Obituaries, May 21, 2024

Written on 05/21/2024

Norma M. Lamb

Norma M. Lamb, age 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Kokomo Ascension St. Vincent Hospital. She was the daughter of Irvin and Emma (Heldt) Spangler, born November 4, 1928, in Howard County and spent her life in the rural Kokomo and Greentown farming communities. She graduated from Greentown High School in 1947 where she was active in the music department. She worked at Continental Steel in Kokomo before devoting herself as a full-time wife and mother. Norma was a life-long member of Kokomo Zion Church where she served as pianist for many years, and the Converse #334 Order of the Eastern Star.

Norma married Wesley (Chris) Lamb on November 22, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2004. Together they had two sons, Kevin (Sheila) Lamb of Bunker Hill and Kim (Pam) Lamb of Amboy. Other survivors include her five grandchildren: Mason Lamb of Amboy, Steph (Jeff) Gamble of Peru, Ryan Lamb of Springfield, MO, Kory Lamb of Zionsville, and Brittany Lamb of Kokomo. Also surviving are 6 great-grandchildren, a brother-in-law, John Troyer, and sister-in-law, Norma Jean Spangler, and many nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Eugene (Virginia) Spangler, Mary (Harold) Kendall, Ruth (Charles) Moore, June Troyer, and Charles Spangler.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Compassus Hospice staff – especially Norma’s nurse Jamie, for their love, compassion, and support during Norma’s illness.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Kokomo Zion Church, 5051 Co. Rd East 400 North, with burial to follow in Kokomo Zion Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour before services at Kokomo Zion Church. An Eastern Star rites service will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Kokomo Zion Church Piano Fund. Hasler & Stout Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harvey David Carpenter

Harvey David Carpenter, 81, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away May 18, 2024. He was born on September 25, 1942, in Rogersville, Tennessee, the son of John and Eliza Ruth (Davis) Carpenter. He married Debbie Carpenter (Name) who survives. Dave retired from Chrysler in 1999 and also did carpentry work. He was an avid IU fan and loved Bobby Knight. Dave loved watching any and all sports. He enjoyed spending time at the lake years ago. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a member of VFW #1152.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Debbie; children, David (Mary) Paul, Leslie (Scott) Armstrong, Mary Beth (Steve) Browning; grandchildren, Megan Browning, Natalia Orbaugh, David N. Paul, Emmanuel Carpenter, Jessica Browning, Ally Luckey; great-grandchildren, Liam Carpenter, Nicholas Spare, Mariell Browning, Caitlynn Fisher; sister, Helen Webb; one special nephew, Jimmy Carpenter; and cat, Jodie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters; one brother; great-grandchild, Riley.

Visitation will take place from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center. Funeral services will take place at 12:00 PM Friday, May 24, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902. The Carpenter family requests that visitors dress casually or wear IU apparel to the visitation and service. Memorial contributions can be made to VFW #1152 and the Kokomo Humane Society. Burial will follow at Kokomo Memorial Park Kokomo, Indiana. Share a memory with the family at

Saradawn Nichole Johnson

Saradawn Nichole Johnson, 39, Kokomo, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 11, 2024. She was born in Berrien Springs, MI, on November 10, 1984. She married Michael Johnson in Kokomo on June 24, 2011, and he survives.

Saradawn graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and attended Wayne County Community College District. She worked for Chrysler Corporation for 10 years and was known as “Line Mama” by her coworkers. Saradawn was a member of Fuel Church and so proud of her recent baptism. She loved reading, swimming, riding 4 wheelers, fishing, and attending concerts. Saradawn was a selfless person and always put others first.

Along with her husband, Michael, Saradawn is survived by her children, Colt Johnson and Hayden Griffin; parents Gary and Diane Lawrence and Brian Becktell; siblings, Trisha Inman, Brian Becktell Jr., Matthew Odell, sister-in-law Kim (Duke) Casey, sister-in-law Angela (Rob) Gillingham; in-laws, Carl and Mary Miller, and Virgil Johnson, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mom, Diane Lawrence, and her brother, Jason Lawrence.

Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday May 25, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W Lincoln Road, Kokomo. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Jason Grant. Memorial contributions may be donated to Military Broadcast Radio at Messages of condolences can be made at

Blanche Irene Davis

Blanche Irene Davis, born on September 22, 1948, in Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on May 17, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who touched the lives of many with her kind heart and spirited personality.

Blanche was the daughter of Glendora Franklin (Woodring) and Malcolm Richard Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her son, Michael Davis. Blanche is survived by her devoted husband, Lloyd Davis, her children Rhonda Davis, Amber Hatfield, Steve Hatfield, and James Richardson, her grandchildren Cortni Richardson, Zach Miller, Alek Weir, Savannah Weir, Cody Miller, Bryan Avery, Austin Avery, and Maddie Bryant, her great-grandchildren Alayna Garcia, Alexis Garcia, Castiel Garcia, Willow Weir, and Korrena Miller, and her siblings Ida Shuck, and Donnie Collins as well as her many nieces and nephews, and cousins she loved dearly.

Blanche and Lloyd were happily married since February 7, 1968, forming a bond that stood the test of time. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1966 and later retired from Delco in 1998 after a fulfilling career.

In her free time, Blanche enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nurturing her garden, basking in the outdoors, camping, and boating. She found joy in singing and dancing, hosting cookouts with her family, and simply being surrounded by those she loved. Known for her fiery spirit and loving nature, Blanche left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A visitation followed by a funeral service to honor Blanche's memory and celebrate her remarkable life will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (funeral starting at 2:00 PM) at Ellers Mortuary & Crematory Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Rest in peace, Blanche Irene Davis, your legacy of love and strength will forever live on in the hearts of those you touched.”

Blanche will be laid to rest in Albright Cemetery, 3910 Albright Rd, Kokomo, Indiana 46902.

Mary Louise Terrell

Mary Louise Terrell, 77, of Kokomo, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. She was born on August 11, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Sam and Florence (Mancini) Trupiano. On December 22, 1984, she married Samuel H. Terrell in Kokomo, IN, and he survives.

She worked as a social worker for the State of Michigan at the State hospital.

Along with her husband Samuel, she is survived by her nephew, Sal (Annie) Trupiano and their family and friend, Sandy Griffin.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Florence Trupiano.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes no service will be held at this time. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with cremation.