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Amanda Mummert Jocelyn
Amanda Mummert Jocelyn
Class of 1981
Passed Nov 02, 2002
Amanda passed away at the age of 39 from non hodgkin's lymphoma after a courageous 11 month battle.
Amy (hembree) Mckown
Amy (Hembree) McKown
Class of 1989
Passed Jan 11, 2020
Amy Hembree McKown, 48, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly on the afternoon of Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.

She was born July 29, 1971 in New Castle, Indiana, the eldest daughter of Jim and Brenda (Poynter) Hembree.

Amy was always smiling and the most easy-going, positive, and fun-loving person. She loved life and the people in it more than anything.

She graduated in 1989 from Tri High School and attended Ball State University where she studied fashion merchandising.

Amy married the love of her life, Mike McKown, on March 21, 1998.
April (moistner) Riggle
April (Moistner) Riggle
Class of 1983
Passed May 12, 2009
April passed unexpectedly at her residence. She enjoyed antiques and operated an antique shop in Cambridge City, Indiana.

Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home
April Ann Riggle | 1965 - 2009 | Obituary
September 20, 1965 - May 12, 2009

MILTON- April Riggle, 43, of rural Milton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 12, 2009. Her death was unexpected. April was born in Connersv ille, Indiana on September 20, 1965. She graduated from Tri High School with the class of 1983. April had worked several jobs that she loved including 10 years at Cambridge Oak, waitressing at various restaurants, she was well known for her delicious desserts as a pastry chef. April’s true passion was her love of antiques. She opened Pine Lane Farm Antique Emporium in September of 2001. Just over 1 year later she moved her business to the much larger Vinton House in Cambridge City, where she has operated Vinton House Antiques for the past 7 years. April was a member of the Dublin Gospel Mission Church and a dedicated wife and mother. Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Mark D. Riggle. They were married in Dublin on August 25, 1985. 1 daughter, Hailey Riggle at home; father, Philip Moistner; brother, Keith Moistner both of Milton; 1 sister, Tammy Garst of Sheridan; grandmothers, Dorothy (Thom) Moistner of Cambridge City, Izona (Hamm) Wright of Connersville; mother inlaw, Mattie (Limburg)Riggle of Milton; very special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister inlaws. April was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lauren Michelle Riggle on February 9, 1990; her mother, Clo Ann Updike Moistner on December 29, 1986; father inlaw, Gerald W. Riggle on February 27, 2005. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 16, 2009 at the Dublin Gospel Mission Church, N. Dublin Street, Dublin, Indiana. Rev. Paul Isch will officiate. Burial will follow at the South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Friday May 15 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin and 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Dublin Gospel Mission Church, P.O. Box 75 / Dublin, IN 47335
Bryan Farlow
Bryan Farlow
Class of 1982
(Passed date unknown)
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Charlie Suttles
Charlie Suttles
Class of 1979
Passed Oct 09, 2019
Charlie Suttles, 58, of Centerville, passed away on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 at IU University Health in Indianapolis. He was born on Oct. 25, 1960 in New Castle to Shorty and Susanne (Lamb) Suttles. Charlie graduated from Tri-High in 1979. He married Karla Barnhizer on May 1, 1983. Charlie and Karla enjoyed riding his Harley with their special group of riding friends. He was a longtime employee of both Visteon and Astral Industries.

Charlie is survived by his parents; his wife of 36 yrs., Karla; his son Daniel (Jennifer) Suttles; his sister, Brenda (Nate) Lawless; his brother, Michael (Janet) Suttles; nieces & nephews; and his 2 furbabies – Daisy & Charly.

Friends may gather from 4:30 until the start of his memorial service at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. The family will also have a Celebration of Charlie’s life on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at Hartley Hills CC in Hagerstown from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made at www.cancerresearch.org



Online condolences may be made at www.waskom.com
Denise Linegar
Denise Linegar
Class of 1983
Passed Jun 06, 1985
Denise attended Indiana Central University. She majored in accounting. Denise participated in cheerleading in high school and college. She was a member of the New Lisbon, IN Christian Church. Denise embodied a kind, caring, and loving heart. She was the type of person that put everyone at ease with her laughter, sincerity, and friendly demeanor. Denise was a friend to so many, a devoted daughter, granddaughter, and sister. No one left her presence not feeling valued, respected, and loved.

Saturday, June 6, 1985. Denise Linegar, aged 20 years, student at Indiana Central Unversity passed away as a result of a brain aneurysm, entering into eternal life. She left behind her parents John Charles (JC) and Nancy Marie Linegar, brother, Tim Linegar, and many family and friends to cherish her memory.

