OBITUARIES

Updated:  October 24th, 2014

William C. Newman, Jr.
Age 62
Hope

Died on Monday, October 20th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War.  He worked as an electronics technician in the computer industry.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Columbus, the Harrison Lake Country Club, the Sankaty Head Golf Club on Nantucket Island, and was a former EMT in Connecticut.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, surfing, was a great outdoorsman, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by 2 daughters: Susanna Newman and Maggie Newman McNicholas; a son: William C. Newman III; 5 grandchildren: Tristan W. Lazzell, Samantha Ann & Maeli E. Mires, Ciara R. & Nathan McNicholas; a sister: Sally Ann Newman; a brother: Richard Newman; his former wife: Beth Newman; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents: William C. Newman, Sr. and Sally Ann Boyce Newman.

Calling will be on Friday, October 24th, from 4:00 PM until service time at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope.  The funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.  Cremation is planned following the service.  Memorials may go to the Norman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.  Online condolences may be made at www.normanfuneralhome.net.


Delbert Kinsey
Age 65
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, October 21st, in Jackson County.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Thailand for a year during the Vietnam War.  He worked at the Indiana Department of Transportation for 30 years, retiring in August 2014.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at White Creek, and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, playing cards, and mushroom hunting.

He is survived by his wife: Sharon Schroer Kinsey; a son: Jason Kinsey; a daughter: Amanda Hunter; 3 grandchildren: Lila, Luke, & Liam Hunter; 4 brothers: Sherrill D., Stephen W., Rex, & Alan Kinsey; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Clifford and Martha Mace Kinsey; and a sister: Jacqueline Duke.

Calling will be on Friday, October 24th, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus and Saturday from 9:30 AM until service time at St. John's Lutheran Church at White Creek.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 25th, at 10:30 AM at the church.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery with full military honors presented by the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Unit and the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.  Memorials may go to White Creek Lutheran School.  You may view a video tribute and send condolences at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


Jim Wint
Age 51
Scipio

Died on Tuesday, October 21st, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  He worked at Penske Truck Leasing in Louisville for 23 years where he was a diesel mechanic.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church- Clifty.  He enjoyed boating, farming, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife: Kathy Heath Wint; his father: Gene Wint; his mother: Cora Nagel Waterman; a daughter: Elizabeth Wint; a son: Daniel Wint; a brother: Mark Wint; a sister: Karen Redding; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 2 uncles: Jack Wint and Ted Nagel; his stepfather: Don Waterman; father-in-law: Jack Heath; and mother-in-law: Evelyn Heath.   

Calling will be on Friday, October 24th, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at the St. Paul Lutheran Church- Clifty.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, October 25th, at 11:00 AM at the church.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Memorials may go to St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Arrangements are being made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


John C. Martin
Age 67
Hope

Died on Wednesday, October 22nd, at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital in Reed City, Michigan, while on vacation.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He attended The Ridge, was a member of the Moose Lodge, and volunteered at Otter Creek Golf Course.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, golf, playing cards, and traveling with his wife and kids.

He is survived by his wife: Sandra Martin; his mother: Edna Martin; a son: Jonathan Martin; 2 daughters: Amy Roseberry and Angela Wells; a brother: Paul Martin; and 6 grandchildren: Caleb & Connor Roseberry, Nathanael & Charlie Wells, and Noah & Jacob Martin.  He was preceded in death by his father: Edward Martin; and 2 grandchildren: Hannah Roseberry and Ellory Martin.

Calling will be on Saturday, October 25th, from Noon until service time at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.  The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Hope Moravian Cemetery.  Memorials may go to the Mooseheart Child City & School through the funeral home.  You may view a video tribute after noon Saturday, light a virtual candle, and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Donald F. Linneweber
Age 84
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, October 21st, at the Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus.  He served in the U. S. Air Force at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and Germany.  He retired from Arvin Industries.  He was a member of First Christian Church in Columbus, B.P.O.E. in Bicknell, IN, and the Fraternal Order of Police.  He and his wife were Indianapolis 500 enthusiast, attending 65 Indy 500 races.  They enjoyed their winters in Longboat Key, FL, boating, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife: Margaret Ann Linneweber; a son: Tom Linneweber; a daughter: Cathy Hall; 2 grandchildren: Ryan & Greg Linneweber; 3 step-grandchildren: John, Carly, & Scott Anderson; and 3 great-grandchildren: Kai, Cooper, & Shepard Linneweber.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Fredrick H. and Selma M. Linneweber; a brother: Robert Linneweber; 3 sisters: Alma Ruth Lueking, Dorothy Green, and Mary Francis Frye; and a step-grandson: Matthew Anderson.

Calling will be on Saturday, October 25th, from 1:00 PM until service time at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia, IN.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM at the church.  Arrangements were made by the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.  Memorials may go to either Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201, or the Salem United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 126, Westphalia, IN 47596.  You may light a virtual candle and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Ruth Wheelden
Age 78
Columbus

Died on Thursday, October 23rd.  She worked at Walmart before retiring.  She enjoyed taking care of her family and spending time with her Walmart friends.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Ruth Ann Miller and Judy Wingham; 3 granddaughters: Mackenzie, Marin, & Macy Wingham; 5 brothers: Francis, Billy, Junior Lucas, Dale Keating, and Norman Young; 4 sisters: Greta Tobin, Trudy Keating, Olivera Lucas, and Delores LaRue; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents: James and Annie Lucas; a brother: Conrad Lucas; 2 sisters: Pauline Alexander and Geraldine Webb; a son-in-law: Bruce "Speedy" Miller; and a son: Paul Wheelden.

Calling will be on Saturday, October 25th, from 1:00 PM until service time at Norman Funeral Home in Hope.  The funeral service will follow at 5:00 PM at the funeral home.  Cremation is planned following the service.  Memorials may go to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences may be made at www.normanfuneralhome.net.


Claude F. Shoun, Jr.
Age 75
Columbus

Died on Monday, October 20th, at Brown County Health and Living Community.  He worked at Haynes Stellite in Kokomo and then 21 years at the Cummins Engine Company, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of Parkside Baptist Church and attended St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved his family.

He is survived by his wife: Bev J. Groves Shoun; a son: Kevin C. Shoun; a daughter: Lesli A. Shoun Gordon; a sister: Eurma J. Shoun Huempfner; an uncle: Carl Shoun; and an aunt: Matilda Shoun.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Claude F. Shoun, Sr. and Darline Baker Shoun.

Calling will be on Monday, October 27th, from 4:00 PM until service time at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus.  A memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be at a later date at Science Hill Cemetery in Science Hill, KY.  Memorials may go to either Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.  You may view a video tribute and send condolences at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


Bruce R. Montgomery, Sr.
Age 94
Columbus

Died on Friday, October 17th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and managed the Armory Apartments for several years.

He is survived by longtime companion: Alice Purtlebaugh; a son: Bruce Montgomery, Jr.; 2 grandchildren: Sean Montgomery and Rhiannon Reynolds; and a great-grandson: Wyatt Reynolds.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Elliott and Nancy Jane Pierce Montgomery; his wife: Helen Montgomery; 5 sisters; and 2 brothers.

In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated.  A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, October 29th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Hathaway-Myers Dignity Memorial Chapel on Pearl Street in Columbus.  Memorials may go to American Legion Post 24.  Online condolences may be made at www.hathaway-myers.com.