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Obituaries from October 2004

Area Deaths (10/29/04)
Alfred M. Schwinghammer Alfred M. Schwinghammer, 71, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 2004 at his residence in Linton. Born November 25, 1932 in Dubois County, he was the son of James "Jake" and Dorothea (Heilers) Schwinghammer. He married Mary (Wood) Schwinghammer on September 29, 1956...
Sara H. Burcham (10/25/04)
Sara H. Burcham, 103, of Greenwood, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 Born July 19, 1901 in Taylor Township, Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Jason and Jane (Brossman) Huffman. She was an assistant principal and taught mathematics in Solsberry. She also taught math and botany in Filmore and Bloomfield High School and taught math and coached girls basketball in Chesterton. ...
Ninagale Willis (10/21/04)
Ninagale Willis, 86, of Greenwood, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Brown County Health & Living Center. Born Sept. 18, 1918 in Switz City, she was the daughter of James Tolbert and Bessie Myrtle (Royal) Goodman. She was married to Sidney Maxwell Willis, who passed away Jan. 31, 1995...
Dorothy Stahl (10/21/04)
Dorothy Stahl, 76, of Worthington, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 at her residence. Born May 27, 1928 in Greene County, she was the daughter of George and Bessie (Sigler) Hostetter. She had been married to A.D. Stahl, who passed away Nov. 1, 2003...
Murlin E. Palmer (10/21/04)
Murlin E. Palmer, 78, of Indianapolis and formerly of Worthington, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 in Indianapolis. He was a crane signalman for GM and a truck and bus driver for 27 years. He retired in 1990. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Sunday School Superintendent for 40 years and a Deacon and trustee for Mars Hill Baptist Church...
Glen E. Bough (10/21/04)
Glen E. Bough, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Beverly Health Care Center in Bloomington. Born Oct. 6, 1916 in Greene County, he was the son of John Tad and Estella (Anderson) Bough. He was married to Savannah (Campbell) Bough, who preceded him in death Sept. 9, 2004...
Rev. Robert J. "Bob" Wilkes (10/20/04)
The Rev. Robert J. "Bob" Wilkes, 84, of Jasonville, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 at Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan. Born March 10, 1920 in Jasonville, he was the son of John and Jenny (Williams) Wilkes. He married Elizabeth "Maxine" (Strait) Wilkes on May 17, 1939...
Bob Frank Chambers (10/20/04)
Bob Frank Chambers, 74, of Dugger, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 at his residence. Born Aug. 31, 1930 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Marion P. and Eula (Wright) Chambers. He was retired from XTEX Gearing in Cincinnati and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War from 1948-52. He was a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ and the American Legion of Shelburn...
Elizabeth (Betty) Smith (10/19/04)
Elizabeth (Betty) Smith, 76, of Linton and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. Born Jan. 20, 1928 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Louis and Anna (Motto) Fuzesi. Survivors include: two sons, Mike Smith of Louisville, Colo., and Steve Smith of Elgin, Ill.; one daughter Julie Day of Arkansas; one brother John Fuzesi of Dugger; and three grandchildren...
Johnsey Bea Hedgespeth (10/19/04)
HODGENVILLE, Ky. ---- Johnsey Bea Hedgespeth, 74, of Hodgenville, Ky., passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was a member of Hodgenville Pentecostal Church and was a farmer and former owner of Big D's Pawn and Central Plumbing and Heating in Radcliff, Ky...
Patricia (Stratton) Constable (10/19/04)
Patricia (Stratton) Constable, 53, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at her daughter's home in Crane. Born March 10, 1951 in Martinsville, she was the daughter of John and Stella (Pennington) Stratton. She was married to Duane Fredrick Constable who passed away Aug. 20, 2004...
Mary Althene (Hutchison) Allen (10/19/04)
ANDERSON ---- Mary Althene (Hutchison) Allen, 79, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at Community Northview in Anderson of an extended illness. Born Jan. 19, 1925 in Bucktown, she was the daughter of Everett and Cora (Cobb) Hutchison. She had been married to William E. Allen, who preceded her in death May 10, 1998...
Mildred F. Helms (10/25/04)
Mildred F. Helms, 98, of Bloomington and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 at Bell Trace Health & Living Center, Bloomington. Born Aug. 29, 1906 in Richland Township, Greene County, she was the daughter of Homer and Ora (Dilley) Heaton. She had been married to Harvey Helms Sr., who passed away Dec. 10, 1988...
Mercy A. Kayser (10/25/04)
LIMA, Ohio ---- Mercy A. Kayser, 89, of Lima, Ohio, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, Lima, Ohio. Born July 1, 1915 at Island, Ky., she was the daughter of Aaron and Sally (White) Gardner. She had been married to Keith D. Kayser, who passed away Nov. 19, 1998...
George Pankey (10/25/04)
George Pankey, 85, of Linton, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at his residence. Born April 16, 1919 in Linton, he was the son of Edward and Katie (Smith) Pankey. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 36 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Linton...
Thomas Wayne Vandeventer (10/28/04)
GEORGIA ---- Thomas Wayne Vandeventer, 52, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2004 at his residence in Georgia. Born April 13, 1952 in Vincennes, he was the son of Dewey Vandeventer and Dixie (Petmecky) Middlebrooks. Survivors include: his wife Christine; his father Dewey Vandeventer of Bloomfield; his mother Dixie (Petmecky) Middlebrooks and her husband Robert of Georgia; half-brother Robert Middlebrooks of Florida; half-sister Leatrice Buehler; half-brother Sean Vandeventer; and half-sister Kirsten Vandeventer, all of Texas.. ...
Garrett Sargent (10/28/04)
Garrett Sargent, 95, of Sandborn, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at Freelandville Community Home. Born Nov. 25, 1908 in Martin County, he was the son of Homer and Nell (Garrett) Sargent. He had been married to Farrel (Baker) Sargent, who passed away Aug. 7, 2000...
Grady E. Phillips (10/28/04)
Grady E. Phillips, 90, of Linton, passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Knox County. Born March 21, 1914 in Meridian, Miss., he was the son of Grady and Lillian (Guy) Phillips. He married Bertie (Page) Phillips on Feb. 6, 1935 in Quitman, Miss. She passed away June 28, 1999...
Alfred M. Schwinghammer (10/27/04)
Alfred M. Schwinghammer, 71, of Linton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2004 at his residence in Linton. Born Nov. 25, 1932 in Dubois County, he was the son of James "Jake" and Dorothea (Heilers) Schwinghammer. He married Mary (Wood) Schwinghammer on Sept. 29, 1956...
Garrett Sargent (10/27/04)
Garrett Sargent, 95, of Sandborn, passed away this morning at 4:15 a.m. at the Freelandville Community Home. Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.
Grady Phillips (10/27/04)
Grady Phillips, 91, passed away this morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, in Linton.
Robert J. Walters (10/26/04)
Robert J. Walters, 51, of Jasonville, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at his residence. Born July 10, 1953 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Fred Melvin and Vera Christy Walters. He married Susan A. (Johns) Walters on June 11, 1977...
Elmina Hope (Barrett) Lawrence (10/26/04)
BARGERSVILLE ---- Elmina Hope (Barrett) Lawrence, 81, of Bargersville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Homeview Center of Franklin. Born Feb. 17, 1923 in Petersburg, she was the daughter of James W. and Arminta (Davidson) Barrett. She married Wilmer Lawrence on March 17, 1946 in Linton...
Harold W. Byrd (10/26/04)
Harold W. Byrd, 78, of Crane, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. Born Dec. 25, 1925 in Knox County, he was the son of Craven and Pearl (VanMeter) Byrd. He was married Nov. 29, 1947 to Beverly (Beachler) Byrd...
Robert J. Walters (10/25/04)
Robert J. Walters, 51, of Jasonville, passed away Sunday morning at his residence. Arrangements are pending at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, Jasonville.
Cleo M. Scott (10/25/04)
Cleo M. Scott, 74, of Sullivan, passed away at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Sullivan County Community Hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1930 in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Ralph and Nellie (Akers) Hughes. She had been married to Floyd Scott Sr., who preceded her in death in 1994...
Lloyd D. Goad (10/18/04)
Lloyd D. Goad, 69, of Lyons, passed away at 2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004 at his residence. Born March 31, 1935 in Bloomfield, he was the son of Bertrand and Annabell (Pilk) Goad. His was married to Patty Lou (Axe) Goad. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of Full Gospel Church in Switz City...
Phyllis Ann Delph (10/18/04)
Phyllis Ann Delph, 83, of Dugger, passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 at her residence. Born on Oct. 2, 1921 in Bicknell, she was the daughter of John and Anna Rogers. She was a member of the Dugger American Legion Auxiliary, Bicknell Eastern Star, Dugger Senior Citizens, the Linton Baptist Church and attended the Dugger First Christian Church...
Jack Hasler (10/12/04)
Jack Hasler, 71, of Newberry, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at his residence. Born Feb. 4, 1933 in Greene County, he was the son of Victor and Bonnie (Crooke) Hasler. He was married to Joyce (Sensney) Hasler. He was a truck driver for Superior Carriers. He was a member of the Newberry United Methodist Church, Elnora Outdoor Club, President of the Newberry Alumni Association, MC of the Newberry Festival, Shawnee Field...
Kenneth E. Bracken (10/13/04)
Kenneth E. Bracken, 72, of Linton, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, 2004 at Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 30, 1931 in Indianapolis, he was the son of James and Dorothy (Humbles) Bracken. He married Brenda M. (Sweazey) Bracken on June 22, 1972...
Samuel Paul Hoffeditz (10/13/04)
Samuel Paul Hoffeditz, 81, of Villa Ridge, Mo., and formerly of Linton, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at his home in Villa Ridge. Born May 21, 1923 in Linton, he was the son of Albert and Hazel (Cullison) Hoffeditz. Samuel was an Army veteran of World War II. He served as a pastor for 30 years throughout Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas at Bible churches. He attended the Villa Ridge Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Mo...
Stanley Paul Letsinger (10/13/04)
Stanley Paul Letsinger, 81, of Jasonville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1923 in Jasonville to Henry A. and Anna (Connett) Letsinger. Arrangements are pending at McClanahan-Lee Funeral, Jasonville.
Isabelle and Olivia Brooking (10/14/04)
Isabelle and Olivia Brooking, twin daughters of Jason and Jodie (Henderson) Brooking of Worthington, were born and passed away at Bloomington Hospital Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2004. Survivors include: their parents Jason and Jodie (Henderson) Brooking of Worthington; maternal grandparents Jerry and Mary Henderson of Worthington; paternal grandparents Kenny and Reba Brooking of Bedford; paternal great-grandmother Donna Troxel of Bedford; an uncle Kyle (Danielle) Brooking of Indianapolis; and three aunts, Terrie (Bob) Stauffer of Tennessee, and Lori Henderson and Jeanette Henderson, both of Worthington.. ...
S. Paul Letsinger (10/14/04)
S. Paul Letsinger, 81, of Jasonville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at his residence. Born May 25, 1923 in Jasonville, he was the son of Henry A. and Anna (Connett) Letsinger. He married Norma J. (St. John) Letsinger on Aug. 31, 1948. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2004...
Marion A. Secrest (10/14/04)
Marion A. Secrest, 75, of rural Jasonville, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. Born Oct. 12, 1929 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Robert and Alice Shearef Stewart. Survivors include: her husband Frank Secrest of Jasonville; a son Harold Secrest of Jasonville; three daughters, Debra Haseman of Jasonville, Linda Sluder of Worthington, and Dorothy Heck of Linton; a brother Robert Stewart of Jasonville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.. ...
Maude Ellen Reynolds (10/27/04)
Maude Ellen Reynolds, 76, of Linton and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2004 at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1927 in Cass, she was the daughter of Charles and Dessie (Alumbaugh) Ashburn. She had been married to Orval L. Reynolds, who preceded her in death in 1998...
Wilford Gart Salmon (10/15/04)
Wilford Gart Salmon, 85, of Orleans, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at his residence. Born Oct. 5, 1919 in Shoals, Martin County, he was the son of Hershell and Lottie (Beard) Salmon. He married Dale R. (Reclite) Salmon in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in November 1943...
Wanda M. Burris (10/15/04)
Wanda M. Burris, 74, of Hymera, passed away at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born March 9, 1930 in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Floyd and Nellie (Hoopengarner) Raley. She was married to James H. Burris who passed away Aug. 8, 1997...
Isabelle and Olivia Brooking (10/15/04)
Isabelle and Olivia Brooking, twin daughters of Jason and Jodie (Henderson) Brooking of Worthington, were born and passed away at Bloomington Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2004. Survivors include: their parents Jason and Jodie (Henderson) Brooking of Worthington; one brother Stewart Brooking of Springville; maternal grandparents Jerry and Mary Henderson of Worthington; paternal grandparents Kenny and Reba Brooking of Bedford; paternal great-grandmother Donna Troxel of Bedford; an uncle Kyle (Danielle) Brooking of Indianapolis; and three aunts, Terrie (Bob) Stauffer of Tennessee, and Lori Henderson and Jeanette Henderson, both of Worthington.. ...
Betty J. Smith (10/14/04)
BARGERSVILLE ---- Betty J. Smith, 78, of Bargersville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at her residence. Born March 30, 1926 in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Albert and Pearl (Merchant) Bische. She married Dr. B.R. Smith on June 2, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2003...
