Obituaries from October 2008
Vernon K. Tracy
Vernon K. Tracy, 78, of Sebring, FL and formally from Jasonville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 in Highlands Community Hospital. He was born March 22, 1929 in Farmington, Ill., the son of Franklin and Bertha Tracy. Vernon was an U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after 27 years of service at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary...
Virgil R. Smith
Virgil R. Smith, 87, of Linton, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 at his residence. He was born on July 15, 1921, in Linton to Charles and Lyndia (Owens) Smith. On December 1, 1950, he married Martha Alderson and they had two daughters. Martha passed away on April 19, 1992. He later married Dolores Rader on October 5, 1994...
John Edward McAtee
John Edward McAtee, 52, of Bloomington formerly of Newark, passed away 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at his residence. Born January 26, 1956 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of John Harris and Dorothy Jean (Rutledge) McAtee. He was the long time proprietor of the Newark General Store and was a machinist for Greiner Engineering in Bloomington. He was a member of the Newark Baptist Church and an avid fisherman...
Virginia Rose Cullison Holder
Virginia Rose Cullison Holder, 85, of Linton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at the Linton Nursing Home. She was born May 10, 1923 in Sullivan County to William (Son) and Leona A. Kilpatrick Cullison. Survivors include: a son, Donald (Alice) Holder of Elkhart; a daughter, Carolyn (Paul) Stone of Linton; a sister, Evelyn Mullis, of Linton; seven grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren...
Daniel G. Sharp
Daniel G. Sharp, 90, of Linton, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.
Mary Jane (Kent) Klaeffling
Mary Jane (Kent) Klaeffling, 84, of Greenfield, passed away on Oct. 26, 2008 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1923, in Elnora, the daughter of Clyde and Ella (Benham) Kent.
She graduated from the Jordan Conservatory of Music at Butler University and went on to teach music at Indianapolis public schools. She later worked at Meridian Mutual Insurance Company and at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Bradley United Methodist Church in Greenfield.
Virgil R. Smith
Virgil R. Smith, of Linton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com
Shirley W. Moore
Shirley W. (Gibbs) Moore, 80, of Ellettsville and formerly of Linton, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on Dec. 16, 1927 in Sullivan County to Raymond 'Bill' and Alma (Booker) Gibbs. She married Ned 'Wally' W. Moore on April 13, 1946...
Charles A. Brickman
Charles A. Brickman, 71, of Linton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in Linton.
He was born in Blaine County, OK, on November 4, 1936, to Ezra and Lyda (Schuber) Brickman. He married Linda Bragg on Feb. 7, 1981.
He was an aircraft worker, retiring in September of 1995.
Survivors include: his sons, Charles Brickman, Jr. of Pueblo, CO and Richard Brickman of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Dawn Brickman of LaMirada, CA; grandchildren: Xypher, Vanessa, Loren, Alyssa,
Sally L. Rawley
Sally L. Rawley, 92, of Worthington, passed away 8:23 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at her residence. She was born October 30, 1915, in Sullivan County, to Frank & Flora (McNeil) Girdner. She was a homemaker and retired from Crane. She and her husband ran the Nickel Café and Rawley's Bait Shop in Worthington. She was a member of the Christian Church...
Jackie Lee "Jack" Martindale
Jackie Lee "Jack" Martindale, 49, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at his parent's home in Switz City. Born September 7, 1959 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, he was the son of Vernon and Thelma Martindale. Jack formerly worked for the Attorney General of Texas at Austin. For the last 12 years he was Fleet Manager for Stonebelt Trucking in Bloomington...
James Franklin McGill, 64, of Spencer passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at his residence. Born July 24, 1944 at Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of Austin McGill and Frances Selman McGill. He is survived by his former wife, Barbara Corder of Spencer; children, Frank, Rick, Mike, and Kelly McGill, all of Bloomington, Rob and James Stierwalt, Polly Myers; siblings, Shirley McQuillen of Linton, Thomas McGill of Solsberry;a niece, Crystal Johnson; and eight grandchildren...
John Paul Nemeth
John Paul Nemeth, 78, of Linton and formerly of South Bend, passed away on Oct. 18, 2008 in Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He retired from General Electric and also had been employed by Studebaker. A United States Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Korean Conflict member of the American Legion Post No. 22...
Timothy Scott Mercier
Timothy Scott Mercier, 48, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008 at the Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1960 in Bloomington he was the son of George and Luetta Furhman Mercier. He graduated from Bloomington North High School in 1978 and from Indiana University in 1984. ...
Lois B. Harris
Lois B. Harris, 89, of rural Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her residence. Born Nov. 14, 1918 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Henry Ledgerwood and Emma Hasler Ledgerwood. She is survived by her children Kenneth Harris, Althea Caraway, and Christina Riggle, all of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren...
Vera E. McKinnon
Vera E. McKinnon, 87, of Newberry, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
She was born March 26, 1921, in Linton, the daughter of Desire and Minnie (Barnett) Cuvelier.
She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Linton Assembly of God Church.
David Lee Burger
David Lee Burger, 60, of Jasonville and formerly of Florida, passed away Monday, Oct. 20. 2008 at the Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 19, 1948 in Indiana, he was the son of George Burger and Betty J. (Crysell) Burger...
Charles "Ray" Brown
Charles "Ray" Brown, 92, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:01a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born December 1, 1915 in Newberry, he was the son of Henry and Bertha (Corya) Brown. Ray was a farmer and would have been a teacher at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church for 72 years this November 30th. He was a member of the Newberry Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years, the Polled Heifer Association, and the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church...
Merle and Pat Hardy
A memorial service with military rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Worthington Cemetery for Merle Hardy and Pat Hardy. Merle Hardy passed away April 10, 2006. He was 80. His son, Mike Hardy, passed away on Sept. 11, 2008. Both were U.S. military veterans -- Merle served in World War II and Mike during the Vietnam War...
Pauline M. Rhodes
Pauline M. Rhodes, 83, of Jasonville and formerly of Scotchtown, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday October 19, 2008 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Greene County on June 16, 1925, the daughter of Charles Barton and Laura Leigh Barton...
Velma L. Poynter
Velma L. Poynter, 46, of Linton, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. She was born on September 25, 1962, in Somerset, Kentucky, to Orvillie and Mildred (DeBord) Whitis. She married Rickey N. Poynter on October 25, 1993.
Robert E. Wise
Robert E. Wise, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2008 at his residence. Born July 21, 1921 in Hamilton County, he was the son of Emmett and Edith (Stanbrough) Wise. He was a lifetime farmer, he also worked for Westinghouse Electric in Bloomington from 1960-1983, He was a floral/produce vendor at the Farmers Market in Bloomington from 1984-2008 where he was known as the "Glad man."...
Patricia Claire Neal
Patricia Claire Neal, 67, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Born March 26, 1941 at Sandborn, she was the daughter of John "Quick" Sanders and Janet Davidson Sanders. She was a nursing assistant and home haalth aide...
Harwood Crites, 89, of Paragon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. Born Oct. 1, 1919 in Greene County, he was the son of Charles Bernice and Ona Mae (Hunter) Crites. He married Wilda Delores (Hamilton) Crites on Oct. 10, 1942...
Marion Elizabeth "Betty" McKain
Marion Elizabeth "Betty" McKain, 87, of Sullivan, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at her residence. She was born on July 8, 1921 in Mason Co., MI to Frank and Agnes (Nulph) Silvis. She married Ralph H. McKain on August 13, 1937. She was a homemaker and farmer, retiring in 2001. She was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center in Sullivan...
Hanna Alene Faith Jerrell-Barton
Hanna Alene Faith Jerrell-Barton, newborn daughter of Ren Daniel Barton and Samantha Lynn Jerrell passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 shortly after her birth at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Survivors include her parents; one sister, Trenity Lynn Barton, at home; maternal grandparents, John and Cheri (Lawson) Jerrell of Linton; maternal great-grandparents, Larry (Brenda) Jerrell of Linton and Donald (Charleen) Black of Brazil; paternal grandparents, Terry (Stephens) (Paul) Lux of Linton and Richard (Melissa) Barton of Dugger; paternal great-grandparents, Wilma Stephens and Jerry (Marlene) Lux, all of Linton; Godparents, Carl (Beverly) Westfall of Linton. ...
Rosalie Rapp, 78, of Linton, passed away at 5:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on December 15, 1929, the daughter of Claude M. and Ruth P. (Green) Livingston. She retired from General Electric in Linton & worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart in Linton...
Mary Dorraine Schermerhorn
Mary Dorraine Schermerhorn, 86, of Randolph, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa. She was born on Dec. 31, 1921, in Jasonville, the daughter of Samuel Houston and Mary Louise (Ansorge) Edelman. She graduated from Switz City High School in Switz City, and received her nursing degree from the Florida Sanitarium in Orlando, Fla. ...
Gladys L. VanWinkle
Gladys L. VanWinkle, 72, of Bloomfield passed away at 7:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born September 21, 1936 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Orval and Olive (Heaton) Vandeventer. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Westside Trinity Pentecostal Church in Bloomington...
Joan Thacker, 74, of Solsberry passed away at 10:02am on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 1, 1934 in Solsberry, she was the daughter of Wayne "Buck" and Gertie (Sherrow) Yoho. She worked at Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington and Eastern Greene Schools, retiring after 24 years of service. She was a member of the Solsberry Christian Church...
Dorothy Jean McAtee
Dorothy Jean McAtee, 72, of Greene County, passed away 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at Prairie Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington. Born Nov. 29, 1935 in Jasonville, she was the daughter of Virgil and Mary (Reeves) Rutledge...
Ronald B. Tackett
Ronald B. Tackett, 80, of Solsberry, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at his residence. Born, July 1, 1928, in Tuscola, IL, he was the son of Philip and Marie (Mast) Tackett. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was employed at RCA, Otis Elevator, and the Bloomington Coca Cola Bottling Company...
Harry Eugene Groves
Harry Eugene Groves, 83, of Bloomington and formerly of Jasonville, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at his residence. Born Sept. 28, 1925 in Lafayette, he was the son of Harry Everett Groves and Minnie Mae (Smith) Carpenter Groves He was married to Thelma Jean (Sexton) Groves on Dec. 29, 1945 in Midland. She preceded him in death Jan. 11, 2002...
Charles W. Timmons
Charles W. Timmons, 85, of Bloomfield, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born Dec. 14, 1922 in Bloomfield, Indiana. He was the son of Marion Edward & Adrienne (Walker) Timmons. He was retired from Bell Cleaners in Bloomfield. He was a member of the First Christian Church and American Legion Post # 196 both in Bloomfield, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II...
Lorain "Ronnie" Harrison
Lorain "Ronnie" Harrison, 91, of Lyons, passed away 12:42 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Willow Manor in Vincennes. Born June 3, 1917 in Sullivan County, he was the son of Willis E. and Jennette (Payne) Harrison. He was a coal miner and a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of God, the Hymera Masonic Lodge, and the Terre haute VFW...
Sherry L. Hay
Sherry L. Hay, 46, of Sullivan, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. She was born in Jacksonville, Fl. on June 15, 1962. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sullivan. Survivors include: one son, Greg Hay of Sullivan; one daughter, April Hay of Sullivan; her companion of 10 years Jim Williams; and three grandchildren, Zackary David Hay, Cameron Lee Moreland, and Page Lynn Hay...
Joseph Arthur Greenwood
Joseph Arthur Greenwood (Joe), 49, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at Piedmont Hospital. He was born in Dowagiac, Michigan. He was a graduate of Gainesville High School and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ...
Fern Bolding, 89, of Muncie,passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Willow Bend Living Center in Muncie. She was born on Oct. 14, 1918 in Linton, the daughter of Israel and Ursula "Sula" Ann (Taylor) Williams, both of Martin County. She moved to Muncie with her husband James R. Bolding in 1948 where they owned and operated J & J Welding. James preceded her in death in 1978...
Danny Ray Gage
Danny Ray Gage, 62, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at his residence in Linton. He was born in Linton on Oct. 25, 1945, the son of Lewis and Marietta (Holder) Gage. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Greene County Home Health Care in Linton. He was of the Catholic Faith and was a member of the American Legion Post #22 & the B.P.O. Elks #866, both of Linton...
Mabel M. Allen
Mabel M. Allen, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:53 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 2, 2008 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 7, 1924 in Koleen, she was the daughter of Elbert R. and Dottie N. (Fesler) King. She was an assembly worker at RCA in Bloomington for 20 years and retired. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 538 in Bloomfield, and the Past Matrons Club No. 538 and member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church...
Mabel M. Allen
Mabel M. Allen, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:53 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Heart Center in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield
Jerry D. Mitchell
Jerry D. Mitchell, 66, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2008 at his residence Born Oct. 3, 1941 in Greene County, he was the son of Lystra D "Tubby" Mitchell and Hazel (Gambill) Mitchell He retired from General Electric in 1996 and also worked at Wal-Mart in Linton until 2007. He attended New Covenant Ministries in Linton...
Ronald Lee Neidigh
Ronald Lee Neidigh, 74, of Bloomington, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Bloomington. Born Sept. 2, 1934 in Bloomfield, he was the son of Clifford M. and Alberta U. (Floyd) Neidigh. Ronald was a carpenter for Neidigh Construction...
Judith Ann Kirk
Judith Ann Kirk, 69, of Lyons, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Greene County on Nov. 7, 1938, she was the daughter of James and Zena (Frye) Mowery. She married Gerald Dean Kirk in 1981. Judith was a CNA working in the Valparaiso, Indiana area. She was of Pentecostal faith...
Mildred O. Mills
Mildred O. Mills, 89, of Jasonville and formerly of Hymera passed away at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center at Jasonville. Born October 22, 1918 in Woodbury, IL, the daughter, Clarence Wallisa and Bertha (Shafer) Wallisa...
R. Michael "Mike" Ahern
R. Michael "Mike" Ahern, 65, of Jasper passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Indianapolis, to Robert and Helen (Bugher) Ahern. He was President and CEO of Springs Valley Bank & Trust in Jasper and formerly worked at Merchants National Bank in Indianapolis. ...
Stanley D. (Jiggs) Ridge
Stanley D. (Jiggs) Ridge, 70, of Paxton, passed away Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Sullivan County on Feb. 23,1938 to Andrew Ridge and Jennie Ladson Ridge. He retired from the Operating Engineers Local No. 841. Survivors include one stepson Thomas Dorris and wife (Patty) of Shelburn; four brothers, George (Jr.) Ridge of Paxton, Oral Ridge of Mendota, IL., John Ridge of Earlville, IL., and Samuel (Buck) Ridge of Vincennes, five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren...
Nicholas B. Munden
Nicholas B. Munden, 6 months and one day old, of Portage, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Nicholas was born on March 28, 2008 in Valparasio to Ronald Brett and Jessica Ann (Tauchman) Munden. He is survived by his parents; twin brother, Andrew Jace Munden; maternal grandparents, Sue and Chuck Tauchman of Chesterton; paternal grandparents, Ron and Diane Munden of Bloomfield; maternal great grandparents, Ruth Bodnar of Chicago, IL and Charles Tauchman of Chicago, IL; paternal great grandmother, Sara Munden of Middletown, IN; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other loved ones.. ...