Our Obituaries

Fredrick Josef Baltus

March 9, 1961 - December 11, 2017

Fredrick Josef Baltus, 56, of Greensburg, passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born on March 9, 1961 in Greensburg, the son of Joseph and Janet Goodpaster Baltus. Fredrick was a 1979 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. He was a truck driver of Lowes Pellets and Grain. Fredrick was a member of the 1st Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on tinkering on cars and loved fixing things...
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Robert E. Loper

March 13, 1961 - December 11, 2017

Robert E. Loper, 56, of Connersville formerly of Greensburg, passed away on December 11, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1961 in Greensburg, the son of Robert and Linda Bruner Loper. Robert was a United States Army Veteran. He loved his guitar and the Blues.Survivors include: Mother- Linda Drew; Sons- Jordan Loper and Ryan (Brittanee) Loper; Grandchildren- Meela Loper, Bailee Loper, and Lilly...
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Bob Muckerheide

October 13, 1937 - December 5, 2017

Bob Muckerheide, 80 of Milroy, passed away, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Bob was born on October 13, 1937 in Rush County, the son of Albert and Hilda (Obermyer) Muckerheide. He was a 1955 graduate of Sandusky High School. On September 11, 1965 he married Donna Thackery at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg, and she survives....
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Jeremy C. Effing

June 5, 1972 - December 3, 2017

Jeremy C. Effing (known by his nieces & nephews as Big J or Bob), 45 of Greensburg, passed away on December 3, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 5, 1972 in Batesville, Indiana, the son of Ronald and Diane (Wissler) Effing. Jeremy was a 1990 graduate of Batesville High School. He went on to graduate with an engineering degree from Rose Hulman University. On...
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Christa Elizabeth Palmer

December 5, 1929 - November 23, 2017

Christa Elizabeth Palmer, 87, of Greensburg, passed away at Heritage House on November 23, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1929 in Plauen, Vogtland, Germany. She was the daughter of Kurt and Gertrud Herold Wuertemberger. Christa worked as a cook at the Sherman House of Batesville.She was preceded in death by her Parents; Brother- Heins Wuertemberger; and Sister- Hilda Leonhardt.Funeral...
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Leona Martha Oesterling

August 20, 1917 - November 19, 2017

Leona Martha Oesterling, 100, passed away on November 19, 2017. She was born on August 20, 1917 in St. Maurice, Indiana the daughter of Bernard and Anna Lamping Muckerheide. On November 25, 1948 she married Walter B. Oesterling and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1991. Survivors include: Daughter- Janet (Curt) Pribble of Fairland, Indiana; Sons- Dr. Robert (Carrie) Oesterling of...
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Barbara Ann Sterchi

August 11, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Barbara Ann Sterchi, 75 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Our Hospice Facility in Columbus. Barb was born on August 11, 1942 in Lexington, KY the daughter of Dan and Louise (Payne) Brame. She graduated from Henderson County High School and then went to Murray State University, graduating in 1964 with her Bachelor's Degree in education. On April 4, 1964 she married...
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Gilbert David Vanderpohl

April 20, 1928 - November 12, 2017

Gilbert David Vanderpohl, 89, of Greensburg, passed away on November 12, 2017. Gilbert was born on April 20, 1928 the son of John and Helen Blankman Vanderpohl. On November 6, 1954 he married Barbara Ann Hausman and she preceded him in death on August 26, 1982. Gilbert was a carpenter. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean...
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Helen Bernice Parker

October 8, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Helen "Sissy" Bernice Parker, 85, of Greensburg, passed away November 12, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Born on October 8, 1932 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harold and Irene Wright. She resided in Greensburg throughout her entire life and often said how much she loved living here. In her years of employment she worked at the Jerman Junior High School...
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Ruth K. Oakes

February 25, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Ruth K. Oakes, 85 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Ruth was born in Kentucky on February 25, 1932, the daughter of Virgil and Elsie (Long) Sebastian. She married Jasper Oakes on January 21, 1949 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1998. Survivors include her children - Rick (Tonya) Oakes and Roxie (Dave) Meyer of Greensburg;...
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Dorothy Marilyn Collins

June 10, 1944 - November 1, 2017

Dorothy Marilyn Collins, 73, of Holton, Indiana passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1944, Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of John and Dorothy Adams Collins. Dorothy had four children: Jamie, Connie, Carrie, and Pete. She worked as a Beautician. Survivors include: Daughters- Jamie Tracey and Carrie (Robert) Tackett; Son- Pete Kalkbrenner; Grandchildren- Brett, Brittany,...
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Hazel Lee Mozingo

April 13, 1947 - October 27, 2017

Hazel Lee Mozingo, 70, of Greensburg passed away on October 27, 2017. She was born in Madison County, Kentucky on April 13, 1947, the daughter of John and Sally Mae Hornsby. On April 13, 1965 Hazel married Kenneth Wayne Mozingo. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Hazel worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide for 38 years at Heritage House of Greensburg.Survivors include: Son-...
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Helen Joanne Ray-Reynolds

October 24, 1928 - October 25, 2017

Helen Joanne Ray-Reynolds, 89 of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Aspen Place Health Campus. Joanne was born in Indianapolis on October 24, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Helen (Ryan) Evans. She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1946. Joanne married Robert E. Ray on January 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1964. Survivors include her...
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Bradford Charles Westrup

February 22, 1947 - October 16, 2017

Bradford Charles Westrup, 70, passed away October 16, 2017 at Morning Breeze. He was born February 22, 1947 in Oaktown, Indiana to William and Norvelle (Stoelting) Westrup. His family moved to Greensburg in 1954, and Brad attended the Greensburg Schools through the tenth grade. Brad was a member of Troop 77 Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His family moved to...
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Harriett Francis Fisher

April 25, 1941 - October 14, 2017

Harriett Francis Fisher passed away in her home on October 14, 2017 in her husband, of 56 years, arms. She was born April 25, 1941 in Elizabeth, West Virginia. She married William Allen Fisher December 29, 1960 at Clarksburg Christian Church. They were blessed with 2 children Cynthia Francis (Harold) Windle and Anthony Allen (Dena) Fisher. She graduated from Clarksburg High School and Indiana...
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Dale E. Lange

August 15, 1923 - October 11, 2017

Dale E. Lange, 94, Smyrna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, with family at his side at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Only son of Charles F. and Emma (Tappmeyer) Lange, he was born at the same hospital August 15, 1923 and was the first child born there by Cesarean section where both mother and child lived.He graduated from New Point High School in 1942 where he was...
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George Donald Crosby

October 3, 1931 - October 9, 2017

George Crosby, 86, of Greensburg passed away on October 9, 2017, at Morning Breeze. He was born on October 3, 1931, in Shelby County, the son of Russell and Eva (Thornburg) Crosby. His parents farmed, and you might say it was his destiny to continue that tradition with his own family. He had two older brothers, James and Noelgene. George attended Noble Township and graduated in 1949 from...
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Carl Lee Hauser

June 23, 1942 - October 5, 2017

Carl Hauser was born June 23, 1942 in Oxford, OH, to Wilber and Effie (nee Huff) Hauser and entered into Heaven on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Around the age of 4, his family moved to a dairy farm outside Aurora, Indiana. Carl had fond memories of the "farm" especially playing basketball in the barn with many of the area school kids. Carl had four brothers, Wilbur (Jr.), Thomas (Tommy), Robert...
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Emery Chester Tillery

November 19, 1950 - September 30, 2017

Emery Chester Tillery, 66, of Greensburg, passed away on September 30, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1950, in Cleves, Ohio, the son of Chester and Nannie Mae (Tillery) Flannery. Emery worked at Walmart for over 15 years. Survivors include: Daughters- Renee (Craig Jones) Wright, Melissa (Isacc) Holloway, Wanda (Ron) Ewing, and Jequita (Arnold) Flannery Smith; Grandchildren- Jasmine Wright,...
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Ernie Austin Peterson

July 2, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Ernie Austin Peterson, 78, of Greensburg, passed away on September 29, 2017. He was born on July 2, 1939 in London, Kentucky, the son of Thearn and Jessie Peterson. Ernie worked at Hill-Rom Batesville Casket Company for 50 years as a supervisor in the paint department. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.Survivors include: Son- Robert Peterson; Daughters- Barbara (David) Black, Terri Peterson,...
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William Everett Wilson

May 24, 1964 - September 26, 2017

William Everett Wilson, 53, of Greensburg passed away on September 26, 2017. He was born on May 24, 1964 the son of Dan and Sarajane Wilson. Bill was a 1982 graduate of North Decatur High School. He was a farmer at Wilson Farms. Bill was a Mason, member of the Smyrna Lutheran Church, director at the Napoleon Fire Department, past member of the Fair Board, and a past director of the Power of...
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Shirley Mae Mozingo

May 16, 1935 - September 21, 2017

Shirley M. Mozingo, 82 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. Shirley was born on May 16, 1935 in Decatur County, the daughter of James Claude and Cora (Black) Colson. She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1954 and married Bud Mozingo on December 11 the same year. Survivors include three daughters - Vengi (Bill) Holtkamp, Margi (Bill) Graves and Vonda (John...
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Judith B. Fields

December 29, 1938 - September 18, 2017

Judith (Judy) B. Fields, 78 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence. Judy was born on December 29, 1938 in Osgood, the daughter of Seibert and Edith (Fox) Laswell. She married William Fields on January 5, 1962 in Versailles and he survives. Other survivors include her daughters - Nancy Gravely of Shelby County and Kelly (Kevin) Black of Woodstock, GA; sons -...
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Freida Mae Weber

August 14, 1926 - September 15, 2017

Freida Mae Weber, 91, formerly of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on September 15, 2017, at Williams County Hillside Country Living in Bryan, Ohio. She was born on August 14, 1926, in Ripley County, the daughter of Wilbur and Alvina (Ehlers) Schaffer. Freida married Claude Weber on January 3, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 5, 2006. She worked in Home Health Care and was a Lifetime...
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Lula Elta Bower

August 21, 1920 - September 14, 2017

Lula E. Bower, 97, of Greensburg passed away on September 14, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. She was born on August 21, 1920 in Decatur County, the daughter of John and Myrtle (Baker) Low. Lula married William C. Bower on November 6, 1939 and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1987. Together they had two sons, Bill and Bryan Bower. Lula worked at Bohn...
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Shirley Mae Reed

July 12, 1949 - September 13, 2017

Shirley Mae Reed, 68, of Greensburg passed away on September 13, 2017 at Heritage House in Greensburg, Indiana. Shirley was born on July 12, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Raymond, Sr. and Veronica (Grillot) Metzger. She was a 1968 graduate of Trotwood-Madison High School, in Trotwood, Ohio. She worked as a bookkeeper over the years for AMOCO, Dust ALL Janitorial, Reed's Trailer...
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Arthur Scott Thorpe

June 22, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Arthur Scott Thorpe, 2 months, passed away at Riley Hospital on September 8, 2017. He was born on June 22, 2017, the son of Jesse and Sarah (Kenrich) Thorpe.Survivors include: Loving Parents, Grandparents, Great Grandfather, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.A private family memorial service will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthur Scott Thorpe Memorial Fund...
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Eric Gail McClure

February 7, 1968 - September 8, 2017

Eric Gail McClure, 49, of New Point passed away on September 8, 2017. He was born on February 7, 1968 in Greensburg Indiana the son of Junior McClure and Vetha (Foley) Clark. Survivors include: Son- Jacob Gates; Siblings- Sheila Barron, Teena Saturday, Tereva Shepherd, and Paul Baker; former Wife and Companion- Becky McClure Kiser. He was preceded in death by his: Father- Junior McClure;...
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Paul J. Swango

October 9, 1953 - September 5, 2017

Paul J. Swango, 63, passed away on September 5, 2017. He was born on October 9, 1953, in Greensburg Indiana, the son of Roy "Bill" and Vivian Pitts Swango. Paul was a 1972 graduate of Greensburg High School. On April 24, 1982, he married Patsy Kellems at the First Christian Church. Paul worked for 35 years at REMC as a lineman and retired on October 9, 2015. He was a member of the First...
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Eula Mary Curtis

March 16, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Eula Mary (Robbins) Curtis, 91 of Greensburg passed away on August 30, 2017 at Morning Breeze. She was born on March 16, 1926 in Decatur County, Indiana the daughter of George and Olive (Bate) Robbins. Eula was a 1943 graduate of Burney High School. She married Noble Curtis on September 1, 1946. Together they had two children Dan and Marcia. Eula worked as a bank teller at Union Bank and...
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David I. Bean

June 16, 1939 - August 21, 2017

David Ivan Bean, 78, of Greensburg passed away on August 21, 2017. He was born on June 16, 1939 in Osgood, the son of Ivan and Emily (Corson) Bean. He was a 1957 graduate of Osgood High School. On April 14, 1962 he married Carolyn June Weber and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2011. David was the owner of Napa of Greensburg. He had worked at KB Foods and most recently drove cars...
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Kristy K. Bell

February 4, 1951 - August 19, 2017

Kristy K. Bell, 66, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, August 19, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Kristy was born in Lafayette, IN on February 4, 1951, to Homer and Nina Stonebraker. She lived many years in Fountain County, IN where she met and married her husband, David and raised two children, Richard and Julie. Recently she was a resident of...
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James Edward Adams

July 10, 1956 - August 17, 2017

James Edward Adams, 61, of Clarksville, passed away on August 17, 2017. He was born on July 10, 1956 in Greensburg, Indiana the son of Thomas and Ruth Adams. James was a 1973 graduate of North Decatur High School. He was the maintenance engineer at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. James dedicated a lot of his time to being a sponsor in AA.Survivors include: Son- Jade Adams; Daughter-...
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Paula L. Cupp

July 28, 1939 - August 2, 2017

Paula L. Cupp, 78 of Shelbyville, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Paula was born July 28, 1939 in Decatur County, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Wolford) Bottom. She graduated for Greensburg High School in 1957. Paula worked in the Dietary at DCMH and as healthcare aide at Waldron Health Care. She was a member of the Sandcreek Baptist...
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Tina Michelle Pogue

November 23, 1969 - July 31, 2017

Tina Michelle Pogue, of Shelbyville, passed away on July 31, 2017. She was born on November 23, 1969, in Shelbyville, the daughter of James Herman Smith and Terry Diane Bruner. Tina was a homemaker and mother of 4 children: Kristen Smith, Kaylyn Smith, Dylan Pogue, and Alexis Carmichael. She loved music and her favorite was Ozzy Osbourne.Survivors include: Mother- Terry Diane Ray; Children-...
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Mickey J. Hime

March 6, 1953 - July 31, 2017

Mickey J. Hime, Sr., 64 of Fairland, IN, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence. Mickey was born in Greensburg on March 6, 1953, the son of Paul and Sara (Norris) Hime. Mickey worked for the Kroger Bakery in Indianapolis for 34 years. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, IU and any type of auto racing. As a youth he attended the Burney United Methodist Church. Survivors...
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Mareta Gayle Evans

October 8, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Mareta "Gayle" Evans, 75, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimers, on July 30, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1941 in Greensburg, the daughter of Harold and Iva (Hunter) McLaughlin. Gayle was a 1959 graduate of Greensburg High School. She married John Evans, on October 9, 1960, at the Sandcreek Baptist Church. Gayle was a homemaker and mother to two...
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Carolyn Adkins

May 25, 1934 - July 15, 2017

Carolyn Adkins, 83 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Carolyn was born on May 25, 1934 in Rushville, Indiana, the daughter of Lowell Collyer and Vera (Mercer) Collyer-Duggan. She married Robert Lester Adkins on November 2, 1951 in Aurora, and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1994. Survivors include Daughters - Diana (Roger) Blanford of Greensburg, Brenda (Max) Smiley of...
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Clara Alverson

October 11, 1946 - July 13, 2017

Clara Alverson, 70 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Clara was born on October 11, 1946 in West Point, Mississippi, the daughter of Corbett "Monk" and Frankie (Morris) Howell. She married Robert Alverson on June 26, 1983 at the Burney Methodist Church. Survivors include her children - Cindy Pinson and Danny Pinson or Greensburg, her mother Frankie, her sister Cheryl (George)...
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Steve Nesbit

December 17, 1954 - July 11, 2017

Steve "Frog" Nesbit, 62, of Rushville, passed away on July 11, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1954 the son of William and Mary Lou (Humphrey) Nesbit. Steve was a 1973 graduate of North Decatur High School. He was a member of the Springhill Presbyterian Church and served as a Trustee. He worked for Krieger Farms and previously at Pioneer. Steve loved to be out on the farm: he loved driving...
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James Richard Rathburn

June 28, 1928 - July 4, 2017

James Richard Rathburn, 89, of Greensburg, passed away on July 4, 2017. He was born on June 28, 1928 in Waldron, the son of Leonard and Mary (Childers) Lawrence. James was a 1946 graduate of Greensburg High School. He was a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after serving 26 years. He served at many posts as a radar technician for weather recon, including the D.E.W. ...
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Robert H. Wright

March 31, 1924 - July 3, 2017

Robert H. Wright, 93, of Arlington, Indiana passed away on July 3, 2017. He was born in a log cabin on March 31, 1924 the son of, Harvey and Hazel (Holtsclaw) Wright. Robert was a 1941 graduate of Solsberry High School. He was drafted in 1943 and served his country in the United States Army during WWII. After WWII was over, he went on to Purdue University to get his Master's Degree in...
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Eleanor A. Rodgers

January 2, 1938 - July 1, 2017

Eleanor A. Rodgers, 79 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Morning Breeze Nursing Home. Eleanor was born on January 2, 1938 in Ohio County, Indiana, the daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Wingate) New. She graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1956. On July 13, 1957 she married Harold Rodgers Jr. and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2009. Eleanor worked in the...
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Linda G. Gibson

July 17, 1946 - June 27, 2017

Linda G. Gibson, 70 of Westport, passed away on June 27, 2017, at Morning Breeze Nursing Home. Linda was born on July 17, 1946 in Milan, IN the daughter of Herschel and Shirley (Estell) Asche. On July 11, 1970, she married Donahue Gibson in Versailles and he survives. Other survivors include her daughter Brandy (Roger) Spencer, her son Donahue (Stephanie) Gibson Jr., her brother Larry (Millie)...
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Barbara Ann Ferris

May 30, 1930 - June 8, 2017

Barbara Ann Copeland Ferris 87, of Greensburg, passed away June 8, 2017. She was born in Rock Island, Ill. May 30, 1930, to Ross & Nellie Copeland. Though born in the midwest, she grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she graduated from high school in 1948. When she moved with her family to Greensburg, she met and married Robert A. Ferris on March 1st, 1951. Together they resided on Bob's...
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Geraldine M. Moore-Brown

July 16, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Geraldine Moore Brown, 84, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Arbor Grove Village. She was born on July 16, 1932 in Franklin County, Indiana the daughter of Louis F. and Mary L. Granger Artmeier. Geraldine previously worked at the Decatur County Daycare Center, the Decatur County Auditor Office and the Decatur County Assessor Office. She was a member of the 1st Christian...
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Jason Michael Ricke

July 23, 1972 - May 31, 2017

Jason Michael Ricke, 44, of Greensburg passed away with his family by his side on May 31, 2017. He was born on July 23, 1972 in Greensburg, the son of Larry and Linda Sue Ricke. Jason was a 1992 graduate of North Decatur High School. He had worked as a janitor at North Decatur School and McDonalds and also as a dietary aid at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Jason was a member of the...
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Nita E. Thompson

May 14, 1933 - May 20, 2017

Nita E. Thompson, 84 passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Nita was born on May 14, 1933 in Decatur County the daughter of Oscar and Faith (Linkel) Wullenweber. She was a graduate of Burney High School. She married Willice Thompson on April 17, 1955 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons - Roger (Teresa) Thompson of Greensburg and Daryl...
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Cathy J. Walker

July 14, 1955 - May 17, 2017

Cathy J. (Lee) Walker, 61 of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Cathy was born on July 14, 1955 in Greensburg, the daughter of Charles and Barbara (Dillow) Lee. She married James Walker on January 23, 1989 in Florida and he survives. Other survivors include her two sons - Eric Shafer of Greensburg and Philip Shafer of Kissimmee, FL; Her parents; her siblings - Eddy...
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James A. Laframboise

July 15, 1958 - May 17, 2017

James A. Laframboise, 58 of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home. James was born on July 15, 1958 in Ypsilanti, MI, the son of James and Shirley (Weigel) Laframboise. James served in the US Navy and later worked most of his life as an over the road truck driver. He is survived by his son James H. Laframboise of Pendleton, IN; his former wife Nicola...
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William R. Nesbit

September 7, 1924 - May 16, 2017

William R. Nesbit, 92, of Greensburg, passed away on May 16, 2017. He was born in Vermillion County, Illinois on September 7, 1924 the son of Simon and Lena Glass Nesbit. William was a 1942 graduate of Clarksburg High School. He was a lifelong crop and livestock farmer. He was a member of the Springhill Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for over 40 years. He was also a member of the...
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Esther M. Abbott

July 5, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Esther M. Abbott, 84, of Greensburg, passed away on May 11, 2017. She was born on July 5, 1932 in a little farm house, in Milhousen, 1 of 13 children born to John and Helen Blankman Vanderpohl. Esther married William Abbott on June 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2002. Together they raised three children: John, Nancy, and Sharon. Esther had a cleaning service with her...
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Lynnetta Kay Miller

October 26, 1966 - May 9, 2017

Lynnetta Miller, 50 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. She is survived by her two daughters Gretchen & Olivia Miller and one brother Harry Miller of Texas. There will be no public services. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
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Sarah Jane Deiwert

November 29, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Sarah Jane Deiwert, 87, died on May 8, 2017. Sarah was born on November 29, 1929 in Kokomo, the daughter of George Henry and Clara (nee Bassett) Alford. She spent her childhood years on Rest Haven Farm in Rush County and graduated from New Salem High School in 1947. She married her high school sweetheart Fred Deiwert on September 23, 1951, and they raised their sons on the family farm north of...
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Jacqlyn R. Hermesch

September 3, 1960 - May 8, 2017

Jacqlyn R. Hermesch, 56, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at her residence. Jacqlyn was born on September 3, 1960 in Greensburg the daughter of Clarence "Jack" and Billie Jean (Minary) Bayless. She worked as a CNA at the Decatur County Hospital, a home healthcare provider and also taught an aerobics class at the YMCA for a short time.Survivors include her daughter Joni Hermesch...
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Robert R. Gilaspy

February 15, 1935 - May 5, 2017

Robert R. Gilaspy, 82 of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Bob was born on February 15, 1935 in Indianapolis, the son of Horace Gilaspy and Ginny (Shepard) Kellermier. He was a 1953 graduate of Tech High School in Indianapolis. Bob joined the US Army and served from 1956 - 1963. On June 10, 1971 he married Bonnie Ruth Dyer and she survives...
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Mable L. Williams

July 24, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Mable L. Williams, 85 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home. Mable was born in Greensburg on July 24, 1931, the daughter of Earl and Ester (Hankins) Bruner. She married Francis Williams in Greensburg on March 1, 1951 and he survives. Other survivors include three daughters Brenda McKibben of Greensburg, Deborah Wolfe of Oregon and Anna (Thomas)...
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Ronnie Dwayne Litteral

August 2, 1959 - April 26, 2017

Ronnie Dwayne Litteral, 57, of Greensburg, formerly of West Liberty, Kentucky, passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1959 in Xenia, Ohio the son of Lonnie and Dorthalene Perry Litteral. Ronnie was a union carpenter, general handyman and enjoyed his brief time working at the Corner Store. Survivors include: Children- Jacklyn Litteral, Travis Litteral, and Nicholas Litteral;...
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Mark A. Turnbloom

September 2, 1967 - April 23, 2017

Mark A. Turnbloom, 49, of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his residence. Mark was born on September 2, 1967 in Franklin, IN, the son of Donna (Kaiser) Lane and James Turnbloom. Mark worked as a very hard and skillful roofer in southern Indiana for many years. He was a wonderful, loving, caring son, father and grandpimpaw. Survivors include his daughters Shara Turnbloom and...
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Timothy Lee Collins

April 26, 1966 - April 22, 2017

Timothy Lee Collins, 50, of Greensburg, passed away on April 22, 2017. He was born on April 26, 1966 in Greensburg, Indiana, the son of Susie Hazelgrove. On October 13, 2012, Tim married Lesa Dwenger, she survives. He owned and operated TLC & Company since 2004. Tim was many things to many people. Most importantly he was a Husband, Dad, Pappy, Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. He could...
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David L. Begley

February 29, 1936 - April 15, 2017

David L. Begley, 81, of Greensburg passed away on April 15, 2017. He was born of February 29, 1936 in Jackson County, Kentucky, the son of Dennis and Florence Farmer Begley. David was a 1955 graduate of Brookville High School. He married Claudette Burch in 1956 and she survives. David was dedicated to his community and he was a member of the following organizations: Past President of the...
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Joyce L. Springmier

June 10, 1933 - April 15, 2017

Joyce L. Springmier, 83, of Greensburg, passed away on April 15, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1933 in Decatur County, the daughter of Ira Lynn and Velma Madeline (McClung) Thurston. Joyce was a 1951 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1954 graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing. On March 23, 1959 she married Paul Fredrick Springmier. Joyce proudly served her country for 32 years in...
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Bonnie Lou Brownell

July 17, 1925 - April 13, 2017

Bonnie L. Brownell, 91 died April 13, 2017 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg, Indiana. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph Brownell and Roxanne (Hatton) Leary, sisters Jo Ann Meyer and Mary Bolinger, and one brother Robert Brownell.Bonnie was a graduate of Lowell High School (IN) and Ball State University with a Masters in...
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Robert William Barnes

February 3, 1948 - April 6, 2017

Robert "Bill" William Barnes, 69, passed away on Thursday, April 06, 2017, at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on February 3, 1948 in Shelbyville, the son of Robert Barnes and Alene (Whited) Colestock. Bill married H. Kay Owens on April 29, 1972 in Greensburg and she survives.Other survivors include his daughter Christa (Darren) Barker of Greensburg, his sister Susie Fleming of...
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John R. Ruble

October 15, 1952 - April 5, 2017

John "Who" R. Ruble Jr., 64, of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his residence. John was born on October 15, 1952 at the St. Albans Naval Hospital in Long Island, NY the son of John Sr. and Betty (Colson) Ruble. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1970. John was in the U. S. Marines for 11 ½ years, serving during Vietnam. He worked for many years as a truck...
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Dona Montana Black

January 5, 1922 - April 3, 2017

Dona Montana Black, 95, of Greensburg, IN, passed away on Monday, April 03, 2017 at her residence. Dona was born on January 5, 1922, the daughter of Martin and Rosa Belle (Phillips) Underhill. She married William Black in southern Indiana and he preceded her in death on November 24, 2000. Survivors include two sons - Richard Black and David (Cheryl) Black, all of Indianapolis; five daughters -...
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Carolyn Yonts Montgomery

June 10, 1947 - March 30, 2017

Carolyn Yonts Montgomery, 69, of Greensburg passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was born on June 10, 1947 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of Warren and Virginia (Crites) Henry. She was a 1965 graduate of Center Grove High School. She worked as the assistant manager at Standard Truck stop and had also worked at Lee's Inn. She was married to Terry Yonts, Sr. and he preceded her in...
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Terrence A. Morgan

December 31, 1938 - March 24, 2017

Terrence "Ted" Morgan, 78 of Greensburg, formerly of South Lyon, Michigan, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Morning Breeze Assisted Living. Terrence was born on December 31, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Clarence Morgan and Edith Hafer. He married Lou Ann Comer on September 21, 1959 in Northville, Michigan and she preceded him in death on November 18, 2014. Survivors include...
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Alice L. Hess

August 21, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Alice L. Hess, 92 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home. Alice was born in Adams on August 21, 1924, the daughter of Albert and Ethel (Hoffman) Oliphant. She married Charles Hess on March 31, 1945 in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1963.Survivors include her two daughters - Maxine Wilhoit of Franklin, IN and Chloe (Richard)...
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Howard K. Watson

July 29, 1936 - March 13, 2017

Howard K. Watson, 80 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Howard was born in Oneida, TN, on July 29, 1936, the son of Tollie and Nancy (Thomas) Watson. He graduated from Oneida High School and went to work for Asplundh Tree Service. While working, the tree service passed through Greensburg, where he met Reita Mozingo. While the rest of...
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Clyde C. Morrow

July 26, 1937 - March 6, 2017

Clyde Clark Morrow, 79, of Greensburg passed away on March 6, 2017. He was born on July 26, 1937, in Wayne County, Kentucky, the son of Joseph and Amanda Meadows Morrow. On July 1, 1957 in Sandusky he married Norma Jean Filler and she preceded him in death on November 4, 2003. Clyde was a mechanist at Rockwell Automation for over 35 years before he retired in 2000.Survivors include: Children-...
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Donald L. Mathews

October 29, 1933 - March 2, 2017

Donald L. Mathews, 83 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his residence. Donald was born on October 29, 1933 in Fayette County, the son of Farrell and Mary (Burch) Mathews. Don was a 1953 graduate of the Clarksburg High School. On January 23, 1954, he married Gwyndlene "Gwen" Artmeier in Clarksburg and she survives.Other survivors include his three daughters - Mary Kaye ...
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Johanna L. Downing

November 20, 1948 - February 23, 2017

Johanna L. Downing, 68, of Greensburg, passed away Feb. 23, 2017 at Our Hospice of Columbus. She was born Nov. 20, 1948, in Los Angeles, California to Margaret Downing Daviess and Henry Downing. She graduated from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. She worked many years as an accountant. Her fondest memories were of Hawaii where she lived for twenty years. She was preceded in death by...
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Martha L. Wilhoit

June 18, 1945 - February 16, 2017

Martha L. Wilhoit, 71 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Martha was born in Rushville on June 18, 1945, the daughter of Louis and Mary (Granger) Artmeier. She was a 1963 graduate of Clarksburg High School. On June 26, 1964, Martha married Hubert Wilhoit at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on...
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Kristy Dawn Isaacs

October 28, 1977 - February 9, 2017

Kristy D. Isaacs, 39 of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born in Mississippi on October 28, 1977, the daughter of Linda Isaacs. She was a 1996 graduate of Brookville High School. She is survived by her five children - Dakota Burgess, Jade Burgess, Ashley Cornelius, Tyler Gibbs and Michael Manlove. A memorial service will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2017...
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Steven Charles Westhafer

November 14, 1964 - February 4, 2017

Steven Charles Westhafer ("Westy"), 52 passed away on February 4, 2017, at home surrounded in love by his family. Steve was born November 14, 1964, the son of Jerry and Eva Westhafer. He was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, graduating high school in 1983. He went to school at Vincennes University before coming back to Greensburg to work in the family business, Indiana Wire Products, Inc.,...
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D. Joyce Hart

March 13, 1926 - January 29, 2017

D. Joyce Schwier Hart, 90, of Greensburg passed away on January 29, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1926 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of Holden Ray and Pearl Bohnert Schwier. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of New Point High School. Her first job was at the Shirt Factory where she made shirts for WWII; she retired from BCA-Federal Mogul after 30 years of service. Joyce married Gale...
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Veneita Sue Barton

November 10, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Veneita Sue (Hilderbrand) Barton, 78, Greensburg, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born November 10, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Harold and Bessie (Todd) Hilderbrand. Veneita graduated in 1957 from Columbus North High School. On June 30, 1957, she married her sweetheart, William E....
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Charles Edwin Gilliland

January 4, 1942 - January 24, 2017

Charles Edwin Gilliland was born January 4, 1942 to Dallas R. and Beaulah Mae (Howe) Gilliland. Charles grew up in Greensburg on North Stewart Street and raised his three children there, as well. He passed away January 24, 2017 at the age of 75.Charles attended Culver Summer Naval School and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1960. Throughout high school, Charles was busy playing golf and...
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Hank Joseph Herpel

April 25, 1934 - January 17, 2017

Hank Herpel, 82 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Aspen Place Health Campus. Hank was born on April 25, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Henry and Virginia (Shircliff) Herpel. After graduating from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, he attended St. Meinrad Seminary and was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1961. He served the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for 11...
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George Rocky Blare

March 8, 1919 - January 15, 2017

George "Poptart" "Rocky" Blare, 97, of Greensburg passed away on January 15, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1919 in Gays, Illinois, the son of George Alfred and Fern (Oakes) Blare. Rocky graduated from Matton High School and then attended Butler University, on a Football Scholarship, before joining the United States Army Air Corp. He married, the love of his life, Barbara Ruth Kelly on December...
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Dorothy J. Foster

November 30, 1919 - January 15, 2017

Dorothy J. Foster, 97 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at her residence. Dorothy was born in Greensburg on November 30, 1919, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Robbins) Hood. Dorothy graduated from Greensburg High School in 1937. She married Gerald A. Foster on October 5, 1938 in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1994. Survivors include her daughters -...
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Raymond Edward Fortman

October 22, 1948 - January 9, 2017

Raymond Edward Fortman, 68, of Greensburg passed away on Monday, January 9th. He was born on October 22, 1948, in Fort Wayne, the son of Harold and Freida Fortman. Raymond was a United States Army Veteran. He graduated in 1976 with an honorary Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. On May 17, 1975 he married Susan Boerner. Ray and Sue made Greensburg their home in 1978 when Ray...
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Millage Thomas Land

January 16, 1927 - January 7, 2017

Millage T. Land Sr., 89, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Heritage House Nursing Home. He was born on January 16, 1927 in Enfield, Illinois, the son of Samuel and Ethel (Akers) Land. He lived most of his life in Delphi, Indiana on the Tippecanoe River. Millage worked for N. G. Gilbert Tree Service for 40 years. He is survived by three sons - Richard (Barb) Land of Lafayette,...
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Melita Jane Hancock

March 18, 1947 - January 5, 2017

Melita Jane Hancock, 69 of Greensburg passed away on January 5, 2017. She was born on March 18, 1947 in Greensburg, the daughter of W. Harold and Thelma Jane (Edward) Hancock. Melita was a 1965 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1971 graduate of Purdue University. Melita was an actress and singer and performed in various T.V. shows and movies. She performed at Supper Clubs including the...
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Mary Lou Martin

August 13, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Mary Lou Martin, 88, of Greensburg passed away on December 27, 2016. She was born on August 13, 1928 in Greensburg, the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Hooten) Morris and the stepdaughter of Malcolm M. Tetrick. Mary Lou was a 1946 graduate of Clarksburg High School. She went on to graduate from Hanover College in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and later received her master's...
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Dorothy L. Wolford

February 10, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Dorothy L. Wolford, 88 of Greensburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Dorothy was born on February 10, 1928 in Decatur County, the daughter of Claud E. and Wilma (Griffin) Lawrence. She was a 1946 graduate of the New Point High School. On March 24 1950 she married Maurice Wolford at the New Point Christian Church and he survives. Other...
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Patricia May Martin

January 18, 1936 - December 22, 2016

Patricia May Martin, 80 of Sandusky, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the I. U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Patricia was born on January 18, 1936 in Boone County, the daughter of Denver and Pauline (Sutphin) Howson. Patricia graduated from Lebanon High School in 1954. In 1973 she graduated from Ball State University, obtaining her Master's Degree. She married Pleas Martin on...
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Sharon Sue Gosnell

