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July 29, 2020

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JUDITH K AY CHURCH Judith Kay (Loveless) Church, 72, of Eminence, Ky., for the past two years, and formerly of Oakland City, went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at her residence in Em- inence. She was born November 12, 1947, in Petersburg. She was a homemaker, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed genealogy, flowers, hum- mingbirds and scrapbooking. She is survived by her hus- band, Obed Stanley Church, whom she married July 31, 1964; daughter, Kimber- ly (Randy) Staley, of Em- inence, Ky.; son, Stanley "Buster" (Melissa) Church, of Oakland City; grandchil- dren, Felicia Staley, of Shel- byville, Ky., Jeremy (Tiffany) Staley, of Greenfield, and Hai- ley ( Jonathan) Haywood, of Boonville; step-grandchil- dren, Bradley (Dezarae) Hart, of Owensville, Britney ( Jon) Schaeffer, of Oakland City, and Dalton Ashby, of Oakland City; great-grand- children, Emma and Beck- ett Staley, of Greenfield; step-great-grandchildren, J.J. and Braylynn Schaeffer, of Oakland City, and Gan- non, Brecken, Reeseton and Oaksley Hart, of Owensville; brothers, Abb (Rachel) Love- less, of Coker, Ala., and En- nis Loveless, of Ohio; sis- ter-in-law, Marcia Doerner, of Oakland City; brother-in- law, Phillip Church, of Cam- by, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, Kinder and Sinda (Harbison) Love- less; half-sisters, Connie Church and Louise Brown; half-brother, Kinder "Mike" Loveless; and brother-in-law, Fred Doerner. A private viewing and graveside service were on Monday, July 27, 2020, with Pastor Andrew Stroud offici- ating. Burial followed in Wal- nut Hills Cemetery in Peters- burg. In lieu of flowers, memori- al contributions may be made to IHYC (youth camp), 6717 Revere Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46237. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City handled ar- rangements and was honored to serve the Church family. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory at www.corncolvin- LAWRENCE EDWARD MULDOON, JR. Lawrence Edward Mul- doon, Jr., 59, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Huntsville, Ala. He was born December 21, 1960, in Hartford, Conn., to Lawrence Edward Muldoon, Sr. and Florence (Brittain) Muldoon. He retired as a Master Ser- geant in the United States Air Force. He served as a Lo- gistics Mission Technician for the Indiana Air Nation- al Guard's 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute. He is survived by three children, Jessica Muldoon, of Stendal, Daniel (Tessa) Muldoon, of Huntingburg, and Sean Muldoon, of Dale; one sister, Mary Powers, of Huntsville, Ala.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sib- lings, Timothy Muldoon and Kathleen Muldoon. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunting- burg. Burial followed at Fair- mount Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time on Satur- day at the funeral home. Con- dolences may be shared on- line at MARILYN L. BEADLES Marilyn L. Beadles, 80, of Velpen, passed away at 5:57 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020, at her residence. She was born January 10, 1940, in Velpen, to Walter and Estel (Smith) Houchin; and married Sammy A. Bea- dles, of Winslow, on August 31, 1962. She was a homemaker and a proud coal miner's wife. She loved spending time with her family, gardening and bird watching, especially cardi- nals and hummingbirds, and she loved her butterflies. She is survived by her hus- band of 58 years, Sammy A. Beadles, of Velpen; one son, Kevin Beadles (companion, Tammy Cato), of Velpen; one daughter, Tona (Scott) Satterfield, of Velpen; one granddaughter, Shanique (Tyler) Dillon, of Jasper; one great-grandson, Aiden Dil- lon, of Jasper; one brother, Royce (Bobbie) Houchin, of Oakland City; and one sister, Sue (Larry) Mann, of Otwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one broth- er, Kenneth Houchin. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Nass & Son Fu- neral Home in Huntingburg, with Lowell Thomas offici- ating. Burial followed at the Beadles Cemetery in White Oak. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memori- al contributions can be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, 800 W. 9th St., Jas- per, IN 47546. Condolences may be shared online at www. LORET TA HOT TEL Loretta Hottel, 85, of Fran- cisco, passed away on Sun- day, July 26, 2020, at her home. She was born on October 5, 1934, in Francisco, to Lou- is R. and Nova (Lytle) Burns. She was a lifetime resi- dent of Francisco, graduating from Francisco High School. She worked at Hansen Man- ufacturing for many years. She was a member of Francis- co Gospel Ministry Church. She enjoyed sewing and be- ing with her family, especial- ly her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Anita Lynn Query, of Francisco; son, James Mac Hottel, of Winslow; three grandsons; 10 great-grand- children; sister, Lauraella Da- vis, of Princeton; and broth- er, Jerry Burns, of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ralph Hottel, in 2014. A Celebration of Life hon- oring will be at a later date. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Loretta at www. Col- vin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hottel family. MARY JANE ROGERS Mary Jane (Beard) Rog- ers, 66, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown Hospi- tal in Evansville. She was born June 2, 1954, in Petersburg, to the late Ralph and Pauline (Ander- son) Beard. She had a big heart. She was a kind woman, who loved her family, and her greatest joys in life were her grand- children, whom she enjoyed spoiling. She is survived by her sons, Robert Dent, Ricky (Sara) White, and Gary White; grandchildren, Caleb Street, Sandra White, Mariah White, Zach White, Ali White, Coo- per White and Jaxon White; and siblings, David Beard and Linda (Beard) Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Larry Beard and Donna (Beard) Tooley. A graveside funeral ser- vice will be at 11 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Online condolences may be made at ColvinFuneralHome. com, where you may also light a candle in loving mem- ory of Mary. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rogers family. EDNA B. BOGER Edna B. Boger, 95, of Pe- tersburg, passed away July 27, 2020, at Amber Manor Care Center. She was born March 13, 1925, in Rumbletown, to Wrentice and Mary Alice ( Jerrell) Rumble. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pe- tersburg and the Eastern Star, where she was a Past Grand Deputy. She worked for many years as a clerk for the Midwest Phone Compa- ny. She is survived by her nephews, Doyle Beck, of Evansville, and Paul Beck, of Tucumcari, N.M.; and niece, Barbara Sturgeon, of Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Bo- ger; brother, Joe Rumble; sisters, Jessie Beck, Frieda Rumble and Helen Muncy; and nephew, Robert Beck. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednes- day, July 29, 2020, at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Peters- burg, with Pastor Mike Mill- er officiating. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 200 N. 8th St. Petersburg, IN 47567. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with her care. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 29, 2020 B-11 OBITUARIES suit claiming that making scholarship funds available to everyone except par- ents who choose religious schools for their children violates constitutionally protected free exercise of religion. Responsible, free peo- ple courageously balance risks and competing objec- tives to come up with cre- ative solutions. We know the measures we must take to battle COVID-19. We can make schools physically safe. We also know what measures to take to prevent ruining a child's future by depriv- ing them of the education they must have. We must get them to school. Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and author of the new book "Necessary Noise: How Donald Trump Inflames the Culture War and Why This is Good News for America." Readers can respond to Star's column by emailing star-park- SCHOOL Continued from page 9 THE MOB Continued from page 10 our work bus and tore open our lunches and donuts. The Texans and Okies were trying to get snapshots of the beast when it came off the bus. The Alaskans, who know their griz- zlies, were climbing on top of the other buses, and locking themselves in truck cabs. In winter, the welders went home or to warmer out-of- state pipeline projects to wait out Alaskan temperatures of 50 and 60 degrees below ze- ro, round-the-clock dark- ness and occasional knife- like wind. I will say this: they missed some truly spectacu- lar Northern Lights in the win- ter. Most of the laborers went back to town after the welders left, but I worked camp securi- ty 11.5 hours per day through the winter. This was shortly after Rich- ard Nixon left office. Because the pipeline crossed feder- al lands, A ffirmative Action was in force. There were two job lines at the union hall: the long one, sometimes stretch- ing out the door and onto the sidewalk, and the short one. The short line was for ra- cial minorities and (very rare) women, legally entitled to hir- ing preference. I seldom saw the number of workers in that line amount to double digits. For them, hiring was almost instantaneous and they had first pick of the choicest as- signments. The long line was for us, the white males whom Professor Anita Hill would later call "the lowest form of life on the evo- lutionary scale." Sometimes our line was so long that we couldn't get a job after wast- ing our day at the hiring hall, and we had to come back the next day and the next. Minori- ty union members could quit a job in the morning and be back on a job that afternoon. Even in town, most of the pipeline laborers were alone, without family, unconnected to the community. We tended to run with fellow unemployed workers until we could get dis- patched to a remote pipeline camp. We'd usually see our friends at the union hall, and either go our separate ways for work or continue socializ- ing in town. Two middle-aged pals there were inseparable. One was Black, and the other was a white guy with a German name. They were loud and pro- fane, apparently hit the bottle pretty good, and they were a lot of fun in the union hall. But they couldn't stand in the same line because one was a racial minority and the other wasn't. They didn't want to split up to ship out to different pipeline camps, but the Black friend didn't want to accept the infe- rior jobs that would remain af- ter the minority job dispatch. So he loudly told his white friend to tell the union that his mother was Mexican. We all laughed because this guy looked like a pedigreed Scan- dinavian. But he went inside the of- fice, and when he came back out, he got in the minority line and took a prime job dispatch with his Black buddy. Good for him, I say. We owe no loyalty to that corrupt racist system. But I never got to stand in that line. I visited my lamentably white grandparents Ruth and Preston Potter, who were win- tering in Florida. St. Peters- burg was well known for its large population of elderly re- tirees, but I didn't know there was also a large youthful low- er-class community with all the usual pathologies. I saw large numbers of young men my age standing around, "smoking and joking" on weekday after- noons. Employment was appar- ently not on the agenda. On the first day of the month, welfare checks came out and young men found their way to women who were able to bankroll their frolics for a few days thereafter. I learned that the slang for that first day, the welfare day, was "Mothers' Day." Liquor flowed, sirens whooped, and skirts and mu- sic volume were elevated for a few days, until the government money for that month ran out. I don't remember a strong feeling of moral censure, but I was acutely aware that all this fun was literally at my expense, and the expense of other hap- less working men and women. I was single and ready to min- gle, but I opted instead for de- ferred gratification, to work in remote isolation, to make that money while I could. Why did I have to go in my pocket to fund uproarious living by frivolous and idle people? Talk of redistribution of in- come began to ring hollow. Economic justice, it seemed to me, ought to consist of more than redistribution of my in- come. How about redistribut- ing some of that 60 -below-ze- ro? G was welcome to frozen fingertips. How could we re- distribute my solitude, my so- cial isolation, my sleep depri- vation? The truth, of course, is that all the risks, costs, sacrifices and rewards are distributed ef- ficiently, which is to say per- fectly, by a free market. Free- dom begets freedom. What a privilege to turn 21 in a rela- tively free country before par- asites and race hustlers ze- roed in on productive, innova- tive, risk-taking, hard-working opportunity seekers. I wish I could privilege my grandchil- dren with such a country. PRIVILEGE Continued from page 9 Cemetery anks to everyone who donated for upkeep of the cemetery. It was greatly needed and appreciated. McClure Cemetery Board 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 the economics department at Brown University and who is black, bravely spoke out: I deeply resented the letter. First of all, what makes an ad- ministrator (even a highly paid one, with an exalted title) a "leader" of this university? We, the faculty, are the on- ly "leaders" worthy of mention when it comes to the realm of ideas. Who cares what some paper-pushing apparatchik thinks? It's all a bit creepy and unset- tling. Why must this universi- ty's senior administration de- clare, on behalf of the institu- tion as a whole and with one voice, that they unanimously— without any subtle differences of emphasis or nuance—inter- pret contentious current events through a single lens? In like fashion, Princeton University in New Jersey is- sued a Faculty Letter on Ju- ly 4 in which it declared, "An- ti-Blackness is foundational to America." The letter requested that faculty give priority to a list of demands, some of which are reasonable, but many of which are absurd. Among the latter were a call for rewarding "the invisible work done by faculty of color with course relief and summer salary" and to "contin- ue to actively confront Prince- ton's ties to and culpability in slavery and white supremacy." Katz, a professor of human- ities and classics at Princeton, issued a "Declaration of Inde- pendence" in response to the Faculty Letter. He rightly ar- gues that many of the demands "would lead to civil war on cam- pus." For the vast majority of peo- ple, speaking out in such a bold way is unimaginable. Simply put, many fear for their liveli- hoods, and with good reason. John McWhorter, a profes- sor of linguistics at Columbia University who is black, has been tracking on his Twitter ac- count professors and graduate students who have conveyed to him their concern about their jobs and careers amid the cur- rent culture of dogmatic think- ing. As of July 16, he says, he is up to 102 cases. Hopefully, intellectuals and leaders from both the left and the right will stand up for the inviolability of free speech. But there are also important steps that the rest of us can take. As Mark Glennon writes in Wirepoints, New Trier Neigh- bors, a parents' group in the northern suburbs of Chicago, has submitted to New Trier High School's board a "Free- dom of Expression Resolution for the New Trier Community." They have asked that the fol- lowing resolution be officially adopted. It reads, in part: Because New Trier High School is committed to free and open inquiry in all mat- ters, it guarantees all members of the New Trier High School community the broadest possi- ble latitude to speak, write, lis- ten, challenge, and learn. Except insofar as limitations on that freedom are necessary to the functioning of New Trier High School, New Trier High School fully respects and sup- ports the freedom of all mem- bers of the New Trier High School community "to dis- cuss any problem that pres- ents itself." Parents and students across the country should look at this resolution as a model they can introduce in their own schools and universities. As the New Trier statement points out, "Only when the minds of our students are com- mitted to free and open inqui- ry in an environment that wel- comes diverse viewpoints will they become the kind of citi- zens needed to strengthen our republic and solve complex problems." Katharine Cornell Gorka serves as Director of the Feulner Institute's Center for Civil Soci- ety and the American Dialogue. BEVERLY A. BELCHER Beverly A. Belcher, 80, of Hazleton, passed away on Sat- urday, July 25, 2020, at St. Vin- cent Hospital in Evansville. She was born on January 10, 1940, in Giro, Ind. She was a lifetime resident of the Hazleton area, grad- uating from Hazleton High School. She formerly worked at Potter and Brumfield, was the owner/operator of the Highway Truck Plaza be- tween Decker and Hazleton, and worked as a cashier at the Vincennes Walmart. She was a member of the Hazleton United Methodist Church and a member of the United Meth- odist Women's Association. She was also involved in the Hazleton community, helping with funeral dinners and the Hazleton Little League, and a was a member of the Secret Pal Club. She is survived by her aunts, Betty Cain, of Prince- ton, and Jane (Kenneth) Ar- nold, of Petersburg; and nu- merous cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Buthel E. Tol- bert; mother, Ruth (Ice) Tol- bert Ellis; husband, Loren Belcher, in 1998; sister, Tam- my Sue (Tolbert) Fetcher, in 2019; infant brother, Kim Tolbert; and nephew, Michael Fetcher. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Hazleton Commu- nity Cemetery in Hazleton, with Pastor Gary Arnold and Pastor Sam Polito officiating. Memorial contributions may be donated to Hazleton United Methodist Church, 114 S. Main St., Hazleton, IN 47640. Obituary deadline Every Monday at 5 p.m. Puzzled about what to read? ..and you will have your solution. subscribe to 812-354-8500

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