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Obituaries from July 2008

Thelma Marie Hayes (07/30/08)
Thelma Marie Hayes, 91, formerly of Brazil and currently living in Crawfordsville, passed away, at 8 p.m., July 29, 2008, at the Whitlock House Assisted Living. She was born in Southern Clay County, Feb. 6, 1917, to Joseph and Pearl (Bullerdick) Carter...
John David Fleisher (07/30/08)
John David Fleisher, 75, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. He was born Oct. 22, 1932, in Sullivan, Ind., to the late Earl F. Fleisher and Helen B. (Fugate) Fleisher...
Robert "Bobby" Glenn (07/28/08)
Robert "Bobby" Glenn, 70, Brazil, passed away July 27, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Brazil, as the son of William Madison Glenn and Lu Ella (Smith) Glenn. After attending Brazil High School, Bobby worked at Arktex for several years, sold and filled fire extinguishers and was over maintenance at the Clay Community Schools bus garage...
Samuel E. Hillenburg (07/28/08)
Samuel E. Hillenburg, 67, Monrovia, formerly of Brazil, died at 11:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, in Brazil, to George P. and Mary Ruth Hillenburg. He joined the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War...
John Melton Rogers (07/27/08)
John Melton Rogers, 71, Brazil, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born June 16, 1937, in Brazil, as the son of Virgil and Madge Baughran Rogers. He joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He also served in the Indiana National Guard until his honorable discharge...
Clem Bell Jr. (07/25/08)
Clem Bell Jr., 80, Brazil, died at 7:48 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, from complications from open heart surgery. He was born Dec. 5, 1927, as the son of Clem and Anna McCullough Bell. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1945...
Jirimy Vanatti (07/25/08)
Jirimy Vanatti, 31, Brazil, passed away at his residence Wednesday, July 23, 2008. He was born Feb. 19, 1977, in Terre Haute, to Kimmala Sanders (Benson) and Russell Vanatti. Jirimy loved working on cars and motorcycles, playing with his two children, Kali and Pete Vanatti, drawing and painting and spending time with his family and friends...
Shirley Mae Albright (07/24/08)
Shirley Mae Albright, 72, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died at 2:57 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Brazil, as the daughter of Willard and Verna Thomas Lucas. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married Billy R. Albright Oct. 3, 1953...
Alexander "Alex" Michael Fulk (07/24/08)
Alexander "Alex" Michael Fulk, 20, Center Point, passed away in the morning of July 23, 2008, following a motorcycle accident. He was born Nov. 7, 1987, in Vigo County, to Michael and Pamela Chatham Fulk. Alex graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 2006. ...
Alfred "Broady" Broadstreet (07/24/08)
Alfred "Broady" Broadstreet, 86, Center Point, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at his residence. Born April 25, 1922, in Cloverdale, he was the son of James A. Broadstreet and Lottie Ethel (Daniels) Broadstreet. He served in the United States Army during World War II...
Joseph Clive Smith (07/24/08)
Joseph Clive Smith, 59, Brazil, died at 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, at his residence in Cloverland, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Brazil, as the son of Ruben and Margaret Dalgarn Smith. Following high school, he joined the United States Army, where he served from July 1966, until his honorable discharge Feb. 20, 1970...
Dorothy Jean Norder Bennett (07/23/08)
Dorothy Jean Norder Bennett, 75, Terre Haute, passed away at her home July 22, 2008. She was born March 19, 1933, in Watseka, Ill., the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Eiler) Norder. She gradated from Watseka Community High School. She was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, Brazil...
Hubert B. Schroer (07/23/08)
Hubert B. Schroer, 85, Clay City, passed away at 10:07 p.m., July 22, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following an extended period of poor health. He was born March 8, 1923, in Clay County, to Elmer and Lois (Buell) Schroer. Hubert was raised and spent his whole life in Clay County. ...
Paul Michael Long (07/20/08)
Paul Michael Long, 64, Reelsville, passed away July 19, 2008, at his residence following a battle with lung cancer. He was born July 4, 1944, in Springfield, Ill., as the son of Paul and Annabelle (Jackson) Long. Over the years, he worked as an equipment operator through the Union Local No. 841. Paul enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed cooking for large gatherings, especially for the Fourth of July...
James Shorter (07/18/08)
James Shorter, 49, Brazil, passed away, July 17, 2008, at Regional Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 10, 1959, in Brazil, to Robert and Mary "Dixie" (Davis) Shorter. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1977. Jim served his country in the United States Army and Army National Guard for more than 20 years. During his military career, he worked as a truck driver and served on a competition rifle team...
Donald Albert Neese (07/17/08)
Donald Albert Neese, 79, Brazil, died at 1:15 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born March 15, 1929, in Poland, as the son of Clifford and Lola Nees Neese. He graduated from Bowling Green High School. During the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 7th Recon Company in Korea...
Rev. Arthur G. Ferry Jr. (07/16/08)
Rev. Arthur G. Ferry Jr., 69, Fort Wayne, formerly of Garrett, Ind., died at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fort Wayne. He was born Aug. 13, 1938, in Brazil, to Arthur G. and Helen (Howard) Ferry Sr. They preceded him in death...
John E. Kumpf (07/15/08)
John E. Kumpf, 81, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Brazil, Cloverdale, Morocco, and Plymouth, Ind., passed away June 13, 2008. He was born May16, 1927, in Brazil, and was the son of Leslie and Irene (O'Hair) Kumpf. He married Mary Ann Augustin June 19, 1955, and she preceded him in death on May 31, 1978...
Norman McGowen (07/14/08)
Norman McGowen, 75, Brazil, passed away July 9, 2008, with family and friends by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Brazil. He served his country proudly in the military service right after high school. He then went to work at Alcan until he retired...
Lillian Isabell Wood Rice (07/14/08)
Lillian Isabell Wood Rice, 86, Plainfield, passed away July 13, 2008. She was born May 25, 1922, to the late George and Violet (Loughmiller) Wood in Steger, Ill. She worked at the Kieger Corp. for nine years and Avon Aircraft for six years. She is survivd by son Richard P. (Vickie) Rice, daughter Carol A. (Rice) Walter, sister Georgeanna Bell, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Robert L. Mattox (07/13/08)
Robert L. Mattox, 71, Cory, passed away at 6 p.m., July 11, 2008, at IU Medical Center. He was born April 24, 1937, in Riley, to Gomer and Rosie (Snively) Mattox. He graduated from Tollston High School in 1956. Bob owned and operated Mattox Ice Service from 1967-94. ...
Norma Ruth Frederick (07/13/08)
Norma Ruth Frederick, 91, Brazil, died at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born March 24, 1917, in Terre Haute, as the daughter of Alexander C. and Helen Whitmarsh Hadley. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1935 and began a career of more than 50 years as a beautician in the community...
Dorotha Jane (Louderback) Harrison (07/13/08)
Dorotha Jane (Louderback) Harrison, 88, rural Brazil, passed away at 2:35 a.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorotha was born July 8, 1920, to Chauncey and Myrtle (Kuykendall) Louderback...
Phyllis Jean Writtenhouse (07/11/08)
Phyllis Jean Writtenhouse, 64, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute. She was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Brazil, as the daughter of Amos and Betty Howard Kunkel. She graduated from Brazil High School...
James Nairn (07/10/08)
James Nairn, 78, Brazil, passed away at 5:50 a.m., July 9, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born March 12, 1930, in Brazil, to David and Christina (Gleonard) Nairn. He attended Brazil High School. Prior to joining the United States Army, he worked for Natco Clay Factory. While serving his country, he was stationed in Georgia and worked as a medic...
Barbara Ann (Cleghorn) Downing (07/10/08)
Barbara Ann (Cleghorn) Downing, 77, passed away July 9, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 30, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Ethyle Cleghorn. She was a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and a former employee of Ann-Hage Quaker Maid, owner-operator of the Blazing Stump Restaurant, sitter and substitute mother to hundreds of children...
Viola G. Messmer (07/09/08)
Viola G. Messmer, 103, Huntingburg, Ind., died at 8 p.m., Monday, July 7, at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper, Ind. She was born Nov. 22, 1904, in Huntingburg, to Ferdinand and Rose (Klueh) Woerter. She married Clement Messmer Oct. 6, 1925, in Huntingburg...
