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Obituaries from December 2012

Marilyn Ann Lile (12/30/12)
Marilyn Ann Lile, 67, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Brookside Haven Nursing Home, Muncie, Ind. She was born March 23, 1945, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to Benny Walker and Alice Wagner Pruitt. Survivors include her son Jerry (Belinda) Lile, daughter Tonya Lile, and grandchildren Terril S. Mallery, Donald A. Mallery, George Brandon Batchelor, Eddis James Eugene Lile and Jerry Franklin Lile Jr...
Obituary Notices (12/30/12)
Charlotte B. Gilbert, 88, Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. A private service will take place at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Ind., 46278. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her remembrance...
Robert "Barney" Lee Wells (12/27/12)
Robert 'Barney' Lee Wells, 87, Centerpoint, passed away Dec. 26, 2012. He was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Brazil, the son of Bert and Jesse (Deal) Wells. He attended Brazil High School. Barney served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He served on the USS LST 292, and was a part of the Normandy Invasion. In 1948 he married Dorothy Jean McMichael who survives him...
Terry A. Blila (12/27/12)
Terry A. Blila, 70, Brazil, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. He was born Feb. 8, 1942, in Erie, Penn., the son of Carl and Elba (Armstrong) Blila. Terry served in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot for 21 years before being honorably discharged in 1985. Following his military service, he flew for America West Airlines, retiring in 2002. Terry was currently employed as an Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration...
Joan A. Lucas Brown Estes Martin (12/27/12)
Joan A. Lucas Brown Estes Martin, 78, Brazil, formerly of West Terre Haute, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, at the Exceptional Living Center. She had been a resident there since April due to Alzheimer's disease. Joan was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., the daughter of Claude and Miriam Bennett Lucas. ...
Charlotte B. Gilbert (12/27/12)
Charlotte B. Gilbert, 88, Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Brazil, the daughter of Glen and Myrtle (Jameson) Dean. Following graduation from Brazil High School, she went to business school and was secretary for Pfizer's...
Dorothy Eloise Rader (12/27/12)
Dorothy Eloise Rader, 89, Brazil, passed away on Dec. 25, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was born Sept. 4, 1923, the daughter of James Hovey and Ferrie (Redwine) Wilson. She graduated from Carmel High School. ...
Mildred Louise Coleman (12/23/12)
Mildred Louise Coleman, 88, Harmony, passed away Dec. 22, 2012, following a brief illness. Mildred was born in Parke County April 12, 1924, the daughter of Roy and Ora (Combs) Powell. Her adventurousness led her to become quite self-sufficient at an early age...
William R. 'Billy' Wolverton (12/23/12)
William R. "Billy" Wolverton, 69, Tuscola, Ill., formerly of Brazil, Ind., passed away at 11:17 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his residence. Graveside Services will take place at noon Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, with military graveside rites accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to the family may be sent via hilligossshraderfh.com...
Obituary Notices (12/23/12)
Mose E. Marks, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Graveside services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Calcutta Cemetery in Brazil. Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com...
William R. 'Billy' Wolverton (12/21/12)
William R. "Billy" Wolverton, 69, Tuscola, Ill., formerly of Brazil, Ind., passed away at 11:17 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his residence. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL. Masonic Services will take place at 6 p.m., on Sunday at the funeral home...
Ava Marie Claire Lawson (12/19/12)
Ava Marie Claire Lawson, infant daughter of Cliff and Cayla Yockey Lawson, passed away at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. She is survived by her parents, her grandparents Kent Lawson and Nancy Powers, Molly and Gary McKenzie and William and Beth Yockey...
James 'Bibbs' R. Guinther (12/18/12)
James "Bibbs" R. Guinther, 70, Staunton, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Canton, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1942, the son of Richard and Edith (Buch) Guinther. His family moved to Clay County, Ind., in the late 50s where he and his father found work at Arketex Clay Plant. ...
Richard 'Dick' N. Pierce (12/18/12)
Richard "Dick" N. Pierce, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Dick was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Brazil, Ind., to Earl and Bessie Pierce. He served his country in the Untied States Army and spent most of his life working as a machinist. Dick enjoyed fishing, reading and yard work. He is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters...
Robert Joe Lints (12/17/12)
Robert Joe Lints, 76, Brazil, passed away Dec. 16, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, with his family by his side. Robert was born March 3, 1936, the son of Tillman and Ida Mae (Moore) Lints. He attended Bowling Green School. Robert was a grain farmer, factory worker, retiring from Bemis...
Janice Mae (Haughee) Haskett (12/16/12)
Janice Mae (Haughee) Haskett, 71, Terre Haute, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Dec. 15, 2012, following a brief illness. She was born March 20, 1941, in Carbon, the daughter of Alexander and Anna (Cassiday) Haughee. Janice graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1960...
Ruby Eloise Pleake (12/16/12)
Ruby Eloise Pleake, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Belle Union, passed away Dec. 14, 2012, in Greencastle. She was born July 21, 1923, in Putnam County, and was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Janie Alvora (Blue) McCammack. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church at Belle Union...
Obituary Notices (12/16/12)
John L. Williams, 82, Brazil, passed away Dec. 13, 2012 at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility following a brief illness. Services will take place Monday at 11 a.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastors Barry Corder and Chris Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. ...
William Huber Jr. (12/14/12)
William Huber Jr., 88, Sellersburg, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 6, in Sellersburg. He was born May 8, 1924, in Huey, Ill., to William Sr., and Freida (Wagner) Huber, where his father was a traveling highway construction worker. The Huber family moved to Brazil in 1936...
Jeanne A. Driscoll (12/14/12)
Jeanne A. (Lund) Driscoll, 78, Lake Station, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home. She was born April 25, 1933, to the late Noid and Lela Lund in Chicago, Ill. Jeanne spent her life taking care of her family. She was a member of St Francis Xavier, Ladies Sodality of St Francis Xavier, part of the Prayer Group at Our Lady of Sorrows, past den mother for eight years for the Boy Scouts Pack 20 and past Girl Scout leader for 20 years. ...
Laveda Juanita Krider (12/13/12)
Laveda Juanita Krider Laveda Juanita Krider, on Dec. 12, 2012 went to meet her Lord Jesus in Heaven. Laveda was born on April 18, 1917, the sixth of a family of 12, to Clara (Morlan) and Alva Hayes. She graduated from VanBuren High School, Class of 1935. On April 18, 1936, she married George Krider and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together. Judy, their baby girl, was born to them in 1943. Judy was their love and joy and made their family complete...
Tiffany Ann Crabb (12/12/12)
Tiffany Ann Crabb, 32, Terre Haute, passed away on Dec. 11, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born on June 25, 1980, to Tracy and Kelly (Kenworthy) Crabb in Terre Haute. Her father preceded her in death. She attended New Covenenant Fellowship Church, was actively involved at Happiness Bag and had received numerous medals and awards from her involvement with Special Olympics...
Gary Lee King (12/12/12)
A man dear to our hearts, Gary Lee King, born April 3, 1949, in Greencastle, passed away Dec. 7, 2012, in his residence with his loving wife Peggy Jean (Rumley) King by his side. Gary was preceded in death by his mother Ruby (Hill) King and his father Oscar King...
Margaret M. McCullough (12/12/12)
Margaret M. McCullough, 81, Perrysburg, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. She was born July 24, 1931, in Brazil, to Leo and Veronica (Bussing) Brunette. On Nov. 25, 1954, she married Orin R. McCullough in Annunciation Catholic Church, Brazil, and he survives...
John David Archer (12/11/12)
John David Archer, 66, Terre Haute, currently of Danville, Ill., passed away Dec. 8, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital, Danville, Ill., following a lengthy illness. He was born in Terre Haute, Dec. 3, 1946, the son of John and Mae (Davis) Archer. He graduated from Brazil High School and served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy...
Martha P. Fletcher (12/11/12)
Martha P. Fletcher, 92, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at home after a period of declining health. She was born May 14, 1920, in Camden, Ill., to LuLu and Orren Gillenwater. Martha married Harry Fletcher, and they remained together until his death on Nov. 4, 1980. While her husband was serving active duty in WWII, Martha volunteered to work his position with the Pennsylvania Railroad...
Gary Lee King Sr. (12/11/12)
Gary Lee King Sr., 63, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home...
John David Archer (12/10/12)
John David Archer, 66, Terre Haute, currently of Danville, Ill., passed away Dec. 8, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital, Danville, Ill., following a lengthy illness. He was born in Terre Haute, Dec. 3, 1946, the son of John and Mae (Davis) Archer. He graduated from Brazil High School and served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy...
Charlotte A. Lucas (12/09/12)
Charlotte A. Lucas, 85, passed peacefully Dec. 7, 2012. Charlotte was born in Brazil, Aug. 27, 1927. She was the younger of two children born to Howard and Helen (Conner) Lucas. Her older brother, Bill "Billy" Lucas preceded her in death. Prior to her teens, Charlotte's family moved to Indianapolis where her father found an employment opportunity during the late 1930s...
Katherine Elizabeth Davis (12/07/12)
Katherine Elizabeth Davis passed away Dec. 6, 2012, in Boulder, Colo. Katherine was born March 6, 1919, in Brazil, Ind. She was the youngest of five children of Maud and George Davis. She was a surprise gift to her parents who doted on her. Her father was an apple grower, and Davis Orchards was known throughout the county. Her mother was a marvelous cook and seamstress and delighted in making dresses for her beautiful daughter...
Johnny Ray Petrowski (12/04/12)
Johnny Ray Petrowski, 62, Clay City, passed away in his home Dec. 3, 2012, at 5:30 a.m., with his loving family by his side. He was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Terre Haute, the son of John Stanley Petrowski and Doris Evelyn Nicoson Petrowski. He graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1968...
Michael S. Batchelor (12/04/12)
Michael S. Batchelor, 56, Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 7:45 a.m., in Royal Oaks. He was born March 13, 1956, in Parke County to John A. Batchelor and Mary Braden Batchelor. He enjoyed NASCAR and wood cutting. He was a bartender and formerly worked at Bedwell Tire, Sans Trucking and L&L Construction...
Charles 'Chuck' Lewis Kraft III (12/03/12)
Charles "Chuck" Lewis Kraft III, 63, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born July 6, 1949, in Louisville, Ky., to Charles and Vivian Kraft. He graduated from White High School before serving his country in the United States Air Force...
D. Bettsene Detzel (12/04/12)
D. Bettsene Detzel, 89, Brazil, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 4 p.m., with Jeff Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. However, at her request, there will be no graveside services...
Obituary Notices (12/04/12)
Ethel Catherine "Catie" Drake, 77, Santa Maria, Calif., died Nov. 25, 2012, at her residence with her family beside her. There will be no visitation or services. At her request, cremation will take place. Arrangements are being handled by Magner Mahoney Funeral Home, Santa Maria, Calif. Donations may be made to Central Coast Hospice at www.centralcoasthospice.com, or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org...
D. Bettsene Detzel (12/02/12)
D. Bettsene Detzel, 89, Brazil, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. Bettsene was born March 12, 1923, in Brazil, the daughter of Bert Barrick and Elizabeth (Routt) Barrick Anderson. Bettsene was a member of the Brazil High School class of 1941...
Philip Reinoehl (12/02/12)
Philip Reinoehl, 87, Brazil, passed away on Nov. 30, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Service will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Minister Rick Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery...
Obituary Notices (12/02/12)
Ethel Catherine "Catie" Drake, 77, Santa Maria, Calif., died Nov. 25, 2012, at her residence with her family beside her. There will be no visitation or services. At her request, cremation will take place. Arrangements are being handled by Magner Mahoney Funeral Home, Santa Maria, Calif. Conations may be made to Central Coast Hospice at www.centralcoasthospice.com, or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org...