Obituaries

Helen L. Batts

Helen L. Batts, 90, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort.   Arrangements and services are pending at Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort.  Please visit www.goodwinfuneralhome.com for Helen’s full obituary.

Jeffrey Gerald Fortner

Jeffrey Gerald Fortner, 54, of rural Frankfort passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. He was born June 30, 1963, in Indianapolis to Larry Dale and Jerilyn Kay (Goodwin) Fortner; his mother survives in Indianapolis. His father passed away February 17, 2016. On November 26, 2016, Jeffrey married Melissa…

Richard L. Welch

Richard L. Welch, 74, of the Buck Creek area passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Richard was born on February 12, 1944, to the late Milford and Edna (Ade) Welch of rural Delphi.  He married Joy (Lybrook) Welch on August 28, 1965 at the…

Sandra Kay Bell

Sandra Kay Wells Bell, 73, formerly of Colfax, passed away on Sunday, February 18 2018, at Mulberry Health Care. She was born April 25, 1944, in Boyleston, to Vernon E. and Elizabeth Brittain Wells. Sandra was married to the late Ralph E. Bell, who passed away September 26, 2011. Sandra attended Clinton Central Schools. She…

Donald L. Cox

Donald L. Cox, 80, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Milner Community Health Care. He was born May 4, 1937 in Lafayette to Fred and Effie (Metzger) Cox.  On May 26, 1973 he married Virginia Reifert, she survives. Don was a 1955 graduate of Rossville High School.   He worked for Ross Gear…

Alpha Cozetta “Coe” Lewis

Alpha Cozetta “Coe” Lewis, 93, of Frankfort, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Wesley Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Stacy Fork, KY on September 3, 1924 to the late Preston and Mary (Scaff) Lacy.  She was a 1941 graduate of Morgan County High School.  Coe worked as a Private Duty Nurse at…

Jacqueline Sue DeWeese

Jacqueline Sue DeWeese, 83, of Delphi, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Milner Community Healthcare in Rossville. She was born October 8, 1934, in Owosso.  Jackie graduated from Sexton High School in Michigan.  In 1958, she married Norman H. DeWeese in Owosso; he preceded her in death on October 6, 2013. Jackie lived…

Jerry M. Phifer Sr.

Jerry M. Phifer Sr., 82, of Frankfort, died February 16, 2018 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born July 28, 1935 in Kempton, Ind. to Loren Rentis Phifer Sr. and Georgia Madge (Johnson) Hill. He married Anna L. Carter on July 28, 1955 and they later divorced.  He then married Karen Crum…

Charles Burtner Peak

Charles Burtner Peak, 86, of rural Frankfort, died at 9:20 a.m. February 17, 2018 at his home.  He was born on September 26, 1931 in Kirklin, Ind. to Hurlis Wayne & Louisa Mae (Grey) Peak.  He married Jeanette Evans on April 3, 1952 in Frankfort, Ind. and she survives. Charles was a 1950 graduate of…

Preston W. Ploughe

Preston W. Ploughe, 97, of Frankfort, died at 4 a.m. February 17, 2018 at Wesley Manor.  He was born October 16, 1920 in Clinton County to Preston Asa & Bessie Mae (Douglas) Ploughe.  He married Mary E. Picker on July 16, 1951 in Indianapolis and she survives. Mr. Ploughe was a life long resident of…