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Obituaries from July 2009

Joseph N. Hazel (07/30/09)
Joseph N. Hazel, 88, of Greencastle died on July 29, 2009. He was the son of Joseph and Annie Hazel, and was preceded in death by his wife Lila. A native of Portsmouth, Va., Mr. Hazel was a veteran, receiving a Bronze Star while serving in the U.S. Army infantry in Europe during World War II. After the war, he was employed in Portsmouth by the Seaboard Airline Railroad, the Naval Ammunition Depot at St. Julian's Creek, and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard...
Lotti A. Baugh Mesling (07/30/09)
Lottie A. Ridgway Baugh Mesling, 85, of Cloverdale, died July 28, 2009. She was born Feb. 20, 1924 in Cloverdale to the late Louis and Laura Ridgway. She was a 1943 graduate of Cloverdale High School. Mrs. Mesling worked for Kilsby-Roberts in Indianapolis in the inventory control department 15 years, before retiring in 1984...
Doris L. Aynes (07/28/09)
Doris L. Aynes, 64, of Bainbridge died Monday, July 27, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 11, 1944, the daughter of Joseph P. and Thelma G. Buffaloe Watkins. Ms. Aynes worked as a custodian for the Wayne Township Schools for 16 years, retiring in 2007...
Joseph W. "Joe" Burnham (07/27/09)
Joseph W. "Joe" Burnham, 51, of Cloverdale died on Sunday July 26, 2009. He was born on April 3, 1958 in Greencastle to Francis DeWayne and Charlotte K. Miller Burnham. Mr. Burnham was a 1976 graduate of South Putnam High School, was a farmer and was employed by Belkin Logistics in Plainfield. He enjoyed collecting knives and coins...
Robert O. 'Obie' Goldsberry (07/27/09)
Robert Osborn "Obie" Goldsberry, 94, Greencastle, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born Dec. 22, 1914 in Campbellsburg, he was the son of Walter and Hattie (Osborn) Goldsberry. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Bessie (Thomas) Goldsberry in October of 1938 and she preceded him in death in August of 1999...
Opal Irene Frazier (07/27/09)
Opal Irene Frazier, 101, New Ross, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Avon Health and Rehab. She was born Nov. 3, 1907 in Putnam County, daughter of the late Robert and Cora McCloud Stewart. She and her husband James were members of Harvestime Fellowship Church for many years and were contributors to its founding...
Robert D. 'Butch' Mahoney (07/27/09)
Robert D. "Butch" Mahoney, 76, Greencastle, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Plainfield Healthcare Center. Born July 5, 1933 in Greencastle, he was the son of Paul E. and Edna Curtis Mahoney. He was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Susan Branch Mahoney on Aug. 31, 1962 and she survives...
Margie I. Wilson (07/27/09)
Margie I. Wilson, 81, Greencastle, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Jan. 15, 1928 in Madison Township of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Jess and Irene (Gleason) Richardson. She married Edgar C. Wilson on May 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2009...
Warren LaVern Cox (07/25/09)
Warren LaVern Cox, 82, of Greencastle died on Thursday, July 23, 2009. He was the son of the late Fred and Hazel Swinford Cox. He married Audrey Nell Petty on Sept. 24, 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1992. Mr. Cox was a World War II navy war veteran and lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. He retired from DePauw University maintenance...
John A. Maryfield (07/25/09)
John A. Maryfield, 61, of Greencastle died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at his residence. He is survived by his daughters, Amy S. Baumann and husband Greg, Tracy Rivers and Angela Vanet; one son, John A. Maryfield; and seven grandchildren, Andrielle, Derrick, Dylan, Mercedes, Devin, Alexis and Derek...
Michael "Mikie" W. Kester (07/23/09)
Michael "Mikie" Wayne Kester, 26, of Harmony died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis following a battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County on July 28, 1982, the son of Charles Michael and Georgia Lawrence Kester...
James William Parrish (07/23/09)
James William "Jim" Parrish, 89, died July 20, 2009. He was born April 9, 1920 in Spencer to Anne Evelyn Carpenter-Parrish-Rapp-York and Walter Lee Parrish. He was the oldest of seven children. Mr. Parrish grew up in Greencastle, and on Feb. 17, 1942, at the age of 22, joined the Army and was part of the ground forces. He was stationed in Ogden, Utah as an MP, where he met his wife of 66 years Violet S. Hildre. They were married October 7, 1943...
