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Obituaries from February 2006

HELEN G. DOWELL (02/28/06)
Helen G. Dowell, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:54 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2006, at Union Hospital. She was born November 18, 1918, at Terre Haute, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Reifenberg) Stroot. She married Ralph L. Dowell June 26, 1948, and he survives...
VERNA LAVADA BICARD SHONK (02/17/06)
Verna Lavada Bicard Shonk, 87, of Clay City passed away at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in the Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. She was born August 17, 1918, in Clay City to Fabian and Ethel Mitchell Bicard. Mrs. ...
LADONNA (DONNA) T. ERWIN (02/17/06)
Ladonna (Donna) T. Erwin, 74, of Brazil passed away February 17, 2006, at the Clay County Health Center. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home. MACIL M. SMITH Macil M. Smith, 81 of Knightsville, died February 14, 2006, at 8:25 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for two years...
DOROTHY LOUISE LUNDSTROM PESTOFF (02/17/06)
Dorothy Louise Lundstrom Pestoff, 76, of Terre Haute died at 2 p.m on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in Union Hospital. She was a wife, mother, sister and homemaker. Born in Terre Haute at St. Anthony Hospital on September 26, 1929, she was the daughter of Alice and John Lundstrom. She was married to Harry C. Pestoff. He preceded her in death in 1990...
EVERETT PAUL MCKAMEY (02/17/06)
The family of Everett Paul McKamey mourns his passing. Born January 17, 1930, at Cloverdale, Indiana, to Charles and Katherine Don-Speckleson McKamey. Entered into rest February 15, 2006, at his home in Spencer, surrounded by his loved ones. He was descended of pioneer settlers and farmed at Cloverdale...
BETTY IRENE MURPHY MUSGRAVE (02/16/06)
Betty Irene Murphy Musgrave, 76, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away in her home Tuesday afternoon February 14, 2006. She was born July 4, 1929, in Clay County Indiana to Casper "Dick" and Myrtle (Easter) Murphy. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her family, travel, music, and needlework. (We will miss her sweet smile.)...
VERN N. MODESITT (02/16/06)
Vern N. Modesitt, 91, of Farmland, passed away February 14, 2006, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Randolph County following a brief illness. Vern was born on August 8, 1914, in Terre Haute, the son of Henry and Rosetta (Riggle) Modesitt. He was a graduate of Staunton High School. He retired from Delco-Battery in Muncie in 1972 and farmed for several years. He was a member of the Delco Sympathy Club and attended Olive Branch Church, where he also taught Sunday School classes for several years...
CHAME FOREST BAYSINGER (02/16/06)
Chame Forest "Doc" Baysinger, 87, of Brazil died February 15, 2006 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He had been a resident at Holly Hills for a time. He was the last of the children born to Charles Simon Baysinger and Della Lane Baysinger. He was born southwest of Cayuga on January 5, 1917...
ISAAC ANDREW KRANTZ (02/15/06)
Isaac Andrew Krantz, age 13 months, of Terre Haute, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2006, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Isaac was born December 22, 2004, in Terre Haute as the son of Jacqueline Rayetta Simmons and Christopher M. Krantz...
GEORGE R. KRAUCHI (02/14/06)
George R. Krauchi, 78, of Clay City passed away at 3:30 a.m., February 11, 2006, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Clay City on April 21, 1927, to Rufus and Mercedes (Hale) Krauchi. Mr. Krauchi graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1945. He attended the First United Church of Christ in Clay City...
Ruth Esther Helton (02/17/06)
Ruth Esther Helton, 92 of Brazil, died February 16, 2006 at 1:15 pm at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute, IN. She was born in Brazil on March 6, 1913 the daughter of Goswin and Elizabeth Nickle Haverkamp. On February 23, 1934, she married Charles V. Helton; he preceded her in death on March 8, 1971...
LaDonna T. Erwin (02/17/06)
LaDonna T. Erwin, 74, of Brazil passed away February 17, 2006 at the Clay County Health Center. She was born March 3, 1930 in Bowling Green, OH, the daughter of Irvan Pollom and Delores Swanson Pollom. On January 17, 1948 she married Luther Erwin, he survives...
ALVAH D. BALLINGER (02/27/06)
Alvah D. Ballinger, 73, of Brazil died unexpectedly February 25, 2006, in the emergency room at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born April 8, 1932, in Center Point, the son of Alva Edwin Ballinger and Altha Irene Wells Ballinger. As a young man, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Kearsarge during the Korean War. When he came home from service, he began working at Glenn-Gerry Brick in Brazil. He operated a tow-mower at the brick plant for over 25 years, retiring in 1985...
BRADLEY EARL KARN II (02/27/06)
Bradley Earl Karn II, 25, of Brazil, passed away February 24, 2006, in Putnam County. He was born to Bradley Earl and Shelly Ann (Deakins) Karn, February 24, 1981, in Falmouth Massachusetts. Brad Earl attended Berea Christian Church, Bee Ridge Church and most recently Otter Creek Christian Church. ...
Helen E. Ewing (02/24/06)
Helen E. Ewing, age 94, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2006. Born January 25, 1912, in Chicago IL, she was the daughter of Joseph & Anna (Fischer) Mueller. She was a graduate of Providence High School, Class of 1927. She married Henry G. Ewing on November 29, 1929 and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1961...
EDITH CECILIA (CELE) CALLAHAN (02/24/06)
Edith Cecilia (Cele) Callahan, 76, of Brazil, formerly of Indianapolis passed away in her sleep after suffering with a rheumatic heat since childhood on February 22, 2006. Born August 9, 1929, in Washington, Indiana, she was the youngest of 12 children to Joseph and Christine (Dages) Malloy who preceded her in death. She is the widow of Robert (Smokey) Callahan,...
MARGARET M. SHATTUCK (02/23/06)
Margaret M. Shattuck, 84, of Brazil, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at Clay Health Center. She was born June 27, 1922, in Clay County. She was the daughter of Enis and Beulah VanHook Campbell. Following high school she attended nursing school, graduating from St. Anthony School of Nursing in 1943 as a Registered Nurse. She married Richard Shattuck in October of 1945. He preceded her in death in December of 1994...
LILLIE IRENE COX (02/22/06)
Lillie Irene Cox, 83, passed away in her home on Feb. 21, 2006. She was born in Concordia, Kansas, on Dec. 21, 1922, to Johnathan and Emily Mosher. She married Alfred Cox on February 7, 1944, and moved to Brazil in 1948. They had just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Lillie enjoyed babysitting, sewing, cooking, storytelling, and taking care of all of her family. She had been employed at G. C. Murphy and Goodwill...
SHYANN JUNE ATKINSON (02/21/06)
ShyAnn June Atkinson, 9 months old, of Brazil died unexpectedly Feb. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born May 10, 2005, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Charles Zachary Atkinson and Elizabeth Marie Siddons Atkinson. She is survived by her parents; her two brothers, Ricky Wayne Atkinson and Charles Zachary Atkinson, Jr.; grandparents, Tammy and James Young, Ricky Ray Atkinson all of Brazil, Keith and Jeanette Burk of Cunot, Walter and Linda Siddons of Knightsville; great-grandparents, James Cox of Brazil, Kate McVey of Knightsville, Mary Wyatt of Brazil, Linda McVey of Terre Haute, Talitha Jones of Terre Haute, and Delores Whitaker of Terre Haute; aunts and uncles, Dale Rogers, Scott Rogers and wife Amber, Nikki Quick, Wayne Burk, Jerry Siddons and wife Becky, Melissa Tisdale and husband Mike and Jamie Siddons; and other extended family.. ...
ROBERT DIX JR. (02/21/06)
Robert "Bobby" H. Dix, Jr., 56, of Brazil, died unexpectedly Feb. 18, 2006, due to pneumonia. He was born Oct. 6, 1949, in Saratoga Springs, New York. He was the son of Robert H. Dix, Sr. and Lois Elizabeth Watson Dix. In 1951 the Dix family moved to Brazil. Bobby graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and received an Honorable Discharge. He was an independent painting contractor. He was currently attending Christ Community Church...
DORIS (HOOD) MARTIN (02/21/06)
Doris (Hood) Martin, 74, of Carbon, passed away at 1:24 p.m. Feb. 19, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born April 9, 1931, in Lena, Ind., to James and Wilma Doan (Hood). She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948. Doris married Elmer Martin Sept. 4, 1948. She then worked for Quaker Maid and Pillsbury for over 30 years. Mrs. Martin enjoyed riding in her golf cart, gardening, mowing and cooking...
LEONA L. FOWLER BEVINS (02/14/06)
Mrs. Leona L. Fowler Bevins, 73, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born April 26, 1932 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Cloyd and Berniece (Thompson) Trisler. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1950. She married Bill Fowler and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1980. She married Chaplain A. Cliff Bevin on October 29, 1988, and he survives...
LUCY E. BICKEL (02/14/06)
Lucy E. Bickel, 70, Jasonville, died Sunday, February 12, 2006, at her residence. Born January 23, 1936, in Greene County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Arley F. Edelman and Margaret Iris (Baker) Edelman. September 27, 1953, she married Donald W. "Don" Bickel and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2003...
MERL G. KAY (02/14/06)
Merl G. Kay, 95, Bowling Green, died February 10, 2006, at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. Born December 23, 1911, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Rose (Stevens) Royer. She was a graduate of Bowling Green High School, a homemaker, a Past Worthy Matron of the Bowling Green Eastern Star and a member of the Bowling Green Methodist Church...
ELLEN E. MANN (02/08/06)
Ellen E. Mann, 86 of Center Point, died February 5, 2006, at 7:10 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for a year. She was born January 23, 1920, in Vigo County, the daughter of Charles H. Burgess and Grace E. Nirrvier Burgess. She was married to William A. Mann August 21, 1954. She was a homemaker...
JOSHUA L. PEARCE (02/08/06)
Joshua L. Pearce, 24, 0f Brazil, passed away February 5, 2006, at his home. He was born March 2, 1981 in Brazil to Gary "Hawkeye" Pearce and Rose Hayes Pearce. Josh was a 1999 graduate of Northview High School, earning several academic achievements and awards, including the Lily Endowment Scholarship. ...
JOHN HENRY BELL JR. (02/08/06)
John Henry Bell, Jr., of Bonne Terre, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2006, at St. Joe Manor at the age of 80 years. He was born July 4, 1925, in Harmony to the late John and Ethel Mae Bell (nee Bell). He is also preceded in death by his first wife Louise Bell (nee Miller), one son, John David Bell and one sister who died in infancy...
CHARLES EDWARD 'PETE' FOSTER (02/07/06)
Charles Edward "Pete" Foster, 66, of Coal City passed away at his home Sunday, February 6, 2006. He was born August 15, 1939, to Charlie and Christina (Conely) Foster. He married Shirley Louise Short on November 10, 1983. He worked for Bridgestone Firestone in Noblesville for 30 years and belonged to the United Rubber Workers Union Local 138. ...
HELEN PAULINE KIEFLING (02/07/06)
Helen Pauline Kiefling, 76, of Brazil, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2006, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following an extended illness. She was born October 28, 1929, to Joseph P. and Helen L. (Simonson) Woolery. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Kenneth Woolery and Paul Woolery...
FLORENCE L. TROUT (02/06/06)
Florence L. Trout, 102, of Brazil died February 3, 2006, at 1:40 p.m, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. She was born September 7, 1903, in Clay County the daughter of John H. Howald and Sarah Hayward Howald. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1922. ...
KENNETH WAYNE ORME (02/03/06)
Kenneth Wayne Orme was born on June 17, 1949. He died at St. Vincents Hospital on February 1, after a long illness. He had been disabled for many years. Kenneth was adopted at 5 years old into the loving family of John Charles and Juanita Mae Orme, including many aunts and uncles...
ELEANOR RUTH NICOSON MCCULLOUGH (02/03/06)
Eleanor Ruth Nicoson McCullough of Lewis, IN, went to be with the Lord Thursday Morning, February 2, 2006, at her residence. She was born February 2, 1921, in Sullivan County to the Rev. Ernest and Ethel (Wakins) Nicoson. Eleanor was a member of Briley Chapel Community Church for many years where she served as the pianist. She devoted her time to her Lord, family, music and flowers, having owned a flower shop in Clay City...
CARROLL LEE JACKSON (02/03/06)
Carroll Lee Jackson, 75, formerly of Cory, passed away January 30, 2006, in Sarasota, FL. He was born July 25, 1930, and worked for 30 years at Bemis Bag in Terre Haute, IN. He was a 1949 graduate of Cory High School. Clell and Ruby Jackson, parents of Carroll Jackson, preceded him in death...
ERNEST G. MOSTELLER (02/08/06)
Ernest G. Mosteller, age 79 of Brazil died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born October 8, 1926 in Jackson Township in Parke County, Indiana, as the son of Elmer and Arizona Morlan Mosteller. He attended Bridgeton Grade School. Following school he became an auto mechanic and also drove a school bus for the Parke County School Corp...
SHIRLEY J. HEMMERLING (02/10/06)
Shirley J. Hemmerling, 53, of Brazil, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital with her husband by her side. She was born March 12, 1952, in Parke County, the daughter of John and Mary Braden Batchelor. November 23, 1993, she married Paul Hemmerling. ...
GEORGE R. KRAUCHI (02/13/06)
George R. Krauchi, 78, of Clay City passed away at 3:30 a.m., February 11, 2006, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Clay City on April 21, 1927, to Rufus and Mercedes (Hale) Krauchi. Mr. Krauchi graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1945. He attended the First United Church of Christ in Clay City...
TIMOTHY E. KIEFER SR. (02/13/06)
Timothy E. Kiefer, Sr., 64, of Center Point, died Feb. 10, 2006, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 11:29 p.m. He was born August 11, 1941, in Clay County the son of Elmer C. Kiefer and Mary DeCamp Kiefer. He attended Brazil schools. ...
MARY KATHRYN KENNY (02/13/06)
Mary Kathryn Kenny, 90 of Knightsville, died at noon Friday, February 10, 2006. She was born July 10, 1915, in Indianapolis as the daughter of John Michael and Mary Boatman Walsh. Following graduation from high school she attended St. Vincent School of Nursing, earning her Registered Nurse degree. She was employed as an RN for over 40 years...
Justino "Jap" Casassa (02/13/06)
Justino "Jap" Casassa, 96, died Thursday February 9, 2006 at 12:44 pm at his residence on State Road 340 in Brazil. He was born April 12, 1909 in Perth, Indiana to Dominic and Margaret Casassa. He married Mary Kathleen (Hathaway) Casassa on November 5, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents. His wife preceded him in death in 1975. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Jesse in 1951, Dom in 1977, and James in 1979. He is preceded in death by one sister Katherine Biggs in 1983...
MARILYN (SUSIE) HOLMAN (02/13/06)
Marilyn (Susie) Holman, 74, of Greentown, Indiana, died at 5:37 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2006, in Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. Born May 28, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of C. Frank and Iola Jane (Clevenger) Fisher...
HELEN RUPERT JONES (02/10/06)
Helen Rupert Jones, 101, of Brazil, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, Feb. 4. in Costa Mesa, California, just a few days after celebrating her 101st birthday. She will be interred beside her husband, Blythe, in Acacia Park Cemetery, Oakland County, Michigan...
PATRICIA MARIE SCHREINER (02/10/06)
Patricia Marie Schreiner, age 61 of Parke County, died at 10:06 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2006, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born January 21, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the daughter of James H. and Catherine Mullen Hughes...
SUSAN ADELAIDE ORNDORFF (02/10/06)
Suzan Adelaide Orndorff, 57, died Wednesday at her home in Brazil. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, February 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late William Fredrick and the late Margaret Mae (Akers) Church. Mrs. Orndorff married Victor Eugene Orndorff Sr. on Feb. 20, 1966, at Terre Haute...
MICHAEL DALE SCHOPMEYER (02/10/06)
Michael Dale Schopmeyer, 53, of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2006 in the Terre Haute Union Hospital. He was born July 1, 1952, to Wayne and Mary Lou Hauser Schopmeyer. He was a truck driver for BBL Trucking and had previously worked for Great Dane Trailers...
ROBERT L. WHITE SR. (02/01/06)
Robert L. White Sr., 93, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at The Waters of Greencastle. He was born May 11, 1912, in Terre Haute to Ernest and Emma (Giffel) White. He graduated from Garfield High School. On September 27, 1931, he married Helen C. ...