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Obituaries from September 2006

CHARLES 'JACK' VANNESS (09/01/06)
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. ...
BETTY J. GIBBENS (09/12/06)
Betty J. Gibbens, 78 of Brazil, passed away Sept. 10, 2006, at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Vigo County the daughter of Thomas Tabor and Helen Cornwell Tabor. She attended Brazil High School. Aug. 9, 1947, she married Gerald Gibbens. ...
SCOTT CRAIG WILLIAMS (09/12/06)
Scott Craig Williams, age 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on March 6, 1969, to Harold R. and Charlene Cole Williams. His father is a former Brazil resident and a 1958 graduate of Brazil High School...
JUANITA M. BARNETT WRIGHT (09/14/06)
Juanita M. Barnett Wright, 72, of Brazil, formerly of West Terre Haute, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. She had been a resident of Maryvale Apartments at St. Mary-of-the- Woods for several years prior. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, at Terre Haute to Raymond Wampler and Cordelia Burns Wampler...
VIRGIL EDGAR WHITTINGTON (09/14/06)
Virgil Edgar Whittington, 88, of Sturgeon, Mo., previously from Brazil and Virginia, Ill., died Sept.12, 2006, at Regional Medical Center, Moberly, Mo. He was born May 23, 1918, in Clay City, the son of John Edgar and Effie Marie Hoffman Whittington...
JUNE L. BAUERS (09/15/06)
June L. Bauers, 83, of Terre Haute passed away Wednesday afternoon at Southwood Health and Rehab Center in Terre Haute. She was born on June 1, 1923, in Vigo County to Charles Kneuver and Mildred (Stough) Kneuver. She was a member of Eagles Lodge 291, and the FOP Lodge 85...
LEE ALFRED HOFMANN (09/18/06)
Lee Alfred Hofmann, 90 of Brazil died Sept. 14, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. at his residence. He was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Clay County, the son of Henry and Ellen Howald Hofmann. Lee married Alice Bernhardt Hofmann on Nov. 16, 1938, who survives. They have been married 67 years...
JOHN CRAFTON (09/18/06)
John Crafton, 55, of Brazil, passed away at 9:49 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County, Feb. 9, 1951, to Vern and Dora Hapenny Crafton. John graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1970 and attended Indiana State University and Ivy Tech College. ...
LENORA LEE ACREE KEARSCHNER (09/18/06)
Lenora Lee Acree Kearschner, 79 of Brazil passed away Sept. 15, 2006, at Union Hospital at 7:43 a.m. She was born May 21, 1927, in Clay County the daughter of Walter Maurey, Sr. and Bessie Fisher Maurey. She was a graduate of Brazil High School, Class of 1945. Soon after graduation she married William Acree. He preceded her in death in 1989...
ROY EVERETT STEWART (09/18/06)
Roy Everett Stewart, 88, of Brazil died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Clay Health Center in Brazil. He was born Aug. 1, 1918, in Seelyville, Ind., as the son of Marvie O. and Edna Walton Wilson. Following high school he entered military service with the U.S. Army and served in Europe during World War II where he suffered injury during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He married Mildred Irene McCall in Terre Haute on March 27, 1937...
PEGGY MCPHERSON (09/25/06)
Peggy McPherson passed away at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was 93 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duncan, and a son-in-law, Herb Cooper. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Arlene and John Tribble of Brazil; Donna Cooper of Winnipeg; and William and Luella McPherson of Ashern, Manitoba, Canada...
BETTY JOAN HEATON (09/25/06)
Betty Joan Heaton, 71, of Cory, passed away, Sept. 23, 2006, following an extended illness. She was born in Clay County, Oct. 6, 1934, to Carl and Kathryn Haney Sparks. She graduated from Cory High School in 1952. Betty married Forrest Heaton June 28, 1953. She served as the Township Assessor for several years. She was active in the Cory Zion Church, Order of Eastern Star, Riley Chapter 22, and the Cory Zion Church Ladies Aid...
KEERA WINTER SNODDY (09/25/06)
Keera Winter Snoddy, 3-month-old daughter of Wade Alan Snoddy and Jennifer Rebecca Brown Snoddy, died at 7:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Union Hospital in Terre Haute on June 16, 2006...
CLEM LEMAY (09/25/06)
Clem LeMay, 61, of Brazil passed away September 23, 2006, at his residence. He was born April 13, 1945 in Clay County the son of Clem LeMay and Frances Batchlelor LeMay. His father died when he was a young child and he was raised by his mother and Clifford LeMay...
RUTH ELLEN KAHLER FERRIS JOY (09/25/06)
Ruth Ellen Kahler Ferris Joy, 71, of Poland passed away Sept. 21, 2006, at 11:57 p.m. at her residence following an extended illness. She was born June 15, 1935, to Forrest and Fern Clark Kahler. Ruth graduated from Nappanee High School and attended Purdue University. ...
KAREN K. KEISER (09/26/06)
Karen K. Keiser, 62, of Clay City passed away unexpectedly Sept. 25, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following heart surgery. She was born July 3, 1944, in Clay County the daughter of James Tiefel and Thelma Ell Tiefel. She graduated from Clay City High School. She was had worked as a teller at First Financial Bank for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Clay City VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife, mom, and grandma and was known affectionately as "Grandma Willie"...
DOLORES RUTH DECAMP PIERCE (09/28/06)
Dolores Ruth DeCamp Pierce, 69 of Brazil passed away Sept. 26, 2006, at 10:04 p.m. at West Central Community Hospital. She had recently been a resident at Lee Allen Bryant Nursing Home. She was born June 28, 1937, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the daughter of John Alexander Hamilton and Sarah Dessell Rose Hamilton. She was a kitchen worker at Pizza Hut. In the past she had been a home healthcare worker for the elderly. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for many years...
JIMMY 'ROBBY' ROBINSON (09/11/06)
Jimmy "Robby" Curtis Robinson, "has slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God". He left this world on Sept. 8, 2006. He came into this world April 11, 1937, in Sullivan, Ind., the son of Archie Paul Robinson and Margaret Curtis Robinson. ...
GEORGE R. FOX (09/11/06)
George R. Fox, 84 of Reelsville, passed away at his residence Friday morning Sept. 8, 2006, following a battle with cancer. He was born April 30, 1922, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Joseph and Stella Roden Fox. Mr. Fox farmed in the Reelsville area for many years; however, his passions were fishing and spending time with his family...
LESLIE ANN HENDRICKS RUFF (09/05/06)
Leslie Ann Hendricks Ruff, 41, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in the University of Tennessee Medical center following a battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 26, 1965, in Whittier, Calif. She came to Indiana in 1973 where she stayed until after she graduated in 1984 from Brazil High School. Leslie then moved back to California, where she met her husband, Rick. They then moved to Tennessee where they made their home...
MARK RANDALL FLYNN (09/05/06)
Mark Randall Flynn, 45, of Ireland, Ind., died at 9:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Greene County on July 15, 1961, to Roy Junior Flynn and Beverly (Swanson) Flynn. He married Irma Wessel, Oct. 7, 1989, in Jasper, Ind...
EVELYN A. DAVIS (09/05/06)
Evelyn A. Davis, 84, of Brazil, died suddenly Aug. 30, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. Born June 17, 1922, in West Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Harold E. Baker and Gretchen M. (Swindle) Baker. She was a homemaker and member of the Clay City Home Ec. Club, Clay City Senior Citizens and the Terre Haute German Oberlanders Club...
REVEL G. HALE (09/05/06)
Revel G. Hale, 77, of Coal City, passed away at his son's residence in Clay City at 5:10 a.m. Sept. 2, 2006. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Tompkinsville, Ky., to Johnnie and Mattie Thurman Hale. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked as a steel worker for Diamond Chain in Indianapolis retiring in the mid-1980s. Sept. 30, 1952, Revel married Natalie Runyon Hale, she preceded him in death...
JACK LEE STEUERWALD (09/05/06)
Jack Lee Steuerwald, 74 of Brazil died at 12:48 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Ind. He was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Clay County, Ind., as the son of Hallie Audrey Steuerwald. He graduated from Clay City High School with the Class of 1950. ...
ERRETT W. MILLER (09/06/06)
Errett W. Miller, 43 of Staunton, who died Sept. 4, 2006, was killed in the line of duty while on a fire department response for the Posey Township Volunteeer Fire Department. He was born Sept. 9, 1962, in Vigo County, the son of Jerry Miller and Gloria DeSmith Miller. He was raised in Staunton and he graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1980. July 3, 1982 he married Jacquelyn Lawrence, she survives...
EZRA V. MCMAINS (09/06/06)
Ezra V. McMains, 81, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday at his residence. Born Jan. 29, 1925, in Greencastle, he was the son of Alfred E. McMains and Olive Cleo Rollings. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He was a World War II Army Air Force Veteran and also served in the Korean Conflict...
BETTY JANE CROSBY (09/06/06)
BETTY JANE CROSBY Betty Jane Crosby, 81 of Brazil, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Sept. 4, 2006, at 1:20 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born June 6, 1925, in Logansport, the daughter of George and Esther Packard Fulton. She attended Gerstmeyer High School. Aug. 29, 1942, she married Frederick William "Bill" Crosby, Jr. He preceded her in death in February 1963...
RAYMOND L. GARRARD SR. (09/07/06)
Raymond L. Garrard, Sr., 71 of Brazil, formerly of Parke County, passed away 12:20 a.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Robinson, Ill., the son of Alfred and Alice Stephens Garrard. He graduated from high school in Robinson...
STEVE BLACKWELL (09/07/06)
Steve Blackwell, 58, of Harbour Heights passed away Sept. 4, 2006. He was born April 18, 1948, in Lebanon, Ind., the son of Robert E. and Bette (Fulwider) Blackwell. Steve moved to Punta Gorda from Indiana in 1972. He was proud to be an English teacher, wrestling coach and, later, a media specialist at Charlotte High School for over 34 years. ...
WALTER TREASH (09/07/06)
Walter Treash, 86, of Imlay City, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, after an extended illness at St. John's-Macomb Hospital in Warren, Mich. Walter was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Pontiac, Ill., the son of George and Lou Ella (Neal) Treash. He grew up in Brazil, Ind.; he had lived in Michigan since 1944; he had lived in the Imlay City for the last 26 years. ...
CLARENCE E. SAMS (09/08/06)
Clarence E. Sams, born April 12, 1924, entered into heaven Sept. 2, 2006. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Hallmark); dearest father of Sydney Greer and husband, Sam, James Sams and wife, Martha; grandfather of Monica, Allison, Nicole and Chris; great-grandfather of Ian...
MARILYN 'SUE' ZWERNER (09/08/06)
Marilyn "Sue" Zwerner, 67 of Terre Haute died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Union Hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1938, in Terre Haute as the daughter of Wilford and Josephine Petroff Shaw. She was a graduate of Garfield High School. Following high school she worked as the financial controller at a Holiday Inn hotel. She enjoyed bowling and was past president of the Women's Bowling Association...
THELMA B. LIECHTY (09/08/06)
Thelma B. Liechty, 97 of Clay City passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at 10:32 a.m. at the Mill Pond Healthcare Campus. She had resided there for only 4 weeks. She was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Clay County the daughter of John Weatherwax and Clara Krieble Weatherwax. She graduated from Clay City High School, Class of 1927. Dec. 23, 1927 she married Marco I. Liechty...
ERNEST C. RUSH SR. (09/08/06)
Ernest C. Rush Sr., age 77, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 3:53 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following two weeks of ill health. Ernest was born Dec.18, 1928, in May, Okla. He moved to Joplin in 1962 where he had resided until moving to Springfield a year ago to live with his son. ...
Lois Hughbanks (09/11/06)
Lois Hughbanks, 92, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil died Sept. 6, 2006, at Forest Creek Village. She was born May 5, 1914, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles Kaelber and Rosa Brock Kaelber. She was married to C. Odell Hughbanks, he preceded her in death...
THOMAS L. MOORE (09/29/06)
Thomas L. Moore, 76, of Brazil died unexpectedly September 28, 2006, at 12:54 a.m. at his residence. He was born March 14, 1930, in Brazil, the son of Arthur Moore and Mayme Rogers Moore. As a young man he joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater...