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Obituaries from July 2007

Earl T. Reeves (07/31/07)
Earl T. Reeves, 79, Pittsboro, formerly of Brazil, died July 30, 2007. He had worked in maintenance for Sun Oil for 27 years and then owned and operated D&E_Maintenance, retiring in 1991. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include wife Patricia Cagle Reeves; daughter Diana Dunigan and husband Walter; son Dennis Reeves and wife Eloise; sisters Dora Alsip and Jean Evans and husband Jack; grandchildren Brittney Goodwin, Joanna Reeves and Richard Reeves...
Samuel R. Phegley Sr. (07/31/07)
Samuel R. Phegley Sr., 51, Brazil, died at 11 a.m., July 28, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had battled cancer for the past year. Born Dec. 1, 1955, in Brazil, he was the son of Carl E. and Vera Lucille Cox Phegley. He served in the U.S. Army from 1975 through 1983...
Larry E. Maurer (07/31/07)
Larry E. Maurer, 65, Center Point, died July 30, 2007, at 3:50 a.m. at his residence. Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Clay County, he was the son of Cecil and Della Gertrude Mong Maurer. He attended Ashboro High School until it closed in 1959. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1960...
Ernestine C. (Petit) Dragon (07/31/07)
Ernestine C. (Petit) Dragon, 71, Terre Haute, died at 10:55 a.m., Saturday at Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 16, 1935, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of George E. and A. Ruth Jones Petit. She was a member of the World Gospel Church and a volunteer for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley...
Marjorie Belle Chadwick Birt (07/31/07)
Marjorie Belle Chadwick Birt, 85, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Sunday, July 29, 2007. Born Sept. 11, 1921, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Ira Clayton and Anna Belle Stanton Chadwick. She was a 1938 graduate of Brazil High School and had worked at Kidd Insurance Agency in Brazil...
Betty L. Jenkins (07/27/07)
Betty L. Jenkins, 74, Terre Haute, formerly of Cory, died Thursday at her residence. Botn May 20, 1933, in Cory, she was the daughter of Arvus and Georgia Carlisle. She retired from Thompson Family Dining after 23 years of service. She married John Jenkins Sr. on Sept. 8, 1951. He survives...
Juanita "Dee Dee"K. Glenn (07/27/07)
Juanita "Dee Dee"_K. Glenn, 83, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Mill Pond Health Care Facility, Greencastle. Born Sept. 19, 1923, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Ray and Lillian (Hibbs)_Holland. She married Virgil "Pinkey"_Glenn and, from time to time, worked as a cook and maintenance for the Clay County School Corporation, however, most of her time was spent at home caring for her family...
Phyllis June McAllister (07/26/07)
Phyllis June McAllister, 82, Brazil, formerly of Celine, Tenn., died in her home at 9:45 p.m., July 24, 2007. Born Oct. 4, 1924, in Westfield, Penn., she was the daughter of Floyd Nickerson and Louisa Nunn Nickerson. She worked for many years for Days Inn and Denny's restaurants, serving as hostess for many of their locations. She retired in 1992...
Doris Marie Johnson (07/26/07)
Doris Marie Johnson, 86, Evansville, formerly of Brazil, died at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Tuesday, July 24, 2007, following a brief illness. Born Jan. 5, 1921, in Knightsville, she was the daughter of Ross and Emma Stephens James. She graduated from Van Buren High School...
Harriet Ellen Hicks (07/26/07)
Harriet Ellen Hicks, 86, Brazil, died at 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1921, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Harvey E. and Ethel Maude King Hicks. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1939, she attended Indiana State Teacher's College (ISU), graduating in 1943. ...
Henry Harold Gibbens (07/26/07)
Henry Harold Gibbens, 80, Crawfordsville, died at 9:05 p.m., Monday, in the Lane House where he had resided for the past two years. Born March 23, 1927, in Ashboro, he was the son of Henry and Dollie Brown Gibbens. He attended high school in Brazil and then served in the United States Army for two years. After serving in the Army, he was a truck driver before moving to Crawfordsville...
Loretta Mae Strohl (07/25/07)
Loretta Mae Strohl, 88, Brazil, died July 23, 2007, at her residence. Born Dec. 16, 1918, in Van Buren Township, Clay County, she was the daughter of Elza and Virgie Butler Schlatter. She married William H. "Bud" Strohl on Dec. 16, 1939, in Terre Haute...
Richard William "Bill" Hood (07/25/07)
Richard William "Bill" Hood, 73, Brazil, died at 6:52 p.m., July 23, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a brief illness. Born Nov. 29, 1933, he was the son of James L. and Wilma Doan Hood. He was a 1950 graduate of Van Buren High School. He served in Germany with the United States Army...
Harriet Ellen Hicks (07/25/07)
Harriet Ellen Hicks, 86, Brazil, died at 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information...
Ruth L. (Waugh) Short Bedwell (07/25/07)
Ruth L. (Waugh) Short Bedwell, 93, of Clay County, died at 9:55 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2007, at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville, following an extended illness. Born July 6, 1914, in West Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Hugh and Florence E. (Lankford) Waugh...
Edwin Russell Walker (07/24/07)
Edwin Russell Walker, Brazil, died after a long illness with cancer on Monday, July 16, 2007. Born May 6, 1928, in Petersburg, Penn., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family located to Brazil in 1943. Ed graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1946. ...
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk (07/24/07)
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk, 89, Clay City, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2007, in the Holly Hill Healthcare facility. Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles and Effie Ellis Horton. She was a homemaker and member of the New Hope Baptist Church...
Richard William Hood (07/24/07)
Richard William Hood, 73, Brazil, died at 6:52 p.m., July 23, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Hannah B. Green (07/24/07)
Hannah B. Green, 87, Brazil, died at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2007, at the Clay County Health Center. Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Amos and Sarah Jones Martin. She attended the EUB Church in Carbon and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. post No. 1127. She enjoyed bingo and spending time with her family...
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk (07/23/07)
Thelma Juanita Neda Horton Shonk, 89, Clay City, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2007, in the Holly Hill Healthcare facility. Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles and Effie Ellis Harris. She was a homemaker and member of the New Hope Baptist Church...
Hannah B. Green (07/23/07)
Hannah B. Green, 87, of Brazil, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 1:10 PM at the Clay County Health Center. She was born February 29, 1920 in Clay County the daughter of Amos and Sarah Jones Martin. She attended the EUB Church in Carbon and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1127. She enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family...
Max L. Hartman (07/20/07)
Max L. Hartman, 88, Rosedale, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Vermillion Convalescent and Rehabilition Center. He was the son of Marvin Hartman and Myrtle R. Wood Hartman. He is survived by his wife Lilly Mahoney Wright Hartman, son Mark E. Hartman and wife Janice, Rosedale; and daughter Cheri Pharris and husband Lonnie, Terre Haute...
Catherine L. Thomas (07/20/07)
Catherine L. Thomas, 85, died July 6, 2007, at the Sylvia's Hospice House. She was born in Terre Haute and moved to Silver Springs, Fla., in 1987, from Brazil. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid sports fan...
Gerald McIntire (07/20/07)
Gerald McIntire, 78, Brazil, died at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Born April 18, 1929, in Knightsville, he was the son of Samuel and Mildred Mogan McIntire. He worked as a railroader for 47 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Eagles No. 274, Brazil...
Katherine Mae French (07/20/07)
Katherine Mae French, 90, Brazil, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 19, 1916, in Great Falls, Mont., to Charles Augustus McAllister and Evelyn McFarland McAllister. The family relocated in Putnam County in Reelsville in 1920. She attended Reelsville School...
Edwin Russell Walker (07/19/07)
Edwin Russell Walker of Brazil passed away after a long illness with cancer on Monday, July 16, 2007. Born May 6, 1928, in Petersburg, Penn., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family located in Brazil in 1943. Ed graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1946. After serving in the U.S. Army of occupation in Korea, he returned to Brazil and was employed by Walter Evans at Old Glory Flag and Decorating Company...
Marylin Jean Todd (07/19/07)
Marylin Jean Todd, 83, Brazil, died at 9:41 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Born Marylin Jean Gray on June 30, 1924, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of Jesse James and Anna May Jenkins Grey. A graduate of Ladoga High School, she married Homer Todd, who preceded her in death...
Katherine M. French (07/19/07)
Katherine M. French, 90, Brazil, died at 9:45 p.m., Wednesday, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Edwin Russell Walker (07/18/07)
Edwin Russell Walker of Brazil passed away after a long illness with cancer on Monday, July 16, 2007. Born May 6, 1928, in Petersburg, Penn., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family located in Brazil in 1943. Ed graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1946. After serving in the U.S. Army of occupation in Korea, he returned to Brazil and was employed by Walter Evans at Old Glory Flag and Decorating Company...
William "Bill" Pershing Black (07/18/07)
William "Bill" Pershing Black, 58, loving husband of Connie Diane Schopmeyer Black, died suddenly and unexpectedly July 14, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C. Born on Aug. 13, 1948, in North Vernon, he was the son of Lavonne and Howard Black...
Janet Lee Striegel (07/17/07)
Janet Lee Striegel, 58, rural Danvers, Ill., died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Born March 9, 1949, in Palestine, Ill., she was the daughter of Virgil and Stella Pearl Seigler White. She worked for 12 years for Eurest Dining Services. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Bloomington, Ill., and a former member of Annunciation Church, Brazil. She was also a member of NFNC and Naturist Life International...
Ruby K. Cornwell (07/17/07)
Ruby K. Cornwell, 91, Brazil, died at 7:10 a.m. Monday at Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. Born April 24, 1916 in Clay County, she was the daughter of Luther E. and Mary Molly A. (Yant) Hadley. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. She was a life-long member of the Fairview Christian Church...
Ralph E. Thompson (07/16/07)
Ralph E. Thompson, 77, Brazil, died Sunday at 6 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1929, in St. Joe County in South Bend, he was the son of John and Henrietta (Fuller) Thompson. He graduated from Washington Clay High School in South Bend and then joined the Navy...
James L. Troxel (07/16/07)
James L. Troxel, 59, Brazil, formerly of Marshall, Ill., died Friday at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was employed at AET Films in Terre Haute for the past six years and had previously been employed at Commercial Solvents in Terre Haute for 34 years...
Matthew Keller (07/16/07)
Matthew Keller, 22, Montezuma, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was the son of Kendra Kipp and Charles Keller. Survivors include his parents, brothers Daniel and J.R. Keller, and sister Madison Kipp. Services took place at noon today at Independent Baptist Church, Montezuma. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Montezuma...
Inez N. Woods Giddens (07/16/07)
Inez N. Woods Giddens, 95, Spencer, died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Owen Valley Health Campus. Born Jan. 1, 1912, in Bowling Green, she was the daughter of Wilmer and Laura Thomas Woods. She had worked as a waitress and then later as a Green Thumb Worker and was a member of the Spencer V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary...
Jake Allen Collier (07/16/07)
Infant Jake Allen Collier, Gosport, died Saturday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born July 14, 2007, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Ray Allen Collier Jr. and Beth (Guyer) Collier. Survivors include his parents, sisters Katelyn Collier and Emily Collier, Gosport; paternal grandparents Ray A. ...
Virginia M. Coffman (07/16/07)
Virginia M. Coffman, 74, Greencastle, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital. Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Albert and Almira Kean. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rods and Relics Car Club as well as an avid motorcycle rider...
Curtis Raymond Rollings (07/13/07)
Curtis Raymond Rollings, 82, rural Brazil, died at 10:30 a.m., July 11, 2007, at his residence. Born March 7, 1925, in Clay County, he was the son of Ben and Myra (Whittington) Rollings. He married Barbara Ann Rollings on Aug. 7, 1948 in Brazil. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2004...
Ruth L. Peebles (07/13/07)
Ruth L. Peebles, 79, Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord late Tuesday evening at Meadows Manor North in Terre Haute. She was born on Nov. 17, 1928, in Chicago, as the daughter of Frank Mann and Edith Wellington. She loved to crotchet, listen to old-time music, ceramics, and she loved her Bible. She worked as a 24-hour child abuse care assistant for the Welfare office in her earlier years...
Dale Gordon Butler (07/13/07)
Dale Gordon Butler, 71, formerly of Brazil and Ponchatoula, La., died Thursday, July 5, 2007, in Hudson, Fla. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Summit Lawn Cemetery with Rev. William Price officiating. Visitation will be at the cemetery from 1:30 p.m. until time of service...
Violet K. Wells Nolte (07/12/07)
Violet K. Wells Nolte, 85, Brazil, died at 6 a.m., July 11, 2007, in her daughter's home. Born March 28, 1922, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Joseph W. Grogan and Mary (Young) Grogan. She graduated in 1940 from Brazil High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Donald Gene Girton (07/12/07)
Donald Gene Girton, 81, Brazil, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Clay County Healthcare Center, Brazil. Visitation has been scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 14, at Moore Funeral Home. A memorial service with Military Honors will be conducted at noon with Rev. Tony Alstott officiating...
Owen 'Dutch' Akers (07/12/07)
Owen "Dutch" Akers, 85, Rockville, died Thursday at Heritage House of Clinton. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gladys (Woodall) Akers, son James Akers and wife Star, Columbia City, and daughter Janet Crooks and husband Allen, Jackson Hole, Wyo...
Nancy Ann Dickison (07/11/07)
Nancy Ann Dickison, 49, Brazil, died at 3:34 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at her residence. Born July 2, 1958, in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of Larry and Margaret (Gullifor) Dickison. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She had been employed as a medical transcriptionist and as a Registrar/Office Manager at the Boy Scout office in Terre Haute...
Dale Gordon Butler (07/11/07)
Dale Gordon Butler, 71, formerly of Brazil and Ponchatoula, La., died Thursday, July 5, 2007, in Hudson, Fla., where he was undergoing treatment for cancer. From the age of 20, he was involved in the car business. He worked in his profession until becoming ill this past September...
Nancy Ann Dickison (07/10/07)
Nancy Ann Dickison, 49, Brazil, died at 3:34 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.
Nancy Elaine White (07/09/07)
Nancy Elaine White Nancy Elaine White, 53, Brazil, died at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville. She was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Greencastle. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Brazil and was a member and past president of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority Alpha Omega Chapter...
Glenn Conrad Robertson (07/09/07)
Glenn Conrad Robertson Glenn Conrad Robertson, 93, Brazil, died at 5:48 p.m. Friday, July 6, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born April 17, 1914, in Cory, he was the son of Hugh and Milbery (Thomas) Robertson. A graduate of Cory High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Martha Bryan Ferris (07/09/07)
Martha Bryan Ferris Martha Bryan Ferris, 74, Brazil, died July 4, at 9:01 p.m. at Union Hospital. Born July 19, 1932, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of William Calvin Bryan and Blanche Belle Tilly Bryan. She was a homemaker and loving mother to two sons...
Patricia "Pat" Winters Compton Fugate (07/06/07)
Patricia "Pat" Winters Compton Fugate, 70, Terre Haute, died Wednesday at Union Hospital. Born in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of David T. and Mary E. (Bergman) Winters. She worked at the Columbia House tape plant for 20 years, before retiring from there and working for 15 years in the Custodial department at Indiana State University...
James Edward Lawson (07/06/07)
James Edward Lawson, 84, Sullivan, formerly of Rosedale, died at his residence Sunday. He was the son of Frank and Mary (Clark) Lawson. Survivors include his wife Lilly Lawson; step-sons Ron Moreland and Joe Moreland; step-daughter Donna Cornetto; and brother Bob Lawson...
Donald Gene Girton (07/06/07)
Donald Gene Girton, 81, Brazil, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Clay County Healthcare Center in Brazil after a very difficult and extensive illness. He was lovingly cared for at Earle's Village at Clay Health Center. He will be greatly missed by all of the staff and care-givers...
Donald E. 'Gene' Jones (07/05/07)
Donald E. "Gene" Jones, 78, Coal City, died Tuesday at the Waters of Greencastle. Born Aug. 15, 1928 in Lena, he was the son of John and Blanche (Morlan) Jones. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48. He worked in the brick factory, as a janitor, mowing yards and as a grave digger since 1974...
Donald Gene Girton (07/05/07)
Donald Gene Girton, 81, Brazil, died Tuesday at Clay County Healthcare Center, Brazil, after an extensive illness. He was cared for at Earle's Village at Clay Health Center. Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Brazil, he was the son of Bill and Clara (Hoopingarner) Girton...
Iris (Griffith) Goble Meyer Stevenson Dickey (07/05/07)
Iris (Griffith) Goble Meyer Stevenson Dickey, 80, Clay City, died Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Born Jan. 25, 1927 in Lewis Township, she was the daughter of Cale Griffith Sr. and Odra (Burger) Griffith. A graduate of Coalmont High School, she was a homemaker. She had worked as a school cook at Coalmont and Clay City, and in the housekeeping department at Union Hospital. She had resided with her family in Terre Haute from 1977-87, before returning to Clay City...
James Edward Lawson (07/03/07)
James Edward Lawson, 84, Sullivan, formerly of Rosedale, died Sunday at his residence. He was the son of Frank and Mark (Clark) Lawson. Survivors include his wife Lilly Lawson; step-sons Ron Moreland and Joe Moreland; step-daughter Donna Cornetto; and brother Bob Lawson...
Donald G. Girton (07/03/07)
Donald G. Girton, 81, Brazil died Tuesday at Clay County Healthcare Center. Arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home.