Obituaries from September 2011
Donna Elaine Padgett
Donna Elaine Padgett, 51, of Louisville, Ky. and formerly of Worthington, died unexpectedly July 6 in Louisville. She was born Jan. 1, 1960 to Charles Padgett and Muriel Theresa Medeiros and was the New Year Baby for Greene County in 1960. She attended school at L & M and was graduated in 1978 from Worthington-Jefferson High School,...
Ismay "Toots" Brunton
Ismay "Toots" Brunton, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born Jan. 14, 1925 in Taylor Township in Greene Countym, she was the daughter of Oscar and Nellie (Kern) Townsend. Toots was retired from Westinghouse and a caretaker for the elderly. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a Gold Star Mother and the Holy Name Catholic Church, all in Bloomfield...
Dorothy F. Lynn
Dorothy F. Lynn, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at ELC Nursing Home in Brazil. Dorothy was born in Cass on Aug. 21, 1927 to Edward and Elsie (Gambill) Wright. Dorothy married Billy J. Lynn in March 1955. Dorothy was a dietitian at Glenburn Home in Linton...
Patricia Ann (Goad) Kolle
LYNNVILLE -- Patricia Ann (Goad) Kolle, 60, passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at her residence north of Lynnville. Pat was a member of St. Matthew Church. She formerly worked for Peabody Coal Company Lynnville Mine. She loved spending time with her family, writing poetry, singing and listening to music, antiquing, raising horses and eating out...
Patricia Kay Heaton
Patricia Kay Heaton, 58, of Washington and formerly of Linton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the Washington Nursing Center in Washington. Patty was born in Linton on Oct. 16, 1952 to Wilbur Heaton and Betty (Allen) Borders. She was a beloved mother, sister, daughter and friend. Patty loved animals and rescued many. Her easy-going spirit and pleasant disposition will be remembered always...
Donetta R. Jacob
Donetta R. Jacob, 68, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 in the Yellow Rose Unit Methodist Hospital Indianapolis. She was born Nov. 3, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Anzel Bedwell and Margaret (Stevenson) Bedwell. Donetta married James R. Jacob on Aug, 18, 1962 and he passed away on Dec. 2, 1993...
Paul R, Stearns
Paul R, Stearns, 78, of Linton, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born on May 22, 1933, in Jennings County, Indiana, to James O. and Jeanetta (Smith) Stearns. Paul married Marie (Honeycutt) on January 31, 1953...
Clarence Heck Jr.
Clarence Heck Jr., 90, of Linton passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Shepherdsville, Ind., on Jan. 23, 1921. He was the son of Clarence Edward Heck Sr. and Edna Florence Thomas Heck. Clarence was a retired carpenter, a WWII Army veteran, a member of the VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute, and a member of the American Legion Post 172 in Hymera and Jasonville...
Clifford V. Harris
Clifford V. Harris, 87, passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. He was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Montgomery, Ind., to the late Urban and Lucille Harris. Clifford served in the United States Army during World War II. ...
Marjorie Rose West
Marjorie Rose West Marjorie Rose West, 88, Coalmont, passed away at 6:01 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born December 10, 1922 in Sullivan to Fred Collins and Christine (Anderson) Collins. Marge married Joe B. West Sept. 14, 1947...
Betty Jo (Bentley) Hash
Betty Jo (Bentley) Hash, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1931 in Jacksonville, Fla., the daughter of Joseph B. and Mary Allie Zinny (Dempsey) Bentley. Betty worked at RCA for 37 1/2 years, and she was a group leader of 30 of those years. ...
Sandra Kay Wools
Sandra Kay Wools, 68, of Freelandville and formerly of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born in Sullivan on August 17, 1943 to Cecil W. and Doris M. (Marshall) Wools. Sandy was a very special person in the lives of her family and many friends. ...
James W. "Jim" Russell
James W. "Jim" Russell, 78, of Jasonville, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Regional Hospital Terre Haute, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 4, 1932 in Coalmont to John Edward Russell and Maude Elsie (Morse) Russell.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years and 9 months, Daphne "Daffy" (Phillips) Russell of Jasonville, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1955; daughters and son-in-law, Monica Lynn "Tutti" Russell, Jasonville, Janell and Tracy Hamilton of Jasonville; son and daughter-in-law, James E. "Bud" and Janelle Russell of Jasonville; grandchildren, Jessica (Russell) and Matthew Davis, Kate Russell, Jeremy and Mindy Hamilton, Curtis Hamilton; "grandcats and a "granddog", Lacey; sister, Edith Lillian (Russell) Blake of Linton; brothers, Gene Glenwood Russell of Jasonville, Hubert Wayne Russell of New Castle; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Willis Russell, Olive Love, Creola Morris, Earl Ray Russell, Carl E. Russell, Oscar Russell, Frank Russell.
Jim had worked at Stran Steel of Terre Haute and Merom Power Plant (Hoosier Energy). He was a U.S. Navy Veteran during the Korean War. He was a member of the Jasonville American Legion Post 172, Clay City VFW Post 6606. Jim led a very full and wonderful life. From 1951-55 he was in the Navy during the Korean War. Jim was a boilmaker on the USS Kersarge and USS Boxer. Jim was a wonderful man who loved and was loved by his family and many friends. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. He is on his way to Glory!
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville with visitation scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and 9 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service is at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Messmer and Pastor Tracy Hamilton officiating.
Interment will be at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville with military graveside rites.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Veterans Home; 3851 N. River RD; West Lafayette, Ind., 47906-3762 and envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Carmen Lorenzo, 92, of Linton, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Dawson, New Mexico, on Jan. 12, 1919 to Louis and Ida (Atoneilli) Musilli. Carmen married Louis Lorenzo on June 23, 1946...
Rhonda Lynn Sluder
Rhonda Lynn Sluder, 48, of Coalmont, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in her residence. She was born April 6, 1963 in Linton, to Jack L. Sluder and Carolyn S. (English) Sluder. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Fry of DuBois, PA; sons, Stephen Fry of Pittsburgh, PA, Nathan Fry of Altoona, PA; parents, Jack and Carolyn Sluder of Coalmont; brother, Bryan and Lisa Sluder of Linton; aunt (special sister), Marsha Sluder of Orlando, FL...
Edna L. Sparks
Edna L. Sparks, 92, of Bloomfield, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Indianapolis. Born Jan. 12, 1919 in Greene County, she was the daughter of James and Bertha (Wright) Hardesty Chipman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church...
Vera Joan Webb
Vera Joan Webb, 73, of Linton, Ind., passed away Friday, September 16, 2011, at her residence in Linton. She was born in Linton on September 29, 1937 to Ray E. and Lillie E. (Reed) Jerrells. Joan married Earl O. Webb on March 29, 1962. Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Providence Baptist Church...
The memorial service for Dale Horn of Bloomfield will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Crown Hill Cemetery, 38th St. and Michigan Road in Indianapolis.
Kitrick Raymond Levi Dunn
Kitrick Raymond Levi Dunn, of Worthington, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 7, 2011 to Travis Shane and Amanda Dawn (Corns) Dunn. Survivors include his parents, Travis and Amanda Dunn of Worthington; his aunt, Misty; uncle, Levi and cousin, Kaden...
Dwaine R. Prince
Dwaine R. Prince, 58, of Worthington, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at his residence. Born July 11, 1953 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ray Prince and Dorothy (Roberts) Dayton. Surviving relatives include his two brothers, Darrell Prince (Judy) of Dallas, Texas and Jimmy Dayton (April) of Texarkana, Texas. ...
John P. Field
John P. Field, 81, of Coalmont, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Regional Hospital Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 24, 1930 in Coalmont to Henry Field and Velora "Tillie" (Cushman) Field. Survivors include his spouse, Donna Jean (Buell) Field of Coalmont, whom he married on Oct. ...
Madge W. Bucher
Madge W. Bucher, 90, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday Sept. 19, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born May 29, 1921 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Ared Walter and Mary Jane (Simmers) Warren. Madge worked at Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. in Bloomington and the Bloomfield School Cafeteria. She was a member of the Bloomfield Mary Rebecca Lodge and the First Christian Church...
William E. Evans
William E. Evans, 57, of Terre Haute, passed away Sept. 13, 2011 with his children by his side. He was born Oct. 3, 1953 in Terre Haute, the son of John L. and Suzanne (Bear) Evans. He was a member of the first graduating class from Terre Haute North in 1972. ...
John Eugene Hubbard
John Eugene Hubbard, 70, of Coal City, passed away peacefully at home and went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2011. John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Frances Kathleen Hubbard (Reed) and mother-in-law Carole Reed. John was a member of the Friendly Open Bible Church in Coal City, Indiana. ...
Ervin L. "Buck" Burks
Ervin L. "Buck" Burks, 79, of Bloomington, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 10, 1932 in Greene County, he was the son of Clifton Ervin and Loretta Marie (Woods) Burks. He retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Indiana State Fox Hunters Association where he served as president for many years and was the current second vice president...
Jon Alan McKee
Jon Alan McKee, Sr., 65, of Sandborn, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at his residence in Sandborn. He was born in Rushville, on Oct. 6, 1945 to Lyman D. and Lillian (Rowe) McKee. Jon married Kathleen A. (Cochran) Dodd on Nov. 3, 2001. Jon was a member of the Sandborn Baptist Church. ...
Maria J. Phillips
Maria J. Phillips, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at her son's home in Bloomington. Maria was born March 23, 1925 in Bloomfield, New Jersey to Anthony and Mary Zamojski. She was married to James (Tex) D. Phillips on Dec. 27, 1944. She had been a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Bloomfield. She retired from Bloomington Hospital as a Medical Education Coordinator...
Andrew V. Barlich
Andrew V. Barlich, 82, of Linton, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, 2011 at his residence in Linton. He was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Linton, the son of Vincent and Angela (Osredkar) Barlich. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton and retired in the late 1980s from the city of Linton Water Department. He was a member of the Slovene National Society in Indianapolis. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Margaret "Maggie Mae" Priest
Margaret "Maggie Mae" Priest, 88, of Linton, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Linton. She was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Linton, the daughter of William M. & Mary Belle (Wakeland) Snow. She attended the Linton Assembly of God Church and formerly worked at Ballband in South Bend, during WW II making raincoats for the troops and at the 3-D Store in Linton...
Daniel Frances Alumbaugh
Daniel Frances Alumbaugh, 66, of Linton, passed away at 11:41 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Sullivan on March 14, 1945, the son of Dale Alumbaugh and Martina Murphy Alumbaugh. Daniel retired from Local 525 in Las Vegas, he was an Air Force veteran, a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church in Linton, Linton American Legion Post 22, VFW, and the NRA...
Anita Collenbaugh, 70, of Worthington, passed away 2:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at Glenburn Home in Linton. Anita was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Brazil to Harvey and Freida (Jackson) Steuerwald. She was a homemaker, and member of New Hope Baptist Church, Clay City. ...
Andy Barlich, 82, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 6, 2011 at his residence in Linton.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Anita Collenbaugh, 70, of Worthington, passed away 2:35 P. M., Tuesday, September 06, 2011, at Glenburn Home, in Worthington. Funeral arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington. Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com...
Gary Lewis Carter
Gary Lewis Carter, 71, of Robinson, Ill., died Monday September 5, 2011 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, after several weeks of declining health. He was born in Dugger and graduated Union High School in 1958, and graduated St. Anthony's School of Radiology, Terre Haute. Gary was retired as a Radiologist, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, and served as the department head of Radiology from 1961 to 1977...
Stanley D. Myers
Stanley D. Myers, 60, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, Sept, 4, 2011, at his home. He was born on Aug. 29, 1951, in Linton to George F. and Gladys L. (Null) Myers. Stanley married Carol L. Word in June of 1989. Stanley was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a Mechanic with Griffin Industries, his hobbies included, drag racing, working on cars and enjoying the outdoors...
Craig A. Jerrell
Craig A. Jerrell, 30, of Linton, passed away at Greene County General Hospital in Linton, Sunday, September 4, 2011.
Arrangements are pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.
Hazel J. Fuller
Hazel J. Fuller, age "old enough" and bride of 71 years to Herschell Fuller, died Monday morning at the Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington. She was born to Raymond and Dorothy (Porter) Lester in Bloomfield, Indiana. She was retired from the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center after 25 years of service. ...
Sylvia Ann Cunningham
Sylvia Ann Cunningham, 67, of Switz City, passed away at her residence at 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Born Jan. 28, 1944 in Knox County, she was the daughter of Curtis A. and Lois (Canady) Teague Kent. She was an assembly line worker at RCA and also worked for several area nursing homes...
Kathryn Grace Strauser
Kathryn Grace Strauser, 75, of Springville, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born July 21, 1936 in Brazil, Ind., she was the daughter of Burl Gordon and Lillian (Drobnok) Bailey. She was a full time housewife and Mom. ...
Ronald W. Howard
Ronald W. Howard, 62, of Odon, died Aug. 31, 2011 at his residence. Born Aug. 29, 1949 in Washington, he was the son of Dexter Howard and Pauline Lundy Howard. He worked at Westinghouse for 30 years. Then, served as Deputy Town Marshal in Odon for 10 years and was an EMT for 10 years...
Charles W. Tincher
Charles W. Tincher, 85, of Lyons, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. He was born Aug. 20, 1926 in Greene County to Murl Irvin and Bessie (Padgett) Tincher. Charles married Hazel M. Crynes on March 1, 1958. Charles served in the U.S. ...
Marisa Jones and Noah Monroe
Mirisa LeAnn Jones, 25, of Dugger, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 15, 1985 in Terre Haute, the daughter of Charles R. and Kathy (Pope) Jones. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse, a 2004 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, and a graduate of Ivy Tech in Terre Haute...
Lowell Helton, 64, of Owensburg, passed away at 12:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born April 24, 1947 in Alfordsville, he was the son of Oscar and Thelma (Botkin) Helton. He married Patricia Thompson on June 2, 1967...
Lloyd Everett Stecker
Lloyd Everett Stecker, 58, of Poland, IN died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at his residence after a long illness. He was born in Durham, NC on July 18, 1953 to Helen Jane (McComb) and Claude Earl Stecker. He graduated in 1971 from ISU Laboratory School. He worked several years at GE in Bloomington before working at Cook Urological in Spencer until 2011. He was an environmentalist and animal rights activist...