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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.

March 22

Eugene D. Anderson Jr., 27,

Warrant:

Failure to

Appear

Anthony W. Austin, 47, Burglary, Residential Entry,

Mischief

Shawn M. Bergin, 30, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Justin L. Cox, 22,

Warrant: Failure to Appear

Makell E.

Elliott, 21, OWI Alcohol

Stacey M. Moore, 40, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Ray D.

Myers Jr., 19,

Possession of Marijuana

Bryan C. Strange, 53, OWI Alcohol, Possession

of Marijuana

Rachelle M. Tucker, 29, Resisting

Law

Enforcement

Damion M. Vawter, 18, Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit

Kaula M. Watkins, 27, Warrant: Theft

March 23

Chad E.

Colvin, 30, OWI Alcohol, OWI Endangering a Person

Jessica L. Darlin, 36, Possession

of a Syringe

Austin J. Lamb, 26, Possession of Marijuana, Possession

of Paraphernalia

Warren V. Levine Jr., 25,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

Scott A. Parks, 33, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Christopher J. Smith, 21, Warrant: Domestic Battery

James M. Swisher, 24, Driving While Suspended

March 24

Phillip W. Cooper, 35, Possession of Marijuana

Brianna L. Garcia, 24, Warrant: Failure to Appear, False Informing

Justin M. Maxwell, 24, Warrant: Failure to Appear

March 25

Andrew S. Baldwin, 29, Driving While Suspended

Aaron W. Calderon, 26, Public Intoxication

Blaise J. Dotson, 18, Illegal

Consumption of Alcohol, False

Informing

Marcus M. Edmondson, 21, Driving While

Suspended

Raymond D. Riggins, 25,

Possession of Paraphernalia,

Possession of a

Lookalike Substance, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Betty J. Surface, 42, Public

Intoxication

March 26

Todd L. Bugher, 38, Domestic Battery,

Battery

Camil L. Pride, 39, Domestic Battery

Rachael A. Stewart, 31, Warrant: Failure to

Appear,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

March 27

Bobby L.

Avery, 30, Warrant: Failure to Appear

James P. Davis, 38, Battery, Resisting

Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct

Aaron F. De Senna

Fernandes, 24, Possession of

Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana

Christopher M. Kwok, 40, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession

of Methamphetamine

Justin E. Miller, 25, Possession

of Cocaine

Ryan S. Stabler, 30, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts), Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine

Shawn K. Williams, 24, Driving While Suspended

Donald L.

Winchester, 43, Warrant: Theft

March 28

Chad A.

Bergin, 31, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

Andrew T. Wise, 32, Warrant: Failure to Appear

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.

March 22

Paige M. Blackmore, 18, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

Jordan W. Reynolds, 35, Warrant: Non-

Compliance

Sally A. Schroseder, 24, Neglect of

Dependant

Brian M. Ward, 41, Domestic Battery

March 23

Kayla M. Anderson, 29, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

Julie R. Martin, 45, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Carrianne E. Spencer, 29,

Warrant: Bond

Revocation (3 Counts)

Khristopher R. Williams, 32, Escape From In Home

Detention

March 24

Clymenia S. Fiedler, 59,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

Blaine R. Nelson, 26 (Other Agency), Warrant: Probation Violation

Rivers L. Wells, 63, Warrant: Failure to Appear

March 25

Cameron L. Glenn, 45,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Belinda A. Huffman, 36,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (3 Counts)

March 26

Christopher B. Keene, 33,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

March 27

Brylea K. Branch, 26, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Billy D. Humphrey, 27, Warrant: Probation Violation

Sheena M. Jones, 31, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Alexandra B. Young, 22,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

March 28

Austin C. Calvert, 27,

Warrant:

Sexual Misconduct, Warrant: Intimidation

Jessica N. Deaton, 28, Warrant: Failure to

Appear,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Susan R. Sunday, 47, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

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.

March 23

Branden K. Seger, 26, OWI Alcohol,

OWI

Endangering a Person

March 24

Alexus R. Bogue, 19, Mischief

Billy J.

Bozeman, 39,

Probation Violation

Alex R. Catchings, 33, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Manuel G. Chavez, 49, Possession

of Paraphernalia

Brittany K. Donovan, 29,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Possession

of Paraphernalia

Jordon G. Etherington, 22, Possession of Marijuana, Possession

of Paraphernalia

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Jeremy Jackson

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Offender

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, 2 years executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Troy Coleman

Charge: Burglary

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 10 years, 8 years executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence,

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Christopher Arnold

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Michael Krebes

Prosecutor: Stephanie Doran

Sentence: Court imposed 286 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail, probation extended 5 months

Fees: Probation fee

Brian Jones

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 30 days, 448 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

John Norwich

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 2 years, 140 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Wesley Birden

Charge: Battery with Moderate Bodily Injury (3 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, suspended, pay restitution, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, executed, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2 years, executed

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior I

Kyle Ryan

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Christopher

A. Kamil

Charge: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Cheryl A. Griffin

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, executed, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, executed, Count III - Howard County Jail for 180 days, executed, counts shall run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, Drug Interdiction fee

Karra Fugle

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Derick Steele

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 372 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Tezmondo Fort

Charge: Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Marijuana, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 548 days executed on In Home Detention, 365 days suspended, Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Howard County Jail for 365 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Michael J. Cijan

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Cheryl Griffin

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, 242 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Christopher Hindman

Charge: Dealing in Cocaine, Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug Lookalike Substance

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 2,190 days, 377 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, balance suspended, counts shall run concurrently, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Christopher Arnold

Charge: Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Cocaine

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,095 days, 204 days executed, balance suspended, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Shawnee Carter

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Cheryl Griffin

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Joseph Geary

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Cheryl Griffin

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 276 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D01-1404-CM-275, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Haley Cory

Charge: Domestic Battery

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 86 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Women’s Non Violence Education Group

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

Kasey Hubbard

Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elin

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 28 days executed, balance suspended, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D04-1606-F6-118, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

John D. Shook

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 120 days, executed

Fees: Court costs, Drug Interdiction fee

Brandi Lawson

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Court imposes 279 days of previously suspended sentence executed, 96 days executed in Howard County Jail, 183 days executed on In Home Detention

Dakota Kelley

Charge: Possession of Paraphernalia

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, executed, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D01-1507-F4-165

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Sharde N. Smith

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Travis Tucker

Charge: Possession of a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug Lookalike Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, In Home Detention for 180 days, Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program fee

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

Superior II

Courey Beets

Charge: Possession of a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug Lookalike Substance

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 270 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, pay restitution, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1608-CM-221

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Anthony J. Unger

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 6 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1603-F6-60

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Anthony J. Unger

Charge: Forgery

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 913 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1607-F5-191

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Sheena Hanley

Charge:

Battery

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 44 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Mark Peselli

Charge: Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 548 days, 32 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, unsupervised probation for 151 days executed

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Superior III

Austin Earlywine

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 20 days executed, balance suspended, In Home Detention for 6 months, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 180 days

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

Shane Davidson

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Richard Russell

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, license suspended for 180 days, attend Victim Impact Panel

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

Tiffany Craig

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior IV

Kameron Dacons

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Thomas White

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Jamie Boothby

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Derick Steele

Prosecutor: Thomas White

Sentence: Court imposes 302 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail

Jordan Reynolds

Charge: Non-Compliance

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Thomas White

Sentence: Court imposes 729 days of previously suspended sentence executed

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

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.

Howard Community Regional Health

Reagan Mae Shelly

DOB: 03/20/2017

Sex: F Time: 8:13 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Amanda Shelly

Cameron Giovanni

Montgomery

DOB: 03/19/2017

Sex: M Time: 8:58 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 15 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Ashley (Hendricks) and Terry Montgomery Sr.

Lucas Dayton Andrew Miles

DOB: 03/20/2017

Sex: M Time: 6:47 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Bryleigh Probst and Elijah Miles

Payton Concetta Floyd

DOB: 03/21/2017

Sex: F Time: 10:58 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 13 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Jennifer (Buttice) and Jonathan Floyd

Genevieve Alwilla Renee Hevner

DOB: 03/23/2017

Sex: F Time: 1:23 p.m.

Wt: 5 lbs., 11 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Michele Skaggs and Jacob Hevner

Gannon Michael Gibson

DOB: 03/23/2017

Sex: M Time: 3:39 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Micheale (Gibson) and Jeremy VanWinkle

Cora Leigh Misner

DOB: 03/25/2017

Sex: F Time: 2:28 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 13 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Leigha (Shields) and Andrew Misner

Addilyn Nichole Gibson

DOB: 03/24/2017

Sex: F Time: 11:45 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 4 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Allison (Sears) and Jacob Sears

Emrie Kay Cox

DOB: 03/17/2017

Sex: F Time: 5:07 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Morgan (Fuller) and Douglas Cox

Gabryella Nichole Brantley

DOB: 03/17/2017

Sex: F Time: 4:17 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 0 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Danille Hendricks and Blake Brantley

Layla Grace Townsand

DOB: 03/15/2017

Sex: F Time: 7:33 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kristen Townsand

Paul Benedict Cesare

DOB: 03/14/2017

Sex: M Time: 5:41 p.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 1 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Natalie (Campbell) and James Cesare

St. Joseph Hospital

Avery Jane Altherr

DOB: 03/21/2017

Sex: F Time: 4:49 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Ashley Duncan and Levi Altherr

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

March 22

Jaclyn Kreps, Kokomo, 26

Gordon Wilson, Kokomo, 26

March 23

Jonathan Harbaugh, Kokomo, 24

Leslie Wentz, Crown Point, Ind., 23

March 24

Jamie Nelson, Kokomo, 52

Isreal Caraveo, Kokomo, 41

Henry Young Jr., Kokomo, 53

Maria Bonnell, Kokomo, 52

Melvin Murphy, Kokomo, 59

Josephine Kelles, Kokomo, 56

Kevin Ulery, Kokomo, 45

Stacey Wilson, Kokomo, 42

Justin Reese, Kokomo, 30

Jesseca Myers, Kokomo, 26

Christopher Haskett, Kokomo, 22

Alexis Whisman, Kokomo, 22

Philip Burkhard Jr., Kokomo, 35

Shirley Roberts, Kokomo, 37

March 27

Keith Lewis, Greentown, 24

Tiffany Jackson, Kokomo, 24

James Parks, Galveston, Ind., 59

Patricia Brown, Kokomo, 59

Darryl Johnson Jr., Kokomo, 31

Mandy Glassburn, Kokomo, 26

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.

March 21

William and Linda Miller

Dakota and Ashlyn Barton

Paul and Meagon Dorisse

March 22

Jennifer and Paul Bradley

March 23

Melissa and Anthony Mayfield

Robert and Amber Trine

Lori and Gerry Good

March 24

Erin and Joshwa Davis

March 27

Danny and Dawn Widner

Melissa and Leonard Hikll

Travis and Hanna Bline

Ariel and Michael Runyon

March 28

Lacey and Scott Cripe

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

Wed., April 5, 1:30 p.m.

Lindsay and Mark Bolinger, Final Hearing

3 p.m.

Stephan and Terri Sitzes, Visitation Hearing

Thurs., April 6, 9 a.m.

