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Obituaries from January 2010

Vance H. 'Champ' Champion (01/30/10)
Vance H. "Champ" Champion, 89, Genoa, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in St. Charles-Mercy Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. A lifelong resident of Genoa, he was born June 30, 1920, to Lloyd E. and Hazel Holland Champion. On May 22, 1948, in Genoa, he married Alberna M. Bringe, and they had three sons, the Rev. Paul H. (Margaret) Champion of Greencastle, David (Kathy) Champion of Holland, Ohio and Douglas Champion...
Janet M. Sides Arner (01/30/10)
Janet M. Sides Arner, 82, Greencastle, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 2, 1927 in Highspire, Pa. daughter of Walter and Susan Yeager Sides. Mrs. Arner was a homemaker and a member of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church. She had been active in Habitat for Humanity...
Walter H. Barker (01/29/10)
Walter H. Barker, 92, of Roachdale died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Roachdale to William V. and Eva M. Hylton Barker. Mr. Barker worked as a machine repairman for 29 years at California Pellet Mill in Crawfordsville, where he retired, and 12 years at Linde Air at Indianapolis...
Gary M. Nelson (01/29/10)
Gary M. Nelson, 56, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2010 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 16, 1956 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, the son of Robert Nelson and Dorothy Houser. He was a 1972 graduate of North Putnam High School...
Forrest O. York (01/28/10)
Forrest O. York, 76, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 15, 1933 in Greencastle, the son of Earon S. and Laura M. McDonald York. He married Phyllis Elaine Humphry on March 31, 1956 and she preceded him in death March 11, 2007...
John H. Viens (01/27/10)
John H. Viens, 71, of Bainbridge died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at his home from pancreatic cancer. The son of Jean F. Viens and Corrine Mason Viens, he was born and raised in Lynn, Mass. and graduated from Lynn English High School. He was active in the National Guard and also worked at Harvard Paleontology Lab. ...
Forest York (01/27/10)
Forest York, 76, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published in the Thursday Banner Graphic.
Virginia L. Deardorff (01/26/10)
Virginia L. Deardorff, 90, of Seymour, formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at the Schenk Medical Center in Seymour. She was born Sept. 28, 1919 in Clay County, the daughter of Fred and Verna Heck. She attended the Vinegar Hill School and Brazil High School...
Karen Jean Medlin Thompson (01/26/10)
Karen Jean Medlin Thompson, 53, of Bowling Green died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at her residence after battling a terminal illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1956 in Greenfield, the daughter of Arthur "Tiny" and Mary Medlin. She married Mac Thompson on April 14, 2006 and he survives...
Dennis Michael Hiland (01/25/10)
Dennis Michael Hiland, 56, of Lebanon died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. He was born July 7, 1953 in Lebanon to Richard and Doris Hughes Hiland. Mr. Hiland graduated from Pittsboro High School and was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. He worked in the Warehouse for True Value Hardware in Indianapolis for 35 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp...
Harley "Mitch" Authement (01/24/10)
Harley "Mitch" Authement, 60, of Spencer died at his residence on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. He was born in Chauvin, La. on Oct. 12, 1949 to Druis and Edris LeBlanc Authement. He was a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph Benedictine High School in Chauvin. Mr. Authement was a U.S. ...
Mickey D. Hammond (01/23/10)
Mickey D. Hammond, 47 of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. Born Feb. 18, 1962 in Noblesville, he was the son of Ray W. and Ila "Bunny" (McPherson) Hammond. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School in the Class of 1980, and received his bachelor's degree of science in parks and recreation from Indiana State University...
Linda E. Jones (01/22/10)
Linda E. Jones, 61, of Greencastle died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at her residence. Born April 5, 1948 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of John B. & Thelma Morphew Beasley. She married Billy Jones in 1988, and he preceded her death on May 28, 2002...
James "Jim" Edward Wood (01/21/10)
James E. Wood, 73, of Roachdale died at St Vincent's Hospital on Jan. 21, 2010. He was born July 16, 1936 in Putnam County to Walter E. and Dorothy Beason Wood. He married JoAnne Wilson Wood on Nov. 4, 1955. Mr. Wood was a former 4-H leader and longtime Cheviot Sheep exhibitor, which he enjoyed doing many years with his sons. He was a past president of American Cheviot Society. He worked as a finish carpenter...
Daniel H. Hagan (01/21/10)
Daniel H. Hagan, 55, of Fillmore died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Marion County on July 5, 1954, the son of Henry and Cynthia Flora Hagan. Mr. Hagan had worked for the street department in Greencastle and had worked as a janitor at DePauw University...
Mary Louise Rogers (01/21/10)
Mary Louise Rogers, 92, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1917 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charlie and Annabelle Long Higgins. She married Arthur M. Rogers on Feb. 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2001...
