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Sherry Kidwell

Sherry Kidwell

September 25, 1969 - November 30, 2021

 

Sherry went home to be with her Lord and Savior, while surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. She had courageously battled breast cancer for eleven years. Sherry leaves behind her spouse William “Steve” Kidwell and her daughters, Ashley N. Kidwell, Katelyn M. Kidwell, and her loving dog, Millie. She is survived by her father, George W. Warner, her mother Shelva J. Warner (Trout), her half-sisters Candice Nuttall (Zambenini) and Teresa Smith (Zambenini). Sherry is also survived by loving nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. She was preceded in death by her half-brother William Zambenini.
Sherry was born September 25, 1969. She graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 1987. While at North, she was a competitive cheerleader. The 1985-86 Patriot cheer team, of which she was a part, won the United Spirit National Championship cheerleading competition in Anaheim, California.
Sherry attended Indiana State University after high school, where she met Steve just prior to freshman classes starting in the late summer of 1987. She studied English Education and graduated with a Secondary English Teaching degree. Sherry served 26 years with the Vigo County School Corporation, touching countless lives in her long teaching career. During her tenure, she coached both cheerleading at Terre Haute North and track & field at Woodrow Wilson. Sherry was honored with the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award in May of 2020. She was loved and admired by her family, friends, colleagues, and students.
Sherry loved going to beaches whether they were located at the ocean or the great lakes. She traveled often to seaside destinations with her loved ones over the course of three decades. Sherry visited well over 100 lighthouses in more than ten different states and climbed to the top of most of them. She was an active member of the United States Lighthouse Association. Her favorite thing though, was simply spending time with her family at the beach houses. She planned and organized every trip and made sure every family member and friend had a wonderful time.
Sherry was universally loved, admired, and respected because she was the epitome of what a good person should be. Sherry was a person of faith and she lived her life serving others.
Memorial contributions in memory of Sherry may be directed to The English Education Scholarship and may be sent to Kidwell Family C/O Riddell National Bank, P.O. Box 340 Brazil, Indiana 47834, or dropped off at any bank location.
Services are private.
To post a note of condolence, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton

Dec. 29, 1931-Nov. 30, 2021

 

Dr. Fred P. Warbinton, 89, died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, surrounded by loving family.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara; children, Jeffrey (Kelley), Lee (Paula) and Craig (Dianne); and five grandchildren, Meredith (Tyler Weir), Lauren, Kyle, Katie and Tara.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred M. and Maude F. Warbinton.

He was born Dec. 29, 1931, at Crawfordsville, and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 1953; and received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1958. He interned at Methodist Hospital. In 1955, he married Barbara Howard, also of Crawfordsville, in the Wabash College Chapel. He practiced family medicine in Plainfield, Indiana from 1959-1971 and Crawfordsville from 1971-1997. During his time in Crawfordsville, he also served as the Southmont High School sports physician.

He served as a captain in the Indiana National Guard. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Crawfordsville and was an elder for the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Warbinton had a passion for sports, particularly baseball. He bled Dodger blue for over 80 years, both the Brooklyn and Los Angeles versions, and was assistant coach for the Crawfordsville Eagles baseball team. His love for music was shown through his playing percussion for the Montgomery County Civic Band, Sugar Creek Players, Scottish Rite Orchestra, Zionsville Community Band and New Horizons Band (both in Indianapolis and Bonita Springs, Florida).

The memorial service will be held in the chapel at Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. He will be interred in a private family service in Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Christian Nursing Service,
802 Mill St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; and the Animal Welfare League,
1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN47933.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

Teresa Kay Stonecipher

Teresa Kay Stonecipher

Oct. 6, 1960-Nov. 19, 2021

 

Teresa Kay Stonecipher, 61, of Hillsboro passed away unexpectedly at her home at 4:32 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Teresa was born Oct. 6, 1960, at Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Alice E. (Irwin) Stonecipher of Hillsboro and the late James Gordon Stonecipher. Teresa was a life resident of Hillsboro, graduating from Fountain Central High School in 1979.

Teresa worked at Banjo in Crawfordsville for 23 years and had recently took early retirement.

Teresa was an avid NASCAR fan with Dale Earnhardt Jr. as her favorite driver. She enjoyed shopping and she especially doted over her son, Joshua.

You could usually find her hanging out at the Chatterbox in town.

Teresa leaves behind her son, Joshua of Hillsboro; her mother, Alice Stonecipher of Hillsboro; two sisters, Vickie Austin, Mellott, and Sharon Stonecipher, Hillsboro; five nephews and two nieces; an extended nephew, Brice Grimes. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Stonecipher, and her twin sister, Lisa Ratcliff.

Friends may call at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, on Monday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mike McCollum officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial contributions may be made in Teresa’s memory to the Joshua Stonecipher Trust Fund at the Fountain Trust Bank in Mellott. 

Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

Tamera Little

Tamera Little

May 21, 1965-Nov. 28, 2021

 

Tamera Little, 56, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her home.

She was born May 21, 1965, at Crawfordsville, to the late Dean Rogers and Charlene Melvin-Booe.

She graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1983 and went on to serve her   country in the United States Navy for nine years. She enjoyed sewing, crafting and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Cortney (Kenneth) Riley; two grandchildren, Jocelyn Riley and Izabella Reynolds; and nieces and nephews, Whitney (John) Rentauskas, Laura (Dallas) Tyler, Nicholas Rogers, Natosha Rogers and Melissa (Hugh) Falwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two nieces, Danielle Rogers and Elizabeth Rogers.

Cremation was chosen with a visitation at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m. with military honors conducted by the United States Navy and Post 72 Honor Guard.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Charlene Coonse

Charlene Coonse

May 20, 1946-Nov. 29, 2021

 

Charlene (Wolfe) Coonse, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born in Perrysville May 20, 1946, to the late Charles and Bessie (Deavers) Wolfe.

Charlene was the baby of 14 kids and was raised in foster care from the age of 5 until 18, with four of her siblings. She was an avid reader and like to play bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On April 23,1971, she married the love of her life, Richard William Coonse, in Danville, Illinois. 

They both moved to Crawfordsville and welcomed a daughter in July of 1973 and another one in April 1976. Charlene was a homemaker and worked as a crossing guard for the city of Crawfordsville.

She is survived by daughter Julie (Mike) Davidson; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Richard Davidson and Ashlynn Nicole Earle; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Earle, River Earle, Cypress Webber, Borealis Webber and Luna; sisters, Cindy Seifert, Wanda Winegardner and Myrtle Featherston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; daughter Rebecca Lynn Coonse; brothers, Bill Wolfe, John Wolfe and Tommy Wolfe; sisters, Genevieve Wolfe, Mary Wise, Grace Pratt, Dorothy Lyon, Bessie Anglemyer, Marge Yokulis and Josephine Wilder; as well as a nephew, niece and great nephew.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Lower Mound Cemetery.

Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.

Tina Annette Stuart

Tina Annette Stuart

JULY 6, 1962 – NOVEMBER 30, 2021

 

Tina Annette Stuart, age 59, of Fillmore, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Tina was born July 6, 1962.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Stuart family.

Joyce Readinger

Joyce Readinger

NOVEMBER 14, 1943 – NOVEMBER 30, 2021

 

Joyce Readinger, age 78, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Joyce was born November 14, 1943.

Avisitation for Joyce will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N Clinton, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805, followed by a funeral ceremony at 1:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Readinger family.

Eugene McKee Davis Sr.

Eugene McKee Davis Sr.

JUNE 16, 1930 – NOVEMBER 28, 2021

 

Eugene McKee Davis Sr., 91, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Eugene was born in Madison on June 16, 1930, the son of Carl and Inez (King) Davis.

Mr. Davis proudly served in the United States Army. He worked with Briggs as a Truck Driver for many years, and was Lake Manager at Glen Flint Lake. Eugene was a member of Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, and the American Legion.

Survivors include three children, Linda Finley, (Jerry), Peggy Fahrenkamp, and Steven Davis; three step-children, David Kipley, (Linda), James Kipley, (Patty), and Sue Herman, (Don); a brother James Davis, (Martha); several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gladys Davis; and a son, Eugene McKee Davis Jr. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Gerald Ray Beck

Gerald Ray Beck

JUNE 17, 1937 – NOVEMBER 29, 2021

 

Gerald Ray Beck, 84, of Bainbridge passed away on November 29, 2021, at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Gerald was born in Putnam County on June 17, 1937, the son of Clarence and Josephine (Walters) Beck, and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. He attended Purdue University where he completed a short course in Agriculture.

Mr. Beck proudly served in the United States Army. After leaving the Army, he worked as an Iron Worker for Ben Hurr. Later, Gerald opened Beck’s Hardware Store in Bainbridge until his retirement.

Survivors include his daughter, Beth Pinney, (Mark); a sister, Marge Terrell; a brother, Gene Beck, (Alice); five grandchildren, Ashlee, Carly, Ben Maggie, Joslyn, and Iris; a great-granddaughter, Addy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lana Beck; two sons, Edwin E. “Eddie” Beck, and Mitchell “Mitch” Beck; and a sister, Phyllis Sutherlin.

A celebration of life will be held at Ashlee and Kole’s House at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4th.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to 4-H Scholarship Fund by mailing to: Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135. Make your check out to Putnam County Community Foundation and write 4-H General in the memo of the check.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Jeanne A. Anderson

Jeanne A. Anderson

October 25, 1947 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 74)

 

Jeanne A. Anderson (Nickerson), 74, of Cloverdale, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 29, 2021.

Jeanne was born on Oct. 25, 1947 in Indianapolis. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Barbara Nickerson.

She married Ralph Anderson on Oct. 17, 1982.

Jeanne is survived by a son, Wesley (Lauren) Anderson of New Palestine, two stepsons, Brent (Marcia) Anderson of Indianapolis and Scott (Sharon) Anderson of Plainfield, three grandchildren, Ian Anderson, Jason Anderson, and Kelli Myers, and two great grandchildren. Siblings Pam Gilman of Cloverdale, John Nickerson of Cloverdale, and Hobert Nickerson of Greencastle also survive Jeanne.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph and sister Dianne (Fran) Rowe.

Jeanne worked many different jobs throughout her life, but was most beloved as the house mother for the Delta Chi fraternity at DePauw University. She impacted and cared for each young man who came through the fraternity’s doors.

Services for Jeanne will be held at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale on Saturday, December 4. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with a memorial service to follow immediately after. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Hershel Junior Crews

Hershel Junior Crews

Nov. 28, 2021

 

Hershel Junior Crews, 76, went to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Beaumont, Kentucky, the only son of Hershel William Crews and Reba (Rigsby) Crews. In October 2008 he married his best friend, Connie Flick. She survives.

Junior began his career at Froedge’s Inc., then served Crawfordsville’s street and sewage departments. In 1984, he joined Dicaperl Corp., formerly Grevco, as a maintenance welder, then maintenance manager. He retired in 2010.

Junior was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. He loved working outside, spending time in the woods and telling stories on his porch. His dry humor will be missed.

In addition to his wife, Junior is survived by his loving daughter, Kristy Crews; sons, (Yancy) Shane Crews and DJ Starcevish; step-daughters, Tonya (Matt) Gudell, Charity Risley and Kendra (Owen) Cooks; grandchildren, Allison (Blaine) Rohlk, Jacob Crews, Jessica Crews, Linsey (Cody) Flick, Kyle Dagley, Tyler (Sheridan) Gudell, Ashlyn Risley, Grace Merriman, Blaine Merriman, Noah (Sara) Merriman and Michael (Alex) Merriman; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Rex Hayes, Ed (Lavonne) Myers and Eleanor (Roger) Wilcox; and several great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Junior was preceded in death by his mother; father; his beloved sisters, Lucy Hayes and Eva Bushong; sister-in-law, Barb Eaton; and brother-in-law, Clifford Eaton.

Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Junior will be laid to rest at Indian Creek Cemetery.

The family appreciates the skill and compassionate care of the Franciscan Alliance Home Health and Hospice team as well as Dr. Roberts and his staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

Linda Joyce Cooksey

Linda Joyce Cooksey

Nov. 10, 1956- Nov. 25, 2021

 

Linda Joyce Cooksey of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday night, Nov. 25, 2021, at Majestic Care of Lafayette. She was 65.

Linda worked at Hi-Tek lighting for several years before becoming the church secretary at the Crawfordsville First Church of the Nazarene. She was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. She was born Nov. 10, 1956 in Crawfordsville and graduated from Crawfordsville High School.

She is survived by several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Cooksey, and her grandparents, William Cooksey and Maye Ruth Cooksey.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Oak Hill Cemetery South on State Road 32, led by Pastor Josh Jones of the Harbor Nazarene Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Miriam Della Rivers

Miriam Della Rivers

March 20, 1935-Nov. 27, 2021

 

Miriam Della Rivers of Crawfordsville passed into heaven Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at the age of 86.

Miriam was born March 20, 1935, at Crawfordsville, to James B. and Bessie “Carter” Harrington. History records that Miriam was a granddaughter of local Civil War veteran, James Alaxander Harrington, whom was honorably discharged from the Union Army on June 6, 1865.

Miriam attended Crawfordsville schools and one day in her early teens she met Robert Max Rivers, who soon became the love of her life. Miriam and Bob were married March 25, 1951, in her family home at Crawfordsville. Miriam and Bob started a family; raised four children; enjoyed many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and celebrated 67 years of marriage before Bob passed away in April 2018.

Miriam was well known locally for her beautiful soprano voice and was called on to sing at many weddings, funerals and church services. Miriam was a member of Fremont Street Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, where she served along side of her husband in many different areas of service in the church.

Miriam is survived by sister Ann Ward; her four children, James Robert (Carolyn), David Matthew (Paula), Thomas Joel (Sue) and Melody Rene (Lee) Overfelt; 15 grandchildren, Adam, Bob, Jon, Joe, Bekah, Danny, Josh, Brian, Elizabeth, Christina, Jamie, Ryan, Jada, Seth and Haley; as well as a plethora of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Miriam is preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Max Rivers; her parents, James B. and Bessie May Harrington; her brothers, Marlon and James Harrington; and sister Evelyn M. Frey.

A calling will be held at Hunt and Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, where she will be laid beside her husband Bob.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.

Melanie 'Micky' Anne Gramlin

Melanie ‘Micky’ Anne Gramlin

June 23, 1955-Nov. 21, 2021

 

Melanie “Micky” Anne Gramlin passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Avon, after a brief illness. She was loved and cherished by family and friends.

She was born June 23, 1944, at Indianapolis. Originally from Carmel, Indiana, she eventually settled in Fort Worth, Texas. She returned to Indiana and continued her career in restaurant management at Hardee’s in Crawfordsville and the insurance field. Melanie will be missed by many who enjoyed her wit and love of life.

She is survived by sons, Matthew D. Gramlin of Fort Worth, Texas, Jeremy L. Gramlin and wife Christy Gramlin of Crawfordsville; mother Margaret Ann Harvey; siblings, Debra J. Harvey, Robin E. Harris, Tina L. Tyson, Jennifer Harvey, Donovan P. Jenkins, Lorry Harvey Embry and Larry A. Harvey Jr.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Melanie was preceded in death by lifetime partner Adalesa Blaylock; son Benjamin B. Gramlin; father Larry A. Harvey; and brother Ryan L. Harvey.

Memorial services are pending.

Nathan Eugene Wood

Nathan Eugene Wood

NOVEMBER 18, 1980 – NOVEMBER 27, 2021

 

Nathan Eugene Wood, age 41, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Nathan was born November 18, 1980.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Wood family.

Lois Pearl Clark

Lois Pearl Clark

JANUARY 27, 1931 – NOVEMBER 26, 2021

 

Lois Pearl Clark, age 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021, with her loving husband of 70 years, Marvin, at her side.

