Howard Emery Furnish, 60, Marion, passed away at 7:43 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, April 8, 1959, to Glen and Janice Furnish. He married Nancy Myers, who survives.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Robert “Robb” E. Bryan, Jr., 70, Gas City, passed away in his home at 6:21 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019. He was born in Decatur on Thursday, June 2, 1949, to Robert and Lula “Dude” (Carroll) Bryan. On April 1, 1972, he married his sweetheart, Linda S. Johnson. They shared 47 years tog…

Michael Dean Burbank was born in Houghton, MI, on Saturday, August 7, 1954, to Reynold and Alice (Ewen) Burbank. Around the age of five, his family moved from Michigan to Indiana, where he attended Mississinewa schools and graduated in 1972. In 1970, he met the love of his life, Barbara Brow…

James Roseberry:  69, of Van Buren, Indiana passed away at AMG Specialty Hospital, Muncie, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren.

Francis Poling, 102 years old, Marion, passed away at 10:08 am on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Marion. He was born in Marion on Tuesday, May 15, 1917, to the late Charles and Lavada (Mansbarger) Poling. He married his loving bride, Vivian Goens, who preceded him in death.

Peggy E. (Burke) Diskey, 82, Marion, passed away at 4:45 am on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion. She was born in Converse on Thursday, May 13, 1937, to the late William and Juanita (Miller) Burke. On September 21, 1974, she married John R. …

Martha Sue Matute, 86, Marion, passed away at 7:10 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion. She was born in Tyronza, Arkansas, on Tuesday, August 22, 1933, to John S. and Velma L. (Gross) Tidwell.

Melissa Lynn Hiday, 40, Marion, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019. She was born in Martin, Kentucky, on Tuesday, August 14, 1979, to Donald and Linda (Smith) Hiday, and they survive.

Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service is endeavoring to locate the children of William Lau, who died on November 29, 2019. If you have any information, please call 765-664-5030.

Ruthann (Pribble) Fickle, 85, formerly of Huntington died December 6, 2019 in Indianapolis.

Debra Sue Keung, 64, of Marion, Indiana climbed that stairway to heaven after a hard and long battle with cancer at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 24, 1955 to Larry and Virginia Hickman.

Hobert Ellis Cupps, 84, LaFontaine, passed away in his home at 10:01 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born in Jeremiah, Kentucky, on Sunday, December 16, 1934, to the late Daniel and Martha (Combs) Cupps. On June 11, 1960, he married his loving bride, Sharon Ison. They shared nearly…

Douglas C. Shearer, 66, Marion, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion. He was born in Marion on Wednesday, January 7, 1953, to the late William and Mildred (Jones) Shearer. He married his loving bride, Sharon Williams, and she survives.

Jeffrey Niles “Jeff” Bonner, 62, of Marion died at his residence, Dec. 8, 2019. Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service; 229 South Rangeline Road; Anderson, Indiana 46012 and Thursday 1 hour prior to the 11 a.m. service at College Wesleyan Ch…

Billie D. Taylor, 86, formerly of Marion, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at University Heights in Indianapolis. She was born in Anderson on January 20, 1933, to Harold and Doris (Wisehart) Mitchell. She married Donald B. Taylor, and he preceded her in death.

Jane A. Korporal, 85, Upland, was surrounded by her husband and children when she passed away to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at University Nursing Center in Upland. She was born in Marion on Thursday, November 22, 1934, to George and Gwendolyn (Kea…

Alberta (Bowman) Metz Sparks was born on November 11, 1929, in Huntington, IN, to Allen and Ruth (Wood) Bowman. The family moved to Marion in 1932 where Dr. Bowman taught at Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University) for 50 years.

Former Marion resident, Ellen Marie Kennedy Baker born Oct. 26, 1938, passed away on Nov. 8, 2019. Her memorial service is Dec. 9, 2019 in Jefferson, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Larry Baker, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, brothers Andrew Kennedy and Paul J. Kennedy and twin sister E…

George F. Ebert, 68, Marion, passed away in his home at 3:57 am on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. He was born in Jonesboro on Thursday, September 27, 1951, to the late Milford and Ruth Ebert. He married Ginger Mansbarger, who survives. George worked at Foster-Forbes, where he was a line worker.

Betty C. “Judy” Lafferty, 69, of Wabash, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.  She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on Jan. 18, 1950 to the late Charles and Mary (Blair) Fairchild.  

Jane A. Korporal:  85, Upland, passed away at 7:50 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at University Nursing Center in Upland. Arrangements are pending with Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

Greg D. Shelley, 50, of Warren, passed away unexpectedly at 4:37 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at his friend’s residence in Warren. He was born on Dec. 8, 1968, in Oklahoma. When living in Oklahoma Greg worked in the land excavating business and enjoyed driving heavy machinery. He liked re…

Larry R. Rees, 84, of Converse, passed away at 4:55 AM on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at Marion General Hospital in Marion. He was born on Nov. 13, 1935, in Grant County, Indiana. Larry attended Van Buren High School. He served his country in the U.S Air Force. He was a mechanic and semi driver, …

Robert “Bob” L. Eccles, 71, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Marion, Indiana. He was born on Nov. 28, 1948, in Gas City, Indiana, to the late Dilver and Norma (Richardson) Eccles. Bob graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1968. He married Helen (Smith) Eccles in December of 1992.…

Mary Joyce Dunn, 74, of Marion, entered Heaven’s gates at 4:10 am on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Marion General Hospital. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on January 31, 1945, to Roy and Geraldine Murphy. On November 29, 1963, she married Jerry L. Dunn, and they had just recently celebrate…

Mamie E. (Dooley) Rickman, 99, of Marion, went to be with the Lord at 11:43 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at her home in Marion surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Huntington on August 14, 1920, to Oliver and Sarah (Sprong) Dooley. She married Sidney J. Rickman in 1943, and he…

Ronald Dewayne Carr, 68, Marion, passed away in his home at 9:23 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born in Marion on Monday, February 26, 1951, to the late Eugene and Lois (Smith) Carr.

James “Jim” Richard Dunn, 86, Gas City, passed away at 9:47 am on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion. He was born in Calamus, Iowa, on Wednesday, May 3, 1933, to the late Russell and Gwendolyn (Kallenbach) Dunn. On April 5, 1953, he married Joy…

Rickie “Rick” Lee Townsel:  61, Converse, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Arrangements are pending with Integrity Funeral Care, 2901 S. Washington St., Marion, IN.