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Date of Death

Burial Location

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Ron Allega


Tuppman Cemetery

Vanderburgh County Highway  Dept; Teamster Local 215; Riverbend Association


Gary Alvey


Cremated; US Navy veteran

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Jay Ayers


He was born Oct 16, 1949, in Evansville, IN & grad from Reitz HS 1967, where he played Varsity baseball & football. Cement/Masonry instructor at the Morganfield Job Corps. He was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his students. Jay enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, play horseshoes, riding his Harley, IU basketball, Colts football, & spending time with the love of his life, Jan, his family and his friends. Jay was a very compassionate person who always put the needs of others before his own. He was a jokester.


Carolyn Becker


Evansville, IN


Karleen Bell (Adams)


Walnut Hill Cemetery, Ft. Branch IN


Ronald Bell


 Locust Hill

Vietnam Veteran


Shirley Bohn (Euler)


Alexander Memorial Park

Pharmacy tech at Hooks; Riverbend Auxiliary sec’ry; wife, mother, grandmother


Suzanne Boyd (Parker)


Park Lawn Cemetery


Barbara Brown (Alvey)




Dennis Brush


 interred Oak Hill Cemetery

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Robert Burdge


Died Del Ray FL; ashes spread in Key West

Musician and composer; Army Vietnam Veteram


Bill Burgdorf


Died Tyler Tx.  Author and health advisor Obit:

Memorial services for Dr. William A. Burgdorf, 69, of Tyler will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Gage and Rev. Bob Green officiating. A private inurnment will be held at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Tyler at a later date, under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Dr. Burgdorf passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 in Tyler. He was born September 1, 1949 in Evansville, IN to August Henry Burgdorf and Doris Lee Grass Burgdorf. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Kuebler, in August 1969.

Dr. Burgdorf was a member of Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church. He received his doctorate from Nova S.E. University in Florida. He was a co-owner in the family business for 12 years before moving to The Trane Company, where he worked for 24 years until retiring. He was a member of G.R.A.C.E Emmaus Community, the Masons, the Shriners and East Texas Writers Guild. He was also active in the Tyler Civic Center.

William was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Nancy Burgdorf; children, Timothy William Burgdorf, Jennifer Louise Burgdorf, and LeeAnna Grace Burgdorf and fiance Logan Strong; siblings, Cynthia Lee Nord and Benjamin Jon Burgdorf; brother-in-law, Robert A. Kuebler; and his best friend and pet, Annie Ruth; as well as many other loving relatives and friends


Gary Burkhart


Little Pigeon Crisney, LA


Richard Cameron


Portland ME


Steve Capps


Alexander Memorial Park


Karen Campbell Klingle


Washington, IN

RN (Emergency Room)-Daviess Community Hospital, Retired; nursing consultant for Eckman-Freeman

Born March 27, 1949 in Louisville, KY. Was raised by her grandparents, Robert & Zora Campbell. Grad: Reitz HS in Evansville, IN; Vincennes (IN) Univ-1985. Member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church


Ron Carlisle


Grand Rapids MI

Ronald "Captain Ron" Carlisle, age 62, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 23, 2011, after a long illness with kidney cancer. He retired after 28 years in the Telecommunication Industry and member of the Society of Cable Engineers. He loved sailing and was a member of the Bay City/Saginaw Power Squadron. Ron served in the Air Force, a Vietnam Veteran. His mother, Marilyn Carlisle, preceded him in death. Surviving are his beloved wife of 38 years, Cindy Carlisle; a son, Ryan Carlisle and grandson, Remington Carlisle of Cutlerville, MI; son, Jeremy Carlisle of New York City; father, Gene Carlisle; sister, Janine (Steve) Hayhurst; brother, Michael Carlisle; nieces and nephews.


Benjamin Corn


San Jose California


Brenda Cosby (Gatewood)


Unknown at this time (12/27/2020)Brenda Hurt Gatewood, 71, passed away on December 24, 2020 at her home while surrounded by her loving family. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents Dutch and Clara Cosby, siblings, Doug, Wayne Pee Wee Cosby, Anne Tracey, and great-granddaughter Emma Rose. She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband Jacky Gatewood; daughter Kimberly (Kevin) Green; son Jasson (SuzAnn) Hurt; grandchildren Meagan (Alex) San Pedro, Skylar (Lexi) Williams; great-grandchildren Elise San Pedro and Bella Williams, her loving fur baby Sassy and several nieces and nephews. Per her wishes, there will be no services and a celebration of her life was held on Christmas Day. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hadi Shriners Children Hospital


Wyman Crow


Alexander Memorial Park

US Postal Service; Marine, Vietnam veteran


Janet Cox Frohbeiter


Janet (Cox) Frohbieter, 66, of Evansville passed away Saturday October 24, 2015 at Charlier Hospice Center. She was born October 14, 1949 in Evansville to the late C.L. Tommy and Lucille (Waninger) Cox.

Jan graduated from Reitz High School in 1967 and was a team leader for Toyota. She was a member of St. Anthony ™s Catholic Church and of the Gilda ™s Club. Jan enjoyed volunteering at the soup kitchen, valued reading and education, but most of all enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Russell Frohbieter of Evansville, and Terry Frohbieter (Karrie) of Mattawan, MI; grandchildren, Levi, Alex and Logan Frohbieter; brothers, Randy Cox (Jane) of Fairhope, AL, Daniel Cox of Evansville, and Robert Cox (Brenda) of Evansville; sister, Linda Johnson of Evansville and nieces and nephews.

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Roger Cox


Tupman Cemetery


Jean Davis Trotter


Jean Marie Trotter, age 64, formerly of Evansville, of Davenport, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Heart of Florida Hospital of Davenport, FL.

Jean was born May 30, 1949 in Evansville to the late Wayne and Flavia (Ward) Davis.

Jean was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who stayed active in church her entire life. After her husband Wayne’s retirement, they moved to Missouri to be near grandchildren and built Jean’s dream log home. This last year, Wayne and Jean moved to Davenport, FL to again be near their grandchildren. Jean was the Executive Director of Group Learning for Master's Divinity School and was on the Adjunct Faculty of Henderson Community College and Jefferson College.

Surviving Jean are her husband of 45 years, Wayne Trotter and daughter, Mary (Jason) True of Davenport, FL; a son, John (Charity) Trotter of Kathmandu, Nepal; sister, Judy (Dwight) Slaton of Mt. Vernon, IN; brother, Jerry (Marilyn) Davis of Georgetown, KY and four grandchildren, Jordan, Bayley, Abigail and Cadence True.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M.  on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Cathedral of Praise Church, 3006 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, Rev. Bret Myers and Rev. John Trotter officiating. Burial will follow in Little Wabash Cemetery near Crossville, IL.

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Shirley Eickhoff (Tompkins)


Alexander Memorial Park

Am. Leg 28 auxiliary; Bristol Meyers secretary later worked travel agent for The Travel Place in Grand Haven MI 


Paul Elderbrook


 St. Joseph Cemetery

Red Spot Paint for 22 years. Born April 8 1948. Member of St Joseph Catholic and St. Boniface Catholic Churches


George Elpers


RVMC Military rites

member VFW Post 6576 Wadesville enjoyed fishing,hunting and gardening. Preceded in death by parents George and Lorene Elpers; sisters Dolly Martin and Dorothy Melton and brother James Elpers


Paul Ensinger


Born in Henderson, KY on Oct. 22, 1949. He requested no services aside from a proper Norse Funeral. As we were unable to locate any Vikings, his ashes will be dispersed in all his secret hunting spots and favorite hiding spots in the woods of   Indiana and the wilderness/coast of the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Reitz HS in Evansville, IN in 1967. Over the years he worked many jobs, but will be most notably remembered as dad, brother... 
   ...uncle, grandpa, hunting buddy-Game hog and biker. He was involved in the Motorcycle Safety Club ABATE of Indiana for many years and was honored with the Freedom of the Road Award 
   in 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He enjoyed exploring the outdoors with his dog, hunting, fishing, camping, NASCAR, eating beans and ham, and his sisters speculatz cookies. 


Pam Fogle Irwin


Tupman Cemetery, Evansville, IN


Larry Gard


Alexander Memorial Park

Lessing Masonic Lodge 464 Scottish Rite, Hadi Temple; Westside Optimist Club


Kathy Greene Stevens


Ms. Stevens  was born on November 5, 1949 and passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Ms.  Stevens  was a resident of Mayfield, Kentucky at the time of her passing.

Memorial services for  Ms.  Kathy  L.  Stevens  will be  2:00 p.m.  on Sunday September 18 2016 at Pryorsburg Baptist Church Family Life Center in Pryorsburg KY. There will be no visitation.


Ralph “Reggie” Green


Sunset Memorial Park

Electrician at GE; Navy veteran


Robert “Bobby” Greenwood


Sebree, KY

Worked 26 yrs at Alcoa; Member of local 142 USW; VFW Aux. 1114 in Evansville


Max Cary Harth


Switz City Cemetery, Switz City, IN


Stan W. Hebbeler


Roanoke IN

American Standard Regional Sales Manager 30 years retired 2011. Graduate of Reitz HS and Univ. of Evansville

Was active in Big Brothers/Big sisters. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, traveling the and playing with his grandchildren


Clarence Eugene Helfert


Clarence E. "Gene" Helfert "Chug", sixty-eight years of age, born on September 13, 1949 to Clarence G. and Evelyn (Gordon) Helfert in Evansville, IN passed from this earth into his Savior's arms on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at home. Standing in the Gates of Heaven to greet him was his mom, dad, and younger brother, Roy.

Gene fought a long, hard battle with cancer the last 5 years. He had a rare form of cancer that his Dr. told him no one had ever survived. They gave him 6 months at the longest but most likely 3 months. Gene told him, "You may be my Dr., but my Heavenly Father is who I depend on for the length of my days of my life." So, with his Dr's hard work, prayers from his family and friends, and his Savior by his side, he fought a long, hard battle 

Gene was a hard worker throughout his life beginning as a teenager working for local farms in St. Wendel where he was raised. After graduation from Reitz High School in 1967, he worked for Federal Produce for a few years before becoming an owner operator driving for Buchta Trucking. Years later, he worked for Overnight Trucking and for his friend, Dan Perdue at Universal Salvage. His last job before retirement was at T.J. Maxx where he was known by everyone as "Preacher."

Although at times, he may have been a little rough around the edges, he had a big heart and loved to help out with food, etc. at church events. He enjoyed the Frog Follies and just socializing with people “ Gene never met a stranger! He had many, many friends. He also found a joy in spending all day on Saturday going to yard sales - He loved a bargain! At Christmas time, he enjoyed playing Santa Claus at his niece's daycare.

Gene has 4 sons he was very proud of, although he may never have told them that! He did not express his feelings very well to them. He was very proud of the men they had become: good husbands and fathers to their children. He was very grateful to Sharon, their mother, for the way she had raised them.

The family would like to thank his very special cousin, Larry Straub and his wife, Mary, who cared for him in his final days. There were others who also helped: his nephew, David Marts, sisters, Tammy and Sue, and sister-in-law, Karen Helfert. The family would like to say a special thank you to Darcy Puckett at Kindred Hospice, Kimberly Staples with Deaconess Medication Assistance Program, Melissa with Specialty Group, and Dr. Ahmed and numerous other Drs who also helped his fight with cancer. 

He is survived by his sons, Eric Helfert, Brian Helfert (Rebecca), Brent Helfert (Angie), and Mark Helfert (Alice); mother of his sons and good friend, Sharon Helfert; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Foster, Linda Bollinger (Clete), Margie Luffman, Tammy Helfert-Marx (Billy), and Marlene "Jody" Luffman; and his precious dog daughter, Roxie, that he loved so very much.

He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Roy Helfert.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel “ A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Gary Auten officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.Clarence was born on September 13, 1949 and passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Clarence was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Gary Auten officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be made to the family online at Visitation at the Boone Funeral Home from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on July 12, 2018. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Cornerstone Assembly of God at 3900 Kratzville Rd, Evansville, IN 47710


Shirley Herrenbruck (Nottingham)


Alexander Memorial Park


Darlene Hines (Barnes)


Alexander Memorial Park


Kenneth Holtzclaw


Oak Hill Cemetery


Steven Jarboe


Steven ArthurJarboe, 66. of Shawnee Ks went up to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday. April2,2015. Steve was born on January 2. 1949 in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Arthur and Evelyn (Brines) Jarboe. Steve attended Reitz High school where he was an all-state wrestler then attended Ball State University eaming an Industrial Education degree.

Upon graduation, Slave taught at Norwood and Muncle South High Schools
and helped coach Muncie South's wrestling team to a state championship. Steve moved to Kansas a few years later and started a career selling insurance. With his great communication skills Steve and his business partner founded Consolidated Brokers, Inc. and the business thrived for 26 years.

Steve will be fondly remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He never knew a stranger. You could put him ln a room full of people and by the end of the evening he could call them all friends. He was a family man, loving his wife, daughters, brother and sisters. Steve enjoyed attending church and his weekly men’s bible study, the outdoors, fishing, camping, and hunting morel mushrooms.

He is survived by his wife, N. Jane (Schmitt) of the home: three daughters, Madison (TJ) Barreto, Marisa Jarboe, and Makena Jarboe both of Shawnee KS, and his three sisters, Suzanne Tolbert, Stephanie (Steve) Niemeier and Sherrie Jefferies, all in Evansville, Indiana, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Evelyn Jarboe, brother Stanley Jarboe, and sister Sara Rood. A memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church 9595 95th St. Overland Park, KS on Saturday, Apil 11 at 7pm. The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 6:45 on with the service to follow. A “Celebration of Life” will also be held at St Paul’s United Church of Christ Chapel 2227 W. Michigan St, Evansville IN on Tuesday April 14th from 3pm to 5pm in Evansville, Indiana. The family would like to extend a personal thank you to Kansas Hospice Care for all their support and encouragement. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) 6315 W 110th St, Overland Park KS 66211


Barry Jobe


Cremated. Memorial 12/4/2010
St. James United Methodist Church


Greg Johnson




Wayne Jordan




Linda Kitzinger (Brown)


Linda Brown peacefully passed through the gates of life at Deaconess Hospital on December 28, 2020. Linda was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 15, 1949 to the late William Kitzinger, and Sylvia (Inkenbrandt Kitzinger) Reutter. Linda was a lifetime resident and proud “West Sider” Linda previously resided on Koch avenue and was most recently a resident at Park Terrace Village where she had many friends and enjoyed socializing, reading and Bingo! Linda was a graduate of F. J Reitz High School and spent her life helping people as a skilled Nurses Aid at Deaconess Hospital and she also worked at Pine Haven Nursing home. She was a talented baker pleasing people with their special orders and retired from the Bakery Dept of Schnuck’s Grocery.
She is preceded in death by her father, William Kitzinger; stepfather, E. John Reutter; grandparents, Ralph and Marie Inkenbrandt, and Clara Kitzinger. Also, predeceased by spouse, “Red”

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Richard Lashley


Alexander Memorial Park


Larry Mackey

August 5, 2021

Larry Neil Mackey, 72, of Liberty Twp, Ohio, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife and two children.

Larry was born to Billie James and Aleene (Payne) Mackey, on January 19, 1949, in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1967 and from Indiana University in 1971 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Larry obtained his PhD from Ohio State University in Chemistry in 1975. Larry had a distinguished career as a Research Chemist with Procter & Gamble for 32 years; during that time he is credited with over 100 innovation patents.

Larry is survived by his high school sweetheart, Amy (Slifer) Mackey, his wife of 51 years. His son Eric (Amy) Mackey, grandchildren Caitlin and Colin; daughter Allison (Jason) Bowers, and grandchildren Anna, Elora, and Isaac.

A celebration of life will be held at Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdesville West Chester Road in Liberty Township on August 29, 2021, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Ronnie Martin


Alexander Memorial Park


Dona McBride


Cremation; memorial service 1/2/2011

Research Systems -Sikes in Morganfield KY 10+years.

She had also worked Jackson Hewitt during tax season. Loved to read &
enjoyed learning, taking classes at the University of Southern Indiana.


Eddie Merritt


Edward E. Merritt 68, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 6, 1949 in Evansville, to the late James L. and Betty (Smith) Merritt.
Edward retired from Alcoa Corporation in 2003 after 30 years. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of Cathedral of Praise Church. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, hunting and his greatest joy was watching his granddaughter play softball.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Teresa ( Kemp); son, Joey Merritt; daughter, Valerie Halsema (Duane); granddaughter , Kaylee Halsema; sister, Cheryl Paul (John);brother Tony Merritt (Denise); sisters in law, Brenda Foster and Pam Meyer (Rick); special aunt, Fran Cook. His dog Snowball and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marchie Scroggins.

Visitation will be 2:00- 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 North First Ave. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, at the funeral home with Pastor Bret Myers officiating.

Burial will be at Locust Hill Cemetery where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct graveside services.


Art Mitchem


Memorial Service January 2011 Hillside UMC

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Paul Nelson



Service Manager Pep Boys; USMC veteran, Scoutmaster

He loved cooking, woodworking & anything he could do with his hands. Was a history buff & had a great sense of humor. Preceded in death by brother, David Nelson-1994.

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James Nunn


James Allen Nunn, 71, of Macon, NC died Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his home.

Born in Evansville, IN, he was the son of the late Howard Stubbs Nunn and Nancy Ellen Wilson Nunn.

He received his B.S. of Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and was a United States Army Veteran where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War from January 1970- May 1971. He served as a Recon Team Leader in the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam nze M“ Studies and Observation Group. For his service he received two Bronze Star Medals and one Air Medal 

His mining engineering work for Frontier Kemper and Precision Mine Repair took him around the U.S. - from Indiana and Colorado mines to Oahu Hwy 3.  He also managed projects on a dam in China and hydroelectric power plants in India.

He loved fishing and hunting and was an avid storyteller. He especially enjoyed trading tales with his fellow Vietnam veterans.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Sossamon Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Frank Sossamon.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Patterson (Robert) and Kasey Smith (Darren); six grandchildren, Anna Claire Patterson, John Patterson, Samuel Patterson, Rebecca Smith, Judah Smith and Lucas Smith; one sister, Kathryn Scheidler (Mark); one brother, Howard Nunn Jr. (Ginger); and six nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Virginia Nunn.

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Marla Oberhausen


Psychologist, educator, counselor radio talk host, attended Hanover College; Miami of Ohio and PhD from Ohio State Univ. Author of Fruitful Aging Digest. Longmont, CO


Robert Ogura


Robert Eugene Ogura, 71, passed away on July 6, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1947 to James and Laura Ogura Jr. in Evansville, Indiana.

Bob was an outdoorsman and an adventurer. He loved riding his motorcycles and horses. His favorite was his yellow Honda Goldwing. Bob also enjoyed camping and boating. Bob enjoyed teaching the children of the family how to ride golf carts, four wheelers and shoot firearms. He graduated from F. J. Reitz high school in 1967 where he met his high school sweetheart Linda. Since they day they met, there was never a dull moment. He had many nicknames like (Wild Man) and (Packey). Bob served his country in the United States Army in Crash and Rescue and then as a Fireman. After, Bob worked for Whirlpool for 30 years in maintenance. Bob wasn’t for everyone, but he made everyone laugh until their sides hurt.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda Ogura; his daughter Stephanie Pruiett; his grandchildren Kellsea Rae Pruiett, Kyle Robert Pruiett, and Kayla RoseMarie Pruiett; his siblings James Ogura and Sue (Larry) Paul; his sister-in-law Chris (Cliff) Stepro; his brother-in-law Jerome (Christine) Jones; and his sister-in-law Jean Ray; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and some very special cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary (Stick) Ogura.


Gary Outlaw


Lyles Cemetery

Alcan Seebree plant 6 years, Bristol Meyers 26 years. Graduate of USI


David Palmer Jr.


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David I. Palmer Jr.

David I. Palmer Jr., 50, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

He was born April 4, 1949, in Livermore, Ky. His father was David Palmer Sr. His mother is Catherine (Hardin) Palmer of Evansville. He married Laura (Buis) Palmer on Sept. 9, 1997. She survives. Other survivors include a son, David "Ike" Palmer III of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and one stepson, Benjamin Daugherty of Cincinnati; a daughter, Theresa Palmer of Smithville, Texas; and two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Daugherty of Indianapolis and Merri Daugherty of Cincinnati.

He was employed by Akal Security providing federal courthouse marshals service for six years. He previously was employed as police chief for Barre, Vt., Police Department for five years and as a patrolman for Terre Haute Police Department for seven years.

He was a member of Community Church of Greenwood and Greenwood American Legion Post 252.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Buried in Alexander Memorial Park

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Randy Peay


Randy Peay, 72, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 8, 2021. He was born December 22, 1948, in Huntsville, Kentucky, to the late Albert and Wanda (DeArmond) Peay.

Randy graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1967, then went on to serve in the US Marine Corps as a 0331 Machine Gunner. Randy started his career at L&N Railroad, which later merged with CSX Railroad, where he retired after 33 years of service. He was an avid Poker player, horse racing fan “Go Baby Go,” and a huge sports enthusiast, especially, IU Basketball. Randy was a compassionate, caring person and a devoted family man that was loved by many. Randy was a lifetime member of the FOP and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4023.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rollie and Dennis Peay; and brother-in-law, Bob Francis.

Randy is survived by his sons, Travis Peay (Vicki) and Andrew Peay (Willie); daughters, Tiffany and Shelly Peay; grandchildren, Tommy Dossett, Tyler Peay (Makenzie), Trevor Werner (Jesselle), Trenton Werner, Donavon Cabell (Katie), Makayla Cabell, Grant Cabell, Marcus Peay, Lauren Peay, Alex Peay, Zach Phillips and Brianna Phillips; great grandchildren, Connor, Tate, Luka, Valerie and Lily; sister, Angie Francis; and brother, Clarence   Peay; former spouse, Carol Wright; niece, Amy Jarvis and nephew, Billy Jines; great nephew, Kyle Haynes and his beloved grand dog, Jakey Peay.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Heritage Hospice nurses, Nancy and Jamie.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Tyrone Edwards, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


Phil Peckinpaugh


Philip Carr Peckinpaugh, 70, of Navarre, Florida, went to his heavenly home Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Philip graduated from North High School in Evansville, Indiana. He was a member of First Baptist Church Navarre, and a former deacon and member of the praise team. He was a previous member of Howell General Baptist Church and Westwood Church in Evansville, Indiana. He was also a member of Gideons International.

He retired from CSX Railroad in 2009 and moved to Navarre in 2015.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Roy; his and mother, Lillie Mae; and two brothers.
Philip is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jane Berry Peckinpaugh; son, Jason (Christy) of Wingo, Kentucky; son, Douglas; daughter, Jamie; step-daughter, Julie Bethel; grandson, Michael; and his granddaughter, Laken.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2019, at First Baptist Church Navarre, with Dr. Jensen Peterson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana, with Rev. Terry Gamblin officiating.


Jerry Perdue


Gerald “Jerry” Perdue of Evansville, IN, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. He was born August 23, 1948 to the late James Perdue and Dorothy (Wink) Perdue
Jerry was an avid bowler, scoring a perfect 300 and pool player. He was a member of the River Bend Association. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially football and baseball. He was strong in his beliefs and a member of Calvary Temple Church. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran serving in the Army. He retired from Vectren after twenty-nine years.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Judy Phillips.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, Rhetta Campbell (Michael), Sarah Perdue (Ryon Wilson); grandchildren, Erin Marx (Jesse), Logan Miller, Tyler Wilson, Quinn Wilson; brother, Danny Perdue (Carolyn); brother-in-law, Richard Phillips, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Chapel at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Jeff Edmondson, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Cha


Linda Peerman (Baker)


Sunset Memorial Cemetery



Gregory J. Porter


St. Joseph Cemetery

Publisher, Intertec Publishers


Diane Price (Henry)


Sunset Memorial Park


Larry Procter


Larry Proctor, 67, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away at home on Friday, December 16, 2016 with his wife and Franee by his side.

He was born in Sterling, Illinois on May 21, 1949 to the late Wilburn Eugene and "Tudy" Betty Ruth (Schouss) Proctor. Larry graduated from Reitz High School in 1967. He was a United States veteran of the Vietnam War, member of the VFW Post 1114 Wabash Ave. Larry worked at Kent Plastics for 10 years, and retired from Peabody Coal mines where he was employed  for 30 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Franee. He loved going to race track, casinos and spot shoots. Larry was an avid animal lover, he gave forever homes to homeless animals. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening and riding his John Deere.

He is survived his wife, Evelyn Francis (Franee) Proctor whom he met in 1988; his 2 dogs, Willy and Jackson; his 2 birds, China and Tudy.

He is preceded in death by his parents,Wilburn Eugene "Tudy" and Betty Ruth (Schouss) Proctor.

A private funeral service was held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave with burial at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

We would like to thank all of our friends and family for their love and support and a special thanks too Mohammed Allaw M.D. and Deaconess VNA Hospice.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr, Evansville, IN 47710.


Larry Rainey


Sunset Memorial Park

Army, Vietnam veteran


Keith Alan Reitz


Alexander Memorial Park


David Russell


Owner Magic Hat Chimney Sweeps

David was born on September 28, 1949. He graduated from Reitz High School in 1967 and attended the University of Evansville. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels.


Jeannette Russell


BIRTH 29 May 1948
Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, USA
DEATH 2 Jun 2020 (aged 72)
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


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Austin John Samanns

Marion, KY. - On Saturday, July 13, 2019, Austin John Samanns, age 69, loving husband, dad, and pa paw, fell asleep and woke up in the presence of the Lord. He served his country, Savior, and others with such passion.

He graduated from Reitz High School, served in the National Guard, and graduated from IVY Tech. He retired from Vectren after 38 years with his last 12 years being a production supervisor at AB Brown Power Plant in Evansville, IN. Austin was a jack of all trades and a master of most.

He lived in Marion, KY with his wife Marilyn of 47 years, and son Jason where they were involved with Life in Christ Church there.

Prior to living in Marion, Austin and his wife lived in Newburgh, IN for many years and attended Abundant Life Community Church where they worked with Kid's Camps, Junior Bible Quiz, and ALCC Chicken Suppers where people came from all over the Tri-State area to enjoy.

Austin was preceded in death by his mother June Kenley (Sturgis, KY).

Surviving are his wife Marilyn, son Jason Samanns (Marion, KY), and grandson David (Morrison, CO), brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jerry and Judy Snyder (MN), brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ron and Martine Deer (FL), sister-in-law Mikki Snyder (UT), and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be at Life in Christ Church, 2925 US Highway 641, Marion, KY Tuesday July 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Rev. Chris McDonald to officiate.


Edgar (Ned) Sartore


Alexander Memorial Park


William Dale Schaffer


William Dale Schaffer passed away peacefully with his children by his side early this past Tuesday morning, September 30th.
Bill was born in Evansville, Indiana on March 14th 1949. He was the son of Ralph and Dorothy Schaffer. Bill loved playing baseball as a child and continued this passion assisting his children's coaches over the years during summer youth tee ball, softball, and baseball. Bill graduated from Purdue University in 1971 with a BA in sociology. Early in his career, Bill worked for several ARC homes across NYS assisting individuals with developmental disabilities. He then worked for Sunmount DDSO for over 30 years in various roles ultimately becoming a Fiscal Manager, supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in the North Country area.

Bill was a kind, patient, and witty man. He raised his family in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY. He was a devoted and supportive father to his three children and will be deeply missed. Bill is survived by his children Kiya and Sasha, his sister Carey Stanely, brother Andy Schaffer and his spouse and children, Ruth Schaffer, Aaron Schaffer, and Lauren Duncan. Bill is predeceased by his son, Mischa.

A celebration of life in Bill's honor will be held on Monday, October 7th from 5-8 PM at Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. In lieu of flowers all donations may be made to the LPYAA (Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association

Published in Courier Press on Oct. 7, 2019


Dana Sharp




Betty Stearman


Alexander Memorial Park


Steve Schnarr


Stephen "Steve" Schnarr passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Steve was born and raised on Evansville's West side, and was a graduate of Reitz High School, where he met his best friend, Jamie Kidd, who preceded him in death and gave him a knuckle sandwich at the gates of Heaven. Also there to welcome him, is his beautiful mother Doris Jean and his beloved father Joseph.

Steve loved fishing, playing cards and cribbage; driving his golf cart around Folly Beach for seven years, hot coffee, pretty women, Jesus and most of all  his family.

And How!! "Spanky" will be tremendously missed by his four children, Amber and Matthew Schnarr of Evansville, Indiana, and Chrissy and Ben Schnarr of Charleston, South Carolina. Steve was an amazing Paw Paw and will be cherished by his grandchildren, Isaac, Kayla Jean, Collin, and Lucas.

The oldest of three, Steve also leaves behind his baby sister, Lynn Anthis of Columbus, Indiana, and brother, Terry Schnarr of Evansville, Indiana. Both were beside him every day near the end, protecting him as he had once been their protector.

Of all the lessons we learned from Steve, he left his family with a confident understanding that in the end LOVE is ALL that matters. A private Celebration of Life to be announced soon.


D. W. Scoles


Alexander Memorial Park


Mike Springer




Milton C. Stirsman Jr.


Locust Hill

Computer Networking coordinator for EVSC. Consultant for Rossanna Enlows Graduate of Reitz HS, USI, UofE.

Army, Vietnam Veteran; National Defense Medal, Bronze Star; Purple Heart


Myrtle Sutton Hibbs


Cremate. Alexander Memorial Park.


Phil Townsend


Alexander Memorial Park


Terry Wedding




Eugene Wegener


Alexander Memorial Park

Heavy equipment mechanic; Vietnam veteran


Jeanette “Micky” Weiss


Alexander Memorial Park

Retired from Keller Crescent after 42 years

She was active in organizing her high school class reunions. an avid gardener, loved all animals, and being outdoors & working in her yard.

Preceded in death by Clarence-April 2005 & Elsie-December 2005 Weiss; sister, Eileen Neal; soul-mate, Fred Hudson-1995


Mike Williams


Bennet Elkton Cemetery Elkton KY


Sharon Wilson




William Wimberly


William B. Wimberly, 67, died on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Carol Stroube Wimberly, of Princeton Ky.; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Wimberly Ramsey and husband, James, of Madisonville; two grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Yates, of Evansville Ind.


Kathleen Woodbury

May 11, 2000

Park Lawn Mausoleum


Gloria Woods (Acker)


Sunset Memorial Park


Susan Wooley (Shaw)


Spring, TX


Tom Wright

July 6, 2014

ATT 36 years retired.

Member of Howell U Methodist Church and the St.  Philip Conservation Club. He loved to watch NA, fish, play cards and friends


Jan Yestingsmeyer Clark


Professor and Chair of Information Systems and Cyber Security, University of Texas San Antonio, retired and residing in Oro Valley, Az. Dr. Clark passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Daughter of Walter and Lucille Yestingsmeier, Jan was born in Evansville, In. on October 17, 1949. Jan received her doctorate from North Texas State in Denton, Tx and became a tenured faculty member at the University of Texas, Arlington. While there she received the Endowed Commemorative Award for Overall Faculty Excellence, acted as consultant for the Cassini Saturn Project developing virtual teams in Pasadena, Ca, consulted with the UTA Automation and Robotics Institute and was awarded a Fulbright Scholar for teaching and research at the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Lisbon. Throughout her career, Jan was a prolific, technical researcher with over 80 journal and book publications. While conducting her Fulbright work in Portugal, Jan was invited to make presentations of her work to the growing English speaking academic community in Morocco, France and Spain. The following year, Jan and her husband were asked to join an Implementation Team to help with the opening of a new Moroccan University that was modeled after the American system, Al Akhawayn University. Jan and her husband fell in love with the people, environment and opportunity of Morocco. Jan became an influential force in developing a graduate and undergraduate international business curriculum in an environment where the internet was just emerging and opportunities for academic consulting and instruction with emerging businesses were rapidly expanding. Jan missed her work with doctoral students and, after 6 years in Morocco, joined the University of Texas in San Antonio. Jan established herself in the growing field of cyber security and became a key team member in the solicitation and award of millions of dollars in DoD and NIST grants. But Jan's truest pleasure and reward came in her role as PhD advisor for the ISCS program. Jan was the chair of numerous student dissertations. She excelled at developing her doctoral students and she was tenaciously committed to their success. Jan's ability to motivate her students and still demand the highest levels of performance won her the respect of students and colleagues. Jan became Chair of her department at UTSA and was instrumental in establishing a cyber security curriculum in collaboration with the Computer Science Department that was recently rated number one in the nation. The intersection of foreign cultures, academics and business development continued to inspire Jan throughout her career and she led 4 teams of students to Spain, Morocco and the Emirates to introduce students to real world international business. In January 2014, Jan was forced to retire for health reasons. Jan is survived by her husband of 23 years, Alan "Al", her mother, Lucille "Pete" Fowler, Evansville; sister Phyllis Driggs (Bob), Liberty, In; brother Kurt Yestingsmeier (Marsha), Evansville; brother Scott Yestingsmeier (Mary Ann), Evansville; 13 nieces and nephews, 14 grand-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father Walter Carl Yestingsmeier, brother Walter Carl Yestingsmeier Jr. and brother Gary Ray Yestingsmeier. Above all, Jan's legacy is one of genuine commitment and love of her students,friends and family. Jan's mother, brothers and sister made unforgettable trips to share her experiences abroad. Jan's "in-law" family loved her dearly and Al's father and stepmother traveled extensively with them. She is known on four continents for her smile and joyous laughter. Jan and her husband loved projects and spent much of their free time developing and remodeling homes and property, their final project being a farmhouse renovation on "Rattlesnake Hill" outside Devine, Tx, where they did their best to bring olive trees and avacados to that part of South Texas. Jan and Al obtained their sailboat cruiser certifications and enjoyed sailing and fishing in and around Corpus Christi Bay and the Caribbean. Among many interests, Jan most loved, her pets, the ocean, Monarch butterflies, art, spontaneous road trips, red wine and Belgian chocolates. Jan is known by students and colleagues around the world for her red correcting pen/comments and should she review this page it would no doubt be extremely colorful. Jan's life will be celebrated  April 11, 2015  in Evansville, Indiana at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, German Township, 8701 Cynthiana Road at  2PM  with open reception following at the Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave. For those wishing to honor Jan's memory, family and colleagues invite you to contribute to the Jan Guynes Yestingsmeier Clark Memorial Fund in the UTSA College of Business. Funds will be used to support doctoral students in the UTSA Information Systems and Cyber Security Department, which Dr. Clark played a key role in establishing. Contributions can be sent to UTSA College of Business Development Office, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249 or made online at, designating support In Memory of Jan Yestingsmeier Guynes Clark. Please call Kim West in the College at  210-458-7307  with any questions.  

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(Carolyn) Sue
Young (Kyte)


Locust Hill Cemetery

Teamsters Local 215 clerk; enjoyed travel. Loved her family and spending time with her grandson Jacob Kyte

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