Coleen Shirley Crowell

first_imgColeen Shirley Crowell, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully at her home on December 15, 2017 with her family by her side. Shirley was born in Shingle Branch, Kentucky (Knott County) on January 4, 1941, the daughter of the late Arthur and Rachel (White) Collins. She moved to the Batesville area at the age of four.Shirley attended the Batesville school system for 11 years and moved to Napoleon for her senior year and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1959. She met her husband Gene in her senior year of high school. Gene still refers to her as the prettiest girl in their class.She married Gene Crowell at St. John’s Lutheran Church on April 23, 1960 and her husband of 57 years still survives at home. They were blessed with three children; Tony, Tami and Tricia.Shirley was a homemaker and an excellent cook and thoroughly enjoyed her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy! Her heart was always full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others. She was a giving person who always put the needs of others before her own. She loved Christmas time, always making a big deal out of it for her family, from decorating, cooking and buying many presents. Perhaps it is only fitting that she received her greatest gift of all at this time of the year….Being in Heaven with her Lord! She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.Along with Gene, those surviving who will cherish Shirley’s memory include her daughter, Tami Burress and her husband Don of Madison, Indiana; and daughter, Tricia O’Donovan and her husband Ryan of Cambridge, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Adam (Kasey) Burress, Derek (Andrea) Burress, Ashley (Shawn) Karle, Erica (Luke) Baumgartner, Rachel and Will O’Donovan, four great grandchildren, Karly and Sophie Burress, Jackson Karle, Chase Baumgartner and one brother, Algar Collins of Delaware, Indiana and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Tony Crowell on April 27, 2001; three brothers, Elwood, Clarence and Mark Collins.Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home. The funeral will be Monday, December 18, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon. She will lie in state at the church from 10:30 am until the funeral at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the church cemetery in Napoleon. The family has requested that memorials go to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home.Services entrusted to Neal’s Funeral Home. www.nealsfuneral home.net There’s still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Neal’s Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on December 17, 2017.last_img read more

Broncos sad Miller won’t have big year he worked so hard for

first_img September 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was primed for a monster comeback in 2020 after packing on the muscle this spring, doubling down on his leadership duties after watching Kobe Bryant’s funeral and Michael Jordan’s documentary, then absolutely destroying offensive drills every day at training camp.It all crumbled when the Super Bowl 50 MVP suffered a serious ankle injury at an indoor practice Tuesday, almost certainly costing him a chance to atone for last season’s drop-off that helped fuel his offseason rededication. “It was just a normal play,” coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday. “He just rushed around the edge and never hit the ground, never looked bad. If you saw the video you’d think nothing happened, but it did.” The feeling around team headquarters was that of heartache for Miller but there wasn’t a sense the team was feeling sorry for itself. “Without a doubt, it’s a punch in the gut for everybody just knowing how good of a player he is and how good of a leader he is for this team,” quarterback Drew Lock said. “And personally for him, I talked to him a lot in the offseason. He was gunning. He was ready to go. He was extremely excited, a new focus from Von. “It definitely hurts our team … but life goes on,” Lock added. “He’s going to work to get back on the field as fast as possible and we’ve got to work to win games.”Safety Justin Simmons said he’s certain Miller will put that same energy into his rehab that he did into his offseason of transformation.“It’s just a huge, beyond words huge, loss for our defense,” Simmons said. Broncos sad Miller won’t have big year he worked so hard for “And we have a good enough team to do that. If you’re a good enough team you can overcome these injuries. There’s countless examples of that over the years, very recently, very long time ago, any time you want to look at, there’s been these types of injuries that teams have overcome and still had successful seasons,” Fangio added. “And we want to be added to that list.”Fangio noted the Broncos went 7-5 last year after losing Chubb in Week 4.“We played our best football after that, and that’s not because we didn’t have Bradley; we just kept developing as a team and we compensated for him,” Fangio said. “And we have a better team this year overall. So, I expect us to still be a good team without Von.”There’s no denying, however, that it just got a whole lot tougher for the Broncos to return to the playoffs this year and avoid becoming the first Super Bowl champion to spend the following five seasons missing out on the playoffs altogether. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL The Broncos open the season Monday night at home against Tennessee, and the Titans were also dispirited over the loss of one of the league’s best ambassadors.“You’re looking at the Hall of Fame-caliber player who’s played at a high level since he’s entered into this league,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “The Broncos have an incredible defense. Obviously, Von Miller will be missed. I feel horrible for that guy,” Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan said. “The handful of times I’ve been around him, he’s been a stand-up dude. He’s one of those people that doesn’t know how much of a star he actually is by the way he acts and treats other people.” ___ AP Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker contributed. Associated Press Miller is seeking additional medical advice before undergoing surgery and is expected to miss the season.“I’m sad that he’s not going to get the season that he worked for because it would have been fun to watch,” Fangio said. “For me. For him. For you. For everybody.”Malik Reed and Jeremiah Attaochu, who filled the void when Miller’s pass rushing partner Bradley Chubb tore an ACL a year ago, will share the workload now. Fangio stressed, however, that they’re not the only ones who will have to step up their game on the field or in the huddle. “The whole team has to pick up the void,” Fangio said. “It’s not the player that ends up playing for him. It’s not the defense, it’s not the offense, it’s not the special teams. It’s everybody. When you lose a player of that caliber, everybody’s got to pick up the slack — in all facets — on the field and off the field, in the locker room.last_img read more

Devils Bedevil The Sabres, 4-1

first_imgNEWARK, N.J. — Patrik Elias was in a reflective mood after notching his 1,000th NHL point.Elias had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils beat the struggling Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Jan. 6.“I don’t think I ever considered myself a goal scorer, coming here when I was 19 years old,” said Elias, who notched No. 399. “I love playing hockey, being a playmaker. I never imagined I’d be in this position.”Now in his 17th season — all with the Devils — Elias reached the milestone in his 1,187th game.“It’s special to do it for one team,” the 38-year-old Elias said. “Sometimes it’s hard to score, the way we’ve played our systems. You have great years, you have injuries. You have to battle through it. It’s not easy to get to 1,000 points.”Travis Zajac and Michael Cammalleri each had a goal and an assist.“When a guy’s played 1,000 games, that’s a really great career,” Cammalleri said. “Now 1,000 points, that’s a whole other level. There’s a lot that goes into that. It’s quite an accomplishment for him.”Jordin Tootoo also scored as the Devils won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 14. Cory Schneider made 20 saves.It seems as though the Devils need a milestone from a veteran to get a victory these days.The modest two-game streak began Jan. 3 against Philadelphia when 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr scored three times and became the oldest NHL player to have a hat trick.On Jan. 5, Mikhail Grigorenko netted his first goal of the season for the Sabres, who have lost five straight and are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games.“We’re not playing within our system,” defenseman Tyler Myers said. “We’re not doing things we normally do. I think it all comes down to preparation.”Myers returned to the Buffalo lineup after missing seven games with a lower-body injury.The Devils dominated the first period, jumping out to a 3-0 lead and outshooting the Sabres 13-4. Elias had a goal and an assist in the frame. He opening the scoring at 3:44, redirecting Cammalleri’s pass between Jhonas Enroth’s pads.Tootoo made it 2-0 at 9:49 with a wrist shot from above the left circle that sailed over Enroth’s glove. Schneider earned the second assist, giving him his first point with the Devils.With New Jersey short-handed, Elias chipped the puck out the Devils end and sent Zajac on his way to a breakaway goal at 14:39.“The reason we got the results early is that we played the way we like to play,” Cammalleri said. “We made strong decisions with the puck, and we wound up on the positive end of things.”Buffalo regrouped to start the second period, and Philip Varone and Chris Stewart tested Schneider in the opening minutes.The Sabres’ persistence paid off when Grigorenko ripped a power-play shot from the high slot past Schneider at 6:40 to trim the Devils’ lead to 3-1.Buffalo again pressed the attack midway through the third period, and came close to scoring when Varone hit the post.“We only played 40 minutes tonight and you need to play 60,” Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers said. “We had some opportunities, some good chances. We just came out too soft, and they took it to us.”The Sabres couldn’t break through again, and Cammalleri iced the game for New Jersey with an empty-net goal. That gave Elias the milestone assist as he became the 82nd player to reach 1,000 points.(MIKE FARRELL)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more