Saturday, June 25, 2016

Josephine F. "Josie" Millspaugh


Eaton, IN

Josephine F. “Josie” Millspaugh, 82, passed away on June 21, 2016 in Muncie.

Funeral services will be at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 am, with Pastor Everett Bilbrey officiating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

James A. Grove


Eaton, IN

James A. Grove, 72, passed away on June 6, 2016 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

James was born in Muncie on January 6, 1944 to Laurice and Betty (Smith) Grove.  He graduated from Cowan High School in 1962 and went on to serve his country in the Army.

James worked as a millwright for Ontario Corporation, served two terms as the Union Township Trustee, and served on both the Parker City Volunteer Fire Dept. and Eaton Volunteer Fire Dept.  He was a long time member of the Amvets Post 12, Royerton, and was Vice Commander of the Disabled American Veterans, under the Lawrence Monroe Commandery, in Hartford City. Additionally he had a passion for cars and was known for his continuous trading.

He is survived by his son, Matthew Grove, one brother, Daniel Reed (Debbie), Matthew’s mother, Linda Grove, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his son, Mark Grove, four brothers and two sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, with Brian Waters officiating.  Burial will follow at the Eaton Union Cemetery with military rites rendered by the Delaware County Veterans Organization.

Visitation prior to services will be on Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Eaton Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 276, Eaton, Indiana 47338.


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

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mary Smith


EATON, IN

Mary L. Smith, 81, of Eaton, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her home.

She was born in Indiana  on April 23, 1935 to Ken and Ruth Hankins.  She married Harold Smith in 1952.

She is survived by her husband Harold Smith, her children: William Smith, Gary Smith and Samara Perry, as well as her grandchildren, brother and sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, 10703 N. State Road 3, Muncie, IN 47303.

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Susan Bailey


Royerton, IN

Susan Kaye Bailey, 56, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.  

She was born on January 5, 1960 in Muncie to Larry and Marilyn (Felt) Stotler.  She was a 1978 graduate of Delta High School and attended the Eaton Church of God.   Susan formerly worked for Ball State University for almost 14 years.

Susan married Craig Bailey on June 30, 2001 in Eaton. 

Surviving is her husband, Craig Bailey, their children: Ryan Gassman, Christa Gassman, Kristopher Selvey, Brittany Bailey and Brianna Bailey, grandson, Hunter Murphy, her father Larry Stotler, three brothers: Bruce Stotler, Larry Stotler (wife, Julie) and Doug Stotler, sister, Laura Ann Richardson (husband, Lester), as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn (Feltt) Stotler.

A Memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton with Pastors Scott and Earlene Lamperd officiating. 

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, prior to services.

Memorials may be made in her name to United Way of Delaware County, 400 N High St Ste 300, Muncie, IN 47305.

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ann Strunk


Eaton, IN

M. Ann Strunk, 62, passed away Friday evening May 6, 2016 with her family by her side.

Ann was born on September 9 1953 in Tipton, Indiana.  She married Scott Strunk on September 13, 1980 in Eaton.

Ann was a member of the Eaton Baptist Church.  She worked several jobs over the years but the most important job she had was that of a foster mother.   Her family was the most important part of her life.

She is survived by her husband Scott Strunk, two daughters, Crystal Callahan and Shirley Fox (husband, Jeremy) granddaughter, Khloe Callahan, her mother, Virginia Lawson, her siblings: Bill Horton (wife, Debbie), Brenda Brumley (husband, Dave), Tanya Reed (husband, Todd), Mark Wilkerson (wife, Teresa), and John Wilkerson (wife, Kay), as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lawson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Eaton First Baptist Church, 510 E. Columbia St., Eaton, with Rev. Chuck Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, and from 10:00 to 11:00 am Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Eaton First Baptist Church, 510 E. Columbia St. Eaton, IN 47338.

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

Teddy G. Smith


Muncie, IN

Teddy G. Smith, 75, passed away on March 26, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Muncie.

He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on May 19, 1940 to Elvin Ray and Lela (Witham) Smith.  He attend Cumberland County High School and moved to Muncie, Indiana in the 1960s.

Teddy retired from Feeny Manufacturing in Muncie.  He loved to fish and also enjoyed working in the yard.

He is survived by his children: Michael Ray Smith, of Surprise, Arizona, Kelly Lee Smith of San Diego, California, granddaughters, Jamie Smith (Andy),  and Taylor Hatch and serval nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Teddy was preceded in death by his sister, Geraldine Johnson and her husband, Robert, and his brother, Herman Smith.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Pitman-Richman Funeral Home 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held in Kentucky at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, KY, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 am.  Visitation prior to services will start at 9:00 am.  Burial will follow the services at Myers Ridge Cemetery.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bonnie Grider Gayheart


Eaton, IN
Bonnie Grider Gayheart, 86, passed away on March 7, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Muncie.
She was born on June 3, 1929 in Burkesville, Kentucky and graduated from Cumberland County High School. 
She married Henry Grider after high school and together they would have three sons.  Henry and Bonnie owned and operated the pool hall and grocery in Eaton for several years.. 
Bonnie attended the Eaton Church of God since 1979 and could always be found working at Eaton Video with her son David.
Following Henry’s death in 1970, she married Leroy Gayheart on August 15, 1975 in Eaton.
Bonnie is survived by her children: David Grider, Rick Grider (wife, Laura), Gary Grider (wife, Leigh Ann), Michael Gayheart (wife, Ann), Rebecca Gayheart, Jeff Gayheart (wife, Lori), and Rita Koger (husband, John), her sister, Mildred Morris (husband, Dick), son-in-law, Joe Cox, special niece, Linda Rench (husband, Chuck), fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews, her brother-in-law, Evan Grider (wife, Mary), and three sisters-in-law, Mary Cox (husband, John), Doris Humphrey, and Margaret Moore.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her first husband Henry Grider, her second husband, Leroy Gayheart,  a daughter, Jayne Cox, two sisters, Bessie Smith and Kate Lackey, and two grandchildren, Amy Gayheart-Stefanski and Adam Nickerson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Eaton Church of God, 700 E. Harris St., Eaton with Pastor Andy Denniston officiating.  Burial will follow at the Eaton Union Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, 200 S. Hartford St., Eaton and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., Monday, at the church.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.watersfuneralhomes.com