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Obituaries

Here is a list of obituaries in the Conference.

Hertel, Sr., James William

JAMES WILLIAM HERTEL, SR. of Greenwood, Ind., 99, retired associate clergy member of the Indiana Conference and father of the Rev. James Wesley Hertel, Jr., associate pastor of Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church in Greenwood, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. A memorial service will be held in The Courts at Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 West Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, IN 46143, at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24 with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will at The Gardens at...

Loomis, Dorris Pauline

DORRIS PAULINE LOOMIS of Saranac Shores, N.Y., 91, mother of the Rev. Deborah (Dee) Miller, an Elder in the Indiana Conference, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Saranac Lake with details to be announced. Survivors include: husband for more than 66 years, Dr. Richard E. Loomis; children, the Rev. Deborah Ann Miller of Valparaiso, Ind. and Eric Richard Loomis of East Blue Hill, Maine; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wild...

Bowyer, Sr., Charles Louis

CHARLES LOUIS BOWYER, SR., of Jeffersonville, Ind., 79, father of the Rev. Charles R. Harrison, senior pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 16, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 Thomas V. Bryant Drive in Jeffersonville. A memorial service will be held at noon ET, Thursday, July 17, at the church. Survivors include: his wife, Phyllis J. Bowyer; son, the Rev. Charles R. Harrison...

Anderson, Delores

DELORES ANDERSON of Muncie, Ind., 82, mother of the Rev. Douglas T. Anderson, transitional lead pastor at Sonrise United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1968 W. Main Street in Muncie. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Bishop Mike Coyner officiating with other clergy. Survivors include: son, Douglas (Jan) Anderson of...

Harris, Faith

FAITH HARRIS of Coulterville, Ill., mother-in-law of the Rev. Charlie Wilfong serving as lead pastor of Plainfield United Methodist Church, died Monday, July 7, 2014. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. (CDT) Friday, July 11 at First United Methodist Church, 415 S. Hamilton Street in Marissa, Ill. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rebecca Williams officiating. Survivors include: Connie Hodges of Marissa, Ill.; Neil (Lynne) Harris of Sparta, Ill.; Don Allen (Kathy)...

Hall, Luther Edward

LUTHER EDWARD HALL, III of Indianapolis, a member of the Indiana Conference Board of Trustees, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, at University United Methodist Church, 5959 Grandview Drive, in Indianapolis. A memorial service will be held following the visitation. Condolences may be made online....

Reder, Phyliss

PHYLISS ANN REDER, of Indianapolis, 81, wife of the Rev. Donnie Lee Reder, retired Local Pastor of the Indiana Conference, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Shirley Brothers Washington Chapel, 9606 E. Washington Street in Indianapolis. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, July 11, at the funeral home. Survivors include: husband, Donnie Reder; daughters, Carla (David) Scalf and Donalee (Alvin) Sharp; nine grandchildren; six...

Riggs, Richard A.

RICHARD A. RIGGS of Evansville, Ind., 88, father of the Rev. Jeanne Winter, pastor of Danville UMC, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Ziemer North Funeral Home, 6300 N. First Avenue in Evansville. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Bluegrass United Methodist Church, 14240 Petersburg Road in Evansville. Survivors include: his wife, Jeanine; daughters Ann (Dale) White of Boonville, Ind., Jan (Tom) Weiss of...

Byrum, Jack

JACK BYRUM of Franklin, Ind. and former resident of Clinton, Ind., father of the Rev. Dave Byrum, Superintendent of the East District of the Indiana Conference, died Thursday, June 12, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at the Swartz Family Mortuary, 300 S. Morton Street (US31) in Franklin. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive (north of SR44) in Franklin. Survivors include: his children...

Rosemary Marshall

ROSEMARY H. MARSHALL of Aurora, Ill. and formerly of Royal Center, Ind., 94, widow of the late Rev. James E. Cheney (who died in 1990), died Wednesday, June 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 14, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, 304 S. Chicago Street in Royal Center, Ind. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center. Survivors include: her daughter, Jill Orr of Aurora, Ill.; six grandchildren; five...

Heiman, Phyllis

PHYLLIS J. HEIMAN of Seymour, Ind., 77, mother of Rev. Douglas Heiman, an Elder serving Blue Grass UMC in Evansville, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Voss Chapel, 316 N. Chestnut Street in Seymour. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Seymour First Church of the Nazarene, 311 Myers Street in Seymour with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Revs. Steve Greene and Doug Heiman will officiate. Burial will be...

Walmer, Warren David

WARREN DAVID WALMER of Winona Lake, Ind., 87, a retired Local Pastor of the Indiana Conference, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, at the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road in Warsaw, Ind. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the funeral home with Pastor Gale Janofski officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. the same day at the LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery in LaFontaine, Ind....

Jacobs, George

GEORGE JACOBS of Franklin, Ind., a retired clergyman and father-in-law of the Rev. John W. “Jack” Hartman, a retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 7, at the Franklin United Methodist Community’s Wright Chapel, 1070 W. Jefferson Street in Franklin. Survivors include: children Carolyn Hartman (Jack Hartman), the Rev. Mark Jacobs (a UMC pastor in Illinois) and Joyce Erfert of Arizona (a former teacher at United...

Lewellen, Ronald Matthews

RONALD MATTHEWS LEWELLEN, of Culver, Ind., 78, a supply pastor serving Culver Emmanuel United Methodist Church, died, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 401 S. Main Street in Culver. A memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastors Marvin Purkhiser and Steve Schumerth officiating. Burial will follow at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include: his wife, Cara, of Culver; daughters Angela of...

Scott, Thelma

THELMA LOIS (PILCHER) SCOTT of Lynn, Ind., 97, a retired Local Pastor of the Indiana Conference, died Friday, May 23, 2014. A Celebration of Life service was held May 27 in Lynn with the Rev. Charlie Crouch officiating. Survivors include: sons, James (Evelyn) Scott, David (Linda) Scott, Jerry (Carol) Scott, Ron (Judy) Scott all of Richmond, Ind.; daughters, Sharon (James) Funkhouser of Lancaster, Ohio and Cathy Kildow of Lynn Ind.; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and eight...

Vetters, Kenneth Earl

KENNETH EARL VETTERS of Greenfield, Ind., 89, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Thursday morning, May 15, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 18, at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Avenue in Greenfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the church. Vetters served churches at Metamora/Robinson Chapel, Hillsboro/Waynetown, Miss. Sumatra, Bicknell, Brookville, Bartlett Chapel/Shiloh and Columbus East. He retired in...

Shaw, Ira W.

IRA W. SHAW, 97, retired Local Pastor of the Indiana Conference, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Garr Funeral Home, 7806 Highway 311, Sellersburg, Ind. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the funeral home with visitation two hours prior to the service. Survivors include: son, Richard G. (Dottie) Shaw, Floyds Knobs, Ind.; daughter, Nancy Geary, Pleasure Ridge, Ky.; seven grandchildren; eleven...

Davis, Keith Douglas

KEITH DOUGLAS DAVIS of Warren, Ind., 82, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. A memorial service celebrating Davis’ life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 in The Chapel at Heritage Pointe, 801 Huntington Avenue in Warren. A private burial service will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery in Warren. Survivors include: daughter, Sherilee Faye Davis of Fort Wayne; and twin sister, Vilroye Meyer of Colfax, Iowa. He...

Lafko, Peter

PETER LAFKO of McCordsville, Ind. and formerly of Terre Haute, Ind., 98, a retired Local Pastor of the Indiana Conference, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the DeBaun Funeral Home, Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the funeral home with Pastors Aaron Wheaton and David Galbraith officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Survivors include: son,...

Hardacre, William H.

WILLIAM “BILL” H. HARDACRE of Anderson, Ind., 82, prominent member of First United Methodist Church in Anderson and community leader, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, 229 S. Rangeline Road in Anderson and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson Street in downtown Anderson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. the same day at the church with the Rev....
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