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|Ballard E. West, Jr. - April 18, 2014|
Ballard E. West, Jr., 95, of Spencer, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at IU Health in Bloomington. He was born July 25, 1918 in Freedom to Ballard and Opal (Messick) West, Sr. He graduated from Freedom High School. He retired after 30 years with Allison Diesel Motors where he was a Magniflux inspector. He was a member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Churches for 50 years. Ballard was also active in the Spencer Exchange Club as his...
|Norma (Swafford) Linneman - April 14, 2014|
Norma Carol Linneman, daughter of G.O and Jesse (Sager) Swafford, passed away April 14, 2014 at her home. She was born January 17, 1920 in Walton, IN. She was a graduate of Peru High School in 1939. She married Raymond E. Linneman, Dec. 15, 1940. They moved from Indianapolis to Cataract in 1973. They owned and operated the Corner Cupboard Antique Shop for 11 years before retiring. She was a member of Cataract Baptist Church.
|Wilma Jean Smith - April 12, 2014|
Wilma Jean (Seigle) Smith died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Moore, Oklahoma. Jean was a resident in the Gosport area for more than 25 years. She was the daughter of James and Leila (Stucy) Seigle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Bud" Smith; two brothers, James and Richard Seigle; a sister, Barbara (Seigle) Kaiser and a grandson, Timothy Martin.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary (Sandy)...
|William "Bill" Cole - April 11, 2014|
William Ira "Bill" Cole, Sr., of Bloomington (formerly of Spencer and West Lafayette) passed away at 11am, Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center and now is at rest in the loving arms of Jesus.
Bill was born in Linden, IN, on January 13, 1922 to Ira Cole, MD and Mabel M. (Biser) Cole. He was a 1940 graduate of West Lafayette High School and attended Purdue University for two years. He served in the Army Air Forces...
|Paula Marie Rotino - April 9, 2014|
Paula Marie Rotino, 46, of Spencer, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born in Bloomington on April 6, 1968 to William P and Darlene (Detty) Hughes. She was a 1986 graduate of Bloomington High School North. She later worked at Boston Scientific for 15 years. Paula enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.
Paula is survived by her fiancé, Gary Raper of Spencer; sister, Doris Childers of Bicknell;...
|Naomi (Strunk) Hannon - April 2, 2014|
Naomi Hannon, 86, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Owen Valley Health Campus. She was born June 29, 1927 to Charles and Ruby (Burtrum) Strunk. She came to bloomington in 1949 to start the first motel in Bloomington with her first husband, Millard Brown, the Shady Acres. She moved up north with Richard Hannon. She then moved back to Spencer from New London, MN in 2004. Naomi was very helpful in her church.
|William James Powell - March 31, 2014|
Devoted husband, father, and friend, William James Powell, born January 25, 1927, Milton, Indiana, departed peacefully to his heavenly promise, March 31, 2014 in Bloomington. He was preceded in death by twin sons, Steven and Stephan Powell; parents Harry and Naomi (Onstott) Powell; brother, Charles Powell; brother Harry Powell Jr.; and granddaughter, Rebekah Jean Parker.
He is survived by his wife of 63 1/2 years, Doris Jean (Vest )Powell of...
|Mary Rose Heaton - March 29, 2014|
Mary Rose Heaton, 86, of Paragon, formerly of Spencer, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at IU Hospice House. She was born April 11, 1927 in Marion County to Harry and Viola (Burch) Fulk. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and attended Paragon Christian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary Rose is survived by her daughter, Marsha Boler (Stanley) of Muncy, PA; two step daughters...
|Marilyn (Scott) McBride - March 28, 2014|
Marilyn McBride, a former resident of Spencer, passed away in Lee's Summit, Missouri on March 28th. Marilyn was born on November 3rd, 1935 to Ted and Elsie Leapley. She was a life-long resident of Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School. Marilyn married Fred McBride in August 1954. Marilyn worked in the Spencer-Owen School system for over 20 years making life-long friends of students and teachers alike. She was a member of Spencer...
|Ethel (Scott) Johnson - March 27, 2014|
Ethel I. Johnson, 91, of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Freedom passed away on March 27, 2014, at the Hospice Alliance in Racine. She was born on August 11, 1922, in Bicknell to Ray and Nora (Hord) Scott.
She was a 60+ year member of the Eastern Star and a long time member of the Freedom Baptist Church.
She was a devoted and very loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tom...
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