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Obituaries from February 2007

Dorn Boyd Wisehart (02/28/07)
March 17, 1925-Feb. 26, 2007 Dorn Boyd Wisehart, 81, Stilesville, died Monday after a long illness. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Verl and Helen (Boyd) Wisehart. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy with the Underwater Demolition Team, a precursor to the Navy SEALS. He also was a electronics technician and manager for Van Ausdall and Farrar, retiring in 1988, and a member of the Stilesville Baptist Church...
Rhonda Sue Hager (02/26/07)
Aug. 11, 1958-Feb. 23, 2007 Rhonda Sue "Susie" Hager, 48, Indianapolis, died Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born at Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul A. and Mary K. (Robbins) Bollman. She had been a cook at Ruby and Judy's Old Farm Restaurant in Danville. She was a member of Lynhurst Baptist Church and attended New Life Assembly, both in Indianapolis...
Ada Magee Hale (02/24/07)
Oct. 9, 1907-Feb. 22, 2007 Ada Magee Hale, 99, Greencastle, died Wednesday in Greencastle. Born near Lick Fork Creek in Laurel County, Ky., she was the daughter of Austin and Hannah Alice (Cornett) Magee. A 1929 graduate of Sue Bennett Junior College in London, Ky., she attended Indiana Central College in Indianapolis and earned a degree at Eastern Kentucky University. ...
Frances L. Tilley (02/23/07)
Oct. 1, 1923-Feb. 20, 2007 Frances L. Tilley, 83, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Guy and Lola (Gardner) Tilley. She worked in food services at DePauw University until her retirement in 1986. She had previously worked at several area restaurants and the Angewell Curtain Factory...
Marvin D. Arnold (02/23/07)
Aug. 13, 1936-Feb. 22, 2007 Marvin D. Arnold, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday at Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home, Greencastle. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Lloyd F. and Jenanetta (Gasaway) Arnold. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp...
Mark Lee Bass (02/22/07)
Aug. 14, 1953-Feb. 20, 2007 Mark Lee Bass, 53, Brazil died Tuesday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born in Brazil, he was the son of Theodore Mark Bass, Jr. and Iris "Jean" Hyde Bass. He graduated in 1972 from Brazil High School, and had worked for Romas Farms, Tech Corp., CBS, and was supervisor of the workshop at the Clay County Learning Center for more than 19 years. ...
Floyd C. Troth (02/21/07)
Sept. 2, 1917-Feb. 19, 2007 Floyd C. Troth, 89, Lebanon, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. Born in Boone County, he was the son of Estal E. and Esther (Willoughby) Troth. He was a teacher for Advance High School, and was a teacher and principal at Speedway High School for more than 36 years. ...
Mary Agnes Benefiel (02/21/07)
Dec. 19, 1910-Feb. 18, 2007 Mary Agnes Benefiel, 96, Greencastle, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Rush County, she was the daughter of Michael and Leona (Kuntz) Coyne. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle, and worked for many years at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Greencastle...
Kylie Mae Krouse (02/20/07)
Dec. 11, 2005-Feb. 14, 2007 Kylie Mae Krouse, 14 months, Greencastle, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Private services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God, Greencastle, with Pastor Troy Trout officiating...
Mary Agnes Benefiel (02/20/07)
Dec. 19, 1920-Feb. 18, 2007 Mary Agnes Benefiel, 96, Greencastle, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Rush County, she was the daughter of Michael and Leona (Kuntz) Coyne. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greencastle, and worked for many years at Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Greencastle...
Donald George Phillips (02/19/07)
Oct. 27, 1941-Feb. 13, 2007 Donald George Phillips, 65, Coalton, W.Va., died Tuesday at the Ruby Memorial Hospital. Born at Coalton, he was the son of Russell and Reta Margaret (Broschart) Phillips. He was a self-employed logger, and was a Methodist by Faith...
Ruby M. Branneman Lopossa (02/19/07)
June 23, 1916-Feb. 17, 2007 Ruby M. Branneman Lopossa, 90, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of James B. and Ethel (Truesdel) Scott. She attended Eminence High School, and was former owner of Silver Bell Antique's, Cloverdale. She was a member of Cloverdale Church of Christ and the Dine and Chat Club...
Mae F. Gilly (02/19/07)
June 12, 1928-Feb. 17, 2007 Mae F. Gilly, 78, Eminence, died Saturday at Community Hospital East, Indianapolis. Born in Jackson, Ky., she was the daughter of Caleb and Eva (Cisco) Dunn. She was a homemaker. She married Carl Gilley on Jan. 21, 1950. He survives...
Frances Margaret Roe (02/26/07)
March 12, 1925-Feb. 22, 2007 Frances Margaret Roe, 81, Parkersburg, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Bedford, she was the daughter of Oble and Mamie (Walls) Hutchison. A 1944 graduate of New Market High School, she attended Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene. She retired from Mahan's Greenhouse in Raccoon after 5 years, and was active with the Blinky Patrol...
Meriah L. Spackman (02/26/07)
Nov. 1, 2006-Feb. 23, 2007 Meriah L. Spackman, 4 months, Greencastle, died Friday at Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Jessica Spackman and Josh Griffin. Also surviving are grandparents Jerry and Kim Spackman, Greencastle, Terri Griffin and Randy, Griffin, both of Indianapolis, and Susan and Tom Scibetta, Georgia...
Willis E. Tharp (02/26/07)
Aug. 4, 1926-Feb. 23, 2007 Willis E. Tharp, 80, Greencastle, died Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Earl and Hurtha (Terry) Tharp. A U.S. Army veteran, he was had been employed at General Motors Allison Division in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Greencastle Lion's Club and a life member of VFW...
Doris A. Tongret (02/28/07)
Oct. 25, 1923-Feb. 25, 2007 Doris A. Tongret, 83, Augusta, Ky., formerly of Coatesville, died Feb. 25 at the Maysville Kentucky Nursing facility. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Minter. She was a member of the Canaan Community Church and attended Fillmore High School...
Phillip A. Noland (02/28/07)
Phillip A. Noland, 51, Greencastle, died Monday at Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Ralph V. Martin (02/28/07)
Jan. 29, 1933-Feb. 27, 2007 Ralph V. Martin, 74, Reelsville, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born in Parke County, he was the son of Hobert E. and Laura Viola (May) Martin. He attended Bridgeton Schools in Parke County. He was an United States Army veteran having served in the Medical Corp. from 1953-1955. He also worked in maintenance repair with Lonestar Industries for 41 years, retiring in 1992...
Katherine "Katie" Kelly (02/28/07)
Feb. 12, 1914-Feb. 27, 2007 Katherine "Katie" Kelly, 93, Russellville, died Tuesday at her residence. Born at Russellville, she was the daughter of Eugene and Lula (Hester) Grimes. A 1931 graduate of Russellville High School, she had been employed as a cook at Morton Sale Barn and was also an Avon dealer for several years. She was a member of Russellville Community Church, Ladies Aid, and Russellville Booster Club...
John R. Hazlett (02/28/07)
Dec. 2, 1942-Feb. 27, 2007 John R. Hazlett, 64, Russellville, died Tuesday at his residence. Born at Nashville, Tenn., he was the son of Donald and Flora Lee (Ramsey) Hazlett. A 1960 graduate of Russellville High School, and a 1968 graduate of Indiana State University, he earned a master's degree from ISU in 1972. He had taught wood and metal shop at Crawfordsville High School for many years...
Wayne C. Geabes (02/28/07)
Dec. 25, 1925-Feb. 26, 2007 Wayne C. Geabes, 81, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday at Hospice house in Cape Coral, Fla. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Arthur M. and Helen (Ash) Gaeves. A 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as owner of Putnam Motors in 1987 after beginning that career in 1949 as a salesman...
Connie C. Cooprider (02/28/07)
Nov. 4, 1921-Feb. 27, 2007 Connie C. Cooprider, 85, Greencastle, died Tuesay evening at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Adolphus O. and Edna (Phipps) Cooprider. Surviving are a niece, Wanda Lantrip and husband Randy, Coatesville; and two great-nephews...
John Douglas Coffin (02/28/07)
May 1, 1952-Feb. 25, 2007 John Douglas Coffin, 54, Crawfordsville, died Sun-day at his aunt's residence at Ladoga after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Norfolk, Va, he was the son of Robert and Goldie (Miller) Coffin. He graduated from Ladoga High School in 1970, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970-74 in Dover, Del., then served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-90. He retired in 1990, then worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Crawfordsville...
Dorn B. Wisehart (02/27/07)
Dorn B. Wisehart, 81, Stilesville, died Monday at The Waters of Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Doris A. Tongret (02/27/07)
Oct. 25, 1923-Feb. 25, 2007 Doris A. Tongret, 83, Augusta, Ky., formerly of Coatesville, died Feb. 25 at the Maysville Kentucky Nusing facility. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Minter. She was a member of the Canaan Community Church and attended Fillmore High School...
John Saylor (02/27/07)
July 31, 1952-Feb. 22, 2007 John Saylor, 54, Indianapolis, died Thursday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Lois and Cecil Saylor. He is survived by daughters Chasity V. Ash, Jessica Saylor Whitt, LaDonna Saylor and Addie Bell Saylor; sons James Ash, Wayne Ash and Charles Saylor; brothers Gene Saylor and Donald Lee Saylor; sisters Shirley Davis and Rose Marie Shaw; and three grandchildren...
John Douglas Coffin (02/27/07)
May 1, 1952-Feb. 25, 2007 John Douglas Coffin, 54, Crawfordsville, died Sunday at his aunt's residence at Ladoga after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Norfolk, Va, he was the son of Robert and Goldie (Miller) Coffin. He graduated from Ladoga High School in 1970, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970-74 in Dover, Del., then served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-90. He retired in 1990, then worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Crawfordsville...
Robert Herman Bonness (02/17/07)
July 9, 1933-Feb. 15, 2007 Robert Herman Bonness, 73, Gosport, died Thursday in Greencastle. Born in Lasalle, Ill., he was the son of Herman Albert and Edythe (Asher) Bonness. A 1951 graduate of Gosport High School, he attended Purdue University before joining the U.S. Army. He was a farmer in the Gosport area for more than 40 years, and was a member of Gosport Baptist Church...
Kylie Mae Krouse (02/16/07)
Dec. 11, 2005-Feb. 14, 2007 Kylie Mae Krouse, 14 months, Greencastle, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Children's Hospital, Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Christina Collins, Green-castle, and Andrew Krouse, Cloverdale. Maternal grandparents are Tonda Collins, Greencastle, and John and Pam Collins, Greencastle. Paternal grandparents are Laurie Davis and Jerry Krouse, Cloverdale...
Doris M. Hedge (02/07/07)
April 21, 1909-Feb. 5, 2007 Doris M. Hedge, 97, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of John L. and Rilla Louise (Rubeck) Anderson. She was a member of First Christian Church, a life member of VFW Auxiliary, past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks...
Esther M. Danforth (02/07/07)
Esther M. Danforth, 80, Reelsville, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Victor Hugo Boesen (02/07/07)
Sept. 7, 1908-Dec. 18, 2006 Victor Hugo Boesen, 98, formerly of Greencastle, died Dec. 18 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., after a brief illness. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Jens Eugene Boesen and Helene Sigrid Marie Petersen Boesen...
Jack B. Barnette Jr. (02/07/07)
April 3, 1964-Feb.6, 2007 Jack B. Barnette Jr., 42, Brazil, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Jack B. Barnette Sr. and Alberta J. (Bemis) Barnette. A graduate of VanBuren High School, he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was involved in Little League baseball as a youth, and worked as a truck driver...
Doris M. Hedge (02/06/07)
April 21, 1909-Feb. 5, 2007 Doris M. Hedge, 97, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of John L. and Rilla Louise (Rubeck) Anderson. She was a member of First Christian Church, a life member of VFW Auxiliary, past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks...
June Lee Swift (02/05/07)
June 12, 1932-Feb. 3, 2007 June Lee Swift, 74, Center Point, died Saturday after an extended illness. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Everett and Halcie (Harden) Dierdorff. A 1950 graduate of Brazil High School, she worked as a nurse for Clay County Health Care, Macanelle's Nursing Home, McCann Manor and Cloverleaf Health Care for many years. ...
Marie E. Scott (02/05/07)
Jan. 7, 1926-Feb. 4, 2007 Marie E. Scott, 81, Roachdale, died Sunday at Plainfield Health Care. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Virgil and Lucille (Ferguson) Sutherlin. She retired from Sommer Metalcraft Corp. at Crawfordsville and was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church...
Helen C. Pfister (02/05/07)
Dec. 10, 1930-Feb. 3, 2007 Helen C. Pfister, 76, Plainfield, died Saturday evening. Born in Huntington County, she was the daughter of William E. and Irene (Hamilton) Pearson. A 1948 graduate of Wabash High School, she attended junior college in Mississippi and the John Herron School of Art for two years. She had worked at Dean Pump Co. from 1951-83 in purchasing. She was a member of the Lady Bug Golf League...
Danielle Marie Chew (02/05/07)
Oct. 13, 1975-Feb. 2, 2007 Chance Chew-Robie Sept. 21, 2005-Feb. 2, 2007 Danielle Marie Chew, 31, and infant son Chance Keegan Chew-Robie, 1, both of Greencastle, died Friday in an automobile accident. Born in Greencastle, Danielle was the daughter of Steven E. and Charmain Cox Chew...
Robert S. Baldwin (02/05/07)
Feb. 22, 1927-Feb. 3, 2007 Major Robert S. Baldwin, 79, Terre Haute, died Saturday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Clinton, he was the son of Edna Mae (Sylvester) and Claude Freeman Baldwin. He was a retired bacteriologist with IMC with 39 years of service. ...
Elizabeth Ann Atkinson (02/05/07)
Dec. 26-1973-Feb. 3, 2007 Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Kittle Atkinson, 33, Brazil, died Saturday. Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of Keith and Connie (Smith) Kittle. She had worked for 10 years as medical lab technician for Putnam County Hospital, and wa a member of McKinley Hill Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Northview High School and Indiana State University...
Bettye Sue Pierce (02/02/07)
July 28, 1927-Feb. 1, 2007 Bettye Sue Pierce, 79, Indianapolis, died Thursday at Clarian West Medical Center. Born in Howesville, Ky., she was the daughter of James R. and Charlotte (Badger) Mayfield. She had been an administrative assistant at Sears, retiring in 1984 after 15 years. She was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church and Red Hat Society...
Lois Patricia Clore (02/08/07)
Oct. 27, 1939-Feb. 6, 2007 Lois Patricia Clore, 67, North Salem, died Tuesday in Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Frank Barnhart and Opal Broach. She was a member of Moose Lodge in Crawfordsville and Donnelly Club. She worked as an associate art worker for R.R. Donnelly, retiring in 2000 after 36 years of service...
Esther M. Danforth (02/08/07)
May 27, 1945-Feb. 6, 2007 Esther M. Danforth, 80, Reelsville, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Savannah, Ga., she was the daughter of Sidney Samuel and Susie Florine (Zettler) Moyd. A graduate of Draughn Business College, she had been an assembler for P.R. Mallory and a homemaker...
Vallie M. Head (02/08/07)
Sept. 5, 1933-June 15, 1949 Vallie M. Head, 73, Brazil, died Wednesday at Clay County Health Center. Born in Rockville, she was the daughter of Roy and Ora (Coombs) Powell. She had worked at Windbreaker, Howard Johnson hotel in Brazil as a desk clerk, Holly Hill Nursing Home, and Stinsons Nursing Home, as a caregiver and operated an in-home babysitting service for many years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church...
Robert L. Hirt III (02/16/07)
Aug. 18, 1988-Feb. 14, 2007 Robert L. "Bobby" Hirt III, 18, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert L. Hirt II and Jane E. (Lydick) Hirt Scobee. He was a senior at North Putnam High School and had worked at Baker's Construction and Excavating...
Gay Alleen Goode (02/16/07)
Sept. 3, 1920-Feb. 14, 2007 Gay Alleen Goode, 86, Greencastle, died Wednes-day at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Turley, Okla., she was the daughter of Everett and Stella Gay Priest-Brackney. A 1938 graduate of Mooresville High School, she had been a homemaker and a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church...
Richard Tucker (02/15/07)
Dec. 23, 1948-Feb. 11, 2007 Richard Tucker, 58, Camby, died Sunday at Indianapolis. Born in Hazard, Ky., he was the son of Milton and Minnie (Shephard) Tucker. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he had been a truck driver. Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Lynn Tucker, Indianapolis; a son, Richard Tucker Jr., Indianapolis; five brothers, Sonny Tucker, Indianapolis, Bobby Tucker, Hawthorne, Fla., Clarence Tucker, Hazard, Ky., Jerry Tucker and Johnny Tucker, both of Camby; and a granddaughter...
Robert Hirt III (02/15/07)
Robert Hirt III, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Gay Goode (02/15/07)
Gay Goode, 86, Greencastle, died Wednes-day at Asbury Towers. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Hubert Powell (02/14/07)
Feb. 15, 1920-Feb. 11, 2007 A change in service times has been made for Hubert Powell, 86, Cloverdale, who died Sunday at his residence. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cloverdale Cemetery. The original service time was announced as Wednesday afternoon. There will be no visitation...
B. Eileen Williams (02/13/07)
Oct. 30, 1909-Feb. 11, 2007 B. Eileen (Scobee) Williams, 97, Greencastle, died Sunday at Asbury Towers. She was the daughter of Daniel Clarence and Katie (Howlett) Scobee. Before retirement, she had been a social worker in Saginaw, Mich., a clerk in the welfare department in White Plains, N.Y., and a clerk in the Scarsdale (N.Y.) National Bank. ...
Hubert E. Powell (02/12/07)
Feb. 15, 1920-Feb. 11, 2007 Hubert E. Powell, 86, Cloverdale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Vandalia, he was the son of William E. and Myrtle Faye Keene Powell. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Pierce Powell. He was retired from IBM in Greencastle where he worked in production as well as security for 35 years, retiring in 1985...
Dorotha E. Smith (02/09/07)
June 16, 1912-Feb. 9, 2007 Dorotha E. Smith, 94, Crawfordsville, formerly of Roachdale, died Friday at Williamsburg Health Care at Crawfordsville. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Clifford E. and Pansy Crider Smith. She graduated from West High School in Columbus, Ohio in 1930 and Columbus Business College. She worked as a Teachers Aid and Secretary at Roachdale Elementary for many years...
Landon C. Murray (02/09/07)
Nov. 13, 2006-Feb. 6, 2007 Landon C. Murray, 2 months, Muncie, died suddenly Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Muncie, he was the son of Bryan J. and Stephanie L. (Langbeen) Murray. Survivors include his parents and a brother, Logan Murray, Muncie; maternal grandparents, Donna Logan, Hobart, and Ernest Langbeen, Hobart; paternal grandparents, Dave and Susan Murray, Greencastle; maternal great-grandmother, Gerry Logan, Matteson, Ill.; paternal great-grandmothers, Jean Murray, Syracuse, N.Y., and Florence Vertanen, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; several aunts and uncles.. ...
Imogene Pierson (02/08/07)
Feb. 14, 1921-Feb. 6, 2007 Imogene (Kelly) Pierson, 85, Danville, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Hendricks County, she was the daughter of Wayne and Gladys (Smith) Kelly. She worked for 20 years in the supply department at Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the New Winchester Christian Church...
Betty Lou Petrey (02/08/07)
April 23, 1932-Feb. 7, 2007 Betty Lou Petrey, 74, formerly of Manhattan, died Wednesday at Cloverleaf Health Care Facility, Knightsville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Lelia (Brann) Fellows. A 1950 graduate of Reelsville High School, she had worked as a weigh clerk at France Stone Co...
Isaac H. Whitt Sr. (02/01/07)
May 24, 1931-Jan. 30, 2007 Isaac H. Whitt Sr., 75, Coatesville, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Tazwell County, Va., he was the son of Milburn Robert and Mollie Alice (Puckett) Whitt. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he had been a welder for Chevrolet Truck and Bus, Indiana-polis. He was a member of Deer Creek Primitive Baptist Church and U.A.W. Local 23, Indianapolis...