2002

12/16/02: Best wishes for the holidays.


12/4/02: From the Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Robert Eugene Kutch

Robert Eugene Kutch, 60, of Terre Haute, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 in Union Hospital. He was born Oct., 2, 1942, in Clinton, to William Kutch and Sarah Meyers Kutch. After 40 years, he retired from Wabash Fiber Box. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Kutch; three sons, Robert E. Kutch Jr. and wife, Sonja Kutch, Richard J. Kutch and wife, Tracy Kutch, and Andrew M. Kutch and wife, Lori Kutch; two stepsons, William Strassler, and wife, Glenda Strassler, and David Eric Strassler; two daughters, Melissa A. Kennedy and husband, Daniel Kennedy, and Melinda K. Klatt and husband, Scott Klatt; two stepdaughters, Lori A. Denehie and husband, Doug Denehie, and Jackie Simmons; three brothers, John Kutch, Charles Kutch, and Richard Kutch; six sisters, Cecila Todd, Barb Schlapp, Mary Shores, Sally Loesch, Charlotte Roth, and Gloria Grassick; grandchildren, Anna, Rachel, Becky, Mandy, Alicia, Richard II, Nicholas, Adam, Matt, Jacob, Sarah, Jesse and wife, Jessica, Desiree, April, Alex, Brandon, Tyler, Jessica, Cass, Caitlin, Caleb, Jessica, Eric, Billy, Mikenzi, Mariah, and James; great-grandchildren, Ira-Nicole, Jordan, Caleb Robert, Elizabeth Renae, and Megan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Sandy Kutch, his son, Allen Kutch, and his two brothers, William Kutch and Andrew Kutch. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 972 and a member of the German Oberlander Club. Service is 9 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Funeral Home. Burial with military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 972 at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.


10/8/02: Just thought I’d post an update. I have added some more pictures to the NOSTALGIA page, so be sure to take a look. And pleeeze, if anyone has any pictures to share, let me know. The same goes for the CURRENT picture page, which hasn’t had anything added since I first put it on. Come on, folks…I know you’re out there! Finally, one more bit of news…I’m going to be a Grandpa again – my son and his wife are expecting a little brother or sister for Petey, sometime in February! Steve


9/10/02: As most of you probably know by now, I had to change my email address. The new one is penwit@webworkzisp.com. (Sorry it’s so long and complicated!) I also had to change the URL for the website, so be sure to bookmark this new location.


9/9/02: From the Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Earl W. Kelley, 84, of Terre Haute died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, in his residence. He retired from Wabash Fibre Box Co. after 42 years. He was born June 25, 1918, in Terre Haute to Albert Kelley and Mary Finkle Kelley. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Ashley Kelley, whom he married June 5, 1941; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene E. and Beverly Kelley of Richmond and Larry and Kelley Kelley of Greencastle; one daughter, Susan Kelley Hawk and her husband Bill of Terre Haute; one brother, John Kelley of Terre Haute; one sister, Marjorie Kelley of Terre Haute; eight grandchildren, Donna Kelley, DeAnna Kelley, Eric Hancock, Nathan Hancock, Jason Hancock, Kimberley Bartrum, Michael Kelley and Adrienne Kelley; eight stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Lou Kelley. He was a 1937 Garfield High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served two terms as Harrison Township trustee. He was a member of Northside Community Church, Riley American Legion, past director of Good Samaritans, and received the Golden Rule Award from J.C. Penney Co. and the Volunteer Action Center. He worked as manager of the Samaritan Project, which provided a weekly food package to families in dire need. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with the Rev. Roy Carpenter officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.


8/23/02: From Brenda: “For those who have sent my Grandfather well-wishes, I thought I would let you know that last Thursday, August 15, my Grandmother went home to be with the Lord. Grandfather is still at home (health-wise doing well) and is taking one day at a time. They would have been married 69 years in October. I was impressed with the showing of “Wabash folks” at the visitation, given she died on Thursday and we had the visitation and funeral the following day. The cards have provided additional comfort and this is one way I can send a “Thank you” from my Grandfather and family. – Brenda Raley”


8/18/02: “Steve, I have some news I want to share. I am sending a picture of the latest addition to our family. On July 9th we had a little girl. We named her Shaley Ann. She weighed 8 lbs 7 oz., 22″ long. I had to have her c-section due to some problems. I was in labor 24 hours. We are both doing fine now though. Andy of course is the proud daddy and Brittany can’t keep her hands off of her…Audra.” (See CURRENT PIC button.)


7/4/02: from The Terre Haute Tribune-Star:

Kenneth C. Fish, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, in Union Hospital. He was retired from Wabash Fibre Box Co., where he worked for 40 years. He was born to Clifford Fish and Mabel Derringer Fish. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Jean Lewis Fish; one son, Larry Fish and his wife, Janice of Farmersburg; one daughter, Deborah Dunkley and her husband, Ralph of Clinton; two grandchildren, Brad Fish and Brian Cooper; three great-grandchildren; two brothers -in-law, Tom and John Wilkinson; one sister-in-law, Suzanne Boswell; several nieces and nephews; and a friend, Bubba. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday in Roselawn Funeral Home, with military honors. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Saturday.


7/4/02: From Brenda Raley: “John & I took a couple of day trips during a recent week’s vacation. Traveling in Indiana is beautiful. Steve had told me about Metamora some years ago, so John and I enjoyed a hot summer afternoon there. The Canal Boat ride and small shops were really interesting, and the fudge is great! We also drove down to Lincoln’s Boyhood home at Dale, IN. I was very grateful for the modern day in which I live. Thanks Jan for the note to Grandpa, I’ll be sure to pass it along. He’s “rolling” along with his new fancy three-wheel walker. Stay Cool!! – Brenda”


6/29/02: From Jan Hoffman: “I am sure everyone who knows Harold Tichenor from “the good ol’ days” joins me in wishing him a continuing great recovery….it was so good to hear from Brenda and know he is doing well….was just wondering the other day how he was coming along – Hey, Brenda – we all send our very best to “Pappy Tichenor” as they used to call him. Thanks for updating us.”


6/24/02: From Brenda Raley: “As an update from my 4/18/02 note, Grandfather is planning on coming home at the end of the month. He has spent the last 6 weeks in Rehab at Sullivan Living & Health Center. Grandmother has her good and bad days. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and look forward to hearing about those summer vacations. Keep in touch!!! Brenda”


6/21/02: Just when I was wondering whether it was time to pull the plug on the ol’ website, along comes a nice message from Jan Hoffman: “Just learned that Jenny Noort, daughter of Don Noort of the Lexington plant, has been honored by receiving the Tommy Bell Award there in Lexington (the Bell Award is presented annually by the Rotary Club to Fayette County’s outstanding student-athlete)…..Jenny just graduated from Lexington Christian Academy and has received many scholastic honors during her 12 years there as well as being a star on the basketball team and softball team….she has been active in many extra-curricular activities and will be heading to Campbellsville University where she will be an elementary education major and play basketball for the Lady Tigers next year on an athletic and academic scholarship. Nice to hear such fine things about our Weston family, right? Jenny must be a ‘chip off the ol’ block’ as they used to say. Hope everyone is having a great summer.”


4/18/02: From Brenda: “For those who remember my Grandfather, he has been hospitalized since Easter in Sullivan County Hospital with a severe case of pneumonia. He is doing very well, with the exception of a swallowing problem. Anything taken by mouth goes to his lung instead of his stomach, which leads us to believe the swallowing problem probably caused his pneumonia. But we are praying for a positive outcome. What we haven’t told him is that my Grandmother fell and broke her arm a week after he was admitted to the hospital. If anyone would like to send him a word of cheer, you may do so by mailing to Harold Tichenor, 3075 Cottom Drive, Pimento, IN 47866. I know he would enjoy all cards and notes. Thanks – Brenda Raley”


3/25/02: From Jerry Fields: “Just a quick note to let everyone know I am moving back North. I am transferring from Memphis to the IP- Foodservice Business in Shelbyville, IL to be closer to the family. Most of you will remember the location as Imperial Bondware. Well, now the signs have been changed to International Paper. I started working here March 1 and have been very busy learning the new systems, etc. I hope to be moved by mid April. I have bought a house and will be busy getting it ready before the furniture arrives. The kids are very excited that I am close to Terre Haute now and so is DAD!! I’ll write more later. Jerry”


3/18/02: From Brenda Raley: “Greetings from the Raleys!!! I spent last week in Lexington and had a wonderful time back with the “Wabash folks”. Although I was there on assignment, we “Wabash folks” spent some time reminiscing over the “good ‘ol days” and where everyone is now and what they are doing. I have come to believe that “Wabash Folks” are one special breed of people. A good breed!!! I was so glad to read Jan’s comments – cats are good pets to keep around. My two keep John’s blood pressure from getting too low!! And Lisa’s pictures are so good!! I do hope everyone else will join the fun and send in a photo. It is fun to see what we look like now! We are aging well!! Happy Easter – Brenda & John”


3/12/02: From Jan Hoffman: “Steve, checked in on your/our website…..good to see the pics and, particularly, Petey, who is one little doll….looked like you are enjoying the grandfather role very much….good for you…they grow up much too fast. All’s well with the Hoffmans…spent 3 weeks in Las Vegas and a couple of weeks in FL this winter…..after a lifetime of dogs we now have a cat called Queenie who is an excellent mouser and is doing a great job of keeping mice under control here on the farm. Queenie has learned how to get on the iron railing in the garage and lean over and put her paw on the doorknob rattling it and looking in…..never knew cats could be so smart. Next thing she will probably be in here letting us look in! Best wishes to all of the ol’ gang for a wonderful springtime! Jan”


2/4/02: Since this seems to be the season for “state of the union” or “state of the city” speeches, I thought maybe I’d write a little something here about the “state of the website”! Actually, it’s doing just fine…but it is a very lonely little website because almost nobody ever writes to it anymore. I enjoy maintaining it (keeps me out of trouble) and I know you all still look at it sometimes, but it sure would be nice to get a little input from you folks.

I also wanted to let you know that I’m starting something new – a web page that’s sort of like the Nostalgia page, but instead it features newer pictures of former co-workers, friends, etc. Click here to see it, or click the “Current Pics” link above. I’ve started it with a few new pictures, and have also added some from the previous “misc pics” page, but I need YOUR help to make it grow. Everyone is welcome to send in pictures for the new page – just email them to me, or mail them the regular way – I’ll scan them and return to you. Steve


2/1/02: Everything should be working OK now.


1/28/02: I just wanted to advise everyone that the website is still here, but it has gone through some problems because of circumstances beyond my control. The Webhost (the company that furnishes server space to me) has been going through some changes that have affected all my websites and my email too. TEMPORARILY, you can email me at penwit@webworkzisp.com but for the time being my regular email (steve@inetwit.com) will not work, and anything you send there will just disappear forever. Steve

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  1. stacey lynn mevin says:

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