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Obituaries from October 2009

Jane Elizabeth Holmes (10/30/09)
Jane Elizabeth Holmes, 73, Speedway, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. She was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Brazil, the daughter of Oliver and Mary Coltharp. Mrs. Holmes was a graduate of Van Buren High School in Clay County, and was a buyer for Community Hospital East for 37 years...
Ross Mosteller (10/30/09)
Ross Mosteller, 93, Brazil, passed away Oct. 28, 2009. He was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Parke County, Ind., to Homer and Ethel (Sexton) Mosteller. Ross bought and sold scrap metal for a living. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, spending time with his family and working...
Michele Lynn Tucker (10/29/09)
Michele Lynn Tucker, 33, passed away Oct. 12, 2009, at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. She served full-time as a Technical Sergeant in the 151st Communications Flight in the Utah Air National Guard, where she served several tours overseas during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars...
Robert Glenn Estes (10/29/09)
Robert Glenn Estes, 70, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of Everett and Della Mae Murphy Estes Sr. He graduated from Brazil High School and served in the U.S. Army...
Helen Evelyn Ashby (10/29/09)
Helen Evelyn Ashby, 86, Brazil, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Indianapolis. She was born April 10, 1923, in Dana, as the daughter of Oscar and Anna Garrigus Fortune. She married Takuma "Tony" Richard Ashby, who survives her. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Oscar "Bud" Fortune Jr...
Virginia L. Bullerdick (10/28/09)
Virginia L. Bullerdick, 82, Brazil, died Oct. 27, 2009, at 7:40 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born on Oct. 14, 1927, in Reelsville, the daughter of Luther and Fialty (Condor) Girton who have preceded her in death. On Dec. 12, 1952, she married Harmon Bullerdick in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1997...
Lewis T. Phillips (10/28/09)
Lewis T. Phillips, 88, Brazil, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2009, in his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Brazil, to George and Hazel Phillips. He was a United States Air Force veteran who retired from being a pilot in the Air Force, and also retired from working at the Federal Prison in earlier years...
Ruby Fern Hatcher (10/27/09)
Ruby Fern Hatcher, 82, Brownsburg, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 9:50 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Brownsburg Meadows. She was born March 28, 1927, Hudson, Ill., as the daughter of George and Mabel Carpenter Arbuckle. She had worked as a waitress and at Mallory Corp. She had attended Carbon Baptist Church...
Leora Sue Smith (10/27/09)
Leora Sue Smith, born to Ethel Godfrey and William Phillip Hinote, in Hymera, Ind., on April 6, 1916. She passed away at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 25, 2009. Sue lost her mother at age 3 and was raised by her beloved father on the family farm south of Center Point, for the first eight years of her life...
Kathleen Sue "Kakie" Curtis (10/22/09)
Kathleen Sue "Kakie" Curtis, 56, Terre Haute, passed away Oct. 22, 2009, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on Dec. 17, 1952, to August Lewis Stemm and Cora Watkins Stemm. She was a member of the Why Me Breast Cancer Support Group and enjoyed going to Camp Bluebird and she also loved to travel, was an avid reader, and spending holidays and outings with family...
Roy Frederick Hunter (10/22/09)
Roy Frederick Hunter, 80, Brazil, died at 6 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his residence. He was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Brazil, as the son of Roy W. and Susan Mishler Hunter. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1948 and on Sept. 9, 1950, he married the former Martha Jane Morgan...
Harold W. Rheinfrank (10/20/09)
Harold W. Rheinfrank, 90, Brazil, died Oct. 19, 2009, at the Exceptional Living Center. He had been a resident there since January. He was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Osgood, Ind., the son of Carl Rheinfrank and Nellie Knapp Rheinfrank. He attended Helton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Helen Irene Kitch (10/20/09)
Helen Irene Kitch, 87, Brazil, died at 8:50 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born July 18, 1922, in Akron, Ohio, as the daughter of Ira and Margaret Adams Boyce. She graduated from Brazil High School and was employed for several years at the Clay IGA in Brazil...
Karen E. Donnelly (10/20/09)
Karen E. Donnelly, 65, Wilmette, Ill., and former long-time resident of Winnetka, Ill., died Oct. 3, 2009. She was born Aug. 24, 1944, as the daughter of Hugh Edward and Roberta Donnelly. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert Hugh Donnelly...
Michelle (Woolf) Polis (10/16/09)
Michelle (Woolf) Polis, 55, passed away Oct. 14, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz., due to massive strokes. Michelle was born at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz., July 30, 1954, to Billy M. Woolf and Nadene (Meyer) Woolf. She grew up in Bowling Green and graduated from Clay City High School in 1972...
W. Jean Irwin (10/19/09)
W. Jean Irwin, 85, Knightsville, died Oct. 18, 2009, at Regional Hospital. She was born may 21, 1924, to Claude "Birdie" and Lillie May (Martin) Walker. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1942. She worked at Bridgeport Brass during World War II...
Jacqueline A. Williams (10/19/09)
Jacqueline Ann Williams, 69, Greencastle, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 2009, at Millpond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born March 3, 1940, in Wood River, Ill., she was the daughter of Mason and Margie (Mercer) Williams. She married Donald R. Williams Oct. 12, 1956, and he survives...
George H. Trout (10/18/09)
George H. Trout, 75, Staunton, passed away at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his home with family nearby. He was born Jan. 18, 1934, as the son of Otis Grover and Grace (James) Trout. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951. He was employed at the Allisons Plant in Indianapolis until he was drafted in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., in the Fifth Armored Division...
Sanford L. Sanders (10/18/09)
Sanford L. Sanders, 76, Brazil, died Oct. 15, 2009, at Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born July 2, 1933, the son of James B. and Gladys (Robison) Sanders. Sandy joined the United States Air Force in 1952. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. Mr. Sanders worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of the carpenters union in Terre Haute and the Bee Ridge Congregational Church...
Earl Leslie Kumpf (10/16/09)
Earl Leslie Kumpf, 92, Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in Toledo, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Brazil. Mr. Kumpf graduated from Purdue University with a BSA degree. Earl served in World War II as a Captain with the 44th Field Artillery Battalion, 44th Infantry Division. ...
Rian Kruger (10/16/09)
Rian Kruger, 64, Indiana resident for 15 years, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Windhoek, Namibia. He and Alta Jacobs were married in Windhoek on Dec. 11, 1977. He was formerly employed at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. He was a member of the Putnamville Baptist Church in Cloverdale...
Imogene R. Brown Phillips (10/15/09)
Imogene R. Brown Phillips, 92, Indianapolis, died at her residence Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Vigo County. She was a cafeteria worker in Executive Cafeteria at Allison's, and also a former counterperson at Haag's Drugs...
Edward E. Phegley (10/14/09)
Edward E. Phegley, 67, Seelyville, died Oct. 13, 2009, at 7:10 p.m., at Union Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born July 18, 1942, in Sullivan, the son of Carl E. Phegley and Vera Lucille Cox Phegley. He graduated from Van Buren High School. ...
Mary L. Barnhart (10/14/09)
Mary L. Barnhart, 103, Saline City, passed away Oct. 13, 2009, at 4:42 p.m., at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 3, 1906, in Vigo County, the daughter of Empson Fitch and Flora Stewart Fitch. She attended Ashboro High School. ...
Mary P. (Michael) Dickison (10/14/09)
Mary P. (Michael) Dickison, 94, Brazil, died at 4:55 a.m., Oct. 13, 2009, at the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil. She was born April 26, 1915, in Brazil. She was the daughter of Homer H. Michael and Retta B. (Russel) Michael. She attended Brazil High School and later graduated from IVY Tech where she earned a nursing degree...
John Kirby Brown (10/14/09)
John Kirby Brown, 76, Reelsville, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2009, at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute. He was born May 26, 1933, in Clay County, as the son of Floyd Otis and Susan Elizabeth Smith Brown. He attended Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He had been employed as a truck driver at Schwerman Trucking...
Jerri Lynn Garrison (10/13/09)
Jerri Lynn Garrison, 52, Center Point, died Oct. 12, 2009, at 6:59 a.m., at home following an extended battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 14, 1957, in Clay County, to John and Shirley (Young) Anderson. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1975. ...
Don Guy Ottolini (10/13/09)
Don Guy Ottolini, 62, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Monday afternoon Oct. 12, 2009, with his family that loved him so by his side. He was born May 11, 1947, in Brazil, to Guido R. Ottolini and Anna Moore Ottolini Smith, both deceased. He graduated from Brazil High School (class of 1965) and IUPUI (Purdue in 1973). He served in the U.S. Army with the Headquarters 1st Medical Battalion at Fort Riley, Kan., and was discharged in 1971...
Eleanore Lemieux Woodley (10/12/09)
Eleanore Lemieux Woodley, 75, Brazil, died Oct. 10, 2009, at 5:50 p.m., following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Superior, Wis., Nov. 4, 1933, to John B. and Mary J. (Minness) Lemieux. After graduating from high school in Superior, she joined the United States Air Force. ...
Ruth M. Harkness (10/12/09)
Ruth M. Harkness, 87, Terre Haute, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil. She was born May 16, 1922, in Staunton, to William Robert Dickerson and Nettie Nussel Dickerson. Ruth was the retired owner of Harkness Home Healthcare...
Michael "Mickey" L. Hanson (10/12/09)
Michael "Mickey" L. Hanson, 67, Brazil, died Oct. 11, 2009, at his residence following a battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1942, in Terre haute, to Arnold G. and Daisey May (Dante) Hanson. Mike graduated from Van Buren High School in 1963, and vocational school at Gerstmeyer in Terre Haute and Ivy Tech in Evansville...
Jeffrey Lee Lawhorn (10/11/09)
Jeffrey Lee Lawhorn, 51, Terre Haute, passed away early Friday morning Oct. 9, 2009, at Union Hospital. He was born Sept. 9, 1958, in Brazil, to Ralph Lawhorn and Carol Sue (Wardenburg) Case. Jeff loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting. He was a United States Army veteran. He worked construction for many years...
Halie Marie Hite (10/09/09)
Halie Marie Hite, 15, Brazil, died Oct. 8, 2009, at 10:40 p.m., in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room, following an automobile accident, earlier that evening. Halie was born Sept. 10, 1994, in Bloomington, the daughter of Anthony Hite and Pam Daugherty Hite...
Maxine Rogers McKee (10/08/09)
Maxine McKee, 77, Fontana, Calif., for 44 years, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, peacefully. Born Sept. 26, 1932, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary J. (Williams) Rogers. Maxine was raised in Indiana and moved to California in 1953, and has lived in Fontana, Calif., since 1965...
William R. Kirchner (10/08/09)
William R. Kirchner, 68, Florence, Ky., formerly of Brazil, passed away Oct. 7, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He had been battling cancer for the past several months. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Vigo County, the son of Orville William Kirchner and Dorothy Jeanne Fitzpatrick Kirchner...
Viola M. Parsons (10/07/09)
Viola M. Parsons, 81, Brazil, died unexpectedly Oct. 6, 2009, at her residence. She was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Poland, the daughter of Edward P. Green and Mae Tapy Green. She graduated from Van Buren High School and was the class Valedictorian of 1945...
Opal Pauline Fox Conner (10/07/09)
Opal Pauline Fox Conner, 98, Brazil, died Oct. 6, 2009, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 22, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of Rev. Charles A. and Elsie Lantz Brush. She graduated from Brazil High School. She attended the Nazarene Church, in Brazil, since she was 11-years-old. ...
Randall Hollis Staggs (10/07/09)
Randall Hollis Staggs, 78, Brazil, passed away Sept. 22, 2009, at 2:15 p.m., at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center, Danville. He was born May 17, 1931, in Ferndale, Ind., to Clarence P. Staggs and Elizabeth F. Coombs Staggs. He was a 1949 Graduate of Union High School, Bellmore, Ind., and served in the United States Air Force. ...
Jerry L. Moon (10/07/09)
Jerry L. Moon, 68, Indianapolis, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. He was born Dec. 24, 1940, in Brazil, to Emery and Edith Moon. Mr. Moon was a factory inspector in the research and development department for Allison Division of G.M. He also was a security officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
Elizabeth 'Bunny' Guriel (10/06/09)
Elizabeth 'Bunny' Guriel, 84, Terre Haute, died in Regional Hospital ER on Oct. 4, 2009. Born in New Goshen, on Aug. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertie (Kinley) Roberts and they have preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a student at the Conservatory of Music where she played the organ, and had also been active in the Wabash Senior Activity Center...
Ernest E. Ringo (10/06/09)
Ernest E. Ringo, 70, Clarksville, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville. He was born Aug. 20, 1939, Brazil, to the late Karl and Virginia (Julbert) Ringo. He was the Co-owner/operator of KOA Campgrounds in Clarksville and was an Air Force veteran...
Shawn L. Moore (10/04/09)
Shawn L. Moore, 44, Brazil, died Oct. 3, 2009, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital due to complications from cancer. He was born March 16, 1965, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Albert Forest Moore and Sandra Hirt Moore. He was raised in Clay County and graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1983...
Richard E. Miller (10/02/09)
Richard E. Miller, 75, Cloverdale, passed away Oct. 2, 2009. He was born in Lena, Ind., Sept. 1, 1934, the son of W. Everett and Marjorie L. Craig Miller. He married B. Lorene Brock Feb. 16, 1957, and she survives. He retired from the Chrysler Foundry in 1996 after 23 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59. He graduated from Amo High School in 1952...
Robert C. Parke (10/01/09)
Robert C. Parke, 37, Brazil, died Sept. 29, 2009, at Union Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1972, in Fort Hood, Texas, to William Richard and Janet Ray (Jones) Parke. Robert worked as a cook at McDonald's. He married Jamie Gard Feb. 3, 2009. He was a member of Christ Community Church. He enjoyed taking walks, watching wrestling, going on rowboat rides and bike ridings...