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Obituaries from February 2008

Irene Lucille "Reene" Walden (02/29/08)
Irene Lucille "Reene" Walden, 98, Brazil, passed away at 3:38 a.m., Feb. 28, 2008, at Clay County Health Center. She was born March 12, 1909, in Carbon, to Lee and Lottie (Pell) Hillis. Irene enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Van Buren Home Ec Club and the Lena Good Neighbors Club. ...
Ellis Leon Girton (02/29/08)
Ellis Leon Girton, 88, Avon, formerly of Brazil, died Feb. 27, 2008, at 7 a.m., at the Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Clay County in 1919, the son of Lawrence and Hattie Mae Girton. He went to Van Buren High School and worked at Arketex following school. He later worked in shipping and receiving at Allison's GM Plant in Indianapolis, retiring in April of 1983...
Irene "Reene" Walden (02/28/08)
Irene "Reene" Walden, 98, Brazil, passed away at 3:38 a.m., Feb. 28, 2008, at Clay County Health Center. She was born March 12, 1909, in Carbon, to Lee and Lottie (Pell) Hillis. Irene enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Van Buren Home Ec Club and the Lena Good Neighbors Club...
Ellis Leon Girton (02/28/08)
Ellis Leon Girton, 88, Avon, formerly of Brazil, died Feb. 27, 2008, at 7 a.m., at the Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Clay County in 1919, the son of Lawrence and Hattie Mae Girton. He went to Van Buren High School and worked at Arketex following school. He later worked in shipping and receiving at Allison's GM Plant, Indianapolis, retiring in April 1983...
Lila Lurrie Price (02/28/08)
Lila Lurrie Price, 96,of Huntsville, Ala., died Feb. 25, 2008. She was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Brazil, to Cassius C. and Lula Arlena (Turner) Piety. Her husband, Clester Price preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1973. She was a secretary at Public Service Indiana, retiring in 1972 after 19 years of employment...
Larry Wayne Hughbanks (02/28/08)
Larry Wayne Hughbanks, 65, Coleman, Texas, former long-time resident of Brazil, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Brownwood, Texas. He was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Brazil, the son of the late O'Dell and Lois Kabler Hughbanks. ...
Florence "Lucille" Keagle (02/28/08)
Florence "Lucille" Keagle, 93, Brazil, died at 1:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Hammond, Ind., as the daughter of Robert L. and Florence Scobee Woodall. Following graduation from Hammond High School she continued her education and became a nurse and worked in healthcare until her retirement. She married Virgil Keagle in 1936 in Hammond. She was a member of East Side Christian Church of Brazil...
Ellis L. Girton (02/27/08)
Ellis L. Girton, 88, Avon, formerly of Brazil, died Feb. 27, 2008, at 7 a.m., at the Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center. A complete obituary will follow in the Friday edition of The Brazil Times. Lawson-Miller Chapel was entrusted with arrangements...
Jennifer Ann Kriebs (02/27/08)
Jennifer Ann Kriebs, 44, Brazil, died Feb. 25, 2008. She was born May 19, 1963, in Brazil, as the daughter of Earl J. and Mary L. Happy Kriebs. She graduated from Staunton High School and attended Vincennes University. She had worked as a dispatcher for an area shipping company. She was a member of American Legion Post #2...
Juanita L. Haviland (02/25/08)
Juanita L. Haviland, 85, Brazil, went to be with the Lord at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 24, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Owen County, she was the daughter of Merle and Agnes (Dyer) Horn. She married Herman Haviland on Oct. 1, 1946. He preceded her in death. The lived in Rockford, Ill., for several years prior to returning to the Brazil area...
Clara Elizabeth Elliott Ringo (02/24/08)
Clara Elizabeth Elliott Ringo, 98, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Sarasota, Florida. She was born March 16, 1909, in Clinton, as the daughter of Homer Virgil and Elizabeth Swinehart Elliott. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1926 and then attended Brown's Business College...
Maxine D. Byers (02/24/08)
Maxine D. Byers, 93, Brazil, died at 1:50 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Clay County Health Center. Born Nov. 2, 1914, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Jay and Carrie Miller Hudson. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1933 and began a career as a bookkeeping clerk at area businesses, including Rumbley's Drug Store, the Brazil Waterworks Office, Sherwin-Williams Paint Company, The Fashion Store and Poison Ivy in Terre Haute...
Betty Jean Archer (02/22/08)
Betty Jean Archer, 85, Brazil, died at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Lafayette, Ind., as the daughter of Herman and Ruth Howell Phillips. She worked at Allisons, Indianapolis, and Mallory's, Greencastle, Windbreaker and Adamson's Laundry, both in Brazil until her retirement. ...
Dorothy J. Guildenbecher (02/22/08)
Dorothy J. Guildenbecher, 82, Alexandria, Ind., formerly of Brazil, passed away in her sleep Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her residence. She was born May 17, 1925, in Carbon, to Jesse Brush and Mary (Myers) Brush. She was a part of the Van Buren High School graduating Class of 1943 and would later move to Alexandria, Ind., in 1971...
Virgil C. Layne (02/21/08)
Virgil C. Layne, 92, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital at 5:25 a.m., Feb. 20, 2008. Born March 2, 1915, in Montgomery County, Ind., he was the son of Leard and Forest Rose Terry Layne. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, serving at Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge...
Gavin Lorenzo Walker (02/21/08)
Gavin Lorenzo Walker, infant son of Sara K. and John F. Walker, passed away Feb. 19, 2008. He was preceded in death by his brother, Peyton Andrew Walker. He is survived by his parents, brother Bailey Walker, grandparents Janet and Robert Modglin and Charles and Aurora Walker, all of brazil, and many extended family members...
Colletta Treash (02/20/08)
Colletta Treash, 80, Harmony, passed away at 4:40 p.m., Feb. 19, 2008, at Regional Hospital. She was born April 30, 1927, in Coal Bluff, Ind., to Ray and Virgie (Kane) Brown. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1945. On Aug. 11, 1945 she married Herbert W. Treash...
Mary M. Lecocq Greene (02/20/08)
Mary M. Lecocq Greene, 94, Brazil, died Feb. 19, 2008, at 2:55 p.m., at Clay County Health Center. She was born March 16, 1913, in Vigo County, the daughter of Alfred Lecocq and Nannie Kindred Lecocq. She was married to Basil Thomas Greene on November 13, 1936. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Beulah Murphy (02/19/08)
Beulah Murphy, 86, Brazil, passed away at Clay County Health Center at 9:28 a.m., Feb. 18, 2008, following an extended illness. She was born in Summerset Ky., Feb. 13, 1922, to Charles and Bessie (Brady) Vaught. She married Richard Murphy in June 1975 and he passed away in January 1991. Beulah worked as a waitress at the Silver Starr and Blue Bonnet restaurants and Palmers Tavern. She also worked in the Dietary Department of Clay County Hospital for more than 10 years...
Jayle Cline (02/19/08)
Jayle Annette Cline, 48, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, died Feb. 13 at her residence. Born July 13, 1959, in Brazil, she was the owner of Cline Learning Centers, Inc. in Dallas, N.C. A celebration of her life will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, March 16, at First Baptist Church of Belmont, N.C. ...
William S. Latham (02/18/08)
William S. Latham, 82, Staunton, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1925, as the son of Oscar and Grace Siner Latham. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge April 18, 1946, as a Seaman First Class. He then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1947-1955. He was married to Josephine Stoneking who survives him. He attended the First Christian Church of Staunton...
Joseph T. Riegel (02/18/08)
Joseph T. Riegel, 70, Brownsburg, died Feb. 15, 2008. A hydraulic specialist, he worked for Altec for 26 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of St. Malachy Church. Survivors include his wife Judy Riegel, children Mary Hauser and husband Jeff, Ann Riegel, Donna Matson and husband David, Nancy Matson, Tom Riegel and wife Jody, Kathleen Golden and husband Todd, and Julie Riegel, brothers John, Bernard and Robert Riegel, sisters Helena Noel and Delores Keller, grandchildren Kristen Hauser, Sean Hauser, Erika Matson, Nikki Matson, Brad Matson, Kimberly Matson, Brian Matson, Brittany Riegel, Tommy Riegel, Cassie Golden and Niall Golden.. ...
Janice Louise Selby (02/18/08)
Janice Louise Selby, 62, Brazil, died at 9 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She was known to friends and family as "Aunt Nanny." She was born April 7, 1945, in Clay County, as the daughter of Claude William and Opal Modesitt Selby. After attending Brazil schools where she had been a majorette, she graduated from the House of James Beauty Academy in Crawfordsville where she also received her instructorship and where she had worked as an instructor...
Barbara "Bobbie Lou" Garrison (02/18/08)
Barbara "Bobbie Lou" Garrison, 72, Harmony, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Brazil, to Talbott and Margaret (Louderback) Girton. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1953. She married Frederick Garrison on March 9, 1953...
Lucille Nicholls (02/18/08)
Lucille Nicholls, 83, Poland, died Monday, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Owen County, she was the daughter of Maynard and Ivy (Dillinger) Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Big Walnut Baptist Church, Reelsville...
Alfred Von Elkins (02/15/08)
Alfred Von Elkins, 71, Terre Haute, died at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Terre Haute, as the son of Virgil and Harriett Bryant Bridgewater. He had been employed as a truck driver and had also worked as a brakeman on the railroad. He married Mary Ellen Dubbs Dec. 31, 1955. Before his illness, he enjoyed singing and gardening. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church, Eagles Lodge and the local Teamsters Union...
William S. Latham (02/15/08)
William S. Latham, 82, Staunton, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1925, as the son of Oscar and Grace Siner Latham. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge April 18, 1946, as a Seaman First Class. He then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1947-1955. He was married to Josephine Stoneking who survives him. He attended the First Christian Church of Staunton...
Leslie Gene "Pete" Berry, Sr. (02/15/08)
Leslie Gene "Pete" Berry, Sr., 58, a resident of the Mansfield area of Parke County, passed away at 5:02 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Mansfield, a son of the late Donald and Crystal Kemper Berry. He was a member of the Mansfield Bible Church and was formerly employed with Great Dane in Brazil...
Freddie Gayle Bolinger (02/14/08)
Freddie Gayle Bolinger, 65, Brazil, passed away at 4:27 p.m., Feb. 13, 2008, at Union Hospital. Born April 30, 1942, he was the son of Fred and Bernice (Stevens) Bolinger. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1961. Freddie worked for Indiana State Farm at Putnamville for 35 years...
Evangeline Wolford (02/14/08)
Evangeline Wolford, 95, Indianapolis, passed away Feb. 14, 2008, at Sunrise at Fall Creek extended care facility. She was born Feb. 1, 1913, in Brazil, to Frank and Hallie (Boes) Wolford. Evangeline retired as a food service manager at Allison Engine...
William Carson Clark (02/14/08)
William Carson Clark, 84, Brazil, passed away at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 14, 2008, at Cloverleaf Health Care Facility. He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Clay County, to William Henry Clark and Melda (Whited) Clark. Bill worked for 33 years at Amax Coal Company. He began Clark's Lawn and Garden in the early 1970s...
Freddie Gayle Bolinger (02/13/08)
Freddie Gayle Bolinger, 65, Brazil, passed away at 4:27 p.m., Feb. 13, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born April 30, 1942, to Fred and Retha Bernice (Stevens) Bolinger. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1961. Freddie worked for Indiana State Farm at Putnamville for 35 years...
Wynona M. Wesley (02/13/08)
Wynona M. Wesley, 76, Brazil, died Feb. 13, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Parke County, the daughter of Frank Jones and Marie Williams Jones. She attended school at Brazil High School. ...
Charles Limburg Doughty (02/13/08)
Charles Limburg Doughty, 79, Carbon, died at 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born May 19, 1928, in Winslow, Ind., as the son of Otto and Flossie Ferguson Doughty. He worked as a rolling mill operator in the steel industry until his retirement. He married Geneva M. George Dec. 26, 1980. Geneva survives him...
Joanna S. Carpenter (02/11/08)
Joanna S. Carpenter, 77, Brazil died Feb. 11, 2008, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Bridgeton, the daughter of Albert and Miskel Jeffries Ames. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. She married Robert Dale Carpenter on Aug. ...
Addaline Wood (02/11/08)
Addaline Wood, 97, Brazil, died Feb. 8, 2008, at 9:50 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Clinton, the daughter of Daniel E. Payton and Ora Woodburn Payton. She graduated in 1930 from Nevins Township High School. She was the wife of Leon Wood and he preceded her in death in August, 1977...
