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Obituaries - September 16, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013 11:00 AM
Leo Hatchell, 79, of Madison, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Hanover Nursing Center.
He was born May 3, 1934, in Indianapolis, to Clarence and Pauline Watkins Hatchell. He retired after 45 years with Grote Industries. He was a member of the Milton Christian Church. He enjoyed jazz, big band music and riverboats.
He is survived by one sister, Brenda Sue Sanders of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Lester Hatchell of Hanover and Leland Hatchell of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hatchell; and his parents.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Milton Christian Church in Milton, Ky.
Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
Steven Wayne Robbins, 61, of Carrollton, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Baptist Health LaGrange in LaGrange, Ky.
He was born Nov. 15, 1951, in Madison, to Edward Lee and Lena Carry Robbins Robbins. He was an Army veteran. He was a laborer. He was a member of Carrollton Post 41 of the American Legion.
He is survived by one son, Chris Robbins of Carrollton, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Melissa Rose and Teresa Carter, both of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Stephanie L. Wise of Carrollton, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Linda Davis.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Carrollton Post 41 of the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Steven Wayne Robbins Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky., which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence E. "Larry" Wright, 89, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Indianapolis.
He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Fountain City, to Earl and Ruth Wright. He was a 1941 graduate of Fountain City High School. He enlisted in the Army in July 1942. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served during World War II. He returned to Indiana in 1946 for his senior year at Purdue University, graduating in 1947. He taught vocational agriculture in Cowan, while living in Oakville. After teaching for two years, he moved to Washington, where he became a fieldman for Indian Farm Bureau Inc. He stayed in the Inactive Reserves following his service during WWII and was recalled to active duty for the Korean War in April 1951. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He moved to Indianapolis in 1953, and traveled the state as a county office coordinator. He transferred to the Indiana Farm Bureau Companies in 1969 to become the director of membership services, retiring Jan. 1, 1989. He joined Union Chapel Methodist Church in 1957, serving in many capacities in the church.
He is survived by three sons, M. David Wright, Greg Wright and Tim Wright; three sisters, Jane Polley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Martha Renschler of Madison and Donna Fae Wise of El Cajon, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter and two stepgreat-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lois Umstead Wright, who died July 14, 2008; one son, Jon Wright, who died in 1980; his parents; one sister, Mazella Knight; and one brother, Verl Wright.
The funeral was held Saturday at Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Burial was in Washington Park North Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 2720 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Leppert Mortuary Nora Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre was in charge of local arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.leppertmortuary.com
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