Obituaries from December 2008
Frederick (Ray) Ridge, Sr.
Frederick (Ray) Ridge, Sr., 83, of Leavenworth, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at Harrison County Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1924 in Deuchars, IN, he was the son of Albert and Edna Kemp Ridge. He was a 1943 graduate of Leavenworth High School. A member of the Leavenworth Presbyterian Church, he was a retired farmer and also retired from Soss Manufacturing. He was a member of the Leavenworth Masonic Lodge No. 188...
Amy Margaret Haffely
Amy Margaret Haffely, 90 of Linton, passed away at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Sullivan County on Nov. 13, 1918, the daughter of Jesse R. and Ida Opal (Gilbert) Flack. She worked at Walgreen Drug Store in her earlier years, and retired in 1988 after 23 years of service at the Linton-Stockton Elementary School cafeteria. She was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton...
Irene Phillips, 93, of Carlisle, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Evansville Protestant Home. She was born in Sullivan County, Indiana on March 9, 1915 the daughter of Ed Bennett and Sadie Hinkle Bennett. She was a retired teacher, having taught at Pleasantville and in Dugger at Union. ...
Cooper John Ryser
Cooper John Ryser, newborn son of Jeffery Paul and Jennifer Sue (Egbert) Ryser, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 26, 2008, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 in Linton. He is survived by his parents of Linton, a brother, Max Eric Ryser at home in Linton, maternal grandparents, Eddie and Pattie Egbert of Indianapolis, paternal grandparents, John and Terri Ryser of Linton, maternal great-grandparents, Patricia Egbert of Tulsa, OK, Clifford and Phyllis Fritz of Winamac, and Hazel Leitsch of Indianapolis, paternal great-grandparents, Ronald "Bo" Eikelman and Eric Ryser, both of Linton, two aunts, Jamie (Ryan) Rench of Stillwater, OK and Lynnette Ryser of Linton, an uncle, Jonathan (Elissa) Ryser of Sandborn, and four cousins.. ...
Harold J. Hamilton
U.S. Veteran Harold J. Hamilton, 88, of Odon, passed away 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. Born August 30, 1920 in Greene County, he was the son of Ernest and Anna (Dove) Hamilton. He was an ordinance worker for NSWC Crane retiring after 18 years of service. He was a member of Crane VFW post # 9297 and Kentucky Ridge Baptist Church...
Janet R. Taylor
Janet R. Taylor, 67, of rural Linton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was a life long resident of Linton, born July 29, 1941, to Henry and Thelma (Cox) Henico. Janet was an LPN at the Linton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Linton Assembly of God Church...
Charles John Miller
Charles John Miller, 84, of Elnora, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Monday at Washington Nursing Center. Born June 30, 1924, in Daviess County, he was the son of Charles E. and V. Faye (Farren) Miller. He attended Elnora High School and served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. Retiring in 1985, he worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane for 40 years and C.A.C.I. Crane for nine years. He was a member of Elnora Christian Church where he was a deacon and finance treasurer...
Warren (Shorty) L. Hatfield
Warren (Shorty) L. Hatfield, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away at 4:37 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1927 in Needmore, IN to Oren Vestal Hatfield and Lillian A. Turner Hatfield. He served in the Navy in World War II as a heavy equipment operator in the Seabee's in the South Pacific. ...
David L. McCullough
David L. McCullough, 73, of Jasonville, passed away at 2:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born Sept. 6, 1935 in Clay County, he was the son of Melvin McCullough and Dorothy (Brush) McCullough He married Patricia M. (Johnson) McCullough on Sept. 28, 1957...
Edwin J. "Ed" Cavanaugh
Edwin J. "Ed" Cavanaugh, 68, of Linton, passed away 3:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 15, 1940 in Lafayette, he was the son of Joseph P. and Mary Lucille (Goodman) Cavanaugh. He was a car salesman for many years in Terre Haute, most recently with Ron Dodson. ...
Susie J. Brannon
Susie J. Brannon, 72, of Jasonville, passed away 8:32 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Bloomington Hospital. Born August 9, 1936 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Marion and Keneva (Johnson) Myers. She was an assembly worker for General Electric, a homemaker, and a breeder of Boston Terriers for 14 years as owner and operator with her husband Marvin of Brannon's Boston's. She was a member of the Linton American Legion Auxiliary...
Lester G. Ball
Lester G. Ball, 83, of Linton, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital. He was born on Oct. 21, 1925 in Greene County to Daniel and Pearl (Copeland) Ball. He married Marjorie Ashcraft on Aug. 4, 1946. Lester served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After serving in the military he was a tool and die inspector for Crane. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for 50 years...
James B. Isenogle
James B. Isenogle, 78, of Avon , passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2008 at the Westside Garden Plaza Skilled Care Facility. He was born in Scotland, Ind. on May 23, 1930 to the late Charles and Amy Isenogle. Jim was a graduate of Scotland High School and served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. After the Air Force, Jim was employed by Indiana Bell Telephone Company (AT&T / Lucent Technologies) for 30 years and retired in 1985...
Roger Ayers, 72, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at his residence. He was the son of Burnell and Susie Ayers born February 10, 1936 in Nashville, Ind. Roger was employed by Otis Elevator for 33 years. He loved to camp and was looking forward to it this spring. He had a beautiful yard which he loved to mow and take care of. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and brother...
Ruth E. Michael
Ruth E. Michael, 94, a resident of Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 18, 2008 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born May 2, 1914 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Halda (Casner) Hart...
Wanda Mae Baker
Wanda Mae Baker, 63, of Linton, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at her daughter's residence in Linton. She was born Feb. 14, 1945 in Linton, the daughter of Roy C. and Leona (Phelps) Weaver. She was retired from NWSC Crane, where she worked as a supervisor...
Estelle Thompson, 83,of Linton, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan. She was born in Sullivan County, December 15, 1925, the daughter of Nelson Burris and Tressie O'Haver Burris. She retired from Crane...
Beulah Bernice Sherman
Beulah Bernice Sherman, 92, of Greenwood and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Dugger on March 25, 1916 the daughter of Claude Robert Shipman, and Charlotte McBride Shipman...
Billy Joe Boling
Billy Joe Boling Billy Joe Boling, 67, of Odon, passed away at 11:22 a.m., Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Daviess County Hospital in Washington. He was born June 13, 1941, he was the son of Maynard and Nellie Allen Boling. He was a life-long farmer and served in the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years. He was a member of the Second Mt. Olive Church, where he served as a deacon for 30 years...
Tani Elizabeth Heidenreich
Tani Elizabeth Heidenreich, 62, of Houston, Tx, and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at APEX Hospital in Katy, Tx. Born Sept. 23, 1946 in Linton, she was the daughter of Frederick William and Margaret Ann (Harley) Heidenreich...
Karen S. Green
Karen S. Green, 48, of Linton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at her residence. She was a life long resident of Linton, born on October 11, 1960, to Fieden Travis and Phoebe J. (Crowder) Sisk. Karen worked at the Linton Super Wal-Mart in the bakery department for the past 10 years...
Clarene F. Watson
Clarene F. Watson, 82, of Pleasantville, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Russell Springs, Ky. on Aug. 23, 1926, the daughter of Delmar and Neva (Phipps) Dowell. She retired from RCA in Indianapolis after 38 years of service. She was a member of the Pleasantville United Methodist Church...
Clarene Watson, 82, passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Carrie H. Daniels
Carrie H. Daniels Carrie H. Daniels, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Lyons Health and Living Center. Born May 1, 1912 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Jasper and Gertie (Haywood) Hasler. She was an assembly worker for Delco Electronics and a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church...
Robert Lee Bruner
Robert Lee Bruner, 80, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Rushville on July 29, 1928, the son of Clyde S. and Mary A. (Mowery) Bruner. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the 765th Battalion during the Korean War. He was retired from Amax Coal Company, Minnehaha Mine, in Dugger. He attended the Bible Wesleyan Chapel (formerly the Community Bible Church) in Linton...
Gladys Esther Lancaster Prather
Gladys Esther Lancaster Prather, 91, of Dugger and formerly of Martinsville, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at the Breckenridge Nursing and Rehab in Sullivan. She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 18, 1917, she was the daughter Chester Platt and Martha Jane Harshey Platt...
Henry M. Weix
Henry M. Weix, 86, of Abbotsford, Wis., passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Henry was born Dec. 7, 1921, at home in Colby to Martin and Mary (Tamborino) Weix. He attended the Sandhill School in Colby. Henry entered the National Guard Sept. ...
Dorothy J. Eckland-Griffin
Memorial services will be held for Dorothy J. Eckland-Griffin, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Bloomfield, who passed away Jan. 18, 2008. The memorial will be Saturday, Dec. 13, in Bloomfield at the Mansions In Heavan Church, 201 South Franklin Street (one block south of the town square)...
Mildred Carpenter, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away at 6:21 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Born April 10, 1941 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Audley F. and Leona Anna (Buckner) Harrah. Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the Lynhurst Eastern Star, Ad-Mar Club, and the Temple Improvement Club...
Robert Bruner, 79, of Linton, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Berniece Dailey, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born Oct. 19, 1921 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Kelcie T. and Anna (Fisher) George. She was a homemaker. Surviving relatives include: two sisters, Mary Lafoon and Velva Todd both of Bloomfield and several nieces and nephews...
Arthur Leon "Lee"Kendall
Arthur Leon "Lee"Kendall, 71, of Martinsville, passed away Frday, Dec. 5, 2008 at Morgan Hospital and Medical Center in Martinsville. Born Aug. 4, 1937 in Dugger, he was the son of George Frank and Cora Siglar Kendall. He worked for Schwab Foods, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center and The Waters of Martinsville. ...
Richard V. Phillips
Richard V. Phillips, 82,of Winchester, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at St. Vincent Randolph Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1926 in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late William and Anna May (Evans) Phillips. He retired from Omco Foundry in 1988 and was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, Union City American Legion No.158...
Raymond Austin Stevens
Raymond Austin Stevens, 84, of Jasonville , passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 in his residence. The 1942 graduate of Coalmont High School was born August 8, 1924 in Jasonville to John Stevens and Mary Malone Stevens. He was a retired from the U.S. Army plus three years in the U.S. Navy...
Kenneth A. Harris
Kenneth A. Harris, 67, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:38 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born Dec. 12, 1940 in Greene County, he was the son of Clarence and Lois (Ledgerwood) Harris. He was retired from the Army and a member of the DAV and Bloomfield American Legion Post No. 196...
James W. Goodman
James W. Goodman, 64, of Linton, passed away at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born June 6, 1944, in Greene County, the son of Willard L. and Etta I. (Gaines) Goodman. He worked as an LPN for several years at several different hospitals. He was a member of the White Rose Pentecostal Church...
Steven Douglas Strong
Steven Douglas Strong, 36, of Bethpage, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008. Steven was born in Terre Haute on Sept. 1, 1972. He is survived by mother and stepfather Ronda and Mark Tuttle of Gallatin, Tenn., father and stepmother Craig and Debbie Strong, of Sevierville, Tenn., daughter Rachel Strong of Bethpage, sister Laci Tuttle of Gallatin, grandparents, Wayne and Etta Wright of Linton and Jack Strong of Naples, Fla., step grandparents, James and Boncille Tuttle of Bethpage and Elizabeth Strong of Florida.. ...
Konner Dale McCammon Moffett
Konner Dale McCammon Moffett, newborn son of Ricky D. McCammon and Natalie D. Moffett, of Carlisle, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 shortly after his birth at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Survivors include his parents, both of Carlisle; maternal grandparents, Charles and Pam Hay of Dugger, Daniel Moffett of Linton; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Baker of Linton; paternal grandfather, Wendell McCammon of Sullivan...
James W. Goodman
James W. Goodman, 64, of Linton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at the Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Konner L. Moffett McCammon
Konner L. Moffett McCammon, newborn, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 shortly after his birth at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Dugger Chapel, Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com...
Caleb Anthony Villalobos
Caleb Anthony Villalobos, Bloomfield, infant son of Josue and Emily Marie Villalobos, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008. Surviving relatives include: mother Emily Marie (Wintergerst) Villalobos of Bloomfield; father, Josue Villalobos of Nashville; two brothers, Aidan Manuel Villalobos and Josiah David Villalobos, both at home; maternal grandfather, David Wintergerst of Odon; paternal grandparents, Ava and Eloy Villalobos of Mexico; and a great-grandmother, Elene Wintergerst...
Richard E. Ballard
Richard E. Ballard, 50, of Dugger, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 31, 1958 in Linton, he was the son of Maurice and Rosella Fines Ballard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a pilot and warrant officer. He was also a Dr. Father in the Greek Orthodox Church...
James B. Booker
James B. Booker, 58, of Brazil, passed away Friday Nov. 28, 2008 at St. Vincent Clay County Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1950 in Vincennes, the son of Darwin M. and Marjorie R.(Boardman) Booker. Booker was the owner-operator of Ecology Pest Control. He was involved in many basketball organizations and was formerly the Linton-Stockton High School freshman basketball coach. He also played in the Jackson Township Band and formerly the Brazil Concert Band...
Rex E. Bowman
Rex E. Bowman, 82, of Sandborn, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008 at Lyons Health & Living Center. He was born on May 29, 1926, in Sandborn, to Thomas B. and Daisy (Mitchell) Bowman. On June 26, 1949 he married Eva Colleen Brower and they had two children...
Charles M. Herron
Charles M. Herron, 77, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Clarian West in Avon. He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Madison, the son of Cletus and Ida Herron. He was a postal worker at the United States Post Office and was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...