Obituaries

Don E. Crouse, 85, of Columbus

Don E. Crouse, 85, of Columbus, Indiana passed away on April 13, 2024 at The Restoracy of Whitestown.

Don was born on February 28, 1939, in Clay City, Indiana, the son of Alva Marion and Gladys L. (Light) Crouse. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1958 and then from Indiana State University with a double major in mathematics and chemistry in 1962. He married Geraldine Delaine (Pell) on July 4, 1965. Don worked at Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors as a chemist and metallurgist for 29 years. He also spent some time with Cummins Engine. Following retirement, Don worked as an instructor for Atterbury Job Corps in Edinburg. He enjoyed mentoring, giving frequent hugs, and being “Granddad” to all students.

Don served in the Indiana Air National Guard and was a member of the Clay City Masonic Lodge. He loved being outdoors and was an avid gardener.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alva and Gladys Crouse and his siblings: Austin Crouse, Hubert Crouse, Ray Crouse, Carl Crouse, Martha Elizabeth Crouse, Mary Lou Light, and Dorothy Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Geraldine Crouse; children: Joni Butenhoff, Donn Crouse II (Heather), and Lana Frey (Scott); grandchildren: Zackary Butenhoff, Emily Frey, and Anna Frey, as well as many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth St. Clay City, Indiana 47841, on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Masonic service will follow with burial to be held at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Max R. Standley, Jr., 77, of Brazil

Max R. Standley, Jr., 77, of Brazil, passed away April 11, 2024, at 10:05 pm at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born October 8, 1946, in Brazil, the son of Max Standley and Ethel A. Phillips Standley. As a young man, he enjoyed playing softball and later he became a spectator of college basketball and football as well as the NFL. He also enjoyed watching Nascar. His favorite pastime was spending time with the family including grandchildren. He like to camp, play corn hole, and take road trips to find new eating spots. He also enjoyed traveling to Florida, both the beach and the Everglades, to French Lick for casino time and their trip of a lifetime to Alaska were some of his special vacations.

Max and Terri were married on April 30, 1982. They have done life together these almost 42 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max Sr., and Ethel Standley; and one sister Charlene “Deena” Burton.

Survivors include Terri Schurick Standley; children, Erick Michael Standley (Rhiannon), Amee Embry – Standley (Aaron Hartman) and Scott Standley and family, and Nikki Lalen and family, Robinne Smith and family; grandchildren, Devin Gullett (Rachel), Alexus Hartman (Draven), Lauren Hartman, Matthew Moorhead (Cheynne), Mark Brown and Erick Michael Standley, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jaxsyn Gullett and Brylie Gullett; one brother and his wife, Ron Standley (Patty); brother in law, sister in law, Tim and Chris Schurick; a large extended family and his special dog, “Maxie”.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Post a note of condolence at www. Frenchfuneralhome.com

Michael S. McAllister, 52, of Greencastle

Michael S. McAllister, 52, of Greencastle, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024 at his home.

Michael was born November 12, 1971 in Greencastle to the late W. Thomas McAllister and Georgia M. (Nichols) McAllister.

Michael was a 1990 graduate of South Putnam High School and attended ISU. He worked at IAC in quality control and most recently worked at Banjo Inc in Crawfordsville. Michael enjoyed reading comic books, was a big fan of Star Trek and D.C. Comic movies. He also enjoyed working on his own vehicles. He loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren were everything to him. He was an avid animal lover too. They had a dog and three cats. On October 12, 2019 Michael married Michelle M. Sharp.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Michelle M. McAllister, a daughter Ashley N. Holt (Max), grandchildren Hailey and Emmy Holt, his brother Grant McAllister (Kristina) and a sister Kimberly McAllister, along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Michael was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00pm Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Servies & Morgan Funeral Home 102 E. Washington Street, Roachdale, IN 46172.

Mr. Bob Vice will be officiating.

Burial will follow in Ladoga Cemetery, Ladoga.

Visitation will be from Noon until service time also at the funeral home.

 

Linda Sue Frost, 75, of Danville

Linda Sue Frost, 75, of Danville, passed away on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024.

Born August 7th, 1948 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of Burton Abrell and Elsie Faye (White) Gentry. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School “Class of 1966”.

During high school Linda was a long time participant of 4-H as well as the president of Future Homemakers of America her senior year. Linda was a long time employee for Mallorys and then went on to retire from FB Distro in Greencastle.

Linda loved making cakes for special occasions such as weddings, graduations, and birthdays. She also loved working on ceramics, bowling, and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, father in-law Norman Frost, mother in-law Thyra Frost; Brothers in-law Norman Scott Frost, Greg Frost, and James Frost; and Sister in-law Linda Frost

Linda is survived by her husband of 52 years John A. Frost; her two children Jennifer Collins (Mandy) and John R. Frost (Kayla); her sister Loretta Fowler; five grandchildren Travis Collins, Kellie Collins, Bailee Frost, Marlee Frost, Macee Frost; and her great-grandchild Matthew Washington.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11th from 11:00am until time of service.

Gary Leon Thompson, 83, of Greencastle

Gary Leon Thompson, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Born March 11, 1941 in Terre Haute the son of Esten Cleveland and Nettie Pauline (Lacy) Thompson. He was a graduate of Gersmeyer High School in Terre Haute.

Gary retired from IBM in 1987. He had also owned and operated G & M Small Engine Repair for several years.

He was a member of the Putnam County Coin Club and a former member of the Moose Lodge. Gary played the accordion, square danced, loved to hunt mushroom, pheasant and quail and loved his cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of almost 50 years Kay A. (Sutherlin) Thompson; son Michael R. Thompson; sister and brother-in-law Carolyn (Allen) Chadwick and great grandson Aiden Payne.

Gary is survived by his daughter Sherry (Ralph) Rogers; grandchildren Angie (Jason) Brewer, Brandy (Brady) Biddle, Autumn (Austin) Payne, and Michael R. Thompson Jr; great-grandchildren Jasmine, Crosby, Elliott, Elijah, Levi, Macy, Eli, and Ellie, and great great-grandchildren Everett and Dylan.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

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

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

Genevieve L. Short, 75, of Poland

Genevieve L. Short, 75, of Poland, went to be with the Lord April 8, 2024.

She was born August 8, 1948 in Terre Haute, to the late Robert and Mary Evelyn (Leimgruber) Carter.

She married John Short in 1971 and he preceded her in death January 12, 2020.

She was an avid fisherman, and a member of the Cataract Yacht Club. She was a retired nurse and taught nursing at Area 30, Greencastle. Genevieve is survived by her brothers Joe (Judy) Carter, Bob (Marlene) Carter; sisters Nancy (Bill) Glawatz, Mary (Bob) Sitzman.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. 

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 12, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with internment to follow at Cloverdale Cemetery. 

Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Whitney Fearer Morrill

Whitney Fearer Morrill was born on May 6, 1937, in Rockford Illinois, to parents Gerald Wilson and Dorothy Burke Fearer.

She graduated from Oregon (Illinois) High School and earned two degrees from Depauw University, a B.A. in 1959 and a B.S.N. in 1979. Upon obtaining a nursing degree, she became an R.N. and began a twenty-year practice at Putnam County Hospital. After this, she practiced at the Johnson-Nichols Clinic in Greencastle for some years.

Whitney was an avid birder–an active member of the Big Walnut Bird Club–and a lover of all animals, especially the many dogs and horses she had over her lifetime. Her favorite place in Greencastle was the Nature Park, where she spent mornings birding and walking with friends for many years. She was also a runner, a cyclist, a mountain-climber and a cross-country skier, spending many vacations in Northern Minnesota and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Whitney was a long-time member of the League of Women Voters and a volunteer worker at several places, including the Humane Society of Putnam County and the Putnam County Library.

Whitney is preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Dorothy, her stepmother Rogene Franklin Fearer, and her brother, William P. Fearer. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John Morrill, sister Martha Fearer Highsmith (Robert), “sister” Susan VanDuyne (Timothy Rainey), and children Michael Morrill (Annette), Karen Morrill (David Carlson), and Ann Morrill (Milton Ospina). She is also survived by grandchildren Miles Bryan (Nina Feldman), Forrest Bryan, Hazel Bryan, Lucas Ospina, Marlena Ospina, Elliott Morrill (Kelly) and Hannah Ayres (Nolan), and two great-grandchildren, Charles Elliott Morrill and Antonia Opal Bryan. In addition, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family greatly appreciates the contributions that Whitney's wonderful caregiver, Suzie McCormick, made to Whitney's quality of life.

There will be a celebration of life this summer in Greencastle.

Lois Mae Cantwell

On March 28, 2024, a beautiful sunny day

A wonderful lady whom we all found dear passed away.

Lois Mae Cantwell lived a long and full life of 96 years.

Even when we knew it was coming it didn’t stop any of the tears.

Lois was born in Hoopeston Illinois on May 3, 1927

The way she lived her life she is sure to go to heaven.

She was born into a farming family with the last name of LEE.

She was a unique lady to all, that was clear to see.

She met Bob Wilson who was from the very same state.

Wouldn’t you know 30 years of marriage was their fate.

They lived on a farm and raised cows, chickens, geese and pigs.

Installed a pool and went to Millgrove church each Sunday with their 2 wonderful kids.

Larry & Sandy grew up knowing life at its best.

It wasn’t that they were rich, their learning never took a rest.

Lois was a girl scout leader and worked at Lieber State Park.

Where if you wanted a job, she was certainly the spark.

She was extremely creative and was happy to bake.

For lots of occasions, especially for that very special wedding cake.

For whatever reason her life made a change.

To Dick Cantwell her vows did she exchange.

Not long after, they moved down south not very far.

And got very involved with the masonic/eastern star.

She was an organizer, provider and a matchmaker of some.

With 22 nieces and nephews her success was that of none.

So, on that bright beautiful March Day.

Mom went to heaven and goodbye we had to say.

Momma Lois was preceded in death by her mom Ruth, father Roy and 5 siblings.

Also preceding her in death was Larry & Sandy’s father Bob Wilson, husband Dick Cantwell, son Larry,

daughter-in-law Chrissy, friends Ruth, Dalene, Ruthie, Rosie, Leota, Pat, Wilma & Marvin and many more

 friends.

Survivors include daughter Sandy & Geoff Gale, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and Kaylie,

whom she loved and cared for Lois through her most difficult times.

Sandy’s mom’s graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 pm at Mannan Cemetery with light meal afterwards at Millgrove Church. 

Address: Mannan is 12432-12446 West Lewisville Rd., Cloverdale, IN 46120

The church is Millgrove Methodist, 11151 Millgrove Rd., Quincy, IN 47456

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