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Obituaries from November 2009

Robert Charles Bryan (11/30/09)
Robert Charles Bryan, 87, of Lexington, Ky. died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born March 28, 1922 in Vernon, N.Y. to the late William Bell Bryan and Ruth Lyon Bryan. He was a member of Crestwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.)...
Mandie Lee Smith (11/25/09)
Mandie Lee Smith, 28, of Fillmore passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. She was born Jan. 29, 1981, the daughter of David Smith and Pam Duncan. Mandie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Cameron, Chaise, and Caeleigh; her father, David Smith; mother, Pam Duncan; fiance, Billy Smith; grandmother, Pearl Gregory; sisters, Crissy Lynn and Shawna Dannettelle; aunts, uncles and several cousins...
Wilma S. Lemmon (11/27/09)
Wilma S. Lemmon, 95, of Brownsburg died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 26, 1914 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Fred and Helen Caldwell Yarbrough. She married John C. Lemmon, and he preceded her in death in 1984...
Warren G. Roberson (11/27/09)
Warren G. Roberson, 87, of Canton, Ill. died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born Oct. 7, 1922 in Orion Township, Fulton County, Ill. to Richard Vern and Mabel Shover Roberson. He married H. Berniece Meyer on Dec. 31, 1946 in Orion Twp. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2000...
Mary M. Riggle (11/25/09)
Mary Martha Riggle, 92, of Roachdale died at Brownsburg Meadows on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. She was born on Oct. 1, 1917 to Alvin E. and Mary Edith Stevens Ford. She married Richard D. "Buck" Riggle on Sept. 19, 1947 in Newport, and he passed away on Nov. 2, 2008...
Sean Lee Barnhart (11/23/09)
Sean Lee Barnhart, 32, of Cory died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 18, 1977 in Vigo County, the son of Mark and Judy Plagge Barnhart. He graduated from Northview High School in 1996. Growing up, he attended with his parents and was confirmed in the First United Church of Christ in Clay City. ...
Charles H. Rhea (11/23/09)
Charles H. Rhea, 88, Eminence died on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Miller's Merry Manor in Mooresville. He was born on Dec. 19, 1920 in Morgan County, the son of the late Elva Sligar and Hallie Belle Dorsett Rhea. Mr. Rhea was a 1938 graduate of Eminence High School, a 68-year member of Local #841 of the International Union of Operating Engineers; Masonic Lodge #440, F. ...
Patricia Ann Riley (11/23/09)
Patricia Ann Riley, 65, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health Campus in Danville. She was born July 7, 1944 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Donald and Wilhelmina Hoste Riley. Her parents preceded her in death...
Andrew L. Shepherd (11/23/09)
Andrew L. Shepherd, 14, of Bainbridge died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 12, 1995 in Danville, the son of Michael and Paula Fish Shepherd. Andrew was an eighth grade student at North Putnam Middle School, where he played football. He also played basketball in the Special Olympics...
Melody Jo Snider (11/20/09)
Melody Jo Snider, 52, of Cramerton, N.C. died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. She was born Nov. 27, 1956 in Greencastle, the daughter of Earl Norman Paris and Mary Bernice Fenwick Snider. Ms. Snider was the owner of "Gleam Team" house cleaning business. She was a member of Family Worship Center in Mt. Holly, N.C...
Darryl L. Elmore (11/19/09)
Darryl D. Elmore, 69, of Plainfield, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at his residence. Born January 30, 1940 in Greencastle, he was the son of Gilbert and Helen Williams Elmore. He was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School. Mr. ...
Mary H. Romer (11/19/09)
Mary H. Romer, 90, of Fort Recovery, Ohio died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio. She was born Oct. 2, 1919 in Fort Recovery, the daughter of the late John Pottkotter and Irene Laux. She married Cletus Romer on Oct. 6, 1945 in Fort Recovery, and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1995...
Jerry W. Coleman (11/18/09)
Jerry W. Coleman, 51, of Greencastle died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at his home. He was born March 5, 1958 in Anderson, the son of Charles and Versa Roy Coleman. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Coleman was a tool and die maker for Prax Air in Indianapolis...
Betty J. Slack (11/16/09)
Betty J. Slack, 77, of Brazil died Monday, Nov. 15, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Lewis Township, Clay County, on June 13, 1932, the daughter of Harold Fred "Ted" and Mildred N. Wilkins Neal. She attended Brazil High School through her junior year and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1950...
Harold Rex Wendling (11/16/09)
Harold Rex Wendling, 85, of Roachdale died at the Waters of Greencastle on Saturday evening. He was born Sept. 6, 1924 to Harold R. and Naomi Sands Wendling at Roachdale. Mr. Wendling graduated from Roachdale High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. ...
