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Obituaries from August 2004

MADGE M. GRAFE (08/02/04)
MADGE M. GRAFE Madge M. Grafe, 87, of Clay City, died July 31, 2004, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Healthcare Facility. She had been a patient there for two days. She was born July 14, 1917, in Owen County, the daughter of Jon S. and Evaline Hochstetler Smith. She attended school in Coal City. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed doing word puzzles and was an avid NASCAR fan...
JOYCE C. KARN (08/19/04)
Joyce C. Karn, 68, of Brazil, died Aug. 17, 2004, at 12:43 a.m. at her residence. She was born May 23, 1936, in Monticello, Ind., the daughter of Archie Carl Doud and Bessie Elkins Doud. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1954, then from St. Elizabeth Hospital Nursing School in 1957...
STANLEY PAUL SMITH (08/19/04)
Stanley Paul Smith, 49, of Center Point, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital following a massive heart attack on Tuesday. Born Sept. 18, 1954, in Shawnee, Okla., he was the son of Paul and Billie Smith who are deceased. He retired from the Federal Aviation Agency as an air traffic controller at Hulman Regional Airport...
L. DARLENE BREWER (08/20/04)
L. Darlene Brewer, 71, of Brazil, passed away Aug. 19, 2004, at 7:05 a.m. at her residence. She was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Moberly, Mo., the daughter of Ben and Sarah Boulware. She graduated from high school and attended one year of college. She was the district manager for Perferred Risk Insurance. On Oct. 19, 1990, she married Kenneth Brewer who survives...
DELORES J. MAESCH (08/20/04)
Delores J. Maesch, 75, of Staunton, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at 9:15 p.m. at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. Born Nov. 7, 1928, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Lona Mae June Beard King. She was married to John V. Maesch, who died Dec. 11, 1974...
WALTER L. WILLIAMS III (08/20/04)
WALTER L. WILLIAMS III Walter L. Williams III, 23, of Carbon, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 2, 1980, in Brazil, he was the son of Walter L. Williams Jr. and Carolyn Stewart Williams. He enjoyed working on the computer and playing computer games...
CHARLES HENRY NICHOLLS (08/20/04)
CHARLES HENRY NICHOLLS Charles Henry Nicholls, 56, of Brazil died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at 5:26 p.m. in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born June 10, 1948, in Clay County, he was the son of Charles F. and Margaret Courtney Nicholls. As a young man, Charles worked at American Vitrified and Arketex. He last worked for Brazil City Garage...
MELVIN R. LUCAS (08/24/04)
Melvin R. Lucas, 65, of Terre Haute, formerly of Staunton, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Brazil on Jan. 13, 1939, his parents were Melvin and Doris Watts Lucas Berry. He was a 1957 graduate of Staunton High School...
BESSIE LORENE MARTIN (08/24/04)
Bessie Lorene Martin, 87, of Rosedale, died at noon, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker. Born May 22, 1917, in Jackson Township, Parke County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Ellen Martin Green...
ANNA MARY LASH (08/25/04)
Anna Mary Lash, 84, of Brazil, passed away at 10:35 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born in Brazil on March 14, 1920, her parents were Charles Bolin and Leatha Williams Bolin. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, embroidery and being with her family. She also was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church...
CONNIE SUE HARRIS (08/30/04)
Connie Sue Harris, 61, of Cory died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at 5:05 p.m. in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1943, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Elbert and Martha Rojahn Johnson. She graduated from Garfield High School. She later graduated from beauty school in Indianapolis...
DAVID JORDAN (08/30/04)
David Jordan, 91, of Greencastle, died at his residence Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Born July 15, 1913, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Chris and Lulu Lucinda Records Jordan. David was a 1931 graduate of Whiteland High School. On June 18, 1939, he married Clara Louise Bartley in Whiteland Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2001...
NORMA FUNK (08/30/04)
Norma Funk, 76, of Brazil, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at 5:30 p.m. in her residence. She had been in failing health for some time. Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Van Buren Township, Clay County, she was the daughter of George and Ida Nicoson Wolford. Norma graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1946...
EVELYN BRANUM (08/31/04)
Evelyn Branum, 84, of Brazil, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born June 4, 1920, in Hadleytown, Ind., she was the daughter of Harry and Lilly Rollings Boyce. Following graduation from Brazil High School, Evelyn married Russell Branum on June 15, 1940. She was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren and First Christian Churches and enjoyed the Clay County Senior Citizens Center...
MARGARET BLAIR (08/17/04)
Margaret (Peggy) Blair, 79, of Brazil, died at 11:56 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Terre Haute. She was the daughter of George and Louise Eccles Hallock. She graduated from Wiley High School and received her B.A. degree from Indiana State University in 1945 and her master's degree in 1952...
DONNA JEAN MEYER (08/16/04)
Donna Jean Meyer, 50 of New Albany, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Clark County Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. She was born Nov. 4, 1953, in Brazil, the daughter of Paul and Lois Latham Meyer. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Poland...
PAUL F. BEGEMAN (08/16/04)
Paul F. Begeman, 81, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in his home. Born Jan. 8, 1923, in Freelandville, Ind., he was the son of Fred and Olga Strait Begeman. He was a 1941 graduate of Freelandville High School, a 1948 graduate of Purdue University and later completed his Masters degree...
JERRY L. DEWEY (08/02/04)
JERRY L. DEWEY Jerry L. Dewey, 66, of Terre Haute, died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born April 20, 1938, in Terre Haute. He was the son of William S. and Alma Brazzell Dewey. He married Mary Alice Fell on July 7, 1956, in Terre Haute. He was an area school bus driver and master electrician until his retirement. He was an active member of the New Life Fellowship Church...
MAX W. SHAFFER (08/02/04)
MAX W. SHAFFER Max W. Shaffer, 68, Terre Haute, died quietly at home surrounded by family on Friday, July 30, 2004. He was born Jan. 23, 1936, to Doris and Wayne Shaffer. He served his country in the Army during the occupation of Germany following World War II. Following his military service, he worked at CBS records for over 10 years. He later joined the Teamsters Local and retired from ABF Transport after 25 years of service...
RESEDA Y. 'RAE' MOON (08/03/04)
RESEDA Y. 'RAE' MOON Reseda Y. "Rae" Moon, 87, of Brazil, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in the presence of her family at Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute. She was born April 23, 1917, in Port Edwards, Wis., the daughter of William Yusten and Mary Drummer Yusten...
DARRELL R. BELL (08/03/04)
DARRELL R. BELL Darrell R. Bell, 73, of Avon, Ind., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Avon. He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Brazil, the son of Anna McCullough and Clem Bell. He married Mary Lou Woods Bell; she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1953...
PHIL D. CURTS (08/05/04)
PHIL D. CURTS Phil D. Curts, 82, of Terre Haute, died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, in his residence. He was born March 8, 1922, in Catlin to Charles E. Curts and Mattie McNary Curts. He was a retired printer for the Tribune-Star. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in four campaigns in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was a life member of the 94th Infantry Division of Patton's Third Army, and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars...
KEITH AARON SMITH (08/06/04)
KEITH AARON SMITH Keith A. Smith, 40, Newtown, Ind., died as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at 4:45 a.m. south of Hillsboro. He was born in Danville, Ill., on Jan. 22, 1964, the son of Louis Edwin and Lucy Bell Keller Smith. He was raised in the Newtown community and graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1982...
MARY M. HOWARD (08/06/04)
MARY M. HOWARD Mary M. Howard, 88, of Brazil, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born July 28, 1916, in Parke County, the daughter of Frank Murphy and Olive Lynch Murphy. She attended school in Bridgeton. In 1932, she married Harold Leo Howard. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1986...
JEAN CURTIS BEABER (08/10/04)
Jean Curtis Beaber, 79, Greencastle, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. She was born in Putnam County, Oct. 24, 1924, to Walter L. and Nettie Ethel Hubble Tincher. She was married to Nathan Junior Curtis then Carlton E. Beaber. Both husbands preceded her in death...
HELEN LOUISE CRAIG (08/10/04)
Helen Louise Craig, 73, Indianapolis, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004. She was born in Brazil on Feb. 22, 1931. She was a former Western Electric employee for many years, and worked most recently at MCL Cafeteria in Washington Square Mall. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wendell L. Craig Sr.; her children, Connie Ashcraft, Cindy Stafford and Wendell Craig Jr.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
JOHN D. HARRISON (08/10/04)
John D. Harrison, 92, of Pulpit Rock Road, Woodstock, Conn., died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2004, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Myrtle Alice Harrison, who died in 1998. They were married Dec. 31, 1939. He was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Brazil, a son of Ren and Estella Holdefer Harrison...
BERNICE A. WEGNER (08/11/04)
Bernice A. Wegner, 92, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at 8:30 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 12, 1911, in southern Clay County, the daughter of Anthony Fretz and Ora Lasell Fretz. She graduated from Ashboro High School in 1930...
MARY L. FUGATE SCHOPMEYER (08/11/04)
Mary L. Fugate Schopmeyer, 82, Clayton, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004. She was born March 13, 1922, to the late David and Elsie Slack Fugate in Terre Haute. She grew up in Brazil. She married Vernice C. Schopmeyer, who preceded her in death. She worked in retail sales and was a homemaker. She was a member of Plainfield Order of the Eastern Star No. 414...
AMBER LYNN JOLLY (08/11/04)
Amber Lynn Jolly, 21, of Clay City, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at 5:10 p.m. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 8, 1983, in Pender, Neb., the daughter of Donald and Linda Ferguson Barron. She lived in the Clay City area from the age of one until she was 10, when her parents relocated to the Okeechobee, Fla., area. She lived there until two years ago, when she and her husband moved back to Clay City...
JOAN WITTENMYER (08/31/04)
Joan Wittenmyer, 71, of East Moline, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in her residence. Born Feb. 11, 1933, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Claude and Dora Stallman Gentry. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Gentry, in December, 1994...