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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Obituaries from August 2007

Leona Stevens (08/30/07)
Leona Stevens, 82, died Sunday at Rose Walk Nursing Home in Lafayette. She was the daughter of George J. and Effie Wolf Wettschurack. She was a 1942 graduate of Montmorenci High School. She married Charles Stevens on Sept. 2, 1955, and he survives. Additional survivors include a daughter, Jackie Wiese and husband Jerry, Lafayette; a son, Bruce and wife Jocilyn, Lafayette; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Knauer, Greencastle; and Georgia Thompson, Otterbein...
Mary Place (08/30/07)
Mary A. (Terry) Place, Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Born in Belle Union, she was the daughter of Walter and Emma (Bowen) Terry. She was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle, I.B.E.W. and retired in 1982 as an inspector at Western Electric. Survivors include a son, Michael Place and wife Sally, Indianapolis; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Poindexter, Cloverdale...
Eric G. Parker (08/30/07)
Eric G. Parker, 45, Philadelphia, Pa., died Saturday. Born in Lafayette, he was the son of Linda and Willis Parker. He graduated from Poynette High School in Madison, Wisc., in 1980 and obtained his education at the University of Wisconsin where he earned a bachelor's degree in history, Russian language and political science in 1984. He went on to earn his master's degree and PhD degree in sociology...
Iris Owens Hightland (08/30/07)
Iris Irene Owens Hightland, 83, Fillmore, formerly of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Dundalk, Md., died Tuesday, Aug. 28 at her residence. Born in Tyler County, W. Va., she was the daughter of William M. and Orpha Darnell Owens. She married John Hightland, and he preceded her in death...
Wanda Gaston (08/30/07)
Wanda Gaston, 76, Colorado, formerly of Fillmore, died Tuesday. She was the daughter of Henry and Mabel Buis. Her husband of 52 years, James Gaston, survives, along with children James Michael Gaston and wife Liz, Kerri Sue Diller and husband Ron; seven grandchildren; a brother, Dennis Buis; a sister, Donna Mae Head; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives...
June Conrad (08/30/07)
June Conrad, 73, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Earle and Helen (Townsend) Wiseman. She married Richard Conrad on Aug. 8, 1954, and he survives. She was a 1951 graduate of Greencastle High School and a 1954 graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing. Later she became the director of nursing at Asbury Towers in Greencastle, retiring in 1990...
June Conrad (08/29/07)
June Conrad, 73, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Earle and Helen (Townsend) Wiseman. She married Richard Conrad on Aug. 8, 1954, and he survives. She was a 1951 graduate of Greencastle High School and a 1954 graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing. Later she became the director of nursing at Asbury Towers in Greencastle, retiring in 1990...
Charles W. Brandt Jr., (08/28/07)
July 6, 1932-Aug. 25, 2007 Charles W. Brandt Jr., 75, Cloverdale, died Saturday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Princena (Jeffers) Brandt. A 1951 graduate of Ben David High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from General Motors (Allison) where he was employed fo 42 yers...
Terry K. Gorham (08/28/07)
May 12, 1954-Aug. 26, 2007 Terry K. Gorham, 53, Greencastle, died Sunday afternoon at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Thomas Lee and Garnett (Williams) Gorham. A 1972 graduate of Greencastle High School, he had worked as a cook at Delta Tau Delta fraternity at DePauw University. ...
Ruby Brunst (08/24/07)
Feb. 3, 1916-Aug. 23, 2007 Ruby Brunst, 91, West Lafayette, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis Born in Fincastle, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Frances (Lawson) Riggle. She graduated from Roachdale High School in 1934 and the same year married H. ...
Wanda Mae Grimes (08/22/07)
Charles Frank White Jr. (08/22/07)
May 9, 1930-Aug. 18, 2007 Charles Frank White Jr., 77, Greencastle, died early Saturday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Charles F. White Sr., and Roxie A. Brewer White. He worked as a carpenter and was a member of Local Union 859 in Greencastle where he also served as the business representative for the union for 17 years before retiring. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite in Indianapolis and was a life member of the VFW...
Teresa Marie Griffin (08/22/07)
March 21, 1956-Aug. 21, 2007 Teresa Marie Griffin, 51, Lebanon, died Tuesday morning at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Loral Keith and Esther Marie (Parrish) Venis...
Earl Phillip Sourwine (08/22/07)
Earl Phillip Sourwine, 80, Shelbyville, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday. He was born in Greencastle and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the infantry division under Gen. George Patton's Third Army. He attended Bryant Business College and worked part-time as a mail clerk at National Bank of Detroit and retired from Rost Jewelry Store...
Michael L. Middleton Sr (08/20/07)
Dec. 15, 1949-Aug. 16, 2007 Michael L. Middleton Sr., 57, Danville, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Danville, Ill., he was the son of Fred and Rosamond (Hardesty) Middleton. He was working in construction...
