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Obituaries from July 2010

Richard Lathrop (07/31/10)
Richard Matthew Lathrop 60, of Bainbridge passed away at his residence on Friday. His parents were Vitus Matthew Clemens and Suzy Mae Clements Clemens. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a custodian at the Bainbridge Elementary School. He married Patty Sue Benge on July 15, 1973 at Greencastle and she survives...
Alberta Mae Brown Thomas (07/26/10)
Alberta Mae Brown Thomas, 81, of Greencastle has left her earthly home for her new home in heaven. Bert, or Bertie, as she was known to her friends, was born in Putnamville Nov. 16, 1928. She was the middle of five children born to Samuel Edward and Margaret Louise Mace Brown
David E. 'Brownie' Brown (07/30/10)
David E. "Brownie" Brown, 67, of Monrovia passed away July 25, 2010. He was born in Indianapolis on April 7, 1943, son of Herbert and Edna Dauby Brown. He was a 1961 graduate of Amo High School and a graduate of Indiana Barber College. He had owned Brownie's Barber Shop in Amo, was the general manager of 76 Truck Stop in Clayton for 23 years, owned the Wilbur Corner Shop for 10 years, owned Brown's Market in Coatesville for four years and had been a freight handler at FedEx for four years. ...
Daniel G. Pleake (07/30/10)
Daniel G. Pleake, 58, of Carbon passed away at Maple Ridge Care Center in Lincoln, Ill. July 28, 2010 following a battle with Guillain-Barre' Syndrome. He was born Dec. 17, 1951 in Putnam County, the son of Daniel and Eloise (McCammack) Pleake. Danny graduated from South Putnam High School in 1969. ...
Karla Whitaker-Pearson (07/24/10)
Karla M. Whitaker-Pearson, R.N., 48, Mooresville, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville, surrounded by her loving family. Karla was born in Greencastle on July 29, 1961 to Wm. D. "Bill" and Martha Fidler Fluke of Mooresville. Her parents survive...
Patricia L. Nicholson (07/26/10)
Patricia L. Nicholson, 73, of Plainfield passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at her residence. Born April 3, 1937 in Greencastle, the daughter of Chester L. and Edna M. (Sutherlin) Goodman. She was a 1955 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Charles L. Nicholson and he survives...
John J. Thomas (07/24/10)
John J. Thomas, 86, Brazil, passed away peacefully at Cloverleaf Health Care, Thursday July 22, 2010. John was born on Nov. 14, 1923, in Parke County, IN, to Joe and Hazel (Gross) Thomas. He and his siblings were raised on the family farm in rural Rockville. He attended a one room grade school, Crossroads, before graduating as valedictorian from Rockville High School in 1942. He then enrolled at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN...
Thelma R. Swope (07/22/10)
Thelma R. Swope, 74, Mooresville, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on July 13, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Cloverdale on Aug. 27, 1935 and was the daughter of the late George Wesley and Divona Parks Query. She was married to Jack E. Swope in 1953 and he survives...
Alvin J. Erpelding (07/22/10)
Alvin J. Erpelding died on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Al was born in Winona, Minn. on May 16, 1919 to Magdelena (Miller) and Edward Erpelding. Al graduated from Cotter High School in Winona and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, where he learned firefighting. ...
Sylvia Sue Hall (07/22/10)
Sylvia Sue Hall, 57, of Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 4, 1953 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Bennie Lee and Sylvia Jane (Martin) Hall. She was a 1972 graduate of Greencastle High School...
James W. Braden (07/19/10)
James W. Braden, 72, of Greencastle passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010. He was born on Oct. 30, 1937 in Putnam County to Edgar Braden and Agnes Torr Braden. He was a 1956 graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a lifelong farmer and had retired from IBM and FB Distro in Greencastle. He was a long-time member of the Greencastle Elks Lodge...
Alvin J. Erpelding (07/21/10)
Alvin J. Erpelding, 91, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home.
Ronald L. Cogswell (07/21/10)
Ronald L. Cogswell, 67, of Indianapolis passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010 in Indianapolis. He was born on Sept. 7, 1942 in Indianapolis and was the son of the late Kenneth Carl and Helen Fredena Jaynes Cogswell. He was a foreman for English Excavating and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Thelma R. Swope (07/21/10)
Thelma R. Swope, 74, Mooresville, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on July 13, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Cloverdale on Aug. 27, 1935 and was the daughter of the late George Wesley and Divona Parks Query. She was married to Jack E. Swope in 1953 and he survives...
Tina Marie Moore (07/21/10)
Tina M. Moore, 49, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Tina was born on May 16, 1961 in Putnam County to James Rusty and Edith Overshiner Shoemaker. Tina was a long time employee of Mill Creek Inn of Stilesville, where she worked as a head cook. She spent her last few years as a homemaker, friend and confidante...
Tina M. Moore (07/19/10)
Tina M. Moore, 49, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Tina was born on May 16, 1961 in Putnam County to James Rusty and Edith Overshiner Shoemaker. Tina was a long time employee of Mill Creek Inn of Stilesville, where she worked as a head cook. She spent her last few years as a homemaker, friend and confidante...
