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Obituaries from November 2010

Hazel Wagner (11/28/10)
Hazel Wagner, 86, Terre Haute, passed away at 11:25 a.m., Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Springhill Village. She was born in Parke County, Indiana, Sept. 2, 1924, to John Alexander Taylor and Mary Lou Davis Taylor. She married Herschel Chester Wagner Sept. 28, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1975...
Stephen Michael 'Mike' Parr (11/28/10)
Stephen Michael "Mike" Parr, 57, Brazil, died at 12:33 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Jan. 12, 1953, in Brazil, as the son of James and Sarelda "Widdie" Bayer Parr. Following graduation from Brazil High School, he attended electrical technical training and began a career as an electrician, owning and operating Parr Electric and Home Improvement...
Ralph L. Dowell (11/22/10)
Ralph L. Dowell, 87, Terre Haute, passed away Nov. 21, 2010, in Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center from complications of a stroke. He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Fontanet, Ind., to Ralph Dowell and Justine (Ilas) Dowell. He retired from GTE in 1985 after 32 years of service...
Howard Webster (11/21/10)
Howard Webster, 94, lifelong farmer and long-time resident of rural Rosedale, passed away Nov. 19, 2010, at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. Howard was born Jan. 3, 1916, to Elmer and Florence (Cox) Webster. He graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1934...
Kenneth W. Ferrell Jr. (11/19/10)
Kenneth W. Ferrell Jr., 53, Putnam County, passed away at 11:54 p.m., Nov. 17, 2010, following a long battle with C.O.P.D. Kenny was born May 8, 1957, in Franklin, Ind., the son of Kenneth Wayne Ferrell Sr., and Mary Jo (Schaffer) Ferrell. Kenny was a talented mechanic. This talent created many opportunities in his life, including a career as a Mechanic Foreman for the Franklin Township Schools in Indianapolis...
Ruby M. Martin (11/19/10)
Ruby M. Martin, 94, Clay City, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare Nov. 15, 2010. Ruby was born Dec. 23, 1915, in Clay County, the daughter of Millard and Goldie (Furry) Martin. Ruby graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1934. She later graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in April 1934. Ruby also attended Indiana Central College from 1936-39...
Jeanne Victoria (Allen) (Delgado) Bendel (11/18/10)
Jeanne Victoria (Allen) (Delgado) Bendel, 59, Indianapolis, formerly of Reelsville, died Nov. 12, 2010. She delivered the Trader Paper for many years in the Central Indiana area. Jeanne was born March 8, 1951, the daughter of Noah W. and Muriel E. (Eaton) Allen...
Lisa Marie Holifield (11/17/10)
Lisa Marie Holifield, 30, Brazil, died unexpectedly Nov. 16, 2010. She was born Sept. 29, 1980, in Clay County, the daughter of Rick Holifield and Angela Brush. Lisa attended Sunny Side Middle School and McCutchin High School in Lafayette, before moving back to Brazil and graduating from Northview High School...
Robert E. 'Bob' Rothrock (11/15/10)
Robert E. "Bob" Rothrock, 86, Brazil, completed his journey on this Earth at 3:15 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at his residence. The peace of the Lord was with him. He was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Coles County, Ill., as the son of Thomas David and Zella Roberts Rothrock...
Robert 'Bob' Rothrock (11/14/10)
William Harvey Aker Jr. (11/14/10)
William Harvey Aker Jr., 82, Reelsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11,2010, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Putnam County, the son of William Harvey Aker and Gertrude Aker. After graduating Reelsville High School, he entered the Army during World War II. William married Marilyn (Jones) on Oct. 8, 1949. In his younger days, he was an avid hunter and had many dogs...
Norma Jean Kress (11/12/10)
Norma Jean Kress, 85, Clay City, passed away Nov. 11, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She had been a resident of Sycamore Manor for the past year. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Clay County, the daughter of Bence and Goldie Harris Robinson. Mrs. Kress graduated from Clay City High School and then completed her teaching degree at Indiana Normal College. She obtained her Master's Degree in Education from Indiana State University...
Judith E. 'Judi' Cook (11/11/10)
Judith E. "Judi" Cook, 66, Reelsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. Born March 8, 1944, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles G. "Bill" and M. Louise (Shaner) York. She was a graduate of Reelsville High School...
Mildred L. Neese (11/11/10)
Mildred L. Neese, 95, Danville, Ill., formerly of Poland and Cloverdale, passed away Nov. 10, 2010, in Danville, Ill. She was born on May 27, 1915, in Clay County, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie [Mauer] Butterman. She was married to Dennis Edwin Neese on Nov. 25, 1932, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1982...
Evelyn M. Nelson (11/11/10)
Evelyn M. Nelson, 60, Brazil, passed away at her home Nov. 9, 2010, following difficulties relating to congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was born July 11, 1950, in Brazil, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Wilson) Walker. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1968 and later attended Ivy Tech, majoring in Accounting and Computer Programming until becoming ill...
Janie Davis Welborn Schuyler (11/10/10)
Mary E. Moore (11/10/10)
Evelyn M. Nelson (11/10/10)
Evelyn M. Nelson, 60, Brazil, passed away at her home Nov. 9, 2010, following difficulties relating to congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was born July 11, 1950, in Brazil, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Wilson) Walker. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1968 and later attended Ivy Tech, majoring in Accounting and Computer Programming until becoming ill...
James M. Wilson (11/09/10)
Christa M. Orlaska (11/09/10)
Christa M. Orlaska, 56, Brazil, passed away at home Nov. 8, 2010, surrounded by her family, following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1954, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of James D. and Constance (Mattern) McFarland. Christa spent her life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother...
Mary Esther Tarvin Anderson (11/09/10)
Mary Esther Tarvin Anderson, 92, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, passed away Nov. 4, 2010. She was born July 29, 1918, in Brazil, the daughter of John W. and Rebecca Walzer Tarvin. Mary was a graduate of Staunton High School and Indiana State University...
Margaret Helen Keegan (11/07/10)
Carole Ann Bridgewater (11/07/10)
Carole Ann Bridgewater, 69, Brazil, went home to be with Jesus at 2:13 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born May 13, 1941, in Terre Haute, as the daughter of Joseph and Gladys Taylor Rollo. She was united in marriage to Cevert W. "Sonny" Bridgewater July 20, 1958...
Robert Joseph Moore (11/07/10)
Robert Joseph Moore, 83, Brazil, died at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Brazil, as the son of Arthur J. and Edna R. Elliott Moore. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge...
Howard Cleo Summers (11/07/10)
Howard Cleo Summers, 94, died at 10:31 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Autumn Glen, Greencastle. He was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Parke County, Ind., as the son of Oscar and Vallie Mitchell Summers. He left school to begin working in the family coal business...
McCoy "Coy" Williams (11/07/10)
McCoy "Coy" Williams, 74, Carbon, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2010. He was born May 12, 1936, in Leslie County, Kentucky, the son of Loyd and Minerva (Day) Williams. Coy worked as a Millwright for more than 30 years. He was a past member of Millwright Local 1003. He was also a member of St. Joseph Parish in Rockville, and Masonic Lodge 132 in Cloverdale...
Jean Ann Sanquenetti (11/04/10)
Jean Ann Sanquenetti, 70, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2010, at Meadows Manor East, Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Knightsville, as the daughter of Edward and Anise Bullerdick Thompson. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1957...
Martha Helen Ewing (11/03/10)
Martha Helen Ewing, 85, Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 2, 1924, in Parke County, the daughter of Ernest and Bessie VanFossan Goodin, following graduation from high school, Helen continued her education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse...
Frank Ortiz Cercos (11/02/10)
Frank Ortiz Cercos, born in Holden, W. Va., of Spanish immigrant parents, raised in San Francisco, Calif., passed away Oct. 27, 2010, surrounded in love by his wife Pat and his four outstanding children. Frank attended Commerce High School in San Francisco. He graduated in 1941...