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Obituaries from February 2009

Calvin Conrad Callahan (02/27/09)
Calvin Conrad Callahan, 82, Reelsville, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Vigo County, as the son of Arthur and Maggie Sinclare Callahan. He had been employed until his retirement with Penn Central and Conrail railroad operations. He was a member of the Eastside Christian Church where he had been a Sunday school teacher and long-time elder. He had also been a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge...
Juanita June Clevenger (02/26/09)
Juanita June Clevenger, 84, Bowling Green, died at 12:14 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 10, 1924, in Bowling Green, as the daughter of John and Olive Milligan Clarke. She graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1942. During World War II, she worked in a defense plant in Indianapolis manufacturing bombsights for allied aircraft...
Pat Laubacher (02/26/09)
Pat Laubacher, 83, California, formerly of Brazil, died in her home Feb. 24, 2009, surrounded by her five children and loved ones. Pat was well-known and well-loved in the community for her many years of teaching at Santa Clara Elementary School and as an active member of the Santa Clara Parish in Oxnard, Calif...
Letha Marquerita (Barding) McCullough (02/25/09)
Letha Marquerita (Barding) McCullough, 93, Brazil, died at her residence Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, following a brief illness. She was born in Versailles, Mo., July 16, 1915, to Nan and James B. Barding. Her family moved to Brazil two years later. She was a lifelong member of the Berea Christian Church and loving and devoted mother and homemaker. In later years, she worked in the Office at Clay County Hospital until retiring...
Carolyn Sue Metz (02/25/09)
Carolyn Sue Metz, 73, Brazil, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Cobblestone Crossing, Terre Haute, from complications following at heart attack in October 2008. She was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Clinton, Ind., the daughter of Jack Moore and Lorene Harris Moore. She was raised in Knightsville and graduated from Brazil High School. On Oct. 1, 1954, she married John "Jack" A. Metz, Jr...
Dorothy L. Hunsicker (02/25/09)
Dorothy L. Hunsicker, 85, Brazil, died Feb. 23, 2009, at 5:15 p.m., at Clay Health Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Owen County, the daughter of George Nees and Alice Meyer Nees. She graduated from high school and on May 17, 1941, she married Woodrow Hunsicker...
Carroll W. Newport (02/24/09)
Carroll W. Newport, 84, Brazil, died Feb. 22, 2009, at 7:10 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Center Point, the son of Henry Franklin and Minnie Olive Brand Newport. He graduated from Ashboro High School. He served in the U.S. Army for a short time and was honorably discharged due to a back injury...
Claude William 'Bill' Selby (02/23/09)
Claude William "Bill" Selby, 87, Brazil, died at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1921, in Zanesville, Ohio, as the son of Ruben and Fern Wright Selby. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a Light Tank Crewman...
Mary R. (Palm) Phillips (02/22/09)
Mary R. (Palm) Phillips, 81, Brazil, passed away at 12:45 a.m., Feb. 21, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1926, as the daughter of Stanley and Lana Palm. Mary attended Brazil High School and later married Milton Phillips...
Mary Elizabeth Boyce (02/20/09)
Mary Elizabeth Boyce, 75, Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 1:50 a.m., Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Greenwood. She was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ray and Ora Raab Marks. She graduated from Brazil High School and Ball State University. She was a homemaker who had also worked at WBOW Radio Station, Terre Haute. She enjoyed nature, history, reading and needlework...
Ronald Malcom Thompson (02/19/09)
Ronald Malcom Thompson, 67, Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Harmony, the son of Edward and Anise Bullerdick Thompson. He was married to Betty Cornwell Thompson. At the request of the deceased, his body was cremated and a memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Clearview Cemetery...
Billy B. Jolliff (02/19/09)
Mr. Billy B. Jolliff, 64, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, passed away Thursday morning at his residence. Born March 13, 1944, in E. St. Louis, he was the son of John Wesley and Betty (Tweedy) Joliff. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War...
Chester A. Cox Jr. (02/17/09)
Chester A. Cox Jr., 82, passed away Feb. 13, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Brazil, to Chester A. Cox Sr. and Dovie Stewart Cox. After graduating from Brazil High School, Chester worked in the brick industry of Brazil for about eight years and then decided to go to college. He worked the night shift and commuted daily to Terre Haute, taking pre-pharmacy classes at Indiana State Teachers College...
Col. Wm. F. Middledorf (02/17/09)
Col. Wm. F. Middledorf passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Arlington, Va. Bill served in the United States Air Force for a period of 30 years, retiring in 1972, after flying several years as a B-52 pilot during the cold war years. Survivors include sons James W. Middledorf and wife Maric, Robert Payne Middledorf, Alexandria, Va., daughter Virginia Faucette and husband Doug, six grandchildren, and brother James Middledorf and wife Betty, Brazil...
Donald L. Naylor (02/17/09)
Donald L. Naylor, 83, Rochester, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in Rochester, Ind. He was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Indianapolis, as the son of Earl William and Irene Adams Naylor. Following graduation from high school he joined the U.S. ...
Ronald Malcom Thompson (02/13/09)
Ronald Malcom Thompson, 67, Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Harmony, as the son of Edward and Anise Bullerdick Thompson. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War...
David W. James (02/16/09)
David W. James, 48, Brazil, died Feb. 14, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sept. 6, 1960, in Vigo County, the son of Kenneth and Helen Kemp James. He graduated from Terre Haute North High School. He worked for 14 years as a machine operator for Chesty Foods in Terre Haute and then for 15 years, he worked as a welder for Great Dane Trailers in Brazil...
Rhoda G. Roeschlein (02/16/09)
Rhoda G. Roeschlein, 91, Brazil, died Feb. 15, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare facility. She had been a resident there a short time. She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Vigo County, the daughter of James E. Thomas and Glen Barnhart Thomas. She graduated from Ashboro High School, class of 1936. She also attended Browns Business School...
Roy L. Cassady (02/16/09)
Roy L. Cassady, 89, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Feb. 14, 2009, at Regency Manor, Floresville, Texas. He was born July 28, 1919, in Cloverdale, and was the son of the late Porter Marcy and Viola (Blythe) Cassady. He married Bertha June (Boswell) Cassady Nov. 5, 1954, and she preceded him in death Dec. 11, 1976...
Theodore C. "Ted" Ochs (02/16/09)
Theodore C. "Ted" Ochs, 88, Peoria, Ill., passed away at 8:33 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at OSF Saint Claire Home, Peoria Heights, Ill. He was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Pesotum, Ill., to Theodore L. and Mary Alblinger Ochs. He first married Edna E. Powers Nov. 10, 1944, in Peoria. She passed away May 30, 1979, in Peoria...
Mickey Nadine Snider (02/16/09)
Mickey Nadine Snider, 78, Brazil, died Feb. 13, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., at Danville Regional Rehabilitation, Danville, Ind. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Putnam County, the daughter of Halbert Cleon Snider and Grace E. Stewart Snider. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Dorothy "Dottie" Sue Burgess (02/13/09)
Dorothy "Dottie" Sue Burgess, 70, died late Friday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 22, 1939, in Patriot, Ind., as the daughter of David W. and Ada Ascherman White. Following graduation from Madison High School, she attended and graduated from Indiana State University where she earned her Masters Degree in education. After years of teaching she began a career in administration of long-term healthcare facilities...
James Thomas "Tom" Brown (02/11/09)
James Thomas "Tom" Brown, 90, Brazil, died at 4:35 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born April 7, 1918, in Carbon, as the son of Oreal and Alda Allen Brown. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served in the Pacific Area during World War II, including combat operations in Okinawa and Ryuku Island. He was honorably discharged April 4, 1946...
Mr. David E. Duell (02/11/09)
Mr. David E. Duell, 74, Reelsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Waters of Greencastle. Born March 8, 1934, in Brazil, he was the son of David R. and Annabelle (Roberts) Duell. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School "Class of 1953" and had attended DePauw University. He married Donna Jean (Gaddis) Duell Oct. 25, 1968, and she preceded him in death Feb. 21, 2000...
Mildred I. Stewart (02/08/09)
Mildred I. Stewart, 87, Brazil, died at 8:55 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Clay County Health Center, where she had received loving care. She was born June 25, 1921, in Carbon, as the daughter of Clarence Chester and Pearl Sutherland McCall. Following high school, she married Roy E. Stewart March 27, 1938...
Pearl Marie Gullifor (02/06/09)
Pearl Marie Gullifor, 75, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, following an extended illness. She was born in Omaha, Neb., on Dec. 14, 1933, to Pete and Mae Greenhagen. She married Jim Gullifor March 13, 1970. Mrs. Gullifor stayed home to care for and raise her family...
Terry W. Fox (02/06/09)
Terry W. Fox, 54, Terre Haute, passed away Feb. 5, 2009, in his home with his loving wife by his side. He was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Terre Haute, to George Oscar Fox and Celestia (McClain) Fox. Terry worked as a meat cutter in earlier years and enjoyed fishing...
Samuel Albert Ogborn (02/06/09)
Samuel Albert Ogborn, 83, lifetime resident of Center Point, passed away at Richard L. Roudesbush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Feb. 4, 2009, at 11:50 p.m., following a heart attack. He was born in Center Point, Nov. 2, 1925, to Albert and Alma (Hofmann) Ogborn. He graduated from Bowling Green High School. In 1955, he joined the United States Army and served his country until being honorably discharged in November 1956...
Mary O. French (02/06/09)
Mary O. French, 91, of Brazil, died Feb. 5, 2009, at 7:15 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Clay County, one of 10 children of John I. Girton and Maude Gooch Girton. She graduated from Van Buren High School. Mary worked as a telephone operator for Brazil Telephone Service for many years...
Susan H. (Booe) Frazier (02/05/09)
Susan H. (Booe) Frazier, 80, Brazil, passed away at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, 2009, at Cloverleaf Nursing Home, Knightsville, following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Reelsville, to Elmer and Lettie (Atkinson) Booe. She married Cecil Frazier in 1946. She graduated with the class of 1947 from Reelsville High School...
Cristy Elaine Wells (02/05/09)
Cristy Elaine Wells, 51, Brazil, passed away at Westridge Health Care, Terre Haute, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, following a long battle with cancer. She was born July 14, 1958, in Clay County, to Robert William and Gertrude (McVey) Wells. Cristy enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson's, playing Yatzee and Bingo and had a soft heart for children...
Mickey Frank Mankins (02/05/09)
Mickey Frank Mankins, 76, Brazil, died at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born June 1, 1932, in Parke County, as the son of Ealey and Inez Myers Mankins. He married Mary S. Shorter Sept. 30, 1961. Mickey had been employed as a construction worker until his retirement. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle...
Ross Eldon Nevins (02/04/09)
Ross Eldon Nevins, 82, Brazil, passed away at Holly Hill Rehabilitation Center, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, following an extended illness. He was born in Coxville, Ind., on Nov. 23, 1926, to Frank and Floa (Cox) Nevins. Mr. Nevins worked for 20 years at Natco in Brazil as well as 20 years at Alcan in Terre Haute. He also farmed in the Clay County area, retiring from farming and Alcan in 1988...
Harvey Haverluck (02/04/09)
Harvey Haverluck, 66, Brazil, died Feb. 3, 2009. Harvey was born March 19, 1942, and grew up in Savant Lake, Ontario. He attended Michigan Tech University, where he played hockey as a goalie and obtained a degree in civil engineering. He had a long and productive career in the smokestack construction and maintenance industry, working for Hamon-Custodis for a total of 32 years...
Larry Paul Jeffers (02/03/09)
Larry Paul Jeffers, 26, rural Brazil, died during surgery on Jan. 31, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born in Terre Haute on Feb. 20, 1982, to Gary and Brenda (Lang) Jeffers Hinton. He was employed as a machine operator at Heartland Automotive, Greencastle...
Augustus "Ted" Heiliger (02/03/09)
Augustus "Ted" Heiliger, 76, Cornelius, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 27, 1932, in Brazil, to the late Augustus and Blodwyn Jones Heiliger. Prior to moving to Lake Norman, he retired from a lifelong career in the aerospace industry, most recently his 19 years with Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Conn...
Kenneth Vorhes Jones (02/03/09)
Kenneth Vorhes Jones, 71, Fillmore, died at 8:10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Brazil, as the son of John and Blanche Mooreland Jones. He worked in construction activities until his retirement. He was a member of Moose Lodge and Local 120 Union Hall, Indianapolis...
Raymond Milliard Scott Sr. (02/03/09)
Raymond Milliard Scott Sr., 53, passed away Dec. 30, 2008. He was an owner operator in the trucking industry and a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 103. He was also a Harley Davidson enthusiast. Survivors include his wife Denise Scott, sons Raymond Scott Jr., and Howard Thomas III, daughters Ashlie Nicole Scott, Shaundra Marie John (Justin), and Christina Morgan, grandchildren Trey and Seth Cowden, Joseph Morgan, Tamara and Eric Thomas, and Orianna and Jaden John, sister Ruth Oliphant (Bobby), and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.. ...
Diane Rose Lewis (02/03/09)
Diane Rose Lewis, 62, Rockville, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at 2:32 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Celina, Ohio, the daughter of Paul Studer and Marie Dallinghouse Studer. She graduated from Celina High School. She was a dietary manager at Holly Hill Healthcare...
Norma Weise (02/02/09)
Norma Weise, 76, Rockville, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was the daughter of Harry Rodgers and Nancy Faye Rodgers. Survivors include sons Randall E. Weise and wife Nancy, Rockville, and Daniel J. Weise and wif Melissa, Otterbien, Ind., daughters Karen A. Hill, Rockville, and Peggy W. Hutchens and husband Kent, Bridgeton, brother Robert Rodgers, New Market, sister Dorothy Rodgers Craig, Crawfordsville, and 12 grandchildren...
Louada L. White (02/02/09)
Louada L. White, 77, Coal City, died Jan. 29, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born on Aug. 14, 1931, in Clay County, the daughter of Archie and Audrey Funk Horn. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1950 and married Hardy White on March 30, 1953...
Ethel Farrimond Creasey Hughes (02/02/09)
Ethel Farrimond Creasey Hughes, 86, Terre Haute, passed away in her residence on Jan. 30, 2009, at 3:45 p.m. She was born in West Terre Haute, on June 22, 1922, to Henry Farrimond and Alice Ann Chritchley Farrimond. Ethel loved to travel, especially to Branson, Mo., and was an avid fan of The Lennon Sisters, Lawrence Welk and Tinkerbell and was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother...
Mary Corbin Huber (02/01/09)
Mary Corbin Huber, 92, Greenwood, formerly of Terre Haute, died Friday Jan. 30, 2009, at 12:15 a.m., in Greenwood Village South. She was born May 2, 1916, in Brazil, to Ottomer Corbin and Tressa (Williams) Corbin. She was a school teacher for 44 years having taught in Vigo County and Clay County. ...
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Moore Kouns (02/01/09)
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Moore Kouns, 35, Cory, died Jan. 30, 2009, at 2:28 a.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She had been battling kidney failure and other illnesses for the past four years. She was born March 1, 1973, in Plant City, Fla., the daughter of Marilyn Moore...