Obituaries2019-09-16T01:17:25+00:00

Larry F. Ingram

Larry F. Ingram, 71, of Selma passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, March 8, 2021 while surrounded by his family.  He was born on December 19, 1949 in Farmers, KY to Glen and Lillie (Ramey) Ingram.

A long-time resident of Delaware County, Larry attended Center High School where he ran track and played basketball.  He worked for Hardesty Moving & Storage for 25 years, Waste Management for 20 years and for Weaver Popcorn.  Larry attended Heritage Apostolic Tabernacle in Muncie.

Larry‘s legacy will be the love he had for his family!  He loved to sit by the campfire and “man the grill” at family gatherings.  His grandchildren were incredibly special to him and he loved to spend time reading to them, playing with them and star-gazing.  He enjoyed being outside tending to his garden and landscaping the yard, but wouldn’t hesitate to take a back-road trip with his wife, Teresa, to Prairie Creek Reservoir to watch the sunset.  He loved to watch sports — especially NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts football.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of more than 32 years, Teresa (Applegate), who was his world; one daughter, Lydia (Johnny) Beeman of Royerton; one son, Keith Abercrombie of Muncie; three brothers, Roy (Sharon) Ingram of Springport, Lloyd (Nora) Ingram of Muncie, and Albert “Lacey” Ingram of Muncie; and one sister-in-law, Betty Ingram of West Virginia.  Five grandchildren also survive, Kain (Sierra Zaleski) Abercrombie of Muncie, Todd Brown II of Royerton, Isaiah Bradley of California,  Thai Flowers of Wisconsin and Kiana (Tyler) Lennington of  Winchester; as do three great-grandchildren, Rylee, Wyatt and Kollinz (and one on the way!)  Larry will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family members who loved him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ollie Ingram, Carl Ingram, Glen Ingram Charles Ingram and Robert Ingram; and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Ingram.

The family would like to acknowledge the kindness and wonderful care that was provided to Larry by the Little Red Door, IU Ball Hospital Oncology, Home Health Solutions and IU Hospice.  Your professionalism and compassion will never be forgotten.

A celebration of Larry‘s life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 3:00pm in his home.  Ray Vernon Applegate will officiate.  Please contact Teresa for directions or any more information.

The family welcomes floral tributes, but if you prefer to make a memorial contribution please consider the Little Red Door of Muncie/Delaware County (2311 W. Jackson St, Muncie, IN 47303).

June 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Christina L. Puckett

Christina Louise Puckett, 88, of Yorktown, passed away June 7th, 2021 at home after having a last evening with her family. She was born May 23, 1933 in Muncie, Indiana to the late George Edward Mitchell and Virginia Lee (Tucker) Mitchell.

Christina was a very caring person who loved her family and was a second mother to several children and adolescents over the years. She enjoyed sewing, reading, decorating, gardening, crafting, cooking, watching sports, family dinners, and getting together with her friends and classmates from Yorktown High School.

Christina graduated from Yorktown High School in 1951 and married Richard Puckett in 1953. She had been employed as an operator for Bell Telephone Co., held multiple positions in the Yorktown Schools, and served on the school board for Yorktown Schools.

Christina is survived by her husband Richard Lewis Puckett; a son and dedicated caregiver Steve Puckett of Yorktown, a daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Dennis Conwell of Yorktown, grandchildren Cari Conwell (Jeffrey Swift) of Daleville and Dennis Conwell (Misty) of Muncie, and great-grandchildren Brandon and Karli Conwell of Muncie and Isaiah, Blake, Teagan, and Duncan Swift of New Castle.

Christina was preceded in death by her parents.

At her request, a celebration of life will be held on the family farm at a later date.

June 9th, 2021|2 Comments

Patrick D. Peercy

Patrick Daniel Peercy, 50, of Fortville passed away in an accident early on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He was born on March 30, 1971 in Indianapolis to Jessie Daniel “Danny” and Stella Louise (Mace) Peercy.

A lifetime resident of Indianapolis & Fortville, Pat was the owner of long time family run Mike’s Used Cars on Pendleton Pike in Indianapolis.

Pat enjoyed life to the fullest and dabbled in various hobbies. He loved to hunt and fish and formerly participated in local bass fishing clubs. At one time, Pat was on the World Poker Tour and played in several World Series of Poker events. Above all, though, he enjoyed spoiling his wife, Leigh Ann (Weaver) Peercy, whom he loved dearly for more than 20 years.

Pat is survived by his wife, Leigh Ann; his father, Dan; two sisters, Donna (Ward) Wilson and Deborah Cook of Sparta TN; sister-in-law Gayle Weaver of Shelbyville IN; two nephews, James (Jacqueline Young) Mclemore and Jesse Grayson and one niece, Charlene (Kirk) Nichols; 6 great nephews and 3 great nieces all from Sparta TN.  Pat’s two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, who he was over the moon about, Poppy and Dealer also survive.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Stella and niece, Natalie “Nikki” Gipson.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Cure for Cryo” Cryoglobulinemia Vasculitis Research Fund at:  http://allianceforcryo.org/about-us/donate/
June 9th, 2021|8 Comments

Catherine M. Hunt

Catherine Marie (Ireland) Hunt, 70, a long time resident of Muncie, passed away at The Woodlands in Muncie on May 20, 2021 following an extended illness.  She was born in Corydon, IN on March 20, 1951 to Robert and Mary Catherine (Rowe) Ireland, who preceded her in death.

Catherine is a graduate of Muncie Central High School (1970).  After graduation, she worked for Aquarius House in Muncie as an administrative assistant.  She went on to obtain a certification as a Surgical Technician and worked at Ball Memorial Hospital and St. Vincent Randolph Hospital.

Catherine was very talented and enjoyed doing crafts.  She loved to spend time arranging flowers, crocheting and cooking.  Her greatest love, though, was for her grandchildren whom she loved fiercely.  She enjoyed taking them on weekend getaways and being involved in their lives.

Catherine is survived by two daughters, Amy (Donald) Rothenberger of New Castle and Shelley (Tim) Isler of Eaton; one sister, Karen (Dewayne) Hammons of Muncie; two brothers, Bob (Carolyn) Ireland of Muncie and Steve (Rebekah) Ireland of Selma; and four grandchildren, Daniel Rothenberger, Rachel Rothenberger, Brandon Isler and Isaac Isler.  Many loving nieces and nephews also survive.

Private family services will be conducted.  Catherine will be interred at Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Silver Birch of Muncie, The Woodlands and Chaplain Marilyn for their loving, professional care.

May 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Kassandra L. Rankin

Kassandra Leann Rankin, 32, of Muncie passed away on April 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Muncie on April 13, 1989 to Ronald and Tammy (Cagle) Rankin.

Kassie is a graduate of Muncie Southside High School and obtained her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant from Ivy Tech College.  She will always be fondly remembered as being the “life of the party”.  She loved to have fun and spend time with her friends.  Kassie was a talented artist who could draw just about anything.  Above all, though, she loved her children with all of her heart. 

Kassie is survived by her mother, Tammy (James Garrett) Dunn of Muncie; one son, Billy Whitemire, Jr. of Chesterfield; one daughter, LeAyla Hughes of Chesterfield; grandmother, Alice Criswell of Muncie; two brothers, Justin (Sarah Arnold) Rankin of Muncie and Bryce (Molly) Reeder of Ft. Wayne; one half-brother, “Rowdy” (Krystina) Rankin of Muncie; five uncles, Hutch Rankin of Michigan,  Jack Rankin of Muncie, Charles Nelson of Kokomo, David (Brenda) Nelson of Kokomo, Paul (Sara) Criswell of Parker City; and one aunt, April (Butch) Jones of Muncie.  She will also be missed by many cousins and very dear friends.

Kassie is preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul Criswell, Clyde Rankin and Ellene Rankin.

No services are scheduled at this time.

April 23rd, 2021|1 Comment

Marlene P. Whited

Marlene P. (Nickol) Whited, 86, of Muncie passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Signature Healthcare of Muncie.  Born in Delaware County on Tuesday, November 12, 1935, she was the child of Arthur and Mary Nickol.

On October 20, 1973, Marlene married the love of her life, William Elmo Whited of Jamestown, TN.

She was a dedicated mother to her daughter, JoEllen Campbell, who stayed by her side for her entire life – each helping the other through the journey of life.

Marlene is preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Elmo Whited, and her brother, Freddy Nickol.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter; JoEllen Campbell; stepdaughter, Melinda Ayers; three sons, Delmar (BobbieJo) Campbell, David Kiger and Larry Kiger; and one step-son, Mike (Tricia) Whited.

Though Marlene loved her husband and children very much, there is no doubt that the true fuel of her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she cherished deeply.

No services will be held.  She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Duggan-Smith Linder Cemetery in Jamestown, TN, per her wishes.

The family would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to the staff at Signature Healthcare for their compassionate care and professionalism during this difficult time.

April 22nd, 2021|0 Comments
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