Rushville Republican

Obituaries

October 30, 2012

John Garau, 82

RUSHVILLE — John Garau, 82, of Martinsville and formerly of Rush County, passed away Oct. 13, 2012.

Born sept. 15, 1930 in Gary, he was the son of the late Raymond and Anna (Rosencrance) Garau.

He grew up in Rushville and was a 1949 graduate of Rushville High School. He was a loving and devoted husband to Dolores (Maxwell) Garau. They would have celebrated their 58th anniversary next month.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather and role model to his two children and five grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; daughter, Denise (Jeff) Wardlow of Martinsville and their children, Ryan (Katie), Adam and Justin; son, Jerry (Molly) Garau of Indianapolis and their daughters, Annie and Caroline; and brother, David (Karen) Garau of Rushville.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Kerr, Sarah Oliver and Ardeth Parmer.

John was a member of Liberty Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, including two years on Okinawa, before being honorably discharged in 1954.

John spent more than 31 years working for Westinghouse Corp. as an electrical engineeer. He also worked many years for Davee Appliances as a repairman. He retired from Westinghouse in 1990, but continued to provide the company and its successors with consulting services.

John was always just a phone call away for friends and family in need of a hand.

Services and visitation took place in Martinsville with Constin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Memorials requested to Liberty Christian Church, Martinsville.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Mary Jane Howard, 91 Oct. 30, 1922 - Aug. 18, 2014 Mary Jane Howard, 91, of Connersville, died Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2014, at Fayette Regional Hospital. A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment wil

    August 21, 2014

  • obi rv 082214 merritt Verdia Merritt, 82 September 17, 1931-August 17, 2014 Verdia Merritt, 82, of Greensburg, IN, passed away Sunday, August 17th,at Methodist Hospitial. Verdia was born in Harlan, KY on September 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Minnie (Brock) and Lloyd Clouse. She was the widow of Roy F Merritt. She is sur

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nancy L. Sefton King, 76 Nov. 19, 1937 - Aug. 15, 2014 Nancy L. Sefton King, 76, passed away Aug. 15, 2014 in Simpsonville, S.C. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Springhill Cemetery in Decatur County with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.

    August 19, 2014

  • 3 obit sampson 082214 pic Stella T. Sampson, 93 May 30, 1921 - Aug. 17, 2014 Stella T. Sampson, 93, Arlington, passed away Aug. 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 30, 1921 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Saliska) Suszek. She married Richard H. Sampson on July 3, 1941 and he passed

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit brewer 081914 pic Delbert Lee Brewer, Sr., 74 Oct. 13, 1939 - Aug. 17, 2014 Delbert Lee Brewer, Sr., 74, of Glenwood, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving and supportive family. The youngest of seven children, he was born Oct. 13, 1939 in Connersville, the son of George M. and Martha

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit bowlin 081914 pic Joshua Lee Bowlin, 24 May 4, 1990 - Aug. 16, 2014 Joshua Lee Bowlin, 24, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries following an autombile accident on Aug. 7 in Rush County. Joshua was born in Greenfield on May 4, 1990. He has lived his entire life

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit Malone 081914 pic Diana Kay Warfield Malone, 60 March 2, 1954 - Aug. 15, 2014 Diana Kay Warfield Malone, 60, a life time Rushville resident, passed away at her home in Rushville on Aug. 15, 2014. She was born March 2, 1954 in Rushville to Marshall T. and Margaret (Warfield) Ross. Diana married Wally Malone on Dec. 13, 1991 an

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit prather 081914 pic Jack William Prather, 92 Dec. 4, 1921 - Aug. 15, 2014 Jack William Prather, 92, passed away Aug. 15, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late Thomas and Thelma Prather. Jack was in the Army Air Corp in North Africa in WWII. He then returned to Indianapolis where he worked until he retired in 1981 from

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barbara Ann Richardson, 72 July 23, 1942 - Aug. 14, 2014 Barbara Ann Richardson, 72, passed away Aug. 14, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Zion Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation

    August 15, 2014

  • burris Helen Burris, 89 January 25, 1925-August 10, 2014 Helen Burris, 89, of Buena Vista, passed away Aug. 10, 2014 in Cincinnati.She was born Jan. 5, 1925 in Cincinnati to John and Lucy (Banks) McQueen. She married Leonard Burris on March 22, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 8, 1995.Helen worked

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Hamm Talks Emmy Chances Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Raw: Egypt Bus Crash Kills at Least 33 Two Bodies Found in Adjacent Yards Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Rescue Efforts Suspended at Japan Landslide Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Raw: Smaller Marches in Ferguson Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn Farm Resurgence Grows With Younger Crowd Microbrewery Chooses Special Can for Its Beer Ky. Firefighters Hurt in Ice Bucket Challenge Federal Investigation Will Look at Use of Force Community Deals With Michael Brown Aftermath US: We Do Not Pay Ransom to Terrorists
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.