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Obituaries from February 2005

GERTRUDE MONG MAURER BURKITT (02/28/05)
Gertrude Mong Maurer Burkitt, 90, of Center Point died at 1:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Clay County Health Center in Brazil. Born Sept. 4, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Nick and Cora McCullough Mong. She was a graduate of Brazil High School in 1933 and married Cecil E. Maurer on July 1, 1933. He died May 11, 1980. She then married George Burkitt who passed away in December 1995...
WILLIAM R. HUFF (02/21/05)
William R. Huff, 84, of Kokomo, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at his residence. He was born in Tipton on Dec. 3, 1920, to Raymond Huff and Pearl (Knotts) Huff Jones. He married Evelyn G. Crawford on Oct. 3, 1938, and she survives. He had previously lived in Brazil for 25 years and Goldsmith, Ind., for 20 years...
MARTHA LEE NAVEL (02/18/05)
Martha Lee Navel, 79, of Linton, Ind., died at 9:09 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Aug. 29, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Moss) Wenning. She and her husband, Otis Navel, owned several rental properties in Linton. She was a 1946 graduate of Central Beauty Academy in Indianapolis...
BERTHA MAE WENCE (02/18/05)
She was born the daughter of Howard and Ethel Smock Burgess on Nov. 26, 1911, in Indianapolis. Her parents preceded her in death along with a son in 2004, Tom Wence, and a brother, Howard Burgess. During her working years she was employed at Terre Haute First National Bank. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family...
JOSEPH M. CARPENTER (02/18/05)
Joseph M. Carpenter, 90, of Cloverland, Ind., died at 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He was born Dec. 18, 1914, to Bert and Dora Wagner Carpenter, who preceded him in death along with a brother, LeRoy Carpenter. He married Sophia Mitchell on June 20, 1937, and she survives him...
PAUL E. SNEDDON (02/17/05)
Paul E. Sneddon, 70, of Brazil died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Health South Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 23, 1934, in Brazil, he was the son of William A. Sneddon and Ina M. Lunsford Sneddon. He was raised in the Knightsville area and graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1953...
DARRELL WAYNE GRAYLESS (02/17/05)
Darrell Wayne Grayless, 64, of Brazil died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at 1 p.m. in his mother's home. Born April 15, 1940, in Brazil. he was the son of Gilbert Grayless and Elizabeth Hope Kidwell Grayless. He worked as a laborer at Arketex and Great Dane. He had served in the Navy...
MARCELINE GRINDLE (02/17/05)
Marceline M. Brunic Grindle, 86, of Terre Haute died at 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born. Nov. 23, 1918, she was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Gilson Brunic. She graduated from Coalmont High School in 1935 and married Howard Grindle on Aug. 2, 1942...
JANE YAGER (02/16/05)
Jane Maxine Hubbard Yager died in Berne, Ind., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at 1:45 p.m. Survivors include four daughters, including Julie Kinley owner of McKinley House Bed and Breakfast in Brazil, and three grandchildren, Megan O'Neill Thompson and Seann and Ryan O'Neill, formerly of Clayton, Ind...
HELEN V. ROGERS (02/15/05)
Helen V. Rogers, 82, of Brazil, died early Thursday morning at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 12, 1923 in Clay County, Ind., she was the daughter of Robert Galbraith and Glenn Galbraith. Helen married Raymond and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker...
FLOSSIE B. KECK (02/21/05)
Flossie B. Keck, 92, of Greencastle died Saturday morning. Born in Clinton Falls on Sept. 16, 1912, she was the daughter of Oscar and Oma Marie Martin Boswell. She had been a supervisor at General Telephone Co., for 32 years before retiring. She had been a member of the City Council and served two terms as Vice President of the Zoning Board, 1978-1982...
RUTH M. LONG (02/22/05)
Ruth M. Long, 92, of Terre Haute died at 8:20 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Union Hospital. Born April 19, 1912, in Muncie, Ind., she was the daughter of Henry C. Stoneburner and Nancy Jane Rupard Stoneburner. Her husband, Harry F. Long, died May 13, 1965. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Martha Frederick and Ruth Johnson; six brothers; and six sisters...
RAMONA R. KNIGHT (02/22/05)
Ramona R. Knight, 68, of rural Brazil died at 3:55 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in her Jackson Township home. She had been ill for nine months with a brain tumor. Born in Bowling Green on March 25, 1936, her parents were John Clarke and Olive Milligan Clarke...
SYLVIA IRENE ANSTEAD (02/28/05)
Sylvia Irene Anstead, 87, of Charleston, S.C., and formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Charleston. Born Aug. 28, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Nathan Harden and Margaret Comer Harden. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gerald Anstead and two daughters, Edith Lou Anstead and Beverly Duncan...
JERALD E. FLOYD SR. (02/28/05)
Jerald E. Floyd Sr., 64, of Brazil died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at his residence. Born Sept. 22, 1940, in Brazil, he was the son of Arthur and Aldabelle Poor Floyd. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1958, and worked with his father and owned and operated Floyd's Body Shop all of his working years...
VIRGINIA LOUISE DOWNING MILLER (02/28/05)
Virginia Louise "Ginny" Downing Miller, 61, died of cancer on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005. She attended Christ Community Church in Brazil and was a volunteer at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. She enjoyed traveling and reading. Survivors include her husband, Don, whom she married Dec. ...
IMOGENE "JEAN" JENKINS ROYER (02/25/05)
Imogene "Jean" Jenkins Royer, 76 of Clay City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005 at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1928 in Worthington, Ind., the daughter of Manuel and Goldie Miller Jenkins. She graduated from Coalmont High School in 1947. She married Richard L. Royer on Jan. 19, 1947, he survives...
PEGGY A. BRITTON (02/25/05)
Peggy A. Britton, 71, of Brazil, died Feb. 23, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Alzheimer's. She was born on Jan. 10, 1934 to Bert and Edith Morlan. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1952 and was a member of Berea Christian Church. She was a homemaker and teaching assistant at East Side Elementary School...
EVELYN JANE (NEESE) CLINE (02/25/05)
Evelyn Jane (Neese) Cline, 84, of Poland, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Alterra Serling House at Mesa, Arizona. She was born February 21, 1921 in Poland to Dennis Clifford and Lola A. (Nees) Neese. She married Russell Paul Cline on January 29, 1943, he proceeded her in death on October 24, 1996...
JOSHUA B. LEONARD (02/24/05)
Joshua B. Leonard, 26, of Indianapolis died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in his residence. Born Jan. 17, 1979, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Donald E. and Sally J. (Williams) Leonard. He was a graduate of South Putnam High School Class of 1997 and attended Indiana State University, holding various offices as well as serving as president of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was an accomplished pianist and composer...
TONI EILEEN EVERHART NEWGENT (02/24/05)
Toni Eileen Everhart Newgent, 52, of Brazil died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1952, in Sullivan, she was the daughter of Jack and Marguerite Ballenger Everhart. She was employed at Lear Corp. in Greencastle for six years and was a member of Christ Community Church...
BLANCHE SHOEMAKER (02/23/05)
Blanche Shoemaker, 93, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Bradenton. Born July 23, 1911, in Brazil, she was a retired elementary and middle school music teacher and had been married to C. C. Shoemaker before his death...
JUSTIN GRANT WILSON (02/15/05)
Justin Grant Wilson, 32 days old, of Reelsville, died Feb. 12, 2005, at Riley Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 10, 2005, at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, he was the son of David and Lavett Goodpaster Wilson. He is survived by his parents and grandparents Steve and Lisa Goodpaster of Reelsville, Wilbur and Lisa Wilson of Brazil and Bobbi J. ...
DOROTHY 'DOT' DOWEN (BRADSHAW) KLINGLER (02/15/05)
Dorothy "Dot" Dowen (Bradshaw) Klingler, 83, was born Aug. 10, 1921, to William H. and Orlean Kathryn (Dowen) Bradshaw and died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at 7:15 p.m. She was a 1939 graduate of Van Buren High School and graduated in 1942 from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse with special training in pediatrics from Indiana University Medical Center, both in Indianapolis...
LOUISE (MORGAN) WISEHART MCKINNEY (02/08/05)
Louise (Morgan) Wisehart McKinney, 95, of Clay City died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 2:30 a.m. in Shakamac Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville. Born Sept. 13, 1909, in Castleton, Ind., she was the daughter of Chester and Alice Morgan. She graduated from Castleton High School in 1927 and later attended Ball State University...
GLEN J. SWAIM (02/07/05)
Glen J. Swaim, 72, of Marshall, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at 6:38 a.m. in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born May 16, 1932, in Parke County, he was the son of Ralph and Callie Jackson Swaim. He was a 1950 graduate of Tangier High School, Tangier, Ind...
JAMES F. OCHS (02/07/05)
James F. Ochs, 81 of Brazil, died at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, Feb.5, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazi. He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Psoteum, Ill. He was the son of Theodore Ochs and Mary Ablinger Ochs. He graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Illinois in 1944...
THEODORE MARK BASS JR. (02/07/05)
Theodore Mark Bass Jr., 73, of Center Point died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1931, he was the son of Theodore Bass Sr. and Laura May Bryan Bass Howald. He worked as a glaze handler for Arketex Ceramic Corp., in Brazil for 18 years, then for Romas Brothers Farms of Center Point for 40 years. ...
LOUISE (MORGAN) WISEHART MCKINNEY (02/07/05)
Louise (Morgan) Wisehart McKinney, 95, of Clay City died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 2:30 a.m. in Shakamac Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville. Born Sept. 13, 1909, in Castleton, Ind., she was the daughter of Chester and Alice Morgan. She graduated from Castleton High School in 1927 and later attended Ball State University...
SIMON L. WRIGHT SR. (02/07/05)
Simon L. Wright Sr., 87, of Terre Haute, formerly of Coal City, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He had been a resident at Davis Gardens for the past five years. Born Sept. 21, 1917, in Westport, Ind., he was the son of John Wright and Elisabeth Shane Wright...
GLADYS SHONK (02/04/05)
Gladys Shonk, 84, of Clay City died Feb. 3, 2005, at 3:45 a.m. in Clay Health Center, Brazil. Born Nov. 21, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of David Staley and Ethel Frump Staley. She graduated from Clay City High School. On Feb. 7, 1943, she married Delbert Shonk. They owned and operated a family farm for many years. He passed away in July, 1973...
MARGARET ANN NEAL (02/04/05)
Margaret Ann Neal, 78 of Brazil, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Margaret was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Lafayette, Ind., the daughter of L.E. Singer and Flora Potter Singer. She graduated from Galveston High School in 1943. Summers, during World War II, she worked in munitions plants assembling B-17 Flying Fortress bombers...
LORENE MAE GIRTON NEESE (02/03/05)
Lorene Mae Girton Neese, 96, of Greencastle died Tuesday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born Dec. 11, 1908, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Albert William and Cora Ann (Hutcheson) Girton. In 1946, she married Relph W. Neese and he preceded her in death in 1988...
THEODORE MARK BASS JR. (02/08/05)
Theodore Mark Bass Jr., 73, of Center Point died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Aug. 26, 1931, he was the son of Theodore Bass Sr. and Laura May Bryan Bass Howald. He worked as a glaze handler for Arketex Ceramic Corp., in Brazil for 18 years, then for Romas Brothers Farms of Center Point for 40 years. ...
BETTY HOFFMAN ROLLINGS (02/08/05)
Betty Hoffman Rollings, 82, of Brazil died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 7:35 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Vernon, Ind., where she had been a resident a short time. Born March 30, 1922, she was the daughter of Herbert E. and Mary E. Tilley Knust...
WARREN RAY WELLS (02/10/05)
Warren Ray Wells, 76, of Brazil died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Clay County, he was the son of Hubert F. Wells and Nell Stott Wells. He graduated from Brazil High School in the class of 1946 and then joined the Army. He spent two years in Japan and was discharged in September 1949...
THELMA JEAN TIBBETTS RIGHTSELL (02/15/05)
Thelma Jean Tibbetts Rightsell, 83, of Brazil died at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in Clay County Health Center in Brazil. Born May 10, 1922, she was the daughter of Hovia and Gladys Lucille Pyrah Tibbetts. She married Roy Edward Rightsell. She graduated from Brazil High School and Indiana State Teachers College...
RUTH E. MOHR (02/15/05)
Ruth E. Mohr, 81, of Brazil, died at 7:44 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1923, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Otis and Naomi Harrington McCann. She married Gus Mohr in 1941. She was employed for over 20 years at Clay County Hospital, first as a ward secretary and then in the cardiology department. She also worked as Brazil Clerk Treasurer and Clay County Recorder...
HUBERT JAMES HYDE (02/11/05)
Hubert James Hyde, 79, of Frankfort, Ind., died at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital in Frankfort, Ind. Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Brazil, he was the son of Clyde and Violet (Youngblood) Hyde. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1943 and later married Ruth Owen and they divorced. On Feb. 2, 1973, he married Stella Ferguson and she survives...
HARLEY R. IRELAND III (02/11/05)
Harley R. Ireland III, 93, of Brazil, died at 3:11 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Village in Terre Haute. Born Jan. 20, 1912, in Brazil, he was the son of Harley and Katherine "Betty" Johnson Ireland. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1929 and went on to attend Indiana University. He married Virginia Miller on Nov. 28, 1942, in Brazil...
KENNETH K. KNUST (02/10/05)
Kenneth K. Knust, 81 of Brazil, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 200,5 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born June 10, 1923, in Center Point, he was the son of Ulysses G. Knust and Ruth Stevenson Knust. He graduated from Cory High School. During World War II he enlisted in the U.S. ...
ORAN MUENSTER (02/10/05)
Oran Muenster, 63, of Greenfield, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Greenfield. Born June 28, 1941, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Anton-Otto Muenster and Charlotte Martha Fischer. His father is deceased, his mother lives at Greencastle. He was a graduate of Ashboro High School, Ashboro, and received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University...
MALCOLM WAYNE McLIN (02/10/05)
Malcolm "Mac" Wayne McLin, 17, of Brazil died suddenly on Monday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 4, 1987, in Brazil, he was the son of Ronald "Dewey" McLin Jr. and Peggy Smith McLin. He would have graduated from Northview High School in the Class of 2005...
LINDA SKELLEY (02/10/05)
Linda Skelley, 47, of Brazil died at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at her residence after an extended illness. Born in Vermillion County on Dec. 30, 1957, she was the daughter of Christina Marie Shannon and John W. Skelley. She was a 1976 graduate of Van Buren High School and then attended Indiana State University and Eastern Michigan University, where she studied criminology. ...
BETTY HOFFMAN ROLLINGS (02/10/05)
Betty Hoffman Rollings, 82, of Brazil died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 7:35 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Vernon, Ind., where she had been a resident a short time. Born March 30, 1922, she was the daughter of Herbert E. and Mary E. Tilley Knust...
HELENA Z. MOODY (02/03/05)
Helena Z. Moody, 71, of Brazil died in her residence on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at 10:25 a.m. Born May 1, 1933, in Shelburn, Ind., she was the daughter of James H. and Joanna Gottfried Mitchell. She was raised in Terre Haute and graduated from State High School...