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Larry G. Outcalt - February 07, 1943 - July 11, 2019

Departed: 07/11/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Larry G. Outcalt, 76, of Trafalgar, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born to Arthur and Helen (Sedam) Outcalt on February 7, 1943 in Edinburgh.
Larry was a veteran of the United States Army serving from September 1966 to September 1968. Larry married Rose M. (Payne) Outcalt on May 6, 1978, she survives. He worked for the Teamsters Local 135 for 27 years, retiring in 2003. Larry loved to go freshwater and deep-sea fishing in Florida. He also enjoyed riding on his motorcycle and to go horseback riding. Larry loved his family very much.
Besides his wife, Larry is survived by his children, Stacey Adams of Bargersville, Kimberly Outcalt of Columbus, Casey (Rick) Morgan of Trafalgar, and Beverly Proctor of Columbus; his sister, Linda (Bob) Lowe of Fishers; nine grandchildren: Tyler, Lacey, Torey, Shaylee, JJ, Nathan, Evelyn, Brian, and Jesse four great-grandchildren: Karson, Raylee, Renna and Mady an uncle; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Helen (Sedam) Outcalt; his brother, Jerry Outcalt; and his sister, Sandra Hacker.
Memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s honor to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
A gathering will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4-7p.m. at 105 S. Raymond Ave., Trafalgar, IN 46181. Private graveside services.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Helen M. Roberts - May 03, 1931 - April 30, 2019

Departed: 04/30/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Helen M. Roberts, 87 of Nineveh passed away at 2:15 a.m. April 30, 2019.
The Indianapolis, Indiana native was born May 3, 1931 to the late James F. Crail and Desse Decker Crail.
Helen was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother as well as an Elvis Presley fan.  She was a member of the Salvation Army Church and served as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army for 44 years. Helen is survived by her children; Annette (Elmer) Vibbert, Marcia (George) Foote, Geneviere Roberts, Elwood G. Roberts, Jr., Michael (Renee) Roberts and Dana (Wanda) Roberts, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elwood Roberts; daughters, Yvette Roberts, Vennissa Roberts, Robin Hollinghead, Gerri Roberts and Mari Rose Roberts; her son, Jean Roberts and her brother James Crail.
Visitation for Helen will be from 4pm to 8pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Jessen Funeral Home-Trafalgar Chapel.
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Roger A. Schwomeyer - October 06, 1941 - March 31, 2019

Departed: 03/31/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Roger A. Schwomeyer, 77, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born to Carl and Freeda (Whitlow) Schwomeyer on October 6, 1941 in Indianapolis.
Roger worked for Busch Stadium as a young man. He later worked at Mechanics Laundry. Roger also worked as a landscaper for Butler Garden Center for 25 years. He enjoyed watching baseball. Roger loved listening to old country music. He loved spending time with his family.
Roger is survived by his children, Greg Schwomeyer of Martinsville, Jeanna (Mike) Dillow of Martinsville, and Jennifer Schwomeyer (Tiffany) of Indianapolis; his brother, Jack Schwomeyer of Pittsboro; his grandchildren, Megan (David) Martin, Samantha (Kyle) Cridlin, and Lucas (Alise) Dillow; and his great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Hannah Martin, and Cooper and Emilia Cridlin.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Freeda (Whitlow) Schwomeyer; his brother, Bill Schwomeyer, and his sister, Wilma Brillo.
A graveside service will be Sunday, April 7th at 2 p.m. at Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville, IN. A gathering will be at the home of Mike and Jeanna Dillow following the graveside services.
Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Minnie Tedder - March 20, 1939 - March 23, 2019

Departed: 03/23/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Minnie (Brinson) Tedder, 80, of Greenwood, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019. She was born to Claude and Hazel Brinson on March 20, 1939 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Minnie spent her life being a homemaker. Minnie loved spending her time sewing and reading. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Minnie is survived by her children, Sedahia Tedder of Indianapolis, Scott Tedder of Indianapolis, Nathan Tedder Jr. of Indianapolis; and Andre Tedder of Nashville; her grandchildren, William Mendoza, Joseph Tedder, and James Conklin; and her great-grandchild, Lennoxx Mendoza.
Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Tedder; her parents, Claude and Hazel Brinson; her two children, Michelle Tedder and Tonia Conklin; her sister, Wink Brinson; her brother, Horace Brinson; and her granddaughter, Christina Tedder.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church 10701 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46235. Friends and family may gather at 12 p.m. at the church before the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Frank Oliver Jr. - October 07, 1927 - January 20, 2019

Departed: 01/20/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Frank Oliver Jr., 91, of Nineveh, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born to Frank Oliver and Violet (Higdon) Brock on October 7, 1927 in Harlan, Kentucky.
Frank was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a self-contracted house painter. Franks first priority was church. He was a member of the Locust Grove Pentecostal Church in Nineveh.  Frank loved to go fishing and do woodworking.
Frank is survived by his children, Harold Oliver, Violet Oliver-Stacy, and Frank Oliver III; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Oliver; his parents, Violet (Higdon) Brock and Frank Oliver; and his daughter, Shirley Oliver-Burkhart.
A visitation January 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service immediately following at Locust Grove Pentecostal Church, 3522 Peoga Rd., Nineveh, IN 46164. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jay Griffey. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Charles Meredith - July 09, 1947 - January 05, 2019

Departed: 01/05/2019 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Charles Meredith, 71, of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019. He was born to Charles and Mattie Meredith on July 9, 1947 in Elizabethtown, KY.
Charles loved being outdoors. He worked in the landscaping business for many years. Charles enjoyed going fishing and mushroom hunting. He had a passion for restoring old cars. Most of all, Charles loved spending time with his family.
Charles is survived by his children, Loretta White and Charles Wayne Meredith II; his three sisters, Louise, Marie, and Annie; his grandchildren, Heather Muench, Tim White, Devon White, Jesse White, Haley White, Brittany Wood, Cheyanne Meredith, and Kelsie Meredith; great-grandchildren, Gracie Bolton, Christian Burnett, Ben Meunch, Bryleah White, Skyler Meredith, Kaydence Meredith, Aryana Meredith, and Renaya Wood. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Rosanna Meredith.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters, Janie and Roseanne; and his son-in-law, Tim White.
A memorial service will be, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a service immediately following at Jessen Funeral Home, 800 W. Pearl St., Trafalgar, IN 46181.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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David Burtyn Weltich - July 25, 1945 - December 12, 2018

Departed: 12/12/2018 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: David Burtyn Weltich, 73, of Trafalgar, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018. David was born to the late Nick and Gene Weltich in Lafayette, Indiana.
David loved to read and cook in his spare time. He also collected books and DVD’s and loved spending time with his family.
David is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Gloria Weltich. One son, Nick Weltich (Jennifer) of Franklin. Two brothers, Steve Weltich (Joyce) of Orange Park, Florida, Jim Weltich (Patsy) of Farmersburg, Indiana. Two grandchildren, Tyler Weltich and Olivia Ehrlich.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3 P.M. at Compass Park Community Center, 590 State Street, Franklin.
Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Tyler Thomas Ferry - September 12, 1988 - March 15, 2018

Departed: 03/15/2018 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Tyler Thomas Ferry, 29, of Trafalgar, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born to Thomas and Kelly Ferry in the year of 1988.
Tyler loved his children and enjoyed spending time with them, he also loved going to Church.
Tyler is survived by both his parents; three children, Kinlee Ferry, Kingston Ferry and Kayson Ferry; two sisters, Annie E. Ferry and Sabrina McNeal and one brother, Brent Ferry; the mother of his children, Leslie N. Moss and many nieces and nephew and cousins.
A visitation will be held at Grace Tabernacle Church in Edinburgh, on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a service will be Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
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Julius R. Grabenhofer - September 14, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Departed: 01/12/2018 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Julius Grabenhofer, 90, of Nineveh, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.
He was born to Julius J. and Alta (Jones) Grabenhofer in 1927. After high school, Julius was enlisted in the Army. From 1960-1965 Julius worked for Ebsco Industries as a salesman in advertising. He loved building and making trails. He was an avid traveler.He was a part of the Masonic Lodge 514.
Julius is survived by his three children: Margie (Bob) Engelhart of Africa, Carol Grabenhofer of Jamestown, and Ronald (Irma) Grabenhofer of Nineveh, two grandchildren:  Amanda Grabenhofer, and Andrew (Melinda) Grabenhofer, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Pat Thomas.
A visitation will be Friday, January 19 from 4p.m. to 6p.m., Masonic Service will be at 5:45 at Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel 800 W. Pearl St., Trafalgar 46181.
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Velma Rose McCauley - November 11, 1924 - December 01, 2017

Departed: 12/01/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Velma Rose (Gill) McCauley, 93, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017 in Franklin. Velma was born November, 11, 1924 to Elroy and Ollie Blanche (Winkle) Gill in Boulder, Colorado.
She was a waitress for many years.  Velma enjoyed sewing, making crafts, flying with her husband, and playing bingo. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Throughout her life she lived in many locations, New Foundland, Guam, and Okinawa, while her husband was enlisted in the Navy and then with the Air Force in the Sea Bees division.
Velma is survived by her children, Sabrina (Ronand) Morris of Franklin and Michael (Karen) McCauley of Indianapolis, 4 grandchildren, Tanya, Lea, Thomas, and Ashley; 3 step- grandchildren, Daniel, Brandon and Kyle; 8 great-grandchildren, Ashton, Shelby, Preston, Logan, Eric, Luke, Ryland, and Aiden; 3 great-great grandchildren, Luke, Alice, and Lilly; and one sister, Dorothy McIntire of 29 Palms, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elroy and Ollie Blanche Gill; her husband, Clarence W. McCauley, three brothers, Lawrence, Clarence, Foyd ; and five sister, Agnes, Laura, Gracie, Blanche, and Peggy.
A celebration of life service will be conducted on Monday, December 4th at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Bible Baptist Church.
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Donald Erik Rabe - July 31, 1969 - November 07, 2017

Departed: 11/07/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Donald Erik Rabe, 48, of Trafalgar, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was born to George and Beverly Rabe.
Donald was a firefighter/paramedic for the Indianapolis Fire Department for 28 years.  He enjoyed fishing hunting, training dogs and teaching. Donald started Midwest FEMA in which he was in charge of.
Donald leaves behind his mother, Beverly Rabe of Trafalgar; daughter, Clara Devine of Florida; brothers, Charles Rabe of Trafalgar and Carl Rabe of North Caroline. He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Robby and a sister, Karen Louise.
A memorial service is being planned for a later a day.
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BettyJo Kirsch - July 23, 1933 - October 08, 2017

Departed: 10/08/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: BettyJo Kirsch, 84, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born on July 23, 1933, in Indianapolis, to Joseph and Bessie (Potter) Kirsch.
Over the years she worked for Johnathan Byrd’s Cafeteria and for Kroger.  BettyJo loved her family and her dogs. She travelled to Cuba and every state, in the United States, except Hawaii. BettyJo also enjoyed going to several world fairs.
BettyJo is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one sister.
There are no services planned, at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Linda Sue Kimbley - April 14, 1949 - July 11, 2017

Departed: 07/11/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Linda Sue (Mayes) Kimbley, 68, of Athol, Idaho died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Idaho. She was born on April 14, 1949, in Indianapolis, to her parents, Robert "Bob" Mayes and Judith (Sherill) Goode.
She enjoyed playing euchre, riding her bicycle, and music.
Linda is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kimbley of Athol, Idaho; three sisters, Lana Mayes, Diana Goode, and Lisa Mobley all of Franklin; and one brother, Michael Goode of South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Anette Fleetwood.
Rev. Todd Poynter will be conducting a funeral at 1:00p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar, Chapel 800 W. Pearl St. The family is hosting a visitation from 11a.m. until the time of the funeral, also on Friday.  Burial will be at Brown County Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville, Indiana.
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Cynthia Louann Freed - July 14, 1954 - June 24, 2017

Departed: 06/24/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Cynthia Louann (Haines) Freed, 62, of Trafalgar, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Nineveh. She was born on July 14, 1954, in Franklin, to her parents, Hayden Jr. and Doris Mae (Wilson) Haines.
She worked in the construction industry and attended classes at Ivy Tech; where she worked on her accounting degree. Cynthia enjoyed material scrapping and going to the Shelbyville Casino. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Cynthia is survived by her husband, Donald Freed of Nineveh; her son, Christopher E. Haines of Trafalgar, one sister, Pam (Doyle) Lawson of Taylorsville, and two grandchildren, Chris Jr. and Cody Haines.
She was preceded in death by her brother Freddie “Sam” Haines and a half-sister, Beverly Smith. There are no services planned, at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home
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Jerry Wayne Lanham - November 07, 1961 - June 21, 2017

