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Obituaries from December 2007

Roger N. Frye (12/28/07)
Roger N. Frye, 72, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 21, 2007. Born Sept. 9, 1935, in Brazil, he was the son of Luke C. and Ethel L. Frye. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings in infancy. Survivors include daughter Teresa J. Magill, Terre Haute; sisters Eleanor Hawkins, Terre Haute, Annadel Hickey, Poland, and Jena Stultz, Brazil; brother Edley Chandler, Anderson, Ind.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews...
Linda Lou (Johnson) Drake (12/28/07)
Linda Lou (Johnson) Drake, 62, Marshall, Ill., passed away from complications of lung cancer at noon on Dec. 27, 2007, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born July 31, 1945, in Cloverland, Ind., she was the daughter of Thomas J. and Ellen Johnson. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1963 and worked for many years as a school bus driver and waitress as well as a respite provider for the developmentally-disabled...
Russell E. Turner (12/28/07)
Russell E. Turner, 87, Brazil, died Dec. 27, 2007, at 6:15 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 25, 1920, in West Union, Ill., the son of Everett and Delia Pervo Turner. On July 1, 1948, he married Anita Fears Turner, she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star among other commendations. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2...
Jeanette Birkemeier (12/27/07)
Jeanette Birkemeier, 97, Greencastle, passed away Dec. 26, 2007, at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community, Greencastle. Services will take place at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington St., Greencastle, with Rev. Brent Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery...
Russell E. Turner (12/27/07)
Russell E. Turner, 87, Brazil, died Dec. 27, 2007, at 6:15 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born May 25, 1920, in West Union, Ill., the son of Everett and Delia Pervo Turner. On July 1, 1948, he married Anita Fears Turner, she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star among other commendations. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2...
Jeanette Birkemeier (12/26/07)
Jeanette Birkemeier, 97, Greencastle, passed away Dec. 26, 2007, at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community, Greencastle. Born Jan. 11, 1910, at Moorefield in Switzerland County, Ind., she was the daughter of Henry Jackson and Jessie Louise Kern Monroe...
Donald Gayle Romas (12/25/07)
Donald Gayle Romas, 88, Brazil, passed away Dec. 21, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at French Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Schory officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery...
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace (12/23/07)
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace, 80, formerly of Brazil, passed way Dec. 19, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas. Graveside services were scheduled for 11:15 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.
Donald Gayle Romas (12/23/07)
Donald Gayle Romas, 88, Brazil, passed away Dec. 21, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Clay County, to John and Mary (Stearly) Romas. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ and taught Homebuilders Sunday School class for many years. Gayle dedicated his life to farming and his family...
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace (12/21/07)
Noble "Fuzz" Wallace, 80, formerly of Brazil, passed away Dec. 19, 2007, in San Antonio Texas. He was born May 8, 1927, in Brazil, to William and Elsie Wallace. Mr. Wallace attended Brazil High School and was employed by the G.C. Murphy Company for almost 40 years and HEB grocery stores for 13 years...
Elenora "June" Pierce (12/18/07)
Elenora "June" Pierce, 80, Brazil, died at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. Services will be held at French Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery...
Wilhelmina Harrison (12/18/07)
Wilhelmina Harrison, 88, Kingman, died at 6:27 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., Rockville, with Rev. Tim Lyons officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Terre Haute...
Elenora "June" Pierce (12/17/07)
Elenora "June" Pierce, 80, Brazil, died at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. She was born June 19, 1927, to Oveal and Charles Petty in Dick Johnson Township. She married William (Bill) Pierce on Dec. 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2001...
Evelyn Jean Dayhuff (12/17/07)
Evelyn Jean Dayhuff, 65, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at her residence. She was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Indianapolis, to Clarence and Beulah Sheese Dayhuff. She was a member of the Fairview Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beulah Sheese Dayhuff...
Wilhelmina Harrison (12/17/07)
Wilhelmina Harrison, 88, Kingman, died at 6:27 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Born June 17, 1919, in Center Point, she was the daughter of Howard and Zella (Huffman) Lowdermilk. She attended college at the Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute, where she received a Bachelors and Masters degree...
Josephine Whittington Winstead (12/16/07)
Josephine Whittington Winstead, 92, Davenport, Iowa, and formerly of Brazil, passed away Dec. 13, 2007, at Davenport Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery south of Brazil...
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb (12/14/07)
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb, 47, Brazil, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 11, 2007. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at French Funeral Home with Revs. Ernie Rush and Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery...
Audrey Jane Scott Waite (12/14/07)
Audrey Jane Scott Waite, 82, Clay City, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Services will take place at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, with visitation from noon until time of services. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery...
Selah Rene Conway (12/14/07)
Selah Rene Conway, 8-weeks-old, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Dec. 12, 2007. She was born Oct. 17, 2007, to Victoria Miller and Sean Patrick Conway. She is preceded in death by her grandfather James Sambrotta Jr. Survivors include her parents; grandparents Marcelene Anne Sambrotta and Anita Conway, both of Brazi; Richard Conway, Pennsylvania; great-grandma Ruth Deel and great-grandfather Bob Treash and wife Susan, all of Brazil; and two uncles Christopher S. ...
Josephine Whittington Winstead (12/14/07)
Josephine Whittington Winstead, 92, Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Brazil, passed away Dec. 13, 2007, at Davenport Good Samaritan Center. Born Aug. 29, 1915, she was the daughter of Edgar and Effie (Hoffman) Whittington. Jo grew up on the family farm that her great-grandfather had purchased in 1853. She was a 1932 graduate of Staunton High School...
Selah Rene Conway (12/13/07)
Selah Rene Conway, 8-weeks-old, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Dec. 12, 2007. She was born Oct. 17, 2007, to Victoria Miller and Sean Patrick Conway. Survivors include her parents; grandparents Marcelene Anne Sambrotta, Brazil, Anita Conway, Brazil, Richard Conway, Pennsylvania; great-grandma Ruth Deel, Brazil; and two uncles, Christopher S. Sambrotta and Josh Conway...
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb (12/13/07)
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb, 47, Brazil, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 11, 2007. Born March 27, 1960, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Joseph Franklin and Betty A. Hillman Barnett. Kay was a 1978 graduate of Van Buren High School and also Harrold Beauty Academy. She was previously employed as a hairdresser at Fantastic Sam's and Holly Hill Healthcare Facility...
Audrey Jane Scott Waite (12/13/07)
Audrey Jane Scott Waite, 82, Clay City, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born April 9, 1925, in Wabash, Ind.., she was the daughter of Gainor Douglas and Zelma T. Ring Scott. She was a member of the Clay City First United Church of Christ, a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School and was Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack No. 2 in Clay City for many years...
Ned A. Wicker (12/13/07)
Ned Allen Wicker, 54, Rockville, died at 4:03 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 11, 2007, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Services will be held at Rockville Christian Church Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 14, from 3- 8 p.m., at the church...
Audrey Jane Scott Waite (12/12/07)
Audrey Jane Scott Waite, 82, Clay City, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born April 9, 1925, in Wabash, Ind., to Gainor Douglas and Zelma T. Ring Scott. She was a member of the Clay City 1st United Church of Christ, a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School and was Den Mother for Cub Scout Pack #2 in Clay City for many years. ...
Ned A. Wicker (12/12/07)
God's plan for Ned Allen Wicker, 54, Rockville, was fulfilled at 4:03 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 11, 2007, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born June 28, 1953, in Greenfield to Herbert A. and Esther L. Wicker (Hine). Ned married Mary Margaret (Stearley) on Aug. 30, 1980, who survives...
Ruby M. Stewart (12/12/07)
Ruby M. Stewart, 101, formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 5, 2007, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan, Kan. Services will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at French Funeral Home, Brazil, with Pas. Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery...
Ruby M. Stewart (12/11/07)
Ruby M. Stewart, 101, formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 5, 2007, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan, Kan. Born Feb. 28, 1906, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Bert and Sophronia Martin. She attended the former Brazil High School and in 1923, was a member of the first graduating class of the former Van Buren High School near Harmony...
Ronald Lester Metz (12/11/07)
Ronald Lester Metz, 73, formerly of Brazil, passed away in Corona, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 25,2007. Born July 17, 1934, in Brazil, he was the son of Lester "Shorty" Metz and Helen McCullough Metz. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1952, where he played basketball and baseball...
Larry S. Harrison (12/11/07)
Larry S. Harrison, 67, Brazil, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in the First Christian Church in Brazil. Burial will be at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Lawson-Miller Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church...
Jack F. Apple (12/10/07)
Jack F. Apple, 80, Brazil, died at 6 p.m., Dec. 8, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 12, 1927, in Vigo County, he was the son of Fred Apple and Cloe Paulk Apple. Services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at DeBaun Funeral Home Springhill Chapel, Terre Haute. Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park...
Eugene Higginbotham (12/10/07)
Eugene Higginbotham, 90, rural Martinsville, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, Ill. Services will take place at 11 a.m. (CST), Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel, West Union, Ill., with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery, west of West Union, Ill...
Larry S. Harrison (12/10/07)
Larry S. Harrison, 67, Brazil, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Clay County, to Joseph Peter and Dorothy Leona Parr Harrison. He was a 1958 graduate of Van Buren High School, worked for Alcan for 36 years retirng in 2002 and had served with the Indiana National Guard...
Eugene Higginbotham (12/09/07)
Eugene Higginbotham, 90, rural Martinsville, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, Ill. Born Oct. 13, 1917, at Anderson Township, Clark County, Ill., he was the son of Harry Higginbotham and Bertha Ledermann Higginbotham...
Patsy R. Cassida (12/09/07)
Patsy R. Cassida, 78, Greencastle, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. Funeral services will be held Monday (today), at 1 p.m., at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Internment will follow at Forest hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, from 3-6 p.m., at the funeral home...
Hazel M. Kelly (12/09/07)
Hazel M. Kelly, 90, Brazil, died at 5:08 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Monday (today), at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil, with Reverend William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Croys Creek Cemetery...
Jack F. Apple (12/09/07)
Jack F. Apple, 80, Brazil, died at 6 p.m., Dec. 8, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 12, 1927, in Vigo County, he was the son of Fred Apple and Cloe Paulk Apple. He served in the United States Army during war time. He was retired from GTE as an electrical switchman. He was a member of the IBEW local 725...
Hazel M. Kelly (12/07/07)
Hazel M. Kelly, 90, Brazil, died at 5:08 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of the late Bruce and the late Zelma (Kane) Young. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936 and attended Butler University...
Patsy R. Cassida (12/07/07)
Patsy R. Cassida, 78, Greencastle, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was born June 1, 1929, and was adopted by Ray and Polly Donahue Sheese at the age of six-years-old. Patsy was a graduate of Van Buren High School. Mrs. Cassida was previously employed at Columbia Records, Terre Haute, State Auto Insurance, Indianapolis, and IBM, Greencastle...
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell (12/07/07)
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell, 63, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Holly Hills Health Center. Services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday (today), at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with visitation scheduled from 1 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery...
Ernest Walker Pilkin (12/07/07)
Ernest Walker Pilkin, 79, Brazil, died at 11:18 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday (today), at Moore Funeral Home with Reverend John O'Neal officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m...
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell (12/06/07)
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell, 63, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Holly Hills Health Center. Born March 14, 1944, in Staunton, she was the daughter of Andrew Carl and Mary Irene Lowe Hoggatt. She was a 1962 graduate of Staunton High School and had lovingly spent the last 16 years as a caregiver...
Ernest Walker Pilkin (12/06/07)
Ernest Walker Pilkin, 79, Brazil, died at 11:18 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1928, in Tazewell County, Va., the son of the late William and the late Polly (Alfred) Pilkin. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. ...
Ernest Walker Pilkin (12/05/07)
Ernest Walker Pilkin, 79, Brazil, died at 11:18 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1928, in Tazewell County, Va., the son of the late William and the late Polly (Alfred) Pilkin. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. ...
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell (12/05/07)
Ruthanne Hoggatt Presnell, 63, Brazil, passed away at 5:10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Holly Hills Health Center. Born March 14, 1944, in Staunton, she was the daughter of Andrew Carl and Mary Irene Lowe Hoggatt. She was a 1962 graduate of Staunton High School and had lovingly spent the last 16 years as a caregiver...
Dane H. Lowdermilk (12/04/07)
Dane H. Lowdermilk, 75, Brazil, died at 1:25 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at Moore Funeral Home, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery...
Mary Agnes Sinders (12/04/07)
Mary Agnes Sinders, 92, Clay City, passed away Dec. 2, 2007. in her home. Services will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Couch officiating. Burial will follow at Sink Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and again Wednesday prior to services...
Bernice Likens (12/04/07)
Bernice Likens, 82, Harmony, died Nov. 10, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m., Dec. 7, 2007, at Harmony Cemetery. French Funeral Home was in charge of handling arrangements.
Dane H. Lowdermilk (12/03/07)
Dane H. Lowdermilk, 75, Brazil, died at 1:25 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 16, 1932, in Center Point, he was the son of the late William C. and the late Louise (Waldbisier) Lowdermilk. He graduated from Ashboro High School in 1950. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War...
Mary Agnes Sinders (12/03/07)
Mary Agnes Sinders, 92, Clay City, passed away Dec. 2, 2007, in her home. She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Vigo County, the daughter of Charles and Effie Ellis Horton. She graduated from Clay City High School. On Sept. 15, 1937, she married James R. Sinders, he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2004...
Thelma Marie Conley (12/03/07)
Thelma Marie Conley, 87, Brazil, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 4:20 p.m., at her home. She was born June 8, 1920, the daughter of William Curtis Myers and Hila Nobles Myers. As a young woman, she worked at an Indianapolis hospital as a healthcare giver and later at Latta's Motel in Seelyville...
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp (12/03/07)
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp, widow of Oliver Coltharp passed away at Holly Hill Healthcare, Nov. 30, 2007, at 6:50 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Lawson-Miller Chapel Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Greg Putnam. Burial will follow in the families plot at Summit Lawn Cemetery...
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp (12/02/07)
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp, widow of Oliver Coltharp passed away at Holly Hill Healthcare, Nov. 30, 2007, at 6:50pm. She was born Nov. 9, 1912, and lived her entire life in the Clay County area. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1931 and was employed at the Clay County Hospital from 1970-72...
Thelma Marie Conley (12/02/07)
Thelma Marie Conley, 87, Brazil, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 4:20 p.m., at her home. She was born June 8, 1920, the daughter of William Curtis Myers and Hila Nobles Myers. As a young woman, she worked at an Indianapolis hospital as a healthcare giver and later at Latta's Motel in Seelyville...