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Mary Lee Edwards Pfenninger Buschmann

Mary Lee Edwards Pfenninger Buschmann, 91, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle following a lengthy illness. She was born August 13, 1927 in New Castle, the daughter of the late H. Ray and Susan (Morris) Edwards and the niece of Judge John H. Morris. Mary Lee graduated in…

Donald L Tower

Donald L. Tower or “Honesty” to his friends, passed away on Sunday November 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his children. Don was born in Westwood on September 15, 1931 to the late Fred and Oleva Doyle Tower. He graduated from Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School in 1950 where he was involved in…

Jackie Lee “Jack-Jack” Roach

Jackie Lee “Jack-Jack” Roach passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He was born June 30, 1936 in New Castle, IN as the eldest child of the late Kathleen “Kathy” Lacy Roach and Gid Roach. Jack graduated with the Class of 1954 from New Castle High School. After Jack graduated, he worked numerous jobs and then…

Lola Mae Getchell

Lola Mae Getchell, 87, of New Castle went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 16, 1930 in Fannin, Texas. She was an active member of New Castle First Church of Nazarene where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the JOY…

V. “Jan” Conway

V. “Jan” Conway, 75, of Plainfield, formerly of New Castle, passed away September 24, 2018, at Sugar Grove Senior Living. Jan was born on October 27, 1942, in Muncie, IN to Benson Brose Conway and Nola (Bush) Conway. He was a graduate of Muncie Central High School and Ball State University. Jan taught welding at…

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…

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