Elizabeth Gulley

Elizabeth Mary Gulley of Fortville, Indiana was called home to heaven on May 09, 2019. She was greeted by her grandparents, James and Louis Jester; parents, John and Lynda Lockhart and brother, John Lockhart.

Beth is survived by her wife, Lisa Manis; sisters, Katherine Locke and Amanda Feistel; nephews, Jacob Turner, Christopher Lockhart-Henderson, Jeffery Feistel and Hayden Feistel; niece, Elizabeth Feistel and great-niece, Henleigh Turner. 

Beth loved fishing, video games and The Walking Dead. She couldn’t be unkind to anyone no matter how much she disliked them. She was always respectful and always loyal to those she loved and cared about. She is loved by her family and friends. Beth will be greatly missed. 

A Celebration of Beth’s life will be held at a later date.

Theodore “Ted” Barker

Theodore “Ted” C. Barker, 76, of Anderson passed away on March 28, 2019 at Community Hospital Anderson surrounded by family following an extended illness.  He was born in Noblesville on November 5, 1942 to Byron and Maxine (Clidence) Barker. 

Ted is a graduate of Vernon Township High School (1960) where he played trumpet in the marching band.  He worked in construction for most of his life and very much enjoyed woodworking.  He was a talented craftsman who had a passion for cars (well, FORDS!) and may have engaged in a drag race or two when he was younger.  Ted will be lovingly remembered as a storyteller with a great sense of humor who truly valued the relationships he had with his family and high school classmates with whom he became life-long friends.  Ted was also a member of Cyntheanne Christian Church.

Ted is survived by his loving wife, Mariena (Misner) Barker; two sons, Jeffrey Barker of Holdenville, OK and Tommy Barker of Muncie; one daughter, Crystal (Scott Wagner) Kirby of Anderson; three step sons, Bob (Becky) Kramer of Fortville,  David (Melissa) Crull of Anderson, and Daniel (Amber) Crull of Alexandria; two step daughters, Tina (Karl) Moore of Anderson, Lori West of Anderson; and one daughter-in-law,  Kelly Jones.  Also surviving are two brothers, Philip (Cathi) Barker of Westfield and Tommy Huffman of Florida; two sisters, Nancy Pelsue of Lapel and Beth Warren of Noblesville; a special friend and caregiver, Anita Swafford; and many other loving family members, friends and classmates.   

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.    

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Cyntheanne Christian Church (13151 Cyntheanne Road, Fishers, IN) with Pastor Brent Emerick officiating.   Friends may call at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the service.  Cremation will follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Keller Mortuary to help defray funeral expenses.

Jannet Jones

Jannet Lynn Jones, 46, of Lapel passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on March 25, 2019.  She was born in Noblesville on July 1, 1972 to David Cochran and Jane Bland (McDole).

Jannet worked as a cashier at Bauer’s Market
and held other cashier positions over the years. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family, her friends and any animal that she could love on.  In her free time, she often spent hours outside sitting in the sunshine just enjoying the cool breeze.

Jannet is survived by her loving husband of ten years, David Jones; her mother; one daughter, Alexis Lutz of Greenfield; one son, Preston Lutz of Greenfield; two brothers, Kelly (Jean) Cochran of Charlestown and Jerry (Jenny) Cochran of Anderson; one step-brother, Allen Prickett of Lapel; and her granddaughter, Lacy Wiles.  Also surviving are her life-long friend, Rachel Moreland of Lapel; cousin, Lisa “Pugs” (Tim) Weeks of Lapel and many other loving extended family members.

Jannet is preceded in death by her father; her step-father, Mark Bland; and her grandparents, Fred and Mary McDole.

No services are currently scheduled.   

Darrell Blackburn

Darrell M. R. Blackburn, 79 of Fortville, IN passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on March 20, 2019.  He was born in Indianapolis on September 23, 1939 to Hanson “Art” and Gladys (Armstrong). 

Darrell was a true entrepreneur. He took great pride in his numerous different ventures throughout his life. From his time at Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to his time at Budweiser, Darrell enjoyed being on the road. He settled down for awhile as owner of Prospect Tavern and the Dairy Bar in Indianapolis, IN. Eventually, his thirst for the road returned with a new entrepreneurial endeavor as the owner of Blackburn & Son Trucking for twenty-nine years. Darrell took great pride in providing for his family and did an amazing job along the way.

Darrell had been a member of the Indianapolis Masonic Lodge #669 in Mooresville since 1965.

Darrell’s passion was being on the water!  He was very talented on water skis and would spend nearly every weekend on a boat.  His favorite hobbies included collecting coins, firearms and playing Euchre with his family.  He will always be fondly remembered as a great man who was always willing to help someone in their time of need. 

Darrell is survived by one son, Darrell Jr. (Robin) of Fortville; three daughters, April (Buddy) Maddux of Indianapolis, Jeana (Jack) Horner of Greenfield and Elizabeth (Jim) Helton of Greenfield; two brothers, James (Cecilia) of Maxwell and William of Poland; and one sister-in-law, Janice of Johnson City, TN.  He is also survived by 9 loving grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.  Abby, his beloved Toy Poodle, who was his very best friend in this world also survives.

Darrell is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-four years, Kenna Jean (Martin); his parents; his brothers Ralph, Ronald, and John as well as his sisters-in-law, Wanda and Thurby.

Masonic Services will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4:00PM at Eden United Methodist Church (2122 E Eden Rd, Greenfield, IN) with a funeral service immediately following.    Friends may call from 2:00-4:00PM at the church. 

Rex Higgins

Rex Aaron Higgins, 68, passed away peacefully in his home in Fishers, IN on February 10, 2019.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Morton and Margaret (Cline) Higgins and his sister, Lynn Lawson.

Rex was a graduate of Southport High School, Ball State University and was an Army Reservist. Although an art major in college, Rex had an entrepreneurial spirit.  He was the owner of Ace Appliance Parts and Service in Bloomington, IN for more than 20 years.

Rex was a creative artist in many mediums: sculpture, painting, mixed media, and digital photography. He had a love of music whether it be in singing and playing the guitar with his friends, or just listening and sharing new tunes with others. Rex loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends at his home of 38 years on Lake Monroe enjoying the peacefulness and surrounding beauty that it provided.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 45 years, Krystal Higgins, his daughter Kody Higgins of Portland Oregon, his son Ross Higgins of New York, NY and his sister Tina (Dan) Nohe of Bargersville, IN.

Rex was a member of Sherwood Oaks Church and volunteered in his community. In his memory, we ask that instead of flowers that you pay forward that “giving back” spirit….reaching out to others in need, visiting a sick friend, volunteering in your community,  or donating to Hospice, Parkinson’s or a favorite charity. That would make him smile.

A “Celebration of Life”  service will be announced at a later date.