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Obituaries from February 2009

Calvin Callahan (02/28/09)
Calvin Conrad Callahan, 82, Reelsville, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born Dec. 13, 1926 in Vigo County, as the son of Arthur and Maggie Sinclare Callahan. He had been employed until his retirement with Penn Central and Conrail railroad operations...
Elizabeth "Bee" Reedy (02/27/09)
Elizabeth "Bee" Reedy, 97, of Plainfield died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Millpond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born on May 18, 1911 in Friona, Texas to Horace and Gertrude Shaw Ballard. She was a 1928 graduate of Plainfield High School. She married Wesley W. Reedy in Nov. 1936 in Plainfield. He preceded her in death in 1969...
Cohn L. Morrison (02/26/09)
Cohn L. Morrison, 99, of Bountiful, Utah died on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 in Bountiful. He was born in Cloverdale on July 20, 1909 and was the son of the late William Everett and Cecil Hepler Morrison. He is lovingly remembered as a devoted husband, great friend and gifted teacher. Most importantly, he taught his family down to the fourth generation through love, gentle humor, patience and wisdom. His mind was keen to the last days, even as his strength ebbed...
Delores Evelyn Pollock (02/26/09)
Delores Evelyn Pollock, 74, of Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. She was born in Summershade, Ky. on Jan. 18, 1935 to the late Acie and Viola Wood Birge. She retired from Balkamp Corporation after 20 years of service...
Linda L. Miller (02/26/09)
Linda L. Miller, 61, formerly of Brownsburg and Greencastle, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. She had been a research associate at Eli Lilly and Co. She was active in Equine Rescue, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. Survivors include daughter Angela Duerden and husband Karsten; brother Jacki Spradling, sisters Judy Williams, Bobbi Stinson and Ester Saubert; and half-sister Phyllis Robling...
George M. Robertson (02/26/09)
George M. Robertson, 62, of Roachdale died on Tuesday Feb. 24, 2009. He was born on Sept. 5, 1946 in Crawfordsville to Ward and Betty Brocker Robertson. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1965 and was co-owner of Silo Matic Feeding Equipment and farmed all his life in the New Maysville area...
Walter Williamson (02/23/09)
Walter Williamson, 80, of Greencastle died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at his residence. Born July 27, 1928 in Indianapolis, he was the son of William and Martha Bohley Williamson. He married Viola Mae Kessler on April 14, 1951, and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1999...
Staci Marie Weaver (02/26/09)
Staci Marie Gearhart (Andrews, King) Weaver, 45, of Avon died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 in Avon. She was born Sept. 3, 1963 in Columbus to Jackie and Patricia Dill Gearhart, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Weaver married James William Weaver Aug. 28, 2005 at Bainbridge United Methodist Church. She was a CNA for 27 years...
Annette M. Atkins (02/25/09)
Annette M. Atkins, 82, of Brownsburg died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Mrs. Atkins lived in Greencastle for 30 years, where she owned and operated Toppers Restaurant. She moved to Brownsburg and was a WalMart greeter when it first opened. She was a member of St. Malachy Church...
Russell V. Green (02/25/09)
Russell V. Green, 79, of Bainbridge died at The Waters of Greencastle on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. He was born on Feb. 11, 1930 in Indianapolis to William Herman and Lola Taylor Green. Mr. Green was a Mason for more than 50 years, belonging to Kentucky/Indiana Local No. ...
Billie K. Sillery (02/25/09)
Billie K. Sillery, 86, of Greencastle died on Monday Feb. 23, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Her husband, Nadean "Dean" Arden Sillery whom she married on June 23, 1963, preceded her in death four days earlier. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923 in Corbin, Ky. to Dr. E.L. Harmon and Elsie Lanham Harmon. She was a 1941 graduate of Corbin High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle, Putnam County Hospital Guild and the DePauw University Retiree's Club...
Cathy York (02/25/09)
Cathy York, 58, of Greencastle died on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Methodist Hospital. Born March 10, 1950 in Indianapolis, she cherished time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her two sons, David A. York and Jason York and wife Christina; her parents, Mary and Garland Thomeson and Robert Thurston; five grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Braden, Catalina and Shelby; four sisters, Debbie Adams, Sandy Reynolds, Melissa Deitz and Barbara Pardue and brother Steve Pardue...
Roseanne Riggle (02/23/09)
Roseanne Riggle, 86, of Roachdale died at her residence on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She was born in Putnam County on June 20, 1922 to Asbury Clark and Bertha Galbreath Clark. She graduated from Roachdale High School in 1940. She married Joseph Spencer Riggle on Jan. 11, 1947 in Roachdale, and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1981...
Ruby M. Everman (02/23/09)
Ruby M. Everman, 94, of Roachdale died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born on Nov. 14, 1914 in Roachdale to Orville and Goldie Woodrum Perkins. She graduated from Roachdale High School and Central Normal Teachers College in Danville. She married Everett Leon Everman on Feb. 28, 1942 in Hattiesburg, Miss. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2007...
Charles Ray Hunter (02/23/09)
Charles "Charlie" Ray Hunter, 84, of Clemmons, N.C. died on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. He was born in Fillmore on Feb. 28, 1924 to the late Harold and Elsie Hunter. His wife, Lucille Mangus Hunter preceded him in death. He will always be remembered for his friendly, fun loving free spirit. He retired from Archway Cookies after which he lived in Lake Placid, Fla...
Marjorie E. Soots (02/23/09)
Marjorie E. Soots, 89, of Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born May 27, 1919 in Montgomery, Ala., she was the daughter of Floyd Aaron and Amanda Elizabeth Gorrell Gibbs. She was a 1937 graduate of Avon High School, also graduating from Central Business College...
Patti O'Hair (02/23/09)
Patti Garrison O'Hair, 47, of Cloverdale died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 13, 1962 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary Canizaro Garrison. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. She married David O'Hair on May 22, 1981, and he survives...
Pauline Marshall (02/23/09)
Pauline Marshall, 94, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born July 20, 1914 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Granville and Carrie Baughman Harmon. She attended Greencastle High School. She married Clarence Marshall, and he preceded her in death in 1993...
Michael Covert (02/21/09)
Michael Covert, 58, Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at W.S. Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born May 10, 1950 in Greencastle, the son of Donald Duane Covert and Rose Marie Feld. He married Randa Yealey Covert, and she survives. Mr. Covert worked for Deflecto Inc. in Indianapolis until his illness. He was a 1968 graduate of Greencastle High School. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War...
Nadean "Dean" Arden Sillery (02/21/09)
Nadean "Dean" Arden Sillery, 87, Greencastle, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born July 1, 1921 in Putnam County, he was the son of Enoch Arden and Sylvia (Disbrow) Sillery. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1940. He married Billie K. Harmon June 23, 1963 and she survives...
William Duane Cain Sr. (02/21/09)
William Duane Cain Sr., 69, Greencastle, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. Mr. Cain was born May 18, 1939 in Greencastle to Hubert "Joe" Cain and Betty Kendall Cain. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Mr. Cain was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, honorary member of Knights of Columbus Council 6989, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 0252 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1592...
Margurite A. Grimes (02/20/09)
Margurite A. (Simmerman) Grimes age 90 of Greencastle, went to be at peace with the Lord Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Born February 22, 1918 in Veedersburg, Indiana.. She later moved to Greencastle and was raised in the Allison Home and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1936". She married Russell L. Grimes on July 4, 1942....
Michael Covert (02/20/09)
Michael Covert, 58, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at W.S. Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born May 10, 1950 in Greencastle, the son of Donald Duane Covert and Rose Marie Feld. He married Randa Yealey Covert, and she survives. Mr. Covert worked for Deflecto Inc. in Indianapolis until his illness. He was a 1968 graduate of Greencastle High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War...
Billy B. Joliff (02/20/09)
Billy B. Jolliff, 64, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at his residence. Born March 13, 1944 in East St. Louis, Ill., he was the son of John Wesley and Betty Tweedy Jolliff. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He married Geraldine Borkowski in October 1962, and she survives...
Leslie A. Cornell Jr. (02/20/09)
Leslie A. Cornell Jr., 68, of Greencastle died after a long illness Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 4, 1940 in St. Louis, the son of Leslie and Ella Mae Page Cornell. A graduate of Glen Cove High School in Long Island, N.Y., he attended Worchester Polytechnical Institute, where he studied electrical engineering and played on the varsity football team. ...
