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Obituaries from April 2006

Bill A. Caldwell (04/27/06)
Bill A. Caldwell, 76, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Martinsville, died Tuesday at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Born in Martinsville, he was the son of Charles Caldwell and Pauline (Allen) Caldwell. He graduated from Martinsville High School in 1948 and worked at the Indiana University Chemistry Department for 10 years. ...
Imogene Y. Friend (04/21/06)
Imogene Y. Friend, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ishmael and Dooma (McAdams) York. She married Robert E. Friend on June 7, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1999...
Richard C. Nauman (04/21/06)
Richard C. Nauman, 31, Brazil, died Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Crystal Lynn (Buis) Nauman, children Justice Lynn, Trysta Faye, and Tristan Andrew Nauman; parents Rickey and Janet (Sechman) Nauman, Coatesville; brother Timothy Lewis Nauman, Fillmore; sisters Patricia Gail Batchelor, Brazil, and Amanda JoAnn Nauman, Coatesville; grandmother Madelyn Nauman, Fillmore; grandfathers Lowell Sechman, Coatesville, and Lawrence Nauman, Greencastle...
Robert W. Query (04/21/06)
Robert W. Query, 69, Reelsville, died at his residence Thursday afternoon. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
David W. Jones (04/21/06)
David W. Jones, 64, Avon, died Saturday at Davenport, Fla. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of William Louis and Ardith (Long) Jones. He married Karen (Chapman) Jones, and she survives. He retired from General Motors in 1999. Additional survivors include his mother, of Greencastle; a son, Brent Jones, Plainfield; a daughter, Nikki Jones, Plainfield; a stepson, Brent Taylor, Danville; a stepdaughter, Brenda Taylor, Avon; two brothers, Steve Jones, Koleen, Ind., and Kim Jones, Brazil; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.. ...
Died April 21, 2006 (04/21/06)
William Chaney, 70, Greencastle, died Friday afternoon at Mill Pond Health Campus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
June 9, 1924-April 21, 2006 (04/21/06)
Elizabeth L. Baughman, 81, Greencastle, died Friday morning at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Lilah (Ziemer) Bowden. She attended Beaver Dam (Wis.) High School in 1942, Wayland Acad-emy and Junior College in Beaver Dam in 1943, earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946, and a bachelor of library science from the University of Wisconsin Library School in 1947...
Sept. 10, 1919-April 21, 2006 (04/21/06)
Margaret Ruth Miller, 86, Greencastle, died Friday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of Phillip and Jenny (Campbell) Carpenter. A graduate of Colfax High School, she had been an accountant for Grain Dealers Insurance in Indianapolis, for Maple Hurst Dairy, and Putnam County Hospital. She was a member of Fillmore Christian Church, Moose Lodge 1592, Order of Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge...
Dec. 11, 1936-April 20, 2006 (04/21/06)
Robert Wayne Query, 69, Reelsville, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Claude and Bonnie Marie (Sutherlin) Query. He retired from the Greencastle Community School Corporation and had also worked for the City of Greencastle...
Charles E. Newgent (04/18/06)
Charles E. Newgent, 80, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Clinton Township, he was the son of Charles E. Newgent St. and Opal F. (Burk) Newgent. A graduate of Clinton Center High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. He was employed by Lone Star Industries in Greencastle for 42 years until his retirement...
Virginia Hight (04/18/06)
Virginia Hight, 75, Cunot, died Friday at Woodridge, Ill. Born in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Arthur and Flodora Duncan. She was a member of Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. She married Estol "Bud" Hight, who preceded her in death...
March 11, 1915-April 15, 2006 (04/17/06)
Don W. Corbin, 91, Roachdale, died Saturday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born at Staunton, he was the son of Ottemar and Tressa (Williams) Corbin. A graduate of Brazil High School, he was a farmer and operated Roachdale Fertilizer Pant for several years. ...
Nov. 7, 1916-April 14, 2006 (04/17/06)
Anita M. Poole, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Friday. Born in Madisonville, Ky., she was the daughter of Richard Edward and Lorena M. (Hall) Moore. A graduate of Madisonville High School, she earned her bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green (Ky.) State Teachers College and her master's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis...
