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Obituaries from February 2013

Kathleen Marie Sanders (Clark) (02/28/13)
Kathleen Marie Sanders (Clark), 50, Brazil, died Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence after a two-year battle with cancer. Ms. Sanders was born April 17, 1962, the daughter of John K. and Christine E. (Killion) Clark. Kathleen was a registered nurse employed with the Indiana University Medical Center Emergency Room...
Patricia Lee (Larkin) Enlow (02/26/13)
Patricia Lee (Larkin) Enlow, 74, Reelsville, passed away on Feb. 24, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center. Patricia was born Aug. 25, 1938, the daughter of the late Doyle and Ethal (Lamb) Larkin. She was a member of the Reelsville High School graduating class of 1956. Patricia married the love of her life Kirby Garfield Enlow on Feb. 22, 1957; they just celebrated 56 years of marriage...
William 'Bill' Ross Sonnefield Sr. (02/25/13)
William "Bill" Ross Sonnefield Sr., 84, lifetime resident of Clay County, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis, following a brief illness. Arrangements are pending with French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
Dorothy M. (Cox) Mosher (02/24/13)
Dorothy M. (Cox) Mosher, 85, Concordia, died Thurs., Feb. 21, 2013 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home with Dr. Rex Fuller officiating. Burial will follow the services at Hollis Cemetery, Hollis...
Merle Dale Crafton (02/24/13)
Merle Dale Crafton, 98, Center Point, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at the Moore Funeral Home in Brazil with burial to follow at Brown Cemetery in Center Point. Services will be officiated by Myron James...
Mary Bussart (02/24/13)
Mary Bussart, 102, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born April 27, 1910, in Cloverland, Ind., to George Emory and Anna Weaver Englehart. Mary was a 1928 Staunton High School graduate and was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Ralph Bussart and her brother Albert Englehart...
Dorothy M. (Cox) Mosher (02/22/13)
Dorothy M. (Cox) Mosher, 85, Concordia, Ks., died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. She was born on Sept. 20, 1927, in Brazil, Ind., to Russell and Violet (Craig) Cox. Dorothy moved to Concordia shortly before she married Fred. E. Mosher on June 13, 1948, in Concordia. Dorothy was a dietary aid at St. Joseph Hospital for 20 years and a farm wife in the Hollis area...
Merle Dale Crafton (02/21/13)
Merle Dale Crafton, 98, Center Point, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born July 14, 1914, in Center Point, to Terrie and Vinnie Crafton. Merle retired from the Penn-Central Railroad and enjoyed farming. He served his country in the United States Army in the Signal Corp during World War II. Merle was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 972 and a 32nd Degree Mason...
Delilla S. Brown (02/21/13)
Delilla S. Brown, 69, Clay County, passed away, Feb. 20, 2013, at Union Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born July 30, 1943, in Clay County, the daughter of Richard and Ernestine (Moon) Boyce. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1961 and graduated from Indiana Central College in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in education. ...
Mary K. Muncie (02/20/13)
Mary K. Muncie, 93, Brazil, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was born July 9, 1919, in Clay County to Andrew and Beatrice Wright. Mary loved spending time with her family, enjoyed cooking and working in various restaurants throughout the community...
Donald Dwayne Croy (02/18/13)
Donald Dwayne Croy, 71, Brazil, passed away Feb. 17, 2013, at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Brazil, the son of the late Gene and Blanch (Nevins) Croy. Don worked for more than 40 years as a self-contractor of interior/exterior painting and staining...
Obituary Notices (02/18/13)
Chad E. Gehle, 27, Brazil, died following a tragic automobile accident Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Muncie, Ind. Services will take place Tuesday at Christ Community Church at 1 p.m., with Pastor Rich Laskowski officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m., also at Christ Community Church. Donations may be made in his honor to the church. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com...
Beverly Sue Birk (02/18/13)
Beverly Sue Birk, 75, Vevay, Ind., passed away at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Crawfordsville, March 12, 1937, the daughter of the late Mildred (Havercamp) and Otis Todd. On June 27, 1958, she married Bernard Burk, who survives her...
Debra Lynn Barnett Fulk (02/17/13)
Debra Lynn Barnett Fulk Debra Lynn Barnett Fulk, "Debbie," 53, Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, unexpectedly at her residence. Debbie was born May 13, 1959, to Willis G. Barnett, "Bud," and Nancy S. Barnett. Debbie owned and operated a home day care, Care-a-lot Corner, for more than 28 years...
