Annetta Kay Hoops, Harold R. Jackman, Howard J. Linder, Frederick L. Madden, Robert Leland Reeves, Joe A. Salter, Harold L. Smith, Joseph Franklin Swain

Annetta Kay Hoops

Annetta Kay Hoops, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Altenheim Nursing Home.

She was born July 31, 1942 in Indianapolis to Chester and Helen (Downey) Meeks. Annetta was a retired account executive with Phillip Morris. She enjoyed working out at the YMCA everyday. She had a love for dogs. Her greatest joy was her great-granddaughter, Amelia.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Byers and her husband, Randy, of Greenwood; her grandson, Andrew Blake Chanley of Franklin; her great-granddaughter, Amelia Mae Chanley; her sisters, Deanna Nickells, Cindy Williams, and Linda Kasel; and her brothers, Dave Williams and Timothy Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nancy Carson.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services in Shelbyville. Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Cocker at Funeral directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Hoops family.

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Harold R. Jackman

Harold R. Jackman, 93, of Sumner, Illinois, died on Friday, April 26, 2019.

He was a minister for over 50 years and a member of the Ste. Marie Pilgrim Holiness Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Larry R. Jackman, Stephen D. Jackman and Ronald P. Jackman; and three daughters, Carol J. Jackman, Sharon K. Black and Esther M. Devall.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday at the Beulah United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CDT today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Missions. Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Howard J. Linder

Howard J. Linder, 70, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Howard worked in the maintenance department for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Survivors include son, Scottie Linder; one daughter, Megan Plunkett; one brother, Robert Linder; two step-sons, Michael Oates and Joseph Oates; two step-brothers, Edward R. Tate and James L. Tate; and four step-sisters, Deloris Dunlap, Rosemary Wallesverd, Karen Crews and Peggy Tate.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in St. Francisville, Illinois. A Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. CDT today at the church.

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Frederick L. Madden

Frederick “Fred” Lee Madden, 79, of Attica, passed away at 6:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019, the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Fred, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Sumner, Illinois, on July 25, 1939. He was the son of the late Rev. Willard Kirkpatrick Madden, a Wesleyan minister, and Elva M. (Hill) Madden. As the son of a Wesleyan minister, Fred moved throughout the Midwest. He graduated from school in Wellington Springs, South Dakota. Fred was a master electrician for over 50 years. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and was an accomplished pianist. He formerly played piano for several gospel groups. In his later years he enjoyed working crossword puzzles. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He leaves behind four children, Mark Madden and his wife, Dina, of Seymour; Amy Jo Madden of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and twins, Michael Madden and his companion, James Bertrand, and Matthew Madden, both of Attica; and seven grandchildren, Andrew J. Madden, Abigail Frazier, Colin, Caleb, Lillian, Olivia and Ellen Madden.  

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Madden, along with two brothers, Robert and Richard Madden.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at a later date in St. Francisville, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Attica Community Foundation, P.O. Box 161, Attica, IN 47918

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Robert Leland Reeves

Robert Leland Reeves, 42, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Survivors include his parents, Robert Thomas and Natoma Reeves; his wife, Lori Kocher Reeves; three step-sons, Christopher Russell, Joey Cummins, and Josh Kocher; and a step-daughter, Kayla Rodgers.

Funeral services will be noon CDT today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

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Joe A. Salter

Joe A. Salter, 68, of Plainville, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Joe was born on Sept. 23, 1950 in Vincennes, the son of Duncan F. and Gertrude J Harrington Salter. Joe was a graduate of North Knox High School and joined the U.S. Air Force, serving 20 plus years and retiring as a master sergeant. He married Leila Miller on Nov. 27, 1971 and they would have been married 48 years come November. Joe was a member of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Bicknell He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a mentor to many children in Washington, helping to give them a hand in their futures.

He is survived by his wife, Lea Salter; their children, Ryan Salter of Lincoln, Nebraska and Tiffany Horton and her husband, Rob, of Jasonville; grandchildren Blake Salter and his fiancée, Melisa, Julia Horton, Savannah Horton, Leo Horton and Kenny Helderman; his great-grandchildren, Luca Horton and Grayson Horton; two sisters, Susie Bement and her husband, Wayne, and Cheryl Salter, both of Bicknell.

He was preceded by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with Father Donald Ackerman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in

Bicknell. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation or the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel is honored to assist the Salter family during their time of loss.

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Harold L. Smith

Harold L. Smith, 95, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

He was retired from Texaco and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Robin Smith, Scott Smith, and Curtis Smith.

Graveside services with military rites will be 11:15 a.m. CDT today in Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. CDT today, with Masonic rites at 10:45 a.m. CDT, at the Cunningham-Young Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville directly or through the funeral home.

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Joseph Franklin Swain

Joseph Franklin Swain, 90, of Arlington, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Vincennes.

He was born on April 26, 1929 in Posey Township in Rush County to the late Gernie and Mossilene (Hester) Swain. Joseph graduated from Arlington High School as valedictorian in 1947. He married Martha Belle Good on March 26, 1950 and she survives. Joseph and Martha worked the family farm until retirement. He was a life member of Blue River Wesleyan Church and was God's faithful servant. His memberships included Rushville Gideons and the Arlington Lion's Club. He and Martha enjoyed attending their sons' many activities, including 4-H and Purdue Glee Club concerts.

In addition to his wife, Martha, he is survived by his sons, Stephen Swain and his wife, Ann of Chalmers, Michael Swain and his wife, Suzanne, of Vincennes, Philip Swain and his wife, Sue, of Bluffton, James Swain and his wife, Debbie, of Vincennes, Robert Swain and his wife, Lisa, of Fishers, and David Swain and his wife, Julie, of Delphi; his grandchildren, Benjamin Swain and his wife, Julie, Jonathan Swain and his wife, Emily, Andrea Piper and her husband, Travis, Cara Bunte and her husband, Bryan, Julie Westgerdes and her husband, Lee, Allison Chalfant and her husband, Aaron, Shelby Myers and her husband, Isaac, Justin Swain, Rachel Swain, Laura Swain, Emma Swain, Mason Swain, Hayley Swain, Ally Imel and her husband, Andrew, ands Natali Mann and her husband, Carson; 14 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; and his sisters-in-law, Avonelle Good and Mary Helen Kaszynski.

Joseph is preceded in death by his brother, Walter Lee Swain and two infant grandsons.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Blue River Wesleyan Church with Rev. Aaron Marshall presiding. Burial will be held in Blue River Wesleyan Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit the family from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Moster Mortuary in Rushville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Blue River Wesleyan Church or Rushville Gideons in memory of Joe.


Linda Grover Holscher of Vincennes passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Arrangements are pending.

Wesley R. Tumey, 73, of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, April 28. Arrangements are pending at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.


Byrer, Michael Trent, died April 25. Services: 11 a.m. today at the Word Of Life Church, 7144 N. Russell Drive, Bicknell. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: Word Of Life building fund. 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. today at Memorial Park Cemetery.


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