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February 6, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Februar y 6, 2019 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 EDDIE R AY MCKENDREE Eddie Ray McKendree, 70, of Petersburg, passed away at 1:55 a.m. on Wednes- day, January 30, 2019, at Me- morial Hospital and Health- care Center in Jasper. He was born February 11, 1948, in Harrisburg, Ill., to Alan Ray and Edna Lucille (Mortis) McKendree. He worked as a server in the Food Service Industry for most of his life. He en- joyed working in the yard and with flowers. He also enjoyed time spent with his grandkids and great-grand- kids. He is survived by his daughters, Shirley (Kel- ly) McKendree, of Mont- gomery, and LaVona McK- endree, of Ashdown, Ark.; son, Allen (Scott) McKen- dree Palmer; sister, Wilma (Bob) Harper; grandchil- dren, Zach McKendree, No- ah Scott, Skylar Newton, Matthew McKendree, Lucas Irby, and Jaxon McKendree; three great-grandchildren; and caregiver and long-term friend, Charles Ellis. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Juani- ta (Michael) Lutz; and broth- ers, Jack (Mary) McKendree and Michael McKendree. No funeral services will be conducted and burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Fam- ily Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN. Condolences may be made to the family online at boone- ELAINE L. (SHUNK) BROOKS Elaine L. (Shunk) Brooks, 73, of Spurgeon, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2019. She was born June 13, 1946, in Ecorse, Mich., the adopted daughter of Ar- thur and Blanche (Harrier) Shunk. She graduated from St. Louis Michigan High School Class of 1964. Following her high school graduation, she moved to Lansing, Mich., attending Davenport Col- lege. She resided in Harri- son, Mich., since 1987, com- ing from Lansing. Previous to her retirement from Clare County Prosecuting Attor- ney Office, she worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mar- keting Department, in Lan- sing. She was passionate about playing the piano, singing, crocheting and her flow- ers. On October 29, 2010, in Spurgeon, Elaine was unit- ed in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Ray- mond L. Brooks. She is survived by her loving husband, Ray; her daughter, Michelle (McAl- lister) (Scott) Stough, of Clare, Mich.; her son, David (Nadera) McAllister, of Wa- tertown, N.Y.; three stepchil- dren, John (Lynn) Brooks, of East Tawas, Mich., Den- nis Brooks, of Spurgeon, and JoAnne (Brooks) (Ken) Akin, of Kansas City, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Ar- thur and Blanche Shunk, of the St. Louis/Alma area. Celebration of Life ser- vices will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the New Liberty GB Church in Coe. The family will be present prior to the service. In August, a Cele- bration of Life will be at the Beebe Township Hall in Itha- ca, Mich. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be con- sidered to the Brooks family, in care of Michelle Stough or Ray Brooks. Time and date of the Michigan service will be announced when they be- come available. Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg has been en- trusted with care. RODNEY BRENTON Rodney Brenton, 92, passed away Sunday, Febru- ary 3, 2019, in Petersburg. He was born May 3, 1926, in Petersburg, to Edgar and Gracie "Tooley" Brenton. He served in the United States Navy and worked as a lineman for PSI Energy. He is survived by his son, Danny (Sue) Bren- ton; grandchildren, Jenni- fer (Rick) Case, Christy (Patrick) McCormick, Tony Brenton, Gena (Danny) Hale and John Southerland; and several great-grandchildren. He waspreceded in death by his wife, Roma Lee "Hensley" Brenton; son, Da- vid Brenton; and his parents. Services will be at 1 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Harris Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleas- ant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home is en- trusted with care. WILLIAM "WILL" WILKINS William "Will" Wilkins, 16, passed away on January 28, 2019, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on December 6, 2002, in Paducah, Ky., to William "Woody" Wilkins and Shelly Lawson. He was a student at Pike Central High School and a cadet for the Patoka Town- ship and Union Communi- ty Fire Departments. He loved wrestling and playing football for the Pike Central Chargers. He is survived by his par- ents, Woody Wilkins and Shelly Lawson; brothers, Jer- emy Wilkins, Noah Wilkins and Jeremy Langston; sis- ters, Amber Wilkins and Katelyn Roberts; grandpar- ents, Tosha and Gerald Law- son; and great-grandmother, Ann Lawson. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Peggy and Franklin Wilkins, Jr. Services were at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, Febru- ary 2, 2019, at Harris Funer- al Home in Petersburg, with Pastor Fred Grenier officiat- ing. Burial followed at Pleas- ant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Satur- day at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with care. Condo- lences can be made at odhar- GLENDON S. "GLEN" HAYES Glendon S. "Glen" Hayes, 61, passed away at 12:17 p.m. on January 31, 2019, at Dea- coness Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born on April 2, 1957, in Jasper, the son of Jimmie F. and Vonda Hayes, of Petersburg. He was a heavy equip- ment operator. He loved fish- ing, working on hot rod cars and even raced in his young- er days. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Ea- gles in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Tammy "Moe" Hayes, of Washington; parents, Jim- mie F. and Vonda Hayes, of Petersburg; children, Jer- emy Bell, of Petersburg, Scott Shoultz, of Indianapo- lis, Chris Hayes, of Washing- ton, and Jimmie K. Hayes, of Washington; sisters Dar- lene Mottern, of Washing- ton, and Rhonda Hayes and Rhea Turner, both of Peters- burg; brothers, Tony Hayes, of Velpen, and Randy Hayes, of Petersburg. He was cremated at his request and a graveside ser- vice will be at 2 p.m. on Sun- day, February 10, 2019, at Twin Oaks Church Ceme- tery, weather permitting. CHERYL LYNN (DEADMOND) HEIPLE Cheryl Lynn (Deadmond) Heiple, 70, of Evansville, passed away on Wednes- day, January 30, 2019, at So- larbron Terrace. She was born in Salem, Ill., on February 17, 1948. She grew up in Gibson County, and later lived in both Pike County and Flori- da. She spent her retirement years in Evansville. She was a caring nurse and owned several resale shops. She loved her cat, Pumpkin, and she loved go- ing to the beach, where she could enjoy the warm weath- er. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly (Glen) Gill, of Evansville; son, Mark ( Jy- oti) Heiple, of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Fred Deadmond; and five granddaughters. DEMMA K AY HAVENS Demma Kay Havens went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2019. She is survived by her loving parents, Silas Ha- vens and Ashley Dixon, of Evansville; her grandpar- ents, Kurtis and Jamie Catt- Hall, Thomas and Kristen Dixon, of Winslow, and Da- na Acton; and her aunt and uncles, Waylon and Amber Walters, Austin Dixon and Jacob Havens. A visitation was on Mon- day, February 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. (CST) at Sunset Funeral Home in Evansville. A burial directly followed at Sunset Memorial Park. JOHN E. HUGHES John E. Hughes, 73, of Oakland City, entered rest on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at his home. He was born on Dec. 2, 1945, in Oakland City, to Bill E. and Norma Jean ( Young) Hughes. He retired after working several years at Whirlpool Corp. in Evansville. He is survived by his son, David Hughes, of Oakland City; stepchildren, Frank (Carrie) C. Oakman, of Mun- cie, Jerry(Amanda) Oak- man, of Loogootee, Terri (Kelly) L. Richeson, of Oak- land City, Robert C. Oakman, Mary (Bill) B. Hall, and Su- sie (Brian) Oakman Miley, all of Winslow; 19 grandchil- dren, three great-grandchil- dren; sisters, Tamara (Tom) Dill, Karla (Tim) Cooper, of Princeton, Marla Owen, of Francisco, and Pam Skin- ner, of Jasper. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary, on Jan. 31, 2017; a son, Dar- rell Hughes, in 1986; and a brother, James Hughes. Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Montgomery Cemetery, with Rev. Frank Oakman officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to LAWRENCE JOSEPH BOLLER, SR. Lawrence Joseph Boller, Sr., 80, of Anderson, S.C., passed away Monday, Janu- ary 21, 2019. He was born July 7, 1938, in Petersburg, the son of the late Joseph P. Boller and Bet- te Veeck Boller McIlwain. He received a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and master's de- gree from Clemson Univer- sity. He was a retired major from the United States Ma- rine Corp. He was a member of the New Bern York Rite Masonic Body and the Ac- ca Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Oconee County Chapter of the GP- PA and was past president of the Pendleton District Gem and Mineral Society. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lu- theran Church. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Clardy Boller; one son, Lawrence Joseph Boller, Jr.; two daughters, Lorilee Joan Harrell and Leanna Joy Sanborn; nine grandchildren; and three brothers, Joseph P. Boller, Jr., George R. (Bob) Boller and P. David Boller. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lu- theran Church, conducted by Pastor J. Chris Fischer. Burial, with full military hon- ors, followed at M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery. Sullivan-King Mortuary was entrusted with care. ROBERT S. (BOB) JOHNSON Robert Johnson, 75, of Chrisney, passed away at his residence on February 1, 2019. He was born on August 2, 1943, in Logan, W. VA., to the late Columbus and Cel- ica Ann (Kinser) Johnson. He was a retired boiler- maker, a member of the Lo- cal 374 in Hammond, Moose Lodge 1617 of Petersburg, Winslow Eagles Lodge 2646, and VFW 3584 of Pe- tersburg. He is survived by his son, Rodney Stewart Johnson, of Washington; four grandchil- dren; three great-grandchil- dren; and two brothers, Ju- nior Shield Johnson and Bal- lard Johnson, both of West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert S. John- son II; brother, Danny Ray Johnson; and sisters, Mary Aldridge, Eliza Harper, Car- ol Farmer and Nellie. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Boultinghouse Funer- al Home in Rockport, with Pastor Carl Jones officiat- ing. Burial is in St. Martin Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Satur- day at the funeral home. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.Boulting- =ROBERT REED "BOB" STR AIN Robert Reed "Bob" Strain, 84, of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born October 7, 1934, in Bicknell, the son of John and Julia ( Wollerman) Strain. He married Elzena Joyce Blaize on September 3, 1989. He was a maintenance me- chanic. He was also a pastor and led the Francisco Naza- rene Church and the Mt. Ol- ive Baptist Church. He was a member of the Petersburg Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife, Elzena Strain, of Pe- tersburg; son, Timothy (Becky) Strain, of Bicknell; daughter, Deborah (Lar- ry) Knight; stepsons, Jef- frey (Rose) Blaize, of Knob Noster, Mo., and Jason (Kar- en) Blaize, of Tolar, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Barbara (Summitt) Strain; stepdaughter, Janet John- ston; and brothers, John Paul Strain and George Strain. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb- ruary 6, 2019, at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Fu- neral Home Bicknell Chap- el, with Pastor David Warren officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at the Edwardsport IOOF Cemetery. Memorial con- tributions may be made to the Gideon's. Online condo- lences may be made at www. ISA AC JOSHUA KENDALL GOLDMAN Isaac Joshua Kendall Goldman, 22, of Peters- burg, formerly of Hunting- burg, passed away on Sat- urday, February 2, 2019, in Evansville. He was born October 18, 1996, in Huntingburg, to Joshua Dewayne Kendall and Sarah Leann Goldman. He attended Southridge and Pike Central High School, was a restaurant worker, and enjoyed music, writing, camping, traveling, skateboarding and being with his family. He is survived by his two children, Rylan and Nolan Goldman; three grandpar- ents, Lora McCracken of Pe- tersburg, Steve Watkins, of Petersburg, and Terry Ken- dall of Huntingburg; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and grandmother, Rose- mary Runyon. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb- ruary 9, 2019, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunt- ingburg. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Isaac Goldman/Delora McCrack- en Funeral Expense Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank in Jas- per. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nas- She was preceded in death by her mother, Ilona ( Vore) Pavey; and father, Jo- seph Deadmond. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Evansville, with Pastor Tyrone Edwards of- ficiating. In lieu of flowers, memo- rial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's As- sociation, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolences may be made online at www.brown- AREA HAPPENINGS Free Clothing Bank - Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free cloth- ing bank each Tuesday 9 -11 a.m. (Oakland City time) for everyone. They carry new and used clothing. Location is on Morton Street, just past Chuckles. Come to the gymnasium door located at the back of the church. Celebrate Recovery Program – Meets every Sunday night from 5 to 7 p.m. at 207 Lafayette St. in Winslow. For more infor- mation, call Krystal Breeding 812-582- 2562. Women's Cancer Support Group - The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center of- fers a support group for women who have had cancer of any type or are currently un- dergoing cancer treatment. Sessions are the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Cen- ter Conference Room, located at Memori- al Hospital and Health Care Center's Dor- bett Street entrance. For more information about the "Women's Support Group," visit and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996 -7488. Winslow Alcoholics Anonymous – will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 812-789 -8535 for location of the meeting. Al-Anon meeting – Meetings are each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., located at 424 W. 7th St. in Jasper. For more information, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Wednes- day at 7 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship Church. Odd Fellows IOOF Pacific Lodge #175 meeting - the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All area members are encouraged to attend. Otwell Ruritan - will have its month- ly meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Pike Lodge #121 F&AM regular stated meeting - the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All area Masons are invited to attend. Jefferson Township Community Cen- ter of Otwell - will have its monthly meet- ings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. "Creating Hope" For Cancer Pa- tients - Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering Creating Hope® sessions on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. These sessions are designed for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Art mate- rials and an instructional book are avail- able at each session. No previous art ex- perience is needed. Creating Hope® sessions are free and are held in the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Cen- ter Conference Room located at the Dor- bett Street entrance of Memorial Hospital, 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about this class, visit Memorial Hospital's website at and click on "Classes & Events," or call The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at 812-996 -7488. Oakland City Columbia Township meetings dates - Then Board of Trust- ees for the Oakland City Columbia Town- ship Public Library set their meeting dates for 2019. The board will continue to meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Good Samaritan Health Screening - 9 a.m-10 :30 a.m., Wednesday, February 6 at the Petersburg Senior Center. Free lipid profile blood screening test to determine cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL (good cho- lesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. 12-hour fasting recommended. "Your Health and Diabetes" Edu- cation, Jasper – Discovering the diag- nosis of diabetes can be overwhelming. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter wants to support you in this transition of lifestyle, and sponsors a continuing ed- ucation group for persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or anyone who is interested in learning about the disease. The topic for the February class is "How Fiber Helps with Diabetes." This support group is held the third Monday of each month and provides knowledge to help you feel more secure, manage problems, and avoid hospitalization for diabetes-related issues. The next meeting will be Monday, February 18, from 6 -7 p.m. in Memorial Hospital's Mary Potter Meeting Room, at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information, please contact Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter's Diabetes Management and Preven- tion Services at 812-996 -0521.

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