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Obituaries from December 2009

Clarence LaVearl Ward (12/30/09)
Clarence LaVearl Ward, 89, Brazil, died Dec. 29, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Greenup, Ill., to Clarence M. and Clara Marie (Kirkling) Ward. Mr. Ward joined the United States Army in 1944. He served in Japan, during WWII, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1946. Clarence was united in Marriage to Ruth Girton, June 5, 1940. He worked as a conductor on the Pennsylvania Rail Road retiring in 1982...
Flossie Marie Osborn (12/30/09)
Flossie Marie Osborn, 85, rural Brazil, died at her residence Dec. 29, 2009, at 8:35 p.m. Born in Robinson, Ill., Jan. 16, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles and Isabelle (Lake) Eveland. She was a homemaker and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 157 Retirees Club. She married Grover C. Osborn, and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2003...
Jacquelyn Loveall (12/30/09)
Jacquelyn Loveall, 82, Rockville, formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Union Hospital, Clinton. She was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Terre Haute, to George L. Kerr and Charlotte Campbell Kerr. Raised in Brazil, Jacquelyn graduated from Brazil High School in 1944...
William P. "Bill" Tuemler (12/29/09)
William P. "Bill" Tuemler, 83, Shelby, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. He was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Terre Haute, to Paul Tuemler and Loretta Metz Swinford. A graduate of Brazil High School, he attended Indiana State College. He and his family moved to Shelby from Sandusky, Ohio in 1959...
Lois Loella Shaffer (12/28/09)
Charles "Andy" W. Anderson (12/27/09)
Charles "Andy" W. Anderson, 71, Brazil, died Dec. 23, 2009, at 11:10 p.m., at the Exceptional Living Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Ceres, Va., the son of Bane Anderson and Lola Sparks Anderson. He graduated from Ceres High School. He came to the Indianapolis area to live with his sister following graduation. ...
Arnold Frederick Martin (12/27/09)
Arnold Frederick Martin, 75, Brazil, died at 7:45 a.m., Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, in Plainfield, Ind. He was born May 3, 1934, in Gary, Ind., as the son of Raymond and Inez Wright Martin. Following high school, he attended Purdue University. He worked as an engineer at U.S. Steel until his retirement...
Curtis R. Stearley (12/27/09)
Curtis R. Stearley, 89, Belton, Mo., and formerly of Clay County, died Dec. 22, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born March 27, 1920, to Harold E. and Eva (Ringo) Stearley. "Curt" attended Brazil High School, graduating in 1940 as a member of the National Honor Society (his graduation delayed due to a fight with tuberculous). As a member of the marching high school band for three years, Curt participated in many parades over the years...
Naomi Ruth Crooks (12/24/09)
Naomi Ruth Crooks, 81, rural Rockville, passed on to eternal life Dec. 22, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born April 15, 1928, in Parke County, she was the daughter of Lonnie Back and Beulah (Lightle) Back. After graduating in 1946 from Greene Twp. High School, she was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell Telephone Company for several years. She also worked for many years in the Parke County Auditor's Office...
Judy J. Kemp (12/23/09)
Judy J. Kemp, 51, Indianapolis, passed away Dec. 22, 2009. She was a preschool teacher with the Head Start program at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center and was a member of the Jobe's Daughters and Mars Hills Charity Riders and a former member of the Eastern Star...
Michelle "Chelly" L. Mathews (12/23/09)
Michelle "Chelly" L. Mathews, 41, Brazil, died Dec. 22, 2009, at St. Vincent Heart Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1968, in Hendricks County, the daughter of Richard and Ellen Stearley Baker. She attended Brazil High School. She worked as a waitress at I-70 Truck Stop and as a CNA at both Holly Hills Healthcare Facility and at Cloverleaf several years ago. ...
Barbara L. Davis (12/21/09)
Barbara L. Davis, 55, Brazil, died Dec. 19, 2009, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born April 5, 1954, in Mansfield, Ind., the daughter of Ernest and Kathryn Cox Dodson. She worked in the kitchen at Cloverleaf in 1998-99. She enjoyed square dancing and dancing around the house at home...
Lloyd Herbert Plunkett (12/18/09)
Dean J. Sherman (12/20/09)
Dean J. Sherman, 75, Brazil, died at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born April 21, 1934, in Hillsdale, Ind., as the son of Justus and Lucille Hill Sherman. Following high school, he attended ISU and continued his technical education...
Betty Jean Goss (12/20/09)
Betty Jean Goss, 85, Brazil, died unexpectedly Dec. 20, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James Fielding and Catherine Gibson Fielding. She graduated from Reelsville High School, Class of 1942. As a young woman, she worked at Bridgeport Brass for five-and-a-half years. She went to beauty school at "My Lady Beauty School" in 1955...
James R. Wagner (12/18/09)
James R. Wagner, 72, Brazil, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Illinois, to James Ernest and Thelma Josephine (Whitehead) Wagner. He grew up in St. Bernice, Ind., and graduated from St. ...
Robert Wayne Mayrose (12/18/09)
Robert Wayne Mayrose, 94, Clay City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at home. He was born on Feb. 6, 1915, in Posey Township, to Ed and Vallie (Trout) Mayrose. He attended school at Wools School, graduated from Staunton High School in 1933 and received a teaching certificate from Indiana Normal School. ...
Helen F. Jones (12/18/09)
Helen F. Jones, 80, Sidney, Iowa, formerly of Tabor, Iowa, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Shenandoah Care Center following a brief illness. Helen was born April 12, 1929, in Brazil, to Daniel Cedric Watts and Goldie Wauneta (Church) Watts. On April 12, 1936, she was married to George E. Jones in Maceo, Ky. They had been married for more than 50 years when George died...
Jeanne Foster Campbell (12/16/09)
Jeanne Foster Campbell, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 1:23 a.m., Dec. 15, 2009. in Howard Regional Health System. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Patricksburg, Ind., as the daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Reeder) Foster. She was the wife of Henry A. Campbell, who died Oct. 15, 1999. They were married Dec. 25, 1943, in Center Point...
Victor E. Linton (12/16/09)
Victor E. Linton, 93, Rockville, died at 6:50 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Born Oct. 5, 1916 in Morocco, Ind., he was the son of Alfonso H. and Bonnie F. Derr Linton. He was a 1937 graduate of Van Buren High School. On Aug. 12, 1945, he married Catherine E. Siner in Knightsville...
John Robert Cassidy (12/15/09)
John Robert Cassidy, 76, Brazil, died at 5:50 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1932, as the son of James Lawrence and Mamye Beatty Cassidy. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge. He worked as a truck mechanic and at Jackson Twp. School until his retirement. He married Carol Sue Hofman and she survives him...
Mary C. Harden (12/15/09)
Mary C. Harden, 97, Clay City, died Dec. 12, 2009, at 11:15 p.m., at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. She had been a resident there for several years. She was born July 4, 1912, in Clay County, the daughter of John E. Woodburn and Emma Dalton Woodburn. ...
Tom W. Decker (12/15/09)
Tom W. Decker, 82, Spanish Fort, Ala., passed away Dec. 13, 2009, at Westminster Village, following a long battle with cancer. Tom was born in Brazil in 1927, to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Decker. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1945. His love for the piano gave happiness to many. He had also written many Christian books...
David Christian (12/13/09)
David Christian, 49, Terre Haute, died at 5:37 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 18, 1960, in Indiana, as the son of Robert and Norma Christian. He worked as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his father, brothers Stephen and Johnathan, and sisters Rebecca and Jennifer...
Mary Louise Griffin (12/11/09)
Mary Louise Griffin, 80, Carbon, passed away at Regional Hospital, Dec. 10, 2009, following a brief illness. She was born in Bridgeton, April 21, 1929, to Mon and Ethel (Rukes) Hawkins. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. On May 24, 1947, she married Earl Griffin Jr. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, oil painting and spending time with her family and dog Harley. She attended Bethel United Methodist Church...
Margaret "Peggy" Danhour Day (12/10/09)
Margaret "Peggy" Danhour Day, 87, Brazil, died Dec. 8, 2009, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following a vehicle accident. She was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Owen County, to Alvine and Hatty (Douglass) Piso. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1941...
Francella Marcene Royer (12/09/09)
Francella Marcene Royer, 79, Brazil, passed away Dec. 9, 2009, at her residence after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Bowling Green, the daughter of Arthur and Frances Meyer. She graduated from Bowling Green High School, Class of 1949. On June 16, 1951, she married Virgil Leamoine Royer...
James Edwin Clutter (12/09/09)
James Edwin Clutter, 82, Plainfield, passed away Dec. 7, 2009. He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Brazil, to the late James C. and Ruth N. Clutter. He was the former owner of Jeco Plastic Products, Plainfield, retiring in 1999 after 20 years. He also owned J.E. ...
Michael Dale McCullough (12/09/09)
Michael Dale McCullough, 34, Brazil, died unexpectedly Dec. 3, 2009, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1975, in Hammond, Ind., to John and Carol McCullough. Mike graduated from Apopka High School in Florida. Following high school, he began working in landscaping and lawncare in the Apopka area...
Elnora Jean Gates (12/08/09)
Elnora Jean Gates, Baltimore, Md., passed Dec. 5, 2009. She was born May 9, 1930, in Putnam County, to Curtiss and Anna Strain. She graduated from Reelsville High School in 1948, and graduated from Indiana State Teachers College and went on to receive her masters in education...
Raymond Rex Elwell (12/06/09)
Raymond Rex Elwell, 82, Brazil, passed away at his residence Dec. 4, 2009. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, to Clifford and Nelle (McCullough) Elwell. Rex attended Staunton High School and later joined the United States Navy. He served his country from June 1945 until being honorably discharged in August 1946...
Devin James Hyatt (12/06/09)
Devin James Hyatt, 21, Brazil, died Dec. 3, at Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1988, in Vigo County, to Mitchell and Kimberly (Mitten) Hyatt. He graduated from Northview High School in May 2007 and attended Ivy Tech, Terre Haute. He was a partner in Hyatt and Sons Construction...
Kenton (Kent) "Cosmo" Stevenson Robertson (12/03/09)
Kenton (Kent) Stevenson Robertson, 57, Terre Haute, passed away peacefully at home, Dec. 2, 2009. He was born May 21, 1952, the son of C.I. Robertson and Mary Ann (Stevenson) Robertson, formerly of Cory. He taught school in Clay, Vigo and Putnam counties in Indiana and...
Sonya Ann Whitehead (12/03/09)
Sonya Ann Whitehead, 50, Burnham, Ill., originally from Brazil, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Burnham, Ill. She was born Feb. 1, 1959, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ernie and Barbara Dickison Whitehead. She attended Brazil High School. She was a homemaker, who had also worked at CBS Records in Terre Haute. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and camping and visiting with her brothers on Eel River and at Dietz Lake...
John Edward Clear (12/03/09)
John Edward Clear, 86, Brazil, died at 2:10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 13, 1912, in Poland, as the son of John and Anna Hemphill Clear. He graduated from Bowling Green High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the 813th AAF Base Unit until his Honorable Discharge Jan. 10, 1946...
Alta Fay Clark (12/02/09)
Alta Fay Clark, 81, Brazil, died Nov. 29, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Greencastle, the daughter of Otho Ray Ruark and Alta Eloise Shaner Ruark. On Sept. 27, 1947, she married John Eugene Clark. He preceded her in death in August 1993...
Dallas James Epple (12/01/09)
Dallas James Epple, 1-and-a-half, Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. He was born July 2, 2008, in Terre Haute, as the son of Ramon Tate and Billie Jo McKamey Epple. He is survived by his parents, his brother Jacob Epple, grandparents Gary and Rittie McKamey, Jane McKamey, Pam and Phill Moran, and Sheri Epple, great-grandparents Hilda Epple, Don and Phyllis Howard and other extended family...
Linda Sanders (12/01/09)
Linda Sanders, 66, Knightsville, died at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Exceptional Living Center, Knightsville. She was born May 4, 1943, in Carbon, as the daughter of Paul E. and Thelma Hassler Jenkins. She attended Bridgeton High School. She married Melvin Sanders Nov. 8, 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brazil...