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Obituaries from August 2009

Karolyn S. Vanatti (08/31/09)
Karolyn S. Vanatti, 59, Brazil, died at 6:10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Hammond, Ind., as the daughter of Dickie and Mildred Jones Vanatti. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School...
Wayne Leo Bryan (08/30/09)
Wayne Leo Bryan, 86, Brazil, passed away Aug. 29, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born in Terre Haute, June 25, 1923, to William and Blanche (Tilley) Bryan. Wayne served in the United States Army during World War II...
Barbara Claypool (08/29/09)
Barbara Claypool, 78, Brazil, passed away at 10:20 p.m., Aug. 28, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in Henry County, Ind., June 5, 1931, to Charles and Beulah (Lilley) Huffman. She graduated from Danville High School in 1949. ...
Tracy Ann McDonald Hagerman (08/29/09)
Tracy Ann McDonald Hagerman, 40, Salisbury, N.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 23, 1969, in Greencastle, to Joyce Ann Zimmerman McDonald and Bill McDonald Sr., Brazil, she was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana...
Elaine Sneath Hoeler (08/28/09)
Elaine Sneath Hoeler, 51, Fairfax, Va., formerly of Brazil, died Aug. 22, 2009. She was born Jan. 1, 1958, in Brazil, the daughter of Harry Sneath and Rosetta Ferguson Sneath. She graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1976. In high school, she was active in drill team. ...
Luther Dunbar (08/26/09)
Luther Dunbar, 84, Waukegan, Ill., formerly of Gary, Ind., departed this life Aug. 22, 2009, peacefully in his sleep at home. Luther was born March 28, 1925, in Brazil, to the late William and Willella Senter. Luther was the youngest of four brothers R.J. Dunbar, Sylvester Rogers, J.D. Dunbar and Boone Dunbar, and one sister Willella Mae Allen, all who preceded him in death...
Joyce Arlene Goldner Stevenson (08/24/09)
Joyce Arlene Goldner Stevenson, 72, Brazil, died Aug. 23, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following complications from cancer. She was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Clinton, Ind., the daughter of John W. and Della Davis Goldner. Joyce graduated from Clinton High School, class of 1954. ...
Betty Jane Lautenschlager Dierdorf (08/21/09)
Betty Jane Lautenschlager Dierdorf, 87, Brazil, died at 6:50 a.m., Aug. 20, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Jan. 1, 1922, as the New Year's Baby, in Clay County, to Charles and Edith (Brown) Lautenschlager. She was the last of 10 children...
Howard Lee Gieseking (08/23/09)
Howard Lee Gieseking, 53, Brazil, died Aug. 21, 2009, at 4:30 a.m., at his residence. He was born march 22, 1955, in Clay County, the son of Wilbur Robert Gieseking and Zetta Vanatti Gieseking. He graduated from Brazil High School. In the past, he had worked as an automobile mechanic and had been a guard at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. He also served in the Army National Guard 1975-77...
Joyce A. Stevenson (08/23/09)
Joyce A. Stevenson, 72, Clay County, passed away at 2:17 p.m., Aug. 23, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's Brazil Times. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to see a full obituary or to light a candle in her memory...
Marjorie V. Wheeler Bedwell (08/21/09)
Marjorie V. Wheeler Bedwell, 85, Lewis, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Aug., 19, 2009. She was born in Vigo County on Oct. 13, 1923, to James Harvey Wheeler and Anna Britton Wheeler. She married Carroll V. Bedwell on June 26, 1946, and he preceded her in death in May 2006. She was a member of Lewis United Methodist Church...
Betty J. Dierdorf (08/20/09)
Betty J. Dierdorf, 87, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Brazil Times...
Richard R. Tucker (08/20/09)
Richard R. Tucker, 89, Terre Haute, passed away Aug. 19, 2009, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation following an extended illness. He was born in Parke County, Aug. 26, 1919, the son of Steven and Jessie Tucker. Richard graduated from Raccoon Township High School. ...
Norma Jean Van Hook (08/20/09)
Norma Jean Van Hook, 82, formerly of Fontanet, passed away Aug. 19, 2009, at 1:20 p.m., at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville. She was born Dec. 3, 1926, to James Carl Stultz and Beatrice Bailey in Vigo County. She is survived by son James C. Van Hook and wife Lynn, Rosedale, Ind., daughter Mary Wallace and husband Robert, Carbon, sisters Lucille Van Hook and Phyllis Brown, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren...
James W. Ringo (08/19/09)
James W. Ringo, 76, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Aug. 18, 2009, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation, Terre Haute, following a lengthy illness. Jim was born Feb. 10, 1933, the son of Harvey and Alma Ringo. Jim graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951. ...
Marian L. Chavis (08/18/09)
Marian L. Chavis, 89, Brazil, died Aug. 17, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of Harry and Emma Altman Archer. She graduated from Van Buren High School. On May 1, 1940, she married Harvey H. Chavis. Harvey passed away in August 1970...
William Elbert Huffman (08/12/09)
William Elbert Huffman, 83, Brazil, died 12:25 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born June 17, 1926, in Putnam County, as the son of Reese and Lulu Aker Huffman. He graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1944. ...
Derek Alan Nevins (08/11/09)
Derek Alan Nevins, 31, Brazil, passed away at Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was born July 26, 1978, to David and Vicki Nevins. Derek attended Northview High School. Derek had been working for Timberland Wood Components in Brazil. He had also worked for Graversons Construction and Bob Nevins Construction. He enjoyed fishing, camping, racing, woodworking and spending time with friends and family...
John Alan Somers (08/11/09)
John Alan Somers, 60, passed away Aug. 5, 2009, at 3:46 p.m., at his residence in Carbon. He was born to John Andrew Somers and Beulah Hamblen Somers on Jan. 3, 1949, in Sacramento, Calif. He retired from A.E.T. after 30 years of service. He was a loving father, avid hunter, fisherman and he loved the outdoors...
Shay C. Fanase Jr. (08/10/09)
Shay C. Fanase Jr., 21, formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born May 22, 1988, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Shay C. and Betsy A. Fanase. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and living life to the fullest. Shay "Jr." changed the lives of six people through body organ donation...
Gerald L. Runyon (08/10/09)
Gerald L. Runyon, 78, Clay City, died Aug. 9, 2009, at Union Hospital. He was born to Harvey and Goldie (See) Runyon on Feb. 18, 1931, in Alamo, Ind. He was married to Neil Ramage on Feb. 22, 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany 1953-55, and the U.S. ...
Alice Marie Adamson (08/09/09)
Alice Marie Adamson, 82, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Clay County, the daughter of Merlin Grant and Edith (Archer) Allee. She married George Adamson and he preceded her in death March 5, 2004...
David S. Chapman (08/06/09)
David S. Chapman, 76, rural Carbon, died unexpectedly Aug. 6, 2009, at Union Hospital. He was born July 19, 1933, in Parke County, the son of Glenn Miller Chapman and Eula Mae Strange Chapman. He graduated from Bridgeton High School, class of 1951. He attended Morehead State University in Kentucky...
Kenneth Hugh Upp (08/04/09)
Kenneth Hugh Upp, 65, Terre Haute, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, to Lawrence V. and Eva K. (Singleton) Upp. On Sept. 2, 1978, he married Cherylle M. Brown. Kenneth was a US Navy veteran who served his country in Vietnam. ...
Frederick E. Stantz (08/04/09)
Frederick E. Stantz, 72, Coal City, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at 3:53 a.m., in his home. He had been battling cancer for the past three years. He was born to Herbert A. and Alta Gertrude Fiscus Stantz on May 23, 1937, in Owen County. He graduated from Coal City High School, class of 1956...
Vivian Juanita McMaster (08/03/09)
Vivian Juanita McMaster, born to Nola Ardelphia VanDeusen Mondier and Henry Herbert Mondier, Sept. 3, 1918, in Collinsville, Okla., went home to her Lord and Savior July 31, 2009, while visiting her son in Brazil. Her recent residence was Atlanta, Ga...