Norma Jean Monroe Armstrong

[24 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments ]

normaarmstrongNorma Jean Monroe Armstrong, 87 a life long resident of Crothersville, IN passed away at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her home.

Born November 5, 1927 in Crothersville, IN, she was the daughter of Forest Cleo Stark and Celia (Tatlock) Stark.

Norma was an employee of Cummins Engine Company retiring in 1985 after 12 years of employment.

She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where she was a very active member where she served as the song leader. Norma enjoyed picking the guitar and playing piano by ear. She also enjoyed sewing, and working in her beautiful flower garden.

On January 16, 1946 Norma married William Kendile Monroe who preceded her in death on January 15, 1995 then on January 21, 1999 she married Haskell Dean Armstrong who survives in Crothersville.

Other survivors include, 4 children, Lanny G. (Mary Lou) Monroe of Austin, IN, Rodney L. (Kathy) Monroe of Seymour, IN, Jeffery G. Monroe of Crothersville, IN, Rhonda R. (Monroe) (Don) Money of Crothersville, IN, 13 grandchildren, BillieFaye Kay of Avon, IN, Lois Kirkham of North Vernon, IN, Crystal Bowers of Salem, IN, Bobby Albertson of Salem , IN, Billy Albertson of Salem, IN, Barry Monroe of Austin, IN, Brooke Kiefer of New Albany, IN, Justin Monroe of Seymour, IN, Jason Monroe of Columbus, IN, Christopher Noblitt of Scottsburg, IN, Ashley Masters of Castleton, IN, Nikki Money of Crothersville, IN, and Robbie Money of Crothersville, IN and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 2 children, William F. Monroe (August 6, 2009), Brian S. Monroe (August 1, 1963).

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 hours prior to the service starting at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethany Baptist Church c/o Adams Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.

 

Tonna Star (Keith) Runge

[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]

tonnarungeTonna Star (Keith) Runge, 67, a life long resident of Crothersville, IN, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Tonna entered into life on October 18, 1947 at her home in Jackson County, IN to Willis L. Keith Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Perry) Keith who are both deceased.

Tonna was employed at H.O. Canfield Company and Cummins Engine Company. She was a 1965 Crothersville High School graduate where she would have celebrated her 50th year this year.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, IN. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, crocheting, attending car shows, working in flowers and most of all spending time with her family.

Tonna is survived her loving husband, David Runge who survives in Crothersville, IN. They were married June 7, 1974 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, IN.

Other survivors include, 2 brothers, Willis L. “Bucky” (Charlotte) Keith Jr. of Crothersville, IN, Marty J. Keith of Crothersville, IN, 1 sister, Connie (Jack) Napier of Austin, IN, 4 brother in laws and 2 sister in laws, Richard Runge, Donald Runge, Ronald Runge, Dennis Runge, Janet Duggins, and Pat Myers and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother in law, Robert Runge.

Tonna was feisty, spunky, independent, strong willed, extremely hard headed, very forward and direct and was always the life of the party! Tonna was a loving wife, sister, sister in law, and “great” aunt that will be missed dearly by her family that she loved so much.

Visitation is from 3:00PM until 5:00PM on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Blomenburg at 11:00AM on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Cana Cemetery in Jennings Co., IN with a luncheon following the burial at Cana United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations can be given to the Cana Cemetery or make a donation for Tonna’s headstone.

Online condolences may be given to the family at AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.

 

Charles “Chuck” Gabbard

[25 Jan 2015 | Comments Off ]

charlesgabbardCharles “Chuck” Gabbard, 77, of Austin, IN, passed away at 5:45 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, IN.

Born March 19, 1937 in Connersville, IN, he was the son of Charles Gabbard Sr. and Margaret (Argent) Gabbard who are both deceased.

Chuck was a 1955 graduate of Connersville High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran enlisting in 1958 and being honorably discharged in 1962. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Memphis State University and his Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University.

On December 23, 1966 in Cullman, AL, he married Shirley Ann (Howard) who survives in Austin, IN.

Chuck retired from Scott County School District 1 in Austin, IN where he taught for 27 years and is remembered by many as their History teacher. He served on the Scott County School District 1 School Board for 8 years from 1996 to 2004. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Austin Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed reading and watching & answering all the questions correctly on Jeopardy.

Other survivors include 2 sons, Donald Clifton Wesson of Jeffersonville, IN and Charles Richard Gabbard of Austin, IN, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Matthew “Matt” Wesson.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at Austin Christian Church on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Family and friends may visit from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Pastor David Huey will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Austin Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors.

Adams Family Funeral Homes and Crematory have been entrusted with cremation services for Charles “Chuck” Gabbard.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Chuck to Austin Christian Church Preschool.

 

 

Larry Randolph “Barney” Pate

[16 Jan 2015 | 4 Comments ]

larrypateLarry Randolph “Barney” Pate, 61 of Austin, IN passed away at 4:12 AM on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Born January 25, 1953 in Gladeville, VA, he was the son of Mike (Vivian) Pate who survives in Austin, IN and Cora Lee (Willoughby) Hostler who is deceased.

Barney retired from the Department of Natural Resources at Hardy Lake after working there for 38 years. He was a very caring, kind, and generous person who would do anything for anyone. He loved spending time outdoors. As a child he was raised in the Church of God and later in life attended Austin Christian Church.

On January 13, 2012 he married Ella L. “Dolly” (Hettinger) who passed away on June 11, 2012. They spent many years before marriage loving & taking care of one another.

Survivors also include, 2 brothers, Daniel (Sherry J.) Pate of Austin, IN, and Sam (Clarice) Pate of Scottsburg, IN, 3 step brothers, Brad Mulley, Kevin Mulley, Brent Mulley & a step sister, Janice Mulley, 3 nephews, Jimmie Pate of Scottsburg, IN, Brian Pate of Henryville, IN, & Travis Pate of Austin, IN, 1 great nephew, Parker Pate of Austin, IN.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with cremation to follow.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after Noon on Tuesday both at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Larry to New Providence Cemetery c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Hazel “Jean” Moore

[14 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments ]

obit3Hazel “Jean” Moore, 88 of Scottsburg, passed away at 2:36 PM on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, IN.

Born February 24, 1926 in Scottsburg, IN, she was the daughter of Ed & Vesta (Deputy) Walker.

Jean was raised in Southern Indiana before living in Indianapolis, IN, Owensboro, KY, North Vernon, IN, and Spring Hill, FL. She spent many winters in Arizona. Jean lived a full happy life filled with love and laughter. She attended Paris Crossing High School/ She worked many years as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell in Seymour, IN, Western Electric Co. in Indianapolis, IN and retired from St. Francis Hospital as a switchboard operator in Indianapolis, IN. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling.

Jean leaves behind, her loving husband of 61 years, Raymond L. Moore of Scottsburg, IN who she married June 20, 1953 in Jeffersonville, IN, 1 daughter, Rita (Jerry) Davis of Indianapolis, IN, 1 granddaughter, Lisa (Eric) Walker, 1 great granddaughter, Christy Owens, great-grandsons, Jeremy Davis, Sr., Tyler Walker & Tanner Walker, great- great-grandchildren, Austin Davis, Kayla Owens, & Jeremy R. Davis, Jr., Sisters, Ileane Hickerson Of Crothersville, IN, Marie Hall of Franklin, IN, numerous nieces and nephews, sister in laws and brother in laws and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Robbie Davis, sisters, Blanche Ross Capps and Betty Ferris and several half brothers and sisters.

Reverend Kurt Walker will conduct funeral services at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Cana Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 1:00 PM on Sunday all at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Jean to Kids First c/o Adams Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

 

Donald “Don” Edward Basil

[1 Jan 2015 | 9 Comments ]

Donald “Don” Edward Basil, 65, of rural Crothersville, IN, passed away on Thursday evening, January 1, 2015 at his home.

Don was born January 10, 1949 in Martinsville, Indiana. He was the son of Ralph Mitchell Basil and Alma Louise (Wheeler) Wilson who are both deceased.

On August 15, 1997 in Seymour, IN, he married Susan Jane (Jones) Basil who survives in Crothersville, IN.

Donald attended Full Gospel Apostolic Church in Brownstown. He loved to babysit his grandchildren, go fishing with his brother and play basketball with his twin girls.

Other survivors include, 1 son, Donald Edward Basil II of Edmonton, KY, 1 stepson, Michael Allen (Bethany) Smith of Dupont, IN, 3 daughters, Donna Elaine (Bobby Vibbert) Basil of Edmonton, KY, 1 step daughter, Amber Michelle Smith of Seymour, IN, and Savannah Kaye Basil & Alisha Nichole Basil both of Crothersville, IN, 8 grandchildren, Christian June Acree, Holly Nicole Acree, Christopher Neal Basil, John Sherman Acree II, Owen Davis, Lukas Allen Smith, Delaney Smith, and Markus Alexander Smith, 2 great grandchildren, Liam Daniel Wayne Holbert, and Rosalie Fleur Holbert, 1 brother, Herbert Lewis (Colette) Taylor of Crothersville, IN and 1 sister, Carolyn Louise (Edward) Fields of Horse Cave, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM with visitation the same day from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. After the funeral service, cremation is being entrusted to Mark and Leslie Adams of Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Memorial donations may be given in Memory of Don to his family c/o Adams Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E. Howard St, Crothersville, IN 47229.

Ralph Ernest “Ernie” Cravens

[30 Dec 2014 | Comments Off ]

erniecravenspicRalph Ernest “Ernie” Cravens, 80, of Crothersville, passed away at 12:15 AM on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN. Ralph resided in Columbus and Waymansville then moving back to Crothersville in 1987.

Born April 16, 1934 in Crothersville, IN, he was the son of Ephriam Ernest and Ella (Scifres) Cravens who are both deceased.

Ernie owned C & H Trucking and retired in 1998 as a truck driver. He was also a Cummins Engine employee from 1968-1987.   His hobbies included hunting, fishing, boat racing and watching the hydroplane racing. Ernie was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles both in Seymour, IN.

Survivors include, 3 children, Mark E. (Debra) Cravens of Bloomington, IN, James B. Cravens of Seymour, IN, and Anita F. (Becky) Cravens of Bardstown, KY, 5 grandchildren, Rebecca (Glenn) Brewer of Medora, IN, Jeremy Aaron Kittle of Columbus, IN, Damon Gillis, Jessica Gillis and Derek Gillis both of Seymour, IN, 10 great grandchildren.

1 brother, Jerry Joe Cravens, preceded Ernie in death.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Thursday, January 1, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 until service time at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. Memorial donations Crothersville Cemetery may be given to c/o Adams Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E. Howard St, Crothersville, IN 47229.

Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com

 

Naomi Belle Gambrel

[14 Dec 2014 | One Comment ]

naoimigambrellpicNaomi Belle Gambrel, 91, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 11:05 AM on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born July 22, 1923 in Shelby County, IN, she was the daughter of Everet Elmer Stainbrook and Amelia (Wright) Wendelboe.

Naomi was a 1941 Shelbyville High School graduate in Shelbyville, IN. She retired form Vallonia State Tree Nursery in Vallonia, IN in 1985.

Naomi was a member of Community Church in Brownstown, IN, Tampico Extension Homemakers Club for over 50 years, Jackson Co. Extension Homemakers Past Presidents Club, and leader of Tampico Sunshine 4-H Club for 25 years. She was a Charter Member of Hickory Hills Golf Club where she was League Champion and made 12 holes in 1 in her golf career, with the last one being when she was 78. She enjoyed planting flowers and sewing.

On August 23, 1941 she married Charles M. Gambrel in Greenfield, IN and they have been married for 73 years. He resides in Crothersville, IN.

Naomi is also survived by her 5 children, Donald (Ruth Ann) Gambrel of Seymour, IN, Dick (Edith) Gambrel of Versailles, IN, Robert (Connie) Gambrel of New Palestine, IN, Peggy (Steve) Hauer of Scottsburg, IN, and William (Dilcia) Gambrel of Dominican Republic, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and  7 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Howard, and Thurman Stainbrook, 1 sister Edith Weber, and 1 granddaughter, Stephanie Gambrel.

