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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Obituaries from July 2003

NORMA SUE LALEN HARRIS (07/31/03)
Norma Sue Lalen Harris, 51, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003. Born June 29, 1952, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Mary Katherine and James C. Lalen. Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers Jim and Chuck Lalen; and a sister, Tammy Lalen...
JOHN MERSHON (07/22/03)
John "Ben" Mershon, 73, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his residence in Punta Gorda. Mr. Mershon was born July 14, 1929, in Sullivan, Ind. He served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years and was a chief yeoman. He served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. ...
MARY E. TAYLOR (07/22/03)
Mary E. Taylor, 89, of Terre Haute, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Union Hospital. Born Dec. 23, 1913, in Bowling Green she was the daughter of Elmer and Rose Stevens Royer. She became a member of Bowling Green Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Eastern Star 12 points, Emera Club and Past Matrons Club...
NORMA J. WILSON MORLAN (07/22/03)
Norma J. Wilson Morlan, 78, of Brazil died July 21, 2003, at 4:30 a.m. at Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Virgil and Elsie Jackson Woodsmall. Memberships included the VFW Auxiliary and Annunciation Church. She was active in the Clay County Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed playing in a euchre club. She was employed at Columbia House, retiring in 1968...
RUTH HARDEN JAMES (07/22/03)
Ruth Harden James, 83, formerly of the Center Point area, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2003, in the Carle Arbours Nursing Home in Savoy, Ill. Born in Champaign, Ill, on July 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Harden and Maudie Burgess Harden...
DR. DUDLEY WAYNE WHITMAN JR. (07/21/03)
Dr. Dudley Wayne Whitman Jr., 60, died Thursday, July 17, 2003. He was born on May 5, 1943, in Brazil to Dudley Sr. and Mary Margaret Whitman. He studied for two years at Indiana State University before enrolling at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Logan in January 1967 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree...
DOVIE E. ROLLISON (07/21/03)
Dovie E. Rollison, 90, of Clay City, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at 7:10 a.m. at Richland Bean Blossom Healthcare, Elletsville, Ind. Born Nov. 15, 1912, in Green County, Ind., she was the daughter of Ad and Nellie Morland Knoy, who are deceased. A Clay City resident for many years, she was the first tenant to occupy the senior apartments on Washington Street and was a self-employed home healthcare aide...
ROMEO 'HAM' TOFFOLO (07/21/03)
Romeo "HAM" Toffolo, 72, of Terre Haute died Saturday, July 19, 2003, in Union Hospital. Born July 9, 1931, in Clinton, Ind., he was the son of John and Zemira (Reggio) Toffolo. He married Pattie Stevenson Toffolo. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David Toffolo and Angelo Toffolo and wife Lauren, all of Terre Haute; two daughters, Gena Byers and husband Jim of Elkhart, Ind., and Danene Price and husband Brian of Brazil; two sisters, Aida Toffolo of Fort Wayne and Mary Coughlin of Staten Island, N.Y.; a brother, Bruno Toffolo of Marion, Ind.; seven grandchildren, James and Tony Byers, Elkhart, Ind., Blake, Adam, Evan and Hope Price, all of Brazil and Ryan Jones of Terre Haute.. ...
VELDA ROSE NEES (07/21/03)
Velda Rose Nees, 82, of Cloverdale, Ind., died Friday, July 18, 2003, at The Waters, Greencastle, Ind. Born May 19, 1921, in Putnam County, Ind., she was the daughter of Cyrus Herbert and Rosa Florence Jordan Ray. She married D. Robert Nees on March 28, 1942, and was a housewife...
ROBERT G. CARTER (07/21/03)
Robert G. Carter, 87, of Cloverdale, Ind., died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was retired from Employer's Group Insurance Co., Indianapolis. Memberships included Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil and Catholic Order of Foresters - 60-year member...
PATRICK W. MURPHY (07/21/03)
Patrick W. Murphy, 45, of Brazil died Friday, July 18, 2003, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 28, 1958, in Brazil, he was the son of Wayne and Frances Marian Hadley Murphy. He worked at the Apple Club restaurant for several years as a waiter, retiring in 2002...
KATHLEEN F. FIDLER (07/18/03)
Kathleen F. Fidler, 75, of Brazil, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at her residence. She had been battling cancer. She was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Mary Nelson Burns. She married John R. Fidler on Feb. 27, 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of Annunciation Church. She enjoyed crafts, baking, reading and collecting dolls...
MARY CATHERINE CARMICHAEL ARTHUR COMBS (07/23/03)
Mary Catherine Carmichael Arthur Combs, 93, of Brazil passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Holly Hill Health Care where she had resided since Sept. 15, 1999. She was born May 2, 1910 to Clareance Carmichael and Pearl Henry in Bloomfield, Ind. She was a member of the first cosmetology class in Indiana in 1935 and worked as a beautician in Indianapolis, Bloomfield, Spencer and Sullivan, Ind...
EDDIE M. UNGERER (07/23/03)
Eddie M. Ungerer, 77 of Canton, Texas, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003. Born Sept. 23, 1925, in Brazil, to the late Garrett M. Ungerer and Hazel Harding Ungerer, he attended Van Buren High School. He was married to Nina Lee Watson who preceded him in death...
STEPHEN N. MINKS (07/31/03)
Stephen N. Minks, 51, of Cloverdale passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born Dec. 14,1951, in Indianapolis to Gilbert Minks and Nina Susan McClure Minks Wright. He wed Brenda K. Weed on March 26, 1981...
PAUL F. ROGERS (07/30/03)
Paul F. Rogers, 75, of Brazil, died at 10:28 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Paul was born in Brazil, Nov. 5, 1927. He was the son of John Virgil and Madge Baughman Rogers who have both preceded him in death. He had attended the Church of the Nazarene. Paul was self-employed working as a handyman and providing lawn care services in the community...
RALPH E. WEGNER (07/30/03)
Ralph Edwin "Ed" Wegner, 63 of Cory, died July 29, 2003, at 9:05 a.m. at Union Hospital. He had been in failing health for some time. He was born Nov. 16, 1939, in Clay County, the son of Richard Allen Wegner and Bernice A. Fretz Wegner. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1958. Oct. 7, 1967, he married Mary Anne Wright, she survives...
CLARENCE DON MCCAMMACK (07/30/03)
Clarence Don McCammack, 84, of Greencastle, Ind., died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Aug. 1, 1918, at Quincy, Ind., he was the son of Clarence Morton McCammack and Effie Bell (Knoll) McCammack. He was a truck driver and mechanic for Alhmeyer's Garage, Cunot, Ind., and a World War II veteran...
WILLIAM HERBERT THOMAS (07/28/03)
William Thomas died July 26, 2003, at the age of 84. Born on the family farm near Bowling Green on Jan. 30, 1919, he was the son of Herbert and Beatrice Dressler Thomas. He graduated from Bowling Green High School and received an engineering degree from Rose Hulman. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II, spending 42 months in a Japanese POW camp before being rescued at the end of the war...
BRENDA S. GODSEY (07/28/03)
Brenda S. Godsey, 52, of Knightsville, died at 9:56 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born May 10, 1951, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Joseph P. and Dorothy Parr Harrison. A lifelong resident of Knightsville, she was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her grandchildren...
DONALD W. BICKEL (07/28/03)
Donald W. Bickel, 70, of Jasonville, Ind., died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at 10:15 p.m. at Greene County General Hospital in Linton, Ind. He was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Patricksburg, Ind., the son of Laymon W. Bickel and Thelma M. Loden Bickel. He married Lucy E. Edelman Bickel on Sept. 27, 1953. He was a retired carpenter, farmer and salvage business operator. He was a Korean War Army veteran...
JAMES LATHAM (07/28/03)
James Latham , 69, of Harmony, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at 1:21 a.m. in Union Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Bartholomew County, Ind., on June 24, 1934, he was the son of Morris C. and Hazel Hoskins Latham. He married Eva Hadley on June 24, 1954. She survives...
MARIE HELEN HARRISON (07/25/03)
Marie Helen Harrison, 90, of Greencastle died Wednesday, July 22, 2003, at her residence. Born May 19, 1913, in Shoals, Ind., she was the daughter of Oliver and Ettie McKitrick Cooper. She attended school in Shoals . She married Everett Edgar Harrison on June 28, 1934, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1978...
RANDY L. BRUSH (07/25/03)
Randy L. Brush, 30, of Knightsville, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on March 29,1973, in Clay County, the son of Gary and Nancy Tilley Brush. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Betty Brush and Bill Tilley...
ROBERTA L. SEELEY (07/24/03)
Roberta L. Seeley, 68, of Shelburn, Ind., died at 11:40 p.m. July 22, 2003 at Sullivan Health and Living Center. She was born April 21, 1935 in Seelyville, Ind. to Chester and Eleanor Bucholz Biddle. She married Elmer Seeley Jr. Sept. 10, 1955. A homemaker, she enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. She was a member of American Legion #298 in Hymera...
THOMAS B. BLYSTONE (07/18/03)
Thomas B. Blystone, 76, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Columbia Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Fla. He was born March 15, 1927, in Indiana County, Pa. He was the son of Bert and Louise Marsh Blystone. He received his high school degree from River Forest High School in Lake Station, Ind. He was employed as a steelworker in the Northwestern Indiana area and was a member of Moose Lodge...
MAE M. ARCHER (07/18/03)
Mae M. Archer, 77, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Southwood Health Facility at 6 p.m. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Bedford, Ind., she was the daughter of Henry and Annis Chambers Reuben. Raised in Brazil, she graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1943...
MARY J. KILLION (07/18/03)
Mary J. Killion, 81, of Brazil, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at 5:49 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born April 19, 1922, in Staunton, the daughter of Renos and Ethel Wells Megenhardt. She graduated from Ashboro High School, Class of 1940. On Jan. 31, 1942, she married Wilbert Killion who survives...
JOYCE C. COOPER (07/07/03)
Joyce C. Cooper, age 73, of Brazil died at 3 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2003, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Clay Co. on June 23, 1930, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Susan Melinda Burk Moberley who preceded her in death. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1948 and on Dec. 31, 1949, she married William Eugene Cooper in Brazil. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9,1990...
ESTHER I. FRAZIER (07/07/03)
Esther I. Frazier, 87, of Greencastle, died Friday at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Putnam County, Ind., the daughter of Oscar and Minnie Miller Morlan. She married Elmer "Sparky" Frazier on Jan. 2, 1936, who preceded her in death in October 1990...
BILL ARTHUR HARRIS (07/07/03)
Bill Arthur Harris, 72, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at 6:40 a.m. at his residence in Brazil. He was born on May 4, 1931, in Vigo County, the son of the late Elmer and Goldie Crapo Harris. He grew up near Hymera. He entered into the U.S. Army on June 19, 1951, and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve May 31, 1953, where he served as a Sgt. E-5 until June 18, 1959...
MARY FRANCES TURNER (07/07/03)
Mary Frances Turner, 89, Brazil, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003, in Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville where she had been a patient since Feb. 20, 2003. She was born in Clay County on June 23, 1914, the daughter of Elmer Lawson and Margaret Condron Lawson. She was a resident of Clay County all her life...
TOBY D. STEARLEY (07/07/03)
Toby D. Stearley, 59, of Center Point died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his residence. He had been battling cancer for the past year. He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Beech Grove, Ind. the son of Glen D. Stearley and Lillian Lunsford Stearley. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. He served in the United States Marine Corp 1964-1966 in Vietman...
CLARENCE R. MCCULLOUGH (07/07/03)
Clarence R. McCullough, 84, of Lewis died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Hymera, Ind. He was the son of Alvin V. and Josephine Crable McCullough who have preceded him in death...
KATHRYN CAMPBELL LAWSON GEORGE (07/03/03)
A graveside memorial service for Kathryn Campbell Lawson George, who died Jan. 15, 2003, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Summit Lawn Cemetery. She was a 1942 graduate of the Union Hospital School of Nursing. Her nursing career included employment at Union Hospital, working as an office nurse for Dr. John Palm in Brazil and for Dr. Noel McBride in Terre Haute, and serving as the Director of Nursing for Shady Creek Nursing Home in Greencastle untill her retirement in 1989...
HELEN PAULINE MCGEE (07/03/03)
Helen Pauline McGee, 88, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in her residence. She was born in West Terre Haute on July 18, 1914. She was the daughter of Herman Webster and Lottie Mae Gibson Webster, who both preceded her in death. She was a beautician for 47 years and was employed at Pauline's Beauty Nook. She was a member of First Assembly of God...
JESSIE M. WILLIAMS (07/01/03)
Jessie M. Williams, 45, Center Point, died at 3:32 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2003, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles on March 5, 1958. His mother, Coria Carbojal, is thought to be still living in that area. He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard...
CAROLYN NEESE (07/01/03)
Carolyn Neese, 62, Knightsville, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital Sunday, June 29, 2003, after the car she was driving veered off the Harmony Road and struck a tree. The Clay County Coroner is investigating the accident...
CAROL ANN NICELY (07/01/03)
Carol Ann Nicely, 56, of Indianapolis and formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 2:40 p.m. at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, due to complications of diabetes. She was born in Brazil on Sept. 20, 1946. She was the daughter of John Edward and Carol Jean Eberle Muncie, who preceded her in death...
BARBARA NEVILLE (07/08/03)
Barbara Neville, 65, of Brazil, died at 4:49 p.m. July 6, 2003 at Union Hospital in Terrre Haute. She was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Brazil, the daughter of John Kempf and Marie Wells Kempf. She married Donald Neville June 15, 1957. She worked as a nurses aide for several years at Clay County Hospital. She later continued her education, achieving her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She worked at several nursing homes in the Clay County area and last worked at Cloverdale Nursing Home...
ROBERT D. 'DAD' JARVIS (07/11/03)
Robert D. "Dad" Jarvis, 75, Brazil, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute on July 11, 1927, the son of Alonzo and Anna Waller Jarvis. An Army Veteran of World War II, he was discharged when he moved to Detroit, Mich., where he drove an ambulance until he retired in 1976 and then moved back to Terre Haute. He was an avid gun collector...
DAWN MARIE HIGGINBOTHAM (07/18/03)
Dawn Marie Higginbotham, 37, of Brazil, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Brazil. She was born Dec. 5, 1965, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Jim Sullivan and Judy Burgess Sullivan. She graduated from Terre Haute South in 1984...
JOSEPHINE M. KINDLE (07/16/03)
Josephine M. Kindle, 72, of Brazil died Monday, July 14, 2003, at 5 a.m. at Holly Hill Healthcare. She was born on June 8, 1931, in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of Jesse and Laura Brown White, who have preceded her in death. A homemaker, she moved to Brazil six years ago. She enjoyed crocheting and making large dolls...
LARRY N. GILTZ (07/15/03)
Larry N. Giltz, 62, of Eastlake, Mich., died early Monday morning, July 14, 2003, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 9, 1941, in Poland, the son of the late Paul and Fern Boyce Giltz. He was a graduate of Brazil High School. He served in the United States Air Force from January 1960 to January 1964. He married Alice Nahgahgwon on July 22, 1961, at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan...
CAROLYN E. SWAYZE (07/15/03)
Carolyn E. Swayze, 82, of Coal City, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at 12:50 p.m. at her home. She was born on April 25, 1921, in Coal City. The daughter of Irvin P. and Marion Wolford Hilburn who preceded her in death. A 1939 graduate of Coal City High School, she continued her education at Indiana State Teachers College, graduating in 1943. ...
WILMA L. BOYCE (07/15/03)
Wilma L. Boyce, 87, of Brazil, died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born March 30, 1916, in Moultrie County, Ill., she was the daughter of Oscar and Vernia Ingles Navel who are deceased. She grew up in Center Point and moved to Brazil on East Vermont Street about 1961 where she lived for 40 years. She resided at Jackson Gardens the past two years...
M. ROSETTA BROWN (07/14/03)
M. Rosetta Brown, 59, of Reelsville, was found dead by family members early Saturday, July 12, 2003, at her Putnam County home. Born in Brazil on Dec. 28, 1943, her parents were the late Ralph Raab and Olive Baumunk Raab. She was a 1962 graduate of Brazil High School...
ROBERT L. KESTER (07/14/03)
Robert L. Kester, 84, of Brazil died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, at Clay County Health Center. He was born on Feb. 25, 1919 in Brazil, the son of Charles Sr. and Dora Bell Moore Kester. He graduated in 1937 from Staunton High School. After graduation, he worked for a local mining company hauling coal. In 1939 he was employed by McAlman Construction Co., building the section of US 40 from The Blue Bonnet Restaurant to the Staunton Road...
MABLE E. GRAHAM (07/14/03)
Mable E. Graham, 98, of Brazil died at 4:18 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born July 12, 1905, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Infield Heacox. She married Herbert E. Graham on May 4, 1939. She was employed at Arketex and several manufacturing factories, including American Can Co...
GEORGINA CUNNINGHAM MCALLISTER (07/14/03)
Georgina Cunningham McAllister, 78, of Grand Island, Fla., formerly of Staunton, died unexpectedly at her son's residence on July 12, 2003. Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Carbon, she was the daughter of David "Peanut" Jones and Elsie Jones. She graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1942. Her first husband, John W. Cunningham, preceded her in death. Together they owned and operated Cunningham's Market in Staunton for many years. After they sold the store, she worked at CBS, retiring in 1985...
BERNARD 'BERNIE' G. COOK SR. (07/14/03)
Bernard "Bernie" G. Cook Sr., 67, of Indianapolis died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1935, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Charles and Margaret Gant Cook. He married Nancy Kephart on June 30, 1955. She survives. He was employed for several years by Navistar, working in the foundry, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 274 of Brazil...
MARGUERITE 'MARGIE' WALLACE (07/11/03)
Marguerite "Margie" Wallace, 78, Spencer, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at O.V. Health Campus. Born Oct. 14, 1924, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Ernest and Millie Conrad Kumpf. She was a member of Spencer United Methodist Church and was retired from the Indiana University physical plant. She worked previously as Owen County treasurer and several years in the treasurer's office. She belonged to the Cross Trailer Square Dance Club...
MARILYN L. MCCULLOUGH (07/01/03)
Marilyn L. McCullough, 70, a lifelong resident of Brazil, died in her sleep today, July 1, 2003, at 3:40 a.m. at the Southwood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute, where she resided the last few months due to an extended illness. She was born Nov. 2, 1934, to Lois and Earl Cox. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1952. On Nov. 26, 1952, she married Dale H. McCullough...