Glenn C. Jefferies

July 8, 1954 ~ January 26, 2018

Glenn C. Jefferies, 63, Marion, died at 11:23 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, in Wesleyan Health Care Center, Marion. He was born in Marion on July 8, 1954, to the late Arltain and Anita (Madley) Jefferies.

Glenn was self-employed as a massage therapist and also worked in maintenance at Wesleyan Health Care Center, Marion and was previously employed at General Tire. He was a lifetime member of Brookhaven Wesleyan Church, Marion. Glenn enjoyed fishing, working in the yard and gardening. He enjoyed spending time with the people in his life and cherished his grandchildren.

Glenn Jefferies – 1972

Survivors include his children, Carrie Jefferies, Gas City, and Erica Jefferies, Jonesboro; grandchildren, Maiya Garcia, Michael Garcia, Aubrielle Reeves, Dallas Stewart, and Gracie Stewart; siblings, Robert Jefferies, Alice Proffitt, Richard (Betsy) Jefferies, Rick (Suanne) Jefferies; several nieces, nephews, and friends; his dog, Yoda; special friend and caregiver, Jenny Fuller.

Preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Nicholas Glenn Jefferies.

Burial was at Grant Memorial Park.

Donations to help with funeral expenses may be made at:

Robin O’Brien Emmons, 63, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis North.  He was born on May 5, 1954 in Marion, Indiana.

Robin received a Master’s degree in Administration from Ball State University.  He was an Assistant Principal for Marion Community Schools for 30 years, retiring in 2007.  Robin enjoyed boating & watersports, fishing, and vacationing in Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheri Emmons; mother, Delaine (Bassett) Highley; sons, Todd Emmons (fianceé, Dora), and Craig Emmons (girlfriend, Dua); and his brother, Tracy Emmons (wife, Rhonda).

Robin was preceded in death by his father, Fred Emmons; grandparents, Lloyd & Bertha Emmons and Elizabeth & Ralph Bassett; and father-in-law, Rodney Richey.

Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with visitation from 12:00 pm noon to the time of service.  Pastor Micah Brown will officiate.  Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery in Westfield, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-1242; or Ball State Athletic Training Program (BSAT), c/o Ball State University Foundation, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

 Sandra “Kay” Poling, 63, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her residence October 5, 2017. Kay was born April 7, 1954, to her parents George Harris and Mary Dicks. Kay married the love of her life, Jerry, on March 3, 1973.

Kay was a graduate of Marion High School in 1972. She worked at Richards Restaurant for many years. When Kay was not at work she would love to read and play computer games. She also enjoyed dancing to 50’s and 60’s music. Fishing was another hobby that Kay enjoyed doing with her time. She also loved going to the James Dean festival in Fairmount every September. She was able to enjoy it one last time this year.

Kay is survived her husband, Jerry Poling, Marion; Son, Christopher (Sandra) Poling, Marion; Sister, Kathy (Darrell) Smith, Marion; Father, Wayne Dicks, Marion; Granddaughters, Krystal Poling, Kingsman, IN, Vanessa Pena, Marion, and Adriana Pena, Anderson; Grandson, Delvon Martin, Marion; and 3 Great-grandchildren, Treyvon Cook, Jr., Cataleya and Cleon Lester, all of Anderson.

Sandra “Kay” Harris Poling – 1972

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Donald Harris, and sister Debra Casewell.

Arrangements for Kay have been entrusted to Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services College Park Chapel, 4601 S. Western Ave., Marion, Indiana, where a visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Kay’s life will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Bogue officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Cancer Services of Grant County. Online condolences may be left at

Daniel Lee Dykhoff, 63, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his Summitville, Indiana residence.

Daniel was born in Gordon, Nebraska on December 9, 1953, son of Kenneth L. Dykhoff and Esther (Fletcher) Vermilion. Daniel graduated from Marion High School in 1972 and attended Tucker Vocational School of Marion, where he studied electrical engineering. He received his journey man card through the UAW 1166 of Kokomo where he was a member. Daniel was an electrician at the Chrysler Die Cast plant of Kokomo for 24 years. He was a Lifetime member of the NRA and attended Main Street Wesleyan Church. Daniel enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting guns with his friend Craig, and family vacation’s to the beach. He was a wood worker, part time home builder, and could repair anything mechanical.

Daniel Lee Dykhoff – 1972

Daniel is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cecilia A. Small. They were married on June 30, 1979. Also surviving are his parents; Esther Vermilion, Marion, Kenneth L. (Ardeth) Dykhoff, Marion, children; Henry Dykhoff, Summitville, and Jessica (Kiley) Craig, Abilene, TX and their children, Wesley and Alleyne, thre

e sisters; Melody Hughes, Marion, Gazina (Rick) Jumper, Nashville, TN, and Harmony Dykhoff, Marion, three brothers; David (Lisa) Dykhoff, Muncie, Don (Julie) Dykhoff, High Point, NC, and Ken (Brenda) Dykhoff, Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by his step-father Don Vermilion.

Services for Daniel will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 AM with Pastor Ken Dykhoff and Shawnda Dykhoff officiating at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main Street, Fairmount, Indiana. Visitation is Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, American Cancer Society or the Indiana Blood Center in care of the funeral home.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Concert in the Park, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

If you’re in town come and enjoy music under the stars with us in the Gardens of Matter Park! Free admission.
Featuring The Posse, playing music from the 50s through today’s sounds.


Friday, August 4th, 5p.m. – 11p.m:

Meet & Mingle: Pizza King Night!

Meet up at the Garden House at Matter Park (for those who have not been around in a while, it’s the building by the pond).
Our sincere thanks to Playhouse Studio for sponsoring this venue. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Water will be supplied
but if you prefer soda pop or…‘other’ it’s BYOB once again. It’s free to attend the Meet & Mingle, but donations are
appreciated to help offset the costs.


Saturday, August 5th:

  1. Class Breakfast: 8:00a.m. ~ Breakfast $10.00pp (paid on site)
    Shady Hills Club House
    1520 W. Chapel Pike, Marion
  2. Golf Outing: First tees at 9:30a.m.
    Shady Hills Golf Course
    $25 fees includes cart
    NOTE: Golfers
    Those interested in playing golf need to sign up with Rob Thomason on Friday evening at the Meet & Mingle or before. If you cannot attend Friday evening but intend to play golf on Saturday, contact Rob on Facebook, phone/text him at 765-603-6813, or email him at
  3. MHS Walk-Thru: Doors open at 1:00pm Enter the front doors.
    This is a non-formal activity for those interested in walking the halls of MHS once again and showing your family our alma mater. There is no official closing time for this, but probably open to us for a couple of hours.


The Main Event ~ Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Our 45th Reunion Celebration will take center stage at the

Roseburg Event Center, 2983 West 38th Street, Marion

Evening Itinerary:
Registration starts at 6:00p.m. for socializing and cash bar.
Group photo at 6:45p.m. SHARP. Followed by dinner and the rest of the night’s activities including our famous Class of ‘72’s Got Talent show followed by the DJ and dancing the night away.
*NOTE: The photographer taking our group photo accepts cash or check. The cost for the official group photo is $20 each. Our classmate Sandy Kirkpatrick Vest will be taking smaller group photos or any others you may request, at no additional cost. Of course, every cell has a camera, so click away!

Here’s a look back for all you Jones Alum!!!

Focus 1969 – Now this file is 28MB and will take some time to load. I scanned this for Mike Davis just before he passed. I hope you all enjoy.

If you are less patient and just want to see the book, here’s a version that is a smaller file size and downloads quicker, but the quality is not as good.

Focus 1969 – optimized

Dana Scott

Obituary of Dana Scott

Dana Lee Scott, 63, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Marion to the late Earl Richard and Mary Jane (Gamble) Scott.

Dana was a 1972 Marion High School graduate and attended Indiana University. He worked as a nurse at Wesleyan Healthcare Center and previously at Carey Services. Known for his big personality and his ability to make others laugh, Dana loved life and he, too, loved to laugh.

His daughters were the lights of his life. Known to his teammates as “Orca”, Dana loved to play softball. He and his daughters shared a common love for the game, and he had the opportunity to coach them when they played. Dana was actively involved in playing a variety of sports, and he also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his daughters, Molly E. Scott, Marion, and Kelsay (Kyle) Bisdorf, Indianapolis; brothers, Dale (Kim) Scott, Marion, and Richard “Dick” (Nora) Scott, Marion; three granddogs, Noodle, Winston, and Oscar; ex-wife, Susan Scott, Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

Dana was also preceded in death by his brother, Jay Scott; daughter, Megan Scott; and nephew, Jared Scott.

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. Services to celebrate Dana’s life will begin at 7 p.m. with Chaplain Don Miller officiating.

Online condolences may be made at

Rick L. Austin, age 63, of Marion, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 unexpectedly of a massive heart attack in his home.

Rick was born on February 17, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska the son of the late Ulysess “Bud” Austin and Maxine Dawn (Luther) Austin. He married Nancy Quick on December 29, 1993, and she survives.

Rick was a lifelong resident of Marion, growing up in Bucktown. He was a graduate of Marion High School and I.T.T. Tech. He worked for 35 years at Foster Forbes/Ardagh Glass in the hot end as an upkeep man. Rick worked hard and looked forward to retirement and did so in January 2016.

Rick had a ’72 Nova that he just loved to show off! He enjoyed attending the grandkids ballgames. His grandson, Eli was his best buddy along with his cousin, Butch Gandee who was his side-kick. Rick was an avid Colts, Pacers, IU and Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan. He and Nancy attended Brookhaven Wesleyan Church in Marion.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Austin of Marion; sons, Clinton Austin of Texas, Phillip Austin of Indianapolis, Ben Quick of Jonesboro, and Nathan (Jericho) Quick of Vincennes; daughters, Jody Austin of Marion, Cassie Austin of Gas City, Lyndsey Austin of Indianapolis and Kasey (Brian) Parks of Marion; twin brother, Robbie (Jeannine) Austin of Marion; brother, Tim (Robin) Austin of Marion; sisters, Vicki (Johnny) Erickson of Okeechobee, Florida, Susie (Ike) Denton or Roann, and Shelly (Larry) Garcia of Okeechobee, Florida; and his twelve grandchildren, Morgan, Maggie, Rhamy, Eli, Anthony, B.K., Kirby, Maeley, Rileigh, Fallon, Davion, and Dalyn.

Friends and family may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Ronald Hon officiating.

Burial will immediately follow funeral services in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, Indiana.

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