Gerald Bradford Burke, Howard Thomas Downey, Barbara A. Horn, Ruth A. Myers

Gerald Bradford Burke

Gerald Bradford Burke, 71, of Wheatland, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. 

He was born on Jan. 21, 1948 to Gerald and Mildred Burke. On July 13, 1969 he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Lynn Wilson. Brad had a passion for farming and conserving the land. He always took time to educate people on producing crops and how to conserve the land. He was in partnership with his mother and father for many years and eventually formed what is today Burke Construction and Farm Services with his wife and daughters. He enjoyed watching tug boats and barges, swimming and water skiing with his family at Kentucky Lake. He always encouraged his family and others to be the best they could be. Brad served on the South Knox school board from 1984-1996. He was also a member of the Indiana Presbyterian church as well as a member of the Kessinger Ditch Association board. 

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Lynn Burke; his daughters, Marcie Mayall and her husband, Richard, of Monroe City, and Kallie Schuckman and her husband, Brandt, of Washington; and his grandchildren, Kendall Mayall, Burke Mayall, Ashlynn Mayall, Kyra Schuckman, and Cooper Schuckman. 

Brad was preceded in death by his sister, Penny Burke Schuckman, and his parents. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg with Pastor Larry Lange officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandt Schuckman, Richard Mayall, Burke Mayall, Jade Schuckman, Steven Lindsey and Mark Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Wagner, Beth Wagner, Kendall Mayall, Kyra Schuckman, Cooper Schuckman and Ashlynn Mayall. In lieu of flowers the family has asked the memorial contributions be given to the South Knox FFA or Indiana Presbyterian Church. 

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Howard Thomas Downey

Howard Thomas Downey, 81, of Vincennes, passed away at 2:03 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

Howard was born on May 17, 1938 in Bruceville, the son of Brooks and Martha (Johnson). He married Nina Decker on Sept. 1, 1962 and she survives. Howard was a 1956 graduate of Bruceville High School and a member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Lawrenceville, Illinois. He worked for UPS as a route driver for 28 years. Howard enjoyed working in the yard, working on cars and mechanic work in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Downey of Vincennes; daughters Theresa Morse of Vincennes, and Michelle Catt and her husband, Randy, of Vincennes; his son, Michael Downey and his wife, Shannon, of Vincennes; his sister, Beverly Schultz and her husband, Keith, of Terre Haute; grandchildren Joshua Downey, Michael Downey II, Alicia Hettich, Matthew Tennis, and Gracie Downey; and great-grandchildren Brady, Johnny, Jackson, Layla and Brianna.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; a granddaughter, Jessica Downey; and a son-in-law, Terry Morse. 

Friends may visit with Howards family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Howard’s funeral service will be conducted at the conclusion of visitation t the funeral home with Pastor Jason Donaldson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Apostolic Church, Route 250 E., Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Downey family with arrangements.

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Barbara A. Horn

Barbara A. Horn, 84, of Vincennes, passed away at 5:56 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at The New Willow Manor Nursing Home.

Barbara was born on July 2, 1934 in Terre Haute, the daughter of Frank and Annabelle (Anderson) Riddle. She married James L. Horn Sr. on Aug. 7, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 11, 2016. Barbara was of the Christian Faith and had been an executive secretary for Dr. Fred Buehl at Good Samaritan Hospital for several years and then for Dan Linkenhoker and Barb and Gary Morgan. She loved her family, her home, gardening and her dog.

Survivors include her daughter, Karri Irvin of Lawrenceville, Illinois; sons James Horn Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Lawrenceville, and Jay Horn and his wife, Michelle, of Terre Haute; her sister, Jayne McCoy of Noblesville; grandchildren Shelli Owens, Lani Horn, Franci Gesell and her husband, Joe, and William Irvin and his fiancée, Mallory; great-grandchildren Waylon Gesell, Everett Gesell, Heijh Diaz, Danny Diaz, Thomas Diaz, Khali Diaz, Quinton Owens, and Meadoh Owens; and one great-great-grandchild, Kennan Owens.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James L. Horn Sr.; and her brother, Jack Riddle.

Friends may visit with Barbara’s family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Barbara’s funeral service will follow the visitation with Pastor Trevor Murry officiating. Interment will be in May Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 601 S. 9th Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Horn family with arrangements.

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Ruth A. Myers

Ruth A. Myers, 71, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019.

She was born on June 25, 1947 to Leo and Mary Frey in Vincennes.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Courtney Myers.

Samaritan Funeral Home in Terre Haute is assisting with private services.


Ammon, Cheryl L., died June 1. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at the Free Methodist Church, Saint Francisville, Illinois. Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: Lawrence County Humane Society. Condolences:

Price, Willard Lee, died May 24. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Condolences:


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