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Obituaries from August 2011

Robert 'Bob' E. Brown (08/31/11)
Robert "Bob" E. Brown, 85, Brazil, passed away Aug. 31, 2011, at 1:26 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a patient there for only 21 days. He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Vigo County, the son of William R. Brown and Letha A. Christopher Brown...
Betty H. Sendmeyer (08/31/11)
Mrs. Betty H. Sendmeyer, 93, Greencastle, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Asbury Towers Retirement Community. Born June 12, 1918, in West Terre Haute, to Richard and Harriet (Evans) Howells, she was a 1936 graduate of Indiana State Laboratory School and a 1940 graduate of Indiana State Teacher's College, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority...
Tracey A. Geary (08/30/11)
Tracey A. Geary, 53, Poland, died at Methodist Hospital Monday, Aug. 29, from complications of Diabetes. He was born Jan. 22, 1958, in Elwood, Ind., and graduated from Western High School in 1976. He enjoyed music of various kinds and talk radio, and he followed the Colts. He also had a talent for writing poetry and short stories...
Thomas Michael Nugent (08/30/11)
Thomas Michael Nugent, 36, Terre Haute, passed away at 12:40 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Terre Haute on Nov. 6, 1974, to John F. Nugent and Nancy D. Bush Nugent. He was employed as a salesman for EBC Inc...
Marilyn J. (Flower) Foster (08/29/11)
Marilyn J. (Flower) Foster, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Ft. Wayne. She is survived by husband Ron, three sons and locally by daughter Michelle R. (Jeff) Buell, Staunton, and their children Foster, Sydney, Sophia and JD. Visitation is Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4-8 p.m., at McComb and Sons, 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Ft. Wayne, Ind...
Lois Irene Knust Oglesby (08/25/11)
Lois Irene Knust Oglesby died peacefully on Aug. 24, at the age of 90. She was born on her family farm in Cory, Ind., on Feb. 7, 1921. She was the fourth child born to Ulysses and Ruth Stevenson Knust. She married Richard Oglesby on her family farm on Aug. 4, 1945...
Robert Allen "Bob" Maynard (08/24/11)
Robert Allen "Bob" Maynard, 66, Farmersburg, passed away at 8:22 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis, Aug. 25, 1944, to Wayne Maynard and Jane Jeffers Maynard. He is survived by his wife Millie Watson Maynard. ...
April Jean Schultz-Dunbar (08/24/11)
April Jean Schultz-Dunbar, 31, Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Arcola, Ill., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 30, 1979, in Evansville to Michael Lee Schultz and Beth Bridgewater Schultz...
Ronald L. Pierce Jr. (08/22/11)
Ronald L. Pierce Jr., 38, Brazil, went to be with the Lord Aug. 21, 2011, following a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 12, 1972, in Brazil, the son of Ronald L. "Pops" Pierce Sr., and Martha "Sue" (Sawyer) Pierce. Ron graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1993...
Bob Dierdorf (08/22/11)
A celebration of life for Bob Dierdorf, who passed away Aug. 13, 2011, will take place will take place Sunday, Aug. 28, at Forest Park, from 2-4 p.m. All family and friends are invited to share memories of Bob's life. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs...
Sherry Dee Lucas (08/19/11)
Sherry Dee Lucas, 68, Seymour, passed away at her home Aug. 19, 2011, at 7:50 a.m. with her husband and daughter by her side. Born Sept. 3, 1942, in Seymour, Ind., she was the daughter of Jesse and Valla (Ayers) Cornett. On Dec. 24, 1965, at the Reddington Christian Church, she married Irwin "Sonny" Lucas, who survives...
George W. Gardner (08/17/11)
George W. Gardner, 68, Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Union Hospital. He had worked at Valley Federal Savings Bank, was a partner at Sackrider and Company and retired as a Financial Consultant from Hilliard Lyons after 17 years. He was born Nov. 2, 1942, in Terre Haute, to George W. Gardner and Ruby C. Honnold Gardner...
Lavina Katheryn Stigler McClay (08/16/11)
Lavina Katheryn Stigler McClay, 92, Tinley Park, Ill., formerly of Poland, Ind., died unexpectedly, Aug. 13, 2011. She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of David Stigler and Anna Tressel Stigler. She was raised in the Poland area on the family farm...
Leslie W. Fritzinger (08/14/11)
Leslie W. Fritzinger, 69, Poland, passed away Aug. 13, 2011, at the Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Owen County, and was the son of the late Louis "Short" Martin and Martha Laverne (Rubeck) Fritzinger. He grew up in Jordan Village and graduated in 1960 from Cloverdale High School...
Robert E. Dierdorf (08/15/11)
Robert E. Dierdorf, 81, Brazil, died Aug. 13, 2011. He was born July 7, 1930. He leaves behind his wife Patsy Dierdorf. There are no services and cremation was chosen. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.
Betty Jean Gray (08/15/11)
Betty Jean Gray, 90, Brazil, formerly of Rosedale, died at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, in Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was a retired bookkeeper for International Harvester in Brazil. She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Terre Haute, to the late Joseph Montgomery and Bessie Holoway Montgomery...
Betty L. Hartman (08/14/11)
Betty L. Hartman, 60, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Colleen (Gibson) mason. She had worked for Columbia Records and later the Lear Corporation in Greencastle, Ind., until becoming ill with cancer...
Betty Boatman (08/14/11)
Betty Boatman, 87, Cloverland, joined Jesus in Heaven Aug. 12, 2011. She was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Clay County, the 10th of 11 children of George A. and Elva M. (Cobb) Krider. In 1948, she was married to Russell F. Boatman. They made their home in the Cloverland area...
Kimberly Ann Earley Bowman Ritter (08/14/11)
Kimberly Ann Earley Bowman Ritter, 44, Avon, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 10, 2011, at Clarian West Hospital, Avon. Kim was born in Clay County, March 10, 1967, the daughter of Larry and Roseann (Harmon) Earley. Kim attended Van Buren High School and later graduated from Northview High School with the class of 1985...
Renee Laura (Ducker) Greenwood (08/12/11)
Renee Laura (Ducker) Greenwood, 90, Brazil, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 11, 2011, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side. She was born at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, Feb. 25, 1921, to John Ducker and Marie (De Backer) Ducker...
Byron Millard Halfhill (08/11/11)
Byron Millard Halfhill, 49, Brazil, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born June 11, 1962, in Brazil, as the son of Byron and Florence Dickison Halfhill Sr. Following graduation from high school, he attended Ivy Tech...
James R. 'JR' Cox Sr. (08/11/11)
James R. "JR" Cox Sr., 84, passed away Aug. 10, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Brazil, he was the son of Roy Jefferson and Carrie Riley Cox and stepson of Ray Cox Sr. He is survived by his wife Mayme "Rose" Gerber Johnson-Cox, children Sandra Huffman (Brad), Deborah Emrick (Mark), James Ray Cox Jr. ...
Melvin D. 'Jack' Love (08/10/11)
Melvin D. "Jack" Love, Brazil, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at 9:35 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility surrounded by family. He was born at the family home in Clay County, Aug. 24, 1920, the son of William and Mary E. Wallace Love. Jack graduated from Van Buren High School and then went on to enter the United States Marine Corp during World War II...
Kenneth 'Shorty' Stewart (08/10/11)
Kenneth "Shorty" Stewart, 66, Brazil, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at 12:17 a.m., following injuries sustained from an accident by his home on United States 40. He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Putnam County, to Floyd Harold and Dorothy (Siner) Stewart. Kenny graduated from Reelsville High School, then served in the United States Army...
Kenneth 'Shorty' Stewart (08/09/11)
Kenneth "Shorty" Stewart, 66, Brazil, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at 12:17 a.m., following injuries sustained from an accident by his home on United States 40. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home.
Lucille Virginia Floyd (08/09/11)
Lucille Virginia Floyd went to be with her Lord Aug. 8, 2011. Born in Clay County July 7, 1921, to Lula Mae and Oscar Bridgewaters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence Floyd, brother Marion Bridgwaters, sister Dorothy Bell, children Sandra Joann Pittsenbarger and Glen Rae Floyd, daughter-in-law Brenda Floyd, grandchildren Lucinda Mae Floyd, Kenneth Pittsenbarger Jr., Thomas A. Floyd Jr., and Timothy W. Floyd...
Michael 'Sugar Bear' Allen (08/07/11)
Michael "Sugar Bear" Allen, 58, Brazil, passed away at home Aug. 6, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born in Connersville, Ind., Oct. 19, 1952, the son of Clifford R. and Eleanor (McQuinley) Allen. Mike graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1970...
Anita Ruth McQueary (08/07/11)
Anita Ruth McQueary, 79, Clay City, passed away peacefully Aug. 5, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. Anita was born in Jasonville, Aug. 31, 1931, the daughter of Norman and A. Lorene (Fields) Jones. She graduated from Coalmont High School with the class of 1949...
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Cummins (08/05/11)
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Cummins, 74, Bloomington, Ind., passed away Aug. 2, 2011, at Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. Visitation will take place Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, from 2-5 p.m., at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Services will immediately follow visitation Sunday...
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter (08/05/11)
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter, 79, Greencastle, died 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Waters of Greencastle. Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville. Burial will follow services in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville...
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Cummins (08/04/11)
Charles (Chuck) Eugene Cummins, 74, Bloomington, Ind., passed away Aug. 2, 2011, at Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Brazil Feb. 9, 1937, he was the son of Charles and Wanita Cummins. He is survived by his wife Deanna Cummins, his children Doug Cummins (Trafalgar), Jim and Donna Carlson (Indianapolis), Lauri Carlson (Franklin), Frank and Deanna Cummins (Noblesville), and Dawn Cummins-Wheeler (Mooresville), his grandchildren Michael Carlson, Kira Carlson, Chelsea Cummins, Justin Carlson, Alex Wheeler, Shawn Cummins, Ashley Wheeler and Faith Cummins, his great-grandchildren Madison, Michael and Andrew Carlson, his sister Sharon Brown, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family from coast to coast across the United States.. ...
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter (08/04/11)
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter, 79, Greencastle, died 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Waters of Greencastle. She had been previously employed at G.C. Murphy Company in Rockville, IGA and LAB Healthcare Facility. She was born March 14, 1932, in Rockville, to the late Pete Bright and Fern Wirth Wright...
Elaine T. Stewart (08/03/11)
Elaine T. Stewart, 38, Albuquerque, N.M., daughter of Dr. Reed M. Stewart, and granddaughter of Judge and Mrs. Robert B. Stewart, died in a drowning accident in Montezuma Hot Springs near Las Vegas, N.M. A memorial celebration of Elaine's life will be led by Pastor Steve Loft at the First United Methodist Church in Brazil Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., with visitation starting at 1:30 p.m...
Ervin Joel Dodge (08/03/11)
Ervin Joel Dodge, 85, Poland, passed away at home surrounded by his family July 30, 2011. Ervin was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Bemidji, Minn., the son of William and Anna (Aaberg) Dodge. Memorial services will take place at United Methodist Church in Bowling Green Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m...
Fred R. McDonald (08/03/11)
Fred R. McDonald passed away July 30, 2011, at Cloverleaf Health Center in Knightsville. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service for family and friends will be Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Summit Lawn Cemetery, Brazil. French Funeral Home was entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Ted H. Redenbarger (08/03/11)
Ted H. Redenbarger, 86, Brownsburg, passed away July 31, 2011, at Brownsburg Meadows. A memorial service is being planned for November, in Sebring, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, Sebring, Fla., and/or Connection Pointe Christian Church, Brownsburg...
Susan A. Lechner (08/03/11)
Susan A. Lechner, 60, Columbus, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 2:35 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Columbus Regional Hospital. The memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, at Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St., Columbus, Ind., 47201, with Justin White officiating...
Ervin Joel Dodge (08/02/11)
Ervin Joel Dodge, 85, Poland, passed away at home surrounded by his family July 30, 2011. Ervin was born Jan. 31, 1926, in Bemidji, Minn., the son of William and Anna (Aaberg) Dodge. Upon early graduation from high school at age 17, Ervin enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served with the Sea Bees in the South Pacific until the end of World War II...
Ted H. Redenbarger (08/02/11)
Ted H. Redenbarger, 86, Brownsburg, passed away July 31, 2011, at Brownsburg Meadows. Ted was born March 13, 1925, in Center Point, to Russell and Reba Redenbarger. Ted graduated from Brazil High School in 1942. He entered Purdue University and proceeded into World War II as an Air Force navigator...
Fred R. McDonald (08/02/11)
Fred R. McDonald passed away July 30, 2011, at Cloverleaf Health Center in Knightsville. Fred was born Oct. 3, 1937, to John Roger and Helen (Monce) McDonald. He attended Brazil High School and later received his G.E. Diploma. Fred had worked at Twigg Industries, Arketex, Allisons and drove for Sneath Oil and Hunter Oil...