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Obituaries from December 2007

Nellie Rose Green (12/30/07)
Nellie Rose Green, 80, Salem, died Sunday morning at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem. Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of Elza and Loraine (Ridener) Highfill. She was retired from ravelers in Orleans, and was a former employee of Goodwill Industries and Meadowview Health Care Center. She was a member of Saltillo Christian Church and Rebekah Lodge 238 in Seminole, Okla, and the Mitchell VFW Auxiliary...
Edward Raymer (12/28/07)
Edward Raymer, 65, Quincy, died Wednesday at his sister's home in Morgantown. Born in Nashville, Tenn., he was the son of Ernest Mac and Fannie Mae (Gourley) Raymer. He was a graduate of Warren Central High School and attended Indiana University. He was a retired UAW Committeemen at Chrysler Corp. in Kokomo...
Bernice M. Powers (12/28/07)
Bernice M. Powers, 87, Ladoga, died Friday at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born in Bainbridge, she was the daughter of Fred and Corda (Ader) Rogers. She married Lloyd J. Powers on April 12, 1938 in Greencastle. He died in 1991. She worked at the Weathervale Clothing Store in Crawfordsville and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church and was one of the congregation's "Prime Timers."...
Ian Merritt Boswell (12/28/07)
Ian Merritt Boswell, 24, Key Largo, Fla., formerly of Indianapolis and Greencastle, died Monday. He graduated from Coral Shores High School and attended Valencia Community College. He was a member of the Key Largo Baptist Church. At age 14, he worked for Key Divers in Key Largo as a mate until age 21. He then worked for Comcast for more than a year...
Robert Allen Cooper (12/26/07)
Robert Allen Cooper, 77, Mescalero, N.M., died Thursday at his residence. Born in Ellettsville, he was the son of Charles Emmett Cooper and Elsie J. (Jackson) Cooper. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School and Purdue University and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. He was a retired forestry ranger at the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in New Mexico...
Jeanette Birkemeier (12/26/07)
Jeanette Birkemeier, 97, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community. Born at Moorefield in Switzerland County, she was the daughter of Henry Jackson and Jessie Louise Kern Monroe. After graduating from Vevay High School, she attended Indiana University until her marriage to Charles William Birkemeier on Dec. 24, 1930. In her early years of teaching, she taught at a one-room schoolhouse in the town of Florence and at the Vevay Elementary School...
Ruby Katherine Jones (12/26/07)
Ruby Katherine Jones, 97, Greencastle, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
James C. Taylor (12/26/07)
James C. Taylor, 72, Bainbridge, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Estill County, Ky., he was the son of Charlie and Allie Brandenburg Taylor. He married Hannah Haynes, and she survives. Before retiring, he owned and operated several businesses, including used car lots, rental properties, Lakeview fishing lake, farmed and raised cattle...
Othal Pauline "Polly" Mitchell (12/23/07)
Othal Pauline "Polly" Mitchell, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday morning. Born in Marion County, she was the daughter of Clyde Emmett Cassner and Pearl Elizabeth) Snyder Daniels. She had worked as a cook at the Bainbridge school and then at North Putnam High School for 26 years...
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace (12/22/07)
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace, San Antonio, Texas, died Wednesday in San Antonio. Born in Brazil, he was the son of William and Elsie Wallace. He attended Brazil High School and was employed by the G.C. Murphy Company for almost 40 years and HEB grocery stores for 13 years...
Alva "Al" L. Lawless Jr. (12/21/07)
Alva "Al" L. Lawless, 75, Greencastle, died Wednesday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Alva L. and Florence Jane (Doty) Lawless Sr. He married Carolyn Sue Price on Nov. 27, 1957, and she survives. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis in 1951 and attended Butler University...
Clara J. Smyser (12/21/07)
Clara J. Smyser, 88, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Ruth (Cook) Reckel. She had been a cook at Windy Hill Country Club and the Elks Club, and was owner of Smysers Seafood. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Leota M. "Peggy" Stark (12/19/07)
Leota M. "Peggy" Stark, 83, Greencastle, formerly of Minnesota, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.Born in Beroun, Minn., she was the daughter of Lambert Edward and Eva Hazel (Miller) Odendahl. She was a graduate of Pine City High School, Pine City, Minn., and had been a homemaker...
Julia Blue Denune (12/18/07)
Julia Kathryn Blue Denune, 89, Oakley Calif., died Dec. 5 at her home. She was the daughter of Lemuel and Dovie Blue. She married Howard T. Denune on Feb 10, 1940, in Greencastle. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1993. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1936. ...
Dietrich Jerjuan Jackson (12/18/07)
Dietrich Jerjuan Jackson, 17, Greencastle and Atlanta, died Saturday at his grandmother's home. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Aaron Pankratz and Treva Jackson. He was a senior at Greencastle High School and a member of the Key Club. Surviving are his parents, brother Timothy Cheatham, sisters Talon Martin and Aurora Martin, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins...
Robert W. Maybaum (12/18/07)
Robert W. Maybaum, 58, died Saturday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Survivors include his wife Susan; daughters Anjelica Creamer and husband Pat, and Kathryn Maybaum; sons Charles W. Maybaum and John Paul Maybaum; three grandchildren; his father, Russell Dean Maybaum, Ocala, Fla.; brothers Randy Maybaum, Crown Point, and Rusty Maybaum, Ocala, Fla...
Mickey B. Rigdon (12/18/07)
Mickey B. Rigdon, 79, Fillmore, died Sunday morning. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Willard and Isel (Neaunan) Rigdon. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a brakeman for the B&) Railroad for 20 years. Surviving are a son, Darrell B. Rigdon, Danny G. ...
Elmer Sutherlen (12/18/07)
Elmer Sutherlen, 98, Ellettsville, formerly of Quincy, died Sunday at the Residence at McCormick's Creek, Spencer. Born in Owen County, he was the son of Jacob L. and Hattie (Dunkin) Sutherlen. He was an electrician and contractor. He married Edna Mae Wilson on Jan. 6, 1936. She died Jan. 7, 2001...
Debra J. Semlinger (12/15/07)
Debra J. Semlinger, 54, Cloverdale, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Illinois, she was the daughter of Robert and Adalene Alexander. Surviving are a daughter, Crystal Connaday and husband Brian; son Aaron Partin and wife Jennifer; mother Adalene Alexander; sister Karon Gaddis and husband Jay, and sister Vicki Parker...
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb (12/14/07)
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb, 47, Brazil, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 11. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Joseph Franklin and Betty A. (Hillman) Barnett. A 1978 graduate of Van Buren High School and a graduate of Harrold Beauty Academy, she was previously employed as a hairdresser at Fantastic Sam's and Holly Hill Healthcare Facility...
Pauline M. Bridges (12/13/07)
Pauline M. Bridges, 93, Roachdale, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Claude and Nerva Elsberry Smith. She was a homemaker and belonged to the Order of Eastern Star at Roachdale, Fincas-tle Community Club, and formerly attended the Fincastle Commun-ity Church...
Larry Junior Stepp (12/13/07)
Larry Junior Stepp, 62, Coatesville, died Tuesday afternoon. Born in Austin, Ind., he was the son of Virgil and Bonnie E. (Swango) Stepp. He had been an inspector at GM Truck and Bus Division for 42 years, and a reserve Plainfield police officer. He had also worked three years at Webco as a machinist...
Pauline Bridge (12/12/07)
Pauline Bridge, 93, Roachdale, died Tuesday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Arrangements are pending at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale.
Larry Stepp (12/12/07)
Larry Stepp, 62, Coatesville, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Greg A. Richard (12/12/07)
Greg A. Richard, 54, Danville, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of David and Wilma Scobee Richard. He married Jenny Summers on June 15, 1975 in Bainbridge, and she survives. He was a 1971 graduate of North Putnam High School and later attended Vincennes University. ...
Russell J. Compton (12/10/07)
Russell J. Compton, 98, Greencastle, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Miami County, he was the son of Willis and Effie (Overman) Compton. He was a 1931 graduate of Manchester College, received his bachelor of divinity degree from Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Ill., in 1935 and his doctorate from Yale University in 1939. He attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Marburg University in Germany. He was an ordained United Methodist minister...
Shirley Speas (12/09/07)
Shirley Mae McNabb Speas, 70, Russellville, died early Saturday at St. Clare Medical Center, Crawfordsville. Born at Burns City, Ind., she was the daughter of Hallie James and Lestel Pearl (Inman) McNabb. She married Leonard Dean Speas on Nov. 6, 1960 at Scotland, Ind., and he survives...
Patsy R. Cassida (12/08/07)
Patsy R. Cassida, 78, Greencastle, died Friday. She was adopted by Ray and Polly Donahue Sheese at the age of 6 years old. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School. Her husband of 47 years, Melvin E. "Hoppy" Cassida preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2007...
Olive M. "Peg" Smaltz (12/07/07)
Olive M. "Peg" Smaltz, 86, formerly of Greencastle, died early Wednesday morning at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Grace O'Hair Dean. She graduated from Greencastle High School and the American College of Fashion Design in Chicago. ...
Anita Bauer Giesen (12/06/07)
Anita Bauer Giesen, 97, Greencastle, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Dale, Wisc., she was the daughter of Herman and Mable Lippold Bauer. She married Leo Giesen, and he preceded her in death. She had been in sales with Schneider Jewelry for 11 years in New Holstein, Wisc., and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the Alter Guild and Ladies Aide until three years ago when she moved to Greencastle to be with family. She became a member of Peace Lutheran Church...
JoEllen Justus (12/06/07)
JoEllen Justus, 43, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Jack Justus and Jennie Harsch. She was a nurse and had worked at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianpaolis, and at several central Indiana nursing facilities...
Vivian Reta Runnells (12/06/07)
Vivian Reta Runnells, 69, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born Dec. 28, 1937, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Everett and Violet (Miller) York. She was a cook at DePauw University for several years and a cashier at Wal-Mart. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and was an active member of the Lutheran Ladies Missionary League...
Sylvia Underwood (12/06/07)
Sylvia Underwood, 78, Greencastle, died Sunday, Dec. 2 at Putnam County Hospital. Born in 1929, she was the daughter of Emerson and Lydia (Patterson) Scott. She worked many years at the Double Decker Restaurant. Surviving are two nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews, and a cousin...
James Gaston (12/05/07)
James Gaston, 72, Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Harris and Mildred Gaston. He graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1953 and worked for IBM and retired after 29 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Army and was an elder at Longmont Church of Christ for several years...
David Lee Sedden (12/05/07)
David Lee Sedden, 66, Cloverdale, died Sunday at Clarian Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Lottie Pearl (Loveland) Sedden. A member of New Providence Baptist Church, Greencastle, he worked as a welder for Amtrak in Indianapolis...
Jewell E. "Sonny" Terry Jr. (12/05/07)
Jewell E. "Sonny" Terry Jr., 68, Whiteland, died Sunday at Community Hospital South, Indianapolis. Born Feb. 14, 1939 in Putnam County, he was the son of Jewell Emmitt and Kathryn Moreane (McCurry) Terry. A member of the Southport Christian Church and Circle City Carvers, he performed machine maintenance at Allison Gas Turbine, Indianapolis...
Elnora Sunshine Clines (12/04/07)
Elnora Sunshine Clines, 80, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born March 24, 1927 in Owen County, she was the daughter of John and Myrtle (Routt)Bowman. Clines was a member of first Baptist Church in Greencastle and had been a cook in the Cloverdale School System for many years...
Margaret C. "Peggy" Moore (12/04/07)
Margaret C. "Peggy" Moore, 81, Greencastle, died Monday. Born Feb. 15, 1926 in Martinsville, she was the daughter of Richard E. and Grace E. (McClay) Sandy. Moore attended Greencastle High School and Stephens College and graduated from DePauw University...
Vivian Reta Runnells (12/04/07)
Vivian Reta Runnells, 69, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born Dec. 28, 1937, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Everett and Violet (Miller) York. She was a cook at DePauw University for several years and a cashier at Wal-Mart. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and was an active member of the Lutheran Ladies Missionary League...
Elvina M. Ray (12/02/07)
Elvina M. Ray, 91, Cloverdale, died Friday at Rosewalk Village, Lafayette. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Robert Eli and Clara Alice (Cook) McCullough. A homemaker, she was a member of Cloverdale United Methodist Church, Putnam County Hospital Guild and a charter member of Dine and Chat Club, Cloverdale...
David Sedden (12/02/07)
David Sedden, 66, Cloverdale, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Jewell E. Terry Jr. (12/02/07)
Jewell E. Terry Jr., Whiteland, formerly of Greencastle and Belle Union, died Sunday at Community Hospital South, Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Frances J. "Jo-Dee" Rogers (12/01/07)
Frances J. "Jo-Dee" Rogers, 75, Reelsville, died Friday at her residence. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Luther Lawrence and Frances Ioanne (Coffee) Deck. She was a homemaker and former secretary for the Wayne Township Fire Department in Indianapolis for many years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Brazil...
Charles L. Marquart (12/01/07)
Charles L. Marquart, 79, Cloverdale, died Friday at his residence. Born in Linton, he was the son of Albert and Elsie (Schwartz) Marquart. A U.S. Army veteran, he had been a correctional officer at Putnamville Correctional Facility. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Cunot...
Mona Maxine Hobbs Gough (12/01/07)
Mona Maxine Hobbs Gough, 89, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at her residence. Born in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Roy and Edith Mae (Barker) Hobbs. She was a 1936 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She married John Willard Gough on July 2, 1938 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1976...
Elvina M. Ray (12/01/07)
Elvina M. Ray, 91, Cloverdale, died Friday at Rosewalk Village, Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.