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Becky Brothers, 1956-2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rebecca Jo "Becky" Brothers, age 55, of Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 26, 1956 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Joseph William and Marie (Mink) Brothers.

She was a graduate of North Putnam High School, Class of 1974; Marian College, where she had been an athlete and active in three sports; and received her Master's Degree from DePauw University.

Becky has given 30 years of service to the South Putnam High School, first as a teacher and coach, and the last 18 years as a guidance counselor.

She was active in the Roachdale Christian Church, Friend of the St. John's United Church of Christ, P.I.E. Coalition, Putnam County Youth Development Commission, Area 30, Putnam County Senior Citizens, Putnam County Teen Court, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and South Putnam Student Council.

She was an avid sports fan with a love for softball and volleyball.

Recipient of the Distinguished Hoosier Award, awarded by Gov. Mitch Daniels on Nov. 19, 2011, her past awards have included the Bessie Rector Award, Mental Health America Person of the Year, North Putnam Alumni of the Year and the 2010 Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Survivors include her brothers, Bill (Jana) Brothers of Roachdale, Jim (Tammy) Brothers of Greencastle, and Ron (Marty) Brothers of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Landon and Cameron Brothers, Brittney and Drew Brothers, and Chelsea and Bailey Brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at South Putnam High School with Pastors Don Crisman and Mick Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at the Brick Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at South Putnam High School from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory to the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135, where a fund is being established in Becky's name.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

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Terrible news.

-- Posted by kubotafan on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 6:36 PM

Going to miss seeing you in the Limedale garden Becky!!!

-- Posted by whats-my-beef on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 11:11 PM

What a terrific lady. She was so wonderful to my kids up until they graduated from south putnam. What a sad time for all of the south putnam family. God has called an awesome person home.

-- Posted by hoftmeister on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 7:07 AM

i remember Becky from her days at North Putnam as a student. it is of little suprise all the wonderful things i have heard people say about her since graduating. her being that kind of person was expected. you just knew she would be one of the better ones put on this earth.

-- Posted by BORNINPUTCO on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 8:27 AM

God has called a wonderful lady home. I remember the first time I met Ms. Brothers. My father had passed away. With my son being a student at South Putnam and Ms. Brothers being such a caring person, she came to my dad's visitation at the funeral home. That was when I first met Ms. Brothers, and what an awesome lady...so giving and caring. Words just cannot express what she brought to my son's life. Ms. Brothers, you will be greatly missed!

-- Posted by alittleopinion on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 10:48 AM

Found out yesterday and still crying. God love you Becky Brothers. You will be dearly missed. I'm so glad I got to see you at least once before you passed.

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 12:25 PM

So sad, Becky was such a wonderful woman. I'll always be grateful and thankful for the time I had her in my life while attending South Putnam. She was always so kind, and caring, and wonderful to everyone around her, and something else I haven't seen mentioned is her sense of humor! She was very funny and had an awesome laugh and smile that would light up the room! Love you Ms. Brothers, you will be forever in my heart and greatly missed by us all.

-- Posted by bt5k on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 1:30 PM

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