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Obituaries from March 2010

Roy Stanley Keith (03/31/10)
Roy Stanley Keith, 73, of Greencastle died Monday, March 29, 2010 at Putnam County Hospital. Roy retired from Public Service Indiana and DePauw University. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his two sons, Terry Keith of Greencastle and John Keith and wife Christene of Greencastle; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy Boswell and husband Claude of Tennessee; and companion of several years, Gail Lyon of Greencastle...
Kenneth Lee Snyder (03/29/10)
Kenneth Lee Snyder, 47, of Greencastle, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at The Waters of Greencastle. Mr. Snyder was a welder with Warren Power Attachment. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Andrew and Travis Snyder of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth W. and Nancy A. Snyder...
Herschel Wayne Nichols (03/29/10)
Herschel Wayne Nichols, 81, of Indianapolis, formerly of Poland, died on March 29, 2010 at home in the loving embrace of his family. Herschel was born on April 23, 1928 in Poland and was the son of the late John and Bertha E. Rubeck Nichols. He graduated from Cloverdale High School and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Larry E. Porter (03/26/10)
Larry E. Porter, 68, Greencastle, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his home. Mr. Porter was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Greencastle, as the son of Harry M. and Margaret Miller Porter. He is a 1960 graduate of Greencastle High School. He worked for IBM for 25 years and then Depauw University...
Beulah Hutchison (03/25/10)
Beulah Inez (Petty) Hutchison, 91, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born April 11, 1918, in Coles County, Ill. to William Ervin and Bessie Jane (Davis) Petty. She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, a member of New Providence Baptist Church in Greencastle and a homemaker...
Louis Garrett (03/25/10)
Louis Clay Garrett, 84, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Louis was born in Greencastle to Louis Clay and Jennie Gladys (Scott) Garrett, Sr. Louis was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and retired from IBM after 35 years. He had also farmed and had worked at Allisons. He was an avid outdoorsman and competition trap shooter...
Gregory Coffman (03/25/10)
Gregory Lee Coffman of Avon and formerly of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Greg was born April 30, 1961 in Putnam County to Warren Rex and Audrey Lee (Sutherlin) Coffman. Greg graduated from Greencastle High School and the University of Wisconsin...
James Millard Holland (03/24/10)
James Millard Holland, 82, of Roachdale found peace on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Greencastle to Loie Woodworth and Charles Nathaniel Holland of Brick Chapel who later moved to Roachdale. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1947...
Stella Loureatha McKee (03/22/10)
Stella Loureatha McKee, 60, of North Salem died Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Hendricks Regional Health. She was born Feb. 25, 1950 in Greencastle, the daughter of the late Otis and Rhoda Carr Lovins. She married Ira McKee. He preceded her in death. Mrs. ...
Ruth M. "Judy" Rogers (03/22/10)
Ruth M. "Judy" Rogers, 82, of Ladoga died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at her residence. She was born Oct. 14, 1927 in Montclair, the daughter of the late Edgar and Amy Woodrum Byram. She married Norris Rogers on May 17, 1945. He survives. Mrs. Rogers was a member of Roachdale Christian Church. She was a homemaker...
Donald L. Kinder (03/21/10)
Donald L. Kinder, 71, Poland, formerly of Indianapolis and Mooresville, died Friday, March 19, 2010. Mr. Kinder was born June 25, 1938 in Mitchell and was the son of the late Roy and Golda Blackwell Kinder. After serving in the Navy, he spent 33 and a half years working at Eli Lilly. Upon retiring in 1993, he moved near Cataract Lake, where he enjoyed hunting and crappie fishing and became known for his fishing skills...
Darrell Douglas (03/21/10)
Darrell Douglas, 64, of Heritage Lake died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Manor Care at Prestwick, Avon. He was born May 15, 1945 in Clinton, to Frank Lewis Douglas and Hazel Marie Snodgrass Douglas. Mr. Douglas was a retired land surveyor. He is survived by one daughter, Erin Hoffman and husband Todd of Avon; one sister, Susan Morris of Danville; two granddaughters, Molly and Avery Hoffman of Avon; one niece, Beth Morris and one nephew, Jeff Morris...
Paul R. Huston (03/21/10)
Paul R. Huston, 86, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Connersville. He had been an estimator for Central Supply for more than 30 years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Huston was a World War II Army veteran, a member of Brownsburg American Legion, a past commander at Garfield Post 88 American Legion, and a lifetime member of Greencastle VFW...
Rita W. Harlan (03/19/10)
Rita W. Harlan, 75, of Greencastle, died Friday, March 19, 2010 at her residence. Born July 7, 1934 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Smith Windisch. She attended and graduated from Catholic school in Oldenburg. She married John E. Harlan on Sept. 17, 1960 and he survives...
Janice Elaine Robertson (03/18/10)
Janice Elaine Robertson, 73, of Cloverdale passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 after an extended illness. Janice was born on Sept. 15, 1936 in Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Millard T. "Mid" and Christine E. Lewis Vaughan...
Clifford R. Norton Jr. (03/18/10)
Clifford R. Norton Jr. of Muskegon, Mich., formerly of Greencastle, died recently. He is survived by his wife Carol. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Cemetery with Father Steve Jarrell presiding and military rites by VFW Post #1550...
AnnaBelle Jean Nichols (03/16/10)
AnnaBelle Jean Nichols, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Greencastle, passed away, Monday, March 15,2010, at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born Jan. 19,1925 in Lawrence County. She Married James R. "Bob" Nichols on September 13, 1947, and they lived 57 years on their Dairy, and Quarter Horse Farm.
Jeri Isenberg (03/16/10)
Jeri Isenberg, 83, of Lebanon died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Homewood Health Campus. She was born May 13, 1926 in Indianapolis, daughter of the late William and Veneeda Whitted Cunningham. She married Clinton Isenberg on November 24, 1942. He preceded her in death...
James C. 'Jim' Griggs (03/16/10)
James C. "Jim" Griggs, 65, of Poland died Monday, March 15, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born Dec. 4, 1944 in Clovis, N.M., son of Benjamin C. and Julia E. Worthington Griggs. Mr. Griggs was a construction superintendent with Desert Painting Inc. in Phoenix prior to retirement. Jim was a member of the Carpenters Union in Phoenix and was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greencastle...
Joyce Maegerlein (03/16/10)
Joyce Maegerlein, 76, of Spencer passed away March 15, 2010 at Owen Valley Health Campus. She was born Nov. 11, 1933 to Glen and Pauline Paris Johnson. Joyce worked as a secretary for 24 years for the Spencer Owen Community School -- Education Center. She was a member of the Spencer Church of Christ and a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, canning and keeping her house immaculate...
Janella Sue Whittaker (03/15/10)
Janella Sue Whittaker, 52 of Greencastle passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at her residence. Born March 30, 1957 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Gerald L. and Dorothy J. Cress Edwards. She was a 1975 graduate of South Putnam High School and attended Indiana State University. She married Dean Whittaker and he survives...
Robert Eugene Haddix (03/15/10)
Robert Eugene Haddix, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, 85, of Indianapolis, formerly of West Union, Ill., passed away Friday, March 12, 2010 in St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1924 in West Union, the son of Russell Haddix and Stella Saiter Haddix. He married Melba M. Marlowe on Aug. 22, 1946 in Marshall, Ill., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 2002...
Carlyle Coffman (03/13/10)
Carlyle Coffman, 91, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away quietly in his home with his wife at his side on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. He was born in Putnam County, to Raleigh and Ruth Coffman, served in the U.S. Army 45th Air Deport Group during World War II and dedicated his life's work at Delco Remy Company in Anderson...
Gary L. Smith (03/13/10)
Gary L. Smith of Reelsville passed away at his home on Sunday, March 7, 2010 after a long illness. He was the son of Robert V. Smith and Alma Jewell, both deceased. Gary served his country in the U.S. Army in the 8th Infantry division beginning in 1963 and finished his term of service in the 58th Transport Division, where he earned a Silver Certificate of Safety. ...
George Maynard Alward (03/12/10)
George Maynard Alward, 58, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 16, 1951 in Crawfordsville, the son of Maynard and Margaret McCurry Alward. George participated in the Special Olympics and enjoyed collecting semi truck memorabilia and listening to music...
Leland David Plessinger (03/12/10)
Leland David Plessinger, 80, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was born Aug. 7, 1929 to James O. and Verna A. Freeman Plessinger in Greencastle. Mr. Plessinger graduated from Greencastle High School in 1947, served in the armed forces from 1951 to 1953 and retired from Allison in 1981. ...
The Rev. Dr. James L. Ray (03/12/10)
The Rev. Dr. James L. Ray, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Franklin. He was a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community. Dr. Ray was born in Clarkston, Georgia and was a graduate of Emory University and its Candler School of Theology. ...
Judy Harris Simmons (03/12/10)
Judy Harris Simmons, 53, formerly of Brazil and currently living in Clinton, succumbed to a battle with cancer on March 11, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 3, 1956, in Indianapolis to Eugene and Maxine Johnson Kizzee. She attended Tech High School. ...
Lillian May Long (03/11/10)
Lillian May Long, 91, of Roachdale died at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. She was born in Lebanon to Mont and Love Rader Harshbarger. Mrs. Long was a homemaker She married John W. Long on May 8, 1937 in Ladoga. He passed away on Feb. 24, 1998...
Anthony 'Tony' P. Jeffries (03/11/10)
Anthony "Tony" P. Jeffries, 77, of Brazil died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1932 in Carbon, the son of Phillip A. Jeffries and Alma Martin Jeffries. He graduated from Van Buren High School. Tony served in the U.S. Air Force for four years...
Judith Ann Wallace Neeley (03/11/10)
Judith Ann Wallace Neeley, 73, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at her residence. Born March 9, 1937 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herman and Carrie Wells Wallace. She attended Greencastle High School. Mrs. Neeley had worked at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle and lived and worked in Florida as an optical assistant for 12 years. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church of Ocala, Fla...
David A. Brinkman (03/10/10)
David A. Brinkman, 67, of Greencastle and formerly of North Vernon, died Monday, March 8, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health Center in Danville. He was born June 3, 1942 in Indianapolis, son of Vernon and Geneva Cox Brinkman. Mr. Brinkman attended the University of Indianapolis and was a machinist with Chrysler Corporation, retiring in 1982 after 30 years. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Elizabethtown...
Joyce A. Wagle Hays (03/10/10)
Joyce A. Wagle Hays, 72, of Roachdale died at her daughter's residence on Monday, March 8, 2010. She was born May 2, 1937 in Rockville to Kenneth S. Wagle and Retha M. Clines Wagle. Mrs. Hays was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Danville. She formerly owned and operated a Flower Shop in Roachdale, the Dari-ette in Bainbridge and the Liquor Store in Pittsboro...
Dennis Lee Johnson (03/10/10)
Dennis Lee Johnson, 47, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Danville, Ill. He was born July 4, 1962 in Indianapolis and was the son of David William Johnson and Joyce Ann Duncan Johnson. He was an artist, member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle and a veteran of the United States Navy. He loved spending time with his family and fishing...
Beulah Pence (03/09/10)
Beulah Maxine Pence, 88, of Greencastle and a former Frankfort resident passed away at 3:13 p.m. March 7, 2010. She was a resident Asbury Towers, Greencastle, and passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones. Maxine was born Jan. 2, 1922 in Aurora. She was the daughter of Irwin A. & Edna (Reed) Payne...
Leonard W. Ziska (03/09/10)
Leonard W. Ziska, 81, of Punta Gorda, Fla. passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. He was born June 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. Leonard was a veteran of the United States Navy. He earned an engineering degree at Case Institute of Technology (Case Western Reserve) where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He retired from Emhart Mallory (Black and Decker) in Indianapolis as the director of engineering research and development and quality assurance in 1990...
