Obituaries from May 2008
Viola L. Sinclair
Mrs. Viola L. Sinclair, 82, of Eminence, died Wednesday, May 28 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born in Sanger, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Carl Ramsey and Minnie (Thompson) Ramsey. She married Charles Melvin Sinclair on Nov. 11, 1942, and he survives...
Charles W. Schiewer
Charles W. "Chuck" Schiewer, 69, of Pittsboro, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Schiewer was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Dayton, Ohio, to Fred and Bernetta (Wykoff) Schiewer. He was married to Barbara McKenzie on May 9, 1981, and she survives...
Viola Sinclair, 82, Eminence, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle.
Arrangements are pending at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. A full obituary will follow.
James R. Albin
James R. "Jim" Albin, 60, of Greencastle died Sunday. Mr. Albin was born March 18, 1948 in Greencastle to Wilmer J. and Julia M. (Friend) Albin. He was a 1966 graduate of Bainbridge High School and received his associate's degree from Indiana State University...
Margaret Jane Currie, 69, Indianapolis, died May 27, 2008. She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 2, 1938 to the late Joe and Jerri Currie Lupton. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather Clark Lupton, stepbrother Jerry Lupton, and stepsister Pat Rager...
James R. "Jim" Albin, 60, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was born on March 18, 1948 in Greencastle to Wilmer J. and Julia M. Friend Albin. Jim was a 1966 graduate of Bainbridge High School and received his associate's degree from Indiana State University. His law enforcement career began with Vigo County Sheriff's Department; he served as Bainbridge Town Marshall and was a private investigator with Carson Secret Service in Lawrence...
Elizabeth E. Nagel
Funeral services for Elizabeth E. Nagel, 88, of Greencastle, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL. Formerly of Palatine, Ill., Mrs. Nagel was married to John P. Nagel for 65 years. He preceded her in death, along with her brother Martin, sisters Theresa, Kathryn, Anna and Barbara, and her parents, Martin and Theresa Bausch...
Laura A. West
Laura A. West, 47, of Greencastle, died Friday afternoon at St. Vincent Hospice after a battle with lung cancer. She was born in Putnam County on July 8, 1960. She had worked at RR Donnelly Co. for 20 years, most recently as a pre-press tech. Survivors include her husband, Greg West; sons, Ron Hayes, Lafayette, Don Hayes, Greencastle, James Robert Hayes, Crawfordsville, William Hayes, Crawfordsville, and Kyle W. ...
Thomas Jerry Wilson, 64, of Spencer, died Wednesday. Born in Bowling Green, Ky., he was the son of Thomas Woodrow and Fannie Mae Wilson. His parents and siblings Kathleen Brown Keith, Charles William Willoughby, Virginia Hazel Heady and Brenda Lee Grimes preceded him in death...
Wanda J. Patton
Wanda J. Patton, 82, of Greencastle passed away Thursday morning at the Putnam County Hospital. Born March 21, 1926 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Dale C. and Lucille J. (Ash) Oler. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1944 and a graduate of Indiana Business College, Indianapolis, in 1946...
Glee Berneice (Wright) Conyers passed from the mortal life into the immortal on May 20, 2008. She was a devoted wife and mother to her husband and family as well as innumerable other young people in her work at Greencastle Junior High School and DePauw University...
Jewell D. Dickson
The following obituary is being reprinted to reflect a change in service location. Jewell D. Dickson 65, of Cleveland, Tenn. died Friday in Cleveland. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Cleveland. She is survived by her three children, Craig Sloan of Philpot, Ky., Scott Sloan of Owensboro, Ky., and Chad Gibson of Cleveland; a brother, William Willett of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews...
Jewell D. Dickson, 65, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Friday. Mrs. Dickson was a member of the First Assembly of God on Shallowford Road. Surviving are three children, Craig Sloan of Philpot, Ky., Scott Sloan of Owensboro, Ky. and Chad Gibson of Cleveland; a brother, William Willett of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews...
Stanley Ray Earl
Mr. Stanley Ray Earl, 58, of Crawfordsville, died at St. Clare Medical Center on Sunday. He operated Y-Palace Restaurant at Bainbridge from 1994-97. He was born Dec. 4, 1949 at St Louis, Mo. to Jessie and Helen Marie Jordan Earl. He married Edna Sue Finley at Aurora, Ill. on July 28, 1990 and she survives...
Steven D. "Punkin" Mangus, 54, of Greencastle passed away at St. Vincent Hospice at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008. Survivors include his fiancée of eight years, Shannon Lee Keyt, and her two children, Zachary Michael Minnick and Kellsey Lynn Keyt, all of Greencastle...
Richard R. Sullivan, 72, of Coatesville died Sunday. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sullivan; two sisters, Cathleen Jones and Dixie Myers; a brother, Hurbert Sullivan; four children, Kevin Sullivan, Keith Sullivan, Teresa Ballou and Dixie Sullivan; two stepchildren, Terri Edwards and Deanna Clements; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Richard L. Heacock
Richard L. Heacock died Friday at Putnam County Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Winslow, Ind., he was the son of Lowell and Genevieve Tisdale Heacock. Mr. Heacock lived most of his childhood on the west side (Cerealine Town) of Indianapolis. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1954-57 and was stationed in Korea in 1955. He was a self-employed brick mason and later a union mason for 43 years, having retired in 2004...
Steven D. Mangus
Mr. Steven Douglas Mangus age 54 of Greencastle, passed away Friday at the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born July 12, 1953 in Greencastle, he was the son of Arthur R. and Lola F. (Standley) Mangus. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1971...
C. Lorene Miller
C. Lorene Miller, 95 of Lafayette died Friday, May 16, 2008 at Regency Place. She was born Nov. 23, 1912 to the late Otto and Ocie Sawyer in Martinsville. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1929 and married John R. Miller Sr. July 29, 1935 in Greencastle. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1988...
Robert E. Moore
Robert E. "Bob" Moore, 86, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away at Asbury Towers on May 16, 2008. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on March 1, 1922 to Lillian and Clifford Moore. After graduation from high school, he joined the IBM Corporation in Endicott, N.Y. He served for three years in the Navy during World War II and rejoined IBM, retiring in 1977 after 37 years of service...
Alberta E. Spencer
Mrs. Alberta E. Spencer, 83, of Roachdale, died Saturday at her residence. Born at Portland Mills, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Claudia (Akers) Cunningham. She married Chester W. Spencer on Sept. 19, 1942 in Danville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2008...
Jeffrey D. Denton
Jeffrey D. Denton, 45, Greensburg and a former resident of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born, Feb. 15, 1963 in Indianapolis, he was the son of David Denton and Sonja (McNew) Ely...
Thomas B. Goldsberry
Mr. Thomas B. Goldsberry, 94, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning at the Ruth Lilly Hospice at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 20, 1913 in Campbellsburg, Ind., he was the son of Walter Melvin and Hattie Mary (Osborn) Goldsberry. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School; Central Normal College; and Indiana University. He married Velma (Stremming) Goldsberry and she survives...
Shirley A. Wheeler
Mrs. Shirley Anne Wheeler, 73 of Greencastle, died Thursday morning at the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Goodman) Stites. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Elvin Frederick "Fred" Wheeler on Nov. 21, 1953 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2007...
Mr. Thomas Goldsberry, 94, of Greencastle, died Wednesday morning at the Ruth Lilly Hospice at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. Entombment will be in the Pinelawn Mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery...
Wanda Mae Rogers
Wanda Mae Rogers, 68, of Greencastle, passed away at 8:32 p.m., May 13, 2008 following an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Clay City, April 9, 1940 to Marion and Francis Cochran Love. Wanda worked for various nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She also worked as a cashier and sales associate for Wal-Mart stores in Greencastle and Brazil. Wanda's greatest source of enjoyment was in spending time with her family...
Dollie Grace Strong
Dollie Grace Strong, beloved mother and grandmother, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008. She was born Feb. 5, 1917 in Liberty, Ky. to the late Richard and Bertha (Judd) Wesley. Dollie was a homemaker, attended the Church of Acts in Indianapolis and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Fillmore...
William J. Mahoney
Mr. William J. "Bill" Mahoney, 64 years of age, died April 30, 2008 at 11:30 p.m. Chicago time in Northwestern Hospital. The viewing was held in Chicago at Casey, Laskowski Funeral Home on Friday, May 2. Burial and services were in Danville, Ill. at Resurrection Cemetery. Bill was buried at the grave site of his parents, Dan and Mary Mahoney on May 3...
Trinity Nora Lynn Dorsett, infant daughter of Amber Nicole Dale and Clint John Dorsett, was stillborn on Friday, May 9, 2008. Also surviving are her grandparents, Jim and Donna Dale, Bruce and Julie Dorsett and Debora Dorsett; great-grandparents, Jennie Dale, Betty Enlow, Ronald and Linda Dorsett, Kathleen Smith; aunts and uncles, Heather Dale, Jacob Dale, Cody and Amanda Dorsett, Matt Rogers, Whitney Dorsett and Kasey and Dave Neeley...
Joseph E. Jackson
Joseph E. Jackson, 83, Cloverdale, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Blanford, Ind., he was the son of Herman and Martha Cecil (McCauley) Jackson. He married Dorothy M. (Slicer) Jackson. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was an operator of heavy equipment. He was founder and minister of Golden Gate Baptist Church, Indianapolis and was a member of the V.F.W. in Greenfield...
Jeffrey Eugene Snider, 41, of Lena, passed away May 5, 2008 following a dirt bike accident. He was born Feb. 15, 1967, in Clay County, to Arthur and Sandra (Schultz) Snider. Jeff was a 1985 graduate of Northview High School. Shortly after high school he was honored with an art scholarship. He gave up his art scholarship to join the United States Army...
Thelma Cook, 72, of Greencastle, died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Adian and Elsie Marie Cook. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters, Marie Robinson of Greencastle, Jenny Wallace and husband, Tracy of Indianapolis, and Dora Oldham and husband, Frank of Missouri; two brothers, Roy Cook and wife, JoAnn of Coatesville, and Jackie Cook of Carbon...
Charles Raymond Awbrey, age 97, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday morning at his resident. Born Sept. 13, 1910, in Coatesville, he was the son of Carl and Hattie (Staley) Awbrey. He attended Manuel High School in Indianapolis. He married Edith O. (Lee) Awbrey on Oct. 29, 1939, and she survives...
Charles Raymond Awbry
Charles Raymond Awbry, 97, of Greencastle died Wednesday morning at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Barbara Wallace, 79, of Spencer died Tuesday at the Residence at McCormick's Creek after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Wallace was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Owen County to the late Noah W. and Ruth Walbring Harris. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1947...
Rexford C. "Rex" Hammond, 88, of Greencastle, died Monday at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. Mr. Hammond was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Putnam County to John Raymond "Rex" and Ruth B. (Blue) Hammond. He was married to Nellie Marie Neese on Oct. 28, 1939, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1987. He then married Shirley Cassada on June 6, 1999, and she survives...
Martha E. Feltner
Martha E. Feltner, 86, of New Ross died Monday at her home. Mrs. Feltner was born May 17, 1921, in New Ross to the late Walter Wilson and C. Alpha Wilson Spangler. She was a member of New Ross United Methodist Church, charter member of New Ross Home Builders Home Economics Club, New Ross Legion Auxiliary, Ladoga Order of the Eastern Star, past Guardian of Jobs Daughters and a member of the Golden Girls...
Travis James Crague, 26, of Brazil, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1981 in Brazil to Fred and Kathy Stevens Metz. He was a 2000 graduate of Northview High School and worked for Crown in Greencastle. Travis was a fun loving "adrenaline junkie" who lived his life one day at a time...
Rexford "Rex" C. Hammond, 88, Greencastle, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Stella A. Thomas
Mrs. Stella A. Thomas, 100 of Greencastle passed away Sunday morning at Asbury Towers. Born Jan. 28, 1908 in Clay County in the Pell home just east of Harmony, she was the seventh of eight children born to Oscar E. and Mary Elizabeth (Early) Pell. She grew up in the large brick home built by her grandfather (from materials made and cut from the farm), fondly referred to as "Pell Hill."...
Gordon B. Walters
Gordon B. Walters, 67, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, May 4, 2008 after an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 29, 1940 in Winchester, Ky. to Gordon and Stella Jones Walters. Mr. Walters was a graduate of Norwood High School in Cincinnati; received his BA degree in French from the University of Cincinnati with High Honors, achieving Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1962, and received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in French literature from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y...
Virginia Fay Allenbaugh, 87, of Reelsville, passed away May 3, 2008 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born July 19, 1920 in Clay County, Ind., the daughter of Thomas F. and Sarah Jane (Tucker) Jackson. Virginia and Frank Allenbaugh were married on Oct. 9, 1942...
Travis James Crague, 26, of Brazil, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 2008 in Brazil to Fred and Kathy Stevens Metz. He was a 2000 graduate of Northview High School and worked for Crown in Greencastle. Travis was a fun loving "adrenaline junkie" who lived his life one day at a time. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, coaching CYL baseball, loved his dogs Cletis and Maizee, and most of all loved his family and friends, especially his son Brendan...
Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" S. Love age 90 of Greencastle, passed away Saturday at the Waters of Greencastle. Born Dec. 14, 1917 in Austin, Pa., she was the daughter of James and Grace Lillian (Weed) Wolfanger. She was a graduate of Austin High School, Austin, Pa. She married Henry L. Love on Oct. 12, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1997...
Ellen M. Shinol, 58, of Coatesville, formerly of South Bend, died Friday at Danville Regional Rehab. Born in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of William A. and Geraldine Rinehart Shinol. She had been a housekeeper at The Works Hotel in South Bend for several years...
Gordon Walters, 67, of Greencastle, died Sunday morning at the Putnam County Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Warren George 'Bud' Eaton
Warren George "Bud" Eaton, 81, died Thursday. Mr. Eaton was born June 13, 1926 to Warren and Hazel Eaton. He was married to Mary Baire. Mr. Eaton was a veteran of World War II and retired from the American Can Company in 1983. Surviving are his wife; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Tom Witty of Bainbridge, Deborah and Kenneth Alexander of Camas, Wash.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four nephews...
George W. Crum
George W. Crum, 82, of Bainbridge died Thursday. Mr. Crum was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Independence, Mo. to Paul Williams and Verna Fay Thomas Crum. We worked as an electrician most of his life and was a World War II and Korean War navy veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah K. Brumback of Bainbridge, Theresa D. Briscoe of Coatesville; son Ed Tiller of Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Jean Eigenbrod and Betty Ochsner; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Juanita Louise Long, 75, of Ladoga died Wednesday at Clarion West Hospital, Avon. Mrs. Long was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Hadley to Ottie Clint and Mary Lula (Eggers) Perkins. She married Jacob Alec Long in Greencastle on May 15, 1953, and he preceded her in death in 1987...
Shirley J. White
Shirley J. White, 67, Reelsville, died Wednesday at Putnam County Hospital. Mrs. White was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Charleston, W.V. to Shirley R. and Mabel (Daniels) White. Surviving is a sister, Sharon Brown of Reelsville. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John R. White...
David Vote, 73, Kokomo, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008 in Kokomo. He was born February 9, 1935, in Evansville, to Clayson and Elaine (Kelly) Vote. On October 20, 1963, in Logansport, he married Marilyn Martin, and she survives. He served in the United States Air Force, occupying Germany during that time. ...