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Obituaries from September 2006

J. Taylor Rooks (09/15/06)
J. Taylor Rooks, a fixture in the legal and art communities of Baton Rouge for more than 40 years and legal adviser to generations of Baton Rouge families, died at his home in Baton Rouge on May 3 of esophageal cancer. He had been a resident of Highlands since 1988...
Marie K. Melvin (09/15/06)
Marie K. Melvin died May 22 at her home. Born in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie Kreysa. She came to New York in 1939 as a student to see the World's Fair with her brother. When the war broke out in Europe, they were stranded in America...
Ruth "Ms. Rooster" Stuart Parrish (09/15/06)
Ruth "Ms. Rooster" Stuart Parrish, 85, of Franklin, died May 29. A native of Troy, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Washington Stuart and Mamie Gilchrist Stuart. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. She was a career teacher and a former Reading Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia; she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands where she was active in Women's Circle, Seekers Bible Study and Women of the Church. ...
John Koebbe Dec. 11, 1935-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/19/06)
John R. Koebbe, 70, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hos-pital. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of John Joseph and Mary Catherine Koebbe. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was retired from Lear Corp. in Greencastle. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle...
Lenora Kearschner May 21, 1927-Sept. 15, 2006 (09/19/06)
Lenora Lee Acree Kearschner, 79 Brazil, died Friday at Union Hospital. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Walter Maurey, Sr. and Betty Fisher Maurey. She was a 1945 graduate of Brazil High School. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Knightsville and the Shrine in Terre Haute. ...
Caterina Hamilton Sept. 22, 1970-Sept. 11, 2006 (09/19/06)
Caterina Martin Hamilton, 35, formerly of Greencastle, died Sept. 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Hans-Joachim and Heide Ursula (Schmitt) Martin. She had worked at Putnam County Humane Society, F.B. Distro, Swift Trucking, Warren Trucking, Pingleton Trucking and Ragar Trucking...
Marie Woodard Aug 21, 1953-Sept. 14, 2006 (09/19/06)
Marie Woodard, 53, Roachdale, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Clinton, she was the daughter of Don and Thelma (Bright) Clodfelter. She attended Bridgeton and Rockville Schools, and was a leader and assistant leader for the Putnam County 4-H Dog Club for several years. She was a member of the American Border Collie Association and Professional Bull Riders Club...
Jan. 23, 1966-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Richard E. Green, 40, Poland, died Saturday in an auto accident. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of James Dewey Green and Doris (Guy) Delp. He married Susan Ann Merriman on Feb. 12, 1986, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2003. He worked as a trim carpenter...
May 24, 1915-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Frances Martin Harvey, 91, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of Marion E. and Ethel Carver Martin. She married Robert R. Harvey on June 23, 1940. A 1933 graduate of Rockville High School, she received a degree in education from Earlham College in 1937...
Died Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
James R. Koebbe, 70, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
April 6, 1917-Sept. 15, 2006 (09/18/06)
Lucy V. (Hall) Lane, 89, Plainfield, formerly of Greencastle, died on Friday at her residence. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late John and Maude (Pace) Hall. She worked for Duke Energy (PSI) for 30 years. Surviving are a son, Ronald E. Lane; a daughter, Mary Lou Burton; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
Feb. 26, 1936-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Jack A. Mynatt, 70, Greencastle, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Pittsburg, Kan., he was the son of Clifford A. and Catherine Mynatt. He worked at the Hilton and the Crown Plaza Hotels. He was a member of the Van Bibber Lake Lion's Club and the Greencastle Eagles 4388...
Jan. 21, 1984-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Joseph Allen Shoopman, 22, Poland, died Saturday in an auto accident. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Thomas Sigler and Tamara Kay (Shoopman) Shoopman. He worked as a fork lift operator at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Greencastle. Surviving are his mother, Tamara Kay Shoopman and fiance Sid Trimble, Poland; father, Thomas Sigler and fiance Kellie Whited, Mooresville; half-brother, Chance Hart Trimble, Poland; and maternal grandmother, Josephine Irene Stephens, Indianapolis...
