Obituaries from December 2010
Margaret M. Hardesty
Margaret M. Hardesty, 89, of Valparaiso formerly of Union Township, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at home. She was born Feb. 20, 1921 in Hobart to Ross and Ruby (Roper) Graham and graduated from Wheeler High School. Margaret volunteered with the VNA Hospice where she received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003. She will be remembered for the many homes she wallpapered in Lake & Porter Counties and as an avid card player...
Audley E. Carter
Audley E. Carter, 82, of Linton, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010 at his residence. Born March 29, 1928 in Monroe County, He was the son of Ralph and Mary Elva (Sharr) Carter. He was a member of the Bloomfield IOOF Lodge #457 for 65 years and the Journeyman Stonecutters Association retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Linton...
Gerald D. Pirtle
Gerald D. Pirtle, 46, of Dugger, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Greene County on March 10, 1964, the son of Gerald Dean Pirtle and Sheena Wheeler Pirtle. Gerald graduated from Union High School in 1983, and was a member of the Dugger Church of Christ...
Harry L. Fields
Harry L. Fields, age 68 of Linton, died at 1:56 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born in Lafayette on Sept. 22, 1942, the son of Robert and Doris Pearl (Goodman) Humbert. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Retired from the National Guard in Lafayette. He retired from Greene County General Hospital, working many years in maintenance. He was a member of the Bibleway Church and the American Legion Post #22, both of Linton...
Joseph H. Stefanski
Joseph H. Stefanski, 90, of Monroe, Mich., died at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in his home. He led a full and active life all the way to the end. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home in Monroe where a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m...
Dale Emery Slifer
Dale Emery Slifer, 91, of Danville, Ill. died Dec. 27, 2010 at home with family by his side. Dale was born Dec. 8, 1919 in Belgrade, Neb. to Rudolph and Effie (Carpenter) Slifer. Dale married Elsie Sindler of Eau Claire, Wis. in 1948. He married Marilyn Blair of Catlin, Illinois in 1963 and after 24 years divorced, they remarried in 2006. ...
Bradley D. Landis
Bradley D. Landis, 64, of Sullivan, passed away at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born in Sullivan, Sept. 24, 1946 the son, of Samuel Landis and Ethel Chloe Pigg Landis. Brad graduated from Union High School in 1964, was a member of the First Christian Church in Dugger, the National Guard, retired from Peabody Coal Company, was a member of the Dugger Masonic Lodge #721, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and the Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute...
Donna E. Burchard
Donna E. Burchard, 79, of Dugger, passed away at 3:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born in Portland, IN., Sept. 9, 1931 the daughter of Claude Burchard and Letha Hammons Burchard. She served overseas as a WAC in the Korean War, and was an all Star on the Army softball and basketball teams...
Sherrel E. Page
Sherrel E. Page, 82, of Dugger, passed away at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Sullivan County on Aug. 12, 1928 the son of Kenneth "Bill" Flemming Page and Grace Shepherd Page. Sherrel graduated from Rose Poly Institute, he was a licensed engineer/surveyor, taught school at Lyons, and Vincennes University, and was a member and minister at the Bethany Christian Church in Plummer...
Rachel RaNell Tharp
Rachel RaNell "Lumm" Tharp, 49, of Shoals died at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 50, west of Shoals. She was born Dec. 25, 1960 in Enid, Okla., the daughter of J.R. and Ruth (Morrow) Lumm. She married Marvin Tharp in 1993 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2010...
Orvan Leo Rehmel
Orvan Leo Rehmel, 84, of Coalmont passed away at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born March 21, 1926 in Sullivan County, he as the son of Ora O. Rehmel amd Leona F. (Railsback) Rehmel. His wife, Susan Jane (Stevenson) Rehmel, whom he married Oct. 4, 1946, preceded him in death on July 17, 2001...
Amber Suzanne (Heard) Robison
Amber Suzanne (Heard) Robison, 64, of Bloomfield, passed away 3:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 at Bedford Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1946 in Linton, she was the daughter of Harlin Clinton and Wanda E. (Magee) Heard. She was a private chef. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodge in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Aid...
Artie L. Workman
Artie L. Workman, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away 11:35 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at Lyons Health and Living Center. Born Sept. 26, 1921 in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Milford and Abbie Meldina (Neeley) Godsey. She was a custodian for Monroe Community School Corporation and attended Springville Pentecostal Church...
Evelyn S. Clark
Evelyn S. Clark,93, of Bloomington, passed away at 2 a.m. Saturday, December 25, 2010 at her residence. Born August 21, 1917 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Paris and Emma (Matthews) Williams. She was employed by RCA in Bloomington performing various duties before retiring in housekeeping after 27 years of service. ...
Ruth Ellen Alumbaugh
Ruth Ellen Alumbaugh, 80, of Holly, Mich., formerly of Clarkston and Goodrich, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, Mich. with Gary Turner officiating...
Harold C. Morgan
Harold C. Morgan, 86, of Carlisle, passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2010 at Millers Merry Manor in Sullivan. Morgan was born on June 2, 1924, in Sullivan to Samuel Hayden Morgan and Dessie Grizzle Morgan. He was a retired Union Carpenter. Harold was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sullivan, Sullivan American Legion Post 139 and the Odd Fellows of Carlisle...
Leon Cochrane, 75, of Bloomfield passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at his residence. Leon was born Sept. 4, 1935 in Greene County, the son of James and Geneva (Pownall) Cochrane. Leon was a retired farmer and heavy epuipment operator...
Frank Richard Rankins
Frank Richard Rankins went home to be with his loving Savior on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the age of 86. He was born on August 3, 1924. He went quietly in his sleep, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. Frank proudly served in the Army during WWII in which he fought in the Battle of the Ryukus, also known as Okinawa, in which he earned several ribbons, medals and the Bronze Star. After having served in the South Pacific, he was honorably discharged in 1946...
Terry L. Dyer
Terry L. Dyer, 56, Westphalia, passed away at 9:10 a.m., Sunday, December 19, 2010, at Vincennes Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1954 in Linton to Venus "Bill" and Avis (Howell) Dyer. Terry was retired from I P S, doing power line construction. He is survived by his mother and step-father Avis Tohill and Ron Tohill of Vincennes; companion, Cora Bays; children, Jamie Dyer of Linton, Jill Dyer of Jasper, Cheryl Crouse of Bicknel and Terry (Summer) Browning of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Tara, George, Dawson, Carley and Eddie.. ...
Rose Lorene Phipps
Rose Lorene Phipps, 82, of Linton, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Briceville, Tenn., to William W. and Minnie (Lloyd) Simmons. Lorene was employed at RCA in Bloomington, Indiana for 24 years and she retired in 1990...
Martha J. Inman
Martha J. Inman, 66, of Switz City, died Saturday afternoon, December 18, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Owen County on Nov. 12, 1944, the daughter of Leroy and Edna Ruth (Wallace) Bault. She retired from the Environmental Protective Agency for the State of Indiana. She was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Worthington where she was the head of the Ladies Auxiliary for several years...
Jerry Lee Mathena
Jerry Lee Mathena, 73, of Linton, passed away on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence. He was a life-long resident of Linton, born on April 13, 1937, to Mary Esther Mathena and Leo Mitchell. Jerry was raised by his mother and step-father, John C. Wilson. On Sept. 16, 1959, Jerry married Bessie M. "Betty" (Pearson) and they had five children...
Marsha Ann McClanahan
Marsha Ann McClanahan, 70, of Linton, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at her residence. Marsha was born Sept. 10, 1940 in Greene County, the daughter of Iloe and Vivian (Chipman) Greene. She worked for Keller Sunbeam in Linton for 20 years and she was also a cook at Pielemeier's in Bloomfield. Her last job was for KACRC as direct support staff...
Vada M. Vest
Vada M. Vest, 86, of Ellettsville, died at Bloomington Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. She was born on Jan. 28, 1924 into the home of the late Clarence Skinner and Jennie (Fuller) Skinner in Greene County. Vada was a homemaker and was a member of the Turning Point Apostolic Church. She resided at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center where she made many friends, enjoyed bingo and coffee chat. Vada loved everyone and everyone loved her...
Vivian D. Martindale
Vivian D. Martindale, 63, of Kokomo and formerly of Jasonville, died at 9:23 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo.
BornSept.11, 1947 in Roark, KY she was the daughter of Forester Collett and Naomi (Logston) Collett.
She is survived by her spouse, Robert L. Martindale, of Kokomo, whom she married June 12, 1965; son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Carol Martindale of Jasonville; daughter,Tracy Martindale of Kokomo; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara and Paul Midle of Evansville and Cindy Brown of Sullivan; grandchildren, Ashlie Martindale, Destiny Martindale, Bradley Martindale and Chasity Martindale; sisters-in-law, Linda and David Norris of Orlando, FL, Cathy Martindale of Orlando, FL, Phyllis Martindale of Farmersburg; brother-in-law, Steve and Lana Martindale of Sullivan; and several nieces and nephews,
Harry "Dale" Bargar
Harry "Dale" Bargar, 96, formerly of Dugger and Linton, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2010 at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. He was born in Cadez, Ohio on Dec. 12, 1913, the son of Harry Bargar and Alice Bargar. He married Opal (Wheeler) Bargar in 1938. They were married 47 years, and she passed away Oct. 6, 1985...
Norman L. Goodman
Norman L. Goodman, 75, of Pleasantville, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Pleasantville, Aug. 27, 1935 the son of Jesse Goodman and Helen Leahman Goodman. He was preceded in death by his parents, also his wife Barbara Camden Goodman in 1979, and one brother, Jessie Goodman, and one sister, Nellie Goodman Swaby...
Rosemary Humphreys Morrow
Rosemary Humphreys Morrow passed on the morning of December 9, 2010 at Richland Bean Blossom HCC in Ellettsville. Known as Rosy to all, she was a wonderful wife and mother and friend to many. She was an accomplished artist and musician with a degree from the Indiana University School of Music. She did paintings and pottery among other artistic pursuits...
Harold L. "Buck" Emery
Harold L. "Buck" Emery, 83, of Bloomfield passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Buck was born Sept. 22, 1927 in Greene County, the son of Virgil and Ruth (Carnegie) Emery. Buck was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II and worked at Hasler Oil for 31 years and drove a school bus for Bloomfield for 41 years. He was a member of the Bloomfield American Legion Post # 196 and a lifetime member of the DAV of Dubois County...
Peter J. D'Ambrosio
Peter J. D'Ambrosio, 79, of Jasonville, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3. 2010 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. He was born April 15, 1931 in New York City, NY, the son of Raphael and Rose D'Ambrosio. Peter had been a custodian and maintenance man at the East Islip School in New York and served in the U.S. Air Force for almost two years...
Jaimie Addison Bowman
Jaimie Addison Bowman, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born Dec. 5, 2010 at IU Med Center to Matthew Bowman and Rosalie Shields of Bloomfield. She is also survived by paternal grandparents Sheila Bowman, Bloomfield and James Bowman, Key West, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Jane Arthur, Worthington; paternal great grandparents, Hal and Suzy Bowman, South Carolina, Mary and Virgil Ralston, San Angelo, Texas...
Mary Louise Merry
Mary Louise Merry, 68, of Lyons formerly of Sandborn, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Lyons Health and Living Center.
Born December 21, 1941 in Linton, she was the daughter of Cecil Ray and Pearl Louise (Wright) Canady.
She was a cook for the Lyons Health and Living Center and attended the Sandborn 1st Christian Church.
Surviving relatives include: her children, Lisa King and David Foster both of Bloomfield and Kathy White of Switz City; eight grandchildren, Alicia Cliff, Caleb Inman, Autum Foster, Dalton Byers, Kaitlyn Byers, Heather Egnew, Jodi Worland and Morgan White; nine great, grandchildren; and one brother, Junior Canady of Loogootee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Merry on June 21, 2004, one daughter, Lori Canady, one sister, Sally Canady and her parents.
A graveside service will be conducted at Sandborn Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010, with Rev. Dean VanSlyke officiating. There will be no public visitation. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Lyons is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.
Jerry J. Collins
Jerry J. Collins, 66, Jasonville, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
He was born Oct. 16, 1944 in Indianapolis, to Lutie and Myrtle (Norwood) Collins. He was married on July 15, 1964 to Jayne M. Collins.
Arrangements are entrusted to, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Cox Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenny Irwin Jr. Foundation for under privileged children; 75 W. County Road 500 S.; New Castle, Ind., 47362.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Vera June Reintjes
Vera June Reintjes, 86, of Linton, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Linton, the daughter of Leotis Earl and Ethel Mae (Squires) Yung. She was a homemaker and a member of the Linton Church of Christ and was a 1942 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School...
Augusta M. Griffith Miller
Augusta M. Griffith Miller, 98, of Coalmont, passed away at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 12, 1912 in Coalmont, the daughter of Otho Earlywine and Nora Elizabeth (Terry) Earlywine. Augusta worked as a clerk and cashier in the grocery business for many years. She attended and was a member of the Coalmont Baptist Church and later the Lawton Street Christian Church...
Loren T. Hensley
Loren T. Hensley, 76, of Anderson, passed away Dec. 2, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne after an extended illness. He was born March 6, 1934, the son of John and Fern (Marratta) Hensley in Sullivan. Loren retired from Delco-Remy in Anderson where he was an electrician. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 127...
David W. Denman
David W. Denman, 51, of Linton, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010, at Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis. He was born November 18, 1959, to John Wayne and Evelyn J. (Rose) Denman. On August 19, 1977, he married Donetta Y. (Goodson-Weaver)...
James Richard Rehmel
ANDERSON -- James Richard Rehmel, 71, Anderson, died Nov. 30, 2010 at St. John's Health System in Anderson. He was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Sullivan County, and lived most of his life in this area. James worked at Guide Lamp Division of General Motors as a tool & die maker. He loved to fish, hunt and do carpentry...
Jack D. Strong
Jack D. Strong, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Nov. 28, 2010. He was born in Linton on Sept. 19, 1932, the son of Cliff and Olive (Abrams) Strong. He had a gift of inspirational speaking that made you feel special and anything is possible...
Timothy L. Poynter
Timothy L. Poynter, 55, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on February 8, 1955, to Jesse and Doris L. (Bechtel) Poynter. On May 26, 1992 he married Michele L. (Watson) Poynter. Tim was a laborer in construction. He was a member of the BPO Elks #866, Loyal Order of the Moose and Sons of the American Legion Post #22...