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  • Updated obituary for Bertha “Betty” VanDerbilt

    August 27, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Bertha Elizabeth “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96, of Nashville passed away August 23, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Vern Corwin VanDerbilt, Sr. and Elizabeth Lyne (Connette) VanDerbilt born May 16, 1916 in Indianapolis.

    Betty attended Orchard, Tudor Hall, and Ladywood Schools prior to graduating from Shortridge High School. She attended Depauw University & was a graduate of Butler and Syracuse Universities. She studied concert, opera, and radio music.

    Betty was a musician & vocalist and performed at Carnegie Hall. She previously had a radio show in Indianapolis. She also served as a soloist for several churches.

    A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 12 at 11:00 A. M. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 So. Jefferson Street, Nashville. Rev. Fred Haywood will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

    Survivors include her brother, Vern C. VanDerbilt, Jr. PhD., Hagerstown, IN.; her nephews, Vern C. VanDerbilt III, PhD. (Lynne); Burton L. VanDerbilt, M.D. (Carletta); and Jeffry N. VanDerbilt, PhD. (Kit).

    She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters in infancy, Lazette May and Constance Louise VanDerbilt.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518, Nashville, IN. 47448.

    On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.

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  • Bertha E. “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96 passed away August 23

    August 24, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Bertha Elizabeth “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96, of Nashville passed away August 23, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Vern Corwin VanDerbilt, Sr. and Elizabeth Lyne (Connette) VanDerbilt born May 16, 1916 in Indianapolis.

    Betty attended Orchard, Tudor Hall, and Ladywood Schools prior to graduating from Shortridge High School. She attended Depauw University and was a graduate of Butler and Syracuse Universities. She studied concert, opera, and radio music.

    Betty was a musician and vocalist who performed at Carnegie Hall. She previously had a radio show in Indianapolis. She also served as a soloist for several churches.

    A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 5 at 11:00 A. M. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 So. Jefferson Street, Nashville. Rev. Fred Haywood will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

    Survivors include her brother, Vern C. VanDerbilt, Jr. PhD., Hagerstown, IN.; her nephews, Vern C. VanDerbilt III, PhD. (Lynne), Burton L. VanDerbilt, M.D. (Carletta), and Jeffry N. VanDerbilt, PhD. (Kit).

    She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters in infancy, Lazette May and Constance Louise VanDerbilt.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518, Nashville, IN. 47448. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.

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  • Margaret M. Brown, 92 passed away August 21

    August 21, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Margaret M. (Smyth) Brown, age 92 passed away Tuesday morning, August 21, 2012 at the Morgantown Health Care-Inn in Morgantown. She was a life-long resident of Morgantown.

    Margaret was born October 7, 1919 in Morgantown to the late Frank H. & Christina (Loutt) Smyth. She married Ralph L. Brown on November 6, 1937 in Morgan County. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1958. Margaret was a 1937 graduate of the Morgantown High School.

    She was a loving mother & homemaker and worked as a cook at many local restaurants in Morgantown including: Green Hill Drive Inn and the Silver Stallion. Margaret also worked as a cook for the Indiana University men’s fraternity Delta Tau Delta in Bloomington during the 1970’s.

    She was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church and enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing bingo and watching soap operas. Margaret loved cooking for and spending time with her family.

    Margaret is survived by her daughter: Janet K. (husband, Gary) Wilkerson of Brown County; five grandchildren: Stephanie Warthan of Bloomington, Mike Brown of Edinburgh, Scott (wife, Michelle) Brown of Columbus, Debbie (husband, Mark) Sipes of Elizabethtown & Faith Brown of Georgia. She will be remembered by her seven great grandchildren: Casey & Hunter Warthan, David & Jeff Sipes, Brandon, McKenzie & Samantha Brown; two great-great grandchildren: Emily Sipes & Devin Brown.

    Margaret was preceded in death by a son: Stephen Brown; one sister: Catherine Brown and one infant brother: Robert Smyth.

    Family friend, Delbert Dunning will conduct a graveside service 11:00 am Thursday at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

    Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • Danny C. Campbell, 65 passed away August 18

    August 20, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Danny C. Campbell, age 65 passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, August 18, 2012 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was a long-time resident of Nashville and enjoyed wintering in Inverness, Florida.

    Danny was born December 4, 1946 in Indianapolis to the late Curtis Wes and Valentina I.(Petro) Campbell. He proudly served with the United States Army as a Private First Class with the HHC 2d Brigade 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.

    Danny retired in 1999 as a Machinist with Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after 30 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Columbus and a former member of the Moose Lodge #398 in Columbus. Danny was also a member of the Diesel Workers Union in Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, boating and camping. Danny also enjoyed mushroom hunting, going out to eat and watching Fox News and the television show, Falling Skies.

    He is survived by his siblings: Mary F. (Ronny) Wagers of Nashville, Tammy E. (Roger) Cravens of North Vernon & Steven M. Campbell of Nashville. He will be remembered by his longtime companion, Marion Andreone of Inverness, FL and best friend, Larry Clemens of Nashville. Danny is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Gerard Cravens of Hernando, FL, Kelli Cravens of North Vernon, Ronnie K., Jessica & Heather Wagers all of Brown County & Charlotte Wagers of Indianapolis; four great nephews: Tyler Bailey of Edinburgh, Corbin & Elijah Wagers, and Phoenix Smith all of Brown County; and two great nieces: Megan & Katlin Wagers of Brown County.

    Danny was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy K. Campbell; one niece, Christine Turner and a great nephew, Dakota Wagers-Smith.

    A graveside service will be held at 11 am Wednesday at the Goshen Cemetery on Gatesville Road in Nashville with Graveside Military Rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.

    Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Danny to the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746 Nashville, IN 47448.

    Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Campbell family at www.meredith-clark.com.

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  • Memorial Mass set for Sr. Mildred Wannemuehler

    August 17, 2012 • News, ObituariesComments Off

    A Memorial Mass will be held for Sister Mildred Wannemuehler on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, followed by a time of sharing memories of Sister. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Sister Mildred passed away August 1, 2012 at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove. She was the parish life coordinator at St. Agnes until her retirement in 2005.

    Sister Mildred Wannemuehler’s obituary

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