Obituaries from June 2009
Malcolm L. Berry
Malcolm L. Berry, 87, of Greencastle died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born June 1, 1922 in Parke County, he was the son of John P. and Cora Snow Berry. He was a 1941 graduate of Union Township High School in Parke County. He married Bonnie Mount on April 11, 1942 and she survives...
Kenneth E. Rader
Kenneth E. "Kenny" Rader, 70, of Greencastle died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born April 3, 1939 in Putnam County, he was the son of Ernest V. and Mary Elizabeth Alvord Rader. He was a 1957 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Barbara Jean Boswell on July 17, 1960 and she survives...
Janet May Lewis
Janet May Lewis, 71, of Avon died Saturday, June 27, 2009. She was born April 26, 1938 in Belle Union to Raymond and Mary McCammack. Mrs. McCammack was a cafeteria worker for Avon Community Schools for several years. Survivors include her husband Freddie L. Lewis; daughter Marsha L. Harrison; son Dale G. Lewis (Lora); grandchildren Greg, Mandy, Olivia, Sara and Savana Harrison and Andrew and Adam Lewis; brother Earl Gene McCammack (Joyce); and sister Karen Allen (Sam)...
Beulah Mae Hurley
Beulah M. Hurley, 99, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, June 21, 2009. Mrs. Hurley, one of six children, was born on Sept 24, 1909 in Knoxville, Tenn. to Andy Luther Weaver and Myrtle Lena Sellers. She lived in Indianapolis and went to high school and Indiana Business College there...
Luke Stan Lovins
Luke Stan Lovins, 21, of Cloverdale died Saturday, June 20, 2009. He was born on Aug. 12, 1987. He was a 2006 graduate of Cloverdale High School, where he loved and played football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of Bethel Family Worship Center in Indianapolis. ...
Imogene "Jean" Allen
Imogene "Jean" Allen, 79, of Warsaw died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Warsaw Meadows Nursing Home. She was born on July 14, 1929 in Powersburg, Ky. to Edna Rose Frost and Charles P. Kennedy. A resident of Kosciusko County since 1970, she was employed for many years in the East Plant press room at R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Warsaw...
Steven Lee Huber
Steve Huber, beloved son and friend, died Thursday, June 4, 2009 in Chicago at the age of 40. Mr. Huber was a 1987 graduate of South Putnam High School, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in geography/cartogra-phy, and worked the past eight years in Chicago...
Cecil O. Nichols
Cecil O. Nichols, 92, of Greencastle died on Monday, June 22, 2009. He was born on Sept. 28, 1916 in Fillmore to Ira U. and Nellie F. Zeiner Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a 1935 graduate of Fillmore High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including service at Normandy. ...
Jean A. Borchers Pierce
Jean A. Borchers Pierce, 96, of Greencastle died Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Mary Ellen Glidewell
Mary Ellen Glidewell, 94, of New Haven, formerly of Greencastle, died on Saturday, June 20, 2009. She was born on June 21, 1914 in Greencastle to Luther Ernest and Mossie Minnetta Brown Trout. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and Indiana Business College...
Emma Pinney, 91, formerly of Sun City, Ariz. died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday June 21, 2009 at the Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born June 2, 1918 in Chicago to Romules and Anna (Kisch) Vertach. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne B. Pinney, who passed away Feb. 18, 2001...
LLloyd Scott Runion, 93, of Terre Haute died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1916 in Hendricks County to Samuel G. Runion and Nora Florence Scott Runion. Growing up during the Great Depression, he worked in several professions from working on a farm, assisting a physician, working in a pharmacy, trapping for animal pelts, and as a chef at the Adobe Inn in Crawfordsville. ...
Margaret Ruth Horstman
Margaret R. Horstman, 85, of Evansville died June 19 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle after a prolonged illness. She was born the youngest daughter of James and Matilda Mundorf Lashley in Evansville on Oct. 1, 1923. In 1947, she married Faril A. Ward Jr., Evansville, who passed away in an industrial accident in October 1948 in South Bend...
Margaret Ruth Horstman
Oct. 1, 1923--June 19, 2009 Margaret R. Horstman, 85, of Evansville passed away June 19at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle after a prolonged illness. Margaret was born the youngest daughter of James and Matilda (Mundorf) Lashley in Evansville on October 1, 1923. In 1947, she married Faril A. Ward, Jr., Evansville, who passed away in an industrial accident in October 1948 in South Bend, Ind...
Wendell Wayne Thomas
Wendell Wayne Thomas, 94, Greencastle died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1915 in Parke County the son of Frank S. Thomas and Hazel Fern Wood Thomas. He served his county during World War II as a 1st Class Seabee and was discharged in 1946. On January 19, 1947, he married Irma Lorean Stallcop Thomas and she survives...
Charles L. Butler
Charles L. Butler, 81, of Greencastle died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Dec. 28, 1927 in Hendricks County, the son of Hansil and Maude (Farrow) Butler. He attended Stilesville High School. On Sept. 24, 1945, he married Betty J. (McGuffey) Butler and she survives...
Eleanore Irene Robinson
Eleanore Irene Robinson, 80, of Greencastle died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born May 22, 1929 in Clinton Falls, she was the daughter of Tommy and Ester VanVactor Wright. She attended Greencastle Schools. She married Bobby Gene Robinson in 1946 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1983...
Jo Ann George
Jo Ann George, 69, of Greencastle died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1940, the daughter of Russell S. and Dorthy R. Kenney Myers. She was a graduate of the Mercer County High School in Harrodsburg, Ky. and received her Nursing Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She married James Earl George, and he preceded her in death in 1995...
Max E. Herriott
Max E. Herriott, 97, of Greencastle died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. He was born in Putnam County on July 13, 1911, the son of Jessie and Nettie Ruble Herriott. In 1921 he moved with his family to Benton County, Indiana, where his father had a business. He graduated from Freeland Park High School in 1929...
Callie B. Renfro
Callie B. Renfro, 93, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on May 23, 1916 in Hampshire, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Arch and Angie Love Patton. She was married to Robert Estill Renfro, on Sept. 23, 1934, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1967...
Howard Benton Burkett
Howard Benton Burkett, professor of chemistry at DePauw University from 1945 to 1986, died at Asbury Towers on June 15. He was 93 years old.
Philip Maurice Coleman
Philip Maurice Coleman, 66, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away May 12 at Plantation General Hospital due to complications from a sudden illness. Phil was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Mooresville. He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1960 and Milligan College in 1966. His first job after graduation was teaching at Mooresville High School, for two years where he told everyone how much he enjoyed being back at MHS...
Dennis A. Myers, 53, of Marshall died at 9:49 am Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company Clinton Laboratories with more than 25 years of service. He was also a part time farmer with his son-in-law Rod Jones...
Carolyn Jean Davidson, 62, of Terre Haute died Friday, June 5, 2009 in a car/train accident. She was born in Vigo County on Feb. 13, 1947 to James and Lavene (Baxter) Sutliff. She was currently employed as the administrator for the Qualified Savings Plan at Operating Engineers Local No. 841...
Andy O'Hair, 92, of Avon and formerly of Mooresville, died June 10, 2009. Andy was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Putnam County to the late Marion Jasper and Mae (Keyt) O'Hair. Andy graduated from Clinton Center High School and attended Indiana Normal College. He taught school at Clinton Center High School and later in a one-room school house in Fern...
Rosemary Stout Harrold
Rosemary Stout Harrold, 92, of Greencastle died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. She was born May 10, 1917, the daughter of Frank B. and Rosalia Stout in Indianapolis. She attended St. Agnes High School and Butler University, majoring in education. Mrs. Harrold was a longtime, very active member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle. Known for her wit and charm, she will be dearly missed by family and friends...
Charles Earl Marsteller
Charles Earl Marsteller, 72, of Russellville died at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. He was born Dec. 27, 1936 in Russellville to Charles Almus and Geraldine Zoe Marsteller. He was a graduate of Russellville High School in 1954 and graduated from Indiana University with a business degree in 1958...
Dorotha N. Miller
Dorotha N. Miller, 98, of Greencastle died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Sept. 6, 1910 in Parke County, she was the daughter of Harry E. and Armeda Hubble Neff. She was a 1928 graduate of North Salem High School. She married Willard A. Miller on Nov. 17, 1928 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 1989...
Dixie R. Gurney
Dixie R. Gurney, 65, of Crawfordsville died on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Crawfordsville. She was born on Aug. 21, 1943 in Clay County and was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Dorothy M. Romine Lutz. She was married to Hicklen A. Gurney, Jr. on July 15, 1958 and he died on June 6, 2009...
Hicklen A. Gurney Jr.
Hicklen A. Gurney Jr., 77, of Crawfordsville died on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Crawfordsville. He was born on October 5, 1931 in Marion County and was the son of the late Hicklen A. and Florence Fishero Gurney. He was married to Dixie R. Lutz on July 15, 1958 and she passed away on June 6, 2009...
Patricia A. Seipel
Patricia A. Seipel, 71, of Los Lunas, N.M. died Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in Rio Rancho, N.M. after a long series of health problems. She was born in Indianapolis on March 10 1938 to John and Fay Gillespie. She grew up in Indianapolis and raised her family in Plainfield...
Pauline D. Baird
Pauline D. Baird, 94, Roachdale passed away at her home on Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born April 15, 1915 to Ray and Myrtle Akers Coleman. Mrs. Baird graduated from Greene Township School in 1932. She was a member of Roachdale Christian Church, former member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority and Town & Country Home Economic Club. ...
Blake Allen Batchelor
Blake Allen Batchelor, 16, of Bainbridge died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 in rural Putnam County. He was born Oct. 22, 1992, the son of Richard B. and Paula Hemingway Batchelor. Blake was a student at North Putnam High School, having just completed his freshman year. He was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, the North Putnam football and wrestling teams and Boy Scout Troop #302. He was an avid reader and weight lifter...
Phyllis Deane Hurst
Phyllis Deane Hurst, 78, of Martinsville, died Saturday, May 30, 2009. She was born in Chandler on Sept. 25, 1930 to the late Harold and Helen Deane. She married Wendell P. Hurst on June 3, 1956, and he preceded her in death. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1947 and received her B.S. in English and library science from Indiana University in 1951 and her M.S. in education from I.U. in 1975...
Anna Mae Webb
Anna Mae Webb, 75, of Roachdale died on Saturday, May 30, 2009. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Blue Grass, Va. to Charles and Purdie Dowell. Mrs. Webb worked at the former Ladoga Nursing Home. She was married to Vonie Clay who preceded her in death...
Freda E. Minkler
Freda E. Minkler, 86, of Greencastle, formerly of Poland, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the Millpond Health Campus. Born Sept. 22, 1922 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Earl and Lela Arnold Cash. She was a 1940 graduate of Fillmore High School. She married Wayne Robert Nelson in April 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1970. She married George W. Minkler on June 9, 1973, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2007...
Joan Nowling, 79, of Rockville died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Mecca, the daughter of Victor and Alva LePrees Guoli. She was a 1947 graduate of Mecca High School. She married Joe Nowling on Aug. 21, 1948 in Mecca...
Lois Ann Steele
Lois Ann Steele, 66, of Greencastle Died Friday, May 29, 2009 at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 11, 1942 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Inez Carlin Moore. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School "class of 1961". She married William Steele on June 25, 1961 and he survives...