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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.

January 7

Jonathan M. Bulger, 26, Warrant: Invasion of Privacy

Darin D. Kiefer, 31, Warrant: (Hamilton Co.)

Kevin L. Yard, 43, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

January 8

Terence T. Catlett, 23, Warrant: Possession of Marijuana

Bryon G. Curry, 47, Warrant:

Possession of Paraphernalia,

Warrant: Visiting a Common Nuisance, Warrant: Possession of Marijuana

Greg R. Francis, 40, Driving While Suspended, Hit Skip

Accident, OWI Endangering a Person

Jon S. Hutchinson,

41,

Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Zachary A. Wright, 24, Warrant: Domestic Battery

January 9

Jose D. Acosta-Guzman, 26, Never Obtaining a Valid License, Possession of a False ID

Alissa L. Cooper, 35, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine

William D. Heath, 40, Dealing in Cocaine, Conspiracy to manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 Counts), Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine

Bryan K. Jones, 49, OWI, OWI Endangering a Person, Driving While Suspended, Operating a Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License

January 10

Dwayne E. Jones, 46, Warrant: Auto Theft,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

Jeremy J. Land, 38, Burglary

Jodi N. Packard, 44, OWI

January 11

Shaquille A. Beard, 22, Probation Violation

Jamie A.

Travis, 29, Warrant: Failure to Appear

James S. Wimmer, 25, Warrant: (Kentucky), Warrant: (Fulton Co.)

January 12

Michael Adams, 40, Strangulation, Domestic Battery,

Interference with

Reporting a Crime, Warrant: Attempted Criminal Confinement

Darren W. Jenkins, 50, OWI

January 13

Nicholas A. Mendenhall, 35, Warrant: Non-

Compliance

Curron M. Pritchett, 26, Trespassing

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.

January 7

Mark G. Dubbeldam, 51

(Russiaville Arrest),

Warrant: Dealing in Marijuana, Warrant: Dealing in a Lookalike Substance, Warrant:

Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana, Warrant: Possession of Marijuana, Warrant:

Possession of Methamphetamine, Warrant: Possession of Paraphernalia, Warrant: Possession of a Lookalike Substance

Michael L. Hentzell, 54, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Robert S. Hilligoss, 36, Warrant: (DOC)

Steven D. Newgent, 27,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

January 8

Marland H. Gibson, 46, Warrant: Failure to

Appear

Morris G. Gosnell, 68, OWI, OWI Endangering a Person

Kristy L. Herrell, 30, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Theresa A. Williams, 41, Warrant: Failure to Appear, Warrant: Public

Intoxication

Jacob W. Seamster, 22 (Other Agency), Warrant:

Possession

of a

Lookalike Substance, Warrant:

Possession of Paraphernalia

January 10

Kira C. Faulkner, 33, Warrant: Failure to Appear

William J. Harless, 39, Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 11

Keegan M. Chester, 23,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Robert A. Davis, 32, Criminal

Recklessness,

Intimidation (2 Counts)

Michael O. Livingston, 42, Warrant: Contempt of Court

January 12

Robert L. Eutz, 35, Warrant: (Missouri)

Kylie M. Miller, 24, Inhaling Toxic Vapors

January 13

Tawon L. Wright, 33, Warrant: Contempt of Court (2 Counts)

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.

January 9

Dominica A. Rocchio, 40, OWI

January 13

William A. Fletcher, 39, OWI,

Reckless Driving

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Lesly Beall

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: David Rosselot

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Court imposes 1,055 days of previously suspended sentence executed, Howard County Jail for 344 days, In Home detention for 711 days

Kevin Taylor

Charge: Burglary, Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2,190 days, 315 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2½ years, 315 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentences shall run consecutively, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Paula Rush

Charge: Residential Entry, Criminal Recklessness, Resisting Law Enforcement, OWI

Defense Counsel: Steven Raquet

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, time serves, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, time serves, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, time serves, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count IV - Howard County Jail for 1 year, time serves, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentences shall run concurrently, pay restitution to victim, no contact with victim

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

Latina M. East

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Court imposes 90 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail

Douglas R. Miller

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 3 years, 1 year executed, 2 days incarcerated, 363 days on In Home Detention, 2 years suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior IV

Tracy Walker

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Derick Steele

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Court imposes to return to probation

George

Woods Jr.

Charge: Non Compliance

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Court imposes In Home detention for balance of suspended sentence

Carlos L. James

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior III

Lawrence Martin

Charge: Operating a Vehicle as an Habitual Traffic Violator

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1 year, 6 months executed, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for life

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Randy Gibson

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person, OWI

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 18 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, In Home Detention for 1 year, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Counts I and III merge together

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee, public defender fee, Community Drug Free Assessment

Mark Ross

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 20 days executed, balance suspended, 180 days of In Home Detention, unsupervised probation for 11 months, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 1 year, Counts I and III merge together

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Community Drug Free Assessment, Alcohol and Drug Program fee, public defender fee

Jonnah Thatcher

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee, Community Drug Free Assessment fee

Donald Brown II

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Steve Raquet

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 90 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

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

Dwayne Jones

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 6 months, 30 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Kiley Baxter

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 20 days executed,, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, license suspended for 180 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Joshua Rosenbush

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard COunty Jail for 180 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Kendra Curtis

Charge: Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 60 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, Count II - Fine of $50.50

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Carleana Barnes

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mike Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 8 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 90 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior II

Corwin Tracewell

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Randy Hainlen

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Court imposes 138 days of previously suspended sentence executed, probation extended for 90 days

Fees: Probation fee

Kevin Hancock

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person with a Passanger Less Than 18 years of Age

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, 365 days executed, supervised probation for 365 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, complete 40 hours of community service, license suspended for 180 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee, Alcohol Interdiction fee, public defender fee

Don Swanson

Charge: Theft ( 2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 ½ years, 16 days executed, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 ½ years, 16 days executed, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentences shall run concurrently, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Superior I

Steven D. Hilligoss

Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Justin M. Alter

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 50 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee

Jasmine J. Mayfield

Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Derick Steele

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 6 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 365 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee

Lee Gleaves II

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,095 days, executed on In Home detention

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee

Jennifer L. Clark

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, 16 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Brittany K. Haff

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 110 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Bryant C. Mossholder

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 106 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction Fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Jane Atkinson

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Abigail L. Henry

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 200 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

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.

Howard Community Regional Health

Raymond Dominick Powell

Sex: M Time: 10:05 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 15 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Shelby Powell

Immaniel Nasir Colbert

Sex: M Time: 5:58 p.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kandria Thomas and Quinton Colbert

Kaisyn Thomas Shutt

Sex: M Time: 3:42 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Taylor Harrison and Zachary Shutt

Hannah Elaine Kay Hinson

Sex: F Time: 11:08 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Brittani Hinson and Sonny Huddleston

St. Joseph Hospital

Claire Noel Nelson

Sex: F Time: 11:24 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Melissa (Chaney) and Grant Nelson Jr.

Brinlynn Mae Hunter

Sex: F Time: 10:37 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Julie (Bellaw) and Randall L. Hunter Jr.

Harper Rae Mills

Sex: F Time: 7:15 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Taylor (Anderson) and Jordan Mills

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

January 8

Austin R. T. Earlywine, Kokomo, 33

Elizabeth A. Hughes, Kokomo, 32

January 11

Adam L. Wheeler, Kokomo, 27

Emily A. Gibson, Kokomo, 28

Clint A. Rayn, Kokomo, 33

Cassandra L. Tillotson, Stockwell, Ind., 27

January 12

Jeffrey P. Hightower, Kokomo, 67

Diana L. Branch, Kokomo, 66

Timothy E. Marr, Kokomo, 40

Leslie N. Marr, Kokomo, 33

January 13

Jacob E. Gordon, Kokomo, 25

Lindsey M. Petro, Kokomo, 26

Phillip M. Miller, Kokomo, 26

Jennifer A. Hillin, Kokomo, 27

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

Thurs., January 21, 9 a.m.

Tina and Rhett Richardson, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Cindy R. and Ryan N. Torivo, Final Hearing

Fri., January 22, 9 a.m.

Dana M. Anthony W. Coons, Other

Kristen L. and Chaunne Boyd, Provisional Order

John and Nicolette Fowler, Provisional Order

Jasmine and Benjamin Hicks, Provisional Order

Linda D. and Robert Reynols, Provisional Order

Kimbery D. and Cary E. Robertson, Review Hearing

11:30 a.m.

Crystal L. and William J. Rogers, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Shaun and Steven Switzer, Petition to Modify

Mon., January 25, 9 a.m.

Michael N. and Joshua G. Justice, Citation

Wed., January 27, 1:30 p.m.

Tammy L. and William J. White, Petition to Modify

Superior I

Mon., January 25, 9 a.m.

Brice and Heather Miller, Miscellaneous Motion

1:30 p.m.

Angela and Larry Woods, Other

Christopher J. and Lillie Johannes, Reappear

Tues., January 26, 9 a.m.

Bryon and Ruzica Rhodes, Citation

Bryon and Ruzica Rhodes, Final Hearing

Superior II

Thurs., January 21, 9 a.m.

Amanda and Ricky L. Patton, Citation

Loma E. and Kevin A. Ellis, Reppear

Jordan Grimes and Kylie Martin, Reappear

Jessica D. and Carey L. Blake, Reappear

Fri., January 22, 9 a.m.

Jobi Tabler and Justin Guffey, Support Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Corrie and Ryan Alexander, Visitation Hearing

Mon., January 25 9 a.m.

Alyssa Davenport and Alex Jester, Citation

Dorchie and Timothy Driver, Citation

Steven A. and Angela K. Landrum, Provisional Order

Tricia and Ronald Smith II, Proceeding Supplemental

Heather E. and Robert D. Land, Visitation

Superior IV

Thurs., January 21, 9 a.m.

Linda and Justin Kline, Provisional Order

10 a.m.

Teresa and Gregory Moore, Final Hearing

11 a.m.

Tracey and Robert Claxton, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Jason and Shauna Huddleston

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

Anika and Gary Clark, Citation

Sat., January 23

Steffanee and Ronnie Catron

Mon., January 25, 8:30 a.m.

Delbert Tharp and Paisley Blackburn, Motion to Dismiss

Jessica Powell and Anthony Hess-Powell, Motion to Dismiss

Brad and Joyce Linkenhoker, Motion to Dismiss

Katherine and Michael Fearnow, Motion to Dismiss

10:30 a.m.

Melissa and Nelson Duncan, Final Hearing

10:45 a.m.

Samantha and Darin Harrington II

Tues., January 26, 1:30 p.m.

Rachel and Stoney Price, 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.

January 7

Linda D. Robert E. Reynolds

De Anna and Matthew Kanzler

Deborah K. and Bill C. Meiring

January 8

Clay and Annette Prater

Nichole and Abran Barela

Laura L. and Daniel C. Pierce

Nancy A. Hopper-Cady and Chris A. Cady

January 11

Deborah L. and William T. Viars

January 12

Anna M. and I A. Price

Tabitha and Cesar Campuzano

January 13

Angela Mund and Keith Gossman

DIVORCES GRANTED

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

Circuit Court

Tina and Rhett Richardson

Barbara and Ben Johnson Sr.

Brittnie and Dustin Paul

Superior II

Falecita and Frank Rubow

Superior IV

Bethany and Rodney Towner

Ashley and James Evitts

DEATHS

Charles W. Miller, 97

Date of Death: 12/18/2015

Cause of Death: Metastatic Malignancy of the Neck of unknown Cytology, with Ulcerative Arm Lesion

Ted E. Little, 73

Date of Death: 12/28/2015

Cause of Death: Malignant Lymphomas Nodes Head Neck

Betty I. Reser, 84

Date of Death: 12/27/2015

Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure Systolic Unknown Etiology, Diabetes Mellitus

Mirella Lowe, 90

Date of Death: 12/16/2015

Cause of Death: Systolic Congestive Heart Failure

Glory J. Bennett, 73

Date of Death: 12/02/2015

Cause of Death: Myocardial Ischemia due to acute Throrombus of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Hypertension

Betty B. Crockett, 96

Date of Death: 12/27/2015

Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Dementia

Della S. Massa, 91

Date of Death: 12/29/2015

Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Disease, Ventricular Arrhythmia

Millicent M. Cato, 90

Date of Death: 12/24/2015

Cause of Death: Pneumonia, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Generalized Muscle Weakness

John C. Kuhns Jr., 94

Date of Death: 12/25/2015

Cause of Death: End Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Congestive Heart Failure

Mildred A. Brown, 76

Date of Death: 12/22/2015

Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure, Ventricular Arrhythmia

Robert A. Overby Jr., 83

Date of Death: 12/29/2015

Cause of Death: Metastatic liver Cancer, Ventricular Arrhythmia

Margaret Porter, 88

Date of Death: 12/27/2015

Cause of Death: Breast Cancer

Karl D. Gilbert, 61

Date of Death: 12/18/2015

Cause of Death: Acute Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Disease

OBITUARIES

Gerald W. Calhoun

Gerald W. Calhoun, 90, of Sebring, Florida formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 6:20 a.m. on January 4, 2016 at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida.

Born on December 10, 1925 in Kokomo to the late Otto S. and Eva Shepherd Calhoun. He married Mabel E. Walker on November 27, 1946 in Kokomo and was a graduate of Kokomo High School. Gerald retired from Chrysler Corporation after serving 31 years as a security officer and was a lifetime member of the Kokomo Moose Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and animals. Gerald had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his son, Harold (Doris) Calhoun of Monticello; 5 grandchildren; and 2 nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert R. Calhoun; and brother, Lowell Calhoun.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00p.m. on Friday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel with Rev. Ken Spangler officiating.

Patricia A, Ingle

Patricia Ann Ingle, 81, of Kokomo, passed away at 12:24 A.M. on Monday, January 4, 2016 at St. Vincent Kokomo. She was born on August 13, 1934 in Lake County, Indiana to the late Wayne Rhodes and Ruth (Bowen) Rhodes-Cook. She married Joseph E. Ingle in Kokomo on June 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2014.

