Wendell Brattain

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wendell I. Brattain, 80, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Danville Regional Health.

Born in Parke County, he was the son of James Eldon and Hila (Cornwell) Brattain.

A 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School, he was a retired mail carrier and a long-time farmer in Putnam County. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodges of Bainbridge and Greencastle, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, several swine associations and an active supporter of Putnam County 4-H.

He married Shirley (Herbert) Brattain on May 4, 1951. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Marsha Brattain; two sons, W. Kent Brattain and wife Kim, and Marshall Brattain, all of Greencastle; sister Kathryn Singleton, Davis, Calif., and three grandchildren.

His parents and daughter Pamela Brattain preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor J. Daeshner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Masonic service is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tamworth Swine Youth Scholarship, 621 N. CR 650 W. Greencastle, 46135.

Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to inbth@keystonegroup.com.