N. Colleen Gregory
Colleen Gregory, age 86, formerly of Rising Sun and Washington, IN, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at The Waters of Greencastle, where she was a resident for several years. She was very loved by staff and residents alike.
Colleen was born on September 7, 1927, to Dean and Mabel (Gilmore) Hacker in Ellettsville, IN.
She graduated from Martinsville High School and attended Purdue University for the study of molds and bacteria, to help in her Father's tomato canning factory in Martinsville.
Colleen and husband, Kermit, who preceded her in death in 1999, owned Kermit E. Gregory Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Rising Sun for over 30 years. They retired and traveled to Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada, where they had many close friends and spent hundreds of hours fishing in the surrounding lakes. In 1996 Colleen & Kermit moved to Van Bibber Lake Estates to be closer to family.
Surviving are her children, Saundra Gregory McLaughlin, Jacksonville, FL; Patricia Gregory-Doyle & husband, Jim Doyle of Bainbridge; and Steven Gregory & wife, Dr. Terri Bonebright of Greencastle. Seven Grandchildren, Suzanne & Dr. Jeff Hess, Michael & Summer McLaughlin of Jacksonville, FL, Ainley Doyle-Jewell & Mark Jewell of Colorado Springs, CO, James K. Doyle of Brazil, Kurtis & Erin Gregory of Rising Sun, Robert & Tracia Gregory of Fort Wayne, and Randy Gregory of Indianapolis. Colleen also had 14 great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the former Somerset Christian Church of northern Putnam County.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral.