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Kenneth D. Brown


Kenneth D. Brown, 89, formally of Bringhurst, went to paradise to be with Jesus Monday, December 18, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Delphi.

Ken was born to the late Donald D and Gloria Lake Brown on February 11, 1928 in Camden, IN.

On June 7, 1953 at the Flora Christian Church he married the love of his life, Betty Isaac and she survives.  They lived in the Bringhurst area for 45 years and just recently moved to the Delphi area.

Ken was a devoted Christian and lived his life with Jesus Christ as his redeemer.  He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo and was a former member of the Faith Church of Christ in Burlington where he served as an Elder and church treasurer.  Ken served our country in the US Army from 1950-1952.  He served 11 months in Korea.

Ken was a truck driver for 18 years.  He also worked at GM – Delco in Kokomo for 44 ½ years.

Ken enjoyed gardening, traveling and was an avid Bible reader daily.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty.  Three sons: Richard Brown of Delphi, Dave Brown of Burlington and Dennis Brown (Diana) of Michigantown, IN.  One daughter:  Lisa Miles (Greg) of Flora.  Five grandchildren:  Jennifer, Justin, Tyler, Clint and Caisey.  Three great- granddaughters.  One sister:  Betty Pauline Austin of Logansport.  Also, several nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

The family would like to truly thank all the staff at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Delphi.

Kenneth’s family invites friends to visit Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Wheeler Family Funeral Home – Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center St, Flora, IN 46929.  A celebration of Ken’s life will begin at 11:00 AM on December 22, at the funeral home.  Pastor Steve Cole will officiate.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.   Family asks that all donations be given to the Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60610.

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Rosalee Seward


Rosalee Seward, 87, of Flora, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Mulberry Lutheran Home.  Rosalee was born to the late Harley and Roxie Ferguson Bowman on January 25, 1930 in Logansport, IN.

On February 5, 1949 Rosalee Bowman married William Floyd Seward in Burlington and he survives.

Rosalee was the secretary at Carrollton Elementary School for years.  She was a member of the Burlington Church of Christ, Carrollton Township Home Ec Club, and volunteered her time at The Ark Christian Ministries in Converse, IN.  She was a graduate of Burlington High School.

Rosalee is survived by her husband of 68 years.  One daughter: Nancy and Gilbert Gordon of Lafayette.  One brother: Jack Bowman of Sharpsville, IN.  Six grandchildren:  Stephanie Waiss (Sean), Jason and Christopher Seward, Matthew Garrison, Greg Garrison (Leah), and Constance Barnett.  Eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded by a son, Tom and a daughter, Rita.

Rosalee’s family invites friends to visit Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Her funeral will begin at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the funeral home.  Pastor Dave Osborne officiating.  Burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Family ask that any donations be given to The Ark Christian Ministries, 3522 N. 1000 W 27, Converse, IN 46919.

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Dona S. Johnson


Dona S. Johnson, 52, of Bringhurst, IN died unexpectedly in an auto accident on Monday, December 4, 2017 in Cass County on her way to work.  Dona was born in Lafayette to Gary and Pat Ginn Wilson on February 13, 1965.

On September 25, 1999 she married Robin Johnson in Orlando, FL and he survives.  Dona and Robin met in Elkhart, IN and their story started.

Dona worked at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester as the Sleep Lab Coordinator for the past eight years.  Prior to that she worked at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo.

She graduated from Oak Hill High School and attended Ball State University.  Growing up, Dona attended Converse Church of Christ.  When she was able she attended along with her family at Oakbrook Church in Kokomo.  One of Dona’s favorite sayings was “LIVE,  LAUGH,  LOVE”

Dona is survived by her husband Robin.  Three sons:  Brock (Isabela) Gasser of Bringhurst, IN, Brandon (fiancé Rachelle Erwin) Gasser of Delphi and Josh Johnson at home.  Parents: Gary and Pat Wilson of Cutler.  Two sisters: Kristen (Donald) Mason of Fort Wayne and Jenifer (Travis) Collier of Flora.  Five grandchildren:  Mareli, Josue, Aziyah, Isabella and Elliana.  Also, several nieces and nephews.

Dona’s family invite friends to visit Friday, December 8, 2017 from 3PM to 7 PM at New Hope Church, 687 East 50 North, Flora, IN 46929.  A Celebration of Dona Johnson’s life will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday, December 9, 2017 at church.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Please make any donations to T.B. Dog Rescue Corp, c/o Industrial Federal Credit Union, 1115 Sagamore Pkwy South, Lafayette, IN 47905 501 ( c ) 3/EIN  #81-3856099.

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Eric Hansen


Eric P. Hansen, 56 of Romney, IN died Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Lafayette. Eric was born to the late Ray and Joan Winnie Hansen in Long Island, NY on April 2, 1961. He has lived in the New Richmond and Romney area since 1996 coming from Florida.

Eric was co-owner of Southern Crossroads Auto Sales in Romney. Recently he started attending Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette. Eric was a proud family man, he was involved in his children’s lives during summer softball and helping with his daughter’s band concerts at McCutcheon High School. When the kids were young he would be Santa at school.

Eric was formerly married Jo Reynolds-Hansen.  Also surviving are one son: Eric Hansen Jr. of Romney. Two daughters:  Jessica Lynn Bouvier of Tennessee and Bailie Joan Reynolds-Hansen of Romney. Two grandchildren: Cailin and Rilyn Hansen. One brother: Sandy Hansen of Florida. Two sisters:  Karin Coelho of Louisiana and Susan Kyle of Florida.

Eric’s family invites friends to call Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral service to be at 1:00 PM all at the Sunrise Christian Reformed Church, 909 East 500 South, Lafayette, IN 47909. Pastor Randy Bergsma officiating. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Romney. The family ask that all donations be given to the Community Cancer Network, P.O. Box 4499, Lafayette, IN 47903.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel Flora is honored to assist the Hansen Family.

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Sarah M. Burns


Sarah M. Burns, 37, of Flora, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Monticello, IN.  The disease took its toll on her, but she always had a smile and positive attitude for the fight of her life.  Sarah was born to Douglas Wayne Burns and Susan Cearing Trapp on August 9, 1980 in White County, IN.  Sarah came into this life as a fighter and went out as a fighter.

For several years she worked at group homes in Flora and Battle Ground as house manager.  She enjoyed helping others and it showed in her way of life.  Even in her death she was still giving as a donor.  Her family and friends were the everything to her.  She graduated from Carroll High School in 2000.

Sarah is survived by her mother and step father:  Susan and Marty Trapp of Bringhurst.  Step brother and wife:  Matt and Kara Trapp of Flora.  Several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is preceded by her father and a brother Joshua Wayne Burns.

Sarah’s family is celebrating her life by inviting her friends to visit them Monday, November 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. Private burial will be in Chalmers Cemetery.  The family ask for no flowers and would like all donations be given to Riley Children’s Hospital Indianapolis in Sarah’s memory.  Sarah’s mother wants to thank everyone who helped Sarah in anyway.

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Sarah S. Lane


Sarah S. Lane, 96, of Bringhurst, IN, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Milner Community Health in Rossville.  Sarah was born to the late Clarence and Myrtle Gibson Starbuck in Logansport, IN on October 5, 1921.

Sarah retired after 20 years from Globe Valve in Delphi.  She also helped on the farm.

On January 1, 1941 in Logansport Sarah S. Starbuck married William Henry Lane Jr., and he preceded her in September 2007.

Sarah graduated from Flora High School in 1939.  She attended the Burlington Church of Christ, enjoyed quilting, and working outside in her garden.

Sarah is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law:  Mary Jo and Keith McAninch, and Melody Kilty both of Bringhurst.  Two sons and a daughter-in-law:  William Henry Lane III of Kendallville, IN., and Jack Edward and Garen Lane of Bringhurst.  One brother: Jim Starbuck.  Two sisters:  Beverly Bartunek and Helen VanLaningham.  Eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded by her parents, husband, three brothers- Clarence, George and Marion, two sisters- Evelyn and Viola.

Mrs. Lane’s family will receive friends Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 1:00 PM till time of her celebration of life service at 2:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Pastor David Osborne officiating.  Burial to follow at Colburn Cemetery.  Family ask that all memorial donations be given to the Burlington Church of Christ, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Esther V. Clingenpeel


Esther V. Clingenpeel, 94, of Flora, when home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Milner Healthcare in Rossville.  Esther was born to the late Homer and Bessie Garrison Justice on October 23, 1923 in Frankfort, IN.

On September 13, 1940 in Delphi, Esther married Glen Clingenpeel Sr., and he preceded her in May 1978.

Esther worked for Sayco, Pioneer, Carroll County Comet and the Flora Senior Center.  She attended the Bringhurst United Methodist Church.  She was involved with the Girls softball league in Flora, bingo and enjoyed working outdoors in her garden and flowers around her home.  She attended school in Flora and Burlington.

Esther is survived by a son and daughter-in-law:  Glen Jr. and Nancy Clingenpeel of Flora. Granddaughter (caregiver) Terri Kelly of Cutler.  Seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren with a great-great-great grandchild on the way.  Daughter in-law: Peg Clingenpeel of Burlington.  Son-in-law: Bill Hollis of Flora.  She is preceded by her parents, husband, daughter (Creta Hollis), son (Roger Clingenpeel), two sisters and two brothers.

Esther’s family will receive friends Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Private family services will follow. Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating.   Burial will be at Maple Lawn.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Esther Clingenpeel to donor’s choice.

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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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