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

May 18

Christopher S. Acord, 25, Domestic

Battery,

Strangulation

Taylor P. Baxter, 21, Possession of Marijuana

Gentry L. Gittings, 37, Warrant: Failure to

Appear

Scott A. Reed, 49, Warrant: Unlawful Sale of Legend Drugs, Warrant: Maintaining a Common Nuisance

May 19

Jaron R. Brown, 22, Possession of a Lookalike Substance

May 20

Erica L.

Baker, 21, Public Intoxication, Possession of Paraphernalia

Brittany C. Catt, 19, Fraud,

Warrant: Fraud (3 Counts)

Kevin K. Finney, 53, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

Timothy Gaskill, 57, Public Intoxication, Failure to Identify,

Resisting Law Enforcement

Derrick L. Green, 33, Resisting Law

Enforcement, Battery, Invasion of Privacy,

Residential Entry, Warrant: Failure to Appear, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Warrant: Intimidation

Marcus G. Long, 26, Warrant:

Parole

Violation

Shawn A. Mason, 27, Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing

Jordan M. Woods, 25, OWI Alcohol

May 21

Jason A. Archer, 38, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Robert E. Hunter, 33, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Warrant: Failure to Appear, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Richard T. Oger, 20, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Jacob A. Stout, 21, Warrant: Hit Skip Accident, Warrant: Operating Without

Financial Responsibility

May 22

James A. Cheek, 35, Visiting a Common

Nuisance, Warrant: (Clinton Co.)

Jose

Cortez, 23,

Possession of Marijuana,

OWI

Endangering a Person

Charles E. Dunmore, 52,

Possession of a Narcotic Drug

Jeffrey A. Parsons, 50, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Methamphetamine,

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Visiting a Common Nuisance

Rainell L. Skiles, 35, Visiting a Common Nuisance

Christy M. Wood, 30, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe, Visiting a Common Nuisance

May 23

James R. Cook, 43, Warrant: Dealing in Methamphetamine, Warrant:

Possession

of Methamphetamine,

Warrant: Dealing in a Controlled Substance (2 Counts), Warrant: Dealing in Marijuana, Warrant: Maintaining a Common

Nuisance, Warrant: Parole Violation

Dorian W. Ferguson, 21 (IUK Arrest), Trespassing, Resisting Law Enforcement, False

Informing

John F.

Fritz, 59, Warrant: (Cass Co.)

Seth A. McFarren, 36, Resisting Law

Enforcement

Fredrick Murrell Jr., 27, Resisting Law

Enforcement

Joseph H. Scott, 30, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia

Amber N. Sears, 32, Disorderly Conduct

James L. Smith, 26, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Dealing in Cocaine

Gregory S. Small, 20, Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit,

Possession of Cocaine

(2 Counts)

May 24

Zachary A. Burkhead, 31, Warrant: Failure to Appear (3 Counts)

Nichole D. Fondots, 31, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Dealing in a Lookalike Substance, Neglect of Dependent, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Ali Kamal II, 36, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Dealing in a Lookalike Substance, Neglect of Dependent

Leslie N. Marr, 33, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of a Lookalike Substance

Timothy E. Marr, 40, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Dealing in a Lookalike Substance

John L. Washington, 41,

Intimidation, Public

Intoxication

Beatrice A. White, 53, OWI Alcohol

SHERIFF’S ARRESTS

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

May 18

Kayla J. Norton, 28, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Lisa L. Sutton, 51, Theft,

Warrant:

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Warrant: Possession of a

Controlled Substance

Joshua M. Pittman, 28, Warrant: Non Compliance

May 19

Benny R. Hillis Sr., 55, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Alston J. Horner, 26, Warrant: Mischief

Gary F. Perkins, 50, Warrant: Failure to Appear,

Warrant: Auto Theft

Adam J. Pratt, 26, Warrant: Invasion of Privacy,

Warrant: Bond

Revocation

Benjamin J. Pruitt, 23, Warrant: Intimidation

Jonathan A. Roberts, 35, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Phillip R. Rogers, 26, Warrant: (Clinton Co.)

Tywon D. Swanson, 32, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Carlton D. Wilson, 47, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (3 Counts)

May 20

Leona L. Baker, 37, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia

Shante E. Bowie, 23, Warrant:

Theft

Denise L. Knox, 41, Warrant: Failure to Appear

May 22

Tshawn D. Banks, 20, Warrant:

Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit

Franklin D. Wilcox, 33, Warrant: Non-Compliance

May 23

Philip W. Castillo, 28, Warrant:

Failure to

Appear

Tiran E. Eubank, 21, Warrant: Non-Compliance (2 Counts)

James B. McKoon, 43, Possession of Methamphetamine

Rusty J. Prince, 33, OWI Alcohol, OWI

Endangering a Person

May 24

Frankie O. Allen, 39, Warrant: Non Compliance

Elijah E. Moore, 38, Warrant: Non Compliance

Steve A. Riddle, 32, Warrant: Non Compliance

Zachary A. Schroeder, 19, Resisting

Law

Enforcement, Warrant: Non Compliance

Shamar T. Smiley, 22, Warrant: Strangulation, Warrant: Domestic Battery

Suzanne M. Young, 28,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

STATE POLICE ARRESTS

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

May 18

Cadence B. Hayes, 40, OWI Alcohol

May 19

Timothy W. Hill, 58, OWI Alcohol

Kalen E. Posley, 19, Possession of Marijuana

May 20

Walter C. Brown III, 38, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Syringe

Tionte A. Strayhorn, 29,

Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence, Warrant: Non

Compliance

Cory A. Wright, 22, Dealing in a Lookalike Substance, Possession

of Paraphernalia,

Warrant: (Carroll Co.)

May 23

Walter C. Brown III, 38, Warrant: Failure to Appear

May 24

Earnest D. Ryan, 60, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Kenneth

T. Burton

Charge: Fraud, Theft (3 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Kevin O’Keefe

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2½ years, 8 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 3 years, 8 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence Count III - Indianan Department of Corrections for 3 years, 8 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count IV - Indiana Department of Corrections for 3 years, 8 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Counts II, III, and IV shall run concurrently, Count I shall run consecutively to Counts II , III, and IV, pay restitution to victims

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

James McHenry

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 94 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution to victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Larry J. Fording

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Michael Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Court imposes 200 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail

Tabitha Smith

Charge: Possession of Precursor , Trespass, Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Michael Krebes

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 18 months, 194 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 118 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentences shall run consecutively

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior IV

Carlos James

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Thomas White

Sentence: Court imposes 730 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Indiana Department of Corrections

Derek Herrell

Charge: Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 48 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

Superior III

Sean Paul

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, complete 40 hours of community service

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

Lisa Seals

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, complete 50 hours of community service, attend Victim Impact Panel

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

April Russell

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: David Rosselot

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

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

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

Gage Gilbert

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

Defense Counsel: Eugene Kress

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

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

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

Wojciech Samborski

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, complete 30 hours of community service

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

Yardana Horton

Charge: Battery

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 24 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Denah Oakes

Charge: Criminal Mischief (2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 22 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 180 days, Count II - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 22 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 180 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Ashley Crews

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 60 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Alvaro Rodriguez

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 4 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

Carl Donovan Jr.

Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Annalicia Morelock

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 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, Community Drug Free Assessment, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Kenneth Phillips

Charge: Operating a Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Savanna Lowe

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

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

Lee Williams

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 60 days, complete Driving With a License Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Asiana Williams

Charge: Disorderly Conduct

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Dajour Turner

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for 1 year, license suspended for 60 days, complete Driving With a License Program,

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Augusto Medina

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 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, Community Drug Free Assessment, Alcohol and Drug Program fee

Tiffany Tinder

Charge: Conversion (2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Audra Mack

Charge: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Criminal Mischief

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 18 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, no contact with victim, Count II - Howard Count Jail for 180 days, 18 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, counts I and II shall run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Michelle Yeoman

Charge: Criminal Trespass

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 204 days executed, balance suspended

Fees: Court costs

Tywon Swanson

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 6 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

Michael Shanks

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Mark Kuntz

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, license suspended for 180 days, attend Victim Impact Panel, complete 40 hours of community service

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

Crystal Minor

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 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

Nahum Gibson

Charge: Illegal Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 60 days, 8 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Jodi Packard

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Steve Raquet

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel

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

Donavon McKinney

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Gary Cook

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

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

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

Kelisha Hammond

Charge: Illegal Possession of Alcohol, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 60 days, 8 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, attend Victim Impact Panel, Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, 8 days executed, balance suspended, sentences shall run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Melanie Dodd

Charge: Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: Brad Banks

Prosecutor: TJ Rethlake

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 14 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentences shall run concurrently, In Home Detention for 180 days, pay restitution to victims, no contact with victims

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Melanie Dodd

Charge: Pointing a Firearm

Defense Counsel: Brad Banks

Prosecutor: Tj Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, balance suspended, In Home Detention for 180 days, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence,

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior II

Michael Ferenc

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Court imposes the balance of suspended sentence, 168 days, executed

Robert Spartley

Charge: Criminal Mischief

Defense Counsel: Andrew Vandenbosch

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, 6 days executed, supervised probation for 365 days, complete Batterer’s Intervention Program

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Troy Long

Charge: Battery

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, supervised probation for 365 days, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Superior I

Tianyve D. Stitts

Charge: Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine

Defense Counsel: David Rosselot

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 14,600 days, 12,775 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2,920 days, executed, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Derek L. Mcelroy

Charge: Intimidation

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 202 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Re-Entry Program, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Derek Mcelroy

Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine

Defense Counsel: Joshua Leicht

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 148 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, complete Re-Entry Program

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

Steven L. Williams

Charge: Dealing in Marijuana

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 14 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Nicole Lewis

Charge: Possession of Methamphetamine

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Justin Alter

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 913 days, 154 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Alisha Johnson

Charge: Dealing in a Synthetic Drug or Synthetic Drug Lookalike Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

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

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

Holly A. Conwell

Charge: Domestic Battery

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

BIRTHS

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

Howard Community Regional Health

Stephen Roger Kitts III

DOB: May 17, 2016

Sex: M Time: 11:10 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Meredith (Baszner) and Stephen Kitts II

Cora Lynn Rose Markley

DOB: May 14, 2016

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

Wt: 9 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Madira (Horn) and Eric Markley

Emma Riley Trott

DOB: May 10, 2016

Sex: F Time: 2:23 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Amanda (Fitch) and Douglas Trott

Annaleah Pearl Northern

DOB: May 11, 2016

Sex: F Time: 12:25 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kortney (Taylor) and Benjamin Northern

Rowan Oliver Alexander

DOB: May 6, 2016

Sex: M Time: 9:56 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Hailey and Chad Alexander

Victor Darrell La’Shawn Gregory

DOB: May 4, 2016

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

Wt: 6 lbs., 5 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Victoria Hicks and Victor Gregory

Zechariah James Booher

DOB: May 4, 2016

Sex: M Time: 12:21 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 8 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Lynn Anderson and Heath Booher

Tristan Kyrell Quarles

DOB: May 11, 2016

Sex: M Time: 4:19 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Teresa (Himes) and Thoams Quarles

St. Joseph Hospital

Ivy Raine Robinson

DOB: May 12, 2016

Sex: F Time: 11:34 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kelly (Trott) and Joel Robinson

Giselle Audriana Lopez

DOB: May 16, 2016

Sex: F Time: 9:02 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 12 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Tara (Downs) and Juan Lopez

Brayden Kyle Denny

DOB: May 12, 2016

Sex: M Time: 8:21 p.m.

Wt: 9 lbs., 10 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Lyndsey and Kyle Denny

Tessa Jo Atkins

DOB: May 19, 2016

Sex: F Time: 2:14 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Grace (Pier) and Nicholas Atkins

Clara Star Whitcomb

DOB: May 10, 2016

Sex: F Time: 6:31 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 6 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Mary (Centeno) and Anthony Whitcomb

Sophia Yvonne Swift

DOB: April 24, 2016

Sex: F Time: 8:29 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 6 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Anna and Joseph Swift

Darryl Edward Hensley III

DOB: May 10, 2016

Sex: M Time: 8:49 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

Parents’ name(s): KriSondra and Darryl Hensley Jr.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

May 18

Perryn R. Brown, Kokomo, 48

Tracy A. Freeman, Kokomo, 47

May 19

James P. Labert II, Kokomo, 36

Shawna R. Grimsley, Kokomo, 37

Michael W. Saywer, Sharpsville, 28

Stefanie E. Lawless, Kokomo, 33

Jeffrey W. Blout, Kokomo, 59

Diana L. Jackson, Kokomo, 59

Lance G. McKinney, Kokomo, 29

Breann R. Trine, Kokomo, 20

Vontae L. Lacey, Kokomo, 21

Breonna M. Hall, Kokomo, 20

May 20

Jessie V. Malone Jr., Kokomo, 53

Deborah K. Jarrett, Kokomo, 46

Adam R. Vernengo, Kokomo, 45

Sonia Flechtner, Carmel, Ind., 36

May 23

Robert J. Donahue, Kokomo, 66

Karen E. Degraffenreid, Kokomo, 61

Jonathan P. Goodridge, Kokomo, 31

Jamie S. Steiner, Kokomo, 30

Jeremy K. Reed, Kokomo, 38

Tina A. Beatty, Kokomo, 43

Brice M. Howell, Greentown, 24

Quenci L. Peper, Richview, IL., 21

Aaron M. Klemmensen, Greentown, 21

Kelly N. Reed, Greentown, 22

Howard E. Buchanan Jr., Kokomo, 37

Ashley D. Gibson, Kokomo, 30

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

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

Circuit Court

Thurs., June 2, 1:30 p.m.

Joshua L. and Dana Newsome, Petition to Modify

Fri., June 3, 9 a.m.

Krista and Mathew Mabb, Final Hearing

Naihoka D. Thomas and Ronnie L. Bond, Provisional Order

Amanda and Jacob Larmer, Status Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Amanda and Robert Ogle, Petition to Modify

Tues., June 7, 9 a.m.

Carla and William Davin, Final Hearing

11 a.m.

Cammi an George Forman, Citation

1:30 p.m.

Jeffrey and Angela Benware, Other

Wed., June 8, 1:30 p.m.

Christopher Hilsingerand Adline Drees, Visitation

Superior I

Mon., June 6, 1:30 p.m.

Phillip and Becky Kline, Petition to Modify

Superior II

Thurs., June 2, 11 a.m.

Joanna C. and Gerald W. Berndt, Citation

1:30 p.m.

Heather and Bart Taylor, Support Hearing

Mon., June 6, 9 a.m.

