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Obituaries from July 2008

Florence McVay (07/31/08)
Florence Elizabeth (Betty) McVay passed away on July 29, 2008 at the Indiana Masonic Home where she received loving care from friends and staff since 2004. While at the Masonic Home, Florence had made many friends and became reacquainted with friends from her college and working days. Florence made many new friends wherever she lived. Her love of kittens and cats was encouraged by staff members who gave her many books and stuffed animals to share with friends on her floor...
Peter Wingler (07/31/08)
Peter Leroy Wingler, 56, Coatesville, died July 24, 2008 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Avon. Visitation and services were Monday at the Danville Armory. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital and/or ABATE of Indiana...
Jonathan Gibbs (07/30/08)
Jonathan Paul Gibbs, 23, of Twain Harte, Calif., died Saturday, July 19, 2008 in California. Born on March 11, 1985, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Bruce Gibbs and Pamela (Graham) Blaschke. He is survived by his father; a sister, Danielle Gibbs; a step-father, Chuck Blaschke; paternal grandfather, Jack Gibbs; maternal grandparents, Don and Shirley Graham; and step-grandparents, Bud and Jo Blaschke...
Robert Glenn (07/29/08)
Robert "Bobby" Glenn, 70, of Brazil, passed away July 27, 2008 at Union Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Brazil, the son of William Madison Glenn and Lu Ella (Smith) Glenn. After attending Brazil High School, Bobby worked at Arktex for several years, sold and filled fire extinguishers, and was over maintenance at the Clay Community Schools bus garage...
James Morrison (07/26/08)
James "Norman" Morrison, 80, of Temple Terrace, Fla., died July 22, 2008 at Melech Hospice House. He is survived by his wife Helen and family. Visitation and services were Friday at the chapel of MacDonald Funeral Home,with burial at Ga-rden of Memories Cemetery...
Alfred Broadstreet (07/25/08)
Alfred "Broady" Broadstreet, 86, of Centerpoint, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at his residence. Born in April 25, 1922, in Cloverdale, he was the son of James A. and Lottie Ethel (Daniels) Broadstreet. He married Hazel (Haberle) Broadstreet on Dec. 21, 1968, and she survives...
Shari Duncan (07/25/08)
Shari Duncan, 60, of Greencastle, died Thursday morning at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 26, 1947 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Herman and Dorothy (Goldstein) Gunther. She was a 1965 graduate of Niles North High School. She married Tom Duncan on June 27, 1969 and he survives...
Robert Wichmann (07/25/08)
Robert F. "Bob" Wichmann of Port Charlotte, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle and Washington, died July 19, 2008. He was born in Lafayette on Oct. 26, 1923, to Fred and Emma (Habben) Wichmann. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church...
Gilberta Acquaviva (07/24/08)
Gilberta "Jill" Lorene Gillespie Acquaviva, of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of Greencastle, and Griffith Lake, Milford, Del., joined her heavenly family on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Frankfort Regional Hospital, Frankfort, after a brief illness. She was 83...
James Collins (07/24/08)
James Harold Collins, 99, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Mill Pond. He was born on Oct. 2, 1908 in Putnam County to Oral Ernest and Dovie Jones Collins. Mr. Collins was the former owner of the Linton IGA, and High Point Oil Company Gas Stations in Greencastle and Bainbridge...
Ruby Jones (07/24/08)
Ruby K. Jones passed away at the age of 97, on Christmas Day, 2007, at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on Aug. 23, 1910 in Reelsville to William Mack and Mabel Knoll Long. Her parents and her husband, Estel B. Jones preceded her in death...
Wanda Wallace (07/22/08)
Wanda Masten Wallace was a lifelong resident of Coatesville, Ind., born to Clyde and Jennie F. Masten on Nov. 13, 1926. Wanda was the beloved wife of Burt Wallace for more than 40 years. Wanda was a graduate of Indiana Business College and worked as an executive secretary for Eli Lilly and Co...
Adalene Alexander (07/21/08)
Adalene Alexander, 81, of Cloverdale, died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital. Born on Dec. 22, 1926 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Walter and Lena Ross. She married Robert Alexander on July 23, 1947, and he preceded her in death...
Ronnie L. Bock (07/21/08)
Ronnie L. Bock, 62 of Albuquerque, N.M., died Thursday, July 17 after a long illness. Born Jan. 2, 1946 in Greencastle, he was the son of Russell E. and Naomi K. (Carpenter) Bock. Survivors include his wife, Maxcine (Mickey) Bock; his children, Barbara Pinney (and husband Bob) of Gulfport, Miss., Rodney Anderson (and wife Cindy) of Sacramento, Calif., Steve Anderson (and wife Veronica) of Alamogordo, N.M., his sisters, Bonnie Bryan (and husband Clark) of Greencastle, and Connie Phillips (and husband Doug) of Coatesville; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.. ...
Braden McClure (07/21/08)
Braden Clark McClure, age five months, of Charlotte, Mich., died Friday, July 18, 2008 in Charlotte. He was born on Jan. 31, 2008 to Bradley and Erica (Clark) McClure of Charlotte. Additional survivors include his sister, Miriah McClure, of Charlotte; paternal grandparents, Wesley and Karen McClure, of Cloverdale; maternal grandparents, Gary and Maggie Clark, of Cloverdale; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred McClure, of Cloverdale; paternal great-grandparents, Perry and Mae Price, of Del Rio, Texas; maternal great-grandparents, Gerald "Bud" and Carloyne Sharp, of Greencastle; maternal great-grandmother, Freda Minkler, of Greencastle.. ...
William Steele (07/18/08)
Mr. William Gabriel Steele, 61, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday evening at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1946 in Quincy, he was the son of John J. and Catherine A. (Van derBol) Steele. He was a 1965 graduate of Cloverdale High School. He served in the United States Army and Navy. He married Pamela Sue (Whitaker) Steele on May 24, 1980 and she survives...
Robert Thompson (07/18/08)
Robert Wayne Thompson, 57, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Donald L. Pearson Mortuary, Cloverdale.
John Kumpf (07/16/08)
John E. Kumpf, 81, of Sarasota, Fla., died Friday, June 13, 2008 at Sarasota Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Brazil on May 16, 1927, he was the son of Leslie and Irene (O'Hair) Kumpf. He married Mary Ann (Augustin) Kumpf on June 19, 1955, and she preceded him in death on May 31, 1978...
Arlyn Walker (07/16/08)
Mr. Arlyn T. Walker age 87 of Belle Union, passed away Monday at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born July 31, 1920 in Cumberland County, Ky., the son of Luther and Joan (Walden) Walker. On Feb. 5, 1944, he married Agnes (Thompson) Walker and she survives...
Thomas Adams (07/15/08)
Thomas B. Adams, 85, of Endicott, N.Y. and formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Bridgewater Nursing Home in Binghamton, N.Y. At age 19, he began his career at IBM in Endicott, and later worked at the plants in Dayton, N.J. and Greencastle where he retired in 1982...
Peggy Runnells (07/12/08)
Peggy Ellen Runnells, age 66 of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday at the Waters of Greencastle. She was born July 11, 1941 to William and Minnie Long Nichols. She was a homemaker and married Paul E. Runnells on Aug. 21, 1959, and he survives. Other survivors are her sons, Brian E. ...
Bessie Richardson (07/11/08)
Bessie T. Richardson, 75, of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, July 8 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. Born June 17, 1933, in Hancock, Tenn., she was the daughter of Charles and Elsie Johnson Kinsler. She was a homemaker and the wife of 51 years of Gene Richardson...
Jessica Johnson (07/11/08)
A celebration of life for Jessica Ryann Johnson will be held Saturday at the home of her mother, Marlena Stevens, 8210 E. C.R. 590S, Coatesville, at 6 p.m. Ms. Johnson was born May 8, 1986, in Greencastle. She died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 after a lengthy illness...
James Hague (07/10/08)
James Charles "Jim Dandy" Hague age 77 of Greencastle passed away Tuesday evening at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Oct. 29, 1930 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Phillip George and Elvaethel (Roach) Hague. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1949". He married Faye (Kiger) Hague on Aug. 5, 1956 and she survives...
Steven Johnston (07/10/08)
Steven Louis Johnston, 46, of Indianapolis, died July 6, 2008. He was a lineman for Indianapolis Power and Light Co. for 24 years. He was a member of the Putnam County Dive Team, Search and Rescue. Survivors include a daughter, Shelby L. Johnston; parents Harry and Ginny Johnston, Kathy Johnston; a sister, Kathy Acton; a brother, Tony Johnston and wife Renee; nieces and nephews...
Bessie Richardson (07/10/08)
Bessie T. Richardson, 75, of Greencastle, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dennis Wilcox (07/10/08)
Dennis James "Jim" Wilcox, 75, of Attica, formerly of Jordan Village, Ind., died Monday, July 7, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital, Williamsport. Born on Oct. 17, 1932 in Hendricks County, he was the son of Emil Clem Wilcox and Hazel Dessie (Terry) Wilcox. He married Edna Mae (Dickison) Jackson Wilcox...
Blake Barker (07/09/08)
Blake M. Barker, 17, of Reelsville, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at Riley Hospital. He was born May 6, 1991 in Kokomo to Vance M. and Joyce (Morgan) Barker. He was a student at South Putnam High School. Blake was a member of the high school band, had played baseball for the Reelsville Youth League, enjoyed hunting and collecting knives...
Melvin Frazier (07/09/08)
Melvin L. Frazier, 58, died Sunday, June 29, 2008. Survivors include a daughter, Melisa Frazier, Terre Haute; a brother, J.R. Frazier, Cloverdale; sisters, Brenda Kelley and husband William, Phyllis Robinette, Texas, Rose Hamblin, Hamilton, Ohio, Barbara Schultz and husband George, Ohio, and Joann Frazier, Ohio; brothers, Art and David Frazier, St. Petersburg, Fla., Orville Ward (Red bird), Greencastle, Joe and Robert Frazier, Michigan...
Fred Mynatt Jr. (07/09/08)
Fred D. Mynatt Jr., 85, of Amo, died Monday, July 7 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 16, 1922 in Hazelwood, he was the son of Fred D. Sr. and Mary Albertson Mynatt. He married Mary G. Peters and she preceded him in death in 2005. He was a carpenter working for various contractors and also was a truck driver for various trucking companies. He retired to Kentucky Lake in later years...
Kenneth Pitcock (07/09/08)
Kenneth R. Pitcock 62, of Anderson, formerly of Roachdale, passed away on July 7, 2008 at St. John's Hospital in Anderson after several years of failing health. He graduated from Roachdale High School. He worked for Indiana State Highway Dept. for 32 years as an inspector...
Arthur Stockton (07/09/08)
Arthur D. "Dan" Stockton age 72, of Greencastle passed away Monday evening at his residence. Born Feb. 11, 1936 in Albany, Ky. the son of Smith and Ruby (Taylor) Stockton. He attended Shipley School in Kentucky. On April 26, 1962, he married Judith Kay (Griffin) Stockton and she survives...
Virginia Burke (07/08/08)
Virginia Oneita Kaye (Ginny) Burke, 27, of Coatesville, died Monday, July 7, 2008. Born June 30, 1981, in Danville, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Pamela Clampitt Burke. She worked in the accounting department of Lin-Care Medical Supply. Survivors include her daughter, Jordyn Evia Rose Stapert; mother, Pamela Burk; father, Robert Burke, both of Coatesville; and a brother, Ryan Burke...
Sherman Johnsen (07/08/08)
Sherman Edward Johnsen, 87 of Reelsville, died Saturday morning at his residence. Born July 23, 1920 in Minneapolis, he was the son of John and Olga (Johnson) Johnsen. He married Kathryn (Polk) Johnsen on Nov. 6, 1942 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2006...
Marvin D. Stanley (07/06/08)
Marvin D. Stanley, 84, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at home. Mr. Stanley was born Oct. 23, 1926 in Camby to Dallas Elwood and Edna Francis (Fulton) Stanley. He married Brenda Jones on Nov. 28, 1988, and she preceded him in death on May 21, 2007...
