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Obituaries from December 2011

Jack L. Boswell (12/30/11)
Jack L. Boswell, 76, of Reelsville, formerly of Avon, entered into the gates of Heaven on Dec. 30, 2011. He was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Pittsboro, Ind., to Walter and Hazel Moeller Boswell. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Wanda, son Mark (Gina) Boswell, adopted daughter Annette Steedman, two granddaughters, Sarah (Matt) Buell and Zoe Elizabeth Boswell, and grandson Noah Boswell...
Charles Carter Hedrick (12/30/11)
Charles Carter Hedrick, 73, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in his home. He was born in Spotsylvania County, Va., on Jan. 5, 1938 to Elmer Clay Hedrick and Bessie Carter Hedrick. The last assignment of his 12 years in the Air Force found him stationed at Hulman Field in Terre Haute. He remained in Terre Haute for 30 years...
Bette Louise Jolliff (12/29/11)
Betty Louise (York) Jolliff, 51, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, just days after making the courageous decision to give up her battle with complications due to a lifetime struggle with diabetes. Betty was born at home on Feb. 11, 1960 to Alberta Mae Brown York, who raised her along with the help of "daddy" David Arthur Thomas. Her parents preceded her in death...
Jesse Junior Wingler (12/23/11)
Jesse Junior Wingler, 82, Coatesville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. He was born in Hendricks County on May 6, 1929, the son of Jesse V. and Leona Deem Wingler. He was a funeral director for more than 30 years and had been the owner of Wingler Funeral Home in Coatesville for 21 years. He was a member of the Coatesville Christian Church, a 50-year Mason and a member of the Lions Club...
Susan Maude Loving Brentlinger (12/21/11)
Susan Maude Loving Brentlinger, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly at Union Hospital on Dec. 20, 2011 at 9:38 a.m. She was born on April 28, 1946 to Wayne and Phyllis (Ashman) Loving. Susan moved to Terre Haute from Chicago in 1966. Susan is survived by her husband of 42 years, Tony Brentlinger; daughters Erin Brentlinger and Abby Livers (Tim) all of Terre Haute; Jared Brentlinger (Laura) of Greencastle; grandsons Kyle Brentlinger and Charlie Livers; sister Jan Loving of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Leona Schimpf Robinson (12/21/11)
Leona Schimpf Robinson, 91, of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011 at I.U. Health-Bloomington. She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 26, 1920, the daughter of James and Sarah Trotter. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Bradley E. Karn (12/19/11)
Bradley E. Karn, 53, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. He was born July 31, 1958 in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Larry and Joyce (Doud) Karn. Brad graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1977. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served for four years before joining the Army National Guard. He served his country for more than 21 years before retiring...
Nancy Lee Baldwin (12/18/11)
Nancy Lee Baldwin, 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. She was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Putnam County to William Culley Price and Doris Mae Oakley Price. Mrs. Baldwin was a lifetime member of Somerset Christian Church, where she served as the song leader and a member of the Ladies' Aide until 2000. The Baldwins then joined Hanna Street Baptist Church...
Charles Edward Lukenbill (12/18/11)
Charles Edward Lukenbill, age 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Born Saturday, Feb. 6, 1926 in Madison Township, Putnam County, Ind., he was the eldest child of Fred Arret and Nellie Fern (Cox) Lukenbill. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in April 1944 and was drafted in military service one month later. He served two years in the Army Signal Corps in New Delhi, India, where he became a member of the All India Fine Arts Society at age 19...
Bobby Joe Witt (12/17/11)
Bobby Joe Witt, 60, of Rockville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. He was born on Aug. 5, 1951 in Crawfordsville to Harold Witt and Geraldine Webb Witt. Bobby honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed by Campbell Construction Inc., Indianapolis...
Bobby Joe Witt (12/16/11)
Bobby Joe Witt, 60, of Rockville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. He was born on Aug. 5, 1951 in Crawfordsville to Harold Witt and Geraldine Webb Witt. Bobby honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed by Campbell Construction Inc., Indianapolis...
Doyle Bunten (12/15/11)
Doyle Bunten, age 80, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Dec. 14, 2011 at a local hospital in Tennessee. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a retired regional sales representative for IBM Corp. for more than 39 years. He was active member of the Lions Club for many years...
Charles E. Elmore (12/15/11)
Charles E. Elmore, age 92, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born July 14, 1919 in Greencastle, he was the son of Carl and Lilly (Siddons) Elmore. He was a graduate of Stilesville High School. He married Margaret (Brown) Elmore in 1945, and she preceded him in death...
Don E. Compton (12/14/11)
Don E. Compton, age 65, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Born Oct. 12, 1946 in Moreland, Ky., he was the son of William Clyde and Flossetta Pauline (Smith) Compton. He married Sandra (Pritchett) Compton on April 2, 1994, and she survives...