Thomas I. Bixler Jr. (01/20/10)
Thomas I. Bixler Jr., 51, of Spencer died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at his residence. He was born Jan. 26, 1958 in Putnam County, the son of the late Thomas I. and Reba Ann Orr Bixler. Mr. Bixler was a contractor and owned and operated B & C Construction. He enjoyed racing his modified race cars...
Doris M. Keller (01/20/10)
Doris M. Keller, 87, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at Clarian Health/ Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born June 17, 1922 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late James Quinton and Anna Grace McAninch Smedley. She was married to Howard B. Keller on April 1, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2003...
Clifford R. Norton Jr. (01/18/10)
Former Greencastle resident Clifford R. Norton Jr., 83, of Muskegon, Mich. died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 in Muskegon. Mr. Norton is survived by his wife Carol. Graveside services at Forest Hill Cemetery will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by The Lee Chapel, Sytsema Funeral Homes Inc., 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444...
Margaret L. Phiillips (01/17/10)
Margaret L. Phillips, 91, of Brazil died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 following a brief illness. She was born in Brazil, Sept. 11, 1918 to Charles O. and Clara A. Boes Hadley. Margaret graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1937. She married Charles W. Phillips on Dec. 24, 1938...
James A. Wilson Sr. (01/16/10)
James A. Wilson Sr., 77, Greencastle, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born Aug. 14, 1932 in North Salem, the son of the late Homer O. Wilson and Hazel Vansickle Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a 1950 graduate of North Salem High School. He was a member of Free and Accepted Mason Masonic Lodge 142 in North Salem, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets, American Legion and York Rite. He was a US Navy veteran, serving for 24 years from 1950 to 1974...
Shirley Margaret McElroy (01/15/10)
Shirley Margaret Schlatter McElroy, 98, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 in LaGrange, Ky. with her loving family by her side. She was born in 1911 in Dick Johnson Township in rural Clay County as the third of nine children of father William Schlatter and mother Selma Septima Rojhan Schlatter...
Russell R. Penrod (01/15/10)
Russell R. Penrod, 78, of Astatula, Fla., formerly of Clayton, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. He was born Sept. 26, 1931 in Morocco, the son of Bertran and Laura Penrod. Mr. Penrod had retired from Link Belt Corporation as a machinist after serving in the U.S. Army. He loved to fish and play golf, coach softball, ride his motorcycle (through 49 states and much of Canada) and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He was a member of Mid Lakes Christian Church in Tavares, Fla...
Joseph Robert Thurman (01/15/10)
Joseph Robert Thurman, 77, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 in Methodist Hospital. Mr. Thurman was a retired bricklayer and a USMC veteran of the Korean War. Joe will be missed by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Ashlock Thurman; their children Joseph, Norman, Michael, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Dwayne Logan, Veda Thurman Carver and Leslie Anne Thurman; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and his brother James Elliot...
Theodore J. Nispel (01/06/10)
Theodore J. Nispel, 90, of Greencastle and formerly of Waveland died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health Center in Danville. He was born Aug. 3, 1919 to William M. and Rose Bogner Nispel in York, Pa. He married Opal Frazier on Nov. 18, 1945 in Rockville, and she died Dec. 22, 2004...
Edwin F. Barker (01/13/10)
Edwin F. Barker, 74, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Hospital at Danville. He was born June 7, 1935 in Jackson Township, Putnam County, the only son of Virginia Ann Oliver Barker and Arthur Harold Barker, who preceded him in death. He was descended from Waln, Alexander Wilson, Moses Barker, Levi Stewart, Abel Pennington, Daniel Davidson, Jacob Coffman, Joseph H. ...
Hugo Charles Edberg (01/13/10)
Hugo Charles Edberg, 82, of Greencastle died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born Aug. 31, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Hugo and Ella Kullander Edberg. Hugo graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, with a B.A. and J.D. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Florida and Michigan Bar Association...
Elaine D. Hoffmann (01/11/10)
Elaine D. Hoffmann, 68, of Greencastle died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at her residence. Born Sept. 6, 1941 in Warsaw, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward E. and Helen A. Metzger Bicker. She married Peter C. Hoffmann on July 5, 1966 and he survives. Mrs. ...
Don Hettich Jr. (01/11/10)
Don Hettich Jr., 44, of Cloverdale died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. He was born in Terre Haute on March 31, 1965. Mr. Hettich attended New Providence Baptist Church in Greencastle. Don's favorite pastimes included hunting and fishing abroad, coaching softball and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals and anything his girls were involved in. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends...
John R. Hamilton (01/11/10)
John Richard Hamilton, 62, of Greencastle, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born Sept. 6, 1947 in Clay County, he was the son of Charles and Myrtle Elwell Hamilton. He married Phyllis Caudill Hamilton on Jan. 1, 1970, and she survives. After graduating from Greencastle High School, he joined his beloved Marine Corp, serving from 1969 to 1971 in Vietnam with the First Battalion First Marines, living the Marine Corp Motto "Once a Marine, Always a Marine"...
Nellie L. Martin (01/11/10)
Nellie L. Martin, 91, of Greencastle died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at her residence. Born June 19, 1918 in Brown County, she was the daughter of Edmond and Osa Nelson Marshall. She was a 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School and the Smart Appearance Beauty College. She married Alfred A. Martin on Sept. 7, 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1994...
Arthur Ray Bridgewaters (01/08/10)
Arthur Ray Bridgewaters, 53, of Cloverdale died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Regional Hospital following complications from a stroke. He was born in Brazil on Nov. 24, 1956 to Raymond and Ethel (Frazier) Bridgewaters. Art graduated from Brazil High School. Following high school, he worked at the Terre Haute Airport as well as at Lear Corporation, Blue Lightening Express, and Townsend Tree Service...
Ernest Lee Enlow Jr. (01/08/10)
Ernest Lee Enlow, 64, Coatesville, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at his residence. Born July 5, 1945 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ernest Lee and Edna Enlow Sr. He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School and received training in fire and rescue. He married Patricia A. Price Enlow on June 5, 1971 and she survives...
Donald Ellis Grimes (01/08/10)
Donald Ellis Grimes, 86, Rockville, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a retired farmhand with Harbison Farms. He was born Feb. 26, 1923 in Putnam County to the late Lawrence Grimes and Sarah Lydia Elkins Grimes. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen Belle Pierce Grimes, whom he married March 22, 1947 and died March 27, 1988...
James "Jim" Rood Sr. (01/07/10)
James David "Jim" Rood Sr. of Crawfordsville, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1945 in Greencastle to Levi Harvey Rood and Anna Louise Rood Pearson. He first married Linda Malicoat, they later divorced. Later, he married Luann Rood Shackleton and they also divorced. He attended Greencastle schools...
Benjamin "Ben" Allen Jones (01/07/10)
Benjamin "Ben" Allen Jones, 95, of Greencastle died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. He was born Feb. 11, 1914 in Putnam County, son of Frank and Bernice Allen Jones. Mr. Jones was the owner of the Jones Standard Station at the corner of US 40 and US 231 for more than 20 years. He also worked for the State of Indiana from 1969 until his retirement in 1980. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School and attended Purdue University...
Roy Ed "Eddie" Clearwater (01/06/10)
Roy Ed "Eddie" Clearwater, 69, of Stilesville died Jan. 3, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Hospital. He was born in Stilesville on Nov. 15, 1940, the son of Robert and Dorothy Rogers Clearwater. Mr. Clearwater worked as a printer for Howard Sams Inc. for 30 years...
Trelon "Wayne" Corlew (01/04/10)
Trelon "Wayne" Corlew, 83, of Reelsville died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at his residence. He was born Jan. 18, 1926 in Parma, Mo., the son of John B. and Bertha M. Woolsey Corlew. During World War II, Mr. Corlew served in the U.S. Army with the 4th Air Supply Squadron Manila Philippines until his Honorable Discharge as a Staff Sergeant, April 13, 1947. ...
Lois Gregson Albertson (01/04/10)
Lois Gregson Albertson, 93, of Terre Haute, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute. She was born Feb. 13, 1916, the daughter of Clyde N. and Clara E. Asher Gregson. Mrs. Albertson was a member of the Amo United Methodist Church, the Coitere Club, Garden Club and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Philanthropic Society. ...
Rev. Ernest Hayden (01/03/10)
The Rev. Ernest Hayden, 98, of Greencastle, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. He was born Dec. 11, 1911 in Sullivan County, son of Ural and Lura Harris Hayden. He retired in 1977 from the United Methodist Ministry, where he had served for 31 years and was the oldest living minister in the Southern Indiana Conference. He was a graduate of the Graysville High School...
JoAnn Hoffa (01/03/10)
JoAnn Hoffa, 66, of Cloverdale died on Jan. 1, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. 1, 1943 in Putnam County, the daughter of the late John William and Livina Mae Morgan Hall. She was married to James Richard Hoffa, and he survives. Mrs. Hoffa was a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Greencastle and had been a machine operator at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle...
Carolyn S. Buchanan (01/03/10)
Carolyn S. Buchanan, 75, of Coatesville died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 8, 1934, the daughter of Edgar and Sarah Leerkamp Pridemore. Mrs. Buchanan was a school bus driver for the Mill Creek school system for 37 years. She was a 1953 graduate of Amo High School and attended New Maysville Community Church...