Carl E. Lockhart, 84, of Plainfield, passed away on January 13, 2012. He was born on September 8, 1927 and was the son of the late Charles B. and Mary E. [Jones] Lockhart. Carl graduated from Quincy High School, served his country in the Army Air Force and graduated from Indiana University with a BS in geology. After graduating from IU, he worked as a geologist for major oil companies in the western states and in Mexico. He later worked on his own providing professional geological services to oil companies and independent operators in the western states. After retiring, he left his home in Casper, Wyoming and moved back to Indiana. He is survived by sisters Ruth Martin of Brazil and Sharon Hall of Bloomington. He is also survived by brothers Dennis (Ann) of Brownsburg and Gene (Marilyn) of Plainfield. In addition to his parents he was preceded by a sister, Floy Carter and a brother, Vance. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mannan Cemetery. The family gives thanks to Carls doctors at IU West (Spurgin, Erickson, Steele & Eberwine) for the great care they gave. Also to be commended is the staff at Sugar Grove Assisted Living for the loving and compassionate care given to Carl. The care given by Advocate Hospice and Dr. Kerlin was a great comfort for the final end of lifes journey. Memorials can be made to The Quincy Alumni Scholarship Trust and mail to Mrs. Martha Buis, 56 South Cataract Road, Spencer, IN 47460 Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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Miss Clara Lee Lockhart of Quincy, RR1, died in the GosportNursing Home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock after 4 weeks ofserious illness. She had spent her entire life in the Quincy community and wasa member of the Alaska Christian Church.Miss Lockhart was born Oct. 1 1894, in Harrison twp,Owen countyand is survived by one brother,Charles Lockhart of Quincy,RR1.Funeral services will be in the Whitaker funeral home in GosportThursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Mannan Cemetery.The Rev. Robert A Carter of the Gosport Christian Church will be in charge of the service.Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

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John S. Lockhart, 97 years old, a retired farmer and former school teacher, died Sunday, at his home in Harrison Township, having suffered a cerebral hemmorage.He had been ill for the past seven years, but was critically ill only a short time. He was born in Jackson township, Owen County, October 9,1861, a son of the late John Lockhart and Rachel Evans Lockhart. He had lived in this one home in Harrison township for more than 70 years. He was married to Miss Monnie Truax, who preceded him in death in 1943. Mr Lockhart was a member of the Alaskan Christian Church. Survivors include one son, Charles Lockhart of Quincy rural route 1 and one daughter, Clara Lockhart at home. Following death the body was taken to the Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport, where final rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 pm. Brother H.H. Lentz officiating and interment was made in the Mannan Cemetery

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Monnie L. Lockhart, daughter of John and Eliza Jane Truaxwas born July 15, 1871 in Owen County Indiana and died September 3, 1943 ather home in Harrison Township. Except for a few years her family lived inNebraska, her entire life was spent in Owen County.On December 10, 1887 She was married to John S,. Lockhart . To them wereborn four children; Flora who died in 1914, Charles who resides in Harrison,Twp, Clara Living at home and an infant daughter who died at birth.When a young woman she united with the Alaska Christian Church where sheretained her membership through out her life.She was of a quiet, loving disposition, accepting the joys or sorrows oflife in her quiet, sweet way that endeared her to those who knew her.She devoted her time to her home and family and had great delight in hergrand children.She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Flora and theinfant, two sisters, Etta Ross and Mary Asher and a grand daughter, FloyLockhart. She is survived by the husband, two children, Charles and Clara, sixgrand children, Vance, Dennis, Carl, Ruth, Gene and Sharon, two Great grandchildren, Richard and Betty Carter, a sister, Mettie Hilburn, and 4 brothers,Sam and Elva of Illinois, Ira of Indianapolis and Rolla of Texas.

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Indianapolis Star, Thursday, March 13, 2003

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Vance E. Lockhart, 82, Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday March 10, 2003. Visitation and services will be at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale on Saturday March 15. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. with services being held at 3 p.m. Following the services, burial will be at Mannon Cemetery, Lewisville. Mr. Lockhart worked 20 years for the Farm Bureau Co-op in Indianapolis starting as typist and progressing to Director of the Marketing Research and Advertising Departments. Representing the Co-op, he was a frequent speaker before farm and business organizations as well as adult education groups. He was a strong believer in the social and political value of non-governmental organizations and spent his entire career as an executive in such organizations as the state, national and international level. While in Indianapolis, he was a member of the All Souls Unitarian Church and also a member of the advertising and marketing clubs and the press club. He left Indianapolis in 1959 to become the CEO of the American Marketing Association in Chicago. While there he was a founder of the International Federation of Marketing Societies and served as the first director. Later he became the General Manager of the American Society of Association Executives in Washington, D.C. and at the time of his retirement he was Senior Vice President for the American Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Lockhart was a graduate of Purdue University, he served in the Navy in the Pacific area during World War II and continued in the reserves, retiring with the rank of Commander. Survivors include sisters Ruth Martin of California and Sharon Hull of Bloomington; brothers Dennis of Brownsburg, Carl of Greencastle and Gene of Plainfield.

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