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Obituaries from February 2010

Beulah A. Scott (02/27/10)
Beulah A. Scott, 82, of Greencastle, formerly of Roachdale, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born March 19, 1927 in Ollie, Ky., she was the daughter of Lewis Clay and Mattie Frances Manion Webb. She married Paul Scott on Aug. 30, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2000...
Albert Franklin Coffman (02/27/10)
Albert Franklin Coffman, 69, of Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Greencastle, the son of Kenneth and Gladys Walls Coffman. He married Joyce Ann Romalia at St. Paul's Catholic Church on June 24, 1966 and she survives...
Freda Parker (02/26/10)
Freda Parker, 90, Belle Union, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born May 5, 1919 in Putnam County, the daughter of the late George L. and Ada E. McCammack Hurst. She was a 1937 graduate of Belle Union High School and received her teaching certificate from Central Normal College in Danville...
Nancy Rae Valenkamph (02/24/10)
Nancy Rae Valenkamph, 51, of DeMotte died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at her residence after a 2 1/2 year battle with Neuro Endocrine Cancer. She was born Nov. 23, 1958 to Frank and Katherine Skinner Scott both survive. Nancy was a 1977 graduate of Bloomington South High School, where she played volleyball and basketball. ...
Rebecca Taylor (02/23/10)
Rebecca L. "Becky" Taylor, 46, of Cloverdale passed away Feb. 19, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born July 19, 1963 in Pettis County, Mo. And was the daughter of Gerald W. Bird and Virginia Lee (Fisher) Bird Monnett. She was married to Kevin Taylor on Sept. 4, 1982, and he survives...
Harvey Smith (02/23/10)
Harvey W. "Junior" Smith, 76, of Poland died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 21, 1933 at Bowling Green, Ky. and was the son of the late Harvey D. and Mary (White) Smith. He married Anna Jane Sanders on Feb. 14, 1982, and she survives...
Dona Murphy (02/23/10)
Dona Ruth Murphy, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at home. Mrs. Murphy was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Clara (Burns) Elbert. She married Jewell Ervin Murphy on Dec. 31, 1944, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marshall, Mo. Quilting Guild...
Wilbert Eckardt (02/23/10)
Wilbert Joseph Eckardt of Northfield, Minn. passed away February 19 at the age of 93 in the company of long time family friend Marilyn Will. Wib was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Greencastle, the son of Lisgar and Ethel (Wilson) Eckardt. He attended public schools in Greencastle and in Belchertown, Mass., before graduating from Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, N.J., in 1934...
Buford Curtis (02/23/10)
Buford Ray Curtis, 81, of Greencastle passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at his residence. Born Sept. 10, 1928 in Plainfield, he was the son of Bruner Ray and Dora (Tooley) Curtis. He was a graduate of Plainfield High School with the class of 1947. He married Dorothy (Faulkner) Curtis in 1953 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2008...
Roberta Batman (02/22/10)
Roberta Mae Batman, 81, of Roachdale died at Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville on Monday at 5:45 a.m. She was born on Dec. 27, 1928 to Bernard Ross and Thelma Elizabeth Chiles Stadler. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene, Young at Heart Club at the Church, Ladoga Senior Citizens Club. She had served as organist at the former Ladoga Nazarene Church and also played the organ for many years at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home...
Dell Hale (02/22/10)
Dell Pursell Hale, 69, of Fillmore passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born March 23, 1940 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Donald and Jane (Kemper) Berry. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School with the class of 1958 in Brazil...
Bula Keeton (02/22/10)
Bula Fay Butler Renne Keeton, 87, of Port Orange, Fla. passed away Feb.19, 2010 at home surrounded by her family. Bula was born June 7, 1922 at home near Madison in Jefferson County. She was the daughter of William F. and Hallie Dunaway Butler. She was a gracious lady, an astute businesswoman, a kind and generous volunteer with both her time and her money, and an example and inspiration to her many friends, relatives, and colleagues...
Tanner Kyle Speed Fenwick (02/22/10)
Tanner Kyle Speed Fenwick, 13, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. Born March 14, 1996 in Indianapolis, he is the son of Gary and Lynn Scobee Fenwick. Tanner was a seventh grade student at Greencastle Middle School. He loved working on cars and trucks and building and painting model cars. He was active in wrestling, youth basketball and youth and peewee football. Tanner was an avid NASCAR fan and Motocross fan, riding motocross bikes and 4-wheelers. He also enjoyed skateboarding...
Theodore M. Katula (02/22/10)
Ted "Katman" Katula passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 in Punta Gorda, Fla., after a six-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease and a fatal sepsis infection. He leaves behind a legacy of courage in the face of adversity and love of family; athletics, students, and alumni of DePauw University; and golf and football -- not necessarily in that order...
Steven Ray Penley (02/22/10)
Steven Ray Penley, 42, of Indianapolis died Feb. 17, 2010. He was born Oct. 12, 1967 in Kankakee, Ill., the son of Vernon L. and Evelyn L. Penley. Mr. Penley was a steel worker for the Steel Workers Local Union. He is survived by son Steven "Alex" Penley; daughter Morgan Alexandria Penley; sons Nathan Cole and Cole Christian Penley; grandson Owen Carter Griffin; parents Vernon L. and Evelyn L. Penley; brother Brian W. (Sandra) Penley; and sister Pamela Sue Schuelke...
Rex Kevin Wood (02/22/10)
Rex Kevin Wood, 54, of Greencastle died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at his residence. He was born Dec. 18, 1955 in Lebanon to William Raymond and Marjorie Blue Wood. Mr. Wood had been a forklift driver for Lear Corporation for 11 years as well as having been a veteran of the Vietnam War...
Kathryn A. Woodall (02/22/10)
Kathryn Ann "Kathy" Woodall, 62, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at her residence with her husband, children and family at her side. Born July 20, 1947 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ralph and Dellora Weimuth Stafford. She married Robert C. "Bob" Woodall on Dec. 18, 1963 and he survives...
Mary Zelma Woodall (02/20/10)
Mary Zelma Woodall, 74, Bainbridge, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born on May 13, 1935 at Somerset, Ky. to John W. and Eussie Mink Simpson. She was a former member of the Moose Lodge at Greencastle. She had worked at Mallory's in Greencastle; North Putnam High School as a custodian; as a Cook at Bainbridge Tap & Lounge; and also done house cleaning...
Steve Tesmer (02/19/10)
Steve Tesmer, 45, of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, after a long battle with a heart illness. He was born in Greencastle on June 13, 1964 to Jerry and Marcia Tesmer. Steve graduated from Greencastle High School in 1982 and went on to Indiana University to graduate with a BS in psychology and criminology. He attended Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and began his career in law as a deputy prosecutor. He attended Greencastle Christian Church...
Bruce Conrad (02/17/10)
Bruce Conrad, 67, of Crawfordsville died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 12, 1942 in Crawfordsville, the son of Glenn and Darlene Pickering Conrad. He was a graduate of New Ross High School and Purdue University with a civil engineering degree...
Edwin S. Robertson (02/17/10)
Edwin S. Robertson, DDS, Indianapolis, died in Greencastle on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 after a seven-year battle with cancer. Born March 8, 1934 to the late Dr. Ray B. and Helen Bockstahler Robertson, Ed attended Culver summer camp for many years and was a 1952 graduate of Culver Military Academy. Following graduation from Denison University in 1956, he served in the U.S. Army...
Capt. John Bryan McKamey (02/15/10)
John Bryan "JB" McKamey was born July 1935 in Greencastle, the only child of Mary Margaret Bryan and Oscar Lee McKamey of Fillmore. JB attended Fillmore School and Butler University. In September 1955 he entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned an Ensign and received his wings of gold on March 1, 1957. ...
Gary Ray Pershing (02/15/10)
Gary Ray Pershing, of Greencastle died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at his home. He was born in 1949 in Washington, Ind. He was a 10-year member of 4-H in Daviess County and graduated from Washington High School in 1967. Gary graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.S. in accounting. While there, he helped found the local chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He served in the Indiana National Guard from 1970 to 1976...
Melvin "JR" Frazier (02/15/10)
Melvin L. "JR" Frazier, 34, of Reelsville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. He was born in Greencastle on July 31, 1974, the son of Melvin Sr. and Margaret Lou Cavaness Frazier. He was a 1994 graduate of Greencastle High School and had worked for Quemetco Inc., Indianapolis, and Feld's, Greencastle...
John D. 'Jack' Costa (02/13/10)
John D. "Jack" Costa, 93, Greencastle, died at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2010 at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton. He was born Oct. 21, 1916 in Clay County, the son of Joseph and Dominica Costs. Survivors include one brother, Dom Costa; one sister, Mary Polifroni; and several nieces and nephews...
Alzettia Stansbery Wright (02/12/10)
Alzettia Stansbery Wright, 98, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born April 3, 1911 in Marion County, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Helms Crail. She married Harry Almond Stansbery on June 22, 1929, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1976. She married Robert Wright on Jan. 6, 1979, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1999...
William Knoll (02/10/10)
William A. "Knobby" Knoll, 89, of Cloverdale, formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born on Aug. 4, 1920 in Connersville, the son of the late Henry Thomas and Edith Lorene Kenney Knoll. Mr. Knoll joined the U.S. Navy during World War II, at age 22, and served two-and-a-half years, most of them being deployed in the South Pacific. He received a medical honorable discharge...
Betty Aker (02/10/10)
Betty Jane France Aker, 88, died at Mill Pond Health Campus Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. She was born June 18, 1921 in Brazil to George France and Grace Hicks France. She married Forest Mace Aker Oct. 4 1952 at Big Walnut Church with the Rev. Dallas Rissler officiating...
Vera Jane Osborne (02/10/10)
Vera Jane Osborne, affectionately known as "Mamaw," 89, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Indian River Medical Center. Born July 29, 1920 in Greencastle, she lived in Inverness, Fla. for two years and Vero Beach, Fla. for the past six years. She was the daughter of Ott and Bessie Greenlee Sears. She was a member of the Women of the Moose...
Rev. C. Raymond Rissler (02/08/10)
The Rev. C. Raymond Rissler, 91, of Greencastle Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Autum Glenn. He was born Dec. 9, 1918 in Brazil, the son of Clem Raymond and Anna Margaret Baumunk Rissler. He graduated from Reelsville High School and the Louisville Baptist Theological Seminary and was a minister for 71 years with the American Baptist Churches, pastoring in several Indiana communities...
Dorothy Stanley (02/08/10)
Dorothy VanCleave Stanley, 88, of Greencastle died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at her home. She was born May 23, 1921, in Greencastle, the daughter of Charles E. and Bessie Knoebel VanCleave. She married Jesse R. Stanley on June 12, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1994. Her parents also preceded her in death...
Wanda L. Harvey (02/08/10)
Wanda L. Harvey, 84, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born January 26, 1926 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle Head Alexander. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Paul E. Harvey on April 10, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1983...
Willard Lee Masten (02/05/10)
Willard Lee Masten, 77, of Greencastle died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Bainbridge on Nov. 23, 1932, the son of Cyril and Adele (Modlin) Masten. He was an accountant at IBM for 31 years retiring in 1987, and was a member of New Life Baptist Church and served as the church treasurer for 10 years...
Barbara L. Bernsee (02/05/10)
Barbara L. Bernsee, 84, Mission Viejo, Calif., died early Thursday morning at Parkview Terrace in Rancho San Margarita, Calif. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Belle (Rhoades) Grassman and was a longtime resident of the Chicago suburbs of Maywood and Broadview before moving to California...
Elizabeth H. Crawford (02/05/10)
Elizabeth Heretta Crawford, 94, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at the Mill Pond Health campus. Born Aug. 28, 1915 in Cloverdale, she was the daughter of Lewis and Emma McCoy Green. She had attended Cloverdale schools. She married Charles Crawford on Dec. 31, 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1981...
James Michael Shaughnessy (02/05/10)
James Michael Shaughnessy, 74, died at Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 in Brazil. He was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Putnam County to George and Izma Shaughnessy. Mr. Shaughnessy retired from CSX Railroad where he worked as an agent-telegrapher and later as a brakeman conductor for 29 years. ...
Thomas E. Webb (02/05/10)
Thomas E. Webb, 81, of Roachdale died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Montgomery County, the son of Howard and Helen French Webb. Mr. Webb had been a salesman for Mid-States Wire and Keystone Manufacturing in Crawfordsville and had farmed and raised saddle and trotter horses...
David Earl Duff Sr. (02/03/10)
David Earl Duff Sr., 65, of Greencastle died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Lincoln County, Ky., the son of Earl L. and Eula M. Sandlin Duff. Mr. Duff was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Greencastle Church of God. He was a laborer with Local 204...
Donald B. Phelps (02/03/10)
Donald B. Phelps, 62, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. He was born in Martinsville on June 10, 1947, the son of Darius and Mildred Wilson Phelps. Mr. Phelps was a truck driver for Humpreys Outdoor Equipment for 13 years, retiring in 2008. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Short Phelps; daughters Angie Lane and husband Artis of Kentucky, Lana Shoemaker and husband Richi of Greencastle and Tanya Collier of Greencastle; Donald Phelps and wife Roxanne of Coatesville and Joseph Morgan and wife Shelly of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Ronald Phelps and wife Angel of Cloverdale.. ...
Donna C. Duncan Ellis (02/03/10)
Donna C. Duncan Ellis, 56, of Cloverdale died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. Mrs. Ellis was a bank officer in check processing for J.P. Morgan Chase. She was a member of American Pool Players Assoc., VNEA and the Billiard Congress of America. She is survived by husband Jay Ellis; son Gregory Ellis; mother Mary "Maggie" Duncan; sisters Brenda Brickler, Karen Earhart, Paula Medjeski and Stephanie Woodson; brothers Rick Duncan, Steve Duncan, Donnie Duncan, Doug Duncan and Craig Duncan; and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Barbara Passwater (02/01/10)
Barbara Passwater, 57, of Brazil died unexpectedly at her residence on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. She was born Aug. 26, 1952 to William and Eleanore Hatfield Wells. She graduated from Carmel High School and had previously worked at Marsh Supermarket in Greencastle. She was presently a mold tech at the Lear Corporation...