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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 9, 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 BEVERLY SUE HAND Beverly Sue Hand, 80, passed away at 11:54 p.m. on September 30, 2019, in Washington. She was born on January 20, 1939, in Pike County, the daughter of Charles P. and Frona Esther (Quack- enbush) McFarland. She married William O. "Bud" Hand on September 18, 1954, in a little white church in Southern Illi- nois and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2016. She attended Peters- burg Schools and was a member of Free Methodist Church. She was a mem- ber of the Glendale Lodge Order of Eastern Star #461, where she had been past Matron and was a for- mer member of the Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose. She also enjoyed spend- ing time with her grand- children and enjoyed col- lecting antiques. Survivors include her beloved family, son, Rog- er D. (Sandy) Hand, of Washington; daughters, Lisa Hand, of Washing- ton, Holly (Paul) Edwards, of Washington; brother, Charles McFarland, of Pe- tersburg; grandchildren, Amber (Greg) Hand-Stil- lions, Roger Allen (Court- ney) Hand, William O. (Elizabeth) Edwards, Alixandra Edwards; and her great-grandchildren, Dalelen Hand, Hadlee Hand, Jaxson Stillions and Leelen Hand. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band, Bud Hand; brothers, David, Donald, Michael, Stephen and Alben Mc- Farland; her sisters, Terri Lynn McFarland and Ruth Ann Fletcher; and grand- son, Vincent Edwards. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Thurs- day, October 3, 2019, at Goodwin-Sievers Funer- al Home. She was laid to rest next to her husband, Bud, in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online memories may be shared with Sue's fam- ily and friends at www. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home was honored to as- sist the Hand family with arrangements. CHARLES "CHUCK" PAT TON, JR. Charles "Chuck" Patton, Jr., 63, of Winslow, passed away Sept. 29, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Ft. Mead, Md., on October 13, 1955, to Charles and Helen Patton. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Patton, of Winslow; daughter, Crystal Patton, of Mooresville; stepdaughter, Caysha Selby, of Winslow; brother, David Patton; sis- ters, Mara Bolin and Patri- cia Carnahan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepson, Damian Selby. Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. EDT on Thurs- day, Oct. 10, 2019, at Pleas- ant Ridge Cemetery. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. DAVID ALLEN JONES David Allen Jones, 75, passed away October 5, 2019, at his residence in Petersburg. He was born October 1, 1944, in Velpen, to Everett and Dorothy Jones. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Rhonda) Jones and Jeff (Lisa) Jones; daugh- ters, Sue (Dennis) Mason and Crystal Carreon; step- daughter, Michelle Roach; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; broth- ers, Terry Jones and Roger Jones; and sisters, Bonnie Like and Caroline Beaman. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bever- ly Like; brothers, Larry and Donald Jones; and a grand- daughter. A graveside service was at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Spraggins Cemetery. A viewing was from noon EDT until 12:40 p.m. EDT on Tuesday at Harris Funer- al Home in Petersburg. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with his care. FLOYD BENJAMIN POT TS Floyd Benjamin (Benny) Potts, of Otwell, passed away September 6, 2019. He married his wife, Vick- ie Evans, and she preceded him in death in 2004. He graduated from Otwell High School in 1966 and he worked for Sara Lee Bread Company. He is survived by a son, Terry Potts, of Phoenix Ariz.; a daughter, Amanda McClan- dess, of Evansville; a step- son, Jeremy Evans (who was his caretaker), of Otwell; stepdaughters, Alisha Tom- linson, of French Lick, and Amanda Gilley, of Bristow; sisters, Myrtle Clements, of Montgomery, and Ester Potts, of Bartonville Ill.; step- brothers, Sammy Joe McClel- len, of Petersburg, and Rex Delaney, of Washington; sev- en step-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Ashley Ev- ans; and a sister, Geraldine Ratliff. A Celebration of Life and burial to be at a later date. JAMES E. "WOODY" TROXLER James E. "Woody" Trox- ler, 87, of Jasper, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs- day, October 3, 2019, at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in Jasper on June 26, 1932, to Myron and Lillian (Eckstein) Troxler. He was a 1950 graduate of Jasper High School. He mar- ried Linda Parker on Febru- ary 21, 1958. He was a Unit- ed States Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean War Era. He started his career at Kimball International, and then became a salesman working for Aetna Plywood out of Indianapolis, from where he retired. He was a member of Ho- ly Family Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post #147, lifetime member of the K of C, and he was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and hosting customer ap- preciation shrimp boils and Christmas parties. Surviving are his wife, Linda Troxler, of Jasper; four children, John Troxler, of Jasper, Julie ( John) Plow- man, of Colleyville, Texas, Nancy (Michael) Hotze, of Lansdale, Pa., and Steve (Angie) Troxler, of Jasper; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry (Mary) Trox- ler, of Batesville, Miss. Preceding him in death is one brother, John Troxler. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Octo- ber 8, 2019, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper, with Pastor Jane Hillman officiating. Entombment fol- lowed in the Fairview Cem- etery Mausoleum in Jasper. The American Legion Post #147 conducted military graveside rights. A visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Be- cher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to a favorite charity. Online condolenc- es may be made at LINDA L. McCR ARY Linda L. McCrary, 74, of Winslow, passed away on October 6, 2019, at her res- idence. She was born November 8, 1944, to Horace and Ole- va Eads. She is survived by her hus- band of 51 years, Philip Mc- Crary, of Winslow; daughter, Mindy (Nick) Kerstiens, of Celestine; daughter-in-law, Deb McCrary, of Winslow; granddaughters, Gretchen, Mabel and Sadie McCrary; and sisters, Joyce (Larry) Catt, Velma (David) South- wood and Sue (Dewayne) Bailey. She is preceded in death by her son, Jody McCrary; her parents; brother, Bill Eads; and sister, Beulah Woolsey. Graveside services will take place at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Cup Creek Cemetery, in Vel- pen. In lieu of flowers, dona- tions may be made to Cup Creek Cemetery in memory of Linda and may be mailed to PO Box 6, Velpen, IN 47590. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with her care. ROBERT "BOB" MELVIN SCHREIBER Robert "Bob" Melvin Sch- reiber, 85, passed peaceful- ly in his home the morn- ing of October 3, 2019. His trust and faith in God, along with the support of his fam- ily, friends and church, sus- tained him through his nine- month battle with cancer. He was a kind, loving man born to Robert Melvin and Myrtle Marie (Reeves) Sch- reiber on October 26, 1933, in Evansville. He attend- ed Central High School in Evansville until he joined the Navy when he was 18, where he proudly served his country. His professions included working as a painter, weld- er at Highway Machine Shop in Princeton, and machinist at Old Ben Coal Co. in Spur- geon for many years until retirement. He loved wood carving and painting, sitting on his front porch swing, and working in the yard and gar- den. He loved going antiqu- ing to add to his impressive collection of cast iron piec- es. He was a member of the River of Life Church in Pe- tersburg and loved going on church outings. He loved his church family and most of all, he loved Jesus. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" ( John 3:16, K JV ). He is survived by his sons, Nick (Karen) McQueen, of Bridgeport, Ill., and Da- vid Reynolds, of Mt. Wash- ington, Ky.; daughters, Ti- na (Brent)(Schreiber) Ma- honey, of Louisville, Ky., and Krista (Katie) Schreiber, of Cedar Park, Texas; grand- children, Ethan and Tyler McQueen, Stefan and Daria Reynolds, Aidan and Liam Mahoney, and Emmet Sch- reiber; two great-grandchil- dren, Katarina and Kam- rynn McQueen; sister, Shir- ley Skelton; nephew, Danny Mans; and nieces, Laura Iv- ers and Linda Graves. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rob- ert and Myrtle Schreiber; wife, Juanita (Russell) Sch- reiber; sister-in-law, Helen (Russell) Morton; and two grandsons, Caleb Mahoney and Sean McQueen. Service were at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at River of Life Church, 342 County Rd. 300 in Peters- burg. Interment followed in Cup Creek Cemetery in Pikeville, where he joined Juanita, his wife of 42 years. Visitation was from noon until service time on Mon- day at the church. The family of Bob Sch- reiber has entrusted Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel for personal assis- tance. Family and friends may send messages of com- fort to www.lambbasham. com. WILEY "JAMES" WILLIS Wiley "James" Willis, 74, passed away on Tues- day, Oct. 1, 2019, at his home in Otwell, where he lived the last eight years. He lived with his caregiver and guardian, Clare Popp, his sister, and her husband, Gary. He was born March 9, 1945, in Petersburg, to Rob- ert and Olive (Frederick) Willis. He loved nature and wild- life. Butterflies, birds, in- sects and snakes were his fa- vorites. He also loved mush- room hunting and camping with family members. He had bacterial spinal meningitis and pneumo- nia at the age of 21 months. This left him mentally hand- icapped. This disadvantage did not stop him from en- joying life to the fullest. He made lots of friends through- out his life. If you ever met and talked with him, you never forgot him. He loved everyone. He is survived by two brothers, DeWitt (Donna) Willis, of Bedford, and Alva (Ella) Willis, of Fort Branch; two sisters, Marlene ( Jim) Naylor, of Columbus, and Clare (Gary) Popp, of Ot- well; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dear- ly. He was preceded in death by his parents; one broth- er, Robert Willis, of Green- field; four sisters, Wanna Lee Day, of Monroe City, Im- olou Schwoob, of Missoula, Mont., Nila Rose Wood, of Mendota, Ill., and Flora Eliz- abeth "Beth" Butchta, of Co- lumbus. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Harris and Son Funeral Home in Petersburg, with Pastor Lowell Thomas of- ficiating. Burial followed at Walnut Hills Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws of Pe- tersburg. JOYCE L. BUTLER Joyce L. Butler, 77, of Lyn- nville, passed away Wednes- day, October 2, 2019, at Lin- da E. White Hospice House in Evansville. She was born March 5, 1942, in Somerville, to the late Ralph H. and Marie C. (Bugher) Corn. She graduated from Spur- geon High School. She had lived in Lynnville for the last two years, coming from Stendal. She formerly worked at Otwell State Bank, then owned and operated a trucking company, then worked at R.H. Corn Truck- ing and finally retired from Wal-Mart. She enjoyed ani- mals and supported organi- zations that cared for them. She is survived by her sis- ter, Teresa (Steven) Mem- mer, of Oakland City; broth- er, Bo (Debra) Corn, of Oak- land City; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don- nie Lee Butler, in 2015; son, Greg Butler; and her broth- er, Fred Corn. A graveside service was at 10 :30 a.m. CDT on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Mont- gomery Cemetery in Oak- land City, with Pastor Josh Sanders officiating. Family and friends met at the cem- etery for the service. There was no visitation. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City was entrusted with the service and was honored to serve the Butler family. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a can- dle in memory of Joyce at www.corncolvinfuneral- Oeding, of Velpen, and Har- old and Virginia Prechtel, of Jasper; aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, Sandy and Dave Conklin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednes- day, October 9, 2019, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. A visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Be- cher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. In lieu of flowers, memori- al contributions may be made to the wishes of the family to help with funeral expens- es. Online condolences may be made at www.becher- In loving memory of Larry Whitehead September 7, 1946 - August 8, 2019 We, the family of Larry Whitehead, wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and Larry's classmates for their love, support, prayers and acts of kindness following the sudden loss of Larry. Many thanks to those who sent keepsakes, flowers, food and cards. Your thoughts and prayers were much appreciated during this time. A special thank you to the EMTs and to Harris Funeral Home staff for your care and compassion. A very sincere thank you to Pastor Chad Searls for the eulogy of Larry. We appreciate all those who took the time to show their respect and love at the funeral home. Your kindness will always be remembered. Please accept this as our sincere expression of thanks and gratitude. If we failed to mention anyone, please know your kindness is very much appreciated. Paula Whitehead and Family SHIRLEY L. MASON Shirley L. Mason, 84, of Oakland City, entered rest on Saturday Oct. 5,2019, at Amber Manor Care in Pe- tersburg. She was born on March 9, 1935, in Clay County, Ind., to George and Helen (Bynum) Feaster. She is survived by sons, Eddie (Patti) Mason, of Poulsbo, Wash., and Kel- ly (Lynn) Mason, of Oak- land City; daughters, Li- sa (Brent) Feathers, of Georgetown, Ind., Shan- non (Dennis) Green of Oakland City, and Tammy (Dan) Haller, of Princeton; brother, Grant Feaster, of Ft. Branch; sisters, Cathy Feaster, of Ft. Branch, An- nie Pirkle, of California; grandchildren: Andrea (Donnie) Wiseman, Mark ( Jilaine) Mason II, Gary Mason, Rickie Mason, Lo- ri Mason, Phoenix ( J.D.) Booker, Brandie (Charles) Hinds, Angela Mason, Les- lie ( Jarrod) Beard, George Mason, Elizabeth (Neil) Cole, Mari Ana Fisher, Brittany Feathers, Aman- da ( Jared) Peterson, Alisha ( Erik) Reed and Helen Re- nee (Bill) Wilson; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band, Tunny Mason; sons, Gary and Mark Mason; daughter, Melinda Penny; and sisters, Alice France and Janet Venable. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Darin D. Nossett and Rev. Jonathan Scott offici- ating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to ZACHARY LEE JOHNSON Zachary Lee Johnson, 25, lost his battle with depres- sion and anxiety, at 4:24 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019. He was born in Jackson- ville, Fla., on August 17, 1994, to Robert and Michelle (Prechtel) Johnson. He was a 2012 graduate of Jasper High School. He worked in information tech- nology at Jasper Engines and Transmissions. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Jasper. He loved fishing, bowling and computers, including build- ing them and playing games on them. He is survived by his par- ents, Bob and Michelle John- son, of Jasper; two sisters, Er- in (Bryan) Johnson, of Jack- sonville, Fla., and Taylor Johnson, of Jasper; maternal grandparents, Mel and Mike

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