Byron Nicholas Brumfiel, Theresa Chambon, Emma Lou Deckard, Eldon E. Parker, Connie Sue Turner

Byron Nicholas Brumfiel

Byron Nicholas Brumfiel, 38, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

He worked for Hershey in Robinson, Illinois.

Survivors include his father, Byron F. “Barney” Brumfiel; his mother, Jeanette Brumfiel; a sister, Chelsea Richardson; and a brother, Aaron Bahr.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. CST today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4 p.m. CST until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Theresa Chambon

Theresa “Joyce” Keane Chambon, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born in Gary on Jan. 27, 1936 to Nick Ross and Elvira (Cesario) Ross. Joyce worked at the Indiana University Alumni Office and retired from the registrar's office at Vincennes University

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Keane Wagner and her husband, Tim, of Bloomington; one son, William "Bill" Keane and his companion, Tracy Fields, of Bloomington; two grandsons, Nick Ackerman of Bloomington and Zack Wagner of Bloomington; and two nephews, Andy and Chris Ross.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Chambon, and brother, Lou Ross.

Funeral services were Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Grant Quimby officiating. Entombment was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Emma Lou Deckard

Emma Lou Deckard, 77, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

She worked at West Grove as a caretaker and was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include six children, Cara Lee King, Jeannie Kay Shick, Stacie Lynn Guite, Ronnie D. Deckard, Larry Joe Deckard, and Steven Craig Deckard; three brothers, Bernie Joe Griggs, Roger Griggs and Mark Griggs; and three sisters, Gloria Goff, Gaye Abel and Jerrie Owens.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. CST today at the White House Cemetery. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Eldon E. Parker

Eldon E. Parker, 98, of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at his home.

Born on Nov. 14, 1921, in Monroe City, he was the son of Corbett and Leona Belle (Cooper) Parker. Eldon was the owner of Parker Auto Parts. He was a member of Vincennes Masonic Lodge No. 1, where he had received his 75-year pin. Other memberships included the VFW, Eagles, 40et8, and the Harmony Society. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Surviving are his sons, Steve Parker and his wife, Shari, of Vincennes, and Kenny Parker and his wife, Karen, of Vincennes; his companion and caregiver, Barbara Toliver of Olney, Illinois; his grandchildren, Kaley Johanningsmeier and her husband, Grant, of Haubstadt, Laura Parker of Vincennes, and Jared Parker of Vincennes; a step-grandson, Brant Schaefer and his wife, Sarah; his great-grandchildren, Lillian, Eddyn and Charleee Johanningsmeier; and a step-great-grandchild, Nicholai Schaefer.

His parents; his wife, Louise D. (Benjamin) Parker; and his brothers and sisters preceded him.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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

Connie Sue Turner

Connie Sue Turner, 67, of Monroe City, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1952 in Knox County to Richard Wayne and Betty Ann (Shoultz) Lanning. Connie worked in civil service in Norfolk, Virginia, and also for Wabash Valley Food Services. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, and was a member of the VFW Post 1157 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Turner, who she married on Dec. 16, 1978; her daughter, Stacy Rothwell and her husband, Larry, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; her two grandchildren, Carson and Grace Rothwell; her sister-in-law, Lois Lanning, of Vincennes; two nephews, Brian Lanning of Vincennes and his family, and Jeffrey Lanning of Nashville; and an aunt, Nancy Battleson of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Michael Turner; and a brother, Steve Lanning.

Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., where a VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Hamline Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Connie Turner

FUNERALS

Deerhake, Marvin William, died Nov. 27. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at the First Church of New Knoxville, Ohio. Burial: Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in New Knoxville. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: First Church of New Knoxville, 200 W. Bremen St., New Knoxville, OH 45871.

Jordan, Norma Louise, died Nov. 24. Services: 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church, 2625 Wabash Ave. Visitation: 2-5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the church. Memorials: Compassion International. 

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