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Obituaries from April 2010

Naomi Victoria Williams Rector (04/30/10)
Naomi Victoria (Williams) Rector, 90, Covington, died on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at her daughter's residence surrounded by her loving family. Naomi was born on Oct. 28, 1919, in Asheville, NC. She was the daughter of Charles Bernard and Maude Blanch (Ramsey) Williams. ...
E. Ann Beaman (04/30/10)
E. Ann Beaman, 76, formerly of Plainfield, died peacefully in Muncie after an extended illness on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 22, 1933. She retired from the Indiana Boys School in 1992. Ann was a loving and wonderful mother and is survived by her son J. Mark Beaman of Muncie; daughter Laura A. McHugh and husband Kevin of Athens, Ga.; and two wonderful grandsons, Michael K. McHugh and Daniel C. McHugh...
David Geary (04/30/10)
David Geary, 80, of Poland, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at his residence Thursday, April 29, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Cleveland to Mervin Geary and Florence Schafer Geary. David graduated from West Middleton High School in 1948. He worked at Schiff Shoes and was the manager for several years. Most recently, he owned and operated 'Geary's Surplus' in Kokomo and Brazil. He married Amaryllis "Amy" Kinney on March 12, 1950...
David Samuel 'Sam' Hostetter (04/29/10)
David Samuel Hostetter, 90, of Bloomington, formerly of Roachdale, was born May 8, 1919 and died on Monday, April 19, 2010 in Bloomington in the presence of his family. Sam graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1937 and enrolled in Indiana University. ...
Jack B. Barnette Sr. (04/29/10)
Jack B. Barnette Sr., 75, of Brazil, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Amo, January 15, 1935 to Malum and Stella Hood Barnette. Jack joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He met Bertie Bemis while working at the Putnam County Hospital. They married October 21, 1961. Bertie passed away April 6, 2010 after 49 years of marriage...
Maryellen Chatham (04/28/10)
Maryellen Chatham, 66, of Brownsburg, formerly of Brazil, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at home, following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1944 in Clay County to Harry and Mary Howald. She was married on July 25, 1965 to Larry Chatham, with whom she shared her life for 42 years...
Mary R. Ludlow (04/28/10)
Mary R. Ludlow, 89, of Plainfield, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2010. She was born December 1, 1920 in Stilesville to the late Cleo and Edith Whitaker. Mrs. Ludlow was a homemaker and member of the Stilesville Christian Church. Others memberships include the social helpers with the church, Stilesville Order of Eastern Star and the women's and mixed bowling leagues...
Gregory Allan Frost (04/26/10)
Gregory Allan Frost, 61 of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010. Born December 21, 1948 in Greencastle, he was the son of Norman Albert & Thyra Fay Lucart Frost. He was a 1967 graduate of Greencastle High School and of Ivy Tech in May 1988. He married Margaret Cavaness Frost and she survives...
Emmaline Rust Henry (04/26/10)
Emmaline Rust Henry, 89, of Carmel and formerly of Greencastle, died Friday, April 24, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Littell J. and Margaret Stahlman Rust. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1942 and was a homemaker. She married Hugh F. Henry, Aug. 22, 1942 and he preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1996...
Marjorie Ann Lasley-Fowler (04/26/10)
Marjorie Ann Lasley-Fowler, 68, of Speedway passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born March 25, 1942 in Morgan County to Fred E. and Florence M. Lasley. She was married to Richard Fowler in Marion County...
Bonny Lou Ratcliff (04/26/10)
Bonny Lou Ratcliff of Bainbridge passed away quietly Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at her home. Bonny Lou was the wife of Donald W. Ratcliff and mother of three children, Randy R. Ratcliff, Terry Clifford (Mike) and Debby Zaring (Jake); six grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Darcy Boyce (Aaron), Ashley Truebenbach (Ryan), Tabitha Clifford, Jordan Zaring and Izaak Zaring; and two great-grandchildren, W. Breck Boyce and Jenna Zaring...
