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Obituaries from June 2006

KENNETH TIMBS (06/01/06)
Kenneth Timbs, 72, of Seelyville, died at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 8, 1933 in West Terre Haute, the son of Noel H. and Elva McQueen Timbs. He graduated from Concannan High School and attended college before joining the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged from military service Feb. 14, 1954 as a Sergeant...
RAY HENRY BOYCE (06/14/06)
Ray Henry Boyce, 77 of Greenwood, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died at 11:55 p.m. June 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Brazil as the son of Henry John and Kathryn Pearl Garrison Boyce. Ray graduated from Brazil High School and Indiana State University. ...
WILLIAM E. HEINE (06/14/06)
William E. Heine, 70 of Parke County, died June 12, 2006, at 4:10 p.m in West Central Community Hospital. He was born July 31, 1935, in Terre Haute, the son of Arthur Heine and Emma Benell Heine. As a young boy the family moved to Appleton, WI where they lived for several years. ...
Auretta Frances Paulk (06/16/06)
Auretta Frances Paulk, 94, of Brazil, died 3:12 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006. She was born Sept. 26, 1911 in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of William and Ida May Williams Geary. Following high school she was employed in manufacturing at area companies including The Ad and Simplicity in Terre Haute. She was a member for over 66 years of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She collected clowns gathering over 200 and cooking for friends and family...
RITA K. DETRO (06/19/06)
Rita K. Detro, 66, of Terre Haute, died June 17, 2006, at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility in Brazil. She had just been there for one day. She was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Parkersburg, Indiana, the daughter of Victor Robinson and Isabel Anderson Robinson. She moved with her family to Brazil in 1954. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1959...
LARRY EUGENE VANES (06/19/06)
Larry Eugene Vanes, age 71, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Brazil died early Sunday morning, June 18, 2006, at his residence in Flora. He was born May 31, 1935, in Brazil as the son of John and Hyla Urwin Vanes. Following high school he worked as a police officer, Greyhound Bus driver and an auctioneer until his retirement. ...
MARJORIE R. PRITSCH (06/21/06)
Marjorie R. Pritsch, 86, of Terre Haute, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2006, in Davis Gardens Health Care Center. She was a homemaker, born March 18, 1920, in Bicknell to John W. Miley and Lois Miller Miley. Her husband, Paul G. Pritsch Sr., died in 1987...
JAMES LLOYD PASSWATER (06/22/06)
James Lloyd Passwater, 60, of Brazil, died June 21, 2006, at 1:22 a.m. in Terre Haute at Union Hospital. Born April 18, 1946, in Marion County, Indiana, he was the son of Lloyd B. Passwater, Jr. and Phyllis Culmann Passwater. He was a self employed paint and body worker and a U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Carbon Lodge 529 F&AM, Clay County Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine Temple and the American Legion Post 58...
FREED SHONK (06/26/06)
Freed Shonk, 90, of Clay City, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Holly Hills Healthcare Center. He was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Clay County to John and Emmay Croft Shonk. He was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping and hunting ginseng...
VERNA P. LONG FOSTER (06/27/06)
Verna P. Long Foster, 84 of Terre Haute, went home to her Maker, June 26, 2006, at 2:25 a.m. at Southwood Health Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Jasonville, the daughter of Andrew Long and Byrd Cocherham Long. Oct. 27, 1939, she married Noble B. Foster. She was his devoted and loving wife for 25 years, before he went home to the Lord Nov. 11, 1964...
DAVID A. HOWLETT (06/28/06)
David A. Howlett, 64, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006, in Brazil. He was born in Greencastle on June 1, 1942, the son of Albert and Edna Callaway Howlett. He retired from Wal- Mart where he was an assistant manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
WILLIAM H. JAMES JR. (06/30/06)
William H. James Jr., 78, of Brazil passed away June 29, 2006, at 1:45 a.m at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Terre Haute the son of William H. James Sr. and Rose Bemis James. Aug. 30, 1947, he married Frances Boyce James; she survives...
EARL O. HOFF (06/30/06)
Earl O. Hoff, 95, of Charleston, Ill., and formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Ill. He was born July 27, 1910. Following high school he was self employed selling radios and TVs and performing electronics repair. He enjoyed his hobby as a ham radio operator. He attended the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon...
GLORIA E. ELLISON (06/30/06)
Gloria E. Ellison, 73, of Brazil, formerly of Plano, Ill., passed away following surgery June 28, 2006, at 6:07 a.m. in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Medinah, Ill., the daughter of William Schmuggerow and Mary Fessler Schmuggerow...
KARON M. NEIER (06/30/06)
Karon M. Neier, 61, of Brazil, passed away June 30, 2006 at 2:50 a.m. at Union Hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Vigo County, the daughter of Oren James Myrtle and Katherine Marie Pierce Myrtle. She attended Wiley High School. She worked at CBS and Columbia House for over 30 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #1127 and attended the Carbon Baptist Church...
DANIEL L. ROBBINS SR. (06/12/06)
Daniel L. Robbins Sr. 68, of Brazil, passed away June 10, 2006, at his residence in the presence of his loving family. He was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Indianapolis, the son of Gilbert Robbins and Daisy O'Day Robbins. In 1955, Dan graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. ...
LLOYD EMERSON LANTZ (06/09/06)
Lloyd Emerson Lantz, 78, of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Carmel. He was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Indianapolis to Carl Emerson and Maude (Trotter) Lantz. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ellettsville and was a U.S. ...
Betty Jane Hamilton Summers (06/01/06)
Betty Jane Hamilton Summers, 84, of Carmel, Indiana, died May 29, 2006. Betty was born April 14, 1922, in Harmony, Indiana to Andrew and Rose Britton Hamilton. They preceded her in death along with her sister, Kathryn Clark, and her brother, Joe Hamilton. She was a 1940 graduate of Van Buren High School...
Loretta McDivitt (06/01/06)
Loretta McDivitt, 57, of Brazil, died unexpectedly May 31, 2006 at 10:32 a.m. at her residence. She was born July 10, 1948, in Dubois, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles E. McDivitt and Margaret Anna McKenna McDivitt. In her working career, she was employed at Steel Industry in Crawfordsville, Dow Chemical in Indianapolis and at Errol Drape also in Indianapolis. She had lived in the Brazil area for five years...
Kathryn B. Littrell (06/02/06)
Kathryn B. Littrell, 80, of Greencastle, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. She was born Sept. 22, 1925 in Knightsville, the daughter of George T. and Elizabeth Hedge Brown. She was a cook for Delta Chi Fraternity for 27 years retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge...
DONALD LEON MCMILLIN (06/05/06)
Donald Leon McMillin, Sr., 76, of Brazil, died June 2, 2006, at 12:52 p.m. at Union Hospital. He was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Terre Haute, the son of Charles A. McMillin and Cora Stewart McMillin. On Oct. 7, 1955, he married Virginia Rose Reedy, she survives...
JEFFREY LEWIS SKINNER (06/05/06)
Jeffery Lewis Skinner, 56, formerly of Richmond, living in Terre Haute, died Monday, May 29, 2006 unexpectedly at his home. He was born June 3, 1949, in Richmond and lived in Terre Haute four years. Jeff was a 1967 graduate of Richmond Senior High School and 1971 graduate of Ball State University. ...
PETE CHALOS (06/06/06)
Pete Chalos, 78, died June 4, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born June 25, 1927, in Vigo County, he was the son of John Chalos and Katherine Katrissiosis Chalos. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He was a teacher and basketball coach for several area schools, including Van Buren High School in Clay County...
MARY JO LEMONT (06/06/06)
Mary Jo Lemont, 73, of Brazil, passed away June 5, 2006, at 8:05 a.m. at her residence with her loving family surrounding her. She was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Joe and Esther Kemper Shake. She graduated from Garfield High School Class of 1950. She married Bob Lemont on Jan. 6, 1951; he survives...
MARILYN ANN GOSS DIEL (06/06/06)
Marilyn Ann Goss Diel, 64 of Reelsville, died June 4, 2006, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been battling cancer for over a year. She was born May 30, 1942, in Marion County the daughter of Willard Wesley Ridgon and Gwendolyn Kathryn James Ridgon. ...
ELIZABETH NICHOLE "NIKKI" WEHRHEIM (06/07/06)
Elizabeth Nichole "Nikki" Wehrheim, 19, Indianapolis, passed away June 4, 2006. Elizabeth was a senior at South Putnam High School, where she was involved with the Area 30 Career Vocational Center. Previously, she attended Warren Central High School and was a member of the track, gymnastics and swim teams...
MERLIN "MARILYN" ANN GOSS DIEL (06/07/06)
Merlin "Marilyn" Ann Goss Diel, 64 of Reelsville, died June 4, 2006, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been battling cancer for over a year. She was born May 30, 1942, in Marion County, the daughter of Willard Wesley Rigdon and Gwendolyn Kathryn James Rigdon. ...
Deanna Lou Rice (06/09/06)
Deanna Lou Rice, 45, of Brazil, died Thursday evening after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Gerald Lee and Margaret Seay Simpson. She graduated from Southmont High School. She was a homemaker and very devoted to her family. She was a member of The First Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing and was a member of the Jackson Township P.T.O...
FAYE R. DEBOARD BUTLER (06/09/06)
Faye R. DeBoard Butler, 64 of Goshen, Ohio, and formerly of Brazil, passed away June 6, 2006, in the Bethesa North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Bowling Green. She was a factory worker for the Ford Motor Company for 18 years retiring in 1992. She loved working in her garden and with her flowers, riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles and she lived for her animals and grandchildren...
DAMITA RAE LYON (06/09/06)
Damita Rae Lyon, 73, of Greencastle, died June 7, 2006, at 4:25 p.m. at Putnam County Hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Clay County the daughter of Sherman R. Nichols and Ruby V. Belk Nichols. She attended school in Brazil. On Feb. 20, 1953, she married Kenneth M. Lyon; he survives...
SHARI LEA CUNNINGHAM OVERSHINER (06/09/06)
Shari Lea Cunningham Overshiner, also known as Shari McKinney, 31, of Terre Haute and Brazil, died June 5, 2006, at 2:30 a.m. at her residence. Born Feb. 12, 1975, in Greencastle,Indiana, she was the daughter of George H. Culbertson and Betty Jean (Porter) Culbertson...
IRENE T. MEDWORTH (06/30/06)
Irene T. Medworth, 93, of Brazil, formerly of Rensselaer Ind., passed away June 30, 2006 at 8:23 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 17, 1912 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Fred Pagels and Jane Shuck Pagels. She and her husband Robert C. Medworth owned and operated the Medworth Heating Supply Store in Rensselaer. Robert passed away in 1969. Irene continued operating the business until 1980...