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Obituaries from August 2006

CHARLES 'JACK' VANNESS (08/31/06)
Charles "Jack" VanNess, 79, of Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute following a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Brazil, to Charles and Flossie VanNess. He attended Brazil High School. Jack then began serving his country in the United States Navy. ...
BILLIE D. FIDLER WRIGHT (08/17/06)
Billie D. Fidler Wright, 55, of San Jose, Calif., and formerly of Brazil, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in San Jose. She was born March 14, 1951, in Indianapolis to John and Kathleen Nelson Fidler. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts, painting, cooking, baking and collecting dolls...
WILBUR RAYMOND HOFFMAN (08/17/06)
Wilbur Raymond Hoffman, 88, of Clay City, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1918, in Sugar Ridge Township to Leonard and Dixie Crafton Hoffman, who preceded him in death. He was married for 54 years to Gladys Modesitt Hoffman, who preceded him in death in 1995...
PAUL SCHRADER (08/17/06)
Paul Schrader, 84 of Carbon, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1921, as the son of Paul Otto and Mary Jane Loveall Schrader. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He received the Presidential Citation for combat service in Leyte, 3 Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal...
BARBARA J. GEARLD (08/17/06)
Barbara J. Gearld, 72, of Carbon, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in Union Hospital. She was the daughter of Stephen Edgar Hilleary and Anna Llewellyn Pollack Hilleary. Survivors include four sons, Wayne C. (Zeborah) Gearld, Rockville; Philip C. (Cynthia) Gearld, Leavenworth, Kan.; Gig D. (Lisa) Gearld, Carbon, Ind., and Tracy L Gearld, Crawfordsville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren...
GLADYS NUSSEL CASS (08/17/06)
Gladys Nussel Cass, 85, died July 26, 2006, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born June 3, 1921, in Clay County, Ind., to William Nussel and Pearl Helton Nussel. She attended business school and worked in the Civil Service. During World War II she served in the Navy as a WAVE. She married a sailor, Elijah James (Jim) Cass Jr., Sept. 11, 1954, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death (1973)...
PAUL SCHRADER (08/15/06)
Paul Schrader, 84 of Carbon, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Funeral services are pending at Moore Funeral Home.
WILLIAM THOMAS CRANE (08/15/06)
William Thomas Crane, 76 of Reelsville, passed away Saturday at the Harborside Health Center in Terre Haute. Born on July 3, 1930, in Montgomery County, he was the son of Crawford W. Crane and Velma Hargis. Mr. Crane worked as a truck driver for Schwerman Trucking for 38 years, retiring in July of 1992...
MARGARET L., MASON (08/14/06)
Margaret L. Mason, 78 of Brazil, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil. She was born April 19, 1928, in Reelsville, as the daughter of Joseph M. and Norena Conder Dalgarn. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married Gerald W. Mason Aug. 16, 1958, in Brazil. She loved yard sales, bingo with friends and spending time with family and friends...
KATHY ANN JESKO (08/14/06)
Kathy Ann Jesko, 54 of Clinton, Ind., died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 21, 1951, in Brazil, the daughter of Kenneth and Bonnie Harris Herron. Following high school she was self-employed in car sales. She married Joseph Jesko Sept. 6, 1987, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clinton where she had been a Baptized Witness for 41 years...
ELIZABETH ANN (HARRISON) PRICE GRIGGS JAYNES (08/14/06)
Elizabeth Ann (Harrison) Price Griggs Jaynes, 83, Attica and formerly of Theodosia, Mo., and Mountain Home, Ark., died in the Williamsport Health and Rehabilitation Center, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at 2:10 a.m. Elizabeth was born in Newport, Ind., on April 6, 1923...
SEGUNDO RUBIRA (08/17/06)
Segundo Rubira, 86, 100 Willow Lane, Linton, Ind., died at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence in Greene County. Born June 10, 1920, in Batabano, Havana, Cuba, he was the son of Emigdio Rubira and Amparo Sarmiento. He was a fisherman. Survivors include two daughters, Merceded Ax of LInton and Amparo Hernandez; three sons, Ramoi Rubira, Lazaro Rubira, Reynaldo Gil Deldad and a granddaughter Caridad Ax of Linton; two brothers, Juan Rubira and Bienbenido Rubira; two sisters, Almando Hernandez and Francisco Rubira.. ...
