Our Obituaries

Ronald Dean Branham

September 9, 1939 - January 14, 2018

Ronald Dean Branham Sr., 78, of Greencastle passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Putnam County Hospital.Ronald was born in Indianapolis on September 9, 1939, the son of Dean Leroy Branham and Lucille (Archer) Pribe.Mr. Branham was a local Barber and Car Salesman in Greencastle for many years.Survivors include Reta Branham, Greencastle; a son, Ron Branham Jr., (wife-Tammy), Greencastle; a...
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Racquel Elyse Vickrey

June 7, 1988 - January 13, 2018

Racquel "Quel" Elyse Vickrey, age 29, of Brazil, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018.She was born on June 7, 1988 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Brian Vickrey and Darcy S. (Hensley) Enyart and was a graduate of South Putnam High School "Class of 2007".Racquel worked at the McDonalds restaurant in Brazil and had worked at the Burger King restaurant in Greencastle.She is survived by her...
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Peggy Ann Wright

December 8, 1947 - January 12, 2018

Peggy Anne Wright, 70, of Greencastle, peacefully gained her wings on Friday, January 12, 2018.She was born December 8, 1947 in Greencastle, the daughter of Guy and Margaret "Maggie Belle" (Higgins) Parrish and attended Greencastle High School.Peggy was a homemaker. She was strong in her faith, loved unconditionally, and family was everything.She is survived by her sons, Robert (Missy) Wright...
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David Wayne Simmerman

September 30, 1959 - January 2, 2018

David Wayne Simmerman Sr., Greencastle Lost his battle with diabetes on January 2, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. David was born in Greencastle the son of Dora F. "Skeeter" and Katherine (Bixler) Simmermanon September 30, 1959, and went to Greencastle High School. Mr. Simmerman proudly served in the United States Army. He loved working with his hands. He enjoyed woodworking,...
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Donald Smallwood

October 2, 1944 - December 28, 2017

Donald Smallwood, 73 of Greencastle Indiana passed away Thursday December 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 2, 1944 to Dave and Opal (Wagers) Smallwood in London KY. He married Mary Shirley Sweet on July 3, 1963. They raised two sons and a daughter. He worked at Navistar for over 30 years. He and his wife of 54 years attended CrossLand Baptist Church in...
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Joseph Edward Blaikie

January 9, 1950 - December 27, 2017

JOSEPH EDWARD "BOSTON" BLAIKIE It is with great sadness we announce the death of Joseph Edward Blaikie Jr., born January 9, 1950 in Everett, Massachusetts to parents Joseph Edward Blaikie and Mary (McEleney) Blaikie. He is survived by his wife and dearest love, LaVergne (Nagel) Blaikie, whom he married on December 13, 1969 after returning home from serving with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He loved...
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Robert Marion Moore

August 26, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Robert Marion Moore, 78 of Greencastle passed away December 25, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Robert was born in Greencastle on August 26, 1939, the son of Hubert and Mary Frances (Moore) Blumer, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Mr. Moore worked as an Inspector with Allison in Indianapolis for 27 years. He was a member of Bainbridge Saddle Club and the NRA. Robert...
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Jeannine Segerspedt Auen

July 28, 1966 - December 23, 2017

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Rose Ann Shoemaker

April 16, 1947 - December 23, 2017

Rose Ann Shoemaker, 70, passed away December 23, 2017, at her residence with her family by her side. Rose was born in Greencastle, on April 16, 1947, the daughter of James and Nelly (Hill) Jones, and attended Greencastle High School. Survivors include four children, John Shoemaker, (wife-Sheila), Cloverdale, Robert Shoemaker, (fiancÚ-Dawn Fox), Greencastle, Richie Shoemaker, (significant other...
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Sarah Beth Kerr

November 20, 1931 - December 22, 2017

Sarah Beth Kerr, 86, of Greencastle passed away on December 22, 2017, at Mill Pond Heath Campus. Sarah was born in Greencastle on November 20, 1931, the daughter of Russell and Geneva (Maxwell) Elmore, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Mrs. Kerr was employed at Greencastle Schools and retired from Gobin United Methodist Church where she served as Secretary. She was involved in the St...
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Fred Joe Girton

February 15, 1932 - December 13, 2017

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Ruth Marie Hanlon

January 13, 1936 - December 13, 2017

Ruth Marie Hanlon, age 81 of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.Born January 13, 1936 in Clay County, the daughter of Estel and Herberta (Leberer) Sutton and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.Ruth had retired from DePauw University where she had worked as an accounting clerk for 38 years. She was a member of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church and the Greencastle...
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Savanna Royce Birkemeier

August 4, 2017 - November 29, 2017

Savanna Royce Birkemeier, three month old daughter of Ryan and Shelody (White) Birkemeier, born August 4, 2017 in Danville. She passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.Savanna is survived by her parents; big brothers, Jaxon and Nolyn VanDuyn; grandparents, Roberta & Dennis Church, Charles & Becky White, and Gary & Ann Birkemeier, her aunt and uncles, Scheyanna &...
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Samuel Henry Lancaster

December 5, 1961 - November 27, 2017

Samuel "Sam" Henry Lancaster Jr., age 55, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.He was born December 5, 1961 in Greencastle, the son of Samuel Henry and Patricia (Buchanan) Lancaster Sr. and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.Sam worked through the Wabash Center in Lafayette and Comprehensive Services in Greencastle. He enjoyed going to Canada to go fishing. He also...
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Linda Kay Hall

November 20, 1945 - November 25, 2017

Linda Kay Hall, age 72, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.She was born in Indianapolis on November 20, 1945, the daughter of Oliver and Goldie (Holland) Finchum and was a graduate of Brownsburg High School "Class of 1963".Linda had worked in the Patient Financial Services department at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville for several years. She loved being a homemaker,...
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Debbie Lou Rush

August 25, 1959 - November 22, 2017

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Eugene Monroe Liebert

January 9, 1936 - November 17, 2017

Eugene "Gene" M. Liebert, age 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017.He was born January 9, 1936 in Shelbina, Missouri, the son of Elbert and Ethel Liebert. Gene had worked at CARQUEST Auto Parts, Bill Robertson Chrysler Dealership, owned and operated the Shell gas station on the south side of Greencastle, and was a truck driver with Schwermann and Schneider Trucking.He was...
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James Hillis Poor

July 2, 1932 - November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, James Hillis Poor passed suddenly from this life into eternal life."Jim" was born in Chanute, Kansas on July 2, 1932, the son of John Lawrence and Edna Lorene (Hillis) Poor.He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1950 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from DePauw University in 1954 followed by two years of service in the USAF from 1954-56.He is survived...
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Julie M. Cox

March 15, 1957 - October 23, 2017

Julia "Julie" M. Cox, age 60, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017.She was born March 15, 1957 in New Jersey, the daughter of Louie Miller and Marion (Casler) LeGrand. Julie graduated from high school and later had taken some classes at Ivy Tech.She was an assembler at Heartland Automotive, where she has worked for several years.She is survived by her husband, Larry E. Cox;...
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Robert Higgins Rooker

December 14, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Robert Higgins Rooker, 84, of Bainbridge, died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his children.Born Dec. 14, 1932, he was the son of Joseph and Edna Higgins Rooker.He married Shirley Lukenbill on Aug. 2, 1952, and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2012.Also preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Mary Ellen Bunn, daughter George Rooker, granddaughter Tiffany Mauk...
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Thomas Patrick Schmalix

October 5, 1948 - September 23, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Patrick Schmalix, 68, of Belle Union passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at his residence. Tom was born in Brooklyn, New York the son of William and Janet Schmalix, and was a 1967 graduate of Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn, New York. He also attended Indiana State University. Mr. Schmalix proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a...
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Larry Eugene Phillips

July 28, 1953 - September 21, 2017

Larry Eugene Phillips, age 64, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017.Born July 28, 1953 in Greencastle, the son of Emerson and Mary (King) Phillips and was a veteran having served in the United States Army.Larry served the Lord in ministry at the Family of God, Roachdale, and retired from the Waste Water Treatment Plant, Greencastle, where he had worked several years.He was a...
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Helen Suzanne Drawbaugh

October 18, 1937 - September 19, 2017

Helen (Susie) Suzanne Drawbaugh (79), of Fillmore, died peacefully on Tuesday September 19, 2017 in Wilkes Barre, PA, surrounded by her loving husband. Susie was born on October 18, 1937 in Indianapolis, IN. Susie graduated from Broad Ripple High School and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Earl Drawbaugh, shortly after. Susie worked at Standard Life Insurance as a secretary until she...
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Richard Allen Hall

May 24, 1953 - September 19, 2017

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Joseph January

July 26, 1924 - September 13, 2017

Joseph January, 93, of Reelsville passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his residence Joseph was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 26, 1924, the son of LeRoi "Lee" and Mary (Reeves) January, and attended Mississippi Schools. Mr. January worked as a Caster for Bridgeport Brass. He was a member of G.T. Haywood Memorial Church. Survivors include a son, Jonathan "Rod" (wife-Juliette)...
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William Ray Johnson

May 6, 1933 - September 2, 2017

William Ray Johnson, 84, of Greencastle passed away Saturday, September 02, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family. William was born in Cloverdale on May 6, 1933, the son of Robert and Verniece (Harris) Johnson. Mr. Johnson proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for over 36 years at IBM as a Parts Inventory Specialist. He was a member of Sherwood...
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Betty Jean Killion

September 28, 1924 - August 30, 2017

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Charles S. Shaner

September 4, 1935 - August 30, 2017

Charles Samuel Shaner Jr., 81, of Franklin passed away at Franklin United Methodist Community on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Charles was born in Greencastle on July 10, 1935, the son of Charles Samuel and Elizabeth (Varvel) Shaner Sr., and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He also completed four years of Vocational School. Mr. Shaner proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He...
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Betty Jean Killion

September 28, 1924 - August 30, 2017

Betty Jean Killion, 92, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Putnam County Hospital. Born on September 28, 1924 in Brazil, Indiana to Elmer and Luella Lawson. She was a graduate of Brazil high School class of 1942 and attended Indiana State University. She married William F. Killion on June 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on February 29, 2011. Betty also had 8 brothers...
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Susan Kay Lanham

July 20, 1950 - August 27, 2017

Susan Kay Lanham, age 67, of Bainbridge, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born July 20, 1950 in Greencastle, the daughter of Robert Ernest and Mary Catherine (Lukenbill) Boswell and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1968". Susie was a homemaker, devoting her life to her children and helping others. She was a member of the Bainbridge Christian...
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Willard O. Bumgardner

May 15, 1938 - August 26, 2017

Willard O. Bumgardner, age 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Born May 15, 1938 in Elrod, Kentucky, he was the son of Joe and Ida M (Bullock) Bumgardner. Willard retired from Cardinal Contracting after 34 years of hard work. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Greencastle and Teamsters Union # 716. Willard loved his family, Saturday night at the track,...
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Janet Rae Hendershot

December 31, 1942 - August 22, 2017

Janet Rae Hendershot, 74, of Greencastle passed away August 22, 2017 surrounded by her family.Janet was born in Hamilton, Ohio on December 31, 1942, the daughter of C. P. and Florence (Fuchs) Earnshaw and was a graduate of Columbus Senior High School.Mrs. Hendershot graduated from the Approved University of Beauty Culture, Indianapolis, and worked as a hairdresser for several years. She also...
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William Ray Jackson

December 5, 1925 - August 21, 2017

William Ray Jackson, age 91, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 21, 2017. Born December 5, 1925 in Greencastle, the son of E.J. and Opal (Anderson) Jackson and a graduate of Greencastle High School. Bill also attended Lane Business College in Indianapolis and was a Designated Appraiser and associate in the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a veteran, having...
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Harold Eugene Shaner

August 6, 1937 - August 19, 2017

Harold E. Shaner, age 80, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017.Born August 6, 1937 in Greencastle, the son of Charles Samuel and Elizabeth (Varvel) Shaner and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1955".Harold was a retired machinist and lathe operator, having worked in the aircraft industry for 45 years.He is survived by his children, David ...
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Judith Ann McGinnis

September 10, 1933 - August 18, 2017

Judith Morrow McGinnis, Greencastle, went to join God on August 19, 2017. Judith was born in Indianapolis, the youngest child and only daughter of Dr. Henry and Doras (Gordon) Morrow who preceded her in death. She was the wife of the late Victor Wayne "Mack" McGinnis and sister to three brothers, Dr. Dean H. Morrow, Houston, Texas; Dr. A. Glenn Morrow, Rockville, Maryland, and Richard R. Morrow,...
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Jerry Dean Girton

December 25, 1954 - August 17, 2017

Jerry Dean Girton, 62, of Fillmore passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Hendricks Regional Hospital.Jerry was born in Greencastle on December 25, 1954, the son of Richard E. and Peggy L. (Arnold) Girton, and was a graduate of Plainfield High School in 1973. He also attended Indiana University.Mr. Girton worked for 32 years at Rexnord/Linkbelt until his retirement in 2006. He came out of...
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Joseph Harold Ash

March 24, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Joseph Harold Ash, 81, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his residence.Joseph was born in Greencastle on March 24, 1936, the son of John Roy and Helen Marie (Klebush) Ash, and attended Greencastle High School.He worked at International Harvester in Indianapolis, Putnam County Highway Department as a Road Grader Operator, and was later a Superintendent. He also worked at...
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Tommy Duane Billings

July 22, 1966 - August 5, 2017

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Ellen Lobban Taylor

June 22, 1934 - August 5, 2017

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L. Diane McComb

March 10, 1948 - August 1, 2017

L. Diane McComb, age 69, of Greencastle formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Chambersville Cemetery, Spencer, IN.The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday, August 7th at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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Kathleen Ann Vance

October 22, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Kathleen Ann Vance, 93, Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. Kathleen, known to many as "Grandma Kay", was born In Clay County to George L. And Nina (Reed) White.In 1951, She married her husband Robert E. Vance, they resided in the Chicago area, where they both worked for over forty years. I'm 1988, they returned to Greencastle where they spent the remainder of...
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John Everett McKee

February 7, 1926 - July 23, 2017

John Everett McKee, 91 of Greencastle passed away on July 23, 2017 at Putnam County Hospital. John was born on February 7, 1926 in Danville, Indiana to Gladys and Sherman McKee Sr. He was one of six children: Francis McKee, (deceased), Sherman McKee, Jr., Doris Mae McKee, (deceased), Inabelle Wolsted, and Alice Pritchett. John proudly served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Japan...
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Thelma Nevada Bumgardner

July 31, 1939 - July 23, 2017

Thelma N. Bumgardner, 77, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday July 23, 2017.She was born on July 31, 1939 in Indianapolis to Fred W. Tucker and Thelma N. McCarson Tucker, and was raised by her aunt Hannah Craver and husband Morris who she referred to as Mom and Dad.Thelma was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1957, and had served as the Greencastle Township Trustee for 25 years. ...
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Gerald I. Clodfelter

October 10, 1920 - July 15, 2017

Gerald I. Clodfelter, age 96 of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017.Born October 10, 1920 in Putnam County, the son of Ray and Alma (Irwin) Clodfelter and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1938. He graduated from Purdue University in 1941 with a degree in Agriculture with his agriculture achievements being honored at the Purdue Hall of Fame.Gerald served as a...
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Patricia Lane Buis

October 24, 1947 - July 13, 2017

Patricia Lane "Pat" Buis, age 69, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born October 24, 1947 in Cadiz, Kentucky, the daughter of James Crabtree and Gladys (Short) Hayden.Pat had operated with her husband, Richard Buis, The Annex Restaurant in Greencastle. She was also a homemaker and had worked at Mallory's and Heartland Automotive. She was a member of the Eagles...
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Hiram Barger

March 27, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Hiram "Hamburger" Barger Sr., 89, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, July 8,2017, at Putnam County Hospital. Hiram was born in Saul, Kentucky on March 27, 1928, the son of Justis and Mary Barger, and attended Saul Kentucky Schools. Mr. Barger worked as a Sign Supervisor with the Indiana State Highway Department for over 34 years, he also worked for Marsh and Lo Bills Supermarket for over 14...
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Dorothy Jean Buechler

June 22, 1925 - July 2, 2017

www.Hopkins-Rector.comDorothy Jean Buechler, 92, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Asbury Towers.Dorothy was born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 22, 1925, the daughter of Leland Bagby. She was a graduate of Huntington High School in West Virginia. She received an Associate's Degree in Home Economics.Mrs. Buechler was a member of Gobin United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa...
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Donald James Alexander

May 23, 1934 - June 27, 2017

Donald James "Jim" Alexander, age 83, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Jim was born the son of Ruby Alexander White on May 23, 1934 in Jutson, IN... He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Martha Margaret and Harry Alexander. He married Dorothy Mae Farnsworth in 1953. Jim and Dorothy provided a loving home for many foster children over the years...
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Vivian M. Pickett

March 12, 1920 - June 15, 2017

Vivian Maxine "Biany" Pickett, age 97, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, reuniting with her husband of 76 years, James H. "Jack" Pickett, whom preceded her in death on June 8, 2017.Born March 12, 1920 in Bainbridge, IN, the daughter of Geddes and Crystal (Edwards) Priest and a graduate of Bainbridge High School.Vivian had worked at DePauw University and the ASCS Farm Office...
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Shawn Michael Storrs

February 25, 1972 - June 10, 2017

Shawn Michael Storrs, 45, of Brownsburg, and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on June 10, 2017.He was born on February 25, 1972 in Indianapolis to Jeffrey A. Storrs and Patricia L. Anderson.Shawn was a carpenter by trade, and had most recently been employed at ECS in Greencastle.His mother preceded him in death.Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Amanda Sue Souders Storrs; four children,...
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James Herbert Pickett

November 11, 1919 - June 8, 2017

James Herbert "Jack" Pickett, 97, of Greencastle, passed away late Thursday Evening, June 8, 2017, at Mill Pond Health Campus. James was born in Groveland on November 11, 1919, the son of Chester and Elsie (Hinkle) Pickett, and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. Mr. Pickett proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He was stationed in Africa, Italy and France. He worked at...
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Barbara L. Darrell

August 4, 1963 - June 5, 2017

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Carolyn Shirley Birt

September 29, 1937 - June 2, 2017

C. Shirley Birt, age 79, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord and reunite with the love of her life, Gordon R. Birt, on June 2, 2017. Born September 27, 1937 to Ivan and Dewell (Davis) Clark, in Greencastle. She met Gordon as a teenager at the Putnam County Fair and they later married on November 23, 1955. Together they were blessed with five children: Ronald (Mary Anne) Birt, Carolyn ...
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Edward Eugene Ault

October 16, 1928 - May 29, 2017

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Robert Sutton

September 20, 1931 - May 26, 2017

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Elizabeth Ash

June 15, 1923 - May 26, 2017

Elizabeth Dean "Libby "Ash, 93, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at I. U. Health West.Elizabeth was born in Putnam County, the daughter of Curtis and Sallie (Priest) Minnick, and was a 1942 graduate of Bainbridge High School.Libby worked for IBM from the time they opened in Greencastle until they closed in 1986. She was a member of Brick Chapel United Methodist Church. Libby was a loving mother...
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James Max McCarter

November 15, 1933 - May 18, 2017

James Max "Jim" McCarter, 83, of Greencastle, surrounded by his family, entered Heaven's gates and into our Mother's arms on May 18, 2017.He was born on November 15, 1933 to Clinton and Lillian (Osborn) McCarter in Martin County, Indiana. He graduated in 1952 from Elnora High School, Elnora, IN.Dad married Mahala Jane Truelove on March 9th, 1956 and left a week later to serve his country in the...
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Harold Spicer

December 10, 1921 - May 17, 2017

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Aiden Chance McMullin

December 17, 2014 - May 15, 2017

Aiden Chance McMullin, 2, of Greencastle, was taken into God's Care on May 15, 2017.Aiden was born in Danville, IN, on December 17, 2014, the son of Aaron McMullin and Toni (Ballard) Howard.He was the little brother of David, Brittany, Jeremy, and Jenna Howard, the grandson of Odis McMullin, Mark Ballard, and Evelyn Ballard, and the nephew of Jason McMullin, Loren Fritz David, Christopher David,...
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Donald Vernick

October 3, 1933 - May 12, 2017

Donald Vernick, 83, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.Donald was born in Indianapolis on October 3, 1933, the son of Guss and LaVerne (Taylor) Vernick, and attended Emmerich Manual High School.Mr. Vernick served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Stark and Wetzel Meat Packing Plant for 19 years then worked for...
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Jack E. Patterson

March 9, 1929 - May 11, 2017

Jack E. Patterson, 87, passed away May 11, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.Jack was born in Greencastle on September 3, 1929, the son of John Leroy and Opal (Grimes) Patterson, and was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School. Mr. Patterson proudly served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Corporal. He was a...
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Maxine Maxine McCammack

October 4, 1938 - May 10, 2017

Maxine McCammack, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.Born October 4, 1938 in Putnam County, IN, the daughter of Dennis "Smokey" and Eva (McCullough) Goodpaster and attended Belle Union High School.Maxine had been a cook with the Belle Union High School and DePauw University for several years and retired from the Putnam County Clerk's Office. She was a member of the Hanna...
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Bruce Gastineau

April 13, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Bruce A. Gastineau "Dr. G." My dad's idea of heaven would have been lounging under the expanse of an old tree as it dabbled the sky above green. He'd surely have wanted the added comfort of a rich, brown beer or jammy red wine. A dog, content and cozying at his side, would have completed the picture. His were simple joys, simply enjoyed. He was a son, a father, a grandfather,...
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Stanley Edward Scobee

June 13, 1942 - May 9, 2017

Stanley Edward Scobee, 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.Born June 13, 1942 in Greencastle, to Russell Edward "Ed" and Bertha Terry Scobee, raised by his father and stepmother, Verna June Martin Scobee. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1961". He married Marsha Ann Hayes on October 20, 1974 at the Woodland Heights Christian Church in Crawfordsville...
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Seth Michael Marlatt

September 6, 1981 - May 2, 2017

Seth Michael Marlatt, age 35, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.Born September 6, 1981 in Greencastle, the son of Michael and Brenda (Adams) Marlatt and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 2000".Seth was a horse trainer having worked in Indiana, Texas, and Georgia for several years, and a DAC Dealer in horse supplement. He was a member of the Professional...
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Gloria A. Bergstrom

June 3, 1932 - April 25, 2017

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Donna Lou Collins

February 2, 1952 - April 19, 2017

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Betty Imogene Cox

September 10, 1936 - April 14, 2017

Betty Imogene Cox, 80, passed away at the home of her daughter, Friday, April 14, 2017.Betty was born in Tangier on September 10, 1936, the daughter of Paul and Lucinda (Adams) McMahan and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker, and had worked at Old Trail Inn and IBM . Survivors include four daughters, Cinda Lynn Davis, Greencastle, Kathy Ann (Ronald)Tucker of...
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Richard Jay Weist

April 26, 1958 - April 12, 2017

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Barbara O. Age

January 30, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Barbara Age 93, of St. Petersburg, Florida, went to be with God, Friday, April 7, 2017.She is survived by her son, Kenneth Age; daughter, Sandra Gregory; grandson, Kirk Age; granddaughters, Rebecca Gregory and Candice Fields; great-granddaughter Sydney Heyob; brother, Larry Ott and niece, Shelia Reese.Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lloyd T. Age.Barbara was a member of...
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Mary Katherine Douglas

June 21, 1940 - April 7, 2017

Mary Katherine Douglas, age 76, of Reelsville, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by her family.Born June 21, 1940 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Buskirk) Yorger and was a graduate of Decatur High School.Mary Katherine had worked at the Indianapolis Birthing Center for several years, and has served as a Midwife since 1974. She was a member of the New...
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Billy Gene Austin

December 3, 1939 - April 5, 2017

Billy Gene Austin, age 77, of Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.Born December 3, 1939 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Avery and Mildred (Huffman) Austin and a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1958"Bill was an airline Captain with US Airways for 33 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Soaring Eagles and Bainbridge United Methodist Church.Bill is...
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Barbara Lee Monnett

March 12, 1934 - April 4, 2017

Barbara Lee "Bobby" Monnett, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born on March 12, 1934 in Greencastle to Walter L. Bryan and Kathleen O'Conner Bryan.Bobby was a 1952 graduate of Greencastle High School, had been employed at Prevo's, and owned and operated the Chateau Theatre. She was a former member of Tri Kappa Sorority and had been active in P.T.A. and Girl...
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James David Mackey

March 31, 1952 - April 1, 2017

James David Mackey, age 65, of Brazil, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 surrounded by his family.Born March 31, 1952 in Greencastle, he was the son of James Douglas and Mary Ruth (Hanneman) Mackey Shamel and was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of "1970"James was a United States Army Veteran having attended the Wentworth Military School and serving his country in Vietnam. He was...
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Jessie Lucille Parker

September 13, 1922 - March 26, 2017

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Arnold No Middle Name Smith

January 5, 1944 - March 26, 2017

Arnold Smith, 73, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017.He was born in Deerlodge, TN to Herman and Mabel (Hall) Smith.Arnold spent a lifetime working in auto body shops around Greencastle. He had a passion for cars. He retired from Great Dane in Brazil, IN.He is survived by his wife, Betty Smith; children, Tom (Julie) Smith of Danville, Wendy (Kerry) Stout of Cloverdale, Kathy...
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Larry Max Clodfelter

September 3, 1949 - March 24, 2017

Larry M. Clodfelter, 67, of Greencastle, passed away at home early Friday morning, March 24, 2017, ending his battle with cancer.He was the first son of Max and Alice (Shoemaker) Clodfelter, born September 3, 1949 in Crawfordsville, IN, was a 1967 graduate of Bainbridge High School, a 1968 graduate of the Hobart Welding School, in Troy, OH, and was a member of the Bainbridge Christian Church, and...
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Morris Leon Taylor

March 15, 1935 - March 23, 2017

Morris Leon Taylor, age 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.Born March 15, 1935 in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of Lester C. and D. Marie (Simpson) Taylor.Morris served 26 years in the Army, Army Guard, and Air National Guard, retiring in 1994. He had also worked at Greencastle Manufacturing for 20 years, retiring in 1991.He is survived by his children, Nora I. (David)...
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Sharon Joan Jones

August 10, 1936 - March 21, 2017

Sharon Joan Jones, age 80, of Fillmore, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.Born August 10, 1936, in Greencastle, the daughter of Joe Dawson and Gladys Eileen (Wells) Dunivan and was a graduate of Stilesville High School "Class of 1954".Sharon was a homemaker and a member of the Fillmore Christian Church. She loved to paint, play the organ and sing, and most of all she loved children, and...
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Eileen Janett Goodwin

June 2, 1924 - March 19, 2017

Eileen Janett Goodwin, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017.Born June 2, 1924, in New Market, she was the daughter of Raymond and Eva (Wright) Short. She was a graduate of Waveland High School.Eileen retired from RCA in Indianapolis, where she had worked for more than 30 years.She is survived by her daughters, Mary Webster, Gloria (Jim) Sperring and Wendy (Dave) Danner; a son...
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Laura Frances Hayes

November 6, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Laura Frances (Phelps) Hayes, 85 of Greencastle, passed away, Saturday March 18, 2017 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greencastle, IN. She was born November 6, 1931 to Floyd Wesley and Genevieve (Hamilton) Phelps. She worked at PR Malory in Greencastle for 15 years then later became a homemaker to her family. She Married Finis Ray Hayes on December 28, 1951. She loved her dog Cricket, enjoyed...
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Curtis Donald Moore

February 25, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Curtis Donald Moore, 89 of Greencastle, passed away at Hendricks Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 89. He was born in Putnam County on February 25, 1928 to the late Franklin and Nora (Smock) Moore.Curtis served his country in the United States Army from 1945 until 1947, upon completion of his military service; he worked for the Greencastle Water Department for 32 years,...
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John Henry Rulfs

February 19, 1931 - March 16, 2017

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Daniel Renee Evans

July 27, 1979 - March 11, 2017

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Lewis Manion

January 12, 1941 - March 9, 2017

Lewis Manion, age 76, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.Born January 12, 1941 in Crawfordsville, the son of Emmett and Mary E. (Perry) Manion and was a graduate of Patricksburg High School "Class of 1959".Lewis was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy and a member of the American Legion.He had worked as a diesel mechanic for the Walmart Truck Center for seven...
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Betty Jean Williams

July 6, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Betty Jean Williams, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017,She was born July 6, 1937 in Ladoga, the daughter of Harley B. and Lorna (Barker) Servies. Betty was a 1955 graduate of New Market High School.Betty was a homemaker and had worked several years with PR Mallorys and Taylor Graphics. She was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church, and the Ladies Aid and Primetimers...
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Kathryn Kay Thompson

February 15, 1915 - March 7, 2017

Kathryn Thompson, age 102, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.Born February 15, 1915 in Crown Point, the daughter of Wells and Helen (Woodcock) Ainsworth. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1933". Kathryn retired from P.R. Mallorys in 1983, where she had worked for 17 ½ years, she had previously worked at the Angwell Curtain Factory for 12 ½...
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Darla Lynn Hopkins

January 24, 1941 - March 6, 2017

Darla L. Mace Hopkins, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, March 06, 2017, at the Waters after a short illness. Darla was born on January 24th, 1941, the daughter of Johnny and Christine (O'Neal) Masten. She was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School. She held several positions in the medical field during her work career. She worked at a Burn Center and later became a Pharmacy Tech at...
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Vera Chapman

April 30, 1925 - March 1, 2017

Vera A. Chapman, 91 of Brownsburg, passed away, March 1, 2017 in Brownsburg, IN. Vera was born April 30, 1925 in Greencastle, IN to Bert E. and Grace Roberts. She was a 1943 graduate of Greencastle High School and worked for the Hendricks County Bank in Plainfield, for many years prior to her retirement. Vera attended the Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg, and had been a member of...
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Maxine R. Haskett

October 1, 1921 - February 26, 2017

Maxine R. Haskett, 95 of Greencastle, passed away, February 26, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Maxine was born October 1, 1921 in Terre Haute, IN to Bert E. and Grace Roberts. She was a 1939 graduate of Greencastle High School and went to work immediately for General Telephone Company, where she would remain for over 30 years prior to her retirement. Maxine was a member of the First Christian Church,...
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James Roy Grider

September 8, 1948 - February 25, 2017

"Cancer may take my life, but it will never take my love, my memories, my laughter, or my soul."James "Jim" Roy Grider, age 68, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 surrounded by his family.Born September 8, 1948 in Russell Springs, Kentucky, he was the son of Robert Claude and Pauline (Omar) Grider.Jim was a auto mechanic having worked at Beck's Automotive and National Car...
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Charles Oscar Irving

July 17, 1928 - February 24, 2017

Charles Oscar Irving, age 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. He was born in Peoria, IL, the son of Oscar and Thelma (Crossley) Irving.Oscar was an automotive mechanic having retired from Eastside Motors and previously working 33 years at Putnam Motors. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #47, Greencastle.He is survived by his son, Leo Irving; stepdaughters, Monica ...
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Elva Mae Porter

November 8, 1922 - February 22, 2017

Elva Mae (O'Hair) Porter, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.Born November 8, 1922 in Morton, Indiana, the daughter of Marion and Mae (Keyt) O'Hair. She was a graduate of Clinton Center Schools "Class of 1940"Elva had been a housemother for 14 years at the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and three years at Delta Delta Delta Sorority at DePauw University. She had...
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Harold Chilcote

January 28, 1935 - February 22, 2017

Harold Chilcote, 82 of Greencastle, passed away peacefully in the same home he was born in on February 22, 2017.Harold was born January 28, 1935 in his family home in rural Greencastle to Leland and Agnes (Roberts) Chilcote. He was drafted to serve his country in the United States Army, but was discharged at the untimely passing of his father. He was a life-long farmer and worked for many years...
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Barbara Jean Higgins

August 30, 1945 - February 21, 2017

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James Ray High

December 12, 1940 - February 14, 2017

James R. High, 76, Greencastle, was born Dec. 14, 1940 in Kankakee County, Ill., to Edward and Bernita High. Preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Catherine Call; two brothers, Roger and Richard; and one son, Jonathan. Survived by his wife, Sharon of 54 years; one daughter, Valerie Rayce (Michael) of Greencastle; one son, Alan High (Patty) of Herscher, Ill., and three grandchildren,...
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Betty Jo Covert

November 6, 1949 - February 12, 2017

Betty Jo Covert, 67 of Greencastle, passed away February 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Betty was born November 6, 1949 in Lenoir City, TN to Roy and Josephine Boothe. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School, worked in food service at DePauw University, and attended the Church of God. She is survived by he loving husband, Jesse Stephen Covert; children, Jay Stephen (wife Cinnamon...
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Jonathan Jay Clark

April 6, 1957 - February 3, 2017

Jonathan Jay Clark, 59 of Greencastle, IN, passed away unexpectedly February 3, 2017.Mr. Clark was born April 6, 1957 in Greencastle, IN to Leland and Betty Clark. He served his country in the United States Army from 1976 until 1987. In addition to his military career he worked as an automotive mechanic for various dealerships. He was a member of The National Rifle Association and the American...
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John Best

May 17, 1930 - January 29, 2017

John Leon Best, 86 of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at his home, January 29, 2017.John was born May 17, 1930 in Clay County, Indiana to William and Inez (Trout) Best. He worked for many years for Public Service, before retirement in 1990. In addition to his work at Public Service he was a long-time farmer and raised hogs; his favorite quote when touring the farm was always "Smells like...
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Roberta Ann Smiley

October 26, 1937 - January 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, IN.
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