Jeff “JW” Stradley



Jeff “JW” Stradley, 61, of Brownstown, died at 2:23 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at his home. He had been ill for over 10 years.

He was a member of the Vallonia Christian Church. He had worked as a Janitor in the Brownstown school system and later retired from Seymour Tubing.

Jeff was a woodworker and loved to paint cermaics. He enjoyed taking pictures, bee keeping & gardening, but most of all loved being a grandfather.

He was born on March 6, 1958 in Jackson County, IN to the late Charles Niehause & Violet Benton Beikman. On July 17, 1982 he married Karen Hanner and she survives in Brownstown.

Other survivors are his 2 children, Wayne (Pam) Stradley & Beth Anne (Josh) Speckman both of Brownstown; 2 granddaughters, Karlynne Stradley & Keiradee Speckman; brothers, Glen Niehause of Seymour & John Pray of Inverness, FL; one sister, Patty Southworth of Bedford.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Vallonia Christian Church with Chris Criminger and Floyd Fisher officiating. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will take place at the Kurtz Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be given to Vallonia Christian Church or The Amyloidosis Foundation.

Johnson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at

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