Larry W. Hadley, Joe Purichia, John Richardson Thompson IV

Larry W. Hadley

Larry W. Hadley, age 73, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born June 13, 1946, the son of Lawrence S. and Dorothy E. (Johnson) Hadley. He married Jennie Mosher on Dec. 23, 1967, and she survives. Larry worked at Texaco Refinery for 11 years, Johnson Controls in Vincennes for three years, then Purdue Farms in Washington. He achieved his associate degree in liberal arts from Olney (Ill.) Central College. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jennie; his son, Shawn Hadley, of Lawrenceville; and one grandchild, Kalista Hadley.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents; one son, Anthony “Tony” Hadley; and one grandson, Collin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be 5f-7 p.m. CDT on Monday at the funeral home.

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Joe Purichia

Joe Purichia, 75, of Greenwood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Joe’s work was done and his rest was won.

Joe was born on Dec. 30, 1943, the sixth son of Angelo and Josephine Purichia, who preceded his in death, and the eighth child in a family of nine siblings. Joe graduated from George Washington High School in 1962. He went on to attend Butler University where he received a bachelor's degree, later returning to obtain a master's degree. While attending Butler as an undergraduate, Joe was a dual-sport athlete, playing both football as quarterback and basketball. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and a member of “Butler B-Men.”

After college Joe began teaching and coaching at Scecina Memorial High School. Seven years later he joined Brownsburg High School as a biology teacher, a coach and later a counselor. Joe had a love for helping others, which is why he pursued his counseling degree, which he obtained from Indiana University. In 1976 Joe accepted a position as head football coach and guidance counselor at Vincennes Lincoln High School, a position that would allow him to merge his love of football and his long held desire to help others. He would eventually leave Vincennes and complete his career at Washington High School. There he served as director of guidance.

Joe was active in his community and the larger football community. He was a past president of the Indiana High School Football Coaches Association. In his local community he was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Elks. For many years he was an advisor to the high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Joe was a member of the Roberts Park United Methodist Church. In his retirement he often volunteered for and enjoyed events at the church, and frequently served as usher at Sunday services.

Relationships with people brought Joe great joy in life. He enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with students, friends and family. He love playing golf, listening to '50s music, fishing, camping, backyard “farming” and going to the theater.

He is survived by his wife Janet (Mitchell) Purichia; his son, Jeffery Purichia and his wife, Terri, of New Albany; his daughter, Heather (Purichia) Malin and her husband, Greg, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; four granddaughters, Maggie, Anna and Grace Purichia and Lily Malin; his brothers, Michael, Carol and Steve; and one sister, Catherine.

Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Nick and Spiro; and his sister. Nula.

Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory-Greenwood Chapel. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Monday at Roberts Park United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Joe will be laid to rest at Washington Park North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Butler University Athletic Fund or Roberts Park United Methodist Church

John Richardson Thompson IV

John Richardson Thompson IV, 67, of Oaktown, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with his family at his side.

John was born on Nov. 27, 1951 in Vincennes, the son of Charles Elwood “Woody” Thompson and Betty Lou Keith Thompson. He was a 1970 graduate of North Knox High School and he attained an associate degree in diesel mechanics. He married Patricia Diane Stanczak on Oct. 9, 1971 and they made their life together for nearly 48 years until her death on June 25, 2019. He worked for Peabody Coal and John Jones Construction. He was an avid woodworker and loved to make toys for his family.

John is survived by his children, Jamie Thompson and Yvonne Amlett, of Terre Haute, Ryan Thompson and his wife, Corinna, of Harrison, Arkansas, Janeen Shoffner and her husband, Jason, of Fishers, and Tessa Hutson and her husband, Andrew of Paris, Illinois; his beloved grandchildren, Allyssa Thompson, Kelbie Thompson, Sabrina Thompson, Hallie Thompson, Julie Thompson, Nathan Botello, Michael Platt, Matthew Thompson, Nathaniel Shoffner, Katelynn Shoffner, Alexandra Shoffner, Easton Hutson and Cooper Hutson; his sister, Elizabeth J. “Libby” Gillespie and her husband, Thomas, of Kissimmee, Florida; and a brother, Charles Elwood “Chuck” Thompson II and his wife, Karen, of Attica, Ohio.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Patty, and his parents.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell with Father Simon Natha  officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Morris Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory the National Kidney Foundation.  Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Funeral Home is honored to assist the Thompson family during their time of loss.

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Linda C. Lane, 78, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at the Good Samaritan  Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. 


Bellinger, Patty M., died Sept. 6. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Condolences:

Bonds, Myrtle V., died Sept. 7. Services: 2 p.m. today at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences:


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