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Richard Donald Stainbrook

October 2, 1945January 2, 2021

Richard Donald Stainbrook, 75, of Franklin formerly of Columbus passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Stainbrook was born in Missouri October 2, 1945, the son of Homer and Clarisa Stainbrook. He married Linda Newlin; she preceded him in death September 10, 2016. He worked for Cummins Engine Company 14 years retiring in 1985 as a supervisor. He was a member of Dove Ministries, was an avid I.U. Fan, loved hunting and fishing and sharing the Lord with people. He is survived by son, Shawn (Nichole) Stainbrook of Freetown; daughter, Tammy Stainbrook of Texas; sons, Scott (Vicky) Stainbrook of Columbus, Ronnie (Denise) McNew of Pekin, In, Danny McNew of Lexington, KY, Lonnie (Lori) McNew of Pekin, IN; brother, James Stainbrook of Greenwood; sister, Kay (Max) Seifert of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; 2 brothers, George and Howard Stainbrook. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Mike Newlin officiating. Calling from 11:00 a.m. to service time Friday. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. In keeping with CDC and Indiana guidelines, social distancing must be followed and masks are required. You may also be asked to wait outside due to the social distanced capacity of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the Stainbrook family.


  • Shawn (Nicole) Stainbrook, Son
  • Tammy Stainbrook, Daughter
  • Scott (Vicky) Stainbrook, Son
  • Ronnie (Denise) McNew, Son
  • Danny McNew, Son
  • Lonnie (Lori) McNew, Son
  • James Stainbrook, Brother
  • Kay (Max) Seifert, Sister
  • Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, January 8, 2021


Richard Donald Stainbrook

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Jonathan Gunter

January 6, 2021

Dick and I became close friends while I was his deacon. With his love for Jesus and his understanding of God's word, he ministered to me more than I did to him. Linda was a really sweet lady. Even with her advanced dementia, she had that radiant smile and would sit there, talk about whatever and make your day beautiful. I imagine they're both enjoying a nice dance right about now. They're in a beautiful place with their Lord and with each other and I look forward to seeing them again when I get there.

Bob and Sandy Malone

January 4, 2021

To Shawn, Scott, Tammy , Danny and the rest of Donnie's family:
We are so very sorry for the loss of our dear longtime friend and your loved one, Donnie. We are unable to make it for the service, but please know that we will be thinking of you and praying for you.
The good thing to remember is that he is no longer suffering. We have many fond memories of our visits with him and Linda whenever we came to Indiana on vacation. We send much love along with our deepest sympathy.