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Carter, Laura Jane Gaskill  
Laura Jane Gaskill Carter, 94 Laura Jane Gaskill Carter, 94, of rural Attica, passed away in the Williamsport Health and Rehabilitation Center, Williamsport, on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 4:40 a.m. Laura was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 16, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Ollie Cullen and Pearl Gold. Laura later moved to Kentucky. On December 2, 1950, Laura married J. Harold "Buck" Gaskill in Valparaiso, IN. They later moved to Attica in 1952. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1983. On May 17, 1986, Laura married Raymond "Ray" C. Carter in Chase, IN. He survives. Laura formerly worked at Purdue University in housekeeping at the Hawkins Grad House. She was a member of the Bethel Community Church. She was a member and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge # 2596 of Attica. She leaves behind her husband, Ray Carter of 30 years; two step sons, Randy E. (Joyce) Carter and Raymond J. "Jerry" Carter, both of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Colby (Yvonne) Baker, LaStar (Scott) Watkins, twins Hannah (Ruben) Montoya and Haley Carter; two great-grandchildren, Mia and David Watkins. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Everette Raymond Carter. Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 24th, at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor John Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Church. Condolences may be sent on line to .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, 2016
Christman, Desmond Dwain  
Desmond Dwain Christman Desmond Dwain Christman, born July 27, 2005 in Lebanon, IN to Heather Christman, received his Angel Wings on September 16, 2016 in the loving arms of his mom, dad and loving family members. Desmond loved to hunt, play video games, swim, dance, drive golf carts and make grandmas scream, play paint ball games, ride his four-wheeler, and spend time with his friends and family. Desmond is survived by his parents: Heather Christman & Michael Niece, maternal grandparents: Ralph & Sandy Christman, paternal grandparents: Sue & Lyle Bartelson, three sisters: Cierra Niece, Albreanna Bussell (husb: Kurtis), and Bailey May, cousins: Justice, Jade & JD Albertson, nephews: Asher Niece and Jonas May, nieces: Mallory Niece, Delanie and Arya May, and aunts & uncles: JD & Holly Albertson, Jay & Dianna Bennett, Shanna & Laron Travioli, Ashley Headley and so many more loved ones. He was preceded in death by his Grandma Mae & Grandpa JR Bennett, his Grandma Helen Lucas & Grandpa Steven E. Niece. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 followed by the Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Celebrant Amanda Atkins will officiate. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at Desmond enjoyed wearing Orange, Green or Camo, so we request that those attending his celebration of life wear Orange, Green or Camo.
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 25, 2016
Chumley, James L.  
James L. Chumley, 81 James L. Chumley, 81, passed away at 1:00 am, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi, IN. Born July 5, 1935 in Cumberland Gap, TN, he was the son of the late James R. and Ruby (Newby) Chumley. He was married to Naomi "Ruth" Baldauf and she preceded him in death in 2003. James was a maintenance man for the Family Inn for several years. He was a member of the National Guard. James enjoyed doing many woodworking projects. Surviving are his four children; Mike Chumley (wife Barbara) of Lafayette, Chris Chumley (Nancy Guajardo) of Lafayette, Dale Chumley of Lafayette and Kathy Ramey (husband Jeff) of Lafayette; one brother, Lynn (Charlotte) Chumley of Lafayette; seven sisters, Blanche (Allen) Payne of Battle Ground, Mary Shelton of Fort Wayne, Sarah Anderson of Tennessee, Ina Smith of Ohio, Brenda King of Fort Wayne, Jenny (Nathaniel) Stewart of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, Tiny Russell of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, April, Brooke, Christopher, Jeffrey, Ashley, T.J., Derek, Courtney; five great grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, Colton, Adalynn, Tatum. His is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Naomi; brother, Tim Chumley; sister, Bobbie Jo (Chumley) Tutterrow; grandson, Mike L. Chumley. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the funeral home with Celebrant Amanda Atkins officiating. Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Share memories and condolences online at .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2016
Compton, Jeanne  
Jeanne C. Compton, 88 Jeanne C. Compton, 88 of West Lafayette, died at 9:40 AM Monday September 19, 2016 at Westminster Village. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 15, 1928 to the late George and Flossie Parker. She graduated in 1946 from North Little Rock High School and furthered her education at Little Rock Junior College, receiving her Bachelor's degree in 1950 from the University of Oklahoma. On October 14, 1951 she married W. Dale Compton in Little Rock, AR. Along with Dale, she moved to the University of Illinois and continued her education, receiving her Master's degree in Social Work in 1952 from the University of Illinois. She would later work as a social worker in Family Services Association in Champaign, IL, and Washington D.C. focusing on marriage counseling, homemaker services, preparing adults with developmental disabilities for life skills training, and family budgeting counseling. Prior to moving to West Lafayette, Jeanne and Dale lived in Bloomfield Hills, MI and briefly in Alexandria, VA. Jeanne enjoyed working with people, often reaching out to host new West Lafayette residents and graduate students to entertain and welcome them. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Jeanne was always an activist for the important cultural causes in West Lafayette including volunteering for the Lafayette Symphony Guild, actively participating in social clubs like The Monday Club, The Happy Hollow Garden Club, The International Friendship Group, The John Purdue Club for the Arts, The Current Topics Club, an active member and supporter of the Art League and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. She and Dale established an endowment for Artistic Excellence with Purdue Convocations, which was beneficial to performances by The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Yo-Yo Ma, and the National Theatre of Scotland, among others. She served as President of the Purdue Womens' club from 1997-1998. She was also a partner in a small business, Temptations Dress Shop. Surviving along with her husband, Dale, are her three children, a daughter, Gayle Prete (husband James) of Chicago, IL and her two sons, Donald Compton (wife Mary Gail) of Tallahassee, FL, and Duane Compton (wife Janie) of Lyme, NH. She is also survived by a brother, Leonard Parker (wife Patti) of Ft. Worth, TX and two grandchildren, Mary Rose and Harrison Compton. A visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 PM and a service on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM, both at the Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, 1184 Sagamore Pkwy W. West Lafayette, IN 47906. Burial will follow the funeral service in Chrisman, IL at Hoult Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Purdue Convocations in Jeanne's name. Please visit to sign the guest book or leave condolences for the family.
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 22, 2016
Conn, Richard Lee  
Richard Lee Conn, 62, Carmel, died 09-28-2016. Arrangements: Services at 3 p.m. EDT Friday, September 30, 2016 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
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Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 29, 2016
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