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Obituaries from December 2008

Lorene J. Cosby (12/31/08)
Lorene J. Cosby, age 92, of Waveland died at St. Clare Medical Center on Dec. 29, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. She was born on May 28, 1916 at Waveland to Lonnie and Vernie Bacon Jenkins. She married Leonard L. Cosby on April 12, 1936 at her parents' home at Waveland...
Paul E. Holmes (12/30/08)
Paul E. Holmes, age 97, of Gosport passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at The Residence at McCormick's Creek. He was born in Owen County on April 2, 1911 to Clarence and Mary Burton Holmes. Mr. Holmes retired from P.R. Mallory in Greencastle in 1977, where he had been a machinist. He was a member and supporter of the Gosport Christian Church for many years...
Norma Jean Leslie (12/28/08)
Mrs. Norma Joan Leslie, age 77, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday morning in her residence surrounded by her family. Born May 11, 1931 in Greencastle, IN she was the daughter of John Patterson and Opal (Grimes) Patterson. She married Carl E. Leslie and he survives. She had worked at K-Mart in customer service. Her hobbies included her family and friends, and traveling...
Charles E. Justice (12/26/08)
BEECH GROVE -- Charles E. Justice, 62, Beech Grove died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. He was born Dec. 4, 1946, in Beech Grove to Charles R. and the late Beulah Justice. Mr. Justice was a veteran of the United States Army and had retired from Chrysler Corporation after 30 years of working on the assembly line. He was also a member of Cataract Yacht Club...
Harry Cecil Brickert (12/26/08)
Harry Cecil Brickert, 76, died at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008 at his daughter's residence in Indianapolis. He was born on April 18, 1932, in Martinsville, to the late Charles Leroy and Mary Marie (Fisher) Brickert. He was a self-employed contractor and more specifically a building mover...
Hubert P. Nickerson (12/26/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Hubert P. Nickerson, 89, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 6, 1919, to Daniel Holbert and Verna Alice (Lasley) Nickerson in Cloverdale. He was a Cloverdale High School graduate, past commander and sergeant-at-arms...
Wallace 'Wally' R. Parker (12/26/08)
Wallace "Wally" R. Parker, 87, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital following two bouts with cancer in recent years. Wally was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Morgan County. He was the son of Vern and Nettie Parker. He grew up in a farming family south of Stilesville and attended grade school and high school in Belle Union where he graduated in 1938. He then attended Purdue University where he graduated with honors as a chemical engineer in 1942...
Vaughn Thomas McCammack (12/26/08)
PLAINFIELD -- Vaughn Thomas McCammack, 51, Coatesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1957, in Greencastle, to Merrill T. "Tom" and Margaret (Gibbs) McCammack Mackall. He married Linda Hughes in Indianapolis in 1989 and she survives...
Wallace R. Parker (12/24/08)
Wallace R. Parker, 87, of Greencastle died on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Staggers officiating. Burial will follow with honors at Forest Hill Cemetery...
Geneva Dimitroff (12/23/08)
Geneva Sims Dimitroff, 91, of Greencastle died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Mrs. Dimitroff was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Clay County to George and Inis Reed Sims. She was a 1942 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. After graduation, her entire graduating class enlisted in the U.S. ...
Mildred Hunter (12/23/08)
Mildred A. Hunter, 99, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. She was born on May 10, 1909 in Brooklyn, Ind. to Abraham and Ida Cox Nauman. Her husbands, Ray McGinnis and Morris S. "Pill" Hunter; two sisters, Kathryn Deweese and Ophia Duncan; and brother, Ralph Nauman preceded her in death...
Leonard Miller (12/23/08)
Leonard C. "Chuck" Miller, age 73, of Wimauma, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. Mr. Miller was in the construction business for years. More recently he was happiest behind the wheel of his sod truck. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed but never forgotten...
Janice E. Sexton (12/22/08)
Janice E. Sexton, age 83, of Greencastle died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Mrs. Sexton was born on Feb. 15, 1925 in Ecorse, Mich. to Clarence B. and Faye Darigan Summers. She was a graduate of Eastern Illinois State Teachers College High School. Her husband, J.M. Sexton Jr., whom she married on August 5, 1947, preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1996...
Wilma P. Cash (12/22/08)
Wilma P. Cash, age 86, of Greencastle died on Saturday Dec. 20, 2008 at home. She was born on June 17, 1922 in Floyd Township to Frank M. and Hazel D. Lydick Woods. She married Robert E. Cash on April 12, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1999...
Jon William Lancaster (12/22/08)
Jon William Lancaster, age 45, of Brazil passed away at his residence Thursday Dec. 18, 2008 following an extended illness. He was born December 29, 1962 in Goshen to Billy and Frances McGinty Lancaster. He married Fran Nevils in April of 1986. They were later divorced, but have remained close friends...
Melba F. Haskett (12/22/08)
Melba F. Haskett, age 95, of Greencastle died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. She was born on March 11, 1913 in Greencastle to Steve and Maude Gayor Haskett. Surviving are four nieces, Miriam Madore, Donna Jean O'Conner, Sandra Davis, Sue Basey; one nephew, Barry Haskett; and a sister-in-law, Maxine R. Haskett...
Faye Eggers (12/22/08)
Faye Eggers, age 71, of Greencastle passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Six Mile, W.V. on Feb. 16, 1937, the daughter of Wilbert and Opal Hager Arthur. She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Mallory's in Greencastle and had sold Parke Lane Jewelry...
Olga Ida Field (12/22/08)
Olga Ida Muenzler Field, age 90, Naperville, Ill. passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in her residence with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Cost, Texas to Anton and Frieda Helen Bauer Muenzler, and was the granddaughter of German immigrants. She grew up in Three Rivers, Texas, where she met her future husband, William Joseph Field. They married in Palm Beach, Fla. in 1943 while he was stationed in the U.S. Navy...
Mary Ann Rice (12/19/08)
Mary Ann Rice, age 88, of Franklin passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. She was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Putnam County, the daughter of Otto and Hertha Lydick Hand. Mrs. Rice was a 57-year member of Groveland Eastern Star and a member of North Terre Haute Christian Church. She had been employed with Abstract and Title Insurance...
Velma L. Goldsberry (12/19/08)
Velma L. Goldsberry, age 89, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born March 1, 1919 in Evansville, she was the daughter of Edward and Christine (Kuhlenschmidt) Stremming. She was a graduate of Millersburg High School class of 1936. She married Thomas B. Goldsberry on Dec. 23, 1937 and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2008...
Barbara L. Reeves (12/18/08)
Barbara L. Nees Reeves, age 77, of Asbury Towers, Greencastle died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital after a sudden medical emergency. She was born at home on April 30, 1931 to Paul F. and L. DeMoine Herbert Nees, one mile east of Poland.
Lora Brown Anderson (12/18/08)
Lora Susan Brown Anderson, age 90, of Plainfield, formerly of Ladoga, died at Roland Golden Memories Retirement Village in Plainfield at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. She was born on Sept. 12, 1918 to Walter and Mintie Major Brown in Bandy, Ky. She was married to Virgil Anderson on Aug. 14, 1957 in Indianapolis, and he survives...
F. Maxine Asdell (12/18/08)
F. Maxine Asdell, age 87, of Roachdale, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. She was previously a resident in Brownsburg for 42 years. She was born June 6, 1921 in Gosport to Fannie Arney Harris and William S. Harris, Sr. She was a 1939 Spencer High School graduate...
James Michael Bailey (12/18/08)
James "Little Jimmy" Bailey, 6 months old, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 15, 2008. He was born June 15, 2008 in Greencastle to James and Lisa Bailey. Survivors include his parents, James and Lisa Bailey of Darlington; three brothers, Kory Jones of Crawfordsville, Christopher Rood and Caleb Bailey, both of Reelsville; a sister, Kynda Thompson of Crawfordsville; grandparents, Keith and Beverly Brock of Waynetown and Amanda Alexander of Roachdale; great-grandmother Bessie Manion of Waynetown; and several aunts, uncles and three nephews.. ...
Loren Ray Bowman (12/17/08)
Loren Ray Bowman, 63, of Cloverdale passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. at his daughter's home in Cunot. He was born on June 8, 1945 in Monroe County, to the late Dernal Calvin and Veneta Mae Livingston Bowman. On June 16, 1966 he married his wife and best friend, Brenda Joyce Suter and she survives...
Stephen E. Patterson Jr. (12/17/08)
Stephen E. "Stevie" Patterson Jr., age 8, of Coatesville passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Hospital after a tragic accident. Born March 12, 2000 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Stephen E. Patterson Sr. and Gladys Jeanette Varvel. He was a second grader at Bainbridge Elementary School...
John N. Temple (12/17/08)
John N. Temple, age 80, of Coatesville passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Mr. Temple as born in Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Lathers Union for 50 years, Carpenters Local and Evergreen-Oriental-Masonic Lodge...
Clyde A. Buis (12/16/08)
Clyde A. Buis, 76, of Spencer passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Coatesville on Sept. 4, 1932 to Emmett Frank and Margaret Blue Buis. He was a self-employed carpenter and farmer and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Cunot...
Ellen Jane Nichols (12/16/08)
Ellen Jane Nichols, 85, of Bainbridge passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at her son's residence. Born May 3, 1923 in Sellersburg, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Flaura Hurst Salmon. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School class of 1941 and Central Business College. She married Herschel Nichols on March 3, 1946 and he preceded her in death January 1989...
Genie M. Zimmerman (12/16/08)
Genie M. Zimmerman, 88, of Greenfield passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008. She was born in Waltonville, Ill. on July 8, 1920, to the late Walter O. and Genevieve Fry. Survivors include her daughter Linda Brackney and husband Steve, granddaughter Kim Green and husband Barry, great-grandson Jacob Green and stepson Stan Zimmerman...
Dorothy M. Miller (12/11/08)
Dorothy M. Miller, 82, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center in Avon. She was born on Jan. 21, 1926 in Indianapolis to Leonard Herbert and Zelma Faith Keller Bennett. She married Robert Lawrence Miller Sr. on Nov. 5, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1997...
Richard Julius Stommel (12/13/08)
Richard Julius Stommel, 80, Brazil, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Richard was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., as the son of Stephan Lewis and Dorothy Kunze. He worked as a supervisor in manufacturing plants. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Christina Williams (12/13/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Former Cloverdale and Indianapolis resident Christina Williams, 80, Bushnell, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Mike Conley Hospice in Clermont, Fla. She was born June 17, 1928 in Greencastle to Fisher Austin and Maggie (Tuner) Austin...
Russell Leroy Hamm (12/12/08)
Russell Leroy Hamm, 82, of Rosedale passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born on Sept. 6, 1926 in Devore, Ind., Taylor Township, Owen County. He was the son of Bert Hamm and Ruby Florence Sutherlin Hamm. Mr. Hamm was a teacher and professor. ...
Marion J. Grubb (12/12/08)
Marion J. Grubb, 85, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 22, 1923 in Putnam County, he was the son of Joseph R. and Lola M. Meek Grubb. He was a graduate of Belle Union High School. He married Mary E. McCoy on Oct. 13, 1946 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2000. He married Sylvia Poynter Finchum on April 19, 2003 and she survives...
Melanie K. Wilkinson (12/12/08)
Melanie K. Wilkinson, 57, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born March 11, 1951 in Indianapolis. Survivors include her parents, Bill and Shirley Imel; sisters Vicki, Pam and Julie; and sister-in-law Becky and their families...
Genevieve M. Wood (12/12/08)
Genevieve M. Wood, 84, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Ms. Wood worked for Link Belt for many years, retiring in 1986. Survivors include niece Peggy Fogle and husband Joe. She was preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Mabel Thompson Wood and a sister Mary F. Savage...
Claiborne Parker (12/11/08)
Claiborne Parker, 92, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Born June 3, 1916 in Gallitin, Tenn. to Charlie and Florence Smith Parker. Mr. Parker had been an engineer for Liquid Carbonic Company for 20 years before retiring. He was also a World War II veteran...
Betty E. Enlow (12/11/08)
Betty E. Enlow, 76, of Greencastle passed away Dec. 10, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1932 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Millard and Inez Ingram Darrah. She married Jack Enlow on April 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2001...
Jerome H. Schwamberger (12/11/08)
Jerome H. Schwamberger, 92, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born April 11, 1916 in Wheelersburg, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph & Mary Thieken Schwamburger. He married Betty J. Humphries in 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2002...
John W. Fitzpatrick (12/10/08)
John W. Fitzpatrick, 47, of Greencastle passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 after battling a long-term illness. Born June 6, 1961 in Chicago, he was the son of Thomas D. and Jeanne Hinkle Fitzpatrick. He was a 1979 graduate of Greencastle High School. He also graduated from Purdue University in 1984 where he received a bachelor of science degree in criminology and played football...
Daniel E. 'Danny' Hutcheson (12/09/08)
Daniel E. "Danny" Hutcheson, 69, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Sept. 16, 1939, in Greencastle, he was the son of Forest and Crystal (Smith) Hutcheson. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School Class of 1957...
Estal Ray Scobee (12/09/08)
Estal Ray Scobee, 87, Greencastle, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at his residence. Born July 8, 1921, in Cloverdale, he was the son of Raymond and Mary (Finney) "Mayme" Scobee. He attended Putnamville schools and graduated from Reelsville High School class of 1937...
Marvin K. Broadstreet (12/08/08)
Marvin K. Broadstreet, 72, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1936 in Fillmore to Harold and Juanita Johnson Broadstreet. Mr. Broadstreet was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. Survivors include sons Jeffery Broadstreet of Indianapolis and Terry Broadstreet and wife Heather of Greencastle; daughters Tonya Basoeki of Roachdale and Sandy Bridgewater and husband James of Brazil; sisters Betty Collins and husband Charles of McCordsville, Peggy Kelly of Greencastle, Patricia Skiner of Greenwood, Carolyn Harrold and husband Steve of Seattle, Janet Stringer and husband Tom of Indianapolis, Sharon Barker and husband Leonard of Converse and Linda Davis and husband Steve of Indianapolis; brothers Maurice Broadstreet and wife June of Georgia, Bob Broadstreet and wife Laura of Stilesville and Jerry Broadstreet and wife Donna of Fillmore; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Clifford James Malayer (12/08/08)
Clifford James Malayer, 76, of Roachdale passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1932 in Roachdale to Burley E. and Veda Pearl Jones Malayer. He married Hazel Martin on Dec. 14, 1951 in Indianapolis and she survives...
Dorman R. Roe (12/08/08)
Dorman R. Roe 78, of North Salem passed away at his residence on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at 10:35 a.m. He was born on October 4, 1930 in North Salem to Bert and Mary Mae Miller Roe. He married Judith Bartlett and she passed away on Oct. 23, 1963. He then married Flora F. Newhouse on May 25, 1966 in Greencastle and she survives...
Harlan D. Rissler (12/08/08)
Harlan Dale Rissler, 82, of Charleston, Ill. passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at his home. He was born July 16, 1926 in Clay County, son of Harlan M. and Cleo F. Hepler Rissler. He married Florence Irene Diel, at the first Baptist Church, Reelsville, July 6, 1947 and she survives...
Daniel E. Hutcheson (12/08/08)
Daniel E. Hutcheson, 69, of Greencastle died on Saturday Dec. 6, 2008. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be published in the Tuesday edition of the Banner Graphic.
June Gibson (12/05/08)
June Gibson, 84, of Poland passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born June 19, 1924 in Muncie to Carl and Jennie McConnel Gibson. He married Bessie M. Reynolds on July 17, 1942 and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2004...
Susan Lynn Huggard (12/05/08)
Susan Lynn Huggard, 57, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. She was born on Dec. 30, 1950 in Chicago to William Allen Huggard Jr. and Mary Ellen West Huggard. She was a 1969 graduate of Libertyville High School and received her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in history and the romance languages...
Sylvia A. Underwood (12/04/08)
Sylvia A. Underwood, 67, of Greencastle passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at her residence. Born Oct. 10, 1941, she was the daughter of Bryon and Ethel Watt. She graduated from Greencastle High School in the class of 1961. She married Jerry L. Underwood April 21, 1961 and he preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1987...
Harold W. Crawley (12/02/08)
Harold W. Crawley, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008 in Boynton Beach, Fla. after several weeks' illness. Born in Indianapolis on March 17, 1938 to Clara Galimore Crawley and William Daniel Crawley, he lived many years in Greencastle, and was a member of the Army National Guard. ...
Ruby B. Stringer (12/01/08)
Ruby B. Stringer, 93, of Greencastle passed away Friday, Nov. 28 at Putnam County Hospital. Born May 25, 1915 in Putnamville, she was the daughter of Roscoe T. and Myrtle Hill Moore. She attended Putnamville School until her senior year when she graduated from Greencastle High School class of 1933. She married Eugene Stringer on June 10, 1935 and he preceded her in death June 24, 1986...
William W. "Bill" Wallace (12/01/08)
William W. "Bill" Wallace, 71, of Reelsville passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Born Jan. 31, 1937 in Knightsville, he was the son of Ben and Nettie Haltom Wallace. He married Barbara Williams on June 16, 1956 and she survives. Mr. Wallace was a farmer, a custodian for South Putnam School Corporation and a clay worker for American Vitrified. He attended the McKinley Hill Church of Christ...