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Phyllis R. Austin

Phyllis R. Austin, 83, of New Castle, passed away early on the morning of Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Henry Community Health following a brief illness. She was born January 11, 1935 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Dillard and Trilby (Ingram) Reno. Phyllis was a 1953 graduate of New Castle High School.…

Foundation Announces Grant Winners from Women’s Gala

The Henry County Community Foundation is excited to announce the winning organizations from the sixth annual Women’s Circle of Friends Gala, held at the Gathering in Lewisville. This year’s three non-profit finalists were Believe and Achieve Mentoring, Hillcroft Services, Inc., and the Youth Opportunity Center’s Tru Harbor.  At the gala, members participated in an evening of philanthropy, fun, a…

Janet Louise (Case) Jones

Janet Louise (Case) Jones, 66, of New Castle passed away Monday September 3, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness, while surrounded by family. She was born on November 20, 1951 in Rushville to the late Lowel Case and Norma (King) Case Love of Milroy. Janet was a very loving wife,…

Jane Ann Baker

Jane Ann Baker, 75, died Saturday at home surrounded by her family.  The daughter of Robert and Garnet Showalter, she was born April 6, 1943, in Muncie. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill. Jane graduated from Royerton High School and received a Bachelor of Psychology from Earlham College. While…

Lewis Frank Regner

Lewis Frank Regner, 60, of New Castle passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born May 24, 1958 in New Castle to Lewis and Sophia Regner. He is a 1976 graduate of Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School. Lewis lived in Ft. Myers, FL before returning to New…

Charlotte Kay Pew

Charlotte Kay Pew, 80, of Spiceland passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born June 18, 1938 in Henry County to the late Charles and Ona (Dishman) Hudson. She is a 1956 graduate of Spiceland High School. Charlotte retired after 34 ½ years from Old First National…

Virginia Evelyn Amonett Smith

“Her children rise up and call her blessed.” ~ Proverbs 31:28 Virginia Evelyn Smith, 96, of New Castle, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 following a brief illness. The 10th child of 13 children, she was born to H.E. and Catherine (Kate) Amonett in Byrdstown, Tennessee on September 23, 1921. She married O.B. Smith…

Ray Morris Edwards

Ray Morris Edwards passed away July 23, 2018. He was born March 21, 1934 in Indianapolis, but lived his entire life in New Castle. He was the son of H. Ray and Susan Morris Edwards. He lived his pre-college years in the home of his uncle, John H. Morris, at 425 S. Main with his…

Angeline D. “Angie” Mattern

Angeline D. “Angie” Mattern, 101, of New Castle, passed away early on the morning of Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Henry Community Health. She was born on March 8, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, a daughter of the late Amelia (Panunzio) and Francesco “Frank” Grimaldi following their immigration to the United States from Italy. Following graduating…

Joyce A. “Joy” Baase

Joyce A. “Joy” Baase age 96, New Castle resident, went home to be with the Lord on Monday July 16, 2018. She was born July 27, 1921 in Maryburough Queensland, Australia, a daughter of the late Cecil and Florence Griggs, she married Ray Baase on November 8, 11944 in Brisbane, Australia during WWII, arrived in…

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