Obituaries from November 2010
Warren "Heavy" Sexton
Warren "Heavy" Sexton, 70, of Jasonville died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born March 6, 1940 at home in Jasonville, the son of Walter R. Sexton and Lillian (Easter) Sexton. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild...
Thelma J. Hudson
Thelma J. Hudson, 90, of Sandborn, Indiana, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born on Sept 18, 1920 in Sandborn, to William Edward Clodfelder and Effie Bryant (Orr). On February 14, 1942, she married Harley A. Hudson...
Emma Katheryn Reed-Goodwin
Emma Katheryn Reed-Goodwin, 91, of Linton, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2010, at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born in Linton on June 26, 1919, the daughter of James Enoch and Katie Ellen (Powell) Sampson. She was a homemaker and a member of the former Glenburn Methodist Church in Linton...
Glenda Rae Murphy
Glenda Rae Murphy, 72, of Bloomfield passed away at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday November 27, 2010 at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Glenda was born June 26, 1938 in Wayne County, Ill., the daughter of Wayne and Wilma (Russell) Wilson...
Mary E. Edwards
Mary E. Edwards, 81 of Linton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Sullivan on March 29, 1929, the daughter of Paul C. and Blanche E. (Bennett) Simmons. She was a homemaker and did bookkeeping for her late husband's business, Edwards Masonry. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Linton...
Marjorie Faye Helms
Marjorie Faye (Terrell) Helms, 90, of Bloomfield, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at her residence. She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in Tulip, the daughter of Harley and Esther (Watson) Terrell. Marjorie was a homemaker and had worked at RCA and Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington. When she was growing up she attended the Workman School. Marjorie and her late husband, Otis, had celebrated 70 years of marriage before his passing in 2007...
Clifford Ray Walls
Clifford Ray Walls, 75, of Montgomery, passed away at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at his residence. Born Sept. 3, 1935 in Scotland, he was the son of Henry and Hazel (Knowles) Walls. Clifford was an electroplater for NSWC Crane retiring in 1988...
Pearl Herndon-Pirtle, 94, of Linton, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Linton Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born June 24, 1916, in Knox County, the daughter of William and Pearl (Spears) Alexander. She worked at both Freeman-Greene County Hospital and Greene County General Hospital in Linton. ...
Letters to Editor
Center Township appreciates support To the Editor: Center Township Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the fire at Greene County Wood Products Nov. 9-11, 2010. Without your assistance, this incident would have had a much worse outcome...
Jon Le Wilson
Jon Le Wilson, 74, of Springville passed away at 12:50 P.M. Tuesday November 23, 2010 at the Bloomington Hospital.
Jon was born May 29, 1936 in Lawrence County, Indiana the son of Roy L and Clone (Sipes) Wilson.
He went to work out of high school driving a truck for Crulo Trucking out of Avoca, then drove for Starnes Trucking also out of Avoca until he retired. Jon was an avid fisherman & loved watching NASCAR and his favorite driver Jeff Gordon.
Surviving relatives include his wife Kathryn M. Wilson of Springville, two daughters; Debra Sehr (Dan) of Charlestown, Indiana and Pam Davis (Steve) of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren Bryan Sehr, Lauren Sehr Helton and Alec Davis; one cousin Marie Price of Koleen, Indiana.
Harold Dyer, 69, of Linton and formerly of Worthington, passed away 5:04 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1941 in Greene Co. to Clarence M. and Bonnie (Barton) Dyer. Harold was a coal miner for 27 years, retiring from Black Beauty Mine at Farmersburg and was also a diesel mechanic...
Laura A. Morrison
Laura A. Morrison of Galena, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at her home after a short illness. She was 95 years old having been born March 2, 1915 in Vincennes, Indiana. She has two sons surviving: Wally Lankford, Galena, KS and Joe Miley, Denver CO...
Rita E. Jones
Rita E. Jones, 81, of Bloomfield passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Bloomington Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Joe C. Fuller
Joe C. Fuller, 92, of Bloomfield, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Greene County General Hospital. Born September 3, 1918 in Newark, he was the son of James W. and Grace (Stanley) Fuller. He was in machine maintenance for 23 years at NSWC Crane retiring in 1970. He was also a Farmer and attended Walnut Grove Church of God...
Andy Ray Hasler
Andy Ray Hasler, 59, of Morristown, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. Born on June 21, 1951, in Linton, he was the son of James O. and Janice C. (Gilbreath) Hasler. Andy graduated from New Palestine High School in 1969 and earned a Bachelor's degree from IU-Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. ...
Lillian Lee White-Duncan
Lillian Lee White-Duncan, age 85, of Linton, passed away at 6:07 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Linton, the daughter of Calvin "Copper" and Bessie (Stanful) Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Linton...
Melinda Ruth "Mindy" Johnson
Melinda Ruth "Mindy" Johnson, 50, of Lyons, passed away at 2:03 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at the Linton Nursing & Rehab Center in Linton. She was born Dec. 19, 1959, in Vincennes, the daughter of Robert and Rose (Trent) Martin. She graduated from Indiana State University in 1982 with a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology. ...
