[Nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 69°F  
High: 70°F ~ Low: 44°F
Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Obituaries from December 2009

Dorothy Neeley (12/31/09)
Dorothy A. "Grandma" (Schroeder) Neeley, 93, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Dorothy was born Oct. 19, 1916 in Terre Haute,the daughter of Elmer and Edna (Strong) Schroeder. She did general office work for insurance companies and H & R Block in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Ben Davis High School class of 1934...
Michael Lee Wilson Sr. (12/31/09)
Michael Lee Wilson Sr., 61, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Indianapolis, son of Donald and Violet Morgan Wilson. Mr. Wilson enjoyed playing basketball growing up and was a meat cutter the majority of his working career. ...
Allie Taylor Harp (12/30/09)
Allie Taylor Harp, 91, died on Dec. 29, 2009. She was born to George and Lola Wilson Taylor on Jan. 2, 1918, at her parents' home in the community of Buffalo, near Rockholds, Ky. She married Walter Clifford "Honey" Harp on March 12, 1934 and devoted her life to raising their nine children...
Jeffery Dallas "J.D." Miller (12/28/09)
Jeffery Dallas "J.D." Miller, 21, of Reelsville died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009. Born Feb. 17, 1988 in Greencastle, he was the son of Jeffery L. Miller and Jean A. Mace Miller. He was a 2006 graduate of Greencastle High School and received his bachelors degree in education from Indiana State University...
Bonnie Jean Cox (12/27/09)
Bonnie Jean Cox, 77, of Rockville died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 in Rockville. She was born Sept. 15, 1932 in Bicknell, the daughter of Ollie Trowbridge and Ruth Morgan Trowbridge. She was a homecoming queen for basketball and graduated from Bicknell High School...
Richard Thomas Woody (12/24/09)
Richard Thomas Woody, 85, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. He was born July 15, 1924 to Clark and Lois Long Woody near Thorntown. He was educated at Thorntown schools and attended Purdue University. He was a graduate of the Purdue Ag Winter School. He was active in 4-H and Rural Youth in Boone County...
Doris Tharp (12/23/09)
Doris L. (Sutherlin) Tharp, 81, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Doris was born June 11, 1928 in Putnamville, the daughter of Roy and Lucy (Langdon) Sutherlin. Doris was a member of the Church of Christ in Cloverdale and was a member of the Cloverdale High School Class of 1946. She retired from P.R. Mallorys in 1980 after 20 years, and had previously worked at RCA in Indianapolis and the Angwell Curtain Factory...
Fred Beem Keuthan (12/22/09)
Fred Beem Keuthan of Cloverdale, went to be with the Creator on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 while visiting family near Chatanooga, Tenn. Fred had served in the Indiana Army National Guard from May 1957 through October1968, during which period he accepted the appointment of 2nd lieutenant. He was also a long time member of Ducks Unlimited and a proponent of wetland preservation in the state of Indiana...
Wendell David Bitzer (12/21/09)
Wendell David Bitzer, 76, of Greencastle died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at his home. He was born June 1, 1933 in Greencastle, the son of Orville and Alma Crabtree Bitzer. He was a 1951 graduate of Greencastle High School and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956 during the Korean War. He retired from IBM after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Fillmore United Methodist Church, American Legion and VFW...
Steven W. Bonebrake (12/21/09)
Steven W. "Steve" Bonebrake, 65, of Lafayette on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at his residence. He had been in failing health the past 2 years. He was born in Parris Island, S.C. on Aug. 8, 1944, the son of Richard W. and Frances Louise Armstrong Bonebrake. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School and later attended Manchester College...
Wendy K. Bright Wright (12/21/09)
Wendy K. Wright, 58, of Belle Union died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Walter C. Bright Sr. and Elizabeth A. Brokamp Bright Woodard. Mrs. Wright was a cook at the Department Corrections Facility in Plainfield and a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle. She was married to James Craigory Wright Sr. and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2005...
Nicky N. Byers (12/18/09)
Nicky N. Byers, 72, of Bainbridge died Friday, Dec. 17, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born July 14, 1937 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Morris and Juanita Ames Byers. He graduated from Danville High School in 1955 and married Mildred Lambert on Dec. 2, 1955 and she survives...
Daniel T. Foncannon (12/18/09)
Daniel T. Foncannon, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 5, 1940 in Clinton, he was the son of Paul R. Foncannon and Clara Szabo Foncannon. Mr. Foncannon was a 1958 graduate of Clinton High School. He served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. He enjoyed playing intramural softball as a short stop for the Spangs, while stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany...
Eleanor Marie Jordan (12/18/09)
Eleanor Marie Jordan, 88, of Greencastle, formerly of Gosport, died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born on July 16, 1921 in Catlin, Ill. and was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Felgenhauer Brooks. She married Max E. Jordan on May 6, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2008...
Carl L. Batton Jr. (12/17/09)
Carl L. Batton Jr., 74, Terre Haute, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 in Terre Haute. He was born March 13, 1935 in Terre Haute, the son of Carl L. Batton and Ruby Timberlake. He married Wynona Owens. Mr. Batton was a graduate of Terre Haute Glenn High School and a veteran of the US Army. He retired as a print operator with IBM in Greencastle. Prior to becoming a print operator, he worked at Indiana Boys School in Plainfield...
Carolyn Wren Larkin (12/16/09)
Carolyn Wren Larkin, 85, of Plainfield died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in Plainfield Healthcare Center surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 20, 1924 in New Ross to George S. and Ozella Miller Wren. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1942 and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. She married Robert "Bob" Larkin on Sept. 23, 1945 in the First Christian Church, Greencastle...
Edward Jay Lucas (12/16/09)
Edward Jay Lucas of Ricon, Ga. died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Indianapolis in 1959, the son of Bernice and James Lucas. He was raised in Cloverdale and a graduate of Cloverdale High School. Mr. Lucas was a veteran of United States Air Force and gave proud service to his county in Desert Storm. After his service in the Air Force, he worked as an aviation electrician for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation...
Carolyn Wren Larkin (12/14/09)
Carolyn Wren Larkin, 85, of Plainfield died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in Plainfield Healthcare Center surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 20, 1924 in New Ross to George S. and Ozella Miller Wren. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1942 and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. She married Robert "Bob" Larkin on Sept. 23, 1945 in the First Christian Church, Greencastle...
Paul Leroy Allen (12/14/09)
Paul Leroy Allen, 71, Tonganoxie, Kan., formerly of Greencastle, died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Jan. 19, 1938 in Putnam County and was the son of the late Paul M. and Mary Alice Cline Allen. He married Shirley A. Burnham on September 17, 1960, and she survives...
Jamie Lee Spears (12/14/09)
Jamie Lee Spears, 33, of Cloverdale, died on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in northern Owen County, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born on Feb. 3, 1976 in Indianapolis. He was married to Jeanine Ford Spears, and she survives. Mr. Spears was a forklift driver for Wal-Mart Distribution in Greencastle...
Elmer Earl 'Cab' Callaway (12/12/09)
Elmer Earl "Cab" Callaway died in Venice, Fla. on Nov. 15, 2009. He was born on April 29, 1923, in Greencastle. He was the son of Joseph Elmer Callaway and Helen Phelps Callaway. Cab grew up in Greencastle during the Great Depression, and spent much of his youth in the out of doors hunting, camping, and fishing. He became a self-taught naturalist...
Floyd Russell 'Clody' Clodfelter (12/12/09)
Floyd Russell "Clody" Clodfelter, 84, Greencastle, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 18, 1925 in Crawfordsville, the son of Lonnie and Addie (Wilson) Clodfelter, he was raised in the Russellville area. Mr. Clodfelter was a 1943 graduate of Russellville High School and a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering...
Noble Lee Bowen (12/12/09)
Noble Lee Bowen, 79, Plainfield, died Dec. 10, 2009. Formerly of Stilesville, he was born to Dennis Bowen and Leota Zeiner Bowen on June 5, 1930 in Fillmore. Mr. Bowen graduated from Fillmore in 1948 and went on to serve a year in the US Navy. Upon his return, he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Anne Marley Bowen on Sept. 15, 1950...
Margaret "Peggy" Day (12/11/09)
Margaret "Peggy" Danhour Day, 87, of Brazil died Dec. 8, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a vehicle accident. She was born Aug. 13, 1922 in Owen County to Alvine and Hatty Douglass Piso. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1941. Peggy married David Danhour on Nov. 29, 1941. She worked at Finley's Grocery Store, in Harmony for 13 years...
Elanor Joyce Siegmund (12/11/09)
Elanor Joyce Siegmund, 82, of Cloverdale died Dec. 8, 2009 at the Summerfield Health Care Center in Cloverdale. She was born Oct. 9, 1927 in Russellville and was the daughter of the late James Nicholas and Gladys Bernadine Williamson Woodall. She married William Chester Siegmund, and he preceded her in death...
Mary M. Berry (12/10/09)
Mary M. Berry, 100, of Hilton Head, S.C., formerly of Greencastle, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2009 at the Life Care Healthcare in South Carolina. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Karen Thomas (12/08/09)
Karen Joan Thomas, 54, of Greencastle passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at her home after a long battle with melanoma. Karen was born May 25, 1955 in Logansport, the daughter of Jimmie R. and Carolyn (Kelley) Thomas. Karen was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1973, where she was a member of the National Honor Society...
Beth Sears (12/07/09)
Beth Anne (Rather) Sears, 48, of Greencastle died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health Center in Danville. Beth was born, Sept. 21, 1961 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Clyde and Margaret Louise (Young) Rather. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was a member of the New Life Baptist Church...
Richard Innes Bingham (12/07/09)
Rick Bingham, 84, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 5, 2009 in Greencastle. Born in Wellesley Farms, Mass. to William John Bingham and Florence Patee Bingham, Mr. Bingham was a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden. ...
Delores Wallen (12/05/09)
Delores Wallen, 62, Coatesville, died the morning of Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Greencastle on July 5, 1947, the daughter of Sylvester and Esther Wencil VanZant. Mrs. Wallen was a homemaker and mother. Survivors include husband, James Wallen; children,m Rebecca York of Indianapolis and John Wallen and wife Jaleen of Rockville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Esther Terry of Greencastle; brothers, Bob VanZant of Greencastle and Bill VanZant of Texas.. ...
Clarence C. O'Hair (12/04/09)
Clarence C. O'Hair, 84, of Greencastle, and wintering in Pharr, Texas since 1985, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born June 7, 1925 in the Brick Chapel area, he was the son of Ernest and Nettie Johnson O'Hair. He was a 1944 graduate of Bainbridge High School. He married Doris Keck on July 18, 1947, and she survives...
Artie Reece Scobee (12/04/09)
Artie Reece Scobee, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at his residence. Born January 19, 1926 in Putnam County, he was the son of Artie M. and Opal Quinton Scobee. He married Mary E. Crawley on Dec. 22, 1951, and she survives. Mr. Reece joined the family well drilling business and was a well driller with Scobee Well Drilling for several years until his retirement...
Dorthea J. Mason (12/03/09)
Dorthea J. Mason, 80, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born Nov. 29, 1929 in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Rudolph Francis and Ethel Emma Ney Windey. She was a graduate of Mehlville High School. She married Harold Eugene Mason on Jan. 26, 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2005...
Earl W. Wood (12/03/09)
Mr. Earl Wood, 83, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born Oct. 12, 1926 in Putnam County, he was the son of Harry and Ellen Monday Wood. He married Barbara Rogers on July 25, 1953, and she survives...
Norma Jean Young (12/03/09)
Norma Jean Young, 85, of Greencastle, formerly of New Winchester, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born May 17, 1924 in Marion County to Sidney R. and Maude Estes Johnson. She was married to James W. Young, and he preceded her in death in 1981...
Dessa Claudette Shinn (12/02/09)
Dessa Claudette Shinn, 74, of West Lafayette died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette. She was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Indianapolis to the late Claude Duncan and Margaret Woodson Duncan Bennett. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1953. On June 4, 1955 she married Alvin Dean Shinn in Greencastle. He died February 21, 1992...