Obituaries from July 2007
Marjorie Bell Chadwick Birt
Marjorie Belle Chadwick Birt, 85, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ira Clayton and Anna Belle Stanton Chadwick. A 1938 graduate of Brazil High School, she worked at Kidd Insurance Agency, Brazil. She was a member of Greencastle Church of Christ...
Mary Lou Brown
Mary Lou Brown, 76, Houston, Texas and formerly of Cloverdale and Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of Ralph and Cecil Bassett. Survivors include her son, Steve Brown and wife Janet, Terre Haute; daughter Judy McKenzie and husband Michael, Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Murphy, Greencastle; one brother, Duane Bassett, Carmel; and several nieces and nephews...
Larry E. Maurer
Larry E. Maurer, 65, Center Point, died Monday at his residence. Born in Clay County, he was the son of Cecil Maurer and Della Gertrude Mong Maurer. He married Phyllis Stevenson Maurer on Feb. 13, 1960, and she survives. He attended Ashboro High School until it closed in 1959. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1960. He worked from the age of 14 in farming, first at the Dietz property and then later for his wife's family...
Robert H. Lyon
Robert Hayes Lyon, 57, died July 3 in Chicago from complications with leukemia. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Keith Houk and Joanne Lyon. His wife Donna survives. A 1968 graduate of Greencastle High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania...
Daniel Thomas Giannechini
Daniel Thomas Giannechini, 48, Cloverdale, died Friday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in New Jersey, he was the son of Leo and Jane (Poland) Giannechini. He graduated from high school in New Jersey. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he had worked for two years with AAR in Indianapolis as an aircraft mechanic. He had previously worked at United Airlines...
Stephen R. Chastain
Stephen R. Chastain, 56, Roachdale, died Saturday morning at The Waters of Greencastle. Born at Crawfordsville, he was the son of Cleo D. and Velma Mildred (Young) Chastain. A 1969 graduate of Roachdale High School, he worked at R.R. Donnelley at Crawfordsville, and at Indiana State University as technical coordinator for the School of Graduate Studies...
Juanita "Dee Dee" K. Glenn
Sept. 19, 1923-July 25, 2007
Dr. Rene M. Jacobs
Dr. Rene M. Jacobs Word has been received of the death of Dr. Rene M. Jacobs, 83, formerly of Putnam County, who died June 4 at the home of his daughter. Born in 1924 in The Philippines, he practiced medicine in Coatesville, Greencastle, Hamilton, Ohio, Plainfield, Honolulu, and Sacramento, Calif...
Celetia Helton, 84, formerly of Quincy, died Tuesday.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Junior E. McClure
Junior E. McClure, 81, Eminence, died Monday at his residence. Born in Owen County, he was the son of John Hayden and Lela Madge (Ferguson) McClure. A farmer, he had been a member of the A&A Township Fire Dept. He married Alice Bailey on March 8, 1947. She died March 7, 2003...
Lloyd Nichols, 61, Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Bloomington, he was the son of George and Anna Lea (McKinney) Nichols Jr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are a son , Joe Nichols, Monroe County; siblings Donald Nichols, Floyd Nichols and Georgia McAllister; and a grandson...
Patricia Ann Pearson
May 3, 1932-July 23, 2007 Patricia Ann Pearson, 75, Plainfield, died Monday at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. Born in Huntington County, she was the daughter of William E. and Irene (Hamilton) Pearson. She retired from Huntington Bank where she had worked as a teller. She had previously worked for Farm Bureau Co-op as a bookkeeper and had also been a seamstress...
Carl T. Scott
Carl T. Scott, 77, Cloverdale, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Cicero, he was the son of George T. and Freda LaVaughn (Benefield) Scott. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a mold machine operator for Link Belt in Indianapolis...
John "Jack" Douglas Howard
John "Jack" Douglas Howard, 72, Greencastle, formerly of College Park, Md., and Annapolis, Md., died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born in Annapolis, he was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, graduated from Washington College in 1956, and earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1967...
Harry James Gillen Jr.
Harry James Gillen Jr., 81, Cloverdale, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Harry James and Elsie Margaret (Zeplin) Gillen. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver for Mid-America Trucking in Chicago...
Edgar P. Fagin
Edgar P. Fagin Sept. 13, 1921-July 21, 2007 Edgar P. Fagin, 85, Terre Haute, formerly of Riley, died Saturday at Harborside Healthcare. Born in Vigo County, he was the son of Charles D. and Elsie (Taylor) Fagin. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired as postmaster at the Riley Post Office in 1975 after 33 years of service...
Two accidents and several tickets were issued recently by Greencastle police. On Saturday: Sgt. Charles Inman, Jr. reported that Joshua Lawless, Avon, had his 2003 Pontiac Sunfire parked in the parking lot when Michael Pride, 17, Greencastle drove a 1989 Ford F250, registered to Chris and Nerva Pride of the same address, into Lawless' vehicle in a "sideswipe" like motion. Pride claims he failed to see Lawless' vehicle in the unlit lot...
William Richard Jarvis
William Richard Jarvis, 77, South Bend, died Sunday. He was the son of Ben and Rosalee Jarvis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He had worked as a telegrapher with the Monon Railroad, and later worked with the Association of American Railroads, covering a multi-state area with headquarters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, until his retirement...
Frank Harney, Greencastle, died Wednesday morning.
Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Edwin Russell Walker
Edwin Russell Walker, 79, Brazil, died Monday after a long illness with cancer. Born in Petersburg, Pa., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family relocated to Brazil in 1943, and he graduated from Brazil High School in 1946...
James Peck Jr.
James Louis "Jim" Peck Jr., 66, died Sunday at Major Hospital, Shelbyville. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of James Louis Peck Sr. and Elizabeth J. Fallain. He married M. Janet Peck, and she survives. He was employed by the Greencastle Community School Corporation from 1975-87, serving as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal and teacher. ...
Kenneth Virgil Zoll
Kenneth Virgil Zoll, 70, Greencastle, died Monday at his residence following a two year battle with cancer. Born in Wells County, Indiana, he was the son of Virgil LaVern and Doris (Bowman) Zoll. A graduate of Bluffton High School, Zoll lived most of his life in Wells County. ...
Alma Stoelting, 102, Freelandville, died Saturday at the Freelandville Community Home. Born in Westphalia, she was the daughter of Charles and Marie "Schneider" Niedringhaus. She was a member of the Bethel Church, where she was also in the Loyal Builders Sunday School Class, and the Women's Guild...
Otis Hayden Sr.
Otis Hayden Sr., 90, Greencastle, died Saturday at his residence in Mt. Meridian. Born in Hendricks County, he was the son of Mott and Jennie Crowe. He was a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking for 22 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge...
Virginia M. Coffman
Virginia M. Coffman, 74, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of to Albert and Almira Kean. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rods and Relics Car Club. She is survived by her husband Edwin G. Coffman; sisters Mary Meeks, Ohio, and Myrtle Cooksey, Carbon; brothers Forrest Kean, Cloverdale, and Johnny Kean, Spencer...
Jake Allen Collier
Infant Jake Allen Collier, Gosport, died Saturday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was the son of Ray Allen Collier Jr. and Beth (Guyer) Collier. Survivors include his parents; sisters Katelyn Collier and Emily Collier, Gosport; paternal grandparents Ray A. and Edythe Collier, Fillmore; maternal grandparents Juan and Beverly Guyer, Gosport; paternal great-grandparents Frank and Verna Dickerson, Stilesville; maternal great-grandmother Lillian Hollingsworth, Sullivan...
Ethel F. Johns
Ethel F. Johns, 91, Greencastle, died Wednes-day afternoon at Mill Pond Health Campus. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle. Services will be announced in Friday's obituary...
Ruth A. Bushman
Ruth A. Bushman 75, Roachdale, died Wednesday at Witham Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was the daughter of George and Anna Hille Thielecke...
Nancy Ann Dickison
Nancy Ann Dickison, 49, Brazil, died Tuesday morning at her residence. Born in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of Larry and Margaret Gullifor Dickison. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She had been employed as a medical transcriptionist and as the registrar/office manager at the Boy Scouts office in Terre Haute...
Chester Richardson, 85, Cloverdale, formerly of Danville, died Monday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of Bantford and Mary Rebecca (Sparks) Richardson. He was a supervisor at AT&T for 35 years, retiring in 1977. He owned and operated C&M Electric in Danville, Indiana, from 1977-94...
Sandra Elaine Foutty York, 58, Speedway, died Sunday after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Born in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of Robert Charles Foutty and Barbara Lee Foutty McAllister. She lived most of her life in the Massillon, Ohio, area. For the last 15 years, she resided in and around Greencastle. During her life she started many businesses including a car dealership, resale shop, trucking company and most recently a self-made skin care line of products and lotions...
Ronald Brooke Cash
Ronald Brooke Cash, 36, Greencastle, died Saturday as the result of a motorcycle accident near Mount Meridian. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Ron and Sherry (Flater) Cash. A 1988 graduate of South Putnam High School, he was a member of the Class A state championship football team in 1986. He also attended Vincennes University...
Noreen M. Gwinn
Noreen M. "Granny" Gwinn, 87, Spencer, died Friday at her residence. Born in Yorkshire, England, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Scrowston) Peacock. She was a homemaker. She married Melvin N. Gwinn on March 17, 1946. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael A. Gwinn and wife Hazel, Spencer; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Freddie Jaynes Oct. 25, 1938-July 8, 2007 Freddie Jaynes, 68, Cloverdale, formerly of Poland, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in poland, he was he son of Fred A. and Violet Marie (Whelchel) Jaynes. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a construction laborer and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Cunot...
Nancy Elaine White
Nancy Elaine White, 53, Brazil, died Saturday night at Cloverleaf Health Care in Knightsville. Born in Greencastle, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Brazil. She was also a member and past president of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority Alpha Omega Chapter. She had worked for many years as a case worker at the Clay County Division of Family and Children...
Thomas J. Young Jr.
March 19, 1926-July 8, 2007 Thomas J. Young Jr., 81, Cloverdale, died Sunday at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. Born in North Madison, he was the son of Thomas J. and Naomi M. (Hunter) Young Sr. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had worked at the Ball Bros. Zinc Mill in Greencastle, and retired from DePauw University in 1987...
Thomas J. Young
Thomas J. Young, 81, Greencastle, died Sunday at the I.U. Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Arthur L. Zaring
Arthur L. Zaring, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in DeMonte, Ind., he was the son of Roscoe and Bessie (Shaoppel) Zaring. He married Wanetta (Walker) Zaring Dec. 21, 1946. She preceded him in death Nov. 12, 2002...
Betty Jean Cooper
Betty Jean Cooper, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Cecil and Thatcher (Cooper) Barnett. She married Clarence A. Cooper on Oct. 19, 1944, and he survives...
Dorothy Mae Rossok Surber
Dorothy Mae Rossok Surber, 81, Greencastle, died Sunday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Edward and Minnie Spriet Rossock. She married Harold "Bud" Surber Feb. 4, 1944, and he survives...
Ronald Brooke Cash
Ronald Brooke Cash, 36, Greencastle, died Saturday as the result of a motorcycle accident near Mount Meridian. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Ron and Sherry (Flater) Cash...
Michael G. Berry
Michael G. Berry, 50, Greencastle, died Saturday afternoon at the IU Medical Center. He was born in Indianapolis. He was a superintendent for the Carpenters Union Local 60 and a member of Danville American Legion and the Moose Lodge...
Hazel M. Davis
April 19, 1917-July 2,2007
James E. Lawson
June 2, 1923-July 1, 2007 James E. Lawson, 84, Sullivan and formerly of Rosedale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Vigo County, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Clark) Lawson. He was a retired press operator for IBM Corp. at Greencastle. A U.S. ...
John A. Ricketts
John A. Ricketts, 83, Bloomington, former Simeon Smith Professor of Chemistry at DePauw, died Friday. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, he was the son of Virgil A. and Florence (Magaw) Ricketts. He married Lucille (Reininga) Ricketts in 1948, and she survives...
Patricia Louise Meeks
Patricia Louise Meeks March 12, 1923-June 29, 2007 Patricia Louise Meeks, 84, Greencastle, died Friday at Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center, Avon. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of Ralph Renos and Hazel Piety (Wilson) Summers. She married Mason Harvey Meeks on April 25, 1942, and he preceded her in death...
James Earl Borer
James Earl Borer Aug. 11, 1943-June 29, 2007 James Earl Borer, 63, Cloverdale, died Friday at Monrovia. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of James Howard and Mary Jessie (Randall) Borer. He married Sandy K. (Heimsath) Borer on June 23, 1963, and she survives...
Sue Baxter, 68, Cataract, died Saturday at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospice, Indianapolis. Born at Cataract, she was the daughter of Virgil E. and Irma Gertrude (Meek) Rollings. She was a homemaker and cashier and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Hurst-Collins Post 281 at Cloverdale...