate of Kokomo High School. Sharon was a seamstress for most of her life, even as a young child she was known to sew. She was on a bowling league with her Eagles family, enjoyed gardening, her dog Squirt, and spending time with friends and her family. Sharon was known to be a friend to everyone.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harry.

She is survived by her husband Gary Dearth, Sharpsville, son, Ryan Valdespino, Sharpsville, daughters, Andrea McKown (Daniel), Kokomo, Sara Linder (Scott), Indianapolis, step son, Kenny Dearth, MO., stepdaughter, Kayla Schwierman (Dave), TX., sister, Margaret Donahue, grandchildren, Courtney Roberts, Danny McKown, Eli Valdespino, Jacob and Elijah Linder, Madison Schwierman, many aunts, uncles, and several nieces and nephews.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Please, in lieu of flowers, plant some in memory of Sharon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the mortuary.

Vincent G. Fisher

Vincent Gail Fisher 92, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:49 p.m. on May 7, 2015 at St. Joseph hospital in Kokomo. He was born to the late David and Gertrude (Cornell) Fisher on January 25, 1923.

Vincent was employed at Chrysler Corporation for 30 years, retiring in 1979. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army as a Sargent for the 38th Bomb Squadron, 30th Bomb Group. He was a member of the UAW #685, Kokomo Eagles and Kokomo Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his children, Vincent Chris Fisher of South Bend, Cynthia (Ron) Irick of Greentown, Julie (Larry) Burton of Columbia, KY, and Vicki (Howard) White of Burlington; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews

Vincent was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline Margueriete Fisher, one brother, and two sisters.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Chester P. Gartin

Chester Paul “Chet” Gartin, 77, of Cutler, passed away at 8:25AM on May 8, 2015 in Kokomo. He was born to the late Clifford and Victoria (Burgess) Gartin in Logan, WV. He married his wife Mary Jane (Bowman) Gartin November 8, 1963, and she survives him.

Chester was a Kokomo High School graduate and retired from Delco Electronics in 1994 after 40 years of service as a supervisor. He enlisted in the Army in 1962, and was honorably discharged in 1966. He was awarded a good conduct medal, and was an expert at rifle fire. He loved nature, birds, animals, and was an avid dog lover. Chester was a loving husband, and devoted father. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane,Cutler, children, Chris Gartin (Donita), Burlington, Chad Gartin (Chanda), Cicero, Charisma Soria (Jesus), Indianapolis, grandchildren, Isaac and Isabella Gartin, Dustin and Eric Nelson, great grandchild, Aiden Ethier, siblings, Judy Gosik (John), AZ., Carolyn Schoenherr (Steve), CA., and Mike Gartin, Cicero, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, David Gartin.

Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Contributions may be made to The Humane Society or the ASPCA.

Elizabeth “Sis” Beard Brock, 94, of Kokomo, originally from Indianola, Mississippi, passed away at 7:30 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at The Legacy at Waterford Place in Kokomo. She was born February 12, 1921, in Greenville, MS, to John C. Beard and Gladys I. (McKinney) Beard. On December 15, 1945, in Indianola, MS, she married Robert P. Brock. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2005. She graduated from Mississippi State University.

Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Paul) Hardacre of Kokomo; son, Mac (Gail) Brock of Klamath Falls, OR; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Dr. John C. Beard, and Vernon G. Beard.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 am in Indianola City Cemetery, Indianola, Mississippi. According to her wishes she would like no flowers sent. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Ellers Mortuary assisted with local arrangements and Boone Funeral home is assisting in Indianola. You are invited to read Sis’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message.

Mary “Penny” Sacks, 71, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 12:50 PM Wednesday April 22, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 13, 1944 to Paul and Katherine (Massey) Shepherd.

She graduated Kokomo High school in 1962 before working at Delco Electronics. Penny worked for Delco as a shipping clerk, amongst others, retiring after 30 years of service. She was a member of the UAW 292, VFW, American Legion, and 40 & 8. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, reading, and her dogs. Penny liked to watch NASCAR, Chicago bears, and her favorite TV show, Downton Abby. She went to the horse races every year with her closest friends, and had many parties at her river house with family and friends. Most of all Penny liked to spend time with her family, grandkids, and great grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Paul E., Jerry D., and Michael W. Shepherd.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lori Sacks (Ronnie Copeland), Kokomo, Dawn Flint (Rod), Kokomo, grandchildren, Nicole McKay (Chad), Fabia Mims, Phoenix Flint, and great grandchildren, Brayden Flint, Rori McKay, and Zayne Little. The family would like to thank Donna Whiteman, David “Tiny” Eldridge, Kay Warren, Michelle Bowser, the Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital, and Dr. Dianne Pheiffer, for all of their help, kindness, and support.

The services for Penny will be Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 South Main Street, Kokomo, with Pastor Bobby Estle officiating. The family will offer visiting hours Monday April 27, 2015 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, and St. Joseph Cancer Center.

You may read Penny’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com where you can sign the guestbook, or share a personal message to the family.

Judy L. Cavazos, 72, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 1:30 AM Tuesday April 21, 2015 at Howard Regional in Kokomo. She was born March 3, 1943 to Jimmie Leroy Myers, and Elsie (Smith) Myers. She married Jose Cavazos, June 28, 2007 at their residence. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones, and all that knew her.

She started in 1979 at Grumman in Florida, and worked on fighter planes, then went to work for the federal building in OK. She became an Ambassador for the United States, worked on Air Force One, and got the privilege to fly the Good Year Blimp.

Judy retired in 2004 from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) with over 20 years of service as a DAR. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, painting and drawing, especially woods, creeks, and portraits. She enjoyed puzzles, and loved planes. She retired from the Federal building in Oklahoma as a designated Airworthiness Safety Representative Inspector. Once she retired from the FAA, Judy started her own business called Judy Cavazos Aerospace Safety Inspector- DAR. She loved to travel and gamble, especially in Las Vegas. She loved her husband Jo so much, her children, her grandkids, great-grandkids, as well as her many cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Kimberly Lynn Southwick, son in law and Niece.

She is survived by her husband Jo Cavazos, son Jeffrey Carl Southwick (Lori), of Amboy, daughters, Carmen Michiel Thompson (James), Kokomo, Stacy Desiree Tinder, Kokomo, and her husband William Todd Tinder preceded her in death, brother Jimmie Myers, Kokomo, sister, Jamie Hall (Steve) Phoenix, AZ., 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and one nephew.

The services for Judy will be Sunday April 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo, with Pastor Mike Milligan officiating. The family will offer visiting hours prior to the service from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Phillip Clark Weybrant, 78, Kokomo, passed away at 3:50PM Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital- Indpls. He was born December 19, 1936 in Portland, Maine to Max Weybrant and Gladys (Rumrill) Weybrant. On August 30, 1980, Phillip married his wife Jacquelyn K. Weybrant in Kokomo. She survives him.

He graduated in 1955 from Morse High School, where he played basketball. He entered the military in 1956, and retired from the US Airforce in 1977. He served in Vietnam, Germany, and many other places. Phillip also retired from the US Postal Service in 1999 in Kokomo. Phil was an avid North Carolina and Patriots fan. He had a great sense of humor and could joke with the straightest face. His wife and family were his greatest love and joy. He was very active in his grandchildren’s activities, and in the past helped coach little league at UTC, and coached at the Carver Center. He was a member of American Postal Workers Union, and Naphtali Lodge No. 389 in Center, IN. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Diane Pfeifer and staff, Dr. John Koscica and staff, The Care group, Fresenius Medical Center and staff, St. Joseph Hospital staff, St. Vincent Hospital-Indpls staff, and Wellbrooke of Kokomo staff for the wonderful care Phil has always received.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather, daughter, Pamela Morehead, brothers, Sherb Appleton, and Bruce Weybrant.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie, daughters, Sandra Hadley (Paul) Ft. Wayne, Rebecca Cecil, Kokomo, sons, Edward Gibson II (Nancy), Kokomo, Mark Gibson (Sue), Kokomo, Grandchildren Drew, Lauren, and Kristen Hadley, Jennifer Cecil, Andrea, Edward III, Arelia, and Zachary Gibson, Kaicy James (Derek), Joshua (Neva), and Matthew McFarland, Travis, Trevor (Kristen) Mann, Darren Anderson (Bridget), great grandchildren, Kyler McFarland, Kaden Galvin, Kiera Gibson, Ethan Herd, and baby girl (James) due in July, sisters in law, Irene Appleton (Florida), Toinette Weybrant ( Maine), and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Phillip will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00PM at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street Kokomo, with Chaplain Ingrid Gaither officiating. The family would like to offer a time of visitation prior to the service between 11AM and 2PM. Burial will follow the service at Albright Cemetery where there will be full Military Rites. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.

