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Alberta A. Renner, 98, Ireland

Alberta RennerAlberta A. Renner, 98, of Ireland, died Monday (September 15) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper January 7, 1916, to Lawrence and Mathilda (Sermersheim) Lechner. She married Albert A. Renner November 24, 1938, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died May 18, 2004.

Alberta was a homemaker and enjoyed helping on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ireland, the St. Ann’s Society, was on the St. Mary’s prayer line, and served as den mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards, cooking, and baking.

She is survived by three daughters, Lucinda “Cindy” Rees, Jasper, Marilyn Renner, Dunedin, Florida, and Evelyn Brown and her partner Darryl Blanton, Sonoma, California; four sons, Arnie Renner and wife Katherine, Kenny Renner and wife Jane,
Mike Renner and wife Donna, and Patrick Renner, all of Ireland; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Weisheit, Jasper, and Lila Buechler, St. Anthony; and one brother, Thomas Lechner and wife Betty, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Matheis, two sons-in-law, Jerry Rees and Jim Brown, three sisters, Bernadette Schnell, Delores Schuler, and Georgina Hasenour, and three brothers, Donald, Wilfred and Edward Lechner.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. St. Mary’s St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m.

Patricia E. Reinhart, 87, Holland

Patricia ReinhartPatricia E. Reinhart, 87, of Holland, died Saturday (September 13) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born December 2, 1926, in Huntingburg to Harold C. and Leota H. (Helmerich) Frick. She married Russel “Eldo” Reinhart August 2, 1943, in Evansville.

Patricia was a graduate of Huntingburg High School. She worked at General Electric in Tell City, Whirlpool in Evansville, and Gossards in Huntingburg. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 2366 Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, sewing, fishing, and ceramics.

She is survived by her husband, Russel “Eldo” Reinhart; two daughters, Sherry Perkins and husband Doug, Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Sheila Fischer and husband Daniel, Indianapolis; two sons, Bruce Reinhart and wife Rachel, Jasper, and Jeff Reinhart and wife Karen, Holland; two brothers, Marvin Frick, Huntingburg, and Karl Frick, Green Cove, Florida; four sisters, Shirley Meyer, Jasper, Beverly Giesler, Birdseye, Brenda Gross, Evansville, and Marie Seibert, Huntingburg; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sonia Reinhart, one son, Kent Reinhart, five brothers, Wally, Buddy, Bill, Junie and Sonny Frick, three sisters, Helen Stobbe, Glenda Leibering, and Neta Wininger, one grandson, Adam Fischer, and one great-grandson, Erin Reinhart.

Services at 11 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor James Harris will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. VFW Post No. 2366 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Thomas J. Allen, 82, Jasper

Thomas AllenThomas J. Allen, 82 of Jasper, died Wednesday (September 10) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in Daviess County March 12, 1932, to Dale and Mae (Raney) Allen. He married Delores Harder September 16, 1951.

Thomas was a farmer in Daviess County and retired form Jasper Office Furniture Company (JOFCO) where he worked for many years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville and the Line Masonic Lodge in Jasper.

He is survived by his wife, Delores Allen; one daughter, Janet Doscher and husband Kevin, Cannelburg; three sons, Jasper, Lonnie Allen and wife Carolyn, Washington, and Terry Allen and wife Pamela, Jasper; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Joyce Martin, Emma Harder and Lucille Arvin, all of Washington, Betty Kelley, Bloomington, Della Shelton, Rockport, Camilla Peterson, Mesa, Arizona, and Mary Lottes, Loogootee; and one brother, A.F. Allen, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, one great-granddaughter, three brothers, Robert (Bob), Junior, and Birtle Allen, three sisters, Beatrice Schnarr, Leola Hornaday, and Wanda Mae Schnarr, and one brother and one sister who died in infancy.

Services at 10 a.m. Monday in Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville with burial following in Oak Grove Cemetery in Daviess County. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and one hour before service at church. Rev. Timothy Kraemer will officiate. Line Lodge F&AM will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Johnny Ray Sullivan, 71, Huntingburg

Johnny SullivanJohnny Ray Sullivan, 71, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday at St. Charles Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in St. Meinrad October 3, 1942, to Lawrence F. and Leona (Whipking) Sullivan.

Johnny Ray is survived by three daughters, Tina Gehlhausen, Cissna Park, Illinois, Leslie Sullivan, Huntinburg, and Jennifer Ornduff; two brothers, Richard Sullivan, West Baden and Clyde Sullivan, Rising Sun; two sisters, Christina Hawkins, Huntingburg and Rosetta Cravens, Birdseye; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (Mathies) Sullivan, who died in July, 1991, two daughters, Samantha Blades and Jo Anne Sullivan, three brothers, Edgar and Ronald Sullivan and infant Arthur Leroy Sullivan, and three sisters, Mary Smith, Ruth Mathies, and infant Esther June Sullivan.

Services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. David Wayne Mathies will officiate at the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 2366 Memorial Detail. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

Lyric M. Hicks, 2 months, Huntingburg

Lyric HicksLyric M. Hicks, 2 months, of Huntingburg, died Sunday in Huntingburg. She was born June 11 in Evansville to Tim Myers, Jr., and McKenzie Hicks.

In addition to her parents, Lyric is survived by her twin sister, Dailynn Hicks, Huntingburg; two brothers, Jace and Kaden Hicks, Jasper; her maternal grandparents, Don and Lori Kline, Huntingburg; and fraternal grandfather, Tim Myers, Sr., Jasper.

Services at 1 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Mayo Cemetery near Duff.  Rev. Lee Campbell will officiate the services. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

Rosella R. Kluesner, 97, Jasper

Rosella KluesnerRosella R. Kluesner, 97, of Jasper, died Tuesday (September 9) at the Timbers of Jasper. She was born in Jasper August 7, 1917, to George and Catherine (Prechtel) Streicher. She married Othmar Kluesner January 2, 1941, in St. Celestine Catholic Church. He died June 1, 1987.

Rosella worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken for eight years, and babysat for many years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She loved dancing and playing cards.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Haase and husband Gerald, Celestine; three sons, Edward Kluesner and wife Nancy and Donald Kluesner and wife Sharon, all of Jasper, and Dennis Kluesner, Haysville; eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence Streicher and wife Martina, Jasper.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Ron Kluesner, who died in infancy, four sisters, Esther Wahl, Marie Burger, Viola Streicher, and Betsy Streicher, and one brother, Ralph Streicher.

Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Phyllis (Powell) Greenaway, 76, Jasper

Phyllis GreenawayPhyllis (Powell). Greenaway, 76, of Jasper, died Saturday (September 6), at her home.

She was born at Frozen Camp, West Virginia, February 19, 1938, to Norman and Gladys (Arledge) Hartley. She married Wilburn F. Powell. He died February 22, 2004. She then married James Greenaway

Phyllis was a homemaker. She retired from the printing business. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, James Greenaway. Five daughters, Jennifer and Cary Powell, Darlene Schultz, Kathy James, and Jacqueline Dearborn, all of Jasper; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at El Bethel Cemetery in Marengo. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Joseph Mehling, 63, Ferdinand

Joseph MehlingJoseph Mehling, 63, of Ferdinand, died Friday (September 5) at his home. He was born in Ferdinand December 15, 1950, to Hugo and Verena (Metzger) Mehling. He married Judy Ebert November 18, 1972, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Joseph was owner and operator of JJ’s Express Lube, Ferdinand Farm Service, and Joe Mehling Trucking. He was a 1968 graduate of Forest Park High School. a member of St. Ferdinand Parish, and Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed playing cards, raising cattle, and grilling outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Mehling; one daughter, Jill Zazzetti and husband Tony, Ferdinand; three sons, Doug Mehling and wife Cheryl, St. Anthony, Greg Mehling and wife Joni, Dubois and Jeff Mehling and wife Tracy, Bretzville; nine sisters, Anna Rose Altman and husband Tom, Eileen Hauser and husband Fred, Bernita Fleck and husband John, Evelyn Hasenour and husband Tom, and Katie Mehling, all of Ferdinand, Agnes Leadingham and companion, Beckley, West Virginia, Marietta Hagedorn and husband Don, Waverly, Kentucky, Lucille Weissenberger, Long Beach, California, and Dolores Hasenour and husband Gary, Celestine; one brother, Ray Mehling and wife Sheryl, Bretzville; and nine grandchildren.

Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Stephen M. Guthrie, 57, Jacksonville, Florida

Stephen GuthrieStephen M. Guthrie, 57, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Monday (September 1) at Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born January 23, 1957, in Indianapolis, to John and Judith (Burge) Guthrie.

Stephen was a U.S. Navy veteran and served on the U.S.S. Saratoga during the Gulf War. He was employed by Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, enjoyed fishing and scuba diving and spending time with his dog Teddy

He is survived by his wife, Kim, Orange Park, Florida; one son, David Guthrie and wife Kim, Orange Park; one grandson, David Guthrie, Jr.; and his mother, Judith Guthrie, one brother, John M. Guthrie and wife Lisa, and one sister, Anne Berg and husband Thomas, all of Jasper.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Wallace Guthrie.
Services at noon Monday (September 8) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper with burial following in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee. Pastor Darrel Land will officiate. Loogootee American Legion Post No. 120 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Mary Jo Fisher, 83, Dubois

Mary Jo FisherMary Jo Fisher, 83, of Dubois, died Thursday (September 4) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Jasper September 4, 1931, to Bernard and Mary (Johnson) Seifert. She married William G. Fisher April 22, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He died September 7, 2010.

Mary Jo retired from Southeast Purdue Farms, where she worked as a lab technician for over 20 years. She also worked as a waitress at Mathias Cafe in Dubois and Heichelbech’s Restaurant in Jasper. She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, where she volunteered much of her time. She also was a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and was a caregiver for the homebound. She enjoyed flower gardening and traveling,

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Terwiske and husband Dave, Haysville, and Paula Wood and husband Phil, O’Fallon, Illinois; two sons, Rick Fisher, Phoenix, Arizona, and Gary Fisher and wife Missy, Dawson Springs, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ida Mae Welp and husband Herb, and Betty Judy and husband John, all of Jasper, and Barbara Seifert and Jeanette Carter, both of Florida; two brothers, John Seifert, Terre Haute, and Jim Seifert and wife Margaret, Jasper.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Kieffner, Helen Rose Herr, and Geri Pieper, and one brother; Charles Seifert.

Services at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Raphael’s Church with burial at a later date in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael’s Church or to Heart to Heart Hospice in Jasper. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.