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Obituaries from December 2005

Madonna McKenzie Newport (12/30/05)
Madonna McKenzie Newport, 79, of Brazil passed away December 29, 2005 in Holly Hill Health Care. She was born April 25, 1926, in Staunton, to Gilbert and Ruby Ecard McKenzie. Mrs. Newport was a graduate of Staunton High School, attended Terre Haute Business College and was a member of the Penial United Methodist Church...
MARGARET "HELEN" AMES (12/23/05)
Margaret "Helen" Ames, 87, of Brazil, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Ind., Knightsville, Ind. She was born May 27, 1918, in Clay County, as the daughter of John M. and Pearl Smith Thompson. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936. ...
ANNA JOSEPHINE BUTLER (12/22/05)
Anna Josephine Butler, 78, of Harmony, died at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born May 21, 1927, in Clay County, Indiana, as the daughter of Reuben and Edith Siner Crosley. She attended Knightsville schools. Following school she married John F. Butler on January 4, 1945. She was employed for 13 years at Columbia Records. She was a member of the Brazil Bible Fellowship Church...
DANIEL J. PIKE (12/22/05)
Daniel J. Pike, 55, of Brazil and formerly of Cayuga and Newport, IN, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at his residence in Brazil. He was born July 13, 1950, in Danville, IL, the son of Robert and Patricia Sollars Pike. He married Cindy K. Kopacz on July 15, 1977, along the banks of the Wabash in Vermillion County, IN. She survives...
BARBARA A. REECE (12/20/05)
Barbara A. Reece, 74, of Brazil, passed away December 19, 2005, at 1:15 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born November 9, 1931, in Brazil, the daughter of Claude and Cecil Butler Murphy. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1950. ...
MILDRED R. (DAVIS) SONNEFIELD (12/20/05)
Mildred R. (Davis) Sonnefield, 81, of rural Poland died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, December 19, 2005, at the Clay County Health Center. She was a retired schoolteacher of South Putnam School Corporation, serving 23 years from 1963-1986. She also taught briefly at Brazil High School from 1949-1953 and Eminence High School from 1948-1949. She taught Home Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences and Child Development...
JIMMIE LEE HANDLIN (12/20/05)
Jimmie Lee Handlin, at 69, of Fontanet, Indiana, died at 10:18 a.m. December 18, 2005, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born April 10, 1936, in Vigo County, Indiana as the son of John T. "Jack" and Janet Rankin Handlin. ...
DAVID JOSEPH RINGO (12/19/05)
David Joseph Ringo, avid bridge player, finessed his way to Heaven on December 16, 2005, in Brazil, Indiana, at the age of 59. He was born on October 4, 1946, to Dan Ringo and Martha L. (Turner) Ringo. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston TX, in 1964...
LINDA "BOO" THOMAS ROUTSON (12/19/05)
Linda "Boo" Thomas Routson, 67, of Brazil, passed away in her home Saturday, December 17, 2005. She was born September 17, 1938, in Carbon, IN, to Russell Leon and Wilma Doane Thomas. Linda was a loving mother and grandmother who really enjoyed spending time with her family. She also was a member of MADD...
LEWIS DALE MAYFIELD (12/23/05)
Lewis Dale Mayfield, 55, of Brazil, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. He was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Brazil, Ind., as the son of Harry Eugene and JoAnn Garrison Mayfield. He graduated from El Cajlon High School in California. He married Rebecca Ann White August 15, 1981, in Center Point, Ind. He was employed as a construction carpenter. Lewis loved farming and his animals. He attended Bee Ridge Church and was a member of St. Patrick's Parrish...
FRANCES EVELYN SNOW (12/27/05)
Frances Evelyn Snow, 85, of Brazil died at 11:55 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She was a homemaker. Born Aug. 12, 1920, in Perth, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline Jenkins Smith. Her husband of 63 years, James Lee Snow, whom she married on Aug. 11, 1940, died on Dec. 26, 2003...
