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Obituaries from March 2009

William (Bill) Jay Douthitt (03/27/09)
William (Bill) Jay Douthitt passed away shortly before Christmas after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 8, 1924, the eldest son of William Jesse Douthitt and Grace Terree (Dickson) Douthitt. In his youth, he attended Manhattan School and entered Greencastle High School, graduating in 1942. During his school years, he was a part-time employee at Kroger with Bob Dean and Chester Trout...
Betty L. Harris (03/31/09)
Betty L. Harris, 77, Terre Haute, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Monday, March 30, 2009, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, at 12:04 a.m. Born Jan. 8, 1932, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of William Schimmel and Goldie (Middleton) Schimmel...
Elenora (Vannerson) McCain (03/30/09)
Elenora (Vannerson) McCain, 82, Brazil, died at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute, March 28, 2009, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Paducah, Ky., to Lillian (Beyer) and L.D. "John" Vannerson. She grew up in McCracken County and was salutatorian of her graduating class of 1944 Heath High School...
Bertha Brashears (03/29/09)
Bertha Brashears, 73, Brazil, passed away March 28, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a rather lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Vigo County, to Orlie Freeman and Lola Merle (Leonard) Hyde. She graduated from Glenn High School with the class of 1953 and later attended night classes in Indianapolis earning a certificate in Respiratory Care. ...
Celesta Sue Phillips (03/26/09)
Louise L. Armstrong (03/26/09)
Louise L. Armstrong, 85, passed away March 25, 2009, in Ventura County, Calif., after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 9, 1923, the daughter of Henry William Grady Hart and Angela Riendeau Hart. After her graduation from high school, she met and married Daniel D. Armstrong, who was in the U.S. Navy stationed in Pensacola, Fla...
Paul D. Davis (03/26/09)
Paul D. Davis, 93, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died March 25, 2009, at 5:50 p.m., at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Prior to that, he resided at Jackson Gardens from 1999-2007. He was born July 27, 1915, in Decatur, Ill., the son of Corbett E. Davis and Winifred B. Kalips Davis...
Patrick Bays (03/24/09)
Patrick Bays, 54, Terre Haute, passed away at home with his family at 9 a.m., March 23, 2009, following a battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 28, 1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Chester and Beulah Bays. Mr. Bays graduated from Rosedale High School and later from Ivy Tech with a degree in Automotive Technology. ...
Thelma W. Dellacca (03/24/09)
Thelma W. Dellacca, 93, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died March 23, 2009, at 12:25 p.m., at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. She had been a resident there since 2005. She was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Putnam County, the daughter of Charles E. Bridgewater and Mary Navel Bridgewater...
Mildred M. Adams Byers (03/24/09)
Mildred M. Adams Byers, 96, Brazil, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Cloverleaf Health Care, Brazil. Mildred was born May 15, 1912, in Rosedale, Ind., the daughter of Jessie (Kebe) and Lillie Hartman Adams. Mrs. Byers was married to Harold Byers Dec. 29, 1955...
Michael Gene Johnson (03/23/09)
Michael Gene Johnson, beloved husband, son, father, grandfather and friend. Born May 31, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, died March 21, 2009, at 1:21 a.m., due to an extended illness. Michael worked as an EMT for 17 years for Athens Ambulance Service in Clay County. ...
Terri Gwyn Hoffman (03/22/09)
Terri Gwyn Hoffman, 48, Brazil, died at 8:19 p.m., March 19, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Terre Haute, June 20, 1960, as the daughter of Robert and Linda (Chopson) Benson. Mrs. Hoffman graduated from State High Lab High School and later attended beauty college. She worked as a beautician in Terre Haute for several years. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Hoffman Trucking...
Leona V. Mehok Salitros (03/22/09)
Leona V. Mehok Salitros, 99, Indianapolis, passed away March 20, 2009. She was born July 6, 1909, in Fontanet, Ind., the daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Orzlac Mehok. She is a charter member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and a member of Warren Wrens Homemakers Club...
Norma Jean Chiles (03/19/09)
Norma Jean Chiles, 77, Cloverdale, passed away March 19, 2009, at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born in Greencastle Oct. 13, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Maynard C. and Ivy Bell (Dillinger) Johnson. She married Robert D. Chiles July 10, 1949 and he preceded her in death May 14, 2007...
Erma Mae Muncie (03/17/09)
Erma Mae Muncie, 64, Brazil, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at her residence. She was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Brazil, as the daughter of Henry and Ruth Armstrong Girton. She married Owen Edward Muncie Jr., Aug. 27, 1962. She was a loving wife, homemaker and grandmother...