The Reverend Donald O. Studt, 80, of Kokomo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Reflections Memory Care at The Wellington in Kokomo. He was born May 1, 1935 in Waterville, MN to Otto and Evelyn (Broadbent) Studt. He married Ann M. Eklund on June 29, 1957 in Los Fresnos, Texas. She preceded him in death on July 9, 1993. He then married Sandy Owens Blanck on December 26, 1993 and she survives.

Reverend Studt attended school in Braham, Minnesota and entered Hamline University in 1953. In 1955 Pastor Studt enlisted in the Air Force. Upon receiving his commission, he served as a navigator until 1959 when he entered Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. He completed his academic requirements for graduation in 1964 after his studies had been interrupted for a year service during the Berlin Crisis of 1961-62.

In 1964 Rev. Studt was assigned as vicar for St. Timothy Congregation in Edmonds, Washington. The following year he was ordained and called by the Congregation to be their Pastor. In response to an appeal for Chaplains by the Armed Forces Commission of the church, Pastor Studt volunteered to be an Army Chaplain in 1966. His chaplaincy service took him to Ft. Lewis, Washington (1966), Korea (1967-68) and Ft. Gordon, Georgia. In October of 1969 he assumed the Pastorate of Mt. Olive Congregation in Flint, Michigan. While at Mt. Olive he also served as LLL Zone Counselor for four years and Michigan District Pastoral Advisor the last year. During the final year he also served as the Secretary for the three Flint Area Pastoral Circuits. In January of 1975, Pastor Studt began serving Zion Lutheran Church of Kokomo, Indiana and completed 22 years service here. He served the Indiana District as Circuit Counselor for seven years and on the Stewardship Board for three years; also the Contract Pastor at Grissom AFB for Synod’s Armed Forces Ministry. After his retirement he worked for Fort Wayne Theological Seminary in fund raising.

Surviving family include his wife Sandy Studt, Kokomo; daughter and son-in-law, Lois (Calvin) Hartman, Kokomo; son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Denise) Studt, Southport, North Carolina; son and daughter-in-law David (Nancy) Studt, Noblesville; step sons Alan (Denise) Blanck, Kokomo; Thomas Blanck, Kokomo; Dale (Sherry) Blanck, Crestview, FL. Grandchildren, Eric and fiancée (Kayla Shoultz), Melissa (Andrew) Buesking , Adam Hartman, Ryan Hartman, Jennifer Studt and Renee Studt. Siblings, Lyle (Marion) Studt, New Brighton, MN; Alice Studt, Braham, MN; and Susan (Phil) Gleason, Edina, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Ann M. Studt, sister, Avis Baylor, and brother Richard Studt.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 18th, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, 6843 W. Co. Rd. 400 N., Kokomo, IN with The Reverend Thomas A. Ludwig officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery in Kokomo with Military honors. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17th at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston. Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey A. Greene, 60, of Peru, went to be with our Lord at 12:15AM on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Logansport. He was born to Marion Greene and Lucenia (Crites) Greene December 22, 1954 in Lafayette. He married his wife Leesa (Moyer) Greene December 28, 2002 in their home, and she survives him.

Jeff was a Haworth High School graduate in 1973 and retired from Chrysler in 2005 after 32 years of service. He held multiple positions but retired as Janitor. He was known to make jokes, clown around, make others laugh, and be an all-around comedian. Up till the day of Jeff’s death, he was making others laugh. He also enjoyed the casinos and fishing. Jeff knew the Lord, and he wanted to do right by him. He was a loving husband, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his father Marion, wife, Leesa, son, Brian Greene, daughters, Lisa Pugh, Stephanie (Groves) Warner, Kokomo, Shannon (Groves) Banta and her husband Brian, Logansport, brother, Brent Greene and his wife Debby, Amboy, sister, Linda (Greene)George and her husband David, Kokomo, sister in law, Holly Gorman (Darrell), Peru, grandchildren, Matthew Groves, Johnathan Banta, Angel Grimes, Brandon Henry, Josh Cleaver, Brooklyn Greene, Brycyn Pugh, Gracie Greene, Olivia Banta, great granddaughter Natalie Groves, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend Ed Dabney.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and grandparents, Herold and Lara Crites, and Clarence and Evelyn Greene.

