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In Memory of REMC Personnel

Rodney Hager, 1946-2023

Rodney Bowen Hager, 77, of Orleans, passed away at 4:44 AM on December 10, 2023 at his home. He was born November 1, 1946 in Paoli, IN, the son of Kenneth and Marietta (Brown) Hager. In 2001, he was elected to the Orange County REMC Board of Directors. In 2002, he was elected to represent Orange County REMC on the Indiana Statewide Association which represents thirty-eight Indiana REMC’s, he became region 7 director, representing 5 southern Indiana REMC’s. He later served at president of the Statewide Association. He was serving as the Orange County REMC board member on the Hoosier Energy Board of Directors at the time of passing.

Janice Case, 1942-2022

Born May 12, 1942 in Salem, she was the daughter of Lester and Ruby (Matthew) Hauger. She married Thomas Cecil Case March 10, 1962 and he preceded her in death January 12, 2022. Janice was a homemaker and worked 13 years for Orange County REMC. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, sewing, and oil painting. Janice restored antique furniture and did some upholstering. She was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ and graduated from Salem High School in 1960.

Eugene Roberts, 1939-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eugene Roberts. Our beloved friend and director passed away July 17, 2020. Eugene had been a Director at Orange County REMC since 1986 and also was appointed to the Hoosier Energy Generation and Transmission Board for the last 26 years. His dedication and knowledge of the industry is one of the reasons for our success. Eugene will be greatly missed.

Larry Clements, 1966-2020

Larry J. Clements age 54 of Paoli, passed away April 1, 2020 at IU Health Paoli Hospital. He was born February 9, 1966 in Paoli to parents, Arthur Clements Jr. and Diane (McMichens) Clements. He married Teresa Morrison on April 2, 1988. Larry worked as a meter technician for Orange County REMC since 1997, and was a volunteer firefighter for both Paoli and Southeast townships. He was a National Weather Service Skywarn Certified Storm Spotter and a member of Indiana Dodge Club. 

Ralph Draper, 1946-2018

Ralph Dwane Draper, 71, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on November 13th, 2018 at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana. He was born on December 8th, 1946 in Herrin, Illinois to Ralph M. and Esther L. Draper. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents. He was a United States Army Veteran in the Vietnam war and a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76, Orleans Masonic Lodge F & AM #153 and Loyal Order of Moose. He retired as an Operations Manager at Orange County REMC, had worked for Cinergy and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 1393. 

Helen Mae (Walker) Proctor, 1940-2018

Helen Mae (Walker) Proctor, 78, of Orleans, passed away at 3:43 PM on April 24, 2018, at her residence. She was born March 26, 1940 in Crawfordsville IN, the daughter of Clarence and Vera (Quinn) Walker. She married Herschel Gene Proctor, June 13, 1978, and he preceded her in death, February 23, 2018. She retired from Orange County REMC after 29 years and was a member of Orleans Tri-Kappa. 


Danny L. Arnold, 1949-2018 

Danny Lee Arnold of Bedford, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 29th, at his home. Danny was born on March 7, 1949 in Sullivan Indiana to parents, the late Russell Arnold, Jr. and Shirley (Barrow) Humphrey. He served seven years in The United States Army Reserves leaving with an honorable discharge of Staff Sergeant.​ Dan retired from Orange County REMC after working 42 years in the utility business. Though modest of his accomplishments, he was proud to be the first person elected to the board of Cooperatives Federal Credit Union, serving six years as president of Co-op FCU, serving 10 years on the National standing committee representing a four-state area, as well as being chosen to represent the industry at an off-peak energy symposium. 

(James) Mark Williams, 1952-2016

James Mark Williams, 64, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 8, 2016 at 9:01 AM. He was born on May 12, 1952 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Larry Lee and Barbara Rose (McCart) Williams. Williams retired from Orange County REMC after 37 years of employment as a lineman. He was an active member and past master of the Orleans Masonic Lodge 153, the Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church and the National Rifle Association.​

Brent Minton, 1979-2012

On Oct. 2, Brent Minton, a 33-year-old employee of Orange County REMC, was fatally injured in an accident as he loaded a utility pole onto a truck at the electric cooperative’s headquarters. The pole slipped out of the rigging, struck Minton and killed him instantly.

Minton was a journeyman lineman and worked at Orange County REMC for 12 years. He lived in Orleans and was a graduate of Paoli Jr./Sr. High School. Minton also served as an elder at the Dogwood Community Church in Paoli. He was an amazing example of what an employee, husband, father, son and Christian should be. Brent left a legacy of true love and humor. He is survived by his wife, Crystal; two children, Benjamin and Miley; parents Richard and Dinah Minton; and sister Kasie Lewellyn.


Bert Holsapple, 1931-2009

Bert E. Holsapple, 77, Orleans, died March 18 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Bert was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Orange County, to his parents, Claud and Allie (Baker) Holsapple. He married Ruth (Springer) Holsapple on April 23, 1955. He graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1950 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bert was a member of the Orange County REMC board of directors, representing District 3 since 1970. This district includes all of Northeast Township in Orange County and Bono Township in Lawrence County.

Bert was a farmer, a member of the Lost River Baptist Church, Claysville, where he served as a deacon; and the Rob Morris Masonic Lodge in Campbellsburg. He was a former member of the Orleans Community School Board and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America’s Board of Directors. He received the “2004 Master Farmer Award” and was selected by the Orleans FFA as the “Honorary Chapter Farmer.”​

Justin Moon, 1986-2008

Orange County REMC employee Justin Moon was fatally injured in a non-work related auto accident at 9:18 on March 8. Justin and his wife Autumn (Buchanan) Moon were traveling on U.S. 150 east of Paoli when the accident happened. Another vehicle struck a deer, which was sent through the windshield of Moon’s vehicle. Justin suffered brain injuries and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was later removed from life support. Autumn suffered minor injuries in the crash.

His parents are Denny and Tammy (Webster) Moon and sisters are Misty Ross of Paoli and Jenny Hall of Virginia. He was hired at Orange County REMC as a member services technician in August of 2006. He was enrolled in the Hoosier Energy meter technician program. Justin was a very friendly young man who made everyone around him laugh. He was a wonderful person who would do anything asked of him. He will be sadly missed by his friends and co-workers at the REMC as well as anyone who met him. Justin was 21 years old and a 2005 Paoli High School graduate. 

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