U.S. Veteran, WILLIAM MAX NORRIS, age 92 of Lebanon, passed away March 4, 2014 at his daughter's residence. (See photo at http://goo.gl/y9yVjU )
Born November 18, 1921 to the now late Vernon and Agnes Snow (Caldwell) Norris, Max was raised in Thorntown and graduated from Thorntown High School. He served in the Army during WWII as a 1st Sergeant. He married Peggy June (Maple) Norris on Nov. 5, 1944. She survives.
Max and Peggy moved to Sheridan shortly after they were married. Max worked as the manager of McCain's IGA for 25 years. He was a member of the Sheridan Methodist Church and finance head for 25 years. Max was also a Cub Scout Den Leader, Head of United Way and Head of Merchants Assoc. He and his family then moved to Jamestown in 1969 where he purchased the Jamestown IGA. He was a member of the Jamestown United Methodist Church and Head of Stewardship. He was also a member of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce.
Max received many honors through the years including a story in the Indianapolis Star titled "A Grocer Gives Back" and two national articles on his accomplishments as an independent retailer/community philanthropy: "The Grocery Trader" and "Grocergram". He was also honored by Ted Wetterau, President of IGA, National IGA Assoc. at McCormick's Center in Chicago as one of four national recipients for overall accomplishments as an independent grocer. He was noted for "cooking shows" held each year in Boone County with donations given to Western Boone and Tri-West Schools. He received the Sheridan Merchants Association Award for outstanding community contributions. He organized and raised funds to secure the first town Christmas decorations in both Sheridan and Jamestown.
Once told while serving as a store manager..."You spend more time out in the streets than you do in my store." Max stated: He was so na"ive, he didn't understand that's why the store thrived-no one can put a price on goodwill - Max Norris.
Upon his retirement, Max and Peggy moved to Lebanon. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Max enjoyed being around people, listening to music and being with family. He and Peggy celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy and three children: Steven M. Norris of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, William J. "Bill" Norris of Brownstown, IN and Suzan K. Norris of Lebanon; five grandchildren: Steven Norris of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Lisa Norris of West Palm Beach, FL, Jill Norris of Brownstown, IN, Kristyn Norris of Lebanon, IN and David Norris of Lebanon, IN and six great-grandchildren. Max was preceded in death by his brothers Gene Norris and Harry Norris.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 4:00 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com
where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions in Max's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org
Crafters and Collectors Dream Estate Sale at the Estate of Elizabeth Burton 3107 W. South Drive, Sheridan, IN 46069
Sunday, March 9 from 9AM - 5PM
EVEN DOLLAR - CASH ONLY - SALE!
ONE DAY ONLY! THIS SUNDAY
40+ Longaberger baskets and cookie molds, 50+ John Deer scaled implements, COKE machine, 36" Coke Button, soda fountain crocks, pumps and dishes; Large horse sleigh bells, horse harness, vintage hats and wool clothing, woodshop TOOLS, drill press, table saw, Baby Lock Companion 7000 & Toyota serger sewing machine, Avon, board games, Lamps, tables, collectible Barbie and Porcelain Dolls, 70's vintage bedroom suite, bookshelves, roll top desk, flat top desk, cherry entertainment center, kitchen ware, entertaining dishes - Fairfield and glasses, cake decorating supplies, crystal scales, glass display case, holiday decorations, handmade items and lots of crafting supplies, old books, > 100 craft and cook books, 3 drawer wood chest, Large wooden tool chest, 8 track tapes and player, records and vintage record player, VHS player and > 100 VHS tapes, >100 Music CD's, knickknacks, pictures, Extra large deep freezer, Maytag Washer and Dryer, humidifier, Metal tins, mason jars, antique irons, 3 side tables, sofa beds and fishing gear.
Rehearsals for the Sheridan Community Easter Sunrise Musical will begin.....
Date: Sunday~March 16th
Place: Sheridan First United Methodist Church
All Sheridan Area singers are warmly invited to participate in this annual musical celebration of the life of Christ. For those who participated last year, please bring your copy of The Story. For more information, contact~Nancy Kerr@ 317- 695-2115
SHERIDAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Each spring the Sheridan Historical Society produces the Boxley Lecture Series and the annual Society dinner. For 2104 these two events are being combined into one program because of the availability of a very special guest speaker. NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Jerry Ross will be in town.
Ross has a special connection with Indiana and especially Sheridan. In addition to being a native of Crown Point, his wife Karen grew up right here in Sheridan. Ross and his future wife met while undergraduates at Purdue.
Jerry Ross is a United States Air Force officer, retired, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him a record holder for most spaceflights (a record he shares with Franklin Chang-Diaz). His papers, photographs and many personal items are in the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives at Purdue University. On February 7, 2014, it was announced that Ross will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame during ceremonies in May.
Karen Pearson Ross was manager of food and product support with United Space Alliance (USA). The USA Food Processing Team is responsible for the procurement, testing, preparation, packaging and stowage of food for NASA's
space shuttle program and food processing for the International Space Station. She has been widely acclaimed for her innovative research into space flight nutrition.
In addition to visiting with students at Sheridan Community Schools, Mr. Ross will be the guest speaker at the Sheridan Historical Society's annual dinner which is a fund raising event for the Society. The dinner will take place beginning at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 20 at the Six Points Wesleyan Church. Tickets for the dinner are $25 and available from Vicki Remsen (317-758-5198) or may be purchased in person at the Sheridan Public Library. The reservation deadline is March 18th.
The event planners are hoping for a good turnout at the dinner to show Mr. and Mrs. Ross that Sheridan is a community that values its heritage and the people responsible for it. For further information about this unique program, please contact Steve Martin, Society vice-president, at the library (317-758-5201). We hope to see you there!
PHOTO CAPTION: NASA Shuttle Astronaut Jerry Ross
The Sheridan High School Class of 1964 is looking for the following classmates: Eugene Mullins and Barbara Parker.
If anyone knows how to get in touch with them, please e-mail Carolyn Haughey McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Hoffman Hadley at email@example.com.
Riverview Hospital has lifted visitor restrictions that were put into place to protect its patients, families, staff members and community from unnecessary exposure to influenza. Normal visitation at the hospital has resumed.
Sheridan Elementary Connection March 2014
Greetings to each of you! Winter is still making its presence felt, but I know we all are looking forward to the beginning of Spring in just a few weeks.
We want to wish our fifth grader, Leah Moorman good luck in the Hamilton County Regional Spelling Bee at The Monon Center in Carmel on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30 pm. Go Leah Moorman...and congratulations to fourth grader, Lexi Woodcock for being the runner-up.
Our "Run for the Arts" kick-off will be Friday, March 14th. Students will be collecting funds following the kick-off for approximately 2 weeks to help bring more art related programs and activities to our school. Thank you for your support and interest in this area.
Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled for Thursday, April 17th from 4-6:30 at the elementary. A child must turn 5 on or before August 1, 2014 to register for the 2014-2015 school year. Testing for these students will follow in May, which will be scheduled at the Round Up.
Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will soon be taking the ISTEP+. Please make sure that they come to school well rested, with a good breakfast and focused on doing their personal best.
Thank you, Parents, for being there for your children; checking with them each day and seeing that homework is done...and done well! You are greatly needed and appreciated! I personally believe that being a 24/7 parent is the most difficult job bar none. Being a proper role model in the home and setting proper limits is difficult but extremely necessary. Together we are making a difference!
Thanks for your support! I hope you and your family are doing well. Don't hesitate to give us a call if we can be of help in any way.
Dean C. Welbaum
LARRY J. "CHUNK" PEARSON, age 73 of Westfield, formerly of Carmel, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Larry was born July 24, 1940 in Sheridan to the late Ross D. and A. Bernice Pearson. He was a Sheridan High School graduate. He was a real estate developer; beginning his career with Kaiser Real Estate and retiring from FC Tucker in 2000 after 40 years.
Larry attended Church at the Crossing, did prison ministry and was a member of the Gideon's and DeMolay. Larry was a sports enthusiast, especially enjoyed watching his older son play hockey at Purdue and his younger son scoring the first touch-down in the Carmel Stadium.
Larry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucinda Sloan Pearson; children, Hans Jefferson David Pearson, Gretta Danielle Pearson and Johnathan David Pearson; brothers, Phillip A. and John W.
Pearson and their wives, Connie and Linda; 5 nieces and 2 nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the if Alzheimer's Association , St. Vincent Hospice or the Wheeler Mission.
LORNA D. HARBAUGH, age 94 of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday morning, February 28, 2014, at Marquette Health Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born December 20, 1919 in Sheridan, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late C. Roe and Edith (Clements) Hawkins. Lorna was a 1938 graduate of Sheridan High School. She worked for General Electric/Wellman, in Shelbyville, in the production department for several years.
Lorna was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She attended St. Paul Methodist Church in Rushville for many years. On April 23, 1938 Lorna married Everett Arles Harbaugh, he preceded her in death on December 10, 1988.
She is survived by 2 sons, Ronald D. (Shirley) Harbaugh of Cincinnati, OH and Terry G. (Marilyn) Harbaugh of Port Angeles, Washington; 1 daughter, Janis (Jerry) Gershman of Carmel; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Rosalie Ogle of Sheridan and Arlayne Knight of Crawfordsville.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 1 sister: Rowena Dice; 4 brothers: Keifer Hawkins, Malcolm Hawkins, Ishmael Hawkins and Waldemar Clements; 1 grandson: Thomas Harbaugh; 2 great grandchildren: Diana King and Adam Dean and 2 great-great grandchildren: Aaron King and Akira King.
Lorna's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Marquette Health Center and to St. Vincent Hospice for their professionalism and for all of their loving care and concern.
Burial: Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to the American Heart Association.
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BARB HIATT IS RETIRING APRIL 1st - After nearly 17 years of composing her "Our Home Town" newsletter for the folks of Sheridan, Barb Hiatt has concluded this long-standing series. Barb will continue sending her emailed news alerts through April 1st, 2014, after which she plans to retire from her many years of volunteer service. To honor her life's work, we invite you to come join us for a tribute and Reception, to be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 6:00pm at Sheridan Community Center, 300 East 6th St, Sheridan, IN. Refreshments will be served. If you can attend, please RSVP by March 21st at www.sheridannews.net/rsvp/.
Also, if you have enjoyed the many years of articles, stories, history and photos relating to Sheridan in Our Home Town, you can own a complete copy of all 240 editions on CD-Rom to enjoy and share for years to come. We are making this available to you for any gift of of $25 or more, which will go to Barb as a surprise retirement-appreciation gift (it's a surprise, at least until she reads this!). This is a great way to preserve this valuable 17-year history of Sheridan for your family and loved-ones... and also to bless Barb for all the years she donated to make this happen. To donate your love gift to Barb and get your copy, go to www.sheridannews.net/cd/. - From Dale Robbins
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