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Obituaries from January 2004

BILL DICKISON (01/30/04)
Bill Dickison, 69, of West Terre Haute, died at 10:51 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in his residence. Born March 18, 1934, at Brazil, he was the son of Hugh and Florence Clark Dickison. He was retired from Indiana Gas and Chemical at Terre Haute. He was an Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 501 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6574, both at West Terre Haute...
ARTHUR W. LINTON (01/21/04)
Arthur W. "Art" Linton, 83, of Brazil died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Attica, Ind., he was the son of Alfonso H. and Bonnie Fern Derr Linton. He was a 1939 graduate of Van Buren High School. On July 24, 1943, he married Doris Tiefel in Sebring, Fla. She survives...
WOODROW 'WOODY' CRANE (01/20/04)
Woodrow "Woody" Crane, 89, of Rosedale, died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born July 14, 1914, in Clinton, Ind., to the late Cecil Robin Crane and Dora Jordan Crane. He graduated from St. Bernice High School in 1930 at the age of 16. He also graduated from Indiana State University...
ROBERT 'PETE' MASSINON (01/20/04)
Robert "Pete" Massinon, 77, of West Terre Haute, died at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 11, 1926, in Brazil to Anton Massinon and Sophie Egener Massinon. He was an automobile salesman, working most of his career at the former Adams Pontiac dealership in Terre Haute and retiring from Marshall Pontiac in Clinton in 1993...
CECIL WAYNE 'POPPY' GREEN (01/19/04)
Cecil Wayne "Poppy" Green, 85, of Brazil passed away at 12:25 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at home. Born in Hoosierville to Jesse Franklin and Alfrettia Drury Green on April 18, 1918, he married Rosemary "Nanny" Beeler on Sept. 16, 1939. She survives...
DAN SMITH (01/19/04)
Dan Smith, 91, of Brazil, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at home. Born in Clay County on Aug. 26, 1912, he was the son of Samuel and Cora Nickolson Smith. He served in the Army during World War II and enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling with his wife, Emma, and playing cards with family and friends...
LOUISE SMITH (01/19/04)
Louise Smith, 92, of Coal City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Owen Valley Healthcare Facility. She had been there one day. Born Oct. 1, 1911, in Owen County, she was the daughter of John Madison "Matt" Slough and Ada Dyar Slough. She graduated from Coal City High School and later married Raymond A. Smith, who preceded her in death in 1988. During World War II, she worked at the Naval Base in Williamsburg, Va., while her husband was in the Navy...
ASHLEY NICOLE LIGHT (01/19/04)
Ashley Nicole Light, 2 months old, of Brazil, died suddenly Jan. 15, 2004. She was born Oct. 22, 2003 at Indiana University Medical Center. She was the daughter of Joshua Light and Betty Marie Stuchell Light. She is survived by her grandparents, Randall Light Sr., Debbie Waymire, Betty and John Brunette; great-grandparents, Patricia Miller and Clement Brunette, and Joan and Bill Lovett Sr., all of Brazil; several aunts, uncles, great aunts and great uncles. ...
E. LUCILLE OSWALT (01/16/04)
E. Lucille Oswalt, 90, of Bedford, Ind., formerly of Mitchell, Ind., died at 7:13 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, in Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1913, in Brazil Township, Clay County, she was the daughter of Jasper Aden and Charlotte "Lottie" (Hock) Turner. She married James T. Oswalt, M.D., on Dec. 22, 1937. He died Jan. 13, 1980...
PAULINE S. DUGAN (01/16/04)
Pauline S. "Holly" Dugan, 88, of Brazil, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at her residence. Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Vinton, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Ruby Bode Simmons. Following graduation from Burlington High School she attended nursing school, earning her R.N. degree from Burlington Hospital School of Nursing in 1932. She moved to Brazil in the late 1940s with her husband, Robert Eaton, who preceded her in death in 1950...
BETTY F. (STEWART) FERRY (01/16/04)
Betty F. (Stewart) Ferry, 51, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at her residence in Linton, Ind. Born Dec. 10, 1952, in Sullivan, Ind., she was the daughter of Harry and Beatrice (Hubble) Stewart. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Ferry, of Linton; a daughter, Shanna Hollingsworth, of Linton; a son, Brian McCammon, of Indianapolis; three stepdaughters, Kim Stevens, of Brazil, Patty Mayle, of Brazil, and Lorrie Pierce, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Charles Stewart, of Linton, and Harry "Joe" (Sylvia) Stewart, of Linton; a sister, Patty (Larry) Browning of Kokomo; and seven grandchildren, Brook, Whitney, Logan, Jessica, Leslee, Ariel and Tray.. ...
RALPH WILLIAM JACKSON (01/15/04)
Ralph William Jackson, 81, of Brazil died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Pleasantville, Ind., on June 4, 1922, the son of Carl and Mary Jackson. He was a World War II veteran and was decorated with the Purple Heart. He worked at Mobil Oil Corporation for 42 years...
KENNETH HASSLER (01/15/04)
Kenneth Hassler, 81, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at the Meridian Nursing & Rehab Center in Indianapolis. Born in July of 1922 in Reelsville, he was the son of Roy and Gladys Jessup Hassler. He served in the United States Army and he worked as a laborer and in general construction for several years...
DENNIS A. PHILLIPS (01/24/04)
Dennis A. Phillips, 54, of West Newton, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in West Newton. She was born Dec. 19, 1949, in Indianapolis, the son of Lawrence B. Phillips and Joan Douglas. He was married to Monna F. Cullison and has resided in West Newton for nine years...
BARBARA ANN ROLLINGS (01/26/04)
Barbara Ann Rollings, 73, of Brazil, died Friday in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Elnora, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and the late Gladys L. (Schwabe) Pershing. Rollings married Curtis R. Rollings Aug. 7, 1948, in Brazil...
JERRY D. CHURCH (01/26/04)
Jerry D. Church, 67, of Linton, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. Born March 30, 1936, in Coalmont, Ind., he was the son of Coy Bland "Mike" Church and Eldred Irene (Craig) Church Bicard Greenwood...
CONNIE J. ROBISON (01/30/04)
Connie J. Robison, 57, of Terre Haute, died at 4:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Clay County Health Center, where she had been a patient for only a few weeks. She was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of Harry C. and Virginia Frazier Fields...
HENRIETTA BARHAM (01/30/04)
Henrietta Barham, 75, formerly of Indianapolis and Gary, Ind., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Preston and Ruby Barham, Rock Island, Ill. She was born March 8, 1928, in Brazil, the daughter of Henry and Mary Beachum Patton. After graduating from high school she attended Purdue-Calumet School of Nursing, Hammond, Ind...
VIRGINIA D. BEAMAN MANWARING (01/30/04)
Virginia D. Beaman Manwaring, 75, of Terre Haute, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at 10:03 p.m. in Union Hospital. She was born March 28, 1928, in Truman, Ark., to William Add Hogan and Orgie Cribbs Hogan. She worked as a supervisor at the CBS Tape Plant and later at the Water Wheel Restaurant. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church...
JACK EUGENE RIGGLE (01/30/04)
Jack Eugene Riggle, 71, of Mountain Home, Ark., died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004. Jack Eugene Riggle was born March 31, 1932, at Jacksonville, Ind., the son of James O. and Ruth M. Haseman Riggle. He married Enid J. Flowers March 22, 1953, in Terre Haute...
VIOLET LASSELL (01/30/04)
Violet Lassell, 90, of Brazil and formerly of Brownsburg, Ind., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at Holly Hill Healthcare. She had been a resident there for 6 1/2 months. Born July 9, 1913, to Alfred and Stella M. Sexton in Jasonville, Ind., she married Wilber Lassell on July 25, 1948. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1974...
WILLIAM FRANKLIN REAM (01/30/04)
William Franklin Ream, 83, of Center Point died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at 7:30 a.m. in his home. Born March 31, 1920, in Harrison Township, Clay County, Ind., he was the son of Albert and Nancy Florence Steiner Ream. He moved with his parents and sister to Center Point in 1926...
ROBERT LARRY PICKETT (01/30/04)
Robert Larry Pickett, 63, of Hymera, formerly of Staunton, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in Regional Hospital. Born July 7, 1940, he was the son of John Calvin and Agnes Sherr Pickett. Survivors inlcude a son, Lonnie Pickett; two sisters, Janice Pickett and Frances Iverson; several nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and nephews...
JIMMIE H. PHELPS (01/30/04)
Jimmie H. Phelps, 70, of Brazil, died at Union Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, from a massive stroke. Born March 5, 1933, he was the son of Edward J. Phelps Sr. and Grace (Durbin) Phelps. An Army veteran, he served during the Korean conflict as an Army medic...
GLADYS M. MITCHELL (01/28/04)
Gladys M. Mitchell, 90, of Rockville, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, in her residence at 4 a.m. Born Sept. 9, 1913, in Byron, Ind., she was the daughter of William Allen and Jane Rector Allen. She married Lowell Reid Mitchell on March 3, 1931; he died Nov. 12, 1965...
BONNIE STEPLER (01/28/04)
Bonnie Stepler, 84, of Clay City, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at 6:15 a.m. in Clay Health Center of Brazil. She had been a resident there for several years. Born Jan. 1, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Paul and Mary Loveall Schrader. She was a homemaker, a member of the Clay City VFW Auxilliary and worked for several years in the laundry department of Macanell Nursing Home...
ROBYN RENE (HALSMER) GOLDER (01/26/04)
Robyn Rene (Halsmer) Golder, 20, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Miami, Fla. Born Sept. 11, 1983, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Richard Halsmer, who survives, and Julia Ann Halsmer, who has preceded her in death. She attended Southwest Florida College and was an employee of TGI Fridays...
JULIA ANN (BEARD) HALSMER (01/26/04)
Julia Ann (Beard) Halsmer, 53, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. Born on June 27, 1950, in Lafayette, Ind., she was the daughter of Dorothy Conrad and Dwight G. Beard, who have preceded her in death. She married Richard Halsmer on June 10, 1972. He survives...
MAXINE REISINGER (01/15/04)
Maxine Reisinger, 84, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for 1 1/2 years. She was born April 6, 1919, in Vigo County, the daughter of Henry and Louisa Smith Vanatti. She graduated from Fontanet High School. In 1937, she married Robert Lee Reisinger...
FREIDA J. VANCE (01/15/04)
Freida J. Vance, 88, of Brazil, died at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in Holly Hill Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Brazil. Born Dec. 14, 1915, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Francis and Anna (Akers) Salin, who have both preceded her in death. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1933, where she was a member of the National Honor Society...
RONDA K. JOHNSON (01/15/04)
Ronda K. Johnson, 61, of Staunton, died 11:43 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly collapsing in her home. She was being treated for a heart ailment. Born in Clay County on Sept. 13, 1942, her parents were George Paul Hillenburg and Mary Ruth Glass Hillenburg, who have preceded her in death. She was a 1960 graduate of Brazil High School...
HELEN LORANE PETERSEN (01/05/04)
Helen Lorane Petersen, 80, of Brazil died at 6:51 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Oct. 20, 1923, in Oconto County, Wis., she was the daughter of Arno and Rose Radloff Moede who have both preceded Helen in death. She was a graduate of Suring High School. She married Clarence H. Petersen on May 25, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis...
JAMES HARRISON LOUDERMILK (01/05/04)
James Harrison Loudermilk, 83, of Brazil died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Clay County Health Center. Born Sept. 16, 1920, in Brazil, he was the son of James and Pearl Jordan Loudermilk. Following graduation from Brazil High School he entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 19, 1942, where he served in the Pacific Theatre in the 494th Quartermaster Depot Company until October of 1945...
