Obituaries from February 2011
Clarence E. Cummins
Clarence E. Cummins, 94, Eminence, passed away on Feb. 28, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on April 20, 1916 in Rockcastle County, Ky. and was the son of the late Joe and Dora Belle (Stepp) Cummins. He was married to Lena (Fisher) Cummins on Jan. 20, 1934 and she preceded him in death on March 14, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Betty Ann (Sloan) Cummins on Sept. 21, 2007...
Owen R. Brewer
Owen Ray Brewer, 88, Avon, passed away Feb. 25, 2011. He was born July 6, 1922 in Danville, Ky., the son of David Ray and Louella Conder Brewer. Mr. Brewer served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War Two. He was a teller and messenger for Indiana National Bank and Bank One for 45 years. He also worked at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 57 years. He was a member of Avon Heights Church of Christ and was a member of the Mooresville Senior Bowling League at Western Bowl...
Jeffrey M. Osborn
Jeffrey M. Osborn, 55, Fillmore, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Jeff was the pastor of the Church of God, Terre Haute, as well as the president of the Fillmore Town Council. He is survived by his wife Joan; two children, Teri and Jacob, both of Connecticut; parents James and Sarah Osborn of Fillmore; and two siblings, Jennifer Swenson of Avon and Greg Osborn of Sheridan, as well as their families...
Richard A. "Dick" Duncan
Richard A. "Dick" Duncan, 68, of Greencastle passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. He was born on July 4, 1942 in Putnam County to Asa E. Duncan and Bonita Ruth Swartz Duncan. He attended Bainbridge schools, and was active in their alumni association. Dick graduated from Greencastle High School. He was a member of Fillmore Christian Church and was previously active in O.S.E., Masons and Shrine...
Arthur R. Mangus
Arthur R. Mangus, 83, of Paoli and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. He was born on Aug. 21, 1927 in Putnam County to Hugh Mangus and Minnie Garret Mangus. Mr. Mangus retired from Cash Concrete with 26 years of service. On Aug. ...
Charles D. "Charlie" Vansickle
Charles D. "Charlie" Vansickle, 60 of Bainbridge and formerly of Indianapolis passed away on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. He was born on April 9, 1950 in Thorntown to Marvin Vansickle and Dee Truax Vansickle. Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army, and had been employed at Uniroyal in Indianapolis; Lobdell -- Oxford in Greencastle; I.A.C., formerly Lear in Greencastle and Great Dane in Brazil...
Margaret R. Rolls
Margaret R. Rolls, 91 of Franklin and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. She was born on Nov. 22, 1919 in Putnam County to Davis Umberto and Freda Hanneman Umberto. Mrs. Rolls had been employed at the P.R. Mallory Company and Marsh Supermarkets...
Margaret R. Rolls
Margaret R. Rolls, 91, Franklin; and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Trout officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Dennis L. Shepard, 57, Roachdale, passed away on Feb. 25, 2011. He was born on April 26, 1953 in Ohio to Gene and Ruth Shepard. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1978. His experience in the Navy started his career in truck driving. ...
James Brandon Barnett
James Brandon Barnett, 32, Fillmore, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 following a tragic accident. He was born in Indianapolis Aug. 19, 1978 the son of Daniel Hayes and Betty (Barnett) Metz. Brandon graduated from South Putnam High School with the class of 1998 and attended Automotive Technology classes at IUPUI. Brandon had been working for Dixie Chopper until his recent lay-off...
Patricia Kay Masten
Patricia Kay "Patty" Masten, 64, Gaston; and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Patty was born on Feb. 22, 1947 in Indianapolis to John L. Masten and Thelma L. Lawson Masten. Surviving are her brothers, Rendyl Masten and David Masten both of Greencastle; one uncle, Bob Lawson of Crawfordsville; and one aunt, Lucille Franklin of Indianapolis...
Gregg E. Hill
Mr. Gregg E. Hill, 59, Greenwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Francis Healthcare and Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 22, 1951 in Greencastle. He was employed for 15 years by R.N.D.C. of Indiana as an I.T. support professional. He is survived by his parents, Ernest Hill and Hazel (Elliott) Hill of Greencastle; his wife, Jane (Pydlek) Hill, whom he married on Dec. 20, 1991; son, Collin Hill; a stepson, Matthew Stanford; and eight grandchildren...
