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Obituaries

Sister John Mary Rifner

Sister John Mary Rifner died on March 21, 2019, in Mother Theodore Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN. She was born to Oliver and Anna Barth Rifner in New Castle on April 1, 1929, and was baptized Cecelia Ann. Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Provid

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Marjorie 'Marge' Edwards

Marjorie “Marge” Edwards, 84, formerly of New Castle, passed away April 17, 2019 at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. She was born in 1935 in New Castle to the late Oren and Mabel Beam, and graduated from New Castle High School in 1952. Sh

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PENDING SERVICES

Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Leanna Claywell, 47, New Castle: died Friday, May 3, 2019. Arrangements pending at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremat

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Sherman 'Sherm' Neal

Sherman “Sherm” Neal of Indianapolis passed away on May 16, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born in New Castle, IN on February 1, 1937 to the late John and Gertrude Neal. Sherm was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy. Following his service to this c

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Elaine Marie Vlaskamp

Elaine Marie Vlaskamp age 76 of New Castle passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 23, 1942 in Muncie, IN the daughter of the late Earl and Edna Hawk Vlaskamp. She was named after her father’s twin sister

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Deborah Ann Matthews

Deborah Ann Matthews, 70, passed away May 16th, 2019. Deborah was born on August 20th, 1948 in New Castle, Indiana. Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Billy Gene Matthews. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday May 21st at the Marshall & Erlew

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Hershel D. Ankrom Jr.

Hershel D. Ankrom, Jr., was born in New Castle, Indiana, on October 28, 1928. He passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette. Ankrom was the son of Hershel D. Ankrom and Minnie May Fraizer Ankrom, both of whom were educ

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PENDING SERVICES

Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Leanna Claywell, 47, New Castle: died Friday, May 3, 2019. Arrangements pending at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremat

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Luther Ray Guffey

Luther Ray Guffey, 65, of Cambridge City, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Franciscan Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on February 26, 1954 in New Castle, a son of the late James and Lydia (Cain) Guffey. Ray was a wres

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Barbara June Thurston

Barbara June Thurston, 68 of St. Charles, Missouri and formerly of New Castle. She was born April 28, 1951 in Albany, Kentucky the daughter of Harlen and Donreta Gibson Hoover. She was a 1969 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. Barbara was a Pre-School and

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Christina Marie Saunders

Christina Marie Saunders, 44, went peacefully to heaven May 15, 2015. She is now pain free from brain and esophagus cancer. She was courageous and never gave up. The fight was too much for her body. She was to her family and friends “Princess Warrior.”

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PENDING SERVICES

Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Leanna Claywell, 47, New Castle: died Friday, May 3, 2019. Arrangements pending at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremat

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Jenny Stevens

Jenny Stevens, 83, passed away Tuesday morning May 14, 2019 at Hickory Creek of New Castle. Jenny was born at home in Fayette County, near Bentonville, Indiana on May 31, 1935 to the late William Ellis and Flora Alice (Shigley) Clark. She was raised in the Jacksonb

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E. Lewis Larrison

E. Lewis Larrison, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana June 25, 1926. He passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 in New Castle, Indiana. Lew was married to his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Ann Garrett, until her death in 2002. They had three children, Luanne Larrison

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Mary Lee Crandall

Mary Lee Crandall, 49, of New Castle went to be with the Lord unexpectedly, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home. She was born April 28, 1970 to Willie Garrett and Patricia Carter Peyton. She was a 1988 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and graduated in 200

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Amber Whitfield

Amber Whitfield, 37, of Beech Grove, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Indianapolis. She was born on July 13, 1981 in Greenfield, Indiana a daughter of Reginald and Rhonda (Roland) Whitfield. Amber attended Knightstown High School. She was very athletic, loved

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PENDING SERVICES

Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Leanna Claywell, 47, New Castle: died Friday, May 3, 2019. Arrangements pending at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremat

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Shannon Lee Hanson

Shannon Lee Hanson age 47 a New Castle residence went home to be with the lord on Saturday 10 of May 2019. She was at her mother’s home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 25, 1971 in Hollywood Florida a daughter of Stanley William 

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Charles E. Van Matre

Charles E. Van Matre age 81 of New Castle died Monday May 13, 2019 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie IN. He was born March 3, 1938 in New Castle, IN a son of the late Ralph E. and Deloris Van Matre. He was a lifelong New Castle resident and served with the A

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Melissa C. Massengale

Melissa C. Massengale, 43, of New Castle, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born August 12, 1975 in Utica, NY, a daughter of David Robert and Robertta (Crill) De Mattio. Melissa was a 1994 graduate of Holland Patent H

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PENDING SERVICES

Obituaries will be printed in The Courier-Times exactly as they come from the funeral home. The Courier-Times takes no responsibility for mistakes. Leanna Claywell, 47, New Castle: died Friday, May 3, 2019. Arrangements pending at Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremat

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Loria L. Netherly

Loria L. Netherly, 57, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at IU Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born in Winchester on March 12, 1962 to Leslie and Zona Netherly and was a life long resident of Randolph County. Survivors include 2 sisters, Clara Harrison and Brenda Monroe;

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LaVerne Pogmore

LaVerne Pogmore, 82, of New Castle died Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born December 15, 1936 in Greensboro to the late Pierce and Beulah (Caldwell) Vaughn. Survivors: children, Larry Pogmore and Victoria Miller; grandchildren, Chase Miller, Cheyenne Miller; and spe

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