Obituaries

Bertie B. Campbell

Bertie Blanche Campbell, 94, formerly of Michigantown, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at her home in Lebanon, Ohio. She was born August 26, 1923, in Ripley County, to Hiram Lee and Elizabeth “Izzy” Chambers Whisman, being the 15th child of 18.  On August 4, 1951, she married Charles Edward Campbell in Madison; he…

Kevin Lee Huffer

Kevin Lee Huffer, 37, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at IU Health Frankfort. He was born July 12, 1980, in Tipton; his father and step-mother, Bruce and Holly Huffer, and his mother and step-father, Jeanell Elaine Law and Tracy Tharp, survive.  Kevin had most recently worked for T.C. Trailers as a…

John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr.

John Thomas McMurtrie, Sr., 56, of Colfax, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in his home. He was born on November 6, 1960 in Crawfordsville to Harold and Marjorie (Davis) McMurtrie.  He married Marla Darleen Clark and they later divorced.  He married Pamela Kressel on November 19, 2004 and she survives. John was a…

Ricky R. Sheets

Ricky R. Sheets, 55, of Frankfort, died at 12:45 p.m. November 1 2017 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind. after an extended illness.  He was born September 12, 1962 in Frankfort, to Melvin L. & Joyce (Nipper) Sheets.  He was previously married to Miriam (Cline) Howe. Ricky was a graduate of Clinton Central High School and…

Roger Clark

Roger Lee Clark, 64, of Frankfort, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. He was born May 6, 1953, Clinton County, to William W. “Bill” and Mary Logan Clark.  On January 12, 1985, Roger married Kim Vinard; she survives. Roger attended Jackson Township Schools and then graduated from Clinton Prairie High School in 1971.  He…

Janice Goris

Janice Goris, 61, of Rossville, on Wednesday, November 01, 2017, went home to be with her Lord. She was born July 27, 1956, in Lafayette, to C. Everette and Veroca Rubright Goris; her mother survives.  Janice was formerly married to Robert Bluemke Jr. Janice graduated from Rossville High School in 1974, and worked for Frankfort…

Rev. Ray H. French

Rev. Ray H. French, 78, of Delphi, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center. He was born May 11, 1939, in Clay County, to Harlan Harvey and Clella Sabina Kester French.  On September 10, 1960, Ray married Betty Jane Secrest at Beech EUB Church in Clay City; she preceded him…

Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall, 28, of Kokomo, Ind., died October 29, 2017.  She was born December 23, 1988 in Kokomo, Ind. to Justin Hall & Misty Baker. Jessica was a 2006 graduate of Kokomo High School.  She had formerly worked at NHK in Frankfort.  Jessica loved her dog, Akira, and her family, especially her nephew known as the…

Emmagene  (Huffer) Aitkens Zarifis, 91, of rural Michigantown, died at 5:20 p.m. October 29, 2017 at Wesley Manor.  She was born August 30, 1926 in Forest Township of Clinton County to Paris K. & Retta Lucetta (Ratcliff) Huffer. She was first married to Glenn A. Harshbarger.  She later married Paul M. Aitkens on July 20,…

Willaim R. Schimmel

William R. Schimmel 88, of rural Frankfort, died at 1:15 p.m. October 26, 2017 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Center.  He was born July 11, 1929 in Clinton County to Roy E. Schimmel and Audrey L. (Evans) Schimmel.  William married Barbara Sloan on Sept 17, 1948 and she preceeded him death on July 4, 2011.  He…