Obituaries from January 2010
Evanel McGhee, 92 of Lyons, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. She was born in Lyons on Aug. 27, 1917, the daughter of Wilbur and Hazel (Fields) West. Evanel was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ in Lyons...
Sandra Napier, 65, of Linton, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Clay County, Indiana on Nov. 16, 1944, the daughter of Cecil Robert Gallagher and Audrey Ruth McDaniels Gallagher. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, one grandson, Nathan Baughn, also four uncles and three aunts...
Ronald L. Gholson, Sr.
Ronald L. Gholson, Sr., 70, of North Vernon, Ind., passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at 2:32 a.m. at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility at Columbus. He was born Jan. 12, 1940 in Greene County, the son of Albert & Ruth (Hasler) Gholson. He was raised in Jennings County, and was a former Westport resident...
Eunice C. Baize
Eunice C. Baize, 65, of Linton, IN, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born on August 21, 1944, to Ralph and Roberta (Hammond) Coy McIntosh. On May 29, 1968 she married Donald M. Baize, Sr.. Eunice was a homemaker and had worked as clerical secretary for several different businesses over her career. She was a member of American Legion Post #22 Ladies Auxiliary...
Robert Glenn Coleman
Robert Glenn Coleman, 57, of Bloomfield, passed away at 12:57 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Greene County General Hospital. Born May 25, 1952 in Bonnieville, Ky., he was the son of James D. and Margaret (Borel) Elliott. He was a Electronic Technician for NSWC Crane. He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 84 where he was past master, Bloomfield Order of Eastern Star where he was past matron and the Bloomfield Odd Fellows lodge...
Charles Robert Johnson
Charles Robert Johnson, 93, Indianapolis passed away on Jan. 27, 2010. Charles was born on March 13, 1916, in Linton to the late Ven and Nellie (Winters) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane (Geryak) Johnson, brother, Harold Johnson, parents, and one grandson...
Donald F. Wright
Donald F. Wright, 89, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Allen, Neb., on Aug. 10, 1920, to Ollie and Eula (Piper) Wright. On Feb. 4, 1949 he married Jamie (Usrey) Wright. Don was the owner/operator of Wright Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating for nearly 40 years. He retired in 1985...
Ruby Craig, 79, of Danville, Ind., passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at her residence. Ruby was born Sept. 2, 1930 in Edmonson County, Ky., to Leonard and Mishie (Lashey) Meredith. Ruby work for Stewart & Warner for 34 years as a grinder operator, she was retired...
Elden Creasy "Tip" Tipton
JASONVILLE -- Elden Creasy "Tip" Tipton spent his life in the service of his country and his community ranging from a 20-plus year career as a commander in the U.S. Navy where he served as a naval aviator and fighter pilot in WWII and Korea, to the halls of government as an Indiana State Senator and Greene County Commissioner, and to the classrooms of Shakamak Junior and Senior High School as a history, geography, and government teacher...
Morris Lee Craig
Morris Lee Craig 54, of Bloomfield, passed away 2:30 p.m. Saturday January 23, 2010. Born August 13, 1955 in Linton, he was the son of Leland E. and Joan (Hoff) Craig. He was a self-employed farmer and a custodian at Wal Mart. He was a member of the Scotland Full Gospel Church...
Marie M. Combs
Marie M. Combs, 89, of Bloomfield passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Marie was born July 23, 1920 in Greene County the daughter of Jafus and Myrtle (Holmes) Vest. Marie was a homemaker and was baptized through the First Christian Church in Bloomfield...
Virginia Mae (Query) Tucker
Virginia Mae (Query) Tucker, 81, died on Jan. 22, 2010 at her rural Spencer residence. Born in Cataract on July 23, 1928, to Clyde and Flona (Everly) Query, she was the third of their 12 children. Except for a few years in early childhood, she lived her life in Owen County...
