Ernest Clashman

Ernest Edmond Clashman, 77, of Middletown, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Florida.

He was born Nov. 17, 1936, in the territory of Hawaii, Kona District, to Samuel and Hazel Boyd Clashman. A year later, his family returned to the family farm in Jefferson County, near Madison. He was a 1954 graduate of Madison High School. He and his wife settled in Anderson. He worked as a toolmaker with Delco Remy, making and repairing machines. He also raised beef cattle and vegetables on a 5-acre farm. After retirement, he and his wife bought a motorhome, and traveled to 49 states, as well as Mexico and Canada. He belonged to Hoosier Cruisers, Freightliner Club, National Great Lakers and Diesel RV Club, all within the Family Motor Coach Association. He was also a member of the Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge 392 and a past patron of the Middletown Order of the Eastern Star 110. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane Kroh Clashman; one son, Alan Clashman; one daughter, Nancy Butcher; one brother, David Clashman of Madison; one sister, Aileen Meier of Columbia City; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Nicholas Clashman; and one sister, Ruth Carol Clashman.

A celebration of life service will be held at noon Saturday, May 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 310 E. 53rd St., Anderson. His body was donated to the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Friends may call at the church Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. until the service.

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Robert Dobrow

Robert "Bob" Hugh Dobrow, 69, of McKinney, Texas, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

He was born July 18, 1944, in Jersey City, N.J., to Meyer and Sophie Dobrow. He had a long career in the tractor trailer manufacturing industry. He was manager of new product development for Grote Industries Inc. of Madison. He enjoyed sailing on the lake with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean Dobrow; two sons, Jeffery and Aaron; two brothers, David and Richard; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society and The Hope Lodge of New York: 132 32nd St. New York, NY 10001.

Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.sparkman-hillcrest.com.



Juanita Pitts

Juanita H. Pitts, 90, of North Vernon, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Hazard, Ky., to Pryse and Hettie Warner Horn. She was a homemaker and farmer for most of her life. She worked at the White Front Restaurant in North Vernon for four years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Rush Branch United Methodist Church in Jennings County. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, sewing, cooking, baking, crafts, flowers and gardening.

She is survived by one son, Paul David Pitts of North Vernon; two daughters, Rhonda Vincent of San Jacinto and Wanda Carol Bonner of Miamisburg, Ohio; one brother, Shelby Horn of Campbellsburg, Ky.; six sisters, Mavis Johnson, Cleta Daws and Virginia Tipton, all of Dayton, Ohio, Eva Moore of Richmond, Ky., Agnes Caldwell of Michigan and Emma Stauffer of Beaver Creek, Ohio; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Anderson Pitts, whom she married Jan. 8, 1945, and who died July 28, 1970; her parents; one sister, Audrey Smith; and two brothers, Vernon Horn and Douglas Horn.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Rush Branch Methodist Church.

Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.



Curtis Reynolds

Curtis N. "Curt" Reynolds Sr., 54, of Madison, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Sept. 22, 1959, in Unionville, Mo., to Norman Thomas and Janet Kay Bullard Reynolds. He was raised in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. He served in the Navy from July 10, 1978, to March 30, 1992. He was united in marriage to Kimberly Swallows. He worked early in life as a newspaper vendor and as a mechanic at a Saturn Dealership in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was united in marriage on April 28, 2000, to Alfrieda Kay Hamilton. He worked as a truck driver for the past 18 years, driving for Star Transport in Morton, Ill., for four years, Barr Nunn Transportation in Granger, Iowa, for 10 years and with M & M Trucking in Madison for four years. He enjoyed watching and holding season tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins, riding bicycles and motorcycles, building 4-wheel drive trucks and refurbishing lawn mowers. He also enjoyed all kinds of music and his dog.

He is survived by his wife, Alfrieda Kay Hamilton Reynolds; two daughters, Deidre Reynolds of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Becky Ashby Stinsman of Aurora, Colo.; three sons, Curtis "Scoot" Reynolds Jr. of Madison, Jason Rozycki of Murraysville, Pa., and Robbie Ashby of Madison; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Reynolds, who died Jan. 23, 2011; his father; his mother, Janet Kay Bullard Reynolds Walker; and his stepfather, Vic Walker.

The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be private in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service. A final salute and military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.