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Obituaries from May 2007

Robert Spencer Eccles (05/30/07)
Nov. 12, 1911-May 27, 2007 Robert Spencer Eccles, 95, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Puyallup, Wash., he was the son of James and Effie Eccles. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Puget Sound in 1934; a master's in theater studies from Northwest-ern University in 1943, a bachelor of divinity from Garrett Theologi-cal Seminary in 1944, and a doctorate in Religion from Yale University in 1952...
Walter Allen Nelson (05/23/07)
July 29, 1934-May 21, 2007 Walter Allen Nelson, 72, Bainbridge, died Monday in Heartland of Prestwick. Born in Marshall, Ill., he was the son of Hobart and Louise (Walters) Nelson. A 1952 graduate of Marshall High School, he received an honorary degree in engineering from Purdue University for his work in hydraulic and pneumatic fields. ...
William Alan "Willie" Bartley (05/23/07)
Aug. 17, 1983-May 20, 2007 William Alan "Willie" Bartley, 23, Greencastle, died Sunday as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Tony Anthony "Pops" and Mary (Sage) Bartley. He attended Greencastle schools. He had worked at Richmond Guttering in Indianapolis for three years and previously worked at L&B Guttering in Clayton for two years...
Victor H. "Bud" Sanders (05/22/07)
Jan. 5, 1971-May 19, 2007 Victor H. "Bud" Sanders, 36, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert and Donna (Temple) Sanders. He worked as a custodian at Greencastle Christian Church for the past four years and had previously worked in construction and for National By-Products, Indianapolis...
Pearl White (05/21/07)
notice Pearl White, 91, Greencastle, died at The Waters, Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Amy Marie Trueblood (05/21/07)
July 24, 1973-May 20, 2007 Amy Marie Hammond Trueblood, 33, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Lakeland, Fla., she was the daughter of Cynthia J. Anderson and Alan R. Hammond. Surviving are her mother, Cynthia Anderson and husband James, Georgia; father Alan R. ...
Victor H. "Bud" Sanders (05/21/07)
notice Victor H. "Bud" Sanders, 36, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Felix Emmett Goodson II (05/21/07)
Nov. 14, 1922-May 17, 2007 Felix Emmett Goodson II, 84, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Model, Colo., he was the son of Felix E. and Stella Goodson Sr. He grew up in the Cimarron Valley of New Mexico, and in 1938 graduated from Clayton High School in Clayton, N.M...
Isla Bernice Walbring Crick (05/21/07)
June 16, 1918-May 20, 2007 Isla Bernice Walbring Crick, 88, Jordan Village, died Sunday at Owen Valley Health Campus, Spencer. Born in Jackson Township of Owen County, she was the daughter of William Franklin and Bernice Rebecca (Jobe) Walbring. She had been a clerk at Poland Hardware and Poland State Bank. She was a member of Jordan Village Presbyterian Church, Spencer VFW Auxiliary, and was a Purdue Extension 4-H officer...
Mildred Pauline Allee (05/21/07)
Sept. 15, 1910-May 19, 2007 Mildred Pauline Allee, 96, Belle Union, died Saturday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Hazelwood, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles Porter and Nita Una Skaggs Duncan. A 1928 graduate of Clayton High School, she was employed with the Indiana Bell Telephone Company...
Jerry Paulette Alexander (05/21/07)
June 27, 1948-May 19, 2007 Jerry Paulette Alexander, 58, Roachdale, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Danville, she was the daughter of Verlie and Wilma (Graver) Morphew. She was retired from North Putnam Schools as head cook in the cafeteria...
Felix Emmett Goodson II (05/19/07)
Felix Emmett Goodson II, 84, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Felix E. Goodson Research award, in care of DePauw University Psychology Department...
Jailyn Rose and Joseph Edward Christian II (05/18/07)
Born May 15, 2007 Infant twins Jailyn Rose Christian and Joseph Edward Christian II were stillborn Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Surviving are their mother, Melinda (Hartley) McCurry, Fillmore; brother Joshua Hargroves; sisters Elizabeth and Rebekah McCurry; grandparents Gloria and Ed Christian, Fillmore; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives...
Felix Goodson (05/17/07)
Felix Goodson, 84, Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Brent Nolan Ringler (05/23/07)
Notice Brent Nolan Ringer, 44, Aiken, S.C., formerly of Cloverdale, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Brenda Susan Stanley (05/23/07)
June 20, 1949-May 21, 2007 Brenda Susan Stanley, 57, Cloverdale, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Marlin L. and Betty (Boyd) Jones. A homemaker, she was a member of the V.F.W. No. 1550 Auxiliary, Jesse M. Lee Post, and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 1592, Greencastle...
Pearl Mae White (05/23/07)
April 18, 1916-May 20, 2007 Pearl Mae White, 91, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Carroll County, Ky., she was the daughter of Calvin B. and Millie (Brooks) Paige. Survivors include son Steven L. White, Cloverdale; a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren...
Elizabeth J. Crockett (05/30/07)
Dec. 21, 1920-May 29, 2007 Elizabeth J. Crockett, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Hymera, she was the daughter of John and Mae (Hiatt) Anderson. She retired from Eli Lilly after many years of service. Survivors include sister Mary Brodie, Port Charlotte, Fla.; special caregiver Vera Allen, Greencastle, and numerous nieces and nephews...
Denato Migliorini (05/29/07)
Died May 24, 2007 Denato Migliorini, 93, Chesterton, formerly of Griffith, died Thursday. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Griffith, and was retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 with 68 years of service. He was a former scout master of troop 531, a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, and served with the Civilian Conservation Corp...
Marvel "Joan" Leeke (05/29/07)
Dec. 11, 1932-May 27, 2007 Marvel "Joan" Leeke, 74, Roachdale, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born at Jeffersonville, she was the daughter of Jesse F. and Marvel Ruth (Dean) Jones. She graduated from Roachdale High School in 1950 and Purdue University in 1956. She later received her master's degree from DePauw University. She taught at Barnard School and then taught kindergarten at Bainbridge Elementary for many years. After high school she worked for Roachdale Bank and Trust...
Opal M. Burk Eglen (05/29/07)
Aug. 5, 1922-May 27, 2007 Opal M. Burk Eglen, 84, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Otis and Laurie (Aubery) Hill. She retired from DePauw University in 1993, where she had been a cook for more than 42 years, most recently at Rector Hall...
Robert S. Eccles (05/29/07)
Robert S. Eccles, 95, Greencastle, died Sunday at Asbury Towers. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Elizabeth Crockett (05/29/07)
Elizabeth Crockett, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Eulalia K. Brewer (05/29/07)
Sept. 26, 1911-May 25, 2007 Eulalia K. Brewer, 95, Monrovia and Stilesville, died Friday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Mount Meridian, she was the daughter of Walter and Nettie (Hubble) Tincher. She was retired from Angwell Curtain Factory, Greencastle and was a member of the Crown Center Christian Church and the Cheermakers Club...
David Lawrence Boston (05/29/07)
Jan. 8, 1948-May 26, 2007 David Lawrence Boston, 59, Cloverdale, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of John L. Boston and Margaret J. (Jenkins) Neese. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a foreman at Citizen's Gas and Coke Utility, Indianapolis...
Daniel Williams (05/25/07)
. Daniel Williams, 45, Fillmore, died Wednesday in Greencastle after a lengthy illness. Surviving are his wife, Karen Jordan Williams; sister Debbie Dixon; three halfsisters and stepsisters and brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service is set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church, 7484 E. Rangeline Rd., Fillmore, with Pastor Bob Newlin officiating...
Dorothy R. Gaul (05/25/07)
. Dorothy R. Gaul, 66, Fillmore, died Tuesday. She was employed at Catapillar in Peoria, Ill., for 20 years, and at the Hoosier Market in Fillmore for five years. Surviving are a daughter, Niki R. Allen and husband Mike; and two grandsons. Arrangements are being handled by Bell Mortuary and Crematory, Indianapolis...
Martha L. Sherfey (05/24/07)
July 17, 1923-May 22, 2007 Martha L. Sherfey, 83, Milligan, died at her residence Tuesday morning. Born at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Maude Carson Lowe. She was a homemaker. She married James Loyd Sherfey on June 17, 1945 at Crawfordsville. ...
Brent Nolan Ringler (05/24/07)
Feb. 6, 1963-May 22, 2007 Brent Nolan Ringler, 44, Aiken, S.C., formerly of Cloverdale, died Tuesday. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Frank and Ruth (Didion) Ringler. A graduate of Cloverdale High School, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed in sales with BellSouth, and was active as a Boy Scout leader, coached youth basketball and was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society...
William Alan Bartley (05/24/07)
Aug. 17, 1983-May 20, 2007 William Alan "Willie" Bartley, 23, Greencastle, died Sunday as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Tony Anthony "Pops" and Mary (Sage) Bartley. He attended Greencastle schools. He had worked at Richmond Guttering in Indianapolis for three years and previously worked at L&B Guttering in Clayton for two years...
Hazel Marie Cooksey (05/17/07)
July 31, 1912-May 14, 2007 Hazel Marie Hulvey Cooksey, 94, Crawfordsville, formerly of Waveland, died at Lane House Monday. Born near Darlington, she was the daughter of Floren and Laura Belle (Kirk) Hulvey. A homemaker, she was a member of the old Bowers Evangelical United Brethern Church...
John M. Keeton (05/16/07)
Feb. 28, 1934-May 15, 2007 John M. Keeton, 73, Danville, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Monticello, Ky., he was the son of Bryan and Celesteen (Decker) Keeton. He was a self-employed carpet layer and a member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Helen Rising (05/11/07)
Helen Rising, 83, Greencastle, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Gene Parker (05/11/07)
Gene Parker, 76, Fillmore, died Wednesday. He had been a professional boxer, winning both the lightweight and welterweight championship of Indiana with 48 career wins He was a Korean War veteran, and retired as a foreman in 1990 from General Motors...
Richard "Don" Wills (05/10/07)
April 3, 1934-May 7, 2007 Richard "Don" Wills, 73, Terre Haute, died Monday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Texas, he was the son of P.G. and Sadie (Sebring) Willis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Zorah Shrine, Scottish Rite, American Legion, VFW 972 and American Legion Post 104...
Irene Henderson (05/10/07)
Feb. 20, 1915-May 9, 2007 Irene Henderson, 92, Clayton, died Wednesday at Clayton. Born in Bowling Green, Ky., she was the daughter of Samuel Goad Sr. and Belle (Estes) Goad. A homemaker, she was a member of Monrovia Nazarene Church and Hazelwood Community Circle. She had resided in Clayton since 1950, previously diving in Indianapolis for 19 years and Monrovia for four years...
William R. Braden (05/10/07)
May 17, 1927-May 8, 2007 William R. Braden, 79, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Muncie, he was the son of Dr. William R. and Roberta Lee Braden. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was chief clinical psychology technician at the neuropsychiatric clinic of the station hospital at Fort Knox, Ky., for one year. ...
Richard 'Don' Willis (05/09/07)
April 3, 1934-May 7, 2007 Richard "Don" Willis, 73, Terre Haute, died Monday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Texas, he was the son of P.G. and Sadie (Sebring) Willis. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Zorah Shrine, Scottish Rite, American Legion, VFW No. 972, Eagles Aerie No. 291, and Elks No. 86...
Carol Sue Jones (05/09/07)
Feb. 8, 1943-May 7, 2007 Carol Sue Jones, 64, Stilesville, died Monday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Henry and Mabel (White) Gaalema. She was a homemaker and a member of the Stilesville Baptist Church...
William R. Braden (05/09/07)
William R. Braden, 79, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Funeral services will take place Saturday. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's BannerGraphic.
Marilynn Lee Colvin (05/29/07)
Aug. 23, 1921-May 26, 2007 Marilynn Lee Colvin, 85, Paris, Ill., died Saturday at Paris Community Hospital. Born in Canton, Ill., she was the daughter of Mathias and Addie Haben. She was a homemaker and had also worked several years as a telephone operator and at Zenith in Paris, Ill...
Helen May Rising (05/12/07)
Dec. 2, 1913-May 10, 2007 Helen May Rising, 93, Greencastle, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Putnamville, she was the daughter of Edward and Lillie May Edwards Lee. She was employed by RCA in Indianapolis for seven-and-a-half years and retired from IBM in Greencastle after 23 years of service...
Letitia Jane Tennis (05/12/07)
Letitia Jane Lowdermilk Tennis, 68, Durham, N.C., formerly of Greencastle, died Feb. 11, 2007. Born in Monmouth, N.J., she was the daughter of Col. Lee and Dorothy Lowder-milk. A 1957 Greencastle High School graduate, she married George Ward Tennis, son of Dr. George Thralls and Rosemond Tennis...
Robert D. Chiles (05/16/07)
Nov. 28, 1926-May 14, 2007 Robert D. Chiles, 80, Cloverdale, died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Claude Fay and Edna May (Cone) Chiles. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a carpenter...
Joseph Allen Bumgardner (05/16/07)
March 19, 1987-May 12, 2007 Joseph Allen Bumgardner, 20, Cloverdale, died Saturday in a vehicle accident. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Paul T. and Lisa J. (Bowen) Bumgardner. A 2005 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Orlando...
Evelyn Lucielle Stuart (05/15/07)
Jan. 2, 1942-May 11, 2007 Evelyn Lucielle Stuart, 65, Fillmore, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Orla and Irma (O'Hair) Nichols. She was a 1960 graduate of Fillmore High School. She had retired from Hooks Drugs (CVS) after 42 years. She was a member of the Fillmore Rebekah Lodge, the Beechwood Club and president of the Fillmore Alumni Banquet...
March 20, 1930-May 13, 2007 (05/15/07)
Janice "Jan" Smith, 77, Danville, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Rehabilitation. Born in Danville, she was the daughter of Cecil W. and Mildred L. (Russell) Morphew. She was a homemaker and of Christian faith. She was married to Don W. Phillips, who preceded her in death. She then married Ervin Smith, who also preceded her in death...
Robert D. Chiles (05/15/07)
Robert D. Chiles, 80, Cloverdale, died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Funeral arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Clover-dale.
Estella Jane "Janie" Baumunk (05/15/07)
Aug. 29, 1919-May 14, 2007 Estella Jane "Janie" Baumunk, 87, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Tas D. and Burdy (Martin) Gibson. She was a member of Stilesville Christian Church. Survivors include several nieces and nephews...
Robert C. Reel (05/14/07)
Feb. 16, 1929-May 12, 2007 Robert C. Reel, 78, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Montezuma, he was the son of Donald G. and Blanche I. (Eberwein) Reel. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Iowa. He retired from IBM after 25 years where he was an industrial engineer...
Wanda J. (Walton) Petty (05/14/07)
Nov. 15, 1934-May 12, 2007 Wanda J. (Walton) Petty, 73, Indianapolis, died Saturday. Born in Hendricks County, she was the daughter of William E. and Evelyn (Fields) Walton. She was a graduate of Stilesville High School and co-owner of Petty Advertising Agency for 33 years. She was a member of ABWA and Order of Eastern Star...
Joseph Allen Bumgardner, 20, Greencastle, died Saturday in an auto accident. (05/14/07)
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Reatha Mildred Ford (05/02/07)
Reatha Mildred Ford, 88, Poland, died Wednesday morning in Terre Haute. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Reatha Mildred Ford (05/03/07)
May 18, 1918-May 2, 2007 Reatha Mildred Ford, 88, Poland, died Wednesday. Born in Poland, she was the daughter of Richard Ray and Dessie Deloris (Anderson) Hunsicker. She retired from RCA in Indianapolis. Surviving are two children, Philip L. Ford and wife Alice, Indianapolis, and Joan M. Book and husband Earl L., Poland; sister Edna L. Minkler, Greencastle; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews...
Larry D. Hays (05/04/07)
Nov. 20, 1949-April 29, 2007 Larry D. Hays, 57, Indianapolis, died April 29, at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove. Born in East Chicago, Ind., he was the son of Fred A. and Mabel J. (Kinkead) Hays. He was a 1968 graduate of Manual High School in Indianapolis...
Charles M. Phillips (05/04/07)
Aug. 1, 1925-May 2, 2007 Charles M. Phillips, 81, Omaha, Neb., formerly of Greencastle, died Wednesday in Omaha. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of the late Cecil R. and Zelma G. Phillips. Survivors include his wife Dorothy, Omaha; a son, Marion M. Phillips and wife Sunny, Omaha; sister Dorothy Vaughan and husband Grover; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews of Greencastle...
Katherine Ruth Alter (05/05/07)
Feb. 3, 1922-April 21, 2007 Katherine Ruth (Albin) Alter, 85, formerly of Richmond, died April 21 in Santa Rosa, Calif. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Paul and Ethel Albin. She married Harry Alter of Fillmore, who preceded her in death in 1962...
Letitia Jane Lowdermilk Tennis (05/05/07)
Letitia Jane Lowdermilk Tennis, 68, Durham, N.C., formerly of Greencastle, died Feb. 11, 2007. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Gayle Robinson (05/07/07)
Gayle O'Hair Robinson, 90, Coatesville, died Saturday evening at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Carol Sue Jones (05/08/07)
Carol Sue Jones, 64, Stilesville, died Monday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Gayle O. Robinson (05/08/07)
April 2, 1917-May 5, 2007 Gayle O. Robinson, 90, Coatesville, died Saturday evening. Born in Brick Chapel, she was the daughter of Frank and Myrtle O'Hair. She was a homemaker and a member of Groveland O.E.S. and Coatesville United Methodist Church...
Lee Roy Wallace (05/08/07)
May 3, 1930-May 7, 2007 Lee Roy Wallace, 77, Reelsville, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Clinton, he was the son of Roy and Helen (Jackson) Wallace. He served in the armed forces and farmed in Putnam County. He is survived by sons Ron Wallace and wife Karen, Plainfield, John Wallace, Greencastle, Charles Wallace and wife Lupi, Indianapolis, and James Wallace, Lewis; daughters Kathy Rogers, Terre Haute, and Penny Hill and husband Jim, Brazil; sisters Jean Bartley and husband Marlin, Greencastle, and Annabelle Benson, Clinton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and special friends Dick and Wanda Hull, Reelsville.. ...
Norman C. Hill (05/01/07)
July 8, 1917-April 30, 2007 Norman C. Hill, 89, Greencastle, died Monday evening at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Robert and Ida (Harris) Hill. He was a 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School and attended Purdue University and IUPUI...