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June 9, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 9, 2021 A-11 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. Blackfoot Cemetery will be having a public meeting with the Trustees at the cemetery on June 13 at 3 p.m. EDT County Road 900 South, Oakland City 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 THANK YOU to all who made a donation to WALNUT HILLS CEMETERY this past Memorial Day celebration! We have received checks in the mail from all over the United States in memory of loved ones. I encourage anyone interested in helping to maintain this won- derful facility to please remember the cemetery in your charitable giving plans. Checks can be mailed to City Hall, 704 East Main Street, Petersburg. I know our community will step up and help the City continue to maintain and make future improvements to Walnut Hills. Sincerely, R.C. Klipsch, Mayor CITY OF PETERSBURG I N D I A N A City Hall, 704 E. Main St., Petersburg, IN 47567-1231 Phone 812-354-3396 Fax 812-354-6720 BR ADLEY DANE ZIMMERMAN Bradley Dane Zimmerman, 58, of Petersburg, passed away June 3, 2021, in Evansville. He was born September 11, 1962, in Washington, to Ar- thur Elwood and Donna (Lew- is) Zimmerman. He is survived by his wife, Stacy Zimmerman; sons, Ken- neth and Luke Zimmerman; daughter, Tiffany Seitz; grand- children, Anna Belle Zimmer- man, Gracie Zimmerman, Christian Zimmerman, Oliv- ia Zimmerman, Khrissi Seitz, Clayton Seitz, Kelsey Seitz, A.J. Seitz and Skye Seitz; mother, Donna Zimmerman; and brother, Phil Zimmerman. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Elwood Zim- merman; and grandparents, Sam and Ida Zimmerman, and Forrest C. and Virginia Lewis. Services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Har- ris Funeral Home. Burial fol- lowed at Walnut Hills Ceme- tery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with his care. AUSTYN WALBURN Austyn Walburn, 18, of Pe- tersburg, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Me- morial Hospital in Jasper. He was born August 23, 2002, to Michael Walburn and Terra (Lynch) Boyd, in Jasper. He attended both Pike Cen- tral and Wood Memorial high schools, where he made ma- ny lifelong friends. He had worked for his father at Wal- burn Fencing. He loved listen- ing to music, watching Univer- sity of Kentucky basketball, spending time with family and friends, fishing, mush- room hunting, trash talking his dad while playing video games, spending time with his girlfriend, Ashtyn Welp, and he was always ready for a pick-up game of basketball. He is survived by his par- ents, Terra Boyd and Michael (Candice) Walburn; siblings, Kaleb, Emma and Brooklyn Walburn, Anthony and Jas- mine Gonterman, and Bent- ley Boyd; grandparents, Kim and Danny Willett, Teresa (Rob) Garland, Mike ( Jan) Walburn, Larry Lynch, Deb- by Martin, Jr. Hambrick, Jim and Brenda Hovis, and Bon- nie Walburn; uncles, Nathan Fair, Zach Skinner and Seth Garland; aunts, Chyanna (Stephen) Lemond, Saman- tha ( Jason) Taylor and Falon ( Josh) Paul; several cousins, great-aunts and uncles; and great-grandparents, Bill and Maxine Walburn. He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Joy and Kermit Underhill, and John Wayne Wilson, Sr.; great-great-grandparents. Do- ra "Isabelle" and John "Ham- ilton" Hedges; great-uncles. John Wayne Wilson. Jr. and Danny Hedges; and great- aunt, Tonya Wilson. Services were at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, with Pastor Tuffy Blackwell officiating. Buri- al followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with his care. ANNA M. R AINEY Anna M. Rainey, 87, of Oak- land City, entered rest on Fri- day, June 4, 2021, at Deacon- ess Gateway Hospital in New- burgh. She was born on November 18, 1934, in Oatsville, to Jessie and Bessie (Knight) Curtis. She was a member of Knights Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Terwiske and Lisa Meny, both of Oakland City; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Cockerham, of Largo, Fla., and Joyce Bales, of Pe- tersburg; and brother, Frank Knight, of Francisco. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ros- coe Rainey; and daughter, Lo- ri Steber. Services were at noon on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Jared Hen- ry officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Tues- day at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to www.lambbasham. com. MARY JANE BEASLEY Mary Jane "Janie" Beasley, 71, of Francisco, entered rest on Sunday, May 29, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. She was born on Jan. 25, 1950, in Princeton, to Mike and Ella "Bilderback" Wood. She attended Francisco General Baptist Church and had worked at Hansen, Gib- son Lanes and, for 17 years, at Princeton Wal-Mart. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Andrea) Beasley, of Evansville, John (Alisha) Bea- sley, of Newburgh, and Jason Beasley, of Newburgh; sisters, Clara (Ray) Mabe, of Evans- ville, Pat Clouse, of Mason, Ohio, Betty (Gerald) Mont- gomery, of Villages of Flor- ida, and Ruth (Bill) Pataki, of Evansville; brothers, Mike (Barbara) Wood of Princeton, and Jim (Pat) Wood of New- burgh; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Howard Duane Beasley in 2013. Funeral services were at noon on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Lamb-Basham Me- morial Chapel, with Rev. Kath- eryn Webb officiating. Burial followed in Francisco Ceme- tery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the chapel. Memorial contribution may- be given to Gibson County Council on Aging. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to www.lambbasham. com. GORDON WAYNE CURTIS Gordon Wayne Curtis, 86, of Winslow, entered rest on Sun- day, June 6, 2021, at Golden Living Center in Petersburg. He was born on July 26, 1934, in Winslow, to Joseph and Ethel (Cato) Curtis. He grew up in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1952. He attend- ed Purdue University for two years and served in the United States Air Force for five years. He worked for Blackfoot Coal Company, Enos Coal Compa- ny and Old Ben Coal Compa- ny from 1959 to 1979, and Gray Farms from 1979 to 2006. He was a member of Winslow General Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for almost 50 years and served in whatever role was needed. One of his great joys in life was singing, espe- cially singing harmony. He was part to the Gospel Echoes Quartet for over 40 years. He was a trustee, youth director and clerk for the Flat Creek Association of General Bap- tists. He was also a member of Winslow Masonic Lodge #260 and served on the Pike County School Board. He is survived by a daugh- ter, Beth Curtis, of Evansville; son, Greg ( Janet) Curtis, of Newburgh; grandchildren, Meleah (Craig) Gross, Tori Curtis and Garrett (Queanna) Curtis; great-grandson, Gide- on Gross; sister, Mary Etta Beaty, of Palmyra; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Betty Curtis, of 46 years, in 2003. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Winslow General Bap- tist Church, with Rev. Mike Whitaker and Rev. Gary Wat- son officiating. Burial will fol- low in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. EDT on Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. In honor of Gordon, dona- tions may be given to Winslow General Baptist Church. Lamb-Basham Memorial chapel is honored to assist Gordon's family. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to 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. 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. Perinatal Loss Support – Expectant parents who sud- denly lose their child often experience a wide range of emo- tions and grief. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Cen- ter offers support to assist those who have experienced the loss of a child (conception to one month of age) through the grieving process, and provide an atmosphere of confiden- tiality and comfort. For more information about Perinatal Loss Support, con- tact Theresa O'Bryan, Pastoral Care, at 812-996 -0219 or to- "Your Health and Diabetes" Education–Discovering the diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center wants to support you in this transition of lifestyle, and sponsors a continuing educa- tion group for persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or any- one who is interested in learning about the disease. The topic for the June class is "Mediterranean Diet." This support group is the third Monday of each month and pro- vides knowledge to help you feel more secure, manage prob- lems and avoid hospitalization for diabetes-related issues. The next meeting will be Monday, June 21, from 5:45 -7 p.m., in Memorial Hospital's Mary Potter Meeting Room, at 800 West 9th Street in Jasper. For more information, contact Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's Diabetes Management and Preven- tion Services at 812-996 -0521. would like to thank Amber Manor, Harris Funeral Home, and those who provided food, gifts, flowers, visits, phone calls and prayers. DALE A. McCR ARY Dale A. McCrary, 84, of Pe- tersburg, went home to be with the Lord on June 7, 2021. He was born on November 1, 1936, to Rufus M. McCrary and Christine S. Belcher Mc- Crary. He started working on a farm at age 12. He graduat- ed from Monroe City High School in 1954. He was draft- ed into the Army while work- ing at Brown Shoe Factory in Vincennes in 1956. He was honorably discharged in Feb- ruary 1961. He married Ruby on March 9, 1961, and went back to farming. He worked at Whirlpool in Evansville for 20 years and then at Indi- anapolis Power and Light un- til his retirement in December 2001. He was active in church as song leader, and Sunday school and Bible teacher. He is survived by his lov- ing wife, Ruby (Hill) Mc- Crary, of 60 years; daugh- ters, Lori (Mark) Deffen- doll, Marla (Shane) Raley and Melinda (Dana) Wright; grandchildren, Krystle (Aar- on) Barrett, Kelsey (Tyler) Messer, Cheyenne Mapes, Dakota (Bailey) Raley, Bran- don (Liz) Benton and Gracie Wright; great-grandchildren, Draven, Mason, Jayden, Wy- att, Landon, Layton, Hannah, Braxton, Brantley and Ayla. Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 5004 S. Monroe School Rd., Monroe City, with Reverends Robert Russell and Kevin Benton officiating. Buri- al will follow at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Fri- day at the church. Harris Fu- neral Home is entrusted with his care.

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