Obituaries

June 17, 2019

Phillip L. Burton, 81, Elwood, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Community Hospital North. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. Burial follows in Elwood City Cemetery. Calling 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.


June 18, 2019

Theresa E. Stout, 80, Tipton, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Visitation 10 a.m to noon Friday, June 22, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Graveside service follows at St. John’s Cemetery.

James Everett Shelton, 80, Kimmell, formerly of Elwood, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his daughter’s residence. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Dunnichay Funeral Home. Burial follows in Elwood Cemetery. Calling 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Mack A. Sherman, 89, Tipton died Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Graveside service 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Elwood City Cemetery. Procession leaves Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m.


June 19, 2019

Melvin M. Etchison, 93, Elwood, died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Wesleyan Health & Rehab Center, Marion. Services 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. Burial follows in Susnet Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Gena Lynn Cress, 64, Frankton, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence. Services 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home. Calling 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Helen L. Gore, 80, Marion, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at The Wyndmoore of Marion. Services 10 a.m Friday, June 21, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Services. Burial follows at Grant Memorial Park. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.


June 20, 2019

Betty Charlotta Vandiver, 56, Elwood, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St.Vincent Mercy Hospital. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Dunnichay Funeral Home. Calling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Larry Lee McClish, 78, Elwood, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at St.Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Graveside services 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Dunnichay Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Gerald E. Thomas, 92, Alexandria, died Wednesday, June 19, at Community Hospital. Services 1 pm. Saturday, June 22, at Alexandria First Baptist Church. Interment follows in Park View Cemetery. Calling 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Owens Funeral Home or after noon Saturday at the church.


June 21, 2019 

Howard Allen Burton, 67, Elwood, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his residence. Services 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Dunnichay Funeral Home. Burial follows in Sunset Memorial Park. Calling 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Jacob “Grant” Dial, 59, Elwood, died June 17,2019 at his residence. Gathering 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Elwood Elks Club and in Morehouse, Mo., at a later date.


June 22, 2019

Howard Allen “Skip” Burton, age 67, and Brenda J. Bear, age 63, both life long residents of Elwood have passed away. Funeral services celebrating Skip and Brenda’s life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood, with Pastor Jack Bess officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with full Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Army and the Elwood VFW American Honor Guard Unit for Skip.

Malcolm Don “Mike” Gardner, age 90, of Orestes and formerly of Frankton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Tipton. Mike was born on Sept. 27,1928, in Zionsville, to Benjamin and Hazel (Bailey) Gardner. Funeral service celebrating Mike’s life will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton with the Revs. Courtley Granger and Don Smothers officiating. Burial will follow in the K. of P. and I.O.O.F. Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the US Army and the Elwood VFW American Honor Guard Unit.

Doris L. Davis, 86, of Ohio passed away on May 7, 2019. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be at Little and Sons Stop 11 location on June 29, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Jacqueline Mae Mason, 65, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Community Hospital in Anderson. She had been a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor in Chesterfield. A gathering of family and friends will be on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Whetsel Funeral Service in Alexandria. Cremation will follow.

Gregory T. Harting, age 68, passed away peacefully after fighting Alzheimer’s for many years on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Savannah Cottage in Lakeland.  An additional service will take place at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood at 11 a.m. July 2, 2019.


June 24, 2019

Kevin Porter, 62, Tipton, died Thursday, June 202019. Celebration of life at a future date. Young-Nichols Fuenral Home assisted with arrangements.

Louise Riley, 93, Tipton, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Services noon Saturday, June 29, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Burial follows in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Ann J. Smelser, 88, Elkhorn, Neb., formerly of Tipton, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Brookstone Meadows. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Calling 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Young-Nichols Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Nancy Gean Shults, 82, Tipton, died Friday, June 21, 2019. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home. Burial follows at Brookside Cemetery, Windfall. Calling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.


June 25, 2019

Patricia Ann Hale, 81, Arcadia, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Ann J. Smelser, 88, Elkhorn, Neb., formerly of Tipton, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Brookstone Meadows. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Calling 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Young-Nichols Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Nancy Gean Shults, 82, Tipton, died Friday, June 21, 2019. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home. Burial follows at Brookside Cemetery, Windfall. Calling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

Marjorie Ann Elliott, 85, Elwood, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at her residence. Private burial of cremated remains. Celebration of life 6 p.m. June 29, at the home of Jack and Cindy Davis. Dunnichay Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

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