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Obituaries from July 2004

JACK HEAD (07/29/04)
Jack Head, 71, of Brazil, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Oct. 2, 1932, he was the son of Ollie and Mary Brown Head. He was a cook in the Navy during the Korean War and later worked as a welder at J.I. Case. He attended Center Point United Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge 597 in Center Point...
JULIA WERNEKE DEEM (07/22/04)
Julia Werneke Deem, 91, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at Asbury Towers Healthcare in Greencastle. Born Sept. 20, 1912, she was the daughter of Henry "C.B." and Essie Sharp Werneke. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1930 and Indianapolis Business School...
WAYNE L. MODESITT (07/22/04)
Wayne L. Modesitt, 67, of Cory, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis from complications from leukemia. He was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Cory, the son of Ernest and Frances Hull Modesitt. He graduated from Cory High School, Class of 1954. On Jan. 28, 1956, he married Barbara Edwards Modesitt...
BOBBY EVELAND (07/22/04)
Bobby Eveland, 44, of Brazil, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1959, the son of Bobby Gene Eveland Sr. and Bertha Mae Kohler Eveland. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Andy Eveland...
RUTH GOOCH (07/21/04)
Ruth Fern Gooch, 95, of Wooster, Ohio, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at the Westview Manor Nursing Home in Wooster. She was born May 24, 1909, in Poland, Ind., the daughter of Ross Carl and Bessie McCann Kattman. She married Darrell H. Gooch in 1930 and he preceded her in death in January 1987...
JUDITH K. ERFFT (07/20/04)
Judith K. Erfft, 57, of Center Point, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at 11:20 a.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital following complications from cancer. Born Nov. 14, 1946, in West Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Leo and Louise Hedden LeClerq. She attended Valley High School and West Vigo High School. Judith was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Terre Haute...
STEPHEN R. GIESEKING (07/19/04)
Stephen R. Gieseking, 53, of Brazil died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2004, in his home following an extended illness. He was a security guard 21years for the Indiana Department of Corrections at Putnamville before becoming disabled by poor health in 2003 ...
MYRA JUNE HAIN (07/17/04)
Myra Jane Hain, 63, a resident at Cooper Towers, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Born on Jan. 14, 1941, in Centralia, Ill., her parents were Rolland H. Devor Sr. and Mildred D. Crocker Devor. She was a 1958 graduate of Salem Community High School in Salem, Ill...
ROBERT LEE 'BOB' LEAR (07/16/04)
Robert Lee "Bob" Lear, 73, of Rockville, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. A self-employed farmer and truck driver, he retired from IBM in Greencastle with 32 years of service. Born April 18, 1931, in the Bethel neighborhood of Parke County, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Lena F. Day Lear...
EUGENE ELIJAH HADDAN (07/16/04)
Eugene E. Haddan, 86, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died on Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Battle Creek. He was born on March 31, 1918, in Greencastle, to William A. and Mary Haddan, grew up in Brazil and graduated from Brazil High School in 1935...
LARRY PHILLIP McKENZIE (07/23/04)
Larry Phillip McKenzie, 61, of Staunton, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Clay County on April 16, 1943, his parent were Robert McKenzie and Selma Hyde McKenzie. His parents and two brothers, Orin Beddow and Leo McKenzie, preceded him in death...
MABLE E. SHIDLER (07/23/04)
Mable E. Shidler Knight, 96, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Clay City and Indianapolis died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 5:10 a.m. at Atlantic Memorial Health Care. She was born June 29, 1908, in Clay City, the daughter of William Shidler and Novella Swalley Shidler...
DAVID ALLEN AUGUSTUS (07/23/04)
David Allen Augustus, 42, of San Marcos, Calif., and formerly of Riley, Ind., died Monday, July 19, 2004, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1961, in Terre Haute to Walter Edgar Augustus and Barbara Fox Augustus. He was employed for 14 years with North County Transit District as a diesel mechanic. He served nine years in the United State Marine Corps from 1980-89. He was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School Class of 1980...
NATALIE JO LOWDERMILK (07/29/04)
Natalie Jo Lowdermilk, 15, of Center Point, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in her home. Born Jan. 30, 1989, she was the daughter of Darrell and Cindy Burns Lowdermilk She was a student at Clay City High School where she was active in volleyball, softball, basketball, pep club and Girls Athletic Association. She was also a member of the Pioneer Happy Hustlers 4-H Club. She won numerous 4-H awards including the 2003 Grand Champion Steer. Other memberships included Youth For Christ and Bible Club...
GLEN JANICE McCULLOUGH (07/28/04)
Glen Janice McCullough, 83, of Center Point, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:30 p.m. in Harborside Healthcare Facility, Terre Haute. Born Dec. 30, 1920, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of James E. and Glen Barnhart Thomas. Memberships included Saline City Church, Shamrock Home-Ec Club and Saline City Ladies Aid. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, knitting and spending time with her family...
FLORENCE R. CURRIE (07/28/04)
Florence R. Currie, 91, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, in St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind. Born March 25, 1913, she was the daughter of John J. and Mahala Tribble Steuerwald. She was a 1931 graduate of Brazil High School and a 1935 graduate of Indiana State University. She earned her master's degree from Butler University...
DEBRA J. McSHANOG (07/27/04)
Debra J. McShanog, 46, of Franklin, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Johnson Memorial Hospital. She was born May 7, 1958, in Greencastle, to Marlin and Jean Wallace Bartley. She married James J. McShanog on July 12, 1980; he survives. She attended North Syracuse High School in New York. She was employed by First Indiana Bank as an underwriter...
MABEL E. SHIDLER KNIGHT (07/26/04)
Mabel E. Shidler Knight, 96, of Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Clay City and Indianapolis died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 5:10 a.m. at Atlantic Memorial Health Care. She was born June 29, 1908, in Clay City, the daughter of William Shidler and Novella Swalley Shidler...
LARRY W. MCDONALD (07/26/04)
Larry W. McDonald, 57, of Rockville and formerly of Brazil, passed away Friday, July 23, 2004, in the Lee Allan Bryant nursing home. Born June 20, 1947, in Brazil, he was the son of Charles E. and Virginia E. Geilhart McDonald. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army, serving in Vietnam. ...
KERRY DEAN GLICK (07/26/04)
Kerry Dean Glick, 41, of Hope, Ind., died in Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, Ind., at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 2004. Born Nov. 19, 1962, in Columbus, he was the son of John Alden and Elizabeth Jean Flora Glick. He graduated from Hauser High School in 1981 and from ATA Aircraft Mechanic School in 2001...
WALTER LEON DUREGGER (07/26/04)
Walter Leon Duregger, 70, of Plainfield died Sunday, July 25, 2004. Born Oct. 1, 1933, in Brazil, he was the son of the late Leo and Della Nussel Duregger. He was a Clay County farmer and a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways, retiring in 1998...
MABEL M. DOWNING (07/26/04)
Mabel M. Downing, 82, of Plainfield passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004, in her residence. Born May 23, 1922, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Edward and Zella Yarde Bell. She married William R. Downing in January, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif.. He preceded her in death...
IRENE WANDA HOWALD (07/15/04)
Irene Wanda Howald, 83, of Brazil died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her son's residence. Born Jan. 26, 1921, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Herman and Lovina Neese Egener. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1939 and worked for the old Brazil Clay Company...
ROBERT MONAGHAN BRAUN (07/15/04)
Robert Monaghan Braun, 76, of Center Point, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Indiana University Medical Center due to complications following surgery. Born Sept. 17, 1927, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Harold and Mildred Margaret Monaghan Braun...
ROSEMARY SHAW (07/15/04)
Rosemary Shaw, 66, of Brazil, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 3 a.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Born July 30, 1937, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Wilber S. McCombs and Martha Jane Adams. She worked as a CNA at McCann Manor until her health problems became too difficult. She fought a battle with brain cancer for several years...
RAY L. ORMAN (07/06/04)
Ray L. Orman, 64, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his residence. Born at Clay City on Jan. 21, 1940, he was the son of Martin and Mary Staley Orman. He graduated in 1958 from Clay City High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University in 1962 in Agriculture Economics and his Masters Degree from Purdue in 1966 in Agriculture Education...
CHARLES A. MCHARGUE (07/06/04)
Charles A. McHargue, 81, of Brazil, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following an extended illness of five years. Born in Brazil on June 30, 1923, he was the son of Martin and Rozella Lambert McHargue. He graduated from Brazil High School...
BETTY JEAN SKELTON (07/06/04)
Betty Jean Skelton, 80, of Noblesville, Ind., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in Riverwalk Village, Noblesville. Born Oct. 16, 1923, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Paul and Josephine Dugger Skelton. She was a Private Duty Nurse after graduation from Brazil High School and Union Hospital School of Nursing in Terre Haute...
ORAN E. CLARK (07/06/04)
Oran E. Clark, 69, of Oakwood, Ill., died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Provena USMC Logan Campus. Born Dec. 17, 1934, in Spencer, Ind., he was the son of Luther and Evelyn Hicks Clark. He married Judith Darlene Pruitt on June 17, 1956, in Danville; she survives...
ESTHER BAYSINGER (07/02/04)
Esther Baysinger, 63, of Brazil, died at 5:05 a.m. on Friday, July 2, 2004, at her son's residence. She was born April 25, 1941, in Clay County. She was the daughter of Thurman and Ruby Mac Carlin O'Dell. She attended Brazil High School. Following high school, she worked as a housekeeper at the Restway Inn and as a route carrier for The Brazil Times...
KENNETH 'KENNY' WOOLERY (07/02/04)
Kenneth "Kenny" Woolery, 67, of Carbon, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at 10:27 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born March 12, 1937, in Clay County, the son of Joseph and Helen Simonson Woolery. He served in the U. S. Army following high school. He later worked for Hunts Paving Company in Indianapolis. He then came to Brazil and worked in the Clay plants. He last worked as a truck driver for Reynolds Trucking Company...
BOONE DUNBAR (07/02/04)
Boone Dunbar, 83, of Brazil, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the Clay Health Center. He was born April 9, 1921, in Brazil. He was the son of William and Willella Senter Dunbar. He attended Brazil High School and participated as a member of the track team...
CAROLYN F. GARRISON (07/02/04)
Carolyn F. Garrison, 69, of Staunton, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 1:53 p.m. in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Jan. 6, 1935, in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of George and Lucy Hansard Lett. On Feb. 21, 1952, she married Donald Garrison Sr., who survives...
BETTY JEAN SKELTON (07/01/04)
Betty Jean Skelton, 80, of Noblesville, Ind., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville. She was born Oct. 16, 1923, the daughter of Paul Skelton and Josephine Dugger Skelton. She graduated from Brazil High School and Union Hospital School of Nursing in Terre Haute. She was a private duty nurse...
LUCILE BRACKNEY SPENCER (07/06/04)
Lucile Brackney Spencer, 94, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Saturday, June 26, 2004. Born in Indiana, she became an elementary school teacher in 1930 and then became a high school teacher. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1936, her Master of Science Degree in 1952 and her Education Doctorate in 1960 at Indiana University...
VIRGINIA R. LANE (07/07/04)
Virginia R. Lane, 75, of Brazil, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at 7:20 p.m. in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born March 8, 1929, in Gary, Ind., she was the daughter of Ralph and Justine Ilas Dowell. She graduated from Brazil High School in the Class of 1947...
MARY DONNA ZIMMERMAN (07/08/04)
Mary Donna Zimmerman, 57, of Amboy, Ind., died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 8, 1947, in Peru, Ind., the daughter of Donald D. Stambaugh and Eunice Mary Sheneman Stambaugh. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Pentecostal Church...
HELEN JAMES (07/14/04)
Helen James, 76, died Sunday, July 11, 2004 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born Aug. 14, 1927, the daughter of Carl A. and Georgia Watler. She moved to Brazil when she was three and grew up here. She married William C. James, who preceded her in death, in 1946. ...
EVA MAE DRAKE (07/14/04)
Eva Mae Drake, 84, died Monday, July 12, 2004, in her residence. She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Brazil to Harry H. and Ruth Moss Butts. On July 11, 1942, she married Raymond Eugene Drake. She died just a few hours after their 62nd wedding anniversary...
MARTHA LUCILLE ROBBINS (07/12/04)
Martha Lucille Robbins, 77, of Brazil died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Clay Health Center, Brazil. Born March 29, 1927, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Oscar and Esther Wells Egloff. After attending high school, she worked as a nurses' aide in community healthcare facilities...
CHARLES A. MURPHY (07/12/04)
Charles A. Murphy, 74, of Brazil, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Regional Hospital at Terre Haute. Born Dec. 11, 1929, in Brazil, he was the son of Edward F. and Irene Robison Murphy. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1947, he attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity...
CHARLES GLENN KIRCHNER (07/12/04)
Charles Glenn Kirchner, 83, died at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital following a brief illness. On May 14, 1945, he married Ruby Opal Jeffers, also of Clay County, who died March 26, 1998. Born July 28, 1920, in Clay County, he was the son of Charles and Lillian Kirchner, who preceded him in death. Also deceased are a brother, Sam, a nephew, Sammy David, and a niece, Melissa...
JUANITA M. MYERS (07/12/04)
Juanita M. Myers, 84, of Brazil, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born June 9, 1920, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of Herbert D. and Zelphia Baker Lawrence. Following graduation from Wiley High School in Terre Haute, she worked as a claims representative for Forest Shearer Insurance Co. until her retirement...
PATRICIA RUTH MILLER (07/09/04)
Patricia Ruth Miller, 72, of Brazil, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Union Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1931, in Chamberlain, S.D., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Ida Gramm Smith. She was a former resident of Marion, Iowa, and Lombard, Ill., and lived in Brazil for 17 years...
MADGE E. KIDWELL (07/09/04)
Madge E. Kidwell, 94, of Brazil, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004, at the Clay County Health Center where she had been a patient since Nov., 2003. Her residence was formerly on Waterworks Road for many years. She was born in Posey Township in Clay County on July 31, 1909, the daughter of Albert Maurer and Bertha Steuerwald Maurer. She was a 1926 graduate of Brazil High School...
HOYETT DALE GROUNDS (07/09/04)
Hoyett Dale Grounds, 81, of Mooresville, Ind., died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Dugger, Ind., to Earl and Elizabeth Flack Grounds. He graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelors Degree in 1953 and a Masters Degree in 1965...
BARBARA E. GREEN (07/01/04)
Barbara E. Green, 77, of Brazil, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at 3:20 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. She was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Putnam County, the daughter of Donald and Helen Cooper Pitts. She graduated from Greencastle High School...