Lacee and Corey Garber, Petition to Modify

Fri., April 7, 9 a.m.

Dale and Sandra Lange, Final Hearing

Corrie and Megan Jarvis, Final Hearing

Bonnie and Garritt Stryker, Petition to Modify

Jessie and Matthew Crumbley, Petition to Modify

Rebecca and Adrian Cutsinger, Status Hearing

Lorissa and Zachery Brattain, Provisional Order

Superior I

Mon., April 10, 1:30 p.m.

Shelly and Raymond, Shelby, Reappear

Tues., April 11, 9 a.m.

Sara and Matthew Shoopman, Petition to Modify

Superior II

Mon., April 10, 9 a.m.

Carla and Eddie Pettigrew, Final Hearing

Tomika and Emmanel Burks, Final Hearing

Deborah and W Johnson, Other

William and Hope White, Other

Todd Bacon and Cindy Akridge Support Hearing

Hayleigh and Michael Johnston, Final Hearing

Robert and Amber Trine, Provisional Order

11 a.m.

Danielle and Travis Williams

1:30 p.m.

Fredonna and Larry Smoot Jr., Show Cause

Superior IV

Wed., April 5, 10:30 p.m.

Dawn and David Mobley, Petition to Modify

2:30 p.m.

Holly and George Burns, Citation

Thurs., April 6, 1:30 p.m.

Tracy and Donald Wheller, Miscellaneous

2 p.m.

Paul and Meagon Dorisse, Provisional Orders

Fri., April 7, 1:30 p.m.

Angela and Ted Heston, Provisional Orders

Mon., April 10, 9 a.m.

Crystal and Ricardo Espinoza, Final Hearing

DIVORCES GRANTED

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

Circuit Court

Jeffrey and Angela Benware

Kristie and Bryan Bowen

Superior II

Jamie and Jason Bryant

Susannah and Eric Sinn

Superior IV

Edward and Ericka Williams

DEATHS

William Johnson Sr., 72

Date of Death: 01/28/2017

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Aortic Aneurysm

Robert Williams, 59

Date of Death: 02/14/2017

Cause of Death: Liver Cancer

Judith Barnett, 77

Date of Death: 02/12/2017

Cause of Death: Pancreatic Cancer

Marilyn Conn, 88

Date of Death: 02/12/2017

Cause of Death: Cellulitis Hand, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Diabetes Type I, Hypertension

Linda Smith, 65

Date of Death: 02/02/2017

Cause of Death: Acute Hypoxemia Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, MRSA, Atrial Fibrillation

Virgina Ellis, 80

Date of Death: 02/14/2017

Cause of Death: Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Bronchitis With Hypoxia

Francis McClain, 80

Date of Death: 02/05/2017

Cause of Death: End Stage Heart Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, And Coronary Artery Disease

Williams Arney, 87

Date of Death: 02/07/2017

Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Disease

Misty Talbert, 37

Date of Death: 02/10/2017

Cause of Death: Hemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Accident, Hypertension

Bruce Keck, 86

Date of Death: 02/16/2017

Cause of Death: End Stage Multiple Myeloma

Robert Smith, 83

Date of Death: 02/07/2017

Cause of Death: Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Georgia Reid, 73

Date of Death: 02/17/2017

Cause of Death: Sepsis, Hypersplenic Respiratory Failure

OBITUARIES

Andrew LaLonde

Andrew Nathan LaLonde, 35, Kokomo, passed away at 12:52 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born September 11, 1981, in Beech Grove, to Ronald H. LaLonde and Cheryl L. (Rankin) Faulstich. After being together since 1998, he and Melanie D. Pierce were married on May 22, 2008, and she survives.

Andrew graduated from Taylor High School and had worked at General Motors. He loved being with his dogs, especially Raheem, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved life to the fullest and could brighten anyone’s day, no matter how down they were. He was a generous and caring man with a big heart.

In addition to his wife, Melanie LaLonde, he is survived by his children, Hannah and Tyson LaLonde; siblings, Aaron (Jennie) LaLonde, J.J. (Dennis) Shoemaker and Aimee (Brett) Boehmer; father, Ronald LaLonde; mother, Cheryl (Matt) Faulstich; in-laws, Ben and Diana Pierce; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and special nieces and nephews.

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

Betty Moreland

Betty Jo Moreland, 84, of Miami, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Friday, March 17th at St. Vincent hospital in Kokomo. She was born November 26, 1932 in Morehead, KY to Morton and Ithel Audra (Debord) Gregory. She first married S.V. Hamby November of 1949 in New Castle, Indiana. He later preceded her in death and she married James Moreland on July 30, 1956 in Moreland, IN. James also preceded her in death June 6, 2014.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed refinishing wood furniture, crafts, and raising her children. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Kokomo.

Surviving family include her children, Calandra (Larry) Scott, Logansport, IN; Beth Riggle, Galveston, IN; Kirt Hamby, Bringhurst, IN; David Hamby, Miami, IN; and Joseph (Vickie) Moreland, Pathfork, KY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings, Harold (Wanda) Gregory, New Castle, IN; Cristine Hall, New Castle, IN and Ramona (Gary) Patrick, Greenfield, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, first and second husbands, two sons, Robert and James Moreland, step daughter, Jimmy Pauline Moreland, a very precious great granddaughter, Ellie Rae Marie, and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Hamby and brother, Morton Gregory Jr.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston handled the arrangements. The family wishes to send a special “Thank You” to her caregivers at St. Vincent Hospice, Deb Morgan, Michelle Reeve, Julie Maggard, Mindy Hulupa and Lisa Fulton. Also a special thank you to Trinity Wesleyan Church, and Derick Steele and assistant Kim at the law offices of Raquet, Vandenbosch and Steele. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston have been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

Zachary Ewing

Zachary W. Ewing, 16, of Galveston, earned his wings and joined the angels in Heaven at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25th, 2017. He was born April 30, 2000 to Matthew P. and Jennifer R. (Coy) Ewing. Zach was a student as Lewis Cass High School in Walton. He loved archery, hunting, fishing, arrow head collecting and mushroom hunting. He loved the outdoors and always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving family include his parents, Matthew and Jennifer Ewing of Galveston; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Jackie Coy, Kokomo; paternal grandparents, Michael and Kathy Ewing, Kokomo; uncle, Jeremy Coy, Kokomo, and aunts, Amanda Glenn, Melanie Axum and Kara Simon. He is also survived by a very close cousin Cadence Coy, several other cousins and special friends, Cole Greer, Matt O’Conner and Donnie Spence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zach’s family to help with funeral expenses. The family requests that everyone come dressed in casual attire. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston have been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

Max Ehrman

Max Taylor Ehrman, 75, of Kokomo formerly of the Burlington community passed away Saturday at 7:00 am, March 25, 2017 at his home. Max was born September 9, 1941 at home in Burlington to George P. and B. Jean (Taylor) Ehrman. He married on December 31, 1961 in Kokomo to Nancy C. Johnson who survives.

He graduated from Burlington High School in 1959. He went to work at Continental Steel Corporation for 23 years. In 1973 he was founder and co-owner with his wife Nancy and his mother Jean of the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Burlington where he served his community and friends for 11 years. Max later entered into banking where he started at Burlington State Bank and retired in 2006 as Community Bank president for Regions Bank in Delphi. He managed Barnard Lumber Yard for a few years. He also had volunteered at Sims Auto Sales in Kokomo.

His memberships include the Burlington Faith Church of Christ where he served as Deacon for several years, the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief in the late 60’s and 70’s, Burlington Town Board where he was a past president served in the 80’s and part of the 90’s. He was on the Carroll County Economic Board, the Burlington Community Club. In the 70’s he was active in the Burlington Little League where he was a manager and coach. His hobbies included cars, trucks and motorcycles and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Ehrman, his mother Jean Ehrman of Lafayette formerly of Burlington, a son Brent M. (Kristen) Ehrman of Westfield, a daughter M. Luann (Bryan) Helvie, of Batesville, four grandchildren who referred to him as Pop Pop, Breanne (Alex) of Chicago, Jenna Ehrman of Indianapolis, Taylor “T.J.” Ehrman of Indianapolis, Emily Helvie of Batesville, a brother Paul (Karen) Ehrman of Batesville, a sister Julia Rodkey of Lafayette, sister-in-law’s Judy Black of Kokomo, Kathy Simpson of Galveston, brother-in-law’s Bob (Marilyn) Johnson of Kokomo, Steve (Vicky) Johnson of Oregon, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother-in-law Tim Rodkey and a father-in-law and mother-in-law Scott and Mary Ellen Johnson.

Contributions can be made to Burlington Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home Neptune Chapel in Burlington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald Hale

Ronald A. Hale, 78, of Kokomo passed on March 22nd, 2017 at Northwoods Village.

Ronald was born August 8th, 1938 in Kokomo to his parents Donald and Laura Hale (Wycoff)

Ron was married to his wife Sharon Hale until she passed on May 6th, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharon, son Jeffery Hale, and brother Leon Hale.

He was a graduate of Kokomo High School. Ron retired from Haynes International after a career spanning thirty four years. Ron was hard working but looked forward to watching Nascar and the Chicago Cubs in his spare time. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He would do anything for anyone out of kindness of his heart.

Ron is survived by his son Randy (fiancé Stacy McIntire) Hale of Bowling Green, KY, brothers Dannie (Lilly) Hale of Sharpsville, IN and Bill (Donna) Hale of Leesburg, FL); brother in law Jack Bowley of Kokomo; sister in law Alice (Curt) Berry of Kokomo. He is also survived by grandchildren Crystal Mills, Rachel Hale, Jennifer (Jacob) Blackburn, and great grandchildren Ivy Blackburn, Bo Blackburn, Freedom Mills, Jackson Mills.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Northwood’s Village and Guardian Angels Hospice.

Ramona Wright

Ramona Wright, 81, passed away at Community Howard Hospital on Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born to Carl and Ethel Stevenson in Tyler, Missouri. Ramona married Donald Wright on April 8, 1966 and they have been married for almost 51 years. She worked for the Recorder’s Office for 12 years and then went on to work at St. Joseph Hospital for 20 years, then retired. She and Donald were members of the Pioneer Auto Club. They spend weekends up at Beaver Dam Lake, which she enjoyed very much. Ramona also enjoyed crafting with her sister-in-law.

Ramona is survived by her husband, Donald Wright, brother Gary (Kathy) Stevenson, one brother-in-law, and one sister-in-law; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ramona is preceded in death by her parents.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chape handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the Kokomo Automotive Museum, 1500 N. Reed Rd Kokomo, IN 46901.

Dale Browning

Dale Edward Browning, 78, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:15 AM, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born January 3, 1939 in Galveston, Indiana to the late Floyd Ross and Opal Marie (Vaughn) Browning. He married Leona (Thomas) Browning on November 26, 1970, and she survives.

Dale was the owner and operator of Browning Plumbing and Heating in Kokomo. After he retired from his business, Dale went on to work for Chrysler Corp. as a skilled trades pipefitter and officially retired in 2001. He enjoyed hunting, wood-working, and playing his harmonica. He was a member of New Life Church.

Surviving is his loving wife of 46 years, Leona; four sons, Steven (Linda) Browning, Peru, Jerry Browning, Patrick (Jenni) Browning, Noblesville, Ronald (Michelle) Browning, Carmel; daughter, Pam Browning, Peru; stepson, Robert (LeeAnn) Hester, Peru; sixteen grandchildren, Trisha (Tom) Robbins, Jamie (Fred) Ross, Jan (Dave) Hoover, Jeremy Browning, Alyssa Browning, Angel Butzin, Niky Clark, Jeff Browning, Kearston Browning, Kinsey Browning, Kassidy Browning, Logan Browning, Ryan Hester, Nick Hester, Zachary Browning, and Emily Browning; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by stepson, Randy Hester; two grandchildren, Trevon Browning and Cory Hester; two sisters, Sharon Fewell and Karen Stineson; and two brothers, Jack Browning and Ronald Browning.

Richard Cyphers Jr.

Richard “Rick” Darwin Cyphers Jr., age 63, of rural Tipton County, passed away peacefully at his home on March 23, 2017 surrounded by his friends and family.

Rick was born January 10, 1954 to Darwin and Joan (Massey) Cyphers in Tipton County, Indiana. On June 27, 1999 Rick married Diana Stoops in a ceremony performed in Windfall, IN.

Rick was a member of the Windfall Christian Church and the United Auto Workers Local 685 in Kokomo, IN. He was a 1972 graduate of Tri-Central High School where he excelled in all sports. Rick went on to play football at Indiana University in Bloomington. He also played for the Kokomo Mustangs and played American Legion Baseball. His passion was sports, playing or coaching he was always very involved. Rick also enjoyed hunting, his Farmall tractor and his Harley Davidson. His son Ricky was his focus in life along with all of his family and friends.

Rick was a 2003 retiree from Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo after working 28 plus years.

Rick is survived by his father, Darwin Cyphers, his wife Diana Cyphers, his children; Ricky Cyphers, Lynn Cook, Nicole Cook, Bryan (Anna) Cook and Brad (Tosha) Cook. Surviving grandchildren include; Kendra, Madison, Brayden, Paisley, Emma, Payson and Olivia Cook along with a nephew Scott (Anna) Servies and a niece Jennifer (Jacob) Richey. An uncle, John (Jo) Massey also survives along with a sister in law, Karen (Mike) Booher. Several nieces and other family & friends survive as well.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother Joan Cyphers and his sister Marie Servies.

The family request no flowers be sent but monetary donations be made to the Rick Cyphers Jr. Scholarship in care of the Tipton County Foundation.

James Trump

James “Jim” Russell Trump, 56, passed away on March 21, 2017 at Indiana Heart Hospital. He was born to Adam and Gloryellen Trump on January 22, 1961 in Kokomo. Jim graduated from Northwestern High School in 1979 and went on to attend Pillsbury College in Owatona, Minnesota, studying sculpture. He also studied pastels at the Kokomo Art Academy. He enjoyed fishing and bow hunting. Jim worked at Carter Fuel Systems of Logansport. He also attended the First Church of Nazarene. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his sisters Mary Beth (George) Balog, Ellen Isaac, and Evelyn (Paul) Scott; nieces and nephews Mary Ann (Dennis) Fuller, Frank (Jennifer) Balog, Charles Balog, Jamie (James) Roberts, Clayton Scott; great nieces and nephews Brittny Balog, Emily Fuller, Taylor Balog, Ryan Balog; and great-great nieces and nephews Ava Roberts, Kelbie Roberts, and Noah Roberts; and several cousins.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Carolyn Sue and Jane Ann Trump.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements.

Chad Broo

Chad William Broo, 31, Kokomo, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2017. He was born in Kokomo to Tony and Rhonda (Bartrum) Broo.

Chad grew up loving fishing, riding dirt bikes, and camping in the backyard with his big brother, Joshua. They would build a fort in the woods behind their home, where they enjoyed playing army men from sun up to sun down. He loved spending time with his daughter, Madelyn, who was the light of Chad’s life. He attended Northwestern High School.

In addition to his parents, Tony and Rhonda; Chad leaves behind, Alisha Grantham, the mother of their 2 year-old daughter, Madelyn Grace Broo. He is also survived by his brother, Joshua (Monica) Broo; grandmother, Tonita Conwell; two nephews, Mason and Tucker; and multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William “Bill” and Betty Bartrum; and his paternal grandfather, Larry Broo.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements.

Robert G. Esposito

Robert Gerard Esposito died Friday, March 24, 2017, at his home in Kokomo. He was 60 years old. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he lived and traveled across the country and eventually retired and settled in Kokomo in 2008. Prior to retiring, he was a sales engineer for Associated Press in New York City, where he worked for many years. A proud 100% disabled Navy Veteran, Bob served his country in Catania, Italy, working in aviation electronics. Bob enjoyed museums, loud music, cooking with his kids and traveling.

Surviving are his mother, Pompelia Esposito; children, Valerie Esposito (fiancé, Tyson Stole) and Andrew Esposito (fiancé, Kaitlin Spenceley); ex-wife and best friend, Laura Johnson and husband, Glen Johnson; and nieces and nephews, Dennis Driscoll, Amber and Julian Jester, Chase Johnson (fiancé, Maggie Goff) and Bailey Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Esposito, and his surrogate parents, Angelo and Anna Girardi.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home in Kokomo has been entrusted with arrangements.

Robert Robertson

Robert Eugene Robertson, 86, Russiaville, passed away at 12:45 pm, Monday, March 27, 2017, at his home. He was born January 16, 1931, in Clinton County, Indiana. He was the son of Roy E. & Ruby Hazel (New) Robertson. On October 2, 1953, he married Norma Jean Gibson who preceded him in death on March 18, 1998.

Robert was a 1949 graduate of Forest High School. He served with the United States Army from 1951-1953, during the Korean War. Robert had been a farmer all his life and spent three years with Yoeman Stone. He was a member of Union Baptist Church and the American Legion. Robert had several friends and enjoyed spending every minute with them.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Karen Sue Mauermann; grandsons, Ben Mauermann, and Jake Mauermann; sisters, Donna (Donald) Grice, and Shirley (Arthur) Gross, both of Forest, along with several nieces and nephews; and his later in life companion, Betty Fetterhoff.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Norma Jean, and son, Dale Robertson.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to Union Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

Dorothy Merrill

Dorothy Ann (Williams) Merrill age 76, passed away on March 27, 2017 at her home in Tipton with her family at her side. She was born on November 6, 1940 in Greencastle, IN to Homer and Mary Esther (Standley) Williams. On June 9, 1957 she married Charles Edward Merrill in a ceremony in Greencastle, Indiana. Dorothy and Charles had shared 59 years of marriage together.

Dorothy was a graduate of Tipton High School. She had worked for the Tipton Community School Corporation as a cook up until her retirement.

Dorothy enjoyed traveling, reading, crocheting and playing games with her family and friends. She enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Edward Merrill, her children; Douglas (Patty Smith) Merrill, Gregory Merrill and Deborah (Merrill) Getz. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Rachel (Jerry) Schwaller, Rebecca (Ryan) Oswalt, Andrew Merrill, Corrie Merrill, Shelby Merrill, Nicholas (Mandy) Netherton, Kyle Netherton, Kristina Netherton along with her great grandchildren; Urban Schwaller, Lydia Schwaller, Ryland Oswalt, Lillian Oswalt, Rory Merrill and Luke Netherton. A sister, Linda (Roy) Morrisett also survives along with a sister in law, Bernetta Williams.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings; Mary (Jesse) Covert, Helen (Robert) Harvey, Edna (Tom) Young, David Williams and Kay Hamblin.

Porter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Karleen Huneck

Karleen Kay Huneck (Bitterman), 82, of Greentown passed away peacefully at home on March 24th, 2017

She was born October 3rd, 1934 in Lansing, MI to her parents Sylvester and Viola Bitterman (Heart)

Karleen was preceded in death by her parents and brother Tommy Bitterman.

Karleen loved life and was an active member of the International Sierra Club, Indianapolis Hiking Club, Central Indiana Wilderness Club, Hoosier Backpacking Club, Central Indiana Bicycle Club, and the Potato Soup Club. She had a passion for giving back to others which included volunteer work with the Women’s Shelter and the Girl Scouts. Karleen worked in Nursing for many years after graduating from Indiana University in 1986. She loved spending time with her entire family but especially her five beautiful children.

Karleen is survived by her adoring children Kevin (Debbie) Huneck of Albuquerque, NM, Gary Huneck of Noblesville, Jim (Crison) Huneck of Kokomo, Kathy (Wes) Dunnuck of Columbia, SC, and Kara (James) Kaufman of Greentown; sister Judith Rodosa of Chesaning, MI. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kyle, Brandon, and Kameron Dunnuck, Kristen Huneck, and Marisa Hernandez; great grandchild Isabella Hernandez.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or The American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Online condolences may be shared at ellersmortuarywebster.com

Carol S. Maibaum

Carol Sue Maibaum, 80, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:43 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1938 in Christopher, Illinois to the late Lester Smith and Dora (Montgomery) Culp. She married Lester John Maibaum on March 17, 1960 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2016.

Carol graduated from Christopher High School in Christopher, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Carol enjoyed reading, shopping, antique collecting, and assembling puzzles. She loved animals, especially dogs, and was a big supporter of the Kokomo Humane Society.

Carol is survived by a son, Andrew Maibaum; brothers, Norman Smith, and Sonny Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lester; son, Brian Maibuam; her parents; brothers, Bob Smith and Junior Smith; sisters, Patsy Smith and Mary Brandibus and stepfather, Elmer Culp.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s memory to the Kokomo Humane Society.

Kennard Curtis

Kennard Wayne Curtis, 49, left this Earth to join our Lord on March 22, 2017. Kenny was a devoted husband, father, son, and friend. Ken was born in Flora, IL. He graduated from Western High School in Kokomo, IN. He then joined the United States Marine Corps. Kennard proudly served from Jan.1986 to Dec.1991. Protecting his country in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After his service in the Marine Corps, he served in the Army National Guard. He then worked for the Chrysler Corporation (FCA) for 23 years.

Kenny was first and foremost, a family man and adored his time with his loved ones. He was an avid hunter, loved to fish, and forged friendships through his bowling league, pool league, and on the golf course. He never met a stranger and always had a joke to share.

Ken is survived by his loving wife-Rebekah, daughters-Briana and Savannah, granddaughter-Sariah, devoted mother-Rhoda Gresham, sisters-Kristie Hodges and Stephanie Frizzell, in laws-Eric and Janice Lantz, brother in law-Blake Hawley, and special friends Matt Sutton and Curtis Shupperd.

There will be a viewing for Mr. Curtis on Thursday, March 30th 2017 from 4-8pm at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home-2097 West Alto Road Kokomo, IN 46902. Services will be held on Friday, March 31st at 1pm at New Life Church-1803 E. Vaile Ave Kokomo, IN 46901 with Pastor Randy Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery with full military honors. The family’s preferred memorial may be made in Kennard’s memory online at https://web.charityengine.net/Default.aspx?tsid=7247 or via mail to:

TOYS FOR TOTS

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Gift Processing Administrator

18251 Quantico Gateway Drive

Triangle, VA 22172

The Motto: Once a Marine, Always a Marine held true for Kenny! For more information on Sergeant Kennard Wayne Curtis, or to leave a condolence go to www.SunsetMemoryGarden.com

Jeff Smith

Jeff R. Smith, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 12:11 PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 13, 1955 in Rantoul, Illinois to Paul Robert Smith and the late Ramona Jean (Flora) Smith. On October 27, 1973, he married Sylvia (Clark) Smith, and she survives.

