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Norma Jean Mann

November 5, 1932 - October 1, 2014

Norma Jean Mann, 81, of Kokomo, passed away at 4:50 AM Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at her residence. Born November 5, 1932 in Kokomo, she is the daughter of the late Thomas Dayton Fletcher and Iva May (Baker) Fletcher. She was a 1951 graduate of Kokomo High School. On October 14, 1951 in Kokomo, she married Delbert L. Mann, and he surives. She was a tax preparer for 34 years, retiring April 15,...
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Cleta R. West

December 2, 1930 - September 26, 2014

Cleta R. West, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 10:03 AM, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born December 2, 1930 in Rochester to the late Hugh Henry and Bessie Bell (Personett) Cloud. On July 10, 1954 in Rochester, she married Gerald West, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2014. Cleta graduated from Rochester High School in 1949. She worked for the Kokomo...
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Josephine O. Gaylor

February 8, 1924 - September 25, 2014

Josephine "Jo" O. Gaylor, 90, of Kokomo, went peacefully home to be with Jesus with her family by her side, 7:15 PM Thursday, September 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born February 8, 1924, in Kokomo, to Emmer Charles Armstrong and Carrie Opal (Rogers) Armstrong. On May 7, 1942 in Ft. Wayne, she married Paul L. Gaylor. He preceded her in death August 24, 2007. She graduated from Burlington...
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Richard D. Cardwell

March 12, 1941 - September 25, 2014

Richard D. Cardwell, born March 12, 1941 in Kokomo, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 73. He is the son of the late Earl Cardwell and Ruth (Thurston) Cardwell. Richard was employed at Delco Electronics in the cafeteria for 32 years from 1970 to 2002. He enjoyed watching his favorite shows on TV, especially westerns, soap operas and game shows. He liked going to rummage sales,...
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Marilyn Mae Bartholomew

March 2, 1932 - September 22, 2014

Marilyn Mae Charles Bartholomew, born March 2, 1932, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital at 4:40 P.M. at the age 82 after losing a long battle due to illness. She is the daughter of the late George J. Charles and Geneva B. Brunk Charles Yost. Marilyn was a 1950 Kokomo high school graduate. She then attended the Indiana Business College. Marilyn started working at Union Bank in downtown Kokomo, she...
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James L. Wiles

March 8, 1939 - September 22, 2014

James "Jim" L. Wiles, 75, Kokomo, passed away at 5:25 AM Monday, September 22, 2014 at Waterford Place Health Campus. He was born March 8, 1939 in Kokomo to the late Joseph Richard and Hazel Helena (Hatt) Wiles. He first was married to Alys (Zimmerman), she passed away April 5, 1986. He then was married to Betty (Trent), she passed away December 27, 2008. He received his G.E.D. on November 12,...
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Todd M. Allen

October 17, 1966 - September 17, 2014

Todd M. Allen, 47, of Kokomo, passed away at 9:50 AM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born October 17, 1966 in Kokomo, he was the son of the late Melvin Allen and Elizabeth (Ogle) Attebery. On February 10, 1991 in Kokomo, he married Mary Alice Meacham. He currently was a janitor; also worked in maintenance at Central Middle School for 25 years. He was an avid Colts...
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Jerry Lee Collins

June 12, 1940 - September 16, 2014

Jerry Lee Collins, 74, of Kokomo, passed away at 3:45 PM, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1940 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late G. Wayne and Lucille (Snow) Collins. He married Donna (Coombs) Collins in Kokomo on November 25, 1961 and she survives. After Jerry graduated from Kokomo High School, he worked at Kingston Products as a machine operator for...
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Christine S. Bolinger

August 2, 1952 - September 16, 2014

Christine S. "Tina" Bolinger, 62, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born August 2, 1952 in South Bend, Indiana to Glen and Ruth (Ford) Jordan. Tina graduated from Western High School in 1971. She retired from Delphi Electronics. Tina remained active, enjoying her retirement job at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Tina enjoyed spending time with her family,...
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Norma Evelyn Attebury

June 30, 1932 - September 16, 2014

Reverend Norma Evelyn Attebury, 82, of Carmel, IN; formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 6:02 PM Tuesday September 16, 2014 at her residence. Born June 30, 1932 in Savannah, TN, she is the daughter of the late Paul Starrett and Willie Christine (Barnett). She was retired from Delco Electronics where she was known as the "Candy Lady"; also was associate pastor of the Jesus Apostolic Faith Church in...
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Cecilia Marie Willis

May 25, 1926 - September 14, 2014

Cecilia Marie (Stahl) Willis, 88, Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 7:50 P.M. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Wellbrooke of Kokomo Health Center. She was born in Kokomo on May 25, 1926, to the late Henry Thomas and Maude Leota (Gerhart) Stahl. Cecilia graduated from Clay Township schools. On January 24, 1947, Cecilia married Kenneth Aja Willis and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1978. She...
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Tina Marie Williams

December 9, 1955 - September 12, 2014

Tina Marie Williams, 58, of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:57 A.M. surrounded by her loving husband and children by her bedside. She was born December 9, 1955 in Kokomo, to the late Floyd "Ed" and Betty J. (Mills) Holt. Tina married her husband, Michael Lee Williams June 12, 1976 at Beamer United Methodist Church and he survives. Tina devoted her life to God,...
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Kevin Lee Bailey

June 15, 1956 - September 7, 2014

Early Sunday morning September 7, 2014, Kevin Lee Bailey died peacefully at home in his sleep and was reunited with his beloved wife, Anne-Marie. Kevin was born June 15, 1956 in New Castle to Eva Marie and Kenneth Bailey (both surviving). He graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 1974. His parents taught him to work hard, live simply, and enjoy the outdoors. They were life-long examples...
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Marianne Jackson Hatfield

March 23, 1962 - September 6, 2014

Marianne Jackson Hatfield, 52, of Kokomo, passed away at 3:45 AM Saturday, September 6, 2014 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born March 23, 1962 in Kokomo to the late Gary and Sharon (Gabriel) Jackson. Marianne was a 1980 graduate of Kokomo High School. She worked for Krogers in Bloomington for 10 years. Marianne appeared in the 1981 issue of Playboy Magazine in the featured...
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Dorletha Faye Paul

January 11, 1940 - September 6, 2014

Dorletha "Dee" Faye Paul, 74, Kokomo, passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana on January 11, 1940 to the late Lewis and Margie (Hicks) Garling. Dee graduated from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, California in 1958. Dee was previously married to both Elmer Doan Jr. and Donald Paul. She was employed by General Motors in Kokomo for 31 years,...
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Betty Lou Bartrum

February 1, 1930 - September 6, 2014

Betty Lou Bartrum, 84, of Greentown, went to be with the Lord at 4:30 AM Friday, September 5, 2014 from Century Villa Healthcare and Rehab. Born February 1, 1930 in Peru, IN, she is the daughter of the late Jess Childers and Cora (Dillon) Childers. She was a 1948 graduate of Clay Township Sholls in Miami County. She was married for over 62 years to William Bartrum, who preceded her in death on...
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Wilbur Junior Hutchison

March 18, 1924 - September 3, 2014

Wilbur Junior Hutchison, 90, of Kokomo, passed away at 10:15 PM Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his residence. Born March 18, 1924 in Peru, IN, he is the son of the late Wilbur Hutchison and Rosa (Lock) Hutchison. On February 6, 1948 in Frankfort, IN, he married Eva Mae (Eikenberry), and she preceded him in death in 1996. He was a machinist at Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette for 31 years...
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Delores I. Luckey

October 31, 1960 - September 3, 2014

Delores "Dee" I. Luckey, 53, Miami, passed away at 4:58 P.M. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo. She was born on October 31, 1960 in Kokomo to the late Donald Lee and Nancy Marie (Ryker) Luckey Sr. Dee attended Kokomo area schools, and then worked at the Kokomo Tribune, County Line Restaurant in Cassville and Big R before beginning her career at Syndicate...
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Frances E. Small

August 4, 1922 - August 30, 2014

Frances E. Small, 92, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Liston, the daughter of the late Howard and Lola (Neighbors) Plasters. Frances was a 1940 high school graduate of Liston. She then attended the Indiana Business School, graduating in 1945, and cosmetology school in Marion in 1969. Frances also attended the University of Science and Philosophy in Waynesboro,...
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Rita E. Sheasley

July 26, 1944 - August 26, 2014

Rita E. Sheasley, born July 26, 1944, in Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, August, 26, 2014. at the age of 70. She is the daughter of the late Leon and Garnet Peters. Rita married her husband, David W. Sheasley on July 7, 1963. He survives. Rita loved wild birds, her pets, riding motorcycles and watching her favorite TV shows. She has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that were dear to her. She...
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Donald W. Onks

October 17, 1936 - August 26, 2014

Donald W. Onks, 77, of Russiaville, passed away at 10:50 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1936 in Scott County, Virginia. On January 18, 1958, in Kingsport, Tennessee, he married the love of his life, Jane Moore. Don served in the United States Army. After moving to Kokomo in 1962 he worked for GM Delco Electronics, and retired after 30 years of service as a...
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Nancy J. Franklin

July 24, 1945 - August 26, 2014

Nancy J. Franklin, 69, Kokomo, passed away at 2:45pm on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 24, 1945 in Danville, Ill., to the late Jack Jackson and Betty Jean (Norris) Patterson. She married Charles Franklin in Logansport on August 28, 1999 and he survives. Nancy graduated from Peru High School in 1963. She worked for FSSA for 20 years. She enjoyed shopping, making...
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Darleen A. Goudy

January 5, 1934 - August 25, 2014

Darleen A. Goudy, 80, of Tipton, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 6:25 PM Monday, August 25, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born January 5, 1934 in Kokomo to William B. Bless and Gertrude L. (Besser) Philapy. On June 10, 1954, in Kokomo, she married William Allen Goudy, who preceded her in death May 16, 2002. Darleen loved art. She never met a stranger, loved to give hugs, and was a...
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Steven Ray Williams

March 16, 1954 - August 24, 2014

Steven Ray Williams, 60, Kokomo, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his residence. He was born March 16, 1954, in Noblesville, to the late Vernis Ray and Ella Mae (West) Williams. Steven had worked at Howard Community Hospital as a driver several years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Christie and Victoria Williams, both of Marion; brother and a sister-in-law, Willard Lee and...
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Margaret Catherine Zachman

March 6, 1924 - August 23, 2014

Margaret Catherine Zachman, 90, Kokomo, Indiana, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, passed away at 10:46 a.m. Saturday August 23, 2014 at her home, with family at her side. She was born on March 6, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Thomas and Anna (Mercier) Dooher. Margaret married Neil J. Zachman on May 26, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She worked for Minneapolis Moline during World War II...
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Gifford M. Cox

November 18, 1917 - August 22, 2014

Gifford M. Cox, 96, Kokomo, passed away at 5:00 A.M. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Sycamore Village Golden Living Center, Kokomo. He was born on November 18, 1917 in Boone County, Indiana to the late Claude A. and Mary (Ferguson) Cox. Gifford graduated from Kirklin High School 1935. On April 8, 1939, Gifford married Georgia Elizabeth Turner and she preceded him in death on June 15, 2006. He was...
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Virginia Mae Williams

June 25, 1929 - August 21, 2014

Virginia Mae Williams, 85, of Kokomo, passed away at 2:49 PM Thursday August 21, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born Jun e 25, 1929 in Charleston, IL, she is the daughter of the late Howard Keith Hutton and Maude Mae (England) Hutton. She was a 1947 graduate of Charleston, IL High School. On August 31, 1947 in Urbana, IL, she married Clarence Williams who survives. She was employed with...
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Barbara A. Jacobs

January 9, 1935 - August 20, 2014

Barbara "Bobbie" A. (Reynolds) Jacobs, born January 9, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa, passed away at 5:45 A.M. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at her residence in Kokomo, at the age of 79. She is the daughter of the late Frank and Hazel (Nicholes) Reynolds. On September 2, 1951 she married her husband, Robert E. Jacobs, he preceded her in death. Barbara was proud of their 61 years together. Barbara loved...
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Harold E. Williams

April 6, 1921 - August 15, 2014

Rev. Harold E. Williams, 93, Kokomo, passed away at 4 a.m., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born April 6, 1921, in Scircleville, the son of Rev. Opher and Hazel (Halberstadt) Williams. On July 12, 1942, in Indianapolis, he married Mabel C. (Parton) Williams. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2012. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941, Azusa University in...
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Jack G. Willis

November 2, 1938 - August 14, 2014

Jack G. Willis, 75, Kokomo, passed away at 12:00 PM Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born November 2, 1938 in Kokomo, to the late Charles and Stella M. (Nay) Willis. On December 31, 1957 in Kokomo, he married Janet A. (Becker); and she survives. Jack retired in 1994 after twenty-nine years of service from Haynes International, where he was an assistant...
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Jackie Lee Burns

August 18, 1932 - August 13, 2014

Jackie Lee Burns, 81, of Peru, IN, passed away at 9:13 AM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born August 18, 1932 in Fulton County, IN, he is the son of the late Oral Forrest Burns and Thelma (Crugan) Burns. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who received the Purple Heart while serving in the Korean War. He was married to Cora M. (Kelley) Burns,...
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Opal M. Trottier

July 1, 1914 - August 11, 2014

Opal M. Trottier, born July 1, 1914 in Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at 4:40 P.M. Monday, August 11, 2014 at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown, Indiana at the age of 100. She is the daughter of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Conrad) Lantz. In 1933 she married her husband Wilfred (Bill) Trottier, he preceded her in death. Opal is a 1932 Howard Township High School graduate. She was a...
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Alta L. Wagner

February 20, 1922 - August 11, 2014

Alta was born February 20, 1922 in Kokomo, Indiana to Idella and George McNally. She married Russell M. Wagner on December 19, 1942. She lived for awhile in Nebraska while her husband was in the service before returning to Kokomo. Alta retired from Delco Electronics in 1987. She stayed busy with her family and spent many happy hours at the Senior Citizen Center visiting with friends and was...
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William E. Nearon

January 31, 1944 - August 10, 2014

William "Bill" Eugene Nearon, 70, Sharpsville, passed away at 4:16pm Sunday, August 10, 2014. Bill was born on January 31, 1944 in Kokomo, Indiana to the late Howard and Mary Jane (Thomspon) Walls. After High School, Bill served in the United States Air Force for approximately four years during the Vietnam War as a Radar Patrolman in 1964-1968. He married Jeannie K (Sargent) Nearon on January 8...
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Linda Sue Halton

August 2, 1953 - August 8, 2014

Linda Sue Halton, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 9:58 P.M. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health System, Kokomo. She was born on August 2, 1953 in Kokomo to the late Tom Keegan and Phyllis (Tucker) McGuire and graduated from Kokomo High School in 1972. On July 2, 1988, Linda married Robert Halton and he survives. Linda worked in the kitchen at the Eagles, in the office at...
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Theodore Eugene Kratzer

September 24, 1924 - August 6, 2014

Theodore "Ted" Eugene Kratzer, 89, Kokomo, passed away at 12:36 P.M. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Aperion Care, Kokomo. He was born in Kokomo on September 24, 1924 to the late Audrey "Mack" McHenry and Rose Myrtle (Grosvenor) Kratzer. Ted graduated from Howard Schools in 1942 and then on October 1, 1949 he married Carolyn Sue Hosier who survives. Ted was employed for 42 years by General...
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Carrie Lucille Hodson

December 18, 1914 - August 6, 2014

Carrie "Lucille" Hodson, 99, of Kokomo, passed away at 5:15 AM Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at Asperion Health Care, Kokomo. Born December 18, 1914 in Reading, OK, she is the daughter of the late Robert Wheeler and Julia Ann (Cooper) Wheeler. She was married to Harold Helton, Cecil Johnson, and Bob Hodson, all which preceded her in death. She was employed at Reliance; then worked for Delco...
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Georgia Ann Smith

December 7, 1953 - August 5, 2014

Georgia "Gi-Gi" Ann (Bowers) Smith, 60, of Kokomo, lost her courageous battle with cancer on August 5, 2014 at 10:59 P.M. She was born in Lebanon, Indiana on December 7, 1953 to the late George and Elizabeth (Massey) Bowers. She graduated from Taylor High School in 1972. Georgia married the love of her life, Quintin Smith, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on June 3, 1972, and he survives. Georgia...
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