David A. Baker

David (Dave) Alan Baker went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2024. He started his journey surrounded by loved ones.

Dave was born in Anderson, Indiana on November 28, 1954 to John and Joan Baker (Sorg). Dave grew up in Mechanicsburg and attended Shenandoah Schools.

He married the love of his life, Brenda (Buntin) on August 28, 1976. They saw each other at a stoplight. It was love at first sight and they married 3 months later. Together they spent 47 years together and raised two daughters, Crystal and Harmony.

Dave spent his life working hard and devoting everything he was to his family. He was a truck driver, mover and worked on semi trailer refrigeration. Dave loved bird watching, piddling in his man cave garage, working on cars, listening to music and building with his hands, such as his shed he built from the ground up at his home in Little Axe, Oklahoma. He loved reading the Bible and spending time with his family and his little dog Autumn.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents John and Joan, his step-father Carl Sorg, his brother Michael Baker, father-in-law Martin Buntin, mother-in-law Ruth Buntin (Truax), brothers-in-law Martin (Marty) Buntin and Trent Truax and best friend Frank Cook.

Dave is survived by his loving wife Brenda, daughters Crystal (Erick) Grubbs, Harmony (Jeff) Baker, and Heather (Brian) Northern, son Anthony (Cathy) Baker, his sisters Patricia (Gary) Paschal and Bonnie (Pete) Linn and his Sister-in-law Denise (Gary) Parks. Dave has seven grandchildren: Molly, Isaiah, Cameron Kaylynn, Kirsten, Samantha and Jeremy. He also has three great-grandchildren: Bodhi, Liam and Clark. Dave also has several nieces and nephews.

Dave will be extremely missed by all and a memorial service in his honor will be announced at a later date.

June 10th, 2024|2 Comments

Charles L. Martin

Charles Lester Martin peacefully passed into eternal life on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at his home in Carmel, IN.

Charles was born and raised in Gainesville, GA to Henry Grady Martin and Anna Rea Sears Martin on July 19, 1932. He grew up with 4 brothers, James, Harold, Harry, and John; and 2 sisters, Ruth Ann and Judy. Charles enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 on his 18th birthday. He served at O’Hare in Chicago, IL, where he met Erna Blenkle. Charles and Erna wed on April 10, 1954. Charles was discharged from the Air Force later that year and returned to his hometown of Gainesville.

Charles and Erna built a life traveling around the Midwest before settling into their family home in Carmel with their four children, Marlene, Charlene, Charles “Larry”, and Laurene. Charles took pride in his work in the insurance industry as a CPCU and CLU. His warm sense of humor and friendly personality led to great success not only in his professional life but in creating a network of lifelong friends throughout the Brookshire Golf Club and the Carmel American Legion. Charles and Erna loved to entertain friends and family.

In addition to spending time with loved ones, Charles loved Georgia Bulldog football, a round of golf, a good martini, shooting pool, and a winning hand of poker.

Charles was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Erna Marie (Blenkle) Martin, his parents, brothers, sister Ruth Ann, son Charles “Larry” and grandson Charles “Derrick” Gaard. He is survived by his sister Judy (Harry) Wilson; daughters Marlene (Greg) Miller, Charlene Gaard (Billy) and Laurene (Mike) Johnson. He was known and loved as “Pubba” by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of charitable donations to American Legion Charities. A brief memorial service with military honors will be held at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan, IN at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 7, 2024. Family, friends, and loved ones of Charles are welcome to join in celebration of a life well lived.

June 6th, 2024|0 Comments

Izabella L. G. Reed

Izabella Lillee Grace Reed was delivered with her angel wings on May 25, 2024 at Community Hospital Anderson, due to unpreventable complications. Our precious baby girl, who we love deeply, is playing among the hummingbirds in heaven.

She is survived by her parents, Jordan and Stacee (Branum) Reed of Anderson; three sisters, Callie Karkosky of Indianapolis, Iris Reed of Anderson, and Charlee Reed of Anderson; her grandparents, Cheri (Sue) Weber of Marion, Lisa Reed-Clark of Anderson, and Bill Karkosky of Anderson; great grandparents, Melvin Meredith of Tennessee and Larry Pierce of Missouri; and her great-great grandmother, Beulah Hight of Kokomo. She is also survived by two aunts, Jenny Zornes of Indianapolis and Amy (Josh) Chalfant of Ridgeville; her uncles, Kyle Karkosky of Anderson, Tyler Karkosky of Indianapolis, Kyle Reed; Kaleb Reed, and Jeremy Reed of Anderson and Brandon Howey of Franklin; and her cousins, Haley Reed, Bryer Reed, Eli Karkosky, Tayler Karkosky and Bailey Andrews.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Bryan Reed; and her great grandmothers, Louise Meredith and Vicki Hight.

Visitation will be held from Noon-2pm on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Chesterfield Community Church of God (123 Linden Lane, Chesterfield, IN 46017). Her funeral service will begin at 2pm at the church with Pastor Scott Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the The Benjamin A. Housholder Infant Funeral Fund at Community Hospital Anderson.

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May 31st, 2024|0 Comments

Sue M. Taylor

On Friday May 17, 2024, Sue Marie Taylor (81) of Anderson, Indiana went to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after a brief illness.  She was born to Clarence Opal Green and Dessie Leota (Kingen) Green on November 7, 1942 in Attica, Indiana. She was one of 11 children.