Departed: 06/21/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Jerry Wayne Lanham, 55, of Trafalgar, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. He was born on November 7, 1961, in Franklin, to his parents, Ralph Thomas and Lois Murray (Hatfield) Lanham.
He was a construction worker and enjoyed building things. Jerry also liked working with pigeons and keeping roosters. He loved being outdoors.
Jerry is survived by his four sisters, Joyce Hunter of Indianapolis, Judy Asher of Trafalgar, Patty (Steven) Roddie of Franklin, and Becky Johnson of Indianapolis; and four brothers, Tommy (Pam) Lanham of Taylorsville, Billy Lanham of Trafalgar, Peter Lanham of Texas, and Mike (Kim) Lanham of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lois Lanham; one brother, Luke Lanham; and one sister, Norma Richardson.
The family is conducting a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel, 800 W. Pearl St. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m., until the time of the service, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Young's Creek Cemetery in Franklin.
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Steve O'Malley - December 09, 1946 - May 27, 2017

Departed: 05/27/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Steve O’Malley, 70, of Nineveh, died on Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born on December 09, 1946, in Berkeley, California to his parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Paugh) Conley.
He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed golfing, skiing and was proud of being on the circuit. He liked racing midget cars and competing in soap box derbies. Steve was an avid Oakland Raiders Fan and was devoutly Irish. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, his dogs, and attending the holiday family gatherings.
Steve is survived by his wife, Linda O’Malley of Nineveh; three children, James “Jimmy” Anthony Turner Jr. of Bloomington, Wendy Marie (Ken) Neville of Trafalgar, and Holly Anna (Dwayne W.) Howard of Longview, Washington; two sisters, Laura Day of Washington, and Joyce Hernandez of Kingsburg, California; one brother, Steve (Val) Conley of Oceanside, California; and eight grandchildren.
The family will be conducting a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2017 at Jessen Funeral home, Trafalgar Chapel, 800 W. Pearl St. A visitation will be held from 12 noon, until the time of the service, at the funeral home.
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Steve Albert Beauprez - May 12, 1947 - April 07, 2017

Departed: 04/07/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Steve Albert Beauprez, 69, Trafalgar, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Trafalgar. He was born on May 12, 1947, to his parents, Albert Beauprez and Mollie (Geick) Kurz. Steve married Jeanne Padgett on October 30, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Padgett) Beauprez of Trafalgar, a daughter, Jessica Oberbey of Trafalgar, his father, Albert Beauprez, and his mother, Mollie Kurz.
Steve was preceded in death by his son, James "Jimmy" Beauprez, two sisters, Sylvia Moore and Beverly Beayprez, one brother, Daniel Beauprez, his step-mother, Carol Beauprez, and his step-father, Donald Kurz.
He was an Army veteran, and a member of the VFW in Whiteland, where he served as the Post Commander, for several years. He also served as the VFW District Commander.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th at the Martinsville VFW, 1000 S Josephine St, Martinsville, IN 46151.
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Tricha K. Gold-Jophlin - March 13, 1953 - March 08, 2017

Departed: 03/08/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Tricha K. Gold-Jophlin, 63, of Nashville, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Columbus.
She was born on March 13, 1953, in Franklin, to her parents, Dwayne Baker and Nancy (Roach) Zeigler.
She was a waitress and an antique collector, collecting antiques for over 30 years.
She loved her grandkids and animals. She enjoyed WWE and candles (especially the patchouli scent).
She was very compassionate and kind, always willing to help those in need. Tricha always showed love and had a gift for everyone, regardless of the circumstances.
Tricha is survived by her children, Benjamin Jayson (Tonia Wechsler-Land) Gold of Nashville and Carey (Allen JimBob) Jones of Indianapolis; her parents, Dwayne Baker and Nancy Zeigler, both of Franklin; two sisters, Cindy Trent of Peru and Sherrie Zeigler Dudley of Whiteland, two brothers, Bobby (Libby) Zeigler of Nashville and Michael (Louise) Zeigler of Seymour; six grandchildren, Hannah Gold, Benjamin Gold, Cody Neville, Shay Neville, Madelynn Land and Dylan Wechsler; and three great-grandchildren, Malayah Miller, Kingston Miller and Kannon Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Jophlin.
The family will be hosting a celebration of life service at 2 pm. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Pine Tree Hills Clubhouse in Nashville.
Arrangements were entrusted with Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Geraldine Patterson - June 08, 1934 - March 04, 2017

Departed: 03/04/2017 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Geraldine (Coops) Patterson, 82, of Whiteland passed away on March 4, 2017, in Whiteland. She was born on June 08, 1934, in Cave City, Kentucky, to her parents, Melburn and Lucille (Roller) Coops.
She worked for the Benedix Corporation for 20 years and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Indiana, 423 Trafalgar Chapter. She enjoyed sewing quilts, cooking for her family and friends, and gardening.
Geraldine  is survived by her three children, Dennis W. (Lu) Patterson of Franklin, Connie (John) Patterson Carwile of New Whiteland, and Mark A. Patterson of Whiteland, two brothers, Milton (Doris) Coop of Grand Junction, Colorado and Paul C. Coop of San Antonio, Texas, two grandchildren, Brandon and Allison Patterson, and four great-grandchildren, Allyssa, Isaiah, Kyra, and Lucas Patterson.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Melburn and Lucille Coop, and a brother, Earl Wayne Coop.
The family will be conducting a funeral at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel. Burial will be in the Nineveh Cemetery, Nineveh, IN.
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Daniel Lynn Brockman - April 02, 1955 - December 14, 2016

Departed: 12/14/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Daniel Lynn Brockman, 61, of Nineveh, died Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016 in Nineveh. He was born on April 2, 1955, in Franklin, to his parents, James and Eula (Pendleton) Brockman. He married Judy (Pass) Brockman on January 18, 1975, at Rocklane Christian Church, in Greenwood, In.
He worked for Lear, running the injection presses. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Judy (Pass) Brockman of Nineveh, his mother, Eula (Pendleton) Brockman of Greenwood, three children, Kelly Brockman of Greenwood, Kindall (Josh) Ray of Linton, and Kyle Brockman of Indianapolis, a sister, Wanda Sue Swartz of Indianapolis, two brothers, Larry (Cindy) Brockman of Franklin and Jamie (Melissa) Brockman of Greenwood, and six grandchildren: Bryannah Burgett, Brayden Rowland, Shayla Rowland, Megan Ray, Jordan Ray, and Aspen Ray. He was preceded in death by his father, James Brockman
No services are planned at this time.
Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel, 800 W. Pearl Street, has been entrusted with arrangements. Information: 317-878-8008.
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Delmer Eugene Dillard - January 06, 1939 - November 20, 2016

Departed: 11/20/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Delmer Eugene Dillard, 77, of Trafalgar, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Morgantown. He was born January 6, 1939 in Lafayette, Tennessee to his parents, Paul and Molly (Lancaster) Dillard.
He was self-employed and owned his own salvage yard, for about 20 years. Delmer enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Delmer is survived by his children, Chuck (Lora Scroggins) Dillard of Martinsville, and Tammy (Frederick) Bay of Springville, one sister, Myrtle Love of Trafalgar, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma (Barnes) Dillard, a brother, James Dillard, and three sisters, Iola Andrews, Lizzie Bowman, Gracie Elliott.
The family will be hosting a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd. Burial will be at Nebo Cemetery, 3295 State Road 252, Martinsville, IN 46151. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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Linda Lou Kermode - January 28, 1951 - August 06, 2016

Departed: 08/06/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Linda Lou (Barnes) Kermode, 65, of Trafalgar, passed away Saturday August 6, 2016 in Columbus.
Linda was born Jan. 28, 1951 in Indianapolis to the late Leroy M. Sr. and Effie Mae (Hornaday) Barnes.
She was self-employed as a house cleaner and had worked for Beck Screening and Wavetek Electronics both in Beech Grove. She enjoyed sewing for her family and friends and decorating her house. She loved animals of all kinds, especially her two Yorkies, Sparky and Holly,
Rascal, the pit bull dog, donkeys, Eyore and Patches, Petey the parrot and the wild family of deer that came into her yard, Lulu, the mother deer and her babies.
She also enjoyed boating, camping and scratch off lotto tickets. Linda was the life of a party and if you told her something she would say “I know that!” Survivors include her husband, Arthur Kermode of Trafalgar, two daughters, Wendy Phelps of Indianapolis and Karrie (James) Miller of Trafalgar, three step-children, Sharon (Troy) Park of Bargersville, Karie Kermode of Indianapolis and Kenny Kermode of Greenwood, three sisters, Patricia Dudgeon and Karen (George) Rose both of Indianapolis
and Diana Phelps of Martinsville, two brothers, James Barnes and Leroy Barnes Jr. both of Indianapolis, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 13, 2016
at Nineveh Christian Church, 1231 E. 775 South, Nineveh, IN 46164.
Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel, is entrusted with arrangements.
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Carol Lucas - March 03, 1935 - July 26, 2016

Departed: 07/26/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Mr. Carol Lucas, 81, of Nashville, Indiana, died on July 26, 2016, in Columbus, Indiana. He was born in Brown County, Indiana, to his parents Fred and Elsie (Cooley) Lucas.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Carol is survived by his three children: Tresa Floyd of Indianapolis, Dianne Albertson of Brown County, and Dean (Nancy) Lucas of North Vernon, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, a two sister-in-laws: Linda Burleson of Arkansas, and Nola (Jack) Pryor of North Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Sue (Finley) Lucas.
The family is hosting a visitation from 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 29th,  at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, until the time of the service. A service will follow at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Henderson Cemetery in Brown County, Nashville, Indiana.
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Bettie Jean Crislip - July 31, 1933 - July 23, 2016

Departed: 07/23/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Bettie Jean Crislip, 82, of Trafalgar, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Ohio on July 31, 1933, to her parents Henry Leon and Emma Lou.
She, along with her husband, Del, were the owner-operators of the Southside Carpet Store, in Indianapolis. Bettie Jean used to work for the city of Beech Grove and was often deputized by the Beech Grove Police Department.
Bettie was an avid bowler.  She enjoyed snow skiing and was a long-time member of the Indianapolis Ski Club.  Additional memberships were in Eastern Star and Bunco Groups.  She used to play high school basketball and graduated a year early.  Bettie raised several rescued Alaskan malamutes/huskies. She loved donating to the Johnson County Humane Society, annually.
She is survived by her two daughters, Debora Crislip of Indianapolis, and Becky (John) McClain of San Diego, California.
Bettie Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Leon and Emma Lou and her husband, Delbert L. Crislip.
A Celebration of Life Service has taken place and no further services are planned. Please send any memorial contributions, in Bettie's honor, to the Johnson county Humane Society.
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Claude Feagan Wade - April 04, 1931 - July 09, 2016

Departed: 07/09/2016 (Trafalgar)
Obituary Preview: Claude Feagan Wade, 85, of Nineveh, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Nineveh. He was born on April 4, 1931, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to his parents Claude Davis and Gladys (Feagan) Wade. He married Veda (Tyson) Wade in Madisonville, Ky. on June 20, 1959.
He was an Entomologist and worked, as an apiarist, for the Department of Natural Resources, for the State of Indiana. He also was an army veteran, achieving the rank of Tech Sargent. He served in the Korean War between the years of 1953-1956, he also served in the National Guard for 8 years. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with his masters. Claude was a member of the Nineveh Christian Church, the Johnson County Garden Club, the Trafalgar Country Gardeners, and was a Master Gardener. He enjoyed writing articles for the Outdoor Indiana Magazine and the Garden Club. He also enjoyed fishing, bee keeping, photography, and was a wildlife enthusiast. He enjoyed serving the Lord, by going on short-term mission trips.
Claude is survived by his wife of 57 years, Veda Wade of Nineveh, three children, Karyn (Marion) Hakes of Franklin, C. Michael Wade, and Susan (Paul) Anderson, both of Nineveh, four grandchildren, Christopher Hakes, Jacob, Luke, and Rachel Anderson all of Nineveh, and two nephews, David (Susan) Chiles and Mike (Wanda) Chiles, both of Georgetown, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Ann Chiles
A service, with military honors, is being conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Nineveh Christian Church, 1261 E. 775 S. Nineveh, In. 46164. A visitation is being held from 10:00a.m. until the time of the service, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Trafalgar Chapel.
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