Our Obituaries

Joan M. Kirkham

October 31, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Joan M. Kirkham, 85, of Greencastle passed away early Sunday Morning, November 12, 2017, at her residence. Joan was born in Elkart County, Indiana on October 31, 1932, the daughter of Edward and Edith (Anglemyer) Ummel, and was a 1950 graduate of Beaver Dam High School in Kosciusko County, Indiana. Mrs. Kirkham was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, past member of Indiana Holstein...
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Julie Jacqueline Young

June 25, 1924 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Isabelle Lorene Sims

August 9, 1925 - November 10, 2017

Isabelle Lorene (Templeman) Sims, 92, of Cloverdale, was called home by God on Thursday, November 10, 2017, at Putnam County Hospital. Lorene was born on August 9, 1925, in Greencastle, Indiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Lee Payne Templeman and Flem Dud Templeman. She was married to Floyd Ivy Sims, for more than 59 years. They were wed on January 4, 1949. Floyd preceded her in death on April 22,...
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Terry Lee Covert

December 31, 1953 - November 9, 2017

Terry Lee Covert, 63, of Reelsville passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at his residence. Terry was born in Greencastle on December 31, 1953, the son of Jesse and Mary (Williams) Covert, and attended Greencastle Schools. Mr. Covert was a Team Leader at Great Dane for 36 years until his retirement in 2014. Survivors include his wife of 31/2 years, Kathy Covert; a daughter, Carla Ricketts, ...
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Barbara Jean Eastham

March 15, 1933 - November 3, 2017

Barbara Jean Eastham, age 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017.She was born March 15, 1933 in Greencastle the daughter of Lawrence and Alice (Hinkle) Alexander. Was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1951" and had attended Butler University.Barbara was a homemaker and a member of the Over 50 Club, where she enjoyed playing bingo.She was preceded in death by...
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Elizabeth C. Murphey

October 11, 1927 - October 31, 2017

Elizabeth (Stovall) Murphey, 90, of Greencastle passed away peacefully on October 31, 2017 in Greencastle, Indiana. Elizabeth was married to her husband George (predeceased in October, 2016) for over 68 years. 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),...
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Gayle Harlene Brown

December 5, 1931 - October 24, 2017

Gayle Harlene Brown, 85, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Gayle was born in Greencastle on December 5, 1931, the daughter of Clifton Kendrick and Bessie Olive (Woodworth) Priest, and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. Mrs. Brown worked for over 20 years as a Switchboard Operator for DePauw University. She attended First Baptist Church of Greencastle, and was a...
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Richard Milton Callahan

November 25, 1930 - October 15, 2017

Richard "Dick" M. Callahan, 86, of Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.Born Nov. 25, 1930 in Beech Grove, he was the son of Alva and Marie (Himmelhaver) Callahan and was a graduate of Beech Grove High School.He married Frances "Fran" Benton Callahan, and she survives.He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. Dick retired from IBM in 1987, where he had worked as a...
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Nancy Charlene Webb

December 14, 1946 - October 13, 2017

Nancy Grimes Webb, 70, formerly of Greencastle, Indiana, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born December 14, 1946 in Greencastle to Tim and Emma Jane (Conklin) Grimes.Nancy was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School. Nancy is survived by her sister, Susie Losin (Dennis) of Marietta, GA; her nephew David Losin (Stacy); her niece Erica...
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Sharon Coleen Harrell

September 30, 1944 - October 9, 2017

Sharon Coleen Harrell, 73, of Cloverdale, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at The Waters of Greencastle.She was born on Sept. 30, 1944, in Wayne County, Ill., to Beryl W. and Phema Russell.Sharon is survived by her husband, Joseph Paul Harrell Sr., of Cloverdale; sons, Joseph Paul Harrell Jr. and Jesse Ray Harrell; daughter LaVonne Hauk and husband David; four grandchildren, David W. Hauk II,...
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Marvin Alred Shoultes

September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Charles E. Pingleton

November 18, 1985 - September 14, 2017

Charles E. "Charlie" Pingleton, 31, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Greencastle Christian Church with interment to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.Family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service.Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, has been entrusted...
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William Amphious Lawrence

February 13, 1933 - August 31, 2017

William A. Lawrence III, 84 passed away on August 31, 2017. Bill was born February 13, 1933, in Greencastle to William A. II and Esther Lawrence. He graduated from Greencastle high School in 1951. After a stint as a lineman with the phone company, Bill joined the Army. He completed Field Artillery training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a member of the...
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Ronald Ferguson McCormick

September 22, 1936 - August 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Audrey Joann SHUCK

May 1, 1930 - August 18, 2017

Audrey Joann Shuck, 87, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at Asbury Towers.Audrey was born in Putnam County on May 1, 1930, the daughter of Jesse Ray and Eva Mae (Vanlandingham) Stewart, and attended Greencastle High School.Survivors include her three sons, Jerry Shuck, (wife-Sharon), Avon, Richard Shuck, (wife-Teddy), Greencastle, and Edward Shuck, (wife-Lori), Greencastle; a sister, Sandra...
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Thomas Cliffton Wright

August 24, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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John Joseph Rosich

December 24, 1939 - August 7, 2017

John J. Rosich, Sr., of Greencastle, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle,Indiana, USA. John was retired from Kemper Insurance and American States as a Special Loss expert. He was born on December 24, 1939 in Ellscott, Alberta, Canada to Joseph and Theresa (Brkich) Rosich. On January 15, 1972, he married Jeanne McCormick Rosich, who preceded him in death...
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Eugene Arnold Mills

September 15, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Eugene Arnold Mills, 86, formerly of Heritage Lake passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017.Eugene was born in Robertdale, Indiana on September 15, 1930, the son of Arnold Nathan and Elsie Anna Paula (Radloff) Mills, and was a 1948 graduate of Hammond High School. He earned his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1961.Mr. Mills proudly served in the United States Navy...
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John Raymond Stevens

February 28, 1935 - July 25, 2017

John Raymond Stevens, 82, of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Asbury Towers.John was born in Indianapolis on February 28, 1935, the son of William Dewey and Lulu Anne (Jones) Stevens, and was a 1953 graduate of Greencastle High School.Mr. Stevens was the Chief of Police for Greencastle for many years, and was a Police Officer for 20 years. He also worked as a Juvenile Probation...
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Trevaun L. Sillery

October 4, 1926 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Hila Virginia Crews

February 6, 1927 - July 24, 2017

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Marjorie Marie Peeler

May 9, 1926 - July 20, 2017

Marjorie Marie Peeler, 91 of Greencastle passed away Thursday night at her apartment at Asbury Towers.Marj was born in Indianapolis on May 9, 1926, the daughter of Walter and Helen (Lochmueler) Schulz. She graduated from Tech High School in 1944, where she met Richard Peeler in Art Class as a sophomore. She earned and Associates Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1947.Richard...
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Eldena C. McCarson

March 22, 1918 - July 19, 2017

Eldena McCarson, 99 of Greencastle entered into her heavenly home on July 19th at Hickory Creek at Sunset. She was born March 22, 1918 to William and Nora (Miller) Alspaugh in Greencastle. On March 22, 1939, she married the one love of her life, Arnold McCarson who preceded her in death in 1954. Her life was devoted to their only son, Kimber "Kim" McCarson who survives.A life-long resident of...
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Marilyn Juanita Arbuckle

November 3, 1928 - July 12, 2017

Marilyn Juanita Arbuckle, age 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, while in care at Manorcare Nursing Home, Avon, Indiana. Born November 3, 1928 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ernest Floyd and Ida Edith (Fleener) Miller and a graduate of Fillmore High School. Marilyn was a homemaker during her 69 year marriage to Carl Arbuckle. She was a member of the Fillmore Methodist...
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Bob Gail Rissler

July 16, 1928 - July 2, 2017

Bob G. Rissler, 88, of Reelsville, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Putnam County Hospital. Bob was born in Reelsville on July 16, 1928, the son of Clyde and Alma (Byers) Rissler, and was a graduate of Reelsville High School in 1946. He graduated from Purdue University in 1950 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture. Mr. Rissler was a lifetime farmer in Putnam County. He was a lifelong...
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Ora G. Lady

August 3, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Ora Gilbert "Bud" Lady, age 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017.Born August 3, 1932 in Greencastle, the son of Ora A. and Maude (Smith) Lady and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War.Bud was a press operator with IBM for over 30 years, retiring in February of 1987. He had also worked as a realtor with...
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Connie Kay Phillips

February 6, 1946 - June 24, 2017

Connie Kay Phillips, 71, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Connie was born in Tolono, Illinois on February 6, 1946, the daughter of Edward Wayne and Gladys Mae (Libka) Johnson, and was a graduate of Urbana High School in Urbana, Illinois. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Grace Tabernacle in Orleans, Indiana. She loved her family and enjoyed...
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Laurie Ann Ford

December 11, 1963 - June 23, 2017

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Pattie Michelle Stanifer

June 28, 1966 - June 22, 2017

Pattie Michelle Stanifer of Cloverdale, Indiana, passed away in her home at the age of 50.She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but has spent most of her life living and working in Indiana. She attended Cascade High School in Hendricks County, Indiana, where she graduated in 1984. It was that same year that she was married to her husband of 33 years, Michael Stanifer.Pattie was a very hardworking...
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Thomas Jason Franklin

March 2, 1993 - June 17, 2017

Thomas Jason "TJ" Franklin, 24, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2016.Thomas was born in Greencastle on March 2, 1993, the son of Thomas R. Franklin (Debbie), and Rae Jean (Rogers) Franklin-Keyt, (Mark), and attended North Putnam High School.Mr. Franklin worked for Herbert Construction. He was a member of Eagles Post #4385, and attended Clinton Falls Community Church. He...
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Byron Nelson Woodall

November 14, 1937 - June 17, 2017

Byron Nelson Woodall, 79, husband, dad and dear friend to all, died peacefully on June 17, 2017, at Hendricks Regional Health, surrounded by loved ones.Nelson was born on November 14, 1937, in the family home in Wanamaker, Indiana to James Nicholas Woodall and Gladys Bernadine (Williamson). He moved with his family to Greencastle, February of 1947 and called it home for the rest of his life.He...
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Wallace Eugene Burris

July 23, 1941 - May 28, 2017

Wallace Eugene Burris, 75, of Brazil and Roachdale, IN, passed away at IU Hospital in Indianapolis on May 28, 2017. He was born to Roger (Buck) and Wilma Burris in Indianapolis on July 23, 1941.Wallace proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1958-1962 where he traveled to Hawaii, Japan and Haiti. He later worked at Bridgeport/OLin Brass in Indianapolis, where he retired after 51...
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Mary Annabelle Monroe

October 11, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Mary Annabelle Monroe, 87, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at The Waters of Greencastle following an extended illness. Mary was born in Roodhouse, Illinois on October 11, 1929, the daughter of George T. and Eva Leauella, (Lawson) Little, and was a graduate of Roodhouse High School. Survivors include two sons, Rick D. Monroe, (fiancé-Janie Payton), Brazil, Indiana, and Doug Monroe,...
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Mary Annabelle Monroe

October 11, 1929 - May 21, 2017

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Mary Annabelle Monroe

October 11, 1929 - May 21, 2017

Mary Annabelle Monroe, 87, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at The Waters of Greencastle following an extended illness. Mary was born in Roodhouse, Illinois on October 11, 1929, the daughter of George T. and Eva Leauella, (Lawson) Little, and was a graduate of Roodhouse High School.Mrs. Monroe worked for many years as a secretary for Pinrod. She was dearly loved and will be missed by many...
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Bruce Gastineau

April 13, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Jane P. Irwin

February 13, 1946 - May 7, 2017

Jane P. Irwin, 71, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital following an extended illness.Jane was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 13, 1946, the daughter of Robert Alexander and Evelyn (Beeson) Parker. She was a 1964 graduate of Ponca City High School in Oklahoma.Mrs. Irwin pursued her undergraduate studies and received her Master's in Music from...
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Virgel P. Daniels

August 26, 1945 - April 28, 2017

Virgel P. Daniels, 71, passed away early Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.Virgel was born in Celina, Tenn., the son of Carvel and Irene (Grogan) Daniels, and attended Celina, Tenn., schools.Mr. Daniels owned and operated Virgel's Garage for many years.Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn M Daniels; two sons, Virgel Rodriguez (Dan...
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Betty Black

June 16, 1929 - April 25, 2017

Betty Black went to be with the Lord on April 25, 2017 after a short illness.She was born in Clay County on June 16, 1929 to her mother Lucille Shidler Trueblood.She graduated from Coalmont High School. She married Robert L. Black on January 7, 1950 and spent 67 happy years together. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle.Betty is su8rvived by her husband Robert, two sons, Tom ...
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Ronald Hammer Luther

July 23, 1939 - April 23, 2017

Ronald Hammer Luther, 77 of Greencastle, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 23, 1939, to Walter Eugene Luther and Oral Mercedes Luther.Survivors include his sister Lois Rhoden, Nieces Lori Scott (Tim), Cindy Valentine, (Donald), Diane Cahoon and nephews, Steve Cahoon, (Kathy), and eighteen great nieces and nephews.Ron was preceded...
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Carl Orvis Arbuckle

July 23, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Carl Orvis Arbuckle, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness.Carl was born in Belleville on July 23, 1923, the son of Samuel Orion and Bessie Rosetta (Clark) Arbuckle, and was a graduate of Amo High School.Mr. Arbuckle served proudly as a Corporal during WWII in the United States Airforce from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of...
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Nancy Ann Huber

June 10, 1934 - April 17, 2017

Nancy Ann Huber passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospice following an extended illness. Nancy was born in Indianapolis on June 10, 1934, the daughter of A. A. "Pete" and Ellen (Steele) Huber, and graduated from Roachdale High School in 1952. Mrs. Huber attended Hanover College, and was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Nancy served as secretary to three Presidents at DePauw...
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Robert Ralph Cooper

June 22, 1925 - April 16, 2017

Robert R. "Bob" Cooper, 91, of Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017.Born June 22, 1925 in Greencastle, he was the son of Hubert Earl and Dorothy Louise (Allen) Cooper Sr.He was a 1943 graduate of Greencastle High School.He married Betty Jane (Estep) Cooper on Dec. 1, 1944, and she preceded him in death.Bob started at the IBM plant in Greencastle on its...
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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