Jeff was in the printing industry for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with close family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Jeff also had a passion for woodworking. He attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

Surviving is his loving wife of 43 years, Sylvia; son, Nathan (Jennifer) Smith; daughter, Samantha (Ryan) Brassard; stepson, Michael (Samantha Heflin) Rich; father, Paul Robert Smith; three grandchildren, Elijah, Bryce, and Lauren Brassard; brother, Mike (Rosa Corcoran) Smith; sister, Julie Wall; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ramona Jean Smith.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Delena Gifford

Delena K. Gifford, 65, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:55 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at North Woods Village. She was born on April 4, 1951, in Kokomo, to John and Elena (Bowlsby) Gifford.

Delena was a 1969 Taylor High School graduate and worked as a clerk for CVS. She was a master of all types of card and board games if you needed any help playing or just needing to know how to play Delena had the answers. Delena also loved to play BINGO and work on her paintings or drawings.

Survivors include her sister, Deborah Osborne; brothers, James W (Anita) Gifford and Joseph D. Gifford, all of Kokomo; aunt, Barbara Gifford, of Galveston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Delena was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elena Gifford, and one brother, John Gifford Jr.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Karl Leisure

Karl Walter Leisure, 84, Kokomo, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born February 21, 1933, in Kokomo, to Peter Orman Leisure and Grace Esther (Bennette) Leisure. On December 24, 1952, at his parent’s home in Kokomo, he married Sue Ann (Shelby) Leisure. She preceded him in death September 26, 1982. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Cuneo Press as a press operator, and worked in maintenance for Carnation in Kokomo, and the Howard County Courthouse. He was a member of the VFW Post 1152. Karl enjoyed working on cars and NASCAR.

Survivors include a son, Karl Leisure Jr and companion Iris Lewellen both of Kokomo; daughter, Sharon Voiles and husband Ernest of Kokomo; son, Peter Leisure of Alma, Michigan; daughter, Esther Heath and husband Ernie of Kokomo; daughter, Pamela Ashbrook and husband Rodney of Kokomo; daughter, Lisa Bayliff and husband Danny of Kokomo; daughter, Anita Seekell and Fiancé Wes Wesley Stebbins both of Kokomo; sister, Linda Schultz and husband Richard of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; sister in law, Helen Jane Spice and husband Richard of Ft. Wayne; grandchildren, Jennifer Voiles and Fiancé James White, Christopher Voiles and wife Victoria, Peter Leisure II, Georgianna Marie Leisure, Brooke Leisure, Brandon Leisure, Carrie Leisure, Chad Heath and wife Amanda, Shelly Lennen and companion Micah Babcock, Duane A. Wysong, Rodney Ashbrook II, Ashley Castle and companion Thomas Mass, Adam Beheler and wife Shanika, Andrew Beheler, Andrea Bayliff, Brandi Sise and husband Jorge, Steven Seekell, and Michael Seekell; 26 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, granddaughter, Miranda Sue Leisure, 6 sisters, and 2 brothers.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Helen Cunningham

Helen Jo Cunningham went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 28, in Peru. She was born in Kokomo to the late Clyde and Mae Coleman. Helen was married to Floyd Cunningham, and he preceded her in death.

She was a devout Catholic and loved her family dearly. She also enjoyed reading, playing bingo, and having fun.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Marcia (Joe) VanderVeen; sons, Ben Midgett and Fred (Sharon) Cunningham; granddaughters, Heidi (Robert) Barnes and Ashley McKee; grandsons, Bobby (Leata) Banter, James Midgett, and Dale Cunningham; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by sons, Bob Banter and Les Cunningham; daughters, Jackie Ringett and Bonnie Hinkle; and a granddaughter, Ginger Banter.

There will be a private family service at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

To leave a condolence, go to www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Doris Ebert

Doris Ebert, 90, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at her home in Kokomo. She was born in Union County, Tennessee, to the late William and Myrtle Cook. In 1946, Doris was married to Bernard Keith Ebert, and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Doris loved going shopping, cooking, and knitting. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to people and enjoyed hosting company.

When Doris was 17, she dropped out of high school in order to work at the Chrysler Manufacturing Plant to help with the war effort during World War II.

Doris is survived by her son, Keith (Donna) Ebert; daughter-in-law, Nancy Ebert; sister, Ruth Edkins; grandchildren, Tony (Linda) Ebert, Tim Ebert (Tanya Watson), Bill (Michelle) Ebert, John Ebert, and Stacey (Wes) Henry; great-grandchildren Ashley Ebert, Kaitlyn Ebert, Nathaniel Ebert, Darius Ebert, Cora Ebert, Alexandra Ebert, Carmen Jones, Cherylyn (Tony) Rutherford, Kaeden Thomas, and Wayne Thomas; and great-great-grandchildren, Ava Ellenger, Emmalyn Pruitt, Aubrey Rutherford, and Wyatt Rutherford.

Along with her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Wayne Ebert; a baby sister; and brothers, Londa Cook, Glen Cook, and William Cook Jr.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. To leave a condolence, go to www.sunsetmemorygarden.com

Joan Jackson

Joan L. Jackson, 91, Flora, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Waterford Health Campus in Kokomo. She was born in Deer Creek Township in Carroll County on Nov. 4, 1925, the daughter of Charles T. and Jesse L. Kirkpatrick Beougher. Joan married James Ferres Abbott; he preceded her in death April 22, 1954. On April 4, 1957, Joan married Matthew “Pete” Jackson; he preceded her in death March 24, 2014.

Joan graduated from Camden High School. Throughout her life, she was an active member of the community. Joan was elected and served as the Carroll County recorder from 1957 to 1964. She later ran for Carroll County treasurer. Joan and Pete attended the 1964 National Democratic Convention. Joan’s other professional career was in the area of real estate, working for Yount Realty and later Schook Agency in Lafayette. She owned and operated the Joan Jackson Real Estate Co. in Flora for a period of time. Joan was an active member of the Carroll County Historical Society, inputting historical information in the computer system for the society. She was a member of Flora First Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, played the organ, and served in a variety of areas. Joan enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was always up for a board game or a game of cards with family and friends. Her smile was her trademark and filled the room with joy.

Surviving Joan are four children, Larry (Patti) Abbott, Beverly Hills, Florida, Penne Platt, Kingwood, Texas, Tom (Audrey) Abbott, Williamsport, and Sandra Abbott, Williston, Florida; five stepchildren, Sandra Schafer, Sycamore, Ohio, Alan (Linda) Jackson, Burlington, Stephen (Carol) Jackson, Peru, Scott (Pam) Jackson, Huntington, and Marilyn (Mel) Lowery, London, Ohio; sister, Doris Sink, Marion; 18 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Joan was preceded in death by her son, Terry Abbott; brothers, George, Willis, and Don Beougher; and sister, Teresa Isaacs.

Memorials in Joan’s name may be made to the M.E. “Pete” and Joan Jackson Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) which benefits the Carroll County Historical Society. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com

Clarence Glover Sr.

Clarence “CG” Glover Sr., 77, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Born in Talladega, Alabama, he was the son of Charles and Alice (Collins) Glover Sr. He was educated and graduated from Freemont Ross High School, class of 1957.

He enlisted and served in the United States Air Force, where he also played softball and was on the traveling team. He relocated to Kokomo where he was employed and retired from Chrysler Corp. He was a member of the local UAW #685 and the Road Knights MCC.

Giving his life to Christ, he became a member of Strait Gate House of Prayer. Clarence was the first African American disc jockey in the city of Kokomo, and was affectionately known as “C.G. the Player.”

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Michael Glover; daughter, Tracie Brame, both of Kokomo; brother, Charles (Ann) Glover Jr., Freemont, Ohio; sisters, Florence (Noah) Chatman, Newport News, Virginia, and Alice Makins, Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.bluittandson.com.

Pamela

Richardson

Pamela Jean (Martin) Richardson, 73, Kokomo, passed away at 8:50 am Friday, March 31, 2017, at her home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pamela’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Redeemer Lutheran School. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Donald Kesler

Donald Edwin Kesler, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 10:42 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at his home. He was born July 14, 1937, in Grant County, IN, the son of the late Henry Eugene & Valneda (Collier) Kesler. On January 26, 1959, he married Sarah Sue Pence and she survives.

Donald served with the United States Marine Corp. He was retired truck driver and his passion was reading the bible and listening to easy music. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family, watching trains, and old western movies.

Donald is survived by his wife, Sarah Sue Kesler, Kokomo; children, Donna (Gary) DeWitt, Pennie (Dan) Clarke, and Donald Kesler II; grandchildren, Rick DeWitt, Bryan DeWitt, Earl Sickbert III, Amanda (Travis) Donson, Vincent Snyder, Trevor Kesler, along with three great-grandchildren, Lilly Powell, Jared Donson, and Will DeWitt; sister, Shirley Land; brother, James R. Kesler, along with several nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Velma Jeane Morris.

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

Danny Wright

Danny J. Wright, 55, of Russiaville, passed away at 5:23 PM Wednesday March 29, 2017. Born December 15, 1961 in Kokomo. He was the son of the late Charles William Wright and Joan (Briggs) Wright. He was a 1980 graduate of Taylor High School. He was employed with Cone Palace in Kokomo for over 30 years and worked as a Manager for most of those years. He enjoyed gardening, laying in the pool, cooking, going to Lake Manitou, and spending time with his family and his dog Blue.

Survivors include two brothers, Steven (Michelle) Wright of Walton and Michael Wright of Kokomo. There are also nieces and nephews: JoAnna (Joe) Hillis of Walton, Shana (Brandon) Cannon of Kokomo, Steven K. (Liane) Wright Jr. of Peru, Charles M. Wright of Walton, Dustin Wright of Kokomo, and Breanna Wright of Kokomo. There are also several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; also his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Guardian Angel Hospice. You may read Danny’s obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.

Thomas Giles

Thomas Scott Giles, 56, of Walton, passed away Tuesday March 28, 2017. Born June 23, 1960 in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Fredrick Giles and Elsie (Harden) Giles. He was a 1978 graduate of Haworth High School. On August 17, 1990, in Kokomo, he married Stacia Lee (Jolly), and she survives. He was employed with Kokomo Opalescent Glass for over 30 years where he was the current Vice President. He enjoyed playing the guitar, flying RC Planes, restoring vehicles, and riding his Harley. What he enjoyed above all was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Stacia Lee Giles of Walton; one son Levi T. Giles and fiance’ Jalene Jackson of Walton; two daughters Melissa R. Bowers of Kokomo and Alicia N. (James) Furman of Surprise, Arizona; two brothers Tim Giles of Lafayette and Fred Giles of Kokomo; one sister Patricia (Douglas) Hight of Kokomo; three grandchildren Savannah Bowers, Mikaylin Bowers, and James Furman Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; also his son-in-law Cory Bowers on February 10, 2017.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements. You may read Thomas’ obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.