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December 2, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, December 2, 2020 A-5 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 SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? LET US KNOW AT 812-354-8500! DAVID OWEN FLENER David Owen Flener, 63, a former resident of Winslow, passed away in Louisville, Ky., on November 6, 2020, after a long bout of cancer. He was born in Louisville, Ky., to Clifton Owen Flener and Betty (Foutch) Flener Selby on September 18, 1957. He graduated from Pike Central High School in 1975. He was a woodworker and cab- inet maker. He loved to deer hunt and was an avid bass fish- erman. As a hobby, he helped his brother, Ron, make fish- ing lures. He is survived by a son, William S. (Tearisha) Flen- er, of Winslow; two grandchil- dren, Noah and Hazel Grace, of Winslow; a brother, Ron W. (Annette) Flener, of Flor- ida; a sister, Tasha Flener, of HELEN ELIZABETH MEYER Helen Elizabeth (Pride) Fulcher Meyer was born Oc- tober 19, 1937, in Washington, to Wilbur and Sadie ( Woodall) Pride. She lived for short pe- riods with her family in Ohio and California, but when she was very young, her parents brought her and her brother back to Indiana, and raised her in Algiers, where many of her extended family members resided. She attended elementa- ry school in Algiers, then, in 1955, she graduated from Ot- well High School. She mar- ried Jesse John Fulcher, and the couple raised five daugh- ters in Pike County before his death in 1986. During those early years, when her girls were very small, Helen taught piano. She was an accomplished pi- ano artist and was very tal- ented as a singer as well. She often played in churches, ac- companying her young daugh- ters with both instrument and voice. She loved music and used her talents to perform in plays in southern Indiana, and was an active participant and solo- ist in the choir at Main Street Presbyterian Church in Pe- tersburg, where she was a member for many years. In later years, she played the pi- ano and sang in the choir at St. Clement Catholic Church in Boonville. She was also a fre- quent volunteer in local nurs- ing homes, playing her music to enrich the lives of the res- idents. She continued to min- ister to others through her music after she moved to the Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville, where she resided at the time of her death. She taught all her girls to read at an early age, and af- ter her youngest child start- ed kindergarten, she taught Head Start for a short time. She was told she had a gift for teaching, so in the fall of 1967, she began attending classes at Oakland City College, major- ing in Elementary Education. A fter having graduated mag- na cum laude and having com- pleted her student teaching at Petersburg Elementary, she began her teaching career in the Fall of 1970 at Otwell Ele- mentary School. She continued her educa- tion, earning a master's de- gree at Indiana State Univer- sity, Terre Haute, and by 1977, she was principal of Otwell El- ementary. She changed many students' lives in Pike Coun- ty through her contributions to the county's school sys- tem and the programs she implemented. She conduct- ed a Kindergarten Round- Up in Otwell, Petersburg and Winslow Elementary Schools, worked closely with the Spe- cial Education and Learning Disabilities programs, devel- oped the fifth grade Outdoor Education program at Otwell, planned, coordinated and con- ducted the Pike County Spell- ing Bee, was the Curriculum Coordinator for grades K-2, and was a member of the Pike County Leadership and Edu- cation Development Commit- tee. She was appointed by the State Superintendent of Edu- cation to a committee on text- book adoption for the State STEVEN E. CARTER Steven E. Carter, 77, en- tered into Heaven on Novem- ber 27, 2020. He was a retired school teacher of 45 years, coach, re- altor and farmer. He enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting and trapping, gardening, antiques and volunteering at Some- body's place in Petersburg. He was the beloved husband of Luzell Carter; loving father of Eric Carter (Fiancée Terri) and Jalyn (Mike) Sanford; de- voted grandfather of Ashlyn, Carter and Tyler Sanford; dear brother of Brenda (Max) Bar- rett, Cathy (Dave) Nugent and Sally (Larry) Readle. He is al- so survived by brother-in-law Terry (Cindy) Havill; mother- in-law Mary Havill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Wyn- onia ( Johnnie) Carter; and fa- ther-in-law, Dee Havill. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Decem- ber 5, 2020, at the White Riv- er Chapel Williams Cemetery. Private family visitation will be on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be given to Somebody's Place, Bethany Christian Church of Washington, First Christian Church of Peters- burg, or P.A.W.S. of Indiana, and was chairper- son of staff evaluation for Pike County schools. She was giv- en the prestigious State of In- diana Principal of the Year award in the 1980s. While she resided in Pike County, she was a member of the Optimists' Club and earned the Optimist of the Month award for her involve- ment in the club's works to bet- ter the community. She helped them develop the "Just Say No" programs for all three el- ementary schools. She also worked with Hospice in Pike County, where she served as a board member and helped to set their policies. As an active member of the Main Street Presbyterian Church, she served as an Elder and on several committees, as well as her commitment to the choir. She once again continued her own education and soon graduated from the Indiana Principal Leadership Acade- my, then worked to help other principals in the State of Indi- ana to become better adminis- trators. It was in that position that she met her second hus- band, Leroy Meyer, who was the principal at Chrisney El- ementary School. They wed in November 1989 and moved to Boonville, where they host- ed many gatherings for fami- ly and friends. Helen didn't slow down af- ter her retirement. She en- joyed playing golf in Boonville, kept beautiful flower gardens, painted folk art, did her best to keep up with her ever-growing family's activities, participat- ed in Bible study groups (af- fectionately called the "Hen's Club" by her husband), and ap- preciated their annual trip to watch baseball spring training in Florida, where she loved be- ing in the sunshine and taking long walks. She was blessed with a large number of descendants who will miss her ready smile and her beautiful music. She is survived by her husband, Leroy; her five daughters, Cynthia Brown (widow of Michael), of Evansville, Son- ya (Rick) Wotring-Grams, of South Bend, Katrina Fulcher, of Winslow, Lorri (Mike) Def- fendoll, of Petersburg, and Su- san (Mike) Craig-Gibson, of Huntingburg; 10 grandchil- dren, LeAnn (Blake) Meyers, Cinthia (Pat) Gordon, Ash- ley Zoe ( Josh) Sipes, Steph- anie (Mason) Silvia, Jesse Wotring, Joshua Offil, Jon Offil, Alex Deffendoll, Jenny Deffendoll and Austin Craig; 16 great-grandchildren, Ja- cob Pancake, Nathanel Hook, Kamren Myers, Kaiden My- ers, Kelsey (Matt) Brankle, Tyler Gordon, Emily Silvia, Evalyn Silvia, Sadie Silvia, Helena Silvia, Elle Readle, Jack Deffendoll, Issac Sipes, Inara Sipes, Ares Wotring and Thomas Baker-Craig; and 10 great-great-grandchildren, Gavin Pancake, Elysia Pan- cake, Layne Pancake, Saoirse Pancake, Liam Hook, Connor Hook, Emma Hook, Amillia Brankle, Abigal LuAnn Bran- kle and Broden Brankle. She is also survived by Le- roy's children, Bernie (Dee) Meyer and Lynn (Alan) Ar- teberry; grandchildren, Bri- an Meyer, Brett (Holly) Mey- er and Jordan Arteberry; and great-grandchild, Lucy Meyer. Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband; her brother, Norman Pride; and a great-grandson, Brody Beard. A private ceremony will take place when she is laid to rest on Friday, November 27, 2020, and a memorial honor- ing her life will be announced at a later date. If you wish to contribute to a charity in memory of Hel- en, donations may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice in Jasper, St. Clement Catholic Church in Boonville or Main Street Presbyterian Church in Petersburg. With all my love forever Mom & Terry It has been one year already since you le us. I miss you more every day. e holidays won't be the same without you. MAY 16, 1964 DEC. 5, 2019 e family of Dorothy Rund Gould would like to say a special thank you to all the staff at Amber Manor Healthcare for the kind and loving care that they provided for our mother over the past several years, and es- pecially during the final days of her life. Our family knew that she was safe and well cared for in Assisted Living. Also, thank you to Ascera Care Hospice and Dr. Gary Keepes. Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. We also want to say that we were so blessed by the people who came to her graveside services. We appreciate you being there. God bless each one of you. Eddie & Marjean Willis Leslie & Elaine Rund Lynita & Greg Hood 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 FAMILY OF Mary Belle (Potts) Willis and Eleanor (Potts) Gladish would like to thank everyone for their prayers, concerns and cards due to the passing of our sisters. Sharon (Potts) Gladish Nancy (Potts) Myers Thank You JULIA TREDWAY- SHEPARD Julia Kay Tredway-Shepard, 60, loving mother of three chil- dren, passed away on Mon- day, November 16, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Septem- ber 21, 1960, in Washington, to Hilbert and Patricia ( Wise- man) Tredway. She attended Otwell El- ementary and Junior High School and graduated from Pike Central High School. She worked as a hostess at September's Restaurant, was a seamstress at a couple of lo- cal factories, and later worked at Jasper Memorial Hospital as a phlebotomist for the lab. She lived in Pike County her whole life and raised two sons, Spen- cer and Jace, and a daughter, Katie. She had a flair for the dra- matic and entertained many with her theatrical skills as an actress and a singer. She was active in Drama, Con- cert Choir and Swing Choir at Pike Central High School. When she was 16 years of age, she played three major roles as a resident of Vincennes University's summer theatre. At age 17, she won "Best Ac- tress" honors for her portrayal of Abby Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Interna- tional Thespian Conference in Connersville. She also helped form Pike Civic Theatre and was president of the organi- zation at age 23, while also directing major productions. She was also active with Veale Creek Theatre and Shawnee Summer Theatre. She was of- ten requested to sing the Na- tional Anthem at area events and sang at many local wed- dings for friends and family. She was also known for her quick wit and her contagious laughter. She is survived by her three children, Spencer, Katie and Jace; her sister, Sherri (Bar- ry) Dorsey; her brother, Brad (Sherri) Tredway; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Hilbert; and her mother, Patricia. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date when family and friends can hopefully actual- ly gather. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with buri- al expenses via a Fundraiser on her daughter Katie Mi- chelle's Facebook page. MARK E. THOMAS Mark E. Thomas, 64, of Monroe City, passed away November 29, 2020, in Vin- cennes. He was born December 14, 1955, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to Joseph and Betty (Blue) Thomas. He spent the majority of his life living in Knox Coun- ty. He worked for many years as a farmer and truck driver in the area. He is survived by his sis- ters, Jill Dunbar and Lynn Baldwin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Due to COVID-19 restric- tions, a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, De- cember 4, 2020, at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Masks and social distancing are required to attend the graveside service. Harris Fu- neral Home is entrusted with his care. AREA HAPPENINGS Celebrate Recovery–Will meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 342 E. CR 300 N., Petersburg. For more information, contact Pastor Jim at 812-354-8800. Pike County History Center—Will meet the fourth Monday of each month at the History Center, 1104 Main Street, Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. New members welcome. History Center hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. DAR—Local chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution meet the second Monday of each month September through June at 6 p.m. at the History Center in Petersburg. Free Clothing Bank–Oak Grove Church in Oakland City offers a free clothing 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. 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 in- formation, call 812-887-0349. Narcotic Anonymous – Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship Church. Gathering Place—Will be open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at 207 Lafayette Street, Winslow for the Food and Clothing Pantry. For more information, call 812-582-5210. 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 monthly meetings the sec- ond 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 Center of Otwell– will have its monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend. Right To Life Aluminum Can/Paper Drive-Saturday, Dec. 5 at Tractor Supply Lot in Daviess County at the Trac- tor Supply Co. Parking Lot in Washington. This is the main location for this paper drive, with hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. If you could volunteer for a short time, contact Louis Ka- vanaugh, Jr. at 812-486 -3658, or, if possible, come out the day of the paper drive to the specified location. LOUIE CAMPBELL Sales Professional CALL OR TEXT 812-899-6267 @LouieYourCarGuy HWY. 64 W. • PRINCETON "Quite Simply, A Better Experience!" Looking for a Great Deal On Your Next Vehicle? Bardstown, Ky.; an aunt, Billie Grubb, of Winslow; stepfather, Arthur Selby, of Winslow; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his broth- ers, Clifton O. Flener, Jr., of Louisville, and Clifton O. Flen- er, Jr., who died as an infant. A memorial service will be at a later date.

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