Helen Lee Donahue

[20 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments ]

helendonahuepicHelen Lee Donahue, 86, of rural Crothersville, passed away at 1:45 AM on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Born July 1, 1927 in Kokomo, IN, she was the daughter of Wiley and Mary (Meek) Terrell who are both deceased.

On November 20, 1954 she married Donald B. Donahue who preceded her in death on October 20, 1987.

Helen was a 1945 graduate of Scottsburg High School, a member of Crothersville Christian Church and was retired from Wal-Mart in the fall of 2010 working for over 18 years.

Surviving is her son Jeff Donahue of Indianapolis, IN.

She was also preceded in death by a brother Bob Terrell & a nephew Judd Terrell.

Reverend Ralph Hillenburg will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.

Visitation is on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 10:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

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

Kenneth Wayne Thompson

[13 Apr 2014 | 9 Comments ]

Kenneth Wayne Thompson, 81, of Scottsburg, IN passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife of 59 years, Roberta Mae “Cookie” Thompson, and the rest of his family by his side.

Kenneth was born in Shelby Co., IL on November 19, 1932 to Alva “Stretch”and Nellie Thompson, who are both deceased. He was a 1950 graduate of Cowden Community High school and an Army veteran. Kenneth and Cookie moved to Scottsburg, IN in 1975 from Connersvile, IN, both were originally from IL. He retired from Mallory and Co. in Indianapolis, IN. and EMB. Kenneth loved to golf and fish. He loved fishing so much that for 6 years they moved to Tennessee so he could go fishing everyday on Kentucky Lake.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Roberta Mae “Cookie” Thompson, Scottsburg, IN, their children, David and Caroline Thompson and Carey and Rhonda Thompson, all of Lexington, IN, Lisa Noble, Scottsburg, IN, and Melanie and Lynn Howard, Crothersville, IN, 15 grandchildren, Hunter, Misty, Jeanelle, Shad, Shayne, Jade, Bobbie, Brianne, Kacy, Alex, Caitlynn, Matt, Jason, Andy, and Jeff, 24 great grandchildren, 3 siblings, Eileen and Jay Smith, Cowden, IL, Pat Thompson, McHenry, IL, Dean and Marianna Thompson, Sparta, TN.

Kenneth was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Owen, Edward, and Walter Thompson and Lucille Wheeler.

The family has entrusted Adams Funeral Home and Crematory with Cremation service. No public services will be held. A private interment of his remains will take place at a later date at Mound Cemetery in Cowden, IL. Memorial donations may be made to WMPI We Care, Inc. c/o Adams Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E Howard ST, Crothersville, IN 47229Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.

 

Glen Thomas Prince

[10 Apr 2014 | One Comment ]

glenprincepicGlen Thomas Prince, 93, of Seymour, formerly of Crothersville, passed away at 7:55 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born February 14, 1921 in Seymour, he was the son of Glen David and Inez (Feeler) Prince who are both deceased.

Glen was a Army veteran who served in WW II he worked and retired in 1984 from the American Can Company in Austin, Indiana.  Then spent his retirement years in Fort Meyers, Florida with his loving wife, Helen Annabell (Fleenor) Prince until 2002. Shortly after moving back to Seymour Helen passed away on March 4, 2003. They were married on August 2, 1941.

Glen enjoyed baseball, college basketball mowing grass and gardening.  When in Florida he spent time at the Timeout with his buddies.

Survivors include, a son, Glen Edward Prince of Hoopeston, Illinois, 6 grandchildren, Alissa Michelle Stickles of Brownstown, Nikki (Darren) McKinney of Seymour, Glen David (Ellen) Prince II of Crothersville, Michael (Katrina) Prince of Crothersville, Cristin Prince of Hoopeston, Illinois, Dakota Prince of Hoopeston, Illinois, 7 great grandchildren, 1 brother, Ivan Prince of Jeffersonville, IN.

one brother, Merrill Prince and a son, Douglas Ray Prince, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery with a Military graveside service conducted by the Crothersville VFW post #1083.

Visitation is Saturday, April 19, 2014 from Noon until 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crothersville Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.  Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.

Willis L. Keith, Sr.

[8 Apr 2014 | One Comment ]

williskeithsrpicwilliskeithsrpicwilliskeithsrpicwilliskeithsrpicWillis L. Keith Sr., 87 of Retreat, IN, passed away at 11:40 AM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home.

Born February 19, 1927 in Jennings County, IN, he was the son of William Thomas and Bessie (Lewis) Keith.

Willis served in the United States Army Air force and was a member of Cana United Methodist Church where he fulfilled the position as church trustee for many years, served eight years on the Crothersville Community School Board, was a former democrat precinct committeeman, and a member of the Crothersville Senior Citizens. Willis loved his family and the outdoors dearly, he spent many hours gardening, hunting, fishing, and raising homing pigeons.

On May 9, 1944 he married Mary Elizabeth (Perry) Keith who preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.

Willis retired from the American Can Company worked there from 1944-1988.

Survivors include 2 sons, Willis L. “Bucky” (Charlotte) Keith Jr. and Marty J. Keith both of Crothersville, 2 daughters, Connie L. (Jack) Napier of Austin, Tonna S. (David) Runge of Crothersville, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 sister, Wilda Jean (Marshall) Terrell of Flatrock, IN.

He was preceded in death by, 3 sisters, Mabel Page, Mildred Hildreth, LaVerne Barrett, and 1 brother, Lewis Keith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Cana Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM on Friday both at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Cana Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Earl Wayne Murray

[7 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments ]

earlmurraypicEarl Wayne Murray, 88, a resident of Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN, formerly of rural Crothersville, IN passed away at 5:45 AM on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Born April 24, 1925 in Wells County, IN, he was the son of Clell and Nellie (Harris) Murray.

Earl was a graduate of Chester Center High School and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. On June 26, 1970, in Madison, IN, he married Ruth (Windburn) Murray who survives at Covered Bridge Health Campus.

On February 9, 1945 Earl entered the United States Army serving during WW II in Japan.

Earl was a construction contractor from 1963-1970 and owned Crothersville Supply from 1964-2010. Earl then started a small insulation company in 1963 for his own use and then opened it to the public as Regal Industries Inc., which has grown regionally throughout the years.

Earl’s love for God was evident in all aspects of his life.  He was truly blessed in his life and blessed others by building churches and spreading the gospel. He was a faithful servant of God and he knew that was his purpose in life.

Other survivors include, a daughter, Sue Henry of Crothersville, IN, 3 step children, Peggy Davidson of Seymour, IN, Robert (Sue) Spicer of Crothersville, IN, Alice Brock of Crothersville, IN, 2 brothers, Bob (Liz) Murray and Donnie (Pat) Murray both of Hartford City, IN, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Paul Bryan of Berne, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Timothy Lee Murray, 2 sisters, Chrystal Miller, Helen Bryan, 1 Brother, Ned Murray, son-in-law, Donnie Henry, and step son-in-law, Doug Davidson.

Pastor Bill Requardt & Doug Brougher will conduct funeral services at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN. Visitation is on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 2:00PM until 6:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alliance Great Commission Fund c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.