The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the recent loss of these community members. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.  

Nedra Ellen (Bartlett) Stump
10/8/1934-1/6/2022

Mickey "Mick" L. Kenworthy
2/10/1942-11/27/2021

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Ralph T. Odle

8/26/1923 – 7/31/2021

The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Ralph Odle.

Ralph was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School where he enjoyed playing the Tuba in a High School German Band. He married Ella L. Smith on March 10, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2009. 

 He retired from Purdue University Owen Hall having worked there from 1971 to 1988.

Ralph was a proud United States Marine from 1943 until 1946 during World War II, having served in the Pacific Arena. He earned three Bronze Battle Stars for action in the Marshall Islands and Okinawa. He loved to write and his family and friends most cherished writing was of his military experience in his book: "A Kid Called Ralph". He was a member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church and their Youth Director until he enlisted for service to his country at age 17. Ralph was a member of the American Legion Post 11 at Lafayette, IN and was a Life Member of Fountain-Warren County V.F.W. Post 3318, at Attica, IN. 

Ralph is survived by: daughter Linda J. Kelly, son F. Darrell (Duffy) Odle and wife Jackie, son Leslie D. Odle and wife MeChong, as well as 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his sister. Preceded in death by parents: Jennie and Arthur Odle, Siblings: Raymond, Estel, Elbert, Stanley, Luther, and Lillian, Grandson: Jason Keyes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Warren County Community Foundation.

The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Mickey "Mick" Kenworthy. Mick passed away on November 27th.

Mick was born on Feb. 10th, 1942 in Williamsport. He was the son of Paul and Mary Jane (Beason) Kenworthy. He graduated from Seeger in 1960.

He was married to Lois Taylor Hensley. Mick was an electronic tech at Fairfield Gear in Lafayette. He was a member of Hickman Heights Christian Church. He enjoyed bingo, euchre, woodworking, and in his early years riding motorcycles.

Surviving are 2 children, Kerri Thurman (Dan), and Ken Kenworthy (Johanna); 3 grandchildren Jenna Gregg (Floyd), Chloe Cronk, and Samuel Kenworthy; 4 great-grandchildren Sawyer Cronk, Dani Lynn Gregg, Cooper Cronk, and Willow Gregg, one brother Leonard, and 1 sister-in-law Mary Jane Kenworthy.

Contributions can be made to Warren County Community Foundation 31 N. Monroe Street Williamsport 47993 to the Miss Beason Scholarship Fund.

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Donald R. “Uncle Don” Miles

8/5/1933-6/23/2021

Don passed away at his residence on June 23, 2021. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1951 and lived most of his live in Warren County. Don served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Harrison Steel Casting Co and for his brother Robert Miles at Miles Farm Service. He was a member of the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384. Don enjoyed gardening, fast pitch softball and football.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Ritter Bratton, children Joseph and Pamela, step-children Jackie, and Mary Kay, four grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to Warren County Community Foundation- 31 N. Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993.

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Earlene Sue (Dowling) White

7/9/1941-6/9/2021

Earlene was born on July 9, 1941 in Hoopeston, IL. She graduated in 1959 from Rossville High School in Rossville, IL and married Walter White in 1961. He passed away on March 21st of this year. She worked at the Attica Ledger Tribune, Hicks Plaza/Cactus Junction, the Review Republican, and Allen Associates. Earlene drove a school bus for over 30 years for M.S.D of Warren County. She was a members of West Lebanon Church of the Nazarene, enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, bowling, and mushroom hunting. She was an IU basketball fan and loved being involved with her family, going to all their sporting events and activities.
Surviving are 2 children, Melinda Post (Larry) and Mark White (Michelle), two brothers Bill and Ed Dowling, 3 grandchildren, Stephanie Houmes, Colton White, and Cooper White, and three great grandchildren. Earlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, sister Sondra, and grandson Tyler D. Potts.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County
Community Foundation- Tyler Potts Memorial Fund 31 N. Monroe St. Williamsport, IN 47993

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Robert E. "Bob" Fox

8/25/1923 – 7/25/2021

The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Robert "Bob" Fox. Bob passed away at home on July 25th. He graduated from Williamsport High School, enlisted in the Navy, and married his high school sweetheart, Joyce Zenor.
Bob farmed for 42 years in Indiana and Illinois. He retired in 1991. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf adventures. He was a member of Pence Christian Church until it closed then attended the Williamsport Christian Church. He was a member of American Legion for 77 continuous years and a 32nd degree Mason.
Bob and Joyce had two daughters, Cheryl Fox of Rossville, Illinois and Nikki (Dave) Gretencord of Williamsport. He had 4 grandchildren- Dan (Missy) Mikel, Tami Hack, and Mandy Gretencord - 8 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Bob was preceeded in death by his wife Joyce, his brothers Don and Kenny, their wives, one grandson (John Mikel), two nephews (Mike Fox, Scott Fox), cousins, and many dearly loved friends.

 

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The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Nedra Stump. Nedra passed away on January 6th after a valiant 15 year battle with Parkinson's. Nedra was born October 8th, 1934 in Pence to Robert and Clara Bell Bartlett. She was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School, and studied at the Utterbak-Brown Business College in Danville, IL. She worked at the Citizen's State Bank until staying home to raise her family then worked 20 years at the Montgomery County FSA office.

She married her high school sweetheart James Joseph Stump in 1953 and became a wonderful mother to her four children: Rebecca (David) Cutchin, Lafayette, IN, Stephen (Tracy) Austin, TX, Roberta (Timothy) Connelly, Effingham, IL, and J. Christopher (Cindy) of Westfield, IN.

She was an active poll worker for many years, assisted with 4-H, was a member of Williamsport Christian Church as a child and West Lebanon Presbyterian Church as an adult. She had a beautiful singing voice, and was a terrific, entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Parkinson's Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800 Noblesville, IN 46060 pr the Warren County Community Foundation 31 N. Monroe Street Williamsport, IN 47993 https://www.gradyfuneralhome.com/obituary/nedra-stump

In Loving Memory of our board member, Andy VanMeter

Andy lit up the room.  His wit, humor, compassion, generosity, great ideas, intelligence, smile, laugh, unique ability to look at an issue from many perspectives are just a few of the many things that we will miss about Andy.  Thanks for the great memories. 

 

Donations can be made by clicking on the donate button at the bottom of the page.  There is a spot to leave an optional note. You can make note of who the gift is in memory of.  You can also call 765-764-1501 or email michele@warrencountyfoundation.com to make your wishes known.  Or donations can be mailed to WCCF 31 N. Monroe Street Williamsport, IN 47993.