Marilyn Elise Andrews, Helen Lucille Lawrence, Jack William Mack, Patty Marie Wade
Marilyn Elise Andrews
Marilyn Elise (Lawson) Andrews, 90, of Naples, Florida, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, after an extended illness.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1929, in Vincennes, the eldest daughter of Earl C. and Mildred Cummins Lawson. Marilyn married Perry C. Andrews Jr. of Vincennes in 1952 and celebrated 67 years of marriage with him last August. She was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School. She first attended Depauw University, but inspired by her great aunt who was a pioneer in nursing, she graduated from the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1951. She was an actively licensed registered nurse in both the states of Indiana and Florida for over 60 years, working for various local doctors and at the Lawrence County Hospital in the early years, as well as providing home health care services in Naples for many years until her retirement.
Marilyn was a past member of Job's Daughters and a past president of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and The Vincennes Rose Society. She was also a member of The Bonita Springs Art Center, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and many other organizations.
Marilyn loved her family, nature, especially her flowers and animals, and travel. In the 1960s, she found all three together when she and her husband, Perry, purchased a home in Naples where they vacationed with their children, wintered and eventually retired. In 2001, they moved to their new home in Bonita Springs, Florida, where they have thoroughly enjoyed the last two decades of her life with their children and grandchildren.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Perry; three children, Perry C. Andrews III of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Jonathan C. Andrews and his wife, Pamela, of Vincennes, and Lisa M. Andrews of Naples; two grandchildren, Kelsey Andrews of Reading, Pennsylvania, and Bryan Andrews of Vincennes; a sister, Janice Nardine of Vincennes; a sister-in-law, Carla Heskett of Danville, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There are no immediate funeral arrangements pending at this time. Condolences may be sent to Perry C. Andrews Jr. at Apt. 342, 8901 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL, 34113.
Helen Lucille Lawrence
Helen Lucille Lawrence, 59, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.
Born and raised in Vincennes, she was a loving and caring wife and mother, and was always ready to help anyone in need.
She is survived by husband of 42 years, Billy E. Lawrence Jr.; a daughter, Melinda J. Lawrence; her sons, Billy E. Lawrence III and Anthony James Lawrence and his wife, Gemma Lauren Lawrence; a sister, Janet McKullop; and her brothers, Robert Wright and Thomas Wright.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Clarence Wright.
Funeral services will be noon on Monday at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home in Knoxville with Majors Tim and Kathy Wilson officiating. The interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com.
Jack William Mack
Jack William Mack, 83, of Oaktown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.
Jack was born in Vincennes on Oct. 29, 1936, the son of the late Carrol Dewey Mack and Velva Slaton Mack. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an aircraft mechanic during his service. He was a member of the Vincennes Gun Club, Oaktown Gun Club, and French Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid outdoorsman.
Jack is survived by his loving children, Henry Mack Gifford of Illinois, Lorrie Byrer of Vincennes, Julie Bohnert and her husband, John, of Sebring, Florida, and Robert Nicol of Bruceville; one sister, Lynne Brough of Oaktown; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Jo (Owens) Mack, in May of 2003;his parents; and one sister, Alice Potts.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Monday at Mariah Creek Christian Church. Burial will be in Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Oaktown Chapel.
You may leave the family an online condolence at www.fredrickandson.com.
Patty Marie Wade
Patty Marie Wade, 94, of Evansville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
She was born on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1925 in St. Francisville, Illinois, to Robert and Mary Elizabeth “Molly” (Tarpley) Harness. She retired in 1987 after 28 years at Hoover Ball and Bearing. Patty was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved God and served Him with her whole heart and that overflowed on everyone she met. Patty had a tremendous faith in God and she was a great prayer warrior. She herself was a walking miracle as she sustained a brain stem stroke at the age of 76, and made a full recovery. Patty enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and genealogy studies. After her retirement, she became a demo lady at the grocery store where she loved meeting and making friends, meeting customers, sharing smiles, and opportunities for kindness. Prior to moving to Evansville in 1989, she was a member of Bethlehem General Baptist Church for 30 years. Patty served the Lord there in various ministry opportunities. While in Evansville, she was a member of Bible Center Cathedral.
She is survived by her children, Donald Wade and his wife, Rebecca, Karen Salamone and her husband, Sam, and Mary Ann Wilson; grandchildren Kyla Wade, Leslie Davis, Daniel Wade Wilson, and Michael Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her nephews.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Leon Wade; a grandson, Michael Wade, six great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Connie Wade; her son-in-law, Dave Wilson; and six siblings.
The family would like to thank Bethel Manor and MSA Hospice for their loving and professional care. We have no words to adequately convey our gratitude for all of their compassion.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CST on Monday at Alexander East Chapel with David Heady officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 2-7 p.m. CST on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to MSA Hospice, 3101 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
Born, Myrna Gray, died Jan. 20. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at United Methodist Church in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Burial: Clinton Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Chamness, Mary M., died Jan. 28. Services: 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Gastineau, Janice Marie, died Jan. 28. Services: 2 p.m. today at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton. Burial: Switz City Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Rainbow Girls Teresa Marie Gastineau Memorial Fund. Condolences: www.welchcornett.com.
Jines, Ora Alice, died Jan. 26. Services: 2 p.m. CST today at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City. Burial: Loveless Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. CST until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences: www.lambbasham.com
Vennard-Hettenbach, Stella J., died Jan. 11. Services: 1 p.m. today at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial: James West United Methodist Church in Evansville or No Names Anonymous. Condolences: www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.
Wainman, Gertrude V., died Jan. 27. Services: 1 p.m. on Monday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell. Burial: Edwardsport IOOF Cemetery. Visitation: 2:30-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: John B. Wainman Scholarship Fund. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.
Washburne, Jerry, died Jan. 29. Services: 11 a.m. CST today at Salem Church of Darmstadt. Visitation: 9 a.m. CST until the hour of services today at the church. Condolences: www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.
Wheeler, Elizabeth J., died Jan. 28. Services: 5 p.m. on Monday at Indiana Presbyterian Church, 2431 S. Lower Indiana Road. Visitation: 3 p.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the church. Memorials: Camp PYOCA, 886 E. CR 100 S, Brownstown, IN 47220.
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