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Obituaries from July 2010

Daniel G. Pleake (07/29/10)
Daniel G. Pleake, 58, Carbon, passed away at Maple Ridge Care Center, Lincoln, Ill., July 28, 2010, following a battle with Guillain-Barre' Syndrome. He was born Dec. 17, 1951, in Putnam County, the son of Daniel and Eloise (McCammack) Pleake. Danny graduated from South Putnam High School with the class of 1969...
Arabella Jean Clagg (07/30/10)
Arabella Jean Clagg, 87, Newton, Ill., passed away at 5:29 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill. Funeral services celebrating Jean's life took place at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Central Christian Church, Newton, Ill., with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery, rural Newton, Ill...
Rodger M. Hamblen (07/28/10)
Rodger M. Hamblen, 48, Center Point, formerly of Aurora, Ill., passed away at his home July 18. He was born Oct. 23, 1961, to his loving parents the late Donnie Hamblen Sr. and his mother Margret Hamblen. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Misty and their three beautiful children. He is also survived by his three brothers Steven and his two children, Keith, and Donnie Jr. and his three children, as well as his sister Linda, and the rest of his large extended family and friends...
Stanley A. Eldridge (07/27/10)
Stanley A. Eldridge, 86, Knightsville, went home to be with his Lord at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, July 26, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born May 10, 1924, in Brazil, the son Stanley Raymond and Georgia (Whittner) Eldridge. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1942. ...
Evelyn Smith (07/26/10)
Evelyn Smith, 79, Clay City, passed away July 25, 2010, at 1:56 p.m., at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Old Hickory, Tenn., the daughter of Allen and Era Hunt Keen. Her family moved to Clay County when she was a young girl. She attended Brazil High School...
Luther 'David' Reinoehl (07/26/10)
Luther "David" Reinoehl, 81, Brazil, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Brazil, as the son of Lyle and Mary E. Thomas Reinoehl. He graduated from Van Buren High School. He served in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge...
Elwood Kuss (07/26/10)
Elwood Kuss, 86, Center Point, passed away at Springhill Village, Terre Haute, July 23, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Ferdinand and Lillian (Unger) Kuss. He graduated from Boys Technical School in Milwaukee where he learned to be a master mechanic...
Dorothea Alleen Puckett (07/25/10)
John J. Thomas (07/23/10)
John J. Thomas, 86, Brazil, passed away peacefully at Cloverleaf Health Care Thursday, July 22, 2010. John was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Parke County, to Joe and Hazel (Gross) Thomas. He and his siblings were raised on the family farm in rural Rockville. He attended a one-room grade school, Crossroads, before graduating as valedictorian from Rockville High School in 1942...
Grace Rose Webster (07/19/10)
Grace Rose Webster, 72, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Coal Bluff, Ind. This past Sunday July 18, 2010, the Heavenly gates opened and our Heavenly Father took Grace Webster Home. Grace was born on Dec. 9, 1937, in Coxville, Ind., to the late Roy and Doris Fisher. She was married on Dec. 24, 1953, to the late William Merle Webster Sr., for 47 years...
Wilma Mary Cox (07/18/10)
Wilma Mary Cox, age 96, of Brazil, Ind., died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Clay City, Ind., as the daughter of Levi and Nancy Duncan Sinders. She graduated from Clay City High School. She married Elmer S. Cox Dec. 25, 1935. She was owner and operator of her own shoe store until her retirement. She was a member of the Brazil First Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting and gardening...
Alan V. Martin (07/18/10)
Alan V. Martin, age 89 of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Brazil, died July 2, 2010, in Indianapolis. He was born June 7, 1920, in Clay County, as the son of Marion T. and Nellie Lucas Martin. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1938, Indiana State Teachers College in 1946 and went on to earn his Masters Degree from Indiana University...
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson (07/18/10)
Harry E. "Gene" Nelson, 72 of Reelsville, formerly of Terre Haute, died July 17, 2010, at Union Hospital. He was born in Clark County, Ind., the son of Kermit Nelson and Hazel Logsdon Nelson. He graduated from Hymera High School, Class of 1957. In his career he worked at Sony in Terre Haute and later sold heavy equipment for KMI. ...
Colonel John K. "Jack" Atkinson (07/18/10)
Colonel John K. "Jack" Atkinson, "Col. A," 73 of Brazil, died suddenly July 16, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in the emergency room. He was born July 8, 1937, in Clay County the son of Orville K. Atkinson and Emma Mildred Archer Atkinson. He graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1955. On Nov. 1, 1958, he married Sandra Wedel Atkinson and together they raised three children, Rebecca, Lesa and John...
Floyd Kenneth Bond (07/16/10)
Floyd Kenneth Bond, 88, Reelsville, died at 11:42 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born Nov. 3, 1921, Reelsville, as the son of Harry and Eva Parrish Bond. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. ...
Virgil "Pete" Cline Trump Jr. (07/15/10)
Virgil "Pete" Cline Trump Jr., 72, Brazil, passed away at his home July 14, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born March 10, 1938, in Russellville, Ind., to Virgil Cline Trump Sr., and Dorothy Francis (Pierce) Trump. He graduated from Union Township High School with the class of 1956. He joined the United States Army in 1957. Pete served in Italy before being honorably discharged in 1960...
Eula Mae Hutcheson (07/15/10)
Eula Mae Hutcheson, 77, Brazil, died at 4:58 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1932, in Clay County, as the daughter of Phillips H. and Milla M. Hamilton Hutcheson. She had been employed at the Chesty Potato Chip Company for 32 years until her retirement...
William "Billy" D. Carter (07/14/10)
Herschel Harmon Bullerdick (07/14/10)
Herschel Harmon Bullerdick, 94, Poland, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at The Waters in Greencastle. He was born Feb. 21, 1916, in Poland, as the son of Albert H. and Iva Edna Neese Bullerdick. He married Lavera "Tootie" Stewart June 12, 1948, in Brazil. He was a farmer all of his life, and he also worked for the Gulf Pipeline Company as a backhoe operator...
Norma Jean Bunton (07/14/10)
Norma Jean Bunton, 73, Brazil, died at 2:10 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born April 19, 1937, in Brazil, as the daughter of John and Lillian Harris Reese. Following graduation from high school, she attended the Indiana Business College and began a career with the Indiana Duplicators firm as office manager. ...
Doris E. Fretz Romas (07/14/10)
Doris E. Fretz Romas, 88, Brazil, passed away at 3 p.m., July 13, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind. Doris was born on Aug. 4, 1921, to Anthony and Ora (LaSalle) Fretz Doris was reared in the Saline City community on a farm with eight brothers and sisters. She attended Saline Grade School during elementary years and later graduated from Ashboro High School in 1939...
Richard (Dick) L. Wells (07/13/10)
Richard (Dick) L. Wells, 81, Brazil, passed away July 12, 2010, at 8:08 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Knightsville on May 18, 1929, the son of Clarence L. Wells and Martha (Reed) Wells. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1947, and was the senior class president and member of the varsity basketball team. ...
Phylliss Elaine Phenis (07/12/10)
Phylliss Elaine Phenis, 64, Brazil, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2010, after a very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born May 24, 1946, in Brazil, the daughter of Harlon and Frances (Roseberry) Phenis. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1964...
Frances C. Neese (07/11/10)
Frances C. Neese, 83, Brazil, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Knightsville, Jan. 13, 1927, the daughter of Joseph Daniel and Zella Ruth (Schorer) Neese. She graduated from Reelsville High School with the class of 1945...
Jan LaSalle (07/09/10)
Jan LaSalle, 58, Bucyrus, Ohio, went to be with her Lord Thursday morning, July 8, 2010, at Bucyrus Community Hospital. She was born March 21, 1952, in Fulton, Mo., the daughter of George H. Shiverdecker, who preceded her in death, and Oleta (Perkinson) Shiverdecker, who survives...
Geneive Hancock Baratto (07/09/10)
Geneive Hancock Baratto, 91, Brazil, passed away July 8, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital with her family by her side, having resided at Cloverleaf Healthcare for several years. She attended Clinton High School and Heim Beauty College, Gary, Ind. She had a beauty shop in Terre Haute from 1949-1965, then worked as a cashier at AP and S Clinic, and later retired from Merchants National Bank as a bank teller...
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald (07/07/10)
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald, 68, Brazil, died July 7, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. At the time of death, she was surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Greencastle. She was raised as the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Kaelber. ...
Stephen A. Mustard (07/06/10)
Stephen A. Mustard, 45, Brazil, passed away at home July 1, 2010, from an apparent heart attack. He was born July 7, 1964, in Brazil, to Stephen and Brenda (Dickison) Mustard. Steve graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1983. Steve worked at various jobs but he was a mechanic at heart...
David Maurer (07/06/10)
David Maurer, 33, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Brazil, passed away July 3, 2010. He was born June 6, 1977, in Indianapolis, the son of John and Kathy (Gilliam) Maurer. David graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1995. After high school, he attended Indiana University, Bloomington, for two years later transferring to Indiana State University. He worked as a waiter at the Apple Club in Terre Haute and transferred to San Rimos at the Holiday Inn North in Indianapolis...
Larry Mager (07/05/10)
Larry Mager, 69, Brazil, died Sunday evening July 4, 2010, at Cloverleaf Health Care following a short bout with cancer. Larry was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Diamond, Ind., the son of Andrew and Elsie (Philabaum) Mager. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1958 and went directly to work at American Vitrified Products in Brazil...
Ormenta "Sis" Cordell (07/05/10)
Ormenta "Sis" Cordell, 92, Clay City, passed away July 3, 2010, following a short stay at Southwood Nursing Home. She was born in Owen County, June 8, 1918, the daughter of Jesse and Dora (Neiswinger) Leohr. She graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1936...
Debra Lynn Ketner (07/05/10)
Debra Lynn Ketner, 52, Ashboro, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness. She was born in Clay County, March 1, 1958, the daughter of Melvin and Helen (Seymour) Backfish.Deb graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1976. She worked at Columbia Records for a brief stint. Deb married Edward Ketner Sr. Aug. 9, 1989...
Maralynn Rosa (07/05/10)
Maralynn Rosa, 91, Knightsville, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, July 4, 2010, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Frankfort, Ind., the daughter of Russell C. and Brenetta Jane (Northway) Stoms. Maralynn graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1936. She later graduated from Smart Appearance Beauty College...
Sharon Harmon (07/02/10)
Sharon Harmon, 48, Brazil, passed away at home, Friday July 2, 2010, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Paragon, Ind., May 1, 1962, the daughter of William and Merry (Tharpe) Riddle Sharon graduated from Harcourt High School. Following high school, she worked for several local businesses...
Myrna Monson Sproul (07/01/10)
A memorial service will be conducted for Myrna Monson Sproul Sunday, July 4, at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Myrna was born July 4, 1922, and passed away May 15, 2010. The family has chosen Sunday for a celebration of Myrna's life from 1-3 p.m...
Steven Mitchel Green (07/01/10)
Steven Mitchel Green, 57, Brazil, died June 30, 2010, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1953, in Clay County, the son of Lloyd F. Green and Vivian Mary Shelburn Green. At the age of 8, Steven's family moved to the Hollywood Hills area of Florida. He graduated from Hollywood Hills High School. As a young man, he worked in construction and then got on at Florida Power and Light for several years last working as a supervisor. In 1998, Steve moved back to the Brazil area...