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Obituaries from January 2012

Guy Prentice Gaston (01/31/12)
Guy Prentice Gaston, age 87, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 26, 1924 in Winnebago, Ill., the son of Guy and Nina Susan (McClure) Gaston Sr., he was a 1941 graduate of Belle Union High School and had attended Purdue University...
Samuel H. Kessler (01/31/12)
Arrangements for Samuel H. Kessler, 94, of Ladoga, who was found in his home Sunday morning, are pending at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home in Ladoga.
George W. 'Big G' Carter (01/29/12)
George W. "Big G" Carter, 74, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. George was born in Indianapolis on March 23, 1937, the son of George W. Carter Sr. and Dorothy (Weissmuller) Carter. He served his country in the Indiana Army National Guard...
Doris R. Stierwalt (01/29/12)
Doris R Stierwalt, 79, Quincy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Indianapolis. She was born on Oct. 28, 1932, in Vermillion County, Ind., and was the daughter of the late James Marion and Nellie Marie (Hollingsworth) Lanham. She married Oren Dale Stierwalt on Aug. 19, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 5, 1990...
Rose J. Buis (01/29/12)
Rose J. Buis, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. She was born on Dec. 3, 1923 in Putnam County to Lemuel Blue and Dovie Akins Blue. Rose was a 1941 graduate of Greencastle High School and had been employed at Mallory's, Torr's Restaurant and the Fairway Restaurant. Mrs. Buis was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary...
Charles Patrick Chittenden (01/26/12)
Charles Patrick Chittenden, 57, of Roachdale, died at Hendricks Regional Health on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. He was born on March 17, 1954 in Crawfordsville to Harold J. and Marjorie Rady Chittenden. They preceded him in death. He graduated from North Putnam High School in 1973. He worked at Steel Technology in Crawfordsville as a shipper. Before that he worked at Cold Metal of Indianapolis for 29 years...
Glen Cofer (01/26/12)
Glen Eugene Cofer, 88, Indianapolis, died Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2012 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Parke County, he was the son of William Vern Cofer and Artie Inez (Fowler) Cofer. He married Letha Louise (Irwin) Cofer on June 8, 1946...
George S. Burnett Sr. (01/25/12)
George S. Burnett Sr., 70, Clayton, died Jan. 25, 2012. He was born Sept. 12, 1941 to Tole and Berniece (Gasper) Burnett Sr. George owned and operated Burnett's Service Station in Clayton for 23 years, from 1972-1995. He then was employed by the Mill Creek School Corporation in Clayton as a custodian from 1998 until retiring in 2009...
Kieth Nelson Green (01/25/12)
Kieth Nelson Green, 76, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. He was born on Jan. 19, 1936 in Brownsburg to Edward and Mildred Wilson Green. Kieth served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves during the Korean War. He attended Purdue University, and had been employed at Avco in Cincinnati, Magnavox in Urbana, Ill., Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis, and at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle, where he served as the plant manager from 1987 until his retirement in 2004...
Jane Annis Houston Weist (01/25/12)
Jane Annis Houston Weist, 75, Cloverdale, joyously went to be with our heavenly father on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family. It was her grandest wish for everyone to know Jesus Christ, so that some day we will all be reunited in heaven for eternity. Her favorite hymn chorus was "Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along we'll understand why; cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, we'll understand it all by and by."...
Patty Mae Hurst-Mettert (01/24/12)
Patty Mae Hurst-Mettert, 79, Franklin, passed away on Jan. 22, 2012 at Franklin. She was born on Aug. 23, 1932 in Vermillion County, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucille (Lamb) Williams. She married George A. Hurst on June 22, 1957 and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1985. She then married Michael J. Mettert on July 4, 1991, and he survives...
Patricia Arburn Carey Aikin (01/24/12)
Patricia Arburn Carey Aikin, Indianapolis and Coatesville, was born Nov. 25, 1926 and died Jan. 19, 2012, in Brownsburg. She was the daughter of Mary Ruth Arburn Carey and Arthur Elias Carey (both deceased). She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack William Aikin, and siblings, Mary Ruth Carey Beaning, Dr. Joan Carey Beaning and Joseph Carey...
Sharon Sue Call King (01/24/12)
Sharon Sue Call King, 70, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. She was born on Oct. 27, 1941 in Morton to Rex O. Call and Mary F. Ensor Call. Sharon was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and had been employed at I.A.C., F.B. Distro and Mallory...
Esther L. Plain (01/23/12)
Esther L. Plain (nee Bowen) passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle at the age of 95 with her daughter, Jean Dell, at her bedside. Esther was born on Aug. 3, 1916, in her grandparents' farmhouse in Fulton County, and prior to moving to Greencastle to be near her daughter in September 2011, she had been a resident of Hartsfield Village in Munster for 12 years and had lived in Lake County for more than 70 years, residing in Crown Point, Hammond, Dyer and Munster...
Sharon Sue King (01/22/12)
Sharon Sue King, 70, Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22. Services are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Clara Newgent (01/22/12)
Clara Newgent, 97, Crawfordsville, died Friday at Whitlock House. Born Feb. 8, 1914 at Salem, Wis., she was the daughter of William and Clara (Malzahn) Bruenning. She had been a buyer for G.C. Murphy's. She was educated in Salem (Wis.) schools. She was preceded in death by husbands Barney Fossum, Melvin Coffman and Clyde Newgent...
Richard Warren Mishler (01/22/12)
Richard Warren Mishler, age 50, of Greencastle, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1961 in Greencastle, he was the son of Warren E. and Betty N. (Rollins) Mishler, and a 1979 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Mildred L. 'Millie' Edwards (01/22/12)
Mildred L. "Millie" Edwards, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. She was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Greencastle to Clifford and Dorothy (Stewart) Monnett. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Brian) Haymond and Judy (Jerry) White; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Edwards; grandchildren Kristy, Stephanie, Nick, Steve and Bradley; three great-grandchildren and granddogs. ...
Kathryn S. Nickell (01/22/12)
Kathryn S. Nickell, 97, of Coatesville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21 in the Mill Pond Health Care Facility in Greencastle. Born Oct. 14, 1914 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Joseph Rhea Sullivan and Emma E. (Newman) Sullivan. She married Frank Nickell and he preceded her in death...
Rylee Mackenzi Wood (01/22/12)
Infant Rylee Mackenzi Wood, three-week-old daughter of Rebecca "Becky" McCarty and Ethan Wood, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Rylee was born on Dec. 31, 2011 in Danville. Survivors include her parents; a big brother, Ryan Plessinger; grandparents, Lynda McCarty, David McCarty, Tracie Gibson and Charles Wood; and her aunts, Katie McCarty, Sarah McCarty, Chastine Shillings, and Brittni Grimes...
Barbara Ann Davis (01/22/12)
Barbara Ann Davis, 70, of Roachdale, passed away at her residence on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. She was born on Oct. 19, 1941 at Barnard to Vitus M. and Susie Clements Clemens. She married Alvin Victor Davis on May 5, 1989 and he passed away on Aug. 17, 1997. She was a homemaker...
Cassell Grubb (01/22/12)
Cassel Grubb died on Jan. 1, 2012. He was born in Palmyra, Pa., on July 23, 1923 and was the son of Pennsylvania Germans, William M. Grubb and Alva Cassel Grubb. On Dec. 26, 1948 he married Bernice Flanagan, his wife of 63 years, in Highland Park, Ill., and she survives...
Charles E. Inman (01/20/12)
Charles E. Inman 66, of Ladoga, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at Witham Memorial Hospital, Lebanon. He was born on Feb. 9, 1945 at Greencastle to Wilbur and Elsie Cofer Inman. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church. Charles retired from RR Donnelly's at Crawfordsville where he was a material handler. He also was driver for Standard Oil and had worked at P.R. Mallory's in Greencastle...
Joann Capps (01/18/12)
Joann Capps, 72, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She was born March 11, 1939 to Clarence and Therla Sobolic in Larimore, N.D. She met her husband of 50 years Phil Capps when he was in the Air Force...
Helen M. Barker (01/18/12)
Mrs. Helen M. Barker, 90, Peru, Ind., formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. She was born June 27, 1921 in Terre Haute, to Raymond and Claudia L. (Akers) Cunningham. She married Ralph L. Barker on Oct. 12, 1940 in Roachdale. He preceded her in death in 2003...
William E. Williams (01/17/12)
William "Bill" E. Williams, 38, of Reelsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Bill was born Jan. 29, 1973 in Terre Haute, the son of William Dean and Patricia Kay (Southard) Williams. Bill graduated from Southern High School in Stronghurst, Ill., with the class of 1991 and then graduated from Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1992 with a degree in Automotive Technology...
Rev. Frank Bunn Sr. (01/17/12)
Rev. Frank Bunn Sr., 89, rural North Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born Jan. 14, 1923 in Olney, Ill., the son of Frank Solomon and Nellie Fisher Bunn. He was the pastor for the past 23 years at New Maysville Community Church and had previously been a pastor at several area churches...
Carl E. Lockhart (01/17/12)
Carl E. Lockhart, 84, of Plainfield, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. He was born on Sept. 8, 1927 and was the son of the late Charles B. and Mary E. (Jones) Lockhart. Carl graduated from Quincy High School, served his country in the Army Air Force and graduated from Indiana University with a BS in geology...
Rev. Glendon Carl Dixon Sr. (01/17/12)
Rev. Glendon Carl Dixon Sr., age 84, of Brookville, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at his residence. Born Aug. 6, 1927 in Ashburn, Mo., he was the son of the late Jesse Dow and Trulla Bernadine (Troutner) Dixon. On May 6, 1956 he and the former Quannah Scott were united in marriage, and she survives...
Richard L. Harlan (01/17/12)
Richard L. Harlan died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the age of 65 at the Valparaiso VNA Hospice. He was the oldest child of Robert and Bernice (Crumley) Harlan of Lafayette, Ind. Dick was a resident of Valparaiso for the past 20 years. Born in Williamsport, Ind., on Sept. 22, 1946, Dick Harlan was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University...
Elizabeth A. 'Betty' Wathen (01/13/12)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Wathen, 84, of Poland passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. She was born on Dec. 3, 1927 in New York to Orlando Pfaltz and Marian Dachenhousen Pfaltz. Mrs. Wathen was a graduate of Queens College and was an X-ray technician for Dr. Beelers and Silver in Indianapolis for more than 35 years. Betty was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
John E. 'Elvis' Capps (01/12/12)
John E. "Elvis" Capps, 66, of Reelsville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. He was born on March 24, 1945 in Hendricks County to Elmer L. Capps and Clonia P. Spear Capps. Johnny had worked at Area 30 and was a retired roofer. He was a former member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge 409...
Sylvia Mae (Young) Bauer (01/11/12)
Sylvia Mae (Young) Bauer, 81 of Belton, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 7. Mrs. Bauer was born Feb. 19, 1930 in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Clifford L. and Virgie Alice (Lyons) Young. On May 22, 1947 she was united in marriage with Edwin Walter Bauer Jr. in Topeka, where they made their home until 1954 when the family moved to Kansas City. In 1992 they moved to Peculiar, Mo. Mr. Bauer passed away on July 23, 1994...
Clara Ann Rutenberg (01/10/12)
Clara Ann Rutenberg, 79, Cloverdale, passed away on Jan. 9, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 17, 1932 at Shelbyville, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Fred and Willa Everman (Elder) Sorden. She was married to Charles Lee Rutenberg on Sept. 22, 1958, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2002...
Eugene 'Gene' D. Lindsey (01/09/12)
Eugene "Gene" D Lindsey, 55, Coatesville, peacefully went to Our Lord Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at his home, surrounded by all his loved ones. He was a true warrior against his long, 12-year battle with cancer, with a strong will and positive attitude. He amazed many by beating the odds against him many times...
Curtis F. 'Curt' Batty (01/09/12)
Curtis F. "Curt" Batty, age 51, of Mooresville passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. He was born on March 31, 1960 in Indianapolis to Fred F. and Carolyn Brown Batty. He married the former Kay Phipps on Feb. 6, 2001. She survives. Curt was a very loving husband and father...
