Obituaries from October 2011
Clodene (St. John) Bitz
Clodene (St. John) Bitz, 77, of Jasonville passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 in her residence. She was born March 21, 1934 in Greene County to Harry St. John and Della Chloe (Phipps) St. John. Clodene married Ervin Bitz on Sept. 27, 1953 and he passed away on May 13, 2000...
Mary Kathryn Bryan Fiscus
Mary Kathryn Bryan Fiscus, 87, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Decatur, Ill. on Sept. 28, 1924, the only child of J. Lee and Lucy (Trimmer) Hooker. She was a 1942 graduate of Worthington High School. She had been a member of the Spencer Baptist Church since 1951. She worked at the Spencer Evening World for 10 years and then Production Credit Association for 10 years. Kathryn enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and reading...
Tommy Lee Jackson
Tommy Lee Jackson, 58, of Springville, passed away Sunday, Oct, 30, 2011 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1953 in Linton, he was the son of Vince H. and Frieda Marie (Carmichael) Jackson. Tommy was retired from GE and a member of the Peerless Trinity Pentecostal Church where he served as a Deacon and treasurer...
Dorothy Evelyn Briner
Dorothy Evelyn Briner, 88, formerly of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Orange County, Ind. to Fred and Irene Clements. Dorothy married Harold Briner on April 16, 1954...
Charles W. Weaver
Charles W. Weaver, 70, of Lyons, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at his residence in Lyons. He was born Aug. 6, 1941 in Lyons to Harry C. and Jessie Alice (Stevens) Weaver. Chuck married Loretta L. Hanson on Sept. 27, 1960. Chuck retired as a union carpenter and then worked as a janitor for the White River Valley School Corporation. His hobbies included being an avid fisherman and riding around on his golf cart...
Margaret D. "Peg" Harrah
Margaret D. "Peg" Harrah, 83, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at her home in Bloomfield. Born May 19, 1928 in Elkhart, she was the daughter of Walter F. and Nina (Gale) Doll. Peg was a former partner of Bloomfield Manufacturing Company and the founder and owner of Harrah Realty in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Bloomfield First Presbyterian Church...
Ronald Eugene Boling
Ronald Eugene Boling, of Largo, Florida and formerly of Greene County, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at Largo Medical Center. Born in Greene County, he was the son of Walter J. and Mary Belle (Bough) Boling. He graduated from Scotland High School in 1950 where he was known as "Doodle." He was of the Pentecostal faith. ...
Norma Lee Williams
Norma Lee (Parke) Williams, 83, of Lyons, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Oct. 13, 1928 in Spurgeon, she was the daughter of Elza and Themus (Wade) Parke. She was the owner and operator of Lyons Fashions clothing store and worked for Peoples Trust Company. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary in Lyons, and was a former Volunteer for CASA...
Walter Byers, 94, of Bloomfield, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at his residence. Born Sept. 30, 1917 in Bloomfield, he was the son of William Martin and Della (Graham) Byers. He retired in 1984 from NSWC Crane as a maintenance machinist after 41 years of service. He served his country with the U.S. Army in WW II. He was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church...
MSgt Albert Jay Harrel
MSgt Albert Jay Harrel, USAF (Ret), 82, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Aug. 17, 1929 in Vicksburg, Ind., died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 following a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Jay was a member of Central Christian Church in O'Fallon, the American Legion, VFW, Masonic Lodge 576, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. ...
Ronnie Lee Goodman
Ronnie Lee Goodman, 73, of Sullivan, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Dugger, the son of Leo V. Goodman and Lorene Mason Goodman. He was a retired truck driver and retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Sullivan, the Dugger Masonic Lodge Post #721, the Scottish Rite, and Sullivan County Shrine...
Donald Gene Gehring
Donald Gene Gehring, 77, of Terre Haute passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at 12:05 a.m. in Union Hospital. Donald was born July 2, 1934 in Terre Haute to Lewis Gehring and Margaret Britton Gehring. Donald was a 1952 graduate of Otter Creek High School and attended Indiana State University. ...
Mary Alberta Bell
Mary Alberta Bell, 87, of Lyons, Ind., passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons, Ind.. She was born on Nov. 10, 1923, in Gosport, Ind, to Albert and Ora (Langley) Stevens. Alberta was a homemaker. She was baptized and of the Pentecostal faith...
Opal Mary Yeryar Shacklett
Opal Mary Yeryar Shacklett went to be with her Lord on Oct. 23, 2011 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1908 to William Henery and Ella May Marshall Yeryar in Howesville, Ind. On Jan. 20, 1927 she married Alton Brooks Shacklett, and they had four children, with three surviving: two sons Allyn Bryan and June of Linton, Alvis Buell and Debra Jane, daughter Mary Roselyn Shacklett and Ronnie Luxton, and daughter-in-law Pattie Mae Shacklett, all of Jasonville...
Sharon Lee Pittman
Sharon Lee Pittman, 80, of Linton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, at her residence in Linton. She was born on March 18, 1931 in Sullivan County to Paul and Forest (Mounts) Cleveland. Sharon married Elra "Bud" Pittman on Aug. 23, 1947. Sharon was a homemaker and a member of the Linton Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Bud, in RV Volunteers, which assist in constructing new churches, teen centers, etc. She also took pleasure in riding motorcycles with Bud...
Cameron Trevor Cesinger
Cameron Trevor Cesinger, 33 of Brazil, IN died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Indianapolis. He was born July 24, 1978 in Brazil, IN, the son of Robert M. and Sharon E. Rowe Cesinger. Following graduation from high school he began a career building floating docks and marinas across the nation. He was a member of the area Teamsters Union...
Lea Ann Tackett
Lea Ann Tackett, 77, of Sullivan, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct., 20, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 7, 1934 the daughter of Lee Otha Tackett and Frances Gertrude Werts Tackett. Lea Ann was a member of the Assembly of Christ Church in Bloomfield, retired from Verizon, also retired from the Harris Bank in Sullivan...
Dennis V. Swayze
Dennis V. Swayze, 89, of Coal City, on Oct. 17, 2011, went to join his wife, Carolyn, before the throne of their Lord Jesus Christ. His passing was the result of the consequences of cancer.
Ronald R. Carpenter
Ronald R. Carpenter, 70, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2011, at IU Health Bloomington. He was born May 9, 1941, in Greene County, the son of Irvin and Cayula (Stark) Carpenter. He worked at General Electric in Linton and drove semi trucks for GIBCO. He was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church in Midland, where he served as a deacon...
Floyd J. French, 87, of Hymera, Ind.passed away at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct.18, 2011 in Greene County General Hospital, Linton.. He was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Sullivan County to Floyd French and Maryann (Benefiel) French. Survivors include his spouse, Betty (Lacer) Keller French of Hymera whom he married on Apr. ...
Grace Hans, 95, Marianna, Ark and formerly of Worthington, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at her son's residence in Marianna. Grace was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Chicago to Frederick and Martha (Huebner) Theede. She was a homemaker, member of Worthington Christian Church...
Phoebe Marie Ausman
Phoebe Marie Ausman Phoebe Marie Ausman, age 5 months and 25 days, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born April 20, 2011, in Bloomington, the daughter of Richard C. Ausman and Ashley M. Stevenson. Survivors include her parents of Worthington, two brothers, Kameran and Anthony, a sister, Delilah, aunts, Jessica (Zach) Gennicks & Larissa Van Horn, an uncle, Justin Stevenson, a cousin, Gabe Gennicks, maternal grandparents, Leslie (Shawn) Van Horn of Jasonville & Troy (Tona) Stevenson of Minot, ND, paternal grandmother, Sindy Ausman of Linton, maternal great-grandparents, Wilma Carithers of Jasonville and Sandra (George P.) Stevenson of Rosedale, and paternal great-grandparents, Donnetta Arthur of Linton, Tony Sandusky of West Monroe, La., and Owen (Shirley) Ausman, Sr. ...
Martha Hulen, 95, of Bicknell, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan. Martha was born on May 15, 1916 to Jesse and Mary (Phipps) Mowery in Greene County. She married Dallas Hulen on Nov. 15, 1933 and he passed on March 20, 2000...
