Ofelia Alva
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 18:29

January 22, 1944 to January 24, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Ofelia "Ofie" Alva, 73, of Medaryville, passed away at 6:29 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso.

She was born Jan. 22, 1944 in Lockhart, TX to the late Benjamin S. "Ben" and Noami Viallobos Alva.

She is survived by:
Febe (Phil) Byers, Wanatah, Sister
Rachel (Ron) Tanner, Francesville, Sister
Moses (Colleen) Alva, North Judson, Brother
Sam (Vicky) Alva, Medaryville, Brother
Andy Byers, Nephew
Brenda (Devin) Drambarean, Niece
Stephanie (Kevin) Miller, Niece
Tiffany (Chad) Jones, Niece

Preceded in death by:
Alicia Alva, Infant Sister
Jesse Ben Alva, Brother

Ms. Alva was a 1964 graduate of Francesville High School. She was retired from the Braun Corporation and had previously worked at Gutwein Ag and Sealy. She was a member of the Medaryville Christian Church where she had taught Sunday school and helped with the Wednesday night youth program. She was a faithful supporter of World Missions. She enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, and knitting. She also enjoyed traveling with her friend, Patty Foust. She was a loving sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by many.

Visitation from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at the Medaryville Christian Church and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m.,  Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Christian Church with Pastor Don Nedza officiating. Burial will be at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville.

Memorial donations may be made to Medaryville Christian Church for the South Sedan African Mission or Medaryville Christian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Arrangements entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.

Michael Z. Shorter
Sunday, 22 January 2017 09:33

February 5, 1990 to January 22, 2017

ROYAL CENTER - Michael Z. “Bubba” Shorter, 26, of Star City, passed away at 9:33 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at South Bend Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born Feb. 5, 1990, in Bremen, he was the son of Gregory J. and Tracey L. (Hughes) Shorter. On March 3, 2012, he married Brandi A. Briney.

Survivors include his wife, Brandi and unborn son of Star City, parents, Greg and Tracey Shorter of Winamac, siblings, Christi Hoffa (Tim) of Winamac, Ashley Stemm (Rickey) of Nappanee, Emily Campbell of Winamac, and Jamie Shorter of Winamac; father and mother-in-law, Dave and Celinda Briney of Winamac; sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Beau Johnson of Star City; nieces and nephews, Talyn Schmucker, Madison Hoffa, Isabelle Schmucker, Kaden Stemm, Ethan Hoffa, Damion Stemm, Ellie Campbell and Parker Campbell. He is also survived by maternal grandmother, Janice Burger of Goshen and maternal grandfather, Keith Soales of Las Vegas, and paternal grandparents, James and Betty Shorter of Winamac.

Mr. Shorter was a 2009 Winamac Community High School graduate. He worked as a process operator at Tate & Lyle in Lafayette. He  was a proud Star City Volunteer Fireman. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He was a devoted husband, a loving son, an incredible friend and a firefighter in every sense of the word. He not only saved his wife and unborn son, his selfless gift of donating his organs will benefit many people in Indiana and he will live on in so many ways.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, at Winamac Church of Nazarene, Winamac, where there will also be an Indiana Volunteer Fire Fighter’s Memorial Service conducted at 7 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the church. Pastor Glen Meyers and Pastor Barry Faucett will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake.

The Michael Shorter Memorial Fund has been established at Alliance Bank in Winamac for future support of Michael and Brandi’s unborn son. Memorial donations may also be made to the Star City Fire Department in memory of “Bubba."

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel.

Alfred L. Budd II
Saturday, 21 January 2017 00:00

June 27, 1960 to January 21, 2017

WINAMAC - Alfred L. "Pete" Budd II, 56, of Winamac passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at his home with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 27, 1960 in Logansport to the late Alfred L. "Peelee" and Mary Lucille "Lucy" Johnson Budd. He was a 1979 graduate of Winamac Community High School. On Jan. 5, 1980, he married Debra L. "Deb" Girton. She survives.

Also surviving are: 
Nicole "Nikki" (David) Georgine, Rochester, Daughter 
Daniel (Karri) Budd, Antwerp, OH, Son 
Allison (Jon) Crider, Berne, Daughter 
Ginnie Murphy, Granddaughter 
Tori Murphy, Granddaughter 
Lexy Murphy, Granddaughter 
Riley Jo Budd, Granddaughter 
Candy (Mike) Jones, Adamsboro, Sister 
Dawn (Ed) Edwards, Star City, Sister 
Charlie (Mark Fout) Budd, El Paso, TX, Brother 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Andrew Charles Budd, Nephew 

Mr. Budd had worked as special projects engineer at The Braun Corporation for 38 years. His ingenuity was not limited to work - his talents are showcased in the many projects he completed at his home and his kids' homes. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially to the Great Smoky Mountains. He enjoyed mushroom and arrowhead hunting, gardening, grilling as well as campfires. He loved animals, especially his cat, Tucker. He was a loving and generous husband, dad, father-in-law, papaw, brother and friend. His grandbabies were the light of his life and his world. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home with Chaplain Joe Mollet officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

A benefit dinner to assist the family with medical expenses will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, at the VFW in Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Hazel M. Timmons
Monday, 16 January 2017 05:30

April 6, 1924 to January 16, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE - Hazel Marie Timmons, 92, of West Lafayette, died at 5:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16.

