Howard A. Hill, Marjorie Lucille Thomas

Howard A. Hill

Howard A. Hill, 77, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

He was born on July 1, 1942 in Wheatland, the son of Ivan and Helen Haynes Hill. He graduated from Midland High School in 1961. He was a Vietnam War veteran and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the GM bus and truck division in 1992. 

He is survived by his children, Daniel Hill and his wife, Ann, of Vincennes, and Michelle Kuykendall of Indianapolis; his step-children, Sis Harrell of Plainfield and Robert Nicholas of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Danielle Hill, Brittany Snider, Ashley Marshall, Amber Leal, Nicholas Hill, and Marty McMahan; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Herbert Hill of Mooresville; and a sister, Peggy Palmer of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Steel) Hill; his parents; a son, Randy Jo Hill; a step-son, Wade Nicholas; a brother, Robert Hill; and a sister, Sona Hill.

A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be noon on Saturday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St., with Father Tony Ernst officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the members of Howard’s family during their time of loss. 

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Marjorie Lucille Thomas

Marjorie Lucille Thomas, 94, of Terre Haute, passed away at 1:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.

She was born in Terre Haute on Dec. 7, 1924 to Cary Franklin Landes and Louise McCullough Landes. Marjorie was a member of Northside Community United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, bowling and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Marjorie is survived by her three children, Mike Thomas and his wife, Sue Ann, Bill Thomas, and Patti Jo Brown and her husband Gary; seven grandchildren, Chris Thomas, William John Thomas and his wife, Carolyn, Susan Williams and her husband, Charlie, Colin Cress and his wife, Heather, Margie Kay Thomas, Michael Thomas, and Parker Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Emily, Cory, and McKinly Williams, Owen and Charlotte Cress, Silas Brown, and Marissa and Claudia; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Thomas Jr., who passed away April 12, 2004; a daughter-in-law, Patty Thomas; her special niece, Gladys Mason; as well as four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services for Marjorie will be11 a.m. on Friday at Northside Community United Methodist Church in Terre Haute with Rev. Clark Cowden and her grandson, Rev. Colin Cress, officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the church. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The WILL Center, 1 Dreiser Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzpatrick Funeral Home in West Terre Haute.

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Bateman, Marcella Ruth, died Sept. 27. Services: 11 a.m. today at West Morris Street Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: International Child Care Ministries, 770 N. High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Cardinal, Nan Parker, died July 23. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Family Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Worthington Cemetery in Worthington. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.


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