BETTY JANE CLEPHANE (01/05/04)
Betty Jane Clephane, 68, a resident of Coal City since 1993, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at her residence. Born Oct. 30, 1935, in Marion County, Ind., the daughter of Katherine Rowe, who preceded her in death...
VICTOR E. BREWER (01/05/04)
Victor E. Brewer, 89, of Pike Township, Marion County, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004. Born Aug. 28, 1914, in Clay County, he was the son of the late Ezra and Maggie Laughlin Brewer. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School in 1933 and married his late wife, Mary E. Brewer, on Oct. 25, 1936, in Poland...
BETTY MAE SMITH (01/05/04)
Betty Mae Smith, 77, of Brazil died at 11:13 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born June 14, 1926, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Harry L. and Mildred McGranahan James. For 42 years she was employed by Stanley Home Products...
RUSSELL L. CHURCH SR. (01/05/04)
Russell L. Church Sr., 66, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1937, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Frank and Hazel Berkley Church. He was a meat cutter for IGA and Pages Food Stores in Terre Haute and Brazil and worked at the Rea Park Golf Course since his retirement in 1999...
RUSSELL L. CHURCH SR. (01/05/04)
Russell L. Church Sr., 66, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1937, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Frank and Hazel Berkley Church. He was a meat cutter for IGA and Pages Food Stores in Terre Haute and Brazil and worked at the Rea Park Golf Course since his retirement in 1999...
MARJORIE L. REAGAN (01/05/04)
Marjorie L. Reagan, 89, of Clay City, died at home on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004. Born Oct. 8, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Fabian and Ethel Mitchell Bicard, who are deceased. A homemaker, she was a member of the Faith Southern Baptist Church, a 1932 graduate of Clay City High School and she enjoyed gardening, flowers and crocheting...
ESTHER E. GOTTSCHE (01/05/04)
Esther E. Gottsche, 90, of Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died at 6:51 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Community Hospital South, Indianapolis. A homemaker, devoted mother and grandmother, she was born Feb. 1, 1913, in Colona, Ill. Her parents were Charles and Hattie Burg Westlund and she was a 1931 graduate of East Moline (Ill.) High School...
ESTHER ANN WOOLLARD BUTLER (01/02/04)
Esther Ann Woollard Butler, 88, of Greencastle, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. She had been in failing health for the past few years. Born July 3, 1915, in Patricksburg, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Allie Kitch Woollard and the step-daughter of Rula Rice Woollard...
MARK E. D. VANZANT (01/02/04)
Mark E. D. VanZant, 26, of Browling Green, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1977, in Bloomington, he was the son of Ronald W. and Sandra K. Fleener VanZant. He attended Ivy Tech State College in the Automotive Technology course of study at the time he died. He enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his daughter...
JOHN JOSEPH DUGAN SR. (01/02/04)
John Joseph Dugan Sr., 86, died 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Clay County Health Center. Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Indianapolis, he was the eldest of six children born to John and Marie Melvin Dugan. A graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, and a successful businessman, Dugan started his long career in the food industry while still in high school when he began working with Kroger grocery. ...
MARK JORDAN and LUKE JORDAN (01/07/04)
Mark Jordan and Luke Jordan, infant twins, were born and died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Ill. They were the sons of Greg and Lisa Morgan Jordan of Brazil. They died from complications from Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome...
CLARA L. WALKER (01/07/04)
Clara L. Walker, 83, of Brazil, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born July 6, 1920, in Carbon, the daughter of John W. Wilson and Muriel Murphy Wilson. She married Walter Walker in June of 1941; he preceded her in death...
RUTH LAFERNE 'FERN' MCNIEL (01/07/04)
Ruth LaFerne "Fern" McNiel, 88, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at 3:25 a.m. at Clay Health Center in Brazil. She was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of William and Gertrude Frederick Williams. She was a 1934 graduate of Wiley High School. She married William C. McNiel on Aug. 11, 1946...
JAMES R. BUELL (01/15/04)
James R. Buell, 89, of Greencastle, formerly of Staunton, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility at 8:35 p.m. He had been a resident there since the first of January. He was born May 9, 1914, in Clay County, the son of Charles Ross Buell and Nettie Lee Gregory Buell...
WILLIAM 'SCOTT' BOND (01/15/04)
William "Scott" Bond, 28, of Heritage Lake, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004. He was born Jan. 14, 1975, in Brazil, the son of William Bond and Kathy Chew Bond. He worked for the street department in the city of Greencastle. He attended Reelsville United Methodist Church...
CAROLYN S. DAVIS (01/13/04)
Carolyn S. Davis, 61, of Elwood, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, in St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. Born Aug. 23, 1942, she was the daughter of the late John Arthur Kantner and the late Margaret Cox Kantner. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed travelling and spending time with family and friends...
JANE L. PELL (01/12/04)
Jane L. Pell, 74, a resident of the Cardonia community, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at 5:54 p.m. in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room. Born in Brazil on Aug. 7, 1929, her parents were John and Gertrude Marks Morgan. She was a 1947 graduate of Van Buren High School...
ROBERT 'BOB' L. DICKEY (01/12/04)
Robert "Bob" L. Dickey, 52, of Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, Ind., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital due to complications from cancer. Born Sept. 12, 1951, in Greencastle, he was the son of Raymond and Nellie Long Dickey...
HOWARD 'RUSSELL' ESCOTT (01/12/04)
Howard "Russell" Escott, 75, of Brazil died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 1:53 a.m. in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1928, in Perth, Clay County, he was the son of William and Mary Lydia Clark Escott. He worked at Brazil Brick and Tile, Arketex, CBS and then retired from the maintenance department at Indiana State University...
ROBERT K. "BOB' PARIS (01/12/04)
Robert K. "Bob" Paris, 65, of Quincy, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born May 16, 1938, in Owen County, Ind., he was the son of Ross Myrl and Mary Caroline (Pullen) Paris. He was a farmer and truck driver with memberships in Millgrove United Methodist Church, Millgrove, Ind., and Sons of the American Legion, Post 281, Cloverdale, Ind...
RALPH JENNINGS (01/12/04)
Ralph Jennings, 74, of Brazil, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. A Brazil resident since 1953, he was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Minisink, N.Y., the son of Ralph and Charlotte Williams Jennings, who have preceded him in death...
CYNTHIA LYNN SANDLIN (01/12/04)
Cynthia Lynn Sandlin, 49, of Clay City, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1954, in Brazil, the daughter of Linden Leroy and Lela Luther Moss. A 1972 Clay City High School graduate, she was class secretary and sang "We've Only Just Begun" at graduation...
WALTER CRISS (01/12/04)
Walter Criss, 75, of Reelsville, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at 12:55 a.m. in his residence after a battle with cancer. He was born June 3, 1928, in Hymera, Ind., the son of Oscar Criss and Grace Reedy Criss. He joined the Army following high school and served until he was discharged in 1952. He worked in the print shop for CBS for 30 years...
KENNETH RAY DOWELL (01/09/04)
Kenneth Ray Dowell, 76, of Bryan, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1927, in Gary, Ind., to Ralph and Justine Ilas Dowell. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as well as the state of Ohio as a Medical Supply Manager. He moved to Bryan in 1971 from Columbus, Ohio, and where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the VFW...
NORMA JEAN PITTMAN (01/07/04)
Norma Jean Pittman, 77, of The Villages, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004. She was born in Terre Haute before moving to The Villages in Davie, Fla. She was a homemaker and retired real estate broker. She was also a Baptist and an avid golfer. She was active with The Villages Homeowners Association...
DANIEL R. ALBRIGHT (01/02/04)
Daniel R. Albright, 47, of Patricksburg, Ind., died at 6:43 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born March 3, 1956, in Greencastle, he was the son of John F. and Ruth Hinton Albright. An Army veteran, he was employed by Dick Culler as a custom farm worker. A member of the Life Christian Worship Center, he enjoyed hunting and fishing...