Roy Leon Coker

[5 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Roy Leon Coker ]

leoncokerpicRoy Leon Coker, 82, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 3:45 PM on Monday, January 4, 2016, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg, IN.

Born June 6, 1933 in Scott County, IN, he was the son of Alba Roy Coker and Lola May (Kennon) Coker who are both deceased.

Leon was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1953-1955. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church where he served as head usher.

Leon retired from Cummins Engine Company on January 1, 1987.

On May 30, 1969 he married Cora Belle (Berkhead) who preceded him in death on June 6, 2015.

Survivors include a step daughter, Carol (Larry) Fletcher of Crothersville, IN, 2 step sons, Ed (Kathy Law) Solsberry of Deputy, IN, Gary (Dottie Murray) Solsberry of Crothersville, IN, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, and a step daughter in law, Delores Solsberry of Scottsburg, IN. 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

He was preceded in death by 3 stepsons, Infant Harlan Eugene Nichols, Fred Solsberry, and James Solsberry, 2 sisters, Elizabeth & Emma Coker, 1 brother, Albert Coker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Leon to Lighthouse Tabernacle Church building fund c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Shirley A. Robinett

[4 Jan 2016 | 3 Comments ]

shirleyrobinettpicShirley A. Robinett, 79, a life long resident of Jackson County, IN, passed away at 11:07 PM on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN.

Born October 14, 1936 she was the daughter of John R. McKCain and Bess (Cockerham) McKain.

Shirley was a 1954 Brownstown High School graduate and a member of Brownstown Baptist Church. She owned and operated Seymour Frozen Food Locker for 25 years. In 1968 she married Delmar Robinett who preceded her in death.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Jerilyn (Adrian “Tader”) Masters of Crothersville, IN, 5 grandchildren, Jonathon (Ashley) Masters of Indianapolis, IN, Katie Masters of Seymour, IN, Lisa Robinett of Crothersville, IN, Gina (Jeff) Shelton of Lexington, KY and Jill Johnson of Seymour, IN, and 1 brother, Max McKain of Brownstown, IN.

She was preceded in death by 3 infant children, 2 sisters, Catherine Critchlow & Ethel Jackson, 9 brothers, Richard, Roscoe, Otis, Johnny, Roland, Dean, Jack, Dallas, & Infant James Phillip, and 1 step son Delmar Robinett Jr.

Reverend Scott Erwin will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown, IN.

Friends may visit on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Thursday both at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Shirley to Brownstown Baptist Church or Crothersville United Methodist Church both c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Ben Couch

[31 Dec 2015 | One Comment ]

Ben Couch, 77, of Seymour, IN, passed away at 1:40 AM on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN.

Born December 20, 1938 in Perry County, KY, he was the son of Leonard Couch and Retta (Barger) Smith who are both deceased.

On February 20, 1960 in Crothersville, IN, he married Patricia Ann (Brishaber) Couch who survives in Seymour, IN.

Ben was a 1959 Austin High School graduate. He served in the United States Army from November 1, 1961 to October 31, 1963 when he was honorably discharged. He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 37 years of service and was a former member of the American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both in Seymour, IN. He enjoyed flea markets, finding bargins, and selling his bargains at his booths he had at Traderbaker’s Flea Market in Seymour, IN.

Other survivors include 1 daughter, April Lynn Deaton of Seymour, IN, 2 grandchildren, Justin (Autumn Underwood) Couch of Brownstown, IN, Christina (Matthew) Nelson of Salina, KS, 1 great grandson, Gavin Couch of Brownstown, IN, 6 siblings, Richard Couch of Austin, IN, Junior Ray (Nancy) Couch of Scottsburg, IN, Laverne (Gene) Crank of Lexington, KY, Carolyn Sue (Charlie) Shook of Indianapolis, IN, Katherine (Mark) Tucker of Richland Hills, TX, Dorothy Turner of Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sheila Fraley and brother, Ivan Couch.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN. Memorial services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, 1122 N Obrien St., Seymour, IN 47274.

William E. “Bill” Stewart

[26 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on William E. “Bill” Stewart ]

William E. “Bill” Stewart, 64, of Paris Crossing, IN, passed away at 5:00 AM on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at his nieces home in Austin, IN.

Born November 12, 1951 in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Merrill E. Stewart and Deloris (Wible) Stewart and his step mother, Ruth Cockerham.

Bill was a 1971 Seymour High School graduate and was a United States Veteran who served in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed hunting, looking for arrowheads, and most of all he loved his dog, Buddy.

He was a free spirit who hitchhiked across the United States for 15 years.

Survivors include, 2 brothers, Danny (Cami) Stewart of Lawrenceburg, IN and Denton Bolin of Tennessee, 5 sisters, Connie Greathouse of Clearspring, IN, Mary Colvin of Crothersville, IN, Tammy Briggs of Fort Wayne, IN, Regina Stewart of New Albany, IN, and Darla Frezzill of Hobart, IN, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, and a sister, Carol Cole.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN.

Donna Blackburn

[17 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Donna Blackburn ]

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Donna Blackburn, 81, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 2:50 PM on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born March 28, 1934 in Wadsworth, Ohio, she was the daughter of Henry J. Klase and Eva (Chapman) Klase who are both deceased.

On October 7, 1950, she married Charles E. Blackburn who preceded her in death on May 5, 2005.

Donna retired from the former U.S. Shoe Corporation where she worked in the heel plant and she also retired from Hoosier Christian Village as a CNA in 1999.

She was a member of Crothersville Church of the Nazarene, Crothersville Senior Citizens, and Gideon International. Donna enjoyed reading, and taking care of others.

She is survived by her 4 children, James E. (Ramona) Blackburn of Seymour, IN, Charles J. (Peggy) Blackburn I of Crothersville, IN, David E. (Connie) Blackburn of Austin, IN, and Susan Gibson of Crothersville, IN, 7 grandchildren, Renee’ Wesley of Seymour, IN, Holly Blackburn-Randall of St. Louis, MO, Charles J. Blackburn II, of Scottsburg, IN, Matthew Blackburn of Suffolk, VA, Jeremy L. Gibson of Seymour, IN, Amy Jo Gibson-Macer of Indianapolis, IN, and Derek Blackburn of Columbus, IN, 10 great grandchildren, Zachariah & Josiah Wesley of Brownstown, IN, Cameron & Connor Blackburn of Scottsburg, IN, Ariel & Zoey Blackburn of Suffolk, VA, Adelyn, Jaxson, Faith & Calla Randall of St. Louis, MO 2 sisters, Martha Marie Williams of Akron, OH, and Carol Delight Blackburn of Barberton, OH.

She was preceded in death by, brothers, Francis M., Dalton, Jimmy, Marlin, Harold Klase, Harry James Klase Jr., Baby Harry Klase and Arthur Harry Wilson, 4 sisters, Edna Wilson Manley, Irene Bauer, Roberta Morrison, IN, and infant Hazel Belle Klase.

Mark Wooten will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, December 21, 2015 and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Crothersville Church of the Nazarene or Gideon International.

Ruth F. Foster

[14 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments ]

Ruth F. Foster, 87, of Seymour, IN, passed away at 10:50 AM on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN.

Born July 16, 1928 in Crothersville, IN, she was the daughter of Sampson D. Mitchell and Pansy (Stone) Mitchell.

On December 2, 1944 in Crothersville, IN she married Wilbur Foster who preceded her in death on April 10, 2006.

Ruth was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Seymour, IN, and was a beautician who owned and operated Fashion Tress Beauty Salon for 15 years. She was a past member of Seymour Country Club, Elks Club # 462 and Eastern Star.

Survivors include 2 grandsons, Steven Read of Vallonia, IN, Jeffery Read of Seymour, IN, 1 brother, John Mitchell of Locust Grove, GA, 2 sisters, Martha Blair of Tampico, IN, Jean Amick of Scottsburg, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter, Sherry Foster Read, 1 sister, Dorothy Pall, 3 brothers, Garland Mitchell, Rev Garnett Mitchell, and Ralph Mitchell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 18, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and after 10:00 AM on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to Crothersville Cemetery.

Barbara Bannister

[6 Dec 2015 | 4 Comments ]

barbarabannisterpicBarbara S. Bannister, 73, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at her home at 1:56 AM Sunday morning, December 6, 2015.

Born May 16, 1942 in Dupont, IN, she was the daughter of Charles Hash Eble and Bertha Mae (Graham) Eble.

Barbara was a 1960 Crothersville High School graduate.

On June 10, 1960 she married Bert J. Bannister in Uniontown, IN.

Barb retired from Sylvania in 1999. She also worked at the US Shoe Factory, American Can, H.O. Canfield Industries, Talon, and Electra. She was a member of Cana United Methodist Church, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and Schneck Medical Center Guild.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Bert J. Bannister of Crothersville, IN, 1 daughter, Tammy (Jack) Swindell of Seymour, IN, 1 son, Gregory Scott (Christine) Bannister of Bowling Green, KY, 1 sister, Penny (Terry) Hollin of Crothersville, IN, 7 grandchildren, Kyler (Carly) Blevins of Crothersville, IN, Caleb, Cheyanne, and Clarissa Bannister of Bowling Green, KY, Lauren and Lindsay Swindell of Seymour, IN, and 2 great grandchildren, Kolton and Kase Blevins of Crothersville, IN.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Ann French and Donna Kay Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Cana Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Thursday at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Schneck Medical Center Guild or Cana United Methodist Church Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.

Lucille E. Smith

[5 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Lucille E. Smith ]

lucillesmithpicweb copyLucille E. Smith, 88, of Tampico, IN, passed away at 12:24 AM on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN.

Born March 29, 1927 in Lexington, IN, Lucille was raised in Scottsburg by George and Ina Strouse. Her mother, Goldie (Jenings) Hopper, passed away when Lucille was 2 years old. She was a 1946 Scottsburg High School graduate.

On November 9, 1947 in Tampico, IN, she married Earl L. Smith who preceded her in death on October 5, 2013.   They shared 65 years and 10 months together in holy matrimony.

Lucille was a member of Tampico Baptist Church where she was an active member and BYF group leader. She helped Earl on the Farm, and loved to cook and sew. Earl and Lucille traveled abroad and to almost every US state and went to Oklahoma in 1961-1962 to serve as house parents for Indian orphan children.

Survivors include, 2 daughters, Jane (Eugene) Allen of Brownstown, IN, Martha (Claude) Morgan of Tampico, IN, 7 grandchildren, Cynthia (Bill) Collier, of Westfield, IN, Brian (Jo Ann) West of Crothersville, IN, Patricia (Tom) Nolan of Paris Crossing, IN, Claudia (Mark) Huelson of North Vernon, IN, Jerry Morgan of Columbus, IN, Steven Allen of Vallonia, IN, and Tammy (Marty) Johnson of Medora, IN, 16 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Smith, on January 11, 2014, and 2 half brothers, George and Orval Hopper.

Reverend Jack Suits will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 10:00 AM on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tampico Baptist Church or Crothersville Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Dorothy A. Stout

[4 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Dorothy A. Stout ]

dorothystoutpicDorothy A. Stout, 75 of Austin, IN, passed away at 1:35 AM Friday, December 4, 2015 at Seymour Crossing.

Born July 7, 1940 in Marion County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Kenneth Paul Warren and Bonnie Loraine (Taylor) Warren who are both deceased.

Dorothy was a past employee of Morgan’s Canning Factory. She enjoyed horses, western movies, country music and fishing.

She is survived by 3 children Donald E. Stout Jr. of Indianapolis, IN, Doug A. Stout of Seymour, IN, Nancy Stout Carter of Frankfort, KY, siblings, Wayne Warren of Seymour, IN, Nancy Warren, and Charlotte Warren, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 surviving sister in law Elsie Bowman of Crothersville, IN

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca S. Stout, and her parents.

Cremation services has been entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with no funeral services.

Jesse W. Law

[3 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments ]

jesselawpicJesse W. Law, 71, of Crothersville, IN passed away at his home on Thursday morning, December 3, 2015.

Jesse was born on February 7, 1944 in Crothersville, IN, to Jesse E. and Ethel (Berry) Law. He was a 1963 Crothersville High School graduate and served in the Air Force. On August 2, 1970 in Seymour, IN, Jesse married Sandra K. (Ritz) Law, who survives in Crothersville, IN.

Jesse retired in 2008 after 44 years of dedicated service from Cummins Engine Company. He was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Crothersville, Crothersville Salvation Army, Tri County Conservation Club, Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, Giggles and More Clown Ministry, Seymour American Legion, and was a proud recipient of the Jackson County Historical Society Pioneer Award. Jesse was a collector of old wrenches, watch fobs, and keychains. Jesse’s pride and joy were his grandchildren that he loved dearly and enjoyed playing with.

Jesse is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sandra, 3 children, Thomas E. (Shannon Reppen) Law of Janesville, WI, Janice (Chris) Rider of Seymour, IN, and Jesse W. (Heather) Law JR of Uniontown, IN, 4 grandchildren, Jacob Law of Janesville, WI, Shelby Rider of Seymour, IN Owen Law of Uniontown, IN and Ruby Margaret Law of Uniontown, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Norma Pheral.   Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Crothersville with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery in Crothersville, IN.

Friends may visit on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN

and after 10:00 AM on Monday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Crothersville, IN.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Jesse to the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E Howard ST, Crothersville, IN 47229.