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Obituaries from January 2006

ROBERT EUGENE TOWNSEND (01/31/06)
Robert Eugene Townsend, 73, of Brazil, died at Regional Hospital ICU in Terre Haute. Survivors include Mary Lowry, Charles, Tom and Bill Townsend. There will be no visitation or funeral services. His body was donated to the Anatomical Education Program at I.U. School of Medicine...
SUE ANN SANDERSON (01/20/06)
Sue Ann Sanderson, 71 of Brazil, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born November 20, 1934, in Staunton as the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle Shaffer Lautenschlager. She graduated from Staunton High School in the Class of 1952. ...
DON EDWARD MILLER (01/20/06)
Don Edward Miller, 77, of Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital at 3:12 p.m. January 18, 2006, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County September 18, 1928, to Emery P. and Hallie (Marshall) Miller. He served in the Army, during the Korean War, in the 24th Division. ...
Walter L. Bender Jr. (01/19/06)
Walter L. Bender Jr., 58, of Shelbyville, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at Heritage House Convalescent Center. Born July 14, 1947 in Brazil, he was the son of Walter Lee and Alberta Bender Sr. He had served in the Indiana National Guard for four years and was employed at CTI...
ARTHUR EUGENE MITCHELL (01/18/06)
Arthur Eugene Mitchell, age 84, of Staunton, died Monday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born July 24, 1921, in Vigo County, Indiana. He was the son of John William Philip and Lucinda Triplett Mitchell. Following graduation from Staunton High School he served with the U.S. ...
CHARLES E. "GENE" MOODY (01/18/06)
Charles E. "Gene" Moody, 72, Linton, and formerly of Bloomfield, died January 17, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born December 20, 1933, in Dugger, Indiana, he was the son of Gerald Moody and Esta Pigg Moody. He was a self employed auto mechanic. He served in the U.S. Navy. He attended the Solsberry United Methodist Church...
MILDRED H. BRADEN (01/18/06)
Mildred H. Braden, 80, of Brazil, passed away January 17, 2006, at Union Hospital at 1:24 a.m. She was born September 8, 1925, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of Roy Schweinsberg and Gustava Middaugh Schweinsberg. February 8, 1946, she married John Braden, Sr. he survives. She worked for Quaker Maid in Terre Haute for over 36 years. She was a member of the VFW Post No. 1127 Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandma...
GARLAND R. WILLIAMS (01/18/06)
Garland R. Williams, 92, of rural Carbon in Parke County, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Healthsouth of Terre Haute. He was born in Sullivan County on December 16, 1913. An avid sports enthusiast all his life, he graduated from Pimento High School in 1932 and participated in the athletic program...
WILLIAM "MAX" WILSON (01/17/06)
William "Max" Wilson, 63, of Brazil, died at home at 11:00 p.m., January 15, 2006. He was born March 31, 1942, to William and Mary Miller Wilson. Max worked in Cloverdale for Liberty Insulation as well as Dalton Asphalt. He married Sandra Perkins October 21, 2001. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and antique cars. He was a member of the Brazil Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge...
CARL ALONZO JARVIS (01/20/06)
Carl Alonzo Jarvis, 81, of Brazil, died at 6:58 a.m Thursday, January 12, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He is survived by his wife Betty; one daughter, Cathy and husband Mack Harrington of Brazil; two nephews, Alan Carl Jarvis and Marshal Alan Jarvis, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and several other extended family members...
JAMES RAY SINGER SR. (01/20/06)
James Ray Singer Sr., age 70, of Terre Haute, died at 2:32 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born February 16, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the son of Verl Ray and Verna Clingerman Singer. Following graduation from Ashboro High School, he worked 14 years at Quaker Maid, was self-employed as a logger and worked at Peabody Coal Company at their Universal Mine until retirement. ...
NADINE DECAMP (01/31/06)
Nadine DeCamp, 81, Brazil, died Sunday evening at her residence. Her son found her Monday morning when she did not respond to attempts to call her. For 20 years she had been a sales clerk at the former Oehler Department Store and later worked at Pell's Bargain Mart until her retirement...
RUTH E. TILLEY (01/27/06)
Ruth E. Tilley, 79 of Staunton, passed away unexpectedly January 25, 2006 in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born November 11, 1926, in southern Vigo County. She graduated from Pimento High School. September 12, 1947, she married Bill E. ...
ROBERT E. WELLS (01/26/06)
Robert E. "Bob" Wells, 71, of Martinsville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at 8:35 a.m. in Grandview Health & Rehabilitation at Martinsville. He resided in Martinsville the past 45 years, coming from Brazil. He was born in Indianapolis, on November 30, 1934. He was the son of Paul William Wells and Thrya Maye (Morris) Sears. He married Marilyn L. (Valentine) Wells of Martinsville, IN on January 31, 1953...
BETTY JANE STOUGH (01/24/06)
Betty Jane Stough, 86, of Monticello, Indiana, died Monday, January 23, 2006, at Monticello. She was born November 11, 1919, in Terre Haute as the daughter of Elmer Lloyd and Mattie Stropes Vaughn. She graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School. During World War II she worked in the Evansville Shipyard supporting the war effort. She married Harry Stough on December 2, 1944. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church and the Carpe Diem Club...
VIOLET W. FOUTY BRISTOW (01/24/06)
Violet W. "Vi" Fouty Bristow, 83, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, formerly of Avon, Indiana, died January 20, 2006, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Edward and Adeline (Drake) Fouty. Survivors include two daughters, Darla Jean Renner and husband Bob; Janet Miller and husband Bob; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren...
WILLIAM CARL GUESS (01/24/06)
William (Bill) Carl Guess, 74, devoted father, loving husband and grandfather passed away in Indianapolis on Sunday, January 22, 2006. He was born March 14, 1931, in Altoona, Alabama, to Mayburn Alfred and Grace Elizabeth Bolton Guess. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed on Koji Island. ...
MARIAN LOUISE GABRIEL (01/23/06)
Marian Louise Gabriel, 79, of Indianapolis and formerly of Kokomo died at 10 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2006, at Eagle Valley Meadows Nursing Home, Indianapolis, IN. Born May 7, 1926, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Ersie (Elkins) Cotterman and Russell Cotterman. After graduating from Walton High School in 1945 she went to work for Kingston Products. After raising three boys, she worked and retired from the Kokomo Housing Authority...
NORMA GENE KEISER (01/23/06)
Norma Gene Keiser, 88, of Clay City passed away January 21, 1006, at her daughter's residence. She had been in failing health for sometime. Born December 4, 1917, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Clarence Chillson and Martha Oberholtzer Chillson. ...
CHARLOTTE JANE (PELL) CHANEY (01/17/06)
Charlotte Jane (Pell) Chaney 77, went home to our Lord Friday, January 13, 2006. Charlotte Jane was born September 6, 1928, in Carbon, Indiana. She graduated valedictorian from Van Buren High School in 1946 and married Samuel Chaney the following year. ...
DAVID ALLEN PRESSLOR (01/17/06)
David Allen Presslor, 46, of Rockville, died at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2006, in the Vermillion Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was a self-employed mechanic and loved to fish. He was born January 2, 1960, in Indianapolis to David C. Presslor and the late Betty Carter Presslor...
RUBY M. HALL (01/16/06)
Ruby M. Hall, 83, of Reelsville, Indiana, died Saturday, January 14, 2006, at Sheridan Healthcare Center in Sheridan, Indiana. She was born March 12, 1922, in Jasonville, Indiana, as the daughter of Thomas B. and Minnie Swaggerty Hall. She attended high school at Union High School in Dugger, Indiana. She worked for 34 years as a group leader at RCA in Indianapolis...
Dr. John "Jack" Oehler (01/06/06)
Dr. John "Jack" Oehler, 64, of Brazil died unexpectedly January 5, 2006 at 7:10pm at his residence. He was born October 2, 1941 in Wabash, Indiana. He was the son of Robert F. Oehler and Patricia Johnson Oehler. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1959. He furthered his education with his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, and then he received his Doctorate in the School of Dentistry...
Leona Wickware (01/06/06)
Leona Wickware, age 88, of Brazil, died at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville with her family at her side. Leona was born March 9, 1917 in Scooba, Mississippi as the daughter of George and Daisy Jenkins. After her family moved to Brazil, where she attended Brazil High School. She married Jay T. Wickware February 15, 1943 in Terre Haute. Leona was employed as a domestic worker in local family homes...
William Morlan (01/06/06)
William Morlan, 81, of Brazil, died at 9:25 p.m. January 4, 2006 at Holly Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility in Brazil. He was born March 10, 1924 to Oscar and Minnie Miller Morlan. Bill served in the United States Army during World War II. He also worked in construction and trucking...
John Franklin "Frank" Butler (01/06/06)
John Franklin "Frank" Butler, age 88 of Harmony, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, January 05, 2006 at Clay Health Center in Brazil. He was born June 5, 1917, in Clay County, Indiana, as the son of George W. and Henrietta Thomas Butler. He attended school at Van Buren. ...
BERNHARD JOSEPH NICKLASCH (01/03/06)
Bernhard Joseph Nicklasch, age 76 of Brazil, died at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday December 28, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 16, 1929, in Dusseldorf, Germany, as the son of Bernhard F. and Maria Buesgen Nicklasch. Following high school he began his apprenticeship as a brick mason. He married Helene Abels December 9, 1950. They moved to the United States the next year. He worked for many years as a brick mason with various construction companies in the area...
LEWIS DALE MAYFIELD (01/03/06)
Lewis Dale Mayfield, 55 of Brazil, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2005, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. At the request of the deceased, his body was cremated. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 7, at Bee Ridge Church on Kennedys Crossing Road...
ALENE KOHER WILCOXON (01/03/06)
Alene Koher Wilcoxon, age 89, died December 30, 2005, at the Hospice of Treasure Coast in Stuart, Florida. She was born January 19, 1916, in Cromwell, Indiana, as the daughter of Brenton M. and Ocie Pearl Stough Koher. Following high school she attended Indiana Central University where she met Francis Wilcoxon. They were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1941 at Indiana Village church near Lake Wawasee...
ROBERT L. TARGETT (01/03/06)
Robert L. Targett, 80, of Brazil, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2006, in Cloverleaf Health Care. He was born January 10, 1925, in Clay County to Oliver D. and Edith Mitcher Targett. On February 28, 1948, he married Marjorie R. Wallace Targett...
MARY ROSE ALLEE (01/09/06)
Mary Rose Allee, 66, Greencastle, IN, died Thursday, January 5, 2006, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, James J. Allee; daughter, Sarah M. Pierce and husband John D; two sons, John F. Allee and Joseph C. Allee; two sisters, Wanda Trail and Wilma Cox; brother, Bobby Query; brother, Larry Query all of Greencastle, IN; 10 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren...
JAMES RICHARD GRAHAM (01/09/06)
James Richard Graham, 80, of Clay City, died Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 7:32 a.m. at Regional Hospital. He was born September 14, 1925, to James Fenmor and Myrtle McGill Graham. Most recently he worked for the Pillsbury Company until retiring in 1989. Richard married Betty Newhart June 10, 1950, she survives...
DONALD E. GRIGSBY (01/16/06)
Donald E. Grigsby, 48, of Brazil passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2006 at Union Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1958, in Brazil, the son of Everett Grigsby and Betty Cooksey Grigsby. He attended school at Jackson Township and Van Buren High School. He worked at MI Home Products and the Wake-Up service station before starting his own lawn care business in 1999. He enjoyed playing cards, watching western movies and spending time with family and friends...
CARL ALONZO JARVIS (01/13/06)
Carl Alonzo Jarvis, 81, of Brazil, died at 6:58 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.He was born July 23, 1924, in Terre Haute. He was the son of Alonzo and Anna Waller Jarvis. He graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the Class of 1942. ...
EDWARD L. KRESS (01/12/06)
Edward L. Kress, 64, of Jasonville, passed away January 10, 2006, at his residence after battling health problems for several years. He was born March 1, 1941, to Wallace and Martha Hepler Kress. He graduated from Clay City High School in 1960. Following high school he served in the Air National Guard. In the '70s he owned and operated "The Beverage Place," a Clay City liquor store...
MARY REMINGTON CRAFT (01/11/06)
Mary Remington Craft, 62, of Brazil, died at Putnam County Hospital at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006. She was born January 9, 1943, to Ross and Helen Louise Dowen Remington. She graduated from Rockville High School in 1961 and then began working for the Shell Oil Company as a secretary. ...
LEONARD O. BUELL (01/10/06)
Leonard O. Buell, 84, died at Union Hospital at 1:44 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006. He lived in Bowling Green until recently when he moved to Bethesda Gardens Nursing Home. He was born August 14, 1921, in Clay County to Everett Harrison and Julia Ann Hart Buell. ...
CATHRYN TRIPLETT LUCAS (01/10/06)
Cathryn Triplett Lucas, 86, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil, died 2:45 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2006, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. She was born August 25, 1919, in Dick Johnson Township as the daughter of Fred and Mable Snow Triplett. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936 and Indiana State University in 1940. She married Edwin G. Lucas on May 7, 1943, in Boise, Idaho...
HOMER DAVID BURNHAM (01/09/06)
Homer David Burnham, 70 of Brazil formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away January 6, 2006, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was born December 9, 1935, in Tampa, the son of Homer David Burnham and Juanita Hall Burnham. He was a truck driver for Spartan Oil Company in Tampa, and had just retired January of 2005...
JOHN F. OSBOURNE (01/09/06)
John F. Osborne, 47 of Brazil passed away January 7, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He had been battling cancer since May of 2005. He was born December 4, 1958, in Terre Haute, the son of Fred Osborne and Louise Bridgewater Osborne. He last worked as a service technician at the Brazil Autoplex. ...
PAUL KENT (01/03/06)
Paul Kent, 82, of Vincennes, Ind., died at 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Nov. 11, 1923, in Rockville, he was the son of Shelby and Grace Burns Kent. He was married to Norma Jean Beadling Kent. Mr. Kent graduated from Rockville High School class of 1941, the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago and operated Parke County Sales and Service until he left the county in 1955. ...