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Becker, Alice  
Alice Becker, 92 Alice Becker, 92, of Lafayette, Passed away at 2:21 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014. She was born January 16, 1922, in Montgomery County, to the late Charles and Gladys McNorton Kemmer. She served in the United States Army from July 3, 1944 to February 20, 1945. Alice was a beautician owning several shops over the years before retiring. On February 7, 1966 she married Edward Becker in Florida. He died June 2, 1992. Surviving is a son Kenneth Pearcy of Lafayette, a brother, Richard Kemmer (Ruth) of Rossville, two sisters, Mary Irmeger (Robert) of Rossville and Marjorie Clark of Lafayette. Also surviving are her dear friends Corky Cheshire of Florida and Sybille Scherer of Lafayette and two special young men whom she considered grandchildren Scott and Andy Scherer. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West Lafayette, IN 47906 with Rev. Clarinda Crawford officiating. Entombment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. You may sign the guest book or leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Dec. 17, 2014
Beherns, Henry E.  
Henry E. Beherns, 82 Henry E. Beherns, 82, of Wolcott, passed away at 8:20 pm, December 18, 2014 at his residence, with his family at his side. He was born January 8, 1932 in Gilman, IL to the late Henry and Dorothy (Hull) Beherns. Henry served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. His marriage of 56 years was to Marilyn Murphy on October 1, 1958 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Kentland and she survives. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Remington and the Wolcott American Legion, where he served on the firing squad for Military Honors. Henry had been a mechanic since he was in the 8th grade, working for John Deere for 17 years, Smart Implement of Wolcott, and owned Hank's Shop in Wolcott for over 20 years before retiring. He was very talented in woodworking and making model airplanes. He could just look at something and replicate it. He enjoyed racing midget cars, attending the Indy 500 and NASCAR races with his family, and was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan. He was able to attend this year's Grand Prix as a VIP and that is a memory his family will cherish for many years. Surviving with his wife are his children, Kenny Beherns (wife: Julie), Jim Beherns, Debbie Dowell (husband: Brian), Mary Beherns (companion: Donnie), Mike Beherns (wife: Lisa), and Mindy Emond (husband: Kevin); grandchildren, Alex Beherns, Kathleen Beherns (husband: David), Jarrid Dowell, Gavin Dowell, Jordan Stearns, Austin Stearns, Bethany Beherns, Cameron Emond, and Olivia Emond; his brother, Lloyd Beherns (wife: Reta); and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death with his parents is a grandson, Graham Elliott Dowell. Friends may call from 4-8 pm (EST), with a Rosary Service beginning at 5:30 pm, Monday, December 22, 2014 at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Remington. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am (EST), Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Remington, with Fr. Paul Hudson officiating. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Kentland. Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Biddle, Reason  
Reason H. Biddle, 92 Reason H. Biddle, 92 of West Lafayette, died at 10:05 pm Friday, December 12, 2014. He was born April 30, 1922 in Brookston, to the late Reason and Dale Watson Biddle. He was a graduate of Brookston High School and Purdue University. Reason served in the Army from August 1943 to February 1946. He married Edith C. Ford on May 18, 1946 in Muncie. Reason began his career with Public Service Indiana, now Duke Energy, in 1950. He and Edith lived in many areas of the state during his working years, before retirement in 1984 settled them in West Lafayette. Reason's hobbies included restoring antique and classic cars, keeping his yard filled with flowers, making his famous holiday peanut bridle, and volunteering for his favorite service organizations. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Lafayette Kiwanis Club, having served as Secretary of the club for many years. Although she preceded him in death on September 18, 1987, Edith never left his heart. He is survived by a sister Mary Chamberlain of Wolcott as well as many nieces and nephews. Reason always had a smile and kind word for everyone he met, and for many he was a true and devoted friend. He had a keen sense of humor and loved to travel. His trips frequently involved visits with family and friends, and he cherished his time with both. While he claimed he never got lost, he sometimes traveled roads that were new to him. Those who knew him best believe he is simply off on one of those "new roads" now. He will be dearly missed. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 am on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel 400 Twyckenham Blvd Lafayette, IN 47909 with Rev. Lelan McReynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. Those wishing may contribute to their charity of choice. You may sign the guest book or leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2014
Blanks-Lung, Donette Ruth  
Donette Ruth Blanks-Lung, 53 Donette Ruth Blanks-Lung, age 53 of West Lafayette, died unexpectedly in IU Health Hospital, Lafayette, Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born in Fort Wayne on February 1, 1961, daughter of the late Donald and Willa Beasley Blanks. She married Dennis Lung on May 5, 1990 in Las Vegas and he survives. Donette graduated from South Side High School in Ft. Wayne, where she won numerous awards for public speaking. She received a B.A. in Communications from Indiana-Purdue /Fort Wayne and a M.F.A. in Theater from West Virginia University. Her theater roles included; Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Corie in Barefoot in the Park and several parts in For Colored Girls, which she received accolades from the play's author. Family and friends appreciated her humor and charisma. She had a love for education and expressed that love by homeschooling her children. She also loved theater and assisted in directing plays for her church. Donette enjoyed her birds, documentaries, history and knitting. Surviving along with her husband Dennis Lung in West Lafayette, are: a daughter Miranda Lung, two sons, Dmitri and Dominic Lung all of West Lafayette. Two sisters; Kameron (David) Wallace and Shannon Blanks (companion Melissa Balfour) all of Ft. Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her family will greet guests, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate (9700 State Road 55, Wingate). Funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Moore officiating. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Children Education Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. To share a memory or leave a condolence visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2014
Boes, Carolyn J.  
