Lois P. Dyer
Lois P. Dyer, age 78 of Washington, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Washington. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Washington Chapel. Burial will be in New Veale Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Floraellen McClellan, age 95, of Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Petersburg. She was born July 23, 1918, in Monroe City, the daughter of James adn Dezzie M. (Rice) Jones. Her first marriage was to Orace Cummins and her second husband was Johnny McClellan, both are deceased. She is survived by a daughter, Maleeda Bowling; two step-sons, Randal and Terry McClellan; a step-daughter, Connie Sue Wells; four grandchildren, Mervin Cummins, Judy Farren, Eva Russell, and Mary Woodall; nine great-grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren, and seven great-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and a son, Mervin Cummins. Funeral services will be conducted at the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg with burial in Bethel Cemetery near Washington. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Dorothy Ann "Dot" Goodrid
Dorothy Ann Goodrid,age 89, of Washington, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at her home surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born to the late Gene and Una (Taylor) Witherspoon in Chicago on May 22, 1924. Her family lived in Chicago for the first few years of her life and then moved to Petersburg. She was a 1941 graduate of Petersburg High School. On June 25, 1942, she married the love of her life, Gene M. Goodrid. He survives. They were married for over 71 years, and lived in the same homestead in Washington for 58 of those years. Her family was her pride and joy! She and Gene loved to travel and see the world. They loved to take many camping trips, while raising their six daughters. They traveled to almost every state and many other countries. They were snowbirds that spent 21 winters in Florida, where they made many lasting friendships. Dorothy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Washington. She was also active in the United Methodist Women, UMC Booster Sunday School, UMW Afternoon Circle, and House and Garden Homemakers. She was employed by Williams Drug Store for over 16 years. Dorothy was an avid reader. She loved to jump into a new read that took her away to other countries, religions, other eras in time, and new adventures. She loved her grandchildren, and in her later years, loved having them and the great grandchildren come visit and play. She is survived by her husband, Gene M. Goodrid of Washington; six daughters, Sherry (John) Ricks of Washington, Vicki (Jim) Wood of Plainfield, Cindy (Blaine) Kalberer of Washington, Sandy (Adrian) Davis of Avon, Patty (Tim) Riker of Washington, and Peggy (Clifton)Wilson of Washington; 14 grandchildren, Brenda Parsons of Washington, Peter (Lisa) Wood of Littleton, Colo., Rick Greene of Patoka, Ky., Kathy Fowler of Washington, Eric (Jurgen) Just of Warendorf-Hoetmar, Germany, Christina (Jason) Potts of Petersburg, Matthew (Amber) Davis Plainfield, Kari (Patrick) Meehan of Indianapolis, Bradley Riker of Washington, Adam (Star) Riker of Washington, Kelly (Cody) Cummings of Cannelburg, Holly (Joshua) Butcher of Washington, and Andrew (Bryana) Wilson of Washington; 27 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; one sister, Mary Jo (Bob) Roberts of Lewisville, Texas, one sister-in-law, Jan Witherspoon at St. Louis and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Gene, Jim, and Thomas Witherspoon. Visitation will be held Friday at Christ United Methodist Church in Washington from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. prior to the service. The funeral will be held Sat. at 10 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Wells officiating. Burial will take place in Sugarland Memory Gardens following the service. The Gill Funeral Home is in charge of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-state Multiple Sclerosis Association, 971 S. Kenmore Drive, Evansville, Ind., 47714, in honor of her daughter, Cindy Kalberer, or Christ United Methodist Church, 104 N. Meridian St., Washington, Ind. 47501. You may sign the online guestbook at www.gillsince1872.com .
Martha "Marty" Green
Martha Ellen “Marty” Green, age 95, of Washington passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Daviess Community Hospital. Born on Oct. 6, 1918, in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of Royal and Ethel (Wohrer) Carlock.
A1935 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland, she was a 1939 cum laude graduate of Franklin College where she met Stafford Freemont “Monty” Green whom she married on June 22, 1940. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2002. Marty and Monty moved to Washington in 1952. Retiring in 1977, she was a Daviess County Welfare caseworker for 15 years.
Embracing Westminster Presbyterian Church as her “extended family” in Washington for the last 61 years, she was active in Presbyterian Women, served as Westminster’s first woman elder, and as past president of Vincennes Presbyterial. Marty was past president of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Monday Afternoon Club, Arts and Flowers Garden Club, and Friends of the Library. She was an alumnus of Delta Delta Delta college sorority.
Marty was loved and appreciated for her deep commitment to family and lifelong friends, keen intelligence, strength of purpose, community service, generosity and gracious style. She was an avid reader, played in several bridge clubs, loved cross word puzzles, enjoyed family reunions, frequent travel and the 19 winters she and Monty spent in North Fort Myers, FL.
She is survived by three children, Dr. Roy (Nancy) Green of Ft. Myers, FL., Steven (Jane) Green of Royal Oaks, CA., and Ellen (Mike) McKittrick of Washington; five grandchildren, Laura (Kevin) Shrable of Bella Vista, AR., Angela (Mike) Rosenbaum of San Jose, CA., Eric Green of Royal Oaks, CA., Andrew McKittrick of Bloomington, IN. and Maggie McKittrick of Indianapolis, IN.; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan Rosenbaum, Troy Rosenbaum, Jenna Rosenbaum, Brett Shrable, and Emilee Shrable.
Predeceasing her were two half sisters, Roberta (Carlock) Broomhall and Bonnie (Carlock) Ledford and one half brother, Hubert Carlock. Her mother Ethel died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1920 when Martha Ellen was only 15 months old so she cherished a lifetime kinship with her Carlock and Wohrer grandparents and cousins in Jennings County, Indiana with whom she spent summers throughout her childhood.
A service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church with visitation at the church starting at 11 a.m. Gill
Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences may be made to the family online at www.gillsince1872.com.
Louis W. Graber
Louis W. Graber, age 77, of Loogootee, died at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Daviess County, the son of William and Leah (Knepp) Graber. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He is survived by his wife, Verda (Graber) Graber, whom he married Feb. 27, 1958; three sons, Abraham and wife Vera Graber, William and wife Regina Graber, and Larry and wife Lorene Graber, all of Loogootee; two daughters, Roselyn and husband Fred Wagler, and Lois and husband Philip Stoll, all of Loogootee; two brothers, John and wife Alta Graber, and Abe K. and wife Delilah Graber, all of Montgomery; one sister, Susanna and husband Amos Wagler of Loogootee; two sisters-in-law, Viola and Rosa Graber, both of Odon; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson; five sisters; and three brothers. The funeral will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Produce Building in Montgomery. Burial will be in Wagler Cemetery in Montgomery. Visitation is until the hour of service at the Produce Building. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.