Wayman Milton Mahan, Ruth E. Simpson, Roger F. Small

Wayman Milton Mahan

Wayman Milton Mahan, 90, of Rushville, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospice in Greenfield.

Wayman was born on March 9, 1929 in Washington Township in northern Rush County, just south of Raleigh and west of Nipp's Mill, to Fred J. and Lois M. (Fry) Mahan. He attended the Raleigh and Webb schools, and in 1951 joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War. On a blind date in March of 1953 he met Marjorie J. Welage and they married on Nov. 7, 1953. Farming in Rush County was Wayman's life; he took pride in producing corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle and hogs.

During his lifetime, Wayman was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a volunteer fireman for Jackson Township VFD for many years. He served on the board of directors for the Mays National Bank and the Rush County Farm Bureau Co-op. Wayman was a Rush County commissioner for the northern district from 1987-1991 and with that was a member of the board of directors for Rush Memorial Hospital and ICAP. He also served on the board of directors for the East Hill Shrine Mausoleum until 2015. In March 2015, he flew to Washington, D.C. on the Indy Honor Flight. Wayman enjoyed traveling, farming, playing euchre, farming and farming.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; his daughter, Christy Hall and her husband, Doug; sons Tom Mahan and his wife, Colleen, Kevin Mahan and his wife, Julie, and Mike Mahan and his wife, Mindy, all of Rush County, and Wayman A. "Tony" Mahan of Vincennes; grandchildren Aaron Mastin and his wife, Trish, Andrew Mastin and his wife, Jessica, Emily Neal and her husband, Jacob, Jacob Hall, Brad Mahan and his wife, Sarah, Lauren Schaney and her husband, Chris, Kari McClellan and her husband, Clint, Kristin Scheumann and her husband, JD, Jennifer McDaniel and her husband, Jeremy, Douglas Mahan and his partner, Robert, Blake Mahan and his wife, Chrisitine, and Molly, Will and Tucker Mahan; and 13 great-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Wayman was preceded in death by a brother, Delmas C. Mahan in 1957.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church with Father James Brockmeier presiding. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at Moster Mortuary, where the Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, St. Mary Church Foundation or to the South Knox Education Foundation, 6116 E. Ind. 61, Vincennes, IN 47591. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

Ruth E. Simpson

Ruth E. Simpson, 86, of Vincennes, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Born on Feb. 2, 1933 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Roy and Pauline (Scott) Ice. Ruth was a 1951 graduate of Fritchton High School, and a 1954 graduate of the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many years in obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital, and then for Dr. Joe Humphreys at his office. Ruth also served as a nurse for the Red Cross. She attended the Wilson Creek Baptist Church, and later the Monroe City United Methodist Church. A Girl Scout leader, she also served as a Girl Scout Service Team Chairman.

Surviving are her children, Terry Zeabart and her husband, Greg, of Vincennes, Tammy Hansard and her husband, Bob, of Hampton, Tennessee, and Tracy Simpson of Vincennes; her sister, Alice Carrie and her husband, Raymond, of Monroe City; her brothers, Sylvan Ice and his wife, Janis, of Bicknell, and Bill Ice of Monroe City.

Her parents; her husband, James “Bill” Simpson; and her brother, Mervin Ice and his wife, Carla, preceded her.

Friends may visit with her family from 11 a.m. until the hour of services at 1 p.m. on Friday, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Animal Shelter or the Knox County Humane Society.

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

Roger F. Small

Roger F. Small, 77, of Monroe City, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019.

The son of Lawrence Boyd and Goldie Jewel (Belcher) Small, he was born on Jan. 21, 1942. Roger was a graduate of Monroe City High School and received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Purdue University. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Roger began his career as a land appraiser for the State of Indiana, and then farmed for the remainder of his life. Roger attended the First Church of God in Vincennes and belonged to the Monroe City Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.

Those surviving are his children, Eric Small and his wife, Itsuko Shibata Small, of Germany, Craig Small and his wife, Martha, of Monroe City, and Amy Culbertson and her husband, Ben, of Englewood, Florida; his brother, Ronald Small and his wife, Carolyn, of Monroe City; his sister, Judy Sutton and her husband, Tim, of Monroe City; seven grandchildren, Cole Small, Emily Small, Collin Small, Kassie Small, Julian Small, Blake Culbertson, and Brooklyn E. Culbertson; along with several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Julia Jane (Clifton) Small, who he married on Aug. 23, 1964 and who preceded him on Dec. 10, 2006.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Rev. Georg Karl officiating. Burial will be in the Hamline Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Roger F. Small.


Bilskie, Sherry Lou, died July 19. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Robert E. Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St. Memorials: Vincennes Animal Shelter. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Bohmeier, L. Jeanette, died July 28. Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at he funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com

Dixon, Micheal O., died July 26. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Condolences:  www.fredrickandson.com.

King, Barbara L., died July 28. Services: noon CDT on Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro, Kentucky. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. CDT today and 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Heartford House, c/o Hospice of Western Kentucky, or the Masonville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Condolences: www.glenncares.com.

Lambiotte, Elmer J., died July 24. Services: 10 a.m. today at the Old Cathedral Church, 205 Church St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorials: Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Pearce, Debra Kay, died July 26. Services: 11 a.m. on Thursday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St. Burial: Edwardsport Town Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences:  www.fredrickandson.com.

Wolfe, Terry R., died July 28. Services: 11 a.m. today at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Dubois. Burial: the church cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: St. Peter's United Church of Christ. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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