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Obituaries from April 2010

E. Ann Beaman (04/29/10)
E. Ann Beaman, 76, formerly of Plainfield, died peacefully in Muncie, Ind., after an extended illness Tuesday, April 27, 2010. She was born in Indianapolis Sept. 22, 1933. She retired from the Indiana Boys' School in 1992. Ann was a loving and wonderful mother and is survived by her son J. Mark Beaman, Muncie, and daughter Laura A. McHugh (husband Kevin), Athens, Ga. She is also survived by two wonderful grandsons, Michael K. McHugh, and Daniel C. McHugh...
David Geary (04/29/10)
David Geary, 80, Poland, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at his residence April 29, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mervin Geary and Florence Schafer Geary. David graduated from West Middleton High School in West Middleton, class of 1948. He worked at Schiff Shoes and was the manager for several years. Most recently, he owned and operated "Geary's Surplus," in Kokomo and Brazil. He married Amaryllis "Amy" Kinney March 12, 1950...
Jack B. Barnette Sr. (04/28/10)
Jack B. Barnette Sr., 75, Brazil, passed away April 27, 2010, at Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Amo, Ind., Jan. 15, 1935, to Malum and Stella (Hood) Barnette. Jack joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. ...
Maryellen Chatham (04/27/10)
Maryellen Chatham, 66, Brownsburg, formerly of Brazil, passed away at 12:20 a.m., April 19, 2010, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Clay County, to Harry and Mary Howald. She was married July 25, 1965, to Larry Chatham for whom she shared her life for 42 years...
Richard Wayne McKinney (04/25/10)
Richard Wayne McKinney, 70, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A memorial service will take place Friday, April 30, 2010, from 5-7 p.m., at the Brazil Church of the Nazarene Family Center. Family and friends are invited to attend...
Thomas Joseph Dermody (04/25/10)
Thomas Joseph Dermody, 67, Terre Haute, died April 23, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Washington, D.C., as the son of Joseph and Madge Hayes Dermody. He graduated from Schulte High School. He had a career as a railroad engineer. He served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge. When not working, he enjoyed creating movies and working on computers...
Beryl Schlegel (04/25/10)
Beryl Schlegel, 75, Carbon, died unexpectedly April 23, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following heart surgery. She was born June 25, 1934, in Plymouth, England, the daughter of Francis and Kathleen Short Phillips. Her childhood was unique in that Plymouth was one of many cities that was bombed so many times during World War II. Her father was sponsored by an American soldier to come to the U.S. following the war...
Lucy Ruth Spelbring (04/25/10)
Lucy Ruth Spelbring, 93, Poland, died at 7 a.m., Sunday, April 25, 2010, at her residence. She was born April 12, 1917, in Center Point, as the daughter of Paul and Dessie James Thompson. She graduated from Ashboro High School and then attended beauty school. She worked as a beautician for more than 65 years...
Billie Joe Mears Jr. (04/22/10)
Billie Joe Mears Jr., 45, Brazil, died at 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at his residence. He was born May 25, 1964, in Jasonville, as the son of Billie J. and Patricia Morrison Mears Sr. Following graduation from high school, he began a career as an electrician...
Jack Evans (04/22/10)
Jack Evans, 80, passed from this life Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Bay Medical Center. He was born in Center Point, on Oct. 27, 1929, to Arthur and Rufina (Crafton) Evans. Mr. Evans was a laborer of foundry and retired from Bridgetport Brass Co. He has lived here since 1997, coming from Indianapolis and was of the Protestant faith...
Marjorie E. Thomas (04/22/10)
Marjorie E. Thomas, 88, Terre Haute, formerly of Carbon, passed away at 1:46 p.m., April 21, 2010, at the Exceptional Living Center, following an extended illness. She was born March 23, 1922, in Parke County, to William and Clara (Bemis) Ellison. She graduated from Bridgeton High School with the class of 1940. She married O. Leo Thomas, who preceded her in death. Marjorie was employed at Ann Page Foods for 27 years, and has lived in Terre Haute since 1985...
Marjorie E. Thomas (04/21/10)
Marjorie E. Thomas, 88, Terre Haute, formerly of Carbon, passed away at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil, April 21, 2010, following an extended illness. A full obituary will appear in Fridays' edition of The Brazil Times. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m...
Herman Logsdon (04/20/10)
Herman Logsdon, 82, Brazil, died at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, April 20, 2010. He was born on June 4, 1927, in Clay County, to William and Dora (Miller) Logsdon. He attended Cory High School and graduated in 1945. He was married to Estelle Logsdon on Aug. ...
Virgil Albert Frederick (04/20/10)
Virgil Albert Frederick, 92, Brazil, died at 9:58 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born July 11, 1917, in Terre Haute, as the son of William A. and Blanche Evans Frederick. He graduated from Petersburg High School and then completed two years of college work at Terre Haute Commercial College...
Bonnie E. Trezise (04/16/10)
Bonnie E. Trezise, 79, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday evening in Union Hospital with her family by her side. She was born May 13, 1930, in Vermillion County, to Harold and Iva (Boyd) Jones. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was an active member of Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church, a member of United Methodist Women's and Christian Women's. She was formerly very active with the American Cancer Society, Terre Haute North Music Boosters and Lange Elementary PTA...
Wilmagene B. Philippi (04/15/10)
Wilmagene B. Philippi, 86, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, April 14, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born May 13, 1923, in Perry Township, the daughter of Adolph and Lucy B. (Haney) Philippi. Wilmagene attended Van Cleve High School through the eighth-grade and graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1941. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for others...
L. Bruce Wright (04/14/10)
L. Bruce Wright, 91, Winona Lake, Ind., died at 2:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Grace Village, Winona Lake, Ind. He was born May 9, 1918, in Clay County, as the son of William F. and Ona (McCreery) Wright. He graduated from Clay City High School and the University of Indianapolis. He married Florine Miller Nov. 25, 1939, in Clay City...
Victor "Wig" Snow (04/13/10)
Victor "Wig" Snow, 85, Brazil, died 3:02 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was a retired farmer. He was born April 10, 1925, in Rosedale, Ind., to the late Roy Snow and Ethel Fugate Snow. His wife of 55 years, Violet June Miller Snow whom he married Oct. 8, 1948, died Dec. 18, 2003...
Bertha Mae McCampbell (04/12/10)
Bertha Mae McCampbell, 98, Brazil, formerly of Indianapolis, died April 11, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for several years. She was born April 18, 1911, in Clay County, the daughter of Peter Howald and Flora Coltharp Howald. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1930...
Mildred L. Stultz (04/12/10)
Mildred L. Stultz, 81, Brazil, went to be with her Lord, April 9, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. She was born in Carbon, Sept. 3, 1928, the daughter of George and LouElla (Neal) Treash. She attended Van Buren High School...
John Robert Means (04/11/10)
John Robert Means, 78, died at The Villages Hospice House April 7, 2010. He was born in Vigo County, and moved to this area in 2004, from Clearwater, Fla. He was a retired Captain of the U.S. Marines. Mr. Means was a private contractor and served as Condo Association F.P. at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla...
Peggy Y. Toney (04/11/10)
Peggy Y. Toney, 79, Brazil, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., died April 9, 2010, at Royal Oaks Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for only two days and had been only two weeks. She was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Parke County, Ind., the daughter of Tince Walters and Thelma Cliver Walters. She attended school in Mecca. Several years ago, she moved to the Jacksonville, Fla., area and was a child care provider. She moved to Brazil in 2005 to be close to her daughter...
Frederick 'Fred' Albert Kellum (04/11/10)
Frederick "Fred" Albert Kellum, 93, born and raised in Brazil, and recently resident in Dennison, Ill., passed away at Union Hospital, April 9, 2010, following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1917, the son of Albert and Agnes (Grosjean) Kellum...
Bruce J. Wear (04/08/10)
Bruce J. Wear, 78, rural Terre Haute, died April 7, 2010, at 11:16 a.m., at the Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Ind. He was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Loraine, Ill., the son of Walter and Ethel Jenkins Wear. He graduated from high school and then went to work for Quincey Modernizing Co., and in two years time, he worked himself up to foreman...
Kenneth Ray Pickett (04/07/10)
Kenneth Ray Pickett, 62, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2010. He was born Jan. 3, the New Year's Baby for 1948, to Mary Margaret Thomas and Norval Pickett Jr., former chief of police and long-time mayor of Brazil. ...
Alberta "Bertie" Joyce Barnette (04/07/10)
Alberta "Bertie" Joyce Barnette, 70, Brazil, died April 6, 2010, at 11:15 p.m., following a battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Greencastle, to William Earl and Mary Elizabeth (Stuchman) Bemis. Bertie graduated from Greencastle High School with the class of 1958. ...
Mr. Jonathan Ray Herrick (04/06/10)
Mr. Jonathan Ray Herrick, 53, Cloverdale, passed away Friday morning, April 2, 2010, at his residence. Born April 19, 1956, he was the son of Alfred Andrew Herrick and Shirley Joan Herrick. He married Julie Marcean (Strother) Herrick on Jan. 1. 1988, and she survives. He was a graduate of Rockville High School and a graduate of Ivy Tech College...
Ona Ellen (Adamson) Thomas (04/06/10)
Ona Ellen (Adamson) Thomas, 92, lifelong resident of Parke Co., and recently of Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare April 5, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1917, in Parke County, the daughter of Howard Randall and Bertha (Carmichael) Adamson. ...
David W. Bickel (04/06/10)
David W. Bickel, 47, Jasonville, passed away at 2:15 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2010, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Oct. 25, 1962, in Linton, the son of Donald W. Bickel and Lucy E. (Edelman) Bickel. David was a union carpenter out of Vincennes local and also worked for Jarvis Coal. He was a member of the Sons of Hymera American Legion and Vincennes Carpenters Union Local No. 546...
Eleanor J. Campbell (04/05/10)
Eleanor J. Campbell, 79, was taken home by the Lord on Easter morning just after sunrise. She retired in October 1986 as a co-owner of Maurizio's Pizza. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Center Point, to Herman Nees and Beulah Warren. She was a 1948 graduate of Cory High School, where she finished as the valedictorian...
Steven Roy Staley (04/05/10)
Steven Roy Staley, 54, Terre Haute, passed away Monday, April 5, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Terre Haute. He is survived by his parents Reta Snyder Burke and Art Burke, brothers Nick Staley (and wife Vallie) and Byron Staley (and wife Sherry), sister Adrienne Davies (and husband Dwight), uncle and aunt Rev. Richard and Leanna Wright, as well as several nieces and nephews...