Remembering Our Home
Brothers and Sisters
Officers of the Home
One of the many changes
on this site will be how
we post Memorials of
our Home Brothers and
Soon I will be posting
photo slideshows by year
of our Homies who
They may have left us,
but we will never
forget them in spirit.....
Carol J. (Webb) York, Class of 1964
December 11, 1945 - May 13, 2012
Westport, IN – Carol J. York, 66, of 201 East Mulberry, Westport, IN, died
at 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Hospice In-Patient Center in
Born December 11, 1945 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles Roy
and Norma Jean (Brock) Webb. She married John W. York on August 1, 1964
and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2005. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie York of Orleans, Billy York and wife,
Tammy of Bedford and Jeff York of Westport, IN; seven grandchildren, Jordan
(Chelsea) Beyers, Angela Beyers, Waylon Hedge, Daniel York, Jimmy York,
Jeremy York and Chlois York; several great grandchildren; three sisters,
Mary Rigby and Donna Colson both of Greensburg, Anna Jo Peters of
Westport and one brother, Jay Webb of Greensburg. She was preceded in
death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Billy and Le Roy Webb;
two sisters, Linda Webb and Brenda York; one granddaughter, Heather
Graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16th at the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
I am not Gone
~by Injete Chesoni
I am not gone
I remain here beside you
Just in a different form.
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on...
In those moments when you feel alone
Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong...
Every time a tear
Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from God's glorious skies...
The Memorial Video was played during Homecoming 2012 to honor those who passed from September 17, 2011 to September 14, 2012. They will always be in our Hearts....
If you know of a former student or employee who
has passed, send the information to Susie at:
ISSCH Alumni Association Memorials
Remembering our loved ones....
When you see this symbol,
it's recognizing our Alumni
Members who have passed....
Robert "Bob" W. Campbell, Class of 1957
I received a note from a friend of Bob's after he passed away July 6th, 2012. He attended the June 9th cookout at the Home Museum and as you can see from the photos, he had a great time. This brought a day of smiles, happiness and reminiscing. What no one knew was, it was his "goodbye" to a place he loved.
The note is from Deb Kraus, Bob's friend...
I wanted to send a "thank you" on behalf of Robert (Bob) Wayne Campbell who lived in Knightstown from 1945 to 1951. He was a friend of mine and he spoke often of the good memories of that time in his life. He was able to attend the June 9th cookout...it had been many years since he'd been there and he had a wonderful time. He was able to look around the Museum, talk to other Alumni, and re-live a time that meant so much to him in his childhood.
Bob passed away last week. I miss him terribly. He shared
pictures of a special day in June at the picnic. I wanted to
pass along pictures of a special man who smiled often, but had
even a bigger smile that day. :) He had no family at the time of
his death...but left a beautiful legacy in the way he lived his life.
Thank you all, for all you do. You helped a 74 year old man
remember the good times. If you ever question if what you
do matters....please remember that.
Robert W. Campbell
June 15, 1938 - July 6, 2012
Cecil E. Copeland, Class of 1981
Cecil E. Copeland, 50 of Scottsburg, Indiana died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville,
Kentucky. He was a former employee of Animal Control Agency in Scottsburg, Indiana, a Chief Deputy under John Lizenby. He was also a musician.
Cecil was born July 31, 1961 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the
son of the late Charles Allen and Patsy W. (Shuck) Copeland.
Survivors include two daughters, Nikki Short (Ben) and Jodi
Jenkins, both of Underwood, Indiana. (They are pictured with
their Dad above). A companion, Lisa Noble of Scottsburg,
Indiana also survives; three stepdaughters, Brianne Lott
(Isaac) of Scottsburg, Indiana, Kacy Noble of Delray Beach,
Florida and Alex Noble of Scottsburg, Indiana; three brothers,
Charles Allen Copeland, Jr. of Chelsea, Indiana, James
Copeland of Jeffersonville, Indiana and George Copeland of
Madison, Indiana; a sister, Dixie Riley of New Washington,
Indiana and four grandchildren, Memphis and Cash Jenkins
of Underwood, Indiana and Branden and Ryder Lott of
Scottsburg, Indiana. Cecil was preceded in death by a
brother, Christopher Paul Copeland.
Cremation was chosen with a Memorial Service to be held Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Lake Iola Shelter House in
Scottsburg, Indiana. Online condolences; www.collinsfuneralhome.net
Complete "Memorial Listing" compiled since 2000 by Susie Jackson-Yagher. This listing will include alumnus, former teachers, former employees and officers of the Home. It will list the Class, Name, DOD and Cause (if known). This listing IS BEING UPDATED and should be posted soon.
The saddest part of growing old is losing your friends.....
Coping with the loss
of a loved one...
They say Grief is the loneliest place on earth. It's personal for each one of us. Through observing family and friends, it is obvious that each one of us deals with grief in our own way. Some people bottle up their feelings and take on an "out of sight, out of mind" approach. Others choose to tackle their grief upfront and talk about all of the memories, watch home movies, and sort through old pictures and scrapbooks. There really is no right way of dealing with grief, but one thing for certain, grief has to be dealt with in time. The grieving process usually consists of the following stages:
Denial & Shock: At first, it may be difficult for you to accept your own dying or the death of a loved one. As a result you will deny the reality of death. This denial will gradually diminish as you begin to express and share your feelings about death and dying with family and friends.
Anger: During this stage the most common question asked is "why me?" You are angry at what you perceive to be the unfairness of death and you may project and displace your anger at others.
Bargaining: Many people try to bargain with some sort of deity. They will try to bargain and offer to give up an enjoyable part of their life in exchange for the return of health or the lost person.
Guilt: You may find yourself feeling guilty for things you did or didn't do prior to the loss. Forgive yourself...
Depression: You may at first experience a sense of great loss. Mood fluctuations and feelings of isolation and withdrawal may follow.
Loneliness: As you go through changes in your social life because of the loss, you may feel lonely and afraid. The more you are able to reach out to others and make new friends, the more this feeling lessens.
Acceptance: Acceptance does not mean happiness. Instead you accept and deal with the reality of the situation.
Hope: Eventually you will reach a point where remembering will be less painful and you can begin to look ahead to the future and more good times.
Coping and helping: As a friend, you can be supportive, encouraging and reassuring. Let your friend talk it out. Be a good listener. Talk openly and honest. Avoid using the phrase, "I know just how you feel." You DON'T know how they are feeling. For yourself, maintain hope. If your religious convictions are important to you, talk to a clergy. Join a support group---and above all, take care of you. Be patient, it takes time to rebound....
Photo by Amy (Stevens) Lippman~90
Photo by Amy (Stevens) Lippman~90
My Best Friend
I sit around and wonder,
and watch the days go by.
I look at all the pictures,
and ask, why did you have to die?
You've always been there for me,
because you were my best friend,
and I was always there for you
until the very end.
But now it's time to let you go,
your spirit now is free.
Even though you won't really be gone,
because you'll live inside of me.
So when we have to leave you
at your resting place,
I will always remember
your smiling, beautiful face.
This is hardly a goodbye,
so I won't weep anymore,
because now you're in a better place
than you ever were before.
Even though that I will miss you,
and I'll think about you everyday,
You'll always be my best friend,
and that's all I have to say.....
Emma Louise (Sizemore) Yamasaki, Class of 1964
Emma Louise (Sizemore) Yamasaki 66, Indianapolis, passed away
April 30, 2012. She was born on March 24, 1946 in Scottsburg, IN
to the late Ira James and Anna Mae (Finley) Sizemore.
Emma is survived by her siblings, Brenda Smith, James R. Saner,
S. Michael Saner, Larry Sizemore, and Annetta Krebs. She was
preceded in death by a sister, Norma J. Robinson.
Calling: Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 to 1:30pm in Wilson St. Pierre
Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street.
Services: Saturday, May 12 at 1:30pm in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions: Community Nursing & Rehabilitation, 5600 E. 16th
Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218, or Advocate Hospice, 2605 E. Main Street,
Danville, IN 46122. You are invited to read Emma's complete obituary at:
http://www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guestbook, share
a personal message for the family.
Barbara Jean (Miller) Stout, Class of 1953
(December 18, 1933 - May 4, 2012)
ANDERSON-Barbara Jean Stout, 78, of Anderson, went to dwell in the House of the Lord, on May 4, 2012 after an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Anderson, the daughter of Fred and Ada (Harding) Miller. Jean was a life long Madison County resident, and had been a bookkeeper for Wasson's.
Though fragile in stature, Jean was a lady of great strength and character. She battled and conquered health problems all her life, but this was one mountain that was just too high. She was a devoted Mom and wife who loved teaching children in Sunday School. Though her presence is irreplaceable, her memory will be forever cherished.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hubert "Junior" Stout; children, David (wife, Pegg) Stout and Diana Skelton and her fiance' Don Brown; grandchildren, Chris (wife, Kathy) Stout, Lindsay (husband, Marshall) Faulk, Eric (wife, Jennifer) Davidson, Malena (husband, Jason) Roberts and Brittany Skelton; great-grandchildren, Jakob and Caleb Stout, Presley, Farrah and Brooklyn Faulk, Kiah and Conleigh Davidson, Adriana Skelton and another soon-to-be-born great-grandchild; brother, Jim (wife, Pat) Miller; sisters, Kathy (husband, Lon) Vandergrift and Charlotte Burton. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Joe and Freddie; and a sister, Sandy.
Services will be conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday at the Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd Street, Anderson, IN with Pastor William Ledbetter officiating. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. You may leave condolences at: http://www.brownbutzdiedring.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1473176&fh_id=12911
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Angela (Wehr) Rush, Class of 1979
June 12, 1961 - October 7, 2012
Gas City, Indiana-After a 15-year battle with Huntington's Disease, Angela Wehr-Rush, 51, died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Twin City Healthcare Facility. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 12, 1961 to the late Robert and Natalie (Dostin) Wehr. Angela was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, David M. Rush, Gas City; daughter, Jamie Sorun, Rapid City, SD; sons, Dimitri' Darroca, Bloomington, Thornton Wehr, Rossville; daughters,
Natalie Rush, Rossville, Rachel Rush, Gas City; grandson, Tiberius Wehr; sister, Roberta Wehr, Boca Raton, FL; aunt, Linda Dennis, TX; nephews, Robert Wehr, Afghanistan, Daniel Wehr, Afghanistan; father and mother-in-law, Jesse and Carol Rush, Gas City; sister-in-law, Cyndy (Eric) Turner, Cicero and Pam (Mike) Vetor, Gas. City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Natalie Wehr; and sister, Alice McHugh. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 with the Funeral Services following at 1pm. Both will be at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 East Main Street, Gas City, Indiana. Reverend Richard Weisenberger Officiating. Burial will be in Grand Memorial Park, Marion, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the children's education. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com
Margaret "Joan" Anderson-Cavanaugh
Morton Class of 1973
September 4, 1954 - October 16, 2012
Margaret "Joan" Cavanaugh, age 58, a Bryant resident passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Persimmon Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Portland, Indiana.
Joan worked at Pier Mac Plastics in Portland and Bearcreek Crossing in Bryant for several years. She and her husband were foster parents for 33 children over 18 years at their Bryant home.
She was born September 4, 1954 in Portland, Indiana the daughter of William and Grace (Ervin) Anderson. She was married August 18, 1975 to Francis "Butch" Cavanaugh who survives. Survivors include; Husband-Francis "Butch" Cavanaugh, Bryant, Indiana. One daughter: Ashley Cavanaugh, at home. Four brothers: Bob Anderson (wife-Gwen), Redkey, Indiana; Willie Anderson (wife-Paula), Middletown, Indiana; David Anderson (wife-Gudren), Germany; John Anderson (wife-Lisa), Dunkirk, Indiana. Three sisters-Wanda Southworth, Bryant, Indiana; Alice Huey, Bryant, Indiana; Norma Fields, Marion, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 - 7 pm on Saturday. Funeral services will follow at 7pm Saturday in the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland, Indiana. Pastor Herb Hummel will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Bluff Point Cemetery at a later date. Memorial may be directed to the family.
Jerry D. Richardson
Morton Class of 1962
February 7, 1943 - October 22, 2012
Jerry D. Richardson of Bunker Hill, Indiana passed away on October 22, 2012. He was born in Peru, Indiana on February 7, 1943 to Edward and Effie Richardson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rhoda Fisher.
He is survived by his wife Nancy A. Richardson. They have six children, Joshua B. Richardson, Ashley L. Richardson Blevins, Robert B. Dexter, Tammy S. Gardner, Mark E. Dexter and Sharon L. DeSize. He has 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, October 27th with a Memorial Service following at Allen Funeral Home, 136 South Elm St., Bunker Hill, Indiana 46914.
Harold Richard "Beads" Miller
Morton Class of 1942
February 14, 1923 - October 23, 2012
Harold "Beads" Miller passed away on October 23, 2012 after receiving a lung operation on October 5th. He passed away at 7:15 pm on October 23 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Harold arrived to the Home in 1935 with his 2 brothers; Ray George and Donald Keith and 2 sisters; Doris Elaine and Phyllis Jean. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved sports, travel and his favorite eating spots; Grays, John's Hot Stew and John's Fish Market. This was the first year in 22 years that he had to miss his Homecoming at ISSCH. He is survived by sons Dean and Larry. There was no funeral service and the family will have a Memorial Service at a later date.
This obituary will be updated at a later time.
Photo: Lifelong best friends Jim Ditton and Jerry (rt).