Virginia Callender

November 16, 1920November 9, 2012

Virginia H. Callender, age 91, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012.

Born November 16, 1920 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of James J. and Blanche (Sweet) Harrold. She married Hiram Callender in 1941 and he preceded her in death November 22, 2003.

She was a “1938” graduate of Greencastle High School and a graduate of Indiana Central Business College. She was employed at DePauw University as a secretary in the Education Department for 32 years, retiring in 1986.

She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, and the DePauw Retiree’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, Fred and Denis Harrold.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jerri Chavis and husband, Kenneth of Britton, MI, and Joan Huber and husband, John of Greencastle; a son, John Callender and wife, Judy of Greencastle; a brother, Tom Harrold of Fithian, IL; nine grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Darvin Winters officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13th at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the American Heart Assn. ,the Alzheimer’s Assn., or the Humane Society of Putnam County.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Virginia Callender

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Greg Dungan

November 12, 2012

Your entire family are in our prayers and thoughts as you pay tribute to the life of your loved one. Judson Huber spoke often of his Grandma to us, we've known him almost 20 years now. I know he had fond memories of his Grandma and we are so glad that Jesus has her now. May God Bless you at this time! Greg and Susan Dungan