Obituaries from November 2011
Rita Ann Nobles
Rita Ann Nobles, 62, Staunton, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Rita was born July 23, 1949, Brazil, as the daughter of Charles (Jake) and Valera Jenkins Albright. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. She married Larry Ancil Nobles Feb. 24, 1968, in Brazil. Rita enjoyed sewing, flowers, reading and especially her family and grandchildren. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil...
Belinda J. (Booker) Rogers
Belinda J. (Booker) Rogers, 58, Brazil, crossed over Nov. 29, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional following an extended battle with diabetes. She was born in Vincennes, Jan. 18, 1953, the daughter of Darwin "Book" Booker and Marjorie Ruth (Boardman) Booker. Belinda graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1971...
Dr. Bobby Lee Moss
Dr. Bobby Lee Moss, 87, Indianapolis and formerly of Ashboro, passed away Nov. 30, 2011. Dr. Moss was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Ashboro, the son of Herschel and Bessie (Nicoson) Moss. Dr. Moss graduated from Ashboro High School as valedictorian with the class of 1941. ...
Katheryn 'Katy' (Dickison) Kidwell
Katheryn "Katy" (Dickison) Kidwell, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the age of 92. Katheryn was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Nashville, Wis., the fourth daughter of the late Hugh and Florence (Clark) Dickison's 13 children...
Jackie 'Jack' Lee Michael
Jackie "Jack" Lee Michael, 63, Clay City, passed away at Reid Hospital, Richmond, Ind., Nov. 26, 2011, following a lengthy battle with Emphysema. He was born in Metcalf, Ill., Feb. 8, 1948, the son of Elmer and Mabel (Starrett) Michael. Jack graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1966...
Jashua Dean Barnett
Jashua Dean Barnett, 26, Seelyville, passed away Nov. 26, 2011, following a motorcycle accident at 3rd and Lincoln, Terre Haute. Jash was born to Jack Barnett and Shanan Gibson, at 6:08 p.m., Oct. 24, 1985, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. As a young boy, Jash participated in basketball and softball at the Glenn Center and also in the Boy Scouts of America Tiger Cubs...
Betty Zimmers, 84, Sullivan, formerly of Brazil, went to be with her maker Oct. 22, 2011. She was at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute with her companion by her side at the time of her passing, peacefully with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles "Bud" Davis, Delia Olive "West" Davis, and her brother Leo. Also grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins...
Joseph William Byerly
Joseph William Byerly, 72, Brazil, formerly of Macomb, Ill., passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at the Exceptional Living Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1938, to Albert and Violetta (Adair) Byerly. He was retired from Prairie Farms and had served with the National Guard...
Beverly Lee (Cecil) Braun
Beverly Lee (Cecil) Braun, 81, Ellettsville, formerly of Indianapolis and Center Point, peacefully passed away at home Nov. 23, 2011. She was born in Indianapolis, Oct. 25, 1930, the daughter of Chester and Stella (Young) Cecil. Beverly graduated from Arsenal Tech High School with the class of 1948...
Lynn Sanburn, 90, Spencer, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the Owen Valley Health Campus. He was born April 27, 1921, in Bloomington, Ind., to Russell and Faye (Sims) Sanburn. Lynn worked for years as a school bus driver, then a truck driver for Winders, and worked as an inspector for Allison's until his retirement in 1981...
Florence J. Eveland
Florence J. Eveland, 82 Knightsville, died Nov. 22, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1929, in Putnam County, the daughter of Robert Parrish, Sr. and Mildred Alvord Parrish. On March 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to Marion M. "Sarge" Eveland. Together they owned and operated "Sarge's Military Supplies."...
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr.
Lyle Edwin Mathews Sr., 82, Reelsville, Ind., passed away Nov. 18, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Lyle was born June 14, 1929, in Putnam County, the son of James and Mary (Barr) Mathews. He graduated from Reelsville High School, worked for the state highway department, served two years in the United States Army and was then employed by PSI/Cinergy...
Sharon R. (Nelson) Oehler
Sharon R. (Nelson) Oehler, 63, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly from complications following surgery Nov. 9, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Mach 4, 1948, in Brazil, the daughter of Lucille and Lloyd "Wimpy" Nelson. She graduated from Brazil High School...
Jack Lee Loveall
Jack Lee Loveall, 59, Brazil, passed away at Seton Specialty Hospital, in Indianapolis, following a rather brief illness. He was born in Clay County, March 16, 1952, the son of James Arthur "Art" and Mary Jane (Crabb) Loveall. Jack graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1970. ...
Drexel Lee Cooprider
Drexel Lee Cooprider, 72, Knightsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Drexel was born July 28, 1939, in Clay City, the son of Alvin Leo and Virginia Ruth (Ellis) Cooprider. He married Merrilen Bridgewaters June 26, 1959. Drexel had worked as a farmer and mechanic but most of his life he spent working as a tree trimmer. ...
Nancy Ann Clark
Nancy Ann Clark, 71, Brazil, passed away at home, Nov. 4, 2011, following a two-year battle with cancer. She was born in Carbon, July 27, 1940, the daughter of Claude and Georgia (Champer) Clark. Nancy graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1958...
Robert E. Carpenter
Robert E. Carpenter, 87, Battle Creek, Mich., died Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2011, after a brief illness. He was born in Brazil Jan. 6, 1924, to Marion D. and Jessie (Decker) Carpenter. Robert graduated from Indiana State Teacher's College and received his Master's degree from Indiana University...
James Willard Hutcheson
James Willard Hutcheson, 76, Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1935, in Brazil, as the son of Phillip Eugene and Madeline Hamilton Hutcheson. He served in the U.S. Army. He had worked as a bricklayer, truck driver and had his own tire business in Brazil...
Marjorie R. Schultheis
Marjorie R. Schultheis, 91, Terre Haute, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at her residence in Westminster Village. She was born Sept. 13, 1920, in Brazil, as the daughter of Gifford and Jessie Flynn Downing. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1939...
Dorothy Shepard Snell
Dorothy Shepard Snell, 97, Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio. She was born Oct. 21, 1914, in Brazil, as the daughter of James and Grave Hardesty Shepard. She graduated from Brazil High School with the Class of 1931 and earned her Associate Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1933. She married Joseph Snell June 14, 1941...
Patricia Blair Miller
Patricia Blair Miller, 66, Bloomingdale, Mich. (formerly of Griffith, Ind.), passed away Nov. 6, 2011. She was born in Brazil July 10, 1945, the daughter of Wilford "Boots" Albright and Marie Lucille (Tapy) Albright). Patty was an avid gardener. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as president and treasurer...
Vera Frances (Martin) Hennis
Vera Frances (Martin) Hennis, 89, born Nov. 28, 1921, passed away Nov. 6, 2011, at home. She was retired from Clay Community Schools. She was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Hewitt Community Church in Hewitt, Texas, D.A.R., and trusted Jesus for salvation on July 16, 1943...
James 'Buddy' R. Kiser
James "Buddy" R. Kiser, 80, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Nov. 3, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Indianapolis, Feb. 26, 1931, the son of William Robert and Mildred Irene (Daniels) Kiser. Jim graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951...
Teresa Lynn (Johnson) Cothren
Teresa Lynn (Johnson) Cothren, 61, Brazil, passed away Nov. 1, 2011. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School (1968), and she was born May 28, 1950. She is preceded in death by her father, James L. Johnson and nephew, James L. Tabor. She is survived by her husband, Grady; two sons, Grady Dean and Gary Zane; seven grandchildren; her mother, Marie Johnson; two sisters, Charlotte Bridgewater and Rhonda Hatton; brother, Greg Johnson; seven nephews; and one neice. ...
Flora Juanita Fiscus
Flora Juanita Fiscus, 77, Gray, Tenn., formerly of Patricksburg, passed away at her home, Oct. 28, 2011, with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Clark County, Ill. She was the daughter of Ralph and Goldie Sebastian. She married Donald Fiscus April 5, 1952...
Phyllis Jo Crabb
Phyllis Jo Crabb, 84, lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Oct. 31, 2011, following a brief illness. Services for Phyllis will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home today, from 4-8 p.m...
Albert Andrew Landes, 93, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville.
Services will be at 11 a.m., in Lawson-Miller Chapel, today.
Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation was Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m.
Phyllis Jo Crabb
Phyllis Jo Crabb, 84, lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Oct. 31, 2011, following a brief illness. Phyllis was born in Brazil Oct. 26, 1927, the daughter of Walter H. Harrison Sr., and Helen (Detzel) Harrison. Phyllis graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1945 and attended Indiana State Teachers College for a year...
Albert Andrew Landes, 93, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. Born July 2, 1918, in Putnam County, he was the son of John H. and M. Alice Girton Landes. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936, and began his career at Adamson Lumber Company in Harmony until inducted into the U.S. Army in December 1942. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in September 1943, due to service-related disability...