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Obituaries from September 2011

Richard G. 'Bud' Gray (09/30/11)
Richard G. "Bud" Gray, age 73, of Greencastle, lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 30, 2011. He was born Aug. 27, 1938 in Brown County, Ind., to Louis and Mable (Hines) Gray. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School, Class of 1956. On July 20, 1957 he married Donna (Miller) Gray, and she survives...
Mae Louise Ader (09/29/11)
Mae Louise Ader, age 96, of rural Coatesville (Groveland), passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. Born May 18, 1915 in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Leroy Franklin Alter and Wealthy Ann (Hossafous) Alter...
Connie Lee Gardner Calhoun (09/29/11)
Connie Lee Gardner Calhoun, age 46, Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after an extended illness. Born Sept. 19, 1965 in Fort Knox, Ky., she was the daughter of Steven and Nannie (Snow) Gardner. She was a graduate of North Putnam High School, Class of 1984...
William J. "Joe" Hein (09/28/11)
William Joseph Hein, 51, of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in California on July 14, 1960, he was the son of Edward Michael Hein and Patricia "Pat" (Burnett) Burbeula. He married Susan K. (Albright) Hein on Jan. 22, 2001, and she survives...
Donn Lowell Spencer (09/28/11)
Donn Lowell Spencer, 78, of Avon, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011 at the Indiana Masonic Home. He was born on Oct. 7, 1932 at Crawfordsville to James Lowell and Zelma Fugate Spencer. He graduated from Waveland High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Darla K. Rogers Capps (09/22/11)
Darla K. (Rogers) Capps 65, of Rockville, lost her battle with cancer Sept. 21, 2011 at Union Hospital. She was born in Greencastle, Ind., the daughter of Raymond and Freda (Tincher) Rodgers. Mrs. Capps was a retired clerk from the Bellmore Country Store in Bellmore...
Ralph E. Bell (09/26/11)
Ralph E. Bell, 80, Roachdale, passed away at his residence on Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2011. He was born on April 12, 1931 at New Maysville to Dora and Bertha Myers Bell. He attended New Maysville and Bainbridge schools. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from California Pellet Mill in Crawfordsville and also had worked at Mid-States and the Crawfordsville Schools...
Wayne M. Kendall (09/22/11)
Wayne M. Kendall, 75, Indianapolis, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011. He was born in Greencastle, the son of Herbert and Marie (Neeley) Kendall. He was a truck driver for ABF Freight until retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Survivors include three sons, Billy W., Tim and Troy Kendall; two daughters, Angie Kendall and Chris Gilley; 11 grandchildren, eight grandchildren; four brothers, Ronnie, Chuck, Rod and Phil Kendall; and three sisters, Sandy Kendall, Robin Kendall and Jean Slocum.. ...
George Michael York (09/21/11)
George Michael York, 60, of Coatesville passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 after a long illness. Mike was born on Oct. 20, 1950 in Greencastle to George Evan and Ruby Anne Parker York. He was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
Brooklyn 'Brookie' Corinne Basham (09/21/11)
Brooklyn "Brookie" Corinne Basham, 7, left this Earth to walk with God on Sept. 18, 2011. Brooklyn was born July 15, 2004 to Christina McClure and Brandon Basham. Brooklyn was a special education student in Miss Hunter's class at South Putnam Central Elementary. She loved music and her family and friends...
Cecil Dewayne Scott (09/21/11)
Cecil Dewayne Scott, 75, of Yorktown, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at Citizens Hospital in Victoria, Texas. He was born Dec. 7, 1935 in Cloverdale to Cecil and Clema (Rubeck) Scott. He was raised in Owen and Putnam counties and was a 1954 graduate of Cloverdale High School...
Brooklyn 'Brookie' Corinne Basham (09/20/11)
Brooklyn "Brookie" Corinne Basham, 7, left this Earth to walk with God on Sept. 18, 2011. Brooklyn was born July 15, 2004 to Christina McClure and Brandon Basham. Brooklyn was a special education student in Miss Hunter's class at South Putnam Central Elementary. She loved music and her family and friends...
Kevin Dale Carrington (09/15/11)
Kevin Dale Carrington, 56, Russellville, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2011 at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 17, 1955 at Crawfordsville to Philip and Doris Marsteller Carrington. He graduated from North Putnam High School and IUPUI...
Jesse James 'Jake' York (09/16/11)
Dec. 15,1946-Sept. 15, 2011 Jesse James "Jake" York, age 64, of Greencastle, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Born Dec. 15, 1946 in Putnam County, he was the son of Jesse Don and Laura Gertrude (Sutherlin) York. Jake had attended Greencastle High School and received his stylist license from Harrold's Beauty College in Indianapolis...
Jessie V. Lucas (09/15/11)
July 31,1933-- Sept. 15, 2011 Jessie V. Lucas, 78, Cloverdale, passed away on Sept. 15, 2011 at Kindred Hospital, Indianapolis South at Greenwood. She was born on July 31, 1933 in Catlin, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Carson) Bishop...
Doris Snellenbarger (09/16/11)
Dec. 29, 1928-Sept. 13, 2011 Doris I. Martin Snellenbarger, 82, New Richmond died at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday in Indiana University Health Hospital at Lafayette, following a short illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Montgomery County, to William and Grace Burkart Martin...
Katherine Irene Finchum (09/15/11)
Nov. 3, 1924-- Sept. 15, 2011 Mrs. Katherine Irene Finchum, age 86, Belle Union, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at the Millpond Health Campus. Born Nov. 3, 1924 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Agusta (Wallace) Secrest. She married Woodrow J. Finchum on Feb. 17, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Sept, 6, 1987...
Kevin Eugene Phelps (09/15/11)
On Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, our son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandchild, cousin and friend, Kevin Eugene Phelps of Bloomington, passed away unexpectedly at 46. Kevin was born in Indianapolis on Feb. 25, 1965 to Hershel Phelps and Shirley (Williams) Brock...
Carolyn S. Grooms (09/14/11)
July 22, 1949 -- Sept. 13, 2011 Mrs. Carolyn S. Grooms age 62 of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at her residence. Born July 22, 1949 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Glen Edward Crawley and Ann Marie (Higgins) Haga. She married Phil Grooms on Dec. 13, 1982 and he survives...
Mary Willidean Sullivan (09/14/11)
July 22, 1949 -- Sept. 8, 2011 Mary Willidean Sullivan, 62, a resident of Greencastle and formally of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis. She was born July 22, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late Theodore Sample and Mattie (Graham) Sample...
Judith McNeff Hammerberg (09/13/11)
Judith McNeff Hammerberg, 64, Moline, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 at her residence. Judy was born March 12, 1947 in Greencastle, the daughter of James and Elsie McNeff. She married Richard G. "Rick" Hammerberg on July 24, 1994 in Greencastle, and he preceded her in death May 26, 2007...
Christian Alexander Watkins (09/13/11)
Sept. 5, 1995 -- Sept. 11, 2011 Christian Alexander Watkins, 16, of Harmony, Ind., passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 following a tragic accident. Christian was born Sept. 5, 1995 to parents Roy Eugene Watkins Jr. and Tessa Jo (Edwards) Bernard. He attended North Clay Middle School where he was active in band, football and track. As an eighth-grader Christian was chosen to march with the state-winning Northview marching band...
Raymond F. 'Ray' Nealon (09/11/11)
Raymond F. "Ray" Nealon, 80, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on March 27, 1931 to Raymond and Margaret O'Shea Nealon. After graduating from St. Lawrence University, Ray served in the Army as a First Lieutenant in Germany. ...
Donald Rex Craft (09/12/11)
Donald Rex Craft July 10, 1928 -- Sept. 11, 2011 Donald Rex Craft, 83, Danville, passed away Sept 11, 2011 in Hendricks Regional Health. Born July 10, 1928 in Spencer, Ind., he was the son of Willis C. and Esther McCullough Craft. Don was an Air Force veteran of World War II...
William R. Powell (09/11/11)
William R. Powell, 77, of Mooresville, died Sept. 8, 2011. William was born to Paul I. and Mary (Randall) Powell on July 2, 1934 in Indianapolis. William married Gloria (Shires) Powell on July 3, 1953. He was a 1952 George Washington High School graduate. Before retiring in 1991, he worked as a machinist for Detroit Diesel Allison for 25 years...
Gwendolyn Crawley (09/11/11)
Mrs. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Crawley, 99, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at Asbury Towers. Born March 24, 1912 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Van Denman and Eula Mae (Bogle) Thompson. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and attended DePauw University. On Jan. 30, 1931 she married Evan A. Crawley and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003...
Magalene M. 'Maggie' McClellan (09/11/11)
Magalene M. "Maggie" Mc Clelland, 87, of Brazil, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. She was born on Sept. 21, 1923 in Butler County, Kentucky to Willie Shannon Crowder and Mary Elizabeth "Bird" Haynes Crowder. Mrs. McClelland retired from P.R. Mallory Corporation after 15 years of service...
Janet Williams (09/09/11)
Janet Williams, 75, of Cloverdale, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. She was born on Feb. 21, 1936 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Eugene Harold and Ruth Glenden "Glen" (Cramer) Sallust...
Mark Gregory Jones (09/09/11)
Mark Gregory Jones, 42, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at his residence. He was born Aug. 6, 1969 in Long Beach, Calif., son of Danny Lee and Suzanne D. Bauguess Jones. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and F.A.M. Masonic Lodge. Surviving with his parents is brother, Thomas Jones of California...
Mildred Fitzsimons (09/08/11)
Mildred L. Fitzsimons, 71, Roachdale died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born July 8, 1940 at Indianapolis, to Dale C. and Hazel Blaydes Fitzsimons. She is survived by cousin Patty Hicks and several other cousins. Her parents and a brother are deceased...
Kathy Evans (09/06/11)
Kathy Evans, 52, of Cloverdale, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at her residence. She was born on July 22, 1959 in Beech Grove and was the daughter of Richard and Carolyn (Francher) VanDeVanter. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of the Nazarene and had served as the election clerk in the Putnam County Clerk's Office...
Jay Stevens (09/06/11)
Jay Stevens, 63, of Brazil, passed away at Indiana University Hospital, in Indianapolis on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. She was born Sept. 29, 1947 in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of James "Coach" and Mary I. (Murnane) Huter. Jay graduated from Henryville High School, Henryville, with the class of 1965. Jay attended Indiana University South East for two years. She was employed by Great Dane Trailers, Brazil, in the Human Resources Department, for more than 20 years...
Essie Mae McVey (09/05/11)
Essie Mae McVey, 85, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. She was born on Aug. 21, 1926 in Cloverdale to Hansel Cleo Allen and Mary Sarah Williamson Allen. She was a member of Eternal Life Baptist Church in Mooresville. Mrs. McVey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles Nelson McVey, brother Roy Allen and daughter-in-law Barbara McVey...
Mildred Fitzsimons (09/05/11)
Mildred Fitzsimons, 71, Roachdale, passed away at Mill Pond Health Care, Greencastle, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are pending at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale.
Robert L. Cummings Sr. (09/02/11)
Robert L. Cummings Sr., 83, Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. He was born in Cloverdale on July 22, 1928. Mr. Cummings drove a truck for Schwerman Trucking for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed playing poker with his many friends...
Doris 'Dorie' Grace Garl (09/02/11)
Doris "Dorie" Grace Garl, 82, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Nov. 25, 1928 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Robert Russell Garl Sr. and Gladys Mae (Stone) Garl. Dorie worked at the Putnam County Hospital, Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home and was also a nanny for the Sheldon, Terry and Vaughn families...
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring (09/01/11)
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring, 89, passed quietly on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Greencastle. She was born March 22, 1922 in Manhattan as the daughter of Cecil and Ruth (Hut-cheson) Craft. She lived her entire life in the Putnam and Clay County region, living near Poland after marrying Harold E. Spelbring on March 22, 1942...
Verna Kendall Davies (09/01/11)
Verna Kendall Davies, 89, Hazelwood, died Aug. 31, 2011 at her home. She was born June 28, 1922 in Morehead, Ky., the daughter of Everett and Carrie (Caudill) Kendall. Mrs. Davies was the widow of Roland C. Davies, who preceded her in death in 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Martinsville VFW...