William Abrams, Glory D. Daniels, Jacqueline P. Bilskie Lay, Donald Gene Morgan, William John Paul Stivers, James Michael Walters

William Abrams

William “Curly” Abrams, 86 of Oaktown died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

Survivors include two sons, Chuck Abrams and Jeff Abrams; two brothers, Tom Abrams and Stan Abrams; and a sister, Marilyn McCammon.

Per his request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation, 325 W. Northwood Drive, Sullivan, IN 47882.

Glory D. Daniels

Glory D. Daniels, 67, of Vincennes, died at 2:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

Survivors include her children, Tizzie Timberlake, Mary Renee Daniels, Williams Levell Daniels, and LeAnthony Andrew Daniels; her step-mother Gertrude Timberlake; and her step-sister, Sylvia Paige.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home.

Jacqueline P. Bilskie Lay

Jacqueline P. “Jackie” Bilskie Lay, 53, of Bruceville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospital with her family at her bedside.

Jackie was born on Jan. 4, 1966 in Vincennes, the daughter of Vincent Bilskie Jr. and Marilyn Horrall Bilskie. She was a graduate of North Knox High School and she received an associate degree from Vincennes University. She enjoyed having fun with her family and friends, and was always there to help anyone who needed help. She formerly attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her husband and best friend, Thomas L. Lay; her children, Kristen Stone and her husband, Nicolas, of Vincennes and Joshua Bilskie and his companion, Destiny Young, of Vincennes; grandchildren, Maleah Young, Bentley Young, Aria Young, Grayson Twitty, Kadience Stone and another on the way; her mother, Marilyn Bilskie, of Vincennes; a brother, Mark Bilskie, and his companion, Michelle Anderson, of Bicknell; her sisters, Kim Bilskie of Monticello and Karen Wheeler and her husband, Greg, of Goshen, Kentucky. 

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Vincent Bilskie Jr. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St., with Pastor Debbie Payne and Pastor John Moreland officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Good Samaritan Cancer Center. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist Jackie’s family during their time of loss. 

Online condolences can be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.   

Donald Gene Morgan

Donald Gene Morgan, 82, of Sumner, Illinois, died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

He was retired from Kelly’s Bandmill in Lawrenceville, Illinois and was a member of Claremont United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Tony Morgan; one daughter, Tammy Scott; one brother, Virgil Morgan; and one sister, Naomi Davis.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sumner City Cemetery.Visitation will be 1 p.m. CDT until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

William John Paul Stivers

William John Paul Stivers, 56, of Vincennes, died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

He worked at the Knox County Parks and Recreation Dept.

Survivors include his daughters, Amber Stewarts and Ashley Rolland; sons, Nathan Stivers and Michael Stivers; three brothers, Pete Mascee, Harvey Stivers and Arnold Stivers; and three sisters, Rosie Lathan, Linda Orr and Kathy Stivers.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St., with Rev. Phillip Easton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Monday at he funeral home.

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

James Michael Walters

James Michael Walters, 74, of Zolfo Springs, Florida, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

He was born on Nov. 2, 1944 in Sullivan to Arch F. and Arlie Oleta Bedwell Walters, and was a member of the Zolfo Springs community for 20 years, having moved from Indiana in 1999. James graduated Sullivan High School in 1962, and went on to join the U.S. Army. He also worked for Cinergy (formerly Public Service Indiana) for 32 years before his retirement. In his free time, he loved to travel and experience the outdoors through camping, and he especially loved to go with his beloved wife of 54 years, Maxine. James was also an avid gun collector and proud member of the National Rifle Association. James will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Papa. He took great pride in his service with the army from 1962-1965, and was a patriot through and through.

James is survived by his wife, Maxine Marie Shelton Walters; his daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Lotz and her husband, Kevin, of Cloverdale; his sons, Steven Walters of Louisville, Kentucky and Michael Walters and his wife, Mary, of Vincennes; two grandsons, Justin and Joshua Burdette; and twin great-granddaughters arriving in January of 2020 to Ginny and Kevin’s son, Joshua Daniels and his wife, Grayce.

A small service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Brookside Bluffs in Zolfo Springs. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Ponger-Kays-Grady have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.

PENDING

Phyllis M. Keys, 91, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2019 at at Colonial Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.

FUNERALS

Cozart, Donna Marie, died Sept. 17. Services: 2 p.m. today at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Thursday Church.

Hill, Mary Lou, died Sept. 18. Services: 10 a.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Sacred Heart Building Fund. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Parish, Larry E., died Sept. 16. Services: 2 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Tykal, Marcella A., died Sept. 18. Services: noon CDT today at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Lawrence County (Ill.) Public Library. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Wells, Donna Lea, died Sept. 18. Services: 10 a.m. CDT on Tuesday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

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