Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana (2024)

2D Courier The Journal Courier publishes basic death notices and personalized obituaries for those with a connection to our readership area. Free death notices include the name, age, city of residence and arrangement details. Personalized obituaries are paid advertisem*nts and are written by family members. Local funeral homes can provide families with information including costs of obituary listings. Obituaries are coordinated by the Journal Courier, call 765-420-5287 for details.

Obituaries are online at www.jconline.com/obituaries. Robert Bohart, 87, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Robert was born August 81 1929 to Charles and Marian (Smith) Bohart in Charlestown, Indiana. Bob served in the Air Force and graduated from Purdue University. He married Anabel Sines Bohart on October 13, 1956.

She preceded his death on April 16, 2008. Bob worked for Gulf Oil as a regional manager. He retired to Bradenton, Florida in 1983 where he enjoyed playing golf at Palma Sola golf course practically every day. Surviving is his daughter Cathy Emme rick; grandchildren, Zachary, Brian and Rebecca Emmerick; brothers, Les Bohart; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter Jane Ellen, a brother Charles and a sister Virginia.

Robert E. Bohart Susan Lee Hall was born on May 12, 1952 in Muncie, Indiana to Clay Ellison Moody and Nancy Lou Moody (nee Williams). She graduated from Marion High School and attended Ball State University. She married Larry Warren Hall on June 4, 1977 at Gethsemane Episcopal Church, in Marion, Indiana. The couple made their home in Lafayette, Indiana during their early years and then in the surrounding area until her death in May 2017.

Susan worked for the State of Indiana at the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette for over 11 years before joining her business, Electro- Mechanical Technology. For the last fourteen years, Susan provided loving care and assistance for her parents and mother-in-law. Beloved by her family and friends, Susan was a generous and good-hearted soul who enjoyed helping others and often extended her kindnesses with her famous jellies and pies. Susan and Larry were devoted to their golden retrievers Goldie, Brandy, Charlie, Sam, Rufus and Sandy. Susan is survived by her mother, her sister Mary Lou (Joe) Poole, and her brothers David (Mary Catherwood) Moody, Douglas (Kate) Moody and Joseph (Paulette) Moody, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. on September 1 at Soller- Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd, Lafayette, IN 47909, the Reverend Dr. Bradley Pace and the Chaplain Dawn Bodi ciating. A private interment will be at St.

Cemetery in Lafayette, IN. Donations and gifts may be given to GRRACE- Golden Retriever Rescue Community Education or the Westminster Chaplaincy Ministry, West Lafayette, IN. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com Susan Lee Hall 93, a long-time Crawfordsville resident, passed away on Aug. 18, 2017, at Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Frankfort. He was born April 6, 1924, in Oakley, to the late Everett V.

and Lottie May Gochenour Hinesley. In 1947, Joe married Ramona H. Hartley; she survives. In 1942, Joe graduated from Rossville High School and then served in the United States Army during World War II. He was held as a POW in Germany before returning home.

Joe owned and operated Jewelry in Crawfordsville, now Creek Jewelers, from 1960 to his retirement in 2000. He was a licensed watchmaker and member of the Association of Indiana. Joe was a very community minded person and leader in the Crawfordsville area for many years. He stayed very active in several organizations throughout the years. In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his daughters, Sheila (Richard) Davis, of Evanston, IL, and Susan Hinesley, of Kokomo; two brothers, Bob (Linda) Hinesley and Don (Connie) Hinesley, both of Rossville; two granddaughters, Samantha Petry and Abbigail Petry Lane (Evan); and six nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to the start of the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Chaplain Ken Rushing will ciate. Online condolences may be directed to www. gendafuneralhome.com.

Joe E. Hinesley Joseph E. Park Sr, 86, of Lafayette, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St. Anthony Health Care. He was born December 28, 1930, in Port Matilda, PA, to the late La Rue and Lillie Standley Park.

On July 23, 1950, he married Edna Johnston in Cincinnati and she survives. Joseph worked as a Printer for Wesley Press in Indianapolis and retired in 1996. He was a member of Evergreen Wesleyan Church. Surviving with his wife are his children Rev. Joseph (Nancy) Park, Jr.

of Lafayette, Rebekah (William) Schultz of Nazareth, PA, Naomi Pence of Lafayette, Mary (Lonny) Ballard of Athens, AL, Rachel (Kevin) Schouweiler of Madison- ville, KY, 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Rev. Ralph (Doris) Park of CO. Joseph was preceded by his daughter Esther Tripp, sisters, Luella Highlander, Beulah Tacket, Ethelyn Jones, brothers, David, Orville and La Rue Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.

to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Evergreen Wesleyan Church, 1525 Grove Street, Lafayette. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Evergreen Wesleyan Church, Rev.

Joseph Park Jr. ciat- ing. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery in Gas City, Indiana. You may sign the guest book, leave memories and photos at www.soller-baker.com Joseph E.

Park Sr. Robert Howard Jeffers Sr. 81, of Winamac, IN, passed away Friday Aug. 25, 2017. Visitation: 3 9 p.m.

EDT Aug. 29 at Frain Mortuary. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. EDT on Aug. 30 at Frain Mortuary Burial: Aug.

30, at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac, IN. www.frain- mortuary.com. Emma Lou Alvey 80, of West Lafayette, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at her residence. Further information regarding a time and date for services will be provided at www.hippen- steelfuneralservice.com. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.

90, of Remington, passed away at 11:27 PM, August 25, 2017 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus of West Lafayette. He was born September 28, 1926 in Morocco, IN to the late Dallerie P. and Nancy (La oon) Armstrong. Samuel was a 1944 graduate of Brook High School. Samuel served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army as an M.P.

cer during WWII. His marriage was to Rosemary DeGroot on February 20, 1952 in Kentland. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2017. Samuel lived in Brook for several years before moving to the Remington area in 1970. He was a farm hand for 48 years at Hageman Farms of Remington.

Samuel enjoyed spending his time reading, listening to big band music, and being with family, especially his grandchildren. Samuel is survived by his children, Kevin (Cheryl) Armstrong of West Lafayette, and Merri (Dave) Schieler of Wolcott. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren. Preceding him in death along with his parents and wife is a daughter, Dallerie (Dolly) Murray; sisters, Elizabeth Rains and Irene Hughes. Friends may call from 10 a.m.

(EST) until the time of Funeral Service 11 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Remington. Interment to follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Remington. Share memories and condolences online at www. clapperfuneralservices.com.

Samuel P. Armstrong Windy S. Stigers, 59, of Lafayette, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her residence. Born March 14, 1958 in Lafayette, to Jack and Opal (Loy) Phillips. Windy married Kenneth L.

Stigers on June 30, 1979 at St. James Lutheran Church located in Lafayette, he survives. Professionally, Windy worked for Lafayette Sports Center, her responsibilities included front desk tasks and childcare. Windy enjoyed yardwork and gardening. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She liked to read, listen to music, and dance. Windy was an avid Purdue fan and was a cheerleader in high school. In addition to her husband Kenneth, Windy is survived by her children, Kenneth E. (wife: Sabrina) Stigers Jr. of West Lafayette, Nicole K.

(husband: Adam) Harvey of Lafayette, and Ashley A. Stigers of Lafayette; parents, Jack and Opal Phillips of Lafayette; two brothers, Johnny (wife: Jamie) Phillips of New Ross and Kenny (wife: Tina) Phillips of West Lafayette; and six grandchildren, Kane Sims, Hannah Stanifer, Sequoya Stigers, Cree Stigers, Bentley Stigers-Petrie, and John L. Stigers. Windy is preceded in death by her brother Jackie Lee Phillips and sister Brenda K. Phillips.

Visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2017 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place the next day, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. In lieu of owers, direct memorial contributions to The American Lung Association http://www.lung.

Please share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteel- funeralservice.com. Windy S. Stigers 59 Homer Parker, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in his home. Born at home, in New Richmond, Indiana, on May 22, 1931, to the late Charles Parker and Maymie Parker. Bill grew up in Lafayette.

He graduated at Lafayette Je erson High School in 1950, he exceeded in all sports and student council. Bill honorably served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He opened the Sinclair service station in 1954 of which he ran for 25 years. Bill and Jody were lifetime members of Grace United Methodist Church. Bill loved and enjoyed family gatherings.

He enjoyed playing Euchre and pheasant hunting. After retirement, he spent his days with his best friends, either working on projects together or grabbing co ee. He had properties around Lafayette that he enjoyed mowing and snow plowing. He married his wife Jody Munger, of over 64 years, on October 3, 1953. They have three daughters, Jana (Dave) Compton, Lori (Hal) Bodkin, and Cheryl (Tim) Minardo; god daughter, Kym Kelley; six grandchildren, Tricia (Dustin) Parker, Nikki (Mike) Gilbert, Hal Bodkin III, Caleb (Brittany) Bodkin, Jeremy (Elyse) Minardo, and Justin (Kay) Minardo; and ve great grandchild all of Lafayette.

He is also survived by his sibling Sherrie Simon of Bridgeport, Texas. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his brothers, David and Don Parker; sisters, Pauline Day, Georgia Gillia, Imogene Schrader, Shirley Gillis, and a granddaughter, Keela Bodkin. A special thanks to Noli, Mary, and Joyce! Visitation at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Larry Johnson and Reverend Lore Blinn-Gibbs will ciate.

Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. In lieu of owers, direct memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Please share memories and condolences online at www. hippensteelfuneralservice. com.

Homer Parker -86 Ruth Ann Wetli 75, of Lafayette, died Friday, August 25 at IU Health Hospital. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30, from 2 3 p.m., and the service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 at Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, 400 Twyck- enham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909. www.soller-baker.

com OBITUARIES ATLANTA Cities across the U.S. are trying to encourage the homeless to find beds of their own, not just a cot for the night. In theory, no one should stay in a shelter very long. Atlanta is putting this idea to a hard, real-world test by closing its last shelter of last resort. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked.

But years of litigation wore down the operators. After epic battles against the city, tuberculosis, bed bugs and other hazards, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless settled out of court and sold its enormous industrial building to Central Atlanta Progress, a downtown business group. Relocating the people inside will be done in a Central Atlanta Progress promised ahead of this slow-motion shutdown. Starting Monday, the shelter will turn away newcomers, and current residents will be moved out gradually. take it one step at a said Jack Hardin, co-chairman of the Regional Commission on the Homeless, which is helping to manage the transition.

But no one can say where those steps will lead. hard not knowing where going to said Laura Wheaton, 34, who has been staying at the shelter with her four children for more than a month. Other Atlanta shelters are so full all the rest of the people are going to be left for the she said. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a $50million plan to place 500 chronically homeless individuals and 300 homeless families in permanent housing. But the city acquired this housing yet, nor chosen property owners willing to operate units they develop or renovate, city spokeswoman Jenna Garland said.

Nationwide, cities that once herded the homeless into large downtown shelters are trying to move them quickly into long- term housing tailored to their needs. Some advocates say that with enough support, even people with serious mental health problems, addictions, chronic illnesses and a deep distrust of authority can sleep in their own beds. This model has found success in places such as Houston and the state of Connecticut, said Nan Roman, president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. soon as we figure out how they get in, we need to figure out how they get out. It has to go Roman said.

you get people living in the shelter system. like if you had ahotel and no one ever left it, you have to keep building more and more ho- Atlanta, however, is closing Peachtree-Pine without having first developed the capacity to replace it, said Anita Beaty, who retired six months ago as executive director of the task force. a terrible Beaty said. forces in Atlanta who want homeless people visible and certainly not on Peachtree Street are extremely The shelter occupies some of the most valuable real estate in the South, a few blocks from the 55- story Bank of America Plaza, the tallest skyscraper. Its occupants mingle with business executives and theater patrons.

In 2003, shortly after it was formed, the regional commission released a 119-page to End Homelessness in Atlanta in Ten The goal now is to make homelessness brief and office said. The latest counts found 3,572 homeless people in Atlanta, including 1,567 in emergency shelters, 1,324 in transitional housing and 681 without any shelter. Ten percent roughly 350 are chronically homeless, the of- fice said. done a good job of reducing the total Hardin said. need all the shelter beds that had in the Others doubt that.

Homeless wary as Atlanta closes its last-resort shelter JEFF MARTIN AND ROBERT RAY ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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