Obituaries, March 12, 2024

Written on 03/12/2024

Jerry Lane Shadday

Jerry Lane Shadday, 74, of Tipton, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 10, 2024, with his family by his side. He was born on January 10, 1950, in Elwood to Gene Willard & Verna Ann (Marshall) Shadday. Jerry was a lifelong Tipton County resident. On August 15, 1970, he married Janet Marie Hembrecht. The couple enjoyed 53 years of marriage together.

Jerry was a graduate of Tipton High School class of 1968. After graduating high school, Jerry continued his education at a two-year technical school. Jerry retired from Delco Electronics in 2000 after working 30 years in chip production. He was a member of West Street Christian Church. Jerry was also a member of the Moose Lodge #1590 and the Tipton American Legion Post #46.

He enjoyed being outdoors and being active. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and pitching horseshoes. Jerry was proud of his yard and spent many hours mowing and grooming it. Jerry also liked to take walks always looking for arrowheads; along with hunting, and fishing. When he wasn’t able to be outside he would spend his time watching sports, especially NASCAR. On occasion you could also find him trying his luck at the casino.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet, of Tipton; his mother, Verna, of Tipton; two children, Dawn Lynn Lewis and husband Kevin of Kokomo, Tony Shadday and wife Missi of Tipton; six grandchildren, Courtney Shadday, Paige Shadday, Kaden Lewis, Braxten Lewis, Nicole Edwards, Amanda Edwards; three great-grandchildren, Kaysen Larimer; Paisley Trout-Vibbert, and Finnley Smith. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marcia Kay Waid, and his father, Gene.

Jerry’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the West Street Christian Church with Rev. Ashley Sherard presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service, also at the church.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home is assisting the Shadday family with Jerry’s services. Online condolences may be made on his obituary page at

Memorial contributions may be made to Moosehart, 155 S International Drive, Mooseheart, Illinois 60539 or online at

Earl Sherwood McAninch

Earl Sherwood McAninch, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024, at his residence. Earl was a special Leap Year baby who finally celebrated his 21st birthday! He was born to Clayton and Wauneda McAninch in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 29, 1940. As a child, many of his summers were spent with his Grandma and Grandpa Frederick working on their tobacco farm in Middleburg, Kentucky.

On November 22, 1958, Earl married Janet Layton, who would be the love of his life for 65 years. In addition to marrying Janet in 1958, Earl began his military career. After completing Basic and Military Police training, Earl went on to complete "Jump School" and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in the European Theater on Grafenwohr Military Base, Germany. While serving in Germany, Earl was a member of the All-Army Championship basketball team in 1960. Earl then served with the 249th MP Detachment at Camp Humphrey, South Korea.

After the family's stateside return and out-processing at Fort Knox, Earl put his MP training to good use as a highway patrolman in Fayette County, Kentucky, followed by work as a motorcycle patrolman in Davey County, Florida (where at least one CHiPs worthy pursuit ended with Earl and his police Harley in a canal). The McAninch family returned to Kokomo, where Earl worked at Chrysler, the Indianapolis Star, and the Kokomo Tribune. While at the KT, Earl became the Circulation Manager.

In the mid-1970s, Earl continued his military career as a traditional soldier in the Indiana Army National Guard and as a Federal Technician. In 1980, Earl completed Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (ANCOC) where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate. Earl was most proud of serving his country, side by side, with his sons and son-in-law in the Indiana Army National Guard in Kokomo. During the regular work week, Earl managed the tool room at the Stout Field Maintenance Shop in Indianapolis. While at monthly drills, Earl was one of the top retention NCOs in the state, earning many awards. Earl retired as an E-7, Sergeant First Class with 28 years total service, and 20 years of service as a Federal Technician; a legacy where, not only did his sons and son-in-law serve with him, all of them followed his example, serving 20-30 years each.

While Earl was a hard-working family man, he was ever the jokester, known to always have a new joke at the drop of a hat. Earl really enjoyed his Wabash River catfishing trips and racoon hunting with Uncle Mark Layton (to earn extra money to buy the kids Christmas). During the Bobby Knight years, Earl was a diehard IU basketball fan and a longtime Jeff Gordon and NASCAR racing fan. He spent a number of years on the American Legion Post 6 golf course. Earl loved competing in the weekday shootouts at the golf course and whoopin' his sons and grandson during weekend rounds of golf.

Earl is survived by his four children: Vincent (Jenny) McAninch, Dale (Heather) McAninch, Darren McAninch, Michelle (Brian) Legan; grandchildren, Angie Pentland, Matthew Legan, Lance Ashcraft, Diana (Matt) Davis, Megan (Logan) McCauley, Morgan (Ora) Etchison, Breanna (Quinton) Young, and Kasey Trine, great-grandchildren; Keegan and Kyle Paul, Julian Hernandez, Jordan Rezabek, Layla Ashcraft, Miles and Maxwell Etchison, Evelyn and Sophie Davis, Elaina and Griffin McCauley, and Quinlee Young, siblings; Shirlene Merida and Butch Freeman, brothers-in-law; Jaques LaRose and Mark Layton; sisters-in-law; Barb Wethington and Mary Ann Grisamer, and several nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet; parents, Clayton McAninch and Wauneda (Harmon) Austin; sisters; Donna Freeman and Julia LaRose, brothers-in-law; Dan Merida, Kenny Layton, and Johnny Layton, and great grandson, Vinny Young.

The family extends our sincere thanks to the ladies from Anew Hospice services and our cousin, Jaime Handy for all of her help in taking care of our parents' arrangements.

There will be a time of visitation for Earl on Friday, March 15, 2024, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel, 3400 S. Webster, Kokomo. Pastor Steven Archer will be officiating. Burial will follow in Neveda Cemetery with full military rites performed by the United States Army and VFW Post 1152 Military Rites Team. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the McAninch family.

David “Davy” Alan Sandman

David “Davy” Alan Sandman, 46 of Tipton passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at IU Health Tipton Hospital. He was born on November 14, 1977, in Tipton to David Sandman & Karen (Dell) Sandman Barr.

David graduated from Tipton High School Class of 1996. He proudly played football for the Blue Devils during high school. After high school he started his career as an advanced service technician with Xfinity and was with the company for over 25 years. In his time off he enjoyed hunting, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his boys and fiancé Aubrey Harris. David was also known to catch a Chicago Cubs game as he was a huge fan.

He is survived by his father, David Sandman and Penny Barnes of Sheridan; two sons, Austin David Sandman and Carson Lee Alan Sandman, both of Tipton; his fiancé Aubrey Harris of Elwood; bonus kids, Maddie Harris, Mikayla Harris, Marlee Harris, and Max Harris all of Elwood; his grandmother, Lenora Boyd of Tipton; siblings, Jennifer Sandman and Robert Higgins of Tipton, Courtney Taylor and Andy of Windfall, and Jacob Barr of Peru; bonus sisters, Janelle Bradford, Ceryna Saltzman, and Candace Vanevender all of Tipton. Along with a bonus grandson, Kian Harris; nephews, Drew Jones of Indianapolis, Bryce and Gracie Jones of Tipton; great niece, Scarlett Jones; an aunt, Tracy Yeary and Kypp of Tipton; stepfather, Matt Barr and wife Joyce of Anderson.

David’s funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Kim Ridenour presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Online condolences may be made on his obituary page at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help with the cost of his boy’s education. Donations may be made at the funeral home or by mail to Courtney Taylor, 2501 E. 600 North, Windfall, Indiana, 46076.