Obituaries from April 2012
Devin Fellows, 57, Reelsville, passed away April 27, 2012 at Methodist Hospital. He was the son of the late Douglas and Bessie Fellows. He married Sharon Urton in 1973, she survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Felicia Tindal and husband Jonathan; two grandchildren, Riley and Payton; brother David Fellows (Brenda); sister Sandra Hansen; brother-in-law Raymond Urton (Lori); grandmother Kathryn White; nieces Michelle Fellows, Mindy Hyde, Annaleah and Jerilynn Urton and Leigh Hinnefeld (Jon); nephews Larry Hansen and Brent Urton (Kelly); aunts Loretta Wall (Herbert) and Mae Sanders; and several cousins.. ...
M. Ruth Cunningham
M. Ruth Cunningham, 92, of Cloverdale, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at her residence. The daughter of Earl and Lula Bell (Snowden) Lashbrook, Ruth was born Oct. 6, 1919 in Indianapolis. A homemaker, she had worked as a secretary...
Norman 'Scott' Frost
Norman "Scott" Frost, age 66, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa, he was the son of Norman A. and Thyra (Lucart) Frost, and was a 1963 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Jason Wayne Hayman
Jason Wayne Hayman, 34, Fillmore, passed away on April 24, 2012 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 30, 1977 at Greencastle, and was the son of James S. and Judy A. (Zimmerman) Hayman. He was married to Lisa (Stremlow) Hayman on March 17, 2003 and she survives...
Effie J. Malicoat
Effie J. Malicoat, 88, of Bainbridge, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was born on March 27, 1924 in Somerset, Ky. to Herbert W. McGraw and Damie L. Abbott McGraw. She married Pleasant C. Malicoat on Feb. 11, 1939 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1994...
Richard Harold 'Dick' Ward
On this day, we lovingly send our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to meet with his heavenly father. Richard Harold Ward, 92, left this earth on Saturday, April 22, 2012 in Lafayette. Richard (or as everyone called him, Dick) was born on March 7, 1920 in Montgomery County to Homer Bratton and Myrtle Everson Ward. He farmed for more than 70 years in Montgomery County...
Marylee Aker McCammack
Marylee Aker McCammack, age 87, Greencastle, passed away Friday morning. She was born in Reelsville on March 20, 1925 the daughter of Forest and Lucille Mace Aker. She married Myron McCammack and he preceded her on September 9, 2009. She had taught school for 19 years at Fillmore and Northwest High School and had co-owned Fineline Fabrics in Indianapolis with her husband. She was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Greencastle...
Billy R. Wilson
Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Coal City, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the home of his daughter. He was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Quebec, Tennessee, the son of Thomas E. Wilson and Eula Mae Steele. Billy retired from Rexnord Link-Belt, Bearing Division as a department foreman with 36 years of experience...
Jessie H. Perdue
Jessie H. Perdue, 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012. He was born on Dec. 19, 1929 in Lafayette, Tenn. to Ezra Perdue and Gertha Cliburn Perdue. Jessie was one of 17 children. Jessie married Virginia Sanders on July 16, 1948, and she preceded him in death on May 16, 1991...
Sandra L. Langston
Sandra L. Langston, 66, of Cloverdale, passed away April 19, 2012. Born January 10, 1946 in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of Paul T. and Doris Doran Aarrestad. She married Jack Langston on Jan. 7, 1966 and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband Jack, daughter Shannon Robinson and husband Shannon and grandchildren Megan S. and Damon M. Robinson...
Carl G. Johnson
Carl G. Johnson, 75, Fillmore, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012. He was born Nov. 23, 1936 to Harry E. Johnson and Katherine Borkjman, both of whom are deceased. Carl had three siblings, the late Charles E. Johnson and LaReata B. Berard and LaNora B. Miller, both of whom survive...
Anna Mae Swearingen
Anna Mae Swearingen, 90, of Brazil passed away April 15, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Clay County, the daughter of Ross O. Swearingen and Clara Hamm Swearingen.
She graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1940.
As a young lady, Anna Mae worked for both Modern Cleaners and Schepplers Cleaners. She later went on to work for IBM Corp. in a clerical position for 31 years, retiring in 1987...
Lorraine H. Pronckus
Lorraine H. Pronckus, 88, of Bainbridge, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012. She was born on Dec. 18, 1923 in St. Paul, Minn., to John and Anna Brunner. Mrs. Pronckus was a member of Bainbridge United Methodist Church, founding member of the Bainbridge Improvement Society, a member of the Ladies Shrine Auxiliary of Putnam County, past president VFW Post 1550 Ladies Auxiliary, and past president of the St. Paul American Legion...
Wayne Cowan, 74, of LeRoy, Ill., passed away at 4:41 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Wayne was born May 14, 1937 in Clay, Ky., to Chester and Mary Kathryn Hopper Cowan. He married Linda D. Miller on Aug. 1,1976 in Heyworth, Ill., and she survives in LeRoy...
Lorraine H. Pronckus
Lorraine H. Pronckus, 88, of Bainbridge, passed away Sunday evening, April 15, 2012.
Funeral services are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Julia Jean Morlan
Julia Jean Morlan, 71, of Carbon, Ind., passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, after a brief illness. She was born in Greencastle on May 28, 1940, the daughter of Dallas and Leaettia (McMurray) King. She graduated from Brazil High School...
Stanley R. Fite
Stanley R. Fite, 68, of Cloverdale, Ind., passed away April 11, 2012. He worked in plumbing management for Fite Plumbing, previously an owner/operator for Century Oil. He was a member of the Plainfield Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. Surviving are daughters Dawn Smallwood, Judith Zerface and Cherie Lee; son Bill Fite; brothers Carl, Dale and Tim Fite; seven grandchildren, Erike, Zach, Logan, Audra, Abbey, Dexter and Allie; and a great-grandchild, Easton...
Willie Belle Williams
Willie Belle Williams, age 93, of Spencer, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Owen Valley Health Campus. Born Feb. 9, 1919 in New Castle, Ky., she was the daughter of Arthur and Nancy Carter and was a graduate of Greencastle High School...
Gary Leon Haltom
Gary Leon Haltom, 63, of Cloverdale, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012. Gary was an accomplished auto body repairman. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, being outdoors and music. He is survived by one son, Greg Haltom of Lafayette; one daughter, LeEtta Haltom of Martinsville; two stepchildren, Truman Vinson IV and Lisa Vinson-Hughes; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Paris, Lyndell Bixler and Mardenna Boler; and one brother. Glenn Haltom...
Gilbert 'Gib' Hassler
Gilbert "Gib" Hassler, 83, of Brazil, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, following a long neurological illness, Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). Gib was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Reelsville, the son of Glenn and Pearl (Schroer) Hassler. Gib graduated from Reelsville High School with the class of 1946. During high school, he was a part of the basketball team that was later inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame...
Mary Isabelle Frame Luzar
Mary Isabelle Frame Luzar, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at her home on the family farm near Cloverdale. Born in Ladoga on Sept. 24, 1920, Isabelle was the daughter of the late Bertie Frantz and Mary Rebecca (Davis) Frame. Mary Isabelle graduated from Roachdale High School in 1937 and with her mother, managed Frame Nursing Home in Indianapolis...
Bonita Hadley, 93, Eminence, passed away on April 10, 2012, at the Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on Nov. 12, 1918 at Centerton, Ind., and was the daughter of the late William and Rachel (Culver) Lehr. She married S. G. "Sam" Hadley on Dec. 12, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1979...
Gale M. Williams
Gale M. Williams, age 58, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Born Feb. 22, 1954 in Hamilton, Bermuda, she was the daughter of James Howell and Bertha Marshall. Gale previously worked as a stockroom attendant. Survivors include her father; son Kevin Steele (Melissa); brother Larry Branham; grandson Nathen Romandine; niece Jaime Branham; nephew Nick Branham; and her beloved dog Choo Choo...
Jerry H. Meece
Jerry H. Meece, 68, of Greencastle, formerly of Danville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2012. Jerry was born June 28, 1943 in Somerset, Ky., to Ellis and Geneva Meece. He was married to Sara "Angel" (Tracy) Meece for 26 years. Jerry was an auto mechanic for many years in the Danville area, living in Danville and Heritage Lake for more than 53 years...
Marvin Lee Crafton
Marvin Lee Crafton, 76, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 following a long illness. Marvin was born on July 23, 1935 in Clay County, the son of Glenn and Ferne (Stoelting) Crafton. He was reared by Ernest Mills...
Ronald Harold McCammack
Ronald Harold McCammack, 77, of Terre Haute, formerly of Belle Union, passed away March 30, 2012. Born Oct. 21, 1934, he was the beloved son of Harold and Geraldine McCammack. He was a 1955 graduate of Belle Union High School. Ron is survived by sisters, Gloria Mayo of Greencastle, and Marjorie Zenor of Fairfax, Va.; brothers Glenn McCammack of Sun City, Ariz., and Marshall McCammack of Sebastion, Fla., and Delphi, Ind. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews...
Doris J. Johnson
Doris J. Johnson of Fillmore passed away on Saturday, March 31. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Ora B. Lane, both deceased. She married Carl G. Johnson in 1962 and he survives. The had one daughter, Carla J. (Johnson) Arnold and one granddaughter, Shaye Jeane...
Fred J. Hasting
Fred J. Hasting Sr., 60, Van Bibber Lake Estates, ended his four-year battle with cancer at home on Monday, April 2, 2012. Fred was born on Aug. 22, 1951 in Hamlet, Ind., to Donald and Betty (Starkey) Hasting. He graduated from Oregon-Davis High School in 1969. He was a machinist for 32 years...
Joseph Clayton Ban
Joseph Clayton Ban, 47, Roachdale, ended his courageous battle with cancer at his home on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Joe was born Aug. 4, 1964 in Indianapolis to Velta Sutton Ban, who survives, and Frank J. Ban, who preceded him in death in 2011. He graduated from Danville Community High School in 1982...
Diana Marlene Buis
Diana Marlene Buis, age 75, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012 at her residence. Marlene went to be with the Lord and her loved ones. She was born on Sept. 7, 1936 in Hazelwood. She married Lewis Leon Buis on Nov. 12, 1949, and he survives. She attended Stilesville High School and was a member of the Putnamville United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women...