August 12, 1939 - December 19, 2016

Sharon (Gilliland) Gosnell, 77, of Lake Santee, passed away on December 19, 2016. She was born on August 12, 1939, in Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of James and Helen Gilliland. On January 26, 1958 she married Paul Gosnell and together they had two children. Sharon was a 1957 graduate of Howe High School, in Indianapolis. She was a past member of the Eastern Star and the Jobs Daughters...
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Mary Lou Karmon

August 23, 1935 - December 19, 2016

Mary Lou Karmon, 81 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her residence. Mary Lou was born on August 23, 1935 in Grant County, Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Vera (Poindexter) Mann. Mary Lou was a 1953 graduate of the Sandcreek Township High School, now known as South Decatur. Mary Lou married Bob Karmon in 1984 in Groton, Connecticut and he preceded her in death on July...
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David J. Luber

June 5, 1950 - December 18, 2016

David J. Luber, 66 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Dave was born in Columbus, Indiana on June 5, 1950, the son of Powell and Lena (Roberts) Luber. He was in the first graduating class at North Decatur High School in 1968. Dave worked as a supervisor at the Decatur County Highway Department for many years. Survivors include his son...
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Finnley James Speer

December 7, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Finnley James Speer, 1 lb and 1.5 oz and 12.5 inches long was born still on December 7, 2016. Finnley was the son of Jeffery and Chelsea McDaniel Speer and little brother to Cooper Speer. Grandparents- Shonda Abshear, Michael and Wanda McDaniel, Brad and Angie Speer; Great Grandparents-Jeffrey and Rodella Speer, J.E. and Doshia Phelps, Foster and Lucy Abshear, Jackie Abshear, Dorothy McDaniel,...
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Charles W. Tungate

November 11, 1955 - December 5, 2016

Charles W. Tungate, 61 of Greensburg, passed away at the IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a vehicle accident in Shelby County. Charles was born in Shelbyville, the son of Albert and Nannie (Wilkerson) Tungate. After High School, he joined the Marines and served four years. Charles worked as a tree trimmer and enjoyed animals and riding motorcycles.Survivors include his son Charles ...
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Alice Fay Humphreys

April 24, 1934 - December 4, 2016

Alice Fay Humphreys, 82 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Aspen Place Health Campus. Alice was born on April 24, 1934 in Michigan, the daughter of Alex Dougherty and Alta Dougherty-Muttart. Surviving relatives include five daughters - Betty (Wesley) Vanderbilt, Mary Wolf, Gail (Carl) Kuzyk, Dawn Roaldsen, Fawn Weaver; two sons - Larry (Joyce) Raeth and Frank Reath;...
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Danny Joe Harmon

March 12, 1952 - November 30, 2016

Danny "Joe" Harmon, 64 of Greensburg passed away on November 30, 2016. He was born on March 12, 1952 in Madison, Indiana the son of Forrest and Mame Harmon. Joe was a 1970 graduate of Vevay High School. He retired from Butternut as a Route Driver after 18 years. Joe married Jerry Stultz on July 10, 1976. He loved his grandkids, garden, and his beloved dogs.Survivors include: Wife- Jerry Harmon;...
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Jean Scheibler

May 24, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Jean Scheibler, 86, of Greensburg, passed away on November 27, 2016. She was born in Rushden, England on May 24, 1930, the daughter of Charles and Eva Mae Knight Neville. Jean was an RN for 43 years, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1995. She was a member of Clarksburg Christian Church.Survivors include: Children- Rusty (Rhonda) Scheibler, Trixie (Gary) Crain, Rick (Karla)...
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William Eugene Lutz

October 19, 1953 - November 22, 2016

William "Bill" Lutz, 63, of Greensburg passed away on November 22, 2016. He was born on October 19, 1953 in Winamac, Indiana the son of Ivan and Ellen Borgman Lutz. Bill was a 1971 graduate of North Dearborn High School. He was also a United States Air Force veteran. Bill grew up on a farm and later worked for Valeo of Greensburg. He was a member of the Eagles.Surviviors include his children...
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Felicia Jane Sageser

June 13, 1991 - November 18, 2016

Felicia Jane Sageser, 25, was born on June 13, 1991 in Batesville, Indiana; she went to Heaven on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital ER while her daughter was being born. Felicia was a beautiful, self-less, and kind soul. She had a contagious laugh that people loved to be around. Her son, Bentley was her pride and joy. Felicia told him she loved him to Heaven...
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John T. Schwering

October 4, 1963 - November 13, 2016

John T. Schwering, 53 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, after a car accident in Ripley County. John was born on October 4, 1963, in Greensburg, the son of Samuel and Phyllis (Hardebeck) Schwering. John is survived by his daughter Erica (Brandon) Lay of Huntertown, IN, his son Justin Schwering of Greensburg, his mother Phyllis Schwering of Greensburg and three brothers -...
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Rosemary Wells

November 7, 1920 - November 7, 2016

Rosemary Wells, 96, passed away on November 7, 2016. She was born on November 7, 1920 in Decatur County, the daughter of Stanley and Alva McConnell Ketchum. Rosemary was a 1938 graduate of Letts High School. She married Clevie Wells on September 21, 1943 and together they had three children. Rosemary was a mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Greensburg...
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