Lois Ann Doll, Clifford C. Hawkins Jr., Elva L. Manning, John Roark, Virgil Jefferson Rose, Rebecca Lane Stevens Siebe

Lois Ann Doll

Lois Ann (Nightingale) Doll, 80, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on Nov. 21, 1938 in Vincennes, the daughter of Richard and Hazel (Williams) Nightingale. On May 30, 1957 she married Robert B. Doll and he preceded her in death. Lois worked as a seamstress at Gossard Manufacturing. She she loved reading, puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lois was a member of the Southside Presbyterian Church, The Eastern Star, and was the president of the Bingo club. She was the organist and pianist at Southside for several years and she played at many weddings and funerals. She also served as an elder and treasurer of the church.

She is survived by her children, Janice Doll, Steven Doll and his wife, Michelle, William Doll and his wife, Jamie, Larry Doll and his wife, Allison, and Cheryl Otten and her husband, Jerry; a sister, Marjorie Land; a brother, Jerry Nightingale; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and James Nightingale, a sister, Mary Nunley and her beloved pet, Rowdy.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Clifford C. Hawkins Jr.

Clifford C. “Junior” Hawkins Jr., 92, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

He was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial with military rites will be at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Elva L. Manning

Elva L. Manning, 72, of Vincennes, passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her residence with her family at her bedside.

Elva was born on April 16, 1947 in Vincennes, the daughter of Merle and Joanne Haaff Luenebrink. Elva was a graduate of Lincoln High School and she retired as a sales assistant for Kmart after 39 years. She was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, she was active in the Lower Johnson Home Economic Club and various civic organizations. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Elva is survived by her children, Paula Murray, and her husband, Tim, of Robinson, Illinois, Paul Manning Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Martinsville, and Pam Brunson and her husband, Stephen, of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Robert Martin and his wife, Cathy, Jonathon Bailey and his wife, Codi, Nick Martin and his wife, Breanne, Brooke Murray, Zach Murray and his wife, Kelly, Nathan Manning, Marky Gregory, Alexandra Curtis and her husband, JP, Mackenzie Manning-Steckler and Tanner Brunson; four great-grandchildren with her fifth due in September; her sisters, Aline Luenebrink of Vincennes, Jackie Grayam and her husband, David, of Indianapolis, Gladys Pemberton and her husband, Clifford, of Sandborn, and Susie Barstow of Sebastian, Florida; a sister-in-law, Carol Luenebrink; and a special friend who she thought of as a sister, Debbie Grubb and her husband, Bob, of Vincennes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Earl, Burl and Henry Luenebrink; a sister, Ruth Pauline Luenebrink; and a brother-in-law, Bruce Barstow.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. 521 Vigo St., with Pastor Scott Rasico officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Lower Johnson Home Ec Club, c/o Sharon Ellerman, 39115 S. Decker Road, Vincennes, IN 47591, or the Friends of Special Athletes, c/o Charla Patton, 720 W. Fourth St., Bicknell, IN 47512. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Manning family during their time of loss.

Online condolences may be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

John Roark

John “Glen” Roark, 92, of Wheatland, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Willow Manor holding the hand of his beloved wife.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1926, in Plainville to Marvin and Sadie (McLin) Roark. He married Senora L. Stremming on June 14, 1947, and the couple had just celebrated 72 years of marriage. Glen was a farmer and worked at numerous coal mines over his lifetime, retiring from Old Ben 2 Mine. He also, drove a school bus for North Knox School Corp. Glen loved to plant a large garden that provided fresh vegetables for his family to enjoy. His favorite vegetables were his many varieties of pepper plants. He would decide if a pepper was hot (or not) by taking a bite when he took guests on a garden tour. Glen was always working in his woodworking shop, where he made many items for his family and friends. He was the person everyone brought their broken equipment to, as he could work on the motors or make repairs others couldn’t figure out how to do themselves. He loved to fish on the White River with nets he knitted himself, and camp at the river camp. He took may trips to Minnesota, fishing with his friends and family. Glen loved to travel, a love that he passed on to his children, and had visited every state. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family members left to cherish Glen’s memory include his wife, Senora (Stremming) Roark; five children, David Roark and his wife, Patti, of Plainville, Janice L. Keasling and her husband, Butch, Larry Roark and his wife, LouAnn, and Beverly Adams and her husband, Jim, all of Wheatland, and Phyllis Holscher and her husband, Joe, of Monroe City; 13 grandchildren: Brad Roark and his wife, Tonya, Keith Roark and his wife, Tina, Travis Keasling and his wife, Brittany, Brian Keasling and his wife, Sara, Jonathan Roark and his wife, Megan, Andy Roark and his wife, Britni, Daniel Roark and his wife, Jessica, Angie Elkins, Melissa Price and her husband, Cory, Elaina Lavely and her husband, Chris, Scott Holscher and his wife, Andrea, Jeremy Holscher and his wife, Kaylin and Kevin Holscher and his wife, Amanda; 30 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Jim Roark and his wife, Karen, of Oaktown; and a sister, Dodie Inman of Sandborn.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Robert Roark, Susie Purcell, Morris Roark, and Neal Roark.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at the Wheatland United Methodist Church, 330 W. Main St., with Pastor Jarrod Chattin officiating. Glen will be laid to rest in the Wheatland Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheatland United Methodist Church and envelopes will be available at the church. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton.

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Virgil Jefferson Rose

Dr. Virgil Jefferson Rose, 91, of Louisville, Colorado, died of natural causes on Friday, July 5, 2019 surrounded by love and with his wife, Connie Rose, by his side.

Virgil was born on Dec. 10, 1927 in Vincennes, the youngest of eight children of Henry and Rosie K. Rose. Virgil graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946, the first in his family to do so. He was a gifted student and hard worker. As a young boy, he befriended the owners of a salvage yard across the street from his home. Recognizing his inquisitive mind and drive, they started saving books for Virgil. They later invited Virgil and his older brother, Tom, to set up a soda stand at the entrance of the salvage yard. This early business venture earned money for their mother that ultimately contributed to the family buying the home they had rented for years. 

During high school Virgil and Tom made plans to expand their entrepreneurial start and open their own gas station and mechanic’s garage. These plans would change when Virgil’s beloved brother Tom enlisted in the army during World War II, never to come home. With extreme sadness, Virgil’s path changed. There would be two more things that would determine Virgil’s direction. During that time, the family was told that their mother was dying of pneumonia. In desperation, they contacted one more doctor, Dr. Norman Denny, an osteopath who had just arrived in Vincennes and would come to the house by cab. Miraculously, Rosie was up and feeling better at the end of the visit. Virgil was intrigued by what he had witnessed. Later at school, an English teacher pulled Virgil aside and told him that with his mind he could do anything he wanted to do. Her permission and the profound act of healing would change Virgil’s life and lead him to a career in medicine. 

Virgil hitchhiked to Kirksville, Missouri, where he would complete college and medical school. He was a preceptor of anatomy at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1953. After completing an internship in Portland, Maine, he was accepted into Dr. J.O. Watson’s renowned surgical residency in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Watson tapped Virgil for the position of chief resident during his first year of surgical residency. In 1958 he moved to Orrville, Ohio with his wife, Peggy (Staley) Rose. They had three children, Mike, Jamie and Rebecca. 

Dr. Rose was the chief of surgery and staff at the Osteopathic Hospital in Orrville, where he practiced for 25 years. He would take his surgical practice to Denver and Las Vegas in over 50 years of caring for others. Doctors and nurses who assisted Dr. Rose in the operating room would always tell stories of how carefully, brilliantly and quickly Virgil would perform his operations as the “Master Surgeon.” Virgil loved his patients and was humbled to be able to help so many.

Virgil was a scratch golfer who loved gardening, gaming and a good joke. His blue eyes would twinkle as his quick mind and sharp wit would weave a story that always ended in a funny twist. Virgil will be remembered for his selfless care of others, quick sense of humor, intelligence and gentle nature.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Connie; his three children Michael Rose and his wife, Angela, of Wooster, Ohio, Jamie Glaefke and her husband, Jon, of Boulder, Colorado, and Rebecca Rose and her partner, Jim Hranko, of Boulder; grandchildren Angela, Justin, Jamon, and Kate; great-grandchildren Cash and Scarlett; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, who were a gift to him and he loved deeply.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. MDT on Friday at Louisville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine general scholarship fund and can be mailed to A.T. Still University, University Advancement, 800 W. Jefferson St. Kirksville, MO 63501. “To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.” A.T. Still.

Rebecca Lane Stevens Siebe

Rebecca Lane Stevens Siebe, 65, of Vincennes, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital with her family at her bedside.

Becky was born on Dec. 13, 1953 in Vincennes, the daughter of Edward M. and Hilda J. Dreiman Lane. She was a 1972 graduate of Rivet High School and Vincennes Beauty College. She worked for many years at J.C. Penney Hair Salon and she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, enjoying the time she spent with her family and friends.

Becky is survived by her daughters, Jessica Jackson and her husband, Michael, and Sara Borders and her husband, Don, both of Vincennes; her beloved grandchildren, Braedon Stevens, Logan Jackson, Payton Jackson, Austin Jackson, Derrek Jackson, Collin Jackson, Baylee Jackson and Kayden Jackson; her brothers, Donald M. Lane, M.D., and his wife, Pam, of Muncie and Joseph “Joe” Lane and his wife, Sandy, of Vincennes; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Anthony Ernst officiating. She will be laid to rest in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Animal Shelter. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the family during their time of loss.

Online condolences may be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

FUNERALS

Taylor, Donald Ray, died June 30. Services: 10 a.m. today at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington. Memorials: Helping Hearts Hospice, 1314 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501, or The Lohano Center for Advanced Medicine, 1314 Grand Ave., Washington, IN 47501. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.

Todd, Betty Jo, died June 5. Services: 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services at the St. Peter Lutheran Church.

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