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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.

William O. “Bill” Knotts ex-’56

William O. “Bill” Knotts, who attended Providence with the Class of 1956 and was father of Jeffrey Knotts ex-’78 and brother of PHS alumna Joan (Knotts) Disney ’58, passed away Feb. 15, 2018.
Newcomer obit

Lue “Jean” Collier

Lue “Jean” Collier, PHS custodial staff 1972-2007 and sister of Paulette Collier (PHS custodial staff 1964-2008), passed away Feb. 11, 2018.
Courier Journal obit




Donald Wheatley ’57

Donald Wheatley, Class of 1957, passed away Feb. 12, 2018. He was the brother of Joseph Wheatley ’56 (dec’d) (Judith Buren ’59) and Rose Marie (Wheatley) Wilbert ’59; grandfather of Megan (Wheatley) Mammolenti ’08 and Justin Wheatley ’15; and uncle of Tony Wilbert ’80 and Christina (Wilbert) Springer ’91.

Newcomer obit





James P. Taylor

James P. Taylor, stepfather of James Kaufman ’71 and Douglas Kaufman ’72 (Marie Eberle ’73) and step grandfather of Seth Kaufman ’03 and Jacob Kaufman ’04, passed away Feb. 7, 2018.

Newcomer obit



George C. Smith Jr. ’85

George C. Smith Jr., Class of 1985, passed away Feb. 7, 2018.  He was nephew of Mary Ann (Smith) Sanders ’55 (dec’d.), Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” (Smith) Loveland ’58 (dec’d.), and Preston Loveland Jr. ’59, and cousin of Elizabeth “Betty” (Loveland) Roberts ’82, Margaret (Loveland) Toby ’87, Anthony W. “Tony” Sanders ’84, Lisa (Graninger) Allender ’86 and Charles “Trey” Graninger III ’89. 
Buchanan Funeral Home obit



Charles Banet

Charles Banet, father of Sandra (Banet) Fonda ’61 and Michael C. Banet ’63, and grandfather of PHS alumni Erik Fonda ’83, Mark Fonda ’85, and Todd Fonda ’88, passed away Feb. 7, 2018.
Newcomer obit

William Phillips

William Phillips, father of Carl E. Hunter ’71 (dec’d.), passed away Feb. 7, 2018

Kraft Funeral Service obit

Chad E. Book ’90

Chad Book, Class of 1990, passed away Feb. 6, 2018. He was brother of Mark W. Book ’91 and uncle of Oscar Book ’18 and Ava Book ’22.
EM Coots’ Sons Funeral Home obit

Chad was a gifted local musician and was featured in the Summer 2012 Vision magazine (p. 9)


James Bennett Osborn ’59

Jim Osborn, Class of 1959, passed away Aug. 26, 2017. He was the brother of Barbara (Osborn) Lohrey ’55, Jerry Osborn ’56, and Larry Osborn ’68, and uncle of PHS alumni Bill Knotts ’75, Kramer Knotts ’78 (Diane Mattingly ’79), Nicola Osborn ’88, Katherine Osborn ’90, and Amanda Osborn ’91.
Arizona Daily Star obit

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