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Obituaries from March 2011

Ruby Wanita Targett (03/31/11)
Ruby Wanita Targett, 83, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital March 30, 2011. She was born April 9, 1927, to John and Effie Ferris in Parke County, Indiana. Ruby married William Oliver Targett, who is deceased. They had six children, William and Dean Targett, Brazil, Wayne Targett and Diane Wheeler, Rockville, and sons Kenny and Terry Wayne Targett, who preceded her in death...
Delores M. Gentry (03/28/11)
Delores M. Gentry, 75, LaPorte, Ind., passed away peacefully at 5:50 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2011, in IU Health LaPorte Hospital. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, is caring for the arrangement. She was born June 1, 1935, in Brazil, to Claude and Dora (Stallman) Gentry...
Walter E. Gochanour (03/25/11)
Walter E. Gochanour, 57, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, March 22, 2011. At his request, cremation has been entrusted to French Funeral Home. The family of Walter E. Gochanour would like to invite all to their home, 75 Wells St., Brazil, today, from 5-8 p.m., for a gathering in his name. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Jay Patrick (Pat) Hoffman (03/25/11)
Jay Patrick (Pat) Hoffman, 59, formerly of Brazil, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Savannah, Ga., following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 13, 1951, in Brazil, to John E. Hoffman and Charlotte Jo (Jones) Hoffman. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1969...
LaDema L. Oliver (03/25/11)
LaDema L. Oliver, 94, Brazil, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Sept. 5, 1916, in Aliceville, Ind., in Knox County, as the daughter of David and Oaka Sexton Law. Following high school, she married Charles Frederick Oliver Sept. 15, 1940. He preceded her in death April 4, 1996...
Jay Patrick (Pat) Hoffman (03/24/11)
Jay Patrick (Pat) Hoffman, 59, formerly of Brazil, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Savannah, Ga., following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 13, 1951, in Brazil, to John E. Hoffman and Charlotte Jo (Jones) Hoffman. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1969. At one time, he had worked at Great Dane Trailers...
Harold Ernest Reynolds (03/24/11)
Harold Ernest Reynolds, 81, Brazil, died at 10:41 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Vigo County, as the son of Harold Reynolds Sr., and Doris Walton Reynolds. He was married to Joan Stone, who has preceded him in death...
Marie L. (Barnett) Brooks (03/24/11)
Marie L. (Barnett) Brooks, Terre Haute, passed away Monday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m., at Regional Hospital. Cremation has been chosen. There will be a memorial service Sunday, March 27, from 2-3 p.m., at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, with the Rev. Gary Betchel officiating...
Walter E. Gochanour (03/23/11)
Walter E. Gochanour, 57, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, March 22, 2011. He was born July 3, 1953, in Hillsdale, Mich., the son of Walter E. Gochanour Sr. and Helen (Gasaway) Gochanour. Walt graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1971. Following high school, he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. Walt owned and operated Highway 40 Wrecker Service, Brazil, for more than 20 years. He married Judith Layne Jan. 11, 1981...
Terry L. Fisher (03/22/11)
Terry L. Fisher, 70, Terre Haute, passed away March 17, 2011, following a long battle with cancer. He was born June 7, 1940, in Brazil, to Louis W. and Irene (Craig) Fisher. He served three-and-a-half years in the Indiana Army National Guard. He worked at Columbia House, Terre Haute, for 37 years. He loved woodworking, gardening and being with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids...
E. Carlee Evans (03/21/11)
E. Carlee Evans, 92, Brazil, died March 19, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Harmony, Ind., the daughter of Altha and Pearl May (Stevens) Modesitt. Carlee graduated from Royal Beauty Academy in Indianapolis. She worked for a brief time in Indianapolis as a beauty operator. Following the passing of her husband, Richard Evans, she moved to Brazil to be closer to her family...
Patricia Rose Ewing (03/21/11)
Patricia Rose Ewing, 81, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Brazil, to Harold R. Hoopingarner and Donita Rose Summers Hoopingarner. Mrs. Ewing was a long-time secretary at DePauw University and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Putnam County Coin Club...
Alene M. Haviland (03/20/11)
Alene M. Haviland, 91, Clay City, passed away at Sullivan County Hospital, March 18, 2011, with her family by her side. She was born in Jasonville, on her family's dairy farm, Sept. 14, 1919, the daughter of Earl and Orlena (Hurst) Rich. Alene graduated from Midland School. She was a member of the American Legion Post 225 Ladies Auxillary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6606 Ladies Auxillary, as well as the Seniors Citizens Club in Clay City...
Nellie Elizabeth Morlan Chavis (03/18/11)
Nellie Elizabeth Morlan Chavis, 96, rural Rockville, died at 4 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker and had been employed at the curtain factory in Greencastle. She was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Parke County, to the late Issac W. Morlan and Katheryn Miller Morlan...
Delores "Dee" Escott (03/18/11)
Delores "Dee" Escott, 75, Brazil, died March 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Brazil, the daughter of Lewis and Adele (Clasquine) Smith. Delores graduated Brazil High School with the class of 1953. She married Howard Russell Escott, he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2004...
Donald P. Wegner (03/18/11)
Donald P. Wegner, 78, Brazil, passed away at home, March 17, 2011, following a brief illness. He was born, in Jackson Township, the New Year's Baby, Jan. 1, 1933, the son of Paul E and Ruby (Baughman) Wegner. Don graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951, and attended an AG short course at Purdue University in 1958. ...
Ruth Naomi Miller (03/17/11)
Ruth Naomi Miller, 104, lifelong resident of Brazil, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born in Brazil Feb. 1, 1907, as the daughter of Charles P. and Mary Louise Lorenze. She graduated from Brazil High School...
Rev. Max Elmer Nicoson (03/16/11)
Rev. Max Elmer Nicoson, 94, Center Point, peacefully entered eternal life Monday, March 14, 2011. He was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Ashboro, the son of Dennis Elmer and Cora Elnora (Morgan) Nicoson. He was a 1934 Sugar Ridge Township High School-Ashboro graduate, 1953 Bachelor of Science Indiana State University graduate and 1958 Master of Divinity Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary graduate...
Calvin Patrick Hughes (03/16/11)
Calvin Patrick Hughes, 63, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. He was born July 9, 1947 in Brazil, as the son of Calvin S. and Waneta Patrick Hughes. He graduated from Brazil High School. He had worked at the CVS Distribution Center in inventory management. He Married Suzanne Bales, who preceded him in death July 1, 2009...
Pat Forslund (03/15/11)
Pat Forslund, 78, residing in South Bend, Ind., passed away at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 13, 2011, in Caring Junction, South Bend. She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Carbon, to Lawrence Earl and Caroline (Powell) Thomas. On Dec. 21, 1984, in South Bend, she married John William Forslund, who survives...
Phyllis Laverne Ramsey Vaughn (03/14/11)
Phyllis Laverne Ramsey Vaughn, 67, Center Point, passed away March 14, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was preceded in death by her parents William T. and Josephine Ramsey. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. Phyllis had worked as a cashier at the Road Ranger and BP Truck Stops in Brazil. ...
Doris Ray (03/13/11)
Doris Ray, 94, Clay County, died March 12, 2011, at 5:23 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for several years. She was born March 7, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of Clarence "C.A." Downs and Bertha Danberry Downs...
Karl D. Clagg (03/11/11)
Karl D. Clagg, 81, Brazil, died at 7:50 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Wood River, Ill., as the son of Wesley Karl and Helen Johnson McMillen Clagg. Following graduation from high school, he completed his associate degree and began a long career as a maintenance supervisor with Anaconda/Alcan Aluminum. ...
Marjorie V. Emmert (03/11/11)
Marjorie V. Emmert, 92, Brazil, passed away March 11, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Clay County, the daughter of Fred Nicholls Sr. and Olive Whitaker Nicholls. She graduated from Brazil High School. On March 28, 1937, Marjorie was married to Frederick Emmert and together they raised their three children in Clay County. ...
Jerry Chapman (03/11/11)
Jerry Chapman, 57, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, March 8, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Terre Haute, the son of Fredrick and Mildred (Brammer) Chapman. Jerry attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially camping. He also enjoyed walking, riding bikes, playing on computers and spending time with family...
Florence E. Burns (03/11/11)
Florence E. Burns, 95, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville, March 11, 2011, following an extended illness. Florence was born in Clay County, April 4, 1915, to Jesse and Ida (Schiele) Liechty. Mrs. Burns married Clifford A. Burns in December 1933, he preceded her in death in 1996. ...
