Obituaries

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…

Robert Joseph “Joe” Rustin

Robert Joseph “Joe” Rustin, 84, of Kirklin, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Joe was born on November 20, 1935 to Daniel McKinnis & Annie Eleanor (Andrews) Rustin.  Joe married Janice Louise Kelley on March 2, 1963 and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2018. Joe…

James L. Gleason, Sr.

James L. Gleason, Sr., 77, of Frankfort passed away January 18, 2020 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on March 24, 1942 in Frankfort to Walter L. and Edna Pearl (Harshman) Gleason. James was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and worked as a repairman and cabinet maker 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,…

Rosemary Shuler

Rosemary (Evans) Shuler, 90, of Frankfort, died January 18, 2020 at her home.  She was born May 11, 1929 in Boone County, Ind., to William Henry and Nellie (Holmes) Evans.  She married Paul R. Shuler on June 1, 1947 in Tipton, Ind., and he preceded her in death on October 29, 1992. Rosemary was a…

Ruth Ann Schimmel

Ruth Ann (Thomas) Schimmel, 78, of rural Lafayette, died January 18, 2020 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, Lafayette, Ind.  She was born October 1, 1941 in Liberty, Kentucky to Woodrow & Julia (Emerson) Thomas.  She married Roy T. Schimmel on July 31, 1964 in Lizton, Ind. and he survives.  Mrs. Schimmel was a graduate of Lizton High…