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Helen Marie Sheets


Helen Marie Sheets, 93, of Flora, died, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Mulberry Health.  She was born to the late Grant and Sarah Abby Hill Wagoner on July 31, 1923 in Carroll County, Indiana.
Helen married Raymond E. Sheets on April 28, 1945 in Carroll County and he preceded her in death May 6, 1996.

She and her husband farmed in Carroll County for years.  After retiring from farming Helen worked at the Brethren Home in Flora for 11 years.  Helen was a member of Radnor United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Women’s Fellowship.  She also enjoyed gardening and reading.  In 1941, she graduated from Rossville High School.

Helen is survived by a daughter:  Sarah Berry of North Fort Myers, FL.  Son-in-law: Robert Lewis of West Point.  Four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her, daughter-Katherine Lewis, son-in-law- Steve Berry, 3 sisters- Myrtle Vinard, Ruth Rainy, Dora Obst, brother- Paul Wagoner.

Helen’s family will receive friends Monday, June 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM till time of her service at 1 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Reverend Ed Selvidge officiating.  Burial to follow at Zion Cemetery.  Family ask that any donations be made the American Heart Association.

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Tina M. Nicholson Davis


Tina M. Nicholson Davis, 48, of Romney, went home to be her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Tina was born to John and Karen Stichter Nicholson on February 24, 1969 in Lafayette.

Tina worked with Brown Catering at Purdue University at one time.  She also was a cook at State Farm in West Lafayette.   She also was a waitress at the Pitt Stop in Romney.  Tina was a graduate of McCutcheon High School class of 1987.  One of her biggest hobbies was watching Tony Stewart race and being a loyal Midget and Sprint car fan.  She also enjoyed camping, gardening and baking.

On June 1, 1991 Tina married Dennis Davis in Lafayette and he survives.

On November 27, 2016, Tina was baptized and became a devoted Christian becoming members of Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette.

Surviving with Denny are their children.  Daughter: Chelsea Walters of Clarks Hill.  Son: Dustin Davis of Romney.  Parents: John and Karen Nicholson of Clarks Hill.  Sister: Michele Nicholson of Lafayette.  Maternal grandmother: Margaret Stichter of Lafayette.

Tina’s family invites friends to call Monday, May 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM till time of her celebration of life service at 1:00 PM at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church, 909 E. 500 S., Lafayette, IN 47909.  Pastor Randall Bergsma officiating.  Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery Romney.  Family ask that all donations be given to the church in memory of Tina Davis.

The church will be open to except floral arrangements Monday after 9 AM.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel oversees directing Tina’s funeral services.

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Daniel J. “Danny” Harwood


Daniel J. “Danny” Harwood, 43, of Crawfordsville, IN went on to be with Jesus Christ, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at his home in Crawfordsville.  Danny was born to Richard and Nancy Harwood Gavin on October 18, 1973 in Montgomery County, IN.

In 2009, he married Karley Farris and she survives.

Danny worked 15 years at the street department for the City of Crawfordsville.  He was a hardworking man who loved his wife and children.  He loved to work on anything such as vehicles and being outside.  Danny loved to go mushroom hunting and mudding.  One of the main things he loved to do with his family was to bottle dig.  He did attend Calvary Baptist Church in Crawfordsville.

Surviving with his wife Karley Harwood are his children.  Son and his companion: Matthew Harwood and Kelly Poole of Waynetown.  Seven daughters:  Chasie and Scott Butler of Crawfordsville, Kylee and Brody Mefford of Crawfordsville, Kasey Harwood and her companion Bradyn Barker of Crawfordsville, Gabrealla Richie of Crawfordsville, Alleyson Farris of Crawfordsville, and Raechelle Harwood of Crawfordsville.  Mother: Nancy Gavin of Crawfordsville.  Sister: Theresa.  Two uncles: Alan Harwood of Florida and Jim and Linda Harwood of Crawfordsville.  One aunt:  Bonnie and Dwayne Wilson of Crawfordsville.  Two grandchildren and one to be born soon.  He is preceded by his father, and an uncle: Jack Harwood.  There are several cousins that survive.

Danny’s family invites friends to visit from 5 PM to the time of a celebration of life service at 7 PM Monday, May 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 128 E. 400 S. Crawfordsville, IN 47933.  Pastor Randy Glenn to officiate.  Family ask that all donations be given to a mental illness foundation of their choice or Calvary Baptist Church.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel Flora, IN is honored to assist the Harwood family in their time of need.

