Darlene Rosemeyer

[10 Aug 2014 | 7 Comments ]

darlenerosemeyerDarlene Rosemeyer, 73, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 11:25 AM on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
Born February 25, 1941 in Crothersville, IN, she was the daughter of Ervin Edward “Butch” and Mary Ines (Jones) Rosemeyer.
Darlene was a 1959 Tampico High School graduate.She retired from Crothersville School Corp. where she was employed from 1977-2010. She was a Kindergarten and Special Education Aide and was also known as Grandma Rosemeyer.  Darlene was a member of Tampico Christian Church, Smiling Faces Home Ec Club and was an avid reader.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth (George) Thompson of Cave City, KY, a son, Joe Rosemeyer of Crothersville, IN, 2 granddaughters, Dedra Rene Wayne) Boyt of Scottsburg, IN and Megan Grace Rosemeyer of Crothersville, IN, 3 Great grandchildren, Cash, Jaxon, and Lily Boyt of Scottsburg, IN.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Hignite.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Randy King on Thurday, August 14, 2014, at 4:00PM with visitation 2 hours prior to the service at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Russell Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorial donations may be given to Russell Chapel Cemetery or Tampico Christian Church c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, Indiana 47229.
Online condolences may be given to the family at AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.

Donald J. Benson

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

2beson picDonald J. Benson, 71,of Dudleytown, IN, passed away unexpectedly at 7:40 PM, July 31, 2014 at his home.

He lived in Rushville, IN for several years after serving in the Navy.

Born February 15, 1943, in Hamilton, OH, he was the son of Marlin “Bozo” and Bettie (Brickner) Benson who are both deceased.

He retired from Silgan Plastics in Seymour on July 31, 2009 where he worked in quality control. Donald served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown, American Legion in Seymour and the VFW in Seymour. He enjoyed NASCAR, working crossword puzzles, and loved his faithful companion dog, Sugar Bear. He was a 1960 Crothersville High School graduate.

On June 3, 1995 he married Delores (Bobb) Benson who survives in Dudleytown, daughters, Michelle (Eric) Sebastian of Rushville, IN, Erin (Jeremy) Huff of Frankton, IN, stepdaughters, Lori Tungate of Seymour, IN, Beth (Carey) Ruwe of Seymour, IN, 4 grandchildren, SA Derrik Huff serving in the United States Navy in Dam Neck, VA, James Huff & Kiley Huff of Frankton, IN, Karsten Matthew Sebastian of Rushville, IN, 4 step grandchildren, Natasha (Chase) Crum of Seattle, WA, Kaylena Tungate, Destiny Ruwe, & Charlie Tungate all of Seymour, IN, and 1 brother, James T. (Ethel) Benson of Brownstown, IN.

Pastor David Whan will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown, with burial to follow at Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 2 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville, IN.

Memorial contributions may be given to Emanuel Lutheran Church or American Heart Association.

Dolly Ann Gambrel

[27 Jul 2014 | One Comment ]

Dolly Ann Gambrel, 80, of Crothersville and a lifelong resident of Jackson County, passed away at 12:45 AM on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at St Vincent Hospital in Salem.

Born March 11, 1934 in Seymour, Indiana, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Tidd) Black.

In February of 1951 she married Harold F. Gambrel who passed away on April 21, 2005.

Dolly enjoyed being a homemaker and was a seed vendor through Valonia Tree Nursery. Her other interests were fishing, playing cards, and mushroom & ginseng hunting. She loved to sew and could make anything with material and thread.   Dolly was a member of the Russell Chapel Church.

Survivors include three children, Patricia Newberry and her husband Phillip of Crothersville, Michael Gambrel and his wife Mary Ann of Crothersville, and Ronnie Gambrel of Crothersville, 6 grandchildren and their spouses, Jay (Angie) Newberry, Kyle (Glenna) Newberry, Chris (Rachel) Gambrel, Laura Gambrel, Kayla Gambrel all of Crothersville, Natalie (David) Bires of Austin, 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Thurmond, Harold, Kenneth, Lawrence, and Donald, 3 sisters, Opal, Mildred, and Betty.

Brother Randy King will conduct graveside services at 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Russell Chapel Cemetery. Cremation has been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations can be given in memory of Dolly to Russell Chapel Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.



Jerald D. Prince

[25 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments ]

Jerald D. Prince, 81, of Austin, formerly a Crothersville resident, passed away at 6:30 AM on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

Born June 10, 1933 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Thomas Z. and Ethel Grace (Reynolds) Prince who are both deceased.

Jerald was a Tampico High School Graduate and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955.

On June 25, 1955 he married Helen B. (Banks) Prince who survives in Austin.

He worked at Cummins for 35 years as an Options Specs Specialist and worked as a carpenter & building contractor with his dad and sons. As a child he farmed with his family until retiring from farming in early 1970’s. His love for his family was shown by the time they spent together, riding in fishing boats, vacationing, being with his grandchildren. Singing and listening to gospel and country music was a favorite of his. Jerald was a man of faith and attended the Alliance Bible Church in Crothersville.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of 59 years, sons, Tom (Barb) Prince of Vallonia, Tony (Barb) Prince of Austin, Jerry (Joyce) Prince of Greenwood, daughter in law, Debra L. Prince of Ogilville, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, Montie G. (Barbara A.) Prince of Seymour, Joyce A. (Michael) Wright of Georgetown, KY, Barb S. (Lester) Silence of Athens, Alabama, Randall L. Prince of Crothersville, Lucy (Glenn) Duval of Frankfort, KY.

A son, Terry L. Prince and a sister, Nancy Prince, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery.

Visitation is on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be given to Schneck Hospice 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.

Lloyd L. Otte

[17 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments ]

otteobitLloyd L. Otte, 73, of Crothersville, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 17, at home.

Lloyd loved his family and his community. He married Carol Whitson in 1967, and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Together, they built a home, a farm, and a family. He loved his children dearly, and was proud of them. Lloyd drove the Crothersville school bus for field trips and sports. He was known as the “Tiger Driver,” and he cheered for every athlete.

Lloyd cared deeply for the land and nature, especially the home place where he farmed and then cut firewood.

He was always ready to travel. He spent many happy days walking the beach, looking for seashells, or hiking up to the snow in the mountains.

Lloyd was a hard worker. He loved the Lord, and enacted his faith by caring for others. He was stubborn and genuine. He was kind. He will be greatly missed.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Matthew (Jenny) Otte; his daughter Liz (Nate) Brownlee; his granddaughter, Addison; and his brother Ralph (Geraldine) Otte. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth Ayers Otte; his brothers, Irvin, Marshall, and Earl.

Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, in Crothersville, on Sunday July 20, from 1 to 6pm. The funeral will be at Peace Lutheran Church, in Seymour, where Lloyd was a member. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am, and the service will begin at 10am on Monday, July 21.

Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Camp Lakeview, Peace Meals, or Family Nature Summits all c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.