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Obituaries from January 2006

March 15, 1948-Jan. 25, 2006 (01/31/06)
Daryl Ray Anderson, 58, Manhattan, Kan., formerly of Petersburg and Crawfordsville, died Wednesday. He was the son of Wayne and Betty Anderson. Surviving are a son, Brady; and brothers, Garry and Dwight, Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his mother and son, Erech...
Sept. 1, 1928-Jan. 22, 2006 (01/24/06)
Virgil Lowe Snapp, 77, Raccoon Lake, died Sunday at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. Born in Hendricks County, he was the son of Samuel and Cordelia Snapp. He was retired as s training director at the Rockville Training Center. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was also a member of the rockville First United Methodist Church and Elks Lodge. He graduated from Fillmore High School and attended Indiana State University...
Barbara Joan Irwin, 74, Greencastle, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. (01/23/06)
Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles S. and Elizabeth (Varvel) Shaner. She married Donald Irwin on Jan. 15, 1949. He survives. She worked at Central Bank for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Knightsville Church of Christ, and the Hospital Guild...
Jack Myers Moore, 80, Brooklyn, died Friday at Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Martinsville. (01/23/06)
Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Algan and Marie (Myers) Moore. He married Delores Jean (Argadine) Moore in 1949, and she survives. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a curator for the Indiana State Museum for 25 years before retiring in 1996. Previously he had worked as a designer for J.C. Penny for five years and also owned J.M.M. Design Sign Shop for 30 years...
Cynthia L. Denham, 46, Indianapolis, died Jan. 19. (01/23/06)
She was born in Greencastle. Surviving are her mother, Donna L. Abrams; sister Jana Birtchman; and brothers Terry and Gary Twomey. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald L. Twomey. Memorial visitation was conducted Monday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis...
Rev. Carl C. Hansen, 88, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. (01/23/06)
Born in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Carl Christian and Anna Christina (Neilson) Hansen. He was a retired minister with the Cloverdale Church of the Nazarene and had also served at State Line, Logansport and Bicknell. He was a member of Cloverdale Church of the Nazarene...
Wilma J. Harris, 79, Greencastle, died Saturday. (01/23/06)
Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of William and Lucy (Vanhook) Hold. A lifelong resident of Greencastle, she was a graduate of Greencastle High School and an active member of First Baptist Church, a member of Order of Eastern Star and the Democrat Women's Club...
Rosemary Priest, 80, Roachdale, died Saturday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. (01/23/06)
Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Charles P. and Marie (Galbreath) Rady. She was retired as secretary at North Putnam School Corp. She was a 1943 graduate of Roachdale High School, and a member of Roachdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Roachdale Christian Church...
Barbara Joanne Irwin (01/20/06)
Barbara Joan Irwin, 74, Greencastle, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Miriam Louise Sallust (01/19/06)
May 8, 1911-Jan. 18, 2006 Miriam Louise Sallust, 94, Greencastle, died Wednes-day morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Parke County, she was the daughter of Albert Martin and Rose Ann (Lancaster) Thompson. She had worked as a receptionist at Mason Hall at DePauw University. She also worked at Lucia's and Ella Marie's Fabric stores. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Lydia's Circle at the church, and the Monday Club...
Louise Sallust (01/18/06)
Louise Sallust, 94, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Patricia Baker (01/18/06)
Patricia A. Baker, 67, Crawfordsville, died Tuesday morning at Home Hospital, Lafayette. She was the daughter of Charles and Amanda (Watkins) Tolle. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, Moose Auxiliary, and New Horizon Baptist Church in LaFollette, Tenn...
died January 21, 2006 (01/24/06)
Paul E. Buechler Jr., 82, Greencastle, died Monday evening at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Chicago, he was the son of Emil Paul and Marjorie (Schuler) Buechler. He had worked in sales for many years in heating and cooling. He was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Greencastle Lions Club, in which he served as president for two years...
Sept. 29, 1921-Jan. 24, 2006 (01/24/06)
Clarence Edwin Kitchen, 84, St. Charles, Mo., died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Born in St. Louis, he was the son of John and Charlotte Louise (Tiemann) Kitchen. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A project engineer, he retired from Lincoln Engineering in St. Louis...
March 13, 1945-Jan. 27, 2006 (01/31/06)
Pat VanBibber, 60, Cartersville, Ga., died Friday in Kilgore. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of William and Zella Lytle. She resided in Greencastle until moving to Cartersville 20 years ago. She worked for Lockheed for several years before starting to work for Wal-Mart in Cartersville 10 years ago...
died Jan. 29, 2006 (01/31/06)
Betty Louise Lear, 80, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died Sunday evening at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ralph R. and Clara (Pifer) Crawley. She had retired from Putnam County Hospital as a medical records librarian. She was also a member of the Mother's Study Club for many years...
Notice (01/31/06)
Michelle Kendall, 41, Greencastle, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
June 5, 1931-Jan. 29, 2006 (01/30/06)
John L. Perry, 74, Cloverdale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Hansford, W. Va., he was the son of Elmer and Mildred (Douglas) Perry. He married Nancy Fowler on Nov. 3, 1963. She survives. He attended East Bank High School, East Bank, W. Va., and was a fork lift operator at Olin Brass, Indianapolis. ...
Leonard B. "Buddy" Hart (01/27/06)
Leonard B. "Buddy" Hart, 51, Crawfordsville, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Danville, he was the son of Robert Mac Hart and Nigel Zachary. He married Tina Courtwright on Nov. 9, 2002, in Lakeland, Fla., and she survives. A U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of Southmont High School, he worked as a mason and fork truck operator...
John D. Craft (pending) (01/27/06)
John D. Craft, 67, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday at University Heights, Greenwood. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Paul E. Buechler Jr., 82, Greencastle, died Monday evening at Putnam County Hospital. (01/26/06)
Born in Chicago, he was the son of Emil Paul and Marjorie (Schuler) Buechler. He had worked in sales for many years in heating and cooling. He was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Greencastle Lions Club, in which he served as president for two years...
May 10, 1929-Jan. 25, 2006 (01/26/06)
James William Perkins, 76, Roachdale, died Wednesday morning at his residence. Born in Hadley, he was the son of Ottie and Mary Lula (Eggers) Perkins. He had been employed at Crestline Windows for 30 years. He attended Family of God Church in Roachdale...
May 10, 1929-Jan. 25, 2006 (01/25/06)
James William Perkins, 77, Roachdale, died Wednesday morning at Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Hadley, he was the son of Ottie and Mary Lula (Eggers) Perkins. He had been employed at Crestline Windows for 30 years. He attended Family of God Church in Roachdale...
July 15, 1922-Jan. 20, 2006 (01/24/06)
Violet Wanetta "Vi" Fouty Bristow, 83, Lawrenceburg, Ky., formerly of Reelsville and Avon, died Friday at Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Edward and Adeline (Drake) Fouty. She married Wilford Henry Bristow who preceded her in death...
Feb. 14, 1926-Jan. 22, 2006 (01/24/06)
Luella S. Gottschalk, 79, formerly of South Whitley, Ind. died Sunday in Greencastle. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was the daughter of Charles and Ella (Thomas) Scott. She married Brandon Gottschalk on May 13, 1945, and the couple moved to Greencastle in April 2002...
Garland Williams (01/18/06)
Dec. 16, 1913-Jan. 17, 2006 Garland R. Williams, 92, Carbon, died Tuesday morning at Healthsouth of Terre Haute. Born in Sullivan County, he was a 1932 graduate of Pimento High School. He had been a farmer in Parke County, drove a school bus for Van Buren School Corp. and was a logger. He served on the committee for agriculture stabilization in Parke County...
William 'Max' Wilson (01/17/06)
March 31, 1942-Jan. 15, 2006 William "Max" Wilson, 63, Brazil, died Sunday night. He was the son of William and Mary (Miller) Wilson. He had worked in Cloverdale for Liberty Insulation as well as Dalton Asphalt. He was a member of Brazil Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge...
Mary Rose Allee (01/09/06)
Aug. 18, 1939-Jan. 5, 2006 Mary Rose Allee, 66, Greencastle, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Claude Joshua and Bonnie Marie (Sutherlin) Query. She married Jack Allee on July 6, 1956, and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of Otter Creek Predestarian Baptist Church...
James Ray Hardy (01/09/06)
Aug. 19, 1960-Jan. 7, 2006 James Ray Hardy, 45, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Pana, Ill., he was the son of Jerry L. and Donna Ray (Norton) Hardy. A graduate of Northrup University in Inglewood, Calif., he had resided in Putnam County for eight years and was employed by Indiana Paging Network as an electronics technician. He was of the Catholic faith and was Cub Master for Pack 99...
Mary R. Allee, 66, Greencastle, died Thursday at her residence. (01/06/06)
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Dec. 4, 1916-Jan. 4, 2006 (01/06/06)
Lucille (Kuehn) Evans, 89, Evansville, died Wednesday evening at her home. She attended Fulton Elementary and graduated from Central High School in 1934. She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ. Surviving are daughters Phyllis Riess, Galesburg, Ill., Paula Evans-Fornari and husband Chester, Greencas-tle, and Janie Vonderscher and husband Donald, Evansville; son Albert Evans and wife Regina, Evansville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Milton Alfred Rice (01/05/06)
Nov. 1, 1954-Jan. 4, 2006 Milton Alfred Rice, 51, Ladoga, died Wednesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Alfred and Ruth (McMahan) Rice. A 1972 graduate of Southmont High School, he had been employed in production at Temple-Inland in Crawfordsville. He was a member of Ladoga Christian Church, a former member of Freedom Baptist Church, a member of Montgomery County Pioneer Tractor Club, Bal-Hinch Harriers Dirt Bike Club, and Active Baptist Campers...
Pat R. Vaughn (01/05/06)
Pat R. Vaughn, 75, Greencastle, formerly of Belle Union, died Wednesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Center, Texas, she was the daughter of Millard and Ella (Harrison) Trout. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She graduated from Amo High School...
Pat R. Vaughn (01/04/06)
Pat R. Vaughn, 75, Greencastle, formerly of Belle Union, died Wednesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Center, Texas, she was the daughter of Millard and Ella (Harrison) Trout. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She graduated from Amo High School...
Elizabeth Vandy (01/04/06)
March 19, 1917-Dec. 31, 2005 Services were conducted Tuesday for Elizabeth "Bets" Vandy, 88, Coatesville, who died Saturday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. She had been a waitress for Pizza Hut in Indianapolis for 15 years. She married John Vandy Sr. He preceded her in death...
Harold Cline (01/03/06)
Jan. 5, 1934-Dec. 29, 2005 Harold L. Cline, 71, Ladoga, died Thursday afternoon in an auto accident in Montgomery County. Born at Ladoga, he was the son of Howard Lee and Naomi Irene (Wilson) Cline. A 1953 graduate of Ladoga High School, he was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Montgomery County Pioneer Association and the Methodist Church at Ladoga...
Kenneth Joe Arvin (01/03/06)
May 9, 1961-Dec. 29, 2005 Kenneth Joe Arvin, 44, Poland, died Thursday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert Clayton Arvin Sr. and Hellen M. (Ragan ) Stratton. He was a self-employed carpenter for 29 years...
Juanita Marie Anderson (01/03/06)
Nov. 5, 1928-Dec. 30, 2005 Juanita Marie Crosby Anderson, 77, Roachdale, died Friday. Born in North Salem, she was the daughter of Fayte Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Gasper) Edwards. She had been trustee for Jackson Township for 20 years, and was Area 7 case manager for in-home services in Terre Haute for 14 years. She was a long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Bunco Club, and past president of Delta Theta Tau sorority...
Nevada Eve Dudley (01/10/06)
Nevada Eve Dudley, 83, Fillmore, died Monday. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Nevada Dudley (01/11/06)
Dec. 19, 1922-Jan. 9, 2006 Nevada Eve Dudley, 83, Fillmore, died Monday. She was the daughter of Claude and Letha (Hammon) Burchard. She had been a cook at DePauw University for several years, and was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Olen L. Dudley; daughter Dorothy Curtis and husband John, Stilesville; sons Burl Dudley and wife Cheryl, Fillmore, Vern Dudley and wife Lorena, Eaton, Marvin Dudley and wife Linda, Madison, and Edward Dudley and wife Barbara, Greencastle; sister Donna Burchard, Carlisle; brother Claude Burchard, Oregon; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Estelle Murray (01/17/06)
June 3, 1911-Jan. 14, 2006 Estelle E. Murray, 94, Greenwood, died Saturday. Born in Washington, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Fanning) O'Connor. She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. She married Nelson Earl Murray on April 29, 1935. He preceded her in death...
Tim Wilson (01/16/06)
Tim E. Wilson, 41, Greencastle, died Thursday. A graduate of Danville High School, he was formerly employed by T.E. Scott in Avon. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte A. Wilson; his mother, Lisa Mullins; two sisters, Regina Wilson and Edgwenna Wilson; stepson Justin Purdue and wife Brandy; and two stepgrandchildren, nieces and other relatives...
Sarah Christian (01/16/06)
July 15, 1914-Jan. 12, 2006 Sarah "Sally" E. Christian, 91, Cloverdale, died Thursday. Born in Talladega, Ala., she was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and Farm Girls Sunshine Club. Her husband, Shadrach N. Christian, preceded her in death...
Ruby M. Hall (01/16/06)
March 12, 1922-Jan. 14, 2006 Ruby M. Hall, 83, Reelsville, died Saturday at Healthcare Center in Sheridan. Born in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Thomas B. and Minnie (Swaggerty) Hall. She had worked for 34 years as a group leader at RCA in Indianapolis...
Estelle Murray (01/16/06)
June 3, 1911-Jan. 14, 2006 Estelle E. Murray, 94, Greenwood, died Saturday. Born in Washington, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Fanning) O'Connor. She was a member of Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church. She married Nelson Earl Murray on April 29, 1935. He preceded her in death...
Artie Mildred Mercer (01/16/06)
Aug. 3, 1913-Jan. 13, 2006 Artie Mildred Mercer, 92, Greencastle, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Eubanks, Ky., she was the daughter of George C. and Roxanna (Eastham) Gifford. She resided most of her life in Spiceland and New Castle until she moved to Greencastle in 2002...
Tim Wilson (01/13/06)
Tim Wilson, 41, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
John Helton (01/13/06)
Dec. 6, 1921-Jan. 12, 2006 John Helton, 84, Quincy, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Saylor, Ky., he was the son of Carlo "Buddie" and Edna (Jones) Helton. He married Celetia Brock on Nov. 24, 1937, and she survives. He was a coal miner in Kentucky and also worked at Beverage Paper Company, Indianapolis...
Bettye Jean Hart (01/12/06)
Dec. 8, 1932-Jan. 9, 2006 Bettye Jean Hart, 73, New Palestine, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in McMinnville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Joe and Willie (Cates) Anderson. She had been a motor route carrier for the BannerGraphic. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd W. ...
Edward Kress (01/12/06)
March 1, 1941-Jan. 10, 2006 Edward L. Kress, 64, Jasonville, died Tuesday at his residence. He was the son of Wallace and Martha (Hepler) Kress. A 1960 graduate of Clay City High School, he served in the Air National Guard, and was former owner of the Beverage Place in Clay City...
Christian Stidham (01/11/06)
Jan. 4, 2006-Jan. 10, 2006 Christian Taylor Stidham, 6 days, died Tuesday at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. He was the son of Roger Dale Stidham Jr. and Ashley Nicole Crawford. Surviving are maternal grandfather, Ricky Lee Crawford, Indianapolis; maternal grandmother Dodi L. ...
Verne E. Baker (01/03/06)
Jan. 13, 1926-Dec. 31, 2005 Verne E. Baker, 79, Avon, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Anderson, he was the son of Walter and Florence (Smith) Baker. A 1944 graduate of Anderson High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Indiana University in 1950...