Obituaries, March 21, 2023
Marsha Joy Klein
Marsha Joy Klein, 54, of Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. She was born December 13, 1968, to Bonnie Christensen and Richard Harrison. She had many friends and was loved by her family. Marsha might have lived a short life, but she lived a good one. She was always up for an adventure. She loved to travel, she enjoyed relaxing on the beach and most importantly, she loved spending time with “Granny’s girls”.
She leaves behind memories to cherish and good times with her mother; daughter, Katie (Joe) Rafferty; granddaughters, Amelia and Paige; sisters, Julie (Tom) Diesman, Patty and Phyllis Harrison; brother, David (Auring) Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and her son, Parker Klein.
At this time there are no arrangements, and a memorial will be set for a later date. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home in Kokomo.
Patricia J. Moberly
Patricia J. Moberly, 90, of Kokomo, passed away at 3:45 pm Friday, March 17, 2023, at Sugar Fork Crossing in Anderson. She was born July 16, 1932 in Kokomo, the daughter of the late Morris Albert and Hazel Ruby (Lindley) Collier. On November 17, 1950, she married her high school sweetheart William E. Moberly Sr. at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo, sharing 60 years together before preceding her in death on June 7, 2011.
Patricia was a 1950 graduate of Kokomo High School. She was a homemaker and an active member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1947. Patricia loved to buy, sell, and collect antiques. Her home and gardens were a showcase that she loved to give tours. She was an avid reader and taught her children and grandchildren the value of reading. All holidays required baking and decorating cookies, and she loved teaching her craft to whomever was around.
Patricia is survived by her children, William (Leann) Moberly Jr., Trena Moberly, Scott (Donna) Moberly, and Christopher Moberly; 10 grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Fuller, Sarah (Brent) VanSickel, Marissa Moberly, Caspian Moberly, Julian Moberly, Jenna Moberly, Jaylin Thompson, Anthony Moberly, Heather Shebilski and Katie Barron; 6 great-grandchildren, Brittni Ballard, Tyler Fuller, Eayn VanSickel, Isabelle VanSickel, Tayon Barron and Eileya Liebgold; and sister-in-law, Nancy Grecu.
In addition to her husband William, she was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Daniel James Moberly; brother, Robert Collier; sister, Carolyn Collier; and brother-in-law, George Grecu.
Private Burial will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church-music department, in Patricia’s memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Emma Maxine Glass
Emma Maxine Glass, 104, of Kokomo, Indiana passed away on March 18, 2023. She was born on December 27, 1918 in a log cabin in Center, IN. She was the oldest of daughters born to Murray M. Kesler and Lela H. Kesler (Meinzer). On April 2, 1938 she married Emil A. Kaufman who preceded her in death on July 3, 1964. On June 23, 1967 she married Orville Glass who preceded her in death on May 23, 1997.
Emma graduated from Ervin Township High School. After 28 years of service, she retired from Delco Electronics. She worked at several convenience stores. Emma was a "people person".
Surviving relatives include her sons, Jerry L. Kaufman (Shirley) and Steve E. Kaufman (Sue); daughters, Jane A. Meissnest (Thomas) and Dixie L. Blankenship; grandchildren, Paige A. Kaufman; Deborah L. (Kaufman) Hoover; Patrick Kaufman; Scott Kaufman (Vivian); Debbie (Beck) Baker (Rob); Jim Beck; Austin Meissnest (Heather); Dusti (Meissnest) Cummings (Jedidiah); Caitlin Esteridge; stepson, Mark Glass (Kim); stepdaughter, Gloria Tarrant (George); 48 Grandchildren; 27 Great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, sisters S. Madeline (Kesler) Johnson and Phyllis (Kesler) Zell, grandson John Kaufman, grand son-in-law Charles Hoover, Jr., stepdaughters Connie (Glass) Beatty and Vickie (Glass) Appleby.
Private services are being arranged with Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home 2097 West Alto Road, Kokomo, IN. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens in Kokomo, IN. Share a memory with the family at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Kimberly Diana Fort
Kimberly Diana Fort, 65, of Kokomo, went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2023 at 7:51 P.M. at Ascension St Vincent Kokomo. She has four children, Amber (Shawn) Harris of Kokomo, Benjamin (Betty McClain) Snow of Kokomo, Allison Owens of Kokomo, and Andjowa Smith of Anderson. On Jan. 1, 1991, she married her loving husband, George Fort. She was proceeded into death by her husband, and her brother. Kim had 3 brothers and 4 sisters Byoon (Amy) of Kokomo, Greg and Lisa Snow of KY. She has 3 grandchildren Dezmond Archer, Tiaunna Archer and Mayley Sia Webb, and lots of nieces and nephews. Kim enjoyed spending time with her family especially her newest grand babies. She loved to travel, gamble and go thrift shopping. Kim was a member of the VFW 1166. In honor of Kimberly we are asking that everyone wear some form of purple. Honorable mentions, Litricia (Ali) Brown, Kathy Townsend and Martene Glendenning.
She is preceded in death by her husband and her brother.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com for the Fort family.