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Obituaries from June 2006

Sept. 17, 1946-June 28, 2006 (06/30/06)
Thomas L. Lawson Sr., 59, Danville, died Wednesday at his residence. Born in New Straitsville, Ohio, he was the son of Julian and Pearl (Glennaman) Lawson. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he had been owner of Indian Oaks Campground in Quincy for 11 years, retiring in 2006. He was previously a foreman at Allison Division of General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1995...
Aug. 30, 1922-June 21, 2006 (06/23/06)
Wallace C. "Wally" Etcheson, 83, El Paso, Ill., died Wednesday at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, Ill. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Claude and Laurel (Morris) Etcheson. A 1946 graduate of DePauw University, he earned a master's degree from Indiana University in 1950. ...
Died June 22, 2006 (06/23/06)
Verona "Colleen" Dunn, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at The Waters of Greencastle. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
April 17, 1924-June 22, 2006 (06/23/06)
Verona "Colleen" Dunn, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday at the Waters of Greencastle. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Harold L. "Jimmy" and Retha (Norwood) Dunn. Survivors include a brother James W. "Dubby" Dunn and wife Virginia, Greencastle, and several nieces and nephews...
April 18, 1946-June 21, 2006 (06/23/06)
James Lloyd Passwater, 60, Brazil, died Wednesday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Marion County, he was the son of Lloyd B. and Phyllis (Culmann) Passwater Jr. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a self-employed paint and body worker. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Carbon Lodge 529, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine Temple and American Legion Post 58...
Oct. 2, 1925-June 7, 2006 (06/22/06)
Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Hebron Cemetery, Russellville, for Elizabeth Rae McGaughey Zediker, 80, Crawfordsville. She died June 7 at Home Hospital in Lafayette. Services will be conducted by Rev. Lester Niles. Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, Waveland, is handling arrangements...
Oct. 13, 1900-May 7, 2006 (06/22/06)
Graveside services for Bernice Brown Trout, 105, are set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Born at Bainbridge, she was the daughter of Milton Brown. She was an 86-year member of Greencastle Order of Eastern Star, and was a graduate of Terre Haute Teachers College. She taught school in Cleveland for 38 years before moving to Melbourne, Fla. She had been a resident of the Eastern Star Home in Phoenix, Ariz., for seven years...
April 18, 1946-June 21, 2006 (06/22/06)
James Lloyd Passwater, 60, Brazil, died Wednesday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Marion County, he was the son of Lloyd B. and Phyllis (Culmann) Passwater Jr. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a self-employed paint and body worker. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Carbon Lodge 529, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine Temple and American Legion Post 58...
Elgin Smith (06/22/06)
Elgin Thompson Smith, 87, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died June 20. Born in Bath County, Ky., he graduated high school in 1938 at Mt. Sterling, Ky. He earned a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., in 1942, and a master's degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1945...
June 3, 1915-June 20, 2006 (06/22/06)
Clinton F. Judy, 91, Bainbridge, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Fant and Goldie (Sears) Judy. He had been a farmer for many years and retired from Greencastle Manufacturing in 1980. He was also a member of the Bainbridge Christian Church, Bainbridge Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Bainbridge Lions Club...
Died June 20, 2006 (06/21/06)
Clinton Judy, 91, Bainbridge, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
April 29, 1918-June 19, 2006 (06/20/06)
Clifford G. "Tip" Bryant, 88, Danville, died Monday afternoon at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Vernon and Ida Mae (Halfhill) Bryant. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been a farmer and had been a self-employed contractor and carpenter...
April 29, 1918-June 19, 2006 (06/20/06)
Clifford G. "Tip" Bryant, 88, Danville, died Monday afternoon at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Vernon and Ida Mae (Halfhill) Bryant. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been a farmer and had been a self-employed contractor and carpenter...
Nov. 19, 1934-June 16, 2006 (06/19/06)
J. Knapp Covington, 71, Heritage Lake, died Friday. Born in Tate, Ga., he was the son of John and Myrtle Covington. He earned a degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech and a master's degree from the University of Southern California. At the time of his retirement, he was director of manufacturing engineering for the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. ...
Sept. 14, 1914-June 22, 2006 (06/23/06)
Christine E. Vaughan, 91, Cloverdale, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of William O. and Minnie M. (Hodge) Lewis. She was a homemaker, bookkeeper and clerk for Stilesville Implement. She married Millard T. "Mid" Vaughan on May 8, 1931. He died Aug. 15, 1998...
Died June 26, 2006 (06/26/06)
Paul Lewis, 85, Greencastle, died Monday morning at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
June 8, 1917-June 26, 2006 (06/30/06)
Herschel W. Orman, 89, Cloverdale, died at the Cloverdale Convalescent Rehabilitation Center on Monday. He had resided in Cloverdale since 1983 and had been at the rehab center for a year. Born in Coal City, he was the son of Charley E. and DoraVora Belle (Sutton) Orman...
Sept. 19, 1955-June 27, 2006 (06/30/06)
Deborah Sue (Foxx) Skene, 50, Columbus, Ind., died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Russell and Jean Foxx. She was a senior litigation paralegal with Cummins Inc. and prior to that had worked as a paralegal for Eynon Law Group in Columbus, Tabor Law Firm in Indianapolis, Sharpnack, Bigley and David in Columbus, and Ice Miller Donadio and Ryan in Indianapolis. ...
Dec. 19, 1916-June 28, 2006 (06/30/06)
Irene Webster, 90, Coatesville, died Wednesday at Autumn Glen in Greencastle. Born in Martin County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ruth Margaret (Hayes) Cundiff. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Winchester Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Robert J. Webster, Danville; two daughters, Barbara J. Wittlinger, Northbrook, Ill., and Joyce Street, Coatesville; sister, Geraldine Ford, Williams; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Aug. 28, 1942-June 29, 2006 (06/30/06)
David Warren Reece, 63, Greencastle, died Thursday morning at his residence. Born in Collinsville, Ill., he was the son of James and Vernan (King) Reece. He was a graduate of Collinsville High School, and he had worked at Goodyear in St. Louis. He was also a member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Dec. 20, 1976-June 27, 2006 (06/30/06)
Kari L. (Hylemon) Faulstich, 29, Greencastle, formerly of Elwood, died Tuesday at her residence in an accident. Born in Elwood, she was the daughter of William J. and Rebecca L. (Smith) Hylemon. She had been a school bus driver for several years with the Tippecanoe School Corp. She was a 1995 graduate of Frankton High School, and was an active member of the Lafayette First church of the Nazarene where she drove the church bus and was involved in the Sunday School program...
March 9, 1910-June 27, 2006 (06/28/06)
Gladys Merle Butler, 96, Rockville, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Parke County, she was the daughter of Frank Marion and Sara Edna (Williams) Tibbett. She and her husband started the Butler Funeral Home in Rockville. She was a graduate of Kingman High School, a 75-year member of Parke County O.E.S. and Parke County DAR...
June 1, 1942-June 22, 2006 (06/28/06)
David A. Howlett, 64, Greencastle, died Thursday in Brazil. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Albert and Edna (Callaway) Howlett. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from Wal-Mart where he was assistant manager. Surviving are a son, Greggory Howlett, Brazil; daughters, Terri Wren and Susie Mayo, both of Plainfield; brother Don Howlett, Crawfordsville; sister Judy Mooney, Greencastle; and 14 grandchildren...
June 3, 1925-June 25, 2006 (06/27/06)
Fred Davasher, 81, Coatesville, died Sunday afternoon at his residence. Born in Holland, Ky., he was the son of Duke and Bea (Brown) Davasher. He had been a machine operator at Olin Brass for 42 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Canaan Community Church and the Fillmore Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Dec. 20, 1920-June 26, 2006 (06/27/06)
Paul Duane "Dink" Lewis, 85, Greencastle, died Monday morning at Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home. Born in Fillmore, he was the son of Homer E. and Martha Faye (Lighter) Lewis. He had worked for the Indiana State Highway Dept. for 15 years before retiring. He was a member of the Greencastle Moose, Elks and VFW Post 1550...
