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Obituaries from March 2005

WILLIAM O. BARNETT SR. (03/30/05)
William O. Barnett Sr., 70, of Reelsville, died Monday, March 28, 2005, in his residence. Born June 13, 1934, in Reelsville, he was the son of James and Valena Bond Barnett and married Ruby Fulk Barnett on Feb. 7, 1959. He was an auto mechanic for several years in Brazil until retirement in 1996 and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed birds, gardening, mushroom hunting and being a grandpa...
FLORENCE LARNED (03/23/05)
Florence Larned, 84, of Brazil died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at 8:46 p.m. in Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 28, 1920, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Louis and Reida Stickson Moody. Survivors include her sisters, Mary Jo Johnson, Helen Abney and Alice Alexander and many nieces and nephews...
BEATRICE COOKSEY PURCELL (03/22/05)
Beatrice Cooksey Purcell, 69, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Putnam County Hospital at Greencastle. Born Jan. 16, 1936, she was the daughter of William and Mabel Batchelor Cooksey. She attended Van Buren High School and married Gerald R. Purcell on Sept. 2, 1964...
CARL A. JUNE (03/22/05)
Carl A. June, 64, of Spencer died Sunday in St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born Jan. 22, 1941, in Monroe County, he was the son of Albert and Lucille (Strawmeyer) June. He was married to the former Susie Lovett; she survives. He worked for Propane-Service Tech and attended Pleasant Hill Church...
NORMA JEAN MCGOWEN (03/22/05)
Norma Jean McGowen of Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, March 18, 2005, at her residence. Born in Brazil, she moved to Manatee County, Fla., in 1973. She worked in the Anna Maria Elementary cafeteria, retiring in 1988. She was preceded in death by her father, James Ollie; her mother, Isabelle C. Wesche; a brother, Donald Boyd; and sisters, Rachel Quigley and Maxine Harvey...
ARGEL ONEY CHAMBERS (03/22/05)
Argel Oney Chambers, 80, of Bowling Green died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at 8:40 p.m. in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Aug. 22, 1924, in Center Point, he was the son of Jospeh and Neva Ruth James Chambers. He served in the Army as a machine gunner in World War II, receiving a purple heart...
THOMAS W. HIGGINS (03/21/05)
Thomas W. Higgins, 73, of Brazil died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 2:40 p.m. in his residence following an extended illness. Born July 13, 1931, in Putnam County, he was the son of Clarence Higgins and Mayme Morgan Higgins. He attended school in Putnam County and served in the U.S. Army in 1948...
DAN R. TARGETT (03/21/05)
Dan R. Targett, 52, of Brazil died unexpectedly Thursday, March 17, 2005. Born April 30, 1952, in Brazil, he was the son of Robert L. Targett and Marjorie Wallace Targett. On June 8, 1973, he married Kathy Ann Cass. She survives. He graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1970, and worked at CBS in Terre Haute for 12 years. He worked for 20 years in the maintenance department of Great Dane...
DAVID C. GASKILL (03/21/05)
David C. Gaskill, 63 of Brazil, died at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Indianapolis. He was the son of James and Norma Tiefel Gaskill. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1959 and went on to graduate from Indiana State University in 1964. He married Brenda Hughes in Brazil on Oct. 26, 1963...
CARL R. ORMAN (03/21/05)
Carl R. Orman, 66, of Marion Ind., formerly of Clay County, died at 3:29 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Highland Regional Medical Center, Sebring, Fla. Born in Clay County, he was the son of Willie and Dorothy (Stigler) Orman. His mother is deceased...
BERNETTA LOUISE ALLEN (03/24/05)
Bernetta Louise Allen, 88, of Terre Haute died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Union Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Charles W. Allen and Lena May Allen. She was a 1935 graduate of Brazil High School and memberships included Central Christian Church, Twelve Points Chapter No. 528 Order of Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, Eight and Forty Vigo Salon 26 and ETA Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Sorority...
TED NAANES (03/24/05)
Ted Naanes, 70, of Worthington died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Greene County General Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Spencer, he was the son of Guy Hugh and Ruby (Michael) Naanes. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1951. He married Viann Schmaltz...
MAJORIE H. SMITH (03/24/05)
Marjorie H. Smith, 79, of Terre Haute died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Born Jan. 29, 1926, in Clay City, she was the daughter of Herschel Huffman and Ruth M. Howald Huffman. She was preceded in death on May 10, 1999, by her husband, Robert W. Smith, whom she married on May 18, 1946, and by her parents, her brother, Mack Huffman, and two sisters, Imogene Ross and Aretha Thompson...
WANETA HALL BEDWELL (03/30/05)
Waneta Hall Bedwell, 91, of Brazil died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Trinity West Hospital in Rock Island, Ill. Born in Brazil on March 12, 1914, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Xenia Wolverton Hall. She attended Brazil High School. In 1949 she married Estelle Bedwell...
ROSEMARY RENFRO (03/29/05)
Rosemary Virginia Schimmel Renfro, 83, of Brazil died at Union Hospital in Terre Haute at 12:40 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2005. Born Aug. 27, 1921, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Fred and Estelle Bennett Schimmel. She was a 1939 graduate of Garfield High School...
ESTELL LENA LYON (03/29/05)
Estell Lena Lyon, 87, of Center Point, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 7:35 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born April 2, 1917, in Frogville, Okla., she was the daughter of Virgil and Sophie Williams Nation. Memberships included Center Point Methodist Church and Center Point Order of Eastern Star No. 261 where she was a member for more than 50 years...
MARY ALICE WILSON (03/29/05)
Mary Alice Wilson, 99, of Brazil died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Clay Health Center. Born Oct. 28, 1905, in Oblong, Ill., she was the daughter of Oliver and Sarah McGregor McIntire. She married Otis Elmer Wilson on May 8, 1952; he preceded her in death...
IRENE WILLIS DIERDORFF (03/28/05)
Irene Willis Dierdorff of rural Brazil died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at Clay Health Center in Brazil. Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Middlebury, Ind., she was the daughter of Arlie and Esther Willis. She graduated from Ashboro High School and on March 1, 1941, she married Virgil Dierdorff. He preceded her in death in 1985...
FRANK L. PEEBLES (03/28/05)
Frank L. Peebles, 86 of Staunton, passed away March 27, 2005, on Easter morning at 7:09 a.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a resident there just at short time. Born Sept. 30, 1918, in Cambria, Ill., he was the son of William and Bertha Ashby Peebles...
THOMAS C. JOHNSON (03/28/05)
Thomas C. Johnson, 75 of Brazil died unexpectedly March 24, 2005, at 8:06 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 1, 1929, in Toronto, Canada, the son of Clarence and Audrey Musgrove Johnson. He was raised in the Chicago area and graduated from Morgan Park High School. ...
ALTHEA D. CARPENTER (03/24/05)
Althea D. Carpenter, 94, of Terre Haute died Friday, March 18, 2005, at 1:55 pm. in Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 22, 1910, in Wheatland, Ind., she was the daughter of Edward James Lindsay and Ida Mae Berry Lindsay. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she was a member of Tri-Delta Sorority...
VICKIE LYNN DAVIS (03/24/05)
Vickie Lynn Davis, 50, of Indianapolis died Tuesday, March 22, at Manor Care in Indianapolis. Born Dec. 20, 1954, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of David Davis and Myrtle Davis. Survivors include her mother; sisters, Janis Nelson of Indianapolis, Marcella Deverich of Terre Haute, Lorri Davis of Brazil and Penny Byrer of Brazil; brothers, David Davis of West Terre Haute, Larry Davis of Indianapolis and Danny Davis of West Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews...
ROBERT M. HUNT (03/21/05)
Robert M. Hunt, 63, of Knightsville died at 8:34 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly becoming ill in his home. Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Brazil, he was the son of the Rev. Frederick M. Hunt and the late Elva Martha Glasco Hunt. He was a 1960 graduate of Brazil High School...
DAVID C. GASKILL (03/18/05)
David C. Gaskill, 63 of Brazil, died at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005 in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born September 13, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of James and Norma Tiefel Gaskill. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1959 and went on to graduated from Indiana State University in 1964. He married Brenda Hughes in Brazil on October 26, 1963...
JOE R. WHEELER (03/10/05)
Joe R. Wheeler, 55, of Brazil died Monday, March 7, 2005, at 9:02 p.m. in Union Hospital in Terre Haute, after battling an extended illness. He was born September 12, 1949 to Joe and Mary Snyder Wheeler and on June 1, 1968 he married Marilyn Hamilton Wheeler. ...
CHARLES DAVID FOSTER (03/07/05)
Charles David "Charlie" Foster, 24, of Terre Haute died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1980, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Alvin "Bud" and Lois Jean Harrison Foster. He had worked as a packager for Hoosier Hand Pack. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Jean Foster...
MARY BELLE SPELBRING (03/07/05)
Mary Belle Spelbring, 82, of Poland died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 3, 1923, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Zella Schroer Neese. She graduated from Reelsville High School and married Carl F. Spelbring on May 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1995...
HERSCHEL CECIL FRETZ (03/07/05)
Herschel Cecil Fretz, 91, of Center Point died Friday, March 4, 2005, at 2:55 a.m. at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. Born Oct. 7, 1913, in Clay County, he was the son of Anthony and Ora LaSalle Fretz. He was a graduate of Ashboro High School and married Margaret Clarke Fretz on June 18, 1938.They lived on the same farm south of Saline for 67 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II...
DOROTHY E. WALTZ (03/03/05)
Dorothy E. Waltz, 80, of Rockville, Ind., died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in West Central Community Hospital, Clinton. Born March 18, 1924, in Owen County, Ind., she was the daughter of Otto Everly and Hallie Oberholtzer Everly. She was married to George G. Waltz on Nov. 25, 1954, in Spencer, Ind...
ADAM JERICHO RICHARDSON (03/03/05)
Adam Jericho Richardson, infant, of Brazil died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was the son of Albert Magnus Richardson III and Misty Lynn Duchaine Richardson. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in McCullough-Stigler Cemetery with Randy Langley officiating...
CLAUDE WILLIAM WALKER (03/02/05)
Claude William Walker, 78, of Brazil, died at 9:03 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born Oct. 26, 1926, near Lena, Ind., in Parke County. He was the son of Claude and Lillie Mae Martin Walker who have both preceded him in death...
ELLEEN PARKS (03/02/05)
Elleen Parks, 89, of St. Charles, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles, Mo. Born Jan. 17, 1916, in Prairietown, Ind., she was the daughter of Ralph D. Whitaker and Edna Whitaker. She was married to Frank E. Parks. All three are deceased. She had attended Indiana State University...
WILLIAM SPENCE (03/01/05)
William Spence, 87 of rural Brazil, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born July 6, 1917, in Cardonia, Ind., he was the son of Joseph and Beatrice Smith Spence. He attended Brazil High School and spent his years following high school as a maintenance worker employed at Glen-Gery brick plant until his retirement. On April 15, 1939, in Terre Haute he married Doris Crafton who has preceded him in death...
CONSTANCE LANG (03/10/05)
Constance Virginia White Higgins Whallon Lang, 86, of Bowling Green died March 9, 2005 at 1 a.m. at her residence. She was born May 5, 1918 in Vigo County, the daughter of Alfred and Eliza Bundy White. During her working years she was employed at Home Packing and Midland Glass in Terre Haute. She enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, reading, farming, punch rugs, crafts, but most of all her grandchildren...
BETHANY RANDALL (03/11/05)
Bethany Shayne Randall, 15, of Plainfield, formerly of Brazil died March 10, 2005 at Indiana University Medical Center from an anoxic brain injury due to cardiac arrhythmia. She was born August 26, 1989 in Terre Haute, the daughter of Andrew and Myca Baysinger Randall. As a little girl she attended Forest Park Elementary School and North Clay Middle School. Her family had relocated to Plainfield last year and Bethany was currently attending Plainfield High School as a freshman...
VIRGIL THOMAS (03/11/05)
Virgil "Red" Thomas, 74, of Brazil passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2005 in the Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born April 22, 1930 in Mecca, Indiana to Raymond Charles and Bessie Jordan Thomas and married Barbara Newport on Sept. ...
LARRY D. MILLER (03/18/05)
Larry D. Miller, 62, of rural Brazil, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He had been receiving treatment for a heart condition. Born in Brazil on Jan. 15, 1943, his parents were Perley "Pete" Miller and Eloise Henderson Miller. He attended Van Buren High School...
ALMA L. LIFFICK (03/18/05)
Alma L. Liffick, 80, of Terre Haute died at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in the Regional Hospital emergency room. Born Dec. 18, 1924, in New Goshen, she was the daughter of William J. Stewart and Minnie Wolford Stewart. She was retired from Quaker Maid and was a member of Prairieton United Methodist Church...
JULIA LORENE GIRTON (03/16/05)
Julia Lorene Girton, 89, of Brazil died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at 12:35 a.m. in Clay Health Center of Brazil. Born May 15, 1915, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Oscar and Sylvia Ann McQueen Acree. She graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1933, and was a saleslady at G.C. Murphy Co. in Brazil for more than 35 years...
DORIS ANNA BAILEY (03/15/05)
Doris Anna Bailey, 69, of Brazil died Monday, March 14, 2005, at 10:47 a.m. in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Frank Stedman and Sylvia Apple Stedman. She worked in housekeeping for more than 11 years at the Clay County Hospital...
RUTH MAE WEBB (03/15/05)
Ruth Mae Webb, infant, of Clay City, was born and died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 5:26 p.m. in Union Hospital. She was the daughter of David Scott Webb and Jennifer Mae Deeter Webb. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Shiloh Madison Webb; a brother, David Josiah Webb; greandparents, David and Sue Webb of Bowling Green and Ray and Joanna Deeter of Clay City; great-grandparents, Betty Hiatt of Terre Haute and Max and Jane Deeter of Clay City; and a large extended family...
JOSEPHINE L. HUGHES (03/15/05)
Josephine L. Hughes, 91, of Franklin, Ind., formerly of Poland, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, in the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin. Born Jan. 25, 1914, in Fairmont, Ind., she was the daughter of James Pet Davis and Nora (Likens) Davis. She had been married to Russell V. Rich and Clifford A. Hughes; both husbands are deceased...
JAMES L. STRAHLA (03/15/05)
James L. Strahla, 89, of Xenia, Ohio, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in his home. Born June 18, 1915, in Clay County, he was the son of Pearl and Dell Butts. He married Eleanor Christy on Feb. 6, 1943. She preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2005. He graduated from Coalmont High School in 1935...
LILLIE BELL PICKENS GIBBONS (03/14/05)
Lillie Bell Pickens Gibbons, 98, of Reelsville, died at 5:18 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005, at Clay Health Center in Brazil. She was born Dec. 28, 1906, in Rome, Ga. She was the daughter of Alec and Maggie May McClarty Pickens. She married Walter "Bub" Lee Gibbons, also known as "Hoss". Although they had no children of their own, they raised three children of relatives: twins Bessie and Jessie and William "Button" Pickens Jr...
PEARL LEONARD LUCAS (03/11/05)
Pearl Leonard Lucas, 67, of Clay City died March 9, 2005 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident that morning. He was born in Sullivan County May 14, 1937 the son of Harley Lucas and Hester Genevieve Kress Lucas. He attended school in Hymera. April 9, 1960 he married Maryann Banks Lucas, and she survives...
CHRISTINA NORTHWAY (03/01/05)
Christina Northway, 87, of Knightsville died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at 6:45 a.m. at The Waters of Greencastle. Born July 18, 1917, in Knightsville, she was the daughter of Edgar and Stella Matthews Northway. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936 and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Knightsville...