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Obituaries from January 2013

Donna R. Goda (01/31/13)
Donna R. Goda, 61, Rosedale, passed away at home, Jan. 30, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Terre Haute, Feb. 27, 951, the daughter of Donald and Rose Anna (Bashaw) Bridgewater. Her father passed away following an automobile accident when Donna was 9-months-old...
Melissa Eileen Morlan (01/31/13)
Melissa Eileen Morlan, 49, Terre Haute, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Meadows Manor East Convalescent Center. She was born June 5, 1963, in Brazil, Ind., to Ray Morlan and Norma Hatfield Morlan. Survivors include her sister Marilyn Brackney and her husband Jerry, Brazil, three brothers Charles Edward Kirkpatrick, Danville Ill., Joseph Morlan, Louisville, Ky., and Stephen Morlan and his wife Teri, Terre Haute, as well as several nieces and nephews. ...
Katherine Imogene (Thompson) Harms (01/31/13)
Katherine Imogene (Thompson) Harms, 88, Brazil, joined her beloved husband Otto in heaven at 4:12 p.m., Jan. 29, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bill Brock officiating...
Obituary Notices (01/31/13)
Teresa Ann O'Neal, 53, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Funeral services will take place Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with the Reverends Jim and Kathi Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com...
Anita F. Smith (01/30/13)
Anita F. Smith, 64, Sullivan, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Sullivan County Hospital. Anita was born on June 13, 1948, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Peter and Mildred (Vastine) Rizzo. Anita was a nurse for several years. Her parents preceded Anita in death...
Corporal Robert Gene Archer (01/29/13)
Corporal Robert Gene Archer, 22, Brazil, died while a Prisoner of War serving in North Korea on or about Feb. 28, 1951. He was born March 17, 1931, the son of Alice and George Archer. He attended Meridian Street Elementary School, Brazil High School and later Staunton High School. ...
John W. McFarland (01/29/13)
John W. McFarland, 89, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Asbury Towers. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Elkton, Tenn., he was the son of Henry and Addie (Gowan) McFarland. He was an Army Aircorp veteran having served in WWII and was a technical sargent serving on the Gold Coast of Africa...
Teresa Ann O'Neal (01/29/13)
Teresa Ann O'Neal, 53, Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was born on Jan. 20, 1960, in Greencastle to Robert E. Greene and Kathryn Wittenmyer Greene. Teresa was a 1978 graduate of North Putnam High School, and had been employed at F.B. Distro for 24 years...
Tom Westenhaver Sr. (01/28/13)
Tom Westenhaver Sr., 81, Clay City, passed away at 11:50 p.m., on Jan. 26, 2013, at the ICU Unit at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis following a brief illness. He was born in Worthington, Ind., April 6, 1931, to Thomas and Effie (Nation) Westenhaver. Tom married Barbara Mary Baker on Dec. 7, 1951, in Seattle, Wash., where they lived...
Anita F. Smith (01/28/13)
Anita F. Smith, 64, Sullivan, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Sullivan County Hospital. Anita was born on June 13, 1948, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Peter and Mildred (Vastine) Rizzo. Anita was a nurse for several years. Her parents preceded Anita in death...
Robert Daniel Goodhart (01/28/13)
Robert Daniel Goodhart, 84, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born June 14, 1928, in Danville, Ill., to Amos and Edna Goodhart. Bob served his country in the United States Marine Corp., and worked as an Air Traffic Controller at Hulman Field in Terre Haute...
Stanley Warren Smith (01/28/13)
Stanley Warren Smith, 90, Terre Haute, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Regional Hospital. Stanley was born Aug. 28, 1922, the son of Ira Truman and Ora (Tresner) Smith. Stanley graduated from Brazil High School. Following high school, he enlisted into the United States Army, where he served as a paratrooper...
Robert E. 'Bob,' 'Bones' Carter (01/27/13)
Robert E. "Bob," "Bones" Carter, 80, Brazil, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at 5:55 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born April 27, 1932, in Clay County, the son of Earl and Elizabeth Raybold Carter. Bob graduated from Van Buren High School...
Carol Ann (Craig) Lewzader (01/27/13)
Carol Ann (Craig) Lewzader, 68, Brazil, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at Union Hospital, with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband of 40 years George Donald Lewzader, Brazil, daughter Misty Hayes and husband Jamie, Carbon, her beloved granddaughter Jensen Susanne Hayes, and her favorite dog Shamrock...
Phillip 'Phil' J. Campbell (01/27/13)
Phillip "Phil" J. Campbell, 68, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Brazil, to Harold and Matilda Campbell. Phil graduated in 1962 from Brazil High School and worked for more than 30 years at Jones Tool before retiring from Britt Tool...
Stanley Warren Smith (01/27/13)
Stanley Warren Smith, 90, Terre Haute, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Regional Hospital. Services will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at 1 p.m., at French Funeral Home with visitation prior to service. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2013, issue of The Brazil Times...
Rosella 'Rose' June Stearley (01/27/13)
Rosella "Rose" June Stearley, 72, Brazil, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at home, following a brief battle with cancer. At her request, no services have been scheduled. Cremation was entrusted to Lawson-Miller Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., 47804...
Fannie Faye Martin (01/27/13)
Fannie Faye Martin, 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Southwood Nursing Center, Terre Haute. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Clearview Cemetery, in Brazil. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley...
Obituary Notices (01/27/13)
Robert (Bob) Allan Hardman, 64, Spring Hill, Fla., passed away Jan. 9, 2013. Graveside services will take place Feb. 10, 2013, at 12:30 p.m., at Restlawn Cemetery. Following, a celebration of Bob's life will take place at the V.F.W. Helen J. Harlos, Lebanon, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, of natural causes. Interment will follow at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, Ind...
Fannie Faye Martin (01/25/13)
Fannie Faye Martin, 91, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Southwood Nursing Center, Terre Haute. She was born April 15, 1921, in Parke County, to the late James Thomas and Fannie Catherine Thompson. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Community Missionary Church in Brazil...
Rosella 'Rose' June Stearley (01/25/13)
Rosella "Rose" June Stearley, 72, Brazil, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at home, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Brazil, Dec. 9, 1940, the daughter of Walter and Naomi (Jones) Cox. Rose graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1958...
Mamie Lilan Roach (01/24/13)
Mamie Lilan Roach, 95, died at 7:45 p.m., Monday at Prairie Village. Born Jan. 18, 1918, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Ellen (Howald) Hofmann. Mamie was a 1936 graduate of Sugar Ridge Township High School. During her life, she was a homemaker. Her greatest joy was watching her great-grandsons and visiting with her great-great-grandchildren...
Robert (Bob) Allan Hardman (01/23/13)
Robert (Bob) Allan Hardman, 64, Spring Hill, Fla., passed away Jan. 19, 2013. He was the son of Bob and Marie Hardman, Brazil. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1967. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lou, Florida, sons Douglas and David, Florida, three grandsons and one granddaughter, brothers Walter (Sonja), California, Patrick, Brazil, and Ronald (Edie), Brazil, sisters Helen, Plainfield, and Mary (Bill Cormican), Brazil, many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews...
Herbert Daniel Newport Jr. (01/23/13)
Herbert Daniel Newport Jr., 89, Clay City, passed away Jan. 21, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center with his family by his side. Herbert was born Nov. 27, 1923, the son of Herbert Daniel Newport Sr. and Alice (Burns) Newport in Owen County. Herbert was a truck driver for most of his career where he retired from PFT. He also worked for Harry Lee Grain and John Deere Newberry among many other jobs. He married the love of his life, Vivian Imogene (Stantz) Newport, on Dec. 19, 1943...
Helen J. Harlos (01/22/13)
Helen J. Harlos, Lebanon, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, of natural causes. Helen was born July 31, 1933, in Lebanon, Ind. She was the daughter of the late Isaac Fay and Susanna L. (Grass) Isenhower. On Oct. 9, 1959, in Lebanon, Helen was married to William Dee Harlos. Mr. Harlos passed away Dec. 5, 2001...
Edward 'Ed' D. Jensen (01/21/13)
Edward "Ed" D. Jensen, 65, Brazil, formerly of Wisconsin, passed away Jan. 19, 2013, at the home of his daughter. He was born April 13, 1947, in Anamosa, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Neida Englebart Jensen. He graduated from Anamosa Community High School, class of 1966...
Sammy J. Stedman Sr. (01/21/13)
Sammy J. Stedman Sr., 66, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital Jan. 19, 2013, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Brazil Oct. 9, 1946, the son of John and Ruba "Violet" (Summers) Stedman. He married Judy Dodson July 13, 1966. Sam and Judy lived in Indianapolis for 28 years, where they raised their four children...
Joseph Smerdel Jr. (01/21/13)
Joseph Smerdel Jr., 91, Carbon, formerly of Indianapolis, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. He was born April 24, 1921, in Indianapolis, the son of Joseph Smerdel Sr., and Anna Smerdel. He attended Catholic elementary school and at a young age, enlisted in the United States Navy...
Donald Ray McGranahan (01/21/13)
Donald Ray McGranahan, 74, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Brazil, to Lawrence and Jean McGranahan. Don graduated from Brazil High School in 1958, before serving his country in the United States Army...
Ruth Louise Dellacca (01/21/13)
Ruth Louise Dellacca, 95, Carbon, died Jan. 17, 2013, at her home. She was born in Brazil Sept. 5, 1917, the daughter of Bernie and Louise (Brockmeier) Sawyer). She married Robert Dellacca May 20, 1935. She enjoyed raising her family, crocheting, reading, embroidery and flower gardening...
Lynn Burgess (01/21/13)
Lynn Burgess, 59, Center Point, passed away at her home with her family by her side Jan. 17, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lon Rector officiating...
Obituary Notices (01/21/13)
Don R. Garrison, 81, Brazil, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at 2:10 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. At his request, cremation will take place and ashes buried at Clearview Cemetery with his family. Also, it was his request for no services to take place. Services were entrusted to French Funeral Home. Light at candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com...
Lynn Burgess (01/18/13)
Lynn Burgess, 59, Center Point, passed away at her home with her family by her side Jan. 17, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Ohio on Oct. 4, 1953, the daughter of Meryle and Catherine (Vallely) Buckner. She graduated from high school and married Charles Burgess Sept. 18, 1971. Lynn loved raising her family. She was a hard worker and enjoyed life. Lynn was talented at restoring vehicles, cooking, working jigsaw puzzles and playing euchre...
William 'Bill' Head Sr. (01/17/13)
William "Bill" Head Sr., 90, Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center on Jan. 16, 2013. Bill was born Aug. 1, 1922, the son of Ollie and Mary Alice (Brown) Head. Bill was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Following serving for his country, he was a first class machinist. He also was a bulldozer operator at Amax Coal Mine where he retired. Bill married the love of his life Lenora Jean Powell, who precedes him in death...
Don R. Garrison (01/17/13)
Don R. Garrison, 81, Brazil, passed away Jan. 16, 2013, at 2:10 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 18, 1931, in Jenson, Ky., the son of Ray Garrison and Norma Williams Garrison. Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the military for 25 years, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant...
Harlan Wayne Boyce (01/14/13)
Harlan Wayne Boyce, 81, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Union Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Harlan was born Nov. 10, 1931, in Center Point, to Henry Darlington Boyce and Kathryn Lucas Boyce. Harlan was a veteran of the Korean War...
Ronald W. McLin Sr. (01/16/13)
Ronald W. McLin Sr., 62, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital Jan. 14, 2013, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be at Clearview Cemetery Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ronald's family...
Geraldine Ullery (01/15/13)
Geraldine Ullery, 69, Brazil, passed away Monday Jan. 14, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1943, in Brazil to Clyde Laverne and Marie Fugate Bridgewater. Geraldine graduated from Brazil High School in 1961, and went on to marry her high school sweetheart on Dec. ...
Joe Wayne Yockey (01/14/13)
Joe Wayne Yockey, 54, passed away Jan. 8, 2013. Joe was born in Clay County to the late Jack and Loretta Yockey on July 15, 1958. Joe married his wife Kathy on July 5, 2002. He is survived by his children Joseph, Jennifer and Joni, step-daughters Brandi and Crystal, brothers Carl and Bill, grandchildren Katlyn, Joe, Owen, Jazmine, Kyle, Gracie, Colton, Payton, Callie, Kylee, Shadow and Landon...
Cynthia Sue (Demaree) Stantz (01/13/13)
Cynthia Sue (Demaree) Stantz, 50, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 12, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Cindy was born in Indianapolis, Dec. 7,1962, the daughter of Jerry and Peggy (Sears) Demaree. She graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1981...
Frank Jones Jr. (01/13/13)
Frank Jones Jr., 82, Brazil, passed away Jan. 12, 2013, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a resident there for a short time. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, at the family home in Parke County, the oldest child, born to Frank Jones Sr., and Marie Williams Jones...
Helen Louise (Rooksberry) Collenbaugh (01/13/13)
Helen Louise (Rooksberry) Collenbaugh, 82, Coal City, passed away on Jan. 11, 2013, at Springhill Village Nursing Home with her family by her side. Service will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at noon, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with David Graffe officiating. Burial will follow at Marion National Cemetery in Marion...
Robert 'Robby' Dale Neville II (01/13/13)
Robert "Robby" Dale Neville II, 23, Brazil died Jan. 10, 2013, following an automobile accident. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Brother Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory...
Obituary Notices (01/13/13)
Robert "Bob" Webster, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. A private service will take place at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil, with burial to follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com...
Helen Louise (Rooksberry) Collenbaugh (01/11/13)
Helen Louise (Rooksberry) Collenbaugh, 82, Coal City, passed away on Jan. 11, 2013, at Springhill Village Nursing Home with her family by her side. Helen was born May 13, 1930, in Dugger, the daughter of Elmer and Hallie (Bercaw) Rooksberry. Helen married Wayne Collenbaugh in 1947. ...
Robert 'Robby' Dale Neville II (01/11/13)
Robert "Robby" Dale Neville II, 23, Brazil, died Jan. 10, 2013, following an automobile accident. Robby was born in Clay County, Nov. 30, 1989, the son of Robert and Leslie Neville. Robby graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2008 and had been working at Coneqtec as a lathe operator...
Norma Jayne Bagal (01/11/13)
Norma Jayne Bagal, 82, Brazil, passed away at her home Wed., January 9, 2013. Jayne, as she was known to family and friends, was born in Clay County, Dec. 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Claude and Lillie Mae (Martin) Walker. Jayne graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1950...
Robert 'Bob' Webster (01/10/13)
Robert "Bob" Webster, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Paoli, Ind., to John and Louella Webster. Bob served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict...
Pauleda Jean York (01/10/13)
Pauleda Jean York, 69, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home. A private service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, 2843 E. Grand River #230, East Lansing, Mich., 48823...
Obituary Notices (01/10/13)
Roy E. Hardesty, 86, Spencer, passed away at his residence Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Funeral services took place at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home. Pastor John Barker officiated. Burial followed at Beech Cemetery where military graveside services were conducted by the Spencer V.F.W. and American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Owen County Christian Men's Fellowship or Gideon's...
Phyllis M. Hadley (01/08/13)
Phyllis M. Hadley, 77, Cloverdale, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. She was born in Anderson, Ind., April 26, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Stella (Brown) Perry. She was married March 19, 1955, to Wilbur B. "Bill" Hadley, and he preceded her in death Nov. 12, 2005, after 50 golden years of marriage...
Roy E. Hardesty (01/08/13)
Roy E. Hardesty, 86, Spencer, passed away at his residence Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. He was born in Carbon, to Roy E. and Blanche Hardesty Sept. 13, 1926. Funeral services took place at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home...
Doris E. Swift (01/08/13)
Doris E. Swift, 76, Allegan, Mich., formerly of Terre Haute, passed away in Terre Haute, following a brief illness surrounded by her family. According to her wishes, cremation will take place and no services will take place. French Funeral Home assisted with arrangements...
Doris E. Swift (01/06/13)
Doris E. Swift, 76, Allegan, Mich., formerly of Terre Haute, passed away in Terre Haute, following a brief illness surrounded by her family. She was born June 14, 1936, in Brazil, the daughter of Jerry and Mildred Langley Wright. She attended Brazil High School...
Opal M. Grigsby (01/06/13)
Opal M. Grigsby, 83, Brazil, passed away Jan. 3, 2013, at home with her family by her side following a lengthy illness. Services will be at French Funeral Home, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 3 p.m., with Brad Staley officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery...
Opal M. Grigsby (01/04/13)
Opal M. Grigsby, 83, Brazil, passed away Jan. 3, 2013, at home with her family by her side following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 4, 1929, the daughter of John and Viola "Ollie" (Lanham) Bemis. Opal married Clyde Grigsby Sr., Feb. 21, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1989. Opal worked at Mallory's in Greencastle for 26 years before retiring in 1991...
Linda C. Beck (01/03/13)
Linda C. Beck, 74, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Dec. 24, 2012. Graveside services will be at Calcutta Cemetery Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Ind., 46278...
Obituary Notices (01/03/13)
Victor Yocom, 62, Brazil, passed away December 30, 2012, at Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Service will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Price officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. ...
Victor Yocom (01/02/13)
Victor Yocom, 62, Brazil, passed away December 30, 2012, at Regional Hospital with his family by his side. Vic was born Nov. 24, 1950, the son of David and Rachel (Parr) Yocom. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1969. Following high school, he married the love of his life, Linda Rittinghouse in May of 1969. Vic worked at Alcan for many years, and then worked at Putnamville Correctional Facility, where he retired...
Linda C. Beck (01/02/13)
Linda C. Beck, 74, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Dec. 24, 2012. She was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Carbon, Ind., the daughter of Claude and Georgia (Champer) Clark. Linda graduated from Van Buren High School and worked for many years at Ivy Hill, retiring due to medical issues...
Marilyn Ann Lile (01/01/13)
Marilyn Ann Lile, 67, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Brookside Haven Nursing Home Muncie, Ind. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com.