OBITUARIES

Updated:  November 20th, 2014

David J. Beem, Jr.
Age 28
Columbus

Died on Friday, November 14th.  Survivors include his parents: David J. Beem, Sr. and Susan K. Negley Striegel; a son: David J. Beem III; and 3 sisters: Susan McIntosh-Large, Rebecca Beem, and Bess Gonyea.

Calling will be on Friday, November 21st, from Noon until service time at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.  The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.


David E. Rager
Age 62
Columbus

Died on Monday, November 17th, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  He worked at Cummins Inc. for over 40 years, mostly in customer service and service engineering.  He was an avid golfer and still golfed at least twice a week as a member of the Timbergate Golf Course.  He coached his sons baseball teams and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and vacationing at the beach with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Pam Rager; 2 sons: Tom and Andy Rager; a stepson: Josh Littrell; 3 brothers: Mike, Steve, &  Daniel Rager; a sister: Karen Penrod; mother of his 2 sons: Jan White Schackel; 8 grandchildren: Adycin, Lyla, Blake, & Logun Rager, Lilly Wilson, and Carson, Wil, & Teddy Littrell; and stepfather: Glenn Line.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Harold and Maxine Thurgood Rager.

Calling will be on Friday, November 21st, from 4:00 PM until service time at the Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus.  A celebration of his life will follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to either Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com.


Norma J. Bennett
Age 77
Hege Avenue

Died on Tuesday, November 18th, at her home.  She was a member of the Lowell General Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband: Homer D. Bennett; 2 sons: Rick and Danny Cross; a daughter: Brenda Bowers; a brother: James M. "Maxie" Jessie; 5 grandchildren: Angela Assmann, DEnnis Bowers, Lindsey & Kristi Cross, and Travis Pickett; 4 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Meredith T. and Mary Lannie Jessie; 5 brothers; 7 sisters; and a great-grandchild.

Calling will be on Friday, November 21st, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.  The funeral service will be on Saturday, November 22nd, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may go to Homer Bennett through the funeral home to help with medical expenses.  You may view a video tribute after 4:00 PM Friday, light a virtual candle, and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Charles R. Voelker
Age 68
Bittersweet Court

Died on Tuesday, November 18th, at his home.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a Seaman on the Great Lakes.  He worked in insurance for over 40 years.  He retired from State Farm Insurance in January after 14 years.  He enjoyed water sports, fishing, and was a certified master diver.  

He is survived by his wife: Mary Louise Voelker; a sister: Martha Voelker Nicholson; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles A. and Ruth Osburn Voelker.

A memorial service and inurnment will be held at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Marion, VA, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the donor's choice of charities.  Arrangements were made by the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus.  You may light a virtual candle and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Richard D. Quinn
Age 62
Julia Drive

Died on Saturday, November 15th, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.  He is survived by 2 daughters: Sage and Amber Quinn; 2 brothers: Jerry and Greg Quinn; and 2 granddaughters. 

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services and cremation is planned.  Arrangements were made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.


Barbara J. Dalrymple
Age 78
Taylor Road

Died on Saturday, November 15th, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  She is survived by 3 daughters: Linda Sue Rickly, Deborah Ann Stewart, and Judith Marie Guinn; a brother: Bill Bennethum; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 26th, at the Four Seasons Retirement Center Chapel.  Inurnment will be at Deland Memorial Gardens in Florida.  Arrangements were made by the Hathaway-Myers Dignity Memorial Chapel on Pearl Street in Columbus.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the Four Seasons Retirement Center Employee Christmas Fund.


Louis A. Giovanini
Age 75
Venice, FL
(Formerly of Columbus)

Died on Wednesday, November 19th, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.  He was a coach of baseball and boys basketball in 22 years at Columbus East High School.  Survivors include his wife: Kathy M. Giovanini.  Arrangements are pending at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.


Robert E. Frame
Age 55
Columbus

Died on Wednesday, November 19th.  Survivors include his mother: Sandra Frame; his wife: Patty Frame; a daughter: Katy Frame; a sister: Sharon Boyington; and 2 grandchildren.  There will be no services.  Memorials may go to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home on 25th Street in Columbus to help with expenses.