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Deborah Jean Frost

Deborah Jean Frost

FEBRUARY 12, 1953 – MAY 22, 2023


Deborah Jean Frost, 70, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023.

Born February 12, 1953 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Aden L. and Ella Marie (Bassett) Brown. She was a graduate of South Putnam High School “Class of 1971”

Debbie was retired, having worked at Walmart 15 years and previously at the Banner Graphic for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister-in-law, Lynn Brown and a nephew, Rob Brown.

Debbie is survived by her husband, David K. Frost; sons Kerry (Nicole) Frost and Dan (Ashley) Frost; brother, Bob Brown; sisters, Joyce (Walt) Tarr and Kathy (Wayne) Lewis; grandchildren, Maggie, Trinity & Ben; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

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Rhea Ann Hood

Rhea Ann Hood

December 1, 1944  -  May 19, 2023


Rhea Ann Hood, age 78, of Brazil, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Friday, May 19 at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care in Terre Haute. 


Rhea was born December 1, 1944 in Brazil to Cecil Wayne and Rosemary Green. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1962 and received a degree in Art from Indiana State University. She married Robert Hood in 1994 at the Harmony United Methodist Church. Rhea worked for many years as an art teacher in the Clay Community School Corporation.

Rhea spent much of her time pursuing her creative passions, including teaching art and creating her own original works. She was a past Clay County 4-H leader and was active in the Clay Community Theater. Rhea spent much of her free time attending plays, particularly at the Indiana Repertory Theater in Indianapolis. She also travelled extensively throughout the United States and beyond, including a memorable trip with friends to Italy. Perhaps her favorite pastime was simply being in the presence of her friends and family.



Rhea was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Brenda Wahl, two nieces, Kelly Green and Joanna Warne, and a son-in-law, Don Bullerdick. 


 She is survived by her husband, Bob, three daughters, Lisa Bullerdick, Miranda Brown, Lottie Barcus (Rick), and a son, John Wayne Pell (Kari). She is also survived by four step-children, Leah Hood (Jay), Wade Hood (Stephanie), Carrie Siples (Dave), Lindsey Starr (Shawn), as well as eighteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Randy Green.



Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26 at Lawson Miller Chapel in Brazil from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday, May 27 from noon to 2:00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maverick Presnell, care of Brianna Presnell.

Joseph Leland Shepherd

Joseph Leland Shepherd

DECEMBER 17, 2008 – MAY 17, 2023


Joseph Leland Shepherd, 14, of Greencastle passed away on my May, 17 2023, surrounded by his family.


Leland was born in Greencastle on Dec 17, 2008, the son of William and Jacqueline Shepherd.

Leland lived a life full of smirks, laughs and love. He loved joking around, going for walks, talking to friends, holding babies, playing video games, electronics, and hanging out with his best-friend/cousin, Ella Cofer, she was only 3 months younger.

Survivors include both parents, William and Jacqueline (Miller) Shepherd; four brothers, Brian Miller, Weslee Benge, Braylon Shepherd, and Jaxon Shepherd; grandparents, Joseph and Anna (Carpenter) Miller and Carolyn (Lytle) Shepherd; great-grandparents, Eddie and Rosie (Fowler) Rogers and Jenny Carpenter; a nephew; as well as, many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle, with Pastor Joe Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Fillmore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

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Samuel R. Ridenhour

Samuel R. Ridenhour


Samuel Ray Ridenhour, 78, of Emory, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. Sam and his wife Donna, had been staying in the Clay City, Indiana area to care for family members for the past few years, but call Texas home.

Sam was born in Amarillo, Texas, one of six children born to Thomas and Letha Jane Ridenhour. After graduating high school, Sam worked on the Alaskan Pipeline, x-raying the pipeline to ensure the pipe welds were properly sealed. He traveled many parts of the world through his work, both across the U.S and South America. In 1990, Sam started Ridenhour Construction Company where he did residential and commercial building and remodeling throughout North Texas and the surrounding areas. He retired in 2017.

Sam could build anything, fix ALL the things, was the best Pappy, and the best fishing buddy. He was always so patient in his teaching (at least when we listened…) and taught us so much about all things construction, being independent, and the love of family. He could look as burly and mean as a bear, but was a teddy bear on the inside when it came to his family. His door was always open and he would give you the shirt off his back if you truly needed help. He taught us how to fight and always do what we thought was right. From little things to major change, we always knew his love would be the same. Life will never be the same without Pappy, but we are thankful he is completely out of pain.

Sam leaves behind his loving wife Donna Sue (Edwards) Ridenhour; daughters Amy (Matt) Lockaby, Karen Jaconetty, and Michelle (Chris) McNeill; grandchildren: Grant Lockaby, Josh Lockaby, Alexis (Jordan) Reither, Caylie (Sheldon) Raines, Ashleigh McNeill, Landon McNeill, Grace McNeill, Brianna McNeill, Hannah McNeill, Samuel McNeill, Madelynn McNeill, Ayden McNeill, and Sarah Mae McNeill; great-grandchildren: Marshall Maddox, Abigail Reither, and great-grandbaby John Carter on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom, and Letha Ridenhour; siblings: Shirley Oglesby, Bobbie Jackson, Wanda Ball, Tom Ridenhour, Jr., and Jane Ann Smallwood.

A Celebration of Life honoring Sam, better known as Pappy, will be held at a later date when family and friends can gather in his home state of Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his honor to Southern Care Hospice, 4624 S. Springhill Jct. St. Terre Haute, IN. 47802

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Lonnie Lee Pharris

Lonnie Lee Pharris

NOVEMBER 14, 1963 – MAY 19, 2023


Lonnie Lee Pharris, age 59 passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023.

He was born in Rockford, Illinois on November 14, 1963 to Ronald Lee Pharris and Linda (Kirby) Pharris. Lonnie graduated from North Terre Haute High School, class of 1981. He worked at Data Label for 19 years.

He is survived his mother, Linda Pharris; his loving wife of 18 years, Cheri Pharris; his brother, Ronald Pharris and wife Patty; and his friend, Doug Payne.

Lonnie was an Eagles 291 member. He was an avid sports sports fan, especially for the Colts and St. Louis Cardinals. Lonnie enjoyed concerts, car races, and loved to travel. He was proud of his 300 perfect game in bowling.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Pharris.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home from 11-1pm, with a Funeral Ceremony to begin at 1pm. A graveside service will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park where Lonnie will be laid to rest.

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Betty Louise Wheeler

Betty Louise Wheeler

APRIL 23, 1930 – MAY 19, 2023


Betty Louise (Scott) Wheeler, 93, of Belle Union, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023.

She was born on April 23, 1930, in Hammondsville, Ohio in Jefferson County to Verlin H. Scott and Dorothy Elizabeth (Call) Scott. She attended schools in Brilliant, Steubenville, and Wintersville, Ohio before moving to Belle Union, Indiana in 1943 where she graduated from Belle Union High School in 1948.

Betty was a member of Walnut Chapel Friends Church for over 60 years.

She married Eldon M. Wheeler on August 3, 1949 at Union Valley Baptist Church in Belle Union. Betty worked for Central National Bank in Greencastle for 4 years and then became a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, playing the piano and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, father and mother-in-law, Austin and Rose Wheeler, sisters, Dorothy Keller and Janice Jester, and a nephew, Mark Jester.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Sue Garner (Charlie) of Plainfield, and Carla Marie Stierwalt (Phil) of Belle Union; a son, Eldon Neill Wheeler (Kim) of Mooresville; two granddaughters, Angela Barszczowski (Phil), and Megan Robinson (Brett); three grandsons, Phillip Stierwalt (Maria), Jeremy Stierwalt (Amy), and Ian Wheeler; five step-grandchildren, Chris Garner, Felicia Francis, Justin Allbright, Grace Allbright, and Joshua Allbright; eight great-grandchildren, Olivia Stierwalt, Liam Stierwalt, Luke Stierwalt, Noel Stierwalt, Ella Stierwalt, Dane Barszczowski, Clay Barszczowski, and Russell Robinson. Other survivors include brothers-in-law, James Jester, Ancel Keller, Jack Wheeler (Linda) and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2023, at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, in Greencastle with Josh Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until time of service on Friday.

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Nancy Jane Rosa

Nancy Jane Rosa

JULY 4, 1949 – MAY 14, 2023


Nancy Jane Rosa, 74, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at her residence.

Nancy was born in Connersville on July 4, 1949, the daughter of Earl and Ellen Jane (Ziegler) Dickey, and was a graduate of Rushville High School.

Mrs. Rosa worked for the State of Indiana as an Accountant for 35 years until her retirement. After retirement she began working with Habitat for Humanity where she served for 12 years. Nancy was a member of Bainbridge Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafting, scrap booking, and church activities.

Survivors include her step-son, Jeremiah Rosa (Melissa); two sisters, Linda Jean Curry, and Jo Lynn Pendleton, (Ken); two nephews, Justin Campbell, and Johnathan Campbell; and three great-nephews, Jayce Campbell, Jackson Wayne Campbell, and Jameson Dean Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Paula Young-Mayberry officiating. Burial will take place in West Ridge Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

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Eileen Averill

Eileen Averill

May 17, 1938  -  May 17, 2023


Eileen Averill, 85 of Centerpoint, passed away May 17, 2023, at 9:18pm at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. 



She was born May 17, 1938, in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of Leon Cordeiro and Aurora Benoit Cordeiro. She graduated from Hialeah High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Wynne Averill, on May 16, 1958.



Eileen enjoyed watching many sports, but most of all, she loved her Pacer Basketball Team. When she was younger, she bowled on many leagues and was often in the paper for her high scores. She has enjoyed genealogy and crossword puzzles and playing Bingo games at Dietz Lake. Eileen has always had a kind heart for friends and cats, and making sure they were all fed. Her devotion to her family was number one, showing love through family dinners and time together.



Survivors include her children, Kenneth Averill, Lori Roberts (Kevin), Kim Buell (Billy), and Thomas Averill (Anita); grandchildren, Eddie Hobbs (Cari), Jennifer Abner, Michael Abner (Amelia), Kandice Henry, Megan Buell, Alexandrea Edington, Tori Edington, Kaylee Buell, David Thompson, Chris Doyle, and Tim Doyle; great-grandchildren, Adrian, Madison, Nick, Emily, Jayla, Sean, Aleigha, Brynleigh, Asher, Alexis, and Samuel; sister, Evelyn Cordeiro; brother, Leon Cordeiro, Jr.; and other extended family.



She was preceded by her parents, Leon, and Ora Cordeiro; a brother, Leon F. Cordeiro, a sister, Shirley Nelson; and her dear husband, Wynne Averill, who passed away November 19, 2022.



Graveside services will be held this Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 3:00pm at Centerpoint Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Bennett officiating. Family and friends may gather at 2:00 prior to services. Post a note of condolence at

Barbara S. (Jackson) Higgins

Barbara S. (Jackson) Higgins

February 4, 1941 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 82)


Barbara S. Higgins, age 82 of Greencastle passed away May 18th, 2023.

She was born February 4th, 1941 to the late Richard and Mamie (Morgan) Jackson.

Barbara married Charles Higgins August 29th, 1959 and he preceded her in death May 17th, 2014.

She is survived by her children DeElla Keith, Terre Haute, IN, Charles Higgins and wife Stacey, Cloverdale, IN, Terry Tuttle and husband Bob, Greencastle, IN, Tina Spencer and husband Fred, Bainbridge, IN, Robert Higgins, Greencastle, IN, Heather Fauber and husband Brian, Greencastle, IN. Mrs. Higgins had 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she is also preceded in death by her sister Margaret Boswell.

Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 3:00 pm Monday May 22nd, 2023 at Whitaker funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at

Alice L. (Wade) Weibel

Alice L. (Wade) Weibel

November 6, 1932 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 90)


Alice L. Storms-Weibel, age 90 of Danville went to be with the Lord May 16th, 2023.

She was born November 6th, 1932 to the late Foy and Dona (Beck) Wade.

Alice married Bradley Storms and he preceded her in death June 13th, 1999, she then married Dallas Weibel and he preceded her in death February 2nd, 2019.

She is survived by her daughter Linda (Ralph) Landwerlen; step-daughters Patricia (Bruce) Cook, Bonnie Weibel; step-sons Barry (Jan) Weibel, Terry (Dana) Weibel, Todd (Kathy) Weibel; sister Wava (Ralph) Bauer; brother Norris Wade, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Alice will be held at 1:00 pm May 23rd, 2023 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at

Steve Seymour

Steve Seymour

September 2, 1963  -  May 14, 2023


Steven Lee Seymour, affectionately known as Steve, passed away on May 14, 2023, in Centerpoint, Indiana. Born on September 2, 1963, in Terre Haute, Indiana, Steve was a strong willed, friendly, and adventurous man.


Steve graduated from Clay City High School in 1981 and went on to work as a diesel mechanic for many years. In his younger days, he worked as a truck driver for his father and later in life for Fischer Farms. Steve was known for his strong work ethic and dedication to his profession, always going above and beyond to ensure the job was done right.


A man of many interests, Steve was a fisherman and mushroom hunter. He often shared stories of his involvement in the Victorio Peak Project out west, captivating his friends and family with tales of adventure and excitement.


Steve's greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He cherished every moment spent with them and took great pride in their accomplishments. Steve also loved watching the wildlife at his home, finding peace and solace in the beauty of nature.


A true friend to many, Steve was always there to lend a helping hand or share a laugh. Steve spent a lot of time in his shop where he never met a stranger, as long as there was good conversation and cold beer.


Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Seymour and Martha Kay (Latham) Seymour.


Steve is survived by his three children, Kari Bowman (Chris), Kyle Seymour, and Alex Seymour, two grandchildren, Rhett and Brooklyn Bowman, two brothers, Brad and Brett Seymour as well as many extended family members and close friends.


A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 20th from 11-1 at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City.


In memory of Steven Lee Seymour, let us celebrate the life of a man who touched the lives of so many with his unforgettable stories, colorful humor, honesty, and his quick wit. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Carole Lee Winn

Carole Lee Winn

October 12, 1943  -  May 14, 2023


Carole Lee Winn, 79, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2023, while staying at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.


Carole was born on October 12, 1943, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Earl and Jessie M. (Harris) Wallace. She married Robert Winn on April 10, 1960; he preceded her in death on February 15, 2007.


Carole worked for various companies over the years including the Coffee Mill and Blue Bonnett Restaurants. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed spending time outside, playing cards, and watching movies.


She is survived by 4 children: Marchelle O’Dell, April Schurick (Tony), Kenneth Winn, and Earl Winn; grandchildren: Tausha Gorka, Kenneth Fulford Jr., Don Halzback, Ashley Swygeart, Heather Schurick, and Mary Beth Schurick; great-grandchildren: Charles, Alexis, Faith, Joshua, Jasmine, Taylor, Tyler, Nathan, Haley, Abby, Heaven, Jesse, Bella, Christian, Heather, Hunter, Henry, Mason, and Zach; great-great-grandchildren: Elaina, Everly, Colton, and Christopher; as well as several extended family members and friends.


No services will be held. Cremation services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home.


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Phyllis Ann Shaffer

Phyllis Ann Shaffer

July 27, 1941  -  May 14, 2023


Phyllis Ann (Walker) Shaffer, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on May 14, 2023 while staying at Hutson Wood.


Phyllis was born on July 27, 1941, in Carbon, Indiana, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Wilson) Walker. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1959. Following high school she married Robert Lee Shaffer on August 31, 1962. Together, they had 2 children: Laura and Douglas. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed spending time out doors bird watching and watching the squirrels, flower gardening, cooking, and playing cards.


Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Clara Walker; siblings: Howard Walker, Mary Walker, Evelyn Walker, Jerry Walker, and Sandy Walker.


She is survived by her husband of 60 years Robert Shaffer; son Douglas Shaffer; daughter Laura Shaffer; grandson Jayden Shaffer; 3 siblings: Willis “Sonny” Walker, Sharon Mishon, and Janet Walker as well as a host of extended family members and friends.


Graveside services will be held at Summit Lawn Cemetery at a later date.


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Ray Fry

Ray Fry

August 5, 1953  -  May 13, 2023


Francis Ray Fry, 69, passed away May 13, 2023 at his home in Memphis, Indiana. Ray was born to the late George and Doris (Michael) Fry on August 5, 1953. Ray was a part of very large family including 12 brothers and sisters.

Ray graduated from Clay City High School in 1971. On August 11, 1979, Ray married Sandi Jackson. Together they raised two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica. Ray worked as a Corrections Officer for the State of Indiana for over 20 years until his retirement in 2003.

Ray loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who he was always very proud of. He loved sharing their achievements with anyone he talked to. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, listening to music, and was a very avid reader. He could often be found watching his grandchildren play sports and participate in the arts.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Barbara, John, Wayne, Dorothy, Dean, and Betty, two grandchildren, Brendan and Riley.

Ray is survived by his wife, Sandi Fry, two daughters, Jennifer Thomas (Michael) and Jessica Hatfield, grandchildren, Rebecca Hatfield, Baylor Noblitt, Camryn Thomas, Mason Thomas, Hayden Hatfield, and Liam Hatfield, siblings, James Fry (Ruthanne), Edna Thomas, Warren Fry (Carolyn), Patricia Hughes (Lawrance), Nancy Richey (Bill), and George Fry (Dawn). Ray is also survived by his sister-in-law, Alice Fry as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A funeral service will be held at 4 P.M. on Thursday May 18th at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East 8th Street in Clay City. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until the time of service at 4 P.M. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Betty Jane Medsker

Betty Jane Medsker

JANUARY 23, 1938 – MAY 13, 2023


Betty Jane Medsker, age 85, of Terre Haute, Indiana went to her heavenly home on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

She was born on January 23, 1938 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Elmer Ralph Westfall and Esther Lucille (King) Westfall.

Betty retired from Lakeview Nursing Facility. She was a member of North Terre Haute Christian Church.

She is survived by her 6 children: Ralph W. Reedy (Jeri), George A. Reedy, Debra Lynn Reedy-Long, Randall L. Reedy (Janice), Cynthia D. Reedy, and Dennis R. Duke; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Delores Bridgewater (Mike). She is also survived by her half sisters: Nancy Catterlin and Linda Catterlin.

Betty enjoyed gardening, traveling, and all of her animals. She was known for the love she gave her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Yvonne "Bambi" Reedy; and her sister, Beverly Westfall-Sisk.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home from 4-8pm. A Funeral Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 1pm at Mattox-Wood, with a visitation prior from 12-1pm. A graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Riley where Betty will be laid to rest.

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Marvin Elmer Clark

Marvin Elmer Clark

FEBRUARY 24, 1929 – MAY 12, 2023


Marvin E. Clark, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2023, at his residence, Autumn Glen Senior Living Center in Greencastle.

Marvin was a devoted Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born February 24, 1929 in Greencastle, the oldest son of Frank and Elva (VanVactor) Clark. He married Lois York on April 10, 1951. Lois preceded him in death in November of 2021. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Claudia Clark, in August of 2022.

Others preceding him in death were his parents, sister, Rosemary Kendall, and brothers, Gary, Robert, Roland, David and Larry Clark.

Survivors include sisters Virginia Cook, and Susan (Steve) Hurst of Greencastle. brothers, James (Anna) Clark and Jerry (Linda) Clark of Greencastle, son, Alan (Janice) Clark, of North Vernon, granddaughters, Amanda (Topher) Morris and Candace (Peter) Gaunt and great-grandchildren, Mary Cate and Cohen Morris, and Evelyn and Oliver Gaunt, of Indianapolis.

Marvin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greencastle for more than 70 years where he was a member of the choir and men’s quartet for many of those years: hymn singing was one of his greatest loves in life. He was employed for 35 years with Detroit Diesel-Allison Engine Corporation in Indianapolis. After retiring from there, he worked for a number of years in maintenance for Alpha Phi sorority at DePauw University.

In retirement, he and Lois enjoyed traveling, visiting a large part of the United States including Hawaii, New York City, Washington D.C. and the Pacific Northwest. For many years, he kept large vegetable and flower gardens, enjoyed picking berries and hunting mushrooms, and took up cooking and baking (his specialty being his Cinnamon Rolls). He was a dedicated walker – getting in a three-mile walk every day until late in life, when he was still getting in at least a half-mile per day.

A graveside services with military honors are planned for 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at the Forest Hill Cemetery

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

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Pastor Ed Charlton

Pastor Ed Charlton

October 3, 1955 - May 11, 2023

Edward “Ed” Thomas Charlton Jr., 67, of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.  He was born on October 3, 1955, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of JoAnn (Charlton) Dewitt and the late Edward Thomas Charlton Sr.   

On August 16, 1980, he was united in marriage to Jodi D. (Newhart) Charlton; she survives.  

Ed graduated from Brooke High School in Wellsburg, West Virginia in 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Milligan University in Elizabethton, TN and a Master of Divinity at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan.  He served as Pastor for many churches including, Watauga Christian Church in Watauga, TN, Brady Lane Church in Lafayette, IN, and The Indianola Church in Columbus, OH.  He and Jodi planted two churches, New Covenant Christian Church in Columbus, OH and Vineyard Church of Washington in Washington, PA. Most recently Ed and Jodi co-pastored at Old Union Church in Jamestown, IN. In addition, Ed owned and operated Charlton Tax Service since 2001 and he wrote a weekly column for the Lebanon Reporter. Ed served as Chairman of the Board for WAM (We All Matter). 

           Survivors include his wife: Jodi Charlton; three sons, Seth (Deanna) Charlton, Gabriel Charlton, and Ethan Charlton; three grandchildren, Maximus “Max” Charlton, Augustus “Gus” Charlton, and Melody Charlton; mother, JoAnn Dewitt of Wellsburg, WV; siblings, David (Tanya) Charlton of Shelbyville, KY, Matthew (Joyce) Charlton of Wellsburg, WV, Mary Ann (Dave) Edwards of Wellsburg, WV, and Amy (Joe) Portale of Philadelphia, PA.              

           In addition to his father, Ed was preceded in death by a daughter, Noelle Marie Charlton, in infancy. 

           Visitation will be Friday May 19th, from 10:00am–2:00pm at Old Union Church, 6833 Old Union Road, Jamestown Indiana. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2:00pm and burial at Old Union Cemetery. Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory in Jamestown has been entrusted with his arrangements. 

           In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in his memory to Old Union Church.

James Henry Green

James Henry Green

SEPTEMBER 8, 1952 – MAY 13, 2023


James Henry “Jim” Green, 70, of Greencastle, formerly of Greenwood, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Born September 8, 1952 in Brazil, the son of Jim Henry and Jane (Milligan) Green. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1970”, attended Indiana State University and Kentucky School of Mortuary Science.

Jim retired from the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and IBM. He had also worked at Walmart Distribution and Bittles & Hurt/Hopkins-Rector Funeral Homes. Jim had served as a pastor at Lifebuilder Community Church and past Master Council of DeMolay.

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Jennifer Lea Green; and grandparents, Archie & Wanetta (White) Milligan and P.H. & Anna Dee (Anderson) Green.

Jim is survived by his wife, Melissa Kay (Lady) Green; daughters, Brandi (Neil) Johnson and Alixandra (Joel) Welch; mother, Jane Green: sisters, Jana (Jim) Harris and Jodi (Dan) Stockton; grandchildren, Hailey, Hayden, Hillary & Holden Johnson and William and Evelyn Welch; and his four legged buddy, Leo.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM on Wednesday until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jim to the Putnam County Playhouse P.O. Box 309 Greencastle, IN. 46135

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Rosemary Stephens

Rosemary Stephens

September 16, 1936  -  May 12, 2023


Rosemary Stephens, 86, of Bowling Green, Indiana passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana May 12, 2023.


She was born on September 16, 1936, in Clay City, Indiana, the daughter of Jennings and Betty (Leohr) Fritz.


Rosemary was a proud graduate of Clay City High School with the class of 1954. She continued to enjoy getting together with her classmates. She married Gerald “Jerry” Stephens on August 30, 1958. He passed away in 2018 after nearly 60 years of marriage.


Throughout her life Rosemary was a gifted pianist. She played piano in church for many years. She used her musical talents to glorify the Lord. She was a quilter and was a member of the Calico Quilters. She also enjoyed gardening and sharing the bounty with her neighbors and family.


She was a dedicated member of The Friendly Open Bible Community Church. She stressed to her family that there was no excuse to miss church. She was often there each time the church doors were open. She attended and helped with Vacation Bible School, Friendly Circle Ladies Group, preparing Bibles for Seedline International and many other events.


In addition to her many interests, Rosemary was a devoted friend, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She loved her neighbors and felt she lived in the best neighborhood in the world. Her caring nature and steadfast support were an unwavering source of comfort and inspiration to those who were blessed to know her.


She was preceded in death by her parents Jennings and Betty Fritz; her husband Gerald “Jerry” Stephens; and her brothers: Melvin Fritz and Donald Fritz.

She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Jeff) Broadfoot, Dianna Stephens, Keith (Margaret) Stephens, Lori Stephens, and Karol Stephens; grandchildren: Kristin (Jarred) Brodie, Matthew (Missy) Broadfoot, Nathan (Katie) Broadfoot, and Jenny Broadfoot; great-grandchildren: Max Broadfoot, Hazel Broadfoot, Easton Brodie, Cobie Broadfoot, and one great-granddaughter on the way; sister-in-law Audrey Fritz as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.


Visitation will be at The Friendly Open Bible Community Church, 14297 St. Rd. 246 Coal City, Indiana 47427, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Services will be at the church at 11:00 AM with Jeff Fritz and Pastor Tom Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, in Bowling Green, Indiana.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seedline International 2747 US Hwy. 40 Brazil, Indiana 47834. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Billy Matherly

Billy Matherly

January 10, 1975  -  May 11, 2023


William “Billy” Scott Matherly, 48, of Brazil, Indiana, died unexpectedly, on May 11, 2023.


Billy was born on January 10, 1975, in Tuscan, Arizona, the son of Bob Matherly and Shirley (Batchelor) Hemmerling. Billy earned a GED and then received a degree in Applied Science of Computer Aided Drafting. He worked as a carpenter remodeling homes.


Billy enjoyed riding motorcycles and tinkering on projects.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Bob Matherly and Shirley Hemmerling and a brother Joe Lucas.


Survivors include his siblings: Michael Chatham, Renda Trammell, Robert Matherly, and Melody Lucas.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, in Brazil, on May 19, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM.


Visit to light a candle in his memory.

Juanita J. Finchum

Juanita J. Finchum

January 9, 1929 - May 11, 2023

Juanita Jewell Finchum, 94, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Brickyard Healthcare in Indianapolis.

Graveside Services are planned for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Fairview Cemetery in North Salem, Indiana. Porter and Hunt Funeral Home in North Salem has been entrusted with her arrangements for burial.

Max Richard Fulmer

Max Richard Fulmer

OCTOBER 28, 1919 – MAY 11, 2023


Max Richard Fulmer, age 103, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Max was born in Defiance County, Ohio on October 28, 1919 to Alphonso and Helen (Castor) Fulmer.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Fulmer; his four daughters: Barbara Fulton (Tom), Margaret Pinegar (Jim), Jennifer Freije (Tom), and Peggy Howard (Larry); 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Max was a proud WWII Navy Veteran serving as an aviation machinist. After retiring as a postmaster of Brazil, IN., he became a beloved school bus driver for the Vigo County School Corporation. Max enjoyed traveling, loved serving in his church, playing golf, and was very involved with his family. Max had been an active member in the Gideons International, the American Legion Post 104, and The National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Everyone that knew Max loved him. He will be truly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Maxine Doty Fulmer; 1 great-great-grandchild; along with his sister and his two brothers.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home from 11am-1pm. A Funeral Ceremony will begin at 1pm.

A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, where he will be laid to rest next to Maxine.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in his honor be made to the charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fulmer family.

Robert Max Howard

Robert Max Howard

Oct. 17, 1934-April 29, 2023


Robert Max Howard, 88, a Newtown native, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023, in Virginia.

He was born Oct. 17, 1934, at Crawfordsville, son of the late Chester Warren and LaVera (Shultz) Howard.

He graduated from Richland Township High School and Indiana State University.

Mr. Howard was a U. S. Army veteran, and was employed by the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, D.C. prior to retirement.

On Jan. 27, 1968, he married the former Jacklyn Joyce Sparling, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Aimee Taylor and husband Christopher of Ashburn, and Jenny Howard of Staunton; sister Helen Roberts and husband Russell of Lebanon; sisters-in-law Jean Howard of Newtown and Shirley Howard of Springfield, Illinois; two granddaughters, Ellen Taylor and Lillian Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, William Howard, Warren Howard and his wife Beverly, Samuel Howard and his wife Gloria, and John Howard; and sister Irene Mintern and her husband Pete.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2 at Bear Funeral Home, Churchville, Virginia, with Pastor Lester Kennedy officiating.

Graveside services will be held in Newtown Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13 with Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate assisting with local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the guestbook or share a condolence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Newtown Cemetery, P.O. Box 222, Wingate, IN 47994.

Sandra Kay Simpson

Sandra Kay Simpson

May 6, 2020


A celebration of life service is planned for Sandra Kay Simpson who passed away May 6, 2020, at the age of 78. The service will take place 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Crawfordsville Park & Rec Center, 922 E. South Blvd., with Nathan Miller officiating.

Patricia A. DeSutter

Patricia A. DeSutter

Oct. 22, 1931-May 9, 2023


Patricia “Pat” Ann (Andres) DeSutter, 91, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Pat was born Oct. 22, 1931, at Earl Park, Indiana, and was the daughter of the late George Andres and Isabelle (Deno) Andres. She attended St. John the Baptist School in Earl Park, Pine School and graduated from Fowler High School in 1949. She married Lawrence “Larry” DeSutter on Sept. 1, 1951, at Sacred Heart Church in Fowler, Indiana. Pat was a long-time member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Attica, Indiana, where she was a member of the Women’s Circle. Pat’s beloved husband of 69 years, Larry, preceded her in death in November 2020.

Pat was a devoted mother and homemaker and with Larry made a beautiful, loving home for their six children. They farmed in the Davis township area for over 60 years. She loved to play games with the grandchildren and euchre and pinochle with friends. She was beloved for her smile and her kindness. Pat and Larry had many friends that they shared life on the farm with and later traveled with after retirement. The family is especially grateful to family friend Nancy Holladay for her many years of loving friendship with Pat.

In 1995, Pat and Larry retired from the farm to Attica and lived there 20 years. In 2015, they moved to Westminster Village in West Lafayette.

Pat is survived by their six children, Kathleen (David) Mack, Steven (Nancy) DeSutter, Joseph (Carol) DeSutter, David (Juliann) DeSutter, John (Jeanna) DeSutter and Patrick (Kamela) DeSutter; 20 grandchildren, Christina Long, Amy Martin, Brian DeSutter, Renee Westcott, Stephanie Gilbert, Brent DeSutter, Jill Mandeville, Michael DeSutter, Laura DeSutter, Andrew DeSutter, Richard DeSutter, Jennifer Mack, Stephen Mack, Genevieve Brune, Dane DeSutter, Lauren Perry, Alex James, Matthew DeSutter, Tyler DeSutter and Cameron DeSutter; and 23 great grandchildren.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; brother John Andres; and sister Shirley (Andres) Hoaks.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Westminster Village for their loving care of Pat.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Maus Funeral Home, Attica, with Rosary being recited at 4:30 p.m. Friday. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13 at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 407 S. Perry St., Attica, with Rev. David Rasner officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to ASK (Area Sharing Kindness). Condolences may be sent online to





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