Edward D Gross
NOVEMBER 25, 1962 – JANUARY 29, 2023
Edward D Gross, age 60, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Gross family.
Edward D Gross
NOVEMBER 25, 1962 – JANUARY 29, 2023
Edward D Gross, age 60, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Gross family.
Barry Elliott Soltz
APRIL 8, 1948 – JANUARY 31, 2023
Barry Elliott Soltz, age 74, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Soltz family.
Lone Link Meyer
December 4, 1940 - January 26, 2023
Lone Meyer, age 82, of Ft. Myers Beach passed away January 26th, 2023. She was born on December 4th,1940 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lone is preceded in death by husband Carl Meyer, boyfriend George Ankarlo, and daughters Susan Shaffer and Tina Springman.
She is survived by children: Mike Shaffer (Danielle), Janice Heyboer (Ron), Carl Meyer (Jacqueline), and Chris Meyer (Carrie); grandchildren Donny Shaffer (Libby), Chris Shaffer (Katy), Jessica Shaffer (Jack), Lukas Springman (Lauren), Tara Heyboer (Tamron), Neil Heyboer, Hannah Heyboer, Carl Meyer, Scott Meyer, Andrew Meyer, and Rebecca Ward (Andrew); and many great-grandchildren.
Lone had many friends who meant the world to her: Darlene Flowtow (Eric and Tyler), Pat Carlson (and her daughters), Kathy Yatuni-Cobb (John), Jacque Morelock, Nancy Tyler, Sue Meyer, and many more.
She most recently lived in Ft. Myers Beach where she enjoyed hanging out with friends and feeding/caring for any animal that crossed her path. Lone lived life to the fullest. She would do anything for her friends and family. Lone made everyone who knew her laugh, cry, and enjoy all the stories she shared.
The family will be having a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Tunnels to Towers in Lone's name.
Tammie Lynette Sterrett
February 14, 1963 - January 29, 2023
Tammie Lynette (Jarvis) Sterrett, 59, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 29, 2023 following a lengthy illness.
Tammie was born on February 14, 1963, in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of Gayle and Joy (Rainey) Jarvis. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1981. Tammie married Stephen Sterrett in 1982. Tammie worked at Great Dane Trailers for many years. She also worked as a School Bus Driver for Clay Community Schools until her health didn’t allow her to drive any longer.
Tammie enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, traveling, playing cards, and bowling. She was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church where she spent a lot of her time volunteering.
Tammie was preceded in death by her mother Joy Jarvis and her husband Steve Sterrett.
Tammie is survived by her father Gayle (Pat) Jarvis; two daughters: Angie Sterrett and Elise Capicik both of Santa Cruz, CA; a granddaughter Stella Capicik; three sisters: Pam Hayes (Tim), Deb Raderstorf (Phil), and Brenda Jarvis; several nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Private burial services will take place at a later time at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Jerry Lou Jeffers
FEBRUARY 17, 1940 – JANUARY 29, 2023
Jerry Lou Jeffers, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 29, 2023. She was born on February 17, 1940, in Terre Haute to Jerrold Max and Martha Jane (Byler) Tarrh.
Jerry is survived by her children: James (Joni) Hubbs of Terre Haute, William (Catherine) Hubbs of Penn Valley, CA, John (Carrie) Hubbs of Terre Haute, and Cindy (Gary) Blanton of Terre Haute; grandchildren, James (Frances) Hubbs, Ashley (Ryan) Wehrmeyer, Will Hubbs, and Jessica (Jacob) Gay; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Wehrmeyer and Everett James Hubbs; brothers, Jerry Max (Betty) Tarrh, Richard (Debby) Tarrh, and Robert Tarrh; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald E. Jeffers; and siblings, Loretta Tarrh, Sharon Mikutis, and William Tarrh.
Jerry worked as an LPN at Union Hospital in Clinton and was the charge nurse at Meadows Manor North. She enjoyed volunteering at Rio Grande Elementary School, Lighthouse Mission, and as a CASA Advocate. Jerry also enjoyed writing, authoring two children’s books during her life. She enjoyed gardening, cookouts, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral home. Jerry will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
January 2, 1987 - January 26, 2023
Tyler Mitchell Montague, 36, passed away January 26, 2023. Tyler was born in Brazil on January 2, 1987 to Theodore Mitchell Montague and Janet Carol (Lowe) Montague.
Tyler graduated from Northview High School in 2005. Tyler graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an associates degree for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157. He enjoyed attending concerts and working on cars, especially Mustangs. He loved to spend time with friends and family. On October 13, 2018, Tyler married his best friend, Andrea “Annie” Ferguson.
Tyler is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David G. Montague, and his brother, Trey Michael Montague, as well as his other best friend, his dog Damion.
Tyler is survived by his wife, Annie Montague, one daughter, Nora Montague, his father, Theodore “Mitch” Montague, two brothers, Tanner Montague and his children, Trey and Lylah, and Trent Montague (Ana) and their children Rock and Theo, paternal grandmother, Ethel “Annie” Montague, and maternal grandparents, Jerry and Marshia Lowe, two uncles, C.R. Lowe, and Mike Montague (Kim) and aunt Theresa Maesch (Eddie) as well as several extended family members. Also surviving are his two cats, Jeremy and Louie.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, February 2nd from 1-4 P.M. at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 East National Avenue in Brazil. Following the celebration of life, burial will follow at Centerpoint Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o French Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1 Brazil, Indiana 47834.
Vicki Lynn Rollings
JUNE 5, 1949 – JANUARY 26, 2023
Vicki Lynn Rollings (6-5-1949), Carmel, IN, tied together the threads of her earthly life on Jan. 26, 2023 at age 73 due to Amyloid. The determination she applied battling cancer was nurtured growing up on a farm west of Greencastle treasuring the outdoors. Whether playing piano, hunting squirrels with her father, Paul W. Aker, or climbing trees, she savored her rural childhood. While at Greencastle HS (class of 1967), her natural athleticism led to being an accomplished bowler, girls’ basketball player and table tennis competitor. Vicki is survived by her husband, Roger Rollings, whom she met and married (1968) at Purdue University pursuing a BS in Foods and Nutrition and a minor in Early Childhood Education. After graduating in 1971, she applied her skills working at The Indianapolis Children’s Museum, teaching Kindergarten, and volunteering for countless youth activities. A lifetime 4H member, her interests in sewing, cooking and the homemaking arts were encouraged by her mother, Mary Louise Aker, with whom she joyfully crafted items such as knitted Christmas ornaments. Sewing both her own wedding dress and her husband’s first professional suits, Vicki’s impeccable seamstress skills were only outmatched by her ability to see others’ greatest potential. From cooking large spaghetti dinners for high schoolers, secretly donating a Halloween pumpkin or coat to a student, advocating for children with special needs, or tirelessly supporting friends, Vicki spread great love in everyday ways. A private person uncomfortable with accolades, Vicki would undoubtedly claim her greatest accomplishment and joy was her family. In addition to her husband of 54 years, she is survived by her daughter Michelle (Mat) Foley, grandchildren (Patrick, Connor, Samuel, Simon, Amy); dear cousins, nephews, niece and in-laws (Stella and Larry Schlegel, Nancy, Julie, Roland, Peggy, Becky, Shelly, Joe, Brandon, John, Evan, Jana, Kelly and Linda, Aunt Mid, Rita and Kevin); “honorary sister” friends Eva, Donnita, Bertha, Jeanene; “honorary” daughter and son, Sheri (Mike) Davies (son Zach) and Kyle (Selma) Lawrence (sons Carter and Harrison), and numerous other loved ones. Although she saw her life as grounded in simplicity, there was nothing simple about the impact of Vicki’s sweet generosity. Visitation Feb. 4, 11am-1pm at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, Funeral at 1pm, Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Remembrance social meal to follow at “Almost Home” restaurant, 3:30-5pm. RSVP TEXT ONLY for meal, 317.696.7557. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity diabeteswillsway.com.
July 21, 1933 - January 25, 2023
Marjorie J. Pflueger, 89 of Brazil, passed away January 25, 2023 at 11:10 am, in her home with her family by her side. She was born July 21, 1933 in Clay County, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Rice Ryan. Marj graduated from Brazil High School, with the class of 1951.
On April 16, 1955, Marjorie was united in marriage to Ernest Pflueger. Together they raised their family of 8 children, in the Annunciation Catholic Church. Marj has been a member of the Auxiliary of the Legion of Mary and has volunteered at the SVDP Food Pantry of Annunciation Catholic Church.
To say that family was important to Marjorie is an understatement. She was devoted to her husband and children. She never hesitated in doing for her family and was willing to make any sacrifice that was needed.
She was a past member of the Delt’s Sorority and the Thursday night Women’s Bowling League. She enjoyed Bingo at Kennedy’s Crossing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball games and attended all the kids and grandkids sporting events. She also was a loyal supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
In her later years, Marjorie worked part time for American Security, Mee and Ewe, French Funeral Home, and Prairie Crossing Gift Shop.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernie Pflueger in 2014 and her sister, Mary Martha Turner.
