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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 18

Joel M. Grainger, 32, Possession of a Lookalike Substance, Possession

of a Syringe

Casey N. Henson, 28, Burglary, Theft

Andrew J. Waits, 20, Burglary, Theft

Robert L. Williams Jr., 58,

OWI

Alcohol

Claudia R. Ziebell, 33, Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 19

Seabastian L. Breedlove, 18, Auto Conversion

Stacey L. Disalvo, 39, Possession

of a

Controlled Substance, OWI

Endangering a Person

Stephen R. Fields, 45, Resisting

Law Enforcement, OWI Alcohol

Pili A. Finch, 37,

Possession of Marijuana, Driving While Suspended

Brandon R. Lee, 24,

Public Intoxication, Resisting

Law

Enforcement

Jerry L. McKinney, 28, Invasion of Privacy

Jeffrey A. Taylor, 45, Possession of Methamphetamine

Krista L. Vanwinkle, 27, Warrant: Robbery, Warrant:

Battery

Erin M. Walker, 20, Possession

of a Syringe

January 20

Katelynn M. Catt, 21,

Possession of a

Lookalike Substance

John E. Causey, 22, Possession

of Marijuana

Kodey A. Craft, 21, Possession of a

Lookalike Substance

Brandon R. Dennis, 32, OWI Alcohol, Driving While Suspended

Renee S. Smith, 49, OWI Alcohol, OWI

Endangering a Person

Daniel T. Wagner, 41, Driving

While

Suspended

Jonathan D. Wright, 28, Warrant:

Habitual

Traffic

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

January 21

Matthew C. Debusk, 31, Warrant: Possession of a Syringe, Warrant: Possession of Methamphetamine

Hliafi R.

Derricott,

28, Driving While

Suspended

Amanda J. Mackey, 36, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of Dependant

Barry E. Rayls, 47, Domestic Battery, Intimidation

Jerry W. Slayton, 32, Theft

Valerie F. Wheaton,

62,

Possession of a

Lookalike Substance

January 22

Rachel R. Daily-Walker, 39, Warrant: Contempt of Court (2 Counts),

Warrant:

Possession

of Methamphetamine

Charles E. Glenn, 18, Warrant: Burglary, Warrant: Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Warrant: Robbery

Robert P. Hernly, 27, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (3 Counts)

Catherine A. Hood, 58, Warrant: Possession of Methamphetamine, Warrant: Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Warrant: Possession of Marijuana, Warrant: Possession of Paraphernalia

Michael N. Long, 34, Warrant: Contempt of Court

January 23

Luke A. Brown, 18, Trespassing

Andrew A. Crane, 37, Possession of Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended

John W. Fleming, 44, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Nathan T. Green, 26, Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law

Enforcement

Belinda A. Huffman, 36, Possession of a Syringe, Trespassing, Theft

Timothy E. Marr, 41 (Greentown Arrest),

Warrant: In Home

Detention Violation

Jakob R. Plake, 21, Theft

Lauren N. Wiley, 33, Warrant: Credit Card Fraud (3 Counts), Warrant: Forgery

January 24

Jami D. Brown, 32, Attempting in Dealing Cocaine (2 Counts), Possession of Cocaine (2 Counts)

Ryan M. Durr, 33,Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Misty D. Galbraith, 36,

Warrant: Escape

Attempt

Yardana C. Horton, 32, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Dailyn J. Humphries, 20,

Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Darryl N. Johnson, 31, Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine

Dariel L. Jones, 34, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

William O. Kerschner, 19,

Resisting Law

Enforcement,

Warrant: Failure to Appear

Darrion L. Tyler, 31, Possession of a Narcotic Drug,

Dealing in a Narcotic Drug

Kevonte T. Tyler, 18, Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit,

False

Informing, Theft

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 18

Dedrick K. Darden, 33, Warrant: Contempt

of Court

John J. Geyer, 25, Warrant: Bond

Revocation

Gentry L. Gittings, 38, Warrant: Illegal

Possession

of a Handgun, Possession of Marijuana, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Jimmy L. Jackson, 42, Warrant: Contempt of Court

Teddy R. Likens, 22, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

January 19

Jaron R. Brown, 23, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Christopher W. Cook, 26, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Raellen M. Fording, 25, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

Andrew D. Fritz, 27, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

(2 Counts)

Jason W. Huddleston, 38, Warrant: Failure to

Appear

Justin D. Pavese, 32, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (3 Counts)

Mark D. Pritchard,

47, Bond Revocation

Marty C. Turner, 23, Warrant: Bond

Revocation

January 20

Stephen M. Goshern, 43, Warrant: Failure to

Appear,

Warrant: Burglary

Cody R. Long, 20, Warrant:

Non-

Compliance

Richard K. Orem, 65, Warrant:

Habitual

Traffic

Offender

January 21

Westley K. Johnson, 29, Warrant: Domestic Battery

January 22

Adam L. Spencer, 30, Driving

While

Suspended

Alan H.

Tinker, 37, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

January 23

Austin M. Drake, 21, Warrant: False

Informing, Warrant: Theft

Edmondo Grady, 44, Warrant:

Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

Rhonwynn J. Sterling, 57, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Kaula M. Watkins, 27, Theft

January 24

Lynnzzy A. McCain, 32, Warrant: Identity

Deception, Warrant: False

Informing

James L. Warren Jr., 37, Warrant: Failure to Appear

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Philip Castillo

Charge: Burglary

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, 2 years executed, 1 year executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Jeffrey Forrey

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Court imposes 28 days of previously suspended sentence executed on Howard County Jail

Amy Moss

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 34 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior III

Jack Johnson

Charge: OWI, Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 10 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, unsupervised probation for balance suspended, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 6 months, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, license suspended for 90 days, sentences shall run concurrently

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

Eric Cross

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement, OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 18 months, 10 days executed, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 1 year

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, community Durg Free Assessment

Gregory Sebree

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 30 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 90 days

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

Brandon Lee

Charge: Public Intoxication, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Count I - Howard County jail for 180 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 days executed, balance suspended, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run concurrently

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

Jerry Huey

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 30 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 90 days

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

Kenneth Ellis

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, attend Victim Impact Panel

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Ryan Richardson

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 90 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Corrie Morrow

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Martin Eilers

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Shelby Gordon

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for 1 year, license suspended for 90 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Trayshon Traywick

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed, balance suspended

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Christopher Dillman

Charge: Criminal Trespass

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 206 days, executed

Fees: Court costs

Lesa Young

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 90 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Arlious Owens

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Dustin Hershey

Charge: Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Lalayafe Manning

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Reggie Harris

Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 20 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Tyson Alexander

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mick Krebes

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Superior II

James Pyke

Charge: Criminal Recklessness, Auto Theft

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, 730 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 730 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution, counts I and II shall run concurrently but consecutivly to 34D02-1608-F6-198

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Brandon Long

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 180 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Anthony Smoot

Charge: Counterfeiting

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 365 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Katigan Whitlock

Charge: Reckless Driving

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior I

Willie Harvard

Charge: Invasion of Privacy

Defense Counsel: Craig Decehrt

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, suspended, sentence shall run consecutively to 34D01-1610-CM-1069, 34D01-1606-F6-535, and 34D01-0802-CM-137

