Obituaries

James N. Ploughe

James N. Ploughe, 89, of rural Kirklin, Ind., died August 4, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis, Ind.  He was born May 14, 1931 in Pickard, Ind. to Preston A. and Bessie (Douglas) Ploughe.  He married Evelyn B. Cocheran on July 29, 1960 in Kirklin and she survives. James was a 1949 graduate of Sugar…

Keith Grubel

Keith Owen Grubel, 72, formerly of Rossville, passed away at his residence in Bloomingdale, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.   He was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on February 23, 1948 to John Owen and Anna (Lawhead) Grubel.  On May 8, 1970, he married Suzanna Henney and she passed away on September 4, 1995. After graduating from…

James W. Selph

James William Selph was born in West Middleton, Indiana on March 9, 1935 to Barry Felder Selph and Harriet (Haskell) Selph. In 1948, the family moved to Russiaville, Indiana along with his younger sister, Patsy. On March 29, 1959, he married the love of his life, Jo Ann. In 1964, Jim and Jo Ann moved…

Brandon Vinard

Brandon Jay Vinard, 37, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born in Frankfort on March 1, 1983 to Jay Alan and Melissa Lynn (Moore) Vinard. Brandon graduated as salutatorian from Clinton Central High School in 2001 and from Ball State University in 2005. …

Jerry Wayne “Catfish” Hill

Jerry Wayne “Catfish” Hill, 74, of Frankfort, passed away July 26, 2020 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  He was born on July 15, 1946 in Frankfort to Ennis and Edna (James) Hill.  He married Sharon L. Mckinniss on November 20, 1970 and she survives. Jerry was a 1964 graduate of Clinton Central High School and…

Donna Jean McCarty

Donna Jean McCarty, 82, of Rossville, passed away July 27, 2020 at Mulberry Health.  She was born December 1, 1937 in Carroll County to Robert and Lucille (Amstutz) Neuenschwander.  She was a 1956 graduate of Rossville High School.  She married Gene A. McCarty on June 22, 1958; he survives. Donna worked as a secretary for…

James D. Thomas

James D. “Butch” Thomas, 75, of Frankfort, passed away July 27, 2020 at Aperion Care Frankfort.  He was born on December 27, 1944 in Frankfort to James Edward & Geraldine (Martin) Thomas.  He married Linda Carol Reeves on October 11, 1963 in Farmington, New Mexico and she survives. Jim served in the United States National…

Terry L. Dixon

Terry L. Dixon, 65, of Frankfort, passed away unexpectedly at his residence, Saturday, July 25, 2020.  He was born December 21, 1954 in Frankfort to Vernon and Erma (Scott) Dixon.  Terry was a graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  He worked for Central Battery and then Federal Mogul from which he retired in 2018.  Terry…

Dennis V. Brown

Dennis V. Brown, 65, of Frankfort, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Franciscan Health East in Lafayette.  He was born September 22, 1954 in Clinton, IN to Victor Brown and Rose (Carrico) Peterson.  He had several jobs over the years which included, Indiana Farms, Indiana Brass and Rohn.  He was a member of the…

Fern Rose Metzger

Fern Metzger, 95, of Rossville, was welcomed to her heavenly home, Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Carroll Manor in Delphi.  She was born March 2, 1925 in Tippecanoe County to Eli and Blanche (Allen) Pearson.  On June 29, 1944, she married Garland “Mousey” Metzger. Fern was a member of Pyrmont Church of the Brethren where…