Kenneth Dale Adams
Kenneth Dale Adams, 75, a lifetime Buena Vista area resident, passed away July 1, 2013, in Rushville after a long illness. He was born January 29, 1938, in Franklin County to Clarence and Jessie (Noah) Adams. He married Barbara Ann Smith on December 7, 1961, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2002.
Kenny worked many years at Philco Ford in Connersville. He drove a school bus for 17 years, and he also farmed. He was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church and the Rushville Eagles Aire #2036 in Rushville. He was enlisted in the National Guard from 1956-1964.
Kenny is survived by a sister, Linda L. Anderson of Buena Vista; a niece and two nephews; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Kenny was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Duane Anderson; and one niece.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, with Rev. John Johnson presiding. Burial was in the Stipps Hill Cemetery.
Michael Joel Carnahan
Michael Joel Carnahan, 57, of Brookville, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1956, to Elwood and Dorothy Colebank Carnahan. He had been self-employed before retirement.
Survivors include a daughter, Erica Dawn Hunter of Connersville; two grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Carnahan of Hamilton, Ohio. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Carnahan; and brothers, Lowell and John Carnahan.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Brookville with Pastor Michael Holman officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Lenoris M. Emigh
Lenoris M. Emigh, age 78, of Brookville, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born February 14, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Bob and Juanita (Harris) Canter, she was voted the prettiest Valentine baby at Cook County Hospital.
She was retired, having been a Special Education driver for more than 20 years with the Franklin County Community School Corporation and had also worked as a librarian. She attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville and was a member of the former Extension Homemakers Club. In her leisure time, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Swartz of Shelbyville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kim (Janet) Emigh of Rowlett, Texas, and Tod Emigh of Brookville; and five grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Williams; and son, Scott Robert Emigh who died March 28, 1964.
Pastor Kevin Waltz conducted the funeral services on Friday, July 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Paul Bernard Rinklin
Paul Bernard Rinklin, age 56, of St. Peter\\\'s, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Born August 21, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Bernard John and Joan (Helmers) Rinklin. Paul was a 1978 graduate of Xavier University.
On May 22, 1982, he was married to Mary Ellen Schrode. He was a caring father to son, Benjamin, and daughter, Faith Rinklin. Paul was a member of St. Peter\\\'s Catholic Church and had been active with the Boy Scouts Troop #45. He enjoyed English sports cars and liked tinkering with them. He was a dedicated sales representative for A & B Deburring Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked for 28 years, and was also a part-owner of Gates Abrasives in Brookville.
Besides Mary Ellen, his wife of more than 31 years, survivors include a son, Benjamin Rinklin, and a daughter, Faith Rinklin, both of Brookville; three sisters, Lisa (Chris) Critchlow of Portland, Oregon, Barb (Ken) Saunders of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Laurie (Butch) Porter of Pawleys Island, South Carolina; and four aunts.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Mike Games.
Rev. Humbert Moster officiated at the funeral Mass on Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter\\\'s Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Peter\\\'s Catholic Cemetery.
Paul\\\'s willingness to go out of his way to do an act of kindness was constant. In lieu of flowers, please pass on his spirit of generosity by performing a random act of kindness in his memory. If you wish to make a monetary contribution, donations can be made to the family to help pay for educational loans in Paul\\\'s name; please contact Mainsource Bank.
Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Wendell Greene, 79, of Brookville, passed away July 3, 2013, at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital. He was born January 6, 1934, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to Jimmie and Carmen (Rice) Green.
Wendell was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Brookville Road Baptist Church. Wendell took great pride in his success as owner of Wendell Greene Motors for 40 years. Upon retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Wendell also enjoyed spending his winters in Florida fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sondra. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia (Blanton) Greene; children, Pamela (George) Dunaway, Donna (Joe) Amrhein, Greg (Monica) Greene; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold and Roger; and sister, Wilma.
Funeral Services were held Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, Ohio. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Brookville Road Baptist Church, 1060 Oxford Pike, Bath, IN or Franklin County EMS, 15 W. 5th St., Brookville, IN 47012.
Jeanette “Irene” Norman, 92, of Brookville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Brookville Healthcare Center. She was born June 6, 1921, in Sharptown to Frank and Mabel Sellers Colgate.
She married Willis Willard Norman in March of 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1973. She had been self-employed as a home health aide and previously worked at Elsie Dreyer Nursing Home. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking and bird watching.
She is survived by her children, Willis (Donna) Norman Jr. of Brookville, Merle E. Norman of Mt. Carmel, Alma (Dave) Hill of Brookville and Donald Norman of Laurel; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Ohmar, Bradley, Johnny and Raymond Grant Colgate; daughter, Mabel Weston; grandson, David Weston; granddaughter, Donna Bath, and great-great grandson, Gavin Weston.
Perry Booso, Pastor of Brookville Church of Christ, conducted the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Cook Funeral Home. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Thomas M. Wewe
Thomas M. Wewe, age 93, of Richmond, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Friends Fellowship Community.
Born February 5, 1920, in Preble County, Ohio, to Conrad and Mary Lanane Wewe, he attended Franklin County schools. Tom retired in 1983 from Richmond Power & Light after 30 years of service. He worked 14 years on the safety patrol at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tom was a member of First English Lutheran Church and former member of Rose City Kiwanis, National Association of Power Engineers and Richmond Photography Society, where he three times was made Slide of the Year. He was a talented woodworker who enjoyed creating projects for friends and to sell at craft shows.
Survivors include his brother, Howard Joseph Wewe of Cincinnati, Ohio; nieces; nephews; and special friends, Brenda and Terry Abernathy of Liberty.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Laura Edith Smith Wewe, who died October 16, 2008; and four brothers, Bernard C. Wewe, Herbert Wewe, Harold Francis Wewe and John Wewe.
Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. today, July 10, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church with Pastor John R. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or Friends Fellowship Community Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.
Jerry Whitmire, age 76 of W. Harrison, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home. Born May 4, 1937, in Stamford, Texas, he was the son of Jerome and Willie (Davis) Whitmire.
Jerry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and his MBA from Xavier University. He retired from GE in Evendale as an engineer. He loved farming, hunting and being outdoors and eventually went into hay farming. He was a licensed professional engineer in the state of Ohio, a licensed pilot who loved to fly and loved working with electronics. He was an avid sports fan and a lifetime member of the NRA. Jerry was a member of the Shawnee Valley Dulcimer Society where he was the soundman. Most of all, Jerry loved his family, home and country.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Janis (Hightower) Whitmire; son, John (Sue) Whitmire and daughter, Mellissa (Mel) Gayer; a daughter-in-law, Sien Whitmire, six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dan (Carolyn) Whitmire, Gary Whitmire and Delwin (Mary) Whitmire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Don Whitmire.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, July 11, from 3-4 p.m. followed by services at 4 p.m. at Jackman Kerch-eval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Harold Shackelford officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o the funeral home.
Darrel L. Schell
Darrel L. Schell, age 55, of Brookville, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.
Born June 7, 1958, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of James W. and Francis (Pennington) Schell. He worked as a truck driver for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the Brookville Lake.
Survivors include a daughter, Novella Bolger of Cincinnati, Ohio; sons, Brian Schlueter of Greensburg, Jason Schlueter of Inverness, Florida, Christopher Schell of Sunman, Jesse Schell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David Schell of Brookville; one sister, Sheree Lovelace of West Chester, Ohio; three brothers, Larry Schell and James Schell, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mark Schell of Burlington, Kentucky; as well as 13 grandchildren.
Family and friends may visit from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.