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Obituaries from September 2012

Naomi 'Ruth' Baulkey (09/30/12)
Naomi "Ruth" Baulkey, 74, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Carbon, Ind., she earned her associates degree from Indiana State University. She was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, YWCA, and Friends of the Library...
Mary Alice Himmichhoeffer (09/30/12)
Mary Alice Himmichhoeffer, R.N., 90, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Cloverleaf of Knightsville. She was born July 22, 1922, in Terre Haute, to Clarence Joseph and Zelda Beatrice Dunbar Himmichhoeffer. Mary graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1940, then attended St. Anthony's Hospital school of Nursing before graduating in 1943...
Mary Jo Hite (09/27/12)
Mary Jo Hite, 94, previously of Brazil, passed away Sept. 4, 2012. She was born Aug. 3, 1918, to Wylie and Lottie Harper Roberts, in Mt. Vernon, Texas. In 1978, she moved back to Mt. Vernon, Texas. She had been in Kaufman Nursing Home since 2005, near her brother Wylie Roberts...
Obituary Notices (09/27/12)
Larry Wayne Ball, 70, Coal Bluff, passed away Sept. 21, 2012, at his residence. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Robert Sampson officiating. Entombment in Roselawn Memorial Park's Chapel of Memories will follow. Online condolences may be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net...
Billy Portemont (09/25/12)
Billy Portemont, 83, Phillipsburg, Ohio, passed away Sept. 21, 2012, at 12:50 p.m. He was born July 1, 1929, in Brazil, to the late John and Isa (Barnes) Portemont. Billy loved to work crossword puzzles. He was also a very avid walker and a big history buff...
Barbara Laverne Huffman (09/25/12)
Barbara Laverne Huffman, 82, died Sept. 24, 2012, at Davis Gardens, Terre Haute. She was born March 2, 1930, in Terre Haute, to Ray and Katie Etheridge. Barbara graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1948 and married Floyd W. Huffman Oct. 14, 1950...
Larry W. Ball (09/24/12)
Larry Wayne Ball, 70, Coal Bluff, passed away Sept. 21, 2012, at his residence. He was born March 24, 1942, in Brazil, to Carl Clifford and Hazel (Webster) Ball. Larry was a graduate of Fontanet High School. He worked for Indy Bake and at MAB Paints...
John 'Marvin' Buck (09/23/12)
John "Marvin" Buck, 74, Brazil, passed away Sept. 23, 2012. Marvin was born April 15, 1938, the son of Alvin and Irene Buck. He was a part of the Brazil High School graduating class of 1956. Following high school, he furthered his education at Indiana State University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education...
Larry Ronald McCullough (09/23/12)
Larry R. McCullough, 78, Pace, Fla., passed away Sept. 7, 2012. A Celebration of Life took place Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Milton, Fla. Interment followed in Memory Park Cemetery. National Cremation and Burial Society of Milton, Fla., was entrusted with arrangements...
Obituary Notices (09/23/12)
David Leon 'Gotz' Godsey, 28, Brazil, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, following a motorcycle accident. Services will be at Lawson- Miller Chapel, Monday, Sept, 24, 2012 at 3 p.m., with Pastor Fred Bault officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Monday, from 11 a.m., until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to his family. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory...
Larry Ronald McCullough (09/21/12)
Larry R. McCullough, 78, Pace, Fla., passed away Sept. 7, 2012. He was born April 4, 2012, in Indiana, to the late William David McCullough and Ruth Bernhardt McCullough. Mr. McCullough retired after 30 years of service from the United States Navy as a Master Chief, having served on the USS Eisenhower and the USS Independence...
David Leon "Gotz" Godsey (09/20/12)
David Leon "Gotz" Godsey, 28, Brazil, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, following a motorcycle accident. David was born Aug. 2, 1984, the son of Herschel and Tina (Winn) Godsey. He had recently been working at Morris Manufacturing. In his younger years, David played baseball for CYL where he was pitcher for their all-star team. David truly enjoyed spending time with friends and family...
Charlotte Faye Stewart (09/20/12)
Charlotte Faye Stewart, 68, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 15, 1943, in W. Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Clarence and Susan (Bemis) Knight and was a graduate of Brazil High School. She married Gerald Lee Stewart on Sept. 15, 1961, and he survives...
Mark A. Graham (09/19/12)
Mark A. Graham, 57, Clay City, passed away at I.U. Hospital in Indianapolis Sept. 18, 2012, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Paris, Ill., July 4, 1955, the son of Richard and Betty (Newhart) Graham. He graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1973...
David Allen Brown (09/18/12)
David Allen Brown, 61, Brazil, went home Sept. 18, 2012, at Union Hospital surrounded by his family. David was born Sept. 27, 1950, the son of Jess and Clarine (Maesch) Brown. He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1968. Following high school, he went to work at American Vitrified. He then started building homes with his brother Bill Brown...
Terry Robert Baughn (09/18/12)
Terry Robert Baughn, 74, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Clay City, Ind. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Eleanor Baughn. Terry was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He graduated from Purdue University in 1960, and upon graduation, was hired by John Deere...
Roy T. Rogers (09/16/12)
Roy T. Rogers, 81, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Sept. 12, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be at Calcutta Cemetery, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be at the cemetery Monday from noon until time of services...
Roy T. Rogers (09/14/12)
Roy T. Rogers, 81, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Sept. 12, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Roy was born April 20, 1931, in Brazil, the son of Raymond and Mary Jane (Williams) Rogers. Roy married Marjorie Love Oct. 13, 1956. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 through 1954...
Sherman Ross Butts (09/13/12)
Sherman Ross Butts, 83, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born in 1929, to Sherman and Lela Butts in Dayton, Ohio. Sherman was a member of the First Methodist Church, and worked for Carnavar and Arkatex. He enjoyed gardening and was a longtime member of Ashboro United Methodist Church. Sherman was preceded in death by his wife Carol Butts, and his parents...
William Briner Cash (09/10/12)
William Briner Cash, 47, Brazil, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sept. 10, 2012, at 1:20 a.m., following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Son of William and Cheryl Cash, he was born in Vigo County Sept. 26, 1964. He was a brother to Hettie Huber and her husband Derrick, JD Cash and wife Rebecca, and Jacob Cash and wife Sarah...
Joyce T. Vanatti (09/10/12)
Joyce T. Vanatti, 74, Brazil, passed away Sept. 10, 2012, following a short illness. Joyce was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Pittsley) Snyder. Joyce married Marion Milton Vanatti Dec. 18, 1955. They lived in California while Milton was serving in the Marine Corps...
Tim Marvin Brown (09/11/12)
Tim Marvin Brown, 60, Brazil, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2012, at Terre Haute Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born to Ralph and Mary K. Brown March 9, 1952. Tim graduated from Staunton High School in 1970. He married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Maesch and had two children: Ed and April...
Donna Marie Weltzin (09/11/12)
Donna Marie Weltzin, 86, Jefferson, Wis., formerly of South Bend, Ind., passed away Sept. 8, 2012, following a brief illness. She was born July 23, 1926, in Michigan City, Ind., the daughter of the late Charles Laten Rhinehart and Elizabeth Jane (Irvin) Rhinehart...
Robert C. Harpold (09/10/12)
Robert C. Harpold, 76, passed away Sept. 5, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. He was born Aug. 9, 1936, to Ansil and Alberta Harpold, in Brazil. He lived in Campbell, Calif., for 32 years prior to moving to Shelton, Wash., in 1997. He worked for IBM for 35 years before retiring...
Darrel 'Jake' W. Courtney (09/11/12)
Darrel "Jake" W. Courtney, 81, Brazil, passed away at home unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2012. Services will be at French Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Randy Dragon officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serving On The Streets, PO Box 783, Brazil, Ind., 47834...
Obituary Notices (09/11/12)
Bonnie L. McCullough, 79, Cloverdale, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. A memorial service will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 6 p.m., at Big Walnut Baptist Church, with Pastor Tim Gillespie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. ...
Darrel 'Jake' W. Courtney (09/09/12)
Darrel "Jake" W. Courtney, 81, Brazil, passed away at home unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2012. Jake was born May 7, 1931, in Brazil, the son of Henry and Irene (Montgomery) Courtney. Jake joined the United States Army in 1949 and served during the Korean War...
Obituary Notices (09/09/12)
Bonnie L. McCullough, 79, Cloverdale, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. A memorial service will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 6 p.m., at Big Walnut Baptist Church, with Pastor Tim Gillespie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. ...
Helen Louise Allender (09/06/12)
Helen Louise Allender, 92, died at the Brown County Health and Living Community on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. She was the oldest of 9, born Nov. 27, 1919, to Roy Harden and Katherine Spurgeon Harden. Helen married Wallace (Sug) Allender on Aug. 15, 1940. She was the wife of an evangelistic minister, a homemaker and a caregiver all her life, touching and caring for a multitude of people...
Barbara Janet Ornduff (09/06/12)
Barbara Janet Ornduff, 39, Brazil, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her residence in Brazil. She was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Kay Wetnight Freese. She is survived by her husband Jimmy, two daughters Maegan Fields and Danielle Ornduff, three grandchildren Colten Grigsby, Cassidy Fields and Jorden Fields, one sister Laura Conder, grandmother Betty Welch, mother-in-law Judith Ornduff, and nephew Luke Kochvar, all of Brazil, father-in-law Robert Ornduff, Sr., West Terre Haute, and other extended family.. ...
David Lee Workman (09/06/12)
David Lee Workman, 73, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at home with his family by his side. He was born July 16, 1939, in Indianapolis, to Warren and Ruth Workman. Dave served his country in the United States Navy and worked as a Supervisor at Allison Transmission...
Robert Wayne Capps (09/05/12)
Robert Wayne Capps, 65, Brazil, died Sept. 4, 2012, at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born March 23, 1947, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Elmer Capps and Clonia Spears Capps. On July 24, 1969, Robert was united in marriage to Evelyn Montgomery Capps...
Virginia M (Gerber) Church (09/05/12)
Virginia M (Gerber) Church, 78, Brazil, went to be with the Lord Sept. 4, 2012, with her family by her side. Virginia was born Oct. 26, 1933, the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Lucas) Gerber. She was a well-known cook that worked at various restaurants in Brazil. She took great pride in making her coconut cream pie...
Melvin C. Crouse (09/05/12)
Melvin C. Crouse, 88, Cloverland, passed away at Union Hospital Sept 4, 2012. He was born in Bowling Green, Ind., March 19, 1924, the son of Harry and Ada Crouse. Following school Melvin worked on building United States 40 for the W.P.A. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 where he served in the European Theatre during D-Day. ...
Obituary Notices (09/04/12)
Edward Eugene 'Smoke' Weis Jr., 55, Brazil, passed away at Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, in Indianapolis, following an apparent heart attack. Services for Edward will be at French Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Bonnie L. McCullough (09/04/12)
Bonnie L. McCullough, 79, Cloverdale, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. A memorial service will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 6 p.m., at Big Walnut Baptist Church, with Pastor Tim Gillespie officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church...
Larry Lee Karn (09/04/12)
Larry Lee Karn, 71, Brazil, passed away at Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, in Indianapolis, Sept. 2, 2012. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, from noon-2 p.m. Services will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Steve Brattain officiating...
Betty 'Joann' Higgins (09/04/12)
Betty "Joann" Higgins, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, at her residence at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis. Services for Joann are 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46260...
Larry Lee Karn (09/03/12)
Larry Lee Karn, 71, Brazil, passed away at Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, in Indianapolis, Sept. 2, 2012. Larry was born in Union City, Ind., Feb. 21, 1941, the son of Francis David Karn and Mary Gower. Larry served his country in the United States Air Force as a mechanic on the B-52. Following active duty, he was medically discharged in 1963...
Betty 'Joann' Higgins (09/03/12)
Betty "Joann" Higgins, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, at her residence at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis. Joann was a faithful wife and loving mother. Having lived through the Great Depression, she understood hardship and hard work. She was employed at the Great A&P Tea Company until it closed...
Bonnie L. McCullough (09/03/12)
Bonnie L. McCullough, 79, Cloverdale, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was born May 8, 1933, in Brazil, to Porter Miller and Merle Rissler Miller. Mrs. McCullough was a member of Big Walnut Church in Reelsville, and had been employed at North Putnam Community Schools in the cafeteria, the Patio in Greencastle and at the DePauw Hub...
Edward Eugene 'Smoke' Weis (09/03/12)
Edward Eugene "Smoke" Weis Jr. 55, Brazil, passed away at Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, in Indianapolis, following an apparent heart attack. Services for Edward will be at French Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jim McMahon officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery...