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February 20, 2014 - March 11, 2014
Arrangements are incomplete at this time for Mr. Smith.
January 4, 1923 - March 10, 2014
Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.
November 16, 1931 - March 9, 2014
FUNERAL: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Pastor Mike Malinsky officiating.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
BURIAL: Garland Brook Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Peters Foundation.
Harold L. Volland, 82, of Columbus, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. He was born in Columbus November 16, 1931, the son of the late Louis W. and Matilda (Bense) Volland.
He was a graduate of Columbus High School, The Class of 49. Harold served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1952 - '54, and upon returning home he was a rural mail carrier and began farming.
Harold served as an elder and on several committees in his church, St. Peters Lutheran, was on the Bartholomew County REMC Board of Directors for 34 years, presiding as President of the Board from 1992 to 1999, and was a charter member of the Bartholomew County Drainage Board which was created in 1978, and continued serving for 25 years. He also served on the Soil and Water Conservation Board.
In 1961, Harold was the recipient of the Gilman ONeal Conservation Farmer of the Year Award and in 1975 he received the Q.G. Noblitt Award from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Service in Reforestation or Conservation. In 2010, he and his wife, Margaret, received the Outstanding Service to Extension Award.
As a hobby, from 1969 to 1989, he started tractor pulling, which began at county fairs, including the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair, where he helped start the tractor pulling committee. He expanded his love for tractor pulling and became a professional puller, winning many trophies, including the National Tractor Pulling Elite (Indy Super Pull) and the Southern Circuit Championship, to name a few. He traveled in many states and Canada and developed many friendships, most of all with his pulling partner, Dennis Lucas.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Whipker) Volland; children, Brad and Greg Volland, and Kim (Jody) Littrell; and grandchildren, Patrick Volland and Nick and Paige Littrell, all of Columbus. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Whipker) McKinney and Barbara (Ray) Whipker, Karen (Meier) Whipker, and Ellen Pardieck; and brothers-in-law, Harry, Bennie, Elmer and Alan Whipker.
Harold was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen (Volland) Pardieck and Esther (Volland) Welmer; a brother, Franklin, in 1934, and infant twins in 1925. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Lorella (Boeschen) Volland; grandparents, Henry W. and Tilly (Wolf) Volland and William and Emilie (Wilharm) Bense; brothers-in-law, Herschel, Halford, Paul, Perry Don and David Whipker, Jim W. McKinney, and Orville Pardieck; and sisters-in-law, Bea, Pat, Coral Mae, Kris, Opal, Joann and Erna Whipker.
June 4, 1935 - March 9, 2014
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Allman officiating.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
BURIAL: Garland Brook Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Pauline Gibson, 78, of Hege Avenue, died at 3:26 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her home.
She was born in Bell County, Ky., June 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Paris and Annie Fuson Miracle. She married Kenneth Reeves, who passed away in 1987. She then married Lloyd Daniel Gibson on Feb. 14, 2001, and he survives.
Pauline was a member of Mt. Olive General Baptist Church, where she was secretary for many years. She was an avid Christian woman all her life, setting an example for others to follow, and was also a member of Freedom Refuge Ministries. Pauline enjoyed sewing, gardening, and bird watching. She loved her family, and especially enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to her husband, Pauline is also survived by sons, Joey D. Reeves of Louisville, Ky., Lloyd Daniel (Orpha) Gibson Jr., of London, Ky., Ernie Lee (Sharon) Gibson of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Jackie Dean (Kay) Gibson of Columbus; daughters, Sharon A. (Jerry) Reeves Barger of Columbus and Chris Tina (Randy) Reeves of Austin; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers, James Miracle of North Vernon and Roy (Margaret) Miracle of Columbus; sisters, Alberta Sue James of Columbus, Wanda (Ron) Jaggers of Columbus and Christine Griese of Columbus.
Pauline was preceded in death by her first husband, her parents; sons, Randell G. Reeves and Timmy R. Reeves; a daughter, Amy Sue Reeves Brutsch; brothers, Troy Miracle, Alvie Miracle and Sherman North; and a sister, Mildred Miracle.
Edwards, R.N., Kathleen
October 7, 1948 - March 9, 2014
SERVICES: 10:00 A.M. Friday March 14, 2014 at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Father Clem Davis
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Garland Brook Cemetery
VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
Kathleen J. Edwards, R.N., 65, of North County Road 600W, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Kathy received her nursing degree in 2001 and was employed at Columbus Regional Hospital for 10 years. As a caring mother, Nana, sister and friend, she enjoyed being with loved ones. Whether on vacation in Panama City Beach, huddled together around a camp fire, or at a simple dinner at home, spending time with family and friends was important to Kathy.
Born in Indianapolis Oct. 7, 1948, Kathy was the daughter of Emil Joseph Spanik and Margaret Shea Spanik. She married Michael L. Edwards Nov. 28, 1964.
Survivors include her mother, of Indianapolis; her husband; a son, Michael J. (Kelley) Edwards, Columbus, IN; a daughter, Jennifer (Larry) Meade, Columbus, IN; brothers, Michael (Liz) Spanik, Washington, and Dennis (Edna) Spanik, Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Mary (Pat) Smith of Indianapolis, Patricia Perry of Columbus, IN, Karen Spanik of Indianapolis, IN, and Ellen Kopetsky of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughters, Lauren Meade, Riley Meade, Claire Edwards and Carly Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
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Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203