Don G. Baker, Garrett K. Reece, Robert Edward Whiting

Don G. Baker

Don G. Baker, 72, of Vincennes, passed away at his residence on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

He was born in Vincennes to Frank and A. Louise (Denton) Baker. Don had worked for Perdue Farms in Washington. A 1965 graduate of Wheatland High School, he was a member of the Wheatland United Methodist Church and for the last seven years a member of the First United Methodist Church in Vincennes. In his free time Don enjoyed bicycling, railroading, and history.

Surviving are a brother, Bob Baker, and his husband, Jack Melamed, of Bethesda, Maryland; and a sister, Martha Gentle, and her husband, Kenneth, of Austin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church, 411 N. Fourth St., with Rev. Matt Swisher officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of services on Friday at the church.

Garrett K. Reece

Garrett K. Reece, 89, of Vincennes, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at his residence.

Garrett was born on June 10, 1930 in Tazwell, Tennessee, the son of Garrett Kemp and Viola (Smith) Reece. He married Nancy Cummins on Aug. 10, 1996, and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2017. Garrett had worked in maintenance at Purdue University and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. He enjoyed life, woodworking and tinkering. Garrett also loved his dogs very much.

Survivors include his children, Linda Bowman, Gary Reece and his wife, Kellie, Kent Reece and his wife, Cathi, and Edward Reece; step-children Shelly Maurer, Paula Sanders, Raymond Cummins and his wife, Tabby, and Richard Cummins; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Garrett was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Kim Reece; and his siblings, Marie Bowlin, Nathan Reece, Henerita Bunch, Crestwell Hurst and Edward Reece.

Per Garrett’s wishes he will be cremated and there will be no public services. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Reece family with arrangements.

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Robert Edward Whiting

Robert Edward “Bob” Whiting, 71, of Vincennes, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

Bob was born on Aug. 26, 1948 in Portland, Maine, the son of Robert Henry and Catherine (Clark) Whiting. He married Lee Ann Thornberry Sims on Aug. 28, 1982. Bob enjoyed restoring and driving old cars. He was also an avid accordion player and loved his candy. He had been a truck driver for Boyd’s and Son for several years and most recently he drove for Bestway Express.

Survivors include his wife, Lee Ann Whiting of Vincennes; his children, Sarah Copp and her husband, Chris, of Vincennes, Craig Sims of Vincennes, Christopher Whiting and his wife, Whitney, of Vincennes, Brandon Whiting and his wife, Melinda, of Vincennes, Drayden Whiting of Vincennes, and Kayden Whiting of Vincennes; his sister, Phyllis Elliott of Vincennes; grandchildren Courtney Welage and her husband, Benjamin, Ally Sims, Eli Sims, Bianca Whiting, Landyn Whiting and Meela Whiting.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit with Bob’s family from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Whiting family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to Bob’s family and friends at


Boberg, Etta Mae, died Dec. 15. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bethel Church. Burial: Bethel Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Condolences:

Bolk, Patricia L., died Dec. 10. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2020 at Marquette Manor Senior Living, Indianapolis. Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services on Jan. 4 at Marquette Manor. Memorials: Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Foundation, 320 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Christian, Celia L., died Dec. 14. Services: 10 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: at


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