Obituaries from October 2009
Virginia Parker Hetser
Virginia Parker Hetser, 92, Greencastle, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 17, 1917 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Arthur and Helen Ash Geabes. A graduate of Greencastle High School, she married Richard S. Parker and he preceded her in death. She married James Hetser in November of 1982 and he survives...
James Lloyd Warren
James Lloyd Warren, 83, New Maysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born Sept. 29, 1926 in Casey County, Ky., son of the late Robin Goss and Florence Woods Warren. He married Carrie Gordon on April 30, 1947. She survives...
Jackie Schlueter, 69, Cloverdale, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. She was born on Jan. 21, 1940 in Los Angeles, Calif., and was the daughter of the late Thomas Fredrick and Bertha "Bud" Stiewart Confar. She was married to Jerry, her husband of 45 years, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2009. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her half brother Tom Confar; sister-in-law Mary Schlueter; and great-nephew Romondo Undray Lewis, Jr...
Nancy A. Jones
Nancy A. Bock Jones, 76, of Greencastle died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 at her home. She was born in Greencastle, May 5, 1933, the daughter of Ted and Lucille Snider Bock, who preceded her in death. She attended Greencastle and Clinton Center Elementary Schools and was a 1951 graduate of Bainbridge High School...
Viola I. Murray
Viola I. Murray, 92, of Coatesville, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Grass Lake, Mich. on March 28, 1917, the daughter of Vern and Gladys Harper Gyles. She married Earl E. Murray Jr., and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Murray was a homemaker...
Barbera L. VanBibber Cash
Barbera L. VanBibber Cash, 60, Greencastle, died Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Centralia, Ill., daughter of Paul K. and Marteen (Evans) Burlingame, who preceded her in death. Barbera is survived by her husband, James L. ...
Donald P. Darrah
Donald P. Darrah, 74, Greencastle, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at the James Rouderbush West 10th Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 2, 1935 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Millard and Inez Ingram Darrah. Mr. Darrah was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He had worked in the kitchen at the Putnam County Hospital for several years and previously worked in a drugstore and antique shop...
Michael Eugene Hamblin
Michael Eugene Hamblin, 47, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at his residence.
Born May 29, 1962 in Greencastle, he was the son of Claude and Helen Higgins Hamblin.
Pamela Sue Kamplain
Pamela Sue Kamplain, 52, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 5, 1957 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Everett "Joe" and Betty Trail Kiger. She married Jeff Kamplain on Oct. 9, 1982 and he survives...
Bonnie Jean Goff
Bonnie Jean Goff, 67, of Waynetown, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 in Boone County. She was born April 5, 1942 in Sumerco, W.V., the daughter of Joseph W. and Dona L. Pauley Phillips. She was a 1959 graduate of Russellville High School. Ms. Goff was a retired flight attendant for ATA and a former Marion County Sheriff's Deputy. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, where she taught Sunday school...
Eugenia June Hayden
Eugenia June Hayden, 64, of Stilesville died on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at her home. She was born in Stilesville on Feb. 21, 1945, the daughter of Elvin Eugene and Ruby Ramsey Scotten. She married Larry Hayden, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Hayden was a homemaker, worked 15 years at the Mill Creek Inn and worked at Danville Regional Rehab Center for 4 1/2 years. She was a member of Stilesville Baptist Church...
Jacqueline Ann Williams
Jacqueline Ann Williams, 69, of Greencastle died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at Millpond Health Campus in Greencastle.
Born March 3, 1940 in Wood River, Ill., she was the daughter of Mason and Margie Mercer Williams. She married Donald R. Williams on Oct. 12, 1956 and he survives.
Earl H. Sloan
Earl H. Sloan, 98, of Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born on June 21, 1911 in Boone County, he was the son of Roy and Pearl Edith Hysong Sloan. He married Dorothy May Rose on Aug. 6, 1930, and they lived in Pike Township for 37 years. ...
John William Anderson
John William Anderson, 88, of Avon died at his residence on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. He was born at Paris, Ill. to Luther and Bertha Black Anderson. He married Pearl B. Miller on Feb. 11, 1942 at Greencastle. She preceded him in death on July 12, 1998...
John Slagmolen, 47, died at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Fla. on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2009. He was born on Oct. 18, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif. Mr. Slagmolen's profession was an electrician as well as working at Leer in Greencastle...
John A. "Bud" Hubble
John A. "Bud" Hubble, 76, of Coatesville died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at Danville Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 23, 1933 in Coatesville to Albert and Mary Walton Hubble. Mr. Hubble had been a union carpenter as well as a farmer, farming in Hendricks County...
Roger G. Vickous
Roger G. Vickous, 66, of Indianapolis died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. He was born June 20, 1943 in Indianapolis. Mr. Vickous is survived by his mother Marjorie Owens; two daughters Wendy Lair and Jennifer Vickous; brother Gary (Patricia) Vickous; sister Susie (Larry) McMains; grandsons Wesley Peyton III, Aaron Edwards and Jason Edwards; and granddaughter Summer Vickous...
Jack Binetti Jr.
Jack Binetti Jr., beloved husband of Shelley Binetti (nee Shaw), lost his battle to cancer, after fighting a good fight for almost three years, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. He was surrounded by his devoted family as he quietly fell into a tranquil sleep...
Lloyd 'Bode' Bodoh
Lloyd "Bode" Bodoh, 87, of Greencastle, formerly of Rockford, Ill., died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in his home after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born Sept. 17, 1922, in New London, Wis., the son of Jim and Louise Van Vorst Bodoh...
Thomas 'Tom' E. Wilson
Thomas "Tom" E. Wilson, 87, of Evansville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Wilson. Tom was the youngest of three children born and raised in Lewisburg, Tenn. He was the first in his family to finish a bachelor's degree, graduating from the Bowling Green College of Commerce in 1947...
Elizabeth Joyce Jones
Elizabeth Joyce Jones, 68, of Roachdale, known by her friends as Joyce, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born April 23, 1941 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Carmella Lena-Teresa Lamendola Parsons. She married Bobby A. Jones on April 20, 1963, and he survives...
John Kirby Brown
John Kirby Brown, 76, of Reelsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute. He was born May 26, 1933 in Clay County, as the son of Floyd Otis and Susan Elizabeth Smith Brown. He attended Brazil High School. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He had been employed as a truck driver at Schwerman Trucking...
Dr. Harold F. Burdette M.D.
Dr. Harold F. Burdette M.D., 92, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 after a brief illness. He was born on a farm in Putnam County and attended a one-room school. Being a good student, he earned a scholarship to attend Indiana University. After graduation in 1939, he went on to the I.U. School of Medicine and graduated in 1942. He then became a resident in internal medicine. During this time, he became chief resident and was the first medical director of education at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
Elizabeth Joyce Jones
Elizabeth Joyce Jones, 68, of Roachdale, known by her friends as Joyce, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at the Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born April 23, 1941 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Carmella Lena-Teresa Lamendola Parsons. She married Bobby A. Jones, and he survives...
Wilma Jean Marquart
Wilma Jean Marquart, 79, of Cloverdale died on Oct. 14, 2009 at her residence. She was born on April 20, 1930 in Linton and was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Ada Faye Stone Bennett. She married Charles L. Marquart on March 25, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2007...
Mary Katherine "Kitty" Beck
Mary Katherine "Kitty" Beck, 81, of Magazine, Ark. died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. She was born in Greencastle to Charles Ernest and Hazel Marie Steele Foster. Mrs. Beck worked as a secretary, bookkeeper and cashier. She was a member of the Magazine First Baptist Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Blue Mountain E.H. Club and the Magazine Garden Club...
Willie Lee "Wild Bill" Miller
Willie Lee "Wild Bill" Miller, 66, of Greencastle died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at his residence. Born March 5, 1943 in Putnam County, he was the son of James Lee and Alpha Smiley Miller. Mr. Miller was a supervisor at the Putnamville Correctional Facility, retiring in 2004. He was also a bartender at Moore's Bar and Grill for 23 years...
Karen Lynn Everts
Karen Lynn Everts, 60, of Fillmore, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born May 28, 1949 in Gary, the daughter of Max and Vera Evans Foster. Mrs. Everts was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Morton, and the Plainfield Quaker Town Shakers Square Dance Club...
Benjamin David Ferris
Benjamin David Ferris, 36, of Fillmore died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at his home. He was born May 31, 1973 in Indianapolis, the son of David Ferris and Carol McDaniel. He married Heather Nicks in 2008. He is survived by his wife; parents; sons and daughters Austin Ferris, Lucas Ferris, Dustin Ferris-Best, Brittany Ferris-Best and Heather Ferris-Best; sister Leslie Ferris-O'Sullivan; brother Don Ferris; stepfather Bruce McDaniel; and special friends Charlie and Kathy Erwin...
Letha Bonifacius Thornton
Letha Bonifacius Thornton, 96, of Roachdale died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. She was born Oct 16, 1912 in Pulaski County, Ky. to James Harrison and Rebecca Ellen Alexander Abbott. She married Clarence B. Bonifacius on Oct. 16, 1931, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1972. She remarried Herbert B Thornton on July 10, 1982. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1992...
Max Eugene Zaring
Max Eugene Zaring, 76, of Fillmore died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at the Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home in Greencastle. Born Dec. 6, 1932 in Putnam County, he was the son of Robert and Marjorie Ferrand Zaring. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. On Aug. 8, 1954 he married Bonnie Jean Petrytus, and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2005...
Phyllis Marie Kimmel Hendrickson
Phyllis Marie Kimmel Hendrickson, 71, Ladoga, died on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at 11:10 p.m. at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born on Dec. 22, 1937 at Roachdale to James and Clellia M. Stewart Jones. She graduated from Roachdale High School. She retired from General Motors Truck & Bus in Indianapolis. She attended the Baptist Church...
Virgil Eugene 'Gene' Stage
Virgil Eugene "Gene" Stage, 79, Greencastle, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Gene was born Sept. 7, 1930 in Elwood, son of Freddie and Lura Stage. He was an Independent truck driver for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Ruth Anne Deal on Jan. 7, 2007...
Ida May Baird
Ida May Baird, 83, of Russellville died at her residence on Wednesday, October 7, 2009. She was born on July 4, 1926 to James and Serena Thomas Burk near Greencastle. She graduated from Clinton Center High School in 1944. Mrs. Baird worked at International Minerals and Chemicals from 1967 to 1987. ...
Viola M. Parsons
Viola M. Parsons, 81 of Brazil died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born Oct. 14, 1927 in Poland, the daughter of Edward P. Green and Mae Tapy Green. She graduated from Van Buren High School and was the class valedictorian of 1945...
Barbara "Barb" Mugg
Barbara "Barb" Mugg, 75, of Fairview, Mont. died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at the Sidney Health Center, after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was born on April 21, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Mary Herbert Stattner in Cloverdale. ...
Erna Marie Stewart
Erna Marie Stewart, 80, of Roachdale died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born May 25, 1929 in Shoals, the daughter of the late Reid Lane and Agnes A. Lents Lane. She married Malcolm Stewart on April 14, 1950. He survives...
Ashley Jean Monro
Ashley Jean Monro, 25, of Howland, Ohio found her peace when she passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. She was born April 12, 1984 in Girard, Ohio, the daughter of Rex Thompson and Susan Dixon Thompson. While growing up in Girard, she participated in youth softball leagues and sang in the children's choir at Girard United Methodist Church, where she was very active in youth group. She excelled in school, soaking up knowledge with enthusiasm and making so many friends just as quickly...
Richard E. Miller
Richard E. Miller, 75, of Cloverdale died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. He was born in Lena on Sept. 1, 1934, the son of W. Everett and Marjorie L. Craig Miller. He married B. Lorene Brock on Feb. 16, 1957, and she survives. Mr. Miller retired from the Chrysler Foundry in 1996 after 23 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He graduated from Amo High School...
Jade Olivia Taylor
Jade Olivia Taylor, 5 months, of Poland died on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born on April 24 2009 in Greencastle and was the daughter of Caleb R. Taylor and Melissa A. Mullins Pollett. In addition to her parents, Jade is survived by her brother Gavin Pollett; maternal grandparents Reggie and Shirley Mullins of Poland; paternal grandmother Starleen Todd of Crawfordsville; paternal grandfather Jerry Taylor of Greencastle; maternal great-grandmother Lizzie Haddix of Poland; and paternal great-grandmother Shirleen Baisley of Arizona.. ...