Obituaries from January 2009
John M. Fry
John M. Fry, 66, of Linton, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at his son's residence in Dugger. He was born Nov. 15, 1942 in Clay County, the son of George and Doris Lucinda Michaels Fry. He traveled to the Chicago area as a young man and learned the trade of millwright. He worked at several manufacturing businesses...
Dallas "Duke" Padgett
Dallas "Duke" Padgett, 82, of Worthington passed away 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at his residence. He was born July 24, 1926 in Marco to Frederick Austin and Edna May (Loffland) Padgett. He retired from NSWC Crane in 1981 after 35 years. After retiring from Crane, he did maintenance work for Dr. Bob Moses for several years. He was a member of Worthington Christian Church, Army veteran of World War II, and Worthington American Legion...
Betty May Workman
Betty May Workman, 70, of Switz City, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at her residence. Born Jan. 4, 1939, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of John William and Pearl (Gibson) Abel. She was retired from RCA. She also worked at Greene County General Hospital and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Switz City Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #22 in Linton...
Kathryn "MamK" Osbon
Kathryn "MamK" Osbon, 94, of Lyons, passed away 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital. Born June 23, 1914 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Ora Howard and Abigail (Smith) Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star...
Pamela Serea Budd
Pamela Serea Budd, 28, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Ray Deckard, 91, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Sullivan County Nov. 26, 1917 to Alonzo Deckard and Pearl Parks Deckard. Ray was a self employed farmer. Survivors include two sons, Keith Deckard and wife Wanda, Rusty Deckard and wife Sue, both of Sullivan; two daughters, Carolyn Forbes of Sullivan, and Nancy Hannum and husband Jock of Dugger; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Andrew, Bradley Deckard, Kathy Chapman, Susan Thrasher, Anita Zellers, Kenny Forbes, Erin Deckard, Christina Carpenter, Jamie Hannum, Desson Hannum; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.. ...
Oma B. Bovenschen
Oma B. Bovenschen, 94, of Carlisle, passed away at 3:02 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 28, 2009 at Sullivan Co. Community Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Newkirk Funeral Home in Dugger.
Lois M. Dickerson
Lois M. Dickerson, 89, of Switz City and formerly of Camby, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born May 6, 1919, in Columbus, to Joseph W. and Hazel M. (George) Holman. She was a homemaker & a member of Switz City Full Gospel Church...
Katherine D. (Martindale) Kindred Carpenter
I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this. (John 11:25-26.) Katherine went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at 9:50 p.m. at her residence on Rt 1 Bloomfield. She was 83 years, 10 months and 6 days old...
Leona A. Kirkpatrick
Leona A. Kirkpatrick, 85, of Linton, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1923, in Coal City, to Charley and Effie (Love) Stantz. She married Marvin Kirkpatrick on November 30, 1945. Leona was a cook for Crane School and Crane Base for 15 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Switz City Christian Church, American Legion Post #22 Ladies Aux., VFW Ladies Aux. and was a pink lady at the Greene Co. General Hospital...
Robert Wayne Robinson Sr.
Robert Wayne Robinson Sr., 85, of Indianapolis and formerly of Bicknell and Greene County, passed away at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Knox County on March 18, 1923 to Spencer Robinson, and May Wolford Robinson...
Ina Pearl Barnes Memorial Service
Ina Pearl Barnes, 93, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Barnes of Bloomington, her son, Bill Barnes (Charlotte) of Matthews, N.C., a granddaughter, and three great grandsons. She is also survived by one niece and five nephews...
Kathryn B. Osborn
Kathryn B. Osborn, 94, of Lyons, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home in Lyons.
Katherine D. Carpenter
Katherine D. (Martindale) Kindred Carpenter, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away at 9:50 p.m. on Monday January 26, 2009 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Robert J. Weatherwax
Robert J. Weatherwax, 89, of Lafayette, Ind. and Fort Myers Beach, Florida, died in Fort Myers, on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Born April 11, 1919 in Clay County, he was the son of the late John Tarquin and Pearl Ruth (Liechty) Weatherwax. He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served during World War II from 1942 to 1945. In 1954, he moved his family from Midland to Lafayette. He was employed at Eli Lilly from 1955 to 1982 where he retired as a supervisor in the pipe shop...
Richard Lee Goodson
Richard Lee Goodson, 81 of Linton, passed away at 2:29 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Linton on May 16, 1927, the son of Percie E. & Goldie C. (Lynch) Goodson. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired after serving on the Linton Fire Department for 20 years, and also worked for Haseman's Pest Control & the Phil Harris Golf Course...
Gwen M. Lester
Gwen May (Duncan) Lester, 59, of Mellott, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Gwen was born on May 17, 1949 in Linton. She was the daughter of Pansy Duncan and the late Jack Duncan. She grew up in Linton and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1967...
Donald Heaton, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away 1:50 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Greene County General Hospital. Born June 8, 1921 in Greene County, he was the son of Dexter and Blanche (Bender) Heaton. He was retired as a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Faith Christian Church. He served as an elder for 35 years at Worthington Christian Church. He was a member of the drainage board, the FHA board, and formerly a member of the Lion's Club...
Richard Goodson, 81, of Linton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, Linton Chapel. Funeral and visitation details can be viewed on Saturday afternoon at www.welchcornett.com or at www.gcdailyworld.com...
Ray Deckard, 91, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Newkirk's Funeral Home..
Elaine Ellen Johnson
Elaine Ellen Johnson, 83, of Linton, passed away at 3:53 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Linton, the daughter of John and Atha Fern (Jackson) Wright. She worked at Peoples Trust Company in Lyons and Switz City as a teller. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and line dancing...
Terry Lee Phegley
Terry Lee Phegley, 52, of Linton and formerly of Bloomington, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2009, at his residence in Linton. He was born March 10, 1956, in Linton, the son of Alpha "Junior" and Nelda (Hayes) Phegley. He was co-owner of Judy's Flowers & Gifts in Bloomington and was a member of the New Covenant Pentecostal Church in Linton. He was an avid musician, playing bass guitar in several bands and was an avid basketball and football fan...
Loretta Jane Barre
Loretta Jane Barre, 91, of Linton, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2009 at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born in Hymera on Nov. 6, 1917 the daughter of Edward Palmer and Stella M. Sluder Palmer. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomfield, and worked as a cook for 14 years at the Kat a Korner Restaurant in Sullivan...
Julie A. Racey
Julie A. Racey, 29, of Oaktown, passed away at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Carlisle. She was born April 15, 1979, in Sullivan, the daughter of Michael Dale and Mary Christine (Haynes) Bruner. She was a Certified Nurses Assistant in several nursing homes & private homes. She attended Bible Wesleyan Church in Linton...
Michael B. Donaldson
Michael B. Donaldson, 48, of Merritt Island, Fla. and formerly of Sandborn, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at his residence. He was born on September 30, 1960, to Bob L. Donaldson (deceased) and Heide (Ahrens) Donaldson. Heide later married David O. Anderson, who became Michael's father while he was still quite young.
Julie A. Racey
Julie A. Racey, 29 of Oaktown, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2009 in Carlisle.
Arrangements are pending at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Julie A. Blevens
Julie A. Blevens, 43, of Dugger, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Stockton, Ca. on Nov. 30, 1965, the daughter of John Steel and Doris Mae Ashburn Steele. Julie was an LPN. Survivors include her husband, Michael Blevens; one son, Joshua Steele of Dugger; two brothers, Curt Steele of Dugger, and Tom Steele of Yakimaw, Wash.; one sister, Johna Helton of Strawsburg, Va...
Ida Irene Walterss
Ida Irene Walters, 88, of Worthington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. She was born October 16, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Elmer and Minnie Williams Zlaty. Ida was a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church...
Rosetta Marilyn Blair
Rosetta Marilyn Blair, 72, of Clay City passed away at her daughters' home at 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Greene County, the daughter of Henry T. and Pansy Goodman Rooksberry. Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Marco High School. She had been a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, attending her grandson's soccer games and swinging on her front porch swing...
Michael B. Donaldson
Michael B. Donaldson, 48, of Merritt Island, Fla. and formerly of Sandborn, passed away at his residence. He was the son of David and Heide (Ahrens) Anderson. Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com...
Larry D. Earle
Larry D. Earle, 64, of Linton, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday January 20, 2009 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Greene County on December 26, 1944 to Charles W. Earle Sr.and Salome Goodson Earle. Larry was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Lyons...
Dale Richard Bruhn
Dale Richard Bruhn, 73, of Worthington, IN, passed away on Jan. 14, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital.
He was born October 10, 1935, in Bemidji, MN.
Dale was a U. S. Marine Corp veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, and was a heavy construction equipment operator until retirement.
David Marshal Lee
David Marshal Lee, 93, of Switz City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. Lee was born in Lyons, on Nov. 12, 1915, to John and Daisy (Fisher) Lee and was the youngest of seven siblings. His parents and siblings precede him in death. David was married to Violet O. Begerman on November 11, 1939. They were married 49 years until her death in 1988...
Katie E. Bowersock
Katie E. Bowersock, 88, of Wingo, KY, passed away at her residence 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009. She was born July 3, 1920 in Owen County. She was a homemaker, and member of the Church of Christ in Wingo, KY. She is survived by four sons, George Nelson (Anita) Bowersock, Dunmor, KY, Ronald Lee (Betty) Bowersock, Hermitage, TN, Ralph William (Patty) Bowersock, Bridgeport, IL, Terry David Bowersock, Dunmor, KY; four daughters, Betty Louise (Delbert) Hurston-Sells, Winston-Salem, NC, Sharron Kay (Lenny) Arndell, Central City, KY, Dennice RoseAnn (Sam) Lindsay, Wingo, KY, and Detra Lynn (William) Wallace, Dunmor, KY; 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.. ...
Marjorie L. Johnson
Marjorie L. Johnson, 86, of Linton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born on Aug. 21, 1922, to Paul and Geneva (Hummel) Storey. On December 6, 1940, she married George B. Johnson. Marjorie had worked as ward secretary for Greene County General Hospital. She was a member of Glenburn United Methodist and the First United Methodist Churches, the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, and Eastern Star Chapter #140...
Clara Belle McKee
Clara Belle McKee, 84, of Sandborn, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was a life long resident of Sandborn, born on Nov. 17, 1924, to Coy and Sadie (Spencer) Williams. On Oct. 11, 1946, she married Alvin E. McKee...
Amel T. and Therese Stevens
Amel T.,80 and Therese Stevens, 79, of Worthington, passed away, Amel, 4:45 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2009 and Therese, passed away 4:10 a.m., Friday, January 16, 2009, both at Bloomington Hospital. Amel was born Oct. 24, 1928, in Delaware County to Amel and Louisa (Wilksman) Stevens, Therese was born April 1, 1929, in Amberg, Germany...
Wilburn Dale Clayton
Wilburn Dale Clayton, 82, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, Jan.10, 2009 in Naples Community Hospital in Naples, FL. He was born April 14, 1926 in Linton, to Guy Joseph Clayton and Opal Adaline (Fines) Clayton. He was a supervisor for PSI in Terre Haute. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of WW II having served with the 5th Marine Division. He attended Linton High School and was a member of the Lawton-Byrum Post #972 VFW, and a member of B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge in Linton...
Marjorie Ruth "Margie" Miller
Marjorie Ruth "Margie" Miller, 81, of Route 2, Worthington, passed away at 8:15 a.m., Monday, January 12, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital, in Linton. She was born Aug. 1, 1927 in Worthington to A. Earl and Clara (Wall) Dyer. She was a nurse and she retired from Greene Co. General Hospital in 1980. She got her RN degree from Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She was a member of Worthington Christian Church...
Ina Pearl Barnes
Ina Pearl Barnes, 93, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. She was born March 9, 1915, in Cleaton, Ky., the daughter of William and Mary Ellen (Rose) Roll and moved with her parents to Linton when she was 3 years old...
Kenneth L. Brinson, 83, of Cloverdale, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. He was born Feb. 28, 1925 in Martinsville, IN He was retired 32 years from the U.S. Post Office, former World War II Army Medic, 66 Field Hospital Unit. His other jobs included Lieber's Photography and Ford Motor Co. He was a former member of Englewood Christian Church...
Pauline Ruth Bays
Pauline Ruth Bays, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away 12:42 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital. Born May 7, 1921 in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Homer Tracy and Zelta (Bennett) Jackson. Pauline worked in the offices of the Auditor and Recorder of Greene County, retiring as Greene County Recorder after over 30 years of total service...
Rosie L. Rodgers
Rosie L. Rodgers, 73, of Linton, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Southwood Rehab Center in Terre Haute. She was born in Linden, VA on Oct. 23, 1935. She worked several jobs in her life including working for the Prince Georges County, Maryland Police Department as a crossing guard, and worked along the side of her husband who was a minister for several years...
Jay R. Klein
Jay R. Klein 67, of Indianapolis, died Jan. 8, 2009. Jay was born Dec. 17, 1941 to Solomon and Mary Klein. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for General Motors Metal Fabrication for 31 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Shelbyville Road Church of Christ...
Rosie L. Rodgers
Rosie L. Rodgers, 73, of Linton, passed away at 8:30 a.m.Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Southwood Rehab Center in Terre Haute. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Donald E. Hays
Donald E. Hays, 76, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at his residence. Born May 11, 1932 in Monroe County, he was the son of Everett and Cloffa (Brannon) Hays. Donald was retired from the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the Military Uniform Services Association...
Deronda Moore Holmes
Deronda Moore Holmes, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009 at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. Born June 30, 1912 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Macon Cleveland and Essa (Swayze) Moore. Deronda was a homemaker and a bookkeeper, keeping books for Kuhlenschmidt, John Deere, and Chrysler Products in Newberry. ...
Neta Jo Price
Neta Jo Price, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away Jan. 7, 2009. She was born Aug. 6, 1936 to the late Thomas and Letta (Moody) Luxton of Linton. Neta was a bookkeeper for Young Mobile Homes and also employed in the insurance field part-time. She was a member of Fountain Square Church of Christ, a past president of the PTA for School No. 54, and a 40-year member of the All-Star Ladies Bowling League...
Marion Donald "Crickett" Bridges
Marion Donald "Crickett" Bridges, 83, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Jasonville, to William Bridges and Gladys (Garlit) Bridges. A Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as a chemical operator for Pfizer for 33 1/2 years before retiring in 1982. He attended Friendly Grove Baptist Church...
Michelle R. Hamilton
Michelle R. Hamilton, 35, of Linton, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Daviess County, on Oct. 15, 1973, to Michael U. and Phyllis J. (Underhill) Hoggatt. On Aug. 1, 1998, she married Brian P. Hamilton. Michelle was a LPN for Select Medical and a mother to her young daughter...
Elizabeth "Jane" Fraser
Elizabeth "Jane" Fraser, 88, of Bloomington and formerly of Linton, passed away 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born July 16, 1920 in Lyons, she was the daughter of Cyrus E D. and Grace (Autrey) Freguson. She worked for RCA in Bloomington for 19 years prior to retirement...
Dale Faught, 77, of Jasonville, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at his residence. He was born December 6, 1931 in Jasonville, to Ralph Faught and Laura McNeely Faught Dale was a member of Shakamak Communty Church in Jasonville, a U.S. ...
Michelle R. Hamilton
Michelle R. Hamilton, 35, of Linton, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home in Linton.
Louis E. "Lou" Staak
Louis E. "Lou" Staak, 84, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN and was Vice President of Manufacturing at Franklin Electric for 11 years and formerly worked for General Electric for 29 years...
Maxine Horrall, 87, of Spring Valley, Ohio passed away at 4 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 3, 2009 at Bellbrook Nursing & Rehab in Bellbrook, Ohio. Born Sept. 13, 1921 in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Claud Earl and Edna M. (Reynolds) Young. Maxine worked at Haag Lab in Linton as a secretary. She was a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church...
Earl Forest Dye
Earl Forest Dye, 95, of Solsberry, passed away 3:20 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Lyons Health and Living Center. Born September 7, 1913 in Martin County, he was the son of Rama and Dollie Louise (Crowe) Dye. He was a carpenter for Grossman Construction in Bloomington, retiring in 1978. ...
Loretta Joan Bennett
Loretta Joan Bennett, 75, of Avon and formerly of Dugger, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Dugger May 6, 1933, the daughter of Newton Wilkes and Eloise Fulk Wilkes. She was a member of the Plainfield Christian Church and was employed at Walmart...