Gertrude M. Cox
Gertrude M. Cox, 81 of Tipton died Sunday January 20, 2008 at Millers Merry Manor in Tipton at 2:30am. She was born in Hamilton County on November 15, 1926 to Roll and Elizabeth (Wilson) Leeman. She married Thomas D. Cox on January 15, 1949, he survives.
Gertrude was a homemaker and belonged to the First Baptist Church in Tipton.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Daniel L. Cox and wife Ann of Tipton and Elmer K. Cox and wife Anita of Paris, Illinois. She has 2 grandchildren, Julie A. and Charity Beth Cox. Gertrude is the youngest of 12 children with only her brother, Rollie Leeman of Marshalltown, Iowa surviving. She was preceeded in death by siblings, Lloyd, Bob, Ruth, Martha, George, Muriel, Marjorie, Henry, Arza, and Irene.
Funeral services will be Wednesday January 23, 2008 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Tipton with the Revs. Elmer Cox, Mark Ward and Lawrence Hufhand presiding. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church Mission Fund, 400 Oak Street, Tipton, Indiana 46072.
Margaret Genevieve Cox
Margaret Genevieve Cox, 85, Tipton, and formerly of Windfall, died at 12:01a.m. Monday, September 11, 2006 at Millers Merry Manor in Tipton. She was born on June 11, 1921 in Windfall to Edward and Elizabeth (Willey) Perry. She married Lester Cox and he preceded her in death on September 29, 1999.
Genevieve attended Windfall High school. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a brother, Allen Perry of Carlisle, Indiana, one sister, Maxine Alley of Speedway, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton with the Rev. Brian Henderson presiding. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Windfall. Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joan D. Crawford
Joan Dorothy Crawford, 81, Tipton, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at Tipton Hospital. She was born August 19, 1926, in Detroit, the daughter of Verl B. & Alice M. (Lemberger) Crawford. She had previously lived in Detroit, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Kokomo before moving to Tipton.
She retired from Continental Steel (Penn Dixie) in Kokomo on Mach 31, 1983 after working there for 37 years.. Joan was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo and St. Patrick's Rosary Sodality (St. Cecelia Band).
She attended St, Joan of Arc Grade School and graduated from Kokomo High School. Joan attended Indiana University, Kokomo School of Art. After retiring she traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Joan was a very gentle and giving person who loved remembering family. She was an avid gardener and loved art and beauty.
She is survived by three sisters and three brothers, Ruth Ormsby and husband Charles, Kokomo, Bruce Crawford and wife Joyce, Kokomo, Marilyn Ormsby and husband Mark, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Richard Crawford, Tipton, Sister Christina Crawford, Tipton, and Michael Crawford and wife Deena, Kokomo; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Crawford.
Her funeral will be at 11:00 Tuesday, December 4 at the St. Joseph Center, 1440 W. Division Road, Tipton, with Rev. Michael Kettron presiding and burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. There will be a wake service at 3:00 p.m. Monday, also at the St. Joseph Center. No visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674. or Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 W Mulberry St., Kokomo, Indiana 46901.
Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia A. Crawford
Patricia Ann Crawford, 66, Tipton, died at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. She was born January 15, 1940, in Tipton to Melburn & Nellie Booher. On October 17, 1958, she married Richard L. Crawford and he survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton.
Survivors besides her husband Dick include one daughter, Teresa L. Crawford, Tipton; one son, Greg A. Crawford and wife Sherri, Tampa, Florida; one sister, Rita Lewis, Tipton; one brother, Wayne Booher, Windfall; four grandchildren, Ricky Crawford, Jonathan Crawford, Braden Crawford and Gabrielle Crawford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Richard L. Crawford II, two brothers and two sisters.
Pat's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 340 Mill Street, Tipton, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman presiding. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with a Wake service at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary service.
James E. Creek
James E. Creek, 70, Tipton, died at 9:04 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2008 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. He was born in Scottsville, Kentucky on September 23, 1937 to John Mitchell and Ruby May (Mitchell) Creek. Jim married Carol Ann Scheerer on December 22, 1962, and she survives.
Jim retired in 1998 from Steel Parts after 42 years of employment. He was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Indianapolis and also the American Legion in Tipton. He has served in the Army.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, one daughter, Mary Kugley and husband Ron, Tipton and one son William Creek, Tipton; one brother, Robert Patrick Creek Jr., Anderson one sister, Nancy Mitchell, Louisville, Kentucky, and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters: Earl Creek, Bill Cline, Dorothy Blankenship, George Creek, John Benjamin Creek, Doodle Bug Creek, Lily Fink and Virgie Carter, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Kemp United Methodist Church in Tipton with Rev. David Perry and Rev. Phil Collier presiding. Burial with military rites will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 -8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton and Friday at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway West Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
Beverly A. Davis
Beverly A. Davis, 69, 206 Davis Lane, Windfall, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born October 28, 1936, in Windfall to Ralph L. & Leota A. (Pufahl) Blessing. On April 1, 1955, she married Richard D. Davis and he survives.
She was a cook at Tri-Central, retiring in 1997. Beverly was a member of the United Methodist Church in Windfall.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Donald W. Davis and wife Robin, Windfall and Randall L. Davis and wife Karen, Flora; one daughter, Mary L. Justice and husband Mike, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; one son-in-law, Jerry Fennell, Sharpsville; two sisters, Peggy E. Blessing, Windfall and Judy K. Hussey, Windfall; and one brother, John D. Blessing, Union City, Ohio. Beverly is also survived by eight grandchildren, Emily (Davis) Singleton, Season Davis, Zachary Davis, Samuel Davis, Jennifer Davis, Hollie Davis, Ellen Fennell and Tom Fennell. One daughter, Kelly E. Fennell, is deceased.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 12, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Ellis presiding. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Windfall. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7363 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219, or the Windfall United Methodist Church, 201 S. Independence Street, Windfall, Indiana, 46076.
Noah E. Davis
Noah E. Davis, 95, Arcadia, died at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at his residence. He was born October 10, 1912 in Tipton to Otis & Stella (Stilabower) Davis. In June 1931 he married Madeline T. Dunn and she died in March 1991.
He had worked at Stokely Brothers Canning, Delco Remy in Anderson and as a machine repairman at Chrysler, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in Tipton.
Noah is survived by one son, Jack E. Davis, Tipton; three grandchildren, Rhonda Fowler and husband Terry, Jeff Davis and wife Michelle, and Debbie Davis; six great-grandchildren, Brittney Davis, Kyle Fowler, Cameron Davis, Ashley Davis, Chad Davis and Corey Fowler; one daughter-in-law, Dixie Davis, Arcadia.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald E. Davis, one daughter, Joyce Ann Davis and one sister, Ruth Davis.
His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 15, at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton, with Rev. Lee Mangold presiding. There will be no visitation. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare, 6431 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227.
Ray Davis, 86, Tipton, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2007 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1921 in Noblesville to William & Mae (Williams) Davis. On December 7, 1946 he married Rena Anderson and she survives.
He worked at Firestone Industrial Products in Noblesville, retiring in 1979 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton and the American Legion. Ray served in the U.S. Army during WWII and served with Patton's Headquarters. Ray and Rena spent 30 winters in Florida and enjoyed their many friends there.
Survivors besides his wife include two daughters and two sons, Christine Isaacson, Chicago, Ted Davis and wife Julie, Arcadia, Mark Davis and wife Suzie, Brownsville, Texas and Lisa Mahan and husband Mark, Fishers; two sisters, Ruth Hall, Indianapolis and Ethel Price, Noblesville; eight grandchildren, Bryan Richardson and wife Julie, Sean Davis and wife Ana, Cheryl Davis, Eric & Emma Mahan, Wesley, Mitch and Ashley Isaacson; several nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
His funeral will be at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 10 at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1385 S. Main Street, Tipton, with Rev. Kurt Gremel presiding. Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Zimmer Cemetery, Noblesville, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church daycare or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674.
Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert T. Decker
On July 17, 2006, the family of Robert Theodore "Spectre" Decker said goodbye to their beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. The parting occurred at the Tipton Hospital following a courageous nine-month battle with leukemia after having survived lung and colon cancer.
Robert was born July 20, 1937 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He was the son of John and Ethel Leone (Steinbaugh) Decker. He and Carol Pullen Albaugh joined their lives together on Nov. 15, 1969 in Frankfort, Indiana. They have resided in the Tipton area since 1976.
Bob graduated from Tuscarawas High School in 1955 and joined the United States Air Force in November of 1957. Sergeant Decker's last assignment was a flight engineer on the C130 Spectre Gunship in 1968-1969. He received many awards, one being the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was employed at the Chrysler Transmission Plant in Kokomo as an inspector, retiring in 1991 after 21 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 685 and had attended West Street Christian Church and Heartland Ministries, both in and near Tipton.
Bob loved playing volleyball, nearly any card game, listening to older music, reading western novels, working crossword puzzles, playing softball, and roller skating. He was a diehard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and also thoroughly enjoyed a good political or nonpolitical debate. He was our couch commando, but his greatest joy in life came from being a grandfather. Bob was loved and respected by all who were close to him. He was compassionate, understanding, forgiving, and patient; always willing to help anyone in need. All who knew him will remember his strength and courage.
Left to mourn his departure are his wife, Carol; daughter, Paige LeAnn (Chris) Williams, Tipton; son, Steven Matthew (Jody) Decker, Kokomo; a special nephew, Scott Allen Zink; grandsons, Tyler Williams, Lucas Rozumalski, and Matthew Decker; "special" granddaughters, Jaisi and Allison Zink. Along with the above he will be mourned by his brothers and sisters; John Decker, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Joyce Decker, Uhrichsville, Ohio; Gary (Joyce) Decker, Bill (Connie) Decker, Kay (Jack) Hickson, and Penny (Terry) Zink all residing in Frankfort. Other survivors include William Tice, Harley (Sara) Pullen, Linda (John) Cunningham, Paul Baxter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters-in-law, Anna Decker and Joan Baxter, parents-in-law, Maurice and Thelma Pullen, and his best friend, Richard S. Wilson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, July 21, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton. A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, at the funeral home with the Rev. William Salsbery officiating. Burial will follow in the Normanda Cemetery with a graveside military service.
Special thanks go to the Tipton Hospital staff, Dr. Mary Compton, Community Cancer Care, Dr. William Dugan, Dr. Sumeet Bhatia, IU Medical Center staff, and Dr. Larry Cripe.
Memorial donations may be made to Tipton At Home, 1000 S. Main Street, Tipton, IN 46072.
Douglas M. DeFord
Douglas M. DeFord, 54, 335 Green Street, Tipton, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006 at his residence. He was born November 25, 1951, in Tipton to Max C. & Katherine L. (Cockrill) DeFord. On August 23, 1998, he married Valarie A. Ford and she survives.
He was the owner of Dougbo's in Tipton. He was a member of the West Street Christian Church and the American Trap Shooting Association.
Survivors besides his wife Valarie include one daughter, Tiffany L. Seekri and husband Inder, Kokomo, two sons, Jason E. Shupperd and fiancé Laura Kerwin, Noblesville, and Jeremy L. Shupperd and wife Nikki, Tipton; two sisters, Donna Steele and husband Bill, Kokomo, and Denise Piel and husband Mark, Windfall; six grandchildren, Burkely K. Seekri, Kensley R. Seekri, Jeremy L. Shupperd, Jr., Delilah R. Shupperd, Faith A. Foster and Abigail N. Kerwin; and a niece, Karrie B. Steele.
His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. John Tice presiding. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 82, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.
Ernest D. "Ernie" Delph, Jr.
Ernest Dean "Ernie" Delph, Jr., 55, Tipton, died at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1950 in Tipton to Ernest D. Delph, Sr. and Maxine (Shupperd) Delph.
He was the former owner of Ernie's Car Care. Ernie belonged to the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by one daughter, Tamera Sue Delph-Massingill, Lebanon; one son, Damian Dean Delph, Tipton; a special friend, JoEllen Scott, Tipton; two grandchildren, Logan Olivia Massingill and Chase Lee Massingill; one sister, Maryann Sullivan, Rogersville, Tennessee. One brother, Jimmy Delph, is deceased.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 30 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Burns-Watson presiding. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton Hospital Foundation, 1000 S. Main Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.