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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Richard L. Bailey


Harrodsburg, KY

Richard L. Bailey, 76, formerly of Eaton, Indiana, passed away, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Signature Health Care.

Richard was born on January 6, 1938 in Muncie, Indiana, to Fred and Ethel (Cox) Bailey.  He served his country in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Amvets Post 23. 

Richard worked for Norfolk-Southern for many years, retiring in 1996. 

He is survived by his children: Lori Clements (Gary), Shonda Turner, Angie Schlechty (Steve), and Misty Smith (Jeremy), two brothers, Fred Bailey (Betty), and Chester “Chet” Bailey (Janice), seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, as well as several nieces and newphews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a several brothers and sisters. 

A graveside funeral service with Military Rites by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Gardens of Memory, Muncie, with Pastor Steve DeLisle officiating. 

Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton.

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hermoine "Kay" Fields


MUNCIE, IN

Hermoine “Kay” Fields, 75, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at her home.

She was born on November 7, 1938 to Herman and Grace (Waskom) Baker in Bedford, Indiana. Kay graduated from Eaton High School in 1956, the University of Saint Francis, and married Robert Fields on March 2, 1962.

Kay worked at Marhoffer’s, Ross Pharmacy and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, where she worked as a Surgical Technician. In 1974, she started the girls’ softball league in Royerton, Indiana, and coached several teams for many years. Kay was also a member of Eastern Star, the Blackford County Home Ec. Club, and a long-time member of the Eaton First Church of God.

Survivors include five children, Kim (Gordon) Booher, Tracey (Michael) Fox, Scott Fields (Bonnie Lea), Jimmy (Lynn) Fields, and Terrie Fields (Dennis Beaty); a brother, John (Diane) Baker, two sisters, Margaret Niccum, and Patsy (Tom) Graves, 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,  her  husband, Robert, and a great-grandchild, Tamara Booher.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Pastor Andy Denniston officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Eaton First Church of God, 700 E. Harris St., Eaton, 47338

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Faye A. Waldo


FT. MYERS, FL

Faye A. Waldo

 Faye Ann Roberts Waldo went home to be with the Lord, on Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home in Fort Myers, FL after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on September 5th, 1935 in Muncie, IN, to the late Ward Roberts and Lovell B. Edmonds Roberts. Faye graduated from Muncie Central in 1953 and the former Ball State Nursing College. During her nursing career at the former Ball Hospital, Faye met a patient and the love of her life, John David Waldo. They were married on March 9, 1956 at the Eaton Methodist Church. During their time together, they had two sons: David Emerson (deceased) and Mark Edward (Janet) Waldo.

Faye was also a nurse for Dr. Weisner in Eaton before retiring to farm. Faye and John bought their dream home in Matlacha, FL in 1979. She moved to Fort Myers in 1995 after the loss of John.

 In Fort Myers she was a member of the McGregor Baptist Church. Faye was an amazing wife, mother and aunt. Her home was always open to family and friends. Faye’s chicken and dumplings were requested at every family gathering.

 In addition to her son Mark, she will be sadly missed by granddaughter, Casy (Craig) Penix, great-granddaughters, Mareah and Ellie Penix,  nieces Yvonne Pine, Judi (Gaylord) Stough and Jan (Steve) Wiese.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S Hartford St., Eaton with Pastor Steve DeLisle officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for friends and family will be at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and one hour prior to services Friday.

Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society,  P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 25, 2014

H. Gale Pitman


EATON, IN

H. Gale Pitman, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his home, of natural causes.

Gale was born on May 8, 1943 to Robert M. and Iva A. (Thompson) Pitman in Cains Store, Kentucky. He grew up in Eaton and is a life resident of this area.

He worked at Atlin Construction, Serv-o-mation, Commonwealth Insurance, Harry Ganey Ford in Hartford City, and was a co-owner of G & D Auto Sales in Eaton. Gale loved automobiles and attending car shows. He was a regular with “the Eaton Breakfast Club”.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl (Brad) Taflinger, Muncie, and a son, David (Stefanie) Pitman, Muncie, two grandchildren, Kilee and Cullen Taflinger, two brothers, Roger (Cathy) Pitman, and Rick Pitman, two sisters, Mary (Chuck) Smithers, and Lynn Cruea, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Iva;  sisters, Christine Pitman, Doris Dunlap, Lucille Williams, Kimberly Polios, Beverly Koons, and Sandra Rees; and brothers, Vernon Lee Pitman and Glen Pitman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Pastor Andy Denniston officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Eaton Food Pantry, 301 E. Harris St., Eaton.

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