Robert E. “Ernie” Boswell, 82, passed away on August 20, 2015.
He was born on August 23, 1932 in Greencastle to Clay D. Boswell and Theo Kendall Boswell.
Ernie was a graduate of Greencastle High School, and retired from Allison Division of General Motors in
Indianapolis with 35 years of service.
He was a 50 year Mason, having served as Past Master of Bainbridge Masonic Lodge #75 F&AM. He became
a member of Greencastle Masonic Lodge #47 F&AM, after the closing of the Bainbridge Lodge. Ernie served
as Past Worthy Patron of Bainbridge Eastern Star Lodge, was a 32 degree Mason of the Indianapolis Scottish
Rite, and was a member of the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Greencastle
Elks Lodge, and a member of the Clinton Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Dona Joan Robinson; four grandsons, john and Wade
Robinson, Billy and George Lanham; and a step-son, Phil Mangus.
Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Karen Cruse Mangus, who he married at the Christian Church in
Nicholasville, Kentucky; three daughters, Susan K. Lanham of Bainbridge, Wanda j. Pugliese and husband
Mike of Bainbridge, and Linda C. Steele of Greencastle; a son, Timothy J. Boswell and wife Susan of
Georgetown, Texas; a step-daughter, Theresa Sandberg and husband Mike of Mooresville; three step-sons,
Paul Mangus and wife Nicole of Greencastle, Matthew Mangus of Reelsville and Brian Mangus of Florida;
brother-in-law, Doyne Cruse of Rockville, sister-in-law, Kay Abbott and husband Jim of Terre Haute; 28
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 1 P.M. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with
Pastor Danny Caulkins. Interment will follow at Clinton Falls Cemetery. The family will receive friends on
Tuesday from 11 A.M. until time of services at the funeral home.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.
Memorials in Ernie’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive,
Tampa, FL 33607.