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    Hershel C. Rigney

    Hershel C. Rigney (2/25/20) Hershel C. Rigney, 96, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Hershel was born in Liberty, Ky. on July 22, 1923, the son of George A. and Dessie (Long) Rigney. Mr. Rigney was a member of First Assembly of God, now The StoreHouse. He was also a stewart with Teamsters Union #135. He was a farmer and was a vendor at the Farmers Market for over 30 years. He was also a truck driver with Spector Mid-State Trucking…

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    Patricia ‘Pat’ (Fidler) Steagall

    Patricia ‘Pat’ (Fidler) Steagall (2/25/20) Patricia “Pat” Steagall, 87, of Bainbridge, passed away at her home Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. She was born in Farmersburg to the late Pascal and Lillian (Pittman) Fidler. Pat was a 1950 graduate of Farmersburg High School. She married Hayden B. Steagall Mar. 25, 1957. He preceded her in death Sept. 19, 2010…

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    Barbara June Ames

    Barbara June Ames (2/25/20) Barbara June Ames, 67, of Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 17, 1952 to Harrison and Inez Johnson in Peru, Ind. She was adopted shortly after by Lawrence and Mildred Ames. Barbara was a 1971 graduate of New Market School…

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    Rebecca Lynn Rogers

    Rebecca Lynn Rogers (2/25/20) Rebecca Lynn Rogers, 64, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family. Rebecca was born in Bamberg, S.C., on May 29, 1955, the daughter of Charles “Charlie” and Hattie Daythel (Thompson) Poe. She and was a 1973 graduate of Greencastle High School. She received her associates degree in administration from Vincennes University…

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    Ralph Wayne Ash

    Ralph Wayne Ash (2/25/20) Ralph Wayne Ash, 71, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in Apache Junction, Ariz. He as born in Greencastle at the Putnam County Hospital on Nov. 10, 1948 He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Eunice (Jent) Ash. He is survived by his wife of 24-1/2 years, Jeanette (Bushman) Ash. The were married on Sept. 9, 1995 in Evergreen, Colo…

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    Candie (Nelson) Branneman

    Candie (Nelson) Branneman (2/24/20) Candie (Nelson) Branneman, 57, of Reelsville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends after a battle with cancer. Candie was born on March 28, 1962 to Gerald and Bev Nelson. Candie graduated in 1981 from Greencastle High School…

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    James R. McMillan

    James R. McMillan (2/24/20) James R. McMillan, 88, of Greencastle, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis on April 13, 1931, the son of Lossan V. and Nell (Wilson) McMillan. He married Doris Fletcher on May 28, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1999. Together they owned and operated McMillan Carpets for more than 30 years. Indeed, he continued to install flooring into his late 70s…

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    Millard Joseph Cox

    Millard Joseph Cox (2/24/20) Millard Joseph Cox, 86, Brazil, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at his home. He was born in Knightsville on Feb. 28, 1933 to the late Walter and Naoma (Jones) Cox. Millard attended Van Buren High School and earned his associate’s degree from IUPUI…

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    James Harvey Poynter

    James Harvey Poynter (2/24/20) James Harvey Poynter, 84, of Kokomo, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Born April 25, 1935 in Coatesville, he was the son of James William and Ada (Ashby) Poynter and was a graduate of the Greencastle High School class of 1955…

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    Robert W. Steuerwald

    Robert W. Steuerwald (2/21/20) Robert W. Steuerwald, 73, of Brazil, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 following a battle with cancer. Bob was born on Oct. 14, 1946, the son of Wayne Alfred and Bernice Irene (Taggart) Steuerwald. He graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the class of 1964, and then from Indiana State University with a double major in math and economics. …

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    Danny L. Gregory

    Danny L. Gregory (2/21/20) Danny L. Gregory, age 71, of Martinsville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. He was born on Sept. 13, 1948 to the late Paul and Wilma (O’Mullane) Gregory. Danny married Paricia (Bratcher) Gregory in May of 1975 and she survives. Danny retired from GM in 1999 after working there for 30 years…

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    John Ballinger Blaydoe

    John Ballinger Blaydoe (2/21/20) John Ballinger Blaydoe, 84, died February 19, 2020 at the Hickory Creek at Sunset, a caring and loving community in Greencastle. He was born on Nov. 8, 1935 in Birmingham, Ala. as the son of Louis and Cora Jane Blaydoe. John served in the US Army and was discharged in 1959. He served as the fire chief of the Eminence Indiana Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Masons, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, the Flying Fez, Gatling Gun Club and Kentucky Colonels…

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    Helena L. DeBoer

    Helena L. DeBoer (2/21/20) Helena L. (Pease) DeBoer, 82, of Avon, passed away at Country Side Meadows on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. At her request, no services have been scheduled. Cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory…

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    John Charles ‘Chuck’ Tilton

    John Charles ‘Chuck’ Tilton (2/20/20) John Charles “Chuck” Tilton, 81, Coatesville (Heritage Lake), passed away Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Rensselaer on Oct. 28, 1938, the son of John and Sophie Sommers Tilton. He had worked as a high school teacher and was also a coach and a mentor. He had also worked in sales and marketing around Chicago…

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    Debra Jeanne Poynter

    Debra Jeanne Poynter (2/20/20) Debra Jeanne Poynter went to be with Jesus on Feb. 20, 2020. She was born to Johnny and Charlene Hasselburg on May 20, 1958 in Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was survived by the love of her life, Woody Woodrum, and her children: Roy Poynter (Tiffany) and Rachele Poynter; her siblings: Jeri Sue Stitzer (Carl), Chris Hasselburg (Sudie), George Hasselburg (Judy), Sue Ferrand (Bill), Joney Lewis (Jeff), Johnny Hasselburg (Bre), Johnica R…

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    Elizabeth M. Douglass

    Elizabeth M. Douglass (2/19/20) Elizabeth M. Douglass, 58, of Cloverdale, passed away Feb. 17, 2020. She was born Nov. 5, 1961 to Paul and Christanna (Hileman) Nose. Elizabeth married Mark Douglass on Aug. 2, 1980 and he survives. She is also survived by her mother Christanna Nose; children Nicole Douglass, Shelley Robbins and her husband James and Ian Douglass; grandchildren Logan Hamm, Gabby Robbins and Gibson Robbins…

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    John Michael Doty

    John Michael Doty (2/17/20) John Michael Doty, 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family. John was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 26, 1942, the son of John Henry Doty and Doris (Carlson) Doty-Cain. He was a 1960 graduate of Southport High School. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, then earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972…

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    Howard Eugene Rippy Sr.

    Howard Eugene Rippy Sr. (2/12/20) Howard Eugene Rippy Sr., 93, Ladoga, died on Feb. 5, 2020. He was born at Indianapolis to Carlin and Myrtle (Lentz) Rippy on June 28, 1926. Howard was the youngest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Carl Rippy, and sister Elizabeth (Betty) Kassig…

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    Joseph D. Fogle

    Joseph D. Fogle (2/12/20) Joseph D. Fogle, 82, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Joe was born in Greencastle on Nov. 1, 1937, the son of Frank and Ida Mae (Albright) Fogle. He was a 1956 graduate of Greencastle High School…

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    Rev. Samuel Freeman

    Rev. Samuel Freeman (2/13/20) Rev. Samuel Freeman, Greencastle, went peacefully at home with the love of his life, his wife of 49 years, Connie Dickey Freeman, to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sam leaves behind four sons, Sam Freeman III of Athens, W.Va., Ray (Angie) Freeman of Evansville, Wade (Kara) Freeman, Robert Freeman of Nitro, W.Va., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren he loved very dearly, as well very special sister-in-law, Pam Dickey. …

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    Clifford ‘Cliff’ Earl Phillips

    Clifford ‘Cliff’ Earl Phillips (2/11/20) Clifford “Cliff” Earl Phillips, 89, Greencastle, was called to heaven on Jan. 31, 2020, in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was born Nov. 1, 1930, the youngest of seven children to Olney and Hazel (Figg) Phillips of Coatesville. Cliff was the beloved husband to S. Louise (Stienecker) for 61 years and she survives. He was much-loved father to daughters Cheri (John) Janssen and Susie (Jim) Curtis…

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    Kenneth Leroy St. John

    Kenneth Leroy St. John (2/11/20) Kenneth Leroy St. John, 75, of Greencastle, formerly Mt. Zion, Ill., passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Kenneth was born on Aug. 18, 1944, the son of Lloyd and Mary (Peters) St. John in Mattoon, Ill. Kenneth was united in marriage on Feb. 18, 1966 to Virginia Kay St. John. This union was blessed with three children, Michael, Scott and Heather…

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    Danny Lynn Fortner

    Danny Lynn Fortner (2/10/20) Danny Lynn Fortner, 58, Coatesville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, 2020 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. He was born in Pennington Gap, Va,. on Oct. 18, 1961. Danny worked as a diesel mechanic for Avon Community Schools. He loved to tinker, ride motorcycles and anything mechanical…

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    Nancy Ann Mendenhall

    Nancy Ann Mendenhall (2/9/20) Nancy Ann Mendenhall, 70, of Brownsburg, previously of Roachdale, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at Traditions at Reagan Park in Avon. She was born on Nov. 1, 1949 to the late Cecil and Virginia (Thomas) Perkins and the step-daughter of Lyle Clodfelter…