Robert Carl Smyth

Location - Glancy-H.Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren, Indiana | Posted - Friday 18 August 2017 - 11:26:07

Robert Carl Smyth, 89 of Warren, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Heritage Pointe, Warren, In.  Bob was born April 11, 1928 in Detroit, Mi. to Carl and Mae (Kreischer) Smyth.   He lived his formative years in Bellville, near Warren, where his parents owned and operated the Bellville Mill.  Bob graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1946, where he was point guard for the basketball team, and was class president.  He started his college education at Purdue University eventually transferring to the University of Cincinnati for the coop program in industrial design.   He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

 

On August 30, 1953, Bob and Nancy Gebhart were united in marriage at the Congregational Christian Church, Warren now the United Church of Christ.  Following graduation from the University of Cincinnati Bob entered the  Air Force pilot training where, as a captain, he flew T-33 Single Engine jet, and F-100 Super Sabre Jet aircraft.   While stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada he was assigned to a radar site on Mount Charleston that overlooked the yucca flats where he and Nancy were able to watch the atomic bomb testing that was taking place.

 

After leaving the service Bob accepted a job with Endicott Church Furniture in Warsaw, Indiana.   He owned and operated Smyth Manufacturing, and eventually retired from Shuttleworth, Inc, Huntington, In.  After retirement, Bob and Nancy opened Handcrafters Marketplace in Warren, which was a crafts store that featured the work of local artisans.  In addition, Bob was an avid volunteer and board member of the Pulse Opera House, Warren. 

 

Bob loved life and his family.  He lived his life with unbridled curiosity and infectious optimism.  An avid reader, Bob was always good for an inspirational quote, or a good story.  Later in life Bob enjoyed walking their retired racing greyhound, Russell, whom he said taught him many things about life.  He was always very proud of all their children, Cynthia (Ron) Smyth-Wartzok, Warren, Todd Smyth, Bethesda. Md, Steve (Janice) Smyth, St Louis, Mo, and Chad (Stephanie) Smyth, Larwill, and six grandchildren. 

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember Bob at  the United Church of Christ, 202 E 2nd St, Warren, IN on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 

A service to celebrate his life will be at the United Church of Christ, Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Scott Nedberg officiating.  Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren.  Graveside Military rites will be conducted by the United States Air Force.

 

Preferred memorials:  To the Pulse Opera House, P. O. Box 631, Warren, In 46792.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy- H. Brown and Sons, Warren, In .

 

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

Christina E.M. Eicher

Location - Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 08 August 2017 - 14:41:10

Christina E.M. Eicher, 3 months, of Bryant, IN, passed away at 9:12 PM on Monday, August 07, 2017 at Riley Hospital For Children in Indianapolis, IN. after their buggy was in an auto accident.  She was born on Wednesday, May 03, 2017, in Adams County, IN.   Christina was of the Old Order Amish.

 

Loving Survivors Include: Father - Menno M.K. Eicher, Bryant, IN, Mother - Elma S. (Schwartz) Eicher, Bryant, IN, Brothers - Menno E.M. Eicher,  Ervin E.M. Eicher,  Noah  E.M. Eicher, Sister - Elma E.M. Eicher, Maternal Grandparent - Jacob E.J. & Elma Schwartz, Berne, IN, Paternal Grandparents - Menno M. & Christina D. (Wengerd) Eicher, Bryant, IN, and several Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.

 

Calling will be at the Menno Eicher residence 018 W. 800 N. Bryant on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM  Thursday, August 10, 2017.

 

Funeral services will be at the Menno Eicher residence 018 W. 800 N. Bryant at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017 with the Bishop Mervin Wickey   officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bearcreek Cemetery in Bryant.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

 

Roger D. Morningstar

Location - Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 08 August 2017 - 09:59:04

Roger D. Morningstar, 66, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 1:42 AM on Monday, August 07, 2017 at Jay County Hospital in Portland, IN.  He was born on Sunday, October 29, 1950, in Adams County, IN.  He married Kay (Wilkinson)  Morningstar on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Geneva, IN.  Roger was a graduate of South Adams High School. He had worked for Farm Co-Op and had retired from Geneva Manufacturing. He was a member of the Berne American Legion. Roger enjoyed camping, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

 

Loving Survivors Include: Mother - Edith Irene "Babe" (Bergman) Morningstar, Geneva, IN, Wife - Kay (Wilkinson) Morningstar, Geneva, IN, Son - Shawn K. Morningstar, Portland, IN, Son - Greg Morningstar, Berne, IN, Daughter - Brandi (Adam) Norris, Decatur, IN, Son - Frank (Candy) Brindle, Gaston, IN,

Daughter - Christie (Cris) Drollinger, Muncie, IN, Daughter - Brandi (Joe Whetstone) Collins, Portland, IN,

Son - Michael (Ashleigh) Collins, Portland, IN, Brother - James Wheeler, Terre Haute, IN, Sister - Judy (JR) King, Petroleum, IN, Sister - Bonnie Cart, Monroe, IN, Sister - Sharon (Chris) Chaffins, Berne, IN,

Best Friend – Hooch, 15 Grandchildren , and 1 Great Grandchild.

 

 

He was preceded in death by his Father - Dale V. Morningstar, and Brother - Skeet Morningstar.

 

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 100 W. Line St Geneva on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

 

A service to celebrate his life will be at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall  at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 with the Pastor Alan Crull   officiating. 

 

Preferred memorials:  To The Family                                     

 

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

 

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

 

Velma L. Ratliff

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 15 August 2017 - 12:43:37

Velma L. Ratliff, 90, of Van Buren, IN, passed away at 4:55 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017 at University Nursing Center in Upland, IN.  She was born on Friday, July 01, 1927, in Grant County, IN.  Velma was a graduate of Marion High School. She worked for 35 years at RCA in Marion before retiring. She was very involved in the Hanfield United Methodist church, where she served on the Senagers and United Methodist Women organization. Velma loved jig-saw and crossword puzzles, swimming at the YMCA, camping at Salamonie and traveling. She will be missed dearly by her family.

 

Loving survivors include: Son - Rex Ratliff, TX, Daughter - Sandy Haynes, Dillman, IN, Son-Mark (Cathy) Ratliff, TN, Daughter-in-law - Roberta Ratliff, Upland, IN, Brothers - Bob Clark, Indianapolis, IN & Carl Clark, Marion, IN, 30 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her: Father - George Clark, Mother - Lucille (Barton) Clark, Husband - Rexford Ratliff, Sons – David Ratliff & Randy Ratliff, Sisters - Mary Ferguson, Barbara Edwards, Phyllis Milroy and Brother - Floyd Clark.

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home 201 N Main Street Van Buren on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A service to celebrate Velma’s life will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gary Miller officiating.  Interment will follow next to her husband, at Gardens of Memory in rural Marion.

 

Preferred memorials: Hanfield United Methodist Church, 101 N. 400 E. Marion, IN  46952                           

Barbara D. Robinson

Location - Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 08 August 2017 - 13:17:32

Barbara D. Robinson, 75, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 10:13 AM on Monday, August 07, 2017 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, IN.  She was born on Monday, September 29, 1941, in Jay County, IN.  She married Thomas W.  Robinson on  November 21, 1959 in Portland, IN, he passed away on May 22, 2006.   Barbara was a very creative person. She enjoyed arts, crafts, and painting. She loved to work beside her husband on the family farm, where she helped milk the cows. Barbara especially loved spending time with her family.

 

Loving Survivors Include: Daughter - Donna Robinson, Portland, IN, Son - Bill Robinson, Geneva, IN,

Son - Tony (Pam) Robinson, Waterloo, IN, Daughter - Julie (Kenny) Hemmelgarn, Portland, IN,

Daughter - Jenny Morningstar, Geneva, IN, Sister - Mona Steed, Portland, IN, Sister - Jeanette Lee, Portland, IN, Brother - Larry R. Robbins, Portland, IN, Brother - John R. Robbins, Portland, IN,

Brother - Tommy R. Robbins, Portland, IN, 13 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren.

 

 

She was preceded in death by her Father - Sylvester "Bus" Robbins, Mother - Irene Marie (Burkey) Robbins, Husband - Thomas W. Robinson, and Sisters - Carolyn Steed, and  Joan Slusher.

 

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 

 

Interment will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, where the family will gather for a private service.

Preferred memorials: In leiu of flowers send to Family Life Care 108 S Jefferson St, Berne, In 46711

                                       

 

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

 

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com

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