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 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 5, 2001

 

Morris H. Jackson

Sept. 7, 1907-Aug. 21, 2001

Morris H. Jackson, 93, a resident of Clearwater, Fla. and a former resident of Shirley, died August 29 at Beverly Healthcare in Jonesboro, Ga.

Mr. Jackson was born September 2, 1907 in Maple Valley, the son of the late Robert B. and Verna B. (Morris) Jackson. He had owned and operated an auto repair shop in Shirley, a restaurant in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and was a member of the Shirley Masonic Lodge #531.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary E. (Brooks) Jackson of Clearwater; one son, Jerry D. Jackson of Stockbridge, Ga.; a sister, Florence Reger of Knightstown; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces.

His brother Robert Jackson preceded him in death.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 4 at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with Pastor James Jackson officiating. Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson were in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Friends Church.

 

Frances E. McCorkle

Mar. 19, 1914 – Sept. 1, 2001

Frances E. McCorkle, 87, died Saturday, September 1 in Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born March 19, 1914, the daughter of Charles and Vera (Noble) Warrick. On September 30, 1930, she married Howard I. McCorkle who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McCorkle lived all of her life in Rush County. She was a member of East Street Christian Church in Carthage where she served as secretary of the Christian Women’s Fellowship for 18 years. She was active in the Carthage Sewing Club, a homemaker, excellent seamstress and also enjoyed crocheting, quilting and crafts.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna J. (DelMonte) Wagner of Arlington; two brothers, Charles Warrick of Corydon, and Forrest Warrick of Brownsburg; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, two daughters Norma Jean and Janet Carol McCorkle preceded her in death.

Services will be held Wednesday (today) at Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel with Rev. David Bonne officiating. Burial will be in Town Cemetery, Carthage.

Visitation was Tuesday, September 4 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the East Street Christian Church or the donors favorite charity.

 

Lenora M. Baker-Kline

Jan. 26, 1925 – Sept. 3, 2001

Lenora M. Baker-Kline, 76, a resident of Greenfield, died Monday, September 3 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born January 26, 1925 in Spiceland, a daughter of the late Ralph and Eva (Murphy) Ramsey.

Mrs. Baker-Kline was retired from the Anderson Boling in Goshen. She owned a taxi service in Knightstown and was a waitress for several restaurants in Knightstown.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell C. Baker in 1959 and by her second husband Wilbur R. Kline in 1979.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 6 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Floyd Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation will be from Wednesday (today) from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 12, 2001

 

Kenrick A. Schweizer

Dec. 26, 1949 – Sept. 4, 2001

Kenrick A. Schweizer, 51, of New Castle and a former Knightstown resident, died Tuesday, September 4 at Henry County Memorial Hospital.

Schweizer was born December 26, 1949 in Richmond, a son of the late Kenrick A. Schweizer, Sr. and Dorothy Swaim Schweizer who survives.

He was a 1968 graduate of Knightstown High School and 1973 graduate of Murray State University. He was a member of the first football team at Knightstown High School in 1968 and a member of the semi-state baseball team in 1967. Ken was a Captain in the U.S. Army and had taught at Tri High School and coached basketball at both Tri and Knightstown.

Mr. Schweizer had served as vice president at both First National Bank and Bank One in Knightstown and at the time of his death, he was president of Kenrick Financial in New Castle. He was a member of the Knightstown American Legion.

Survivors besides his mother are one son, Ryan K. Schweizer of New Castle; two daughters, Jennifer A. Schweizer of Indianapolis and Jeannine Schweizer of Zionsville; one brother, Jeffrey E. Schweizer of Indianapolis; and two nephews, Aaron and Kenrick Schweizer of Indianapolis.

Services were held Saturday, September 8 at the Old Hoosier Gym in Knightstown with Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the Knightstown American Legion Post 152.

Visitation was held Friday, September 7 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel.

 

Grace “Lee” Vaughn

Feb. 14, 1944 – Sept. 5, 2001

Grace “Lee” Vaughn, 57, of Knightstown, died Wednesday, September 5 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. She was born in Pensacola, Fla. on February 14, 1944, and a daughter of the late Charles W. and Ella Mae (Burton) Cline, who survives.

Mrs. Vaughn was a graduate of Morton Memorial High School and married Marvin Eugene Vaughn on June 17, 1967. She was employed as a clerk by the Knightstown Utilities.

Other survivors with her husband and mother are three daughters, Sherry Pickett, Indianapolis, Shannon (husband, Matt) Young of Indianapolis, and Jessica Vaughn of Knightstown; three stepsons, Marshall of Carthage, Danny Vaughn, Greenfield and Jerry Vaughn of Indianapolis; four sisters, Darlene, Linda, Donna and Glenda Sue; four brothers, Charlie Cline of Lapel, Jimmy Cline of Fountain City, Dickie Cline of Greensburg, and Steve Townsend of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, September 10 at 10 a.m. at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel with Clinton Powell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, September 9 at the funeral home.

 

Roberta Ruth Dalrymple

Aug. 28, 1925 – Sept. 7, 2001

Roberta Ruth Dalrymple, 76, of Rushville, died Friday, September 7 at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born August 28, 1925, a daughter of the late Howard Hinshaw and Martha (Dewese) Hinshaw.

Mrs. Dalrymple had lived in Rush County since 1955. She was a member of the Carthage Friends Church, a past member of the Posey Township Home Ec. Club and was a State 4-H coordinator for the Charlois Association. She graduated from Olney Boarding School with the class of 1943. She married James R. Dalrymple Nov. 24, 1955 (Thanksgiving Day) and he died Oct. 24, 2000.

Survivors include twin sons, Phillip Dalrymple of Rushville and Ronnie Dalrymple of Indianapolis; two daughters, Brenda Gasser of Springport, and Donnie (husband, Dwain) Dearinger of Westfield; one brother, Chester Hinshaw of Sebring, Fla.; three sisters, Norma (husband, Donald) Atchinson of Salem, Ohio, Mary Ann (husband, Robert) Walton of Winona, Ohio; and Kathy (husband, Leroy) Holloway, Winter Park, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, September 10 at the Moster & Cox Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial was in the East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville.

Visitation was Sunday, September 9 at the funeral home. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Carthage Friends Church and/or the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 2001

 

Warren Wesley Gorman

May 11, 1936 – Sept. 15, 2001

Warren Wesley (Wes) Gorman, 65, Knightstown, died Saturday, September 15, at Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born May 11, 1936, a son of Robert and Ollie J. (Hamm) Gorman in Knightstown.

On December 31, 1979, he married Darlene Carol Peck and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked as a guard at Pendleton Reformatory. He was a member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church, Knightstown American Legion Post 152 and the Knightstown Masonic Lodge.

Other survivors with his wife are three sons, Tony Gorman of Virginia, David (daughter, Kelli) Parham and Kenneth Parham, both of Greenwood; two daughters, Jomyla Anderson of Virginia, Sheri Bowling, Knightstown and Lorretta (husband, Steve) Land of Carthage; one sister, Juanita (husband, Robert) Messick of Knightstown; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three brothers and two sisters.

Services were held Tuesday, September 18 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel, Knightstown with Pastor Steve Brackney officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was on Monday, September 17 at the funeral home.

 

Chris Brian Bitler

March 11, 1947 – Sept. 13, 2001

Chris Brian Bitler, 54, of Kentland died Thursday, September 13 at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer. He was born March 11, 1947 in New Castle, a son of George Robert and Betty Lou Cooper Bitler.

Mr. Bitler was a 1965 graduate of Spiceland High School and Purdue University where he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and a master’s degree in agricultural education. He was a member of Alpha Zeta and Ceries fraternities at Purdue. In the spring of 1969, he began his career in the Cooperative Extension Services of Purdue University as a youth agent in Morgan County. He served as Newton County Agricultural Educator for Purdue University where he was involved in the water quality team, land-use committee, the president of Step Ahead for seven years and planning commission for 25 years. He taught master gardening and pesticide training. Chris was a member of the Newton County Fair Board for 25 years. He was nationally recognized by his peers and in San Antonio, Texas, he received the Distinguished Service Award.

Bitler was a Rotarian and past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the rotary Club in Kentland. He coached PeeWee and Little League baseball and was past president of the Little League Assoc. He worked for Purdue for 32 years, 25 of those in Newton County. He was a member of the John Purdue Club and a member of Covenant Federated Church of Kentland.

In addition to his father of Knightstown, he is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Ann Cunningham, who he married in 1972; a son Jeffery Allen of Kentland; two daughters, Heather Ann of Lafayette and Sarah Elizabeth of Kentucky.

His mother and a brother, Robert Kent, and his grandparents preceded him in death.

Services were held Sunday, September 16 at Covenant Federated Church of Kentland with Rev. Robert Sherman officiating. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday, September 15 at McMullan-Stitz Funeral Home in Kentland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Federated Church and the American Cancer Society.

 

Mona L. Couch

June 23, 1917 – Sept. 12, 2001

Mona L. Couch, 84, Knightstown, died Wednesday, September 12 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield. She was born June 23, 1917 in Stacy Forde, Ky., a daughter of the late William Clinton and Mariah E. (Steele) Haney.

On August 22, 1936, she married Valva Couch who preceded her in death on January 15, 1997. Mrs. Couch was a retired seamstress having been employed by Indiana Rayon in Greenfield. She was a member of the Knightstown Church of God.

Survivors include one son, Luther (wife Myla) Couch, Fishers; two daughters, Freda Beatty of Knightstown and Irene (husband, Clifford) Smith of New Castle; two brothers, J. Clinton Haney of Georgia, and Walker Haney of New Castle; four sisters, Irene Downs, Mt. Sterling, Ky., Nancy Gillam, Anderson, Frances Egan, Florida and Grace Carter, Ft. Wayne; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by one son, two brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild.

Services were held Saturday, September 15 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown with Phillip Morgan officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Friday, September 14 at the funeral home.

 

Philip A. Rhodes

Apr. 13, 1928-Sept. 9, 2001

Knightstown native, Philip A. Rhodes, 73, died Sunday, September 9 at his residence in Bloomfield, Kent. He was born April 13, 1928.

He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran and a member of the American Legion. He retired from Chrysler Corp. and was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Cooley of Bloomfield; a daughter, Janice Garrett of Spiceland; two stepsons, Terry Butler of Rensselear, and Daniel Butler of Indianapolis; two brothers, Myron of Little Rock, Ark., and Jerry of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a grandchild; and two step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 15 at the Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Memorial Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Ky., handled arrangements.

 

James William Knight

Dec. 6, 1928 – Sept. 11, 2001

James William Knight, 72, of Advance, died Tuesday, September 11, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. He grew up in eastern Tennessee. He was born December 6, 1928 in Dayton, Oho, a son of Delbert Adam and Anna Mae Gentry Knight.

Mr. Knight was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Japan from 1946-49. A resident in Indianapolis until 1967, he worked for Indianapolis Power & Light and the N & W Railroad and Western Electric Installation for 26 years, retiring in 1982. He then contracted work reclaiming metals for the Chinese Government and installed communication systems with his son, Michael. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon and Hazelrigg Lodge 200 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doloris Ann Johnson LaCombe from Knightstown, whom he married November 16, 1981; a brother, one brother, three sisters, a half-sister and three grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, September 15 in Lebanon. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown with military graveside rites.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 26, 2001

 

Maxine E. Titus

Oct. 30, 1914 – Sept. 20, 2001

Maxine E. Titus, 86, a resident of Greenfield, died Thursday, September 20 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born October 30, 1914 in Knightstown, a daughter of the late Russell and Pearl (Paddock) Wilson. Maxine was a member of the Eden United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Eden Order of the Eastern Star and had worked for George Thomas Florist of Greenfield.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Holt and Carolyn Moran; one son, Gerald E. Titus, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Greenfield.

Her husband, Hiram R. Titus, preceded her in death on April 29, 1996.

Services were held Saturday, September 22 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with burial in McCray Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, September 21 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eden United Methodist Church.

 

Jama L. Jordan

Feb. 26, 1979 – Sept. 22, 2001

Jama L. Jordan died Saturday, September 22 at her residence in Anderson. She was born February 26, 1979 in Anderson, the daughter of James and Linda (Merchant) Jordan of Anderson.

Jama, a lifelong resident of Anderson, was in training as a home care assistant for Visiting Nurse and More of Anderson. She was a graduate of Highland High School Class of 1997 and a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

Besides her parents, she is survived by one brother, Kyle Jordan of Middletown; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Evelyn Merchant of Knightstown; paternal grandparent, Eva Garhart of Anderson; great-grandparents, Glenn Mattix of Knightstown and Jeannette Mattix of Greenfield; and an aunt and uncle, Jim and Jeannie Keith of Cape Coral, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Richard Jordan in 1964, and a cousin, Scott Reece in 1998.

Services will be Thursday, September 27 at 10 a.m. in the Robert D. Loose Funeral Home South Chapel, 200 West 53rd St., Anderson, with Amy Terrell of the South Meridian Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the Visiting Nurse and More at 1320 E. 53rd St., Anderson, IN 46013.