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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 25, 2021 A-7 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? CALL 812-354-8500 Obituary Deadline Every Monday at 5 p.m. Sheila Ann Heiple June 20, 1952 - June 30, 2022 CELEBRATION of LIFE Friday, August 27 VFW POST 3587 1202 E. Main St., Petersburg 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 It has been said that the depth of one's grief after a loss is a measure of the love they had for someone when they were alive. Judging from all the love shown to us, Betty Nalley was no doubt a beloved woman in our com- munity! We have felt the love and generous support of friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances. What a blessing and an eternal reminder that there are so many who cared so deeply for her; many of you feeling this loss as your own. The Nalley family is beyond grateful for each one of you who has reached out to us during this difficult time. Thank you so much; we appreciate you! We also pray that Betty's Legacy is one of Love in your future. Tom, Tony and Kevin; Pam and Mark; Ryan and Nikki; Ethen, Bryant and JT Thank You BONNIE "JO" WESTERN Bonnie "Jo" Western, 96, of Union, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021, at Amber Manor in Petersburg. She was born July 26, 1925, to Opal and Jesse Campbell. She is survived by her son, Mike ( Janet) Western; daugh- ter- in-law, Pat Western; son- in-law, Howard Knight; grandchildren, Chad (Heath- er) Western, Amy (Brooks) Young, Karen (Andy) Willis, Kris Western Culbertson and Kevin (Stephanie) Western; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Tanner Culbertson, Dan- ielle Willis Brothers, Dustin Willis, Jacob and Kyson West- ern, Alexa and Lacey Young, and Gannon and Jesslyn Western; and two great-great grandchildren, Mieka Broth- ers and Chandler Willis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frosty West- ern; her son, Danny J. West- ern; her daughter, Pamela Western Knight; sisters, Gen- evieve Wyatt and Olive Leon- ard; and a brother, Jesse "Bud" Campbell. Services were at noon EDT on Monday, August 16, 2021, at Harris Funeral Home in Pe- tersburg, with Pastor Ron Fick- lin officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Hills Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home was entrusted with her care. CAROL DARLENE PURVIS Carol Darlene (Day) Purvis, 86, passed away on August 7, 2021, in Petersburg. She was born in Vincennes on October 24, 1934, to Lau- rel M (Pete) and Estelline (Co- legrove) Day. She was very active as a young woman in Petersburg and graduated from Peters- burg High School in 1952. She enrolled in Hanover College, was a proud member of the Phi Mu Sorority and obtained her BS in Elementary Education in 1956. More importantly, she met her husband of 55 years, Jon K. Purvis, and they mar- ried on December 30, 1956. A fter college, she and Jon spent two years living up and down the west coast in Califor- nia and Washington while Jon was honoring his commitment to the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959. Their son, Kevin, was born in 1958 while they were sta- tioned at Ft. Lewis in Olym- pia, Wash. Carol returned to Petersburg in 1959. Jon soon followed and Carol started her teaching career as a sec- ond-grade teacher. She sub- sequently obtained her MS in Elementary Education from Oakland City College. Fol- lowing a brief stint as a teach- er in Bowman, Jon began his career as a partner with Car- ol's father, Pete, at the LM Day Oil Company. Their sons, David and Dan- ny, were born in 1962 and 1965, and Carol transitioned to a "stay-at-home mom." Car- ol and Jon were very active in the Petersburg community. They were lifelong members of the Main Street Presbyte- rian Church, and spent count- less hours with the boys at Lit- tle League baseball games, ex- tracurricular events at school, volunteering and family time. They always managed to find time to take the boys on won- derful family vacations, creat- ing many lifelong memories. In the mid-1990s, they relo- cated full-time to their condo- minium at Eagle Point on Lake Monroe, where they both spent several years manag- ing the Mr. D's grocery store in Bloomington. Carol was able to spend sev- eral years in both Indiana and Texas after Jon passed away in 2012, and created many new memories with Kevin; grand- son, Jon Michael and his wife, Matteah; and great-grandchil- dren, A zariah, Rian, Riley and Haden. Her heartfelt laughter was her unique calling card. She blessed everyone with that laugh throughout her journey. It will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Es- telline Day; husband, Jon; and sons, David and Danny. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at the Main Street Presbyterian Church in Pe- tersburg. In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial contributions can be made to "Lakewood Home Resident Fund," c/o Lakewood Homes, 840 N. Lakewood Dr., Petersburg, IN 47567. To the healthcare providers, nurses, caregivers, volunteers and staff at AseraCare Hos- pice, Amber Manor Care Cen- ter, Lakewood Homes, LLC, and Dr. Gary Keepes, a very heartfelt and grateful thank- you for all you do. Your loving and gracious care for Carol during her time with each of you was a blessing. Harris Funeral Home is en- trusted with her care. PATRICIA A. SMITH Patricia A. Smith, 74, of Oakland City, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born May 17, 1947, in Indianapolis, to Louis David and Helen (Swigart) Trimble. She had lived in Oakland City since 2015, moving there from Jasper. She had been a nurse's aide at many different hospitals and was a caregiv- er for home health care. She attended New Liberty Gener- al Baptist Church in Coe, and enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. She is survived by her hus- band, Wayne Cook, of Oak- land City; children, Tom ( Ju- dy) Smith, of Velpen, Carla (Doug) Mehringer, of Jasper, Amy (Luke) Peyton, of Green- wood, and Brad (Anik) Smith, of Velpen; sisters, Linda Reeves, of Bloomington, and Sandy Seal, of Mooresville; grandchildren, Erica Padgett, Staci Gentry, Derek Mehring- er, Rachel Buschkoetter, Ry- an Hinderliter, and Leo, Cash and Rosalie Smith; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Thomas Harold Smith, in 2017; sister, Susie Trimble; and brothers, Bill, Larry and Jim Trimble. Visitation and funeral ser- vice will be private. Corn-Col- vin Funeral Home in Oakland City has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Chil- dren's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at Condolences may be made or you may light a candle in memory of Patricia at corn- The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Patricia's family SHARON ELAINE HILDEBR AND Sharon Elaine Hildebrand, 67, of Jasper, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Brookside Village. She was born in Princeton on October 15, 1953, to Fred and Grace (Sandefer) Whit- tington. She is survived by her daughter, Amy (Kevin) Foust, of Winslow; grandson, Stone ( Jordan) Foust, of Winslow; great-grandson, A xel Foust; six siblings, Carolyn Selby, of Owensboro, Ky., Linda (Lar- ry) Willis, of Hazleton, Mar- ilyn ( Jack) Steelman, of Pato- ka, Joyce (Danny) Stafford, of Evansville, Dave Whitting- ton, of Washington, and Judy (Brad) Coy, of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and neph- ews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Kay. A Celebration of Life is be- ing planned for a later date. O.D. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with her care. On- line condolences may be made at ANNET TA COLEMAN Annetta Coleman, 82, of Pe- tersburg, entered rest on Sat- urday, August 21, 2021, at her home. She was born on Febru- ary 23, 1939, in Winslow, to George Shepherd and Thel- ma ( Willis) Oldham. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her hus- band, Lloyd Coleman, in 2003. She had worked for Hansen Manufacturing and Daviess Community Hospital, and was a member of the First Pente- costal Church in Oakland City. She is survived by her son, Lloyd Chris Coleman, of Pe- tersburg; two grandchildren; brother, Bob Shepherd, of Glezen; half-sisters, Jenny Bryant, of Norris City, Ill., and Nancy Herom, of Ill. Services will be at noon EDT on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Ed- die Willis and Ron Vickers of- ficiating. Burial will follow in Martin Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. EDT until service time on Wednesday at the chapel. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to DELBERT TOOLEY Delbert Tooley, 81, of Hunt- ingburg, formerly of Winslow, passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at The Waters of Huntingburg. He was born June 28, 1940, in Huntingburg, to Hilbert and Joyce (Reed) Tooley. He was raised in Stendal, where he graduated from Stendal High School. He was a factory worker and retired from OFS. He was a member of the Winslow Church of the MICHAEL JAY SHOULTZ Michael Jay Shoultz, 63, of Francisco, entered rest on Friday, August 13, 2021, at his home. He was born on November 11, 1957, in Oakland City, to Charles E. and Emma Lou Shoultz. He was a carpenter for sev- eral years and a member of Francisco Lions Club, Time- less Classic Car Club and E'ville Iron Street Rod Club. He is survived by his daugh- ter, Tayla Shoultz, of Pekin, Ind.; son, Jayson Shoultz, of Francisco; one grandson; and sister, Terry (Tom) Crooks, of Oakland City. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Gary Shoultz. Celebration of life was at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Lamb-Basham Me- morial Chapel. Burial will take place at later date in Blackfoot Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the chapel. Memorial contributions in Jay's honor can be given to ei- ther Francisco Lions Club or the Lakewood Home. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to CHARLENE J. DR APER Charlene J. Draper, 88, passed away, at 7:31 a.m. on August 23, 2021, at Bridge Pointe Health Campus. She was born on January 18, 1933, in Oakland City, the daughter of Charles and Inez (Dennison) Beasley. Charlene had been a secre- tary and volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital. Survivors include her hus- band, John Draper, of Vin- cennes; her children, Deena Jackson, of Vincennes, John H. Draper, of Maine, and Lori Kinsman, of Massachusetts; cousin, Richard (Norma) Brit- ton, of Petersburg; grandchil- dren, Josh (Kylie) Jackson, Jayme (Cody) Lane; niece, Jan Hendrix; and nephews, E.B., Mark and Scott Hendrix. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Ste- ven and Larry Willis; her sis- ter, Velma Hendrix; and her son-in-law, Jeffrey Jackson. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Walnut Hill Cem- etery in Petersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe City First Church of God. On- line memories may be shared with Charlene's family and friends at www.goodwinsiev- Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Charlene. Nazarene, and enjoyed rabbit/ squirrel hunting, fishing and pitching horseshoes/washers. He is survived by his son, Gary (Kathy) Tooley, of Hunt- ingburg; two grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two broth- ers, Hilbert Tooley, Jr. and Harold Eugene Tooley. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Au- gust 26, 2021, at Augusta Cem- etery in Augusta, with Rev. Joe Decker officiating. Visitation will be from 9 -11 a.m. on Thursday at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunt- ingburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Winslow Church of the Nazarene, 106 W. Washington Street, Winslow, IN 47598. Condo- lences may be shared online at

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