The Washington Times-Herald

March 14, 2013


From Staff Reports
Washington Times Herald


INDIANAPOLIS - Donna Faith, 68, former Odon resident, died Tuesday at Community Hospital East.

Born May 27, 1994, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Donald E. and Martha (Byrer) Poole. A homemaker, she was a member of Word of Life Church in Bicknell.

She is survived by two sons, Joe (Nancy) Faith of Carmel and Donald (Angie) Faith of Martinsville; a daughter, Summer (Rob) Killebrew of Clinton; six grandchildren; a sister, Salle Cathary of Fishers; two brothers John and Albert Poole, both of Solsberry; and an uncle, Russell Byrer of Odon.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carey Faith, whom she married in July 1963, on Oct. 20, 2007. Also preceding in death by her parents and a brother, Andrew  Poole.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Odon Chapel, Rev. John Mooreland officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery.

Visitation is after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

COAL VALLEY, Ill. - James E. Hinkle, 69, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Monday at Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, with visitation one hour before the services. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

James Eugene Hinkle was born August 5, 1943, in Montgomery, Indiana, to Otis and Ruth O¹Brien Hinkle. He married Nancy Ann Dawson in 1963, in Plainville.

She died in 1995. He married Barbara Bond Clause in Washington, Ia. She died in 2003.

He was employed at John Deere Plow Planter Works for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed his dogs and black powder rifles.

Jim is survived by two sons, Steve Hinkle and his wife Stephanie of Madison, N.Y., and Scott Hinkle and his partner Troy DeFrane of Milan, Ill.; and a brother, Ron Hinkle and his wife Patty, of Washington. He was preceded in death by his wives, his parents, and a brother, Jon Hinkle.

Jim¹s family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in his memory at

SHOALS - Fremont "Monte" Pickett, 84, died March 4 at his home in Shoals.

Pickett was born and raised in Washington. After graduating from high school, he served three years in the Army Air Corps and its successor Air Force as a helicopter crew chief, and spent more than two years in such service in the Panama Canal zone, and as part of such service did tour duty throughout Central and South America.

After his service enlistment, Pickett returned and attended Vincennes University for two years and graduated from Indiana University in 1954 with a bachelor's degree and thereafter attended Indiana University School of Law and obtained a Bachelor of Law and Letters degree in 1955 and received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1967.

He was a practicing attorney for over 55 years. He was self-employed for most of his career at his office in Shoals, but also had experience for various munincipalities including prosecutor, deputy prosecutor, city and town attorney and school board attorney. He was a member and past president of the Dubois-Martin County Bar Association and a member of the Daviess County, American and Indiana state bar associations.

Monte was an avid hunter, wonderful storyteller, loved to spend time in his garden and was an ardent Hoosier basketball fan. He attended the Shoals United Methodist Church and was a member of Hanson-McFee American Legion post, Shoals Lions Club and Lodge 30 F&AM in Washington.

He is survived by his wife, Mitze Pickett of Shoals; his children Rebecca Reinenger of Denver, Jan Sanko of Parker, Colo., Monte Pickett of Denver, and Jeff Pickett of Royal Oak, Mich.; four grandchildren, Heidi, Stephanie, Hallee and Ryan; one great grandson, Ryan; two brothers, Hubert Pickett and Danny Pickett of Brownsburg, Ind.; and many friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shoals United Methodist Church. Queen-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the church at 501 Main St., Shoals, IN 47553.

PLAINVILLE - Nancy Elizabeth Crane, 62, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born Dec. 9, 1950 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Charles and Delores

(Barnett) Southard.

She married Allan Paul Crane on July 29, 1980, and he survives. She was a housekeeper, and also an avid dog lover and a bluegrass fan.

She is survived by her husband; sons Anthony "Tony" Owens and his wife Michelle of Elnora, and Monte Owens of Washington; grandchildren Sean Shartzer, Jennifer Shartzer, Jacob Owens, Michaela Owens and Cassidy Owens; great grandchildren William Phillips and Elly Shartzer; sisters Kay Combs of Freelandville and Carol Bateman and her husband Lloyd of Bicknell; and brothers Steve Southard of Belevdere, Ill., and Jim Southard and his wife Cathy of Floral City, Fla.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister Shelby Southard, and a brother, Charles Southard Jr.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, Rev. Paul Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Edwardsport Town Cemetery.

Visitation is after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at

OWENSBORO, Ky. - Lauren Elizabeth Robinson, 19, died Monday.

She was born on July 22, 1993 in Washington to Thomas J. Robinson and Glenda

(Buhr) Robinson.

She is also survived by two sisters, Josie Heath and Jessica Robinson; a brother, Nathaniel Robinson; and eight nephews. Her grandparents are Nellie Wood, the late Joe C. Robinson and Wilford Buhr and the late Clara Buhr. Her uncles and aunts are Larry and Brenda Buhr, Terry and Lynn Buhr, Donna and Darrel Webster and Linda Dillon.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary.

Visitation is after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

SHOALS - Paul E. Harder, 79, died at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday at the University of Louisville hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hil Cemetery. Visitation will be from

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.