Michael Middleton (08/19/07)
Michael L. Middleton Sr., 57, Danville, died Thursday at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hadley Cemetery, Danville. A complete obituary will be printed Tuesday...
Olin K. Vicars (08/19/07)
Olin K. Vicars, 68, Greencastle, died Friday morning. Born in Lee County, Va., he was the son of Theodore R. and Callie Lou (Robinette) Vicars. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver for National By-Products in Indianapolis for 23 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of Greencastle Masonic Lodge, Teamsters Local 135 and had attended Harvest Ministries in Greenfield...
Mary Janet Stouder (08/19/07)
Mary Janet Stouder, 75, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Gosport, she was the daughter of Horace and Juanita Asher. A member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle and Tri Kappa, she had worked for many years in downtown Greencastle at the former Prevo's and Ann's Fashion Corner, as well as at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville...
Joan G. Gaebes (08/19/07)
Joan G. Geabes, 79, Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday at Hope Hospice House, Fort Myers, Fla. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Claude W. and Reggie (Williams) Glover...
Mary Lou Ades (08/16/07)
Mary Lou Ades, 82, Lafayette, died recently at her home. Born in Milligan, Ind., she was the daughter of William and Okel (Hazlett) Clark. A 1943 graduate of Russellville High School, she worked at Elston Bank and Trust Company in Waveland. She owned and operated a beauty shop and then worked in the jewelry department at Kohl's Associates for 13 years before retiring at the age of 78...
Donna Jo Mannan (08/15/07)
Donna Jo Mannan, 48, Arlington, Texas, died Sunday in Arlington. Survivors include a son, Frankie Houston Mannan III; mother, Kathryn Acton; brother, David Acton and wife Kim; and many extended family members. Services are today at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington, Texas...
Raymond J. Greve (08/14/07)
Raymond J. Greve, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Waveland, he was the son of Raymond T. and Verna Harder Greve. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Nassau. He was a 1943 graduate of Wabash College where he played football and basketball and was inducted into the Wabash College Basketball Hall of Fame. He also attended Notre Dame for V7 flight training...
Illa Gwen Collins Witt (08/13/07)
Illa Gwen Collins Witt, 76, died Saturday. Born in Morning View, Ky., she was the daughter of Marion Francis and Anna Mae Carlisle Collins. She married James E. Witt on Oct. 31, 1953, and he survives. She was a 1949 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and later attended beautician school in Kentucky. She was a telephone operator for Southwestern or Cincinnati Bell in Ohio and worked at Asbury Towers in Greencastle for 33 years...
Lola "Peg" Hardman Parrish (08/13/07)
Lola Margaret "Peg" Hardman Parrish, 88, Greencastle, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Cloverland, near Brazil, she was the daughter of William Martin and Blanche Kauble Hardman. She married Robert Joseph Parrish on Sept. 14, 1938. He preceded her in death...
Fred Robert Shafer (08/12/07)
Fred Robert Shafer, 89, Mooresville, died Saturday. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of George G. and Minnie E. (Borden) Shafer. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired in 1978 after 36 years at FMC Link-Belt in the tool room. He also owned Shafer Roofing Co. and farmed for many years. He was a volunteer with the Hazelwood Fire Department during the 1960s and '70s, and was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church and Bellevile Masonic Lodge 65...
Dorothy D. Newnum (08/12/07)
Dorothy D. Newnum, 88, West Lafayette, died Friday at Westminster Village, West Lafayette. Born in Perrysville, she was the daughter of Claude A. and Audra (Bodine) Denton. A graduate of Covington High School, she was a retired accountant for Tri-County Telephone. ...
Lana Sue McCurry (08/12/07)
Lana Sue McCurry, Poland, died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Fred and Alpha (Smiley) Hunter. A 1971 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had worked as a veterinary technician in California and Florida, and was an animal activist...
Barbara A. Coffman (08/12/07)
Barbara A. Coffman, 73, Cloverdale, died Sunday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John S. and Florence (Miller) Roll. She was a secretary for American United Life Insurance for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Surviving are husband Beve E. ...
Daniel Joe Minnick (08/10/07)
Daniel Joe Minnick, 56, Brazil, died Friday morning at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Clay County, he was the son of Earl and Mildred (Chambers) Minnick. A 1970 graduate of Brazil High School, he attended Barber School in Indianapolis and worked at Kroger in Greencastle for 35 years as a receiving clerk...
Edna Faye Peggy White (08/09/07)
Edna Faye Peggy White, 90, Russellville, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Bellville, Ill. Born in Bremerton, Wash., she was the daughter of Grover C. and Retta F. (Simpson) Almon. She was a 1935 graduate of Cynthina High School and a member of Russellville Community Church and Eastern Star. She had been employed by Russellville Elevator and Ben Hur Nursing Home as a secretary...
Donald E. Taylor (08/08/07)
Donald E. Taylor, 59, Indianapolis, died Wednes-day at Greenwood Health and Living. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Herbert R. and Emma J. (Lovell) Taylor. A U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, he was a delivery driver for National Printing Plate in Indianapolis...
Lelia Mae Lewis (08/08/07)
A graveside memorial service for Lelia Mae Smith Lewis, who died May 21 in Sierra Vista, Ariz., will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Fillmore Cemetery. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles F. and L. Berenice Dale Smith. She was a 1940 graduate of Fillmore High School...
James H. Kendall (08/07/07)
May 16, 1921-Aug. 5, 2007 James H. Kendall, 86, Greencastle, died Sunday. He was born on May 16, 1921 to Jesse and Goldie Custis Kendall. He was a veteran of WW II and served in the Army. He married Beryl Surber April 30, 1946. She preceded him in death in June, 1989...
John McRae Thorlton (08/07/07)
John McRae Thorlton, 68, Estero, Fla., died Sunday at his residence Sunday from complications due to a lengthy illness caused by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a rare progressive disease that causes scaring of the lungs...
James H. Kendall (08/06/07)
James H. Kendall, 86, Greencastle, died Sunday. He was born on May 16, 1921 to Jesse and Goldie Custis Kendall. He was a veteran of WW II and served in the Army. He married Beryl Surber April 30, 1946. She preceded him in death in June, 1989. He was a retired truck driver from Motor Freight, Greencastle. He was an avid hunter and co-founder of the Deer Creek Coon Hunter...
Derrick P. Jenkins (08/06/07)
Derrick P. Jenkins, 25, Gosport, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in New Albany, he was the son of Jennifer L. Jenkins. He had been a line operator at Boston Scientific in Spencer. Surviving are his mother, Greencastle; girlfriend Angela R. ...
Mary Jane Black (08/06/07)
Mary Jane Black, 94, Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Clarksburg, W. Va., she was the daughter of Fred and Mary Harris Glore. She moved to this area from Rushville and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1930. She traveled to France and Switzerland in 1936 to care for young children. She worked at Montgomery Ward as head bookkeeper, and filled her husband...
Katherine LaVaughn (Scobee) Beam (08/06/07)
March 15, 1920-Aug. 5, 2007 Katherine LaVaughn (Scobee) Beam, 87, Jamestown, died Sunday. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Earl and Alta Scobee. She married Ralph Beam on Sept. 20, 1941 at First Christian Church in Greencastle. He survives...
Derrick P. Jenkins (08/06/07)
Derrick P. Jenkins, 25, Gosport, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following an auto accident. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
James H. Kendall (08/06/07)
James H. Kendall, 86, Greencastle, died Sunday in Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Viola Leonard (08/06/07)
Viola Leonard, 82, Roachdale, died Saturday morning at her residence. Born at Hurley, Va., she was the daughter of Ben H. and Mary Jane Rattlife Spencer. She attended Roachdale Baptist Church and was a member of the Roachdale V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was retired from Motorola in Florida...
Lillian Yvonne Risk (08/03/07)
Lillian Yvonne Risk, 65, Roachdale, died Friday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Remington, she was the daughter of Herman and Ivedene Greenburg Gick. She married Michael L. Risk at Roachdale on Aug 18, 1990, and he survives. She worked at Putnam County Hospital for more than 20 years...
Timothy L. Buis (08/03/07)
Timothy "Tim" L. Buis, 46, Spencer, died Thursday morning at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Gary and Sandy (Cannon) Buis. He had worked as an equipment operator for Spiker Excavating in Greencastle. Surviving are his children, Scott Buis and companion Robin, Avon, Brandon Buis, Greencastle, and Hope Buis, Franklin; his parents, Cataract; brothers Chuck Buis and wife Becky, Coatesville, and Allen Buis; sister Cindy Scobee and husband Danny, Fillmore; companion Linda Rady and children Chris, Josh and Megan Rady; six grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews.. ...
Mary Jane Black (08/03/07)
Mary Jane Black, Greencastle, died Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle
Timothy l. Buis (08/03/07)
Timothy "Tim" L. Buis, 46, Spencer, died Thursday morning at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Gary and Sandy (Cannon) Buis. He had worked as an equipment operator for Spiker Excavating in Greencastle. Surviving are his children, Scott Buis and companion Robin, Avon, Brandon Buis, Greencastle, and Hope Buis, Franklin; his parents, Cataract; brothers Chuck Buis and wife Becky, Coatesville, and Allen Buis; sister Cindy Scobee and husband Danny, Fillmore; companion Linda Rady and children Chris, Josh and Megan Rady; six grandchildren, four nieces and four nephews.. ...
Timothy L. Buis (08/02/07)
Timothy L. Buis, 46, Cloverdale, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Blanche Vaughn (08/01/07)
Blanche Vaughn, 102, Greencastle, formerly of Belle Union, died Wednesday. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Etta Mae McKamey Job. She married Oscar F. Vaughn on Aug. 5, 1927, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1961...