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Gladys Irene Miller

Gladys Irene (Yoder) Miller, 82, of rural Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born March 3, 1936, in Clinton County, to Clarence and Martha (Flora) Yoder.  On April 17, 1955, she married Harley Miller; he survives. Gladys had attended Rossville Schools.  She was a…

Mary Jane Hoffman

Mary Jane Hoffman, nee Plyme, died on December 9, 2018, at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, Indiana where she had been a resident since 2010.  Jane, as she was called, was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on June 24, 1926, to Charles and Anita Plyme of Stockwell, Indiana.  After graduating from a high school class of 13…

Honorable Kathy Rae Smith

The Honorable Kathy Rae Smith, 66, of Frankfort, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Witham Hospital in Lebanon. She was born January 7, 1952 in Goshen to Charles Dean and Lucille (Rapp) Smith. She was a graduate of Goshen High School, graduated from Ball State University in 1974 and got her law degree from Indiana University…

Danny Joe Abston, Sr.

Danny Joe Abston, Sr., 66, of Frankfort, passed away at his residence, Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born March 25, 1952 in Frankfort to William “Bill” and Marjorie (Campbell) Abston, Sr. He worked several jobs and was a jack of many trades. He ran his own painting business for years and was the owner…

Betty E. Smith

Betty E. Smith, 93, of Frankfort, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born December 2, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan to Elmer and Thelma (Morgan) Harrer.  Betty received her bachelor’s degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and completed her graduate work at Butler University where she received…

Gerald D. McIlrath

Gerald D. McIlrath, 58, of Rossville, passed away with his family at his side on the evening of Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at IU Health University Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1960 in Logansport to Doyal and Evelyn (Taylor) McIlrath. He was a 1978 graduate of Carroll High School. He married Patricia Berkshire…

Thomas “Tom” Edward Smith

Thomas “Tom” Edward Smith, 56, of Thorntown, formerly of Frankfort, passed away, December 4, 2018. He was born September 2, 1962 in Frankfort to J.P. and Jarmila (Danner) Smith. He was a 1981 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson College where he also played catcher on…

Carol Stringer

Carol L. Stringer, 84, of Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Aperion Care of Frankfort.   She was born August 2, 1934 in Frankfort to Lloyd and Ruby (Reed) Ayers. She was a 1952 graduate of Frankfort High School. She married Samuel Stringer July 1, 1955, he preceded her in death. Carol worked as…

Rev. Richard H. Pursifull

Rev. Richard H. Pursifull, 62, of Kirklin, IN, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at his home. He was born May 21, 1956, in Frankfort, to Roscoe Hartzell and Catherine B. (Shoemaker) Pursifull.  On July 28, 1974, he married Joyce A. Cox and they shared 44 years together; she survives in Kirklin. Richard had been…

John Thomas Lowery

John Thomas Lowery, 77, of Mulberry, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis North.  He was born April 27, 1941, in Crawfordsville, to Frank and Edith Viola (Myers) Lowery.  On April 30, 1982, he married Phan Nguyen; she survives. John graduated from Alamo High School near Crawfordsville.  He served in the…