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A-6 Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 The Press-Dispatch 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 DONET TA HARVEY Donetta Harvey, 86, of Pe- tersburg, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at Amber Manor Care Center in Peters- burg, surrounded by her lov- ing family. She was born September 19, 1934, in Pike County, to the late Marion and Verna ( Woods) Falls, and had lived in this area most of her life- time. She was a member of Littles General Baptist Church. She loved her children, grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren, and she was loved by them dearly, always being there for her grandchildren, and she will be missed beyond mea- sure. She enjoyed gardening, canning and, most especially, family meals, with her doing all of the preparation. She is survived by her daughter, Donna K. Charles, of Petersburg; a daughter-in- law, Jimmi Sue Harvey, of Pe- tersburg; five grandchildren, Dana ( Jerry) Blackwell, An- drea (Kyle) McCutchan, Le- ah (Chris) Blair, Cassie Mc- Dowell and Keri Harvey; eight great-grandchildren; and also, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Wayne Harvey, on Jan- uary 28, 2007; her son-in-law, Mark Charles, on June 16, 2019; her son, David Scott Harvey, on January 10, 2020 ; two brothers; and six sisters. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, Feb- ruary 20, 2021, at Corn-Col- vin Funeral Home in Oakland City, with Pastor Jerry Black- well officiating. Interment will follow at Knights Chapel Cem- etery near Glezen. A walk-through visitation will be from 11 a.m. until ser- vice time on Saturday at the fu- neral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a can- dle in memory of Donetta at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Donetta's family. MARK EDWIN R ANSFORD Mark Edwin Ransford, 72, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on July 9, 1948, to Lloyd Allen Ransford and Betty Jean (Bosley) Ransford in Clinton, Ind. He attended Clinton High School, where he ran track and played football. A fter graduation, he completed a bachelor's degree in education at Indiana State University. He holds a master's degree in ed- ucation from ISU and a Ph.D. in education leadership from Indiana University, Blooming- ton. Beginning with his first position as a middle school math teacher at Glendale Mid- dle School, he spent his ca- reer dedicated to public edu- cation. He served as an admin- istrator in the Shoals Commu- nity School Corporation, Pike County School Corporation and Union County School Cor- poration until his retirement. He returned to work with chil- dren at Grandview Elementa- ry until his death. He was pas- sionate about providing all stu- dents with the best possible education and mentoring his teachers and staff. In addition to his work, he enjoyed fishing and canoeing lakes and rivers. He was an av- id sports fan, who loved a high school game as much as a pro- fessional one. Over the years, he was an active member of Shoals Christian Church, Pe- tersburg Christian Church, and, most recently, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. He volunteered his time with ma- ny organizations, such as the Lions Club, Optimist Club and the IU Student Foundation. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Faith; two children, Amy and Beth; granddaugh- ter, Sophie; brother, Lloyd Bradley Ransford; Brad and Rita Lawson; Gail Williams and Erin Medved; and niec- es, nephews and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Allen Ransford; mother, Betty Jean Ransford; and brother, Gary Allen Rans- ford. A celebration of life will be handled by Day and Deremi- ah-Frye Funeral Home later this year. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403, which provided compassionate care to Mark and his family in his final days or to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, 2333 W. Industri- al Park Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. MARY ELIZABETH (KERR) JOHNSON Mary Elizabeth (Kerr) Johnson, 66, passed away peacefully January 26, 2021, at home. She was born December 9, 1954, to John and Bonnie Kerr, both preceded her in death. She attended Petersburg High School and graduated in 1973. She attended Vincennes University. She met and mar- ried her high school sweet- heart, John, and they were married in 1975. Their union produced three children, which she loved with the fierceness of a moth- er bear. Her faith was very im- portant to her. She attend- ed Sts. Peter and Paul Cath- olic Church in Petersburg. Her faith never wavered, even with the death of our daugh- ter, Sarah. The last few years of declin- ing health were very hard on her, but she never gave up. She took great delight in watching her grandchildren play on the floor and getting pictures of them. Her other great love was I.U. basketball, which she attend- ed home games for years until her health stopped her. She loved the beaches in Florida, where she would spend hours staring at the waves. She is survived by her hus- band, John; sons, Michael ( Jill) Johnson and Patrick (Meaghan) Johnson; four grandchildren Andy, Sadie, Hallie and Gabriel; nephews, Chris Leach and Seth Kerr; and nieces, Katie Leach and Shea Ruidniki. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sar- ah; sister, Karen Leach; and brothers, Mark Kerr and Tim Kerr. A Mass was at 10 a.m. Sat- urday morning, January 30, 2021, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Peters- burg. Burial followed at Wal- nut Hills Cemetery in Peters- burg. Visitation was from 8 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Ladies Club or Some- body's Place. Obituary Deadline Every Monday at 5 p.m. BOBBY L. DOANE Bobby L. Doane, 60, of New- burgh, entered rest on Thurs- day, Feb. 11, 2021, at St. Vin- cent's Hospital in Evansville. He was born on May 31, 1960, in Linton, to Dr. Bob and Norma (Britton) Doane. He had worked as a chef at Johnson's and Gilligan's Restaurant, and as a bus driv- er for Gibson-Pike-Warrick Special Ed. He also worked McDonald's, AFCO and Lu- cas Oil doing maintenance. He married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Caskey, in December 1980. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cathy (Caskey) Do- ane; sons, Anthony (Angela) Doane, of Evansville, and Alec (Taylor) Doane, of San Jose, Calif.; granddaughter, Alexis Brand; parents, Dr. Bob and Norma Doane, of Evansville; sister, Sharlet ( John) Ash, of Evansville; brother, Vincent Doane, of Evansville; and niec- es and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Doane, on Nov. 27, 2010. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Lamb-Basham Memo- rial Chapel, with Rev. Ken Slat- er officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation was from noon until service time on Tuesday at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to CHARLES WILLIAM VINNEDGE, JR. Charles William Vinnedge, Jr., 87, of Oakland City, en- tered rest at home, surround- ed by loving family, on Sunday Feb. 7, 2021. He was born on July 16, 1933, in Berwyn, Neb., to Charles W. Vinnedge and Eva L. (Pirnie) Vinnedge. He was a great, honorable man who will be missed. He proudly served in the U.S. Ar- my in the Korean War, earn- ing the Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Stars and a Nation- al Defense Services Medal. He was a member of Oakland City American Legion Post #256. On May 10, 1954, he mar- ried the love of his life, Mar- ilyn Yvonne Thompson and they were married for 66 years at the time of his passing. During his life, he was an EMT, a mechanic and head of maintenance at Old Ben Coal Mine 2, from where he subse- quently retired. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Thompson) Vinnedge; five children, Ken (Tamela) Vinnedge, of For- reston, Ill., Doug (Debbie) Vinnedge, of Oakland City, Pat (Lisa) Vinnedge, of Oakland City, Sherri (David) James, of Clark, Mo., and Jeff (Tam- my) Vinnedge, of Petersburg; four siblings, Dee McMa- hon, of San Diego, Calif., Ev- elyn Feeny, of Niles, Mich., Tom Vinnedge, of Winslow, and Mike Vinnedge, of Flor- ida; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Barb, Janet, Gloria, Geor- gia, John, Dave, Patricia and Dan; two grandchildren: Ha- ley Mechele, daughter of Jeff GER ALD EUGENE FOSTER Gerald Eugene "Gene" Fos- ter, 76, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb- ruary 7, 2021, at his residence. He was born January 30, 1945, in English, to Arthur Wilson and Anabelle (Eaton) Foster and was born the sixth child of 13. He had worked for Fortners Pest Control, Fabco Wood- working and Knox County As- sociation for Remarkable Cit- izens. He was a graduate of Decker High School. Surviving are two daugh- ters, Sharlena Foster, of Flori- da, and Andrea Foster, of Lou- isiana; his brothers, Gary Fos- MARCIA WARNOCK Marcia "Susann" Warnock, 84, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away February 10, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born January 29, 1937, in Petersburg, to the late Robert and Frances Wil- son Siple. She retired from Owens- boro Public Schools as a schoolteacher at Cravens El- ementary School and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a graduate of Petersburg High School, re- ceived her bachelor's degree from Kentucky Wesleyan Col- lege and her master's degree from Indiana University. She loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed her grandchildren's activities. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Warnock, in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Frances ( Victor) Warnock; two sons, James "J.D." (Kristy) Warnock and Andy (Shannon) Warnock; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, Febru- ary 15, 2021, at Trinity Epis- copal Church. Burial followed in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements. MARY JUNE (PARKS) THOMPSON Mary J. Thompson, 80, of Lawrenceville, Ill., born in Harrisburg, Ill., passed away February 6, 2021. She was a member of the Winslow High School Class of 1959. She was predeceased by her parents, Orville Parks and Dimple Stuart Parks; her husband, Gary Thompson; and her siblings, James Parks, Larry Parks, Kenneth Parks, Jane Rose Parks and Charlene Russet. She is survived by her sons, William "Willie" (Hortencia) Thompson, of Momence, Ill., Brian M. (Roxanne) Thomp- son, of Orlando, Fla., and John David Thompson, of Bour- bonnais, Ill.; her siblings, Bill (Carmen) Parks, of Clarks- ville, Tenn., Richard (Nome) Parks, of Boonville, Stuart Parks, of Petersburg, Glo- ria White, of Mt. Carmel, Ill., and Jean Chesser, of Oakland City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the donor's charity of choice. KENNETH R. PURCELL Kenneth R. Purcell, 88, of Washington, passed away at 6:02 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Daviess Communi- ty Hospital. He was born January 9, 1933, in Cumback, Ind., to the late Floyd and Margaret (Goodwin) Purcell. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead United Method- ist Church. He was a Unit- ed States Army veteran and served overseas during the Korean War. He loved to farm, garden, and mow and trim his yard. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Purcell, who he mar- ried October 12, 1963; one daughter, Emma (Terry) Rig- gle, of Montgomery; and one grandson, Christopher Ray Purcell Riggle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mar- garet (Goodwin) Purcell; and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Riggle. To honor Kenneth's wishes, cremation was chosen, and no services will be held. Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneral- Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery is hon- ored to serve the family of Kenneth R. Purcell. MICHAEL W. LAMB Michael W. Lamb, 62, of Evansville, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021. He had been in declin- ing health since his retirement from the Vanderburgh Coun- ty Prosecutor's Office in 2019. He was born in Petersburg to William and Carolyn Lamb, and lived there until he went off to college. He graduated from IU Law School, and after passing the bar exam, he went to work for over 30 years at the Prosecu- tor's Office, where he worked most of his career prosecuting felons in the Vanderburgh Su- perior and Circuit Courts. He was somewhat of a lon- er, but that did not keep him from being a world traveler. He went all over Europe, to Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Aru- ba, New Zealand, and numer- ous other domestic and for- eign destinations. He was an easy-going, friendly, soft-spoken guy, who was always impeccably dressed. With the recent passing of his mother, Carolyn, he had no remaining immediate family, but he is survived by an aunt, Linda Schorling, and several cousins, some of whom are still in the Petersburg area. He also had a long-time friend in Verdelski Miller. Mike said several times to his guardian, Susan Wilkie, and Verdelski that he want- ed to help support the Boom Squad of Evansville, but due to his decline, he was unable to make that happen. For those wanting to honor Mike's life, donate to Boom Squad, Inc. online at www.boomsquadinc. com or at PO Box 3902, Evans- ville, IN 47737, where their mission is "to provide youth the necessary skills to make well informed choices that lead to healthy lifestyles and successful futures." There will be no visitation or services at this time. O.D. Harris and Sons Fu- neral Home in Petersburg, Indiana is entrusted with his care. Online condolences may be made at odharrisfuneralhome. com. 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 BERTHA LEE MOSLEY Bertha Lee Mosley, 91, of Decatur, Ill., passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021, at Mason Point in Sullivan, Ill. She was born on Febru- ary 21, 1929, in Winslow, the daughter of Bert and Sarah (Lee) Nelson. She married Jack L. Mosley in 1946. He preceded her in death on Feb- ruary 9, 1989. She is survived by her son, Nelson (Lynette) Mosley, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; three grand- children; three great-grand- children; and one great-great- grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; in- fant daughter, Jackie Lee Nel- son; son, Jack K. Mosley; and three brothers, Lowell Nel- son, Denzil Nelson and Ken- neth Nelson. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at REDMOND BRIAN TOOLEY Redmond Brian Tooley, 68, of Jasper, entered rest on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born on Dec. 2, 1952, in Evansville, to Red- mond and Dorothy Irene (Brown) Tooley. He is survived by a daugh- ter, Zoey Tooley, of Jasper; sisters, Jessie (Gary) Bise, of Oakland City, and Liz (Kin) Ward, of Danville, Ky.; and brothers, Benny (Leah) Tool- ey, of Otwell, and Billy (Tina) Tooley, of Huntingburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Casey; and a brother, Otis Tooley. A celebration of Brian's life will take place at a later date. Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel is honored to assist Brian's family. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to TAUNYA K AY LEWIS Taunya Kay Lewis, 63, of Marion, Ky., died Jan. 31, 2021, at her home. She was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her chil- dren, Michelle ( Jimmie) Wil- son, of Marion, Ky., Heather ( Jonathan) Hinsey, Jeremiah Hinsey and Alexis Harlan all of Evansville, and Justin (Kier- ston) Gordon, of Petersburg; parents, Linda and Marlin Gray, of Otwell; 13 grandchil- dren and a few extra grand- children; five great-grandchil- dren; and sisters, Roxi Lam- berson and Nicole Besse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Thom- as Lewis. Services will be at a later date. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Ky.; two sons, Jay (Danielle) Boren and Clay Boren, both of Petersburg; his daugh- ters, Jan (Gene) Humphries, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Brenda ( John) May, of Herndon, Ky., Donna ( Jimmy) Reynolds, of LaFayette, Ky., Wanda (Billy "Hop") Calhoun, Linda Rea- son and Debra (Henry) Full- er, all of Cadiz, Ky., Elaine (Ronnie) Schroader and Deb- bie ( Wendell) Poiner, both of Dexter, Ky., Sandy (Dan- ny) Williams, of Gilbertsville, Ky., and Terri ( Jeff ) Nimmo, of Benton, Ky.; 27 grandchil- dren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchil- dren; and a sister, Reva (Shel- by) Mitchell, of Evansville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Boren; a grandson, Ronnie Humphries; twin grandchildren, Jodie and Maddie Boren; a stepson, James Dennis; a brother, Bil- ly Joe Boren; and a sister, Lo- lita Harris. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, Ky. Burial will fol- low at New Jerusalem Bap- tist Church Cemetery in Ca- diz, Ky. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Sat- urday at the funeral home. DOUG BOREN Doug Boren, 82, of Trigg County, Ky., passed away Sun- day, February 14, 2021, at his home. Born December 27, 1938, in Trigg County, he was the son of the late "Jodie" Othinial Boren and Vina Joiner Boren. He was a lifelong farmer, and also spent time logging and operating a sawmill for many years. He was a 55 -year member of the LaFayette and Ft. Campbell Masonic Lodge # 946, and was a former mem- ber of the Trigg County Hos- pital Board for 21 years, where he was a previous chairman of the board. In his free time, he enjoyed watching T V and spending time with his grand- children, who adored him as "Papa." He is survived by his wife, Mary Boren, of Calvert City, 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? and Tammy Vinnedge, and the daughter of Sherri and David James. A private family visitation will be at Lamb-Basham Me- morial Chapel. Graveside ser- vices will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date, with Rev. Bob Shepherd offi- ciating. In lieu of flowers the fami- ly requests that memorial con- tributions be made in Charles' Honor to the East Gibson Food Pantry. Donations can be sent to the Chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to ter, of Vincennes, and Theo- dore (Ted) Foster, of Winslow; three sisters, Suzanne Tapley, of Vincennes, Sharon Smith, of Vincennes, and Sandra Greentree, of Bicknell; sever- al grandchildren, great-grand- children, nieces and nephews; and a stepson, Anthony (Tony) Bowers, of Vincennes. Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Met- tie Rhoades; and six brothers, Jack, Danny, Charles, Jim, Isaac and Raymond Foster. Arrangements are pending.

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