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February 6, 1949 - April 22, 2014
SERVICES: 10:00 a.m. Friday April 25, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
OFFICIATING: Norman Love
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
VISITIATION: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Riley Hospital For Children
Thomas D. Dees, 65, of Columbus, died at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Jeffries Dees; sons, David and Mike Holdeman, both of Union City, Indiana, and Jeff Beam of Kentucky; a stepson, Jonah Keen of Union City, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer Beam Plessinger of Ohio; a stepdaughter, Renee England of Columbus; a brother, Preston (Freda) Leslie Dees of Modoc; and sisters, Kathie Lucille (Lester) Langer of Greenville, Ohio, and Sarah Marie (Mick) Gordon of Lynn.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Dees.
October 23, 1932 - April 20, 2014
SERVICES: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014
PLACE OF SERVICE: Garland Brook Cemetery
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Virgil Clotfelter
VISITATION: Noon until 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Garland Brook Cemetery
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: American Cancer Society
Dorence D. Pearson, 81, of Flintwood Drive, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Four Seasons Retirement Center.
Dorence was employed in quality control at Cummins Engine Company for 29 years. He loved golfing, fishing and horse racing.
He was proud to serve his country in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956. Dorence devoted his life to helping other people especially his family. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Born in Houston, IN., Oct. 23, 1932, Dorence was the son of Roy Pearson and Mable Mitchell Pearson. He married Dorothy "Bonnie" Ryan Dec. 19, 1953.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Melissa Pearson Vardzik of Columbus; brothers, Gene Pearson and Marvin Pearson of Seymour, IN; grandchildren, Dustin J. King of Myerstown, PA, and Aaron L. King of Lancaster, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, including his twin brother, Lawrence Pearson.
You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.
Redleaf II, Douglas "Joe"
June 28, 1968 - April 15, 2014
SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Shane Rocker
FINAL RESTING PLACE: South Park Cemetery Greensburg, Indiana
VISITATION: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Douglas Joseph Redleaf II Memorial fund through the funeral home
Douglas Joseph "Joe" Redleaf II (Indian name Leaning Feather), 45, of Timbercrest Drive, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home.
Joe was employed at Hitachi Metals in Greensburg and previously worked at Impact Forge. He was a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska and enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds. He was also a member of the Corvette Club and loved softball.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 28, 1968, Joe was the son of Douglas J. Redleaf and Norma Gilbert Redleaf.
He is survived by a son, Kenny (Sarah Dunn) Redleaf, Columbus, IN; his girlfriend, Kelly McQueary, Greensburg, IN; former wife, Mechelle Ackerman, mother of Kenny, Columbus, IN; former wife, Glenda Collins, Freetown, IN; stepchildren, Nikki Stoner, Sarah Glidden, John Grider, Alexis McQueary, Zachary McQueary, Tinisha McQueary, and Michalea McQueary; a sister, Lora Turner, Columbus, IN; nieces, Deidree Eaglan and Lindsey Turner; a great-niece, Jadalynn Eaglan; a great-nephew, Kenton Newell; and grandchildren, Tom Redelman, Felicity Redelman, Joey Grider, Billy Glidden, and Draven Dobbins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, T.J. Williams.
You may view his video after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.
January 15, 1929 - April 12, 2014
SERVICES: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 22, 2014 at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Father Doug Marcotte
FINAL RESTING PLACE: Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Riverview Cemetery, Section B, in Seymour.
VISITATION: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 8:00 p.m. Monday.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic School or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Joan Marling Belding, 85, of Two Worlds Drive, died at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Joan was a graduate of Shields High School in Seymour, Indiana, and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis. She was employed with Bartholomew County Hospital as a registered nurse for more than 30 years, retiring in 1991.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and was active in the American Heart Association. She was devoted to her family and liked nothing better than spending time with family and friends.
Born in Seymour Jan. 15, 1929, Joan was the daughter of Clyde E. Marling and Carrie A. Beldon Marling. She married James A. Belding Feb. 9, 1952, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour. He preceded her in death June 22, 2006.
Surviving are sons, Mark (Mary) Belding of Bloomington, IN, Brian (Donna) Belding of Columbus, IN, Thomas Matthew Belding of Houston, TX, Christopher Belding and Samual Belding, both of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Kathryn Conrad, Benjamin Belding, Ashlyn Belding, Alexander Belding, Riley Belding and Ethan Belding; and great-granddaughters, Paige Conrad and Mykah Conrad.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Arnold Marling, R. Hadley Marling and Shirley Dick Marling; and sisters, Mary Ellen Vaughn, Sara Lucas and Faery Marling.
July 29, 1955 - April 10, 2014
FUNERAL: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Rev. Virgil Clotfelter officiating.
VISITATION: 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday, April 14, 2014 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
BURIAL: Garland Brook Cemetery
MEMORIALS: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
Joseph Allen Hassfurder, 58, of County Road 300E, died at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home.
He was born in Columbus, July 29, 1955, the son of the late Frances Elmore and Helen Francis Trotter Hassfurder.
Joseph enjoyed his guns and antiques. He researched genealogy and often talked with people all over the world on his computer. Joseph was employed for 12 years at Arvin Industries in Columbus and enjoyed working on the family farm. Joseph will be remembered for his love of his precious Tri-colored English Shepherds.
He is survived by a brother, George W. (Pamela) Hassfurder of Elizabethtown; sisters, Mary Dawn (Steve) Wilson of Columbus, and Francis Tucker and Judy Mitchner, both of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Riley Elmore Hassfurder.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (812) 372-9923 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (812) 372-9923 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home
3855 25th St
Columbus, IN 47203