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Obituaries from June 2003

BILLIE L. WHITE (06/30/03)
Billie L. White, 60 of Harmony died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Indiana. Billie was born May 10, 1943 in Brazil. She was daughter of William "Bill" and Ida "Louise" Wallace Mohr. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1961 she married Fred White who has preceded her in death. ...
MARK HAMILTON (06/24/03)
The Rev. Mark Hamilton, 91, of Bedford, Ind., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 9:32 p.m. in his residence. Born Aug. 31, 1911, in Irvine, Ky., he was the son of Hood and Lilly Nolan Hamilton. He married Louise Lloyd on June 5, 1939. He was an evangelistic singer and minister and he pastored Nazarene churches in southern Indiana, Georgia and Kentucky, including 29 years in the Southwest Indiana District. ...
BILLIE JOAN TISDALE WINN (06/24/03)
Billie Joan Tisdale Winn died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at her residence in Terre Haute. Born March 19, 1953, in Chicago Heights, Ill., she was the daughter of Claude and Mary Jones Tisdale who preceded her in death. She had worked at the former Hardy's Nursing Home in Brazil. She married Kedrick Gail Winn who preceded her in death July 10, 2002...
JOHN T. 'JACK' HANDLIN (06/20/03)
John T. "Jack" Handlin, 88, of Fontanet, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 8:59 p.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born July 4, 1914, in Vigo County, the son of John S. and Anna Spoor Handlin, who both preceded him in death. He married Janet Rankin on Dec. 18, 1934. They were married for over 53 years when she died May 12, 1988...
KATHARINE ANDERSON DARLING (06/19/03)
Katharine Anderson Darling, 91, of Banning, Calif., formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Cherry Valley Health Care, Banning. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Brazil and was a graduate of Indiana State Teacher's College and University of California at Riverside...
JENNAVINE 'JERRY' CURRIE LUPTON (06/18/03)
Jennavine "Jerry" Currie Lupton, 94, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Wildwood Healthcare in Indianapolis. She was born April 4, 1909, in Momence, Ill., the daughter of A.J. Krieter and Jennie Earle Hadley Krieter, who preceded her in death...
BETTY M. MARKS (06/18/03)
Betty M. Marks, 76, Brazil, died early Monday morning, June 16, 2003, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born on March 21, 1927, the daughter of Homer Warpenburg and May Meadows Warpenburg. She was a 1945 graduate of Brazil High School, where she was active in drama and composed her class song...
HELEN ELAINE JAMES (06/17/03)
Helen Elaine James, 79, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. She was born on May 18, 1924, to Homer and Alberta Kemp, who preceded her in death. She worked for Roots/L.S. Ayers before retiring in 1999. She loved music and traveling and was an active member of the Northview Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brazil...
PAULINE C. VITZ (06/17/03)
Pauline C. Vitz, 92, of Knightsville, died at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Clay County to Herman Blair and Clara Ley Blair. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1929 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana State Teachers College in 1932. She then went on to earn her master's degree...
RUBY JEAN STICE (06/17/03)
Ruby J. Purcell Mills Stice, 75, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 3:30 p.m. at Hospice Care of Louisville. She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Clay County, the daughter of Raymond and Cecil Trout Purcell. She attended Staunton High School...
DOROTHY L. SMITH (06/24/03)
Dorothy L. Smith, 69, of Springfield, Ill., died Friday, June 20, 2003, at St. John's Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Clay City, the daughter of Alva and Gladys Light Crouse. She was a homemaker and worked as a hostess for Hardee's, retiring in 1993...
GARRY ANDREW 'BEAR' WARREN (06/25/03)
Garry Andrew "Bear" Warren, 51, Brazil, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at 1:58 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Brazil, the son of Henry Andrew Warren and Mary Frances Sutherland Warren. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1970 and attended Ivy Tech State College where he trained as a welder. ...
MARCUS NOBLE DEROIN (06/30/03)
Marcus Noble deRoin, 56 of Brazil died June 17, 2003 at 11:07 a.m. at Union Hospital. He was born November 3, 1946 in Eldorado, Kansas the son of Noble Norman deRoin and Flora June Hughes deRoin. Known as "Doc" by many of his friends, he drove semi trucks after he moved to Indiana until he became disabled and had to retire. He loved seeing the countryside as he drove on his job...
MARGARET J. "PEGGY" STEWART (06/30/03)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Stewart, 77 of Brazil died June 28, 2003 at 5:38 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born October 23, 1925 in Jasonville, IN. the daughter of John "Jack" Russell and Frances Hadley Russell. She graduated from Jasonville High School. December 21, 1947 she married Willis Stewart, he survives...
KENNETH W. SNEDDON (06/30/03)
Kenneth W. Sneddon, 76, of Brazil, died June 27, 2003 at 9:49 p.m. at his residence. He was born January 19, 1927 in Knightsville, the son of William and Ina Lunsford Sneddon. He graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. May 13, 1950 he married Harriet Foster Sneddon, she survives...
GENEVA MAE WILEY (06/27/03)
Geneva M. Wiley, 83, of Brazil died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 4 p.m. at her residence at Jackson Gardens, after battling cancer for the past year. She was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of Clem and Evelyn Early Wolfangle. She graduated from Valley High School in West Terre Haute. She worked at Miller & Parott Baker and US Baking for a combined 10 years...
LEONA MARIE FAIRCHILD (06/27/03)
Leona Marie Fairchild, 90, of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 12:55 p.m. at Clay County Health Center, where she has resided since May 2002. She was born in Ft. Atkinson, Wisc., on Jan. 19, 1913. She was the daughter of Otto and Ella Hummitch Schultz, who preceded her in death...
RUTH P. LAWSON (06/27/03)
Ruth P. Lawson, 92, formerly of Indianapolis and Brazil, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at 6:15 a.m. in a nursing home in Eldorado, Ill. She was born in Coal Bluff, Vigo County, on May 10, 1911, a daughter of the late Stanley Van Hook and Josephine Mann Van Hook and was 1929 graduate of Fontanet High School...
SHAWN MICHAEL COFFMAN (06/27/03)
Shawn Michael Coffman, 30, of Greencastle, died Tuesday morning, June 24, 2003, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1973, in Greencastle, the son of William Coffman and Carolyn Branham Sutherlin. He was a fourth-generation logger with Branham Logging. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors...
WESLEY D. VANATTI (06/27/03)
Wesley D. Vanatti, 52, of Brazil, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his home following an extended illness since August, 2002. Born in Brazil on Nov. 16, 1950, he was a son of John and Thelma Giltz Vanatti and a graduate of Brazil High School...
ERMAL EDITH MATTHEWS (06/27/03)
Ermal Edith Matthews, 99 of Goshen, Ind., and formerly of the Brazil area died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen. Born June 5, 1904, in Reelsville, she was the daughter of Edgar and Mary Young Boyd. She married Thomas E. Mathews Aug. 23, 1923. She was a member of the Croys Creek Congregational Christian Church...
KATHRYN M. THOMPSON (06/16/03)
Kathryn M. Thompson, 77, of Rockville, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, in her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Reelsville, the daughter of Henry W. Albright and Wanita Alexander Albright, who preceded her in death. She married Jay Thompson on June 20, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1981...
ROSEMARY WEAVER (06/16/03)
Rosemary Weaver, 92, of Brazil, died Feb. 24, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, where she had been a resident there for several years. She was born June 19, 1910, in Clay County, the daughter of August and Nellie Adams Leins. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1929...
VALENA LEOTA BARNETT MITCHELL (06/16/03)
Valena Leota Barnett Mitchell, 87, formerly of Reelsville, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Waters of Greencastle, the nursing facility where she has been a patient for over two years. She was born in Putnam County on July 9, 1915, the daughter of Homer E. Bond and Sylvia H. Miller Bond...
BILLY J. ELWELL (06/09/03)
Billy J. Elwell, 81, of Knightsville, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at 8:53 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Clay County, the son of Clifford and Nelle McCullough Elwell. He graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, receiving two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart...
JAMES A. MACPHERSON (06/09/03)
James Alexander MacPherson, 78, of Brazil, died Sunday morning, June 8, 2003, at his residence. He was born March 13, 1925, in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of William John and Helen Joy MacPherson. He graduated from high school in Buffalo, N.Y., and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until discharged Jan. 7, 1946. During World War II, he served as a pharmacist technician with the U.S. Army 6th Convalescent Hospital in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland...
LEONE M. TERHUNE (06/09/03)
Leone M. Terhune, 86, of Brazil, formerly of Indianapolis and Greene County, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She had been a patient there since being injured after falling in December 2001. She was born in Switz City on Sept. 17, 1916, the daughter of John B. Hancock and Lillian Groomer Hancock. She was a graduate of Switz City High School...
DOREEN ALICE LAWSON (06/05/03)
Doreen Alice Lawson, 77, of Terre Haute, died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2003, at her residence. She was Jan. 29, 1926, in Norwich, England, the daughter of Ernest George Bullimore and Lillian Harrison Bullimore. She married Jack Rubben Lawson, who preceded her in death...
MARGARET R. JOHNSON (06/05/03)
Margaret R. Johnson, 81, of Brazil, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at 10:16 a.m. at Union Hospital. She was born Jan. 20, 1922, Summerset, Ky., the daughter of Frank and Cora Adams. She was married to Frank Samuel Wright and to Kenny Johnson. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her birds, plants and cooking...
LOUISE W. TROUT (06/05/03)
Louise W. Trout, 97, of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 1:26 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Feb. 20, 1906, in Clay County, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Miller Steinsberger. She was the wife of John R. Trout. He preceded her in death May 3, 1992...
LAVERNE HEDGE (06/04/03)
LaVerne Hedge, 93, of Marion, Ind., died Monday, June 2, 2003, at 7:32 p.m. at Marion General Hospital. She was born March 15, 1910 In Brazil to the late Amos and Iva Pearl Taylor Burch and lived most of her life in Marion. She married Harvey C. Hedge on Nov. 19, 1927. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2000...
DONALD P. WINCEL (06/03/03)
Donald P. Wincel, 66, of Brazil and formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday May 31, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born January 30, 1937 in Indianapolis to Harry Edward and Louise Matilda (Butterfield) Wincel. He was a retired engineer and fisherman. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge...
GLENNA MAXINE HIMES (06/02/03)
Glenna Maxine Himes, 87, of Poland, formerly of Anderson, Ind., died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 at her residence where she has resided the last 16 years. She was born on December 12, 1916 in Anderson, the daughter of Kenneth and Gladys Moore Michaels. For many years, she was manager and caretaker at Anderson Chase Apartments and has always enjoyed being a grandmother...
DOROTHY KING BUTLER (06/09/03)
Dorothy King Butler, 83, of Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. She was born May 14, 1920, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Jackson and Elizabeth Dean Ricketts. She was married to Jim Butler, who preceded her in death...
BRINA GRACE EDER-DUKE (06/10/03)
Brina Grace Eder-Duke, of Indianapolis, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m., shortly after birth at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis. She was the daughter of Josh Duke and Jonna Eder-Duke of Indianapolis. Survivors include grandparents, Bill and Marsha Duke of Paris, Ill., and John and Carol Eder of Brazil; and great-grandparents, Frieda Duke of Marshall, Ill., John and Mary Tomlinson of Paris, Helen Kumpf of Brazil and James Eder of Brazil...
DONNA SUE FLEENOR (06/16/03)
Donna Sue Fleenor, 39, of Brazil, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at her residence. She was born Nov. 20, 1963, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Frank and Jannena Garrison Harden, who preceded her in death. She was employed as a nurse's aide in nursing homes in Brazil for 20 years. She is a member of the First Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Brazil, an avid Elvis fan and enjoyed music...
PAUL E. JACKSON (06/14/03)
Paul E. Jackson, 84, of Greencastle, died Friday morning, June 13, 2003, at the Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville, Ind. He was born June 4, 1919, in Pleasantville, Ind., in Sullivan County, the son of Carl B. and Mary Jones Jackson. He was a graduate of Pleasantville High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Purdue University and did his post-graduate work at Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University...
CAROLYN A. PETERS (06/14/03)
Carolyn A. Peters, 60, of Fontanet, Ind., died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Gary, Ind. She was the daughter of Charles Jones Jr. and Josephine Caroline Bailey, who preceded her in death...
FRANCES POWELL (06/13/03)
Frances Powell, 92, of Jordan Village, Ind., died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1911, in Owen County, Ind. She was the daughter of Robert Walbring and Maud Kerschner Walbring. She married Arthur Melvin Powell on Nov. 10, 1928. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1991...
LUCILLE WOODRUFF (06/13/03)
Lucille Woodruff, 80, formerly of Clay City and living with her son in Lyons, Colo., died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003. She was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Patricksburg, the daughter of John and Faye Ellington Gilson, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Clay City High School. She married Courtland D. "Junior" Woodruff on June 15, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1981...
ANDREA D. CLARK (06/13/03)
Andrea D. Clark, 45, of Brazil, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her residence east of Brazil along the Clay-Putnam County Line Rd. She was born Dec. 3, 1957 in Brazil. She was the daughter of Milton and Margaret "Meg" Vanzo Herron, who preceded her in death...
JANET A. THOMPSON (06/11/03)
Janet A. Thompson, 61, of Brazil, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her brother's home in Sullivan. She was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Sullivan, the daughter of Howard and Gretchen Boes, who have preceded her in death. She ws a graduate of Graysville High School. She married Jerry L. Thompson on April 19, 1968, in Center Point. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1994...
CLARA EDITH SWINSON TODD (06/11/03)
Clara Edith Swinson Todd, 89, of Brazil, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at 7:10 p.m. at Cloverleaf Health Care. She was born in Isabel, Kan., on Sept. 26, 1913, to James and Ursela Hewitt Swinson. After graduation, she attended Business College in Wichita, Kan...
SUZANN P. MESSMER SCHIEWER (06/10/03)
Suzann P. Messmer Schiewer, 51, of New Palestine, Ind. died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. Born September 9, 1951 in Huntingburg, Ind., she was the daughter of Clem and Viola (Woerter) Messmer. She graduated from Huntingburg High School in 1969 and earned a Bachelors Degree in mathematics education from Indiana State University in 1973 and a Masters of Education from ISU in 1975...
WILLIAM FRANKLIN CHAPMAN (06/02/03)
William Franklin Chapman, 78, of West Lafayette and formerly of Brazil, died at 10 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 at Heritage Health Care in West Lafayette, Ind. He was born June 27, 1924 in McLeansboro, Ill. He was the son of Roland Earl and Lucille Daily Chapman. Following graduation from McLeansboro High School in 1938, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in electrical engineering...