Bert Eugene Bennett, age 72, of Washington, passed away Wednesday. A memorial service will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, at the Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Washington Chapel.
Paul William “Smiley” DeMoss, 78, died at 1:47 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born July 10, 1934, the son of William Paul and Emma C. (Phillips) DeMoss. He was a e was a graduate of Elnora High School, a U.S. Army veteran, and a 53-year member of Masonic Lodge No. 678. He retired from McCord’s and from Perdue in 2000. He is survived by his wife Virgina Lee (Sullivan) DeMoss, who he married on June 4, 1955; two sons, Rick DeMoss of Elnora and Frank (Judy) DeMoss, of Florida; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a brother, Darwin DeMoss, and his parents. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Gill Funeral Home with Pastors Rex Thomas and Chris Coney officiating. Interment will be in Plainville Cemetery with military rites accorded at the gravesite. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and after 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Masonic Lodge No. 678. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com.
Phyllis D. Miller, age 70, of Petersburg, passed away Thursday, at 9:00 p.m. at the Golden Living Center in Petersburg. She was born in Uniontown, January 4, 1943, the daughter of Elmer and Lillian (Vanhoosier) Hall. She married Homer Miller and he died January 5, 2007. She is survived by two daughters, Regina Hinkle and Margie Speedy, one son, Larry Hall, six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, at the Willis Cemetery in Petersburg. There is no visitation.
Dorothy M. Traylor of Washington, of Washington passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Washington Free Methodist Church with visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Iva Public Cemetery in Otwell. The Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Catherine "Jeanette" Riney, age 92, of Washington, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Washington, on April 13, 1921, the daughter of Michael P. and Anna E. (Stone) Sahm. She was a 1939 graduate of Washington Catholic High School and was a homemaker. She was also a bookkeeper for local businessnes for many years, the job was working at Ward and Hudson's Ford Garage. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Legion of Mary, and RSVP. She volunteered in the nursing homes and at Emerald House. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Ken (Jan) Riney of Terre Haute, and Steve (Pat) Riney of Washington: six grandchildren, Cindy Palmer of Evansville, Melissa Traylor of St. Joe's Michigan, Christy Riney of California, Eric Shrader of Painesville, Ohio, Shane Stephens of Terre Haute, and Matt Riney of Washington; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Naomi Sahm, Virginia Sahm, and Juanita Hughes, and one brother, J. Clarence Sahm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with FAther Gordon Mann as celebrant Burial will follow in St. John Cemeter
Linda Ann Thompson, age 65, of Washington, passed away Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at her residence. She was born in Washington, November 26, 1947, the daughter of Walter and Georgia (Bline) Osmon. She was a 1965 graduate of Washington High School and Lockyear Business College in Evansville, She worked at the Daviess Community Hospital for over 42 years. She is survived by her husband, John E. Thompson, who she married November 26, 2983, on son, Christopher (Sharon) Banks of Washington; and two grandaughters, Ashley Banks and Allison Banks, of Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Sugarland Memory Gardens, with Pastor Shawn Otto officiating. There will be no visitation. The Ed Lee Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Particia A. Mumma, age 69, of Washington, died Monday, at her residence. She was born May 29, 1944, in Greene County, the daughter of Julian and Pauline (Huey) Duncan. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and had been a clerk at John Oil Co./Big Foot. She was also a Pink Lady at the Daviess Community Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl L. Mumma of Washington and Polly Hall of Bicknell; five grandchildren, Shelby Atchley, Kimberly Hall, Angie Long, Nathanial Long, and Tyler Long; 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Jean Mauder of Haysville. Her husband, Lacey L. Mumma, sr., whom she married August 1, 1964, died January 22, 2011. Besides her husband, she was presceded in death by a son, Lacey Mumma, jr. in 1966, her parents, and a sister, Barbara Carrico. The funeral will be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Washington Chapel, with Rev. George Faith officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Kenneth R. Walls, age 72, of Washington, died Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home
Robert Lee “Bobby” Sherfick, age 43, of Lebanon, formerly of Shoals, died Thursday at his residence in Lebanon. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.queenlee.com
Lois Jean Malotte, age 80 of Petersburg, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at teh Golden Living Center in Petersburg. She was born in Washington, January 10, 1933, the daughter of Thoedore adn Ada (Jenne) Cook. She married Blythe Mallot and he died November 7, 1980. She had worked as a unit clerk at the Daivess Community Hospital, in Washington. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Shawhan and Beverly Sturgeon, on brother, Gordon Cook, five grandchildren and t great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, June 8, at the Martin Cemetery, Petersburg. Arrangements were handeled by the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Clay Earl Robinson, 95, Otwell, passed away Thursday at Amber Manor in Petersburg. He was born March 24, 1918 in Daviess County to Earl Robinson and Mary (Gilly) Robinson. He was a graduate of Washington High School and served in the Air Force during WWII. On Oct. 20, 1939, he married Helen Perkins Robinson. She passed away on Oct. 20, 1987. He retired from Naval Avionics in Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother Jack Robinson, and son Terry Robinson. He is survived by his son Larry (Diana) Robinson of Franklin, Ind., grandchildren Gary Robinson of Franklin, Ind., Curt Robinson of Indianapolis, Matthew Robinson of Mooresville, Ind., and Mark Robinson of Greenwood, Ind. Seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as one sister, Virginia Mock of Whiteland, Ind., one brother Gene Robinson of Wheatland, Ind., former companion Inez Robinson of Otwell, daughter in law Avalon Robinson of Greenwood, Ind., and several nieces and nephews also survive.Berta A. Davis, age 50, of Shoals, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at her home. Sghe was born in Bedford, February 1, 1963, the daughter of Osmo and Violet (Holt) Perry. She had battled cancer for four years. She graduated from high school in Terre Haute and earned a business degree from Vincennes University. She attended the Shoals Church of the Nazarene and was a life-time memver of the Loogootee VFW Ladies Auxillary. She is survived by her fiance, Tyce Young of Shoals, daughters, Priscilla McCaulley and Partirica Jones, both of Shoals, a son, Joshua Davis of Shoals; five grandchildren, Brayden Sourdike, Addison McCaulley, Abbigail Jones, Jayden Jones, and Tessa Davis; six sisters, Sandy Sherfick, Viola Hembree, Diana Riker, Brenda Jewell, Tammy Bledsoe, and Susie Mesarosh: four brothers, Bobby Sherfick, Roscoe Petty, Kenny Holt, and Osmo Petty. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Donna Sherfick Kent. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com
Samuel Ray Knepp, age64, of Washington, died at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was born March 6, 1949, in Daviess County, the son of Joseph and Viola (Lengacher) Knepp. He was a carpenter and a member of Pleasantville Mennonite Church. He is survived by two daughters, Samantha (Gary) Knepp of Montgomery, Michelle Knepp of Odon; a stepdaughter, Andrea Riker of Otwell; two brothers, Joseph (Lois) Knepp Jr. and Howard (Jean) Knepp, both of Loogootee; seven sisters, Dorothy Knepp of Loogootee, Fannie (Ernest) Graber of Odon, Lillie (Norman) Wagler of Montgomery, Rosanna (Lester) Knepp of Loogootee, Sarah (Ernest) Graber of Montgomery, Delores (Paul) Miller of Odon and Loretta (William) Graber of Odon; and 10 grandchildren. His wife, Kimberly Jo (Welton) Knepp is deceased. His parents; one son, Chad Knepp; and one brother, Lewis Knepp, are also deceased. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at Pleasantview Fellowship Hall, with Noah Knepp, Gerald Graber and Kenny Steman officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are being made through Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home.
Joseph Creech, age 54, of Otwell, passed away at 3:35 p.m. June 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Perry County, Kentucky, February 9, 1959, the son of Evert and Marie (Conley) Creech. both deceased. He is survived by four sisters, Evalena Hart, Alma Cook, Phyllis Foster, and Loucinda Davis. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at Vincent Cemetery. There is no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg.
Carl A. Daily, age 58, of Washington, died at 10:27 a.m. Monday at Daviess Community Hospital. Born June 26, 1954, in Washington, he was the son of Thomas and Betty (McCord) Daily. He was a 1972 graduate of Washington Catholic High School. While in high school he went to the state finals as a swimmer. He loved playing golf and played slow pitch softball for a number of years for Davis Trucking, winning many championships as their pitcher. He was employed at Perdue Farms Inc. as a third shift maintenance supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Hartzburg) Daily, whom he married Oct. 12, 1984; one daughter, Cassie (Tom) Miller of Newburgh; one son, Brandon Alton of Greenfield; one sister, Jean Neukam of Washington; and two brothers, Michael Daily of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gary Daily of Washington. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Pastor Wayne Neeley officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.edleemortuary.com
Juanita S. “Joni” Schreiber, age 73, of Petersburg, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. She was born in Pikeville, February 3, 1940, the daughter of Hershel Russell and Eidty Hopper Russell. She married Robert Schreiber, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Nick McQueen of Bridgeport, Illinois, and David Reynolds of Louisville, Kentucky; two daughters, Tina Mahoney of Louisville, Kentucky, and Krista Schriber, of Austin, Texas; and two sisters, Helen Morton of Winslow, and Inez King of Petersburg. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at River of Life Fellowship Church, Petersburg, with Rev. Jim Gibcomb officiating. Burial will be in Cup Creek Cemetery in Pikeville. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are being made through Harris Funeral Homes.
Gary David Fields, age 68, a former Washington resident, passed away Wednesday in Old Town in a motorcycle accident. He was born May 5, 1945, to LaVon (Solomon) and Vincent G. Fields in Washington and was a long time resident until moving to Florida. He graduated from Washington High School in 1965 and served two years in the USMC during 1966-1968. He was a Vietnam disabled veteran, receiving the Purple Heart and expert rifleman badge. He leaves behind four children; one son, Cam and wife Wendy Fields of Florida, and three daughters, Tiffany (Fields) and husband Les Osborn of Petersburg, Shawna (Fields) and husband William Fox of Washington, Amanda (Fields) and husband Jamie Walls of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Garrett Walls, Leslie Osborn, Ashley Fields, Jaden Fox, all of Petersburg, and Sadie Fields of Vincennes; three great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren, Tessa Arnold, Paige Arnold, Dallas Brown, Ethen Arnold and Amy Arnold, and two stepgreat-grandchildren, all of Florida. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce Lane of Vincennes and Debbie Fields of Washington; and a brother, Doug Fields of Ohio. His mother, father and a sister, Patti Drew, preceded him in death. He requested to be cremated and his ashes spread on Monteagle in Tennessee. A memorial service only will be held at Ed Lee Mortuary Saturday, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a eulogy. Preferred memorials would be a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project. One time donation forms will be available or go to www.woundedwarriorporject.org/donate and click on one time gift donation.
Ernestine “Ernie” M. (Michitsch) Klees, age 87, of Washington, passed away Monday at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to parents Hedwig and Ferdinand Michitsch. She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Klees on June 12, 1948 and he passed away September 24, 2001. Ernie is survived by her three children: Kathleen Gardner of Stow, Ohio; Chris (Tom) Tucker of Washington; and Bill (Yvonne) Klees of Evansville. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Coughlin of Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren: Gary, Tricia and Tracy Gardner; Tommy (Lauren) Tucker; Mike (Alisha) Klees, Matt Klees and Megan Klees; two stepgrandchildren, Kelly Jarvis and Cindy Pepper; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Erin, Molly and Blake Jarvis, and Nicole and Philip Pepper. Ernie was such a well-loved and cherished wonderful woman by all who knew her. She was always sharing her beautiful smile with everyone. She was known as a “hugger,” lover of gardening, animals, golfing, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and her family and friends. She was also known for her passion for the holidays, her famous rum balls and peanut brittle. Ernie had gorgeous penmanship, impeccable organization skills and memory, and kept a dedicated journal of all her travels and experiences. She was very involved in her community, in such organizations as Tri Kappa Sorority, Caring and Sharing, Welcome Wagon, Washington Country Club Ladies Golf League, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, and enjoyed a monthly wine and cheese afternoon with her dearest lady friends. Memorial contributions can be made to the Catholic Community of Washington, Daviess Community Hospital Foundation, and the Washington Country Club Ladies Golf Association. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, with a wake service at 3:30 p.m. and a Tri Kappa service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Arrangements are being made through Ed Lee Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.edleemortuary.com
Alice Jean Pridemore, age 87, of Washington, passed away at 10:18 a.m. Thursday, at the Washington Nursing Center. She was born in Urbana, Illinois, November 11, 1925, the daughter of Melvin V.and Iva (Claytor) Horton. After the deaths of her parents she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Agnes and Robert Moore, and raised in Odin, Illinois. She was a 1942 graduate of Salem High School in Salem, Illinois. Following graduation, she worked as a telegraph operator for the B&O Railroad in Huron, Indiana, until her marriage to Maurice "Glen" Pridemore on Mar 15, 1947. Later in life, she worked at the Daivess Commuinty Hospital from many years until her retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters: Rebecca Lynn Woodruff of Vincennes, Mary Ruth Leonard of Washington, and Martha L. (Rick) Seal of Evansville: a sister, Janet Spillman and a brother, Louis H. Moore, both of Washington; a half-brother, James Rieser, of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her adoptive parents. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ed Lee Mortuary, at 1:00 p.m. Monday. Visitaion will be Monday, at the funeral home, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.edleemortuary.com
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at East Union Cemetery with Pastor Steve Dayton officiating. There will be no visitation. Condolences can be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com
Sherry L. Arvin, 61, Washington, passed away Thursday at Daviess Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1952 in Daviess County to Raymond Neukam, Jr., and Naomi (Wilcoxen) Neukam. She was a graduate of Washington High School and received her QMA from Vincennes University- Jasper campus. She married Jack L. Arvin on Nov. 22, 1974 and he survives. Sherry was a member of the Aikman Creek Baptist Church and had a passion for mushroom hunting, fishing, gardening, going to casinos and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had worked at US Rubber Plant, retired from UPS where she had been a driver and then worked at the 57 Liquor store. She is preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her husband, sons Robert Austin Wilson II, of Belleville, Ill., and Brent Allen Wilson of Washington, daughter Stacey Dawn Arvin of Washington, 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Three brothers, Steve Neukam, Danny Neukam, and David Neukam, all of Washington also survive. Services will be at noon Monday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. Ron Raymond officiating. Burial will be in the Aikman Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com.
Wayne Malotte, age87, of Petersburg, died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Petersburg, November 3, 1925, the son of Fred and Jessie (Wyatt) Malotte. He was married to Charlotte Fay (Crews) Malotte for 62 years and she passed away March 3, 2012. He owned Ready-Mix. He is survived by two sons: Mike (Patricia) Malotte of Petersburg, and Fred (Rebecca) Malotte of Haubstadt; a daughter, Jane (Jerry) Nelson of Davenport: a sister, Mary Markham of Petersburg: six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Rev. Mel Camp officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery. Visitation is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and after 8:00 a.m. Monday at the church. The Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Gerald Warner, age 31, of Sholas, died unexpectedly at his residence in Shoals at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013. He was born in Jasper, October 24, 1981, the son of Ralph Waldo and Phyllis Kay (Sanders) Warner. He was a member of the Shoals Church of the Nazarene, and wa Chaplain of the Shoals Fraternal Order of Eagles, Airie #2442. He was a 2000 graduate of Shoals High School and an avid fan of Shoals High School sports and IU Basketball. He was employed by R.J.'s Food Mart and helped out at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. He is survived by his mother: maternal grandparents, Jerry and Kay Sanders of Shoals; paternal grandmother, Midlred Warner of Shoals; two aunts, Karla (Bill) Henry and Retha Hert, both of Shoals; two uncles, Douglas (Valarie) Sanders of Terre Haute, and Roay and Janet Warner of Shoals; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, with a Fraternal Order of Eagles service at 6 p.m. Preferred memorials may be made to the Shoals Church of the Nazarene or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.queenlee.com
Mildred E. McDonald, age 86, of Washington, died at 9:50 p.m. Monday at Washington Nursing Center. Born Aug. 25, 1927, in Van Lear, Ky., she was the daughter of James Arthur and Alta (Pride) Trowbridge. She attended Princeton High School. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Darrell Arnett of Washington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Shirley McDonald of Washington, and Steve and Brenda McDonald of Odon; five grandchildren, Alan McDonald of Mason, Ohio, Scott McDonald of Chandler, Ariz., Melinda McCrary of Vincennes, Heather Oxley of Dale, and Tyler McDonald of Odon; one sister, Linda Strange of Indianapolis; two brothers, Arthur Richard “Bud” Trowbridge of Washington, and David Lee Trowbridge of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson. Her husband, Kenneth McDonald, whom she married July 13, 1946, died Feb. 16, 2006. She is also preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Littell, Irene Bayne and Bernice O’Doan. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until service time Thursday. Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com
Harry L. Morris Sr., age 86, of Elnora, died at 4:38 p.m. Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Odon Chapel, with Rev. Trevor Stanley officiating. Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to the time of the service on Wednesday.
Billie Jo Colclasure, age 66, of Washington, died at 1:52 a.m. Saturday at Daviess Community Hospital. Born May 28, 1946, in Flora, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles Virgil Smith and Geraldine Pearl (Orric) McClure. A 1964 graduate of Flora High School, she also graduated from Vincennes University. She attended First Baptist Church and was a licensed practical nurse. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and word search puzzles. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Joel Lamb of Washington; a son, William Edward Lamb of Washington; a sister, Sharon Cote of Wheaton, Ill.; a brother, Dean Smith of Flowery Branch, Ga.; her ex-husband of 33 years, Jack J. Colclasure of Washington; a niece, Sarah Cote of Wheaton; a nephew, Brian Cote of Wheaton; and her beloved pet, Sadie. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Karen Smith and Linda Smith; one brother, David Smith; and her stepfather, Sherman McClure. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel, with Bro. Richard Smith officiating. Visitation is after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Friends for Animals. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com
Richard L. Catt, age 80, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care, Jasper. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m Friday, at the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Visitation is after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Dorothy E. Combess, age 89, died at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday at Ketcham Memorial Nursing Center. Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of James and Cora (Booker) Carrico. She was a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee and had previously worked at Naval Support Activity Crane and Reliance in Loogootee. Dorothy enjoyed being with her family, quilting, reading and flower gardening. She is survived by one son, Scott and wife Darleen Combess of Burns City; three daughters, Carolyn Jane and husband Gary Norris of Burns City, Mary and husband Mike Muessig of Loogootee, Kathy Wittmer of Odon, Amy and husband Brian Emery of Montgomery, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Millie Combess of Burns City; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, William “Andy” Combess, whom she married Oct. 28, 1943, died April 27, 1984. Her parents; two sons, Bill and Denny Combess; a daughter-in-law, Janet Combess; a son-in-law, Paul J. Wittmer; six sisters, Mabel Wathen, Martha Doyle, Marie Harbison, Catherine Hardesty, Rita Davis and Mildred Combess; and three brothers, Joe, Bernard and Arnold Carrico, are also deceased. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com
Charles A. Anderson, age 94, died Saturday, at Oakhill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at First United Methodist Church in Petersburg. Burial will be in McClure Cemetery in Algiers. Visitation is after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Pike Community Foundation. Arrangements are being made through Harris Funeral Home.
Sally Marie (Harder) Hotz, of Shoals, formerly of Huntingburg, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to the time of the service on Friday.
Robert Lee Pennington, age 72, died Friday at home surrounded by family. Born March 19, 1941, in Washington, he was the son of Roy Martin and Ethel (Bledsoe) Pennington. He graduated from Loogootee High School in 1959. He served six years in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane with 32 years of service. He love special Olympics and volunteered for Orange County Special Olympic events. He greatly enjoyed most sports and country and rock and roll music. He prided himself on knowledge of these subjects and was hard to stump with trivia questions about them. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn “Kathy” (Kidd) Pennington, whom he married Nov. 28, 1969. He was a loving dad to his children, Kristina Terry (Danny Tow) of Shoals, and Robbie Pennington of Washington; and was a great “PeePaw” to his granddaughter, Autumn Terry. He is also survived by sisters, Laverne Kiefner of Loogootee, and Norma (Hermann) Senger of Shelby Township, Mich; sister-in-law, Vicki Silvers of Springville; six nephews; three nieces; and several great-nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma Ledgerwood and Patricia Warren; nephews, Donnie Kiefner, Bobby Warren; and niece, Diane Kiefner. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dover Hill Christian Union Church. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Danny Lee Thomas, age 72, of Washington, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born October 21, 1940, he was the son of Ellen (Veale) Padgett. He was a 1958 graduate of Jasper High School, and attended the University of Kentucky at Hopkinsville. He retired from the U.S. Army after over 20 years of service and earned three Army Service Commendation medals. While in the service, he served as a chauffeur to President John F. Kennedy. He was a member of the Washington American Legion and a member of the Protestant faith. He is survived by his wife Naomi (May) Thomas, whom he married on Feb. 22, 1991; three sons, Kerry Thomas of Francisco; Darren (Kelly) Thomas of Francisco; and Tracy (Peggy) Williams of Washington; two daughters, Lynn (Greg) Singer of Evansville and Rene (Steve) Veale of Washington; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and his aunt and uncle, Robert and Joyce Veale. He is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Ellen (Veale) and Bill Padgett. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the Ed Lee Mortuary, with Pastor Brent Welch officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Washington American Legion and VFW.
Memorial donations may be made to Ebenezer Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www. edleemortuary.com
Ronald J. Robling, age 73, of Petersburg, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Muncie, May 24, 1939, the son of Walter Robling and Beulah M. Birl Phelps. He was married to Beverly (Jones) Robling for 44 1/2 years. Also surviving are a son, Gregory Lee Cardinal; and three daughters, Mim (Damon) Cappy, Dr. Jacy (Ken) Salgle, adn Skii (Chris) Ficklin. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Joe Robling II; a brother, Charles Walter Robling, Jr.; and a sister, Phyllis Joan Cockerham. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, and after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home
Benny Ivan McDermed, age 78, of Washington, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born July 5, 1934, in Bedford, the son of Orval and Ivana (Terrell) McDermed. He had worked at Cummins Diesel in Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann (Gingerich) McDermed, whom he married July 27, 1979; two daughters, Shannon Rose McDermed of Bedford, and Shawn Lynn and husband Terry Waggoner of Bedford; a son, Spencer and wife Shelia Gingerich of Washington; grandsons, Bryon Keith and Jennifer Waggoner, Evett Waggoner, Andrew Waggoner and Aaron Waggoner, all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Reece Waggoner, Tre Waggoner, Brandalon Waggoner, Tatlin Waggoner-Allen, McKenzie Waggoner and Kaiden Waggoner. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Washington Chapel, with Rev. Kenny Dolton officiating. Visitation is after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Sue Ann Armes, age 66, of Washington, died Monday, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Washington, October 22, 2946, the daughter of John W. and Vonlue Barber. She was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School and held a business degree from Vincennes University. She was a photographer and operated two businesses on Washington's Main Street, Sue Ann's Gallery, and Sue Ann's Boutique. She organized the Heart of the City and worked for the good of downtown Washington. She was proud to be a military wife. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and had taught Sunday School and worked in children's programs. She had an outreach program over the phone after she became too ill to leave the house. She is survived by her husband, William R. Armes, whom she married October 11, 1968; a son, Shane Justin Armes; three brothers, Wilbur (Glenna) Barber, Lonnie (Judy) Barber, and Andy (Teresa) Barber; life-time friend, Anna Lou Chapman; a grandson, Railan Haig; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Hal Barber. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Gill Funeral Home, with Rev. Dean Stuckey officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the service on Saturday, with friends sharing memories from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in New Veale Creek Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Bethel Mall. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.gillsince1872.com