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.

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