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Kaylee Westfall (06/24/16)
Kaylee Westfall, 21, of Brazil, passed away on June 22, 2016 at Union Hospital with her family by her side after a courageous fight. Kaylee was born February 3, 1995 in Terre Haute, the daughter of Bryan and Becky Westfall. At the age of 17, she was first diagnosed with Leukemia on July 5, 2012. Four months later she was in remission. In October of 2014 Kaylee was finished with her Chemo treatments and rang the bell in December of 2014 to celebrate everything she had battled and beat...
Laurie Ann Pierce (06/23/16)
Laurie Ann Pierce, 47 of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, June 22, 2016, at her home. She was born September 11, 1968, in Marion County, IN, the daughter of John and Kathleen Nelson Fidler. She was raised in Brazil and graduated from Northview High School. ...
John Herman Ogborn (06/22/16)
John Herman Ogborn, 86, of Danville passed away June 19th at the VA Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on February 3rd, 1930 in Center Point, Indiana to Albert and Alma (Hofmann) Ogborn. He worked for McDonnell Douglas as an electrical engineer from 1958 to 1973. ...
Grant Allee (06/19/16)
Grant Allee, 91, of Brazil, passed away June 17, 2016 at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil. He was born August 12, 1924 in Clay County, the son of the late Grant Sr. and Edith Allee. He married the love of his life Frances Escott in 1946. She preceded him in death 1984. Grant worked in maintenance at Arketex and then Columbia Records. He loved watching wrestling throughout the week, working on cars and in his garden. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends...
Martha Francis MacDonald (06/16/16)
Martha Francis MacDonald, 89, Brazil, passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute with her family at her side. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 17, 1926 to the late Leo John Hart and Musetta (Nail) Hart. Martha loved being with her family, cooking, sewing, and gardening. She was a charming lady, who was loved by everyone who she came in contact with...
Jackie R. Withers, Sr. (06/14/16)
Jackie R. Withers, Sr. 79 of Knightsville, passed away at his home with his family by his side, on June 13, 2016 at 4:35pm. He was born January 15, 1937 in Knightsville, IN. the son of Charles Edward Withers, Jr. and Clysta Lorene Aker Withers. He went to Knightsville Elementary School and Graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1955. ...
Staff Sergeant Clint C. Ferry Sr. (06/14/16)
Staff Sergeant Clint C. Ferry Sr., 77, of Brazil, passed away on June 13, 2016 at Union Hospital with his family by his side. SSG Ferry was born January 16, 1939 in Brazil, the son of the late Wilson Ferry and Vivian Ferry Hall. He enlisted with the United States Army at the age of 17, where he served his country for 22 years until his retirement in 1977. ...
Gail Bernard Mathas (06/14/16)
Born March 16, 1934 Died January 5, 2016 Born to Parke James Mathas and Loma Ruth Straughn Mathas in 1934 of Rural Route #4 Brazil Indiana. Gail passed away on January 5, 2016 at the "Avemere" Residential Care Facility in Medford Oregon. He is survived by his former wife Patricia Mathas of Terre Haute Indiana, his daughters, Gayla Hanson of League City Texas and Susan Ridge of Brazil Indiana, his son Christopher A. ...
Rosemary Van Sandt Sherer (06/13/16)
Rosemary Van Sandt Sherer, 95, Brazil, passed away peacefully at her home on June 13, 2016. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on November 18, 1920 to Dr. James and Grace Van Sandt. She attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa where she met her late husband, Harry D. Sherer whom she married December 28, 1943...
Gilbert "Gib" Lanham (06/12/16)
Gilbert "Gib" Lanham, 82, Carbon, passed away Saturday June 11, 2016 at his home in Carbon with his family by his side. He was born in Parke County, Indiana on April 27, 1934 to the late Alfred and Vinnie (Rogers) Lanham. Gilbert graduated from Van Buren High School in 1954, and worked for the City of Brazil in the Waste Water Treatment Department. He loved mushroom hunting, raising beagles, and rabbit hunting. In his later years he also enjoyed attending yard sales...
David "Warren" Martin (06/11/16)
David" Warren" Martin, 89, passed away June 10, 2016 at Harrison Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute. Warren was born February 10, 1927 in Terre Haute, the son of the late Orville and Anne (Keeney) Martin. He graduated from Garfield High School. Warren served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. ...
Shirley L. Killion (06/08/16)
Shirley L. Killion, 84, of rural Loda, IL died June 8, 2016, at Carle Hospital, Urbana, IL Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Paxton Church Of The Nazarene, 302 W. State Street, Paxton, IL. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton...
Marilyn "Dolly" (Selby) Hinkle (06/08/16)
Marilyn "Dolly" (Selby) Hinkle, 68 of Brazil, passed away June 2, 2016. Marilyn was born 4-20-1948 in Clay County, the daughter of the late Bill and Opal (Modesitt) Selby. She graduated from Brazil High School. She was added to the Church of Christ on June 8, 1975. ...
John Thomas Yakel (06/08/16)
John Thomas Yakel, 77, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, June 7, 2016 following a brief illness. Tom was born April 17, 1939, in Vigo County, Indiana, the son of James Thomas and Ladonna Miller Yakel. Tom served his country with the United States Army. He worked at Bemis, in Terre Haute, and retired after 23 years of service to the company. Tom drove a truck for many years. After retiring from Bemis he owned and operated Yakel Trucking...
Mary Frances Heller (06/07/16)
Mary Frances Heller, 78, of Terre Haute passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm in Westminster Rehabilitation Center. She was a retired LPN. Mary was born August 9, 1937 in Clark County, IL to Gilbert Lee and Ernesteen (Bryant) Lee. She is survived by daughters, Tammy Terry (Greg) of Paris, IL and Toni Johnson of Terre Haute; a son, Terry Lee Johnson (Debi) of Belleville, IL; a special friend, Beth Truax, who was like a daughter to her; step-daughters, Debra DeBaun (Curt III) of West Terre Haute and Brenda Musselman (John) of Mt. ...
Dianne Elizabeth (Knox) Trusler (06/06/16)
Dianne Elizabeth (Knox) Trusler, 64, passed on June 1, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Rosalie (Ellie) Knox. She is survived by her sister, Lilli (Dennis) Meneely. Her children Tammy (Brad) Polston, Jeremiah Willan and Brandy Trusler. ...
Sharon Sue Wells Ardell (06/05/16)
Sharon Sue Wells Ardell, 66, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016. She was born in Putnam County, Indiana on July 16, 1949 to the late Charles and LaVerne (Phillips) Wells. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1967, and retired from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2011. Sharon married Robert Ardell on July 4, 1969. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, yard work, cooking, and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband...
Richard "Dick" F. Resler (06/05/16)
Richard "Dick" F. Resler, 86, passed away June 3, 2016 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Indiana. He was born in Buchanan, Michigan to the late Noah and Frances (Mix) Resler. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1947, studied accounting at the University of Michigan, and studied business administration at Loyola University in Chicago. ...
Donald Clark (06/05/16)
Donald Clark, 79, of Center Point, passed away June 4, 2016 at IU Health Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis with his family by his side after a courageous battle with Cancer. Don was born January 14, 1937 in Saline City, Indiana, the son of the late Everett and Ruth (Deeter) Clark. ...
Scott James Martin (06/05/16)
Scott James Martin, 83, passed away Saturday June 4, 2016 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil with his family at his side. He was born in Parke County on June 7, 1932 to the late Scott and Minnie Belle (Curtis) Martin. He graduated from Van Buren High School and earned an Associates Degree from Purdue University. ...
Joy Raines Grey (06/04/16)
Joy Raines Grey, 91, Brazil, passed away Friday June 3, 2016 at her home in Brazil. She was born in Paris, Illinois on April 27, 1925 to the late Charles and Lillie (Gardner) Raines. Joy graduated from Brazil High School in 1942, and also attended nursing school. ...
Sharon Kay Lautenschlager (06/03/16)
Sharon Kay Lautenschlager, 75, Brazil, entered into peace Friday June 3, 2016 at Meadow's Manor North in Terre Haute. She was born on June 25, 1940 in Clay County to the late Harvey W. Ringo and Alma N. Ringo. Sharon married Bill Lautenschlager on June 30, 1957. ...
Dorothy F. Brown (06/03/16)
Dorothy F. Brown, 92 of Terre Haute and formerly of Clay County, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 in Cobblestone Crossing. She was born on September 14, 1923 in Vigo County, Indiana to Herbert Fagg and Florence Bell Felling Fagg. She worked on the family farm alongside with her husband of 53 years, Oscar Brown who preceded her in death in 1996...
Paul Charles Sackley (06/01/16)
Paul Charles Sackley died May 31, 2016 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born August 27, 1925 in Portland Maine to Charles Paul Sackley and Vivian Sackley. Paul graduated from Portland High School, Portland, Maine in 1943 and graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1945. ...
Jesse Ellett Pitts (05/31/16)
Jesse Ellett Pitts 16 Oct 1926-31 May 2016 BRAZIL, INDIANA -- Educator, churchman, and community activist Jesse Ellett Pitts, 89, died Tuesday in Terre Haute after a long and courageous fight with cancer. He was formerly principal of Brazil High School (1962-81) and Clay Community Schools (CCS) superintendent (1984- 1986). ...