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Obituaries from September 2009

Louis H. Barbin (09/30/09)
Louis H. Barbin, 92, Brazil, passed away at 11:45 p.m., Sept. 29, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, following an extended illness. He was born April 24, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Louis and Amelia (Huegle) Barbin. Louis served his country in the United States Army during World War II. ...
Richard Dean Wallace (09/29/09)
Richard Dean Wallace, 80, Brazil, formerly of Nevada, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2009, at 12:25 p.m., at his residence. He was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Mosby, Mo., the son of Rial H. Wallace and Marjorie Riley Wallace. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He learned the trade of carpenter and worked as a self-employed carpenter all his working years...
Jim R. Myers (09/27/09)
Jim R. Myers, 70, Terre Haute, died at 1:20 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. He was born April 29, 1939, in Elnora, Ind., to Paul R Myers and Mildred Stringer Myers. Jim life's work was in the field of agriculture, and he retired from the Ulysses Co-op in 2004. ...
Arthur B. Hart (09/25/09)
Arthur B. Hart, 96, Brazil, formerly of Center Point, died Sept. 24, 2009, at 4:13 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a resident there since June, after living with his daughter for the past four years. He was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Clay County, the son of Adam Hart and Ethel Brown Hart. He graduated from Ashboro High School, Class of 1930. He was a lifelong member of the Center Point United Methodist Church and was very active in church, serving in many capacities...
Pauline Louise Collins (09/25/09)
Pauline Louise Collins, 94, formerly of Clay County, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo. Pauline was born April 13, 1915, in Clay County. She was the daughter of Harry and Floy Emmert. She was married Nov. ...
Dr. Donald R. Coughanowr (09/24/09)
Dr. Donald R. Coughanowr, 81, formerly of West Lafayette and Saint Davids, Penn., died at Crosslands, Kennett Square, Penn., on Sept. 20, 2009, following a valiant struggle with mesothelioma. He was the husband of the late Dr. Effie Natsis Coughanowr, former professor of Classics at Villanova University, who passed away in 1998...
Benjamin "Bennie" C. Romas (09/23/09)
Benjamin "Bennie" C. Romas, 87, Cory, passed away at the home of his daughters at 11:10 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009, following an extended illness. Bennie was born Feb. 14, 1922, to Harry M. and Emma S. (Siegelin) Romas. He graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1941. ...
Ralph Everett Ripple (09/23/09)
Ralph Everett Ripple, 87, passed away Sept. 20, 2009, at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was born March 22, 1922, in Staunton. He was the youngest of 10 children born to Mae and George Ripple. He was a graduate of Staunton High School and Indiana Teachers College...
Melvin E. Head, Sr. (09/22/09)
Melvin E. Head, Sr., 70, Brazil, died Sept. 21, 2009, at 7 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Clay County, the son of George Head and Margaret Day Head. He attended Van Buren High School and then worked at Arketex as a young man. ...
Mary M. Campbell (09/22/09)
Mary M. Campbell, 79, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in Ben Wheeler, Texas, following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 2, 1930. She is survived by daughter Diane Mueller, McHenry, Ill., son Douglas Hewitt, Worcester, Mass., brothers George T. Hewitt, Brazil, and Marvin Anderson, Northbrook, Ill., and sister Joyce Davis, Northbrook, Ill...
Mary M. Campbell (09/21/09)
Mary M. Campbell, 79, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in Ben Wheeler, Texas, following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 2, 1930. She is survived by daughter Diane Mueller, McHenry, Ill., son Douglas Hewitt, Worcester, Mass., brothers George T. Hewitt, Brazil, and Marvin Anderson, Northbrook, Ill., and sister Joyce Davis, Northbrook, Ill...
Phyllis Jane Holechko (09/20/09)
Phyliis Jane Holechko, 78, Brazil, died at 1 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born March 23, 1931, in Clay City, as the daughter of Guy and Vivian Dickerson Gerber. She graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1949...
Jerrell Eugene Wallen Jr. (09/16/09)
Jerrell Eugene Wallen Jr., 54, Brazil, died Sept. 13, 2009, at his residence in Brazil following an extended illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1954, in Chicago, as the son of Jerrell Wallen Sr., and Virginia Wolford Wallen. He served in the U.S. Navy. He had been employed as a truck driver at the Brazil Coal Yard and Johnny United Shows...
Mary Rosetta Hice (09/16/09)
Mary Rosetta Hice, 79, Brazil, passed from this world to her heavenly reward Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Terre Haute, as the daughter of Marion and Ruth Darby Yocum. Following high school, she married Robert Lee Hice, who survives her. She was an active member of New Life Fellowship...
Lillian Rosalie Bridgewater (09/15/09)
Lillian Rosalie Bridgewater, 86, Brazil, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born April 28, 1923, in Clay County, as the daughter of Ross M. and Anna Logan Evans. Following graduation from high school, she graduated from West Penn University nursing program as a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at West Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She continued her education at Notre Dame University, where she received her Master's degree in nursing...
William Jay Godfrey (09/15/09)
William Jay Godfrey, 59, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Indiana, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009. He is survived by his mother Charlotte Godfrey, children Chris and Jennifer Godfrey, four brothers and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will take place in Indiana at a later date...
Linda Smith (09/15/09)
Linda Smith, 69, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, passed away at Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, Tuesday Sept. 15, 2009, following an extended illness. She was born July 13, 1940, the daughter of Ernest and Kathryn (Cox) Dodson. Linda attended Mansfield High School. She married James Smith April 4, 1958. She enjoyed caring for her family, dancing, watching movies and listening to music...
Lillian Rosalie Bridgewater (09/14/09)
Lillian Rosalie Bridgewater, 86, Brazil, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born April 28, 1923, in Clay County, as the daughter of Ross M. and Anna Logan Evans. Following graduation from high school, she graduated from West Penn University nursing program as a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at West Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She continued her education at Notre Dame University, where she received her Master's degree in nursing...
Robert A. "Doc" Zink, Sr. (09/11/09)
Robert A. "Doc" Zink, Sr., 62, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in Indianapolis. He was born May 24, 1947, and raised in Farmersburg, by Basil and Norma Welborn Zink. He was preceded in death by his father Basil Zink. He is survived by his mother, Norma Welborn Zink, his wife, Karen Joyce-Zink, Brazil, daughter Jennifer Ringo and husband Jim, Brazil, son Robert Zink, Jr. ...
Forest Dale McHargue (09/10/09)
Forest Dale McHargue, 76, Carbon, died at 1:45 a.m., Sept. 7, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Bridgeton, to Malcolm McHargue and Fauneil Martin McHargue. He worked at IBM in Sherman, Texas, and Greencastle, for 31 years, retiring in 1987...
Marjory E. Ferguson (09/10/09)
Marjory E. Ferguson, 90, Brazil, died Sept. 9, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, at 6:03 p.m. She was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Brazil, the daughter of George Henry Overbeck and Margaret Bain Overbeck. She graduated from Brazil High School. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Brazil before its closing...
Ernest "Ernie" W. Crowe (09/10/09)
Ernest "Ernie" W. Crowe, 61, Beech Grove, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly Sept. 8, 2009. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Brazil, the son of Edgar and Imogene Dietz Crowe. As a young man, he attended the Prairie City EUB Church. He graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1966. He completed his education, achieving his Masters degree in Chemistry from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo...
Alva "Max" Payne (09/10/09)
Alva "Max" Payne, 71, Clay City, formerly of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Linton, the son of Leroy and Dorothy (Wright) Payne. He retired from Crane NWSC in 1992 and later worked part time for the Department of Natural Resources in Dugger, retiring in 2006. He was a United States Navy veteran...
Warren "Sonny" L. Giltz (09/09/09)
Warren "Sonny" L. Giltz, 74, Center Point, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Sept. 9, 2009, at 3 a.m., from a brief illness. Warren was born Feb. 24, 1935 to Roscoe and Fern (Siples) Giltz. He attended Ashboro High School. He married Norma Stearley June 3, 1955. In years past, Warren worked as a farmer and truck driver...
June Carol Atkinson (09/04/09)
June Carol Atkinson, 77, Brazil, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Sept. 2, 2009, at the Exceptional Living Center, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was the daughter of Dr. Joe and Lucille Decker, Brazil. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1949...
Donald Dale Boswell (09/04/09)
Donald Dale Boswell, 81, Brazil, passed away at his residence, at 4:45 a.m., Sept. 4, 2009, following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Putnam County, to Emory and Beulah (Cofer) Boswell. Don graduated from Bridgeton High School with the class of 1945. ...
June Carol Atkinson (09/03/09)
June Carol Atkinson, 77, Brazil, passed away at 1:50 p.m., Sept. 2, 2009, at the Exceptional Living Center, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was the daughter of Dr. Joe and Lucille Decker, Brazil. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1949...
Barbara Kim Oglesby (09/03/09)
Barbara Kim Oglesby, 56, Danville, passed away Sept. 2, 2009, in Beech Grove. Born Dec. 19, 1952, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Richard and Lois Knust Oglesby and they survive. Barbara graduated from Danville High School in 1972. Survivors include her parents, sisters Elaine Oglesby, Indianapolis, Carolyn Phillips and husband Mark, Maryland, nieces Julia Davis and husband Brandon, Amanda Phillips and great-nephew Wyatt Davis...
Carolyn "Sue" (Bates) Perkins (09/01/09)
Carolyn "Sue" (Bates) Perkins, 68, Nashville, Ind., formerly of Brazil, entered into eternal life Aug. 27, 2009. She was at home and surrounded by family at the time of her passing. She was born April 6, 1941, in Charleston, Ill. Her parents were the late Lewis E. and Alta J. (Calhoun) Bates and her only sibling was brother Lewis E. "Bud" Bates Jr., who preceded her in death...