Thomas Edwin Elkins, Evelyn M. Burnworth-Wilson

Thomas Edwin Elkins

Thomas Edwin Elkins, 68, of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1950, in Vincennes, the son of Wayne and Bernice (Adams) Elkins. Tom served three years in the U.S. Army. He had an associate degree in bowling mechanics and was a certified nursing assistant.

He is survived by his daughters, Gabrielle Elkins of Urbana, Illinois, and Stormy Elkins of Evansville; four grandchildren, Trevor Edwards, Taylor Edwards, Delilah Dann and Jasper Dann; his siblings, Barbara Schneider, Rita Gladding and her husband, David, Debbie Napier and her husband, Ed, Kenny Elkins and his wife, Bicki, and Sheila Parker, all of Vincennes, and Linda Sanneman and Leesa Lyles and her husband, Charlie, both of Indianapolis; a sister-in-law, Barbara Elkins of Vincennes, a brother-in-law, Kenny Lehman of Central City, Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Donna Patterson, Becky Lehman, Pam Case, Gary Elkins and Mike Elkins, and brothers-in-law, Paul Patterson and Tony Sanneman.

Evelyn M. Burnworth-Wilson

Evelyn M. Burnworth-Wilson, 90, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born on Oct.24, 1928, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Roy B. and Ida M. (Anderson) Perry. Evelyn attended Lincoln High School, and was an avid Alices basketball fan. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the First Church of the Nazarene. Several years ago, she worked at Scott’s Drug Store in Bridgeport, Illinois.

Surviving are her children, Brenda Thompson and her husband, Tim, of Vincennes, Pat Burnworth and his wife, Janna, of Claremont, Florida, and Brent Burnworth and his wife, Linda, of Dallas, Texas; her grandchildren, Tyler Thompson and his wife, Amanda, Shelby Quarterman and her husband, Bryan, Erica Davis, Melissa Garrard and her husband, Tory, and Tara Kilps; and her great-grandchildren, Whittaker and Evelyn Thompson, Kyndall, Colton, and Brynnlee Quarterman, Emma and Cooper Davis, and Gracie and Levi Garrard.

Her parents; her first husband, Ken Burnworth; her second husband, George Wilson; her sisters, Helen Stewart and May Lou Slawson; and her brother, Bernard Perry, preceded her.

Friends may visit with Evelyn’s family from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Christian Church, 319 Broadway St. Her funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Rev. Martin Erich Knippa, 93 of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the United Methodist Village. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.

Richard "Dick" Sparenberg, 71, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Goodwin Funeral Home.  


Chesterfield, Georgena Sue, died May 6. Visitation: noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral home, Bicknell Chapel. Burial: Asbury Chapel Cemetery on May 18. Condolences:


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