Patricia was primarily a homemaker and was heavily involved in her volunteer work. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts for many years before she became employed by the Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council for 15 years. She was known as “Pat at The Little House” in Foster Park. She was awarded with the Thanks Badge, which is the highest honor a Girl Scout Council can bestow on an adult. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Patricia is survived by her two sons, Ronnie (Cindy) Ingle and Kevin (Mary) Ingle; daughter, Karen (Roger) Seal; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Ingle, Kirk Ingle, Kristen Seal, Jennifer Seal, Kimberly Seal, Brian (Alisha) Howell, and Justin (Bre) Howell; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Donald E. (Marilyn) Rhodes, Hoschton, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and an infant daughter; stepmother, Sue Rhodes; and brother, David Rhodes.

Patricia’s family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses, physicians, and staff at St. Vincent Kokomo, 4th floor, for all the wonderful care given to Patricia.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council.

Rhonda E. Harris

Rhonda E. Harris, 65 of Russiaville passed away at 4:02 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Community Howard Regional Hospital. She was born on September 12, 1950 in Howard County to Lowell and Barbara (Wood) Warden. On January 1, 1982 Rhonda married Leonard R. “Peanut” Harris and he survives.

Rhonda was a 1968 Western High School graduate and worked for Home Health Care. She was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and ABATE . Rhonda loved to take road trips on Peanut’s motorcycle. She was a huge animal lover.

Survivors include her husband Leonard R. “Peanut” Harris; three children Mike (Titanya) Harris of Kokomo, Larissa (Billy) Hancock of Kokomo, Ryan Harris of Boulder, CO; one brother Greg Warden of Kokomo; grandchildren 18.

Preceded in death by her parents Lowell and Barbara Warden; son Chad Harris; brother Don Simon; one granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made to Pals for Paws or Animal Rescue.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.

Ellen J. Paredes

Ellen J. Paredes, 62, Kokomo, passed away at 4:50 pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at her home. She was born on September 27, 1953 in Kokomo, the daughter of Theodore & Virginia (Carney) Rodman.

Ellen was a 1972 graduate of Haworth High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and long walks with her family. Ellen especially enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren and she loved her dog Ginger. She was an avid Candy Crush and Best Themses fan.

Ellen is survived by her children, Michelle Rodriguez, Kokomo, Joe Morris, Kokomo, and Renee (Antonio) Garcia, Kokomo; grandchildren, Jessica, Nina, Emily, Christian, Tomas, Ricky, Jacob, Madison, and Breeana; great-grandchildren, Myah and Ethan, along with a brother, Ted Rodman.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Alyssia Morris, and grandson, Christopher Garcia.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

Philip L. Fye

Philip Lane Fye, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 7:22 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born on June 4, 1941, in Kokomo, the son of John Perl & Rowena (McGraw) Fye. On September 25, 1971, he married Vicki Renee Hull and she survives.

Philip was a 1959 graduate of Kokomo High School and had attended Indiana University at Kokomo. He retired from Graves Sheet Metal after 34 years of service. Philip was owner and operator of Fye & Son Construction and Fye Enterprise Painting Company, along with maintenance work at Cambridge Place and Northwoods Commons. He was an avid stamp, baseball, and coin collector. Philip was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He loved to build things, play golf and attend car shows. Philip especially treasured time spent with family at the lake cottage and fishing with his granddaughters.

Philip is survived by his loving wife, Vicki Fye, Kokomo; children, Bryan (Leane) Fye, Laguna Hills, CA, Robert Shawn Fye (Michelle Mathews), Kokomo, Michael Cobi (Tabitha) Fye, Kokomo; grandchildren, Caitlin Mathews, Sara Fye, Aubrey Fye, Eric Mathews, Ashtyn Fye, Alex Fye, and Jessica Fye, along with great-grandchildren, Aniyah Seagrave and Kamila Pasquale.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Fye.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Philip’s memory to the Kokomo Humane Society. Messages of condolence may be left online atwww.shirleyandstout.com.

Myrna J. Rule

Myrna Joan Rule, 87, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:35 AM, Thursday January 7, 2016 at Waterford Place Health Campus. Born June 7, 1928 in Goshen, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Milo M. Meloy and Lulu M. (Nusbaum) Meloy. She was a 1946 graduate of Goshen High School. On April 15, 1948 at the Blue River Church of the Brethren in Columbia City, Indiana she married Dean L. Rule, and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed working in the yard in her flower garden. She was also a Sunday school teacher and a teacher at Ray of Sunshine Kindergarten.

Survivors include her husband Dean L. Rule of Kokomo; three sons Steven (Jolene) Rule of Greentown, Michael Rule of Kokomo, and Timothy Rule of Bloomington, Illinois; four grandchildren Nick Rule, Josh Rule, Loran Rule, and Zach Rule; two great grandchildren Anakiah and Zakara Rule; one niece Karen Buhrt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; also two sisters Eloise Buhrt and Betty Spencer.

