Obituaries from July 2009
J. W. "Pee Wee" Johnson
J. W. "Pee Wee" Johnson, 77, of Worthington, passed away Friday morning, July 31, 2009 at his residence. He was born June 12, 1932, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi to Bluett and Ruth (Smith) Johnson. He retired from I.B.E.W. Local 1393 as a lineman on power line construction, after 43 years service. ...
Dennis J. Abrams
Dennis J. Abrams, 62, of Bloomfield, passed away at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital. Born July 17, 1947 in Greene County, he was the son of Amos and Ellen (Smith) Abrams. He was a fork truck operator for General Electric retiring in 2008 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Sharkey Trinity Pentecostal Church...
Wilma "Ruth" English
Wilma "Ruth" English, 73, of Jasonville passed away on July 29th at Union Hospital in Terre Haute after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Jasonville on Sept. 19th, 1935 to Katherine Smith Zuder and Henry Zuder. She married Charles R. English on April 25th, 1952. She was a charter member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church where she also served as the financial secretary. She volunteered at the Blessed Hope Baptist School for over 20 years...
Larry Lee Anderson
Larry Lee Anderson, 68, of Linton and formerly of Lyons, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born on May 31, 1941, in Linton, to Leslie and Sydney (Gwaltney) Anderson. On February 11, 1965, Larry married Marilyn Jones and they had three children...
Imojean Seals, 85, of Bloomfield passed away at 6:22 A.M. on Tuesday July 28, 2009 at the Bloomington Hospital. Imojean was born September 14, 1923 in Bloomington the daughter of Lenwood Adams and Dess (Lyles) Adams Hutchens. Imojean was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Christian Church, Bloomfield American Legion Auxiliary and several Bridge Clubs...
Edrie C. Griffith
Edrie C. Griffith, 82, of Linton, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009, at Linton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 29, 1927, in Lorain, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas A. & Minnie (Roeder) Stone. She worked at General Electric in Linton for 34 years. She was a member of the First Church of God in Linton and a past member of the Salvation Army...
Johnny Wayne (Walters) Hulen
Johnny Wayne (Walters) Hulen, 79, of Shelburn, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday July 23, 2009 at Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sullivan. He was born in Sullivan County on Sept. 3, 1929, he was the son of John Hulen and Arlie Oleta Bedwell...
Lois Pauline Lenning
Lois Pauline Lenning, 92, of Jasonville, passed away at her son's home at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009. She was born in Pleasantville on Oct. 11, 1916, the daughter of William Woodward and Ella Brown Woodward. She was a member of the Church of God...
Harry F. 'Jack' Fitzpatrick
Harry F. 'Jack' Fitzpatrick, 92, of Linton, IN, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. He was born on October 12, 1916, in Sandborn, IN, to Harry and Mae (Berry) Fitzpatrick. On December 24, 1938, he married Marietta Edwards...
Library board to meet Thursday The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Linton Public Library at This meeting is open to the public. Switz City Waterworks Switz City Waterworks customers living on Baseline Road and State Road 54 between the junction of 54 and 57, east to the White River Bridge, may experience dirty water and low pressure from Friday through Monday, July 27. ...
CW5 Ret. William F. "Sonny" Hinchman
CW5 Ret. William F. "Sonny" Hinchman, 42, died Friday morning, July 17, 2009, near Baghdad, Iraq in a helicopter crash. He was born November 11, 1966 in Linton, IN, to Walter Jerry and Nina R. (Bosell) Hinchman. Sonny graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School at the end of the first term Dec. 1984 to enter the Army and started in Warrant Officer School. He then entered the flight program. He retired in April with 25 years service as a helicopter pilot...
Ruth (Mrs. Morris) Roark, 86, of Westphalia, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Sandborn, on March 28, 1923, to Edward H. "Duke" and Pearl A. (Hagemeier) Stremming. On May 24, 1947, she married Leonard Morris Roark...
Mae Lewis, 84, of Linton, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family at 4:02 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born May 4, 1925 in Vincennes, the daughter of James and Ida (Brogan) Archer. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post No. 22 in Linton and the Linton Moose Lodge...
Eleanor (Bundrick) Turner
Eleanor (Bundrick) Turner, 96, of Bloomfield and formerly of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday July 16, 2009 at her residence. Born April 4, 1913 in Rhineland, MO, she was the daughter of Fred and Eva (Hampton) Turner. Eleanor worked as a bank auditor and was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church...
Leon Baker, 52, of Coal City, passed away at 1:02 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009, Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born February 24, 1957 in Linton to Wilson and Marie (Ley) Baker. Leon was a farmer, carpenter and truck driver. He graduated from Clay City High School in 1975...
Harold V. Zimmerly
Harold V. Zimmerly, 79, of Switz City, passed away at 4:49 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. He was born March 1, 1930, in Switz City, the son of John William and Bertha (Miller) Zimmerly. He was a farmer. Harold enjoyed fishing and hunting and attending his grandsons' sporting events. He was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Owen County and was a Marine veteran of the Korean War...
Mary Lucille Lowdermilk
Mary Lucille Lowdermilk, 88, of Clay City died July 10, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. at Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. She had been at Southwood for only one day. Lucille had been ill in the hospital for the past several weeks. She was born January 2, 1921 in Jasonville, the daughter of Joe and Esther Reubelt Fougerousse...
Linda D. (Kirkpatrick) Ferree
Linda D. (Kirkpatrick) Ferree, 52, of Indianapolis, passed away July 8, 2009 in the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 31, 1956 in Linton, she was the daughter of Raymond L. Kirkpatrick and Patty (St. John) Kirkpatrick. She married Dave Ferree and he preceded her in death...
Clayton Ronald Jacobs
Clayton Ronald Jacobs, 80 of Indianapolis, died July 10, 2009. He was an Electrician at IBEW Local #481 for over 50 years. Clayton served in the U S Navy serving on the USS George DE697 for 4 years. He was on the Executive Board of the Indiana Chapter of the Destroyers Escort Association and a member of Valley Mills Christian Church...
Helen Leona Wright
Helen Leona Wright, 86, of Bloomington died Thursday, July 9, 2009 at her residence. She was born March 26, 1923 n Greene County, the daughter of Lecurgis "Crug" and Dollie (Crowe) Dagley. She was a group leader at RCA durng her younger years and a realtor for more than 30 years. She was a farm wife and daughter numerous people about the Bible throughout her 52 years as one of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Jane Salyer, 85, of Eddyville, Ky., passed away at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Salyer was retired as an administrative secretary for Indiana Bell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Linton. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Harold Salyer; one son, Max Morgan of Miami Springs, FL.; one step-daughter, Barbara Beckman of Newburgh; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Max A. Harrah of Indianapolis...
Helen Marjorie Basye
Helen Marjorie Basye, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away at 8:58 p.m. on Thursday July 9, 2009 at her residence. Helen was born January 13, 1921 in Bloomfield the daughter of Arnie and Lillie (Hanson) Hash. Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rebecca's Lodge # 595 in Bloomfield and was the Past Noble Grand, Bloomfield American Legion Auxiliary # 196 and the Home Ec Club, she was also a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church...
Winnifred A. Nelson
Winnifred A. Nelson, 99, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009. She was born January 5, 1910 in Bloomfield, the daughter of Winfield and Audrey (Hattabaugh) Ambaker. Winnifred was a homemaker and past member of the First Methodist Church of Valparaiso. ...
Robert H. Kean
Robert H. Kean, 68, of Bloomington died on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on April 5, 1941 in Bloomington. the son of Ivan and Mary (Bennett) Kean. He was a retired employee of the Indiana University Physical Plant where he worked in the control center for more than 30 years. ...
Margaret 'Marge' L. Miller
Margaret 'Marge' L. Miller, 73, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Linton on June 17, 1937, she was the daughter of Jessie L. and Violet M. (Myers) Miller. Marge worked at the Jasonville Cord Factory for 14 years...
Mary C. Johnson
Mary C. Johnson, 93, of Linton, passed away at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009 at the Lyons Health & Living Center. Mary was born Jan. 7, 1916 in Owen County, the daughter of John and Captolia (Ross) Haferkamp. Mary was a seamstress at Crane during World War II and a member of the Linton United Methodist Church...
Gregory Squires, Sr.
Gregory Squires, Sr.,66, of Lyons, passed away at 11:07 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born July 31, 1942, in Boonville, the son of Gayle C. and Thelma (Cuvelier) Squires Cole. He worked as a mechanic for U-Haul and was also a self-employed mechanic...
Tom D. Schloesser
Tom D. Schloesser, 45, of Bloomfield passed away at 3:50 P.M. on July 3, 2009 at the IU Med Center in Indianapolis.
Christine Geneva Minks
Christine Geneva Minks, 77, of Lyons passed away at 10:20 P.M. on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at the Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. Christine was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Salt Lick, Ky., the daughter of Rainey and Maudie Patterson. She worked for Dan Pielemeier in the cafeteria of the Pielemeier Rexall Drug Store for 20 years, she got temporary work at Crane before returning to Pielemeier's. ...
Nancy Ilene (Robison) Greene
Nancy Ilene (Robison) Greene, of Bloomfield, passed away on July 5, 2009 at the age of 64. She is survived by her husband, Donald Greene of Bloomfield, son Wayne Greene of Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter Karen (Greene-Smith) Wells and son-in-law Tim Wells of Bloomfield, mother Thelma Robison of Bloomfield, she leaves behind four grandchildren, Cassie Wells, Kyle Smith, Josh Wells and Cyndel Smith all of Bloomfield, and her father and mother in-law, Edgar and Dorothy Greene of Linton...
Gerald L. "Red" Reed
Gerald L. "Red" Reed, 81, of Linton, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Switz City, the son of Wayne and Ruby (Beasley) Reed. On March 11, 1947, Gerald married Betty Sinders, and they had three children...
Gerald "Red" Reed,
Gerald "Red" Reed, 81, died Wednesday morning, July 1, 2009, at his residence in Linton.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.