Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Leona Irene Welsh-Wine


Eaton, IN

Leona Irene Welsh-Wine, 86, passed away, Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home.

The daughter of William and Jocie (Hendrick) Cochran, Irene was born on October 27, 1927 in Grant County, Indiana.  She was a 1945 graduate of Van Buren High School.  Irene went on to work for Indiana Glass in Dunkirk, retiring after 24 years of employment.

Irene was an avid bowler, enjoyed crafting, and spending time with her sister, cousins and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Ricky Joe (Sandy) Welsh, William “Bill” Welsh, Larry (Evelyn) Welsh, Jim Welsh, Martha (Gary) Little, Rebecca (Gary) Moles, Mark “Tony” Welsh, Dean (Teresa) Welsh, and Rodney Welsh, a sister, Colleen (Clifford) Yoder, several grandchildren as well as many great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by a son, David Welsh, and three sisters: Helen Smith, Pauline Cochran, and Edna Yoder.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Pastor Everett Bilbrey Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sue Ann Mitchell


Syracuse, IN

Sue Ann Mitchell, 77, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Elkhart, Indiana.

Sue was born on November 24, 1936 to Claude and Dora (Campbell) Matchett in Muncie, Indiana. She attended school in Royerton High School and later married Ronald D. Mitchell on September 17, 1954 at the Foursquare Church in Muncie.

She retired from MITS after 15 years of employment.

Sue was a member of the Foursquare Church, Ligonier Church of the Nazarene, Local 1499, CB Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 90.  Her interests included flowers, collecting angels, helping others, spending time with family, and listening to Elvis.

Survivors include three children, Cheryl (Ron) Timke of Syracuse, IN, Theresa (Terry) Crabtree of Eaton, and James Mitchell of Nappanee; a sister, Wanda Brees, a brother, Gary (Marlene) Matchett; 8 grandchildren, Adam (Shannon) Timke, Chris (Anna) Mills, Rachel (Scott) Blackwell, Michael (Brittany) Mills, Angie (Troy) Withers, Terry R. (Virgil) Crabtree, Travis Mitchell, and Tyler Mitchell; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher Mills, Mitchell Mills, Sara Mills, Ethan Blackwell, Mick Mills, Breanna Mills, Kaden Mills, Kloe Mills, Karson Mills, Kerissa Withers, and Kody Withers; a sister-in-law, Penni Matchett, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ronald, and two brothers, David Matchett and Tommy Matchett, and a brother-in-law, Jack Brees.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Pastor John Lutton officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gary Smoot


Muncie, IN

After a sudden diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Gary B. Smoot, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the arms of his son, Aaron Smoot.

Gary was born on January 8, 1955 in Muncie to Robert and Dorothy (Gilland) Smoot.  He was a 1973 graduate of Delta High School where he excelled at cross country, track, basketball and baseball.   Gary went on to attend Manchester College.

Gary worked for General Motors in Marion, Indiana and was a member of the UAW Local 977 and the Amvets Post 12. 

He is survived by his son, Aaron Smoot (wife, Chelsea), grandson, Hank Smoot, his mother, Dorothy Smoot, two brothers, Jeffrey Smoot (wife, Louanne), and Rodney Smoot (wife, Jan), as well as several nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parent father, Robert Smoot.

Visitation for family and friends will be at Pitman-Richman funeral home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and also from 9:00 A.M. until services, Monday.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 7, 2014 with Pastor Steve DeLisle officiating.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Aaron and his wife, Chelsea, would like to spread the awareness and severity of pancreatic cancer; therefore, donations to IU Health Research are much appreciated. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 
 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mary Foust


 
EATON, IN

Mary B. Foust, 73, passed away, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Mary was born on December 20, 1940 in Granville, Indiana, to Claude and Florence (Hart) Brenner.  She was a 1959 graduate of Eaton High School.  On July 8, 1966 she married Charles Richard Foust, in Eaton.  Together they would remain in the Eaton area where they raised their three daughters.

Mary worked at several businesses including Woolworths Dime Store and RockTenn.  She also attended the Eaton First Church of God for many years.  Mary loved being “on the go”.  She enjoyed flowers and working outside.  She collected Coca-Cola items, unique paperweights, and dolls.  Mary’s favorite hobby was spoiling her grandson.  She will be missed and remembered for being a truly caring and unselfish person.

She is survived by her daughters: Lesa Foust (Russ), Pam Foust, and Becky Foust, one brother, George “Sonny” Brenner (Zona), grandson, Cody Watkins, sister-in-law, Delores Mullins (Mike), as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews,  great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Foust, and a sister, Karen Sue Shoemaker.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Pastor Andy Denniston officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. as well as from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Monday.

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

 

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mary L. Ward


HARTFORD CITY, IN

Mary L. Ward, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Madison County.

Mary was born on January 19, 1943 to Ancel and Carrie (White) Ward. She graduated from Eaton High School in 1963 and later worked at IU Ball Memorial Hospital for 38 years.

Mary was very active in her community. She volunteered at the nursery at Agape Ministries, as well as IU Health Blackford Community Hospital, and with the Red Cross at the Blackford County Blood Bank. Mary also attended the Lighthouse Calvary Christian Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Patricia (Charles) Wilson, Elizabeth Creamer, and Janet (Donald) Weaver; special friends, Rita Brocki, Becky Tharp, and Nancy Schafer; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sharon Ward; and a brother-in-law, Jack Creamer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March  28, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Rev. Eldon Morehouse officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 12:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M., prior to funeral services.

Memorials may be made in Mary’s name to the Animal Rescue Fund, (ARF), 1209 W. Riggin Rd., Muncie, IN  47303.

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

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Douglas V. Wash


Muncie, IN

Douglas V. Wash, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  
 
He was born on March 1, 1931 to Raymond and Josephine (Wagner) Wash in Midway, Kentucky.  He married Barbara Guthrie on March 12, 1955 in Harrisburg, Kentucky and together they raised six children. 

Doug served his country in the United States Army and later worked at Muncie City Schools for many years.  Douglas and Barbara attended the Rushville Baptist Temple

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara; six children, Rodney (Lena) Wash, Emily (Larry) Campbell, Jonathon (Patty) Wash, Melanie (Steve) Siscoe, Joseph (Kim) Wash, and Tracy (Nathan) Allen; four brothers, fifteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews, and a very special friend Robin Collins.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services with Military Rites by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Pastor Gary Evans officiating.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 12 Noon until 1:00 p.m. prior to services.

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

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Robert W. "Bob" Lipscomb


Cammack, IN

Robert W. “Bob” Lipscomb, 74, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, February 24, 2014, after a short illness.

Bob was born on December 2, 1939 in Muncie, Indiana to James and Margaret (Geyear) Lipscomb.  He married Crystal Reading in Jellico, Tennessee and together they raised three daughters.

Bob retired from truck driving and enjoyed gardening and especially woodworking.

He is survived by his loving wife, Crystal Lipscomb, three daughters: Angela Pierson (Charlie), Sheila Criswell (Joe), and Dana Morris (Rich); seven grandchildren: Britt, Alex, Caleb, Morgan, Zach, Allan-Michael, and Harry and three great-grandchildren: Audrey, Noah and Daniel.

Funeral services will be private.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

The family would like to thank IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice for their care and compassion.

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, Eaton.