Carolyn Lee Reed (04/23/10)
Carolyn Lee Reed, 77, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and devoted and loving wife of Dick Odle Reed for 59 years, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. She was born on Nov. 9, 1932, the second daughter of Byron and Mary Kivett Plummer, sister of Marjorie Jean Plummer Davidson (deceased), Charles Byron Plummer, and Mary Kathleen Plummer Woods...
Kathy Ann Sutherlin (04/23/10)
Kathy Ann Sutherlin, 59, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 evening at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. Kathy was born October 26, 1950 in Greencastle, the daughter of Emmett George Sutherlin and Mary Lucille Morgan Sutherlin. She was previously employed as a bartender in Putnam County...
Donald E. Martin (04/22/10)
Donald E. Martin, 82 of Hendricksville, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1927 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Owen Joseph and Martha Bryant Martin Monroe. After the death of his father, when he was two years old, he moved with his mother and brothers to Patricksburg to be near his grandparents as he grew up...
Mary L. Plessinger (04/20/10)
Mrs. Mary L. Plessinger, 80, joined her loved ones in the presence of the lord, Sunday, April 18, 2010, following a brief illness. Mary was born in Houston on Nov. 29, 1929, the daughter of Otis and Lelia Christian Cooke. She married Jacob E. Plessinger and moved to Greencastle in 1949.
Raymond E. Deyo (04/21/10)
Raymond E. Deyo, 76, of Coatesville, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010. He was born in Huron, S.D. on March 14, 1934, the son of Duane Raymond and Beulah Loser Deyo. Mr. Deyo worked as a supervisor for the Blakely Corp. for 38 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Canaan Community Church...
Mildred Annette Byers (04/20/10)
Mildred Annette Byers, 73, of Bainbridge, died Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born July 19, 1936 in Leona, Kan., she was the daughter of Sterling and Crystal Mae Brightwell Lambert. Mildred was an U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Moose Lodge. She married Nicky N. Byers on December 2, 1955 in Norfolk, Va., and he passed away in December 2009...
Stanley Lee Calvert (04/20/10)
Stanley Lee Calvert, 74, of Rockville, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 in St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He retired in 1973 as a Major with the U.S. Army. He was born July 16, 1935 in Russell Township in Putnam County to the late Walter Earl Calvert and Helen Catherine Unger Calvert...
Pamela A. 'Pam' Hart (04/15/10)
Pamela A. "Pam" Hart, 47, died Monday, April 12, 2010 in Reelsville. Born June 7, 1962 in Indiana, she was the daughter of William and Juanita McCarty Abel. She worked as a waitress and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. Survivors include her daughter Jennifer Green and husband Charles of Greencastle; son John Hart of Greencastle; father William Abel of Georgia; three sisters Janice Scott of Georgia, Barbetta Amonette and Cindy Carter, both of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren Caleb William Green and Haley Hart.. ...
Gladys R. White (04/15/10)
Gladys R. White, 79, Poland, passed away on April 13, 2010 at the Bloomington Hospital. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Gallatin, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Herman and Winnie Stephen Rittenberry. She married James Elton White Sr. on Dec. 23, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2005...
Edna P. Dickson (04/12/10)
Edna P. O'Hair Dickson, 96, of Greencastle died Monday, April 12, 2010 at Asbury Towers. Edna was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Putnam County, the daughter of Bascom and Stella McBride O'Hair. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and retired from the A & P Grocery after 19 years. She also retired from the ATO Fraternity at DePauw University where she was a cook...
Joan Hutcheson Jackson (04/12/10)
Joan Hutcheson Jackson, 82, beloved mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother died in her sleep Saturday, April 3, 2010. Born the second daughter of Celia Marie Boling Hutcheson and Kenneth W. Hutcheson in Greencastle on Oct. 22, 1927, she was the loving sister of Rosalie (Feld), Marilyn (York) and Jack, who all preceded her in death. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1945 and was active in helping organize her class reunions until a few years ago. Her friends knew her as "Jo."...
Evelyn Morris Voege (04/10/10)
Evelyn Morris Voege, 81, Huntley, Ill., and formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010. She was born July 10, 1928 in Scottsville, Ky., the daughter of James H. and Toy Morris. After school, Mrs. Voege moved to Indianapolis and married Norman Voege on May 17, 1952. She and Norman moved to Greencastle and then to Wheaton, Ill. to raise her children. After retirement, Evelyn and Norman became snowbirds in Brownsville, Texas...
