Dana Kay Putman

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Dana Kay Putman, 72, Vevay, died Monday, Feb. 25, at her home.
She was born Dec. 27, 1946, in Goshen, to Howard and Margie Virginia (Berkey) Putman.
She is survived by companion Ron Flora, Vevay; nieces and nephews, Renee Putman King, Brian Putman, Cherie Putman, Jessica Stump Miller, Brittany Stump Everage and Shawn Stump; great-nieces, Leona Everage and Erin Putman; great-nephew, Max Putman; sister, Tina R. (Greg) Stump, Goshen; brother, Roger Putman, Milton, Florida; and dear friend, Joyce Rider, Bristol.
Dana was a beautician for many years before working at Goshen Rubber. She was a former member of Zion Community Church. As a free spirit, she enjoyed making necklaces as gifts, riding motorcycles and collecting many things. She also volunteered at the Goshen Hospital gift shop.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
Burial will be at Brown Cemetery, Millersburg.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 4, 2019
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Kay (Rink) Bates "Pinky"
Mar 05, 2019
Oh dear, dear special friend. We sure had some wild (for back in those days) fun times.
I remember watching Bonanza on your colored TV after youth meetings, it was so marvelous the welcoming your family made me.
I remember us our junior year playing for Sunrise Easter A.M., we practiced on Saturday eve, my trumpet and your sax, but we both put them in the car over night, and never toned them or warmed up the next early A.M. Oh goodness we sounded so bad. Our poor moms.

I always felt soooooo special with your family and they included me in most activities as one of their family.
Your mom was sure Roger and I would marry because we picked on each other all the time.
I remember going to the
...movies at your uncles place in Elkhart (the big city) at Sectional time and you and I always in our Millersburg shirts and front row of the cheer block.

You were at Goshen Hospital with me for my mother's last weeks and it felt so good to see you and talk and hug.
We were both kind of scared of our own dad but could pick on each others dad and get away with things.
You and my dad had wild contest and I remember he paid you off in pennies in paraffin, in a shoe box after you walked all the steps in Washington D.C.

It took you years and years before you melted it all and cleaned them off and told me many other stories when you did.
I remember begging you not to tell my parents. that I made you ride on the of the saddle of my horse and I made Buster jump a ditch and you feel off.

I always enjoyed going to the Dunes with your family and the one time Roger drove and he put the top down and esp he got so sun burnt none of us could lay out when we got there. On the way home a cop stopped us and your mom was pregnant with Tina, and she got out of the car too, the cop wasn't sure of the situation and we laughed all the way home.
My best thoughts are how my girls, esp Jennifer got so close to you as we came to visit at church and the bazaar time and you'd tell them stories, so they knew you also. She still talks of those times and always thought it extra sweet of our closeness and memories for 15 years, plus.
I'm glad you were in my wedding and I always knew you were my first choice.
I'm glad we kept in contact but wish it had been in person a lot more. We always did letters and now I wonder why didn't we do e-mail?
My best picture and I have sooooo many is of fair weeks of us, you at the farm with my animals, and my favorite is in all of us hanging on the running board of my dads dark green old (1950's) farm truck in your drive way.

Dana Kay,I have so many many many more thoughts and special memories as you were my very best friend for ever and ever.
I'm thankful you were finally happy and made to feel very loved and special these last few years. I love you dear one. I'll miss you but thankful you didn't suffer.
You are the top very special "car" on my train of people in my life journey.
Pinky"
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