Donald R. Smethers
Donald R. Smethers, 74, Lapel, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2004, at his winter home in Ellenton, Florida following an extended illness.
He was born on October 9, 1929, in Madison County, Indiana to Ralph and M. Louise (Huntzinger) Smethers.
He was a 1947 Lapel High School graduate and he owned and operated Don's Auto Body in Lapel for 35 years.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, and the Pendleton Lions Club where he had held many offices.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Katie (Hudson) Smethers of Lapel; three sons, David Smethers of Anderson, William (wife, Kim) Smethers of Fairmount, and Steven (wife, Pam) Smethers of Coopersville, MI; three sisters, Rachel (husband, Inos) Russell of Anderson, Eloise Hunter of Lapel, and Irma (husband, Jack) Hughes of Anderson; one brother, Keith Smethers of Westfield; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey White, Brian White, Erik White, Ryan Smethers, Carlie Smethers, Kolby Smethers, Kelly Smethers, Kaitlyn Smethers, and Donnie Smethers; five step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and several loyal friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie White; his parents; and four brothers-in-law.
Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapel with Rev. Evan Lash officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Center Workshop, P. O. Box 3150, Anderson, Indiana 46018.
Dessie Mirlene Kirby
Dessie Mirlene Kirby, 66, Frankton, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005, at her daughter's home in Frankton. She was born on August 13, 1938, in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Chester and Mary (Riggins) Hickman.
She had been a cook in several restaurants in the area including the Omni, and Wheelers and she once owned the Highway Cafe (or Airport Cafe) in Elwood. She had spent the last eight years enjoying her grandchildren
She attended the Lone Oak Wesleyan Church and she was committed to giving to help feed people locally and abroad. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by three children, Robert Jannings of Lapel, Pamela R. (husband, Charles "Ed") Moore of Frankton, and Scott H. Johnson of Farmland; one brother, Ernest Ray Hickman of Noblesville; two sisters, Carma Dorah of Bristol, and Jo Ann Smith of California; nine grandchildren, Billy (wife, Christy) Jannings, Melissa Jannings (fiance, John Miller), Austin Jannings, Lindsey Jannings, Christy Rene Cobb (fiance, Bill Burton), Chuck Moore (fiance, Jessica Benefield), Haley (husband, Jeremy) Morrison Morrison, Sarah Ann Johnson, and Selena J. Johnson; and five great grandchildren, Collin Ray Jannings, Leigha R. Cobb, Jailyn Bugby, Allison Morrison, and Dominick Morrison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Kirby in 1997; and by her parents.
A memorial services will be held at 6:00 PM Monday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Rev. William Abresch officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robynn and Joshua Delph
Robynn L. Delph, 41, and Joshua I. Delph, 9, both of Anderson, passed away Monday May 17, 2004, at their residence.
Robynn was born on May 25, 1962, in Napoleon, Ohio to Ralph and Faye (St. Clair) Gasche. She worked as a waitress at Bob Evans in Anderson.
She was active in the Anderson Big Brothers and Big Sisters and was the lead singer at the Buffalo Lightening Way Lodge.
Joshua was born on March 18, 1995, in Anderson. He was a third grade student at Forest Hills Elementary School and was involved in the Peace Keepers.
They are survived by their husband and father, David Delph; parents and grandparents, Ralph and Faye Gasche of Delta, OH; mother-in-law and grandmother, Minnie Delph of Lapel; father-in-law and grandfather, Rex Delph of Tuscon, AZ; brother and uncle, Kent (wife, Kori) Gasche of Delta, OH; sister and aunt, Julie (husband, Dave) Baker of Delta, OH; brother-in-law and uncle, Jon (wife, Jennifer) Delph of Washington; brother-in-law and uncle, Bob Wozniak and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
They were preceded in death by a sister and aunt, Beth Wozniak.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Rev. Tom Hoehner officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Friends may call from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel.
David Lynn Edwards, III
David L. Edwards, III, 5, passed away Monday July 22, 2002, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.
He was born on March 15, 1997 in Indianapolis to David and Mary (Hall) Edwards, Jr.
He is survived by his father, David Edwards, Jr. of Greencastle; mother, Mary Hall of Coatsville; two sisters, Rita Edwards of Noblesville, and Charli Edwards of Anderson; paternal grandparents, Vicki Denham of Anderson, and David Edwards, Sr. of Cicero; maternal grandparents, Bob and Betty Shirrell of Noblesville; paternal great-grandparents, Frances and Clarence Hall of Lapel, and Augusta Edwards of Noblesville.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday at Brookside Cemetery
in Lapel with Rev. Harold Scott officiating.
Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of the service Monday at the Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
David L. Muse
David L. Muse, 60, Perkinsville, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at his residence following a one month illness.
He was born on June 28, 1946, in Mansfield, Ohio, to James and Dorothy (Au) Muse.
He retired from Delco Remy in 1995 after 30 years of employment and he was a great auto body man in the late 1960s and 1970s.
He was a member of the Lapel Eagles Aerie 4323 and the Pendleton Am Vets.
