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Obituaries from November 2003

LAURA M. HASH (11/03/03)
Laura M. Hash, 76, of Reelsville, passed away Friday afternoon at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born July 30, 1927, in Jamesville, Wis., she was the daughter of Charles and Gussie (Haynes) Bruce. On Sept. 26, 1942, she married Lewis T. Hash and he survives...
MONA ILA RUSSELL (11/17/03)
Mona Ila Russell, 80, of Brazil, died at 4:37 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, in Clay Health Center, where she had been a patient for the past year and a half. Born May 15, 1923, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Cyril and Leatha Brown Gard and was a graduate of Glenn High School...
HARRY LEO DOWELL JR. (11/18/03)
Harry Leo Dowell Jr., 77, of Coal City died at 2:18 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, in his residence. Born April 15, 1926, in Fontanet, Ind., he was the son of Harry Sr. and Opal Goshen Dowell, who have preceded him in death. On Feb. 12, 1948, he married Marjorie Albright, who preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 1996...
EARLDENE ANN ERVIN GILMOUR (11/18/03)
Earldene Ann Ervin Gilmour, 66, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at Royal Oaks Health and Convalescent Center after a long illness. Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Earl M. and Doyne I. Moore Ervin. She was a graduate of Brazil High School and was a licensed practical nurse and had been employed Clay County Health Center until her retirement...
CLARA LOUISE WILLIAMS (11/20/03)
Clara Louise Williams, 92, formerly of Jackson Township, Parke County, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville where she had been a resident for over six years. She was born in Parke County on April 22, 1911, a daughter of Franklin White Murphy and Bertha Olive Lynch Murphy. She was a 1929 graduate of the former Bellmore High School. She married Garland R. Williams on Jun. 10, 1942...
RAMONA J. DELLACCA GAMMON (11/20/03)
Ramona J. Dellacca Gammon, 64, Indianapolis, formerly of Dick Johnson Township, died at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, in Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. She had been in ill health. Born in Dick Johnson Township on Nov. 30, 1938, she was a daughter of Pete and Thelma W. Bridgewater Dellacca. She grew up in the Fairview community. She was a graduate of Brazil High School...
MARGRETTA RAPER CASSEL (11/20/03)
Margretta Raper Cassel, 104, of Brazil died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1003, in her residence. Born June 4, 1899, in Clay County, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Whipp Stevenson. A graduate of Brazil High School, she owned The Brazil Daily Times and the Monticello Herald newspapers in her lifetime...
DENVER D. MOORE (11/21/03)
Denver D. Moore, 62, of Brazil died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home. Born on Jan. 4, 1941, in Brazil, he was the son of Roy and Vicie Rogers Moore who have preceded him in death. A graduate of Van Buren High School, he was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam...
KODI BRADEN PIPES (11/21/03)
Kodi Braden Pipes, 13, of Clay City, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, after collapsing during basketball practice. Born Jan. 24, 1990, in Terre Haute, he was the son of John Pipes and Ronna Timberman. He was in the 8th grade at Clay City Junior High School. An exceptional student, he achieved all As...
MARGRETTA RAPER CASSEL (11/21/03)
Margretta Raper Cassel, 104, of Brazil died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1003, in her residence. Born June 4, 1899, in Clay County, she was the daughter of John and Martha Margretta Morgan Stevenson. A graduate of Brazil High School, she owned The Brazil Daily Times and the Monticello Herald newspapers in her lifetime...
CHESTER C. BELL (11/24/03)
Chester C. Bell, 85, of Terre Haute, a retired Parke County farmer, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Harborside Healthcare. He previously resided at Westminster Village in Terre Haute. Born in Jackson Township, Parke County, on Jan. 9, 1918, the son of Ernest and Anne Thomas Bell. A 1936 graduate of Otter Creek High School in Vigo County, he attended Purdue University...
ISABEL COX (11/24/03)
Isabel Cox, 82, of Brazil, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. She had recently become a resident there. Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Clay County, she was the daughter of John D. and Eva Webster Lawson. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married Raymond Cox Jr.; they have celebrated 62 years of marriage...
JODY K. HADLEY (11/24/03)
Jody K. Hadley, 39, of Brazil, died at 5:06 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He had been disabled several years with multiple health problems and, before his death, had been hospitalized 45 days. Born in Terre Haute on June 4, 1964, he was the son of Robert Hadlay and Norma Ball Hadlay. He attended Brazil High School and resided here most of his life...
HARRY WAYLAND 'BUD' HERBERT (11/24/03)
Harry Wayland "Bud" Herbert, 88, of Polanddied at 9 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Cunot, Owen County, Ind., he was the son of Albert Henry (1882 -- 1961) and Iva M. (Knoll) Herbert (1881 -- 1971.) As a little boy, he delivered bottled milk with his little red wagon in the town of Cloverdale, and graduated from High School there in 1933...
ERICA AVELYNE HOPE FISCHER (11/28/03)
Erica Avelyne Hope Fischer, infant daughter of John III and Jessica Payne Fischer of Center Point, was stillborn at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at Union Hospital. Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Katharine Olivia Grace and Sydney Elizabeth Faith Fischer; grandparents, Don and Lynne Payne of Bridgeton and the Rev. John and Ruth Fischer of Center Point; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
ALBERTA I. NICHOLS SINDLINGER (11/17/03)
Alberta I. Nichols Sindlinger, 86, of Plainfield, Ind., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, in Clarion Health Hospice at Indianapolis. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Poland, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Rubeck Nichols. She married Oscar O. J. "Jerry" Sindlinger in 1936. He preceded her in death in 2002...
BRUCE ALAN YOUNG (11/17/03)
\Bruce Alan Young, 45, of Baton Rouge, La., formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003, unexpectedly at his residence. Born Feb. 19, 1958, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Robert and Saralu Draper Young. He grew up in Brazil, graduating from Brazil High School in 1976. He played football and basketball in high school...
JACOB F. "JAKE" HIRT III (11/17/03)
Jacob F. "Jake" Hirt III, 78, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday evening at the Putman County Hospital. He was born on Nov. 4, 1925, in Greencastle, to Jacob F. Hirt II and Thelma (Koessler) Hirt. He was a graduate of the Greencastle High School class of 1943. On Dec. 24, 1944, he married Mary Mace who survives...
NANCY COOPER (11/03/03)
Nancy Cooper, 62, of Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2003, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She died unexpected Sunday morning following surgery on Thursday. Born May 6, 1941, in Parke County, she was the daughter of Herbert J. Walton and Maudie Phelps Walton. She attended Bridgeton High School...
NORVAL PICKETT JR. (11/03/03)
Norval Pickett Jr., 74, of Brazil, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at 2 p.m. in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been a patient there since Sept. 7, 2003. Born May 31, 1929, in Glasgow, Ky., he was the son of Norval Pickett Sr. and Willie Mabel Choate Pickett...
ERNEST HUBERT LEACH (11/03/03)
Ernest Hubert Leach, 80, of Terre Haute, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, in his residence. Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Ernest Hobart and Laura Josephine Graves Leach. He married Virginia Mae Kimmerle-Hyde on Sept. 11, 1943. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Tryon and husband, Bob, of Brookston, Ind., Virginia Swearingen and husband, Larry, of Brazil and Middie Kerins of Fontana, Calif; four grandsons, Chad Tryon, Shawn Swearingen, Scott Swearingen and John Ray Kerins II and wife, Kim; a granddaughter, Laura Swearingen; six great-grandchildren, Desarae Kerins, Stacia Kerins; Justin Kerins, Jordan Kerins, Austin Westfall and Seth Westfall; two sisters, Beverly Egnew of Linton, Ind., and Kathryn Rogers of Terre Haute; a brother, Howard Joseph Leach, of Terre Haute; several nieces; and nephews.. ...
MARGARET L. NICHOLLS (11/03/03)
Margaret L. Nicholls, 75 of Brazil died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at 2:05am at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Clay County, the daughter of Henry and Irene Courtney. Feb. 8, 1947, she married Charles F. Nicholls; he survives. She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother...
MARTHA ELLEN (KITCHIN) RUSH (11/04/03)
Martha Ellen (Kitchin) Rush, 83, of Kokomo, formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Kokomo St. Joseph Hospital. Born June 16, 1920, in the Kingston area of Decatur Co., she was the daughter of Thomas J. Kitchin and Lillian Ellen (Moore) Kitchin...
ELSIE VINNETTA HUBBLE CRAIG WALK (11/04/03)
Elsie Vinetta Hubble Craig Walk, 70, of Brazil died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. Born Aug. 16, 1933, in Jamestown, Ind., she was the daughter of James William and Florence Adeline Reese Hubble; they are deceased...
THERESA 'TERRI' SWALLS MORGAN (11/05/03)
Theresa "Terri" Swalls Morgan, 46, of Cory, died in the St. Vincent Hospital emergency room on Tuesday evening. Born in Terre Haute on May 20, 1957, she was the daughter of Daniel Swalls and Betty Auler Swalls and her parents survive. She was a graduate of the nursing program at Ivy Tech State College in Terre Haute...
BELVA M. LIVINGSTON (11/06/03)
Belva M. Livingston, 72, of Ashboro, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Newark, N.Y., on July 31, 1931, she spent her early life there and moved to Clay County in 1979. She and her husband spent their winter months in Punta Gorda, Fla...
REV. MILLIE A. BOETJER-PATTERSON (11/06/03)
The Rev. Millie A. Boetjer-Patterson, 69, of Vandalia, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at 3:32 a.m. at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. She was born Aug. 3, 1934, the daughter of Robert and Melinda Wetnight Neville. They preceded her in death, as did her first husband, Jack Boetjer, and one brother...
MARY JANE RECORDS (11/06/03)
Mary Jane Records, 81, of Greencastle, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at the Waters of Greencastle. Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Urzinus Emmanuel and Cordella "Della" Kellum Sendmeyer. She was a graduate of a Clay County high school...
ROBERT D. WALKER (11/10/03)
Robert D. "Bob" Walker, 80, of Rosedale, died at 1:23 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. He was a retired boilermaker. He was born Nov. 18, 1922 in Vigo County, Indiana to the late Jack Walker and Charlotee Boltz Walker. Survivors include his wife, Martha Archer, whom he married on Nov. ...
BRADLEY LYNDON 'BRAD' WALKER (11/12/03)
Bradley Lyndon "Brad" Walker, 42, of Bedford, Ind., died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. He was born on May 19, 1961, in Brazil to Helen Tallman Walker, surviving, of Loogootee, Ind., and the late Chester Walker. He graduated from McKinley High School in Danville, Ill., in 1984. He spent most of his life in the Danville area, but also lived briefly in Tennessee before moving to Bedford in 1999...
CLARENCE W. MORLAN (11/13/03)
Clarence W. Morlan, 88, of Brazil, died Tuesday , Nov. 11, 2003, at the Clay Health Center. Born April 15, 1915, in Parke County, he was the son of Arthur and Ida Kibbee Morlan. He graduated from Bridgeton High School, Class of 1933. He played on the basketball team while in high school and later managed a baseball team...
LARAVEL L. GREENWELL (11/14/03)
Laravel L. Greenwell, 78, of Clay City died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at the Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Clay City, he was the son of Melvin and Nellie Lankford Greenwell, who have preceded him in death. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and also an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict...
ESTHER M. JACKSON (11/28/03)
Esther M. Jackson, 80, of Greencastle, died Wednesday at her daughter's residence. The daughter of Samuel R. Strait and Charlotte Irene (Nichols) Strait, she was born on Oct. 19, 1923, in Indianapolis. She was married to Clarence Donavon McCammack, who preceded her in death on July 29, 2003...