Obituaries from October 2008
Ross E. "Bob" Tennis, 67, of Greencastle, died on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. He was born on Aug. 8, 1941 in Greencastle to George Thralls and Mary Rosamond Ward Tennis. Bob was a graduate of Greencastle High School and Valparaiso Technical Institute. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam...
Stephan T. Lawson, 13, Danville, passed away on October 23, 2008. Born Aug. 4, 1995 in Danville, he was the son of Brandon K. and Tammera D. Hoop Lawson. Stephan was a seventh-grade student at Danville Community Middle School. He was active in basketball, baseball and a member of the Hendricks County 4-H Bridle Club...
Walter Edgar Rief, 77, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 following a short illness. He was born on Dec. 28, 1930 in Brookville, Ind. to Fred and Viola Meyers Rief. Mr. Rief served his country in the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and retired from Cash Concrete after 32 years of service...
Wallace L. "Wally" Birge, 59, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He was born on Nov. 21, 1948 in Crawfordsville to Mervin and Mary C. Walker Birge. Wally was a graduate of Linden High School and attended Ball State University. Mr. Birge served his country in the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Armor in Vietnam. He was a member of New Richmond (Linden) Lodge No. 604 F. & A.M., D.A.V., V.F.W. Post No. 1550, Deer Creek Coon Hunters Club and Carpenters' Local No. 859...
Julia N. "Judy" Stringer, 80, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Russellville, she was the daughter of Ernest Waldo and Martha Harriet (Patrick) Baker. She married Clyde K. Stringer on Aug. 31, 1948, and he survives...
Janet Lee Williams, 68, formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Ripley, W.Va. following a long illness. Born Aug. 23, 1940, in Nashville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Cleo and Helen Tutterow Tracy. She was married to John L. Williams, and he preceded her in death...
Doris L. Davis, of Jamestown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. She was born Sept. 9, 1912 to the late Lester and Mary Alice Robison. Doris graduated in 1937 from Pinnell High School south of Lebanon. Doris married Cecil L. Davis on Sept. 1, 1937; he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1976...
Charles F. McCarty, 86, of Bainbridge, died Sunday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Fountainette on Sept. 30, 1922, the son of Carl and Mildred Benight McCarty. He drove a truck for Spector Freight Systems for 31 years and was also a self-employed truck driver...
Robert "Bob" F. Wichmann, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Morton, died July 19, 2008 in Florida. A memorial service for Mr. Wichmann will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Brick Chapel Church. Calling will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church...
Katherine A. Smith, 89, formerly of Roachdale, died Oct. 14, 2008 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born on Aug. 1, 1919, at Rockville, she was the daughter of Calvin and Shalotta Martin Taylor. She married Everett Smith on Sept. 12, 1940 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1974...
John Allee Jr.
John D. Allee Jr. graduated to glory on Oct. 12, 2008. John was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Lafayette, Ind. and was raised on the family homestead south of Greencastle. He served in the Army from 1951-52 as a heavy equipment operator and was instrumental in the building of several Army bases. He was baptized into Christ on Oct. 18, 1952 and married Judith Suzan Ray on June 12, 1955...
Harwood Crites, 89, of Paragon, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. Born Oct. 1, 1919, in Greene County, he was the son of Charles Bernice and Ona Mae (Hunter) Crites. He married Wilda Delores (Hamilton) Crites on Oct. 10, 1942, and she survives...
Caula T. Fritsche, 87, of Eustis, Fla., formerly of Danville, died Oct. 10, 2008 in Eustis. She was born in Montclair, N.J. and moved to Eustis in 1992 from Indiana. She married Walter E. Fritsche and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla...
Howard Richard Rubeck, 81, of Centerpoint, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at the Gosport Nursing Home in Gosport. Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Owen County, he was the son of Clifford Daniel and Mary Pauline (Schroer) Rubeck. He married Pauline (Mikolaitis) Rubeck on May 17, 1947, and she survives...
Katherine A. Smith, 89, formerly of Roachdale, passed away at the Waters of Greencastle on Tuesday at 4:50 p.m. She was born on Aug. 1, 1919 at Rockville to Calvin and Shalotta Martin Taylor. She married Everett Smith on Sept 12, 1940 at Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1974...
John Thompson, 67, of Belle Union, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born June 12, 1941, in Plainfield, he was the son of Clifford Earl and Nora Ida (Rooker) Thompson. He married Marsha (Clearwaters) Thompson on Dec. 28, 1962, and she survives...
Ralph Edwin Arnold, 84, of Coatesville, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at Roudebush, V.A. Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1924, in Coatesville, he was the son of Schuyler and Sadie F. O'Neal Arnold. He was a lifetime Putnam County farmer and served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman in World War II. He was a member of the Greencastle American Legion and VFW...
John Cavins Baughman, 42, of Indianapolis died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 in Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of John J. and Elizabeth (Bowden) Baughman. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1984 and attended Hanover College and Indiana University...
Rex E. DuBois, 86, of Patricksburg, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at the Residence at McCormick's Creek, Spencer. Born April 9, 1922, in Shelburn, he was the son of Christian Nicholas and Stella Mae (McGranahan) DuBois. He married Ellen M. (Graves) DuBois on April 21, 1944, and she survives...
George Friedt, 83, of Coatesville, died Sunday at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1925 in Rastadt, Saskatchawan, Canada, he was the son of Joseph and Beatha Dinius Friedt. He had been a ticket taker and conductor for NYC-Penn. Central-Conrail and Amtrack railroads for several years...
Jerome "Jerry" Hyde was born in Indianapolis June 14, 1928 and died October 8, 2008. He was a United Methodist pastor and served pastorates in Edinburgh, Mount Auburn, Connersville, Shelbyville, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, and Greencastle. He is survived by brother David; wife, Martha; children, Steve Hyde, Paula Kassig, Ruth Crisp, and four grandchildren...
Albert David Johnston, 67, of Roachdale, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1941 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Albert E. Johnston and Doris Barr Johnston. He did inventory in the freezers at Maplehurst Bakery. Surviving are his wife, Rozella Johnston, son, Timothy Wayne Johnston of Roachdale, daughter, Kristina Leanne Salinas of Roachdale, grandchildren, Jesslyn Rozella Johnston, Alex Ventura, Martina Salinas, Messina Salinas, Robert Johnston, and Kathryn Woodcock, and a sister, Shirley Brown of Bainbridge.. ...
Michael L. Ratts, 60, of Jamestown, died Oct. 13, 2008 at Parkwood Healthcare Center after a short battle with cancer. Michael was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Martinsville, to the late Ira and Bernice (Shields) Ratts. He married Sharon Chestnut Ratts on Oct. 15, 1982, and she survives...
Edna Pauline (Littrell) Sims, age 65, passed away Oct. 12, 2008. She was born Dec. 27, 1942, in Greencastle to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Pierce) Littrell (both deceased). She was a homemaker, and attended Clayton First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Leon Sims; one daughter, Madonna (Jerry) Boswell of Greencastle; sisters, Ruth (Curtis) Norman of Rockville, Lola (Stanley) Carter of Cloverdale, Marie (Don) Cross of Dayton, Ind., Mary Constantino of Indianapolis, Kay Sauer of Indianapolis, Linda Sutherland of Greencastle, and Rita (Bill) Paitson of Terre Haute; one grandson, Levi Boswell.. ...
Lloyd Richard Shamel, 86, of Brazil and formerly of Greencastle, died on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Mr. Shamel was born on Oct. 23, 1921 in Greencastle to Edgar and Mabel Lawton Shamel. He retired from Conrail Railroad as a signalman with 42 years of service, which began with the New York Central Railroad...
Charles W. Sillery
Charles W. Sillery 87, of Ladoga died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Sillery was born in Coatesville on Aug. 29, 1921 to Roy C. and Grace W. Crump Sillery. He graduated from Ladoga High School. He was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church and the American Legion at Crawfordsville...
David W. Evens, 56, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 8, 2008. He was born June 13, 1952 to Melvin and Marilyn Hutcheson Evens of Greencastle. David was a self-employed service technician with Just Digital & Digital Data Reprographics Companies, and was a member of Lakeview Church...
Richard Burroff Sr.
Richard Lee Burroff Sr., 70, of Staunton, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Russellville, the son of Armour and Susie Patterson Burroff. He married Dorene J. Farley and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1999...
Charles "Chuck" Nelson, 66, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born May 18, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo., he was the son of Herbert Leron and Clara Agnes (Hall) Nelson Hoyter. He married Mitzie (Kessler) Nelson on Aug. 4, 1979, and she survives...
Dr. Earl C. Davis
Muncie, Ind. -- Earl C. Davis, 87, of Muncie, Indiana died peacefully Monday morning, October 6, 2008, at Westminster Village. He was born October 30, 1920, in Putnam County, Indiana, son of the late Moses E. and Mattie (Ferrand) Davis. He graduated from Bainbridge High School, Coombs Bible College, Butler University, and Christian Theological Seminary where he ultimately earned his doctorate in pastoral care and counseling...
Charles "Chuck" Nelson, 66, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale.
Leoda Ann Merriman, 73, of Quincy, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1935, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ernest C. and Laura E. (Holding) Burton. She married Wayne Merriman on May 31, 1952, and he survives...
Coedy Allen Peterson, 25, of Reelsville, formerly of Paris, Ill., died Oct. 1, 2008 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 10, 1983 in Vigo County, the son of Dale Allen Peterson and Ronda Lynn Tresner Peterson. He graduated from South Putnam High school, class of 2001. He last worked as a floor technician for All American Cleaning Service...
Barbara Ann King, 77, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Francis) Sallia. She married Robert Lynn King on Jan. 29, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1992...
Gilbert Wayne Chadd, 69, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008 at his residence. Wayne was born on Dec. 9, 1938 in Clinton Falls to James Gilbert and Effie E. Buis Chadd. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Greencastle Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1592 and Eagles Arie 4388...
Herbert Inglert II, 89, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born on Feb. 8, 1919, he was the son of Herbert and Juanita (Pence) Inglert. He married Hettie Marie (Loy) Inglert on Nov. 20, 1961, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 1996...
Barbara Ann King, 77, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville.
Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.