Obituaries from August 2009
Leslie A. "Les" Reed
Leslie A. "Les" Reed, 75, of Linton and formerly of Terre Haute, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 in Greene County General Hospital. He was a boilermaker and a real estate agent. He was born Feb. 9, 1934 in Sullivan to David Andrew Reed and Eloise (Lowe) Reed...
William Joe "Bill" Staisch
William Joe "Bill" Staisch, 52, of Worthington passed away noon Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. He was born Sept. 6, 1956 in Linton to William L. and Eva Mae (Dailey) Staisch. He was a correction officer at the prison in Carlisle. He is a member of Linton First Christian Church, and a former member of Lincoln Christian Church where he had been a deacon. He formerly was a member of the carpenters union, and he graduated from Central High School in Switz City in 1974...
Lois Evelyn Nelson-Vaughn
Lois Evelyn Nelson-Vaughn, 85, of Switz City, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at her residence in Switz City. She was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Greene County, the daughter of Leo David and Daisy (Mills) Conklin. She was retired from General Electric in Linton. She was an avid quilt maker and loved to sew and crochet...
Monty A. Brown
Monty A. Brown, 64, of Linton, died Thursday, August 27, 2009, at the Martin County Health in Loogootee. He was born in Davenport, Iowa on July 16, 1945, the son of Taylor and Eunice (Beadle) Brown. He was a 1963 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1990 from the U.S. Postal Service and on Aug. 7, 2009 from R & R Trucking. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Washington...
Veeda May Collins
Veeda May Collins, 73, of Linton, passed away at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Linton, the daughter of Leo "Dugan" and Eva (Risher) Flynn. She worked as an accountant at General Electric, Rice's Building Supply in Linton, Peabody Coal Company and Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle. She was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church and was a 1953 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School...
David Charles Johnson
David Charles Johnson, 68, of Linton, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 due to an accident involving his light sport aircraft, "The Red Baron". Dave was born in Sterling, CO to David S and Nema M. Johnson, on Sept. 14, 1940. He married Dianne Henslee Johnson on June 24, 1978...
Veeda Collins, 73, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, August 26 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
Arrangements are pending at Welch and Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Dave C. Johnson
Dave C. Johnson, 68, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton
Norma "Kate" Kurzhal
Norma "Kate" Kurzhal, 84, of Jasonville, died at 1: 37 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. She was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Jasonville, the daughter of Clarence Thompson and Geraldine (McDonald) Thompson Hepler.
Keith Edward Rainey
Keith Edward Rainey, 47, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Rose Marie Lee
Rose Marie Lee, 93, of Zionsville, died August 22, 2009. She was born Jan. 20, 1916 in Linton to the late Oliver and Muriel Bush Tannehill. Rose Marie work for many years for Farmers State Bank in Zionsville where she retired as head bookkeeper. Rose Marie was a member of the Zionsville Christian Church, Whitestown Order of the Eastern Star, Hannah Circle, Business and Professional Club, Shepherd Center and Triad in Linton, Indiana...
Troy E. Ellis
Troy E. Ellis, 45, of Linton, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Linton on Sept. 19, 1963, to James W. and Saran M. (Stout) Ellis. On July 18, 1981, Troy married Jean M. Ball and they had seven children. Troy was an iron worker for Zachry, Inc...
Loretta Mae Kinnett
Loretta Mae Kinnett, 74, of Linton, passed away at her residence Friday August 21, 2009. She was born in Sullivan Co., Indiana September 23, 1934, the daughter of Raymond C. Broshears and Dora Scott Broshears. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Linton...
Von L. Slough
Von L. Slough, 77, of Coal City, passed away 11:08 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Coal City, to John "Matt" and Ada (Dyer) Slough. He was retired from Peabody Coal Company in1994 after 38 years, where he had operated a dragline and was a farmer. ...
Orville Edgar "Pete" Vest
Orville Edgar "Pete" Vest, 80, of Lyons and formally of Bloomfield, passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at the Lyons Health & Living Center. Pete was born Nov. 11, 1928 in Greene County, the son of Jafus and Murtle (Holmes) Vest. Pete was a self employed handy man and a Army veteran of the Korean War...
Herbert Bruce Alderson
Herbert Bruce Alderson, 82, of Linton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Linton on Sept. 28, 1926 to Edward Moore and Goldie Mae (Norris) Alderson. Bruce married Mary E. (Rose) Alderson on October 23, 1948...
