wedding

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

January 25

Adam K. Jones, 23, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession

of Methamphetamine

Nicole C. Lewis, 26, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Mercedez D. Main, 29, Possession

of

Paraphernalia

Mark G. Myer, 23, OWI Alcohol

Dennis K. Myrick Jr., 28,

Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 26

Christopher L. Campbell, 32, OWI

Alcohol, Resisting

Law

Enforcement

William J. Rogers, 36,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Julie A. Roseberry, 34,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

January 27

Darrian L. McDuffie,

22, Driving While

Suspended

Bryant C. Mossholder, 25, Possession of a Syringe, Child Neglect, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Warrant: Failure to Appear (2 Counts), Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts)

Alfonzo Richardson Jr., 33, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Lookalike Substance

Nicholas A. Shanks, 31, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Lookalike Substance, OWI Alcohol, Resisting Law Enforcement

Daniel T. Wagner, 41,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Dakota D. Wagoner, 23, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (2 Counts), Escape From Custody

January 28

Andrew W. Duke, 30, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (9 Counts),

Warrant: Failure to

Appear, Warrant: Theft

Katheryne E. Gonzalez, 27, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Lookalike Substance

Brian A. Oakes, 42, Warrant:

Non-

Support

January 29

Doran L. Brown, 29, OWI Alcohol

Rae A. Henninger, 37, Public Intoxication

Vincent Kelsey, 27, Possession of Marijuana, Possession

of Paraphernalia, Driving

While

Suspended

Mary J. Longfellow, 60,

Possession

of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Lookalike Substance

January 30

Jodie R. Bruce, 44, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession

of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance

Nicholas J. Gibson, 29, Warrant:

Failure to Appear (2 Counts)

Andrew J. Johnson, 36, Driving

While

Suspended

James B. Quirk, 25, Warrant:

Battery Resulting in Bodily

Injury,

Warrant: Domestic Battery

Nicole C. Soos, 28, Warrant: Failure to

Appear,

Possession

of Methamphetamine

Dominic C. Wilson, 24,

Warrant: Failure to Appear

January 31

Paul W. Bradley, 46, Driving

While

Suspended

Kati L. Chapel, 27, Burglary, Possession of Marijuana. Possession

of a

Controlled Substance

Herschel E. Hartley III, 59,

Possession

of Paraphernalia, OWI Endangering a Person, OWI Alcohol (2 Counts)

Benjamin D. Hicks Jr., 24, Possession

of Marijuana

Gregory S. Hood, 27, Intimidation, Non

Aggravated Criminal Recklessness,

Possession of Marijuana, Resisting Law Enforcement, Warrant: Theft

Jason B.

McFadden, 34,

Possession of Cocaine, Possession

of Methamphetamine

Shelby L. Purnell, 24, Possession

of Marijuana

Angela R. Whiteman, 36, Possession of a

Syringe, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine

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 25

Amber A. Bechtel, 26, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Timothy A. Bratcher, 41, Warrant: Contempt

of Court

Ryan L. Littleton, 23, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Brenton M. Pickett, 22, Warrant: Non-

Compliance

Tawon L. Wright, 34, Warrant: Contempt of Court

January 26

Tone D.

Maitlen, 30,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (3 Counts)

Devon J. Marks, 22, Driving

While

Suspended, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Bryce O. Smith, 24, Bond

Revocation

Hope A. White, 49, Warrant: Domestic Battery,

Warrant: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

January 27

Brittany R. Doty, 28, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Brandon L. Lengacher, 28, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Paula P. Maclin, 29, Driving

While

Suspended

Joshua D. Phelps, 29, Warrant: Battery

on a

Juvenile

Mark A. Porter, 53, Warrant: Failure to Appear

David L. Ray, 44, Warrant: Failure to Appear,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Benjamin M. Rayls, 33,

Warrant: Home Improvement Fraud

Roslynn A. Stoppel, 53,

Warrant:

Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Jolene R. Yard, 28,

Warrant:

Identity

Deception

(2 Counts), Warrant: Forgery

January 28

Sabastian A. Coffey, 22, OWI Alcohol, OWI Endangering a Person

Joshua J. Ebeling, 36, Carrying a Handgun Without a Permit, Criminal Recklessness, Resisting Law Enforcement, Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence (2 Counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance

January 29

Toby R. Hubbard, 45, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury

January 30

Summer R. Bailey-Hill, 31, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Jacob A. Foxx, 18, Theft

Conversion

Howard A. Slusher, 51, Warrant: Financial Institution Fraud,

Warrant: Forgery

January 31

Lindzey R. Bell, 33,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Brandon G. Davidson, 24, Warrant: Failure to Appear

Emily E.

Loe, 23,

Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Basil J.

McCoy, 26, Warrant: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Preston L. Trimarco, 31, Warrant: Residential Entry,

Warrant: Domestic Battery,

Warrant: 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 27

Daniel P. Lange, 42, OWI Alcohol

January 29

Zachary D. Thomas, 22, Theft

(4 Counts)

CRIMINAL SENTENCINGS

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

Circuit Court

Arbie Clay Jr.

Charge: Robbery, Disarming Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Law Enforcement, Battery Against a Safety Official, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 6 years, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2½ years, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2½ years, Count IV - Indiana Department of Corrections for 2½ years, Count V - 1 year, counts shall run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Tyler Dukes

Charge: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 26 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 26 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, counts shall run concurrently, no contact with victim, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Tonya Brown

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Court imposes 158 days of previously suspended sentence executed in Howard County Jail

Trisha R. Anderson

Charge: Forgery (2 Counts), Fraud (2 Counts)

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 30 months, 365 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 2 years, 1 year executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Howard County Jail for 30 months, 365 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count IV - Howard County Jail for 2 years, 1 year executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence,

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Brandi Bradley

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Mark Dabrowski

Prosecutor: Jeremy Peelle

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior IV

Seth McFarren

Charge: Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Scott McClelland

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 1,460 days, 216 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, no contact with victim

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Whitney Fording

Charge: Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence

Defense Counsel: Rodney Shrock

Prosecutor: Thomas White Jr.

Sentence: Court imposes 36 days of previously suspended sentence executed

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Tiffany Black

Charge: Criminal Trespass, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Thomas White

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 30 days, executed, Count II - Howard County Jail for 30 days executed, sentences shall run concurrently

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior III

Brandon Denis

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Financial Responsibility

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 60 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, attend Victim Impact Panel, license suspended for 180 days Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, 16 days executed, balance suspended

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

Luke Brown

Charge: Criminal Trespass

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Sydney Stafford

Charge: Battery, Illegal Consumption of Alcohol

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 180 days, 10 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for 6 months, Count II - Howard County Jail for 60 days, 10 days executed, balance suspended

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Derek Hanley

Charge: OWI, Resisting Law Enforcement

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 1 year, 10 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, license suspended for 90 days, attend Victim Impact Panel, complete Driving With a License Program, Howard County Jail for 1 year, 0 days executed, balance suspended, sentences shall run concurrently

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

Christopher Barnett

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: Steven Raquet

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 30 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for 6 months, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, license suspended for 180 days, attend Victim Impact Panel

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

Austin Drake

Charge: Conversion

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Christopher Young

Charge: Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 6 months, 2 days executed, balance suspended, unsupervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, complete 20 hours of community service

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

Charles Red

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

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, license suspended for 180 days, complete 20 hours of community service

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

Demetri Cosley

Charge: OWI

Defense Counsel: Matt Elkin

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, license suspended for 6 months

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

Kari Cannon

Charge: Driving While Suspended

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Mark Hurt

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 34 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, public defender fee

Mark Myers

Charge: OWI Endangering a Person

Defense Counsel: None

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, 6 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, Victim Impact Panel

Kaula Watkins

Charge: Aiding, Inducing, or causing Conversion

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Jakob Plake

Charge: Conversion

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

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior II

Shawn Mason

Charge: Criminal Trespass

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 18 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1507-F6-124, 34D02-1605-CM-116, and 34D02-1606-CM-132

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Shawn Mason

Charge: Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Criminal Mischief, Public Intoxication

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Count I - Howard County Jail for 365 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, supervised probation for 180 days, Count III - Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program, no contact with victim, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1605-CM-116, 34D02-F6-124, and 34D02-1606-CM-132

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Shawn Mason

Charge: Residential Entry

Defense Counsel: Katherine McMahan

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 913 days, 616 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1507-CM-123, 34D02-1605-CM-116, and 34D02-1606-CM-132

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Shawn Mason

Charge: Criminal Trespass

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 24 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, sentence shall run consecutive to 34D02-1507-F6-124, 34D04-1507-CM-123, and 34D02-1606-CM-132

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Rachelle Wilcox

Charge: Neglect of Dependant

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 18 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Beverly Harris

Charge: Conversion

Defense Counsel: Steve Raquet

Prosecutor: Hans Pate

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 1 year, suspended, unsupervised probation for 365 days

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Robert Beckley

Charge: Criminal Trespass

Defense Counsel: Matthew Elkin

Prosecutor: Joshua Elkin

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 218 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Porcha Brown

Charge: Theft

Defense Counsel: Katherine Noel

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 548 days, 22 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence

Fees: Court costs, probation fee, public defender fee

Jason Millard

Charge: Criminal Mischief

Defense Counsel: Craig Dechert

Prosecutor: Joshua McMahan

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 180 days, suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, pay restitution

Fees: Court costs, probation fee

Superior I

Steven Ramer

Charge: Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Defense Counsel: Stephanie Doran

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 548 days, 170 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

Rachelle R. Winchester

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Matthew McQuiston

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

Defense Counsel: Brent Dechert

Prosecutor: Thomas Rethlake

Sentence: Howard County Jail for 365 days, 4 days executed, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, complete Alcohol and Drug Program

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

Kiara D. Mckibben

Charge: Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Defense Counsel: Jeffrey Elftman

Prosecutor: Eric Grzegorski

Sentence: Indiana Department of Corrections for 730 days, 262 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

Bryan P. Stone

Charge: Dealing in Cocaine (4 Counts)

Defense Counsel: David Rosselot

Prosecutor: Ronald Byal

Sentence: Count I - Indiana Department of Corrections for 7,300 days, 5,475 days executed, 730 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count II - Indiana Department of Corrections for 7,300 days, 5,475 days executed, 730 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count III - Indiana Department of Corrections for 7,300 days, 5,475 days executed, 730 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, Count IV - Indiana Department of Corrections for 7,300 days, 5,475 days executed, 730 days executed on In Home Detention, balance suspended, supervised probation for balance of suspended sentence, counts I, II, III, and IV shall run concurrently, complete Alcohol and Program fee, pay restitution

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.

St. Joseph Hospital

Gryffin River Dunson

DOB: 12/30/2016

Sex: M Time: 5:42 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Jennifer (Sandlin) and Dorman Dunson

Emberly Lunsford

DOB: 1/24/2017

Sex: F Time: 5:34 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 7 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Tosha (Fording) and James Lunsford

Howard Community Regional Health

Desmond De’Shawn Clayton

DOB: 1/17/2017

Sex: M Time: 2:06 p.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 1 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Casey Owens and Henry Clayton

Draven Lee Johnson

DOB: 1/16/2017

Sex: M Time: 11:04 p.m.

Wt: 9 lbs., 1 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kimberly Phelps and Dewayne Johnson Jr.

Calla Lily Renn

DOB: 1/16/2017

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

Wt: 5 lbs., 6 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Heather (Burns) and Thomas Renn

Cora Ann Lowe

DOB: 1/17/2017

Sex: F Time: 9:07 a.m.

Wt: 7 lbs., 4 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kimberly (Adair) and Justin Lowe

Greyson Scott Wolford

DOB: 1/18/2017

Sex: M Time: 6:13 a.m.

Wt: 8 lbs., 6 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Shiane (Burger) and Jared Wolford

Kameron Lee Taflinger

DOB: 1/16/2017

Sex: M Time: 8:39 a.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Kailee Taflinger and Drew Holiday

Brentley James Lloyd Carroll

DOB: 1/22/2017

Sex: M Time: 1:51 p.m.

Wt: 6 lbs., 14 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Brooklyn Hancock and Britan Carroll

Lana Rose Corne

DOB: 1/23/2017

Sex: F Time: 2:37 p.m.

Wt: 9 lbs., 5 oz.

Parents’ name(s): Rachel (Walker) and Mark Corne

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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

January 24

Sidney Brown, Kokomo, 24

Sullivan Addison, Kokomo, 21

Anthony Freund, Kokomo, 32

Randi Freund, Kokomo, 27

January 25

Thomas Bowman, Kokomo, 63

Kristie Martin, Kokomo, 46

January 26

Donald Eaton Jr., Kokomo, 53

Tricia Kile, Kokomo, 46

January 27

Brant Janner, Kokomo, 37

Sarah Canady, Kokomo, 31

Daniel Sitzes, Kokomo, 46

Stephanie Sitzes, Fairmount, 43

January 30

Amie Nelson, Kokomo, 27

Christopher Smith, Kokomo, 31

Corey Black, Kokomo, 41

Natalie Howard, Kokomo, 43

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 26

Rebecca and Neil Davis

January 27

Samantha and Zachariah Trivett

Sarah and Gerry Dale

January 30

Benjamin and Nicholas Davis

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

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

Circuit Court

Wed., February 8, 9 a.m.

Jennifer and Daniel Hiatt, Citation

Kelly and Jason Hyman, Review Hearing

Thurs., February 9, 8:30 a.m.

William Jr., and Hope White, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Eric and Paula Preston, Support Hearing

Fri., February 10, 9 a.m.

Clayton and Mary Applington, Citation

Kathryne and Brian Foster, Final Hearing

Mon., February 13, 9 a.m.

Emily and Ernast Smith, Review Hearing

Tues., February 14, 1:30 p.m.

Leslie and Bradley Johnson, Show Cause

Superior I

Mon., February 13, 9 a.m.

Matthew and Tammy Rust, Other

1:30 p.m.

Brandy and Jeremy Johnston, Reappear

Shelley and Raymond Shelby, Reappear

Superior II

Wed., February 8, 8:30 a.m.

Evan and Richard Brewer, Custody Hearing

3 p.m.

Stephanie and Bryce Barnes, Final Hearing

Thurs., February 9, 8:30 a.m.

William Jr., and Hope White, Final Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Eric and Paula Preston, Support Hearing

Fri., February 10, 9 a.m.

Melinda and Chad Porter, Support Hearing

Mon., February 13, 9 a.m.

Daren and Breann McCorkle, Final Hearing

Tomika and Emmanuel Burks, Final Hearing

Daniel and Michelle Walker, Support Hearing

1:30 p.m.

Kimberly and Alexander McHaney, Custody Hearing

Tues., February 14, 2 p.m.

Brittney and Eldon Stamps, Review Hearing

Superior III

Mon., February 13, 9 a.m.

Tammy and Michael Ryan, Show Cause

Superior IV

Wed., February 8, 10 a.m.

Sherri and Norman Hale, Provisional Orders

Thurs., February 9, 9 a.m.

Tracy and Donald Wheeler, Final Hearing

10 a.m.

Sarah and Gerry Dale, Provisional Orders

1:30 p.m.

Ashley and Andrew Dalton, Final Hearing

Fri., February 10, 1:15 p.m.

Jessica and Kyle Baker, Petition to Modify

Mon., February 13, 8:30 a.m.

John and Robin Neese, Support Hearing

9 a.m.

Kenneth and Carol Savage, Final Hearing

2:30 p.m.

Kelsey and Bryan Graves, Final Hearing

DEATHS

James Rankin, 90

Date of Death: 12/20/2017

Cause of Death: Hypertensive Heart Disease, Failure to Thrive

Walter Estes, 74

Date of Death: 1219/2017

Cause of Death: Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Liver

Jackie Harner, 79

Date of Death: 12/16/2016

Cause of Death: Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed, Hypertension

Gary Draving, 78

Date of Death: 12/13/2016

Cause of Death: Chronic Respiratory Failure, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Obesity

Olivia Windlow, 32

Date of Death: 10/29/2016

Cause of Death: Heroin Toxicity

Carson Nuss, 17

Date of Death: 10/30/2016

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound

Michael A. Smith, 57

Date of Death: 12/16/2017

Cause of Death: Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Alcoholism

Pricilla D. Taylor, 75

Date of Death: 12/19/2016

Cause of Death: Sepsis, Urinary Tract Infection, Klebsiella Urinary Infection, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Everett Newton, 66

Date of Death: 12/18/2017

Cause of Death: Hypertension Heart Disease With Heart Failure

Larry Hall, 74

Date of Death: 12/08/2016

Cause of Death: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Ronald K. Seabolt, 64

Date of Death: 12/12/2016

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Coronary Artery Disease

Doris Morrical, 88

Date of Death: 12/14/2016

Cause of Death: Sepsis, Hyperglycemic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury

Bonnie Rawlings, 84

Date of Death: 12/12/2016

Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure, End Stage Cirrhosis, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Acute on Chronic Renal Failure

Keith Wright, 90

Date of Death: 12/12/2016

Cause of Death: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Hypertension

Charles Beougher, 94

Date of Death: 12/05/2016

Cause of Death: Vascular dementia, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Ronald Whitsett, 68

Date of Death: 12/14/2016

Cause of Death: Malignant Neoplasm of Liver

Cecill Speight, 87

Date of Death: 10/16/2016

Cause of Death: respiratory Failure Due to Acute Bronchitis on Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension

Geneva Hardy, 85

Date of Death: 12/06/2016

Cause of Death: Progressive Dementia, Failure to Thrive

Earnest Helvey, 72

Date of Death: 11/25/2016

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma to the head, Chest, and Abdomen, Two Vehicle Crash

William Rowland, 8

Date of Death: 11/05/2016

Cause of Death: Complications of Septic Shock Due to Pneumonia and Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorder

Woodcrow Luecke, 77

Date of Death: 12/10/2016

Cause of Death: acute Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Disease

Rita Wilcox, 63

Date of Death: 12/10/2016

Cause of Death: Malignant Neoplasm of the Lung, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Congestive Heart Failure Systolic, Pneumonia

OBITUARIES

Wanda Hutto

Wanda L. Hutto, 88, died peacefully in her home Friday, January 27, 2017. Born April 12, 1928, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Hutto, and siblings Earl Horton, Jr., and Oneeda Barker. She is survived by her son Rex Hutto and wife Kimberly of Kokomo; grandchildren Aaron Hutto of Clarksville, IN, Christina (Justin) MacDonald of Huber Heights, OH, Kenneth C. (Jenny) Hutto of Great Falls, MT, and Benjamin Hutto of Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Emily Hutto of Clarksville and Aiden Hutto, Hunter O’Brien, Corin MacDonald and Ian MacDonald, all of Huber Heights, OH; nephews Steve (Carol) Barker and Mike (Marcia) Barker of Kokomo and Vince Hawkins of Annandale, VA; and niece Micaela Hawkins of Annandale, VA.

Wanda was cared for lovingly, tenderly and tirelessly in her final months by her daughter-in-law Kimberly who personified the faithfulness of the biblical character Ruth to her mother-in-law Naomi (Ruth 1:14-18). One of Wanda’s final statements was, “She’s good to me.” Cousin-in-law Jack Myers, who was like a brother to her, and his wife Phyllis were faithful friends and helpers for many years after Kenny died. In addition, the Great Lakes Caring home health care team has certainly lived up to their name.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Missions Fund, 2000 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joseph Branch

Joseph Laverne Branch, 82, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:05 AM Thursday January 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo. Born August 1, 1934 in Kokomo, he was the son of the late William Laverne Branch and Dollis Arlene (James) Branch. On January 1, 1955 in Kokomo, he married Patty Ann Bitner. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2002. He was employed with Haynes International for over 30 years; also worked for Acru-line and Tate Industries. He was a member of Highland Park Church. He loved mathematics, working on computers, and woodworking.

Survivors include three sons Joseph Laverne Branch II of Austin, TX, Jacob Andrew (Sara) Branch and James William (Samantha) Branch, both of Kokomo; three daughters Joan Claire Branch of Kokomo, Kimmie Elaine Wooten of Peru, and Kathleen Anne Smith of Kokomo; two sisters Deborah Diane Branch and Christy Roseanne Clark, both of Kokomo; two sisters-in-law Jean Elizabeth Hughes and Connie Sue Cardwell, both of Oceanside, California. There are also 11 grandchildren Carrie, Anna, Jesse, Justin, Cassie, Amy, Austin, Malachi, Owen, Emma and Gavin; 10 great grandchildren Krystal, Bryanna, Josiah, Cally, Danyelle, Delaney, Grant, Jasper, Lively, and Roman and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister Onda Morris.

Ellers Mortuary handled the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Highland Park Church with envelopes available at the mortuary.

Norma Smallbone

Norma Jean Smallbone, 55, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 25 at North Woods Village. Norma was born on December 17, 1961 in California to Alvin and Margaret Harker.

Norma enjoyed watching The Walking Dead and murder mystery shows. She often worked in her yard on her strawberry garden. Norma was also an amazing cook. She loved being with her daughter and her three grandchildren. She was a very beautiful, tough and strong woman, and had a smile that could light up the room.

Norma accepted the Lord as her Savior on December 22, 2016.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Laura Delira; significant other Danny Blackburn; sisters Pamela Herring, Janet Cadieux, Joyce Swihart, and Penny Roberts; brother William Harker; and three grandchildren Kalab, Kamryn, an Fabian Delira.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Sarah Mae Harner and her brother Sam Owens.

Betty Oyler

Betty Louise Oyler went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2017, after an extended illness, while surrounded by her family at her home. She was born on April 28, 1924, in Groomsville, the daughter of Franklin P. and Rosa A. (Linson) Davenport. On January 8, 1942, she married Barton M. Oyler. They celebrated their 75th anniversary earlier this month.

She was the youngest of nine children and the lone survivor. Betty grew up in Russiaville and attended Russiaville schools and Kokomo High School.

Betty devoted her life to her family. She will be greatly missed by all of us and remembered for her incredible kindness and unconditional love. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, proud grandmother and a wonderful friend. She attended Shiloh Church and loved the Lord.

She is survived by her husband; two children, Joseph Barton Oyler and Jane Ann (Richard) Powell of Kokomo; four beloved grandchildren, Matthew (Jill) Powell, Marc (Stephanie) Powell, of Cincinnati, Dr. Christie (Norman) Oyler Camamile, of Zionsville, and Bart (Becky) Oyler, of Kokomo; eight great-grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, Sam and Ryan Powell, of Cincinnati, Camden and Olivia Oyler, of Kokomo, and Nicholas and Claire Louise Camamile, of Zionsville; and several dear nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; six sisters, Orpha Lamberson, Dorothy Davis, Gladys Butterworth, Edith Pearce, Maxine Ridgeway and Lily Belle Davenport; and two brothers, Charles Davenport and James Robert Davenport.

The family wishes to thank Julie Maggard and Sara Steele of St. Vincent Hospice for the care they gave this special lady.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to We Care. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com.

Wanda I. Phifer

Wanda Irene (McDorman) Phifer, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 1:45 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Golden Living Center Sycamore Village in Kokomo. She was born on November 7, 1930, in Kokomo, the daughter of the Late Charles & Dessie (Ratcliff) McDorman. On December 27, 1949, in Searcy, Arkansas, she married William O. Phifer and he preceded her in death on August 12, 2004.

Wanda was a member of Church of Christ and KOFF (Kids over Fifty Five). She enjoyed sewing and making crafts.

Wanda is survived by her children, Gloria D. (Tom) St. Clair, William A. (Cathy) Phifer, Brian K. Phifer, and Brenda K. Adams, along with 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary M. Kendall; sisters-in-law, Toni Phifer, Carolyn Phifer, Imajean Ward, and Elsie Nelson.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Thomas Phifer, daughter, Mary Christine Watson, sister, Bessie Molden, and brothers, Harold McDorman, Charles McDorman Jr., William A. McDorman, Earl L. McDorman.

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

Christopher Smith

Christopher Brian “Chris” Smith, 60, Kokomo, passed away at 10:38 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born May 27, 1956, in Kokomo, the son of Martin L. & Marian (Snyder) Smith. On June 22, 1991, he married Susan Powers and she survives.

Chris was a 1974 graduate of Haworth High School, where he was class president and played for the Haworth Huskies on the varsity football team as a fullback. In 1977 he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Horticulture. He then went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University at Kokomo, graduating with honors. Chris retired from the City of Kokomo after 33 years of service as a building superintendent for City Hall. Prior to City Hall he worked for the Parks Department. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting. Chris was a proud grandfather, always a great friend, and had a permanent place at the North-N-Tavern. We loved him for all of his great qualities including “Skippy”.

Chris is survived by his wife, Susan E. Smith, Kokomo; mother, Marian Victor; children, Joshua S. Smith, Alika C. Smith; step-children, Erin L. Emrick, Ryan Emrick, Marysa S. Stephens, and Aaron Stephens; grandchildren, Mary Kate Emrick, Riley Emrick, Cale Emrick, and Aaron T. Stephens; brother, Michael A. (Judy) Smith; sister-in-law, Sharon Smith.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, and brother, Dan R. Smith.

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

Vernon Sewell

Vernon Sewell, Kokomo, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at his home.

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

Robert Small

Robert Eugene Small, 85, Frankfort, passed away at 9:44 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born June 30, 1931, in Elwood, to Thomas Ray and Helen Jane (Brown) Small. On August 18, 1950, he married Jean Fallen, and she preceded him in death on February 12, 2001. On April 9, 2005, he married Rena F. Ruse, at Hillside Missionary Baptist Church, and she survives.

Robert served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He worked for Hoosier and Townsend Tree Service from 1947 to 1950, at Continental Steel from 1950 to 1957 and then at the Kokomo Post Office for 33 years before retiring. He joined Masonic Lodge #244 in Galveston in 1966, which is now Lodge #111 in Burlington. He was also a member of American Legion Post #414 in Burlington. Robert accepted his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, into his life in 1970 and was ordained a deacon in Hillside Missionary Baptist Church in 2001.

In addition to his wife, Rena Small, he is survived by his children, Carolyn (Robert) Schmitt, Michael Eugene (Debbie) Small and Robin Renee (Preston) Vincent; step-children, Carol Ruse (Gordon Kiger) and Wade (Staci) Ruse; sisters, Marylou Ellen Bowers and Lois Ann Ousley; half-brother, John Allen Bender; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Small, and brothers, C. Allen Small and William Howard Small.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Masonic Lodge #111 or the Burlington American Legion Post #414. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com.

Sharon Trischman

Sharon Kay Trischman, 68, Kokomo, passed away at 7:34 am on Friday, January 27, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. She was born December 18, 1948, in Columbus, OH, the daughter of Lawrence & Annabell Marie (Zeallear) Paul. On July 26, 1966, in Columbus, OH, she married James “Jim” Trischman and he survives.

Sharon had worked in her home doing childcare, as a nurses aid for St. Joseph’s Hospital, a realtor for F. C. Tucker/Tomlinson Realty and then for Re/Max Realty One. She was the top producer numerous times throughout her realtor career. Sharon took great pride in decorating her home.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Jim Trischman, Kokomo; mother, Annabell Marie Paul, Dayton, OH; children, Gina McDonald (Kenneth Land), Kokomo, Julie (Archie) Robertson, Kokomo, Tim Trischman (Amber VanNatter) Kokomo; grandchildren, Shauna Shanks (Robert Godbey), Jordyn Roach, Julian Shanks (Savannah Newton), Jessica Land, Madison VanNatter, Drew McDonald, Jake McDonald, Lucie Robertson, Amelia Trischman, Deuce Morgan, and Casen Trischman, along with 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews; sisters, Carolyn (Thomas “Tom”) Sheaks, Columbus, OH, Cindy (Ivan) Hull, Daytona, FL, Amy Jo (Donald) Parnell, Dayton, OH; sister-in-law, Sandy Paul.

Sharon was preceded in death by her father, and brother, Larry Paul II.

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

Mattie Otto

Mattie (Helmuth) Otto, 95, Sarasota, Florida, passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Hospice Hospital, Sarasota, Florida. She was born July 3, 1921, to Benj and Lizzie Helmuth. She married Albert Otto on Aug. 29, 1944, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Cal (Jean) Otto, Sarasota, Florida, and Linn (Marietta) Otto, North Adams, Michigan; three daughters, Mary (Dale) Bontrager, Harlan, Indiana, Barb (Patrick) Lataillade, Miramar, Florida, and Edith Miller, Fort Wayne, Indiana; son-in-law, Bill Tschiegg, Flora, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Noah (Edna ) Helmuth.

She was preceded in death by parents, Benj and Lizzie Helmuth; husband, Albert Otto; daughter, Arlene Tschiegg; grandson, Jason Otto; son-in-law, Sam Miller; two brothers, Joe Helmuth and Eli Helmuth; three sisters, Anna Beachy, Rebecca Helmuth and Mary Ann Bender.

Arrangements are being handled by Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, Greentown. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.

Lois Carter

Lois Karlene Carter of Russiaville, Indiana, was welcomed into eternity by her Heavenly Father at 9:30 pm, on the 28th of January, 2017 at the age of 79 after months of illness.

The warmth of her personal ministry continues to be felt beneath the hundreds of quilts she lovingly crafted for residents of Howard County nursing homes, those suffering sickness and loss, family, and friends. Her legacy of quiet, faithful service at Russiaville Friends Church, Kokomo Rescue Mission, in the WCTU, and through the regular sending of cards carries on through those she inspired by example. With every stitch of fabric, note of How Great Thou Art, and fragrance of carnations she will be affectionately remembered by many.

As she rejoins her husband Roy, and parents William and Mable Horine in Heaven, her surviving children, Lois (Mark) Anderson, Kokomo, Kent (Sue) Carter, Kokomo, Kyle Carter, Indianapolis; granddaughters Ashley Greer, Megan Anderson, and Abby (Troy) Simpson, of Kokomo; great-grandchildren Lilly and Hunter; and brother Doyle (Darlene) Horine celebrate her life.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Lois’ memory to Russiaville Friends Church or to the Kokomo Rescue Mission. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.

Deborah Carter

Deborah Kay Carter 64 passed away Thursday morning January 26, 2017 at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo IN. She was born February 15, 1952 in Batesville IN, the daughter of Peter and Evelyn (Morris) Benham. She is survived by one brother Robert (Doug) Benham, three sons Scott(Lisa)Williams, Robert “Mike”(Jennifer) Williams and Curtis(Jessica)Williams,six grandchildren Codi, Nicholas, Shelby, Alex, Jordan, Emma and five great-grandchildren Sadie, Gaberiel, Isaac, Beau and Aryana. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents Evelyn and Peter and siblings Dennis Benham and Rebbeca Bradburn.

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

Wilbur Howard

Wilbur Francis Howard, 75, Kokomo, passed away at 3:20 pm, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born February 4, 1941, in Centerville, PA, to Charles William Howard and Dora Geraldine (Gilson) Howard. He graduated from Spartansburg High School in Pennsylvania in 1959. On February 28, 2005, he married Margaret “Marty” Ann (Davis) Howard, and she survives.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964 and was stationed at Grissom Air Force Base. He worked for the Kokomo Fire Department from 1964-1992 and retired as a Battalion Chief. On February 10, 1991, he received a Certificate of Commendation from Mayor Sargent for his selfless act of saving five children from a house fire. He also worked for Shirley’s Furniture in Kokomo from 1964-1987 and worked for the city of Kokomo from 1999-2011 driving the senior bus. He was a member of the VFW Post 1152 and the Kokomo Police and Fire Department Retirement Association. Wilbur loved cooking on his grill and having family gatherings at his home. The family would like to give a special thank you to Mike and Sue Kilmer, who were friends and neighbors of 42 years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Kokomo; daughter, Ashley and husband Erik Dirks, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jakob and Eli Dirks, both of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Sharolyn A. Ziegler, of Fishers; step-son, Tim and wife Shannon Ziegler, of Tipton; step-grandchildren, Sean, Cori and Nichole; step-great-grandchildren, Makenna, Kolby and D.J.; brother, Edward and wife Elaine Howard, of Pennsylvania; brother, Stanley and wife Judy Howard, of Pennsylvania; sister, Shirley and husband Charles White, of Pennsylvania; and nephew and nieces, Kent, Harmony, Brandy, Tammy and Lesa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Shirley and Stout Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. Vincent Kokomo Foundation. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Francis Boyll

Francis “Junior” Boyll, 87, Kokomo, died at 7:45 pm on January 29, 2017, at Welbrooke Assisted Living Facility of Kokomo. He was born on September 10, 1929, in Greentown, the son of Wayne and Dora (Tuttle) Boyll. Junior married Mayme (Nation) Boyll who preceded him in death in 1999.

Junior retired as a group leader from General Motors after working there for 31 years. Prior to that, Junior served his country honorably in the United States Army as an MP, and spent his military career through various duty stations in Europe. He was a member of the American Legion Post 6, the 40 & 8, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Junior is survived by his son, Don (Ginger) Chasteen, grandson, Marc Chasteen, and nephews, Wayne (Pamela) Isaac, and Michael (Laura) Isaac

Junior was preceded in death by his parents, wife, niece, Lewanna Isaac, brother James Boyll, sisters, Carol Boyll and Helen Isaac, half-brother, Peter (Bud) Philapy and half-sister, Paula Philapy.

Stephen Rinehart

Stephen Keith Rinehart, Burlington Indiana, entered heaven’s gates on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born July 22, 1959, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Keith L. Rinehart and survived by mother, Jean (Stover) Rinehart, and his greatest joy, son, John Martin Rinehart, and fiancé Savannah Weathers. He is also survived by his sisters, Beth Taylor, of Oro Valley, AZ, (Mark), and Lynn Kissel, Zionsville; nieces, Sarah and Anne Kissel; brother, Jonathan Rinehart, Burlington; and daughter Tayler Rinehart. He was beloved by his family and the entire community.

He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1977 and drove a school bus for the corporation for 20 years. He was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Steve joined the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department in 1981 and was an active member for over 30 years. Steve was not just a member of this organization, it gave him great pride and he felt it was his calling. He was dedicated, loyal and brave. In addition to the fire department, Steve’s greatest happiness was working alongside younger brother Jon, and his cherished mentor and hero, dad, Keith. Steve enjoyed playing golf, spending time with friends and family, watching IU games, riding motorcycles and relaxing in the Arizona sunshine while visiting his son. He loved mushroom hunting and was gifted in finding the tiniest snakehead.

Stout & Son Funeral Home handled the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Burlington Volunteer Department, Burlington, IN 46915 or Indiana Volunteer Firefighter Association, PO Box 4797, Evansville, IN 47724. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com

Myra Custer

Myra Sue Custer, 76, Greentown was welcomed into eternity by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. She was at home on hospice surrounded by her husband and daughters.

She was born March 8, 1940 in Peru, Indiana to Albert and Pearl (Strebin) Hensler. She married Max Custer on February 14, 1960, and he survives.

She graduated from Eastern High School in 1958. She worked at State Bank of Greentown for 25 years. She also worked for Dr. William Begeman, DDS for 16 years and retired in 2004.

She was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was an excellent example to her children, always enjoying time shared with family. She devoted time and attention to her 5 grandchildren, instilling godly values that she passed on.

She enjoyed spending time at the lake with family and in Florida with her husband and friends. She had a love for gospel music and enjoyed attending the Quartet Convention in Gatlinburg, TN. She was in 2 Euchre Clubs and was a one-of-a-kind cake baker. She sang with a group called the “Midi Blenders” for several years. She was also active in the Greentown Glass Festival and worked on the election board. She was a member of the Greentown Research Club and a past 4-H member. She was very involved as a member of Jerome Christian Church and served on several committees there.

In addition to her husband of 56 years, Max, she is survived by her daughters, Marla (David) Dickerson, Carmel and Mona Horner, Fishers. Her precious grandchildren, Kayla Marko- South Carolina, Keegan (Kristin) Horner- Noblesville, Kinsey Horner-Wabash, Jared Dickerson-Ohio, Rachel Dickerson-Carmel, Sister-in –law, Carol Sue Hensler-Greentown, Brother-in-law, J. Arnold (Nancy) Custer-Greentown, several nieces and nephews, Ronda Smith-Marion, Andrea (David) Eikenberry-Greentown, Gregg (Cathy) Hensler-Greentown, Tonya (Joe) Wittig-Brownsburg, Jim (Lisa) Custer-Greentown, Stacy (Louis) Snyder-Greentown.

She was preceded in death by her parents- Albert and Pearl Hensler, brother-Max Hensler, nephew-Mark Custer, father and mother-in-law, Jessie and Dorothy Custer.

The family wishes to thank Amanda Sommers, RN and Becky Brew, HHA from Guardian Angel Hospice Care for the wonderful care they gave. A special thank you to Laura Agness, a family friend, for her countless hours of support to both Myra Sue and the whole family.

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

Lisa Jones

Lisa Marie (Seals) Jones, 42, Martinsville, passed away on January 30, 2017, at her home. She was born on March 28, 1974, the daughter of Ronald & Charlotte (Wallace) Seals. On March 2, 2016, she married Stanley Jones in Nashville, IN, and he survives.

Lisa was a 1992 graduate of Western High School and a 2012 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College where she received her Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting. She was currently employed with Chrysler Corporation for the last three years. Prior to Chrysler, Lisa worked as a waitress for Ryan’s Steak House and Damon’s.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Stanley Jones, Martinsville; children, Britney Bronson, and Kyle Johnston (Haley Cooper); grandchildren, Jace Bronson, and Zaiden Johnston, and Alec Cooper; parents, Ronald Seals and Charlotte Jones; brother, Steven Seals; niece, Brooklynn Seals; and nephews, Gavin Seals, and Devon Seals.

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

Melburn Booher

Melburn W. “Wayne” Booher, Sr., 74 of Windfall and formerly of Tipton, died at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born September 9, 1942 in Tipton to Melburn Hurbert and Nellie (Bradfield) Booher. On June 12, 1966 he married Joann Elizabeth Guffey and she survives. Wayne was a machine operator, working at Milbank Manufacturing until retiring in 2002.

Survivors include his wife Joann, one son, Melburn Wayne Booher, Jr. and wife Chelsie Marie of Sanderson, Florida; one sister, Rita Lewis of Tipton; three grandchildren, Jasmine Lee Booher, Corrina Sue Booher and Brennan Mason Woodroof. Wayne was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Booher and Larry Booher and three sisters, Wanita Barnes, Patty Crawford and Vickey Badgley.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Wayne’s honor may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204.

Mary Ripberger

Mary Lou Ripberger, age 81, formerly of Tipton and Kokomo, died at 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her daughter’s residence. She was born on December 14, 1935 in Peru to Henry E. & Esther L. (Wahlig) Thoennes. Mary Lou and Richard Carl Ripberger were married on November 22, 1956 in Peru and they shared 51 years of marriage until Rich’s passing on November 29, 2007.

She was an RN and full-time mom. Mary Lou was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Kokomo where she was very active. Her church activities included helping with funeral dinners, teaching CCD, driving a school bus, singing in a church group, serving as a Eucharistic minister and leading a bible study. Mary Lou was an associate member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Tipton and belonged to the Third Order of Franciscans. She was also active in various ecumenical groups throughout the years.

Mary Lou graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1956. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. She loved playing Euchre and Bridge, attending community concerts and going to Beef & Boards. She truly enjoyed her home in Siesta Key, Florida and spent many retirement years there where she was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Mary Lou is survived by three daughters and one son, Michele Renee Reishus and husband Neal, Kokomo, Kimberly Ann Fletcher and husband Tom, Monticello, Dean Francis Ripberger and wife Bonnie, Tipton and Julie Anne Wehrli and husband Mark, Carmel. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Renee Ripberger, Kokomo; one sister, Betty Ann McBride, Noblesville; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband Rich, one son, Richard Carl Ripberger II and one sister, Jane Ellen Hammond.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Mary Lou’s honor may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 South County Road 200 West, Kokomo, Indiana, 46902.

Brian Schwoerer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Mundell

Robert M. “Mike” Mundell, 60 of Tipton died at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born January 3, 1957 in Tipton to David W. and Ethel Mae (Pedigo) Mundell.

Mike worked for the Tipton Street Department for 32 years, retiring this month. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremiah Joseph Mundell and wife Amanda Rae, Indianapolis and Robert Michael Mundell, Jr. and wife Elizabeth Kay, Kokomo; one brother, Larry Allen Mundell and wife Judy, Tipton and one sister, Helen Mae Butcher and husband Bob, Tipton. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Khloe Lynn Mundell, Brodie Isaac Mundell, Camri Rae Mundell, Mercedes Renae Mundell, Mya Nicole Mundell, Mariah Lynn Mundell, Cloey Fay Marie Mundell, Gabriel Joseph Mundell and Tristan Michael Mundell.

Mike was preceded in death by one brother, David Wayne Mundell.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Mike’s honor may be made to IU Health University Hospital, 550 N. University Boulevard, Suite 6257, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202