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Obituaries from January 2008

Ronald Wayne Nickerson (01/31/08)
Ronald Wayne Nickerson, 77, formerly of Cloverdale, died Wednesday in Florida. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Daniel and Verna (Lasley) Nickerson. He married Shirley Parker in 1952 and she preceded him in death. He married Madeline Nickerson, and she survives...
Floyd C. Bettis (01/30/08)
Floyd C. Bettis, 81, Avon, died Monday at his residence. The son of Cay and Ruth (Street) Bettis, he was a pipe fitter and plumber at Detroit Diesel Allison Division. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 500 and Danville Conservation Club. Survivors include sons, David C., Randy L., Ricky D., Stephen W., Timothy A. ...
Don Lloyd Tate (01/29/08)
Don Lloyd Tate, 92, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of James and Cinda Wright Tate. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School and later worked at Swisher Cigar Company where he retired in 1977...
John J. Nelson (01/28/08)
John J. Nelson, 85, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Madison Township, he was the son of Robert and Hazel (White) Nelson. He had been a securities trader for Merchants National Bank for 22 years, and was later a statistician for the New York Central Railroad for 24 years. He was a member of the National Traders Association and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Mildred O'Hair (01/28/08)
Mildred O'Hair, 97, Greencastle, died Saturday evening at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of William and Pearl (Rule) Shamel. A graduate of Bain­bridge High School, she was retired from the Bainbridge Post Office after 22 years of service. She operated the Y Palace Restaurant with her husband in the 1950s. She was a member of the Bainbridge Christian Church since 1926, Study Club, Community Service Club and Bridge Club...
Glen 'Punkin' Sutherlin (01/28/08)
Glen "Punkin" Suther­lin, 75, San Jose, Calif., died Thursday at his residence. Born in Russellville, he was the son of Glen W. and Mary Louise (Johnston) Sutherlin. A graduate of Greencastle High School, he was employed by IBM Corp. for 24 years as a purchaser. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the USS Boxer during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose...
Gordon Cunagin (01/28/08)
Gordon Cunagin, 68, Poland, died Saturday at his residence. Born in Jackson County, Ky, he was the son of Ralph and Ethel (Hundley) Cunagin. He was a retired polisher for Williamson Polishing and Plating in Indianapolis. He married Judy L. Murray on May 26, 1962. She survives...
Connie Ann Lovely (01/28/08)
Connie Ann Lovely, 54, Greencastle, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Beech Grove, she was the daughter of Richard and Christine Crouch. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a son, Guy "Trey" Lovely III; two sisters, Cheryl Helmer and husband Tom, and Angela Rivers and husband Tim; two brothers, Jeffrey Crouch and wife Vicki, and Richard Crouch; and a grandson...
Connie A. Lovely (01/26/08)
Connie A. Lovely, 54, Greencastle, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Donald L. Pearson Mortuary, Cloverdale.
John Bailey Baker (01/26/08)
John Bailey Baker, 90, Lancing, Tenn., died Wednesday at Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tenn. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Virginia Baker; daughter Gail Lyon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
William King Logan (01/26/08)
William King Logan, 86, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Greenbrier, Tenn., he was the son of Vernon and Clara Logan. He worked as a pipeline superintendent, retiring in 1985 from Indiana Farm Bureau. He was married to Ruth Logan...
William A. Dory (01/24/08)
William A. Dory, 80, Stow, Ohio, died Tuesday. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of William and Matilda Dory. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a firefighter for 30 years for Maple Heights Fire Dept. He married Irene Mas-ucci Dory, who preceded him in death, and Charlotte Mahrer Dory, who also preceded him in death...
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr. (01/24/08)
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr., 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Harold and Mary (Goodman) Pettit. He was employed at G.C. Murphy in Green-castle for 19 years, and at DePauw University for 20 years. He was a long-time member of Greencastle Moose Lodge and had coached Putnam County Girls Softball, Babe Ruth and Little League ball teams...
Duane Scott Goens (01/23/08)
Duane Scott Goens, 22, North Vernon, formerly of Eminence, died Thursday at Queen Creek, Ariz. Born in Beech Grove, he was the son of Jeffrey Scott and Carla (Bradley) Goens. He was employed as a laborer at Toyota in Seymour. Surviving are his mother, Carla Goens, Paragon; his father, Jeffrey Scott Goens, North Vernon; three sisters, Amanda Gibson and husband Matthew, New Whiteland, Jessica Goens and Breanna Goens, both of Paragon; maternal grandparents, Carl and Alma Bradley, North Vernon; and paternal grandmother, Becky Spall, New Mexico.. ...
Lilah L. Hart (01/22/08)
Lilah L. Hart, 84, Coatesville, died Sunday morning at Heartland Healthcare, Avon. Born in Louisiana, she was the daughter of Robert and Florence (Mount) Church. She had worked for the State of Indiana Revenue Department for 11 ½ years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the New Winchester Baptist Church and the Groveland Order of Eastern Star...
Elizabeth Julian White (01/22/08)
Elizabeth Julian White, 96, sister of noted chemist and DePauw alumnus Percy L. Julian, died Dec. 30, 2007 in Baltimore, Md. Born In Montgomery, Ala., she came to Greencastle as a child and graduated from Depauw University in 1928, where she held the distinction of being the first black woman on the women's swim team. She later earned master's degrees in romance languages and English from Indiana University and New York University...
Lilah L. Hart (01/20/08)
Lilah L. Hart, 84, Coatesville, died Sunday morning at Heartland Healthcare, Avon. Born in Louisiana, she was the daughter of Robert and Florence (Mount) Church. She had worked for the State of Indiana Revenue Department for 11 ½ years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the New Winchester Baptist Church and the Groveland Order of Eastern Star...
Duane Scott Goens (01/20/08)
Duane Scott Goens, 22, North Vernon, formerly of Eminence, died Thursday at Queen Creek, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Leila L. Scott (01/19/08)
Leila L. Scott, 51, Greencastle died Friday. Born in Putnam County, she was the son of Fred Scott Sr. and Margaret Fordice Scott. She was a 1974 graduate of North Putnam High School and was a graduate of PCI. She was a cardiovascular technician at Union Hospital and Terre Haute Heart Center...
Linda M. Bixler Baugh (01/18/08)
Linda M. Baugh, 56, Terre Haute, died Monday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Robert "Bob" and Betty Bixler. She married William "Bill" Baugh, and he survives. Additional survivors include a sister, Kar-en Williams, Greencastle; two daughters, Stephanie Crank and husband Phillip, Greencastle, and Brandi Crowe, Terre Haute; four sons, Duane Davis and Mark Davis II, both of Indianapolis, Thomas Miles II, Greencastle, and Shon Burnett, Terre Haute; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.. ...
Juanita M. Lively (01/18/08)
Juanita M. Lively 81, Roachdale, died Thursday morning at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Born at North Salem, she was the daughter of Landon and Ada Mae (Hopkins) Stewart. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church at North Salem, Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. and the Tuesday night Euchre Club at Roachdale...
Betty J. Rady (01/18/08)
Betty J. Rady, 85, Danville, died Thursday in Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Danville, she was the daughter of Lester and Dolly Phillips Williams. She was a graduate of Danville High School and attended Central Normal College. She was an assembler for Aircraft Electronics in Avon for 15 years and also a member of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville...
Linda M. Bixler-Baugh (01/17/08)
Linda M. Bixler-Baugh, 56, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born July 28, 1951, in Bloomington, Ind. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Baugh; sister, Karen Williams of Greencastle; six children, Stephenie Crank, Duane Davis, Mark Davis II, Thomas Miles II, Brandi Crowe, and Shon Burnett. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Chester "Chet" L. Beams (01/17/08)
Chester "Chet" L. Beams, 84, Lafayette, died Tuesday at Rosewalk Village. Born in Fincastle, he was the son of Russell and Marry (Alexander) Beams. He married Mildred "Faye" Walter on Oct. 1, 1946 in Ottawa, Kansas, and she survives. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 and later worked as a special meterman for PSI for 33 years, before retiring in 1985. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 11...
Ruth Eileen Carpenter (01/16/08)
Ruth Eileen Carpenter, 84, Brazil, died Monday at her residence. Born in Reelsville, she was the daughter of Ross and Lilly (Wood) Bennett. Survivors include her children, Evelyn Jane Strother and husband Bill, Plainfield, Julia Van Stone and husband Paul, Naples, Fla., Terrie Dahlstrom and husband Joseph, Brazil, Rita Marie Smith and husband Roger, Sarasota, Fla., Forest Eugene Carpenter, Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a large extended family, including those in the Greencastle area.. ...
Clonia Phene Capps (01/15/08)
Clonia Phene "Grandma" Capps, 93, Greencastle, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Dawson Springs, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Shaw) Spears. She married Elmer Lee Capps in 1929 and he preceded her in death in 1989...
Debra Ann Boiter (01/11/08)
Debra Ann Boiter, 48, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Earl Keith and Mary Jane (Albright) Humphrey. She was a certified nurse's assistant. Surviving are daughter Amanda J. Manley and husband William; mother Mary Jane Humphrey; sister Kathy Lyon and husband John; a granddaughter, aunts, uncles, a niece and a great-nephew...
Norma Lorene Jackman (01/11/08)
Norma Lorene Jackman, 86, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Furney) Albright. She was a 1941 graduate of Greencastle High School. She had been the cook at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at DePauw University for 18 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Greencastle Church of the Nazarene...
Robert Merle Williamson (01/11/08)
Robert Merle Williamson, 77, Greencastle, died Wednesday in Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Boone County, he was the son of Roscoe and Lida E. (Wall) Williamson. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a member and former branch president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He retired from Allison Division of GM in 1992...
Terry L. York (01/11/08)
Terry L. York, 48, Greencastle, died Wednesday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Burnard and Joyce (Sturgeon) York. He was a self-employed contractor for several years and had been employed by Great Dane Corp. for several years. Surviving are his father, Greencastle; daughters Heather Broadstreet and husband Terry, Greencastle, and Desiree York, Brazil; sons Bryon york, Virginia, and Andy York, Brazil; brothers Gerald York and wife Kitty, and Tim York and wife Kathy, all of Greencastle, and Burnard York and wife Sandra, Georgia; and three grandchildren.. ...
Larry K. Clark (01/10/08)
Larry K. Clark, 66, West Terre Haute, formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Frank and Elva (VanVactor) Clark. He was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Judith R. Collins on June 25, 1982. She survives...
Glenn M. "Pete" Michael (01/10/08)
Glenn M. "Pete" Michael, 87, Fruitland Park, Fla., formerly of Putnam County, died Tuesday. Born in Bainbridge, he was the son of Glenn and Tressie (Matthew) Michael. He had owned and operated The Russet Restaurant in Broad Ripple in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a 50-year member of Temple Lodge 47 in Greencastle, and a 50-year member of Murat Shrine in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Methodist Church...
Betty Ruth (Bowers) Stabler (01/10/08)
Betty Ruth (Bowers) Stabler 85, Roachdale, passed away at Asbury Towers in Greencastle on Tuesday. Born June 11, 1922 at Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Isham and Fannie Nord Orr. She graduated from Warren Central High School and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis. She formerly owned and operated the B B's Bar in Roachdale. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Indianapolis...
Joyce Louise Austin (01/08/08)
Joyce Louise Austin, 63, Quincy, died Saturday at Quincy. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Florence McGann. Survivors include three daughters, Dawn Childress and husband Rick, Teresa Daub and husband Sam, and Jody Price and husband Erik; a son, Kris Austin; and 12 grandchildren...
Norma C. (Wagoner) Jewell (01/08/08)
Norma C. (Wagoner) Jewell, 69, Girard, Ill., died Jan. 2 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. She was a retired nurse. Surviving are her husband, Marion Jewell, Girard, Ill.; three daughters, Tammy Folck, Roachdale, Marion Weller, White Hall, Ill., and Tracy Miller, Kincaid, Ill.; three sons, Leon Jewell, Springville, Melvin Jewell, Auburn, Ill., and Bud Kean, Girard, Ill.; sister Shirley Burch, Bedford; and several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren...
Ralph Barnhart (01/08/08)
Ralph R. Barnhart, 91, Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died Monday at Forest Creek Village, Indianapolis. Born at Coalmont, he was the son of Oscar and Ethyl Bessie (Clark) Barnhart. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired truck driver for National By-Products of Indianapolis...
Rosailee Rosenbalm (01/07/08)
Rosailee Rosenbalm, 81, Eminence, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Raymond Nelson and Ruby Rea (Dorsett) Stockwell. A 1947 graduate of Eminence High School, she was a homemaker and a member of Alaska Christian Church...
Brenda Lee Grimes (01/07/08)
Brenda Lee Grimes, 58, Poland, died Saturday. She was born in Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband, Claude Eugene Grimes, children Elvis James Brummett, Betty Ann Foster, James Brummett and jenny Sue Brummett; sister Betty Jo Hardcastle; brother Thomas Jerry Wilson; and four grandchildren...
Laurra A. 'Tootsie' Cummings (01/06/08)
Laurra A. "Tootsie" Cummings, 76, Cloverdale, died Saturday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Cloverdale, she was the daughter of William and Nina Maude (Kelly) Haltom. She was a homemaker and had been co-owner of Frank's Marathon in Cloverdale. She was a member of Cloverdale Church of Christ...
Omar Gale Cummings (01/07/08)
Omar Gale Cummings, 88, Cloverdale, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Lee Roy and Mamie Ice (Featherston) Cummings. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was owner of Cummings Machine Shop, Cloverdale. He attended Cloverdale Church of Christ and Cloverdale United Methodist Church, and Hurst-Collins American Legion Post 281...
Wiley Preston Roach (01/07/08)
Wiley Preston Roach, 85, Greencastle, died Friday. Born in Parke County, he was the son of Dave and May (Henry) Roach. He was a farmer. Surviving are nieces Neva Vermillion, Greencas-tle, and Linda Reeves and husband Charles, Fillmore; a stepniece and several great-nieces and great-nephews...
Joyce Louise Austin (01/07/08)
Joyce Louise Austin, 63, Quincy, died recently. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Donald L. Pearson Mortuary, Cloverdale.
Alfred Cox (01/05/08)
Alfred Cox, 83, Brazil, died Thursday at Cloverleaf Health Care. Born in Harmony, he was the son of Eugene and Violet (Craig) Cox . Following his return home from the military he worked in Terre Haute for Ordinance Depot Company. He later began working for Lone Star Industries in Greencastle, and also owned and operated the Standard Oil Gas Station on Depot Street. After selling the gas station, he began working for Western Auto in Brazil...
Hazel V. Parker (01/05/08)
Hazel V. Parker, 96, Plano, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Hendricks County, she was the daughter of Clyde Carl Rice and Verna (Shields) Rice. She married William A. Parker on Oct. 15, 1932, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1987...
Patricia Ann Skillman (01/05/08)
Patricia Ann (Herrington) Skillman, 84, died Thursday in Bloomington at the home of her daughter. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Ned C. and Hazel (Housman) Herrington. A graduate of Danville High School, Central Normal College and DePauw University, she was a caseworker and then director for Hendricks County Welfare Dept. until her retirement...
Buddy Ray Jones Jr. (01/04/08)
Buddy Ray Jones Jr., 49, Greencastle, died Thu-rsday morning at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Buddy Ray Sr. and Reta (Rogers) Jones. He worked as a custodian for the State of Indiana for five years and was a member of the NRA...
Ruby K. Jones (01/04/08)
Ruby K. Jones, 97, Greencastle, died Dec. 25, 2007 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Reelsville, she was the daughter of William Mack Long and Mabel Long. She was employed for many years by L.S. Ayers and Co. as a boutique department buyer in downtown Indianapolis...
Virginia G. Kendall (01/04/08)
Virginia G. Kendall, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, died Tuesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Pleasant Gardens, she was the daughter of Edward and Velma (Hassler) Chew. A graduate of Reelsville High School, she had co-owned and operated with her husband, Kendall's Garage in Manhattan for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Reelsville United Metho-dist Church having served as treasurer, pianist, and Sunday school teacher for many years...
Carl L. "Wimpy" Sutherlin (01/04/08)
Carl L. "Wimpy" Sutherlin, 78, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Cloverdale, he was the son of Emery Rolland Sutherlin and Flossie Jane (Cox) Sutherlin. He married Mary L. (Carrico) Sutherlin on Feb. 26, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2000...
Chad M. Combs (01/03/08)
Chad M. Combs, 31, Cloverdale, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Kokomo, he was the son of Craig Combs and Suzanne "Suzy" (Gillum) Combs Minnick. He married Tisha (Asbury) Combs, and she survives. He was a carpenter, AC and I with AC & I, Monrovia...
Virginia G. Kendall (01/03/08)
Virginia G. Kendall, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, died Tuesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Pleasant Gardens, she was the daughter of Edward and Velma (Hassler) Chews. A graduate of Reelsville High Schooll, she had co-owned and operated with her husband, Kendall's Garage in Manhattan for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Reelsville United Methodist Church having served as treasurer, pianist, and Sunday school teacher for several years...
Natalija Krasovskis (01/03/08)
Natalija Krasovskis, 94, Cloverdale, formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in Latvia, she was the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Veits) Ukstins. She married Antons Krasovskis on Aug. 8, 1948. He died on Oct. 5, 2005. She was a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Latvian Community Club...
Stella C. Nauert (01/03/08)
Stella Catherine Nauert, 104, Greencastle, died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in St. Magdalene, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary R. (Meisburger) Wagner. She had been a homemaker and cook with Decatur Central Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and a former member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Indianapolis...
Virginia G. Kendall (01/02/08)
Virginia G. Kendall, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, died Tuesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare Facility. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Guy Albert Hughes (01/02/08)
Guy Albert Hughes, 88, Brazil, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Clay County, he was the son of John Albert Hughes and Rachel Ellen (Buckle) Hughes. He attended Wools School and Staunton High School where he played basketball and graduated in 1939...