Laura Dolores Duffey, Etta Marie Painter Pruitt

Laura Dolores Duffey

Laura Dolores Duffey, 75, of Linton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Laura Dolores Duffey

Laura Dolores Duffey

She was born in Vincennes on Jan. 2, 1945, the daughter of Emmett Austin Snyder Sr. and Helen Elizabeth (Green) Snyder. Dolores formerly worked as a registrar secretary at Vincennes University. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and working with her hands.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Dannie D. Duffey of Linton; a brother, Alan Francis Snyder and his wife, Sally, of Vincennes; a sister, Helen Virginia Pros of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; nieces and nephews Tyla Decker, Kendel Lashbrook, Eric Pros, Ryan Pros, Tom Kiesel, Erin Snyder, Jennifer Thomas, Mike Yuodzukinas, Bryan Yuodzukinas, Bart Benham, Duffey Lee Benham, and Denise Benham; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Emmett A. Snyder Jr.

Private family arrangements are being held by Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.

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Etta Marie Painter Pruitt

Etta Marie Painter Pruitt, 89, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Gentle Care Nursing Facility where she had lived for 10 years.

Etta Marie Painter Pruitt

Etta Marie Painter Pruitt

Etta was born on Jan. 7, 1931 to Cecil W. and Cleo R. (Richman) Neighbors. She graduated from Lawrenceville High School in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was a homemaker most of her life and loved her five children. Etta was a kind and gentle soul and lived a simple life. She always said her children were her greatest achievement in life — Bill is a farmer, John a heavy equipment operator, Joyce a family nurse practitioner, Linda is retired from Pendleton Woolen Mills and now a health care provider manager, and Beth, who is owner of Meeks Real Estate & Meeks Insurance.

She is survived by her children and their families, Bill Painter and his wife, Marge, of Lawrenceville, and their children, Andy Painter, Lori Fox and husband, Kevin, and Shelly Higginbotham and her husband, Randy, John Painter of Vincennes and his children, Shannon Eickhoff and her husband, John, and Eric Painter, Joyce Benjamin and her husband, L J, of Goodyear, Arizona, and their son, Joe Benjamin, Linda Cagle of Washougal, Washington, and her three children, Tonia Clark, Shawn Cagle and Chad Cagle, and Beth Meeks and her husband, Brent, of Vincennes, and their two daughters, Chelsea Meeks and Payton Meeks; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Nancy Hettich and Susie O’Dell, both of Lawrenceville, David Neighbors of Flat Rock, Illinois, Gracie Taylor of Maiden, Virginia, and Mary Lou Small of Olive Branch Mississippi.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Cecil W. and Cleo (Richman) Neighbors; siblings Helen Lee Jewell, Sally Painter, Jimmy Neighbors, and Chuck Neighbors; and a great-grandson, Gage Higginbotham. Her family also wishes to acknowledge Paul Pruitt, Etta’s second husband for 22 years, who passed away in 2006. Etta and Paul enjoyed a loving relationship.

A memorial service will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home officiated by Garth Whewell, pastor of Rising Sun Christian Church where Etta was a member all her life. Burial will be private, with only immediate family attending. The family would like to recognize the Gentle Care Nursing Facility where she lived for 10 years. Etta loved the staff who treated her like a queen. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Gentle Care Nursing Facility, 1202 S. 16th St., Vincennes IN 47591. Etta had been recently admitted to Heart to Heart Hospice, which the family would also like to recognize for their wonderful care.


Cavanaugh, Barbara Ann, died Nov. 7, 2019. Services: 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at The Harmony Society, 111 N. Second St..

Duesterberg, Virginia L., died Dec. 24. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Suite 810, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246; or the Daniel J. Duesterberg Scholarship Fund, in care of the Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Foreman, James C., Jr., died Jan. 16. Services: 8 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 5 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Sons of American Revolution or the All-Weather Firing Squad. Condolences:

Houck, Daniel Sr., died Jan. 15. Services: 1 p.m. CST on Saturday at the Emmons Macey Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Price Cemetery in Russellville, Illinois. Visitation: noon CST until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Miller, Patricia A., died Jan. 14. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home,521 Vigo St. Memorials: Schnauzer Rescue Group, 1930 King Richard Parkway, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Condolences:  

Small, Mary Jane, died Jan. 20. Services: noon on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Kirk Chapel Cemetery in Robinson, Illinois. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on at the funeral home. Condolences:

Tislow, Mary Jane, died Jan. 20. Services: 1 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Condolences:


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