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Obituaries from September 2007

Patricia Flaherty (09/30/07)
Patricia L. (Parks) Flaherty, 70, Indianapolis, died Friday. She was a retired secretary for Dotlich Crane Co. She married Ernest M. Flaherty, who survives. Also surviving are daughters Cindy Newkirk, Tammy Diehl and Crystal Young; son Mike Flaherty; sisters Peggy Flory, Sue Ivey and Jane Singleton; brother Gary Parks; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She had several relatives and friends in the Greencastle and Cloverdale areas...
Claral K. Clodfelter (09/28/07)
Claral K. Clodfelter 87, Crawfordsville, formerly of Russellville, died Thursday at St. Clare Medical Center. Born at Roachdale she was the daughter of Daniel and Elsie Porter Thompson. A 1938 graduate of Roachdale High School, she was a homemaker. Her memberships include Russellville Community Church, Waveland Order of Eastern Star 539. She graduated from Roachdale High School 1938...
Ernest L. "Duke" Smith (09/28/07)
Ernest L. "Duke" Smith, 78, Coatesville, died Thursday. Born in Carabelle, Fla., he was a graduate of Bay High School and was a member of the 1948 Florida High School state championship football team and was selected All-State Tackle. He was a 1954 graduate of Florida State University and retired from Amoco Oil in 1987 after 29 years of service...
Robert L. Gilliland (09/28/07)
A memorial Celebration of Life for Robert L. Gilliland, 81, Greencastle, will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Greencastle Elks Lodge. Doors open at 3 p.m. with memorial at 3:20 p.m.
Darrin K. Query (09/28/07)
Darrin K. Query, 40, Greencastle, died Thursday morning at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1966 in Putnam County, he is the son of Larry K and Carolyn Ann (Meyers) Query. He married Lindsay (Mahan) Query on May 26, 2007. She survives. He attended Greencastle High School and worked for Pingleton Sawmill for 19 years...
Ira Eugene McKee (09/28/07)
Ira Eugene McKee, 67, North Salem, died Thursday in Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Alpine, Ky., he was the son of the late Arthur McKee and Virginia Sexton McKee. He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons and worked as a carpenter for CSX Railroad...
William L. McClellan (09/28/07)
John L. Huston (09/27/07)
John L. Huston, 55, Greencastle, died Thursday. a graduate of Brownsburg High School, he had been an over-the-road truck driver for Interactive Logistics for 30 years. He was a charter member of Sons of the Brownsburg American Legion and the Greencastle Moose Lodge...
Lola J. Merkel (09/27/07)
Lola J. Merkel, 52, West Lafayette, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Born in Lafayette, she was the daughter of William E. and Bernaldine (LaGuire) Merkel. She had worked for Greenbrush Industries and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She was a life resident of Lafayette and attended the Wabash Center...
Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr. (09/26/07)
Enrico Aquino Garcia Jr., 44, Terre Haute, died Sunday afternoon at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He died Sunday afternoon of a sudden heart attack while training with Task Force 7 -- a multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary response team involving resources (fire/rescue, law enforcement, hazardous materials, health departments, EMS,) from eight Indiana counties...
Geraldine Hatfield (09/26/07)
Geraldine Hatfield, 78, Roachdale, died Tuesday at her residence. Born at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Guy and Blanche (Moore) McClellan. A 1947 graduate of Ladoga High School, she was a member of Roachdale Christian Church. She married Edwin Ray Hatfield on Dec. 24, 1946 at Ladoga. He died Sept. 22, 2007...
Former DePauw president Richard Rosser dies at 78 (09/24/07)
Richard F. Rosser, DePauw's seventeenth president who led the University from 1977 to 1986, passed away Friday in Maine. He was 78 years old. Under Dr. Rosser's leadership, DePauw restored historic East College, renovated Asbury Hall and Roy O. West Library, and built the Lilly Physical Education and Recreation Center. The University's endowment grew four-fold from $19.4 million to $83.2 million during his tenure...
Nancy C. McMains (09/24/07)
Nancy C. McMains, 60, Plainfield, died Sunday in Indianapolis. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she was the daughter of Francis and Barbara (Pope) O'Brien. She was married to Randal McMains, who survives. A graduate of Greencastle High School, she was a warehouse worker at Hat World for five and a half years...
Dorothy M. (Stringer) Crawford (09/24/07)
Dorothy M. (Stringer) Crawford, 75, Plainfield, died Sunday at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. A former resident of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Henry and Bes­sie (Thompson) Callahan. She was a press operator in Plant Five at Allison's Division of General Motors for 19 years...
Roberta L. "Berdee" Lanie (09/24/07)
Roberta L. "Berdee" Lanie, 60, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in LaPorte, she was the daughter of Robert and Helen (Saunders) Cripe. A guidance counselor at Greencastle Middle School for the last 17 yeas, she was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Green­castle Cemetery Board, and the Greencastle Housing Authority Board...
Edwin Ray Hatfield (09/23/07)
Edwin Ray Hatfield, 83, Roachdale, died Saturday morning at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Edwin Ray and Mary Alice (Watkins) Hatfield. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a 1942 graduate of Roachdale High School and retired from farming and IBM Corp. at Greencastle...
Charlene E. Cox (09/23/07)
Charlene E. Cox, 56, Greencastle, died Friday evening at her residence. Born in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Gerald P. and Eileen (Fox) Yater. She was a 1969 graduate of Reelsville High School. She was in partnership with Central Insurance Agency and later was an agent for Old National Bank Insurance, and for Hayes Murphy and Sharp Insurance. ...
Emma 'Frances' Allen (09/23/07)
Emma "Frances" Allen, 101, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Asbury Towers. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of Leander and Kate (Walker) Browning. She was a graduate of Danville Normal College with a degree in elementary education. She was a homemaker and a third-grade teacher at Miller Elementary School for four years. ...
Betty Ann Cummins (09/22/07)
Betty Ann Cummins, 75, Martinsville, died Friday at Miller's Merry Manor in Mooresville. Born in Paris, Ill., she was the daughter of George P. and Lois (Dickson) Sloan. She married Clarence E. Cummins, and he survives. She was a registered Nurse for Dr. Robert Heavin, Coatesville...
Garald W. Starr (09/22/07)
Garald W. "GW" Starr, 85, Cloverdale, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Bedford, he was the son of William Atlee and Lily Mae (Howel) Starr. He was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. He married Martha Baker on Aug. 9, 1947. She survives. He served in the United States Navy in WWII...
Michelle Price (09/21/07)
Michelle "Bertha" Price, 49, Brazil, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Brazil, she was the daughter of Harry and Virginia Kauffman Price. She was employed at Lear Corporation in Greencastle. She had attended Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil...
Ruth F. Dunagan (09/19/07)
Ruth F. Dunagan, 84, Cloverdale, formerly of Quincy, died Monday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Frank Smith Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Black) Smith. She was a homemaker. She was married to Louis P. "Chick" Dunagan. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2005...
Robert L. Gilliland (09/19/07)
Robert L. Gilliland, 81, Greencastle, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of Leonard and Fern (Kuhns) Gilliland. He resided in Crawfordsville and Fort Wayne before settling in Greencastle in 1959. He retired from Public Service Indiana/Cinergy in 1993 after 34 years as a journeyman lineman. He was a member of IBEW Local 1393...
Teresa Lea Hall (09/19/07)
Teresa Lea Hall, 60, Hollywood, Fla., died Friday. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herbert and Helen Campbell Hall. She was a legal secretary working in Estate Probate. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa M. Lopez; son, Lee Recio; brothers Richard, Mark and Jay Hall and sister, Trudy Hall...
Geneva Grush (09/18/07)
Geneva Grush, 98, Cloverdale, died Thursday, Sept. 13 at her residence. Born in Nappanee, she was the daughter of Jacob C. Babcock and Dela (Roose) Grush. She married Donald Grush on Feb. 13, 1928. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1956. Survivors include a daughter, Eloise C. Wolski, Cloverdale; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren...
Steve E. Stinson (09/16/07)
Peggy Jo Plunkett (09/16/07)
Peggy Jo Plunkett 70, Roachdale, died at Saturday morning at Hendricks Regional Health. Born at Boxley, she was the daughter of Herman and Iris K. (Hicks) Stowers. She graduated from New Winchester High School in 1955. She retired in December 2003 after serving as Roachdale Town Clerk Treasurer for 22 years. She was a member of Roachdale Christian Church and former member of Beta Sigma Phi of Roachdale...
Olivia Mary Dickhaut (09/16/07)
Olivia Mary Dickhaut, 99, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Posey County, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Wulf) Dickhaut. A graduate of Protestant Deaconess Hospital in Nursing in Evansville, she earned a bachelor s degree in nursing from Indiana University. She was a nurse, nursing instructor and director of nursing at Protestant Deaconess Hospital, and served as a missionary nurse in China and Mexico...
Paul E. "Sarg" Calhoon (09/16/07)
Paul E. "Sarg" Calhoon, 75, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Cairo, Ill., he was the son of Cecil L. and Frances M. (Johnson) Calhoon. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years. He was a member of the Teamsters and had been a school bus driver in Putnam County for many years...
Helen A. Stringer (09/15/07)
Helen A. Stringer, 89, Greencastle, died Friday morning at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Virgil and Eva (McCloud) Wincel. She was a homemaker and a member of Jehovah's Witness. She married Loyd Stringer, who preceded her in death...
Donald L. "Don" Hudkins (09/13/07)
Donald L. "Don" Hudkins, 79, Sebastian, Fla., died Wednesday at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. Born in Fulton County, had lived in Sebastian for 18 years, moving from Plainfield. He ad been a superintendent with the Indiana Department of Correction...
George T. Cox (09/12/07)
George T. Cox, 70, Greencastle, died Wednes-day morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Tonny W. and Frances Louise (Schmeltekop) Cox. He had worked as a die-mule driver at the General Motors truck and bus plant in Indianapolis for 39 years, retiring in 1999. He had previously worked at Handy's Dairy in Greencastle. He was a U.S. Navy veteran...
Dorothy Newgent Pickett (09/12/07)
Dorothy Newgent Pickett, 85, died Wednesday at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of L. Russell and Gertrude Newgent. She resided with her family in Indiana for many years before moving to Bridgewater, N.J., in 1972. She was employed as an assistant buyer for L.S. Ayers in Indiana...
Margie Sue Taylor (09/11/07)
Margie Sue Taylor, 73, Greencastle, died Monday at The Waters. Born in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Vern and Mamie Herndon Clark. Her husband, the Rev. Paul Taylor, survives. She was a homemaker and member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church...
Mary Olive Hutcheson (09/12/07)
Mary Olive Hutcheson, 97, Fairfield, Ohio, and formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles Washington and Mary Franklin Hamilton. She married Claude Hutcheson in Seelyville on Dec. 25, 1928. He preceded her in death in 1977...
Charles Albert Brock (09/12/07)
Charles Albert Brock, 96, Stilesville, died Monday. Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Charles E. and Nancy (Davee) Brock. He attended Centerton School, and was a farmer in Morgan County, moving to Hendricks County in 1935. He was a member of Stilesville Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge...
Narvella W. Jones (09/10/07)
Narvella W. Jones, 79, Crawfordsville, passed away at St. Clare Medical Center on Sunday. Born at Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Fred and Geneva Brown Conkright. She married James Robert Jones on June 15, 1946 at Crawfordsville. preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2000...
Lora Haskell (09/10/07)
Lora R. (Hofmann) Haskell, 30, Avon, died Saturday, Sept. 8 following a car accident. Born in Franklin, she was the daughter of Michael and Sharon (Follis) Hofmann. She married Allen Haskell on July 14, 2001 in West Terre Haute. She was a seventh grade teacher at North Putnam Middle School. She was a 1999 graduate of Indiana State University and a member of Cartersburg Community Church...
Vera Mae Leslie (09/09/07)
Vera Mae Leslie, 77, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was he daughter of Rollie A. and Katherine (Kendall) Royse. She was a homemaker. She was married to Glenford "Glen" Leslie. He survives. Also surviving are three daughters Rosey Phipps and husband Mike, and Marsha Manion and husband Lew, all of Greencastle, and Janet King and husband Phil, Fillmore; son Thomas W. ...
Marian E. McCormick (09/09/07)
Marian E. McCormick, 88, Cataract, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Alva D and Hazel (Farris) Small. A homemaker, she had been an assembler at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle. She was a member of Cataract Missionary Baptist Church and Bible Baptist Church at Millgrove...
Anna Mae Whitlock (09/09/07)
Anna Mae Whitlock, 79, Greencastle, died Friday evening at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Bennet and Evelyn (Myers) Plummer. A 1946 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had worked at G.C. Murphy's for 10 years and at the Angwell Curtain Factory for one year. ...
Barry Lee Baker Sr. (09/09/07)
Barry Lee Baker Sr., 58, Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Family Funeral Care, Indianapolis, with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ann Osol (09/06/07)
Ann Osol, 87, Greencastle, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of Francesca and Joseph Pietrak of Poland, Europe. She came to Putnam County in 1984 with her husband Constantin Osol, moving from New York. Together they devoted 49 years to helping their neighbors in New York and Putnam County learn about Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses...
John Stouder (09/06/07)
John William Stouder, 75, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Born in Gosport, he was the son of Dr. Charles and Mary Stouder. A member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle, the Lions Club, and the Gosport Chapter of the Masonic Lodge, he was a salesman at Correlated Products of Indianapolis for 35 years...
Richard L. Watson (09/06/07)
Richard L. Watson, 87, Crawfordsville, died Tuesday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Oral F. and Nellie Ruth Wilson Watson. He married Frances Ellen Galloway on July 4, 1943. She preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 1996...
Ann Osol (09/05/07)
Ann Osol, 87, Greencastle, died Thursday, Aug. 30 at her residence.
John William Stouder (09/05/07)
John William Stouder, 75, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Born in Gosport, he was the son of Dr. Charles and Mary Stouder. A member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle, the Lions Club, and the Gosport Chapter of the Masonic Lodge, he was a salesman at Correlated Products of Indianapolis for 35 years...
Helen Louise Higgins (09/05/07)
Helen Louise Higgins, 76, Crawfordsville, formerly of Russellville, died Sunday morning at St. Clare Medical Center. Born in Shannondale, she was the daughter of Ora Lee and Mary (Mikewell) Miles. A homemaker, she had been a teacher's aide at Russellville school, and was formerly employed at Singer, Hillman's Jewelers, Colleen's at Crawfordsville, and the Greencastle Wal-Mart. ...
Annetta Lee Young (09/04/07)
Annetta Lee Young, 68, Brazil, died Saturday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law after an extended battle with cancer. Born in Brazil, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Young and Elizabeth Annetta Mormans Young. She was a 1957 graduate of Brazil High School. While in school, she worked at the Murphy's five and dime store as a cosmetics clerk, and after graduation, worked for Lynn Kidd Insurance Company...
John H. Buttrey (09/04/07)
John H. Buttrey, 74, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of William Edgar and Nellie Madeline Vaughn Buttrey. He served in the U.S. Army and married Eiko Wakamatsu on April 18, 1956, and she survives. He retired from IBM and was a member of the IBM Retirees Club...
Geraldine W. Erpelding (09/01/07)
Geraldine W. "Geri" Erpelding, 86, Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Rinebeck, Iowa, she was the daughter of Louis and C. Eva Black Weber. She married Alvin J. Erpelding on Sept. 2, 1948, and he survives. She was a 52-year member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and taught religious education for many years...
Virginia R. Clark (09/01/07)
Virginia R. Clark, 87, Fillmore, died Thursday. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of Herschel and Elsie Cowgill Ruark. She married Norris W. Clark on Dec. 23, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2001. She retired from the Bursar's Office at DePauw University and was a life-long member of Fillmore Christian Church...