Obituaries from July 2008
John "Keith" Crane
John "Keith" Crane, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington. Born Jan. 16, 1924 in Solsberry, he was the son of John Edward and Blanche Mae (Bullock) Crane. He was an ammunition specialist for NWSC Crane retiring Jan. ...
Joseph R. Beadle
Joseph R. Beadle, 83, of Linton and formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008 at Forest Creek Village Rehab Center in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Greene County, the son of the Rev. Noah A. and Maggie (Norris) Beadle...
Carol Ann Prell
JASONVILLE -- Carol Ann Prell, 65, of Jasonville died at her residence at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. She was born April 6, 1943 in New London, Wis., and was the daughter of Harvey and Constance (LaBeau) Brauer. She married George A. Prell on Aug. 3, 1976...
Joseph M. Willett
Joseph M. Willett, 71, passed away at 11:07 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born June 19, 1937 in Louisville, Ky., and was the son of Joseph M. and Bridget Lazarilla (Barneir) Willett. He married his wife Mary L. Willett on April 30, 1955...
Dr. Keith Broshears
Dr. Keith M. Broshears, 59, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Linton. He was born in Terre Haute on Dec. 14, 1948, the son of Dr. Kenneth and Geraldine (Macer) Broshears. He served as a Diplomat on the American Board of Forensic Dentistry and the American Board of Forensic Examiners, was a Life Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, was a member and webmaster of the Indiana Society of Forensic Odontology, listed in the Who's Who in the World & Who's Who in America, member of the American Dental Association and the Indiana Dental Association, was a Captain of the U.S. ...
Irvas M. Marsh
Irvas M. Marsh, 87, of Waterford, Mich., passed away July 23, 2008. She was born in Switz City on May 14, 1921, and was the daughter of John and Bertha Miller Zimmerly. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth M. Marsh; two daughters, Alice M. Winslow and Patsy Marsh Ahonen; three grandchildren, Shawn R. Cornell, Stephen Thomas Ahonen, and Meghan Elizabeth Ahonen; great grandchild Taylor May Cornell; sister of Harold V. Zimmerly and the late John W. Zimmerly Jr. and Mary Alice Veatch...
Elizabeth May (Trowbridge) Bland
Elizabeth May (Trowbridge) Bland, 93, of Bloomington (Previously a resident of Solsberry until 1993) passed away at 1:25 P.M. at Bloomington Hospital on Monday July 28, 2008. Born August 14, 1914 in Delaplaine, Arkansas she was the daughter of Rolla C. and Zelpha Judith (Andis) Trowbridge...
Clarence Harold Wools
Clarence Harold Wools, 81, of Linton, passed away at 2:42 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2008, at the Union Hospital of Terre Haute. He was born in Jasonville on August 29, 1926, the son of Robert and Myrtle (Risher) Wools. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Crane. He was a member of the Linton Church of Christ and the Jasonville American Legion. He was an avid fisherman & hunter...
Mary Jeffers Bowman
Mary Jeffers Bowman, 99, passed away May 18, 2008, in Cary, North Carolina. She was born on a Greene County farm Aug. 2, 1908, the second of three daughters of Sam and Maggie Jeffers. She was valedictorian of the Lyons High School class of 1926, then earned a teaching certificate from the Teacher's College of Indianapolis. ...
Richard Lee Baker
Richard Lee Baker, 70, of Linton passed away on July 26, 2008. Born July 31, 1937 in Greene County, he was the son of Frank Baker and Alma Thomas Baker. He is survived by his children, Debra Coleman, Penny Berry, Mike Baker, Venus Hollifield; a sister, Dixie Blackburn; an uncle, Paul Ammerman; 18 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren...
Martha Lou Haskett
Martha Lou Haskett, 86, of Switz City passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Friday July 25, 2008 at her residence. Born May 15, 1922, in the Park Community in Greene County, she was the daughter of William and Lou (Wade) Sparks. She was a homemaker, member of the Park Sunshine Club for over 60 years, member of the Walnut Grove Church and attended Mansions in Heaven Church...
Dola B. Long
Dola B. Long, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at her residence. Born September 6, 1927,in Greene County, she was the daughter of Douglas and Edith (Jeffers) Huffman. She retired from G.E. She also worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone from 1949-1960. She also worked at Crane. She was a member of Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Greene County Historical Society and Greene County Landmarks...
Lester A. Crooks
Lester A. Crooks, 83, of Sullivan, passed away at 12:10AM Saturday July 26, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Dugger on January 14, 1925 to William Harrison Crooks and Eva Mae Alumbaugh. Lester was a WWII Navy veteran, retired from Indiana and Michigan Breed Power Plant in Fairbanks, the past President of the Local #292 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Sullivan Eastern Star #53, Dugger Masonic Lodge # 721, the Sullivan and Terre Haute Zorah Shrine, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #911, Sullivan VFW Post #2459, and the Shelburn American Legion Post#197.. ...
Martha Lou Haskett
Martha Lou Haskett, 86, of Switz City, passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Friday July 25, 2008 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Clara M. Axsom
Clara M. Axsom, 60, of Solsberry, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 13, 1947 in Monroe County, the daughter of Cletus and Mary (Lucas) Axsom. A retired employee of General Electric of Bloomington, she previously worked for RCA and PTS Electronics. She was also a graduate of Ivy Tech in Bloomington...
Glenn L. Smith
Glenn L. Smith, 86, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Bicknell, he was the son of Earnest L. and Amy (Townsend) Smith. He worked for Stogsdill Grocery, and was a warehouseman at Wetterau for 20 years...
Paul Alan Arnold
Paul Alan Arnold, 67, of Dugger, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at his home. Born Dec. 24, 1940 in Dugger, he was the son of Robert G. and Violet Shake Arnold. He was a retired welder from Otis Elevator in Bloomington. He was a member of the Indian Prairie Baptist Church and the Linton Moose Lodge...
Clara M. Axsom
Clara M. Axsom, 60, of Solsberry, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Charles W. Slover
Charles W. Slover, 50, of Shelburn, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. Born Sept. 13, 1951 in Chicago, he was the son of Virgil and Dorothy Brown Slover. He was formerly employed at McDonald's in Terre Haute...
Lester "Gene" Watkins
Lester "Gene" Watkins, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 11, 1926 in Bloomington, he was the son of Frank H. and Bessie (Bingham) Watkins. A veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Philippines during World War II. ...
Roscoe "Chig" Dennis Kittle
Roscoe "Chig" Dennis Kittle, 95, of Clay City, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008, at his home in Lewis. He was born in Clay County, April 24, 1913, to Charles and Laura (Sinders) Kittle. He graduated from Coalmont High School with the class of 1931. ...
Thelma E. Sears
Thelma E. Sears, 85, of Worthington, passed away at 4:30 A. M., Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born March 20, 1923 in Lyons, she was the daughter of James and Jessie (Haskett) Flynn. She was a homemaker, and formerly worked for Indiana Telephone and co-owned Sears Auction Service with her husband. She was also a member of the Newberry Church of the Nazarene and Worthington Garden Club...
Jeff A. Ramsey
Jeff A. Ramsey, 46, of Route 1, Spencer, passed away at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 from injuries sustained in a wreck on U.S. 231 north of Spencer. Born November 2, 1961 in Linton, he was the son of Ronald and Judy (Slaven) Ramsey. He was a truck driver for Country Auto Parts in Spencer...
Roger Dale Singleton
Roger Dale Singleton, 54, of Cass, passed away at 5:14 a.m. Thursday July 17, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. He was born in Sullivan on Jan. 25, 1954 to Omer Dale Singleton, and Eva June Ashcraft Singleton. He was formerly employed at Keller's Aluminum Factory in Linton...
Zenophia E. Alumbaugh
Zenophia E. Alumbaugh, 86, of Sullivan, passed away at 12:28 p.m. Sunday July 13, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Sullivan on Jan. 17, 1922 to Herschel McCammon and Alpha Crooks McCammon. A homemaker, she was a member of the Who So Ever Will Church and worked at Mary Sherman Hospital for a number of years...
Orville Miller, 86, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at his residence in Linton. He was born on Jan. 29, 1922, the son of Pat & Margaret Miller. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from government work in Detroit, Mich. He left Detroit, in 1985 and moved to Linton, IN. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Hi-Flyers Club, both of Linton...
Gerald G. "Fuzz" Southern
Gerald G. "Fuzz" Southern, 60, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 12, 1948, in Monroe County, he was the son of Herschell and Elsie (Sexton) Southern. He was a truck driver for IMI. He attended Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and was a member of Bloomington Moose Lodge 1081...
Michael Kent Craig
Michael Kent Craig, 41, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Bloomington Hospital. He was born October 9, 1966, in Linton, Indiana, to Jackie and Nancy Helms Craig. He was an owner and manager of PTS Electronics in Bloomington. Survivors include: his wife, Kelly Kuehn Craig of Bloomington; his children, Conner and Sydney Craig of Bloomington; his sister Melissa and her husband Bruce Lear of Spencer; and his parents, Jack and Nancy Craig of Bloomington...
Wilma J. O'Malley
Wilma J. O'Malley, 80, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008 at Columbus Alzheimer Care Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1927 in Linton, to Millard and Ruth (Hollingsworth). Wilma was retired from DCSC. She is survived by her adaughter, Diana (Steve) Stockwell; grandson, Keith Stockwell; granddaughter, Amy (Kevin) Downey; great-grandson Tyler Downey; sister-in-law, Mary Hagerman; family friend, Jackie Stockwell; her husband of 36 years, Charles O'Malley; step-children, Robert O'Malley & Penny (Dana) Kovach; step-grandchildren, Amy O'Malley, Scottie (Michelle) O'Malley, Larry O'Malley, Mendy O'Malley, Paul (Asley) Kovach and Candice Kovach; 16 great grandchildren.. ...
Rita Sue (Orman) Rehmel
Rita Sue (Orman) Rehmel, 65, Anderson, passed away July 10, 2008 at Community Hospital, Anderson. She was born September 8, 1942 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 48 years; James Rehmel; two daughters; Kathy (husband, Eric) Hutchison and Karen Rehme; a brother; Roy Dean (wife, Linda) Orman; step- mother-in-law Rosie Rehmel; half sister-in-law; Darlene (husband, Ken) Cruthers; three grandchildren, Ryan Davis, Brittney Davis (special friend, Andrew Hubbell) and Jordan Hervey; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Vince and Linda Wilson.. ...
Raymond Ross Terrell
Raymond Ross Terrell, 80, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Born Aug. 13, 1927 at Burns City, he was the son of Perry Terrell and Elmira (Earl) Terrell. Survivors include: his wife, Esther (Carmicheal) Terrell; children, Karen Kellar of Washington, Edward Terrell of Sanborn; siblings, Ivan Terrell of Montana, Fae Shake of Odon, Edna Johnson of Elnora, Esther Knight of Linton, Wilma Heshlman and Lois Pieper, both of Sanborn; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Raymond Ross Terrell
Raymond Ross Terrell, 80, Linton, passed away at Tuesday, July 9, 2008 at his residence.
Arrangements are entrusted to Nathan Butler Funeral Home of Worthington.
Robert Wayne Botkin
Robert Wayne Botkin, 82, Newark, passed away Tuesday at his residence. Born May 18, 1926 at Bedford to Robert Botkin and Myrtle Mae (Sasser) Botkin. He farmed this area all of his life, and served as a rifleman in the U.S. Army in Japan during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation (Japan) Medal...
Betty Lou (Sparks) Miller
Betty Lou (Sparks) Miller, 67, of English, passed away on July 8, 2008 aty Floyd Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 15, 1940 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Doris and Ophia Bland. She retired as a teacher at the Brazos Middle School in Orchard, TX...
Barbara W. Alkire
Barbara W. Alkire, 83, of Salt Lake City, UT, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2008. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alkire, who passed away in 1999. A memorial service was held on June 23, 2008...
Dorothy June Gallion
Dorothy June Gallion, 81, of Jasonville, passed away at midnight Monday, July 7, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. Born Jan. 27, 1927 in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Ray Richert and Mary Edith (Thomas) Richert She was a homemaker and previously worked at The Jasonville Leader over 47 years ago. she was also a member of Lawton Street Christian Church in Jasonville...
Robert E. Sanders
Robert E. Sanders, 89, of Linton, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born in Dugger on April 18, 1919, he was the son of Lon Millman and Anna (Smith) Sanders. On May 11, 1989, he married Geneva M. (Wiles) Hall. Robert was a machinist and owned/operated a tool and die shop, retiring in 1988...
Merril Don Chesterfield
Merril Don Chesterfield, 47, of Shelburn, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Friday July 4, 2008 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Linton on Feb. 1, 1961 to Wayne Chesterfield and Ella House Chesterfield. Merril was an Army National Guard veteran...
Harold Lloyd Dickey
Harold Lloyd Dickey, 91, of Pilot Knob, Mo. and formerly of Jasonville, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Iron County Hospital in Pilot Knob. He was born June 21, 1917 in Jasonville, the son of John Dickey and May (Borders) Dickey. He retired as a coal miner from Peabody Coal Company and served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Jack A. Martindale, Sr.
Jack A. Martindale, Sr., 62, of Bloomfield, passed away 10:40 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1946 in Linton, he was the son of Albert and Mildred (Hawkins) Martindale. He was a truck driver for RCA and attended the Little Cincinnati Christian Church. He was a member of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge and the Solsberry Order of Eastern Star...
Kenneth A. Mejean
Kenneth A. Mejean, 48, of Sullivan, passed away 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born in Gary on April 2, 1960 to David Mejean and Iola Sietz Mejean. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include: his companion, Patty Wilson of Sullivan; two sons, Christopher Mejean of Linton and Zachariah Mejean of Sullivan; two daughters, Allie Shelley of Sullivan and Sierra Mejean of Sullivan; three brothers, James Mejean of Linton, Frank Mejean of Crawfordsville, and David Mejean of Campbellsville, Ky.; one sister, Rebecca Mejean of Linton.. ...
Ray M. Pafford
Ray Merrill Pafford, 92, of Bloomington, died Tuesday morning at his residence. Born Nov. 26, 1915 in Stanford, Ind., he was the son of Homer S. and Matilda (Butcher) Pafford. He was a carpenter and belonged to the Carpenter's Union for 72 years. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ and enjoyed reading, genealogy research, and farming. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant...
John Corbin, 81, of Owosso, Mich., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Memorial Healthcare. He was born on Jan. 4, 1927 in Linton, the son of Wayne and Leta (Turner) Corbin. He worked as a bank teller in his hometown of Linton and later for Owosso Savings Bank for 20 years, becoming their vice president and branch manager. He then managed Johns Sport & Marine for 15 years. He later was a sales rep for Stechschulte Gas & Oil...
Michael W. Haddix
Michael W. Haddix, 69, of Vincennes and formerly of Worthington, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at his residence with his family. He was born June 18, 1939 in Paris, IL the son of John O. and Elsie Terrell Haddix. He was a graduate of Paris High School in 1957. ...
James E. Dierdorf
James E. Dierdorf, 75, of Trail Creek, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008 at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1933 in Spencer, he was the son of Irvin and Tracy Dierdorf. James was a retired millrite from Bethlehem Steel after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 3rd Armored Division and was stationed around the world...
John C. Blevens
John C. Blevens, 86, of Mooresville and formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2008. He retired as a stock chaser from Allison's Transmission after 33 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II under General George S. Patton's Third Army. He participated in the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and earned a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Aldergate United Methodist Church and of the United Auto Workers...
Carrie Allen, 86, died at Taylor House Hospice, Des Moines, Iowa on June 30, 2008. Born on Jan. 23, 1922 in Koleen, she was the daughter of Davis Blaine and Mary Etta (Harper) Emery. On February 25, 1939 she married Wilbert Allen, also from Koleen. Carrie spent most of her life in Indiana. Her earlier years were in the Koleen/Bloomfield areas. In the early 1960's, Carrie and Wilbert moved to the Kokomo/Greentown area. Carrie moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 2002...
Wyatt Daniel DeJesus
Wyatt Daniel DeJesus, 3, of Linton, passed away at 1:16 p.m. Monday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Il. He was born April 22, 2005 in Terre Haute to Rommel L DeJesus , of Champaign, Ill. and Heather L Grounds of Linton. Other survivors include: a brother, Waylon Dudley of Linton; maternal grandparent, Nan West and Papaw Bob of Jasonville and Mark Grounds of Navarre, FL; paternal grandparents Constacia DeJesus of Philippines and Narciso DeJesus of Philippines; maternal great grandparents, Woody and Gertrude West of Linton, Kenny and Christy Kennett of Jasonville, Devonna and Paul Johnson of Midland, Sondra and Rick Dayhoff of Lyons, Beckie Grounds of Bloomington; maternal great-great grandparents, James Yeryar of Midland, Dorothy Kennett of Jasonville and Dorothy and Jim Grady of Jasonville; aunt, Mercy Oliphant, uncle, Uretz John Oliphant; cousins, Kathryn Oliphant, Michael Oliphant and Jonathan Oliphant; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. ...
Dale G. Sanders
Dale G. Sanders, 52, of Linton and formerly of South Bend, passed away at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born July 28, 1955 in South Bend to William and Margurite Cook Sanders. Survivors include: one son, Aaron Wesley Sanders of South Bend; two brothers, Carl Sanders and Bill Sanders, both of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews...