Obituaries from June 2008
Anna P. Tonelli
Anna P. Tonelli, 86, of Altoona, PA and formerly of Pimento, passed away at 5:24 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Sept. 22, 1921 in Ganister, PA, she was the daughter of Harvey Harrison Eugene Wance and Laura (Gharret) Wance...
Hamilton J. "Hamie" Southworth
Hamilton J. "Hamie" Southworth, 63, of Aurora, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 in Greensburg. He was born April 9, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Alden Southworth and the late Amanda Wollam Southworth Surviving are son, Harold (Kathy) Hyatt of Greensburg; daughters, Faythe (Eric) Ewing of Greensburg; Jackie Dieng of Milan; Angela (Jason) Warbelton of Bellevue, NE; brothers, Jerome Southworth of Wichita, KS, Rodger Southworth of Beaver Creek, OH; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.. ...
Jarrett "J.J." Edward Nicholson
Jarrett "J.J." Edward Nicholson, 26, of Linton, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008. He was born February 25, 1982 to Cyndi and Nick Nicholson. He was employed at Purdue Turkey Farms in Washington, IN. He also had worked in construction. Survivors include: his parents, Cyndi and Larry Rogers; children Harleigh, Holden, NaLanie as well as child due in December; mothers of children, Amber Nicholson, Kristi Vestal, and Meagan Gentry; sisters Teresa Hedden and husband Bud, Shannon Delph and husband Brian, Chrissy Nicholson, Leslie Taylor and husband Rusty; Jamie Nicholson; brother Steve Nicholas; nieces and nephews A.J. ...
Kim A. Morris
Kim A. Morris, 55, Mooresville, passed away June 7, 2008, in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 25, 1953, in Fort Wayne. He was a truck driver for Elite Transport until 2005 when he retired due to illness. Prior to, he worked for Utility Trailers. He served in the United States Navy was a member of the Mooresville American Legion and V.F.W...
Wilma L. 'Billie' DeCourcy
Wilma L. 'Billie' DeCourcy, 85, of Linton, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1922, in Linton to William B. and Edna (Frankenfield) Carlton. Billie married Charles N. DeCourcy on October 10, 1938. She owned and operated 'Billie's Beauty Shop' and retired in 1966. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter #360 (50 yr. member), and American Legion Post #22 Ladies Auxiliary...
Rayford D. Jackson
Rayford D. Jackson, 64, of Bloomfield, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at his residence. Born in Mt. Vernon on Feb.18, 1944, he was the son of William Jackson and Edna Peerman Jackson. He worked at RCA in the shipping department for 33 years until his retirement. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the NRA and Cloven Hoofs Motorcycle Club...
Doris Combs, 94, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born Sept. 8, 1913 in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Earl and Lena (Malone) Johnson. She graduated from Worthington High School in 19322 and earned a teaching certificate Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She taught in Greene County at Campground and Waterworks schools. She helped organize and work for the first Greene County Welfare Department in Bloomfield...
Elise A. Franklin
Elise A. Franklin, 61, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born in Linton on Nov. 13, 1946, she was the daughter of Virgil E. and Virginia 'Jenny' R. (Clayton) McCammon. She married Donald R. Franklin on Sept. 10, 1967...
Mary Lois Allen
Mary Lois Allen, 91, of Elnora, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. Born in Odon on Aug. 26, 1916, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Dossie (Graham) Malone. On March 15, 1936, she married Ralph Eugene Allen. He preceded her in death May 24, 1984...
Jerry Lee Boruff
Jerry Lee Boruff, 64, of Martinsville,passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday June 24, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Dec. 2, 1943 in Greene County, he was the son of Norman Edward "Jack" & Leona Maxine (Roach) Boruff. Jerry was a self employed contractor, and a member of the Odon Christian Church...
Rebecca P. McCarthy
Rebecca P. McCarthy, 81, Middleburg Heights, OH, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Survived by her daughters Tery "Theresa" (Paul) Martineau, D-D (Mike) Bunaisky and Barb "Babs" (Ron) Dunn; grandchildren Paul (Jennifer) and John (Jennifer) Martineau, Joseph Timothy Derov, Len Bunaisky, Becci (James) Chambers and Brandi (Jamie) Robertson; great grandchildren Alex and Charlie Martineau, Lily and Rileigh Bunaisky, Zac Flaherty and Chase Martineau; great grandmother-to-be of Baby Robertson; granddog Jake. ...
Daniel Joseph Hanson
Daniel Joseph Hanson, 56, of Owensburg, passed away June 20 at his residence. He was born Sept. 14, 1951 in Bedford, the son of Donald Joseph and Kathleen Marie (Schumacher) Combs. He married Kathleen Ann Kohler on March 17, 1973 and she survives. He worked at NSWC Crane as a warehouseman and also worked with missiles. ...
Ralph Hugh McKain
Ralph Hugh McKain, 94, of Sullivan, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born in New Lebanon on April 27, 1914, to Homer and Anna (Ault) McKain. Ralph married Betty Silvis on August 13, 1937. He was a farmer, retiring in 2001 and a member of New Beginnings Worship Center of Sullivan...
Myrtle Maxine Yagle
Myrtle Maxine Yagle, 84, formerly of Edwardsport, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Bridgepointe Health Campus in Vincennes. She was born May 24, 1924 in Westphalia, the daughter of Norman and Estel (Fiscus) Everett. She had been a cook at the Freelandville Nursing Home...
Allen W. "Chip" Clayton, Jr.
Allen W. "Chip" Clayton, Jr., 66, of Vincennes, passed away June 20, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Greene County to Allen W., Sr. and Garnett Summerville Clayton. He married Mary (Newell) Clayton on May 29, 1976 and she survives...
Edna Ruth Martin
Edna Ruth Martin, 86, of Linton, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on June 19, 2008 at Linton Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Columbus, May 14, 1922 the daughter of Noble Lazzell and Gertrude Bishop Lazzell. Edna was a former clerk at the Ace Hardware in Linton...
Eleanor Stevens Neal
Eleanor Stevens Neal, 67, of South Hill, Va. passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 in Community Memorial Healthcenter following a lengthy illness. She was a retired Virginia State Police Secretary at the area office in South Hill. She is survived by her husband ,William Parker Neal; three sons William P. ...
Vera B. Hathaway Layton
Vera B. Hathaway Layton, 91, of Terre Haute passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 6, 1917, in Hutsonville, Ill., to Frank M. Hathaway and Clara McCrory Hathaway. Vera worked at Crawford County Soil Conservation Office and Crawford County Farm Bureau in Robinson. ...
Jimmy L. Shepler
Jimmy L. Shepler, 74, of Sullivan, passed away at 6 a.m. Tuesday June 17, 2008 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Sullivan on Dec. 22, 1933 to Fred Shepler, and Anna Ridge Shepler. He was a U.S. Army veteran in the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post No.139 in Sullivan...
Mrs. Forest Cleveland
orest F. Cleveland, 101, of Linton and formerly of Lyons, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Glenburn Home. She was born on June 16, 1906, in Sullivan County to Oliver Perry and Stella Rose (Begemann) Mounts.
On December 29, 1925, she married Paul C. Cleveland.
Forest was a homemaker and a member of Indian Prairie Baptist Church.
Violet Mae McFarland
Violet Mae (Hill) McFarland, 95, of Lyons, passed away at 8:12 p.m. on Sunday June 8, 2008 at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. Born February 10, 1913 in Spencer she was the daughter of Winfield and Dollie Ann (Maners) Hill. A homemaker, she was a member of the Newberry Nazarene Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Red Hat Club and was a cancer survivor...
Chester E. Pugh
Chester E. Pugh, 54, of Pleasantville, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008 at his residence. Born March 25, 1954 in Lebanon, Tenn., he was the son of Donald and Lillie Westmoreland Pugh. He was a U.S. Army veteran in Vietnam. Survivors include: his mother, Lilly Pugh of Highland; his wife Michele Myers Pugh of Pleasantville; seven sons, Billy Pugh of Howesville, John Pugh of Dugger, Jesse Pugh of Burgin, Ky., Joshua Pugh, Isaac Pugh, Adam Pugh and Matthew Pugh, all of Pleasantville; two daughters, Alissa Pugh and Lydia Pugh, both of Linton; one sister, Linda Matchinski of Portland, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Isaih and Anna.. ...
Sarah L. Bays
Sarah L. Bays, 83, of Worthington, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born May 21, 1925, in Greene County, the daughter of Garrett & Bessie (Fiscus) Hamilton. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Johnny's Onion Ring Factory in Worthington and at Worthington-Jefferson School. She was a member of Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthington...
Pastor John Alden Booker
Pastor John Alden Booker, 69, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at his residence in Dugger. He was born in Linton on Jan. 5, 1939 to Belle (Bedwell) and Floyd Booker. He graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1957. From 1961-1964, John served in the U.S. ...
Wayne Eugene "Gene" Thorlton
Wayne Eugene "Gene" Thorlton, 81, of Linton and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away June 8, 2008 at the Greene County General Hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1926 in Terre Haute, he was the son to Clarence Thorlton and Esther (Sidenbender) Thorlton. He married Margaret K. Burk and she survives...
Evelyn R. "Sis" Allaway
Evelyn R. "Sis" Allaway, 85, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 . Born June 10, 1922, in Hymera, she was daughter of Babe (Cross) and John Martin. She married Roy Allaway June 11, 1960. She worked at Formfit Rogers in Jasonville. Survivors include: two daughters, Patricia LeClercq and her husband Earl, and Shirley Padgett and her husband Phil. She has 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren...
Joseph E. Messick
Joseph E. Messick, 86, of Bedford, passed away 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1921, to Russell W. and Hazel Irene (Padgett) Messick. He lived in Bedford for several years and retired from Crane Naval Depot. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Liberty Christian Church...
Joseph Messick, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, in Bedford.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel.
Maryann Martha Dillon
Maryann Martha Dillon, 73, of Odon, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Born Aug. 23, 1934 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Claude Vernon and Leona Mae (Daffron) Johnson. She was a homemaker and also worked at the Odon Senior Center. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Washington, and the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries...
Donald M. Hughes
Donald M. Hughes, 62, of Bloomfield, passed away 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1945 in Sandborn, he was the son of Dale and Kathryn (Frederick) Hughes. He was a coal miner for Peabody Coal Company where he worked as a heavy equipment operator...
Sam O. Sherrill
Sam O. Sherrill, 70, of Linton, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday June 4, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville. He was born in Linton, July 25, 1937 to Sam and Madge Sherrill. Survivors include: his companion of 17 years Linda Hancock; two sons; Ron Sherrill and wife Laura of Shelburn, Kevin Sherrill and wife Dawn of Dugger; a daughter; Jeanette Reed and husband Jon of Terre Haute; three brothers; Bill, and Bob Sherrill both of Florida, and Terry Sherrill of Linton; four grandchildren, Mickey Sherrill, Nicki Fuhrman, Chelsea Sherrill, and Bobby Thompson; and five great grandchildren.. ...
Cora Belle McKee Krampe
Cora Belle McKee Krampe, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008. She was born Sept. 4, 1929 in Midland to Ralph and Velma McKee. She retired from Bank One and previously worked for Western Electric. She was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church and th Order of the Eastern Star Prospect Chapter...
Bill R. Hunt
Bill R. Hunt, 73, of Edwardsport, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at his residence. He was born Oct. 19, 1934 in Edwardsport, the son of Charles and Sophia (Brookshire) Hunt. A member of the Edwardsport Methodist Church, he had driven a forklift for Johnson Controls and worked for Eaton Monument and Brock Monument Company...
Jean Ann McClure
Jean Ann McClure, 71, of Linton, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born on Dec. 5, 1936 in North Salem, Ind., she was the daughter of Robert C. and Flossie L. (Henderson) Hester. Jean was married to Fred McClure in 1966...
Naomi G. Daniels,
Naomi G. Daniels, 93, of Dugger, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Monday June 2, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville. She was born in Coalmont on Sept. 28, 1914 to Pete Carpentier and Orania Kruse Carpentier. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dugger and the Pythian Sisters...
Justin Edward Stanley
Justin Edward Stanley, 24, of Route 2, Worthington, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1983 in Bloomington, the son of Richard and Roberta (Frye) Stanley. He was a 2002 graduate of White River Valley High School. He was a mechanic at the Triad Coal Mine in Freelandville & owned JS Excavating...
Norval J. Wonders
Norval J. Wonders, 82, died Saturday May 31, 2008 at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville. He was born in Sullivan County and moved from Linton to Boonville in 1966 A member of the Southside Baptist Church in Boonville, he retired from Amax Coal Co. Ayshire Mine. He worked for the Warrick County Disposal. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served as Combat Infantryman in Company K, 386th Infantry Regiment 97th Division. He was a member of the UMWA Local #1907...
Justin Stanley, 24 of R.R. #2, Worthington, passed away at 6:30 A.M. Sunday, June 1, 2008 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington.
Maxine Kinney, 82, Linton passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Linton on May 27, 1926, the daughter of Addis Bellamy and Alpha O. Eggers Bellamy. She is survived by a daughter, Veda (John David) Van Horn of Linton; brother, Carl Bellamy of Tuscon, Ariz. ...
Jean A. McClure
Jean A. McClure, 71, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Glenburn Home in Linton. Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home.