Thursday, January 22, 2015

Alan L. Reagan


MUNCIE, IN

Alan L. Reagan, 40, passed away on January 20, 2015 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Alan was born on August 21, 1974 to Roger and Viola (Miller) Reagan in Muncie, Indiana. He attended Delta High School, and Aviation Mechanical School.

Alan was the head of maintenance at the Walmart Distribution Center in Marion.   He formerly worked for Eaton EMTs and was a volunteer fireman for the Eaton Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years.

He married Robin Hines on October 26, 2013 in Muncie.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Reagan, a daughter Aundra Reagan (Jeff Collins), a son, Austin Reagan, step-daughter, Ashley Doue (Adam), step-son, Aaron Herbert, his father, Roger Reagan, sister, Amy McLeland (Shannon), three grandchildren, Riley Collins, Eli Collins, and Aalyiah Doue, paternal grandmother, Beat Reagan, two aunts, Jan Earls (Roy), and Gale Truman (Harry), two uncles, Mike Miller and Milton Reagan, two nieces, Brianna McLeland, and Majenica McLeland, as well as many friends and co-workers.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Viola “Pee Wee” Reagan, and two uncles, Hank Reagan and David Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 26, 2015 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Rev. Chad Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street #200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Myrtle R. Walker


EATON, IN

Myrtle R. Walker, 85, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center, Muncie.

Myrtle was born on September 22, 1929 to Orval and Gladys (Bybee) Wilson.  She graduated from Muncie Central High School and married Samuel Walker.  Together they would raise four children.

Myrtle was a homemaker and was well known throughout the community for her beautiful flowers and garden.  She was a long time member of the Eaton Methodist Church and the Garden Club. 

She is survived by her children: James Walker (Suzy), Roger Walker (Lavina), Guy Walker (Kathleen) and Gladis Marie Stevens (Jim), one brother, Willie Wilson, three sisters: Melvie Barber (Bill), Dorothy Tolbert (Carl Eddie), and Helen Moody, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

While no immediate services are planned, a celebration of her life will take place at her church in Eaton during the Spring of 2015.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S Hartford St., Eaton.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Barbara J. Cavanaugh


EATON, IN

Barbara Jeanne (Hardesty) Cavanaugh, 67, passed peacefully in her home at 10:52 A.M. on Sunday, December 21, 2014
 
Barb was born in Muncie, Indiana on June 28, 1947. She graduated from Eaton Norseman in 1965. Barbara married Andrew H. Cavanaugh on July 1, 1965.

Mrs. Cavanaugh worked at Rock-Tenn for over 28 years until she retired. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing bingo, cards and dice.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kelly (Husband, Kelly) Dulworth, Eaton, and Tammy (Husband, Wayne Sr.) Pontius, Hartford City; one son, Kurt Cavanaugh (Companion, Sherry Clark), Eaton; eleven grandkids, Ginger Dulworth, Jenny Dulworth, Ryan Dulworth, Wayne Pontius Jr., Dillon Pontius, Abbey Pontius, Megan Pontius, Levi Hashman, Ashley Cavanaugh, Andrew Cavanaugh, and Ricki; three great-grandchilren, Courtney Dulworth, Josh Copper, and Bryson Pontius; one sister, Peggy (Husband, Larry) Davis, and one brother, George (Wife, Cindy) Hardesty, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She attended the First Christian Church in Eaton. She leaves lasting memories with her greatest friends, Lee Simmons, Karen Petty, and “just the neighbor”, Tracey Hashman.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merritt and Helen Hardesty, and her husband, Andrew Cavanaugh.

Funeral services will be today, December 23, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Rev. Penny Brown presiding. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 A.M. to the start of the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com

Bennie C. Eldridge


HARTFORD CITY, IN

Bennie C. Eldridge, 72, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jerry W. Withers


Eaton, IN

Jerry W. Withers, 62, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Jerry was born on January 31, 1952 to Daniel and Stella (Dick) Withers in Hartford City. He attended school at Eaton and Delta High Schools.

He married Doris Teague on July 31, 1971 in Yorktown, Indiana.

Jerry had a great love of cars. He worked as a mechanic at Hartford Concrete, Robinson’s and own his own business, Jerry’s Garage.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of 43 years, two children, Troy (Angie) Withers, and Traci Maddy (fiancĂ©, Don Chambers), two brothers, Richard (Barbara) Withers, and Johnny (Cathy) Withers, two sisters, Mary (Glen) Elam, and Linda Mason, a brother-in-law, Jimmy Hardin, four grandchildren, Kevin and Cory Maddy, and Kerissa and Kody Withers, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Stella Withers, a sister, Carolyn “Sue” Hardin and a son-in-law, Bub Maddy

A gathering for family and friends will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Eaton Church of God, Family Life Center, 700 E. Harris St., Eaton.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

M.V. “Junior” Neal


Hartford City, IN

M.V. “Junior” Neal, 57, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Junior was born on January 31, 1957 to Barbara (Stockton) and M.V. Neal Sr. in Albany, Kentucky.

He attended Cowan High School, and was a self-employed mechanic and handyman. He was an avid hunter, shooter, and loved camping.

Junior shared his life with his love, Kathleen (Atkinson) Neal for over 32 years.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Neal, daughter, Kiley Jo Neal, mother, Barbara Cook, four brothers, James “Jim”, Randy, Mike, and Greg Neal; three sisters, Lois Clevenger, Martha (David) Morrison, and Nell (Brian) Rice, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, M.V. Neal Sr., a brother, Tommy, and two nephews, Randall “Bubby” Neal and Christopher Neal.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Eaton First Church of God, 700 E. Harris St., with Pastor Andy Denniston officiating.  A private burial will be at Elizabethtown Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 21, and one hour prior to the start of the service on Saturday, at the church.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St. #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S Hartford St., Eaton.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Paul E. Whitaker


Muncie, IN

Paul Whitaker, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 10, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Paul was born on March 2, 1943 to Orville Eugene and Pearl May Whitaker in Muncie.  He attended Muncie Central High School before serving his country in the Army.

On June 6, 1971, he married Freida Cooper in the Eaton First Baptist Church.   Paul worked for Meadow Gold Dairy, and Ball State University, retiring in 2006.

Paul was a member of the Eaton First Baptist Church, loved to go camping and go to old car shows. He especially loved his grandkids and dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Freida; sons, Paul Whitaker Jr., Lonny (Sandy) Whitaker, Troy (Melissa) Whitaker, and a daughter, Paula Whitaker; his mother, Pearl Koger, a brother, Gene (Laura) Whitaker, a sister, Marla (Don) Norton, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Extended family members include: the Payne family, Toomey family, West family, Dunn family, Harper family and Grubbs family, Paul’s four legged babies: Peggy Sue, James Dean and grand-dog, Zeus, all of which he loved very much,

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville, two sons, Mark and Bradley Whitaker, two sisters, Rosemary Carr and Helen Hardin, and 3 grandsons, Todd, William, and Hunter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Eaton First Baptist Church, 510 E. Columbia Ave., with Pastor Mark Wilkerson officiating. Burial with Military Rites by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., and one hour prior to the start of the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Eaton First Baptist Church.