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Willie Harvard

Charge: Invasion of Privacy

Defense Counsel: Craig Decehrt

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 172 days executed, balance suspended,, no contact with victim, sentence shall run consecutively to 34D011610-CM1070, 34D01-0802-CM-137, and 34D01-1606-FD-535

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Phillip M. Bryant

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

Defense Counsel: Craig Decehrt

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 60 days executed, balance suspended, supervised, probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, sentence shall run consecutive to 29D04-1607-CM-5904 and 29D04-1608-CM-6437

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

Everett Langley

Charge: Invasion of Privacy

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 36 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Austyn D. Bailey

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 76 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, complete, Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Michael T. Anderson

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

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 8 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

Skye E. Johnson

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leight

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 48 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 730 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Christopher

L. Soderlund

Charge: Possession of Paraphernalia

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 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

William A. Jenks

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

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 92 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34C01-1311-FC-201, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Leighann E. Turner

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

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 154 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, executed, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, counts I and II shall run concurrently

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

Brian L. Fry

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 118 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 730 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Megan Herrera

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 4 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

Shaun Stevens

Charge: Carrying a Handgun Without a

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,095 days, 365 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, counts I and II shall run concurrently

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

Steven E. Delon

Charge: Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 183 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

Arthur J. Catt

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

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 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

Bobbi J. Wise

Charge: Assisting a Criminal, Possession of Methamphetamine, Dealing in Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 198 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,825 days, 183 days executed, 182 days executed, on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 198 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, counts I, II, and II shall run concurrently, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

St. Joseph Hospital

Serenity Rain Bishir

DOB: 01/19/2017

Sex: F Time: 12:33 p.m.

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Wt: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Chasity (Calhoun) and Clint Bishir

Liam Joseph Sommers

DOB: 01/18/2017

Sex: M Time: 8:09 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 11 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kristina (Maurer) and Luke Sommers

Howard Community Regional Health

Anelia Grace Elless

DOB: 01/03/2017

Sex: F Time: 1:21 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 15 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Brianne (Gallivan) and Matthew Elless

Emma Claire Fuller

DOB: 01/07/2017

Sex: F Time: 8:37 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Chelsea (Turner) and Neal Fuller III

Rowan Henry Sheets

DOB: 01/06/20107

Sex: M Time: 12:43 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Alexandra (Cortez) and Joshua Sheets

Michael Eugene Brown

DOB: 01/05/2017

Sex: M Time: 7:05 a.m.

Wt: 4 lbs., 1 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Tamatha Brown

Dominik Russell Brown

DOB: 01/05/2017

Sex: M Time: 7:05 a.m.

Wt: 4 lbs., 4 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Tamatha Brown

Lewis Ryan Amos

DOB: 01/01/2017

Sex: M Time: 11:33 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 15 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Molly (Yothment) and Nathan Amos

Thea Nicole Mealer

DOB: 01/14/2017

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

Wt: 7 lbs., 6 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Aubrie Voiles and Taylor Mealer

Jordyn Kymberly Renee Browning

DOB: 01/14/2017

Sex: F Time: 3:47 p.m.

Wt: 5 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Tishelle (Osborne) and Jonathon Browning

Arlee Marie Deardorff

DOB: 1/12/2017

Sex: F Time: 12:28 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Jenna (Ladd) and Anthony Deardorff

Ja’veah Paris Nicole

Brackenridge

DOB: 01/11/2017

Sex: F Time: 6:17 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Jonnita Brackenridge

Conner lee Appleton

DOB: 01/12/2017

Sex: M Time: 4:11 p.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Courtney (Eames) and Jeremy Appleton

Zoey Jayne Bell

DOB: 01/13/2017

Sex: F Time: 7:09 p.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Jessie (Shoffner) ad Kevin Bell Jr.

Aiyana Grace Ozenbaugh

DOB: 01/13/2017

Sex: F Time: 12:12 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Ashley Jackson (Cooper) and Chadlee Ozenbaugh

John Edwin Bronson, Jr.

DOB: 01/13/2017

Sex: M Time: 12:23 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Cassandra (Jewell) and John Bronson

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

January 18

Lawrence Johnson III, Kokomo, 49

Heather D. Brown, Kokomo, 42

Samuel Moss, Kokomo, 22

Carolina Pico, Kokomo, 21

Mona Assarandarben, Las Cruces, NM, 29

Ehsan Samiei, Kokomo, 35

January 19

Alicia Beachy, Kokomo, 26

Justin Miller, Kokomo, 21

Dale Miller, Kokomo, 54

Christi Walter, Kokomo, 50

January 20

Stephanie Hotem, Kokomo, 23

Skylar Evans, Kokomo, 25

January 23

Mysha Harvey, Kokomo, 23

Michael Gasaway, Kokomo, 28

Ali Kamal II, Kokomo, 37

Nichole Fondots, Kokomo, 32

Mark Vorhees, Kokomo, 50

Carrie Correll, Kokomo, 38

Cory Madison, Lafayette, 33

Amanda Davis, Kokomo, 31

Eric Franklin, Kokomo, 39

Jerria Johnson, Kokomo, 39

January 24

Anthony Freund, Kokomo, 32

Randi Freund, Kokomo, 27

Sidney Brown, Kokomo, 24

Sullivan Addison, Kokomo, 21

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 17

James and Calandra David

January 18

Dawn and Richard Coop

Jamie and Jason Bryant

January 19

Dawn and Brian Adams

Ashley and Christopher Miller

Justin and Matrika Adams

January 23

Katheryn and Kevin Oarker

Kelsi and Kevin Parker

Vijay Ramachander and Putani Putani

Alice and Adam Nelson

Stacey and Cody Keith

January 24

Sherri and John Sears

Sherri and Norman Hale

Patricia and Russell Sanders

Carla and Nathaniel Ruiz

Elizabeth and Jeremy Fourez

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., February 1, 9 a.m.

Michele and Michael Campbell, Reappear

Thurs., February 2, 9 a.m.

Michelle and Michael Pyle, Final Hearing

11 a.m.

Darin and Krista York, Final Hearing

Fri., February 3, 9 a.m.

Tomie Trinh and Kenny Do, Other

Melissa and Darrin Bogue, Other

Stephanie and Jason Castillo, Other

Superior II

Wed., February 1, 9 a.m.

Stacy and Brent Hensley, Support Hearing

10 a.m.

Nicole Pearson and Charles Ellis, Support Hearing

8:30 a.m.

Michael and Erin Pearce, Custody Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Sheila Rhoades and Mariah McCoy, Custody Hearing

Mon., February 6, 9 a.m.

Heather and Jon Watson, Custody Hearing

Duane and Kelly Beam, Citation

Bryanna and Robert Kidwell, Final Hearing

Tamara and Danny Harrison, Final Hearing

Sacha Teague and John Gardner, Other

Steven and Leslie Thatcher, Other

Tracy and Eric Crenshaw, Provisional Orders

2:30 p.m.

Dawn and Richard Coop, Provisional Orders

Superior IV

Wed., February 1, 11 a.m.

Terry and Paula Rush, Provisional Order

3 p.m.

Jamie and Shelly Nelson, Petition to Modify

Thurs., February 2, 8:30 a.m.

Ashley and Jerred Ausbrook, Final Hearing

Mon., February 6, 9 a.m.

Shannon Derks and Sarah Hamm, Petition to Modify

2:30 p.m.

Dawn and David Mobley, Show Cause

DIVORCES GRANTED

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

Circuit Court

James and Renee Hullinger

Carrie and Brandon Crull

Tyra and Eric Smith

Superior II

Kathleena and Thomas Staton

Bettysue and John Bertrand

Superior IV

Jesus Vargas and Mamilyn Jimenez

Brookelyn and Nicholas Steele

Samantha and Darin Harrington

DEATHS

Ella Gatlin, 86

Date of Death: 12/10/2016

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Chronic Diastolic Dysfunction Heart Failure

Ronda Faunce, 71

Date of Death: 12/11/2016

Cause of Death: Colon Cancer

Norma Cottingham, 91

Date of Death: 12/10/2016

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Intra Cranial Hemorrhage

Debra King, 66

Date of Death: 12/03/2016

Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Hypoxemia, Lung Cancer, COPD

Buddy Mossholder, 77

Date of Death: 12/09/2016

Cause of Death: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Henry Nelson, 77

Date of Death: 12/08/2017

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Leukemia

Hayden Vint, 22

Date of Death: 11/25/2016

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma to the Head and Neck, Acute Ethanol Ingestion

Ronald Dulaney, 76

Date of Death: 12/12/2016

Cause of Death: Metastatic Cancer of Unknown Primary

Joe Spitler, 74

Date of Death: 11/17/2016

Cause of Death: Septic Shock with Multi Organ Failure, Perforated Bowel

Lori Rogers, 53

Date of Death: 10/29/2016

Cause of Death: Pneumatosis Intestinales

Benjamin Ragan, 0

Date of Death: 11/30/2016

Cause of Death: Renal Agenesis

Gregory Sykes, 56

Date of Death: 10/30/2016

Cause of Death: Intra-Abdominal Abscess, Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity

Ladona Walter, 83

Date of Death: 12/09/2016

Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure

Patricia Julius, 63

Date of Death: 12/8/2016

Cause of Death: Colon Cancer

Luis Arredondo, 69

Date of Death: 11/19/2016

Cause of Death: Cerebrovascular Event, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

OBITUARIES

Janet J. Dolan

Janet J. Dolan, 79 of Tipton died at 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Waterford Place in Kokomo. Janet was born July 4, 1937 in Tipton to Gail and Lois (Day) Horton. On October 28, 1955 she married Morris E. Dolan and he preceded her in death on October 27, 2008. After they were married they lived for a brief time on the East Coast while Morris was in the service.

Janet graduated from Wrights Beauty School in Kokomo and was a hairdresser for 25 years. She also worked at First Farmers Bank & Trust and later at Pioneer. Janet was a member of West Street Christian Church in Tipton where she was a Deacon and Elder. She also was a member of Tipton Elks Lodge #1012, American Legion Post #67, and Moose Lodge # 1590. Janet was an avid bowler, loved to read, a big tennis fan, and knit beautiful afghans.

She is survived by three daughters, Terri Newcom and husband Randy, Kempton, Tracy Lewis and husband Jerry, Romney, Shannon Copas and husband Terry, Tipton; a sister, Ruth Ann Anderson, Tipton; a brother, William “Randy” Horton, Tipton; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Horton, Sturgis, Michigan; six grandchildren, Sara Beth (Newcom) Murphy and husband Michael, Emily Newcom, Tanner Lewis and wife Katy, Hayley (Lewis) Knodell and husband Tyler, Taylor (Copas) Moats and husband Kevin, and Mallory (Copas) Jacobs and husband Ethan; five great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Janet was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Horton.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton County 4-H Scholarships, c/o Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

Donald R. Paul

Donald “Duck” Ray Paul, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 6:35 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was born December 12, 1945 in Kokomo, to the late Lawrence and Edith (Collins) Paul. He retired from Milbank in Kokomo after 35 years of service. During his retirement, he enjoyed gardening and fishing. His last few months he spent with his three grandchildren and the mother of his son’s (Sherrill Paul) who was his caregiver.

Survivors include two sons, Lance Reynolds, and Anthony Reynolds both of Kokomo; four sisters, Betty Bell, Nettie Goley, and Brenda Grant all of Kokomo, and Virginia Bell of Dalton, Georgia; three brothers, Clinton Paul of Kokomo, John Paul of Tennessee, and Charlie Paul, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Hubert, Oscar, and Lawrence Paul Jr., four sisters, Thelma Landgrave, Minnie Paul, Zella Webb, and Virgie Ann Paul.

Due to Donald’s wishes, there will be no services.

Steven L.

Cooperider

Steven L. Cooprider, 68, Kokomo, passed away at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born May 13, 1948, in Kokomo, to Herschel L. and Marjorie (Morris) Cooprider.

Steven worked for Pinkerton Security as a security guard, and later for Howard Regional Health for over 26 years in transportation. He also owned and operated Steve’s Wrecker Service, served as town marshal of Windfall, IN and worked as a D.J. by the name of The Party Animal and wrestling commentator on the independent circuit. He was a member of the Eagles where he was an avid bowler.

Survivors include his children, Alicia M. (Stanlie) Jarvis, Christopher (Heather) Cooprider, Christina Johnston and Matt Johnston; and sisters, Dixie Wilson and Judy Sutter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother Evelyn N. (Ferguson) Cooprider.

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

Roy D. Johnson

Roy D. Johnson, 92, Burlington, passed away at 7:05 pm on Monday, January 16, 2017, at his home. He was born on December 6, 1924, in Russiaville, the son of the late Paul C. & Lucy A. (Hendrix) Johnson. On April 15, 1949, he married E. Peggy Lytle and she preceded him in death on November 12, 1991.

Roy retired from Haynes-Cabot International after 35 years of service. He also farmed. Roy was a member of Faith Church of Christ, the Burlington Cemetery Board, the Eagles Lodge, the Moose Lodge and was one of the founders of the Burlington American Legion. He enjoyed working odd jobs.

Roy is survived by his daughter, Paula A. Johnson, Burlington; grandchildren, Nicholas L. Johnson, and Casie E.J. Johnson, both of Burlington; great-granddaughter, Shirley N. Harris, Louisville, KY; sister, Lily Ann (Robert) Zook, Silver Lake, IN, along with several nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Peggy Johnson, son, Jack Johnson, sister, Paula Carol Jesse, and brothers, Ned Johnson, and Harry Johnson.

Stout & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

Donna J. Welker

Donna Jean (Gates) Welker, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 6:09 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. She was born on October 1, 1937, the daughter of the late Don E. & Caroline (Bae) Gates. On February 14, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Union City, IN, she married Jack Welker and he survives.

Donna was a graduate of Jackson High School. She played keyboard and the cocktail drum in the Blue Notes Band. When Jack’s band, the Blue Notes, were in need of a new piano player, Jack remembered Donna from a talent contest where she played piano and tap danced. Donna was a teacher’s aide for Bon Air School for 10 years. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who considered family her number one priority, and enjoyed cooking.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jack Welker, Kokomo; children, Jacob “Rusty” (Teresa) Welker, Kokomo, Cecilia (Mark) Stevens, Burlington, Michael (Karrie) Welker, Kokomo, and Melody (Rick) Rethlake, Kokomo; grandchildren, Kristen Welker, Jacob Welker, Caleb (Lindsay) Stevens, Jonah (Colleen) Stevens, Savanah Stevens, Isiah Stevens, Garrett Welker, Logan Welker, Gabriel Droscha, Grant Droscha, Madison Rethlake, and Sydney Rethlake; great-grandchildren, Isla Stevens, Knox Stevens, Wyatt Rethlake-Gillund, and one due in June; sister, Mary (Bill) Redmond, Winchester, IN; brother, Everett (Emily) Gates, Union City, OH.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Scot R. DeLon

Kokomo- Scot R. DeLon, left this life on January 19, 2017 at his residence to be with our Heavenly Father. He was born August 17, 1956 in Tipton, to Numa (Duff) and Shirl DeLon. He attended Northwestern High School and graduated with the class of 1974. He worked various jobs until hired at Continental Steel where he worked until his life altering accident in 1976.On August 11, 1990 he married his best friend and soulmate, Virginia (Ginny McCrary).

They shared a blessed relationship of marriage for 26 years. Scot lived a full life in which he travelled, and enjoyed sports; especially Notre Dame, IU and Nascar. He loved his family and his dogs, Blaize and Flash.

He is survived by his wife, children; James Cody, and Lauren Noel, Father Duff, Brothers; Kyle and Nathan, sister; Jaime, and multiple extended family members. Scot was preceded in death by his mother, father in-law, 3 nephews and 1 niece. He will be sadly missed by all.

His wife wishes to express a special thanks to his home care provider and friend, Courtney Collins.

Sunset Memorial Gardens Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

To leave an online condolence please refer to our website www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Debbie L.

Stearnes Griggs

Debbie L. Stearnes Griggs, age 58, passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at IU Health in Tipton. She was born on November 2, 1958 in New Castle, IN to Billie and Allie (Whitley) Stearnes. Debbie was married to Curtis Montgomery with whom she had her two boys, Ryan and Chad Montgomery. Later she was married to Duane Griggs with whom she mothered two more boys, Tony and Matt Griggs.

Debbie graduated from Tipton High School with the class of 1977 and had been employed at IMMI in Westfield for the past 13 years. Debbie had attended Ash Street Wesleyan Church in Tipton and liked to relax by watching television and movies, as well as spend time with her friends and family. Debbie truly loved her family. Her pride and joy in life were her two sons, Chad and Ryan. Debbie was a great cook and cherished the time she had with family and friends. You could always tell when she was in a room because it was full of laughter, joy, and love.

Survivors include her two sons; Ryan Montgomery, Chad Montgomery and his fiancé Katie Thayer, her two step sons; Tony Griggs, Matt Griggs and a granddaughter Jadus Griggs. Also surviving are her siblings; Robert (Janet) King, Bill (Brenda) Stearnes and Douglas Stearnes.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Billie and Allie Stearnes.

Porter Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Brian Schwoerer

Brian Schwoerer, age 58, of Carmel/Noblesville, Indiana, was born into Eternal life on Thursday, January 19, 2017 surrounded by his family. Brian was a loving and devoted father to his four children, Sarah (Albert Hidalgo) Schwoerer, Kathryn (Travis) Wolf, Emily (Michael) Malatt and Benjamin Schwoerer, of whom he was exceedingly proud. He is also survived by his fiancé, Martha Longfellow, sister Eileen Brey, sisters-in-law Patricia Schwoerer and Jean Schwoerer and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen, Thomas, and Jim and his brother-in-law Jim Brey.

Brian was born on April 6, 1958, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, son of the late Erwin and Edna (Neuhaus) Schwoerer. He was a graduate of Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, class of 1976, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Brian had a successful career in medical sales and loved to show off his exceptional cooking/grilling skills, tend to his vegetable garden, and cheer on the Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com.

Brian had a smile that lit up the room, a great sense of humor and was loved by all who met him. His four children brought him incredible happiness, unending pride and were his greatest achievement. He will be forever missed by his family and friends.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, Indiana in partnership with Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is in charge of the local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in honor of Brian Schwoerer to the St. Vincent Hospice of Indianapolis, 8450 N. Payne Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268 or https://give.stvincent.org/donate and please designate “St. Vincent Hospice” in the drop down menu. Brian received tremendous care from Dr. Angela Wagner and the family will be forever grateful for the compassion she showed toward Brian and us during his time at St. Vincent Hospice.

Betty J. Coss

Betty Joan Coss (South), 85, of Kokomo passed peacefully surrounded by her family on January 20th, 2017

Betty was born on June 6th, 1931 in Irvine, KY to her parents Roy C. and Hilda I. South.

She is survived by her children John Michael (Susan) Drake of Boston, MA, Diane Marie Drake of Kokomo, Sharon Rose Ross (Tom McFarland) of Indianapolis; brother James D (Doris) South of Kokomo; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; 9 nieces and nephews, and several grand nieces and nephews.

Betty worked for Fairmont Glass for 17 years before she started her second career of 14 years at Delco. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crosswords, and she loved “Trouble” (her cat). Betty loved attending all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild’s events and spending as much time with them as possible.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother William E. South, first husband Ray G. Drake and second husband Michael T. Coss.

The family would like to thank Boyd Upchurch for his love, care, and compassion for Betty over the past many years.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association

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Richard Martin

Richard “Crazzy” Bruce Martin, 73, of Kokomo, passed away at home at 9:00 AM Thursday January 19, 2017. He was born April 18, 1943to the late George Martin and Phoebe (McGuire) Martin. He married Judith B. (Baldwin-Kissinger) Martin on July 29, 1995 in Kokomo, and she survives. Richard served in the United States Army. He retired from Wabash Valley in May 2010. He also worked on a riverboat for several years. Richard enjoyed camping and fishing. In his younger years he also like riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed sitting on the deck and feeding the squirrels and working his word find puzzles, and watching westerns on TV.

He is survived by his wife Judy Martin of Kokomo; two brothers, Jerry (Sheri) Martin of Fort Mohave, Arizona, Jack (Susan) Martin of Savenes France; two sisters Helen (Tom) Baugh and Ruth (John) Hoban, both of Kokomo. There are also three children Benjamine Martin, Michael J. Kissinger Sr., and Amanda (Jesse) Myers, all of Kokomo. There are 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews that all loved him dearly and his beloved dog Ruben.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George “Bud” Martin Jr and Robert “Sonny” Martin; two sisters Rosemary Ward and Margaret Johnson; and a son Richard B. Martin Jr.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arragements.

Linda I. Rush

Linda “Jean” Imogene Rush, 88, passed away on Thursday morning, January 19 at Kindred Healthcare. Jean was born in Forkridge, Tennessee to Walter and Flora Allen on October 19, 1928. She married Charlie Brewer in September of 1943 and he is the father of her children. She married James Rush on November 24, 1966.

Jean owned and operated the Hillbilly Inn Café on West Markland for 16 years. She was also an active member of Christian Heritage Worship Center. Second oldest of her siblings, Jean was a caregiver for most of her life. Jean and her husband Jim retired and moved to Hawthorne, Florida for over 20 years before returning to Kokomo to be with family.

Jean is survived by her son Jerry Brewer of Kokomo; daughter Sharon Mickler of Kokomo; stepson Ronald Rush of Florida; stepdaughter Debra Medlock of Arkansas; brothers Jim Allen of Florida, Bill (Darlene) Allen of Kokomo, and Doug (Barbara) Allen of Tennessee; sisters Barbara (Bob) Howard of Kokomo and Judy (Bob) Burton of Kokomo, sister-in-law June Allen of Florida; grandchildren Lindsey(Mike), AJ(Todei), Randi (Andy), Kelly (Dominick), Stephanie (William), Timothy (Jaime), Christina (Kevin), Matthew, and Josh; 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Jean is preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Brewer, second husband, James Rush, daughter Joyce Phillapy, brothers Mack, Charles, and Kenneth Allen, sister Eloise Bowman, and grandchild Kelly.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Family Service Association Domestic Violence Program, at www.fsahc.org, then click “Donate”.

Geoffrey

D. Godlove

Geoffrey Dean Godlove died in his home at 9:00pm on January 17, 2017. He was a lifelong native of Kokomo, Indiana, where he shared a home with his parents, Howard and Pauline Godlove; and his sister, Barbara Jean Godlove. He was the remaining member of the family following the death of his mother in 2013, the death of his father in 2014, and the death of his sister in 2015. He was a devoted son who assisted in the daily care of his convalescing parents. Geof is survived by his first cousin, Dave Seifers, and his second cousin, Carol Croxford, cousins Frederick Seifers, Mark Mathews, Sue King, and Dana Butler. He is also survived by his church family at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Kokomo.

Geof became a member of St. Andrew parish in 1982 following his introduction to the Anglican tradition during his studies at Notre Dame. He was active in the parish where he served in many roles: Vestry member for the past five years, Delegate to Diocesan Convention for the past five years, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, and usher. Most recently, Geof shared the work of hosting a monthly meal for many of the seniors in the parish.

Geof’s life was shared in many ways through phone calls, notes, and personal care and inquiry to many people in the parish. In addition to his kindness, Geof was knowledgeable of Anglican history and theology and was often called upon for instruction and insight during the annual catechumenal class at St. Andrew. He loved the worship and community of the parish and served as an ambassador of welcome to all. In the words from the Prayer of St. Francis, Geof was an instrument of God’s peace.

In addition to his commitment to the church, Geof was a member of the Howard Masonic lodge #93, Scottish Rite as a 32nd degree Mason, Shriners, Kiwanis Club, Rotary, Kokomo Elks lodge #198, Kokomo Country Club, and the YMCA. Geof was a graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Butler University and Notre Dame University.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Andrew Memorial Fund.

LeAnn Burnworth

LeAnn Burnworth, 47, Marion, Indiana, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, in her home. She was born in Marion, Indiana, January 31, 1969, to Ronald and Marjory (Marshall) Burnworth.

She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1987 where she was in the National Honor Society. She then graduated from Vincennes University in 1991 with an Associate’s degree as a registered nurse.

She had worked as a Registered Nurse at Howard Community Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital.

Surviving are her children, Cameron Smith, Brooklyn McNew and Audrey McNew; mother, Marjory Burnworth; brother, Mark (Tracy) Burnworth; nephew, Kyle Barker; niece, Kelsey Barker; and great nephew, Brantley Barker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Burnworth; grandparents, Clayton and Bonita Burnworth and Glendel and Frances Marshall.

Memorial contributions can be made to LeAnn’s children c/o Grant County State Bank with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main Street, Greentown, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.

Mary Schmidt

Mary Schmidt, 93, Kokomo, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 6:00 am at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was surrounded by those who loved her. She was born August 19, 1923, to the late William and Lillian Dwyer. She married Richard Powers in 1945. They were married until his death in 1962. On September 24, 1965, she married Alvin Schmidt and remained so until his death in 1991.

Mary graduated from Kokomo High School in 1941. In June of 1963, soon after the death of her first husband, she became the first woman to be hired by the Kokomo Post Office. According to a 1982 Kokomo Tribune article that showcased her experience there, “she more than carried her weight” as she “lugged 80 pound sacks.” In addition to her job at the post office, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a great baker and cook. She was a long-time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo.

Mary is survived by her children, Anthony (Sandy) Powers, Mary Anne Pearl, Jody (David) Daily, Mark (Janet) Powers, Lloyd (Johanna) Schmidt, and Sue (Chris) Smith, along with 21 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, sons, James William Powers, and Steven Edward Schmidt, and daughter, Sarah Kathrine Powers.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Patrick Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Sherry G.

Heathcoat

Wininger

Sherry Gwen Heathcoat Wininger, 70, passed away on January 20, 2017, at her home in Kokomo. Sherry was given to Charles (Gene) and Mary (Baker) Heathcoat to raise by God with all their skill and love and His guidance on August 16, 1946. Between the three of them they did a pretty good job. She was also the granddaughter of William and Nellie Heathcoat and Ross and Hazel Baker.

She is survived by three children, Christie Wininger and dear friend Connie Burton, Kokomo; Bill (Brandi) Wininger Galveston; and Dan Wininger Kokomo. She is also survived by a loving and caring sister Marsha and the late Jerry Collins; five grandchildren, Jessica Wininger Seattle; Calib Wininger, Maryland; Krysta Wininger, Kokomo; Aubree and Trevor Dedaker Galveston. They were the loves of her life. Also, two nieces, Kari (Joe) Higgins and Kelli Ogle, Kokomo; five great nieces and nephews, Celie, Abby, Max, Ezra, and Samara; great great niece Ralayia; and adopted granddaughter Galadriel Wright, Marion. She also leaves behind longtime friend Janet Shipley. Her dog Buddy will miss her greatly.

She was a 50 year member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She was surrounded by many loving people and friends she would love and keep in her heart the rest of her life. She belonged to the Wesley Sunday school class, Charity Circle, was a youth leader, and Sunday school teacher. Sherry graduated from Kokomo High School in 1964, and Kokomo School of Practical Nursing in 1984. Her first job was at the Frozen Custard on Park Ave, where she found that she couldn’t take orders worth a darn. She worked at General Motors and Montgomery Ward. Sherry retired after working 30 years at North Woods Village, working mainly on the Alzheimer’s Unit. Her family said it was contagious in her case, but she loved working with the people who had it. She loved nursing and felt it was her calling from God.

The family would like thank Dr. Washington, Southern Care, and Renee Shanks for their care. Also Great Lakes Hospice for the kindness and care. Her favorite saying was “Remember that God loves you and so do I.”

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Main Street United Methodist Church or For the Love of Fitchy, help for animals, in care of Lisa Scott.

Pauline

E. Sutherlin

Pauline Elizabeth Sutherlin, 78, passed away on Sunday morning, January 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Pauline was born to Wray and Catherine Farner on October 18, 1938 in Lafayette, Indiana. She married Gerald Sutherlin on January 14, 1955, who precedes her in death.

Pauline loved to play bingo and the lottery. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, she loved to come and worship and socialize. As a care-giver, Pauline loved to help others. She adored her great-grandchildren and her family.

Pauline is survived by her son, J.R. Sutherlin; daughters Pamela (John) Sargent and Teri (John) Sams; sisters Dorothy Crowe and Betty Woods; six grandchildren, Gerald “Jake” Sutherlin III (Jeanetta), Laura Sargent, John Sargent III (Michelle), Jeremy Sutherlin (Claire), Patricia Steele (James), and Stephanie Sutherlin; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Sutherlin; her parents; brother Wray Farner Jr.; sisters Gladys Crabtree, Marion Fitzgerald, and Helen Shannon.

Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel handled the arrangements.

Allen E. Wilson Sr.

Allen E. Wilson Sr. passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving wife of 55 years and his dear children. Allen, lovingly known as “Gene” by many, was born May 26, 1940 to William A. Wilson and Mary L. Smith in Kokomo, Indiana. Gene was a hard -working man throughout his life. He had formerly owned Wilson’s Mobile Home Service. He was also the co-founder of Competition Auto Body before his retirement. Even after retirement, Gene cherished his time spent woodworking, tending and mowing the lawn on his John Deere tractor, helping his family and friends, and tinkering on home improvement projects. Gene loved and respected nature and enjoyed his time spent outdoors. He was a longtime member of National Birmingham Rollers Club and raised Roller Pigeons. He loved fishing for crappie and sharing the catch with others. Many days he could be found on the porch smiling and visiting with family and friends, swimming in his pool, or admiring another magnificent sunset. He also loved watching for and hoping to see that first robin of spring before his daughter did. He loved classic cars and the special times spent in the back yard with his kids and grandchildren. He loved watching NASCAR and IndyCar Racing and cheering for IU basketball and Colts football. He was a beloved Deacon of In His Image Church. He loved his Pastor Brad Swain and the congregation and he volunteered joyfully and selflessly in service to his Lord. He especially loved visiting those in the hospital and nursing homes. Gene never got tired of telling the story of how he met the love of his life. He never tired of talking about her beauty. He would always say the moment he saw her, his heart dropped to his feet and he knew he would be married to her. That day came to be when he finally married Vickie (Hogan) Wilson on September 23rd, 1961. He was wildly in love with her until the day he passed 55 years later. Their devotion to each other was charming, tireless and inspiring and will live on through their family and everyone given the privilege to witness it. Gene loved to recite this poem to his beloved wife Vickie, “I do believe that God above created you for me to love. He picked you out from all the rest because he knew l’d love you best.” Gene never met a stranger; and if you had been lucky enough to meet him, you would have probably left as a friend, or an adopted family member. Gene not only taught us all how to live, he taught us how to love. He liked to say “I love you the mostest.” Over time, it became a race for who would say it first. He dearly loved and was truly proud of his children Janelle (Mike) Ingle, Allen (Jamie Nichols) Wilson Jr. and Ronnie Wilson; his grandchildren Matthew Wilson, Allen E (Shannon) Wilson III, Christopher Ingle, Michael (Becca) Wilson, Christopher Allen (Sabra) Wilson, Jordan Ingle, Melissa Franks (Joey Garrett), Evan Wilson (Jonnah Thatcher), Darren Hizer, Drake Hizer; and his great grandchildren Olive Ingle, Kaedence Gertiser, Elijah Wilson, Zyrus Garrett, Miss Ella Wilson, Samuel Eugene Wilson, Henry Allen Wilson. He also loved his sisters Wilma Sullivan, Lorraine Moore, Beth Wilson, and his brother Louis Wilson and all his nieces and nephews. Allen Eugene Wilson Sr. knew how to love.

In lieu of flowers, Gene’s wishes were for memorials be directed to the church building fund. This was something dear to his heart for his church to be finished. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Wanda Grady

Wanda (Beard) Grady was born November 18, 1925 to Wilma and Luther Beard in Angola, Indiana. Her mother passed at a young age, and Wanda relocated to Marion, Indiana to live with Aunt Effie and Uncle Raleigh. After graduating from high school, she married William (Shake) Grady who preceded her in death. (52)

Wanda was employed by Delco Electronics for 30 years and was a member of the Helping Hands Club atMt.PisgahBaptistChurch, KokomoIN. Wanda relocated to Chandler, AZ where she remained until her transition on January 18, 2017. (40)

Wanda was preceded in death by her brother, Gilbert Saunders, sisters, Louise Marrissette, and Mary Kate Beard. She is survived by JoAnn Grady Scott, McCormick, SC, Yvette (Harold) Lambert, Stone Mountain, GA, Raleigh (Colleen) Grady, Chandler, AZ, brother, Jack (Donna) Beard, Kalamazoo, MI, three grandchildren, Dionne and Adam Grady, Chandler, AZ and Wanda Bristol, Redford, MI, and two great grandchildren, Darian Dixon, Redford, MI, and Kharia Grady, Chandler, AZ. (69)

A Memorial Service is planned in Kokomo, IN for a date to be determined in May, 2017

Waneda

R. Faulkner

Waneda R. Faulkner, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 2:46 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017. She was born May 4, 1942, in Kokomo, to Thomas and Ruth (Kinder) Whittaker. On January 28, 1962, she married William Faulkner, Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1986.

Waneda was a 1960 graduate of Western High School and worked at Delco Electronics for 30 years before retiring in 1993. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crocheting, camping and spending time with family, especially with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, William (Trudy) Faulkner, Jr., Voneda (Tim) McLay, John (Jaime) Faulkner and Barbara (Simon) Rhea; grandchildren, Chris (Pam) Bryant, Jason (Kira) Faulkner, Joyce Faulkner, John Faulkner, Monte (Hayley) Faulkner, Robert Ashley, Tamara Woods, Samantha Randall, Steven McLay, Timothy McLay, William Faulkner, Bradlen Faulkner and Simon Rhea, Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marylene (Lonnie) Tucker and Nadine Clark; brothers, John (Judy) Whittaker, Keith (Margie) Whittaker and Earl Whittaker; and sister-in-law, Carol Gabbard.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Francis Whittaker and Thomas Whittaker.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Sibela S. Perry

Sibela Sue (King) Perry, 86, of Kokomo, IN went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday January 21, 2017 at Northwood’s Village in Kokomo. Born May 23, 1930 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Orville Sr. and Mary (Glassburn) King. On August 31, 1945, in Wabash, she married Tyson D Perry of Sharps Chapel, TN.

Survivors include brother Ronnie (Arlene) King, Kokomo, sisters Lanora (Chuck) Eldridge, Louisville, KY, and Lyndall (Mike) Randolph, Kokomo, sons Richard Perry, Kokomo, Carl (Susan) Perry, Galveston, IN, daughters Gale (Steve) Jenkins, Goshen, IN, Jacqueline (Tim) Dixon, Russiaville, IN, Kimberly (Mike) Moon, Kokomo, and Rosemary (Brad) Holt, Kokomo, daughter-in-law Cathy (Moon) Perry, Kokomo. Also, Grandchildren Richard (Cindy) Perry, Indianapolis, Kevin (Jodi) Perry, Kokomo, Jennifer (Jon) Summers, Rotunda West, FL, Andy (Kim) Jenkins, Elkhart, IN, Stephanie (Allen) Brandys, Port Charlotte, FL, Jason Perry, Kokomo, Michelle (Montel) Barnes, Cornersville, TN, Sherry Perry, Cornersville, TN, Tyson Perry Nest, FL, Melissa Perry Nest, FL, Tyler Perry, Sharpsville, IN, Ambrielle Irick, Kokomo, Kristen Irick, Kokomo, Amanda Dixon, Russiaville, Joseph Perry, Kokomo, Kayley Scott, Tipton, IN, Rachel (Zacc) Truman, Hawaii, 30 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Sibela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters Connie (Patrick) Roseberry, Houma, LA, Rosemary (Fred) Schrock, Howe, IN, Judy (Richard) Smith, Kokomo, brothers Orville King Jr, Kokomo, Jack King, Kokomo, Reuben King, Kokomo, sons John Perry, Kokomo, Steve Perry, Kokomo, Tyrone Perry, Winter Garden, FL, daughters-in-law Beverly (Campbell) Perry, Kokomo, Marcia (Rubush) Holloway, Kokomo, grandchildren Carmen Jenkins, Cicero, IL, Zachary Scott, Tipton, IN, and great grandson Benjamin Summers, Fountain Hills, AZ.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Vincent L.

Robinson Shelley

Vincent Lee Robinson Shelley, Kokomo, passed away at 10:52 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Mt. Clemens, MI. Lee was born December 10, 1982, to Paula Robinson Shelley and Randy Burris (Ottawa Hills, OH). Lee was adopted and raised by his stepfather, Keith Shelley (St.Paul, IN) on October 17, 1988.

Lee was a 2001 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Ivy Tech and IUK, Kokomo, and worked at Motor City Stamping (MI); Lee was a skilled musician with quick wit and endless knowledge. He built many strong, long lasting friendships throughout his lifetime. Lee began playing guitar at 14 and recording his own music at 17. In 2002 - 2005, Lee formed the band, Loving all Phenomena, with several close friends, playing a few local shows, but recorded sessions frequently. In 2005, Lee began recording as a solo artist, many of these recordings were done under the name Tenemos Menos. He attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School and was a former member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Lee attained the rank of Life Scout when he was in Boy Scout Troop #508.

Lee is survived by his daughter, Alexis Shelley; parents; sister, Allison Shelley, Kokomo; and brothers Derek (Stephanie) Shelley, Norfolk, VA; Cameron Burris, Ottawa Hills, OH; Grandfather, Donald Shelley, Mesa, AZ; Lee was the proud uncle of Joseph Haun, Brennan Shelley, Edward Spurlin, Orion and Esme Shelley. Lee will be dearly missed by aunts and uncles, Bridget (Tom) Boston, Lafayette, IN; Monica Robinson, McMechen, WV; Vincent (Dora Luz) Robinson, Kyle, TX; Stephanie (Chris) Vega, Virginia Beach,VA; Karen (Manuel) Puyana, Raleigh, NC; Anne Robinson, Portsmouth, VA; Erin (Shirley) Robinson; Eric (Michelle) Robinson, Lufkin, TX; Elizabeth Rother, Mesa, AZ; Leslie (Tammy) Shelley, Kokomo; and cousins, Matthew & Mark Boston; Katie Robinson; Jessie Castillo, Samantha & Emily Vega; Laura & Ricky Puyana; Robert & Brianna Robinson; Emma, Aleksandar, Oliver, & Sebastian Robinson; Zenas Rother; and Katie Shelley. He will forever leave a hole in the hearts of his countless friends who brought him great comfort and much happiness.

Lee was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Ronald and Dorothy Robinson; Rosemary Shelley: George E. and Darla V. Burris.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory handled the arrangements.

Nancy L. Harmon

Nancy Lou Harmon, 84, Peru passed away on January 22, 2017, in her home surrounded by her three daughters, Deborah Rowden, Belinda Merriman and Barbara Wells.

Nancy retired from Delco Electronics as a supervisor in the speaker department Plant 9. Since retirement, Nancy and her husband, Bob, enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family.

Nancy’s love for Jesus grew in the last several years and she has spent her time studying Gods word, attending bible study, and going to church at the Amboy United Methodist Church.

Nancy is survived by her three daughters Deborah (Don) Rowden, Galveston, Belinda (Chip) Merriman, Indianapolis, and Barbara (Galen) Wells, Washington;

Ten grandchildren: Christina Smith, Brenda Grubb (Rodney), Regina Dillman, Jennifer Abades (Manny), Carolyn Powers (Mic), Elizabeth Beachy (Wendell), Katie Curtis (Mike), Lilia Wells, and Keaten Wells

Twenty-Five great grandchildren, and Three great-great grandchildren; Three nephews William Janner , Wayne (Donna) Janner , Randy (Ellen) Schick, and one niece, Candy (Richard) Jones.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Robert, brother Joseph Schick, Wayne Schick and her sister Marjorie Janner.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. On line messages of condolence may be expressed on line at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Salina G. Rose

Salina Gale Rose, 44, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:38 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born on November 3, 1972 in Kokomo to Louise (Rose) Johns, and she survives.

Salina graduated from Kokomo High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. She worked for Big R Stores for many years. Most recently, she worked for Dr. Heathers as a Medical Assistant. Salina enjoyed spending time with her son, Justice and family. She also enjoyed cooking meals for her son and family. She was an excellent cook and very artistic.

Salina is survived by son, Justice Allen Rose; mother, Louise Johns; sister, Amanda Logan; niece, Ashley Nelson; two nephews, Jimmy and Aaron Nelson; two aunts, Phyllis (Mike) Lamb and Debbie (Bob) Davis; and cousins, Jamie (Jon) Lamb-Kadlec, Chris Smith, and his children, Addison and Brayden Smith.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dillard and Pauline Rose.

William H. Tyler

William “Bill” Henry Tyler, 87, passed away at St. Vincent’s of Kokomo on January 20, 2017. He was born in Rhode Island on May 16, 1929 to Andrew Jackson Tyler and Eldora (Marshall) Tyler.

Bill retired from the Kokomo Casting Plant in Kokomo as a janitor. He was a member of the UAW 1166 in Kokomo and enjoyed playing bingo at the grotto. He had a strong love for his dog, Gizmo, and for eating prime rib.

Bill is survived by his two sons, Steven Tyler and Mark (Amanda) Tyler. He is also survived by grandchildren, Desiree, Amanda, Tanesia, Hunter, and Brody, along with numerous great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society of Indianapolis, 9075 N Meridian St #150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Betty L. Rudolph

Betty Lou (Stout) Rudolph passed away January 4th at 11:30 pm at the Hospice Center of Charleston, SC. She was 92 years old. She was born in Kokomo, IN, February 5th, 1924, the daughter of Elmer and Edna Stout. Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Joseph Love Rudolph and her son James Allen Wilson, of West Palm Beach, FL. She moved to West Palm Beach, FL in 1993 to be near her son and grandchildren. She spent the last months of her life in the loving company of her grandson, Carey, in Charleston, SC. She is survived by her step-daughters; Sally (Rudolph) and Ed Bixler, Lucinda (Rudolph) and Denny Snyder, and Cynthia Rudolph, grandchildren; Christopher James Wilson and Vanessa (Rosenberry) Wilson of Big Sky, MT., Carey Michael Wilson and Angie (Day) Wilson of Charleston, SC., Jeff and Suzie Snyder, Greg and Lindsay Snyder, Kathy (Bixler) and Pat Quinn, Susie (Bixler) and Dan Desarov, Tim and Rebecca Bixler and Tom Bixler, great-grandchildren; Sara Laurel Wilson, Carly Rose Wilson, James West Wilson, and numerous great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered and missed as a fun and loving grandmother.

Sunset Memorial Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. We invite you to visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com to sign the guestbook, and leave a condolence.

Thelma L. Riley

Thelma Louise (Pearcy) Riley, 95, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, January 25, 2017 at North Woods Village. Thelma was born to John and Celah Pearcy on September 7, 1921 in Miami, Indiana. She graduated from Clay Township High School in Miami County, then worked for Reliance, and Delco Electronics. Thelma married her husband Dallas Riley on July 12, 1941, and he precedes her in death.

Thelma was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping and going out to eat.

Thelma is survived by her daughter, Carol Barnett; grandchildren Doug (Nancy) Barnett and Tara Heath; great-grandchildren Ryan and Jacob Morgan, Nick Barnett, and Christian Heath; step-great-granddaughter Trisha Jenkins; four great great-grandchildren, two step great great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son-in-law Joe Barnett; two brothers, Donald Pearcy and infant Lindy; three sisters, Doris Rayl, Carolyn Ingram, and Marilyn Glassburn; and special friend Milton Jenkins. Ellers Webster Street Chapel handled the arrangements.

Paul J. Condry

Paul Jasper Condry, 95, passed away on January 24, 2017 at Century Villa in Greentown, IN. Paul was born on May 3, 1921 in Mansfield, AR to Chevis and Nellie Mae (Reeves) Condry. He was married to Martha Justine (Hinton) Condry. Paul was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. Paul was a very devoted union man and was an Iron Worker for Hammond Local No. 395. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hackett, AR and Indiana Harbor Masonic Lodge No. 686 F.&A.M. Paul was also an avid fisherman.

Paul was survived by his son, Paul (wife Tonya) Condry of Mishawaka, daughter, Betty (Charles) Sarjeant of Greentown, IN; grandchildren: Michelle Sarjeant, Eric Sarjeant, Victoria Sarjeant, Leah Condry-Osika, Kelly Lindahl, Randall Condry, Christopher Condry, Elizabeth Hooser, and Kimberly Hooser; great grandchildren: Nathan, Calvin James and Daphne Sarjeant, Kevin and A.J. Osika, Dante and Logan Susko, Kaitlyn and Evelyn Condry, David Gibson, Jr., and Julian Bloss. Paul’s wife, Martha preceded him in death on March 19, 2011, he is also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chester, Donald, and Jennings Condry; sisters, Virginia Shinkle-Anderson and Marcell Herman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to:

On God’s Team Ministries – 4344 North 100 West LaPorte IN 46350

Friends of Folds of Honor NWI-PO Box 365 Valparaiso IN 46384

Folds of Honor Foundation- www.foldsofhonor.com

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, Kokomo, IN.

Eddie R.

Vandergriff

Eddie Ray Vandergriff, 58, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:18 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born on May 27, 1958 in Knox County, Tennessee to the late Lester Vandergriff and Bessie Vandergriff-Nussbaum.

Eddie worked in construction, most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and adored his children. Eddie just enjoyed living life.

Eddie is survived by four children, Eddie Bousum, Tekeisha Bousum, Krystal Anderson, and Jolene Yard; thirteen grandchildren; brother, Richard Nussbaum; four sisters, Peggy (Gary) Gist, Alice (Bob) Welcher, Aileen (Mike) Huffman, and Shirley (Billy) Hague; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Vandergriff and Sam Cox; sister, Laura Chadwell; and nephew, Robie Welcher.

Jean P. Lushin

Jean Paul Lushin, 79, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jean was born June 22, 1937, in Kokomo to the late Paul Kosta Lushin, an immigrant from Macedonia who settled in Kokomo in 1926 to work in the steel mill, and Mary Helen Lushin (Tate) from Russiaville. Jean married the love of his life, Sandra Beck on May 17, 1958, in Danville, Illinois, and she survives.

Jean lived his whole life in Kokomo where he was a pillar in the community, known for his endless compassion for others and love for his family. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1955 and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 2-years. Jean worked as a meat cutter for Longs Super Market and Kroger after his time in the U.S. Marine Corps and before working for the U.S. Postal Service where he became president of the Postal Clerks Union. His labor affiliations led him to becoming the first labor liaison with the United Way of Howard County and later the AFL-CIO’s Labor Representative with the Labor Participation Department and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He spent more than 50 years working in service of others, volunteering and holding public office. Of all his avocational accomplishments, it was Jean’s time as a U.S. Marine that most defined him and shaped his life.

When asked to fill the vacated Center Township Trustee seat, he stepped up to the challenge that ultimately led to reshaping township government statewide from legislative reform to mentoring other trustees. Shortly after taking office, Kokomo was hard hit by the recession and people didn’t have jobs; several factories closed including the iconic Continental Steel. Pensions were lost and displaced workers were struggling to heat their homes and feed their families. The community looked to Jean for answers and help during this difficult time.

Jean worked from 1982-2014 as Center Township Trustee of Howard County and served as Chairman of the Howard County Township Consolidation Study Group. He served two terms as President of the Indiana Township Association (ITA), and served 15 years as the Indiana Township Legislative Chair. Jean was named Trustee of the Year in 1991. In 1992, under his leadership, Center Township was recognized as Township of the Year. He received the Jean Paul Lushin Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 from the ITA. An award founded in his honor.

Among other countless recognitions, Jean received The Sagamore of the Wabash award from Governor Frank O’Bannon in 2002. Jean received the National Association of Towns and Townships’ National Grassroots Leadership award from President George H. Bush and was named Marine of the Year from the Marine Corps League in Kokomo. He was also an Honorary Member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He was even appointed to the National Council of Crime and Delinquency by the Carter administration. Over the years, Jean has received accolades too numerous to mention.

Of paramount importance to Jean, however, was his commitment and dedication to his community leading to his establishing the Homeless Drop-In Center, later CAM, Inc. He initiated the repair of the Highland Park Stage. And for 37 years, he worked as the Volunteer Executive Director of Goodfellows of Kokomo, Inc. to provide Christmas to thousands of needy families. Jean was a life-long member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He also served on the Grissom Air Force Base Community Council and was an Indiana Public Employer’s Plan board member.

Jean was an avid supporter of youth sports, most especially Little League Baseball where he coached for many years earning the lifelong respect and love of his players and has thrown out many first pitches.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Sandra Carrol Lushin (nee Beck); children, Paul (Sarah) Lushin, Carmel, Dawn Manfredi, Kokomo, Lori (Larry) McQueary, Indianapolis, Nikki (Chris) Frazier, and Chad Lushin (Erin Smith), grandchildren, Matt Lushin, Elliott Lushin, Halston Mavrick-Vergara, Whitney Lushin, Spenser Lushin, Bella Manfredi, Sophie Frazier, Aidan Frazier, Elias McQueary, Bennett Lushin, Addison Lushin, and Grant Lushin, along with five great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Lushin; sisters Diane Hoffman and Frances Mellott.