Survivors include her children, Dan Pflueger and wife Cindy, Kathy Keller and husband Joe, Dee Dee Knight and husband Mike, Jana Sinders and husband Curt, Curt Pflueger and wife Lynne, Tom Pflueger and wife Kim, Joe Pflueger and wife Jeris, and Lori Hughes; grandchildren, Chris Pflueger (Cindy), Andy Pflueger (Anna), Ryan Keller (Nichole), Chad Keller (Megan), Danielle Baker (Darby), Brandee Ng (Joel), Kendall Knight (Megan), Keaton Knight (Kelsey), Tyler Sinders, Megan Smith (Alex), Katelyn Burris (Corey), Jacob Pflueger (Kyonna), Colby Pflueger, Colin Pflueger, Ashley Hagan (Jacob), Libby Nuckols (Chandler); great-grandchildren, Kade, Millie, Kenzie, Noah, Beau, Gretchen, Reid, Brooks, Davis, Callen, Korah, Jade, Lucy, Aubrey, Atticus, Nona, Camden, Lila, Laney, Lauren, and Lexus; brother in law, Jack McKenzie; cousin, Randy Weavery; nieces and nephews, Kevin Turner (Lynn), Robbie Turner (Sherri), Lisa Turchi (Gerry), Mary Ann Dust, Stacey Rice.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 11:00 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana, from 4-8, with Rosary at 7:30pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Annunciation St. Vincent De Paul Conference Food Pantry, 19 N. Alabama St. Brazil, IN. 47834
Post a note of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com
Betty Joann Barushak
NOVEMBER 6, 1949 – JANUARY 26, 2023
Betty Joann Barushak, age 73, of Clinton, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Clinton Gardens.
She was born in Clinton, Indiana to Joe and Vivian (Myers) Barushak on November 6,1949.
Joann is survived by her 3 sons: Daniel Katzmarek Jr. (Annie), John Katzmarek (Lori), and Robert Katzmarek; 3 grandchildren: Kristin Jones (Tyler), Mikala Kelsheimer (Brandon), and Nathan Katzmarek; 2 great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Ryder Jones; and her siblings: Fred, Janet, John, Bob, and Carla.
She was a member of the Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, IN. Joann enjoyed shooting pool and loved spending time with her grandkids.
Joann is preceded in death by her parents.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home from 12- 2pm, with a Funeral Ceremony to begin at 2pm. Services to conclude at the Funeral Home.
Joann will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Barushak family.
James "Patrick" McGuinness
November 1, 1991 - December 31, 2022
James “Patrick” McGuinness, 31, North Salem, IN, unexpectedly passed away on December 31, 2022.
He was a 2010 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He has worked many years in the construction industry as an iron worker.
Patrick was a great son, father, fiancé, relative and friend. He loved to laugh and joke around and was very loyal to all who knew him. He was a very hard worker and took pride in his work. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, ax and knife throwing as well as relaxing and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his son - James “Issac” McGuinness, Fianceé - Rachel Holder, Father - James J. McGuinness, Stepmother -Sherry Osborne, Mother - Rhonda Smith, Stepfather - Scott Smith, Brothers – Joel McGuinness, Timothy Wagers, Travis Bristow, Sisters- Shelby Smith, Sharri Bristow, Grandmother – Dorothy Young, Step Grandfather-Jeffry Smith, Step Grandmother- Carol Smith along with many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Grandfathers – Edward McGuinness and Donnell Lonberger, Sr., Grandmother – Shirley Lonberger, Step Grandfather - John Young and Brother – Myles “Milo” Wall.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be announced at a later date with the information to be posted on the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home and Crematory website.
Phyllis D. Hadler
Oct. 23, 1949-Jan. 22, 2023
Phyllis D. Hadler, 73, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Franciscan Health Lafayette.
She was born Oct. 23, 1949, at Salem, Illinois, to Lawrence and Hazel Irene (Sands) Metcalf.
Phyllis worked at World Color/Crossroads Press in Effingham, retiring after 25 years. She then worked as a driver for US Express trucking. She attended Browns Valley Church.
She is survived by her children, Rod (Katie) Levitt, Keith (Kasie) Levitt and Candi Lush; siblings, Linda (Terry) Wright, Merle (Paula) Metcalf and Bruce Metcalf; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Marshall A. Metcalf; and niece Marsha Richards Klopp.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.huntandson.com.
Paul Allen Redman
Jan. 20, 2023
Paul Allen Redman died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at home, in New Ross. Arrangements are pending with Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville. Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.
Rita A. Covault
Oct. 14, 1960-Jan. 19, 2023
Rita A. Covault, 62, of Kingman passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. She was born Oct. 14, 1960, at Danville, Illinois, to the late Jim R. and Patricia Ann (Remster) Covault.
Rita loved to draw, enjoyed listening to country music, and visiting with everyone at The Waters of Covington.
She is survived by brother James Covault; niece Julie Covault; cousins, John (Fran) Covault, Michelle (Ed) Lancaster and Sherry (Wayne) Heggemeier; and aunts, Joy Slade, Iris (Lewis) Brock and Mary Harrison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Oakley “Bill” and Geneva Covault and Edward and Faye Remster.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Pastor Greg McDonald will officiate. The service will be recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at www.SandersFuneralCare.com. Cremation will follow the service with burial of cremains at Osborn Prairie Cemetery at a later date.
Share memories and condolences online at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.
Carl D. Morris
June 19, 1931-Jan. 23, 2023
Carl D. Morris, 91, lifelong resident of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, while holding the hand of his loving wife of more than 71 years, Carolyn.
Carl was born June 19, 1931, at Crawfordsville, to the late Hamilin and Nettie (Cope) Morris.
He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1949. Carl proudly served in the United States Army with the 999th Armored Artillery Field Battalion during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post 72. Carl was an avid Chicago Cubs and Purdue University fan.
During the 1960’s and 70’s, Carl and Carolyn owned and operated the Big Dipper in Crawfordsville. He was employed for 43 years at RR Donnelley, where he was a layout man for World Book. Carl always told his daughters, Carla and Caren, to “look it up in World Book.” Carl enjoyed retirement working for many years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Survivors include: wife Carolyn (Wiatt) Morris; daughters, Carla (Frank) Endicott and Caren (Doug) Branson; his dearly loved grandchildren, J.D. Ames, Clay Endicott, Niki (Dave) McMahon and Carlos Anthony Branson; great-grandchildren, Caiden Ames, Chloe Ames, Nolan McMahon and Lily McMahon; close special friend of the family, John Lamb.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ben Morris; and grandson Ben Ames.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1306 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, where friends are invited to visit from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the FISH Food Pantry, P.O. Box 261, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Richard ‘Dick’ Haffner
Jan. 15, 1938-Jan. 23, 2023
Richard “Dick” Haffner, 85, of Noblesville passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 15, 1938, at Crawfordsville, to the late Donald and Crystal (Moffitt) Haffner.
Dick was the oldest of seven kids, graduating from New Ross High School where he played basketball for Glenn Harper. He then graduated from Butler University where he played basketball and baseball for Tony Hinkle. Dick was inducted into both the Montgomery County Hall of Fame and the Southmont Hall of Fame.
He proudly served his country in the Indiana National Guard. For 40 years, Dick owned Haffner X-Ray Company in Noblesville.
His joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sports and activities. Dick was a believer in Jesus Christ and is now home with his Savior.
He is survived by wife Marilou Haffner; daughter Kelly (Rob) Louks; sons, Scott (Laura) Haffner and Cory (Mandi) Haffner; sisters, Christine Myers, Carol Stull and twins Karon Cox and Sharon Cruser; brothers, Phil Haffner and Ron Haffner; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1700 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060 (https://bgcni.org).
Online condolences may be made at www.randallroberts.com.
Danny Williams Reed
Sept. 27, 1959-Jan. 18, 2023
Danny Williams Reed, 63, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at his home.
He was born Sept. 27, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Robert Gene Reed and Loretta Jean Crumly Reed. He attended the Russellville Christian Center and he liked fishing and motorcycles.
Danny was preceded in death by his father, Robert Reed; his brother, Michael Reed; and an aunt, Pauline Lindquist.
Survivors include: his mother, Loretta Reed of Dardanelle; brothers, Robert G. Reed Jr. of Artesia, New Mexico, Howard Reed of Dardanelle and Mathew Reed of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home and River Valley Cremations in Dardanelle.
Online guest book and condolences available at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.
David Lynn Abner
SEPTEMBER 14, 1927 – JANUARY 24, 2023
David Lynn Abner, age 95, of Houston, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Abner family.
Joellen Ruth Nicoson
April 2, 1952 - January 20, 2023
Joellen Ruth Nicoson, 70, of Clay City, Indiana passed away at her home, on January 20, 2023 following a long, courageous, battle with cancer.
Joellen was born on April 2, 1952, in Terre Haute, Indiana the daughter of Oscar and Helen (Dreistadt) Schepper. She graduated from Clay City High School where she performed as a majorette. Following high school, she graduated from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing where she earned a RN degree. Joellen worked for Waldorf Home Health Care, Wabash Valley Home Health Care, and Preferred Home Care. This year, Joellen will have worked as a RN for more than 50 years.
Joellen was a member of the Martz Community Church. As a young lady, Joellen was a Girl Scout. As an adult she volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for several years.
In her free time Joellen enjoyed flower gardening, mowing, shopping, traveling especially Gulf Shores, Alabama and Walt Disney World, spending time with her family and grandpuppies Sophie and Sage.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Helen Schepper; her son Jason Nicoson; and a sister Jackie Smith.
Joellen is survived by her son Greg Nicoson; her daughter Tara Nicoson; a brother John Schepper (Kim) as well as many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth Street Clay City, Indiana 47841 on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Don Osborn officiating. Burial will be held at Fiscus Cemetery.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.
Alta Mae Edwards
April 12, 1928 - January 22, 2023
Alta Mae Edwards, 94, of Clay City, Indiana, met her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at her home. She was surrounded by her family when she met Jesus.
Alta was born on April 12, 1928, to Cash and Myrtle (Dalton) Hyatt in Clay County. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1946. On April 6, 1947, Alta married the love of her life, John Pape Edwards. They were happily married for 67 years. After marrying John, Alta worked at the Edwards Grocery, in Clay City, with him. She then drove a school bus for Clay Community Schools for over 30 years. In her spare time, she helped on the family farm, delivering hot meals, driving tractors, and moving equipment. The farm is still in operation today.
She was very active in her community. She was a member of the “21 Club” and also the Clay City Quilters Club. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Clay City. She also enjoyed putting out a large garden every year. She loved bonfires with hotdogs and Smores.
She was tender, kind, grateful, giving, loving, caring, and most of all faithful. She was faithful in all that she believed. She was a farmer’s wife, a mother, a cook, a cleaner, a healer, and a fixer of all things. She was the best grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She never stopped from sunrise to sundown.
Alta was preceded in death by her husband, John Edwards; brothers: Alfred Hyatt, Forest Hyatt, John Hyatt; sisters: Evelyn Stoops, Thelma Stevenson and Mary Wilson – Krauchi.
Alta is survived by her son Richard (Judy) Edwards, daughter Donna (Sam) Ridenhour, son Joe (Arvana) Edwards; grandchildren: Karen Jaconetty, Stacie (Marion) Fowler, Michelle (Chris) McNeill, Tyson (Heidi) Edwards, Kevin (Jennifer) Edwards, Adam (Jennifer) Edwards, John (Kaylee) Edwards, Preston (Jessica) Edwards; 31 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way) as well as many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 East Eighth St., Clay City, Indiana 47841, on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 4-8 PM. Services will be held, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the First United Church of Christ 6414 County Rd 300 East, Clay City, IN 47841. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice 4624 S Springhill Junction St, Terre Haute, IN 47802 or St. Peter’s Cemetery Association c/o Henry Buell 4394 W. Co. Rd. 750 South Lewis, Indiana 47858.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to share a candle in her memory.
Edgar Shaw Utterback Jr.
JUNE 1, 1932 – JANUARY 24, 2023
Ed Utterback, age 90 of Terre Haute, went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 24, 2023. He was born in Terre Haute, IN on June 1, 1932, to Lucille Blanchard Utterback and Edgar S. Utterback, Sr.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 41 years, Phyllis E. Laybold Utterback, daughter, Rita E. Utterback, and siblings Betty Slinker, Trueman Utterback, and Christine Antrim.
Ed is survived by wife of 25 years, Sharron K. Utterback, sons, David Utterback (Jeanine), Paul Utterback (Staci), and daughter Linda Deckert (Mike). Also surviving include grandchildren, Caleb Utterback (Brooke), Eliot Utterback (Stephanie), Lucy Utterback, Lucas Utterback, Nick Utterback (Shelby), Makenzie Utterback, Gretchen Utterback, Macy Deckert, and Ben Deckert. Ed had several great-grandchildren including: Emelynn and Harrison Utterback, Josie and Jemma Utterback, Nicolai Piloni, and Cullison Utterback.
Ed’s step-children included: Doug Elliott (Shelly), Kelli Kellogg (Jay),
also step-grandchildren, Brandi Avila (Eric), Austin Brewer (Brittani), and Austin Kellogg, and step-great-grandchildren, Braylynn Brown, Emerson, E. J., and Briggs Avila, and Sutton Brewer.
Ed graduated from Otter Creek High School in 1950. He then graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute (Rose Hulman) in 1954, and later earned his MBA from Indiana State University in 1987.
Ed was a Golden Age Member of Terre Haute First Baptist Church where he served over the years as Deacon Chairman, Board of Christian Education Chairman, Trustee Chairman, and various other committees. He also taught Sunday School, was a founding member of the Double Ring Sunday School class, was an usher, was a member of the Building Committee, and was a member of the Pulpit Committee.
Ed’s professional career began with Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. in 1954. He then worked for Utterback Heating, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning. Ed was Chief Engineer at Columbia House Division of CBS from 1961-1993. Ed was a life member of the AIIE. Ed was a patent holder for packaging he developed for Columbia House. He was a licensed real estate broker, and a licensed home inspector. In his later years, Ed spent many hours volunteering at Union Hospital.
Ed enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling, sheet metal working, and was known for his photography. Colorado was his favorite vacation destination. Ed was a Boy Scout leader (Troop 24) and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of the local MADD chapter.
Those who knew Ed will remember him for his generosity, his compassion, his love of God, and his contagious smile.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at First Baptist Church, 4701 Poplar Street. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the church. Ed will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Cynthia Leigh Cramer
SEPTEMBER 6, 1958 – JANUARY 22, 2023
Cynthia Leigh Cramer, age 64, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Cramer family.
April 25, 1940 - January 22, 2023
Marlene Rodgers, 82, of Knightsville, Indiana passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, following a brief illness.
Marlene was born in Putnam County, Indiana on April 25, 1940, the daughter of Joseph and Zella (Schroer) Neese. She married Ronald Rodgers on September 15, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2020 after 59 years of marriage. She was involved in TOPS IN 280 for many years. Marlene also attended the Community Missionary Church for many years.
Marlene enjoyed collecting dolls, working puzzles, photography, baking cookies and candy, and deer watching.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Zella Neese; husband Ron Rodgers; her siblings: Roy Neese, Jane Carter, Clyde Neese, Frances Neese, Betty Konard, and Mary Belle Spellbring.
Marlene is survived by two sons: Gary Rodgers and wife Beth and Jeff Rodgers and wife Leslie; grandchildren: Jaxson Rodgers, Zach Rodgers, and Hayley Rodgers; great-grandchildren: Braxton, Gabriel, Ryker, Maverick, Kashton, and Vaelyn; a brother Ron Neese; a sister Geneva Eggers as well as several extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E, National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be at the funeral home, on Saturday, at 1:00 with Pastor Scott Aselage officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
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Betty Jane Whitlock
JANUARY 17, 1926 – JANUARY 21, 2023
Betty Jane Whitlock, 97, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 surrounded by her family.
Born January 17, 1926 in Anderson, IN. the daughter of Clarence R. and Nona Lillabell “Lily” (Lagle) Parks.
Betty had worked at G.C. Murphy for 31 years as an assistant manager. After retiring she went back to work in the cafeteria for the Greencastle Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Whitlock; a son, Raymond Lee Whitlock; two brothers and five sisters.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Donna Sue (husband Kenny) Sowers; grandchildren, Robert Wiley, Delinda Burdine, Cindy Thompson, Jennifer Wiley, and Suzanne Parra; 15 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM on Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Fillmore Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Whitlock family.
November 2, 1929 - January 20, 2023
Evelyn Lucille Brown, 93, passed away January 20, 2023. Lucille was born to the late Homer and Nellie (Nicole) Fox on November 2, 1929 in Vigo County.
Lucille graduated from Fontanet High School. In February of 1949, Lucille married Jack Brown, who preceded her in death in 2003. She spent most of her life as a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends and family.
Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, one daughter, Kathy, two sons, Mike and Bill Brown, siblings, Rosemary, Jean, Richard, Homer Jr., Robert as well as two infant siblings.
Lucille is survived by her son, Jack Brown (Theresa), three grandchildren, Chris Brown (Susie), Amie Maurer (Jason), and Ashley Whitman (Clay), six great grandchildren, Brodie, Michael, Drew, Sydney, Bryce, and Evelyn, and daughter in law, Joetta Brown.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25th from 11-1 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service officiated by Robert Muncie will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
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Thomas G. Wilson
January 1, 1949 - January 18, 2023
Thomas G. Wilson, 74 of Brazil, passed away January 18, 2023 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born January 1, 1949 in Indianapolis, IN. the son of Nicholas and Norma Woodsmall Wilson. Tom graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1966.
Tom worked for 39 years for the Eckrich Company in sales. Later in life he found a vocation that he really enjoyed, being a school bus driver for Clay Community Schools. He liked being with the kids and they, in turn, cared about him. Many cards and notes were sent during his illness.
Tom was a “mans man” and was close to a great group of friends. They shared sports, cards, beers, and some laughs together. The quote of “A great man to many people” was used to describe Tom.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Butler Wilson; their children Melissa Wilson Girton of Brazil and Mitchell Wilson and wife Shelley of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Brody Girton (Jasmine), Baylor Girton (Clarissa), Jake Smull, Oliver Wilson and Charles Carter; great-grandson, Jensen Michael Girton; sisters Bonnie Schultz (Joe) and Christine Morlan; brother Michael Wilson; nieces, nephews and a great crew of friends.