Christopher Wayne Tresner
Christopher Wayne Tresner, 25, of Terre Haute passed away unexpectedly Monday August 17, 2009 in Waukegan, IL. He was born April 7, 1984 at Sullivan to Carl Wayne Tresner Jr. and Theresa Blaker Tresner. Survivors include: his wife, Natasha Tresner; a daughter, Miranda Kay Tresner; his parents, Carl and Yvonne Tresner of Brazil, and Theresa Schmitt of Terre Haute; sisters and brother, Sara Joliff, Nikki Lundy, Corey Tresner, and Tiffany Meadlo; Grandparents, Ruth Tresner, Daisy Bixler, and Bill and Jane Herring; aunts and uncles, Cliff Tresner, Rich and Roxanna Vandergriff, and Kim Myers; and many cousins.. ...
Donald Edward Guthrie
Donald Edward Guthrie, 35, of Bloomington, formerly of Linton, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 16, 2009 in Bloomington. He was born April 1, 1974, in Bloomington, the son of Edward L. and Paula (Warrick) Guthrie. He was employed at U.S. Trade/Jarman Construction in Frankfort as a welder and iron worker. ...
William E. Whitehead
William E. Whitehead, 87, of Crane, died Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Born March 16, 1922 in Gibson County, he was the son of William and Emma Bishop Whitehead. On March 14, 1951, he married Betty Herrin, who survives. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1962 after 20 years of service and retired in 1982 from NWSC Crane after 20 years. He was a member of the Crane VFW, Bloomfield American Legion Post 196, Hadi Shrine of Evansville, Masonic Lodge of Odon and Fleet Service ASC...
Charles Hubert Norris
Charles Hubert Norris, 71, of Bloomfield, left for his heavenly home on August 16, 2009. He was born on March 18, 1938 in Loogootee to Delbert and Mae (Holland) Norris. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran and was an employee of RCA/Thompson Consumer Electronics for more than 30 years. He treasured his relationships with God and friends through numerous churches in the area...
Mary Margaret Eccles
Mary Margaret Eccles, 87, died Sunday morning, August 16, 2009, at her residence in Howesville. She was born in Linton on August 23, 1921, the daughter of Wilbur and Margaret Ann (Terhune) Moss. She was a Linton-Stockton High School graduate with 12 years of perfect attendance. She worked in early years at the Linton Public Library and retired from General Electric of Linton...
Margaret Ann (Morrison) Carr
Margaret Ann (Morrison) Carr, 81, of Linton, died at 10:05 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2009, at Miller Merry Manor in Sullivan. She was born in Linton on October 3, 1927, the daughter of Berl and Eleanor (Shaw) Morrison. She worked as a cook, both at Linton-Stockton School Corporation and as a morning cook at Greene County General Hospital. ...
Donald E. Guthrie
Donald E. Guthrie, 35, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 in Bloomington.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
In loving memory of Lucille Cramer who recently passed. Survivors include her daughter Patricia Welton of Houston, Texas, two grandchildren James Welton, Jennifer Montgomery and two great-grandchildren, a brother, Harold Colley of Bowling Green, Ky. ...
Jack Martin, 84, of Bryan, Texas, was welcomed into God's house on Aug. 12, 2009. Jack was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Hymera, Indiana to Babe (Cross) and John Martin. He married Barbara Willoughby on Oct. 30, 1951. He retired from Inland Steel in Gary in 1975. He was a veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2459 in Sullivan and the American Legion...
Helen L. Myers
Helen L. Myers, 73, of Worthington, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Kokomo, the daughter of Carl and Irene (Porter) Inman. She worked for 35 years as a nurse's aide at Glenburn Home in Linton and was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church in Linton. She loved flowers, gardening and bird watching...
Helen L. Myers
Helen L. Myers, 73 of Worthington, died at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Jessie Rae Newkirk Brust
Jessie Rae Newkirk Brust, 88, of Dugger, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County, July 18, 1921, the daughter of Ray and Hazel (Behem) Newkirk. Jessie Rae graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1939, and Indiana State University in 1943 with a teaching degree. She taught music and English at Pleasantville High School until joining her parents in the family business...
Bonnie Lou Chesterfield Evans
Bonnie Lou Chesterfield Evans, 66, of Worthington, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 8:01 p.m. at Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County on Jan. 22, 1943, the daughter of Bert Chesterfield and Eva Mae Hickman Chesterfield. Bonniegraduated from Union High School in Dugger in 1961...
Kenneth Paul Hines
Kenneth Paul Hines, 54, of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Friday, July 24, 2009, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the son of Charles and Jane (Wilmarth) Hines. He grew up in Switz City, graduating from Switz City Central High School in 1973. He graduated from Purdue University and worked as a Project/IT Manager for 20 years...
Ronald "Bo" M. Eikelman
Ronald "Bo" M. Eikelman, 72, of Linton, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at his residence. He was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Jasonville, the son of John Bennett and Docia (Lynch) Eikelman. He was retired from the Peabody Coal Shops and Otis Elevator, where he worked at both as a machinist. ...
Vera G. Busselle
Vera G. Busselle, 96, of Woodstock, IL, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. She was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Jasonville, to Job C. and Essie Mae (McCammon) Anderson. She married Arthur E. Busselle on June 10, 1950, in Indiana. Arthur passed away in August 1982...
Cynthia Lynne Goodman
Cynthia Lynne Goodman, 56, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:46 a.m. Saturday August 8, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Gary, Ind. on September 26, 1952 the daughter of Francis Kirkman and Annette Dorris Kirkman. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1972, She was employed at the Dugger Public Library and the Sullivan Public Library...
Lucille C. Cramer
Lucille C. Cramer, 94 of Houston, TX and formerly of Linton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. She was born May 7, 1915, to William and Lula Mae (Mattox) Colley. She first married Robert Wells and after his passing she then married Floyd S. Cramer later on...
Harold Ray Lawson, age 63, of Linton, passed away on Tues., Aug. 4, 2009, at his residence in Linton. He was born Oct. 19, 1945, in Linton, the son of Gilbert & Estella (Collins) Lawson. He was retired from Texas Gas Corp & Carpenters Local 546 in Vincennes. He was a member of IWCS, International Wood Collectors Society, & American Legion Post #22 in Linton...
Billy Ed Hostettler
Billy Ed Hostettler, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away 1:17 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 from injuries as a result of a car accident on State Road 45 in Monroe County. Born April 16, 1927 in Scotland, he was the son of Cecil and Margaret (Baird) Hostettler Sayre...
Lena Leona Deschamp
Lena Leona Deschamp, 95, of Jasonville and formerly of Oaktown, passed away at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 at the Greene County Hospital in Linton. She was born Sept. 26, 1913 in Oaktown to Crawford Charley and Nellie Love Charley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oaktown Church of Christ...
Rowlan W. Stanton
Rowlan W. Stanton, 92, of West Amboy, NY died Tuesday, Ćug. 4, 2009 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY. He was born in in West Amboy, the son of the late Rowlan B. and Mabelle Williams Stanton. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He was an electrican for Camden Wire for 30 years, retiring in 1984. ...
Ella Annabelle (Kester) Bennett
Ella Annabelle (Kester) Bennett, 94, of Jasonville died at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. Born July 16, 1915 in Coalmont, she was the daughter of Bert Kester and Olive (Stark) Kester. She was co-owner of Gambles Furniture along with her husband Fred Bennett for 45 of the 60 years the store has been in operation. ...
Kenneth Hugh Upp
Kenneth Hugh Upp, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, to Lawrence V. and Eva K. (Singleton) Upp. On Sept. 2, 1978, he married Cherylle M. Brown. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country in Vietnam. ...
Roger Alan Landis
Roger Alan Landis, 54, of Linton, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1954, in Linton, the son of Russell "Red" and Vivian (Laymon) Landis. He had been a detail man for Kinnett Auto Sales in Linton and at Thompson Chevrolet in Bicknell. He recently worked for Indiana Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Vicksburg...
David Joseph Leveque III
David Joseph Leveque III, 65, of Owensburg, passed away 2:31 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Mitchell Manor. Born February 29, 1944 in Linton, he was the son of David Joseph II and Mary Lou (Johnson) Leveque. He was a electronics technician for NSWC Crane retiring in 1994 after 30 years of service. ...
Clara V. Flynn
Clara V. Flynn, 87, of Koleen, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at Lyons Health and Living Center. Born Nov. 1, 1921 in Koleen, she was the daughter of Allen and Lona (Kirk) Page. She was an assembly line worker for RCA retiring in 1983 and a member of the Koleen Methodist Church...
Mary Josephine (Byarley) Huff
Mary Josephine (Byarley) Huff, 84, became free from her earthly burden and at eternal peace on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 in Bloomington, IN. Mary was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in Greene County to Henderson and Dorothy (Ferguson) Byarley. She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone in 1987...
Lenora M. Creech
Lenora M. Creech, 88, of Linton, died at 10:36 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born in Linton on Sept. 18, 1920, the daughter of Robert and Georgia M. (Sloan) Wheeler. In early years, she worked at Cravens Cleaners in Linton and was a homemaker. ...