Obituaries from May 2010
Haley Anna Bain
Haley Anna Bain, 15, Reelsville, passed away May 29, 2010, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following an ATV accident. She was born Feb. 17, 1995, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Dan and Dianna (Mager) Bain. Haley had just finished her freshman year at South Putnam High School...
Michael D. McRoberts
Michael D. McRoberts, 57, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly May 29, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1953, in New Castle, Ind., the son of Claude and Donna (Neeriemer) McRoberts. He attended Brazil High School. Mike worked for Great Dane Trailers for 31 years. For the last 18 years of that time, as a corrugator operator. Most recently, he had worked for Schneider Trucking and Thatcher Trucking as a driver...
Barbara Jean Burger
Barbara Jean Burger, 63, Brazil, died at 3:08 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Brazil, as the daughter of Charles and Ruth Loudermilk Bruer. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married John C. Burger Nov. 13, 1970...
Michael J. "Mick" Williams
Michael J. "Mick" Williams, 63, Clinton, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010, in his residence. He was born in Vigo County Aug. 24, 1946, to Harlan Williams and Marguerite Wells Williams. He was a retired maintenance supervisor with Cinergy and a member of the Isaac Walton League. He is survived by his wife Dianna Chickadaunce Williams, and was a devoted father to Jay Chickadaunce...
Robert E. Selby
Robert E. Selby, 87, Kokomo, passed away Sunday morning, May 16, 2010. He was born May 5, 1923, in Lovington, Ill., to Reuben W. and Fern Mae (Wright) Selby. The family later moved to Brazil, where he grew up. Robert moved to Kokomo in 1967, and in 1968, he married Phyllis Jean (Erdle) Smith, who survives...
William K. Brown
William K. Brown, 51, Staunton, formerly of Terre Haute, died May 29, 2010, at Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1958, in Clay County, the son of Jack L. Brown and Lucille Fox Brown. He graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1977. He later attended the Floral Design School in Indianapolis. He worked at the Brazil Greenhouse for several years. He later worked at Glidden's Furniture in Terre Haute for more than 18 years...
Clyde "Stan" Stanley Giffel
Clyde "Stan" Stanley Giffel, 63, Brazil, passed away at Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, May 25, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, the son of Clyde Jack and Zelda (Herman) Giffel. He served his country with the United States Navy on the USS Hawkins. He served three tours in Vietnam, being honorably discharged as a Seaman...
Norma Jane Brown
Norma Jane Brown, 72, of Shadylane Road in Brazil, passed away at Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, May 26, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born May 15, 1938, in Knightsville, the daughter of Ben and Nettie (Haltom) Wallace. Norma attended Van Buren High School through her sophomore year. She later returned to Van Buren in 1969, graduating with the class of 1970...
David Blair Englehart
David Blair Englehart -- a respected family man, insurance agent and businessman -- died peacefully on Saturday. He was 83. Born in Brazil on Sept. 12, 1926, he was the third son of Ira and Virginia Englehart. At the age of 13, David met the love of his life, Helen Marie Eaglesfield, who lived on Shady Lane in Brazil. It was during this time that David attended Brazil High School, where he was active in sports and various academic clubs...
James 'Jimmy' A. Burroughs
James "Jimmy" A. Burroughs, 60, Brazil, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was a resident there for only two weeks. He was born June 14, 1949, in Clay County, the son of Howard and Lucille Burroughs. He graduated from Brazil High School...
Betty Jean Knox
Betty Jean Knox, 84, Brazil, died at 8:18 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Brazil, as the daughter of Robert DeLane and Teacia Smith Tabor. She graduated from Brazil High School...
Mark Schlatter died in his home near Dallas, Texas, May 17, 2010. Mark was born Sept. 19, 1954, in Watseka, Ill. He graduated from Northwest High School in Indianapolis, and received his master's degree from Purdue University. He had degrees in both Aeronautical and Industrial Technology. His long list of license qualifications include pilot, aircraft mechanic and master parachute rigger...
Marjorie Ruth Willey
Marjorie Ruth Willey, 88, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care May 22, 2010.
Services are pending at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil.
Bradley Jay Stearley
Bradley Jay Stearley, 54, Center Point, passed away May 20, 2010, at 8:30 p.m., at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following a massive heart attack. Brad was born July 7, 1955, in Clay County, to Glenn E. and Jean (Fisher) Stearley. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1973. ...
Charles (Bill) McComas
Charles (Bill) McComas, 80, Terre Haute, passed away at 3:10 a.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born June 15, 1929, in Peru, Ind., the son of Charles and Ethel Lighty McComas. Bill began his 50-year career as an insurance broker with the National Life and Accident Insurance Company in Peru, later working for American General and Mutual of Omaha...
Kyle Herbert Myers
Kyle Herbert Myers, 78, Brazil, passed away May 17, 2010, at the Carmel Heart Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Clay County, the son of George Washington Myers and Yuma Hicks Myers. He graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1950. He enjoyed sports in high school and lettered in football...
Genevia Irene Myers
Genevia Irene Myers, 97, died at 4:51 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born March 19, 1913, in Reelsville, Ind., as the daughter of John and Mary Young Boyd. She graduated from Reelsville High School in 1931, and continued her education at the Brazil Business College...
Robert E. Selby
Robert E. Selby, 87, Kokomo, passed away Sunday morning, May 16, 2010.
A graveside service will take place at a later date.
Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home in Kokomo has been entrusted with the arrangements.
John E. Girton Jr.
John E. Girton Jr., 56, Murray, Utah, passed this life at 5:25 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2010. He was born Aug. 21, 1953, to John E. and Barbara Woollard Girton Pormerly, of Clay County. They preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter Alicia Zaccarelli, grandchildren Taylor, Cole and Callie. He is also survived by brothers Lance and Gerald and sister Janice Dunn...
David Edwin Duggan
David Edwin Duggan, Greencastle, passed away May 14, 2010, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Mr. Duggan was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Terre Haute, to Hugh Leo and Sadie B. (Privett) Duggan. Mr. Duggan graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute June 5, 1951...
Florence May Dickison
Florence May Dickison, 83, Brazil, passed away at 9:40 p.m., May 14, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born June 9, 1926, in Terre Haute, to William and Blanche (Tilley) Bryan. Florence worked for CBS in Terre Haute for 20 years. She also served as the custodian at the Church of the Nazarene in Brazil for several years...
Margaret "Marg" Churchill
Margaret "Marg" Churchill, 64, Brazil, went to be with the Lord May 13, 2010, following an extended illness. She was born March 18, 1946, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Vernon and Elizabeth (Nagy) Smith. Margaret graduated from Schulte High School in 1963. She married Michael Churchill Dec. 29, 1965. Marg worked as a nurse for Union Hospital, retiring in 1998...
Thomas S. Carnowski
Thomas S. Carnowski, 63, Brazil, died May 10, 2010, of complications of cancer at the VA Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Hammond, Ind., as the son of Sigmund A. and Anna Partak Carnowski. He attended grade school at Irving School, Hammond, and graduated from Bishop Noll High School. ...
Clarence A. "Bud" Cromer
Clarence A. "Bud" Cromer, 87, Valparaiso, passed away May 11, 2010. He was born in Gettysburg, Pa., the son of Clarence F. and Nelle R. Cromer. In 1946, he married Bernice E. (Calkins) Cromer and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 1998. He retired from IBM in 1985 after 44 years of service, 28 years in management...
Evangeline Irene (Collins) Latta
Evangeline Irene (Collins) Latta, 94, Cory, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, at 11 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2010, following a brief illness. She was born July 31, 1915, in Cory, the daughter of Russell and Floy (McCullough) Collins. She graduated from Cory High School and married Everett "Pete" Latta Dec. 24, 1935...
Bruce Allen Webster
Bruce Allen Webster, 49, Carbon, died suddenly Saturday, May 8, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 2, 1960, in Brazil, as the son of Eddie and Margaret Sanders Webster. He attended Fontanet Grade School, Otter Creek Junior High School, and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1978, and Ivy Tech, where he studied computer systems...
Earl L. Kumpf
Earl L. Kumpf, 92, Toldeo, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, passed away Oct. 14, 2009, in Toledo, after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will take place for Earl Kumpf at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010. He was the son of Leslie and Irene Kumpf and graduated from Staunton High School and Purdue University...
Myla Geswein, 74, Brazil, passed away May 5, 2010, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born July 1, 1935, in Clay County, the daughter of Wilmer and Mary Lawson Turner. She graduated from Brazil High School. In 1956, while in a local diner, she caught sight of a new young man in town. She knew at that moment, that was the man for her...
Kevin Wayne Jackson
Kevin Wayne Jackson, 40, Brazil, died unexpectedly April 30, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1969, in Clay County. He was raised by his mother Phyllis Jean Miller Clark, and his stepfather Dale Edward Clark. He attended Brazil High School. He was currently working for Heartland Automotive in Greencastle...
Thurman J. Hargis
Thurman J. Hargis, 81, Brazil, died May 2, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility, Knightsville. He had been a resident there for several years. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Bobtown, Ky., the son of Moses and Florida Whittis Hargis. He was a heavy equipment operator for over 45 years. He worked for Lonestar for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He married Betty Cooksey Hargis on Dec. 18, 1965. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and working in his vegetable garden...
Otis Ray Dickison
Otis Ray Dickison, infant son of Keanon David Dickison and Rachel Nicole Miller was born and died on April 30, 2010, at Union Hospital. Survivors include his parents Keanon and Rachel, Brazil, brother Kaspar Dickison, grandparents Kyle and Karilee Dickison, Center Point, Kimberly Hendrickson, Virginia, and Bruce and Samantha Miller, Ohio, great-grandparents Carol Owen, Brazil, Dallas Scamihorn, Spencer, Joe and Jane Hendrickson, Center Point, and Abe and Shirley Miller, Terre Haute, great-aunt Anna Swearingen, other aunts and uncles, Nicholas Miller, Keifer Dickison, Kyzaya Dickison, Kalenna Dickison, Gracie Miller, Ashley Cain, Michael Cain, and other extended family.. ...