Obituaries from February 2012
Sally Ann Crecelius
Sally Ann Crecelius, 75, of Washington and formerly of Newberry, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born Nov. 18, 1936 in Greene County to Robert K. and Uda E. (Yates) Hughes, who preceded her in death...
John W. "Wink" Neill
John W. "Wink" Neill, 84, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford. He was born on Oct. 13, 1927 in Greene County, to John B. and Ruby Emily (Hunter) Neill. John married Elsie Northam on Dec. 12, 1953 in Indianapolis and she survives...
Aaron "Bear" Gater
Celebration of Life for Aaron "Bear" Gater will be on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on Airport Road in Bloomington from 5 to 8 p.m.
Aaron M. "Bear" Gater
Aaron M. "Bear" Gater, 36 of Springville, Ind., passed away on Feb. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Bloomington on Nov. 4, 1975 to Michael and Joan (Hayes) Gater. Aaron was disabled U.S. Army veteran, serving two tours in the Iraqi War. He attended White River Valley High School and also attended Ivy Tech Community Colege in Bloomington...
William Ray Allen
William Ray Allen, 76, of Lyons, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 15, 1935 in Lyons, he was the son of Thurlow and Hazel M. (Weaver) Allen. He was a member of the Lyons United Methodist Church and enjoyed working on cars...
Ervin L. "Jody" Shepard Sr.
Ervin L. "Jody" Shepard Sr., 80, of Bicknell, passed away Sunday night at 11:55 p.m. at the Oak Village Nursing Center. He was born August 8, 1931 in Oaktown, the son of Hillis "Hawk" and Alvena Dillon Shepard. He was a graduate of Oaktown High School and he married Viola Arthur in October of 1957 and they made their lives together for over 45 years until her death on Sept. ...
Robert L. Boruff
Robert L. Boruff, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. Born February 25, 1933 in Bloomfield, the son of Robert S. and Mary Ann (Byers) Boruff. Robert was retired from NSWC Crane as a Diesel Electric Engineer. He was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge No. 84, Terre Haute Scottish Rite, the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, and he was an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Nelda June Hasler
Nelda June Hasler, 84 of Linton, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2012, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL.
She was born in Worthington on Sept. 30, 1927, the daughter of Dayle and Mary O. (Cade) Newsom.
Clarence H. 'Jim' Yagle
Clarence H. 'Jim' Yagle, 99, of Sandborn, IN, passed away on Sunday morning, February 26, 2012, at the Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. He was born in Knox County, IN, on Dec. 24, 1912, to George and Elizabeth (Stinebaugh) Yagle. On March 2, 1935, he took Mable A. (Myers) to be his wife...
Zola Mildred (Rose) Stone
Zola Mildred (Rose) Stone, 93, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Linton Nursing and Rehab Facility in Linton. She was born on May 13, 1918 in Linton to Obediah Dyar and Dora (Sanders) Rose. Zola married Rev. Ivan R. Stone on March 18, 1942...
Lynda J. Grissom
Linda J. Grissom, 69, of Coalmont, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in her home. She was born May 2, 1942 in Coalmont, to Merrill (Nelson) Myers. Survivors include: her spouse, Jerry L. Grissom of Coalmont, whom she married on July 3, 1962; daughters and sons-in-law, Vaughna and Daniel Stienstra of Hymera, Kelly and Randy Buell of Texas, Samantha and Joseph Munson of California; sons, Jerry L. ...
Anthony Dale "Tony" Berlin Sr.
Anthony Dale "Tony" Berlin Sr., 48, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his residence. Born March 10, 1963 in Sullivan, he was the son of Don and Sharon Kay (Todd) Berlin. He was a HVAC Technician. Surviving relatives include: his wife, Susan Berlin of Bloomington; parents, Don and Sharon Kay Berlin of Springville; sons, Anthony Dale Berlin Jr. ...
Yvonne M. Snider
Yvonne M. Snider, 45, of Linton, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Linton on June 23, 1966, to Melvin L. Hickey and Dorothy J. (Bland). April 23, 1999, she married Walter Snider, who survives. Yvonne was a member of the Worthington Assembly of God Church. She had worked at the General Electric plant in Bloomington and for H & R Block of Linton before retiring in 1994...
William L. 'Bill' Gentry, Jr.
William L. 'Bill' Gentry, Jr., 77, of Linton, passed from this life Sat., Feb 18, 2012. Born in Sandborn, on Nov. 26, 1934, he was the son of William L. Sr. and Ruth (Pierson) Gentry. On Sept. 29, 1956, he married Joyce Ann (Anderson) Gentry, who survives...
Shirley Irene Callis
Shirley Irene Callis, 67, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 17, 2012 at her daughter's home in Linton. She was born Jan. 26, 1945 the daughter of John R. and Virginia C. (Barker) Allen. Shirley worked several years as a beautician and owned her own shop, The Village Haircut in Newburgh. Later in life she was a QMA at Evansville State Hospital and the Lyons Senior Center...
Rosalie M. "Rosie" Verseman
Rosalie M. "Rosie" Verseman, 75, of Linton, passed from this life Feb. 18, 2012, at her residence. She was a life-long resident of Linton, born Feb. 6, 1937, to William J. and Belle (Fowler) Currans. On April 27, 1956, she was united in marriage with Robert E. Verseman and they had three children...
Imogene Clines, 84, of Seymour, IN, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Central City, Ky. March 28, 1927, the daughter of Daniel Murphy and Beulah Edwards Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, also her husband, Raymond Clines in 2002, one daughter, Brenda Smith, three brothers; Kenneth, Edward, and Carl Murphy, two sisters; Juanita Mitzack, and Vivian Steele, one grandson, Cody Clines, and a great grandchild, Malakye...
Mary Lou Denman
Mary Lou Denman, 69, of Huron, IN, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at her daughter's residence in Jeffersonville, IN. She was born on March 13, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Charles Donald and Jeanette M. (Rolseth) Denman. Mary Lou was employed with RCA in Bloomington for 34 years...
Rose M. Sparks
Rose M. Sparks, age 83, of Linton, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Linton on Oct. 30, 1928, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Chuba) Scecina. Rose worked at Peoples Trust Company for many years until her retirement...
Melvin Ray Strahla
Melvin Ray Strahla, 75, of Linton, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born March 30, 1936 in Brazil to Herschel Strahla and Sesna (Kent) Strahla. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Shirley A. ...
Joan (Stantz) Roberts
Joan (Stantz) Roberts, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away at 4:48 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Oct. 4, 1937 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Kerry and Josephine (Scott) Stantz. She was a cashier for CVS in Bloomfield and a member of the Bloomfield First Christian Church...
Dewey Vandeventer, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born May 6, 1930 in Greene County, he was the son of Wayne and Ruby Fern (Helms) Vandeventer. Dewey was a long haul carrier truck driver for Bekins Van Lines, he was an Army veteran and enjoyed working on the farm and restoring classic cars...
Jacob Douglas Busick-Rogers
Infant Jacob Douglas Busick-Rogers passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Kosair's Childrens' Hospital, Louisville, Ky. Jacob was born in Jasper, Indiana on Thursday, Feb, 9, 2012 to Christopher Douglas Rogers and Olivia Michelle Busick. He is survived by his parents, Christopher Rogers and Olivia Busick both of French Lick, Maternal grandparents, Brian and Loretta Busick of French Lick, paternal grandparents, Kyle and Stacey Rogers of Worthington, maternal great grandparents, Preston and Mabel Wininger of French Lick, James L. ...
Mark Vernon Blackwell
Mark Vernon Blackwell, 55, of Edwardsport and formerly of Sandborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. He was born Oct. 7, 1956 to Clark V. and Ardella M. (Branch) Blackwell in Daviess Co. On May 5, 2000, Mark married Cindra Lou Scott...
Harold Stinogel, 74 of Worthington, passed away at 6:58 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington and will be posted when available.
Shirley Ann Pigg
Shirley Ann Pigg, 73, of Cass, passed away 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Hymera Oct. 10, 1938, the daughter of Raymond Edward Bradbury and Clara Bernice Jenkins Bradbury. Shirley was a member of the Pentecostal Samaria Church, and formerly was a deli manager at Angell's...
Wayne J. Moore
Wayne J. Moore, 85, of Linton, passed away at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence in Linton. He was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Shelburn, the son of Harry and Hazel (Riggs) Moore. He was a self-employed carpenter, farmer and formerly worked at the Greene Highway Department, working as superintendent. He served as a Greene County Commissioner from 1976-1980. Wayne was a member of the Linton Moose Lodge and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Clita Ann Carpenter
Clita Ann Carpenter, 51, of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 11, 1960 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Richard A. and Mildred (Harrah) Carpenter. Clita loved camping, stamp and coin collecting and was a big Indiana Pacer fan...
David DeWayne Sparks
David DeWayne Sparks, 60, of Lyons, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at his residence. He was born Aug. 4, 1951 in Greene County to Paul R. & Margie Sparks. He retired from the Greene County Sheriff's Department as a jailer. He was a member of Jasonville Masonic Lodge 530, Sons of the American Legion, Lyons Post 479, and a life member of Bass Anglers Sportsman Society...
Wayne Harry Harris Sharp
Wayne Harry Harris Sharp, 66, of Linton, and formerly of Louisville, Ky., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Greene County General Hospital. He was born on Feb. 6, 1945, in Louisville to Harry James and Loriane Elizabeth (Miller) Sharp. Wayne married Maria Jane LeVold on June 15, 1966...
Donald R. Jerrels, Sr.
Donald R. Jerrels, Sr., 75, Peru, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2012 at Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo. He was born April 23, 1936, in Dugger to James and Mary (Buckner) Jerrels. On Nov. 20, 1989, he married Marcia Miller, and she survives...
Patricia R. Overman
Patricia R. Overman, 74, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bloomington. She was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Switz City, IN, the daughter of Frank and Verna (Hart) Frost. Patricia worked several years at Sarkes Tarzian and 18 years in bookkeeping for Watkins Accounting. ...
William Jr. Wolf
William Jr. Wolf William Jr. Wolf, 77, long-time resident of Poland, IN, current resident of Milford, OH, passed away quietly on Feb. 6, 2012. He was the loving husband of Margaret Garrett, dear father of William (Brenda) Wolf III, Jeffery Wayne Wolf, Annamarie and Rosemarie Wolf, proud grandfather of Angela Lynch, William Wolf IV, Hannah and Max Wolf, and great grandfather of Isabelle Lynch and Breilynn Wolf...
David M. Wilkins
David M. Wilkins, 59, of Jasonville, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born July 19, 1952 in Germany to Jack Wilkins and Frieda (Allen) Wilkins. Survivors include his son, David E. Wilkins of Linton; best friend, Karen Henico; second mom, June Wilkins of Jasonville; sisters, Mary Wilkins of Indianapolis, Terrie Long of Jasonville, Brenda St. ...
Max E. Baker
Max E. Baker, 78, of Worthington, passed away 7:01 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at IU Bloomington Hospital. Max was born April 17, 1933 in Worthington to John Clayton and Edna (Palmer) Baker. He retired from NWSC Crane in 1988 with 24 years service. He was a member of Worthington First Baptist Church, where he had held most offices in the church, and had been song leader. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War...
Geraldine Marie "Gerri" Spangler
Geraldine Marie "Gerri" Spangler, 89, of Worthington, passed away, 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at her residence. Gerri was born April 7, 1922 in Ambia, IN, to Nicholas and Emma (Broe) Leuck. She was a homemaker and member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Bloomfield. She graduated from Ambia High School in 1940...
Robert "Gravel" Rood
Robert "Gravel" Rood, 61, of Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute on February 4, 2012. He was born in Muncie, IN on Oct. 12, 1950, the son of Dallas J. Rood Jr. and Martha (Byrd) Rood. Robert graduated from Marengo High School with the class of 1969. Most of his life Robert worked in construction as a welder and a laborer. He was a member of the Laborers Union 741 in Bloomington. Most recently he had been working with his brothers and nephew at Rogers Group INC...
Mary L. Weix
Mary L. Weix, 83, of Abbotsford, Wis., passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Abbotsford after being admitted there on Jan. 31, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church in Abbotsford. ...
Robert U. "Bob" Gaither
Robert U. "Bob" Gaither, 67, of Linton, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Linton Nursing and Rehab Center in Linton. He was born in Linton on April 10, 1944, the son of Paul and Lorraine (Brogan) Gaither. He was a 1962 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and attended Indiana State University. ...
Steve R. Morris
Steve R. Morris, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Hammond, IN on Oct. 1, 1946 the son of Hiram Lane Morris and Betty Lou Frakes. He was preceded in death by his parents...
Baby Bowers, of Vincennes, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. The baby was born in Vincennes on Feb. 2, 2012 to Shan Michael and Miranda (Puckett) Bowers. Survivors include the parents, Shan and Miranda Puckett Bowers of Vincennes; brother, Maddox Ray Bowers at home; paternal grandfather, Michael Shan (Stacy) Bowers of Vincennes; maternal grandmother, Andrea Altop of Linton; maternal grandparents, Bill (Shelley) Puckett of Linton; paternal great-grandparents, Ron (Genie) Bowers of Linton, maternal great-grandparents, Fred (Billie) Ridge of Linton, and Debbie (Ray) Hines of Linton; maternal great-great grandparents, Dick (Shirley) Aysman of Linton; great great-grandfather, Minner Fish of Linton.. ...
Iva G. Wells
Iva G. Wells Iva G. Wells, 85, of Newark, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1926 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Edward and Hygia (Frye) Wells. She worked for RCA on the assembly line for almost 40 years...
Alice A. Denman
Alice A. Denman, 91, of Linton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Linton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 7, 1920 in Greene County, to Charles Chelton and Jessie May (Wilson) Denman. Alice was a member of the New Covenant Church in Linton. She was employed with General Motors until her retirement in 1985...
Donetta Margaret Worth
Donetta Margaret Worth, 51, of Indianapolis, and formerly of Jasonville passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 in her residence. She was born August 25, 1960 in Omaha, Neb. to Donald Worth and Margaret (Pardee) Worth. Survivors include her daughters, Meredith Ann Haseman of Ft. Bliss, Texas, Lacey Jane Haseman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister & brother-in-law, Tammy & David Rehmel of Lewis, Ind.; brother, Donald Worth of Indianapolis; a niece, Julie May; and a nephew, Mike Rehmel...
John William "Bill" Stone
John William "Bill" Stone, 65, of Odon, passed away at 3:14 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Dec. 23, 1946, in West Baden, he was the son of John H. and Lorene (Gammon) Stone. He was a supply technician for NSWC Crane retiring in 1998. He served his country with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Harvest Community Church in Bloomfield...