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Obituaries from May 2003

MARY K. COBLE (05/06/03)
Mary K. Coble, 90, of Brazil, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at 3:15 a.m. at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Clay County. She was the daughter of William Taggart and Elizabeth Hoffman Taggart. She graduated from Cory High School. She married Lester Coble, who passed away in 1994...
ROBERT D. SHONKWILER (05/21/03)
Robert D. Shonkwiler, 51, of Sullivan, died at 8:34 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, in Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1951, in Greencastle to Marshall Shonkwiler and Mary Squires Shonkwiler. He was an operator at Hoosier Energy Merom Generating Station...
MORGAN SHEPHERD (05/22/03)
Morgan Shepherd, 71, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, Ind. He was a retired regulator mechanic for Citizens Gas, Indianapolis. Memberships included Faith Baptist Church, Cunot, Ind. Born Sept. 8, 1931, in Logan W. Va., he was the son of James and Emily (Dempsey) Shepherd...
JOSEPHINE C. WERNE (05/22/03)
Josephine C. Werne, 85, of St. Meinrad, Ind., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at noon at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. She was born June 9, 1917, in Detroit, Mich. She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Beckman and John A. Kunkler. She married Victor Werne June 9, 1938. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1984...
VERA L. LENTZ (05/23/03)
Vera L. Lentz, 76, of Coal City, died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Owen County on Aug. 6, 1926, she was the daughter of Franklin B. and Alta P. Hacker Williams who have preceded her in death. A graduate of Patricksburg High School, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and was an avid reader. She retired from General Electric in Linton, Ind...
MAE LANE COFFMAN (05/27/03)
Mae Lane Coffman, 89, of Poland, Ind., formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, in her home. She was a homemaker and a 63-year member of General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Coffman, and her stepchildren, Rose Mosier and Gary and James Coffman...
MABEL M. GRAY (05/27/03)
Mabel M. Gray, 102, of Reelsville, Ind., died Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Cloverdale Convalescent & Rehab Center, Cloverdale, Ind. She was born June 13, 1900, in Westfield, Ind. She was the daughter of Samuel Hines and Arrie Dye Hines. She married Louis G. Gray on Feb. 25, 1920. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1992...
RUSSELL ANDREW CURRY (05/28/03)
Russell Andrew Curry, 71, of Center Point, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at his residence. He was born April 20, 1922, in Shelby County where he was a resident most of his life. He was the son of Carl Curry and Rosella Martin Curry, who preceded him in death...
BILLY JOE MCINDOO (05/28/03)
Billy Joe McIndoo of Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at 5:39 a.m. in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Brazil. He was the son of Henry and Dora Riddle McIndoo. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 1947 until Jan. 1954. He received the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his military service...
CHARLES HAILAND MCDANIEL (05/28/03)
Charles Hailand McDaniel, 90, of Okmulgee, Okla., died Friday, May 23, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He was born in Okmulgee on Aug. 12, 1912. He was the son of Charles Henry and Ella Pitts McDaniel. In 1948, he married Geraldine Schepper, who is originally from Brazil and worked as a hairdresser...
GREGORY SCOTT DICKISON (05/30/03)
Gregory Scott Dickison, 18, of Carbon, died following a car accident Tuesday, May 27, 2003. He was born Nov. 21, 1984, to Randall Scott Dickison and Loralei Airhart. Completing his junior year at Northview High School, he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and football and had a close group of friends which included his special friend, Kaitlyn...
IVA IRENE ADDY (05/30/03)
Iva Irene Addy, 98, of Harmony, died at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at her residence. She was born March 10, 1905, in Owen County, the daughter of Crawford Porter and Sara Elizabeth Kitch Tuggle, who preceded her in death. On April 3, 1926, she married Elza Roy Addy in Spencer, Ind. He preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1977...
MADGE F. SCOBELL (05/30/03)
Madge F. Scobell, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Annis and Don Mitchell, in Memphis for the past few years. She was born Aug. 25, 1916 in Clinton, Ind., the daughter of Roy and Flora France Knox...
V. GLADYS SLAVENS SUMNER (05/20/03)
V. Gladys Slavens Sumner, 81, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born in Whitley, Ky., on May 22, 1921. She was the daughter of Ewell and Laura B. Spradlin Slavens, who preceded her in death. She worked at Simplicity Patterns for eight years and at Columbia Records for a little over 10 years...
VESTAL JUNIOR HADLEY (05/20/03)
Vestal Junior Hadley, 76, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at 5:05 a.m. at the Clay Health Center. He was born Feb 6, 1927, in Clay County, the son of Vestal and Ruth Bayer Hadley. He attended Brazil High School. He joined the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He worked for several years in retail sales, last at Wolf Clothing Store in Terre Haute. He was self-employed as a painting contractor. He also owned and operated the Hadley Tavern in Brazil...
BESSIE GORMAN AUSTIN (05/07/03)
Bessie Gorman Austin, 69, of Brazil, died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Clay Health Center where she resided since November 1997. She was born July 18, 1933, in Parke County, the daughter of Paris and Ethel Gorman, who preceded her in death. Her stepmother, Ruth Summers Gorman Brown, who also preceded her in death, raised her...
MILDRED ELIZABETH YOUNG (05/08/03)
Mildred Elizabeth Young, 85, of Brazil, died at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Carbon, Ind., to Vansant and Clara Greenwall Crabb. She was married to Lawrence J. Young Jr. who survives...
MARGARET ACREE (05/09/03)
Margaret Acree, 95, of Brazil, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at 3:08 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Center. She was born July 18, 1907, to August F. Keiser and Mearl E. Hauck Keiser in Poland. In 1930, she was united in marriage to Albert J. Acree who preceded her in death in 1978...
JOSEPH LOUGHMILLER (05/09/03)
Joseph Loughmiller, 78, of Brazil, died at 4:39 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born July 27, 1924, at his family home in Clay County. He was the son of Charles Arthur and Edna Benton Loughmiller. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1942 and began a career as a farmer. On May 8, 1943, he married Hazel Modesitt...
BECKY M. SMITH (05/12/03)
Becky M. Smith, 48, of Quincy, Ind., died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Ind. She was born March 18, 1955, in Putnam County. She was the daughter of James Edward Jones and Phyllis Joan Bougher Jones. She married Donald R. Smith on March 4, 1955...
D. WAYNE ROACH (05/12/03)
D. Wayne Roach, 84, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday evening, May 10, 2003, at the Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 25, 1918 in Parke County. He was the son of David and May Henry Roach. In 1938, he married Lula Sigler and she preceded him in death Aug. 1, 1986...
JOHN C. CANTONWINE (05/12/03)
John C. Cantonwine, 82, of Greencastle, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Greencastle. He was the son of Claude and Reggie Wells Cantonwine. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School, class of 1938, and he attended Purdue University...
MILDRED M. JOHNSON (05/13/03)
Mildred Mae Riggs Johnson, 90, of Carbon, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at 4:10 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Clay County on Feb. 25, 1913, she was the daughter of Tom and Mary Rhoda Archer Riggs. She graduated from Brazil High School and Brazil Business College. Later, she owned and operated Mids Restaurant, near the old Hickory coal tipple. She attended the Rock Run Baptist Church...
RUTH ANNISE WALBRING HARRIS (05/14/03)
Ruth Annise Walbring Harris, 91, died at noon Monday, May 12, 2003, of heart failure at her residence at McCormick's Creek, Spencer, Ind. She was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Jordan, Ind., to Fred A. and Flora M. Neese Walbring. They preceded her in death...
KENNETH L. BOLIN (05/19/03)
Kenneth L. Bolin, 76, of Brazil, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 9:33 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room. He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Terre Haute, the son of John Bolin and Mable Byrnes Bolin. On Oct. 11, 1977, he married Bonnie Noel Henshilwood. She survives...
HAZEL MARIE BRYANT (05/19/03)
Hazel Marie Bryant, 70, a resident of Clay City for the past seven years and formerly of Indianapolis, died at 1:06 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2003. She was born in Lyons, Ind., on Sept. 8, 1932. She was the daughter of Onnie and Nora A. Biddle Spice, who preceded her in death...
KENNETH RUSSELL MARTIN (05/19/03)
Kenneth Russell Martin, 83, of Rockville, Ind., died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 2:25 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Parke County. His parents were James H. and Floy Wood Martin. He was raised by his grandmother, Margaret Jacks Wood...
KATHRYN K. SMITH (05/30/03)
Kathryn K. Smith, 89, of Lewis, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Westridge Health Care in Terre Haute. She was born in Clay County on July 26, 1913, the daughter of Howard H. and Hallie Vanhorn Sutton, who preceded her in death...