Obituaries from October 2006
Sherry F. Rowe
June 23, 1950-Oct. 29, 2006 Sherry Faith Rowe, 56, Fishers, died Sundy at St. Vincent Hospice. Born in Marion County, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Dorothy M. Miller A 1969 graduate of Arlington High School, she was a member of Fillmore Methodist Church and had worked as a shipping and receiving manager at Integral Technical in Indianapolis...
Jerry L. Cox
March 15, 1935-Oct. 25, 2006 Jerry L. Cox, 71, Greencastle, died Wednesday morning at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born in Huntingburg, he was the son of Tonny Walker and Frances Louise (Schmeltkope) Cox. He attended Greencastle High School and served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He also worked 20 years at the Plainfield Correctional Facility, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1592, VFW, American Legion, Eagles Lodge, and Elks Lodge, all in Greencastle...
Voris A. Etcheson
July 20, 1918-Oct. 25, 2006 Voris A. Etcheson, 88, Crawfordsville, formerly of Bainbridge, died Wednesday at Williamsburg Healthcare, Crawfordsville. Born in Bainbridge, he was the son of Clarence Lee and Zella Marie (Anderson) Etcheson. A 1937 graduate of Bainbridge High School, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from February 1942 to September 1945 as a sergeant...
Delight E. Lee
Nov. 11, 1909-Oct. 23, 2006 Delight E. Lee, 97, Greencastle, formerly of Blackford County, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. She was the daughter of Willard B. and Ola A. (Brotherton) Ely. She was a past member of the Church of God and Royal Blue Club, both of Blackford County, and was a member of Montpelier Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star...
William A. Love
March 21, 1921-Oct. 23, 2006 William A. Love, 85, Greencastle, died Monday at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Frank A. and Effie (Freeman) Love. He was a retired semi driver for Anderson Motor Freight and O.K. Frieght Co., retiring in 1991 after 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy Air Force veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Ameircan Legion...
Crystal Hutcheson Willoughby
Crystal Hutcheson Willoughby, 90, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Mill Pond Health Campus.
Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt.
Walter H. Fischer
Oct. 21, 1913-Oct. 26, 2006 Walter H. Fischer, 93, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Lincoln, Mo., he was the son of Ernest and Rosina (Sommerer) Fischer. He married Mary Josephine Coffelt on April 3, 1943. She preceded him in death on June 21, 2003...
Thomas Guy Mullenix
March 4, 1929-Oct. 27, 2006 Thomas Guy Mullenix, 77, Carbon, died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Clay County, he was the son of Ross "Jack" Mullenix and Ella Dalton Harris Mullenix. He attended Van Buren High School before entering the U.S. ...
Dec. 12, 1922-Oct. 21, 2006
Edward Hawes Beswick, 83, Cloverdale, formerly of Plainfield, died Saturday. Born in Columbus, he was the owner and barber of Ed's Barber Shop in Indianapolis on Michigan Road from 1950-68, on West 30th Street from 1968-76, and on East Street in Plainfield from 1976-2006. His career spanned 70 years...
April 24, 1934-Oct. 22, 2006
Donna Lee Middleton, 72, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Merrill, Mich., she was the daughter of John Franklin and Bertha Irene (Bish) Herbage. She was a member of New Hope Fellowship. She married Ross T. Middleton on Nov. 4, 1950. He died Aug. 30, 2001...
Died Oct. 22, 2006
Elmer "Bob" Spencer, 87, Greencastle, died Sunday at his residence at Asbury Towers.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
John Robert Bemis Jr.
April 19, 1963-Oct. 21, 2006 John Robert Bemis Jr., 43 Harmony, died Saturday at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis following a motor vehicle accident in Harmony. Born in Brazil, he was the son of John and Ola Pearl (Morgan) Bemis. Following graduation from high school he worked in landscaping. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge and a member of the VanBibber Volunteer Fire Dept...
Elmer 'Bob' Spencer
May 13, 1919-Oct. 22, 2006 Elmer "Bob" Spencer, 87, Greencastle, died Sunday at his residence at Asbury Towers. Born in Mooresville, he was the son of Henry and Henrietta (Shortridge) Spencer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre, and was the first Indiana soldier captured in the war at Casablanca in North Africa in 1943. ...
Elizabeth B. Livingston
Oct. 27, 1926-Oct. 24, 2006 Elizabeth B. Livingston, 79, Greencastle, died Tuesday at her home. Born in Winchester, she was the daughter of Robert and Jaunita (Hardman) Buckingham. She attended Howe High School in Indianapo-lis, and graduated in 1948 from DePauw University, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She lived in Cincinnati for many yeas and was active as a volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was a member of Tri Kappa and several other organizations...
June 8, 1914-Oct. 17, 2006
Wilma Lee Hine, 92, Eminence, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Addison Clay and Ethel Effie (Cummins) Clarkston. A homemaker, she was a member of Eminence Christian Church. She married Scott Cecil Hine on Jan. 25, 1934. He died Dec. 29, 1988...
Nov. 7, 1932-Oct. 12, 2006
Richard L. Stuart, 73, Fillmore, died Thursday. Born at Indianapolis, he was the son of Sammuel and Fay (McCullough) Stuart. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served from 1950-53. He was a self-employed landscaper and carpenter. He had been married for 44 years to Evelyn Nichols Stuart. She survives...
Jan. 13, 1948-Oct. 17, 2006
Della J. Spiker, 58, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in McCreary, Ky., she was the daughter of Robert E. and Nellie (Wilson) Troxell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle. She married Joe Jimmy Spiker on Oct. 10, 1968. He died May 15, 1991...
Nov. 17, 1923-Oct. 19, 2006
Morris G. "Red" Boyce, 82, formerly of Poland and Brazil, died Thursday at The Waters of Greencastle where he had lived since January. Born in Center Point, he was the son of Raymond and Edith Youngblood Boyce. He began working as a mechanic at the former Jap Turner Garage in Brazil in 1943 and left in 1945 to become a coal miner for Big Bend Coal for seven years. From 1952-88, he was a dragline oiler for the AMAX mine south of Staunton before retiring...
July 5, 1926-Oct. 18, 2006
Eleanor J. Moore, 80, formerly of Greencastle, died at her daughter's residence in Rosedale on Wednesday. Born in Bellmore, she was the daughter of Clarence J. and Hazel M. (Martin) Knauer. She was a graduate of Bellmore High School. She was a homemaker and worked at Putnam County Hospital...
Died Oct. 19, 2006
Gerald Hartman, 94, Avon, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday afternoon at Heartland Healthcare at Prestwick, Avon. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Sept. 20, 1918-Oct. 6, 2006
Evelyn S. Spencer, 88, Greencastle, died Friday at her residence at Asbury Towers. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of David Thomas and Ruth Irene (Lawson) Shuck. She was a 1938 graduate of Greencastle High School, and had worked at the Farm Bureau Co-op in Greencastle as a bookkeeper for 15 years. She also worked as a secretary at the Putnam County Board of Health for 25 years, retiring in September 1985. She was a member of Friends of the Library, BPW and Greencastle Alumni Association...
Sept. 30, 1912-Oct. 14, 2006
Charlotte Martha Muenster, 94, formerly of Clay County, died early Saturday at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (Meyer) Fischer. A 1931 graduate of Bowling Green High School, she was a 1933 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College and received her bachelor's degree from ISU in 1960 and a master's degree in 1967. ...
Jan. 26, 1930-Oct. 12, 2006
Services will be at noon Wednesday for Betty L. Sherrill, 76, Crawfordsville, who died Thursday at her residence. Born in Kansas City, Kan., she was the daughter of George B. and Mary C. (Phelps) Pyle. She had owned the Sherrill's Family Store in Roachdale, and had previously been a secretary. She was a 1948 graduate of Shawnee Mission High School in Merriam, Kan., and was a member of American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary. She did volunteer work at The Lake of the Ozarks...
April 20, 1922-Oct. 10, 2006
Margaret Easton Nickels Walton, 84, Avon, died Tuesday evening at Danville. Born in Clayton, she was the daughter of William Elmer and Nellie R. (Thompson) Easton. She was a homemaker and a member of Hazelwood Baptist Church and Brownsburg Christian Church...
Feb. 21, 1939-Oct. 10, 2006
Paul T. "Tom" Hodges, 67, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Sumner County, Tenn., he was the son of Clarence Bethel and Margaret Eugenia (Pryor) Hodges. He married Lula Gaye (Christian) Hodges Oct. 7, 1956, and she survives. He was a water proofer and a member of Coatesville Primitive Baptist Church...
Aug. 30, 1922-Oct. 9, 2006
Garland 'John' W. Rasdall, 84, Trafalgar, died Monday at Franklin Meadows, Franklin. Born in Warren County, Ky., he was the son of the late James G. and Bette A. (Easton) Rasdall. He was a 1941 graduate of Center Grove High School. He was a farmer in Marion and Johnson counties from 1941-99. ...
June 18, 1980-Oct. 5, 2006
Gina Lee Smelcer, 26, Greencastle, died Thursday as the result of an automobile accident in Lawrence-ville, Ill. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Floyd and Gloria (Cox) Pelfrey. She married Richard Lynn Smelcer on Aug. 26, 2006, and he also died Thursday in the auto accident...
Oct. 13, 1921-Oct. 4, 2006
Gladys Ferrell, 84, Quincy, died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Dubois County, she was the daughter of John and Goldie (Comstock) Voelkel. She married Elmer Glenn Ferrell. He preceeded her in death on April 19, 1999. A homemaker, she was a 50-year member of the O.E.S. No. 369, Cloverdale...
Died Oct. 5, 2006
Gina Lee Pelfrey-Smelcer, 25, and her husband, Richard Lynn Smelcer, 33, both of Greencastle, died Thursday in a car accident in Illinois. Arrangements for Gina Smelcer are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. Arrangements for Richard Smelcer, formerly of Marshall, Ill., are being handled in Illinois...
Died Oct. 4, 2006
Gladys Ferrell, 84, Quincy, died Wednesday at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
March 18, 1912-Oct. 3, 2006
Grace M. Goodman, 94, Bainbridge, died Tuesday at her residence. Born at Bainbridge, she was the daughter of Edward Reeves and Nellie Lane Reeves. She was a homemaker and member of Bainbridge Methodist Church. She married Dale Goodman on July 1, 1933 at Greencastle. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2005...
Nov. 20, 1988-Oct. 5, 2006
James Roger Lackey, 17, Clackamas, Ore., died Thursday at Oregon Health Science University Hospital in Portland, Ore., from severe head trauma received in an accident. He had attended North Putnam Middle and High School. While at the middle school, he was on the football team...
April 30, 1919-Oct. 13, 2006
Phillip O. Evans, 87, Coatesville, died Friday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Floyd Township, he was the son of Jesse and Rose (Zeiner) Evans. He was a farmer and a member of Bethel Baptist Church and Stephens Coon Hunters Association. He attended No. 7 Grade School in Putnam County and was a 1937 graduate of Fillmore High School...
March 15, 1918-Oct. 13, 2006
Frederick A. Danforth Sr., 88, Reelsville, died Friday at Harborside Healthcare, Terre Haute. Born in St. Andrews, he was the son of the late George and Luella (Raiford) Danforth. He married Esther M. (Moyd) Danforth on May 27, 1945, and she survives...
Oct. 27, 1942-Oct. 16, 2006
Walter D. Martin, 63, Logansport, died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Logansport. Born in London, Ky., he was the son of Walter E. and Maggie (Brock) Martin. He was a retired janitor. Surviving are a sister, Hazel Malayer, Roachdale; two brothers, Orville Martin, Ladoga, and Carl Martin, Danville; and several nieces and nephews...
April 24, 1927-Oct. 15, 200
Barbara Jane Swaim Hardesty, 79, Rockville, died Sunday at her residence. Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of Earl and Nellie (Testing) Swaim. A graduate of Rockville High School, she was former Raccoon Township trustee, active in the Parke County Community Foundation, the Bridgeton Community and in restoring the Bridgeton Bridge...
March 3, 1912-Oct. 15, 2006
Bernice Hawkins, 94, West Lafayette, died Sunday at Westminster Village. Born in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Ellsworth and Ida C. (Johnson) Stover. She graduated from Wea High School and from Purdue University in 1934. She taught at Oakland Elementary School in Lafayette from 1936-40...
Wilma L. Hine
Wilma L. Hine, 92, Eminence, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
April 20, 1936-Oct. 14, 2006
Bob Carlisle, 70, Cloverdale, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Dugger, he was the son of John Robert and Imo Elizabeth (Hale) Carlisle. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Cloverdale Community Baptist Church. He married Rebecca Cox on Nov. 17, 1979. She survives...
Jan. 26, 1930-Oct. 12, 2006
Betty L. Sherrill, 76, Crawfordsville, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Kansas City, Kan., she was the daughter of George B. and Mary C. (Phelps) Pyle. She had owned the Sherrill's Family Store in Roachdale, and had previously been a secretary. She was a 1948 graduate of Shawnee Mission High School in Merriam, Kan., and was a member of American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary. She did volunteer work at The Lake of the Ozarks...
Oct. 23, 1916-Oct. 12, 2006
Marjorie H. Ames Wallace, 89, Brazil, died Thursday at Holly Hills Health Care Center. Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of Ray and Lou (Crafton) Ames. A homemaker, she was a member of Rebekah Lodge of Brazil, First Christian Church, and volunteered at the Clay County Hospital...
March 12, 1936-Oct. 1, 2006
William Hughes, 70, Roachdale, passed away at his residence Sunday. Born at Pittsboro, he was the son of William Acy Hughes and Lillian Maude Hooser Hughes. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1954 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked as a deliveryman for Meadow Gold Dairy for 22 years and later worked for Indiana State Highway Dept...