Evansville Courier and Press from Evansville, Indiana (2024)

The Evansville Courier--Tuesday, September 9, 1997 Rev. Edward Ouelette The Rev. Edward F. Ouelette, 90, of Evansville, died Monday morning at Columbia Health Care Center. He was an ordained Protestant minister.

He pastored Congregational Christian Churches and United Churches of Christ. He became pastor of First Community Congregational Church (Church of Christ) in 1953. He re-. signed from that church in 1964 to become interim director of Merom (Ind.) Institute. He had worked with the institute since 1949.

He was a visiting associate professor of philosophy at University of Evansville for two years. He taught in Istanbul, Turkey, for three years and also in Defiance, Ohio. He retired from teaching at LeMoyneOwen College in Memphis, Tenn. At his retirement, he received a citation from the college which read, "He guided and influenced hundreds of students in his role as an associate professor of social science and as chaplain of the college." In 1988, he led silent prayer groups in the front office of Sens. Richard Lugar and Dan Quayle to show concern about government funding to Nicaraguan Contras and to pray for the people of Nicaragua.

He was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, worked with Patchwork Central and was on the boards of the Area Community of Churches and Evansville Campus Ministries. Surviving are his wife, Marion; three sons, Edouard Everitt "Tony" of Crown Point, Robert Greenleaf Ouelette of Dallas and John David of Sanford, seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated. There will be no visitation at Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Patchwork Central. Louise Blake Louise Blake, 76, died Saturday afternoon at home. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Ralph a son, Ted, and his wife Charlotte, who cared for her, of Newburgh; sister, Betty Menser of Dawson Springs, a brother, William P. Vandiver of Henderson, and two grandchildren, James P. and John Eric Blake.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home Newburgh Chapel, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Estelle Butcher Estelle Marie Butcher, 84, of Evansville, died Sunday afternoon at Woodlands Convalescent Center.

She worked 10 years at Rosie's Laundry. Surviving are a daughter, Marilee Garrison of Newburgh; a stepdaughter, Rosalie Pfingston of Evansville; a stepson, Virgil Butcher Sussan of Evansville; a granddaughter, Weigman; son; five stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by two husbands, David L. Watson in 1956 and Adrian Butcher in 1989. Services will be at 1 p.m.

Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. James T. Heady officiating, with burial in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital. Peggy Alvers Peggy Alvers, 58, of Jacksonville, formerly of Evansville, died Wednesday in Jacksonville of natural causes. She formerly worked at H.A. Woods Drugs. She was a graduate of Reitz High School.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond two daughters, Kathryn Black of San Antonio and Sheryl Roberts of East End, a son, Russell of Cabot, six sisters, Sarah Nations of McLeansboro, Bonnie Snyder of Henderson, Beulah Morris of St. Francisville, DEATHS INFO TOUCH The Courier i is pleased to publish obituaries at no charge as a public service to the community. For information about our policies, please call 422-1234, Ext. 1009. A touch-tone phone is needed.

Delores Gray of Odessa, Texas, and Patty Donely and Sue Wells, both of Evansville; five brothers, William Gillenwater Jr. of Mount Vernon, Donald Gillenwater of Remington, Charles Gillenwater of Griffin, James Gillenwater of Evansville and Gary Gillenwater of Henderson; and six grandchildren. Services were Friday in North Little Rock, with burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park there. Griffin Hills Funeral Home in North Little Rock handled arrangements. James Acker Jr.

a mes Robert "Bob" Acker 23, of Evansville, died Sunday night at Deaconess Hospital of natural causes. He worked for River City Towing and attended Central High School. Surviving are a son, Jamye; his mother, Barbara Acker of Mount Vernon, his father and stepmother, Bob and Linda Acker Sr. of Evansville; a brother, Jeff of Evansville; grandparents, Jackie and Bill Mayberry, Elizabeth Acker and Mary Regener, all of Evansville; a great-grandmother; and his fiancee, Sherri Roberts of Evansville. Services will be at 1 p.m.

Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society. Alma Miller Alma Alice (Fleener) Miller, 91, of Evansville, died Sunday morning at Welborn Baptist Hospital.

She was a member of Grace Baptist the American Legion Surviving are two sons, Gale C. of Evansville and Glen M. of Orlando, nine grandchildren, Marcia Forston, Sharon Kinnard, Roger, Steve, Lisa, Jessica, Kristen and Natalie Miller and Elaine Quigley; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, Arthur Clark Miller, died in 1989. Services will be at 2 p.m.

Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Revs. Mark Hearn and George A. Purnell officiating, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville, Ind. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Home Walter Claridge Walter Claridge, 81, of Evansville, died Monday morning at St. Mary's Medical Center. He retired in 1971 from the service department at International Harvester. He was a member of Northeast Park Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Ruby; four daughters, Barbara Claridge, Doris Nalin and Brenda Brammer, all of Evansville, and Michelle Hillard of Elberfeld, two sisters, Irene Smothermon and Alice Handley, both of Evansville; and six grandchildren, William, Mary Beth and Katie Renee Nalin, Brittani and Bryan Hillard and Brandi Barnes.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, Dick Hillard officiating, with graveside services at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Spring Cemetery in Marion, Ky. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Merritt Mary Merritt Mary K. Merritt, 79, formerly of Evansville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Pamela O'Hara, in Henderson, Nev. She retired in 1979 after 33 years at the Chrysler plant in St. Louis. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon Carvell of Colorado Springs, and Patricia Kaber of Ballwin, a son, Gary Shadrick of Benedict, two sisters, Doris Lehr and Valeria Shelton, both of Evansville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Phillip died in 1992, and a son, Cliff Johns, died in 1973. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, the Rev. Dennis Deeter officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Idella Baker Jackson House. Idella Avery Baker, 89, of Evansville, died Sunday afternoon at Woodbridge Health Care Rehab Center. She worked at Servel and as a housekeeper at the Jackson House.

She was a member of the Lady Owls, Eagles and Moose. Surviving are two daughters, Maralen Mae Adams and Jean Keown, both of Evansville; three sons, Marvin Avery of Lynnville, Delbert Haskins of Florida and Orville Avery of Evansville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. James T.

Heady officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home, where an Owls memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Martha Rode Martha Boeke Rode, 84, of Evansville, died Monday morning at Good Samaritan Home. She retired after 20 years as a teacher in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. She drove a school bus as a contract carrier in Center Township for 12 years. She was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, the state and local retired teachers associations, Evansville College class of 1933 and University of Evansville class of 1976.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol Rode-Eggert of Hot Springs, and two grandchildren, Joe and Laura Rode. Her husband, James died in 1993, and a son, James died in 1996. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Revs. R.

Scott Keehn and Mary Hendrickson officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Sheila Fischer Sheila R. Tucker Fischer, 45, of Evansville, died Sunday afternoon at home of natural causes. She was a Castle High School graduate.

Surviving are three daughters, Heather Pruett, Erika Haley and Jennifer Fischer, all of Evansville; her mother, Norma Yates of Evansville; her father, John Tucker of Paris, two sisters, Linda Hogue and Julie Thiel, both of Evansville; seven grandchildren, Joseph and Joshua Pruett, Brandon and Jacob Haley, Nathan Beavin, Keith Fischer and Phoenix Thomas; and a friend who cared for her, John Seabaugh of Evansville. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. John Sloan officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.

today at the funeral home. Jack DePriest Jack O. DePriest, 60, of St. Augustine, formerly of Evans- ville, died Saturday at home of natural causes. He formerly owned and operated a body shop.

He was a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Delores; two daughters, Karen Sue Mickler of East Palatka, and Cindy Lynn Levine of San Mateo, three sons, Jack Michael and Steven Ray, both of San Mateo, and Barry J. of St. Augustine; two stepbrothers, Jack Hinton of Lake City, and Tom Hinton of East Palatka; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m.

Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home Chapel in St. Augustine, the Rev. Frank Northcutt officiating, with burial in St. Augustine Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.

today at the funeral home. Judith (Moran) Sarver Judith A. (Moran) Sarver, 51, of Evansville, died Monday afternoon at home of natural causes. She worked as a social worker and in sales and banking. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Larry David; a daughter, Janet Mical of Madison, two sons, Jon David of 'Dallas and Benjamin Glen of Columbus, Ohio; her father, John Henry Moran of Ocoee, two sisters, Jo Swanner and Jan Holmes, both of Winter Garden, a brother, Jim Moran of Tallahassee, and a grandson, Isaac Sarver. Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, David Fisher officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Gilead (Ohio) Church of Christ. Helen Ortmeyer Helen M. Ortmeyer, 79, of Evansville, died Monday morning at home. She was a member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ and Four Seasons Garden Club.

She was co-founder of the Vanderburgh County Humane Society's Pet Pictures with Santa. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law who cared for her, Diane and Jim Whipkey of Evansville; a sister, Mildred Lynch of Evansville; and a grandson, Tim Glyshaw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home, the Rev. Thom Webster officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society. Charles Nunn Charles A. "Charlie" Nunn, 73, services 1 p.m.

today at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. Gaylon Price officiating, burial in Park Lawn Cemetery, where Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Friends may call from noon to service time at the funeral home. Clara Otto Clara Jane Otto, 95, services 3 p.m. today at St.

Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow, burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Huber Funeral Home Tell City Chapel. Guy Lowe Guy Lowe, 97, services 1 p.m.

today at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel, the Rev. Robert Simpkins officiating, burial in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Emma McKinney Emma S.

McKinney, 84, graveside services 1 p.m. today at Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale, the Rev. John Reed There will be no visitation at Pierre Funeral Home. Richard Wengi Richard Adolf Wengi, 64. The body will be cremated.

There will be no services. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wengi Memorial Fund Habitat of Evansville. Lora Miller Lora R.

Miller, 34, services 2 p.m. today at Alexander Memorial Park Chapel, the Rev. Dave Mills officiating, burial in the cemetery. Friends may call from noon to service time at the cemetery chapel. There will be no visitation at Alexander Funeral Home North Chapel.

Ralph Parson Jr. Ralph Herbert Parson 51, services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Browning Funeral Home, the Revs. Gene Schroeder and Tony Yates officiating, burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, where Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The relationship of three survivors was incorrect in Monday's Courier. Ronald and Donald Parson of Evansville and Stanley Parson of Newburgh are brothers. INDIANA Malcolm Ricketts Sr.

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. Malcolm Floyd "Pee Wee" Ricketts 77, died Saturday in Houma, La. He retired in 1972 as -owner of a sawmill. Surviving are six daughters, Norma Savoie, Kathy Neill and Janet Ricketts, all of Houma, Phyllis Ridenour of New Harmony and Rinda Bowen and Lana Williams, both of Evansville; five sons, Malcolm Jeffrey and Randy, all of Mount Vernon, Larry of Florida and Ronnie of Evansville; two sisters, Cora Morris of Mount Vernon and Edna Monroe of Kentucky; two brothers, Leonard and Freddie, both of Mount Vernon; 40 grandchildren; and 21 greatgrandchildren. His wife, Dortha (Poole), died in 1984 and a son, Terry Mack, died in May.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boone Funeral Home Mount Vernon Chapel, with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Clifford Chew PETERSBURG, Ind.

Clifford Chew, 78, died Monday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was manager of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and a member of the VFW, Elks and American Legion. Surviving are two sisters, Betty Catt and Carma Eck, both of Petersburg. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, with burial in Walnut Hills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Helen Colbert WASHINGTON, Ind. Helen Irene Colbert, 91, died Saturday afternoon at home. She was secretary to the mayor during the Beasley administration.

She was a member of St. John Episcopal Church, Washington Country Club and Browning Club, past president of Psi Iota Psi Sorority and the Monday Afternoon Club, seven-year board member of Rosemary Kennedy School and 16-year board member of Daviess County Welfare Department, a 25-year member of the Washington Garden Club and a member of Washington High School class of 1921. She was a former Gray Lady at Daviess County Hospital. Surviving are three daughters, Beatrice Carroll of Bloomington, Nancy Seybert of Wayne, and Roberta Inskeep of Warren, Ohio; two sisters, Jeanette Ernst of Myrtle Point, and Yeteve Weisert of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1989 and also by her son, Robert V.

Colbert Jr. Services will be private. There will be no visitation at Gill Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Church.

Mary Hartz TELL CITY, Ind. -Mary Agnes (Riat) Hartz, 70, died Sunday in Indianapolis. She formerly worked at the Cannelton Cotton Mill and at General Electric in Tell City. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Catherine Steele of Indianapolis; a son, Keith of Indianapolis; two sisters, Ruby Dixon and Margaret Sims, both of Tell City; five grandchildren; and six rrandchildren. Her husband, Charles, died in 1986.

Private services will be today at Grinsteiner Funeral Home in Indianapolis, with burial at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City. Huber Funeral Home is handing local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Kathryn Garrett OWENSVILLE, Ind.

Kathryn Garrett, 85, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was a member of Maumee General Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Wilson and Louanna Johnson, both of Owensville; three sons, Cody of Vincennes, Ray of Princeton and Dean of Owensville; a brother, Frank Robinson of Owensville; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Her husband, Albert, died in 1978 and a son, Jerald, died in 1995. Services will be at 10 a.m.

Wednesday at Holder Funeral Home, with burial in Maumee Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Lawrence Farrar CYNTHIANA, Ind. Lawrence Ellis Farrar, 78, died Sunday morning at Owensville Convalescent Center.

Surviving are four daughters, Juanita Reeves of New Harmony, Linda Harvey of Evansville, Lisa Woodall of Owensville and Peggy McCoy of Poseyville; five sons, Ronald, Gary and Benny, all of Cynthiana, Delbert of Griffin and Elmer of Mount Olivet, two sisters, Helen McDonald of Owensville and Madge Knowles of Mount Vernon; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His wife, Charlotte, died in 1995. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Werry Funeral Home Poseyville Chapel, with burial in Liberty Cemetery in Cynthiana. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m.

today at the funeral home. Carolyn Wiggins POSEYVILLE, Ind. Carolyn Wiggins, 75, died Sunday night at home. She was a member of Poseyville Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Curry of South Bend; two sons, Wayne T.

and John, both of Poseyville; six sisters, Linda Messmer of Jasper, Lois Van Way, Alice Paul and Mary Joiner, all of Evansville, Nelda Feagley of Elberfeld, and Ava Fulling of Mackey; a brother, Myron Westfall of Poseyville; four grandchildren, Derrick, Jason, Anna and Tricia Wiggins; and three stepgrandchildren, Beth Canul and Wayne and Danny Curry. Her husband, Robert, died in 1996. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Werry Funeral Home Poseyville Chapel, with burial in Poseyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.

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