Memorials may be directed to Heifer International. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel is handling arrangements.

Kenneth R. Carter

Kenneth Russell Carter, 86, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 6:35PM Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at North Wood Commons Assisted Living. He was born July 19, 1929 to Henry Hunter Carter and Beatrice Pearl (Cook) Carter.

Kenneth was a New Castle Chrysler High school graduate. He retired as a Millright, serving from 1947-1984 at Chrysler. Kenneth was a Corporal in the Army from 1948-1950 and went back from 1950 – 1953 for the Korean Conflict. Kenneth enjoyed serving on the board for many of his High school reunions. He had fun square dancing in previous years, and enjoyed working with his hands. The family would like to thank those at North Woods Commons who showed him so much love. He loved you too. To those from Hospice that went above and beyond to care for him and to the friends who helped him find God. He smiled everyday once he found Christ.

Preceding him in death are his parents, daughter, Maria Carter, brothers, Robert and Wayne Carter, and sisters, Pauline Pheffer and Janet Lawson.

Surviving Kenneth is his son, Gary Carter (Brenda) Kokomo, daughters, Susie Kemp (Karl), Rossville, Mona McClish (Ryan) Flora, Debbie Gerhart, CA., sister Maxine Wilson, 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be directed to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Frederick O. Miller

Frederick O. Miller, 86 of Tipton peacefully went to his heavenly home January 9, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. He was the youngest child of L. Tiffin & Edith (Barr) Miller born April 21, 1929 in Prairie Township, Tipton County.

Fred graduated from Prairie Township High School in 1947. He was drafted into the United States Army in February 1952, where he served in Germany during the Korean Conflict until 1954. Fred and Julie Watson were married in June 1958. Fred had lived his 86 years of life in Tipton County. He retired from Steel Parts Corporation in 1994 after 37 years.

The highlight of 2015 for Fred was going to Washington D.C. on a Veteran’s Honor Flight. He was active in The Gideons International, Tipton County Goose Bean Garden, and Goldsmith United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Julie; a daughter, Melissa (Greg) Deason of West Lafayette, Indiana and a son, Chad Miller of Tipton. He dearly loved his grandchildren, Alex Deason, Jacob Deason, Ross Deason, Kate Miller and Chase Miller. He is also survived by a brother, John (Edythe) Miller of Florida.

Fred was preceded in death by a sister, Mary F. Davis and two brothers, Robert Miller and Allen Miller.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Goldsmith United Methodist Church, 7085 West 100 South, Goldsmith, Indiana, 46045.

Janelle R. Mast

Janelle R. Mast, 43, Kokomo, passed away at 1:24 am on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Community Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo. She was born on September 19, 1972, in Kokomo, the daughter of Robert V. & Pamela F. (Hudelson) Mast.

Janelle was a 1991 graduate of Kokomo High School. She worked for Kokomo Raceway as a shift manager, and had previously been employed with CVS as a Pharmacy Tech along with Teacher’s Delight. Janelle loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles and animals. She played softball at Northwest Park. Janelle was an avid supporter of Police and Military K-9’s and first responders along with those who served.

Janelle is survived by her companion and best friend, Malissa Ruebush-Moon, Kokomo; sister, Andrea Mast; aunts, Adriane Scholz, Michele (Larry) Jordan, Kathleen (Walt) Cox, Maggie (Pat) Kline, Katie Conn, Sr. Loretta Ann Ewing; uncle, Sam (Pat) Mast, along with a host of cousins; close friend, Dean Moon; her beloved cats, Mommy and Salem, along with family dog, KoKo, and many good friends.

Janelle was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Bobby Mast, and grandparents.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Janelle’s memory to the Kokomo Humane Society or Pals for Paws. Messages of condolence may be left online atwww.shirleyandstout.com.

Rebecca R. Dean

Rebecca Ruth Dean, 65, Kokomo, passed away at 2:15 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2015. She was born on July 17, 1950, in Wabash, IN, the daughter of Dailey Francis & Mildred Alice (McGary) Lhamon. On May 9, 1969, she married John David Dean in Marion, and he survives.

Rebecca was a homemaker and a talented Church pianist and organist, having played for Calvary Baptist Church, First Church of the Nazarene, and Ellers Mortuary. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. Rebecca was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends and making people laugh. She was a generous giver to others.

Rebecca is survived by her husband, John Dean, Kokomo; children, David Dean, Ridgecrest, CA, Jill (Jeremy) Coon, Indianapolis, and Michael (Marielena) Dean, Kokomo; grandchildren, Kaleb Dean, Jagger Dean, Cruz Dean, and Zoey Coon, along with several nieces and nephews.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gary and Dale, and sister, Phyllis.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rebecca’s memory to the Kokomo Rescue Mission. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

Justin M.Buffum

Justin Michael Buffum, 33, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 5:33AM Friday, January 8, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born September 15, 1982 to Michael and Susan Buffum.

Justin graduated from Maconaquah High school. Upon graduation he began working at Chrysler. Justin loved music, and guitars. He was a collector of many things including baseball cards and hot wheels, but most of all sunglasses. Those that know Justin, knows his sense of style, Always expecting him to be well dressed, matching from his head down to his shoe strings…literally!

Preceding him in death is his father Michael, grandfather, Kenneth Haddox, and grandmother, Aileen Buffum.

Surviving Justin is his mother Susan Buffum (Kevin Scott), grandmother, Betty Elliott, grandfather, Harold Buffum, brother, Adam Buffum (Teri Melton) and Stephen Gimmey, who was like a little brother to Justin, nieces, Natanha and Taylor Clark, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving Justin is the love of his life, which is his daughter Makia Maree Turley, she was his world and nephew, Kristian who was like a son to him, David and Stan his closest friends, and many other best friends.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Randy R. Bates

Randy R. Bates, 54, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on January 8, 2016 at his home.

Born on March 12, 1961 in Kokomo to Howard and Mary Lou Stimbo Bates. He graduated from Taylor High School in 1979 and worked at Overhead Door in Westfield for over 20 years. Randy had a great sense of humor, and was an avid Colts and Pacers fan. He enjoyed collecting rocks, deer hunting, and his dog “Cherry Berry”. Randy loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his Children, Jacob Bates of Kokomo, Levi (Kelly) Bates of Missouri, and Brandi Latus of Russiaville; Mother, Mary Lou Bates of Searcy, Arkansas; Brothers, Mickey Bates of Shoals, and William Bates of Kokomo; Sister, Gayle Hunt of Searcy, Arkansas; Grandchildren, Joseph, Jacquelyn, Julliannah, Jillian, and Juliette Bates; Nieces and Nephews, Corey, Ashley, Jessica Bates, and Jozee Hunt.

Preceded in death by his Father, Howard Bates.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

In keeping with Randy’s wishes cremation is planned following the service.

Regina J. Conner

Regina Joan Conner, 81, Kokomo, went to be with our Lord at 2:43PM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 2, 1934 to Austin and Helen Beatrice Hellyer. In 1967 she married Don P. Conner. He preceded her in death September 21, 2012.

Regina is a Delco Electronics retiree after committing 30 years of service. Upon retiring, she found fun and love for waitressing. Regina enjoyed gardening, reading books, and playing Bingo.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, daughter, Carolyn Sue Langley, brothers, David, Bud, and John, and sister Dolly.

Surviving Regina is her daughter Ruth Ann Wright, sisters, Becky, Bonnie, Karen, Kathy, Jody, and Iva, grandchildren, Ronnie, Misti, Rick, Penny, Christopher, great grandchildren, Macy, Jordan, Andrew, Dymond, Tayla, Brittany, Krista, Kaitlyn, Kiley, Isaac, Caliegh, Christopher Jr., Josh, Caleb, Denver, Alexis, Levi, Lacey, Alaric, Ashley, and baby Iris is on the way.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and published in the newspaper for friends and family. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Regina’s name, please direct them to the American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Nancy E.

Byers/Lakness

Nancy Ella (Gregg) Byers/Lakness passed away on January 6, 2016 at KinderCare Nursing Home in Kokomo, Indiana, at 4:45 AM. Nancy was born August 24, 1929 to Alonzo and Catherine (Woodworth) Gregg in Rockville, Indiana.

She attended Union Schools. After graduating from high school, Nancy moved to Noblesville, Indiana and became a switchboard operator and also met Orin Byers, who she married in 1950. They built a home in Riverwood, Indiana across from her sister, Freda and brother-in-law Max White. During their time at that residence their first three children were born; Gregg, Doug, and Rex. When their eldest son became Kindergarten age, they moved to a farm in Hamilton County. There the last three children were born; Cathy, Kevin, and Tracy. Besides obviously being a mother, she made extra money by cutting hair and giving permanents, etc. Once all the children were a certain age, Nancy got a license to be a beautician. At some point she and Orin moved to Oakford near Kokomo, Indiana and she worked as a beautician at the then, Feminique Salon, in which she purchased an operated for several years. Later, she setup a shop in her home and had many clients. Later Nancy and Orin divorced and she married Norman Lakness. Nancy loved to sing and played the piano and guitar and was well known for her yodeling skills.

Nancy Ella Gregg (Byers/Lakness) was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo Gregg and Catherine Woodworth along with her siblings Theodore Wayne Gregg, Lyle Harmon Gregg, Acel Duard Gregg, Wilma Kathryn Gregg (McCalmet), Betty Lou Gregg (Scott), Freda Faydene Gregg (White), Arthur Dale Gregg, Rosalee Madonna Gregg (May), and Calvin Jack Gregg.

She is survived by brothers Benjamin Warren Gregg (wife Rose) and Richard Alonzo Gregg (wife Marilou). Nancy is also survived by her children; Gregg Byers, Doug Byers (wife Joann), Rex Byers (wife Sharon), Cathy Byers Parsons (husband Rick), Kevin Byers, and Tracy Byers (wife Brenda). Nancy enjoyed her family having 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Nancy was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where a celebration of her life is planned for some time later in the spring; to be announced at a later date. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online atwww.shirleyandstout.com.

Patty J. Pierson

Patty J. Pierson, 92, of Kokomo; formerly of Greentown and Camp Hill, PA, went to be with the LORD at 1:58 AM Saturday January 9, 2016 from Northwoods Village, Kokomo. Born March 18, 1923 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Claude Mayfield and Iva (Fleenor) Mayfield. On November 25, 1948, she married Michael Posmoga. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1994. She then married Russell Marion Pierson in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on September 8, 1997, and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2013. She was a homemaker and past president of Highland Women’s Club in Camp Hill, PA. She was also a gifted artist who went to Rohrbaugh Painting School. Patty was also a member of Center Road Church of Christ in Kokomo.

Survivors include one son George (LaDonna) Posmoga of Duncannon, PA; two daughters Sandra Eddy and husband Ron Dean of Pacific Palisades, CA and DyAnn Sturgis of Lemoyne, PA; one step-son Richard O. (Dawn) Pierson of Shephardsville, KY; one brother John (Eleanor) Mayfield of Calhoun, GA; five grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; one step-daughter Rebecca Pierson; two brothers Jack Mayfield and Joe Mayfield; also by a step-grandson.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

Bill Miller

Bill “B.G.” Miller, 82, Kokomo, passed away January 5, 2016. He was born May 26, 1933 in Risco, Missouri, the son of Earcil & Dora (Maloney) Miller.

B.G. served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He retired a Captain, after 32 years of service to the Kokomo Police Department, where his professional roles included patrolman, detective, and work in the drug enforcement. B.G. enjoyed building homes, woodcarving, and painting. He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Kokomo and the Fraternal Order of Police #078.

B.G. is survived by his children, Debbie Rothman (Howard), Teresa Kiser, and Mark Miller; his grandchildren, Terry Miller, Jason Walker, Zach Walker (Jessica), Misty Walker (Francisco), Heather Kochenderfer (Shad), and Mariah Miller; his great-grandchildren, Keeon, Braylon, Izzy, Haylie, Austin, Colton, Grayson, Cheyenne, Sophia, and Elysia; his siblings, Glen Miller, Patty Mundell (Donald), and Jerry Miller (Tony); and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Earcil Miller, Jr. and Bonnie Oldfield, a sister in infancy, and his great-granddaughter, Faith Corrales.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handed the arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to Cops 4 Kidz, 102 W. Markland, Kokomo, IN 46901.

A tribute to Bill “B.G.” Miller’s life may be viewed online atwww.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may be shared with his family.

Rita S. Sokol

Rita Sue Sokol, 62, Kokomo, passed away at 7:53 am, on Thursday, January 7, 2016, due to a brief bout with cancer, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was born on August 1, 1953, the daughter of John Edgar & Mildred Ruth (Walker) Hubbard. On November 10, 1979, she married William J. “Bill” Sokol at Shiloh United Methodist Church and he survives.

Rita was a 1971 graduate of Northwestern High School and had attended Indiana Business College. She was employed in the insurance business for 38 years with various companies. Rita was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she had taught bible school. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and was very active in the PTO when her children were in grade school.

Rita is survived by her loving husband, William J. “Bill” Sokol, Kokomo; children, Brad Sokol and Jessica Sokol-Sellars; grandchildren, Shelby and Dane; nieces, Teresa TeRonde, Angie Greene, Pam Greene, Heather Carter and Denise Miller; nephew, Rick Greene, dearest friends, Jill Kinney, Barb Ade-Masters and Cindy Whipple and several cousins

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Jim Hubbard, sister, Pat Greene.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s memory to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Helen R. Stone

Helen R. Stone, 83, Kokomo, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at North Woods Village. Sunset Memory Garden handled the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Gene A. Pratt

Gene Allen Pratt, age 76, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 5, 2016, in St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends taking turns holding his hands, stroking his head and singing. Gene passed peacefully and quietly, just like he had lived. Gentle and unassuming, he was Genie Boy to everyone who knew and loved him.

Born in Swayzee, Indiana, May 30, 1939, Gene was the third child of Thomas Richard “Dick” and Glendora “Dorie” (Lyons) Pratt. On February 28, 1970, he married Rose Anna Rogers. Gene and Rose had two daughters, Rebecca “Becky” and Kristina “Kris”.

Gene attended Central Grade School and Kokomo High School. He was a US Air Force veteran and a basketball--really, an all-sports--aficionado. He loved his Indiana Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts.

Gene retired from Delco Systems Division of General Motors in 1999, with forty-four years service. Working in several departments over the years, he made many lifelong Delco friends. He was a proud member of UAW 292.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Robert Pratt, Vicki (Pratt) Parson, Carey Pratt, and Sheri Pratt.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Pratt; his daughters, Rebecca (Pratt) Rubenalt and Kristina Pratt; his grandchildren, Anissa Rubenalt, Ashley Carney (Justin), Amber Perkins, Nicholas Colõn, Willow Fearnow, Grayson Fearnow, and Ethan Fearnow; his great-grandchildren, Axton, Emerson, and Nora; and his siblings, Thomas Pratt (Lynn), Pat Hudson (Bob), Kathryn (Pratt) Rogers, and Rina Pratt (Bob Huffman).

Gene Allen Pratt’s gentle ways will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Pratt Family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of the 2nd Floor and ICU at St. Vincent Hospital, as well as Dr. Diane Pfeifer, for their loving care for Gene.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. A tribute to Gene’s life may be viewed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may be shared with his family.

Patsy A.Harmon

Patsy A. Harmon, 78 formerly from Kokomo passed away at 12:50 am on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Ozark Nursing & Care Center in Ozark, MO after and extended illness.. She was born on April 6, 1937 in Forest Park, MI to Ralph D. Willoughby and Sybil (Johnson) Willoughby. She married James R. Harmon on September 4, 1955, who preceded her in death..

Patsy was a 1955 Kokomo High School graduate and worked as an insurance agent for Trobaugh Insurance then transitioned to Miller & Finch Insurance, from which she retried. She was a member of two chapters in the National Campers and Hikers Association, Delco Solid State Campers, where she held several offices including president and secretary / treasurer, and the Tee Pee Toters. As a youth, she was involved in the Eastern Star organization.

Patsy loved to travel, go camping, hiking, and fishing, and was an avid knitter and puzzle enthusiast. She and James also owned a home in North Ft. Myers, Fl, where they wintered for many years.

Survivors include two sons, James Harmon Jr. and wife Jeanine of Garland, TX, and Jeffrey Harmon and wife Anita of Branson, MO; two grandchildren James Arron Harmon, Alana Harmon both of Branson, Mo; and two brothers Mack Willoughby and wife Mattigene of Carmel, and Richard. Willoughby and wife Teckla of Russiaville,

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com

Gerald W. Shuck

Gerald W. Shuck, 84 of Kokomo died on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Northwoods Village, Kokomo. He was born May 6, 1931 in Groomsville to Marvin “Ted” & Ora P. (Reese) Shuck. He moved to Kokomo in 1948. On October 25, 1952 he married Petronel Davenport and she survives.

Gerald worked at Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo, from 1956 until his retirement in 1987. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1948 - 1976, primarily in Kempton but also in Tipton and Kokomo. He retired as a Master Sergeant. Gerald’s most enjoyable job was as a 1st Sergeant at the Kempton Armory.

He was a graduate of Jefferson Township High School. He loved nature, traveling, shooting and mentoring others. He was restoring his father’s 1939 Ford tractor. Gerald loved God, his family and his country.

Survivors besides his wife Petronel include one daughter, Deborah K. Scheid and husband Mark, Avon; one grand-daughter, Marielle Scheid. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven J. Shuck, one sister, Wilma Jean Hubbard and one brother, Wilber Ralph Shuck.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 615 Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256.

Robert N. Zell

Robert N. Zell, 91 of Tipton died at 6:19 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 at St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born December 27, 1924 in Kokomo to Omer N. & Francis (Crain) Zell. On December 28, 1947 he married E. Rosalyn Lewis and she survives.

Bob had retired from the Indiana State Police in 1969 and then from Delco Remy, Anderson in 1972. He was a member of the West Street Christian Church, Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion. Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1943 and attended Butler University.

Survivors besides his wife include three children, Stephen N. Zell and wife Donna, Cicero, Cynthia Juday and husband Jeff, Noblesville and James L. Zell and wife Ellen, Cicero; six grandchildren, Chris Zell and wife Heather, Daniel Zell, Kyle Juday and wife Nicole, Kevin Juday, Britta Zell, Landon Zell; two great-grandchildren, Nora Zell and Luke Juday; one sister, Mary Ellen Brake, Ft. Wayne.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Street Christian Church, 132 N. West Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.