Daisy Lee Buttery (12/12/11)
Daisy Lee Buttery, 92, Russellville, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at her residence. Born Nov. 14, 1919 in Laurel County, London, Ky., she was the oldest of six children and the daughter of Denver Lee and Emma Victoria (Swanner) Creech. She married Silas Woodson Buttery on Dec. 26, 1938 in London, Ky. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage until his passing in 1978...
Dorothy Alice Dozier (12/13/11)
Dorothy Alice Dozier, age 83, of Greencastle, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Millpond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born Sept. 18, 1928 in Indianapolis, as the daughter of John and Ester Branham. She married Ewell J.E. Dozier April 26, 1947 in Indianapolis...
Delores Mae Stewart Proctor (12/12/11)
Delores Mae Stewart Proctor 81, of Crawfordsville, formerly of Russellville, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at Millpond Health Campus. She was born Feb. 8, 1930 at Roachdale to Floyd and Lola M. Clark Stewart. She was married to Donald W. Proctor Oct. 27, 1950 at Russellville. He died in 2000...
Wanda Carol (Shutcs) Milliman (12/08/11)
Wanda Carol (Shutcs) Milliman, 70, of Jeffersonville, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Carol was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New Albany. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed traveling and jazz music and dearly loved spending time with her family and grandchildren...
Paul W. Gibbs (12/08/11)
Paul W. Gibbs, 74, Monticello, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at the Indiana Veterans Home of West Lafayette. Born Feb. 13, 1937 in Sellersburg, Ind., he was the son of Paul G. and Alean (Bagshaw) Gibbs. Paul had lived in the Monticello community since 1996, coming from Delphi, Ind. He grew up in Roachdale...
Michael David Gilliam (12/08/11)
Michael David Gilliam, age 40, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Born April 15, 1971 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Gary Lee Gilliam and Kathleen E. Harris and was a graduate of the Cloverdale High School class of 1990. Michael was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served for 13 years...
Geraldine C. Runion (12/08/11)
Geraldine C. Runion, age 95, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1916 near Greencastle in Putnam County as the daughter of Glen and Elizabeth Hurst Clark. She graduated from Fillmore High School...
Margaret Alice Reid (12/08/11)
Margaret Alice Reid, 89, Warsaw, Mo., and formerly of Kansas City and Ava, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Sugarland, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8 at White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, Mo...
JoAnne Schlegel (12/07/11)
JoAnne Schlegel, 73, of Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, passed away Dec. 6, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bowling Green, the daughter of Harold Stwalley and Hazel Allee Stwalley. She graduated from Bowling Green High School...
Bedford L. Mitchell (12/06/11)
Bedford L. Mitchell, 79, Cloverdale, passed away on Dec. 4, 2011 at the Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born on Jan. 5, 1932 in Indianapolis and was the son of the late William Andrew and Bertha Alice (McGuire) Mitchell. He was married to Zora Belle (Blonk) Mitchell on Dec. 11, 1954, and she survives...
Marilyn Ann Zimmerman (12/06/11)
Marilyn Ann Zimmerman, 79, Coatesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 in the St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 28, 1932 in Newport, she was the daughter of Oscar I. Kersey and Pyna E. (Plumber) Kersey. She married Charles Frank Zimmerman on May 18, 1957 and he survives...
James O. Hetser (12/06/11)
James O. Hetser, age 102, of Greencastle, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Born Sept. 21, 1909 in Owen County, he was the son of Paul and Carrie Hetser. He graduated from Cloverdale High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Helen, his second wife Virginia, his daughter Mindy and his brother Hugh Hetser...
Harold Owen Seay (12/05/11)
Harold Owen Seay, 92, Jackson Township, Parke County, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born July 27, 1919 in Jackson Township near Rocky Fork Lake, the son of Thomas W. Seay and Ruth Hersey Seay. He married Julia Jean Marcum on Easter Sunday, Apri. 25, 1943 in Greencastle. She passed away in January 1986...
Robert Thomas Lowe (12/05/11)
Robert Thomas Lowe, 44, Indianapolis and Lafayette, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis on March 9, 1967 to Thomas F. and Mary Jo Davey Lowe. Bob, an Eagle Scout, graduated from Roncalli High School in 1985, received his bachelor's degree from Marian University in 1994 and earned his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003...
Robert 'Bob' Welch (12/04/11)
Robert "Bob" Welch, 70, Greencastle, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Bloomington on March 25, 1941, the son of Art and Opal Johnson Welch. He was the owner of 91 Appliance Service for several years. Survivors include his wife Sandra "Sandy" Higgins Welch; seven children and several grandchildren; brothers Jim (Karen) Welch, Texas and Charlie (Rena) Welch, Stinesville; sisters Connie (Doug) Trueblood, Greencastle, and Ann Marie Haga, Reelsville; step-daughter Dolly Markle, Clayton; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Rebecca Jo "Becky" Brothers (12/01/11)
Rebecca Jo "Becky" Brothers, age 55, of Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 26, 1956 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Joseph William and Marie (Mink) Brothers. She was a graduate of North Putnam High School, Class of 1974; Marian College, where she had been an athlete and active in three sports; and received her Master's Degree from DePauw University...