Juanita Irwin (01/06/12)
Mrs. Juanita Irwin, age 72, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 6, 1939 in Vevay, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles William and Jeanette (Monroe) Birkemeier. She was a 1957 graduate of Reelsville High School...
Morris Glenn Ogles (01/06/12)
Morris Glenn Ogles, 87, Belle Union, went to join the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospice, after a brief illness. Morris Glenn was born on June 6, 1924. He was the son of the late Johnie and Edna (Clearwaters) Ogles. He was born and raised in Belle Union and was married to Helen (Dozier) Ogles on September 11, 1943...
Edgar Bayliff (01/05/12)
Edgar Bayliff, 84, a longtime Kokomo resident and practicing lawyer for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Ed was born Feb. 23, 1927, to Henry Arthur Bayliff and Grace Eva (Bourn) Bayliff in Hazelwood in Hendricks County. He was married for 62 years to the former Betty Lou Whitman, who survives...
Mary Lou Etter (01/05/12)
Mrs. Mary Lou (Gorham) Etter, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born Aug. 26, 1917 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Sherman D. and Bessie (Crawley) Earley and was a 1934 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Clara M. Terry (01/04/12)
Clara M. Terry, 97, Belle Union, passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at the Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on Oct. 30,1914 in Clay County, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ida (Shofer) Altemiller. She married Norman R. Terry on Feb. 17, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1998...
Marion McCauley Cook (01/04/12)
Marion Cook, 95, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at Garden Villa Nursing Facility, Station 4, in Bloomington. She has taken the last journey. Marion Louise McCauley was born March 7, 1916 in Rock Island, Ill. She was one of five children born to Anna Hunt McCauley and Hope W. McCauley: Ruth, William, Robert, Marion and Margaret...
William E. Knauer (01/03/12)
William E. "Bill" Knauer, 83, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. He was born on June 16, 1928 in Parke County to William J. Knauer and Hazel E. Phelps Knauer. Bill was a graduate of Greencastle High School and had worked at Otto's Gas in Brazil...
Fern Marie Mohler (01/02/12)
Fern Marie Mohler, 100, Greencastle, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. She was born March 25, 1911 in Parkersburg, the daughter of Charles and Myrtle Wolverton Cole. Fern was a 1929 graduate of Clinton Center High School and was a member of Costa Mesa Women's Club...
JoAnn 'JoJo' Ridge Meehan (01/03/12)
JoAnn "JoJo" Ridge Meehan, 84, of South Bend, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle. She was born in Adrian, Mich., on March 4, 1927 to the late Everett and Julia (Craig) Meehan. JoJo graduated from Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill., and earned her B.A. degree in sociology from DePauw University in Greencastle...
Adriann Nichole Holt (01/02/12)
Adriann Nichole Holt, infant daughter of Kimberly Nichole Long and Jesse Lee Holt, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Adriann was born on Oct. 18, 2011 in Indianapolis. She was the little sister of Savannah Monnett, Grant Long, Gavon Long, Johnathon Holt and Kane Holt...
Geneva Faye 'Hound' Fox (01/02/12)
Geneva Faye "Hound" Fox, 80, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. She was born on March 30, 1931 in Morehead, Ky., to Ora Russell Gilkison and Lucy Sloan Gilkison. A graduate of Rowan County Kentucky High School, she married Grover C. Fox on June 16, 1949 in southern Indiana, and they farmed in Holton, Ind...
Mary Louise Allaben (01/02/12)
Mary Louise Allaben, 85, passed away Dec. 20, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur B. Allaben. She was born April 10, 1926 in Rockford, Ill., to George and Georgia Sowles. She was a devoted housewife and caretaker of her family. Mary Lou is survived by her loving children, Martha Adams, Charles, Gregory, John and David Allaben. She is the grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one...
Mary Jane Nichols (01/02/12)
Mary Jane Nichols, 81, of Fillmore passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. She was born on Sept. 9, 1930 neaer Stilesville at the historic Rising Hall home on U.S. 40, to Cecil L. Nichols and Kathleen Oursler Nichols. Mary Jane was a 1947 graduate of Fillmore High School and attended business college in Indianapolis...