Obituaries - September 25, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:00 AM
Raymond F. Backus, 84, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
He was born April 18, 1929, in Indianapolis, to Ben and Carrie Backus. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1994 after 30 years of service with the Marion County Health Department. He was a member of Speedway Post 500 of the American Legion Post, a 50-year member of Greensburg Masonic Lodge 36, a past master at Clarksburg Lodge, and member of the Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Backus; two daughters, Rayann Coffman and Tresa Backus; one stepson, Matthew King; one stepdaughter, Tammy Richardson; one sister, Loretta Stevens; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Leora Backus; his parents; and five brothers, Walter Elvin Backus, Bennie Backus, Harold Backus, Clarence Backus and Dennis Backus.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bell Mortuary & Crematory's Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences can be sent at www.bellmortuary.com.
Garry Lee Ennis, 67, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.
He was born July 1, 1946, in Madison, to Wallace and Jane Ennis. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired auto body manager with Ennis Paint and Body Shop in Carrollton, Ky. He was a member of the Whites Run Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Poe Ennis, whom he married in 1973; one sister, Deborah Lewellyn of Carrollton, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Carrollton Post 41 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Whites Run Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Druzilla Lloyd "Ziddy" Poindexter Matthews, 94, of Hanover, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born Jan. 14, 1919, in Shoals, to Lloyd and Opal Kessler Poindexter. She lived in Shoals for a year before the family moved back to Madison. She was a 1937 graduate of Madison High School. She served as manager of the Meridian Hills Country Club and the Indianapolis Country Club. She served as manager of the Madison Country Club. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Tri Kappa inactive chapter and the Madison Elks 524. She liked to socialize and shop for antiques.
She is survived by three granddaughters, Christy Bailey, Tracy Aszkler and Amanda Archey; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Joseph Matthews, whom she married Dec. 27, 1941, and who died Dec. 24, 1973; her companion of 39 years, Carroll Milton DeCamp, who died Sept. 19, 2013; one son, Robert Joseph Matthews, who died June 9, 2012; her parents; two brothers, Bill Poindexter and Charles Poindexter; and two sisters, Mildred L. Hertz and Mary R. Greathouse.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday 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.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Robert Mills, 75, of Dupont, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.
Peggy Ruse, 84, of Rexville, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born Dec. 21, 1928, near Bryantsburg, to Arthur and Lula Adams Housefield. She was a former employee of RCA in Indianapolis and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Bill Steele of Sydney, Australia; six grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ruse, whom she married July 11, 1959, and who died May 11, 1989; her parents; one brother, Merle Housefield; and two sisters, Louise Farrell and Faye Geisler.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cross Plains Church of Christ. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery.
Friends may call at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles today from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cross Plains Church of Christ. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.skfuneralhome.com.