Tony and Amber Sears, Citation

Tabitha and Sean Elliott, Final Hearing

Jennifer and Jeremy Marr, Final Hearing

Amy and Christopher Sosbe, Provisional Order

Bryanna and Robert Kidwell, Provisional Order

Stephanie and Matthew Fewell, Status Hearing

Superior IV

Thurs., June 2, 9:30 a.m.

Ashley and Jerred Ausbrook, Provisional Order

10:30 a.m.

Leann and Christopher Baldwin, Provisional Order

11 a.m.

Desier and Jason Brannon, Show Cause

1:15 p.m.

Jennifer and Ryan Alexander, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Perri and Justin Crousore, Citation

Mon., June 6, 8:30 a.m.

Lisa and Jeffrey Boring, Petition to Modify

DIVORCE FILINGS

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

May 18

Victoria and Johnny Crisco Jr.

Karen and James Hodge

Ashley and Jarred Ausbrook

May 19

Debra and Daniel Ritz

May 20

Landon and Brooklyn Scena-Bolan

Theodore Longfellow and Jeanette Schafer

Audrey and Lawrence Brown

May 23

Bettysue and John Bertrand

May 24

Jerrica and Christopher Baldwin

DIVORCES GRANTED

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

Circuit Court

Brenda and Mark Strunk

Superior II

Jennette and Michael Bradley

Michelle and Carl Brocks

Melissa and Jeffrey Carpenter

Superior IV

Jennifer and Tyler Garber

Kathern and Shawn Faulstich

OBITUARIES

Bernard J. Behler

Bernard “Bernie” Joseph Behler, 91, Kokomo, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, May 9, 2016, at North Woods Village. He was born on May 13, 1924, in Lafayette, to Bernard “Ben” and Kathryn Schmidt Behler. He married Wanda Sexton Behler on January 11, 1947, and they were married for nearly 68 years. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2014.

Bernie and Wanda were devoted to each other and to their family, and they were dearly loved parents and grandparents. They were founding members of the Delco Dance Club, where they enjoyed ballroom dancing and forged fond friendships over many decades.

Bernie was a Veteran of World War II. Stationed in Northern France, his service was as an aircraft and aircraft weapon mechanic. He retired from the Kokomo Chrysler Casting Plant, where he worked as a pipefitter. Many of his happiest hours were spent working on old cars, and he was also an accomplished carpenter and woodworker. A list of the things made by or fixed by Bernie would be never-ending.

He is survived by three children, Joseph (Sandra) Behler, Glendale, Wisconsin, Thomas (Sheilia) Behler, Kokomo, and Rise Behler, Kokomo; four grandchildren, Drew (Amanda) Behler, Kokomo, Mary (Dan) Buckalew, Greenfield, Russell (Mary) Behler, Fox Point, Wisconsin, and James (Quinn) Behler, Medina, Ohio; and three great-granddaughters, Audrey Buckalew, Greenfield, Everett Behler, Medina, Ohio, and Vivienne Behler, Fox Point, Wisconsin, and one great-grandson, Dean Buckalew, Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Lou, and two sisters, Alberta, and Cornelia.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kokomo Rescue Mission. Messages of condolence may be expressed online atwww.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

Joan Borden

Joan “Joni” Borden, 79, Kokomo, Indiana, died peacefully on May 10, 2016, at home, with her loving family around her. Joni was born December 3, 1936, in Richmond, Indiana. She worked for Kroger in the Meat Department for 39 years. Her expertise was customer service. She considered all her customers and co-workers a part of her extended family.

Family was Joni’s passion and delight. She loved reminiscing about her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Holding her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in her arms were her fondest memories. She was thankful to the Lord, to allow her to hold the newest member of the family, Nikolai, in her arms last week. Her favorite pastime was watching sports whether it was family or one of her favorites on TV.

Joni and Bill were married and practiced their faith in St. Patrick’s Church. All three of their children attended St. Patrick and St. Joan of Arc Schools.

Everyone that came to know her discovered her fiery spirit, beautiful smile, and passionate heart. She was always a phone call away to help anyone in the family solve a problem or offer support.

Joni is survived by her husband, Bill, of 59 years; daughter, Shelly Hanson (Jim); son, Scott Borden (Carol); grandchildren, Courtney Klueh (Matt), Nick Renard (Tara), Cole Hanson, Cory Hanson, Aaron Hanson, Tiffany Hanson, Sean Hanson (Bridget); Sam Borden, Luke Borden, Will Borden, Jake Hamilton, Carter Hamilton, Steve Polk, Amanda Newport, and Lindsay Newport; great-grandchildren, Sebastian Klueh, Dimitri Klueh, Nikolai Klueh, Sadie Hanson, Jaylan Polk, Jaycee Polk, and Brandon Newport. Daughter, Denise, preceded her in death on May 12, 2012.

A tribute to Joni’s life may be viewed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may also be shared with her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home.

Amelia A. Carver

Amelia A. (Krych) Carver, 96, Kokomo, passed away, at home, on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:08am. She was born on August 3, 1919, in Elwood, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Ella (Haron) Krych. Amelia has been a member of St. Joan of Arc since her family moved here from Elwood to Kokomo when she was a young girl.

On April 10, 1948 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Kokomo, she married John H. Carver, and he survives.

Amelia was a 1937 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Kokomo Business College. She had been a secretary for Pure Oil Company, Shell American, and Schwartz Company.

Amelia had a special place in her heart for the Poor Clares. She had served St. Joan of Arc Parish in many voluntary roles such as: past president of the Alter Rosary Society, a seamstress for altar cloths and stoles for the priests, and the prayer chain coordinator. She was also an employee in charge of running the kitchen for both Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick School.

Amelia is survived by her husband, John H. Carver, Kokomo; sons, John H. Carver Jr., Bringhurst, James R. (Betty) Carver, Kokomo, and Thomas A. (Mona) Carver, South Carolina, along with seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, an infant brother, and two sisters.

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

Susan B. Stipek

Susan B. Stipek, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 7:43 pm on Friday, May 13, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was born on September 25, 1954, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Spencer & Clarabelle (Gotta) Howe. On March 13, 1982, she married Randy A. Stipek in Cushing, Oklahoma, and he survives.

Susan had worked at Walmart and Tyson Foods. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. She cherished the time spent with her children and her grandchildren and enjoyed word search puzzles.

Susan is survived by her husband, Randy A. Stipek, Kokomo; sons, Ryan Stipek (Amanda Huntsman), and Raymond Williams; grandchildren, Aerial, Garrett, Julian, Jacob, and Jaden Williams, and Heaven, Ocean, and Zlane Stipek; siblings, Cheryl (Bill) Doneghue, Sandy Croucher, Bruce (Sue) Howe, and Randy (Jenny) Howe, along with several nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Spencer and Clarabelle Howe.

Memorial contributions may be made in Susan’s memory to Peace Lutheran Church. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Nicholas S. Grell

Nicholas S. Grell, 26, Kokomo, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Community Howard Regional. He was born August 8, 1989, in South Bend, to David and Rosemary (Peterson) Grell.

He was a member of the Kokomo Fire Dragons.

Survivors include his mother, Rosemary (Don) Bushong, Kokomo; daughter, Nevaeh M. Sweigart Grell, Kokomo; brother, Alex (Chantel) Grell, Kokomo; sister, Brandy (James) Rowland, Fairfield, Ohio; niece, Teagan Grell; nephews, Jayden Scott Rowland and Kolten Raymond Rowland; a nephew on the way, Achilles Nicholas David Grell; grandfather, Jerry (Pat) Peterson; grandmother, Mary (Tom) Dukes; and grandmother and grandfather, Loretta and Rusty Jarrett.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Shirley and Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Contributions can be made to the funeral home to help the family with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Shirley A, Toyra

Shirley A. Toyra, 79, Kokomo, peacefully passed away at 5:20 am on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo. She was born on April 14, 1937, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, the daughter of Glenn Moore & Grace Lillian (Jarvis) Fouch. On March 31, 1979, she married Jack Toyra and he preceded her in death in 2013.

Shirley attended Kokomo High School. She loved being with her children and grandchildren. Shirley loved playing bingo, going to the casino’s, crocheting, painting in oils, baking and canning, antiquing, going to auctions, and bowling. Shirley and her husband Jack were snow birds, living in the upper peninsula of Michigan in the summer and Orlando, Florida in the winter. She was a dietary manager and when she retired she worked part time at Disney World and camped. Shirley was married to her first husband, SFC. Jerry E. Smith, who was in the Army, for over 20 years. They lived in Kansas, Germany, and New Jersey with their five children, retiring and moving to Indiana in 1971. Shirley was a member of Judson Road Christian Church.

Shirley is survived by her children, Robert E. (Rebecca) Smith, Kokomo, Teresa M. (Kevin) Sale, Terre Haute, Gerald E. (Pam) Smith, Wilcott, and Susan L. (Rex) Criswell, Denison, TX; grandchildren, Stacy Crockett, Jeremy Wyrick, Sara Kelly, J.D. Scott, Kenneth Ryan Criswell, Whitney Smith, Weston Smith, and Andrea Smith, along with 16 great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Gerald Fred, husband, Jack Toyra, daughter, Gail Ann Wyrick, brother, Jan Fouch.

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

June E. Snipes

June Evelyn Snipes, 92 of Kokomo and formerly of Atlanta and Fairmount died at 8:49 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 27, 1924 in Kokomo to Charles R. & Amie (Graham) Lacy. On August 14, 1943 she married Lewis F. Snipes and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1977.

June had worked at Delco in Kokomo, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Center Christian Church in Fairmount and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Prairie High School. June enjoyed quilting, word search books, gardening and canning.

Survivors include her six children, Ronnie Snipes and wife Barb, Lynn Miller and husband Phil, Anita Chalk and husband Bruce, Randy Snipes, Teena McGuire and husband Robert and Sandra Stout and husband Raymond.

She is also survived by18 grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Small, Christina (Andrew) Hayes, Rodney Snipes, Tony (LeeAnn) Miller, Ryan Chalk, Chad Totten, Kory (Hayley) Green, Amie (Eric) Whiteman, Andrew (April) Miller, Kendra Sprague, Eric (Amanda) Chalk, Annissa (Kevin) Happel, Heather (Ryan) McKay, Melissa (Lawrence) Scott, Darren (Kayla) Simms, Sara Chalk, Jacob (Kourtney) Simms and Brooke McGuire.

June has 30 great-grandchildren, Tiffany Randol, Tyler (Kiva) Small, Brayden Lucas, Lexi Brenneke, Levi Snipes, Kelcey Lucas, Dillon Snipes, Alden Lopez, Destiny Dill, Brook Long, Lexe Nelson, Christian Miller, Mason Whitted, Austin Dill, Grace Whiteman, Tyler Seward, Conner Hayes, Gaven Chalk, Nicolas Sprague, Evan Whiteman, Lauren Happel, Jocelyn McKay, Aiden Scott, Kaytlin Totten, William Whiteman, Kaleigh Scott, Blake Totten, Leah Happel, Carter Simms and Skylar Simms.

Her six great-great-grandchildren are Bailey Randol, Isabelle Randol, Leland Snipes, Emmalynn Small, Jordan Snipes and Jordan Lafountain.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Angela Miller, one brother, Fay Lacy and one sister Jean Salsbery.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in June’s honor may be made to either We Care Park, 2317 N. Lafountain, Kokomo, Indiana, 46901 or In His Image Church, 2940 E. 50 N., Kokomo, Indiana, 46901.

Travis C. Tidler

Travis C. Tidler, 45 of Dover, Delaware and formerly of Tipton and Kokomo, died in Dover on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born June 13, 1970 in Lebanon, Indiana to Phillip J. & Sue C. (Carter) Tidler.

Travis was a 1990 graduate of Kokomo High School and was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Kokomo. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Carri Randler and husband Christian and Lori Hugley and husband Nick, all of Sharpsville; six nieces and nephews.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Travis’ honor be made to Coordinated Assistance Ministries (CAM), 210 N. Market Street, #1, Kokomo, Indiana, 46901.

Donald W. Marcum

Donald Wayne “Don” Marcum, 75 of Tipton, and formerly of Kokomo and Sheridan, died at 1:04 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence. Don’s mother was Jennie F. (Wallace) Cline and he was born in Noblesville on February 21, 1941.

Don retired from Chrysler Corporation in 2004 after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958-1964. He enjoyed fishing, camping and watching NASCAR.

Don is survived by two sons, Steve Marcum and Bryan Marcum; three sisters and one brother, Judy Orr, Tipton, Margie Quick and husband Mike, Sheridan, Roberta Mendenhall and husband Mark, Lebanon and Molly Cline, Sheridan. He has three nephews and two nieces, Jeff Pumphrey, Scott Pumphrey, Amy (Mendenhall) Conley, Max Mendenhall and Angie (Quick) McNew.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the West Street Christian Church, 132 N. West Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256.

Matthew P. Moore

Matthew Phillip “Matt” Moore, 39, Kokomo, passed away at 12:08 am on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born on December 30, 1976, in Kokomo, the son of Hal Hughes Sr. & Linda Stonestreet. On May 10, 2010, he married Stacy Sharp, in Kokomo, and she survives.

Matt was a 1996 graduate of Kokomo High School. He was the manager of Critter Corner where he was employed for five years. He loved having cookouts, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially time spent with his children. Matt will be remembered for his great sense of humor and will be sadly missed.

Matt is survived by his wife, Stacy Moore, Kokomo; children, Mattison Moore, Dylan Moore, and special nephew that he helped raise, Nikko Cheek; father, Hal Hughes Sr. ;siblings, Leslie Emry, Katrina Hughes, Edie Hughes, all of Kokomo; nieces, Alisha Avery, Sarah Hornbeck, Linda Hornbeck; nephews, Corey Emry, James Douglas, and Sean Douglas, along with step-brothers, step-sisters, and lots of cousins; mother in-law and father-in-law, Penny and Steven Bitner; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Casey and Anthony Jones and Matthew Fewell.

Matt was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Stonestreet.

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

Allen L. Roach

Allen Lee Roach, 77, Kokomo, passed away at 9:39 am on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at his home. He was born on January 28, 1939, in Kokomo, the son of James L. Roach & Edith (Cook) Roach-Nelson.

Allen was a butcher and had worked for Millers Packing Company, Vetter’s Meat, Farm Boy Meats in Evansville, Standard Packing in Kokomo, and had also worked for Crown Point Cemetery. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church. Allen enjoyed helping others and woodworking.

Allen is survived by his children, Sue Caine (Gary Pickering), Kokomo, Allen (Candy) Roach, Silverdale, WA, Sherry (Roger) Ball, Do little Mills, IN, David A. Roach, Kokomo, Angel Roach, Evansville, Allen Roach Jr., Evansville and Angie O’Brien, Evansville; along with 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry Roach, Kokomo, and Patty Scott, Dayton, OH.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Rebecca “Becky” West, grandson, Derick Ball, sister, Helen Roach, brothers, Jim Roach, Bob Roach, Tom Nelson, and Donny Joe Nelson, and step-father, Grant Nelson.

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

Margie M. Helton

Margie Mae Helton, 88, Kokomo, passed away at 10:35am, Monday, May 16, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital Kokomo. She was born November 17, 1927, in South Bend, to Clarence J. and Olvie (Pfeiffer) Hoover. She graduated from Peru High School in 1939 then later graduated from beautician school in 1947. She worked for K-mart on 31 in Kokomo for many years, and also Indian Heights Elementary School in the cafeteria for many years. She was a member of New Hope Church, formerly Indian Heights Baptist Church for over 60 years. At the church she taught 4-5 year old classes, worked with the Awana program, and the care closet. She was the churches chief dishwasher. Margie loved reading her Bible and novels. Her favorite television channel was The Hallmark Channel which she watched faithfully. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter in law, Sherry Helton of Kokomo; daughter, Linda Hill and fiancé Kenneth Nolley both of Kokomo; son, Kenneth W. and wife Evelyn S. Helton of Bossier City, LA; sister, Aileen Hartleroad of Kokomo; brother, Darle and wife Brenda Hoover of Winter Haven, FL; sister, Marilyn Harris of Green Valley, AZ; grandson, David and wife Karrie Helton of Maryland; grandson, Chris and wife Kelly Helton of Kokomo; grandson in law, Matthew Hightower of Kokomo; granddaughter, Corrie Shull of Kokomo; granddaughter, Evelyn and husband Kyle Bateman of Kissimmee, FL; granddaughter, Jennifer Faulk of Collierville, TN; grandson, Kenneth B. Helton of Bossier City, LA; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild..

She was preceded in death by a son, Fred Helton, and a granddaughter, Mandy Hightower.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Church’s Kitchen Fund.

Curtis

A. McDorman

Curtis A. McDorman, 49, Kokomo, passed away at 6:43 pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Curtis’s memory to the Carver Center Boxing Program. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

Mary L. Krajewski

Mary Lou Krajewski, 86, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, for 17 years, passed away at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, In Health Park Hospital, Fort Myers. She was formerly of Kokomo. She was born April 13, 1930, in French Lick, Indiana, to Dwight Singer Sr. and Luella (Williams) Singer. She was married to William C. Krajewski, who survives.

She retired from General Motors in 1991 with 17 years of service. She graduated from Greentown High School in 1942 and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 195.

Survivors include her husband, William C. Krajewski; daughter, Carol Higley, Greentown; sons, Michael Smith, Naperville, Illinois, and Martin Smith (wife Kathy), Windfall; stepsons,Stan Krajewski (wife Sara), Portland, Oregon, and Matt Krajewski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; brother, Dwight Singer Jr. (wife Linda), Kokomo; brothers- and sisters-in- law, Ed and Mary Ann Krajewski, Jim and Donna Krajewski and Susan Krajewski; sister, Luella Margaret (Peggy) Duncan, Sharpsville; grandchildren, Steven Higley, Greentown, Trisha Harmon Vautaw, Augusta, Georgia, Jeff Harmon (wife Allison), Lafayette, Indiana, Mitchell Smith (wife Kathleen) Des Moines, Iowa, Sean Smith, Chicago, Illinois, Kevin Smith, Kokomo and Corey Dulworth, (wife Tammy), Tipton; great-grandchildren, Trent Vautaw, Texas, Jessica and Trevor Vautaw, Georgia, Makala Harmon, Kokomo, Julia Harmon, Lafayette, Lori Roberts, Lafayette, Jessi and Maggie Dulworth, Tipton, and Reagan and Baylie Smith, Kokomo; great-great grandchild, Iian Vautaw, Texas. Also surviving are her grand dogs, Bo and Cici, whom she always made sure to call and talk to on the answering machine. She loved her granddogs!

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Singer; sisters, Joy Myers, Susanna Sokol; son-in-law, Stephen Higley; brother-in-law, Bart Krajewski; and previous husband, Arthur “Sam” Simpson.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post 317, Greentown. Arrangements are being handled by Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, Greentown. Online condolences can be made at www.hasler-stout.com.

Jane Tragesser

Jane Ellen Arseneau Tragesser, 76, Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at her home. She was born May 4, 1940, in Peru, to Harold W. and Mildred (Turner) Ennis. She married William C. Arseneau in 1958, and he preceded her in death on January 25, 2000. On February 4, 2005, she married Fredrick I. Tragesser, at St. Joan of Arc in Kokomo, and he survives.

She graduated from Peru High School in 1958 and later worked for the DOD School System, Kokomo Center Schools, Martin Marietta Corporation, St. Joseph Hospital, Dukes Memorial Hospital, and the Early Childhood Learning Center. She was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for many years and was a professed Secular Franciscan. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and traveling and was an avid reader.

In addition to her husband, Frederick, she is survived by her children, Michelle R. (Timothy) Mort, Ovilla, Texas, Catherine M. (Steven) Dezelan, Kokomo, and Mark S. (Johanna) Arseneau, Aurora, Illinois; step-daughter, Marcie F. Carleton, Greenwood; grandchildren, Jenifer Donahue, Ohio, Justin Mort, Ohio, Jessica Mort, Ohio, Lindsy Jenkins, Kokomo, Zachary Arseneau, Illinois, Zoe Arseneau, Illinois, and Zella Arseneau, Illinois; step-granddaughter, Holli Sumpter, Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Riley, Sophi, Max, and Jocelyn; sister, Dollie M. Duling, Kokomo; godchild, Tressa Landa; godchildren, as well as nephews and nieces, Donald (Janice) Wray, Dennis (Diane) Wray, David (Sara) Wray, Derek (Rachel) Wray, and Debra Rahe; sisters-in-law, Annie Ennis, Florida, and Phyliss Beckner, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Karen (Chuck) Oldfather, Indiana, Donna (Keith) Zimmer, Indiana, Keith (Kim) Ennis, Indiana, and Krisan (Lonnie) Arthur, Illinois; all her Tragesser family, too numerous to mention; Lisa Arnold, her hugging buddy; and her and Fredrick’s dog, Jakob (you and dad enjoy each day).

She was preceded in death by her first husband; parents; twins, Mary and Joseph Arseneau; sisters, Patsy Berry and Betty Nolan; and brother, Donald Ennis.

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

John G. Welch

John Gilbert Welch, age 78, of St. Augustine, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring surrounded by his family. John was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from high school, he left Hawaii for the mainland to join the United States Air Force. John was trained and served as an engineer and flight instructor in the Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War, and later in Greenland, and retired after 20 years of service. In his life after the military, John worked as an Applications Engineer for Square D Electrical in Peru, Indiana, Tampa, Florida, and Seneca, South Carolina, before retiring in 2000. In his retirement John studied Theology and served in many different ministries including: Prison Fellowship, Addiction Counseling, and a Nursing Home Ministry. He was a member of San Sebastian Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program. John was also very patriotic and was a member of the American Legion, Disabled Veteran’s Association, and Vietnam Veteran Association. He was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. More than anything John was a man of great faith, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Welch of St. Augustine; a son, John D. Welch of Winter Haven, FL; daughters, Teresa Welch Wooley (Ted) of St. Augustine, FL, Cynthia Welch Perez of Kokoma, IN, Deborah Welch Wolfe of Russiaville, IN, Linda Welch of Winter Haven, FL; step-sons, David E. Dick of St. Augustine, FL, Steven Dick (Karen) of Swansea, IL; sisters, Joan Wela (George) of Hawaii, Juanita Kailihiwa of Turlock, CA; grandchildren, Nichole, Jennifer, James, Ashley, Robbie, Abbe, Mark, Britni, Ted Jr., and Matthew; and great-grandchildren, Rollin, Hayley, Jadien, Jack, Chase, Cate, T.J., Madison, Brantley, and Nolan.

St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David M. Jaenicke

David Marion Jaenicke, 94, Kokomo, passed away May 22, 2016. He was born September 14, 1921, in Roseau, Minnesota, the son of Guy and Amanda Jaenicke.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, David was employed as a tool and die maker by Cabot Corporation and retired after 36 years. David served as a volunteer at Howard Hospital for 23 years and also volunteered at the Red Cross.

David was a member of First Church of the Nazarene where he served as a former usher, children’s van driver and funeral dinner helper. He also was a 25 years member of Alto United Methodist Church where he was baptized and served as Trustee, usher and helped build the Education Wing.

David loved spending time with his family. He would drive them to his boyhood home in Minnesota for vacations where they enjoyed the farm and fishing at Lake of the Woods. David and Mary spent 18 winters as “snowbirds” in Florida. David and Mary were former members of the Cabot Campers and Square Dance Club.

David was a gentle, positive Christian man who was a joy to be around even when his health was failing.

Survivors include wife, Mary; son, Vincent (Kathy); daughters, Maureen Sue and Peggy Cropper (Tony); eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Linda White, Edith Breedlove, and Carol Cupp.

David was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul David; seven brothers; two sisters; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene or the American Lung Association. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Shirley and Stout Funeral Home.

Claudette

Casselman

Our loving mother, Claudette (Cadieux) Casselman, 72, Kokomo, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016. She was born June 7, 1943 Windsor, Ontario Canada to Archille and Irene (Paquette) Cadieux. She was of the Catholic faith. Claudette worked in retail sales for many years, and loved helping style women.

Claudette is survived by her four children, Yvonne Marie Wilson (Doug), James Casselman (Patty), Deborah Marie Akers (Mark) and Lisa Marie Huntley (Mark); her 11 grandchildren, whom she adored, Jennifer, Nathan, and Joseph Wilson, Kristen and John Casselman, Kristopher Akers (fiancee Amy) and Clinton Akers, Kacie Stucker (Capt. Clinton Stucker), Tiffany Mundell-Hegstad (fiance Nathan Whittamore), and Christina and Whitney Hegstad; her seven great-grandchildren, Lucas, Donovan, Alainey, Talya, Hayden, Zella Mae, and Hunter; and her siblings, Lillian Pfannes (Ed), Pauline Seifert, Diane Sarzynski (Mike), Susanne Ham (Greg).

She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal grandparents, William and Sophie Paquette; her paternal grandparents, Napoleon and Virgine Cadieux; her sister, Annette Cadieux; and her niece Jessica Cadieux.

Sunset Memory Garden handled the arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), 1601 Buick Lane, Kokomo, IN 46902. A tribute to Claudette’s life may be viewed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may be shared with her family.

Florence G. Jones

Florence Glee (Ennis) Jones, 89, Kokomo, passed away May 15, 2016. She was born in Bennet Switch, IN on July 12, 1926, the daughter of Bert and Mamie Ennis. Florence had worked and retired from Delco Electronics after 30 years. She was a kind and loving lady. Florence enjoyed nature and birds, and passed her retirement years crocheting afghans. She had been a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, the Moose, and the Elks.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jones, and her son, Randall Jones, and 1 great-great-grandchild, Keylon Gene Reed, and three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sons, Gregory Jones and Robert Record (Judith); her grandchildren, Gene, Robert, Sheila, Steve, Brian, Michael, and Heather; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 920 N. Washington Street, Kokomo, IN 46901. A tribute to Florence’s life may be viewed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com, where condolences may be shared with her family.

Charles W. Wilson

Charles W. “Charlie” Wilson, 81, Galveston, went home to be with the Lord at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Cass County, Indiana, to Harley B. and Lucille (Thompson) Wilson. He married Linda Farrer on Nov. 10, 1957, in Galveston. She preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2014.

Charlie and his brother Tom raised tomatoes for 50 years for Red Gold. His sons joined him in raising tomatoes, also. He was a lifetime member of the Galveston United Methodist Church, where he served on most all committees during his lifetime. He also carried mail as a rural route carrier for several years in the Galveston area. He was a member of the Cass County Rural Youth, where he met his lovely wife of 57 years, Linda. He served his country for six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Charlie served on the Cass County 4-H Club Association and was president for two years. He also served for 25 years on the Cass County Planning and Zoning Board. He served for 25 years on the Salin Bank and Trust Board and had been a member of the Cass County Purdue Alumni since its beginning. He was a longtime member of Indiana Farm Bureau and served on many state committees for several years. Charlie served on the Miami County and Cass County REMC board for 32-plus years and served as president for eight of those years. He was also a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving family include his children, daughter, Kim (Brian) Chapman, Carmel; sons, Kevin (Karen) Wilson, and Kory (Mary) Wilson, both of Walton, and Kurt Wilson, Galveston; grandchildren, Erin and husband Evan Maher, Lauren, Nick, Nate and Khyla; siblings, Tom (Barb) Wilson, Carol (Gene) Swank, Max (Pam) Wilson, Linda (Dave) Rouch, and Mary Lou (Hal) White.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Linda and infant brother David Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be given in Charlie’s honor to the Charles and Linda Wilson Fund in care of the Cass County Community Foundation or the Galveston United Methodist Church.

Larry B.

Capshaw Sr.

Larry B. Capshaw Sr., age 69, of Tipton, IN passed away on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on October 22, 1946 in Providence, KY to Rev. Herman and Margaret (Braden) Capshaw. On November 12, 1988 Larry married Lisa Ogden and she survives.

Larry was a member of Rock Prairie Baptist Church in Tipton and the United Auto Workers in Kokomo. He was a 1964 graduate of Providence High School in Kentucky and had served with the U.S. Army. Larry was a 2007 retiree from Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo.

In his spare time Larry enjoyed singing and playing his guitar or ukulele. He had played in various bands over the years and had formed his own known as as the “Wooden Nickle” Larry was very involved in his children’s sporting events throughout the years, at one point was a football coach for the Tipton Youth Football League

Survivors include his wife Lisa Capshaw of Tipton, his children; Laura (Joe) Socha of Noblesville, Lana Capshaw of Indianapolis, Lucky (Carrie) Capshaw of Tipton, Lisa Mary Capshaw of Lebanon, and Kacy (Aaron) McEvoy of Montpelier. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Kieran, Connor and Brenna McCormack, Charlotte and Jacob Socha, Melanie Capshaw, Dallas, Parker and Cora Capshaw and Meredith McEvoy. Other survivors include his four sisters; Ruth Owen of KY, Carolyn (Joe) Broussard of TN, Lynn Winstead of KY, Wanda Cartwright of KY and several nieces & nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; George Thomas, Herschel and Joe Capshaw.

Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to the American Lung Association.

Carol J. Norris

Carol J. Norris, 82, of Walton, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 18th at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was born June 8, 1933 in Morse Hill, Indiana to Lawrence and Mable (Maffey) Rumsey. She married William E. Norris on April 17, 1952 in Greensburg, Indiana and he preceded her in death September 19, 2014.

Carol served as a LPN for Forrest Park Health Care Center in Kokomo for 17 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and time spent with her granddaughters and family.

She is survived by her son, Kim Norris of Walton and daughter Kelly Layman of Walton. Granddaughters, Alisha Layman of Walton and Jessica Layman of Mishawaka. She is also survived by her sister Pat (Bill) Anderson of Greensburg and brother Mike (Suzanne) Rumsey of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William, infant daughter, Tamara Sue and son Gary, son-in-law, Brenton “Bink” Layman and sister Janet Rumsey.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home handled the arrangements. You may leave a special condolence to her family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

John E. Ousley

John E. Ousley, 68, of Kokomo, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at his home in Kokomo. He was born August 8, 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana to Winslow and Ola Belle (Russell) Ousley.

John married Sue Ann Williams on August 6, 1965 and she preceded him in death on November 24, 2006. He worked in Production for Haynes International for 39 years retiring in 2005.

John was an avid fisherman, he also enjoyed camping, cutting fire wood, mushroom hunting and he really enjoyed his grand kids.

Surviving family include his children, John R (Angela) Ousley, Bringhurst, IN; Troy (Robyn) Ousley, Kokomo, IN; and Dustina Ousley, Kokomo, IN. Surviving grandchildren include, Sarah, Dakota, Gavin, Brooklyn, Keyton and Braxton. One brother Joe (Linda) Ousley of Kokomo and one sister Donna Wamsher of Monticello also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sue Ann, granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Ousley and one brother, Paris Ousley.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to Feed The Children. Friends and family may leave a condolence for John’s family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

April D. Sparks

April D. (Fletcher) Sparks, 45, Kokomo, passed away Friday morning, May 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1970, in Kokomo, the daughter of Webb & Donna (Russell) Vincent. On February 3, 2009, she married Walter Fletcher and he survives.

April was a 1988 graduate of Kokomo High School. She was a homemaker and in 1995 founded Kings Kids Day Care. April was a member of Gospel Light Mission Church and enjoyed scrap booking, and loved her grandson Elijah with all her heart.

April is survived by her husband Walter Fletcher, Kokomo; parents, Webb & Donna Vincent, Kokomo; daughters, Breanna Sparks, Kokomo, and Kailee Sparks, Kokomo; grandson, Elijah Marr, and another grandson due in August; sister, Christy (Mike) Smith, Kokomo; mother-in-law, Clara Fletcher, Kokomo; grandmothers, Ann Vincent, and Wanda Russell, along with niece Kyndyll Vincent.

April was preceded in death by her brother, Brian Vincent, and grandfather, Pastor Leon Russell.

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

Tammy L. Kinney

Tammy Lee Kinney, 37, Kokomo, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born October 17, 1978, in Orange County, California, to Stephen Thomas and Gloria Jean Tandarich.

She attended Kokomo Christian Fellowship and was a member of the Bluffton YMCA. She also enjoyed spending time at Wells County Public Library.

She is survived by the father of her children, John Catlett; children, Dustin Wade Ellis, Jr., Mary Louise Lynn Catlett, and Katelyn Rose Marie Catlett; sister, Carol Culver; brothers, Stevie Tandarich, Bobby Meeks, and Joe Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley and Stout Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Thomas Silver

Thomas “Tom” Raymond Silver, 58, Greentown, went home to his Savior at 8:53 AM on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. He was born on February 2, 1958, in Lebanon, the son of Raymond & Joanna (Thompson) Silver. On June 3, 1978, he married his high school sweetheart and soul-mate, Janet L. Peterson and she survives.

Tom was a 1976 graduate of Taylor High School and a 1982 graduate of Purdue University School of Pharmacy, where he was a founding member of the Tau Chapter of Phi Delta Chi and a student DJ at Tarkington Hall. He was an active member of Crossroads Community Church and was beloved in his men’s group there. Tom was active in the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), the Isaak Walton League, the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He grew up serving with Boy Scout Troop 516, where he achieved the prestigious designation of Eagle Scout. He later became an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 528 and obtained membership in the Brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow. He worked as a clinical pharmacist at Community Howard Regional Health for 24 years, most recently at Community Howard Specialty Hospital.

Tom was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and soon-to-be grandfather. He prioritized his relationships with Jesus and his family above all else throughout his life. He loved geocaching, genealogy, music, tracking storms, and being a HAM radio operator under the call sign N9RPH. Among his favorite things were visiting with family, spending time outdoors, taking family vacations, and playing “’trieve” with his dog Emma.

Alongside Tom’s cherished wife Janet, surviving are his parents, Raymond and Joanna Silver, Kokomo; sons, Michael T. (Sara) Silver, Arcadia, and Daniel W. (fiancée Kristen) Silver, Greentown; brother, James L. (Robin) Silver, Greentown; parents-in-law, Gerald and Mary Ann Peterson, Greentown; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Joyce) Peterson, Kokomo, and Greg (Mary) Peterson, Greentown; half-brother-in-law, Shaun (Linda) Rowe, United Kingdom; and granddaughter, Margaret Tomlin Silver, due in September. Tom is also survived by nieces and nephews, Courtney (Ryan) Grezenko, Katherine Silver, Mitchell (Meg) Peterson, Amy (Derrick) Pickett, Douglas (Hannah) Peterson, Scott (Maria) Peterson, Kyle (Montana) Peterson, and Lora (Cameron) Barker; and great-nieces and nephews, Bodhi Grezenko, Gavin Peterson, Liam Peterson, Emilia Peterson, Isaiah Pickett, Ella Pickett, Titus Pickett, Griffin Pickett, Zachary Peterson, Vivian Peterson, Connor Peterson and his soon-to-be sibling, Alyssa Peterson, and Chase Peterson.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to The Warehouse Servant Ministries at Crossroads Community Church. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.hasler-stout.com.

Barbara J. Weber

Barbara J. Weber, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 4:45 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at her home. She was born on April 29, 1933, in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of the late Perry & Florence (Moskin) Fast.

Barbara was a 1951 graduate of Miami Senior High in Miami, Florida. She had worked for Chrysler Corporation for 10 years. Barbara was a former member of the Eagles, and UAW Local 685. She enjoyed playing Bingo, music, visiting with family and friends and was a very social person. Barbara’s house was always the gathering place for laughter and fun, and her door was always open to anyone and everyone.

Barbara is survived by her children, Evon (Zavrie) Whitfield, Kokomo, Carol (Mike) Wills, Kokomo, Sherry (Charlie) Betz, Kokomo, Richard “Craig” (Maria) Weber, Jacksonville, FL, and Laura (Michael) Spriggs, Kokomo; grandchildren, Ben Fowler, Angela Boyd, Sara Weber, Perri Acord, Savannah Weber-Lee, Mollie Bell, Kaili Wills, and Cori Wills; great-grandchildren, Hadley Edwards-Boyd, and Lenox Ewing; brothers, Joel Fast, Smyrna, GA, Sidney Fast, Miami, FL, and Sam Fast, Miami, FL..

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Marcia Friend, and Sandy Beatty, and best friends, Patty Karanikis, and Ione Brown.

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

Melissa Miller

Melissa (Kann) Miller, Kokomo, IN, completed her mission in this life and departed from us on May 22, 2016. She was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on October 30, 1956, to Elmer and Edith Kann who are both deceased. She was a compassionate, loving, and caring person who will be dearly missed by many. Her sister Shirley brought her and Preston Miller of Kokomo together in 1973, and in December of that year they married and for more than 42 years they were each other’s universe. She felt “very blessed in life.”

A spiritually centered person, Melissa was gifted with an artist’s eye for beauty and symmetry; she used her gift to create warmth and beauty in all her surroundings. Visitors to her home repeatedly commented on how comfortable it made them feel and how they could sense the love that was present. But her most endearing quality was the intensity with which she loved and cared for her family and friends. If you were in her orbit, she was your champion. Her sister, Kim said of Melissa, “She is beautiful in heart, a best friend and confidant, and an example for us all to be kind and generous to others.” Her niece, Rene, added: “I feel a deep love for Melissa and am honored to be her niece. She is the most compassionate, loving, and honest woman I have ever known. I admire everything about her, especially her strength and courage.” And from her niece, Beverly, “Melissa is a beautiful, compassionate, and selfless soul that always puts the welfare of others before her own – I love her to the moon and back.” Melissa’s other passion was reading and expanding her knowledge on a wide range of subjects; this resulted in a considerable personal library that she treasured.

Melissa graduated from Fairmont West-Side High School, in Fairmont, WV as a member of the class of 1974. She later attended classes at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, where she focused on medical administration. Her studies led to her becoming a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Over the course of her 17-year career, she worked for Hospitals in San Antonio; Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Colorado Springs, CO, and Morgantown, WV. She retired early to become a caregiver for her Mother that was followed by caring for her Father. Accustomed to being the one caring for others, Melissa was overwhelmed and humbled by the letters of support she received and by the number of people she learned that were praying for her recovery from cancer.

In addition to her husband Preston, she is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Shirley Miller, Russiaville, IN; Elbert (Mo) Moran, Kokomo, IN; Barbara Rowe, Fairmont, WV; Elmer Kann, Kokomo, IN; Kimberly (William) Thompson, Fairmont, WV, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Melissa shared special bonds with her sister Kimberly; her niece, Rene Sterling of Kokomo, IN; and her niece, Beverly Yates of Charleston, WV. She had a special place in her heart for her nephew, Tim Hill of Kokomo and her great niece, Jessica Yates of Charleston, WV. Melissa was also proud of her brother-in-law, William Thompson, for the loving care he gives to the residents of the Fairmont Arbors nursing home where he works, and for his devotion to her sister Kimberly.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Melissa would be deeply honored if donations were made in her name to one of her three favorite charities in Fairmont, WV: the Union Mission, the Sobrania Soup Opera, or the Marion County Humane Society. Melissa was very grateful for the love, friendship, and care she received from Julie Maggart and Debbie Zent of the St. Joseph Hospice.

Alonzo Henderson

Alonzo “Lon” Henderson passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016. Lon was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Junction City, Kentucky, to Herbert “Mike” Henderson and Ova (Collins) Henderson. On Dec. 14, 1979, he married Janet (Pyke).

Lon retired from the Chrysler Transmission Plant, where he worked as a carpenter. After retiring he, along with Greg Stephens, developed Honey Creek Hills subdivision in Russiaville. With a generous heart to help people and his talent as a carpenter, he was always busy working for someone. It seemed like a hobby to him, along with gardening, especially flowers. His faith and desire to bless people led him to Peru, South America and Nicaragua.

He attended McGrawsville United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed ushering, greeting everyone, and helping on many work projects with the Methodist Men’s group. His passion was ministering to incarcerated men, which he did for 40-plus years. He was involved with Prison Fellowship, Bill Glass Prison Ministry, Gospel Echoes, and more recently a mentor at the Miami Correctional Facility.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Jerry (Jan) Henderson, Franklin, Lorie (Warner) Homan, Noblesville, Coleman (Sally) Henderson, Sheridan, Jennifer Dessing, Kokomo, and Rachel (Brent) Wright, Kokomo; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lon was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Patricia Axum, Richard Henderson, and Jean Henderson.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Raman C. Briggs

Raman Clyde Briggs, 92, Kokomo, passed away on May 22, 2016. He was born November 4, 1923, in Holmen, Wisconsin, the son of George Wallis and Emma (Van Loon) Briggs. On February 14, 1953, he married Elda Moschell, at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Howard, South Dakota.

He graduated from Holmen High School, in Holmen, Wisconsin, in 1941, the University of Wisconsin, in River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1948, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1957. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was a High Speed Radio Operator during the invasion of Okinawa. He went on to work as a soil scientist for the Bureau of Reclamation in South Dakota and Wyoming, as a sales engineer for Stellite, in Kokomo, and Berko Electric, in Peru, and as a substitute teacher for twenty years at Kokomo High School.

Raman was a charter member of the Kokomo Barbershoppers, which was founded in 1967, and also held the offices of secretary and president of the Cardinal District of Indiana and Kentucky. He was named in the Cardinal Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a board member of the Kokomo Community Concerts and a member of the Kokomo Lions Club. He was also a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and Clerk of Session and was a member of the choir since 1957 and the Young at Heart Group. On August 4, 2010, there was a proclamation from the office of the mayor claiming that day as the Raman “Ray” Briggs Day in Kokomo.

In addition to his wife, Elda K. Briggs, he is survived by two sons, Tracy G. (Theresa) Briggs, Columbus, NE and children, Katherine “Katie” and Curtis Briggs, and John R. (Lynne) Briggs, Germantown, WI and children, Whitney, Caitlin, and Erin Briggs; and one daughter, Joyce L. Briggs Lantz, New Buffalo, MI and children, Emma and John “Jack” Lantz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lorraine Briggs (Donald) Huggett; brother, Earl (Katherine) Briggs; and two infant siblings.

Message of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Shirley and Stout Funeral Home.

Frank J. Dempsey

Frank J. Dempsey, 86, of Kokomo, formerly of South Bend, passed away at 2:53 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home.

Frank was born in South Bend, Indiana to the late Joseph P. and Theresa Collins Dempsey. He married Virginia “Ginny” Byrum on September 15, 1951. Frank worked as a salesman to supply barbers with products and equipment for most of his life. He formed his own family business in 1973, which he later sold to his son in 1994. He enjoyed his relationship with his former customers and frequently accompanied his son on his route in his later years. He also enjoyed bluegill fishing and mushroom hunting.

Frank is survived by his wife Virginia “Ginny” Dempsey; daughters, Donna (John) Werner of Rochester and Karen (Greg) Wittig of Knox; sons, Steve Dempsey of Kokomo and Jack Dempsey of Chicago; granddaughter, Sarah (Ian) Henisa of Indianapolis; grandsons, Ryan (Taylor) Wittig of Boston, MA, Chris (Cory) Wittig of Kailua, HI; great-grandson, Collin Wittig of Kailua, HI; sister, Carolyn (Ronald) Schmanske of Elkhart; and brother, Patrick (Barbara) Dempsey of Hendersonville, NC.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Louis (June) (Arlene) Dempsey.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In keeping with Frank’s wishes cremation is planned.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Guardian Angels Foundation at guardianangelhospice.com