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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 10, 2018 C-7 OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday OBITUARY DEADLINE 5 p.m. Every Monday PEACE of MIND Let our 130 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 812-937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 812-789-2009 e family of Joyce Stilwell wishes to thank you for your sympathy. We greatly appreciate all your kind words, food and monetary donations, generous donations of your time and the beautiful floral arrangements we received. We also would like to express our true gratitude to the staff at Amber Manor for the care, support and love given to her and our family during her stay. You truly made a difference with all of your acts of kindness. Lastly, the exceptional care that Aseracare Hospice provided was such a comfort to her and us. We realize how truly blessed we are to have such wonderful friends and professional support during times like this. Your expression of sympathy and care will never be forgotten. Thank You Ray Stilwell Brenda Hamm & Family Donna Herold & Family Margaret Evans & Family Stephen Stilwell & Family 3KLOLS%DFLGRUH'2 ,QWHUYHQWLRQDO&DUGLRORJLVW 'U3KLOLS%DFLGRUHLVQRZVHHLQJSDWLHQWVRQWKHVWDQGUG 7KXUVGD\RIHYHU\PRQWKDWWKH&XOOHQ0HGLFDO3URIHVVLRQDOVRI¿FH 6WDWH6WUHHW_:DVKLQJWRQ,1 1RZ,Q:DVKLQJWRQ &DOOWRPDNHDQDSSRLQWPHQW LARRY R. DEARING Larry R. Dearing, 80, of Boonville, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Signature Health Care in Newburgh. He was born on October 29, 1937, in Pike County, to the late Pearl and Minnie Dearing. He served in the Unit- ed States Army and retired from ALCOA after 35 + years of service. He was a member of North Friendship Gener- al Baptist Church and the Winslow Masonic Lodge #260. He is survived by his daughter, Traci (Ian) Hold- er, of Riverview, Fla.; sib- lings, Dewey (Betty) Dear- ing, of Ft. Branch, Darrell (Sue) Dearing, of Green- wood, and Vonetta Beck, of Balboa Island, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Do- na Dearing; and son, John Dearing. Services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018, at Koehler Funer- al Home, Perigo Chapel in Chandler, with Rev. Fritz Kaufman officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery in Winslow. Visitation was from 2- 6 p.m. on Sunday at the fu- neral home and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Winslow Masonic Lodge #260 conducted a memorial service at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amer- ican Heart Association. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.Koehler- CARROLL E. K AYS Carroll E. Kays, 76, of Vincennes, passed away at 10 :24 a.m. Wednesday, Oc- tober 3, 2018, at his resi- dence, with his family at his side. He was born March 4, 1942, in Washington, to Carlos and Dennie (Houch- in) Kays. He had worked most re- cently at VanGo and was a truck driver most of his life. A 1960 Stendal High School graduate, he loved his dogs and enjoyed camping, gar- dening, Nascar, flea mar- kets, and antiquing. He also was an avid Purdue basket- ball and Rivet girls' basket- ball fan. Surviving are his wife, Mona (Litherland) Kays, whom he married on Sep- tember 6, 1988; his chil- dren, Lisa ( Jeff ) Black, of Wheatland, Lana Voegerl, of Washington, Kyla McKin- ney, of Vincennes, and Ryan (Rita) Kays, of Wheatland; his grandchildren, Matt Howard, Kelsey Traylor, Nick Voegerl, Jayden Kays and Molly Kays; and his great-granddaughter, Faye Fisher. Per his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no public services. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist with arrangements. JUDY K. WOOD Judy K. Wood, 65, passed away October 6, 2018, sur- rounded by loved ones at her home in Jasper. She was a lifelong mem- ber of Precious Blood Cath- olic Church and a 1971 grad- uate of Jasper High School. She spent her life work- ing hard for her family and spent 37 years employed with Jasper Rubber. She is survived by her lov- ing husband of 45 years, Jer- ry Wood; her siblings, Don- nie (Barb) Schroeder, of Jas- per, Norma Hasenour, of Jas- per, Betty Stenftenagel, of Jasper, and Sylvia Lanman, of Huntingburg; her chil- dren, Chris (Kari) Wood, of Rushville, Derek (Ann) Wood, of Petersburg, Jer- emy (Stephanie) Wood, of Jasper, and Nathan (Sara) Wood, of Evansville; along with her 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Syl- vester and Cyrilla Schroed- er; brothers, Dave and Ricky Schroeder; and grandson, Kaleb Wood. A Celebration of Life will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Precious Blood Church (Endress Hall, North door) Jasper. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating on Judy's behalf to Riley's Hospital for Children in honor of her grandson, Ka- leb Wood. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You be- lieve in God; believe also in me" ( John 14:1). CYNTHIA L. GR AVES Cynthia L. Graves, 67, of Petersburg, passed away on October 4, 2018, in Peters- burg. She was born on Decem- ber 5, 1950, to Clarence "Bob" and Bobby Burns in Linton. She worked for the State of Indiana as a case work supervisor. She was a mem- ber of the Main Street Pres- byterian Church of Peters- burg, where she contributed as a youth group leader, bell choir director for 15 years, choir member for 30 years and served on the board of directors. She is survived by her husband, Gary Graves, of Petersburg; son, Pat- rick Graves, of Petersburg; daughter, Kate Graves, of Linton; stepson, Dan Graves, of Elkhart; grand- children, Alice and Gre- ta Graves, of Elkhart, and Rya Graves, of Petersburg; brothers, John Burns, of Pe- tersburg, Michael Burns, of Washington, and Mitchell Burns, of Billings, Mont. She is preceded in death by her parents. Services for Cynthia took place at 10 a.m. EDT on Mon- day, Oct. 8, 2018, at Main St. Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Boyd Heldring officiat- ing. Burial followed in Wal- nut Hills Cemetery in Pe- tersburg. Visitation was from 4- 8 p.m. on Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Tristate MS Association. Harris Funer- al Home was entrusted with her care. JOHN C. SMITH John C. Smith, 81, of Washington, passed away October 2, 2018, at 4:20 a.m. at Amber Manor Nursing Center in Petersburg. He was born on Septem- ber 8, 1937, in Washing- ton, to John and Clematine ( Vieck) Smith. He graduated from Wash- ington Catholic High School in 1955 and retired from CSX Railroad. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catho- lic Church and volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society for several years. He is survived by two sons, Richard Smith, of Greenwood, and Bill ( Jenny) Smith, of Dubois; two daugh- ters, Lisa (Don) Alley, of Pe- tersburg, and Laura (Mike) Boyd, of Winslow; two sis- ters, Ruth Ann Mangin, of Flat Rock, Mich., and Betty McDowell, of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Mangin; brothers, Barney Smith and Robert Vieck. A Mass of Christian Buri- al was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Our Lady of Hope Cath- olic Church, with Father Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Burial followed in Mt. Calva- ry Cemetery in Vincennes. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel in Washington. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 815 Main St., Washington, Indiana 47501 or Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 315 NE 3rd, Washington, Indiana 47501. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. in Jasper, with Bob Duley officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. A visitation was from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday and the Glendale Masonic Lodge conducted a memorial ser- vice at 6 p.m. at the funer- al home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff. Online condolences may be made at www.becher- Hoffman, of Jasper; one son, Jason (Cortney) Fleck, of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren; one sister, Glenda (Terry) Neukam, of Dubois; two brothers, Den- nis (Anne) Fleck and Bruce Fleck, both of Jasper. Preceding him in death, besides his parents, is one brother, Evan Fleck. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Octo- ber 6, 2018, at Trinity Unit- ed Church of Christ in Jas- per, with Pastor Jane Hill- man officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. A visitation was from 2- 8 p.m. on Friday at the Be- cher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity UCC or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becher- WILLIAM "BILL" E. POLEN William "Bill" E. Polen, 71, of Jasper, passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Memori- al Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Hunting- burg on March 28, 1947, to Jesse and Mary (Richard- son) Polen. He married Di- ane Dosch on November 20, 1965, in Sacred Heart Cath- olic Church in Schnellville. He was a Jasper High School graduate and then re- ceived degrees in account- ing from VUJC and Business Administration from USI. He worked as a Sr. Analyst at Masterbrand Cabinets for 43 years. He was a 32nd de- gree Master Mason and a member of the Glendale Ma- sonic lodge, Hadi Shriners – Evansville, Hadi Shriners Hospital Staff – Evansville, Dubois County Shriners, Hadi Finance Committee, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Evansville, Kentucky Colonel, Sword of Bunker Hill – Evansville, Sons of the American Legion and the VUJC Campus Alumni Association. Surviving are his wife, Diane Polen, of Jasper; one son, Steven (Tammy) Polen, of Jasper; one granddaugh- ter; one sister, Jada Dunlap, of Allendale, Ill.; and one brother, David ( Wanda) Po- len, of Petersburg. Preceding him in death, besides his parents, is one brother, Michael Ray Polen, who died in infancy. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oc- tober 5, 2018, at the Bech- er-Kluesner North Chapel DANNY R AY "PEANUT" CLARK Danny Ray "Peanut" Clark, 64, of Winslow, passed away on October 8, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville. He was born August 17, 1954, in Indianapolis. He graduated from Winslow High School, and was a member of Eagles 2646 and American Legion #115. He is survived by his mother, Edith Rainey; sons, Dennis Clark, Frankie Do- ades and Steven Clark; brothers, James Clark, Cur- tis Genco and Mark Mason; a sister, Bonnie Hudson; and four grandchildren, Tavian and Garrick Clark, and Ava and Haleigh Doades. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Ma- son; brothers, Dale Mason and Frank Genco; and a son, Donnie Duvall. A memorial service will be at a later date. KENT R. FLECK Kent R. Fleck, 68, of Jas- per, passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018, at home. He was born in Hunting- burg on January 14, 1950, to Virgil and Evelyn (Hartke) Fleck. He married Martha Vollmer on July 12, 1969, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ireland, Ind. He owned and operat- ed Winslow Package Li- quors since 2010. He was a member of Trinity Unit- ed Church of Christ and the Winslow American Legion. He enjoyed nature, especial- ly walking, hiking, camping and playing frisbee golf. Surviving are his wife, Martha Fleck, of Jasper; one daughter, Rachel (Keith)

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