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Obituaries from October 2008

Josephine F. Biggs (10/31/08)
Josephine F. Biggs, 91, Terre Haute, passed away Oct. 29, 2008, at the Clay County Health Center, Brazil. She was born Feb. 14, 1917, the daughter of Charles E. Galloway and Mary (Norton) Galloway. She married Wayne Biggs. He preceded her in death. Josephine retired from JC Penny as a clerk. She was also a homemaker, a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Patrick's Altar Society...
Monte Krauchi (10/31/08)
Monte Krauchi, 58, Clay City, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, On Oct. 21, 2008, following a long term illness. He was born April 15, 1950, to Richard and Margaret (Stunkard) Krauchi. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1968 and was very active in sports...
Julie Sue Cooprider (10/31/08)
Julie Sue Cooprider, 34, Zanesville, Ohio, originally from Brazil, went to be with her Lord early Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2008, at her parent's home in Brazil surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 20, 1974, in Brazil, as the daughter of Chester and Sue Sampson Stevenson...
Gleneva M. Parsley (10/28/08)
Gleneva M. Parsley, 78, Clay City, died unexpectedly Oct. 27, 2008, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born June 26, 1930, the daughter of Paul David "Bob" Zurcher and Waneta Snellenburger Zurcher. She attended Clay City High School...
Nancy J. Staley (10/27/08)
Nancy J. Staley, 53, Clay City, died Oct. 26, 2008, at 7:04 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following complications from leukemia. She was born to Glenn and Mildred Tinkel Green on Aug. 29, 1955, in Wabash County, Ind. She graduated from Southwood High School in Wabash County and then attended Purdue University...
Bernice I. Corey (10/24/08)
Bernice I. Corey, 76, Terre Haute, died at her residence at 10:10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. She was born in Vigo County June 5, 1932, to August Weil and Zora Montgomery Weil. She was a member of Union Christian Church, a long-time member of Maryland Community Church and currently was attending Oak Hill Community Church...
Bernice I. Corey (10/24/08)
Bernice I. Corey, 76, Terre Haute, died at her residence at 10:10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. She was born in Vigo County June 5, 1932, to August Weil and Zora Montgomery Weil. She was a member of Union Christian Church, a long-time member of Maryland Community Church and currently was attending Oak Hill Community Church...
Elaine Marie Phillips (10/22/08)
Elaine Marie Phillips, 60, Crawfordsville, passed away Oct. 22, 2008, at 4:30 a.m., at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Effingham, Ill., to Darrell and Lois Grupy Call. She graduated from Van Buren High School, married Jack Phillips on March 14, 1981, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose...
Betty Lou (Keyes) Knopp (10/22/08)
Betty Lou (Keyes) Knopp, 70, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly at her residence Oct. 21, 2008. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 13, 1938, to Eldridge and Elda (Loos) Keyes. Mrs. Knopp attended Otter Creek High School. She worked as a cook at Lost Creek Elementary School and then at Union Hospital until retiring in 1997. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brazil. Mrs. Knopp enjoyed sewing and cooking, playing cards and her little Pekinese "Ginger."...
Monte Krauchi (10/22/08)
Monte Krauchi, 58, Clay City, passed away at Methodist Hospital Oct. 21, following a long term illness. He was born April 15, 1950, to Richard and Margaret (Stunkard) Krauchi. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1968 and was very active in sports...
Ronald Gilbert Fagg (10/21/08)
Ronald Gilbert Fagg, 65, Seelyville, died at noon Oct. 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1942, in Terre Haute, the son of Gilbert and Anna Brock Fagg. He was a correctional officer at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 976...
Monte Krauchi (10/21/08)
Monte Krauchi, 58, Clay City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, Friday, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steve Rundell officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m...
Brenda Mustard (10/20/08)
Brenda Mustard, 66, Brazil, was called home to Glory Oct. 19, 2008, at 7:35 a.m., following an 18-year battle with Huntington's Corea. She was surrounded by her loving family as God granted her peace. She was born in Indianapolis, to Arthur and Marjorie (Lunsford) Dickison Sept. ...
Ada M. Naanes (10/20/08)
Ada M. Naanes, 73, Spencer, passed away at the Owen Valley Health Campus, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. She was born Nov. 26, 1934, to Charles E. and Rita J. (Leach) Welch, in Brazil. Ada had worked at Spencer Cord until its closing. She was a homemaker, Sunday School teacher and member of the Missionary Circle at Cuba Baptist...
Frank Samuel Wright Jr. (10/19/08)
Frank Samuel Wright Jr., 57, Staunton, passed away at Clay County Health Center Oct. 18, 2008, at 8:32 a.m., following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Jeffersonville, to Margaret and Frank Wright. Frank kept busy working for family and friends landscaping and doing odd jobs. ...
Tina Hillman VanDeVanter Wilson (10/19/08)
Tina Hillman VanDeVanter Wilson, 43, Stilesville, died Oct. 18, 2008. She was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Beech Grove, the daughter of Kenneth Acton and Merline Parks. She graduated from Monrovia High School in 1983. She had recently earned her certification to be a veterinarian technician and was employed at St. Francis Animal Hospital, Camby...
Catherine Jean "Cathie" Williamson (10/15/08)
Catherine Jean "Cathie" Williamson, 64, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 26, 1944, in Detroit, the daughter of the late Thomas C. and the late Jesse Jean (Lynch) Marsden. Over the years, she was employed at several different places in the Wabash Valley, including Columbia House...
Beulah Betty Whitesell (10/15/08)
Beulah Betty Whitesell, 87, formerly of Brazil, died at 9:35 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at The Waters, Greencastle. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Vigo County, the daughter of the late Fred and the late Eola (Strotman) Denham. On Oct. 10, 1945, she was married to Reed Whitesell, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Harmony Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Catherine Williamson (10/14/08)
Catherine Williamson, 64, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at 1:32 p.m., at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com for more information. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of The Brazil Times...
Hanna Alene Faith Jerrell-Barton (10/14/08)
Hanna Alene Faith Jerrell-Barton, newborn daughter of Ren Daniel Barton and Samantha Lynn Jerrell, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, shortly after her birth at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Survivors include her parents, sister Trenity Lynn Barton at home, maternal grandparents John and Cheri (Lawson) Jerrell, Linton, maternal great-grandparents Larry (Brenda) Jerrell, Linton, and Donald (Charleen) Black, Brazil, paternal grandparents Terry (Stephens) (Paul) Lux, Linton, and Richard (Melissa) Barton, Dugger, paternal great-grandparents Wilma Stephens and Jerry (Marlene) Lux, all of Linton, Godparents Carl (Beverly) Westfall, Linton, and several aunts and uncles.. ...
Ruth Frances Wellman Culler (10/14/08)
Ruth Frances Wellman Culler, 98, Clay County, died Oct. 13, 2008, at 8:22 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. She was born April 26, 1910, on a farm in Clay County, to Gerhard and Martha Modesitt Wellman. She was a lifelong resident of Clay County, having lived on a farm on Birch Creek, and a farm west of Clay City...
Howard Richard Rubeck (10/14/08)
Howard Richard Rubeck, 81, Center Point, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Gosport Funeral Home, Gosport. He was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Owen County, to Clifford Daniel Rubeck and Mary Pauline (Schroer) Rubeck. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and on May 17, 1947, he married Pauline (Mikolaitis) Rubeck. He also worked as a clerk for IBM in Greencastle...
Rex E. DuBois (10/13/08)
Rex E. DuBois, 86, Patricksburg, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at the Residence At McCormick's Creek, Spencer. He was born April 9, 1922, in Shelburn, Ind., the son of Christian Nicholas DuBois and Stella Mae (McGranahan) DuBois. He was the owner/operator of DuBois Lumber, Hardware and Sawmill, Bowling Green...
John Thompson (10/13/08)
John Thompson, 67, Belle Union, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind. He was born June 12, 1941, in Plainfield, to Clifford Earl Thompson and Nora Ida (Rooker) Thompson. On Dec. 28, 1962, he married Marsha (Clearwaters) Thompson. She survives...
Lloyd Richard Shamel (10/13/08)
Lloyd Richard Shamel, 86, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, died on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. Mr. Shamel was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Greencastle, to Edgar and Mabel Lawton Shamel. He retired from Conrail Railroad as a signalman with 42 years of service, which began with the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of Zorah Shrine Temple, Terre Haute, and the Oriental Shrine Band...
Connie Vaughn Morlan (10/10/08)
Connie Vaughn Morlan, 60, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 9, 2008, at IU Med Center, Indianapolis, shortly following surgery. He was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Brazil, to Reeve and Iona (O'Hern) Morlan. Mr. Morlan graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1966. ...
Jerry Dean Schlegel (10/10/08)
Jerry Dean Schlegel, 69, formerly of Clay City, passed away Oct. 8, 2008. He was born, July 31, 1939, in Clay City, and graduated from Clay City High School. He was a member of the Army National Guard and worked for Peabody Coal Company retiring in 1998. Jerry was an excellent wood craftsman. He made beautiful furniture and children's toys. He was a great neighbor in his north side neighborhood...
Robert W. Wayne (10/09/08)
Robert W. Wayne, 82, Rosedale, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was the son of Foster Braner and Peal Cox Braner. He is survived by his wife and companion of 40 years, Carolyn Fowler Braner, daughters Leah Thomas and husband Mike, Judson, Lori Randolph and husband Brad, Rosedale, and Libby Rafter Fowler, Lyford, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Glen A. Fry (10/09/08)
Glen A. Fry, 74, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, Oct. 8, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born in South Bend, Ind., June 14, 1934, to Grant and Nora (Goodar) Fry. He graduated from Jackson High School with the class of 1969...
Mary Lillyblade (10/09/08)
Mary Lillyblade, 85, Brazil, passed suddenly away, Oct. 8, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, due to heart failure. She was born in North Chicago, Aug. 24, 1923, to Joseph and Mary Peshut. She graduated from Jack Benny High School then began working for Abbott Laboratories in Waukegan, Ill. Following her marriage to Charles Lillyblade on Oct. 19, 1945, they moved to Brazil where she began raising her family...
Clarence H. Metz Jr. (10/07/08)
Clarence H. Metz Jr., 85, Brazil, passed away at 3:40 p.m., Oct. 6, 2008, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, following complications of surgery. He was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Brazil, to Clarence Sr. and Bertha (LeMay) Metz. Clarence graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1942. Following high school, he married Maxine Dierdorff on Oct. 11, 1942. Shortly after their marriage, he entered the United States Army, where he served in European Theatre during World War II...
Richard Lee Burroff Sr. (10/07/08)
Richard Lee Burroff Sr., 70, Staunton, passed away Monday afternoon at Union Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Russellville, the son of Armour and Susie Patterson Burroff. He married Dorene J. Farley and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1999...
John David Fleisher (10/07/08)
John David Fleisher, 75, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, loving husband, brother, father and grandfather, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Born Oct. 22, 1932, in Sullivan, Ind., to the late Earl F. Fleisher and Helen B. (Fugate) Fleisher. Graduated from Brazil High School in 1950 and joined the U.S. Navy to serve aboard the U.S.S. Dortch during the Korean War...
Forest Alden Reeves (10/06/08)
Forest Alden Reeves, 89, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Clay County, died Oct. 2, 2008, in Tucson. He was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Lena, Ind., as the son of Carl C. and Lula Mae Danberry Reeves. Forest was an experienced carpenter. He greatest passion was woodworking. What he made out of wood and gave to others is his legacy...
Ruth A. Randall (10/06/08)
Ruth A. Randall, 78, Brazil, passed away at her residence Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, after an apparent heart attack. She was born June 3, 1930, in Brazil, to Anton and Sophia (Egener) Massinon. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1948...
Mary Elizabeth Duell Clark (10/06/08)
Mary Elizabeth Duell Clark, 85, Brazil, died at Cloverleaf Nursing Home, Knightsville, on Oct. 4, 2008, at 9:35 p.m. Mary was born on Jan. 24, 1923, in Manhattan, Ind., to Zaring and Nellie Rollings Duell. She was a 1941 graduate of Reelsville High School. On July 4, 1923, she married Emerson Clark. He preceded her in death...
Rod A. Handy (10/05/08)
Rod A. Handy, 59, Brazil, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Terre Haute, Jan. 10, 1949, to Jack and Willa (Johnson) Handy. He graduated from Wiley High School in 1967. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, on the USS Albany from 1967-71...
Patty G. Stearley (10/05/08)
Patty G. Stearley, 72, Brazil, died Oct. 3, 2008, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Patty was born Sept. 27, 1936, in Clay County, one of the three daughter of Frank Bedwell Jr. and Esther Price Bedwell. She graduated from Brazil High School and married her sweetheart, James F. Stearley, on Feb. 12, 1954...
Marcella Jane Jenkins (10/03/08)
Marcella Jane Jenkins, 86, Carmel, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. Marcella was born May 10, 1922, in Ashboro, to the late Hugh and Floy Wenning McCann. Marcella is survived by her husband Robert E. "Bob" Jenkins, son Gary K. Jenkins and wife Kathleen, and grandsons Brian and Kevin Jenkins...
Oliver Jeremiah Noel (10/03/08)
Oliver Jeremiah Noel, infant son born to Jeremy and Sarah Moore Noel Oct. 2, 2008, at 2:17 p.m., died at birth. Survivors include his loving parents and sisters Evie Noel and Paisley Noel, maternal grandparents, John and Kathryn Moore, all of Brazil, paternal grandmother Pamela Rowe, South Bend, two great-grandmothers, Carol Owen and Rose Anna Moore, Brazil, six aunts and uncles, Valerie Clutter and husband Jason, North Carolina, Elijah Moore and wife Hildey, Rachel Borden and husband David, Caleb Moore, Landry Moore, and Misti Noel-Bell and husband Aaron, all of Brazil, and a large extended family.. ...
John Robert Crofton (10/02/08)
John Robert Crofton, 84, Brazil, passed away at 1:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Thomas Crofton and Nell (Louderback) Crofton. John graduated high school and served his country in the United States Navy...
Coedy Allen Peterson (10/02/08)
Coedy Allen Peterson, 25, Reelsville, formerly of Paris, Ill., died Oct. 1, 2008, at Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 10, 1983, in Vigo County, the son of Dale Allen Peterson and Ronda Lynn Tresner Peterson. He graduated from South Putnam High School, class of 2001. He last worked as a floor technician for All American Cleaning Service...
Zona Rae Garrigus (10/01/08)
Zona Rae Garrigus, 52, Terre Haute, passed away Sept. 29, 2008, following a car accident. She was born Sept. 3, 1956, in Brazil, the daughter of Lowell and Carolyn Cooper Garrigus. Zona graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1975 and then Indiana State University in 1979 with a degree in Graphic Arts. ...
Elizabeth F. Nussel (10/01/08)
Elizabeth F. Nussel, 101, Brazil, died at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her residence. She was born near Patricksburg, Ind., in Owen County, on June 13, 1907, as the daughter of Samuel Norris and Caroline Kieffaber Norris. She attended Public School No. 6 in Owen County...
Lewis F. Anderson (10/01/08)
Lewis F. Anderson, 96, Brazil, passed away Sept. 30, 2008, at 5:25 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Cambridge, Ohio, the son of Marion Anderson and Emma Black Anderson. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1930. He moved to Brazil in 1933. On March 29, 1935, he married Margaret P. Walker Anderson, who preceded him in death on April 29, 2003...
Charlotte Ellen Pitts (10/01/08)
Charlotte Ellen Pitts, 83, Brazil, passed away at 4:45 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, following an extended illness. Born in Morristown, Ind., June 16, 1925, she was the daughter of Harry Edgar and Fannie Ellen (Brown) Carmony. She graduated in 1943 from Morristown High School and attended Olivet Nazarene University. ...