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Listed below are former ISWGA Presidents, Champions and long-time ISWGA participants who have passed away.  If you have information about someone who should be listed here, please email us.

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Margaret "Peg" York

Millie was a member of Woodland Country Club and played in ISWGA 11 times between 1983 and 1991.

November 5, 1925 - July 3, 2021

Delray Beach, FL – Margaret "Peg" York, 95 of Delray Beach, FL, a former 50-year Carmel resident, passed away at her home July 3, 2021. Peg was born November 5, 1925 in McComb, IL to the late Glen and Helen Rankin. She was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Butler University.

Peg owned and operated the York Kindergarten and Day School in Carmel for 33 years. She served on the Carmel Clay School Board for 12 years.

Peg was an avid golfer and member of Woodland Country Club, where she made multiple holes-in-one. She was the winner of the Carmel Rotary Club ROSA award for community service.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 29 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Flanner Buchanan-Carmel, with a memorial service following at 5:00 pm.

Peg was the widow of Jerry H. York. She is survived by her children, Kathy (husband, Jim) Marshall, Becky (husband, Don) Cleveland, Cindy (husband, Mark) Rodenbeck, Steve (wife, Debby) York; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren

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Millie Spalding

Millie was a member of Smock and Sarah Shank and played in ISWGA between 1995 and 2009.

March 21, 1930 - March 21, 2021

Mildred Aline (Key) Spalding, 91, of Beech Grove, passed away peacefully at her home on March 21, 2021. She was born March 21, 1930 in Summer Shade, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Rhoten) Key.

A homemaker, Mildred was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Ave Maria Guild at Our Lady of Grace and the Altar Society at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.  She was also a member of Smock Ladies Golf Club and the Sarah Shank Ladies Golf Club.

Mildred is survived by her children, James Dennis "Jim Denny" (Michelle) Spalding, Rita Spalding and Joe Spalding; grandson, Shane (Emily) Bolton.  In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband, James Francis Spalding in 1989 and her brothers, Jesse, Oscar and Arthur Key.

Liz Wolfla

Liz was a member of Hawk's Tail of Greenfield and played in ISWGA between 1998 and 2017.

December 14, 1939 - February 15, 2021

Elizabeth R. (Freeman) Wolfla, age 81, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle. She was born in Hiseville, Kentucky on December 14, 1939 to Garnett and Lucy (Rogers-Marcum) Freeman. She graduated from Indianapolis Howe High School. 

She was an administrative assistant for Roche Diagnostics for many years. A member of Hawk’s Tail Golf Club and St. Michael Catholic Church. Elizabeth was an avid golfer and attending outings with her friends. She enjoyed the holidays and spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Robert (Sandy) Wolfla of Sulphur Springs, IN and Joe “Nicholas” Wolfla of Mount Saint Francis, IN; grandson, SSGT Robert D. Wolfla, USMC of Camp Lejeune, NC; four great-grandchildren, Gabe Wolfla, Addison Wolfla, Graham Wolfla, and Harper Delellis; brothers, Danny Freeman and Ronald Freeman both of Indianapolis; and a sister, Agatha Frazier of Buford, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Garrett and Lucy Freeman; and brothers, Don Freeman and Carol Freeman. 

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Sylvia Dawson

Silvia played in ISWGA 30 times between 1986 and 2017.

May 21, 1926 - October 7, 2020

Goodyear, AZ - Mrs. Sylvia Dawson, age 94 of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on October 7, 2020 in Surprise, Arizona. Sylvia was born on May 21, 1926 to Elvin and Evalee Hollon in Clay City, Kentucky. 

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lafayette, IN. Sylvia was the Community Relations Director at General Telephone Company in Lafayette; she retired after 30 years of service. Sylvia was an avid golfer and while in her 80's she won the Lafayette Senior Ladies Golf Championship 5 years in a row. 

She is survived by her sons; Michael English, James English, and Phillip English. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Sylvia is preceded in death by her first husband James English and their son Bruce English, and her husband Al Dawson. 

Myrna Qualkinbush
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Myrna Qualkinbush

Myrna played in ISWGA between 1981 and 2003.

December 4, 1930 - October 5, 2020

Myrna Glee Qualkinbush, 89, of Fishers, passed away on October 5, 2020. She was born in Illinois on December 4, 1930.

Myrna was a member of the Castleton Christian Church and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Garrison (Greg); sister, Verna Blackwell (John); 4 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. 

Joan Kuntz
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Joan Kuntz

Joan played in ISWGA 21 times between 1998 and 2019.

October 1, 1939 - September 3, 2020

JOAN C. KUNTZ, 80, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, at home surrounded by family. Born in Canton, Ohio, on Oct. 1, 1939, she was a daughter of Lowell and Jean (Hale) Goard. She met her husband of 61 years, Charlie Mack Kuntz, at Murray State University, where she graduated with a degree in nursing in 1959. Joan received her practical experience at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital as part of the MSU Nursing Curriculum where she was named Miss Owensboro Daviess County Hospital in 1959. Joan's nursing career spanned 39 years. She started her career in Owensboro, Ky., and then worked for five years at Daviess County Hospital in Washington, Ind. When the family moved to Fort Wayne, Joan went to work at Lutheran Hospital where she retired after 34 years of service in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Joan was a loyal fan of the Indiana University Hoosiers, and especially loved basketball. She was an avid golfer, who had five holes-in-one and won the club championship at Orchard Ridge Country Club in 1991 and 1996. She was president of the Fort Wayne Women's Golf Association (FWWGA) in 2005 and 2006 and volunteered throughout her life for both the FWWGA and the men's Fort Wayne Golf Association (FWGA). She was honored by the FWGA with their Outstanding Service Award in 2000. In recognition of her love of the game, the countless hours she volunteered, and her mentorship to the other golfers, Joan was presented with the Marcy Griffin Spirit Award in 2015 from the FWWGA. She enjoyed her golf friends at Brookwood Golf Club and would be tickled that they are celebrating her memory by wearing JK ribbons at the Senior State Women's Golf Tournament this year, which would have been Joan's 20th year playing in the tournament she loved. Joan was unflappable, unassuming, and an incredible cook, and very creative with cross stitch, which was one of her favorite crafts. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Mack Kuntz; son, John (Peggy) Kuntz of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Brandon and Benjamin Kuntz of Fort Wayne, Simon Kuntz of Bloomington, and Caroline Kuntz of Indianapolis; her late sons widow, Maggie Smith of Indianapolis; brother, Spencer (Barbara) Goard of Benton, Ky.; half sisters, Becky (Joe) Grant of Champagne, Ill., Dana (John) Schmidt of Wenatchee, Wash., and Hallie (Mike) Brady of Potter Valley, Calif.; half brother, Cody Goard of San Jose, Calif.; many nieces and nephews, and relatives throughout the states. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Olin Moore; and her eldest son, Steven Mack Kuntz, in 2008. Joan loved having her family together around the table to enjoy the many special dishes she created that became part of the family's traditions. At Joan's request, the family will gather to share a meal and memories instead of holding a public funeral. Both she and the family were extremely grateful for the kindness and support they received from Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. 

Marjory Minnis
Marjory "Marge" Minnis

Marge played in the ISWGA 24 times between 1981 and 2008.

February 27, 1926 - August 7, 2020

Marjory Rose Meyers Minnis (Mimi) passed away on August 7th, at St. Vincent Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born February 27, 1926 to Dr. Robert J. and Margaret Meyers in Indianapolis. 

She graduated from St. Joan of Arc, St. Agnes Academy and Stephens College. She was a buyer at the Wm. H. Block company following graduation from Stephens. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Joseph J. Minnis, and both of her parents.

Marge is survived by her four sisters; Joan Lesch, Mary Lou Gorgol, Anne Lyons, Barbara (David) Haines; one brother, Robert T. (Midge) Meyers; her three children, Joseph R. (Karen) Minnis, Susan (Tom) Souls, and Elizabeth Minnis (Louis Gudema); eight grandchildren, Aaron Minnis, Whitney (Travis) Chapman, Joseph J. Minnis, Ryan (Megan) Souls, Kelly Souls, Sydney Minnis, Lenore Minnis (Alan Bishop), Eleana Gudema; and three great grandchildren, Hannah Chapman, Jasper Chapman, and Charles Souls.

Marge was an avid and accomplished golfer who spent many years playing in the Woodland Country Club Women's league and OLGA. She was competitive in Bridge and Mah Jongg, which she played in person and later on-line until her final days. Marge volunteered at the Little Sisters of the Poor and was active many years at Woodland. She and her family had the opportunity to live for over 3 years in both Sydney, Australia and London, England as a result of her husband Joe's work with Eli Lilly & Company.

A funeral mass for Marjory will be held Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM at St. Luke Catholic Church, 7575 Holliday Dr E, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260. A livestream of the service can be found on the Feeney-Hornak Keystone facebook page. 

IFond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Minnis family.

Darlene Rodebeck
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Darlene Rodenbeck

Darlene played in the ISWGA 14 times between 1981 and 1998.

March 2, 1928 - October 27, 2019

Darlene I. Rodenbeck, 91, of Angola, Indiana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Aperion Care, Angola.  She was born March 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to James A. and Zorado W. (Book) Butt. They preceded her in death.  Darlene married Robert C. Rodenbeck on April 12, 1947, in Fort Wayne, and he survives in Angola.

Darlene worked for several law offices before her retirement in 2000.  She was a member of Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes Church in Angola.  She was an avid golfer.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie L. and Duane DeVaux, of Leo; son and daughter-in-law, Jack C. and Deborah Rodenbeck of Big Otter Lake in Fremont; five grandchildren, Julie Rodenbeck, Justin Rodenbeck, Abby Hinchliffe, Clayton DeVaux and Nick DeVaux; and six great-grandchildren, Arrow, Ben, Autumn, Jensen, Molly and Sydney.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Raymond W. Butt.

Jody Garrigus
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Jody Garrigus

Jody, a former member of Woodland CC,  played in the ISWGA between 1992 and 2008.

August 5, 1934 - September 23, 2019

Joanne (Jody) Louise Jones Garrigus , 85, Carmel, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. Jody was born on August 5th, 1934 to the late Paul and Mildred (Albright), in Lafayette, Indiana. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette, in 1952 and DePauw University 1956. Jody was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She met her future husband, Timothy Parr Garrigus at DePauw. They began married life in New York city in 1957, where they both worked on Wall Street. Returning to Indiana they raised their family in Indianapolis.

Jody was an avid golfer and was so proud of her hole in one at Woodland County Club. She was a docent at Newfields Art Museum, formally The Indianapolis Museum of Art for over 40 years and was pleased to be docent chairman for a term and later President of the Asian Art Society at the IMA. Jody enjoyed traveling the world with other docents and her husband and visited 50 plus countries over 60 years. She visited six of the seven new wonders of the world as well.

She is survived by her brother David P Jones (Susie), daughter Ellen Garrigus Jones (Mike), and sons Andrew Garrigus (Julie), and Michael Garrigus (Peggie) and grandchildren, Jake Jones, Claire Jones, Caitlin Jones, Caroline Jones, Adam Garrigus, Jack Garrigus, Connor Garrigus, and Ryan Garrigus, and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband of 56 years Tim, in 2013

Betty Gill
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Betty Gill

Betty was a member of Delaware Country Club and played in ISWGA between 1985 and 2005.

May 31, 1928 - January 19, 2019

Albany - Betty M. (Ryan) Gill passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday January 19, 2019, at the age of 90. Born in Fairfield, Iowa on May 31, 1928, she was born a twin, along with her brother Bill Ryan. Betty spent most of her early years in Anderson, Indiana and graduated from Anderson High School in 1946. In high school she worked for a lawyer who was a good influence on her and very encouraging. He later became a United States Congressman and sent a telegram congratulating Betty on her marriage. Betty met John R Gill (Bob) the love of her life on a blind date in 1947 and were engaged two years later spending the evening at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. They married in 1950. Betty was a devoted wife and mother to four children. She found great pleasure in cooking and preparing meals every night for the family. She sewed, baked, volunteered at school and was actively involved with the Delta Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa which her mother-in-law, Alcyon Gill founded. She was also active at the Albany United Methodist Church for many years. In later years, she played bridge and became an avid golfer, playing at three courses. She was past president at Walnut Grove, Elks Ladies Golf, and Delaware Country Club. Betty cherished her faith and was especially kind and gentle and enriched the lives of all those she touched.

Surviving are three daughters: Mary Hurt (Darryl), Albany, Tish Flavin, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Jane Gill-Ley, Indianapolis; a son: Steve Gill (Marina), Muncie; twelve grandchildren: Lindsay Peters (Fred), Michael Hurt, Shamus Flavin, Eleanor Flavin, Susan Flavin (John), Julie Crawford (Harry), Kris Cauble (David), Mary Kate Pratt, Ryan Gill (Laura), Chris Gill (Stacy), Whitney Ley, and Preston Ley; eight great-grandchildren; her dear sister: Dee Stottlemyer (Charlie), Sarasota, FL; two sisters-in-law: Ellen Ryan and Dona Ryan, and many loving nieces & nephews who have treated her with a great amount of respect through the years.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bob Gill; her amazing mother: Leota (Ward) Ryan; her father: James Hughes Ryan; three brothers: Pat Ryan (Mary Jane), James Ryan, and Bill Ryan; a sister: Earline Pickle (Frank); a brother-in-law: Jim Gill (Barbara); a son-in-law: Patrick J. Flavin, and her grandson: J.J Flavin.

Jane, Steve and Tish would like to thank Mary and Darryl for the love and great care they gave to Mom these past few years which allowed her to stay at home after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Thank you to the Albany community for your compassion towards our dear mother.

Annabel Hanna
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Annabel Hanna

Annabel was a member of Coyote Creek Golf Club in Fort Wayne and played in ISWGA between 1990 and 1998.

September 18, 1927 - September 22, 2018

Annabel Fern Hanna, 91, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Flora, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  She was born in Whitley County, September 18, 1927 to Owen and Fern (Quinn) Zumbrun.  She was a graduate of Columbia City High School and then attended International Business College in Fort Wayne.  There she became close friends with Louann (Hanna) Starkey.  She introduced Annabel to her brother, Ralph to whom she married December 28, 1947.  He preceded her in death, July 27, 1973.  Annabel was a member of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Bachelor Run Church of the Brethren, and Carroll County Country Club.  She enjoyed golfing, going for walks, and wintering down in Florida.

Mrs. Hanna is survived by her three children, Randy (Winston) Hanna of Aiken, SC, Kristy Lapham of Greenfield, and Amy (Bill) McCalley of Moultrie, GA; seven grandchildren, Kari (Rhett) Palmer, Fawn (Jim) Collingwood, Joel (special friend, Hannah) Lapham, Katy (Erik) Larson, Haley (David) Chandler, Shelley (Michael) Inglesby, and Evan (Morgan) Hanna; 13 greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Betty Sanders.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Robert Zumbrun, Jean Tenney and Lois Schrader.

Marie Leiniger
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Marie Leininger

Marie was a member of Kokomo Country Club and played in ISWGA between 1981 and 1994.

January 5, 1922 - August 4, 2018

Marie Elizabeth Leininger, age 96, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on Saturday August 4, 2018. Marie was born January 16, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Elizabeth Cruse and Frederick Norman Cruse.

Marie and Bill Leininger got married in April of 1947 and were married for 47 years until Bills passing in 1994 . Marie's passion in life was to donate her time while she lived in Kokomo. Marie was an over 40 year volunteer at the Howard Regional Hospital and also a volunteer at the Red Cross. In her spare time she was also an avid bowler and golfer.

Marie is survived by; nephew Jack (Sharon) Cruse, nephew Larry (Cheri) Cruse, nephew Greg Cruse, nephew Mark (Nancy) Cruse, nephew Mike Cruse and nephew Tom (Jennifer) Cruse, Niece Denise Bohanan. Mrs. Leininger also leaves behind 24 Great Nieces and Nephews and 14 Great Great Nieces and Nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband Bill Earl Leininger; father Frederick Norman Cruse; mother Elizabeth Cruse and step father Lodell Goodbar; brother Fred Cruse; brother Robert Cruse and brother Jack Cruse.

Betty Thomas
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Betty Thomas

Betty was a member o1.2f Christiana Creek in Elkhart and played in ISWGA between 1982 and 1998.

December 9, 1925 - January 2, 2018

Betty R. Thomas, 92, of Elkhart passed away at home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Betty was born on December 9, 1925 in Evansville, IN to the late Alexander B. and Jane (Cook) Ritchie.  Her youth was spent between Evansville and Palm Beach, FL.

She eloped with Paul Thomas on January 25, 1945 while both were students at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Betty and Paul had four children: Brian Thomas of Elkhart, Bruce (Connie) Thomas of Owensboro, KY, Jenny (Bryan) Williams of Aurora, CO and Amy Thomas of Bloomington, IN.  They also have eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  Betty is also survived by a brother, Dr. William (Muriel) Ritchie of Evansville.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Ritchie and a daughter-in-law, Mary Thomas.

Betty graduated from Reitz High School in 1942 and from Indiana University in 1946.  While at I.U., she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority, director of the Junior class and received an Indiana Scholarship ring.  She was also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, National Scholastic Fraternity.

After moving to Elkhart in 1948, she became a well-known golfer winning numerous championships including; Four Lakes Women’s Champion, Elk’s Women Champion (15 times) Women’s County Champion (3 times) and the Indiana Senior Women’s Champion (2 times).  She was the co-founder of Paul Thomas Shoes and served as the treasurer for 50 years.  She then co-founded the “Time Was Museum”.  Betty also served as a substitute teacher, was a member of the Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary, a charter member of the board of directors for the Oak Hills Golf Course and was a past president of the Four Lakes Women’s Golf Association and also the Elk’s Women’s Golf Association.  She was a member of the Indiana Women’s Senior Golf Association and a past president of the St. Joseph Valley Golf Association.  A former member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Women’s Circle at Trinity.  Betty was also a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and served on the Catherine Wolf Girl’s High School award committee.  Betty was a proud record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the lowest number of putts (20) for a woman in a round of golf.

Betty Harmless
Betty Ann "Judy" Harmless
Betty, one of the founders of ISWGA, was president of ISWGA in 1983 and 2001 and played in tournaments from 1980 through 2007.

May 14, 1925 - Oct 7, 2017

Betty Ann (Judy) Harmless, 92, died peacefully on October 7, 2017 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living in Greencastle. She was preceded in death by her parents William Fant Judy and Goldie Sears Judy, her loving husband Howard Martin Harmless and six sisters, Madonna Donelson, Wanita Lich, Gail Brown, Katherine Templeman, Iola Kelly, Edna Bee Scobee and a brother, Clinton Fant Judy. A surviving brother Thomas Judy (Betty Ann) resides in Greencastle.
Howard and Betty Ann have three sons, Howard Martin II (Kay deceased), Michael Marion (Susan) and Anthony William (Patti). Grandchildren include Marty (Stephanie), Hillary Church (Jay), Heather Donegan (Bart), Mark, Andrew and Anna, great grandchildren Zeb Church, Franny Church, Betty Harmless and Heidi Harmless.
Betty Ann was born on May 14, 1925 in Bainbridge, Indiana. She grew up on the Judy farm north and west of Greencastle Indiana in Putnam County. One wonderful memory of her childhood was tap dancing to "Happy Days are Here Again" for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a political rally in Indianapolis on September 5, 1936. With World War II raging, she married Howard on May 15, 1942 before he went into the service. Upon graduating from Greencastle High School on May 28, 1943, she joined her husband during his Army Air Corps and Aviation Cadet training at Maxwell Field, North Carolina State and Sioux Falls AFB, South Dakota.
After the war, Betty and Howard moved back to Greencastle and became small business owners with coin laundries and water conditioning as their primary businesses. Betty Ann was very active in the community, Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, Windy Hill Country Club and DePauw University. Her love of golf introduced her to a world of joy and adventure. She was the Windy Hill Club champion numerous times and served as President of the Board. She competed in the Indiana Women's Golf Association (IWGA) State tournament in the 1970's and 1980's and served as its President in 1980. She served on the board of the Indiana Senior Women's Golf Association and served as President in 1983 and 2001. In 1979, Betty Ann won the Old Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) Championship shooting an 85.
When asked by DePauw Athletic Director Ted Katula to become the women's golf team Assistant Coach, she proudly accepted and served from the late 1980's through early 2000's. Betty is a member of Pi Beta Phi and served as Indiana Epsilon Chapter Advisor through the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Saint Andrews was an integral part of her life where she served in many roles and always participated in the church's many activities. She was a member of Tri Kappa and Over the Tea Cups. To fulfil her wishes as a three time cancer survivor, her remains were donated to the Anatomical Education Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
A memorial celebration for Betty Ann will be held at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 520 East Seminary Street, Greencastle on Saturday, October 28th at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Andrews Episcopal Church.

Jean Minneman
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Jean Minneman
Jean was president of ISWGA in 1992 and played in ISWGA from 1982 through 1998.

October 29, 1931 - October 22, 2017

Jean was an avid golfer and belonged to Woodland Country Club in Carmel for 34 years. After moving to Venice, Florida in 1999, she and her husband Jack became members of The Venice Golf and Country Club and was a recent resident of Sarasota.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 2005.

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Nancy Potter
Nancy, a member of Orchard Ridge Country Club, was president of ISWGA in 1998 and played in ISWGA from 1988 through 2000.

October 4, 1931 - September 27, 2017

Nancy J. Potter, 85, of Fort Wayne IN passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at Visiting Nurse Hospice and Home. She was born October 4, 1931 in Lafayette, IN of Francis and Bernice (Sayers) Parker. She grew up in West Lafayette, IN. She graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1950 and married Walter Potter in 1952. Nancy worked for Indiana Bank for many years. During retirement Walt and Nancy spent 13 wonderful years in Venice, FL where she was an active member of Venice-Nokomis UMC. She was a friend to all she met. Over the years, she enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling with many friends at Venice Golf and C.C. and Orchard Ridge C.C. In 2011, Walt and Nancy returned to Fort Wayne and took up residence at the Towne House Retirement Community. Nancy is survived by her children: Rev. Cheryl (Gerry) Garbe of Fort Wayne, Kimberly (Rob) Hunt of Westerville OH, Debra Pollom of Fort Wayne, Kelly (Jon) Koeneman and Gary (Mary) Potter of New Haven IN. Her grandchildren Andrew, Lisa and Jerry Garbe, Austin and Christopher Hunt, Jennifer and Paige Pollom, Ben and Scott Koeneman, Katie Fritz, Sarah Anderson, Amy and Jacob Potter and great-grandchildren, Vera and Charlotte Fritz and Parker Garbe. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Walter Potter and great-grandson, Christian Fritz.

Nancy Potter
Barbara May
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Barbara May
Barbara was a member of Liberty Country Club and played in ISWGA from 2001 through 2014.

April 28, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Barbara S. May, 81, of Liberty, Indiana passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home in Liberty. Barbara was born in Batesville, Indiana on April 28, 1936, the second youngest of seven children of Lester and Stella Hertel. Barbara attended St. Louis Elementary and Oldenburg Academy High School. Upon graduation from Marian University, she taught second grade for a couple of years and then spent full time raising a family. She was an excellent cook, avid reader, and golfer. She loved her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Ronald May, whom she married August 23, 1958; a son, Nicholas May, of Lincoln, Vermont; a daughter, Kristine Hill and her husband Chris, of Richmond, Indiana; a son, Michael May and wife Chris, of Lutz, Florida; a grandson, Noah Reisner, of Richmond, Indiana, and one surviving sister, Pauline Bower, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Barbara attended and was a member of St. Bridget’s Parish in Liberty, Indiana. 

Hilly Baldridge
Hilly Baldridge
Hilly, a member of Kokomo Country Club, was president of ISWGA in 1990 and played in tournaments from 1980 through 1999.

June 18, 1927 - November 22, 2015

Hildreth S. "Hilly" Baldridge, 88, of Kokomo, formerly of Indianapolis and Columbus, passed away at 6:25 A.M., Sunday, November 22, 2015 at The Wellington of Kokomo. She was born June 18, 1927 in Indianapolis to the late Robert H. and Bertha (Coughlin) Shelhorn. She married Warren McKnight "Mack" Baldridge on December 22, 1946 in Indianapolis, and he preceded her in death on October 11, 1984. 

Hilly graduated from Shortridge High School in 1945 and attended Butler University for a short time. She was primarily a homemaker but was employed as a pastoral secretary at First Presbyterian Church for 10 years. She was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church as well as the choir group. Hilly also was a member of various organizations such as PEO in Kokomo, Clio Club in Indianapolis. Hilly enjoyed attending Kokomo Civic Theater productions and was very passionate about golf. She was Howard County Senior Women's Champion for 2 consecutive years during the 1980's. Hilly was a member of the Kokomo Country Club for 33 years and she played golf until after her 86th birthday. Hilly was also active in the Kokomo Great Banquet Community. 

Surviving is daughter, Robbie (Jim) Cooper, of Indianapolis; son, John (Phyllis) Baldridge, of Princeton, Illinois; daughter, Maggie (Bill) Duncan, of Kokomo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Warren; two brothers, Bob and Frank Shelhorn; and one sister, Harriett Pfaff. 

Hilly Baldridge
Roberta McCormick
Roberta McCormick

Roberta A. McCormick went to be with the lord on October 9th, 2015 at Autumn Glenn Assisted Living in Greencastle, IN. Roberta was born November 18th, 1923 to Robert E. and Anna F. Cottingham in Warren County. She graduated from Pine Village High School and was Valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Indiana State and then Purdue.  She married Robert E. McCormick on July 3rd, 1952. They moved to Greencastle and opened Mac's Apparel for Men. They had two children, William (Shirley) McCormick and Trudy (Mike) Cromwell. 

Roberta worked for Public Service for 14 years as a home economist. She was a wonderful cook who loved experimenting with new recipes and enjoyed teaching her craft to others. 

Roberta was an avid golfer and was past president of the Indiana Women's Golf Association. Many family vacations revolved around golf. She also enjoyed playing almost any card game, but became especially proficient at Bridge. One of her favorite past times was watching sports on television, especially her beloved Purdue.

Her memberships included the Greencastle Presbyterian Church, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Windy Hill Country Club and the Indiana Old Ladies Golf Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, both children, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a sister Vivian Martin, daughter in law Shirley McCormick, grandchildren Rob (Stacy) McCormick, Annie Sears, Carie Staggs, Scott Cromwell and 3 great grandchildren.

Roberta McCormick

Roberta was a member of Windy Hill Country Club in Greencastle and participated in the inaugural ISWGA tournament and at least 20 ISWGA Tournaments between 1980 and 2004.

Nov. 18, 1923 - Oct. 9, 2015

Mildred R. Troyer, 95, of West Lafayette, IN, died at 10:35 AM Friday July 24, 2015 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus. She was born October 18, 1919, in Corydon, IN, to Guy H. and Lillie Gleitz Hess. She had four brothers, George, John, Lewis and Paul and two sisters, Helen and Jean.

Her parents and her siblings preceded her in death. She graduated from Corydon High School in 1937. She received an associate degree from Louisville Business College in Louisville, KY.

On September 26, 1942 she married D. Robert Troyer in Corydon. Bob preceded her in death on June 6, 2009. She worked for 26 years as a documentalist for Thermophysical Properties Research Center at Purdue University.

For 20 years following their retirement, they enjoyed spending winters in Gainesville, FL where they enjoyed travelling to visit friends and most of all, golfing year round. Mildred was an avid golfer at the Lafayette Elks Country Club and the Purdue University courses. During her 40+ years of golfing, Mildred recorded three holes-in-one, all at the Elks.

She also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are a son Robert J. Troyer (Diane E.) and a daughter, Juleyan H. Troyer Ness (Terry L.), both of West Lafayette, IN. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Elizabeth Troyer Moxon (Michael), Catherine Troyer Briscoe (John), Eric Ness (Emily), Drew Troyer (Kelly), Kevin Ness and Sarah Troyer Prochot (Joe) and eight great grandchildren, Amanda and Griffin Moxon, Anna, Lauren and Will Briscoe, and Ellie, Will and James Ness.

Mildred Troyer
Mildred Troyer
Mildred Troyer

Mildred participated in the inaugural ISWGA tournament and participated in every ISWGA Tournament between 1980 and 1994.

Oct. 18, 1919 - Jul. 24, 2015

Helen Schlegel
Helen Schlegel
Helen Schlegel

Helen was a member of Woodland Country Club in Carmel and participated in the inaugural ISWGA tournament and 10 more ISWGA Tournaments between 1980 and 1991.

August 16, 1923 - February 8, 2015

Helen Katherine (Jaeger) Schlegel, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, died February 8, 2015, in Venice, Florida. She was born on August 16, 1923, in Belovar, Yugoslavia to Frank and Theresa (Schwartz) Jaeger both naturalized citizens of the United States. At the age of 2 her parents returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Helen graduated from Milwaukee North High School. While in her senior year of nursing at University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, she met her future husband, Dr. Donald M. Schlegel. After she graduated, they were married on November 15, 1946, at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. They recently celebrated their 68th anniversary. 

They settled in Indianapolis, Indiana where she lived an active life until 2007, when they moved to Jacaranda Trace, a retirement community, in Venice, Florida. She was a past president of the 18-hole Women's Golf Association of Woodland Country Club, the Crossroads Guild and Parents Teachers Organization of Eastwood Junior School. She was also a charter member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. She enjoyed travel, reading, bridge, golf and spending time with her extensive family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Frank Jaeger. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald M. Schlegel, son Dr. Gregory (Patricia) Schlegel and daughters Susan (Bob) Melum, Barbara Millis (Dr. Paul Jansen), Judy (Keith) White, and Theresa (Carl) Mueller, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Janet Greenlee

Janet lived in Columbus and played in more than 10 ISWGA tournaments from 1990 through 2006.

Aug. 13, 1934 - Nov. 8, 2014

Janet Greenlee, 80, of Columbus, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday November 8, 2014, in Four Seasons Health Care Center.

Born in Columbus, Indiana August 13, 1934, she was the only child of Harley and Alta Wright Greenlee.

She attended local schools and graduated from Columbus High School in 1951. After high school she attended Purdue University Pharmacy School graduating in 1955. At that time she was one of 18 women graduating.

Janet became the Director of Pharmacy at Bartholomew County Hospital in 1959, retiring from there in 1985. After retirement she worked part time at Holiday Drugs, Option Care Home Infusion and CVS.

She was an avid golfer, past president of South Central Women’s Golf Association and participated in many Indiana Women’s Golf Association and Indiana State Women’s Golf Association tournaments. She was Ladies Champion at Otter Creek Golf Club in 1972 and also belonged to Timbergate and Greenbelt leagues. She was also a member of First Baptist Church.

She was on the same bowling team for 40 years attending many national bowling tournaments.

Her travels after retirement took her to visit over 50 foreign countries. She was always a big sports fan most recently watching the Colts and NASCAR.

She is survived by cousins, Richard Ritz (Lila) of Winter Haven FL, Terry Taylor(Stephanie)of Edinburg, IN, Gaynell Smith(Randy) of Jacksonville, FL, Ryan Smith (Jennifer) of Tulsa, OK, Jill Ward (Craig) of Pittsburg, KS and Shannon Ritz of Bloomington, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Janet Greenlee

Mary Kathleen 'Katie' Fargo, 92, of Indianapolis, devoted wife of Harry, loving mother and grandmother passed away November 6, 2014 after a long fight with Alzheimer's. Katie passed peacefully with her family at her bedside. She was an accomplished golfer with a beautiful natural golf swing. She loved to knit, play bridge and socialize with family and friends. She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and often found solace by praying the rosary

Daughter of Ed and Mae Gannon, Katie grew up in West Lafayette, IN, and was a 1944 graduate of Purdue University. She was a member pf Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and was very involved in a variety of activities on the campus. In 1944 Katie co-authored The Story of Purdue Traditions. She was a life-long Purdue supporter. After graduation Katie was an active member of the Indianapolis Theta Alumnae group and Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic, serving as President in both.

She is survived by her children, Ed Fargo, Teresa Fargo, Elizabeth Kehlenbrink, Jean Castek and Margaret (Karl) Olsen; 9 loving grandchildren, James, Eric, Christine, Lindsey, Hannah, Shannon, Tom, Katie, Mari; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Lennertz and Grace Fargo. She was preceded in death by her sister Rose Santomieri. In her last years she was lovingly cared for by her family. The family would like to express their gratitude to her special caregivers: Janie, Angela, and Rae Jo.

Mary Kathleen "Katie" Fargo

Katie participated in at least 10 ISWGA Tournaments between 1989 and 2001.

Nov. 5, 1922 - Nov. 6, 2014

Kathleen Fargo
Marcy Griffin

Marcy participated in 18 ISWGA Tournaments between 1990 and 2013.

Feb. 24, 1924 - Sep. 20, 2014

Marcy Griffin

Marcelene 'Marcy' Griffin (Mrs. Fort Wayne Golf), age 90, peacefully passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 24, 1924 in Auburn, Indiana to Forrest and Grace Batdorf. Marcy was a graduate of Southside High School, retired as an owner and founder of G&L Corporation and was a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church. She had a passion for golf, achieving 17 hole-in-ones. She was a member of the Orchard Ridge County Club in Ft. Wayne, Rolling Green Golf Club in Sarasota, and the Women's Golf Association. She is the namesake for the Fort Wayne Woman's Golf Association's Spirit Award and played in the city tournament 61 times. She is survived by her son, Michael (Sarasota, FL); 2 grandsons, Brad (Roanoke, IN) and Blake (Columbia, SC); and 2 great-grandsons, Ian and Eli. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Griffin Jr.

Maxine Legener
Maxine Legener

Maxine was a member of Woodland CC in Carmel and participated in at least 5 ISWGA Tournaments between 1983 and 2000.

Aug 3, 1924 - Feb 10, 2014

Maxine O. Legener, 93, of Carmel, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. Maxine was born January 29, 1922 to the late Vernon and Katherine Sarles, who owned the general store in Grantsburg, IN.  Maxine's education began in a one-room schoolhouse in Grantsburg.  She went on to be her class president all four years at English High School.

Maxine was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and was a former member of Woodland Country Club of Carmel and Plantation Golf Course of Venice, FL.

Maxine is survived by her husband of 61 years, John; children, Joseph (fiancée, Virginia) Legener of Atlanta, GA and Mary (husband, Wyatt) Twilleager of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, Sarah and Jason; 7 great grandchildren, including Devin who lives locally.

Loraine Oaks

Loraine played in the first annual ISWGA Tournament in 1980. She was President of ISWGA in 1989.

August 3, 1924 - February 10, 2014

Loraine W. Oaks, 89, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, peacefully in her sleep. She was born on August 3,1924 in Trenton, New Jersey. She is preceded in death by son, Richard Thomas Oaks and loving husband, Richard George Oaks. She is survived by daughter, Karen Oaks Nally, son-in-law Michael Nally, grandson, Ryan Nally and great-grandson, Riley Owen Nally.Loraine was a long time member of Hillview Country Club in Franklin. She spent many winters in Manzanillo Mexico. She was a member of St. John's Church of Christ. Memorial service to be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, with memorial visitation until 3:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Lorraine Oaks
Eileen Clawson

Eileen, a member of Lafayette Country Club, played in the first annual ISWGA Tournament in 1980. She participated in at least 5 ISWGA tournaments through 1990.

April 11, 1922 - December 7, 2013

V. Eileen Clawson, 91, of West Lafayette, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Westminster Village.

Born April 11, 1922, in Ockley, Eileen was the daughter of the late Russel F. and Esther T. (Weida) Clawson. She was raised in Carroll County and was a 1940 honor graduate of Delphi High School.

During World War II, she worked for the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) as a cost statistic clerk. For 40 years, she was an employee and partner of the Ed Grace Company and Steamco Supply, Inc., retiring as the office manager and controller.

Eileen professed to be a lifelong “Hoosier” although she spent winters in Florida for several years.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she formerly served on the Board of Trustees, was a former member of the Lafayette Country Club, Plantation (Fla.) Golf and Country Club, the Plantation Foundation, past president of the Carroll County Youth Organization, and National Honor Society. She served as a volunteer for numerous organizations and functions.

Eileen enjoyed playing golf and bridge and had traveled extensively, visiting all continents of the world with the exception of the North Pole.

She is survived by ten nieces and nephews, Glenda Miller and Virginia Berry (husband: Rex), both of Kokomo, Bill Hathaway (wife: Sandy) of St. George, Utah, Edward D. Cook (wife: Lynn) of Attica, Stanley Hathaway of Los Angeles, Calif., Jayne Cook of West Lafayette, Risa Young (husband: Doug) of Bourbon, David Cook of West Lafayette, Debbie Minniear (husband: Robert) of Delphi, and Michelle Madera (husband: Thomas) of Portland, Oregon; 15 great-nieces and nephews; and 15 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and their husbands, Lucille and Glenn Fisher, Doris and Edward Cook, and Maxine and Donald Hathaway, and a great-great-niece and a greatgreat nephew.

Eileen Clawson
June Bartlemay

June won the ISWGA Championship in 1989

December 19, 1925 - June 5, 2013

R. June Bartlemay, age 87, of Richmond, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Friends Fellowship Community. Born December 19, 1925, in Richmond, to Willie Mack and Abigail Wilkinson Sherrow, she was a life-long resident of Richmond. June was a member of First English Lutheran Church. She was a very active actress in Richmond Civic Theatre, playing roles in Anastasia, Teahouse of the August Moon, Annie Get Your Gun, Pajama Game, and many others. June was an avid golfer. She was 8-time champion of the Richmond Women’s City Amateur Golf Tournament. June was many times the club champion at both Forest Hills and Elks Country Clubs. From 1953 to 1997, she was listed as one of the top three women golfers in Richmond. She was the 1989 Women’s State Senior Golf Champion. In 2008, she was inducted into the Richmond Golf Hall of Fame. Survivors include her son, David Bartlemay of Wausau,Wisconsin; daughters, Diana (Louis) Jaffe of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Robin (John) Myers of DeBary, Florida; 12 grandchildren, Shelley Richter, Christopher Myers, Jeffery Myers, Lara Jaffe, Jennifer Jaffe, Michelle Hengstler, Cari Deutsch, Heather Simon, Jaclyn Bartlemay, Daniel Bartlemay, Rebecca Bartlemay, and Alyse Bartlemay; six great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, I. Victor Bartlemay who died in 2010; daughter, Victoria Deutsch; parents; sister, Beverly Fields; and niece, Bonnie Lynn Fields. 

June Bartlemay
Agnes Gillie

Agnes lived in Fort Wayne and played in ISWGA tournaments from 1981 through 1990.

May 4, 1920 - Nov. 13, 2012

AGNES FLEMING GILLIE, 92, passed away onTuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. She is survived by her son, Doug (Linda) Gillie of Palm Harbor, Fla.; daughters, Nance Gillie, Pam (Joel) Feaster and Jan Gillie, all of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Mike Bedree of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Douglas Gillie; and daughter, Becky Bedree. A Memorial Celebration of Life is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Timber Ridge Golf Club, 2230 East 250 North, Bluffton (IN 46714). Memorials may be made to the Timber Ridge G.C. Junior Golf Association at the same address as above or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675

Agnes Gillie
Barbara Domst

Barbara won the ISWGA Championship in 1992.

Jun 13, 1937 - Oct 24, 2012

Barbara D. (Rucinski) Domst of Hudson, Fla., formerly of Dunkirk, NY died Oct. 24, 2012 in Hudson after a brief illness.
Born in Dunkirk, NY on June 13, 1937 to the late Victoria (Gula) and Michael Rucinski.
Mrs. Domst was a 1954 graduate of Dunkirk High School and a 1971 graduate of Indiana State University where she was supervisor of physical education for the Vigo County Schools Corp. until her retirement in 1997.  She was an avid golfer and won the Indiana State Senior Women's Tournament in 1992 and the United States Senior Olympics in 1993. She also enjoyed fishing and playing blackjack.
Survivors include her best friend and golfing partner of 47 years, Edie Godleski; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Domst, who died May 5, 1967.

Barbara Domst
Mary Ferne Neeson

Ferne won the ISWGA Championship in 1991.

Jan 24, 1927 - Apr 27, 2012

Mary Ferne Neeson, 85, 728 Glen Meadows Parkway, Bedford, passed away peacefully at 10:55 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the home she shared with her daughter. Born in Greene County on Jan. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas Jackson and Opal Fern (Deckard) Elkins. She married Robert Neeson on March 20, 1971, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1998. 

She graduated from Clearspring High School in 1945. After retiring from General Motors in 1971, she was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bedford, the Ladies of the Round Table, former president of Otis Park Ladies Club and former president of South Central Ladies Golf Association. 

She was well known in the community as an avid golfer. She was instrumental in organizing and supporting the Junior Girls Golf Program at Otis Park. She was a champion golfer winning the Bedford Ladies City tournament seven times form 1966 to 1976 and a state champion of the Indiana Senior Women's Golf Association. 

Surviving are two daughters, Marsha Mathews (Charlie Elkins) and Lynn Hane (Mike) of Bedford; stepson, Rod Neeson (Connie) of West Terre Haute; and daughter-in-law, Angie Fisher of Bedford. She also has seven grandchildren, Melissa Alvey (Curt), Kye Louden (Sandra), Carmen Fisher, David Fisher (Kristy), Joseph Neeson (Ashley), Christopher Neeson (Heather), and David Neeson (Crista). She had 17 great-grandchildren, Jake, Maitlyn, Gracyn, Carsyn, Kendlyn, Suttyn, and Jett Alvey, Jenna and Memphis Louden, McKinley and Keegan Fisher, Lilly, Sarah, Evan, Liam, Kyle and Ryland Neeson. Also surviving are one brother, Thomas Edward Elkins (Lorine); two sisters, Carolyn L. Greathouse and Geneva M. Wilmoth (Don); and sisters-in-law, Pamela Critchlow and Rowena Tripp (Gary); several nieces and nephews; and loving friend and caregiver, Betty Lou Hale.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; son, Butch Fisher; sister, Kathleen Cowles; and beloved aunt Altha B. Sutton. 

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Otis Park. The service will begin with the dedication of her memorial limestone bench at hole number 14 at the top of the hill. 

Ferne Neeson
Georgenne Lollar

Georgenne, a member of Eagle Creek GC and Speedway 500, played in many ISWGA tournaments between 1990 and 2000.

Sep. 17, 1933 - March 3, 2012

Georgenne Y. Cassidy Lollar, 78, Indianapolis, passed away March 3, 2012. She was a secretary for Allison's. She was also a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lollar. She is survived by her son, Kevin Lollar; brother, Heber Cassidy, Jr.; grandchildren, Eric, Amanda, Megan, Lauren, Nick; and great grandchildren, Camden and Ethan.

Georgenne Lollar
Eleanor Martin
Eleanor Martin

Eleanor lived in Fort Wayne, played in the ISWGA tournament many times between 1981 and the mid 1990's.  She won the ISWGA Low Putts award in 1983, 1986 and 1991.

Sep. 17, 1933 - March 3, 2012

ELEANOR C. MARTIN, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St.

Betty Carpenter

Betty was a member of Country Club of Terre Haute and played in the ISWGA tournament every year between 1980 and 1991.

Nov. 6, 1923 - Jan. 3, 2012

Elise Ann (Betty) Carpenter passed away on Jan. 3, 2012, at her home in Terre Haute, from Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on Nov. 6, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William and Mary Diehl. She received her RN from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, in April 1945. She earned her BA in chemistry from Heidelberg College of Tiffin, Ohio, in June 1949, while supporting herself by working nights as a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic.

Betty Carpenter

She married Donald Jack Carpenter on Dec. 20, 1949, in Woodsboro, Texas. The couple moved to New Orleans, where she worked as clinical instructor at Tuoro Infirmary, while he finished his medical degree at Tulane. The couple moved to Uniontown, Pa., where she assisted as his nurse in his general practice. After moving to Terre Haute in 1962, she assisted in his ophthalmology practice in Terre Haute, as his surgical nurse and office manager until she retired in 1989 when he closed his practice.

She was an accomplished and avid golfer who played with Allendale Country Club 18 Hole Women’s League for many years. She successfully competed and won in the First and Championship flights in many city and state golf matches. She and her husband played golf several times weekly together until she was in her early eighties. She had been an active member and officer of the Terre Haute Newcomers Club, Women’s Department Club, and volunteered with a variety of organizations including Well Baby Clinic. Her love of life, travel, and new challenges were an inspiration to all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Carpenter, M.D., with whom she recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. She also is survived by a daughter, Susan Carpenter of Indianapolis; two sons, John and Gregory Carpenter of Terre Haute; and a daughter and son-in-law, Elise Striz and Jeff Frithsen of Columbia, Md.; four grandchildren, Craig Carpenter, Anneliese Striz, Andrea Striz and Leonhard Striz and wife Sarah Striz; and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Striz. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Steven Carpenter.

 At her request, there were no services or visitation and cremation services were provided by Mattox-Wood Funeral Home and Crematory. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of their choice.

Wilma Shafer
Wilma Shafer

Wilma lived in Columbus, and participated in at least 12 ISWGA tournaments between 1987 and 2006.

Feb. 2, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2011

Wilma Jean Shafer, 79, of Road 50 North, died at 8:32 p.m. Friday, November 25, 2011 at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Shafer was a long time beautician and the owner of Wilma Jean’s.  She was a member of First Christian Church and Beta Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. An avid golfer, Mrs. Shafer enjoyed participating in the Greenbelt Friday Ladies League and the Wednesday Timbergate Ladies League.  Mrs. Shafer was a loving wife, mom and nana; she will be missed by all.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Shafer’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Scipio February 2, 1932, Mrs. Shafer was the daughter of Charles and Hulda Campbell Greathouse. She married George I. Shafer November 16, 1948.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years; her daughters, Mickey (Gene) Fields and Jo Anna (Rob) Kittle, both of Columbus; grandchildren, Joseph Fields of Columbus, Kathleen Fields Richardson of Eureka, Calif., and Chloe Fields, Haley (Jeff) Kittle Williams, Mallory (Patrick) Maguire and Caroline Kittle, all of Columbus; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shafer was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Larry I. Shafer on April 6, 2002 and a brother, Russell Greathouse.

2005 ISWGA President
Lyda Hannah
Lyda Hannah

Lyda was a member of Maplecrest Country Club in Goshen and participated in at least 5 ISWGA tournaments between 1998 and 2004.

April 12, 1936 - August 30, 2011

Lyda P. Hannah, 75, of Goshen, died Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2011, at her home. She had been ill 22 months.

She was born April 12, 1936 in Clear Creek, Kentucky, to Noah and Nancy "Nannie" (Swinford) Gabbard. She married Richard L. Hannah on June 24, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee. He survives.

Also surviving are her son, Jeffrey G. (Becky) Boomershine of Goshen; a step-daughter, Belinda (Lee) Trantham of Clyde, North Carolina; a step-son, Rev. Daryl (Dedi) Hannah of Waynesville, North Carolina; six grandchildren; five sisters, Evelyn Rhodus of Tucson, Arizona, Manie Evans of Maysville, West Virginia, Margaret Weaver and Betty Riffle, both of Goshen, and Etta Faye Hacker of Park Hills, Kentucky; and a brother, Clifford Gabbard of El Paso, Texas.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Cotton, Juanita Bailey, and Norma Lower.

A 1954 graduate of Goshen High School and 60 year Goshen resident, Mrs. Hannah was a member of Faith United Methodist Church; and a former member of Maplecrest Country Club. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge; and was a fan of Notre Dame and the Colts.

Mrs. Hannah worked for the Elkhart County Auditor Office, County Assessor Office, Treasurer Office and retired from the Township Assessor Office in 1998.

Carolyn Lautner

Carolyn was President of the ISWGA in 1994.  She participated in many tournaments between 1981 and 2000.

October, 07, 1924 - June 16, 2011

Carolyn Pickering Lautner Age 86, an award-winning journalist for The Indianapolis Star for 35 years, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011. A memorial service celebrating Carolyn's life will be held at 1:00 P.M. in Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 East Kessler Blvd., on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Friends are asked to join her family in the Gathering Place of the church after the service for a dessert reception. Known throughout the news industry as "Pick", (she wrote under her maiden name), she was a 1945 cum laude graduate of Butler University and the first woman police reporter in Indiana, having worked a 40-hour week during her final two college years when male reporters were serving their country during World War II. At Butler, "Pick" was a member of Theta Sigma Phi journalism fraternity and Kappa

Carolyn Lautner

Kappa Gamma ​sorority. She competed in basketball, softball, and golf, and was listed in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." Her years at the Star brought five Lester Hunt awards for investigative reporting, a special award from the Seventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for trial coverage, the Frances Wright Matrix Table award in 1972, and national plaudits for being the first reporter in the country to expose the cult lead by Jim Jones, a self-styled pastor whose "flock" was forced to drink lethal cyanide-laced Kool-Aid after Jones' charlatan methods were exposed by the press. Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb named "Pick" a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1970. An avid golfer who covered women's tournaments in Indiana and throughout the country for 25 years, she was a six-time OLGA state champion, (Old Ladies Golf Association), having won her last title in the event for women golfers 50 years and older in 1994 - exactly 20 years after capturing her initial title. She was runner-up to Alice Dye in the 1945 Indianapolis Women's City Championship and was honored in 1988 at the Crooked Stick Women's Classic for her long-time efforts promoting women's golf. She was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 1996. Carolyn was a former member of the Butler Alumni Board and its Advisory Board to the Athletic Department. She was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Golf Foundation, was scoring tent chairman of the Mayflower Golf Classic for five years, and was honorary member of the Country Club of Indianapolis and an active member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Carolyn authored a history of Indiana women's golf - "Indiana's Golfing Gals" - in 1998. The booklet detailed the history of the Indiana Women's Golf Association since its inception in 1921. After early retirement from the Star in 1978, she earned her real estate broker's license and was active in residential real estate sales until 1991. Carolyn was named one of the city's top 10 realtors in 1988 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. She is survived by her daughter, Diane M. Urbain and son in law, James Urbain. A son, David Lautner, preceded her in death in September of 2004. 

Janice Fouts

Janice was President of the ISWGA in 2005.

Aug. 24, 1937 - Jun 1, 2011

Jan Fouts, 73, of West Lafayette, died peacefully at her home at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday, June 01, 2011 after an extended illness.  She was born August 24, 1937 in Lafayette to the late Adolphus and Mary Irene Orrell. In 1955 she graduated from Battle Ground High School and in 1959 received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Purdue University.

Her marriage of 49 years was to Craig C. Fouts on March 21, 1958 in Battle Ground. He died in February of 2007. 

2005 ISWGA President
Janice Fouts

Mrs. Fouts was a history teacher at Chalmers High School and Avon High School for 10 years. Later in life she was also a licensed Realtor for Yount Realty in Lafayette.

In 1971 she helped form the Battle Ground Historical Corporation and was instrumental in the development of the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation. She was the Director of the Tippecanoe Battlefield for many years.  She was a member of Bethel Christian Life Center.  Mrs. Fouts won the George Award for community service in 1974.   She was an avid historian and loved animals, the outdoors, traveling. She enjoyed her beach house in Gulf Shores, Alabama. As a scratch golfer, she won the Indiana State Seniors Tournament and several Edwood Glen club championships.

Surviving is a son, Craig Fouts (wife: Betsy) of Chesterton, Indiana; a daughter, Andrea Olsen (husband: Eric) of Willow Park, Texas and a sister, Sharon Clerget (fiancé: Brad Brookshire) of Chalmers.  Jan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Craig III, Peter, Andrew and Chris.  Preceding her in death with her parents and husband is a brother, Dow Orrell.

2005 ISWGA President
Harriet Lowrie

Harriet participated in 11 ISWGA tournaments between 1982 & 1991.

April 3, 1916 - Nov 14, 2010

Florence Harriet (Strickler) Lowrie, 84, Naperville, Illinois, formerly of Carmel, died Tuesday, November 14.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Carmel, and the Carmel and Woodland country clubs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Memorial services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 25 in Flanner & Buchanan Carmel Mortuary, with calling from 2:00 p.m.

She was the widow of Kenneth Lowrie.

Survivors: sons William, Robert Lowrie; sisters Mildred Dean, Betty Gabor; brother Grover Strickler Jr.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Harriet Lowrie
Norma Nichols
Norma was a member at Connersville Country Club.  She won the 4 Woman Team award and 1st place Low Net in the Championship flight in 1980.  She played in the ISWGA tournaments until the mid 1990's.

Nov. 19, 1920 - Oct. 26, 2010

Norma Nichols, age 89 of Connersville, passed away on Tuesday morning October 26, 2010 at her residence.

Born on November 19, 1920 in Rushville, IN, she is the daughter of the late Claude and Lena Baston Fowler.

She is a member of the Central Christian Church. Norma had worked at Hook’s Drug Store and Bandbox Cleaners and had also owned and operated Mousie’s from 1953.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Randy & Jeanette Nichols of Connersville; a grandson, Randy Jr. & Carrie Nichols of Connersville; two step grandchildren, Joey & Sarah Lakes of Connersville and J.J. & Ken Miller of Carmel.  She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Buford Fowler and her former husband, Virgil “Mousie” Nichols.

Funeral services will be held at Urban Winkler Funeral Home on Thursday October 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm with Rev. James Orr officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Fayette County Cancer Society or the Hospice.

Norma Nichols
2005 ISWGA President
Marion Haughey

Marion participated in the first ISWGA tournament in 1980 and played every year until the mid 1990's.

March 6, 1919 - July 16, 2010

MARION D. HAUGHEY, 91, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Evanston, Ill., she was a home maker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer driver for Homebound Meals for over 30 years; past president of Indiana Women's Golf Association, Fort Wayne Women's Golf Association and Elks 18 Hole Golf League; and a member of the Barr Street Irregulars. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Haughey of Fort Wayne; and daughter, Kathryn Chezik of Huntington, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Catherine (Wade) Danner; and brother, Raymond Danner.  To sign the online guestbook, please visit

Marion Haughey
2005 ISWGA President
Juanita "Skeet" DeLano

Skeet, a member of Kokomo CC, participated in ISWGA tournaments from 1980 through 1990.

Jan 11, 1919 - May 4, 2010

Juanita F. “Skeet” DeLano, 91, Kokomo, passed away at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Northwoods Village, due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was not in pain. She was born Jan. 11, 1919, near Center, to the late Otho and May (Miller) Simpson. She was united in marriage to A.R. (Ray) DeLano, who died Oct. 4, 1990.

She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1936 and Indiana University in 1940. She attended first-year medical school at Indiana University in 1939-40. She was one of four women in a class 132 and was elected class secretary. She was forced to withdraw after her first year for financial reasons. She was employed over the years by Haynes Stellite, Kokomo, Eli Lily, Indianapolis, and Dorothy Edwards Realtor, Kokomo. She was a member of Center Chapter O.E.S. 108. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Kokomo Country Club. Her son, Patrick DeLano, served in Vietnam.

She is survived by son, Patrick D. DeLano, his wife Barbara Rosen and their sons, Dan and Sam, Oakland, Calif.; and son, Steve, and his stepson, Brennan Golightly, Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and four sisters.

Skeet DeLano
Ruth Welch

Ruth, a member of Winchester GC, participated in at least 7 ISWGA tournament between 1982 and 1991.

June 10, 1925 - January 2, 2010

Ruth E. (Hale) Welch, 84, of Winchester, passed away on January 2, 2010 at Summers Pointe in Winchester.

She was born on June 10, 1925 in Randolph County to the late Charles A. and Gladys (Harvey) Hale.  She was a 1943 graduate of McKinley High School.  Ruth was the proprietor of Junior Town for many years.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Winchester Moose and a patroness of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Her many social activities included bowling, golfing and playing bridge.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Kay Kelly of Indianapolis, two daughters, Susan (husband Richard) Fisher of Winchester; Judith Miranda of Naperville, IL; two sons, Philip (wife Naoma) Leader of Mesa, AZ; Paul S. Welch of Indianapolis; and a daughter-in-law, Jacque Welch (wife of Rodney, deceased).  Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Lou (husband Skip) Overmyer of Winchester; Martha (husband Ivan) Barker of Buena Park, CA; and Janet (husband Jerry) Durham of Winchester; and 13 grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, P. Wilmer Welch; a son, Rodney Welch; and a sister, Naomi Overmyer.

Ruth Welch
Hilda "Pete" Renshaw

Pete, a founding member of Woodland CC, participated in at least 6 ISWGA tournaments between 1980 and 1991.

July 12, 1921 - November 20, 2009

Hilda "Pete" Renshaw 88, of Indianapolis, IN passed away peacefully secure in her faith, at home on November 20, 2009. She was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1921 to the late E. B. Peterson and his wife Helen. Hilda graduated from Morrisdale, PA High School and Phillipsburg, PA School of Nursing. She served in the Army Nurse Corps as second Lt. in the European and South Pacific theatres of WWII. While in the South Pacific, she married Lowell Renshaw, an Indianapolis dentist. She worked for many years for the Day Nursery Association and the Visiting Nurse Association. She was a long time member of First Friends Meeting. Hilda and her husband were charter members of Woodland Country Club. She was a competitive golfer, avid birder, dog lover and faithful volunteer at Second Helping Food Rescue. She belonged to Rivera Swim Club where she had a host of friends. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Lowell Renshaw and daughter, Sharon L. Larson and a son-in-law Dr. David Larson of Columbus, IN; grandsons, Eric C. Larson (wife Amy) of Duluth, MN and Andrew M. Larson (wife Megan) of Columbus, IN; great grandsons, Brennen and Colby Larson of Duluth, MN, and Avery, Adler and Michael David Larson of Columbus, IN; sisters, Betty Goetz of Necedah, WI and Mary Louise Troy of Pittsboro, NC; nieces Connie Ames, Laura Yadusky, Brenda Clayton, Jane Sibenaller; nephews, Ben Goetz, David and Ted Morison, Scott Agnew and her beloved sheltie "Faith." She was preceded in death by her father, Ben Peterson; her mothers, Helen and Laura Peterson and an older sister from Martinez, CA, Virginia Morison.

Hilda Renshaw
Pat Nelson

Pat was a member of Coyote Creek GC and played in ISWGA between 1991 and 2005.

July 30, 1934 - January 1, 2009

MARY PAT NELSON, 74, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born on July 30, 1934, in Anderson. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and Elks Country Club; and played in various golf leagues in the area. "Pat was an avid golfer and professional seamstress." Surviving are husband, Charles E.; daughters, LeeAnn (Don) Waldron of Goshen and Patricia Lynn Aalsma of South Whitley; son, Bradley (Kay) Montes of Attica; stepdaughters, Debra (Douglass) Adair of Thermal, Calif. and Sharla (Jeff) Parrish of Ashley; stepson, Steven Nelson (partner, Dave Scott) of Las Vegas, Nev.; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and brother, George J. (Jane) Gear of Angola. She was preceded in death by a son, John R. Montes; and daughter, Lora Sue McHaney. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne St., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Pastor Greg Enstrom officiating. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Pat Neson
Sharon Muncy
2005 ISWGA President
Sharon Muncy

Sharon was a member of Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne and participated in at least 5 ISWGA tournaments between 1998 and 2002.

February 18, 1938 - September 17, 2009

Sharon S. Muncy , 71, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, she was a homemaker. She graduated from Huntertown High School and attended IPFW. She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church, volunteered for St Mary's Warehouse and Soup Kitchen and Christ Child Society. She was an avid Bridge Player and loved to play golf at the Pine Valley Country Club where she was a long time member. She is survived by her sons, Gregory K. (Sue) Muncy of Fort Wayne, Bradley M. (Theresa) Muncy of Spencerville, and Todd M. Muncy of E. Brunswick, NJ; grandchildren, Jade, Jackson, Kyle, Kayla, and Kaylene; sisters, Gloria J. (Dean) Weilbaker, and Judy A. (George) Gandolfo; brothers, Thomas W. Landin, and Dennis L. Landin all of Fort Wayne and lots of lovingl nieces and nephews. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Landin and Marciel Landin. 

Annette Mayhew

Annette participated in the annual ISWGA tournaments almost every year between 1981 and 2002.

Mar. 30, 1997 - Apr. 25, 2009

Annette, 92, a member of the “Greatest Generation" died suddenly April 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and William Akin, her sister, Kate Stevens, her brother, Bud Akin and her husband Jack.

Annette worked as a secretary for Lincoln Insurance Company and a salesperson for Stout’s Shoes. She also worked for L.S. Ayres.  Due to her husband’s work for the Yellow Pages, Annette was a long time member of the Indiana Bell Telephone Pioneers Club. 

She was a graduate of Tech High School where she played tennis and girl’s inter-mural basketball. Blessed with great athleticism, she won the women’s city tennis championship. Later, she became an avid golfer and loved playing in the Woodland ladies group where she won 10 ladies club championships. She was a member of Mohawk Hills and O.L.G.A. where she made many lasting friendships. She long supported Junior Golf in the city and had a hole-in-one at age 88. Our “Me-Maw" will be greatly missed. 

Annette is survived by her son Steve (Beth), daughter Claudia, three grandchildren; Kelly Evans, Zachary Mayhew, Adrienne Keller (Damon) and two step grandchildren, Quiton and Quincy. Her sister, Elizabeth Horst, 95, also survives.

Annette Mayhew
Jane Witherby

Jane was President of the ISWGA in 1984.

June 19, 1919 - Dec. 25, 2008

Margaret Jane Witherby, age 89, of Richmond, died Thursday, December 25, 2008, at Reid Hospital. She was born June 19, 1919 in Richmond to Samuel B. and Mabel Martin and was a lifelong resident of this area. Jane was a graduate of Morton High School and attended McMurry College and Earlham College. She was the former president of the board of the Richmond Coca Cola Bottling Co. Jane served as President of the Richmond Day Nursery for 25 years and served on the board until her passing. Jane was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Wayne County Historical Society. She was a Grey Lady at Reid Hospital more than 40 years. Jane served as president of the Indiana Women’s Golf Association and won 10 Richmond Women’s City Golf Tournaments and was inducted into the Richmond Golf Hall of Fame. Most importantly Jane loved her family and her friends. She always took great interest in their lives. Survivors include her sons, James M. Witherby and wife Angie and Samuel M. Witherby and wife Sandy, both of Richmond; grandchildren, Chad Witherby, Jill Minke and Trisha Witherby. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack R. Witherby, whom she married October 2, 1943, and died March 2, 2000.

Jane Witherby
Joan Cody
Joan, a member at Oak Meadow in Evansville, was President of the ISWGA in 2001.

July 28, 1938 - June 12, 2008

Joan Cody
Shirley Reihman

Shirley participated in the ISWGA tournament over 20 times between 1980 and 2006.

May 18, 1930 - Nov. 19, 2007

Shirley H. Reihman, 77, of Connersville (Indiana), died Monday evening, November 19, 2007, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was a native of South Amana, Iowa, born May 18, 1930 to Herman and Carrie Geiger Shoup, both of whom precede her in death. She was a 1948 graduate of Amana High School and received her degree as a registered nurse from the University of Iowa in 1951. She had been employed as a registered nurse for several years prior to having children. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had served on many boards, including the Landmark Center, Fayette County Public Library, Area Artists Series and YMCA. She had also been a volunteer for the Red Cross and Home Nursing and Expectant Parent classes. Shirley was a dedicated member of the Fayette Garden Club as a master gardener, a master judge of the Indiana Association of Accredited Flower Show Judges and a member of the Indiana Landscape Design Critics. As an avid golfer, she was the winner of the Connersville Country Club 18 Hole Championship on three ocassions. She enjoyed running and placed first in her age division in the 1985 Detroit Marathon. She was the best wife, mom and grandma in the whole world.

Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Reihman, whom she married August 5, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Iowa City, Iowa; three children and their spouses: Dana Reihman, M.D. and Eileen Cravens, M.D. of Richmond, Sheri and Dave Schrock of Cohasset, MN, David W. and Melanie Reihman of Cincinnati, OH; three sisters and their spouses: Betty Waters of Amana, IA, Gladys Winter and David Winter, M.D. of Marshalltown, IA, Wilma and Larry Rettig of South Amana, IA; eight grandchildren: Katie, Anne and Stephanie Reihman, Somer, Emiko and Hanako Schrock, Nick and Carli Reihman; several nieces and nephews.

Shirley Reihman
Suzanne Uslar

Suzanne won the Low Putts award in 1980.  She played in the ISWGA tournament almost every year through the 1990's.

Aug. 24, 1920 - March 15, 2007

SUZANNE G. USLAR, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Milford, Ill., she was the daughter of the late I.M. and Laura (Dorrough) Goldstein. She graduated from St. Mary of-the-Woods College, was a member of Orchard Ridge Country Club, and was an avid golfer, shot a hole-in-one at the age of 85, and a bridge player. She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She is survived by two sons, Edward (Jackie) Uslar and Thomas (Mary) Uslar, both of Fort Wayne; sister, Rosemary George of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Jennifer of Fort Wayne, Nikolaus of Orlando, Fla., Carinne of Los Angeles, Calif., Erich of Chicago, Ill., and Cassandra and Wendy, both of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Uslar, in 2006. 

Suzanne Uslar
Betty Harms
Betty Harms

Betty, a former member of Fort Wayne Elks & Riverbend Golf Course, played in the first ISWGA tournament in 1980 and continued to participate almost every year until the mid 1990's.

Feb. 13, 1918 - Jan. 14, 2007

Betty K. Harms, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away January 14, 2007. She was born February 13, 1918, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to the late Alfred and Lucy Kuehn. Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Karl Kuehn and her sister, Ginger Crane. She is survived by her loving husband, John F. Harms. Other survivors include her sons, John K. Harms and Stephen J. (Meg) Harms and her grandsons, Jeffrey Harms, Timothy Harms, Evan (Monica) Harms, Andrew Harms, Michael Harms and Paul Harms. Visitation will be at the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, 740 E 86th St., Indianapolis from 3-5PM Thursday, January 18, 2007, with a private family service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Pat Huyvaert

Pat won the ISWGA Championship in 1982.  She participated in her last ISWGA tournament in 1999 at Erskine Park.

Nov. 7, 1930 - Feb. 10, 2007

Patricia A. (Baughman) Huyvaert, died February 10, 2007, at her home in South Bend. She was 76. A 1949 graduate of MHS, she married James J. Huyvaert in June 1949 in Mishawaka. The couple owned and operated Huyvaert's TV in Mishawaka, and the family attended St. Bavo Church. Mrs Huyvaert enjoyed golfing at Erskine Golf Club and was course champion for ten years. She was also the mother of the late Robert Huyvaert, who died in 1993. Paul lost his father in 2002.

Pat Huyvaert
JoAnn Price

JoAnn won the IWSGA Championship in 1990 and was ISWGA President in 1993.

Oct. 12, 1928 - Feb. 1, 2006

Jo Ann Price,77, of West Lafayette, died at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. 

Born October 12, 1928 to the late Norman R. and Edith White Price in Poland, OH, she had resided in West Lafayette since 1955. Dr. Price was a member of the Purdue faculty in the Department of Physical Education for women then the merged Department of Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies retiring in 1990 with the rank of Professor Emeritus.  During her tenure at Purdue, Dr. Price taught and coached basketball for women from 1955-1965 in addition to other sports before becoming the Head University Supervisor of Physical Education student teachers. 

JoAnn Price

Also, she was the first woman at Purdue to be selected to the University Athletic Affairs committee for a four-year term and served as chair from 1976-1977. 

After graduating from Poland Seminary High School in 1946, Dr. Price obtained her bachelor of science degree in education from Youngstown State University, her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1955 and her Ed.D. from Indiana University in 1969. Dr. Price's professional activities and honors included serving as an officer at the state and regional levels in several physical education organizations and was presented with the Meritorious Service Award from the Midwest Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; named in the "Who's Who of American Women", awarded the Salute to Women Outstanding Woman in Sports; and inducted into the City of Fort Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame. 

In the Greater Lafayette community, Dr. Price held leadership positions in several sports clubs, was president of the Senior Women's Golf Association and on the YWCA of Greater Lafayette board of directors. An avid golfer, she was Lafayette Women's City Golf Tournament Champion 10 times, Senior Division Champion 10 times; Indiana Senior Women's Golf Champion 5 times, Old Ladies Golf Association 4 times; and Indiana West Central Golf Association winner 15 times. Additionally, she was Lafayette Country Club women's champion on numerous occasions. She retired from active competition in August 2000. In Price's honor, the City Tournament Committee established the Jo-Ann Price Spirit of Golf Award. 

For many years, she taught golf to hundreds of area beginners as part of the Purdue Extension summer program. In 1992, she established the first Women's Basketball Scholarship at Purdue University which bears her name. she was a member of the John Purdue Club, the R.B. Stewart Society, President's Council and Boiler Network Booster Club. 

Preceded in death by her dear friends and golfing partners for over 30 years, Pat Mattox and Jean Hilkert.

Anne Walker

Pat, a member of Sims Oak Hills in Elkhart, participated in many ISWGA tournament from 1982 to 1994. 

July 8, 1927 - Sep. 13, 2005

ELKHART -- Anna L. Walker, 78, of 190 Gage Ave., died at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2005) at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born July 8, 1927, in Hinsdale, Ill., to John and Anna Rimkus. On Sept. 3, 1949, she married Charles J. Walker.

He survives, along with two sons, Charles J. Walker Jr. of El Segundo, Calif., and Kris L. (Kathleen) Walker of Centerville, Va.; two grandchildren; and one sister, Jacqueline Bachert of Elkhart.

She graduated from Knox High School, in Knox, Ind., and attended Elkhart Business College. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Four Lakes Country Club and Oak Hills Golf Course. Formerly employed at the old railroad YMCA, then by Skyline Corp. as an executive secretary, she retired in 1998 from Double Check as a senior tax consultant. She was a 1993 Four Lakes Country Club champion and an avid tennis player.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Richard Dunn will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at Memorials may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.

Anne Walker
Romila "Ro" Bruewer

Ro was a member of Connersville Country Club and was part of the 4 Woman team that won in the 1980 ISWGA tournament.  She played in many more ISWGA tournaments through the late 1980's.  She and her husband moved to Destin, Florida in 1992.

July 5, 1919 - Nov. 17, 2004

Ro Bruewer
Mitzi Prager

Marcy participated in many ISWGA Tournaments between 1993 and 2003.

Oct. 27, 1928 - July 20, 2004

Mitzi R. Prager 75, of Indianapolis, passed away July 20, 2004. Mrs. Prager, a graduate of Meridian Jr. College in Meridian, Mississippi, was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Maple Creek Country Club, and volunteered her time at St. Vincent Hospital. Mrs. Prager was an experienced traveler, a passionate golfer, loved to play bridge with friends, and enjoyed bowling on a women's league. Her husband, David L. Prager, and parents Edmund H. Roth, Sr. and Nita Bertrand Roth preceded Mrs. Prager in death. She is survived by one brother, Sonny (Mary R.) Roth; niece Leigh Anne Roth (Dr. Scott) Litton; nephew, Eric David Roth; great-niece, Mary Elizabeth Litton; and great-nephew, Logan Z. Roth.

Mitzi Prager
Clara Kaeppler

Clara was a member of Morris Park CC in South Bend and was participated in the ISWGA at least 6 times in the 1980's.

June 1, 1910 - July 19, 2003

MISHAWAKA -- Clara Edith Kaeppler, 93, of Mishawaka, died Saturday (July 19, 2003) at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born in La Crosse, Wis., on June 1, 1910, to G.F. Kroner and Clara Kutzborski and married Ernest E. Kaeppler on May 27, 1933. He died in 1964.

Mrs. Kaeppler is survived by one son, Kent K. (Edna) of South Bend; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Itnyre of Stoddard, Wis.; and one brother, Charles Kroner of LaCrescent, Minn.

Mrs. Kaeppler, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, was a member of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, Morris Park Country Club, Pan Hellenic Group, Elks Lodge 235, the Delta Zeta sorority, South Bend Women's Metro Golf Association and South Bend School Men's Wives Association. She also was the honorary president of the St. Joseph Valley Women's Golf Association.

Clara Kaeppler
Patricia Sellers

Pat was from Granger, Indiana and was ISWGA President in 1996.

March 18, 1929 - May 13, 2003

Patricia Sellers
Jane Palmeter
Jane Palmeter

Jane, a member at Christiana Creek Country Club, participated in at least 8 ISWGA tournaments between 1982 and 1991.  Her 4-woman team won twice during that time.

Nov. 29, 1929 - Sept. 17, 2001

ELKHART -- Jane Palmeter, 71, of 2212 Woodland Court, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday (Sept. 17, 2001) at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Palmeter was born on Nov. 29, 1929, in Fortville, Ind., to LeRoy and Gladys (Gwinn) Whetsel.

Survivors include her husband, Welcome, of Destin, Fla.; two sons, Doug of Ironwood, Mich., and Greg of Kenosha, Wis.; one daughter, Stephanie Dahlke of Indianapolis; one stepson, Terry of Ruskin, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjorie Stutsman and Marilyn McEntire, both of Noblesville, Ind. One sister, Bette Donoff, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Palmeter attended Trinity Methodist Church in Elkhart and United Methodist Church in Destin. She was a 1947 graduate of Noblesville High School; a member of Christiana Creek Country Club and Christiana Creek Country Club Ladies Golf League, where her team won the Indiana State Senior Ladies Golf Championship two times; and was a one-time winner of Indiana State Doubles Championship. She also was a volunteer with the Elkhart General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Betty Bitzegaio

Betty, a member at Country Club of Terre Haute, was the ISWGA Junior Representative in 1988 and 1989.

Dec. 20, 1924 - May 14, 2000

Betty Bitzegaio
Lois Sheehan

Lois, a member at Hillview Country Club in Franklin, participated in many ISWGA tournaments between 1980 and 1994.

Jan. 4, 1923 - Dec. 9, 1999

Lois Evelyn Davis Sheehan, 76, died Dec. 9.  She was a homemaker.  She was a graduate of Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.  Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS (amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association of Indiana.  Burial: Holy Cross Cemettery.  She was the widow of Dr. Francis G. Sheehan.  Survivors: children Sally Voland, Thomas C., James A. Sheehan; brother Wendell Davis; six grandchilren.

Lois Sheehan
Dorothy "Dote" Schuette

Dote lived in West Lafayette and was Secretary-Treasurer of ISWGA in 1980 & 1981.

Oct. 11, 1916 - April 24, 1994

Dorothy (Dote) Fother-Gill Schuette, 77, of 1050 Windwood Lane, West Lafayette, dies April 24 in St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, where she had been a patient 11 days and in ill health two months.  Born Oct. 11, 1916, in Detroit, Mich., she was reared in the South Bend and Fort Wayne areas, coming to West Lafayette in 1946.  She graduated from South Bend Riley High School.  Her marriage to Kenneth A. Schuette was on June 7, 1941, in South Bend.  He survives and is retired from IBM.  She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Country Club, Elks Lodge 143 Auxiliary and Eastern Star 507.

An avid golfer, Mrs. Schuette was two-time Lafayette City Golf champion and was champion several times at the Lafayette Country Club and Elks Country Club.  She was past president of the Indiana Women’s Golf Association, pas mother advisor to the West Lafayette Rainbow Girls and was a charter member and served on the executive council of the Purdue Sportswomen society from 1975 to 1981.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Kenneth A. Schuette, Jr. of Lafayette and William A. Schuette of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Schuette
Luise Werking

Luise, a member at Connersville Country Club, was President of the ISWGA in 1982.

July 8 1914 - March 10, 1992

Connersville, Ind. - Services for Luise C. Thornburg Werking, 77, Connersville, a former teacher, businesswoman, aviator and avid Purdue University fan, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Showalter-Blackwell Myers Chapel, with calling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.  Mrs. Werkind died Tuesday.  She had taught in the Cicero-Ardacia, New Harmony and Liberty school districts,  She also had owned and operated Werking Printing Co. with her husband.  She retired in 1986, but still owned the business.  A 1936 Purdue University graduate, she was known for her large collection of Purdue memorabilia and her continuing support of the team.  Jack Carr, director of the Purdue University Alumni Association, called her one of the school’s most loyal fans.  “She’s at the top of the list when I think of people I’m likely to see at every home game.” he said.  Mrs. Werking, a former Hamilton County resident, also was the first woman at Purdue to earn pilot’s wings in the Amelia Earhart Aviation Program.  She was a Women’s Army Corps veteran of World War II.

Mrs. Werking won the women’s division of the 1984 Hole-in-One Contest sponsored by The Indianapolis Star.  She also was the Connersville Country Club’s Women’s Club champion 14 times.  She was a former officer of the Eastern Indiana Ladies Golf Association, the Indiana Senior Women’s Golf Association and the Old Ladies’ Golf Association of Indiana, and a charter member of the last two organizations.

A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, she also was a board member of the Regenstrief Boys and Girls Club and the Quakertown Boating Association.  Survivors: husband, Williams W. Werking; daughters, Wende Shipley and Caron Gipson; son, Vane Lashua; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

Luise Werking
Mary Geiman

Mary, a member of Speedway 500 (now Brickyard Crossing), won the ISWGA Championship in 1985.

July 13, 1922 - Nov. 15, 1989

Mary Madeline Krieg Geiman, 67, Speedway, died Wednesday.  Service will be at 8:30am Saturday in Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel, and at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Christopher Catholic Church, of which she was a member.  She had been a personnel manager for Blocks department stores for 15 years, retiring in 1981.  A member of the U.S. Golf Association, she was chairwoman for Indiana Public Links.  In 1985, Mrs. Geiman was the Indiana senior women's golf champion.  Survivors: husband, Joseph A. Geiman; sons, Joseph, James, Richard and Thomas Geiman; sister, Margarite Starkey; six grandchildren.

Mary Geiman
Terry Bowen

Terry, a founder of the ISWGA, was president of the ISWGA in 1985.

1924 - Oct. 21, 1988

Nell “Terry” Elkin Bowen, 64, Carmel, died Friday, Oct. 21, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.  She was born in Atlanta, Ga., and had moved to Carmel 22 years ago.  She operated the Penthouse Dance Studio in Indianapolis during the early 1950s.  Mrs. Bowen graduation from Marquette University and had attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.  She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Volunteer Emergency Service of the U.S. Navy during World War II, and Daughters of the American Revolution.  She was co-founder and past president of the Indiana Senior Women’s Golf Association.  She was a poet and had translated the entire Bible into poetry.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was a lay reader and the devotions chairman of the Episcopal Church women.  She is survived by her husband Mark E. Bowen; two sons, David P. Bowen of Tampa, Fla., and Thomas M. Bowen of Carmel; a daughter Mary Jane Wagner of Houston, Texas; and a brother Goodwin S. Elkin of Indianapolis.

Terry Bowen
Ginny Pequignot

Ginny, a member of Fort Wayne Elks Club (now Coyote Crossing), played in the ISWGA tournament from 1980 through 1986.

Jan. 13, 1916 - Nov. 24, 1987

Ginny Pequignot
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