Robert A. "Bob" York Sr. (03/11/11)
Robert A. "Bob" York Sr., 70, Greencastle, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011. He was born on June 18, 1940, in Greencastle, to Raymond Nile York and Mildred O'Neal York. Bob was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School, and was the founder and Chairman of the York Automotive Group...
James F. Chambers (03/10/11)
James F. Chambers, 90, Clinton, died 10:15 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was a retired farmer. He was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Bowling Green, to the late Joseph Chambers and Neva Ruth James Chambers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Myrtle Lucille Bauques Chambers, whom he married Dec. 21, 1942, and died Dec. 4, 2004...
Marjorie G. Anderson (03/10/11)
Marjorie G. Anderson, 90, Brazil, passed away March 10, 2011, at 1:10 a.m., at the Exceptional Living Center. She was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Clay County, the daughter of Frank and Flora Ellen Cox Nevins. She married Hugh Clinton Anderson. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1982...
Ryan Edward Whitesell (03/10/11)
Ryan Edward Whitesell went to sleep in death Feb. 25, 2011, in Evansville, Ind. Ecclesiastes 9:5. Born Michael Eugene Bell in Anderson, Ind., on May 29, 1974, he came home to Brazil with his parents Ken and Brenda Whitesell May 21, 1975. Ryan loved animals and hiking...
M. Pauline Woodburn (03/08/11)
M. Pauline Woodburn (nee Schafer), 95, Cincinnati, Ohio, died at her Westwood residence March 6, 2011. She was a native of Clay City, a homemaker and a member of the Clifton Ave. Church of the Nazarene, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul E. ...
Marilyn L. Wells (03/07/11)
Marilyn L. Wells, 73, Martinsville, passed away from this life Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 8:04 p.m., at The Waters of Martinsville. Marilyn was born Nov. 18, 1937, in Bridgeton, Ind., to the late Alva Lloyd and Myrtle Louise (White) Valentine. On Jan. 31, 1953, she married Robert "Bob" Edward Wells. He preceded her in death Jan. 25, 2006...
Marion Dale Robbins Jr. (03/06/11)
Marion Dale Robbins Jr., 55, Brazil, died unexpectedly March 5, 2011, at 2:45 a.m., at Union Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1955, in Brazil, the son of Marion "Skip" Robbins Sr., and Beatrice Cooper Robbins. Dale was raised in Carbon and he attended Van Buren High School...
Virgil Amos Landes (03/06/11)
Virgil Amos Landes, 87, Reelsville, Putnam County, Ind., passed away March 5, 2011, following a brief illness. He was born in Putnam County Sept. 17, 1923, the son of John Henry and Marnie Alice (Girton) Landes. He was the youngest of nine children. His father was killed in a mining accident when Virgil was 6-weeks-old...
Hester 'Mary' I. Rissler (03/05/11)
Hester "Mary" I. Rissler, 92, long-time resident of Putnam and Clay counties, died Thursday. Mrs. Rissler was born in Putnam County, the daughter of John W. and Mary E. (Muncie) Blair. She graduated from Reelsville High School and was a member of New Winchester Baptist Church...
Paul E. Winn (03/04/11)
Paul E. Winn, 86, Brazil, passed away Thursday morning at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born April 11, 1924, to Albert Winn and Gladys Miller Winn He is survived by his wife Mary Hoffman Winn, daughters Paula Wagle and husband Ronnie, Connie Patat and husband James, and Carol Bridges, sons Terry Gene Winn and Richard Winn, brothers Norvel Winn and Ted Winn, 20 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews...
Anthony L. Magana (03/03/11)
Anthony L. Magana, 50, Knightsville, Ind., passed away unexpectedly March 1, 2011. He was born April 27, 1960, in East Chicago, Ind., to Hector and Dolores (LaSalle) Magana. Tony completed school at Portage High School. He also attended Ivy Tech College, majoring in computer technology...
Billy Ray Albright (03/02/11)
Billy Ray Albright, 75, Brazil, died at 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born Sept. 22, 1935, in Clay County, as the son of Orville and Mildred Kirkling Albright. He graduated from Brazil High School and shortly afterward began a 37-and-a-half-year career in management with IBM in Greencastle and Mechanicsburg, Pa. ...
William Frank Killion (03/01/11)
William Frank Killion, 86, Reelsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. He was born on July 26, 1924, in Brazil, to Joseph Frank Killion and Tressie Maxine Ogle Killion. He was a graduate of Brazil High School class of 1941, and attended Bowling Green College...