Obituaries from September 2008
Oletha M. Schauwecker
Oletha M. Schauwecker, 88, of Plainfield died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center, Avon. Mrs. Schauwecker was born May 15, 1920, in Clay County to Arthur Ari and Tilda Jane (Puckett) Craig. She married Gordon Mac Schauwecker on Feb. 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1990...
William T. "Bill" Cox, 71, of Franklin, formerly of Oakland City, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. He was born on May 4, 1937 in Princeton, to Stewart and Helen (Volkman) Cox. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington, Ind. and Oakland City F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 467 where he was past master also owned an operated Cox Body Shop in Oakland City for many years...
Robert M. Patten
Robert M. Patten, 85, of Cloverdale, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born March 4, 1923, in Morgan County, he was the son of Paul and Minnie (McGinnis) Patten. He married LaVaughn (Smith) Patten on Aug. 24, 1951, and she survives...
Oletha M. Schauwecker, 88, of Plainfield, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Heartland Health Care, in Avon.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Mr. Kenneth W. Snyder age 77 of Greencastle, passed away Thursday morning at his residence. Mr. Snyder was born March 23, 1931 in Tell City. He was a disabled American Veteran having served in the Army in the Korean War. He married Nancy Ann Snyder on Sept. 23, 1950 and she preceded him in death on July 31, 2006...
Michael Conley Sr.
Michael A. Conley Sr., 56, of Indianapolis died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at home. Mr. Conley was born Aug. 7, 1952 in Gary. His family relocated to Portland Mills when he was in his teens. He graduated from Turkey Run High School in 1971 and worked for Navistar for 27 years...
Garland Trueblood, 89, of Clarksville, Ind., died Sept. 18, 2008.
He was buried Sept. 20, 2008.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Trueblood, of Greencastle.
Steven Ray Swaim, Jr. 35 of Brazil died due to injuries following an accident on Hwy 59 N. on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. He was born May 11, 1973 in Vermillion County the son of Steven Swaim, Sr. and Rebecca Koch Swaim. He graduated from Rockville High School and also attended Vincennes University...
Sheldon D. Hurley, 73, of Greencastle died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Mr. Hurley was born on Aug. 30, 1935 in Kokomo to Homer A. and Beulah M. Weaver Hurley. Sheldon attended school in Wallace and graduated in 1954 from Greencastle High School. Mr. Hurley served as a minister of the Greencastle Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for 51 years. He was also a farmer, and was active in new construction and remodeling of Kingdom Halls and participated in international disaster relief work...
Barbara Ann Gibson, 64, of Fillmore, passed away Sept. 18, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born March 9, 1944, in Plainfield, Ind., the daughter of Denzil and Cova Hatcher Spear. She was a homemaker and mother and had been an avid Bunco player for years...
Ray N. Bohlander, 72, of Indianapolis, peacefully died at home Sept. 18, 2008. He was a proud ironworker for International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers Local 22. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor's choice in his name. He was a loving father and grandfather who never lost his love for country life, horses, the rodeo, western movies and Coca-Cola...
Ethel Lorene Brown, 99, of Rockville, died Sept. 20, 2008 at Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1908, the daughter of William Henry and Ida Ellen Campbell Miller. She married Carl Brown in October of 1927. He preceded her in death in 1978...
Ruth E. Hobbs, 79, of Greencastle, died Sept. 20, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1929 in Rush County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Fannie Mae (Redd) Stevens. She married Clyde Hobbs on Jan. 16, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1993...
George Alan Eyler, 60, of Greencastle, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Mr. Eyler was born April 21, 1948 in Crawfordsville to George Howard and Shirley P. (Kennedy) Eyler DeKoff. He was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School Class of 1966 and a graduate of Indiana University in May of 1994 with a bachelor's degree in general studies...
Dr. Jerry Malayer
Dr. Jerry A. "Doc" Malayer died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 in Goodyear Ariz. Dr. Malayer was born on Aug. 30, 1938 to Burley and Veda Malayer in Roachdale. He received his bachelor's degree in 1961 and doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1963 from Purdue University. He practiced veterinary medicine in the Bainbridge area for 37 years...
Gerald L. Sinclair, 58, Cloverdale, passed away Sept. 17, 2008 in a farming accident at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1949 in Greencastle, the son of Curtis and Lucille Sinclair. On Feb. 20, 1972 in Fillmore, he married Beverly Ann Rector. She survives...
George Alan Eyler, 60, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Paul Insley Jr.
Paul T. "Pim" Insley Jr., 80, of Rockville, passed away at 2:07 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 27, 1928 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the son of Paul T. Insley Sr. and Sarah Aeschlimann Insley. He was a pharmacist in Rockville for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Rockville, past member of Rockville Masonic Lodge, Rockville Elks, Moose Lodge and the Brazil Rotary Club...
Dr. Jerry Malayer
Dr. Jerry A. "Doc" Malayer passed away Sept. 16, 2008 in Goodyear, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 30, 1938 to Burley and Veda Malayer at Roachdale, the youngest of five children. He received his BA degree in 1961 and D.V.M. in 1963 from Purdue University and practiced Veterinary medicine in the Bainbridge area for 37 years...
SFC Joe Todd
SFC Joe Todd, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Sept. 16, 2008. Joe retired from the Indiana Army National Guard in 2007 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Wayne Post No. 64. Joe was loved by all of his family and friends and will be missed dearly by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Jean Todd, and one brother, Carl B. Todd...
John Nathan Wagers, 21, of Russellville, died at Greencastle on Sept. 16, 2008. He was born Dec. 29, 1986 at Indianapolis to John and Debbie Van Hook Wagers. He was last employed at Waveland Pallet. He attended North Putnam Schools. Surviving are his father John Wagers of Waveland, mother Debbie Bartelt of Russellville, and maternal grandparents Howard and Shirley VanHook of Russellville...
Robert L. Cummings, 83, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at his residence. Born March 29, 1925, in Quincy, he was the son of Jesse Gale "Pete" and V. Omadean (Hart) Cummings. He married Nola Jane (Dunkin) Cummings on Feb. 14, 1944. A graduate of Quincy High School, he was a chrome plater at Westinghouse Air and Brake Company, Indianapolis, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Linda Lee (Plummer) Bryant, 58, of Bainbridge, passed away Sept. 12, 2008. She was born Sept. 6, 1950 in Morgan County to the late John and Alice Schoolcraft. She was a systems analyst for Liberty Mutual and E.D.S. She was a graduate of Purdue University in Indianapolis...
Janet "Jan" C. Ingersoll, 81, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born on Saturday, Aug. 27, 1927, in Greencastle. Mrs. Ingersoll was formerly of Montpelier before moving to Indianapolis. She was a founding member of the Montpelier Art Association. ...
Donald C. Hendrickson, 73, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greencastle, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospice. He was born in Beech Grove on Sept. 17, 1934, the son of Clyde H. and Beulah C. Early Hendrickson. He retired from Link Belt FMC Corporation in 1991 after working 35 years as a grinder...
Jennie L. Howard Schofield, 72, of Poland, passed away Sept. 7, 2008. She was born Feb. 17, 1936, to the late Jared and Hazel (Irwin) English. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Schofield; three daughters, Londa T. Clark, Cristy L. ...
George Knauer Jr.
George Earl Knauer Jr., 84, of Greencastle, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. He was born on Dec. 30, 1923 in Monroe Township, southwest of Bainbridge, to George Earl and Nellie Hillis Knauer. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School, Class of 1942, and attended DePauw University and Canterbury College where he graduated in 1948. He later attended graduate school at Indiana State University...
Jacqueline Mae Volz, 79, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. Mrs. Volz was a homemaker and a member of the Eastgate Christian Church. She is survived by her children, Candice L. Wells, Beverly J. Weaver and Steven A. Volz; grandchildren, Angela, Ryan, Alexis, Briana, Katherine, Christian and four great-grandchildren...
John S. Smith, 67, of Camden, formerly of Walton, died at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in his residence. Born April 6, 1941, in Rensselaer, he was the son of Joyce "Bud" and Maxine Williams Smith. A 1959 graduate of Remington High School, John was self-employed as a general contractor...
Paul Neil Fiene, 81, of Ladoga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health. Born on Sept. 24, 1927, he was the son of Walter and Hattie Eubank Fiene After High School, he attended Southern Illinois University. He retired from Allison's in Indianapolis in 1987 as a supervisor. He served as a Gunner's Mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Yvonne Dale Turner, age 48 of Reelsville, Indiana died September 7, 2008 at her residence. She was born March 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, IN as the daughter of Henry S. and Ruby Arbuckle Hatcher Taylor. She worked as a cashier at the Cloverdale Shell station...
Jeffrey Rex Coffman, 49, of Danville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Born June 22, 1959 in Putnam County, he was the son of Warren Rex and Audrey Sutherlin Coffman. He married Debbie Downing in 2006 and she survives. Additional survivors include his mother; son Brandon Coffman, Bloomington; daughter Rebecca Davis and husband Nik, Stilesville; stepdaughters Jamie Patterson and husband Justin, Nebraska, and Brandi Miller and husband Rick, Danville; stepson Duane VanDeVanter and wife Jennifer, Danville; brothers Gregory Coffman and wife Susan, Plainfield, and Joseph Coffman and wife Heather, Carlisle; six grandchildren, and his grandmother, Leona Sutherlin, Greencastle.. ...
Ronald Dove Sr.
Ronald D. Dove, Sr. 63, of Cloverdale died on Tuesday September 2, 2008. He was born on November 23, 1944 in Greencastle to Samuel J. and Evelyn Miller Dove. Mr. Dove was a heavy equipment operator. His parents and a sister, Myrna Dove preceded him in death...
Judith "Judy" Young, 71, Brazil, passed away at 10:30 p.m., Sept. 3, 2008, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 11, 1936, in Ashboro, Ind., to Clayton and Pauline (Nichols) Carter. On Feb. 3, 1953, she married Grover Dean Young...
Eleanor "Lucille" Gill, 77, of Seymour, died Sept. 1, 2008 at Schneck Medical Center. Born in Washington, Ind. on Sept. 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Stumpp) Shepard. She married L. Thurman Gill on Nov. 16, 1957, and he survives...
Susan Wertz Cozart, 51, of Rye, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 24, 2008 near her home. She was born on Dec. 17, 1956 in Beech Grove to Glenn E. and Delores Hyten Wertz. Sue was a graduate of Andover High School in Michigan and Western Michigan University...
Audrey W. Cradick, 85, of Greencastle died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. He was born on Nov. 13, 1922 in Putnam County. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge...
Vicki Anne Little, age 44, Fincastle, passed away Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Noblesville on Feb. 28, 1964. She was a clerk at the BP gas station in Bainbridge. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Little Jr.; a daughter, Stacey N. ...
Margaret Ann Powers, 82, Crawfordsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 24, 1926, in Crawfordsville, she was the daughter of Ralph and Bess (McCampbell) Edwards. She married Russell Powers on July 27, 1948, in Roachdale, and he survives...
Barbara K. Rasnake, 67, of Fillmore, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Born in Elwood on April 6, 1941, she was the daughter of Estle and Ruth Spangler Roller. She had been a bookkeeper in doctors' offices and had also been an activity director...