Jan. 5, 1983-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Thomas Dewayne Shoopman, 23, Poland, died Saturday in an auto accident. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Thomas Sigler and Tamara Kay (Shoopman) Shoopman. He was a handyman. Surviving are mother, Tamara Kay Shoopman and fiancˇ Sid Trimble, Poland; father, Thomas Sigler and fiancˇ Kellie Whited, Mooresville; son, Thomas D. Shoopman, Jr.; half-brother, Chance Hart Trimble, Poland; and maternal grandmother, Josephine Irene Stephens, Indianapolis...
Dec. 29, 1980-Sept. 16, 2006 (09/18/06)
Floyd Allen Zook, Jr., 25, Poland, died Saturday in an auto accident. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Floyd Allen Zook, Sr. and Vicky L. (Blankenship) Hamilton. He worked as a painter. Surviving are his mother, Vicky L. Hamilton and husband Mike, Poland; father, Floyd Allen Zook Sr., Indianapolis; brothers Joshua Blankenship and James Blankenship, both of Poland; step-sisters, Chris-tina Zook, Indianapolis, Tasha Zook, Indianapolis, and Ashley Hamilton, Poland; a step-brother, Chuck Jones, Indianapolis; and fiancˇ, Tove J. ...
March 24, 1930-Sept. 14, 2006 (09/20/06)
Henry J. Kruse Sr., 76, Greencastle, formerly of Itasca, Ill., died Thursday at the Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Elmwood Park, Ill., he was raised in the Chicagoland area. He served on the Destroyer Tender USS Yellowstone in the US Navy until is honorable discharge in 1954. He received a degree in electrical engineering from Devry Technical Institute in Chicago in 1956...
Robert J. Berry (09/20/06)
Robert J. Berry, 57, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. A full obituary will be printed in Friday's BannerGraphic.
June 11, 1967-Sept. 27, 2006 (09/29/06)
Marian Tina Lee, 39, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Shelbyville, Ky., she was the daughter of Marion Lee and Mary Dixie. Survivors include daughters Angel and Tiana Lee, both of Greencastle; brothers Vincent Dixie and wife Nadine, Greencastle, and Victor Lee, Terre Haute; sisters Frankie Robertson, New Castle, Ky., Linda Lee and April Lee, both of Greencastle...
Elizabeth Ensign (09/28/06)
A memorial service is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Asbury Towers for Elizabeth Ensign, 104, Greencastle, who died Friday evening. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of George E. and Jennie (Spangler) Ensign. A graduate of New Ross High School, she attended DePauw University and Central Business College. ...
May 7, 1959-Sept. 26, 2006 (09/28/06)
Carla Gene Schwab, 47, Greencastle, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Marion, she was the daughter of Carlos Eugene and Dorothea (Wilson) Goodwin. She married Gregory L. Schwab Sept. 19, 1977, and he survives. A 1977 graduate of Marion High School, she was employed in the publications department at DePauw University for eight years...
Nov. 8, 1944-Sept. 26, 2006 (09/27/06)
Bill Foster, 61, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of William Roy and Esta Glee (Dorsett) Foster. He was a plumber and farmer, and a former EMT for Operation Life ambulance. He was a member of Somerset Christian Church and Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Dept...
Carla Schwab (09/27/06)
Carla Schwab, 47, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pendings at Hopkins-Rector, Greencastle.
Bill Foster (09/26/06)
Bill Foster, 61, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Oct. 27, 1947-Sept. 24, 2006 (09/26/06)
Lloyd Henry Bumgardner, 58, Greencastle, died Sunday evening at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Shopville, Ky., he was the son of Joseph and Ida (Bullock) Bumgardner. He was a 1967 graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a truck driver for National Express, he had previously worked at Oxford Automotive in tool and die. ...
March 30, 1902-Sept. 22, 2006 (09/25/06)
Elizabeth Ensign, 104, Greencastle, died Friday evening at Asbury Towers. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of George E. and Jennie (Spangler) Ensign. A graduate of New Ross High School, she attended DePauw University and Central Business College. ...
Feb. 11, 1975-Sept. 24, 2006 (09/25/06)
Brandy R. Moore, 31, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Marc and Cheryl "Sherry" (Lambert) Moore. A 1996 graduate of Cloverdale High School, she attended Ivy Tech. She was a member of Greencastle Christian Church, and had participated yearly in Special Olympics and Putnam County 4-H. She was employed by Putnam County Comprehensive Services...
June 16, 2006-Sept. 22, 2006 (09/25/06)
Keera Winter Snoddy, 3-month-old daughter of Wade Alan Snoddy and Jennifer Rebecca Brown Snoddy, Brazil, died at 7:44 p.m. Friday at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. She was born in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Charles and Peggy Brown of Brazil, Barbara Snoddy, Robert Carli, Clinton, and Dennis and Susan Snoddy, Clinton; two great-grandmothers, Helen Beard Garrigus, Rockville, and Eileen Dunn, Brazil; one great-grandfather, Fred Brown, Brazil; and other extended family members.. ...
Nov. 7, 1964-Sept. 22, 2006 (09/25/06)
Tracy Luan Crowe, 41, Greencastle, died Friday in a traffic accident on U.S. 231 near New Market. Born at Greencastle, she was the daughter of Thomas Bowles and Sandra Ingram. She had last worked as a welder at Oxford Auto-motive for five years. She had previously worked at Shenandoah in Greencastle, and Mid-State Wire in Crawfordsville...
Lloyd Bumgardner (09/25/06)
Lloyd Henry Bumgard-ner, 58, Fillmore, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 14, 1919-Sept. 18, 2006 (09/23/06)
Mary Kathleen Galloway, 86, Tucson, Ariz., died Monday. Born in Stronghurst, Ill., she was the daughter of Albert and Flo Myers. She had worked as a cook at many restaurants and for IBM Corp., and was the pie baker for Howard's Orchard in Catalina, Ariz. She moved to Arizona from Indiana 31 years ago...
July 16, 1949-Sept. 19, 2006 (09/22/06)
Robert J. Berry, 57, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Born at Franklin, he was the son of Robert J. Berry Sr. and Esther M. (Miller) Berry. A 1967 graduate of Franklin High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in art and history from Ball State University, and a master's degree from DePauw University...
Died Sept. 28, 2006 (09/29/06)
Marian Tina Lee, 37, Greencastle, died early Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Marie Woodard (09/15/06)
Marie Woodard, 53, Roachdale, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Arrangements are pending at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville.
May 29, 1921-Sept. 8, 2006 (09/11/06)
Richard Smith, 85, Cambridge, Ohio, died Friday at his residence. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Denver K. and Clarice M. (Deeren) Smith. He was a retired Assembly of God minister after 25 years of service and attended Faith United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, and a graduate of Cambridge High School and Mt. Vernon Bible College. He was a U.S. Army veteran with five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart...
Oct. 12, 1927-Sept. 9, 2006 (09/11/06)
Waneta Jane Whitlock, 78, Greencastle, died Saturday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Jessie and Icy (Asher) Smith. She married Raymond D. Whitlock on July 20, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1990. She was a homemaker and member of Hanna Street Baptist Church, Greencastle, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Groveland. She attended Greencastle High School...
Jan. 17, 1932-Sept. 9, 2006 (09/11/06)
Lillie Belle Williams, 74, New Market, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Science Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of Thomas Baugh and Myrtle Anderson Baugh Brown. She attended Science Hill Schools and married Oscar Williams on Oct. 28, 1957. He survives...
March 7, 1920-Sept. 7, 2006 (09/11/06)
Kathryn Polk Johnsen, 86, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, died Thursday. She was born in Houston, Texas. She was a graduate of Oklahoma University and earned a doctorate degree in sociology from Purdue University. She had been a professor at Purdue for 25 years, retiring in 1985...
July 7, 1927-Sept. 7, 2006 (09/09/06)
Robert "Bob" G. Snelling, 79, Waynetown, died Thursday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born in Illinois, he was the son of Elmore and Mertie (Sperlin) Snelling. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he attended Waynetown High School and was a member of the American Legion in Wayne-town and Waynetown United Methodist Church. He formerly owned and operated Snelling Auto Service for 25 years, nd worked as the sextant of the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery for 10 years...
March 15, 1956-Sept. 3, 2006 (09/07/06)
Rande B. Holton, 50, Noblesville, died Sunday at his residence. He was the son of Bud L. Holton and Bonita J. Williams. A 1974 graduate of South Putnam High School, he had attended DePauw University and Indiana University. He was a systems manager at DePauw and then worked at EDS Electronics for 19 years as a computer software engineer...
Feb. 29, 1920-Aug. 18, 2006 (09/07/06)
Walter Treash, 86, Imlay City, Mich., died Aug. 18 after an extended illness. Born in Pontiac, Ill., he was the son of George and Lou Ella (Neal) Treash. He had grown up in the Brazil area, and moved to Michigan in 1944. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been an auto mechanic and was owner of Winn and Walt's Service in Detroit. He was a member of VFW...
John Clodfelter (09/07/06)
John Clodfelter, 55, Indianapolis, died Sunday at his residence. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at Hebron Cemetery, Russellville. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, Indianapolis. Leppert Mortuary is handling arrangements...
March 15, 1956-Sept. 3, 2006 (09/06/06)
Rande B. Holton, 50, Noblesville, died Sunday at his residence. He was the son of Bud L. Horton and Bonita J. Williams. A 1974 graduate of South Putnam High School, he had attended DePauw University and Indiana University. He was a systems manager at DePauw and then worked at EDS Electronics for 19 years as a computer software engineer...
Jan. 29, 1925-Sept. 2, 2006 (09/05/06)
Ezra V. McMains, 81, Greencastle, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Alfred E. McMains and Olive Cleo Rollings. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran and also served in the Korean War...
George Lanham (09/01/06)
George Lanham, 20, Bainbridge, died Friday morning at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Melba Robinson (09/01/06)
Melba Robinson, 88, Spencer, died Thursday at Residence McCormick's Creek Nursing Home, Spencer. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
March 23, 1986-Sept. 1, 2006 (09/01/06)
Everett George Lanham III, 20, Bainbridge, died Friday morning at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Michael E. and Susan K. (Boswell) Lanham, both of Bainbridge. He was a 2005 North Putnam High School graduate with honors. Survivors include his parents; sisters Pamela S. ...
April 30, 1922-Sept. 8, 2006 (09/11/06)
George R. Fox, 84, Reelsville, died Friday at his residence. Born in DesMoines, Iowa, he was the son of Joseph and Stella (Roden) Fox. He had been a farmer in the Reelsville area for man years. Surviving are his wife Nellie; six children, 20 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren...
May 10, 1971-Sept. 9, 2006 (09/11/06)
Paul Anthony Cruz, 35, Indianapolis, died Saturday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, as the result of an automobile accident. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Anthony and Marian (Jeffers) Cruz. He was a 1989 graduate of North Putnam High School...
May 7, 1957-Sept. 11, 2006 (09/15/06)
Dale Keith Williams, 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Douglas "Doug" K. Bullerdick, 49, Indianapolis, died Monday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Kenneth I. and Rosemary (Parrish) Bullerdick. A 1975 graduate of Greencastle High School, he received a degree from ITT. He was a quality control supervisor with Kroger Corp. at the Shelbyville corporate office for 30 years...
June 17, 1923-Sept. 13, in Greencastle. (09/15/06)
Madeline Madge Crosbie, 83, Greencastle, died Wednesday. Born in Mattoon, Ill., she was the daughter of Garza and Hazel Baldwin. She grew up in Vincennes. She attended Indiana University, studying to be a medical technician. She had worked at Eastside Pediatric Center in Indianapolis for several years, and had served as director of the Altar Guild at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis...
May 7, 1943-Sept. 12, 2006 (09/15/06)
Dale Keith Williams, 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Ernest and Lela (Phillips) Williams. He had served in the National Guard and was a member of Moose Lodge 1592 and Eagles Lodge 4388. Surviving are his wife, Karen Williams; son Dale Kary Williams and wife Brandie; daughter Kimberly Patrick; three sisters, Garnett Gorham, Peggy Phillips and Diane McClure and husband Bill; brothers Max Williams and wife Helen and Ray Williams and wife Lillian; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.. ...
Aug. 26, 1915-Sept. 14, 2006 (09/15/06)
Neoma A. "Jum" Harney, 91, Greencastle, died Thursday at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of Asa S. and Cora Elizabeth (Bowman) Burkett. She married Jesse L. Harney on Oct. 8, 1931, in Greencastle. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1977...
Jan. 20, 1919-Sept. 15, 2006 (09/15/06)
Marjorie "Marj" Black Ellis, 87, Zionsville, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospice. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Edwin and Estelle (Gifford) Black. She married Gerald "Jerry" Ellis, and he survives. A 1937 graduate of Greencastle High School, she worked 18 years as a secretary and office manager for Indiana Insurance Company before leaving to assist her husband with his insurance career. She graduated from Indiana Business College...
Notice -- Sept. 13, 2006 (09/14/06)
Doug Bullerdick, 49, Indianapolis, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greeencastle.
Notice -- Sept. 13, 2006 (09/14/06)
Sharon (Carrier) Shaw, 55, Greencastle, died Tues-day at St. Vincent Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Feb. 15, 1930-Sept. 8, 2006 (09/14/06)
Helen L. McGraw-Kendall, 76, Niles, Mich., died Friday at her residence. Born at Greencastle, she was the daughter of Thomas and Hazel Gorham. She had resided in Niles, Mich., for 50 years, moving from Greencastle. She was a member of Church of God Full Gospel and Moose Lodge 413...
Sept. 8, 1909-Sept. 6, 2006 (09/14/06)
Thelma B. Liechty, 97, Clay City, died Sept. 6 at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of John and Clara (Krieble) Weatherwax. A 1927 graduate of Clay City High School, she was a member of Beech United Methodist Church as a young woman and New Hope Baptist Church for the rest of her life...
May 7, 1957-Sept. 11, 2006 (09/14/06)
Douglas K. Bullerdick, 49, Indianapolis, died Monday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Kenneth I. and Rosemary (Parrish) Bullerdick. A 1975 graduate of Greencastle High School, he received a degree from ITT. He was a quality control supervisor with Kroger Corp. at the Shelbyville corporate office for 30 years...
May 21, 1951-Sept. 12, 2006 (09/14/06)
Sharon L. Shaw, 55, Greencastle, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Robert Barrett and Georgia Anna (Bales) Carrier. She was employed in the food service department at DePauw University. She married Allan E. Shaw in October 1977. He survives...
May 7, 1943-Sept. 12, 2006 (09/14/06)
Dale Keith Williams, 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, he had served in the National Guard and was a member of Moose Lodge 1592 and Eagles Lodge 4388. Surviving are his wife, Karen Williams; son Dale Kary Williams and wife Brandie; daughter Kimberly Patrick; three sisters, Garnett Gorham, Peggy Phillips and Diane McClure and husband Bill; brothers Max Williams and wife Helen and Ray Williams and wife Lillian; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.. ...
Sept. 1, 1928-Sept. 10, 2006 (09/12/06)
Betty J. Gibbens, 78, Brazil, died Sunday at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility, Brazil. She was born in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Cornwell) Tabor. She attended Brazil High School and was a member of the Center Point United Methodist Church, a Stanley Home Products distributor, a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was the past president of the VFW Post 1127 Ladies Auxiliary...
Oct. 13, 1917-Aug. 31, 2006 (09/01/06)
Melba M. Robinson, 88, Spencer, died Thursday at the Residence at McCormick's Creek, Spencer. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ralph O. and Laura (Richie) Mundy. She married Howard P. Robinson. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ...