Lois Ann Doll, Eldon Eugene Elder, John Roark, Betty Jo Todd

Lois Ann Doll

Lois Ann (Nightingale) Doll, 80, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1938 in Vincennes, the daughter of Richard and Hazel (Williams) Nightingale. On May 30, 1957 she married Robert B. Doll and he preceded her in death. Lois worked as a seamstress at Gossard Manufacturing. She she loved reading, puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lois was a member of the Southside Presbyterian Church, The Eastern Star, and was the president of the Bingo club. She was the organist and pianist at Southside for several years and she played at many weddings and funerals. She also served as an elder and treasurer of the church.

She is survived by her children, Janice Doll, Steven Doll and his wife, Michelle, William Doll and his wife, Jamie, Larry Doll and his wife, Allison, and Cheryl Otten and her husband, Jerry; a sister, Marjorie Land; a brother, Jerry Nightingale; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and James Nightingale, a sister, Mary Nunley and her beloved pet, Rowdy.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Eldon Eugene Elder

Eldon Eugene Elder, 74, of St. Francisville, Illinois, died on Friday, July 5, 2019.

He was retired and a member of the Allison Prairie Church of the Brethren

Survivors include his children, Eugene Edward Elder, Dorinda Wimberly, Kristina Siegle, Kim Smith and Ellen Elder; three step-children, Theresa Bratcher, Terry Garrett and Frank Russell; a brother, Glenn Elder, and a sister, Nellie Bruce.

His body will be cremated. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Eldon Elder can be made to St. Francisville Senior Citizens directly or through the funeral home. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

John Roark

John “Glen” Roark, 92, of Wheatland, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Willow Manor holding the hand of his beloved wife.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1926, in Plainville to Marvin and Sadie (McLin) Roark. He married Senora L. Stremming on June 14, 1947, and the couple had just celebrated 72 years of marriage. Glen was a farmer and worked at numerous coal mines over his lifetime, retiring from Old Ben 2 Mine. He also, drove a school bus for North Knox School Corp. Glen loved to plant a large garden that provided fresh vegetables for his family to enjoy. His favorite vegetables were his many varieties of pepper plants. He would decide if a pepper was hot (or not) by taking a bite when he took guests on a garden tour. Glen was always working in his woodworking shop, where he made many items for his family and friends. He was the person everyone brought their broken equipment to, as he could work on the motors or make repairs others couldn’t figure out how to do themselves. He loved to fish on the White River with nets he knitted himself, and camp at the river camp. He took may trips to Minnesota, fishing with his friends and family. Glen loved to travel, a love that he passed on to his children, and had visited every state. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family members left to cherish Glen’s memory include his wife, Senora (Stremming) Roark; five children, David Roark and his wife, Patti, of Plainville, Janice L. Keasling and her husband, Butch, Larry Roark and his wife, LouAnn, and Beverly Adams and her husband, Jim, all of Wheatland, and Phyllis Holscher and her husband, Joe, of Monroe City; 13 grandchildren: Brad Roark and his wife, Tonya, Keith Roark and his wife, Tina, Travis Keasling and his wife, Brittany, Brian Keasling and his wife, Sara, Jonathan Roark and his wife, Megan, Andy Roark and his wife, Britni, Daniel Roark and his wife, Jessica, Angie Elkins, Melissa Price and her husband, Cory, Elaina Lavely and her husband, Chris, Scott Holscher and his wife, Andrea, Jeremy Holscher and his wife, Kaylin and Kevin Holscher and his wife, Amanda; 30 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Jim Roark and his wife, Karen, of Oaktown; and a sister, Dodie Inman of Sandborn.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Robert Roark, Susie Purcell, Morris Roark, and Neal Roark.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wheatland United Methodist Church, 330 W. Main St., with Pastor Jarrod Chattin officiating. Glen will be laid to rest in the Wheatland Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheatland United Methodist Church and envelopes will be available at the church. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton.

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Betty Jo Todd

Betty Jo (Pahmeier) Todd, 86, of Fort Myers, Florida, and formerly of Decker, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Estero, Florida.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1932 in Decker to Orval and Erna (Ellerman) Pahmeier. In her early years Betty was a beautician and owned a beauty shop in Decker where she lived with her husband, Charles and five children. They were members of St. Peters Lutheran Church. She later moved to Oakland City where she became a florist and owned and operated “The Olde Towne Florist.” Betty and Charles were married 40 years and after his death, Betty moved to Florida and became a certified health caregiver and took care of the elderly until she was 75. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers, where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. In her spare time, she loved to play cards, read, crochet, and cook for and spend time with her family. Betty was very proud of her family and she enjoyed telling everyone how many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren she had.

Surviving are her children, Terry Todd and his wife, Mary, of Oakland City, Ted Todd and his wife, Marilyn, of Naples, Florida, Charles Todd and his wife, Patty, of Ft. Myers, Joe Todd and his wife Sandy of Ft. Myers and Cathy Sink and her husband Rick of Fort Myers; a sister, Mary Genge of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Irwin Todd Jr., who passed away on May 10, 1991.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery with Rev. Nathan Rastl officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until the hour of services at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Gardner-Brockman is honored to serve the family of Betty Jo Todd.

PENDINGS

Clifford C. Hawkins Jr., 92, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Arrangements are currently pending with Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.

Rebecca A. Lane Stevens Siebe, 65, of Vincennes, passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospital with her family at her bedside. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.

FUNERALS

Stellter, Charles Anthony, died July 2. Services: 10 a.m. today at Bethany Cemetery in Washington. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.

Taylor, Donald Ray, died June 30. Services: 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: Helping Hearts Hospice, 1314 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501, or The Lohano Center for Advanced Medicine, 1314 Grand Ave., Washington, IN 47501. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.

Wagner, Barbara, died July 4. Services: 1 p.m. CDT today at Glasser Funeral Home, Bridgeport, Illinois. Burial will be in the White House Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Bridgeport First Christian Church. Condolences: www.glasserfh.com.

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