In Loving Memory...
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.
Rodney Wayne (Rod) Merriman, age 53 of Warren County, IN, passed away at 12:08 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital.
Rod was born on June 2nd, 1969, in Plymouth, IN. He was the son of Janet K. Payne and Donald W. Merriman. Rod was a 1987 graduate of Seeger High School. He was a Warren County resident for most of his life. Rod worked for Mark Tanner burying telephone lines, then later found his god given talent of custom woodworking. After discovering this passion, he started his own business, Merriman Custom Woodworking. His work turned countless houses into homes. Rod always found a way to bring love, laughter, and happiness into this world and to everyone around him, his music being one of several ways. It’s been said that things accomplished here on earth is not what matters, its how you made people feel… how proud we are that Rod accomplished BOTH!
Surviving are: Son, Eli Merriman (Sarah Emrick) of Attica, IN; Daughter, Macie Kerst-Merriman (Logan Cunningham) of Great Falls, MT; Father, Don Merriman (Cheryl) of Williamsport, IN; Mother Jan Turpin (Rick) of Attica, IN; Brother, Roy Merriman (Mindy) of West Lafayette, IN; Step-siblings, Jody (Theresa) Brooks, Lori (Scott) Williams, Kiley (Michael) Gaffaney; Many lifelong friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be held at Williamsport Christian Church on Saturday February 18, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 4:00 p.m. with Minister Jesse Stoner officiating Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Community Foundation. Please feel free to dress casually.
Thomas "Tom" Victor Ringer, 66, of Kent City, Michigan passed away at his home on January 27, 2023.
Tom was born on January 21, 1957 in Williamsport, Indiana to Dr. William A. and Marilyn Ringer. Tom was the oldest of the six Ringer kids and loved to tease his younger siblings. He loved the outdoors, sports, 4-H, boy scouts, and learning.
He graduated from Seeger High School in 1975, and went on to swim and earn his B.A. at DePauw University. He earned his medical degree at Indiana University.
Tom married Janet Price on May 19, 1984. Together they had six beautiful daughters. He was a devoted husband and father, and he could often be found cheering on his girls at soccer matches and cross country and track meets, wearing his red cap, blue sweatshirt, and stopwatch.
He worked for almost 20 years as an ER doctor at St. Vincent Hospital in Williamsport, Indiana, where he touched hundreds of lives and was affectionately known as "the young Doctor Ringer".
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Janet; children Carrie (James) Austin, Mollie (Paul) Ringer-Reidy, Hannah (Dakota) Presler, Emma Ringer, Chelsea (Nate) Welch, and Sadie Ringer; his grandchildren Hadessah and Adara Austin, Alice, Patrick, Rosie, and Hollie Ringer Reidy, Samara, Hazel, and Ivy Presler, Kael, Gabe, and Sera Welch, and Everett Ringer; his parents, Dr. William A and Marilyn Ringer; his siblings Laurel Myers, Jim (Marilyn) Ringer, Bill (Cindy) Ringer, Chris (Mary) Ringer, and Katie (Bob) Tarter. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Donations can be made in Tom's honor to the St. Vincent Hospital Guild Scholarship Fund through the Warren County Community Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to students pursing a career in healthcare. Tom's family feels that this scholarship honors his years of service working at Butterworth Hospital in the Peds ICU and as an ER doctor at St. Vincent Hospital in Williamsport, IN. Checks can be made payable to the Warren County Community Foundation and mailed to 31 N. Monroe Williamsport, IN 47993. You can also make donations online at https://www.warrencountyfoundation.com/copy-of-giving Please make a note in the memo line to designate that it's for Tom Ringer for the St. Vincent Scholarship Fund.
Memorial Service details can be found online:
James David ‘Dave’ ‘Meathead’ Mitton age 69 of Williamsport passed away at 11:30 PM Saturday, December 24, 2022 in Compassus Inpatient Care, Indianapolis from complications of a stroke. He was born in Danville, IL December 1, 1953 son of the late James and Dorothy Ingalsbe Mitton. He married Billie Abernathy Foster in her home January 6, 2007 and she survives.
Meathhead was a 1972 graduate of Fountain Central High School. He was always involved in agriculture and known as a ‘jack of all trades’. He was employed many years on the Mehaffey farm where he was involved in all aspects of production agriculture. Meathead was proficient in operating anything mechanical. He had also driven a semi for Hubner Seeds and a snowplow for State Highway Dept.
He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Lodge joining in 1978…first in West Lebanon, Williamsport and most recently the Pine Village Lodge. He was a ‘Past Master’ several times. Meathead was also active in the Attica Fraternal Order of Eagles…he had served in all officer chairs and board of trustees. He was often found preparing food on the grills or in the kitchen for Friday night dinners at the Eagles.
Visitation hours are 3:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Sterling Christian Church, Veedersburg, with Masonic Services at 8:00 PM by the Pine Village Masonic Lodge. Funeral services are 11:00 AM at the church with Pastor David Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Warren County Community Foundation-Valerie McIntosh Memorial Fund. Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate is assisting the family. Visit us online to sign the guest book or leave a condolence at www.familyandfriendsfh.com
Williamsport - Winifred “Wini” (Miller) Clark, 89, Williamsport, passed away in the Williamsport Health & Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 9:05 a.m.
A memorial gathering will be held in the Attica-Williamsport Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Attica, on Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 1:30 p.m. with Pastors Shawn Carafa and Roger McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in the West Lebanon Cemetery, West Lebanon, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain-Warren County Master Gardener Association; Williamsport Public Library; Warren County Food Coop or the Warren County Community Foundation (Winifred Clark Scholarship Fund).
The Warren County Community Foundation is saddened by the loss of Hubert J. “Shack” Shackleton.
Shack, as he was known by family and friends, was born in Joliet, Illinois on December 23, 1938. He was the son of the late Hubert B. and Beatrice Louise (McCowan) Shackleton. Shack grew up in on the farm near Pine Village and was the Valedictorian of his 1957 graduating class of Pine Village High School. He graduated from Purdue University in 1961 with a B.S. in Agronomy and was named outstanding senior in the School of Agriculture. While at Purdue University, Shack pledged FarmHouse Fraternity. Following graduation from Purdue, Shack taught science at the Williamsport High School for two years, then farmed in Adams Township in Warren County until his retirement.
Shack was an active member in the Warren County community. Shack was a 34-year member and Past President of the Attica-Williamsport Rotary Club, where he received Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award for his contribution to the club. He was a 38-year-member and Past President of the Board of Directors for Williamsport’s Community Hospital (later Ascension St. Vincent Hospital). Shack was a former member and President of the Warren County 4-H Fair Board and instrumental in erecting the Horse Barn. Shack also served on the Board of the Metropolitan School District of Warren County from 1974-1980. He also served on the boards of the: Area IV Agency on Aging; Valley Oaks Health; and the Fountain-Warren County Farm Bureau Coop.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, October 14th, from 5:00 - 8 p.m. with a Rosary Service being recited on Friday at 4:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Saturday, October 15th at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. David Rasner officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warren County Community Foundation, The Rotary Foundation (https://www.rotary.org/en/donate) or the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Entrance Fund. Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
In Loving Memory of our board member, Andy VanMeter
Andy lit up the room. His wit, humor, compassion, generosity, great ideas, intelligence, smile, laugh, and 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.
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