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Obituaries from January 2012

Florence Wheeler (01/30/12)
Florence Wheeler, 86, Columbia, Ky., formerly of Brazil, Ind., passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8:15 a.m., at her home after several weeks of illness. She was born May 1, 1925, in Poland, Ind., the daughter of the late John Pete and Flo Etta Veach Deardorff. She is the widow of Earon Wheeler of Adair County, Ky., who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 2004...
Margaret Myers (01/31/12)
Margaret Myers, 82, Staunton, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Ind. She was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Clay County, Ind., as the daughter of John R. and Goldie Winn Butt. She married Ancil Myers Dec. 5, 1947. He died February 1997...
George A. Dickerson (01/31/12)
George A. Dickerson, 70, Coal Bluff, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 30, on the morning of his 70th birthday at his home in Coal Bluff after a year long battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 30, 1942, in Terre Haute to George and Rosemary Richey Dickerson...
Ernest L. Jackson (01/30/12)
Ernest L. Jackson, 73, Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in his residence with his family by his side. Ernie was born April 27, 1938 in Cory, Ind., to Clarence D. and Martha Jewel (Modesitt) Jackson. He married Marsha E. (Ames) Jackson on May 4, 1962, and was a loving and devoted husband for 50 years...
Daryl Victor Freeman (01/29/12)
Daryl Victor Freeman, 86, Brazil, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. He was born July 8, 1925, in Fonda, Iowa, as the son of Robert and Zella Rice Freeman. During World War II, he served in the United States Coast Guard...
George W. 'Big G' Carter (01/29/12)
George W. "Big G" Carter, 74, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 28, 2012. George was born in Indianapolis, March 23, 1937, the son of George W. Carter Sr. and Dorothy (Weissmuller) Carter. He served his country in the Indiana Army National Guard...
Leslie Vernon McKeehan (01/29/12)
Leslie Vernon McKeehan, 58, Brazil, passed away Jan. 25, 2012, at Union Hospital, following a brief illness. Leslie was born June 7, 1953, in Rockport, Ind., the son of Leslie Virgil and Lillian Ethel (Milam) McKeehan. Leslie worked as a construction worker and truck driver for many years. Most recently, he had worked at the Jiffy MiniMart in Terre Haute...
Kathryn Jean Pell Knierim (01/25/12)
Kathryn Jean Pell Knierim, 91, Indianapolis, passed away Jan. 23, 2012, at University Heights Healthcare Facility. Born March 20, 1920, Carbon, to the late Robert C. and Nola (Baker) Pell, she attended Carbon Community Schools and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1938...
Clarence Xychus Schopmeyer (01/25/12)
Clarence Xychus Schopmeyer, 88, Poland, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his residence. He was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Bowling Green, Ind., as the son of Clarence Albert and Aurel B. Frump Schopmeyer. Following graduation from high school, he graduated from the Terre Haute Business College...
Michael David Clawson (01/24/12)
Pilot Michael David Clawson, 51, Brazil, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in a helicopter accident while serving his country in Afghanistan. He was born Dec. 15, 1960, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Paul Mack Clawson and Miriam Florene Brubaker Clawson. Mike was a pilot for AAR Airlift as a contractor for the Department of Defense...
Thelma Irene Stevenson (01/24/12)
Thelma Irene Stevenson, 89, long-time former resident of Center Point, went home to the Lord from the Brazil home of her granddaughter, Laurie Pleake, on Jan. 23, 2012, with family at her side. She was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Clay County as the daughter of Chester and Zella Bullerdick McLain...
Howard Wesley Rockhill (01/24/12)
Howard Wesley Rockhill, son of Howard P. Rockhill (former Brazil fire chief) and Gladys Jackson Rockhill, was born April 28, 1918, in Brazil. On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, he passed on at the Houston House in Houston, Mo., at the age of 93. Howard was born and raised in Brazil, where he delivered The Brazil Times from 1930-1938, and graduated from Brazil High School in 1937...
Louella "Louise" Davis (01/24/12)
Louella "Louise" Davis, 88, Harmony, passed away Jan. 23, 2012, at Cloverleaf Health Care, in Knightsville, following an extended illness. Louise was born in Charleston, Ill., Sep. 16, 1923. Her family moved to Clay County in the late 30's. Here she met Frank Davis whom she married Dec. 4, 1941. They were married for 65 years. Along with her husband, Louise owned and operated Davis Market in Brazil and the Highway Market in East Glenn...
Wilma R. Icenogle (01/23/12)
Wilma R. Icenogle, 79, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord as the church bells were ringing Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m., Jan. 22, 2012. She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Clay County, the daughter of Tom and Bertha (Berry) Newport...
Bryan J. Coleman (01/23/12)
Bryan J. Coleman, 47, Brazil, died Jan. 21, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1964, in Oceanside, Calif., the son of John B. Coleman and Mary L. Myers Coleman. He graduated from Terre Haute North, class of 1982. He also graduated from Purdue University...
Charles W. 'Bill' Walker (01/23/12)
Charles W. "Bill" Walker, 66, Greenwood, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus, Ind. He was born Sept. 25, 1945, in Durham, N.C., to Stantford and Nova (Grothe) Walker. He married Deanna (Kirby) Walker May 26, 1968, in Terre Haute. She survives...
Larry W. Beadling (01/23/12)
Larry W. Beadling, 67, Indianapolis, cherished son of John and Eva Beadling, Greenwood, loving husband of Paula Smith, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Indiana Veterans Home of West Lafayette. Larry was a graduate of Greenwood High School and served in the United States Air Force...
Patricia Ann Wallace (01/22/12)
Patricia Ann Wallace, 58, Brazil, passed away Jan. 21, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Brazil, as the daughter of John M. and Olive Patlock Newton. Patty received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Christian Education from International Seminary of Plymouth, Fla...
Robert W. Clark (01/22/12)
Robert W. Clark, 62, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital Jan. 21, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Brazil, the son of William and Thelma (Froderman) Clark. He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1968. While in high school, he enjoyed marching band and street racing...
Durham L. Mason (01/22/12)
After a short battle with cancer, dad quietly slipped away from us the morning of Jan. 20, 2012. Durham L. Mason was born in McKean, Ill., Oct. 22, 1924, to tenant farmers Linzy Leisure and Bessie (Persinger) Mason. After his father's passing, he took over as head of the family, farming until grandma moved into town...
Norma Jean Sanders (01/22/12)
Norma Jean Sanders, 84, Brazil, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in New Castle, as the daughter of Wm. Daniel and Sally Thurston Carnes. She married Jack Sanders, who survives her. She worked as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell for 12-and-a-half years and at Indiana State University for 15 years. She also worked as a real estate broker...
Thomas 'Tom' G. Graverson Sr. (01/22/12)
Thomas "Tom" G. Graverson Sr., 80, Bremen, passed away Jan. 22, 2012. He was born May 6, 1931, in Bremen, to Theodore and Bernece McMannis Graverson. Tom married Marilyn Muncie Dalgran in February 1978. She preceded him in death Aug. 9, 2009. Tom honorably served his country in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Boxer...
Geneva Powell Meadows Wright (01/19/12)
Geneva Powell Meadows Wright, 99, Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Royal Oaks Healthcare, 3500 Maple Ave., Terre Haute, fulfilling her wish to go home to be with God. She was born June 12, 1912, in Owen County, Coal City, Ind., to Walter A. Powell and Arabelle Fiscus Powell...
Carol Marlene Dowell (01/19/12)
Carol Marlene Dowell, 77, Brazil, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Clay County, as the daughter of Philip A. and Alma Martin Jeffries. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1952. She married Donald Eugene Dowell Nov. 24, 1955. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She greatly enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family...
John Harrison Archer (01/18/12)
John Harrison Archer, 88, Terre Haute, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012, at Regional Hospital following an illness. John was born on Dec. 11, 1923, the son of Ross and Emma Archer. He was raised in Rosedale and went to school at Perth. John joined the United States Army and served three years overseas during World War II. He married Mae Marie Davis on Nov. 23, 1943...
Kenneth E. McClellan (01/18/12)
Kenneth E. McClellan, 80, Brazil, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, at Union Hospital due to an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 5, 1931, in Clay County. He was the son of E. Dempsey and Olive (Gray) McClellan. He attended Brazil High School but moved to Phoenix, Az., where he graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1950...
William "Bill" E. Williams (01/17/12)
William "Bill" E. Williams, 38, Reelsville, passed away Jan. 15, 2012. Bill was born in Terre Haute, Jan. 29, 1973, the son of William Dean and Patricia Kay (Southard) Williams. Bill graduated from Southern High School in Stronghurst, Ill., with the class of 1991 and then graduated from Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, IA., in 1992 with a degree in Automotive Technology. Throughout his career as a mechanic, Bill received many additional certificates in the mechanical field...
Sylus Allen Eder (01/17/12)
Sylus Allen Eder, 21 months, Terre Haute, passed away Jan. 15, 2012 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born April 11, 2010 in Terre Haute. Survivors include his mother Rachel Ann Norris and father Cody Allen Eder, and his companion Laura Pebbles. ...
Viola A. Brower (01/17/12)
Viola A. Brower, 83, Brazil, passed away Jan. 16, 2012 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1928, in Clay County, the daughter of Roy and Viola G. Brown Urbain. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. On April 24, 1946 she was united in marriage to Robert Brower...
Brayton Michael Cagle (01/16/12)
Brayton Michael Cagle, 12, Avon, passed away Jan. 13, 2012. Brayton was a seventh-grade student at Avon Middle School North, where he played football and was in the school band. He was a member of A.J.A.A., and YMCA and loved hunting, fishing, hiking and hobby farming...
Robert 'Lucas' Sampson (01/16/12)
Robert "Lucas" Sampson, 30, passed away Jan. 10, 2012, in South Vienna, Ohio. He was born Nov. 17, 1981, in Linton, Ind., to Bob and Marlene Sampson of South Vienna, formerly of Middletown, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Lucas is survived by his brother Ryan Sampson, grandparents Robert and Rita Sampson, Brazil, and JoElla Swan, Edwardsport, Ind...
Foster Alvord Jensen Jr. (01/13/12)
Foster Alvord Jensen Jr., 87, Plainfield, passed away Jan. 11, 2012, in his residence. Born April 20, 1924, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Foster A. and Louise Moller Jensen. A 1943 graduate of Ben Davis High School, he then joined the U.S. Army field artillery and served in World War II...
Gerry W. Patrick (01/11/12)
Gerry W. Patrick, 69, Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born in Brazil, Ind., on Oct. 25, 1942, to Earl J. Patrick and Dorothy Weaver Patrick. He retired from Columbia House after 36 years of service as a Programmer...
Wilma Jean Slater (01/11/12)
Wilma Jean Slater, 87, Brazil, formerly of Cory, passed away at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil, on Jan. 10, 2012. She was born in Cory on July 3, 1924, to Harley W. and Edith A. Modesitt Stewart. She graduated from Cory High School, class of 1942. On Aug. 9, 1942, she was united in marriage to Earl "Pete" Slater...
Margaret Lawhorn (01/11/12)
Margaret Lawhorn passed away at her Cannon Inn residence the morning of Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 106. She was born Sept. 14, 1905, to John Englehardt Doelle and Caroline Schmitt Doelle in Trimpealeau County, Wis. She led a remarkable life as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her Wisconsin heritage, and often shared stories of her time growing up on the home farm...
Frank J. Galambus (01/10/12)
Frank J. Galambus, 83, Brazil, formerly of Hammond, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at his home in Brazil Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Frank was born in Gary, Ind., Oct. 28, 1928, the son of Frank and Justine (Soltis) Galambus. Frank graduated from Hammond High School with the class of 1947...
Betty J. Philabaum (01/09/12)
Betty J. Philabaum, 84, Carbon, died unexpectedly Jan. 7, 2012, at her residence. She was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Clay County, the daughter of William and Clara Bemis Ellison. She was married to Ralph Philabaum. He preceded her in death in 1960. She raised her children as a single parent...
William Edward Smith (01/08/12)
William Edward Smith, 41, Brazil, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. He was born Jan. 2, 1971, in Clay County, as the son of Bobby and Janet Mohr Smith. He worked as a forklift driver in the automotive manufacturing industry until his illness prevented him from further employment...
Larry Thomas Moore (01/08/12)
Larry Thomas Moore died the week of Jan. 2, 2012, in his home in Brazil. Larry was born March 22, 1940, in Brazil. The family moved to East Alton, Ill., and he graduated from East Alton High School in 1958. Larry received his BA from Milliken University in 1962. He served in country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-70...
Wilford M. Dobson (01/06/12)
Wilford M. Dobson, 97, Noblesville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Riverview Hospital. He was born on Dec. 1, 1914, to Ernest and Dallas (Stallcop) Dobson in Lena, Ind. Wilford worked as a mechanic for Hudson's Battery & Electric and was a member of the Brazil First United Methodist Church where he served as choir director for many years...
Marjorie Ruberta Rowe Latta (01/05/12)
Marjorie Ruberta Rowe Latta was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Terre Haute. She died Jan. 4, 2012. Her parents, Rushton Marfel "Mart" Rowe and Orbie Hudson Rowe, lived on upper 11th Street. Mart worked in the family business -- A. Rowe and Sons Meat Packing. A. Rowe and Sons had been in operation since 1870. Marjorie would become Vice President of Rowe Packing and one of the last owners with her brother and sisters when it closed operations in 1969...
Vicki Sue Frees (01/05/12)
Vicki Sue Frees, 58, Brazil, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at the Heart Center of Indiana -- St. Vincent in Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 18, 1953, in Brazil, as the daughter of Keith and Amelia Julbert Thompson. She graduated from the ISU Nursing program in 2005 and began a career as an R.N. in healthcare...
Annabelle "Annie" Jeanne Brunette (01/04/12)
Annabelle "Annie" Jeanne Brunette, 86, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, Jan. 4, 2012. She was born April 8, 1925, in Brazil, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Edith Irene (Fugate) Ball. Mrs. Brunette graduated from Bridgeton High School and later St. ...
Frank Perry Jr. (01/03/12)
Frank Perry Jr., 64, Brazil, passed away Dec. 30, 2011, at Union Hospital, following a massive heart attack. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1945. Shortly after high school, he joined the United States Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam...
Sherri Lynne (Pearce) Stevenson (01/02/12)
On May 23, 1963, Sherri Lynne (Pearce) Stevenson was welcomed into this world by a 13-month-old sister, Lorie, and her over joyful parents Edward and Janet. She grew up on State Road 340 in a loving, Catholic home, the same home that the entire family still gathers in every Sunday evening for dinner together...
David Lewis Stemm (01/02/12)
David Lewis Stemm, 61, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital Dec. 31, 2011, following a lengthy illness. David was born in Zanesville, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1950. He graduated from Zanesville High School. David married Kathy Morrow Stemm May 25, 1973. He and Kathy moved to Clay County in 1974. Here, David worked for the Clay Community School Corporation, Abel's IGA and Austin Periodicals...
Frank Perry Jr. (01/02/12)
Frank Perry Jr., 64, Brazil, passed away Dec. 30, 2011, at Union Hospital, following a massive heart attack. Services are pending at French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.
Argyll L. Burns (01/02/12)
Argyll L. Burns, 76, Brazil, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare surrounded by his family following his battle with cancer. Argyll was born in Clay County May 19, 1935, the son of Clifford and Florence (Liechty) Burns. Argyll was a 1953 graduate of Staunton High School...