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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Obituaries from March 2012

Milus 'Hap' Heavin (03/29/12)
Milus "Hap" Heavin, of Heritage Lake, went home to be with the Lord and loved ones on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at age 89. He was born Jan. 22, 1923 in Putnam County. He was the son of Herman A. Heavin and Etta (Eggers) Heavin. He married Doris E. Spillman on Dec. 31, 1945 in Greenfield, and she preceded him in death...
Maxine B. Allee (03/28/12)
Maxine B. Allee, 94, Cloverdale, passed away on March 27, 2012 at the Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on June 27, 1917 at Quincy, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Harry Stevenson and Zora May (Scobee) Beaman. She married Ray Wesley Allee on May 24, 1941, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1991...
Terri G. Bailey (03/28/12)
Terri G. Bailey, 55, Cloverdale, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health at Danville. She was born on April 20, 1956 in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Kenneth E. Alderson and Marliee (Bonner) Alderson Muse. She married Gary K. Bailey on April 2, 1978 and he survives...
Sandra Kay Borer (03/28/12)
Sandra Kay Borer, 68, Cloverdale, passed away on March 27, 2012 at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. She was born on Jan. 13, 1944 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Clayton M. Heimsath and Betty J. (Moore) Heimsath Thomas. She was married to James Earl Borer on June 23, 1963, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2007...
Robert J. 'Bob' Howard (03/28/12)
Robert J. "Bob" Howard, 75, of Rockville and formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 13, 1936 in Marion County, he was the son of Joe and Sue Howard. He was married to Norma Sue Stanley in December 1957 until her passing in February 2002...
Michael Lee Phillips (03/27/12)
Michael Lee Phillips, 62, Williamsburg, Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Mike was born May 18, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he earned a Bronze Star. He had worked as a computer programmer analyst...
George F. Westfall (03/27/12)
George F. Westfall, 86, passed away on March 7, 2012 in Palm Beach County, Florida. Born March 26, 1925 in New Richmond, Ind., George was reared and educated in Greencastle. He attended DePauw University, and earned his master's degree at Purdue University...
Shirley Rooker (03/25/12)
Shirley Rooker, 76, of Bainbridge, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012. She was born on Oct. 2, 1935 in Putnam County to Fred Lukenbill and Nellie Cox Lukenbill. Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Mrs. Rooker was a member of Bainbridge Christian Church and attended New Maysville Community Church...
Lana B. Beck (03/25/12)
Lana B. Beck, 71, of Bainbridge, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. She was born on July 31, 1940 in Morgan County to Kenneth App and Evelyn Collier App. Mrs. Beck was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and was employed at Wal-Mart where she was the hardware department manager and worked in the fabric department. She had been a 4-H leader of the Working Farmers Club...
Lawrence 'Larry' Lee Hodge (03/23/12)
Lawrence "Larry" Lee Hodge, 75, of Cloverdale, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was born on March 4, 1937 in Putnam County. Larry served his country in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles...
Lana B. Beck (03/23/12)
Lana B. Beck, 71, of Bainbridge passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 at Bainbridge Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Banner Graphic. Arrangements entrusted to Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle...
Roberta L. Ooley (03/23/12)
Roberta L. Ooley, age 81, of Brazil died at 10:10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012 in St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born Sept. 27, 1930 in Brazil, Roberta was the daughter of Lyle and Elizabeth Thomas Reinoehl. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948. Both Roberta and her twin brother, Robert, received special recognition for having perfect attendance in school for 12 years...
Patricia Ann Speitel Frame (03/23/12)
Patricia Ann Speitel Frame, age 73, Cloverdale, passed away Thursday evening, March 22, 2012 at her residence. She was born July 25, 1938 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Richard Raymond and Helen Frances Carter Speitel. She married Joseph Thomas Frame on June 11, 1960, and they raised their children in Ivanwald at Cataract Lake...
Marilyn Bob Hunt Hoover (03/22/12)
Marilyn Bob Hunt Hoover, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Sun City, Fla. She was born Feb. 3, 1923 to Clyde and America Blanche Hunt in Fort Worth, Texas. She married William Benjamin Hoover. They were longtime residents of Greencastle, where they raised their four children...
Barbara Jane Jones (03/21/12)
Barbara Jane Jones, 68, of Roachdale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Barbara was born on June 17, 1943 in Plainville to Chester and Garnett McCallian Edwards. She graduated from Plainville High School in 1961 and the Chicago School of Beauty in 1963. She was North Putnam treasurer for 15 years and worked for the town of Roachdale for 19 years.
Dr. Robert 'Bob' L. Fuson (03/22/12)
Dr. Robert "Bob"/"Doc" L. Fuson, 80, of South Pasadena, Fla., and Winona Lake, Ind., passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence in South Pasadena. He was born in Indianapolis to Wenfred Fuson and Lucylle Mary (Wachsman) Fuson. He was married in Greencastle on June 14, 1959 to Shirley "Sue" (Smythe) Fuson, who survives...
Adam Bryan (03/22/12)
Adam Bryan, 23, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was the beloved son of Regena McGreal of Berea, Ohio, and Mark (Amee) Bryan of Bainbridge; loving grandson of Eugene and Maerene Campbell of Brook Park, Ohio, and Clark and Bonnie Bryan of Greencastle; dear brother of Wesley; and step-brothers Myles, Neal, and Jesse; and cherished nephew and cousin, and loved by many;...
Dorothy Maxine McLin Boswell (03/20/12)
Dorothy Maxine (McLin) Boswell, 84, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport, Tenn. She was born Nov. 23, 1927 in Bicknell, Ind., the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Crabb) McLin. She married Claude Boswell on May 25, 1945, and they were residents of Putnam County until the fall of 2005, when they moved to Kingsport, Tenn...
Fred Skinner (03/20/12)
Fred Skinner, 74, Rosita, Colo., died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 of an apparent heart attack. He was born June 19, 1937 in Ada, Mich., to Wallace and Echo (Roberts) Skinner Sr. He attended school in Indianapolis and served as an MP in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958...
Judge Sally H. Gray (03/18/12)
Sally H. Gray A memorial service for retired Judge Sally H. Gray of Greencastle will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 in Meharry Hall of East College at DePauw University. A reception will be held immediately after the service at the Inn at DePauw. In addition, the Putnam County Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. for anyone in town who would like to see the project that has been a large part of Sally Gray's life these last several years...
Richard D. Miller (03/18/12)
Richard D. Miller, 78, Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at his residence. He was born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Independence, Kan., and was the son of the late George Cobb and Nellie Glenn (Chaffin) Miller. Richard grew up and began his young adult life in Coalinga, Calif., before settling down in Salinas, Calif., in 1962 to raise his family. In 2005 Richard and Fern moved with family to the Greencastle/Cloverdale area...
Robert L. Meacham (03/18/12)
Robert L. Meacham, 82, of Lafayette, died at 6:05 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012, at St. Mary Healthcare Center. Robert was born Aug. 2, 1929 in Tippecanoe County, the son of the late Raymond and Gladys Ade Meacham. He graduated from Montmorenci High School and received his bachelor's degree in forestry and master's degree in education from Purdue University...
Verna Lillian Price (03/15/12)
Verna Lillian Price, age 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Born Aug. 13, 1933 in Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Lester and Cora Ethel (Thompson) Cummins. A 1951 graduate of Pulaski County High School, Lillian married James A. Price on Feb. 7, 1952, and he survives...
Irene B. Van Lieu (03/15/12)
Irene B. Van Lieu, 89, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born Feb. 13, 1923 in Estel, Ky., the daughter of John Zambenini and Anna Marietta-Zambenini. Irene was a 1941 graduate of Otter Creek High School. She was a retired bookkeeper from Shell Oil Company and a member of Scottish Rite Masons N.M.J., Valley of Indianapolis...
Loretta R. Plunkett (03/15/12)
Loretta R. Plunkett, 75, Plainfield, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Hendricks Regional Health. Born Sept. 10, 1936 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Orville and Margarete Baine Rusher. Loretta married William Plunkett in December 1966, and he survives...
Bobby Farrell Purcell (03/14/12)
Bobby Farrell Purcell, 67, Bainbridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his residence. Born Sept. 11, 1944 in Ozark, Ala., he was the son of Elmo and Corene (Baldwin) Purcell and was a 1962 graduate of Turkey Run High School. Bobby had worked at Mallory's for several years and had retired from Happico, where he was a skilled tool and die maker. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard, serving from 1972 to 1973...
Mary Margaret Berry (03/14/12)
The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Mary was 96 years old, born Dec. 7, 1915 in Putnam County, the daughter of Tarquin and Jesse (Willen) Hawkins. From a very young age, she lived with her grandparents, John Andrew and Mary (Moffett) Hawkins. She was a 1933 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Evelyn P. Taylor (03/14/12)
A graveside service for Evelyn P. Taylor, former junior high teacher and Greencastle resident for 60 years, will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery at noon on Tuesday, March 20. Mrs. Taylor passed away Oct. 27, 2011 in Orange City, Fla., at age 98...
Imogene 'Jeanne' Cummings Owen (03/13/12)
Imogene "Jeanne" Cummings Owen, 90, Indianapolis formerly of Greencastle, after a long-fought battle joined her parents, brothers and sisters on Monday, March 12, 2012. She had been extremely ill since October 2011. She was born in Cloverdale on Aug. 15, 1921 and attended the Cloverdale schools until high school. She then moved to Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1940...
Benetta O. Collins (03/13/12)
Benetta O. Collins, 64, of Greencastle, passed away at her residence on Monday, March 12, 2012. Born April 6, 1947 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Opal F. (Frazier) Burk. A 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School, she married Joseph L. Collins on Oct. 29, 1973, and he survives...
Madonna R. McCullough (03/13/12)
Madonna R. McCullough, age 90, of Crawfordsville, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012. Born Jan. 21, 1922 in Warren Township of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Herschel and Lelia M. (Shields) Rogers. A 1940 graduate of Greencastle High School, she married Earl J. McCullough, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 1972...
John Owen 'Beanie' Kennedy (03/13/12)
John Owen "Beanie" Kennedy, 74, lost his battle peacefully to Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, March 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. John was born Nov. 13, 1937 to John Gilbert Kennedy and Phyllis Mitchell Kennedy in Chicago, Ill. John lived in Linton until age 10. ...
Lloyd 'Mike' Riddle (03/12/12)
Lloyd "Mike" Riddle died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at The Waters in Greencastle. He was born May 4, 1924 in Barnard, Ind., the son of Claude Loren and Vernie Jane (Wall) Riddle. He was one of 11 children that he helped raise after the death of his father...
Mary A. Pensinger South (03/12/12)
Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette. Mrs. South was born June 9, 1910 in Brazil, the daughter of George Finley and Maggie May (Bridgewater) Houk. She married Cecil M. South on May 13, 1939 in Russellville. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1992...
Robert Wayne 'Peanut' Campbell (03/11/12)
Robert Wayne "Peanut" Campbell, 81, Danville, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was born Oct. 31, 1930 in Logansport, Ind., to Glen and Helen (Sinclair) Campbell. "Peanut" was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Phyllis J. Pace in 1950, and she survives...
Sarah Ardith Rogers Poellein (03/11/12)
Ardith Poellein, 87, of Greencastle, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 in Greencastle. Born Oct. 2, 1924 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Edward and Florence Rogers. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1943. She married Hobert Poellein on July 28, 1944...
Forest Dale Hedge (03/11/12)
Forest Dale Hedge, 80, of Roachdale passed away Sunday morning, March 11, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born on July 22, 1931 at Ladoga to Harry and Olive May Morphew Hedge. He married Patricia Cloncs on June 18, 1955 at Roachdale, and she passed away on May 17, 2004...
Mary Alice Thomas (03/11/12)
Mary Alice Thomas, 82, of Carbon, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at Indiana University Health and Hospital of Morgan County. Mary was born Aug. 2,1929 in Rockville, Ind., the daughter of Odis and Bessie (Roach) Lancaster. She married Joseph Thomas on April 6, 1946, and he survives...
Richard Eugene 'Dick' Lawson (03/09/12)
Richard Eugene "Dick" Lawson, 79, of Bainbridge, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was born on Jan. 13, 1933 in Danville to Robert Lawson and Clarel Myers Lawson. Dick served his country in the National Guard. He was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church...
Evelyn E. Peterson (03/08/12)
Evelyn E. Peterson, 97, of Lafayette, died at Franciscan Health, St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette on Friday, March 2, 2012. She had resided the past three years at St. Anthony's Healthcare. Evelyn was born in Tippecanoe County near West Lafayette on Sept. 14, 1914, the daughter of the late John Peter "Pete" and Mary Magdalena "Lena" Schilling Brown. She attended Jefferson High School...
Timothy Wayne Johnston (03/05/12)
Timothy Wayne Johnston, 46, of Barnard passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Timothy was born on June 10, 1965 at Indianapolis to Albert D. and Rozella Johnston. He graduated from North Putnam High School in 1984...
Bernice C. Zimmerman (03/04/12)
Bernice C. Zimmerman, age 93, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1918 in Union County, Ind., she was the daughter of James O. and Verna (Freeman) Plessinger. She was a 1934 graduate of Greencastle High School and graduated nurse's training in 1952, receiving her LPN degree...
Sue Ann Whitaker Searcy (03/04/12)
Sue Ann Whitaker (Barnhart) Searcy, 67, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at her residence. She was born Aug. 12, 1944 in Roachdale, daughter of the late William Robert and Emma Jane Pitman Whitaker. She married James R Searcy on Jan. 14, 1995 in Indianapolis. He survives...
Barbara Anna Bannon (03/04/12)
Barbara Anna Bannon, 80, Crawfordsville, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Williamsburg Healthcare, Crawfordsville. She was born March 27, 1931, in New Ross, Ind., to Oran F. and June (Duzane) Tharp. She married Max M. Bannon on Nov.18, 1951, in New Ross. He preceded her in death in 2008...
Brenda Jean Hinkle (03/02/12)
Brenda Jean Hinkle, age 61, of Jasonville, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Sullivan County Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1951 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Raymond Eugene and Martha Joan (Fisher) Miller and had attended Greencastle High School...
Diane McClure (03/01/12)
Diane McClure, 66, of Brazil, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Sept. 17, 1945 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lelia (Phillips) Williams. She married Bill McClure on April 6, 1973 and he survives...