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Donald Ray Leohr

Donald Ray Leohr

September 22, 1942 - January 10, 2022

 

Donald Ray Leohr, 79, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 10, 2022.


Don was born in Clay City, IN. on September 22, 1942, the son of Raymond G. Leohr and Maletta (Roush) Leohr. Don married Deanne Gettle on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1967.


Don graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1960 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. He was a 33-year employee of First Bank and Trust and retired as Senior Vice President. After retirement, he worked for Clay Community Schools.


Don was a member of the Indiana National Guard as well as a founding member of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department. While a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ, Don served in many capacities including elder, deacon, and trustee. He was an avid traveler and proudly achieved his goal of visiting all fifty states. Don also had a passion for trains and spent time visiting museums and train attractions as well as building and collecting model trains. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, attending activities with his granddaughter, and spending time with his beloved boxer Destiny.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Maletta Leohr.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years Deanne Leohr, sons Douglas Leohr and wife Amy, David Leohr and wife Christy and granddaughter Keira Leohr.


Visitation will be at French Funeral Home 421 E National Ave, Brazil IN 47834 on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM with Jason DEan officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Clay Youth Food Program C/O Clay County YMCA 225 East Kruzan St. Brazil, Indiana or The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department 1930 East County Road 600 North Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Richard A. "Tony" Hilbert

Richard A. "Tony" Hilbert

November 5, 1985 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 36)

 

Richard A. “Tony” Hilbert age 36 of Cloverdale passed away January 11, 2022.

He was born November 5th, 1985 to Richard “Rick” and Barbara (Caudill) Hilbert and they survive.

Tony is also survived by his significant other Angel Frederick; children Peyton Hilbert and Paisley Hilbert; nephew Jesse Hilbert; niece Chyanne Hilbert.

He is preceded in death by his brother Jeremie Allan Hilbert.

Funeral services for Tony will be held at 12:00 pm Saturday January 15th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time of 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Doe Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

Ruth E. Reynolds

Ruth E. Reynolds

April 30, 1938 - January 9, 2022

 

Ruth E. Reynolds, 83 of Brazil, passed away January 9, 2022, at 11:56am at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. She was born April 30, 1938, in Clay County, the daughter of John Fulk, Sr. and Hester Lints Fulk. She attended Ashboro High School.
August 8, 1956, Ruth was united in marriage to Joseph J. Reynolds, Sr. He preceded her in death in 1999. She worked for many years for Glas-Col, Lab Supplies.
Ruth enjoyed crocheting, knitting, embroidery work and crafting. She also like to do puzzles and watching old western shows. Some of her favorite time was spent traveling with family to the western United States and to the beaches in Florida. She and her husband were “snowbirds” for several years for winters in Florida.
Survivors include her children Ann Reynolds and Valerie Rost (Troy Pierce); grandchildren, Lindsey Barr (Garrett), Michael Rost, Brandon Rost, Elicia Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds III, Megan Reynolds, Stacia Reynolds, Josephine Reynolds, and Ana Reynolds; three great-grandchildren, Christabella, Lilia, and River; sisters, Ruby Barnett, and Margaret Fulk; two brothers, Joseph Fulk and Tom Fulk (Pam); many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; her son, Joseph J. Reynolds, Jr; siblings, George Fulk, John Fulk, Gladys Collins, Mary Ann Braden, Thelma Fulk, Ida Mae Martin, and Sadie Smith.
Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00pm at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor David Felstein officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 12-2. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Gibson Family Center for Hospice, 400 8th Avenue. Terre Haute, IN. 47804. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com

Robert Lamb

Robert Lamb

April 28, 1949 - January 9, 2022

 

Robert Lamb, 72 of Bowling Green, passed away January 9, 2022, at 6:35am at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care. He was born April 28, 1949, in Brazil, IN. the son of Roy Fredrick Lamb and Thelma Mae Correll Lamb. Robert graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971 stationed in Germany.

Robert worked in Brazil for the Fleetwood Manufactured Homes Company and for a manufactured home company in Florida for a time. He worked for Hughes Mobile Homes and transported homes as well. As a young man he worked at Marion Brick.

On December 14, 2001, Robert was united in marriage to Rita Joan Bixler Lamb.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing when his health allowed. He liked watching football, especially the Colts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Renetta Lamb; sibling, Roy Lamb, Linda Headley, Charles Lamb and Dennis Lamb.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Lamb; children, Robert Allen Lamb II (Laurie), Becky Brill (Pete); stepchildren, Kenny Duncan, and Misty Gorrell (Jimmy); grandchildren, Amber Nickola, Coralee Parr, Ryan Figueroa, Sara Lamb, Cody Lamb, Payton Gorrell, Grayce Gorrell, and Bryce Pell; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Long and one brother Steve Lamb; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services will be held Friday at 1:00pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial will follow with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Post #2 and VFW #1127. Visitation will be Friday from 11-1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Gibson Family Center for Hospice, 400 8th Ave. Terre Haute, IN. 47804.

Art and Bonnie Jensen

Art and Bonnie Jensen

August 17, 1929 - January 7, 2022

 

Arthur and Bonnie Jensen, of Brazil both passed away, January 7, 2022, at their home with their family by their side. Bonnie passed away at 11:49am and Art passed at 10:00pm. They were married for 73 years.
Bonnie, age 91, was born, August 29, 1930, in Brazil, IN. the daughter of Elmer and Florine Morman Youngblood. She graduated from Brazil High School. On October 17, 1948, she was united in marriage to Art Jensen.
She worked at the Brazil License Branch for a time, but primarily worked as a legal secretary, last working for Wally Grosbach and Margaret Berry. She also worked at the Clay Superior Court as a clerk for a time. After retirement, Bonnie was a cashier for several auctioneers including, Cap Downing, Gayle Hughes, and Terry Timberman.
Art, age 92, was born August 17, 1929, in Indianapolis, IN. the son of Foster and Louise Moller Jensen. He also graduated from Brazil High School.
Art worked for many years for IBM in production and pricing. After retirement he worked for several farmers hauling grain. He also did custom bailing of hay. He drove a truck for Forsythe Brothers and other trucking companies. As a young man, Art operated a service station in the West end of Brazil.
Bonnie, along with Art was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ. They were also members of the Brazil Elks Lodge and the Moose. In the past, they enjoyed bowling, both together and with their respective leagues. They played Euchre with friends and family. They also had several friends that they would go out to dinner with in the past.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Evelyn Reckard.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Foster Jensen, and Clarence Jensen.
Survivors for Art and Bonnie are their children, Joetta Brown, Art Jensen, Jr. and wife Kris, Kathy Boston, Jeff Jensen and wife Lonnie, Sandra Jensen; grandchildren, Ashley Whitman (Clay), Sherri Britton (Jason), Eric Jensen (Melissa), Kirk Boston, Courtney Porter (Donnie), and Ethan Jensen; great-grandchildren, Michael Goodman, Evelyn Whitman, Sydni Butts (Zebb), Nick Britton, Renee Jensen, Hailee Jensen, Daesen Porter, Emelia Porter, Donovan Jensen; great-great-grandchildren, Julian Butts and Bonnie Butts; brother Max Youngblood (Nancy), sisters Judy Naliborski (Ron) and Marilyn Stallcop (Bill); many nieces and nephews on both Bonnie and Art’s side of the family.
A service will be held for Bonnie and Art on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00pm at the St. John’s United Church of Christ with B. Lee Reberger officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125W, Brazil, IN. 47834 or to the Senior Citizens of Clay County, 120 S. Franklin St. Brazil, IN. 47834. Post a note of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com

Paul D. Archer

Paul D. Archer

December 11, 1968 - January 7, 2022

 

Paul Douglas Archer, 53, of Brownsburg, Indiana, passed away at home, on January 7, 2022, following a lengthy illness.

Paul was born on December 11, 1968, in Gibson City, Illinois, the son of Richard Leroy and Walda Mae (Jones) Archer Livingston. He graduated from North Putnam High School with the class of 1988. Paul was a member of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society. He received his HAM radio license in 2015 and enjoyed learning from this group of people who had similar interests in his love of all things radio. He was also a member of Awesome Westside Advocates. His greatest joy was working with audio and radio equipment and he had an extensive collection of both. Paul enjoyed listening to music and collected music on reel-to-reel, records, 8 tracks, cassettes, and CD’s. Each item was lovingly selected carefully categorized as he added to his collection. Paul also enjoyed watching old movies and playing Bingo.

He described himself as quiet, shy, agreeable, and friendly. He loved all animals – especially dogs. The family is encouraging a donation to your local animal shelter in lieu of flowers.

He is survived by his mother Walda Livingston and step father Oran Livingston; a sister Janette Simons; step brother Wes Livingston; step brother Brian Livingston, as well as nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Richard Archer.

A visitation will be held at French Funeral Home on Thursday January 13, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Graveside services will be held at Summit Lawn Cemetery immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Lee Reberger officiating.

Patsy JoAnne Rader

Patsy JoAnne Rader

August 4, 1940 - January 9, 2022

 

Patsy JoAnne (Michael) Rader, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 9, 2022, while staying at Union Hospital, following a brief illness.

Patsy was born, the oldest of 9 children, on August 4, 1940, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Elmer “Mike” Michael and Mabel (Sterrett) Michael. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1959 and married her high school sweetheart Frank Rader on New Years Eve in 1959.

She owned and operated Patsy’s Kountry Kurl’s as a beautician for many years. Afterwards she began working with Clay Community Schools as a teacher’s aide and then First Christian Church Daycare before retiring.

She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Knightsville lodge, a longtime member of Berea Christian Church. She enjoyed camping, reading, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the best yeast roll maker around.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Mabel Michael; her husband Frank Rader; two brothers: Larry Michael and Jack Michael; in-laws Ora and Ruth Rader.

Survivors include her children: Michael Rader and wife Matricia, Steven Rader and wife Tammy, and Rebecca Rader all of Brazil; grandchildren: Mikayla Rader, Brandon Rader, Christopher Rader, Eric Rader, Amber Whitecotten, Hannah Whittington, Kalissa (James) Yocom, Matthew (Orlando) Rader, and Jade (Kevin) Lishka; great-grandchildren: Kyleen Whitecotten, Kaleb Whitecotten, Emma Jenkins, Raelynn Rader, Anthony Rader, Hunter Rader, Leo Yocom, Sophia Lishka, Brycen Lishka, and baby girl Rader due in February; siblings: Carolyn Branson (Edgar), Peggy Michael, Sandy Black (Bill), Alice Wools (Charles), Betty Austin (Randy), and Kenny Michael (Tina); several nieces, nephews, and extended family members, as well as many foster children throughout the years.

Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from Noon until 2:00 PM. Services will follow at the funeral home, at 2:00 PM with burial to follow at Calcutta Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berea Christian Church 1995 West County Road 800 North, Brazil, Indiana 47834

Sheryl D. Sexton

Sheryl D. Sexton

April 14, 1946-Jan. 6, 2022

 

Sheryl D. Sexton of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. She was 75.

Sheryl worked at RR Donnelley for many years in the transportation department. She loved to go hiking at Turkey Run and Shades State Parks, go for walks, loved horses and all animals. She was an avid reader. She also loved to travel.

 

Born April 14, 1946, at Watertown, South Dakota, she was the daughter of James William Sexton and Mary Elizabeth Cochrane Sexton. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School, class of 1964 and attended the Indiana School of Business in Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery North.  Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Whitlock House for the care they’ve given to Sheryl during her time there.

In honor of her love of animals, donations in memory of Sheryl Sexton can be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Douglas Conley Chitwood

Douglas Conley Chitwood

Dec. 11, 1971-Jan. 6, 2022

 

Douglas Conley Chitwood, 50, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Witham Hospital, at Lebanon.

He was born Dec. 11, 1971, at Lebanon, as the son of Fred and Denise Chitwood. Doug graduated from Lebanon High School in 1990. In 1994, he married Julie Sutton and later divorced. Doug and Julie lived in Montgomery County, raising and caring for their children, Laken and Brandon.

During his time at LHS, Doug was a star tennis player, carrying his team to countless victories and setting a record that still stands today. While Doug had a variety of passions throughout his life, he was most known for enjoying Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Hammer horror films amongst others. He also collected movies and occasionally donated videos to the public library after watching them. Although humble, Doug had a beautiful voice and won many karaoke competitions in his life. Most notably, he loved to make people laugh with his various voice impressions.

In recent years, Doug adopted his cat Buffy, naming her after his favorite television show character. Buffy was the light of his world and his companion through rough times. He spent his days playing with Buffy, and nights playing video games with his children and their spouses. Doug also enjoyed board games, going to the movies, and dining with his family.

Above all, he was a proud father who loved his children and their spouses, a caring son, a thoughtful sibling and a friend to everyone he knew. He brightened the days of those he met with his generous and humorous nature.

Doug is survived by his parents, Fred and Denise Chitwood; son Brandon (Kristen) Chitwood; daughter Laken (Marston) Miller; sister Heather (Matt) Burress; brother Trent (Ben Carlisle) Chitwood; and his nephews, Kevin and Kaden Burress.

Doug was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Martha Chitwood, and Dorman (Bill) and Joann Gates.

The family will welcome friends 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. No services are planned. Boone County Crematory has been entrusted with his cremation.

Memorials in Doug’s memory may be directed to Humane Society for Boone County or the Shalom House in Lebanon.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

Donald Ray Judson

Donald Ray Judson

JANUARY 7, 1941 – JANUARY 6, 2022

 

Donald Ray Judson, 80, of Sesser, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. He was born on January 7, 1941, in Terre Haute, to William R. Judson and Frances Stockwell Brugge.

Donald is survived by his three daughters, Marla Kempf (Rodney) of Terre Haute, Darla Daniels (Delmas) of Clinton, and Carla Rinehart (Darren) of Clinton; grandchildren, Sean (AJ), Mike, Zac (Kat), Domenic (Brittany), Allyson (Jeff), Bryant, Taylor (Phill); great-grandchildren, Braxton, Callan, Deider, Ledger, Raylan, Carmella, Monty, and Lila; siblings, Pat Vandivier (John), Larry Judson (Barb), Bob Judson (Karen), and Barb Hogue (Chuck); two very special friends, Mark Ragland and Faron Kelley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie Judson; and a brother, Ed Judson.

Donald attended Purdue University as an English major. He then began working at Anaconda before starting his career in the coal mines. Donald retired as an underground mine electrician for Ziegler in Southern Illinois after many years of dedicated service.

A man who embraced new technology, eventually, with coaxing from his daughters. He began every day by sending “Good morning, I love you” texts to his three girls, as well as other friends and family. Donald loved to eat and enjoyed getting new recipes from the Cooking Channel and HGTV. He also loved online shopping and adding to his gadget collection. He enjoyed reading and learning new things, and was a self-described “Ford man.” Donald never knew a stranger. He was known for being stubborn, determined, and independent – traits that kept him going all these years. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Per his wishes, cremation will take place and Donald will be laid to rest with his wife, Marjorie, at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Nancy Christine McPeek

Nancy Christine McPeek

JANUARY 9, 1939 – JANUARY 7, 2022

 

Nancy Christine McPeek, age 82, of Reelsville, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. Nancy was born January 9, 1939.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the McPeek family.

Brenda Wray Kenyon

Brenda Wray Kenyon

JUNE 22, 1954 – JANUARY 5, 2022

 

Brenda Wray Kenyon, age 67, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Brenda was born June 22, 1954.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Kenyon family.

Lester Dudley Eytchison

Lester Dudley Eytchison

FEBRUARY 25, 1960 – JANUARY 3, 2022

 

Lester Dudley Eytchison, age 61, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022. Lester was born February 25, 1960.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Eytchison family.

Peter "Pete" E. Cooksey

Peter "Pete" E. Cooksey

July 11, 1994 - January 5, 2022

 

Peter “Pete” E. Cooksey, 27, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away at home, on January 5, 2022 unexpectedly.

Pete was born on July 11, 1994, the son of Cletus Bryan and Dana (Gilbert) Cooksey. Pete worked at Sony, in Terre Haute, Indiana for several years. He enjoyed, traveling with his best friend Taylor Sanders, reading, video gaming, studying history, reading the Bible, fishing, and “debating”.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Sara Williams, Walter Gilbert, and a step-maternal grandfather Charles Gabbard.

Pete leaves behind his parents: Dana Cooksey and Bryan and Lisa Cooksey; paternal grandparents: Cletus C. and Beth Cooksey; siblings: Bryan Michael Cooksey, Casey Marie Cooksey, Lenabelle Cooksey, and Adam Butler; as well as many, many extended family members and friends.

At Pete’s request, cremation services have been chosen. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

Roy Wayne Neese

Roy Wayne Neese

August 19, 1931 - January 6, 2022

 

Roy Wayne Neese, 90, of Brazil, Indiana passed away January 6, 2022, following a short stay at Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.

Roy was born on August 19, 1931, in Putnam County, Indiana the son of Joseph Daniel and Zella (Schroer) Neese. He graduated from Reelsville High School with the class of 1949. Following high school, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Roy worked for Lone Star Cement Plant in Greencastle for many years and then IBM until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling and his antique cars, and spending time with family. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Knightsville United Methodist Church.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Zella Neese; siblings: Mary Belle Spelbring, Marilyn Jane Carter, Francis Neese, Betty Cohoon, and Clyde Neese; in-laws Ronald Eggers, John Carter, Earl Cohoon, Ronald Rodgers, Carl Spelbring, and Carolyn Neese

Survivors include his siblings: Geneva Eggers of Avon; Ronald Neese, and Marlene Rodgers; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Monday, January 10, 2022, from 11 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Monday, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Rick Henry officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Zion Cemetery.

Special thanks to Ronald Neese, and Jeff and Leslie Rodgers for their love and care of Roy.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Edward 'Ed' E. Larson

Edward ‘Ed’ E. Larson

Oct. 13, 1957-Jan. 3, 2022

 

Edward E. Larson, known as Ed, Eddie or Big Ed to those he loved, passed away suddenly in his home in Crawfordsville, on Jan. 3, 2022, at the age of 64.

Born Oct. 13, 1957, at East Chicago, Indiana, he was one of five children to parents Guy and Margaret Larson.

Ed graduated from Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana in 1975. He worked at Larson Realty in Lake County, Indiana with his parents, and then at the steel mill before moving to Las Vegas. When he returned to Indiana in the 1990s, he moved to Crawfordsville and became the course superintendent at the Crawfordsville Country Club, a position he’s held proudly for 25 years. Ed loved the club and became friends with many of the members. He had a positive influence on the young people who worked for him and in the lives of the many people he befriended. He loved horse-racing, sports, bingo, music and watching his children and grandchildren grow into compassionate, kind and hard-working people. He cared about many people and wanted what was best for everyone he knew. He will be missed by many.

Surviving family include: son Anthony Krupa-Larson (wife Andrea Szostek-Krupa) and grandson AJ Krupa of Granger, Indiana; son Brandon (wife Jenny) Barkley and grandchildren, Evelyn, Virginia and Luke Barkley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; sister Sue Nagy and nephew CJ Nagy, niece Becky Nagy and great-niece Suzie Wellin (Bryce Wellin); brother Mike Larson, nieces, Christen Thompson and Kim Larson-Casey and nephews, Craig Larson (wife Meghan) and Eric Larson (wife Carrie); and many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Surviving friends include, Jeff McCandless and Wayne Hubbard.

He is preceded in death by parents, Guy and Margaret Larson; sisters, Mary-Ellen and Roberta “Bobbie” Larson; sister-in-law Carole Larson; and many aunts and uncles.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the Crawfordsville Country Club. Details will be announced as they are available. Cremation arrangements were made through Burkhart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top)

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top)

Jan 4, 1964-Dec. 13, 2021

 

Janie Carole Rhodes (Top), 57, born Jan. 4. 1964, in Jackson, Tennessee, to William “Bill” N. Rhodes and Marana A. Inman (Simon) went home to the Lord on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

She attended Lake Ridge School System and Calumet High School in Gary, Indiana. Carole lived in Jackson, Tennessee, Linden, Crawfordsville and New Richmond throughout her life.

 

As a school-aged girl she enjoyed pompom, as an adult she was an avid gardener, enjoyed summertime and spending her days outside planting flowers. She also enjoyed home decorating/design and was a wonderful housekeeper.

Carole had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed laughter. She could awaken a room with her laughter alone. She possessed the gift of a giving heart and enjoyed helping others when able. She was a natural born nurturer and raised her children and many step-children throughout her life.

She is survived by son Brenton Joel Rhodes; daughter Kristin Nikole Harrington; grandchildren, Allie, Zoee, Julius and Elias; mother Marana Ann Inman (Simon); step-father Danny Franklin Patterson; brother Robin Rhode; sisters, Brittny Seib and Brooklyn Dutton; and nieces and nephews, Peyton Rhodes, McKalyn Cramsey, Max Seib, Zyah Dutton, Addie Seib and Kyren Dutton.

She was preceded in death by father William “Bill” N. Rhodes; step-son Jonnie P. Evans; and twin grandbabies born in heaven December of 2006 to her daughter Kristin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of these causes — NAMI.org, American Diabetes Association or American Stroke Association.

A celebration of life for family and close friends will be determined and announced at a later date.

Indiana Funeral Care, Indianapolis, is assisting the family.

Larry W. Hall

Larry W. Hall

May 12, 1945-Dec. 23, 2021

 

Larry Wayne Hall, 76, formerly of Hillsboro and had been residing in Dallas, Texas, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.

Larry was born May 12, 1945, at Danville, Illinois. He was the son of the late Harold and Pearl (Cooper) Hall. Larry was raised in Hillsboro, graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1963. He attended Danville Junior College and Vincennes University. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana State University. 

 

While at Vincennes University, he met the love of his life, Rebecca “Becky” Fugit, and they were marred in 1971 in Terre Haute. They later moved to Dallas, where Larry taught school until his retirement.

Larry enjoyed reminiscing about old cars and talking about the “Good Old Days.”

Larry leaves behind three brothers, Mike Hall, Hillsboro, Alan (Margaret) Hall, rural Veedersburg, and Brian Hall, Enid, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Becky on Sept. 13, 2009; his parents, Harold and Pearl Hall; and sister-in-law Carole Hall.

A memorial gravesite service will be held at a later date in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

Richard P. 'Red' Smith

Richard P. ‘Red’ Smith

Sept. 9, 1935-Jan. 4, 2022

 

Richard P. “Red” Smith of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday night at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 86.

Red graduated from Waveland High School. He served eight years in the Army Reserve and he worked for 46 1/2 years at RR Donnelley. Red was a member of the Moose and Eagles. He liked to hunt birds and play golf.

Born Sept. 9, 1935, at Waveland, he was the son of Hubert Clyde Smith and Margaret Jeanette McIntyre Smith Hays. He married Nancy Carolyn Fink on Oct. 9, 1955, at Crawfordsville. She passed away June 20, 2019. He married Carolyne Fischer Smith on Nov. 16, 2019. She survives.

Surviving family includes: wife Carolyne Smith; four children, Donald G. Smith (Mary), Dianna L. Billingsley (Donnie), David W. Smith (Lee Ann) and Dawn M. McDaniel (Lance); 11 grandchildren, Jason, Kylene, Kyle, Jared, Tel, Madison, Erica, Brooke, Kaleb, Konnor and Angelia; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery, north of Waveland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Red Smith may be made to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539 or Moosehaven, 1701 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073.

Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com.

Teresa Ann Wallace

Teresa Ann Wallace

JULY 11, 1962 – JANUARY 5, 2022

 

Teresa Ann Wallace, 59, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 surrounded by family.

Born July 11, 1962 in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of William L. and Anna F. (Cundiff) Bartlett.

Teresa had worked as a client representative with Putnam County Comprehensive Services for several years. Previously she had worked at the Double Decker and College Inn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Wallace and her parents.

Teresa was survived by her children, Tim Wallace and Christina Kerr; a sister, Kathleen Odom; several grandchildren; and nephews, Joel and Jeremy Rosner.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Putnamville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Teresa to the Indiana Autism Services 1111 Indianapolis Rd. Greencastle, IN. 46135

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Wallace family.

Belva Jane Fleming

Belva Jane Fleming

NOVEMBER 22, 1926 – JANUARY 6, 2022

 

Belva Jane Fleming, age 95, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Belva was born November 22, 1926.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Fleming family.

Muriel Lucille Glidden

Muriel Lucille Glidden

January 5, 1925 - January 3, 2022

 

Muriel Lucille Redin Glidden, 96, who resided in Brazil, Indiana, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2022, two days before her 97th birthday, in the comfort of her family.

She was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clifton Willard Redin and Marie Cecelia O’Conner Redin. She married Dr. Hal Winston Glidden, a native of Brazil, on February 5, 1945. They enjoyed a sixty-year honeymoon. Their deep, abiding love and amazing marriage was respected and admired by many.

Muriel attended Oshkosh State Teacher’s College. She fondly remembered there were 400 Air Corp. Cadets stationed at the College. She and Cadet Hal Glidden walked past each other on campus. It was love at first sight. She was a war bride and lived near Hal’s stationed airfields in Pecos, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; and at Scott Air Field, near Belleville, Illinois. After Hal’s discharge from the service following WWII, she worked as a Secretary for I.B.M in Rockford, Illinois and Borg Warner in Chicago while Hal pursued a career in optometry.

Most of all, Muriel was a devoted and loving wife and mother, an adoring grandmother, as well as a dear friend who will be remembered for her annual Christmas parties and her philanthropy. She served as President of Tri Kappa, was a member of the Women’s Department Club of Terre Haute, an honorary member of the Brazil Women’s Reading Club, and for many, many years, she made the bread for communion services at the First Presbyterian Church, Brazil.

She was an expert seamstress. She made her two-piece blue suit and matching coat worn on her wedding day from a picture in a Bazaar Magazine. She enjoyed a life- long love affair with the color, aqua, and loved decorating her home in different shades of aqua. One of her favorite quotes is attributed to Reverend Gary Scroggins, “True faith is what you do when no one is watching.” She lived life with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile in her heart when family and friends gathered.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Diane Glidden Krull, Noblesville, Indiana and Bruce Glidden (Vickie), Rockford, Illinois and by her grandchildren, Kristine Krull Smith (Ryan), Kevin Krull and Chase Glidden. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband and by her sister, Camilla Redin Albertz.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil, IN 47834, at a future date. Memorial gifts may be made to the Church.

Dan E. Young

Dan E. Young

September 12, 1961 - January 4, 2022

 

Dan E. Young, 60 of Brazil, died January 4, 2022, at 12:05 pm at Union Hospital from complications of Covid. He was born September 12, 1961, in Putnam County, the son of Grover Dean Young and Judith Carter Young. He married Lori Hall Young in 1983.

Dan has worked in property management and maintenance of property in Vigo County for the past several years.

Survivors include his wife, Lori Young; children, Corey Young (Coda), Christopher Young, and Cody Young (Colleen); grandson Nash Young; siblings, Dean Young (Lynn), Andy Young (Amanda), Judy Bigge (Henry), Cindy Hill (Bob), Glenda Young; many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Cremation was chosen with no services at this time.

Charlene Joy Wilson

Charlene Joy Wilson

July 6, 1947 - January 5, 2022

 

Charlene Joy Wilson, 74 of Brazil, passed away January 5, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness. She was born July 6, 1947, in Massillon, OH, the daughter of Harold Haverty and Charlotte Rothacher Haverty. Her father was a minister, and his calling led them to move to Brazil. Joy graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1966.
Joy met Terry Wilson and it was love at first sight. They were married June 9, 1968, and have celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Joy last worked at Hapico, INC. in Greencastle in the factory for 13 years, before retirement. She was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church. She has always enjoyed sewing, crochet work, playing cards and time with family. Joy was a devoted wife, mom and loved being Grandma Joy.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Wilson; sons, Terry Wilson, II and wife Amber, Jared Wilson, and wife Marcy; grandchildren, Morgan Wilson, Tanner Wilson (Madison), Marissa Wilson, Landen Wilson (Machelle) and Luke Wilson; great-grandchildren Brantley, Avery, and Ellie; sisters Bonnie Johnson, Marilyn Branum (Larry), Cindy Wright (Jim); one brother Rich Haverty (Marsha); many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Denise Nuckols and a great-granddaughter, Lynlee Laczko.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 2:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7pm and again Tuesday one hour prior to services. Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.

 

Velma Jean (Stwalley) Lee

Velma Jean (Stwalley) Lee

1929 ~ 2022 (age 92)

 

Velma Jean Lee, age 92 of Cloverdale passed away January 5th, 2022.

She was born April 11th, 1929 to the late Loren and Agnes (Cooksey) Stwalley.

Velma married Robert E. Lee October 31st, 1969 and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Sue (Jeff) Evans; sisters Margaret Smith and JoAnn Orr; 2 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 In addition to her husband she is also preceded in death by her sons Mickey Schoman and Herbie Schoman.

Funeral services for Velma will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday January 13th, 2022 at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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