Norman E. Evens (07/06/08)
Norman E. Evens, 81, of Bainbridge died Saturday July 5, 2008 at Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette. Mr. Evens was born on Oct. 3, 1926 in Putnam County to Ray Amos and Wilma Lucille Irwin Evens. He married Thursa Etcheson on April 6, 1948, and she survives...
Narcissus James (07/06/08)
Narcissus James, 71, of Greencastle died on Saturday, July 5, 2008. Mrs. James was born on Nov. 17, 1936 in Russell Springs, Ky. to Arlis and Lucy Norman Gosser. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Greencastle. Surviving are her husband, Roy; children, Sandy Oty and husband, Terry of Greencastle, Phil James of Spencer, Tina Rainbolt of Fillmore, Cheryl Murphy of Indianapolis, Tanya Hughes and husband, Eric of Churubusco, Isis Bryant of Indianapolis and Shawn James of Greencastle; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.. ...
Joyce Brock (07/05/08)
Joyce Marlene Brock, 69, of Coatesville, died Tuesday, July 1 at her home. Born in Hendricks County on Nov. 25, 1938, she was the daughter of Ralph and Marie Branson Russell. Mrs. Brock was a homemaker, taught weekly religious education at Mill Creek Schools and delivered Meals on Wheels...
Joan Lowder (07/05/08)
Joan Lowder, 60, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, July 1 at the St. Vincent Heart Center. Born March 27, 1948 to Donald and Julia Falconbury Bannon, she was an L.P.N. at various nursing homes in Terre Haute, Brazil and Greencastle for many years. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church...
Charles McVey (07/05/08)
Charles N. McVey, 81, of Cloverdale, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. Born on March 8, 1927, in Diamond, Ind., he was the son of Charles W. and Mary L. McVey. Mr. McVey served in the US Army in Japan, in the Occupational Forces. He retired in 1989 after working for the Department of Correction as a steel metal foreman...
Diana Regnier (07/03/08)
Diana L. Regnier, 55 of Poplar Grove, Ill. and formerly of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday July 2, 2008 in Chicago. She was born on Jan. 9, 1953 in Kankakee, Ill. to Howard and Darlene Hupel Byick. Mrs. Regnier had been a Teacher's Assistant at Greencastle Middle School and Cascade High School...
Brenda Thorburg (07/03/08)
Brenda M. Thorburg, 45, of Heritage Lake, passed away on Tuesday July 1, 2008. She was born on August 12, 1962 in Boston, Mass. to Walter E. and Barbara M. Bennett. Mrs. Thorburg was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Brad; children, Paul E. Spacco and wife, Mindy of Avon, Randy Thorburg and Luke Thorburg of Coatesville, and many loving family members...
Ora Eggers (07/02/08)
Ora "Orie" Eggers, 90, of Greencastle died on Monday June 30, 2008. He was born on Feb. 15, 1918 in Putnam County to William Franklin and Lela Alice Allgood Eggers. Mr. Eggers served his country in the US Army during World War II. He retired from Lone Star Industries as a truck driver, and was known for his fudge which he sold as Grandpa's Fudge at the Senior Center, Berry Street Festival and the Putnam County Coin Club...
Richard Dugan (07/01/08)
Richard D. Dugan, 38, of Britton, Mich. died Thursday, June 19, 2008. Mr. Dugan was born Oct. 16, 1969 in Danville to Richard L. and Jeanne (Sydow) Dugan. He married Lori Cooper in Augusta, Mich. on April 24, 1999. She survives. He was a graduate of Purdue University and was employed by the University of Michigan as a health physicist. He loved boating, water and nature...
Willa Robinson (07/01/08)
Willa M. Robinson, 74, of Greencastle died Saturday June 28, 2008. Mrs. Robinson was born Jan. 18, 1934 in Greencastle to William and Lucy Cartwright Sligh. She retired from Putnam County Hospital as a CNA with 22 years of service. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard E. ...
Bertha Stoner (07/01/08)
Bertha Jean Brothers Stoner, 84, of Indianapolis died Saturday, June 28, 2008. Mrs. Stoner was an administrative assistant for the Indianapolis Public Schools for 22 years and for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op for 17 years. She attended the Church of the Master and was a member of the Bridgeport Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 513. She was a volunteer for the Cheer Guild at Riley Children's Hospital for 12 years...