Obituaries

Patricia J. Gregory

Patricia Jeanne Gregory, 83, of Frankfort, died at 9:47 p.m. July 5, 2017 at Wesley Manor. Born November 13, 1933 in Tipton to Robert Paul & Mildred Mae (Boomershine) Coy. Her marriages were to John Reecer, Jerry Beach who survives and the late John Gregory in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 2000. Mrs. Gregory…

K. Elise Witty

K. Elise Witty, 92, of Frankfort, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at IU Frankfort Hospital. She was born April 4, 1925, in Evansville, to Raymond T. and Alberta Hames Couch Sr.  Elise married James W. Witty Sr.; he preceded her in death. Elise graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, and later…

Crystal A. Moore

Crystal A. Moore, 97, died Tuesday July 4, 2017 at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville, IN.  She was born on August 1, 1919 in Orange County, IN to William Fred and Estelle (Moody) Allegre.  She married Robert K. Moore on February 4, 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2003. Crystal…

Bertie L. Beard

Bertie Lou Beard, 88, a life-long Frankfort resident, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. She was born January 23, 1929, in Burlington, to Ora Bert and Ada Alice Boyce Michael.  On March 10, 1946, Bertie married Harley E. “Chuck” Beard; he preceded her in death on May 3, 2003. Bertie…

Alfred Edward “Ed” Nelson

Alfred Edward “Ed” Nelson, 78, of Mulberry passed away on Sunday July 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on November 22, 1938 in Lafayette, IN, the son of the late Clyde Edward and Sara Pauline (Wolfe) Nelson. On June 3, 1959 in Mississippi he married Mary Lando Nickoles whom survives…

Ioa M. Reese

Ioa Marie Pickens Reese was born on May 29, 1920, in Chicago, IL to Reo Noble and Josephine W. (DeGroote) Pickens. She graduated from Proviso High School in Maywood, IL in the spring of 1938. She attended the Chicago YMCA College and the Purdue University College of Agriculture Horticulture option. She married Kenneth E Reese…

Kathleen A. “Kathy” Hufford

Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Hufford, 46, of Rossville, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette following an automobile accident. She was born May 21, 1971, in Lafayette, to David L. and Virginia A. Terry Shuman; her mother survives.  On February 22, 1992, she married Randy Hufford in Pendleton; he…

Dorothy J. Stroup

Dorothy J. Stroup, 86, of Frankfort, died at 9:00 a.m. June 30, 2017 at her home.  Born November 3, 1930 in Marion County, Indiana and was the daughter of  Victor & Irene (Seaman) Marshall.  She married Robert W. Stroup on September 27, 1952 and he survives.  Mrs. Stroup was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High…

Charles Earl “Butch” Birden Jr.

Charles Earl “Butch” Birden Jr., 71, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at his home. He was born September 20, 1945, in Frankfort, to Charles E. and Vinabell Timmons Birden Sr. On June 9, 1972, Butch married Mary Kathern Haynes in Frankfort; she survives. In 1963, Butch graduated from Frankfort High School…

Martin “Marty” Dean Unger

Martin “Marty” Dean Unger, 68, of Frankfort, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. He was born on August 22, 1948 in Frankfort to Martin VanBuren and Wilma Dean (Carter) Unger.  He married Vicki Wagner on November 17, 1968 and she survives. Marty is a lifelong Clinton County resident…