Karen Sue Campbell, Garrett William Harper, Donald Ray Taylor, Barbara Wagner
Karen Sue Campbell
Karen Sue Campbell, 67, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and formerly of Vincennes, passed away of heart failure on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the University of New Mexico hospital.
She was born on Jan. 25, 1952 in Vincennes, the daughter of Eldon D. and Carol A. (Hess) Campbell. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970 and later graduated from Vincennes University. Karen worked in various jobs in Vincennes before moving to New Mexico. She then worked as a legal secretary in Las Cruses and Albuquerque. She left the office of attorney Stephen Curtis due to illness. Karen loved spending time with family and while in Vincennes enjoyed participating in the Old Town Players, making crafts and doing art projects.
Survivors include her son, Zachary L. Campbell of Albuquerque; her brother, Scott Campbell of Albuquerque; her sisters, Leslie Boger and her husband, Jack, Jenny Reno and her husband, Greg, and Melody King and her husband, Jim, all of Vincennes; seven nieces and eight nephews; and nine great-nieces and eight great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldon D. and Carol A. (Hess) Campbell, and a great-niece.
A private viewing took place on June 6 at Riverside Funeral Home in Albuquerque. A private ceremony will take place in Albuquerque on July 30. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Town Players.
Garrett William Harper
Garrett William Harper, 21, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1997 in Vincennes, the son of Jerry L. and Tina (Woodward) Harper. Garrett was co-owner and worked with his father, Jerry, for Harper’s Powder Coating. He was currently a mechanic for Hydro Chem in Robinson, Illinois. Prior to that, he worked for Cleveland Pest Control. He was a 2016 graduate of Red Hill High School where he ran track and played football. He was a 2018 graduate of Lincoln Trail College where he earned an associate degree. He enjoyed riding side-by-sides with his friends and family and he was known for organizing various riding events. To his friends he was known as BK. He enjoyed attending concerts with his sister, Sydni, driving his Duramax Diesel Truck and hanging out with his friends. Garrett was a loving person, with a contagious laugh and smile, was kindhearted and so full of life, and always the life of the party.
He is survived by his parents, Jerry L. and Tina (Woodward) Harper of rural Lawrenceville; a sister, Sydni Harper of rural Lawrenceville; grandparents Edra and Henry Creek of Bridgeport, Illinois, Harold Woodward of Lawrenceville, and Danny W. Bice of Lawrenceville; great-grandparent Pat Woodward of Vincennes; aunts and uncles Melanie and Ashley Hesler, Jamie and Allison Bice, Heidi and Ty Weaver, Chad Deckard, and Matt and Laura Deckard; a step-uncle, Jeff Bice and his wife, Brenda; cousins Blaine Hesler, Hayden Hesler, Wyatt Bice, Wyalan Bice, Richard Harper, Heather Harper, Danielle Deisher, Siara Worlds, Kallie Deckard, Jeff Bice, Chelsea Bice; and many family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Harold Woodward Sr., Linda Bice, Kathleen Creek and Frankie Woodward
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT on Monday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CDT on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sydni Harper College Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.
Donald Ray Taylor
Donald Ray Taylor, 81, of Washington, went to his heavenly home at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Don was born on July 30, 1937 in Washington, the son of John and Imogene (Browning) Taylor. He married Alice Kettery, and she preceded him in death. He then married Judy (Elgan) Leslie on Oct. 14, 2006, and she survives. Don was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School. He then continued his education, obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his master’s degree from Indiana University. After graduating from college Don accepted a position with the Washington Community School Corp. as a teacher and football coach. He then accepted a position with Lincoln High School, teaching and coaching football for several years before retiring in 1998. He was a member of Loogootee Christian Church as well as a past elder. Don was also a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Hadi Shrine, past President of Civitan International, past Lieutenant Governor of Civitan International and very active with Fellowship of Christian Athletes while he was at Lincoln.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Taylor of Washington; his daughter, Donna Taylor Bouchie and her husband, Jeff, of Wheatland; sons Stewart Taylor and his wife, Sherry, of Evansville, and Kent Taylor and his wife, Kim, of Jasper; step-sons Robert Leslie and his wife, Tricia, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Daniel Leslie and his wife, Betsy, of Terre Haute; his brother, Richard Taylor and his wife, Carolyn, of College Station, Texas; his sister, Jane “Smoot” Stevens and husband, John, of Washington; grandchildren Alex Taylor, Ben Taylor, Dr. Lindsey Taylor, Chelsea Taylor Seibert and her husband, Brent, Tanner Bouchie and his wife, Lauren, Madison Leslie, C.J. Leslie and Oliver Leslie; and great-granddaughters Harper and Millie Seibert.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Alice Taylor.
Friends may visit with Don’s family from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington. A celebration of life service for Don will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Raymond officiating. Don will be laid to rest in a private burial at Bethany Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hearts Hospice, 1314 E. Walnut St., Washington, IN 47501, or The Lohano Center for Advanced Medicine, 1314 Grand Ave., Washington, IN 47501. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Taylor family with arrangements.
Online memories may be shared with Don’s family and friends at www.goodwinsieversfh.com.
Barbara Wagner, 89, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Charleston, Illinois.
Barbara was born on Sept. 17, 1929 in Bridgeport, the daughter of Oliver and Anna (Degenhart) Recker. She married the love of her life, Vern Ray Wagner, on July 21, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2016. Barbara worked as secretary for Red Hill High School for several years, at a law firm in Charleston, for Whitco Chemical Company, and she sold real estate at Harry Rice & Associates. She was lifelong member of Bridgeport Christian Church and played the organ and piano for over 50 years. She loved to quilt and was a member of the Quilt Club that met at the Bridgeport Senior Citizens.
Barbara is survived by loving children Steven Wagner and his wife, Lila, of Newburgh, Joe Wagner of Charleston, and Debra Conlin of Allenville, Illinois, and Susan (Wagner) Mounce of Mattoon, Illinois; nine loving grandchildren, Jessica Wagner, Amber Edmonds, Casi Wanger, Brandy Wagner, Alexa Wagner, Nick Wagner, Joe Mounce, Andy Mounce and Brian Mounce, and six great-grandchildren, McKellen, Mallie, Owen, Liam, Camden, and Clara.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday at Glasser Funeral Home with Bill Cox officiating. Burial will be in the White House Cemetery in Bridgeport. Visitation will be 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials contributions may be made to the Bridgeport First Christian Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.glasserfh.com.
Cooper, Gary W., died July 2. Services: 3:30 p.m. CDT today at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 1:30-3:15 CDT on Saturday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Memorials: t. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.
Cunningham, Cheryl Ann, died June 26. Services: 2 p.m. today at Zion United Methodist Church. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.
Stellter, Charles Anthony, died July 2. Services: 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Bethany Cemetery in Washington. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.
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