Area Obituaries

Bartt Cox

Bartt Emerson Cox, 31, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Tuesday. Bartt was born in Vincennes June 19, 1983. He was a Washington High School graduate and also attended Vincennes University for auto refinishing. Bartt was a member of the Army National Guard and served from 2003-2004 in Iraq. While serving he was awarded several honors including Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, and an Honorable Discharge in 2007. Bartt enjoyed watching I.U. basketball and the Colts.

Bartt leaves behind his father, Steve Ray Cox (Laura); mother, Becky Jo Duzan (Todd); brother, Taylor Duzan; grandmother, Janet Byram; grandparent Gene Schafer; aunt, Ginny Schafer; uncle, Steve William Truelove (Angie); cousins, Heather Truelove, Libby Truelove, and Hollis Truelove; great-aunt and uncle Cindy and Steve Reddick; godparents, Harold Eugene Schafer and the late Mildred Ann Schafer; and several other cousins.

Preceding Bartt were his grandparents Merle Emerson (Buddy) Truelove Jr., Donna Lee Wilson Truelove; great-grandparents, Merle Emerson and Betty Truelove Sr., Mable Irene Clark, Calvin Wilson; grandmother Millee Shafer, and grandmother Mary Hazel Cox.

A visitation will be held Saturday at Gill Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private funeral will be held for family and by invitation only.

Juline Louisa Wheeler

Juline Louisa (Robertson) Wheeler passed away Thursday. She was born to W. Omar and Martha (Vest) Robertson on March 22, 1911, in Jefferson, Indiana. Juline married Rev. J. Vernon Wheeler on Aug. 17, 1938.

Juline graduated from Canon City (Colorado) High School, she studied at Colorado Woman’s College in Denver, Colorado, and received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and public school music. She also studied at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in voice, and completed graduate work at Texas Christian University.

Juline Wheeler served with her husband in Christian churches in New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska where she was frequently the minister of music. She was a soloist at local community events as well as at state church conventions. She taught piano, voice, and organ throughout her life. She was a founding member of the staff at Inspiration Point, a summer music camp, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and continued to teach and perform there for 23 years. She was an accomplished musician and shared her music with others her entire life.

Juline is survived by nephews and nieces Keith (Judy) Perkins of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Ann Michal of Indianapolis, Stewart (Kay) Perkins of Sullivan, Lawana (Richard) Hand and Janella (Lawrence) Nolan, both of Washington; nine great-nephews; one great-niece; and several great-great-nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marian Perkins (sister), Harold Perkins (brother-in-law), and friend Roy Dolce.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday at Antioch Christian Church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at Freemont Lake Side Cemetery in Canon City, Colorado.

Charlene Jo Hine-Brown

Charlene Jo Hine-Brown, 77, of Washington, passed away Oct. 16, 2014. She was born along with her twin sister, Shirley, on June 19, 1937 at the Hines Family Farm at Eminence to Scott C. and Wilma Lee (Clarkston) Hine.
She was a graduate of Eminence High School in 1955. She was owner and operator of Charlene's Quilting in Petersburg and had been employed at The Press Dispatch in Petersburg. Charlene had been one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 52 years and had been in the full time ministry for the past 15 years. 
She is survived by her children, Regina Ann (Lyle) Gebert of Washington; Jamie Todd (Alice) Brown of Petersburg; Lorri (Ron Lemond) Brown of Petersburg; her grandchildren, Lacy Breanna Brown of New Albany; Calla Ruth DeMotte of Nashville, Tennessee; Dakota Ray Brown and Dylan Andrew Brown both of Petersburg; her twin sister, Shirley Ann Hubbard of Hazelwood; A sister, Marilyn Sue Bond of Helmsburg; and two brothers, William Gibson Hines II and Charles Robert Hine, both of Eminence. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Burial was at the Centennial Cemetery in Martinsville.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Freedom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Martinsville and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014  at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Washington. 

Paula J. Arnold

Paula J. Arnold, 63, Washington, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at 12:32 a.m. at her home. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary followed by the service. 

Roberta "Bobbie" Ruth Brower

Roberta “Bobbie” Ruth Brower went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She was born March 16, 1925 to John Roy Goodwin and Zelma Catherine (Bacon) Goodwin of rural Washington, Indiana.  She married George Eldridge “Bill” Brower June 8, 1946 and lived most of their married life in Birmingham and Troy Michigan.  After her husband retired they moved to Washington for a short time and then moved to Brooksville, Florida.  That is where she enjoyed playing bridge with friends and was an avid golfer.  She also took art lessons and was an excellent artist.  She spent many hours painting for friends and family.  They returned back to Washington where she remained after losing her husband of 59 years in 2005.  In 2010 she moved to Canada and then to Colorado to be near her sons.
She has two sons, Jeffrey Louis (Annette) Brower of West Kelowna, British Columbia Canada, and Douglas Roy (Cheryl) Brower of Monument, Colorado; siblings, Dorris (Shorty) Allison, Bud (Betty) Goodwin, Joyce (Bob) Arthur, Nolan (Shirley) Goodwin, Cleo (Malcolm) Radcliffe, Bill (Ginny) Goodwin; several nieces and nephews and great nephews that she loved dearly and mourn the loss of their Aunt Bobbie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her sister, Orma (Bert) Grimm. 
There will be a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Gill Funeral Home, 308 E. Walnut ST. Washington, IN. A service will immediately follow with Pastor Steve Dayton officiating.  Roberta will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to Namaste Alzheimer’s Center, 2 Penrose Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or Mt. Gilead Cemetery Fund in care of Todd Allison, 6235 S. 100 E. Washington, IN 47501.  You may visit our online guestbook at
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