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Jo Ann Elliott Reed


Jo Ann Reed, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at her residence in Lafayette, surrounded by family. She was born in Logansport, IN to James O. and Thelma B. (Kirkpatrick) Elliott, and was the oldest of four children. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1948, Jo Ann attended Purdue University where she became a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. In 1951, she married Ray E. Reed, with whom she enjoyed 65 years of marriage. They had two children: Robyn Rae Halsema (Mark), and Jeffrey Alan Reed. Ray preceded her in death. Initially a committed stay-at-home mom, she later became bookkeeper for the family businesses: Reed’s Yama Honda, 1970-89, and Reed’s Auto Sales, 1989-99. She and Ray enjoyed wintering in Naples, Florida, where they owned a condo for nearly 30 years. Jo Ann was an avid golfer and bowler, and had a lifelong passion for music and horses. She was also devoted to her three grandchildren, Hayley Ann and Edward Reed Halsema, and Cooper Reed, and was never happier than when in their presence. Jo Ann is survived by sisters Sandra Kay Lamberson (David, deceased) and Karen Sue Casey (Joseph), and brother James Kirkpatrick Elliott (Carmi).

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.  Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel Flora, is assisting family with arrangements.


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Jerry G. Albaugh


Jerry G. Albaugh, 84, of Flora, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, April 3, 2017 at Milner Community Healthcare in Rossville. Jerry was born to the late Chalmer and Nellie Boone Albaugh on May 4, 1932 in Carroll County, IN.

Jerry worked at Brim Concrete in Flora for several years starting as a truck driver and later becoming the plant manager. After retiring from Brim’s, Jerry drove a truck for several local companies. He was proud to be a truck drive till the age of 80. In 1950 Jerry graduated from Flora High School, where he played basketball and was selected to Boy State.

On September 24, 1950 in Flora, Jerry married Alma Jean Nevin and she preceded him on November 14, 1998.

Jerry was a life member of the Flora United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees. The Albaugh family has helped with custodian work for three generations, starting with Chalmer, Jerry and now Susan. One thing the Albaugh family remembers is the Dart Ball League in Flora, where Jerry made many of the dart boards.

Jerry served the Flora community for over 30 years on the Flora Volunteer Fire Department, where he was honored to be past chief.

Jerry is survived by two daughters and son-in- law’s: Vanessa and Bob McKinney of Delphi, Susan and Mark McCarty of Delphi. Two sons and daughter-in- law’s: David and Tina Albaugh of Flora, Steve and Eileen Albaugh of New Hampshire. One sister: Peg Clark of Lafayette. Eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Jerry is preceded by his parents, brother: Bob Albaugh and an infant son: Richard Dean Albaugh.

The Family of Jerry invites friends to visit Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Flora United Methodist Church with calling one hour prior to service. Rev Jeff Landon officiating. Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Family ask that any donations in memory of Jerry be given to the Carroll County Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at funeral home.

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Jerry Allen Ross


Jerry Allen Ross, 59, of Flora, IN went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 31, 2017 in Lafayette.  Jerry was born to Russell and Janice Wagerman Ross on March 17, 1958 in Franklin, IN.  He was raised in the Franklin area before moving to Flora over 15 years ago.  Jerry attended Franklin High School.

On September 20, 1991 in Indianapolis, Jerry married his love, Ruth Ann Peterson and she survives.

Jerry attended First Assembly of God in Delphi, where he served his Lord in visiting his church family as a chaplain.  Jerry and Ruth Ann lived their life for Christ and sharing his promise.

Jerry is survived by his wife Ruth Ann Ross of Flora.  Mother: Janice Ross of Bringhurst.  One daughter: Kera Starr Ping of Mooresville, IN.  One son: Andy Ross Louisiana.  Two sisters:  Susan Engarm of Alabama and Jackeline Watts of Delphi.  Six brothers:  Phillip Ross of Indianapolis, Thomas Ross of Indianapolis, Billy Ross of Bringhurst, Christopher Ross of Bringhurst, Sam Ross of Ohio and Frank Ross of Monticello.  Three grandchildren: Joshua, Gillian and Maila.  Jerry is preceded by his father, a brother: David Ross.

Jerry’s family invites friends to visit Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a celebration of Jerry’s life starting at 5:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46920.  Pastor Brent Oliver officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

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Devon Humbarger


Devon Humbarger, 97, formally of Flora, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, February 17, 2017 in Peru, IN.  Devon was born to the late Fred E. and Ona Rohrabaugh Humbarger on November 22, 1919 in Bourban, IN.  Devon spent all of his life in the Carroll County area farming for over 50 years.

He married Pauline L. Ross on June 26, 1943 in Flora and she survives.

Devon was a 1938 graduate of Delphi High School.  Devon was an active member of the former Flora First Brethren Church, serving as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and other church offices.  They later became members of Living Faith Church of the Brethren in Flora.  He also was a member of the Farm Bureau and served on the REMC Board of Directors.

Surviving with his wife Pauline of 73 years are a son and daughter-in-law:  Dr. Carl D. and Sandy Humbarger of Peru, IN.  Daughter and son-in-law: Carol Marie and Ron Pruden of Bloomington, IL.  Four grandchildren:  Charles Devon and Elizabeth Humbarger, Carl Douglas Humbarger, Chad Darin and Liz Humbarger and Chris David Humbarger.  Great-grandchildren:  Madison Taylor and Hayden Devon.   He is preceded by his parents, two brothers: Earl and Francis and one granddaughter Carla Marie Humbarger.

Devon’s family invites friends to call Friday, February 24, 2017 from 11:00 AM till time of service at 1:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center St. Flora, IN 46929.  Pastor Jeff Tomson officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial may be given in Devon Humbarger memory to Living Faith Church of the Brethren or Gideons.  Envelopes will be available at funeral home.

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Charles K Webb


Charles K. Webb, 81, of Cutler, IN was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Key Largo Florida unexpectedly.  Charles was born to the late Clarence and Daisey Price Webb on October 9, 1935 in Clinton County, IN

Charles married Sue Cassell on August 12, 1955 in Flora and she survives.

Charles retired from Alcoa in Lafayette and was a graduate of Cutler High School.  Charles served our Country in the US Army.

Surviving with his wife Sue are a son and daughter-in-law: Craig and Judy Webb of Cutler.   Daughter and son-law:  Tamra and Tom Simmonds of Covington.  Four grandsons:  Shane Michael Webb, Keith Lee Webb, Tanner Rae Golden and Andrew Callaway.  One granddaughter:  Evan Gibbs.  Three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.  Two sisters:  Annabelle Biesel of Rossville and Alma Eller of Burlington.  Two brothers and one sister precede.

Charles family invites friends to visit Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 3 to 7 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM Monday, February 20, 2017 at the funeral home.  Burial to follow at Ball Hill Cemetery, near Cutler.  Family ask that all memorial donations be made to the Carroll County Cancer Association in memory of Charles K. Webb, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Robert E. Scholl


Robert E. Scholl, 89, of Flora, passed away at 2:44 a.m.   Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East, where he had been a patient since Sunday. Born April 13, 1927, east of Flora, he was the son of Forrest  Scholl and Rosa Blocher Scholl. He graduated from Camden High School in 1945, and then entered the U.S. Navy. He was discharged in 1946. He dated Marjorie Ann Brubaker for three years before they married on Sept. 24, 1949, in Flora. They were together for 70 years and shared 67 years of marriage. Bob was a grain and hog farmer east of Flora and Marge worked along side him. Together they worked their farm, raised their two children and made a happy life together. They retired from farming in 1991 and moved to town, where they have resided ever since. Even though he retired, Bob was always a farmer at heart. He loved going out to his barn, checking the crops, and talking about the weather and farming. One of his favorite things to do was mow; he loved getting on his John Deere and mowing the yard and barn lot. A caring man, Bob was always concerned about others. He enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends, gatherings at church, and visiting with his neighbors. He and Marge used to be season ticket holders for Purdue Girls Basketball games, but in recent years have enjoyed watching basketball games, girls’ and boys’, on TV from the comfort of their home. He was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Church of the Brethren, rural Camden, and was now attending the Flora Presbyterian Church. Bob was known to be a bit or a worrier, a trait his grandson admits he inherited. He also liked to joke around and his granddaughter was fond of saying, “Grandpa has that little grin again.” His grandchildren brought him a lot of joy, as did his great-grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife are his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Susan Scholl of Flora; two grandchildren, Drew Scholl (wife Julie) of Carmel and Maggie Scholl (fiancé Eric Randle) of Flora; two great-grandsons, Brenton Jackson and Oliver Scholl; and a bonus great-grandson, Ethan Randle.

A tragedy during his life was the death of his daughter, Colleen, in 1975 at age 19. That was a difficult time. His parents also preceded him in death as did his older sister, Anna Lou Flora.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center St., Flora (46929). Calling will be two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora.

Memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Unit, Indianapolis.

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Mary M. Spangle


Mary M. Spangle, Flora, Indiana, 72, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.  She was born on August 5, 1944 to the late Harold C. and Beulah Maxine Payne Pence in Frankfort, IN. She married Merle D. Spangle, September 3, 1966 in Frankfort, IN and he survives. Mary was a graduate of Frankfort High School and a homemaker. Survivors with her husband Merle is one daughter:  Laura Pierce, Kokomo, IN, one son and daughter-in-law:  Kirk (Tamara Biddle) Spangle, Galveston, IN, one sister, Rita Ferguson, Greencastle, IN. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Gary French III, Mitchell French, Daniel S. Pierce, Drake Clark and Nathan Spangle, as well as three great grandchildren, Andreya, Joshua and Harlie. One brother Harold C. Pence Jr precedes.

Services will be held at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel 204 S Center Street, Flora, IN on Sunday, January 29th with visitation from 12pm to 2pm with the funeral to follow immediately. Rev. Jeff Landon will officiate the services with burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Flora United Methodist Church in remembrance of Mary M. Spangle.

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