Thomas Whitmarsh, 71, of Harmony, died 3 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2004, in Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He had been in failing health and had undergone heart surgery five years ago.
He was born in Harmony on May 10, 1933. His parents were Charles Whitmarsh and Irene Shaffer Whitmarsh. He was a graduate of Van Buren High School.
At age 18 he began working as a machine operator at Allison's in Indianapolis, and retired after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, and finishing.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served overseas in Germany.
Surviving are his wife, Caroyln Moser Whitmarsh, whom he married on Dec. 1, 1955; one son and his wife, Thomas J. and Connie Whitmarsh, of Harmony; one daughter and her husband, Linda Lea and Michael Nicosin, Brazil; one brother and his wife, Bob and Wanda Whitmarsh, of Harmony; six grandsons, Shawn, Travis, Austin, and Caleb Nicosin, Joshua Thomas Whitmarsh and Rick Haughee, all of the Brazil area; three granddaughters, Amy Nicole Whitmarsh and Michelle Broten, both of this area, and Francie Duke, of Indianapolis; two great-grandaughters, Grace Nicosin and Savannah Archer, of this area; one great-grandson, Zebediah Duke, of Indianapolis; his mother-in-law, Irene Trench, of West Terre Haute; and a niece, Mickey Woodrow, of California.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Miller Memorial Chapel. Pastor Tom Roeschlein, assisted by Mr. Whitmarsh's son and son-in-law, will officiate, and internment will be in clearview cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.