Eugenia Faye Shinn (07/23/09)
Eugenia Faye Shinn, 81, of Greencastle died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born April 29, 1928 in Harmony, she was the daughter of Robert Herndon and Edna L. Wilson Irwin. She was a 1946 graduate of Greencastle High School and had attended Indiana State University. She married Conard L. Shinn on Sept. 12, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2004...
Eyleen Jean Petrey (07/22/09)
Eyleen Jean Petrey, 78, of Greencastle died on Monday July 20, 2009. She was born Dec. 6, 1930 in Belle Union to Alva Everett and Gladys Mae Conwell Wilson. Mrs. Petrey was a graduate of Belle Union High School. Surviving are her children, Jim Petrey and wife Tammy of Greencastle, Shirley Lanham and husband Don of Brazil and Patricia Perkins and husband Cecil of Greencastle; one brother, Wayne Wilson and wife Mary of Morton; two sisters, Hazel Marie Siddons and husband Frank of Danville and JoAnn Woods and husband Jim of New Maysville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.. ...
Michael A. Rimar (07/22/09)
Michael A. Rimar, 61, Greencastle, died on Sunday, July 19, 2009. He was born on April 3, 1948 in Jersey City, N.J. to Michael and Anna Golias Rimar. Mr. Rimar had taught at numerous schools over the years including New York City, New Jersey, Cascade High School, Greencastle Middle and High School and most recently ResCare. He taught history and special education classes...
Thomas "Tommy" Wesley Hepfer (07/20/09)
Thomas "Tommy" Wesley Hepfer, 22, of Cloverdale died Sunday, July 19, 2009 in Owen County. He was born Dec. 8, 1986 in Danville and was the son of Herbert and Pamelia "Cookie" B. Lowry Hepfer. He attended Cloverdale United Methodist Church and was a mechanic for Junction Automotive. He was a 2005 graduate of Cloverdale High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech...
Marguerite Lister (07/20/09)
Marguerite Lister, 75, of Danville died on July 20, 2009 in her residence. Born March 8, 1934 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy Spencer Page. She married Claude R. Lister on April 30, 1950 in Roachdale, and he survives...
Samuel O. Harwood (07/20/09)
Samuel O. Harwood, 68, of Elmdale died Sunday, July 19, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, the son of Lawrence and Alva Lyon Harwood in Crawfordsville. He married Jennie Brown on Aug. 31, 1985. He had previously been married to Mary Catherine Wray, who preceded him in death...
Ann Franklin (07/20/09)
Ann Franklin, 74, of Spencer, died at her residence on Sunday, July 19, 2009. She was born July 26, 1934 in Loudon, Tenn. to Fred and Carrie Brown Akins. She worked for Paul Watts, maintaining his home and office. Mrs. Franklin was a member of the Spencer First Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her plants, inside and out...
Philip E. Harlan (07/18/09)
Philip E. Harlan, 47, of Rockville died on Thursday, July 16, 2009. He was born in Clinton, on Dec. 25, 1961 to Robert E. and Patricia Riggs Harlan. Mr. Harlan was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church and was a 1980 graduate of Rockville High School...
Gregory A. Clodfelter (07/16/09)
Gregory A. Clodfelter, 58, of Indianapolis died on Sunday, July 12, 2009. He was born March 16, 1951 in Indianapolis to Floyd R. Clodfelter and the late Dorothea J. Wood Clodfelter. Raised in Putnam County, he was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Alvin 'Clay' Warren (07/16/09)
Alvin "Clay" Warren, 71, Reelsville, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 29, 1938 in Casey County, Ky., to Johnny and Mazie (Watson) Warren. Mr. Warren was a 1956 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Lisa Pittman on June 25, 1983 and she survives...
Donald L. Winings (07/16/09)
Donald L. Winings, 73, of Roachdale died Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1935 to Vernon and Etta Caldwell Winings. Mr. Winings had been a welder for Union Local 440 for 40 years. An army veteran, he had also been president of the Indiana High School Rodeo Association, the Bainbridge Saddle Club and had played in several country and western bands as well as being a member of the Greencastle (Fillmore) Masonic Lodge...