Donald L. Francke (07/19/10)
Donald L. Francke, 85, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday, July 16, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville, with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home. Burial is at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington...
Tina Marie Moore (07/19/10)
Tina Marie Moore, 49, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home. A full obituary notice will appear in Wednesday's edition of the Banner Graphic.
Harold R. Alcorn (07/19/10)
Harold Raymond Alcorn, 84, of Bainbridge passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010. An only child, he was born April 28, 1926 to the late Bert L. and Blanche (Shepherd) Alcorn. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1944. A family man, he spent his lifetime farming, never moving from the property on which he was born. He also retired from Kroger Company after more than 20 years of service...
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson (07/19/10)
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson, 72, of Reelsville, formerly of Terre Haute, died July 17, 2010 at Union Hospital. He was born the son of Kermit Nelson and Hazel Logsdon Nelson in Clark County. He graduated from Hymera High School in 1957. On Nov. 21, 1974 he married Mary Ann Monninger Nelson, and they have shared every day together. ...
Evelyn Doris McDermit (07/19/10)
Evelyn Doris McDermit, 83, of Elwood died July 15, 2010 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood after a brief illness. She was born on July 5, 1927 in Kirklin. She married Harold B. McDermit on July 5, 1947. She worked at Eli Lily for two years before getting married and was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a 1945 graduate of Kirklin High School...
Gloria Jean Adams Donaldson (07/17/10)
Gloria Jean Adams Donaldson, 69, of Danville, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2010. She was born in Fouke, Ark., on Feb. 24, 1941. She owned and operated the Cloverdale Flower Basket before moving back to Fouke. Gloria retired from Ellis Pottery as a floral designer...
Floyd Kenneth Bond (07/17/10)
Floyd Kenneth Bond, 88 of Reelsville, died at 11:42 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2010 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Reelsville, as the son of Harry and Eva Parrish Bond. Following graduation from high school he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served from 1942 until his honorable discharge Dec.18, 1945. He worked until retirement as a truck driver...
Leon O. Huber (07/14/10)
Leon O. Huber, 90, of Plainfield passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Plainfield Healthcare Center. He was born on April 8, 1920 in Owen County to Frank O. and Nellie Mae Graves Huber. He married Lucille F. Chiles, and she survives. He was a welder for 30 years for Premier Manufacturing and retired from IUPUI Facilities Department. Leon was a World War II U.S. Army veteran...
Karen S. Benge (07/14/10)
Karen S. Benge, 55, of Rockville died Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Methodist Hospital. She was born April 24, 1955 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Huston and Betty J. Finchum Spear. Surviving are her mother Betty Spear; son Donald Benge; sisters Bonnie (Mike) Robbins of Indianapolis, Janet (Jack) Clemens of Crawfordsville, Rita Wooldridge of Plainfield, Kathy Smith of Crawfordsville, Shiela (Larry) McNulty of Roachdale and Julie Griffith of Texas; and brothers Huston R. ...
Della Rickey Marie Parker (07/12/10)
Della Rickey Marie Parker, 90, of Ladoga died Sunday, July 11, 2010 Lane House in Crawfordsville. She was born Sept. 7, 1919 to Charles & Gertie Miller Parker in Tate, Tenn. She married George Cunningham on June 1, 1946. He is deceased. She was a member of Roachdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary and North Salem Christian Church and attended North Salem Schools. She was a waitress and bar tender at several restaurants and was employed at Crestline Window Company at Ladoga...
Shirley M. Mullins (07/12/10)
Shirley M. Mullins, 57, of Poland passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010 at her residence. She was born on Feb. 10, 1953 in Marion County and was the daughter of the late Smith Thomas and JennieVee Grubb Carr. She was married to Reggie Mullins on September 12, 1969, and he survives. She was employed in customer service for Kroger in Greencastle and was a member of The New Beginning Church in Plainfield...
Shelley R. Howard (07/09/10)
Shelley R. Howard, 37, of Cloverdale passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Putnam County Hospital. She was born on July 28, 1972 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of Thomas L. and Judith A. Jeffras Miller. She married Aaron D. Howard on Feb. 20, 1993, and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the New Providence Baptist Church and the Cloverdale Youth League...
Diana Jean Wand (07/09/10)
Diana Jean Wand, 68, of Bainbridge passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1943 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Nancy and George Tewell. She married Robert Wand on July 20, 1968 in Indianapolis, and he survives...
Irma Beatrice Hess (07/09/10)
Irma Beatrice Hess, 87, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Barren County Health Care Center in Glasgow, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Alvie Gentry and Bessie Cook Gentry. She is survived by one son, Calvin C. Hess and wife his wife Naomi of Bedford, Va.; one daughter, Barbara Ross and husband James of Glasgow, Ky.; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hess; six grandchildren, Jack Hess Jr., Mike Sanders, Tammy Cross, Kelley Woosley, Ron Hess and Chris Hess; and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Marjorie J. Buser (07/09/10)
Marjorie J. Buser, 84, of Crawfordsville passed away at Parkwood Health Care at Lebanon on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. She was born on July 2, 1926 in Ladoga to Lee and Florence Ewbank Wilson. She graduated from Roachdale High School in 1944. She worked at Wilson Brother's Greenhouse in Raccoon and retired from RR Donnelley's in Crawfordsville after 25 years. ...
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald (07/08/10)
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald, 68, of Brazil died on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. At the time of death, she was surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 29, 1941 in Greencastle. She was raised as the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Kaelber. She graduated from Heltonville High School with the class of 1960. She married Stanley A. Hughes on Nov. 6, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2005...
Lucille McWilliams Rigney (07/08/10)
Lucille McWilliams Rigney, 80, of Reelsville passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. She was born on March 2, 1930 in Versailles, Ky. to Virgil McWilliams and Julia Wethington McWilliams. Mrs. Rigney was a member of First Assembly of God (The StoreHouse) and was known by many in the community for her vegetables at the Farmer's Market. In addition to gardening, she loved to sew and crochet...
Florence Ware Arnold (07/07/10)
Florence Ware Arnold, 86, of Greencastle and formerly of Mooresville, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. She was born on June 15, 1924 in Morgan County to Benjamin and Lizzy Marie Ware. Surviving are her children Ben Arnold and wife Barb of Cloverdale, Bill Arnold and wife Patsy of Gosport and Glenna Stapert of Greencastle; a brother, Bill Ware and wife Norma of Plainfield; five grandchildren, Brad Stidd and Dawn Buis of Greencastle, Sherry Green, Cindy Arnold and Greg Arnold; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
James C. 'Chris' York (07/06/10)
James C. "Chris" York, 33, of Greencastle passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010. He was born in Van Wert, Ohio on Oct. 18, 1976. He worked for Kenny Friend of Fillmore as a concrete finisher. He was a "very loving father." Survivors include his wife Amber Daniels-Call York; children Christian James York, Andrew Tyler Hubert York and Destine Call, all at home; father James York and wife Karon of Greencastle; mother Joyce Lynch and husband Larry of Van Wert; grandmother Mary Meeks of Convoy, Ohio; brothers and sisters Lynn Whitaker of Van Wert, Dawn Neese of Greencastle, Bob Buis of Greencastle and Diane Kendall of Greencastle; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Rick and Kay Call of Roachdale.. ...
Gail Randall (07/06/10)
On the 4th of July, GiGi came down from heaven to retrieve her beloved daughter Gail Randall, 72, Mooresville. She was born on April 28, 1938 in Hartford, Conn. to Lyle and Albertine Marcotte Holmes. She married David Randall on Sept. 13, 1980. Gail was a trust officer for Bank One Indianapolis for 26 years, retiring in 2003. Gail celebrated 27 years of sobriety with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous; she enjoyed working in her flower garden at home and also enjoyed making crafts...
Charles R. Carman (07/06/10)
Charles R. Carman, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010. He was born in Putnam County on March 22, 1932 to William B. Carman and Amanda Stroup Carman. Mr. Carman served his country in the US Army. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Terre Haute Teamsters No. 144 and had been employed at Cash Concrete for 35 years and driven part-time for Schwerman's Trucking. Charlie had been a Fillmore Little League coach...
Maralynn Rosa (07/06/10)
Maralynn Rosa, 91, of Knightsville passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care on Sunday, July 4, 2010 following an extended illness. She was born December 13, 1918 in Frankfort, the daughter of Russell C. and Brenetta Jane Northway Stoms. Maralynn graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1936. She later graduated from Smart Appearance Beauty College. Before starting her family, Maralynn owned a beauty shop for several years. She married Joseph R. Rosa October 28, 1945...
Vera J. Osborne (07/02/10)
A memorial service will be held for Vera J. Osborne at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Forest Hill Cemetery. She was a lifetime resident of Greencastle and spent her last eight years living in Florida.
Mark K. Walton (07/02/10)
Mark K Walton, 48, North Salem, died Thursday, July 1, 2010. He was born Aug. 9, 1961 in Indianapolis, son of Verne Clay Walton, Jr. and Vera Keal Walton. He married Kathy Wray on June 20, 1987. She survives. He was a member of North Salem United Methodist Church and the NRA...
Roland Glen Cushman (07/02/10)
Roland Glen Cushman, 86, of Russellville passed away at Williamsburg Health Care on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. He was born on May 8, 1924 to Forrest J. and Clara Segers Cushman at Creole Springs, Ill. He graduated in 1942 from Veedersburg High School. He was a member of the Russellville Community Church and Russellville American Legion and Booster Club. He owned and operated Standard Oil and R & M Oil in Russellville. He served in the US Army Air Force...
Frances Tuttle Asher (07/01/10)
Frances Tuttle Asher, 82, of Roachdale passed away at her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. She was born on Oct. 20, 1927 in Greencastle to William Henry and Flora Marie Jent Tuttle. She was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church. She was a housewife and mother...