Parneil Minix

Funeral services for Parneil Minix, 85, of Knox, are Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there from noon until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the family.

Connie Robinson

Funeral services for Connie Robinson, 54, of Walkerton, are Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m. EDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Koontz Lake Chapel, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Amanda M. (Dolezal) Caudill

Funeral services for 37-year-old Amanda M. (Dolezal) Caudill, of North Judson, will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at 11 a.m. at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson, with visitation there on Monday, June 17th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Viola (Rudd) Rowe

Funeral services for Viola (Rudd) Rowe, 93, of Sevierville, Tennessee, formerly of North Judson, are Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson, with visitation there Sunday, June 16 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Carl Gene Allen

A celebration of life service for Carl Gene Allen, 74, of Knox, will be held Saturday, June 15 at 5 p.m. at USA Cafe in Knox, with visitation there from 2 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family, in care of Emma Schrum. Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret L. Bonini, Leedio J. Bonini

Margaret L. Bonini (93) and Leedio J. Bonini (97) of Winamac, IN (formerly of Crown Point, IN) passed away twelve hours apart from one another at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac. Margaret died at 6:40 PM Friday, June 7, 2019 and Leedio died at 6:40 AM Saturday, June 8, 2019. The couple was married on May 8, 1948 and recently celebrated 71 years of marriage. They are survived by their loving daughters, Janice (Al) Davis of Winamac and Nancy (Brent) Braithwaite of Melbourne, FL; three grandchildren, Joseph, Heather and Justin; and two great grandchildren, Allyson and Jonas. An infant son, Richard Bonini, preceded them in death.

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Ronald S. Lemon

Ronald S. Lemon, age 80, of Knox passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Private family services will take place at a later date. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Kristin L. “Kris” Miller

Kristin L. “Kris” Miller, age 58, of Knox, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. A celebration of life service is planned for later this summer. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements


William J. “Jim” Duncan

Funeral services for 65-year-old William J. “Jim” Duncan, of Knox, will be Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. CT at the M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox with visitation there two hours prior to the services.

James Thomas Britton

James Thomas Britton, age 72, of Knox, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Jim was born April 15, 1947 in Knox, Indiana to John Britton Sr. and Mary Swafford Britton, both deceased. He had been a long-time attendee at Marshall-Starke Developmental Foundation in Plymouth. Continue reading

Donna M. Hunnicutt

Donna M. Hunnicutt, age 79, of Ora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Donna was born July 26, 1939 in Ora, to John Plante and Ethel Greer Plante, both deceased.

She had worked for many years at the Culver Academies. She is survived by her children, Norman Hunnicutt Jr. (Wendy) of Ora, Andrew Hunnicutt (Trish) of Tyner, Indiana and Roger Hunnicutt (Brieanna) of Bass Lake, Indiana, a sister, Camilla Brettin of Knox, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, her husband, Norman Hunnicutt Sr., brothers, Vernon, Richard and John Plante, and a sister, Betty Brettin.

Graveside Services will take place at the Alexander Heinemann Cemetery in Ora at 9:00am (CT), Saturday, June 15, 2019 with Rev. Don Franklin officiating. M.C. Smith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

William R. “Bill” Roth

A Funeral Mass for William R. “Bill” Roth, 70, of Pulaski, will be held Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m. EDT at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. Visitation is Sunday, June 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with a Scriptural Wake Service there at 2 p.m., followed by a Rosary Service. Memorials may be given to the Roth We Care Fund c/o the Community Foundation of Pulaski County.

Shelia Kay Garling

Shelia Kay Garling, 61, of Winamac, IN passed away at 10:45 AM Sunday, June 2, 2019 at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello, IN. Shelia was born on June 17, 1957 in Logansport, IN to Richard T. and Wanda May Shidler Myers. She was a graduate of Frontier High School in Chalmers, IN. On April 17, 1982, Shelia married Brad L. Garling in Chalmers. He survives.

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Semone R. Minix

Semone R. Minix, age 47, of North Judson, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Semone was born September 4, 1971 in Orange County, California. She had been working as a cashier at the Zip Thru Mart in Knox. On May 8, 2004 she married Gellis “Gill” Minix, he survives. Also surviving are her daughter, Emrald Nichole Brown of North Judson, step daughters, Stephanie Lillie Brooke of Toto and Michelle Rose Hutton of Knox, sisters, Tanya Helser of Warsaw and Ronda Hayter of Arizona, her step father, John Booker (Sandi) of North Judson, and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael Lister and Debra Blue Lister.

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Michael “Lonnie” Butler

Funeral services for 59-year-old Michael “Lonnie” Butler, of Walkerton, will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. CDT at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel with visitation there from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services. Military graveside services will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Judith Ann “Judy” Stigall

Funeral services for 74-year-old Judith Ann “Judy” Stigall, of Winamac, will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 11 a.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Visitation will be held there on Friday, May 31st from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again one hour prior to services on Saturday. Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Theodore L. “Ted” Bombagetti

Theodore L. “Ted” Bombagetti, age 63, of Knox, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019. He was born October 11, 1955 in Chicago. Ted was dedicated to his community. For 40 years, he served his community as a volunteer fire fighter. He was a member of the Bass Lake and Knox-Center Township Fire departments. Starting out at Bass Lake, he was Chief for 6 years.

He was currently the Assistant Fire Chief of the Knox-Center Township Fire department. To him, being a fire fighter was a true calling and an honor. He also served as Starke County’s Emergency Management Director before taking a regional position with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

During his children’s time in the Knox School Corporation, he served as the Band Booster president for 4 years. He was well known for his ability to efficiently pack the trailer with props and instruments. Ted also happily cooked breakfast for post-prom goers. Encouraging those, when leaving, to pick a better pair of shoes than those they arrived in.

Ted will always be remembered for his ability to make all feel welcome. He had an uncanny way to make those around him feel important, loved, and supported. To him, no one was a stranger. His 7 grandchildren were his pride and joy. Ted was most happy and slept the most sound when everyone was home. His family will miss playing 7 Card No Peek, watching movies, and his infectious spirit. And of course, everyone who knew Ted knew that he was a huge Notre Dame fan, especially football….Go Irish!

On September 23, 1978, in Knox, he married Carol Albright, she survives. Also surviving are his mother, MaryAnn Bombagetti of Knox, his daughters, Sarah Nehrbass (Jon) of Seattle, Washington, Katie Jordan (Jesse) of Knox, and Angela Carver (Tim) of Galveston, Indiana, his brothers, Joe Bombagetti (Denise) of Crown Point, Indiana and Ed Bombagetti (Rose) of Cedar Lake, Indiana, and his 6 grandchildren, Amelia and Eleanor Nehrbass, Rylan, Kohl and Jude Jordan, and Madelynn Carver. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Bombagetti and a granddaughter, Jessah Jordan.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4-8pm (CT) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11am (CT) Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox-Center Township Fire Department, 101 W. Washington St., Knox, IN 46534.