Obituaries

Updated January 16, 2013 

Alma Bernice Bernard, 91 of Columbus, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11:08 am at Columbus Regional Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. In keeping with Alma’s wishes, cremation is planned with private inurnment in Ladoga Cemetery, Ladoga, IN at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Christian Church of Columbus or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com

 

Cliff Currie, 90, of Taylor Road Columbus, IN passed away Friday January 11, 2013 at Four Seasons Retirement Center.  Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m.Saturday January 19, 2013 at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Anne Marshall officiating. He will be laid to rest in Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery at a later date.  Following the service, the family will host a reception in the church fellowship hall. You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet www.jewellrittman.com. 

 

Margaret Dorothy Katherine Fenner of Columbus passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 7:30 am at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Arrangements pending: Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. 

 

 Bessie J. England, 81 of Columbus, passed away at 2:55 am on January 14, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Her funeral will take place Thursday, January 17 at 1:00pm at Jewell – Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling hours are Wednesday, January 16 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service. She will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. Preferred memorial includes Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. You may view her video after 4:00 pm Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

 

Martha Jones, 79 of Columbus, passed away at 7:45pm Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care Center of Columbus. There will be no services. In keeping with Martha’s wishes, cremation is planned at The Columbus Crematory. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Garland Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at www.myers-reed.com. 

 

Mary Margaret Milam of Columbus, IN, formerly of Paris, MO, passed away Monday January 7, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, IN. surrounded by her family.  The funeral service for Mary Margaret will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at Four Seasons Retirement Home Chapel in Columbus, IN. A reception will follow the service in the dining room. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, IN. where online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.myers-reed.com. Calling hours will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Paris United Methodist Church in Paris, MO. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery in Glasgow, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Columbus, IN. be made to Four Seasons Retirement Center or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Memorial contributions in Missouri may be made to Paris United Methodist Church.

 

 

Zelma Ma Fultz, 76 of Franklin, passed away January 6, 2013 at Hickory Creek at 8:20 AM. In keeping with Zelma’s wishes, cremation is planned and there will be no services. You may light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 

 

Robert Eugene “Gene” Cross, 74 of Seymour, passed away January 6, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital at 1:51pm. Gene’s funeral will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:00pm at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service. He will be buried at Bethel Baptist Cemetery. You may view his video after 4:00pm Tuesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 

Delbert E. Devers, 82 of Columbus, passed away October 31,2012 at 9:45pm at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. His funeral will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:00pm at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with calling hours Friday, November 2, 2012 from 4:00 – 8:00pm and one hour prior to the service. Preferred Memorial is The Alzheimer’s Association. He will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. You may view his video after 4:00 pm Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

Florene Faye Cox, 94 of Columbus, died October 31, 2012 at 11:15am at her home. Her funeral will be held Monday, November 5 at 11:00am at Shiloh Baptist Church. Calling hours will take place Sunday, November 4th from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Shiloh Baptist Church or Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Hawcreek Flatrock Endowment Fund. Florene will be buried at Bear Creek Baptist Cemetery. You may light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com. 

 

 Martha Ellen “Marty” Henry, 86 of Columbus, passed away October 30, 2012 at 5:50pm at her home. Her funeral will be held Friday, November 2nd at 10:30am at East Columbus United Methodist Church. Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 1st from 4:00 – 8:00pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Martha’s preferred memorials are East Columbus United Methodist Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana. She will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. You may view her video after 4:00pm Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

 

 

 

Sue Dale Cavanaugh (Lane), 73 of Columbus, passed away October 30, 2012 at 8:00am at her home. Her funeral will be held Saturday, November 3 at 10:00am at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling hours will be Friday, November 2 from 4:00 – 8:00pm and one hour prior to the service. She will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana. You may view her video after 4:00 pm Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

Mary Rose Fahn May, 84 of Columbus, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 12:50 am at Columbus Regional Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 2 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Arrangements were made by Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. Mary’s calling hours will be from 9:00am until Mass at the church. Entombment in Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com

 

Irma M. Schneider, 99 of Columbus, died on October 24, 2012 at 3:30 am at her home. Her funeral will be held Saturday, October 27, 11:00am at Grace Lutheran Church. Calling hours are 4:00 – 8:00pm Friday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from 10:00am until the time of the service at the church Saturday. Friends wishing to make memorials in memory of Frank and Irma Schneider may do so to the Foundation for Youth or the Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation. Her entombment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum. You may view her video after 4:00pm Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

Randall L. Money, 54 of Columbus, died on October 23, 2012 at 6:00pm at his home. His funeral will be held Saturday, October 27 at Noon at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. His calling hours will be Saturday from 10am until the time of the service. Preferred memorial is Bartholomew County Humane Society. You may view his video after 10am Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com. 

 

 

Robert Lee Perry, 74, of Columbus, died at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Doris Thompson Perry. Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street with calling from 3 p.m. until service time.

 

 

Linda Jackie Williamson Carlberg, 62 of Brown County, passed away at her home on October 16, 2012. A private family service will be held at a later date. You may light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 Geraldine S. “Jerri” Henney, 79 of Elizabethtown, passed away October 16, 2012 at I.U. Methodist Hospital at 11:55 PM. Jerri’s funeral will be held Friday, October 19 at 1:00 pm at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Her calling hours will take place at 10 am until the time of the service. She will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. You may view her video after 10:00am Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

 

 

Harold E. Armstrong, 59 of Clifford, passed away at his home on October 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm. His memorial service will be held Friday, October 19 at 8:00pm at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling hours are Friday at 4:00pm until the time of the service. Preferred memorial is Hospice of South Central Indiana. You may view his video after 3:00pm Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 

Robert Craig Eves, 81, of Hope, IN passed away October 10,2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday October 17 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 

Harold A. Keller, 92 of Columbus, IN died at 5:08 am Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Keller will be conducted at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 17 at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. Calling hours will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday and from 9:00 am until the time of the service on Wednesday. Entombment will be at the Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences to the family of Mr. Keller may be submitted at www.myers-reed.com where you may watch a video tribute of his life. 

 

 

 

Joyce A. Hodel, 77, passed away at 7:46 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Room. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Hodel will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday, October 13 at Myers-Reed Chapel. Calling hours will be from 4:00 – 7:30 pm Friday and from 9:00 am until the time of the service on Saturday. An Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home at 7:30 pm Friday by members of the Columbus Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Entombment will be at the Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum. Online condolences to the family of Mrs. Hodel may be submitted at www.myers-reed.com

 

 

 

Basil Edward Cox, Jr., 69, of Brown County passed away on October 7, 2012 at Johnson Memorial Hospital surrounded by the people he loved. There will be a memorial service held at the New Life Community Church in Nashville on Friday, October 12 at 10:30pm. Calling will be held at New Life Community Church from 5:00 – 8:00pm on Thursday, October 11 as well as from 9:30 am until the time of the service on Friday. Ed will be laid to rest at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Nashville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

  Michelene J. Kincer, 79, of Columbus passed away at 9:30 pm on October 4, 2012 at Silver Oaks Health Campus. Her memorial service will take place at Columbus Baptist Church on October 20 at 2:00pm followed with a reception and celebration of Michelene’s life at the La Quinta Inn and Suites banquet room, 101 Carrie Lane in Columbus. You may view her video, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.

 

Rolly Ernest Sonnefeld, 92 of North Vance St., passed away Monday, October 08, 2012 at 11:35 pm at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. A private graveside service will be conducted Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences to the family of Mr. Sonnefeld may be made at www.myers-reed.com.

 

 

 

Edith A. “Edie” McAbee, 77 of Greer, SC, formerly of Columbus, IN entered eternal life at 5:00 am, Friday, October 5, 2012 at her home. The funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. McAbee will be conducted at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the time of the service on Tuesday. Entombment will be at the Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the donor’s choice of charities. Online condolences to the family of Mrs. McAbee may be made at www.myers-reed.com

 

 

 

 

Frances M. Douglas, 86, died at 10:45 am Thursday, October 4, 2012 at her residence, Four Seasons Residential Center in Columbus. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus, Indiana on Thursday, October 11 at 11:00am. Family and friends may call from 10 am until the time of the funeral at the church on Thursday. Private burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery & Mausoleum in Dearborn Heights, MI on Friday, October 12. Memorial contributions may be made to Just Friends Adult Daycare in Columbus, IN or to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.myers-reed.com

 

 

 

Lucille A. “Lucy” Arnholt, 87, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient facility. Her funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at St. Peters Lutheran Church. Calling hours will be 4-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St. and one hour prioe to the service on Wednesday at the church. She will be buried at Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church or Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com

 

 

 

Bill Buchanan, 80, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 surrounded by family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to San Diego Hospice Foundation at 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 9210 or online at www.sdhospice.orgLocal arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.* You may light a virtual candle, view his video, sign the register book and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com

 

 

 

George C. Murphy, 86, of Columbus, Indiana died at 9:20pm on October 1, 2012 at Hospice of South Central Indiana. His memorial service will be held at 11am Saturday at United Methodist Church. Calling hours will take place one hour prior to the service. In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of South Central Indiana, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-reed.com.

 

 

 

Reverend John Reginald Ruland, Jr., 80, of Elizabethtown, Indiana, died at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Lay of Elizabethtown, Indiana who will preach the gospel.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service Saturday. The family will receive friends and family in the fellowship room at Cornerstone following the service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. 286, Elizabethtown, Indiana, 47232. In keeping with Rev. Ruland’s wishes, cremation is planned.  These arrangements are made by Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home, Columbus, Indiana. You are invited to view his video tribute after 4:00 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet. www.jewellrittman.com.

 

 

 

Beela Sue, 67, of Edinburgh passed away at 9:45pm on October 2, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones at Hospice of South Central Indiana. Her funeral will take place Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:00pm at Watts Funeral Home in Jackson, Kentucky. Calling hours will be Friday, October 5th from 4:00-8:00pm at the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the Watts Funeral Home. She will be buried at Neddie Strong Cemetery in Whick, Kentucky.*You may light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com.*

 

 

 Tony Ray Hildebrand, 51, of Seymour, died Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, with Pastor Andrew Currao officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Anchor House. Arrangements were made by Voss Chapel in Seymour.

 

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