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Obituaries from January 2009

Sandra Lee Todd (01/30/09)
Sandra Lee Todd, 72, Euless, Texas, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. She was a native of E. St. Louis, Ill., born Jan. 10, 1937, the daughter of the late John H. Briner and the late Anna Martin Briner, owners of the Briner Blue Bonnet Restaurant, Brazil...
Louise Gwendolyn (Rissler) Brinson (01/29/09)
Mrs. Louis Gwendolyn (Rissler) Brinson, beloved wife, loving and hardworking mother, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to so many, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the age of 88. She was born in Parke County, on March 24, 1920, and married her high school sweetheart, Nathan, who passed away on Jan. 26, 2008...
Freda Kathryn (Boyce) Stallard (01/29/09)
Freda Kathryn (Boys) Stallard, 87, New Castle, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Brazil, the daughter of the late Dewey and Viola Woolford Boyce. She was a homemaker and an administrative assistant for Packard Manufacturing. She was a member of the Welcome Wagon Club...
Fay Elkin (01/28/09)
Fay Elkin, 97, Brazil, passed away at Clay County Health Center on Jan. 27, 2009. Fay was born to Arlie and Esther (Loudermilk) Willis on April 8, 1911, in Middlebury, Ind., in a one-room house that stood until recently. She attended several one-room schools in the Clay County area before graduating from Ashboro High School in 1931. ...
Mildred F. Garrigus Oaks (01/25/09)
Mildred F. Garrigus Oaks, 89, Franklin, passed away peacefully with family at her side at 3:10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Franklin United Methodist Community home. Born April 18, 1919, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Ora West Garrigus and was the eighth of 10 children...
Dr. C. Ray Mienheartt Jr. (01/22/09)
Dr. C. Ray Mienheartt Jr., 83, lifelong resident of Brazil, died at American Village Senior residence in Indianapolis. He had moved to Forest Creek Commons in Indianapolis four-and-a-half years ago, to be closer to his family. He was born in Brazil on Sept. 25, 1925, the son of Clifford Ray Mienheartt Sr., and Virgie Frost Mienheartt...
Helen M. Webster (01/22/09)
Helen M. Webster, 91, Brazil, died Jan. 21, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1917, in North Terre Haute, the daughter of Henry B. Fox and Cora Ellen Brown Fox. She worked as a nurse's aide at Clay County Hospital. She had been a resident of Cooper Towers for more than 20 years...
DeAnne Johnson (01/21/09)
DeAnne Johnson, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in her home. Born Sept. 7, 1937, she was the daughter of Ernest and Alice Hause Sutherlin. She had been an accountant for Stafford and Cummings Accounting for several years and a Visitation Officer for the Clay County Justice Center, and also belonged to the First Baptist Church...
Raymond Paul McCall (01/21/09)
Raymond Paul McCall, 79, Rosedale, died 12:09 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at West Central Community Hospital in Clinton. He was born Feb. 1, 1929, in rural Tangier in northern Parke County, Ind., to the late Clarence McCall and Pearl McCall. He was a retired laborer...
Myrna Rose Hayes Mercer (01/21/09)
Myrna Rose Hayes Mercer, 78, Lexington, Ky., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born July 19, 1930, in Brazil, as the daughter of the late Alva and Clara Moreland Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Northeast Christian Church in Lexington, and a former member of the Gregoryville Christian Church in Gregoryville...
Evelyn G. Ball Hillis (01/20/09)
Evelyn G. Ball Hillis, 82, Brazil, died Jan. 19, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for the past several months. She was born Oct. 15, 1926, at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of William Keith Ball and E. Geneva Wright Ball...
Howard R. Smith (01/20/09)
Howard R. Smith, 96, Coal City, passed away at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Jan. 19, 2009, at 1:38 p.m., following an extended illness. He was born March 8, 1912, to George Bayard and Iva (Grim) Smith. He graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1930. He married Marie Wright on April 13, 1935...
Rosetta Marilyn Blair (01/20/09)
Rosetta Marilyn Blair, 72, Clay City, passed away at her daughter's home at 3:40 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Greene County. She was the daughter of Henry T. and Pansy Goodman Rooksberry. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Marco High School...
Larry Edward Frazier (01/20/09)
Larry Edward Frazier, 68, Stockbridge, Ga., died Jan. 18, 2009, at his residence. He was born to Charles Jennings Frazier and Nellie Allen Frazier. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Doreen Ann O'Brian Frazier, whom he married in 1971 in Atlanta, children Lora Lawson and husband Jerry Lawson, Fontanet, Nelda Frazier and partner Lily Frazier, Greencastle, Larry Frazier Jr. ...
Lorene Lydia Wolf (01/20/09)
Lorene Lydia Wolf, 91, Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, passed away at 7:20 p.m., Jan. 19, 2009. She was born in Owen Co., Sept. 4, 1917, to Peter and Myrtle Smith Thomas. On Nov. 26, 1942 she married Robert Mitchell Wolf. Lorene taught for 33 years at Patricksburg, Clay City, and Coal City Elementary Schools...
Ruth Carol Crabb (01/19/09)
Ruth Carol Crabb, 80, Brazil, died Jan. 16, 2009, at 6:20 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been a resident of Clay Health Center for the past three years. She was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Monticello, Ind., the daughter of Howard E. Gustin and Ruth Cullen Gustin...
Robert Oscar Head "Big O" (01/19/09)
Robert Oscar Head "Big O," 67, Brazil, passed away at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 17, 2009, at Union Hospital, following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Brazil, July 29, 1941, to George and Margaret (Day) Head. He attended Van Buren High School. His first job was at Midland Chairs in Brazil, where he began working as a janitor...
Vivian C. Penry (01/15/09)
Vivian C. Penry, 94, Terre Haute, died at 1:05 p.m., Jan. 14, 2009, at Southside Nursing Home. She was born in Parke County on May 18, 1914, to John Wesley Collings and Gladys Swaim Collings. She graduated from Marshall High School and attended Indiana State Normal...
Robert G. Adams (01/15/09)
Robert G. Adams, 87, Columbia, Ill., formerly of Brazil, died at 7:18 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Columbia, Ill. He was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Brazil, as the son of Grover C. and Helen M. Beers Adams. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a Chief Motor Machinist's Mate...
Esther Naomi Fitch (01/15/09)
E Esther Naomi Fitch, 96, Brazil, died at 8:50 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at her son's residence south of Brazil. She was born June 8, 1913, in Perry Township, Clay County, as the daughter of Walter A. and Sarah Nancy Logan Deeter. Following high school, she graduated from college and began a career as a teacher until her retirement. She was married to Charles Fitch, who preceded her in death April 19, 1988...
Eva Lucile MacDonald (01/14/09)
Eva Lucile MacDonald, 87, Brazil, died at 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born July 29, 1921, in Putnam County, as the daughter of James and Maggie Girton Hedge. She had been employed as a press operator at Columbia Records, Terre Haute...
Amy Zelma Chatham (01/14/09)
Amy Zelma Chatham, 91, Atwood, Ill., was welcomed by her Savior on Jan. 13, 2009. She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Center Point, to Terry and Vinnie (Boyce) Crafton, and married Charles W. Chatham on June 1, 1935. Over the years, Amy and her late husband Charles owned and operated a small neighborhood grocery store and owned and operated a restaurant in Brazil. She was known for her pies. She and her late husband wintered in Florida until his death in 1987...
Mary Jane Rice (01/12/09)
Mary Jane Rice, 90, Brazil, died at 9:11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Mary was born Feb. 20, 1918, in Brazil, as the daughter of William R. and Lester Fleming Todd. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1933, she attended and graduated from Indiana State University with her bachelors and masters degrees...
Arthur William Jonas (01/12/09)
Arthur William Jonas, 87, Center Point, died Jan. 11, 2009, at his residence. He was born March 20, 1921, in Chicago, to Arthur Frank and Mae "Bernard" Jonas. He was a former officer of the U.S. Naval Air Force in World War II. He was retired after 36 years as a rural mail carrier from the U.S. Post Office...
Mary Jane Kinnaley (01/11/09)
Mary Jane Kinnaley, 88, Payne, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Brazil, on Aug. 5, 1920, the daughter of the late Roy and Marguerite (Kastner) Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish of Paulding County...
Myra E. Grigsby Allen Higgins (01/11/09)
Myra E. Grigsby Allen Higgins, 66, Brazil, died Jan. 10, 2009, in Greencastle, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. She was born March 25, 1942, in Putnam County, the daughter of Levi Grigsby and Nellie Waddle. On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Thomas Wayne Higgins Sr. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2005...
Charles Edward Deal (01/11/09)
Charles Edward Deal, 77, Brazil, died at 4:35 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Holly Hill Healthcare, Brazil. Ed was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Knightsville, as the son of Paul C. and Minnie Campbell Deal. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-55...
Ruth Ann McKee (01/11/09)
Ruth Ann McKee, 66, Hendersonville, N.C., passed away very suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, N.C., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Ruth Ann inspired those around her to make the most of their disabilities and not dwell on their personal disabilities or problems...
Earl I. Buzard (01/08/09)
Earl I. Buzard, 85, LaGrange, Ga., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Buzard was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Harmony, Ind., son of the late Walter E. and Esther Cooney Buzard. He was a retired Associate Warden with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and had lived in LaGrange for the past 11 years...
Rosemary E. "Jean" Stearley (01/07/09)
Rosemary E. "Jean" Stearley, 90, Brazil, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Jan. 6, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a short illness. She was born in Clay County, Dec. 13, 1918, to Daniel and Myrtle (Blair) Fisher. Jean graduated from Staunton High School as the class president. She worked in the Clay County Treasurers office and later for Columbia Records in Terre Haute...
Ruth L. Nees Watson (01/04/09)
Ruth L. Nees Watson, 95, Terre Haute, died Friday morning, Jan. 2, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was a speech teacher, having taught at Indiana State University for more than 25 years. She was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Clay County, to Charles F. Butts and Rosa E. Jeffers Butts...
Roxie B. Kumpf (01/04/09)
Roxie B. Kumpf, 80, Brazil, died at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home near Turner, Ind. Roxie was born March 21, 1928, in Brazil, as the daughter of J. Irwin and Hester Martin Hibbs. She had been employed as a supervisor at R.H. Donnely in Terre Haute and had worked at McMach Insurance...
Roy N. Mong (01/01/09)
Roy N. Mong, 100, Mooresville, passed away at Miller's Merry Manor, Mooresville, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. He was born Nov. 18, 1908, in Brazil, to Nick and Cory (McCollough) Mon. Roy was a 1928 graduate of Staunton High School. He was a Navy Veteran serving during World War II...
Dennis Leon Knight Sr. (01/01/09)