Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ethel Ann Sloas


EATON, IN

Ethel Ann Sloas, 69, passed away on June 8, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.
 
Ethel was born to Ernest and Dorothy (Oliver) Eldridge on May 15, 1946 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.

She married James Sloas on July 18, 1966 in West Liberty, Kentucky.   They raised their three daughters together and remained married until his death in 2004.

Ethel worked for several factories over the years.  She retired from Henman Engineering in 2008.

Ethel loved the outdoors.   She especially enjoyed gardening and fishing. 

Survivors include her two daughters, Pamera Richardson (husband, William), and Cindy Darnell (husband, Chris); six grandchildren, Dorothy Elsworth (husband, Nathan), Annmarie Richardson, Julie Fox, Steven Fox (wife, Michelle), Jessica Darnell, and Jack Darnell; three great-grandchildren, Zachary Mueller, Isabella Drury, and Addison Jahnz; a sister, Ruby Fraley (husband, Carl); a sister-in-law, Effie Alexander, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a loving friend, Dave Mendenhall and a faithful fur companion, Mimi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; a daughter, Joyce Ann Collier; siblings, Thelma Eldridge, Ellis Eldridge, Bennie Eldridge, Leonard Eldridge, Patsy Cook, Brenda Warner, and Linda Eldridge, and a brother-in-law, Floyd Cook.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Jerry Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday from 11:00 until service time. 

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Delpha "Deb" Skinner


EATON, IN

Delpha “Deb” L. Skinner, 70, devoted servant to the Lord, danced into Glory on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Deb was born on March 2, 1945 to Peter A. and Helena M. (DeHaven) Brown in Muncie. She graduated from Eaton High School in 1963 and she attended Indiana University before earning her undergraduate degree from Ball State University. Later she would achieve a Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University.

Deb was a very active member of the Eaton community. She retired from the Eaton Elementary School in 2008 after teaching for 40 years. She was a lifetime member and church elder of the Eaton First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, where over her lifetime she held almost every position in the church. She especially loved working with children. 

She was the director of the Eaton Food Pantry, belonged to the National Education Association and for years, gave Halloween performances for the community children.   Deb founded the Disciples Dancers and directed and choreographed their state-wide performances.

Survivors include her son, Chris Boyle; siblings; Rev. Penelope “Penny” Brown, and Peter J. Brown (wife, Diane), nephew, Aaron Brown,  grandchildren of the heart Elise Eppard and Joshua Cooper, as well as several beloved cousins, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Helena Brown, and a daughter, Angela.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 301 E. Harris St., Eaton, with Rev. Robin Wood presiding. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Eaton Food Pantry or First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, P.O. Box 216, Eaton, Indiana 47338.

Funeral 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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Larry D. Smith


MUNCIE, IN

Larry D. Smith, 74, long time Eaton resident, passed away on May 24, 2015 at his residence in Muncie.

Larry was born on June 8, 1940 to Earl S. and Dorotha (Jarnagin) Smith in Muncie. He graduated from Eaton High school, and later retired from 3M in Hartford City after 41 years of employment.

Survivors include his brother, Earl Smith (wife, Shirley), of Muncie, an aunt, Margaret Prow, of DeSoto, and an uncle, Harold Smith (wife, Peggy), of Dunkirk.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Earl Smith in 1960, and his mother, Dorotha in 1975, and an uncle, Fred Prow.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Brian Waters presiding.  A private burial will be made in Black Cemetery, Albany.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. to the start of the service at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Rd. Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Harold "Bill" Williams


MUNCIE, IN

Harold “Bill” Williams, 82, passed away, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Signature Health Care in Muncie.

The son of Marland and Cora (Fletcher) Williams, he was born on November 20, 1932 in Sterns, Kentucky.  Harold attended Muncie Central High School and served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. 

Harold worked for Delco Battery, retiring in 1981 after 30 years of employment.  He was a member of, UAW #489,  American Legion Post 400, and Eagles #231 where he was active in the Flying Eagles Program.  Harold became a member of the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department in Florida.  He was very proud of this accomplishment because he passed all qualifications while he was in his 70s.

He is survived by his daughter, Lynaya Hess (Bruce), three grandchildren: Monique Candelario (Ed), Wenzdee Beams (Ryan), and Ethan Hess, four great-grandchildren: Kaylee Candelario, Kory Candelario, Alizandra Beams and Skilar Beams, a sister, Avonda Litton (Doyle), a sister-in-law, Mabel Williams, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Carla Emery, two brothers Dalton Williams, and John Fletcher, and a sister, Louise Garrett.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Brian Waters officiating.  Burial with Military Rites by the Delaware County Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Muncie Senior Center, 2517 W. 8th St., Muncie, IN 47302.

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

 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Joanna M. Wright


EATON, IN

Joanna M. Wright, 79, passed away, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Albany Health and Rehabilitation.

The daughter of Clarence and Ruby (Jones) Warner, Joanna was born in Muncie on July 20, 1935.  She attended Eaton High School and married Warren Eugene Wright on December 3, 1951 in Portland, Indiana.

Joanna spent her summers working at the Eaton Canning factory.  She loved to crochet, camp, and was well known for her home cooking.

Joanna was a member of the Albany Saddle Club and the BorgWarner Sympathy Club. 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Warren Eugene Wright, her children: Michael Wright (Deborah), Rick Wright (Anita),  Randy Wright (Janet), Brad Wright (Tamara), and Melissa Strunk, a brother, Ron Warner (Mary), two sisters, Bertha Conyers (Phillip), and Connie Eppard (Jim), 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joanna was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Wright, grandson, Daron Wright, granddaughter, Rojeana Fisher, great-grandson, Joseph Wright, two brothers, Ralph and Jimmy Warner, and a daughter-in-law, Lori Wright.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Pastor Randy Davis presiding. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Eaton Public Library, P.O. Box 124, Eaton, IN 47338

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

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.