Obituaries, July 9, 2024

Written on 07/09/2024

Cheryl Sue Bennett

Cheryl Sue Bennett, 67, of Kokomo, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at St. Vincent- Kokomo. She was born on January 3, 1957, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Carolyn S. (McLay) Owsley.

Cheryl graduated from Haworth High School in 1976. She worked in Assembly at Chrysler Corp for 29 years. Cheryl loved to collect art, antiquing, crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader.

Cheryl is survived by her sons, Greg Bennett Jr. and Tate Andrews; grandson, Finnegan Bennett; and siblings, Mark C. Owsley and Shelly L. Smith.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Carolyn Owsley; and daughter, Carly Bennett.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 11, 2024, at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, with pastor Jeff Russell officiating. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Charlotte Ann (Cecil) Smith

Charlotte Ann (Cecil) Smith, 78 years old, of Converse, IN, passed away 3:22 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Parkview Randalia Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in McCook, Nebraska, on December 4, 1945, the daughter of the late Bevaun C. Graves and Pauline E. (Curry) Perez. She was married to Jennings Cecil for 24 years and together they raised a son and daughter. Charlotte was married to Al H. Smith on July 8, 1994, and he preceded her in death on July 23, 2017.

Charlotte was a 1964 graduate of Stivers High School in Dayton, Ohio. She received an Associate in Nursing from Owens Community College in Ohio. Charlotte lived a life of serving and caring for others as a Registered Nurse. She worked at the Medical College of Ohio in the Renal Unit, in the Urology Surgery Center in Toledo, OH, and lastly as a hospice nurse of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH. Charlotte was employed and retired from General Motors in Kokomo, IN.

Charlotte dedicated her life to Christ in her youth and decided to serve the Lord for the remainder of her life. She was active in the Women’s Ministry at her church where she once served as president. She was a pastor’s wife for more than 15 years and took on many roles and tasks at the church. Charlotte loved her family with her whole heart. She was skilled at crocheting and often gifted the beautiful blankets she made. She was a skilled cook and found joy in providing meals and baked goods.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Johnson, Michael Cecil; stepdaughters, Patricia (Troy) Johnson, Teresa (Dennis) Feltner, Carol Cecil; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, David Graves; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bevaun Graves; mother, Pauline Perez; brother, Chuck Graves; sister, Becky Toney; sister, a stillborn baby; 3 miscarriage babies; husband, Al H. Smith; and father of her children, Jennings Cecil.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, at Bethel Tabernacle Church of God, 661 W. 400 S. Kokomo, IN 46902. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday at the church, with Pastor Stephen Branstutter officiating. Nursing honors will be provided by the Nursing Honor Guard Serving North Central Indiana. Burial will follow in Russiaville Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Charlotte’s memory to Bethel Tabernacle Church of God or the Kidney Foundation. Stout & Son Funeral Home – Russiaville Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Edwin T. Parrott

Edwin T. Parrott, 70, of Russiaville, passed away early Monday, July 8, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Edwin was born September 10, 1953, in Kokomo to the late Ivan L. “Buck” and Theodora (McConnell) Parrott. He married Pamela J. Lundy on December 23, 1973, and she survives.

Edwin retired as a pipe fitter from Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo in 2012, with over 30 years’ service. He was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed tying his own flies. He was a member of UAW #685 and former member of the Izaak Walton League and the Moose in Kokomo.

Surviving family include his beloved wife Pam and son, Bradford and wife Abbey Parrott of Kokomo. Two granddaughters, Samantha and Izabella Goodwin, brother, Lawrence (Nancy) of Venice, Florida and sister, Rachel White of Santa Barbara, CA. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and brother Walter Parrott.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with Bill Martin officiating. Visitation will take place prior to services from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Galveston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in Edwin’s memory. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Mason

Robert (Bob) Mason, age 77, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024, at Waterford Assisted Living Facility. He was born October 2, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served in the United States Air Force and attended Purdue University. He was an avid collector and loved computers.

He worked for and retired from GM-Delco, as an Electronic Analyst. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Margaret, aunts, uncles and a cousin. Robert is survived by cousins Mary Pat (Jaime) Menendez and Ruthann (Steve) (Goff) Foster.

Visitation for Bob will be 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., the time of service, on Monday, July 15, 2024, at Ellers Mortuary and Cremation Center, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo. He will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.

Nadine Elizabeth (Sturgell) Delph

Nadine Elizabeth (Sturgell) Delph, 96, of Kokomo, passed away at Wellbrooke of Kokomo on July 5, 2024. She was born March 14, 1928, in Louisville, OH, to Russell R. and Ethel L. (Newhouse) Sturgell, coming to Kokomo in 1929 when her father transferred with Continental Steel.

Nadine was the last of the “Kokomo Tapping Trio.” She and her life-long friends, Mary Lou (Rose) Eades and Ruth (James) Middlesworth, entertained the public in their childhood years, their specialty being a military performance on a three-way staircase.

She was a 1946 graduate of Kokomo High School. She retired from Chrysler Transmission (Kokomo) with 26 years of service in 1981 as an Engineering Secretary.

After two years in North Carolina and three years at Bendix (Allied Signal) in South Bend, she returned to Kokomo where she joined First National Bank and Trust. After 10 years she retired as assistant to the President, secretary to the board, and went part time with the bank’s investment group. In March 2005, she retired completely to enjoy traveling, bridge, bowling, etc.

She is survived by her son, Brent E. McDonald; grandchildren, Drew McDonald, Jake (Haeleigh) McDonald, and Jordyn Roach; and great-grandchildren, Kinsleigh McDonald, Nohlyn McDonald, Raegan Roach, Harper Roach, Delanie Aeschliman, and Liam Roach.

Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, William O. Harvey; sister, Donna Jean (Sturgell) Johnson; and former husbands Robert T. McDonald, Emmet E. (Gene) Padgett, and Charles L. Delph.

In keeping with Nadine’s wishes, no public services are planned. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at