Obituaries from July 2012
Vickie Rae (Thompson) Query
Vickie Rae (Thompson) Query, 46, of Bloomfield passed away Monday morning at her home near Bloomfield. Born Jan. 21, 1966, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Nina (Ringo) Thompson, of Worthington. She worked at SAIC in Bloomfield for several years and was very active in youth activities in the Bloomfield schools and community. ...
Hazel I. Stump
Hazel I. Stump, 71, of Jasonville, passed away at 1:14 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born May 6, 1941 in Kidder, Ky., to Sherman Morrow and Elsie (Bray) Morrow. Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Hubbell of Jasonville and Anna Mae Keller of Jasonville; sisters, Estelle Rush of Bedford, Imogene Bell of Wayne County, Ky., Ruby Hammond of Wayne County, Ky., Grace Gilmore of Wayne County, Ky., and Lois Dickson of Wayne County, Ky.; brothers, Dallas Morrow of Wayne County, Ky., and Amos Morrow of Bean Station, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.. ...
Mary Alice Cazee
Mary Alice Cazee, 89, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 in Union Hospital Terre Haute, IN. She was born Nov. 8, 1922 in Williams, IN to Earl Dixon Kern and Minnie (Lyons) Kern. Mary married William Fredrick Cazee on May 1, 1939 and he passed away on December 15, 1967...
David Allen Barker
David Allen Barker, 72, of Canyon Lake, Texas was born Nov. 10, 1940 in Indianapolis, Ind. and passed away on July 24, 2012. He is survived by his father Dwight Barker; wife Blynda Barker; daughter Lisha Barker; son Barry Barker; two step-sons, Jake and Jason Hammons; two brothers Tim and Bill Barker; one sister Susan Barker-Clem; eight grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and loving friends...
Mildred Lorean (Deckard) Sluder
Mildred Lorean (Deckard) Sluder, 96, of Dedham, Mass., and formerly of Dugger, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 while vacationing in Rüdesheim, Germany. She was born on Nov. 23, 1915 in Dugger the daughter of Floyd Benton and Sarah Ivy Deckard. Mildred was the head of the developmental reading department in Westwood, Mass...
Russell Wayne Workman
Russell Wayne Workman, 74, of Solsberry, passed away Tuesday July 24, 2012 at his residence. Born July 9, 1938 in Greene County, he was the son of Charles Russell and Lorene Ida (Hayes) Workman. Wayne was retired from the Physical Plant at Indiana University and was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church...
Andrew Joseph "Andy" Jacob
Andrew Joseph "Andy" Jacob was born August 3, 1956 in Tuscola, Illinois and died July 23, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, IN. He was the son of Joseph Elmer and Joann (Burch) Jacob. He is survived by his parents; four children; Julia Sowders of Spencer, IN., Kaci Jacob of Wadesville, IN., Sam Jacob and Anndrea Jacob, both of Owensburg. ...
Irene (Ayala) Denman
Irene (Ayala) Denman, 70, of Linton, IN, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. She was born on October 20, 1941, in Beeville, TX, to Juan and Lupe (Mareno) Ayala. Irene was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and going to yard sales. Her family called her "The Yard Sale Queen"...
Russell E. "Peck" Cox
Russell E. "Peck" Cox, 82, of Dugger, passed away at 8:08 a.m. on Monday July 23, 2012 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Sullivan County on March 21, 1930 the son of Noble Cox and Gertie Hale Cox. Russell was a Korean War Army veteran, and retired from Crane Navel Weapon Support Center. He was a member of the Whosoeverwill Church, Dugger American Legion Post 224, and Dugger Masonic Lodge 721...
Dr. E. M. 'Ed' Benjamin
Dr. E. M. 'Ed' Benjamin, D.D.S., 84, of Worthington, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Worthington, to Clarren and Mary (Meiring) Benjamin. He was a dentist in Worthington for more than 50 years, graduating from I. ...
Anna Grace (Williams) Dove
Anna Grace (Williams) Dove, 71, of Linton, passed away late Friday night, July 20, 2012, at her residence. She was born on April 5, 1941, in Burkesville, KY, to James Hall and Gladys Mae (Sharp) Williams. On June 7, 1989, she married William L. 'Bill' Dove who preceded in death Jan. 6, 2012...
Joyce Ann English
Joyce Ann English, 66, of Solsberry, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born April 11, 1946 in Pitt County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Ralph and Dell (Waters) Tuten. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shaylee Kay Early, brother, Oscar Taylor and her parents...
Shirley Frances Harris
Shirley Frances Harris, 76, of Bainbridge, Ind., and formerly of Jasonville, passed away peacefully at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born February 17, 1936 in Jasonville, Ind. to Ray H. Harris and Effie L. (Hutchens) Harris...
Leona B. (Gainey) Hancock
Leona B. (Gainey) Hancock, 88, of Sandborn, passed away, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN. She was born on Feb. 23, 1924 in Scotland, IN to Samuel Clement and Oma Frances (Britton) Gainey. On April 15, 1947, Leona married Harry S. Hancock, and they had two children...
Mary Louise (Grant) Cornelius Christy
Mary Louise (Grant) Cornelius Christy Mary Louise (Grant) Cornelius Christy, 89, of Lyons and formerly of Bloomfield and Switz City, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. She was born June 29, 1923, in Daviess County, the daughter of James and Myrtle Jane (Shadd) Grant...
Thomas Edward "Tom" Willard, Jr.
Thomas Edward "Tom" Willard, Jr., 63, of Switz City passed away at 1 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 16, 1949 to Thomas E. and Rosemary (Haseman) Willard. Tom is survived by his mother, Rosemary Willard, Downers Grove, IL; one sister, Elizabeth Petersen, Sterling...
Betty L. Brinson
Betty L. Brinson, 86, of Jasonville and formerly of Linton, passed away, Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Jasonville. She was born on May 28, 1926 in Sandborn to Elmer and Mamie (Berry) Sanders. On Dec. 12, 1942, Betty married Robert L. Brinson and they had two sons...
Billy Beach, 90, of Shelbyville, Ind., passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Waldron Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Waldron, Ind. Billy was born August 2, 1921 in Oatsville, Indiana, the son of James and Hazel Beach. He graduated from Mt. Olympus High School in Pike County, in 1938 and then went on to obtain his B. S. Degree in 1942 from Purdue University and his M.S. degree in Agriculture from Purdue University in 1961...
Joy Marie Bland Blaker
Joy Marie Bland Blaker, 82, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:46 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Glenburn Home in Linton.
Born June 2, 1930 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Charles Riggins and Mary Dailey.
She worked for Sarkes Tarzian, Pioneer and the Bloomfield Woolen Mill and attended the Hobbieville church.
Donald Wayne Lifford
Donald Wayne Lifford, 78, of Jasonville, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 in his residence. He was born Sept. 16, 1933 in Sullivan County, to Glen R. Lifford and Ivy J. (Mattox) Lifford. Survivors include his spouse, Maxine M. (Fulk) Lifford of Jasonville, whom he married on Nov. 18, 1961; three half-sisters and four half-brothers; long-time friends, Ron Miller of Martinsville, IN, Bob Ayler of Greenfield, IN, Bill Barker of Greely, CO...
James E. Mathena
James E. Mathena, 83, of Linton, passed away Thursday, July 12 at the Linton Nursing and Rehab Facility. He was born Sept. 21, 1928, to Harley and Helen (Barnett) Mathena. On June 6, 1947, James married Betty L. (Hagerty) and they adopted two children...
Robert S. ˇ˝Bobˇ˝ Montgomery
Robert S. "Bob" Montgomery, 63, of Worthington passed away at 9:36 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Bob was born Jan. 23, 1949 in Vincennes to Sherman and Kathleen (Henderson) Montgomery.
Bob had just retired as a teacher and athletic director at WRV Lyons after 13 years. He coached basketball 20 years at L&M and White River Valley High School. He had formerly worked for White River Co-op in Worthington and Beehunter for 26 years. Bob was a member of the Phil Harris Golf Course and was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville Ill., High School in 1967. In 2011, he was inducted in to the Lawrenceville Athletic Hall of Fame and also graduated from Oakland City University. He was a lifetime member of American Legion and VFW in Worthington, and Linton Elks.
He is survived by two children, Amanda "Mandy" (Lance) Davidson, Worthington; Blake Montgomery, Worthington; his mother, Kathleen Montgomery, Worthington; three step-grandchildren, Brenden, Ian and Mackenna, Worthington; brother and sister-in law, Bruce and Cindy Peters, Onley, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sherman; wife, Debbie (Peters) Montgomery.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, and 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of service.
Burial will be in Prairie Chapel Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com .
Esther Eileen Parton
November 5, 1921 -- July 10, 2012 SPRINGVILLE -- Esther Eileen Parton, 90, of 4161 S. Owensburg Road, Springville, died at 7:45 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her residence. Born Nov, 5, 1921 in Marion County, she was the daughter of Earl and Marjorie (Rumrill) Nail. She married Charles Parton on Sept. 3, 1941 and he survives...
Jeanette K. Beverstock
Jeanette K. Beverstock, 74, of Linton, passed away Monday evening, July 9, 2012, at her residence in Linton.
She lost her 18 month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, but gained the eternal reward of heaven through her faith in Jesus Christ.
She was born to parents George Ralph Thomas and Wilhelmina (Wakefield) Thomas on July 8, 1938 in Linton, Ind.
Jeanette was a member of the Linton Church of Christ where she was baptized at age 15. She graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1956. She was a Rainbow Girl and a member of the Delta Theta Tau sorority. After high school she earned her RN degree from Indiana State University in 1959. She worked as a RN at Greene County General Hospital for her entire career and served as the Operating Room Supervisor for many years. She retired 9/6/2003 after 44 years of service. She served on the Linton-Stockton School Board from 1974-78. She had many hobbies, one of which was decorating her home for the holidays. She loved playing bridge and was part of several bridge clubs. Jeanette was involved with softball for over 35 years where she coached and umpired, and also served as the District Commissioner and the secretary/treasurer of the ASA Linton Girls Softball League. She loved bowling, watching all sports, and was an avid IU basketball fan. Her greatest pride and joy was her two daughters and her two grandsons of whom she absolutely loved watching play their respective sports of soccer and football.
Survivors include her two daughters: Melinda Beverstock and Michele Snider both of Brownsburg, Ind. Her two grandsons, Jonathon (Yogi) Snider and Isaac Beverstock; and one cousin, David Messmore of Virginia.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be at the Linton Church of Christ (located on the corner of 4th and C. Streets NW) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012, with Bro. Pat Kelly and Bro. Jerry Carmichael officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012. Visitation will resume at the Linton Church of Christ on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 10 a.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel of Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com .
Esther Eileen Parton
Esther Eileen Parton, of 4161 S. Owensburg Road, Springville, died at 7:45 am on Tuesday, July 10 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Mary Jo (Carr) Smith
Mary Jo (Carr) Smith, 78, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. She was born on May 25, 1934 in Doans, Ind. to William and Thelma (Hall) Carr. Mary Jo was Greene County Auditor from 1983-1994, and worked in the Auditor's Office for 36 years. She was a lifetime member of the Greene County Women's Democrat Club and a member of the Furnace Christian Church...
Evelyn Delores Hixson
Evelyn Delores Hixson, 84, of Brownsburg, Ind., and formerly of Linton, Ind., passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at IU Health West in Avon, Ind.. She was born on July 21, 1927 in Linton, Ind. to Wilson B. "Tater" and Ruth Ellen (Hostetler) Hixson. Evelyn was a piano and organ player for the First United Methodist Church, where she was also a member. She was also a member of the Linton Ladies Civitan and Alpha Chapter -- Triads...
Letters to the Editor
Linton family thankful for support To the Editor: Thank you. It is with a grateful heart that I express my gratitude to Todd Walton and Welch and Cornett Funeral Home for making it possible to bring our son and brother Larry home to be with his family...
Vernon L. "Andy" Anderson
Vernon L. "Andy" Anderson, 88, of Lake City, FL and formerly of Crane, IN, passed away on June 25, 2012 in Lake City, FL. Born Feb. 17, 1924 in Greene County, he was the son of Thomas and Beatrice Jane (Dobson) Anderson. Andy was retired from Crane, he was also an artist and a painter. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Crane VFW and the Bloomfield American Legion...
Lois M. Shidler
Lois M. Shidler, 67, of Linton, passed away at 12:07 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born April 16, 1945, in Linton, the daughter of Isaac and Anna (Swaggerty) Oliver. She was a 1963 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and was a homemaker...
Eula Ault, 94, of Elnora, died July 4, 2012 at Lyons Health and Living Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1917 in Greene County, the daughter of Odis Hall and Bessie Padgett Hall. She worked at Dearmins for 11 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Newberry Methodist Church and Newberry Eastern Star No. 166...
Lois Shidler, age 67 of Linton, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
Debbie Lynn (Busby) Fiscus
Debbie Lynn (Busby) Fiscus, 52, of Linton, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at her residence in Linton. She was born on Sept. 11, 1959 in Steubenville, Ohio to Harold L. and E. Lorraine (Britton) Busby. Debbie married Randall L. Fiscus on Nov. 22, 1986 and they had two children...
Wilma Jean Keller
Wilma Jean Keller, 85, of Jasonville passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Jasonville. She was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Greene County to Clay W. Taylor and Neola Faye (Secrest) Taylor. She married Noble A. "Jack" Keller on May 22, 1948 and he passed away on Feb. 1, 1978...
Claude H. Wasnidge
Claude H. Wasnidge, 84, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born Aug. 13, 1927 in Jasonville, IN to Lowell Wasnidge and Olive (Yeryar) Wasnidge. Claude married Marilyn (Clark) Wasnidge on March 8, 1965 and she passed away on July 7, 1996...
Russel M. Wolfe
Russel M. Wolfe, 94, of Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital, July 3, 2012 following a brief illness. He was born in Clay County on March 3, 1918, the son of Benjamin and Ella (Foxworthy) Wolfe. Russel graduated from Clay City High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. ...
Billie E. Mowery
Billie E. Mowery, 75, of Sullivan, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Jasonville on March 12, 1937, the son of Clarence and Mary (Moulden) Mowery. Billie was retired from the Peabody Coal Company, was a United States Marine Corps veteran, a member of the Moose Lodge and the United Mine Workers of America. Billie will be very sadly missed by his wife, children, family and all those that knew him...
Bobbette E. Muckerheide
Bobbette E. Muckerheide Bobbette E. Muckerheide, 60, of Switz City, Ind., passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, in Switz City. She was born, August 18, 1951, in El Paso, Texas, to Robert and Betty (Snyder) Nagy. Bobbette worked for Cook Medical in Bloomington for the last five years. She was a member of the Spencer Seventh Day Adventists Church...
Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Bosell
Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Bosell, 68, of Bloomfield, passed away, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Kenny was born, June 29, 1944, in Lyons, to Eva (Gallegos) Bosell. Kenny retired from NSWC Crane in 1998 with over 30 years service...
Bobbette E. Muckerheide
Bobbette E. Muckerheide, 60, of Switz City, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, in Switz City. She was born, August 18, 1951, in El Paso, Texas, to Robert and Betty (Snyder) Nagy. Bobbette worked for Cook Medical in Bloomington for the last five years. She was a member of the Spencer Seventh Day Adventists Church...
Mahlon E. "Dizzy" Dean
Mahlon E. "Dizzy" Dean, 74, of Hymera passed away in his residence on Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was born August 17, 1937 in Sullivan County to William and Lucille Blevins Dean. He is survived by daughters Lisa (Steve) Sack, Kathryn Troyer, Michele Frossard (Joe), Bonnie Latta (Bill), sons Randy (Dee Dee), Michael (Erin), Scott "Boog" (Jody), sisters Ruth Wilson, Norma Sanders, Margie Ellen Shaw, Katy Knowles, Alice Staley, brothers William, Hugh, and James, fifteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.. ...