Services for Jeff will be Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:00PM at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo with Pastor Jerry Ausbrook officiating. Visiting hours will be prior to the service from 11AM to 1PM. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. The family would like to offer those who wish to bring a token or memory to be placed in the casket, to do so.

Patricia A. Brown, 77 of Knoxville, Tennessee and a former Tipton resident died Monday, May 4, 2015 in Knoxville. She was born April 4, 1938 in Howard County, Indiana to John C. & Marie (Landseadel) Brown.

Pat was a Registered Nurse, working in Indiana, Arkansas and Tennessee before her retirement. She was a 1955 graduate of Tipton High School and received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Indiana University. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Knoxville and had loved woodworking.

Pat is survived by her very special, long-time friend, Judy Thompson of Knoxville, special friends Henry & Gloria Gilbert of Daytona Beach, Florida, and Judye Gribble of Knoxville; her special canine companion, Winston; three brothers and one sister, Robert Brown, Kokomo, Harriett Charles, Bedford, Indiana, John Brown and wife Nancy, Kokomo, and Richard Brown and wife Mary, Tipton. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Colleen Brown, Atlanta, Georgia and one brother-in-law, Bob Jones of Michigan.

Nieces and nephews of Pat’s include Douglas Brown and wife Molly, Darrell Brown and wife Dora, Curtis Brown and wife Kim, Craig Brown and wife Margaret, Pamela Stazesky, Linda Phillips and husband Bob, Theresa Bourff, Tracey Foddrill and husband Mark, Alex Brown and wife Beth, Tony Brown and wife Kim, Michelle Espinoza, Jeff Jones and wife Cheryle, Regina Johnson, Tony Jones and wife Becky, Amber Denham and husband Jody and Ryan Brown and wife Vanessa.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Brown, one sister, Mary Jones, one brother-in-law, Bob Charles and one sister-in-law, Priscilla Brown.

Pat’s funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Melissa Grishaw presiding and burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.

Jerry D. Stoops, 79 of North Carolina and formerly of Tipton, Indiana died Friday, May 8, 2015 in Hickory, North Carolina. He was born November 29, 1935 in Prairie Township of Tipton County to Roscoe & Gladys (Coe) Stoops. Jerry had lived in Tipton for 66 years and Lima, Ohio for 6 years before moving to North Carolina. On June 4, 1955 he married his true love, Esther L. Spaulding and she survives.

Jerry dedicated his life to his family, farming and raising livestock. He was an Assistant Vice-President at 1st Federal Savings & Loan in Kokomo, retiring in 1995. He also served on the Tipton County Council for nine years and as a Tipton County Commissioner for four years.

Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Jill Volmer and husband Paul, New Albany, Indiana, Nancy Russell and husband Herman, Las Vegas, Nevada and Beverly Graham and husband Eric, Hickory; eight grandchildren, Esther & Hannah Volmer, Jacob & Katrina Russell, Eli, Madeline, Carson and Aliza Graham. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert L. Stoops and one sister, Wilma L. McCarty.

Funeral services for Jerry will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Carr presiding and burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 1:00 until the time of the service on Wednesday. There will also be a memorial service in Hickory on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 10401 N Meridian St # 150, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46290.

Sheri R. Corniola, age 48, of Tipton passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She was born in Berkley, CA on March 24, 1967 to Jerry and Diane Corniola (Maxey). Sheri enjoyed watching cooking shows, playing games on the computer, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors. She also loved country line dancing with Jim. She was a graduate of Albany High School in California.

Survivors include her husband Jim Fisher; her daughters, Lindsay Fisher of Tipton, IN and Ashley Fisher of MA; her granddaughter, Madison Fisher; and her sister Nancy (Dan) Widener of Jacksonville, FL. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Porter Funeral Home located 726 East North Street in Tipton, IN with Pastor Chris Ellis officiating. Calling will be from 5 to 6:30 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.

Shirley A. Witkowski, 75, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on January 28, 1940 in Ashland, WI, the only daughter of Joseph & Victoria (Wojcik) Kotecki. On October 3, 1961, she married Robert J. Witkowski in Milwaukee, WI, and he survives.

