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Obituaries from May 2011

Bertha Jean McKinney (05/30/11)
Bertha Jean McKinney, 85, Seelyville, Ind., went to be with the Lord at 8:15 a.m., Sunday, May 29, 2011. She was at home with all of her family around her. She was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Brazil, as the daughter of Rev. Harley and Bertha Mae Wright Holley...
Patty J. Swearingen (05/30/11)
Patty J. Swearingen, 82, Brazil, passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on May 29, 2011, at 10:50 a.m. She was born July 9, 1928, in Terre Haute, the daughter of John R. Means and Rose Etta Powell Means. She graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1946...
Leila Marie (Skelton) Boyll (05/30/11)
Leila Marie (Skelton) Boyll, 77, Surprise, Ariz., originally from Bowling Green, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, May 28, 2011, after fighting cirrhosis of the liver. Marie was born April 28, 1934, in the main bedroom of the "oldest brick house," in Bowling Green, as the third daughter (and sixth child) of Arnold and Ruth (Blair) Skelton...
Robert 'Bob' E. Headley (05/30/11)
Robert "Bob" E. Headley, 63, Brazil, died May 29, 2011, at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion Campus. He had been a patient there for almost three years. He was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Clay County, the son of Bert and Faye Headley. He graduated from Brazil High School...
Merlin T. Kirk (05/30/11)
Merlin T. Kirk, 74, Brazil, died May 28, 2011, unexpectedly at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Morgan County, the son of Daniel Kirk and Goldie Lorraine Bange Kirk. He graduated from Monrovia High School. He moved to the Brazil area in 1954, when he began his career with the Air National Guard. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and last worked as a training systems technician...
Irma "Rean" Lorean Thomas (05/27/11)
Irma "Rean" Lorean Thomas, 94, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Asbury Towers, Greencastle, May 26, 2011. She was born in Brazil, March 13, 1917, the daughter of Richard Abel Stallcop and Nellie Rose (Spurr) Stallcop-Moxin. On Jan. 19, 1947, she married Wendell W. Thomas, who preceded her in death in 2009. Rean worked as a trade cosmetologist in Greencastle before she and Wendell moved to Bradenton, Fla. They lived in Bradenton for 15 years...
Kip A. Kumpf (05/26/11)
Kip A. Kumpf, 64, Brazil, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Springhill Village in Terre Haute. He was born April 11, 1947, in Terre Haute, as the son of Max and Roxie Hibbs Kumpf. He graduated from Staunton High School, where he was active in baseball, track, and most notably varsity basketball, from 1963-65. As a left-handed point guard, he was a genius at driving lanes to the basket or passing to an open teammate...
James A. Crabb (05/24/11)
Esther Lorene Skelton (05/26/11)
Esther Lorene Skelton, 82, Ft. Wayne, Ind., originally of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Ft. Wayne. She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Bowling Green, as the daughter of Arnold and Ruth Blair Skelton. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joseph, Paul and Edward Skelton, and sisters Elsie Mills and Ruthie Skelton...
James Raymond 'J.R.' Knapp (05/26/11)
James Raymond "J.R." Knapp, 62, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly May 25, 2011, of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Terre Haute Feb. 10, 1949, to William and Shirley (Holland) Knapp. Jim graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967. He had attended ISU for a year and a half before joining the Army National Guard...
Wanda Lou Fagg (05/25/11)
Helen Youngblood (05/25/11)
Helen Youngblood, 93, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital May 25, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born in Putnam County, Nov. 14, 1917, the daughter of Ira and Mary (Strobel) Raab. Helen married Clifford R. Youngblood, who preceded her in death...
George L. Long (05/25/11)
George L. Long, 88, Clay City, died unexpectedly May 25, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Vigo County, the son of Harrison and Ida Beatty Long. He was raised in Clay City and graduated from Clay City High School. George served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion Posts in Clay City...
Paul W. Love (05/24/11)
Paul W. Love, 84, Seelyville, passed away at Kindred Hospital, May 24, 2011. Paul was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Brazil, the son of Everett and Ferol (Tilley) Love. Paul graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1944. Shortly after high school, he joined the United States Army where he served in the Philippines, as well as Japan, before being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He married Jean Hoke Nov. 30, 1951, she preceded him in death July 24, 2000...
John 'Bill' William McKeehan (05/24/11)
John "Bill" William McKeehan, 61, Parke County, died May 21, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Sept. 24, 1949, in Indianapolis, he was the son of John M. McKeehan and Agnes Seay McKeehan. He graduated from Indianapolis Public Schools...
Donald R. Stough (05/23/11)
Donald R. Stough, 827 Pine Ridge Dr., Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Brazil, passed away May 8, 2011. Following his wishes, Don was cremated. Memorial services will take place Saturday, May 28, at 2 p.m., at the Jeffersonville Elks Club, 1820 Charlestown Pike, Jeffersonville, Ind., 47130...
Alice M. Taylor (05/23/11)
Alice M. Taylor, 86, Brazil, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel. She was born July 30, 1924, in Brazil, as the daughter of Henry and Dora Riddell McIndoo. She married Robert N. Taylor April 10, 1946. He preceded her in death April 20, 1988...
Wilma M. Holt (05/22/11)
Wilma M. Holt, 81, Brazil, died May 20, 2011, at 11:30 p.m., at Union Hospital. She was born March 16, 1930, in Clay County, the daughter of John Bemis and Ollie Lanham Bemis. In 1945, she married William Donald Holt. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1990...
William 'Bill' Anthony (05/19/11)
William "Bill" Anthony, 60, Brazil and Bowling Green, passed away May 18, 2011, at 2:20 a.m., in Royal Oaks Health Center. He was born July 31, 1950, in Los Angeles, Calif., to William Howard Anthony and Mary Frances Dunn Anthony. Bill had been a brick mason throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed fishing and he loved spending time with his family and friends...
Alice R. Sawyer (05/18/11)
Alice R. Sawyer, 84, Brazil, died at 9:10 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 28, 1926, in Clay County the daughter of Charles W. Parr and Caroline Bauman Parr. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1944. On June 10, 1945, she married Robert Sawyer and they raised their family in Clay County...
Barbara Ann Moss (05/15/11)
Barbara Ann Moss, 75, Brazil, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ May 15, 2011. She was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Roscoe and Mary (Brown) Huffman. Barbara diligently worked beside her husband to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ for many years. She served as a pastor's wife, a mentor, and a bible instructor. She actively participated in many of the local churches, which included Martz Community Church, Grace Chapel and Christ Community...
Mary K. Anderson (05/17/11)
Mary K. Anderson, 87, Brazil, died May 17, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 18, 1923, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., as the daughter of John and Anna Bilack Kozey. Following graduation from high school, she worked for several years as a federal government typist. She married Donald H. Anderson June 15, 1946...
Charles A. Crabb (05/15/11)
Charles A. Crabb, 72, Clay City, died unexpectedly May 13, 2011, at the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Saline City, the son of Charles M. Crabb and Hazel Murphy Crabb. He graduated from Ashboro High School...
Joan L. Stockrahm (05/13/11)
Joan L. Stockrahm, 71, formerly of Harmony, peacefully passed away at 10 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Royal Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute, where she had been a resident since June 2008. Born May 29, 1939, she was the daughter of Eldon C. "Doc" Wells and Mary Louise Langley Wells Miller...
Loretta Jane Hall Deakins (05/13/11)
Loretta Jane Hall Deakins, 86, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, with her husband and daughters at her bedside. She was born in Clay County Dec. 1, 1924, the daughter of John and Sarah (Blankenship) Hall. Loretta graduated from Staunton High School where she was valedictorian of her senior class...
Donald R. Stough (05/13/11)
Donald R. Stough, 827 Pine Ridge Dr., Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Brazil, passed away May 8, 2011. He was born Nov. 17, 1926, to Ralph and Lana Smith Stough, who preceded him in death. Don graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1944. He married Joan Garrigus April 10, 1949...
Helen L. McCullough (05/12/11)
Helen L. McCullough, 94, Brazil, died May 12, 2011, at 1:54 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for several years. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, in Putnam County, the daughter of Herbert and Mary Becklehimer Boswell. She graduated from Greencastle High School...
Virginia Carpenter Bradbury (05/12/11)
Virginia Carpenter Bradbury, 91, Hopkinsville, Ky., formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, May 11, at the home of her daughter after a nine-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born in 1920, in Brazil, to Marion D. Carpenter and Jessie Decker Carpenter...
Mary M. Butwin Buck (05/11/11)
Mary M. Butwin Buck, 94, lifelong resident of Seelyville, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Mary was born July 27, 1916, in Seelyville, to John P. Butwin and Anna (Mehok) Butwin. She is survived by a son Ken Buck and his wife Laura, Jasper, three daughters Susan Buck, Crawfordsville, Mary Ellen Buck, Seelyville, and Dorothy Buck, Seelyville, a brother George Butwin, Terre Haute, three sisters Anne Tribble, Galesburg, Ill., Helen M. ...
James M. Brackney (05/10/11)
James M. Brackney, 66, lost his brave battle with cancer May 9, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Brazil. He was born July 21, 1944, in Clay County, as the son of Ernest and Bertha Emmert Brackney. He lived in Goodland, Ind., for the past 30 years. He will be remembered for his love of Harley Davidson's, antique cars, motor sports, fishing and traveling. ...
Mark T. Angell (05/09/11)
Mark T. Angell, 49, Linton, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born Feb. 26, 1962, in Franklin, the son of E. Joe and Joyce A. (Clary) Angell. He was president, CEO and owned and operated with his family Angell's Food Centers in Linton and Sullivan...
Denise Dawn Nuckols (05/09/11)
Denise Dawn Nuckols, 53, Brazil, went to be with her Lord and Savior May 9, 2011, following a 30-year battle with Myasthenia Gravis, as well as lupus. She was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Brazil, to Rev. Harold and Charlotte (Rothacher) Haverty. Denise graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1976. She married Steve Nuckols July 5, 1974. She had worked at Sign Express, Terre Haute, as well 5/3 Bank, Brazil, from which she left due to illness in 2005...
Delbert Urbain (05/09/11)
Delbert Urbain, 76, Brazil, passed away Mother's Day, May 8, 2011, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born June 26, 1934, to Roy and Viola (Brown) Urbain. Delbert was a long time truck driver and musician, playing at many bars in the areas and on WSDM radio...
Barbara Jo Sorrels (05/08/11)
Barbara Jo Sorrels, 60, Brazil, passed away May 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Asheville, N.C., to the late Martin and Marjorie (Cooper) Gross. She is survived by her husband Bob, children Matt, Moriah and Mo, brothers Gary and Jules, grandchildren Owen and Jackson, as well as an extended family of cats, dogs and birds...
Delbert Urbain (05/08/11)
Delbert Urbain, 76, Brazil, passed away May 8, 2011, at his residence following a battle with cancer. Services are pending at Lawson Miller Chapel.
John Gordon Harr Jackson (05/06/11)
Resident of the World John Jackson passed away quietly in his sleep on April 6, 2011, the complete opposite of how he lived his life. John would take his time and talk to all the tellers at the grocery store, make signs for the local high school and lecture his children, family and friends over and over and over again about politics, education, driving safely and money...
Pauline Lucille Johnson (05/06/11)
Pauline Lucille Johnson, 97, Greencastle, formerly of Clay County, went to heaven May 5, 2011, at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. She was born Nov. 6, 1913, in Clay County, as the daughter of David and Margaret Bolin Gerber. She married Thomas Johnson, who has preceded her in death, in 1972. ...
Georgiana Howald (05/06/11)
Georgiana Howald, 92, Brazil, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was born Oct. 8, 1919, in Jennings County, Ind., as the daughter of George and Ivan Dentamore Graham. Following graduation from high school, she married Paul Howald, who preceded her in death in 1969. She had been employed at Indiana Bell for 10 years and Columbia Records for 25 years until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of the Graham Presbyterian Church, North Vernon, Ind...
Charles J. O'Dell (05/06/11)
Charles J. O'Dell, 73, Carbon, died May 6, 2011, at 12:05 a.m., at Union Hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Carbon, the son of Thurman C. O'Dell and Ruby Carlin O'Dell. He was one of the oldest of 10 children. He worked in construction from 1969-1976, and then later worked doing lawn maintenance for families in Clay County. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and being outdoors looking for mushrooms and ginseng...
Kathy Ann Cox-Price (05/06/11)
Kathy Ann Cox-Price, 53, Brazil, passed away May 3, 2011, with her family by her side following a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was born Jan. 22, 1958, in Brazil, the daughter of Robert Cox and Mary (Williams) Sanders. Kathy worked for Head Start as well as the LEAAP Center as a homebase teacher. ...
Mildred L. Neese (05/05/11)
Mildred L. Neese, 92, Logansport, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Miller's Merry Manor. She was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Clay County, the daughter of Homer and Ada Bandy. She was married Aug. 8, 1938, in Greencastle, to William C. Neese, who preceded her in death March 21, 2000...
Mary Kumpf (05/01/11)
A celebration of Mary Kumpf's life will take place May 14, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Kumpf passed away Feb. 6, 2011, in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of John and Hazel Hunt and graduated from Staunton High School. She was married for 71 years to the late Earl Kumpf, also of Brazil, and graduate of Staunton High School...
Kendra Michele Nuckols (05/01/11)
Kendra Michele Nuckols, 26, Brazil, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind., April 29, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born July 30, 1984, in Putnam County, the daughter of George Michael and Kennetta (Lyon) Nuckols. Kendra attended Northview High School. She had worked at Dollar General and Metal Industries. Most recently, Kendra had been working as a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil...