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Obituaries from January 2013

James A. Martindale (01/31/13)
James A. Martindale, age 91, of Muncie, formerly of Cambridge City, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at West Minster Village. Born Sept. 28, 1921 in Richmond to Voyle and Margaretta Horner Martindale, he was a resident of Cambridge City from 1921 to 1945 and also Greencastle from 1962 to 2008...
Dorothy Lucille 'Lou' Roach (01/29/13)
Dorothy Lucille "Lou" (Williamson) Roach, 86, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in Carmel. She was a resident of Whiteland. Lou was born June 30, 1926 in Cloverdale to Tom and Beulah (Mitscher) Williamson. She was a teacher's aide for 15 years at Indianapolis Public Schools...
John W. McFarland (01/29/13)
John W. McFarland, age 89, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Asbury Towers. Born Aug. 16, 1923 in Elkton, Tenn., he was the son of Henry and Addie (Gowan) McFarland. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, having served in World War II and was a technical sergeant serving on the Gold Coast of Africa...
Teresa Ann O'Neal (01/29/13)
Teresa Ann O'Neal, 53, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was born on Jan. 20, 1960 in Greencastle to Robert E. Greene and Kathryn Wittenmyer Greene. Teresa was a 1978 graduate of North Putnam High School and had been employed at F.B. Distro for 24 years...
Gretchen P. Bray (01/29/13)
Gretchen P. Bray, 83, of Switz City, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Lyons Health and Living Center. Born June 22, 1929 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Carl Dexter and Agnes (Flater) Pearson. Gretchen worked at REMC for 19 years in customer service...
Richard F. 'Doc' Wilson (01/28/13)
Richard F. "Doc" Wilson, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Doc was living in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his daughter, Martha and son-in-law, Donald Sutherlen. Doc was born on Aug. 5, 1922 in Bainbridge, the son of the late Thomas Freeman and Lillie May (Staggs) Wilson. He lived in Bainbridge and attended Bainbridge High School...
William P. Zweck (01/28/13)
William P. Zweck, 67, Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He retired from IMI 13 years ago and loved taking care of his beloved farm and animals. William enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, spending time with his friends, and taking care of Jane, the love of his life...
Finnigan Louis Roach (01/28/13)
Finnigan Louis Roach, infant son of Daniel S. Roach and Christina L. Coons Roach was stillborn on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. In addition to his parents, Finn is also survived by his big brother, Sawyer Roach; maternal grandparents, Douglas and Pamela Coons of Greencastle, and Cindy Allen of Tennessee; paternal grandparents, Michael and Rebecca Roach of Coatesville; great-grandparents, Fred and Lynne Davis of Tennessee and Charlotte and Lonnie Curd of Bowling Green, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.. ...
John D. Pershing (01/25/13)
John D. Pershing, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. John was born on Dec. 2, 1924 in Elnora, Ind., to John Pershing and Isabelle Owen Pershing. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the Timberwolves 104th Infantry Division...
Richard A. 'Rick' Fulford (01/24/13)
Richard A. "Rick" Fulford, 53, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Rick was born on March 10, 1959 in Greencastle, to Lindell L. Fulford and Thelma M. Treadway Fulford. His father and a sister, Linda Mahurin, preceded him in death...
Lisa Von Tress (01/24/13)
Lisa Von Tress passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Pavia Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after an extended illness. Lisa worked as Greencastle city planner under Mayor Nancy Michael's administration. She was also a licensed realtor at Collins-Evans and worked part time in various Greencastle restaurants, meeting what she always believed "were some of the best people in the mid-west."...
Mary M. Farrell (01/23/13)
Mary M. Farrell, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. She was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Ghent, W.V. the daughter of Robert and Lottie (Waddell) Bryant. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Farrell Sr. She is survived by a son, George E. ...
James McDonald Majors (01/21/13)
James McDonald Majors, 88, of Roachdale, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born Dec. 24, 1924 in Warren County, Ky., to James Hershel Majors and Ora Frances Tinsley Majors. Mr. Majors attended Parkersburg Christian Church and retired from Union Carbide after 25 years...
Marvin Kerns Long (01/21/13)
Marvin Kerns Long, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Danville, Ill., the son of Marvin E. Long and Bertha Kerns Long. Marvin attended Danville (Ill.) High School, graduating in 1944. Marvin was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and loved playing the game in his youth. In 1943, prior to being drafted into World War II, Marvin tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals farm team. He was honorably discharged from the Army on July 2, 1945...
Pamela A. Stone (01/21/13)
Pamela A. (Page) Stone, 61, of Bainbridge, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at her home. She was born July 16, 1951 in Anderson. She was employed by Adesa Corp. in recon quality control, by Cox's Plant Farm in Clayton, and Beasley's Orchard in Danville, for the past 15 years...
Michael Lee Garrett (01/21/13)
Michael Lee Garrett, 59, Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born in Delaware County, the son of Bradley Garrett and Thelma Landess. Mike attended Purdue University and was most recently employed at IVC in Brazil...
Jack Arthur Hauk (01/20/13)
Jack Arthur Hauk, 77, Spencer, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 1, 1935 in Indianapolis, and was the son of the late Ralph Edgar and Edith (Thompson) Hauk. He married Martha Velma (Matthews) Hauk on May 7, 1959, and she survives...
Michael Leo Smith (01/18/13)
Michael Leo Smith, 56, of Rockville, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1956 in Clinton, Ind. He was the son of Morris L. and Eleanor Craycraft Smith. Mike was a graduate of Turkey Run High School. He was a farmer in Greene Township and the owner of MLS Excavating LLC...
Catherine Ann Bean (01/16/13)
Catherine Ann Bean, formerly on the staff of Roy O. West Library at DePauw University, died of Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born at Fort G.G. Meade, Md., she was the daughter of Chaplain James Corey Bean and Catherine Bickham Bean. After an adventurous childhood in an Army family that moved from Maryland to Texas to France to California and Illinois, she came to Greencastle as a sixth grader, graduated from Greencastle High School in 1967...
Joan Hatfield Logan (01/15/13)
Joann (Sutton) Hatfield Logan, 69, Russellville, Ala., passed away on Friday, Jan.11, 2013 at Burns Nursing Home. Born Nov. 11, 1943 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Archie and Bernice Hatfield. She is survived by her companion, David Lee Rogers; children Darryl Sutton (wife, Vicki), Beech Grove, Kevin Sutton (wife, Kathy), Indianapolis, and Kim Sutton (husband, Larry), Russellville, Ala.; grandchildren John Sutton, Torri Sutton, Kyle Sutton, Miranda Pinnick (husband, Chris) and Ashley Sutton; great-grandchildren Kelby, Hayden, Justin, Makayla, Brayden; siblings Tom Hatfield (wife, Jean) and Pat Hardesty; and a host of nieces and nephews.. ...
Vickey Ann (Carroll) Durbin (01/15/13)
Vickey Ann (Carroll) Durbin passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was the beloved wife to Bill Durbin, mother to Brent Durbin, grandmother to Orion and Alexander Durbin, daughter to James and Sue Ann Carroll and sister to Jamie (Carroll) Peacock...
Mary Jane Wolf (01/15/13)
Mary Jane Wolf, 91, of Greenfield, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of John Cleveland and Martha L. (Clodfelter) Vermillion. Mary Jane had 28 Clodfelter cousins and numerous Vermillion cousins and she valued her extended family...
Neva Gail Vermillion (01/13/13)
Neva Gail Vermillion, 70, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. She was born on Feb. 8, 1942 in Anderson to David Wayne Roach and Lula Sigler Roach. Neva was a long-time member of the Greencastle Seventh-day Adventist Church, and had been employed at P.R. Mallory and TechnoTrim. She retired from Putnam County Hospital where she had worked as a cook...
Cynthia Sue Stantz (01/13/13)
Cynthia Sue (Demaree) Stantz, 50, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Cindy was born in Indianapolis on Dec. 7, 1962, the daughter of Jerry and Peggy (Sears) Demaree. She was a 1981 graduate of Clay City High School...
Gene O. Richardson (01/13/13)
Gene O. Richardson, age 82, Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. He was born on Aug. 26, 1930 in Montgomery County. He was the son of the late Orville and Lula (Summers) Richardson. He was a tool-and-die maker, and the husband of Bessie Richardson for 51 years...
Mildred M. 'Midge' Harlos (01/13/13)
Mildred Marie "Midge" Harlos, 95, Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon. Mrs. Harlos was born May 8, 1917, in Boone County, on a farm that her parents obtained through a land grant. She was the daughter of the late Asa Clarence and Della Elzina (Roth) Warren...
John R. Arnold (01/10/13)
John R. Arnold, 72, of Ladoga, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013 at Hickory Creek at Sunset at Greencastle. He was born on Aug. 17, 1940 at Greencastle to Wilbert H. and Winnie L. Knauer Arnold. They preceded him in death. John graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1958, and most of his life he was a farmer...
Phyllis M. Hadley (01/08/13)
Phyllis M. Hadley, 77, Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. She was born in Anderson, Ind., on April 26, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Stella (Brown) Perry. She was married on March 19, 1955 to Wilbur B. "Bill" Perry, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2005, after 50 golden years of marriage...
Roger Adam Morrison (01/06/13)
Roger Adam Morrison, 75, of Linden, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Streator, Ill., on July 9, 1937. He graduated from Cornell High School in Cornell, Ill., and received his bachelor's degree in forestry from Iowa State University...
Mae Terry (01/06/13)
Mae Terry, 95, Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on March 21, 1917 in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Floy Lee and Lennie Murl "Sally" (Terry) Turner. She was married to Dennis Byrl "Red" Terry on June 27, 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1967...
Burl W. 'Bink' Clark (01/04/13)
Burl W. "Bink" Clark, age 87, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Robert M. Walkosak Jr. (01/06/13)
Robert M. "Bob" Walkosak Jr., age 52, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Born June 14, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Robert M. and Kathryn M. (Keim) Walkosak. He was a graduate of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., and Penn State University, where he received a degree in chemical engineering...
Joseph Rexell Boyd (01/04/13)
Joseph Rexell Boyd, age 59, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at his residence. Born Oct. 4, 1953 in Greencastle, he was the son and fourth child of Rexell A. and Dorothy (Wells) Boyd, and they preceded him in death. He was graduated in 1975 from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., with a B.A. in political science, following his graduation in 1971, from Greencastle High School. He had also attended Indiana University...
Jeffrey A. Ruff (01/04/13)
Jeffrey A. Ruff, 55, of Cherry Valley, Ark., formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.. He was born Jan.18, 1957 in Indianapolis to James and Mary McDaniel Ruff. Among his survivors are his daughter, Amber Ruff, and his sister, Judy Pritchard of Greencastle...
Rev. Dr. Paul Keith Main (01/04/13)
Rev. Dr. Paul Keith Main, 81, Greencastle, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Mill Pond Health Campus. He was born in Greenfield on May 22, 1931, the son of Clarence B. and Ruth Elnora Shields Main. He was a 1949 graduate of Clayton High School. He later graduated from Hanover College and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and received his doctorate from Indiana University...
Patricia A. Newgent (01/04/13)
Patricia A. Newgent, 78, of Sebring, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. She was born in Urbana, Ill., on May 29, 1934, the daughter of William Roy and Mabel Rogers Livesay. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1952. She moved from Greencastle to Sebring in 1960 and retired from Highlands Abstract and Title Co...
Jerry W. Mann (01/03/13)
Jerry W. Mann passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at his home in Greencastle with his wife by his side. He was born on Dec. 16, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Miss., to Gertrude and Fred Amacher. After the death of his father on Aug. 8, 1944, his mother married Leonard Mann, who adopted Jerry and was a loving stepfather...
Eric Lane McNary (01/02/13)
Eric Lane McNary, 44, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born in Greencastle, grew up in the Chicago area and lived in Detroit for the past 18 years. Eric was a graphic artist and a gifted musician who performed with several bands in the Detroit area...
David A. Baird (01/02/13)
David A. Baird, 67, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. He was born on April 6, 1945 to Harry Clifford and Olive B. Everman Baird in Crawfordsville. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1963. He was a carpenter, farmer and rural mail carrier...
James R. Sparks (01/02/13)
James R. Sparks Sr., 76, Plainfield, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born on Sept. 10, 1936 in Owensboro, Ky., he was the son of Carl and Hazel Henning Sparks. He married Donelda Terry on Aug. 29, 1981. James was a driver for Roland's Golden Memories Retirement Club for 10 years. Previously he was a truck driver for Koger Inc. and Neier Trucking Company. He also had the honor of serving as a fireman and a police officer in Greencastle...