Rebecca Jo Brothers

July 26, 1956December 1, 2011

Rebecca Jo “Becky” Brothers, age 55, of Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 26, 1956 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Joseph William and Marie (Mink) Brothers. She was a graduate of North Putnam High School “Class of 1974”; Marian College, where she had been an athlete, active in three sports; and received her Masters Degree from DePauw University.

Becky has given 30 years of service to the South Putnam High School, first as a teacher and coach, and the last 18 years as a guidance counselor.

She was active in the Roachdale Christian Church, Friend of the St Johns United Church of Christ, P.I.E. Coalition, Putnam County Youth Development Commission, Area 30, Putnam County Senior Citizens, Putnam County Teen Court, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and South Putnam Student Council. An avid sports fan with a love for softball and volleyball.

Receipient of the Distinguished Hoosier Award, awarded by Gov. Mitch Daniels on November 19, 2011, her past awards have included the Bessie Rector Award, Mental Health America Person of the Year, North Putnam Alumni of the Year and the 2010 Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year.

Survivors include her brothers, Bill (Jana) Brothers of Roachdale, Jim (Tammy) Brothers of Greencastle, and Ron (Marty) Brothers of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Landon and Cameron Brothers, Brittney and Drew Brothers, and Chelsea and Bailey Brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the South Putnam High School, Greencastle, IN with Pastors Don Crisman and Mick Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at the Brick Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the South Putnam High School from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 3rd.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory to the Putnam County Community Foundation 2 N. Jackson St. Greencastle, IN. 46135, where a fund is being established in Becky’s name.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 3, 2011
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Ted Bock

December 7, 2011

Bill, Ron and Jim,
I am sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I have know all of you for most of my life and want to express my sorrow for your loss. Becky was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed by many people whose lives she has touched. You will be in my prayers in the days and months ahead.

Maleena Martinez(Giles)

December 6, 2011

Ms. Brothers was a wonderful woman she touched my life way back when I was in 7th grade.A great inspriration!! She will truely be missed.

Linda Littrell

December 6, 2011

To all of Becky's family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sorry for your loss. She was such a nice person and always had a smile.
Robert and Linda Littrell and family

Julia Roberts

December 5, 2011

Thinking of Becky's family . . . I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person. May she rest in peace.

Janet Schoen

December 5, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love,
Janet Schoen

Lyndsey Goodrich

December 5, 2011

It was only because of her that I made it into Who's Who Among American High School Students so often or received the National Honors Award for History.

Billy&Lee Ann Boswell

December 4, 2011

I can not say how much it is too loose someone that touched so many lives and will be a hard teacher too replace..She was a great one and glad too have her the time I did and the impact she had on so many students will not be forgotten by the stundents who had her and knew her..Heaven is bleesed with a speacil angel...Rest In Peace Ms.Becky Brothers...Billy& Lee Ann &Anthony&Kelli &AdamBoswell

Janet Burdge

December 4, 2011

We love you Ms. Brothers! You meant the world to us and we will miss you so much! But we are so happy to know that we will see you again soon, I am thankful you are not suffering anymore,
Love, Janet, Jeffrey and Elaine Burdge, Thank you for all you did for us!

Lisa Tandy

December 4, 2011

"To love is nothing. To be loved is something. To love and be loved is everything." Becky, you had everything! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. You will never be forgotten so long as you live in the hearts of "your kids".

Debbie Gould

December 4, 2011

I am so sorry to hear such a wonderful person has passed on. My family will keep your family in our prayers.