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Obituaries from October 2007

June Marie Larison (10/31/07)
June Marie Larison, 78, Poland, died Wednesday at Summerfield Health Care Center, Cloverdale. Born in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Walter Foreman and Letha K. (Caldwell) Foreman. She married Donald E. Larison on Oct. 10, 1972, and he survives...
Marilyn Joan Jordan-Rehl (10/30/07)
Marilyn Joan James Jordan-Rehl, 74, Brazil, died Sunday. Born in Lena, Ind., she was the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Vaught) Morlan. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1963 and was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church and formerly attended the Bee Ridge Christian Church...
James Edward Foote Jr. (10/30/07)
James Edward Foote Jr., 43, Poland, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of James Edward Foote Sr. and Cherylee Lynn (Williams) Foote Sinex. He was a correctional officer with Plainfield IYC, attended Freedom Baptist Church and was a member of Fraternal Order of Police...
Gail Carlene McLin (10/29/07)
Gail Carlene McLin, 61, Brazil, died at noon Saturday at her residence. Born in Mt. Clemens, Mich., she was the daughter of John H. and Anne Meeks Myers. She had worked for several years in food service at DePauw University and the Indiana Reception Diagnostic Center...
Elijah Lewis (10/29/07)
Elijah Lewis, 67, Coatesville, died Friday. Born in Manchester, Ky., he was the son of Letcher Perry and Mary Ellen (Collins) Lewis. He had been employed at Laser Mobile Home Transport, and at Deer Meadow Elementary School. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Tonya R. ...
James Foote (10/29/07)
James Foote, 43, Poland, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Noble Woodson "Woody" New (10/28/07)
Noble Woodson "Woody" New, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Dnaville, he was the son of Noble Y. and Marie Opal Key New. A farmer, he was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary New; children Noble W. New and wife RhoDonna, Greencastle, James H. ...
Elijah Lewis (10/28/07)
Elijah Lewis, 67, Coatesville, died Friday. Born in Manchester, Ky., he was the son of Letcher Perry and Mary Ellen (Collins) Lewis. He had been employed at Laser Mobile Home Transport, and at Deer Meadow Elementary School. Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Tonya R. ...
Oma Ruth Flint (10/28/07)
Oma Ruth Flint, 87, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Lagrange County, she was the daughter of Russell and Kitty (Forst) Fuller. She was a homemaker and a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. She married Lewis Flint on June 18, 1938. He died in 1990...
Timothy Scott Deaton (10/28/07)
Timothy Scott Deaton, 21, Lafayette, formerly of Crawfordsville, died Saturday at Lafayette. Born in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., he was the son of Gerald and Peggy (Sewell) Deaton. A 2004 graduate of Crawfordsville High School, he was a member of Browns Valley Christian Church...
Jeanette Busenbark (10/27/07)
Jeanette Busenbark, 80, Greencastle, died Friday at Autumn Glen retirement community. Born in Ladoga, she was the daughter of Homer and Nellie Sutherlin Dam-ewood. She was a homemaker and member of Tri Kappa and Happy Homemakers Club. Survivors include a son, Joe Ed Busenbark and wife Susan, Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Diane Bousman and husband Phillip, Greencastle; two sisters, Louise Shelton, Terre Haute, and Lois Woodruff, Indianapolis; and four grandchildren...
Elsie Key (10/27/07)
Elsie Key, 80, Indianapolis, died Friday. Born in Bee Spring, Ky., he was the son of Frances M. and Sarah Woodcock Key. He married Margaret Eggers on Jan. 17, 1970, and she preceded him in death on July 19, 1986. He worked as a laborer. Survivors include his sister Addie Davis, Bowling Green, Ky...
Robert Dale Pettit (10/27/07)
Robert Dale Pettit, 71, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Harold and Mary Goodman Pettit. He retired from Greencastle High School and was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1592 and the American Legion. Survivors include four brothers, Richard, Ronald and David Pettit, all of Greencastle, and William Pettit, Avon...
Marjorie G. Akers (10/26/07)
Marjorie G. Akers, 93, Greencastle, died Thursday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Hammond, Ill., she was the daughter of Jesse Raymond and Clara (Bowen) South. She was a 1932 graduate of Bainbridge High School and later attended Indiana University School of Nursing, graduating in 1936. She married Eugene Francis Akers on Oct. 10, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2001...
Gregory Lykken (10/26/07)
Gregory Webb Lykken, 42, Garland, Texas, died Oct. 16 at his residence. Born in Princeton, Ind., he was the son of Gerald and Rovilla Lykken. He moved to Texas at the age of 20 and graduated from North Texas State University with a master's degree in accounting. He worked as a certified public accountant in the Dallas area...
Cecil J. Florence (10/25/07)
Cecil J. Florence, 71, Jamestown, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Cynthiana, Ky., he was the son of Robert Florence and Ethel Navarre Florence. He worked as a sales manager in electronics and was a member of Jamestown Christian Church, Lions Club in Jamestown and Van Bibber, Indiana Lions Club Cancer Control and coached little league baseball...
Amy M. Henry (10/25/07)
Amy M. Henry, 66, Roachdale, died Tuesday. Born in Little Point, she was the daughter of Kenneth A. and Mary I. Ricks Allison. She was a graduate of Eminence High School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Charles A. ...
Gabrielle Jean Robertson (10/25/07)
Gabrielle Jean Robertson died at birth Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at Home Hospital in Lafayette. Her parents are Jerry and Didi Wright Robertson Additional survivors include her maternal grandparents, Dennis and Debbie Wright, Lynn; paternal grandparents, George and Joyce Robertson, Roachdale; an uncle, Craig Robertson, Broadripple; aunts and uncles Kathleen and Luke Erickson, Madison, Danielle and Bill Toth, Indianapolis, Darrell and Michelle Wright, Fountain City, and Neal and Trisha Wright, Fountain City.. ...
Helen L. Walton (10/25/07)
Helen Louise Walton, 73, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Adair County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Logan Smith and Mary Beth (Pingleton) Smith. She married Kenneth Edward Walton, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2003...
Charles Long (10/24/07)
Charles Winferd Long, 71, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of William and Macie Lane Long. He was a U.S. Airforce veteran and later was a mechanic instructor at Greencastle Vocational School, Putnam County Area Vocational School and Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield, retiring in 1995...
Eugene Peters (10/24/07)
Eugene Peters, 79, Crawfordsville, formerly of Russellville, died Tuesday at Ben Hur Nursing Home, Crawfordsville. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Henry and Willie (Walters) Peters. He married Iris E. Nipper on Aug. 16, 1947, in Punta Gorda, Fla., and she survives...
Grace W. Myers (10/23/07)
Grace W. “Jackie” Myers, 75, Macomb, Ill., formerly of Indiana, died Sunday at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. Born in Bonanza, Ky., she was the daughter of John Wesley and Mahala Susan (Stanley) Music. She married Jimmie Joe Myers on July 22, 1954. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2007...
Charles W. Sentman (10/23/07)
Charles W. Sentman, 65, Waveland died Sunday afternoon at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Covington, he was the son of Charles E. Sentman and Florence Briner Sentman. He was a 1960 Graduate of Turkey Run High School, a member of Waveland Masonic Lodge 300, attended Hillsboro Nazarene Church, and was an active auctioneer and appraiser for more than 40 years. He also owned, operated and maintained a sawmill in Waveland, and a pallet recycling facility in Hillsboro...
Lucille Hart Wilson (10/23/07)
Lucille Hart Wilson, 99, Greencastle, died Thursday at Asbury Towers. Born near Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Miller Hart. She graduated from DePauw University and immediately began a career in teaching, which lasted for 42 years, 28 of which were in Indianapolis...
Loranza Worley (10/23/07)
Loranza Newberry Worley, 100, Indianapolis, died Sunday. Born in Overton County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Henry S. and Lottie Ledford Newberry. She was a homemaker and member of Bainbridge Christian Church. Survivors include her children, Geraldine Malone, Irene Gibbs, Harold Worley and Anna Cummings; a brother, Dormal Newberry; 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Maxine Felling (10/21/07)
Maxine Felling, 88, Terre Haute, died Friday. She retired in 1984 after 33 years teaching elementary school. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University. After retirement, she served a legal secretary for Felling Law Office in Greencastle for more than five years...
Mabel L. Smith (10/21/07)
Mabel L. Smith, 81, Quincy, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Marion County, Ky., she was the daughter of Robert Mitchell and Virgie Virginia (Nelson) Myers. She was a homemaker. She married Horace Neier, who died June 4, 1966, and Paul Smith, who died Aug. 24, 1988...
Wanda M. Came (10/20/07)
Wanda M. Harmless Came, 91, Greencastle, formerly of Clay County, died Thursday at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of T. Ernest Pell and Margaret Wilson Pell. She graduated from Van Buren High School and in July of 1936, married Thomas G. Harmless. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1954...
Thomas E. Wilson (10/20/07)
Thomas Edward Wilson, 77, Roachdale, died Friday at his residence. Born at Quebec, Tenn., he was the son of Thomas Ether Wilson and Eula Mae Sanders Wilson. He married Anna Colene Daughterty on June 19, 1952 at Nashville, Tenn. He was retired from Rexnard Corp. at Indianapolis...
Shirley M. Roof (10/18/07)
A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Putnam County Public Library for Shirley M. Roof, 75, a Greencastle resident who died earlier this week. Roof will be buried Saturday in Climax, Mich., though her friends in Putnam County can come together to remember her at the library between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Sherry Kay McClain (10/18/07)
Sherry Kay McClain, 58, Indianapolis, died Monday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Gerald and Della M. Frazier Hood She was a plasma recruiter with Indiana Blood Center for several years. Survivors include her children, Eric K. ...
Ronald E. Pierce (10/17/07)
Ronald E. Pierce, 71, New Castle, died Monday. Born in Straughn, he was the son of Millard and Arrow (York) Pierce. He worked as a barber, car salesman and auctioneer, owning Pierce's Barber Shop, Ron Pierce Auto Sales and Arrow Auction Co. for many years...
Wintfard J. "Bud" White Jr. (10/17/07)
Wintfard J. "Bud" White Jr., 51, Danville, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Wintfard J. Sr. and Martena (Smith) White. He was an electrical test specialist at Hendricks Regional Health. He was a 1974 graduate of Danville Community High School and attended New Winchester Baptist Church...
Shirley M. Roof (10/17/07)
Shirley M. Roof, 75, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Garden Villa Skilled Nursing Home in Bedford. Born in Freemont, Ohio, she was the daughter of Merlin and Carlie (Folis) Siler. A graduate of Dundee High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in general studies and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Tuesday Reading Circle for 20 years...
Jack D. Bixler (10/17/07)
Jack D. Bixler, 68, Coatesville, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Spencer, he was the son of Louis and Ethel Douglas Bixler. He was a press metal operator for GM Truck and Bus Division for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of U.A.W. He married Kay Mildner Underwood Bixler, and she survives...
Tracy L. Benassi (10/17/07)
Tracy L. Benassi, 34, Fillmore, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Denzil and Barbara (Head) Benassi. He married Tonya (Aikee) Benassi, and she survives. He was self-employed as a brick mason and had been so for several years...
Shirley Roof (10/16/07)
Shirley Roof, 75, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Langeland Family Funeral Homes in Kalamazoo, Mich. A local memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Dorotha Mae Unger (10/15/07)
Dorotha Mae Unger, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clarence and Cleavie Shilling. A 1942 graduate of Greencastle High School, she graduated from Approved Beauty Academy of Indiana. She was a homemaker, and a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church...
John Buford Marsee Sr. (10/15/07)
John Buford Marsee Sr., 77, Coatesville, died Saturday. Born in Middlesboro, Ky., he was the son of Daniel Edward and Magnola Browning Marsee. He worked at Western Electric in molding, retiring in 1985. Survivors include five daughters, Dinah K. Crouch, Hillsdale, Sherry McGinnis, Hazelwood, Jennalu Manly, Coatesville, Ramona Crouch, Bridgeport, Ill., and Kimberly Davis, New Mexico; two sons, John B. ...
Charles E. Dowell (10/15/07)
Charles E. Dowell, 69, Roachdale, died at the Ladoga residence of his niece on Monday morning. Born at Kenvir, Ky., he was the son of Charles Edward and Prudie Elizabeth Dowell Sr. He made his home with his niece Judy Tobin, Roachdale, for the last two years. He worked in heating and air conditioning for D & L Heating in Dayton, Ohio, before retirement in 1979. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
George W. Minkler (10/14/07)
George W. Minkler, 88, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Coxsakie, N.Y., he was the son of Lester and Pearl (Harris) Minkler. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he earned a battle star in France and Germany. He was a graduate of Cornwall on the Hudson High School and Purdue University. He was a charter member of Poland Volunteer Fire Dept., serves as a trustee and moderator at Big Walnut Baptist Church, and retired from farming after 40 years...
Ruth Omadene Decker (10/14/07)
Ruth Omadene Decker, 94, died Friday at her brother's residence in Muncie following an extended illness. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Henry J. and Effie "Marie" Murphy Smith, and attended Greencastle Schools. She moved to Muncie in 1935 and was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company during World War II, and at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Halteman Village Baptist Church...
Lucy Tucker (10/14/07)
Lucy M. Tucker, 92, Greencastle, died Sunday. Inurnment will be in Shelbyville. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Morgan Lee Gentry (10/13/07)
Morgan Lee Gentry, New Market, died Thursday. He was born the son of Ryan and Angela Gentry. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Rylan and Colson Gentry, New Market, and Dawson Beck, Montezuma, and a sister, Trystan Beck, Montezuma; grandparents Dennis and Lisa Gentry, New Market, Peg and Curt Livesay, Crawfordsville, Louis English and Vickie App, Greencastle; great-grandparents John and Nancy App, Harold and Donna Gentry, Dan and Oma Sewell and Joan and Glenn Livesay...
Bradley Phillips II (10/13/07)
Bradley W. Phillips II, 18, Greencastle, died Thursday. He was born in Indianapolis to Bradley W. and Ruth Ann Parrish Phillips. Bradley was a student at Greencastle High School and was involved in Special Olympics Bowling. His paternal grandmother, Mary Phillips and his maternal grandfather, Dewayne Parrish Sr. preceded him in death...
Curtis R. Scheuermann (10/11/07)
Curtis R. Scheuermann, 48, Greencastle, died Tues-day. Born in Quincy, Ill., he was the son of Raymond E. and Ellen H. (Curtis) Scheuermann. A graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute, he was an automotive diesel technician with York Automotive Group...
Sandra Kay Siddons (10/10/07)
Sandra Kay Siddons, 46, Peru, died Oct. 6 as the result of an accident in Jerseyville, Ill. She was the daughter of Russell and Hazel Siddons, Danville. Additional survivors include her husband Bryan Washburn; a brother, Clyde A. Siddons and wife Shirley; a sister, Connie Lindsey and husband Gene; and a grandmother, Mary A. Siddons, Arkansas...
Wendell Brattain (10/09/07)
Wendell I. Brattain, 80, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Danville Regional Health. Born in Parke County, he was the son of James Eldon and Hila (Cornwell) Brattain. A 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a retired mail carrier and a long-time farmer in Putnam County. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodges of Bainbridge and Greencastle, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, several swine associations and an active supporter of Putnam County 4-H...
Patricia Hubble (10/09/07)
Patricia A. Hubble, 65, Coatesville, died Sunday at The Villages of Avon Healthcare. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Leo and Florence I. (Hood) Custis. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Robert Hubble; son Jeffrey Hubble and wife Denise, Clermont; brother Donald Custis, Indianapoli-s; and three grandchildren...
Adam Ramey (10/09/07)
Adam B. Ramey, 29, Danville, died Friday. Born in Virginia, he was the son of Alan and Angeline Ramey. He had been a crane operator for JDH Construction, and a heavy equipment operator for various construction companies. He was a member of Greencastle Christian Church...
Everett Everman (10/06/07)
Everett Leon Everman, 93, Roachdale, died at Friday morning at Mill Pond Health Campus at Greencastle. Born at Morton, he was the son of James and Goldie (Obenchain) Everman. He retired from IBM in 1974 and served on the town Board at Roachdale for several years. He was a decorated WWII veteran serving in the U. S. Army from 1941-46. He served in the Pacific theater of operations in the Avengers of Battan...
Virginia Ann Parker (10/06/07)
Virginia Ann Parker, 72, Greenville, Texas, formerly of Belle Union, died Thursday at Briarcliff Nursing Center, Greenville. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Oral Ray and Sarah Isabel (Salsman) Parker. She was a graduate of Irving High School in Irving, Texas and had worked as a clerical secretary...
Kimberly Sue Taylor (10/05/07)
Kimberly Sue Taylor, 46, Brazil, died unexpectedly Wednesday. She was the daughter of Howard Russell Escott and Delores Smith Escott. She graduated from Brazil High School. She worked at Lear Manufacturing in Greencastle. She was a member of the Peniel United Methodist Church...
Rachel Cooper (10/04/07)
A memorial service has been planned for Rachel Cooper, 86, formerly of Putnam County, who died Jan. 12 in Panama City, Fla. The service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brick Chapel Church with burial to follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Lucille Hutcheson. She met and married Red Cooper, her husband of 39 years...
Joe Everson (10/03/07)
Joe Everson, 63, Greencastle, died Monday at St. Vincent Heart Center. Born in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Frantz and Nannie Woodall Everson. He was raised in Parke County. Everson graduated from Turkey Run High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Indiana State University, worked at Public Service Indiana for 14 years, and was a manager at Wal-Mart Distribution since 1992. He was the longest standing employee at the Greencastle Distribution Center...
Danver R. Hudson (10/03/07)
Danver R. Hudson, 79, Greencastle, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Butler County, Ky., he was the son of Dan and Ella Hack Hudson. He owned and operated Hudson's Market in Fillmore for 22 years. He was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Carol Louise Keck (10/03/07)
Carol Louise Keck, 68, Roachdale, died early Tuesday at her residence. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Harold S. and Geneva I. (Blaydes) Young. A, 1957 graduate of Roachdale High School, she was a member of the New Hope Christian Church and F.A.H. Club of Roachdale. She worked at the Dime Store in Crawfordsville and R.R. Donnelley's in Crawfordsville. She served as a song evangelist around West Central Indiana for many years...
Robert Ray Romas (10/03/07)
Robert "Bob" Ray Romas, 73, of Clay County, died Monday at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Clay County's Perry Township, he was the son of Harry and Emma Siegelin Romas. He was a 1952 graduate of Brazil High School and later served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59. He married Doris May Meyer Sept. 2, 1978, and she survives...
Carol Louise Keck (10/02/07)
Carol Louise Keck, 68, Roachdale, died early Tuesday at her residence. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Harold S. and Geneva I. (Blaydes) Young. A, 1957 graduate of Roachdale High School, she was a member of the New Hope Christian Church and F.A.H. Club of Roachdale. She worked at the Dime Store in Crawfordsville and R.R. Donnelley's in Crawfordsville. She served as a song evangelist around West Central Indiana for many years...
Joe Everson (10/02/07)
Joe Everson, 63, Greencastle, died Monday at St. Vincent Heart Center, Carmel. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.