Martha June Goode (02/20/09)
Martha June Sutherlin Goode, 79, of Greencastle died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living. Born Sept. 10, 1929 in Putnam County, the daughter of Andrew and Ladona Langdon Sutherlin. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. On Sept. 15, 1948 she married E. Tressman Goode, and he preceded her in death in 1983. She attended the First Baptist Church of Greencastle...
Marian Agnes DeLong (02/19/09)
Marian Agnes Edwards Pearson DeLong, 89, of Mulberry died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at the Mulberry Health and Retirement Home. Marian had been an Alzheimer's resident since April 2004. She was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Carp to the late William H. and Estella Mae Keller Edwards. She was the 10th of 12 children. She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse until she passed the eighth grade. She later obtained her GED...
Carolyn Nanette Arbuckle (02/17/09)
Carolyn Nanette Smiley Arbuckle, 55, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born in Greencastle on March 1, 1953. Ms. Arbuckle had worked as an embroiderer at Fine Threads. Survivors include parents Carl and Marilyn Miller Arbuckle of Greencastle; sister Cindy Simpson and husband Larry of Valrico, Fla.; brother Chris Arbuckle of Avon; nieces Kristin Simpson, Jenna Simpson and Kirtley Arbuckle; nephews Jeff Simpson and Christian Arbuckle; and several other nieces and nephews from the Smiley family.. ...
Roy L. Cassady (02/17/09)
Roy L. Cassady, 89, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at Regency Manor in Floresville, Texas. He was born in Cloverdale on July 28, 1919, the son of the late Porter Marcy and Viola Blythe Cassady. He married Bertha June Boswell on Nov. 5, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1976...
Ida Mae Scott (02/17/09)
Ida Mae Scott, 70, of Yorktown, Texas died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at Cuero Community Hospital She was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Putnamville to Charles and Mary Alexander Renfro. She was a graduate of Cloverdale High School. On May 18, 1955 she married Cecil D. Scott, and he survives...
Lucille Beatrice Richardson (02/15/09)
Lucille Beatrice "Lucy Bea" Richardson passed away at birth on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health. She is survived by her parents, Josh and Samantha Richardson; sister, Lily Rebecca Richardson; grandparents, Andy Richardson, Patricia Clements and husband John, Jerry Hecko and wife Annette; great-grandmothers, Betty Bruner and Lucille White; uncles and aunts, Lee Richardson and wife Barb, Jarry Richardson and wife Vicki, Shelly Markham, Matt Richardson, John Hecko and wife Amber Bowers, Brett Hecko and wife Kerrie; and several cousins.. ...
Mickey Nadine Snider (02/15/09)
Mickey Nadine Snider, 78, of Brazil died on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. He was born Nov. 30, 1930 in Putnam County, the son of Halbert Cleon and Grace E. Stewart Snider. He married Carolyn M. Harney and she survives. Mr. Snider served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had been employed at Rocky Fork Lake as a caretaker...
Betty M. Burks (02/14/09)
Betty M. Burks, 82, Danville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at I.U. Medical Center. Mrs. Burks was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Putnam County to Albert O. and Lillie Stevens Frost. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and was vice-president at Production Credit Association...
Helen M. Appleby (02/12/09)
Helen M. Appleby, 83, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 26, 1925 in Hendricks County and was the daughter of the late Benjamine Sam and Lillie Cordie Lawson Snapp. She married George W. Appleby on Feb. 14, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2002...
Teddy Eugene Sheets (02/12/09)
Teddy Eugene Sheets, 67, of Crawfordsville died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. He was born in the family home in Parkersburg on Feb. 14, 1941 to Arthur Edward Sheets and Clara Wanita Rollings Sheets. He lived in Parkersburg until August 2008. On March 20, 1961, he married Carolyn Sue Surber in Crawfordsville...
David E. Duell (02/12/09)
David E. Duell, 74, of Reelsville died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born March 8, 1934 in Brazil, he was the son of David R. and Annabelle Roberts Duell. He was a 1953 graduate of Reelsville High School and had attended DePauw University. He married Donna Jean Gaddis on Oct. 25, 1968 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2000...
John "Jack" Green (02/11/09)
John "Jack" Green, 61, of Centerpoint and formerly of Fort Plain, N.Y. died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. He was born on March 27, 1947 in Little Falls, N.Y. to Rexford Dygert and Lelah Madison Greene. Mr. Green began his 43-year career in baking at Petri's Bakery and owned the business from 1984 until his retirement in 2008...
Danny C. Cottongim (02/11/09)
Danny C. Cottongim, 57, of Greencastle died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. He was born March 14, 1951 in Putnam County to Clarence Edward and Juanita Smith Cottongim. Mr. Cottongim was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church and a groundskeeper at Central State Hospital in Indianapolis...
Robin D. Bays (02/09/09)
Robin D. Bays, 38, of Terre Haute died Friday, Feb. 5, 2009. She had worked as a customer service representative for AT&T. She is survived by her children, Dustin Weddle, Taylor and Micah Query, Ryan and Eric Brenner; mother Debbie Vertucci and father Tony Bays; sisters Sandra Perez and Crystal LaMotte; six nieces and nephews...
Morris R. "Dick" Shields (02/09/09)
Morris R. "Dick" Shields, 77, of Spencer died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at the Owen Valley Health Campus. He was born Jan. 27, 1932 in Spencer to Damon and Anna Louise Biddle Shields. He was a 1950 Spencer High School graduate. He was a Korean Navy Veteran...
Carolyn Rose Thomas (02/09/09)
Mrs. Carolyn Rose Thomas, 74, Greencastle, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Avon. She was born September 12, 1934, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James Leon and Jessie (Higgins) Kelley. She was a graduate of Otter Creek High School of North Terre Haute class of 1952. On October 16, 1954, she married Jimmie R. Thomas and he survives.
Lloyd Leonard (02/09/09)
Lloyd Leonard, 92, Greencastle, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. He was born June 14, 1916, in Owen County, to John and Virgie (Cassidy) Leonard. He was a dairy farmer; member of the Amo Baptist Church; past president of the National Farmers Organization; and enjoyed carpentry...
William F. Minnick (02/09/09)
William F. Minnick, 81, of Tavares, Fla. died Nov. 22, 2008. He was born in Cloverdale on May 25, 1927 to William and Aral Furr Minnick. He graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1945. He lived in Lake County, Fla. for 23 years. Mr. Minnick was a U.S. ...
Nancy F. Metzger Johnson (02/07/09)
Nancy F. Metzger Johnson, 75, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. She was born to Oren Metzger and Lara Fern Sheets in Frankfort on Dec. 15, 1933. Mrs. Johnson was a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School. She married Oase S. Johnson on April 5, 1953, and he survives...
Virginia E. "Ginnie" Keller (02/04/09)
Virginia E. "Ginnie" Keller, 83, of Cloverdale died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 in Greencastle. She was born on June 28, 1925 in Cloverdale to the late Daniel Holbert and Verna Alice Lasley Nickerson. She married Albert "Vint" Keller on Nov. 7, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1991...
Charles Wilson (02/02/09)
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...
Barbara Jean "B.J." Keyt (02/01/09)
Barbara Jean "B.J." Keyt, 65, of Clinton Falls died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended battle with cancer. The daughter of Herbert and Armatha Switzer, she was born Sept. 6, 1943 in Grand Island, Neb. In 1989, she married Melvin Keyt and he survives...
James Dewey "Red" Simpson (02/02/09)
James Dewey "Red" Simpson, 75, of Roachdale died at St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was born Feb. 28, 1933 at Somerset, Ky. to John and Eucie Mink Simpson. He married Elaine Simpson on June 7, 1974 at Roachdale and she survives...
Deborah J. "Debbie" Sparks (02/02/09)
Deborah J. "Debbie" Sparks, 55, of Greencastle died on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. She was born on July 10, 1953 in Danville, Ill. to Aaron and Rose Hardesty Bradford. She graduated from Danville, Ind. High School. Mrs. Sparks was secretary of Clinton Falls Community Church Sunday School, the president of Christian Ladies In Action, and was a secretary at Karl L. Sparks Construction, Inc...