Charles McDonald, 83

Charles McDonald, 83 graduated to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 27, 2019. We are sure he was welcomed by his heavenly Father with the words, “Well-done, my good and faithful servant. I love you.”

Charles was born on July 6, 1936 in Milford, IN to Gerald F. and Mary E. McDonald. He drove for Indiana Motor Bus and later married one of his passengers, Evelyn Pearson on May 26, 1962. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and then earned B.S., M.E., and E.D.D. degrees in Education at Ball State University. He was employed with Muncie Community Schools for 28 years. He taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Longfellow, Blaine, Garfield, and Mitchell Elementary Schools, and also served as an assistant principal and taught in the Adult Education program. He was a pioneer in the use of media to assist the struggling reader and wrote his doctoral dissertation on the topic. He wrote and received grants to explore the power of media use with non-reading adults. Following his retirement, he realized a life-long dream and taught education students in the History Department of Ball State University for 8 years. He also roofed many homes in the area with the help of friends and family during the summer months and did so into his early 70’s.

Sharing God’s Word and the love of Jesus was important to Charles. He taught at Muncie Bible College and enjoyed teaching young children alongside his wife, Evelyn at Community Church (Agape Ministries), and Calvary Christian Center for many years until he was physically unable to do so.

Charles was a great and gracious husband, dad, grandfather, and friend. He was a patient, gentle, and kind man. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn McDonald of Muncie, daughters, Fran Short, Muncie, Beth Hummel(John), Sulphur Springs, and Mary Robertson(Kenny), Middletown; grandchildren, Gabriel Hummel, Seth Hummel, Josiah Hummel, Grant Robertson, Hallie Robertson, Mack Robertson, and Evie Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Upon his request there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Metro World Child P.O. Box 409, Brooklyn, NY 11237, a faith-based humanitarian organization committed to serving the underprivileged inner-city children of the world. Charles traveled to New York where he spent time volunteering at this ministry. He was greatly touched by this experience.

The family would like to thank the friends who fellowshipped with and served Charles faithfully and those who have ministered to the family during this time. They would also like to thank the staff at Signature Healthcare for the love and care they gave to Charles over the past 4 years. They also thank the staff of Kindred Hospice who have assisted with his care and have served the family.

Beverly Sue Holcomb, 77, Rochester, IN

Beverly Sue Holcomb 77, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 11:01 A.M. Thursday October 24, 2019, at her residence.

She was born on September 1, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana, the daughter of George Alvin and Donna (Simpson) Carlson. She married Jackie “Tex” Holcomb on May 9, 1964 in Logansport, Indiana.


Beverly retired from Kroger after working there for over fifteen years. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. In her spare time, she loved to read, work crossword puzzles, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband, Jackie “Tex” Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, children, Jeff  Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Amy Cline, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Cassandra (Aaron) Isley, Silver Lake, Indiana, Randy Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Brandi Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Amanda Cline, Rochester, Indiana, Eddie Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, Mandie Javier, Logansport, Indiana, Phillip Holcomb, Rochester, Indiana, six great grandchildren, brothers, George Carlson, Lafayette, Indiana, Jerry (Brenda) Carlson, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mark Holcomb.


Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Monday October 28, 2019, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may call from 2-5 P.M. Sunday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery, Leiters Ford, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jimmie L. Shine 54, Rochester, IN

Jimmie L. Shine 54, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:52 A.M. Friday October 11, 2019, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana.

He was born on September 29, 1965, in Wahiawa, Hawaii, the son of Robert Eugene Shine Sr. and Charlotte (Rose) Shine Bechdolt. He graduated from Tippecanoe Valley High School and later served with the United States Army from 1985-1992. Jimmie was creative, artistic and resourceful having worked various jobs throughout his career. He will be remembered as “The Rose Guy” making roses out of napkins and giving them to any one he may have the pleasure of meeting.

Survivors include his sisters, Lotte Toney, Fortville, Indiana, Nancy Claassen, New Port Richey, Florida, Melissa (Rick) Belpedio, Rochester, Indiana, Kristi (Jason) Gochenour, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aimee (Dan) Stephens, New Albany, Indiana, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna Shine and brother, Butch Shine.

Burial will take place at a later date at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post or the American Legion. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

Burns Becht, 88, Rochester, IN

Retired Rochester High School government teacher, RHS wrestling and football coach and city councilman, Burns Becht, 88, passed away on October 11, 2019 at his home in North Manchester.  Arrangements are pending in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Donald L. Cummins, 75, of Winamac, IN

Donald L. Cummins, 75, of Winamac, IN (formerly of Munster, IN) passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Winamac.  Don was born on January 6, 1944 in Paducah, KY to Harold and Rebecca Cummins.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He liked hunting and fishing.  Don most recently worked as a truck driver.


He is survived by: 5 Sons: Donnie, Harold, Bill, Dennis and Russ, 4 Step Daughters: Linda, Gina, Jackie and Sherry, Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren



Preceded in death by: Parents: Harold and Rebecca, 2 Brothers: Gene and Chuck


No Services will be held.

Final Disposition will be private.

Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Tom L. Goble, 82, of Pulaski, IN

Tom L. Goble, 82, of Pulaski, IN passed away at 12:30 AM Monday, October 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.  Tom was born on December 14, 1936 in Winamac, IN to the late Frank and Helen L. Miller Goble.  On April 12, 1958, Tom married the late Patricia L. “Pat” Crist at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski.  She passed away September 30, 2017. 


Tom was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.   He served several years on the Eastern Pulaski School Board and also had served as Indian Creek Township Trustee.  Tom was retired from Plymouth Tube.  After retirement, he worked for PWRTC.  


Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing league at Moss Creek.  He loved the Tippecanoe River and all of the rivers he visited throughout the Midwest.  He greatly enjoyed canoeing and canoe racing with his boys.  He had many fond memories of camping on the river with his friends and family.  Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 


He is survived by:

Richard “Rick” Goble, Lafayette, IN Son, Randall “Randy” (Billie) Goble, Pulaski, IN Son, Rochelle “Shelly” Goble, Pulaski, IN Daughter, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, Becky Tiede, Francesville, IN Sister, Bob Schultz, Francesville, IN Brother-in-law, Phyllis Goble Kruger, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law, Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Frank and Helen L. Miller Goble, Parents, Patricia L. “Pat” Crist Goble, Wife, Roberta Goble, Daughter, Robert “Bob” Goble, Son, Ronald “Ronnie” Goble, Son, Roger Goble, Son, Phyllis (John) Rice, Sister, Peggy Schultz, Sister, Bob Goble, Brother, Skip Tiede, Brother-in-law



Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski, IN.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery South in Pulaski, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Guardian Angels Hospice.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  

Franklin Clemons Jr., 48, of Francesville, IN

Franklin  Clemons Jr., 48, of  Francesville, IN  passed away on Tuesday October  1, 2019  as a result of an auto accident on US 421 North of Francesville, IN.  Frank was born on May 30, 1971 in Knox, IN to the late Franklin Delano and Linda Louise Dutchess Clemons.

Frank was a union carpenter for the BP Oil Company. He also had worked on the construction of a church near Valparaiso, IN.  Frank was a member of Local 599.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting mushrooms. Frank was a devoted father and loving brother and brother-in-law.  Frank and his partner of 21 years (Debra) were devoted to  their children.


He is survived by:  Abbey Louise Clemons,   Francesville, IN  Daughter, Franklin Dean Clemons,   Francesville, IN   Son, Karen (Robin) Salrin,  Rensselaer, IN   Sister, Janet Clemons,  Bailey’s Corner, IN  Twin Sister, David (Lisa) Clemons,  Bailey’s Corner, IN   Brother, Debra Younce  Clemons,   Francesville, IN  Spouse

Nieces and Nephews:

Jamie Clemons, Darren Clemons, Danielle Clemons, Angel Clemons, Tony Clemons, Ashley  Salrin, Joseph Salrin, Deven O’Dell,  Adam Younce, Jessica Younce.


Preceded in death by:

Franklin Delano and Linda Louise Dutchess Clemons  Parents

Tony Ray Clemons    Brother


Visitation will be from 11 AM- 1 PM EDT Friday, October 4, 2019 at Bailey’s Corner Church in Bailey’s Corner, IN

Funeral Services will be held at   1 PM EDT on Friday, October 4, 2019  at Bailey’s Corner Church in Bailey’s Corner with  Pastor John Miller officiating.

Burial will take place in Roseland Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Frank’s children.


Online Condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN