Aaron was a brick layer for the Local 4 Union out of Terre Haute. He started laying brick in 1957 and was a lifetime Union Card holder receiving his fifty year gold card in 2007. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and VFW in Petersburg. He loved NASCAR and Indy car racing, woodworking and gardening and he loved his family, grandchildren and people in general.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Banta of Monroe City; son, Harold Mason Banta of Monroe City; daughters, Denah Perry and her husband, Craig of Monroe City; Lesa Hofferth and her husband John of Evansville, grandchildren, Brock Aaron Perry, Addison Ryan Hofferth, Vance Anthony Perry, and Brent Max Banta. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, William Justin Hofferth.
Funeral services for Aaron will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway with Rev. Mark Nielson officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with Aaron’s family from 11:00 am until the hour of service time of 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at http://www.goodwinfamilyfh.com
Lois (Koenig) Scott, 88, formerly of Bicknell, passed away Sunday May 19, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Lois was born on June 27, 1924, in Knox County, the daughter of Jacob F. and Helen H. (Steffy) Koenig. She married Ralph Scott on November 27, 1942, and he passed on May 2, 2003. She was a housewife and was a member of the Bicknell First Baptist Church. Lois also was involved in a mission at French Lick called Shepherd’s Bethel. Lois is survived by her daughters, Wilma Chamberlain, of Evansville and Gina M. Semmler and her husband Mark, of Indianapolis; son Terry L. Scott and his wife Jeannie, of Anniston, AL; grandchildren John Thorn, Sandi Semmler Dick, Mark Semmler, Joe Semmler, Brian Scott, Alena Scott, and Kaylee Scott; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Koenig, of Bedford and Danny Koenig, of Princeton; sisters Ann Shouse, of Oakland City and Donna Hinkle, of Decker; sister-in-laws Kathleen Pack and Margaret Hart; and brother-in-laws Paul Scott and Don Scott. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph; four sisters; one brother; and several in-laws. There will be a memorial service held on Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Bicknell First Baptist Church, 317 Washington St. with Rev. Seth Alexander officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bicknell First Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be made at http://mcclure-utt.com/fh/home/home.cfm?&fh_id=11281
Roy C. Fisher, 82, of Vincennes, passed away May 18, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lawrence County, Illinois, he was the son of Willard and Martha (Timms) Fisher. Along with his parents, he was preceded by his first wife, Darlene (Whitson) Fisher; his third wife, Margaret (Black) Fisher; a sister, Mary Jane Brown; and his brothers, Carl, Herman, and Lyman.
Survivors include his second wife, Dorothy Dean of Olney, IL; children, James (Ona) Fisher of Fishers, IN, Karen (Robert) McBride of Plainville, IN, and Linda (Jeff) Davis of Ft. Meyers, FL; a brother, Thomas (Lois) Fisher of Vincennes; and his grandchildren, Max Fisher, Zac Fisher, Ross McBride, Greg McBride, and Samantha Davis.
Roy was a truck driver, and a member of the Vincennes VFW.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, at 1:00 EDT, at Price Cemetery in Russellville, IL. Friends and family may gather at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, from 11:30 – 12:30, and follow in procession to the cemetery at 12:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.goodwinfamilyfh.com