Peggy L. Buchanan, Mary Davis, Linda C. Hancock, Max G. Keller, Max Ray Kixmiller

Peggy L. Buchanan

Peggy L. Buchanan, 50, of Bicknell died on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. 

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Bratcher, Peggy Willoughby, and Triumph Ann Hammers; one brother, Bobby Willoughby Jr.; and one sister, Tina Cardwell.

Services are private but you may leave the family an online condolence at Arrangements entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home.

Mary Davis

Mary “LaReta” Davis, 94, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

She was a farm wife.

Survivors include one son, Dale Davis; and two daughters, Sheryl Hobbs and Mary Lou Tucker.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Burial will be in the Waggoner West Cemetery. Visitation will be noon CDT until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Chauncey Community Club.

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Linda C. Hancock

Linda C. Hancock, 77, of Vincennes, passed away at 1:12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at GentleCare of Vincennes.

She was born on March 14, 1942 in Vincennes to Clarence “Buck” Ivers and Cora (Greemore) Ivers. Linda enjoyed stitching, cooking, and gardening. She loved her home and enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren in her home as their family and friends were always welcome and where she cooked meals for them among other things.

Surviving are her children, Jennifer Jones Lee of Wheatland, Jerry Jones and his wife, Becky, of Monroe City, Johnna Shepard and her husband, Gene, of Monroe City, and Brock Hancock and his wife, Brenda, of Wheatland; her grandchildren, Christopher Lee and his wife, Michelle, Mollie Bilskie and her husband, Dan, Katie Bishop and her husband, Steve, Maisie Stafford and her husband, Nicholas, Tifty Courtney and her husband, Brian, Kyle Foley, and Sydnie Lyn Hancock; nine great grandchildren; and a sister, Susie Young of Vincennes.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, James “Mick” Hancock, who she married on April 1, 1967 and who preceded her on Jan. 11, 2015; and brothers and sisters Alva Ivers, Burdette Raney, Betty Beard, Jack Ivers, Donald Ivers, Shirley Ivers, Vera Hawkins, and Gayle Ivers.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Rev. Don Fausnaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Donor Network at

Max G. Keller

Max G. Keller, 81, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

Born on July 16, 1938 in Bruceville, he was the son of Robert Keller and Viola Thomas Keller. He graduated from Bruceville High School in 1956 and went to Vincennes University, where he played basketball. He married Sally Downey Keller on July 23, 1960 at the Bruceville Christian Church. She passed away Aug. 11, 2017.

Max loved to play pool and enjoyed teaching others about the game. He enjoyed sports, especially Indiana University basketball. He liked crosswords, corny humor, enjoying time with family and was a very good cook. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1963. Starting in 1963 he went to work at Indiana Bell and worked his way up until retiring in 1993, by which time it was known as Ameritech. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Crawfordsville.

Surviving family includes his son, Keith Keller of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Karen Keller of Noblesville and Kathy Lee of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren, Eliza, Joshua, Alison and Kaitley.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home led by Pastor Darla Goodrich. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery South. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Indiana Office, Suite 100, 5635 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278. 

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Max Ray Kixmiller

Max Ray Kixmiller, 82, of Freelandville, passed away on Thursday Sept. 12, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Max was born on Nov. 13, 1936 in Freelandville, the son of Alvin and Alma Held Kixmiller. Max was a 1954 graduate of Freelandville High School and graduated from Vincennes University in 1956. He then enrolled in Purdue University pursuing a engineering degree but his love of farming brought him back to his roots. He married Sara Ackman on Sept. 1, 1956 and they made their life together for 63 years. He was a member of Bethel Church, a lifetime member of the Elks where he served as Exulted Ruler, district deputy and was the treasurer at Bicknell Lodge No. 1421. He served his community of Freelandville as a past board member of Freelandville Community Home, Freelandville Water Association and the Freelandville Improvement Association. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His smiling demeanor was a gift to anybody who knew him.

Max is survived by his wife, Sara Kixmiller; their children, Curtis Allen Kixmiller and his wife, Patty, of Freelandville, John Paul Kixmiller and his wife, Cathy, of Bruceville, and Jeffrey Ray Kixmiller of Freelandville; his grandchildren, Lyren Holstein and her husband, Chris, Alex Kixmiller and his wife, Lindsay, Amanda Dettloff and her husband, Mike, Kameron Kixmiller, Katie Kixmiller and Ian Kixmiller; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Clinkenbeard and her husband, John H. Clinkenbeard, of Edwardsport.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethel Church in Freelandville with a service conducted by Pastor Mike DeCoursey. The Elks will conduct a memorial service following Pastor Mike’s service. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Wednesday at the church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, IL 60614-2256, to help provide funds for continuing the community work of the Elks. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Homes are honored to assist the Kixmiller family during their time of loss.

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Green, Robert D. Jr., died Sept. 7. Services: 4-9 p.m. on Friday at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Memorials: 24 Foundation, the American Diabetes Association. Condolences:

Hacker, Marvin Joe, died Sept. 13. Services: 10 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church, 707 N. Eighth St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society, or Kindrid Hospice.

Hadley, Larry W., Sept. 11. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Condolences:

Lane, Linda C., died Sept. 12. Services: noon on today at the Old Cathedral Catholic Church, 205 Church St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until noon today at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Old Cathedral Maintenance Fund. Condolences:


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