Donald L. Winings (07/16/09)
Donald L. Winings, 73, of Roachdale died Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1935 to Vernon and Etta Caldwell Winings. Mr. Winings had been a welder for Union Local 440 for 40 years. An army veteran, he had also been president of the Indiana High School Rodeo Association, the Bainbridge Saddle Club and had played in several country and western bands as well as being a member of the Greencastle (Fillmore) Masonic Lodge...
Gregory A. Clodfelter (07/16/09)
Gregory A. Clodfelter, 58, of Indianapolis died on Sunday, July 12, 2009. He was born March 16, 1951 in Indianapolis to Floyd R. Clodfelter and the late Dorothea J. Wood Clodfelter. Raised in Putnam County, he was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Roy Gayle Boling (07/16/09)
Roy Gayle Boling, 75, of Patriot died on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born in Riley Township, Vigo County on Aug. 7, 1933 to Roy Franklin and Mattie Ellis Boling. He was raised in Vigo County and was 1951 graduate of Blackhawk High School. ...
Anne Marie Lanie (07/16/09)
Anne Marie Lanie, was born and passed on to heaven Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Carmel. Anne Marie was the only child of Jason Saunders Lanie and Alison Marie Hutchens Lanie of Zionsville. Also surviving are maternal grandparents Debra Alcorn Lanie of Greencastle and Robert Hutchens of Carmel; paternal grandfather John Lanie of Greencastle; uncles Chris Hutchens and wife Jennifer of Louisville, Kentucky and Jeff Hutchens of Carmel; and maternal great grandparents Harold and Joan Shonkwiler Alcorn; and several cousins.. ...
Curtis G. Norman (07/16/09)
Curtis G. Norman, 82, of Greencastle died Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the St. Vincent Hospice facility in Indianapolis. Born Sept. 14, 1926 in Parke County, he was the son of Grover Cleveland and Goldie Cricks Norman. He married Ruth Littrell on Sept. 14, 1944, and she survives...
Raymond E. Linneman (07/15/09)
Raymond E. Linneman, 88, of Cataract died on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at his residence. He was the son of the late William F. and Ruth A. Price Linneman and was born on Jan. 17, 1921 in Logansport. He was married to Norma Carol Swafford on Dec. 15, 1940 in Logansport in the Christian Church, and she survives...
Brody C. Campbell (07/13/09)
Brody C. Campbell, infant son of Duane C. and Tara J. Campbell died on Saturday July 11, 2009. Surviving in addition to his parents are his sister, Kelci Rogers; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Jill King, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Chris Campbell; maternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Marcia King; paternal great-great grandparents, Duane and Patti Campbell and James and Carolyn Bradshaw; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins...
Margaret R. Miller (07/13/09)
Margaret R. Miller, 78, of rural Putnam County, passed away unexpectedly, July 8, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Parke County, May 7, 1931 to Clarence A. and Merle R. (Helton) Miller. Miss. Miller attended Mansfield school and graduated from Bridgeton High School with the class of 1949. ...
Charles Melvin Sinclair (07/13/09)
Charles Melvin Sinclair, 89, of Eminence died on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. He was born May 30, 1920 in Cloverdale and was the son of the late Frederick Arthur and Freeda Jane McCammack Sinclair. He married Viola Lorene Ramsey in 1942 and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2009...
Greg Puckett (07/09/09)
Greg Puckett, 61, of Rantoul, Ill., formerly of Greencastle, died on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. He was born May 1, 1948 in Tazewell, Va., a son of Frank Puckett Sr. and Mayleen Little Puckett. He married Suzi LeMieux on May 18, 1990 in Danville, Ill., and she survives...
Chester "Chet" Adams Trout (07/08/09)
Chester "Chet" Adams Trout, 90, of Grand Ledge, Mich. died Thursday, July 2, 2009. He was born April 6, 1919 in Fillmore, Indiana to Mossie Manetta Brown and Luther Ernest Trout. On June 17, 1943 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Klahn. He served in the Army during World War II in the 1550th service and command unit, medical section at Fort Knox station hospital as an optometrist from 1940 to 1945...
Bessie F. Wooldridge (07/08/09)
Bessie F. Wooldridge, 89, of Indianapolis died Monday, July 6, 2009 in Manor Care in Avon. Born May 15, 1920, she was the daughter of Harry and Grace Moon Taylor. She married Daulphus R. Wooldridge in 1968 and he preceded her in death in 1977. Mrs. Wooldridge was a homemaker...
