OBITUARIES

Updated:  December 19th, 2014

Richard P. Nicholson
Age 81
Columbus

Died on Sunday, December 14th, at the Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a flight instructor.  He worked at the Cummins Engine Company for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife: Beverly Lewis Richardson; 2 sons: Dr. Gregory N. and Rick Nicholson; and 4 grandchildren: Ben, Madeleine, Sam, & Isabel Nicholson.  He was preceded in death by his parents: Edgar P. and Faith Crawford Nicholson; a brother; and a sister-in-law.

Calling will be on Friday, December 19th, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at the Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation is planned with private inurnment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association.  Online condolences may b e made at www.myers-reed.com.

Virginia N. Smith
Age 68
Wallace Avenue

Died on Monday, December 15th, at her home.  She retired from Columbus Regional Hospital where she was a pharmacy technician.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and was a member of the East Columbus Separate Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing and participating in church activities.

She is survived by her husband: Ernest Ray Smith; a son: Terry Birge; 3 daughters: Naomi MacKenn, Ellen Woodcock, and Karen Hendershot; a stepson: Joshua Smith; 2 stepdaughters: Nicole Waldon and Stacy Ruddick; a sister: Charline Ison; 13 grandchildren; Raeanne Castor, Thomas Lipps, Ryan Woodcock, Trey Sanders, Kristin Childers, Autumn Sanders, McKayla Waldon Foss, Hope Waldon, Phillip & Dylan Ruddick, Joshua Smith, Jr., and Zoie & Malerie Hendershot; and 3 great-grandchildren: Raelyn & Averiee Castor, and Kyler Foss.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Paul and Flora Bell Harper Riddle; a brother: Joe Riddle; 4 sisters: Mary Gates, Joyce Riddle, Alyne Reddnarah, and Mamie Lois Riddle; and a grandson: William Ruddick. 

Calling will be on Friday, December 19th, 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, December 20th, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery in Ogilville.  Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.  You may view a video tribute after 4:00 PM Friday, light a virtual candle, and send condolences at www.jewellrittman.com.


Larry Mahoney
Age 72
Columbus

Died on Tuesday, December 9th, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  He retired from sales in 2005 and was a former plant manager for CP Electronics.  He was a member of the New Hope Christian Church, where he was a deacon.  He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife: Charlotte J. Mahoney; his father: Eugene L. Mahoney; a daughter: Coleen Moulton; a son: Shaun Mahoney; 4 grandchildren: Heather & Maxwell Moulton and Maiya & Connor Mahoney; a brother: Michael Mahoney; 2 nephews: Jeffrey & Bradley Mahoney; a niece: Heather Grob; numerous great-nieces; and a great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother: Elnora P. Owens Mahoney; and a brother: Eugene L. Mahoney, Jr.

Calling will be on Saturday, December 20th, from 9:00 AM until service time at the New Hope Christian Church, U.S. 31 North and County Road 400 North, Columbus.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.  Private inurnment was at Garland Brook Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to either the New Hope Christian Church or I.U. Health Home Dialysis, 8803 N. Meridian St., Room 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.  Arrangements were made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com


Nettie M. Hillin
Age 99
Central Avenue

Died on Tuesday, December 16th, at the Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.  She retired from the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, and was a member of the East Columbus Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband: Dan A. Hillin; a daughter: Louanna Fay; a sister; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Elias and Eliza Anderson Titsworth; 2 brothers: Joe & Wilbur Titsworth; a son: Lewis Wycoff; and a daughter: Patty Perdue.

Calling will be on Monday, December 22nd, from 9:00 AM until service time at the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus.  A memorial service will follow at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com.


Charlotte F. Baldwin
Age 80
Crestview, FL
(Formerly of Columbus)

Died on Tuesday, December 9th, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL.  She was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the American Legion, and Women of the Moose.

She is survived by 3 cousins: Marjorie Harris, and Max & James Williams; sisters-in-law: Rachel Moore and Jean Dickinson; brothers-in-law: James, Mark, Samuel, John, Daniel L., & Paul Baldwin; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Jess and Flo Hubbard Linke, and stepfather: Noah Linke; aunt and uncle: Arnold and Faye Haymaker; an infant brother: sisters-in-law: Lois Bilby and Kathryn Davis; and brothers-in-law: Robert & Ray Baldwin.

Calling will be on Monday, December 22nd, from 11:00 AM until service time at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  A memorial service will follow at noon at the church.  Entombment will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Columbarium.  Memorials may go to St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  Arrangements were made by the Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.  Online condolences may be made at www.barkesweaverglick.com.