Our Obituaries

Helen L. Poynter

December 11, 1927 - March 27, 2017

Helen L. Hansel Poynter, 89 of Greencastle, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Helen was born December 11, 1927 in Putnam County Indiana to Gale and Evelyn (Branneman) Baugh. She was a 1946 graduate of Cloverdale High School. In addition to being a homemaker to her family, Helen worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for the Skelton-Skinner Lumber Co. in...
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Betty J. Owens

February 5, 1944 - March 25, 2017

Betty J. (Jones) OwensBetty J. (Jones) Owens, 73, Reelsville, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the comfort of her own home. She was born on Feb. 5, 1944 in Putnam County to Donald Jones Sr. and Ella (Murphy) Jones.She worked at Asbury Towers and DePauw University as a cook and at Sunset Manor as a nurse's aide.Betty enjoyed spending time with family, grandchildren and great...
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Joseph Clinton Neal

May 22, 1932 - March 20, 2017

Joseph Clinton Neal Joseph Clinton Neal, 84, passed away on March 20, 2017. Joseph was born on May 22, 1932 in Chidester, Arkansas to the late Samuel and Myrtle Neal. Joseph is preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters as well as son Joseph D. Neal. Joseph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Glenda, children, Patricia (Mark) Richardson, Sandra (Kyle) Sprong, Jeffrey (Diana) Neal and...
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Myrtle Margaret Cockrell

October 23, 1935 - March 14, 2017

Margaret (Mann) Cockrell passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Myrtle started her career as a housewife and supervisor at the switchboards for General Telephone.She was elected to public office as treasurer and then auditor of Putnam County. She won awards for making the most money for Putnam County during her tenure. She was also awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash and the Distinguished Hoosier...
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Terry Burton Rising

May 27, 1956 - March 7, 2017

.Terry B. Rising, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.Born May 27, 1956 in Greencastle, he was the son of Thomas L. and Janice Carol (Pingleton) Rising.Terry was self-employed working in automotive upholstery and detailing. Terry raised Alpacas and loved all animals.He is survived by a son, Eric Rising, daughter, Terri Turpin, sister, Carol (David) Hayes; and brothers, Tom (Nana)...
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Dennis Lee Lilly

June 26, 1929 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Jerry Rex Sluder

February 2, 1939 - February 27, 2017

Mr. Jerry Rex Sluder of Greencastle passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:30 PM at the Waters nursing home at age 78.He was born February 2, 1939 the son of Claude and Pauline (Wilkes) Sluder and was a graduate of Jasonville High School "Class of 1959".Jerry retired from Public Service in Plainfield. Jerry enjoyed playing cards, fishing, boating, camping, dancing and going on vacation...
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Barbara Jean Higgins

August 30, 1945 - February 21, 2017

Barbara Jean Higgins, age 71, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.Born August 30, 1945 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of John Henry and Frances J. (Butler) Higgins.Barbara loved to spend time at the Moose Lodge playing bingo.Barbara is survived by her Mother, a sister, Jackie Grayson and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her Father; a brother,...
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Willis C. Lundy

July 25, 1930 - February 12, 2017

Willis C. "Bill" Lundy, 86, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday Feb. 12, 2017He was born in Switz City, Indiana on July 25, 1930 to Charles and Macel Wright Lundy. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Johnson Lundy. Bill was a graduate of Switz City High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy on the ship USS Wright CVL-49 and U.S Airforce. He worked for the Indiana Dept. of...
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James Leonard York

April 19, 1947 - February 10, 2017

James L. York, 69, of Greencastle, passed away at the Putnam County Hospital Friday morning, February 10th, 2017, ending his valiant battle with heart failure. He was the son of Donald S. and Olive M. (Robertson) York, born April 19, 1947 in Greencastle, was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School.He married Sharon Littrell on August 12, 1967, and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage.He worked...
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Mary Louise Duell Long

October 11, 1920 - February 9, 2017

Mary Louise Duell Long, age 96, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, February 09, 2017.Born October 11, 1920 in Cunot, IN, the daughter of Homer and Grace (McMains) Routt. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School.Mary Lou was a homemaker, worked as a licensed beautician, and at DePauw University sorority houses. She was a founding and 43 year member of the Friendship Homemakers Club...
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James F. Zeis

October 3, 1926 - January 25, 2017

James F. Zeis, 90, of Greencastle, passed away surrounded by his loving family, January 25, 2017, at Putnam County Hospital. Born on October 3, 1926, in Greencastle, he was the son of James B. and Helen (Sallust) Zeis and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1944".Jim (or "Sunny", Cotton or Whitey) as he was also known, wanted to quit high school right away and join the Marines,...
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Ronald Albert Pitcock

