Obituaries

Joan “Jo” Marie Ford

Joan “Jo” Marie Ford, 60, of Geetingsville, passed away at her home, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  She was born in Terre Haute on August 24, 1959 to Jesse and Patricia (Flora) Boyd.  She was a 1977 graduate of Delphi High School.  Jo served her life as a Paramedic for many counties; including Carroll, Clinton, Cass,…

Ralph E. Kelly

Ralph E. Kelly, 78, of Rossville, passed away at his home, February 3, 2020.  He was born June 7, 1941 in Clinton County to Harry Max and Charlotte (Smith) Kelly.  He was a 1960 graduate of Rossville High School.  He married Susan Dillen October 19, 1963; she survives. Ralph worked for Alcoa for 33 years…

Karen Lynn Kanatzer

Karen Lynn Kanatzer, 66, of Frankfort passed away February 3, 2020 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  She was born on August 8, 1953 in Frankfort to Carl and Patsy (Pletch) Kanatzer. Karen was a lifelong Frankfort resident and 1972 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She worked at Mallory Controls and Zachary Confections in…

Carolyn S. Clements

Carolyn Sue Clements, 83, of Kirklin, died February 3, 2020 at her home.  She was born January 31, 1937 in Kirklin, Ind. to James & Ruby (Bennett) Stowers.  She married Buddy Clements on June 24, 1954 in Kirklin and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2003. Carolyn attended school in Kirklin and received…

Glen M. Hart

Glen M. Hart, 84, of Frankfort, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at IU Arnett in Lafayette.  He was born November 19, 1935 in Clinton County to William Russell and Leoma F. (Hauff) Hart.  He was a 1954 graduate of Mulberry High School and graduated barber school in Arizona where he worked as a barber…

Janet Rhine

Janet Rhine, 87, a former Frankfort resident, died February 1, 2020 at her home in Noblesville, Ind.  She was born May 3, 1932 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late George Adam Henry & Estella Belle (Beard) Stewart.  Janet was the youngest of twelve children, who all preceded her in death.  She married Glenn A. Rhine…

James F. Hiser

James F. Hiser, 63, of Mulberry, IN, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born March 11, 1956, in Indianapolis, to Eldon Pershing and Elizabeth Ann (Ziegler) Hiser. James had worked in construction as a soil analyst. James is survived by one sister: Barbara (Craig) Hiser of Indianapolis,…

John “Mark” Evans

John “Mark” Evans, 71, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020. He was born April 1, 1948, in Frankfort, to John D. and Virginia B. (Bosworth) Evans.  On March 3, 1973, he married Irene G. Hitch; she survives. Mark had worked for 29 ½ years at Eli Lilly. He has also worked as a…

Melissa K. Lovett

Melissa K. Lovett, 51, of Frankfort, Ind., died January 29, 2020 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.  Born October 28, 1968 in Frankfort to Glenis & Marsha (Holt) Lovett. Melissa was a 1987 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  She formerly attended Victory Chapel in Frankfort.  She enjoyed the water,…

Vivian Bernadine Ward

Vivian Bernadine Ward, 95, of Westfield, formerly of Frankfort, passed at her residence Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  She was born April 14, 1924 to John and Sophie Blanche (Taylor) Brandt.  Bernadine lived the majority of her life in Frankfort, where she was a graduate of Frankfort High School.  She married George A. Ward of Kirklin. …