Jan. 12, 1938-June 23, 1006 (06/26/06)
Keith Galloway, 68, Hayesville, N.C., formerly of Orange County, died Friday. Born in Orange County, he was the son of George and Helen (Cook) Galloway. He was a member of the Church of Christ, serving as an evangelist for 36 years. Survivors include his wife, Tahnyah Galloway, Hayesville, N.C.; his mother of French Lick; five sons, Mike Galloway, Durham, N.C., Scott Galloway, Cartersville, Ga., Jeff Galloway, Athens, Tenn., Kelly Galloway, Macon, Ga., Kerry Galloway, Macon, Ga.; a daughter, Melanie Keller, Columbus, Ind.; stepsons Everette Lee, Jonathan, Paul, Tom, Joshuah, and Benjamin Wilkinson; stepdaughters Tahnette Wilkinson, Gennevah Dean, Dorraelyn Yarborough, Cherolee Deese, Larreah Wilkinson, and Ruby Gem Wilkinson; four brothers, Dale Galloway, Seymour, Loren, David and John Galloway, all of French Lick; two sisters, Edith Pinnick, French Lick, and Louise Henry, Seymour; nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Sept. 30, 1917-June 24, 2006 (06/26/06)
Margaret Ellen (Evans) Pritchett, 88, Lizton, died Saturday at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Jesse Anson and Rosa Lee (Zeiner) Evans. She married Charles E. Pritchett on Feb. 12, 1939 at Canaan Methodist Church in Putnam County...
Feb. 16, 1925-June 24, 2006 (06/26/06)
Leota June Coffin, 81, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Asbury Towers where she had resided for the last year. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles F. and L. Berenice (Dale) Smith. A 1943 graduate of Fillmore High School, she earned a certified dietary assistant degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute. She was employed for 25 years as a dietician with IBM Corp. in Greencastle, retiring in 1987...
Sept. 17, 1934-June 24, 2006 (06/26/06)
Charlene A. Burnett, 71, Roachdale, died Saturday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born at Acton, she was the daughter of Leslie William and Rachael Lanora Love Martin. She was a homemaker. She married Jack C. Burnett on March 13, 1967 at Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on July 31, 2002...
Feb. 28, 1917-June 16, 2006 (06/19/06)
Harvey G. Treible, 89, Greencastle, died Friday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Hattie (Coy Kendall) Treible. He transferred from Binghamton, N.Y. with IBM Corp. in 1954, and retiring in 1975 after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Johnson City Unity Lodge 970 in New York, and the Greencastle Saddle Club...
Harvey G. Treible, 89, Greencastle, died Friday. (06/16/06)
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle. May 29, 1921-June 11, 2006 Virginia Mae Myers, 85, Greencastle, died Sunday in Greencastle. She was the daughter of Kinnie and Ethel Watts. She was a licensed practical nurse...
Sept. 22, 1924-June 13, 2006 (06/15/06)
Trula I. Baxter, 81, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Saltville, Va., she was the daughter of Samual Thomas and Mary (Cardwell) Allison. A homemaker and caregiver, she was a member of Deer Creek Primitive Baptist and American Legion Auxiliary of Hurst Collins Post 281 at Cloverdale...
Dec. 7, 1916-Dec. 21, 2005 (06/07/06)
A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Friday at Coatesville Christian Church for Martha Lee McKinnis, 89, Lawton, Okla., who died in December. Born in Freedom, Ky., she was the daughter of John Peden and Vienna (Swords) Jones. She had worked at Eli Lilly during World War II. She was a past president of Oasis Club and a member of Reserve Officers Association League. She traveled with her husband on various military assignments including the Philipines, Japan, Germany and Thailand...
May 30, 1942-June 4, 2006 (06/06/06)
Marilyn Ann Goss Diel, 64, Reelsville, died Sunday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born in Marion County, she was the daughter of Willard Wesley and Gwendolyn Kathryn (James) Rigdon. A graduate of Eminence High School, she had been a waitress in Greencastle at the Fairway Restaur-ant and the Monon Restaur-ant. She retired in 2001 due to health problems...
Aug. 12, 1936-June 4, 2006 (06/06/06)
Clarence E. Trigg 69, Indianapolis, died Sunday. Born in Carmel, he was the son of Haywood and Margurine (White) Trigg. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School, and had served in the U.S. Marines. He was retired from the Indiana Department of Correction...
April 26, 1928-June 2, 2006 (06/06/06)
Dorothy M. Sheese, 78, Athens, Ala., formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at Huntsville, Hospital in Alabama. Born in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Oscar F. and Margaret (Truax) Shultz. She was a 1946 graduate of Gosport High School. She married Renos Richard Sheese in 1946. He preceded her in death...
Sept. 23, 1928-June 4, 2006 (06/06/06)
Virginia C. Proctor, 77, Greencastle, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Donald and Helen (White) Clifford. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, and had been a cook for several years at DePauw University, as well as a nursing assistant at Putnam County Hospital...
Sept. 23, 1928-June 4, 2006 (06/05/06)
Virginia C. Proctor, 77, Greencastle, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Donald and Helen (White) Clifford. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, and had been a cook for several years at DePauw University, as well as a nursing assistant at Putnam County Hospital...
Nov. 10, 1916-June 3, 2006 (06/05/06)
Lily May Hepler, 89, Terre Haute, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday at Davis Gardens Health Center. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Layman and Anna May (Rissler) Hepler. A retired teacher for Greencastle schools, she was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, National Retired Teachers Association and Indiana Retired Teachers Association...
Clarence E. Trigg (06/05/06)
Clarence E. Trigg, 69, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending in Indianapolis.
Oct. 4, 1940-May 28, 2006 (06/02/06)
Nelson Eddie Robinson, 65, Roachdale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Danville, he was the son of Denver and Della (Malicoat) Robinson. He had been a dockworker for Carter and Co. for 30 years. He married Janet Lavonne Webb on Jan. 27, 1990 at Roachdale. She survives...
Dec. 20, 1942-May 31, 2006 (06/02/06)
Darlene Cook, 63, Greencastle, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles Noble and Julia Pauline (Bennett) Grimes. A homemaker, she had also worked at Respite Care, and had volunteered at the Greencastle school library...
Wanda J. Poynter (06/02/06)
Wanda J. Poynter, 62, Greencastle, died Friday morning at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
May 23, 1944-June 2, 2006 (06/02/06)
Wanda Jean (Libka) Poynter, 62, Greencastle, died Friday morning at her residence. Born in Bainbridge, she was the daughter of Halden K. and Ruby Ludell (Eggers) Libka. A 1962 graduate of North Salem High School, she had been a custodian with Greencastle Community Schools from 1974-88. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday School teacher...
Died June 1, 2006 (06/01/06)
Darlene Cook, 63 Greencastle, died Thursday at St. Vincent's Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
March 20, 1987-June 4, 2006 (06/07/06)
Elizabeth Nichole "Nikki" Wehrheim, 19, Center Point and Indianapolis, died Sunday following an automobile accident in Putnam County. Born in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of Frank Wehrheim and Twyla (Doan) Pierce. She had been a senior at South Putnam High School where she was involved in Area 30 Career Center. She had also attended Warren Central High School and was a member of the track, gymnastics and swim teams...
Sept. 19, 1936-June 8, 2006 (06/09/06)
Bonnie Engle, 69, Greencastle, died Thursday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Ashland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harold T. and Donna (Clark) Maxhimer. She was a storeroom clerk for the Greencastle Senior Center for four years and had previously been a receptionist for the Greencastle Street Dept. for 10 years...
April 13, 1937-June 9, 2006 (06/14/06)
Buddy R. "Joe" Jones Sr., 69, Linton, died June 9 at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Donald E. and Ella V. (Murphy) Jones. He attended Greencastle High School. He worked for the Greencastle Fire Department for 11 years and previously worked for Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville...
June 2, 1915-June 13, 2006> (06/14/06)
Eva St. Clair, 91, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Orange County, Ind., she was the daughter of James Edward and Martha Ellen (Kearby) Stout. She was a 1935 graduate of Orleans High School. She married E.B. St. Clair on Dec. 21, 1961. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1984...
Nov. 18, 1905-June 12, 2006> (06/14/06)
Dottie Melissa Smith Brandlein, 100, Cloverdale, died Monday at her residence. Born in Johnson County, she had resided in Arizona, California, Nevada, Indianapolis prior to moving to Putnam County. She was baptized at Mt. Auburn Methodist Church in Stones Crossing, Ind...
June 28, 1915-June 13, 2006 (06/14/06)
Edward Drake Brookshire, 90, Roachdale, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Hospital, Danville. Born at Roachdale, he was the son of Carl and Pearl (Conkright) Brookshire. A 1933 graduate of Ladoga High School, he attended Purdue University, majoring in agronomy and dairy science. He worked for six years as dairy superintendent at Madison State Hospital, then returned to take over the Bookshire Dairy Farm...
Trula Baxter (notice only) (06/14/06)
Trula Baxter, 81, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Died June 12, 2006 (06/13/06)
Dottie Brandlein, 100, Cloverdale, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
May 22, 1925-June 11, 2006 (06/13/06)
Ben Smith, 81, Bainbridge, died Sunday at The Waters. Born in Granite City, Mo., he was the son of William and Thelma (Fairchild) Smith. He had been a millwright for 30 years with the Betchel Co. He was also a member of the VFW in Missouri. Surviving are stepdaughter Sharon Metzger, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; stepsons Bill Farrell and Donald Farrell, Granite City; and dear friends Phil O'Neal and family, Greencastle...
Nov. 4, 1916-June 12, 2006 (06/13/06)
Frances Young, 89, Indianapolis, died Monday at Harberside Healthcare, Decatur, Indianapolis. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Lenox C. Crawley and Luna Catherine (Prince) Crawley. She married Richard Jacob Young on May 16, 1934. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1997...
June 5, 1931-June 12, 2006 (06/13/06)
Mary Lynn (Gilmer) Lett, 75, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday at U.T. Medical Center. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of John and Edna Gilmer. She married Dr. James C. Lett , and he survives. Surviving are two sisters Ann Watson, and Johnnie Carringer and husband Frank, both of Knoxville; three sons, John Lett, Dickson, Tenn., Dr. ...
May 26, 1917-June 11, 2006 (06/13/06)
T. Geneva McCoy, 89, Lebanon, died Sunday at her residence. Born in Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Lulu V. (Patterson) Griggs. She had been a nurse's aide at Hendricks County Hospital for 10 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Brownsburg O.E.S...
Died June 11, 2006 (06/12/06)
Ben W. Smith, 82, Greencastle, died Sunday at The Waters of Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. Died June 19, 2006 Buddy Jones Sr., 69Linton, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle...
All Obits Printed June 9, 2006 (06/09/06)
Bonnie Engle, 68, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at Mill Pond Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle. Dec. 6, 1910-June 5, 2006 Wilma S. Spencer, 95, of Crawfordsville, Waveland and Russellville, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis...
Feb. 7, 1933-June 7, 2006 (06/09/06)
Damita Rae Lyon, 73, Greencastle, Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Sherman R. and Ruby V. (Belk) Nichols. She attended school in Brazil. On February 20, 1953 she married Kenneth M. Lyon. He survives...
Sept. 22, 1925-June 1, 2006 (06/01/06)
Kathryn B. Littrell, 80, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Knightsville, she was the daughter of George T. and Elizabeth (Hedge) Brown. She was a cook for Delta Chi fraternity for 27 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge...