Obituaries - May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013 5:00 AM
Susie "Sue" Smith Reagan, 81, of Vevay, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was born May 6, 1931, in Vigo County, to Eugene and Edith Mae Copeland Smith. She was raised by her grandmother, Loretta Copeland, after her mother passed away soon after her birth. She was a 1949 graduate of Blackhawk High School near Terre Haute. She worked as a machine operator at the Indianapolis Works of Western Electric, retiring after 30 years of service in 1983. She was a member of the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary and the Pioneer Club in Indianapolis. She was a Sunday school teacher and pianist at the Shady Grove United Brethren Church in Blackhawk. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Paul D. "Doug" Reagan Jr. of Vevay; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul D. Reagan Sr., whom she married June 11, 1955, and who died Dec. 26, 1992; her parents; one sister Flossie Miller; and two brothers, Kenny Smith and Bill Smith.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a special service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy make take the form of donations to the charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
William K. Uhlman, 84, of Cross Plains, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Cross Plains, to John and Coral Acre Uhlman. He was a 1946 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1957 with the 503rd MP Battalion assigned to General Patton's Third Army. He and his father owned and operated Uhlman's Garage and Service Station, Uhlman's Feed and Grain and Uhlman's Mower Sales, all in Cross Plains. He and his wife owned The Antique Barn in Cross Plains, traveling across the country buying and selling antiques. He was the former manager of the Ranch Supermarket in Madison and later worked at the Harvest Supermarket in Greensburg. He had also been employed with the Jay C Food Stores and helped start the Foods Plus in Madison. He was also an 18-year employee of Walmart in Madison. He was a member of the Versailles American Legion.
He is survived by one daughter, Lynn Ann Uhlman of Cross Plains; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Large Uhlman, whom he married April 5, 1953, and who died April 30, 2010; and his parents.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cross Plains United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Cross Plains United Methodist Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Versailles American Legion.
Friends may call at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cross Plains United Methodist Cemetery, Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.skfuneralhome.com.
Barbara Merry Hagemier Waltz, 74, of Columbus, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her residence.
She was born March 13, 1939, in Mitchell, to Orland R. and Josephine D. Hicks Merry. She was a 1957 graduate of Huron High School. She worked as a butcher at Fritchie's Country Market. She would later become a founding partner in D&D Pallet Corporation. She worked in auto sales, dog grooming, and landscaping. She enjoyed traveling, attending her children's many sports and tournament games. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Columbus. She was a volunteer at Columbus Regional Hospital for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Waltz, whom she married July 26, 1989; three children, Terry Hagemier of Hope, Kris Rose of Columbus and Tami Hagemier of Madison; three step children, Paul Waltz Jr., Patty Smith, and Steve Waltz; seven siblings, Eugene Merry of Mitchell, Frances Merry of Orleans, Donald Merry of Bedford, Shirley Smith Tujunga of California, Doris Flath of Bloomfield, Darlene Sullivan of Mitchell and Kathy Wineinger of French Lick; two grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Norman; and one sister, Imogene.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jewellrittman.com.