Richard L. "Dick" Cadwell
Richard L. "Dick" Cadwell, 89, of Midland, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in I.U. Health Bloomington. He was born Sept. 4, 1922 in Greene County Geoffrey Cadwell and June (Myers) Cadwell. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Mary of Bloomington; sister, Pat Tucker of Midland; grandchildren, Tina and Dan Carver, Thomas Cadwell, Keli Cadwell; great-grandchildren, Sophia Carver, Jacob Carver, Charles Carver...
Paul E. Orman
Paul E. Orman, 86, of Jasonville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born on Dec. 6, 1924, in Terre Haute to Roy R. and Sarah (Fulford) Orman. Paul married Patricia J. Linton on March 26, 1946...
Anna Lucille (Lucy) Strange
Anna Lucille (Lucy) Strange, 85, passed away Oct. 12, 2011 at IU Health in Bloomington. Born Aug. 14, 1926 in Montgomery, Ind., she was the daughter of Cecil and Clara Booker. Lucy married Joe Strange on June 5, 1946. She worked for many years in Bloomfield at V & S Hardware and Freeland's Apparel Shop...
Connie Bedwell Dix, 82, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 2011 at her home in Dunnellon, Florida. She formerly lived near Shakamak until 1963. She was born Sept. 5, 1929 in Pleasantville, Ind. to Clovis and Mary Bedwell. Connie was married to Edward L. Dix, for 64 years. Edward Dix survives her in Dunnellon, FL...
Larry Lee Howell
Larry Lee Howell, 62, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011 at his residence. Larry was born Sept. 27, 1949 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Morris and Velma (Bell) Howell. He was a professional truck driver for Stone Belt Freight Lines. He was a member of the Harvest Community Church and was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Navy...
Forrest L. Hogue
Forrest L. Hogue, 89, of Switz City, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at his residence. Born Aug. 9, 1922 in Switz City, he was the son of Jesse and Faye (Bennett) Hogue. He served his country in World War II with the United States Army. ...
Noble Lantrip, 95, of Greenfield and formerly of Crane, passed away 9:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at Sugar Creek Rehabilitation Convalescent Center, Greenfield. Noble was born Aug. 8, 1916 in Dawson Springs, KY to John Sherman and Millie Elizabeth (Rucker) Lantrip...
Nancy A. Clark
Nancy A. Clark, 67, of Linton, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Friday October 7, 2011 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
She was born in Sullivan County, Indiana on Feb. 5, 1944, the daughter of Titus Eugene Morrison and Thelma Mollet Morrison
Arthur Lee Wright
Arthur Lee Wright, 80, of Huntingburg, Ind., passed away at 9:15 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at his residence. Lee was born Oct. 24, 1930 in Lyons to Arthur Thomas and Thelma (Wells) Wright. He was united in marriage to Estella Frances Huser on Nov. 17, 1950 in Lyons, . He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He ran a truck crane for the Olinger Construction Company for many years...
Eula F. Thomas
Eula F. Thomas, 87, passed away Monday morning, October 10, 2011, at her residence in Linton. She was born in Linton on Aug. 7, 1924, the daughter of Hallie & Dorothy (Enochs) Richards. Eula graduated from Indiana State University, receiving her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. She taught at Linton-Stockton Elementary School for 30 years. She was a recipient of "Teacher of the Year."...
David A. Branstetter
David Alan Branstetter, 51, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in Taos, New Mexico.
Dave was born on March 6, 1960 in Linton to Jimmy and Luanne (Kinnaman) Branstetter.
Nyla June Eccles
Nyla June Eccles, 81, of Plainfield, passed away October 8, 2011. She was born July 14, 1930 in Coalmont, IN to the late Floyd and Gladys Chamberlain. She was a graduate of New Albany School of Cosmotology. Nyla retired in 1993 after 18 years as a real estate broker for F.C. Tucker and Century 21. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Plainfield...
William (Bill) John Talbott
William (Bill) John Talbott, born in Bedford, IN, March 23, 1949, and raised in Linton, IN, the son of John Edward Talbott and Marie Agnes (Dalton) Talbott, passed away Oct. 7, 2011, at 5:41 a.m., at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Bill was surrounded by his family as he slipped away from us peacefully, after a long battle with a lung disease...
Jeanie S. Bowerstock Faulk
Jeanie S. Bowerstock Faulk, 72 of Danville, IN entered into eternal life on October 7, 2011. Jeanie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Claude Faulk, Sr., children, Claude (Marie) Jr., Gary (Tami), Jerry (Kathy), Larry (Michele), Pam (Russell Blankenship) Faulk, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister, Sally Howell Cathy Allen, Annie Usrey, Debbie Roark, brothers, Darrell, Red, Bill, Chuck Bowerstock...
Ralph L. "Bud" St. John
Ralph L. "Bud" St. John, 33, of Bloomfield passed away Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 22, 1978 in Bedford, the son of Ralph St.John and Pam (Harper) Carr. Bud was an automobile technician for Royal Toyota in Bloomington. Surviving relatives include: his wife Lesley St.John of Bloomfield, his children; Samuel, Jenna, Whitney and Ticen; his mother Pam (Bud) Carr of Owensburg, one sister Serena (Chris) St.John of Owensburg, one niece Savannah Jacob and one nephew Isaac Jacob, his grandmother Maxine Harper of Springville and one Uncle Bill (Tammy) Harper of Springville.. ...
Derrick Russell Jackson
Derrick Russell Jackson, 23, of Newberry, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011 at his residence. Born October 19, 1987 in Washington, he was the son of Virgil and Teresa (DeMoss) Jackson. Surviving relatives include: his parents, Virgil and Teresa Jackson of Newberry; one sister, Tanya Powell (Nick) of Worthington; his maternal grandmother, Betty DeMoss of Newberry; paternal grandparents, Marion and Carolyn Jackson of Newberry; his uncles, Bob DeMoss of Bloomfield, Jack DeMoss of Newberry, Jim DeMoss of Newberry, and Michael Jackson of Evansville; aunts, Fairy Mendenhall (Dave) of Martinsville, Illinois and Becky Border (Jay) of Newberry; and several cousins.. ...
Donald E. Yoho
Donald E. Yoho Today with hearts that are bowed with grief and minds that are puzzled as to why, Donnie Yoho passed away on October 6, 2011 while hauling cattle, which was one of his favorite pastimes. His life has come to an end at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 18 days...
Amy L. Brummett
Amy L. Brummett, 58, of Springville, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday morning surrounded by her family following a long illness. She started working at Haag's Drug store then moved on to the Bloomington Police department dispatch where she worked for 33 years...
Robert E. "Bob" England
Robert E. "Bob" England, 90, of Sandborn, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Edwardsport to Edward and Bessie (Ireland) England. Bob married Dorothy Ines Terrell on Sept. 27, 1944...
George D. Wildman
George D. Wildman of New Palestine, passed away Oct. 3, 2011. He was born June 23, 1924, to the late Rev. George W. and Bonietta Wildman in Huntington, Ind. He grew up in Switz City and was a long time resident of New Palestine from 1952 until his passing...
William D. Martin
William D. Martin, 73, of Lyons, passed away Tuesday at the Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born March 6, 1938 in Owen County, the son of David E. and Dora F. (Lavender) Martin. William served with the United States Navy from 1955-1959. He also served with the National Guard for several years. William was a retired electrician with local union 725...
Vivian P. Wills
Vivian P. Wills, 95, of Fitzgerald, GA and formerly of Sandborn, IN, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. She was born in Odon, IN, on Oct. 12, 1915 to Edgar D. and Olive (Miller) Meek. Vivian married Malone Wills on Oct. 15, 1938. Vivian was a homemaker and a former member of the Sandborn United Methodist Church, a former member, music director and Sunday School teacher at Odon Nazarene Church in Odon...
Vivian Irene Samm
Vivian Irene Samm, 97, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 in Regional Hospital at Terre Haute. She was born April 21, 1914 in Clay County to Thomas Griffith and Venza (Crist) Griffith. Vivian Irene married Walter Curtis Samm on Feb. 11, 1932 and he passed away April 20, 1974...
Henry T. Lorenzo
Henry T. Lorenzo, 53, of Dugger, was taken to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Wallace, Idaho, on Jan. 10, 1958 to Joseph and Doris Virginia (Cook) Lorenzo. Henry married Jewel K. Martin on Jan. 28, 2005...