Shirley attended St. Veronica, Bay View High School and St. Mary’s Academy in Milwaukee, WI. She was a retired retail associate with Elder Beerman (Meis). Shirley was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who enjoyed shopping, gardening and traveling, especially vacations with her family. She was a movie buff and enjoyed watching sports, especially golf. Most of all Shirley loved spending time with her family. She and her husband enjoyed 54 years of marriage and more than 60 years of friendship.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Robert J. Witkowski; sons, Michael R. (Kathy) Witkowski, David R. Witkowski, and Steven R. Witkowski, as well as grandson, Gage, and great granddaughter, Joslynn.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 south 200 West, with Rev. Fr. Mary Sandhage the celebrant. Private burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm. Messages of condolence may be submitted at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Ruth Mae Thompson, 85, Kokomo passed away at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born August 6, 1929 in Middlefork, IN to George and Pauline (Hatt) Delrymple. On May 30, 1969 she married Gene Gordon Thompson who preceded her in death on September 25, 2013.

Ruth will be remembered as a feisty woman who enjoyed camping and fishing trips, cooking, going out to eat with family, watching the Indianapolis Colts and was a good storyteller. She loved and raised horses as well as Siamese cats. Most of all she loved her family and cherished time spent with them.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Cottingham) McMahan, Darlene (Cottingham) Williams and husband Greg, and son, Michael Thompson; grandchildren, Rob Achor, Scottt Achor, Chad McMahan, Shanna Williams, Teena Williams, Kendra Stutzman, Wendy (Ian) Hudson, Elizabeth Otero and John (Tammi) McMahan Jr; nine great-grandchildren as well as her favorite dog, Bo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bob Achor and brother, George Woodrow “Woody” Delrymple.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday May 13, 2015 in South Union Cemetery on County Roads 00 North South and 1050 West in Howard County. Stout & Son Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be submitted at www.stoutandson.com.

Jimmie “Jim” A. Hiatt, 71, Kokomo, a Christian, a loving and loved man, passed away at 1:06 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Community Howard Regional Hospital.

Jim was born June 12, 1943 in Muncie, IN to James T. and Martha E. (Evans) Hiatt. In 1961, he graduated from Muncie Central High School. After high school, he joined the Army Reserves and eventually joined the Air Force Reserves. He married the love of his life, Patricia “Pat” (Stafford) Hiatt in 1968. He worked at Ball Brothers in Muncie and Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo. While working in Kokomo he and his partners established a business called Prime Products.

Jim enjoyed reading the Bible, playing computer games, playing Texas Hold’em, and working on and admiring old cars.

His memory will be cherished by his wife of 47 years, Patricia “Pat” (Stafford) Hiatt; his sister, Linda J. (Hiatt) Hollis, husband David, of Yorktown, IN; and his nephew, Randal G. Hollis, fiancée Denise Phillips, of Chicago, IL. He is also survived by several cousins, school buddies, work friends, car club members of the Street Rod Tours and Road Kings of Kokomo, and his church family.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Martha, in 2003; his father, James, in 1995; a stillborn sister in 1939; all of his aunts and uncles; his father-in-law, Clyde, in 1974; and his mother-in-law, Madge (Rector) Stafford, in 2004.

The family would like to express special appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and chaplains at Community Howard Regional Hospital who helped care for Jim. We appreciate their kindness and compassion.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 South Washington Street, Kokomo, with Pastor David Leeder officiating. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, with Military Honors provided by the V.F.W. Veterans of Delaware County. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 pm on Monday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary Ellen Sanders, 93, of Russiaville, formerly of Forest, IN, died at 1:37 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. She was born on December 25, 1921, in Goldsmith, IN, to John and Vera (Swab) Mohler. On October 5, 1940, she married Ray Sanders and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1989.

Mary retired from Kroger’s in Frankfort, where she was a cashier for 20 years. She enjoyed doing puzzles, painting pictures and visiting with her family.

Mary is survived by her sons, Rev. Tony Sanders (Marilyn) of Winchester, IN, and Joe Sanders of Forest, IN; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Irma Sanders, Jane Sanders, Forest, IN, and Veronica “Jill” Sanders of Kokomo.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray Sanders, son, Johnny Sanders, stepsons, Robert and Jerry Sanders, brothers, Charles and John Reed Mohler, and sisters, Harriet Dobelbower, Jean Mohler, Peggy Mohler, and Joycelyn “Joy” Coffman.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2015, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville, with Rev. Greg Horner, Rev. John Stone, and Rev. Joe Holden, grandsons-in-law, officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, near Forest. Friends may visit with the family from Noon until service time at the funeral home on Monday. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barbara J. Cochran, 83, Forest, passed away at 7:18 a.m. Saturday May 9, 2015 at Community Howard Regional Health.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 13, 2015 at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, near Forest, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church or the Clinton County Food Pantry. Messages of condolence may be submitted at www.stoutandson.com.

Frances “Eylene” McDonald, 91, of Kokomo passed away Tuesday May 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. Eylene was born on February 17, 1924 to Jesse and Edna (Beatty) Lambert in Canton, OH. She attended Kokomo High School and worked for General Motors for 38 years. Eylene married Artie C. McDonald on July 24, 1964 who preceded her in death. Eylene was a member of Courtland Ave. Church of Christ in Kokomo and U.A.W. Local #292.

Survivors include her children Artie D. McDonald; Sandy Bevan; Karmel Ward; Gary D. Miller; Jennifer Byrd; and Deanna Colaizzi; 18 grandchildren; Holly, Kailey, Riley McDonald; Larry & Troy Shrock; Shannon Johnson; Dawn Capps; Zachary & Miranda Foust; Cody, Cullen, Emily, and Mollie Miller; Nikki Deckard; Raymond Byrd, III; Samantha Peil, Christina Ferren; and Victoria Colaizzi; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Eylene was preceded in death by her Parents, husbands Donald R. Miller and Artie C. McDonald and brother Bob Lambert.

Friends and Family of Eylene may call from 12PM to 2PM on Saturday May 9, 2015 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Rd., Kokomo, IN

Services for Eylene will be Saturday May 9, 2015 at 2PM at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Rd., Kokomo, IN with Minister Josh Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Mary Evelyn Dickover, 93 of Lafayette and formerly of Tipton died at 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at St. Mary Healthcare in Lafayette. She was born on May 16, 1921 in Arcadia, Indiana to Charles and Laura (Noble) Wann. Evelyn married Robert Eugene Dickover in 1940; he preceded her in death in November 1983.

Evelyn worked as a nursing aid at Tipton County Memorial Hospital obstetrics for over 30 years. She is a former member at Kemp United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She was a 1939 graduate of Arcadia High School.

Survivors include her two sons, Melvin Eugene Dickover of Bradenton, Florida, and Neal Wayne Dickover of Lafayette; six grandchildren Kevin, Noel, Khristopher, Craig, Erik Dickover and Sherry Bagley, 13 great-grandchildren Meredith, Thomas, Justin, Sarah, Liliana, Delilah, Stephanie, Amanda, Tyler, Samuel, Michael, Ayden and Katelynn and a great-great-granddaughter Madelyn. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, son Khris Lee Dickover and brother Merril Wann.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will follow at Arcadia Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Betty Jo Shrock, 93, Bunker Hill, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her residence. She was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Kokomo to Harry and Lucille (Solomon) Abresch. Betty married Charles “Eldon” Shrock on May 31, 1947, and he preceded her in death Jan. 12, 2006.

Betty had been a homemaker. She was a member of the Miami Church and a charter member of Deer Creek Duets Home Extension Club. She also was a member of the Good Sam’s Club.

Survivors include her son, Ken (Rhonda) Shrock, Bunker Hill; a brother, William Abresch; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Sandra Cronk, two brothers and two sisters.

A graveside service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church, 5051 East County Road 400 North, with Pastor Norman Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International.

Arrangements are being handled by Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, Greentown. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.

Larry Lee Riley, 73, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:00 am on May 8, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. He was born on March 14, 1942 to the late Walter and Martha (Glassburn) Riley in Kokomo. Larry was a farmer, and retired from Smith & Draninage in Galveston after 30 years of service. He loved farming, watching Westerns, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Christina (Frank) Riley-Gervais of Lafayette, and Larry J. Riley of Florida; grandchildren, William (Candace) Walker, Michael Walker, and Layla Thompson; great-grandchildren, Andrayah Walker, Rylea Walker, and Benjamin Walker.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Ellers Mortuary, 725 S. Main St, Kokomo. Services will be on Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Main St. Chapel.

Burial of cremains will be at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

You are invited to read Larry’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family.

Leveda M. Shuck, 100, Middleburg, FL, formerly of Galveston passed away on her 100th Birthday, May 9, 2015 at Life Care Center of Orange Park, FL. She was born May 9, 1915 in East St. Louise, IL to Joseph Elmer Strain and Marie Opal (Duncan) Strain. She married Herbert Maze and he preceded her in death July 15, 1972. She then married James Robert Shuck, May 24, 1975 in Galveston and he preceded her in death December 23, 2006.

Leveda was a retired Beautician. She was also a cook for Galveston Elementary School for many years. Memberships include First Baptist Church of Galveston, where she served as organist for over 30 years, Martha’s Circle, Order of the Eastern Star, First Nighters Home Demonstration Club and the Jackson Twp. Home Demonstration Club. She also served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She enjoyed playing bingo, knitting and growing special varieties of roses for Jackson Perkins.

Surviving family include her daughter, Joan Robertson, FL; step children, Jeffrey (Brenda) Shuck, Kokomo; P. Douglas (LeAnn) Shuck, Kokomo; Jill (Jose) Dominguez, TX; Lori (Steve) Hilt, Brookston; and Lisa (Bill) Jolley, North Carolina. Special grandchildren whom she raised, Teresa Lynn (Tollie) Turner, FL; Kathy Ann (Andy) Boyer, MO; and Sharon (Bud) Spears, FL; 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Herbert Maze, 2nd husband, James Robert Shuck, son, Paul Richard Maze, two brothers, Joseph Elmer Strain Jr., and LaVern Arthur Strain, and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Rev. Warren K. Purcell officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 15th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) or Turner Syndrome Society of the United States (TSSUS) Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Margaret Alice “Glass” Reese, age 92, of Tipton passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. She was born in Tipton, IN on January 6, 1923 to George Emerson and Margaret Ethel (Moore) Glass. On December 19, 1942 Margaret married Dwayne Eugene Reese Sr. and he passed away on March 31, 1997.

Margaret was a 65 year member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Tipton where she had taught Sunday School and belonged to the Wesleyan Women. Her and her husband were the first to organize the Indian Mission Trips that delivered clothing to the American Indians of the west. Margaret was an avid reader, she also enjoyed craft work and cake baking. She graduated with honors from Tipton High School in 1938 and retired in 1987 from Delco Radio in Kokomo after 38 years with General Motors.

Survivors include her three children; Dwayne “Sandy” Reese of Fort Myers, FL, Carol Sue Reese Buchanan of Westport, IN and David J. Reese of Tipton. Other survivors include her grandchildren; Matthew Reese, Daniel Reese, Christopher Buchanan, Kelly Boncutter, Cheryl A. Johnson, Michael David Reese, Justin Tyler Reese, Jamey Joseph Reese, Elizabeth Beth Conklin, and great grandchildren; Ashley Reese, Connor Reese, Brianna Reese, Nathan Reese, Sydney Reese, Sydney Johnson, Sierra Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Kelsey Buchanan, Jared Boncutter, Morgan Boncutter, Zachary Kincaid, Nicholas Conklin, Jason Conklin, Grayson Reese, and Dylan Hutton. One brother, Bob Glass of Tipton also survives. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Billy Reese, a daughter in law Lisa Stark Reese, a granddaughter Kelly Gene West, and 8 siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Porter Funeral Home located at 726 East North Street in Tipton, IN. Calling will be from 11 AM to 1 PM Friday at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery.

Francisco “Frank” Valencia, 68, Kokomo, passed away at 4:30 am on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo. He was born on June 14, 1946, in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Jose & Lenore (Lopez) Valencia. On March 8, 1999, he married Theresa A. Cavazos and she survives.

Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He loved going to his grandchildren’s baseball games, where he also coached for them. He was a Christian and loved going to church and serving the Lord. Frank retired from the City of Kokomo after 25 years of service with the street department. He had also worked for Kroger’s for 5 years.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Valencia, Kokomo; daughters, Suzanna Diveley, Yolanda Valencia, Jennifer Valencia, and Jessica Valencia, all of Kokomo; brothers, TioFilo Valencia, Harlingen, TX, Mr. & Mrs. Natividad Valencia, Harlingen, TX, Benito Valencia, TX, and Jose Angel Valencia, Trinidad, TX; sisters, Virginia Martinez, Kokomo, Delfina Gordon, San Antonio, Connie Valencia, San Antonio, and Josifina Valencia, TX, along with 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Richard Valencia, and sister, Rosa Valencia.

A funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Steve Archer officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 am until service time at the funeral home on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to assist the family with final expenses in care of Shirley & Stout Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Thomas L. Richey, 72, Kokomo, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. He was born on July 2, 1942 in Tipton, the son of Audra H. & Clara Mae (Woods) Richey. On February 2, 2000, he married Sherry Whaley and she survives.

Tom was a 1960 graduate of Sharpsville High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Tom attended Oakbrook Community Church and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed playing cards, dominos, and board games with family and friends. Tom was a very loving and caring man. He enjoyed making people smile and feel at ease. He enjoyed time spent outside and caring for and landscaping his yard. Tom looked forward to visiting with family and friends, drinking coffee and relaxing in his favorite chair.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Richey, Kokomo; daughter, Andrea Wilson and friend, Lynda Ott, Cicero; sister, Sherry (Bill) Head, Russiaville; brother, Danny (Joyce) Richey, Noblesville; granddaughter, Elizabeth Wilson and friend Curt Tillman, Cicero; great grandson, Trenten Thomas Tillman, Cicero; step-daughter, Tandee (Stephen) Babine, Florida, and Terri (Joe) Barber, Montana; step-grandchildren, Mikayla, Patrick, Catherine, and Danielle; sister-in-law, Rickey (Robert) Miller; brother-in-law, Bill (Vickie) Whaley, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Rev. Thomas & Pearl Woods, and Noah & Susie Richey.

The family would like to give a special thank you to North Woods Village and Guardian Angel Hospice for their loving care.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Bob Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Nevada Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-7 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Nevada Church of God. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Michael Lynn Harbin, beloved dad, papaw and friend passed away on May 11, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 27, 1953 in Kokomo the son of the late James Leland and Lillian Fern (Crowder) Harbin. He was a 1971 graduate of Western High School and retired from Old Dominion Freight Lines in 2012. Mike received the Million Miles Award in 2011 and he was very proud of that accomplishment. He was an avid NASCAR fan especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. Mike’s proudest moments of his life were when his children and grandchildren were born. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Mike is survived by his 3 daughters; Jenny (Darrell) Monroe of Peru, Holly Harbin of Peru, and Tammy (Jeremy) Baines of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren Noah Monroe, Jaidin Monroe, and Sophie Baines; sister Connie (Ray) Niccum of Bowling Green, Ky; mother of his children Rosanna (Newport) Harbin; special friends, Herrin Malone and Chris Shaw; 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Harbin, and brother Jim Harbin.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. In accordance with Mike’s wishes cremation will take place. Online condolences may be given at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Lyle Eugene Kellett, 81, of Peru, passed away at 8:30 AM Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Lutheran hospital of Indiana, Ft. Wayne. Born April 25, 1934 in Organ County, Missouri, he was the son of the late Almos Troy Kellett and Opia Orlena (Russell) Kellett. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. On June 25, 1955, in Tipton, Indiana he married Betty Jean (English), and she survives. He was employed at Haynes International for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He also worked for Acraline in Tipton, Indiana. He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, fishing, was a life member of VFW Post #2067 in Peru, Indiana, also a member of Courtland Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Jean Kellett of Peru; one son Wendell (Charlotte) Kellett of Russiaville; two daughters Wenona (Tom) Beahrs and Shiela Wade, both of Kokomo; 8 grandchildren Amanda Driscoll, Karen Day, Stephanie Reneau, Elizabeth Woenker, Zeppelin King, Tabitha King, Ian Kellett, and Jacob Taylor; two step grandchildren Michael Wade and Brittany Wade; 10 great grandchildren; three nephews Robert Doyle Kellett, Travis Wayne Kellett, and Scott Lee Kellett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Arlin Dean Kellett, and one infant brother.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Saturday at Albright Cemetery, 3910 Albright Road, Kokomo, Indiana. Joshua Welch will officiate. Burial will follow. You may read Lyle’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.