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Obituaries from March 2009

Daniel Hawkins (03/30/09)
Daniel Albert Oscar Hawkins, 44, of Cloverdale died Friday, March 27, 2009. He was born Aug. 14, 1964 in Orlando, Fla., the son of Dan Hawkins and Rebecca A. Stroud Priolo. He was married to Christy A. Sword Hawkins, and she survives. Mr. Hawkins was an owner-operator truck driver. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Robert W. "Bob" Hood (03/30/09)
Robert W. "Bob" Hood, 73, of Crawfordsville died on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 8, 1935 in Bainbridge, the son of William R. and Gladys M. Stewart Hood. He was a 1954 graduate of Greene Township School. He married Marilyn M. Appleby on Oct. 18, 1958 in Crawfordsville...
Verne Clay Walton Jr. (03/27/09)
Verne Clay Walton Jr., 87, North Salem, died Friday, March 27, 2009 at I.U. Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1921 in North Salem to the late Verne Walton Sr., and Dortha Faye Kendall. Mr. Walton married Vera Lillian Keal on March 23, 1957. She survives...
Paul D. Davis (03/27/09)
Paul D. Davis, 93, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Prior to that he resided at Jackson Gardens from 1999 to 2007. He was born July 27, 1915 in Decatur, Ill., the son of Corbett E. Davis and Winifred B. Kalips Davis...
Marilyn Wilson (03/27/09)
Marilyn Wilson, 85, of Crawfordsville died Monday, March 23, 2009. She was born May 3, 1923 in Chicago to Sigmund Ablam and Florence Staywicki Ablam. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. She married William Howard Wilson and he preceded her in death in August 1990...
Virginia L. Green (03/26/09)
Virginia L. Green, 91, of Greencastle died Tuesday, March 24, 2009. She was born on Sept. 2, 1917 in Putnam County to Carl F. and Hazel Irene Gasaway Myers. Mrs. Green was a 1935 graduate of Greencastle High School and was employed at Angwell Curtain Factory for many years. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church...
Dianne Brewster (03/26/09)
Dianne Brewster, 59, of Poland died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 3, 1949 in Putnam County to Bradley and Delila Cornett. Mrs. Brewster had been a respiratory therapist at Putnam County Hospital and had lived in Greenfield and Morristown...
Carl D. Barker (03/25/09)
Carl D. Barker, 81, of Greencastle, died on Monday, March 23, 2009. He was born on Oct. 2, 1927 in Montgomery County to Grover and Bessie Bymaster Barker. He attended grade school at New Maysville and high school at Bainbridge. Mr. Barker served his country in the U.S. ...
Herschel James "Jim" Cummings (03/23/09)
Herschel James "Jim" Cummings, 70, of Clayton died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Methodist Hospital. He was born May 16, 1938 near Cloverdale to Herman L. and Dorothy V. Carpenter Cummings, and graduated from Stilesville High School in 1956. He was known for his basketball skills and was the Hendricks County Tournament scoring champion in 1956...
Pershing C. Pickens (03/23/09)
Pershing C. Pickens, 89, of Cloverdale died Monday, March 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Janesville, Wisc. on Oct 25, 1919 to the late Fay Dennis and Jessie May Childs Pickens. Mr. Pickens was a member of Hurst-Collins Post 281, American Legion and VFW #1550, Jesse Lee Post and was retired from General Motors. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a bomber pilot...
Melvin L. Gaston (03/23/09)
Melvin L. Gaston, 75, of Greencastle died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at his residence. Born Aug. 30, 1933 in Cloverdale, he was the son of Harris and Mildred Henson Gaston. He was a 1951 graduate of Cloverdale High School. He married JoEllen "Jody" Alexander and she survives...
Crysta Yvonne Kelly (03/23/09)
Crysta Y. Kelly 74, of Roachdale, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. She was born on March 3, 1935 in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from High School in Farmington, Ill., then became an LPN and worked at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She married Jim Kelly on Jan. 28, 1972 in Carmel. He died in 2005...
Thelma M. Kennedy (03/23/09)
Thelma M. Kennedy, 85, of Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born in French Lick on July 20, 1923 to the late Herbert and Nora Ellen Martin Lashbrook. She married Kenneth Lawrence Kennedy on Nov. 17, 1942 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1973...
Joseph M. Jarvis (03/21/09)
Joseph M. Jarvis, 82, Russellville died at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. He was a retired railroad agent for B&O Railroad. After retiring from the railroad, he was farm director on the radio for WCVL and WIMC. He was also a former writer for Stars & Stripes Newspaper...
Linda L. Parrish (03/21/09)
Linda L. Parrish, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 29, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herbert M. and Margurite L. Hunt Lane Sr. She was a graduate of Belle Union High School. She married DeWayne Parrish Sr. on Jan. 14, 1961 and he preceded her in death in July of 1988...
Norma Jean Chiles (03/20/09)
Norma Jean Chiles, 77, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Mrs. Chiles was born in Greencastle on Oct. 13, 1931 to Maynard C. and Ivy Bell (Dillinger) Johnson. She married Robert D. Chiles on July 10, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2007. She was a homemaker and member of the New Providence Baptist Church...
Mary Kathleen Stanley (03/19/09)
Mary Kathleen "Keck" Stanley, 92, of Coatesville died Wednesday, March 18, 2009. She was born in Putnam County on July 17, 1916, the daughter of Jacob Harrison and Elsie Meek Hunter. She married Byron Stanley and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2004...
Gradie Martin (03/18/09)
Gradie Martin, 81, of Rockville died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 3, 1927 in Litchfield, Ky. to the late Emory Decker and Phoebe Van Meter Decker. Her husband of 48 years, Robert Paul Martin, whom she married Oct. 25, 1945 in Rockville, died May 8, 1994...
Mildred Marie Hawkins Gray (03/18/09)
Mildred Marie Hawkins Gray, 81, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. She was born March 10, 1928 in Scottsville, Ky. to the late James Burford and Effie Austin Hawkins. She was raised in Scottsville and was married to Robert Edward Tinsley. She resided for 35 years in the Indianapolis community and owned and operated Tinsley Beauty Shoppe. She had attended Central Beauty College in Indianapolis...
Forrest Bullerdick (03/18/09)
Forrest Bullerdick, 93, of Poland died Monday, March 16, 2009. He was born in Clay County on Oct. 5, 1915 to the late Perry and Lola (Cagle) Bullerdick. He married Virginia B. Cline on July 23, 1940. Mr. Bullerdick worked for the Kattman's Store in Poland for 27 years. ...
Ann Rabatin (03/16/09)
Ann Rabatin, 81, of Avon and formerly of Greencastle died on Monday, March 16, 2009. Mrs. Rabatin was born on July 18, 1927 in Czechoslovakia to Peter Hlavaty and Helen Molent Hlavaty. She was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Judith A. ...
Johnny Allen Mohler (03/16/09)
Johnny Allen Mohler, 46, of Plainfield died Sunday, March 15, 2009. Mr. Mohler was born June 2, 1962 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a fireman for 23 years at Indianapolis Fire Dept. Station No. 1. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a graduate of Franklin College. He was also a member of St. Susanna Catholic Church...
Lillie Florence Kirton (03/15/09)
Lillie "Peachie" Florence Kirton, 62, of Brazil, died at Union Hospital in Terre Haute Saturday, March 14, 2009 following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Danville on Sept. 29, 1946 to Charles and Mable Mantooth Thomas. Mrs. Kirton worked as a dough master and dishwasher at Pizza Hut in Brazil for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 1127, Moose, Eagles and VFW Post 2. In her free time she enjoyed spending time with friends and family and yardsaling...
Marjorie M. Grimes (03/15/09)
Marjorie M. Grimes, 83, of Greencastle died on Friday, March 13, 2009. She was born on May 20, 1925 in Putnam County to Herbert Blue and Emma Young Blue. Mrs. Grimes was a nurse's aid for several years at Asbury Towers, retiring in 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Russell and husband Bobby of Belle Union; a son, Rex Wood and wife Brenda of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren...
Hilma McGill (03/14/09)
Hilma McGill, 92, Clay City, died Friday, March 13, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. She was born Sept. 4, 1916 in Clay County the daughter of Charles Storm and Bertha Morris Storm. She graduated from Clay City High School. She married Paul Don McGill on Oct. 26, 1935. She was a member of the First Brethren Church in Clay City. Mrs. McGill was a homemaker and enjoyed working in the vegetable and flower garden...
Margaret Elmore (03/13/09)
Margaret Elmore, 85, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Mrs. Elmore was born July 25, 1923, in Kentucky. She was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her husband, Charles Elmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sarah Elmore of Coatesville; a sister, Mary Koselke of Indianapolis; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Lori Elmore of Martinsville; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Paula and Scott Wiggins of Greencastle; five great-grandchildren, Bethany Elmore, Kaylee Elmore, Bryce Wiggins, Brent Wiggins and Faith Wiggins; and cousins Betty Klaybush of Greencastle, Sue Newhouse and husband Mitch of Ohio and Mel Crawford and wife Barbara of Greencastle.. ...
Esta Mae Byrd (03/13/09)
Esta Mae Byrd, 91, of Mooresville, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Meadow Lakes Senior community in Mooresville. Born Oct. 11, 1917 in Broad Park, she was the daughter of Burnace and Lula Buis Pritchard. She was a 1935 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Kenneth J. Byrd and he preceded her in death on June 22, 1977...
Margaret Elmore (03/12/09)
Margaret Elmore, 85, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Mrs. Elmore was born July 25, 1923, in Kentucky. She was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her husband, Charles Elmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sarah Elmore of Coatesville; a sister, Mary Koselke of Indianapolis; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Lori Elmore of Martinsville; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Paula and Scott Wiggins of Greencastle; five great-grandchildren, Bethany Elmore, Kaylee Elmore, Bryce Wiggins, Brent Wiggins and Faith Wiggins; and cousins Betty Klaybush of Greencastle, Sue Newhouse and husband Mitch of Ohio and Mel Crawford and wife Barbara of Greencastle.. ...
Janice Sue Austin DeBoer (03/12/09)
Janice Sue Austin DeBoer, 64, of Bainbridge died Monday, March 9, 2009 in her home, surrounded by family and friends after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 11, 1944 to Wilma P. Gerber Austin and Harold C. Austin. The youngest of three girls, she was born and raised in Terre Haute and graduated from Terre Haute Wiley in 1962. She attended Indiana State University in 1962-63. There she met Don DeBoer, and they were married on Aug. 4, 1963...
Norman J. Schumacher Sr. (03/12/09)
Norman J. Schumacher Sr., 76, formerly of Hobart, died Friday, March 6, 2009 in Coatesville. Born in Oak Forest, Ill. on Nov. 11, 1932, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Schumacher. Mr. Schumacher was a carpenter by trade for over 50 years, working in northwest Indiana and the suburbs of Chicago...
Phillip Ray Shuck (03/12/09)
Phillip Ray Shuck, 83, of Greencastle died on Tuesday March 10, 2009. He was born on Oct. 25, 1925 in Fillmore to Thomas and Ruth Irene Lawson Shuck. Mr. Shuck served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, and retired from Lonestar Industries with 40 years of service in April of 1989. He was also associated with Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery for many years...
Sandra Kay Junod (03/11/09)
Sandra Kay Junod, 62, of Greencastle died on Monday, March 9, 2009. She was born on Feb. 21, 1947 in Greencastle to Lowell Allen Whicker and Ruby Catherine Petrey Whicker. She was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School and received her associates and masters degrees in nursing from I.U. School of Nursing...
Shawn Christian Randolph Daniel (03/09/09)
Shawn Christian Randolph Daniel, 22, of Coatesville died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1986 in Putnam County, he was the son of Oscar Randolph Daniel II and Tammy Schafer Daniel. He had attended Bainbridge Elementary School and was later home schooled. He was an excellent artist. He was a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Donald D. Wells (03/09/09)
Donald D. Wells, 77, of Brazil died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1932 in Greencastle to Lewis and Eula Hutchison Wells. He graduated from Reelsville High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and was later honorably discharged in 1954. He married Marilyn Sue Griffin Sept. 2, 1955 at Peniel United Methodist Church...
James H. 'Jimmy' 'Peepsight' Costin (03/07/09)
James H. "Jimmy" "Peepsight" Costin, 67, Greencastle died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Putnam County on June 2, 1941 to Hughie and Myrtle Humphress Costin. Mr. Costin worked as a surveyor for ASA Land Surveying for 34 years. He was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church and the Greencastle Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges...
Donald G. Bruin (03/06/09)
Donald G. Bruin, 72, of Rockville died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at The Waters of Clinton. He was born March 28, 1935 in Ashland, N.H. to Cecil and Ella Jordan Bruin. He attended Marshall High School. He married Dorothy Wheatfill Bruin, and she survives...
Paul Edward Keck (03/06/09)
Paul Edward Keck, 82, of Greencastle died at his residence Thursday, March 5, 2009. He was born March 4, 1927 to Hiram & Moen Crosby Keck in New Maysville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947. Mr. Keck was retired from Caterpillar, and was a farmer...
Claude Albright (03/04/09)
Claude Albright, 89, of Greencastle died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1920 in Clay County, he was the son of Melvin Franklin and Mary Frances Bridgewater Albright. He married Ruth A. Vaught on Nov. 17, 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1994...
John A.D. "JC" Curtis Jr. (03/04/09)
John A.D. "JC" Curtis Jr., 65, of Mishawaka, died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born in Indianapolis on May 28, 1943 in Indianapolis to John A.D. Curtis Sr. and Marjorie D. Woodworth Curtis. He attended Culver Military Academy and Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, where he developed his skills in mechanics...
Mildred Mandleco (03/04/09)
Mildred Mandleco, 92, of Roachdale died at her home near Fincastle on March 3, 2009. The daughter of Will and Bess Ross Lawler, she was born May 10, 1916, near Advance in Boone County. She was a 1934 graduate of Roachdale High School. She married James E. Mandleco, Jr. on Oct. 6, 1941 in Greencastle and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1998...
Virgil Anderson (03/02/09)
Virgil Anderson, 96, of Plainfield, formerly of Ladoga, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. He was born in Woodstock, Ky. on Sept. 7, 1912 to John and Eva Griffin Anderson. He married Mary Francis Warren on Nov. 27, 1935 and she died on Dec. 15, 1956. He later married Lora B. Brown on Aug. 14, 1957 and she passed away on Dec. 16, 2008...
Ernest F. "Ernie" Winters (03/02/09)
Ernest F. "Ernie" Winters Jr., 68, of Monrovia, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. He was born Sept. 22, 1940 in Allegheny County, Pa., to Ernest F. and Esther Johnson Winters. Mr. Winters had been an aircraft mechanic for more than 30 years at Delta Airlines, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and Hazelwood Christian Church...