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Obituaries from May 2006

Oct. 4, 1933-May 25, 2006 (05/31/06)
Billy Brown, 72, Sierra Vista, Va., died Thursday at the VA Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Charles and Mackie (Cartwright) Brown. A 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School, he served 28 years in the U.S. Army, seeing active duty in Korea and Vietnam...
Dec. 20, 1988-May 21, 2006 (05/22/06)
Rick Allen Johnston, 19, Greencastle, died Sunday morning. Born in Burlington, N.J., he was the son of Keith Allen and Tina Marie (Thompson) Johnston. A junior at Greencastle High School, he had been on the wrestling and swim teams, and had attended Area 30 Career Center. He had worked at Hartman Welding, Greencastle, and at the Old Hickory Golf Course. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church...
Aug. 5, 1950-May 18, 2006 (05/22/06)
Everett Lee Oswalt, 55, Brazil, died Thursday in Indianapolis. Born in Clinton, he was the son of Everette Lee and Margaret (Comer) Oswalt. He was a graduate of Turkey Run High School. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley J. Oswalt, Texas; two sisters, Betty Nichols, Fillmore, and Sandra Briggs and husband Bob, Martinsville; and brother Mickey Oswalt...
Nov. 2, 1937-May 20, 2006 (05/22/06)
Junior Dee Scaggs, 68, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Dee and Minnie Lee (Blankenbeckler) Scaggs. He attended Greencastle High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been employed 33 years at DePauw University, working in the maintenance department...
Dec. 23, 1916-May 18, 2006 (05/22/06)
Dorothy Lorene Toney, 89, Fillmore, and Sun City, Ariz., died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of Chester Burl and Emma Ethel (Hunter) Ruark. A 1934 graduate of Fillmore High School, she was a 1937 graduate of Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing. She was also a member of New Providence Baptist Church, and an associate member of First Christian Church in Sun City...
Nov. 2, 1937-May 20, 2006 (05/21/06)
Junior Dee Scaggs, 68, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Dee and Minnie Lee (Blankenbeckler) Scaggs. He attended Greencastle High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been employed 33 years at DePauw University, working in the maintenance department...
May 10, 1931-May 18, 2006 (05/19/06)
Eva Marie Robertson, 75, Cloverdale, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Cicero, she was the daughter of George T. and Freda LaVaughn (Benefiel) Scott. She had been a computer operator. Surviving are two daughters, Karen Salfrno, Geneva, Ill., and Denise Tuohy, Big Sky, Mont.; a son, Tracey Robertson, Hardin, Mont.; and a brother, Carl T. Scott, Cloverdale; and six grandchildren...
Aug. 18, 1946-May 19, 2006 (05/19/06)
Elizabeth K. Mothershed, 59, Cloverdale, died Friday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Tipton County, she was the adopted daughter of Maude Smith. She had been a retail sales clerk, and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Cloverdale and Red Hat Society...
Died May 18, 2006 (05/19/06)
Dorothy L. Toney, 89, Putnam County, died Thursday evening at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Nov. 5, 1956-May 13, 2006 (05/17/06)
Randy L. Merriett, 49, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. Born in Aiken, S.C., he was the son of Stephen N. and Helen (Mason) Merriett. He was a maintenance mechanic in the U.S. Air Force until 1986. He was a member of Emmaus Community and the Cloverdale United Methodist Church. He was a leader dog trainer and raised lead dog puppies for the blind...
Aug. 3, 1923-May 15, 2006 (05/15/06)
Howard C. Dean Jr., 82, Greencastle, died Monday morning at Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Howard C. and Grace Marie (O'Hair) Dean. He had worked at Lone Star Industries for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He attended Greencastle High School and was a member of Greencastle Lions Club...
Dec. 8, 1918-May 10, 2006 (05/12/06)
Eva E. Day, 87, Bainbridge, died Wednesday at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herschel and Esther (Feuhrer) Pendergast. She was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School class of 1936 and worked for 42 years with American United Life Insurance in Indianapolis, retiring in 1981. She had also owned and operated the Groveland Texaco and Motel with her husband for several years...
Died May 22, 2006 (05/22/06)
Wanda F. Receveur, 87, Indianapolis, died Monday at Eagle Valley Healthcare Center, Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Clover-dale.
March 31, 1927-May 22, 2006 (05/23/06)
James R. Baird, 79, Roachdale, died Monday at Danville Rehabilitation Center. Born at Roachdale, he was the son of Clifford and Olive B. (Everman) Baird. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1945 and served in the U. S. Navy as a hospital corpsman in WW II. He worked as a carpenter for 10 years and owned and operated a grocery store for 12 years and farmed for 46 years. He was a member of the American Legion at Russell-ville...
