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Obituaries from September 2007

Frances Marian Murphy (09/28/07)
Frances Marian Murphy, 84, Brazil, passed away Sept. 27, 2007, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Marian was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Clay County to Ruth and Vestal Hadley. She was a member of the American Legion, OES, Eagles, Red Hat Society and 3C's. She also enjoyed bingo, music, and dancing...
Patricia "Pat"?Elaine?Jefferies (09/28/07)
Patricia "Pat" Elaine Jefferies, 65, Center Point, passed away Sept. 26, 2007, at 6:34 p.m. surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held Saturday (today) at Lawson-Miller Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Center Point Cemetery...
Patricia "Pat" Elaine Jefferies (09/28/07)
Patricia "Pat" Elaine Jefferies, 65, Center Point passed away Sept. 26, 2007, at 6:34 p.m. surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1942, in Warsaw, Ind., the daughter of Max Davis and Irene Shivley Davis. She graduated from Claypool High School...
Pauline Joyce Evans (09/28/07)
Pauline Joyce Evans, 93, Camby, died Sept. 21, 2007. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.
Marion Francis Murphy (09/28/07)
Marion Francis Murphy, 84, Brazil, passed away on Sept. 27, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, at French Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services...
Pauline Joyce Evans (09/27/07)
Pauline Joyce Evans, 93, Camby, died Sept. 21, 2007. Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Bartholomew County, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Maude (Frakes) Simcox. She worked as a clerk for the U.S. Census for eight years. She married Louis A. Evans. He survives...
Betsy Jayne Buck-Calderhead (09/27/07)
Betsy Jayne Buck-Calderhead, 45, Brazil, passed away on Sept. 23, 2007, at her residence. Born March 5, 1962, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Jerry and Susie Buck. She attended Brazil High School and graduated in 1981. She also attended Indiana State University, Middle Tennessee University and was currently enrolled at Ivy Tech...
Betsy Calderhead (09/26/07)
Betsy Calderhead, 45, Brazil, passed away at her residence Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Obituaries (09/25/07)
Larry D. Morlan Larry D. Morlan, 64, Clinton, formerly of Clay County passed away Sept. 21, 2007 at Heritage House Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. Services will be held Tuesday (today) at 3:30 p.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton...
Obituaries (09/24/07)
åDuane E. Kowitz Duane E. Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Monday (today), Sept. 24, at 11:00 a.m. at French Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Pippin officiating...
Duane E. Kowitz (09/21/07)
Duane E. Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a long illness. He was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Elmore C. Kowitz and Erna E. Behling Kowitz. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Bonnie J. Modesitt. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2001...
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown (09/21/07)
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown, 73, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 14, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., he was the son of Lendon and Rosie Mae "tyke" Elsie Brown. He worked at Amax Coal Chinook Mine and Bicknell Minerals as Garage Supervisor. Later, he owned and operated Brownies Garage in Brazil. Most recently, he operated LMB Enterprises, performing contract work for Great Dane...
Michelle "Bertha" Price (09/21/07)
Michelle "Bertha" Price, 49 Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery...
Robert L. Hein (09/21/07)
Robert L. Hein, 82, Brazil, passed away Sept. 21, 2007, at his home. He was born June 9, 1925, in Star City, Ind., to Lee Hein and Goldia B. Malott Hein. He attended Crown Point High School graduating in 1943. He received degrees from Indiana Business College and American Institute of Banking. He had an accounting license in Indiana and a real estate license in Indiana & Illinois. He was self-employed for 55 years. He was also an elected official from 1962-1974...
James Dean Brown (09/21/07)
James Dean Brown, 71, Center Point, passed away Sept. 19, 2007, at Union Hospital following a heart attack. Service will be at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Nathan Couch officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. To light a candle in his memory visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com...
Duane Kowitz (09/21/07)
Duane Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home.
Michelle "Bertha" Price (09/21/07)
Michelle "Bertha" Price, 49 Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 11, 1958, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Harry and Virginia Kauffman Price. She was employed at Lear Corporation in Greencastle. She had attended Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil...
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown (09/21/07)
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown, 73, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 14, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., he was the son of Lendon and Rosie Mae "Tyke" Elsie Brown. He worked at Amax Coal Chinook Mine and Bicknell Minerals as Garage Supervisor. Later, he owned and operated Brownies Garage in Brazil. Most recently, he operated LMB Enterprises, performing contract work for Great Dane...
James Dean Brown (09/20/07)
James Dean Brown, 71, Center Point, passed away Sept., 19, 2007, at Union Hospital following a heart attack. He was born Jan. 19, 1936, in Clay County, to Hovey and Ruth (Dressler) Brown. James graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1954 and married Linda Mace Aug. ...
Rosella Anne Haltom McPike (09/19/07)
Rosella Anne Haltom McPike, 76, Rosedale, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute. Services will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Friendly Grove Baptist Church, 8576 S. 75 W, Rosedale. Private burial will take place Ciane Brunot Cemetery...
Mary Evitts Knust (09/18/07)
Mary Evitts Knust, 73, Terre Haute, formerly of Clay County, died at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Terre Haute. Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home with Elder Curtis Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Van Cleve Cemetery...
Perry E. Paxton (09/18/07)
Perry E. Paxton, 76, Darlington, Ind., died at 11:15 p.m., Friday, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, with Rev. Vernon Dowell officiation. Visitation is 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Hunt and Son Funeral Home...
Jeffrey Scott Norris (09/18/07)
Jeffrey Scott Norris, 32, Brazil, died Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2007, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Graveside funeral services will be conducted by Moore Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information...
Rosella Anne Haltom McPike (09/18/07)
Rosella Anne Haltom McPike, 76, Rosedale, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Meadows Manor North, Terre Haute. She was the daughter of John Haltom and Estella M. Randall Haltom. Survivors include one daughter, Donnella Crane and husband Stephen, Rosedale; one son, Pastor Randall "Randy" McPike and wife Marsha, Rosedale; two grandsons, two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren...
Arnold Houser Sr. (09/18/07)
Arnold Houser, Sr. of Brazil, passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m., at Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Terre Haute, to Clarence and Mary Houser. He worked for Bemis in Terre Haute and retired in 1990. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary, two sons, Donald and Arnold Houser, Jr., two sisters, Elizabeth and Beulah, son-in-law Larry Wallace, and two grandsons...
Perry E. Paxton (09/17/07)
Perry E. Paxton, 76, Darlington, Ind., died at 11:15 p.m., Friday, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Aug. 21, 1931, in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Anson Paxton and Mary (Hill) Paxton. He was retired from Mid States Wire after 27 years...
Mary Evitts Knust (09/17/07)
Mary Evitts Knust, 73, Terre Haute, formerly of Clay County, died at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Terre Haute. Born May 9, 1934, in Beech Creek, Ky., she was the daughter of Ervin and Lillian Pentecost Evitts. She married Kenny K. Knust on November 7, 1956, in Terre Haute. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2005...
Jeffrey Scott Norris (09/17/07)
Jeffrey Scott Norris, 32, Brazil, died Sunday morning, Sept. 16, 2007, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Dec. 4, 1974, in Brazil, he was the son of Richard and Rosetta Morlan Norris. He was married to Ashley Nicole Winn who survives him. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Richard Dale Norris; and his grandparents...
Arnold Houser Sr. (09/17/07)
Arnold Houser Sr., 79, Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Clarence and Mary Houser. He worked for Bemis in Terre Haute and retired in 1990...
Kenneth R. Barron (09/17/07)
Kenneth R. Barron, 67, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil and Clay City, died Sept. 14, 2007, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. Born May 25, 1940, in Clay County, he was the son of Charles and Flonnie Lay Barron. In the past, he had worked at the Pillsbury Plant in Seelyvile and had last worked as a production worker for Chrysler in Indianapolis, retiring in 1979, due to a decline in health...
Rebecca Lanham (09/14/07)
Rebecca Lanham, 66, Carbon, passed away at her residence at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 13, 2007, following a battle with cancer. Services will be at Lawson Miller Chapel Saturday (today) at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday (today) from 1 p.m. until time of services...
Rebecca Lanham (09/14/07)
Rebecca Lanham, 66, Carbon, passed away at her residence at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 13, 2007, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit Mich., Aug. 12, 1941, to Oscar and Eva Stonebreaker Liston. She worked at the Clay County Health Center and part-time for Kroger. After leaving the health center in 1978 she began working full-time for Kroger as a cake decorator retiring in August of 2006...
Daniel Ray Joseph Jr. (09/14/07)
Daniel Ray Joseph Jr., infant son of Daniel Ray Joseph and Ethel Carol Wilder Joseph, was stillborn Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Brazil; grandparents June and Bill Wilder and Bobby Merkie Joseph; great-grandparents Bertha Young, Mavie Lewis and Mossie Charles; aunts and uncles James Wombles, Billy Wilder, Michael Wilder, Bobby Wilder, Travis Wilder, Timothy Joseph and Victoria Joseph; several cousins, including special cousin, Carla Prather; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Patrick D. Carter (09/14/07)
Patrick D. Carter, 55, Brazil, died at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at his residence. Services will take place at 11 a.m. CST, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, with Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Knox County...
Norman E. "Skeet" Taylor Sr. (09/12/07)
Norman E. "Skeet" Taylor Sr., 56, Saline City, died at Bloomington Hospital shortly after 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, following a heart attack. Born May 17, 1951, in Lancaster, Penn., he was the son of Lyman Charles Taylor Sr. and Edna Lucille Whitmer Taylor...
Mary Olive Hutcheson (09/12/07)
Mary Olive Hutcheson, 97, Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Greencastle, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007. Born April 2, 1910, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles Washington and Mary Franklin Hamilton. She married Claude Hutcheson in Seelyville, on Dec. 25, 1928. He preceded her in death in 1977...
Lenora Marie Price Lutes (09/12/07)
Lenora Marie Price Lutes, 83, Staunton, died at 2:47 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at her residence. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at French Funeral Home with visitation set for 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery...
Lenora Marie Price Lutes (09/11/07)
Lenora Marie Price Lutes, 83, Staunton, died at 2:47 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in her residence. She was born May 21, 1924 in Midland, to Ottie and Ethel Louise Goins Price. On Oct. 25, 1945, she married Earl Lutes. She had worked in the returns department at CBS for 31 years retiring in 1988...
Delores L. Sparks (09/07/07)
Delores L. Sparks, 95, Terre Haute, formerly of Cory, passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at 6:45 a.m., at Westridge Healthcare Facility. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Pastor David Deal officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Riley...
Maxine (May) Orme (09/07/07)
Maxine (May) Orme, 93, Plainfield, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Visitation is from noon until time of service. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery, Harmony...
Delores L. Sparks (09/07/07)
Delores L. Sparks, 95, Terre Haute, formerly of Cory, passed away Sept. 6, 2007, at 6:45 a.m., at Westridge Healthcare Facility. She was born May 22, 1912, in Clay County, the daughter of Rudolph and Goldie (Shaw) Kester. She graduated from Cory High School in 1930...
Maxine (May) Orme (09/05/07)
Maxine (May) Orme, 93, Plainfield, died suddenly in her sleep Sept. 2, 2007. Born Dec. 21, 1913, in Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Max and Lola (Testy) May. She retired in 1976 after 30 years with Link-Belt in Indianapolis. Survivors include niece Judy Hensonb; nephew Doug Henson; great-nieces Rhonda Bishop, Kelli and Shawna Henson and Brenda Miller; and eight great-great nieces and nephews...
Lillie Ferris Tabor (09/05/07)
Lillie Ferris Tabor, 80, Brazil, died at 7:56 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Visitation will be noon- 2 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 5, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Stultz officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery...
John Rudolph Deakins (09/05/07)
John Rudolph Deakins, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Reelsville, Indiana. A graveside service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. ...
Lillie Ferris Tabor (09/04/07)
Lillie Ferris Tabor, 80, Brazil, died at 7:56 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born July 2, 1927, in Hampshire, Tenn., she was the daughter of William Henry and Maggie Cates Targett. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She attended Way of the Cross Assembly of God...
Jo Ann Wallace (09/04/07)
Jo Ann Wallace, 65 of Brazil, died 4:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. Born Sept. 24, 1941 in Parke County, she was the daughter of Dennis Devon and Lillian Woodall Bray. She married James Carl Wallace Aug. 24, 1957. She was a member of New Life Fellowship and enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting, embroidering, cooking for family and friends and her dog and birds...
John R. Deakins (09/04/07)
John Rudolph Deakins, 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Reelsville. He was born on Aug. 25, 1918, in Staunton, to the late David Elmer and Winifred Fay (Davis) Deakins...
Jerry Lee Frederick Bennett (09/04/07)
Jerry Lee Frederick Bennett, Brazil, was stillborn, Aug. 31, 2007, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Scott Frederick and Brittany Nicole Bennett; grandparents Gerald and April Bennett and Michael and Angela Soots; and other extended family members...
Annetta Lee Young (09/04/07)
Annetta Lee Young, 68, Brazil, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law after an extended battle with cancer. Her family was at her side. Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Walter Lee Young and Elizabeth Annetta Mormans Young...