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Obituaries from November 2009

Grace Brown (11/29/09)
Grace Brown, 100, Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 27, 2009, at Cloverleaf Nursing Home, Knightsville. Grace was born in Clay County, Aug. 8, 1909, to Nathan D. and Lydia Belle (Burger) Swalley. She attended the Beamer School. Grace married Lawrence Brown Dec. 22, 1934. He preceded her in death Aug. 16, 1986...
Robert 'Bob' Eugene Blackwell (11/29/09)
Robert "Bob" Eugene Blackwell, 85, Staunton, died at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1924, in Lebanon, as the son of Wallace Estel and Catherine Hooton Blackwell. He married Bette Jean Fulwider in Lebanon. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary this year...
Derek Zentko (11/27/09)
Derek Zentko, 30, Brazil, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 30, 1979, to Jay and Sandy Zentko. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1998. ...
Ruth P. Mattox (11/23/09)
Ruth P. Mattox, 86, Brazil, passed away Saturday evening at Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born March 8, 1923, in Terre Haute, to Charles Franklin Stedman and Sylvia Esta Apple Stedman. Ruth was retired from Charles Todd Uniform Company. She was very proud of her GED that she received at the age of 52. She completed classes in office machines at North Vigo High School...
Sean Lee Barnhart (11/22/09)
Sean Lee Barnhart, 32, Cory, died unexpectedly Nov. 20, 2009, at 7:09 a.m., at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born March 18, 1977, in Vigo County. He was the son of Mark and Judy Plagge Barnhart. He graduated from Northview High School, Class of 1996...
Polly Ann Hampton Frakes (11/22/09)
Polly Ann Hampton Frakes, 80, Center Point, passed away at 9:20 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in Union Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County, Sept. 20, 1929, to William H. Hampton and Ina Leach Hampton. She is survived by three sons Larry Dean Frakes, Terry Lee Frakes and William Frakes (and wife Allison), and five daughters Sara Hendrickson (and husband Joe), Rita Thomas (and husband Jim), Linda Frakes, Vicki Frakes and Cathy Elkins. ...
Shirley A. Nevins (11/20/09)
Shirley A. Nevins, 78, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born March 6, 1931, in Clay County, the daughter of Virgil and Lucille Wells Black. She graduated from Van Buren High School. In her working career, she was employed at Baeslers, CBS, Mallory's in Greencastle and Kroger as a cashier. She also baked pies for Flicks and the Double N Dinner for several years...
Duke Camp (11/18/09)
Duke Camp, 52, Seelyville, died Nov. 16, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born June 20, 1957, in Arkansas. He lived in the Clay City area for several years and graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1977. Following high school, he attended Olivet Nazarene University. ...
Edith I. Smith (11/17/09)
Edith I. Smith, 86, Brazil, died Nov. 17, 2009, at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Clay County, the daughter of Grant and Estella Purcell Nicoson. She attended Wools grade school and Staunton High School. On April 9, 1946, she married Charles L. Smith...
Erlene Mary Cooper (11/16/09)
Erlene Mary Cooper, 65, died at 11:30 p.m., Nov. 13, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Mariah Hill, Ind., a daughter of Robert and Morina Miller Schaefer. She married James Cooper on Jan. 11, 1974, in Huntingburg, Ind...
Morgan Elizabeth King (11/15/09)
Betty J. Slack (11/15/09)
Betty J. Slack, 77, Brazil, died Nov. 15, 2009, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Lewis Township, June 13, 1932, the daughter of Harold Fred "Ted" and Mildred N. (Wilkins) Neal. Betty attended Brazil High School through her junior year and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1950. She married Raymond L. Williams Nov. 16, 1950. He passed away Feb. 20, 1965...
Gilbert Royer (11/13/09)
Gilbert Royer, 86, Cory, died Nov. 12, 2009, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born July 23, 1923, in Clay County, the son of Wayne and Carrie Wellman Royer. Gib graduated from Cory High School. He married Mary Gard July 24, 1943. Shortly before their marriage, he joined the United States Army Air Force where he served during World War II. ...
Marjorie L. Kittle (11/11/09)
Marjorie L. Kittle, 97, Clay City, died Nov. 10, 2009, at Union Hospital. She was born in Clay City, July 28, 1912, to Frank and Ruth (Johnson) Edmondson. Marjorie married Israel "Curley" Kittle May 4, 1935. She spent her life raising and caring for her family. Marjorie was a lifetime member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was currently serving as the oldest member of the church. The church was built on her grandfather Johnson's property...
Gaylord H. Stewart (11/10/09)
Gaylord H. Stewart, 74, Knightsville, died Nov. 9, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born may 24, 1935, in Illinois, the son of Jesse and Eva VanLandingham Stewart. As a young man, he worked on the railroad and then later drove a dump truck for the zinc mill in Greencastle...
Ellen Jean Green (11/05/09)
Ellen Jean Green, 54, formerly of West Terre Haute, and Brazil, and currently of Terre Haute, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Nov. 3, 2009, at 6:43 p.m., following a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. She was born in Brazil, Sept. 8, 1955, to John William "Bill" and Doris Evelyn (Bond) Green...
David Raab (11/03/09)
David Raab, Warrenton, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at the age of 69, after a short battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Chris Raab (nee: Moudy), dear son of the late Ralph and Olive Raab, devoted father of John (Susan) Raab, Amy (Jeff) Kaiser, and Jill (Matt) Smith, proud Pawpaw of Josephine and Jennette Raab and Caroline, Catherine and Jack Kaiser, dear brother of John Raab and the late Rosetta Brown, dear uncle, cousin and friend...
Doris Ellen Girton (11/01/09)
Doris Ellen Girton, 91, Brazil, died Sunday morning, Nov. 1, 2009, at her residence. She was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Brazil, as the daughter of George W. and Bertha Doan LaBier. She graduated from Brazil High School and attended secretary school at ISU...
Raymond Wesley Corey (11/02/09)
Raymond Wesley Corey, 54, Bloomfield, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Oct. 31, 2009, in Clay County. He was born in Terre Haute to James W. Corey and Bernice Weil Corey on Sept. 18, 1955. Ray was a former member of Union Christian Church. He worked at FedEx Ground and Home Delivery for 16 years...
Vivian Mathis Smith (11/01/09)
Vivian Mathis Smith, 94, Rockville, died at 5:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born May 27, 1915, in Benwood, Ind., in Clay County, as the daughter of Samuel and Zeta Wilson Tucker. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1934. She was a member of the Christian Science Church and Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 8, District 8...