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Obituaries from October 2004

JASPER JUNIOR HAMMONS (10/01/04)
The Rev. Jasper Junior Hammons, 75, of Clay City passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2004, in his home. Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Smartsburg, Ind., he was the son of Jasper and Nora Alice Baker Hammons. He retired from ServiceMaster after many years as director of environmental services and was also an ordained Baptist minister. He served the Barnard Baptist Church and the Eminence Baptist Church; he and his wife also served as youth directors with First Baptist Church in Crawfordsville...
WILLIAM F. BROWN (10/14/04)
William F. Brown, 88, of Brazil died Oct. 12, 2004, at 3 a.m. in Holly Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 21, 1916, he was the son of Otis and Elizabeth Smith Brown. He married Anna Shephard. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert; his parents; four brothers, Luther, Carl, Lee and Joe Brown; two sisters, Audrey Dierdorff and Laura Brown; and a stepson, Theodore Gilbert...
JACK HARDEN (10/14/04)
Jack Harden, 62, of Brazil died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Sept. 16, 1942, in Clay County, he was the son of Frank Harden and Ethel Miller Harden. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1962. While in high school, he was a member of the cross country team that set a record for the most consecutive wins...
ETHEL L. NEVINS (10/14/04)
Ethel L. Nevins, 91, of Brazil died at 8:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Clay Health Center where she had been living for more than two years. Born in southern Clay County on Sept. 25, 1913, her parents were Charles and Effie Ellis Horton. She graduated from Clay City High School...
SHARRON WOLFF PENRY (10/15/04)
Sharron Wolff Penry, 65, of Terre Haute died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in her home. Born Sept. 12, 1939, in San Jose, Calif., she was the daughter of Ernest W. and Juanita Hardman Wolff. She moved back to Brazil, her mother's hometown, when she was in elementary school...
LEYLAN MERIDTH CREED (10/19/04)
LEYLAN MERIDTH CREED Leylan Meridth Creed, 90, of Greencastle, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in The Waters of Greencastle Nursing Home. Born April 26, 1914, in Randolph County, Mo., he was the son of Haskell and Eurah Stokes Creed. In 1936, he married Ula Mae Robertson, who died June 8, 1955...
FRANCES ELOISE COPPAGE SHIPP (10/19/04)
FRANCES ELOISE COPPAGE SHIPP Frances Eloise Coppage Shipp, 85, of Terre Haute, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. She had been in declining health and had recently became a patient in Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute. Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Merom, Ind., she was the daughter of Bruce Herbert Coppage and Pearl Weir Coppage. She was married to Easton Harrington Shipp on Sept. 14, 1941...
DARWIN M. BOOKER (10/19/04)
DARWIN M. BOOKER Darwin M. Booker, 88, of Brazil died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 6:35 p.m. He was the son of Charles and Annice Boyer Booker and retired from the City of Vincennes Police Department as a 20-year officer in 1967...
HELTON ENGLAND (10/20/04)
Helton England, 79, of Brazil, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born July 25, 1925, in Moulton, Ala., he was the son of Walter W. and Bertha Higgins England who preceded him. He married Gracie M. Jones on April 10, 1955. His occupation was a floor mechanic specializing in carpet and tile...
THOMAS TERSTEGGE JR. (10/20/04)
Thomas Terstegge Jr., 56, of Bridgeton died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Indianapolis of complications from burn injuries he sustained on May 24. Born June 26, 1948, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Thomas G. Terstegge and Helen Schulte Terstegge. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and had worked as truck driver with Brazil Trucking, Jeffrey Bell Trucking and Dump Trucks Inc. He was previously employed by Columbia Records...
FRANCES ELOISE COPPAGE SHIPP (10/20/04)
Frances Eloise Coppage Shipp, 85, of Terre Haute, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. She had been in declining health and had recently became a patient in Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute. Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Merom, Ind., she was the daughter of Bruce Herbert Coppage and Pearl Weir Coppage. She was married to Easton Harrington Shipp on Sept. 14, 1941...
CATHY R. DAVIS (10/21/04)
Cathy R. Davis, 49, of Cloverdale, Ind., died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 25, 1954, in Linton, Ind., she was the daughter of James F. Flater and Margaret O. (Miller) Flater. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, Greencastle, and was the lead legal assistant with the Social Security Adminsitration, Indianapolis...
ALFREDA STEARLEY LAMBERT (10/22/04)
Alfreda Stearley Lambert, 89, formerly of Brazil, died 9:10 a.m. Feb. 3, 2004, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nev. Born June 4, 1914, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Jessie and Minnie Neville White. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1931...
GEORGE H. WINTERS (10/22/04)
George H. Winters, 73, of Brazil, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2004, at his residence. He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Clay County. He was the son of Charles and Irene Frazier Winters who have both preceded him in death. Following high school Mr. Winters worked as a general laborer at area firms. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting...
PATTY RAE STANGLE (10/25/04)
Patty Rae Stangle, 64, of Terre Haute, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at 4:02 a.m. in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born July 27, 1940, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Arthur and Evelyn Thomas Johnston. She graduated from Van Buren High School and went to St. Anthony Hospital nursing school. She later graduated from Ivy Tech with her LPN degree...
IRENE BERG (10/28/04)
Irene Berg, 96 of Brazil, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.25, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born Oct.1, 1908, in Harrison County, Ind., she was the daughter of John and Rena Roudenbush Anderson. She had attended the United Methodist Church until her health prevented her attendance at church...
GLADYS M. SUTHERLIN (10/14/04)
Gladys M. Sutherlin, 91, of Terre Haute, formerly of Plainfield and Brownsburg, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Harborside Healthcare in Terre Haute where she had been a patient and resident for more than two years. Born in Hendricks County on Sept. 7, 1913, she was the daughter of Robert and Iva Kemp Barnes...
EDNA MAE BOWMAN (10/14/04)
Edna Mae Bowman, 78, Center Point, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Freedom, Ind., she was the daughter of David Jasper Shunk and Ethel Jividen Shunk. She married Charles E. Bowman April 9, 1943, in Terre Haute, Ind. She was a loving mother and housewife. She attended the Ashboro United Methodist Church...
MARCELLA DUREE TODD (10/14/04)
Marcella Duree Todd, 85, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born July 24, 1919, in Montezuma, Ind., she was the daughter of Jessie Amerman Duree and Charles Durre. She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, William E. Todd; a brother, William Duree; and a sister, Winona Van Hook...
SHILA ADDISON HAAS CARTER (10/04/04)
Shila Addison Haas Carter, 4 months and 6 days old, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at 11:06 p.m. in Riley Hospital at Indianapolis. Born May 25, 2004, at Indiana University Hospital, she was premature and had Cystic Bronchial Pulmonary Disease. Survivors include her parents, Dustin Ray Carter and Christina Marie Haas; two brothers, Keenan Yates and Dustin Carter, all of Terre Haute; grandparents, Monica and Jay Haas of Terre Haute, Cindy Carter of Terre Haute, Richard and Sharon Carter of Kankakee, Ill.; great-grandmothers Margaraet Haas and Ruth Haas; five uncles, Christopher White, Chad White, Devin Carter, Richard Carter Jr. ...
GERALD D. GIBBENS (10/05/04)
Gerald D. Gibbens, 80, of Staunton died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at 5:05 a.m. at Royal Oaks Health Care Center in Terre Haute. He had been a patient there less than a week. Born Sept. 7, 1924, in Saline City, he was the son of Henry Harold Gibbens and Dollie Doris Brown Gibbens. He is survived by his wife, Betty Tabor Gibbens. They were married Aug. 9, 1947, in Center Point...
ELLEN L. NEELY WHICKER (10/05/04)
Ellen L. Neely Whicker, 86, formerly of Pershing, Ind., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born Nov. 27, 1917, in New Albany, Ind., she was the daughter of Benjamin H. and Jessie Danner Dobbins. She lived most of her life in Pershing...
LOUISE YORK (10/05/04)
Louise York, 82, of Cloverdale, Ind., formerly of Greencastle, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Cloverdale Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center, Cloverdale. Born Nov. 26, 1921, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Clyde Addison Shaner and Lula Jamina (Clark) Shaner...
JOAN MARGARET HOCKMAN (10/07/04)
Joan Margaret Hockman, 67, of Clay City died at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 17, 1937, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Ralph Glenn Love and Mable Louise Burris Love. She was a homemaker and L.P.N. ...
PIA MONIKA LOVETT (10/07/04)
Pia Monika Lovett, died at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been in failing health for a short time. Born in Hindenberg, Germany, on Dec. 18, 1925, she was the daughter of Paul and Hatefish Mazurek. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking traditional German foods for her family and friends. She was a member of Annunciation Church...
LELAND MAX ZURCHER (10/07/04)
Leland Max Zurcher, 77, of Clay City died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Holly Hills Healthcare. He was known as a hard worker and for his farming. He operated a farm with his son, Jan, and was a member of Farm Bureau and the Clay City First United Church of Christ...
JOHN O. SMITH (10/14/04)
John O. Smith, 83, of Dana, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. He retired from Superior Coach Sales in Perrysville with 35 years of service. Born Aug. 23, 1921, in Metcalf, Ill., he was the son of the late Walter Smith and Millie Ketchum Smith...
WALTER C. SCHAFER (10/14/04)
Walter C. Schafer, 92, of Bridgeport, Ill., died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Lawrence Community Healthcare in Bridgeport, Ill. Born April 17, 1912, in Clay City, he was the son of Daniel Schafer and Ida Lambrick Shafer. He was married to Maxine Scott Schafer who died March 7, 1996...
MICKEY KARST (10/14/04)
Mickey Karst, 56, of Brazil died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in her residence. Born Aug. 19, 1948, in Greencastle, Ind., she was the daughter of John Archie Allee and Iva Bernice Craver Cruz. She was a secretary for Ryder in Plainfield, Ind. Memberships include Descendants of Washington's Army...
IRENE GRIGSBY MONG (10/14/04)
Irene Grigsby Mong, 71, of Mooresville, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at home of natural causes. Born Feb. 5, 1933, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland "Bunk" and Elizabeth Rodgers Grigsby Sr. She was a homemaker and, in the 1950s, worked in production for Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington, Ind., and then as a switchboard operator for Indiana Bell Telephone in Mooresville...
KYLE JAMES ALLENDER (10/14/04)
Kyle James Allender, 25, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident in Putnam County. Survivors include his wife, Angie Sanders Allender; his mother, Bonnie Johnson; his father and stepmother, Mike and Elizabeth Allender; sisters, Robin Wilson, Sherry Roberts, Crystal Brown; brothers, Paul, Mikey and Tony Allender; and a grandmother, Helen Allender...
WANETA MAXINE NEELEY (10/14/04)
Waneta Maxine Neeley, 84, of Knightsville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Cloverleaf Health Care in Knightsville. Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Tuscola, Ill., she was the daughter of Clarence A. and Arlie M Starwalt Harvey. On June 15, 1946, she married Ralph E. Neeley, who died in 1981...
ROBERT L. LIDDIL (10/14/04)
Robert L. Liddil, 72, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Ferron, Utah. He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Brazil, Ind., to Oscar and Iva Smith Liddil. He married Kay Stover and later divorced. He married Rachelle Williams Jackson, July 20, 1985, in Sheridan, Ind., later solemnized in the Chicago LDS Temple...
NINA MARIE BLACKWELL (10/14/04)
Nina Marie Blackwell, 74, Brazil, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Royal Oak Healthcare in Terre Haute. She was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Glenwood Landing, New York. She was the daughter of James and Margaret Casey Gover. She graduated from Nassau Community College. She worked for more than 20 years as an office manager for a manufacturers representative firm in the automotive products field. She married Dale Bascom Blackwell on Sept. 10, 1967, in Huntington, New York...
CHARLOTTE A. SANG (10/28/04)
Charlotte A. Sang, 73, of Brazil died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at 6:40 p.m. in the Union Hospital emergency room. Born Aug. 9, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of Edward Keola Apa and Anna Faustino Apa. She was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii where she met and married Lani Ah Mook Sang. He died 1977...