Brenda Ellen Deckard, Dolly Elaine Faith, Ayrol Ann Gibson, Alan Wilber Jordan, Leonard W. Kotlarsky, Gene A. Mezoe, Edward A. Robbins

Brenda Ellen Deckard

Brenda Ellen (Bump) Deckard, 54, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, at IU Health Bloomington.

Brenda Ellen Deckard

Brenda Ellen Deckard

She was born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, on Dec. 29, 1966, to Larry and Barbara (Cook) Bump. Brenda enjoyed camping, taking trips, going to the movies, playing games on her phone and reading. She also loved her cats and dogs. Brenda was currently working at Indiana University and had been for more than five years.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Tim Deckard; her parents; a sister, Becky Booe anqd her husband, Scott; nieces, Ashley, Caitlin and Abby Booe; sisters-in-law Ruth Riley and Theresa Cain; and brothers-in-law, George and Mike Deckard.

Brenda was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Florence Bump; her maternal grandmother, Naomi Cook; her mother-in-law, Sharon Simmons; and an aunt, Peggy Hammil.

The visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Funeral services will b 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with burial at Kinser Cemetery in Bedford. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in Brenda's name. 

Memories of Benda and online condolences may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Dolly Elaine Faith

Dolly Elaine Faith, 63, of Vincennes, died at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

She had worked at Gemtron.

Survivors include her children, John Faith, Matt Brown and Trish Price; and her siblings, George Faith, Nancy Ferguson, Frank Faith, Rosa Mischler, and Dave Faith.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Adam Cissell officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Trish Price for funeral expenses. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elaine Faith.

Ayrol Ann Gibson

Ayrol Ann Gibson, 88, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died Friday, March 13, 2020.

She owned and operated Delzells dress shop and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Cary; children, Deborah Holt, Laura Beth Zeller, Andy Herri and Caryn Gibson Fisher.

Funeral services will be 1 a.m. CDT on Wednesday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Alan Wilber Jordan

Alan Wilber Jordan, 60, of Vincennes, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

He owned and operated Affordable Vapor and Best Choice Vapor and was a attended Washington Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, April Jordan; his mother, Peggy Jane (Faith) Jordan; his brother, Richard Jordan; and his children, Sean Jordan, Damon Jordan, James Hill, Pamela Payne, and Richard Hill.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure Utt, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial will be in Oaktown Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Leonard W. Kotlarsky

Leonard W. Kotlarsky, 88, of Bicknell, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 14, 2020 while at Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Leonard W. Kotlarsky

Leonard W. Kotlarsky

Leo was born in Bicknell on May 3, 1931 to the late Mike and Ona Kotlarsky (Sherman). He retired from Cinergy after 43 years and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Indiana University fan. Leo enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Bicknell.

Leo is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Kotlarsky; his children, Lynn Fox of Worthington, Denise Anderson and her husband, Scott of Rising Fawn, Georgia, Beth Howard and her husband, Mike, of Owensville, and Kelly Cazzell and her husband, Tom of Boonville; his grandchildren, Leo and Dwight Foote, Jason, Eric, and Jared Fox, Logan Lee, Whitney Hunt, Kylie, and Justin Howard, Avery and Dalton Cazzell; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn (Wiley) Kotlarsky; two daughters, Lynn Foote and Lisa Kay Kotlarsky; and three brothers, Glenn, Robert, and Mike Kotlarsky.

Visitation will be  4-7 p.m. on Thursday, at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Seth Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Bicknell, 317 Washington St. Bicknell, IN 47512.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fredrickandson.com.

Gene A. Mezoe

Gene A. Mezoe, 81, of Sandborn, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

Gene Mezo

Gene Mezo

He was born on May 4, 1938 in Pinckneyville, Illinois, to Cecil and Nora Mae (Mifflin) Mezoe. Gene married his wife, Norma C. (Smith) Mezoe on June 23, 1989. Gene was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Sandborn Baptist Church. He worked for Anaconda Alcoa in Terre Haute until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed gardening, volunteering, and golfing.

Family left to cherish the memory of Gene include his wife, Norma; his step-children, David Sanders of Evansville, Cathy Twitty of Vincennes and Jean Gould and her husband, Gary of Jasonville; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Hulley ands her husband, Chet; one niece, Brenda Bemis; two nephews, Donnie Mann, Kenn Mann and two great-nephews, Ryan and Dustin.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service to honor Gene’s life will be 1 p.m. today at Sandborn Cemetery with Pastor Al Nieves officiating. Military graveside rites will be presented by the American Legion Post 22. There will be no public visitation. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Salvation Army, 6060 Castleway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Edward A. Robbins

Edward A. Robbins, 93, of Vincennes went to join his fellow World War II U.S. Navy shipmates aboard the LST 70 on Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was the last surviving sailor from the ship.

Edward Robbins

Edward Robbins

Edward Robbins

Edward Robbins

Ed was born on Jan. 2, 1927 in Akron, Ohio, to Hubert and Ruth Robbins. Growing up in Cleveland, he spent his summers working at the Indians ballpark. He would become a lifelong Cleveland sports fan and yes, even the Browns. As a 17-year-old student at East High School in Cleveland, he “misrepresented” his age in order to join the navy. Following basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Center in Chicago he was shipped to the China Sea. There he was assigned to the USS LST70 as a gunner mate. Nightly bombings by Kamikaze pilots and torpedoes were part of life. During one torpedo strike, 13 seamen were killed. He was fortunate to witness six U.S.Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Subsequent battles for Okinawa and the Philippines would ensue. In April of 1946 as the rank gunners gate 2nd class, he was discharged.

Ed returned to Ohio and earned an associates degree in accounting from Ohio University. But when the country needed him again Ed responded. During the Korean War he went back into the military but this time it was the army. He was promoted to platoon squad leader and was attached to the 443rd battalion in Germany. He had attained the rank of master sergeant upon his discharge. Ed proudly served his country when it was needed not just when it was convenient. 

Ed’s professional career consisted 30 years with the Western-Southern Life Insurance Company. He and his family relocated to Vincennes in 1966 and he retired as district manager over the Southwest Indiana Territory.  

He is survived by his daughter, Jill Feichter, and her husband Tom, Jan Wissel and her husband, Robert, and Penny Robbins; his step-daughter, Suzan Langlois and her husband, Charles; his step-son Scott Lenahan; granddaughters Linsey and Kendra Wissel, and Ashley Snead and her husband, Steve; his grandson, Andrew Feichter; step-granddaughter Jennifer Coursey and her husband, Rob; as well as three great-grandchildren and his long-time companion, Judith Cook.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Robbins; his parents; his brother, Howard Robbins; and his sister, Dorothy Brenner.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Graveside services will be 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Celebration of Life of Ed’s life and service to his country will take place at the Indiana Military Museum immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Indiana Military Museum.

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edward A. Robbins.  

FUNERALS

Brown, Richard F., died March 12. Services: 10 a.m. today at St. John Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Evans, Patty Sue, died March 5. Services: 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Fidler, Diana Marie, died March 11. Services: 10 a.m. CDT today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton. Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.Visitation: 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Condolences: www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

Marchino, Raymond A., died March 12. Services: 1 p.m. today at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Upper Indiana Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

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