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July 12, 2016 • Obituaries
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Terrence L. “Terry” Tucker

Terrence L. “Terry” Tucker, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Indianapolis. Terry was born November 21, 1954 at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville to Ray and Sari Virginia (Doyle) Tucker.

Terry was a loving husband to Karen (Appel) Tucker and father to three daughters Sarah (David) Blount of Indianapolis, Chelsea Tucker and fiancé Justin Moore of Cincinnati, and Margo Tucker, a third-year law student at Indiana University; Other survivors include his father and stepmother Ray and Marian Tucker of Dabney; father-in-law and mother-in-law Peter and Margaret Appel of Valparaiso; two brothers Trace (Denise) Tucker of Versailles and Trevor (Todd Freier) of Chicago; three sisters Renea (Bill) Kline of Dayton, Ohio, Becky (Frank) Eaton, and Lynn (Mike) Cumberworth both of Versailles. He was also a doting grandfather to his two grand-daughters Peyton, and Isabel Blount. He was preceded in death by his mother Sari Virginia, his nephew Tanner Tucker, and his childhood best friend Leslie Stratton, Jr.

Terry was a proud graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School in the class of 1973 and was a 1977 graduate of Hanover College where he played basketball for the Panthers and received his degree in biology. He spent over 25 years working in sales for Signature Graphics alongside his best friend Ed Mosser. Terry truly enjoyed grilling, boating, watching the Reds, and spending time with his family. He was member of the Dabney Baptist Church and was a 2003 inductee of the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame. Terry set the scoring record for a single game in the Ripley County tourney when he scored 42 points in the championship game in 1973.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m. at Dabney Baptist Church, 1103 N. Old Michigan Rd., Holton IN 47023. A meal will be provided by the church immediately following the service, and a small graveside gathering will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Union Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the IU Hospital Transplant Program or the Tanner Tucker Scholarship Fund in care of the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Constance “Connie” Obendorfer

Constance “Connie” Obendorfer, age 82, beloved wife and mother went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2016 at her home. Connie was born in Friendship to Victor and Rachel (Benning) Siekerman on January 12,1934. She was an only child.

Connie attended Friendship school and graduated from Cross Plains High School in 1951. She was active in Sunshine Society, Jr. & Sr. plays and was a varsity cheerleader for three years. After graduation, she attended Indiana University. Connie worked at Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, IN and after some time transferred to Pictatinny Arsenal in NJ until her retirement. She was a passionate advocate for animal rights. There never was a neighborhood stray that didn’t end up being adopted by Connie or reunited with it’s owner.

She is survived by son Michael Gribben (Maria), Brookville, son Anthony Gribben (Kimberly), Lubbock, TX, and son Chris Gribben, (Colleen) Chapparal, N.M. Also surviving are three stepchildren: John Obendorfer, (Tammy), Concord N.C., Jan Manley (Larry) Tyler, TX and Marge Cook (Duke), Gobles, MI. She has 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, and great grandson Sawyer Gribben.

Visitation was on Thurs., June 30 followed by a prayer service at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast, El. Paso, TX. A committal service was on Tues., July 5 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Connie asked that memorials be given to your local animal rescue organizations or shelter.

Anna Terrill

Anna Terrill, 60, of Moores Hill, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, July 11 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home at Moores Hill. Burial followed in the Pilgrim Cemetery north of Milan. Memorials may be made to Relay for Life. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, PO Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812) 744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Billy Gene Cooper

Billy Gene Cooper, 84, passed away at his residence in Indianapolis on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Born July 24, 1931 in Manchester, to the late Roy Carlisle and Bertha (Mason) Cooper, he was a U.S. army veteran. He retired from Allison Transmission in 1988 after 37 years.

For years Billy served with the Franklin Township Little League, where he enjoyed coaching and socializing. An avid Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Reds fan, he was a regular at Indiana Grand Casino and liked to garden.

Survivors include his children, Barbara (Frank) Worrell, Kathy Abplanalp, Bill (Jennie) Cooper, and John (Shannon McDaniel) Cooper; nine grandchildren, Ross Worrell, Matt Abplanalp, Laura Cooper, Danny Abplanalp, Emily Rose, Jacob Cooper, Kelsie Cooper, Tyler Cooper, Kameron Cooper; three great grandchildren, with one on the way; and sister Rubee Pillow. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Janet; son Randy and siblings, Garnet, Frieda, Lloyd.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 8 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, Indianapolis. He was laid to rest at Acton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the The MDS Foundation, Inc, 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be made at

Thomas “Tom” Hartwell

Thomas “Tom” Hartwell, 64, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Services will be Thursday July 14 at 1 p.m. at South Sparta Church, 13975 West County Line Road, Moores Hill. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Cancer Association, or South Sparta Church. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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