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Obituaries from April 2005

James Daniel (Danny) White (04/28/05)
James (Danny) White, Clearwater, FL, formerly of Clay City, 44 years old, born Jan. 23, 1961, died April 27, 2005. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Paunda White, one brother Steve White, one sister Shauna Poe all of Clay City, two nephews, Paul White of Terre Haute and Canyon Poe of Clay City, one very special Aunt Pauliena West of Clay City, several extended family members and many friends...
THELMA MAXINE THOMAS (04/19/05)
Thelma Maxine Thomas, 82, of Brazil died at 1:03 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born Dec. 13, 1922, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Artie Mitchel Thomas. She graduated from Van Buren High School. Following high school, she married James M. Thomas on May 31, 1941, in Knightsville...
JESSIE BAYSINGER (04/19/05)
Jessie Elizabeth Baysinger, 74 of Brazil, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at her residence in Brazil. Born Oct. 1, 1930, in Clay County, she was the daughter of James B. and Gladys Robison Sanders. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1948. She married Bert L. Baysinger Jr. on Dec. 17, 1950, at Bee Ridge Church in Brazil...
JUDITH RAE WOOLERY (04/18/05)
Judith Rae Woolery, 63, of Carbon died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 12:47 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital after an extended bout with emphysema. Born Aug. 15, 1941, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Albert and Lucille Graves Gullifer. She married Kenneth Woolery on Oct. 1, 2957 and worked at CBS in pressroom maintenance at Terre Haute...
CURTIS C. VANHORN (04/15/05)
Curtis C. VanHorn, 80, of Clay City died at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born March 11, 1925, in Clay County, he was the son of Pierson H. and Josephine Harden VanHorn. He owned and operated Van's Service Center in Clay City and continued to work until becoming ill earlier this month. Prior to purchasing the service center, he was employed by Haymans' Hatchery and Feed Mill. he enjoyed gardening and collecting NASCAR memorabilia...
LINN R. COX (04/15/05)
Linn R. Cox, 55, of Brazil passed away in his home Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 9 a.m. Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Brazil he was the son of Ervin and Mary Jo Bussing Cox. He graduated from Brazil High School Class of 1967. He has worked as a maintenance mechanic for Bemis for 32 years. He was an active part of the ministry at Caring Center Church of God in Terre Haute...
VIOLA HOLLIDAY (04/13/05)
Viola Maxine Holliday, 82 of Brazil, and formerly of Rockville, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Clay Health Center in Brazil. She was a caregiver for many years. She was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Bloomingdale, Ind., to the late George Oliver Wittenmyer and to Lina Brower Wittenmyer. ...
WILLIAM "BILL" O. NEIHART (04/12/05)
William "Bill" O. Neihart, 75, of Coal City passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Harborside Healthcare Facility in Terre Haute. Born April 6, 1930, in Coal City, he was the son of Gilbert and Dorothy Wells Neihart. He was married to Connie Henley Niehart who survives...
HERBERT DANIEL ANDERSON (04/11/05)
Herbert Daniel Anderson, 87, of Terre Haute died Friday, April 8, 2005, in Union Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1917, in Clay City, he was the son of Charles and Susan (McCullough) Anderson. He farmed many years in Edger County, Ill., and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 80 in Bowling Green since 1940. He was also a member of the Presbyterian Church...
CLIFFORD A. "KIP" THOMAS (04/11/05)
Clifford A. "Kip" Thomas, 76. of Brazil died Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Cloverleaf Healthcare. Born July 30, 1928, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Cleve and Mabel (Hummel) Thomas. Memberships included Brazil Eagles Lodge and the Brazil Moose Lodge...
MICHAEL ASBURY II (04/20/05)
Michael Ross Asbury II, 28, of Spencer, died Monday, April 18, 2005, in an auto accident east of Spencer. Born Sept. 18, 1976, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Michael R. Asbury of Freedom and Sally (Shepard) Garrett of Spencer. He had attended Owen Valley High School and was a self-employed carpenter...
DOROTHY I. BRITTON (04/20/05)
Dorothy I. "Dot" Britton, 76, of Brazil, died at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Cloverleaf Healthcare Center at Knightsville. Born in Marion on Jan. 9, 1929, she was the daughter of Claude H. Williams and Beulah Taylor Williams. On Jan. 11, 1947, she married Joseph D. Britton of Brazil...
NOVA M. WALKER COOPER (04/26/05)
Nova M. Walker Cooper, 88 of Brazil, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2005 at Holly Hill Health Care in Brazil. She was born June 25, 1916 in Brazil, the daughter of Fred Otto Grothe and Maude Hewes Grothe. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1934. She attended Indiana State University and then Browns Business College...
MARJORIE WALSH HESLER (04/26/05)
Dr. Marjorie Walsh Hesler, a former Indiana State University professor, Presbyterian Church leader and Lay Minister, died Saturday April 23 from injuries in a bicycle accident last Wednesday in Terre Haute. She was 81. The accident occured near her home in the Village Quarter. She was transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
JACK L. PICKETT (04/26/05)
Jack L. Pickett, 76 of Brazil, died at 3:43 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Knightsville on Aug. 5, 1928, he was the son of Walter Shelby and Fairy Carnival Lucas Pickett. He married Lila M. DeBaun Nov. 16, 1952. He was a 1946 graduate of Brazil High School. ...
GLADYS COX (04/25/05)
Gladys Irene Cox, 100, of Brazil, formerly of the Bowling Green area, passed away at the home of her granddaughter April 24, 2005, at 3:33 am. She was born July 17, 1904, in Clay County, the daughter of Emery Moon and Lydia Killion Moon. She attended school in Washington Township. ...
DORIS JEAN SWEARINGEN (04/25/05)
Doris Jean Swearingen, 80, of Paducah, Ky. and formerly of Brazil, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Superior Care Home. She was the daughter of James and Margaret Elizabeth Campbell Jacobson and was a native of Sioux Falls, S.D. She married Archie R. Swearingen, a Brazil native, and the pair, married for 60 years, resided locally for approximately 10 years...
SHERRY ANN LUCAS FOX (04/25/05)
Sherry Ann Lucas Fox, 54, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil, died April 17, 2005. She was born Dec. 29, 1951 in Brazil the daughter of Robert and Julia Robison Lucas. She graduated from Staunton High School and then later graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor of science degree. On Nov. 22, 1991, she married Jeff Fox, who survives...
PATRICIA L. BATCHELOR (04/21/05)
Patricia L. Batchelor, 58, who resided north of Carbon in Parke County, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had suffered an extended illness. Born in Indianapolis on March 29, 1947, she was the daughter of Carson Malicoat and Mae Snapp Mailcoat. She later attended school in Bowling Green when her parents moved to that area. She had worked nine years as an assembler for Mallory Corporation in Greencastle, but had to leave due to poor health...
JACK W. FRITZ JR. (04/21/05)
Jack W. Fritz Jr., 61, of Clay City, died at 5:59 p.m., April 19, 2005 at Union Hospital in Terre haute. He was the son of John W. and Marjorie Marshall Fritz. After graduating from Clay City High School he joined the United States Army. Following his service to his country he worked at the Crane Navel Base, then at Peabody Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator until retiring in 2004. His hobbies include woodworking and his horse "Dude."...
JOY HARDEN (04/21/05)
Joy Harden, 81, of Clay City, died at noon, April 19, 2005 at his home. Born January 25, 1924 to William and Esther May Fisher Harden. He married Carroll hart Harden February 27, 1949. After graduating from Ashboro High School he served in the Amry eleventh airborne as a paratrooper in WWII. ...
DAVID C. FISHER (04/11/05)
David C. Fisher, 80 of Brazil passed away April 9, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 8, 1924, in Brazil the son of David Alexander Fisher and Minnie Lorene Garrison Fisher. He attended Brazil High School, and excelled at football and other sports. He also did Golden Gloves boxing as a young man...
WALTER ARTHUR SCOTT (04/14/05)
Walter Arthur Scott, 75, of Terre Haute died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in Regional Hospital. Born July 19, 1929, in Clay City, he was the son of Benjamin Franklin Scott and Olive Ivy Edmondson Scott. He was married July 26, 1975, to Wandy Denney, who survives...
WILLIAM CRICK (04/25/05)
William Allen Crick, 65, of Brazil passed away April 22, 2005, at 8:01 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Marion County, the son of William Dysart Crick and Isla Walbring Crick. He was raised in Owen County and graduated from Patricksburg High School, Class of 1957. He continued his education at Indiana State Teachers College graduating in 1961 with a Bachelors Degree and later a Masters Degree in Physical Education and Biology...
LUTHER ARVEL RAAB (04/11/05)
Luther Arvel Raab, 76 of Brazil died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Reelsville, Ind., the son of Arvel and Helen Smith Raab. He attended Reelsville High School. He married Rosemarie Kingery Nov. 18, 1949, in Brazil. He served in the U.S. Army until Sept. 19, 1952...
GLORIA HALLMARK SAMS (04/05/05)
Gloria Hallmark Sams, formerly of Staunton, died March 30, 2005, in Bradenton, Fla. She was married to Clarence Sams. The couple lived in Brazil 60 years. She had been a model, a Registered Nurse and an artist. Survivors include a daughter, Sydney Kyle, and husband, Sam, of Tucson, Ariz.;a son, James Sams and wife, Martha, of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
NORMA KATHERINE RENNICK (04/05/05)
Norma Katherine Rennick, 78, of rural Willow Branch, Ind., died Monday, April 4, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 23, 1926, in Center Point, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Fischer) Fatch. She retired from the Willow Branch Post Office where she was postmaster...
BEULAH NAOMI SHEESE DAYHUFF (04/04/05)
Beulah Naomi Sheese Dayhuff, 82, of Brazil, died at 4 p.m. on March 31, 2005, at her residence. She was the daughter of Herschel and Ina Cooksey Sheese. She graduated from Gosport High School, and on Nov. 19, 1941, she married Clarence L. Dayhuff. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking, was a member of the Ladies Aid and was active with the Fairview Christian Church...
HELEN I. THOMPSON (04/04/05)
Helen I. Thompson, 91, of Brazil, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005 at Clay Health Center in Brazil. She was born July 25, 1913 in Clay County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Charles and Ella Dalton Harris. She attended North Mine Grade School and Van Buren High School. She was a member of Lena Church of Christ. She married Max Thompson Nov. 13, 1930...
MABEL M. DOANE (04/04/05)
Mabel M. Doane, 84, of Brazil, died unexpectedly at her residence. She was born April 13, 1920, in Brazil, the daughter of Charles and Ellean Gentry Muncie. She worked in the Welfare Office from 1941-1951 and later worked for the Internal Revenue Service in the Terre Haute office. She was married to Theodore J. Doane on Nov. 5, 1960. He preceded her in death Jan. 2, 1992. She attended the Nazarene Church in Brazil...
LAURA I. GREEN (04/04/05)
Laura I. Green, 91, of Columbus, Ohio, died March 31, 2005 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio. She was born July 10, 1913 in Vigo County to George and Louise Hammrick Conner. She was raised in the Fontanet area and attended school there. ...
NORMA WALTON (04/04/05)
Norma Walton, 82, of Brazil, died April 1, 2005 at 4:50 a.m. at the Clay Health Center. She was born April 22, 1921 in Putnam County. The daughter of Charles and Maude Gibbs Slavens, she attended school in Putnam County and formerly attended Annunciation Church. ...
RUTH M. WEST (04/04/05)
Ruth M. West, 85 of Clay City died Sunday April 3, 2005, at 1:30 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility in Knightsville. She was born June 12, 1919, in Owen County the daughter of Jesse and Dora Neiswinger Leohr. She graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1938. June 25, 1948, she married Albert M. West. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2002...
LUCILLE GROGAN HARPER BURK (04/01/05)
Lucille Grogan Harper Burk, 81, of Terre Haute, died Saturday, March 30, 2005, at 9 p.m. in her residence. Born Aug. 24, 1923, in Brazil. she was the daughter of Joseph Weaver Grogan and Mary Young Grogan. In 1943, she married Lester "Buck" Harper who died in 1968...
JOSEPH EDWARDS (04/05/05)
Joseph Edwards, 61 of Knightsville, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at 7:51 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born March 29, 1944, in Indianapolis, the son of Fayettee LaFollette Franklin Edwards and Mary Elizabeth Gasper Edwards. He graduated from North Putnam High School...
NELLIE ROYER (04/06/05)
Nellie Royer, 96, of Bowling Green, passed away April 4, 2005, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Oct. 1, 1908, in Owen County the daughter of Alva Kitch and Mae Stahl Kitch. She married Virgil "Doc" Royer on Oct. 23, 1927. He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1984. She was well known in the Bowling Green area, and was noted for "feeding anyone and everyone in Bowling Green."...
SHARON L. ASHENFELTER JENKINS (04/11/05)
Sharon L. Ashenfelter Jenkins 57, of Brazil died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at 11:21 a.m. at her residence. Born Dec, 17, 1947, in Decatur, Ill., she was the daughter of Leo V. and Eunice Gibboney Ashenfelter. She graduated from Springfield High School in Springfield, Ill., and became a certified LPN. ...
ROSEMARY B. COOPER (04/11/05)
Rosemary B. Cooper, 76, of Indianapolis died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Indianapolis. She had worked in the heat treating department for Linkbelt's chain division and then in the cafeteria for Rexnord bearing division. Survivors include a daughter, Shari Kelley; a sister, Gloria Foxworthy; and grandchildren, Charity and Kayleigh Kelley and Merissa Sanders; and great-grandchildren Tyler, Taylor, Trinity, Abigail, Jacob, Joshua and Robert...
RUBY LOUISE NICOSON FERRY (04/11/05)
Ruby Louise Nicoson Ferry, 90, of Brazil, died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital at 12:47 a.m., Sunday, April 10, 2005. She was born Aug. 19, 1914, to Grant and Estella Purcell Nicoson. She married Francis Marion Ferry Aug. 19, 1933; he is deceased. She worked at Quaker Maid, Brazil High School as an attendant in the snack bar and also at Adamson's Fabric Care in Brazil...
GLENN V. WILLIAMS (04/11/05)
Glenn V. Williams, 91, of Brazil and formerly of Cloverdale, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Clay County Health Center. Born March 20, 1909 in Putnam County, he was the son of Thomas H. and Tina Florence (Jones) Williams. He married Nellie Hurt on Sept. 28, 1935, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1991...
BETTY AMERS HOWALD (04/11/05)
Betty Amers Howald, 81, of Brazil, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Clay County Health Center. She was born July 23, 1923, to Charles W. and Myrtle M. Corlett Amers. On Jan. 17, 1943, she married Leroy Howald, who preceded her in death. She was a 1943 graduate of Riley High School and worked many years in the credit department at Montgomery Ward at Terre Haute and Greencastle...
WILLIAM BROWN (04/11/05)
William Brown, 70, of Brazil, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 in his residence. He was born Oct. 18, 1934, at Brazil to William J. and Eunice Moberly Brown. On Feb. 11, 1956, he married Norma J. Wallace Brown. He served in the United States Army in the 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels," worked for Schwerman Trucking at Limedale as a diesel mechanic for 27 years, was a member of the Teamsters No. ...
MARK BRANDON TIEFEL (04/11/05)
Mark Brandon Tiefel, 23, of Terre Haute, died Thursday, April 7, 2005. He was born May 4, 1981, to Tony Tiefel and Brenda Youngblood Tiefel. He was a 2000 graduate of Clay City High School, attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church and was employed by Terre Haute Grain. He was a great outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing...
WARREN DALE LANKFORD (04/07/05)
Warren Dale Lankford, 77 of Clay City, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at 3:07 p.m. at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Clay City on May 21, 1927, he was the son of John and Wilma Chaney Lankford. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. ...
MARGARET LOUISE MCALISTER (04/07/05)
Margaret Louise McAlister, 88, of Anderson, Ind., and formerly of Rockville, died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Manor Care of Anderson. She moved to Anderson in July 2003. Born June 10, 1916, in Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Della Raines White. She was preceded in death by Cyril Martin McAlister, her husband of 46 years, whom she married on June 16, 1935. He died July 15, 1981. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters...
MILDRED BLEDSOE (04/07/05)
MILDRED BLEDSOE Mildred Bledsoe, 84, of Brazil died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton. Born April 3, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Edna Mae Stewart Burrell. On Nov. 13, 1970, she married Ernest E. Bledsoe in Oceanside, Calif. He died Dec. 5, 1992. She was a homemaker...
RICHARD W. TARPLEY (04/01/05)
Richard W. Tarpley, of West Lafayette, Ind., died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Lafayette Ind.. He was employed with Van Guard Trailers and a member of the Indiana National Guard at Brazil at the time of his death. He was formerly employed with Great Danes Trailers in Savannah, Ga...