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Obituaries from March 2012

Stephen Ray Paul (03/30/12)
Stephen Ray Paul, 62, Brazil, passed away at his residence, March 12, 2012. Stephen "Torch" or "Plywood," as he was known, was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Clarence "Spud" Paul and Dorothy (Dame) Paul. Stephen spent his working years as a journeyman for the roofing union and then as a truck driver. ...
Christopher Raymond Ziemendorf (03/30/12)
Christopher Raymond Ziemendorf, 41, Brazil, took his journey to heaven March 29, 2012, at his residence. Born Dec. 21, 1970, to Nancy (Ziemendorf) Dickinson and Fred Gard, Christopher was a loving father to his four boys. "Chris" was a fun spirit who was very passionate about his boys and he enjoyed spending time watching cartoons with his beautiful grandchildren. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten...
William Raymond Reynolds (03/29/12)
William Raymond Reynolds, 92, Brazil, died at 4:42 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. William was born April 9, 1919, near Coal City in Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana. He was the son of Charles and Sylvia Storm Reynolds...
Donald Eugene Smallwood (03/29/12)
Donald Eugene Smallwood, 75, Brazil, died March 27, 2012, at his home. He was born March 30, 1936, to Donald F. and Gertrude Smallwood. They preceded him in death. Survivors include sons Ricky D. Smallwood, and Donald E. Smallwood, daughter Tawnya A. Smallwood, brother Paul Smallwood, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild...
Joe R. Burton (03/29/12)
Joe R. Burton was taken home by God's angels March 7, 2012, around 5 p.m., in his living room at his farm he loved and worked so hard to attain. Joe was a strong, self-made man. He had Vascular Dementia the last eight years of his life, but he never let that stop him from going out almost every day. He told me early on in this disease, "Do not let us become isolated. Please let's keep living."...
Obituary Notices (03/29/12)
Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 20, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley or Madison Baptist Church in Joyce's memory. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 3 p.m., at Madison Baptist Church, 6202 N. 12th St., Phoenix, Ariz. For those with special memories, visit the online guestbook at www.shadowmountainmortuary.com...
Joe R. Burton (03/26/12)
Joe R. Burton was taken home by God's angels March 7, 2012, around 5 p.m., in his living room at his farm he loved and worked so hard to attain. Joe was a strong, self-made man. He had Vascular Dementia the last eight years of his life, but he never let that stop him from going almost every day. He told me early on in this disease, "Do not let us become isolated. Please let's keep living."...
Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul (03/26/12)
Joyce Frances Pressley Shaul, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away March 20, 2012. Born Jan. 25, 1929, she was the daughter of Hazel and Albert (Nick) Pressley, Evansville. She was married to Richard (Dick) Shaul in September 1949. A graduate of Reitz High School and Indiana State University, Joyce raised four boys, Rick, David, Jon and Dan, as well as her daughter, Julia (Stringer)...
Maribeth Lea Schurick Craig (03/25/12)
Maribeth Lea Schurick Craig, 39, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, passed away March 16, 2012, unexpectedly. Maribeth was born April 19, 1972, the daughter of Tony Schurick and Jennifer Martin. She was raised by her grandparents Beatrice and Clayton Embry. She attended Annunciation School and Northview High School...
James Lee La Follette (03/25/12)
James Lee La Follette, 69, Reelsville, passed away March 19, 2012, following an extended stay at Union Hospital. James was born June 20, 1942, the son of Harold La Follette and Norma Goss. James formerly owned Parkway Body Shop in Indianapolis. James was former seventh district commander of Sons of the American Legion. What James enjoyed the most in the past few years was spending time with his two dogs, Hobo and Hank...
Roberta L. Ooley (03/25/12)
Roberta L. Ooley, 81, Brazil, died at 10:10 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born Sept. 27, 1930, in Brazil, Roberta was the daughter of Lyle and Elizabeth Thomas Reinoehl. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948...
Jessie E. Wasnidge (03/25/12)
Jessie E. Wasnidge, 68, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, March 21, 2012, with her family by her side following an extended illness. Graveside services will take place at Harmony Cemetery March 26, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Jason Selby officiating...
Jessie E. Wasnidge (03/23/12)
Jessie E. Wasnidge, 68, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, March 21, 2012, with her family by her side following an extended illness. Jessie was born in Clay County, March 30, 1943, the daughter of Raymond Watson. Jessie attended Van Buren High School before marrying Richard Frederick Wasnidge Dec. 31, 1960...
Obituary Notices (03/22/12)
John Edward Braden Sr., 89, Brazil, passed away March 17, 2012, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. Services for John will be at French Funeral Home, March 23, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 4624 S. Springhill Junction, Terre Haute, Ind., 47802. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Roberta L. Ooley (03/22/12)
Roberta L. Ooley, 81, Brazil, died March 22, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home.
James Lee La Follette (03/21/12)
James Lee La Follette, 69, Reelsville, passed away March 19, 2012, following an extended stay at Union Hospital. Services will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Wright-Bethel Cemetery, Waugh, Ind...
Bonnie Jean Williams (03/20/12)
Bonnie Jean Williams, 92, Brazil, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bonnie was predeceased by her beloved husband Warren Dee Williams in 2003 and her daughter Diane W. VanNess Gabriel. She was born in Brazil, Ind., on Feb. 24, 1920, to the late Errett E. and Mary L. (Heskett) Shaw. Bonnie graduated from Brazil High School in 1938 and was the first female drum majorette in the state...
Mollye Frances Kumpf (03/19/12)
Mollye Frances Kumpf, 90, Brazil, peacefully passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, with her family by her side. Frances was born June 18, 1921, the daughter of Hugh Lander and Elizabeth (Dillingham) Farmer. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur L. Kumpf...
John Edward Braden Sr. (03/19/12)
John Edward Braden Sr., 89, Brazil, passed away March 17, 2012, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation, Terre Haute, following an extended illness. John was born May 12, 1922, in Brazil, the son of Clarence H. and Buelah (Combs) Braden. He served in Germany, Italy, and France, in the United States Army during World War II...
Joyce M. Bridgewater (03/19/12)
Joyce M. Bridgewater, 82, Terre Haute, died March 17, 2012, at Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. Joyce was born in Brazil July 24, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Cora (Glenn) Hill. Joyce was a homemaker. In her youth, she sang at the Forest Park Pavilion...
Mildred Tyler Bell (03/18/12)
Mildred Tyler Bell, or as many knew her, "Mick or Mickie," 92, slipped off to be with her Lord March 16, 2012, at Union Hospital. Mick was born in Clay County Feb. 11, 1920, to Robert and Eliza Shepard Tyler. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Gale, Willie, Letcher, Luther, Ted, Curnie, and Melvin or "Tine," Mick's twin, and sisters Kathryn Burrows, Elsie Sparks, Callie Yeager, Margaret Hartman, and Lottie Spears...
Terry Ray Lawrence (03/18/12)
Terry Ray Lawrence, 54, Brazil, passed away March 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., following a long battle with heart related illnesses. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Monday, from 4 p.m., until time of services. Services will be at the funeral home, Monday 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Jason Weir officiating...
Obituary Notices (03/18/12)
Patricia Deane Walker, 81, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, March 14, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 19, at the Moore Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family...
Terry Ray Lawrence (03/16/12)
Terry Ray Lawrence, 54 Terry Ray Lawrence, 54, Brazil, passed away March 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. following a long battle with heart related illnesses. Terry was born in Brazil, Aug. 25, 1957, the son of Glen and Rosanna (White) Lawrence. Terry worked at CBS in Terre Haute, as a group leader at Happico, in Greencastle until 2005 and at the Brazil Elks as a bartender. He was a member of First Apostolic Tabernacle in Brazil...
Patricia Deane Walker (03/15/12)
Patricia Deane Walker, 81, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, March 14, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born May 1, 1930, in Clay County, as the daughter of Harold and Charlotte Akers Britton. Following graduation from Brazil High School, she attended Indiana State University...
Vernon Dale Short (03/15/12)
Vernon Dale Short, 76, died March 14, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital, Greenwood, after a short battle with lung disease. He was born at home April 14, 1935, in Clay County. He is preceded in death by his father Charles O. Short, stepfather William "Bill" Lawry, mother Elnora Craig Lawry, sister Norma Short Biggs, brother Louis Short, and wife LaCretia Myers Short...
Irene B. Van Lieu (03/15/12)
Irene B. Van Lieu, 89, Greencastle, died at 4:42 p.m., March 14, 2012, at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Estel, Ky., she was the daughter of John Zambenini and Anna Marietta-Zambenini. She was a retired bookkeeper from Shell Oil Company...
Mary Margaret Berry (03/15/12)
The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home March 13, 2012. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry Bostrom officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery...
Obituary Notices (03/15/12)
Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died at 11:42 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, at Dickerson Funeral Home, 303 N. Main St., Veedersburg, Ind. Visitation will begin at noon, Friday, and continue until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow services at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington...
Mary Margaret Berry (03/14/12)
The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home March 13, 2012. Mary was 96-years-old, born Dec. 7, 1915, in Putnam County, the daughter of Tarquin and Jesse (Willen) Hawkins. From a very young age, she lived with her grandparents, John Andrew and Mary (Moffett) Hawkins...
John Owen Kennedy (Beanie) (03/13/12)
On March 11, 2012, John Owen Kennedy (Beanie), 74, lost his battle peacefully to Alzheimer's disease, surrounded by his loving family. John was born Nov. 13, 1937, to John Gilbert Kennedy and Phyllis Mitchell Kennedy, Chicago. John lived in Linton until age 10. His family then moved to Staunton, where he attended Staunton Elementary and Staunton High School. While in high school, John participated in basketball and baseball, and continued to be an avid sports fan throughout his life...
Mary A. Pensinger South (03/13/12)
Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died at 11:42 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, at Dickerson Funeral Home, 303 N. Main St., Veedersburg, Ind. Visitation will begin at noon, Friday, and continue until time of service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow services at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Covington...
Mary Alice Thomas (03/13/12)
Mary Alice Thomas, 82, Carbon, passed away March 9, 2012, at Indiana University Health and Hospital of Morgan County. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Pastors Kenny Thomas and Rick Thomas officiating...
Marcheta Faye Stultz (03/13/12)
Marcheta Faye Stultz, 82, Brazil, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Brazil, as the daughter of Chester Henry and Irene Faye Belk Croy. She had worked at Burger Chef, Holly Hill Healthcare, Monnett and Bray Restaurant and Forest Park School...
Robert G. Bolinger (03/13/12)
Robert G. Bolinger, 64, Brazil, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, March 11, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Brazil, Feb. 7, 1948, the son of Arthur C. Bolinger, and Ruby M. Courtney. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1967, and served his country in the Army National Guard for the next six years...
Harold 'Jack' Dwight Raubuch (03/13/12)
Harold "Jack" Dwight Raubuch, 90, Brazil, left this life Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Brazil, as the son of Jacob and Evelyn Kane Raubuch. Jack was known for his love of gardening, flowers and woodworking craftsmanship...
Janet S. Paullus (03/13/12)
Janet S. Paullus, 60, Brazil, passed away, unexpectedly, at St. Vincent Hospital, Monday, March 12, 2012, in Indianapolis. Janet was born July 22, 1951, in Brazil the daughter of W. Paul and Clara Edith (Swinson) Todd. Janet graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1969. After high school, Janet worked for Thompson Simon Ad Agency and then for First Federal Savings and Loan. Janet retired from Fifth Third Bank, in Brazil, as their Branch Manager in 1993 due to failing health...
Elmora M. Edwards (03/13/12)
Elmora M. Edwards, 87, Brazil, passed away at Royal Oaks Health Care, March 13, 2012, following an extended illness. Elmora was born in Terre Haute, May 31, 1924, the daughter of Harry and Inez (Campbell) Hayes. Shortly after graduating from high school, she married George Edwards Dec. 24, 1945...
Marcheta Faye Stultz (03/12/12)
Marcheta Faye Stultz, 82, Brazil, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Brazil, as the daughter of Chester Henry and Irene Faye Belk Croy. She had worked at Burger Chef, Holly Hill Healthcare, Monnett and Bray Restaurant and Forest Park School...
Mary Alice Thomas (03/11/12)
Mary Alice Thomas, 82, Carbon, passed away March 9, 2012, at Indiana University Health and Hospital of Morgan County. Mary was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Rockville, the daughter of Odis and Bessie (Roach) Lancaster. She married Joseph Thomas April 6, 1946...
Mary A. Pensinger South (03/11/12)
Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died at 11:42 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Mrs. South was born June 9, 1910, in Brazil, the daughter of George Finley and Maggie May (Bridgewater) Houk. She married Cecil M. South May 13, 1939, in Russellville, Ind. He has preceded her in death July 9, 1992...
Betty Irene Graham (03/09/12)
Betty Irene Graham, 79, Jasonville, Ind., died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan. She was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Paris, Ill., as the daughter of Willaby and Leila McCollister Newhart. Following graduation from high school, she married James Richard Graham, who has preceded her in death...
Betty Louise Tabor (03/08/12)
Betty Louise Tabor, 72, Greenwood, died March 1, 2012, in Beech Grove, Ind. Moore Funeral Home of Brazil was chosen to provide cremation services. Visitation with the family will be noon-2 p.m., March 10, at Faith Baptist Church, 1640 Fry Rd., Greenwood, 46142. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46278. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family...
Richard Hawkins (03/08/12)
Richard Hawkins, 89, Brazil, passed away on March 6, 2012, at home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Private memorial services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st Street, STE 100, Indianapolis, Ind., 46209-4830. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Richard Hawkins (03/07/12)
Richard Hawkins, 89, Brazil, passed away on March 6, 2012, at home following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Pulaski County, Ind., to John F. and Laura (Bowers) Hawkins. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1941, and attended Purdue University...
Betty Louise Tabor (03/04/12)
Betty Louise Tabor, 72, Greenwood, died March 1, 2012, in Beech Grove, Ind. She was born Nov. 10, 1939, in Carterville, Ill., as the daughter of Robert E. and Mildred Lucille Bulliner Craft. She worked for the Indianapolis Water Company for more than 30 years in accounting and customer service until her retirement in 1994...
Anita Louise McIntire (03/04/12)
Anita Louise McIntire, 70, Brazil, died at 6:55 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her residence. She was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Muncie, Ind., as the daughter of Adrian Brown and Dorothy Goshern Vickies. She married Robert "Bob" McIntire Jan. 31, 1958...
Mildred 'Mickie' Freida Onken (03/04/12)
Mildred "Mickie" Freida Onken, 72, Brazil, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her residence. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 5, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m., with Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Cremation will follow...
Betty L. Lewis (03/04/12)
Betty L. Lewis, 69, Clay City, died at 9:35 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her daughter's residence in Owen County, surrounded by family. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A memorial service will be conducted at His Love Christian Fellowship Church, Spencer, at a later date...
Juanita Doughty (03/04/12)
Juanita Doughty, 82, Brazil, died at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation. No funeral or memorial services have been scheduled. Following cremation, the urn of ashes will be buried at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family...
Diane McClure (03/04/12)
Diane McClure, 66, Brazil, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, 4 N. Percy L. Julian Dr., Greencastle, with Pastor Ernie Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, March 5, from 4-8 p.m. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com...
Annis Ilene Cooper Craig Shaughnessy (03/01/12)
Annis Ilene Cooper Craig Shaughnessy, 73, Brazil, passed away Feb. 28, 2012, at 5:40 p.m., at her home surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of her life will take place Friday at 7 p.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Friends may visit, from 6-7 p.m. Prayer time will be shared by Pastor Kyle Andrews...
Elizabeth R. 'Betty' Clevenger (03/01/12)
Elizabeth R. "Betty" Clevenger, 90, Greencastle, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indianapolis. Funeral services will take place Saturday, March 3, at 4 p.m., in the Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Paul Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson...
Lona Marie Montgomery (03/01/12)
Lona Marie Montgomery, 87, Brazil, passed away Feb. 28, 2012, at Cloverleaf Health Center. Service will be Friday, March 2, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Harold Norman officiating at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m., until time of service. If friends so desire, donations can be made to her family, where envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her remembrance...
Diane McClure (03/01/12)
Diane McClure, 66, Brazil, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lelia (Phillips) Williams. She married Bill McClure April 6, 1973. He survives...