Lance R. Sutherby

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Monday 29 September 2014 - 12:23:55

Lance R. Sutherby, 52, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 10:10 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.  He was born on Saturday, August 11, 1962, in Detroit, MI.  He married Vanita Burns on Saturday, July 13, 1991 in Huntington, Indiana. Lance passed away expectedly at the race track doing what he enjoyed most; racing cars.  He was part of the Speedway for over 20 years.  Racing was his life and he loved every minute of it.  Lance had worked for Bryant's Auto Parts in Wells County for many years.  He enjoyed all of his adopted family.


Survivors Include: Wife - Vanita (Burns) Sutherby, Montpelier, IN., Sons - David Sutherby and Andrew (Wife, Marcie) Hess, both of Montpelier, IN., Brother - David Beers, Fort Wayne, IN., Sisters - Sherrie Motts, Clarksville, TN., Roxanna Sutherby, Bluffton, IN., Crystal Sutherby, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Grandsons - Adam Stewart, FL., Trevor Felder, Montpelier, IN., Shane Smith, FL., Bradley Sutherby, Montpelier, IN., 6 Nieces and 6 Nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his: Parents- David N. & Patricia (Homan) Sutherby and Daughter - Sandy Hess.


There will be no visitation or funeral services for Lance.


Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

Thomas L. Gilbert

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Wednesday 24 September 2014 - 22:08:57

Thomas L. Gilbert, 62, of Montpelier, IN, (Jackson Twp., Wells County) passed away unexpectedly at 11:11 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Markle Medical Center in Warren.  He was born on Thursday, June 26, 1952, in Bluffton. Tom was a 1970 graduate of Southern Wells High School. He was currently employed by First Fleet in Bluffton. Tom previously worked for 20 years at S. S. Kresge and as a Wells County farmer. He was a former basketball referee for Blackford and Southern Wells schools. Tom enjoyed fishing and working on cars, but most of all spending time with his kids and grandkids.


Survivors include: Parents – John & Kate Gilbert, Warren, IN., Son - Scott (Wife, Meredith) Gilbert, Warren, IN., Son - Darron Gilbert, Montpelier, IN., Son - Curt (Wife, Stephanie) Gilbert, Poneto, IN., Son - Matt (Wife, Stacy) Gilbert, Warren, IN., Brother - Steve (Wife, Vicki) Gilbert, Fort Wayne, IN., Brother - Doug Gilbert, Warren, IN., Sister - Celinda (Husband, Dave) King, Bluffton, IN and 11 Grandchildren.


Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with Rev. Dick Frederick officiating.  Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Montpelier.


Preferred memorials:  Shriners Hospital for Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607                           


Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

Betty Bixler

Location - Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Indiana | Posted - Thursday 18 September 2014 - 22:02:03

Betty Bixler, 90, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 4:15 AM on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Woodcrest of Decatur in Decatur, IN.  She was born on Friday, October 6, 1923, in Huntington, IN.  She married Herman J. Bixler on November 30, 1947 in Geneva, Indiana.  Betty attended the First United Methodist Church in Geneva.  She graduated in 1941 from Geneva High School and went on to attend St. John School of Nursing in Anderson, where she became a Registered Nurse.  Betty was a nurse at Jay County Hospital, and later went to work for Dr. Norman Beavers in Berne, IN.  From 1963-1978 she was school nurse for the South Adams School System.  Traveling was one of Betty's favorite things to do, along with watching and cheering on her grandsons as they grew up playing several sports.  She also loved watching many sporting events on television, and reading.                                                                       

Betty is survived by her Daughter - Susan (Bixler)(husband - Russ) Flueckiger, Geneva, IN., Grandson - John (wife, Brittany) Flueckiger, and Great-Grandson Milo, Las Vegas, NV., Grandson - Andrew (wife, Jiovana)  Flueckiger, and Great-Granddaughter Elvira, Saint Rapael, France. 

 She was preceded in death by her Husband – Herman J. Bixler, Parents - Marion O. and Mildred Smith, Brother - Harold Smith, Brother - Marion (Pud) Smith, and Sister - Louise Smith.

 Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 19, 2014.  Interment will follow in the West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.

 Preferred memorials:  Adams County Boys and Girls Club   117 East Main Street, Berne    IN  46711                           

 Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.

 Online condolences may be made at

Carolyn J. Gearheart

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Sunday 28 September 2014 - 14:32:38

Carolyn J. Gearheart, 69, of Warren (Wells County), IN, passed away at 7:56 AM on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her residence in Warren.  She was born on Friday, December 01, 1944, in Wells County, IN.  She married John Gearheart on Saturday, December 02, 1961 in Kingsland, IN.  Carolyn attended Lancaster High School in Wells County. She enjoyed her flowers, horses, camping and her dog Berry, but most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. Carolyn and her husband John attended Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church in Wells County.


Survivors include: Husband - John Gearheart, Warren, IN., Daughter - Sandra (Husband, Tom) Reinhard, Liberty Center, IN., Daughter - Cindy (Husband, Danny) Davis, Melbourne, FL., Daughter - Debbie (Husband, Ken) Crump, Poneto, IN., Daughter - Christina (Husband, Roger) Furnish, Montpelier, IN., Daughter - Tabitha (Husband, Howard) Fate, Warren, IN., Son - Brett (Wife, Leslie) Gearheart, Poneto, IN., Son - Zane (Wife, Amber) Gearheart, Montpelier, IN., Daughter - Tonya Gearheart, Warren, IN., 23 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister - Jean Pearson, Bluffton, IN., Brother - Arnold "Tex" (Wife, Mandy) Mauger, Bluffton, IN and Half Brother - Gawain Mauger, Page, AZ.


She was preceded in death by her: Parents - Arnold & Bessie (Caswell) Mauger and One Grandson - Brent Allen Bennett.


Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church 8013 W. 1100 S.  Montpelier (Wells County) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 3:00PM on Wednesday, October 01, 2014, one hour prior to the service.


A service to celebrate Carolyn’s life will be at Asbury Chapel United Methodist at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 with Pastor Phillip Freel officiating.  Interment will follow in the Asbury Cemetery.


Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

George F. Carnes

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Friday 19 September 2014 - 19:41:21

George Frederick Carnes, a truly loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and good friend, died in Muncie, Indiana, on September 19, 2014, age 98. He was born on a farm in Chester Township, Wells County, Indiana on December 11, 1915, the son of Ray F. and Grace M. Carnes.  In the fall of 1921 he started school riding horse-back to a schoolhouse in Keystone, Indiana that had no inside toilets, no running water, and no electricity. He grew up working in a number of the family businesses--farming, general store, sale barn, raising and trading livestock. As a boy he drove livestock trucks to Muncie, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago, and other cities to pick up and deliver horses, cattle, hogs and sheep.
On July 6, 1924, Mr. Carnes was baptized in Brandywine Creek near Greenfield, Indiana, by his paternal grandfather the Reverend George W. Carnes. In April 1933, he graduated from Chester Center High School in Wells County, Indiana, where he played basketball and was captain of the team. On March 22, 1936, he married Ruth Lucille Burklo at the home of Rev. George W. Carnes who performed the ceremony. There were few jobs to be had during the hard times of the depression. George took whatever work he could find including unloading coal cars, selling merchandise from a Huckster wagon, delivering gasoline and fuel oil, and factory work of many kinds when it was available.
On May 31, 1937, George and Ruth had their first son Frederick E. Carnes. After taking Indiana State Police training George became a guard at the Indiana State Farm at Putnamville, Indiana. A second son Robert B. Carnes was born on May 8, 1942. In February 1945, while serving as assistant chief clerk at the Indiana State Farm, George was drafted into the U.S. Army and trained as an infantryman. His unit was preparing for the invasion of Japan; however, the Atomic Bomb ended WW-II before they shipped overseas. George was honorably discharged in January 1946. He found employment at the Kuhner Packing Company, later known as the Marhoefer Packing Company and moved his family to Muncie, Indiana.
In 1978 George retired from Marhoefer's after 32 years of faithful service in their Livestock Office. For the next 16 years he was a loving husband and caregiver to his lifelong sweetheart and wife Ruth. They enjoyed traveling to visit friends and family, fishing at Prairie Creek Reservoir, and George liked to read and garden while Ruth knitted. Ruth died on December 11, 1994, on George's 79th birthday.
George stayed active and was frequently seen walking from his home on University Ave. in Muncie to the Ball State Student Union to buy his morning newspaper or walking to First Merchant's Bank in the Village. Even into his late eighties he could at times be seen on his bicycle or riding on the back of a motorcycle with his good friend Cliff Ingalsbe. George was always a welcome guest by his and Ruth's relatives, whom he visited frequently. He liked to drive and made many trips to Colorado, Florida, and other locations to be with his sons, his grandchildren, and his great grandchildren, especially on holidays. The Carnes family is very grateful to Sheila Jett for the friendship, assistance, and care she provided George over many years.
George was a 50-year member of Cloverdale Masonic Lodge 132 F&AM, member of Madison Street Methodist Church, United Commercial Travelers and Peoples Sympathy Club 105.
George F. Carnes was predeceased by his older brother Arthur, his younger brother Lawrence, his younger sister Faith Goodspeed, and two sisters Jesse and Hope, who died in infancy. He is survived by sons Fred and his wife Shirley, and Robert B. and his wife Pat. George had four grandchildren: Todi S. Carnes and Shay T. Carnes, children of Fred and Shirley Carnes; and Robert F. Carnes and Angela Marshall, children of Robert B. and Pat Carnes. George is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
 Visitation with family will be from 6 to 8 PM, Monday September 22, 2014, at the Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 West Windsor St. Montpelier, Indiana.  A Masonic service will be held at 7 PM.  The funeral service will start at 10 AM, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, also at the Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier. George will be laid to rest beside Ruth, his wife and sweetheart, in the Asbury Chapel cemetery, on Highway 3 in Wells County, Indiana.  Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

Go to page       >>