March 13, 1937 - January 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Ellen Miller Sedlack

February 12, 1938 - January 17, 2017

Ellen Miller Sedlack, 78, of Greencastle, was born into eternal life on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of George and Catherine (Walsh) Miller. In 1962 she married Robert P. Sedlack at Notre Dame and he survives. Mrs. Sedlack earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Xavier College, Chicago, and her Master of Library Science at Case Western Reserve University,...
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Ronald Wayne Price

October 10, 1948 - January 15, 2017

Ronald Wayne PriceRonald W. Price, 68, of Greencastle, began his eternal journey on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Born Oct. 10, 1948 in Kingsport, Tenn., he was the son of James B. Price and Louise (Harrell) Price.On July 29, 1972 he married Susan Cross.Ron was a 1966 graduate of Oxford High School in Benton County, Ind.He received his bachelor (1971) and master (1977) of science degrees from Purdue...
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Irene Clark

August 19, 1919 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Robert Todd Van Note

February 22, 1942 - January 8, 2017

Robert Todd Van Note, 74 of Carmel, was born into eternal life on Sunday, January 8, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Bob was born February 22, 1942 in Winchester, Indiana to William and Viola Van Note. He served his county in the United States Army. Bob worked for many years as a mechanic in Winchester prior to entering a career in IndyCar Racing, in AMI Racing headquartered in Winchester IN....
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Fount Thomas Brock

August 1, 1943 - December 17, 2016

Fount Thomas "Tom" Brock, 73 of Bainbridge, passed away on December 17, 2016. Fount was born August 1, 1943 in Danville, IN to George and Susie (Lovins) Brock. He served his country in the United States Army in Germany from August 14, 1961 until July 18, 1964. He married his beloved wife Nancy Cox on December 12, 1986, together they owned, T&N Logging, Brock's Logging, the Dairy Castle, and...
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Betty Lou Arnold

May 1, 1934 - December 15, 2016

Betty Lou Arnold, age 82, of Holly Springs, NC, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.Born May 10, 1934 in Lizton, IN, the daughter of William Marvin and Nellie V. (Dearing) Jones and was a graduate of Fillmore High School "Class of 1952".Betty had worked at the IBM Credit Union and in the banking industry for several years.She is survived by her husband, Danny M. Arnold, daughters, Danett ...
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Allen Dwight Clodfelter

February 1, 1930 - December 12, 2016

Allen Clodfelter, 86, passed away at Asbury Towers Monday evening, ending his battle with dementia.He was the second son of Ralph and Ruth (Overpeck) Clodfelter, born February 1, 1930 in Portland Mills, IN, was a 1948 graduate of Bainbridge High School, and was an 80-year member of the Bainbridge Christian Church.He was a lifelong farmer, worked at IBM for 28 years until its closure in March,...
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Vera Jean Hutchison

August 23, 1942 - December 11, 2016

Vera J. (Williamson) Hutchison, 74 of Greencastle, passed away, December 11, 2016. Vera was born August 23, 1942 to Forrest and Myrth (Osborn) Williamson. She was a homemaker and worked caring for students for many years in foodservice at DePauw University, South Putnam Schools, and Fillmore Schools. She was a past member of Bethel Baptist and New Providence Baptist Church. Vera is survived by a...
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Kenneth Leroy Sillery

October 13, 1925 - December 7, 2016

Kenneth "LeRoy" Sillery, 91 of Reelsville, passed away peacefully, December 7, 2016.LeRoy was born Oct 13, 1925 to Enoch Arden Sillery and Silvie Mildred (Disbrow) Sillery. He married Florence V. Cornelius on June 11, 1947 in Brazil, IN. He met her while serving his country in the United States Army, while traveling through Pennsylvania. During his service to his country in World War II LeRoy...
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Robert Edward Taylor

December 23, 1936 - December 6, 2016

Robert Edward Taylor, age 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, December 06, 2016.Born December 23, 1936 in Greencastle, he was the son of Roy Jennings and Zelda B. (Diel) Taylor. Bob was a graduate of Reelsville High School "Class of 1954".Bob worked at Handy's Dairy from 1971 until his retirement in 2004 as a sales manager. He had previously been a route salesman with Pepsi Cola from...
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Beverly Nichols

February 7, 1935 - December 3, 2016

Beverly A. Nichols, 81, of Coatesville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.Beverly was born Jan. 7, 1935 in Putnam County to Maurice Paul and Leona Margaret McCullough.She was a 1953 graduate of Reelsville High School.She was a caring and devoted homemaker to her family and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Fillmore. Survivors include her sons, Michael Wayne Nichols (Debbie), of Brazil...
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Georgenna Rose Gick

May 7, 1956 - November 8, 2016

Georgenna "George" Rose Gick, age 60, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.She was born May 7, 1956 in Beech Grove, IN, the daughter of George Clifford and Betty Rosemary (Fry) Robinson. And was a graduate of Cascade High School and attended Indiana University.George served in number of occupations, bank teller, secretary, middle school registrar, and executive assistant,...
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Frances Lucille Evans

June 25, 1922 - November 4, 2016

Frances Lucille (Hendrich) Harris Evans, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.Born June 25, 1922 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Herman and Freda (Heil) Hendrich. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1940" and Central Business College.Frances had worked at Horace Link Furniture and in the Putnam County Auditor's office. She served on the...
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Gertrude Marie Lawson

November 3, 2016

Gertrude "Marie" Norris Lawson, 93 of Greencastle, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016 at The Waters of Greencastle, where she had been a resident since October, 2010.Marie was born on April 25, 1923 in Greencastle, IN to Charles and Mackie Lee Brown. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1942, a 1956 graduate of Madame C.J. Walker School, and worked locally as a...
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George T. Murphey

April 10, 1928 - October 30, 2016

George T. Murphey, 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30, 2016 in Greencastle, Indiana. George is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Elizabeth Stovall. They were married on October 23, 1948. George and Elizabeth have three children, Susan (predeceased in 1992), Michael (wife Debbie and children Dathan and Jennifer - Vero Beach, FL), and David (wife Cristina and grandson, Jake -...
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C. Frances Allen

January 7, 1935 - October 25, 2016

Frances "Fran" Allen, 81, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at Asbury Towers. Born in Greencastle Jan. 7, 1935, she was the daughter of Robert and Thelma (Myers) Johns. She and her husband Bayard Allen had lived on the north side of Greencastle Township since 1959, raising their family and operating a small farm there. She was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School and a secretary to...
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Mary Lou Dudley

May 9, 1925 - October 18, 2016

Mary Lou Dudley, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.Born May 9, 1925 in Putnam County, the daughter of Robert and Jessie (Buis) Arnold. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School "Class of 1943".Mary Lou was a homemaker and loved working on the family farm with her husband. She was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church, the Beechwood Pleasant Circle, and the Red Hat Ladies...
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Katherine Marie Scott

January 13, 1933 - October 8, 2016

Katherine Marie (Skinner) Scott, age 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016, with her loving family by her side.Born Friday the 13th of January 1933, the daughter of Forrest Herschel and Nancy Louise (VanVactor) Skinner. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1952"Katherine had worked at Moore's Shoe Store in Greencastle and retired from Smith Shoe Store in...
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Robert E. MATTHEWS

March 6, 1924 - October 3, 2016

Robert "Bob" Earl Matthews, 92, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle.Robert was born to Richard Earl Matthews and Ella (Masten) Matthews Rogers in Greencastle at 1022 S. College Ave., on March 6, 1924. Bob graduated from Greencastle High School and attended Indiana Central Business College. He was employed for two years at Allison'...
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Paul Edward Giddings

July 6, 1924 - October 3, 2016

Paul Edward "Pud" Giddings, age 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016.Born July 6, 1924 in Greenfield, the son of Lawrence B. "Pop" and Dorothy M. (Walls) Giddings. Paul was a graduate of Greencastle High School and a veteran, having served in the United States Navy, on the USS Melvin during WWII in the Pacific Theater.Paul was a contract coordinator and worked in...
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Rhema Gobert

November 12, 1928 - September 25, 2016

Rhema C. GobertBertha Rhema Gobert, 87, of Greencastle passed away September 25th, in Greencastle due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. Rhema was born November 12, 1928, in Ashland Township, Morgan County, Indiana. She was the younger of two children of Vance and Dea (Carter) Colwell and grew up on her parents' farm in Ashland Township. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don...
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Robert Wade Sims

September 30, 1988 - September 22, 2016

Robert Wade "Rob" Sims, age 27, of Fillmore passed away due to a tragic kayak accident.Born September 30, 1988 in Danville, IN, he was the son of James R. and Rhonda Dee (Sibbitt) Sims.Rob worked at Liberty Industries, Inc. in Fillmore. He also did tree trimming and gutter work. He was handy with all motor and transmission repairs.He is survived by his parents, Jim & Rhonda Sims; brothers,...
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Norma Kay Hanley

April 22, 1956 - September 17, 2016

Norma Kay Hanley, 60 of Greencastle, died September 17, 2016.Norma was born April 22, 1956 in Greencastle to Thomas and Peggy (Varvel) Fowler.She was a 1975 graduate of Greencastle High School and worked in retail management including Dollar General in Greencastle.She is survived by her loving husband, Keith Hanley; sister, Diana (Steve) Baker; brother, Thomas (Tracy) Fowler; children, Larry ...
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James Elden Hill

September 3, 1930 - September 3, 2016

James Elden Hill, 86 of Greencastle, was born into eternal life September 3, 2016.Mr. Hill was born September 3, 1930 to Daniel Boone and Ethel Mae Hill, he attended Ben Davis High School and served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Following his service in the US Navy, Mr. Hill returned to Indianapolis in 1961 when he purchased his family's long-term care facility,...
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Norma J. Leisure

March 22, 1923 - August 29, 2016

Norma Jane (White) Leisure, age 93, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute.She was born March 22, 1923 in Brazil, to John Hinkle and Mabel Elizabeth (Urban) White. She was a graduate of Brazil High School "Class of 1942". She married George O. Leisure Jr. on June 5, 1942; they were married 48 years, raising two sons, George "Michael" Leisure...
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Cecil Ila Poole

September 12, 1929 - August 28, 2016

Cecil Ila Poole, Sr. 86, formerly of Greencastle, died August 28, 2016.Mr. Poole was born September 12, 1929 in Danville, IN to the late Ila Richard and Thelma Clampit Poole. He served his country in the United States Navy Reserve and worked many years as a welder at Stuart Warner in Indianapolis. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4...
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Joseph D. Wallace

October 28, 1932 - August 21, 2016

Joseph D. "Joe" Wallace, age 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016. He was born October 28, 1932 in Brazil, the son of William E. and Elsie (Deal) Wallace. Joe retired as a Captain of Greencastle Police Department in 1979. During his years with the police department, he promoted several programs for kids, including the St. Jude Bike-a-thon, sending several thousands of...
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Gregory Dale Mitchell

November 29, 1954 - August 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Robert Keith Bitzer

November 5, 1927 - July 30, 2016

Robert Keith Bitzer died on July 30, 2016 after 88 full years of life. A native of Greencastle, he was the third of five boys born to his parents, Orville Bitzer and Alma Crabtree Bitzer on November 5, 1927. His wife, Bette Branneman Bitzer and his brothers, Eugene, Billy, Morris and Wendell Bitzer, all preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, several grandchildren and great...
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Joseph Mark Biggs

February 2, 1987 - July 28, 2016

Joseph Mark Biggs, age 29, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016.Born February 2, 1987 in Greencastle, the son of Mark Anthony and Cheryl Ann (Gilbert) Biggs.Joe was a lifelong farmer. He loved to hunt and operate equipment. He was a very likeable person, forgave easily, and had a big smile. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church; the National Rifleman's Assn. and the...
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Sharon Kay Ray

February 16, 1948 - July 21, 2016

Sharon Kay Whitaker Ray, 68 of Reelsville, passed away July 21, 2016 in Terre Haute, IN after a brief battle with cancer. Sharon was born February 16, 1948 in Brown County, IN to the late James and Waunita Whitaker. She was a graduate of Brown County High School and worked in housekeeping for various hotels and companies. On July 28, 1995 she married the love of her life, Dan Ray, a marriage that...
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Merle L. Foxx

August 22, 1929 - July 20, 2016

Merle Lee "Peanut" Foxx, 86, of Greencastle, died July 20, 2016.He was born August 22, 1929 in Greencastle to the late Russell and Elsie Foxx. Merle served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Betty Sims Foxx on April 30, 1950, a union which would last over 66 years.Merle worked for DePauw University for 46 years retiring as Plumbing Foreman. He was a founding...
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Lawrence Joseph Massena

January 3, 1948 - July 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Monna Ruth Coons

August 28, 1946 - June 24, 2016

Monna Coons, 69, of Petaluma, Calif., passed away on June 24, 2016, at the Zen Hospice Home in San Francisco.She was born Aug. 28, 1946 to Howard and Mary Brown in Greencastle.She met her husband, Larry Coons, in 1964 and they were married June 12, 1965 at the First Christian Church in Greencastle. Monna and Larry had a loving relationship for 45 married years. Monna was involved in accounting...
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Reba Mae Porter

December 28, 1929 - June 21, 2016

Reba Mae Porter, 86, formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 after a brief illness. Mrs. Porter was born Dec. 28, 1929 in Belle Union to the late Roy and Dana Wheeler. She was a 1947 graduate of Belle Union High School. Reba wed Roy O. Porter on Feb. 19, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2000. She was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church and was a homemaker to her...
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Donna June Clark

July 1, 1940 - June 18, 2016

Donna June Bos Clark, 75, of Greencastle, passed away on June 18, 2016. Mrs. Clark was born July 1, 1940 in Roseland, Ind., to the late Christopher and Trena DeVries Bos. She married Gerald Boyd Clark on Dec. 12, 1970, and he survives. Donna was a lady of many talents. She was a registered nurse, perfectionist with oil paintings, and a talented organ and piano player. She loved flowers, gardening...
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Charles M. McCullough

February 18, 1949 - June 18, 2016

.Charles McCullough, 67, passed away June 18, 2016 at The Waters in Greencastle IN. He was born February 18, 1949 to Oral and Cordelia Elmore McCullough of Coatesville. They preceded him in death.Charles McCullough enjoyed most of his life in Putnam County. He loved life on the farm as a child and young man including many years in 4-H with his hogs, ponies and Jersey cows. He loved the...
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Theda Erma Monnett

May 26, 1921 - June 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Daniel Lee Siebrase

December 25, 1957 - June 17, 2016

Daniel Lee Siebrase, age 58, of Greencastle, passed away unexpectedly June 17, 2016 at home.Born December 25, 1957 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Wilbur and Eloise (Jones) Siebrase.Dan was a loving husband to his longtime wife Cathy (Dean) Siebrase, and loving stepdad to his daughter, Megan Lavely.Dan graduated from Greencastle High School "Class of 1976". He went on to complete...
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Robert E. Irwin

May 18, 1937 - May 31, 2016

Robert Everett Irwin, age 79 of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Born May 18, 1937 in Parke County, Indiana, he was the son of Elbert and Frances (Thornton) Irwin. He married Juanita Birkemeier on January 26, 1958 and she preceded him in death on January 5, 2012. Mr. Irwin was a cattle farmer and was also a school bus driver for South Putnam Schools for over 45 years. He...
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Eldon Harold Boswell

June 3, 1921 - May 23, 2016

Eldon H. Boswell, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016.Born June 3, 1921 in Parke County to Perry and Nicy (Wells) Boswell and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1940".After returning home from the Navy, having served as a gunner's mate in WWII, he went to work for his father for several years as a Master Carpenter. He also worked with Paul Black; Harry...
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Joe L. Litchford

May 22, 1927 - May 2, 2016

Joe L. Litchford, age 88 of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016.Born May 22, 1927 in Obien County, Tenn., the son of Joe Lexie and Lovie Mae (Reeves) Litchford.Joe was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of the American Legion, member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the National Insulators Collectors Assn. Joe loved his family, his country, his church, his friends and the St. Louis...
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Bennie J. Bonney

December 21, 1924 - April 25, 2016

Bennie J. "Ben" Bonney, 91, of Greencastle, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016. Ben was born, Dec. 21, 1924 in Greene County to the late Benjamin and Georgia Bonney. He was a 1943 graduate of University High School in Bloomington, and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for many years as a machinist for Link Belt. Ben attended the First Baptist Church in...
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Lois Jean Spencer

June 11, 1947 - April 23, 2016

Lois Jean Spencer, 68, of Greencastle, passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2016. Lois was the eldest child born to Hershal and Genevieve Hinkle of Roachdale on June 11, 1947.After graduating from Roachdale High School in 1965, she married Ronald Gene Spencer, who survives her.Lois was a familiar face at the Greencastle Ace Hardware in the 1980s. She was also a long-time bus driver for the...
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Charlotte Rose Smith

February 25, 1932 - April 22, 2016

Charlotte R. Smith, age 84 of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016.Born February 25, 1932 in Fincastle, she was the daughter of Hubert and Elizabeth (Eggers) Clodfelter and a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1950".Charlotte was a homemaker, loved being with her family and her animals. She was an avid gardener and basket maker. She had worked for six years at Mallory's...
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Georgia Mildred January

October 28, 1923 - April 18, 2016

Georgia Mildred January, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was 92 years old. She was born in Scottsville, KY and lived in Indianapolis, IN. Mrs. January was a kindergarten teacher for over 25 years in the IPS School System. Upon her retirement, she and her beloved husband, Joseph relocated to Reelsville, IN where they resided until the time of her passing. Her passion was education and...
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Monty Jonathan Records

December 14, 1964 - April 17, 2016

Monty Jonathan Records, 51, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Born Dec. 14, 1965 in Greencastle, he was the son of Max Eugene and Christine (Adelhelm) Records. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School and had received his Master's degree from Indiana State University. Monty was a professor in the English Department at Indiana State University for more than 25 years....
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Joy Lee Stewart

June 12, 1939 - April 14, 2016

Joy Lee Stewart, 76, of Coatesville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016.She was born on June 12, 1939 in Plainfield to Jess Morphew and Ione Kendall Morphew.Joy had been employed for over 30 years at P.R. Mallory, and had been employed at Putnam County Hospital in the kitchen.She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Ronald Morphew and Max Morphew.Surviving are her husband...
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Sandra Kay Bumgardner

November 28, 1947 - April 10, 2016

Sandra Kay Bumgardner, age 68 of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.Sandra worked alongside her husband for many years at Bumgardner's Auto, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Survivors include her loving husband, Danny Joe Bumgardner; son, Jason (Sarah) Bumgardner; grandchildren, Jeff and Randie Bumgardner; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Parker. She was preceded in death by...
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Daniel Raymond Nickerson

July 27, 1955 - April 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Gary R. Deem

October 12, 1951 - March 19, 2016

Gary R. Deem, 64, of Danville, IL, and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016.He was born on October 12, 1951 in Greencastle to Virgil R. Deem and Mary K. Phillips Deem. Gary was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School, and was a 1973 graduate of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.He had been employed with Con Agra in Rossville, IL and Fulfill Industries in Henning,...
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Grace Grace Poynter

April 17, 1927 - March 12, 2016

Era "Grace" Poynter, age 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.Born April 17, 1927 in Wayne County, Kentucky, the daughter of John and Lula (McCutcheon) Burton.Grace was a homemaker and a member of the Clinton Falls Community Church. She was a wonderful Christian mother and grandmother; she will be missed by all. "Her Children rise up and call her blessed" Prov 31:28She...
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Mary Catherine Boswell

May 7, 1933 - March 8, 2016

Mary Catherine Boswell, age 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, March 08, 2016.Born May 7, 1933 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Fred and Nellie (Cox) Lukenbill. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and had also attended school at Bainbridge.Mary was the president of Boswell Tree Service. She had previously worked at Walmart as a cashier, a housemother at SAE...
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Shirley Geneva Custis

August 4, 1937 - March 1, 2016

Shirley Geneva Custis, age 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.Born August 4, 1937 in Terre Haute, IN, she was the daughter of Wesley and Anna (Ferguson) Cottom. She was a graduate Fontanet High School.Geneva was a homemaker and had worked at Goodwill Industries in Greencastle over 15 years. She was a member of the Hanna Street Baptist Church.She is survived by her sons, ...
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Jeffrey Keith Shinn

October 13, 1958 - February 24, 2016

.Jeffrey Keith Shinn, age 57, of West Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.Born October 13, 1958 in Greencastle, he was the son of Alvin Dean and Dessa (Duncan) Shinn and was a graduate of Harrison High School in West Lafayette. Jeff had also attended Indiana State University and the University of North Dakota.Jeff was a dispatcher with Prime Inc. and had previously worked in...
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John C. Wright

February 6, 1927 - February 15, 2016

John "Jack" C. WrightJohn "Jack" C. Wright, 89, passed away February 15, 2016. He was born on February 6, 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of the late Merle and Dolly Alice Wright. The family moved to Onarga, Illinois, where he graduated high school, leaving the following day for two years of service with the U. S. Navy based in California. After the service he attended DePauw University, class...
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Hazel M. Stevens

March 16, 1924 - February 12, 2016

Hazel Marie Stevens, 91, passed away on February 12, 2016 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community.She was born March 16, 1924 in Hazard, KY to Rosa Stamper Turner and Willie Turner.She was a member of the Hanna Street Baptist Church. Mrs. Stevens enjoyed the Church Missionary Meeting, Bible Study, and other Church activities.She married Eugene Stevens in Hazard, KY on Oct 18, 1945 and moved to...
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Joseph Daniel Neal

September 14, 1959 - February 7, 2016


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Elizabeth Carolyn Dean

August 17, 1928 - January 18, 2016

Elizabeth Carolyn Dean, 87, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016.She was born on August 17, 1928 in Manilla, Philippines to Orville L. Davis and Anna Lois Overstreet Davis who were both Missionaries for the United Methodist Church.Betty was proud of her early educational years at the Woodstock Boarding School in the Himalaya Mountain Range, and was a 1947 graduate of...
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Joseph Anthony Cruz

March 16, 1926 - January 14, 2016

Joseph Anthony Cruz, 89, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016.Joe was born on March 16, 1926 in Brownsville, Texas to Carlos Cruz and Soledad Cortez Cruz.He served his country in the US Navy, and retired from Brinks.Joe was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ellen Catherine Cruz...
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Barry Dee Rominger

September 5, 1961 - January 13, 2016

Barry Dee Rominger, 54, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.He was a very loving son, brother and father. Barry loved his family very much and will be missed by all.Barry Dee will finally find peace in Heaven being with his mother, Karen Rominger and sister, Brenda Hinkle and grandparents who preceded him in death.Surviving are his father, Barry Rominger and wife Mary Jo; brothers, Ron...
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Mildred Ann O'Neal

September 18, 1937 - January 9, 2016

Mildred O'Neal, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. She was born on Sept. 18, 1937 in Greencastle to Arvel and Zella Roach. Mildred married Chet O'Neal on Oct. 23, 1953, and Chet was by her side as her caregiver throughout her lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jim Roach; three sisters, Kate Marshall, Margaret Underwood and Lucille...
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Norman Leon Handy

June 9, 1927 - January 8, 2016

Norman Leon Handy, 88, of Greencastle passed away on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Born June 6, 1927 in Greencastle, Indiana, he was the son of Bernard F. and Wilma P. (McMains) Handy. A United States Army Veteran, he was a 1945 graduate of Greencastle High School and 1950 graduate of Purdue University. Following a career with the Handy's Milk and Ice Cream Company, more commonly known as Handy's Dairy,...
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Edward Henry Meyer

June 9, 1940 - December 30, 2015

Edward Henry Meyer Jr., age 75, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.Born June 9, 1940 in Berwyn, IL, he was the son of Edward H. and June (Strandquist) Meyer. He transferred to DePauw from Iowa State-Lyons Township Junior College in 1960. Meyer lettered in both football and baseball at DePauw and majored in physical education.He was the 1960 total offense leader, passing leader and...
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Mary Lou James

August 18, 1930 - December 23, 2015

Mary Lou Gardner James, 85, of Beech Grove, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.She was born on August 18, 1930 in Fairfield, Ohio to Edwin W. Gardner and Thelma C. Frazier Gardner.Mary Lou was a 1948 graduate of Reelsville High School.She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Edwin Gardner and Russell Gardner; and her sisters, Thelma Jean Cox and Eloise Neier.Surviving are...
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Alicia Ellen Shinn

August 8, 1932 - December 15, 2015

Alicia Douglass Shinn, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. She was born on August 8, 1932 in Hendricks County to Marshall K Douglass and Naomi Franklin Douglass. Alicia was a 1949 graduate of Clayton High School. Alicia married her husband, Keith Shinn in 1953, where she then started working at the DePauw University as an office assistant. A few years later she went...
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Eldon Maurice Wheeler

March 6, 1929 - December 13, 2015

Eldon Maurice Wheeler, 86, of Belle Union, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015.He was born on March 6, 1929 in Belle Union to James Austin Wheeler and Alda Rose Butler Wheeler.As a teenager, he received Salvation and became a member of Union Valley Baptist Church in Belle Union.He was a 1947 graduate of Belle Union High School.Eldon had been employed at the Omar Bakery, and retired from IBM...
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Donald Alan Hansen

September 22, 1961 - December 11, 2015

Donald Alan "Donnie" Hansen, 54, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015.Donnie was born on September 22, 1961 in Greencastle to Ronald Ellis Hansen and Barbara Jean Mason Hansen.He served his country in the Indiana National Guard.Donnie attended Ivy Tech Community College and had been employed at the Putnam Inn and Happico.He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jean...
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Shirley Ann Stratton

September 4, 1944 - December 4, 2015

Shirley Ann Stratton, age 71, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.Born September 4, 1944 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles Harvey and Dorothy (Rader) Harvey Sillery and attended Greencastle High School. Shirley was a homemaker.She is survived by her children, Kathy (Richard) Ford, Kelley (Daniel) McGinn, and Kandi O'Neill (Steve Branch); sisters, Rosie Gott,...
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Donna Lou Frye

October 2, 1930 - November 30, 2015

Donna Lou Frye, 85 of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015.She was born on October 2, 1930 in Zionsville to Kay Maurice Williams and Louise B. Robertson Williams.Donna was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She had served as a leader of the 4-H Jefferson Bells club for 10 years, was a member of the Jefferson Township Home-Ec Club, Past - President of the Homemakers Club; and...
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John Richard Long

July 8, 1924 - November 25, 2015


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Christopher Quine Wright

May 17, 1936 - November 22, 2015


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Catherine Elna Fruhan

November 6, 1948 - November 20, 2015


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Penelope Jean Green

August 16, 1944 - November 17, 2015

Penelope Jean "Penny" Gardner Green, age 71 of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.Born August 16, 1944 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of George and Ruby (Honnold) Gardner. She was a graduate of Wiley High School and Union Hospital School of Nursing, Terre Haute.Penny was a registered nurse at Putnam County Hospital for 31 years. She was a member of the Greencastle...
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Michael David Fields

October 29, 1981 - November 14, 2015

Michael David Fields, 34, of Greencastle, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, November 14, 2015. This was his deepest desire. Michael loved life and had a wonderful sense of humor and never knew a stranger. Anyone who knew him loved him, and was blessed to know him. He struggled from the day he was born with health issues, but never complained. Today he walks on streets of gold. ...
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Harold Thomas Boswell

March 25, 1930 - November 13, 2015

Harold Thomas "Tom" Boswell, Sr., 85 of Greenwood and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was born on March 25, 1930 in Cayuga to Walter Charles Boswell and Hazel Fern Tharp Boswell.Tom attended Clinton Falls Community Church and Sanctuary Community Church in Greenwood; and was a long time member of Greencastle Eagles Aerie #4388.Tom served as President of the...
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Mary Irene Sanders

April 13, 1931 - November 10, 2015

Irene SandersWednesday, November 11, 2015April 13, 1931 - Nov. 10, 2015 Irene Sanders, age 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. She was born April 13, 1931 in Knightstown. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Sanders, whom she married on November 9, 1951. Irene was a homemaker and an artist, having served as the past president of the Putnam County Art League. She...
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Christine Delma Huggler

March 18, 1930 - November 8, 2015

Christine Delma Huggler, 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2015.She was born on March 18, 1930 in Danville, Indiana to Christopher C. Greene and Bessie Mae Lawson Greene.Christine was a member of the Greencastle Church of the Nazarene, and had been employed at Fillmore Elementary in the Cafeteria.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis "Frankie" J....
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William Arthur Earl

April 18, 1931 - October 27, 2015

William Arthur "Bill" Earl, 84, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Bill was born on April 18, 1931 in Parke County to George Earl and Mildred Aikin Earl.He was a 1949 graduate of Rockville High School, serving as the Valedictorian of his class.Bill served as Past Master of the Catlin Masonic Lodge, and was a Master Mason. He was a current member of the Montezuma Masonic...
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Roberta A. McCormick

November 18, 1923 - October 9, 2015

Roberta A. McCormick went to be with the lord on October 9th, 2015 at Autumn Glenn Assisted Living in Greencastle, IN. Roberta was born November 18th, 1023 to Robert E. and Anna F. Cottingham in Warren County. She graduated from Pine Village High School and was Valedictorian of her class. She continued her education at Indiana State and then Purdue.She married Robert E. McCormick on July 3rd,...
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Barbara Ann Bridges

November 7, 1937 - October 4, 2015

Barbara Ann Bridges, 77, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015.She was born on November 7, 1937 in Rockville to Alonzo and Lelah Burkett Harney.Barbara was a graduate of Greencastle High School, and had been employed at Jim Harris Chevrolet; the DePauw University Union Building; was a house mother at Delta Tau Delta; and most recently at the Greencastle Wal-Mart Store.She was...
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Ray Wesley Poynter

July 28, 1955 - September 27, 2015

Ray Wesley Poynter, age 60, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015.Born July 28, 1955 in Greencastle, he was the son of Elbert Wesley and Era Grace (Burton) Poynter and was a graduate of North Putnam High School. He married Debra (Ridgway) Poynter on June 30, 1973.Ray was a farmer; he loved the spring planting and fall harvest seasons. He had a passion to do things right or...
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Connie Sue Sprinkle

October 7, 1948 - September 23, 2015

Connie Sue Sprinkle, age 66, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.Born October 7, 1948 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clyde and Catherine Geraldine (Gibbs) Frazier. She married Wayne Sprinkle on April 16, 1988 and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1989.Connie retired from FB Distro, where she worked as an assembler.She is survived by her son, Anthony "Andy"...
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Debbie Kaye Covert

January 28, 1954 - September 9, 2015

Deborah Kaye (Call) Covert, 61, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 9, 2015, after a short but hard fought battle with cancer.Debbie was born January 28, 1954 in Greencastle to Bob and Violet (Fenwick) Call. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1972.She worked as a teacher's aide at Roachdale Elementary School from 1996-1999. She was a homemaker, raising five...
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Jackie Arnold Scanland

November 4, 1947 - September 7, 2015

Jackie Arnold "Jack" Scanland, 67, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.Jack was born on November 4, 1947 in Indianapolis to John Arch Scanland and Ruth Matlock Scanland.He was a graduate of Ben Davis High School. Jack served his country in the US Army in Germany during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969.He was the former owner and operator of the...
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Mary C. Huestis

May 2, 1921 - August 31, 2015

Mary Charlotte Huestis, born in Lyman, Harrison County, Mississippi on May 2, 1921 passed away on Monday, August 31. She attended Spring Hill Academy in Mobile, AL and studied nursing. She was married in 1941 to James C. Huestis, Sr. who preceded her in death. She moved to Greencastle, Indiana during WWII. She worked at Mallory's, DePauw University, and Putnam County Hospital. She was a...
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Ned Brown MacPhail

October 5, 1932 - August 30, 2015

Ned Brown MacPhail, age 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Born October 5, 1932 in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of John William and Freda (Brown) MacPhail. Ned was a graduate of Portland High School "Class of 1950" in Portland, IN. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Ball State University. Joined and served in the United States Army and returned to the...
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