Frank E. Bowman, Michael Trent Byrer, Robert Wayne Dick, Carlene J. Harrison, Curtis F. Hatton

Frank E. Bowman

Frank E. Bowman, 92, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Terre Haute. 

He was born on Sept. 23, 1926 to Delos Bowman and Clara Bowman (Copeland). Frank graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944 He married Mary Alice Cox in 1949. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Theater. He was a career banker for 40 years at American National Bank in Vincennes. Frank was involved in many things; he was a lifetime member of the Vincennes Elks, Harmony Society, and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed live bait fishing for crappie and bass. One of his favorite fishing friends was Jack Nelson, who is now deceased. Frank was a great fan of the Indiana University men's basketball team and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the Vincennes Jaycees, and when mustered out at age 35, formed a group called Mark V of former Jaycees that built and ran a houseboat called “The Rooster” which traversed the Wabash and Ohio rivers, traveling to Evansville twice. Frank was also a member of First United Methodist Church. In 1992 Frank and his wife moved to Fort Myers, Florida, where he enjoyed playing golf. He belonged to the San Carlos Golf Club and attended Estero United Methodist Church.

Frank is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Bowman; children Jerry, Julie, and Jeff; as well as his grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Frank's final wishes, cremation has been chosen with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. DeBaun Funeral Homes will be assisting with the arrangements.

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Michael Trent Byrer

Michael Trent Byrer, 41 of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1977 in Vincennes. Michael was a member of the Word Of Life Church, and the International Association of the Bridge Structural Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union. He worked at Wabash Steel, and formerly worked for Peabody Coal Company and Essex wire.

Michael is survived by his wife, Misty Byrer of Vincennes; his father, William Byrer and his wife, Karen, of Bicknell; his daughter, Mikayla Byrer, of Vincennes; his sister, Marci Hooks, of Vincennes; his brother, Joshua Byrer, of Vincennes; his step-sister, Sarah Rehwald and her husband, Nick, of Bicknell; and his step-brother, Jacob Williams and his wife, Becky, of Oaktown.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Owens; an infant sister, Brandi Byrer; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Word Of Life Church, 7144 N. Russell Drive Bicknell. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Word Of Life building fund. Fredrick and Son Mc Clure Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled arrangements.

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Robert Wayne Dick

Robert Wayne Dick, 77, of Bicknell, died on Friday, April 26, 2019.

He was retired from the Gibson Generating Station and a member of the Mariah Creek Christian Church.

Survivors include his sisters, Paula Wise and Dian Dotson.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Monday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel, with Pastor Matt Hoffman presiding. Burial will be in Mariah Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Freelandville Community Home, 310 W. Carlisle St. Freelandville, IN, 47535. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel handled the arrangements.

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Carlene J. Harrison

Carlene J. Harrison, 72, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born on May 7, 1946 in Vincennes to Ora Carl and Flora Nadine (Schumate) Shorter. Carlene was a homemaker and a member of the Bunker Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing in the church and at various nursing homes and senior centers.

Those surviving to cherish Carlene’s memories are her sons, Carl Harrison and his wife, Leslie, of Princeton, and Paul Harrison and his wife, Donna, of Richmond; her sisters, Joan Plott of Mount Vernon and Janice Tapley of Vincennes; along with her grandchildren, Logan Harrison, Luke Harrison, and Viola Harrison.

Preceding her in death were her father, Ora Carl Shorter; her mother, Flora Nadine Gearard; her brother, Gary Shorter; and her sister, Georgia Cantwell.

A Celebration of Carlene’s Life will be 1 p.m. on Monday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Jay Howder officiating. Burial will be in the Oaktown Cemetery.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home.  Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carlene Harrison.

Curtis F. Hatton

Curtis F. Hatton, 54, of Linton, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Indianapolis.

He was born on June 29, 1964 in Monroe City to Frank and Sue-Ellen (Pilz) Hatton. Curt was a member of the South Knox Class of 1982, Indiana State University Class of 1987, Linton Elks 866, where he was a trustee, and Vincennes Moose 281. He was also a member of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, having served many years on the Freedom Festival Task Force and was the recipient of a Citizen of the Year Award. Curt was vice-president of Citizen’s National/Regions Bank in Linton and was an agent for Burkhart Insurance in Vincennes. He enjoyed being a basketball referee for the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Family left to cherish Curt’s memory include his parents, Frank and Sue-Ellen Hatton of Monroe City; two daughters, Chondra Hatton and Anissa Hatton, both of Indianapolis; his beloved dog, Dolly; one sister, Susan McFarland, and one niece, Amber McFarland, both of Monroe City.

Curt was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Helmuth and Vera Maude Pilz; paternal grandparents Sheridan and Ressie Hatton; and his brother-in-law, Matt McFarland.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with J.D. Rose officiating. Curt will be laid to rest in Royal Oak Cemetery in Bruceville. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Linton Elks Lodge 866 Christmas Basket Program. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. All arrangements were entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton.

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Anita Kay Linder, 65, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.

Joe A. Salter, 68, of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Vincent hospital in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel.


Benefiel, Philip Baker, died April 7. Services: 1 p.m. CDT today at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Cra-Wa-La V.I.P. or the Chicago Area Project. Condolences:

Cibak, Janice, died April 24. Services: 4 p.m. today at the Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, Washington. Visitation: 1 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

Coomer, Donna L., died April 19. Services: 3 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences:

Flummerfelt, Joseph, died March 1. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: University of Illinois School of Music Advancement, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 for “Joseph R Flummerfelt Graduate Choral Music Fund,” or DePauw University, Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center, 201 E Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135, for the “Joseph Flummerfelt Endowed Music Scholarship.”

Frayer, Kevin J., died April 25. Services: 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ozburn, Vincent John, died April 20. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. CDT today at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Condolences:


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