Sue was married to the late Kenneth Wayne Taylor, Sr. for 58 years and had seven children. Sue was a homemaker from an early age of 15.

Sue is survived by their seven children: Kenny Taylor, Jr. of Daleville, Cris Orr (Bobby) of Meridian, MS, David Taylor of Lapel, Rick (Sandy) Taylor of Lapel, Rhonda (Jamie) Goodpaster of Anderson, C.J. (Jennifer) Taylor of Tipton, and Amy (Jeremy) Morrisett of Tipton. Sue had 2 bonus sons, Matt (Jennifer) Taylor of Sheridan, and Brian (Shannon) Teuscher of Greenfield.

She has many grandchildren: Kristina (Justin), Jeremiah (Amanda), Rick James, JorD’an, Rickie Jr.(Samantha), Travis (Wendy), LeAndra (Cory), Jonathon, Christian (Nick), Rachel (Jermey), Dalton, Jensen, Adam, Katie (Drake), Rubie, Abigail.  She also has 16 great grands and 7 great-great grands!, as well as a sister-in-law, Sandy Taylor of Newtown, and several nieces & nephews.

She was an active member of the Lone Oak Wesleyan Church and Best Years Fellowship group. She had a group of special friends that went to supper on Fridays.  Her neighbors, Jeff & Diane Hauk, have been special friends for years.

Sue had a small sewing business and loved serving her customers.  Her hobbies included decorating wedding cakes, crocheting, sewing, crafting, working in her garden, canning, and playing cards.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 4-6pm at Lone Oak Wesleyan Church (486 N. County Rd 500 S., Anderson, IN 46011).  A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at the church immediately following the visitation with Pastor Andy Cole officiating.

Monetary donations can be made to: Lone Oak Wesleyan Church.

May 19th, 2024|0 Comments

Charles M. Phillips

Charles Michael (“Mike”) Phillips, 79, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away at his home on May 7, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born in Anderson, IN on September 29, 1944 to Raymond and Mary (Davis) Phillips.

Mike is a graduate of Anderson High School (1964) and proudly served our country in the US Army National Guard. He was active in many organizations including the Daleville American Legion, the Anderson Moose, the Anderson Eagles Lodge, the Veterans of Madison County, the American Motorcycle Association, and the Car Owners Racing Association. Mike was also a lifetime member of AMVETS.

Like his father and grandfather, Mike was incredibly mechanically inclined and loved to work on motorcycles! He held a certification from the Harley Davidson Mechanic School and it seemed there was nothing he couldn’t fix! Mike took over his family’s business, “Phillips Motors”, in 1969 and ran it until it closed in 1985. He then started a new venture, “The Price is Right”, which became a staple in Anderson for more than 30 years. More than anything, though, Mike loved to spend time with his family. He would absolutely light up on Sunday afternoons when his grandchildren would stop by to enjoy lunch and ride motorcycles on his property. The memories that he made with his family will never fade.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Diana (Ray) Phillips; two sons, Cory (Helena) Phillips of Indianapolis and Derick (Karen) Phillips of Anderson; one sister, Ralena Jones of Anderson; one brother, Joe Pat Phillips of Anderson; two grandchildren, Kyle (Haylee) Phillips of Fortville and Kynzie (Parrish Castillo) Stults of Daleville; and six great grandchildren (with one more on the way!), Isaac Phillips, Bethany Phillips, Franklin Phillips, Jazlyn Stults, Zayden Stults, and Kenyen Castillo. He will also be missed by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members, amazing friends, and his faithful dog, Trump.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ralph Phillips.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery (6805 Doctor M.L.K., Jr. Blvd, Anderson, IN 46013) with Rev. Joe Childs officiating.

The family would like to thank Dr. Preetham Jetty and his staff for their quality, compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turn Away No Longer, Inc. or to the charity of your choice.


May 10th, 2024|2 Comments

Glenda K. Snider

Glenda Kay Snider, affectionately known as Gidget, aged 54, of Greensburg, Indiana, was called to her eternal resting place on May 3, 2024, while at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Indiana. She leaves behind a legacy of love and memories that will be forever held dear by those who knew her.

Gidget is survived by a loving family: her daughter, Brittany (Ryan) Holt; her six grandsons, Braiden Beesley, Jayden McGuire, Waylen McGuire, Daylen McGuire, Chandler Holt, and Owen Holt; her son, Stanley (Taylor) Snider Jr. ; and her only granddaughter, Charlotte Snider. Each of them were the light of her life and the joy of her heart.

Known for her infectious smile and laughter, Gidget always found her greatest pleasure in the company of her family. She was always at her happiest when surrounded by her loved ones, regaling them with tales of her own childhood and the days spent with her late grandparents, Russell and Stella Mozingo, who raised her and preceded her in death. Her stories and memories will be a source of comfort and a treasure for her family to recall.

Gidget’s presence was a beacon of happiness to all fortunate enough to know her. Every moment with her was special and memorable.

As we bid farewell to Gidget, we are comforted by the knowledge that she is now reunited with her cherished grandparents. While her passing leaves a void in our lives, we are consoled by the immense love she gave, the wisdom she shared, and the examples she set.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital staff for their compassionate care in her final days.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

We love and miss you, Mom.

May 9th, 2024|0 Comments
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