JOHN MICHAEL CRABB (08/18/06)
John Michael Crabb, 49, of Charles City, Va., was born July 27, 1957, and died suddenly from a heart attack on Aug. 2, 2006, at his home. Born in Brazil, he was the son of William V. Crabb and Ruby Slater Crabb. He attended the Brazil schools and graduated in 1975...
VIRGINIA M. IRELAND (08/31/06)
Virginia M. Ireland, 89, died at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Davis Gardens Health Center in Terre Haute. She was born April 3, 1917, in Knightsville, Ind., as the daughter of William and Emma Roberts Miller. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1935 and continued her education at the Sherwood School of Music in Chicago until 1937. ...
JERRY EUGENE SCHAUWECKER (08/30/06)
Jerry Eugene Schauwecker, 66, of Clay City died Aug. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born June 11, 1940, at Clay City, the son of Charles Frederick and Gladys Lorraine Rollings Schauwecker. Survivors include his wife, Irene Dalton Schauwecker; children, Toni (Frank) Rooksberry, J. ...
HAZEL ROGERS (08/29/06)
Hazel Rogers, 92, of Brazil passed away Aug. 25, 2006, at Holly Hill Health Care. She was born Oct. 16, 1913. She dedicated most of her time caring for her home and family. She was married to Sylvester Rogers who preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister in law Willa Mae Allen and a niece Charlene Head...
RUBY C. PROCTOR (08/22/06)
Ruby C. Proctor of St. Petersburg, Fla., died July 9, 2006, at Edward White Hospital. She was born to Maurice D. and Delia Elliott at Asherville, Ind., Nov. 30, 1914. She and her husband, Ernest A. Proctor, moved from Chicago to St. Petersburg in 1976. He preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1990...
CHRISTINA KATE GASWAY (08/22/06)
Christina Kate Gasway, 83, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21. A longtime resident of Brazil, she recently resided at Westminister Village in Terre Haute. Born in Ryegate, Vermont, to William and Elsie Carbee, she graduated from Wells River High School in her home state and the Concord College of Business in Concord, New Hampshire, before serving in the U.S. ...
WILLIAM JERREMIAH BALES (08/22/06)
William Jerremiah Bales, 25, of Brazil, died Aug. 19, 2006, at his residence. Born Jan. 14, 1981, he was the son of Tom McQuade and Sonya Bales McQuade. He attended Northview High School. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver for Swift Trucking. Nov. 3, 2004, he married Kristy Bennett. She preceded him in death May 23, 2006. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being on his computer and most of all being with family...
VERTA JEAN SNYDER (08/22/06)
Verta Jean Snyder of Brazil, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at her residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1916, in Clay County, Ind., as the daughter of Len and Gertrude Carrithers Love. She attended Brazil High School. She married Robert Snyder Dec. 15, 1951, in Rockville, Ind. She was employed at Midland Products for 24 years. She was a member of Van Buren Homemakers Club and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends...
MILDRED A. TATE (08/21/06)
Mildred A. Tate, 92, of Brazil passed away Aug. 18, 2006, at 12:30 a.m. at Southwood Nursing Facility. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Brazil, the daughter of Earl Friday Price and Mary Edith Watts Price. She was a member of the Berea Christian Church...
FRANCIS "BABE" SPENCER (08/21/06)
Francis "Babe" Spencer, 85, of Brazil, died at 11:56 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Carbon, Ind., as the son of Charles H. and Gertrude Allen Spencer. Following high school he served in the Merchant Marines and then joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II with Company B 264th Medical Battalion where he participated in the New Guinea and Luzon battle campaigns in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre...
FRANCIS "BABE" SPENCER (08/18/06)
Francis "Babe" Spencer, 85, of Brazil died at 11:56 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. A full obituary will appear in the Monday edition of The Brazil Times...
MARY HELEN KIBBE BLAIR BOYD (08/14/06)
Mary Helen Kibbe Blair Boyd, 87, of Brazil, passed away Aug. 10, 2006, at 11:55 p.m. at Clay County Health Center. She was born in Parke County, June 20, 1919, to Elijah and Clara Kibbe. Mary graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1937. She married Hubert Blair, Feb. 13, 1939; he passed away Sept. 19, 1971. On Nov. 7, 1975, she married Philip Boyd; he passed away Jan. 7, 1977. Mary was a member of the Bridgeton Baptist Church...
DAVID MICHAEL TZITZ (08/11/06)
David Michael Tzitz, 57, of Brazil passed away in his home of heart failure. He had endured a year-long bout with cancer and was doing well with beating it. He was born March 4, 1947, in Portage, Ind., the son of George and Delores Tzitz. He served in the U.S. ...
H. LAVERNE COOPER (08/07/06)
H. Laverne Cooper, beloved sister and aunt, passed away after a brief illness at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Aug. 4, 2006. Laverne was born March 30, 1928, in Brazil, the eldest of 14 children born to Mason and Frances Cooper who preceded her in death...
PAUL JOSEPH "JOE" LYNCH (08/07/06)
Paul Joseph "Joe" Lynch, II, 31 of Brazil, formerly of Ashboro, died unexpectedly Aug. 4, 2006, from an accident during a fishing trip. He was born March 10, 1975, in Brazil the son of Paul Joseph Lynch and Bonnie Knust Lynch. He graduated from Northview High School, Class of 1993. He was united in marriage with Tara Sisk Lynch on April 22, 2000, in Sevierville, Tenn...
ORLIE M. SUMMERS (08/07/06)
Orlie M. Summers, 87, of Carmel, died Aug. 3, 2006. Orlie was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Carbon, Ind., to Orlie R. and Verna Ethel Snow Summers. They preceded him in death. Orlie served his country in the U.S. Army from June 1942 to November 1945 as a Staff Sergeant with the 79th Division of the 314th Infantry. After returning home he was employed with the Kalamazoo Clay Company Carbon, Shell Oil of Zionsville for 28 years and retired from Taylor Oil of Zionsville, Ind...
ALICE M. MORRIS GREENE (08/04/06)
Alice M. Morris Greene, 75, of Indianapolis, passed away Aug. 1, 2006. She was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Terre Haute and graduated from Indiana State University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Greene. Survivors include a cousin, nieces and nephews...
PAULA ANN POWELL MILNER (08/03/06)
Paula Ann Powell Milner, 43, of Terre Haute, died Monday, July 31, 2006, in St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind. Surviving are her mother, Patricia Baysinger Powell; son, Steve Van Ness; daughters, Melissa Sedletzeck and Dawn McCallister; brother, Philip D. Powell; sister, Penny Batchelor; grandchildren, Brock Pepelea, Kayla Pepelea, Christopher Walker, Kora Van Ness, Alexia Van Ness; several nieces and nephews and a large extended family...
PAULINE ARCHER POSAVAC (08/02/06)
Pauline Archer Posavac, 78 of Brazil, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Mecca, Ind., as the daughter of Homer and Bertha Walton Batchelor. She attended Brazil High School. She married Robert Posavac who has preceded her in death. She worked as a waitress in local restaurants. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles and enjoyed sewing and cooking, especially making noodles as holiday gifts for family and friends...
WILLIAM "BILL" A. OSMAN (08/01/06)
William "Bill" A. Osman, 86, passed away July 30, 2006, at 1:28 a.m. at Clay County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brazil. He was born Oct. 5, 1919, to Alva and Daisy (Hanson) Osman in the town of Picketsville, Champaign County, Ill. Bill was a graduate of Drummer Township High School in Gibson City, Ill., in 1937. ...
RUTH M. SCHARF (08/01/06)
Ruth M. Scharf, 82, of Brazil passed away Sunday morning at Cloverleaf Health Care. She was born on April 15, 1922, in Vigo County to Homer W. Samson and Iva Grace (King) Samson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, Bruce Scharf; one granddaughter, Erica Alexis Scharf; and two very special friends, Ester and Bill Harben...
ROBERT H. LAWSON (08/01/06)
Robert H. Lawson, 77, passed away July 31, 2006 at 10:10 a.m. in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. Born Dec. 12, 1928, in Clay City, he was the son of Herbert Lawson and Bernice Whitmar Lawson. He was a retired district manager with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, prior to this, he was owner of Lawson Distributors Inc...
CORA M. SNYDER (08/01/06)
Cora M. Snyder, 78, of Brazil, passed away July 30, 2006. at Clay County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brazil. Born May 2, 1928, she was the daughter of Carl and Sylvia Stringer Riggs. She graduated from Fontanet High School in 1946. Cora was a member of the Eastern Star. ...
L. ANDREW MCMAINS (08/07/06)
L. Andrew "Andy" McMains, 79 of South Bend, Ind., passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in Memorial Hospital of South Bend. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Fern, Ind., as the son of Alford and Cleo (Rollings) McMains and has lived in South Bend since 1968, coming from Knightsville, Ind...
BILLY RAY HEAD (08/09/06)
Billy Ray Head, age 13, of Carbon passed away Monday Aug. 7, 2006. He was born Nov. 18, 1992, in Springfield, Ill. Bill was fun loving, enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing basketball, riding bicycles, swimming, and spending time with family and friends...
NAOMI P. DITTO (08/11/06)
Naomi P. Ditto, 97, of Sand Springs, Okla., formerly of Coalmont, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Cimerron Pointe Care Center at Mannford, Okla. Born Dec.2, 1908, in Coalmont, she was the daughter of Ira Bare and Anna Wrork Bare. She was a homemaker...
DAWN M. (LONG) LEGGINS (08/11/06)
Dawn M. (Long) Leggins, 34, of Evansville died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2006. She had been a patient at St. Mary's Medical Center for over two weeks but had health problems for the last two years. Evansville has been her home but she grew up and attended school in Jasper, Ind...
DOYNE E. LITTLE SR. (08/10/06)
Doyne E. Little Sr., 70, Indianapolis, formerly of Jasonville, IN passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at 2:49 p.m. at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born Feb. 20, 1936, in Vigo County, IN, he was the son of William Little and Lola Belle Little...
MADONNA R. DANIELS (08/10/06)
Madonna R. Daniels, 85, Brazil, was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Since November, 2003, she had been staying at the Clay Health Center. Born in Carbon on Oct. 10, 1920, her parents were the late Joseph Salitros and Irene Dowell Salitros. She was a 1938 graduate of Van Buren High School...
DOREEN ANDERSON (08/10/06)
Doreen Anderson, 80 of Brazil passed away Aug. 5, 2006, at 6:11 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Clay County the daughter of Clarence H. Metz, Sr. and Bertha Lemay Metz. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1945. ...
MADONNA R. DANIELS (08/09/06)
Madonna R. Daniels, 85, of Brazil died at 2:36 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Lawson-Miller Chapel.
DENNIS L. LATTA (08/09/06)
Dennis L. Latta, 90, of Seelyville passed away on Aug. 8, 2006, at 2:10 a.m. at his residence following a short battle with cancer. Dennis was born at home in Seelyville on Nov. 29, 1915. He would live in this same house except for a short time for the rest of his life. He was the only son of Rose Schlatter Latta and Clifford Latta. Dennis attended Glenn High School and was faithful to the annual Glenn reunions until last year...
ARETHA E. RIGGLE (08/09/06)
Aretha E. Riggle, 90 of Clay City, passed away Aug. 7, 2006, at 7 p.m. at her home. She was born April 28, 1916, in Coal City the daughter of Harley A. Fulk and Elizabeth Bond Fulk. She graduated from Patricksburg High School. Sept. 23, 1939, she married Herschel A. Riggle. They worked together on their family farm. She enjoyed homemaking and her life on the farm. She was a member of the Friendly Open Bible Community Church...
WAYNE H. NUSSEL (08/09/06)
Wayne H. Nussel, 88 of Brazil passed away Aug. 8, 2006, at 7:07 a.m. at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. He was born July 22, 1918, in Clay County the son of William Nussel and Pearl Helton Nussel. On Oct. 18, 1941, he married Marcelene Fogel Nussel. ...
MAROLYN ANN NEES (08/09/06)
Marolyn Ann Nees, 70 of Brazil, passed away Aug. 7, 2006, at 9:06 p.m. at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis following surgery. She was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Brazil, the oldest child of Robert Downing and Louise Virginia Williamson Downing. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1953, and was secretary in the chemistry Department at Rose Hulman for 15 years. Marolyn also had been a legal secretary for Judge Neal, both in his private practice and in the court system...
JEWELL I. NORMAN (08/01/06)
Jewell I. Norman, 90, of Rockville died July 30, 2006, at West Central Community Hospital. She was the daughter of John Ashburn Brewer and Lenore Fern McMaster Brewer. Survivors include two sons, Mervin (Georgia) Norman of Brownsburg, Ind., and Donald W. (Pokye Lee) Norman of Hillsdale, Ind.; two daughters, Wanda O'Donnell of Clinton, Ind., and Janet (Anthony) Eden of Arizona; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren...