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Obituaries from May 2011

Irene Tzouanakis Brant (05/31/11)
Irene (Tzouanakis) Brant was born and raised in Greencastle, the daughter of a Greek immigrant. She married World War II veteran and golf pro Larry Brant, had five children, and moved to Cincinnati. Irene died in her home in Cincinnati at age 85, with family members by her side...
Ilene Brant (05/30/11)
Ilene Brant, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011. Arrangements are pending at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Ann Eleanor McCammack (05/30/11)
Mrs. Ann Eleanor McCammack, 85, of Cloverdale, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 9, 1926 in Tunkhannock, Pa., she was the daughter of Michael Joseph and Domicella Cefunas. She married Raymond Keith McCammack on Aug. 7, 1948 and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1966...
Edwin Guy Cloncs (05/30/11)
Edwin Guy Cloncs 78, of Roachdale, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1932 to Sanford and Vera E. Drake Cloncs in Roachdale. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1950. He served in the Indiana National Guard. ...
Lewis Augustus Saucerman (05/30/11)
Lewis Augustus Saucerman, 78, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at his residence following a battle with lung cancer. He was born in Sullivan County on Oct. 22, 1932 the son of Kressie Ray and Eva Pink Thrasher Saucerman. He worked for the Allison Division of GM for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the US Army...
Irma 'Rean' Lorean Thomas (05/28/11)
Irma "Rean" Lorean Thomas, 94, of Bradenton, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Asbury Towers in Greencastle on Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was born in Brazil on March 13, 1917 the daughter of Richard Abel Stallcop and Nellie Rose (Spurr) Stallcop -- Moxin...
Franklin "Lee" Price (05/27/11)
Franklin "Lee" Price, 66, Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Nov. 4, 1944 to Dolphus B. and Elsie M. Bumgardner Price in Detroit. He worked as a handyman and did maintenance work. He was a member of the Roachdale V.F.W. and the Pentecostal Church. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War...
Barbara Jean Bitzer (05/26/11)
Barbara Jean (Reed) Bitzer, 79, Evansville, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1931 in Greencastle to Orville and Edith (Wilson) Reed. She was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle High School. Barbara was a longtime and active member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She had worked for more than 12 years as a preschool teacher at the Trinity Weekday Center. She enjoyed her Monday night bridge club, reading and working with the church...
Jerry G. Sheldon (05/26/11)
Jerry G. Sheldon, 73, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. He was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Putnam County to Herschel Sheldon and Mary Ann Sutherlin Sheldon. Mr. Sheldon retired from IBM. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Terry Sheldon...
Louise Fern Thomas (05/26/11)
Shirley Jean Wilson (05/25/11)
Shirley Jean Wilson, 68, Greencastle, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 23, 2011. She was born on Feb. 28, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph Julius and Wanda Maxine (Martin) Fausey. On Oct. 7, 1971 she married her love Ronald Lee Wilson in Greenwood...
J. Edward Myers (05/25/11)
Mr. J. Edward Myers, 90, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Avon Healthcare. Born November 13, 1920 in Huntington County, he was the son of Irvin R. & Almeda (Ziegler) Myers. He was a 1938 graduate of South Whitley High School and a 1942 Manchester College graduate. He married Hazel L. (Allen) Myers in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14, 1945 and she preceded him in death on March 29, 2003...
Shirley Jean Wilson (05/24/11)
Shirley Jean Wilson, 68, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 23, 2011. Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, has been entrusted with arrangements which are pending at this time.
Jerry L. Montgomery (05/24/11)
Mr. Jerry L. Montgomery, 69, of Bicknell, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. Born June 30, 1941 in West Terre Haute, he was the son of Lloyd L. and Opha Waneda (Chesshir) Montgomery and was a graduate of West Terre Haute Concannon High School class of 1959. He married Sandra A. (Young) Montgomery on July 7, 1962 and she survives...
J. Frank Durham (05/23/11)
Attorney, author and aviator J. Frank Durham, 95, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at home, following a short illness. Born Oct. 3, 1915 in Greencastle to Andrew E. and Aura Sawyer Durham, he practiced probate law for the better part of 70 years. At age 15, Durham attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire on a scholarship. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1933, DePauw University in 1937 and Indiana University Law School in 1941...
John "Bill" William McKeehan (05/23/11)
John "Bill" William McKeehan, 61, Jackson Township, Parke County, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 24, 1949 in Indianapolis, the son of John M. McKeehan and Agnes Seay McKeehan. He graduated from Indianapolis Public Schools...
Donna L. Pritchard (05/23/11)
Donna L. Pritchard, 70, of Coatesville passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was born June 29, 1940 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Guy and Mary Hall Berlin. Donna was employed by Herff Jones for 15 years and was a member of Canaan Community Church...
Ila L. 'Bunny' Hammond (05/22/11)
Ila L. "Bunny" Hammond, 72, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was born on Jan. 5, 1939 in Millington, Ill. to Charles W. McPherson and Zena Hackler McPherson. Mrs. Hammond had been employed at Branagin Oil Company as the office manager, and served as the house mother at Pi Beta Phi for 10 years...
Abraham L. Lewis (05/22/11)
Abraham L. Lewis, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011. He was born on March 29, 1933, in Greencastle to Louisa Ellen Chunn Lewis and Jonathan Orlando Lewis. Mr. Lewis served his country in the U.S. Army as a cook. He retired from General Motors after 31 years of service as a welder...
Dorothy J. Branneman (05/22/11)
Dorothy J. Branneman, 92, Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born on July 24, 1918 at Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Theodore Cortie and Olive Nettie (O'Neal) Harcourt...
Wilma M. Holt (05/22/11)
Wilma M. Holt, 81, Brazil, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. at Union Hospital. She was born March 16, 1930 in Clay County the daughter of John Bemis and Ollie Lanham Bemis. In 1945, she married William Donald Holt. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1990...
Patricia Ann 'Patty' Michael (05/22/11)
Patricia Ann "Patty" Michael, 55, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was born on Feb. 13, 1956 in Greencastle to Charles Edward Michael and Mary Ann Guthrie Michael. Patty was a 1974 graduate of South Putnam High School and attended Bob Jones University. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Indianapolis and had been employed at Barrett and Stokely in Indianapolis, at Meijer as a cake decorator and at Wheeler Mission Ministries...
Irene A. Delp (05/21/11)
Irene A. Delp, 103, Marshall, passed away May 20, 2011 in Union Hospital, Clinton. She was born March 31, 1908 in Jackson Township, Fountain County to Timothy M. and Abbie Wilkinson Alward. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1926. Irene married Robert O. Delp on Sept. 12, 1938, and he passed away on Nov. 6, 1986...
Rhea D. Myers (05/21/11)
Rhea D. Myers, 92, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was born on Jan. 28, 1919 in Greene County, Indiana to Charles V. Bergen and Zella Crabbe Bergen. Mrs. Myers was a member of Greencastle Presbyterian Church, and had been employed as a receptionist at Bishop Roberts Hall at DePauw University and served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts in Rockville...
Dorothy Vivian Von Tress (05/19/11)
Dorothy Vivian Von Tress, 92, of Savannah, Tenn. and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Mrs. Von Tress was born on May 13, 1919 in Owen County to Cassa Ruble and Melissa Alice Price Ruble. She was a graduate of Patricksburg High School and attended First Baptist Church in Greencastle...
Rhea D. Myers (05/19/11)
Rhea D. Myers, 92, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Celeste 'Ci Ci' Butler (05/18/11)
Celeste "Ci Ci" Butler, 59, Rockville, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Waters of Clinton. She was born Aug. 23, 1951 in St. Albans, N.Y. to the late Joseph David St. Pierre and Verna St. Pierre. She was a retired associate for Walmart in Clinton. She was also employed by Scott Pet Products and Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...
Robert Lee Flanigan (05/17/11)
Greencastle native Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the four-part jazz vocal harmony group The Four Freshmen, died Sunday, May 15, 2011 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 84. Plans for a memorial service are pending. Robert Lee Flanigan was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Greencastle, the son of Minter and Nellie Flanigan. The bandshell in Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park was named The Bob Flanigan Bandshell in his honor in June 1991...
Nancy Ann McVay (05/16/11)
Nancy Ann McVay, 73, Greencastle, died Saturday, May 14 at Parkwood Health Care Center, Lebanon.
Charles M. Bidle (05/16/11)
March 13, 1921-May 14, 2011 Charles M. Bidle, 90, formerly of Avon, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born March 13, 1921, in Crawford County, Ill., to Grover and Mable (Hill) Bidle, he was a graduate of Oblong High School in 1938. He married Martha M. (Dame) Bidle in 1950 and she survives...
Walter O. 'Chick' Taylor (05/15/11)
Walter O. "Chick" Taylor of North Salem died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Brownsburg Health Center in Brownsburg. He was born Oct. 24, 1920 to John Taylor and Rosie Freeman Taylor in Spencer. He married Jean E. Small on Nov. 8, 1943 in Danville, Ill., and she survives...
Mildred L. Butts (05/15/11)
Mrs. Mildred Lorene Butts, 92, Greencastle, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 at Asbury Towers. Born June 10, 1918 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Evert and Christina (Kendall) Moore. She attended Crossroads Putnamville and Greencastle Schools and married Archie Butts on Nov. 29, 1936 in Paris, Ill., he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1975...
Douglas C. Stewart (05/15/11)
Douglas C Stewart, 56, Roachdale, died Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was born Dec. 29, 1954 in Indianapolis, son of Benjamin C. and Catherine M. Finchum Stewart. He was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church and the Central Indiana Beagle Club. He loved his grandkids and his beagles...
Elnora J. Walton (05/13/11)
Mrs. Elnora Jean Walton, 78, of Greencas-tle, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Dec. 10, 1932, in Stilesville, she was the daughter of Preston and Flossie (Hanlon) Walters. She was a graduate of Stilesville High School class of 1950 and married Audrey K. Walton on Aug. 6, 1950 and he survives...
Dorotha M. Nauman Murphy (05/13/11)
Dorotha M. Nauman Murphy, 86, Danville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville. She was born April 21, 1925, the eldest child of Ralph and Verda Pickett Nauman. She attended some of her school years at Fillmore High School and graduated from Fayette Township High School in New Goshen...
Jewel Smithers (05/12/11)
Jewel Smithers of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011. She is survived by two sons, Berkley (Karen) and Tom; one daughter, Beverly; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Steven Jon Bullerdick (05/12/11)
Steven Jon Bullerdick, 52, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011. A private family graveside service will be held.
Fred Huber (05/11/11)
Mr. Fred L. Huber, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Born October 18, 1939 in Indianapolis, he was the son of A.A. and Ellen (Steele) Huber. He was a 1957 graduate of Roachdale High School and attended DePauw University. He married Elaine M. (McBride) Huber on May 15, 1959 and she survives...
David Carl Pritchett (05/11/11)
David Carl Pritchett, 48, Reelsville, died in a kayaking accident on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Born in Greencastle on July 20, 1962, he was the son of Geraldine Aker Pritchett of Greencastle and the late Joseph M. Pritchett, of Indianapolis. David graduated from Greencastle High School in 1979 and subsequently earned an associate's degree in industrial electronics from ISU. ...
James W. Hipps (05/10/11)
James W. Hipps, 90, Cloverdale, passed away on May 9, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle. He was born on April 10, 1921 in Morganton, N.C. and was the son of the late George Marion and Emma (Branch) Hipps. He was married to Mildred L. Nees Hipps on Sept. 8, 1944, and she preceded him in death on April 10, 2007...
Richard D. Burks (05/08/11)
Richard D. Burks, 82, Franklin, formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Franklin United Methodist Community on Friday, May 6, 2011. He was born on June 10, 1928 in Spencer to Denver and Mabel (Blair) Burks. He was a 1945 graduate of Spencer High School and then attended the IU School of Music for two years.
Thomas Edward Chesnut (05/09/11)
Thomas Edward Chesnut, 83, died at his residence on Saturday, May 7, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born on April 12, 1928 in Chicago to John and Jeannie (Pepiot) Chesnut. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was an industrial engineer with DOD Naval Weapons Support Center for 30 years and retired in 1976. He also worked for Borg Warner until he retired in 1986...
Barbara Jo Sorrels (05/08/11)
Barbara Jo Sorrels, 60, of Brazil, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 7, 1950 in Asheville, N.C., to the late Martin and Marjorie (Cooper) Gross. She is survived by her husband Bob, children; Matt, Moriah, and Mo, brothers; Gary and Jules, grandchildren; Owen and Jackson as well as an extended family of cats, dogs, and birds...
Debra Lee Mills Woody (05/08/11)
Debra Lee Mills Woody, 57, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011 after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was born on Sept. 16, 1953 in Washington to Clarence A. Mills and Ruth Helderman Mills. Debra was a 1971 graduate of Washington High School, and graduated from Vincennes University where she was active in the music department and where she met her husband, James Woody. She enjoyed singing Gospel music...
Tina K. Smith (05/08/11)
Tina K. Smith, 54, Reelsville, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Venita Scott (05/06/11)
Venita Scott, 81, Mitchell, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Indiana University Bloomington Born June 20, 1929 in Malvern, Ark., she was the daughter of George and Irene (Bailey) Lawrence. She married James C. Scott Jr. Oct. 4, 1947 and he preceded her in death May 20, 2010...
William Harold Barrett (05/05/11)
William Harold Barrett, 89, of Indiana-polis, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He was born Jan. 13, 1922. Bill graduated from DePauw University in 1950 and worked for the insurance industry for over 30 years. He was owner of Barrett Insurance Agency in Indianapolis until his retirement. ...
William Harold Barrett (05/05/11)
William Harold Barrett, 89, Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011. He was born in Pocatello, Id. on Jan. 13, 1922. Bill was stationed with the Navy V-12 during World War II at DePauw University. While there, he met and married his wife of 67 years, Georgia Zeis Barrett, who survives him...
Howard 'Dick' VanHook (05/04/11)
Howard "Dick" Van Hook, 73, Russellville died Wednesday, May 3, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born to Howard W. and Francis Branson VanHook April 7, 1938 at Mecca. He married Shirley Biggs on Dec. 5, 1953 at Rockville and she survives...
Freada McMahel (05/04/11)
Freada McMahel, 80, Bainbridge, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Plainfield Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 30, 1930 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Flossie (Keck) McMahel. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kelly Sears of Avon, Lance and Teresa Sears of Brazil and Dan and Paula Sears of Cypress, Texas; sisters and brother-in-law Lucille and John Gelsosomo of Flossmoor, Ill., and Doris Wright of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Hollie Sears-Mendenhall, Ashley Sears-Flanagan, Dustin Sears, John Sears, Samantha Sears and Tabitha Havlin; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob Mendenhall.. ...
Kenneth R. Presley (05/03/11)
Kenny Presley, 59, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was born in Lafayette, Tenn. on Aug. 2, 1951 to R.C. Presley and Ethel Jenkins Presley. Kenny was a member of Praise and Worship who loved to spread the word of God through his guitar playing and had recorded a cassette of Gospel music...
Charles Lee Overbay (05/03/11)
Charles Lee Overbay, 51, New Maysville, passed away at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital on Monday, May 2, 2011. He was born on Feb. 4, 1960 to Steve and Greta Ray Overbay at London, Ky. He married Dawn A. Whitmer at Roachdale on April 29, 1989. He was a member of the New Maysville Community Church and a 4-H leader. He owned and operated Overbay Custom Welding in New Maysville...
Larry Coons (05/03/11)
Larry Coons, 65, Indio, Calif., passed away on Sept. 17, 2010, at the Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, Calif., of multiple myeloma. He was born Jan. 18, 1945 to Russell A. and Marjorie Coons in Greencastle. He met his wife Monna Brown in 1963 and they were married June 12, 1965 at the First Christian Church in Greencastle...
Larry Coons (05/03/11)
Larry Coons, 65, Indio, Calif., passed away on Sept. 17, 2010, at the Eisenhower Hospital, Rancho Mirage, Calif., of multiple myeloma. He was born Jan. 18, 1945 to Russell A. and Marjorie Coons in Greencastle. He met his wife Monna Brown in 1963 and they were married June 12, 1965 at the First Christian Church in Greencastle...
Kenneth R. Presley (05/03/11)
Kenny Presley, 59, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was born in Lafayette, Tenn. on Aug. 2, 1951 to R.C. Presley and Ethel Jenkins Presley. Kenny was a member of Praise and Worship who loved to spread the word of God through his guitar playing and had recorded a cassette of Gospel music...
Kendra Michele Nuckols (05/01/11)
Kendra Michele Nuckols, 26, Brazil, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove on Friday, April 29, 2011 following a brief illness. She was born July 30, 1984, in Putnam County and is the daughter of George Michael and Kennetta (Lyon) Nuckols...
Julia Ann Crawley Shumaker (05/01/11)
Julia Ann Crawley Shumaker, 98, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 in Greencastle. She was born in Greencastle on Nov. 4, 1912, the only child of Charles and Nancy Lovett Crawley. In 1929, at the age of 16, Julia graduated from Greencastle High School. She received her B.A. degree from DePauw University in 1933 and her M.A. from the University of Illinois in 1936...
Barbara Ann Buckelew (05/01/11)
Barbara Ann Buckelew, 70, Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 15, 2011. She was born in Springhill, La. on Nov. 23, 1940. She was a schoolteacher and proudly taught school in four states: Louisiana, Virginia, Indiana and Kansas. She was a talented artist and doll maker who was blessed with an abundance of creative skills...