Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
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HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) -
The funeral for the couple killed in an explosion last weekend is set for Monday at the Indianapolis church where they were married.
36-year-old Jennifer Longworth and 34-year-old John Dion Longworth died in the explosion Saturday night in the Richmond Hill subdivision that damaged about 80 homes.
The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
Dion Longworth was from Henderson. Despite the year between them, Brookley Longworth says growing up, people sometimes mistook her and her older brother Dion for twins.
And with good reason.
"We did everything together, went everywhere together in school, you know, everybody knew us as the brother sister team," Brookley told 14 News.
And they stayed close, Brookley says. even as adults living in different states.
After graduating from Henderson County High School, Dion moved to Indianapolis.
11 years ago, he married his wife, Jennifer.
Everything was normal, a fun Thanksgiving holiday together just a few days away.
But for Brookley and her family, it all changed in an instant last Saturday night.
'Really, we're all just still in shock," she said. "Still kind of trying to figure out 'Wow, that just happened. Really did that just happen?'"
At first, all Brookley knew was there'd been an explosion in Indianapolis.
As the hours passed, she followed the story over the phone with her sister, and online, hoping for the best.
But as more pictures and information from the scene hit the Internet...
"That's when I kind of actually knew there's no way that that's, that they escaped that unless they were out of town," Brookley said.
But Dion and Jennifer Longworth were home that night, and early Sunday morning, Brookley and her family got official word the couple hadn't made it.
It's not been easy saying goodbye to her big brother, but one thing that's helped. is finding out the impact he had on others.
"We cared about Dion and knew exactly the kind of person he was, but it was really nice to come to a realization that everybody else actually felt the same way," Brookley told 14 News. "And Dion really would have liked to have known that he left that kind of mark on people because that was his goal was to be the nice guy that helped people and that's pretty much what everybody thought of him."
And though it's hard to see past the tragedy, Brookley's still trying to take away something positive.
"It's kind of forced me to focus on striving to be a better person, because Dion really always was striving to do better be better and it'd be nice for everybody to learn a lesson from Dion's attitude."
Family and friends are invited to the visitation between St. Paul Episcopal Church on Green Street in Henderson between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:30 GMT
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life. But their story, and why two swing sets swing empty in the summer wind,More >>
In a beautiful home tucked away in the woods of Lexington County, Crystal and Craig Hewitt appear to be living a fairy tale life.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:54:15 GMT
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening. It was their way of welcoming folks to the new location. "It'sMore >>
A new Subway opening along Highway 41 and Morgan Avenue in Evansville treated dozens of customers to a free sandwich Tuesday evening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:45:09 GMT
A traffic alert for drivers in Spencer County. Officials tells us that an overturned semi has traffic down to one lane on eastbound I-64 at the Dale, IN exit. There's no word as of now on injuries. CrewsMore >>
Around 4:00 p.m., an overturned semi caused traffic delays in the eastbound lanes that lasted for a few hours while crews cleared the site. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
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