Kay M. Smith
Kay M. Smith 64, of Owensburg, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville. Born July 18, 1946 in Berea, Ky., she was the daughter of Woodson and Gladys (Abrams) Neeley. She retired from Walmart in Linton as a cashier and a manager. She also worked at Craig's gun shop...
Dee D. Archer
Dee D. Archer, 79, of Linton passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Greene County on July 4, 1931, the son, of Basil D. Archer and Frances (Gentry) Archer. Dee graduated from Midland High School, was an Army veteran in the Korean War, a medical technician at Greene County General Hospital and hospitals in Indianapolis, then retired as a truck driver/farmer...
Jesse Scott Smith
Jesse Scott Smith at the age of 46 passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17 at his residence in Bloomfield. Born March 26, 1964 in Tennessee, Jesse was the son of James T. and Shirley Raye Smith. He mother passed away only 10 days prior to his death on Nov. 7, 2010 in Tenneesee...
Anna C. Goad
Anna C. Goad, 95, of Norman OK passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at her residence. Born October 9, 1915 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Homer and Alberta (Flake) Abrams. Anna was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Norman OK...
Darrell Richard Keller, Sr.
Darrell Richard Keller, Sr., 73, of Jasonville, died at 7:34 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 surrounded by his family at his residence. He was born, Nov. 9, 1937 in Greene County, the son of Jewell E. Keller and Anna Carolyn (Loveall) Keller. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette (Stringer) Keller, whom he married December 1974 and passed away Nov. 9, 1998; and his second wife, Nancy (Joly) Keller whom he married July 1, 2000 and passed away May 6, 2006...
Walter Michael Class III
Walter Michael Class III, 63, died Nov. 15, 2010. Walter leaves behind his loving wife, Katherine Hoene; mother, Violet (Martin) Class; two sons, Walter Michael Class IV and daughter-in-law Jennifer of St. Cloud, FL, Robert Class of Bloomfield; stepchildren, Christopher Wikle, Leisa Crandall and Barbara Black-Kurdziolek, all of Bloomington; brother, Keith Class of Orlando, FL; sisters, Ruth Class, Helen Helton and Sally Class, all of Spencer; seven step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews...
Rita J. Jackson Crysell
Rita J. Jackson Crysell, 51 of Terre Haute and formerly of Linton died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at her residence. Born December 19, 1958 at the Richard-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri, she was the daughter of Donald Jackson and Norma (Gadberry) Jackson...
Jerry C. Sparks
Jerry C. Sparks, 74, of Sullivan, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010, at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan, Indiana. He was born in Merom, IN, on June 20, 1936, to Carmen Guy and Frances Lucile (Delaney) Sparks. Jerry married Dorothy H. (Shepler) on December 19, 1954 and they had three children...
Errol Duane Hutchison
Errol Duane Hutchison Errol Duane Hutchison, 71 of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Claremont Nursing Home in Carlisle, PA. Born August 30, 1939 in Worthington, he was a beloved son of Bonnie Louise (Davis) Hutchison of Linton, IN and the late Edward Hutchison...
Robert Gene Goldman
Robert Gene Goldman, 83, of Dugger, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Dugger on Sept. 16, 1927, the son of Kenneth Goldman and Lucille Spinks Goldman. Robert was a WWII Navy Veteran, was a member and retired from UMWA, also a member of the Dugger American Legion Post #224 for over 60 years...
Charlotte Elise Beckler-Orr
Charlotte Elise Beckler-Orr, 63, of Sullivan, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Village of Avon in Avon, Indiana. She was born in Sullivan, Ind. on September 15, 1947, the daughter of Kenneth Orr and Mary Virginia Leftwich Orr...
Betty R. Sluder
JASONVILLE -- Betty R. Sluder, 86, of Jasonville, died Nov. 12, 2010 died 10:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born July 8, 1924 in Lewis to Harry W. and Bessie L. (Bedwell) Sparks. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cyril Collins in 1981 and second husband Norman Sluder in 1997...
James E. "Bud" Cummings
James E. "Bud" Cummings, 66, of Worthington, passed away at 2:11 a.m. Friday, Nov.12, 2010, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Bud was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Morganfield, Ky., to James E. and Katherine (Graves) Cummings. He was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church in Switz City...
Margaret K. Willoughby
Margaret K. Willoughby, 67, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Glenburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Linton. She was born on November 6, 1943, in Connersville to Sylas and Mary (Murdock) McCraney. She was later to be married to Homer Willoughby...
Gearold Everett Knowles
Gearold Everett Knowles, 88, passed away at 3:27 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at his home in Indianapolis. He was born in Greene County on Jan. 15, 1922, the son of Everett and Mary (Hill) Knowles. Knowles had been a life-long resident of Greene County until moving to Indianapolis in 2002. He had been a member of First Baptist Church in Linton...
Patricia Ann (Bailey) Durham
She was born Feb. 14, 1938 at Danville, Ind., to Harold and Mabel (Pickett) Bailey. She was a member of the Delta Theta Pi Chapter in Jasonville, and Lawton Street Christian Church. Pat used to work at Padgett's Bakery, FormFit, Goody's, also Park Eat Drive-in and Mayflower Moving Company in Indianapolis and recently retired from the Jasonville Post Office. ...
Gearold Everett Knowles
Gearold Everett Knowles, age 88 of Indianapolis, formerly of Linton, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Jasper Ray Hamilton
Jasper Ray Hamilton, 81, Jasonville, passed away at 11:17 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born in Greene County on March 2, 1929, the son of Alphie Hamilton and Delphie (Boling) Hamilton. Jasper attended Black Creek School in Linton, worked at Marion Brick in Brazil and was also a truck driver for Wabash Valley Trucking. He was a member of Jasonville Church of God, Teamsters Union Local #135, American Legion in Indianapolis and was a U.S. Army Veteran...
Jean VanMeerten, 74, of Jasonville, passed away at 4:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. She was born in Jasonville on July 19, 1936 to Harry E. and Ruth (White) Anderson. She married her husband, Richard VanMeerten in Jasonville on Dec. 24, 1952...
Phyllis Lorene Holtsclaw
Phyllis Lorene Holtsclaw,79, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Garden Villa of Bloomington. Born Febr. 1, 1931 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Frank and Grace (Teague) Corwin. She retired from GE as an inspector in 1994 after 25 years of service. She was a member of Cincinnati Christian Church, Home ec club and the Solsberry American Legion Auxiliary...
Donald R. Sparks
Donald R. 'Sparky' Sparks, 62, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
He was born December 19, 1947 and was raised by his mother and step-father, Olif 'Whitey' Carrico and Virginia (Sparks) Carrico-Charlton.
Donnie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a laborer working in various fields, most recently at Carson-Firkins. He was a member of Frank Courtney American Legion Post #22.
Bobbi Sue Broshears
Bobbi Sue Broshears, age 28, of Bloomfield, entered eternal life at 8:25 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2010, at Clarian Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Linton on May 14, 1982, the daughter of Greg and Angie (Oliver) Pittman. She was a Core 40 Graduate of White River Valley High School in 2000 and a graduate of IVY Tech Nursing in Terre Haute. ...
Marty Lane Johnson
Marty Lane Johnson, 49, entered into eternal life at 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. He was born Oct. 20, 1961, the son of Jackie D. and Linda (Burch) Johnson. He was a graduate of Eastern High School. Marty loved playing drums and electric guitar and was a member of the Knight Riders Band with Gary and Danny Dobson. ...
Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Bedwell
Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Bedwell, 90, of Sullivan, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born in Sullivan County on Sept. 24, 1920, the son of Carl Bedwell and Alice Burch Bedwell. Gene was a member of the Hickory Methodist Church, retired machinist from Crane and was a coal miner...
Mary Jo White
Mary Jo White, 78 of Plainfield, passed away Nov. 6, 2010. She was born April 12, 1932 in Lyons to the late Luther and Dorothy Ault. She had been a receptionist for Dr. O'Neil for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. White. Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. in Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Lyons...
Edna Ellen Inman
Edna Ellen Inman, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Worthington to William and Ruby (Pierce) Rude. During Ellen's lifetime she served others as a nurse and her family as a homemaker. Ellen was proud to be a 35-year breast cancer survivor. She was a member of Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthington...
Lori L. Chamberlain
Lori L. Chamberlain, 46, of Sullivan, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Martinsville, Ind., on Dec. 9, 1963, to Orin Fred and Shirley (Knowles) Chamberlain...
Jeffrey C. Todd
Jeffrey C. Todd, 47, of Linton, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital, in Indianapolis, IN. He was born November 13, 1962, to Curtis Todd, Jr. and Diana J. (Followell) Todd. Jeff owned/operated Todd's Drywall Co. He was an avid NASCAR fan and #1 fan of Number 18...
Floyd A. Heaton Jr.
Floyd A. Heaton Jr., 76 of Dugger, passed away at 5:53 a.m. Monday Nov. 1, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Linton, Indiana Aug. 23,1934 the son of Floyd Heaton, Sr. And Mildred (Cunningham) Heaton. Floyd was a member of the Dugger Church of Christ, a Korean War Navy Veteran. ...
Jerry C. Sparks
Jerry C. Sparks, 74, of Sullivan, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born in Merom on June 20, 1936, to Carmen Guy and Frances Lucile (Delaney) Sparks. Jerry married Dorothy H. (Shepler) on Dec, 19, 1954 and they had three children...
Marie Elizabeth "Libby" Strange
Marie Elizabeth Spears "Libby" Strange, 65, of Bloomfield and formerly of Cumberland County, Ky. passed away at her home Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. She was born in the Peytonsburg community of Cumberland County, Ky. on Sunday, June 4, 1945 the daughter of Homer Lee and Nellie Groce Spears. ...