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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 4

Brandon B. Arnett, 23, Warrant:

Failure to

Appear

Kevin E. Stanley, 45, Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

January 5

William A. Brown, 33, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Gabriel S. Ellis, 40, Resisting

Law Enforcement, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamine, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Theft, Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Jerry D. Hicks, 43, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct

Laron D. Jones, 29, Driving

While

Suspended, OWI Endangering a Person

Shania D. Lee, 21,

Theft

Conversion

Roxanne A. Prince, 51, OWI Alcohol

Megan A. Sheets, 18, Possession

of Marijuana

January 6

Julie A. Lane, 23, Warrant: Neglect of Dependant

Micah J. Moreley, 38, Driving While Suspended

January 7

Tanner C. Guyer, 20, Illegal Consumption of Alcohol, False Informing

Michael S. Laird, 39, Domestic Battery, Interference with Reporting a Crime, Mischief, Criminal Recklessness, Hit Skip Accident

Joseph W. Little, 30, Possession

of Marijuana

Kiel A.

Shallenberger, 30, OWI Alcohol

James L. Slider, 27, Burglary

January 8

Derrick N. Hunter, 34, Domestic Battery, Strangulation, Invasion of Privacy

Kristan N. Schaaf, 35, Public

Intoxication

Justin G. Snodgrass, 23, Battery (2 Counts)

January 9

Noah D. Blanco, 24, Possession

of a Controlled Substance (2 Counts)

Korate R. Fox, 19,

Warrant: Failure to Appear

Tyler L. Heflin, 24, Possession

of a Controlled Substance, Possession

of a Controlled Substance

Alexis M. Kerschner, 21, Warrant: Failure to Appear (3 Counts)

Zachary M. Miller, 24, Murder, Aggravated Battery

Philip R. Shriver, 32, Domestic Battery

Marty C. Turner, 23, Possession of a Lookalike Substance, Possession

of a Controlled Substance

January 10

Shanel R. Bass, 43, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, False Informing, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

Steven L. Davenport, 50, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Nicholas A. Groleau, 25, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Jennifer L. Martin, 26, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Douglas R. Miller, 55, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

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 4

Daltom K. Vincent, 18, Warrant:

Non-

Compliance

January 5

Scott A.

Callis, 52, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Jeffrey L. Forrey, 59, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Darrell D. Johns, 40, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Shannon N. Stiner, 41, Strangulation, Domestic Battery, Invasion of Privacy

January 6

Ebony L. Cope, 27, Warrant: Neglect of Dependant

Linda D. Hornbeck, 19, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Heather R. Ingle, 28, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Sandra L. Johnson, 56, Warrant: Theft

Sean L. Kelley, 30, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (3 Counts)

Leonard Mayfield Jr., 28,

Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 7

Kerry E. Mike Jr., 32, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

January 9

Matthew A. Campbell, 25, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Delmar S. Cannon, 43, Warrant: Hit Skip Accident, Warrant:

OWI Alcohol

Nicholas E. Ellis, 38, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Chemical Reagent With intent to Manufacture, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Warrant: Dealing in Methamphetamine

John E. Rickey Jr., 49,

Domestic Battery

Jeremiah D. Sheagley, 24, Warrant: Residential Entry

Nicole Sims, 36, Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 10

Anthony L. Craig, 21, Theft (2 Counts)

Ryan L. Diveley, 32, Invasion of Privacy

STATE POLICE ARRESTS

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

January 8

Samuel E. Walker, 37, OWI Alcohol

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Steven Henry

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 2 years, 365 days executed, 365 days suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Amber Perkins

Charge: Non-Compliance

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Court now imposes 134 days of previously suspended sentence, executed, defendant shall complete In Home Detention

Garnet Riley

Charge: Burglary

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Krebes

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, 2 years executed, 4 years suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, attend Therapeutic Community Program, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Loretta Balentine

Charge: Theft (2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 2 years, 730 days, 365 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 2 years, 365 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, counts I and II shall run consecutively

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Michael Weir

Charge: Burglary

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 5 years, 253 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 3 years, 477 days unsupervised probation, complete MRT Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Austin Harmon

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosh

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 2½ years, 256 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Brenda L. Vanwinkle

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Court imposes 2 years of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail, attend Therapeutic Community Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Tabitha Smith

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Court imposes 130 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior IV

Treyshon Banks

Charge: Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 548 days, 346 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior III

Jonathon Clark

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

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 6 months

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

Jerry Hicks

Charge: Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I- Howard County Jail for 180 days, 60 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 6 months, Count II - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 60 days executed, balance suspended, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Sentences shall run concurrently

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

Stephen Ferguson

Charge: Operating a Vehicle With an ACE of 0.15 or More, OWI, Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 days executed, balance suspended, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 60 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 1 year, Count III - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 days executed, balance suspended

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

Stephen Ferguson

Charge: OWI, Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 60 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 8 days executed, balance suspended, sentences shall run concurrently

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

Jacob Stout

Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident With Bodily Injury, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility

Defense Counsel: Craig Decehrt

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 65 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete 40 hours of community service, Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, time served

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, community service fee

Jordon Etherington

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement, OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Steven Raquet

Prosecutor: TJ White

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 26 months, 60 days executed, unsupervised probation for 1 year, that shall run concurrently to In Home Detention for 1 year, supervised probation for 1 year, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 60 days executed, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 1 year

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

William Sheely

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: TJ White

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 18 months, 10 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 8,180 days

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

Forrest Wright

Charge: Operating a Vehicle With an ACE of 0.15 or More

Defense Counsel: Eric May

Prosecutor: TJ White

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

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

Kenneth Griffis

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 20 days executed, balance suspended, 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

Kyara Douglas

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ White

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Grace Reed

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 90 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Roxanne Prince

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Josh McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 90 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and drug Program

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

Douglas Conwell

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 30 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, license suspended for 1 year

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

Cyyonna Hizer

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: Matt Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for 1 year, complete 30 hours of community service, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, community service fee

Jami Simms

Charge: Criminal Mischief

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Stevie Atkins

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ White

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 180 days, license suspended for 90 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Ramiro Hernandez

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Josh McMahan

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

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

Dimonia Fort

Charge: Illegal Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Josh McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Dionte Crawford

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Josh McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 16 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior II

Erica Baker

Charge: False Informing

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 106 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 180 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Christian Salazar

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 730 days, 204 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Nathaniel Sheasley

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 913 days, 365 days executed on In Home Detention, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution to victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Taylor Koon

Charge: Criminal Recklessness

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, supervised probation for 180 days, complete Thinking for a Change Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior I

Adam Beheler

Charge: Domestic Battery

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 274 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Jonathan

M. Bowlin

Charge: Visiting a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 140 days, executed,

Fees: Court costs

Lori R. Golladay

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 46 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 548 days, Count II - Howard County Jail for 365 days, 46 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 548 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Hareem Burnett

Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Defense Counsel: David Rosselot

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Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 28 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

Tracy Luna

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

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 134 days, executed

Fees: Court costs

Tina Mooney

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, 16 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

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

Jenisis Adrianna Nevaeh Jelks

DOB: 12/15/2016

Sex: F Time: 2:01 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 10 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Ruth Bronson and Jaylin Jelks

Adeline Rosemary Powell

DOB: 12/15/2016

Sex: F Time: 12:13 p.m.

Wt: 9 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Anne (Steindorf) Walker and Michael Powell

Everett Garfield Adams

DOB: 12/16/2016

Sex: M Time: 8:14 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 13 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Renae (Aeschliman) and Matthew Adams

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

January 4

Craig Williams Jr., Kokomo, 25

Ayriel Minor, Kokomo, 25

January 5

Brian Dunn, Greentown, 39

April D. Thatcher, Greentown, 36

Roman Lewis, Greentown, 69

Jennifer Tanner, Greentown, 65

January 6

Michelle King, Kokomo, 45

Stephen King, Kokomo, 38

Anmolpreet Singh, Kokomo, 21

Crystal Ray, Kokomo, 27

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 4

Jessica and Chad Stafford

Amber Sears and Seth McFarren

Karen and James Hodge

Joeleene and Matthew Gilbert

Tina and Dewayne Pavese

January 5

Kimberly and Brent Owens

Peggysue and James Frye Jr.

January 6

Brian and Melissa Hite

John and Erica Roark

Racheal and Michael Hozey

January 10

Rachelle and Gary Purcell

Dottie and Dennis Ingle

Debra and Richard Modricker

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., January 18, 9 a.m.

Tiffany and Marquis Reser, Reappear

Fri., January 29, 9 a.m.

Karin and Daniel Boyd, Citation

Sandra and Shawn Jackson, Petition to Modify

Katrina and Jon Smith, Show Cause

10 a.m.

Jessica and Rolando Tyler, Petition to Modify

Tues., January 24, 1:30 p.m.

Janelle and Ezra Hunsucker, Final Hearing

Superior I

Mon., January 23, 1:30 p.m.

Alisha and Chad Goudy, Other

Deanna and Billy Crume, Reappear

Superior II

Thurs., January 19, 9 a.m.

Amy and Richard Tomlinson, Citation

Jordan and Kylie Grimes, Reappear

Lindsey and Justin Smith, Reappear

Lorena and David Santana, Support Hearing

Derrick and Pamela Fields, Support Hearing

Pamela and Jerry Randolph, Support Hearing

10:30 a.m.

Douglas and Jocena Selley, Other

1:30 p.m.

Hope and Stanley Bierbower, Final Hearing

2:30 p.m.

Christian and Joshua Dauscher, Support Hearing

3 p.m.

Clinton and Julie Paul, Other

Fri., January 20, 9 a.m.

E. and Audrey Rawlings, Other

10 a.m.

Roger and Tonya Phillips, Show Cause

11 a.m.

Theresa and Joshua Putnam, Provisional Order

1 p.m.

Jamie and Dennis Broes, Provisional Order

Superior III

Tues., January 24, 2 p.m.

Levi and Melissa Gentry, Petition to Modify

Superior IV

Wed., January 18, 2 p.m.

Carol and Carl Greeno Jr., Provisional Order

Thurs., January 19, 8:30 a.m.

Whitney and Richard Toth, Final Hearing

Fri., January 20, 2 p.m.

James and Natasha Wright, Petition to Modify

Mon., January 23, 8:30 a.m.

Samantha and Darin Harrington, Final Hearing

11 a.m.

Kara and Charles Wood III, Citation

DEATHS

Roberta A. Lineback, 85

Date of Death: 11/17/2016

Cause of Death: Aspiration Pneumonia, Progressive Dementia

Richard H. Lee, 87

Date of Death: 11/21/2016

Cause of Death: End Stage Congestive Heart Failure Due to Hypertensive Heart Disease and Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement Due to Stenosis, Pleural Effusions, Chronic Kidney Disease Unknown Stage

Curtis L. Kenyon, 43

Date of Death: 11/26/2016

Cause of Death: Sepsis, Bowel Ischemia, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Failure

Edna C. Miscoi, 96

Date of Death: 11/29/2016

Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Disease

Rickey L. White, 63

Date of Death: 12/01/2016

Cause of Death: Acute Myocardial Infarction, Coronary artery Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus

Martha F. McCord, 79

Date of Death: 11/27/2016

Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarction

Yulonda M. Sesterhenn, 87

Date of Death: 12/04/2016

Cause of Death: Acute Respiratory Failure, Encephalopathy, Hypotension, Septic Shock

Shirney A. McCray, 84

Date of Death: 12/04/2016

Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s Dementia, Humerus Fracture, Pelvic Fracture

Clarice M. Horne, 94

Date of Death: 11/30/2016

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Myocardial Infarction

Doris I. Talley, 93

Date of Death: 12/02/2016

Cause of Death: Failure to Thrive, Aspiration Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infection, Acute on Chronic Renal Insufficiency

OBITUARIES

Brenda J. Stearns

Brenda Joyce Stearns, 77, Sarasota, Florida, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Mrs. Stearns was born on Oct. 30, 1939, in Kokomo, to Mason and Jessie (Gifford) Vint.

She graduated from Kokomo High School class of 1957 and then attended Ball State University and Indiana University Kokomo. Mrs. Stearns retired from Delco Electronics in 1997 and moved to Sarasota in 1998. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Osprey, Florida, and a member of ALUMS and ENCORE, both in Sarasota.

Mrs. Stearns is survived by her sons, Curtis (Althea), Eric (Marci) and Andrew (Karen); and five grandchildren, Zachary, Isabel, Emily, Cooper and Owen.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, James Robert Stearns.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the cancer research or charity of your choice. Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Gulf Gate Chapel, is in charge of arrangements

Jerry W. Watson

Jerry Wayne Watson 76 passed away Monday January 3, 2017 at Aperion Care of Kokomo IN. after an illness. Jerry was born to Kenneth and Betty (Goodman) Watson in Kokomo IN. on June 21, 1940. Jerry graduated with the class of 1958 from Clay Township in Miami County he then joined the U.S. Navy and served on the submarine USS GRENADIER around the Key West area during the “Bay of Pigs” until he was honorably discharged.

He then returned back to the Kokomo area and worked for Chrysler until his retirement in 1997. Jerry was a motorcycle lover having owned Harley Davidson and BMW bikes he had toured every state in U.S. on a motorcycle.

He was an animal lover also previously owning Appaloosa and Arabian horses and dogs Jake an Airedale Terrier and Maggie a Jack Russel Terrier. Jerry enjoyed bird hunting and especially living on the Tippecanoe River around Rochester area.

Jerry is survived by Son, Kenneth Watson of Kokomo, Sisters Carolyn Barnett, Judy Dybelski and Janet Radcliff and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Parents and a Brother James Watson. The family would like to give a special thanks to Trevor Watson “Grand Nephew” for his care of Jerry during his last few months.

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

Ruby N. Adams

Ruby Adams, age 71, of Whitesburg, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was a member of Morrisette’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hugh M. Price and Nettie Price; brothers, James, Bob and Carrol Price; sister, Lois Humphery.

Ruby is survived by her loving husband, Sonny Adams; daughters, Belinda (Dave) Williams and Joan Adams; two grandsons, Kyle Adams and Collin Williams; sister, Maryann (Carmel) Maddox; brother, Fred (Judy) Price; several nieces and nephews.

Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.christiansells.com.

Gayle A. McClain

Gayle A. “Nan” (Evans) McClain, 65, Kokomo, passed away at 4:55 pm on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born on April 5, 1951, in Tipton, the daughter of Olin & Phyllis (Boes) Evans.

Gayle was a 1969 graduate of Tipton High School and went on to receive her masters from Indiana University in Education at Kokomo in 1988. She retired in 1996 from Kokomo Schools.

To know Nan, was to love her. She had an affinity for young people. She was quite curt and bluff at times, however, young people took heed to that approach and solicited her advice often.

Nan loved company and would often open her home to people who were trying to get back on their feet. No one ever went hungry at Nan’s house.

From birth, she took an active role in her grandchildren’s lives. She was their caregiver while their parents worked. She believed in family first, always.

Gayle is survived by her children, Cristi Brewer-Allen, Jason (Elyssa) Cline, and Reggie Allen; her grandchildren, McKayle Brewer, Brevin Allen, Pv2. Tiernon “T.T.” Allen, Rylee Burnett, Sieara Langley, Karmyn Langley, Kylana Cline, Clay Busa, and Justin Busa; and her siblings, Toni Richards, and Becky Albright.