Norman J. Singleton
Norman J. Singleton, 99, Carmel, and a former Linton resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2010, the day of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. The Blessed Mother was an inspiration to Norman and guided his life. Born July 29, 1910 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late John M. and Elizabeth T. (Schele) Singleton and brother of Art and Phil (now deceased)...
Jerry Lee Kendall
Jerry Lee Kendall, 50, of White Plains, Ky., and formerly of Linton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Linton on March 21, 1959, the son of Dave and Jeraldine (Hale) Kendall. He married Debbie (Majors) on July 27, 2000. They were members of the Mount Carmel Church in White Plains, Ky...
Robert "Bob" Evans
Robert "Bob" Evans age 76 of Bedford, IN passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, peacefully from the arms of his loving family immediately to the loving arms of his Lord. Bob had been a resident of the White River Lodge in Bedford for the past three years, however before he was admitted into Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford on Jan. 2, he had his bags packed and was ready to move back home with his daughter to Eastern Green County...
Jack Thurlow "Papa Jack" Allen
Jack Thurlow "Papa Jack" Allen, 69, of Lyons, passed away at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at his son's residence in Linton. He was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Lyons, the son of Thurlow and Hazel Allen. He retired from General Electric in Linton. Jack was known as "Papa Jack" to many and was always a big part of his kids and grandkids lives...
Jack T. "Papa Jack" Allen
Jack T. "Papa Jack" Allen, age 69 of Linton, died Wednesday evening, January 20, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
Richard (Rick) Lee "Dog" Alsman
Richard (Rick) Lee "Dog" Alsman, 46, of Linton, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 18, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Dec. 30, 1963, in Linton, the son of Larry and Linda Lou (Frye) Alsman.
He formerly worked at Crane NWSC.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Lou Alsman Foster; three sons, Justin Lee (Sarah) Alsman of Odon, Rusty Lee (Shantel) Alsman of Linton, and Dusty Lee (Marsadie) Alsman of Midland; a sister, Suzanne Inman of Lyons; a brother, Michael Alsman of Bloomfield; 10 grandchildren, and a girlfriend, Tona Evans.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Lee Alsman; a daughter, Stacey Nicole Alsman; a grandson, Dalton Lee Alsman, and an infant sister, Vicki Sue Alsman.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel.
Memorials can be made to the family through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com .
Norman J. Singleton
Norman J. Singleton, 99, Carmel, passed away Jan. 1, 2010. Born July 29, 1910 in Fort Wayne, he married Virginia Schultz in 1938, who preceded him in passing. In 1984 he married Mary Hoover, who also preceded him in passing. A 1933 business graduate of Butler University, Norman was the first in his family to complete college. ...
Norman R. Puckett, Sr.
Norman R. Puckett, Sr., 82, of Dugger passed away Jan. 17, 2010 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Jasonville on June 27, 1927 to Ira and Mayme Mae (McGriff) Puckett. He married his wife of 53 years, Avery Jane Browning on March 2, 1950...
Donald Wayne Pilant
Donald Wayne Pilant, 83, at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 4, 1926 in Vigo County to John and Myrtle (Downs) Pilant. He married Carrie Lee (Mullens) Pilant on Jan. 26, 1947 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2007...
Barbara Ann Camden
Barbara Ann Camden, 71, died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at her residence in Linton. She was born in Linton on May 20, 1938, the daughter of Wadies and Maude (Hill) Reintjes. She was a 1956 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Ladies Moose Lodge, all of Linton...
Leslie Carl Allen
Leslie Carl Allen, 87, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:26 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born July 10, 1922 in Koleen he was the son of Lon and Sarah Elizabeth (Haywood) Allen. He retired from NSWC Crane in the ordnance department and served his country in the U.S. ...
M. Waldon Jones
M. Waldon Jones, age 87 of Linton, died Friday, January 15, 2010, at the Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL. He was born in Linton on January 26, 1922, the son of Meredith Carol & Lois (Wolford) Jones. He served in the United States Army during WWII...
