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Anthony (Tony) Joseph Jeroski Jr.


Anthony (Tony) Joseph Jeroski Jr., 69, former resident of Muncie, passed away July 16, 2017.  Tony lived the last few years in Costa Rica.  He was born January 16, 1948 in Logansport, IN to the late Anthony Joseph and Elizabeth Anne Burrous Jeroski.

Tony was advertising coordinator for Muncie Power Products Inc. from 1973 to 2010.  He also owned A.J. Designs, Inc., since 1985.  He received a Bachelor of Science from Ball State in 1971.  Master of Fine Arts 1982.  Tony’s interests included biking, architectural sitings, botanical and aviary pursuits.  He was a member of the International Sculpture Society, History Society and History Alliance.

Tony was an International artist, designer.  He was recipient of the Grand Prize Indiana Ceramic Exhibit, DePauw University, 1979.  He won grand prize in 1971 in the Object and Craft gallery with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Alumni Invitational Show with Ball State 1978, Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show with Ball State 1979, Art 500 Exhibit, Indianapolis Art League.  He also had one man shows with the Ball State Art Gallery in 1979 and Ceramics and Metal Design, in the Minnetrista Center in 1980.  Tony’s largest work was the “Botanical Panorama”, an architectural sculpture.  One of his last projects was the design and installation of the Baptismal Font at St Francis of Assisi Parish in Muncie.

Tony is survived by a sister and brother-in-law: Terrie and Rick Wiles of Indianapolis.  Nephew: Blake Wiles of Bloomington, IN and a niece: Haleigh Wiles of Indianapolis.  He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ed, in 2015.

A celebration of Anthony “Tony” Joseph Jeroski’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1200 W.  Riverside Avenue, Muncie, IN.  Tony’s longtime friend, Fr. John Keifer, will officiate.  The family has asked that all donations in memory of Tony be given to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Attn: Anthony Jeroski Baptismal Font Fund, for the continued upkeep of the Baptismal Font that he designed and built.

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Barbara Ann Zufall


Barbara Ann Zufall, 79, of Lafayette, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Lafayette.  Barb was born to the late Kenneth J. and Clara Owen Kingery on January 21, 1938 in Tippecanoe County, IN.

Barbara was a mother of five, grandmother of eleven and great-grandmother of several.  Her life was devoted to her husband of 60 years and raising her children and being there for her grandchildren.  Family was everything to her.  In her early years, she enjoyed bowling.

In 1954 Barbara Ann Kingery became the wife of Roy C. Zufall and they loved and enjoyed their life together until Roy passed away on October 3, 2014.

Barb is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law:  Nancy Lewis of West Lafayette,  Kelly and Norman Holderfield of Lafayette.  Three sons and two daughter-in-laws: David and Rose Zufall of Attica,  John and Cindy Zufall of Texas and John Lewis Jr. of Lafayette.  Two sisters and a brother-in-law: Linda Conrad of Buck Creek and Willadan  and John Metro of Buck Creek.  Eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She is preceded by her parents, husband and two brothers: George and Thomas Kingery.

Barbara’s family has requested a private celebration of her life to held at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel in Flora.  Burial is to be at North Union Cemetery near Buck Creek.  Family ask that all donations be given to the Parkinson Foundation.

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Judith K. Brooks


Judith K. Brooks, 76, of Bringhurst, was called to her heavenly home, Friday, August 11, 2017 in Kokomo, Indiana.  Judy was born to the late Hugh and Fern Kelly Bowman on January 17, 1941 in Carroll County.

Judy was a register nurse, working at Home Hospital in Lafayette for many years.  She also had worked at Purdue University, Salin Bank in Flora, Wisler Electric in Flora and in Delphi with Medical Associates for Doctors Baker and Petry.

She graduated from Delphi High School and Indiana University-Kokomo.  Judy was a member of the Flora United Methodist Church, Delta Theta Chi and was active at one time as an EMT with Carroll County for serval years.  She enjoyed reading and gardening.

On June 28, 1959 in Carroll County Judith Bowman married and started a life together with Thomas Brooks and he preceded her on April 19, 2014.  They lived in the Flora area for years and then moved to Clearwater, FL in 1997 till returning to Bringhurst in 2011.

Judy is survived by two daughters:  Vicki ( Kevin  ) Hinkle  of Kokomo, Michelle    ( Greg  ) Barnes of Flora,. One son:  Steve (   Misty  ) Brooks of Flora.  Nine Grandchildren: Cody (Samantha) Hinkle, Chaseton Hinkle ( Megan Whitcomb), Caylin Hinkle, Joshua, Paige, Kinsey Barnes. Alexsis, Addison, Kaia Brooks.

Great Grandchildren: Colton Hinkle, Kinley Brooks, Khloe Proffitt, and Cambreigh Hinkle.

Three nieces and three nephews.

The family of Judy invite friends to call Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the funeral home.  Officiating will be Rev Larry DeVos.  Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery, near Cutler.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Lisa Kathleen McClain


Lisa Kathleen McClain, 46, Camden, was welcomed into the arms of her loving Savior on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  Born on November 10, 1970, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Pat and Karen Powlen.  She attended Carroll High School, and graduated from Indiana University Kokomo.  Lisa was a passionate and gifted educator who was proud to have taught for Logansport schools, and most recently, worked for Carroll Elementary School in Flora.  Lisa loved her children, her church, tending her flower beds, and sharing her sharp-witted observations on the front porch with her family.  She is survived by her parents, Pat and Karen Powlen, Camden; children, Brandt, Lauran, Clark, and Katie, Camden; sister, Beth Martin (Tom), Rockville; and brothers, Matt, Camden, and Doug (Amy), Burlington, along with her nieces, nephew, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, at Shiloh Christian Church, Logansport, from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 11, at Shiloh Christian church, with pastor Tim McKaig officiating.  Burial will be in Shiloh cemetery immediately following services.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home Baker Chapel Flora is assisting Lisa’s family with arrangements.

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Marjorie L Viney


Marjorie L. Viney, 80, of Bringhurst, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday morning, July 30, 2017 at IU Arnett Hospital Lafayette.  Marge was born to the late Arthur A and Rachel Kinkead Schenck on September 29, 1936 in Clinton County, IN.

Marjorie was a homemaker, but she was more than that.  She raised two children, helped her husband Joe farm and always put others needs in front of her’s.  She was very active with the Zane Wagner “Soda Pop Foundation” where she would make meals and help in any other way possible.  She was an active member of the Bringhurst United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees, sang in the choir.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s.  She made prayer shawls for shut in’s and people in need of help and prayer.  In her daughters, younger years Marge was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader in Flora.  She enjoyed playing euchre, gardening, quilting, and was known to be a great cake baker.  When her family or friends had a party that needed a cake she would make it to fit their need.  Marge graduated from Flora High School in 1954.

On October 22, 1955, she married Joe L Viney at the Brethren Church in Flora and they spent 61 years together working the ground, raising a family and taking care of each other.

Marjorie is survived by her husband Joe.  One daughter: Sandra Viney of Romney.  One son and daughter-in-law:  Jeff and Rene Viney of Delphi.  Two sisters:  Marthena Smith of Missouri and Margaret Schenck of Flora.  One grandson: Jared (fiancé Morgan) Anderson.  One great-granddaughter:  Mackenzie Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

Marjorie’s family invites friends to visit Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 3pm to 7 pm at the Bringhurst United Methodist Church.  Funeral service will begin at 11:00 am Friday at the church.  Rev Joe Boggs is officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Family request that all memorials be given to the church or the “Soda Pop Foundation”.

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Valerie Sue Smith-Horton


Valerie Sue Smith-Horton, 56, of Lafayette, died, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital East in Lafayette from an automobile accident earlier in the week.  Valerie was born to Donald Stewart and Arlene M. Leuck Smith on April 20, 1961 in Lafayette, IN.

Val at one time was a manager at Arby’s and Louie’s Tux in the Lafayette area.  She attended Boswell Elementary School.  She also attended Klondike Middle School and later Harrison High School. Val attended Victory Christian Center in Lafayette.

Valerie is survived by three daughters:  Freia Smith, Felene Barrett and Ferra Barrett.  One son: Donner Barrett.  Mother: Arlene M Smith.  Siblings:  Julia Smith, Bob and Sylvanna Smith, Linda Smith, Alicia and Mark Tassaro, Phyllis and Tony Bitner and Steve Smith.  One grandson: George Leap VI. She is preceded by her father.

Valerie’s family invites friends to celebrate her life at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Victory Christian Center, 10 N. Earl Ave., Lafayette, IN 47904 with calling starting at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Bill Mickler will officiate.  Burial will be in Dunnington, IN. 

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Phyllis L. Cook


Phyllis L. Cook, 100, formally of Flora, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi.  Phyllis was born to the late Robert and Geneva Barnard Reef on May 13, 1917 in Cutler, Indiana.  Phyllis lived in Carroll County, mainly in Cutler and Flora all her life.

On September 2, 1939 in Cutler she married Harold Dean Cook and he preceded her in April 2004. They were married 65 years and raised 4 children.

Phyllis was a homemaker.  She graduated from Cutler High School.  She was a longtime member of the Cutler Presbyterian Church, where she played the organ and sang in the choir.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Women Group, Carroll County Choir, Cutler Home Eco Club and during her younger years she was an avid bowler.

Phyllis is survived by two daughters and son-in-law’s: Sandra and Don Roth of Delphi:  Joretta and Randy Gibson of Kokomo.  Two sons and daughter-in-law’s:  Edward and Candice Cook of Huntingburg, IN:  Jeffrey and Lisa Cook of Delphi.  One sister and brother-in-law: Rosemary and Bob Dyer of Cutler.  Eleven grandchildren:  Rick Roth (Sandy), Rob Roth (Jean), Shannon Keyser (Brian), Brandon Cook, Allison Cook (Dannie), Nathan Gibson, Rhaeanna Harcourt (Dean), Trevor Gibson, Jennifer Bromley (Derek), Emily Friend (Eric) and Justin Knight.  Several great-grandchildren. Two sisters-in-law’s: Marjorie and Joann Reef.  Phyllis is preceded by her husband, parents, grandson (Ryan Roth), sister (Lois Jean Kirkpatrick) three brothers (Dick, Carol and Mike)

A celebration of Phyllis L. Cooks life will be at 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Cutler Presbyterian Church, 40 East 500 South, Cutler, IN.   Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery.  Family ask that any donations be given to the Cutler Presbyterian Church.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel Flora is honored to assist Phyllis L. Cook’s family with arrangements. 

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Linda Lou Thomas


Linda Lou Thomas, 74, of Stockwell, IN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Stockwell.  Linda was born to the late Gerald and Helen Allen Grady on October 4, 1942 in Veedersburg, IN .

Growing up Linda was a member of the Veedersburg First Christian Church.  She graduated from Veedersburg High School.

On September 10, 1961, Linda married Ron D. Thomas in Veedersburg and he survives.

Linda worked at Wainwright Middle School as a cook and custodian.   She also was a cook with the Boys Club in Lafayette.  Linda and Ron lived in Dayton, IN for several years and later moved to Stockwell.

Linda is survived by her husband, Ron Thomas.  Daughter:  Elizabeth Ann Thomas Taylor of Stockwell (boyfriend Timothy Coberly) Twin sons. Michael Dean Thomas (friend Robin) of Bringhurst.  Mark Allen (fiancé Kim Elliott) Thomas of Brookston.  Sister: Jane Kenner of Covington, IN.  Brother:  Gerald “Buz” Grady of Lafayette.  Five grandchildren: Brandon Taylor, Candice Nichole Ferguson, Heidi Nichole Kuns, Sarah Elizabeth Thomas and Caleb Grady Thomas.  Seven great-grandchildren: Ashton, Autumn and Averie Taylor:  Kaden and Grace Ferguson:  Kaitlyn and Corbin Kuns. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Grady on March 14, 2016.

Linda’s life was her family, from watching her children grow to adulthood, to loving and enjoying every minute spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Linda’s family invite friends to call from 4-7PM on Monday, July 17th at Stockwell United Methodist Church.  A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, July 18th at the church.  Reverends Mark Miller and Mark Berg will be officiating.  Burial to follow at Stingley Cemetery, near Stockwell. 

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Elizabeth Ann (Fisher) Sheetz


Elizabeth Ann (Fisher) Sheetz,  90, formerly of Flora,  went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville, IN.  Elizabeth was born to the late Melvin and Mary Eaton Fisher on May 26, 1927, on her family farm in Camden, IN.   Her family was blessed to have been able to celebrate her life of 90 years with a family gathering on Memorial Day.

Growing up,  Elizabeth was a member of the Grace Brethren Church since its founding in 1940 and continued to attend until she went to live at Milner’s.  She graduated from Camden High School in 1945.

On November 15, 1947, Elizabeth married Deyoe J. Sheetz from Fulton, IN, on the family farm in Camden, IN. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2007.

Elizabeth worked at RBM in Logansport, Sisson’s Jewelry Store and the Brethren Home. She also was involved in the Home Economics Club – Aim High in Camden, as well as the Friendly Circle in Flora, IN.

Elizabeth is survived by 2 sons,  Joe Sheetz of Burlington and Mark Sheetz of Bringhurst; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Greg Michael of Flora;  2 grandsons and their families:   Ethan  (Stephanie) Michael and their children, Landon, Reese and Crew, of Brownsburg;  Titus (Rachel)  Michael and their daughters Malia & Rylin, of Burlington.

Also surviving are 8 nieces:  Kay Hopkins, Lorrie Saar, Barbara Ashley, Amy Fisher, Sonya Jones, Cindy Kline, Sharon Stafford and Jeanne Young along with several great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert E. Fisher and nephew, Michael Fisher.  Also, a very special friend since childhood, Myna R. Walters.

Elizabeth’s family invite friends to call from 1 PM  to time of her service at 3 PM, on Sunday July 16th at Wheeler Family Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, located at 204 S Center St, Flora, IN 46929. Reverend James Franklin will be officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

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Yolonda Kay Miller


Yolonda Kay Miller, daughter of David and Norma (Angle) Miller was born January 29, 1951, in Carroll County, Indiana. Yolonda was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church. On November 1, 1971, she moved to Virginia. In June of 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer. She took her flight to her heavenly home on Jully 5, 2017, in her home in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Yolonda is survived by her four sisters and their companions, Iris (Robert) Weber, Renee (Lee) Wallace, Rita (Ervin) Miller, Lou Anna (Stephen) Hufford, 15 nieces and nephews, and 26 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Rodney, and a great nephew. Funeral services will be conducted at the Deer Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Meeting House, 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, with The Home Brethren officiating. Interment will follow in Musselman Cemetery. Her family will receive friends 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Deer Creek Meething House, Camden, Indiana. Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel has been entrusted to serve Yolonda’s family with services.

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