Keith Alan Smith, 65, of Cloverdale

Keith Alan Smith, 65, of Cloverdale, passed Sunday, February 4, 2024 at his residence. 

He was born November 6, 1958 in Greencastle, the son of Delmas Joe Smith and Rita Abrell Smith. 

His mother survives. 

Keith was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. 

Keith graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1977. He married Mona Denise (Pearson) of Cloverdale on December 4, 1982. To this union, one child was born: Jenna Marie (Smith) Nees, husband Ryan. 

Keith was the loving grandfather to Kensi Rae Nees. 

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mildred Elaine Person, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, sister, Darlene Gaye Parker, and father-in-law, David Pearson.  

Services will be held at Whitaker Funeral Home, 201 N. Lafayette Street, Cloverdale. 

Visitation will be Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 4:00-8:00 pm. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:00 am. 

Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery. 

Condolences may be made at

Neil Eugene Green, 88 of Bainbridge

Neil Eugene Green, 88 of Bainbridge, patriarch of the Green family, passed away on January 31st, 2024, at home surrounded by his loved ones.


He was born on August 4, 1935, at his home which sat at the bottom of Raccoon Lake. He was one of fifteen children of the late Lola Taylor Green and William Herman Green.


He met the late Leora "Odie" May Symmonds Green, the love of his life, at "The Pole" in Indianapolis in 1958 and they married at Mt. Olive Methodist Church in Indianapolis on August 22nd, 1959. They moved to Phoenix, AZ, for their honeymoon home after their marriage, where they lived for a few months before returning home to Indiana in 1960.


Neil graduated with the class of 1954 from Bainbridge High School. He began working as a bricklayer for his father after returning from the Army where he was a Private from 1956-1958. He was a second generation bricklayer for 40 plus years. He eventually owned and operated his own business, Du-Wall Construction, beginning in 1977, to which he eventually retired from. Du-Wall proudly provided masonry services to The Indianapolis Zoo, the United Airline Hub, Eli Lilly and the Marion county jail. He passed down his artful skill of brick laying to his two sons and grandsons.


He was a well loved member of Gospel Assembly Church on Bluff Road in Indianapolis for nearly 50 years. His hobbies included mushroom hunting, political debate, watching nature (especially trees and birds), keeping up on high school and college basketball and football, leading and participating in family bible studies, but most passionately, studying the Word of the Lord and quenching his thirst for biblical knowledge. He was a wonderful example of a God fearing, hardworking and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.


Those left to cherish his memory are his three remaining sisters: Norma Martin, Cathy Blau and Barbara Ross, his children; Heidi Green-Lynn of Danville, Keith (Vanessa) Green of Bainbridge, Angela (Vladimir) Green of Indianapolis, Kevin (Darcie) Green of Bainbridge, Mechele (Ken) Adam of Ladoga and Morgan (Micah) Harshaw of Indianapolis; grandchildren Rachel Lynn, Anna Lynn, Lauren (Chris) Springstun, Zach (Megan) Green, Madison Drew Rogers, Beau (Megan) Green and Aaron Green.

He was preceded in death by his wife Leora Green, his parents, siblings; Carl Green, Lois Brown, Ruth Pond, Leon Green, Wilma Cooper, Russell Green, Lesly Green, Herbert "Sock" Green, Richard Green, Colleen Fly, Sue Detro, and granddaughter Hannah Green.


Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Monday, February 5th, 2024, at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home, 102 East Washington Street, Roachdale, Indiana 46172 with family officiating.


Burial will follow in Roachdale Cemetery.


Friends are invited to visit with the family, on Sunday February 4th, from 2:00 PM -6:00 PM at the Funeral Home.


We invite those in attendance on Monday, February 5th, 2024, to eat with us at Off The Rails Event Center located at 5 E. Railroad St., Roachdale, following the cemetery committal.

Rebecca Leah Brothers Null

Rebecca Leah Brothers Null was born on a hot summer day on July 20, 1943, at the original Putnam County Hospital, where her uncle, Dr. Thomas A. Sigler was the first hospital board president.

Rebecca passed away at University Hospital in Indianapolis after a brief battle with gallbladder cancer on January 22, 2024, at the age of 80.

Rebecca is the only child of James & Mabel (Monnett) Brothers. James was a farmer and a feed buyer for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op. Rebecca is the 5th generation to live in Putnam County and she is the progeny of Andrew Sigler who is among 12 different families that were granted land in Putnam County in 1816. Rebecca’s family background is deeply rooted in farming, raising mules and circus performers. By the age of 4 Rebecca had ridden mules, horses and elephants while also having a chimpanzee as a friend. Rebecca was also a member of the Washburn Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution connected by her 5th great-grandfather, Private Jacob Clearwater of North Carolina.

Rebecca attended Attica High School and later transferred to Greencastle High School where she was a member of the modern dance team. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1963. Rebecca then attended Herron School of Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Art History in 1983.

Rebecca was a both passionate and a gifted dancer. She began ballet lessons when she was four years old and continued her love of ballet throughout her 20s. She had the honor to take dance classes at Jacob’s Pillow Dance School in Becket, Massachusetts. She also had the opportunity to dance with the New York Ballet.

Rebecca met her future husband Ira Franklin Null at Attica High School. Frank was crazy about Rebecca from the moment he laid eyes on her. They got married in 1959 and together they had one son together: John Edward Null. Frank and Rebecca were married for 64 years.

Rebecca was an avid animal lover; she would love to sit on her porch and watch the birds, squirrels, and the neighborhood cats. She rescued many cats throughout her life, and she dedicated her life to giving all her cats the best life possible. She loved to travel around the country and see the different type of animals that the United States had to offer.

As a member of the Heritage Preservation Society, Frank, Rebecca, and their son John Null, purchased the Charles Leuteke Home (built in 1893); known as the Lindenhurst. Frank and Rebecca have been restoring the home along with the Playhouse, which was built in 1876, roughly 20 years prior to the completion of the Lindenhurst home on Locust Street. Rebecca was a proud member of the Society of Indiana Pioneers.

Rebecca is preceded in death by Ira Franklin Null (husband), James Brothers (father), Mabel Monnett Brothers (mother) and Marvel Sutherlin Brothers (stepmother).

Rebecca is survived by her son John Edward Null & his wife Julie Anne McAllen Null, two granddaughters Kathleen Anne Null Bernauer & her husband Nicholas Alan Bernauer and Alana Marie Null of Indianapolis, and her three beloved Great Grand-dogs Rory, Finnley & Meeko. As well as her cousins Sara Smith of Greencastle and Sue Anne Stoner Moreland of Avon and her childhood friend Sondra Sines Dubbs of Lafayette.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3rd at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Rebecca’s love for animals, the family ask that you donate to the Humane Society of Putnam County.

Clifford Wayne Modlin, 94, of Greencastle

Clifford Wayne Modlin, 94, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Clifford was born in Indianapolis on November 18, 1929, the son of Kenneth and Leola Modlin.

Clifford was a 1947 graduate of Fillmore High School. He was married to the love of his life, Joyce Wood for 71 years. He spent his life farming until he retired. He also worked for three years with Brackneys Feed Service.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Reed (husband-Terry), a son Darrel Modlin, three grandchildren, Jennifer Kistler, (husband-Jeff), Rob Bundy, and Jeff Modlin, (wife Michelle), and seven great grandchildren.

To honor Clifford’s wishes, there will be no funeral or graveside services.

Eileen Toale Harrison, 74, of Greencastle

Eileen Toale Harrison, 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Born August 13, 1949 in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Howard Toale and Eleanor (Ralston) Cobb. She graduated summa cum laude from both Quincy University and University of Pittsburgh. She received her M.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Eileen had been a registrar for several universities and colleges throughout her career. She was an avid part of Steeler Nation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Terry Toale; and a sister Leslie Toale.

Eileen is survived by her daughter Whitney (Mark) Fajt; sons Joshua (Stephanie) Harrison, Ben Harrison & fiancé Vanessa Sogan, and Nathan Harrison; brother Patrick (Shelley) Toale; sisters Stacey (Greg) Colvard and Kelley (Mitch) Mouchabeck; sister-in-law Linda Toale; grandchildren Jed, Allison, Kaia, Gabriel, Ari, and Blake and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring Eileen’s wishes, private services have been selected.

Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.





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