CHARLES LEON THOMAS (12/27/05)
Charles Leon Thomas, 57, of Fowler died at 6:51 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville. Born Aug. 16, 1948, in Danville, Ind., he was a member of Operators Engineers Local 103, working for Gradex, Inc. in Indianapolis. He was a member of Moose Lodge in Greencastle...
Ronald Joe Ehrlich (12/30/05)
Ronald Joe Ehrlich, 62, of Brazil, passed away December 29, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 10, 1943, in Brazil, to Jack and Betty Slaven Ehrlich. On February 14, 1964 he married Judy Quilliam Ehrlich. He was a 25-year member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #157, the Brazil Nazarene Church and a 1961 graduate of Staunton High School...
CARL E. WOODARD (12/30/05)
Carl E. Woodard, 88, of Rockville died at 4:20 a.m., December 29, 2005, in the Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Terre Haute. Born September 22, 1917, at Coloma, Ind., he was the son of the late Lawrence C. Woodard and Bertha Featherston Woodard...
IVAN CURTIS SMOCK (12/29/05)
Ivan Curtis Smock, 65, of Brazil died at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, in the Royal Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. In failing health with cancer, he had been a patient there one month. He was born in Indianapolis on June 19, 1940, a son of the late Charles O. Smock Sr. and Thelma Sheets Smock. The family later moved to Linton...
JEAN JUDY LOWE (12/29/05)
Jean Judy Lowe, 63, of Brazil died at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born January 16, 1942, in Brazil. Survivors include a son, Jamie L. Lowe, and wife, Tammy, of Marshall, Ill.; a daughter, Jenny L. Essex, and husband, Doug, of Ladoga, Ind.; and grandchildren, Amber N. Lowe, Jessica L. Lowe, Jackson D. Essex, Jacob A. Essex, Zion J. Essex and Xavier L. Essex...
ROBERT LEE DENKER JR. (12/29/05)
Robert Lee Denker Jr., 39, of Brazil, passed away at 2:49 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2005, in his residence. He was born May 12, 1966, in Ionia, Michigan, to Robert Lee Sr. and Ann Dunn Denker. Rob was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church where he served as a part-time pastor for three years before becoming the full time youth pastor in 2004. ...
HELEN WINKLEPLECK (12/29/05)
Helen Winklepleck went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2005. She was born April 13, 1921, to Francis Salin and Anna Akers Salin in Clay County, Indiana. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1939, was initiated into the Brazil Chapter 80 of the Order of Eastern Star in 1942, was Worthy Matron in 1952 and Guardian of Job's Daughters in 1958...
NANCYCLAIR "NANCY" WALKER (12/28/05)
Nancyclair "Nancy" Walker, 57, of Sullivan, Ind., died at 1:33 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Vincennes, Ind. Born Feb. 12, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Edward Ladowski and Evelyn Bydlowski Landowski...
LUANNE FORD (12/28/05)
Luanne Ford, 49, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Putnam County Hospital. She was born on June 11, 1956, in Greencastle to Rudy M. and Joan (Cox) Green. She married Paul. K. Ford on May 10, 1975. Luanne was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1974. ...
REBECCA C. ROSEBRAUGH (12/16/05)
Rebecca C. Rosebraugh, 96, passed away at 5 p.m. December 13, 2005, at the Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute. Born June 20, 1909, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Marshall Zeke Rosebraugh and Bertha Jones Rosebraugh. She served in the Army in World War II, was a member of St. Patricks Church, Retired Army Nurse Corps, Krietenstein American Legion Post No.104, American Red Cross and the Nightengales. She was a retired registered nurse...
ANNA OTTINE NYSETH PENZ (12/15/05)
Anna Ottine Nyseth Penz, age 86, of Willmar, Minnesota, died on Sunday, December 11, 2005, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. on Thursday December 15, 2005, at East Norway Lutheran Church in rural New London, Minnesota. Arrangements with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. No flowers please. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers...
CLAUDE MARK VANATTI (12/06/05)
Claude Mark Vanatti, 69, of Brazil, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2005, at 1:05 a.m. in his residence. He was born January 24, 1936, in Brazil in the Perth area to Claude and Mildred Vanatti. He worked at American Vitrified Products Co. 25 years with Public Service Indiana, working at Terre Haute and later transfering to Brazil where he was meter reader and then storeroom supplier. He was a faithful attending member of the Berea Christian Church and the Homebuilders Class...