Lois was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great¬grandmother. She wbas born January 27, 1931 in Baxter, Kentucky, the oldest daughter of Ralph and Georgianna (Banks) York. She married Marvin Clark on April 10, 1951, and he survives.

Other survivors are daughter, Claudia Clark, son, Alan (Janice) Clark, sisters, Betty Kendall and JoAnn (Paul) Pitts, granddaughters, Amanda (Topher) Morris and Candace (Peter) Gaunt and great-grandchildren, Mary Cate and Cohen Morris, and Evelyn and Oliver Gaunt.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, James York, John Lee York and Jerry York. Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greencastle, joining in 1948 when she moved with her parents and family to Greencastle from Metropolis, Illinois. She was employed as an operator with the local telephone company, then worked for a number of years as a full-time homemaker while raising her children. Later, she worked at Mary Emma Jones Elementary School, Central National Bank, and DePauw University, from which she retired after 25 years of service.

In retirement, she and Marvin enjoyed traveling and, at age 79, Lois completed one of the top items on her "bucket list" by taking advantage of a chance to tandem skydive, which she repeated at age 80.

Public graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Aaron Plessinger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to First Baptist Church of Greencastle Youth Programs.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.

Cody Lee Cox

Cody Lee Cox

April 13, 1987 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 34)

 

Cody Lee Cox, 34, of Greencastle, passed away on November 27, 2021.  He was born April 13, 1987 to Brad and Donna (Butts) Cox.  He graduated from South Putnam High School. 

Cody had a passion for all things outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and working as a cell tower technician foreman. Cody was a man of few words, but he always lit up a room. 

Cody had a huge heart. He loved his family and friends deeply. He would always do anything he could to help others. His calm nature, made him a great listener and friend. 

His work ethic was second to none, and he loved working hard for Deer Creek Rigging and Microwave.

 

Gone Fishin’

“I've finished life's chores assigned to me, 

So put me on a boat headed out to sea. 

Please send along my fishing pole 

For I've been invited to the fishin' hole. 

 

Where every day is a day to fish, 

To fill your heart with every wish. 

Don't worry, or feel sad for me, 

I'm fishin' with the Master of the sea. 

 

We will miss each other for awhile, 

But you will come and bring your smile. 

That won't be long you will see, 

Till we're together you and me. 

 

To all of those that think of me, 

Be happy as I go out to sea. 

If others wonder why I'm missin' 

Just tell 'em I've gone fishin'”

 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Cox. 

He is survived by his significant other and children, Ashley (Jace and Rylan) Wagner; his father, Brad Cox; Grandparents Richard Butts, Floyd and Donna Deckard; his brother Kyle (Kayla) Cox, and their children Zane, Kinzer, Kincade, and Patience; brother Damon (Jannllie) Cox and their children Julian, Damon, Elliana, Emric; his aunt and uncle Eric and Shirley Hayman; his cousins Eric and Sarah Hayman and their children Aubrey and Jackson. 

 Memorial Services for Cody will be held Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 2:00pm, New Providence Baptist Church, 6526 S. Cty. Rd. 550 E., Greencastle, IN 46135. Visitation will be held from Noon until service time.

 A special thank you to Whitaker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Indiana’s DNR Sportsmen's Benevolence Fund.  https://www.in.gov/apps/dnr/

Dennis R. Miller

Dennis R. Miller

September 8, 1952 - November 21, 2021

 

Dennis R. Miller, 69, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away at home, unexpectedly, on November 21, 2021.

Dennis was born on September 8, 1952, the son of Robert T. and Wilma Jean (Hunsicker) Miller. He graduated from Garfield High School with the class of 1970. Dennis was drafted into the United States Army and served as a truck driver for the military in Hawaii. As a civilian he continued his trucking career working as an owner operator leased to Liquid Transport Corporation for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing but much of his life was spent on the road.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Wilma Miller and a sister Deanna McClara.

Dennis leaves behind his brother Leslie Miller (Lisa) of Brazil; nieces and nephew: Whittney (Matt) Rains, Mallory (John) Hamblin, and Jesse Miller (Yesenia Grijalva Tapia); great-nieces and nephews: Callie, Carter, Lilly, and Jax.

Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 5-7pm. Burial will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, at a later date.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Mark C Blake

Mark C Blake

JULY 10, 1963 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Mark C Blake, age 58, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Mark was born July 10, 1963.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Blake family.

Arlene Mae Bridges

Arlene Mae Bridges

JUNE 9, 1945 – NOVEMBER 27, 2021

 

Arlene Mae Bridges, 76 of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

Born June 9, 1945 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ernest Frank and Edna Marcella (Meyers) Bridges and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Arlene had worked for 28 years at Greencastle Manufacturing (formerly Oxford Automotive & Lobdell Emory).

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arlene is survived by her children, David Lee Buis, Beverly Ann Butcher, and Kimberly Marcell Grose; sisters, Sara Jane Bridges and Marlene Everman; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Bridges family.

Ben R. Atto

Ben R. Atto

AUGUST 5, 1937 – NOVEMBER 24, 2021

 

Ben R. Atto, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2021 at Union Hospital. He was born on August 5, 1937, in Greene County to Ben and Fay (Stantz) Atto. He married Sandra Williams on September 1, 1959.

Ben is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Sandy Atto of Terre Haute; daughter, Cindy Cormican and husband, Gary, of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Joshua Cormican and wife Stacey of San Antonio, Christopher Cormican and wife, Rosemary, of Whitehouse, Texas, and Nathan Cormican and wife, Jennifer, of Hiawatha, Iowa; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Sharlyn Bland and Norma Page.

Ben was a devout Christian and his relationship with the Lord came first. He attended Faith Baptist Church in Terre Haute and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida. Ben had a beautiful voice, which was how he met his wife. He sang for years with his wife and his daughter in many churches around the Wabash Valley. He was a past member of the Terre Haute Choral Society. At the age of 15, Ben’s father recognized his son’s talent and encouraged him to form a quartet with his cousins, known as Harmony 5. The group gained popularity and sang onstage with The Blackwood Brothers and The Statesmen.

Singing was not Ben’s only talent, he was also an excellent woodworker and highly skilled with the lathe. Ben used his talents throughout the years making exquisite pieces of furniture for Sandy with not a detail overlooked. Ben also loved cars and had a need for speed. In his younger days, he enjoyed drag racing. Ben retired from Alcan Aluminum after 34 years of dedicated service in the maintenance department. Most of all, Ben was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Ben’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Grant Utley and Pastor Jim Gibson officiating. Ben will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Martha Lou Starr

Martha Lou Starr

FEBRUARY 17, 1927 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Martha Lou Starr, 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Born February 17, 1927 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Franklin Pierce and Rebecca Jane (Foster) Baker.

Martha was a homemaker. Prior to moving to Putnam County in 1956 with her husband, Garald Wayne Starr they had owned and operated the Fletch Haven Sanitarium in Indianapolis.

She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star and a member of God’s Half Century Sunday School Bible Club at Union Valley Church. Martha was an accomplished artist, having displayed and sold her oil paintings all around Indiana. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed working puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, David G. Starr and John Starr; and her siblings, Frank H. Baker, Sarah Isabelle Baker, and Elizabeth Jane Baker.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Gary W.) Frank; daughter-in-law, Linda Starr; grandchildren, Cheryl L. Sizemore, Stephanie (Larry) Brossman, Jamie Johnson, Ainslee Starr, Kelsey Starr; step grandchildren, Tina Anderson and Cathy Shehorn; 13 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Martha to the Humane Society of Putnam County P.O. Box 444 Greencastle, IN. 46135.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Starr family.

Dale E. Wilson

Dale E. Wilson

December 9, 1940 - November 25, 2021

 

Dale Edward Wilson, 80, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana following a brief illness.

Dale was born on December 9, 1940, in Brazil, the son of Charles and Rebecca (Plumb) Wilson. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1958. He worked for American Vitrified Product Company for 13 years, Pillsbury Company in Terre Haute for 20 years and in New Albany, Indiana for 10 years. He retired at the age 1958.

Dale enjoyed fishing, shooting, reloading shells, hunting, and animals of all kinds.

He was a member of Eagles 274, Masonic Lodge 541, Carbon Masonic Lodge 529, and an honorary member of 2 Masonic lodges in Terre Haute.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents Charles L. and Rebecca Wilson and a brother Dennis Wilson.

Dale is survived by his wife Ruth (Biggs) Wilson, a daughter Rebecca Jane Wilson, a son Charles E. Wilson, a sister Dorothy Wilson Allen of California.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 32 Staunton, Indiana 47881 or the Clay County Humane Society 8280 N County Rd 125 W #7535, Brazil, IN 47834.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 11 am until 1 pm. Services will follow at 1 pm with Earl Hutcheson officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Glen E. Norton

Glen E. Norton

April 21, 1931-Nov. 22, 2021

 

Glen E. Norton, 90, a longtime Colfax, Indiana resident, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.  He was born April 21, 1931, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, to Clell and Jessie (Chasteen) Norton. He married Kay Cox in Mulberry on Sept. 15, 1956, and she survives. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past fall.

Glen was a 1949 graduate of Bowers High School in Montgomery County, Indiana. He lived in Colfax for 63 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He worked for Shumate Business Forms in Lebanon, Indiana, and retired after working for over 30 years.  Glen loved to golf, was very competitive, and has three trophies to show for it. He was committed to his work, and was very loving and dedicated to his family. He was baptized in Sugar Creek by Jim Spencer, pastor of the Methodist Church in Darlington.

He is survived by wife Kay Norton of Colfax; daughter Kelly Buck of Carmel; son Brad (Natalie Cox) Norton of Frankfort; two sisters, Dorothy Grimes and Lorene Yazel; two grandsons, Zack and Ben (Addie) Buck; three great-grandchildren, Audrey, Lucy and Ellis Buck.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith and Coleman Norton; and two brothers-in-law, David Grimes and Larry Yazel.

Private family services will be held. Burial with military rites will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort American Legion or the Colfax Historical Society.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.

Thomas Soules

Thomas Soules

JULY 31, 1965 – NOVEMBER 25, 2021

 

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Soules, 56, passed away at home on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Tom was born in Terre Haute on July 31, 1965, to Warren Soules and Suzanne (Osmon) Soules. Survivors include his mother Suzanne, brother Michael (Jane) Soules, sister Jodi (Matthew) Williams, nephews Jacob Soules, Mikey Soules, Reid Myers, and niece Morgan Myers. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Sadie. Tom is predeceased by his father Warren and favorite aunt, Peggy Osmon.

Tom attended Terre Haute North High School. A tragic accident as a teen altered the course of his life, but Tom persevered through his adversity and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Blessed with the courageous heart of a lion and the gentle spirit of a lamb, Tom was a helper by nature and was a friend to all who knew him. He was a favorite “Uncle Tom” to his cherished nephews and niece and loved to pester them relentlessly. He had a soft spot for animals, and spent a small fortune over the years feeding “his” squirrels. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and had the uncanny ability to spot a morel mushroom in an overgrown forest from a mile away in the middle of a spring thunderstorm. He enjoyed fishing, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, watching wrestling, building models, and playing with Sadie. He loved to “tinker” with things, and would tinker until they were fixed or completely broken beyond repair. He had a knack for achieving perfectly crisp bacon. Ever the comedian, he never squandered an opportunity to spray someone with a cold garden hose or jump out from behind a door to scare the bejesus out of you. His best friend was his mother, and they navigated all life’s obstacles together. Life with Tom meant you never carried your own groceries, and you always left the house with extra food because you just might get hungry later. Tom will be missed more than words can adequately express. We take comfort in the fact that he is reunited with his father and aunt.

Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, November 30th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Tom’s name to the Brain Injury Association of America or the Terre Haute Humane Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com

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