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Michael Bess.

Bobbie J. Bolan

Bobbie Jane (Querry) Bolan, 86, Kokomo, passed away peacefully in her home at 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017. She was born on November 30, 1930, in Pangburn, Arkansas, the daughter of Reverend Andrew Lonzo and Mattie Pearl (Purkiss) Querry.

Bobbie was raised on a farm in Searcy, Arkansas, and on May 19, 1948, she married Carl Elgin Bolan; they moved to Kokomo in 1951. Carl preceded her in death in 2015.

Bobbie retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Christ Fellowship Church, Kokomo, and attended Family Worship Center, Kokomo. She loved her family, music and singing and, for many years, was the pianist at the Church of God in Kokomo. She enjoyed her home and yard and loved watching the birds and feeding the squirrels and rabbits that were frequent visitors.

She is survived by her children, Pamela (Kelly) Leeman, Logansport, and Carl Anthony (Judy Beeler) Bolan, Kokomo; grandchildren, Matthew (Hollie) Boor, Kokomo, and Timothy (Kristin) Boor, Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Chloe Boor, Ruby Boor, Tory Johnston, Nyla Boor and Xavier Boor; sister and caregiver, Linda Spear; sisters, Judy Yarbrough and Sandra Attemdeo; brothers, Rev. Ralph Querry, Melvin Querry and Jerry Querry; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Heather Elain Bolan; sisters, Erma Bolan, Betty Ryan and Glenda Chasteen; and brothers, Stan Querry and Jimmy Querry.

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

Paul H. Koors

Paul H. Koors, 92 of Indianapolis and formerly of Tipton died at 2:35 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at home. He was born in Tipton on March 6, 1924 to John & Florence (Gall) Koors. Paul graduated from Tipton High School in 1942 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Tipton.

Paul had a contagious smile that would light up a room. He used his charm to steal the heart of Mary Joan Hellmann, his bride of 66 years, whom he married June 3, 1950. Their love grew to include six children, John Koors and wife Mary, Racine, Wisconsin, Kevin Koors and wife Mary, Lafayette, Steve Koors and wife Joy, Lizton, Mary Rice and husband Mike, Indianapolis, Maria King and husband Jeff, LaGrange, Jane Watson and husband Kevin, Indianapolis; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Paul has two sisters, Rosina Vawter, Lafayette and Doris Owings, Burbank, California; a brother, Carl Koors and wife Ina Mae, Sheridan along with two sisters-in-law, Georgia Koors, Tipton and Rosie Koors, Marion. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo Koors, Frank Koors, and Donald “Duck” Koors.

Paul was passionate about farming and never missed an opportunity to utilize his engineering intellect to modify and improve his equipment. His work ethic was an inspiration to those who knew him. He retired from farming in 1990, leaving more time and energy for bowling, playing pool, and euchre. He was a man of great faith and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipton until he moved to LaGrange, Indiana in 2010 and joined St. Joseph Catholic Church, LaGrange.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, 222 S. Independence Street, Tipton, Indiana 46072.

Nila J. Zirkle

Nila June Zirkle passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Fransiscan Retirement Center, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born to Roy E. and Alice E. Waggoner in Pawnee, Oklahoma, on Jan. 25, 1919. In Stillwater, Oklahoma, she met and married Raymond H. Zirkle.

Nila and Raymond moved to Kokomo, where Raymond opened a law practice in 1946. They were members of St. Andrew Episcopal Church and resided in Kokomo until 1995, when they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to be close to children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons, Douglas Zirkle, Tucson, Arizona, Kent Zirkle, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Brad Zirkle, Novato, California; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Nila June was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel; husband, Raymond; and grandson, David Matthew Zirkle.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Services are pending.

Rosalie Hutchins

Rosalie Hutchins, 89, Macy, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2017, at her home. She was born May 24, 1927, in Kokomo to Raymond and Allie (Weaver) Ronk. She married Kenneth R. Hutchins on Feb. 19, 1951, in Forest, and he survives.

Rosie worked for Delco Radio in Kokomo in her early years; she later worked for the Howard County Treasurer’s Office. She graduated from Galveston High School in 1945 and was still active in the Galveston High School Alumni Association. She was a member of the Omega Pi Tau Sorority and the Indiana State Square Dance Callers Association.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hutchins, Macy; children, Cathy Mathews, Kokomo, Sandra (Ike) Hulet, Russiaville, Jeff Hutchins (David Stewart), Chicago; and Daniel (Nan) Hutchins, Macy; grandchildren, Sandra Walter, Sherri May, Brian Calhoun, Christine Long, Brandi Knepley, Kyle Hutchins, Kasey Hutchins, Todd Hutchins, Travis Hutchins, Kim Ferrel, Greg Mathews, Tracey Robinson and Toni Burns; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean (Don) Hardin, Galveston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Rosie’s honor to Trinity United Methodist Church, 801 Jefferson St., Rochester, IN 46975. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

Helen Scott

Helen Scott, 95, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in the compassionate care of Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida. She was born July 29, 1921, to Arthur and Alta (Trott) Cranor in Sycamore, Indiana. She graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1939. Helen married Donald M. Scott at Sycamore Friends Church on Aug. 29, 1941. Don, former Kokomo Police chief, died Feb, 15, 1978.

Helen and Don moved to Florida in 1971 after being involved in the Kokomo community for many working years. They embarked upon becoming resident managers in North Redington Beach. They managed The Sea Rocket and Emerald Isle Condominium. After Don’s death, Helen continued to manage at The Reef and returning to Emerald Isle until her retirement in 2006. She was passionate about her job and cared for the properties like she would her own and treating guests like family. She made many lifelong friends from around the world.

She loved following sports. A lifelong baseball fan, she became a loyal follower of the Tampa Bay Rays. She also loved watching Indiana basketball, golf, Tampa Bay Bucs and Indy Colts. She started golfing in her 60s and is one of the few who had a hole in one.

Loving family was foremost in her heart. She is survived by her loving children, son Rich and his wife Jane, her daughter Jeanie and her husband Elmer. She leaves her legacy of love and passion for life with her grandsons, Matt (Kelly) Turner, Greg (Chelsea) Scott and Ryan (Courtney) Scott; her seven great-grandchildren, Tori and Adam Turner, Addilyn, Pailey and Boden Scott, Rockwell and Sawyer Scott; and dear sister-in-law, Ellen Cranor.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; and her brothers, Kenneth (Mary Lou) Cranor and Don Cranor.

Heaven has gained another angel and she will rejoice with her Lord, family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her and remembered as a lady who loved life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sycamore Friends Church, 1148 N. 1100 East, Greentown, IN 46936 or to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 - See more at: http://obituaries.kokomotribune.com/story/helen-scott-1921-2016-

Evan T. Beall

Evan T. Beall, 43, of Peru passed away at 3 am on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 12, 1973 in Kokomo to David W. and Janita (Ballsbaugh) Beall.

Evan attended Oak Hill High School and Indiana University. He worked for Moore Home Health Supplies. Evan was a member of the Lafayette Faith Community Church and attended Trinity Baptist Church. He was an avid I.U. Basketball fan and loved NASCAR with Jeff Gordon being his favorite driver.

Survivors include his mother Janita Beall of Kokomo; brother Doug (Rhonda) Beall of Berne, IN; niece Natalie Beall; nephew Brady Beall; fiancé Aubrey Coats of Peru; several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

Evan was preceded in death by his father David Beall; grandparents Joe and Arlene Ballsbaugh and Robert and Maryalice Beall.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the David Beall Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.

Mary M. Strebin

Mary Margaret Strebin, 91, of Kokomo, passed away at 1:52 AM Sunday January 8, 2017. Born December 20, 1925 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late George Litzts and Sylvia May (Conley) Litzts. On November 23, 1944 in Kokomo, she married Carl Strebin. He preceded her in death in August 1989. She was employed at Armstrong Landon Co. and at Delco before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary, and the Materian Club. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts including sewing, knitting, and flowers. She also liked gardening, dancing and reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters Carol (Randall) Wilson of Kokomo and Vivian (Ronald) King of Wilmington, Illinois. There are five grandchildren Melissa (Mark) Wesson of Pittsboro, Indiana, Elizabeth Schroeder of Wilmington, Illinois, Nathan King of Wheaton, Illinois, Ryan (Sheri) Wilson of Kokomo, and Tyler Wilson of Kokomo. There are also six great grandchildren Courtney and Andrea Wesson, Andrew and Lucas Schroeder, and Ethan and Max Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; also one infant sister.

Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel handled the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association. You may read Mary’s obituary at www.ellersmortuarymainstreet.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.

April R. Campbell

April Renee (Conner) Campbell, 50, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born June 16, 1966, in Kokomo to Paul W. Conner and Judy K. (Harper) Adams.

She was employed with Cass County Child Protective Services as a supervisor for several years and also served as dispatcher for Howard and Cass County Sheriff departments. April graduated from Haworth High School, Kokomo, in 1984. She enjoyed working with stained glass in her spare time and was an avid reader.

Surviving family include her children, Stefani (Seth) Stucker, Russiaville, Shelby Cree, Peru, and Brandon Cree, Russiaville; her father, Paul W. (Paula) Conner, Kokomo; stepfather, Kenneth Adams, Florida; brother, Mike (Brandy) Conner, Texas; uncle, Jon Bolke, Kokomo; nieces and nephew, Leah Conner, Texas, Taylor Conner, Indianapolis, and Michael Conner Jr., Bloomington. April is also survived by numerous incredible friends who supported her tremendously through her battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy K. Adams, her grandparents, and an aunt.

Memorial contributions may be made in April’s honor to the American Cancer Society. Murray Weaver Funeral Home assisted her family with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie S. Rossman

Bonnie Snow Rossman, “survivor - warrior,” lost her battle Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. She was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Tipton County to Wilbur Snow and Bertha Snow Gates, both deceased.

She was married to the late Rex Dunlap, giving birth to three daughters, Angie, Kelly and Raquel. She was married to the late Fred Reed, giving birth to another daughter, Melissa. She had seven grandchildren and four great sisters, Kathy Snow O’Bryan, Michele Snow Fraiser, Renee Snow and Alice Gates York. Brothers are Denny Snow and Jack Gates.