Sandra K. Wallen (02/08/08)
Sandra K. Wallen, 65, Stilesville, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 7, 2008. She was born in Spencer Oct. 4, 1942, the daughter of Raymond and Doris Smith Paris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Moose 5138 in Washington Township...
Edna Ellen Reinoehl (02/07/08)
Edna Ellen Reinoehl, 83, Brazil, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Feb. 7, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born July 29, 1924, in Carbon, she was the daughter of Roy and Anna Blanche Craig Hardesty. She is survived by Philip Arthur Reinoehl, Brazil, children Sheila McKee and husband Jerry, Brazil, Jill Elson, Brazil, Beckey Thomas and husband Rick, Brazil, Gregg Reinoehl and wife Sharon, Reelsville, grandchildren Anne Horton and husband Andy, Jenny Reinoehl, Greta Crawford, Chad Meeks, Jeremy Meeks and wife Angie, Cole Elson, Shane Thomas and wife Rachael, Adam Thomas and wife Rebecca, Luke Thomas and wife Kim, Seth Reinoehl and wife Kati, and Nash Reinoehl, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, sister Blanche Law, Brazil, brother Roy Eugene Hardesty, Spencer, and sister-in-law Dorothy Hardesty, Greenfield.. ...
Pastor Harold Boldon (02/06/08)
Pastor Harold Boldon, 77, Brazil, died Feb. 5, 2008, at 5 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born March 23, 1930, in Green Bay, Wis., the son of Adolph A. Boldon and Ella Morris Boldon. He was married to Patricia Atkinson Boldon. She preceded him in death in August 2001...
Cecil Junior Cooprider (02/05/08)
Cecil Junior Cooprider, 77, Clay City, passed away Feb. 4, 2008, at Methodist Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1930, in Clay City, he was the son of Cecil and Agnes (Harden) Cooprider. He graduated from Clay City High School in 1948 and also took classes from the Federal Prison...
Louise Carter Whited (02/05/08)
Louise Carter Whited, 92, Plainfield, passed away Feb. 4, 2008. Born Feb. 16, 1915, in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Dwight Victor and Edith Goldie (Miller) Carter. She was a sales person for L.S. Ayers for 12 years. Her memberships include the Plainfield United Methodist Church, the Plainfield Women's Club, the Loyal Workers and the Altar Guild...
Rev. Ronald Gene Thomas (02/05/08)
Rev. Ronald Gene Thomas, 66, Hope, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 1:51 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Born Sept. 24, 1941, in Brazil, he was the son of Roy F. and Mary L. Thomas. He married Sandra Goshen on June 23, 1962, at the Carbon United Methodist Church...
Rev. Ronald G. Thomas (02/04/08)
Rev. Ronald G. Thomas, 66, Hope, Ind., passed away at 1:30 a.m., Monday, at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was presently serving as minister of the Hope United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Sandra J. Thomas. Funeral arrangements are pending at Norman Funeral Home, Hope, Ind...
M. Kathryn Trackwell (02/04/08)
M. Kathryn Trackwell, 86, Brazil, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Feb. 3, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1921, to Isaac and Kathryn (Miller) Morlan. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. Kathryn worked as a head cook for the Briner Blue Bonnett and then for Adamson's Laundromat on the East end of Brazil. ...
Victor R. Sawyer (02/03/08)
Victory R. Sawyer, 86, Crawfordsville, died Saturday at the Ben Hur Home at 8:25 p.m. Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Brazil, he was the son of Otto and Ocie Thomas Sawyer. He married Wilma Jean Webster Sept. 26, 1948, in Crawfordsville. She survives. He was a farmer in Putnam and Parke counties...
Mary E. Harmon (02/03/08)
Mary E. Harmon, 61, Greencastle, passed away at 9:34 a.m., Feb. 1, 2008, at Putnam County Hospital. She was born Feb. 19, 1946, in Brazil, to John and Thelma (Glitz) Vanatti. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1965. Following high school, she worked for NACC Mallory in Greencastle until she began raising her family...
Teresa Jo Cooksey (02/03/08)
Teresa Jo Cooksey, 48, Brazil, died unexpectedly Feb. 1, 2008, at 6:33 a.m., in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 7, 1959, in Clay County, the daughter of Roy Thomas Rogers and Marjorie Love Rogers. She attended Brazil High School before falling in love with her sweetheart, Michael Cookey Sr. He survives...