Roma Lee (McCrary) Branin DeBord passed away Friday. She was born in Washington on Oct. 15, 1930, to Kenneth Henry McCrary and Anna Mae (Hudson) McCrary. She married John H. Branin on Oct. 15, 1946, and he passed away March 23, 1993. She married Guy Debord on Sept. 30, 1995. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star 147, where she served her local chapter and state chapter as past grand officer twice. She was a member of the VFW Honor Guard. She retired after 32 years at New Jersey Bell Telephone. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
ROBERT KANE — A Mass of Christian burial for Robert L. Kane was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery, with Rev. Joseph Erbacher officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery.
ODON — Carl R. Tarvin, 79,went to Heaven surrounded by his family Tuesday at Bloomington. He was born on Oct. 26, 1935, in Odon, to Ray and Hazel (Marshall) Tarvin. He married his sweetheart, Freida R. Webster, on Sept. 9, 1961.
ODON — Coy F. Beasley, 96, went to Heaven peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Friday at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. She was born on March 5, 1919, in Martin County, to Silas and Ollie (Bowman) Crane. Coy was married to Wallace Beasley on March 5, 1936.
Wanda Lee Allison, 85, of Washington, passed away at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday in Lebanon, Indiana. Wanda was born in Pike County to William Alvis and Anna Katharine (Stone) Cox on Jan. 4, 1930. She attended Otwell High School. She married Joseph Dean Allison on July 23, 1961. Wanda was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
James Arthur Burris, 90, of Washington, passed away at his residence Sunday surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Washington to Lowell C. and Elma (Hitch) Burris on June 11, 1925. James married Billie Sue Burris on Sept. 21, 1956, and they had 58 loving years together.
Rosemary Melton Sheley Emily, 90, of Washington, passed away at Washington Nursing Center on Tuesday. Born Dec. 19, 1924, in Martin County, to Agatha (Spaulding) and Andy Melton. She was a member of United Methodist Church.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Richard Dale McCann, 83, passed away Thursday. Mr. McCann attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive his private and instrument ratings. He was a member of a the Airline Pilots Association, a Methodist church in Plainville, and a life member of the VFW and the National Rifle Association. During the Korean Conflict, he went to the Officer’s Training Program and received his rank of First Lieutenant.
PETERSBURG — Harry Clay Arnett I, 77, formerly of Valparaiso, passed away Aug. 1. He was the son of the late Ellis and Mollie (Bailey) Arnett and was born in Kentucky on May 14, 1938. Harry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Army National Guard. He served as an officer for the Porter County Sheriff's Department for 10 years and then worked as a terminal manager for Quest Liner in Washington.
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Robert Eugene Quilliam, 91, died Wednesday. He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Daviess County, to Bernard and Lola Standley Quilliam. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in agricultural engineering. He began his career with the USDA Soil Conservation Service, working in Indiana and Alabama, and was the state conservationist in West Virginia and Ohio, retiring in 1979. A resident of Lakeport for 25 years, he was an elder at Lakeport Christian Church. He enjoyed farming and fishing.
FRUITA, Colorado — Libby was one of girl triplets born in Miami, Florida, on July 22, 1925, to James Henry and Ida Lucile (Hobbs) Smith. She grew up in Miami and later Perry, Georgia, and moved to Indiana upon marrying her husband Eugene in 1946. She was a resident of Washington from 1951-1986, and an active member of the Free Methodist Church for 25 years.
CANTON. N.C. — Jerome “Jerry” Schaefer, 74, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Saturday at his home in Canton. Jerry was born Nov. 3, 1940, in Washington. He was the son of the late Paul O. and Catherine A. Schaefer.
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