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Obituaries from March 2008

Debbie Sue Holman Goodrich (03/31/08)
Debbie Sue Holman Goodrich, 51, Brazil, passed away on March 20, 2008, from her battle with cancer. Debbie was born March 22, 1956, to Claude and Ruth Meyer Holman. Survivors are sons Travis and Max Goodrich, and granddaughter Chloe Goodrich-Woods, as well as a large extended family in Indiana and Missouri...
Robert Eugene Layne (03/31/08)
Robert Eugene Layne, 39, Brazil, passed away at 12:50 p.m., March 29, 2008, at his residence. He was born Dec. 12, 1968, in Brazil, to Virgil and Norma (Graves) Layne. He enjoyed working on cars and was talented at auto body work. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and his favorite cat Maggie...
Everett Bernarte (03/26/08)
Everett Bernarte, 78, Brazil, died in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 10:04 p.m. Everett was born in Fowler, Ind., Jan. 9, 1930. He was the son of the late Carl and Rosa Jackson Bernarte. He was raised in Warren County, graduating from the Winthrop school. He had lived most of his life near Riverside, east of Attica, until moving to Brazil in 2003...
Mabel Charlotte Renner (03/25/08)
Mabel Charlotte Renner, 97, Brazil, and formerly of Reelsville, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. Born Aug. 2, 1910, in Coal City, she was the daughter of John and Rosa Harris Kieffaber. She was a seamstress for Angwell Curtain Factory and later worked in maintenance and housekeeping for Indiana State University...
Bobby Wayne Groomer (03/25/08)
Bobby Wayne Groomer, 59, Solsberry, died March 25, 2008, at 1:24 a.m., at Bloomington Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1948, in Solsberry, he was the son of Clyde Groomer and Iva Jean (Sullivan) Groomer. He was a forklift operator for KPT, Bloomfield, and also worked for Bloomfield Sales...
Colton David Jones (03/25/08)
Colton David Jones, 5, passed away at his home March 24, 2008, following a valiant 3-year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 20, 2002, to Jason and Andrea (Kellum) Jones. Colton was a typical boy who enjoyed playing outside, playing with trucks and toys and getting dirty. He attended Open Hands Preschool and the First United Methodist Church...
Norma Jayne Wedel (03/25/08)
Norma Jayne Wedel, 86, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died at 2:15 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008, at University Heights Healthcare, Indianapolis. She was born March 21, 1922, in Brazil, as the daughter of George R. and Mary Reffett Buck. Following high school, she worked for several years as a secretary at Twiggs Industries...
Mabel Charlotte Renner (03/24/08)
Mabel Charlotte Renner, 97, Brazil, and formerly of Reelsville, passed away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Cloverleaf Health Care. She was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Coal City, to John and Rosa Harris Kieffaber. She was a seamstress for Angwell Curtain Factory and later worked in maintenance and housekeeping for Indiana State University...
Cora M. Poff (03/24/08)
Cora M. Poff, 92, Warren, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 7:42 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2008, at Heritage Pointe, Warren, Ind. She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Terre Haute, the daughter of George Lee Todd and Delia M. (Suffridge) Todd. She was a 1933 graduate of Brazil High School...
Kenneth James Raab (03/23/08)
Kenneth James Raab, 93, Center Point, died at 2:05 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born Sept. 18, 1914, he was the son of Ira and Mary Strobel Raab. Most of his life, he was devoted to farming. He also drove a school bus for the Clay Community School Corp. for 21 years...
Ray Ernest Luther (03/23/08)
Ray Ernest Luther, 90, Clay City, passed away at 12:45 a.m., March 22, 2008, at Regional Hospital, following a short illness. He was born May 17, 1917, in Clay City, to Ernest and Nora (Greenwell) Luther. Ray attended Clay City High School and graduated in 1937...
Mary G. McCullough (03/23/08)
Mary G. McCullough, 96, Brazil, passed away at 7:45 p.m., March 21, 2008, at Holly Hills Health Care and Rehabilitation Facility following a short illness. She was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Madison, Ind., to Francis and Clara (Whittaker) Dehler. She graduated from St. Josephs Academy in Terre Haute in 1928...
Angela E. Butt (03/21/08)
Angela E. Butt, 46, Arlington, Va., passed away at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on March 17, 2008, after battling a brain tumor. Born Dec. 26, 1961, in Boston, she was the daughter of Albert and Carol Hanley. She graduated from Chelmsford High School and subsequently graduated from Boston College in 1982. She was a member of the Ft. Myer Catholic Family and was employed by Potomac Analysis Corporation as an analyst supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)...
Bertha Greene (03/20/08)
Bertha Greene, 96, Knightsville, formerly of Cloverland, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 12:50 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She was born in Seelyville, April 20, 1911, the daughter of John and Bertha Grus LaClave. She resided in her home in Cloverland for more than 70 years and was the last of a family of seven children. She worked at ISU as the head of pastries, retiring in 1973...