Dec. 5, 1946-April 16, 2006 (04/17/06)
Robert S. Foy, 59, Crawfordsville, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Donald S. And Minnie A. (Hancock) Foy. A 1965 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, he had served in the U.S. Air Force, and 16 years in the Indiana National Guard at Crawfordsville, retiring in 1992. He was a member of New Market United Methodist Church and had been a member of Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Indiana Bell Pioneers...
Oct. 3, 1917-April 14, 2006 (04/17/06)
Lauretta Margaret Knauer, 88, Elwood, died Friday at Community South Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Rex and Agnes (Buster) Hunt. A graduate of Miami Business College, she was a homemaker. She married William Edward Knauer on April 24, 1937. He survives...
Sept. 5, 1960-April 22, 2006 (04/24/06)
Norma Jean Browning Roche, 45, Crawfordsville, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Augustus Lee Browning and Margaret Rae Redmond. She attended Crawfordsville High School, served in the National Guard, and worked at Subway. She was a QMA at Houston Health Care and in-home nursing...
Oct. 13, 1970-April 21, 2006 (04/24/06)
Ben Strunk, 35, Spencer, died Friday in Bloomington in a work-related accident. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of James O. Strunk and Sharon (Lambert) Strunk Denny. A 1990 graduate of Owen Valley High School, he was a member of ABATE. Surviving are his wife, Cassie (Straub) Strunk; his parents, James O. ...
March 22, 1905-April 22, 2006 (04/24/06)
Era M. Martin, 101, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Russell Township, she was the daughter of Floyd and Cecilia (Cunningham) Bales. She had been a homemaker and a member of Clinton Falls Community Church. She married Jesse O. Martin on May 11, 1926. He died July 10, 1992...
Albert L. "Jake" Collier, 91, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. (04/26/06)
Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Charles Bird Collier and Flossie Myrtle (Kaywood) Collier. He had been a heavy equipment operator and carpenter, and a member of Mt. Meridian Church of Christ. He married Trillis N. McKamey on Dec. 12, 1936. She died Sept. 29, 2003...
Sept. 7, 1927-April 25, 2006 (04/26/06)
Etta Ruth Croan, 78, Fillmore, died Tuesday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Lena McNew. She worked in production at Naval Avionics and also had been a supervisor at Gilley for 20 years. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Holton...
Jan. 28, 1918-April 24, 2006 (04/26/06)
Clelland J. Hanner, 88, Bloomingdale, died Monday evening in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Rosedale, he was the son of James O. and Gertrude (Britton) Hanner. A graduate of Marshall High School, Indiana State University and Notre Dame Law School, he practiced law in Rockville for 58 years, first with his father and later with sons James and Gary. He was elected prosecutor in 1948, and gained national attention in 1977 in the prosecution and conviction of the "Hollandsburg Murders."...
Feb. 25, 1988-April 24, 2006 (04/26/06)
Micky Logan Vance, 18, Roachdale, died Monday evening at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Donald R. Vance and Rebecca L. (Poe) Vance. He was a senior at North Putnam High School, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, an avid motorcycle rider and played guitar...
Micky Logan Vance (04/25/06)
Micky Logan Vance, 18, Roachdale, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Sept. 23, 1923-April 23, 2006 (04/25/06)
Inez Lee Myers, 82, Reelsville, died Sunday at her residence. Born in Lee County, Va., she was the daughter of Edgar and Myrtie (Peters) Bartley. A retired dispatcher for France Stone, she was a member of Big Walnut Baptist Church at Reelsville. She married Mike Myers, who preceded her in death in 1998...
June 6, 1914-April 23, 2006 (04/25/06)
Leona Kenesson, 91, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at Asbury Towers Retirement Home. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Lawrence Theodore "Ted" and Florence Snider. She married Frank Kenesson in 1939. He died in 1985. The couple resided in the Detroit area, Philadelphia, New York, and Georgia. She was a homemaker, lifetime member of P.E.O. and was also a member of the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church...
Dec. 5, 1925-April 24, 2006 (04/25/06)
Ellen Irene Alexander, 80, Coatesville, died Mon-day morning at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of John Edgar and Laura Ester (Harrington) Gummere. A graduate of Cory High School, she had been a homemaker and worked at several businesses. She was a member of Fillmore Christian Church and Club Sixteen Extension Home-makers, Fillmore...
Oct. 16, 1937-April 21, 2006 (04/25/06)
Radford "Fred" Kimber-ling, 69, Danville, died Friday at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Born in Richmond, Va., he was the son of Thomas Franklin and Ethel Tomlinson Kimberling. He was a bricklayer. Surviving are three daughters, Debbie Hoskins, Jamestown, Ann Benge, Roachdale, and Laura Chadwick, Crawfordsville; three brothers, Gary Kimberling and Sam Kimberling, both of Greencastle, and Hubert "Jim" Kimberling, Poland; sister Nancy Collins, Dan-ville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...
April 28, 1923-April 23, 2006 (04/25/06)
Trilba M. Young, 82, Nashville, died Sunday. Born in Claypool, she was the daughter of Raymond and Audrey (Decker) Cauffman. A graduate of Claypool High School, she was a 1945 graduate of the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. A registered nurse for more than 45 years, she worked at several central Indiana hospitals including Methodist, St. Vincent and Putnam County hospitals...
Died April 23, 2006 (04/24/06)
Inez Lee Myers, 82, Reelsville, died Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
April 18, 1936-April 21, 2006 (04/24/06)
William E. Chaney, 70, Greencastle, died Friday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Oneida, Tenn., he was the son of Lloyd and Berhta (Guffey) Chaney. He had been a greenskeeper for Windy Hill Country Club for several years and was a member of Victory Baptist Church...
Died April 23, 2006 (04/24/06)
Leona S. Kenesson, 92, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at Asbury Towers. Arrangements are pending at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 5, 1924-April 21, 2006 (04/24/06)
Molly E. Crosley, 81, Greencastle, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Hancock County, she was the daughter of William E. and Bertha M. (Hennis) Crosley. A 1942 graduate of Fortville High School, she had worked 38 years as a material handler for RCA before retirement...
Memorial service (04/17/06)
A memorial service is set for Sunday, April 23 for Walter Olson, 89, who died Feb. 20 in McAllen, Texas. Service time is 2 p.m. at Fillmore Christian Church. He had resided in Minnesota, and wintered 28 years in Alamo, Texas. He moved to Indiana after he married Thelma Jean Sutherlin in 1998. She survives...
Died April 15, 2006 (04/17/06)
David W. Jones, 64, Davenport, Fla., died Saturday at the Heart of Florida Hospital. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Died April 16, 2006 (04/17/06)
Charles Newgent, 80, Greencstle, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling arrangements.
April 9, 1951-April 7, 2006 (04/07/06)
Monty R. Black, 54, Rockville, died Friday at West Central Community Hospital, Clinton. Born in Clinton, he was the son of Tilmon E. and Uma Mae (Nolen) Black. He was the owner/operator of Monty R. Black Trucking, Rockville. He had also been owner of Monty R. Black Pipeline Construction Co. in Rockville, and was later employed with Miller Pipeline Corp. as a superintendent...
June 3, 1917-April 5, 2006 (04/06/06)
June Griffey Cox Elless, 88, Ladoga, died Wednesday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born at Adrian, Mich., she was the daughter of Carl Hayes and Franchon (Schumaker) Griffey. A graduate of Central Normal College at Danville, she was a former high school teacher at Bainbridge and North Putnam High Schools. ...
Feb. 9, 1961-April 4, 2006 (04/05/06)
Lesia Annette Wager, 45, Greencastle, died Tuesday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Norman Jones and Jennalee "Jenny" (Moore) Butts. A 1979 graduate of Grencastle High School, she had been a homemaker, and worked at Almost Home for five years and at Eitel's Flowers for two and one-half years...
May 20, 1915-April 3, 2006 (04/05/06)
Merle A. Walters, 90, Coatesville, died Monday evening. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of George and Etta (McCloud) Stewart. She had worked in housekeeping at Hendricks Regional Health for several years, retiring in 1980. she was the oldest living member of Coatesville Missionary Baptist Church...
Aug. 12, 1943-April 2, 2006 (04/04/06)
Charlene J. Vanzo, 62, Rosedale, died Sunday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Harold Parker and Florence Evelyn (Bennett) Parker. She attended Van Buren High School, and then graduated from Brazil High School...
June 10, 1917-April 3, 2006 (04/04/06)
Thelma Ione Berry Hutcheson, 88, Bainbridge, died Monday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Parke County near Ferndale, she was the daughter of William Sherman and Pearl A. (Morlan) Berry. A homemaker she was a member of Roachdale Christian Church and the Putnam County Senior Center...
Merle A. Walters, 90, Coatesville, died Monday evening at The Waters of Greencastle. (04/04/06)
Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Aug. 18, 1976-March 29, 2006 (04/04/06)
Danielle Jane Tomko, 29, Essex Junction, Vt., died March 29 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Cynthia J. (Sibbitt) Tomko. A 1994 graduate of Essex High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in business at Saint Michael's College in 1998. ...
Died April 4, 2006 (04/03/06)
Thelma Ione (Berry) Hutcheson, 88, Bainbridge, died Monday at The Waters of Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
July 22, 1939-March 31, 2006 (04/03/06)
Patricia L. Ball, 66, Cloverdale, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospice, Indiana-polis. Born in Lansing, Mich., she was the daughter of William Harold and Mary Eleanor (Hickey) McGiveron. She married Donald J. Ball. She graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in Lansing and from Central Michigan College...
Aug. 18, 1917-March 31, 2006 (04/03/06)
Floy E. Nichols, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Fillmore, died Friday. Born in Browns Valley, Ind., she was the daughter of Clay Harry and Ruth Olivia (Wiatt) Neier. She was a cook at the former Ruark Nursing Home, Fillmore, and retired in 1980 from Angwell Curtain Factory, Greencastle, after 15 years of service...
Aug. 21, 1938-March 31, 2006 (04/03/06)
Marie Jones, 68, Putnamville, died Friday at Mill Pond health Campus. Born in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Earl Spears and Cova (Hatcher) Spears-Simpson. She married James Jones. He preceded her in death. She worked in production at P.R. Mallory, Inc., for 33 years, retiring in 2004. She was a member of the Putnamville United Methodist Church...
Jan. 17, 1914-April 1, 2006 (04/03/06)
Raymond J. Reed, 92, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Massolin, Iowa, he was the son of Clifton E. and Anna N. (Eggers) Reed. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for more than 50 years...
Feb. 27, 1904-April 1, 2006 (04/03/06)
Beulah L. Kelsheimer, 102, Rockville, died Saturday at the Vermillion Convalescent Center, Clinton. Born in Lena, Ind., she was the daughter of Fred L. and Laura (Rowings) Brown. She married Kenneth Kelsheimer on March 14, 1934. He preceded her in death...
Sept. 15, 1907-April 6, 2006 (04/07/06)
Vernia C. Gibson, 98, Lebanon, formerly of Hendricks County, died Thursday afternoon at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Lebanon. Born in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Mirt and Melvina (Strode) Wilshire. She and her husband owned Gibson's store and restaurant in Belleville for 20 years, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Danville Christian Church...
Jan. 23, 1938-April 3, 2006 (04/07/06)
George "Frank" Zimmerman, 68, Trezevant, Tenn., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Otha "Red" and Ruth (Myers) Zimmerman. He was a retired tool and dye maker for Tower Automotive. He married Ann Quinnette Zimmerman. She survives...
obituary (04/07/06)
Wendell Ross Gibbs, 73, died recently in Edinburg, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield.
Jan. 17, 1935-April 16, 2006 (04/17/06)
Robert W. Shetler, 71, Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Sunday. Born in Rosiclare, Ill., he was the son of Floyd E. and Margaret Bell Zimmers Shetler. A 1953 graduate of Rosiclare High School, he was a member of the Emmanuel Christian Church in Limedale, Woodmen of the World and Local 60 in Indianapolis where he retired as a trim carpenter...
Died April 14, 2006 (04/14/06)
Mary M. O'Hair, 68, Pittsboro, died Friday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hopkins Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 31, 1956-April 12, 2006 (04/14/06)
Jack L. Jones, 49, Waveland, died Wednesday at Rockville. Born in Gary, he was the son of Carroll and Linda (Howell) Jones. He had attended Southmont High School, was a union carpenter and a member of New Market Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Heather Bell and husband Craig, Crawfordsville; two brothers, Bill Jones, Crawfordsville, and Kevin D. ...
Jan. 22, 1933-April 10, 2006 (04/14/06)
John C. Miner, 73, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Cass County, he was the son of Chester Albert and Marcia Isabelle (Conn) Miner. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a graduate of Ball State University. He retired from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis where he had taught history, earth sciences and served in administration. ...
Donald L. Tellas (04/14/06)
Donald L. Tellas, 74, Reelsville, died Wednesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Raymond Jeremiah and Libby (Hall) Tellas. He married Virginia Ann (Neese) Tellas on Oct. 28, 1949, and she survives. He had worked as a world trade representative for IBM, Greencastle, and previously was employed by Paper Art, Indianapolis...
Mary M. O'Hair (04/14/06)
Mary M. O'Hair, 68, Pittsboro, formerly of Brick Chapel, died Friday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Richard C. and Margaret (Rossick) Baird. She married Ernest Reese O'Hair on Aug. 17, 1956, and he survives...
Nov. 3, 1917-April 12, 2006 (04/13/06)
Lillian L. Ingram, 88, Mooresville, formerly of Cloverdale, died Wednesday at Plainfield Health Care Center. Born in Boone County, she wa sthe daughter of Alfred Lindsey and Elva Ida (Roberts) Padgett. She was a homemaker. She married Virgil Dennis Ingram on Dec. 26, 1936. He died March 10, 2002...
Aug. 21, 1918-April 12, 2006 (04/13/06)
Olive M. York, 87, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Herbert) Robertson. A graduate of Greencastle High School, she was homemaker, volunteered at the hospital, and was a caregiver. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greencstle...
Died April 12, 2006 (04/13/06)
Donald L. Tellas, 74, Reelsville, died Wednesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Dec. 19, 1930-April 10, 2006 (04/12/06)
Helen L. Jones, 75, Gardners, Pa., died Monday at her residence. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Hazel (Lawson) Hyatt. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ronald D. Jones; two sons, Todd Jones and wife Karen, Newville, and Thomas Jones, Carlisle; a daughter, Lori Myers and husband Kevin, Gardners; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren...
Died April 12 (04/12/06)
Lillian L. Ingram, 88, Mooresville, died Wednesday at Plainfield Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
May 17, 1932-April 4, 2006 (04/10/06)
Wendell R. Gibbs, 74, Greencastle, formerly of Plainfield, died Tuesday in Doctor's Hospital, McAllen, Texas. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Henry and Leona (Hull) Gibbs. He was a food broker for Walker Mulligan for 16 years, retiring in 1996...
Jack R. Wendling (04/07/06)
Jack R. Wendling, 76, Roachdale, died Thursday in Hendricks Region Health, Danville. He was the son of Dwight and Naomi Carson. A 1948 graduate of Roachdale High School , he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated the Roachdale Electric Company. Recently he retired from Biotek Inc...
Vivian Eileen Wisehart (04/07/06)
Vivian Eileen Wisehart, 84, Safford, Ariz., died Saturday at her residence. Born in Ft. Ritner, Ind., she was the daughter of Frank and Ina Belle (Lee) Jean. She married Donald Wisehart. He preceded her in death. She worked as a cook, waitress, train car inspector, Tupperware manager, Avon representative, and a newspaper carrier...
Feb. 18, 1911-March 31, 2006 (04/03/06)
Theodosia "Tedo" Ella Beeson Miller, 95, Greencastle, died Friday at Mill Pond Health Center, Greencastle. Born in Galveston, Ind., she was the daughter of Frank and Edna (Symons) Beeson. She married Forrest Thomas Miller on Feb. 28, 1931. During his career as a forester for the state, the couple lived on state forest properties, including Henryville, Brownstown, and North Vernon. ...