Alberta Marie Cantwell (07/08/08)
Alberta Marie Cantwell, 87, Indianapolis, died July 5, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 15, 1920, to Bernice Marie (Glitz) and Gustive Franklin Howald, in Brazil. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1938 and married Francis "Frank" Cantwell in October 1940...
Donald Ray Rogers (07/07/08)
Donald Ray Rogers, 61, Brazil, died at 6:05 a.m., Monday, July 7, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born March 12, 1947, in Brazil, as the son of Raymond and Helen Galbraith Rogers. He worked as a sanitation worker until his health declined...
Delores Kathylene Elwell (07/07/08)
Delores Kathylene Elwell, 71, North Charleston, S.C., formerly of Fontanet, passed away July 4, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant Hospice Center, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She was born in Vigo County, the daughter of Kenneth Anstead and Sylvia Hargen Anstead on Nov. 18, 1936...
Richard E. Modesitt (07/06/08)
Richard E. Modesitt, 83, Harmony, passed away at 9:50 a.m., July 5, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Sept. 25, 1924, in Terre Haute, to Orville and Rose (Armstrong) Modesitt. Following his mother's untimely death, his father married Mazo Scharf, who raised he and his siblings...
Helen Pierce (07/06/08)
Helen Pierce, 95, Clay City, died July 4, 2008, at Westridge Healthcare Facility. She was born July 6, 1912, in Clay City, the daughter of Simon and Anna Davis Adkins. She graduated from Clay City High School, class of 1932. She went to nursing school and graduated from the Union Hospital School of Nursing...
Nina Mary Deakins (07/06/08)
Nina Mary Deakins, 75, went to be with the Lord at 8:20 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. She was Born April 18, 1933, in Center Point, as the daughter of John H. and Mary Boyll Wehrmeyer. She attended school in Poland and later attended school in Staunton...
Everett Earl Minnick (07/06/08)
Everett Earl Minnick, 69, Orlando, Fla., passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. He was the son of William Earl Minnick and Mildred Chambers Minnick. He was born in Brazil on Jan. 22, 1939. He married Dorothy Norwood on Feb. 22, 1969. Everett enjoyed working with woodwork when his health enabled him. He enjoyed talking on the phone to lots of friends and relatives...
Charles N. McVey (07/04/08)
Charles N. McVey, 81, Cloverdale, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. He was born March 8, 1927, in Diamond, Ind., to Charles W. and Mary L. McVey. He served in the Army in Japan, in the Occupational Forces. He retired in 1989 after working for the Department of Correction as a sheet metal foreman. He was a member of the Eternal Life Baptist Church, Mooresville...
Mary C. Martin (07/04/08)
Mary C. Martin, 80, Brazil, passed away at 4:45 a.m., July 4, 2008, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Brazil, to Thomas R. and Mildred (Coleman) Thompson. Mrs. Martin graduated from Bridgeton High School. She worked as a sales clerk for Merit Shoe Store in Brazil for 19 years. On Jan. 17, 1948, she married Richard E. Martin. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family as well as playing Canasta...
Joan Lowder (07/02/08)
Joan Lowder, 60, Greencastle, passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent's Heart Center. Born March 27, 1948, she was the daughter of Donald and Julia Falconbury Bannon. She was a L.P.N. at various nursing homes in Terre Haute, Brazil and Greencastle for many years and was a member of the New Life Baptist Church...
Joyce Marlene Brock (07/02/08)
Joyce Marlene Brock, 69, Coatesville, passed away Tuesday evening at her home. She was born in Hendricks County, on Nov. 25, 1938, the daughter of Ralph and Marie Branson Russell. She was a homemaker, taught weekly religious education at Mill Creek Schools and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Stilesville Christian Church and a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship...
Jack W. "Snuff" Jenkins (07/01/08)
Jack W. "Snuff"?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...
Larry G. Whaley (07/01/08)
Larry G. Whaley, 56, Kentland, died at 1:05 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., after a battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1952, in Rensselaer, and was the son of Marvin and Betty Whaley, of Brook. On Aug. 5, 1973, he married Mary L. Woll, Brazil. She survives...