Denise's final resting place is located in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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Memorial ID: 191633670
Donald Schwarzkopf
Donald Schwarzkopf
Faculty
Passed Aug 20, 2016
New Lisbon Cemetery
Greg Long
Greg Long
Class of 1975
Passed Jul 05, 2008
Greg is the son of former superintendent Bill Long, and brother of 1978 alumni Bill Long and 1985 alumni Theresa Long.
Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson
Class of 1987
Passed Sep 30, 2019
Greg passed away peacefully after a short illness. He had experienced complications from cancer resulting in respiratory distress syndrome. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Greg Wilson
MARCH 27, 1969 ~ SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 (AGE 50)
Gregory Paul Wilson ”Greg”, age 50, of New Castle, Indiana and a former resident of Straughn, went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Greenfield, Indiana on March 27, 1969, Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Ralph Gail and Linda Lou (Moistner) Wilson.

He had worked self-employed in construction and as an electrician. Greg was very passionate about his work and took great pride in providing quality workmanship. The skills he attained can be attributed to, his late father and the bond they shared working together.

Greg participated in baseball and football in his youth. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Hoosier basketball. In addition, Greg was a fan of auto racing and liked attending local racing events.

He never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand to others. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Greg never met a stranger, was outgoing, and full of life. He truly lived each day to the fullest. Throughout life, Greg had an unrelenting faith in God and can be fondly remembered for using ”AMEN" when in agreement in conversation.

He is survived by a sister, Sherry Lynn (Wilson) Butler and husband, Jamie, of Knightstown, 3 brothers, Dallas Randall Wilson and husband, Dale DeVore of Cambridge City, Jeffrey Dean Wilson, of New Castle, and Chad Everett Wilson of Straughn. Along with many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends left to cherish his memory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Christopher Gail Wilson.

Friends and family may call from 5- 8 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, 1993 Cumberland St. (US. 40), Dublin, Indiana. Visitation will also be at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 3 p.m. on Saturday October 5th. Annie Glenn of Dublin Friends Church will officiate. Private burial will take place at Lewisville Cemetery following cremation.

© 2019 Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home.

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Memorial ID: 203866529
James Cory Hawkins
James Cory Hawkins
Class of 2014
Passed Jul 12, 2015
James Cory Hawkins, 20, of Dunreith, passed away Sunday, July 12,2015. He was born May 21,1995 in New Castle, a son of James Aaron and Tamara Dawn (Chesher) Hawkins. He was a 2013 graduate of Tri Jr./Sr. High School in Straughn, IN. Cory was the way he was known to his friends and family. He enjoyed bowling, bonfires, football, building his truck and hanging out with his friends and family. He loved kids of all ages making them laugh and giving out bear hugs.
The best memory they will all cherish is Cory's favorite saying "If it ain't a Dodge, it ain't American."
Jamie Neil Coddington
Jamie Neil Coddington
Class of 2002
Passed Aug 30, 2007
Jamie was involved in a car accident in August in which one of his friends, Douglas Hicks, was killed that evening and Jamie was seriously injured. He spent 19 days at Methodist Hospital fighting for his life.
Joe Davidson
Joe Davidson
Class of 1994
Passed Jun 21, 2018
New Lisbon Cemetery
Josh Bowlin
Josh Bowlin
Class of 2008
Passed Aug 16, 2014
Josh was involved in a car accident August 7,2014 and was at St. Vincent's hospital until his passing on August 20,2014. He is loved and greatly missed by many.
Joy Knotts Bussberg
joy knotts bussberg
Class of 1980
Passed Jul 17, 2009
a 50.00 contribution was made by the tri high class of 1980 to the central indiana cancer center greenfield indiana in memory of joy.
Raeann (butler) Johnson
RaeAnn (Butler) Johnson
Class of 1983
Passed May 17, 2020
Raeann Johnson

Knightstown - Raeann Johnson, 55, of Knightstown, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her sons and family. She was born September 13, 1964 in New Castle, a daughter of Hayden Butler and Kay (Hunt) Houchins.

Raeann retired from Draper Shade after 20 years of service and previously ran child care out of her home. She was a member of Knightstown Friends Church and was an avid camper. Raeann loved the outdoors and enjoyed working with flowers, refinishing furniture and other projects. She liked to play euchre and loved her German Shepherd, Bandit. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Caribbean, spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies. She was always the life of the party and had a very contagious laugh.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 28 years, Tim Johnson of Knightstown; children, Cale Andrew (Kimberly) Johnson of New Castle, Logan Edward Johnson (companion, Kaylee Day) of Losantville; two stepchildren, Ian Matthew (Heather) Johnson of Indianapolis and Sarah Johnson of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Karter Johnson, Evelyn Marcum and Hunter Ray Johnson; father, Hayden Butler of Knightstown; mother, Kay (Richard) Houchins of Dunreith; siblings, Jeff (Cyndy) Butler of New Castle, Lisa (Ric) Hall of Knightstown, Ronnie Back of Knightstown, Heidi (Gabe) Carmichael of Knightstown, Carrie (Steve) Stemler of New Castle; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Hunt; paternal grandparents, John and Stella Butler; niece and nephew, Crysten and Jett Williams; and mother-in-law, Janet Kay Johnson.

Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel with Pastor Steve Rayburn officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday, May 25 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 3500 DePauw Blvd, Suite 2070, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Condolences and memories of Raeann may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from May 18 to May 19, 2020
Ron Derrickson
Ron Derrickson
Class of 1981
Passed Sep 15, 2021
Ronald Kent Derrickson of Straughn, Ind. went home to his Lord and Savior on Sept. 15, 2021 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Jeani of 39 years, children Anthony (Natalie) and Kristina (Brice), grandchildren Audrey, Ellie, Anna, Isabelle, and Barrett as well has his mother, Bette, brother Mike Derrickson (Gretchen), nephews Josh and Nate, and niece Lindsey. He is preceded in death by his father, J.R., father-in-law Gene J. Plummer, and an angel baby.

A 1981 graduate of Tri Jr. Sr. High School, Ron was a lifelong resident of Henry County and made a significant impact on his community during his time here on earth. He was a press operator, die setter, and union safety official at Ford/Visteon for 26 years. He also served as a firefighter first for Wayne Township Station 10, later as Lieutenant on the first full-time day shift EMS crew in Dublin, and finished out his career as Assistant Chief at the Straughn Volunteer Fire Department.

His family was his greatest joy and loved nothing more than being a Papaw. He did anything and everything for his grandbabies, treating them to wonderful experiences. He loved to give them tractor rides, snuggle in the chair, and tell them how much he loved them. He was ever-present for his children, immensely proud not only of their accomplishments, but simply for being who they were. He was always on the sidelines, cheering them on, and encouraging them to do their best. Dad was their confidant, comforter, and hero.

He loved to go on trips, finding joy at the beach, lake, and mountains, several times with his grandbabies in tow. He always made time to stop at the local antique shops, getting a thrill from the hunt for a deal or finding something special.

He served as a strength and conditioning coach for the Tri Jr. Sr. High School football team, always pushing his kids to do better than their best. His love of strength training pushed him to become a powerlifter, winning state championships in powerlifting in the 1990’s.

All summer, you could find him at the racetrack, visiting the best dirt tracks Indiana had to offer, often making trips throughout the Midwest for Indy Car races with his family. Ron was a lifelong racer and car owner, fielding his own go-kart team in the RoboPong 200 in 2015. He had a love of vintage race cars and hoped to restore and race one in the future.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Ron’s memory by spending time with your family, visiting a local dirt track race, and enjoying a glass of sweet tea or lemonade on the porch.

A public calling will be held on Monday, Sept. 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Marshall & Erlewein in Dublin, Ind. Rite of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle, Ind. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest at the New Lisbon Cemetery, toward the back corner, near the field, just as he wanted.

The family requests you wear your favorite racing shirt and jeans for both the calling and funeral mass in Ron’s honor.
Stephen Carpenter
Stephen Carpenter
Class of 1973
Passed Sep 22, 2021
Stephen Brent Carpenter, 66, of New Castle, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born on April 11, 1955 in Linton, Indiana, a son of the late Robert and Rosalie (Franklin) Carpenter.

Steve was a 1973 graduate of Tri High School and served in the US Navy for 11 years on Nuclear Submarines. Following his service in the Navy, Steve worked for various power plants across the country as a safety contractor. He was a passionate learner and was very knowledgeable in many areas. Steve enjoyed working on equipment, farming, and spending time outside. He loved trains, clocks, computers, audiobooks, and playing games.

Those left to cherish Steve’s memory include his loving wife, Linda Carpenter, whom he married in 2009; children, Stephen Wayne Carpenter of Danbury, CT, Laura Pigford of Hartsville, South Carolina, Jayne (Cassel) Carpenter Smith of New Castle, Brian (Kindra) Carpenter of Wharton, OH, Brent (Jennifer) Carpenter of Lewisville, and Bruce (Melany) Carpenter of Indianapolis; several grandchildren including, Silas Smith, Bracey, Ava, Eli, Solomon, and Jeremiah Carpenter; a brother, Vernon (Judy) Carpenter of Greenfield; three sisters, Anita (Hugh) Johnson of Greenfield, Nyla (Robert) Sealover of Sulphur Springs, and Marcy (John) Stroh of South Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Brandon Carpenter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, September 27, 2021, at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Lewisville Cemetery with military funeral honors conducted by contingents from the US Navy, American Legion, and VFW.

Friends may call from 11:00 am until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Wounded Warrior Project by Clicking Here. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.
Terence "terry" Mccarty
Terence "Terry" McCarty
Class of 1982
(Passed date unknown)
Terry passed away from lung cancer at the young age of 36. He left behind 2 beautiful daughters (Cassandra and Taylor) and he will be forever missed and loved by his family and friends
Timothy E Linegar
Timothy E Linegar
Class of 1985
Passed Jun 22, 2021
MUNCIE – Timothy E. Linegar, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, June 22, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born on December 8, 1967 in Connersville, the son of J.C. and Nancy Marie (Crandel) Linegar. He graduated from Tri Junior-Senior High School in Straughn in 1986 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1991 from Ball State University. On October 30, 1993 in Muncie, he married Deborah D. Kinghorn at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Timothy worked for New Castle Stainless Plate for over 30 years, starting as an intern from 1988-1991, then worked in production planning, working his way up to becoming part-owner and vice president of operations in the company in 2017. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, New Castle Chamber of Commerce and was an avid supporter of the United Way. Timothy was the hub that connected lots of different people and enjoyed boating on Lake Wawasee, The Indy 500 and all racing. He was devoted to his family and was a loving husband, father and friend.

Surviving are his wife of over 27 years, Deborah D. Linegar of Muncie; one daughter, Addison Linegar (fiancé, Samuel Bales) of Chicago, IL; his parents, J.C. and Nancy Linegar of Bonita Springs, FL; his in-laws, Tom Kinghorn, Sr. (wife, Nancee) of Muncie; one brother-in-law, Tom Kinghorn, Jr. (wife, Nichole) of Muncie; two nephews, Noah Kinghorn of Indianapolis and Samuel Kinghorn of Muncie; grandmother, Constance Moore of Zionsville; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his beloved Vizsla, Waylan.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Denise Linegar; grandparents, Ora and Shirly Linegar and Howard and Hazel Crandel.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Chaplain Carey Landry officiating. Cremation will take place following services.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 or one hour prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Linegar Family Scholarship at Ball State University, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
Timothy E Linegar
Timothy E Linegar
Class of 1986
Passed Jun 22, 2021
MUNCIE – Timothy E. Linegar, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, June 22, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born on December 8, 1967 in Connersville, the son of J.C. and Nancy Marie (Crandel) Linegar. He graduated from Tri Junior-Senior High School in Straughn in 1986 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1991 from Ball State University. On October 30, 1993 in Muncie, he married Deborah D. Kinghorn at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Timothy worked for New Castle Stainless Plate for over 30 years, starting as an intern from 1988-1991, then worked in production planning, working his way up to becoming part-owner and vice president of operations in the company in 2017. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, New Castle Chamber of Commerce and was an avid supporter of the United Way. Timothy was the hub that connected lots of different people and enjoyed boating on Lake Wawasee, The Indy 500 and all racing. He was devoted to his family and was a loving husband, father and friend.

Surviving are his wife of over 27 years, Deborah D. Linegar of Muncie; one daughter, Addison Linegar (fiancé, Samuel Bales) of Chicago, IL; his parents, J.C. and Nancy Linegar of Bonita Springs, FL; his in-laws, Tom Kinghorn, Sr. (wife, Nancee) of Muncie; one brother-in-law, Tom Kinghorn, Jr. (wife, Nichole) of Muncie; two nephews, Noah Kinghorn of Indianapolis and Samuel Kinghorn of Muncie; grandmother, Constance Moore of Zionsville; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his beloved Vizsla, Waylan.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Denise Linegar; grandparents, Ora and Shirly Linegar and Howard and Hazel Crandel.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Chaplain Carey Landry officiating. Cremation will take place following services.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 or one hour prior to services on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Linegar Family Scholarship at Ball State University, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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