Robert E. “Ernie” Boswell

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

Memorials in Ernie’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive,

Tampa, FL 33607.