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Obituaries from July 2011

Susan D. Inman (07/28/11)
Mrs. Susan D. Inman, 55, of Bainbridge, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at her residence. Born Oct. 4, 1955, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Charles and Carol (Jones) Kuhn. Susan married Donald Inman on March 7, 1992, and he survives. Susan was a homemaker and a custodian with the North Putnam School Corporation...
Marion L. "Midge" Goodman (07/28/11)
Mr. Marion L. "Midge" Goodman, 84, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011. He was born on April 12, 1927 in Greencastle the son of Charles and Daisy Florence (Carrington) Goodman and a 1946 Greencastle High School graduate. He married Juanita (Tharp) Goodman on July 27, 1946 and she survives...
Theresa Lynn Denny-Dickison (07/28/11)
Theresa Lynn Denny-Dickison, 70, of Brazil, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2011. Theresa was born April 9, 1941, in Rosanna, Ky. as the daughter of Clarence Heck. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of the Living Christ in Harmony...
Frederick Allen Brennan (07/26/11)
Frederick Allen Brennan, 77, of Rockville and formerly of Jamestown, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011 at his residence at Raccoon Lake. Fred was born May 29, 1934 in Ladoga to the late Raymond and Thelma (Roberts) Brennan. Fred attended Ladoga elementary and high school, where he participated in baseball, basketball and track. A highlight of his basketball career was guarding Hallie Bryant when the Ladoga Canners played Crispus Attucks for the first time in 1951...
Penny Lyn Blair (07/25/11)
Penny Lyn (Tellas) Blair, 59, Phoenix, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix from a blood clot in her heart. She had been hospitalized since July 9 for severe abdominal pain. She was born Oct. 9, 1951, the daughter of Don and Virginia Tellas...
Madonna M. Finchum (07/25/11)
Madonna M. Finchum, 91, Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919 in Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl M. (Broadstreet) Cosner. She was married to Robert Earl Finchum on Sept. 2, 1941 and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1983. She was a member of the Cloverdale Christian Church and was a barber...
Donald Lester Abbott (07/23/11)
March 24, 1927 - June 25, 2011 Donald Lester Abbott, 84, of Century Village, Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was born March 24, 1927 in Greencastle, the son of James Milton and Jettie (Reece) Abbott. He was a 1946 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Francis Domnick Stein Jr. (07/24/11)
Francis Domnick Stein Jr. died Saturday morning at the Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 5, 1953 in Indianapolis, to Francis Domnick Stein Sr. and Marjorie Case Stein. He graduated from George Washington High School in Indianapolis. He married Kathy Sue Fellin on Sept. 20, 1986 in North Salem...
Dorothy Dee Vaughan (07/24/11)
Mrs. Dorothy Dee Vaughan, 82, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1929 in Belle Union, she was the daughter of Cecil Ray and Zelma Gladys (Fisher) Phillips and a graduate of Belle Union High School class of 1947. She married Grover A. Vaughan on Dec. 18, 1948 and he survives...
Ernest Ray Hord (07/23/11)
May 6, 1927-July 21, 2011 Ernest Ray Hord, 84, Cloverdale, passed away on July 21, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born on May 6, 1927 in Indianapolis, and was the son of the late Richard Ray and Helen (Stuck) Hord. He married Evelyn Rae (Dillard) Hord on Feb. 6, 1971, and she survives...
Norma R. Edwards (07/21/11)
Norma R. (Hurst) Edwards, 82, of Terre Haute and formerly of Brazil, passed away at home July 20, 2011. She was born May 9, 1929, in Indianapolis the daughter of Selba and Lillian (Folse) Hurst. Norma married Edd E. Edwards May 9, 1953; he preceded her in death in 1982. Throughout the years Norma had worked as a beautician, at the Banner Graphic in Cloverdale and Greencastle, and Operation Life in Greencastle...
Linda Lynch Wheeler (07/19/11)
Linda Lynch Wheeler died at her home near Roachdale on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. She was born in Indianapolis on July 15, 1940 to Harry and Dorothea Louise Downs Lynch. She drove a school bus for Washington Township School in Indianapolis for several years and was a beautician...
Patsy L. Dillow (07/19/11)
Patsy L. Dillow, 88, formerly of Ceres, Va., Roachdale and Indianapolis, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011. Patsy retired from Wishard Hospital accounts payable office at age 62. She was well known for her accounting skills. Personal interests included reading, family activities, bingo and belonging to the Moose. She was also an accomplished bowler...
Vivian V. Burkett (07/17/11)
Vivian V. Burkett, 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2011. She was born on March 15, 1930 in Clay County to William Escott and Lydia Clark Escott. Surviving are her children, Vivian Meek and husband John of Spencer and Arther Burkett and wife Nina of Greencastle; four grandchildren, Sheri Yocom and husband Mike of Brazil, David Green and wife Jodi of Harmony, Joel Burkett of Greencastle and Amber Kendall of Greencastle; five great-grandchildren, Taylar Yocom, Nicolas Yocom, Emily Yocom, Jayden Green and Dayten Green; a sister-in-law, Ruth Escott; a brother-in-law, Grant Allee; and four nephews and one niece.. ...
Jimmy Ray Holt (07/15/11)
Jimmy Ray Holt, 50, of Fillmore passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born on May 26, 1961 in Clarksville, Tenn. to Claude Holt and Stella Evelyn Steeley Holt. Jimmy served his country in the U.S. Army. He was most recently employed at Dixie Chopper...
Mary I. Johnson (07/15/11)
Mary I. Johnson, 85, Hardyville, Ky., formerly of Poland, passed away on July 14, 2011 at Glasgow, Ky. She was born on Oct. 3, 1925 in Poland and was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Violet Marie (Whelchel) Jaynes. She was a homemaker, member of the American Legion Auxiliary Hurst-Collins Post No. 281, Cloverdale and a former Jackson Township, Owen County Democratic precinct committee woman...
Claude Dotson (07/14/11)
Claude Dotson, 88, of Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 in Putnam County Hospital. He was born on Sept. 27, 1922 in Portageville, Mo. to William and Amanda Belle Dotson. Claude was the widow of Laura Dotson. He was the owner and operator of Claude's trim shop in Indianapolis for 30 years retiring in 1988...
Deloris Butts (07/14/11)
Deloris (Rouch) Butts, 83, of Pendleton, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at her home. She was born in Terre Haute on March 31, 1928, and was a Greencastle resident for most of her life until moving to Pendleton in March of this year...
James A. "Jim" Shamel (07/12/11)
James A. "Jim" Shamel, 65, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He was born on Jan. 21, 1946 in Indianapolis to Lloyd Richard Shamel and Margaret Sharp Shamel. Mr. Shamel served his country in the National Guard. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1592 and American Legion Post # 58...
Sandra K. Smith (07/14/11)
Sandra K. Smith, 63, of Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at IU University Hospital. She was born on March 16, 1948 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Robert Lawrence Miller, Sr. and Dorothy Maxine (Bennett) Miller...
Edith Marie Clements (07/14/11)
Edith Marie Clements, 81, of Greencastle, residing in St. Augustine, Fla., since 1994 was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. She was born Oct. 31, 1929 to parents Ross and Dessie Mae (Smith) Hood. Edith worked for GTE as an operator and retired May 31,1982 after 32 years and 10 months of service. ...
Steven Burkett (07/13/11)
Steven Burkett, 54, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011. He was born April 4, 1957 in Lebanon, the son of Victor D. Burkett and Corinne A. (Fink) Burkett. He was a member of Indianapolis Flycasters, and volunteered with the Veterans Association, Project Healing Waters in Indianapolis. He also served in the Navy from 1976 to 1980...
Judith Custis (07/12/11)
Judith Custis, 75, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011. She was born on Aug. 12, 1935 in Beech Grove to Fayne Cummings and Thelma Vaughn Cummings. Mrs. Custis was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Belle Union. Surviving are her mother, Thelma Sloan; children Rita Bain and husband Don of Reelsville, Lisa Rader and husband Carl of Terre Haute, Douglas Custis of Greencastle and Fayne Custis and wife Charlene of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a sister, Ann Mowery and husband Bob of Linton; five granddaughters, Angie Edwards and husband Chris, Melissa Anderson, Hope Custis, Valarie Bartrom and husband Phil and Hilarie Pistilli and husband Patrick; and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Beverley M. Sears (07/11/11)
Beverley M. Sears, 77, Fillmore, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011. She was born April 22, 1934 in Benton County to Chester A. Liptrap and Clarice G. Smith Liptrap and they preceded her in death. Mrs. Sears was a graduate of Greencastle High School, a member of First Christian Church in Greencastle, D.A.R. and a former member of O.E.S. She was employed at Putnam County Hospital for 15 years as a nurse's aide...
Ronald Lee Hoff (07/11/11)
Ronald Lee Hoff, 78, of Heritage Lake, formerly of Cumberland and Greenfield, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011. He was born Aug. 11, 1933 to Walter and Lillie Hoff. Mr. Hoff was a graduate of Warren Central High School and Indiana University and received his Masters Degree from Ball State University. He taught elementary school for eight years at Mt. Comfort and McCordsville and 29 years at IPS School 14...
Harry Estell Thomas (07/10/11)
Harry Estell Thomas, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Davis Gardens Health Center. Harry was born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Virden, Ill., to Henry and Vera (Gates) Thomas. Harry attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill. After college he joined the Navy and became a pilot/navigator for Navy supply planes. He reached the rank of Lt. Commander...
Marcia L. McGuire (07/10/11)
Mrs. Marcia Lynn McGuire, 65, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the St. Vincent Hospice facility in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 16, 1945 in Greencastle, she was daughter of Norman C. and Maxine "Macky" (Sutherlin) Hill and was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1964. She married Ronald I. McGuire on Dec. 15, 1968 and he survives...
Marjorie Voorhees McCall (07/08/11)
Marjorie Voorhees McCall, 95, Granger, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross in South Bend. She was born April 5, 1915 in Flora to Gertha and Margaret Voorhees. In 1940 she married Elmer E. McCall, former teacher and basketball coach at South Bend Central High School and DePauw University. Elmer passed away in 2003...
Ray Keith Rigdon (07/08/11)
Ray Keith Rigdon, 62, Fillmore, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Greencastle June 4, 1949 to Willard and Kathryn James Rigdon. He is survived by sisters Dixie Carter of Linton, Barbara Childress of Stilesville and Nancy Grider of Indianapolis and brothers John Rigdon of Colorado, Clyde Rigdon of Plainfield and Bob Rigdon of Florida...
James Allen Waters (07/07/11)
SPC E-4 James Allen ("Jimmy") Waters, 21, died Friday, July 1, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghan-istan. He was a resident of Cloverdale. James was born on Sept. 2, 1989 in Indianapolis to Garry and Valerie (Aldous) Waters. James attended Clark-Pleasant schools and graduated from Whiteland Community High School in the Class of 2008. While in high school he was on the wrestling and football teams...
Stephen Edward McClure (07/07/11)
Stephen Edward McClure, 46, of Plant City, Fla., passed away in a peaceful sleep on Saturday, July 2, 2011. He was born on May 10, 1965 in Greencastle. After graduating from South Putnam High School in 1983, he joined the U.S. Army from October 1984 to October 1987 as a transportation specialist in the 197th Support Battalion...
Mary Helen DeLaCruz (07/06/11)
Mary Helen DeLaCruz, 86, Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove. She was born on Oct. 22, 1924 in Owen County and was the daughter of the late Ross Myrl and Mary Catherine (Pullen) Paris. She was married to Pedro DeLaCruz Jr. on June 19, 1965 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2001...
Roger D. Nees (07/05/11)
Roger D. Nees, 73, Cloverdale, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 7, 1937 in Clay County and was the son of the late Adam L. and Nancy E. (Routt) Nees. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard for 28 years. Roger was a brick mason and had been employed by the Cloverdale Community School Corporation...
Charles K. Phillips (07/05/11)
Charles K. Phillips, 78, of Rockville and formerly of Fillmore and Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2011. He was born on May 20, 1933 in Putnam County to Carl Phillips and Gladys Terry Phillips and they preceded him in death. Mr. Phillips was a 1951 graduate of Fillmore High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a 50-year member of Fillmore Christian Church, a member of Quail Unlimited and Odd Fellows McCarty Lodge No. 293...
David L. Richard (07/02/11)
David L. Richard, 82, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Health. David was born on June 24, 1929 in Morgan County to Hannibal D. and Hallie E. Johnson Richard. On June 25, 1950, he was married to Wilma Jean Scobee at the Bainbridge Christian Church by Rev. Jesse Dunn. One week prior to his death, his family and friends celebrated his 82nd birthday and 61st wedding anniversary...
Wayne Leslie Harris (07/01/11)
Wayne Leslie Harris, 87, Greencastle, and originally of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born July 30, 1923 in Brazil as the son of John Otis and Julie Lybarger Harris. He married Imogene Boyce April 25, 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1945...