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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…

Anita Marie Hill

Anita Marie Hill, age 71, of New Castle passed away Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at Glen Oaks Health Campus following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born February 12th, 1947 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Dr. Kenneth G. and Betty (Dorward) Hill. Anita graduated New Castle Chrysler High School in 1965.…

Lynn Nelson Richey

Lynn Nelson Richey, 79, of New Castle passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at The Waters of New Castle. He was born October 10, 1938 in New Castle, a son of the late Robert Hume and Letha Alice Richey. Lynn was 1956 graduate of New Castle High School and entered the U.S. Army where he…

M. Jeanne (Long) Keesling

NEW CASTLE – M. Jeanne (Long) Keesling, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 3 in New Castle. She was born on June 6, 1927 to Albert and Mabel Long in New Castle. Jeanne graduated from New Castle High School in 1945 and attended Wittenberg University. She married Thomas Waggoner, also from New Castle, who became…

Elma L. Alcorn

Elma L. Alcorn, 94, of New Castle, went to meet her Lord and family in heaven on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 while at Henry Community Health. She was born March 12, 1924 in Cambridge City, a daughter of the late Carlos Durham and Anice (Shell) Sosby. A 1943 graduate of New Castle High School, Elma…

Marian Elaine (Harlow) Prior

Marian Elaine (Harlow) Prior, 94, a New Castle resident, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born on February 15, 1924 in Huntingburg, Indiana, a daughter of the late Robert Leslie Harlow and Hazel (Winkler) Harlow. Marian married the love of her life, Paul W. Prior, Sr. on July…

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