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Obituaries from November 2005

JACK L. JOHNSON (11/01/05)
Jack L. Johnson, age 72 of Brazil, died at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 2005, at his residence south of Brazil. He was born June 4, 1933, in Clay County, Indiana, as the son of Joseph and Wilma Roeschlein Johnson. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951. During the Korean War he served as an aircraft mechanic with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He married Delores June Nussel February 28, 1954 in Stubenville, Indiana...
KEITH K. ROBERTS (11/18/05)
Keith K. Roberts, 67, of Columbus, Indiana, died Monday, November, 14, 2005, in an automobile accident in Shelby County. Mr. Roberts was born in Brown County March 4, 1938, the son of Lester and Katherine Beryl Hendershot Roberts. He married Jane Ann Stanton on September 18, 1971...
BARBARA LOU PIKER LEMASTER MICHAEL SHAW (11/21/05)
Barbara Lou Piker LeMaster Michael Shaw, 71, of Terre Haute died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in Union Hospital following a two-year battle with cancer. She was a secretary with Columbia Records and a housewife. She was born June 23, 1934, in Vigo County to Robert Piker and Dessa Meneely...
DAVID R. NORTHROP (11/21/05)
David R. Northrop, 58, of Wayne, IL died peacefully at home on Friday, November 18, 2005, after a valiant two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born October 19, 1947, the son of Ralph and Freda (nee Sharpe) Northrop. He leaves behind his mother Freda; a sister, Barbara (Tom) Royer; two brothers, Forrest (Donna) Northrop and Ronald Northrop; his partner, John Jay Green; an uncle, John (Helen) Sharpe and many nieces and nephews...
JERRY LEON ARCHER (11/21/05)
Jerry Leon Archer, 61, of Brazil died Friday, November 18, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 20, 1944, in Parke County, Indiana, as the son of Cecil S. and Hila Bemis Archer. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1962. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany until his discharge in 1968. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the Eagles Lodge and was Commander of American Legion Post 2. He enjoyed golf and boating with his friends...
BILLIE J. NEES (11/21/05)
Billie J. Nees, 68 of Brazil, passed away November 17, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been a resident of Holly Hill Healthcare Facility for the past four years. She was born May 17, 1937, in McCroy, Arkansas, the daughter of Hobson and Lilly Matthews Crony. ...
EARL D. MCCULLOUGH (11/22/05)
Earl D. McCullough, 88, of Center Point, passed away at 4:30 p.m., November 20, 2005, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Clay County, September 4, 1917, to Pearl and Ethel Hopkins McCullough. Earl attended Saline City High School and served in the United States Army in Manilla. ...
MCKENZIE LYNN ORMAN-SHEPARD (11/22/05)
McKenzie Lynn Orman-Shepard, infant daughter of Tony Shepard and Susan Orman of Brazil, passed away November 13, 2005, at 5:45 a.m. at Indiana University Medical Center. She was born November 13, 2005, at 4:03 a.m. She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Rick and Sandy Shepard of Rosedale, Pam Morgan of Brazil and James B. ...
EVELYN KAY VANATTI (11/22/05)
Evelyn Kay Vanatti, 70, of Brazil, died Monday afternoon at her residence. She was born August 29, 1935, in Brazil, Indiana, as the daughter of Joseph and May McCullough Barr. Following graduation from Staunton High School she began a long career in local healthcare facilities as an insurance clerk. She was a member of Berea Christian Church and the Homebuilders Class...
WILLIAM T. (BILL) ANDERSON (11/23/05)
William T. (Bill) Anderson, 96, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford, IN. He had been ill for several years. Born March 14, 1909, in Clay County, he was the son of Otis Shattack and Elizabeth Kennedy Anderson. He was married to Margaret Clara Haberle on April 14, 1932, she preceded him in death in 1979. He married Roberta Younger Anderson on November 1, 1979. He was a retired farmer and teacher...
VIRGIE M. PELL HUNT (11/23/05)
Virgie M. Pell Hunt, 87, of Brazil, passed away at 4:40 p.m. November 21, 2005 in Holly Hill Health Care. She was born March 8, 1918 in Clay County to Jesse and Ferrie Weaver Pell. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Ebenezer Church, a 1936 graduate of Van Buren High School and a graduate of Indiana Business College. She worked as a secretary for the CPA firm of Ernst and Young in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in 1979. Virgie enjoyed playing cards and traveling...
HAZEL B. ROSS LANE (11/23/05)
Hazel B. Ross Lane, 72 of Brazil passed away November 22, 2005, at 1:15 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital. She had been battling cancer since May. She was born June 22, 1933, in Brazil, the daughter of George and Mable Cox Lovett. She attended Perth School and Brazil High School. ...
HAROLD RICHARD MEGENHARDT I (11/25/05)
Harold Richard Megenhardt I, 85 of Clinton, formerly of Center Point passed away November 22, 2005, at Meadows Manor East. He was born February 11, 1920, in Staunton the son of Renos Megenhardt and Erma Ethel Wells Megenhardt. As a young child the family moved to the Center Point area. ...
RONALD EDWARD EMMERT (11/25/05)
Ronald Edward Emmert, 62, of Brazil died at 3:27 p.m. on November 22, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Brazil to Leo and Edith (Brees) Emmert on April 4, 1943. After graduating from Brazil High School in 1962, Ron served his country in the Indiana Army National Guard...
MILDRED WOLVERTON KENNEDY (11/28/05)
Mildred Wolverton Kennedy, 86, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday at the Hospice of Dayton. She was born May 5, 1919 to Guy and Letha Wolverton of Poland, Ind. She was also the granddaughter of Irwin and Annie Phegley of Brazil. She graduated from Indiana University and was married to Dayton attorney Thomas G. Kennedy for 39 years before his death in 1981...
HEATH W. PARKSEY (11/29/05)
Heath W. Parksey, 19, of Brazil, died November 16, 2005. He was born September 7, 1986 in Clay County, the son of Bruce Parksey and Ann Pell. He was a loving and kind young man who enjoyed music, poetry and had a thirst for knowledge. He found interest in the study of comparative religion and history. He was well known in his circle of friends and family for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. Above all, he placed his family as his first priority and valued each family member as only he could...
FRANCES MAE CHAMBERLAIN (11/18/05)
Frances Mae Chamberlain, age 85, of Brazil, died at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2005 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born June 27, 1920 in Parke County, Indiana, as the daughter of Clarence and Artie Mitchel Thomas. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married Earl Chamberlain November 4, 1939, in Brazil, IN. He preceded her in death in 1986...
ROBERTA JUNE MORTHLAND (11/17/05)
Roberta June Morthland, age 76 of Brazil, died at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005 following a motor vehicle accident on U.S. 40 west of Brazil. She was born June 25, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana, as the daughter of Elmer and Olive Brown Gasoway. Following high school she worked as a beautician, manager and owner of her own dress shop and manager for National Uniform. She was also a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative. She married William "Bill" Morthland June 14, 1947...
ELIZABETH (BETTY) BAIN DOWELL (11/17/05)
Elizabeth (Betty) Bain Dowell, a resident of Cloverleaf of Knightsville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. November 16, 2005. Born February 1, 1907 east of Brazil at Donaldsonville, she was the daughter of Robert and Alice Grey Bain. Elizabeth attended Zellar and Brazil High Schools...
BETTY G. PRESSLOR (11/01/05)
Betty G. Presslor, 64, of Rockville, passed away at 7:28 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005, at the Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born September 22, 1941, in Appalachia, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of Morgan Carter and Mabel Sue Davidson Carter...
BETTY G. PRESSLOR (11/01/05)
Betty G. Presslor, 64, of Rockville, passed away at 7:28 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005, at the Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born September 22, 1941, in Appalachia, Virginia, Betty was the daughter of Morgan Carter and Mabel Sue Davidson Carter...
EARL (DICK) FOXX (11/01/05)
Earl (Dick) Foxx, 81, of Greencastle died Saturday, October 29, 2005, at the Heart Center Of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Foxx; sons, Rodney Foxx (Sandy) Crawfordsville, IN; David Foxx (LaVennia), Greencastle, IN; brothers, Russell Foxx, (Jean), Merle Foxx (Betty), both of Greencastle, IN; Carl Fox (Juanita), Portage, IN; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
ORVAL R. SWEARINGEN (11/02/05)
Orval R. Swearingen, 79, of Brazil, passed away October 31, 2005 at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. He was born May 18, 1926 in Clay County the son of Ralph and Nona Hamm Swearingen. He attended Staunton High School and received his diploma from there following World War II. He served in the U.S. Army during the war as a private 1st class. November 29, 1946, he married Patty Jane Means Swearingen, she survives...
