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Obituaries from June 2004

MAX LEE MARTIN (06/02/04)
Max Lee Martin, 64, of Greencastle, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. Born Sept. 19, 1939, in Parke County, he was the son of Hobert Everett and Laura Viola May Martin. He was a graduate of Van Buren High School in 1957 and married Marilyn Mann Martin on Oct. 1, 1960, and she survives...
ROBERT WAYNE SANDERS (06/15/04)
Robert Wayne Sanders, 44, of Center Point, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 2, 1959, in Brazil to Robert L. and Florence Sanders, who both have preceded him in death. He was a self-employed electrician. Survivors include his fiancee, Denita Hall of Center Point; two sons, Ryan Sanders of Florida and Robert W. ...
TOYOKO TAKAHASHI REAGIN (06/15/04)
Toyoko Takahashi Reagin, 79, of Cory, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 8:30 p.m. in her residence. She was born April 23, 1925, in Iwate Ken, Japan, to Minokicki and Kinoe Magome Chiba. Since the age of four, her grandparents, Chohei and Asayo Takahashi, raised her. She married David W. Reagin in Tokyo, Japan in 1957 and moved with her husband to the U.S. in 1960. She was a homemaker...
THOMAS WHITMARSH (06/15/04)
Thomas Whitmarsh, 71, of Harmony, died 3 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2004, in Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He had been in failing health and had undergone heart surgery five years ago. He was born in Harmony on May 10, 1933. His parents were Charles Whitmarsh and Irene Shaffer Whitmarsh. He was a graduate of Van Buren High School...
MELODY SHEA SNAVLEY (06/16/04)
Melody Shea Snavley, 31, of Carbon, died suddenly Sunday, June 13, 2004, at her residence. She had been battling diabetes for the past several years. She was born July 29, 1972, in Greely, Colo., the daughter of Jon Letourneau and Ann Davis Letourneau. Her father died when she was an infant and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Ray Gardner...
THOMAS 'TOM' O'DELL (06/18/04)
THOMAS 'TOM' O'DELL Thomas "Tom" O'Dell, 67, of Carbon, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 17, 2004. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Carbon, the son of Thurman and Ruby Carlin O'Dell. In his lifetime, he worked at Adams Sawmill and Ringo Sawmill; for the Clay County Highway Department; and last, for Dr. Dennany, doing maintenance and lawn work. He enjoyed fishing and boating...
RICK A. RHUEBOTTOM SR. (06/18/04)
RICK A. RHUEBOTTOM SR. Rick A. Rhuebottom Sr., 44, of Terre Haute, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in the emergency room of Union Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1959, in Terre Haute, the son of William C. Rhuebottom and Eva Ilene Jones Rhuebottom...
MARGARET C. THOMPSON (06/18/04)
MARGARET C. THOMPSON Margaret C. Thompson, 82, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, June 17, 2004. She was a homemaker. She previously worked for Wm. H. Block department store for several years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 404 in Northpark...
MAXINE MORRIS WINN (06/22/04)
Maxine Morris Winn, 82, of Brazil, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born March 12, 1922, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Homer and Alta Williams Buck. Her husbands, Lester E. Morris and Abe Winn, preceded her in death. She worked as a seamstress at Windbreaker and in the laundry at Slack's Hotel. She was a member of Center Point United Methodist Church...
ILENE McCOLLISTER (06/24/04)
Ilene McCollister, 88, of Brazil, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at 11:05 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was the daughter of Clifford and Rose Dowden Easter. She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Terre Haute. She lived in Saline City as a child and attended Ashboro School...
ANNA K. LANE (06/24/04)
Anna K. Lane, 87, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004. She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Brazil. Her parents were James T. and Grace Hardsty Shepard. She was employed for many years by U.S. Postal Service as a mail sorter. She was a member of Southport United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Chapter U of the International P.E.O. Sisterhood and her book club...
OPAL HARSTINE (06/28/04)
Opal Harstine, 94, of Terre Haute, formerly of Clay City, died Friday, June 25, 2004. She had been a patient at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born June 12, 1910, in Lewis Township, she was the daughter of Harley and Esta Keller Shidler. She was married to James "Jim" Harstine. ...
CHESTER 'CHET' BURNETTE (06/28/04)
Chester "Chet" Burnette, 70, of Reelsville, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at 8:55 p.m. at his residence. Born in London, Ky., on Feb. 28, 1934, he was the son of Balton and Laura Jones Burnette. Chet resided in Reelsville, Ind., with his wife, Dorothy B. "Dottie" (Melton) Burnette. They were married Sept. 8, 1978, in London, Ky...
JOY M. LEOHR (06/29/04)
Joy M. Leohr, 86, of Clay City, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at 12:45 a.m. at her residence. She was born March 9, 1918, in Owen County, the daughter of Charley and Hattie Morris Leohr. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1936. She worked in the family grocery, Leohr's Market, until it closed. Later she worked at Crist Jewelry Store in Clay City for many years...
ELBERT 'BUGS' NELSON (06/29/04)
Elbert "Bugs" Nelson, 79, of Brazil, died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Royal Oaks Healthcare in Terre Haute. He was born June 10, 1925, in Brazil. He was the son of Elbert L. Nelson Sr. and Lena Trueblood Nelson. During World War II, he entered the U.S. ...
DONOVAN STEINER STEPHENS (06/29/04)
Donovan "Don" Steiner Stephens, 76, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, June 26, 2004. He was born June 27, 1927, in Brazil. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Allison Transmissions, retiring in 1981, after 30 years. He was a member and past commander of the VFW No. 201 and a past member of the American Legion Post No. 495...
WILLIAM ARTHUR GRONER (06/14/04)
William Arthur Groner died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in Houston Texas. He was born on a farm near Brazil, Indiana February 11, 1926. He was the youngest of four children born to Bertha Buck and Arthur Groner. After graduating from Brazil High School in 1944, he joined the United States Air Force where he was a tail gunner on a B-17 Bomber. ...
JEREMIAH LAVOINE (06/14/04)
Jeremiah Lavoine, 31, of Brazil, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in a traffic accident in Sullivan. He was born Oct. 5, 1972, in Quincy, Mass, the son of Robert F. Lavoine Jr. and Celeste Cobb Lavoine. He married Jennifer J. Monnett Lavoine on March 23, 1995. She survives...
ALICIA L. ADAMS BROWN (06/11/04)
ALICIA L. ADAMS BROWN Alicia L. Adams Brown, 39, of Reelsville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Brazil. She was born April 20, 1965, the daughter of Lynn Allen Adams and Leon E. Adams. She was a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for four years, working in Terre Haute, Cloverdale and Brazil nursing homes...
WILLIAM EARL 'WHITEY' ROESCHLEIN (06/02/04)
William Earl "Whitey" Roeschlein, 81, of Rising Sun, Ind., died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital, Cincinnati, due to renal failure. Born July 10, 1922, in Clay County, Ind., he was the son of Earl C. and Seddona Deakins Roeschlein. He married Marsha A. Ferguson on Feb. 22, 1964...
INEZ A. PARKER (06/02/04)
Inez A. Parker, 84, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Putnam County Hospital. Born April 27, 1920, in Lena, Ind., she was the daughter of Isaac Wise and Katherine Ellen Miller Morlan. In July, 1939, she married Thomas D. Parker and he survives...
ALINE M. McGLONE (06/02/04)
Aline M. McGlone, 77, of Brazil, died at 8:10 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, at Holly Hill Health Care where she had been a resident patient since 1999. Born in Vigo County on June 2, 1926, her parents were Arthur and Jenny Krockenberger. She was a graduate of Garfield High School...
JOE GREY, JR. (06/02/04)
Joe Grey, Jr., 81, of Brazil, died May 29, 2004, at 12:50 a.m. at his residence due to complications from mucosal melanoma cancer. He was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Brazil, the son of Joesph Grey, Sr. and Anna Nicholson Grey. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1941. He also attended Indiana State University. On Dec. 16, 1943, he married Joy Raines Grey. She survives...
CAROLYN SUE BLOODWORTH (06/02/04)
Carolyn Sue Bloodworth, of Lizella, Ga., died Saturday, May 29, 2004, in a Georgia hospital. She was the daughter of the late Paul E. Jenkins and was a member of the Williamson Road Baptist Church. She enjoyed raising parrots and exotic birds. She also enjoyed arts and crafts...
FRANCES HUNTER (06/03/04)
Frances Hunter, 82, of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at 3:40 a.m. in Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Noble Rex Fox and Frances McKinley Pittman Fox. She graduated from Glenn High School and married Melvin Hunter...
JERRY LEE BARRETT (06/04/04)
Jerry Lee Barrett, 57, of Center Point, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Methodist Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Brazil, the son of Robert and Dortha Megenhardt Barrett. He was raised in Center Point, attended Ashboro Elementary and graduated from Brazil High School Class of 1964...
MARK A. HOPKINS (06/04/04)
Mark A. Hopkins, 50, of Brazil, died Thursday evening, June 3, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 21, 1954, in Greencastle, he was the son of Wayne E. and Roberta J. Newgent Hopkins. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1972 and attended Vincennes and DePauw universities. He married Lisette Hopkins on March 29, 2003, and she survives...
JERRY LEE BARRETT (06/07/04)
Jerry Lee Barrett, 57, of Center Point, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Methodist Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Brazil, the son of Robert and Dortha Megenhardt Barrett. He was raised in Center Point, attended Ashboro Elementary and graduated from Brazil High School Class of 1964...
RICHARD FRANKLIN EVANS (06/07/04)
Richard Franklin Evans, 63, of Brazil, died 8:50 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Holly Hill Healthcare. Born May 24, 1941, in Clay County, he was the son of Renus F. and Rebecca Moore Evans, who have both preceded him in death. He attended Brazil High School. Following high school he worked for Pepsi as a truck driver until his retirement...
CLARENCE R.'NIG' SMITH (06/07/04)
Clarence R. "Nig" Smith, of Coal City, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at his residence. Born June 11, 1914, in Coal City, he was the son of Curtis and Della Snellenberger Smith. On Aug. 19, 1936, he married Luella Fulk, who survives. He began his years as a coal miner at the Bonnie Brook mine southeast of Clay City in October of 1933. ...
ELIZABETH 'BETTY' SMITH (06/07/04)
Elizabeth "Betty" Smith, 71, of Brazil, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at 6:50 a.m. in the Clay County Health Center. She had been a resident there for one week. Born Feb. 27, 1933, in Patricksburg, Ind., the daughter of Theodore and Mildred Allen Simmons, she attended school in Patricksburg. She was a member of the Good Tidings Tabernacle in Brazil. She was married to Leslie Ward Harrington; he passed away Aug. 26, 1993...
JAMES E. EDER (06/07/04)
James E. Eder, 91, of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 28, 1912, in Clay County, he was the son of Barbara Roeschlein and John Eder. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Carol Eder; five granddaughters and their spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Thomas...
BETTY E. LUCAS (06/10/04)
Betty E. Lucas, 75, of Knightsville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at 5:38 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Grafton, W. Va., the daughter of R. Edward and Dessie Shaw Hays. Her family moved to Indiana when she was a young girl. She graduated from Broadripple High School in Indianapolis. They moved to the Brazil area following her graduation, where she met and later married Kennth J. Lucas on Feb. 14, 1947...
BERNIE HEADLEY (06/10/04)
Bernie Headley, 69, of Ladoga, Ind., died Dec. 16, 2003 at 2:24 p.m. at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Brazil on June 29, 1934. He was a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking in Greencastle and had been a barber with his own shop, and for Jerry Baker in Bainbridge...
ROBERT M. 'BOB' JAMES (06/30/04)
Robert M. "Bob" James, 81, of Avon, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, June 28, 2004. He was the son of Ross and Emma James of Knightsville and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948. He retired from Allison's and drove a school bus for Avon...