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Remembering Alumni, Family and Friends of Providence

We try our best to recognize the passing of all of our graduates and supporters. However, we rely upon graduates and families to keep us informed. Due to the difficulty of tracking graduates living outside of the southern Indiana area, we kindly ask that anyone with information about someone not listed below please notify us.

Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy, mother of Craig Trobaugh ’69, Luann (Trobaugh) Farley ex-’74, and Gary Trobaugh ’83, passed away Sept. 8, 2019.
Naville & Seabrook obit

Joyce Gambrall

Joyce Gambrall, mother of B. Douglas Gambrall ’75 and Donna (Gambrall) Schweitzer ’77, passed away Sept. 8, 2019.
Garr Funeral Service obit

Joseph Purichia

Joseph Purichia, father of PHS science teacher and coach Jeff Purichia (Terri Blunk ’90), and grandfather of Maggie Purichia ’20, Anna Purichia ’21, and Grace Purichia ’23, passed away Sept. 6, 2019.
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service obit

Portia M. (Walter) Hendershot ’57

Portia (Walter) Hendershot, Class of 1957, wife of Philip G. Hendershot ’55 (dec’d.); mother of  Philip T. Hendershot ’78 and Tish Hendershot ’82; grandmother of Alyssa Hendershot ’10, Alec Hendershot ’11, and Abigail Hendershot ’15; sister of Thomas “Tommy” Walter ex-’60; sister-in-law of Mary Lou (Hendershot) Darneal ’58 (dec’d) and Cathy (Hendershot) Detenber ’70 (Steve ’69); cousin of Claudia “Binky” (White) McGloshen ’55; and aunt of Emily Detenber ’96 and Travis Detenber ’00, passed away Sept. 5, 2019.

Kraft Funeral Service obit

Betty Jean Benton

Betty Jean Benton, mother of Belinda (Benton) Dennison ’68Vicki (Benton) Moore ’70Cindy (Benton) Weber ’73 (Mark ’73), and Jim Benton, III ’79, and grandmother of James K. “Jamie” Crotchett ’90, passed away Sept. 4, 2019.
E. M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home obit 

Isadore Posante

Isadore “Issy” Posante, father of Rebecca Posante ’68, Ronald Posante ’69 (Beth Uhl ’71), and Lee Ann Posante ex-’72, and grandfather of Nick Posante ’94, Patrick Posante ex-’97, and Sarah Posante ’15, passed away Sept. 2, 2019.
Kraft Funeral Service obit


James C. Hardy

James C. Hardy, father of Linda (Hardy) Taylor ’67, passed away Aug. 31, 2019.
Garr Funeral Home obit 


Lori Weldon

Lori Weldon, former PHS music education and musical theater instructor (1990-1998), passed away Aug. 30, 2019.
Kraft Funeral Services obit

Bill Beck

Bill Beck, father of Denise (Hoffman) Wilson ’74 (dec’d), Michael Hoffman ’78 (Paula Lynn ’80), and David R. Hoffman ’82; and grandfather of Shawn Hoffman ’10 and Taylor Hoffman ’14, passed away Aug. 29, 2019.
Kraft Funeral Service obit

Wanda Colin

Wanda Colin, mother of Judith (Colin) Rusinko ’57Walter Colin, Jr. ’64 (dec’d.)Janice (Colin) Scott ’65Michael Colin ’67 (Jackie Andres ’69)Daniel Colin ’74 (Susan Fougerousse ’77) and grandmother of Shawn Colin ’89Angela (Colin) Kruer ’92Danelle (Scott) Sorg ’93Kristen (Colin) Wathen ’94Christopher Colin ’96Renee Colin ’98Matthew A. Colin ’05 and Jessica (Colin) Usher ’08, passed away August 24, 2019.

Newcomer Kentuckiana obit

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