Ruby Reed (03/20/08)
Ruby Reed, 87, Clay City, died March 19, 2008, at 12:45 p.m., at the Clay County Health Care Center, Brazil. She was born March 2, 1921, in LaFollette, Tenn., the daughter of Sylvester Lay and Lucy Lay Grant. On Aug. 16, 1948, she married Carl K. Reed. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1990...
Margaret L. Foxx (03/19/08)
Margaret L. Foxx, 80, Greencastle, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008. She was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Tyronza, Ark., to George and Elizabeth Frohauck Haynes. Foxx attended Brazil High School and had been employed at Goulds Market and P.R. Mallory. Her parents, her husband, Earl F. Foxx and a sister, Leta Mae Mace, preceded her in death...
Morgan Gilbert "Butch" Johnson (03/19/08)
Morgan Gilbert "Butch" Johnson, 66, Brazil, passed away at 11:11 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in the Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Braddock, Pa., to Eddie and Florence Preisach Mickling. He was a United States Army Veteran and had worked as a foreman in warehousing for many years...
Everett Roy Lucas (03/18/08)
Everett Roy Lucas, 76, Indianapolis, formerly of Staunton, died March 17, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Staunton, the son of Roy and Anna Bullerdick Lucas. He was worked as a farmer and owner/operator of a trucking company. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army until his Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant...
Margaret L. Foxx (03/18/08)
Margaret L. Foxx, 80, Greencastle, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008. She was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Arkansas, to George and Elizabeth Frohawk Haynes. Foxx attended Brazil High School and had been employed at Goulds Market and P.R. Mallory. Her parents, her husband, Earl F. Foxx, and a sister, Leta Mae Mace, preceded her in death...
Mary Jean Dobson (03/17/08)
Mary Jean Dobson, 63, Brazil, died unexpectedly March 17, 2008, at 5:18 a.m., at her residence. Born March 2, 1945, in Clay County, she was the daughter of William James "Jim" Lanham and Mary Alice Pierce Lanham. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1963...
James R. Nevins (03/16/08)
James R. Nevins, 89, rural Brazil, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 15, 2008, with his loving wife and son by his side. He was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Rosedale, Ind., as the son of Frank W. and Flora E. Cox Nevins. He attended Coxville Elementary School and Rosedale High School. He married Maxine McVey, May 17, 1947, at the Methodist Church in Brazil...
Dale M. Bratt (03/16/08)
Dale M. Bratt, 67, formerly of Brazil, passed away March 13, 2008, in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox, Ind. Mr. Bratt was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Vigo County to Macey and Edith (Romas) Bratt. On March 12, 1995, in Knox, Ind., he married Elizabeth "Liz" Eckstein, who survives...
Kenneth "Kenny" N. Targett (03/16/08)
Kenneth "Kenny" N. Targett, 55, Greencastle, died unexpectedly March 14, 2008, at his residence of an apparent heart attack. He was born March 25, 1952, in Clay County, the son of William "Bill" Targett and Ruby Ferris Targett. He attended school at Van Buren. As a young man he worked at the Star Mine and then worked at several local saw mills. He had been a logger for more than 20 years and operated his own logging business...
Harold Raymond "Ray" Erickson (03/16/08)
Harold Raymond "Ray" Erickson, 81, New Whiteland, Ind., passed away March 14, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 2, 1926, to Gustave and Ada (Anderson) Erickson, in Racine, Wis. He married Marjorie May Johnson on April 29, 1949. He was a member of the Church of Latter-Day-Saints where he served in numerous capacities, including as a church service missionary with his wife. He enlisted in the navy at age 17 and was a veteran of World War II...
Dale B. Blackwell (03/14/08)
Dale B. Blackwell, 77, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, as the son of Clyde B. and Velma Murphy Blackwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was Honorably Discharged. He married Nina Marie Gover Sept. 10, 1967, in Huntington, N.Y. She preceded him in death Oct. 9, 2004...
Gretchen Marie Winn (03/13/08)
Gretchen Marie Winn, 89, Brazil, died at 8:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 13, 1918, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Daniel and Carrie Bolin Lancett. She graduated from Brazil High School and began a long career employed at The Brazil Times newspaper where she worked as the advertising manager...
Roseann Harmon Earley Bennett (03/12/08)
Roseann Harmon Earley Bennett, 68, Lyford, formerly of Clay County, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior March 8, 2008, at Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 23, 1939, she was the daughter of Winifield "Windy" and Mary Means Harmon. She attended and graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1957. After school, she was employed with Columbia Records, later to become secretary and Deputy Coroner in the Pathology Department of Clay County Hospital...
Rosemary C. Riley (03/12/08)
Rosemary C. Riley, 85, Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Rosemary was born in Brazil on Aug. 27, 1922, to parents William J. and Sarah E. (Cook) McGuire. Rosemary received her bachelor's degree in education from Indiana State University and she earned her master's degree in music theory from Northwestern University...
Lelia M. Turner (03/12/08)
Lelia M. Turner, 90, Brazil, died March 12, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She was born July 10, 1917, in Cardonia, the daughter of Samuel Chaney and Goldie Mae Spaulding Chaney. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1935. As a young girl, Lelia was known to be a good dancer and excelled at acrobatics...
Donna Kay Davidson Toland (03/11/08)
Donna Kay Davidson Toland, 40, passed away Dec. 2, 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born Sept. 26, 1967, in Peoria, Ill., to Alvin Howard and Alberta Lee Carlin Davidson. She was a 1987 graduate of Northview High School. Before moving to Utah, she had been employed at the Learning Center, McDonald's and Hardee's in Brazil...
Joseph Thomas Miller (03/11/08)
Joseph Thomas Miller, 81, Bovill, Idaho, formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly at his residence March 5, 2008. Born Feb. 1, 1927, in New Market, Ind., he was the son of Hervey Miller and Nellie Maude Steadman Miller. He attended school in Parke County...
William Michael Bohler (03/10/08)
William Michael Bohler, 65, Ruskin, Fla., died suddenly, Feb. 21, 2008, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla. He was born May 17, 1942, in Brazil, to Cecil "Slim" and Virginia Bohler, now of Ruskin, Fla. Mike, as he was known to friends and family, joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18. He graduated from Staunton High School and first served in the military for 20 years...
Kathleen Tirey (03/10/08)
Kathleen Tirey, 80, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Brazil. Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Greene County, Ky., she was the daughter of Jeptha and Emily (Tillery) Thompson...
William "Bill" Mattox Jr. (03/09/08)
William "Bill" Mattox Jr., 66, Brazil, died March 8, 2008, at 10:10 a.m., at Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Vigo County, the son of William Mattox Sr. and Ruth Stedman Mattox. He attended Garfield High School prior to entering the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War...
Wayne Phipps (03/07/08)
Wayne Phipps, 90, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1917, in Clinton, he was the son of Roy and Mary (Ruby) Phipps. On Sept. 29, 1944, he married Betty L. Chilcote and she preceded him in death on July 12, 2003...
Owen Ray Treash (03/07/08)
Owen Ray Treash, infant, Clay City, Ky., was stillborn to James Ray and Carrie Lynn (Litz) Treash on Feb. 25, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky. He is survived by his parents, paternal grandfather Bruce Treash and his companion Stacy Knox, paternal grandmother Christine Phillips, all of Clay City, Ky., maternal grandparents Michael and Sonja Litz, Brazil, and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Inise J. Edmonson (03/06/08)
Inise J. Edmonson, 88, Jasonville, passed away on March 5, 2008, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Retirement Community. She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Greene County, to Silas and Ruth (Latham) Orman. She is survived by son Jeffery L. Edmonson, Clay City, grandsons, Curtis W. ...
Melanie June Airhart (03/05/08)
Melanie June Airhart, 45, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 23, 1962, in Brazil, as the daughter of John M. and Pearl Nevins Rogers. She enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and fishing. She was a member of Good Tidings Tabernacle...
Charles Robert Birkemeier (03/05/08)
Charles Robert Birkemeier, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. Born Nov. 25, 1936, in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., he was the son of Charles William and Jeanette (Monroe) Birkemeier. He was a 1955 graduate of Reelsville High School and had attended classes at Purdue University...
Rebecca Jo Loyd (03/05/08)
Rebecca Jo Loyd, 50, Brazil, joined her Heavenly Father on March 5, 2008, at 11:35 a.m. She battled a long and devastating illness with hope, faith and her love for others. She was born Jan. 21, 1958, the daughter of L. Jonathan "Jack" Loyd, Jr., and Ramona Russell Loyd...
Charles Otis Jones (03/04/08)
Charles Otis Jones, 81, McCordsville, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died March 4, 2008. He was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Brazil, to Otis M. and Dorothy Winn Jones. Mr. Jones was a contractor and served in the Army during WWII, receiving the Victory Medal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Services will be at 11 a.m., March 8, in Hendryx Mortuary Cumberland, 11636 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, with calling there from 4-8 p.m., March 7...
Rhonda R. Hyzer (03/03/08)
Rhonda R. Hyzer, 48, Center Point, formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away March 1, 2008, at 8:33 a.m., at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio, to Randall and Rosemary Bichem. She graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 1977 and then attended Indiana Business College and graduated in 1980...
Anna A. Brown (03/03/08)
Anna A. Brown, 90, Brazil, died March 2, 2008, at the Clay County Healthcare Center. Born March 7, 1917, in Perry County, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph L. Shephard and Anna Marie Quick Shephard. She enjoyed working as a home health aide for several years. She was a resident of both Jackson Gardens and Meridian Towers...