Martha Potter

Martha E. Potter

Nov. 18, 1940-April 12, 2014

Martha Elizabeth (English) Potter, 73, Covington, passed away at the Seton Hospital, Lafayette, on Saturday at 4:32 a.m. She had been ill since February.

Martha was born in Williamsport on Nov. 18, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth C and Evelyn M. (Hougland) English.

She was raised in Veedersburg and graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1958. She has resided in rural Covington since 1966.

Martha formerly had worked at Radio Material Corporation in Attica. She later began working at Heatcraft in Danville, Ill., for 34 years, retiring in 2001. At the time of her retirement she was working as an inspector and had served as Union Trustee.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church near Covington. She was a 25-year-member of the West Lebanon Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and had served as Past Worthy Matron. She enjoyed attending her children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting events and was very supportive of their activities.

On Aug. 17, 1958, Martha married Marvin F. Potter in the Salem United Methodist Church near Covington.

She leaves behind her husband, Marvin F. Potter of 55 years; three children, Dianna Mitchell of Crawfordsville; Donna Perry of Covington and Doris (Brian) Burgess of Dorr, Mich.; five grandchildren, Trisha Wise, Angela (Jason) Ryan, Ashley (Shawn) Cunningham, Danielle Perry and Hillary (fiancé-Dustin Kirkendall) Burgess; four great-grandchildren, Elijah Wise, D.J. Wise, Jacqulynn Ryan and Madalynn Ryan.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell Marvin Potter; and a grandson, Jason Wise.

Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home in Hillsboro, on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Stanley Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church.

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Nola Frazee

Nola J. Frazee

Dec. 22, 1944-April 12, 2014

Nola J. Frazee, 69, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday morning at Wellbrooke following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 22, 1944 in Tompkinsville, Ky., she was the daughter of Cleo Bushong and Ida Belle Hume Bushong.

She married James Fenton Frazee, Sr. and he passed away May 27, 1978.

She loved watching her grandkids as well as golf. She worked at Hi-Tek Lighting for 11 years, then cleaned at Union Federal for 12 years and was also with Cummins. She attended school in Kentucky.

Survivors include a son, Jim (Dee) Frazee of Crawfordsville; daughters, Rita (Jackie) Blessing of New Ross and Evangeline (Jamie) White of Ladoga; seven grandchildren, Kyle Wayne, Samantha Jo, Aubrey Jean, Caden Lee, Erin Ward, Dana Cook and Logan Holt; as well as eight great-grandchildren; brother, Wick Bushong of Tennessee and two sisters, Christine Johnson of Kingsford Heights and Nina Treadwell of Pontiac, Ill.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Allen; daughter, Gayla Sue; brothers Donald, David, Erving and Leon and sisters Maymie, Runnell, and Rowena.

There will be a time to visit and celebrate her life on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Burkhart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of your choice.

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Stanley Clampitt

Mr. Stanley Allen Clampitt, 66, Crawfordsville, passed away in his home on Saturday, March 29th. He was born July 2, 1947, in Montgomery County, to Charles Nelson and Dorothy Hazel (Caldwell) Clampitt, and was raised on his father's farm in southern Montgomery County. He married Ann Liddington on January 11, 1996, in Montgomery County. She preceded him in death in 2002.

Mr. Clampitt took an early retirement from Eli Lilly, Lafayette, where he had worked from October 1974 through March 2001. After his retirement he moved to South Carolina with his late wife and then returned to Indiana in November of 2013. He was a graduate of New Market High School and Vincennes University; served his country in the U S Army in Vietnam where he received the "Army Commendation Medal'; His hobbies and interests included: home computer technology (having assembled his first Heathkit home computer in 1978); American railroad history; English history; local history; genealogy; vintage farm equipment; photography; classical, Celtic, and early country music; the literature and philosophy of Ayn Rand; politics; small-breed terriers; dog shows; Fox News; and lawn care.

He is survived by his son: Stu A. Clampitt, Crawfordsville; and his sister: Jill (James) Burch, Crawfordsville. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Diane Clampitt; and his brother: Timothy Clampitt.

Cremation was selected with a Memorial Service being held on Saturday, April 12, at 5:00 PM, at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home. The family will greet friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Following the service at 5:00 PM a meal is being prepared for the family and close friends at the First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut, Crawfordsville. Memorials may be made to: First Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to:

Ernest Lee Harris

Mr. Ernest Lee Harris, 78, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Wednesday at 2:55 PM in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Indianapolis, to Earl and Thelma (Brown) Harris.

He married Deloris Mae McCaslin on Aug.20, 1955, in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death May 5, 2010.

Mr. Harris retired in 1994 after 38 years as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Foreman for Tarpenning & LaFollette in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union #20, where he taught in the Sheet Metal Apprentice Program; he was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis; and enjoyed woodworking in his free time.

He is survived by his children, Kristi (Duffy) Thornburg of Jamestown, Karen (Henry) Lukenbill of Bainbridge, and David (Catherine) Harris, Ooltewah, Tenn.; brothers, Tom (Jane) Harris of Indianapolis, Charles (Betty) Harris of Greenwood; sister, Patty Stutsman of Cloverdale. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jeff Snapp, April Clodfelter, Jennifer Day, Jill Bretney, Duffy Thornburg, Jr., Ashley Jenkins, and Amber Brennen; and 19 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dave Harris; brother-in-law, Charles Stutsman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Isaac Zull officiating. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery in Russellville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from noon until 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 52 Walnut St., Lafayette, IN 47905.

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Frederick Coffman

Frederick C. Coffman, 64, Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born on July 28, 1949 in Indianapolis to Art and Edna (Cramer) Coffman. He worked for R.R. Donnelly's as a fork lift driver. His memberships included the American Legion and National Rifle Association. He served in the United States Marine Corps. 1966-1970 and then in the reserves 1970-1972.

Survivors include his sons, Erick (Cheryl) Coffman of New Richmond and Zachary (Imara) Coffman of Los Angeles, sister-in-law, Vera George of Crawfordsville, grandchildren, Charlotte and Lyle Coffman, Misty Weston and great grandchild, Oliver Weston.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with military rites by the VFW and American Legion. Friends may call 4:00-7:00 PM Monday in the funeral home.