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Obituaries from December 2003

MATILDA O. WAGNER (12/31/03)
Matilda O. Wagner, 90, of Brazil and formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at 4:04 p.m. in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1913, in Jackson Township, Clay County, the daughter of David Jacob Burk and Cora Ann Fisher Burk. Her husband, Charles Wagner, preceded her in death...
BETTY MAXINE KUNKEL (12/23/03)
Betty Maxine Kunkel, 79, of Brazil died at 5:47 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2003 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Betty was born December 8, 1924 in Brazil, Indiana. She was the daughter of George and Clara McIntire Howard. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married Amos Edward Kunkel October 31, 1942. She attended Ebenezer Church and was a past Matron of Brazil Order of Easter Star No. 80...
GUYLENE DELSIE MAE HUGHES (12/23/03)
Guylene Delsie Mae Hughes, 70, of Franklin, Ind., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Johnson Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1933, in Sheboygan, Wis., she was the daughter of Guy and Dorthea Mittlesteadt Strong. She was a member of the Lutheran Church...
CLYDE H. GOTTSCHE (12/22/03)
Clyde H. Gottsche, 68, Brazil, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly collapsing. He was being treated for high blood pressure. Born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Henry Co., Ill., to Elon S. Gottsche and Esther E. Westlund Gottsche, later moved to this area. He was a 1953 graduate of Brazil High School and also attended Ivy Tech in Terre Haute...
MARGARET A. JONES (12/22/03)
Margaret A. Jones, 91 of Brazil died December 20, 2003 at 9:00pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born March 6, 1912 in Parke County the daughter of William F. Starnes and Sarah E. Kinsey Starnes. She was a graduate of Brazil High School Class of 1930. May 12, 1932 she married John Harry Jones...
CLARICE I. BENNETT (12/22/03)
Clarice I. Bennett, 91 of Brazil died Dec. 21, 2003, at 3:08am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born September 20, 1912 in Mansfield in Parke County. She was the daughter of Fred Pruett and Nellie Wells Pruett. She married Roy Bennett December 22, 1929 in Paris, IL, he preceded her in death...
DORIS M. LAWSON (12/22/03)
Doris M. Lawson, 77 of Harmony, passed away Dec.. 21, 2003 at 8:36am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 29, 1926, in Clay County, the daughter of Fred Elmo Starr and Nema Zenor Starr. April 22, 1950 she married William A. Lawson, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, and devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her family and crocheting...
CARL W. TRESNER (12/22/03)
Carl W. Tresner, 60, of Reelsville, Ind., and formerly of Dana, Ind., died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in the emergency room of Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. Born Feb. 17, 1943, in Dana, he was the son of the late Harry and Bonnie Bennett Tresner...
CHARLESETTA JOHNSON (12/22/03)
Charlesetta Johnson, 75, of Brazil died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at 8:50 p.m. in Clay Health Center. Born July 21, 1928, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lee Ruddock. She had been a decorator at Old Glory Flag and Decorators...
JEFFREY W. SLACK (12/22/03)
Jeffrey W. Slack, 39, of Brazil died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 13, 1964, in Brazil, he was the son of Jimmie G. and Judith Muncie Slack. A graduate of Brazil High School, he had worked for Hancor and Great Dane in Brazil; and for K&P Vending in Paris, Ill. He also owned and operated Act One Video in Paris for several years...
STEPHEN MEREDITH FRAZIER (12/22/03)
Stephen Meredith Frazier, 50, of Mooresville, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at his residence. Born in Brazil on Oct. 4, 1953, he was the son of Cecil Gayle and Susan Hester Booe Frazier. His father is deceased. He had been a barber at Indianapolis until his disability, had traveled with his mother for Olan Mills and had been a chef. He enjoyed fishing and being with people and he helped take care of his mother...
VIOLET JUNE SNOW (12/19/03)
Violet June Snow, 75, of Brazil, died at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Cloverleaf Healthcare Center in Knightsville. Born June 23, 1928, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late David and Frances Miller. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Victor, whom she married Oct. ...
BERNIE HEADLEY (12/19/03)
Bernie Headley, 69, of Ladoga, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at 2:24 p.m. at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Brick Chapel on Tuesday. Born June 29, 1934, at Brazil, he was the son of Elijah and Bernice Brown Headley...
JOHN LEROY FULTON BEAM III (12/19/03)
John Leroy Fulton Beam III, 35, of Brazil died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003. He was born May 10, 1968 in Elgin, Ill. He was the son of John and LaRue Shirey Beam. He worked as a steel worker at CSI in Tenn. and Great Dane in Brazil. John married Sande Cubel in Brazil, Ind. on May 12, 1994...
DELILAH J. DEWEY (12/18/03)
Delilah J. Dewey, 88 of Brazil, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare where she had been a resident for several years. Born Aug. 23, 1915, in Lena, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Fannie Thomas Gaskill. In 1933 she graduated from Brazil High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and the Drama Club. ...
JOAN A. STACKMAN (12/18/03)
Joan A. Stackman, 71, of Staunton, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at 9:15 p.m. in Union Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1932, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Hershel and Dorothy Reese Cheesman. She attended Brazil High School and on Feb. 7, 1953, she married Charles Stackman. He preceded her in death in November 1997...
DOROTHY DRESSLER (12/23/03)
Dorothy Ruth Dressler, 90, of Brazil, died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, where she had resided since breaking a hip in February. Previously, she lived 28 years at Cooper Towers. Born Feb. 25, 1913, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Ethel Knott McDonald and Charles "Mickey" McDonald...
LISSIE M. SMITH (12/24/03)
Lissie M. Smith, 91, of Cloverdale, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, Ind. She was born June 14, 1912, in Allen County, Ky., the daughter of Lemuel Lycyrgles Holley and Louise Jane Stenson Holley. She married Leonard Smith on July 21, 1934. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1970...
CORA A. EDWARDS (12/31/03)
Cora A. Edwards, 90, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at 12:50 a.m. at Southwood Healthcare Center. She was born on March 5, 1913, in Bridgeton to Charles Caress and Cora Salisbury Caress. She and her husband were the co-owners of Edwards Jewelers in Honey Creek Square. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist and the Mother Church in Boston...
CHARLES V. FULKERSON JR. (12/31/03)
Charles V. Fulkerson Jr., 58, of Clay City, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at his residence. He was born on May 12, 1945, in Clay County, the son of Charles V. Sr. and Iva A. Long Fulkerson. On May 27, 1995, he married Daisy Allison in Clay County; she preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2003...
ROY EDWARD MORLAN (12/30/03)
Roy Edward Morlan, 80 of Reelsville, died December 27, 2003, in North Carolina. Roy was born November 30, 1923, in Parke County near Lena, Indiana. He was the son of Bryan Jennings Morlan and Minnie Taylor Morlan who have both preceded him in death. He was a farmer on his own farm...
LEANDRA DAWN FRYE (12/30/03)
Leandra Dawn Frye, 34 months, daughter of Daniel L. and Stacy L. Fagg Frye, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room. She was born Feb. 3, 2001, in Terre Haute with the genetic disorder, Krabbe's Disease. She underwent a stem cell transplant at Duke University in August of 2001; the prognosis was good...
RODNEY DOYLE PAGE (12/30/03)
Rodney Doyle Page, 45, of Clay City, died at 3:22 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1958, in Henderson, Ky., he was the son of Jewell B. and Betty Parsons Page. He lived in Clay County for the past six years, moving here from Henderson, Ky...
MAX EARL HOPKINS (12/29/03)
Max Earl Hopkins, 85, of Brazil died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in his residence. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Brazil, he was the son of Ross and Nelle Schoppenhorst Hopkins. He graduated from Ashboro High School and was a farm in Clay County all his working years...
JAMES LEE SNOW (12/29/03)
James Lee Snow, 84, of Brazil died at 6:24 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in the Clay Health Center in Brazil. He retired in 1984 from Conrail after working 47 years in Terre Haute and Avon, Ind. Born Dec. 2, 1919, in Clinton, Ind., he was the son of the late Roy K. and Ethel Lou Fugate Snow...
JOHN J. LYNCH (12/29/03)
John J. Lynch, 97, of Brazil, died at 4:06 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Clay County Health Center. Born Feb. 26, 1906, in Brazil, he was the son of Hugh Lynch and Etta Fisher Lynch. His wife, Evelyn Sheperd, whom he married June 6, 1947, preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1992...
CAROLINE L. HOFFMAN SCHWENDEMANN (12/26/03)
Caroline L. Hoffman Schwendemann, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, in her daughter's home in Plainfield, Ind. She was born Sept. 5, 1921, the daughter of Charles Otis and Willie Mae Noland Johnson. She was the retired owner of Schwendemann's Upholstery shop in Terre Haute. She was a long-time member of the Eastern Star of Brazil and attended Souls Harbor with her daughter and family for a time...
HELEN F. HARVEY (12/26/03)
Helen F. Harvey, 79, of Greencastle, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 13, 1924, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Homer and Esther (Standley) Williams. On Nov. 29, 1943, she married Robert Harvey, who died in 1974...
RUTH M. BUFFINGTON (12/26/03)
Ruth M. Buffington, 86, of Brazil died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Clay Health Center where she had been a patient for more than three years. She previously resided at Cooper Towers. Born in Kokomo, Ind., on May 18, 1917, her parents were Willis and Kathryn Cassidy Hill. She had been a resident of Brazil most of her life...
RICHARD A. ARCHER (12/26/03)
Richard A. Archer, 82, of Brazil, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 6, 1921, in Coal Bluff, Ind., he was the son of Arizona and Louisa Wright Archer. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy until October of 1945. Following his military service he worked as an inspector at Twigg Industries and a truck driver for 35 years. He was also a registered watchmaker. He was a member of VFW Post 1127 and Carbon Baptist Church...
MARIAH ELAINE GOODWIN (12/26/03)
Mariah Elaine Goodwin, infant, was born Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at 3:42 p.m. and passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at 5:02 p.m. She was the daughter of Jennifer Stultz Goodwin and Charles Goodwin. She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Teresa Stultz of Brazil, Randi and James Goodwin of St. ...
WANDA HAUSMAN (12/24/03)
Wanda Hausman, 73, of Indianapolis died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. in Methodist Hospital. She had been battling kidney failure for some time. Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Center Point, she was the daughter of Alva and Altha Wells Ballinger. She graduated from Staunton High School in 1948 and later married Paul Hausman. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker...
ROBERT J. 'BILL' HUNT (12/24/03)
Robert J. "Bill" Hunt, 89, Brazil, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. Born in Brazil on Jan. 8, 1914, his parents were John Hunt and Hazel Moore Hunt. After graduating from Staunton High School in 1932, he moved to Indianapolis where he resided for 53 years and worked as a real estate salesman...
THOMAS LEE GORHAM II (12/18/03)
Thomas "Tom" Lee Gorham II, 51, of Greencastle, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born April 21, 1952, in Putnam County, he was the son of Thomas Lee and Garnet Williams Gorham. In 1989 he married Shirley Wisner and she survives...
DIANE L. TAYLOR PINNICK (12/18/03)
Diane L. Taylor Pinnick, 72, of Casey, Ill., died in her home of natural causes at 4:25 p.m. Wed. Dec. 17, 2003. Born Oct. 9, 1931, in Louisiana, Mo., she was the daughter of Ted and Evelyn Lorraine Vogel Taylor. She was a homemaker and volunteer for many organizations, including a thrift shop, election board, Girl Scouts and boy Scouts. Memberships included Casey United Methodist Church and U.S.O. She taught swimming lessons at the local fitness club...
RALPH EUGENE DRAKE (12/17/03)
Ralph E. Drake, 68, of Brazil, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, after an illness. Born June 13, 1935, in Vigo County, he was the son of William and Jeannetta Spurr Drake. He graduated from VanBuren High School, Class of 1953, and retired from Allison's in Indianapolis...
HAROLD LEE RODGERS (12/09/03)
Harold Lee Rodgers, 75, a Knightsville resident most of his life, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. He had been a resident of The Waters of Greencastle, a nursing care facility. Born in Knightsville on Oct. 29, 1928, his parents were Lowell and Lillie Murphy Rodgers. He had attended the former Van Buren High school...
FRANCES E. MEYER (12/09/03)
Frances E. Meyer, 98, of Bowling Green died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at 8:20 p.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. Born July 21, 1905, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Urzinus and Zula Cordella "Dell" Kellum Sendmeyer. She taught school at the former Poland School before marrying Arthur E. Meyer on June 9, 1929. He preceded her in death in December of 1988. She enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, gardening and canning...
WILMA J. YOUNG BAYER (12/08/03)
Wilma J. Young Bayer, 74, of Brazil, formerly of Caramel, passed away Dec. 5, 2003. Wilma was chief dietician at the Tebernacle Christian Academy for 30 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle Church. She is survived by husband Thomas M. ...
THOMAS WAYNE NUSSEL (12/08/03)
Thomas Wayne Nussel, 56, of Brazil, died Dec. 6, 2003 at 7:25 p.m., in Union Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1947 in Brazil, the son of Wayne Nussel and Marclene Fogel Nussel. He graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1965. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, receiving several commendations, including the Purple Heart...
EVA B. ETHINGTON (12/08/03)
Eva B. Ethington, 63, of Brazil, died Dec. 5, 2003, following a car/pedestrian accident on Hwy. U.S. 40 East. She was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Clay County, the daughter of Dorothy Ferry Guy. She attended school at Bee Ridge. During her working years, she had worked as an over-the-road truck driver. She also worked for the Department of Corrections at both Putnamville and Rockville. She was an associate at Wal-Mart and last worked as a clerk at the east Casey's convenience store...
ORVAL L. 'BLACKIE' AKIN (12/04/03)
Orval L. "Blackie" Akin, 77, of Mooresville, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind. He worked on the assembly line at AM General for 22 years before retiring in 1991. He was in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 555. He was also an avid fisherman and belonged to several local fishing clubs...
FRANCIS SOUTH JR. (12/04/03)
Francis South Jr., 60, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at his Edinburgh, Ind., residence. Born Jan. 30, 1943, in Brazil, he was the son of Francis South Sr. and Nellie Winn South of Brazil. He married Mary Lou Wrightsman on Dec. 29, 1961, in Brazil. She is deceased...
KATHRYN E. LAWSON (12/04/03)
Kathryn E. Lawson, 92, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin. She had been a resident there since March, 1996. Born March 21, 1911, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Roy and May Brann Tipton and graduated from Staunton High School...
FANNIE H. SILVERS (12/04/03)
Fannie H. Silvers, 99 of Brazil, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at 5:05 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 8, 1904, in Fayette City, Pa., the daughter of Stewartand Jane Sloan Law. On July 5, 1919, she married Russell F. Silvers; they were married for 65 years. She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother; a member of the Meridian Street Church of Christ and a devoted Christian...
FORREST RONALD URTON (12/02/03)
Forrest Ronald Urton, 82, of New Castle, Ind., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Henry County Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Lena, Ind., he was a son of the late John Thomas and Nancy Combs Urton and a direct descendant of Peter Urton who, at age 15, became a Revolutionary War soldier in Faquier County, Va. He was also the grandson of Civil War veteran John T. Urton of Garrard County, Ky...
CHARLES HENRY LILLYBLADE (12/02/03)
Charles Henry Lillyblade, 77, of Brazil, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Union Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Brazil, he was the son of Russell and Maggie Warren Lillyblade. He graduated from Staunton High School and joined the Navy, serving during World War II...
CHAR L. STAGGS (12/02/03)
Char L. Staggs, 54, of Cory, died at 4:08 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Union Hospital. Born on Jan. 31, 1949 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Joseph Jr. and Rose Marie Pierce Traum who have preceded her in death. She was a 1967 graduate of Garfield High School and also a graduate of Ivy Tech and worked as an LPN at Meadows and Southwood Nursing Homes...
MARY E. POOLE (12/01/03)
Mary E. Poole, 83, of Brazil, died 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hosiptal. Born on Dec. 26, 1919, in Daviess Couny, Indiana, she was the daughter of Nick and Thresa Bernice Cone Petroff, who have preceded her in death. She was raised in Terre Haute and was employed many years at CBS...
CLARENCE R. GREENLEE (12/01/03)
Clarence R. Greenlee, 86, of Marshall, Ill., passed away 12:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a retired farmer and iron worker. He was born July 1, 1917, in Dennison, Ill, the son of Robert Greenlee and Ethel Lawnsberry Greenlee. He married Cleda E. Minnich on Oct. 18, 1937. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2003...
RON ALAN MARTIN (12/01/03)
Ron Alan Martin, 29, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, in Louisville, Ky. He was born Feb. 16, 1974, in Brazil, to Ronald and Judie Crode Martin, who survive. He was a machine operator for Metal Sales of Sellersburg, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Angela M. ...
EMMA M. CARNEGIE (12/10/03)
Emma M. Carnegie, 57, of Brazil, and formerly of Rockville, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born July 23, 1946, to the late Herschel Southard and Ollie Belle Hollis. She was a 1964 graduate of Rockville High School...
JAMES LUTHER TYLER (12/10/03)
James Luther Tyler, 91, of Rockville, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Heritage House of Clinton. He was born Feb. 15, 1912, in Wolf County, Ky., to the late Robert Lee and Elize Shepherdd Tyler. He was a retired farmer and owned Luther Tyler Sales and Service, an Oliver Farm Machinery Dealership in Bellmore...
WAYNE RICHARD CLAYTON (12/17/03)
Wayne Richard Clayton, 82, of Terre Haute, died at 12:38 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Dec. 26, 1921, at West Terre Haute, he was the son of James Edward "Ted" and Flora Belle Davison Clayton. He was a retired coal miner with the United Mine Workers of America, having worked in several mines in the Terre Haute area...
MINNIE M. HARDEN (12/16/03)
Minnie M. Harden, 101, of Clay City died at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 7, 1902, in Clay City, she was the daughter of George and Ora May Addy Hines who have preceded her in death. A homemaker she was a member of Cory Zion United Church of Christ. She loved sewing, quilting and flowers...
RALPH E. THOMAS (12/16/03)
Ralph E. Thomas, 75, of Greencastle, Ind., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, in Putnam County Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Clinton Township, Ind., he was the son of William and Clara O. Boswell Thomas. He married Margaret Maxine Flanigan in 1953. She survives...
RUTH MARIE ADDY (12/16/03)
Ruth Marie Addy, 81 of Spencer, died Dec. 12, 2003 at a Spencer nursing home. Born Jan. 29, 1922, she was the daughter of Ralph and Nela Mae Parrish Bixler. She married Floyd Addy. She was affiliated with the Nazarene Church and was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters...
JOHN W. HALTOM (12/16/03)
John W. Haltom, 74 of Plainfield, formerly of the Poland area, died Dec. 12, 2003, at 8:57 a.m. at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Born Oct. 21, 1929, in Cloverdale, he was the son of William and Nina Kelly Haltom. He graduated from Cloverdale High School. He worked at the Allison plant in Indianapolis for several years before retirement. On Aug. 17, 1959, he married Dorothy Duncan Haltom; she survives...
ADRIAN L. OXBY (12/16/03)
Adrian L. Oxby, 85, of Brazil died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at his home following a short illness. Born July 8, 1918, in Pike County, he was the son of John and Audie Chapman Oxby. A graduate of Spurgeon High School in 1937, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1944...
JAMES A. KEEN SR. (12/16/03)
James A. Keen, Sr., 76, of Brazil died 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Sept. 27, 1927, in Old Hickory, Tenn., he was the son of Allen Keen and Era (Hunt) Keen. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army Company "B" 388th Military Police Service Battalion. He was a member of American Legion Post 2...
HARRY LEON MCKINNEY SR. (12/16/03)
Harry Leon McKinney, Sr. 81, of Seelyville died 8:08 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at his residence. Born March 2, 1922, in Brazil, he was the son of Edward McKinney and Ethel (Crabb) McKinney. On January 25, 1942, in Brazil, he married Bertha Jean Holley who survives...
JAMES W. STEPHENSON (12/16/03)
James W. Stephenson, 79, of Brazil died unexpectedly Dec. 13, 2003, at 3:30 a.m., in the home of his niece. Born April 2, 1924, in Clay County, he was the son of Homer and Lilly Hawkins Stephenson. He stayed at home with his parents until they passed away. He lived with his nieces and nephews. He attended the Church of the Living Christ...
HELEN E. MARTIN (12/16/03)
Helen E. Martin, 92, of Carbon died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in Royal Oaks Health Care. She was born Dec. 5, 1911, in Diamond, Ind., to George and Alice Mager. Survivors include one son, Richard Martin and wife, Kay, of Brazil; two daughters, Betty Smock and Kathleen "Cookie" Brown and husband Gilbert, all of Brazil; six grandchildren, Rhonda Jenkins, Tammy Sinders, Sheri Weber, Scheryl Withers, Pam Chamberlain and Jimmy Brush; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Meredith and Geri Lynn Jenkins, Jonathan and Elizabeth Sinders, Richard and Brent Withers, Beau and Dylan McKinney; one great great-granddaughter, Madison Jenkins; three sisters, Kate Langran of Tenn., Pauline Julbert of Seelyville and Norma Painter of Illinois, and one niece, Joan Rightsell.. ...
LARRY D. MICHAEL (12/12/03)
Larry D. Michael, 60, of Brazil died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003. Born Dec. 26, 1942, in Clay County, he was the son of Elmer and Mabel Starrett Michael who have preceded him in death. A graduate of Brazil High School, he retired from Navistar in 1991 after 26 years of service...
ANTHONY 'TONY' WAYNE MARLOWE (12/11/03)
Anthony "Tony" Wayne Marlowe, 40, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at his residence in Brazil. Born June 2, 1963, to Priscilla Grice Sawyer and the late Gene Marlowe in Marion, S.C., he was employed at M.I. Home Products Inc., Brazil, as special delivery coordinator for six years...
BETTY JOAN STOUT (12/11/03)
Betty Joan Stout, 74, of Brazil, formerly a resident of Colfax, Wash., died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Nov. 10, 1929, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Herbert L. and Mattie E. Freeman Haney, who are deceased...
FRANCES E. MEYER (12/10/03)
Frances E. Meyer, 98, of Bowling Green died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at 8:20 p.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. Born July 21, 1905, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Urzinus and Zula Cordella "Dell" Kellum Sendmeyer. She taught school at the former Poland School before marrying Arthur E. Meyer on June 9, 1929. He preceded her in death in December of 1988. She enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, gardening and canning...
WILLIAM E. 'BILL' KNOX (12/10/03)
William E. "Bill" Knox, 63, of Spencer, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, in his residence. He was born July 12, 1940, in Clay County, the son Plummer and Iva Clingerman Knox. He married Violet Jahn Knox; she survives. He was a member of Faith Lutheran in Bloomington and served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965. He retired from G.T.E...
JOHN E. BUSSING (12/01/03)
John E. Bussing, 72, of Brazil, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Clay County, the son of Charles and Ola McClannahan Bussing. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1949. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. ...