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Obituaries from August 2006

Jan. 4, 1920-Aug. 30, 2006 (08/31/06)
Gretchen G. Lopossa, 86, Eminence, died Wednesday at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Clarence J. and Mary Ellen (Parrish) Haltom. She married Clifton Lopossa on Sept. 28, 1940. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1986...
Dec. 4, 1932-Aug. 20, 2006 (08/22/06)
Norma Dean Smith, 73, Danville, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Tomkinsville, Ky., she was the daughter of Ocie and Bernice (England) Gray. She was a licensed realtor and insurance agent for the former Odle, Poynter and Ralph Norman agencies, all in Danville...
Joseph A. Horn (08/22/06)
Joseph A. Horn, 55, Greencastle, died Monday. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, two brothers and a host of other relatives.
Nov. 24, 1926-Aug. 19, 2006 (08/21/06)
Evan P. Penturf, 79, Greencastle, died Saturday at Autumn Glen, Greencastle. Born in Evanston, Ill., he was the son of Henry E. and Anna J. (Welter) Penturf. He married Carol Ann Smith on Dec. 18, 1954. She preceded him in death. He graduated from high school in 1944 and from Northwestern University in 1952. While at Northwestern, he was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity...
June 23, 1932-Aug. 18, 2006 (08/21/06)
Fred Norman Nelson, 74, Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, he was the son of Clara (Henderson) and Charles Norman Nelson. He graduated from Pocatello High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the Pasadena Playhouse and a Bachelor of Arts from Idaho State University...
Lee Van Jelgerhuis Jr. (08/18/06)
Lee Van Jelgerhuis Jr., 75, Mooresville, died Tuesday. He was retired as an accountant for Community Action and he had also been a teacher at Indiana Business College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a former member of the Prospect Masonic Lodge...
April 29, 1925-Aug. 18, 2006 (08/18/06)
Robert A. "Bob" Hoffman Jr., 81, Connersville, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at Caroleton Manor. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Robert Alfred Sr. and Beulah (Griggs) Hoffman. A 1943 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a member of the basketball team...
Lee Van Jelgerhuis (08/17/06)
Lee Van Jelgerhuis Jr., 75, Mooresville, died Tuesday. He was retired as an accountant for Community Action and he had also been a teacher at Indiana Business College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a former member of the Prospect Masonic Lodge...
July 13, 1918-Aug. 15, 2006 (08/17/06)
Wilbur Raymond Hoffman, 88, Clay City, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Sugar Ridge Township, he was the son of Leonard and Dixie (Crafton) Hoffman. He was married for 54 years to Gladys Modesitt Hoffman, who preceded him in death in 1995. He was a resident of Clay City for more than 60 years. He was retired from Bryant-Poff Manufacturing Company and also served as the Clay City Co-Op manager and branch manager of the Co-Op for many years...
July 31, 1980-Aug. 14, 2006 (08/17/06)
Laura Catherine Crawley, 26, died Monday following a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Marian H. Miller and Richard T. Crawley. She attended Indianapolis Public School 70, Shortridge Middle School, and Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. She graduated from John Carroll University in 2002...
Jan. 6, 1917-Aug. 13, 2006 (08/16/06)
Garrett A. Snodgrass, 89, Gainesville, Fla., died Sunday. Born in Clinton County, he married Evelyn Courtney on April 1, 1944. She survives. He worked simultaneously at General Motors and as a business owner of Gary's Variety Store, Roachdale, before retiring to Florida in 1982...
Dec. 15, 1927-Aug. 14, 2006 (08/16/06)
Hilda M. Funkhouser Price, 78, Danville, died Monday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Morristown, she was the daughter of Othel and Jewell (Hine) Funkhouser. She was a receptionist at the Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she had been a cashier at the Danville High School cafeteria and a school bus aide. ...
March 27, 1979-Aug. 123, 2006 (08/16/06)
Andrea G. Carter, 27, Lebanon Ind., formerly of Charleston, Ill., died Sunday following an automobile accident. Born in Mattoon, Ill., she was the daughter of Michael and Barbara (McClerren) Lannon. A 1997 graduate of Greencastle High School, she married Jeffrey Carter on March 7, 2003, at Las Vegas. He survives...
May 15, 1915-Aug. 22, 2006 (08/23/06)
Jessie Louise Stisher, 91, Roachdale, died Tuesday at Lane House, Crawfordsville. Born in Roachdale, she was the daughter of Walter and Clyde Bridges Eads. A 1932 graduate of Roachdale High School, she married Roy Robert Hanks, who preceded her in death. She later married George Stisher on Sept. 11, 1968, at Bainbridge. He also preceded her in death...
Wayne L. McKamey (08/24/06)
Wayne L. McKamey, 82, Cloverdale, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Sept. 27, 1950-Aug. 28, 2006 (08/30/06)
Stella Ileen Garl, 55, Greencastle, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Putnam County to Walter Leroy "Bill" and Ilene Lucille (Fowler) Ash. She married Robert Russell Garl and he preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1981...
March 18, 1941-Aug. 26, 2006 (08/29/06)
Ella Sue Tackett, 65, Cloverdale, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of Malvery and Martha (Renfro) Blair. She married Rance Tackett on Aug. 15, 1959. She was a homemaker and also worked in the factory at RCA for 10 years...
March 2, 1916-Aug. 25, 2006 (08/28/06)
Sadie R. Sheehy, 90, Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died Friday at Community East Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of George and Della (Dove) Morgan. She married Thomas J. Sheehy on June 4, 1943. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1977...
Jan. 5, 1944-Aug. 25, 2006 (08/28/06)
Joan Hatfield, 62, Greencastle, died Friday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ira Butler and Alice Elzada (Brown) Stout. She was a homemaker and artist, doing saddle restorations. Survivors include her mother Alice Elzada (Brown) Stout, Greencastle; her husband William (Bill) Hatfield, sons Andrew Wyeth Hatfield and wife Jolene, Evansville, and Thomas Kyle Hatfield and wife Andrea, Lebanon; daughter Melissa Dawn Deal and husband Timothy, Avon; brothers Ira Stout Jr. ...
Donald Hugh Carson (08/28/06)
Donald Hugh Carson, 70, Indianapolis, died Thursday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of George G. Carson and Georgia R. Smith Szentivanyl. He retired in 1997 from National Starch Company. Survivors include his stepmother Eileen Carson, half-sisters Stephanie Elkin, Shirley Ling, and Denise Fries; several nieces and nephews...
Nov. 7, 1919-Aug. 25, 2006 (08/25/06)
D. Robert Nees, 86, Cloverdale, died Friday at his residence. Born in Chrisman, Ill., he was the son of James Robert and Alta Irene (Hassler) Nees. He married Velda Rose (Ray) on March 28, 1942. She preceded him in death. He was a member of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Sept. 28, 1923-Aug. 23, 2006 (08/25/06)
Wayne L. McKamey, 82, Cloverdale, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Ira C. and Lola Merle (Coffman) McKamey. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in World War II. A carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenter's Union, in addition to the Mt. Meridian Church of Christ, and the Hurst-Collins Post No. 281 American Legion, Cloverdale...
Geneva Welty Cash (08/25/06)
Geneva Welty Cash, 95, Indianapolis, died Thursday. She was the daughter of Edward and Sara Welty. She married Veri Ray Cash. He preceded her in death. She worked for Keefer and Stewart Pharmicutical for eight years, retiring in 1986. Survivors include son William Cash; daughter Shirley Little; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren...
Kathryn Eccles (08/25/06)
Kathryn Eccles, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
March 14, 1924-Aug. 24, 2006 (08/25/06)
Kathryn Eccles, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ralph and Lorna (McKinnon) Wann. She was a graduate of Orwell High School and received her bachelor of arts degree from Hiriam College, Ohio, and her master's degree in counseling from Indiana University...
May 15, 1915-Aug. 22, 2006 (08/24/06)
>Jessie Louise Stisher, 91, Roachdale, died Tuesday at Lane House, Crawfordsville. Born in Roachdale, she was the daughter of Walter and Clyde Bridges Eads. A 1932 graduate of Roachdale High School, she married Roy Robert Hanks, who preceded her in death. She later married George Stisher on Sept. 11, 1968, at Bainbridge. He also preceded her in death...
Feb. 20, 1937-Aug. 23, 2006 (08/24/06)
Memoree Joan Powell, 69, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Veblen, S.D., her deceased mother, Cora, was Native America Dakota Sioux descendent. She was a participant member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe all her life and was a graduate of Flandreau High School in South Dakota. She also received her nursing degree from Indiana University...
Jan. 27, 1913-Aug. 14, 2006 (08/15/06)
Mary E. Kessler, 93, Ladoga, died at Hendricks Regional Health on Monday. Born in Ladoga, she was the daughter of Henry C. and Sarah Elizabeth Powers Stull. A 1931 graduate of Ladoga High School, she married John F. "Jack" Kessler on Nov. 11, 1932. He preceded her in death...
June 21, 1931-Aug. 12, 2006 (08/15/06)
Julia A. "Judy" Hudkins, 75, Sebastian, Fla., died Saturday at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Fla., after a brief illness. Born in Fulton County, Ind., she moved to Sebastian in 1989 from Plainfield. She was the daughter of Rex Carey Sr. and Pauline Dunton...
May 7, 1949-Aug. 12, 2006 (08/15/06)
Brenda C. Haberle, 57, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles G. and Virginia (Dean) Brann. On Aug. 1, 1975, she married Robert Haberle. He survives. A 1967 graduate of Greencastle High School, she was a loan officer at Citi Financial Bank for 13 years. She was also a member of the New Life Baptist Church, Greencastle...
(Untitled) (08/09/06)
Joe M. Claybough, 91, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Arrangements are pending at Bittle and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Feb. 2, 1939-Aug. 7, 2006 (08/08/06)
Sally R. Barnett, 67, Cloverdale, died at her residence Monday. Born in Oakland, Calif., she was the daughter of Frederick and Marvell (Brown) Steiner. She moved to Cataract in 1970 and was the owner/operator of Magic Touch Health Products, Cloverdale...
Jan. 18, 1927-Aug. 5, 2006> (08/07/06)
L. Andrew "Andy" McMains, 79, South Bend, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Born in Fern, Ind., he was the son of the late Alford and Cleo (Rollings) McMains. He married Alberta F. Kennedy on June 15, 1952, in Brazil, and she survives...
Aug. 8, 1928-Aug. 4, 2006 (08/07/06)
Kenneth Dwight Miller, 77, Roachdale, died Friday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born at Clinton Falls, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Verna (Lewis) Miller. He married Helen Mahan on Aug. 8, 1954 at Merom, Ind., and she survives...
Dec. 16, 1972-Aug. 4, 2006 (08/07/06)
Ryan Patrick Mitchell, 33, Crawfordsville, died Friday at his residence. Born in Crawfordsville, he was the son of John and Melba F. Mitchell. A graduate of Turkey Run High school, he was also a member of the Russellville Community Church and Montgomery County Special Olympics...
June 29, 1917-Aug. 5, 2006 (08/07/06)
Frank J. Miller Jr., 89, Greencastle, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Altoona, Ala., he was the son of the late Frank Miller and Bessie (Dennithorne) Miller. He married Helen K. (Keegan) Miller on Nov. 23, 1945. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2003...
Sally R. Barnett (08/07/06)
Sally R. Barnett, 67, Cloverdale, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Aug. 21, 1948 - Aug. 3, 2006 (08/04/06)
Gary Luther Huber, 57, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Arvine A. and Ellen (Steele) Huber. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1966 and from Sam's Technical Institute, part of ITT Institute, in 1968...
July 25, 1927-Aug. 3, 2006 (08/04/06)
Ross G. Trotman, 79, Spencer, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington. Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he was the son of Walter George and Ruth Brooke Geraldine (Gamble) Trotman. A graduate of Indiana University, he was a teacher at Martinsville High School...
Aug.12, 1917-Aug.1, 2006 (08/03/06)
Alvie Leroy Stadler, 88, Ladoga, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of the late James Ross and Della Alice Gillespie Stadler. He married Alice E. Estes Nov. 30, 1935 at Greencastle, and she survives...
Sept. 14, 1947-July 31, 2006 (08/02/06)
Teresa A. Ratcliff, 58, Crawfordsville, died Monday at her residence. Born in Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Robert "Burley" and Madonna (Cloncs) Grimes. She married Larry Ratcliff on Aug. 4, 1972 in Crawfordsville, and he survives. She was a 1965 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She worked as a bus driver for Crawfordsville schools for 20 years and RR Donnelleys for five years...
March 27, 1930-July 31, 2006 (08/02/06)
Nancy Ann (Marcum) Snyder, 76, Greencastle, formerly of Tell City, died Monday at the Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Wallace and Nellie (Chaffin) Marcum. She married Kenneth W. Snyder on Sept. 23, 1950. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greencastle...
Lucille Albin (08/09/06)
Lucille Albin, 91, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
William F. Smith (08/10/06)
William F. Smith, 83, Poland, died Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Aug. 21, 1934-Aug. 13, 2006 (08/15/06)
William A. "Bill" Terry, 71, Avon, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Kenneth and Zella (Buis) Terry. He graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1952. He clerked for the F.B.I. in Indianapolis for two years before going into the banking business. ...
July 3, 1930-Aug. 12, 2006 (08/14/06)
William Thomas Crane, 76, Reelsville, died Saturday at the Harborside Health Center, Terre Haute. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of Crawford W. and Velma (Hargis) Crane. He worked as a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking for 38 years, retiring in July 1992...
May 7, 1949-Aug. 12, 2006 (08/14/06)
Brenda C. Haberle, 57, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles G. and Virginia (Dean) Brann. On Aug. 1, 1975, she married Robert Haberle. He survives. A 1967 graduate of Greencastle High School, she was a loan officer at Citi Financial Bank for 13 years. She was also a member of the New Life Baptist Church, Greencastle...
Sept. 24, 1914-July 6, 2006 (08/14/06)
Carol Goodenough Roberts, 91, Three Lakes, Wis., formerly of Greencastle, died on July 6, at Howard Young Medical Center. Born in Louisville, Ill., she was the daughter of Albert and Edna Goodenough. She lived in Greencastle and Three Lakes most of her life...
David Michael Tzitz (08/11/06)
David Michael Tzitz, 57, Brazil, died at his residence of heart failure. Born March 4, 1947, in Portage, he was the son of George and Delores Tzitz. He married Mary Kathryn Kerr on Aug. 11, 1977, and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He worked for CBS, the Cloverdale Shell station, and then as a correctional officer at RDC in Plainfield. Recently he worked as a materials handler at Heartland Automotive and worked there for more than six years...
Dec. 14, 1939-Aug. 10, 2006 (08/11/06)
Larry Dean Harbison, 66, Florida, died Thursday at his residence in Spanish Lakes Country Club, Fla. Born in Roachdale, he was the son of Wesley and Grace Harbison. He was a firefighter at Roachdale and Lynnville and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a marketing representative for five years for Hartford Insurance and more than 14 years for Indiana Insurance where he retired in July 1999. He was active in the Special Olympics program for children...
Oct. 30, 1922-Aug. 9, 2006 (08/11/06)
William F. Smith, 83, Poland, died Wednesday at his residence. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late William F. Smith and Maude E. (Smith) Smith. He married Phyllis Lee (Talley) Smith on May 12, 1967, and she survives. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he later worked as a contract truckman for Mayflower and United Van Lines...
Vernie Lee Little (08/11/06)
Vernie Lee Little, 86, Lester, W.Va., died Tuesday at Heartland of Beckley in Beckley, W.Va., following a lengthy illness. Born in Grayson County, Va., he was the son of the late Ambrose and Dorothy Roop Little. He had spent most of his life in Tazewell, Va., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner and foreman for Poca Fuel Company. He was a member of the Protestant faith...
Nov. 4, 1948-Aug. 10, 2006 (08/11/06)
Linda "Lynn" A. Browning, 57, Roachdale, died Thursday at the Waters of Greencastle. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of Charles H. and Lenore Porter Cole. A graduate of East Bank High School in East Bank, W.Va., she later worked on the production line at Heartland Automotive in Greencastle...
Aug. 29, 1914-Aug. 9, 2006 (08/10/06)
Lucille Albin, 91, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Harold Glen and Elizabeth Edelina (Hurst) Clark. She was a 1933 graduate of Fillmore High School and also graduated from the Indiana Central Business College, Indianapolis...
Jan. 29, 1927-Aug. 10, 2006 (08/10/06)
Stanley Mace Ball, 79, Roachdale, died Thursday at the Waters, Greencastle. Born in Portland Mills, Ind., he was the son of Raymond and Rosie Ellen Rivers Ball. He attended the Deaf School, Indianapolis. He worked at Robbins Book Bindery, Roachdale, and the Sloan St. Cafe, Crawfordsville. He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, Brownsburg...
Dec. 9, 1914-Aug. 9, 2006 (08/10/06)
Joe M. Clabough, 91, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. Born in Tennessee, he was the son of Mark Sylvester and Mary Elizabeth (Henry) Clabough. He was a World War II veteran and was a chef for many years. On Oct. 10, 1961, he married Edna Ellenora Carter. She preceded him in death...
Sept. 12, 1941-July 16, 2006 (08/01/06)
James Shaner, 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died July 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born in Lafayette, he was the son of Barney and Florence Shaner. He attended schools in Greencastle and graduated from Fillmore before later attending Indiana State University...