Obituaries from August 2012
Richard Lee (Modge) Edwards
Richard Lee (Modge) Edwards, 57, of Lyons, passed away at 3:12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family. Born Dec. 25, 1954 in Linton, he was the son of Forrest Lee and Patricia Anne (Nichols) Edwards. He was a coal miner for Triad and an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Linton United Methodist Church, Sons of the American Legion in Lyons and the Southern Indiana Bass Anglers...
Charles Otis Hendricks
Greene County native Charles Otis Hendricks, 93, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Charles was born Nov. 5, 1918, in his family home in Hendricksville, Ind., to Frederick H. and Myrtle Sparks Hendricks. On Feb. 6, 1939, he married H. Ilene Hamilton, who died in 2007 after their 68 years of marriage...
Teresa Jane (Jenkins) Jones
Teresa Jane (Jenkins) Jones, 61, of Solsberry, passed away on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. Teresa was born May 9, 1951 in Linton to Doris Jean Frye Capien and Laudice "Bud" Raymond Jenkins...
Cynthia Sue Inman
Cynthia Sue Inman, 55, of Linton, passed away at 11:13 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born March 30, 1957 in Grand Island, Neb., she was the daughter of Jack D. Lee and Etta Mae (Englehaupht) Nation. She was self-employed in the child care industry and will be greatly missed by family and friends...
Timothy A. "Tim" Betts
Timothy A. "Tim" Betts, 51, of Jasonville, went to Heaven at 2:41 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Sullivan County Community Hospital, Sullivan. He was born March 24, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio to Ted Betts and Donna (Grisham) Betts. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jacob Betts of Jasonville, whom he married on Feb. ...
David E. Beaver
David E. Beaver, 55 of Pine Lakes, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Born on August 8, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ellen and the late Raymond Beaver, David enjoyed shooting guns, fishing, swimming and riding his Harley motorcycle. But most of all he enjoyed his time as a devoted husband, loving father and friend to many...
Donald G. Weyer
Donald G. Weyer, 89, of Ferdinand died Saturday Aug. 25 at The Providence Home in Jasper. He was born Dec. 30,1922 in Ireland, In. to Ferdinand Sr. and Emma (Kippenbrock) Weyer. He married Helen C. Englert on Oct. 18,1947 in St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony. She preceded him in death on Nov. 2,2005...
Kenneth Robert Barker
Kenneth Robert Barker, 88, of Plainfield, passed away Aug. 24, 2012. He was born Jan. 31, 1924 to the late Elza and Margaret (York) Barker in Bloomfield, IN. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was a project superintendent for Geupel-DeMars, and a general superintendent for Ellis Construction before he became owner/operator of Kenny Barker Construction. ...
Larry "Wagon" Lee Stollings
Larry "Wagon" Lee Stollings, 56, of Lyons passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in Lyons. Born Dec. 18, 1955 at Freeman Greene County Hospital in Linton to Paul E. and Marjorie (Hasler) Stollings. He was a truck driver for 37 years working for Farm Bureau, Ed Guthrie Trucking, MaCallister and Kaho Brothers Trucking of Lyons...
Robert D. Fuller
Robert D. Fuller, 68, of Bloomington passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Bloomington on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 with his family by his bedside. Robert (Bob) was born on December 3, 1943 to Arthur D. and Pauline (Gilham) Fuller of Owensburg, IN...
Dorcas M. Nolan
Dorcas M. Nolan, age 94, of Linton, passed away at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at I. U. Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. She was born July 13, 1918, in Dugger, the daughter of Dewey and Kathryn (Walters) Birch. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton, St. Anne Altar Society at the church, and was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at the Linton hospital for over 40 years...
Margaret L. Arthur
Margaret L. Arthur, 92, of Terre Haute passed away August 22, 2012 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born July 28, 1929 in Greene County to James and Grace (Stanley) Fuller. She was a longtime member of the Maryland Community Church and had retired from the Vigo County Public Library...
Idella Mae Sherman
Idella Mae Sherman, 67, of Jasonville, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born on Feb. 18, 1945, the daughter of Joseph Glenn Richey and Anna Fae Turner Richey. Idella was a member of the gospel singers "For His Glory" and the Hymera Independent Community Church...
Jayne R. "Shelly" (Goad) Minks
Jayne R. "Shelly" (Goad) Minks, 53, of Coalmont, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born April 23, 1959 in Linton, to Ira Harold Goad and Bonnie Jean (Grady) Goad. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Jerry L. ...
Alverna M (Gustin) Hooker
Alverna M (Gustin) Hooker, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away in her residence on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 21, 1920 in Terre Haute to John and Cora Gustin. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother loved to cook and enjoyed family gathering. On Aug. 19, 1991 she gave her heart to Jesus. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Vicksburg, and attended Faithway Bible Church in Worthington...
C. Larry Burch
C. Larry Burch, of Springville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Sept. 16, 1936 in Solsberry, Indiana the son of Claude and Bonnie (Starnes) Burch. Larry retired from Cook Inc. as a mechinist. Surviving relatives include his wife Dorothy Burch of Springville; two sons, Larry M. ...
Ruth E. O'Haver
Ruth E. O'Haver, 70, of Linton, passed away at 4:17 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was born on March 7, 1942, in Hinsdale, Ill., the daughter of Gilbert Finnegan and Ruth (Anderson) Finnegan Mejdrech. Ruth was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church and The Women's CHRP in Linton. She volunteered at the Pregnancy Choice Center in Linton, Indiana...
LuAnn M. Kohler-Shonk
LuAnn M. Kohler-Shonk, 46, Linton, passed away early afternoon on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Rochester, Pa., on Dec., 20, 1965, the daughter of Herbert C. and Beverly A. (Parks) Kohler. On Oct. 6, 2007, LuAnn married Timothy L. Shonk.
LuAnn was an attorney who worked with children, battered women and charities. She wrote grants to help charities and the most recent project was helping the Elks obtain playground equipment for handicapped children at the local Humphreys Park. LuAnn enjoyed several hobbies including music, gardening, photography, and birding. She combined her love of photography and birding with photos in the local Goosepond Wildlife Area and also helped to identify some of the rare species which have migrated here. She was an avid gardener, as well, and authored a column as -- "The Garden Gal" -- in the local newspaper known as the Lintonian.
Survivors include her husband, Timothy L. Shonk; her mother, Beverly A. (Parks) Kohler and a brother Shawn (Nicole) Kohler all of Rochester, Pa.; a niece Cassie and nephew Darrick; her maternal grandmother Zelda Parks of Rochester, Pa.; and her mother and father-in-law Brenda and Randy Shonk of Linton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert C. Kohler; and her maternal grandfather Theodore Parks.
The funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Sam Bush officiating. Cremation will follow per LuAnn's wishes.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com .
Mary Lois Elliott
Our Grams, Mary Lois Elliott, age 88, died August 8, 2012 at 7:25 p.m. surrounded my grandkids. We loved her dearly and hope she is having a wonderful time wherever she is now. She lived a very long and interesting life. Granny was born Sept. 25,1923 in Glendale, Ind...
John David Friestuhler
John David Friestuhler, 73, of Linton, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Linton. He was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Indianapolis, the son of Kenneth and Evelyn Bell Friestuhler. He was baptized at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Trucking was his profession for 40 years...
Robert L. "Bob" Summerville
Robert L. "Bob" Summerville, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012 at Meadowood in Bloomington. Born Aug. 16, 1922 at home north of Scotland, Ind. where he continued to live for almost 90 years, he was the son of William Ed and Doshia (Hasler) Summerville...
Dorothy L. Benjamin
Dorothy L. Benjamin, 74, of Washington, devoted mother and angel, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday. Born Jan. 25, 1938, in Martin County, she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Todd) Craney. She had worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane for 20 years. ...
Vernon C. "Butch" Dicus
Vernon C. "Butch" Dicus, age 68 of Linton, passed away at 2:35 A.M. on Wednesday, August 08, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Worthington on November 22, 1943, the son of William & Jessie America (Rawley) Dicus. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. ...
Luann M. Kohler-Shonk
LuAnn M. Kohler-Shonk, 46, Linton, IN, passed away early afternoon on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. Arrangements are currently pending at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton and will be published as soon as the information becomes available...
Joyce Ann (Ruminer) Mason
Joyce Ann (Ruminer) Mason, 67, of Linton, IN, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Joyce was born on August 29, 1944 in Vincennes to William and Vivian (Curry) Ruminer. She was a graduate of Switz City Central High School as well as Vincennes University...
James Steven Walton
James Steven Walton, 58, of Springville, passed away at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at I. U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Linton, the son of James E. & Wilma (Ashcraft) Walton. He was a 1971 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, retired as a Laborer of Union #741 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of American Legion Post #22...
Timothy E. Jones
Timothy E. Jones, 53, of Linton, IN, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012. He was born on April 10, 1959, to Jimmie J. and Donna M. (Zietlow) Jones. On October 23, 1982, Timothy married Regina A. Overstreet. Timothy served in the US Army National Guard and was a registered licensed land surveyor. Timothy owned and operated Jones Land Surveying. Timothy was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Jeffersonville, IN. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing and photography...
James Steven Walton
James Steven Walton, age 58, formerly of Linton, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 7, 2012, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
Felton Hiram "Tod" Coleman, Jr.
Felton Hiram "Tod" Coleman, Jr., 59, of Linton, passed away at 11:47 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 5, 1952, in Sullivan, the son of Felton H. Coleman, Sr. and Esther (Purcell) Coleman...
Felton Coleman, 59, of Linton, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton,
Jeffrey L. Bedwell
Jeffrey L. Bedwell, 47, of Dugger, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. He was born on July 18, 1965 in Linton, Indiana the son of Edward and Karen S. (Weaver) Bedwell. Jeffery graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with his associate's degree. He was a mine foreman at Black Panther Coal Mine in Oaktown, Ind. Jeffery was a member of the Masonic Lodge #721 in Dugger...
Bessie I. Hildenbrand Anderson
Bessie I. Hildenbrand Anderson, 85, of Linton, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on March 8, 1927 in Sullivan County, Ind., the daughter of Forrest Reed and Ruby Mae (Daniel) Bell. Bessie was a bookkeeper and homemaker. She was a member Mt. Zion Church of Christ...
Nancy Jo (Whaley) Sheets
Nancy Jo (Whaley) Sheets of Bloomington, Ind. passed from this life on Thursday afternoon, August 2, 2012. She was the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Waneta (Faulk) Whaley. Nancy was born on October 5, 1950 in Solsberry, Indiana. She attended school at Solsberry and Eastern High School, graduating from Bloomington High School in 1968...
Sandra Sue Goddard
Sandra Sue Goddard Sandra Sue Goddard, age 70, of Linton, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Linton, the daughter of George E. & Beulah (Risher) Wautelet. She owned & operated Linton Business Machines with her husband, Dale, for seventeen years & retired from Peoples Trust Company in Linton. She was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church & a former member of the Order of Eastern Star...
Gary Inman, 42, of Bedford, died July 25, 2012 in Lawrence County, IN. Mr. Inman is survived by his mother, Donna Inman of Bedford; Sisters, Deonna (Jerry) Hattabaugh of Mitchell and Michelle (Scott) Sanders of Williams; Brothers, Scott (Alecia) Simmerman of Bedford and Matthew (Candace) Inman of Bedford; Grandmother, Betty Lewis of Williams; and seven nieces and three nephews...
Louie G. Porter
Louie G. Porter, 80, of Switz City, passed away 8:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his residence. Louie was born Aug. 7, 1931 in Scotland, to Charles and Katie (Miller) Porter. He was a retired farmer, school bus driver for Central School, and he had been co-manager of Bloomfield Silo. He was a member of Bloomfield Presbyterian Church, and an Army veteran...
Harold L. Harp
Harold L. Harp, 88, of Doans, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. Born April 27, 1924 in Owensburg, he was the son of Johnnie and Zella (Roberts) Harp. He was a machinist for NSWC Crane retiring in 1984 after 44 years of service. He served his country in World War II with the United States Army. He was a member of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge...
Wilma A. Boyd
Wilma A. Boyd, 97, of Odon, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. Born June 16, 1915 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Florence (Lynn) Tibbett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Odon Christian Church. She was also a member of the Odon Rebecca Lodge and the Odon Town and Village Club...