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    Kenny Gorrell

    Kenny Gorrell (9/17/19) Kenny Gorrell, 59, of Russellville, passed away in Clayton on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Aug. 26, 1960 in Greencastle to the late Charles Harvey and Imogene Maxine (Nicholson) Gorrell…

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    John E. Wesley

    John E. Wesley (9/17/19) John E. Wesley, 78, went home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. He was born Oct. 11, 1940 to Jack and Sis Wesley. On June 4, 1961, he married Linda Hadley, his sweetheart for life. Together they raised three children, Jane (Mike) Sutherlin of Greencastle, Tony “Scott” (Harolena) Wesley of Bainbridge and Christine “Chris” (Darin) Buis of Belle Union. Together they spent 58 years watching their children play sports, ride horses and rodeo…

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    Steven Douglas Scott

    Steven Douglas Scott (9/16/19) I’d like to tell you a story about a man who spent most of his life making people laugh. Steven Douglas Scott has walked off the great stage of life for the last time. On Friday, Aug. 30, with his family by his side, he walked up the stairway to Heaven to the open arms of his mother and father, sisters and brothers and many more who preceded him in death…

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    Melvin G. Williams

    Melvin G. Williams (9/15/19) Melvin G. Williams, 79, Greencastle, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 25, 1939 in Reelsville to the late Chester and Thelma (Head) Williams. Melvin graduated from Reelsville High School and went on to marry Rosemary Perkins on May 20, 1967…

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    Alan Ralph Hammond

    Alan Ralph Hammond (9/14/19) Alan Hammond, 70, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at 10 p.m. surrounded by his family. Alan was born in Greencastle on Dec. 9, 1948, the son of Albert and Marie (Corbit) Hammond. Mr. Hammond worked for many years with Hanson Stone Quarry…

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    Larry J. McKenzie

    Larry J. McKenzie (9/11/19) Larry J. McKenzie, 71, of Poland, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. He was born June 8, 1948 to Harold and Bessaline (Black) McKenzie. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He was also a union carpenter and loved his dogs. He is survived by his mother Bessaline McKenzie; son Jason McKenzie and fiancée Katie; daughter Amber McKenzie; grandchildren Jace, Jeffery and Jackson McKenzie; and sister Barbara Schiewer and fiancé Brandon Carroll…

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    Carolyn (Akin) Black Schenk

    Carolyn (Akin) Black Schenk (9/11/19) Carolyn (Akin) Black Schenk, Miss Indiana 1940, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at age 98. For many years, she held the title of oldest living Miss Indiana. Born on Feb. 11, 1921 to Lorraine and Newland Akin, she was the youngest of six children. All but one, Helen Akin of Sarasota, Fla., preceded her in death, as well as her husband at 36 years old…

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    Evah June Knisley

    Evah June Knisley (9/11/19) Evah June Knisley, 101, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. She was born June 21, 1918 in Delta, Colo., the daughter of Walter and Pearl (Holbrook) Hobbs. Evah had retired after 30 years from teaching school. She had taught several of those years in San Ysidro, Calif…

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    Susan Faye Rumple

    Susan Faye Rumple (9/10/19) Susan Faye (Bock) Rumple, 79, of Canton, Mich., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. She was born Aug. 7, 1940 in Greencastle, to Theodore and Lillian (Snider) Bock. Susan graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1958. She married Loral “Bud” Rumple on June 7, 1958 in Greencastle, moving to Michigan in 1966…

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    Hazel R. Buis-Jones

    Hazel R. Buis-Jones (9/9/19) Hazel R. Buis-Jones, age 86, Fillmore, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born in Pennington Gap, Va. on June 22, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Ruby Wallen McConnell. She had worked as an obstetric technician at the Putnam County Hospital for 34 years…

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    Donald Cully Wilson

    Donald Cully Wilson (9/9/19) Donald Cully Wilson, 102, formerly of Roachdale, passed away on Aug. 21, 2019 at The Waters of Greencastle. Don was born on March 2, 1917 to the late Cully and Inez (Tool) Wilson. On Oct. 5, 1946 he married Betty Hanna. She preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2014…

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    Harvey Gray

    Harvey Gray (9/6/19) Former Putnam County resident Harvey Lee Gray passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at Life’s Journey Hospice in Avon. He was born in Montgomery County, the son of John and LaRue Gray. Mr. Gray attended Cloverdale school and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1946…

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    Brenda Kay DeVylder

    Brenda Kay DeVylder (9/5/19) Brenda Kay DeVylder, 60, Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 20, 1958 in Greencastle to William and Emma Jane (Jones) Sibbitt. Brenda graduated from Greencastle High School in 1977 and married Rick DeVylder on July 1, 1977…

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    James ‘Jim’ Newby

    James ‘Jim’ Newby (9/5/19) James (Jim) Newby, 92, of Cloverdale, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at his Cloverdale home. He was born on Dec. 24, 1926 to the late Lee and Edith Newby in Indianapolis. On June 23, 1950, he married Juanita Harris. She passed away on March 21, 2017…

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    Jeffrey D. Bennington

    Jeffrey D. Bennington (9/5/19) Jeffrey D. Bennington, 48, of Coatesville, passed away Sept. 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. He was born on July 19, 1971 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Linda (Fultz) and the late Jackie Bennington. Jeff graduated from Avon High School in 1991, and later from Indiana Business College. He married Angela S. (Vansickle) on Dec. 4, 2004, and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2016…

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    Lori Ann Hammond Summers

    Lori Ann Hammond Summers (9/4/19) Lori Ann Hammond Summers, 50, of Indianapolis passed away on Aug. 30, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Lori was born May 25, 1969 in Greencastle, the daughter of Edward N. and the late Ruth Ann (Skinner) Hammond. Lori was senior administrative assistant with Eli Lilly & Co. for the past 17 years…

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    Janet Sue Staley

    Janet Sue Staley (9/3/19) Janet Sue Staley, 74, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Janet was born on Nov. 30, 1944 to John and Rose Bombei, in Indianapolis. She was raised on the Holbrook Dairy Farm in Amo. She was a 1962 graduate of Amo High School, then was employed at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis…

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    Martha Lou Priest

    Martha Lou Priest (9/1/19) Martha Lou Priest, 82 of Greencastle passed away on August 30, 2019, at Hendricks Regional Hospital. Martha was born in Fillmore on June 5, 1937, the daughter of Maurice and Lena (Miller) Bryan. She was a 1955 graduate of Fillmore High School. Mrs. Priest was a member of Greencastle Christian Church. She was also a member of Putnam County Homemakers and the Putnam County Museum…

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    Edward ‘Joe’ Joseph Staub Jr.

    Edward ‘Joe’ Joseph Staub Jr. (9/1/19) Edward “Joe” Joseph Staub Jr., 79, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born on Sept. 30, 1939 in Beech Grove to the late Edward J. and Thelma A. (Hall) Staub. Joe graduated from Greencastle High School, and served his country in the United States Army…

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    William ‘Bill’ Wilson

    William ‘Bill’ Wilson (8/26/19) William “Bill” Wilson, 77, of Cloverdale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Bill was born in Champaign, Ill. on Nov. 21st, 1941, the son of Berl and Dorothy (Brewer) Wilson. He attended Champaign schools and went on to the University of Illinois to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in animal science…

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    Anna Irene Wood

    Anna Irene Wood (8/29/19) Anna Irene Wood, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Anna was born in Putnam County on Dec. 2, 1935, the daughter of Maurice and Lena (Miller) Bryan. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School. She went on to attend Indiana Business College…

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    Angela Hope Coffman

    Angela Hope Coffman (8/27/19) Angela Hope Coffman, 67, of Greencastle passed away early Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, 2019, at her residence. Angela was born in Indianapolis on April 21, 1952, the daughter of Henry and Cynthia Bernice (Flora) Hagan. Mrs. Coffman worked as a cleaner and cleaned at DePauw University, as well as cleaning homes in the community. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and listening to gospel music…

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    Michael L. Jones

    Michael L. Jones (8/27/19) Michael L. Jones, 59, of Quincy, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. He was born June 5, 1960, the son of Kenneth and Beverly (Haltom) Jones. He was a heavy equipment operator for many years within the union. He is survived by his children Candice McGinty and husband Trent, Michael Jones and girlfriend Lacey Chambers and Hanna Vickrey; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother Melvin Jones; and great friends Lois Shillings and Charlie Brown…

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    Melvin Ray Siddons

    Melvin Ray Siddons (8/26/19) Melvin Ray Siddons of Greencastle passed away on his 82nd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. He was born Aug. 24, 1937 in Cloverdale, the son of Albert and Mary (Mundy) Siddons. Melvin began his military career with the United States Air Force and re-enlisted with the United States Army, retiring from the National Guard as a staff seargent. He had served as commander for various military armories, including Greencastle and Danville…

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    Fred Henry Fislar

    Fred Henry Fislar (8/26/19) Fred Henry Fislar, 77, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Morgan County on Oct. 22, 1941 to the late Max and Jane (Whickersham) Fislar. Fred graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1959, and later served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a truck driver most of his life, retiring from Refiners Transport…

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    Charles Leroy Highsmith

    Charles Leroy Highsmith (8/25/19) Charles Leroy Highsmith, 72, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Born Jan. 30,1947 in Greencastle, he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Maxine (O’Conner) Highsmith. He married Rita (Sargent) Highsmith on Dec. 26, 2004 and she survives…

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    Betty Jean Hurst

    Betty Jean Hurst (8/23/19) Betty Jean Hurst, 91, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at Life’s Journey of Avon on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Betty was born to Noble Allee and Mary (Hill) Allee at home on their farm near Mt. Meridian. She had wonderful memories of good times growing up with her older brother and two older sisters…

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    Everett Lee Arnold

    Everett Lee Arnold (8/22/19) Everett Lee Arnold, 87, of Quincy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Everett passed in peace, surrounded by family. He was born on Oct. 22, 1931, in Morgan County to the late Lee Roy and Edna (Steirwalt) Arnold. In addition to his parents and three siblings, Everett was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Emma Jane (Collier) Arnold…

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    Elizabeth Ann Judy

    Elizabeth Ann Judy (8/23/19) Elizabeth Ann Judy, 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born March 6, 1929 in Putnam County, the daughter of Nelson and Carrie (Fowler) Carmichael and was a 1947 graduate of Greencastle High School…

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    Paul Ray Breece

    Paul Ray Breece (8/20/19) Paul Ray Breece, 60, of Roachdale (Indianapolis), passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on Oct. 8, 1958, in Indianapolis, to the late Paul T. Breece I and Carolyn Sue Sorenson. Paul was a 1976 graduate of Ben Davis High School. …

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    John Whitkanack Jr.

    John Whitkanack Jr. (8/21/19) John Whitkanack Jr., 85, passed away August 20, 2019. He was born Nov. 26, 1933 to the late John and Amy (Vice) Whitkanack. John married Patricia LaVonne (Parker) Whitkanack on May 5, 1958 and she survives. John was a member of the Church of Christ in Cloverdale, a Navy veteran, retired air traffic controller specialist and a farmer…

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    William Leroy Hancock

    William Leroy Hancock (8/19/19) William Leroy Hancock, 49, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle from complications of a long illness. Will was born in Indianola, Miss. on June 10, 1970 to John W. Hancock and Geneva (Stone) Hancock…

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    Jo Ann Reel

    Jo Ann Reel (8/15/19) Jo Ann Reel, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Aug. 14, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Jo Ann was born in Harmony on Aug. 2, 1931, the daughter of William and Flonnie (King) Hedge. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School. She was a lifelong member of the Reelsville United Methodist Church…

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    Richard Lee Conrad

    Richard Lee Conrad (8/19/19) Richard Lee Conrad, 88, of Greencastle, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Asbury Towers. Richard was born in Greencastle on Dec. 28, 1930, the son of Lester and Helen (Turner) Conrad. He was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle High School. Mr. Conrad owned and operated the Stop-N-Shop Grocery Store and ran DePauw Bookstore. He was a member of the Windy Hill Country Club and Greencastle Jaycees…

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    Rev. Charles Edward Wood

    Rev. Charles Edward Wood (8/19/19) Rev. Charles E. Wood, 91, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. He was born Nov. 18, 1927 in Vincennes, the son of Harvey Travis and Clara (Freshly) Wood. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. Rev. Wood had received his master’s degree in theology and pastored in several United Methodist Churches throughout Indiana. He was a member of the Fillmore United Methodist Church…

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    Odetta Lynn ‘Dee’ Lowe

    Odetta Lynn ‘Dee’ Lowe (8/16/19) Odetta Lynn “Dee” Lowe, age 73, Coatesville, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 15, 2019 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born in Brazil on March 29, 1946, the daughter of James and Janet Lynn Lawson Snyder. She was a homemaker who was a good cook, liked to camp and was a great Mamaw…

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    Ida Mildred Sutherlin

    Ida Mildred Sutherlin (8/15/19) Ida Mildred Sutherlin, 94, of Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. She was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Clairmont to the late James and Bessie (Page) Mitchell. Mildred married Robert Sutherlin on April 28, 1945 and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2009…

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    Billy L. ‘Bill’ Hice

    Billy L. ‘Bill’ Hice (8/13/19) Billy L. “Bill” Hice, 86, Staunton, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. He was born June 21, 1933 in Brazil to Albert F. Hice & Marjorie L. (Hauk) Hice. Bill will be greatly missed by friends, relatives and acquaintances. Bill grew up in Clay County in his younger years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army…

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    Edna Leona Howlett

    Edna Leona Howlett (8/13/19) Edna Leona Howlett, 98, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born August 11, 1921 in Greencastle, the daughter of Elmer and Helen (Phelps) Callaway. She was a 1939 graduate of Greencastle High School. Edna had worked with the Greencastle School Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1984 as supervisor of the cafeteria. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Greencastle…