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Obituaries from September 2004

NELLIE GARD ROESCHLEIN (09/01/04)
Nellie Gard Roeschlein, 94, of Brazil, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Harborside Healthcare Facility. Born Aug. 4, 1910, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Ross and Iva Gard Tucker. She graduated from Cory High School and later married Lester Eli Roeschlein, who passed away in 1980...
IRENE MILLER AMERMAN (09/16/04)
Irene Miller Amerman, 84, of Center Point, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, in the Holly Hills Health Care facility. She was a homemaker and a member of the Clay City First United Methodist Church, Jolly Neighbors Home-Ec Club, Clay City American Legion Auxiliary, Clay City VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Clay City Order of the Eastern Star...
HAROLD JAPETH DOUGHTY (09/20/04)
Harold Japeth Doughty, 80 of Brazil, died 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born on Nov. 6, 1923, in Clinton, Ind., he was the son of the late Charles and Phoebe Martin Doughty. After graduating from high school, he attended Indiana University and then joined the Army where he served as a sergeant with the 902nd Army Air Force Base Unit from December 1942 to February of 1946...
VERNA C. DIERDORFF BUTT (09/20/04)
Verna C. Dierdorff Butt, 96, of Brazil died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Clay County Health Center; she had been a resident since February. Born June 26, 1908, in Clay County, she was the daughter of William C. Dierdorff and Elizabeth Romas Dierdorff...
IRENE COOPER (09/21/04)
Irene Cooper, 85, of Brazil died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at 12:10 p.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of John E. Martin and Nellie Pearl Miller Martin. She was married to Frank Russell Cooper, who died in 1956...
JAMES TRUSLER (09/21/04)
James Trusler, 64, of Nevada and formerly of Brazil, died Sept. 17, 2004, in Reno, Nev. Born Aug. 14, 1940, in Brazil, he was married 34 years to Wanda Trusler. He was the co-Founder and vice-president of Sierra Mechanical. He was a member of the Old Timer's Club of Indianapolis 500, a former professional boat racer, and chief mechanic for Fiorie Racing. He enjoyed traveling...
CANDACE LEEANN SCHULTZ (09/21/04)
Candace LeeAnn Schultz, 27, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Clinton, West Terre Haute and Brazil, died Friday morning, Sept. 17, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She had worked as a meter reader for Vectren and Cinergy and had also been employed by Columbia Records. She was a 1994 graduate of Northview High School. She was a loving mother and had been actively involved in softball with her daughter, Jazmine...
BETTY LOU HAYES (09/22/04)
Betty Lou Hayes, 73, of Brazil died at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Terre Haute on Jan. 1, 1931, she was the daughter of Donald Foltz and Dorothy Laymon Foltz who later moved to Staunton. She attended Staunton High School through the 11th grade and then earned a GED...
WILBUR F. SANDERS (09/22/04)
Wilbur Frank Sanders, 77, of South Bend, and formerly of Brazil, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in St. Joseph Care Center West, South Bend, following an illness. Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Brazil, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Kathryn (Eberle) Sanders and had lived in South Bend since moving from Brazil in 1946...
JANE ANN SILLS (09/23/04)
Jane Ann Sills, 65, of Rosedale, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She retired as an assistant manager for the Rosedale IGA and from Donnelly Directory in Terre Haute. Born June 4, 1939, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. Main and Bernice I. Walker Main...
MILDRED RUTH STEPHENS HAVILAND (09/27/04)
Mildred Ruth Stephens Haviland, 92, of Coal City, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Clay County Health Center. She was a member of the Beech United Methodist Church and the Marion Township Home-Ec Club. Her husband, William C. Haviland, preceded her in death...
MARGARET ANN HAMMEL (09/28/04)
Margaret Ann Hammel, 65, of Indianapolis, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 15, 1939, in Beech Grove, Ind., she was the daughter of Raymond Frank Thurston and Clara Burnell Thurston. Both are deceased. She graduated from Ben Davis High School...
CATHY SUE WELLS WINN (09/28/04)
Cathy Sue Wells Winn, 50, of Brazil died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 25, 1954, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Gertrude McVey Wells and Robert W.Wells. She attended Brazil High School. In her life she had worked at Mallory's in Greencastle, CBS and the Columbia House in Terre Haute, and Greenleaf Inc. in Fontantet...
DAVID W. STINSON (09/16/04)
David W. Stinson, 60, of Brazil, passed away at his home, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at 8:30 p.m. Born May 6, 1944, in Brazil, he was the son of Warren and Laura Agnes Ball Stinson. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. As a young man he worked for Stinson's Garage, then Baysinger's Machine Shop. He later formed his own business known as Stinson's Machine Shop. He last worked as a machinist for Deakin's Metal Spinning, retiring in 2002...
MARY V. EDWARDS (09/15/04)
Mary V. Edwards, 85, of Brazil and formerly of Spencer, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. The daughter of Edward and Mary V. Hawkins Thacker, she was born July 9, 1919. She was married to Elmer Edwards who preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1972. She was affiliated with the Pentecostal faith. She had worked at the Fulk Owen Valley Restaurant...
ROSEMARY HUNT (09/10/04)
Rosemary Hunt, 85 of Clay County, died 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her home east of Brazil. Geneva Rosemary Hunt was born to Otis and Ruth Scharf Schopmeyer on July 4, 1919 near Poland in Clay County, Indiana. She was raised on the family farm along with her older brother, James. She attended Poland Elementary School and participated as the only girl on the school baseball team. She was active in 4-H, winning the Blue Ribbon at the Indiana State Fair for her Shropshire sheep...
KENNETH L. BUCK (09/02/04)
Kenneth L. Buck, 85, of Seelyville, died at 1:57 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Union Hospital. He was a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years and was formerly employed as a truck driver with Girton's in Brazil. Born Oct. 4, 1918, in Clay County, he was the son of Thomas L. and Sylvia White Buck...
KAREN ANN McAULIFFE (09/02/04)
Karen Ann McAuliffe, 61, of Lebanon, Ind., died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug, 18, 2004, in Witham Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, following a brief illness. Born June 13, 1943, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of the late William Bennett Preecs and Helen Louise Preecs of Lebanon...
LLOYD C. WARD (09/03/04)
LLOYD C. WARD Lloyd C. "Shorty" Ward, 69, of Lafayette, Ind., died at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Born in Hadley, Ind., on Oct. 20, 1934, he was the son of William Cecil and Jessie Chapman Ward. He lived in Lafayette since 1968. He married Juanita M. Hall in 1957 and they divorced in 1966. He then married Delpha A. Ferry on Nov. 12, 1968, in Otterbein, Ind., and she survives...
DAVID A. COOPER (09/07/04)
David A. Cooper, 49, of Brazil, died at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at The Waters of Greencastle in Greencastle. Born March 19, 1955, in Brazil, he was the son of Arthur and Marilyn Davis Cooper who have preceded him in death. He attended Brazil High School. Following high school, he was employed at Lear Corp. in Greencastle. He enjoyed being outdoors and fishing with friends...
RUTH E. WARD (09/07/04)
Ruth E. Ward, 82, of Brazil, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of John I. and Maude Gooch Girton. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1940...
DONALD R. FOLTZ (09/07/04)
Donald R. Foltz, 66, of Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at 10:08 p.m. in Clay Health Center where he had been a patient for a week. Born Aug. 13, 1938, in Paris, Ill., he was the son of Reece and Dorothy Crawford Foltz. Donald was raised in Paris until his last years of high school when the family moved to Indianapolis. ...
FRANCES HAMILTON (09/08/04)
Frances Hamilton, 86, of Knightsville, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital where she was admitted last Thursday. Born in Brazil on Oct. 29, 1917, her parents were John Steuerwald and Mahala Tribble Steuerwald. She was a 1936 graduate of Brazil High School...
DAVID A. COOPER (09/08/04)
David A. Cooper, 49, of Brazil, died at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at The Waters of Greencastle in Greencastle. Born March 19, 1955, in Brazil, he was the son of Arthur and Marilyn Davis Cooper who have preceded him in death. He attended Brazil High School. Following high school, he was employed at Lear Corp. in Greencastle. He enjoyed being outdoors and fishing with friends...
NINA ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER (09/09/04)
Nina Elizabeth Christopher, 86, of Terre Haute passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, in Union Hospital. Born June 1, 1918, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Hazel E. Jones Meneely and Fred M Meneely. Survivors include her husband, John G. Christopher; a daughter, Linda Sue May; a sister, Lucy M. Thomas; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a nephew...
DOROTHY PEARCY (09/09/04)
Dorothy Pearcy, 86, of Brazil died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at 3:35 a.m. in Clay Health Center. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Monroe and Mary Rose Bettis Hall. She attended Brazil High School. Dorothy married George Thomas Pearcy who preceded her in death in 1967...
MARTHA JANE KIRCHNER (09/10/04)
Martha Jane Kirchner, 81, of Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at 8:04 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born June 5, 1923, in Knightsville, the daughter of Ross Allan Lucas and Alma Short Lucas. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1941. She married Samuel Enoch Kirchner on May 24, 1944. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1996...
CLARENCE E. KISER JR. (09/10/04)
Clarence E. Kiser Jr., 87, of Greencastle, Ind., died Wednesday evening at The Waters of Greencastle. Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Roachdale, Ind., he was the son of Clarence E. and Goldie Lou Huffman Kiser. On Sept. 23, 1940, he married Mary Claira Hasecuster and she preceded him in death in February of 1980...
ROBERTA R. WADWORTH (09/30/04)
Roberta R. Wadsworth, 89, of Brazil died at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil. Born March 7, 1915, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of Russell and Ida Stiner Stephens. She attended Zeller Elementary School and graduated from Brazil High School in 1934. She married Dennis Wadsworth Oct. 6, 1962. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Wadsworth Furnace Co. in Brazil...