Alberta Joyce Barnette (04/08/10)
Alberta "Bertie" Joyce Barnette, 70, of Brazil died Thursday, April 6, 2010 following a battle with cancer. She was born December 30, 1939, in Greencastle to William Earl and Mary Elizabeth Stuchman Bemis. She graduated from Greencastle High School with the class of 1958. ...
Judith Ann Bigham (04/08/10)
Judith Ann Bigham, 62, of Jamestown died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Virginia Wheeler Holmes. She married Stephen P. Bigham on July 8, 1966. He survives. Mrs. ...
Elmer Lee Burnett (04/08/10)
Elmer Lee Burnett, 71, of Fillmore died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in his home. Born April 23, 1938 in Kentucky, he was the son of Delbert and Bertha Campbell Burnett. He married Louella B. Finchum on June 20, 1958 in Roachdale. Mr. Burnett worked construction for many years...
Jonathan Ray Herrick (04/07/10)
Jonathan Ray Herrick, 53, of Cloverdale died Friday, April 2, 2010 at his residence. Born April 19, 1956, he was the son of Alfred Andrew Herrick and Shirley Joan Herrick. He married Julie Marcean Strother on Jan. 1, 1988, and she survives. He was a graduate of Rockville High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech College...
David Allen Proctor (04/07/10)
David Allen Proctor, 61, of Putnam County died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at his residence after a more than two-year battle with cancer. David was born Nov. 4, 1948 to Leo L. and Wilma D. Poynter Proctor. David graduated from Greencastle High School and Indiana State University. ...
Marisa LeeAnn Sanchez (04/07/10)
Marisa LeeAnn Sanchez, 19, of Connersville died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 in Kings Point, N.Y. Born Sept. 16, 1990 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Jeffery McClane of Noblesville and Lisa Robinson Sanchez of Connersville. She is a 2009 graduate of Connersville High School and was currently a midshipman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y...
Ona Ellen Adamson Thomas (04/07/10)
Ona Ellen Adamson Thomas, 92, lifelong resident of Parke County and recently of Brazil, died at Cloverleaf Healthcare on Monday, April 5, 2010 following a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1917 in Parke County, the daughter of Howard Randall and Bertha Carmichael Adamson. ...
Jim H. 'Smitty' Smith (04/04/10)
Jim H. "Smitty" Smith, 76, of Greencastle died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born May 31, 1933 in Bainbridge, the son of Roy D. and Bernice Jones Smith-Rady, he was a 1951 graduate of the Greencastle High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On March 1, 1954 he married Marie Thompson and she survives. The couple recently observed their 56th wedding anniversary...
Ted Katula (04/02/10)
Friends, former students and colleagues of Ted Katula are invited to remember the "Katman" April 24, when a celebration of his life will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Meharry Hall of historic East College and will be followed by a reception in the galleria of Walden Inn...
Mary E. Brock (04/02/10)
Mary E. Brock, 84, Muskegon, Mich., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, with her daughter Gloria by her side. She was born Dec. 4, 1925 in Sandy Bottom, N.C. to Johnny and Susan Stroud White. Mrs. Brock worked for a dress shop in Kinston, N.C. She later moved to Muskegon, where she worked several years at the A & P Grocery Store. After her marriage to Marvin Brock, they moved back to North Carolina and settled in Albertson, where she took a job at a local grocery store...
Jerrlynn A. Colvin (04/02/10)
Jerrlynn A Colvin, 66, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in Hendricks Regional Health. She was born Nov. 1, 1943 in Oakland, Ill., the daughter of the late Howard Hollingsworth. Her mother Linda Walsch Gallatin of Indianapolis survives. She married John Colvin on June 15, 1961, and he survives...
Shirley A. Brown (04/01/10)
Shirley A. Brown, 66, of Bainbridge died at her residence on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. She was born on Feb. 1, 1944 in Indianapolis to Albert E. and Doris May Barr Johnston. She married William G. Brown on June 4, 1966 in Indianapolis, and he preceded her in death...