April 14, 1922-May 29, 2006 (05/31/06)
Betty Jane Hamilton Summers, 84, Carmel, died Monday. Born in Harmony, she was the daughter of Andrew and Rose (Britton) Hamilton. She was a 1940 graduate of VanBuren High School. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Orlie Summers, Carmel; daughter Beckie Yeagley and husband Terry, Greencastle; sister Margaret Hayes, Indiana-polis; a grandson and a great-grandson...
Feb. 1, 1924-May 28, 2006 (05/30/06)
Helen J. Butcher, 82, Gosport, died Sunday. Born in Tulip, Ind., she was the daughter of Lee Smith and Lizzy (Norris) Smith Owens. She was a homemaker and had worked at Cloverdale Nursing Home. she was also a member of Bible Baptist Church. She married Paul Blaker, who preceded her in death. She then married Johnnie Butcher, who survives...
May 31, 1923-May 25, 2006 (05/30/06)
Charles Tongret, 82, Augusta, Ky., died Thursday at Maysville Nursing Facility. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Stewart and Anne Tongret. He graduated from New Palestine High School in 1941, in studied engineering at Kansas State University and was enrolled in the Air Force Officer Training Program until it closed in 1943. ...
April 5, 1910-May 27, 2006 (05/30/06)
Eunice C. Mackall, 96, Russellville, died Saturday at Indiana Masonic Home. Born near Portland Mills, she was the daughter of Robert Bert and Eva (Spencer) Harbison. She was a 1928 graduate of Russellville High School and retired from RCA at Bloomington. She was a member of Russellville Community Church, Waveland Order of Eastern Star, Russellville American Legion Auxiliary and Pythian Sisters...
Jan. 14, 1931-May 29, 2006 (05/30/06)
Murlin E. (Rossok) Handy, 75, died Monday at Mill Pond Helath Campus. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Pearl and Edward Rossok. A 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School, she earned a registered nurse degree from Indianapolis Methodist Hospital, graduating in 1951. She was a nurse at Methodist and Putnam County hospitals...
Aug. 7, 1951-May 24, 2006 (05/26/06)
Phillip J. McKinney, 54, Crawfordsville, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital. Born in Frankfort, he was the son of Thomas J. and Delores (Paugh) McKinney. He was a 1970 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and was owner of Mac's Auto Electric in Crawfordsville. He was a member of Jehovah's Witness...
May 1, 1925-May 25, 2006 (05/26/06)
Norma Jean Smith, 81, Ladoga died Thursday at the Lane House Nursing Center. Born at Ladoga, she was the daughter of Oscar G. and Josephine (Haffley) Stewart. She graduated from Ladoga High School and the Indiana University School of Nursing. She was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles at Crawfordsville, and a former member of the Ladoga Tri-Kappa...
Dec. 7, 1946-May 21, 2006 (05/24/06)
Harold E. Plessinger, 59, Terre Haute, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Jay Omar and Dorothy (Land) Plessinger. He was a State Farm agent and a professional musician. He was a member of Braketime Car Club, Old National Road Society, received an award from the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame for 25 years of performing, and had been a member of Northwest Express Band and Ennis and the Outlaws...
Jan. 6, 1955-May 20, 2006 (05/23/06)
Susan C. Skipworth, 51, Cloverdale, died Saturday in an auto accident on Ind. 243 in Owen County. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ernest and Carol (Roberts) Hord. She was a housewife. She married Ron Skipworth, who survives. Also surviving are her father, Ernest Hord and wife Evelyn Rae, Cloverdale; son James Scott Hord and companion Beth, Cloverdale; sister Corina Borrego and Tim Brickert, Poland; brothers Mike Hord and wife Carol, Idaho, and Doug Hord, Cloverdale; stepsister Susie Inman and husband Pete, Florida; stepbrother Lee Miller, Indianapolis; and a granddaughter.. ...
July 13, 1918-May 22, 2006 (05/23/06)
Wanda Faye Receveur, 87, Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died Monday at Eagle Valley Healthcare Center. Born in Marion County, she was the daughter of Clarence "Buck" William and Susie (Workman) Harrison. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, Speedway, a pink lady at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, and a volunteer at Harrison Assisted Living Center, Indianapolis...
May 10, 1931-May 18, 2006 (05/23/06)
Eva Marie Robertson, 75, Cloverdale, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Cicero, she was the daughter of George T. and Freda LaVaughn (Benefiel) Scott. She had been a computer operator. Surviving are two daughters, Karen Salerno, Geneva, Ill., and Denise Tuohy, Big Sky, Mont.; a son, Tracy Robertson, Hardin, Mont.; and a brother, Carl T. Scott, Cloverdale; and six grandchildren...
Died May 11, 2006 (05/12/06)
Barbara A. Clark, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Sept. 25, 1935-May 11, 2006 (05/12/06)
Barbara Anne Clark, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday. She was born in New York and married Robert W. Clark in 1956. He preceded her in death in 1992. She worked at J.C. Penny and as a Claims Deputy for the Putnam County Auditor's Office. She was a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Died May 10, 2006 (05/11/06)
Eva E. Day, 87, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
June 13, 1910-May 5, 2006 (05/05/06)
Grace L. Carter, 85, Ladoga, died Friday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born in Warren County, she was the daughter of James William and Daisy Pearl Rogers Keller. She worked for Gephart Insurance and later the Porter Insurance Office in Ladoga. She was a former member of Women's Business Association in Ladoga and attended the Ladoga Christian Church...
Nov. 12, 1919-May 2, 2006 (05/04/06)
Thelma L. Burkhardt, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday evening at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. Born Nov. 12, 1919 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Clara (McCoy) Jackson. A graduate of Zionsville High School, Indianapolis Office Machine School and the Nursing Home Administrators Course from 1968-69, she had been a bookkeeper and assistant director of the Senior Volunteer Program in Putnam County for 17 years, retiring in 1990. ...
April 13, 1924-April 26, 2006 (05/04/06)
Geraldine "Gerry" Legg Bell, 82, Surprise, Ariz., died April 26. Born in St. Francesville, Ill., she resided in Greencastle from 1971-1990, and was owner of Geri's from 1978-86. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Howard Bell; son Kevin Bell and wife Pam, Alexandria, Va.; daughter Kimberly Abrew and husband Glenn, Surprise, Ariz.; sister Vera Balcomb; four granddaughters and one great-grandson...
May 31, 1961-April 26, 2006 (05/04/06)
Emily Ayres Wadsworth, 44, Indianapolis, formerly of Rockville, died Wednesday ather residence. Born at Clinton, she was the daughter of Lewis G. and Ruth Welch Ayres. She was a teacher at Bainbridge and Brownsburg. Her memberships included United Methodist Church and Eastbrook Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. ...
July 9, 1918-May 2, 2006 (05/03/06)
Mary Lou Thompson Skelton, 87, Carmel, died Tuesday morning at Carmel Care Center. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Hugh and Katie (Chamness) Hammond. A 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had retired from Western Electric in 1983. She had attended the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rockville...
Died May 2, 2006 (05/03/06)
Thelma L. Burkhardt, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday evening at Asbury Towers. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, is assisting with arrangements.
Sharon L. Gastineau (05/02/06)
Sharon L. Gastineau, 57, Greencastle, died Friday evening at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herman Smith and Lucille May (Everett) Gastineau. She had worked in production at Techo Trim for six years and was a member of the Fillmore United Methodist Church...
Dec. 10, 1937-April 29, 2006 (05/02/06)
Carolyn J. Hellyer, 68, Bainbridge, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Roanoke, she was the daughter of William Jennings and Mary Ima (Stigers) Tribbett. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary where she was active in the children's Christmas party, Eagles and Moose, all in Greencastle...
Died May 2, 2006 (05/02/06)
Mary Lou Thompson Skelton, 87, Carmel, died Tuesday morning at the Carmel Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Sept. 14, 1928-April 29, 2006 (05/01/06)
Bertie Lou Foster, 77, formerly of Frankfort, died Saturday at Wesley Manor Health Care Center. Born in Warren County, she was the daughter of Glenn and Fern (Ashley) Crane. A graduate of Frankfort High School, she had worked at Holiday Travel in Frankfort as an agent for several years. She was a member of First Christian Church and Delta Sigma Kappa sorority. She had lived in Greencastle for five years...
Dec. 22, 1932-April 29, 2006 (05/01/06)
Donna Marie Ray, 73, Roachdale, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Niles, Mich., she was daughter of Martin Albert Williams and Harriett Ann Buckles. She had worked as a health aid for the Sycamore Services Center of Hendricks County in Danville for 20 years. She was a member of Emmanual Baptist Church in North Salem and the Red Hat Society...
July 5, 1915-May 3, 2006 (05/05/06)
V. Blanche Maines, 90, Lebanon, died Wednesday. Born in Boone County, she was the daughter of Ernest James and Flay (Lanham) Ottinger. She grew up in the Big Springs area and married Cecil L. "Abe" Maines. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1985...
March 28, 1921-May 2, 2006 (05/05/06)
Bonnie (Thomas) Cagle, 85, Crawfordsville, died Tuesday, at the St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Walter and Hattie Goldsberry. A graduate of Greencastle High School, and Indiana Business College, she was a lifetime bookkeeper and worked for Herman Davis Chevrolet and O.K. ...
May 4, 1950-May 7, 2006 (05/10/06)
Bill "Billy" Phillips, 56, Reelsville, died at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Madison County, Mo., he was the son of James and Flora (Acuff) Phillips. He had worked for several businesses around Brazil and Danville, Ill., most recently at Great Dane Trailers, as well as bartending and managing Hunter's Lounge with his wife. He was a member of Eagles Lodge 274, Moose Lodge 780, and Sons of the American Legion Post 2...
Aug. 24, 1940-May 2, 2006 (05/10/06)
William H. McCrady, 65, Vancouver, Wash., died May 2. Born in Seattle, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. Surviving are his daughter Molly M. Huettl, Bend, Ore.; a sister, Jean M. Bowen and husband Rev. Paul, Greencastle; and two grandchildren...
Aug. 24, 1940-May 2, 2006 (05/10/06)
William H. McCrady, 65, Vancouver, Wash., died May 2. Born in Seattle, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. Surviving are his daughter Molly M. Huettl, Bend, Ore.; a sister, Jean M. Bowen and husband Rev. Paul, Greencastle; and two grandchildren...
Jan. 24, 1981-May 9, 2006 (05/10/06)
Joel Stephen Brown, 24, Roachdale, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of Rev. John Stephen Brown and Tina Marie (Clawson) Brown. He was a mason's assistant, and had graduated in May 1999 from Grace Christian Academy...
Aug. 26, 1950-May 10, 2006 (05/10/06)
Thomas R. Morrical, 55, North Salem, died at his home Wednesday. Born in Hartford City, he was the son of Charles Thomas and Helen L. (Brewster) Morrical. He worked in sales at Indiana Truck Sales. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Morrical; daughters Michele Hygema, Indianapolis, and Melissa Dionne, Bainbridge; four sisters, Linda Anderson, Cincinnati, Diane Ottosson, Iowa, Jane Barnhart, North Salem, and Nancy Morrical, Iowa; a brother, North Salem; and a grandchild...
Died May 7, 2006 (05/09/06)
Billy Ray Phillips, 56, Reelsville, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home, Brazil.
June 26, 1934-May 6, 2006 (05/09/06)
Billy Pursell, 71, Greencastle, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Carl and Dortha (Beck) Pursell. A 1953 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired in 1987 from IBM Corp. ...
July 8, 1943-May 8, 2006 (05/09/06)
Dorothy Joan "Jo" Twigg, 62, Cloverdale, died Monday evening at The Waters of Greencastle nursing home. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Keith and Dorothy W. (Jenkins) Stevens. She was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at Sunset Manor and Asbury Towers nursing homes. She also worked at the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at DePauw University. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1961...
Died May 6, 2006 (05/08/06)
Gene E. Hart, 78, Cloverdale, died Saturday. Born in Huntington, he was the son of Glenn D. and Voleda (Felton) Hart. A u.S. Army veteran, he was employed at the Huntington Herald Press for three years and the Gary Post Tribune for 34 years. He married Dorothy Kauff in 1952. She survives...
Died May 6, 2006 (05/08/06)
Billy Pursell, 71, Greencastle, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Nov. 8, 1914-May 5, 2006 (05/07/06)
Elizabeth "Beth" Barker, 91, North Salem, died Friday in Hendricks Regional Hospital, Danville. Born in Brownsburg, she was the daughter of Ora Parsons and Nellie Barlow. She was a graduate of Brownsburg High School and worked at Smith's Regal Store in North Salem for more than 30 years. She was a member of Neighborhood Euchre Club...
Jan. 7, 1935-April 30, 2006 (05/01/06)
Mary Louise Riley, 71, Roachdale, died Sunday morning at her residence. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Landon And Ada Mae Hopkins Stewart. She graduated from Roachdale High School, and had lived in Indianapolis where she worked as a clerk in the Marion County Voter's Registration Office. She was a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis...