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Obituaries from April 2011

Mercedes "Sadie" Elaine Compton (04/29/11)
Mercedes "Sadie" Elaine Compton, 14, Brazil, went to Heaven to be with Jesus April 28, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. Sadie was born Aug. 17, 1996, in Terre Haute. She had attended North Clay Middle School and was currently being home schooled by two of her favorite teachers, Russ True and Carol Stagg. ...
Joan Aydelott (04/27/11)
Joan Aydelott, 90, Flagstaff, Ariz., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, April 25, 2011, in Flagstaff. Born Nov. 3, 1920, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Roy and Neva Downing. She was active in school plays, sang in school and church choirs and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Brazil. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1938, and attended DePauw, graduating in 1942...
Rev. John William Fischer Jr. (04/27/11)
Rev. John William Fischer Jr., 66, Center Point, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 26, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born in Brazil, March 25, 1945, the son of John W. and Opal Irene (Campbell) Fischer. John graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1963. ...
Paul Curtis Targett 'Lurch' (04/25/11)
Stanley Rex Cope (04/25/11)
Stanley Rex Cope, 70, Brazil, died April 24, 2011, at 11:35, at IU Health-Methodist Hospital. He was born May 14, 1940, in Greencastle, the son of Stanley L. Cope and Elnora Green Cope. He was raised in Clay County and graduated from Van Buren High School, class of 1958...
Irene Esther Trench (04/24/11)
Irene Esther Trench, 95, West Terre Haute, passed away at 2:57 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Cloverleaf Health Care Center, Knightsville. She was born June 12, 1915, in West Terre Haute Haute, to Charles Myers and Jeromine Galley Myers. Her husband, John Trench Sr., preceded her in death...
Sara L. (Reed) Blair (04/24/11)
Sara L. (Reed) Blair, 74, Casey, Ill., passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Heartland Manor Nursing Center, Casey, Ill. She was born April 13, 1937, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James and Mabel (Flint) Reed. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, David E. ...
Estelle Bullerdick Logsdon (04/22/11)
Estelle Bullerdick Logsdon, 84, Brazil, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, peacefully at home with her children at her bedside. Estelle was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Clay County, to Hubert and Blanche Bullerdick. She graduated in 1945 from Cory High School. ...
Addie N. 'Peggy' Farris (04/21/11)
Fred H. Burk Jr. (04/20/11)
Fred H. Burk Jr., 81, Terre Haute, died April 18, 2011, at Union Hospital, following a massive heart attack at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Brazil, as the son of Fred H. and Loretta Lucille Harris Burk Sr. He graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Mary E. Porter Feb. 4, 1951...
Mary Belle "Grammy" (Jones) Harrison (04/20/11)
Mary Belle "Grammy" (Jones) Harrison, 91, Brazil, passed away at 1 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She had been diagnosed in 2004 with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus caused by an extra large in-operable pituitary tumor...
Lou Plessinger Ryan (04/19/11)
Lou Plessinger Ryan, 53, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away, April 18, 2011, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2011, at McGilley-Antioch Chapel, with burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Chapel...
Jimmy Joe Biggerstaff (04/18/11)
Jimmy Joe Biggerstaff, 70, St. Petersburg, Fla., went home with Jesus April 16, 2011. Born in Brazil, July 21, 1940, Jimmy was the first child of Lena Gerber Biggerstaff and Raleigh E. Biggerstaff. Jimmy graduated from Brazil High School in 1959 and I.U.N. in Gary, Ind., in 1962. He was a Christian and member of the United Brethren Church of Brazil, Ind...
Charles Thomas Griffin (04/15/11)
Charles Thomas Griffin, 79, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011. He was born Aug. 27, 1931, in Brazil, to Earl and Tressa (Sharp) Griffin. Charles graduated from Van Buren High School, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was retired from Commercial Lovelace Trucking Co., and is a Past Commander of the V.F.W. Post 1127. Charles was a member of Chapel Rock Christian Church, the ROMEO's Club and enjoyed racing, camping and reading...
Georgia Hartgrove McQueen (04/13/11)
Georgia Hartgrove McQueen, 84, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died April 9, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Belmont, N.C., the daughter of George D. Hartgrove and Pearl Pressley Hartgrove. She is survived by sister Marilyn H. Beach and brother Ronald D. Hartgrove, and several nieces and nephews...
Nicole Rashell Chevrier (04/13/11)
Nicole Rashell Chevrier, 27, Brazil, went to meet her Lord and Savior Friday, April 8, 2011. Nicole was born in Brazil, Aug. 4, 1983, the daughter of George and Sharon (Franklin) Chevrier. Nicole attended Forest Park and North Clay. She attended River Community Church in Brazil...
Georgia Hartgrove McQueen (04/13/11)
Georgia Hartgrove McQueen, 84, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died April 9, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Belmont, N.C., the daughter of George D. Hartgrove and Pearl Pressley Hartgrove. She is survived by sister Marilyn H. Beach and brother Ronald D. Hartgrove, and several nieces and nephews...
Howard Holland 'Bill' Berry (04/11/11)
Howard Holland "Bill" Berry, 93, Brazil, died April 10, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 2, 1917, in Terre Haute, the son of Chauncey Christian Berry and Loula Holland Berry. He graduated from Wiley High School class of 1935...
Suellen Ruth (Collins) Schopmeyer (04/12/11)
Suellen Ruth (Collins) Schopmeyer, 69, formerly of Clay County, went home to Heaven Saturday, April 9, 2011. Suellen passed away with family near her side at Helen Ellis Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1941, to Joe and Lloyd (Giltz) Collins, who preceded her in death. Suellen attended Ashboro School and married her high school sweetheart Michael Schopmeyer in 1958...
Howard Lee 'Uncle Howard' McCammon (04/11/11)
Howard Lee "Uncle Howard" McCammon, 63, Brazil, passed away at The Waters, Greencastle, following a long illness. He was born in Linton, Ind., Feb. 3, 1948, the son of Delmer Howard and Elizabeth June (Rowe) McCammon. Howard Lee finished mid-term from Garfield High School in 1966. He returned for graduation ceremonies following Marine Corps boot camp at Camp Pendleton...
Maude Irene Patterson (04/10/11)
Maude Irene Patterson, 83, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, passed away April 8, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Allen County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Lemuel L. and Louisa Jane (Stenson) Holly...
John E. Reynolds (04/08/11)
John E. Reynolds, 89, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center at 1:50 a.m., April 8, 2011, following an extended illness. He was born in Vigo County, April 5, 1922, the son of Joseph and Anna (Ryan) Reynolds. John attended Gerstmeyer High School through the 12th-grade. ...
Francis M. Wilcoxon (04/08/11)
Francis M. Wilcoxon, 95, Terre Haute, and formerly of Brazil, died April 7, 2011, at his residence at Cobblestone Crossings in Terre Haute, while in the care of the capable staffs of Cobblestone and VistaCare Hospice. Francis was born on a farm in Shelby County, Ind., April 8, 1915, as the son of Richard Z. and Nora Frances Wooten Wilcoxon...
Mrs. Ruby M. Maxwell (04/07/11)
Ruby Mae Maxwell, 85, Lebanon, died at home Wednesday, April 6, 2011. She was born in Ferndale, Ind., Jan. 21, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Ollie Nelson and Goldie Kathryn (Brown) Pruett. She was reared and educated in Parke County, where she resided until after her marriage...
Eva Armina Smith (04/05/11)
Eva Armina Smith, 71, formerly of Brazil, died March 28, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born May 27, 1939, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ansil and Alberta Ehrlich Harpold. While she attended Brazil High School, she was active in the school band. She married Harry Denver Smith Dec. 31, 1955...
James F. Lawrence (04/05/11)
James F. Lawrence, 57, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, April 3, 2011, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Clay County Dec. 13, 1953, the son of Carl and Mary (Smith) Lawrence. Jimmy enjoyed riding his moped, playing on the Play Station and spending time with friends, family and especially his longtime girlfriend Peggy Ricks...
Catherine L. Hewes (04/04/11)
Catherine L. Hewes, 94, Brazil, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born March 31, 1917, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ira C. and Olive Campbell Linton. She graduated from Brazil High School. She married Raymond S. Hewes Aug. 30, 1947...
Thelma Kay Keyt (04/04/11)
Thelma Kay Keyt, 68, Bainbridge, passed away Saturday morning at Mill Pond Health Center in Greencastle. She was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Bainbridge, Ind., to Maurice Gibbs and Delores "Nancy" Gibbs Berry. She attended Bainbridge High School. She retired in 2009 from Lithonia Lighting in Crawfordsville. She also worked at P.R. Mallory's in Greencastle...