TRICIA MARIE STEMM GOLDSBERRY (12/06/05)
Tricia Marie Stemm Goldsberry, 29, of Brazil died Saturday December 3, 2005. She was born April 10, 1976, in Terre Haute the daughter of David and Kathy Morrow Stemm. She was a 1994 graduate of Northview High School. As a young girl she was active at the Epworth United Methodist Church and was a church camp counselor. ...
ROBERT M. RUDDELL (12/06/05)
Robert M. Ruddell, 66, of Terre Haute, died Sunday morning, December 4, 2005, in Union Hospital. He was employed at Press Time Graphics and also Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home and had formerly worked for Moore-Langen Printing Co. He was born on January 19, 1939, in Terre Haute to Robert Z. Ruddell and Maxine Gillian Ruddell...
DANIEL LEVI BATCHELOR (12/06/05)
Daniel Levi Batchelor, 18, of Staunton, died following a car accident on Saturday. He was born September 26, 1987, in Clay County the son of Danny Ray Batchelor and Penny Powell Batchelor. He attended Staunton Elementary School, North Clay and Northview High School. ...
CINDY L. MOORE (12/06/05)
Cindy L. Moore, 51, of Brazil died December 5, 2005, at 2:54 a.m at Union Hospital. She had been battling bone cancer for five years. She was born August 21, 1954, in Brazil the daughter of Luther and Betty Russell Julbert. She graduated from Van Buren High School. ...
BRODY ARON ELLIS (12/06/05)
Brody Aron Ellis was stillborn at 6:13 p.m. on November 30, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. He was the son of Lena Renae Allen and Ashley Aron Ellis of Brazil. Brody is survived by his parents, Lena and Ashley; one brother, Brenden Ellis; one sister, Halle Ellis; grandparents Lana Clerk, Jerry Ellis and Michael and Paula Allen and great-grandparents Don and Betty Clerk; great-grandmothers Mildred Farmer and Eleanor McQuinley...
BRODY ARON ELLIS (12/05/05)
Brody Aron Ellis was stillborn at 6:13 p.m. on November 30, 2005 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. He was the son of Lena Renae Allen and Ashley Aron Ellis of Brazil. Brody is survived by his parents, Lena and Ashley; one brother, Brenden Ellis; one sister, Halle Ellis; grandparents Lana Clerk, Jerry Ellis and Michael and Paula Allen and great grandparents Don and Betty Clerk; great grandmothers Mildred Farmer and Eleanor McQuinley...
ALICE JOAN COX (12/05/05)
Alice Joan Cox, 68 of Brazil died December 3, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following a year-long battle with cancer. She was born March 19, 1937, in Clay County, the daughter of Ralph and Mary Crabb Mustard. She was a seamstress for Reberger's Cleaners for several years and truly enjoyed her sewing work. ...
BRIANNA LYNN WILKERSON (12/08/05)
Brianna Lynn Wilkerson, 18, of Brazil passed away Saturday, December 3, 2005. She was born October 1, 1987, in Clay County. Brianna was a junior at Northview High School and was active at school in the Cadet Corps, Drama Club and ran track in the eighth grade. She also was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the youth group, Girl Scouts, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed fishing...
JANICE LYNN GATES (12/08/05)
Janice Lynn Gates, 54, Brazil, died at 9:57 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at Regional Hopsital in Terre Haute. She was born July 17, 1951, in Indianapolis, IN. Survivors include two sisters, Rebecca Chase and Debra Krygowski, both of Indianapolis; and her alternative family, Teresa Rawson, Marlene Jester, Delores Burkhart and Edith Knight...
TRACY A. CRABB (12/08/05)
Tracy A. Crabb, 44, Terre Haute, died December 6, 2005, at 11:25 a.m. at Union Hospital. Born February 2, 1961, in Plainfield, IN, he was the son of Donald Crabb and Carol Gustin Crabb. He was married June 9, 1979, to Kelly Kenworthy Crabb. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Crabb on Oct. 3, 2005...
ETHEL I. SUTHERLIN STEVENSON (12/13/05)
Ethel I. Sutherlin Stevenson, 88, of Russellville, Ind., died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville. She had cooked for several restaurants and was a member of Eastern Star No. 330 of Groveland for 50 years. She was born Feb. 14, 1917, at Hoosierville, Ind., to Oliver Perry Hall and Etta Roe Hall...
LINCOLN SHANE TURNBILL SCHWARTZ (12/13/05)
Lincoln Shane Turnbill Schwartz, 25, Indianapolis, IN, died at 2:14 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2005, in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital Emergency Room. He was born July 14, 1980, in Marion County, IN. Survivors include his son, Landon Alexander Rottler; his life partner, Kari Rottler; his mothers, Vicki Schwartz and Vanessa Moore, both of Carbon, IN; two brothers, Ski Schwartz of Terre Haute and Josh Terhune of Indianapolis; twin sisters, Ruth Schwartz and Geneva Erin Schwartz both of Carbon; grandparents, William and Ruth Evans of Indianapolis, Charlie and Geneva Doughty of Carbon and Bob Moore of Brazil; also a great-grandmother, Irene Blackwell.. ...
Peyton Andrew Walker (12/12/05)
Peyton Andrew Walker, infant son of John and Sara Modglin Walker died at birth on December 8, 2005 at 3:47 a.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. His brother, Bailey Walker; grandparents, Aurora and Charles Walker and Janet and Bob Modglin; and great-grandmother, Maria Calabrese; and many other extended family members survive him. ...
BERNICE M. FULWIDER (12/12/05)
Bernice M. Fulwider, 90, of Lebanon, IN, died Dec. 8, 2005, at 4:25 p.m. in Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. Born Sept. 13, 1915, in Hendricks County, she was the daughter of Fred Simmons and Lydia Polland. She was married to Cleo Worrell who died in 1959 and then married Willis Fulwider on Dec. 24, 1961, who died Feb. 28, 1977...
DARRELL C. WALKER (12/12/05)
Darrell C. Walker, 90, of Clinton, passed away Dec. 10, 2005, at 6:41 a.m at Western Central Community Hospital, Clinton, Indiana. Darrell was born to Harrison S. Walker and Lora Lock Walker on April 1, 1915, in Wayne County, Illinois. Darrell is survived by his son, Darrell G. ...
WILLIAM H. "BUDDY" COOPER (12/12/05)
William H. "Buddy" Cooper, 53, of Clay City, died at 12:10 a.m. Dec. 10, 2005, at Harborside Nursing Home in Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 28, 1952, to William P. and Mary Jane Ellis Cooper. Bill graduated from Clay City High School in 1970. He worked at McCann Manor, in Center Point, for 17 years and was the administrator for nine years. He enjoyed working with his dogs and on his computer...
CARL 'LYNN' WOLFE (12/09/05)
Carl "Lynn" Wolfe, age 47, of Clay City, IN, passed away December 7, 2005, at 4:40 p.m. at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. He was born May 9, 1958, in Columbus, OH, the son of Wilda M. Howell Wolfe Carter and Harold E. Wolfe. Lynn graduated from Greenup County High School, Greenup, KY in 1977. He was employed at Black Beauty Coal Company in Farmersburg until he became disabled...
ETHEL I. SUTHERLIN STEVENSON (12/09/05)
Ethel I. Sutherlin Stevenson, 88, of Russellville, Ind., died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville. She had cooked for several restaurants and was a member of Eastern Star No. 330 of Groveland for 50 years. She was born Feb. 14, 1917, at Hoosierville, Ind., to Oliver and Etta Roe Hall Perry...
BETTY CHRISTINE HARRIS (12/05/05)
Betty Christine Harris, 79, of Brazil, died at 7:31 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born December 28, 1925, in Clay County, Indiana, as the daughter of Joseph M. and Anna L. Nicholson Grey. Following graduation from Brazil High School she married Vernon F. ...