Obituaries, February 10 , 2024

Written on 02/10/2024

Herman Ellis Lorenz

Herman Ellis Lorenz, age 80, of Elwood passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024, while surrounded by his loving family. Herman was born in Kokomo, Indiana on April 8, 1943, to his parents, Ralph Lorenz and Naomi Georganna (Kendall) Lorenz. Herman married Lucille (Mullins) Lorenz on August 10, 1976, and the two enjoyed 47 years together.

Herman graduated from Eastern High School in the class of 1961. He then went on to earn his certification in pipefitting. Through the years, Herman worked for American Standard, Gerber and Firestone. Herman was a hard worker and always provided well for his family.

When he wasn’t working you may have found him fishing, reading, playing violin, or riding his Cushman scooter. Herman was part of the Vintage Motorbike Club in Portland, IN, for 30 years. Herman was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his faith was important to him.

More than anything, Herman’s best moments were spent with his dear family. He was kind-hearted, sweet, loved talking to people, and was always very generous with his time. Herman was also incredibly compassionate; this was articulated well in his love and care for animals. They broke the mold with Herman, and he will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him!

Those left to carry on Herman’s legacy of love are his wife, Lucy Lorenz; son, Steve (Lisa) Lorenz; stepchildren, Terry (Sheryl) Jones, Brenda (Jerry) Sallee, Velma Jones; brother, Toney (Angie) Lorenz; daughter-in-law, Debbie Lorenz; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Herman was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Ralph & Naomi Georganna Lorenz; son, Gregory Lorenz; and granddaughter, Brooke Ann Lorenz.

A funeral service celebrating Herman’s life will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton, with Pastor Keith Hannah officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Committal will be held in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery immediately following the service.

Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lorenz family in their time of need.

G. Naydeane Booe

G. Naydeane Booe, 93, Kokomo, passed away at 2:25 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo. She was born May 12, 1930, in Veedersburg, IN, the daughter of the late Kelso R. & Elma M. (Helms) Lightle. On October 22, 1954, in Veedersburg, IN, she married Robert B. Booe who preceded her in death on November 8, 2008.

Naydeane was a 1948 graduate of Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. She worked as a secretary for various offices but her most valuable job was as a homemaker, taking care of and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, now One Church. She loved to sew, cook and was an avid reader of books, especially Amish romance novels and detective stories.

Naydeane is survived by her daughter, Susan L. Johnson, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Jeremy D. (Kristen) Johnson, Steven E. Johnson and Rachel L. Johnson; three great-grandchildren, Jake, Katie and Ryan Johnson; siblings, Eldon (Susie) Lightle and Sharon (Terry) Mercer; sisters-in-law, Patricia Booe, Lehigh Acres, FL and Lucille Booe, Veedersburg, IN, along with several nieces and nephews.

Naydeane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; sister, Delores (Gene) Wilson; infant sister, Donna Susan Lightle; and granddaughter, Lori Ann Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Stan Zurcher officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-2 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Naydeane’s memory to the Dementia Society of America, Messages of condolence may be left online at

Carroll Dean Jervis

Carroll Dean Jervis, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024, at the age of 79 in Kokomo, Indiana. Born on April 23, 1944, in Flora, Indiana, to Byron and Evelyn Jervis, Carroll grew up to be a man of humor, faith, and courage, touching the lives of all who knew him.

Carroll's life was a testament to enduring love and commitment. He was married to the love of his life, Beverly Zimmerman Jervis, for nearly six decades, a union that was blessed with laughter, devotion, and two wonderful children, Bradley Jervis (Dianne) and Jenifer Bess (James Spencer). His legacy continued to flourish through his beloved grandchildren, Craig Jervis, John Jervis (Kayla), Amanda Arnett (Kyle), and Kyle Bess (Cieara), and he was overjoyed to be a great-grandfather to Roxanna, Brent, Alexis, Wrileigh, Rayghann, Aurora, Ezra, Nora, Lyra, and Levi. Also surviving Carroll is his beloved siblings, Clarence Jervis (Sandra) and Teresa Maxwell.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and baby boy, Craig Allen Jervis, brother, Marvin Jervis, and brother-in-law, Phil Maxwell.

Carroll's professional life was marked by his dedicated service at Delco Electronics, where he worked as a Die Setter. His colleagues knew him as a man who brought not only his skills but also his wit and camaraderie to the workplace. Beyond his work, Carroll was actively involved in various associations, contributing his time and energy to causes and activities that benefited his community.

A man of the outdoors, Carroll found solace and joy in hunting and farming, activities he cherished sharing with his grandson. He had a special knack for hunting Morel mushrooms, a skill he passed down through the generations. In his younger years, Carroll was an avid pool player, and he never lost his love for the game. However, his greatest pleasure came from playing with and spending time with his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.

Carroll's sense of humor was unparalleled, and his ability to bring a smile to anyone's face will be fondly remembered. His faith was a guiding force throughout his life, providing strength and comfort to him and those around him. And his courage, especially in the face of life's challenges, inspired all who had the privilege of knowing him.

As we bid farewell to Carroll Dean Jervis, we celebrate a life lived with joy, love, and an unwavering spirit. He will be deeply missed, but the memories he created with his family and friends will continue to bring warmth and comfort to all who were blessed to be a part of his journey. Carroll's life was a beautiful reflection of the values he held dear, and his legacy will endure through the lives of those he touched.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Carroll Dean Jervis, you have left an indelible mark on this world, and your spirit will forever remain in the hearts of your loved ones. Rest in peace, dear Carroll, until we meet again.

Services for Carroll will take place at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church, 1900 South Berkley Road in Kokomo on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Gathering of friends and family will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the Funeral ceremony lead by Pastor Jeff Russell will begin at 6:00 pm. A graveside service will take place Wednesday at 12 pm at Ball Hill cemetery in Cutler.

Charles D. Stroud

Charles D. Stroud, 76, Kokomo, passed away at 4:40 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at his home.

Charles, fondly known as “Charlie”, was born in Coffee County, TN, on January 21, 1948, to the late Denton Charles “DC” and Mary Helen (Hansert) Stroud. He graduated from Morton Memorial High School in 1967 then enlisted in the military where he honorably served his country for 28 years with the United States Marine Corps and Army Reserves. Along the way he found and married his wife of nearly 50 years, Camelita Leisure, and she survives. Charlie then worked for Chrysler Corporation and retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Salvation Army, American Legion, and local UAW 685. He also enjoyed working for Night Magic as a firework pyrotechnician. He loved spending time with his family, going to the movies, gardening, being ornery, and bringing a smile to others. He was a God-loving, hardworking, kind & generous man who never met a stranger. No matter how one came to know him, Charlie positively impacted the lives of all he met, and he will be greatly missed.

Along with his wife Carmie, Charlie is survived by his children, Brandon Stroud, and Chanteal (Chad) VanCamp; grandchildren, Payton (Gracie) Stroud, and Amari VanCamp; great-grandchild, Oaklynn Charlie Stroud; brother, Donnie Decker; sister, Mary Nix; brother-in-law, Ronnie Shuck; extended family in Tennessee; honorary family members, Bradley “Doc” (Barb Miller) Vossberg, Kevin (Crissy) Purvis; and faithful furry companion, Chompers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Coby Denton Stroud; sisters, Brenda Offutt, and Judy Shuck; sister-in-law, Shirley Decker; extended family members of Tennessee; and faithful furry companion, Squirrel.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Major David Luft officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps and Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends may visit with the family from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kokomo Salvation Army. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Inge Maria Wolf

Inge Maria Wolf, 92, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away February 8, 2024. She was born on January 23, 1932 in Baden, Austria the daughter of Ernest and Maria Gruber.

In April of 1958, she married Johannes Wolf. Together they raised two daughters Christina and Isabella. They moved to the United States in 1964. Inge became a citizen of the United States in 1976. She retired from General Motors after over 30 years of service. Inge enjoyed cooking and baking during the holidays and sharing her Austrian heritage this way with her friends and neighbors. Her handmade cookie filled boxes brought joy to families.

Surviving relatives include her two daughter, Christina "Tina" Raborn of Kokomo, IN and Isabella Chism (Kent) of Galveston, IN; grandchildren, Chad Chism (Hang); Elizabeth Boxell (Joshua); Kristine Baker (Sam); Justin Raborn (Courtney); Tristan Raborn (Ashley); John Raborn (Abbie); 13 great grandchildren and a special friend, Mary Welcher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister, great grandson Nolan Raborn, and a special friend Belva Huff.

A private memorial gathering will take place at Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo, IN. Share a memory with the family at Memorial contribution can be made to the Alzheimer Association.

Okcha Kim Conley

Okcha Kim Conley, 75 years old, of Kokomo, passed away 4:39 pm Wednesday February 7, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo. She was born in Seoul, Korea on July 15, 1948.

Okcha moved to the United States in her early 20’s. She worked at General Motors on the assembly line and production for 29 years. She was a Christian woman who loved God and she formerly attended First Assembly of God in Kokomo. She was active in the Korean Church. She will be remembered for always being a great friend. Okcha was a generous and giving woman who would help anybody in need. She was passionate about nature and enjoyed wildflowers and being outdoors. She was an animal lover and adored her pet cats, dog, and she liked feeding the ducks at Highland Park.

Okcha is survived by her daughter, Teresa Conley; and 2 brothers in Korea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and the father of their child, Daniel Edward Conley.

In honor of Okcha’s wishes, there will be no public services held. Cremation has been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Bob Wylie

Bob Wylie passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. He was born on January 2nd, 1940, to Jewel and Clayton Wylie. On April 18, 1964, he married Kathie Lamb who survives.

Bob was a graduate of Kokomo HS, class of 1959. He worked at Continental Steel for several years then went into home sales at Robbins Homes. He later had his own real estate business, Bob Wylie Realty.

Along with his wife, Kathie, Bob is survived by his son, John Wylie; daughter Laura Wylie; and granddaughter Kate Wylie of Newton, Mass.

He is also survived by his brother, Ralph (Judy) Wylie; sisters, Deborah (George) McConnell of Kokomo and Shirley (Jeff) Roache; and sisters-in-law, Kathy Wylie of Kokomo, and Margie Means of Russiaville.

He was preceded in death by his sister and her husband, Ozina (Jim) Archer; and a brother, Lloyd Wylie.

No viewing or visitation is planned, per Bob’s wishes. A celebration of life will be held at a future date this summer. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.