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Marjorie R. Wilkinson

Marjorie R. Wilkinson, 88, former resident of Knightstown, passed away December 4, 2020 at The Wyndmoor of Castleton in Indianapolis. She was born February 11, 1932 in Morgan County near Mooresville, Indiana to Gale and Ercie (Smith) Rose. Marjorie earned her Master’s and Bachelor degrees from Ball State Teachers College after graduating from Mooresville High…

Billie Gay Keith

Billie Gay Keith, 87, of New Castle, Indiana went home to be with God on November 20, 2020 at Henry Community Health Hospital. Gay was born in Albany, Kentucky on March 17, 1933 to the late Wetson & Ruby (Garrett) Frost. Gay graduated from New Castle High School in 1951 after marrying the love of…

Indiana Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declared November 15, 2020, National Philanthropy Day. Henry County Community Foundation will join in celebration to recognize the increasingly important role philanthropic organizations and individuals play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges. “The work of philanthropy and foundations spans beyond the practice of giving.…

Nadine Virginia Kirkpatrick

Nadine Virginia Kirkpatrick, a longtime resident of New Castle, passed away on Friday, October 23.2020 at her home in Raintree Square. She was born March 4,1921 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Robert and Pearl Thacker. She attended Jasper High School and Indiana University East. She taught at Indiana University East, The University if Wisconsin, and Ball…

Ruth Ann Millikan

Ruth Ann Millikan, 70, of New Castle, passed away following a truly courageous 5-year plus battle with metastatic breast cancer on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in her home while comforted by her family. She was born June 20, 1950 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Mae (Beatty) Young. She leaves…

Mary Frances Leitch

Mary Frances (Greenlee) Leitch, 95, of New Castle, was born on June 28, 1925 to Claude and Ethel Greenlee. Mary passed away peacefully on September 30, 2020 at Glen Oaks Health Campus of New Castle. Although Mary was born in Indiana, she spent most of her youth in California. One of her favorite California memories,…

Rilla M. Denton

Rilla M. Denton, 94, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. She was born December 25, 1925 in Henry County, daughter of the late Carroll and Denzil (Hall) Millikan. After graduating from New Castle High School in 1942, Rilla attended Indiana University before moving to New York to work as…

Henry County Community Foundation Awards over $158,000 in Community Grants through the Choose Henry Flex Fund

The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) board of directors has awarded $158,386 to 23 organizations serving Henry County residents.  The purpose of these grants is to assist local nonprofits to promote and support social services, arts and culture, health and recreation, civic affairs, and the educational needs of Henry County residents. The grants were made…

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David S. Denton

David Denton, Mooreland, passed away Tuesday, August 10th, after a brief illness. Dave was born in New Castle on July 31st, 1955 and attended New Castle Chrysler High School before starting a career at Goodwin Brothers Auto, where he worked as a body man and assistant manager of the body shop for forty years. Dave…

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