James R. "Jim" Estell (11/13/09)
James R. "Jim" Estell, 74, of Mooreland, died Thursday evening, Nov.r 12, 2009 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1935 in Henry County, to the late John Henry and Nona Bell Jackson Estell. Mr. Estell was a shop foreman and retired in 1993 from Lift-A-Loft Industry in Cowan after nearly 30 years...
Donald Brouse "Doc" Brattain (11/13/09)
Donald Brouse "Doc" Brattain, 87, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Nov.12, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Dec. 2, 1921 in Liberty of Union County, he was the son of Hilbert Lee and Lesta "Opal" (Highley) Brattain. He was a graduate of College Corner High School Class of 1939, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1944...
John M. Newgent (11/12/09)
John M. Newgent, 73, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. He was born May 16, 1936 at home in Portland Mills, the son of William and Dorothy Knauer Newgent. Mr. Newgent was the assistant manager for the Montgomery Ward store in Greencastle for many years prior to his retirement. ...
Martha Ann French (11/10/09)
Martha Ann Simon French, known to friends and family as Marty, died Oct. 28, 2009. Born Feb. 4, 1924 in Lima, Ohio, the fourth of six siblings, Marty earned a BA from Ohio State University and a masters of science in nutrition and education from Cornell University. She put her education to use as hospital dietitian at Miami Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and as a professor of home economics at DePauw University in Greencastle...
Gaylord H. Stewart (11/10/09)
Gaylord H. Stewart, 74 of Knightsville died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 24, 1935 in Illinois, the son of Jesse and Eva Vanningham Stewart. As a young man, he worked on the railroad and then later drove a dump truck for the zinc mill in Greencastle. He later worked for Greencastle Manufacturing and last worked as a prison guard for the Plainfield Correctional Facility, retiring in 1998...
David Wayne Cheatham (11/06/09)
David Wayne Cheatham, 50, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 30, 1958 in Indianapolis, the son of Mitchell and Lois Campbell Cheatham. His mother preceded him in death. Mr. Cheatham was a Heavy Equipment Operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 103 in Indianapolis...
Richard Alec Baker (11/06/09)
Richard Alec Baker, 30, of Coatesville died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at his place of residence. He was born Dec. 2, 1978 in Saginaw, Mich. to Leroy Baker Sr. and Bonnie Joslin Baker. Mr. Baker had been a truck driver for Ray's Trash Service. Surviving are his wife Holly Fischer Baker of Coatesville; daughters Hannah Marie Baker and Joyce Mae Baker of Coatesville; son Richard Baker II of Coatesville; mother Bonnie Baker of Michigan; brothers Leroy Baker Jr. ...
Rebecca Allen Hughes (11/06/09)
Rebecca Allen Hughes, 59, of Yellville, Ark. died at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. on Oct. 19, 2009. She was born June 26, 1950 in Greencastle, the daughter of Eugene B. Hughes Jr. and Martha A. Wamsley Hughes. Ms. Hughes was an assembler at Mallory Capacitor Corporation in Greencastle, where she resided until she moved to Arkansas six months ago...
Grace M. Gardner (11/05/09)
Grace M. Gardner, 97, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at the Waters of Greencastle. She was born May 25, 1912, the daughter of Henry and Lidia Thompson Miller. Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by her daughter, Becky A. Richards and husband Steve of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, Kurt Richards and wife Carolyn, Kim Vickrey and husband Rolland and Kevin Richards; and six great-granddaughters...
Vicki Rae Whitehead (11/05/09)
Vickie Rae Whitehead, 55, of Terre Haute, lost a her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Whitehead loved yard sales, collecting knick-knacks, fishing, camping, horses and anything that involved being outdoors. Besides being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she also worked as a retail clerk at Wal-Mart...
Frances C. Ellis (11/04/09)
Frances C. Ellis, 83, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born in Greencastle on April 30, 1926, the daughter of Samuel Edward and Margret Mace Brown. She married Lloyd M. Ellis on Feb. 10, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Russell Brown...
Inez Sims (11/04/09)
Inez Sims, 95, of Greencastle, former longtime Mooresville resident, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 in Autumn Glen Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 26, 1914 in Morgan County, the daughter of Harry Simpson Sr. and Josephine Collins Simpson. She was a 1932 graduate of Monrovia High School...
Beverly C. Williams (11/04/09)
Beverly C. Williams, 65, of Cloverdale died on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at her residence. She was born on March 24, 1944 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Roy Francis and Dorothy Lucille Mansfield Rich. She married Thomas L. Williams III on June 24, 2005 and he survives...
James C. Spencer (11/01/09)
James C. Spencer, 81, Greencastle, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born April 30, 1928 in Mitchell, he was the son of John and Linnie Mundy Spencer. He attended Roachdale Schools. On Jan. 4, 1951, he married Lois Ellen White Spencer, who preceded him in death on March 19, 2003...