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Obituaries from June 2011

Jack M. Canada (06/30/11)
Jack M. Canada, 81, Terre Haute, passed from this life to be with his beloved wife, Daisy, for eternity Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Springhill Village in Terre Haute. He was retired from the R.C. Bottling Company in Terre Haute after many years of service...
Wayne Leslie Harris (06/30/11)
Wayne Leslie Harris, 87, Greencastle, originally from Brazil, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born July 30, 1923, in Brazil, as the son of John Otis and Julie Lybarger Harris. He married Imogene Boyce April 25, 1943...
Janet Ann Smith (06/30/11)
Janet Ann Smith, 65, Brazil, died Thursday June 30, 2011, at her residence. She was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Brazil, as the daughter of William and Ida Louise Wallace Mohr. She graduated from Brazil High School and continued her education at Ivy Tech...
Donald Lee Messner (06/29/11)
Donald Lee Messner, 75, Brazil, passed away at home June 28, 2011, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 28, 1935, in Syracuse, Kan., the son of Lee and Wilma Messner. Don enlisted into the United States Air Force at the age of 17, and retired from active duty in 1972 as First Sergeant. ...
Cynthia M. Moon (06/29/11)
Cynthia M. Moon, 92, Bowling Green, passed away June 29, 2011, at 1:17 a.m., at Southwood Nursing Center, Terre Haute. She had been at Southwood for less than two days. She was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Bowling Green, one of 15 children of Elmer and Rose Stephens Royer. She graduated from Bowling Green High School...
Kimberly S. Edwards (06/28/11)
Kimberly S. Edwards, 46, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly June 25, 2011. She was born Sept. 7, 1964, in Terre Haute, the daughter of James R. White Sr. and Susan E. (Mucci) White. Kim graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1981. Kim had worked at the Clay County Health Center and the LEAR Corporation. One of her favorite jobs was as a caregiver for Mrs. Lena, whom she cared for several years...
Burt "Grady" Jeffries (06/28/11)
Burt "Grady" Jeffries, 91, Rockville, died at 8:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rockville. He was the retired co-owner, along with his brother, of City Welding in Rockville. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Carbon, to the late Frank W. Jeffries and Rowena Pearl Brooks Jeffries...
William "Bill" Ray Elder (06/28/11)
William "Bill" Ray Elder, 77, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly June 26, 2011. Bill was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Terre Haute, the son of William Reid and Lucia (Busiere) Elder. After graduating from Valley High School in West Terre Haute, Bill joined the United States Navy. ...
James William Wheeler (06/26/11)
James William Wheeler, 71, Brazil, passed away June 24, 2011. He was born Dec. 13, 1939, in Guthrie, Ind., the son of Stephen O. and Hannah (Grant) Wheeler. Jim attended Switz City High School. Jim enlisted in the United States Navy and served for 26 years. He had served during the Vietnam War, and was later honorably discharged as a Petty Officer First Class. In his tenure, he served on the Enterprise on its first nuclear taskforce world cruise. Jim married Christine Chamberlain May 23, 1961...
Viola P. Summers (06/24/11)
Viola P. Summers, 85, Brazil, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born March 1, 1926, in Brazil, as the daughter of Maurice and Cordilia Bass Wetnight. Viola loved playing bingo, crocheting, bird watching and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Rodney 'Rod' Dean Gordon (06/24/11)
Rodney "Rod" Dean Gordon, 60, Clay City, passed away June 23, 2011, at the Roudebush Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis. Rod was born in Canton, Ill., Nov. 29, 1950, the son of Ivan Dean and Nora Mary (Larkin) Gordon. Rod grew up in London Mills, Ill., and graduated from Valley High School, in Rapatee, Ill., with the class of 1969...
Mary Jane Jones (06/23/11)
Mary Jane Proctor Jones passed away at 6:59 p.m., at the Terre Haute Nursing Home. She was born May 13, 1923, to James and Pauline Proctor. She grew up in Brazil. She worked as a Registered Nurse for William L. Strecker, St. Anthony Hospital and the Vigo County Visiting Nurse...
Waneta Rector (06/21/11)
Waneta Rector, 96, Brazil, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Brazil, as the daughter of Ray and Nellie Davis Rector. She graduated from Brazil High School. She attended and graduated from Indiana State University Teachers College. She worked for many years in county government as the court reporter at the Clay County Courthouse...
Norman R. Shaw (06/22/11)
Norman R. Shaw, 68, Lewis, passed away June 21, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Terre Haute, to James Sidney and Esta Elizabeth (Westfall) Shaw. Norman was a retired Boilermaker and worked for Local 374. He was a 1961 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Sprint car racing and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends...
Rita Sue (Krider) Harpold (06/21/11)
Rita Sue (Krider) Harpold, 68, passed away at her Shelton Family home Sunday, June 19, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Rita was born Nov. 2, 1942, to Russell and Rosemary (Stewart) Krider, in Brazil. Rita worked for IBM for 29 and one-half years before retiring. She enjoyed traveling, especially to old towns, historic sites and the ocean. Rita's hobbies were reading, puzzles and crocheting...
Bob D. McCullough (06/17/11)
Bob D. McCullough, 79, Cory, died June 16, 2011, at 4:55 am, at Cobblestone Crossing. He was born April 12, 1932, in Clay County, the son of Willie and Nedra Myers McCullough. He graduated from Ashboro High School. On March 27, 1953, he married Hazel Rissler McCullough. Three weeks after their marriage, he was called into service with the U.S. Army and served in Germany. His unit was deployed with atomic weapons detail and he was proud of his service to his country...