Carolyn J. Boes Carolyn fought a long, tough, battle with cancer for 8 months, never giving up, clear to the end. Born January 6, 1950 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Margaret (Williams) Cadwallader. Carolyn attended Klondike High School. Carolyn had many hobbies, which included golf, as she played Ladies 9 Hole at Edwood Glen for 17+ years. She enjoyed camping with her friends and family and especially mushroom hunting every April at Turkey Run State Park. She was an avid Purdue basketball and football fan, with many, many, sweatshirts, tee shirts and other Purdue memorabilia around the house, (inside and out), plus the camper. In her early years, she was in a poker club with several individuals, often playing until the wee hours, and coming home a winner, more often than not! She liked to watch NASCAR on Saturday nights and/or Sundays, especially a Tony Stewart fan! She loved bowling, and at one time was on three leagues a week, including several charity bowling events. She especially enjoyed her grandkids, Paige and Preston, always wanting to do something for them, and wanting the best for them. As for TV…she loved Survivor and Amazing Race the best, along with her favorite DIY and HGTV home shows. Until recently, she loved painting/wallpapering with her best friend Becky Meyers. They would argue like sisters, but had a good painting business, (C & R Painting) with all work word of mouth, as all the clients were pleased with their work. She was an excellent cook, always enjoyed cooking for friends and family. She could always come up with something good to eat with not much to work with! She was especially close to her twin sister Marilyn, who survives, along with her husband Joe. They were never too far apart. They always took care of one another through the tough times and always had many laughs during the good! She was preceded in death by a sister Susan Hurt and a brother Mick Cadwallader. She always had time for her kids, Andrea and Phillip, or (Flip) as she always called him. Always wanting to make sure they knew she was there for them. She always looked forward to good times going to Florida every March, camping in the summer, watching various ball games with the grandkids. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and especially by her husband, Ron, of 46 years. We used to set on the deck out back of the house, watching the antics of the squirrels and just talking about life. We also enjoyed sitting on a bench by the garage, watching traffic, waving at people we knew, plus some we didn't, and having a "cold pop" as she used to say. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. Everyone can, if they wish, wear Purdue attire (sweatshirts). Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2014
Boes, Dorothy R. (Dotty)  
Dorothy R. (Dotty) Boes, 84 Dorothy R. (Dotty) Boes, 84, of West Lafayette, passed away at 12:40 pm Saturday December 20th at Creasy Springs Health Campus. She was born October 28, 1929 to the Late Alta Elming Julian (Lee Defreese) and George E. Julian. She attended Jackson High School, while living with her Aunt Elma and uncle William "Will" Wellman, where she was a cheerleader all four years. After graduation, she attended beauty school in Frankfort, IN and worked briefly before marrying Ralph H. Boes on February 22,1949. They would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in 2015. Ralph and Dorothy had two children, Carla J. Boes Turner of West Lafayette, and Randy P. Boes (wife Laura) of Greenville, SC. The couple were farmers most of their lives, living in Battle Ground and then moving to Montmorenci where they stayed for 17 yrs before moving to Ralph's family farm in 1968. Dorothy was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Dorothy loved animals, gardening, sewing, canning and cooking for the family. Many trips to Lake Freeman were enjoyed by the family, where everyone expected Dorothy's famous fried chicken and macaroni salad. Dorothy loved traveling with the family, and after retirement with Ralph, both by car and on their motorcycles to 48 states. They traveled the country and made many friends with the Gold Wing Club, and enjoyed the Harley Davidson groups too. Traveling to their winter home in Leesburg, FL was always fun where they could play golf and ride with friends. Dorothy played in the Lady's Golf League at Edwood Glen Golf Course for many years and established many cherished friendships. Dorothy enjoyed a close relathionship with her brothers and sisters. Donna M. Gullion (Charles), the late Robert E. Julian (Brenda), Max E. Julian (Barbara), and Patty Julian South, all of Lafayette, and her many nieces and nephews. She really enjoyed the 5 grandchildren, Roth Boes (Annie) of Clarksville, TN; Tara Lynn Rusch (Justin) of Duluth, GA; Nichole L Hoffman (Ben) of West Lafayette, IN; Wesley A Freeland of West Lafayette, IN; and Kelsi L Turner (Brandon Clugh) of Lafayette, IN. She was lucky to have met 7 great-grandchildren, Scarlet Rusch age 4 and Natalie Rusch age2; Alden Kay age 10, Cordelia age 4, Ainsley age 2, and Oliver age 3 months Hoffman; and Kaylin Clugh age 2. Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Faith at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, where the family will receive friends from noon until time of service. Entombment will follow services. Dorothy was very giving , so any contributions to your favorite charity in her name would be appreciated.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2014
Bolinger, Carolyn J.  
Carolyn J. Bolinger, 88 Carolyn J. Bolinger, 88, of Rossville, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born March 28, 1926, in Lafayette, to John S. and Bernardine M. Punghorst Davis. On May 6, 1978, she married Warren E. Bolinger; he preceded her in death October 24, 2000. Carolyn graduated Jefferson High School in 1944 and attended Lafayette Business College. She worked for Indiana Gas Company for 32 years before retiring. Warren and Carolyn enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers for many years. She was a life member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, perpetual member of St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary where she served as financial secretary for several years, and member of the Cathedral of St. Mary in Lafayette. Surviving Carolyn are her stepchildren, Ron (Joyce) Bolinger of Lafayette, Joyce (Larry) Patrick of Pyrmont, and Mary (Bruce) Korman of Jonesborough, TN; 12 stepgrandchildren, and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents and stepson, Jerry Bolinger. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with rosary service beginning at 1:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Lafayette, on Monday, December 22, 2014, with Fr. Jeff Martin presiding. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery in Lafayette. Memorial in Carolyn's name may be made to the Cathedral of St. Mary. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Brickey, Edith Mae  
Edith Mae Brickey Edith Mae Brickey, age 85, of Lafayette, formerly of Romney, died Friday, December 12, 2014 in her residence. Born on January 29, 1929 in Horse Cave, KY, she was the daughter of the late Edward Bishop and Emma Pearl King Bishop. She married George E. Brickey, on July 31, 1948 in Bloomington, IL and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1999. She was a member the Eagle's Ladies Auxillary. Surviving are two sons: Larry Brickey (wife: Becky) and David Brickey both of Lafayette, four grandchildren: Andrew Brickey (wife: Brandi), Samantha Prazinko, Chad Brickey (wife: Bekah) and Lara Arnold (husb: Cody) and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Kenneth Brickey and a brother. Graveside inurnment service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery in Romney, IN, with Rev. Dr. Clayton Kendall officiating. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Dec. 16, 2014
Buis, Alberta Helen  
Alberta Helen Buis, 94 Alberta Helen Buis, 94 of Plainfield and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She was born on May 11, 1920 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana to Joseph Bollock and Louise Brouwer Bollock. Bert married Russell E. Buis on March 31, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 2011. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, where she had been an active member of the Ladies Guild, and was a member of Kappa Delta Phi for over 50 years. Bert had been employed at Dr.'s Gerald and Russell Elliott as a receptionist. Bert was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Jack Salts; two sisters, Barbara Wilson and Henrietta May; and two brothers, William Bollock and Donald Bollock. Surviving are her daughters, Beverly Campbell and husband Floyd of Danville, IL, Linda Laird and husband David of Anderson, Diana Laybold of Plainfield; a sister, Anna Louise Purcell of West Lafayette; daughter-in-law, Judith Salts of Chula Vista, CA; 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10 A.M. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Michael Fritsch officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 4 P.M. until 7P.M. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. The family gratefully acknowledges the care and compassion of the Sugar Grove Senior Living Community and Seasons Hospice. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2014
Bulington, Ruth R. (Hughes)  
Ruth R. (Hughes) Bulington, 85 Independence - Ruth R. (Hughes) Bulington, 85, Independence, passed away at the Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Williamsport, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 12:40 p.m. Ruth was born in Monon, Indiana, on August 9, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth Preston and Elsie Irene (Murphy) Hughes. She was raised in Monon, graduating from Monon High School in 1947. She later lived in Buck Creek and has resided in Independence since 1964. Ruth was a stay-at-home-mom, raising her family. She later worked at the Radio Material Corp. in Attica. She was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church in Independence. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading and raising flowers. On October 22, 1949, Ruth married Robert Stanley Bulington in Monon. He preceded her in death on February 22, 2003. She leaves behind her seven children, Robert D. (Jessie) Bulington, Attica; Kevin L. Bulington, Attica; Edward B. (Yvette) Bulington, Independence; Carol R. (David) Morris, West Point; Karen M. (companion-Ray Whitson) Mitchell, Borden, IN; Luana L. Watkins, Winthrop, IN; and Kathy J. Biddle, Lafayette; a daughter-in-law, Beth Bulington, Nashville, GA; four brothers, James (Mary) Hughes, Wolcott, IN; Donald (Violet) Hughes, Idaville, IN; R. Ray (Jan) Hughes, Warsaw, IN; Dale (Diane) Hughes, Monon, IN; two sisters, Joyce Trueblood, Slinger, WI and Carita (Jack) List, Brookston, IN; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 9 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, G. Steven Bulington; a brother, Rex Hughes and two sisters, Linda Denton and Naomi June Hughes. Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, Dec. 26th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 27th, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Independence, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2014
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