Obituaries from July 2003
Donald W. Bickel
JASONVILLE ---- Donald W. Bickel, 70, of Jasonville, died at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Greene County General Hospital. He was born Jan. 15, 1933, the son of Laymon W. Bickel and Thelma M. Loden Bickel. He was a retired carpenter, farmer, and salvage business operator. He was a lifelong member of the Coalmont Church of God; the Gideon International for 21 years; president of the Clay County Camp of Gideon International; and was active in Clay County politics for many years...
Edith Lorene "Penny" Bridges
BLOOMINGTON ---- Edith Lorene "Penny" Bridges, 76, of Bloomington, passed away at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2003 at her residence. Born Dec. 18, 1926 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Marguerite (Flater) Hosteter. She was a Youth Camp Funds Manager for the Southern Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church. She was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church...
William Allen Combs
BLOOMFIELD ---- William Allen Combs, 75, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:01 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 22, 1928 in Catlettsburg, Ky., he was the son of Calloway and Gladys (Gowen) Combs. He was an air craft frame foreman at North American Rockwell, retired. He was a member of Casa Grande First Assembly of God Church in Casa Grande, Ariz., and Tulip Church of God in Tulip...
Zabrina Victoria Sandra Griffith
LYONS ---- Zabrina Victoria Sandra Griffith, 18, of Lyons, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at her residence. Born Dec. 14, 1984 in Franklin, she was the daughter of Herschel Eugene and Sharon (Heuser) Griffith. She attended the Switz City Pentecostal Church...
Edith E. Baker
Edith E. Baker, 79, of Linton, passed away at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Greene County General Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1923 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Bert and Malinda (Lester) Morrison. She was a homemaker and ordained minister, and attended South Linton Church of God...
Vernalee (Royal) Bays
BLOOMFIELD ---- Vernalee (Royal) Bays, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:57 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Lyons Health & Living Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Rose Marie Tucker
Rose Marie Tucker, 92, of Linton, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born July 18, 1911 in Linton, she was the daughter of Honore and Bertha (Teyssier) Mounier. She was a 1929 Linton-Stockton High School graduate, a homemaker and had worked as a bookkeeper for several local businesses. She was a member of the Summerville Church of Christ and had been a Sunshine volunteer at Glenburn Home for about 10 years...
Vernalee (Royal) Bays
BLOOMFIELD ---- Vernalee (Royal) Bays, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Lyons Health & Living Center. Born March 25, 1924 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Byron Everett and Goldie Irene (Lewis) Royal. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Linton...
Martha J. Pipes
TERRE HAUTE ---- Martha J. Pipes, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away at 11a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Davis Gardens Health Care Center of Terre Haute. Born April 16, 1928 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Lester and Florence (Wagnor) Duncan. She was the former director of the Medical Surgical Ward at Union Hospital, and was a retired registered nurse. ...
Sharlene (Edwards) Abbott
LYONS ---- Sharlene (Edwards) Abbott, 70, of Lyons, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2003 at Lyons Health & Living Center. Born July 7, 1933 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Lex and Annabel (Grounds) Edwards. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper, and a member of Lyons Church of Christ and Lyons Jr. Mrs. Club...
Ruth W. Roberts
OWENSBURG ---- Ruth W. Roberts, 78, of Owensburg, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital at Carmel. Born April 22, 1925 in Koleen, she was the daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Baker) Wright. She was a homemaker, and her and her husband also owned and operated Roberts Grocery Store in Owensburg in the early 1950s. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Solsberry; Delta Theata Tau Soroity XI UN Chapter of Owensburg; and Koleen United Methodist Church...
Leslie Puckett 93, of Linton, passed away at 7:50 p.m., Friday, July 25, 1903 at Lyons Health & Living Center. Born June 26, 1910 in Greene County, he was the son of Aden and Cecilia Puckett. He was an insurance underwriter for American National Insurance Company at Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Hymera High School class of 1929...
William E. "Bill" Carr
William E. "Bill" Carr, 87, of Linton, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his residence in Linton. He was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Newberry, the son of William S. and Martha (Fines) Carr. He worked as a superintendent for Gast Construction in Warsaw. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 560, and Civitan, all of Linton, and the Zorah Shrine & Scottish Rite of Terre Haute...
Blanche Dean, 84, of Linton, passed away at 2 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, at her daughter's home in Greenfield, Ind. She was born in Caldwell County, N.C., on March 1, 1919, the daughter of Charlie Eckard and Elizabeth Holtsclaw Eckard. She is a former employee of the General Electric plant in Linton and a member of the Linton Assembly of God...
Marie Hardesty, 85, of Sullivan and formerly of Carlisle passed away at 9:46 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born May 28, 1918 in Switz City, the daughter of Clifford Morrison and Mary Abrarns Morrison. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Peter L. Magni
BLOOMFIELD ---- Peter L. Magni, 59, of rural Bloomfield passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1944 in Indianapolis, the son of Rodney Gardner and Marjorie Owens. He retired from Crane in 1995. He had served as an umpire for the IHSAA and ASA. He was a member of American Legion Post 196 and the VFW Post, both in Bloomfield. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Richland-Taylor Fire Department...
Laura Elizabeth Dugan-Smedley-Thompson
ACTON, CALIF. ---- Laura Elizabeth Dugan-Smedley-Thompson, 75, of Acton, Calif., and formerly of Pleasantville community passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003 at the Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Born Sept. 24, 1927 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Ralph L. and Clara Eslinger Dugan...
Forrest Glenn Allee
JASONVILLE ---- Forest Glenn Allee, 82, of Jasonville, passed away Friday afternoon, July 25, 2003 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born March 1, 1921 in Greene County, he was the son of Tillman and Agnes (Hoss) Allee. He worked as a postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Switz City, retiring in 1986. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, and was a member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Jasonville...
Cloyd Randell Leighty
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. ---- Cloyd Randell Leighty, 63, of Nicholasville, Ky., passed away at 9 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital at Lexington, Ky. Born Nov. 20, 1939 in Petersburg, he was the son of Cloyd Lleighty, Sr. and Juanita (Gorby) Leighty Shepherd...
Charles E. "Bud" Padgett
BROWNSTOWN ---- Charles E. "Bud" Padgett, 51, of Brownstown, passed away at 7:15 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2003 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Dec. 23, 1951 in Linton, he was the son of Charles Raymond and Dorothy (Shonk) Padgett...
Hilda Goodwin White
ORLANDO, Fla. ---- Hilda Goodwin White, 89, of Orlando, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003. Funeral service will be at Carey Hand Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Orlando on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Florida...