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October 13, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 13, 2021 C-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 Obituary Deadline Every Monday at 5 p.m. Presbyterian Church Main Street, Petersburg Sunday, October 17, 2021 2-4 p.m. Please join us for a Celebration of Life –in loving memory of– Sharon Hildebrand October 15, 1953 -August 21, 2021 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 DONALD R. BLOUNT Donald R. Blount, 74, of Stendal, passed away on Fri- day, October 8, 2021, at Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born August 26, 1947, in Stendal, to James R. and Lorene (Preston) Blount. He worked in construction and retired from Laborers Lo- cal #561. He was a Navy veter- an of the Vietnam War; and en- joyed working as a handyman around the house, playing the guitar/music and working on his tractors. He is survived by his wife, Starlin R. Blount (nee Thom- as), of Stendal; five children, Danny ( Jenny) Blount, of Petersburg, Kristie Keck, of Petersburg, Vicki Hayes, of Evansville, Jenny-Lynn (Mandy) Copley, of English, and Sarah (Floyd) Frasure, of Stendal; two sisters, Loree- ta Jean Eckert, of Bardstown, Ky., and Carolyn Parks, of Boonville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four sib- lings, Betty Caldemeyer, James E. Blount, JoAnn Go- odrum and Jerry Blount. Funeral services for will be at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunt- ingburg, with Pastor Scott Westerman officiating. Burial will follow at Cup Creek Cem- etery near Velpen. The V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail will conduct military grave- side rites. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funer- al home. Condolences may be shared online at www.nas- JERRY ARTHUR HUFFMAN Jerry Arthur Huffman, 74, of Evansville, passed on to the other side on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. He was born to Arthur Huff- man and Jean Hager, of Peters- burg, on Mar. 25, 1947. He was retired from Con- rail Railroad Company, where he worked as a trackman for 18 years, making many great memories with the men with whom he worked. He was known by many for his sense of humor and laid-back na- ture. He had a knack for mak- ing someone laugh when they needed it and always gave great advice. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steel- ers fan. He enjoyed playing golf and pool with his friends, and attending concerts and baseball games with his son, Jason. He was a loving hus- band and father, and a won- derful grandfather. He will be deeply missed by many of his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Lisa (Aull) Huffman, of Evansville; his son, Jason Huffman, of Evans- ville; granddaughter, Talena Huffman, of Evansville; a sis- ter, Nancy (Tom) Miley, of Pe- tersburg; and his beloved dog, Jack. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grand- mother, Ida Zimmerman; and sister, Patty Jean Huffman. Funeral services were at noon on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial followed at Sunset Me- morial Park. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkin- son's disease research at mi- ROBERT P. HENSLEY Robert P. Hensley, 64, of Pe- tersburg, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, with his wife by his side. He was born May 1, 1957, in Washington, to James Hens- ley. He attended Pike Central High School and participat- ed in several sports. He was a well-known Pike County recycler. He married Pame- la Swain Hensley on July 30, 2007. He loved his dogs, chil- dren and helping others. He was well-loved by his family, always joking and making oth- ers laugh. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, of Petersburg; his brothers, James Hensley, Jr., of Petersburg and Mick- ey (LeAnna) Hensley, of Petersburg; sons, Jeremy Leighty, of Petersburg, and Justin Lohman, of Michigan; daughters, Amanda (Eric) Warmuth, of Vincennes, and Danyelle Lohman, of Peters- burg; grandchildren, Taylor, Jaycob and Ava Warmuth, of Vincennes, Haylee Robinson, of Petersburg, and Clayton Galloway, of Petersburg. Preceding him in death were a son, Eric Paul Leighty; and his father, James Carl Hensley. Per his request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be sent to Petersburg and Jasper Pet Clinics. Condolences may be mailed to Pamela Hensley, 2175 E. Main St., Petersburg, IN 47567. ROGER GR ANT BRIT TAIN Roger Grant Brittain, 86, of Petersburg, passed away Sun- day, October 10, 2021, in Jas- per. He was born July 4, 1935, in Otwell, to Theodore and Stel- la (Teague) Brittain. He graduated from Ot- well High School in 1953. He joined the United States Army in 1957 and proudly served un- til 1959. He married his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Brit- tain, on November 27, 1965. He was a retired Ironworker and belonged to the Ironwork- ers Evansville Local 103. He was a member of the Peters- burg Moose Lodge 1617, the Washington Eagles, a life- time member of the Peters- burg VFW Post 3587, an over 50 -year member of the Glen- dale F&AM 461, the Scottish Rite, the Pike County Shrine Club and the Hadi Temple. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Padgett) Brittain; special friends, Susan (Mark) Flint and Mike Davis; and sev- eral nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Taylor "JT" Brittain, Robert Brittain, Theodore "Boone" Brittain, Wilfred Brittain and Merlin Brittain; and his sis- ters, Inita Swinehart and Car- olyn Brittain. Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, with Pastor Bill Breidenbaugh officiating. Mil- itary honors will be conducted at Otwell Cemetery by the Pe- tersburg VFW. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the fami- ly requests that donations be made to the Petersburg VFW Post 3587, PO Box 217, Peters- burg, IN 47567. Harris Funer- al Home is entrusted with his care. THOMAS ELDON "TOM" KENDALL Thomas Eldon "Tom" Ken- dall, 83, of Pikeville, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at his home. He was born September 11, 1938, in Warrick County, to Joseph Thomas and Lena (Bolton) Kendall. He married Sharon Eliza- beth Smith Petry on March 19, 1971, at Mt. Pisgah Gener- al Baptist Church in Augusta. He worked mainly in the wood industry, such as facto- ries, but mainly at sawmills. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing music. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church in Augusta. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon Kendall, of Pikeville; six sons and two daughters, Thomas "Tom- my" (Darla) Kendall, of Prai- rie Creek, Anthony "Tony" (Barb) Kendall, of Velpen, Shawn (Pheobe) Kendall, of Velpen, Dennis (Nicole) Ken- dall, of Santa Claus, Daniel (Patricia) Kendall, of Pikev- ille, Terry (Kim) Kendall, of Montgomery, Tonya (Shan- non) Walker, of Stendal, and Vonda Kane, of Otwell; one sister, Margaret Kendall, of Boonville; several nieces and nephews; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe Kendall; his parents; three brothers, James, Robert "Bobby" and Russell Kendall; and five sis- ters, Doris Jean Kendall, Betty Wright, Lois Lemond, Bernice Dugal and Shirley Kendall. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Octo- ber 9, 2021, at Mt. Pisgah Gen- eral Baptist Church in Augus- ta, with Austin Kendall and Pastor Terry Russell officiat- ing. Burial followed at Augus- ta Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunting- burg; and again from 9 a.m. until service time on Satur- day at the church. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson. com. MYR A A. HOLMAN Myra A. Holman, 77, of Monroe City, passed away Oc- tober 5, 2021, in Vincennes. She was born August 4, 1944, to Myron and Thelma (Stafford) Holman, in Vin- cennes. She graduated from Monroe City High School and worked for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes for many years. She loved all animals, espe- cially her cat, Ruthie. She was also a member of the Vin- cennes American Legion and the Daughters of the Ameri- can Revolution. She is survived by her niec- es, Jana (Greg) Peters, Chris- ta (Paul) Stephens and Karin Taylor; great-nephews, Keith Adams and Gregory Bottoms; and sister-in-law, Patty Hol- man. She was preceded in death by her companion, Don Jor- dan; brother, Edward K. Hol- man; and her sister, Monette Holman Barry. Services were at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Hamline Chapel Cemetery in Monroe City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Pet Port, 1128 River Rd., Vin- cennes, IN 47591 or PAWS, PO Box 63, Petersburg, IN 47567. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with her care. HELEN JEAN HELDERMAN Helen Jean Helderman, 86, of Petersburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in Petersburg. She was born on Monday, April 1, 1935, to the union of John Butke and Hulda Carna- han Butke in Campbelltown. She was a member of Im- manuel Baptist Church in Pe- tersburg and loved to serve the Lord. She loved to read her Bible daily, that was very im- portant to her. She loved her family very much. Cooking, cleaning and working in the house was her passion. She loved things neat and tidy. Those left to cherish her memory are two sisters, Bar- bara Bolling and Ida Mae Of- fill; along with numerous niec- es, nephews, and other rela- tives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hel- derman; three sisters, Clara Butke, Margaret Mullins and Betty Beard; father, John But- ke; mother, Hulda Carnahan Butke; along with other fam- ily and friends. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Hamline Chapel Cem- etery in Monroe City, with Pastor Joe Roman officiating, under the direction of Good- win Sievers Funeral Home, Vincennes. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Petersburg in honor of her. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinsievers. com. Special Thanks to all the people in Winslow, who made a memorial for Kevin Hall who always sat on the bench. Special Thanks to Legion Riders, Women's Auxiliary and Sons of Legion. Special Thanks to all the people who donated for Kevin's monument. Thank You, The Hall family - In memory of - Kevin Hall Microneedles more effective than topical delivery of antibiotics By Steve Martin Purdue News Service A Purdue University engi- neer's patent-pending inven- tion could improve the quali- ty of life for millions of people suffering from diabetic foot ul- cers. Rahim Rahimi, an assistant professor in the School of Ma- terials Engineering, has de- veloped a flexible polymer composite microneedle array that can overcome the physi- cochemical bacterial biofilm present in chronic, nonhealing wounds and deliver both oxy- gen and bactericidal agents simultaneously. The results have been published in ACS Applied Bio Materials. A vid- eo about the invention is avail- able on the Purdue Engineer- ing YouTube channel. "The biofilm acts as a shield, hindering antibiotics from reaching infected cells and tissues," Rahimi said. "When these microneedles pierce through the shield, they absorb the fluid under- neath and dissolve, which de- livers the antibiotic directly to the ulcerated cells and tis- sues." Rahimi said the tradition- al method to bypass biofilm is for physicians to peel it off, which is painful to patients and doesn't discriminate un- healthy tissue from healthy tissue. "The microneedles don't cause pain because they are not long enough to touch nerve endings in the foot," he said. "In this published study, the team assessed the mi- croneedles on ex vivo porcine wound models. In fewer than five minutes, the micronee- dles dissolved, the antibiotic was delivered and the patch was removed." The lack of proper treat- ment of infected ulcers can lead to bacteremia and sepsis. As a result, chronic wounds are one of the key causes of limb amputations. The next step to develop- ing the microneedles beyond the proof-of-concept stage is to find partners to conduct human tests. Rahimi has dis- closed the innovation to the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Com- mercialization. OTC has filed a patent application on the in- tellectual property. The inno- vation is available for licens- ing. Rahim Rahimi, assistant professor of Materials En- gineering, College of Engineering, Purdue University.

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