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Obituaries from April 2011

Sue Ellen Zaring Swafford (04/28/11)
Mrs. Sue Ellen Zaring Swafford, 62, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 9, 1948 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Arthur L. and Wanetta Elizabeth (Walker) Zaring and 1967 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Richard Allan Swafford on December 23, 2002 and he survives...
Robert 'Bob' Keith Huber Sr. (04/28/11)
Robert "Bob" Keith Huber, Sr., 84, Fillmore, passed away on April 28, 2011 at The Waters at Greencastle. He was born on Sept. 15, 1926 at Greencastle and was the son of the late William L. and Inez F. (Smith) Huber. He was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church where he served as Trustee and was baptized in 1937 at the Greencastle Baptist Church. ...
Lou Plessinger Ryan (04/27/11)
Lou Ryan, 53, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away April 18, 2011 at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1957 in Greencastle, Indiana. Lou was a 1975 graduate of South Putman High School. She graduated in 2005 from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo., with a BS in nursing...
O. Brice Ellett (04/26/11)
O. Brice Ellett, 85, Coatesville, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011. He was born in Putnam County on Oct. 13, 1925, the son of John Ellett Sr. and Ethel Buis Ellett. He was a lifelong farmer. Survivors include wife Elsie G. Robinson Ellett; son James B. (Lynn) Ellett of Coatesville; daughters Rebecca "Becky" (Steve) Wingler of Coatesville and Beverly (Marshall) Hurst of Danville; son-in-law Greg Nauert; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren...
Robert L. Ross (04/26/11)
Robert L. Ross, 71, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 15, 1939 in Fillmore to Walter Ross and Lena (Hedge) Ross. He pastored for a total of 41 years. He was a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church where he pastored for 31 of those years. He had worked for Anaconda in Terre Haute for 16 years prior to full-time pastoring. He also enjoyed woodworking in his free time...
Paul Curtis "Lurch" Targett (04/25/11)
Paul Curtis "Lurch" Targett of Staunton began a new journey at age 75 on Friday, March 22, 2010. Paul succumbed to complications related to a lengthy battle of pneumonia with wife of 48 years, Barbara and family by his side. Paul spent most of his life working to provide for his family, designing, building and redesigning only to retire and do it for himself, reengineering products that he felt could've been made better. ...
Justin Wayne Hulse (04/26/11)
Justin Wayne Hulse, 21, Greencastle, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was born on March 30, 1990 in Jacksonville, Florida to Clifford W. Hulse and Geraldine S. Hamlin. Justin had attended North Putnam High School and was an avid video game player...
Melvin Ray Barnett (04/26/11)
Melvin Ray Barnett, 77, Putnamville, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born on October 16, 1933 to Levi W. Barnett and Grace E. Frazier Barnett. Melvin served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School and retired from Perfection Paint and Color after 43 years of service...
Joyce A. Paris (04/26/11)
Ms. Joyce A. Paris, 55, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born July 8, 1955 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles and Patricia (Nelson) Carman. She was a 1973 graduate of South Putnam High School...
Neal B. Wallen (04/22/11)
Neal B. Wallen, 64, Fillmore, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 20, 1947 in Putnam County, the son of the late Eunice Wallen and Amanda Stanger. During his life, he was employed at Kenworth of Indianapolis, Buick of Plainfield and International of Indianapolis as an auto body man. Neal loved nature and spent a lot of his free time working on his farm...
Chester M. Ludlow (04/21/11)
Chester M. Ludlow, 92, Plainfield, formerly of Fillmore, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Hendricks County to the late Blanch and Lorena Ludlow. Chester was a World War II Army veteran. He retired as an inspector for Bryant Heating and A/C. His memberships include Stilesville Christian Church, Greencastle American Legion and VFW...
Ronald Scot Taylor (04/20/11)
Ronald Scot Taylor, 48, of North Salem, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at his residence. He was born Feb. 5, 1963 in Crawfordsville, son of Ronald S. and Carolyn S. Robinson Taylor. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in North Salem. Surviving are sons Brandon Taylor and Todd Taylor; sister, Tracy (Randy) Mitchell; brother, Alan W. Taylor; grandparents Walter and Jean Taylor and grandchild Caleb Taylor...
Rannah E. Franks (04/19/11)
Rannah E. Franks, 51, Plainfield, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on April 28, 1959 in Greencastle to Jackie Leonard and Carolyn Kelley Leonard. Rannah was a 1977 graduate of Greencastle High School. Surviving are her husband of 26 years, Thomas M. ...
Dorothy M. Overshiner Ault (04/19/11)
Dorothy M. Overshiner Ault, 91, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011. She was born on May 26, 1919 in Bloomington, Ill. to James Poynter and Ada Ashby Poynter. Mrs. Ault was a 1938 graduate of Belle Union High School and retired from DePauw University with 30 years of service in the housekeeping department, and had been employed at the senior center in Greencastle...
Frances M. Runyan (04/17/11)
Mrs. Frances M. Runyan, 92, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Feb. 20, 1919 in Madison Township of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Rex and Belle (Skelton) Hathaway and a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1937. She married Ralph Runyan on May 16, 1942 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1976...
Dorothy A. York (04/17/11)
Mrs. Dorothy A. York, 80, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born June 26, 1930 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Frank Albert and Ida Elizabeth (Nelson) Dreyer. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1948 and the Central Business College of Indianapolis. She married John York on June 9, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1997...
Mary Eileen Young (04/15/11)
Mary Eileen (Boots) Young, 94, Crawfordsville, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 14, 2011. She was born March 18, 1917 in Putnam County and was raised in Greencastle, by Grover and Mary May (Hunt) Boots. She married John S. Young on August 1, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1996...
Ronald M. Workman (04/14/11)
Ronald M. Workman, 44, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Oct. 2, 1966 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Donald Workman and Evelyn (Mendenhall) Workman Golder. Survivors include his children, Bryant Workman, Sarah Workman, Samantha Workman, Tyler Workman, all of Indianapolis, and Heavenly Workman of Whiteland; his mother, Evelyn (Wayne) Golder of Greencastle; sisters Thea (Glenn) Sanders, Dorothy (Mark) Austin and Misty (Timmy) Scruggs, all of Greencastle; a brother, Donald (Doreen) Workman of Greencastle; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Freddie D. Cline (04/13/11)
Freddie D. Cline, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Methodist Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Ohio to Clarence and Betty Ring Cline. A veteran of the Navy, he had been a civil service employee in Logistics for 25 years before retiring in 2003...
Gary L. Biddle (04/13/11)
Gary L. Biddle, 66, Greencastle, passed away on April 11, 2011 at St. Vincent Seaton Speciality Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on Dec. 28, 1944 in Crawfordsville and was the son of the late Thurman "Peck" and Esther (Mettee) Biddle. He married Darlene Cline Biddle on June 20, 1970 and she survives...
Patricia Myers Gathers (04/13/11)
Patricia Myers Gathers, 72, McKean, Pa., died Friday, April 8, 2011 at her home. She was born in Indianapolis on April 5, 1939, the daughter of the late Paul and Iris Hinshaw Myers. Patricia received her early musical training from Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music in Indianapolis. ...
Michael L. Rief (04/13/11)
Michael L. Rief, 46, Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 23, 1964 in Greencastle, he was the son of Walter and Judith (Cash) Rief and a 1982 graduate of South Putnam High School. He married Mary Sue (Stranger) Rief on August 16, 1997 and she survives...
Brandon Roy King (04/13/11)
Brandon Roy King, 17, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011. He was born on Jan. 27, 1994 in Indianapolis to Russell W. King, Jr. and Tammy L. Hood King. Brandon was an avid Colts fan. He loved to fish, listen to music, interact with his friends on Facebook and work on his '85 Ford Truck with his dad...
Gregory Dwight Ling (04/13/11)
Gregory Dwight Ling, 58, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011 at his home in Stevensville, Mont. of natural causes. He was born Feb. 19, 1953 in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. to Dwight and Phyllis (Cooper) Ling. Greg was a member of the Greencastle High School Class of 1971, earned a bachelor of arts degree at Rollins College in Orlando, Fla. and a masters degree at the University of Massachusettes...
Martha Jo McGaughey (04/13/11)
Martha Jo McGaughey, 81, of Russellville died Monday, April 11, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Health at Danville. She was born Feb. 19, 1930 to Lawrence and Hazel Adamson Dukes in Crawfordsville. She married Edgar McGaughey on Nov. 26, 1950 at Crawfordsville and he died in 1995...
Maude Irene Patterson (04/10/11)
Maude Irene Patterson, 83, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on April 8, 2011 at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She was born on Dec. 20, 1927 in Allen County, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Lemuel L. and Louisa Jane (Stenson) Holly...
Michael L. Rief (04/11/11)
Michael L. Rief, 46, Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 23, 1964 in Greencastle, he was the son of Walter and Judith (Cash) Rief and a 1982 graduate of South Putnam High School. He married Mary Sue (Stranger) Rief on August 16, 1997 and she survives...
Patricia Myers Gathers (04/11/11)
Patricia Myers Gathers, 72, McKean, Pa., died Friday, April 8, 2011 at her home. She was born in Indianapolis on April 5, 1939, the daughter of the late Paul and Iris Hinshaw Myers. Patricia received her early musical training from Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music in Indianapolis. ...
Michael Rief (04/10/11)
Michael Rief , 46, Crawfordsville passed away on Friday April 8, 2011. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with visitation Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A full obituary notice will appear in the Wednesday edition of the Banner Graphic...
Blanche M. Johnston (04/10/11)
Blanche M. Johnston, 85, Greencastle passed away on Sunday April 10, 2011. She was born on March 25, 1926 to Charles Surber and Irene Bindhammer Surber. Mrs. Johnston was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose, Rebekah Lodge and the Red Hat Society...
Ella R. Oney (04/10/11)
Ella R. Oney, 87, Indianapolis, formerly Putnam County passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Mrs. Oney was born on Nov. 8, 1923 in Wooton, Ky. to Harrison Wooton and Emily Melton Wooton. She married Robert E. Oney on Sep. 12, 1942 in Combs, Ky. and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1977...
Georgia Maybelle Rice (04/10/11)
Georgia Maybelle Rice, 97, Greencastle passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011. Georgia, better known as Maybelle, was born on Aug. 15, 1913 in Parke County, one of nine children of Albert and Rose Ann Lancaster Thompson. Maybelle attended Putnamville High School and had been employed at G.C. Murphy and Castle Craft Jewelry in Greencastle. She was a longtime devoted member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle where she taught Sunday School for over 25 years...
Ralph W. Journell (04/10/11)
Ralph W. Journell, 73, of Greencastle passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1938 in Bellefontaine, Ohio to Ralph and Audrey Journell. Ralph served his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Putnam Plastics in Cloverdale. Ralph was a member of the Chapter A & R Motorcycle Clubs...
Sharon Ann Bowles (04/06/11)
Mrs. Sharon Ann Bowles, 74, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1936 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of George and Vera (Beswick) Martin. Sharon was employed as postmaster relief at Putnamville Post Office for 16 years. Sharon was a member of the Big Red One Society, the Women's Auxiliary of the National American Legion and served as secretary with the Indiana Country Music Association where she was an accomplished singer...
Mary Louise McKamey (04/06/11)
Mrs. Mary Louise McKamey, 97, Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Asbury Towers Healthcare Center. Born Oct. 8, 1913 in Putnam County, the daughter of Otho and Nancy Mae (Terhune) Chadd and the adoptive daughter of Alva and Pearl (Grimes) Chadd. Mary Louise was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1932...
Peggy L. Girton (04/04/11)
Peggy L. Girton, 79, Fillmore, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Millpond Health Campus. She was born in Greencastle on Nov. 26, 1931 to Cleo and Thelma (Chadwick) Arnold. She was a 1949 graduate of Fillmore High School. She married Richard Girton on Dec. 20, 1950 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2001...
Jeaneta Jeanne Jones (04/03/11)
Jeaneta Jeanne Jones, 84, Manassas Park, Va., formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on April 1, 2011 at her residence. She was born on August 9, 1926 in Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Charles Ray and Mary Eulalia (Hutcheson) Harper. She was married to Raymond C. Jones, on Aug. 9, 1944 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Greencastle and the Busy Bee Club...
Thelma Kay Keyt (04/03/11)
Thelma Kay Keyt, 68, Bainbridge passed away Saturday, April 2, at Mill Pond Health Center in Greencastle. She was born Jan. 6, 1943 in Bainbridge to Maurice Gibbs and Delores "Nancy" Gibbs Berry. She attended Bainbridge High School. She retired in 2009 from Lithonia Lighting in Crawfordsville. She also worked at P.R. Mallory's in Greencastle. She was a member of the Bainbridge Christian Church...
Sharon L. Lord (04/03/11)
Sharon L. Lord, 64, Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011. She was born on Dec. 3, 1946. She had worked as an insurance adjustor. She is survived by several friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister...