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Obituaries from March 2004

LOLA M. NESTY (03/26/04)
Lola M. Nesty, 95, of Brazil, died Friday, March 26, 2004, in Clay County Health Center. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Nesty. She was a longtime member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Harmony Sewing Circle and the Home Economics Club. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with family...
SONDRA 'SONNIE' ANDERSON (03/31/04)
Sondra "Sonnie" Anderson, 67, of Brazil, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at 6:51 a.m. in her residence. She was born May 2, 1936, in Springfield, Ohio, to John Edward and Juanita Edelene Nicison Buzard. She was an LPN for many years at the Clay County Health Center in Brazil and Foley Health Care in Foley, Ala...
CHRISTIAN DAWN HAMMAN (03/31/04)
Christian Dawn Hamman, 23, of Center Point, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born May 25, 1980, to Pam Knight Hamman. She worked as a cashier at Rally's in Clay County. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clayton Knight...
RODGER M. NEVINS (03/29/04)
Rodger M. Nevins, 47, of Brazil, died March 27, 2004, at his residence after an extended illness. He was the son of Paul E. and Helen M. Nevins. He enjoyed spending time with family and helping friends, and also enjoyed attending church at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, where he was a member...
GEORGE 'CLIFFORD' FULK (03/26/04)
George "Clifford" Fulk, 61, of Brazil, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at 6:34 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He had been failing in health for some time. He was born in Clay County on March 18, 1943, the son of George Wesley Fulk and Virginia Nadine Murphy Fulk. He graduated from Reelsville High School, Class of 1961. On Oct. 19, 1962, he married Paula Lovins Fulk; she survives...
ROSE BAKER (03/31/04)
Rose Baker, 62, of Reelsville, Ind., died Monday, March 29, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, after an extended illness. Born Dec. 12, 1941, the daughter of Ernie and Eunice Neild Baughman. She enjoyed animals, reading and spending time with family...
MARY J. CAME (03/18/04)
Mary J. Came, 91, formerly of Terre Haute and Brazil, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, died at Pleasant View Lodge in McCordsville, Ind. She was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Scotland, Ill., the daughter of Fred Osmon and Hettie Pierce Osmon. She was a homemaker and a member of the O.E.S. Chapter in Waveland, Ind., and of Judson Baptist Church...
PATRICIA K. THOMPSON (03/19/04)
Patricia K. Thompson, 64, of Washington, Ind., died at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004, in Daviess Community Hospital, Washington, Ind. Born Nov. 2, 1939, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Max and Helen Harris Thompson. Her father, Max Thompson, and a brother, Charles, preceded her in death...
JAMES E. SMITH SR. (03/23/04)
James E. Smith Sr., 68, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Montezuma, to James D. and Elvie M. Farris Smith. On April 4, 1958, he married Linda M. Dodson Smith; she survives...
VIRGINIA M. FREEMAN (03/18/04)
Virginia M. Freeman, 76, of Clay City, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at 4:35 p.m. at Southwood Healthcare Facility. She was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Brazil, the daughter of Theodore Mark Bass Sr. and Laura Mae Bryant Bass. She married Robert Freeman Jr. on Dec. 20, 1952. He passed away Nov. 22, 1974...
ROSALIE ELEANOR 'ELLIE' KNOX (03/18/04)
Rosalie Eleanor "Ellie" Knox, 74, of Brazil, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. She was born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Bowling Green, to Albert "Frank" Russell and Lillie Boomler Russell. She graduated from Galien High School in Galien, Mich., in 1947. After high school, she worked for Clark Equipment in Buchanan, Mich., until she married Eddie Knox on June 25, 1950, in Three Oaks, Mich. They moved to Brazil, where she spent the rest of her life...
MARY HAY (03/17/04)
Mary Hay, 74, of Avondale, Ariz., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in her home. Born Oct. 24, 1929, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Mike and Minnie Barnett, who are deceased. She moved to Arizona on July 12, 1984, and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Long, of Avondale; sons, Mick Hay of Goodyear, Paul Hay of Gilbert, Tim, John Sam and Danny Hay, all of Indiana; sisters, Marie Brooks, Connie Airhart and Rose Engle of Indiana; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
DANNY LEWIS BURCHETT (03/16/04)
Danny Lewis Burchett, 53, of Greencastle, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville. Born Oct. 28, 1950, in Zula, Ky., he was the son of Herschel and Audrey Daniel Burchett. He married Rebecca "Becky" Parrish on June 23, 1970, and she survives...
LEON BELL JR. (03/16/04)
Leon Bell Jr., 80, Brazil, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 2:22 p.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Center Point, the son of Leon Harvey Bell and Lillian Maegerlein Bell. He was a member of the Brazil Elks, where he had served as secretary and Past Exalted Ruler and was on the Initiation Ritual Team. He was the past president of the Rotary and enjoyed cooking...
LETHA CLAIRE HURST (03/16/04)
Letha Claire Hurst, 95, of Greencastle, died Sunday morning, March 14, 2004, at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born May 9, 1908, in Putnam County, the daughter of Robert and Addie Thomas Irwin. In April of 1951, she married Carl Hurst and he preceded her in death in March of 1979...
HAROLD E. SUTHERLIN (03/19/04)
Harold E. Sutherlin, 72, of Greencastle, died Thursday, March 18, 2004 at his residence. He was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Putnam County, the son of Victor Alfonso Sutherlin and Olive Edna (Abbott) Sutherlin. He was a member of the Hanna Street Baptist Church of Greencastle, American Legion Post #58, B.P.O.E. #1077, and Kiwanis. He was a merchant of appliances and furniture and a real estate broker in Greencastle. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
OPAL J. DELLACCA (03/19/04)
Opal J. Dellacca, 87 of Brazil, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 2004, at Clay County Health Center where she had been a resident since March,1999. She was born October 26, 1916, in Brazil, Ind., the daughter of Oscar and Janet Knox Bolin who have both preceded her in death. Following graduation from Hoosierville School she married Galvert Dellacca who has also preceded her in death...
OLIVE HIGGINS (03/19/04)
Olive Higgins, 87, of Brazil, died March 17, 2004, at Clay County Health Center. Born June 17, 1916, in Robinson, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie Gowin Brush. She enjoyed sewing and travelling. She was employed at Clay County Hospital, where she retired after 15 years of service as a cook...
KATHRYN E. SIEGELIN (03/26/04)
Kathryn E. Siegelin, 94, formerly of rural Brazil, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, where she had been a patient for six years. Born in Brazil on May 11, 1909, she was one of 12 children born to William Trout and Minnie Lawrence Trout...
CARL FREDERICK MITSCHER (03/25/04)
Carl Frederick Mitscher, 90, of Wilmington, N.C., and formerly of Indiana and Illinois, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Mariner Health Care Center. He was born in Brazil on Oct. 5, 1913, the son of the late Edward F. Mitscher and Savannah Atkinson Mitscher...
IRENE SPURLOCK (03/24/04)
Irene Spurlock, 83, of Owensboro, Ky., and formerly of Brazil, died Thursday evening, March 4, 2004, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Manilla, Ark., to John and Mary Moyer. She married John Spurlock in 1941. After moving around with the Air Force for many years, they made their home in Brazil in 1954...
RALPH ERNEST KNOWLES (03/24/04)
Ralph Ernest Knowles, 91, of Harmony, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Brazil, the son of Onnie Curtis Knowles and Bertha Clara Craig Knowles. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army, serving three different tours of duty. On Sept. 11, 1948, he married Mary Margaret Knowles; she preceded him in death in 2002...
CHESTER 'CHET' LEE SMITH (03/24/04)
Chester "Chet" Lee Smith, 74, of Brazil, died Monday, March 22, 2004, at 4 p.m. in his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Spencer, Ind., to Leon and Gretchen Smith. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brazil. He was also a member of the United States Air Force, which led to a distinguished career as an air traffic controller...
TERRY VANATTI (03/24/04)
Terry Vanatti, 46, of Rosedale, Ind., died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, in his residence from natural causes. The death was investigated by the Vigo County Coroner's office. Born in Clay County on July 11, 1957, he was the son of Dorothy Kidwell Vanatti and the late Merlyn Vanatti...
REBECCA 'BECKY' HUNTEMAN GRIMES (03/23/04)
Rebecca "Becky" Hunteman Grimes, 32, of Brazil, formerly of Fillmore, Ind., died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her home. She had been fighting cancer for four years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was pregnant with her second child. She was born Feb. 2, 1972, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Gary and Shari Stuart Hunteman. She was a 1990 graduate of South Putnam High School, where she was an active student...
MILDRED BIGGS KILLION (03/22/04)
Mildred Biggs Killion, 88 of Plainfield, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Hendricks Regional Health Center in Danville, Ind. She was born May 28, 1915, in Attica, Ind., the daughter of William and Ada Altman Lear. Mildred graduated from Staunton High School. She was a homemaker who also worked at the Bee Ridge School and at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a member of Peniel United Methodist Church...
CELIA MAXINE HURST BELL (03/16/04)
Celia Maxine Hurst Bell, 87, of Brazil, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been a resident of the Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Clyde E. and Celia Latta Hurst. She was a graduate of Wiley High School, the Class of 1935, and was in the National Honor Society...
PAUL E. BAILEY (03/16/04)
Paul E. Bailey, 68, of Brazil, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at 6:50 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born March 2, 1936, in Sullivan County to Ray and Edna Hunt Bailey. His father passed away when he was an infant, and he was raised by his stepfather, Raymond Kasinger...
PATRICIA JOAN HOSKINS (03/15/04)
Patricia Joan Hoskins, 68, of Brazil died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 2:20 a.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Born May 13, 1935, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of David Allen and Elizabeth Lee Rusk Smith. A 1953 graduate of Brazil High School, she later received her LPN license following graduation from Ivy Tech. She worked at Union Hospital for 10 years and Cloverleaf Healthcare for 15 years...
MR. RAY W. NEESE (03/05/04)
MR. RAY W. NEESE Ray Wilbur Neese, 78, of Lebanon, Ind., died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2004, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital in Carmel, Ind. Born in Poland on April 22, 1925, he was the son of the late Dennis Clifford and Lola Anna Nees Neese...
FRANKILIN 'FRANK" D. RANDALL (03/05/04)
Franklin "Frank" D. Randall, 65, of Carbon, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at 5:20 p.m. at Union Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Brazil, the son of Charles Alvey Randall and Goldie Sutherland Randall. He was a graduate of Brazil High School. On Aug. 31, 1986, he married Judy Rector, who survives...
CHRISTOPHER SEARS (03/04/04)
Christopher Sears, 27, of Terre Haute, formerly of Broken Arrow, Okla., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at 1:55 a.m. He was killed while walking down U.S. 40 in West Terre Haute. He was born July 11, 1976, in Vigo County, the son of Jack Leon "Sonny" Sears Jr. and Sharon Ann Snavely. He lived in Broken Arrow as a young boy, then came back to Vigo County, graduating high school at Terre Haute North...
ALLEN PRIDDY (03/04/04)
Allen Priddy, 37, of Brazil, formerly of Texas, died suddenly Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 1 p.m. He was born Feb. 16, 1967, in Wurzburg, Germany, the son of Alfred Priddy Sr. and Helen June Hillard Priddy. He graduated from high school in Copperas Cove...
PAUL LANGLEY (03/03/04)
Paul Langley, 85, of Brazil, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the Clay Health Center. Born July 31, 1919, in Brazil, he was the son of Scott and Clara Asher Langley. He lived for a short time in a group home at Crawfordsville, Ind. He has been a resident of several nursing homes during his lifetime. He used to ride his bike in the brazil area and enjoyed going to the Fourth of July celebration. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family...
DAISY ANITA HAVILAND CARPENTER (03/02/04)
Daisy Anita Haviland Carpenter, 79, of Sullivan, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 27, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Earl Haviland and Esther Croft Waggoner. She was a housewife and a member of Rebecca Lodge of Hymera and the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 717 in Worthington. She loved her family, sewing, and doing crafts and was a great eucherer, winning several tournaments...
STANLEY V. HART (03/02/04)
Stanley V. Hart, 61, of Clay City, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004. Born Nov. 22, 1942, in Owen County, he was the son of Delbert Leo and Geneva "Gene" Beatty Hart. He graduated from Patricksburg High School, Class of 1960 where he played basketball and baseball and was the class Valedictorian...
RICHARD L. 'JEFF' JEFFRIES (03/02/04)
Richard L. "Jeff" Jeffries, 67, of Rockville, Ind., died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in his residence. Born March 9, 1936, in Carbon, he was the son of the late Philip A. and Alma Martin Jeffries. Memberships included Carbon Baptist Church...
FLORENCE GRETCHEN FULK (03/01/04)
Florence Gretchen Fulk, 87, of Clay City, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, in Clay Health Center of Brazil. Born Feb. 24, 1917, in Owen County, she was the daughter of Dennis and Vertie Nation Dayhuff. She attended school in Owen County and later married John Willey Fulk, who preceded her in death in 1966...
BETTY NEVILLE (03/01/04)
Betty Neville, 50, of Brazil died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at her residence, from cancer She was born Jan. 17, 1954, in Brazil, the daughter of Oscar Joseph Bayer and Betty Jean Hardman Bayer. She worked at the Clay County Health and Rehabilitation Center for many years in the dietary department. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother...
ALFRED G. EMMERT (03/01/04)
Alfred G. Emmert, 93 of Brazil, died at 10:34 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Mr. Emmert was born December 12, 1910 in Jackson Township in Clay County. He was the son of John F. and Mary Dierdorf Emmert. He graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1930...
MILDRED F. BARNETT (03/05/04)
MILDRED F. BARNETT Mildred F. barnett, 88, of Knightsville passed away Friday morning at the Cloverleaf Healthcare Nursing Home in Knightsville. Born July 12, 1915, in Limedale, Ind., she was the daughter of Arthur and Emma McMurry Early. On Oct. 11, 1932, she married Otto Barnett and he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1982...
GEORGE E. ADAMSON (03/08/04)
George E. Adamson, 82, of rural Greencastle, died Friday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. He was born August 22, 1921, in Putnam County, the son of Howard Randall and Bertha Alice (Carmichael) Adamson. On March 17, 1948, he married Alice Marie Allee. She survives...
RONALD R. MOORE (03/08/04)
Ronald R. Moore, 66, of Plainfield, died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Brazil, Ind. He was a supervisor at the diesel shop at Conrail for 28 years, retiring in 1991. Prior to this he was a police officer for the Plainfield Police Dept. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
MAX EDWARD ELLIS (03/12/04)
Max Edward Ellis, 75, of Pimento, Ind., died at his home Thursday, March 11, 2004, at 3:45 p.m. after three years of being bedfast with his family and his very special nurse, Cindy White, by his side. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, at Howesville in Clay County to Basil E. Ellis and Enid M. Brush Ellis. He graduated from Blackhawk High School in 1946 and started working for Maurnee Coal Company as a block layer and carpenter...
CHRISTENA HAIN MILLER (03/12/04)
Christena Hain Miller, 92, of Brazil, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at 3:40 a.m. at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for three years. She was born Aug. 1, 1911, south of Staunton, the daughter of William O. Hain and Blanche Brandiff Hain. She graduated from Staunton High School in 1929...
MARY E. TRIPLETT HERBERT (03/12/04)
Mary E. Triplett Herbert, 90 of Brazil, died at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil. Born Sept. 29, 1913, on Robison Street in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late George Fredrick "Fred" and Mable Snow Triplett...
OSCAR JEFFERS (03/11/04)
Oscar Jeffers, 90, of Cory, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare Center. He was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Perry Township in Clay County, the son of Lewis and Hattie Hofmann Jeffers. He graduated from Cory High School. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church. He was the district director for 39 years of the UDWI, the rural electric co-operative. He was a farmer in the Cory area...
ANDREW P. DECAMP (03/11/04)
Andrew P. DeCamp, 40, of Plainfield, Ind., died Tuesday, March 9, 2004. He was born Jan. 17, 1964, in Brazil and was in the concrete business for 25 years, the self-employed owner of APC Concrete for the past few years. Survivors include his spouse, Heidi; his mother, Ruth DeCamp, sons A.J., Patrick and Cooper; two sisters, Janet Stefanski and Jennifer DeCamp; and a brother, Mark DeCamp...
MARTHA MAE KLASS (03/10/04)
Martha Mae Klass, 83, of Coal City, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at midnight in the Good Samaritan Healthcare Facility in Jasonville. She had been a resident there for three years. Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Rockport, Ind., she was the daughter of Perry F. Fouts and Goldie Dayhuff Fouts. They moved to the Coal City area when she was a young girl...
KARL F. LEIFHEIT (03/09/04)
Karl F. Leifheit, 76, of San Antonio, Texas, died March 2, 2004, after an extended illness. Born in Brazil on March 23, 1927, he was an accomplished and well-respected concert pianist. He started his musical training in Brazil at eight years old. After graduating from Brazil High School in 1944, he attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He became the featured pianist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein...
JIM BAYER (03/09/04)
James William "Jim" Bayer, 85, of Saltillo, Miss., died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his residence after a lengthy illness. A native of Harmony, Ind., he lived in Brazil prior to his military service. He was an Army veteran and had served in the European Theatre during World War II. He lived in Indianapolis for 28 years before moving to the Saltillo area in 1974...
JANE B. NICHOLS (03/08/04)
Jane B. Nichols, 66, of Brazil, died 12:18 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Ind. She was born June 20, 1937 in Brazil, Ind. She was the daughter of Milber and Grace Hardesty Snyder. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. Jane was employed as a cashier at Kroger for 29 years until her retirement...
LEE E. BROWN (03/08/04)
Lee E. Brown, 90, of Brazil, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1913 in Clay County, the son of Floyd O. and Susan Smith Brown. He married Alice Lucille Doliana Aug. 19, 1939. He was a member of the Annunciation Church and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. ...
KELLY JOE HUGHES (03/08/04)
Kelly Joe Hughes, 48, of Brazil, died 7:40 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at his residence. Born July 1, 1955, in Brazil, he was the son of Guy A. Hughes and Marian E. Buchholz Hughes. He earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from ISU and was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, teaching for South Putnam...
MARTHA A. YOCOM (03/01/04)
Martha A. Yocom, 94, of Brazil and Jackson Township, died at 5:21 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville where she had been a patient since Jan. 1. Born in Parke County on Feb. 6, 1910, her parents were James M. and Nettie Ames Crafton. A 1928 graduate of Brazil High School, she later was a secretary for the former Worth Stigler insurance agency...