Arthur W. 'Sonny' Tallman Jr. (02/18/13)
Arthur W. "Sonny" Tallman Jr., 69, went home to be with Jesus Feb. 17, 2013, at 7:45 a.m., in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Tallman Sr., and Beutha Tallman Jenkins, and sisters Edith Pugh and Sharon Francis...
Doris Louise Linton (02/18/13)
Doris Louise Linton, 92, Brazil, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was born in Brazil, Oct. 8, 1920, the daughter of Carl and Violet (Erwin) Tiefel. She graduated from Staunton High School in 1939. She married Arthur "Art" W. Linton July 24, 1943. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage...
Betty Jane Spicka (02/18/13)
Betty Jane Spicka, 89, Little Rock, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., to William Henry Kinsley and Jenny (Korbmaker) Kinsley. Betty is survived by her children Cheryl (Jerry) Weidner, Little Rock, Ark., Michael Spicka (Patty), Ravenna, Ohio, Cathy Fry, Suzi Brown (Jim), Brazil, Christie Kruml (Daniel), Williamsburg, Va., Frank Spicka, Omaha, Neb., and Tricia Butts (Mark), Brazil, sister Joan F. ...
Barbara Richard (02/17/13)
Barbara Richard, 59, Saline City, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care Feb. 9, 2013, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Clay County April 13, 1953, the daughter of Herbert "Pud" and Marie "Kellem" Funkhouser. She graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1971...
Rita Dee Sibbitt (02/17/13)
Rita Dee Sibbitt, 73, Carbon, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at her residence. Born Nov. 25, 1939, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Noble and Margaret (Channey) Robinson. She attended Fillmore schools, where she had been a cheerleader. She married Robert "Bob" Sibbitt, who survives...
Gary Thomas Johnson, Sr. (02/15/13)
Gary Thomas Johnson, Sr., 75, Martinsville, passed away at 11:24 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Indianapolis. He was born on Friday, July 30, 1937, in Brazil, Ind., to the late Thomas O. and Pauline (Gerber) Johnson...
Crystal A. Stearley (02/15/13)
Crystal A. Stearley, 44, Brazil, passed away Feb. 14, 2013, at 11:28 a.m., at Union Hospital with her family by her side. She battled diabetes since she was a teen. She was born Jan. 16, 1969, to Norman W. Stearley and Janet Newport Stearley. She attended Brazil High School and worked in the past for the Brazil Times...
George Starr (02/15/13)
George Starr, 72, New Ross, Ind., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 21, 1940, in West Terre Haute, the son of the late Bert and Wilma Reaherman Starr. In addition to his wife Jeanette (McLin) Starr, who he was married to for 54 years, he is survived by his sons James (Lori) Starr, Brazil, and Darren (Shelly) Starr, Greencastle, daughter Cynthia (Ed) Roe, New Ross, brothers Gene Starr, Bill Starr, Marion Starr, Allen Starr, John Starr and Gary Starr, sisters Beth Gilmer, Christine Sonnenberg, Cathy Hargis and Nelda Medley, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Donna Jean Ringo (02/13/13)
Donna Jean Ringo, 71, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital, Feb. 13, 2013, following an extended illness. Donna was born in Clay County, Sept. 6, 1941, the daughter of Glenn and Helen (Romas) Kumpf. She graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1959...
Skyla Spurr (02/13/13)
Skyla Summer Spurr, Crawfordsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 11. She was six months old. Skyla was born Aug. 10, 2012, in Lebanon. She was the daughter of Jason and Jessica Carter Spurr. Survivors include her parents Jason and Jessica Spurr, Crawfordsville, sisters Nichole and Erika Spurr, Crawfordsville, maternal grandparents James J. ...
Chad E. Gehle (02/13/13)
Chad E. Gehle, 27, Brazil, died following a tragic automobile accident Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Muncie, Ind. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died. His brother was also in the accident and is currently in the hospital in Muncie...
Henrietta A. McAninch Hamilton (02/12/13)
Henrietta A. McAninch Hamilton, 88, Brazil, died Feb. 12, 2013, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Marion County, the daughter of Albert Fendley and Flora Henchen Fendley. As a young lady, she married Harvey E. McAninch Sr., in 1941, and together, they raised their six children...
Bernard 'Hardy' White (02/12/13)
Bernard "Hardy" White, 88, Coal City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Hardy was born April 30, 1924, the son of John and Dolly (Reagan) White, in Coal City. He graduated from Coal City High School in 1943, and married Louada Lee Horn March 30, 1953...
Malcolm (Mick) Bryant (02/12/13)
Malcolm W. Bryant, 88, Scott, La., passed away Feb. 3, 2013, in Lafayette, La. He was born April 28, 1924, to Samuel and Goldie Bryant. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater. He worked in the 1950s and 1960s as a Studebaker Mechanic for Phyne Motors in Brazil, and as a wrecker owner-operator in Baton Rouge, La...
Ruth Ann Svihla (02/12/13)
Ruth Ann Svihla, 15-months-old, died Jan. 30, 2013. Ruth was known for her gorgeous brown eyes, wide smile, social graces and stubbornness. She and her family thank you for all your thoughts, wishes and support. She will be greatly missed. Ruthie is survived by her parents Ryan and Rita Svihla, Houston, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, and also by a very special aunt "Oba" -- MaryBeth DeLeon, who put her life on hold to help in the daily care and nurturing of Ruthie; godparents Richard and Allyson Hamlin and son Hudson, San Antonio, paternal grandmother Doreen Ann (Svihla) Jones, Terre Haute and Clay County, paternal great-grandparents Charles and Frances Svihla and great-great-aunt Mary E.Wright, all of Terre Haute, maternal grandparents Anthony and Cecilia DeLeon and son Matthew DeLeon, Caldwell, Texas, as well as their daughter Sarah DeLeon, Austin, Texas, and numerous extended family members.. ...
Kathleen 'Kathy' E. Willyard (02/12/13)
Kathleen "Kathy" E. Willyard, 63, Brazil, formerly of Jasonville, died unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in the emergency room. Services will take place Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lebanon Cemetery, Midland, Ind...
Obituary Notices (02/12/13)
Doris C. Loughmiller, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil, with burial to follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Humane Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com...
Bernard 'Hardy' White (02/11/13)
Bernard "Hardy" White, 88, Coal City, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Hardy was born April 30, 1924, the son of John and Dolly (Reagan) White, in Coal City. He graduated from Coal City High School in 1943, and married Louada Lee Horn March 30, 1953...
Malcolm (Mick) Bryant (02/11/13)
Malcolm W. Bryant, 88, Scott, La., passed away Feb. 3, 2013, in Lafayette, La. He was born April 28, 1924, to Samuel and Goldie Bryant. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater. He worked in the 1950s and 1960s as a Studebaker Mechanic for Phyne Motors in Brazil, and as a wrecker owner-operator in Baton Rouge, La...
Ruth Ann Svihla (02/11/13)
Ruth Ann Svihla, 15-months-old, died Jan. 30, 2013. Ruth was known for her gorgeous brown eyes, wide smile, social graces and stubbornness. She and her family thank you for all your thoughts, wishes and support. She will be greatly missed. Ruthie is survived by her parents Ryan and Rita Svihla, Houston, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, and also by a very special aunt "Oba" -- MaryBeth DeLeon, who put her life on hold to help in the daily care and nurturing of Ruthie; godparents Richard and Allyson Hamlin and son Hudson, San Antonio, paternal grandmother Doreen Ann (Svihla) Jones, Terre Haute and Clay County, paternal great-grandparents Charles and Frances Svihla and great-great-aunt Mary E.Wright, all of Terre Haute, maternal grandparents Anthony and Cecilia DeLeon and son Matthew DeLeon, Caldwell, Texas, as well as their daughter Sarah DeLeon, Austin, Texas, and numerous extended family members.. ...
Kathleen 'Kathy' E. Willyard (02/10/13)
Kathleen "Kathy" E. Willyard, 63, Brazil, formerly of Jasonville, died unexpectedly Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in the emergency room. She was born June 17, 1949, in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Harold Webster and Ester Stites Webster...
Doris C. Loughmiller (02/10/13)
Doris C. Loughmiller, 88, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Brazil, to George and Mary Hoch Chamberlain, and was a 1943 Van Buren High School graduate. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis Loughmiller, brothers Joe, Harold, Earl and Chris Chamberlain, and sisters Lucille Corbin and Thelma Kumpf...
Densford 'PeeWee' Leon Morris (02/10/13)
Densford "PeeWee" Leon Morris, 89, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Densford was born May 4, 1923, to Verner and Lena Morris. He was a member of Forrest Avenue Methodist Church, and worked as a clay worker for Logan Clay...
Bernard Hardy White (02/10/13)
Bernard Hardy White, 88, Coal City, passed away at Union Hospital Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Services are pending at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home.
John M. Raab (02/10/13)
John M. Raab, 74, rural Clay County, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Feb. 7, 2013, following a brief illness. Memorial Services will be at Croy's Creek Congregational Church, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, Monday, from 4-8 p.m., and again at the church on Tuesday, from 10 a.m., until time of services...
John M. Raab (02/08/13)
John M. Raab, 74, rural Clay County, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Feb. 7, 2013, following a brief illness. He was born in Clay County Dec. 6, 1938, the son of Ralph and Olive (Baumunk) Raab. John graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1957. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served for three years before being honorably discharged in 1960...
Martha Lou Hasler (02/07/13)
Martha Lou Hasler, 85, Clay City, was called home to Glory, Feb. 7, 2013, at Union Hospital following complications of a stroke. She was born in Champagne County, Ill., Sept. 27, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Jennie (Bond) Greenwood. In her youth, she attended Merom Elementary school in Merom, Ind. ...
Helen Mae Chezem (02/07/13)
Helen Mae Chezem, 94, Brazil, passed away Feb. 6, 2013, at Cloverleaf Nursing Home. Helen was born Feb. 19, 1918, to George and Hazel (Proud) Phillips. She attended Brazil schools, but graduated from Van Buren High School in 1936. After two yeas at Indiana State, she began teaching in a one-room school in Dick Johnson Township...
Norma Jean Galbraith (02/05/13)
Norma Jean Galbraith, 86, Brazil, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Cloverleaf Nursing Center, Knightsville. She was born in Cloverland, Ind., Sept. 3, 1926, to Jess and Flora Redifer. After graduating from Staunton High School, Norma worked at Quaker Maid until marriage in 1947...
Monte D. Edwards (02/05/13)
Monte D. Edwards, 64, Brazil, passed away in his home with family by his side Feb. 2, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. A memorial service will take place at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 6. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., with the memorial service starting immediately after...
Russell E. Williams (02/05/13)
Russell E. Williams, 67, Reelsville, passed away Feb. 1, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral services will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Corporal Robert Gene Archer (02/05/13)
Corporal Robert Gene Archer, 19, Brazil, died while a Prisoner of War serving in North Korea on or about Feb. 28, 1951. Services for Corporal Robert Gene Archer will be at French Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Chuck McMichael officiating...
James F. (Jim) Jenkins (02/04/13)
James F. (Jim) Jenkins, 89, Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, surrounded by the loving angel aides at Canon Inn. He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Brazil, to Joe Jenkins and Zola Seward Jenkins. He was the owner of Jenkins Poultry and Egg Market, which was started by his parents, from 1948, until he retired in 1969...
Russell E. Williams (02/03/13)
Russell E. Williams, 67, Reelsville, passed away Feb. 1, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 2, 1945, in Greencastle, and was the son of the late Dennis Franklin "Frank" and Edith W. (Russell) Williams. He is survived by his children Beth Lavender and husband Eugene, Reelsville, Cindy Jaenicke and husband Dan, Kokomo, Russell D. ...
Monte D. Edwards (02/03/13)
Monte D. Edwards, 64, Brazil, passed away in his home with family by his side Feb. 2, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 19, 1948, to Ernest Edwards and Betty Baldwin Edwards. Monte graduated from Mitchell High School (Mitchell, Ind.), in 1966...
Corporal Robert Gene Archer (02/03/13)
Corporal Robert Gene Archer, 19, Brazil, died while a Prisoner of War serving in North Korea on or about Feb. 28, 1951. His remains were not recovered at the time of his death. Nearly 62 years after his death, Corporal Archer will be returned to his home town Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013...
Obituary Notices (02/03/13)
Melissa Eileen Morlan, 49, Terre Haute, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Meadows Manor East Convalescent Center. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., Terre Haute, with Pastor Rick Swan officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery...
John A. Detzel (02/01/13)
John A. Detzel, 88, Terre Haute, formerly Brazil, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 24, 1924, to Clyde and Aretha Latham Detzel. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1942. John served in the U.S. Army Military Police Unit seeing combat in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and also in Belgium before his final overseas assignment at the Nuremburg Trials in Germany. He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant...