Burnell R. Davis, Wilma M. Klueh, Jane C. Quarterman, Rheta Sue Rowe

Burnell R. Davis

Burnell R. Davis, 81, of Lowell and formerly of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1938 in Bicknell to Arthur and Hildegard (Trabant) Davis. Burnell retired from Westport Auto in the service department and had also worked at the Vincennes First Church of God. He was a graduate of Bruceville High School, belonged to the Bicknell Elks, and the Vincennes Masonic Lodge No. 1, where he had served as Worshipful Master and many other offices. He loved spending time with his wife, Zenada, family, and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Zenada (McGill) Davis of Lowell; his children, Jeanette Johnson and her husband, Larry, of Bruceville, Brian Davis of Vincennes, Janie Vaughn of Vincennes, Tamara Davis of Vincennes, and Bill Davis and his wife, Brandee, of Vincennes; his brother, David Davis and his wife, Cyndi, of Bicknell; his sister, Judy Williams of Bicknell; his step-children, Leslie Morrow and Toni Karshner; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Jean (Shaw) Davis; his second wife Carolyn (Hendershot) Davis; a son, Allen Davis; a daughter, Jeannette Swope; and a sister, Diana Fox.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burnell’s wishes were to be cremated after his visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA or Masonic Lodge No. 1. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Burnell Davis.

Wilma M. Klueh

Wilma M. Klueh, 90, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1929 in Freelandville to John F. and Lena S. (Due) Harting. Wilma was co- owner of Kixmiller Heating and Cooling along with her husband, Max J. Klueh, who preceded her in death. Wilma was a member of the St. John Catholic Church, Town and Country Extension Homemakers Club, and the Knox County Sewing Guild.

Surviving are her children, David Klueh and his wife, Diana, of Kokomo, Jim Klueh and his wife, Karen, of Folsom, California, and Gary Klueh and his wife, Ann, of Vincennes, Jana Shira and her husband, Rendell, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Mary Elizabeth Copp and her husband, Carl, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Patricia Schlomer and her husband, Raymond, of Bicknell; her grandchildren, Matt Klueh, Lynda Klueh, Thomas Klueh, Sarabeth Klueh-Mundy, Kaylee Steel, Kathryn Thacker, Brandon Copp, Breanna Copp, Bradley Copp, Whitney Thacker, Cameron Schlomer. Krista Hendrix, and Craig Ashmore; and her great-grandchildren, Sebastian Klueh, Dimitri Klueh, Nicolai Klueh, Jackson Steel, Max Steel, Levi Shira, Elias Thacker, Raelyn Thacker, Lyla Hendrix, Eli Hendrix V, and Aspen Schlomer.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Max J. Klueh, who she married on Oct. 15, 1949 and preceded her on June 14, 1989; her sisters, Gertrude Thompson and Ruby Harting; her brothers, John and Robert Harting; her granddaughter, Karri Shira; and her great-grandchild, Gannon Shira.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Monday at St. John Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Jane C. Quarterman

Jane C. (Bouvy) Quarterman, 86, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. 

She was born in Vincennes to Louis Bouvy and Theresa (Stangle) Bouvy on Sept. 19, 1933. She was a graduate of St. Rose Academy. 

She is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Morgan of Vincennes and Helen Brown of Robinson, Illinois; three children, Joe, Mardi and Kelly; as well as seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by husband, Sonny "Pat" Quarterman; a son, John; six sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be in Scottsdale, Arizona. Green Acres Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Rheta Sue Rowe

Rheta Sue Rowe, 85, Monroe City, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. 

She was born on Jan. 23, 1934, to Earl and Garnet (Williams) Cornelison. She graduated from Monroe City High School in 1952. Sue married Fred J. Rowe on May 15, 1955. She was employed first by Monroe City High School and then Harrison Elevator. She retired from Robinson Elevator after many years. Sue was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer. She was an active supporter of the South Knox Young Farmers while her husband was an agriculture teacher. She loved following the activities of her many nieces and nephews and their children.  She loved her community and the people in it. 

She is survived by her sister Gay Cornelison her brother, Curt Cornelison and his wife, Cathy; her sister-in-law, Margie Cornelison; her nieces and nephews, Pat Cornelison and his wife, Pam, Sue Ann Steinmetz and her husband, Don, Julie Edwards and her husband, Michael, Jason Benock, Jennifer Cox and her husband, Conway, and Ellen Benock; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Rowe, and her brother Allen Cornelison. 

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Knox Future Farmers of America or the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Harris Funeral Home.


Chambers, Micah Joe, died Nov. 15. Services: 2 p.m. today at Word of Life Church in Bicknell. Burial: Edwardsport Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: to the family to help defray funeral costs; you may do that by going to www.fredrickandson.com., clicking on Micah’s obituary and then clicking on crowd funding in the top right corner.

Ford, William D., died Nov. 16. Services: 7 p.m. CST today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation: 5 p.m. CST until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Lawrence County Humane Society. Condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Holscher, Rita Marie, died Nov. 17. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: St. Vincent Cemetery. Visitation: 3-7 p.m. today at the church. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice.

Snyder, Herman Carl, died Nov. 15. Services: 11 a.m. today at St. John's United Church of Christ. Burial: 3 p.m. on Friday at the Sandborn Cemetery. Memorials: St. John's United Church of Christ, 606 N. Fifth St.,Vincennes, IN 47591, or Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., Rock Island, IL 61201.

Steckler, Leonard F., died Nov. 15. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: National Parkinson’s Foundation, the Knox County Relay For Life, and the Salvation Army of Vincennes.


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