She was born April 6, 1924 in Pulaski County to Robert and Edna (Brown) Timm.

Surviving are her seven sons, Ralph (Janet) Timmons of Alexandria, VA, Alan Timmons of Florida, Jim Timmons of West Lafayette, Mike Timmons of Lafayette, Scott Timmons of Delphi, Henry Timmons of West Lafayette, and Joe Timmons of West Lafayette; two daughters, Anita Snyder of Battle Ground, and Margaret (Harry) Jones of Edinburgh. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn McDaniel of Rensselaer, Marjorie Coburn of Medaryville and Myrna Crowley of Los Angeles; and one grandson, Chris Timmons.

She married Wayne Timmons and they farmed many years in Jasper County, and later divorced. Mrs. Timmons returned to school in her 40s, graduating from Purdue’s School of Nursing with certificate of distinctions. She worked as a nurse until her late 70s.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, crafts, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed planning holiday dinners and filling the house with children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Federated Church of West Lafayette.

A memorial service will be at 12 noon, Monday, Jan. 23, with visitation one hour prior at the Federated Church (2400 Sycamore Ln., West Lafayette, IN 47906). Pastor John Williams and Charles Roberts (nephew) officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Federated Church or charity of donor's choice.

Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at

Brenda L. Creasy
Sunday, 15 January 2017 19:31

November 8, 1949 to January 15, 2017

WINAMAC - Brenda L. Creasy, 67, of Winamac passed away at 7:31 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette.

She was born Nov. 8, 1949 in Cincinnati to the late Clarence and Etta Lynch Tirey. On Sept. 14, 1968 she married Richard L. Creasy, in East St. Louis, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are: 
Sandy (Gary) Brown, Culver, Daughter 
Michael (Dana) Creasy, Winamac, Son 
4 Grandkids: Joshua, Tasha, Austin and Dalton 
3 Great Grandkids: Landen, Brycen and Bella 
Phyllis (Wayne) Hudson, Tyner, KY, Sister 
Lana Tirey, Annville, KY, Sister 
Dallis (Tammy) Tirey, Winamac, Brother 
Tammy (Donnie) Cavins, Annville, KY, Sister 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Hobert and Grace James Creasy, Father-in-law and Mother-in-law

Mrs. Creasy was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Winamac. She enjoyed crafting and shopping. She was a proud homemaker - a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma. She will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home with Pastor David Norris officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Beverly Odom
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 02:38

May 15, 1931 to January 11, 2017

FRANCESVILLE - Beverly Odom, 85, of Francesville, passed away at 2:38 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at White Oak Health Campus, Monticello.

She was born May 15, 1931 in Monon, to the late William and Mabel Ren Long. She graduated from Francesville High School. She married Max Odom on May 29, 1949 at Monon Chapel Church.

She was the mother of four children, three of whom survive, Gregory (Christine) Odom; William (Shereen) Odom; and Leesa (Michael) Gayer. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, as well as her brother, Bill Long.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Kevin Max Odom; an infant granddaughter, Autumn Dawn Skalon; and her siblings, Mary Pratt, Perry Long, Dorothy Westerhouse and Ruth Erb.

Mrs. Odom was baptized at the Monon Chapel Church and had formerly attended the Independence Methodist Church at Gillam Township and the Francesville Methodist Church. She was a member of the Francesville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, reading, playing cards, and doing puzzle books. She was a proud homemaker - a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister - who will be dearly missed.

Mrs. Odom's wishes were to be cremated and for her family to gather for a private family burial which will be at Roseland Cemetery, Francesville.

Memorial donations may be given to the Independence Church c/o Independence Property Management Center, Inc.

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

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Clayton R. Davis
Monday, 09 January 2017 00:00

September 28, 2015 to January 9, 2017

WINAMAC - Infant Clayton Robert Davis, 15 months, of Winamac passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 9, at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 28, 2015 in Winamac.

He is survived by his parents, Brandon and Kimberly Fritz Davis of Winamac and his siblings, Gavin Taylor, Brandon Davis Jr., and Kendra Davis, at home.

Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Rowena (Ken) Back of Enterprise, MS; paternal grandmother, Melissa Lamb of Winamac; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Cooper of Kokomo, and paternal great-grandmother, Phyllis Chambers of Middletown, OH; aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Jason Mosley, and Ashley and Tim Davis Jr.; as well as many other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by: maternal grandfather, Robert Fritz and paternal grandfather, Timothy Davis.

The family noted that "although he was only with us for a short time, Clayton brought us a lot of joy and was the happiest baby. His precious smile will be sadly missed by everyone."

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor David Norris officiating. Burial will be at Idle Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or Calvary Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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