Carol Graves (07/06/09)
Carol K. Sutton Graves, 69, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Carson City, NV. She was born Dec. 26, 1939 in Brazil to Clayton Sutton and Mary E Seymour Sutton. She was married on Nov. 16, 1958 to Robert D Graves. She is survived by four children, Christopher Graves, Edith Dowers, Robert Graves and Patricia Stanfield; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ...
Marie Ella Wisener Swinford (07/06/09)
Marie Ella Wisener Swinford, 78, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Greencastle died on Saturday, July 4, 2009. She was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Indianapolis to Kenneth and Esther Blair. Surviving are her children, Linda Kay Smith of Plainfield, Paula Kay Wisener of Crawfordsville, Ken Wisener and wife Sarah of Waynetown and Marcia Nichols and husband Mitch of Fillmore; one sister, Donna Mae Hograve of Corydon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Jean A. Borchers Pierce (07/06/09)
Jean A. Borchers Pierce, 96 of Greencastle died Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1912 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Walter R. and Harriet Johnston Borchers. She was a 1935 graduate of DePauw University. She married Earl V. "Red" Pierce on May 27, 1939, who was also a DePauw graduate and a member of the famed 1933 DePauw Football Team. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1993...
William J. "Bill" Hopton (07/06/09)
William J. "Bill" Hopton, 62, of Terre Haute died Thursday, July 2, 2009 in Union Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Terre Haute. Mr. Hopton was the owner of Laughrey Brothers Roofing in Terre Haute and the former owner of Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville. He was the former lieutenant governor of his district as well as past president of the Breakfast Optimists, a former member of the board of directors of the Sycamore Varsity Club at Indiana State University...
Mary Jo Dillman (07/03/09)
Mary Jo Dillaman, 90, formerly of Grosse Pointe, Michigan died August 9, 2008 at Henry Ford Village Retirement Community, Dearborn, MI. She was born and raised in West Virginia, the daughter of John Roy Walley and Nana Elizabeth (Null) Walley. She was born October 24, 1917 in Mannington, West Virginia. Mary Jo married Earl G. Dillaman June 3, 1939 and he passed away January 17, 1977. In 1984 she married Earl's cousin Clayton Dillaman. He died November, 2002...
Betty Geraldine Randall (07/02/09)
Betty Geraldine Randall, 84, of Cloverdale died on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on April 20, 1925 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Gerald E. and Lucy Bewley Dillon. She was married to Robert J. Randall on May 22, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2007...
Lucille M. Evans (07/02/09)
Lucille M. Evans, 90, of Coatesville died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She was born in Putnam County on Oct. 9, 1918, the daughter of Francis Marion and Lettie R. Hurst Cline. She married Philip O. Evans on March 25, 1939 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2006...
Ann Durham Weinrichter (07/02/09)
Ann Durham Weinrichter, 87, died on Monday, June 22, 2009 at The Sequoias, Portola Valley, Calif. She was born in Greencastle on April 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Senator Andrew E. and Aura Sawyer Durham. Ann was supposed to be a son and named after her father. The name Ann was a nice girl's name, so the problem was solved by naming her Ann Drew...
Robert Louis Sutherlin (07/02/09)
Robert Louis Sutherlin, 85, of Mt. Meridian died on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 17, 1924 in Greencastle, the son of Andrew Forest and Ethel Ladona Langdon Sutherlin. Mr. Sutherlin was married to Mildred Mitchell on April 28, 1945 and she survives. He was a farmer and attended the Belleville Church of Christ...
Wanda J. Grimes (07/01/09)
Wanda J. Grimes, 78, of Greencastle died Monday, June 29, 2009. She was born on Aug. 27, 1930 in Greencastle to Eddie and Rachel Albin Buis. A graduate of Greencastle High School, Mrs. Grimes retired from Mallory Company and was a long time member of Greencastle Christian Church and Windy Hill Country Club...
Dell H. Nunaley Jr. (07/01/09)
Dell H. Nunaley Jr. died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. He was born in 1935 in Warren County, Ky. to Dell and Flora Nunaley. His family moved to Indianapolis and later purchased a farm outside Coatesville which Dell farmed with his father. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death...