Memorial Wall

Dedication to UAW1111 Members

What defines the United Autoworkers Union is not just the legal doctines and contracts but instead is the brotherly and sisterly bonds created by a share passion for creating quality, American-made products. Below is a memorial for UAW 1111 members who have passed away.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton, Jr.

This page is dedicated to members of UAW 1111 who have passed away. It has often been said that a Union is made up of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The UAW has been built by members working together to make a better life for each other. Be proud of this, your Union heritage. It’s important that we remember our fallen brothers who helped to build this Union.

Through the use of the Union Memorial Wall, we hope to help the healing by remembering our loved ones. In the true spirit of our union heritage, let’s pause and reflect on the paths taken by our brothers who were here with us. Take a moment to visit the dedications and honor those we worked with, laughed with, and loved. The UAW 1111 Memorial Wall is a place of honor, built with union pride, to hold fast to their memory. We miss them dearly.

Through a special partnership arrangement with, we have received special pricing for creating a custom memorial for our UAW 1111 brothers and sisters.

E-mail if you are interested in creating a memorial with music, photographs, etc. Mention that you are member of the UAW to receive a discount. We will also include a candle next to the name list on this page and clicking the candle will link you to the memorial.

Recent Memorials

John Lawrence Mears , 71 of Indianapolis, IN
01/05/1934 – 02/26/2005
Brother Mears, John Lawrence 71, Indianapolis, died Sat., Feb. 26, 2005. Services: 11 a.m. Fri., Mar. 11 in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Stirling Gerber Chapel, with calling there 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial: Lebanon Cemetery, Midland.

Billy L. Morefield , 65 of Kokomo, IN
10/25/1939 – 02/26/2005
Brother Morefield, Bill, Age 65, of Kokomo, former longtime resident of Lapel, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2005. He was born Oct. 25, 1939. He was employed 30 years at Ford Motor Co., Indianapolis, as a Machine Operator, retiring in 1997. He was an U.S. Army veteran and a member of UAW Union Local 1111. He was an avid bowler and outdoorsman. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton, with calling there 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. Burial: Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton. Survivors include: four sons: Douglas L., Edward C., Christopher S., and Jonathan R. Morefield; mother, Daisy Elizabeth (Jacobs) Morefield; two brothers: Eddie J. and Gary Morefield. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Edward Morefield and wife, Rachel (Meredith) Morefield.

Curt A. Dold , 81 of Greenfield, IN
09/06/1923 – 02/22/2005
Brother Dold, Curt A. 81, Greenfield, passed away February 22, 2005. He retired from Ford Motor Co. Mr. Dold was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge 714 and the Scottish Rite. His wife Dolly Dold, survives. Other survivors include children Rosemary Merriman, Cathy Dutt, Keith Ballard, Kenneth Ballard; niece Rita Krebs; nephew Gary Reynolds; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Community Hospital Hospice or The Little Red Door Cancer Agency. A memorial service will be held Sat. Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center – Washington Park East. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.

Daniel Hyatt , 85 of Wilkinson, IN
10/25/1919 – 02/24/2005
Brother Hyatt, Daniel 85 years, a resident of Wilkinson, passed away at his residence Thursday, February 24, 2005. He was born October 25, 1919 in St. Pauls, North Carolina and is the son of the late Joseph A. and Janie (Sikes) Hyatt. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1981 and was owner of H & H Shoe Store & Repair in Wilkinson for 40 years. He is a member of the Knightstown American Legion. He served during World War II in the 3rd Marine Head Quarters Company, 3rd division, in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Opal (Yount) Hyatt of Wilkinson; son, Daniel D. (wife, Peggy) Hyatt of Parker City, IN; 5 daughters, Betty (husband, Tommie) Bowen of Indianapolis, Juanita (husband, Terry) Reason of Wilkinson, Dorothy (husband, John) Ankrom of Indianapolis, Glenda (husband, Brad) Thompson of Wilkinson and Janis (husband, Tommy) Braxton of West Columbia, SC; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Roscoe, Rowland, Paul, and James Robert Hyatt; 2 sisters, Laura Lee Strickland and Betty Lorraine Shaw. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Kurt Solomon officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery with military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s Choice.

Frederick E. Marshall , 73 of Puyallup, AZ
06/08/1931 – 02/16/2005
Brother Marshall, Frederick E. 73, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. He was born to Frank J. and Mabel (Phillips) Marshall on June 8, 1931 in New Point, IN. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Wright) and four children, Karen Wright of Lebanon, Steven Marshall of Lawrence, Mark Marshall of Glendale, Arizona, and Shannen Marshall of Avon; a brother, Frank Marshall of Flora; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Frederick was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. He was employed for 30 years by Ford Motor Company as a machinist, having retired in 1991. He was a member of the U.A.W. and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Frederick made a friend of everyone he met and will be missed by all. Rev. Richard Burdette will conduct a service at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 21 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, St. Rd. 135. Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m., Sunday, February 20 at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Paul L. Clark , 81 of Indianapolis, IN
08/02/1923 – 02/14/2005
Brother Clark, Paul L. 81, Indianapolis passed away Monday, February 14, 2005. He was born August 2, 1923 in Johnson County to Everett and Grace (Rund) Clark. He was an Inspector at Ford Motor Company and employed for 37 years. He was an Army WWII veteran and his memberships included Nineveh Lodge No. 317 F. & A.M. 50 year member; Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite; Murat Shrine, Redmans Lodge No. 1; Gun Owners Association and life member of N.R.A. Services 11 am, Saturday, February 20 in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation 4 - 8 pm, Friday, February 18. Burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Survivors include son David P. Clark, Houston, TX; stepson Bob Leonard, Indianapolis; step daughter Melanie LaBrie, Houston, TX and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Lenora Emery, Geneva Cobb and Audrey Campbell.

James E. Harrington , 84 of Indianapolis, IN
09/26/1920 – 10/16/2004
Brother Harrington, James E. 84, Indianapolis, died Oct. 16, 2004. No Services. Arrangements by: Crown Hill Funeral Home.

Joan Marie Elkins , 65 of Shirley, IN
10/10/1939 – 02/05/2005
Sister Joan Elkins, 65, of Shirley died February 5, 2005 at The Waters of Muncie, following an extended illness. A Henry County resident most of her life, she was born October 10, 1939, in New Castle, a daughter of the late William George and Mildred Louise Warner Bennett. She was a 1957 graduate of New Castle High School and had worked for many years for the Sheller Globe Corp. in Union City. Sister Elkins retired from Ford/Visteon Company in May of 2004. She had also worked at Howards and Bells diners and at the American Legion Post and Moose Lodge, al in New Castle. She was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the VFW Post 1282, American Legion Post 137, Eagles Aries 933 and Moose Lodge 147, all of New Castle. Sister Elkins was also a member of UAW Local 1111 and a former member of the Rose City Breakers CB Club. She is survived by her life mate of more than 20 years, Bing Dudley; four children, Joseph Lee Elkins Jr. (life mate; Brian Combs) of Mooreland, Pamela E. (husband; David) Matchett of Greentown, Michele D. (husband; Mike) McAlister of Mount Summit and William Martin "Marty" (wife; Renita) Elkins of New Castle; four granddaughters, Krista (husband; Jake) Fewell and Melissa Stephens (fiance; Jeff Loucks) both of Kokomo and Leah and Alli Fewell and Treyton Loucks, all of Kokomo; two stepchildren, Kim (husband; Mike) Blanch of Yorktown and Duke (wife; Staci) Dudley of Ohio; two siblings, Sandy Roberts and Larry Bennett, both of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Elkins Sr.

William A. Peters , 72 of Centerville, IN
03/16/1932 – 02/08/2005
Brother Peters, William A. 72, Centerville, died February 8, 2005. He was born March 16, 1932 in Franklin County, IN. He retired in 1994 from Ford Motor Company after 36 and a half years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12 at Hendryx Mortuary, New Palestine Chapel, with calling there 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Margaret Peters in 1997. Survivors include his wife, Edna (Thorpe) Ferguson Peters; sons, Elmer Peters, William and Ron Gholson; daughter, Sharon Kay Smith; step-sons, Brent, Robert and David Ferguson; step-daughters, Vivian Beach, Carol Borden and Patricia Slinker; sisters, Thelma Lawson and Judy Connally; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

R. Ty Bridges , 32 of Greenwood, IN
05/16/1972 – 02/14/2005
Brother Bridges, R. Ty 32, Greenwood, formerly of Knightstown died unexpectedly. A 1990 graduate of Knightstown High School. He attended Lincoln Tech. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990-1995 and National Guard Reserves. He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Indpls. He enjoyed riding, building and restoring motorcycles. Survived by wife: Vickie (Lambert) Bridges of Greenwood; four stepchildren: Jeremy and Shawn Keith, and Heavenly and Nickolas Savory; one grandson: Jalen Snyder; his parents: Gary and Mollie Lambert; a sister: Staci (Doug) Emerson; a half sister: Crystal Bridges; a half brother: Matthew Bridges; paternal grandparents: Lowel and JoAnn Bridges; grandmother: Marjorie Wampler; three nephews: Sy, Seth and Wes Emerson. Preceded in death by father: Ronald L. Bridges and grandfather: Robert L. Wampler. Services:11 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 17 at Faith Chapel in Knightstown. Burial: Glen Cove Cemetery. Calling: 4 – 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 16 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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