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Obituaries from July 2006

Lige B. 'Lucky' Miles (07/13/06)
Services are set for 4 p.m. Friday for Lige B. "Lucky" Miles, 78, Lynnville, formerly of Roachdale, who died Monday at St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville. Visitation is noon until service time Friday at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale. Burial will be in Blakesburg Cemetery...
Sept. 24, 1918-July 30, 2006 (07/31/06)
Doris Olive Crafton, 87, Cloverdale, died Sunday at her residence. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Nita (Harrison) Highshue. She married Thomas R. Crafton on Aug. 1, 1940, and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Cloverdale; daughter Janet Su-Lyn Lybrand, Chapel Hill, N.C.; son Thomas Michael Crafton, Cloverdale; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren...
Ruth Fletcher (07/21/06)
Ruth Fletcher, 80, Carmel, died Friday morning at Manor Care Summer Trace, Carmel. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
May 2, 1949-July 19, 2006 (07/21/06)
Nancy J. Manley, 57, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Harry Hunter and Audra Pauline (Morgan) Kirton. She was a TCO-2 with the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Indianapolis, in addition to being a member of the Women of the Moose No. 138, Greencastle, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Hust-Collins Post 281, Cloverdale...
Oct. 10, 1925-July 21, 2006 (07/21/06)
Ruth Joanne Lyon Fletcher, 80, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at the Manor Care Summer Trace in Carmel. Born in South Bend, she was the daughter of Adolph R. and Ruth L. (Smith) Hayes. She was a 1943 graduate of South Shore High School in Chicago and a 1947 graduate of DePauw University with a degree in Economics. She also earned a master's degree in education from DePauw in 1966...
March 23, 1944-July 17, 2006 (07/20/06)
Janice Helen Ford, 62, Greencastle, died Monday at her residence. Born in Ogden, Utah, she was the daughter of Ernest James and Helen (Worthen) Ford. She was a graduate of Highland High School in Salt Lake, Utah, and received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University...
Nancy J. (Kirton) Manley (07/20/06)
Nancy J. (Kirton) Manley, 57, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
March 19, 1985-July 21, 2006 (07/19/06)
Aaron C. Kesler, 21, Ladoga, died Monday at his residence. Born in Danville, he was the son of Danny W. and Patty (Howard) Kesler. A 2003 graduate of Southmont High School, he worked in multi-serve at Steel Dynamics in Pittsboro. He was taking his last class to receive his associate degree in fire science and safety to become a fourth generation firefighters. He was a member of National Cross Country Association and St. Bernard's Catholic Church...
Nov. 7, 1954-July 13, 2006 (07/19/06)
Ronald Lee Skelton, 51, North Vernon, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Avilla, he was the son of James O. and Eleanor I. Shinn Skelton. He was a self-employed drywall finisher. Surviving are his mother, Eleanor I. Shinn Skelton, North Vernon; brothers, A. Keene Skelton, North Vernon, D. Joseph Skelton and William D. Skelton, both of Avon; sisters, Rebecca H. Chlumsky of Indianapolis, and Cathleen P. Beaudin, Hammondsport, N.Y.; seven nieces and seven nephews...
June 8, 1940-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Linda L. Dunn, 66, Fillmore, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Mae Taylor. A 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School, she was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She had been a clerk at the Hallmark card shop and was a cook at DePauw University...
March 24, 1925-July 13, 2006 (07/18/06)
Glenn T. Job, 81, Fernandina Beach, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday in Florida. Born in St. Joseph, Mich., he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Michigan State University, was a newspaper reporter and was publication editor for Michigan State University and later DePauw University. He ended his career as director of communications for the American Camping Assoc-iation. He was a member of the Men's Golf Association at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course...
Sept. 28, 1913-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Robert M. Wolf, 92, Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Owen County, he was the son of Henry Peter and Mary Agnes (Mitchell) Wolf. A graduate of Patricks-burg High School, he had resided in Clay and Owen counties, and participated in Rural Youth farming group. ...
Aug. 31, 1920-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Sarah C. (Braden) Gerber, 85, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at The Waters of Greencastle. She was the daughter of Clarence Hyde and Bertha C. (Combs) Braden. She was a homemaker. Surviving are four daughters, Lois M. McNeff and husband Ronald, Lewistown, Idaho, Frances L. Sutherlin and husband Jack, Darlington, Alberta I. Phillips, Greencastle, and Sarah E. Hubble and husband Donald, Greencastle; a brother, John E. Braden, Brazil; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Janice Ford (07/18/06)
Janice Ford, 62, Greencastle, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
March 30, 1928-July 16, 2006 (07/17/06)
Don J. Evans, 78, Roachdale, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Russellville, he was the son of Lee and Ruth (White) Evans. A 1946 graduate of Waveland High School, he attended Purdue University. He was a member of Bainbridge Christian Church where he had served as a deacon and later as an elder...
Donald R. Farris II (07/24/06)
Donald R. Farris II, 30, Poland, died Saturday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Sept. 9, 1961-July 22, 2006 (07/24/06)
Douglas Todd Lawson, 44, Coatesville, died Saturday at Heartland Health Care, Avon. He was the son of Richard E. and Marian A. (Ward) Lawson. He married Jacqueline S. (Miles) Lawson on Oct. 16, 1998, and she survives. He worked at BalKamp Manufacturing in Indianapolis for 20 years as a lift truck driver. Also, he was a member of the Hazelwood Christian Church and the Indiana Bass Association. A 1980 graduate of North Putnam High School , he then graduated from Ivy Tech in Terre Haute in 1982...
April 11, 1922-July 26, 2006 (07/28/06)
Martha L. Gossett, 84, Coatesville, died Wednesday at Danville Regional Rehab Center. Born in Tangier, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Mabel Norman Grimes. She married Everett D. Gossett, on Aug. 30, 1942, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1981...
Feb. 28, 1935-July 23, 2006 (07/28/06)
Mary Louise Phillips Raines, 71, Elkins, W. Va., died Sunday in the Davis Memorial Hospital, West Virginia. Born at Gage, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Reta Margaret (Broschart) Phillips. A graduate of Coalton High School in West Virginia, she was an office employee of the Kelly Foundry prior to retirement. She was a member of the Phillips Chapel Church and served as treasurer of the church. She owned and operated Hilltop Handicrafts and Mary's Enterprises as well...
Oct. 26, 1919-July 24, 2006 (07/27/06)
Helen (Saunders) Cripe, 86, Greencastle, formerly of St. Joseph, Mich., died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was the daughter of the late George and Ruby (Messmer) Saunders. She married Robert Dean Cripe on May 17, 1941, and he preceded her in death...
Martha L. Gossett (07/27/06)
Martha L. Gossett, 84, Coatesville, died Wednesday at Danville Regional Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Oct. 26, 1919-July 24, 2006 (07/26/06)
April 18, 1926-July 22, 2006 (07/25/06)
Robert C. Alexander, 80, Cloverdale, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of the late James L. and Flossie A. (Rodger) Alexander. He married Adalene (Ross) Alexander on July 23, 1947, and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and later worked as a truck driver...
Aug. 23, 943-July 24, 2006 (07/25/06)
Marjorie Louise (Branson) Hastings, 62, Rockville, died Monday at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. Born in Parke County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Iva Louise Rardin Branson. She married Duke Warner and he preceded her in death. Later she married Garald D. Hastings, and he also preceded her in death...
Jan. 17, 1976-July 22, 2006 (07/25/06)
Donald Ray Farris II, 30, Poland, died Saturday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Donald Ray and Christine Sue (Stringfellow) Farris of Cloverdale. He married Elizabeth Elaine Farris on July 4, 2003, and she survives...
