Edward F. Bradshaw, Ruth Hendricks, Thomas L. Osterhage

Edward F. Bradshaw

Edward F. Bradshaw Jr., 78, of New Braunfels, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

He was the husband of Ginger (Carlisle) Bradshaw. He was born on June 2, 1940, in Vincennes, the son of the late Edward F. Bradshaw Sr. and Lurene (Coy) Bradshaw. After serving in the U.S. Army for three years during the Vietnam War, Ed worked as a machinist and tool and die maker for most of his life. He retired in 2007. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, movies and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, he also leaves behind a daughter, Sandy Moran of Monroe City; a step-son, Chris Johnson and his wife, Dana, of Bartlett, Tennessee; a sister, Irene Lynchesky and her husband, Bill, of Havelock, North Carolina; two grandchildren; and his nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-son, Craig Matthew Johnson.

There is no funeral or memorial service planned at this time. The family suggests a donation to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Ruth Hendricks

Ruth Hendricks, 83, of Vincennes, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

She was born Dec. 3, 1935 in Vincennes to Allen and Anna (Hawkins) Fisher. Ruth was a homemaker and loved organizing and cooking the family holiday dinners. She attended the Ridgecrest Baptist Church for many years. 

Surviving are her husband, Gerald Hendricks, whom she married on Aug. 3, 1955; her sons, Ron Hendricks and his wife, Vickie, of Vincennes, Rick Hendricks of Vincennes, and Brent Hendricks and his fiancée, Motoko Walker, of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Ron Hendricks Jr. Amanda Traxler, Mindy Mennel, Lindsey Hendricks, and Ashley Hendricks; along with 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Pastor Walker Hatton officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Thomas L. Osterhage

Thomas L. Osterhage, 87, of Maryland Heights, Missouri, died on Friday, April 12, 2019.

He was born on March 13, 1932 in Vincennes. His grandfather was G.F. Osterhage, and he and his uncle operated the once famed G.F Osterhage Lumber Company after his father, Karl, passed away.

Thomas is survived by his four children, Bradly, Rodney, Janis and Sara; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thomas was preceded by his wife, Carolyn, and his parents.

A private celebration of life was held by the family. Cremation services were provided by St. Louis Cremation.


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.


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.”

Hoops, Annetta Kay, died April 28. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, Shelbyville. Burial: Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Camp Cocker at https://donorbox.org. Condolences: www.murphyparks.com.

Jackman, Harold R., died April 26. Services: 10 a.m. CDT today at the Beulah United Methodist Church, Sumner, Illinois. Burial: Sumner Cemetery. Memorials: Pilgrim Holiness Missions. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Linder, Howard J., died April 24. Services: 10 a.m. CDT today at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery in St. Francisville, Illinois. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Salter, Joe A., died April 25. Services: 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Bicknell. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel,

Bicknell. Memorials: Gary Sinise Foundation or the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Swain, Joseph Franklin, died April 28. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Blue River Wesleyan Church, Arlington. Burial: Blue River Wesleyan Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Moster Mortuary in Rushville. Memorials: Blue River Wesleyan Church or Rushville Gideons.


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