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Obituaries from February 2004

MARY ANNA ROGERS (02/02/04)
Mary Anna Rogers, 73, of Murfeesboro, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. A native of Lubbock, Texas, she was the daughter of the late R.C. and Anna Crim Wiley. She was married to Walt Rogers, who survives. She was a retired executive secretary with the Rutheford County Board of Education. Additionally, she was a member of the North Blvd. Church of Christ...
EDNA CLEO SIMMONS (02/16/04)
Edna Cleo Simmons, 77, of Brazil, formerly of Terre Haute, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Clay County Health Center where she had been a patient since May 2002. Born Dec. 6, 1926, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of James Franklin and Hannah Hastings Franklin...
JAMES E. SHAFER (02/18/04)
James E. Shafer, 65, of Greencastle, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2004, at the Putnam County Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Douglas County, Ill., the son of the Rev. Wilbur and Blanche Crawford Shafer. On Nov. 23, 1965, he married Sandra Winters and she survives...
ROBERT G. LITTLE (02/20/04)
Robert Little, 73, of Riley, Ind., died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute. He was born July 18, 1930, in Terre Haute. He was the son of Ernest and Kathryn Crozier Little, who have both preceded him in death...
CLAIR WILLIAM GASSOWAY SR. (02/20/04)
Clair William Gassoway Sr., of Brazil, formerly of Hagar Shores, Mich., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Union Hospital from complications following a heart attack. Born June 1, 1923, in Michigan City, Ind., he was the son of Elmer and Olive Brown Gassoway...
OTIS LEE TODD (02/20/04)
Otis Lee Todd, 93, of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at 4:16 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Walter and Edna Hampton Todd. He was raised in Crawfordsville and attended Crawfordsville High School...
SIDO M. WHITBECK (02/20/04)
Sido M. Dujardin Whitbeck, 71, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, after an illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1933, in Mishawaka, the daughter of the late Alberic and Irene Van Neuwenhuyse Dujardin. On June 22, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka, she married Ralph Whitbeck, who survives...
SIDO M. WHITBECK (02/20/04)
Sido M. Dujardin Whitbeck, 71, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, after an illness. She was born on Feb. 14, 1933, in Mishawaka, the daughter of the late Alberic and Irene Van Neuwenhuyse Dujardin. On June 22, 1957, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mishawaka, she married Ralph Whitbeck, who survives...
MARGARET BELLE ZUCH THOMAS (02/24/04)
Margaret Belle Zuch Thomas, 96, of Brazil died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at her daughter's home in Brazil. Margaret "Maggie" was born to Lewis Guy and Harriet Belle Walborn Guy on May 6, 1907, in Negley, Ohio. She attended Oak Grove School in Columbiana County, Ohio. She married Samuel Willis Zuch on May 18, 1926, in Rogers, Ohio. Following Samuel's death, she married Donald Clifford Thomas in Lisbon, Ohio, in April 1967. Donald has also preceded Margaret in death...
BRETT A. LUNDY (02/24/04)
Brett A. Lundy, 23 of Terre Haute died at 4:52 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, due to kidney failure at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born to James W. and Carla Zukunft Lundy on June 20, 1980, in Terre Haute. He loved to attend church and enjoyed gospel music, and he especially enjoyed listening to children's Christian songs. ...
ADA MARJORIE CRAVER (02/24/04)
Ada Marjorie Craver, 98, of Spencer, Ind., formerly of Bowling Green, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in the Owen Valley Health campus. Born Feb. 15, 1906, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles and Stella Skinner Hurley. On March 24, 1923, she married Roy Craver; he preceded her in death on March 17, 1969...
ROY LONG (02/24/04)
Roy Long, 80, of Brazil, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at 7:10 p.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a resident there a short time. Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Shelby County, Ill., he was the son of Walter and Ida Kern Long. Her served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II...
