Rebecca M. Arnold, Wilma Chester, Auburn Paige Goforth, Dorothy K. Seger

Rebecca M. Arnold

Rebecca M. “Becky” Arnold, 55, of Vincennes, died on Monday, July 9, 2018.

She had worked at Gemtron.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Arnold; her mother, Carolyn (Kotter) Pohl; her sister, Julie Hedden; and brothers, David Pohl and Mark Pohl.

Her body will be cremated with a private burial at a later date. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St., assisted the family with arrangements.

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Wilma Chester

Wilma Chester, 98, of Freelandville, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Freelandville Community Home.

Wilma was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Freelandville on her parent’s farm, the daughter of Charles and Henriette (Brocksmith) Hagemeier. She married Robert E. Chester on Jan. 19, 1951. She worked at the Naval Avionics Facility in Indianapolis, and was a member of the Bethel Church. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, her husband and crossword puzzles. 

Wilma is survived by her sons, Grant Chester and his wife, Nancy, of Olympia, Washington and Bill Chester of Columbus, Georgia; two grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert E. Chester; sisters Louise Behrrick, Esther Pontius, Elsie Van Meter and Irene Lampkins; and brothers Elmer Hagemeier, Fritz Hagemeier and Carl Hagemeier.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at Bethel Church with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. She will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

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Auburn Paige Goforth

Auburn Paige Goforth, 30, of Bicknell, passed away at her residence on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Auburn was born on June 8, 1988 in Vincennes, the daughter of Debbra S. (Sanneman) Daffron and Douglas Daffron She married Andrew Goforth on Nov. 30, 2007. Auburn was recently a dispatcher at the Bicknell Police Department until her diagnosis. She enjoyed her children's sporting events, camping, fishing and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Goforth of Bicknell; her children at home, Connor, Carson, Chevy, and Ryleigh Goforth; her mother and father, Debbie and Doug Daffron of Vincennes; sister Shelby VanLue and her son, Gavin Blann, of Oaktown; her brother, Pfc. Tyler Daffron of the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas; her maternal grandfather, Joe Sanneman Sr.; in-laws, JD and Sherri Hendrixson Dunn; and her brothers-in-law, Brock Goforth and his daughter, Dominio, of Vincennes, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Goforth and his wife, Brianna, and and their children, Aribella, Sienna, Nathaniel, and Eloise, all of Chicago.

Auburn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Beverly Jean Sanneman, and paternal grandparents, Bruce and Olive VanLue.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Lauren Alexander officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with Auburn's family from 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Goodwin Funeral Home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Goforth family with arrangements.

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Dorothy K. Seger

Dorothy K. Seger, 86, of Vincennes, passed away at 5:10 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at BridgePointe Health Campus with her family at her bedside.

Dorothy was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Schnellville, the daughter of Bernard and Anna Humbert Theising. She was a graduate of Birdseye High School and on Aug. 30, 1952 she married Claude A. Seger and they made their life together for nearly 50 years until his death on April 28, 2002. Dorothy worked in the food service industry having been the sales and catering manager at the Holiday Inn. She retired from J.C. Penney Co. Inc. after 20 years. She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Beverly Seger Herndon and her husband, Bill, of Seymour, Roger Seger and his wife, Ann, of Vincennes, Don Seger and his wife, Tammara, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Kurt Seger and his wife, Donna, of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Logan Seger, Lauren White and her husband, Chad, Evan Seger, Kristin Bottoms and her husband, Ryan, Brayden Seger and Quentin Seger; her sisters, Veronica Heldman of Celestine, Irene Giesler and her husband, Sylvester, of Jasper, and Mary Ann Schmidt and her husband, Louis, of Jasper; and a sister-in-law, Helen Theising of Schnellville.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Claude A. Seger; a daughter, Mary Bernadette Seger; her parents; and a brother, Hilbert Theising.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. John Catholic Church with Father David Fleck, Father Donald Ackerman and Father Ron Webber officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Heart to Heart Hospice. Duesterberg-Fredrick is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.

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Mangels, Bette Joan, died July 6. Services: 11 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Visitation: 9 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran School. Condolences:

Phillips, Harold Eugene, died July 7. Services: noon on Thursday at Surgarland Memorial Gardens in Washington. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the cemetery. Memorials: Wheatland United Methodist Church, PO Box 233, Wheatland, IN  47597, or St. Jude's Hospital for Children, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38142

Purnell, Richard H., died May 25. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 411 N. Fourth St.

Woods, Kathryn, died July 7. Services: 1 p.m. CDT today at Highland Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Memorials: Word of Life Church in Bicknell or the Vincennes Animal Shelter. Condolences:


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