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Citizen-Statesman 2/12/13

Helen Marie Anderson


Helen Marie Anderson, 73, of Tipton, IN passed away on Feb. 4 at her home. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at the Porter Funeral Home in Tipton with Indiana State Police Chaplain George Watkins officiating. Interment followed in the Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery.

Helen Marie Anderson was born July 17, 1939 in Kentland, IN. On Feb. 10, 1967, she married Leroy Anderson, and they shared 45 years of marriage together. She attended the Church of Christ in Tipton and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 685 and the Women of the Moose in Tipton. She had been employed at Textron in Elwood for 15 years and retired from Chrysler in Kokomo in 2003. Helen enjoyed reading, traveling, spending time with her family and friends especially the trips to the city park with the grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Hubert Dowling; brothers Bob and Sonny Dowling; and sister Betty Ramsey.

Surviving relatives include her mother Lola (Fleetwood) Dowling of Elwood; husband Leroy Anderson of Tipton; sons Jeff Hosier of Chicago and Darren Anderson of Tipton; granddaughters Sofie and Isabella Anderson of Tipton; and a brother Raymond Dowling of Elwood.

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Ruth Elizabeth Endicott

Ruth Elizabeth Endicott, 74, of the Oak Grove Community of Clay County passed away Jan. 27 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Parsons officiating. Interment followed in the Spear Family Cemetery in Moss.

Ruth Elizabeth Endicott was born June 14, 1938 in Celina. She worked in St. John’s Hospital for 30 years in Anderson, IN and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bedford and Beulah (Dunning) Spear; sister Cricket Spear; and uncle Winton Spear.

Surviving relatives include her husband Max Endicott of Moss; children Stephen Herron and wife Brenda of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeff Herron and wife Marcy of Crossville, Linda Neathery and husband Dan of Anderson, IN; step children David Endicott of Westfield, IN, Diane Endicott of Louisville, KY; sisters Georgia Dickerson of Moss, Katherine Craighead of Oak Grove Community, Margarette Hestand of Elwood, IN, Sherlin Endicott of Atlanta, IN, Linda Brewer of Lafayette; brothers Ralph Spear of Clementsville Community, David Spear of Glenwood, IN; grandchildren Stacey, Joshua and Skye; great grandchildren Alexis and Mason; step-grandchildren Aaron, Tanner, Morgan, Evan and Jordan.

Reid Webb

Reid Webb, 79, of Celina passed away Jan. 30 at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County.

Reid Webb was born Oct. 1, 1933 in Clay County. He was a foreman at Osh Kosh B’Gosh.

He was preceded in death by his parents Eddie Domer and Eura Carmen (Key) Webb, and his wife Margaret Lillian Collins Webb.

Surviving relatives include his daughter Rene Davis and husband Randy of Celina; sister Sue Keisling of Celina; sister-in-law Helen West of Nashville; grandchildren Matt Davis and wife Teia, Cody Davis and wife Jessica of Celina; great-grandchildren Avrie, Ryder, Eli and Taylie.

Pallbearers were Michael Keisling, Zach Keisling, Chase Emerton, Daniel Stewart, Brian Houston and William Collins.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Celina United Methodist Church or the Clay County Museum.

Brad Copass

Brad Copass, 22, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Feb. 3 at the Macon County General Hospital ER in Lafayette. Graveside services were held with Jimmy Cook officiating with interment following at the Whitley Cemetery in Red Boiling Springs.

Brad Copass was born June 12, 1990 in Wilson County. He was a member of the Red Boiling Springs High School Class of 2009. He played football for the Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldogs. When he was in his teens, he joined the Red Boiling Springs First Baptist Church. He worked in lawn maintenance.

Surviving relatives include his parents Jerry Copass of Tompkinsville, KY and his mother Phyllis Lee Pentecost Copass and her companion Ray Dixon of Red Boiling Springs; brother James Harris of Allens; Brad’s special friend Codie Curtain of Lafayette; and two special nieces.

Pallbearers were his family and friends.

Card of Thanks

The family of Evelyn P. Boles would like to express their heart-felt appreciation for all the kind thought, food, phone calls and donations in this time of our loss.

Carol and Larry Lacy

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