Helen Cripe (07/25/06)
Helen Cripe, Greencastle, died Tuesday morning at Mill Pond Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Feb. 120, 1931-July 21, 2006 (07/24/06)
William H. Hicks, 75, Brazil, died Friday at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of the late Cyril W. and Mary Herbert Hicks. He married Sue Ann Brown Hicks on Feb. 16, 1957, and she survives. A 1950 graduate of Brazil High School, he was the former owner of Hicks Auto Supply, a business founded by his father in 1921. He retired about 10 years ago and later worked for several years on the Clay County Alcohol Beverage Commission...
Aug. 5, 1934-July 21, 2006 (07/24/06)
Wayne Leon Froderman, 71, Brazil, died Friday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Ashboro, Ind., he was the son of the late Richard Wayne and Ethel Tucker Froderman. He married Mary Ann Tribble on Aug. 14, 1965 in Brazil, and she survives. A 1952 graduate of Brazil High School, he attended two years at Indiana State University. From 1952-74, he was self-employed as a truck driver and from 1974-93 he worked as a sales representative for Mechanics Laundry...
April 19, 1913-July 21, 2006 (07/24/06)
Christina Casassa Stough, 93, Brazil, died Friday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Margaret Rossatto Casassa. She married Joe Stough on Sept. 7, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1971. A 1931 graduate of Staunton High School, she was active in the family business, a dairy farm that operated in Clay County for 70 years. Her family immigrated to the United States from Turin, Italy just after the turn of the century...
Dec. 28, 1912-July 23, 2006 (07/24/06)
Herman L. Pettit, 93, Mooresville, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Cloverdale, he worked in production for International Harvester for several years before retiring in 1970. A graduate of Cloverdale High School, he attended Purdue University for two years. He married Edith M. Gibson, and she preceded him in death in 1989...
April 18, 1926-July 22, 2006 (07/24/06)
Robert C. Alexander, 80, Cloverdale, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of the late James L. and Flossie A. (Rodger) Alexander. He married Adalene (Ross) Alexander on July 23, 1947, and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and later worked as a truck driver...
March 28, 1905-July 15, 2006 (07/17/06)
Bonnie M. Johnson, 101, Greencastle, died Saturday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. She was the daughter of William Walter and Retta Ann (Pruner) Paris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Greencastle. She married Claude Ralph Johnson on May 5, 1922. He preceded her in death...
June 13, 1915-July 16, 2006 (07/17/06)
Francis P. Nichols, 91, Ladoga, died Sunday at Williamsburg Health Care. Born at New Market, he was the son of Perry and Mary (Hostetter) Nichols. A U.S. Army Veteran, he had been employed at R.R. Donnelley and Sons, Crawfordsville, retiring in 1978...
Died July 16, 2006 (07/17/06)
Sarah Gerber, 86, Greencastle, died Sunday at The Waters of Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Janice C. Cooper (07/10/06)
Janice C. Cooper, 69, Clayton, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.Wanda Z. Hammond, 88, Terre Haute, died Monday morning at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle...
Wanda Z. Hammond (07/10/06)
Wanda Z. Hammond, 88, Terre Haute, died Monday morning at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Mary Buckner (07/10/06)
Mary Buckner, 102, Greencastle, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Died July 6, 2006 (07/07/06)
Richard Rubin, 58, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Died July 6, 2006 (07/07/06)
Gretchen Leola Hayden, 92, Greencastle, died Thursday at Asbury Towers. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Oct. 29, 1947-July 6, 2006 (07/07/06)
Richard C. Rubin, 58, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of Louis Rubin and Gladys (Lubliner) Ascher. He graduated from Newtrier High School in Winnetka, Ill., and from Oxford University. He was a publisher for the Greencastle Monthly Publication for the past 20 years...
Dec. 29, 1913-July 6, 2006 (07/07/06)
Gretchen Leola (Ellis) Hayden, 92, Greencastle, died Thursday at Asbury Towers. She was the daughter of Chancie Ellis and Ellaria (Switzer) Ellis. A graduate of Waynetown High School, she was a receptionist for Dr. Claude Thompson for more than 20 years, retiring in 1977...
Dec. 28, 1930-July 3, 2006 (07/06/06)
Martha Gates, 75, Fillmore, died Monday evening at her residence. Born in Tyndall, S.D., she was the daughter of Bruce and Edna (Weltz) Nolan. She had worked in sales of pet health products for several years. Surviving are a son, Dennis Gates, Fillmore, and several other relatives...
Sept. 17, 1934-June 24, 2006 (07/06/06)
Graveside services for Charlene A. Burnett, 71, Roachdale, who died June 24, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at the Roachdale Cemetery with Rev. Paul Leonard officiating. Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale, is handling arrangements...
Jan. 10, 1917-July 3, 2006 (07/05/06)
James Arthur Parham, 89, Veedersburg, died Monday night at Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville. Born at Koszta, Iowa, he was the son of Thomas P. and Edna L. (Haskins) Parham. A graduate of Marengo High School in Iowa, he attended the University of Colorado. He graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, and owned Parham Home Appliance and Parham Funeral Home for many years...
Dec. 31, 1912-June 30, 2006 (07/05/06)
Kitty Ivey, 93, Greencastle, died Friday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Clay County, Ky., she was the daughter of Hugh and Martha (Bruner) Hammonds. She had worked for Baxter's Restaurant for 15 years and was a homemaker. She married Isaac Hampton, who preceded her in death. Husband Frank Ivey died ij 1985...
May 21, 1923-July 3, 2006 (07/05/06)
Edgar Allen Shirar, 83, Darlington, died early Monday at his residence. Born in Carroll County, he was the son of Emerson and Flossie (Allen) Shirar. He attended Jefferson School at Jeffersonville, and worked at Mid-States Steel and Wire in Crawfordsville. He farmed in the Darlington area for 20 years, and operated the Darlington Cafe and an antique store in Darlington...
Jan. 26, 1915-July 2, 2006 (07/03/06)
Beryl K. Hicks, 91, Ladoga, died Sunday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born in North Salem, he was the son of Estie and Florence (Kinman) Hicks. He had attended Roachdale High School and was a heavy equipment operator. He was a 50-year member of Roachdale Masonic Lodge and the Low 12 Club at Rockville...
March 7, 1953-July 8, 2006 (07/10/06)
Fred R. Hanks, 53, Fillmore, died Saturday morning at Putnam County Hospital. The son of Alfred R. "Buck" and Virginia (Truesdel) Hanks, he was a journeyman iron worker for local 22 in Indianapolis. He was also a volunteer fireman, Mason, and a member of American Legion Post 58, Greencastle...
Nov. 17, 1941-July 8, 2006 (07/10/06)
Sally Ann Lacy, 64, Ladoga, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Donald Leslie and Ruby Verona (Cassity) Games. A 1960 graduate of Bainbridge High School, she had sold antiques for many years at the Covered Bridge Festival...
Velma Jean Cordray (07/10/06)
Velma Jean Routt Cordray, 83, Indianapolis, died Friday. She was the daughter of James B. and Ruth Routt. She is survived by her husband, Willis Cordray, Indianapolis, and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her first husband, parents and a brother...
Died July 16, 2006 (07/17/06)
Linda Dunn, 66, Fillmore, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Oct. 31, 1939-July 15, 2006 (07/17/06)
Clark E. Alkire, 66, Stilesville, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Lafayette, he was the son of Russell and Iris (Crane) Alkire. A 1957 graduate of Goodland High School, he attended Purdue University. He had resided in Little Point, Camby and Goodland, and was a member of Fairfield Friends Meeting. He was a member of Cloud Niners Flying Club, Indianapolis Ski Club, Indianapolis American Legion, Christmas Tree and Bramble Growers Associations and the Indiana Farm Market Association...