MICHAEL J. ROST SR. (11/02/05)
Michael J. Rost Sr., 47, Terre Haute, IN, passed away October 31, 2005 at his residence. Born April 11, 1958, in Vigo County, he was the son of Gerald William Rost and Edna Reeves. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 328...
DONALD EUGENE BRAY (11/03/05)
Donald Eugene Bray, age 69, Brazil, IN; died Tuesday morning at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, IN. Born July 1, 1936 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ernest Thurston and Mildred Marie (McCormick) Bray and was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis...
NANCY ANN WAYMIRE (11/04/05)
Nancy Ann Waymire, 58, of Staunton, passed away November 3, 2005 at 12:50 p.m at her residence. She had been battling cancer for the past two years. She was born September 25, 1947 in Brazil, the daughter of Wilbert and Minnie Johnson Nussel. She married William "Bill" Waymire on December 31, 1966, he survives...
CYNTHIA LOUISE SHELTON (11/04/05)
Cynthia Louise Shelton, age 56, of Brazil, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at her residence. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 31, 1949 as the daughter of Robert Randolph and Daisy Lee Stogner Fisher Jr. She married Robert John Shelton December 22, 1967 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She entered military service with the U.S. Air Force and served until her honorable discharge October 31, 1968 at Lackland Air Force Base...
DON E. THOMAS (11/07/05)
Don E. Thomas, 77, of Greencastle, Ind., died Saturday, November 5, 2005, in Putnam County Hospital at Greencastle. Born September 25, 1928, in Clay County, Ind., he was the son of Clyde Easter and Irene (Clifford). Me married Jacquelyn L. Ooley on June 14, 1952...
KENNETH LOVE (11/08/05)
Kenneth Love, 77, of Washington Township, Ohio, passed away from ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease, Sunday, November 6, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents Len Love and Gertrude Carrithers Love, his sister Lucille Barrett, brothers Wayne and Carl Love...
BEULAH G. LLOYD (11/14/05)
Beulah G. Lloyd, 92 of Brazil, died at 8:13 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. She was born November 27, 1912, in Brazil as the daughter of Walter and Maggie Tipton Brown. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1931. She married Roger "Dick" Lloyd November 12, 1931. They were married for 70 years until Dick's death in 2001...
LUCILE HINES COOPER (11/15/05)
Lucile Hines Cooper, 92 of Brazil passed away November 11, 2005 at 3:12pm at the Clay Health Center. She had remained active until breaking her hip in May of 2005 and her health declined after that. She was born February 15, 1913 in Clay City. She was the daughter of George and Rose Burger Miller. She graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1931. On June 30, 1932 she married Paul W. Roger Hines. He preceded her in death in March of 1974...
BRIAN E. SCOBEE (11/15/05)
Brian E. Scobee, 45, rural Carbon, was pronounced dead at 5:02 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, on arrival at the emergency room of St. Cincent Clay Hospital. The death is under investigation by the Clay County Coroner. Born in Greencastle on Aug. 17, 1959, he had attended Greencastle High School and later earned a G.E.D. certificate of completion...
BESSIE BOYCE (11/15/05)
Bessie M. Boyce, 93, of Brazil, passed away November 13, 2005 at 11:36 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born January 14, 1912 in Staunton, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Barnett Ringo. August 6, 1927 she married James Oscie Boyce. Together they owned and operated the Boyce's...
RHONDA RAE DICKISON (11/16/05)
Rhonda Rae Dickison, 54, of Turner, died at 5:50 p.m. November 14, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Greencastle, March 24, 1951, the daughter of Carl and Elaine Paris Batchelor. Rhonda attended Brazil High School. She worked as a cook and waitress at the I-70 restaurant and most recently as a cook at the Center Point Country Junction. ...
JUANITA L. MARSHALL (11/30/05)
Juanita L. Marshall, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:15 p.m. November 28, 2005. She passed away at her daughter and son-in law's home in rural Vigo Co. She was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Clay Co. to William Kyle Bernhardt and Anna Elizabeth Fortner Bernhardt...