OBITUARIES

Updated:  January 16th, 2015

Doris A. Wolter
Age 86
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, January 13th, at her home.  She worked at Arvin's for 43 years in the accounts payable/receiving department.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Cathy Shehan and Michele Pahl; a son: Doug Wolter; 2 sisters: Juanita Harden and Shirley Thayer; 5 grandchildren: Amy, Bryce, & Madeson Shehan, and Matthew & Grace Wolter; and 5 great-grandchildren: Caroline & Anna Belle Andrus, and Avery, Addie, & Olivia Shehan.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Arvil and Catherine Bottorff McKim; 2 sisters: Geraldine Burton and Wilma Crippen; grandson: Brandon Shehan; and a brother-in-law: James Thayer.

Calling will be on Thursday, January 15th, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Hathaway-Myers Dignity Memorial Chapel on Pearl Street in Columbus.  A prater service will be conducted on Thursday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 16th, at 1:30 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Edinburgh.  Burial will follow at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the Heritage Fund Community Foundation for the Family Service Endowment Fund.


Yvonne G. Wray
Age 82
Columbus

Died on Wednesday, January 14th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  She was a homemaker, a member of Parkside Baptist Church, and enjoyed sewing and crafts.

She is survived by 2 sons: Duane & Kenneth Wray; a daughter: Mary Heim; 4 sisters: Jacquey Richardson, Connie Cummings, Mona Flynn, and Penny Hensley; and 5 grandchildren: Dale, Bryan, Aaron, Amanda, & Melissa Wray.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Ray and Colletta Ritchison Hedge; her husband: Robert D. Wray; and a grandson: Daniel Wray.

Calling will be on Friday, January 16th, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus and Saturday from 9:30 AM until service time at Parkside Baptist Church.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, January 17th, at 10:30 AM at the church.  Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may go to Parkside Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


Ruth O. Deckard
Age 92
Columbus

Died on Wednesday, January 14th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and listening to gospel music.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Janet Fiesbeck and Retha Goines; 3 brothers: Bernie & Ronald Deckard and Don Miller; a sister: Ruby Sanke; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law: Kenny Hilderbrand.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Jessie F. Hill Ferguson; her husband: William O. Deckard; 4 sisters: Ella Mae Miller, Kathryn Lucas, Virginia Hilderbrand, and Doris Cromeans; a brother: Bud Ferguson; and an infant daughter: Carolyn Sue Deckard.

Calling will be on Friday, January 16th, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at the Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus. The funeral service will be on Saturday, January 17th, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may go to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home.  You may view a video tribute and send condolences at www.myers-reed.com.


Imogene Scheidt
Age 92
Cumming, GA
(Formerly of Columbus)

Died on Friday, January 9th, in Cumming, GA.  She worked at Cummins Engine Company, First National Bank, and Arvin Industries.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  She and her husband Herschel moved to Georgia in 2007 to be near family.

She is survived by her husband: Herschel Scheidt; a son: Dennis Scheidt; 11 grandchildren: Eric, Deke, Zachary, Adam, Dennis Jr., Isaac, & Nathan Scheidt, Mandy Smith, Katherine Schuber, Diana Matthews, and Josephine Scheidt; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother: Karl Forster; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter: Nancy; 3 sisters: Lois, Henrietta, and Dorothy Mae; and 5 brothers: Ebert, Earl, George, Frank, & Pete Forster.

Calling will be on Saturday, January 17th, from 10:00 AM until service time at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.  Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.   


Bart D. Voelz
Age 55
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, January 13th, at his home.  He was owner and operator of Service Master for 20 years, and then founded and operated Voelz Cleaning Service.  He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoyed sports, especially the Colts, going to Columbus East football games, playing with his grandkids, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by a son: Jon Voelz; his father: Don Voelz; a brother: Kevin Voelz; 2 sisters: Teresa Voelz and Beverly Allen; 2 grandchildren: Harper & Kaprice Voelz; and former wife: Rebecca Voelz. 

Calling will be on Saturday, January 17th, from 10:00 AM until service time at Grace Lutheran Church.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.  Memorials may go to Grace Lutheran Church.  Online condolences may be made at www.hathaway-myers.com.  Arrangements were made by the Hathaway-Myers Dignity Memorial Chapel on Pearl Street in Columbus.


Janice K. Hooker
Age 73
Home Avenue

Died on Thursday, January 8th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  She was an orthopedic technician for 34 years, retiring from Southern Indiana Orthopedics.  She enjoyed spending timed with her family, shopping, working crossword puzzles, golfing, and dearly loved Gizmo, her Shih Tzu.

She is survived by a daughter: Traci Robbins; a granddaughter: Taryn Strahl; a sister: Sandi Mueller; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Brooks and Kathryn Hazzard Hunter; and her husband: Gerald A. Hooker.

Calling will be on Saturday, January 17th, from 12:30 PM until service time at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus.  A memorial service will follow at 2:30 PM at the funeral home.  Private inurnment will be at a later date at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Fanconi Anemia Foundation, or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  You may view a video tribute and send condolences at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


Katherine L. Graber
Age 82
Columbus

Died on Sunday, January 11th, at Willow Crossing Health and Rehabilitation in Columbus.  She was a homemaker and volunteered with Girl Scouts of America.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Katherine "Kit" Ehrman and Vicky Kirts; and 3 grandchildren: Zachariah Welsh, Philip Ehrman IV, and Raymond Ehrman.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles E. and Catherine F. Welch; and her husband: William A. Graber, Jr.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation is planned and there will be no services.  Arrangements were made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


William A. Graber, Jr.
Age 90
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, December 30th, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club in Columbus and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.  He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, bird watching, and working around his property.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Katherine "Kit" Ehrman and Vicky Kirts; and 3 grandchildren: Zachariah Welsh, Philip Ehrman IV, and Raymond Ehrman.  He was preceded in death by his parents: William A. and Reva Graber.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation is planned and there will be no services.  Arrangements were made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com