Naomi Belle Gambrel

[14 Dec 2014 | No 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.

Nellita Jean “Kate” Banister

[3 Nov 2014 | One Comment ]

nellitabanisterpicNellita Jean “Kate” Banister, 88, a resident of Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN, passed away at 6:55 AM on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Born February 5, 1926 in Porter, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Walter and Lillian (Hibbard) Craig.

On November 20, 1943 she married William E. “Bill” Banister, who preceded her in death on August 21, 2010.

Kate was a member of Brownstown Nazarene Church and retired from the former U.S. Shoe Factory in Crothersville.  She was a member of the Women’s Club at Brownstown Christian Church which she and her family cleaned as a family project. She loved gardening, sewing, reading, and animals.

Survivors include, 1 daughter, Cindy (Denny) Heiman of Brownstown, IN, 2 sons, Randy Joe Banister of Brownstown, IN and David Lee Banister of Seymour, IN, 2 grandchildren, Erica Bohn of Brownstown, IN and Josh Banister of Seymour, IN, and 2 great grandchildren, Jake and Scout Bohn of Brownstown, IN.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, T.J. Heiman, a sister, Mae Lewis, and a brother, George Craig.

Kate was caregiver for many, was compassionate in all endeavors and will be missed dearly by her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville. A private graveside service will be conducted at Crothersville Cemetery on Friday.

Friends may visit on Thursday November 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Gary “Hotrod” Wiesman

[1 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments ]

Gary L. “Hotrod” Wiesman, 55, a life long resident of Crothersville, IN, passed away unexpectedly at 2:08 AM on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born May 2, 1959 in Seymour, IN he was the son of Hallie “Jack” and Elinora (Derringer) Wiesman who are both deceased.

Gary attended Crothersville High School and worked at Home Products International in Seymour for 37 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding Harley’s and four wheelers, hanging out with friends but most of all, spending time with his grand kids. He was a jack of many trades and master of none.

Survivors include 3 children, Jimmy Monroe of Scottsburg, IN, Jessica Wiesman Carver of Otisco, IN, and Jason Wiesman of Crothersville, IN, 6 grandchildren, Haley Miskell, Jacob Carver, Carter Wiesman, Phobe Wiesman, Gabe Monroe, and Bryce Monroe, his girlfriend of 5 years, Missy Whipple of Crothersville, IN, 5 siblings, Carol Sue (Merrill) King, Nora Lizenby, Randy (Debbie) Wiesman, Rose (Dean Victorino) Farmer all of Crothersville, IN, and Rita Goble of Underwood, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Wiesman, and his grandson, Tyler Monroe.

Gary was a loving, caring, helpful, and supportive but his family likes to think of him as a big cut up and a crazy guy who had to always be picking on someone or playing practical jokes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.

Friends may visit on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 10:00 AM on Tuesday both at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations can be given in memory of Gary to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.

Friends and family may visit AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com to leave an online condolence.

 

Thomas Joe Campbell

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Thomas Joe Campbell, 55, of Crothersville, IN passed away at 10:03 AM on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born November 24, 1959 in Seymour, IN he was the son of Ellis Campbell of Scottsburg, IN and Barbara J. Loveday of Tennessee.

Thomas was a self-employed painter and enjoyed helping others.

Other survivors include 4 siblings, Vickie (Mark) Cravens of Winslow, IN, Larry Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tony Davis of Columbus, IN, and Jerry Davis of Columbus, IN.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN, with cremation to follow the funeral.

Friends may visit on Sunday from 1:00 PM until the service time at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville.

Marylou (Bean) Stockelman

[2 Oct 2014 | Comments Off ]

Marylou (Bean) Stockelman, 68, passed away at 2:30AM on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home in Brown County, Indiana.

She retired from Volunteers of America in Jeffersonville, IN.

Born August 21, 1946 to Leroy Bean and Marjorie (Lawrence) Bean.

She married Arthur “Art” Raymond Stockelman on February 7, 1965 who preceded her in death on August 3, 2004.

She enjoyed gardening, yard work and collecting lighthouses.

Survivors include, three sons, Anthony Stockelman of Michigan City, IN, Troy (Peggy Engelking) Stockelman of Brown County, IN and Dewayne (Shelly Bloom) Stockelman of Brown County, IN, 10 grandchildren, Travis Stockelman of Alabama, Rachel Phillips of Indianapolis, IN, Adam Stockelman of Vernon, IN, Shane Stockelman of Brown County, IN, Drew Stockelman of Vernon, IN, Kaylee Jean Stockelman of Vallonia, IN, Alan Stockelman of North Vernon, IN, C.J. Drucker of Columbus, IN, Tessa Drucker of Taylorsville, IN and Sammy Drucker of Taylorsville, IN, 1 brother, Tim (Joni) Bean of Columbus, IN. 4 sisters, Frances Jaynes of Indiana, Sherry (Larry) Bradford of Spraytown, IN, Kathy (Floyd) Edwards of Indiana and Anita Smith of Seymour, IN.

Marylou’s husband and 1 sister, Linda Johnson preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00AM on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Crothersville Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229

 

 

Mary E. (Wiesman) Barrett

[24 Sep 2014 | One Comment ]

marybarrettpicMary E. (Wiesman) Barrett, 84, a resident of Manor Care South in Indianapolis, passed away at 5:40 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, she lived in Austin, IN, Brooklyn, IN, Monrovia, IN, Spencer, IN, and then Martinsville, IN.

Born March 20, 1930 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Harlie and Bessie (Everhart) Wiesman.

She retired from Rexnord (Linkbelt), Industries in Indianapolis, after 30 years of employment.

Her first marriage was to S.P. Wiggens and then Charles Barrett who both preceded her in death.

Survivors include, 9 children, Everett “Jake” Wiggins of Michigan, Joe Wiggens of Scottsburg, IN, Julia Curtis of Bloomington, IN, Jeannie B. Smith of Camby, IN, Lilly Henson of Pinellas Park, FL, Debbie Hubbard of Carmel, IN, Shirley Stahl of Martinsville, IN, Sara Myers of Camby, IN, Mary Campfield of Martinsville, IN, several grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by a son, Charles “Chuck” Barrett, 2 brothers Barny & Ira “Bud” Wiesman, and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30 until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Abused Children Organization c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47126.

Scott Douglas Maxie

[23 Sep 2014 | 8 Comments ]

scottmaxiepicJennings County, Indiana

Scott Douglas Maxie, 60, a life long resident of Jennings Co., IN, was murdered at his gun shop and was found on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Born on November 26, 1953 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Gilbert “Gib” Maxie who survives in rural Crothersville and Novella (Davidson) Davidson who passed away on May 7, 2000.

Scott retired from Cummins Engine Company on July 1, 2009. He was a member of the NRA, enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family that he loved and cherished dearly. He attended Crothersville High School and completed a trade school to become an electrician.

Other survivors include, 3 children, 2 sons, Jeremy Scott Maxie of California and Anthony Ryan Maxie of Crothersville and a daughter, Emma Jean Maxie of Jennings County, 5 grandchildren, Brittany Hope Maxie, Jeremy Taylor Maxie, Jacob Andrew Maxie, Lukas Scott Maxie and Gavin Trent, 1 brother, Mark (Bonnie) Maxie of Atanta, Georgia, 2 sisters, Christine Sheffield and Stacie Quillen of Crothersville and mother of Emma Jean Maxie, Dawn Maxie of Jennings County.

His stepfather, Willie Davidson, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Visitation will be on Friday September 26, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation has been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home & Crematory and will follow the services.

Memorial donations can be given to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229

Margaret “Rose” Tomblin

[20 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments ]

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Margaret “Rose” Swindall Tomblin, 67, of Commiskey, IN, passed away at 4:28 AM on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at her home in Commiskey, IN.

She was born June 9, 1947 in Wise, VA. She was the daughter of Thurman Hansford Swindall and Rosa Belle (Jessee) Swindall who preceded her in death. Rose was raised on a farm in Hayden, IN from a young age and attended Hayden School. She married William “Bill” Tomblin on October 24, 1985.

She worked as a bartender for most of her life at many different places and the longest at the Eagles Club Post 4097 in North Vernon, IN where she was also a member for several years.

Other memberships include, attended Marion Baptist Church in Commiskey, IN and Am Vets in North Vernon, IN. Rose was raised Baptist and was baptized at an early age. She enjoyed gospel and country music, reading, being outdoors, fishing, and gardening, Her favorite hobby was her family and grandkids. She loved family gatherings and cooking large meals.

Rose is survived by her Husband, William “Bill” Tomblin, two sons, Anthony Allen Tomblin of Kansas and Edward “Jesse” Swindall of North Vernon, IN, four daughters, Katrina “Tina” Petro of Westport, IN, Billie (Garry) Pennington of Commiskey, IN, Denise Frazer of North Vernon, IN, and Bernise Roberts Tomblin of Seymour, IN, two stepdaughters, Julie and Jennifer Tomblin of Illinois, two brothers, Eddie Wayne Swindall of Hayden, IN and Van Buren Swindall of Bloomfield, IN, four sisters, Lillian Goldman, of Butlerville, IN, Deanna Sullivan of North Vernon, IN, Patricia Ashman of Butlerville, IN, and Renee Swindall of KY, nineteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Bobby Edmond, Charles Lee, Thurman Hansford Jr Swindall, three sisters, Katherine Shaw, Carolyn Annette Paight, and Laura Evelyn Swindall.

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 26, 2014 at First Marion Baptist Church in Commiskey, IN. beginning with visitation from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There will be a meal served in the dining hall of the church following the services. There will be no graveside services as Mrs. Tomblin will be cremated. Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47126 to help family with funeral expenses.