She was preceded in death by two siblings, Johnny Gates and Belinda Snow.

She worked at GM north plant for almost 25 years, but two things constant were her grandchildren and their accomplishments. Line dancing was the last love. She also loved movies, Little League coaching, and meeting her extended India family, the Sharmas.

Her wishes were to be cremated and to be part of cancer research through Science Care.

Rozella C. Finch

Rozella C. Finch, formerly of Kokomo, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Born July 2, 1924, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Marshall Spicer and Florence Ashby Spicer. On March 30, 1946, she married Birch R. Finch Jr.

She worked for Kokomo-Center Township School Corp. for 39 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and served on various boards and committees, was active in United Methodist Women, and served as district treasurer. She loved working with flowers, needlework, and recently working with papercrafts. The last few years she had lived in Indianapolis to be near her daughters.

Surviving are her two daughters, Constance Corbin Little and LuAnn Irwin Garmany (Richard), Indianapolis; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Marjorie Danforth, Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law, Florence Spicer, Wabash; sister-in-law, Joan Hardesty, Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana for their wonderful care.

Gail A. Graddy

Gail Ann (Bowman) Graddy, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 11:10 am on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. She was born on February 12, 1942, in Howard County, the daughter of Fred & Edna (Hill) Bowman.

Gail had worked for Bona Vista for many years and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Gail is survived by her mother, Edna Bowman, Kokomo, along with two nieces and one nephew.

Gail was preceded in death by her father, her son, Derrick Graddy, and her sister, Helen.

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

Yolanda K. Raia

Yolanda K. Raia, 61, Indianapolis, passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. She was born May 28, 1955, in Kokomo, to Dean Allen and Patricia B. (Deardorff) Abersoll. She married John J. Raia, Jr., and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2007.

Yolanda graduated from Kokomo High School in 1975 and attended Grace College in Warsaw. She worked for the State of Indiana as a family case manager for 22 years before retiring in 2008. She had attended Highland Park Church in Kokomo and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her cousins, Mike Deardorff, Kokomo, Karla Lux, Westlake, Ohio, Kim McFall, Anthem, Arizona, and Karan Deardorff, Peoria, Arizona.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

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

William R.

Hayes Jr.

William R. Hayes Jr., 76, Peru, passed away at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo. Born May 25, 1940, in Greenville, Tennessee, he was the son of William R. Hayes Sr. and Isabelle Wright Hayes. He was married to Aurora Cantu on March 9, 1964, in Kokomo, and she survives.

He was a member of New Life United Methodist Church, Mexico, United Autoworkers Local 292, and was a United States Navy veteran. He began working repairing car radios and went on to work for Delco Electronics, where he retired. He loved mowing and taking care of his property and being outside. He enjoyed being with others, visiting with his neighbors and especially Sunday morning coffee with his daughter.

He is survived by one daughter, Vanessa Hayes, Peru; one sister, Jo Marshall, Asheville, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, William Russell “Rusty” Hayes III; one brother, Charles Douglas “Doug” Hayes; father, William Hayes Sr.; and mother and stepfather, Isabelle and William Dodrill.

McClain Funeral Home handled the arrangements. The online guestbook may be signed at www.mcclainfh.com

Rev. Larry C. Dale

The Rev. Larry Charles Dale, 80, Greentown, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Century Villa Health Care, Greentown. He was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Kokomo, the son of the late Lavon and Evelyn (Brown) Dale. On Oct. 3, 1957, in Kokomo, he married Susie Smith, and she survives.

Larry was a 1954 graduate of Sharpsville High School, and a 1971 graduate from the Nazarene Bible College. He served as minister for the Nazarene Church for 25 years.

Larry is survived by his wife, Susie Dale, Greentown; his children, Terry (Heather) Dale, Rebekah (Bobby) Gillum, and Paul (Tiffany) Dale; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Kent Dale and Darlene Hinshaw.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gerry Dale; his daughter, Teresa Reece; and his grandson, Jeremy Dale.

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

Marcheta A. Brooks

Marcheta Ann Brooks, 67 of Wabash, Indiana died at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Vernon Health and Rehab, Wabash. She was born May 27, 1949 in Kokomo to Warnie Floyd & Hazel (Dean) Brooks. They both preceded her in death.

Marcheta also had one brother, Norman Gene Brooks and one sister, Mary Kathleen Nead. She enjoyed music, watching basketball and cartoons. She enjoyed engaging with other people and going to day programming with Carey Services. Marcheta’s smile made the day for her friends and caregivers at Vernon Health Center and Carey services.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Dorothy O. Symons

Dorothy O. Symons, 86, Greentown, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born May 17, 1930, in Bellflower, Illinois, to Henry Harold and Delcie Mae (Price) Crawford. On May 28, 1976, she married William E. Symons, at Morning Star Church in Kokomo, and he survives.

Dorothy graduated from Charleston High School, in Charleston, Illinois, in 1948. She began working at Cuneo Press and later worked for General Motors before retiring in 1988. She enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, ceramics, square dancing and roller skating and was an excellent interior decorator. She was a member of UAW Local 292.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Veda Popelka and husband Allen, Kokomo, Ronda Adolph and husband Russell, Seminole, Florida, and Sherry (Shanks) Glaze, Kokomo; step-children, Jack Garwood, Kokomo, Bobby Shanks and wife Debbie, Lafayette, Bruce Shanks, Florida, Danny Shanks and wife Carey, Kokomo, William J. Symons and wife Karen, Pierceton, Susan Cassis and husband Ramon, Phlox, and James D. Symons, Peru; grandchildren, Karin Wooten, Christopher Kordel, Angel Glaze, Gabe Guthrie, Ben Guthrie, and Will Guthrie; 17 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Andrea Fulton and Carrie Kordel; 27 step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Doris Voyles, Ada Hughes and Goldie Parsons and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Roger Guthrie; step-daughter, Deborah McKay; and brother, Glen Crawford.

Shirley & Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Thomas A. Pulver

Thomas Allen Pulver, 31, Kokomo, passed away at 5:40 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at his home. He was born September 16, 1985, in Wyandotte, MI, the son of John Robert & Nancy (Brown) Pulver.

Tommy was a 2004 graduate of Kokomo High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 2005-2009. Tommy worked for Syndicate Sales as an Operation Supervisor for the last 6 years.

Tommy is survived by his mother and step-father, Nancy & Blaine Dockemyer, Kokomo; siblings, Joel Pulver, Kokomo, Stacy Pulver, Kokomo, Katelyn Pulver, MI, and Jonathan (Belle) Lendermon, Lafayette; nieces, Victoria Pulver, Kokomo, Elena Lendermon, and Gina Lendermon, both of Lafayette; nephew, Caleb Lendermon, Lafayette; and grandfather, Gordon Brown, Kokomo.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, John R. Pulver, and his grandmothers, Virginia Brown, and Ada “Hensler” Pulver.

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

Yolanda K. Raia

Yolanda K. Raia, 61, Indianapolis, passed away at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. She was born May 28, 1955, in Kokomo, to Dean Allen and Patricia B. (Deardorff) Abersoll. She married John J. Raia, Jr., and he preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2007.

Yolanda graduated from Kokomo High School in 1975 and attended Grace College in Warsaw. She worked for the State of Indiana as a family case manager for 22 years before retiring in 2008. She had attended Highland Park Church in Kokomo and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her cousins, Mike Deardorff, Kokomo, Karla Lux, Westlake, Ohio, Kim McFall, Anthem, Arizona, and Karan Deardorff, Peoria, Arizona.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Jennifer L.

Miranda-Forrester

Jennifer L. Miranda-Forrester, 40, of Burlington, passed away at 6:25pm Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at her home. She was born April 27, 1976, in Kokomo, to Charles K. Miranda and Paulette L. Young (Fleming). On May 5, 2011, she married Randy Keith Forrester, in Burlington, and he survives.

Jennifer was a 1994 graduate of Carroll High School. She had worked for 17 years for 29 Mara-Mart in Burlington and most currently worked as a secretary for Matthews Brothers. Jennifer enjoyed kayaking, riding motorcycles, singing and playing softball. However, most of all, she loved spending time with her children and her family. Family was very important to her.

Survivors include her husband, Keith Forrester; children, Austin, Ashton, Blayne, Zach and Sadi; her mother, Paulette Young; brother, George L Young III; an aunt and uncle along with four cousins in Hawaii; a step-grandmother, Libby; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, a sister-in-law and father-in-law.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

Mary L. Steffen Tignor

Mary Lorene Steffen Tignor, 87, Kokomo, ended this wonderful life at 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born February 2, 1929, in Plainview, Minnesota, to Kenneth Sylvester and Alta Louise (Steinke) Steffen. On November 14, 1958, she married Dr. Sterling P. Tignor, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and he survives.

Mary began her life in Plainview, Minnesota, received nursing training at the Mayo Clinic, moved to New York City where she worked at the Neurologic Institute at Columbia University for several years before moving back to teach at the University of Minnesota. She was pursued by Sterling, a surgical resident at the time, and they were married when she was 29. They moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked at the Boston City hospital and the Massachusetts General hospitals. They had four children together and moved to Kokomo, where Mary associated with the Mendelson Clinic and the private clinic where Dr. Tignor was teaching as a clinical professor at Indiana University practicing surgery. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and the world via auto, motorcycle, motor home, cruise ship and plane with family and friends throughout her 58 years of marriage. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Martin Steffen Tignor, Cynthia Tignor Borgani and Suzanne Tignor Goodwin; grandchildren, Steven Ellington Tignor, Stephanie Tignor Borgani, Wesley Tignor Borgani, Emily Tignor Borgani, Christian Steven Goodwin and Michael Tignor Goodwin; siblings, Jerome Steffen and Rena Michael; and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Paul Tignor; parents; and brother, Bernard Steffen.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Martin B. Lytle

Martin Brian Lytle, 54, of Bedford, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 5:32 AM Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Bliss Place, Bedford. Born November 28, 1962 in Frankfort, Germany, he was the son of the late William Richard Lytle and Marcia (Kuntz) Lytle. He was a graduate of Kokomo High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1986. On June 12, 1998 in Miami, Florida on a cruise ship he married Dawn Ellen (Randolph). She preceded him in death on October 17, 2008. He was a geologist for Earth Tech for 25 years, then drove a school bus occasionally for Monroe County Schools. He enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, going to the beach, and scuba diving.

Survivors include one sister Melissa Kay (Sam) Eichmiller of Bedford, Indiana; also three nephews Ben Eichmiller, Andrew Eichmiller, and Kyle Randolph; one niece Ashley Randolph; one brother-in-law Brett (Laura) Randolph of McNeal, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Memorials may be directed to Miles for Myeloma. You may read Martin’s obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.

Lewis V. Frazier

Lewis Vincent Frazier, 72, of Sharpsville left this earth to be completely healed by his Heavenly Father Monday January 9th, 2017

Lewis was known as “Butch” by his siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his nieces and nephews.

He was born on March 11th, 1944 to Charles and Helen (Tylka) Frazier in Tuscarawas County, OH. Louie and his family moved to the Kokomo area at the age of 5.

He attended Kokomo High School, but dropped out and after worked at Continental Steel until it closed. He went back to school and got his GED and on to Ivy Tech to get his Associates Degree in Machine Shop. Louie was proud of what he had done at the age of 45.

Louie married Linda (Siler) Frazier on February 12th, 1966, they celebrated 50 plus years of marriage, and she survives. After they were married 18 months he was drafted into the Army. He left in December 1967 to serve his country to serve in the Vietnam War and returned August 31, 1969

Louie is survived by daughter Patti (Tim) Johnson of Windfall, son Butch (Tricia) Frazier of Kokomo and son Brian (Nikki) Frazier of Sheridan. His grandchildren are Blake (Amber) Johnson of Elwood, Brandan Johnson of Windfall, Katelyn and Kelly Myers of Kokomo, Brock, Ty, and Devin Frazier of Kokomo, Alayna and Kaleb Frazier of Sheridan; Great granddaughters Alli and Abbi Johnson of Elwood and Ember Pelgen of Kokomo.

Louie is also survived by his sisters Vera (Willis) Bivens of Madisonville, TN, Gloria (Bob) Cooper of Kokomo, and Regina (Rick) Dillinger of Russiaville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Helen Frazier, also his sister Rachel Stout and her first husband Billy Stout.

In 1973 Louie and Linda planted their first apple trees to start Frazier’s Orchard. When the Steel Mill closed was when he went back to school. So he got a school bus contract with Tri-Central School and drove for 18 years.

Louie was raised in St. Joan Arc Church. When he and Linda married they became members of 1st Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Kokomo. He cared very much about people especially children. He was a very generous, and kind man. Louie never met a stranger. He loved his Lord Jesus Christ, his country, his family, and his 1936 John Deere “B”. The “B” was given to him by his dad more than 40 years ago.

God Blessed Louie and Linda in so many ways. He would always tell you “God Blessed Us.” God laid on Louie’s hear about three years ago that he needed to donate each month for one child to go to church camp in the summer.

In Lieu of the flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Louie to the Cross Roads Church Camp (4254 S 00 EW, Kokomo, IN 46902).

Kurt Earlywine

Kurt T. Earlywine of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away on Jan. 12. Kurt was a man of many passions. He lived life to the fullest with fun and laughter following him every step of the way. He had a larger than life personality and there wasn’t a place Kurt went that he didn’t make friends. He was just so easy to love.

Kurt was a 3rd generation auctioneer and was well-known for his successes in the furniture industry. He spent many years conducting auctions and making friends from coast to coast.

Kurt loved automobile racing and he particularly loved the Indy 500. There were many years that he could be found at the track during the entire month of May. He also devoted many years to sprint car racing at the Kokomo speedway.

He loved music, especially live music. He enjoyed going to concerts and often would host live shows with local musicians at his own home.

His biggest passion was helping his friends and others. Kurt loved “adopting” families at Christmastime and letting his own children pick out gifts for the children of the home. He arranged thanksgiving meals for needy families, sent palates of water and supplies to hurricane victims, and helped to organize numerous charitable events. The list of his selfless good deeds is unlimited.

Kurt is survived by his wife, Sally Earlywine; his parents, Jack and Pat Earlywine; his brother Brent (Arlene) Earlywine; his children Austin (Liz) Earlywine, Jessica (Drew) Shipley, and Stephanie (Brandon) Beck; his grandchildren- all of whom he adored more than anything else in the entire world- Alina, Ian, Charis, Alex, Chaylen, Emerie, Teddy, Colston and Sami. He will be missed greatly by his dog, Stella. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brittney Earlywine.

Who loves ya?

Well, we all do.

This incredible man man will have two services so all who knew him can remember his life.

Florida:

Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery

1630 SW Pine Island Road,

Cape Coral, FL 33991-2150

Thursday, Jan. 19

3pm-4pm Receiving

4pm-6pm Memorial

Reception to be named later.

Indiana:

Kokomo Event Center

1500 N Reed Rd,

Kokomo, IN 46901

Wednesday, Feb. 1,

1pm-3pm

Reception to follow at the Kokomo American Legion Post 6