Obituaries from February 2008
Paul Eugene Wilkes
Paul Eugene Wilkes, 87, of Carmel and formerly of Jasonville, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at Sunrise in Carmel. Born Aug. 3, 1920 in Jasonville, he was the son of Sam and Daisy (Chapman) Wilkes He graduated from Jasonville High School in 1939 where he played on the state ranked football team...
Herschell Fuller, 93, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1914 in Bloomfield, he was the son of William and Christina (Frye) Fuller. He was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and Indiana University where he earned a B.S. and M.A. degree in education. He was a member of various educational organizations and was a 50-year plus member of the Bloomington Kiwanis Club...
Forest D. Howell
Forest D. Howell, 75, of Indianapolis and formerly of Koleen, passed away 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 15, 1932 he was the son of Helen Howell. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Koleen Union Church and the American Legion Post No. 22 in Linton. He owned and operated Howell's Dozing in Ocala, Florida and was also a barber...
Helen Marie Chubb Boling
Helen Marie Chubb Boling, 83, of Sullivan passed away at 2:31 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 24, 1925 in New Goshen, she was the daughter of Maston Paul Carpenter and Charlotte A. (Langman) Carpenter She was a homemaker and a member of Southern Baptist Church in Hymera...
Randall Dean "Trak" Miller
Randall Dean "Trak" Miller, 52, of Jasonville passed away at 6:39 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Aug. 11, 1955 in Linton, he was the son of Robert E Miller and Louise June (Silvers) Miller He was a truck driver for a coal mine and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion...
Frederick Ray DeGott
Frederick Ray DeGott, 74, of Jeffersonville, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 in Jeffersonville. He was born in Louisville, KY, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. A retired printer for Queens Group Printing, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 35, the Masonic Lodge, the Pathogoris Lodge, VFW Post No. 1832, and the Shrine Club in Clarksville...
Elza Lee Sullivan
Elza Lee Sullivan, 65, formerly of Dugger, passed away Feb. 17, 2008 in Hihat, KY. Born Aug. 14, 1942 in Bloomington, he was the son of Elza and Mary (Peilfry) Sullivan. He spent his teenage yearss in Dugger. Survivors include: two sons, Tony and Greg Sullivan; two daughters, Darla and Lisa Sullivan and their mother, Judy, of Paxton; four grandchildren and one great-grandson; one brother, Doug; five half-sisters, Agnes Byers, Jean Groomer, Phyliss Workman, Linda Durham and Cindy Kellogg; several nieces and nephews.. ...
Hugh Collins Jr.
Hugh Collins Jr., 81, of Linton, passed away at 9:18 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Sullivan County on Aug. 27, 1927 to Hugh Collins and Agnes Swan Collins. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a U.S. Air Force veteran in the Korean War. He retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington, and was a member of the American Legion Post #22 in Linton...
Doris Towler, 86, of Linton, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at her residence. Born in Saline, Michigan on July 18, 1921, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Minnie (Fuller) Schmid. She married Benjamin F. Towler on February 7, 1947. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God...
Doris Towler, 86, of Linton, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home in Linton.
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Mildred E. (Guion) Campbell
Mildred E. (Guion) Campbell, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born Feb. 28, 1918 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of James W. and Iva (Meeks) Guion. She worked in sterilization for Bloomington Hospital retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church...
Christopher Logan Perez Stevenson
Christopher Logan Perez Stevenson, age 6, passed away at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Opal M. Caplinger
Opal M. (Dobson) Caplinger, 87, of Bloomfield passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 27, 1920 in Holton, IN she was the daughter of Henry David and Rose Dobson. She was a homemaker as well as an active part in her church...
George H. Maddock
George H. Maddock, 87, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center. He was born January 27, 1921 in Gary to Mitro and Anna (Koval) Maddock. He graduated from Froebel High School in Gary in 1940, attended Valparaiso University, and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Northwestern University, where he played on the 1949 Rose Bowl Team and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity...
Ava G. Callahan
Ava G. Callahan, 87, of Odon, passed away died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 at Eastgate Nursing Center in Washington. Born Feb. 23, 1920, in Jasonville, she was the daughter of John and Ava (Conder) Callahan. A homemaker, she was a 1938 graduate of Scotland High School. ...
Donald P. "Donnie" Hamlin
Donald P. "Donnie" Hamlin, 67, of Worthington, passed away at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born May 19, 1940 in Greene County, he was the son of Herschel and Iva Grace (Arthur) Hamlin. A carpenter by trade, he operated his own business and also farmed...
Charles Ray Hamner
Charles Ray Hamner, 76, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born May 3, 1931, in Greene County, the son of Lucien and Ruie (Perkins) Hamner. He had worked at NWSC Crane and was a farmer. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church...
Donald P. "Donnie" Hamlin
Donald P. "Donnie" Hamlin, 72, of Worthington, passed away Tuesday evening,, February 19, 2008, at Greene County Hospital in Linton.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington.
Bertha Hamlin, 92, of Elkins, ARK and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away on Feb. 10, 2008 at the Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born May 25, 1915 in Craighead County, ARK, the daughter of Steve and Peary Gray Brinkley. Survivors include: a son, Carlis White of Elkins; a daughter, Evelyn Vest of Indiana; a brother, Harold Brinkley of Florida; a sister, Gladys Cooper of Jonesboro; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Patricia Sharr of Bloomfield; Gerald Hamilin of Bloomfield; and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.. ...
Richard G. Townsend
Richard G. "Dick" Townsend, 84, of St. Paul passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born Dec. 6, 1923 in rural St. Paul, he was the so of Eber and Lucille (Davison) Townsend. A life-long self employed farmer, he was the former president of the Union Chapel Cemetery Assocation, a 50-year member and worshipful master of the former Milford Masonic Lodge No. 217...
Martha Marie Robison
Martha Marie Robison, 76, of Linton, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born Oct. 28, 1931 in Linton, the daughter of Charles and Amy (Babbitt) Curtis. She was a 1950 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and worked at General Electric, Keller Aluminum and Sunbeam, all in Linton. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and St. Anne's Altar Society...
Billy Gene Hill
Billy Gene Hill, 72, of Worthington, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at his residence. He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Texas, to Starley and Mamie Mildred (McMahan) Hill. He was an oilfield worker in several states. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the Worthington Apostolic Church...
Charles Lee "Bud" Orman
Charles Lee "Bud" Orman, 59, formerly of Jasonville, passed away, Feb. 16, 2008, at his residence in Geneva in Adams County. A U.S. Army veteran, he was an auto mechanic Survivors include: his mother, Dorothy P. Hines of Jasonville; daughters, Shelly Orman of Greencastle...
Esta Ellen McDonald
Esta Ellen (Loveall) McDonald, 94, of Linton, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. She was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Monroe City, the daughter of Zachariah and Grace (Helderman) Loveall. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Linton where she was a member of the Primetimers. ...
Orlin R. Burkett
Orlin R. Burkett, 90, of Springville, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital. He was dairy farmer and carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include two daughters, Ingrid Fitch of Bloomfield and Karen Wright of Springville; one son, Michael Burkett of Springville and one brother, Keith Burkett of North Carolina; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
Chester R. (Shorty) Graves Sr.
Chester R. (Shorty) Graves Sr., of Dugger, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Linton on March 3, 1934 to Ray Graves and Gertrude Dover Graves. He was a retired iron worker from Local #379 in Lafayette. Survivors include his wife Deena Jenkinson Graves of Lafayette; five sons; Chester Graves Jr., of Indianapolis, Douglas Graves of Evansville, Lee Graves of Dugger, Edward Graves, and Jefferson Graves, both of Lafayette; two daughters; Amber Graves and DaNina Graves, both of Lafayette; one step-daughter; Patricia Hartley of Evansville; seven sisters, Deloris Hook of New Mexico, Bertha French of Linton, Sharon Conn of North Carolina, Nancy Parker of Jasonville, Louetta Brewskie of Illinois, Brenda Jerrel of Linton, and Wilma Weathers of Linton; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Patricia Ann Mathena
Patricia Ann Mathena, 62, of Lyons passed away at 10:18 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born Jan. 9, 1946 in Linton she was the daughter of Jack Mathena & Evelyn (Fulk) Barrett. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn (Fulk) Barrett of Lyons; and aunt, Mary Jane Sparks of Magna, Utah; special miece Delores Bauguess of North Vernon; as well as several other nieces and neephews...
Glacie Burch, 90, of Spencer passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Owen Valley Health Campus. She was born in Pound, Pa., on Feb. 13, 1918 to Thurston and Elizabeth (Sturgill) Mullins. She was a homemaker but earlier in her life during World War II, she left Virginia and moved to Indianapolis to work at Stewart-Warner Corp. to help the war effort...
Mildred Pope, 80, of Linton, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born June 29, 1927 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Harry and Laura Florence (Schrader) Wood. She was a 1948 graduate of the Indiana University School of Nursing and was a registered nurse with the United States Army. ...
Marion B. Manis
Marion B. Manis, 85, of Dugger and formerly of Merrillville, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 13, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. Born in Merrillville on April 25, 1922, he was the son of Sydney and Ethel Dilling Manis...
Mary K. Koons
Mary K. Koons, 94, of Worthington and formerly of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 2, 1914, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Adams) Gross. A retired school cook, she started as a cook at Grandview Elementary School and worked at several schools in the Monroe County Community School Corp., retiring in 1976 from Fairview Elementary School...
J.D. Wilson, 68, of Bloomfield, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. He was a shipping coordinator for CP Hall for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Survivors include: his wife, Charlene Wilson; one daughter, Donna Poole of Worthington; one sister, Carolyn Sue Hutchinson of Tishomingo, Miss.; and two brothers, Walter Wilson and Johnny Wilson, both of Russellville, Ala...
Ruby M. Martin
Ruby M. Martin, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at her residence. Born Oct. 15, 1922, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of James and Minnie (Gourley) Stevens. She was retired from RCA and a member of the Little Union Baptist Church;...
LeRoy Koontz, Sr.
LeRoy Koontz, Sr., 59, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2008 at his residence. Born July 23, 1948 in Fresno, CA, he was the son of Harold and Alma Schindler Koontz. He was a member of the Bethel Christian Church in Springville, AmVets of Bloomington, American Legion of Bloomington and the VFW Post in Bloomington...
Ann L. Thomas
Ann L. Thomas, 63, of Linton, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
Born in Huntington, WV on May 5, 1944, she was the daughter of William and Elsie May (Watts) Smith.
Vena Ester Talbott
Vena Ester (Dorraugh) Talbott, 95, of rural Linton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born in Greene County on May 22, 1912, she was the daughter of Marvin E. and Maggie (Swango) Johnson. Fredrick Leo Dorraugh was Vena's first husband and after his death, she married a second time to John Edward Talbott...
Paul Thomas, 74, of Clayton, IN, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 1, 1933 in Martin Co, the son of the late Albert Thomas and Nancy Taylor Thomas. He married Iris Jean Lacy on February 9, 1957 and were happily married for over 50 years...
Jack L. Huffman
Jack L. Huffman, 75, of rural Linton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born on March 25, 1932, to Olas L. and Frances Jean (Maners) Huffman. On Nov. 22, 1972, he married Doris A. Moody. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in the class of 1950. ...
Jack Leon Lucas
Jack Leon Lucas, 76, of Linton, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Marco, the son of Columbus Matthew and Mabel (Arney) Lucas. He retired from the United States Postal Service after carrying mail in Indianapolis. He was a member of the New Covenant Full Gospel Church in Linton, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion and VFW...
Mary Jane Miller
Mary Jane Miller, 91, of Terre Haute, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2008, in Meadows Manor North. She was born June 16, 1916, in River Falls, Wis., to Oscar J. Weberg and Edith E. Fanning Weberg. Her husband, Charles K. Miller, preceded her in death in 2004...
Owen R. Cox
Owen R. Cox, of Gibsonton FL and formerly from Linton, passed away at 1:24 pm Sat. Feb 2, 2008 in Sun City Hospice House. Survivors include: his wife Sharon; daughters Dawn and Cindy; a son Owen R. Cox, Jr. -- all of Florida; five grandchildren; three brothers, Glenn and wife, Cheri, Larry and wife Anna and Rodney and wife Luanne -- all of Florida; five sisters, Sharren Anderson and husband Don, Belldonna Barr and husband Ron, Tina Collins husband Bill, Teresa Carpenter and husband Dan, Judy Sullivan and husband Joe -- all of Linton; several nieces and nephews,. ...
John J. Exline
John J. Exline, 90, of Linton, and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Monday Feb. 4, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. Born in Sullivan County on June 19, 1917, he was the son of Thomas Exline and May Buck Exline. He was a retired coal miner from Minnehaha , a member of the Church of Christ in Linton, a 50- year member of the Eastern Star, and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge Post #721 in Dugger...
Mary Jane Yates
Mary Jane Yates, 80 of Bloomington and formerly of Linton, passed away at 5:56 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at the Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. She was born in Greene County on Sept. 23, 1927, the daughter of William H. and Clara Bell (Cooksey) Mowery...
Beverly J. "Jeannie" Sparks
Beverly J. "Jeannie" Sparks, 76, of Jasonville, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Nov. 3, 1931 in Flint, MI. she was the daughter of Merele Rex Sinders and Lillian J. (Johnson) Sinders She was married on April 6, 1952 to George L Sparks, who survives...
Mary Jane Miller
Mary Jane Miller, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Meadows Manor North in Terre Haute. She was born June 16, 1916, in River Falls, Wis., to Oscar J. Weberg and Edith E. Fanning Weberg. A graduate of Paris (Ill.) High School and the University of Illinois, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Mu Sorority and Centenary United Methodist Church. ...
Victor Larimer, 70, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1938 to Arthur and Lily (Cejnar) Larimer in Chicag0. The family moved to the Solsberry and Bloomington area where he attended Solsberry High School...
Lavelda M. Johnson Goble
Lavelda M. Johnson Goble, 82, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in her home. She was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Greene County to Earl Bales and Dola Ringo Bales. She was employed at Indiana State University from 1961 to 1987. She retired as administrative assistant to the president emerita, after having served under ISU President Alan Rankin and Richard Landini...
Martha C. (Stierwalt) Freeman
Martha C. (Stierwalt) Freeman, 91, of Spencer and formerly of Midland, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at The Residence of McCormick's Creek. She was born March 31, 1916 in Gosport to Morton and Clara Gayle (Anderson) Stierwalt. She was a self-employed seamstress, raised foster children, enjoyed cooking and played the piano and sang at many different churches...
Clyde Owen Fiscus
Clyde Owen Fiscus, 91, of Eddyville, KY, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at Caldwell County Hospital, Princeton, Ky. Born March 21, 1916, in Owen County, he was the son of Benjamin and Lula (Franklin) Fiscus. A 1935 graduate of Worthington High School, he played on the football team all four years. ...
Mary Margaret Himebrook
Mary Margaret Himebrook, 79, of Linton, passed away at 3:30 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at the Linton Nursing Home. She was born in Linton on Dec. 7, 1928, the daughter of Claude and Anna May (Jeffers) Hawkins. She worked during her younger years at Real Silk in Linton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Nine Mile Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Columbian Chapter #140, in Linton and several sewing clubs...
Freeda Rose Hayes
Freeda Rose Hayes, 76, of Koleen, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born July 16, 1931 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Gabe and Freeda (Reed) Cazzell. She was a nurse at Bloomfield Nursing Home, Greene County General Hospital and Linton Nursing Home. She was also a member of the Koleen Union Church...
Rev. Boyd D. Stepler
Rev. Boyd D. Stepler, 93, St. Cloud, FLA , a pastor of Saron United Church of Christ, in the 1960s and 1970s, and a Florida resident since 1988, passed away at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Plantation Bay Rehabilitation Center in St. Cloud, FL...