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Obituaries from December 2004

GEORGE SCHMALTZ (12/02/04)
George Schmaltz, 81, of Center Point, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at his residence. He was the son of Herman and Edna Givens Schmaltz and married the late Wilma Reynolds Schmaltz on June 30, 1945. Mr. Schmaltz was employed by Public Service as an electrician. He assembled and repaired substations across Indiana...
JONATHAN MILLETT (12/15/04)
Jonathan "Jon" Millett, 50, of Brazil and formerly of Wheaton, Ill., died at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004. Born July 15, 1954, in Chicago, he was the son of Thomas and Joan Donohoe Millett. He graduated from Wheaton High School and worked in home construction and remodeling. He last worked for the Torco auto dealership in West Chicago, Ill...
TRESSIA MAE ROGERS (12/16/04)
Tressia Mae Rogers, 92 of Cory, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 19, 1912, in Cory, she was the daughter of Lewis and Margaret Modesitt Unger. She graduated from Cory High School. In 1931 she married Elmer K. Rogers. Tressia attended the Cory Zion Community Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
FOREST MACE AKER (12/20/04)
Forest Mace Aker, 83, of Greencastle died Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 2004, in his home. Born May 23, 1921, in Center Point, he was the son of Forest and Lucille (Mace) Aker. On Oct. 4, 1952, he married Betty Jane France who survives. A lifelong resident of Putnam County, he grew up in Washington Township on the family farm and graduated from Reelsville High School. ...
CATHERYNE ELIZABETH BERRY (12/20/04)
Catheryne Elizabeth Berry, 84 of Brazil, died at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room. Born in Shepherdsville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late William and the late Eva Jane (Lucas) Kingery. She was a homemaker and had attended the Church of Christ in Knightsville...
ELSIE MORGAN WATTERS (12/21/04)
Elsie Morgan Watters, 61, of Spencer, formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 20 at the Owen Valley Health Campus. Born Oct. 5, 1943, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ross and Mary Mosteller. She belonged to the Baptist Church and was a truck driver. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Barker, and husband, Vance, of Brazil; two sons, Joe and wife, Tammy Morgan, of Spencer and David and wife, Marla Morgan, of Marion; three sisters, Cathy Kennedy of Kokomo, Betty Linder of Camby and Mildred Fields of Brazil; two brothers, Roy Mosteller of Brazil and Ross Mosteller of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren.. ...
PATRICIA L. BEDWELL (12/21/04)
Patricia L. Bedwell, 70, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 27, 1934, in Dugger, Ind., she was the daughter of Gertrude Lucille Parks Pugh. Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Bedwell, of Indianapolis; a son, Roy Ray Bedwell, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Diana Bedwell, of Indianapolis; a brother, Roy Gene Kellar, of Brazil; and a sister, Rita Gale Marlow, of Brazil...
VIRGINIA LEE CORDREY (12/21/04)
Virginia Lee Cordrey, 85, of Brazil died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for a year. Born in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Lewis and Florence Ellen Taylor Bowers. She attended Glenn High School and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Seelyville...
ELLENE L. WILLIAMS (12/22/04)
Ellene L. Williams, 83, of Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at Rosewalk Village of Indianapolis. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Davidson County, Tenn., she was the daughter of Lemuel Lycurgles Holley and Louise Jane (Stenson) Holley...
JOHN OLIVER MCINTIRE (12/23/04)
John Oliver McIntire, 79 of Brazil, died at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Feb, 7, 1925, in Knightsville, he was the son of Samuel N. McIntire Sr. and Mildred Mogan McIntire. He graduated from Van Buren High School. Following high school John entered military service with the U.S. Army...
VIRGIL EMORY AKER (12/23/04)
Virgil Emory Aker, 88, of Brazil died at 11:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at Cloverleaf Health Care Facility in Knightsville. Born Sept. 17, 1916, to John and Ida Mae Brattain Aker, he joined the United States Army in 1941; serving in WWII and earning several medals...
PAULINE MARGARET JULBERT (12/27/04)
Pauline Margaret Julbert, 82 of Brazil died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 2004, in Royal Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. She was born May 20, 1922, in Diamond, Ind., to George and Alice Soltis Mager. She married Alexander Julbert on July 11, 1942. She was a homemaker who enjoyed the outdoors and her family...
WAYNE HOWARD MITCHEL (12/27/04)
Wayne Howard Mitchel, 77, of Rockville, formerly of Center Point, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Lee Alan Bryant Healthcare Facility. Born Nov. 12, 1927, in California, he was the son of Howard J. Mitchel and Thelma Dierdorff Mitchel. He was raised in Indiana and graduated from Ashboro High School in 1947. When he was younger, he worked at Dietz Poultry Farm and for the Ford dealership in Brazil. He also liked to help neighbors with odd jobs...
CURTIS RICHARD 'DICK' JONES (12/27/04)
Curtis Richard "Dick:" Jones, 80, of Clay City, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, in Williamsburg Health Care at Crawfordsville, Ind. He was the son of Paul and Blanche Perry Jones and was married to Helen Rine Jones. He was employed by Arketex for 27 years prior to working for Growers Co-op in Clay City, the Worthington IGA and Wal-Mart...
MARIEA MEYER (12/27/04)
Mariea Meyer, 69, of Brazil died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at 7:24 a.m. in Union Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1935, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Elmer and Doras Simrell. She graduated from Gerstmeyer High School. On May 6, 1961, she married Charles Meyer. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2004...
DANIEL HENRY KLINE (12/27/04)
Daniel Henry Kline, 56, of Brazil died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, from injuries he received in an automobile accident. Born May 24, 1948, in Clay County, he was the son of George Kline and Betty Lovett Kline. He was self-employed as a carpenter in Brazil for many years...
TERESA LYNN KLINE (12/27/04)
Teresa Lynn Kline, 49, of Brazil died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, from injuries she received in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 25, 1955, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lois Bennett Miller. She graduated from Van Buren High School and attended one year at Ivy Tech for welding...
GARY A. BEIL (12/29/04)
Gary A. Beil, 49, of Newburgh, Ind., died on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident. Gary was a graduate of Lake Central High School in St. John, Ind., and earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1978. Gary spent his entire 26-year work career at ALCOA's Warrick operations in Newburgh. He was currently a Senior Staff Engineer with his P.E. license...
YVONNE KILLION (12/14/04)
Yvonne Killion, 85, of Carbon died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at 9:50 a.m. in Union Hospital at Terre Haute following a brief illness. Born April 17, 1919, in Noordpeene, France, she was the daughter of Andrew and Marie Leynart DeClair Blondiau. Her family immigrated to this country when she was 4 years old...
AUDREY A. MORLAN (12/13/04)
Audrey A. Morlan, 80, of Brazil died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at 10:55 a.m. in Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. Born Feb. 17, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of George and Alice Stewart Archer. She was a custodian for the Clay Community School Corp. until her retirement in 1987...
REVA JAMES BREWSTER (12/13/04)
Reva James Brewster, 69, of Greencastle died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Putnam County Hospital. She was the daughter of William Henry and Rose Bemis James. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, bowling and shopping. She had been married to her husband, Curtis, since Dec. 5, 1953...
BENITA LOUISE CLAGG (12/02/04)
Benita Louise Clagg, 71, of Brazil, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Oct. 10, 1933, in Wood River, Ill., she was the daughter of Duard and Beulah Cates Ward. She graduated from Worden High School...
LEANNA M. RICHARDSON (12/03/04)
Leanna M. Richardson, 54, of Greenville, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Norton Hospital, Louisville. She had been a Purdue University Extension Educator for Spencer, Clark and Floyd counties and was actively involved in southern Indiana 4-H activities. She was a member of Greenville Christian Church...
DENNIS R. ABERNATHY (12/06/04)
Dennis R. Abernathy, 62 of Carrollton, Ga., died 12:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 19, 1942, in Brazil he was the son of Verley and Sarah Walker Abernathy. He graduated from Van Buren High School. He worked for Columbia Records/Sony Music in Terre Haute, transferring to Carrollton, Ga., in the early '80s. He retired after 38 years with the company. He was a member of BPO Elks. He especially enjoyed I.U. basketball...
TANETTE 'TONI' NICOLE DICKISON (12/06/04)
Tanette "Toni" Nicole Dickison, 18, of Brazil, died 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004. Born May 29, 1986, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Kenny Ray and Frances Cozine Dickison. Toni attended Northview High School and participated on the girl's basketball team and in the Northview chapter of SADD. ...
ROSEMARY FELL (12/06/04)
Rosemary Fell, 84, of Cory died at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at her residence. Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Cory, she was the daughter of Charles Howard west and Mary Ellen Zenor. She belonged to Cory United Methodist Church, Riley Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution...
ALBERTA E. ACKERMAN (12/06/04)
Alberta E. Ackerman Blundell Pike, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in the Holly Hills Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 22, 1915, in Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lulu Riley Ackerman. She was a homemaker, loved Christmas and stuffed animals...
JOHN BOTEN (12/07/04)
John Boten, 88, of Oakland City, passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, after a long illness. He moved to Oakland City from Williamsport, Ind., in 1976. He was a foreman and driver for Rose Brother's Trucking Co. of Terre Haute. He was a 50-year member of the F&AM Lodge No. 597 at Center Point, Ind...
WANETA I. HUGHES (12/07/04)
Waneta I. Hughes, 91, of Brazil, died at 1:24 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born June 16, 1913, in Brazil, she was the daughter of George W. and Leota DeBruler Patrick. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married Calvin "Cobby" Hughes on Nov. 27, 1935. She was a member of Peniel United Methodist Church...
ALMA GRACE HAUSER (12/09/04)
\Alma Grace Hauser, 90, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at Owen Valley Healthcare Center. She had been a resident there for several years. Born June 9, 1914, in Owen County, she was the daughter of Preston A. Newport and Burilla Crabb Newport...
PAMELIA K. WRIGHT (12/09/04)
\Pamelia K. Wright, 55, of Terre Haute died early Wednesday morning at Union Hospital. Born April 26, 1949, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Martin C. and Betty L. (Ream) Crosley. She married Robert G. Wright and he survives. Pamelia worked in the accounting office at IT Travel, graduated from Garfield High School in 1967 and from Indiana State University in 1971. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Brazil and the Southern Indiana Paint Horse Club...
ROBERT L. WISE (12/09/04)
\Robert L. Wise, 88, of Indianapolis and formerly of Terre Haute, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Lakeview Manor in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 5, 1916, in Sullivan County, Ind., he was the son of Flavius and Leona Wise. He was a member of Terre Haute First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 86, Zorah Shrine and the Scottish Rite...
MARTHA EILEEN HUNT (12/09/04)
Martha Eileen (Myers) Hunt, 87, of Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Indianapolis, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in Greenwood Village South. Born June 3, 1917, in Clinton, Ind., she was the daughter of Lewis M. and Myrtle P. (Cratty) Myers. She was married to Joseph Raymond Hunt, who is deceased...
ROBERT MARSHEL TELLECHEA (12/09/04)
Robert Marshel Tellechea, infant, was born Nov. 30, 2004, and died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va.. He was the son of Luis M. Tellechea and Sarah Torbert Tellechea. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Ian and Luis Tellechea; grandparents, Paul and Sue Torbert, of Brazil; great-grandparents, Hilda Torbert and Mary and Marshel Shonkwiler of South Bend, Ind.; an aunt, Rebekah Holmes and her husband, Isaac, stationed in Iraq; an uncle, Matt, and Tiffany Torbert, of Brazil; and many members of his extended family.. ...
PATRICIA R. CLUESMAN (12/09/04)
Patricia R. Cluesman, 67, of Jasonville, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born April 6, 1937, in Noblesville, Ind., she was the daughter of Frank and Bertha Lear O'Neal. She attended school in Noblesville and later worked for RCA in Indianapolis for 14 years...
ROBERT NOEL SELSAM (12/09/04)
Robert "Dinger" Noel Selsam, 65, of Center Point died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at 3:50 p.m. in St. Vincent Hospital at Indianapolis. Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Vermillion County, he was the son of William C. and Florence Vogel Selsam and the grandson of Dr. Etta B. Selsam of Terre Haute...
RUTH A. BOYCE (12/09/04)
Ruth A. Boyce, 81, formerly of Poland and Putnam County, died at 11:05 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Since May 2002, she had been a resident of Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born at Limedale on April 23, 1923, her parents were Vernie Beaman and Mary caldwell Beaman. She was a 1941 graduate of Reelsville High School...
DOMICELLA E. HAYES (12/13/04)
Domicella (Dottie) E. Hayes, 77, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 13, 1926, in East Chicago, Ind., she was the daughter of Benedict Joseph Rockley and Delma Rosalie (Surblis) Rockley. She was a retired Registered Nurse. She and her husband, William Hayes, moved to Bella Vista in 1984 from McHenry, Ill...
RAY H. DOME (12/29/04)
Ray H. Dome, 72, of Elwood, Ill., died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at his residence. Born June 16, 1932, in Evansville, Ind., he was the son of Marion Hardin Dome and Frances Winifred Pribble. On Oct. 30, 1951, he married Margaret Mary Bussing in Brazil. They moved to Illinois where he was an oil well driller, a past member of IBEW Local 9 and was a general contractor in the Chicago area...