JOHN B. BUTLER (02/25/04)
¬?.Butler, 58, of Columbus, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at 6:12 a.m. at his home. He was born on April 4, 1945, in Columbus, the son of Everett "Jack" Butler and Dorothy Brooks Butler, who both preceded him in death. He married Norma K. Stevenson Butler on June 2, 1990; she survives...
MARY ELIZABETH WELCH (02/26/04)
Mary Elizabeth Welch, 92, of Lynn, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, in St. Vincent Raldolph Hospital, Winchester, Ind. Born Sept. 17, 1911, she was the daughter of Howard B. and Rema Godwin Chenoweth. She was married 62 years, until his passing, to Donald E. Welch, who died Oct. 7, 1996...
ELSIE MAE ZENTKO (02/27/04)
Elsie Mae Zentko, 77, of Crawfordsville, Ind., died at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Nov. 29, 1926, in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace Durbin Phelps. She attended school in Brazil and was a member of Grace Avenue Church of God in Crawfordsville...
CHARLES 'BILL' MEYER (02/27/04)
Charles "Bill" Meyer, 69, of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at 5 a.m. in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 10, 1934, in Clay County, the son of Alton and Elsie Pell Meyer. He graduated from Van Buren High School Class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and then served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1956-58...
JAMES R. SINDERS (02/27/04)
James R. Sinders, 88, of Clay City, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the home of his son Estel Sinders. He was born Aug. 24, 1915, to Levi and Nancy Duncan Sinders. On Sept. 15, 1937, he married Agnes Horton Sinders; she survives. He was a farmer in Clay County all his working years. The family raised livestock as well as grain. He was an active member of the church, serving in many areas. Since moving into the town of Clay City, he and his wife have been avid walkers...
STEPHEN D. SAWYERS (02/16/04)
Stephen D. Sawyers, 57, of Brazil, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in his residence. He had lived west of Brazil for the past 10 years. He had been in ill health for some time. Born in Vigo County on July 25, 1946, he was the son of William D. Sawyers Sr., and Telma Ercell Lord Sawyers...
VIRGINIA ANN SMITH (02/16/04)
Virginia Ann "Ginny" "Nana" Smith, 63, of Clay City, died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at home. Born June 15, 1940, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Clifford and Leatha Watkins, who have preceded her in death. On Jan. 31, 1960, she married Ted B. Smith in Lyford, Ind. They moved to Clay City from Cory in 1985. A homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending quality time with her family...
GLADYS L. RHEINFRANK (02/16/04)
Gladys L. Rheinfrank, 87, of Brazil, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Union Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1916, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of William C. Ferguson and Margaret Ralston Ferguson. She graduated from Staunton High School and worked at CBS for several years...
DORIS M. LEE (02/03/04)
Doris M. Lee, 70, of Carbon, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at 4:22 a.m. in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 1, 1933, in Parke County, the daughter of Seldon Franklin Miller and Myrtle Lorene Craig Miller. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. She married Charles Junior Lee; he preceded her in death in 1989...
MARJORIE O. HAUSER (02/03/04)
Marjorie O. Hauser, 94, of Poland, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at 1:45 a.m. in Holly Hills nursing home. Born July 27, 1909, in Clay County, she was the daughter of George and Nettie Meyer. She graduated from Ashboro High School and later married Walter K. Hauser, who preceded her in death in 1973...
BETTY M. BROWN (02/05/04)
Betty M. Brown, 74, of Terre Haute, died at home on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at 8:20 a.m. She was born July 31, 1929, in Terre Haute, the daughter of William B. Rogers and Edith P. Westfall Rogers. They preceded her in death. On June 1, 1947, she married Kenneth E. Brown; he survives...
L. RALPH WALTON (02/05/04)
L. Ralph Walton, 87, of Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute, where he had been a resident for six years. Born at Lena in Parke County on Jan. 12, 1917, his parents were Lawrence Walton and Ethel Pierce Walton. He was a graduate of Putnamville High School...
ANDREW S. GRIFFIN (02/06/04)
Services for Andrew S. Griffin, 16, of Brazil, will be held at noon Saturday in the Northview High School auditorium. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday. Burial will be in St. John's Church of Christ Cemetery. Flowers may be delivered to the auditorium after 8:30 a.m. at the south center doors...
JAMES BAUGHMAN (02/07/04)
James Baughman, 91, of Pearcy, Ark., formerly of Clay County, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2004, in a Hot Springs, Ark., nursing home. Born in Jackson Township on April 12, 1912, he was the son of Frank and Emma Baughman. He retired from Alcoa in Benton, Ark...
ALFREDA STEARLEY LAMBERT (02/07/04)
Alfreda Stearley Lambert, 89, formerly of Brazil, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nev. She was born June 4, 1914, in Brazil, the daughter of Jessie and Minnie Neville White. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1931...
CLARENCE H. 'PETE' PETERSEN (02/07/04)
Clarence H. "Pete" Petersen, age 85, of Brazil died at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Royal Oaks Health Care in Terre Haute where he had resided for about two weeks. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Racine, Wisc. He was the son of James S. and Flora (Petersen) Petersen who have both preceded him in death...
RUTH M. JINKS (02/10/04)
Ruth M. Jinks, 76, of Avon Park, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, Ky. She was a native of Franklin County, Ind., a member of the Union Congregational Church, Crystal Lake Golf Club and Crystal Lake Bingo Club, all of Avon Park, Fla...
WILLIAM RALPH 'BILL' SAMPSON JR. (02/10/04)
William Ralph "Bill" Sampson Jr., 70, of Brazil died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room. Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Fayetteville, Ark., he was the son of Ralph and Margaret Short Sampson. He moved with his family to Brazil when he was in grade school and graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956...
JANE E. FLOCKHART (02/11/04)
Jane E. Flockhart, 87, of Harmony, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at 8:12 a.m. at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only four weeks. She was born May 7, 1916, in Vigo County, the daughter of Charles E. Conway and Vera Larr Conway...
ROBERT LEE GARLIT (02/11/04)
Robert Lee Garlit, 74, of Terre Haute, formerly of Center Point, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. He was born on May 17, 1929, in Clay County. He was the son of William and Flossie Gaskin Garlit, who have preceded him in death...
QUENTIN HERMAN CAMPBELL (02/11/04)
Quentin Herman Campbell, 82, of Harmony, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004. He was born June 16, 1921, in Center Point, to Herman Harold Campbell and Enola Dressler Campbell. On Aug. 2, 1943, he married Susie Newport of Harmony, who survives. He retired from the U.S. Army and El Paso Gas Company. He lived in Phoenix, Ariz., after retirement. He was very active and donated his time to various organizations. He loved to repair, teach and build computers for senior citizens...
WILLIAM RALPH 'BILL' SAMPSON JR. (02/11/04)
William Ralph "Bill" Sampson Jr., 70, of Brazil died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room. Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Fayetteville, Ark., he was the son of Ralph and Margaret Short Sampson. He moved with his family to Brazil when he was in grade school and graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army 1953-1956...
JAMES E. "JIM" HALBERSTADT (02/13/04)
James E. "Jim" Halberstadt, 85, of Sullivan died at 4:47 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born May 7, 1918, in Wilfred to Oscar Halberstadt and Chloe Griffith Halberstadt. He graduated from Shelburn High School in 1935...
MARY GERBER JONES ELMORE (02/13/04)
Mary Gerber Jones Elmore, 78, of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004 at 8:40 a.m. at the Clay Health Center. She was born on April 21, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of Roy and Ruth Lucas Gerber. She attended many small school in Clay and Putnam Counties before graduating from Brazil High School in 1943. ...
MILDRED LEOTA DALTON (02/27/04)
Mildred Leota Dalton, 86, of Florida, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004. She came to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1977 from Thousand Oaks, Calif., and in 1979, moved to Seminole, Fla., and later to Largo, Fla. She was a member of Suncoast Community Church in Largo...