Kay Lynn Miller (06/17/11)
Kay Lynn Miller, 69, Brazil, peacefully died at home with her family around her June 17, 2011. Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Mary Cathyrn Holland. As a young lady, she began working for the Brazil Greenhouse as a florist. ...
Marvin Evan Waldbieser (06/17/11)
Marvin Evan Waldbieser, 88, Center Point, died Thursday morning, June 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Clay County, as the son of Henry Oscar and Ruth Juanita Hopkins Waldbieser. He attended the Ashboro School. He worked at Allison Transmission/General Motors until his retirement in 1987. He married Ruth Foster, who preceded him in death Sept. 19, 2010. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he served as Helmsman on LST 391...
Joe Harold Hendrickson II (06/16/11)
Joe Harold Hendrickson II, 63, Center Point, died at 2:21 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Danville, Ill., as the son of Joe Harold and Mary Irene Douthitt Hendrickson. He graduated from Brazil High School...
Louise Jones (06/15/11)
Louise Jones, 74, The Colony, Texas, formerly of Brazil, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her home with her family by her side after a brief, but courageous, battle with cancer. She was born June 21, 1936, in Brazil, to Marcus Earl and Almeda Silvers Shoemaker...
Roger K. Goodman (06/15/11)
Roger K. Goodman, 45, Greencastle, passed away on June 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 22, 1965, in Greencastle, and was the son of the late Harold Wayne and Norvella Ilene [Delp] Goodman. He was a mechanic for C. C. Cook & Son Lumber, Reelsville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and NASCAR...
Steven England (06/14/11)
Steven England, 61, Staunton, passed away unexpectedly June 13, 2011, at 5:23 p.m., in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born March 1, 1950, in Merimont, Ohio, the son of Virgil and Juanita Fishback England. He graduated from Bethel Tate High School, then continued his education at Kentucky Christian University. Steve was baptized in May 1966 and was ordained Sept. 19, 1971...
Elizabeth J. 'Betty' Ellison (06/14/11)
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ellison, 77, Brazil, died June 11, 2011, at Union Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Bluffton, Ind., the daughter of Homer and Mabel Shaw Flowers. Following school, she lived in San Diego for more than 30 years...
Rebecca Amanda (Tague) McCullough (06/13/11)
Rebecca Amanda (Tague) McCullough, 40, Center Point, passed away June 12, 2011, at Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Rebecca was born Feb. 8, 1971, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Charles William and Kathryn Arletha (Sawyer) Tague...
Charles William 'Bill' Deakins (06/12/11)
Charles William "Bill" Deakins, 86, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, June 10, 2011, at 9:40 p.m., with his family by his side. Bill was born Nov. 12, 1924, the son of Herschel Ray and Bertha Marie (Haas) Deakins. In his free time, Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting squirrel and rabbit. In his younger years, he enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on the Eel River...
Helen Lakota Schepper (06/10/11)
Helen Lakota Schepper, 89, Clay City, went to be with the Lord June 9, 2011. Helen was comforted and cared for by her family in her final weeks. Helen was born March 9, 1922, the daughter of Coy Otis Cooprider and Cora Marie (Dreisdadt) Cooprider. She was the oldest of nine children. ...
Mary Kathleen Warren (06/09/11)
Ms. Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Warren resided and gently passed away in Greencastle June 8, 2011. Born Oct. 4, 1966, in Martinsville, Ind., she was the daughter of Jimmy Mundy and Wanda (Cooper) Kelley. Kathy was a graduate of Cloverdale High School "class of 1984."...
Mary R. Bridgewaters (06/07/11)
Mary R. Bridgewaters, 69, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital June 7, following a long illness. Mary was born on Nov. 8, 1941, the daughter of Bill and Dorothy Taylor in Oxford, Mich. She graduated from Pontiac High School. Following high school, Mary went to work as the cook at Pine Knob Ski Lodge in Pontiac, Mich. She continued her life as a cook for many different restaurants. Mary married Raymond Bridgewaters on Oct. 15, 1980, upon settling in Brazil...
Douglas Edward Willoughby (06/05/11)
Douglas Edward Willoughby, 52, Marshall, Ill., formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 10:48 a.m., June 4, 2011, at Union Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1959, in Bremerhaven, Germany, to Dale E. and Mary Jane (Wrin) Willoughby. Doug was a fabricator at Kelly Metal Products in Terre Haute. He graduated from Schulte High School with the class of 1977, where he played football, basketball and baseball...
Clifton Eugene Jeffers (06/05/11)
Clifton Eugene Jeffers, 84, of the Franklin United Methodist Community, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011. He was born July 16, 1926, in Center Point, Clay County, Ind., to John Clifford Jeffers and Ida Floy (Logston) Jeffers. He married Norma J. (Mitchell) Jeffers Dec. 24, 1949, in Terre Haute. She survives...
Donald Lee Amerman (06/05/11)
Donald Lee Amerman, 81, Clay City, passed away at Union Hospital June 5, 2011. He was born Feb. 23, 1930, in Clay City, the son of Robert and Clara Pauline (Murle) Amerman. Don graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1948. In a double wedding ceremony with his sister Alice and John Emmert, he married Gwenavere LaVonne Alkire June 2, 1956, in Terre Haute...
Robert F. Bandy (06/01/11)
Robert F. Bandy, 46, Indianapolis, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. He was born July 8, 1964, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He worked at Hoaglin Fine Catering and Alabama Liquors and was a Brazil High School graduate of 1982. He is survived by his mother Pamela Henkel, father Eric Bandy, sisters Joyce Looman and Jennifer Mathew Minor, along with many loving nieces, nephews and friends...