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Rudolph G. Rodriguez

Rudolph Gonzales Rodriguez, 71, of Cloverdale, passed away on February 8, 2024 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born in Hale Center, TX on October 22, 1952 to Juan and Rosa (Gonzales) Rodriguez.

Rudy graduated from Pleasanton High School on May 28, 1971.

Rudy was an avid racing fan for over 50 years. He looked forward to attending Indiana Sprint week each year since moving to Indiana. He also enjoyed fishing in Indiana lakes and rivers. He will be lovingly remembered for his love of rock music and attending concerts with his daughter, which cultivated an unbreakable bond with her.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Jerene (Ottinger), who he was with for almost 39 loving years. He was not only her husband, but her companion and her very best friend. He is also survived by one daughter, Selena Rodriguez of Cloverdale; a step-child, Jo (Lori Aldridge) Jarrell of Brooklyn; many loving brothers and sisters; extended family members; many friends; and his faithful dog, Chula, who was like his shadow.

Rudy is preceded in death by his parents; and his in-laws, Charles and Peggy Ottinger.

February 9th, 2024|7 Comments

Betty A. West

Betty A. West, 81, passed away December 30, 2023 in Marion Indiana. She was a resident of Marion, Indiana and Johnson County (Greenwood and Franklin Indiana).

She was born November 12, 1942 in Munford, Tennessee to Charles and Katie McCarter. Betty attended Fairmount High School in Fairmount, Indiana.
Betty worked for 33 years at Arvin Automotive Industries in Franklin and Columbus Indiana.

She enjoyed 2 of her passions throughout her life: Bingo and bowling. She traveled the country to do both.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; siblings: James Free, Harvey McCarter, Charlene Davis.

She is survived by a brother, Roy McCarter of Fort Wayne and a sister, Barbara Helpling of Elwood; sons Michael Wilson of Marion, Donald Wilson of Huntington and Mark Wilson of Greenwood. She was proud to be a Great-grandmother to 4 great grandkids.

No funeral services will be held at this time.

January 26th, 2024|1 Comment

Brian K. Currie

Brian Keith Currie, 66, of Muncie passed away at home on January 21, 2024 while surrounded by family. He was born in Uniontown, PA on November 27, 1957 to Samuel and Marjorie (Coleman) Currie, who precede him in death.

Brian graduated from Romulus High School in Romulus, Michigan (1975). He went on to serve his country as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the United States Marine Corps where he supervised 150 Marines in combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Between active duty and reserve obligations, Brian was honored to have spent nearly 44 years of his life serving as United States Marine. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19 in Muncie. He also enjoyed relaxing while watching television and spending quality time with his family – especially his grandchildren who held a special place in his heart.

Brian is survived by his loving wife, Ronda (Shewmake) Currie; his children, Emily (Billy Driskell) Hicks of Ft. Worth, TX, Jennifer (Charlie Parks) Smith of Bangor, PA, Gary (Elaina) Sisco of Sanford, FL, and Rikki (Larry) Pritchard of Muncie; two sisters, Marilyn Ylioff of Ypsilanti, MI, Susan (Randy) Massey of North Port, FL; four brothers, Richard (Linda) Currie of Coldwater, MI, David (Phyliss) Currie of Garden City, MI, Robert (Kathy) Currie of Saline, MI, and Alan (Debbie) Currie of Annapolis, MI. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Korah, Alexander, Liberty, Colton and Caden; two great-grandchildren, Mariana Aurora and Alejandro Lewis; and his faithful dog, Tessa Louise.

January 23rd, 2024|5 Comments

Allan F. Legg

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Allan Francis Legg, 89, on January 13, 2024 at Reid Hospice with family at his side. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Allan was born in Indianapolis on July 5,1934 and graduated from George Washington High School where he was known as “The Voice” for his exceptional singing talent. He attended Butler University and studied music.

Allan married the love of his life, Carol Jean Hodges, and they remained married 53 years until her passing. Allan and Carol enjoyed traveling throughout the country and abroad to Mexico, Canada and Italy. He proudly served in the US Army and had a 50 year career in the HVAC business as a sales engineer primarily with Richmond Supply/Kiefaber. He also taught HVAC at Ivy Tech for many years.

Allan deeply loved his family and faith in Jesus Christ. He loved listening to jazz music and spending time with his grandchildren. In his last 16 years, he actively served in his church and the community. Allan facilitated a grief support group for First United Methodist Church, served on the boards of the Widowed Persons Support Group and the Singles Interaction Group, and volunteered at Reid Hospital. He could always be found singing in his church choir on Sunday and dancing the night away at Interaction on Friday nights.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Ruth (Stovall) Legg, his brother Paul Legg, his wife Carol (Hodges) Legg, and precious granddaughter Carolyn Legg.

Allan is survived by his four children, Stephanie (John) Long, Bradley (Tralise) Legg, Bill (Donna) Legg and Chris (Amy) Legg; grandchildren Cory Legg, Brian (Monica) Legg, Allison (Brian) Fornefeld, and Emily Legg; sisters Janet Jackson and Sharon (Bob) Sherman, and many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Allan will be held at First United Methodist Church, 318 National Rd West, Richmond, IN on Saturday, January 20, 12-2pm with the funeral service at 2pm, officiated by Pastor Ted Chalk, followed by burial at Earlham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to First United Methodist Church, Richmond.

January 16th, 2024|1 Comment

Linda M. Ferguson

Linda M. (Asberry) Ferguson, 72, passed away on January 10, 2024 at her home in New Castle, Indiana. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved a good banter, but most of all, she cherished her family.

Linda was born on December 31, 1951, in New Castle, Indiana, to Rosco and Marvonne Asberry. She graduated from New Castle Chrysler High School. After completing her education, Linda embarked on many different careers. Through her work, she made a positive impact on the lives of many people.

In her free time, Linda enjoyed listening to music, baking, cooking, and solving word searches. Her kitchen was her sanctuary, where she enjoyed creating delicious desserts for her family.

Linda is survived by her son, Jon Roberts; her daughter, Amanda Byers; her brother, David Asberry (Robin), and her grandchildren, Nick, Alison, and Abby Byers. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Ferguson; her parents, Rosco and Marvonne Asberry; her son-in-law, Dean Byers; and many others who held a special place in her heart.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.

January 13th, 2024|4 Comments

Aaron R. Morgan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Aaron Morgan on December 20, 2023. Born on June 9, 1987, Aaron was a cherished son, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his loving parents, Ruth and David Morgan; his brother Ryan Morgan and wife Laura Morgan; his nieces Lena and Rory Morgan; and his aunt and uncle, Beth and Les Swinney.

Aaron was a graduate of Southport High School in 2006 and a beloved member of the community. Aaron was a leader on the basketball and football teams at Southport. He will be remembered for his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends, as well as his passion for fishing. Aaron found joy in the simple pleasures of life, cherishing moments spent with loved ones and the tranquility of being by the water, casting a line.

Above all, Aaron’s deep faith in Jesus as his Christ and Savior provided him with strength and comfort throughout his life. His belief in the Lord shaped his character and influenced the way he approached challenges with resilience and grace.

Aaron Morgan will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will forever live on in the hearts and minds of those whose lives he touched. May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the serenity he found in the embrace of his faith and the calming waters he loved so much.

January 10th, 2024|Comments Off on Aaron R. Morgan
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