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Obituaries from January 2009

Charles Henry Wilson (01/30/09)
Charles Henry "Charlie" Wilson, 70, of Fillmore died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Putnam County Hospital. Born April 18, 1938 in Wilbur Township, Mich., he was the son of Claude and Mabel Goodale Wilson. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Michigan State University in 1963. He married Lynn Snite on February 14, 1977 and she survives...
Donald Arthur Saunders (01/30/09)
Funeral services were held Jan. 20 for Donald Arthur Saunders, 72, of Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Belle Union High School. His wife Celia survives him. Additional survivors include his four children, Vernon, Terry and Tim Saunders and Valerie Bright; sister Judy Crawley; brother Richard and grandson Jacob...
Gloria Heron (01/29/09)
Gloria Heron, 87, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at the Waters of Greencastle. She was born Aug. 6, 1921 in Baltimore, Md. to Mark and Naomi Gathmann. She married John B. Heron in 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1998. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1998...
Raymond Booker (01/26/09)
Robert Watson Koenig (01/26/09)
Robert Watson Koenig, 74, of Greencastle died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1934 in Lafayette, he was the son of Arthur E. and Peggy King Koenig. He was a 1951 graduate of West Lafayette High School and received a degree in forestry from Purdue University in 1955. He married Carol Joann Koenig on Aug. 29, 1955 and she survives...
Ralph Lee Delp (01/28/09)
Ralph Lee Delp, 74, Frostproof, Fla., formerly of Greencastle died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring, Fla. He was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Mulberry to LeRoy and Fern Elvira Britan Delp. He graduated from New Market High School and served in the Indiana National Guard. He married Margaret Carol Carothers in Alamo. They resided in Lizton and Harrison, Ohio until he retired as a teamster truck driver from Dennis Trucklines...
Roland Eugene Jones (01/28/09)
Roland "Ronnie" Eugene Jones, 69, of Martinsville, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. He was born April 24, 1939 to Venard Earl and Margaret Louise Parrish Jones. Mr. Jones was a carpenter, working most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Greencastle schools...
Kimberly Lynn Arnold (01/23/09)
Kimberly Lynn Arnold, 39, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born July 21, 1969, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of W. Douglas and Diana (Woodall) Hansel. She was a graduate of South Putnam High School class of 1987 and received an accounting degree from the International Business College...
DeAnne Johnson (01/23/09)
DeAnne Johnson, 71, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22 in her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1937 to Ernest and Alice Hause Sutherlin. Mrs. Johnson had been an accountant for Stafford and Cummings Accounting for several years and a visitation officer for Clay County Justice Center, also belonging to the First Baptist Church...
Mavis Spencer (01/22/09)
Mavis Spencer, 63, of Crawfordsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at home. She was born Dec. 30, 1945 in Russellville to Raymond W. and Lillian M. Cox. She married Larry D. Spencer Oct. 20, 1963 in Russellville, and he survives. Mrs. Spencer was a 1963 graduate of Russellville High School. ...
Lorene Lydia Wolf (01/22/09)
Lorene Lydia Wolf, 91, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born in Owen County Sept. 4, 1917 to Peter and Myrtle Smith Thomas. On Nov. 26, 1942 she married Robert Mitchell Wolf. Mrs. Wolf taught for 33 years at Patricksburg, Clay City and Coal City Elementary Schools. She attended First United Church of Christ and taught Bible school and Sunday school...
Martin P. Kerr (01/22/09)
Martin P. Kerr, 43, of Bloomington and formerly of Greencastle, died at home on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born in Greencastle on March 17, 1965 to Joseph Franklin Kerr and Linda Gorham Kerr. He worked in Facility Maintenance at Indiana University and was the drummer for the "Harsch Reality" Band...
DeAnne Johnson (01/22/09)
DeAnne Johnson, 71, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22 in her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1937 to Ernest and Alice Hause Sutherlin. Mrs. Johnson had been an accountant for Stafford and Cummings Accounting for several years and a visitation officer for Clay County Justice Center, also belonging to the First Baptist Church...
Donald A. Foster (01/21/09)
Donald A. Foster, 88, of Plainfield died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1920 in Kokomo to Cort and Ruby Blinn Foster. He married Jeanette Weyreter on Aug. 7, 1948 in Indianapolis. Mr. Foster was an air conditioning engineer for General Services Administration for more than 25 years before retiring in 1975. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post #3246 and a member of Englewood Masonic Lodge #715 for more than 50 years...
Richard W. Talbott (01/21/09)
Richard W. "Dick" Talbott, 77, of Appleton, Wis. died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. He was born June 22, 1931 in Greencastle, the son of the late Harrold and Dorothy Williams Talbott. He graduated from High School in Elkhart. He then received his BS in marketing from Indiana University. During college he was enrolled in ROTC and upon graduating he entered the U.S. Army as an officer...
Wilda Vass Neely Skidmore (01/21/09)
Wilda Vass Neely Skidmore, 90, of Hanover, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday Jan. 19, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Georgetown to Ernest A. and Frances Hottell Vass. She resided for many years in Floyd County and was a 1937 graduate of New Albany High School. ...
Robert A. "Bob" Bowen (01/20/09)
Robert A. "Bob" Bowen, 82, of Fillmore died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. He was born May 12, 1926 in Floyd Township to Dennis B. and Leota Zeiner Bowen. Mr. Bowen served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from Meadow Gold as a milk delivery man with 30 years of service and was owner of Kendallville Tire and Auto for 19 years. He was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church...
David C. Rust (01/20/09)
David C. Rust, 51, of Roachdale passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009 at The Waters of Greencastle. He was born on June 16, 1957 in Indianapolis to Evans M. and Joyce Means Rust. He was married to Donna Huffman Rust in Greencastle and later divorced...
Shirley Mae Jarvis (01/20/09)
Shirley Mae Jarvis, 73, of Russellville died at Methodist Hospice Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born to John William and Luella Jones Beach on March 5, 1935 in Cottage Grove. She married Joseph Jarvis on June 14, 1950 in Cottage Grove, and he survives...
Maurice Bousman (01/16/09)
Maurice W. Bousman, 92, Anderson, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at St. John's Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 15, 1916 in Anderson to William and Mary (Bristol) Bousman. For more than 30 years, he worked in production at General Motors. He was also a life-long farmer and was a bus driver for Highland High School and College Corner for 20 years...
Robert Lee Walls (01/16/09)
Robert Lee Walls 72, Ladoga, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. He was born on Sept. 30, 1936,in Indianapolis to William Edward and Anna Ross Walls. He retired from Raybestos Products in Crawfordsville after 31 years. He served in the U. S. Navy...
Kenneth C. Gorham (01/16/09)
Kenneth C. Gorham, 79, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born in Putnam County on Aug. 16, 1929 to Dora and Jewell Ruark Gorham. He married Mildred Huffman on July 5, 1947 and she survives...
Charles W. Rains (01/16/09)
Charles W. Rains, 94, of Greencastle died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. He was born in Francisville on Jan. 22, 1914, the son of William S. and Emma Nitzchke Rains. He married Frances Moore on March 19, 1942, and she survives. Mr. Rains was a minister for 66 years, serving at various churches in Greencastle, Cloverdale and Indianapolis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Wildwood Evangelical Church...
Homer E. Wallen (01/16/09)
Homer E. Wallen, 67, of Stilesville died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Wallen was born Oct. 7, 1941 in Hendricks County to Eunice and Amanda Kirkpatrick Wallen. He was a self-employed body shop owner. Surviving are his daughters, Lora Morgan and husband Tim of Indianapolis and Phyllis Key of Indianapolis, Tonya Murphy and husband Gene of Pittsboro, Kimberly Goens and husband Andrew of Greencastle and Teresa Wallen of Greencastle; son Troy Wallen of Stilesville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers James, Neal, Henry and Abraham Wallen; sisters Iris and Marie Wallen; and step brothers Robert, Howard and Raymond Stanger.. ...
Erma E. Brant (01/14/09)
Erma E. Brant, 79, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. She was born in Hendricks County, June, 15, 1929 to Atlas C. and Esther Stewart. Mrs. Brant was a lifelong homemaker. Survivors include son Terry W. Brant and wife Cinda of Marion and son Donald E. Wood and wife Charlene of Amo; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and 14 step great-grandchildren...
Cyntha Van Tassel Yeo (01/14/09)
Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo, 61, of Zionsville died Dec. 30, 2008. Mrs. Yeo was a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and where she honed her artistic skills as painting became her avocation and later, her vocation...
James D. "Smoke" Richards (01/14/09)
James D. "Smoke" Richards, 68, of Greencastle died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. He was born on April 14, 1940 in Greencastle to Stuart N. Richards and V. Imogene Williams Richards. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an owner of Richards Insurance Agency...
Roy "Pete" Baldwin (01/12/09)
Roy L. "Pete" Baldwin, 86, of Columbus died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 18, 1922, at Campbellsville, Ky., the son of Emmett Walter and Martha Jane Mings Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin was a truck driver for Albert Rittman through Stadler's Meat Packing Company. ...
Kenneth Brinson (01/12/09)
Kenneth Brinson, 83, of Cloverdale died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. He was born Feb. 28, 1925 in Martinsville to Bonnie B. and Cora Sykes Brinson. Mr. Brinson was retired from the U.S. Post Office. He was also a medic during World War II in a field hospital unit. He also worked at Lieber's Photography studios and the Ford Motor Company. He was a former member of Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis...
David L. Buis (01/12/09)
David L. Buis, 58, of Greencastle died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at Roudebush Veterans Hospital. He was born in Hendricks County on March 7, 1950 to L. Leon and Marlene Alkire Buis. Mr. Buis had been a truck driver for Operation Blessing for several years before retiring due to illness. He had also been a missionary with the Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle Campground in Ashland, Va., as well as serving in the U.S. Air Force...
Harry Glen Stinson (01/12/09)
Harry Glen Stinson, 77, of Cloverdale, formerly of Mt. Meridian, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009 at the Summerfield Health Care Center. He was born on Sept. 10, 1931 in Tazwell County, Va. to John K. Stinson and Lera M. Whitt Stinson Cook. Mr. Stinson was married to Grace Goldie Messer Stinson and she preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2002. He was a retired track maintainer for New York Central and Conrail...
Betty Lou Thornburg (01/12/09)
Betty Lou Thornburg, 76, of Russellville died Friday. 

Born July 8, 1932, in Richmond, she was the daughter of Ralph Turner and Marie Coria Ellen Stricker. 

She married Glenn "Cecil" Thornburg on April 2, 1950 in Martinsville...
Charles E. "Chazzie" Sutherlin (01/10/09)
Charles E. "Chazzie" Sutherlin, 84, Cloverdale, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. He was born June 22, 1924, in Putnam County, to Pete and Effie Taylor Sutherlin. Chazzie was a member of Putnamville Baptist Church and retired from the railroad, where he was a maintainer...
Rosemary Barickman (01/09/09)
Rosemary Barickman, 80, of Naples, Fla. died surrounded by her family at Avow Hospice in Naples on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. She was born in Greencastle on July 18, 1928, the daughter of Earl and Eliza Sourwine. She was married to Frank W. Barickman for more than 55 years, and he survives...
Edgar C. Wilson (01/09/09)
Edgar C. Wilson, 84, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 8, 1924 in Bainbridge, he was the son of Thomas Freeman and Lilly May Staggs Wilson. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1942. He married Margie I. Richardson on May 11, 1946 and she survives...
John W. Fitzpatrick (01/09/09)
John W. Fitzpatrick, 47, of Greencastle died 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...
John Robert Walton (01/05/09)
Harley L. Weir (01/08/09)
The Rev. Harley L. Weir, 82, of Terre Haute died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. He was born in Vigo County on March 3, 1926 to John and Margaret Moody Weir. He married Naomi Stout on Oct. 30, 1946, and she survives. He was Pastor Emeritus of Christ Temple Church...
Richard Tony "T.R." Pursel (01/08/09)
Richard Tony "T.R. Pursel, 31, of Cataract died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 in Indianapolis. He was born April 20, 1977 in Greencastle to Richard E. and Nadine Gay Pittl Pursel of Cataract. Mr. Pursel was a carpenter. He was a member of the Cataract Baptist Church and Cataract Volunteer Fire Department...
Betty I. Stites (01/07/09)
Betty I. Stites, 84, of Crawfordsville died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at St. Clare Medical Center. She was born Feb. 29, 1924 to Charles and Emma Cable Lewis in Crawfordsville. She attended Crawfordsville High School and retired from Sommer Metal Craft. She married Roy O. Stites. He preceded her in death February of 1966...
Allen Carney (01/07/09)
Allen Carney, 57, of Cloverdale died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 15, 1952 to Harold Leroy and Alma Marlyeen Stockdale Carney in Beech Grove. He married Sharon Guy Carney on Jan. 11, 1971 and she survives. Other survivors include his sons Timothy R. ...
William L. Goller (01/07/09)
William L. Goller, 35, of Morton died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 in Danville. He was born Sept. 11, 1973 in Florence, Ariz. to George and Kathy Kubler Goller. Mr. Goller had been a cook for Regency Place Retirement Home. Surviving are his parents, his wife Lynn Sutherlin Goller, daughter Angelique Goller of Arizona, grandmother Mary Goller of West Lafayette and sister Maxine Ramon of Arizona...
J.R. Hogshead (01/05/09)
J.R. Hogshead, 20, of Coatesville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. He was born in Danville on Dec. 2, 1988 to John and Denise Waggoner Hogshead. Mr. Hogshead had been serving in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his parents of Coatesville, brother Robert Dooley of Plainfield, sister Amanda Coffey of Ladoga, grandfather Gerald Hogshead of Arkansas and niece Abigail...
John R. Webb (01/05/09)
John R. Webb, 84, of St. Louis and formerly of Kansas, Ill. died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. He was a retired hospital administrator. He was born Jan. 26, 1924 in Kansas, Ill., the son of the late Harry and Mabel McVicker Webb. He married Lucy Louise Longden on July 20, 1947 in Greencastle. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2003...
Nancy D. Cooksey (01/05/09)
Nancy D. Cooksey, age 67, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 in Greencastle. She was born on April 6, 1941 to Earl and Betty Webb Denham in Crawfordsville. She married Robert E. Cooksey on March 8, 1965 in Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death on September 18, 2000...
Tommy Allen Harmon (01/05/09)
Tommy "Tom" Allen Harmon, age 66, of Coatesville passed away Jan. 3, 2009. He was born on June 21, 1942 in Fort Branch to Thelman Albertus and Violet Alma Williams Harmon. He married Mary Lou Hoopes on Nov. 30, 1963 and she survives. Mr. Harmon was a retired buyer for Allison Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended New Winchester Christian Church...
Dale E. Gerrish (01/03/09)
Dale E. Gerrish, age 78, of Rockville died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at his farm. He was born May 5, 1930 in Clinton to the late J. Clarence and Esther Madonna Freed Gerrish. He married Norma Jean LaPrees Gerrish on Jun 16, 1951. She preceded him in death on May 28, 1997...
Harold Eugene Mendenhall (01/03/09)
Harold Eugene Mendenhall, age 82, of New Winchester died Jan. 1, 2009. He was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Bloomingdale to Frank and Anna Copner Mendenhall. He married Patricia Fuller April 23, 1949 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2001. Mr. Mendenhall attended school in Bloomingdale but was drafted into the U.S. ...
Robert Briggs (01/01/09)
Robert E. Briggs, 71, of Martinsville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at Morgan Hospital & Medical Center, Martinsville. Mr. Briggs was born My 9, 1937, in Indianapolis to Floyd E. and Bertha May (Sims) Briggs Barnes. He was married to Sandra J. Comer on March 20, 1959, and she survives...
William Tuttle (01/01/09)
William "Bill" Tuttle, 83, of Spencer died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at home. Mr. Tuttle was born July 2, 1925, in Greencastle to William Henry Harrison Tuttle and Flora Marie Ghent. He married Carmaleeta Jones, and she survives. He was a bulldozer operator for Harry C. Miller and worked for Gueple Construction in Indianapolis. He was a farmer, furrier and ginseng dealer. He was a member of the Quincy Conservation Club and the FFA...
Gertrude Hendrix (01/01/09)
Gertrude Hendrix, 103, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community. Ms. Hendrix was born May 24, 1905 to John William Hendrix and Ella Grace (O'Neal) Hendrix. For many years after her retirement, she lived on land near Putnamville that had been in her family since 1829...