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Obituaries from August 2011

Joyce M. Wood (08/08/11)
Joyce M. Wood 68, of Bainbridge, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. She was born on Sept. 26, 1942 in Liberty, Ky., to James Cundiff and Myrtle Randolph Cundiff. Mrs. Wood was a 1960 graduate of Greencastle High School. She confounded the Marion Township Civil Defense and was a former member of the ladies auxiliary. Most recently she had been employed as the office manager at Snyder Hearing, Inc. in Greencastle...
Betty H. Sendmeyer (08/30/11)
Mrs. Betty H. Sendmeyer, 93, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at the Asbury Towers Retirement Community. Born June 12, 1918 in West Terre Haute to Richard and Harriet (Evans) Howells, she was a 1936 graduate of Indiana State Laboratory School and a 1940 graduate of Indiana State Teachers' College where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority...
James F. Cox (08/30/11)
James F. Cox, 78, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 9, 1933 in Putnam County, he was the son of Jesse C. and Elsie Myrtle (Huff) Cox and a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Marjorie E. (Petry) Cox and she preceded him in death...
Michelle Lynn Selby (08/28/11)
Michelle Lynn Selby, 55, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. She was born on June 3, 1956 in Indianapolis to Robert Weir Thompson and Alice Pauline Palmer. Michelle was a 1975 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. Her father preceded her in death...
Thelma I. Varvil (08/25/11)
Thelma I. (Pollom) Varvil, 106, Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Mrs. Varvil was born in Reelsville. She was a homemaker and had lived the last 15 years at Asbury Towers. She was married to Orlan C. Varvil and he preceded her in death...
Bobby Arnold Jones (08/24/11)
Bobby Arnold Jones, 77, of Roachdale, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011. He was born on May 9, 1934 in Evansville to Elvis A. Jones and Opal Elizabeth Roedel Jones. Mr. Jones served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He served 30 years with the Indianapolis Police Department, retiring as lead detective of the Missing Persons Unit...
Carol Ann Morris (08/24/11)
Carol Ann Morris, 78, Wapella, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, Ill. She was born March 5, 1933 in Wapella, the daughter of Fletcher and Marion (Carl) Ellis. She married Kenneth H. "Bill" Morris on Dec. 23, 1950 in Wapella, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2009...
Susan Elaine Nees (08/24/11)
Susan Elaine Nees, 55, Cloverdale, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born on June 18, 1956, Greencastle and was the daughter of the late Russell O'Dell and Martha Jean (Elmore) Sendmeyer. She was married to Danny Nees on Aug. 3, 1974 and he survives. She is also survived by her sons, Mike Nees, Bloomington, and Scott Nees, Easton, Pa.; and her brother, Stephen Sendmeyer and wife Diane, Cloverdale...
Shirley Sue Griswold (08/23/11)
Shirley Sue Griswold, 75, Coatesville, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at the St. Vincent Heart Center. She was born in Illinois on Feb. 27, 1936, the daughter of Fay and Mary Bishop. She had worked as a lab technician at Putnam County Hospital and as an office account manager for Lear Corporation. She was a member of the Coatesville Christian Church...
Mary L. Wichmann (08/22/11)
Mary L. Wichmann, 86, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 in Elmsere, Ky. She previously resided in Port Charlotte, Fla. and Washington, Ind. She was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Putnam County to Ira and Lucille (Wood) Hutcheson. She is survived by her daughter Jane (Mike) Tumey of Hebron, Ky.; grandsons Christopher Tumey of Granby, Mass., and Scott J. Tumey of Pleasanton, Calif.; and sister Anna May Wall of Pompano Beach, Fla...
Bobby E. Lawson (08/21/11)
Bobby E. Lawson, 89, of Fillmore, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at the Veterans Home in West Lafayette. Born June 2, 1922 in Marion Township of Fillmore, he was the son of Harry and Ethel (Dicks) Lawson and attended Fillmore schools. Bobby's greatest love was being a soldier, having been a United States Army veteran serving in World War II at Normandy and at D-Day on Omaha Beach...
Byron Vaughan Snyder Sr. (08/20/11)
Mr. Byron Vaughan Snyder Sr., 73, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at his residence. Born July 27, 1938 in Greencastle, he was the son of Leon and Anna (Vaughan) Snyder and was a 1956 graduate of Greencastle High School and of Butler University in 1960...
Claude E. Boswell (08/19/11)
Claude E. Boswell, 91, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at Asbury Towers. Claude was born to the late Oscar and Marie (Martin) Boswell on March 30, 1920 in Brick Chapel, just north of Greencastle. He served in the Conservation Corps before enlisting in the U.S. ...
Claude E. Boswell (08/18/11)
Mr. Claude E. Boswell, 91, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at the Asbury Towers Healthcare. Arrangements are pending at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Mermon O. Sprinkle (08/18/11)
Mermon O. Sprinkle, 72, of Cloverdale, passed away on Aug. 17, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, Indiana. She was born on April 7, 1939 at Applona, Perry County, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Minnie E. (McGuines) Sprinkle...
Syble A. Lewis (08/18/11)
Mrs. Syble A. Lewis, 86, of Bainbridge, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at her residence. Born Dec. 3, 1924 in Golden, Miss., the daughter of Thomas Lloyd and Floy Lee (Keahey) Hale. She was preceded in death by her husbands,. Syble had been a homemaker and a member of the Somerset Christian Church/Life-spring Church...
George W. Gardner (08/17/11)
George W. Gardner, 68, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1942 in Terre Haute to George W. Gardner and Ruby C. Honnold Gardner. A 1960 graduate of Wiley High School, George went on to earn his bachelor's in accounting from Indiana State University, where he won The Wall Street Journal award and the Delta Sigma Pi Award. He was a U.S. Army Veteran...
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren (08/17/11)
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Born Sept. 16, 1921 to Joseph and Shirley (Martin) Drayer, she was a graduate of North High School and the Ohio State University. She served in the WAVES during World War II...
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren (08/17/11)
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Born Sept. 16, 1921 to Joseph and Shirley (Martin) Drayer, she was a graduate of North High School and the Ohio State University. She served in the WAVES during World War II...
Grace Roseline (Bauer) Pena (08/17/11)
Grace Roseline (Bauer) Pena, 80, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. She was born in Indianapolis on June 1, 1931, the daughter of Henry and Halzie (Brackert) Bauer. Although she was a homemaker most of her life, Grace had been employed by Indianapolis Public Schools as a crossing guard at Lemont School No. 3, a nurse's aide at Turtle Creek in Beech Grove and at Wendy's restaurant at Pilot Travel Center at I-465 and Harding Street...
William R. Zimmer (08/17/11)
William R. Zimmer, 56, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the IU University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born July 26, 1955 in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene Zimmer and Joyce McQueary Zimmer. He married Louise A. Hofmann on Sept. 9, 1983, and she survives...
Joseph Daniel 'Joe' Snow (08/16/11)
Joseph Daniel "Joe" Snow, 30, Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Aug 13, 2011. Born June 4, 1981 in Danville, he was the son of Danny Snow and Karen A. Query. Joe had attended and received his GED from Greencastle High School. Joe had worked at the Taco Bell and McDonald's restaurants in Greencastle...
Mary Frances Cummings (08/16/11)
Mary Frances Cummings, 92, Trafalgar, passed away on Aug. 14, 2011. She was born on June 19,1919 in Greencastle to the late Charles and Hazel M. Morgan Wood. She was a member of the Samaria Christian Church and retired in 1984 from St. Francis Hospital Environmental Services...
Elizabeth Green (08/15/11)
Elizabeth Green, 98, of Coatesville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Elizabeth was born March 22, 1913 in Roane County, Tenn., to James and Eliza (Crabtree) Pierce. On Oct. 5. 1940, she married Ernest "Jiggs" Green, who preceded her in death in June 1995...
Leslie W. Fritzinger (08/14/11)
Leslie W. Fritzinger, 69, of Poland, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 26, 1942 in Owen County and was the son of the late Louis "Short" Martin and Martha Laverne (Rubeck) Fritzinger...
Jean C. Waygood (08/14/11)
Jean C. Waygood, 82, of Greencastle, formerly of Pocono Pines, Pa., and Columbus, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Waygood was born on Dec. 29, 1928 in Lawrence, Mass., to Frank N. Cramton and Edith V. Crossland Cramton...
Michael C. Davidson (08/14/11)
Michael C. Davidson, 46, of Fillmore, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. He was born on Nov. 6, 1964, in Indianapolis to Leonard C. Davidson and Sandra S. Boyd Davidson. His father and a sister, Maureen Davidson Oles, preceded him in death. Surviving are his long-time girlfriend and companion, Cindy Ellis; mother Sandra Bristow; son, Nicholas Davidson; daughter, Haley Davidson; great-grandson, Trent Davidson; brother, Matthew Davidson; sister Melissa Bristow Pitkin; and cousins...
Roy Lee Young (08/14/11)
Roy Lee Young, 65, of Reelsville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on March 1, 1946 in Edmonton, Ky., and was the son of the late Joe L. and Delsie Olene (Whitlow) Young. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Young, Reelsville; daughter, Teresa Ann Parke, Summer Shade, Ky.; his son, Tommy Joe Young and wife Charlotte, Edmonton, Ky.; son Justin Anderson and fiancÚ Sarah, Indianapolis; son Josh Anderson and wife Nikki, Melbourne, Fla; daughter, Lynn Ann Yielding and husband Randall, Hackleburg, Ala.; his sister, Linda Carol Grider and husband, Buford, Edmonton; niece Kay Isenberg-Fisher and husband, Michael, Auburn, Ky.; great-niece, Krista Isenberg, Bowling Green, Ky.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ronnie and Edna Cook, Reelsville; brother-in-laws, Anthony Albright, Greencastle, and Todd Cook, Reelsville; his uncle, John Ash and wife Libby of Greencastle; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
William R. Zimmer (08/12/11)
William R. Zimmer, 56, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the IU University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born July 26, 1955 in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene Zimmer and Joyce McQueary Zimmer. He married Louise A. Hofmann on Sept. 9, 1983, and she survives...
Mary Irene Saylor (08/12/11)
Mary Irene Saylor, 94, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was born on Jan. 5, 1917 in Putnam County to George Whitaker and Cora Woodall Whitaker. Mrs. Saylor was a member of New Life Baptist Church and had been active in the Senior Citizens Center...
Helen Lucille Samuels (08/12/11)
Helen Lucille Samuels, 86, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was born on Nov. 8, 1924 in Greencastle to James Pace and Mable Flint Pace. Helen was a graduate of Roachdale High School and retired from DePauw University, where she was a dispatcher in the security department...
Barbara J. Moore (08/12/11)
Barbara J. Moore, 81, of Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital at Greencastle. She was born on Nov. 27, 1929 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Vernon Gilbert and Zoe (Lacy) Summers. She was married to Aubrey D. Moore on Nov. 5, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1987. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Greencastle, O.E.S. No. 369, Cloverdale and the Major Abraham Owen Chapter of the D.A.R...
James R. 'JR' Cox Sr. (08/11/11)
James R. "JR" Cox Sr, 84, Brazil, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Brazil, he was the son of Roy Jefferson and Carrie Riley Cox and stepson of Ray Cox Sr. Jim, as he was known, had a lifelong love and respect for his country and his flag. ...
Mary Alice Shonkwiler (08/11/11)
Mary Alice Shonkwiler, 86, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. She was born on March 26, 1925 in Putnam County to William Bryant Mitchell and Della Frances Todd Mitchell. Mrs. Shonkwiler was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Shonkwiler; two sisters, Kathleen B. Boyles and Cordia L. Cox; and a brother, Raymond H. Mitchell...
Kenneth 'Shorty' Stewart (08/10/11)
Kenneth "Shorty" Stewart, 66, of Brazil, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 following injuries sustained from an accident by his home on US 40. He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Putnam County to Floyd Harold and Dorothy (Siner) Stewart. Kenny graduated from Reelsville High School then served in the United States Army.
Mary Alice Shonkwiler (08/09/11)
Mary Alice Shonkwiler, 86, Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at the funeral home...
George F. Glore (08/09/11)
George F. Glore, 93, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in La Mirada, Calif., where he lived for many years. He was the son of George F. Glore Sr. and Mary Francis Glore of Greencastle. Mr. Glore was a World War II veteran, serving in northern France. He attended two terms at the Biarritz American University before returning home after the war and moving to the West Coast...
Edward C. Wilson (08/09/11)
Edward C. Wilson, 91, Bainbridge, died at Mill Pond Health Campus on Monday afternoon August 8, 2011. He was born in Bainbridge on Aug. 15, 1919 to Clark and Clara Riggle Wilson. He graduated from Bainbridge High School and was a lifetime Farmer in the Bainbridge area. He married Berenice H. Brattain and she preceded him in death...
Charles W. Ludwig (08/05/11)
Charles W. Ludwig, 49, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. He is survived by his wife Jessica; six children, Nitrika (Jim) Price, Damon Lee Ludwig, Pandel Lyn Ludwig, Codi Jo Ludwig, Blaize Charles Allen Ludwig and Jarvis Bo Ludwig; one granddaughter, Amy Ann Price; his mother, Mary Jo Ludwig; two sisters, Sigrid (Paul) Blair and Darlene Gedraitis; two brothers, Gary Ludwig and Randy Ludwig; and three nieces and three nephews...
David Lindsey Hale (08/07/11)
David Lindsey Hale, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away Aug. 5, 2011. He was born Nov. 22, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Bruce and Mary (Daniels) Hale. David was a graduate of Gosport High School and served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force. ...
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter (08/04/11)
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter, 79, Greencastle, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle. She had been previously employed at G.C. Murphy Co. in Rock-ville, IGA and the LAB Healthcare Facility. She was born March 14, 1932 in Rockville to the late Pete Bright and Fern Wirth Wright...
Henry Dean 'Hank' Pike (08/04/11)
Henry Dean "Hank" Pike, 23, of Ekron, Ky., formerly of New Palestine, passed away Aug. 3, 2011. Hank was born Jan. 11, 1988 in Greenfield. He was a union refractory hand and mason tender for Heimbrock Inc. in Louisville. Survivors include his father, Brian K. Pike; mother, Betsey Ann (Brydon) Pike (fiancÚ' Tim Boring); brother, Charles Robert Pike; grandmother, Charlotte Pike; aunt, Amy (Pike) Ladas; great-uncle, Don Morris; cousin, Christian Ladas; and soul brother, Bones...
Burton Abrell "Abe" Gentry (08/04/11)
Burton Abrell "Abe" Gentry, 89, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at Asbury Towers. He was born in Freedom, the son of the late Burton Henry and Mabel Gentry. He graduated from Freedom High School and was a World War II veteran, farmer and retiree from IBM after 30 years...
Ernest A. Hill (08/04/11)
Ernest A. Hill, 92, Greencastle, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus. He was born June 3, 1919 in Greencastle, the son of Robert and Ida Harris Hill. He worked at IBM as a maintenance technician and had worked at Lone Star Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks and Greencastle American Legion...
Charles R. Finley Jr. (08/03/11)
Charles R. Finley Jr., 48, Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Summerfield Health Care, Cloverdale. He was born on Nov. 14, 1962 at Franklin, Indiana and was the son of the late Charles R. and Nellie Sue (Bookout) Finley. He was a carpenter for Tyler Construction. He served in 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army and he was a graduate of Benton Central High School...
Harold E. Thompson (08/02/11)
Harold E. Thompson, 93, Greensburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at the Morning Breeze Nursing Home in Greensburg. Harold was born on Oct. 3, 1917 in Johnson County. He was the son of Joy and Etoilie Thompson. Harold married Lela Irene Thompson on March 12, 1939 in Indianapolis and she preceded him in death in 2001...
Ernest A. Hill (08/02/11)
Ernest A. Hill, 92, Greencastle, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Barbara N. McClaine (08/02/11)
Mrs. Barbara N. McClaine, 79, Greencastle, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born April 30, 1932, to Harley C. and Doris M. (Anderson) Hedge and a 1950 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Don "Scotty" McClaine on Feb. 14, 1982 and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2005...
Clarence Edward 'Ed' Henderson (08/01/11)
Clarence Edward "Ed" Henderson, 75, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at his residence in Greencastle, where he resided for past the past three years. He transferred to Overland Park, Kan., in 1975 with IBM. He was born on Nov. 28, 1935 in Fillmore. He was the son of the late Robert K. and Dorothy L. (Johnson) Henderson...