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Obituaries from November 2004

WILLIAM STEVENSON (11/30/04)
William "Bill" Stevenson, 82, of Clay City, formerly of Putnamville and Rockville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He had been in failing health for three years. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Shepardsville, Ind., he was the son of William and Laverna Payne Stevenson. ...
GLADYS WILLIAMS (11/24/04)
Gladys Williams, 73, formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. Born Jan. 2, 1930, she was the daughter of Roy and Ora Combs Powell. She worked at Indiana State University as a housekeeper. During her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo and attending yard sales...
PRINCESS 'PAT' JANE APPLE (11/22/04)
Princess "Pat" Jane Apple, 75, of Brazil died at home at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004. Born Oct. 27, 1929, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Claude and Eva (Compton) Miller. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, a former member of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church and a current member of the Salvation Army Chapel...
MARY LOU E. SNYDER (11/19/04)
Mary Lou E. Snyder, 65, of Brazil, died Wednesday, Nov., 17, 2004, at 7 p.m. in Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City, Ind. She was born on Dec. 16, 1939, in Diamond, Ind., to Herbert and Maude M. (Phelps) Walton. She was a housewife and homemaker...
TOVE C. KIRCHNER (11/19/04)
Tove C. Kirchner, 43, of Brazil died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at 4:33 a.m. in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room, following a two-year fight with cancer. Born Oct. 16, 1961, in Lebanon, Ind., she was the daughter of Marshall Moore and Patricia Clevenger Moore...
DONALD E. TARGETT (11/19/04)
Donald E. Targett, 81, of Clay City, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in his home. Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Vigo County, he was the son of Oscar and Elsie Wilson Targett. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1941 where he participated in football and band. He attended Indiana State University before joining the Army during World War II...
DEANN C. GREEN (11/19/04)
DeAnn C. Green, 65, of Fort Branch, Ind., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in Gibson General Hospital at Princeton. Born March 19, 1939, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Faye (Slinkard) Wenzel. She was retired from the Princeton Daily Clarion and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch...
BERNICE LIECHTY (11/18/04)
Bernice Liechty, 95, of Indianapolis, formerly of Clay City, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at Westside Retirement Village. Born Sept. 21, 1909, in Clay County, she was the daughter of James and Rozetta Duncan Collins. She grew up in the Clay City, Coal City area and married Emerson Liechty on March 21, 1930...
ANITA JOAN SPEAR PAGE (11/18/04)
Anita Joan (Spear) Page, 74, of Bloomington, Ind., died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. Born June 9, 1930, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Fanchon (Mace) Spear and Harold Martin Spear. She spent many years in Philadelphia and later graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1958...
BERTHA MAE WATLER (11/18/04)
Bertha Mae Watler, 83, of Brazil, died 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at her residence. Born Nov, 8, 1921, in Maquoketa, Iowa, she was the daughter of Leo and Marjorie Bowman Riggs. Following graduation from Maquoketa High School she volunteered for military service during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a Yeoman First Class...
THOMAS HAAS (11/24/04)
Thomas Haas, 85, of Cataract, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Jan. 15, 1919, in Hoopeston, Ill., he was the son of Thomas H. Haas and Myrtle Dora (Coon) Haas. He was a member of the Colt Collectors Association...
RAYMOND S. HEWES (11/24/04)
Raymond S. Hewes, 89, died at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at his residence south of Brazil. He was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Brazil. He was the son of Bert and Della Schlatter Hewes. He attended Van Buren High School. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Catherine Linton who survives him. ...
PEARL E. SONNEFIELD (11/30/04)
Pearl E. Sonnefield, 80, of Center Point, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only three days. Born Dec. 7, 1923, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of Emmens and Irene Royer Thompson. Following the death of her mother, she was raised by John and Anna Aldendorf...
JACK ALAN HUFFMAN (11/30/04)
Jack Alan Huffman, 51, of Sedona, Mo., died Nov. 16, 2004, in an airplane crash. Born Feb. 19, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of Jack and Maxine Bandy Huffman. The family moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where Jack was 1 year old. His father graduated from Staunton High School in 1941 and his mother was from Poland, Ind. and graduated from Reelsville High School...
RICHARD W. HUMPHREY (11/29/04)
Richard W. "Rick" Humphrey, 52, of Danville died Wednesday, at West Central Community Hospital in Clinton, Ind. Born. Oct. 20, 1952, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Norma (Harvey) Humphrey and graduated from Brazil High School Class of 1971. He was a heavy equipment operator and the head driller with the AMAX Coal Co., working in Dugger, Ind. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union and of the Operating Engineers. He served six years in the National Guard...
CONRAD L. SHINN (11/29/04)
Conrad L. Shinn, 77, of Greencastle died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born April 21, 1927, in Putnam County, Ind., he was the son of Conrad and Helen Irene (Rockhill) Shinn. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1945...
WILLIAM STEVENSON (11/29/04)
William "Bill" Stevenson, 82, of Clay City, formerly of Putnamville and Rockville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He had been in failing health for three years. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Shepardsville, Ind., he was the son of William and Laverna Bettee Stevenson. ...
HARRY OWENS JR. (11/29/04)
Harry Owens Jr., 61, of Parke County died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at his residence. Born April 12, 1943, in Martinsville, Ind. He was the son of Harry and Queenie Baker Owens Sr. Following graduation from Martinsville High School in 1961 he entered military service with the U.S. Navy. He served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Robison until his Honorable discharge...
NINA BELLE PIERCE (11/29/04)
Nina Belle Pierce, 81, of Brazil died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility where she had been a resident for three years. Born June 3, 1923, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Albert and Rachel Buckle Hughes. She attended Staunton High School...
CHARLES E. FRYE (11/29/04)
Charles E. Frye, 54, of Brazil died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at 11:23 a.m. He is the son of Charles Junior and Betty Chambers Frye. Most recently, he worked as a correctional officer at Reception and Diagnostic Center in Plainfield. He was an avid country music fan and played for bands such as the Outlaw Blues and Showdown as their lead guitarist and singer...
NORMA M. GLENN (11/29/04)
Norma M. Glenn, 63, of Taylorsville, Ind., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in her home. Born Nov. 28, 1940, in Parke County, she was the daughter of Levi C. Brown and Rachael Weaver Clear. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Brazil. She married Larry W. Glenn on June 6, 1959...
ELIZABETH MACKEY (11/16/04)
Elizabeth Mackey, 80, of Reelsville, died 9:35 am Monday in Clay Health Center. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late William and the late Jennie (McCoy) Albright. She worked in production for RCA in Indianapolis for over thirty years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Greencastle...
RICHARD L. WARD (11/16/04)
Richard L. Ward, 62, of Brazil died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at 3 a.m. in his residence following an extended illness. Born Feb. 2, 1942, in Brazil, he was the son of LaVearl and Ruth Girton Ward. He attended Brazil High School and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He served in the military for four years...
NORMA 'MAXINE' BUELL (11/08/04)
Norma "Maxine" Buell, 76, of Bowling Green died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Missouri, she was the daughter of Guy and Nell Farris Hoke. She was a 1946 graduate of Brazil High School and had been employed as a clerk at Arketex in Brazil...
IRMA J. COLLINS (11/08/04)
Irma J. Collins, 73, of Brazil died at 7:21 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in Terre Haute Union Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1931, in Brazil, she was the daughter of David A. and Lorene Garrison Fisher. She was the assistant manager of the Clay County Humane Society for many years...
BETTY JOAN NEVINS (11/08/04)
Betty Joan Nevins, 81, of Brazil died at 6:38 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 28, 1923, in Edgar County, she was the daughter of Alvah Ray Girdley and Elsie Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Nevins, who died in 1983; her parents; a sister, Irene Bell; and a son, Donnie...
VIVIAN L. RIPPLE (11/08/04)
Vivian L. Ripple, 85, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Frankfort, Ind., she was a homemaker and member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, George, of Fort Wayne; a son, David A., of Newburgh, Ind.; a daughter, Linda K. Jackson, of Lake Forest, Ill.; and grandsons, Ben L. Jackson and Christopher L. Ripple...
ELIZABETH 'BETTY' ANN LYNCH (11/08/04)
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Lynch, 80 of Brazil, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her residence. Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Greenville, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Estella Cummings Bailey. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1941, she attended St. Anthony's School of Nursing, graduating in 1945...
LOIS M. HALTOM (11/03/04)
Lois M. Haltom, 90, of Clay City, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Good Samaritan Nursing Facility. Born July 19, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of William Zimmerman and Rena Brothers Zimmerman. She graduated from high school and later married Henry Haltom. He died May 3, 1990. They had a farm in the Patricksburg area. She had a garden, canned vegetables and helped cure meat on the farm...
WALTER LEE BENDER SR. (11/01/04)
Walter Lee Bender Sr., 79, of Shelbyville, died Oct. 30, 2004, in Heritage House of Shelbyville. Born Feb. 21, 1925, in Poland, he was the son of John Bender and Effie Nancy Bender. He attended Brazil High School and served in the Army during World War II...
DOROTHY L. LANTZ (11/01/04)
Dorothy L. Lantz, 77, of Spencer, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born June 2, 1927, she was the daughter of Frank R. Lambert and Mary Zunick Lambert Linder. She graduated from George Washington High School in 1944 and had been a cosmetologist...
RUEL LAWRENCE SCHROER (11/01/04)
Ruel Lawrence Schroer, 77, of Clemmons, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Born Dec. 20, 1926, he was the son of Lawrence Rodell and Ruth Hemphill Schroer in Center Point. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James August and Robert Keith Schroer...
VERNA D. AMMERMAN (11/08/04)
Verna D. Ammerman, 97, of Pendleton, Ind., and formerly of Clay City, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in the Rawlins House Nursing Facility in Pendleton. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaiah and Minnie Griffith Duncan; a son, Clifford H. Ammerman; a daughter, Anna Ammerman; sisters, Ethel Dickey, Clara Farmer, Bessie Ratzer and Tressie Fair; brothers, Raymond "Pete" Clifford and Chester Duncan; and two infant brothers...
BERNARD L. HAAS JR. (11/10/04)
Bernard L. Haas Jr., 77, of Batesvile, Ind., died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Columbus (Ind.) Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Clay County, he was the son of Bernard Sr., and Versa Kirchner Haas. He retired from Batesville Casket Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
DEBORAH SUE HARPER (11/15/04)
Deborah Sue Harper, 47 of Bowie, Md., died unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, Ind. Born May 2, 1957, in Orlando, Fla., she was the daughter of Ronald R. Leach and Phyllis Nickerson Leach. She grew up in the Orlando area and graudated from Colonial High School. ...
TIMOTHY E. CAMPBELL (11/15/04)
Timothy "Tim" E. Campbell, 49, of Center Point, died at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 5, 1955, in Rushville, Ind., he was the son of Julius Campbell and Frances Mahan Campbell. He grew up in the Terre Haute and Cory area and attended Clay City High School. ...
RALPH M. FURNEY (11/15/04)
Ralph F. Furney, 84, of rural Greencastle died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at the Asbury Towers Retirement Center. Born June 1, 1920, in Putnam County, he was the son of Ross and Julie Daniels Furney. In 1952 he married Ruth Harden and she passed away in 2001...
HAROLD F. KELLER (11/15/04)
Harold F. Keller, 71, of Brazil died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at his residence. Born Jan. 11, 1933, and raised in Seelyville, Ind., he was the son of Emery and Flossie Keller. He had worked for Quaker Maid, Alcan Alumnimum and Indiana State University. He was a Korean War veteran, serving with the Navy from 1951-56. He was in the Air National Guard from 1977-1982...
RICHARD 'RICK' JONES (11/15/04)
Richard, "Rick" Jones, 47, of Staunton died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Brazil on Aug. 31, 1957, he was the son of John H. Jones and Thelma Cox Jones. He served in the National Guard for six years and worked in construction in Clay County, most recently for Wilbur Jones Construction...
ROBERT E. POWELL (11/12/04)
Robert E. Powell, 75, of Poland died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in HealthSouth, Terre Haute. Born Jan. 12, 1929, in Jordan Village, Ind., he was the son of Arthur Melvin and Frances (Walbring) Powell. He Married Barbara Schopmeyer on Sept. 12, 1954. Mr. Powell serrved in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
EVELYN I. HYATT STOOPS (11/12/04)
Evelyn I. Hyatt Stoops, 89, of Cory died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Holly Hill Health Care. Born June 25, 1915, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Cash and Myrtle Dalton Hyatt. She had worked in manufacturing at Wadley Poultry and later in the dietary department at Meadows Manor, retiring in 1975...
MARK STEVEN TANNER (11/11/04)
Mark Steven Tanner, 50, of Brazil died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, in Brazil. Born July 30, 1954, in Vigo County, he was the son of Russell Tanner and Florence (Stringer) Tanner. He married Pamela Royer, who survives. Mr. Tanner was an Insurance Claims Adjuster for Farm Bureau Insurance...
MABEL IRENE LADD PRESCOTT (11/11/04)
Mabel Irene Ladd Prescott, 84, of Mooresville, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born April 29, 1920, in Plainfield, Ind., she was the daughter of John Royal and Zella Berger Ladd, who are deceased. She was the widow of Oliver R. Prescott Sr., whom she married Sept. 3, 1938, and who died July 23, 1977...
GAYLE ELEANOR BROWN (11/01/04)
Gayle Eleanor Brown, 87, of Terre Haute, died 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born March 2, 1917, in Terre Haute, the daughter of John and Ethel Auten Reese who have both preceded her in death. Several years following high school she returned to college and attended Florida Theological School where she received her bachelor's degree. She served as the Senior Pastor at Sugar Grove Community Church near Farmersburg, Ind...