Timothy Keith Adkins, 55, of Lapel, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2022 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born in Anderson, IN on December 27, 1966 to Edgar and Linda (Smalley) Adkins.
Tim is a graduate of Anderson High School where he played baseball. Tim will be lovingly remembered as someone who “thought he was funny!” and marched to the beat of his own drum. He wrestled with many demons, but actually had a soft heart and would do anything to help someone in need. He enjoyed camping with his friends at Hidden Lake and playing the drums.
Tim is survived by his wife, Desiree (Lyons); two daughters, Haley Doty and Kendra Penn; a son, Matthew (Lexi) Penn, a step-sister, Elizabeth (Gary Whitson) Freestone; grandchildren, Corey, Bella, and Mason; and two nieces, Rosemary and Stephanie; and one nephew, Caleb. He will also be missed by some very special people in his life, Jonnie Davidson, Scott Hedgecraft, Trina Gaither, Todd Fisher and Brian McVey as well as other loving nieces and nephews.
Tim is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ann Adkins; and his brother, Chris Adkins.
A celebration of Tim’s life will be held at a later date.
Charles Laurence “Larry” Martin, 50, of Carmel passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at IU Health North Hospital. He was born on March 16, 1972 in Indianapolis to Charles and Erna (Blenkle) Martin.
Charles is a 1990 graduate of Carmel High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University and earned his Ph.D. from Garrington University. He was a entrepreneur who owned several businesses.
Charles had a great sense of humor, was quick-witted, very caring about others and was a forever friend to many.
Charles enjoyed golfing at local golf courses, dining at Korean restaurants, and fishing. He was a talented sketch artist and loved to snowmobile in the winter months. He enjoyed Asian culture, dining adventures, traveling, cooking and loved spending time with his friends and family.
Charles is survived by his parents; three sisters, Marlene (Gregory) Miller of Carmel, Charlene Gaard of Sheridan, and Laurene (Mike) Johnson of Westfield; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his dog Lemon Drop.
He is preceded in death by his nephew, Charles Derrick Gaard; and his dog, Butterscotch.
Visitation will be held from 10:00am – 11:30am on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church (8140 Union Chapel Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46240). Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:30am with Pastor Tom Coffman officiating.
Charles will be interred at Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan, IN at 1:30pm on Saturday.
Gregory John Bland, 74, of Indianapolis, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. He was born in Indianapolis on September 30, 1947 to Raymond and Bernice (Carmichael) Bland.
Greg graduated from Northwest High School (1965) in Indianapolis where he played basketball and football. While in high school, he worked as a caddy at the Country Club of Indianapolis where he caddied for a few famous people. He also worked at Owen J. Bush Stadium where he proudly operated the popcorn machine!
After graduation, Greg served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Vietnam. When he returned home, he enrolled in engineering classes at Purdue University. Greg worked as a supply clerk for Bryant Heating & Cooling and was instrumental in organizing their office files – it was one of his favorite jobs. He later worked for Indiana University — he started there as a delivery driver and retired more than 20 years later as a groundskeeper and maintenance technician at the Lilly Homes.
Greg enjoyed fishing at the family lake and working in his yard. He was a very talented handyman who could fix almost anything … you could call and ask him for an obscure tool and he’d have it! Greg loved to help people and will be fondly remembered for his generous, loving spirit.
Greg is survived by his son, Nate (Dawn) Bland; his brother, Glen (Susie) Bland; his nephew, Gary Bland (daughter, Josey Frazier); his niece, Carrie Jones (children, Aiden Jones and Cash Jones); his nephew, Matt Bland; and his grandchildren, Zack Bland and Sam Bland.
Greg is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gary Bland; and one sister, Genice Johnes.
Gloria Jean Woodson, 52, a lifelong resident of Muncie, passed away at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on July 8, 2022 following an extended illness. She was born in Muncie on December 27, 1969 to Samuel and Alice (Gilbert) Woodson.
Gloria attended Muncie Southside High School and spent most of her life as a homemaker. There was nothing in the world more important to Gloria than her family. She loved hosting family cookouts, holiday gatherings and any other event that would bring her family together. She will be lovingly remembered for the special cakes she made for family members on their birthday.
Gloria is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Woodson of Muncie; one sister, Linda Fields of Muncie; three brothers, Danny (Judy) Woodson, Eddie (Rachel) Woodson, and Tommy Woodson all of Muncie; three grandchildren, Jenna Woodson, McKenna Woodson and Aryah Woodson all of Muncie; and several loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. Her lifelong friends, Angie Mauller of Selma, Christel Crawford of Knoxville, TN, and Sandra Waid of Shoals will also miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Leonard Woodson and David Woodson.
Gloria will be laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie, IN during a private family service.
Beverly R. (Griffith) Frist of Marion went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 4th, 2022. She was born on June 25, 1938 and was a lifelong resident of Marion.
Beverly graduated from Marion High School (class of 1956) and Grant County School of Nursing, as well as taking some classes at Indiana Wesleyan and Ball State. She had been a nurse at Marion General Hospital, Kokomo Rehabilitation Center, and worked as a home healthcare nurse before retiring. Beverly was a member of College Wesleyan Church, and attended Bible studies at several local churches throughout the years.
Beverly is survived by her son, Jeffrey Frist of Seattle, WA and daughter, Stephanie Osborne of Dover, NH; a brother Jerry (Michelle) Brown (Marion); grandchildren Samantha Osborne (NH), Danielle Osborne (SC) and Thomas Osborne (NH), and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beverly was predeceased by her sister Barbara (Griffith) Brinker; brother James Brown; and her parents Marianna (Bratton) Griffith Brown, Kenneth Griffith, and Jack Brown.
Ruth (Clarkson) Krieg, 98, of Anderson passed away on June 27, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Chesterfield following an extended illness. She was born on January 20, 1924 in Vernon, Indiana to Lawrence and Irene (Day) Clarkson.
Ruth is a graduate of Anderson High School (1942) and worked as an assembly line worker at Delco Remy in Anderson until retiring in 1981.
Ruth loved her family! She would spend hours playing Canasta with her grandchildren. Her homemade chicken & noodles will be missed almost as much as her famous strawberry jam! She enjoyed taking walks in local parks, birdwatching and gardening.
Ruth is survived by two sons, David (Jackie) Krieg of Anderson and Lonnie Krieg of Tell City; seven grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren; her former daughter-in-law, Lana Krieg of Elwood; and her precious kitty cat, Eva.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, April Krieg and Eric Krieg; and her siblings.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery (6805 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd., Anderson, Indiana 46013).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protection League (13 Dewey St, Anderson, IN 46016).