OBITUARIES

Updated:  July 25th, 2014

Shirley F. Hill
Age 75
Columbus

Died on Monday, July 21st, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  She retired from Columbus Sportswear after 20 years.  She was a member of the Hartsville Church of Christ and the New Hope Christian Church.  She enjoyed fishing, bowling, bean bag toss, gardening, cooking, and was a perfectionist as a seamstress.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter: Beth Stott; a son: Timothy Johnson; 4 grandchildren: Samantha Morgan, Justin Stott, Taniel Harper, and Collin Johnson; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Susie Payne and Vickie Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Arlene and Edna Atwell Boston; first husband: Samuel D. Johnson; second husband: William Hill; and 2 brothers: Donald and Paul Boston.

Calling will be on Saturday, July 26th, from 9:00 AM until service time at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus.  The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation is planned following the funeral service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to either Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Columbus Regional Hospital Cancer Center.  You may view a video tribute and send condolences at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


George J. Roberts
Age 83
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, July 22nd, in Huntsville, AL.  While in high school, he served in the Indiana National Guard.  After graduation, he served in U.S. Air Force, and was an aircracft mechanic and electrician.  He retired from the Cummins Engine Company after 38 years.  He was a member of the East Columbus United Methodist Church.  He was a licensed private pilot and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by a daughter: Rachelle Miller; 2 grandchildren: Wyatt & Indie Miller; and sisters-in-law: Sarah Robertson and Norma Eavey.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Bernice Storms Roberts; his wife: Joanna Roberts; a brother: Tom Roberts; a brother-in-law: Bob Eavey; and an infant sister.

Calling will be on Sunday, July 27th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus and Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at East Columbus United Methodist Church.  The funeral service will be on Monday, July 28th, at 10:00 AM at the church.  Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may go to either the East Columbus United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association Heartwalk, c/o Dr. Mark Jones, Indiana Heart Physicians, 5330 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237.  You may view a video tribute after 3:00 PM Sunday, light a virtual candle, and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Bonnie J. Gardner
Age 71
Hope

Died on Monday, July 21st, at Miller's Merry Manor in Hope.  She worked at several places, and most recently, was an attendant at a laundromat.  She loved nature, flowers, and spending time with her family.  She collected Indians, antiques, horses, and riding motorcycles.

She is survived by her mother: Anna Mae West Shaw; 3 daughters: Jody B. Fields, JoAnna LaRue Hooten, and Shannon Rae Clark; 2 sons: Jerry W. Nugent and J. Robert E. Waltermire; 13 grandchildren: Jobie, Roger, Dustin, Cassie, Doug, Terry, Johnny, Riley, Raley, Casey, Leona, Whitney, and Miranda; and 7 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father: J.T. Shaw; a daughter: Billie Jo Moore; and 3 grandchildren: Michael L. & Kenny W. Moore, and Jammie Lea Burton.

Cremation is planned and there will be a family gathering at a later date.  Arrangements were made by the Norman Funeral Home in Hope.  Online condolences may be made at www.normanfuneralhome.net.


Pauline M. Greenlee
Age 91
North Carolina
(Formerly of Columbus)

Died on Sunday, July 20th, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.  Arrangements are pending at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.


Taylor M. Compton
Age 18
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, July 22nd, in a car accident.  Arrangements are pending at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.


Frances Rutan
Age 91
Fairfield, IL
(Formerly of Columbus)

Died on Wednesday, July 23rd, at her daughter's home in Fairfield, IL.  Arrangements are pending at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.