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Obituaries from September 2003

LOY E. THOMAS (09/30/03)
Loy E. Thomas, 89, of Knightsville, died at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, where he had been a patient for over three years. Born in Putnam Co. on Aug. 19, 1914, his parents were Paul Thomas and Blanche Dillinger Thomas. He had resided in Knightsville for most of his life...
VINCENT BRUNETTE (09/23/03)
Brother Vincent Brunette, OSB, 80, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at the Archabbey following a long illness. Born in Brazil, on July 9, 1923, he was the son of Leo and Veronica (Bussing) Brunette and received the name Paul Raymond at his baptism. ...
MARY LOUISE AKER (09/22/03)
Mary Louise Aker, 79, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of Greencastle, Ind., passed away Saturday at the Carmel Care Rehabilitation Center in Carmel. Born July 7, 1924, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of George Newton and Garnet (Sweet) Reynolds. A graduate of Greencastle High School, Class of 1942, she married Paul W. Aker on July 23, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2003...
THERESA R. BUTT (09/19/03)
Theresa R. Butt, 89, of Cory, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at 7:10 p.m. at Clay County Health Center. She was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Cory, the daughter of Daniel Nicoson and Florence Bernhardt Nicoson. She graduated from Cory High School and Indiana Teachers College...
FRED L. SNOW (09/19/03)
Pastor Fred L. Snow, 72, of Peru, Ind., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at 3:51 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Vigo County on July 10, 1931, the son of Edward R. Snow and Hazel Smith Snow, who preceded him in death. He married Patricia Neese on March 25, 1951; she survives...
JOHN E. WILSON (09/19/03)
\John E. Wilson, 74, a resident of the Clay City area for the past seven years after moving from Florida, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at his residence. He was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Atlantic City, N.J., the son of John Wesley and Frances Leatherberry Wilson, who preceded him in death...
JAMES L. HARRISON (09/19/03)
James L. Harrison, 48, of Center Point, died unexpectedly at 5:32 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1954, in Clay County, he was the son of Clarence Eddy Jr. and Shirley Duzan Harrison, who have preceded him in death...
JOY E. SHEESE (09/18/03)
Joy E. Sheese, 83, of Bowling Green, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute Born Sept. 22, 1919, in Clay County, he was the son of Silas Ellsworth and Stella Lillian Humble Sheese who have preceded him in death. On Oct. 6, 1944, he married Mable Music in Carrollton, Ga...
JOHN WILLIAM SWEARINGEN (09/17/03)
John William Swearingen, 80, of Plainfield, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on July 26, 1923, in Cloverland, Ind. He was the son of Ross Omer and Clara Hamm Swearingen. He graduated from Staunton High School in the class of 1941...
DANNY RAY REYNOLDS (09/16/03)
Danny Ray Reynolds, 33, of Terre Haute, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. He was employed at Technicote, Inc. of Terre Haute for one year as a machine operator and enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and camping. Born Jan. 16, 1970, in Terre Haute, his parents are Emery Reynolds of Brazil and Cheryl Poole Reynolds Cassidy of Terre Haute...
MARILYN J. CHOATE (09/23/03)
Marilyn J. Choate, 65, of Cloverdale, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. She was born on Sept. 23, 1937, in Putnam County, the daughter of Arthur and Pauline Fernkas Crawley, who preceded her in death...
JOAN L. STONE REYNOLDS (09/23/03)
Joan L. Stone Reynolds, 73, of Knightsville, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Knightsville Healthcare Center. She was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Everett and Marie Jones Stone, who preceded her in death. On April 9, 1970, she married Harold Reynolds in Putnamville...
KATHERINE MOORE (09/29/03)
Katherine Moore, 94, of Rockville, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, in the emergency room of West Central Community Hospital in Clinton. She was born Aug. 18, 1909, in Nebraska to the late Harrison Grubbs and Ruth Robbins Grubbs. She was a graduate of Cayuga High School...
LOY E. THOMAS (09/29/03)
Loy E. Thomas, 89, of Knightsville, died at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, where he had been a patient for over three years. Born in Putnam Co. on Aug. 19, 1914, his parents were Paul Thomas and Blanche Dillinger Thomas. He had resided in Knightsville for most of his life...
LARRY J. CRAIG, SR. (09/29/03)
Larry J. Craig, Sr., 64, of Terre Haute, died at 6:40 p.m., Sept. 27, 2003, at his residence. Born June 11, 1939 in Brazil, he was the son of Charles W. Craig and Genevieve L. Hall Craig. He worked for Arketex, Wake-up Filling Station, and Adamson's Sawmill...
EVELYN VIVIAN PELL (09/29/03)
Evelyn Vivian Pell, 89, of Brazil, died at 1:45 p.m., Sept. 27, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Evelyn was born December 25, 1913 in Brazil, Ind. She was the daughter of Ira "Pokie" and Josephine Lete Alsip. Following graduation from Brazil High School and Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute, she studied for a Master's degree at the University of Iowa. ...
MARY CROOKS SKENE (09/29/03)
Mary Crooks Skene, 95, of Rockville, died at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 in Holy Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation in Brazil. She was a retired nurses aid at the former St. Anthony's Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born June. 8, 1908 in Parke County, Ind. to the late Robert T. Crooks and Nancy Hulena Rigdon Crooks...
HERMAN SCHARF (09/26/03)
\Herman Scharf, 82, of Knightsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1921, to George and Pearl Scharf in Terre Haute. He worked for the railroad for 17 years and then Walker Electric as a warehouseman. He served in the Army during World War II...
ABRAM A. WINN (09/25/03)
Abram A. Winn, 83, of Brazil, died Sept. 24, 2003, at Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Fontanet, Ind., he was the son of Lewis Albert and Gladys Miller Winn. He graduated from Fontanet High School and was a truck driver for Wabash Valley Trucking, retiring in the late 1970s. He then worked for AMAX Coal Co. Farming Division, retiring in 1984...
CLYDE P. 'DAGWOOD' DETZEL JR. (09/24/03)
Clyde P. "Dagwood" Detzel Jr., 81, of Brazil, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Urichsville, Ohio, on April 18, 1922, the son of Clyde P. Detzel Sr. and Aretha Rowena Latham, who later moved to Brazil...
WARREN DEE WILLIAMS (09/23/03)
Warren Dee Williams, 82, of Indianapolis, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, in Anderson, Ind. He was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Center Point, Ind., to the late Daniel and Resa Fisher Williams. He retired in 1986 as vice president of Em-Roe Sporting Goods Co., where he worked 18 years. Prior to that, he was employed with Hoosier Coal Co. for 17 years. Following retirement, he was a funeral director's assistant for Leppert Mortuary, formerly Leppert & Hurt, and had worked for Kesslers Sport Shop...
VIRGIL WILLEN (09/16/03)
Virgil Willen, 80, formerly of Clay City, died at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Grandview Convalescent Center in Martinsville, Ind. Born April 15, 1923, in Sullivan County, he was the son of John Loy and Esther Faye Propts Willen, who are deceased...
JOE R. FISCHER (09/15/03)
Joe R. Fischer, 72, of Cory, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Indiana University Medical Center. Born Nov. 4, 1930, in Vigo County, he was the son of Clifford Raymond and Violet Mae Hauk Fischer. He graduated from Cory High School class of 1948. He served in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 27, 1958, he married Patricia Joan Cafouras, who survives...
JANET J. 'JAN' REED (09/15/03)
Janet J. "Jan" Reed, 59, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Clay County, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Union Hospital due to complications from cancer. Born July 19, 1944, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Robert and Katherine Cooprider Hayman...
LILLIAN MARIE MCALLISTER GARDNER (09/05/03)
Lillian Marie McAllister Gardner, 84, of Mount Dora, Fla., formerly of Reelsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the home of her daughter-in-law in Middlesburg, Fla. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Oka, Mont., the daughter of Charles August McAllister and Eva McFarland McAllister...
MARTHA GENE THISTLE (09/05/03)
Martha Gene Thistle, 78, of Brazil died, Wednesday afternoon Sept. 3, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 24, 1925, in Sistersville, W. Va., the daughter of William Conant and Mabel Ruff Conant. She married William B. Thistle in Sistersville on June 28, 1946...
HOWARD WINKLER (09/05/03)
Howard Winkler, 84, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Lebanon, Ind., died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003. He was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Patricksburg, Ind., to David Clark and Gladys Irene Fullen Winkler. He married Joyce Marilyn Mohr on Sept. 26, 1947, at Indianapolis...
GEORGE A. DEAN (09/05/03)
George A. Dean, 80, of Terre Haute, died at Royal Oaks Healthcare at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003. Born July 8, 1923, he was the son of Harry H. and Nellie Givens Dean. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran, a former owner of Dean's Sheet Metal Co., a director of vocational education for both the State of Indiana and the State of Illinois...
AUSTIN KYLE DRAKE (09/04/03)
Austin Kyle Drake, 19, of Center Point, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at 3:30 a.m. at his residence. He had been battling a brain tumor for the past six years. He was born Feb. 8, 1984, in Terre Haute, the son of Terry and Melody Brush Drake. He graduated from Calvary Christian School in Linton in 2003...
ETHEL TAYLOR (09/03/03)
Ethel Taylor, 78, Brazil, died at 9:34 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at the Clay Health Center where she had been a resident patient since Sept., 1999. She formerly resided on East Georgia Street. Born in Brazil on April 13, 1925, her parents were the late Harry Edward Taylor ad Louise Jenny Lucas Taylor. She had been a resident here all her life...
GENEVIEVE B. MINNICK (09/02/03)
Genevieve B. Minnick, 89, of Brazil, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug., 30, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She was born on May 15, 1914, in Brazil, the daughter of Edward and Flossie Farris Dixon who have preceded her in death. A 1933 graduate of Brazil High School, she married Morris Minnick on Nov. 7, 1936. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1978...
BONNIE J. HENSHILWOOD BOLIN (09/02/03)
Bonnie J. Henshilwood Bolin, 76, of Brazil, died unexpectedly Aug. 28, 2003, at her residence. She was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Brazil. She was the daughter of Arthur and Flossie Mae Nichoels Noel. She graduated from Brazil High School. She worked for several years as a bookkeeper for Miller Pharmacy in Terre Haute. She was a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ...
MARY LOUISE DOBBINS BULL (09/02/03)
Mary Louise Dobbins Bull, 83, of Andalusia, Ala., formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Aug. 29, in the Andalusia Hospital. Born in Brazil on April 26, 1921, her parents were Ora Dobbins and Louise Portemont Dobbins. Mrs. Bull was a retired legal secretary and had made her home in Andalusia for the past several years...
ETHEL TAYLOR (09/05/03)
Ethel Taylor, 78, of Brazil, died at 9:34 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at the Clay Health Center, where she had been a resident patient since September 1999. She has no family survivors. A graveside memorial service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Cottage Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Richard V. Pippin officiating...
EVELYN D. HAYES (09/08/03)
Evelyn D. Hayes, 84, of Brazil, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at her residence. She was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of Alva Hayes and Clara E. Morlan Hayes. She was a homemaker and a caregiver to several elderly residents of Clay County. She was a member of the Brazil 1st Church of the Nazarene. She was active in the Tuesday morning prayer group at the church and in the Nazarenes Mission International. She enjoyed playing the piano at local nursing homes...
MCNARY M. HOFFA (09/13/03)
MCNARY M. HOFFA McNary M. Hoffa, 87, of Center Point, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at 8:40 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born April 19, 1916, in Bowling Green, the son of Clifford and Delores Frump Hoffa. He graduated from Bowling Green High School, where he excelled in basketball. He held a scoring title in the Wabash Valley Tourney (33 points)...
ANNA MARY HOWALD ROBINSON (09/13/03)
ANNA MARY HOWALD ROBINSON Anna Mary Howald Robinson, 89, of Daleville, Va., died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at her home. She graduated from Indiana State Teacher's College and taught elementary school in Indiana until she married and began raising children. She returned to teaching the late 1950s at Mount Tabor Elementary School in Blacksburg where she resided for many years...
GLEN D. STEARLEY (09/12/03)
Glen D. Stearley, 84, of Center Point, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 10, 1919, in Clinton, Ind., the son of Thomas D. Stearley and Roseta Faught Stearley. He was the owner of the Center Point Hardware Store. He was a collector of knives and coins. He was a supporter of the Genealogy Library in Center Point and of the local volunteer fire departments...
ZELLA L. HARDEN (09/11/03)
Zella L. Harden, 91, of Clinton, Ind., died at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at the Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton. She was a long-time resident of Saline City, moving to Clinton in 1999. Born July 6, 1912, in Dick Johnson Township, she was the daughter of Franz and Elva Dial Turner. She married Cleo F. Harden on Nov. 26, 1930, in Saline City. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1988...
SANDRA K. WALKER (09/11/03)
Sandra K. Walker, 58, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at her residence from complications from Multiple Sclerosis. Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Walter and Clara Wilson Walker. She attended Brazil High School and enjoyed babysitting. She cared for the elderly before her health became a problem...
WILLIAM M. EDWARDS (09/09/03)
William M. Edwards, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his residence. Born June 5, 1923, in Brazil, he moved to Manatee County, Fla., in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for IUOE Local 841 in Terre Haute and a member of Westside Christian Church in Bradenton. Other memberships included Masonic Lodge 409, F&AM of Knightsville and Scottish Rite of the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute...
SALLY ANN THACKER (09/09/03)
Sally Ann Thacker, 55, of Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Wayne County, Mich., the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Thrasher Hale. She graduated from high school and served in the United States Navy. She returned home and graduated from Tarrent County Junior College with an associate's degree...
CHARLES PAUL 'MICKEY' MCDONOUGH (09/09/03)
Charles Paul "Mickey" McDonough, 89, of Brazil, died at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute. He was born May 11, 1914, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Charles and Blanche Reeder McDonough. During World War II, he was a member of Company B, 104th Airborne Engineering Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division. ...
ALBERTA MARIE CECIL (09/08/03)
Alberta Marie Cecil, 93, of Lebanon, Ind., died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at 1:20 p.m. in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Her death was due to natural causes. Born in Brazil on Sept. 12, 1909, she was a daughter of the late George and Clara (Ailing) Wedel...
MARY R. KNUST WELLS (09/02/03)
Mary R. Knust Wells, 51, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at 8:50 p.m. at Methodist Hospital due to complication of an aneurysm. She was born Sept. 25, 1951, to Robert E. and Joyce A. Bell. She was active in the Sunday Night Mix League and served as president for many years. She graduated from Staunton High School in 1969...