Obituaries, March 13, 2024

Written on 03/13/2024

James L. “Jim” Cohee

James L. “Jim” Cohee, 82, of Galveston, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, March 11, 2024. Jim was born to Harry and Dena (Vaughn) Cohee on December 10, 1941, at home. He married Sandra Jo King on November 25, 1962, at Center UB Church. Sandy preceded him in death on May 29, 2021.

Jim was a livestock hauler most of his life and worked security for Continental Steel in Kokomo for over 20 years until it’s closing. He and wife Sandy were members of Center UB Church currently known as Center Community of Faith Church near Young America for many years. Jim loved driving his truck; it was his life.

Surviving family include his children, James L. (Margie) Cohee, Jr. of Indianapolis; Bob (Karla) Cohee of Young America; and Janet (Jim) Myers of Logansport. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, J.D., Bradley, Cole, Brock (Sarah), Kyle (Mary Jo), Eric (Emma), Michael (Olivia), Dylan (Jessica) and Shelby. He is also survived by five great grandchildren, Tidus, Emma, Bennett, Kade and Aerial. Surviving siblings include, JoEllen (Glen) Snyder of Logansport and Jan (Rosetta) Cohee of Bringhurst. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Sandy, and sisters, June Anne Stafford and Jean Beamer.

Visitation for Jim will be held Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 4–7 pm at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2024, at Center Community of Faith Church, 1475 E. CR 1125 S. Galveston, Indiana with Pastor John Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery on the Church grounds immediately following services. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to Elara Caring Hospice for their care of Jim.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with his arrangements.

Sheila Ann Bahler

Sheila Ann Bahler, 71, Kokomo, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2024, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 4, 1952, in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of Stanely & Shirley (Story) Reel.

Sheila was a 1970 graduate of Highland High School in Anderson, IN. She then graduated in 1971 from the International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN. She worked as business manager and assistant to Physicians for 16 years, lastly at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Throughout her life, she enjoyed spending time on Lake Tippecanoe with her family and friends. Sheila was a proud and supportive mother, closely following her children’s activities while always cheering the loudest. Her grandchildren meant everything to her. Even through long distances, she would video them daily and read them books. Sheila was a friend to all with a contagious laugh that would light up the room. She loved to travel, following her children to Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland as well as much loved trips in the US with her many cousins.

Sheila is survived by her children, Bryan Bahler, Christan (Adrian) Bahler/Eggenberger and Adam (Valentina) Bahler; grandchildren, Sofia Bahler, Benjamin Bahler, Elisa Eggenberger, Emily Eggenberger, and Theo Eggenberger; along with many cousins.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Amelia Bahler and Nicolas Bahler; and brother, Scott Reel.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor John Dreyer officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-3 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Sheila’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Messages of condolence may be left online at

Judith Ann Record

Judith Ann Record, 78, Kokomo, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024, at her home. She was the daughter of William Glover and Virginia Glover (Leicht), born on February 16, 1946, in Kokomo. On July 25, 1964, she married Robert Wayne Record, who proceeded her in death on October 13, 2018.

Judi graduated from Western High School in 1964. Judi worked many careers over the years, but she was especially proud when she got her CDL and went on the road with Bob driving teams. They both retired in 2002 and she focused on making quilts, reading, sewing, and spending time with her granddaughters.

Judi is survived by her sons, Gene (Joy) Record, Kokomo, and Bobby (Karin) Record, Kokomo; grandchildren, Heather Reed, Kokomo, Alex Record, Lafayette, Sydney Record, Lansing Mi, Audra (Dylan) Mullen, Abilene Tx, and Austin Rogers, Indianapolis; great grandchildren, Grayson and Oakley Reed, Archer Rawlings, and Beckham and Boston Mullen; brother, Bill (Sheila) Glover; sister, Kathy (Dan) Bilodeau; and sister-in-law, Janet Glover.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, both her parents; a brother, Rod Glover; great-grandchild, Keylon Gene Record.

A private family Requiem Mass will be held at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Kokomo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Judi’s name to Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Stout & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Kiel Michael McDonald

Kiel Michael McDonald, 41, of Galveston, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Kiel was born December 10, 1982, in Kokomo to Mike and Helen (Hall) McDonald. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 2001, and later attended IU Kokomo and Grace College where he played college baseball for a year. Kiel was a true sports fan, he enjoyed all sports and played a lot of baseball, basketball and softball growing up. He was a lifelong Cubs, Bears, and Villanova men’s basketball fan. Kiel loved his family, especially his niece and nephew. He was never too busy to visit with grandparents when he could. Those that had the pleasure of knowing Kiel loved Kiel.

Surviving family include his parents, Mike and Helen McDonald of Galveston; his sister with whom he shared a birthday five years apart, Audrey (Paul) Spencer of Muncie; niece, Hadley Spencer and nephew Hudson Spencer both of Muncie; paternal grandmother, Jane McDonald of Galveston and several aunts and uncles, Bob (Leslie) Hall, Kenny Hall, Charlie (Penny) Hall, Rita (Dennis) Long, Donald (Linda) McDonald, Debbie (Roger) Wolfe and Mike (Karen) McDonald. Surviving cousins include, Jennifer (Chip) Pierce, Briana (Mike) Dodd, Aimee (Matt) Moulder, Bryce (Chelsea) McDonald, Deacon, Maelee, Lynn, Katie (TJ) Miley, Emerson and Elaina. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bob and Kay Hall, paternal grandfather, James E. McDonald and uncles, Mike and Martin Hall.

In keeping with Kiel’s wishes no services are planned at this time. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.

Sally Sue Seitz

Sally Sue Seitz, 79, of Kokomo, passed away at 8:14 pm on Monday, March 11, 2024, at her home. She was born October 14, 1944, in Kokomo, the daughter of Walter and Dorothy (Williams) Seitz.

Sally was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School and attended Purdue University. She worked at Country Squire Carry-Out and was a swim instructor at the YWCA when she was young. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids and loved spending the holidays with her family. She also enjoyed seeing and talking to her regular customers at Country Squire.

Survivors include her daughter, Diona Smith-Collins; grandchildren, Alexis (Vincent) Jackson and Anthony Collins; great-grandchildren Bo Jackson, J.R. Jackson, and Mya Jackson; sister-in-law, Margaret Seitz; niece, Amy (Scott) Slade; nephews, Tim (Lesley) Seitz, Kent Seitz, and Kevin Seitz; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Jerry Seitz and Jim Seitz.

Per Sally’s wishes there will be no public services. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home will be assisting the family with cremation. Messages of condolence may be left online at