Monday, April 6, 2015

Dorothy I. Love


EATON, IN

Dorothy I. Love, 97, passed away, Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Signature Health and Rehab of Muncie.

Dorothy was born on May 26, 1917 in Randolph County, to Albert and Mary (Grim) Wiles.   She was a graduate of Muncie Central High School, class of 1935.  Dorothy married Raymond Love on October 5, 1935 and together they would raise their three children.

She was a member of the Eaton United Methodist Church and also volunteered for the Eaton Senior Citizens, where she served meals.  For a short time, Dorothy worked for Meridian Foods.

She is survived by her children: Russell Love (Augusta), Michael Love (Mary Jane), and Helen Millspaugh (Tom), three brothers: Eugene Grim (Joyce), Don Grim (Jean), and Howard Grim, ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Love, two brothers, Marvin Grim and an infant brother, and a great-grandchild, Ryan Poling.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.

Visitation for family and friends will at the funeral home from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, and one hour prior to services Thursday.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Eaton United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dale E. Parsons


Dunkirk, IN

Dale E. Parsons, 60, passed away, Thursday, March 19, 2015, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Muncie, on May 28, 1954 to Charles and Garnet (Musselman) Parsons, and graduated from Delta High School.

Dale has been involved in farming since he was 10 years old. He later became the owner of his own business, Parsons Construction.

He married Leila Black on August 5, 1978 in Gas City.

Survivors include his wife, Leila, of 36 years; three daughters, Kirsten Parsons (Donnie Anacker),  Stephanie Parsons, and Nikiya Parsons ; two grandchildren, Jade Anacker, and Daxton Anacker; a brother, John Parsons (Karen); two sisters, Marilyn McKinley (Dick), and Carol Sheley (Michael); three nephews, Chad Smith, Chris Smith, and Nathan Parsons, as well as two dogs, Boney and Millie.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, Indiana.   There will be no graveside services.  Dale will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home, on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 3:00 to 7:00 and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  The family would recommend that to honor Dale that visitors attend in casual dress.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

James Andrew


GASTON, IN

James “Jim” Andrew, 70, of Gaston, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

The son of James and Margaret (Mittank) Andrew, he was born on May 28, 1944 in Muncie.  Jim was raised in Eaton and graduated from Eaton High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Linda Nelson.   They were married on March 22, 1963 in Eaton.  Together, they would raise their four children in Matthews, Indiana.

Jim retired from Delco Battery after 36 years of employment.  He went on to work for Brinks Security as a driver.   In retirement, Jim landed his dream job of driving the hauler for Benic Racing. 

Jim and his brother, Gary, shared a great passion for racing and through racing made many good friends.  Jim also enjoyed attending sporting events for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Andrew, three daughters: Angela McGarvey (Robert), Amanda Smith, and Amber Heffernan (Nathan), a son, Trent Andrew, 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a brother, Dennis Andrew (Kay), brother-in-law, Wayne Nelson (Mary), one niece, one nephew, many friends, and his special friend Sammy the dog.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Andrew, and his dog, Barkley.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Jim’s life at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.   

At 7:00 P.M. the family will share memories and stories of Jim and friends are invited to stay and share their stories.

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

 

 

 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Teena Marie Blair

EATON, IN

Mrs. Teena Marie Blair, 42, passed away, on February 15, 2015 at her home.

Teena was born in Muncie on November 2, 1972 to Larry Fulk and Nancy White.  She attended Monroe Central High School and later went on to achieve her CNA. 

She worked as a CNA at Albany Nursing Home and also Westminster Village in Muncie.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Blair, four children: Eric Childress, Jeffrey Childress, Alissa Marie Miller, and Chelsea Nicole Miller; all of Eaton, her parents, Larry L. Fulk of Dunkirk, and Nancy White of Farmland; four siblings, Tonja Fulk, Farmland, Teresa Johnson, Farmland, Tammy Kiger, Muncie, and Shaun White, Farmland; a step-daughter, Angela St. John; step-grandchildren, Gabriel and Abigail St. John; her mother and father-in-law, Max and Delphia Blair, brother and sister-in-laws; Randy and Sandy Blair and Michael and Kim Blair; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Teena was preceded in death by her aunt, Cheryl Cox.

Private family services will be held at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home with Brian Waters officiating.

Burial will be held at Union Cemetery, Eaton.

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

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