Naomi was a wonderful, helpful, supportive, caring, very sweet wife, mom, and grandma. He family describes her as being the best she could possibly be at all of those and they are going to truly miss her.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. Friends may visit Naomi and her family on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. Burial will be in Russell Chapel Cemetery immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be given to Community Church in Brownstown, Schneck Medical Hospice, or Russell Chapel Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home.

Loraine “Ween” Berry

[25 Nov 2014 | Comments Off ]

Loraine “Ween” Berry, 90, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 1:13 AM on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born March 14, 1924 in Brownstown Township, Jackson County, Indiana, she was the daughter of William and Josie (Thomas) Shirley.

Loraine attended Tampico High School and then married Orlando Berry on June 4, 1945 in Columbus, Indiana. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of Tampico Christian Church, liked her flowers, gardening and was a fabulous cook. She had always worked in the food industry working at several restaurants, including, McDonalds, in Seymour and Brownstown, Burger Queen, and Pleasers in Seymour.

Survivors include her son, Larry Berry of Crothersville, IN, 1 grandson, Clinton R. Berry of Crothersville, IN, 1 brother, Billy (Sue) Shirley of Scottsburg, IN, 1 nephew, Larry Shirley of Tampico, IN, 2 nieces, Kathy (Mike) McKain and Tracey Shirley, both of Seymour, IN.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, 4 brothers, Rawland “Pod” Shirley, Roland “Shird” Shirley, Raymond “Bud” Shirley, Bobby Shirley, 3 sisters, Louise “Sis” Reynolds, Laverne “Tick” Henry, Margie Shirley, and a son, Roland Berry.

Pastor Randy King will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Russell Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville and after 10:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Russell Chapel Cemetery.

Benny “Sonny” Combs

[7 Nov 2014 | Comments Off ]

sonnycombspicBenny “Sonny” Combs, 78, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 5:45PM on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Born October 17, 1936 in Buckhorn, KY, he was the son of Burnis Combs and Ollie Morris who have both preceded him in death.

Sonny attended Tampico Schools and joined the Army, where he served in the Korean War (1954-1957). He retired from the American Can Company and drove a truck for Morgan Packing Company in Austin, IN. Sonny was a member of Safe Harbor Church of God, VFW Post #6582 in Austin, IN, American Legion in Seymour, IN, Scott Masonic Lodge 120, and the United Steel Workers Union.

On February 5, 1991 in Buckhorn, KY, he married Thelma (Spencer) Julian Combs who survives in Crothersville, IN.

Other survivors include his daughter, Michele D. Helt of Jackson County, IN, an adopted son, Steven Combs of Jackson County, IN, 2 stepsons, Rick (Shannon) Julian of Scottsburg, IN and Randy D. (Kristie) Julian of Scottsburg, IN, 2 granddaughters, Samantha Brittian and Madison Helt both of Jackson County, IN, 1 great grandson,  Rylon Emery O’Sullivan of Crothersville, IN, 4 step grandchildren, Benjamin Julian, Holli McNeeley -Julian, Clinton Julian, and  Kaytlyn Julian, all of Scottsburg, IN, 1 sister, Juanita (Chester) Fletcher of Crothersville, IN, several nieces and nephews, and his miniature schnauzer, Lexie whom he loved and she loved him.

He was preceded in death by his late wife, Betty Jo (Hignite) Combs, a son, Jeffery Dewayne Combs, a grandchild, Eli O’Sullivan, and a brother, Sam Morris.

Sonny was a joyful, loving, outgoing prankster who loved laughter and loved to flirt. He was Thelma’s rock and will be missed dearly.

Friends may visit from 4:00-8:00PM on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN and on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from Noon-1:00PM.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN. Military graveside services and burial will follow the funeral service immediately at Crothersville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Sonny to Riley Hospital for Children c/o Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory.