Lloyd L. Otte

[17 Jul 2014 | 3 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.

Morris Lee Royalty

[20 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments ]

morisroyaltypicMorris Lee Royalty, 76, a life long resident of Crothersville, passed away at 6:00 AM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born on Columbus Day, October 12, 1937 in Washington County, Indiana, he was the son of Robert Roy Royalty and Mildred (Wilson) Royalty who are both deceased.

Morris retired from Regal Insulation and worked previously at Arvins, Cummins, and Royalty Companies.

He served in the United Sates Navy was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Seymour, and American Legion Post #89 in Seymour.

Survivors include his best friend and companion, Beverly “Bev” Findley, 1 brother, John Thomas (Carol) Royalty, of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by 12 siblings, Ralph Royalty, William “Bill” Royalty, Margaret Hagen, James “Jim” Royalty, Chris T. Royalty, Alamae Muncy, Laymon Royalty, Joe “J.C.” Royalty, Lee “Sam” Donald Royalty, Emmerine Mitchell and infant twins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Marion Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday June 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Monday both at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be given Marion Cemetery or Schneck Hospice.

Harold “Jimmy” Gibson

[20 Jun 2014 | One Comment ]

haroldgibsonpicHarold “Jimmy” Gibson, 75, of Austin, passed away at 2:10 AM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home.

Born August 16, 1938 in Cumberland, Kentucky, he was the son of Harrison and Martha (Gross) Gibson who both deceased.

Jimmy worked as an over the road truck driver for Pegasus Trucking, he served in the United States Air Force and National Guard, was a member of Mt. Paron Hill Street Baptist Church, he served as an assistant pastor at Hill Street Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He loved to fish, play the guitar, sing, and write. Jimmy was the author of the book he wrote and published, “Settling Mars”.

On April 26, 1958 in Crothersville, Indiana, he married B. Jean (Francis) Gibson who survives in Austin.

Other survivors include 5 children, Vivian (Robert) Stidham of Scottsburg, Diana Gibson of Clarksville, Timothy Gibson of Scottsburg, Lisa Manuel of Seymour, and Kimberly Gibson of Clarksville, 7 grandchildren, Sabrina (Stidham) & spouse James Vires of Scottsburg, Chase Stidham of Scottsburg, Justin Gibson of New Albany, Cory Gibson of Scottsburg

Dustin Mullins & spouse Missy of Corydon, Ky, and Cody Manuel of Mitchell, IN, 5 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Virgil (Carol) Gibson of Franklin, Ohio and Tommy (Debbie) Gibson of Austin.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Laura Rose Gibson, 3 brothers, Oscar “Jimbo” Gibson, Clinton Gibson, and Omer Gibson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday June 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be given to the family who will designate to the families wishes at a later date.

Doris L. Greenwood

[7 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments ]

Doris L. Greenwood, 93, of Crothersville, IN, passed away at 6:50 AM on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN.

Born September 29, 1920 in Milton, Kentucky she was the daughter of Virgil Graves and Hazel (Wise) Harrod both are deceased.

Doris lived in Crothersville for 66 years after moving from Madison, IN.

Doris worked at the former US Shoe Factory in Crothersville, IN and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crothersville. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed watching all the activity on Moore Street and talking on the telephone.

On 1937 in Milton, Kentucky, she married Albert Leslie Greenwood who died on August 26, 1976.

Survivors include 5 children, Diane (Randel) Kessler of Scottsburg, Sherry Walker of Columbus, Indiana, Linda (Jim) Feltner of Scottsburg, Richard Greenwood of Seymour, IN, and Denny (Patty) Greenwood of Austin, IN, 12 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren.

Three children, Gary Greenwood, Janet Amick, Cecil Greenwood, 1 sister Freda Banks, and 1 grandchild, Debbie Nichols preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and after 10:00 AM On Wednesday both at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be given Crothersville Cemetery or Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Virginia E. Donnell

[1 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments ]

virginaidonnellpicVirginia E. Donnell, 88,  a resident of Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN, passed away at 7:45AM on Thursday, May 30, 2014. Born January 15, 1926 in Scott County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Elmer and Esther (Johnson) Bradus who are both deceased. She was a 1944 Austin High School graduate. On May 21, 1946 she married Fred Donnell Jr., who passed away on January 12, 2003. Virginia was a member of the Bible Alliance Church in Crothersville, IN, where she enjoyed singing in the church choir, was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1083 Ladies Auxilliary, Crothersville Senior Citizens, Tri County Conservation Club, and  she enjoyed crocheting and making afghans. Survivors include, 3 sons, Freddie L. (Carole J.) Donnell, Ivan E. (Ida) Donnell, Jacky E. (Sandy) Donnell all of Crothersville, IN, 5 grandchildren, Chris (Laura) Johnson of Charlestown, IN, Misty Hiens of Crothersville, IN,Jason Donnell of Crothersville, IN, Randa (Clay) Petro of North Vernon, IN, and Samantha Donnell of Jonesville, IN, 5 great grandchildren, Bailey and Nicholas Hiens, Neamiah, Gabriel, and Abigail Petro, 2 sisters, Naomi Donnell of Austin, IN, and Norma (Herbert) Jones of St. Louis, MO. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Penelope Slavens, Infant brother, Thomas Bradus, and  a son, Joseph L. Donnell who passed away in 1969. Funeral services will be conducted at Noon on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, June 2, 2014 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN and after 10:00AM on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be given Bible Alliance Church building fund or American Heart Association c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard St.  Crothersville, IN 47229.