Dec. 1, 1956-July 13 2006 (07/14/06)
Charles D. Collett, 49, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Beverly, Ky., he was the son of Ewell and Martha (Collett) Luppino. He married Lisa A. (York) Collett. She survives. He was a forklift operator at Hebrew National Foods, Indianapolis...
Aug. 24, 1929-July 13, 2006 (07/14/06)
Elizabeth A. Kissel, 76, Princeton, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital. Born in Princeton, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Cecilia (Schutte) O"Connell. She was a life member of the Daughters of Isabella, Associates Sister of St. Frances, Cinderella Home Extension Club, and award winner of the Catholic Brute" Award in 2003 of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Died Thursday, July 13, 2006 (07/13/06)
Charles D. Collett, 49, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
April 20, 1908-July 12, 2006 (07/13/06)
Dorothy R. Stickle, 98, Greencastle, died Wednesday at her residence in Asbury Towers. Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of Joseph Carl and Maud (Seller) Rutter. A 1926 graduate of Bridgeton High School, she was a 1930 graduate of DePauw University and had been a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority...
Dec. 31, 1917-July 10, 2006 (07/12/06)
Wanda Z. (Bailey) Hammond, 88, Greencastle, died Monday morning at Meadows Manor Nursing Home, Terre Haute. She was the daughter of George Washington and Hazel (Abbott) Bailey. She had been a secretary for Greencastle Junior High for 23 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Christian Church in Greencastle, volunteered for the Putnam County Hospital Guild and belonged to several card clubs...
Dec. 11, 1932-July 22, 3006 (07/12/06)
Jay E. Delp, 73, Marshall, died Tuesday at Select Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Mulberry, he was the son of Leroy and Fern (Britton) Delp. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired farmer and had worked at the Parke County Fairgrounds for more than 25 years. He was a member of Marshall Federated Church...
Sept. 26, 1917-July 10, 2006 (07/12/06)
Floy P. Heavin, 88, Coatesville, died Monday evening at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles and Suzie (Zeiner) Lisby. She had been a cook at DePauw University and at Putnam County Hospital for several years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church...
March 7, 1953-July 8, 2006 (07/11/06)
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fillmore Cemetery for Fred R. Hanks, 53, Fillmore, who died Saturday morning at Putnam County Hospital. The son of Alfred R. "Buck" and Virginia (Truesdel) Hanks, he was a journeyman iron worker for local 22 in Indianapolis. He was also a volunteer fireman, Mason, and a member of American Legion Post 58, Greencastle...
April 4, 1904-July 9, 2006 (07/11/06)
Mary Elizabeth Patton Buckner, 102, Greencastle, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Connersville, she was the daughter of Henry and Mattie Patton. She was a homemaker, and had worked at Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Kappa Gamma sorority, both at DePauw University. ...
June 27, 1937-July 9, 2006 (07/11/06)
Janice C. Cooper, 69, Clayton, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. She was the daughter of Lealyn and Malissie (Butler) Milhon. She had worked for Kohl's in Plainfield for several years and had previously worked for IBM Corp. for two years. She was a member of the Clayton Baptist Church and the Cherry Grove Women's Club...
Dec. 27, 1923-July 6, 2006 (07/11/06)
Lucille H. Alexander, 82, Plainfield, died Thursday evening at her residence. Born in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Orie and Beulah (Mercer) Peyton. She was a homemaker. She married Jess Alexander, who died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Coleen Alexander, Plainfield...
June 13, 1914-July 1, 2006 (07/03/06)
Charles H. Lith, 92, Ladoga, died Saturday at Williamsburg Health Care. Born in Ladoga, he was the son of Omega "Vollie" and Mary Jane (Davis) Lith. A 1932 graduate of Ladoga High School, he had been employed as a supervisor for Steel Industries of Crawfordsville. He was a caretaker for Stoner Cemetery for several years, and was a member of Ladoga Christian Church and a former member of Odd Fellows Lodge at Ladoga...