Obituaries from February 2006
Feb. 25, 1917-Feb. 27, 2006
Virginia Marie Walbring, 89, Terre Haute, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Hall, she was the daughter of Robert Guy and Elsie May (Welty) Wooden. She was a 1935 graduate of Cloverdale High School. She married Marvin A. Walbring, who preceded her in death...
April 5, 1927-Feb. 17, 2006
Barbara A. (Myers) Flaskamp, 78, Spencer, died Friday in Indianapolis. Born in New Palestine, she was the daughter of Percy and Dorothy (Kenton) Myers. She was a sales clerk for Woolco for nine years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church and the House of Prayer Evangelism Ministry...
Nov. 16, 1925-Feb. 18, 2006
Bonnie Jane Jamison, 80, Coatesville, died Saturday morning at her residence. Born in Danville, she was the daughter of Arthur and Laura E. (DeCamp) Biehl. She was retired from the family-owned business, Coatesville Farm Supply Co. She was the longest continuous member of Coatesville United Methodist Church, and was member and past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star...
Oct. 11, 1933-Feb. 16, 2006
James W. Arnold, 72, Martinsville, died Thursday at Morgan Hospital. Born in Bloomington, he was the son of Alexander and Joyce Cletis (Taylor) Arnold. He had been a machine operator for Kroger Bakery in Indianapolis for 38 years, retiring in 1994. Prior to that he had worked at L.S. Ayres. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1 in Indianapolis, and had served in the U.S. Army...
Jan. 5, 1935-Dec. 20, 2005
Word has been received of the death of VonDaLee Dunn King, 70, Westminster, Calif. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clarence Dunn and Goldie Dunn Newby. She married Richard "Buzz" King, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Adams, Westminster, Calif.; two sons, Michael King, Buena Park, Calif., and Scott King, Rigby, Idaho; sister Connie Dunn Roderick, Redondo Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, as well as cousin Barbie Eastham, Greencastle.. ...
Dec. 13, 1918-Jan. 19, 2006
Marjorie E. McKee, 87, Lawton, Okla., died Jan. 19 at her son's residence. Private family graveside services were conducted at Fort Sill National Cemetery. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she was a former resident of Putnam County. She was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, as well as numerous clubs and organization, including Delta Delta Delta sorority, P.E.O., and the DePauw Faculty Wives Club. ...
Jan. 25, 1949-Feb. 15, 2006
Clifford Smiley, 57, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. He was the son of Charles and Geraldine (York) Smiley. He had been a mechanic for York Pontiac for 19 years, and was a member of Greencastle Moose Lodge and First Baptist Church...
July 2, 134-Feb. 16, 2006
Flo Ann Morrison, 71, Greencastle, died Thursday. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Mac and Elsie Arthur McGuffey. She was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School and was a member of Greencastle Presbyterian Church, Windy Hill Country Club and Elks...
Died Feb. 15, 2006
Clifford Smiley, 57, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle
Jan. 8, 1910-Feb. 13, 2006
Damie M. King, 96, Orange City, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Summerset, Ky., she was the daughter of Riley and Myrtle (Poynter) Poole. She worked at L.S. Ayres and Bridgeport Brass, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie A. King; son Virgil M. King, one sister and five brothers...
May 30, 1942-Feb. 14, 2006
Mary Lou Larmer, 63, North Salem, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Bainbridge, she was the daughter of William Libka and Ruby Eggers. A 1959 graduate of North Salem High School, she was a member of Barnard Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and worked for Larmer's Service and Sales with her husband in Danville...
June 13, 1928-Feb. 14, 2006
Charles D. "Don" Hendrich, 77, Fillmore, died Tuesday. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Charles and Onald Olive Hendrich. He graduated from Bainbridge High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was former owner of Hendrich Construction and was a member of Fillmore Masonic Lodge and O.E.S., of which he held various offices...
March 30, 1915-Feb. 19, 2006
Mary Eunice Nelson, 90, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of H.W. and Ethel (Pierce) Sutherlin. She married Louis E. "Shacks" Nelson on Jan. 28, 1933. He preceded her in death. She was a housekeeper for the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at DePauw University for more than 37 years, retiring in 1989...
June 3, 1936-Feb. 18, 2006
Herbert J. Gruener, 69, Martinsville, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital South, Indianapolis. Born in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of Herbert and Mae (Ferrell) Gruener. A 1955 graduate of Nutley High School in Nutley, N.J., he served in the U.S. ...
June 20, 1928-Feb. 19, 2006
Roy H. Allen, 77, Cloverdale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Hancel Cleo and Mary Sarah (Williamson) Allen. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was retired owner operator of Custom Contractor, Indianapolis, and was formerly employed at Engineering Metals of Indianapolis...
Died Feb. 27, 2006
Esther E. Wilcox Smedley, 92, Rocklin, Calif., formerly of Stilesville, died Monday at Manor Care, Citrus Heights, Calif.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
David Wayne Poynter
David Wayne Poynter, 43, Greencastle, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of L.V. and Wilma Jean (Webb) Poynter. A 1980 graduate of North Putnam High School, he had been a fab operator at Acuity Lighting in Crawfordsville...
Bradley Earl Karn II
Bradley Earl Karn II, 25, Brazil, died late Friday in Putnam County. Born in Falmouth, Mass., he was the son of Bradley Earl and Shelly Ann (Deakins) Karn. A 1999 graduate of Northview High School, he had attended Indiana State University. He had worked at the Brazil McDonald's during high school and for Regal Construction and T.I.C. Construction after graduation. He attended Berea Christian Church, Bee Ride Church and Otter Creek Christian Church...
William Lowell Clodfelter
William Lowell Clodfelter, 75, Donelson, Tenn., died Wednesday. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Hubert and Elizabeth (Eggers) Clodfelter. He was owner of Olympic Trophy Co. for 35 years. He was a member and past president of the Donelson Hermitage Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris fellow. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Andrew Price United Methodist Church...
Helen E. Ewing
Helen E. Ewing, 94, Greencastle, died Thursday. Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Fischer) Mueller. She married Henry G. Ewing on Nov. 29, 1929, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1961. A 1927 graduate of Providence High School, she worked at DePauw University for 27 years, retiring in 1985. She was a baker and well known for her wedding cakes and birthday cakes...
Helen Ewing 94, Greencastle, died Thursday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Forest E. Shumaker, 70, Largo, Fla., formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday. He was the son of Emmett and Mary (Finchum) Shumaker. He was employed at J.C. Penney at Castleton for 30 years. He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Largo, Fla., and Franklin Road Baptist Church, Indianapolis, where he served as deacon for many years and was a choir member. He was vice president of Colonial Village Mobile Home Park in Largo...
Nov. 16, 1953-Feb. 19, 2006
Stephen D. "Bubba" Crawley, 52, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Randall B. and Marie A. (Kelsey) Crawley. He was employed with R.R. Donnelley for 20 years. He was secretary of the Greencastle Men's Bowling Association, and member of the Greencastle Men's Bowling Hall of Fame, a team member and coach of the Varsity Lanes softball team, and a graduate of Greencastle High School...
Sept. 13, 1924-Feb. 20, 2006
Betty Lou (Cox) White, 81, Indianapolis, died Monday. Born in Cloverdale, she was the daughter of Jesse L. and Mary Cecile (Williams) Cox. She married Robert L. White, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, Butch White; sister Mary Ellen Cummings; and brother Herman R. Cox...
Died Feb. 20, 2006
Walter W. Olson, 89, died Monday morning at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, where he had spent the last 28 winters. He was a member of a free church in Minnesota and attended Fillmore Christian Church. He was a truck driver. He married Thelma Jean Rissler on May 31, 1998. She survives...
Died February 20, 2006
Stephen D. Crawley, 52, Greencastle, died Sunday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 16, 1948-Feb. 14, 2006
Karen (Troth) Stover, 57, Sheridan, died Tuesday at The Heart Center of Indiana. Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Floyd and Helen Marie Troth. A 1967 graduate of Speedway High School, she was a 1972 graduate of University of Evansville with a degree in art education. She was employed at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in patient financial services for 17 years as a hospice patient account representative...
Nov. 4, 1944-Jan. 28, 2006
Mary "Sissy" Catherine Berry Kelley, 61, formerly of Putnam County, died Jan. 28 in Colorado.
Nov. 17, 1913-Feb. 7, 2006
Mary M. (Whitlow) Graham, 93, Danville, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Eminence, she was the daughter of Amos and Lou Emma (Edwards) Whitlow. She was a homemaker, and had been a telephone operator for the Clayton Fire Department. She was a former member of Clayton Rebekah Lodge, Republican Precinct Committeeman, and Eminence Methodist Church...
May 15, 1948-Feb. 5, 2006
Linda Lou Davis, 57, Brownsburg, formerly of Belle Union, died Sunday in Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Herbert Leon Cline and Ruth (Williamson) Cline Jackson. She had been auditor at Hendricks County Bank in Brownsburg. She was a member of Kessler Crest Baptist Church, Indianapolis...
Aug. 17, 1940-Feb. 6, 2006
David L. Woodall, 65, Jamestown, died Monday in Hendricks Regional Hospital, Danville. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of Joseph L. and Nancy Ellen (Cox) Woodall. He was a member of the Amo Conservation Bird Dog Club and the Jamestown Christian Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1957-61. He worked as a crib attendant for General Motors Truck and Bus, retiring in 1998 after 30 years of service...
Nov. 26, 1948-Feb. 7, 2006
Douglas Lee Crichlow, 57, died Sunday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Daniel M. Crichlow and Jean (Clark) Crichlow. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School class of 1967, he attended DePauw University, where he met his wife, Susan (Mottis) Crichlow, to whom he was married to for 31 years...
Aug. 11, 1925-Feb. 4, 2006
Dewey Burkhart, 80, Elberfeld, Ind., died Saturday at Evansville. Born in Bowman, Ind., he was the son of Quillis and Delta Mae Burkhart. A World War II veteran, he received several medals including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, awarded by Gen. George Patton. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. in 1989 and was a member of the United Mine Workers...
Died Feb. 5, 2006
Linda Lou Davis, 57, Brownsburg, formerly of Belle Union, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Oct. 14, 1933-Feb. 1, 2006
Marjorie L. Collins, 72, Rockville, formerly of Indianapolis, died Wednes-day. Born in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Norman and Lottie (Cline) Rieke. She was a retired medical records clerk with 22 years of service at Wishard Memorial Hospital and Westview Hospital, both in Indianapolis...
died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006
George Verne Dilcher Sr., 62, Indianapolis, died Friday at Methodist Hospital. He was a retired auto mechanic. Surviving are his mother, Jaynelle Moore, Dilcher; his wife of 41 years, Ellen Marie Lockhart-Dilcher; three sons, George V. Dilcher Jr., Indianapolis, John Dilcher and wife Dawn, Bradenton, Fla., and Louis Dilcher and wife Karen, Cloverdale; daughter Kimberly Perkins and husband Robert, Indianapolis; sister Linda Dilcher Fresen, Nevada; and eight grandchildren...
May 11, 1979-Jan. 31, 2006
Sarada D. Hinton, 26, Advance, died Tuesday in Lafayette. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Bernard M. and Cynthia S. (Isenhower) Hinton. She attended school in Charlotte, N.C. and Lebanon High School. She resided in Greencastle for seven years and in Advance for two years. She worked several years at Lear Corp. in Greencastle, and as a server at the Travel Center in Lebanon...
May 11, 1912-Jan. 31, 2006
Robert L. White Sr., 93, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, January 31 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of Ernest and Emma (Giffel) White. He graduated from Garfield High School. He was the district manager for the Terre Haute Star before working in the family owned White Beverage Beer Distributing Co. ...
Dec. 30, 1922-Feb. 1, 2006
Samuel M. Mahorney, 83, Ladoga, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville. Born at Crawfordsville, he was the son of George Z. and Orthella (Johnson) Mahoney. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and had worked at Allison in Indianapolis in 1941 and 1942. ...
Nov. 26, 1948-Feb. 7, 2006
Douglas Lee Crichlow, 57, Indianapolis, died Sunday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Daniel M. Crichlow and Jean (Clark) Crichlow. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School class of 1967, and he attended DePauw University, where he met his wife, Susan (Mottis) Crichlow, to whom he was married to for 31 years...
Doris Elaine Moore
Doris Elaine Poole Moore, 80, Frankfort, formerly of Putnam County, died Tuesday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. A native of Franklin County, Ky., she was retired from Kentucky State government as an administrative assistant for the departments of welfare, education and the attorney general. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday School class...
June 18, 1920-Feb. 7, 2006
Betty Jean Eiteljorge, 85, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clyde and Claudia (Crawley) Grimes. She married William H. Eiteljorge on April 17, 1948. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1980...
Jan. 31, 1920-Feb. 13, 2006
Charles "Red" Hammond, 86, Jeffersonville, died Monday at Clark Memorial Hospital.
Died Feb. 10, 2006
Elisabeth M. Petersen, 78, formerly of Conyngham, Pa., died Friday in Indianapolis. Born in Goslar, Germany, she was the daughter of Max and Hedwig (Fricke) Husslein. She married Kurt C. Peterson, who preceded her in death. In 1956, they couple immigrated to the United States with their young family. She was a homemaker and worked for a short time in various businesses in New York and Pennsylvania. She was a charter member of the Gemutlichkeit German-American Association in Hazelton, Pa...
April 26, 1932-Feb. 12, 2006
Leona L. Fowler Bevins, 73, Avon, formerly of Greencastle, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Cloyd and Berniece (Thompson) Trisler. A 1950 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had been an O.B. technician at Putnam County Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Plainfield...
April 12, 1909-Feb. 9, 2006
Justino 'Jap' Casassa, 96, Brazil, died Thursday at his residence west of Brazil. Born in Perth, Indiana, he was the son of Dominic and Margaret Casassa. He married Mary Kathleen (Hathaway) Casassa on Nov. 5, 1932. She died in 1975. His family founded Casassa's Dairy Farm, a business which operated in Clay County for 70 years. ...
Oct. 24, 1918-Feb. 11, 2006
Frances A. Taylor, 87, Greencastle, died Saturday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Vanlanding-ham) Taylor. She had been a homemaker and artist. Surviving are a sister, Betty J. Parrish and husband Gene, Greencastle; two brothers, Robert Taylor and wife Barbara, Gosport, and Richard Taylor and wife Pat, Mishawaka; and several nieces and nephews...
July 26, 1914-Feb. 10, 2006
Myrtie Jane Evelyn Dove, 91, Greencastle, formerly of Bainbridge, died Friday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of John and Bertha (Elliot) Miller. A homemaker, she had provided child care in her home for several years. She was a member of New Maysville Baptist Church...
Sept. 27, 1950-Feb. 9, 2006
Ret. SMSgt. Paul C. Heustis, 55, Bayou George, Fla., died Thursday at his residence. Born in Greencastle. He was the son of James C. and Mary C. (Seymour) Huestis Sr. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Air Force Association...
March 30, 1916-Feb. 2, 2006
Geneva F. Jones, 89, Coatesville, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Lexington, Ind., she was the daughter of Otis and Mary (Wilson) Pattison. She married Earl Jones, who died in 1966. She had worked in stock at L.S. Ayres for 15 years, and in cleaning at the Shangrala Health Resort in Florida for 10 years. She was a member of Coatesville United Methodist Church...
Died Feb. 9, 2005
Mary Frances Sankey Harcourt, 84, Indianapolis, died Thursday. She had been a registered nurse, working more than 53 years in several area hospitals including Community Hospital, VA Hospital and the RN Registry. She had also been a real estate agent, and was a member of Warren Park Wesleyan Church, National Board of Realtors and past president of Irvington Kiwanis...
March 12, 1952-Feb. 9, 2006
Shirley J. Hemmerling, 53, Brazil, died Thursday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Parke County, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Braden) Batchelor. She had worked as a certified nurse's assistant for more than 10 years, and had recently begun working at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation in Terre Haute. She had worked at several nursing homes in the Brazil and Greencastle areas...
March 6, 1933-Feb. 10, 2006
Emily S. Cox, 72, Greencastle, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at her residence. Born in Greer, S.C., she was the daughter of Matthew and Katie (Eskew) Sloan. A 1951 graduate of Greenville High School in South Carolina, she had worked at the Kroger store in Greencastle for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church...
Dec. 31, 1923-Feb. 1, 2006
Audrey M. Kelly, 82, Crawfordsville, formerly of Greencastle, died Wednesday at Ben Hur Nursing Home. Born in Wynn, Ariz., she was the daughter of Harlen and Jewel (Moore) McBroom. She had retired as manager after 25 years at the Indianapolis Housing Authority...