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John Thompson Jr.

John Thompson, Jr., 88 of New Castle passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Heritage House. He was born February 19, 1930 in Waynesburg, KY to the late John Jackson and Gracie (Carter) Thompson, Sr. A veteran of the Korean War with the U.S. Army, he served with the 45th infantry for 14 months, he…

Rosemary Hurst

Rosemary Hurst died February 8, 2019 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. She was born in Rushville, IN on April 3, 1939 to the late Bernard and Florine Hurst. She was a lifelong educator, serving Warren Township Schools, Indianapolis, IN. Yorktown Community Schools, Miami University in Miami, OH and Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Family…

Steven K. Auten

Steven K. Auten, 66, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Glen Oaks Health Campus. He was born June 11, 1952 in Henry County the son of Eugene and Patricia Auten. Steve retired from Gardens of Memory in Muncie. He worked in new and used car sales and insurance most of his…

Jo Ann McCormack

Jo Ann McCormack, 88, of Spiceland passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Timbercrest Retirement Center in North Manchester, IN. She was born April 14, 1930 in Spiceland to the late Wilbur and Esther (Draper) Coffin. A lifelong resident of Spiceland, she moved to Timbercrest Retirement Center in North Manchester, IN 6 years ago. Jo…

Donald R. “Don” Stone

Donald R. “Don” Stone, 67, of New Castle passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Reid Hospital. He was born March 22, 1951 in New Castle to the late Raymond Stone and Mary Alice (Mettert) Wilson. He was a 1970 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. Don worked at Dennis Equipment, Muncie Freightliner and…

Oscar Brannon Howard III

Oscar Brannon Howard III, 65, of New Castle passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home. He was born October 24, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Oscar and Betty (Holt) Howard Jr. A member of the Carpenters Millwright Union, he also worked on drilling rigs in Louisiana and at Hoosier Park…

Mary Kay Boyer

Mary Kay Boyer, 78, of New Castle, passed away December 29, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born March 23, 1940 in Abington, Pennsylvania to the late John Clinton and Reba (Buffington) Boyer. She was a 1958 graduate of Abington Sr. High School and attended Shippensburg State University. She was a…

Community Foundation Receives $500,000 to Grow Local Grantmaking

Henry County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. Henry County Community…

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