Obituaries, May 22, 2024

Written on 05/22/2024

Jean Ann Huffer

Jean Ann Huffer, age 76, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Jeanie was born in Kokomo on July 6, 1947, to the late Everett and Margaret Ringeisen. Jeanie graduated from Western High School in 1965 where she was crowned Miss Western Days in 1964. She was active in theater, music, and cheerleading. She then graduated from Huffer Beauty College in 1965. She married her high school sweetheart, Terry, on July 10, 1965.

Jeanie practiced as a master cosmetologist and had a dedicated clientele for approximately 40 years. She was an active servant in the church at Morning Star and New Fairlawn. She was active in the adult choir and music ministry as well as directing Super Gang children's choir for 21 years. She handed down her love of music and her love of Jesus Christ to her children and many others. She loved fishing, international and national traveling, sewing, cooking for family and friends, and above all she loved caring for others.

She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Terry Huffer, children: Richard (Tonya) Huffer, Kathryn Huffer, Jennifer (Chad) Barlow, Jason (Amy) Huffer, grandchildren: Richard Jr., Mattie, and Lily Huffer (Richard and Tonya), Christina (Marcos Ramirez), Grace, and Rebekkah Dorton (Kathryn), Jordan, Rachael, and Mackenzie Barlow (Jennifer and Chad), Mason Keith, Avery, and Carson Huffer, and Makenna and Mason Blake Sowder (Jason and Amy), great grandchildren: Isabella and Kai Ramirez, siblings: Michael (Nancy) Ringeisen and Karen Douglas (Mike) McCroskey.

A visitation for Jeanie will be held Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Radiant Life Ministry, 1602 E Gano St, Kokomo, IN. A visitation will occur Friday, May 24, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Radiant Life Ministry. A funeral service will occur Friday, May 24, 2024, at 12:00 PM. Jeanie will be laid to rest in Shiloh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jeanie's name may be made to Riley Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Gregory Allen Nolder

Gregory Allen Nolder, 76, Kokomo, passed away at 12:21 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent, Kokomo. He was born January 8, 1948, in Kokomo to Howard and Charlotte (Gibbs) Nolder. On October 31, 1992, he married Cathy Brubaker, and she survives.

A 1966 Kokomo High School graduate, Gregory went on to proudly serving two tours in the United States Army in Vietnam. After the war, he continued with the Army retiring as Master Sergeant after 24 years of service. Following military service Gregory worked for King Oil, retiring after 18 years.

Gregory was a hard-working man who passed his work ethic on to his children. In his free time, he loved to golf and watch sports. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Nolder; children, Vanessa (Jason) Bricker, Nichole (Todd) Duff, Meagan (Jason) Hurlock, and Austin (Karmen) Nolder; grandchildren, Alexa, Jacob, Reiley, Grayson, Kinsley, Brennan, Caden, Jaylen, and Breezi; brothers, Danny Coughlin, Wayne Nolder, and Mike Nolder; and a sister, Carol Mooney.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services celebrating Gregory’s life will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road with Pastor Joe Johnson Officiating. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Gregory’s name to the Kokomo VFW or Shiloh United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be left at

Clarence Russell Larson

Clarence Russell Larson, 89, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away May 20, 2024. He was born on May 4,1935, in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Lawrence and Evangeline Larson. On January 21, 1955, he married Nancy Lulu (Alexander) Larson who preceded him in death on July 22, 2003.

Clarence began his career as a butcher at various grocery stores in Kokomo. He also worked at Chrysler in production for 26 years before retiring. Clarence was a very friendly man and did not know a stranger. He served as a leader in Boy Scouts of America while his son was involved. Clarence was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife and son to Mackinac Island.

Surviving relatives include his son, Steven K. Larson of Kokomo, IN, and his church family from Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a companion, Ruby Stiner.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer 705 East Southway Blvd, Kokomo, IN 46902. Funeral services 12:00 Noon Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery in Kokomo. Share a memory with the family at

Ronald Seals

Ronald Seals, 72, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away May 16, 2024. He was born on January 22, 1952, in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of Theodore and Ethelyne (King) Seals. He retired from Chrysler and loved to ride bikes.

He is survived by his son, Steven Seals; grandchildren, Brooklyn Seals, Gavin Seals, Devon Seals, Kyle Johnston, Brittany Johnston; brother, Bob Seals.

Visitation will take place from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center. Funeral services will begin at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902. Share a memory with the family at

Robert Thomas Briscoe

Robert Thomas Briscoe, 70, Kokomo, born on October 8, 1953, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, May 18, 2024. On August 14, 2016, in South Bend, IN, he married Courtney (Taylor) Sutton who survives.

Robert enjoyed a long and fulfilling career at Delco Electronics, where he dedicated 18 years before retiring. He served with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Kokomo American Legion.

Along with his loving wife, Courtney Sutton, Robert is also survived by his cherished daughters, Loretta Ayson, Caryn Briscoe and Roberta (Shawnita) Briscoe; and his two devoted stepsons, Kelvin (Tyra) Sutton Jr., Robert Jason Sutton. Robert is also survived by his mother, Peggy Briscoe Smallwood; his two sisters, Karen Anderson and Terry Briscoe; and his two brothers, Leonard Briscoe and Maceo Smallwood. He leaves behind a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom he treasured dearly. Robert's loyal companion, Zoey, his furry forever friend, will also miss him greatly.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, and his two sisters. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Tina Patton officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Dr. David “Dave” Philip Jarrell

Dr. David “Dave” Philip Jarrell, 81, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away May 17, 2024, at his home after (in his words) “trying to stay one step ahead of prostate cancer since 2016.” He was born on August 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. After relocating to Southern Illinois for a time, Dave was back in the “region” for middle school and then high school at Thornton Fractional North High School where he graduated in 1960.

After a two-year stint at Purdue Calumet, Dave was accepted into the I.U. School of Dentistry (fulfilling his 6th-grade childhood dream) where he graduated with Honors in June of 1966 and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society. A degree wasn’t the only thing Dave acquired at dental school. He also met and then married his red-haired Swedish sweetheart, Barbro, on June 18, 1966.

Dave’s next adventure was to join the U.S. Army Dental Corps, where he proudly served as a Captain from 1966 to 1970 and received the National Defense Service Medal. Serving in the Army took Dave and Barb to various places, including boot camp in Texas, a one-year dental internship in San Fransisco, and three years in the 14th Armored Cavalry in Fulda, Germany.

After the Army, Dave opened a General Dentist Practice in Griffith, Indiana, from 1970 to 1972 and welcomed his son Kevin into the world. Dave then decided to pursue an additional degree in Orthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1972 to 1974. During these sunny California days, his daughter Lisa was born. Now a full-fledged orthodontist, Dave, Barb, and the kids packed it up and moved back to the Midwest, where Dr. Dave had a thriving Orthodontics practice in Kokomo and Logansport from 1974 until his retirement in 2003, when his son Dr. Kevin took over the practice, “allowing me to slip out the back door!”

Dave had a passion for all things Datsun and Nissan. He started off with a brand new 1974½ Datsun 260 2+2 that went through two different makeovers, winning many awards at Nissan car shows across the United States. Over the next five decades, he went on to own several later model Nissans, taking them to car shows as well. His attention to detail as an Orthodontist served him well as a car detailer, and he continued to win many awards at the car shows over the years.

Those who knew Dave know that he had a great sense of humor, loved to host a gathering of folks, (whether for an IU basketball game during the Bobby Knight era, or parking 20 different Z cars in his backyard for “Zs in the Woods”), and he could turn into a different person if he donned a wig and a pair of silly glasses. His wit and intellect will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Dave’s professional memberships included the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, Wabash Valley Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, Indiana Association of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He was also a member of SVEA #253, a Swedish-American club in Indianapolis, IN, and a member of the Indy Z Car Club as well as the Windy City Z Car Club.

Along with his loving wife of almost 58 years, Barbro K. (Hultberg) Jarrell, Dave is survived by his children Dr. Kevin T. Jarrell and Lisa K. (Steven) Baker; grandchildren, Andrew D. Jarrell, Elizabeth N. Jarrell, Michael W. Jarrell, Reese S. Baker and Ryan P. Baker; step-granddaughters Sydney L. (Ryan) Huddleston and Carley R. Baker; sister, Cecilia Kay Diaz; brother-in-law, Thomas K. (Maria) Hultberg; aunt, Inez (Charles) Amaya; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary L. (Frohock) Jarrell, and his brother-in-law Edward Diaz.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Scott McDermid officiating. Burial will follow with military honors provided by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo V.F.W. Military Rites Team. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. John Salter and the nurses at Community Howard Regional Health, as well as the nurses and aids from Paradigm Health, for providing Dave with exemplary care.

In lieu of flowers Dave requested any donations be sent to the Windy City Z Club, at 27447 S. Wildwood Dr., Monee IL, 60449 to help continue their community events, or to the charity of your choice. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Judy Lynn Grose

Judy Lynn Grose, 64, Kokomo, passed away at 2:21 p.m. Thursday May 16, 2024, at her home. She was born December 26, 1959, in Kokomo, to Ralph and Marie Smith. She was the adopted daughter of Albert and Louella (Smith) Hicks.

Judy loved to cook, had a great sense of humor, enjoyed traveling and was very adventurous. She enjoyed music and entertaining family and friends. Judy was also an avid dog lover. In her youth, she attended Alto Methodist Church.

Judy is survived by her fiancé, Kevin Marcrum, who lovingly cared for her for the past 17 years; siblings, Patty, Roy, Connie, Kay, Sam, Mary and Anthony (Tony); close niece and nephews, Angela Hopson, Kenneth (J.R.) Hopson and James Albert Jackson; cousins, Rick, Cathy, David and Willima (Bill). She is also survived by her furry children, Freckles, Boogie, and Gator.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, David, Lewis, Jean, Michael, Linda, Ralph (Sonny), Ruth Ann, Larry, Albert, Cherrie and Virgil (Buddy).

A memorial service celebrating Judy will be held at Noon, Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Jason Grant officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s memory to the Kokomo Humane Society.