Mary E. Fry
Mary E. Fry, 96, of Franklin died Jan. 14, 2010 at Franklin United Methodist Community. She was born on Nov. 5, 1913 in Bloomfield a daughter of David Franklin and Josie (Hasler) Smith. She married Bert Fry in Paris, Ill., in 1932. He died Oct. 27, 1991...
Tracy Jo Dorman
Tracy Jo Dorman, 43, of Bloomfield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at her residence. Tracy was born on Sept. 21, 1966 to Stan Pierce and Karen Brewer in Martinsville, Ind. Tracy graduated from Edgewood High School in 1985 and soon thereafter she married her husband Mark Dorman on Nov. 2, 1985...
Suella M. Crane
Suella M. Crane ODON -- Suella M. Crane, 83, died at 5:05 a.m. on Tuesday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center, Bloomington. Born May 24, 1926, in Elnora, she was the daughter of Vert and Nell (Fielder) Beasley. A homemaker and mother of five, she was a member of Elnora Methodist Church and Ruth Circle. She was also a member of Elnora American Legion Auxiliary...
Henry Lowell Resler
Henry Lowell Resler, 90, of Linton passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born Sept. 13, 1919 in Clay City, he was the son of Wilmot and Urah (Hoke) Resler. Henry was a Navy vetran of WWII in the Sea Bees receiving the Victory Medal, he retired from RCA and was a Seventh-Day Adventist...
Troy Anthony Corbin
The family of Troy Anthony Corbin mourns his passing. Born Oct. 27, 1968 to Leonard D. Corbin and Cyla Burton Jewart at Linton. Entered into rest Jan. 12, 2010 in Owen County at his State Ferry Road residence. His memory will be cherished by mother, Cyla Jewart; step-father, Bryan Jewart; brother, Leonard Jason Corbin; aunts and uncles, Darlene Swaby, Shannon Pearson, Aaron Burton, Brian Burton, Jesse Shields, Neal Burton, Clay Burton, Keith Burton, Anita, Elaine and Mark Corbin, Troy Lane Corbin, Leon Corbin; niece and nephew, Taylor and Mason Corbin.. ...
Russell James, Sr.
Russell James, Sr. 88, of Solsberry, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at CORE Nursing & Rehab in Bedford. Born Aug. 1, 1921 in Solsberry, he was the son of Tony and Flossie Goldie (Bingham) James. He was a retired superintendent for the Greene County Highway Department, worked for Indiana University and was also a farmer. He attended Pleasant Ridge Church...
Joan I. McNew
Joan I. McNew, 82 of Linton, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Dugger on Feb. 6, 1927, the daughter of Otho "Bus" and Orpha Marie (McCain) Mitchell. She worked as a self-employed beautician until retirement. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Linton...
Beulah N. Rhodes
Beulah N. Rhodes, 94, of Cass, passed away at 4:48 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born in Bucktown on Oct. 20, 1915, the daughter of Frank Hale and Nellie Carrico Hale. She was a member of the Dugger Church of Christ...
Roger L. Pitcher
Roger L. Pitcher, 61, of Vincennes and formerly of Sandborn, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Bridgepoint Health Campus in Vincennes. He was born in Linton on March 25, 1947, to Sherman L. "Mike" and Martha I. (Lind) Pitcher. Roger worked at Crane as an electrical engineer, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Elnora Masonic Lodge...
Wayne Edmondson, 78, of Elnora, passed away Sunday, Jan, 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Daviess County on Dec. 2, 1931 to Hollis C. and Jennie E. (Young) Edmondson. On May 16, 1959, he married Shirley L. Funcannon and they had two sons. Wayne worked at Westinghouse in Bloomington for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Elnora Christian Church and the White River Valley Antique Association...
Merle E. Dyar
Merle E. Dyar, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. He was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Worthington to Aziel R. and Truly America (Singer) Dyar. He retired from General Motors in 1990, and was a member of Hope Baptist Church in Indianapolis...
Mae Kingan Sims Wiseman
Mae Kingan Sims Wiseman, 87 of Matthews, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital-Charlotte. Born in Linton on May 27, 1922, Mae was the daughter of the late Gilbert B. Sims and Zelma Zenana Holden Sims. Mrs. Wiseman was a former member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and the Elks, all in Linton. ...
Yolanda J. Neff
Yolanda J. Neff, 63, of Cass, passed away at 1:37 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County on Nov. 28, 1946, the daughter of Omer Singleton, and Eva June Ashcraft Singleton. She was a deli clerk at Angell's Food Center for 20 years...
Lillis Lynn Duffy
Lillis Lynn Duffy, 83, of Jasonville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born on March 11, 1926 to Harold and Helen (Patton) Stoops. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith. Lillis was a United States Navy veteran, who worked as a nurse during the Korean War on one of the hospital ships. She received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Indiana State and also attended the School of Nursing through Union Hospital ...
On Jan 5,2009 Eloise made her transition from this world to be with her angels. Eloise was born Jan 19th, 1915 in Linton to Alfred and Hazel (Herndon) Jones. She attended Linton High School, and after graduation Eloise worked in Indianapolis, Detroit, Michigan and during W.W.II she lived and worked in Los Angeles with her sister in law Gayle (Bussard) Owen...
Betty Jean Barnes
Betty Jean (Anderson) Barnes, 64, of Bloomington, passed away at her residence on Jan. 5, 2010. Betty was born on July 19, 1945 in Yipsilanti, Mich., to Shirley Otis Anderson and Anna Jonas. Betty graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1963, worked for RCA for 25 years, graduated from Ivy Tech Nursing School in 1996 and retired as a Nurse...
Dorcas Anne Lewellyn
Dorcas Anne Lewellyn, 74, of Linton and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Dugger on Jan. 8, 1935, the daughter of Glean (Possum) Borders and Alta Comstock Borders. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne E. (Dude) Lewellyn in 1999, also three brothers, Loren Borders, Gaylen Borders, and Max Borders...
Edith M. Stephens
Edith M. Stephens, 73, of Linton, passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Greene County on Jan. 6, 1936, the daughter of Byran Close and Eula Salesman Close. She was a member of the Pleasantville United Methodist Church, and was formerly employed at Crane and owned Stephen's Catfish Farm...
Ronald L. Miller
Ronald L. Miller, 77, of Springville passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at his residence. Born July 17, 1932 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Clyde and Hazel (Marsh) Miller. Ronald was retired from RCA and was a member of the American Legion, VFW Post 98 and the FOP, all of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church...
Ella L. "Rita" Hughes
Ella L. 'Rita' Hughes, 57, of Bloomfield, and formerly of Linton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at her residence. She was born in Linton on March 24, 1952 to James Jarvis and Dorotha Irene (Soliday) Goodman. Rita was a homemaker and an LPN. Survivors include her husband, Don Hughes of Bloomfield; two sons, Jon (Holly) Goodson and Chad (Melissa) Goodson, both of Linton; two daughters, Lisa (Shawn) Porter of Loogootee and Andrea Goodson of Bloomfield; and one granddaughter, Krista Goodson. ...
Nora A. Morrison, 47, of Linton, Indiana, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, at her residence. She was born on August 8, 1962, the daughter of Charles Edward and Virginia Rose (Burdine) Morrison. Nora was a homemaker and mother of one daughter...
Rosemary Ida McKee
Rosemary Ida McKee, 88, of Worthington passed away at 6:45 P. M., Thursday, December 31, 2009, at Lyons Health & Living Center. She was born July 31, 1921 in Greene Co, to Leonard & Flossie L. (Tribble) Calvert. She was a homemaker and member of Baptist Church...