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Alvarez, Herbert  
Herbert "Papa" Alvarez, 73 Herbert "Papa" Alvarez, 73, passed away peacefully in his home in Mulberry, Indiana on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Papa was born in East Harlem, New York to the late Frank and Adelaide (Morin) Alvarez on January 11, 1942. He is preceded in death by his brothers: Willard, Ruben, and Frank Alvarez. He is survived by his wife Lynne, of 37 years; sons Herbie, Scott (April Kendall), and Gary (Gentner); and daughter Misti (Roger Alvarez Cohen). He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and countless friends and loved ones. Papa loved music, dancing, cooking, reading and football. He had a great sense of humor, and he was a true intellectual. Everyone he met was charmed by his easy conversation and sincere nature. Herb received many accolades and awards for superior performance in every position he held throughout his career. Papa valued education, life- long learning, hot tea, personal growth, and a good shoe shine. He was a Free Mason, and a bible study leader at his church. His service to others continues even in death, as he has volunteered his body to the IU School of Medicine to advance academic research. A memorial will be held in his honor on Sunday, May 17th, at 2pm at Mulberry Methodist Church. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Herbert Alvarez Family Memorial. https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/herbert-papa-alvarez-family-memorial
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Published in the Journal & Courier on May 17, 2015
Armold, Muriel J.  
Muriel J. Armold, 105 Muriel J. Armold, age 105, of Idaville, IN, passed away in Germantown, OH, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was born September 3, 1909, to Elva Elizabeth (Morehead) and Benjamin Presley Jewell, in Poole, KY. She was a member of Sitka Baptist Church since 1942. She attended 2 years at W.K.T.C. in Bowling Green, KY and graduated from Indiana University. Muriel taught 10 years in Wolcott and 16 years in Monticello, IN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Armold, married in 1939, (1983); her son, Presley Armold (2014); and her son-in-law, Lowell Draffen (2012). She is survived by her daughter, Juliette Draffen; and her daughter-in-law, Sharon Armold; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Keith) Lyons, Jason (Christy) Armold, Todd (Amy) Draffen, Brian (Cathy) Armold, Kevin (Lydia) Armold; her great-grandchildren, Reanna, Madeline, Grand, Abigail, Nathan, Allison, Delaney, Kristen, Isabel, Kyle, Kenneth, Elijah and Katrina. The family will receive friends 12 Noon-2 p.m. (2 hours prior to the Service), Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello, IN 47960, where the Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m., with Dr. James Elliot officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Monticello, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Sitka Baptist Church. "The Lord led me all the days of a long happy life with many blessing and joys." Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be given at www.springerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 15 to May 16, 2015
Baker, Dorothy J.  
Dorothy J. Baker Dorothy J. Baker, 94, of Goshen, IN and formerly of Lafayette, died Tuesday May 19, 2015 in Goshen, IN at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She had been residing in Goshen the past seven years to be close to her daughter. Dorothy was born in Lafayette, IN April 21, 1921 the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen Bossung Beile and was a graduate of St. Francis High School in Lafayette. She married Marion R. Baker in Lafayette at St. Boniface Catholic Church October 23, 1954, and he preceded her in death March 30, 1973. Dorothy and her husband formerly owned and operated B & W Shoe Company in Lafayette, and later she was employed by General Telephone as a secretary before retiring in 1983. Dorothy was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia A. Tumey (husband Thomas) of Goshen, IN; a brother, Don Beile of Lexington, KY; and by two grandchildren, Tanya Marie and Justin David Tumey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Beile. Friends may call at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 318 N. 9th St., Lafayette, from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 26, Fr. Clayton Thompson officiating. The interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. If friends desire, memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is caring for the family.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 21 to May 22, 2015
Baker, Dorothy J.  
Dorothy J. Baker, 94, Goshen, died 05-19-2015. Arrangements: Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Lafayette.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 20 to May 21, 2015
Boes, Ralph H.  
Ralph H. Boes Ralph H. Boes, 89, of West Lafayette, passed away on May 18, 2015 at Creasy Springs Health Campus. He was born May 19, 1925 to the late Bernadine Hatke Boes and Paul F. Boes. He attended Montmorenci High School, and went on to marry the late Dorothy R. 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, IN and Randy P. Boes (wife Laura) from Greenville, South Carolina. The couple was farmers for most of their lives, living in Battle Ground, and then moving to Montmorenci to what is now known as the Baker Purdue Animal Science Farm, where they stayed for 17 years. In 1968 they moved to Ralph's family farm in West Lafayette, and purchased the Ralph's Nite Owl Inn in Otterbein. They were members of Saint Boniface Catholic Church. Ralph was preceded in death by his Brother, Kenneth Boes. He enjoyed his Grandchildren, Roth Boes of Greenville, SC, Tara Lynn Rusch(Justin) of Duluth, GA. Nichole L. Hoffmann(Ben) of West Lafayette, IN, Wesley A. Freeland of West Lafayette, IN, Kelsi L. Turner(Brandon Clugh) of Lafayette, IN, and 7 Great Grandchildren, Scarlet 4 and Natalie 3 Rusch , Aiden Kaye 11, Cordelia 4, Ainsley 3, and Oliver 8 Mo. Hoffmann, and Kaylin 2 Clugh . Ralph also had fun with his relatives and in-laws over the years at Lake Freeman, and attending many auto races. He also participated in the go cart races held around the area. Ralph and Dorothy loved spending time with their friends from the Harley Davidson and Gold Wing motorcycle clubs, and was member of the Eagles Lodge. They traveled the country visiting 48 of the 50 states by motorcycle. They had a winter home in Leesburg, Florida where they played golf, and met many good friends. Ralph and Dorothy were also members of the Edwood Glen Country Club, and enjoyed playing in golf leagues. Ralph has requested no services, but was a long time cancer survivor. If you would like to donate to any charity of your choice in Ralph's name, it would be greatly appreciated by the family. A memorial gathering for Family and Friends will be held at Walt's Other Pub, 3001 S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN, in Ralph's honor from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 21, 2015. He would have celebrated his 90th Birthday on May 19th, so please come join us. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences on line at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com .
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 19 to May 22, 2015
Branagin, Virginia Rose Graves Edwards  
Virginia Rose Graves Edwards Branagin, 86 Virginia Rose Graves Edwards Branagin, age 86 of Crawfordsville, died 7:55 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 in Homewood Health, Lebanon, IN she had been in failing health. She was born in Danville, IL April 4, 1929, daughter of the late Jesse and Mary McCullough Graves. She was first married to Robert Edwards, they divorced, she married Paul Branagin in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1974. Ginny was raised in Wingate and attended Wingate Schools until her sophomore year and she then graduated from Waynetown High School. She served over 40 years as a cook in various restaurants and college fraternities in Montgomery and Tippecanoe Counties. She had attended and belonged to the former Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, had been active and served as an officer in all chairs of the Moose Lodge and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, baking and horses. Surviving are: a son, Michael Robert (Donna) Edwards. Four daughters: Phyllis Marie Gibson of Ladoga, Nancy Lu (J.D.) Clark of Ladoga, Judy Cochran of Crawfordsville and Carla Jean Watson of Waynetown. Nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Preceding her in death are: her parents, husband Paul, great-grandson Jarod Michael Edwards, two son-in-laws Curtis Cochran and Tom Watson, a brother Richard Graves and two sisters: Maxine Fuller and Helen Alfrey. Visitation hours are 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2105, her funeral service will begin following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dorman Winger officiating. She will be inurned in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimers Research. To share a memory or leave a condolence visit us at www.familyandfriendsfh.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 19 to May 20, 2015
Breece, Roy W.  
Roy W. Breece, 79 Roy W. Breece, 79, of Lafayette, was called home by his heavenly Father at 3:56 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at IU Arnett Hospital. He was born August 2, 1935, in West Lafayette, to the late Walter and Helen (Buck) Breece. Roy served in the United States Marine Corps and on October 2, 1976 he married Carol Cluck in Lafayette and she survives. Starting in 1969, Roy worked his way up to supervisor at Eli Lilly and Company and retired in 1993. He was a devoted family man and loved spending time with friends at the 231 S. McDonalds Coffee Club. He also enjoyed spending time on his computer. Surviving along with his wife are a daughter, Dawn (Don) Hatten; three sons, Micheal Breece, Steve (Kathy) Breece and Brad (Shelley) Breece all of Lafayette; a brother, Rolland Breece of Lafayette; two sisters, Laurette (Lon) Heide of Lafayette and Donnis Goodman of California, along with fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Breece, and a sister, Donna Holmes. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until the time of the Celebration of Life service at 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47909 with Pastor Troy Hochstetler officiating. You may sign the guest book or leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 15 to May 16, 2015
Brickler, William  
William Brickler, 69 William Brickler, 69, of Attica, died, Friday, May 22, 2015. He was born, December 28, 1945, in Lafayette, to the late George & Betty (McKinsey) Brickler. He graduated from Klondike High School & had worked for several years at Eli Lilly. His grandchildren were the joy of his life. He enjoyed Purdue Basketball & mushroom hunting. Surviving are 3 children, 2 grandchildren, Trinity & Zakery, 2 brothers & a sister. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 11 AM until the time of Funeral Services at 1 PM, with Pastor Linda Sproull officiating, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein. Burial will be at Sand Ridge Cemetery.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 22 to May 23, 2015
Brutus, Barbara I.  
Barbara I. Brutus Barbara I. Brutus Barbara I. Brutus, 82, of Pine Village, IN died at 11:04 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette. Born February 6, 1933 in Home Hospital in Lafayette, IN. She graduated from Pine Village High School in 1951. Barbara was married to Glen J. Brutus of rural Pine Village on December 21, 1952, and they later divorced. She was employed eight and a half years at Pine Village School as the school secretary. She retired from Benton Central Jr. Sr. High School in 1997 after 20 years as the Senior High School Secretary. Barbara was a member of the Pine Village United Methodist Church and had played organ and piano for many years for church, weddings and funerals. She authored the Pine Village News column in the Warren County Review Republican Newspaper of which she was very proud. Barbara enjoyed the company of her grandchildren. Her hobbies included cooking, knitting, playing piano and organ. Many friends and family enjoyed her hand knit scarves and afghans. Many children and adults as well in the Pine Village Community knew Barbara by her name of "Graggy" given her by her younger grandchildren. She also had special names from older grandchildren of "Grand Ma Ma" and "Grandmother." She is survived by a daughter, Susan Brutus of Lebanon, IN, a son, Eric Brutus of rural Pine Village (companion Gloria McGowen), and a son Barry Brutus of Pine Village with whom she shared her home. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Baxley Hamilton (companion (Misty Caudill and daughter Cecelia) of Pine Village, IN, Abby Hamilton of Carmel, IN, Taylor Mortimore (husband Cody) of Chievres, Belgium, where he is stationed with the US Army, and Paige and Clayton Brutus of rural Pine Village along with three great-grandchildren, Edison, Patton and Indira Mortimore of Chievres, Belgium. She was preceded in death by her parents Hilmer and Dorothy (Atkinson) Howarth; a brother David Howarth and a son Baxley Brutus. A memorial service will be held at the Pine Village United Methodist Church 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 2, Pastors John Christy and Mike Link officiating. Friends may best express sympathy with memorial contributions to the Pine Village United Methodist Church or the MAC Van of Warren County. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com . Hahn-Groeber Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for the family.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 22 to May 23, 2015
Burton, Virginia  
Virginia Laffoon Burton, 77 Virginia (Laffoon) Burton, 77, of Kentland, went to be with the Lord, on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born, January 2, 1938, in Benton County, to the late Ernest & Rosella (Brown) Laffoon. Virginia Married, Russell Gene Burton, he preceded her in death on July 4, 1972. She was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God, Morocco. Surviving are her 3 Children, Cindy (Burton) Brown, TN, Jeff Burton, Boswell, Cheryl Burton, MN, Sister, Cleona (Laffoon) Datzman, 4 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, 10 Nephews & 6 Nieces. She is preceded in death by a Brother, a Sister & a Half-Sister. Visitation will be at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 503 E. Beaver St., Morocco, IN, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 10 AM (CDT) until time of Funeral Service at 12 PM (CDT), with Pastor David Hollis officiating. Memorial Contributions, to Shoemaker Funeral Home, to assist the Family, with expenses. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein, is assisting the Family.
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Published in the Journal & Courier on May 19, 2015
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