A time to Celebrate Tom’s Life will be January 27, 2023 beginning at 4:00pm at the American Legion Post #2 in Brazil. Please join the family to toast the life and times of Tom Wilson.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to the YMCA Youth Food Program, 225 E. Kruzan St. Brazil, IN. 47834
September 11, 1939 - January 19, 2023
Susan Louise Farris Crick, 83 of Brazil, passed away January 19, 2023, at Union Hospital. She was born September 11, 1939 in Clay County, the daughter of Stanley Menuard Farris and Vada Ellen Flockhart Farris. Susie graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1957. She attended Indiana State Teachers College and received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development from Almeda.
On June 24, 1961, Susie was united in marriage to William A. Crick. While they were in the Shelbyville area for Bill’s career, Susie served on the Board of the Girls Club as Secretary. As their path brought them back to Brazil, they both were active members of the 1st Presbyterian Church. Susie has served the church in many capacities including Deacon, Trustee and Elder. She brought over 60 children from the neighborhood to Bible School over the years. She also has been dedicated to serving Sunday Suppers each week.
Susie has been an active member in Clay County, serving as a past board member of the Brazil Public Library, and as Secretary and President; a Founder of the Clay County Literacy Foundation, along side with Father Spicuzza and Dr. Robert Maurer; member of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Clay County Secretary; Tri-Kappa member and P.E.O. Sisterhood.
These simple words do not do justice to the person the Miss Susie truly was. She was someone that gave of her time, talents, experience, energy, and substance. She was a joy to know and to love.
Survivors include her son, William Jobe Crick, and wife Deborah Binder Crick; her grandchildren, Owen Turner Geswein, Gracelle Rebecca Geswein (fiancé Cevin), Victoria Marie-Louise Doughty (Austin), William Samuel Crick; sister Barbara Stearley and many nieces, nephews, greats, and great-greats.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers and a sister; her husband Bill Crick in 2005 and their daughter Sarah Crick Geswein in 2018.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Walnut St. Brazil, IN with Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Poland Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, envelopes will be available.
Nancy B. Albin
AUGUST 5, 1940 – JANUARY 19, 2023
Nancy B. Albin, 82 formerly of Terre Haute passed away on January 19, 2023 in Clark, NJ. Born in Hillsdale on August 5, 1940 to Violet and Delbert Sykes formerly of Clinton.
Nancy retired from a long employment at Roots Department Store, had an immense love for her dogs particularly Gretchen & Greta, enjoyed baking with family particularly making Pumpkin Pies and holiday cookies and a passion, demonstrated by years of dedicated service, as a choir member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church while serving meals to those less fortunate at various locations.
She is preceded in death by her parents Violet and Delbert Sykes, husband James D. Albin, daughter Brenda Albin-Jasmin, brothers James and Dick Sykes, and Grandson Donald.
Nancy is survived by her son Steven and daughter in-law Donna of Clark, NJ. Grandchildren Nick, Antonio, Alyssa, Jessica, Gianna, Zachary and Great Grandchildren Kayla, Aria and Alessio, sister-in-law Sarah and Anne Sykes including many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 27 with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church. Nancy will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park's Chapel of Memories.
In lieu of flowers, contribution in memory of Nancy may be made to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, 1203 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Judith Ann Minor
January 17, 1944 - January 17, 2023
Judith Ann Minor of Brazil, passed away on January 17, 2023 on her 79th birthday in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Judy was born on January 17, 1944 in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of Veryl and Edith Godfrey. The family moved to Bowling Green, IN, where they lived previously, in 1949. Judy graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1962.
On June 22, 1962, Judy was united in marriage to Kenny Minor. She was a homemaker and stay at home mother to their three children and several foster children.
Judy worked temporarily at IBM in Greencastle and Charlotte, NC; a doll factory in NC and also at Adami’s Restaurant.
She was a talented China painter, belonging to several China painting groups. Judy was a member of the Clay County Homemakers, Ornament Club and was Junior Church leader when they attended Harmony Community Church. She was also a Sunday School teacher and a devoted member of Ebenezer Church.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Minor; children, Kristy Evans (Jerry), Jeff Minor (Shelly) and Jody Caraway (Dan); grandchildren, Justine Acton (Paul), Logan Thompson (Hannah), Tabatha Wilson, Derek Wilson, Kayla Wilson, Hannah Willard (Josh), Bryce Minor (Rachel); great-grandchildren, Kyler Wilson, and Blaire Willard; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Veryl and Edith Godfrey; siblings, Max Godfrey, Jay Godfrey, Marjorie Miller; grandson, Zachary Minor and mother and father in law, Clifford and Elsie Minor.
Services will be held Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2:00pm at French Funeral Home, Pastor Dan Webster officiating. Burial will be at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Ebenezer Church or to the Clay County Humane Shelter.
Beverly Kay Livengood
SEPTEMBER 9, 1946 – JANUARY 18, 2023
Beverly Kay Livengood, age 76, of Rosedale, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
She was born on September 9, 1946 in Terre Haute, to Martha (Edwards) Jones and Joe Lohse.
Beverly was a graduate of Turkey Run High School.
She is survived by her loving son, Clint Livengood; 3 grandchildren: Kailynn Dickey (Chet), Hanna Livengood, and Landen Livengood; one brother, Robert Lohse (Teresa); two sisters, Judy Solomon and Tina Nacke (Mike); along with several nieces, nephews, and special friends: Debbie Szatkowski, and Mike and Ann Moore. Beverly is also survived by her beloved dog, Chip.
Beverly was a member of The Lyford Bible Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. Most of all, Beverly cherished the time she had with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Dennis Livengood; son, Travis Livengood.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home from 11am-1pm. Service will begin at 1pm, with Pastor Jeremy Coombes officiating. A graveside service to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband and son.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Livengood family.
William Max Wilson Jr.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1963 – JANUARY 17, 2023
William Max Wilson Jr., age 59, of Bainbridge, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
Born September 1, 1963 in Greencastle, he was the son of William Max Sr. and Rita Ann (Morlan) Wilson.
Billy worked as an assembler at the Putnam County Comprehensive Services for several years.
He is survived by his brother, Marty Crowe and wife Cindy, brother Scott Wilson; sister, Kimberly Horn and his ex-wife, Kathy Kiger.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Billy to the Putnam County Comprehensive services.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Wilson family.
Lynne Catherine Steele
SEPTEMBER 4, 1948 – JANUARY 18, 2023
Lynne Catherine Steele, 74, of Brazil formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 surrounded by her family.
Born September 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas, she was the daughter of John Henry and Ann (Meeks) Myers. She attended L’Anse Creuse High School in Mt. Clemons, Michigan.
Lynne had worked as the kitchen manager at Asbury Towers Healthcare for several years. She had also worked at Hogate Hall at DePauw University. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, V.F.W., and American Legion all of Greencastle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Steele Jr; brother, John Myers; sisters, Gail McLin and Anne Keller; in-laws, Edgar Sr. and Gail Steele and brother-in-law, Gary Steele.
Lynne is survived by her daughter, Margo Ives; grandson, Keegan Ives; a brother, Robert (wife Mary Jane) Myers; a sister, Carol (husband Tom) Stegner; nephew/son, Chad (wife Cathy) McLin; sister-in-law, Donna (husband Jerry) Williams; brother-in-laws, Mike (wife Rhonda) Steele and Bryan (wife Peggy) Steele; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Monday, January 23rd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lynne’s memory to the Humane Society of P County or the Putnam County Comprehensive Services
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Steele family.
Charles W. Simon
August 19, 1939 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 83)
Charles William Simon, age 83 of Cloverdale passed away January 18th, 2023.
He was born August 19th, 1939 to the late Charles and Beulah (Stanton) Simon.
Charles married Wanda (Brown) Simon June 22nd, 1965 and she survives.
Charles retired from National Starch Chemical in 2002 after 39 years, he was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Cloverdale and the Cloverdale Lions Club.
In addition to his wife Wanda he is also survived by his children Darryl Simon of Lawrenceburg, IN, Leslie Justice (Mike) of Greendale, IN, Gil (Stella) Wheeler of Brownsburg, IN, Joe Wheeler of Franklin, IN, Ky Wheeler of Cloverdale, IN; sisters Barbara Simon, Linda Hancock; grandchildren Stacey Roberson, Brian Wheeler, Marc Wheeler, Nathan Wheeler, Stella Anna Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler, Drew Simon, Tony Frick, Curt Frick, Michael Justice, Cory Simon, Kelli Simon; 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his sons Tim Wheeler, David Simon; sisters Zoe Donna Simon, Betty Lieske, Dorothy Moore; brothers John B. Simon, Gordon Simon.
Funeral services for Charles will be held at 1:00 pm Monday January 23rd, 2023 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Cloverdale Lions Club or the American Cancer Society in Charles’s name. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net
John H. Milner
May 19, 1941 - January 17, 2023
John H. Milner, 81, of Rockville, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on January 17, 2023 while staying at Hutson Woods.
