Obituaries, May 9, 2024

Written on 05/09/2024

Dennis E. Bryant

Dennis E. Bryant, 83, of Atlanta, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hamilton County, Indiana, on March 18, 1941, to Wayne & Vivian (Heflin) Bryant. On April 8, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Anne Havens. The couple enjoyed 63 years of marriage and raising a family together.

Dennis was a proud farmer and raised hogs until retiring in 2020. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1959. Dennis was a member and Elder of the Hobbs Christian Church. He also was a member of the Omega Tillers Club and the Galveston Archery Club, where he won many trophies for his excellent marksmanship. Dennis loved to go fishing in Wisconsin and at Silver Lake. Tipton County 4-H held a special place in his heart. He was a ten-year member, and his children carried on the 4-H family tradition of showing hogs and steers. Dennis also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren at their sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne; children, Cheryl Bryant and partner Lisa Brown of Brownsburg, Indiana, Christi Ozolins and husband Doug of Atlanta, Indiana, Carolyn LaMarc and husband Tony of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Mark Bryant and wife Heidi of Atlanta, Indiana; a sister, Barbara Clouser of Tipton; grandchildren, Derek and Josh Ozolins, Morgan and AJ LaMarc, Ava and Aiden Bryant; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Nick Ozolins.

Dennis’ funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. J.R. Moffatt presiding. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Tipton. Visitation will also be on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation, 710 W. 168th Street, New York, New York 10032, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 681405, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.

Leland Dale "Lee" Lovall

Leland Dale "Lee" Lovall, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024, in Kokomo, Indiana, at the age of 81. Born on July 21, 1942, in Gary, Indiana, to Emma and Dale Lovall, Leland's life was a testament to his enduring spirit and capacity for love.

Leland graduated from Hobart High School in 1960 and soon after answered the call of duty by serving his country in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964. His patriotism and sense of responsibility were hallmarks of his character throughout his life. After his military service, Leland embarked on a long and dedicated career as a millwright for Bethlehem Steel, where he worked for 35 years until his retirement in 2000.

In his personal life, Leland was a beacon of strength and support for his family. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 41 years, Debra Lovall, and a loving father to his children, Dan Lovall (Sheri), Doug Lovall (Arlene), and Jeremie Lovall (Amy). He took great joy in his role as a grandfather to Aaron, Anna, Samantha, Brianna, and Sam, and as a great-grandfather to Andrew, Marcus, and Robert. Leland's legacy of love and guidance will continue to live on through them.

Leland was the beloved brother of Carolyn Martakis, Norma Longmore, and Dave Lovall. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Dale Lovall; his first wife, Adrienne (Immel) Lovall; and his brothers, Ron, Jim, and Mike Lovall. His life was enriched by the presence of many nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whom felt the warmth of his generous spirit.

Leland's interests were a reflection of his multifaceted personality. He was a man who could fix anything, a trait that earned him the affectionate title of being incredibly handy. His faith was the cornerstone of his life, and he was actively involved in serving at his church, where he found great fulfillment. Leland had a passion for Old Warbird Aircraft and classic cars, hobbies that he enjoyed sharing with his family and friends.

Together with his wife Debi, Leland undertook numerous projects, always with a sense of adventure and teamwork. He was known for his willingness to help anyone with anything they needed, never hesitating to lend a hand or offer a word of encouragement. His loving nature and faith-filled life were an inspiration to all who knew him.

Words that best describe Leland are handy, faith-filled, and loving. These attributes were the foundation upon which he built his life and the legacy he leaves behind. Leland's impact on the world was significant, and his absence will be deeply felt by those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Leland Dale Lovall's life was one of service, love, and commitment to the values he held dear. As we say goodbye to this remarkable man, we take comfort in the memories we shared and the knowledge that his spirit will continue to guide us. May he rest in peace, knowing that his life was well-lived and that he was deeply loved.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Kokomo at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Matt Hartke officiating. The Kokomo VFW Post 1152 and the United States Army will perform Military Honors at the beginnings of the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Lee's memory towards First Baptist Church's Acts 1:8. The link for donating is:

City of Firsts Cremation and Funeral Services by Rose and Geiger was entrusted with the arrangements.

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” (Sherrod) Scott

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” (Sherrod) Scott, 65, of Frankfort, passed away on May 7, 2024, at Northwoods Village in Kokomo. She was born in Kokomo, on July 14, 1958, to the late Gerald D. and Patricia A. (Tate) Sherrod.

Becky graduated from Western High School in 1977. After high school, she went on to work at Federal Mogul, for many years. Becky attended Harmony Baptist Church in Frankfort, led by Larry and Carol Harris, where she loved to sing and worship. She loved to walk; she would walk all the time, anywhere and everywhere. Becky loved baseball, especially attending and watching the Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball games. Although she didn’t know anything about baseball when she started attending the Kokomo Jackrabbits’ games, Becky learned to love and appreciate the game, thanks to her brother-in-law, Mark. She had a special bond with her nephew, Mark Jr. and his girlfriend, Leigh. Becky loved to go to Mark Jr. and Leigh’s house to listen to and sing Christian music, eat Leigh’s cooking, especially her sweet potatoes, and enjoy each other’s company. Becky loved her family and spending time with them was important to her.

Becky is survived by her children, Ian (Allison) Droll, Lucretia (Raymond) Rossi, Deborah Miller, and Geneva (Mike) Johnson; grandchildren, Travin Collins, Jacey Miller, Sophia Miller, Owen Miller, Layla Miller, Chloe Perkins, Emma Johnson, Ace Johnson, and Jimmy Johnson; siblings, Deborah (Roy) Talbert, Delores Kalata, Linda Zook, Gerald (Lisa) Sherrod Jr., and Michael (Gina Cottingham) Sherrod; and several nieces and nephews.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, Russ Kalata and Mark Zook Sr.

No services are scheduled at this time. To honor Becky’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home and Crematory. Messages of condolence may be left online at