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Obituaries from December 2011

Bonnie J. (Phillips) Lister (12/30/11)
Bonnie J. (Phillips) Lister, 78, Staunton, died Dec. 29, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. Mrs. Lister was born May 7, 1933, in Clay County, the daughter of Monte and Cebie (Cobb) Phillips. Bonnie was retired from P.R. Malory as a machine operator with more than 13 years of service and was a member of Staunton Christian Church...
Jack L. Boswell (12/30/11)
Jack L. Boswell, 76, Reelsville, formerly of Avon, entered into the gates of Heaven on Dec. 30, 2011. He was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Pittsboro, Ind., to Walter and Hazel Moeller Boswell. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Wanda, son Mark (Gina) Boswell, adopted daughter Annette Steedman, two granddaughters, Sarah (Matt) Buell and Zoe Elizabeth Boswell and grandson Noah Boswell...
Edward 'Ed' A. McCullough (12/29/11)
Edward "Ed" A. McCullough, 63, Brazil, died Dec. 28, 2011, at Methodist Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Clinton, the son of Marvin McCullough and Jean Howard McCullough, and was raised on the family farm. He graduated from Turkey Run High School and then furthered his education at Purdue University...
Michael J. Shook (12/29/11)
Michael J. Shook, 54, Brazil, passed away Dec. 28, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center with his family by his side. Mike was born May 20, 1957, the son of Cecil and Marion (Wildman) Shook, in Pine Planes, N.Y., although he was actually raised by Helen Proper of Hudson, N.Y...
I. 'Kate' Marie (Starrett) McVey (12/29/11)
"Kate" Marie (Starrett) McVey, 94, Clay County, passed away at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Dec. 27, 2011, following a rather extended illness. Kate was born in Owen County July 14, 1917, the daughter of Martin and Alice (Stevens) Starrett. Kate raised five children and was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ...
Tony Lee Trout (12/28/11)
Tony Lee Trout, 47, Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 26, 2011. He was born in Greencastle, Aug. 6, 1964, the son of William and Sandra Kay (King) Trout. Tony graduated from Rosedale High School with the class of 1984. Tony served in the Indiana Army National Guard for several years. Over the years, Tony had worked at J.D.'s Furniture, Great Dane Trailers and most recently Wal-Mart on Highway 46 in Terre Haute. Tony had also lived in Florida where he worked in the construction industry...
Theodore R. Kennedy (12/27/11)
A Clay County native and graduate of Brazil High School has died in the East Lansing area of Michigan. Theodore R. Kennedy was born in Center Point May 16, 1919. He died in Michigan Dec. 26, 2011, at age 92. Kennedy was the third of three sons of Herman Carrithers and Evelyn Jenkins Kennedy and the great-grandson of Martin Kennedy, the founder of Center Point...
Marion Earl Emory (12/27/11)
The family of Marion Earl Emory mourns his passing. Born May 19, 1932, in Vigo County, to Jess and Delora Williams Emory, he entered into rest Dec. 25, 2011. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 56 years, Esther Elizabeth Crisler, children Randall Joe and Cindy Emory, Thomas James Emory, Vickie Kay and Jack Willsey, and Mary Margaret and Jerry Steadman, sister Alma Whitsit, sister-in-law Wanda Emory, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Albert Junior Head (12/26/11)
Albert Junior Head, 75, Brazil, died Dec. 22, 2011, at 10:10 p.m., at Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Brazil, the son of George and Margaret Day Head. As a young man, he worked as an upholsterer. He later worked as a mechanic and did salvage work...
Marion Earl Emory (12/26/11)
Marion Earl Emory, 79, Clay City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Nathan Butler Funeral Home, Worthington.
Eva F. Dalton (12/23/11)
Eva F. Dalton, 73, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 19, 2011, at her residence. She was born Sep. 4, 1938, in Clay County the daughter of Eldon and Bernice Taylor Angleton. Eva was currently working at the Brazil Wal-Mart as an associate and had worked there for the past 20 years. She attended the Brazil United Pentecostal Church in the past. She enjoyed her flowers, rescuing cats and loved her dog "Waggles." Her favorite job was being Mom and Grandma...
Everett Lee Woll (12/23/11)
Everett Lee Woll, 84, lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away Dec. 22, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a very brief illness. Everett was born May 11, 1927, in Staunton, the son of Everett and Dorothy (Catterlin) Woll. Everett graduated from Posey Township High School in Staunton, with the class of 1945...
Viola Maxine Quillian (12/21/11)
Viola Maxine Quilliam, 94, Brazil, passed away at the Exceptional Living Center, Dec. 21, 2011, following an extended illness. She was born May 21, 1917, in Greencastle, Ind., the daughter of Walter and Esta (Crawley) Burch. Viola graduated from Brazil High School and married Vincent Quilliam Nov. 4, 1939; he preceded her in death on April 14, 2002...
Lori L. Bear (12/21/11)
Lori L. Bear, 50, Brazil, died unexpectedly, Dec. 19, 2011, at Methodist Hospital following complications from surgery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m., at Holy Rosary Church, Seelyville, with Father Harold Rightor and Rev. Jack Diel officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery in Brazil. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the Ivy Tech Medical Assistant Program...
Muretsel "Reet" Thomas Wolf (12/20/11)
Muretsel "Reet" Thomas Wolf, 75, Harmony, Ind., passed away Dec. 20, 2011, at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Clay County, March 20, 1936, to True J. and Ruth (Moore) Wolf who preceded him in death. Reet graduated from Ashboro School in 1954. ...
Elizabeth Ann Yocom (12/20/11)
Elizabeth Ann Yocom, 67, Brazil, died at 12:20 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born July 17, 1944, in Terre Haute, Ind., as the daughter of Wayne and Dorothy Hagan Stewart. She graduated from Schulte High School with the Class of 1962. ...
Nicholas Andrew Ellis (12/20/11)
Nicholas Andrew Ellis, 25, Brazil, passed away Dec. 16, 2011, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Services will take place at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery...
Lola Nadene 'Deenie' Potter (12/19/11)
Lola Nadene "Deenie" Potter, 88, Brazil, died Dec. 18, 2011, at 12:15 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born May 8, 1923, in Blanchard, Okla., the daughter of Cliff and Sarah Southard. On Feb. 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to William "Slim" Potter. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 2011. They were married more than 71 years...
Bradley E. Karn (12/19/11)
Bradley E. Karn, 53, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 18, 2011. He was born July 31, 1958, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Larry and Joyce (Doud) Karn. Brad graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1977. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years before joining the Army National Guard. He served his country for more than 21 years before retiring...
Nicholas Andrew Ellis (12/18/11)
Nicholas Andrew Ellis, 25, Brazil, passed away Dec. 16, 2011, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 29, 1985, in Clay County, the son of Robert Max and Lois Viola (Anderson) Ellis. Nic graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2004...
Jo Lucas (12/16/11)
Jo Lucas, 84, Saline City, passed away Dec. 11, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Wheatland, Ind., Sept. 18, 1927, the daughter of Harry Waldon and Jeannie (Bemis) Waldon. Jo married Herschel E. Lucas March 27, 1948, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1989...
Della Arlene Bicking (12/16/11)
Della Arlene Bicking, 81, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, following a long battle with multiple health conditions. Services will be at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery...
Judith D. Reynolds (12/16/11)
Judith D. Reynolds, 71, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Union Hospital. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9-11 a.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park's Chapel of Memories...
Jo Lucas (12/13/11)
Jo Lucas, 84, Saline City, passed away Dec. 11, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Wheatland, Ind., Sept. 18, 1927, the daughter of Harry Waldon and Jeannie (Bemis) Waldon. Jo married Herschel E. Lucas March 27, 1948, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1989...
Della Arlene Bicking (12/15/11)
Della Arlene Bicking, 81, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, following a long battle with multiple health conditions. Della was born in Fraser Township, Minnesota, Aug. 31, 1930, the daughter of Emil and Alice (Karas) Wohlenhaus...
Judith D. Reynolds (12/15/11)
Judith D. Reynolds, 71, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born July 23, 1940, in Terre Haute, to Clyde and Esta (Harvey) Roberts. She married Uriah "Bud" Reynolds in 1959. Judith graduated from Garfield High School in 1958. She enjoyed poetry, puzzles, crosswords and scrapbooking...
Clay Shealy Tobias (12/11/11)
Clay Shealy Tobias, 52, Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2011. Clay was born July 4, 1959, the son of Myra and Leon Tobias, Saluda, S.C. After growing up in Columbia, S.C., he attended the University of South Carolina, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering...
Dawn Amelia (Shaffer) Hahn (12/13/11)
Dawn Amelia (Shaffer) Hahn, 46, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 9, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Dawn was born Nov. 2, 1965, in North Miami, Fla., the daughter of Mark Norman and Estelle Shaffer. Dawn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Patrick Shaffer...
Dorothy Leota Campbell (12/13/11)
Dorothy Leota Campbell, 99, Centerpoint passed away on Dec. 2, 2011, at her home with her family by her side. Dorothy was born Jan. 23, 1912, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Smith) Keiser. She was a part of the Bowling Green High School graduating class of 1929. Following high school she graduated from Browns Business College. After college, Dorothy was Deputy Clerk of Clay County. She married Keith Dillon Campbell on March 20, 1945, in Jacksonville, NC...
Thalnia 'Tia' Irene Bridgewater (12/12/11)
Thalnia "Tia" Irene Bridgewater, 51, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Dec. 7, 2011, following an apparent heart attack. She was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Greencastle, the daughter of Jack and Donna (Davis) Galloway. Tia graduated from South Putnam High School. She had worked as a dispatcher for Blue Lightening Express, Cloverdale, for several years. She had also worked at McDonald's in Brazil and Double Decker in Greencastle in the past...
Gretchen H. Parkins (12/12/11)
Gretchen H. Parkins, 84, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 8, 2011, at 5 a.m. She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Clay County, the daughter of Herman and Laura Long Culler. Gretchen was married to Chauncey Marvin Parkins March 28, 1948. Together they owned and operated their family farm south of Interstate-70...
William 'Slim' O. Potter (12/08/11)
William 'Slim' O. Potter, 92, Brazil, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Services will take place today, at 1 p.m., with Bob Sampson officiating at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m., until time of service...
Lou Ann Cunningham (12/08/11)
Lou Ann Cunningham, 55, Brazil, passed away at her home Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Brazil on Nov. 3, 1956, as the daughter of Harold and Barbara (Schnurpel) Gerber. Lou received her G.E.D. and was certified as a Certified Nurses Assistant and Qualified Medicine Aide. Over her career, Lou worked at Holly Hill Nursing Home, Brazil, and at Lakeview Nursing Home, Terre Haute...
Norma Jean (Wilson) Pollard (12/08/11)
Norma Jean (Wilson) Pollard, 83, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Dec. 8, 2011, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Brazil, Feb. 16, 1929, the daughter of Otis E. and Florence J. (Parr) Wilson. Norma graduated from Brazil High School and married Arthur W. Pollard Feb. 22, 1947. Together they raised four children in the Brazil area...
Geraldine C. Runion (12/08/11)
Geraldine C. Runion, 95, Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1916, near Greencastle in Putnam County as the daughter of Glen and Elizabeth Hurst Clark. She graduated from Fillmore High School. She married Lloyd S. Runion May 28, 1938, in Crawfordsville. They were married for over 71 years. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2009...
JoAnne Schlegel (12/07/11)
JoAnne Schlegel, 73, Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, passed away Dec. 6, 2011, at the Waters of Greencastle. She was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Bowling Green, the daughter of Harold Stwalley and Hazel Allee Stwalley. She graduated from Bowling Green High School. She worked for IBM and Heartland Industries in the cleaning and maintenance department...
Jo Dee Ford (12/07/11)
Jo Dee Ford, 49, Carbon, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, with her family by her side. Jo was born Feb. 11, 1962, the daughter of Robert and Martha (Clossin) Fields. She was part of the graduating class of 1980 from Van Buren High School...
Jo Dee Ford (12/07/11)
Jo Dee Ford, 49, Carbon, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, with her family by her side. Jo was born Feb. 11, 1962, the daughter of Robert and Martha (Clossin) Fields. She was part of the graduating class of 1980 from Van Buren High School...
Edwin 'Ed' F. Swickard Jr. (12/01/11)
Edwin "Ed" F. Swickard Jr, 66, Noblesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. He was born Nov. 12, 1945, to Edwin and Cumae (Houser) Swickard Sr., Terre Haute. Ed worked as a Materials and Logistics Analyst for Bethlehem Steel from 1976-2002. He is survived by wife Linda Swickard, daughter Jerra Lynn Swickard, son Patrick Edwin (Kelly) Swickard, nephew Scott Nairn and many extended family...
Earl Wayne Bryan (12/02/11)
Earl Wayne Bryan, 69, Brazil, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Clay County, as the son of Ralph and Reba Bowers Bryan. He graduated from Brazil High School. He married Barbara Sue Pullum Feb. ...