Louis Edward "Ed" Hays (10/04/04)
Louis Edward "Ed" Hays, 64, Route 1, Solsberry died at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at his residence. He was born Sept. 30, 1940 in Worthington, the son of Silas R. and Opal Mae (Clark) Hays. He was a retired turkey farmer and formerly worked in the maintenance departments at Indiana University and Bloomington Hospital. ...
Charles Lynn (10/05/04)
Charles Lynn, 47, Bloomington, passed away Oct. 4., at 12:52 p.m. at the Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home.
Wahneeta May Shelton (10/05/04)
Wahneeta May Shelton, 74, Route 1, Lyons died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 24, 1930 in Martin County, she was the daughter of Elmer Grissom and Gerata (Sellers) Grissom. A homemaker, she as a member of the Lyons Eastern Star, Lyons American Legion Auxillary and Lyons United Methodist Church...
Paul Waggoner Holtsclaw (10/06/04)
Paul Waggoner Holtsclaw, 76, of Lyons, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born July 29, 1928 in Greene County, he was the son of Rex Martin and Sarah Elizabeth (Waggoner) Holtsclaw. He was married to Ella Mae (O'Harver) Holtsclaw...
Charles R. Lynn (10/06/04)
Charles R. Lynn, 47, of Linton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 5, 1957 in Sullivan, he was the son of Billy and Dorothy F. (Wright) Lynn. He was employed with production at Staples Distribution Center in Terre Haute and also served with the Army National Guard for three years...
Norma E. Evans (10/05/04)
Norma E. Evans, 79, of Linton passed at 4:53 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born July 11, 1925 in Linton, the daughter of Roy B. and Evelyn G. (Taylor) Pershing. She worked as a bookkeeper, accountant and private secretary for years. She and her husband, the late John F. Evans, owned Dice Manufacturing Machine Shop in Dugger. She liked to fish, as well as play bingo and euchre...
Carl E. Delph (10/07/04)
Carl E. Delph, 73, of Dugger, passed away around midnight last night from a tractor accident at his home. Newkirk Funeral Home Dugger is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Benita "Boots" Crist (10/07/04)
Benita "Boots" Crist, 69, of More-Haven, Fla., and formerly of Jasonville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 at Okeechobee, Fla. Born Nov. 13, 1936 in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Ben Gordan and Katherine (Stefanski) Wallace. She was a healthcare worker in assisted living...
Mary C. Dunning (10/07/04)
Mary C. Dunning, 71, of Linton, passed away at 1 a,m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at Linton Nursing & Rehab Center. Born Dec. 8, 1932 in Linton, she was the daughter of Carl and Maggie (Harbin) Rose. She had worked at RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the 12th Street Church of God...
Barry D. Steele (10/07/04)
NEWBURGH ---- Barry D. Steele, 53, of Newburgh and formerly of Linton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 at Newburgh Health Care Center. He worked at Peabody Coal Company as a foreman. Survivors include: His son Troy Steele of Brazil; a grandson; a sister Susan Haley of Newburgh; and an aunt Murphy Watson of Hixson, Tenn...
John A. Deischer (10/08/04)
John A. Deischer, 34, of Linton, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 7, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born April 25, 1970 in Madison, he was the son of William E. and Margaret (Kugler) Deischer. He was an avid guitarist and artist. Survivors include: his parents William E. ...
Carl E. Delph (10/08/04)
Carl E. Delph, 73, of Dugger, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Born March 12, 1931 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Andrew and Vina (Turley) Delph. He was the owner of Delph Used Cars for 22 years, worked at Amax Coal Co. and retired from Peabody Coal Co. He was a member of the Dugger Masonic Lodge, a member of the First Christian Church and attended Faith Community Church...
Orval E. "Gene" Exline (10/11/04)
Orval E. "Gene" Exline, 77, of Jasonville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 at Sullivan County Hospital, Sullivan. Born Feb. 3, 1927 in Hymera, he was the son of Orval and Ethel (Gouckenour) Exline. He married Ruth Exline on Sept. 16, 1955...
Opal Shouse Heaton (10/11/04)
Opal Shouse Heaton, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at Lyons Health & Living Center. Born March 16, 1908 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Dora "Doc" and Amanda (Haldeman) Shouse. She had been married to Ward T. Heaton, who passed away in 1982...
Norma E. Evans (10/04/04)
Norma E. Evans, 79, of Linton passed at 4:53 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born July 11, 1925 in Linton, the daughter of Roy B. and Evelyn G. (Taylor) Pershing. She worked as a bookkeeper, accountant and private secretary for years. She and her husband, the late John F. Adams, owned Dice Manufacturing Machine Shop in Dugger. She liked to fish, as well as play bingo and euchre...