Obituaries week of 6-3-10


Jim Hunter

James L. “Jim” Hunter, 85, of Indianapolis and Vevay, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Monday, May 31st, 2010, at Forum at the Crossing in Indianapolis.

He was born October 2nd, 1924, in Delaware County, Indiana, the son of Charles K. and Uva Pearl (King) Hunter, who both preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Harrison Township High School in Delaware County and received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Ball State University in Muncie. He later received his license in school administration and superintendent. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy and served during World War II and was honorably discharged from service.

He was united in marriage on May 10th, 1944, in Delaware County, to Helen V. Hardin. Unto this union three sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.

His work activities included 36 years as a teacher or school administrator in Frankton, Richmond and the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana (30 years). He was active in the Salvation Army for over five years and volunteered with numerous other organizations. He was a member of Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay where he was a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey L. Hunter and wife Anne Weinheimer of Indianapolis and Stephen C. Hunter and wife Kimberly Hunter of Gaston, Indiana; his daughter, Carol L. Elliott and husband C. Anthony Elliott of Fishers, Indiana; his son-in-law, William J. Hill and wife Jacqueline Hill of Versailles; his grandchildren, Janna and Trevor Sweeney, W. James Hill and Erin Redmon, Jared and Laura Hill, Charles and Jennifer Elliott, Nicole and Brian Chernish, Christopher and Amy Hunter, Elizabeth Hunter, Benjamin and Kori Hunter, Peter Hunter, Abigail Hunter, and Stacy Paetz; his great-grandchildren, Jordan Hinman, Kameron Pavy, Olivia Pavy, Johnathan Sweeney, Hunter Hill, Noah Hill, Savannah Hill, Braeden Elliott, Brynleigh Elliott and Breena Elliott; his brother, Clyde Hunter of LaPorte, Indiana; his sisters, Catherine Mitchell and Willetta Vest, both of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen V. (Hardin) Hunter; his infant son, James Lee Hunter in 1945; his daughter, Virginia E. (Hunter) Hill; his grandson, Jonathan L. Hunter; his sisters, S. Irene Reck and Rachel E. Hiestand and her son, Lloyd Hiestand.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 3rd) at the Harry W. Moore Family Mortuary, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Calling will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 4th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 5th, at 11 a.m. by Reverend Lenny Thorpe at Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Switzerland Baptist Church or the Jon Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund Muncie-Delaware County Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Waunetta McCauley

Waunetta Fay McCauley, 77, of Cross Plains, passed away Monday, May 31st, 2010.

She was born November 10th, 1932, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Raymond and Irma (Werner) Herndon. She was a former employee of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and had worked for 12 years in the deli of Versailles Super Market. She was also a cake decorator and a member of Cross Plains Church of Christ.

She was married to William McCauley on January 25th, 1958, and he survives.

Other survivors include her son, Michael (Stacy) McCauley of Greensburg; her daughters, Theresa (Ken) Wagner of West Harrison, Tammy (Brian) Varble of Versailles, Kentucky, and Michele (Jeff) Gammons of Milan; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Jerry Herndon of Lebanon, Tennessee; her sisters, Martha Tipton and Irene Gill, both of Eminence, Kentucky, and Lorene Tipton of Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Robert Coy; and her brother, Raymond Herndon.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 4th, at 11 a.m. at the Cross Plains Church of Christ with Reverend Brian Varble officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Cross Plains. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 3rd, from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery or to the donor’s favorite charity in care of the funeral home.