Gregory Allan Bourlard, Helen Mae Mowery, Sondra Jolene Ridgway, Jeannette M. Swope

Gregory Allan Bourlard

Gregory Allan Bourlard, 65, of Bicknell, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. 

He was born on June 19, 1953 in Vincennes, the son of Ruby (Burton) Bourland. Gregory had served as the Bicknell Fire Chief, and worked for 20 years on the Knox County Sheriff's Department. He was a state fire investigator and also served as a Bicknell City Councilman. Gregory enjoyed hunting, guns, baseball, and spending time with his grandkids. He was a member of the Masons, the Bicknell French Club, and the Elks. 

Gregory is survived by his mother Ruby; a son Aaron Bourlard and his wife, Aaron, of Bicknell; and grandchildren Isabella, Vanessa and Joseph Bourlard.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Aimee Bourlard, and a son, Shaun Bourlard.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday with a Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel handled the arrangements.

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Helen Mae Mowery

Helen Mae Mowery, 86, of Vincennes, passed away at 12:16 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Helen was born on Jan. 7, 1933 in Knox County to Joe and Helen (Zeabart) Cardinal. She married Rex Mowery on Nov. 4, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1992. Helen was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Helen devoted her life to her husband and children.

Survivors include her children, Kim Byrne and her husband, Rick, of Waynesville, Ohio, Karla Wade and her husband, Mark, of Hazleton, and Rex Mowery and his significant other, Maria Venturina, of Evansville; her sister, Patty Gwaltney of Petersburg; brothers Jerry Cardinal and his wife, Cookie, of Bruceville, and Steve Cardinal and his wife, Debbie, of Bruceville; her grandchildren, Matthew Byrne and his wife, Julie, Sarah Appel and her husband, Jeff, Michael Byrne, Ryan Wade, and Nathan Wade; great-grandchildren Makaelyn Appel, Brooklyn Appel and Maggie, Sophie and Joseph Byrne.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rex Mowery; her son, Charles Joseph Mowery; her brother, Bob Cardinal; and her grandson, Adrien Mowery.

Friends may visit with Helen’s family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. A Mass of Christian burial will follow the visitation at the church with Rev. Simon Natha celebrating. Helen will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Mowery family with arrangements.

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Sondra Jolene Ridgway

Sondra Jolene (Ira) Ridgway, 79, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at The Lodge of the Wabash Nursing Home.

Sondra was born on Feb. 8, 1940 in Bedford, the daughter of Earle and Evelyn (Jones) Thornburgh. She married Ellis Earl Ridgway on Nov. 10,1959. Sondra had worked on the factory line at Harmon Motive. She was a member of the Bicknell United Methodist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, collecting swans, garage selling, painting and photography. For over 20 years Sondra opened her heart and door as a foster parent.

Along with her husband, Ellis, Sondra is survived by children, Bradley Earl Ridgway and his wife, Kathi, of Indianapolis, Gary Lee Ridgway of Evansville, and Robert Ira Ridgway and his significant other, Kristine Kenworthy, of Plainfield; her siblings, Marilyn Thornton of Lenn, Mississippi, Robert Ira of Harvard, Illinois, Maria DeMoss of Woodstock, Illinois, Cyndi White and her husband, Joe, of Minooka, Illinois, Sue Vogt of Delavan, Wisconsin, Elizabeth Thornburgh of Russellville and Mike Thornburgh of Wonder Lake, Illinois; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m.on Friday at the Bicknell United Methodist Church with Pastor Terry Brammer presiding. Burial will be in Royal Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the church. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bruceville Chapel handled the arrangements.

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Jeannette M. Swope

Jeannette M. Swope, 56, of Vincennes, passed away at 3:41 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at her residence.

Jeannette was born on June 22, 1962 in Albany, Georgia, to Larry Dean Smith and Carolyn Hendershot. Jeannette attended Thursday Church. She also enjoyed her family, spending time with her grandchildren, being outdoors, and being around people.

Survivors include her sons, Dustin Barmes and his girlfriend, Jody McLin, of Vincennes, and Nathan Barmes and his wife, Jessica, of Washington; her step-daughter, Stacie Schroeder and her husband, Ben, of New Whiteland, and her dad, Burnell Davis of Lowell; siblings Jeanette Johnson and her husband, Larry, of Bruceville, Brian Davis of Vincennes, Tammie Davis and her boyfriend, Earian Plummer, of Vincennes, Janie Vaughn Vincennes, Bill Davis and his wife, Brandee, of Vincennes, Heath Smith, Robbin Smith, Lynn Menchaco, all of Riverton, Wyoming, and Dean Smith of California; her grandchildren, Ollie, Everett, Aaron, Dexter, Ember and Matilda Barmes; and her step-grandson, Owen Schroeder.  

Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alan Davis.

A celebration of life service will be 4 p.m. on Saturday at Nathan and Jessica Barmes’ residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1604 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Swope family with arrangements.

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Flummerfelt, Joseph, died March 1. Services: 11 a.m. on May 3 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: University of Illinois School of Music Advancement, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 for “Joseph R Flummerfelt Graduate Choral Music Fund,” or DePauw University, Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center, 201 E Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135, for the “Joseph Flummerfelt Endowed Music Scholarship.”


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