Kenneth Edward Ellis, 78 of Edinburgh, passed November 15, 2023. He was born December 24, 1944, in Wayne, Michigan to the late Jesse and Aleva (Jones) Ellis. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rita Kay (Myers) Ellis; and sons, David Ellis of Waverly IN, Brian (Cathy) Williams of Southport IN and their two children Astin (Moe Childs and sons Cohen and Caden) of FA, and Nick Williams and daughter Chloe of Franklin, Barry Willliams (Ena Johnson) of Fishers and Bruce Williams of Charlotte, NC, sisters Patty (Ken) Fair and Betsy Ellis of Greenwood.
He had a long and varied work career in family farming, surveying, the Loogootee school corporation, plumbing, electrical and HVAC, Joe Neal and sons Plumbing, steamfitter International Harvester culminating in manufacturing management for Case Cummings in Whitaker, NC, His own business of K&T Commercial Painting Services, returning to Cummins in Columbus and finally full circle to Navistar Indianapolis. In pre-retirement 18 months contractually with Continental Tire NC and post-retirement he and Rita worked in motor coach sales while living in Statesville, North Carolina. They often wintered in Mississippi, The Keys, NC, and Arizona.
Kenny was a proud Shriner and awarded many times for his philanthropic endeavors.
Kenny's hobbies included first and foremost music. He entertained in his later years as a karaoke host and performer, preceded by decades as "the leader of the band", of his own band and live music venue.
There will be no formal services as he orchestrated his own celebration of life on his own terms, power and choices months before his demise.
The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation be made to the Shriners Children's Organization, Hospice of Columbus IN, or any worthy cause of your choosing. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Carol E. Davis, 61, of Columbus, passed away November 8, 2023. She was born August 16, 1962, in Columbia, Kentucky to the late Earl and Mable Mcqueary Vincent. She married Jeffrey L. Davis on July 25, 2005, and he survives. Carol was loved by her family and friends, and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was employed for many years by Lear Corporation in Edinburgh. Other survivors include her son Dillon Davis, of Columbus; daughters, Tanya (Greg) Fetter, of Edinburgh, and Tiffany (Richard) Haynes, of Columbus, brother, Junior Vincent, of Edinburgh; sisters Cathy (Denny) Streeval, of Edinburgh, Karen Reynolds, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, and Angela (Dale) Craig, of Edinburgh; and grandchildren, Courtney, Everett, Ethan, and Talia. Reverend Randy Denton will conduct a funeral service at 12:00, Noon, Monday, November 13, 2023, at Who So Ever Will Community Church in Edinburgh. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., until the service at the church. Private cremation will follow.
Teresa F Lee-Burton 63 of Edinburgh, passed away October 13, 2023. She was born December 1, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana, to the late Darrell and Violet “Vicky” (Bailey) Burton. She married Buford Dale Burton on July 30, 1987, and he preceded her in death on April 26, 1995. She married Kenneth “Skip” Lee on August 12, 2012, and he survives. Other survivors include her son Darrell (Elizabeth) Burton, of Edinburgh, and her daughter Pam (Jeremy) Steinke, of Franklin, Indiana; Step-sons, Randy Burton, of Edinburgh, and Brandon (Brittany) Lee of Peoria, Indiana; and a step-daughter, Danielle Lee, of Edinburgh; and several grand kids, and several great grand kids; and several nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her step-sons, Buford Dale Burton Jr. (Pete), Toby Ray Burton; her brothers, Danny Burton, and William “Bill” Burton; and her sisters, Brenda Owens, and Yolanda Burton. Teresa was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, wife, cousin, and friend, who was loved by her family and friends, and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. Rev. Ricky Burton will conduct the funeral service at 12:00, Noon, Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the Who So Ever Will Community Church, where she was a member. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Ronald E. Smith, Sr., passed away October 11, 2023. He was born February 16, 1947, in Edinburgh to the late Delmer Guy and Lida Irene Caldwell Smith. He was married to Norilyn Albinda Smith on August 21, 2004, and she survives. Other survivors include his sons, Ronald E. (Joeli) Smith, of Greenfield, and Donald E. Smith, of Edinburgh; daughters Arlene D. (Joe) Stuart, of Westport, and Sheenna Lynn Smith, of Edinburgh; brothers, Ernie (Judy) Smith, of Edinburgh, and Freddie (Brenda) Smith, of Edinburgh; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild, due in January. He was also preceded in death by his brothers James Delmer Smith and Harold Smith; and sister Linda V; and 1 grandson, Dustin Lee Smith. Ronald spent his life as a mechanic and truck driver. Throughout his life he loved spending time with family. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and going to car shows and the races. After retirement he traveled to Philippines and loved watching old western movies. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Christ Fellowship Church, Edinburgh. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Pamela Sue Streeval, 71, of Edinburgh, passed away September 29, 2023. She was born June 26, 1952, in Columbus, Indiana to the late Osbie Streeval and Mable Roller Briddle. Pam was the kindest person one could ever meet. Her sons were used to hearing from people who their mother had helped. They would say, “. . . if it wasn’t for your mom.” She loved to help others in need—people who were broken, or, lost, or hungry. She touched countless lives. She is survived by her sons, Andrew (Tonya) Streeval, of Nineveh, Glenn Garrett, of Edinburgh, and Nathan Garrett, of Edinburgh; brothers Charles (Barbara) Streeval, of Edinburgh, Timmy (Mickey) Streeval, of Nineveh, Jimmy (Monica) Streeval, of Edinburgh, Kevin (Cindy) Streeval, of Edinburgh; sisters, Deborah (Larry) Sluder, of Tennessee, and Sharon Fultz, of Taylorsville; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and honorary mother to Lawrence Turnbloom, of Edinburgh. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Larry, Donald, and Osbie Streeval; and sisters Phyllis Chandler, Linda Evans, and Nancy Burton. Services will be 12:00, Noon, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Who So Ever Will Community Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Frieda Mae Williams, 78, formerly of Marshall, Illinois, passed away September 9, 2023, in Columbus, Indiana where she has lived the past few years. She was born August 7, 1945, in Terre Haute, to the late Walter Fred and Lucy Martina (Goucher) Nenneman. She graduated from Wiley High School in Terre Haute, and then from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Her first teaching job was in Kankakee, IL. She married Lance Aaron Williams in December 1968, in Biloxi, Mississippi, and he survives. They moved to Hastings, NE where she taught 5th and 6th grade. She is survived by her daughter Shauncee (Larry) Johnson, of Columbus; son Chancelor (Angela) Williams, of Woodlands, TX; grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, and Ashleigh Johnson, and Tinley and Gage Williams, and sister, Mary Lavey, of Terre Haute. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Nenneman. Frieda was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Her interests included ballroom dancing, spending time outside in nature at her home, tending to her many flower gardens, and anything to spoil her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be 6:30 PM, Thursday, September 14, at St. Louis Crossing Church, 6271 E 800 N Columbus, IN 47203. Pastor Tim Dillingham will officiate the service along with Frieda’s grandsons Jordan and Jacob. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until the service at the church. Private
burial will be at Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Paul Edward Carman, 61, of Columbus, passed away August 21, 2023. He was born April 30, 1962, in Anderson, Indiana to the late Joe R. and Donna M. (Walker) Carman. He is survived by his son Joseph Owen Carman, of Columbus. He was a truck driver for many years. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Private arrangements were entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Danielle Renae Mills, 34, of Columbus, passed away, August 16, 2023. She was born May 8, 1989, in Columbus to Marvin and Patricia Russell Mills. She was a graduate of Hauser High School where she was a cheerleader through all four years of high school. She was a member of St. Louis Crossing Methodist Church and was formerly part of Hartsville Church of Christ. Danielle loved spending time with her family. She attended concerts with her dad and enjoyed playing on softball teams with her brother. She was a shopper and she particularly liked ½ off day at Goodwill, shopping there with her mother. The Clifford fish fry, 80’s and 90’s music, her Jeep, being an aunt, and being the center of attention were all things that she enjoyed with the many friends and family members that she shared her life with. She is survived by her parents; her sons, Byeren, Baereyen, and Bynette; and her brother, Jason (Heaven Butler, Mills, of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her nieces, Haven and Kadantz. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, at St. Louis Crossing Methodist Church. Pastor Tim Dillingham and Pastor Brad Douglas will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2023 at the church. Interment will be in Hawcreek Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Jason L. Whetstine, 51, of Franklin, passed away on August 10, 2023. He was the first of five siblings born on June 2, 1972, in Franklin, Indiana to parents Nicolas Eugene Whetstine and Jennifer Ann Whetstine (Wilborn). He was a graduate of Edinburgh Community High School. Jason fathered two children, his namesake, Jason L. Whetstine, Jr. (Veronica Hancock Lawson) and Jennifer Opal Ann Whetstine (Angela Thompson Fannin) who will miss him immensely. He enjoyed scavenging for morels and arrowheads, fishing, hunting and spending time with loved ones.
Survivors include his father, children, granddaughter, Gaia Whetstine, siblings, Heath Whetstine (Pamela), Matthew Whetstine (Tonie), Nicole Fox (Phillip) and Sophia Morgan (Marty) and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, maternal grandparents, Elmer and Martha Wilborn and paternal grandparents, Charles Whetstine and Helen Richardson.
Services will be 12:00, p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at Who So Ever Will Church in Edinburgh, Indiana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please forward all donations to the Tara Treatment Center for Men. Your gift could help change a life. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.
Sarah Catharine Elliott Lee-Plough, 96, formerly of Connersville, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, after a brief illness. She had recently moved to Northridge Gracious Retirement Living in Fishers, Indiana. Born January 13, 1927, she was the only surviving child of Henry Ray and Pauline Collins Kuqua Elliott.
Sarah graduated from Connersville High School and Purdue University and retired from the Fayette County School Corporation, having taught 35 years in the English, Journalism, and Home Economics Departments. Sarah owned and managed the Willows Restaurant in Connersville for over 17 years. Sarah lived most of her life on the farm in Connersville and Jackson Townships of Fayette County on which her father was born. Sarah married John H. Lee April 4, 1948 and they had sons Thomas, David and Donald. She married Howard F. Plough June 29, 1989. Sarah was preceded in death by her brother Henry (died as an infant), her sister Dorothy Lou (died as infant), her parents (Ray - died 1968, Pauline - died 1971), her husband John H. Lee (died 1982), her husband Howard F. Plough (died 2018), and her son, Donald Ray Lee (died 2011).
Sarah enjoyed serving on the Board of the Fayette County Public Library, and was an avid reader. She enjoyed being a lifelong member of the literary ADOU club, Tri Kappa philanthropic sorority, and for
many years was a foods judge at county fairs and the Indiana State Fair. Sarah was an active lifelong member of the Connersville First United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Trustee, had
helped lead the annual “Tasty Luncheon”, and had helped serve monthly Salvation Army dinners. Sarah is survived by her sons, Thomas, David and wife Carol; daughters-in-law Nancy Lee and Anne- Marie Ghattas-Lee; grandchildren Ryan Lee (Christy), Megan Pryor (Jeff), Scott Lee (Abbey), Carrie Cash (Jason), Cassie Romine (Sonny), Corey Lee (Alyse), Claire Lee (Deklin Veenhuizen), John Lee (Courtney) and Preston Lee; stepsons Brian and Mark Plough, and stepdaughter Jana Cramer. She had sixteen great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, including her step granddaughter Tonia Saba. Sarah’s family is grateful for her friends from Connersville and Northridge Gracious Retirement Living who have been so attentive to her, especially in the last several years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Connersville First United Methodist
Church; the Fayette County Public Library; and the Lord’s Table Soup Kitchen-Connersville Salvation
A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m., at Dale Cemetery in
Connersville. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Northridge Gracious Retirement Living at
14532 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana.