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Obituaries from November 2011

Erik R. Baines (11/30/11)
Erik R. Baines, 29, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 in Indianapolis. Memorial services will be held at later date. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, is assisting with arrangements.
Max Eugene Williams (11/29/11)
Max Eugene Williams, 81, Greencastle, entered eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at The Gathering Together in Plainfield. He was born in Greencastle on March 14, 1930 to the late Ernest and Lela (Phillips) Williams. Max was one of 11 children and all but two have preceded him in death. Those were Ruth, Lucille, Bud, Donald "Poodger," Jean, Peggy, Dale and Ray. Sisters Garnett Gorham of Greencastle and Diane (Bill) McClure of Brazil survive...
Jacob Huffman (11/29/11)
Jacob Huffman, 89, of West College Corner, Ind., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Born Aug. 17, 1922 in Putnam County, to Jacob and Elizabeth Chadd Huffman, he graduated from Fillmore High School in 1943. Jacob went on to earn his Bachelor's in Education degree from Indiana University in 1953, and a Master's in Education from Indiana State University in 1958...
Charlotte Estes (11/28/11)
Charlotte Estes, 72, Crawfordsville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at Williamsburg Health Care in Crawfordsville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late F. Herschel and N. Louise (VanVactor) Skinner. She married Wallace Estes on March 11, 1962 and he survives...
Mildred Allen Reed (11/28/11)
Mildred Allen Reed, 92, Corydon, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 in Greencastle. She was born Jan. 15, 1919 to Mary and L.G. Allen in Casey County, Ky. and was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis L. Reed. Mildred lived in Corydon from 1948 until 2007. She was a member of the Corydon Christian Church for more than 60 years and was a valued employee of the Jay C story for more than 28 years...
James L. Giddings (11/27/11)
Mr. James L. Giddings, 91, Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. Born June 26, 1920 in Hancock County, he was the son of Lawrence B. and Dortha Mae (Walls) Giddings and was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1938...
Margaret E. Williams (11/25/11)
Margaret E. Williams, 75, of Roachdale, passed away at her residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 24, 2011. She was born on May 15, 1936 to Eger and Retta May Peltinon McCloud. She was a graduate of Roachdale High School. She worked for more than 30 years as a nurse's aid at Ladoga Nursing Home and seven years at the Waters at Greencastle...
Allen Timothy "Tim" Whaley (11/24/11)
Mr. Allen Timothy "Tim" Whaley, age 89, of Greencastle, formerly of Stilesville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born June 5, 1922 in Bath County, Ky., he was the son of John Andrew and Fanny Jane (Barber) Whaley...
Violet Ruth (Smith) McMahan (11/23/11)
Violet Ruth (Smith) McMahan, 90, Bloomington, wife of the Rev. Donald F. McMahan, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, died at home Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. She was an integral part of her husband's pastorates in Greene and Monroe counties and the communities of Raub, Remington, Crawfordsville and Plainfield. ...
James Harvey New (11/22/11)
James Harvey New, 65, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 in Seminole County, Fla. Jim was born Jan. 13, 1946 in Greencastle, Ind., where he was also raised. After graduating from Greencastle High School, Jim served honorably in the U.S. Navy. While working for the IRS, he graduated from IUPUI in Indianapolis...
Florence J. Eveland (11/22/11)
Florence J. Eveland, 82 of Knightsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Putnam County, the daughter of Robert Parrish Sr. and Mildred Alvord Parrish. On March 8, 1947 she was united in marriage to Marion M. "Sarge" Eveland. Together they owned and operated "Sarge's Military Supplies."...
Carolyn Sue Pettit (11/22/11)
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Pettit, 68, Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at her residence in Asbury Towers. Born July 16, 1943 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles F. and Roxie A. (Brewer) White Sr. She married Richard M. Pettit on June 8, 1962 and he survives...
Helen Elizabeth Stone (11/22/11)
Helen Elizabeth Stone, age 93, Fillmore, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 21, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 29, 1918 in Morgan County, Ind., the daughter of Calvin and Dessie Williams Rose. She married Dan Stone on June 29, 1939 and he preceded her on Feb. 24, 1987...
Gerald W. 'Jerry' Smiley (11/22/11)
Gerald W. 'Jerry' Smiley, 83, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. He was born May 4, 1928 in Bedford to the late William and Helen (Gould) Smiley. Jerry retired from Rauschenberger Company. He enjoyed spending time with his family and just being with people...
Mary Lou Perry Pullman (11/21/11)
Mary Lou Perry Pullman, 78, Cloverdale, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011 at St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Dec. 23, 1932 at Danville, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Earl Clayton Coons Sr. and Mildred Violette (Woodmansee) Coons...
Ellen Strawn Purcell (11/21/11)
Ellen Strawn Purcell, 100, of Roachdale, passed away on Nov. 19, 2011 at her farm, surrounded by family. She was born July 18, 1911 in Sullivan County, the oldest of six children born to Glenna and Walter Strawn. She graduated from Hymera School in 1929...
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr. (11/21/11)
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr., 82, of Reelsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Lyle was born June 14, 1929 in Putnam County, the son of James and Mary (Barr) Mathews. He graduated from Reelsville High School, worked for the state highway department, served two years in the United States Army, and was then employed by PSI/Cinergy. Lyle spent 38 years at General Headquarters Plainfield, the garage, before retiring in 1991...
George A. Van Hook (11/21/11)
George A. Van Hook, 74, passed away at his home in Ontario, Ind. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Born on April 26, 1937, in Portland Mills, George was welcomed into the family of Bradford and Eloise Smiley Van Hook by his 2-year-old sister, Rosalyn. George graduated from Greene Township High School in Parke County, Indiana, in 1955 where he excelled academically and on the basketball court. A natural athlete, he loved competition in other sports as well...
Christin Rayn-Ann Tubbs (11/18/11)
Christin Rayn-Ann Tubbs, 18, Greencastle, passed away at 3:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1993 in Bloomington to Benjamin E. Tubbs. Jr. and Carri R. Carpenter-Tubbs. Christin was a sales clerk in Terre Haute and enjoyed animals, listening to music and dancing...
Maxine Morrison (11/16/11)
Maxine Morrison, 94, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Nov. 11, 2011. She was born on June 15, 1917, in Cloverdale, Ind., to Louis Franklin Morrison and Norma Elizabeth Cunningham. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College and worked for FDIC, GAO and the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C., Asheville, N.C, and Dallas, Texas...
Willie W. 'Willie' Roberts (11/16/11)
Mr. Willis W. "Willie" Roberts, age 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1938 in Angola, Ind., he was the son of Willis W. and Lois A (Powers) Roberts Sr. He was a graduate of Concord High School in Dunlap...
Betty Jean Marcum (11/15/11)
Mrs. Betty Jean Marcum, 77, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus surrounded by her family. She was born in Letcher County, Ky., on June 29, 1934. She was the eighth of 10 children of Benton and Rosa (Hampton) Boggs...
Curt Boller (11/15/11)
Curt Boller, of Bainbridge, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born Nov. 30, 1935 at Roachdale to James William and Vivian Warmouth Boller. He was 75. He retired after 35 years with the Putnam County Highway, where he was a heavy equipment operator...
Helen M. Gardner (11/13/11)
Helen M. Gardner, 87, Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Oct. 18, 1924 in Greencastle and was the daughter of the late John D. and Lydia (Elkins) Allee. She was married to Walter Warren Gardner on July 1, 1944 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1997...
Otis 'Jim' Junior Calvert (11/13/11)
Otis (Jim) Junior Calvert, age 74, Greencastle, formerly of Spencer, went to be with his beloved Lord on Nov.12, 2011. Born June 6, 1937 in Owen County, he was the son of Otis Vernon and Rosetta (Bixler) Calvert. Jim worked at Wabco Air Brakes and DePauw University and was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church...
Charles E. Evans (11/11/11)
Charles E. Evans, age 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at Asbury Towers. Born Oct. 27, 1928 in Cloverdale, he was the son of Russell and Lucille (Whitley) Firestone and a 1946 graduate of Bainbridge High School. He married Mary C. (Grielbauler) Evans on Aug. 9, 1949 and she survives...
Eunice A. Wilcox (11/09/11)
Eunice A. Wilcox, professor emerita of music education and a member of the DePauw University School of Music faculty for 17 years, passed away early Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Lafayette, Ind. She was 85 years old. Born Dec. 15, 1925, Wilcox graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947. She earned a master's degree from Western Michigan in 1962 and a Ph.D. from Michigan State in 1969...
Georgia Zeis Barrett (11/09/11)
Georgia Zeis Barrett, 87, of Indianapolis, passed at the home of her daughter, Susan Perkins on Nov. 4, 2011. Born April 16, 1924, Georgia grew up in Greencastle, the daughter of the late James and Helen Sallust Zeis. She met her husband while he was stationed at DePauw University with the Navy V-12 program...
Alice L. Sparger Via (11/08/11)
Alice L. Sparger Via, 87, the "Grand Duchess of Canterbury," of Lafayette, formerly of Richmond, Va., Ashland, Va., and Bozeman, Mont., died at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at St. Mary Health Care. Born on April 1, 1924 in Greensboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edwin Mitchell and Carrie Smith Sparger...
James Wendell Proffitt (11/08/11)
James "Jim" Wendell Proffitt, 86, a resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away peacefully at his home after a brief illness on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. He was born in Crawfordsville, Ind. on Feb. 4, 1925 the older of two children to Asher L. and Mary E. (Leinberger) Proffitt...
Jason David 'Magic' Hammond (11/07/11)
Jason David "Magic" Hammond, age 41, of Calhoun, Ga., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Greencastle, Ind., on Oct. 27, 1970, son of Alan Ralph Hammond and Cynthia Jane Godfrey Anderson. A brother, Ross Alan Hammond, and a sister, Amy Marie Trueblood preceded him in death...
Patricia Blair Miller (11/08/11)
Patricia Blair Miller, age 66, of Bloomingdale, Mich., (formerly Griffith, Ind.) passed away on Nov. 6, 2011. She was born in Brazil, Ind., July 10, 1945, the daughter of Wilford "Boots" Albright and Marie Lucille (Tapy) Albright. Patty was an avid gardener. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as president and treasurer...
Katherine Bixler Simmerman (11/07/11)
Katherine Bixler Simmerman, age 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. Born May 15, 1928 in Owen County, near Spencer, Ind., the sixth of seven children, she was the daughter of Ralph Voras and Nellie Mae (Parrish) Bixler...
Rosamond Dillon Carter (11/07/11)
Rosamond Dillon Carter, 87, lifelong resident of Monrovia, passed away Nov. 3, 2011, in her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Morgan County to the late Lane Fuson and Inez (McCracken) Dillon. Rose graduated from Monrovia High School in 1941. She worked for a period of time at Diamond Chain in Indianapolis, and at Miller's Merry Manor and Sunshine Park in Mooresville...
Patricia Ann Fultz (11/06/11)
Patricia Ann Fultz, 76, of Cloverdale passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. She was born on March 2, 1935 in Indianapolis to William F. Krouse and Mary Flisk Krouse. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Indianapolis and was a former member of St. Christopher Catholic Community in Speedway. Currently Mrs. Fultz was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Jane E. Jones (11/03/11)
Jane E. Jones died in her home near Roachdale on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. She was born March 11, 1935, the daughter of Ples and Ruth Beaman Hutchison. She graduated from Fayette High School at New Goshen, Ind., where she was a majorette. She was employed as a cook at DePauw University for 15 years...
Lillian Jean Campbell (11/03/11)
illian Jean Campbell, 84, Indianapolis formerly of Eminence, passed away on Nov. 2, 2011 at Indianapolis. She was born on Dec. 23, 1926 in Herrin, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Ben Herman and Erla Estelle (Whiteside) Compton. She was married to Marvin Richard Campbell on June 20, 1942, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2000...
Lillian Jean Campbell (11/03/11)
Lillian Jean Campbell, 84, Indianapolis formerly of Eminence, passed away on Nov. 2, 2011 at Indianapolis. She was born on Dec. 23, 1926 in Herrin, Ill., and was the daughter of the late Ben Herman and Erla Estelle (Whiteside) Compton. She was married to Marvin Richard Campbell on June 20, 1942, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2000...
Grace Ruth Rusteberg (11/02/11)
Grace Ruth Rusteberg, 89, of formerly of Bensenville, Ill., and Sebring, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at her home in Greencastle. Grace was born April 13, 1922 in Elmhurst, Ill., to Samuel and Isabelle Loomis. She married Marvin A. Rusteberg of Bensenville, Ill., on Aug.17, 1940 at the Church of Our Savior in Elmhurst...