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Obituaries from February 2011

Fredrick Arnold Price (02/28/11)
Fredrick Arnold Price went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. He was surrounded by his loving family and the caring nurses and CNAs of Cloverleaf Health Center. Arnold ("Freddie," to his family) was born June 11, 1918, to Fred C. ...
Shirley Ann Gerber (02/28/11)
Shirley Ann Gerber, 78 of Lewis, died unexpectedly Feb. 26, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Sullivan County the daughter of Ray A. Worth and Syvilla Woods Worth. She graduated from Jasonville High School, Class of 1950. She also attended Indiana State University...
Robert Wayne Evans Jr. (02/28/11)
Robert Wayne Evan Jr. 81, died Feb. 27, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born July 14, 192,9 in Michigan, the son of Robert Evans and Gladys Evans Williams. Bob served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the VFW No. 1127. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 2, Moose Lodge, and the Eagles. He worked as a carpenter for CDI until he retired due to health problems...
Reba Mae Clifton (02/28/11)
Reba Mae Clifton, Dover, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del. She was 85. Mrs. Clifton was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Brazil, to the late Otto and Ocie (Thomas) Sawyer, the youngest of eight children. She worked as a crossing guard for Dover schools, then in Jello production at General Foods in Dover for 26 years. She was active in Lifestyles Fitness for more than 20 years, and a member of the People's Church of Dover...
Charles D. 'Charlie' Vansickle (02/27/11)
Charles D. "Charlie" Vansickle, 60, Bainbridge, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. He was born April 9, 1950, in Thorntown, to Marvin Vansickle and Dee Truax Vansickle. Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army, and had been employed at Uniroyal in Indianapolis; Lobdell -- Oxford in Greencastle, I.A.C., formerly Lear, in Greencastle, and Great Dane in Brazil...
Frederick A. Price (02/27/11)
Frederick A. Price, 92, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Services are pending at French Funeral Home.
James Brandon Barnett (02/25/11)
James Brandon Barnett, 32, Fillmore, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, following a tragic accident. He was born in Indianapolis, Aug. 19, 1978, the son of Daniel Hayes and Betty (Barnett) Metz. Brandon graduated from South Putnam High School with the class of 1998, and attended Automotive Technology classes at IUPUI. Brandon had been working for Dixie Chopper until his recent lay-off...
Marilou Boyce Roeschlein (02/25/11)
Marilou Boyce Roeschlein, 81, Clinton, died at 2:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. She was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Cook County, Ill., the daughter of Anthony Wayne Sullivan and Era Powell Carlson. She had retired from the Vermillion County Extension Office...
Dorothy Jane Fields (02/23/11)
Dorothy Jane Fields, 76, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Oklahoma City. Dorothy was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Bowling Green, to Earl and Edna Schiele. Dorothy was the Director of Neighbor for Neighbor, as well as secretary for Grace Lutheran Church and Wilmont Baptist Church. She also volunteered at Skyline Ministries until her health would not permit her to do so. Dorothy was involved in many activities in the service of the Lord...
Susie A. Galbraith (02/23/11)
Susie A. Galbraith, 80, Brazil, passed away Feb. 22, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas, to Leo M. Todd and Iona Adams Todd. She was a graduate of Fontanet High School in 1948, and married Robert Galbraith, Feb. 14, 1959. She was a member of the Rio Grande Full Gospel Church...
Roy Lee Jones Sr. (02/23/11)
Roy Lee Jones Sr., 83, Carbon, died at 10:04 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born May 30, 1927, in Bowling Green, Ky., as the son of Marshall L. and Mary Baggerly Jones. He married Mary Sorenson, who survives. He worked in construction as a tile setter...
Grant Howard Watts (02/21/11)
Grant Howard Watts, 58, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was born March 10, 1952, in Bloomington, Ind., to Gene and Patsy (Howard) Watts. Grant graduated from Bloomington High School with the class of 1970. While in high school, he excelled in cross country and track and field, where he held several records...
Thelma Jo Fritz (02/21/11)
Thelma Jo Fritz, 74, Clay City, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 16, 1936, in Greene County, the daughter of Joseph and Thelma Burger Hutchison. She was a graduate of Jasonville High School, Class of 1955...
Emmarae Elizabeth Kunkel (02/21/11)
Emmarae Elizabeth Kunkel, born Feb. 18, 2011, at 7:21 p.m., to Teresa Shilling and Randy Kunkel Jr., passed away shortly after birth. She was preceded in death by her aunt Michelle Tucker. She leaves behind her parents Randy Kunkel and Teresa Shilling, brothers Tristin James Kunkel and Jacob Alen Kunkel, and sister Grace Lynn Kunkel, grandparents Calvin and Bonita Shilling, Jim and Tonia Tucker, and Randy and Peggy Kunkel, aunts and uncles Kensey Kunkel, Jamie and Jason Davis, SanDee and Gary Deheer, Penny Phares, Ronie Phares, Matt and Melanie Ordway, Allison Shilling, Ryan Shilling and Robert Shilling.. ...
Edward Douglas Preston (02/21/11)
Edward Douglas Preston, 53, Brazil, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2011. He was born May 26, 1957, in Chicago, the son of Benjamin and Phyllis (Sanborn) Preston. He attended Mortin East High School in Cicero, Ill., and later received his degree, graduating at the top in the state...
Wilma R. Buell (02/18/11)
Wilma R. Buell, 90, formerly of Clay City, passed away Feb. 18, 2011, at 8:30 a.m., at Davis Gardens Healthcare Facility. She was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Clay County, the daughter of Samuel Martin Baumgartner and Sarah Elizabeth Dickey Baumgartner. On Dec. 31, 1942, she married Liston F. Buell. He preceded her in death April 6, 1998...
Michelle Kay Clark (02/16/11)
Michelle Kay Clark, 45, Brazil, passed away at her residence Feb. 15, 2011. She was born in Greencastle, Sept. 22, 1965, to Gary and Heidrun (Schaefer) Clark. She was a 1983 graduate of Owen Valley High School and Ivy Tech Nursing School, where she received her LPN degree...
Arabella Marie Myers (02/15/11)
Arabella Marie Myers, infant daughter of Tyler James Myers and Kathleen Joan Rogers, was born and died Feb. 13, 2011, at Union Hospital. She is survived by her parents Tyler and Kathleen, Terre Haute, grandparents Big Jim Rogers and Kathy Rogers, Brazil, and Jim Myers, Brazil, great-grandparents Jerry Rogers, Center Point, and Dee Elder, Brazil, uncles Andy Rogers, Greencastle, and Jordan Myers, Brazil, and aunt Brooklyne Myers, Brazil, and other extended family...
Joy A. Green (02/15/11)
Joy A. Green, 91, Brazil, died Feb. 14, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Clay County, the daughter of Olus and Anna Long Aker. Joy graduated from Van Buren High School and later married Joseph M. Green. He preceded her in death in September of 1992...
Alan W. Padgett (02/14/11)
Alan W. Padgett, 61, Linton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Westview Nursing Home in Bedford, Ind. He was born Aug. 1, 1949, to Cletus and Betty (Weaver) Padgett. Alan was later married to his wife Kelly, who preceded him in death. Alan had worked as a Correctional Officer at the Putnamville Correctional Facility and was also a bookkeeper...
Richard Thomas Smith (02/14/11)
Richard Thomas Smith, 75, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital Feb. 14, 2011. He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Binghampton, N.Y., the son of Philip and Jennie Smith. He graduated from Whitney Point Central with the class of 1955. Richard worked as a final assembler for Link Aviation from 1966-70, and then the Town of Triangle, New York, from 1970 until he retired in 1982...
Galen W. Mitchell (02/13/11)
Galen W. Mitchell, 81, Cory, passed away Feb. 12, 2011, at Terre Haute Health and Rehab following a brief illness. He was born June 29, 1929, in Clay City, the son of Floyd E. and Phoebe Jane (Edmondson) Mitchell. Galen worked for Commercial Solvents, Terre Haute, retiring in 1990...
Ethel Ione Killion (02/09/11)
Ethel Ione Killion, 97, Brazil, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born May 8, 1913, in Parke County, as the daughter of John and Hannah Bulmahn Crooks. Following graduation from Bridgeton High School, she attended Indiana Business College in Terre Haute...
Judith A. Spence (02/09/11)
Judith A. Spence, 73, Cardonia, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 3:40 p.m., at her home with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 2, 1938, the daughter of David and Gertrude Cobb. She grew up in Royal Oaks, Mich. Judy moved to Brazil in 1956, where she met and married her husband Ronald E. Spence, in May 1957...
Jerry J. 'Perky' Perkins (02/08/11)
Jerry J. "Perky" Perkins, 72, Nashville, Ind., entered into eternal life Feb. 4, 2011. He was at home and surrounded by family at the time of his passing. Jerry was a former resident of Brazil. He was born July 23, 1938, in Arcola, Ill. Jerry's parents were the late Allen James and Anna Marie (Alhrich) Perkins...
Norbert S. Strange (02/08/11)
Norbert S. Strange, 99, Brazil, died Feb. 8, 2011, at 4:15 a.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Martin County, the son of William Leo Strange and Mary Susan Miles Strange. On Feb. 15, 1936, he married Cleo Dunn Strange. She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 2001...
Ed Clark (02/08/11)
Ed Clark, 58, Brazil, passed away Feb. 8, 2011, following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born Dec. 8, 1952, to William and Thelma (Froderman) Clark. Ed graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1971. Following high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Ed served from 1972 until being honorably discharged in 1974 as a Corporal. Upon his return home he began working for Nolte's Upholstery...
Mary Maxine Kumpf (02/08/11)
Mary Maxine Kumpf, 93, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Brazil, and graduated from Staunton High School. In addition to taking care of her four daughter and husband, she worked in customer service positions for several companies, the longest tenure being with Balan's Elite Dry Cleaners in Washington, Ind., for 15 years...
Virgil Ames (02/07/11)
Virgil Ames, 87, Brazil, died Feb. 6, 2011, at his home following a lengthy illness. Virgil graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1942. Following high school, he worked at Hick's Auto. Virgil joined the United States Navy during World War II and returned to duty during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1959, with the rank of Water Tender 2nd Class...
Robert Benson (02/07/11)
Robert Benson, 74, Terre Haute, died in Union Hospital at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 6, 2011. He was born in Clinton, Ind., Oct. 12, 1936, to Andrew and Lilly (Baysinger) Benson. He retired in 1998 from Indiana Gas after 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Chopson) Benson, daughter Kimmala Vanatti and son Rocky Benson, both of Terre Haute. ...
Nedra L. Carlton (02/07/11)
Nedra L. Carlton, 66, Brazil, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Brazil, as the daughter of Clifford and Maxine Hudson Byers. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1962. She worked as the Administrative Assistant at First United Methodist Church of Brazil for 24 years and then she was employed at Riddell National Bank for 18 years until her retirement...
Jesse A. Hill (02/06/11)
Jesse A. Hill, 77, Terre Haute, passed away Feb. 4, 2011, in the Royal Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Born April 15, 1933, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of Charles Hill and Addie (Cherry) Hill. Jesse served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, and the U.S. ...
Ricky Franklin Rader (02/06/11)
Ricky Franklin Rader, 55, was taken from us suddenly early Saturday morning, Feb. 5, 2011. Rick was born in Brazil, June 15, 1955, attended Brazil High School and never left. Brazil was his home and he loved everything about the city and surrounding communities...
Mary J. Paxton (02/06/11)
Mary J. Paxton, 74, Crawfordsville, died Feb. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home. She was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Brazil, the daughter of Clifford and Lillie Lucas Crabb. She married Perry Paxton Feb. 19, 1956, in Brazil. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2007...
Deborah K. "Debbie" White (02/04/11)
Deborah K. "Debbie" White, 58, Center Point, died Jan. 30, 2011. She worked for numerous years for Beechcraft and Riley Chemical Co. She was a member of Center Point United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving husband Cecil F. White Jr., brothers Ronald (Janie) Mosier, Robbie (Tina) Mosier, sister-in-law Juanita (Jeff) Thomas, brother-in-law Delbert (Judy) White, cousins Jerry and Debbie Griffin, Mike and Millie Griffin, many nieces, nephews and her dog Hercules...
Jonathan Eric Swank (02/03/11)
Jonathan Eric Swank, 39, Center Point, died Feb. 2, 2011, at his home in Center Point. He was born Oct. 15, 1971, in Brazil. He is the son of Donald W. Swank Sr., and Roslyn David Gillmore. He was a 1991 graduate of Clay City High school. Jon was presently employed by Great Dane Trailers in Brazil. He had worked there more than 18 years...
Mark Daniel Wilburn (02/03/11)
Mark Daniel Wilburn, 61, Bowling Green, passed away Feb. 1, 2011, following a short battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Indianapolis, the son of Walter and Vada (Gordon) Wilburn. Following high school, Mark joined the United States Air Force, where he served in Hawaii and Wyoming from 1969-74...
James E. Hoffman (02/03/11)
James E. Hoffman, 64, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011. James was born Nov. 5, 1946, the son of Russell and Anna Lee (Elwell) Hoffman. He married Violet Biggs on April 25, 1965, in Terre Haute, Ind., and she survives. James was a member of the Buena Southern Baptist Church, SME and a past Boy Scout leader. His hobbies include fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and he was known by his family for his barbecue chicken...
Helen Jean Wise (02/03/11)
Helen Jean Wise, 76, Cloverdale, went peacefully to live with our Lord and Savior on Feb. 1, 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Terre Haute, and was the daughter of the late John F. and Helen E. (Quist) Whalen. She was a member of the Mount Hebron Christian Church. She was a 1952 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute, and was an accountant throughout her career, retiring in 1996...
Florence Clara Nees (02/02/11)
Florence Clara Nees, 92, Elkhart, Ind., died at 4:05 p.m., Monday (Jan. 31, 2011), at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Poland, to Paul and Emma (Schroer) Ahlemeyer. On Aug. 6, 1939, in Poland, she married Gailard Cleon Nees. He died June 22, 2010, in Elkhart...