Obituaries

October 7, 2019

John Wesley Ward, 85, Arcadia, died Oct. 5, 2019 at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hartley Funeral Home. Burial follows at Carey Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Patricia Watkins-Inglis-Ritchison, 90, Alexandria, died Oct. 4, 2019 at her residence. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Whetsel Funeral Service. Interment follows in Vinson Memorial Park Cemetery. Calling 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service Wednesday.

James E. Hopper, 52, Elwood, died Oct. 2, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital. Memorial celebration 3 p.m. Oct. 12, at Life Church, Elwood. Visitation 2 p.m. until service.

Jeanne A. Wellnitz, Muncie, died Oct. 4, 2019. No calling. Meeks Mortuary assisted with arrangements.


October 8, 2019

Mary Kay Greenwald, 81, Noblesville, died Oct. 5, 2019. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center. Visitation one hour prior.

Keith D. Warner, 91, Alexandria, died Oct. 5, 2019 at HealthPark Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla. Private services. Entombment in Park View Cemetery mausoleum. Owens Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Mark Lynsey Durbin, 50, Alexandria died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Community Hospital. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Whetsel Funeral Service. Burial follows in Park View Cemetery. Calling at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday.

Jean Harlow Quinn, Westfield, died Oct. 5, 2019 at her residence. Services 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hartley Funeral Homes. Visitation 2:30 p.m. until time of services.


October 9, 2019

Dylan Allen Jordan, 16, Tipton, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Visitation 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Tri-Central High School main gymnasium. Services 7:30 p.m. Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Mary Dickover, 99, Tipton, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at IU Health Tipton Hospital. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14 at West Street Christian Church. Burial follows in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Mike Trinkle, 75, Tipton, died Oct. 8, 2019 at his residence. Visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the United Methodist Church, service follow at 2 p.m. Burial follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Jack Donavon Weismiller, 89, Tipton died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial follows at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation noon until time of service.

Ikey Eugene Butcher, 86, Tipton, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at IU Health Tipton Hospital. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial at Fairview Cemetery follows. Visitation at the funeral home noon until service time Monday.


October 10, 2019

Iona Straley Meeks, 90, Tipton, died Oct. 8, 2019 at her residence.Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel. Burial at a later date at Carey Cemetery.

Jamie S. Rush, 57, Elwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis. Service noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Windfall Christian Church, Windfall. Burial follows in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home.

Karla Danielle Gordon, 45 Anderson, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 in Indianapolis. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Redemption Church of God, Elwood. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Allie Burnette, 95, Tipton died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Services noon Friday, Oct. 11 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial follows at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation10 a.m. until noon Friday.

Racquel N. Eldridge, 44, Elwood, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital Fort Wayne. Cremation was chosen. Memorial service at a later date. Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.


October 11, 2019

J. Gail Steaveson, 68, Alexandria, died Oct.9, 2019 at Lindberg Crossing Senior Living, Anderson. Services 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.13, at Owens Funeral Home. Cremation follows. Calling after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Dewillis “Dee” Farley, 82, Atlanta, died Oct. 10, 2019 at Riverview Health. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel. Graveside rites 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Arcadia Cemetery.

Tommy Lee Musick, 71, Alexandria, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Community Hospital. Celebration of Life 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at The Crystal Coop, Anderson. Cremation will occur. Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.


October 12, 2019

William “Willie” Witham Jr., 59, of Sharpsville, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 6:25 p.m. at his residence.  Funeral services for Willie will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Knapp presiding. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.

Linda K. Collier, age 63 and a lifelong resident of Elwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at her residence in Elwood.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Copher-Fesler-May in Elwood.

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Faunce, age 80, of Elwood, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. Arrangements are pending at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood.

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