Rushville Republican


January 9, 2014

Phyllis Whipple, 80

Phyllis Whipple, 80 of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Connersville on Oct. 5, 1933, she is the daughter of the late William Howard and Mary Elizabeth Herbert Brown.

Phyllis was a member of the Fairview Christian Church. On May 10, 1952, she married Norman G. Whipple. Mr. Whipple died in 2010. She loved to square dance was a member of the Lakeside Steppers. She had worked at Krogers in her younger years. After raising her family, she had worked at 3D and then she became the co-owner of Whipple's Meat Packing in Rush County from 1987 until 2000. The business was sold to J & D Custom Meats and Phyllis continued to work as a meat wrapper until March 2013. She was a loving grandmother to her own grandchildren and to the many others that considered her their grandma. Phyllis was devoted to her family. She always cooked a large Sunday dinner and all were invited.

She is survived by two sons, Gary G. (Cynthia L.) Whipple and Terry L. (Tonya R.) Whipple all of Connersville; a brother, Norman Brown of Connersville; a sister Ruth Riebsomer of Connersville; six grandchildren, Laura, Jennifer, Alan, Johnny, Amy and Ryan; and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by two brothers, William Howard Brown, Jr. and her twin that died at birth, Phillip Gene Brown; three sisters, June Hawkins, Helen Derringer and Martha Lykins; and a great grandson, Nicholas Wood.

Funeral services will be conducted at Urban Winkler Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11, 2014, where friends and family may visit from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit

Text Only
  • 3 obit messer 042514 pic Larry Scott Messer, 74 Larry Scott Messer, 74, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home. Larry was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Kingston. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donald Ray Pennington, 67 Donald Ray Pennington, 67, a former Rush County resident, passed away April 19, 2014 in Danville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends may visit one hour prior to service. Rev. Steve

    April 23, 2014

  • Russell E. Jones, 87 Oct. 13, 1926 - April 21, 2014 Russell E. Jones, 87, of Rushville, passed away April 21, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Oct. 13, 1926 in Franklin County to Roscoe and Bessie M. (Hedrick) Jones. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Orange Cemetery.

    April 23, 2014

  • 3 obit cox 042214 pic Marvin Cox, 67 June 9, 1946 - April 19, 2014 Marvin Cox, 67, of Rushville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, while in the company of family members, at Morristown Manor. Marvin was born on June 9, 1946, a son of the late Carmen (Richards) and Hubert E Cox. He was the husband of Joann (Ryle

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael Tungate, 60 Sept. 5, 1953 - April 18, 2014 Michael Tungate, 60, a long time Rushville resident, passed away April 18, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Sept. 5, 1953 in Rushville to Elmer and Marcia (Gephart) Tungate. Mike worked for Shares, Inc. in Shelbyville for the last 20 years. He was an

    April 20, 2014

  • 3 obit maupin 042214 pic Larry Dean Maupin, 68 Jan. 31, 1946 - April 11, 2014 Larry Dean Maupin, 68, Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Plainfield, passed away April 11, 2014. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, to the late George W. and Lillian (Barnett) Maupin. He married Florence (Brace) Maupin on July 7 2007 and she survives. Larry wa

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Randall A. Hanley, 70 March 5, 1944 - April 16, 2014 Randall A. Hanley, 70, a longtime Rushville resident passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Mooresville. Randall was born in Lewis County, Ky., on March 5, 1944 to the late Edward Anthony and Ica Mae (McCane) Hanley. Randall worked at Schnadig Corp

    April 17, 2014

  • David Hunter Maxwell, 80 Nov. 20, 1932 - April 14, 2014 David Hunter Maxwell, 80, resident of Golden Living Center, Muncie, passed away Monday at the center. He was born in Glenellen, Ill., Nov. 20, 1932, the son of Clyde and Edna Hunter Maxwell. He was a graduate of Glenellen High School and a veteran of

    April 16, 2014

  • L. Jerry Lee, 81 Nov. 1, 1932 - April 12, 2014 L. Jerry Lee, 81, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, April 12, at Arbor Grove Village, Greeensburg. He was born on Nov. 1, 1932, a son of the late Louise (Schwagmeier) and Lloyd E. Lee. A private graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Apri

    April 16, 2014

  • Charles E. Campbell, 61 Charles E. Campbell, 61, of Rushville, died April 11, 2014. Services for Charles include a family gathering followed by cremation. All are asked to remember him in your next act of kindness to another. Memorial Donations to your local animal shelter.

    April 16, 2014