Robert Dale Evans, Elsie M. Jones, Patricia Jane Perkinson, Gertrude L. Vanderbeck, William E. Wolfe

Robert Dale Evans

Robert Dale “Bob” Evans, 61, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Bob was born in Vincennes on Sept. 9, 1957 to the late Joseph Russell Evans and Elizabeth (Adams) “Betty” Evans. Bob was employed with Sexton Wilbert Vault Co. as a dedicated vault technician who serviced several area funeral homes. In his free time, he loved being outdoors and tinkering in the garage while enjoying a Miller High Life. Most of all, Bob treasured his time with his family and his dog, whom he loved dearly.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Jeannette Evans; five children, Spring Koeppen  and her husband, Chris, Bobby Evans and his wife, April, P.J. Evans and his wife, Laura, Kyle Evans and his wife, Casey, and Talia DeJarnett; 13 grandchildren; five brothers, Jodi, Gary, Wally, Mike, and John Evans; a sister, Rosie Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

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Elsie M. Jones

Elsie M. Jones, 84, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Oak Village Nursing Home in Oaktown.

She was born on Dec. 13, 1935, in Clark County Illinois, the daughter of Merrill and Bess (Hood) Snedeker.  In November of 1958 she married Orval E. Jones and he preceded her in death. Elsie graduated from Marshall (Ill.) High School, Class of 1954. She had worked at the Selective Service Office and WTWO Channel 2 News. Elsie was an avid Indiana University fan and loved collecting lighthouses and playing Bingo and Bunco, and she was also a member of the Bunco Club. 

Elsie is survived by her children, Carol Painter of Coral Springs Florida, Joyce Pugh and her husband, Joe, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Merrill Jones and his wife, Carol, of Cory, Phyllis Smashey Jones of Rome, Georgia, Greg Jones of Brazil, and Jennifer Ridgway and her husband, Tim, of Carlisle; her sisters, Marilyn Snedeker and Abbie Truelove and her husband, Harold, both of Marshall, and Betty Switzer of Chrisman, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ann Perry.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Oaktown Chapel, 100 W. Main St. Visitation will be4-8 p.m. today at the funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in Carlisle Oddfellows Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel handled the arrangements.

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Patricia Jane Perkinson

Patricia Jane Perkinson, 74, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at her residence. 

She was born on Dec. 3, 1944 in Washington, the daughter of James and Mary (Hoyt) Redmond. Patricia married Claude Leon Perkinson Jr. and he survives. Patricia was a member of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Bicknell, and enjoyed gardening and cooking and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 Along with her husband, she is survived by her children, Mike Anderson and his wife, Michele of South Bend, Chris Anderson of Dugger, Julie Perkinson and her partner, Chad Smith, of Sullivan, Janet Kroencke and her husband, Bret, of Champaign, Illinois, Ryan Perkinson and his wife, Leslie, of Sullivan; seven grandchildren, Ian Perkinson, Alex Perkinson, Henry Anderson, Jocy Perkinson, Carie Anderson, Kate Kroencke and Nick Kroencke; her brother and sisters, Mike Redmond of Denver, Margaret Strange and her husband, Jim, of Freelandville, and JoAnn Arnold and her husband, Jim, of Blairsville, Georgia.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sharon Rogers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Thursday at the St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, 605 W. Fourth St., Bicknell. She will be laid to rest in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel 109 E. Sixth St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice, 415 E. Sixth St., Jasper, IN 47546. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel was entrusted with Funeral services.

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Gertrude L. Vanderbeck

Gertrude L. “Trudy” Vanderbeck, 75, of Wheatland, went to be with the Lord at 2:23 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born June 19, 1944 in Evanston, Illinois to Roy and Edna (Mather) Totten. Trudy retired as an English professor in 2002 from Vincennes University. She had also taught in Quincy, Florida. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington where she served as an Elder and was very active in the Ohio Valley Presbytery. Trudy was an extraordinary grammarian and was passionate about her family. She enjoyed traveling to new places, watching all kinds of women’s sports, sewing, reading, and listening, singing or playing all sorts of music.

Those surviving to cherish Trudy’s memories are her loving husband of almost 53 years, John Vanderbeck; her children, David Vanderbeck and his wife, Kathy, of Carmel, and Laura Vanderbeck and her partner, Mary Ann Slinn, of Indianapolis; a sister, Louise Totten of Henderson, Nevada; a sister-in-law, Cindy Totten Lieving of Tampa, Florida; a niece, Frances Totten Hamblin; and her two grandchildren who were the light of her life, Katrien and Kendalyn Vanderbeck.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim Totten.

A Celebration of Trudy’s Life will be 3 p.m. on Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington with Rev. Cheryl Thorne officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon until the start of the service.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

William E. Wolfe

William E. Wolfe, 96, of Oaktown, died peacefully on Sunday morning, July 21, 2019 at Oak Village Nursing Home.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1923 in Vincennes, the son of Earl and Hazel(Waddell) Wolfe. In his lifetime, Bill worked as a herdsman, a truck driver for Bob Green of Green Construction, construction worker and carpenter. He last worked for Wolfe Construction Co. Inc. in Vincennes as the shop foreman for 26 years. He worked hard all his life and had a strong work ethic as only those from the Greatest Generation had. Bill never knew a stranger and had a quick wit and humor about him and an amazing memory. He loved to dance, play music, play cards and travel every chance he got. He also loved horses. It wasn’t  too long ago you could see Bill and Helen in the golf cart leading his pony, “Red,” throughout Oaktown visiting with everyone along the way. Bill, who was also known as Poppy to his loving grandchildren, was so loved by his family and friends and he loved them all in return just as much. He was a Christian and loved the Lord and it showed by the way he lived his life.

Bill is survived by his wife of 13 years Helen Brower Mason Wolfe; his sons, Michael E. Wolfe and his wife, Vicki, Stephen R. Wolfe and his wife, Kathy; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Wolfe; his step-children, Helen Monroe and her husband, Kim, Nina Spinks and her husband, Fred, Kaye Alexander, Robert Alexander and his wife, Judy, Ruthanne Alexander, Donald George Alexander, Charles Alexander, Jim Alexander and his wife, Terri, Sara Jensen and her husband, Tony, Kelly Mason and his wife, Tracy, Mark Mason and his wife, Cathy, Terry Parks and her husband, Chuck, and Bill Mason and his wife, Teresa; daughters-in-law Lissa Mason and Tonja Mason; 46 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty Lou (Stultz) Wolfe; his second wife, Louise (Alexander) Wolfe, his daughters, Debbie Wolfe and Deanna (Wolfe) Skaggs; a son, Mark A. Wolfe; step-sons Jackie Mason and Stan Mason; brothers Fred Wolfe and Ed Wolfe; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday at Oaktown Christian Church, 103 School St. Oaktown. He will be laid to rest in Shepherds Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the G.O.O.D Organization of Oaktown. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Oaktown Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Combs, Katherine A., died July 19. Services: 10 a.m. today at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Lincoln High School Art Department. Condolences:

Lawson, Ann, died July 17. Services: 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday at Manchester Baptist Church, Manchester, Kentucky. Visitation: 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church.

Simpson, Nolan E., died July 16. Services: 1:30 p.m. CDT today at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton: Burial: Mauck Cemetery near Owensville. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simpson family. Condolences:


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