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Obituaries from January 2011

Jayne-Rae Cree (01/31/11)
Jayne-Rae Cree, 64, Brazil, formerly of Terre Haute, died Jan. 30, 2011, at 6:58 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd Weddington and Ethyl Fuller Weddington. She graduated from Gerstmeyer High School and later attended Harold's Beauty Academy...
James Dressler (01/30/11)
John William Taylor (01/31/11)
Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett (01/30/11)
Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett, 63, Brazil, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Otto and Flossie (Bemis) Snow. Joann graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the class of 1965. Following high school, Joann worked for General Housewares, Terre Haute. She also worked at Boston Scientific, Spencer, and most recently Goodwill Industries, Brazil...
Reno P. Casassa (01/28/11)
Reno P. Casassa, 84, Noblesville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Riverview Hospital, Noblesville. He was born on Aug. 22, 1926, to James and Minnie Casassa in Universal, Ind. Reno was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong carpenter and was a member of the carpenter's union...
Ruth Eleanor Buck Saybor (01/27/11)
Ruth Eleanor Buck Saybor, 90, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Davis Garden Health Care in Terre Haute. She was born June 7, 1920, in Brazil, as the daughter of McMillan Houston and Ruth Amelia Ericson Johnson II. Following graduation from Brazil High School, she graduated from Indiana State Teacher's College...
Mildred Evelyn Biggins (01/26/11)
Mildred Evelyn Biggins, 93, Rosedale, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Diamond, Ind., as the daughter of William C. and Cora Payne Biggins. She graduated from Raccoon Twp. High School/Bridgeton with the class of 1936 and continued her education at Indiana State University, where she received her B.S. ...
Wanda Louise Backfish (01/26/11)
Wanda Louise Backfish, 88, Center Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Clay County, as the daughter of Roy Sinclair and Inez Halt Donham. Following graduation from high school, she married Kenneth J. Backfish, who has preceded her in death...
Mildred Biggins (01/25/11)
Mildred Biggins, 93, Rosedale, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home.
Wanda Louise Backfish (01/25/11)
Wanda Louise Backfish, 88, Center Point, died Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home.
Mary Joan Clancy (01/24/11)
Mary Joan Clancy, 79, Chicago, formerly of Brazil, died Jan. 18, 2011. She was born May 31, 1931, in Chicago. While living in Brazil, she stayed with her son, James Clancy and his wife Belinda. She is survived by her seven children and extended family. Funeral services took place at 11 a.m., Saturday, 22, 2011, at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, Dyer, Ind...
Elizabeth 'Betty' L. Arthur (01/23/11)
Elizabeth "Betty" L. Arthur, 80, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil, Jan. 22, 2011. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Greene County, Ind., to Russell and Manda (VanDevender) Crites. She graduated from Bloomfield High School. On Feb. 2, 1949, she married Robert "Joe" Arthur...
Charles G. Hapenny Jr. (01/23/11)
Charles G. Hapenny Jr., 79, died Jan. 22, 2011, at 1:52 p.m., at Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, following complications from surgery almost five months ago. He was born July 21, 1931, in Clay County, the son of Charles and Arvetta Orman Hapenny...
Jackie Lee Petroff (01/21/11)
Jackie Lee Petroff, 74, Center Point, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at St. Vincent Seton Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 15, 1936, in Terre Haute, as the son of Nicholas and Teresa Bernice Cone. He graduated from Brazil High School. He worked as a sheet metal fabricator in the HVAC business until his retirement...
Jackie Lee Petroff (01/20/11)
Jackie Lee Petroff, 74, Center Point, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home.
William 'Bill' Raymond Phillips (01/20/11)
William "Bill" Raymond Phillips, 88, Brazil, passed away Jan. 20, 2011, at Union Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Clay County, the son of George and Hazel Lucille Proud Phillips. He graduated from Van Buren High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II, in the Pacific Theater in 1943-46...
Ellena Kaelber Botner (01/19/11)
Ellena Kaelber Botner, 93, Brazil, passed away Jan. 19, 2011, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born June 26, 1917, in Posey Township, the daughter of George Kaelber and Christina Nolte Kaelber. Ellena attended the Dutch Knob School and graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1935. She worked at the Brazil City Water Works office, the Brazil License Branch and later for General Telephone Co., from where she retired in 1982...
Betty L. Coffin (01/19/11)
Betty L. Coffin, 84, Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at 11:40 p.m., in Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was a retired Unit Manager for Reuben H. Donnelley. Betty was born March 14, 1926, in Riley, Ind., to Clarence E. Trout and Trellah P. (Jeffres) Trout...
Claudena D. "Polly" Johnson (01/19/11)
Claudena D. "Polly" Johnson, 84, formerly of Saline City, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility Jan. 18, 2011. Polly was born Jan. 29, 1926, the daughter of Irene Neiswinger Persinger. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Grover Persinger. She grew up in Saline City and attended Ashboro School...
Catherine Elizabeth Reynolds (01/18/11)
Catherine Elizabeth Reynolds, 93, Kirkland, Ariz., formerly of Brazil, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Arizona. She was born Sept. 27, 1917, as the daughter of John and Chloe Archer Allen. She married Walter H. Reynolds Dec. 9, 1942. She had worked at Kroger's, Reese's Grocery and Columbia Records in Terre Haute. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Eastern Star and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Robyn E. (Brush) Lain (01/18/11)
Robyn E. (Brush) Lain, 47, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2011. Robyn was born Jan. 3, 1965, in Brazil, the daughter of Ronald and Bonnie (Clark) Hughes. She graduated from West Vigo High School with the class of 1983, and later attended Indiana State University...
Robyn E. (Brush) Lain (01/17/11)
Robyn E. (Brush) Lain, 47, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2011. Services are pending at French Funeral Home.
Donnie Ray Headley (01/14/11)
Donnie Ray Headley, 60, Brazil, died at 1:15 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born Jan. 4, 1951, in Brazil, as the son of Bert Jr. and Julia Faye Rogers Headley. He worked as a laborer and artist and had been employed at Kellogg's, Lane Bryant's and had worked for a friend, Roy Hartman, in Mississippi, during Mardi Gras...
Noel Edwin Allen (01/13/11)
Noel Edwin Allen, 82, Brazil, died at 2 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Zanesville, Ohio, as the son of Herbert N. and Elta Garvey Allen. Following high school, Noel was employed as a construction manager building brick plants and potteries in the U.S., South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. He married Helen J. Richardson Dec. 13, 1947, in Cordova, Ala...
Carol Kay Brindley (01/11/11)
Carol Kay Brindley, 65, Rushville, passed away Monday Jan. 10, at IU Medical Center. Born July 21, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Forrest McDaniel and Maxine McDaniel Ronan. She graduated from Rushville High School and married Harry E. Brindley Dec. 14, 1963, who survives...
Robert J. "Hot Rod Bob" Modglin (01/10/11)
Robert J. "Hot Rod Bob" Modglin, 66, Brazil, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at home, with his family by his side, following an extended illness. He was born July 26, 1944, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Charles and Thelma (Lee) Modglin. He graduated from Plainfield High School...
Norma Jean Anderson (01/07/11)
Norma Jean Anderson was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Brazil, Ind., to Joseph and Mildred (Trueblood) Gregg. She died Jan. 4, 2011, in Lawton, Okla., at the age of 83. Burial will take place in Brazil, at a later date. Norma was raised and attended school in Brazil. ...
Ernest Franklin Egloff (01/05/11)
Ernest Franklin Egloff, 81, Carbon, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born April 16, 1929, in "Pontiac," Van Buren Twp., Clay County, as the son of Oscar and Esther Wells Egloff. He graduated from Van Buren High School and continued his education at Purdue University, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1951, Indiana State University and DePauw University. ...
Charles Harvey Lawrence (01/04/11)
Charles Harvey Lawrence, 62, Brazil, died at 2:10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Clay County, as the son of Carl L. and Mary Myers Lawrence. He worked for several years for the City of Brazil until his health failed. He attended the Church of the Living Christ. He had been a member of the Eagles in Brazil...
Sister Dorothy Deal (01/04/11)
Sister Dorothy Deal, 91, died at 6:35 p.m., Jan. 2, 2011, in Mother Theordore Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She was born in Brazil, July 3, 1919, to Lee J. and Elizabeth Mathis Deal, and was baptized Dorothy Helen. Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence Jan. 9, 1937, and was given the name Sr. Damien...
James W. Zimmerman Sr. (01/03/11)
James W. Zimmerman Sr., 87, Brazil, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Terre Haute, to John Charles Zimmerman and Mabel Hunter Zimmerman. He retired from the Quality Control Department of Tredegar Film Products in 1985...
Mona Mary Adamson (01/03/11)
Mona Mary Adamson, 62, Brazil, died at 7:34 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Carmel St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel, Ind. She was born March 13, 1948, in Evansville, as the daughter of Albert and Mabel Lynch Lawson. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1966...
Wanda Mae (Gaut) Cook (01/02/11)
Wanda Mae (Gaut) Cook passed away Jan. 1, 2011, at 6:30 a.m., at Union Hospital. She was born April 30, 1950, in Clay County, to Francis Gaut and Helen Lucille Cofer Gaut. Wanda retired from CBS in 2002 after 30 years as a customer service representative...
Paul Curtis Vogel Jr. (01/02/11)
Paul Curtis Vogel Jr., 64, Brazil, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Clay County, as the son of Paul C. and Betty Urbain Vogel Sr. He served in the United States Army until his honorable discharge...
Don Allsup (01/02/11)
Don Allsup, 76, Staunton, passed away Jan. 1, 2011, at home, unexpectedly. He was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Vigo County, to James and Thelma (Bridget) Allsup. He attended Concannon High School in West Terre Haute. Don joined the United States Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1958...
Melvin T. Payne (01/02/11)
Melvin T. Payne, Evansville, formerly of Staunton, passed away Dec. 30, 2010, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Evansville. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil. On July 1, 1943, she married Doyne E. Payne Sr., who preceded her in death April 13, 2001...
Robert Eugene VanArsdall (01/02/11)
Robert Eugene VanArsdall, 82, Center Point, passed away at his home with his family members at his side Dec. 30, 2010. He was born July 22, 1928, in Indianapolis, the son of Kermit and Nora (Smith) VanArsdall. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge after three years of service...