Obituaries


Russell E. Morgan, 86, Bloomington

Russell E. MorganRussell E. Morgan, 86, of Bloomington, formerly of Santa Claus, died Wednesday (September 11) at Garden Villa nursing home in Bloomington. He was born in Dushires December 14, 1926, to Welza O. and Agnes (Parr) Morgan. He married Romona Altman November 30, 1946, in the St. Ferdinand Catholic Church rectory in Ferdinand. She died August 4, 2012.

Mr. Morgan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed at RCA as a test foreman for 22 years and at Magnavox for 18 years as general foreman for military electronics products. He was a member of Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 and was an avid fisherman and Indiana University basketball fan.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon D. Gill and husband Glen, Covington, Kentucky.; two sons, Gary N. Morgan and wife Sue, Bloomington, and Ronald W. Morgan and wife Rebecca, West Lafayette; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church Cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Patsy Dean Herring, 77, Jasper

Patsy Dean Herring editedPatsy Dean Herring, 77, of Jasper, died Sunday (September 22) at her home. She was born in Whittington, Illinois, January 19, 1936, to Loria and Pearl (Monday) Whittington. She married Donald Herring September 14, 1957, in the Heights Church of God at West Frankfort, Illinois.

Patsy was a unit secretary at Memorial Hospital in Jasper for many years, and after almost 25 years she retired and was a caregiver for several patients for many years.She enjoyed crocheting and plastic canvas crafts.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Herring; three daughters, Dianna Thomas, Jasper, Kimberly Norman and husband Wayne, Richland, Indiana, and Dawn Herring, Jasper; one son, Darryl Herring, Jasper; eight grandchildren, Melissa Roach, Troy Herring, Roberta Klee, Krystal Goings, Montana Norman, Caitlyn, Allison, and Mackenzie Herring; three step grandchildren, James, Ethan, and Ariel Norman; three great grandchildren, Bryanna and Gavin Roach, and Austin Wright; one sister, Peggy McCann, Ewing, Illinois; and one brothers, Tom Whittington and wife Sue, Benton, Illinois.

Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial following at a later date. Pastor Darrell Wineinger will officiate. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital, Gentiva Hospice, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Emogene “Jean” Feldmeyer, 84, Huntingburg

Emogene FeldmeyerEmogene “Jean” Feldmeyer, 84, of Huntingburg, died Friday (September 20) at The Timbers of Jasper. She was born August 3, 1929, in Duff, to Karl and Thresia (Weisheit) Rummel. She married Samuel Feldmeyer September 25, 1948.

Jean worked as an aide with the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation, was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg and the Happy Homemakers Club. She enjoyed crafts, sewing and cooking.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Ann Feldmeyer, Huningburg; and Susan Gail Meyer and her husband, Jerel Meyer; one sister, Mary Peters, Huntingburg; three brothers, Allen Rummel, Indianapolis, Dave Rummel, Huntingburg, and Robert “Rob” Rummel, Fairview, Texas; special friends Stan and Gayle Jochum of Jasper and Jim Meyer of Holland; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, on April 22, 2011; and three brothers, Roy “Bill” Rummel, Ronnie Rummel and Ray Rummel.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. (EDT) Monday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Diaconal Minister Roberta Meyer will officiate the service. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Memorial contributions may be made to family wishes or to Gentiva Hospice. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

Carolyn J. Thompson, 65, Huntingburg

Carolyn ThompsonCarolyn J. Thompson, 65, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (September 18) at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born March 18, 1948, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to John Oliver and Mary Bernice (Woodward) Laney.  She married Carl E. “Sonny” Thompson January 29, 1971, at the Wesley Chapel Church in Harrison County, Indiana.

Carolyn was a retired secretary.  She was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading, working in the yard, and time spent with her grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events.

She is survived by her husband,  Carl E. “Sonny” Thompson, Huntingburg; three sons, Donald Fitzgerald, Jr., Norton, Kansas, Jeff Thompson, Ocala, Florida, and Scott Thompson, Huntingburg; three brothers, William Laney, Owensboro, Bruce Laney, Livermore, Kentucky, and Andy Laney, Owensboro; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father and one brother, John Oliver Laney, Jr..

Funeral services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Sunday at Huntingburg United Methodist Church with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. Paula Young Mayberry will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.

Linda F. Jackson, 64, Huntingburg

Linda JacksonLinda F. Jackson, 64, of Huntingburg, died Wednesday (September 18) at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born November 1, 1948, in Huntingburg to Robert and Cornellia (Nordhoff) Bruce.

Linda worked as a C.N.A. caregiver and was a member of Calvary Temple in Huntingburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Merkley, Jasper; two sons, Christopher Jackson, Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Mickey Jackson, Huntingburg; one brother, Larry Bruce, Huntingburg; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Pastor Mark Embry will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at:  www.nassandson.com.

Nancy Jean “Granny” Calvert, 77, Ferdinand

Nancy Jean “Granny” Calvert, 77, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (September 17) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Louisville on August 6, 1936, to Casey and Coptolia Mae (Thompson) Philpott. Ms. Calvert was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Ronda Voegerl, St. Anthony, and Kathy Winingham, Florida; two sons, Fred Calvert, Thomasville, North Carolina, and Robert Calvert, Florida; one brother, Lonnie G. Philpott, Blair, Kansas; one grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Darlene Walker; one sister, Donna Sue Philpott; and one brother, Donald Lee Philpott.

Funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at McAdams Mortuary, Paoli. Brother Mike Gable will officiate. Burial will be in Livonia Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be emailed to mcadamsmortuary@gmail.com.

Andrew “Ants” Hoffman, 84, Cincinnati

Ants HoffmanAndrew “Ants” Hoffman, 84, of  Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Jasper, died Monday (September 16) in Cincinnati. He was born January 9, 1929, in Jasper to Ferdinand and Colletta (Daeschle) Hoffman.

Ants was a 1947 graduate of Jasper High School and Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director, as well as a retail clothier. He moved to Cincinnati in 1966 and managed Roderick St. John until 1990 when the store moved to The Kenwood Towne Center. After he retired he worked at Crosleys in Cincinnati and later Folchi’s Formal and Mensware. He was past president of the Kenwood Mall Merchants Association, member of the Jasper Northeast Side Exchange Club, Knights of Columbus, and a veteran of the Korean War. He loved sports in every aspect including playing basketball and baseball, coaching baseball, attending Reds and Bengals games and tailgating at Miami University. He loved entertaining people telling jokes.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth (Stenger) Hoffman, his wife of 55 years; one daughter, Amy Schoelwer and husband Mark, Huron, Ohio; one son, Tony and wife Jo, Cincinnati; one brother, Ambrose Hoffman and wife Patty, Jasper; and five grandchildren, Matt, Benn, and Sarah Schoelwer, and Hunter and Hope Hoffman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and George Hoffman, and two sisters, Rose Ann Kuper and Catherine Verkamp.

Visitation Friday from 9:30 a.m, until time of the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at St. Savior Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH, 45263-3597.

Ruby I. Gehlhausen, 93, Birdseye

Ruby GehlhausenRuby I. Gehlhausen, 93, of Birdseye died Monday (September 16) at River Point Health Campus in Evansville. She was born June 9, 1920, in Warrick County to James and Golda (Taylor) Lauderdale. She married Ambrose A. Gehlhausen on November 11,1941, in St. Martin Of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia. He preceded her in death on January 25,2007.

Ruby was a member of St. Martin Of Tours Catholic Church, Siberia. Her hobbies include crossword puzzles and crocheting. She was an avid reader. Ruby and her husband owned and operated A & R Country Store in Birdseye. She was a former employee at Grants Department Store and Sears.

Surviving are three daughters, Betty Glaz and husband Thomas, Columbia, South Carolina, Patricia Dean and husband Patrick, Evansville, and Joan Gehlhausen, Birdseye; 11 grandchildren, Eric Carson, Michele Leahy, Nancy Glaz, John and Mark Glaz, Carrie and Michael Dean, Natalie Boyles, Eric and Kevin Schatz, Tara Oliver, and Lori Delagarza; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Casey, Sevierville, Tennessee and Geneva Shourd, Evansville; and one brother, Loren Lauderdale, Evansville.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn J. Carson; one son, Gregory Gehlhausen; two grandchildren and seven siblings.

Funeral services at 10 AM (CDT) Friday at St. Martin Of Tours Catholic Church, Siberia, with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 7-9:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home, Ferdinand. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

Services Scheduled for Robert L. Berger

Robert BergerFuneral services have been scheduled for Robert L. Berger, 89, of Louisville, who died September 6 at St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. Services for the Jasper native will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemtery. Friends may call after 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Becher and Kluesner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Niehaus Cooper, 101, Huntingburg

Hazel Cooper editedHazel M. Niehaus Cooper, 101, of Huntingburg, died Saturday (September 14) at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born February 16, 1912, in Huntingburg, to John W. and Emma (Ahrens) Niehaus. She married Earl W. Cooper of Dale, on August 22, 1937.  They made their homes in Evansville, Jeffersonville and Dale, Indiana, Pennsville, New Jersey, and Sandy Hook, Tennessee before retiring to Huntingburg in 1978.

Hazel was a homemaker and member of Central Christian Church in Huntingburg. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and working with the children in Bible school. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jeffersonville and very active with Job’s Daughters. She liked sewing, crafts, activities with friends, and traveling with her husband; but family was her primary love.

She is survived by one daughter, Earleen and husband Marty Mennen, Columbus, Indiana; one son, Charles P. “Sonny” (Suzanne) Cooper, Huntingburg; one brother, Paul L. and wife Carol Niehaus, Charlestown; seven grandchildren, Steve Mennen, Columbus, Indiana, Ken (Kathy) Mennen, Longmont, Colorado, Kristen (David) McBride, Charlotte, North Carolina.  Kirk (Dana) Aldrich, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Ryan (Jill) Cooper, Kit (Arin) Cooper, and Kari (Mike) Kronin, all of Huntingburg; and 16 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Cooper, who died February 27, 1986, and one daughter, Ruthann Aldrich.

Funeral services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Dale Cemetery. Hazel’s granddaughter, Kristen McBride, and Pastor Paul Newland will officiate at the funeral. Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Central Christian Church or Angels of Mercy Hospice. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

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