Jesse Redifer Jr. (03/18/09)
Jesse Redifer Jr., 86, Brazil, died at 11:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Vigo County, as the son of Jess W. and Flora LeMay Redifer. He graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1940. ...
Larry A. Hinesley Sr. (03/19/09)
Larry A. Hinesley Sr., 62, Terre Haute, passed away march 14, 2009, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Dec. 22, 1946, in Terre Haute, he was the son of A. Jack Hinesley and Hazel Marie (Barbee) Hinesley. He married Dody Jo Stanton. She survives. Larry was a mechanic, owning Hinesley's Garage. He had attended the West Terre Haute First Baptist Church...
Marjorie Francis Crider (03/17/09)
Marjorie Francis Crider, 87, Brazil, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Posey Twp., Clay County, Ind., as the daughter of William and Clara Slack Penz. She graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1940. ...
Gradie Martin (03/17/09)
Gradie Martin, 81, Rockville, died at 6:24 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker. She was born May 3, 1927, in Litchfield, Ky., to the late Emory Decker and Phoebe Van Meter Decker. Her husband of 48 years, Robert Paul Martin whom she married Oct. 25, 1945, in Rockville, died May 8, 1994...
Forrest Bullerdick (03/17/09)
Forrest Bullerdick, 93, Poland, passed away March 16, 2009. He was born in Clay County Oct. 5, 1915, and was the son of the late Perry and Lola (Cagle) Bullerdick. He married Virginia B. (Cline) Bullerdick July 23, 1940. He worked for the Kattman's Store in Poland for 27 years. He and his wife, Virginia, were candle makers and owners of Kandle Korner for 18 years...
Evelyn Louise Boatman (03/17/09)
Evelyn Louise Boatman, 70, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following a brief illness. Born April 16, 1938, she was the daughter of Ernest and Martha (Jameson) Boatman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her siblings Ernest R. Boatman, Richard Boatman, David Boatman, all of Terre Haute, and Steve Boatman, Brazil...
Evelyn Louise Boatman (03/16/09)
Evelyn Louise Boatman, 70, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following a brief illness. Born April 16, 1938, she was the daughter of Ernest and Martha (Jameson) Boatman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her siblings Ernest R. Boatman, Richard Boatman, David Boatman, all of Terre Haute, and Steve Boatman, Brazil...
Caryn Melissa Cox (03/13/09)
Caryn Melissa Cox, 32, Brazil, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at her residence. She was born July 14, 1976, in Terre Haute, as the daughter of Arnold Terry and Linda Morris Cox. She graduated from Northview High School and then attended Ivy Tech for two years. She had worked as a waitress at local restaurants and was currently employed at Krogers...
Lillie "Peachie" Florence Kirton (03/15/09)
Lillie "Peachie" Florence Kirton, 62, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, March 14, 2009, at 12:15 a.m., following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Danville, Ind., Sept. 29, 1946, to Charles and Mable (Mantooth) Thomas. She worked as a dough master and dishwasher at Pizza Hut in Brazil for many years...
Fern E. Davis (03/13/09)
Fern E. Davis, 94, Clay City, died on March 12, 2009. She was born Dec. 6, 1914, the youngest daughter of John L. Brothers and Cansada Horton Brothers of Route 2, Clay City. She was a graduate of Clay City High School with the class of 1932 and a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College with a degree in Elementary Education...
Hilma McGill (03/13/09)
Hilma McGill, 92, Clay City, died March 13, 2009, at 10:20 a.m., at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. She was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles Storm and Bertha Morris Storm. She graduated from Clay City High School. She married Paul Don McGill on Oct. 26, 1935...
Norma Jean Biggs (03/12/09)
Norma Jean Biggs, 71, Plainfield, went home to be with the Lord March 11, 2009. Norma was manager for Morris Shoes for several years. Norma loved God and was a long-time member of the Church by The Side of The Road, 10323 E. County Road 100 S. (Morris Street), Avon, Ind...
William "Billy" Johnson (03/12/09)
William "Billy" Johnson, 32, Freedom, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, due to an auto accident. He was born April 6, 1976, in Brazil, to Rodger and Barbara (Bixler) Johnson. He was a 1995 Owen Valley High School graduate. Billy worked for Asplundh Tree Experts as a tree trimmer...
Herbert H. Evans Jr. (03/12/09)
Herbert H. Evans Jr., 65, Terre Haute, died at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, at 2:10 a.m., March 12, 2009. Born in Danville, Ill., on March 22, 1943, he was the son of Herbert H. and Georgia L. (Shanks) Evans, who have preceded him in death. He retired as a route salesman for Wonder Bread...
Billy R. Hall (03/11/09)
Billy R. Hall, 71, Maysville, N.C., formerly of Brazil, passed away at new Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C., March 8, 2009, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Brazil March 26, 1937, to Bill and Lillie Minnick Hall...
Eugene Anthony LaTrenta Jr. (03/10/09)
Eugene Anthony LaTrenta Jr., also affectionately know as "Gene," "Geno" and "Butch," 50, Brazil, died at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at JFK Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla., from pneumonia. He was born in Lodi, N.J., Jan. 17, 1959. He was previously employed in the sales field and most recently at the House of Hope...
Phillip Darrell Cox Arant (03/10/09)
Phillip Darrell Cox Arant, 47, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, died at 8:25 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Nov. 9, 1961, in Brazil, he was the son of Wayne Cox and Jean (Porter) Cox. He marriedn Glenda J. (Moppin), Arant on Aug. 7, 1987...
Merrill G. Oaks (03/10/09)
Merrill G. Oaks, 91, passed away peacefully with family at his side at 3:50 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Franklin United Methodist Community. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin. He was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Nineveh, Ind., Johnson County, to George W. and Mary (Batton) Oaks...
Phillip Darrell Cox Arant (03/09/09)
Phillip Darrell Cox Arant, 47, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, died at 8:25 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Nov. 9, 1961, in Brazil, he was the son of Wayne Cox and Jean (Porter) Cox. He marriedn Glenda J. (Moppin), Arant on Aug. 7, 1987...
Merrill G. Oaks (03/09/09)
Merrill G. Oaks, 91, passed away peacefully with family at his side at 3:50 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the Franklin United Methodist Community. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin. He was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Nineveh, Ind., Johnson County, to George W. and Mary (Batton) Oaks...
Donald D. Wells (03/08/09)
Donald D. Wells, 77, Brazil, died March 6, 2009, at 7:02 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Greencastle, to Lewis and Eula (Hutchinson) Wells. Don graduated from Reelsville High School...
Robert Fredrick Moore (03/05/09)
Robert Fredrick Moore, 77, Brazil, died at 7 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He had been a patient at Holly Hill Healthcare for the past one-and-a-half years. He was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Clay County, as the son of Arthur and Mayme Rogers Moore...
Betty J. Briscoe (03/04/09)
Betty J. Briscoe, 83, Mitchell, passed away at 11:16 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Boston) Rippy. She married James M. Briscoe on Sept. 4, 1965 and he preceded her in death Feb. 12, 1996...
Rosemary Elizabeth Russell (03/04/09)
Rosemary Elizabeth Russell, 87, Terre Haute, formerly of Clay County, died at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, with burial to follow at Van Cleve/Mt. Calvary Cemetery...
Henry Samuel Taylor (03/01/09)
Henry Samuel Taylor, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Indianapolis, as the son of John and Zoe Blacklidge Taylor. Shortly after his birth, his family moved with Henry and his twin brother William "Bill" to Owen County...
Winifred Allen (03/01/09)
Winifred Allen, 92, Brazil, died at 2:45 a.m., Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born May 8, 1916, in Clay County, as the daughter of Maxwell J. and Pearl Smith Thompson. She graduated from Van Buren High School...
Robert "Mic" E. McQueen (03/01/09)
Robert "Mic" E. McQueen, 62, Brazil, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 10, 1946, in Clay County, the son of Joseph and Esther McQueen. Mic, as he was known by his friends, graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1965 and later from Indiana State University with batchelors and masters degrees...
Gertrude F. Bond (03/01/09)
Gertrude F. Bond, 91, Linton, formerly of Brazil, died March 1, 2009, at 6:55 a.m., at Greene County General Hospital following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Hadleyville, Ind., to Elmer W. and Anita (Moyer) Cooksey. As a young girl, she was raised on her family's farm on County Road 400 North in Greene County. She attended Coal City and Switz City High Schools...
Marjorie 'Margie' B. Clark (03/01/09)
Marjorie "Margie" B. Clark, 77, Brazil, died Feb. 28, 2009, at 6 a.m., at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Flonnie Barron. She was a homemaker. Survivors include sons Randy Clark and wife Chris, Steve Clark and Keith Clark, all of Brazil, grandchildren Alan Clark and wife Valerie, Devin Clark and Kelcey Clark, great-grandchildren Chloe, Gavin and Cole, sister Wanda Rogers and husband Harold, Brazil, several nieces and nephews.. ...