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Vivian Bernadine Ward

Vivian Bernadine Ward, 95, of Westfield, formerly of Frankfort, passed at her residence Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  She was born April 14, 1924 to John and Sophie Blanche (Taylor) Brandt.  Bernadine lived the majority of her life in Frankfort, where she was a graduate of Frankfort High School.  She married George A. Ward of Kirklin. …

Carol Travis

Mrs. Carol Gehlbach Travis, aged 72, died early January 26, 2020, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Carol was born to Clifford LeRoy and Audrey (Amy) Gehlbach on March 3, 1947, in Corydon, Indiana. She was the little sister to her older brothers Arthur and Richard Gehlbach. She had a loving childhood and fondly remembered…

Jean Ellen (Buswell) Sutton

Jean Ellen (Buswell) Sutton died on January 26, 2020 in Mulberry, Indiana. She was born October 12, 1921 to Abram and Grace (Herriman) Buswell of the Mt. Zion neighborhood, northwest of Kentland, Indiana.   Jean graduated from Brook High School in 1939 and then graduated from Lafayette Business College.   She was employed by Lafayette Life Insurance…

Joan E. Slavens

Joan Evelyn Slavens, 87, of Frankfort, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Wellbrook of Avon. Joan was born to Robert E. and Bessie A. (Lohrman) Ward on August 25, 1932 in Petit, IN.  She was a 1950 graduate of Delphi High School and married Ralph E. Slavens on January 12, 1952.  She and Ralph…

James “Jimmy” Lee Winget

James Lee “Jimmy” Winget, 68, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis North.  He was born on July 31, 1951 in Frankfort to James Charles and Viola Ruth (Gant) Winget.  He married Kathy Birden on August 11, 1979; she survives. A lifelong resident of Clinton County, Jimmy graduated from Frankfort…

Donna K. McQuern

Donna K. McQuern, 67, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  She was born September 23, 1952 in Greenfield to Tenley and Alma “Lou” (Ewing) Burgan.  Donna married James McQuern on July 27, 1974; he survives. Donna graduated from Sheridan High School in 1971.  She was a…

Charles H. Root

Charles H. Root, of Englewood, Florida, died peacefully in his home on January 20, 2020 after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. Charles was born to Harvey Root and Golden Elvira Root (Calhoon) on December 15, 1936, in their home in Frankfort, Indiana.  He attended and graduated from Frankfort High School in the Class of…

Steven W. Godbey

Steven Wayne Godbey, 69, of Frankfort, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home.  He was born on September 20, 1950 in Frankfort to Ezra and Vivian (Adams) Godbey.  He attended Frankfort High School and then went to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked for 30 years for…

Linda Howe

Linda Howe, 76, of Frankfort, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born May 6, 1943, in Crawford, Tennessee, to Robert and Virgie (Hargis) Cooper.  Linda married Harvey E. Howe in Lebanon. He passed away on September 11, 2001. Linda worked for the City of Frankfort from…

Judi K. Wagenknecht

Judi K. Wagenknecht, 68 of Dayton, formerly of Frankfort, passed away at her residence, Saturday, January 18, 2020.  She was born June 27, 1951 in Logansport to Troy and Ellen (Umbarger) Fry.  She was a 1969 graduate of Pioneer High School.  She worked most of her life in retail, working at JoAnn Fabrics, Plato’s Closet,…