David was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife and companion of 23 years, Mary Jane (Shaw) Muse, they were married Decembver 27, 1993; two children, Kimberly (husband, Bill) Lillard of Alexandria, and Brian (wife, Misty) Muse of Tipton; his father, James Muse of Perkinsville; four brothers and sisters, Shirley King (companion, Donnie Edwards) of Noblesville, Dennis (wife, Debbie) Muse of Perkinsville, Sheila Hosier (companion, Rick Blackford), and Cindy (husband, Mike) Murray of Frankton; a step-son, Toby Carroll of Perkinsville; eight grandchildren, Derrick Bowers, Justin Bowers, Brandy Blount, Clayton Lillard, Dylan Muse, Brandon Muse, Shawna Carroll, and Joshua Carroll; three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Robert King and family.
He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Muse; his mother; a brother, Duane Muse; a step-son, Robert Carroll; and his father-in-law, Robert Shaw.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Rev. Neal Brown officiating. Burial will be at the Perkinsville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at the Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel.
Dale Hersberger, 78, Anderson, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2004, at Saint John's Health System in Anderson following a brief illness.
He was born on December 11, 1925, in Madison County, Indiana to Dale and Sharley (Stottlemyer) Hersberger.
He was a 1943 Lapel High School graduate and he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired in 1974 from the Anderson Fire Department and was the owner and operator of Hersberger Realty in Anderson.
He was a member of the Wesley Free Methodist Church in Anderson, member and past president of both the Gideons International Madison Counthy North Camp and the Frankton Lions Club.
He is survived his wife, Mary (Dickerson) Hersberger; three sons, Rodney (wife, Susan) Hersberger of Bakersfield, CA, Bradley Hersberger of Alexandria, and Brian (wife, Sherry) Hersberger of Pendleton; four step-children, Susan (husband, David) Smith of Anderson, Paul (wife, Polly) Keesling of Columbia, TN, Elaine Toles of Markleville, and Lisa Keesing (friend, Mark Easley) of Anderson; one brother, Keith Hersberger of Anderson; two sisters, Jean Henley of Yorktown, VA, and Harriett Spearman of Anderson; twelve grandchildren, Mark Hersberger, Kate (husband, Brad) Greenberg, Lyndsey Wright, Leslie Hersberger, Zach Wright, Kevin Smith, Leigh Smith, Jason, Keesling, Adam Smith, Ian Keesling, Diane Smith, and Justin Holbrook; and four great grandchildren, Bryce Smith, Ashton Keesling, Reagan Arthur, and Collin Keesling.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn (Shuter) Hersberger in 1999; two sisters, Virginia Dillie and Vivian Williams; and one brother, Kenneth Hersberger.
Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday at Wesley Free Methodist Church in Anderson with Rev. John Lane officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 2472, Anderson, Indiana 46018-2472.
Dale Earlywine, age 49, of Clinton, MA, formerly of Lapel, died on Tuesday April 16, 2002, at his residence following a brief illness
He was born on April 2, 1953 to Don and Marcia (Elsten) Earlywine.
He was 1971 Lapel High School Graduate and a veteran of the U. S. Navy and the Massachusetts National Guard. He was employed for 22 years by Rockbestos Cable and Wire Company in Clinton, MA.
He was an avid pool player who won several tournaments. He played softball for his company team and was an avid golfer who shot a hole-in-one on a 155 yard hole.
He is survived by three daughters, Tammy L. Filgate of Clinton, MA.; Marcia D. Earlywine of Clinton, MA.; and Wendy D. Earlywine of Port St. Lucie, FL.; three granddaughters, Ashley Sadowski, Julie Filgate, and Samantha Lynde; his mother, Marcia Earlywine of rural Noblesville; two brothers, David Earlywine and Jeff Earlywine of rural Noblesville; and a sister, Robin Stephens of rural Noblesville.
He is preceded in death by his father Don Earlywine in 1984.
Memorial services will be at 7:00 PM Friday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, Lapel with Rev. Gary Elsten officiating.
The body was cremated and the ashes will be scattered at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Darrell W. Jarvis
Darrell W. Jarvis, 23, Lapel, passed away Monday, December 8, 2003.
He was born on April 29, 1980, in Anderson.
While in high school at Lapel, he played on the football team that went to the semi state.
He was a member of Daybreak Community Church.
He is survived by his parents Bill and Debbie Jarvis of Lapel; six brothers and sisters, Donald (wife, Pam) Jarvis, Ronald Jarvis, Billy L. Jarvis, Jr., Barbara (husband, Kevin) Parkhurst all of Anderson, Dana M. Jarvis of Lapel, and Aaron (wife, Suzanne) Jarvis of Anderson; his maternal grandparents, Bill and Lavonne Hobbs of Lapel; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday at Ford Street United Methodist Church in Lapel with Rev. Richard Cole officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Friends may call from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, at the Ford Street United Methodist Church in Lapel.
If there is photo or letter you would like to send with Darrell, there will be a box provided at the church.