Edna MaDonna Floyd (03/08/10)
Edna MaDonna Floyd, 86, of Greenwood passed away Saturday, March 6, 2010. She was born July 27, 1923 in Putnam County, to Robert W. and Mildred McAninch Orr. She attended Putnam County schools and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Edna married Kenneth W. Dickson in 1941, and he passed away in World War II. She was later married to Norman S. Tirsway from 1949 to 1974. Edna married Otis F. Floyd on Jan. 1, 1978, and he preceded her in death in January 1989...
Doris L. Meador (03/05/10)
Doris L. Meador, 77 of Sycamore, Ill. died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at her home. She was born May 9, 1932 in Greencastle, the daughter of James O. and Verna A. Freeman Plessinger. She married Curtis "Gene" Meador on March 1, 1952 in Greencastle. Doris was employed at Ideal Industries in Sycamore for over 28 years. After her retirement from Ideal Industries, she went to work in the dietary department for the Sycamore School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sycamore...
Dorothy L. Spencer Eaton (03/05/10)
Dorothy L. Spencer Eaton, 84, Bainbridge, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Clarian West Hospital in Avon. She was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Lawrence County to John and Linnie Mundy Spencer. Mrs. Eaton was a graduate of Avon High School. She married James O. Eaton in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1987...
Dolores R. Gorham Caldwell (03/04/10)
Dolores Ruth Gorham Caldwell, 73, of Greencastle died at her residence in Zephyr Hills, Fla. Born March 19, 1936 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Alexander H. and Minnie G. Farmer Irving. She was a 1954 graduate of Wiley High School in Terre Haute. She married Jesse Gorham in 1979 and he preceded her in death. She married Harvey Caldwell on June 21, 2007 and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2010...
Donnie L. Alexander (03/03/10)
Donnie L. Alexander, 71, of Greencastle passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born June 16, 1938 in Hendricks County to Everett and Julia Alexander. Donnie was raised in Putnamville and attended Cloverdale and Greencastle High School...
Dorothy Marie Higgins (03/03/10)
Dorothy Marie Higgins, 90, of Greencastle died Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at home. Dorothy was born, December 11, 1919 in Indianapolis, daughter of Charles and Hattie Fry Smith. She retired in 1979 from Western Electric in Indianapolis after 25 years. She was a member of the Greencastle Church of God...
Minnie Doreen Varvel (03/03/10)
Minnie Doreen Kearschner Varvel, 78, of Titusville, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle, died Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Parrish Medical Hospital in Titusville. Minnie was born May 29, 1931 in Greencastle, daughter of Earnest E. and Emma E. Vanlandingham Kearschner. She had worked for General Telephone in Greencastle for several years and retired from FB Distro in Greencastle...
Zola Mae Jones (03/03/10)
Zola Mae Jones, 78, of Newport, Minn. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. She is survived by children, Deb (Jim) Culbertson, Paula (Dale) Otsby, Kurt (Julie), Murl (Janelle), Shelby (Rick) Justice, Sandy (John) Tucker and Todd (Tracie); 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Smiley, Barbara Black and Sharon Sheldon; also many nieces, nephews, other family and friends...
Zola Mae Jones (03/01/10)
Zola Mae Jones, 78, of Newport passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Murl; grandson Murl III; parents and five brothers. She is survived by children, Deb (Jim) Culbertson, Paula (Dale) Otsby, Kurt (Julie), Murl (Janelle), Shelby (Rick) Justice, Sandy (John) Tucker and Todd (Tracie); 25 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Smiley, Barbara Black and Sharon Sheldon; also many nieces, nephews, other family and friends...
Arthur C. Cash (03/01/10)
Arthur C. Cash, 87, Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. He was born on Dec. 28, 1922 in Coatesville and was the son of the late Clayton and Stella Grace Lisby Cash. He married Lorene Imogene Phillips on Oct. 14, 1944 and she survives. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past October...