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January 5, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 B-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. 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 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- Grief Support Series-The death of a loved one, a child leaving home, overwhelming changes in one's personal life – each can cause profound grief and suffering. To offer reas- surance and comfort, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center has developed a free support program called "Grief Support Series." Call for the next five-week program. Programs will be at 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Centers Chapel. This program is free and space is limited. Pre-reg- istration is necessary, please call 812-996 -0219. Stendal Community Create and Craft Night-The first Tuesday of each month, anytime between 6 -9 p.m. at St. Pe- ters Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Bring a craft, sewing, yarn or unfinished projects. Create and finish projects, and learn new ones while having fun. For more information, call Sherry Meyer at 812-457-9842. Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group-Me- morial Hospital and Health Care Center, in conjunction with University of Louisville Health, is offering a new, free sup- port group where stroke survivors and their family/care- givers can talk openly with others who share similar ex- periences. The first support group will be on Tuesday, January 25, from 1-3 p.m. in the Medical Arts Building Conference Cen- ter located at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper. The support group will be monthly. Pre-registration is not required to attend. For more information about the Stroke Survivor and Care- giver Support Group, call Mary Jo Eaton Calhoun, BSN, RN, Telemedicine Services, at 812-996 -6364, or Brandie Beck, RN, Neuroscience Nurse Coordinator, at 812-996 -5912 or. You can also e-mail questions or comments to strokesup- PATSY DIANE CHAMBERLAIN Patsy Diane Chamberlain, 84, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Jasper. She was born May 16, 1937, in Petersburg, to E.L. "Shorty" and Alice June (McGaughey) Howard. She was an LPN and worked at many nursing homes in the area throughout her life. She is survived by her daughters, Audra Edwards Mertz and Kelly Smothers; son, Robert Todd; grandchil- dren, Stephanie Stevens, Jo- ey Buckman II, Tracy Todd, Jenny Smothers, Nicholas Todd, Ryder Todd, Tia Ed- wards and Bryce Messmer; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Howard and Steve McGaughey; and sisters, Shirley Jenkins, Lin- da Evans, Vicki Lagenour, Ju- dy Idle, Sue McGaughey and Sharon Pitcock. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her "mom," Lorna Howard. Services will be at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Burial will fol- low at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. EST until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with her care. BILLY JOE WALBURN Billy Joe Walburn, 85, of Francisco, went home to be with the Lord at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 19, 1936, in Princeton, to Ira C. and Car- rie H. (Nolan) Walburn. He was a Veteran in the United States Army. He was a faithful member of Christian Holiness Church. He retired as a medicine delivery driv- er for several pharmacies. He loved his family dearly, and he loved to tell others how Jesus saved him. He is survived by his lov- ing wife of 64 years, Wil- ma Maxine (Delk) Walburn; daughters, Teresa (Shan- non) Shehorn and Tina (Ste- phen) Kirkman; sons, Michael ( Jan) Walburn, Rick Walburn and Timothy (Barb) Wal- burn; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Car- rie Walburn; brothers, Lew- is Walburn and Virgil Wal- burn; granddaughter, Falon R. Pauw; and grandson, Aus- tyn Walburn. Private funeral services were at 1 p.m. CST on Tues- day, January 4, 2022, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville. Burial followed at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Pe- tersburg, with full military rites performed by American Legion Kapperman Post 44. Memorial contributions may be made to: Heart to Heart Hospice, 610 East Wal- nut Street, Evansville, IN 47713. Condolences may be made to the family online at boone- GENE BOT TOMS, SR. Gene Allen Bottoms, Sr., 78, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021, at his home. He was born January 15, 1943, in Petersburg, to the late Sarah Catherine (Sanders) Bottoms and Donald Wood- row Bottoms. He served in the U.S. Army until 1967 and retired in 1994 after 30 + years with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a lifelong member of the Ameri- can Legion, and spent all of his time enjoying raising chick- ens and rabbits, and spend- ing time with his dog, Daisy. He is survived by his chil- dren, Allen ( Joan) Bottoms, Jason (Erica Webb) Bottoms and David Powers; 12 grand- children; seven great-grand- children; and a sister, Judy Bauer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Bottoms; a daughter-in-law, April Pow- ers; a brother, Donnie Bot- toms; and sisters, Joy Roach and Pansy Morning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, Janu- ary 7, 2022, at Corn-Colvin Fu- neral Home in Oakland City, with Pastor Gary Arnold offi- ciating. Interment will follow at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City, with Military rites provided by the Oakland City American Legion. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that masks be worn to the visita- tion and service. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www. The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bottoms family. MILTON EARL HOLLAND Milton Earl Holland, 69, passed away at Good Samar- itan Hospital in Vincennes on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 6:24 p.m. He was born on Tuesday, February 12, 1952, in Wash- ington, to William Marion and Vonnie Jean (Ropp) Holland. On July 19, 1976, he mar- ried Sandra Gail Shepard and they spent 45 years togeth- er. He loved to put together puzzles, and wash and wax his vehicles. He and Sandra loved to travel. They especial- ly loved Myrtle Beach, where he would sit for hours, watch- ing the waves. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Shepard); his daugh- ter, Carrie (Robert) Burg- er, of Hymera, Ind.; his son, Troy ( Jenny) Holland, of Vin- cennes; three grandsons; his mother, Vonnie Holland, of Pe- tersburg; and his sister, Patty Weathers, of Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his father, William Holland; brother, William "Butch" Hol- land; and sister, Linda Ropp. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan- uary 5, 2022, at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, with Pastor Chad Searls, of the Pe- tersburg Holiness Church, of- ficiating. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily requests that memorial contributions be made to the Walnut Hills Cemetery for maintenance. Goodwin-Siev- ers Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Milton. ROBERT GR AY WADDLE Robert Gray Waddle, 70, passed away Saturday, Decem- ber 25, 2021, in Indianapolis. He was born July 24, 1951, in Vincennes, to Edward "Bus" and Geraldine "Gerry" Waddle. He graduated from Indiana University in 1973 with a Bach- elor of Science in Business. He began a career in banking at the First National Bank in Pe- tersburg and retired at the age of 59 as branch manager of the Home Building Savings Bank, also in Petersburg. He was an active position-holding mem- ber of the Main Street Pres- byterian Church, where he also took part in one of his life's passions, singing in the church choir. His booming voice could also frequently be heard as a member of the Des- perations. He aspired to make a positive impact on his local community, as evident in his service and volunteering in countless organizations and committees throughout Pike County, including The Loy- al Order of Moose, Kiwanis Club, the MSPC, Pike Coun- ty Community Foundation and the Petersburg Little League, to name a few. He truly was a giant of a man in every way and he loved giving back to others. He is survived by his sons, Daniel (Sarah) Waddle, of In- dianapolis, and Robert (Lau- ra) Waddle, of Madison, Wisc.; grandchildren, Isaac Dan- iel Waddle and Audrey Jewel Waddle, of Indianapolis; and brother, Joseph L. Waddle, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann (Swift) Waddle. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Main Street Presbyterian Church in Petersburg. There will be a meal provided after the me- morial service for family and friends. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Sat- urday at the church, following a private graveside service at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Vincent Foun- dation for the Cancer Care to Art Program, 8402 Harcourt Rd., Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. RONALD LEE WYANT Ronald "Ronnie" Lee Wy- ant, 74, a lifelong resident of Monroe City, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022, at 1:25 a.m., surrounded by his loving family. He was born Tuesday, De- cember 23, 1947, to William Wesley Wyant and Imogene F. (Eisele) Adams, in Wash- ington. He loved restoring classic cars, so much so that he even built his own hot rod from the ground up. Over the years, he enjoyed NASCAR racing and watching rodeos on T V. He also enjoyed reading a good western novel. He is survived by his daugh- ters, Stephanie McCandless, of Winslow, and Amanda (Bri- an) Wilson, of Monroe City; four grandchildren; sisters, Donna Carson, of Blooming- ton, and Debra Lamm, of New Palestine, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae (Ad- ams) Wyant; and his parents. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Goodwin-Sievers Gardner-Brockman Chapel, 505 Main St., Vincennes. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memori- al contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Proj- ect www.woundedwarrior- Goodwin-Sieves Gardner-Brockman Chapel is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ronnie. SAR AH J. BR AUNECKER Sarah J. Braunecker, 66, of Ireland, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Memorial Hospi- tal and Healthcare Center in Jasper, surrounded by family. She was born in Jasper on February 18, 1955, to Law- rence E. and Bernita (Huls- man) Stenftenagel. She married Mark A. Braunecker on October 21, 1978, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ire- land. She graduated from Jasper High School and went on to re- ceive her cosmetology degree. She worked at the Ireland Hair Care Center and Jackie's Trav- el in Jasper. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson, taking care of her horses, keeping her vehicles clean, cutting hair, tending to her flower beds, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Mark Braunecker, of Ireland; one son, Benjamin Braunecker, of Stendal; one grandson; one sister, Carol Wehr; two broth- ers, Brett (Candice) and Scott (Karen) Stenftenagel; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan- uary 4, 2022, at St. Mary Cath- olic Church in Ireland. Buri- al followed in the church cem- etery. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. ALICE MARIE ALDRIDGE Alice Marie Aldridge, 78, of Otwell, formerly of Oakland City, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born on Septem- ber 27, 1943, in Francisco, to the late James Edward How- ard and Alice May (Green) Howard. She married James Al- dridge on January 3, 1964, in Oakland City. She is survived by her chil- dren, Elaine (Gene) Atkins, of Oatsville, William "Bill" Aldridge, of Winslow, and Allison (Bud) Underhill, of Winslow; grandchild, Lucas Cash, of Evansville; and a brother, George "Jim" How- ard, of Oakland City. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ed- ward "Jim Ed" Aldridge, in 2008; children, Harvey Lee Aldridge, in 1965, and Melis- sa Cash, in 2021; and brother, Mike Howard. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Jan- uary 8, 2022, at Lamb-Bash- am Memorial Chapel in Oak- land City. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery in Oak- land City. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. CST until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may send a condo- lence to the family at www. DONA FAYE MILLER Dona Faye Miller, 85, passed away on January 1, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. She was born in Petersburg on June 26, 1936, to Harry, Sr. and Maude (Evans) Weber. She married Ronald E. Mill- er on August 17, 1957. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Walnut Hills Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Punke officiating. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. EST on Saturday at Har- ris Funeral Home in Peters- burg. Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care. Online condolences may be made at www.odharrisfuner- 812-354-8500 to get all your local news and stories! Call Today!

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