Robert M. Van Gordon

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Friday 05 December 2014 - 14:44:30

Robert M. Van Gordon, 86, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 4:02 AM on Thursday, December 04, 2014 at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN.  He was born on Saturday, June 23, 1928, in Blackford County, IN.  He married Betty (Worrick)  Van Gordon on Sunday, May 19, 1957 in Blackford County, Indiana.  Robert enjoyed his time at Jr. Jester Repair Shop in Montpelier.  He was affiliated with Pleasantdale United Methodist Church.  He owned and operated his own semi and retired in 1993 and was also a member of the Teamsters Union.  He had formerly worked at St. Joe Paper in Hartford City, IN.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Military Graveside Rites preformed by the U.S. Army.

 

Survivors Include: Wife - Betty (Worrick) Van Gordon, Montpelier, IN; Daughters - Brenda (Van Gorgon) Rogers, Hartford City, IN and Beth (Van Gordon) Capper (Companion-David Coats), Hartford City, IN; Brothers - James Luther Van Gordon, Hartford City, IN, Harold Van Gordon, Upland and  Charles Van Gordon, Fairborn, OH ; Sisters - Vivian Anderson, Marion, IN and Crystal Garrett, Marion, IN; Grandchildren - Kristopher Rogers, Davenport, FL, Benjamin Rogers, Avon, IN, Tyler Capper, Bloomington, IN and Brandon Capper, Hartford City, IN; 3 Great Grandchildren

 

He was preceded in death by his:Parents- James Martin and Zona Ann (Edwards) Van Gordon;Brothers- Henry, Roscoe, Fred and Edgar Van Gordon; Sister - Viola Purtee; Son-In-Law- Kenny Rogers

 

 

Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St. Montpelier on Sunday, December 07, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

 

A service to celebrate Robert’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 08, 2014 with Pastor Chris Nelson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery in Hartford City.

 

In Lieu of Flowers Preferred memorials:  Pleasantdale United Methodist Church

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Nyle O. Fox

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Monday 01 December 2014 - 10:00:54

Nyle O. Fox, 73, passed into the Lord’s loving arms on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida.  His devoted wife, Sandy, their three daughters, and six grandchildren were by his side throughout his journey.   He and his family were blessed with 16 incredibly precious months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2013.  

Nyle graduated with the 1959 class of Van Buren High School.  He acquired his Bachelor of Education Degree at Purdue University and his Master’s Degree at Ball State, then earned his Education Specialist Degree at St. Francis.  He spent his 38 year career as a teacher, coach, High School principal, and Superintendent of Schools.  He taught and coached at Andrews High School, was Dean of Students at Waukegan, IL, and High School  principal at Crothersville, Tri-County, Winchester, and Wawasee in Indiana, and Edon High School in Ohio.  He had a wonderful relationship with the students and faculties.

Nyle’s main interest was his family, but he also enjoyed golfing with his friends, cutting firewood, reading, playing cards, swimming, and boating.

Nyle was preceded in death by his parents, Oris and Edna Fox, and one brother, Noel Fox.  Survivors include his beautiful wife, Sandra (Buis) Fox; his sister, Nona Kreischer; three loving daughters, Kelly (Ben) Cupp, Christie (John) Green, and Julie (Chris) Smiley, six adoring grandchildren; Shelby Harney, Macy Cupp, Summer Green, Autumn Green, Payton Smiley and Dalton Smiley, and his precious great granddaughter, Nyla.  

A  memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, December 6th at Hanfield Methodist Church in Marion.  The family will welcome visitors at 10:00 a.m., and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the following:  Family Hospice of NE Indiana, 265 W. Water St., Berne, IN 46711; or VNA Hospice House, 901 37th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.  Their services were deeply appreciated.

Hildred L. Foust

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Friday 28 November 2014 - 16:41:03

Hildred L. Foust, 95, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 3:40 PM on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton, IN.  She was born on Sunday, May 18, 1919, in Jackson Twp., Wells County, IN.  She married Emory D.  Foust on Saturday, August 28, 1943 in Albany, IN.  Mrs. Foust had been the former co-owner of Foust Feed and Grain in Montpelier, IN for many years. She had been the Executive Secretary for Purdue University for 13 years. She had been a former resident of Winter Haven, Florida for 17 years before moving back to Montpelier, IN.

 

Survivors include her Daughter - Myrna Sue Foust, Rio Rancho, NM, Sister - Virginia Leas, Hartford City, IN, She was preceded in death by her Husband - Emory D. Foust, Father - Frank Stinson, Mother - Dora May (Riggs) Stinson Booher, Brother - Roger Stinson, Brother - Forrest Stinson, Sister - Doris Cline, Brother - Harrold (Wife, Phyllis) Stinson, Sister - Esther Mann

 

Interment will be at the Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.

Preferred memorials:  First Baptist Church 113 E. Huntington St. Monptelier, IN 47359            

Forrest Aldy Anderson

Location - Glancy-H.Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren, Indiana | Posted - Friday 05 December 2014 - 09:29:32

Forrest Aldy Anderson, formerly of Gary, Indiana, passed away December 1, 2014 at the age of 92.  He was a resident of the Watercrest Retirement Community in Mansfield, Texas, former educational administrator, World War 2 Marine Corps veteran, a member of the Masonic Temple, husband and father. 

Forrest Anderson was born to Forrest and Anna Quinn Anderson on August 7, 1922.  Forrest married Vesta Fay Smyth, his wife of 65 years, on June 11, 1949 and had three children; David and Jerry Anderson and Dr. Marianne Anderson.

A private family service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 in the Blessing Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Mansfield, Texas.  Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Warren, Indiana, December 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Forrest “Fordy” A. Anderson was born August 7th, 1922 in Gary, Indiana to Forrest and Anna Anderson.  He had seven sisters and two younger brothers.  Fordy began working at the tender age of ten at the neighborhood hardware store after school and was driving by age twelve so he could make customer deliveries.  His family needed his income for life’s basic necessities.  Like his father, Fordy was an accomplished athlete.  He played quarterback on his high school football team and he was a Golden Gloves Champion.  He was able to attend the then named Ball State Teachers College in Muncie, Indiana where he played quarterback on a full scholarship.  As he started his freshman fall semester, WWII began.  He along with his teammates had committed to their coach that they would finish that first season but then they all planned to enlist immediately.  At the close of the football schedule, Fordy enlisted in the Marine Corps and set off to San Diego for basic and survival training.  He joined the Raider Battalion and was assigned to the South Pacific.  His deployment took him to the Marianas, other islands campaigns and he completed his combat tour on Iwo Jima.  He served two full tours and had signed for a third when the war ended.  Ninety three percent of his original company did not come home.

          When he came home, he returned to Ball State to finish his bachelor’s degree in education.  This is where and when he met the love of his life, Vesta Fay Smyth.  They were both juniors and she was also getting her business education degree.  After their college graduation, they each worked a year.  Fordy was coaching football at Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Vesta had secured a teaching position at a small school in Wolf Lake, Indiana.  During that year, Fordy proposed to Vesta at the Kentucky Derby and they were married on June 11, 1949.  They decided Fort Wayne was to be their home and they began to set down roots.  May of 1950 brought their first child, a daughter, Marianne.  Two sons followed, Jerome “Jerry” in September of 1952 and David in June of 1954.

          Fordy’s early years at Central Catholic were highly successful.  His teams won the State Championship in 1950.  Fordy knew that the game of football was a teaching vehicle for the larger game of life.  Coaching also gave Fordy the opportunity to secure scholarships at the college level so his players could further their education.  This forged unique and life long bonds with his players.  There hardly was a day all the way to the end of his 92nd year that he was not in contact with one of them.

          With the children growing, Fordy began to look ahead and began a Master’s Degree in Administration.  He loved coaching but knew a career path with more stability was the wisest choice.  He completed his Master’s and actually fell just a few hours short of his PhD in Administration which led to a long time position with the Fort Wayne Community Schools.

          Fordy loved and lived life to the fullest.  He was an accomplished self-taught artist with a penchant for painting winter landscapes. To the delight of his family and close friends, he would hand-paint their Christmas card for many years.  He was an exceptional wood worker, making small furniture pieces and many, many wooden toys and puzzles and games for his eight grandchildren.  He and Vesta traveled extensively across the globe which included Indonesia, Bali, Singapore and the Mediterranean.  One of their favorite spots was Maui, Hawaii which is where they spent the winter months for many years.  Fordy kept beautifully descriptive handwritten journals of all their travels.  A special family keepsake is his lengthy journal of a summer long family trip throughout the United States and Canada just before the children started college.

          Fordy completed his journey in life on December 1, 2014 at the age of 92.  He is survived by his wife, Vesta of 66 years, his daughter, Marianne Anderson Kissinger and her husband, Scott of Mansfield, Texas, his son, Jerome F. Anderson and his wife, Lynn of Wilmington, North Carolina, his son, David W. Anderson and his wife, Cindy of Buffalo, New York, Grandchildren, Kylah Kissinger McNabb and her husband, Dustin, Brian F. Kissinger, Sean P. Kissinger and his wife, Caitlin, Forrest R. Anderson, Margaret Smythe Anderson, Jennifer Lynn Anderson, Megan Anderson, Erik Anderson, Christopher Anderson and his wife, Leah, and Great Grandchildren, Sean Anderson, Asher McNabb and Maverick Kissinger.     

Laura Lee (Shinholt) Keen

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Sunday 30 November 2014 - 17:28:20

Laura Lee (Shinholt) Keen

Dec. 21, 1964 - Nov. 29, 2014


Laura passed away peacefully with family at her side on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospice Care in Indianapolis after fighting cancer for six months.


Survivors: husband, John and daughter, Erin (Derrick Polson); step-mother Adele Shinholt; siblings: Jim (Debi) Shinholt, Sue Shinholt, Cathy (Kevin) Lyons, and Glen Shinholt; step-siblings: Larry (Linda) Ryggs, Jerry Ryggs, Lynda (Craig) Pickering, Robert (LaDonna) Ryggs; and special cousin and friend Kelly (Shinholt) Proctor.


Laura graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1983. She was a member of Eastview Wesleyan Church in Gas City and was one of the youth leaders for many years. She was employed Indiana Wesleyan University in the Office of Student Services.

Laura enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, gardening, crafts, playing games, rummaging, and traveling. Her time spent with the youth group and her church family was special to her. She enjoyed harmless humor (pranking people).


Proceeded in death: parents, Donna A. (Burns) and Rex E. Shinholt.


Visiting hours will be held at Eastview Wesleyan Church 414 N. 10th St. Gas City, IN on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. A service to celebrate Laura’s life will be at Eastview Wesleyan Church on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:00AM with Rev. Mark Atkinson officiating. Burial will take place in the Van Buren Cemetery in Van Buren, IN.


Memorials may be made to Grant County Cancer Services or Eastview Wesleyan Youth.

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