John was born on May 19, 1941, in Carbon, Indiana, the son of Anson “Si” Richard and Mary (Mitchell) Milner. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1959. John married Dorothy Mace on July 10, 1960. John worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for 31 years before retiring in 1996.
When he wasn’t working John enjoyed hunting, running his Beagles and coon hounds. He also enjoyed pulling ponies and horses and especially riding his 4-wheeler.
John was preceded in death by his parents Si and Mary Milner and two sisters: Thelma Thomas and Marie Milner.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy Milner; three children: Micci Jo Anglin (Cody), John A. Milner, Bob Milner (Juanita); grandchildren: Gredin Anglin, Megan Anglin, Porchia Ryan (Bobby Myles), Grace Myers (Eric), and Dustin Milner (Virginia Graf); great-grandchildren: Jaylie, Josh, Annastazja, Alice, Keira, Kaine, and one on the way; a brother David Milner (Dorothy); as well as several extended family members and friends.
Services will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. 47834, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 7:00 PM with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the services from 5:00 PM until time of services.
Mary Marguerite (Sanderson) Barnes
November 24, 1917 ~ January 14, 2023 (age 105)
Mary Marguerite Barnes passed away at one hundred five years old on January 14, 2023 at Owen Valley Nursing Home. Marguerite was preceded in death by her father Walter C. Sanderson, her mother Ethie M. Sanderson, her brothers Estes and William Sanderson and her husband Owen Barnes. Marguerite is survived by her son, Victor Barnes, her grandchildren Stacy Tucker and her husband Brad Tucker, Tracy McBride and her husband the late Tim McBride, Chad Receveur and Trisha Barnes and her fiancé Scott Husler, as well as her great grandchildren Brady Tucker and his wife Mira Tucker, Mitchell McBride and his fiancé Katie Hammett, Mathew McBride and Aydin Receveur. When Marguerite was not helping to run the farm she enjoyed gardening, taking nature walks, sewing/quilting, baking her delicious pies and going to church on Sundays. The good Lord called her home to be reunited with her beloved husband and family. Marguerite will be missed as a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Friend and priceless member of her community. We were privileged to have her with us as long as we did. We love you and we will miss you. Sympathy flowers may be sent to Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, IN or in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to a charity close to Marguerite’s heart, The Red Cross. Family and friends are invited to come and say goodbye to Marguerite at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, IN on Friday January 20, 2023 at 1 p.m. for the viewing followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net
March 3, 1943 - January 15, 2023
Lyla Jill Nussel, 79, passed away January 15, 2023 surrounded by her family. Lyla was born to the late Lyle and Lloy (Reynolds) Gilliatt in Brazil on March 3, 1943.
Lyla graduated from Staunton High School. After graduation, Lyla married her high school sweetheart, Richard Nussel on June 23, 1962. She worked for many years as a realtor in Brazil, ultimately retiring from Emmert Realty. Lyla was a member of the Staunton United Methodist Church, where she often volunteered in the food pantry. Lyla was a very loving, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Lyla was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Zo June Gilliatt.
Lyla is survived by her husband, Richard Nussel, two daughters, Sharri Schamihorn (Kerry), Amy Winn (Cody), grandchildren, Jacob (Madison), Heather, Tessa, Olivia, Zeb, Lyle and Teddi, great grandchildren, Jillian, Lyla, Shiloh, Greyson, and Richard Jacob. Lyla is also survived by her four-legged best friends, Charlie and Tommy.
All services will be private.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
April 12, 1946 - January 15, 2023
Loretta Truax, 76, of Jamestown, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her home, Sunday, January 15, 2023. She was born April 12, 1946, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Everett Lee and Lucy (Renner) Burdine.
After graduating from J. Everett Light Career Center in Indianapolis, Loretta went on to receive a degree in dietary management and worked for many years at Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis.
Loretta attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Jamestown. She enjoyed cooking and loved her family.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Day and Jay (Susan) Green both of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Marcus) Griffin of Cicero, Misty Day of Washington, Zak Green of Lizton, and Amanda Green of Jamestown; several great-grandchildren; and brothers, Vernon “Cotton” (Flonnie) Burdine of Lebanon and William (Joyce) Burdine of Terre Haute.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Rasool; sister, Roberta Cook; and brother, J.E. Burdine.
Funeral Services are planned for 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Porter and Hunt Funeral Home, 315 West Main Street, in Jamestown, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown.
Memorials may be directed in her memory to the Church of God of Prophecy.
Tony Lalen Jr.
November 4, 1981 - January 15, 2023
Tony Tod Lalen Jr. 41, passed away January 15, 2023 at his residence. Tony was born to Tony and Jeanie (Hoke) Lalen on November 4, 1981 in Brazil.
Tony enjoyed fishing, ginseng and mushroom hunting, collecting comic books, and spending time outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his children. Tony was a jack of all trades, he often worked on roofs, installed fences and gutters, and worked at various factory jobs. Tony was a charmer, had a quick wit, was a big conspiracy theorist, and was able to always put a smile on everyone’s face. Most importantly, Tony was a fighter. He battled cancer for four days shy of eight years.
Tony is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jean and Elmo Hoke, an uncle, Jeff Hoke, and two cousins, Jesse Ray and Jacob Hoke.
Tony is survived by his two children, Jace Lalen (Tearra Moorhead), Nevaeh Lalen, his parents, one sister, Jayme Walden (Charley), nieces Jewel Huey (Cameron), Madison Aubrey, nephew Jaden Mathews special friend and mother to his daughter, Iris Wright, special cousin, JC Lalen, as well as many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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David G. Crane
Jan. 11, 1937-Jan. 11, 2023
After a brief battle with cancer, Dr. David Goodrich Crane entered heaven on Jan. 11, 2023, to enjoy a birthday celebration with his Savior. He was 86.
Born in Chicago on Jan. 11, 1937, “Baby David” was the youngest of five children born to Dr. George and Cora Crane.
While he came of age in Chicago, David credited the long summers and annual holidays spent on the family farm in Hillsboro, Ind., for giving him his education in “horse sense,” which served him well throughout his life.
After graduating from high school in Chicago, David joined his siblings — including his “Irish twin” brother and best friend, Dan — at Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he excelled in academics and developed a lifelong love of art. He also enjoyed participating on the track team, swim team, baseball team and football team.
He graduated from Hillsdale in 1958 and went on to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, graduating with his medical degree in 1962. He did his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and his residency in psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine.
David also entered law school at Indiana University in 1960, simultaneously juggling night law classes with his medical school duties.
In 1966, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving as a captain and division psychiatrist for the 25th Infantry Division during his tour in Cu Chi, Vietnam.
In Vietnam, David also met Joan Leslee Brockman, who hailed from Portland, Ore., and was a captain in the Army, serving as a post-op nurse in a field hospital.
Upon their return from Vietnam, David and Joanie were married Jan. 19, 1969, in Hillsboro and began their life together in Bloomington, Ind., where David served as the director of the Monroe County Mental Health Clinic. He also graduated from the Indiana University School of Law that same year.
He later worked as the staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, and served as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine — a position he enjoyed for 30 years.
By 1970, he also opened a private practice, with an office in Bloomington and another in Mooresville, Ind.
He and Joan moved into a farmhouse just outside Martinsville, Ind., in 1971, and two years later, they welcomed their firstborn son, who was followed by three brothers over the next five years.
During this time, David also had three unsuccessful runs for a U.S. Congressional seat in Indiana’s 6th District.
The losses were devastating to David at the time, but in later years, he looked back and credited God’s divine plan, which allowed him to stay close to home and intentionally invest in the lives of his four boys, along with so many others.
In private practice, David’s wisdom, wit and “horse sense” approach had a lasting impact in the lives of his patients, and many credit his assistance in helping them navigate some of the most difficult periods of their lives. He retired in 2016 at the age of 79.
David was a homebody, who enjoyed time in the great outdoors and the simple pleasures of life. He was also a devout Christian and faithfully attended John Wesley Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis for the last 53 years.
Apart from his decision to accept Jesus Christ as his savior, David pointed to the decision to marry Joan as the most important of his life. He often lauded her devotion to God, as well as her many talents and qualities, for sustaining the pivotal role she played in raising their sons, in addition to helping so many others throughout their nearly 54 years of marriage.
David was preceded in death by his first four children lost to miscarriage, his brothers George Crane IV, Philip Crane and Daniel Crane, as well as father George W. Crane III and mother Cora Crane.
David leaves behind wife Joan Crane of Martinsville, sons John (Jean) Crane of Avon, Ind., Douglas (Natalie) Crane of Indianapolis, Ethan (Grecia) Crane of Indianapolis, and Stephen (Laurin) Crane of Martinsville, as well as 16 grandchildren. He also leaves behind sister Judith “Judy” (Crane) Ross of Chicago, along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for David will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at John Wesley Free Methodist Church, 5900 W. 46th St., Indianapolis. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m., with a service at 5 p.m.
Flowers may be sent to the church in care of Pastor Bill Gue at 317-291-3730.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 25th Infantry Division Association, P.O. Box 7, Flourtown, PA 19031-0007, or to Sagamore Leadership Initiative — of which he was a founder — at sagamoreleadership.org or at P.O. Box 34558, Indianapolis, IN 46234-9998.
Because David donated his body to science, a small graveside service will be held at a later date. Maus Funeral Home in Attica, Ind., is handling arrangements.
Daniel A. Haskett
June 24, 1951-Dec. 12, 2022
Daniel A. Haskett, 71, passed into the Heavenly Mountains on Dec. 12, 2022, in the loving arms of his wife, Tammie Nichols-Haskett, at their home in Burns, Wyoming.
Daniel was born June 24, 1951, at Crawfordsville, to Joseph B. Haskett and Marjorie Stephens Haskett.
After graduating from Waveland High School in 1969, Daniel worked at RR Donnelly & Sons before becoming an over the road truck driver, and later moving to Wyoming. In 1983 Daniel moved to Texas with Vickie, and began a 33-year career with NRG Power. He retired as a control room operator in 2015, returning to Cheyenne, Wyoming with Vickie who passed away in 2017. Daniel worked part time for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper from 2018 until the time of his passing. He was also a member of the Burns Lion’s Club.
Daniel found happiness again with Tammie Nichols. A casual meeting over pizza blossomed into a beautiful relationship and Daniel and Tammie spent their time camping in the mountains, riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle, and enjoying their fondness of baseball. Daniel and Tammie were married on Dec. 9, 2022, in their home. Daniel was such a special man and he will be missed dearly.
Surviving family includes: wife Tammie Nichols-Haskett and dog, Chevy, Burns, Wyoming; daughter Stanette Balser, Crawfordsville; sons, Sean (Allison) Haskett, Bloomington, and Chad Ourada (Kimberly Tipsword), Cheyenne, Wyoming; step-daughters, Bailey (Cole) Chandler, Centralia, Missouri and Rylee Nichols (Cody Docheff) Kremmling, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Meghan, Darek, Cameron, Keaton, Austin, Carter, Riley and Ella; four great-grandchildren, Sophie, Luke, Mason and Gunner; brother Bill (Kathy) Haskett, Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister Cheryl Douglas, New Market; and former spouse, Terri Lawson, Crawfordsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Karen France.
Jack A Pittman
FEBRUARY 2, 1951 – JANUARY 16, 2023
Jack A Pittman, age 71, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Pittman family.
John David Edwards
OCTOBER 20, 1955 – JANUARY 11, 2023
John David Edwards, age 67, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Edwards family.
January 6, 1933 - January 13, 2023
Joan (Pell) Hood, 90, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 13, 2023, while staying at Cloverleaf Health Care.
Joan was born on January 6, 1933, in Clay County, Indiana the daughter of Jesse and Ferrie (Weaver) Pell. She graduated as the co-valedictorian, with Bill Price, from Van Buren High School with the class of 1951. Joan married Don Hood on September 28, 1951. He preceded her in death after 47 years of marriage.
Joan attended Ebenezer Church for many years. She enjoyed mowing and watching IU Basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Ferrie Pell; her siblings: Virgie McDonald, Dean Pell, Doyne Pell, Si Pell, Norma Hood, Joy Hybarger, Jay Pell, and Dale Pell.
She is survived by her son Doug Hood; her daughter Kelly Short (Sam); grandchildren: Josh Short, Ryan Short (Bridgette), Katie Vickery (Ike); great-grandchildren: Levon Vickery, Bristol Short, and Bella Short; dear friend Jim Howard and close friend Kathy Hood; as well as many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made to Ebenezer Church 10909 E. County Road 100 East Brazil, Indiana 47834.
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Teresa Ann Eder
October 7, 1961 - January 14, 2023
Teresa Ann Eder, 61 of Terre Haute, passed away January 14, 2023 at 4:28 am in her home surrounded by her family. She was diagnosed with lung cancer this past July. She had completed treatment, but a cure was not to be.
Teresa was born October 7, 1961 in Terre Haute, the daughter of David and Helen Norman Bauer. She graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School.
In 1992, Teresa was united in marriage to Richard “Rick” Eder. They both have worked at the Great Dane, Brazil Plant. Teresa was an organized lady and she very much was the center of their family. She liked to plan camping trips to Sullivan Lake where the golf cart was used and boating made for a great day. She also enjoyed their trips to Myrtle Beach and Orange Beach for a relaxing beach vacation. Wherever Teresa was, she had her nails done and her pretty rings on her hands.
Survivors include her husband Rick Eder of Terre Haute; their children, Ricky Eder and wife Brittney, Brian Eder and wife Whitney, and Alicia Eder (Kyle Dite); grandchildren, BrittLee Eder, Karlia Eder, R. J. Eder, Emmalee Eder, Brian Michael Eder, Kelsey Eder, Keegan Chambers, Benjamin Eder, Brilee Eder, Ashton Grigsby, Braylyn Grigsby, Hayden Grigsby; great-grandchild, Luka Donnar; two brothers, David Bauer, Jim Norman (Dawn Ann); nieces, nephews and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law Stephanie Bauer.
Services will be held January 21, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Lawson-Miller Chapel with Brandon Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be January 21, from 11-1:00.
Thomas Alan Edington
July 9, 1960 - January 12, 2023
Thomas “Tommy” Alan Edington, 62, of Brazil, Indiana entered Heaven’s gates on January 12, 2023, following injuries sustained in a fall.
Tom was born, in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 9, 1960, the son of Louis and Mable (White) Edington. He attended West Vigo High School. As a teenager, Tom worked at Fueling Stations as an attendant. He moved on to work at Garage World in Brazil. For the past 42 years, Tom was a welder at Great Dane Trailers, in Brazil.
Tom was a volunteer firefighter for 21 years with the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department. He had served several years as assistant chief. Most recently, Tom had been attending First Baptist Church, in Brazil.
Tom enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spending time outdoors, doing yard work, fishing, camping, and boating. Tom also loved to work on cars, all types of construction – even building his own home. Tom loved “window shopping”, making wish lists, going on long car rides, and loved cooking for his family. His specialty was as a grill master. His ribs and pulled pork were better than any restaurant. He dreamed of opening a restaurant someday.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mable Edington.
He is survived by his 3 children: Thomas S. Edington of Carbon, Tamara Heck (David) of Brazil, and David Edington (Jess) of Brazil; grandchildren: Jaicee Stewart, Kyler Stewart, Triston Edington, Thomas S. Edington II, Candice Normandeau, Tyler Range, Karson Lacey, Kameron Lacey, and Korbin Heck; a great-granddaughter Arika Roberts as well as several extended family members and friends.
Memorial services will be held at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
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Juliet Ann (Moore) Varnes
May 21, 1957 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 65)
Juliet Ann Varnes, age 66 of Cloverdale went to be with the Lord January 12th, 2023.
She was born May 21st, 1957 to the late Aubrey and Barbara (Summers) Moore.
Juliet married Raymond Varnes May 22nd, 1976 and he survives.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children ZoeAnn (Jerry) Chernowsky, Holly (Donnie) Alexander, Daniel (Sara) Varnes, Rachel Varnes (Giancarlo) Salvatore, Rebecca (Darrin) Grotrian; sister Cynthia Gamble; brother Robin Moore; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Juliet will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday January 17th, 2023 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service time of 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Private graveside services will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net
Veleda "Vedee" Jean Eldridge
February 5, 1934 - January 10, 2023
Veleda “Vedee” Jean Eldridge, 88, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on January 10, 2023, following complications of a stroke.
Veleda was born on February 5, 1934, in Clay County, Indiana the daughter of Alva “Blunder” and Edna (Howald) Atkinson. She graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1951. Veleda married Jack D. Eldridge, 71 years ago, on January 13, 1952.
Veleda loved spending time with her family, reading and studying her Bible, gardening, and crocheting. She was known for making her delicious Christmas Rolls for the holidays. She enjoyed baking pies, cookies, and breads. She loved playing board games, working puzzles, and reading with her grandchildren. She had attended Berea Christian Church for many years. More recently, she had been a member of the Brazil First Christian Church. For many years she taught and lead songs at Vacation Bible School.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alva “Blunder” and Edna Atkinson; two siblings: Patricia Bolden and Richard Atkinson.
Surviving are her husband Jack D. Eldridge; children: Beverly (John) Turner, Alva (Kathy) Eldridge, and Gordon (Cris) Eldridge; grandchildren: Scot Turner, Jason (Mandy) Turner, Jennifer (Jeromy) White, Trent (Mandi) Eldridge, Andrick (Shayla) Eldridge; Great-grandchildren: Makayla (Mark) Paullus, Jonathan Turner, Emalyn Turner, Easton Turner, Addyson White, Owen White, Maisie Eldridge, Brooklyn Eldridge, Trey Eldridge, Emorie Eldridge, and baby Eldridge on the way; two siblings: Paul (Ann) Atkinson and Donna (Dr. David) Dersch as well as several extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Sunday, January 15, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Sunday, at 3:00 PM with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.
Douglas Merle Sefton
FEBRUARY 13, 1955 – JANUARY 10, 2023
Douglas Merle Sefton, 67, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Douglas was born in Indianapolis on February 13, 1955, the son of Thomas Emerson and Wanetta Louise (Love) Sefton.
Mr. Sefton was a member of the Church by the Lake, and was a former member of UAW. He worked for Allison Motors in Indianapolis for 13 years until his retirement in 1988. Douglas enjoyed going to church, riding his bicycle, and fishing. You could always find him cleaning up around the community, he loved to help people.
Survivors include his brother Thomas Sefton; his sister, Debra Culbertson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Michael and Jerome Sefton.
The family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.
Brenda Sue Bryan
AUGUST 29, 1942 – JANUARY 11, 2023
Brenda Sue Bryan, age 80, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com for the Bryan family.
Michael W. Wiggins
May 2, 1979 ~ January 9, 2023 (age 43)
Michael W. Wiggins, age 43 of Cloverdale, passed away January 9th, 2023. He was born May 2nd, 1979 in San Diego, California to the late Michael Wiggins and Melody Pfeffer-Kenworthy. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather Raymond Kenworthy, sister Michelle Lee and her husband David, and his niece Alexis Lee. Cremation was entrusted to Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.
Ruby J. Pleake
June 9, 1924 ~ January 6, 2023 (age 98)
Ruby Jane Pleake, 98, of Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at The Waters.
Ruby was born June 9, 1924 in Hodgenvile, Ky., to parents Everett and Alma Scott.
She attended and graduated Amo High School.
She married Jewell V. Pleake on April 6, 1947, and he preceded her in death in November 1983.
She is survived by her two sons, Jerry and Monty Pleake; two grandsons, Shon and Steven; and four great-grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Hall, Ind.
Richard A. Brown
December 4, 1926 - January 10, 2023
Richard A. Brown, 96, of Lewis, Indiana passed away at Gibson Family Center of Hospice Care, on January 10, 2023 following a short illness.
Richard was born on December 4, 1926, in Centerpoint, Indiana, the son of Hovey and Ruth (Dressler) Brown. He graduated from Bowling Green High School with the class of 1945. Richard worked as a farmer and a truck driver. He retired at the age of 85.
He was a life-long member of the Oregon Baptist Church. There he served as deacon as well as several other capacities over his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hovey and Ruth Brown; wife Martha J. (Miller) Brown; his brothers James Brown, Ted Brown, and Elsworth Brown; twin sisters in infancy Angela Brown and Angeline Brown.
Survivors include his two sons and their spouses: David Brown (Robin) and Mark Brown (Pam); his daughter Beverly Tiefel (Jerry); grandchildren: Lindsay Brown, Luke Brown (Amanda), Heather Allen, Leslie Nickels (Nate), Meghan Bankert (Dustin), John Christopher Tiefel, Bryce Brown (Susan), Melissa Orman (Jason), Andy Brown (Leah); great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Emily, Hannah, Adelaide, Chance, Ava, Tyler, Chase, Lanie, Hunter, Oakley, Noah, Aaron, Logan, Landon, Payden, Jarrett, and Thatcher; a brother Rodney Brown (Carol) as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Visitation will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth Street Clay City, Indiana 47841 on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Brad Geary. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Indiana.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.
Kim E. Smith
August 24, 1970 - January 9, 2023
Kim E. Smith, 52, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at his home on January 9, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Kim was born on August 24, 1970, in Terre Haute, Indiana the son of Bobby and Carolyn (Sisson) Smith. He graduated from Terre Haute South High School with the class of 1988. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 1st Cavalry, Black Knight Division, where he served his country for 9 years before being honorably discharged following a vehicular accident. Kim served in Iraq during Desert Storm. Kim attended Indiana State University and Ivy Tech where he received a degree in Human Services. He had received a degree as an Addictions Counselor from Indiana Wesleyan and was currently working on earning his master’s degree.
Over the years, Kim worked for AMC Movie Theatre, Bemis, Walmart, Great Dane, Elder Beerman, and as a truck driver. Most recently he had been working for C.A.R.S.. He married Jennifer Bass on June 11, 2005. Kim was an avid Indianapolis Colts Football and IU Basketball fan. Kim participated in El Shaddai Emmaus walk #93 and has been attending Union United Church in Brazil.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents Bobby Smith and Carolyn Smith and his father-in-law Kenny Bass and uncle Bill Sisson.
Kim is survived by his wife Jennifer Smith; two daughters Hannah Forward (Allen) of Columbus, Indiana and Anna Smith of Brazil, Indiana; a son Kenny Smith of Brazil, Indiana; brothers: David Smith (Cheryl), Bill Smith (Karen), and Greg Smith (Sandy); mother-in-law Sue Bass - Harmon (Bob); brothers-in-law Kent Bass (Angie) and Eric Bass (Kathli) as well as many other friends and family members.
Visitation will be at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Monday, January 16, 2023 from 4-8 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Rick Koch officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.
John C. Emison Jr.
MAY 6, 1922 – DECEMBER 25, 2022
John C. Emison Jr., age 100, of Chatham, Massachusetts passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Emison family.
December 27, 1941 - January 4, 2023
Mr. Edward Alan Nevins, 81, of N. Lake Louise Drive, Mocksville, North Carolina, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at his home. He was born in Clay County, Indiana on December 27, 1941, to the late Marion Russell and Helen Maxwell Nevins.
For many years, Edward and Patricia were very active members with their church; The Brazil (UPC) United Pentecostal Church, of which Edward was also a ‘trustee’ for many years.
In his work years, he was a member of the build team that built the I-70 west section, and worked numerous general contracting roles. He later went to work for Public Service Indiana, notably spending many years in the control room at the Wabash River power station. In addition to a busy work life, he served his community for many years in various roles with the Clay County Council and as friends and family know, he was always keen to talk politics.
In early retirement, as you might expect with a Nevins boy, he continued to work. Working for several years with his brother Bob at Mansfield Stone in Brazil Indiana, notably including supplying stone for the Indiana Museum & Historic Sites. In later retirement Edward and Patricia relocated to North Carolina to enjoy the warmer climate and be closer to their grandchildren.
In his free-time, he enjoyed being with friends and family, playing board games, cooking, driving, and vacation trips. He loved to go to car shows and riding around in in his red F150. He had a love of history and American culture and as various friends know, he loved to just meet, drink coffee, and talk, in fact he never considered anyone a stranger, and was always friendly with everyone he met and was first to lend a helping hand with friends and family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Nevins.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Patricia Henry Nevins; two daughters, Patsy Nevins-Plant (Tom) of Advance, North Carolina and Angela Renee Nevins of Birmingham, Alabama; two grandchildren, Andrew Mitchell Plant, and Laura Elizabeth Plant; a brother, Robert Nevins (Cheryl) of Brazil, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Thursday, January 12th from 4-8 P.M. at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 13th at 2 P.M. at Brazil United Pentecostal Church, 1088 US-40 in Brazil. Friends and family may visit from 1 P.M. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
To post a note of condolence, please visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com
Roberta Ann Claypool
April 9, 1943-Jan. 5, 2023
Roberta Ann Claypool, 79, of Mellott passed away at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 202, at home.
Roberta was born April 9, 1943, at Crawfordsville, the daughter of the late Robert William and Mildred May (Nine) Claypool. She was raised in Mellott and graduated from Richland Township High School.
She worked as a director of housekeeping in hotel management. She adored her pet cats and was an avid animal lover.
As per her wishes cremation services were accorded her and inurnment will be with her parents in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro, at a later date.
Melvin Ancil Andrew
JULY 7, 1936 – JANUARY 8, 2023
Melvin Ancil Andrew, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Westminster Village. He was born on July 7, 1936, at home in Catlin, Parke County, Indiana to Aaron Ancil and Eppie Marie (Penrod) Andrew. He married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Ruth Milligan on November 25, 1956.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma Andrew of Terre Haute; daughter, Karen Durr and husband, Gregg, of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Robert Nicholas Durr and wife, Kaitland, of Terre Haute; Adrian Matthew Durr and wife, Jessica, of Palmer, AK; and Emily Lynne Durr and fiancé, Christopher Clapp of Terre Haute; great-grandchildren, Chad Maxwell Durr and Harleigh Jade Durr; brothers, Raymond Andrew and wife, Ann, of Gainesville, FL; and Glenn Andrew and wife, Carol, of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A 1954 graduate of Bridgeton High School, Melvin enlisted in the Indiana Air National Guard after graduation. He served for a short time and then began working as a civilian on the base for nearly fifteen years. He worked the remainder of his career as a service manager for Freitag-Weinhardt and Gibson Services.
Melvin was the calm in the storm and as steady as a rock. Blessed with eternal patience and always gracious, Melvin impacted lives without saying as much as even a word. His lawn was his hobby and not a blade of grass was out of place. Melvin understood the importance of taking care of things to make them last, not only material items, but people and relationships as well. Melvin devoted time daily to his relationship with the Lord and was a lifelong member of Bridgeton United Methodist Church. He loved life and loved his family. He was a devoted husband, wonderful dad, and doting grandfather. His family was his greatest accomplishment. He rests in Heaven, knowing that he is loved.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 14 at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will begin following the visitation on Saturday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Linda Smock officiating. Melvin will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by VFW Post 972. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mattoxwood.com
Virginia Rose Childress
JANUARY 2, 1925 – JANUARY 7, 2023
Virginia Rose Daily Childress, Greencastle, Indiana, passed away on January 7, 2023 at Asbury Towers Hospice.
She was born January 2, 1925 in Ellettsville, Indiana, to John Earl Daily and Lena Mae King Daily. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1942. Virginia and Austin Bruce Childress were united in marriage on February 14, 1945. They were married 54 years until his death, May 4, 1999.
Virginia was employed for 25 years in the Department of Public Instruction, Migrant Workers’ Division in Indianapolis and Indiana University Accounting Department in Bloomington, Indiana.
Virginia was known as Jinny by family and friends. She was a member of the Spencer United Methodist Church and attended Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle. She was a member of the Tuesday Reading Club and Progress History, a Spencer Girl Scout Leader, Putnam County Food Pantry volunteer and Putnam County Library volunteer. She was a talented seamstress and also crafted appliqued quilts. In retirement, Jinny made hundreds of pressed flower greeting cards which were shared with family and friends.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria Childress Townsend (Don, Spencer) and Lisa Childress Larkin (Greg, Indianapolis), grandchildren Alaine Marisa Townsend and Gregory Nicholas Larkin, granddaughter-in-law Drhea Townsend Emberton (Aaron Townsend, dec.), great grandchildren Aaron Austin James Townsend and Gregory Nash Larkin. In addition her beloved caregiver Marty Rossman.
Jinny was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Mary Lou Abrams and Jean Earley, her brother John King Daily, an infant sister Martha Ellen Daily and grandson Aaron Don Townsend.
Memorial may be directed to the Spencer United Methodist Church.
Cremation will be followed by private interment at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, Indiana. Per Jinny’s wishes, services will be held privately. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Childress family.
Kathryn S Willer
MAY 8, 1949 – JANUARY 6, 2023
Kathryn S Willer, age 73, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bittlesandhurt.com for the Willer family.
Karen Coleen Rogers
AUGUST 11, 1953 – JANUARY 5, 2023
Karen Coleen Rogers, age 69, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
A visitation for Karen will be held Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N Clinton, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805. Following the visitation will be a graveside ceremony at 2:00 PM at Roselawn Memorial Park, 7500 N Clinton, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Rogers family.
Daniel Russell Holmes
APRIL 13, 1963 – JANUARY 6, 2023
Daniel Russell Holmes, age 59, of Greencastle, Indiana passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Holmes family.
Harold L. Huffman
December 12, 1960 ~ January 2, 2023 (age 62)
Harold Lee Huffman, age 62 of Cloverdale, passed away January 2nd, 2023. He was born December 12th, 1960 in Aurora, Indiana to the late William and Shirley (Tice)Huffman. He married Charlene (Couch)Huffman July 4th, 1998 and she survives.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his children Rachael Craig and husband Brent Nodley, Cassandra Rogers and husband Roy, Amanda Adams and husband Christopher Sibert, Harold Lee Huffman and wife Jennifer Huffman, Danyelle Sibert and husband Joshua. Also, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Siblings, Liz Dennis, Barbara Nelson, Esther Bevis, and William “Billy” Huffman.
Services for Harold will be held at a later date. Cremation was entrusted to Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.
November 8, 1959 - January 2, 2023
Kevin Joseph Winsted, 63, of Brazil, passed away January 2, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kevin was born to the late Ronnie Winsted and Patty (Forsyth) Dill on November 8, 1959 in Terre Haute.
Kevin attended Van Buren High School. After high school, Kevin attended Ivy Tech Community College where he graduated with a degree in Heating and Cooling. After graduating, he realized he would rather spend his time outdoors and began working in the landscaping industry. He worked for Tom Henderson for many years.
Kevin enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, panning for gold, and doing anything he could outdoors. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his motorized bicycle around town to visit family and friends. Kevin was a very talented painter and enjoyed recreating nature scenes.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Karen Winsted, twin infant brothers, two brothers, Tim Wright, and Leonard Wright, a son, Kevin Winsted, and a daughter, Sheila Winsted.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Cathy Winsted, two children, Melissa Dowell (Fred), Tim Winsted (Lindsey), step daughter, Gennifer Lindquist (Chuck), seven grandchildren, Joseph, Nicole, Jacob, Kenna, Maddilynn, Braeden, and Jeremy, siblings, Ronnie Winsted, Brenda Tetidrick, Kenneth Wright, Waneta Morge, and Bonnie Winsted, as well as several close friends. He is also survived by his in laws, Cindy and Scott Standley, and Marilyn “Moose” Strawser. Kevin also leaves behind his three dogs whom he loved very much.
A visitation will be held Monday, January 9th from 11-1 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Avenue in Brazil. A funeral service will begin at 1 P.M. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help offset the cost of funeral arrangements.
Nancy Kay Witty
DECEMBER 27, 1949 – JANUARY 4, 2023
Nancy Kay Witty, 73, of Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born December 27, 1949 in Indianapolis, the daughter of George and Mary (Baire) Gritton. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School “Class of 1968”.
Nancy worked several years in customer service at Kroger in Greencastle, retiring January 2, 2015. She was also a homemaker and childcare provider.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tommy Witty and a sister Gail Gritton.
Nancy is survived by her children, Michael Witty, Scott Witty & companion Nora Moya, Amanda Mahoy & husband Mike, and Joey Witty & fiancée’ Chantal Williams; sister Deborah Alexander & husband Kenneth; grandchildren, Steven, Kayla, Sierra, Cole, Ashley, Bryson & Ian; great-grandchildren Hunter & Jameson; and nephew Brandon Moreno.
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Nancy on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Bainbridge Community Building 201 W. US HWY 36 Bainbridge, IN. 46105. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Nancy to Riley Children’s Hospital 500 N. Meridian St. Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN. 46204.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Witty family.
Marvin Lee Douglas
NOVEMBER 3, 1933 – JANUARY 2, 2023
Marvin Douglas Marvin Douglas, 89, of Greencastle passed away January 2, 2023 20 days after the passing of his beloved wife, Irene.
Marvin was born November 3, 1933 to the late Clemen and Kathleen (Buis) Douglas in Alaska, Indiana. On April 3, 1953 he married Irene Price.
He was a faithful member of the Knightsville Church of Christ.
Marvin worked at IBM for 22 years retiring in 1988.
Marvin and Irene spent their 69 years together watching St. Louis Cardinal Games, hunting for antiques, taking long drives and traveling to Kentucky and Tennessee.
Marvin is survived by his sons Clay (Linda) Douglas of Palmetto, FL, Marvin (Norma) Douglas of Lafayette, Rick Douglas of Plainfield and daughter Vicki (Randall) Sanders of Bainbridge; 6 grandchildren and 1 step-grandson; 8 great-grandchildren 3 step-great-grandchildren and his brother, Tom (Jo) Douglas of Bloomington.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Irene and daughter-in-law, LuAnne.
In accordance with Marvin’s wishes, there will be no public viewing or visitation. A private graveside burial will occur at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle with Pastor Rob Dispennett officiating. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family would like to thank all the staff for the wonderful care given to Marvin during his time at Asbury Towers.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hopkins-rector.com for the Douglas family.
Chelcie M. Collier
January 31, 1936 ~ December 28, 2022 (age 86)
Chelcie Marie Collier, age 86 of Greencastle passed away December 28th, 2022.
She was born January 31st, 1936 to the late James and Sally (Trent) Brock.
Chelcie is survived by her daughters Cindy Bray of Clayton, IN, Joni Smith of Greencastle; her siblings Clyda Miller, Ted Brock, Lorene Miller, Irene Ellis, Larry Brock; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Gene Brock, Everett Brock, and Paul Brock.
A Celebration of life for Chelcie will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.
Barbara S. Proctor
April 1, 1931 - December 31, 2022
Mrs. Barbara Susan Proctor, 91, passed away at her daughter’s home in Indianapolis, on Saturday, December 31, 2022. She was born in Lilly, Kentucky on April 1, 1931, a daughter of the late Pearl (Davis) Felts Maass.
She leaves behind a son, Robert “Bob” Bright of Angier, North Carolina; two daughters, Dianne Wahl and Nancy Tarver, both of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Private Services will be held at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Jamestown, Indiana.
Porter and Hunt Funeral Home & Crematory in Jamestown has been entrusted with her care.
APRIL 15, 1953 – DECEMBER 29, 2022
Rosemary Milner, age 69, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Milner family.
Dean M. Mattingly
December 24, 1948 ~ January 1, 2023 (age 74)
Dean M. Mattingly, age 74 of Cloverdale Passed away January 1st, 2023.
He was born December 24th, 1948 in Perryville, MO to the late Marvin and Thelma (Moll) Mattingly.
Dean was a long time over the road truck driver most of his life. He absolutely LOVED Animals. His beautiful horse Cody and his dog Georgia were so special to him. Dean loved all of his family and enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. He will be so missed by all of us. I would like to thank his good friends Dave and Jimmy, his special friend Rene for all they have done and for always being there for him when family could not be. We all love and miss you already.
Dean is survived by his son William Mattingly; sisters Joan Bullard of Odell, IL, Monna (Jim) Ulfers of Watseka, IL; brother Russell (Ann) Mattingly of Cloverdale, IN.
In addition to his parents Dean is preceded in death by his ex-wife Susan Mattingly; son Johnny Mattingly; sister Sally Hillard; brother Daniel Mattingly. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.
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