Obituaries from March 2012
Juanita E. Williams
Juanita E. Williams, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born Nov. 11, 1925, in Needmore, she was the daughter of Glen and Goldia (Booker) McGlothlin. She retired from the Bloomfield State Bank as a bookkeeper and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church, Mineral Ladies Aid and the United Methodist Women...
Sara Jane Eaton
Sara Jane Eaton, 59, of Elnora, passed away at 1:29 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. Born Aug. 15, 1952 in Hillsdale, Mich., she was the daughter of Morris Marks and Sara Earlene (Hasler) Ward. She was the Clerk/Treasurer for the town of Elnora and attended the Elnora Methodist Church. She was a member of the Newberry Order of Eastern Star and the Elnora American Legion Auxiliary...
Juanita E. Williams
Juanita E. Williams, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Arrangements are pending at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Myra "Marty" Lynn Arnold
Myra "Marty" Lynn (Chambers) Arnold, 57, passed away Wednesday March 28, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Myra was born on August 8, 1954 in Jasper, IN to Harold L. and Veda (Hembree) Chambers. She married Randy J. Arnold in September 1980, for 32 years...
M. "Duane"Smith It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of M. "Duane" Smith, age 59, of Bloomfield, Ind., on March 26, 2012. Born in Anderson, Ind. on Sept. 6, 1952 to the late Paul Marvin Smith and the late Reva (Brown) Smith, he was raised in Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1970 and Vincennes University, specializing in title insurance. ...
Lucy Ann (Ridgen) Lewis
Lucy Ann (Ridgen) Lewis, 79, of Linton, passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at her residence in Linton. She was born May 1, 1932, in Marlboro, SC, the daughter of Golda and Lucy Ellen (Barber) Ridgen. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, the Prime Timers and the Quilt Club, all of Linton. She had worked at Glenburn Nursing Home and Keller's Chair Factory, both in Linton...
Phillip D. Rollins
Phillip D. Rollins, 75, of Solsberry, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1937 in Solsberry, he was the son of Herschell E. and Helen Edith (Walters) Rollins. He was a graduate of Solsberry High School and retired from RCA in Bloomington. He was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ. He served his country with the United States Army...
Jack Samuel Rogers
Jack Samuel Rogers, 78, of Linton, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born Nov. 2, 1933, in Jasonville, the son of Miles and Edith Rogers. Jack was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ for over 50 years. In 1954, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. When he returned to the states, he was stationed at Lincoln, Neb. at a Strategic Air Command base...
Lucy Ann Lewis
Lucy Ann Lewis, 79, of Linton, passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Robert E. "Bob" Keppler
Robert E. "Bob" Keppler, age 77, of Worthington, passed away at 1:05 A.M. Mon., March 26, 2012, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. He was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Muncie, the son of Hobart & Mary Ashley (Teal) Keppler. He was retired from Marhofer Meat Packing in Muncie & the Worthington Packing Plant. He was a member of Faithway Bible Church in Worthington. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War...
Jack S. Rogers
Jack S. Rogers, 78, of Linton, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
Shirley Vivian Johnson
Shirley Vivian Johnson, 89, of Mooresville and formerly of Linton, passed from this life and went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Shirley was born in Midland, IN, on Feb. 25, 1923, to George and Audrey (Henney) Pope. She married Charles A. Johnson on July 13, 1941, and together they had 6 children...
Opal Hugunin Davidson
Opal Hugunin Davidson, 96, died March 21, 2012 in Williamsburg, IA. She was born in Daviess County, IN to Ernest and Elma Dowden Hugunin. She was one of 10 children. Her sisters Mae Stuffle of Loogootee, IN and Helen Boling Largo, FL are among her survivors. She is survived by her sons, Ernest Davidson and wife Reba of Seattle, WA and Paul Davidson and wife Yuk Sum Chung of Williamsburg, IA, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Jessie E. Wasnidge
Jessie E. Wasnidge, 68, of Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, March 21, 2012, with her family by her side following an extended illness. Jessie was born in Clay County, Indiana, March 30, 1943 the daughter of Raymond Watson. Jessie attended VanBuren High School then married Richard Frederick Wasnidge on December 31, 1960...
Violet Mae Coulter
Violet Mae Coulter, 81, of Indianapolis and formerly of Linton, passed away Friday afternoon, March 23, 2012 at her residence in Indianapolis. She was born April 18, 1930, in Linton, the daughter of Fred and Otney (Burks) Coulter. She had worked as a school teacher...
Doretta Mae Walton
Doretta Mae Walton, 68, of Linton, passed away Thursday evening, March 22, 2012 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Martinsville, the daughter of Marvin and Vera (Veller) Canada. She was a homemaker and attended many churches in Greene and Sullivan counties. She graduated from Martinsville High School in 1961, and she graduated into the Cheerful Heart Chapter of Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry on Jan. 27, 1992, and was known as "Spunky the Clown."...
Karen Sue Gardner
Karen Sue Gardner, 58, of Linton, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2012 in Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center at Jasonville. She was born Feb. 12, 1954 in Greene County to Elmer E. Fulford and Floe E. (Steele) Fulford. Karen married Earl L. Gardner, Jr. on Sept. 16, 1977 and he passed away on Nov. 11, 2011...
Mary Lou Chambers
Mary Lou Chambers, 76, of Linton, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1935 in Henderson, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Elmer and Virlie (Crawford) Scott. She was a homemaker. Surviving relatives include: two daughters, Jackie Cullison of Dugger and Misty Bredeweg of Bloomington; one brother, Bobby Scott of Ohio; two sisters, Betty Jones of Linton and June Crow of Evansville; grandchildren, Amanda Chambers, Kimberly Sisk (Jason), Tiffany Farris (Matt), Tara Cullison, Michael Bredeweg, Whitney Bredeweg and Brittany Bredeweg; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Chambers, Austin Cole, Liam Swaby, Lily Sisk, Leah Sisk, Seth Farris, Lexi Farris, Matthew Farris, Jr., Cordelia Cullison and Kayvon Bredeweg.. ...
Eva Thomas, 62, of Scotland, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Dec. 7, 1949 in Washington, IN , she was the daughter of Leroy and Margaret (Dollens) Purcell. Eva was a homemaker. Surviving relatives include her husband, William Thomas of Scotland; her children, Bill Thomas of Indianapolis, Alicia Thomas of Bloomington, and Crystal Thomas of Scotland; one grandson, Jaden Thomas of Scotland; and one brother Danny Purcell of Washington...
Lloyd H. Jaynes
Lloyd H. Jaynes, 89, of Lake Alfred, Fla., passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012 due to complications of pneumonia. He was born in Camby, Ind., and lived in Bloomfield with his family until moving to Lake Alfred in 2002. He was a retired warehouse manager for IGA Supermarkets and was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church...
Mildred Watson, 94, of Linton, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born Oct. 23, 1917 in Anderson, the daughter of Winnie and Myrtle (Fowler) Haegele. She worked for 30 years at Glenburn Home in Linton and retired as head dietician...
Betsy Kay Huff
Betsy Kay Huff, 48, of Carlisle, passed away on March 16, 2012 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Nov. 24, 1963 in Anderson, the daughter of Philip and Nancy (Cooley) Bose. Betsy was a member of the Moose Lodge 2517 in Sullivan...
Brenda Lou Bough
Brenda Lou Bough, 62, of Bloomington and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at 1:29 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1949 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Glen and Savannah (Campbell) Bough. She was a homemaker and attended the Solsberry United Methodist Church...
William Lee, 77, of Terre Haute, passed away at 10:33 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Nov. 28, 1934 in Jasonville, to Clifford Lee and Fern (Hughs) Lee. Survivors include his sister, Margaret Lee of Jasonville; as well as 18 nieces and nephews...
Nellie (Crane) Arthur
Nellie (Crane) Arthur, 87, of Medora, died at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the home of her daughter. Born Dec. 10, 1924 in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Arnold and May (Pershing) Kelsey. She first married John Crane on October 12, 1942 and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1967. She later married Auddie Arthur on Aug. 3, 1968 and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2006...
William "Bill" Haines
William "Bill" Haines, 64, of Covington, IN passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born on April 11, 1947 in Bloomfield to Dorcas (Terrell) and Gilbert Haines. He married his wife of 19 years Glenda (Conrad) Watt on October 31, 1993. She survives...
John M. Pierson
John M. Pierson, 59, of Washington and formerly of Petersburg, passed away Feb. 29, 2012 at his residence in Washington. He was born on Sept. 26, 1952 in Topeka, Kan., to Daryl and Mary (Maynard) Pierson. John was a decorated war veteran who retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. After retirement, John worked for NSWC Crane and Applied Logistics Services, Inc...
Nada Grace Petit
Nada Grace Petit, 91, of Jasonville, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Greene County General Hospital at Linton. She was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Jasonville, to James Elmer Kennett and Nellie Olive (Pirtle) Kennett. Nada was married to Leo Petit and he passed away on July 14, 1981...
Madge Bea Padgett Haywood
Madge Bea Padgett Haywood, 80, of Bloomfield, died Tuesday evening, March 13, 2012 surrounded by her family at the Daviess Community Hospital. She was the daughter of Jesse Brown Padgett and Emma Jane (Hamilton) Padgett. Madge was a homemaker. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Scotland United Methodist Church...
James "Wendell" Watkins
James "Wendell" Watkins, 89, of Mooresville died on March 12, 2012. He was born to Elmer and Ruth (Thacker) Watkins on Nov. 3, 1922 in Bloomfield. He was a World War II Army veteran. James "Wendell" Watkins married Berniece (Thomson) Watkins on Dec. 28, 1946...
Mary DeFrees Shafer
Mary DeFrees Shafer, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, March 3, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1915 in Worthington to Charles DeFrees and Dora Belle DeFrees. After graduating from Worthington High School, she attended nurses training at Welborn Hospital in Evansville. She had a long and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse, retiring from the Veterans Administration in 1975. She continued to serve as the "family" nurse for many years following retirement...
Margaret Louise Norris
Margaret Louise Norris, known as Louise, 89, died on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Born on Sept. 3, 1922 in Worthington, IN, Louise was the daughter of Roy and Mary Margaret Ballinger. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Norris, a former Superintendent of the Hobart, Ind. school system, who died at the age of 55 in 1977 in Bloomfield where the couple had just begun their life in retirement...
Brent D. Simpson
Brent D. Simpson, 49, of Hymera, IN, Went home to be with his Heavenly Father at Sullivan County Community Hospital with pneumonia with his family by his side on March 10, 2012.. He was born May 16, 1962 in Sullivan, IN to William D. Simpson and Janice M. (Hall) Simpson ...
Betty J. Etmeier
Betty J. Etmeier, 85, of Sandborn, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born on Dec. 19, 1926 in Daviess County to John Harold and Nellie Ruth (Harritt) Flynn. Betty married Max William Etmeier on March 22, 1947 and they had three sons...
Joyce C. Landis
Joyce C. Landis, 63, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on November 2, 1948 in Beulah, ND to Alex and Ida (Hausauer) Voegele. Joyce married William E. 'Bill' Landis on Nov. 26, 1968...
Betty J. Etmeier
Betty J. Etmeier, 85, of Sandborn, , passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Arrangements are currently pending at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton and will be made available to the public as soon as details are finalized...
Carter "Lance" Koenig
Carter "Lance" Koenig, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville. Lance was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Washington, and he was the son of Russell Bruce and Clara Louise (Pieper) Koenig. He married Kay Crafton on Feb. 15, 1976, and she survives...
Joyce C. Landis
Joyce C. Landis, 63, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are currently pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel and will be made available to the public as soon as details are finalized.
Mary Janet (Shanklin) Rankins
Mary Janet (Shanklin) Rankins went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the age of 86. She went quietly in her sleep after a struggle with Congestive Heart Failure. Mary was the daughter of William and Jeanetta (Whitworth) Shanklin. ...
James Steven Eaton
James Steven Eaton, 67, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 12, 1944 in Linton, he was the son of Leslie Joe (Bus) and Wilma Ruth (Underwood) Eaton. He was an electronic technician for NSWC Crane, retiring in 1999 after 25 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Crane VFW and Elnora American Legion...
Dorothy Lorene (Elgan) Rose
Dorothy Lorene (Elgan) Rose, 83, of Linton, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Sandborn on March 19, 1928, to Jesse R. and Mary E. (McKee) Elgan. Dorothy was married to William Donald Rose on July 28, 1951; he preceded her on Feb. 7, 1984...
Herbert A. Fuller
Herbert A. Fuller, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born Jan. 18, 1924 in Linton, he was the son of Logan and Mary C. (Stevens) Fuller. Herbert worked as a truck driver at Crane NSWC for 33 years, retiring in 1981. He was an Army veteran of WWII with the medical detachment...
Ruby Frances (Williams) Godsey
Ruby Frances (Williams) Godsey went home to Jesus on Saturday March 3, 2012 after suffering with dementia and other medical problems for many years. Ruby was born on June 25, 1920 in Bloomington. She graduated with honors from Patricksburg High School and later attended Indiana University. ...
Pauline (Beauchamp) Terrell
Pauline (Beauchamp) Terrell, 90, of Worthington, passed away peacefully 12:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 16, 1922 in Freedom to Paul and Ola (Marshall) Beauchamp. Pauline and her husband owned and operated the Marathon Inn Restaurant in Worthington for many years. ...
Michael "Mikey" J. Baker
Michael "Mikey" J. Baker, 32, of Linton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born Aug. 6, 1979 in Fort Knox, Ky., the son of Michael Baker and Pamela J. Swan. He is survived by his mother; Pamela J. Swan Orr (Richard) of Linton; father; Michael Baker of Sullivan; one son, Brenden Micheal J. ...
Rose M. (Clayton) Ballard
Rose M. (Clayton) Ballard, 84, of Linton, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. She was a life-long resident of Linton, born June 6, 1927, to Guy Joseph and Opal (Fines) Clayton. On July 26, 1946, she married Kenneth E. Ballard and they had two sons...
Shanna L. Richardson
Shanna L. Richardson, 25, of Lyons, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born on Aug. 21, 1986 in Greene County, the daughter of Kirk and Rhonda (Hancock) Richardson. She was a member of Bible View Baptist Church in Sullivan, Indiana...
Roy James "Jim" Kirchoff
Roy James "Jim" Kirchoff, 88, of Linton, passed away on Friday morning, March 2, 2012, at Glenburn Home in Linton. He was born Oct. 30, 1923 in Edwardsport, the son of Emil and Hilda (Pepmeier) Kirchoff. He was a farmer for 45 years and retired from Citizens Gas. He was a member of Saron United Church of Christ in Linton...
Shirley Ann Crandall
Shirley Ann Crandall, 80 of Charlestown died Saturday Feb. 25, 2011 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. She was born on Sept. 21, 1931 to George W. and Mildred Thomas Risinger in Dugger, IN and was a former assistant librarian at the Charlestown Library...
Robert J. Price
Robert J. Price, 91, of Rosedale, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at his residence in Rosedale. He was born on May 1, 1920 in Greene County, the son of Jesse and Nila (Padgett) Price. Robert graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1939. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...