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Obituaries from June 2008

Jack W. "Snuff" Jenkins (06/30/08)
Jack W. Jenkins, 73, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital June 29, 2008, at 6:05 a.m., following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1934, to Kenneth Wayne and Elizabeth Jenkins. Jack began his love for trucking at a young age, riding with his father for the Mayflower Van Lines. For a short time, he worked for Ann Page food distributor before joining the United States Army. During his service to his country, he served in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1959...
Josephine Elizabeth Thompson (06/29/08)
Josephine Elizabeth Thompson, 92, Staunton, died at 11:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008, at Holly Hill Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Terre Haute, the daughter of the late Henry and the late Elzada (Rogers) Nelson...
Michael Francis Lahr Sr. (06/29/08)
Michael Francis Lahr Sr., 69, Brazil, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Royal Oaks Healthcare, Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Indianapolis, as the son of Howard and Josephine H. Lahr. He had been employed as a printer in the newspaper and trade printing industry until his retirement...
Ella Colleen Gilbert (06/27/08)
Ella Colleen Gilbert, 53, Poland, passed away at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her residence. She was born Feb. 16, 1955, in Terre Haute, to Rueben Phillip Gilbert and Wilma E. (Miller) Gilbert Wilkin. Colleen grew up in Martinsville, Ill., and graduated from Martinsville Community High School in 1973. Colleen was employed for many years at Indiana State University in the admissions office. Colleen graduated from Ivy Tech Community in May 2008...
Harry H. Mormans (06/26/08)
Harry H. Mormans, 80, Staunton, passed away June 26, 2008, at 10:45 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Brazil, the son of Herbert Mormans and Pearl Hadley Mormans. In his early years, he worked on the railroad, at Arketez and was a well known tile setter for more than 50 years. On Sept. 7, 1947, he married June Trout. She survives...
Earl Russell Blaydes (06/26/08)
Earl Russell Blaydes, 93, Greencastle, passed away Thursday morning at the Waters, Greencastle. He was born April 4, 1915, in Carpentersville, Ind., the son of Grover Cleveland and Clona Dickerson Blaydes. He married Leona Claire Jenkins Sept. 25, 1935, in Paris, Ill. She preceded him in death in December 1983...
Anita Faye Myers Tarrh (06/25/08)
Anita Faye Myers Tarrh, 48, Fairbanks, Ind., died at 3 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the home of her son in Brazil, Ind., following a long battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 30, 1959, in Jacksonville, Fla., as the daughter of Don and Mary Smith...
Charles Warren Callahan (06/25/08)
Charles Warren Callahan, 86, Brazil, died at 6:55 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knighsville. He was born May 23, 1922, in Keller, Ind., as the son of Russel Hayes and Drexel Sterling Callahan. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre...
Francis Marie Summers (06/25/08)
Francis Marie Summers, 89, Brazil, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. She was born April 11, 1919, in Clay County, as the daughter of Roscoe and Bessie Boyd Mercer. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married Howard Summers Feb. 24, 1940, in Brazil. She was a member of the Lena Good Neighbors Club and the Clay County Extension Homemakers Club. She attended the Lena United Methodist Church...
Edwin Howard Buchholz (06/23/08)
Edwin Howard Buchholz, 83, rural Brazil, died at 10:16 a.m., Monday, June 23, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Brazil, as the son of Henry and Elizabeth Schwab Buchholz. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1943...
Thomas A. Jones (06/23/08)
Thomas A. Jones, 79, Ferndale, and of Carbon, died June 22, 2008, at his residence. He was the son of Thomas Edgar and Margaret McGuire Jones. He had been married to Martha Bryan Jones for 53 years. Survivors include his wife, sons Thomas E. Jones, Ferndale, Robert D. ...
William "Jim" James Lanham (06/23/08)
William "Jim" James Lanham, 89, Brazil, passed away June 22, 2008, at 12:51 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Brazil, the son of Jessie Bert and Sylvia Mae (Gorman) Lanham. Jim served during World War II as a member of the United States Army. During his working years, he worked on the railroad, for the civilian conservation corps and retired from American Vitrified...
Nancy E. Cozad (06/20/08)
Nancy E. Cozad, 68, Indianapolis, passed away June 19, 2008. She was born Jan. 10, 1940, to Charles J. and Francis J. Murphy, Indianapolis. Nancy graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1958, and Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1963. Nancy had many hobbies and interests with the most important being playing piano, sewing, quilting and planting flowers...
Edward F. Blair (06/20/08)
Edward F. Blair, 87, Loogootee, died at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008, at his residence. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Corbin, Ind., in Clay County, he was the son of Oliver J. and Blossom Loughmiller Blair. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He later served in the Indiana National Guard, Brazil Armory...
Garnett Virginia Elliot Ford Porter (06/20/08)
Garnett Virginia Elliot Ford Porter, 81, Poland, passed away Thursday, June 19, at Holly Hill Health Care, Brazil. She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Harry Allen Hayes and Inez (Campbell) Hayes. She was a Department Heat at P.R. Mallory, Greencastle, and a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Poland...
Elmer Daniel Blubaugh (06/20/08)
Elmer Daniel Blubaugh, 90, a resident of the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, Indiana since July 2003 died at West Lafayette, Indiana on Thursday, June 19, 2008. Born in Dick Johnson Township of Clay County Indiana on Sept. 27, 1917, Elmer lived in Brazil, Indiana until 1933...
Anna L. Allsup (06/16/08)
Anna L. Allsup, 65, Staunton, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Sunday, June 15, 2008, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Brazil, to Elmer and Mary DeCamp Kieffer. Mrs. Allsup graduated from Brazil High School. Anna married Donald Allsup on Oct. 20, 1978. She worked as a "Lead Lady" for Columbia House for 16 years and as a file clerk for Hulman and Company for 18 years...
Bedford Henderson White (06/16/08)
Bedford Henderson White, 83, Putnam County, beloved dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, entered eternal peace Sunday, June 15, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born in Moss, Tenn., Aug. 8, 1924, to Irvin and Roxie (Ethridge) White. Mr. White served his country in the United States Army during World War II, where he earned several awards: A.P. Theatre Ribbon, Expert Rifleman, World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Ribbon...
Lois Wells Kettering (06/15/08)
Lois Wells Kettering entered into eternal rest June 13, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 81. Lois was born June 22, 1926 to Mary L. and J. Arthur Wells in Carbon, Ind. After graduating from Van Buren High School, Brazil, Ind., she completed nursing school at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., and graduated in 1947. She married Donald Eugene Kettering on June 27, 1948, in Carbon, Ind...
Jon Irving Hendrix (06/15/08)
Jon Irving Hendrix, 64, Edinburgh, Ind., passed away June 13, 2008, at 2:27 p.m., at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Ind. Mr. Hendrix was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Brazil, and was the son of Rev. Marshall and Betty (Lawson) Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix attended public school in Brazil and graduated from Brazil Senior High School in 1961. ...
Helena Ferdinandine Nicklasch (06/15/08)
Helena Ferdinandine Nicklasch, 77, Brazil, died at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Royal Oaks Rehabilitation facility, Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Dusseldorf, Germany, as the daughter of Heinrich and Gertrude Abels. As a young girl she worked in a bakery. She married Bernhard Joseph Nicklasch on Dec. 9, 1950...
Freda May Nussel (06/11/08)
Freda May Nussel, 83, Canton, Ill., was peacefully called home Monday, June 9, 2008, at 2:35 a.m., surrounded in prayer and thought, by her loving family and friends over the last several days and the outstanding staff at Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, who showed great compassion, dignity and respect...
Marjorie L. McCaffry (06/11/08)
Marjorie L. McCaffry, 78, Lafayette, formerly of Brazil, died at 4:42 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Lafayette Home Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1929, in Windfall, she was the daughter of the late Hubert E. Nickels and Mary M. Becker Nickels. She graduated from Beech Grove High School and attended Indiana University...
Daniel Joseph "Joe" Mathis (06/10/08)
Daniel Joseph "Joe" Mathis, 37, Brazil, died following a motor vehicle accident in Vermillion County near Clinton, Ind. He was born Oct. 17, 1970, as the son of Danny Joe Mathis and Christina Moore. He served his county as a member of the U.S. Marine Corp and had been employed as a truck driver with area companies including Roadway, Yellow Freight and EH Hamilton. He was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 716...
Cathie S. Dalton (06/10/08)
Cathie S. Dalton, 63, Camby, formerly of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 7, 2008. Survivors include daughter Dawn Wheeler, sons Frank and Doug Cummins, all of Indiana, mother Florence Newport, Washington (state), sisters Sandra Newport, Oklahoma, and Lucile Christenson and husband Gary, Washington (state), brothers Harold Newport and wife Catherine, Newport, and Paul Newport and wife Bonnie, Arizona, and six grandchildren...
Sarah Webster (06/09/08)
Sarah Webster, 88, passed away quietly in her sleep at 12:57 a.m., Jun 3, 2008, in New Port Richey, Fla. She was born Jan. 11, 1920, to Claude and Mae Walker. In 1939, she married Verley Abernathy, who preceded her in death in 1966. She married Paul Webster in 1980 and he also preceded her in death in 1997...
Linda Lee Baty (06/09/08)
Linda Lee Baty, 52, Brazil, passed away June 8, 2008, at 1:34 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 17, 1956, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Norman "Doyle" Sybert and Norma "Cathy" Downing Sybert. She graduated high school and attended Bible College where she met, and on July 22, 1977, married Daniel W. Baty. He survives...
Corporal Benjamin Allen Bays (06/08/08)
Corporal Benjamin Allen Bays passed away with his wife Faith at Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ben was born April 23, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nev, to Patrick and Elaine Bays. He attended elementary school at St. Nicholas Elementary School in Newbury, England. ...
Alfred L. Knight (06/08/08)
Alfred L. Knight, 73, Brazil, passed away at 9:30 p.m., June 7, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born June 11, 1934, in Terre Haute, to James and Bonnie (Archer) Knight. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1952 then attended Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis. ...
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons (06/08/08)
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons, 90, Clinton, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at 11:45 a.m., in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She had been in failing health for the past two years. She was born April 18, 1918, in Parke County, the daughter of Elizabeth (Peperack) Zentko and Albert J. Zentko...
Linda Judy Covert (06/08/08)
Linda Judy Covert, 60, Brazil, passed away at 4:07 a.m., June 8, 2008, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Greencastle. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1965. Linda worked for Dr. Tavel as a store manager as well as Dr. Nesty, and most recently Clay Community Schools as a teachers aid. She attended Prairie City United Methodist Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, camping and spending time with her family and grandchildren...
Faith Whitney (Ronaldson) Bays (06/06/08)
Faith Whitney (Ronaldson) Bays, 22, Brazil, passed away with her husband Ben at Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Faith was born March 4, 1986, to Steven Gilbert and Joan Marie (Martin) Ronaldson in Cheyenne, Wyo. She attended Northview High School. ...
Patricia Joan VanNess (06/06/08)
Patricia Joan VanNess, 74, Clay City, passed away at 10:50 a.m., June 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Jan. 11, 2008, to Edward and Katheryn (Tryon) Chaney. Joan married Charles "Jack" VanNess May 20, 1961. She spent her life caring for her family. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, yard work and her many pets...
Benjamin Allen Bays (06/05/08)
Specialist Benjamin Allen Bays, 23, formerly of Clay County, passed away at Ft. Wainright, Fairbanks, Ark. Arrangements are pending at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil.
Gracie Marie England (06/05/08)
Gracie Marie England, 76, Brazil, died at 1:57 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Central City, Muhlenburg County, Ky., as the daughter of Marshall Phillip and Mary Baggarly Jones. She married Helton England April 10, 1955, in Valparaiso, Ind...
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons (06/04/08)
Elizabeth Zentko Garrison Simmons, 90, Clinton, dies Monday, June 2, at 11:45 p.m., in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. She had been in failing health for the past two years. She was born April 18, 1918, in Parke County, as the daughter of Elizabeth (Peperack) Zentko and Albert J. Zentko...
Patricia Joan VanNess (06/03/08)
Patricia Joan VanNess, 74, Clay City, passed away at 10:50 a.m., June 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Jan. 11, 1934, to Edward and Kathryn (Tryon) Chaney. Joan married Charles "Jack" VanNess on May 20, 1961. She spent her life caring for her family. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, yard work and her many pets...
Prudence M. (Pickelsimer) Robinson (06/03/08)
Prudence M. (Pickelsimer) Robinson, 96, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Heritage Park Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Johnson County, Ky., she was a secretary with General Motors Corp. for 30 years and was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church...
John Derrel Mitchel (06/02/08)
John Derrel Mitchel, 75, rural Brazil, passed away at 5:50 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Clay City, Feb. 19, 1933, to Howard J. and Thelma (Derdorf) Mitchel. Following high school, he joined the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. After returning from the military, he began working for Lone Star Cement and retired after 40 years of employment...
Edward Joseph Hughes Jr. (06/02/08)
Edward Joseph Hughes Jr., 77, of Naples, Fla., and Brazil, passed away at 2:28 p.m., May 30, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, July 2, 1930, to Edward J. Hughes Sr. and Madeline (Courtade) Hughes. Ed was a 1948 graduate of St. ...
Patrick Joseph Knierim (06/01/08)
Patrick Joseph Knierim, 63, Brazil, died in an accident on State Road 50 south of Brazil, Friday, May 30, 2008, doing the thing he loved, riding his motorcycle on a beautiful day. Pat was born Aug. 16, 1944, at home in Brazil, to William James Knierim and Lula Dean Knierim...
David Edward Syester (06/01/08)
David Edward Syester, 54, Terre Haute, died May 30, 2008, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, with his wife and family at his side. He was born June 29, 1953, as the son of Joe and Roberta Rogers Syester. He worked for several years for Kroger. He married Betty Joan Jones on Feb. 14, 2000...
Betty Maxine Rose (06/01/08)
Betty Maxine Rose, 83, Brazil, passed away at 3:23 p.m., May 31, 2008, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Worthington, to Court and Ethel (Justice) Howard. Following high school, she married Thurston L. Rose on Sept. 2, 1941. During World War II, she worked at Allison's, Indianapolis, as one of the "Rosey Riveter Bunch." Most of her life, she spent raising a family...