Obituaries from September 2009
Lowell Gene Campfield
Lowell Gene Campfield, 69, of Plainfield died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 in his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 23, 1939 in North Vernon, the son of Leroy and Mary Pollack Campfield. Mr. Campfield was a U.S. Army veteran of the 101st Airborne. ...
Caroline Anne Murray
Caroline Anne Murray, 75, of Coatesville died Monday, Sept. 30, 2009. She was born in Greencastle on Jan. 29, 1934, the daughter of Thaddeus P. and Icy Bunten Bridges. She married Robert D. Murray on June 2, 1957, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2003...
Betty Marie Higgins
Betty Marie Higgins, 66, Greencastle, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. She was the beloved daughter of Roy D. and Katherine E. Powell Higgins. Her parents and a brother, David Rhea Higgins preceded her in death. Betty was the beloved sister of Helen and husband Robert Wardlow, Opal Bilyou, Roy D. Higgins and wife Elizabeth and Sharon DiBattista and husband Dario. Many nieces and nephews also survive...
Gordon Keith Kallner
Gordon Keith Kallner 86, of Frankfort, Indiana passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, Indiana after a lengthy illness. Born November 2, 1922 in Frankfort, the son of Fleet Jacob and Dorothy Ione Skeen Kallner. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1940 and married Ada Marie Beechler on January 8, 1941 in Indianapolis and she survives. They had 68 years together...
Lelah A. Harney
Lelah A. Harney, 89, Greencastle, died on Thursday Sept. 24, 2009. She was born Dec. 1, 1919 in Parke County to Asa Samuel and Cora Elizabeth Bowman Burkett. Mrs. Harney was a cook at Jackson's Double Decker for more than 20 years. Her parents; husband, Alonzo Ellsworth Harney; three sisters, Bessie Brown, Sarah Brown, Neomi Harney and three brothers, Arthur Burkett, Nelson R. Burkett and Omar L. Pope preceded her in death...
Louis Wilbern "Web" Boler
Louie Wilbern "Web" Boler, 81, of Fillmore died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Brownsburg on Oct. 31, 1927 to Will Olie and Mary Jane Leonard Boler. Mr. Boler was an over-the-road truck driver; drove for Cloverdale Agri Center; and also was a self-employed truck driver. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Spencer Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Delores Ann Jenkins
Delores Ann Jenkins, 56, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Oct. 20, 1952 in Iager, W. Va., she was the daughter of James W. and Georgia Beatrice Hagerman Vance. Mrs. Jenkins had been a nursing assistant for several years and was a member of the Healing Streams Revival Church...
Marian Gregson Phillips
Marian Elma Gregson Phillips, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at Brownsburg Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Amo to Clyde and Clara Gregson. She married Virgil "Sam" Phillips Sept. 27, 1941. Mrs. Phillips lived most of her life in Amo. She graduated from Amo High School and Indiana Business College. She worked for many years at insurance agencies in and near Amo...
Ronald "Roland" L. Brown
Ronald "Roland" L. Brown, 68, of Reelsville, formerly of Evansville, died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. He was most recently a resident of Mill Pond Health Campus. Born Dec. 11, 1940, he was the son of John and Mary Brown. He was a U.S. Army veteran, Shriner, Freemason and a Christian...
Randall Hollis Staggs
Randall Hollis Staggs, 78, of Brazil died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 17, 1931 in Ferndale, the son of Clarence P. Staggs and Elizabeth F. Coombs Staggs. He was a 1949 graduate of Union High School in Bellmore. He was married to Ocie Phipps in Greencastle on Oct. 11, 1981...
Robert E. "Bobby" Manion
Robert E. "Bobby" Manion, 56, of Indianapolis, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. He was born Jan. 28, 1953 in Crawfordsville to the late Emmett and Mary Manion. Mr. Manion was employed in the summers, enjoyed working at the State Fair, and in his earlier years was also a farm hand. He had many passions, animals (especially dogs), people (never knowing a stranger), music and John Deere tractors...
Elmer Loudermilk, 87, of Clayton, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born May 5, 1922 in Williamsburg, Ky., he was the son of James E. and Margaret Owens Loudermilk. He was a 1940 graduate of Holmes High School and had attended the University of Cincinnati...
Marguerite C. Gough
Marguerite C. Gough, 65, of North Vernon, died along with her husband on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at their residence. Born Sept. 4, 1944 in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Lena Fella Hrabar. She later married Gregg Gough in New York...
Gregg A. Gough
Gregg A. Gough, 69, of North Vernon, died along with his wife on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at their residence. He was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Putnam County, the son of the late John W. and Mona M. Hobbs Gough. He later married Margurite C. Hraber. Mr. Gough studied at the University of Connecticut and DePauw University, where he received the President's Music Scholarship. He received the John Phillips Sousa Band Award in high school...
Jerry R. Hilburn
Jerry Ray Hilburn, 59, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in Lafayette after a motorcycle accident. Born August 14, 1950 in Greencastle, he was the son of Joy Leroy and Ethel Adaline Close Hilburn. He was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Karen Giltz on Aug. 28, 1971 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2004...
Luke Stephenson Liveoak
Luke Stephenson Liveoak, whose life had brought Glory to God, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at the age of 11 at the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 15, 1998 in Ocala, Fla., the son of Stephen J. and Karen S. Ellison Liveoak...
Elmer Loudermilk, 87, of Clayton, formally of Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at the Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.
Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Jerry R. Hilburn
Jerry R. Hilburn, 59, Bainbridge, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in Lafayette, after a motorcycle accident.
Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
James Carl 'Twiggy' Twigg
James Carl "Twigger" Twigg, 69, Greencastle, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1940 in Putnam County to Durwood G. and Elsie E. Porter Twigg. Mr. Twigg was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School and was an active member of the class of 1959 reunion planning committee...
Mary Smith, 95, Plainfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 at the Plainfield Health Care Center. She was born May 1, 1914 in Warren County, Ky. and was the daughter of the late Ottie and Hattie Long White. She was married to Harvey D. Smith and he preceded her in death...
James R. Priest
James R. Priest, 85, died July 17 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, Colo. He was born in Fincastle to Gilbert Mark and Edna Trail Priest, both deceased. Mr. Priest was retired from Mineweld Company of Indiana and was a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He served our country in the 9th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Force during World War II...
Bobby G. Albright
Bobby G. Albright, former Putnam County sheriff and mayor of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Putnam County Hospital. The oldest son of Roy and Jeanetta (Lee) Albright, he was born in Clay County on Dec. 6, 1925. Raised in Limedale, a 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 serving in the South Pacific and on Guam...
Mary L. Mull
Mary L. Mull, 78, of Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 in Indianapolis. She was born on Nov. 22, 1930 in Cloverdale and was the daughter of the late George Otho and Lora Dee Quinnette Cummings. She was a retired clerical worker for American States Insurance Company, Indianapolis, and a member of the Women of the Moose #17, Indianapolis...
Jerry Schlueter, 69, of Cloverdale died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 while tending to his beloved property. He was born in Seward, Neb. on March 17, 1940 and was the son of the late Leonard and Maryanna Ost Schlueter. Mr. Schlueter loved working on his land, fishing and hunting. More that anything, he loved spending time with his family and taking care of "his girls." Everyone who knew Jerry enjoyed his stories and love for life. He was a generous man and never met a stranger...
Thomas W. Brothers
Thomas Wayne Brothers, 87, of Greencastle died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.
He was born on Dec. 7, 1921 in Clinton Falls to Edward and Bertha Sigler Brothers. A graduate of Bainbridge High School, he served his country in the US Army during World War II.
Rev. Norris Lloyd King
The Rev. Norris Lloyd King of Greencastle, a former resident of Denver, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus.
Born Sept. 11, 1920 in Blairsville, Ga., he was the son of William L. and Myrtle Mauney King. He married Ruth Esther Hill on Aug. 19, 1944 and she survives. He was a graduate of Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky. and Emory University of Theology, Atlanta.
Thomas D. Fitzpatrick
Thomas D. Fitzpatrick, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at his residence. Born May 1, 1926 in Reynolds, Ill., he was the son of Thomas J. and Agnes K. Kelly Fitzpatrick. He married Jeanne Hinkle on Aug. 9, 1958, and she survives. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a Professor of Voice with DePauw University, retiring in 1991, having taught for 28 years. He had also served as Director of Opera/Musical Theatre and Chairman of the Voice Department...
Troy Brown, 38, of Pinckneyville, Ill., formerly of Westville Ill., died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at his residence in Pinckneyville. He was born August 21, 1971 in Danville, Ill., the son of Wayne W. Brown and Sharon Michael-Elliott. He married Terri Kay Elliott on June 4, 1993 in Danville. She survives...
Myron E. McCammack
Myron E. McCammack, 85, of Coatesville died on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 18, 1923, the son of Oral V. and Clara Broadstreet McCammack. Mr. McCammack was a self-employed farmer in Putnam County and had co-owned Fineline Fabrics for 10 years. He was a former member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Plainfield Masonic Lodge...
Rhoda M. Salyers
Rhoda M. Salyers, 62, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born March 27, 1947 in Crab Orchard, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles and Lucy Merida Hendrickson. She married Donald V. Salyers on November 11, 1966, and he survives...
Myron E. McCammack
Myron E. McCammack, 85, of Coatesville died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009.
Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Margaret Ellen 'Muggins' Underwood
Margaret Ellen "Muggins" Underwood, 83, Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 surrounded by her family. She was born May 10, 1926, in Greencastle to Arvel C. and Zella Thomas Roach. Mrs. Underwood was a 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School and a member of VFW Post 1550 Ladies Auxiliary...
Lee Anne Sanders
Lee Anne Sanders, 46, Greencastle, died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, after a long battle with heart disease. She was born on Aug. 9, 1963 in Anderson to Donald Richard and Judith Rose Fader. Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her children, Megan Wager and husband Dan, Amanda Fader and companion Sarah Price, Mallory Alchin and companion Petey Horn and Jordon Sanders; one brother, David C. ...
Lindsey D. Lewis
Lindsey D. Lewis, 84, Bainbridge, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. He was born on Feb. 11, 1925 in Cooks Branch, Ky., to Andrew and Eliza Neal Lawson Lewis. He served his country in the U.S. Airforce and U.S. Navy. Mr. Lewis was a member of Somerset Christian Church, Greencastle Lion's Club, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion...
Judy Ann Hayes
Judy Ann Hayes, 55, Bainbridge, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. She was born Jan. 28, 1954 in Williamsport the daughter of the late William Horace and Artie Jeanette Ford Hayes. She was a 1972 graduate of Greencastle High School. In 1973, she joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia...
Donald Dale Boswell
Donald Dale Boswell, 81, Brazil, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Putnam County, to Emory and Beulah (Cofer) Boswell. Mr. Boswell graduated from Bridgeton High School with the class of 1945. While in high school, he was a member of the track, basketball, and baseball teams...
Betty K. Kaley
Betty K. Kaley, 87, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. She was born on Jan. 9, 1922 in Greencastle to Thomas and Millie Cricks Newgent. Mrs. Kaley was a 1940 graduate of Clinton Center High School and was employed at Essex Wire in Plymouth and RCA in Indianapolis...