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Leland Renner

September 9, 2022

   Leland Eugene Renner, 46, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, September 9.

   He was born on February 24, 1976, in Richmond, Indiana to Ernie Eugene and Susie Moore Ozbun. Leland enjoyed fishing and watching trains. He looked forward to attending the engine shows in Portland, Indiana. When his Grandpa Moore was living, Leland enjoyed spending time with him tinkering in...

Lorene George

September 4, 2022

   Lorene George, 95, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, September 4, at Rosebud Village.

   She was born in Laurel County, Kentucky on January 23, 1927 to George Berton “Bert” & Mayme Maude Dezarn Garland. She married Carmon Edward George on November 25, 1944. They were blessed with 54 years together until his death on March 6, 1999.

   Lorene was devoted...

Walter "Jack" Bleill

September 4, 2022

   Walter J. “Jack” Bleill, 83, of Fountain City, passed away at home on Sunday, September 4.

   He was born in Wayne County, Indiana on November 30, 1938 to William B. & Donna R. Smith Bleill both of whom preceded him in death. He formerly worked for Wayne Corporation and was engaged in farming. He owned & operated Bleill Excavating &...

Roni Coddington

September 2, 2022

   Roni Coddington, 65, passed away at home on Friday, September 2.

   Roni was born on December 28, 1956, in New Castle, Indiana to Ronald L. and Lucille F. Bane Coddington. He was a 1975 graduate of Northeastern High School. He married the former Diana Sue McKee 47 years ago on July 3, 1975.

   Roni formerly worked as a home inspector...

Greg Boyce

August 18, 2022

   George Gregory (Greg) Boyce, 48, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Thursday, August 18, at his home in Whitestown, Indiana. He passed peacefully with his cherished wife, sister and brother-in-law at his side.

   Greg was born on January 7, 1974, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Donald & Gloria (Dines) Boyce.

   Greg will be missed...

William J. "Bill" Cox, Jr.

August 11, 2022

   William J. “Bill” Cox, Jr., 81, peacefully left his earthly body for his Heavenly eternal spirit on Thursday, August 11, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. He was surrounded by many friends, family and loved ones leading to the hours of his passing with an excitement to meet his Heavenly Father and his wife, son and those who proceeded before...

June Williamson

July 21, 2022

   June E. Williamson, 92, of West Lafayette, passed away on July 21, 2022, at Westminster Village.

   She was born at home on June 23, 1930, to Charles and Pauline Eloff in Fountain City,

Indiana. She graduated from Fountain City High School in 1948, the same summer she

married Maurice L. Williamson of Economy. Maurice and June made Purdue University their...

Francis J. Williams

July 18, 2022

   Francis J. Williams, 95, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18 at Reid Health.

   Francis was born in Wayne County, Indiana’s Clay Township on August 21, 1926 to Joseph W. & Elsie L. Frame Williams. He graduated from Fountain City High School in 1944. Francis was a US Army veteran of World War Two. He...

David L. Baldwin

July 10, 2022

   David L. Baldwin, 73, of Lynn, passed away at home on Sunday morning, July 10, 2022.

   He was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 19, 1949 to Clyde J. & Louise Robinson Baldwin. He was a 1967 graduate of Richmond High School. He married the former Carolyn M. Dingwerth on May 25, 1968. They were blessed with two sons.

   David...

Donald Eugene "Gene" Berry

July 6, 2022

   Donald Eugene “Gene” Berry died in his sleep Wednesday evening, July 6, at Friends Fellowship Retirement Community. He was 96 years old.

   A lifelong resident of Wayne County, he worked for 37 years for Wayne Dairy, rising from a milkman, delivering door-to-door, to be manager overseeing relationships with dairy farmers.

   He retired with his wife, Norma Jean (Ramey) Berry, to...

Barbara Hunt

June 29, 2022

   Barbara L. Hunt, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, at her residence.

   She was born June 9, 1927 in Wayne County, Indiana to John Manning & Doris Abel Burgess.

   Barbara was a graduate of Whitewater High School and was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. She enjoyed a lengthy career as a Registered Nurse. She was...

Sondra Himelick

June 29, 2022

   Mrs. Sondra S. Himelick, 83, formerly of Fountain City, passed away on Wednesday, June 29 at IU Health Ball Memorial in Muncie, Indiana.

   Sondra was born on April 27, 1939 in Richmond, Indiana to Joseph W. & Helen E. Turner Thalls. She was a 1957 graduate of Fountain City High School. She was united in marriage to Bill Himelick on...

LaDema McDermitt

June 15, 2022

 

   LaDema McDermitt, 84, formerly of the Whitewater community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 15, at Ambassador Healthcare in Centerville.

   She was born on January 31, 1938 near Williamsburg, Indiana to Hamilton & Henrietta A. Gregg Martin. She was a 1956 graduate of Jefferson High School in New Paris, Ohio. She married Lloyd McDermitt on...

Richard L. "Dick" Berry, Sr.

June 7, 2022

   Richard L. “Dick” Berry, Sr., 92, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 7, 2022, at Reid Health.

   Dick was born in Richmond, Indiana on May 2, 1930 to George & Jessie Tice Berry. He was a 1948 graduate of Fountain City High School. Dick was a graduate of the Indiana Business College and received his first job...

John Sheehan, Jr.

June 2, 2022

   John P. Sheehan, Jr., 66, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, June 2.

   John was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 1, 1955 to John P. Sheehan, Sr. & Jeanette Conrad Sheehan Muller.

   John served in the US Marine Corps. He studied respiratory therapy and later conducted sleep studies at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. John loved his grandchildren. He...

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