Marian M. Sefton
Marian M. (Jones) Sefton, 100, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. She was the wife of the late Noel V. Dear, mother of Margaret A. Hooley (Richard), William J. (Frances) and the late Paul H. She was the grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of six, and sister of John D. Jones, Jr. (the late Irja)...
Dina Lee Perrigo
Dina Lee Perrigo, 76, Cloverdale, passed away on Feb. 24, 2011 at The Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on Sept. 12, 1934 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of Frank and Leoma "Lee" (Munson) Rairdon. She was a bank teller and a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God, Red Hat Society, Bunka Club and had been an Avon Lady for 20 years...
Ralph "Wayne" Kelly
Ralph "Wayne" Kelly, 79, of Roachdale passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. He was born on Jan. 25, 1932 in Russellville to Lawrence Kelly and Elizabeth Whitson Kelly. Mr. Kelly served his country in the U.S. Army. Wayne had been employed at Farm Bureau Co-Op in Greencastle, Bainbridge Marathon and Whitesville Elevator. He retired in 1988...
Kenneth Duane Hubbard
Kenneth Duane Hubbard, 46, Bloomington, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at The Heart Center in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 20, 1964 in Indianapolis to Kenneth N. Hubbard and Freddie L. (Brummett) Hubbard. Duane graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1983. While in high school he was a member of the wrestling, football and track and field teams. Following high school he attended Marian College and received a B.S. in radiology and business...
Berniece Erma Toney
Berniece Erma Toney, 96, Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. She was born on Oct. 28, 1914 in Putnam County, to W. Alfred Cooper and Eva L. Cooper. In 1934, she married Andrew Lee Toney who passed away in 2001. Lee and Berniece had been the caretakers for the Allison Children's Home in Greencastle from 1962 to 1972. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greencastle...
Margaret L. Johnson
Margaret L. "Maggie" Johnson, 54, Cloverdale, passed away on Feb. 21, 2011 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on July 24, 1956 in Greencastle. She was the daughter of Earl Chester and Marjorie (Snapp) Nicholson. She was employed at Putnam Plastics and was a 1974 graduate of South Putnam High School...
Julia Friend Albin Johnson
Mrs. Julia "Judy" M. Friend Albin Johnson, 85, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Dec. 4, 1925 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of John Arthur and Maude (Hamm) Friend. She married Wilmer James "Junior" Albin in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1986. She later married Dr. James B. Johnson in 1987 and he preceded her in death in 1997.
Dorothy Lucille Smith, 81, of Greencastle passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Aug. 31, 1929 in Greencastle Township of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles Ora and Maude Sarah (Gibbs) Slavens and a graduate of Greencastle High School's Class of 1947...
Bertha G. Scobee
Mrs. Bertha G. Scobee, 93, Greencastle, passed away after an extended illness Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset Healthcare. She was born Jan. 3, 1918 in Putnam County. She was the daughter of Herbert O. & Della (Turner) Terry and a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1936...
Mary K. Quinnette
Mrs. Mary K. Quinnette, 83, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health campus. She was born Sept. 28, 1927 in Roachdale, the daughter of Edgar Clay & Sarah S. (Davis) Blaydes. A graduate of Roachdale High School class of 1945, she married Ray E. Quinnette on March 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2008...
Judith A. Biggs
Judith A. Biggs 67, of Coatesville, formerly of Waveland, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born June 10, 1943 in Crawfordsville to John and Esther Moore Reynolds. She married Robert Biggs on Feb. 8, 1962 in Hawaii and he survives...
Mary K. Quinnette
Mary K. Quinnette, 83, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health campus.
Arrangements are pending at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home
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Dallas D. Ellis
Dallas D. Ellis, 81, Cloverdale, formerly of Eminence, passed away on Feb. 14, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. He was born on Feb. 25, 1929 at Hustonville, Ky. and was the son of the late Cobert and Mary Lou (Powers) Ellis. He was married to Jody (Hays) Ellis and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2003. He was co-owner of Jody's Bait and Tackle at Eminence and was a retired truck driver for RCA...
Sylvia Jane Hall
Sylvia Jane Hall, 78, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at her residence. Born May 26, 1932 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Lee Armstead and Marguerite Victoria (Ballaux) Martin and a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1950. She married Bennie Lee "Popeye" Hall on Sept. 12, 1951 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1991...
Sylvia Jane Hall, 78, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at her residence. Born May 26, 1932 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Lee Armstead and Marguerite Victoria (Ballaux) Martin and a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1950. She married Bennie Lee "Popeye" Hall on Sept. 12, 1951 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1991...
Joe K. Webb
Joe K. Webb, 79, of Bainbridge passed away Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 15, 1931 in Ollie, Ky.; he was the son of Lewis Clay and Mattie Frances Manion Webb. A 1951 graduate of Roachdale High School, he married Patricia Rose Shrout on Oct. 20, 1954 and she survives...
Raymond E.C.T. "Ray" Dickerson, 65, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. He was born on Nov. 29, 1945 in Piggott, Arkansas to Earl C.T. Dickerson and Ota Mae Book Dickerson. Ray received his bachelor's degree in high school social studies from Oakland City University and a master's degree in elementary education from Indiana University. ...
John Lloyd Stamper
Dr. John Lloyd Stamper passed away peacefully at home on his 80th birthday on Feb. 10, 2011. He was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Muncie, to Dr. Joseph Herbert Stamper and Gladys Livezey Stamper. He grew up in Middletown. Dr. Stamper received his doctor of dental surgery degree with honors from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1957. ...
Doreen M. Braden
Doreen M. Braden, 82, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. She was born on Jan. 16, 1929 in Reno, Ind. to Edward F. Rossok Jr. and V. Pearl Johnson Rossok. Mrs. Braden was a graduate of Greencastle High School and Indiana Central Business College. ...
Frank J. Ban
Frank J. Ban, 99, Danville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Mr. Ban was a machinist for PR Mallory Inc., retiring after 40 years. He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace church in Danville and an avid fly fisherman who tied his own flies. He is survived by his wife Velta L. Sutton Ban; three sons, Gerald (Maggie) Ban, John (Linda) Ban and Joe (Beth) Ban; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
Kathryn A. WIlkinson
Mrs. Kathryn A. Wilkinson, 76, of Plainfield, formerly of Terre Haute and Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at her residence. Born Aug. 11, 1934 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Maynard Alspaugh & Kathryn (Bennett) Thomas and a graduate of Greencastle High School...
Dorothy F. DiRocco
Dorothy F. DiRocco, 80, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. She was born on Jan. 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Edward Mansfield and Emily Gilliard Mansfield. Her parents and a brother, Edward Mansfield preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Robert W. ...
Anthony "Dingo" Dilcher
Anthony "Dingo" Dilcher, 19, of Cloverdale passed away at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 23, 1991 into the home of Louis W. Dilcher and Karen Kerzan-Dilcher. Anthony graduated from Cloverdale High School in 2010 where he was a member of the football team in his freshman, sophomore and junior year. He worked at McDonalds in Cloverdale...
Marcia A. Frazier
Marcia A. Frazier, 78, of Roachdale died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at Waters in Greencastle. She was born Feb. 26, 1932 at Roachdale and was the daughter of Claude and Nerva (Ellsberry) Smith. She was a Roachdale High School graduate and was a lifetime member of the Roachdale Presbyterian Church...
Mrs. Frances Mae Scobee, 89 of Greencastle passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset Healthcare. Born Aug. 12, 1921 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Frank DeVaney and Vertie (Cox) Nelson. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School's class of 1940...
Joseph M. Joyce
Joseph M. Joyce, 80, of Roachdale died at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at 4:47 p.m. He was born on Dec. 9, 1930 at Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and received a Purple Heart and letter of commendation for bravery. ...
A private family service for Harold D. "Bud" Surber will be held at the Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday.
A spring memorial service is also being planned by the family.
Anna D. Blair
Anna D. Blair, 85, Coatesville, passed away on Feb. 1, 2011 at Manor Care Prestwick, Avon. She was born on Dec. 21, 1925 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Martha (McGuire) Daniels. She was married to Donald Russell Blair on June 30, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2007...
Helen Jean Wise
Helen Jean Wise, 76, Cloverdale, went peacefully to live with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 1, 2011. She was born on Feb. 10, 1934 in Terre Haute and was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen E. (Quist) Whalen. She was a member of the Mount Hebron Christian Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute and was an accountant throughout her career, retiring in 1996...
Change to Orcutt services
The visitation and funeral service for Robert E. Orcutt Jr., 62, Cloverale, was originally schedule for Thursday and Friday, but the events have been postponed due to inclement weather. The rescheduled date and time will be announced at a later date...
Ruth Nina Stanger, 97, of Greencastle passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health campus. Born Nov. 4, 1913 in Russellville, she was the daughter of Walter Henderson and Mary Elizabeth (Blanton) Poynter and a graduate of Fillmore High School's class of 1930...