Obituaries from October 2012
Robert Joseph Richardson Jr.
Robert Joseph Richardson Jr., 52, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday Sept. 29, 2012. He was born Nov. 1, 1959 in Linton, to Carolyn Sue (Morse) Richardson and Robert Joseph Richardson, Sr. He was a graduate of South Vigo High School and he was employed at Carter Farms. He worked construction for many years. Robert was a motorcycle enthusiast and a past champion in Motocross...
Sharon (Flynn) Sheffield
Sharon (Flynn) Sheffield, 59, of Florida, formerly of Linton, passed away on Sat., Oct. 27, 2012, at her residence in Florida. She was born December 29, 1952, in Linton, the daughter of James & Minnie "Katie" (Terhune) Flynn. She was a homemaker, attended L&M High School, and was a wonderful cook...
Cecil Justus, Jr., 82 of Scottsburg, Ind., died on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Ind. He was born on June 11, 1930 in Gambill, Ind., the son of the late Cecil Justus Sr. and Cressie Alice (Fines) Justus. Cecil married Norma L. Corbin on March 29, 1952...
Gregory Bruce Grider
Gregory Bruce Grider, Sr., age 46, of Hymera, passed away at 3:00 A.M. Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, at his residence in Hymera. He was born December 29, 1965, in Muncie, the son of Bobbie Joe & Jacqueline (Hines) Grider. He worked as a union laborer for Local #1112 in Muncie for over twenty years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and NASCAR...
Mary K. (Wolfe) Watkins
Mary K. (Wolfe) Watkins, 89, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at the Glenburn Home in Linton, Ind. She was born in Lawrenceville, Ill. on Feb. 28, 1923 and was the daughter of Joseph and Rosetta ( Taylor) Wolfe. She married Cecil Watkins on Feb. 4, 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 29,1990 after 44 years of marriage...
Howard Smith, 84, of Bloomfield, passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his residence in Bloomfield. Born February 5, 1928 in Freeport, NY, he was the son of Howard and Helen (Cashman) Smith. He was a geologist for the Indiana Geological Survey in Bloomington and later for Citizens Gas Corporation. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Bloomfield and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Dolores R. Smith
Dolores R. Smith, 86, of Linton, IN, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 in Terre Haute, IN. She was born July 24, 1926 in Linton, the daughter of William and Beulah (Taylor) Rader. Dolores married Virgil R. Smith on October 5, 1994. Dolores was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Sullivan Congregation and was a worker in the housekeeping department of the Greene County General Hospital. ...
Vincent Lee "Chip" Felton
Vincent Lee "Chip" Felton, 49, of Bloomfield, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Bloomington IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born April 7, 1963 in Kennewick, Wash. to Lee and Suzi (Royal) Felton. Chip married Jana Deckard on October 8, 1988...
Carol Jane Anderson
Carol Jane Anderson, 76, of Linton, passed away at 2 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Benjamin S. Lindsey, Jr. and Alice Veta (Allen) Lindsey. She formerly worked in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis and in home health care in Florida. ...
Laura Lois "Morge" Hicks
Laura Lois "Morge" Hicks, 87, of Katy, TX. passed away at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 in Texas. She was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Jasonville to Clay Taylor and Faye (Secrest) Taylor. Lois married Charles E. Hicks on July 12, 1947 and he passed away on September 16, 1976...
Anna Lucylle Taylor
Anna Lucylle Taylor, born June 13, 1913 in Newberry, Ind., died Oct. 22, 2012 at the age of 99 in St. Louis.
She was a resident of Sullivan, Ind. from 1945 until 2010, when she moved to St. Louis to be with her family.
Larry K. Kendall
Larry K. Kendall, 64, of Linton, passed away at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Linton on Aug. 31, 1948, the son, of Kenneth Kendall and Lorene Miller Kendall. He was preceded in death by his father. Larry graduated from Linton High School in 1966, graduated from Vincennes University, he was an Army veteran where he was stationed in the Intelligents Headquarters in Heidelburg, Germany. ...
Edith Ann Bicknell
Edith Ann Bicknell, 82, of Linton and formerly of Pleasantville, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Greene County General Hospital. Edith was born on Jan. 30, 1930, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Irwin Bicknell and Zilpha Jackson Bicknell...
Herman 'Jack' Rose
Herman 'Jack' Rose, 86, of Worthington, passed away 3:08 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his residence. Jack was born, Nov. 12, 1925, in Switz City, to Henry and Ossa (Harper) Rose. He was a lineman building power lines, also worked on pipelines, owned a timber business and operated a sawmill. He was a member of Switz City Full Gospel Church, was an Army Veteran of WW II who served in Germany, France and South Pacific...
John Kingsley passed away Sept. 3, 2012 at West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla. He was born Aug. 26, 1954 in New Orleans, La. to Eleanor (Haywod) Kingsley and the late James F. Kingsley, Sr. John's school years were spent in Bloomfield and he graduated high school in 1973. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1974 and served eight years. He worked at the Newport News Naval Shipyard and for the last twenty years he worked for the Ordnance Department at the Naval Air Station, Key West, Fla...
Elmer Cooksey, 88, of Solsberry, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2012 at Bell Trace Health & Living Center. Born June 18, 1924 in Solsberry, Ind., he was the son of Fred and Daisy (Thompson) Cooksey. Elmer drove a school bus for Solsberry and Eastern Greene Schools, he was also a logger. He was an disabled Army veteran of WWII, a member of the Solsberry Christian Church and Solsberry American Legion Post # 450...
June (Lester) Baron
The gates of heaven opened wide on Oct. 13, 2012, to receive the spirit of June (Lester) Baron who departed this life on earth to receive her glory and her gift of eternal life. June was born on Nov. 30, 1934, to Joseph Leland (Drib) and Sophia Asdell in the rural community of Doans nestled in the hills of southwestern Indiana. She was the only daughter in the Asdell household to three older brothers and a younger brother yet to come...
Carol J. Anderson
Carol J. Anderson, age 76 of Linton, passed away at 2:00 A.M. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Fuenral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
R. Joan Blume
R. Joan Blume, 81, of Linton, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at I. U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born Feb.17, 1931, in Clay County, the daughter of Ben W. and Ruby E. (Redenbarger) Purcell. She worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance in Indianapolis several years ago and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star #140, both of Linton...
Bertha Malissa (Blaker) Helms
Bertha Malissa (Blaker) Helms, 100, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Garden Villa of Bloomington. Born Sept. 8, 1912 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Willard and Almira (Hash) Blaker. She and her husband, Fred, owned and operated the family farm and she was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church...
Bonnie Sharon (Eastridge) Evans
Bonnie Sharon (Eastridge) Evans, born Aug. 29, 1942 to Lorene Gammon in French Lick, went to be with her Lord and eternal family on Oct. 13, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She married Charles L. Evans on April 7, 1975 and together they made their home in Scotland, Bonnie was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She likes to have her family and friends around her and enjoyed visiting over coffee...
Robert Edward Johnson
Robert Edward "RE" Johnson, 80, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Born June 2, 1932 in Bloomfield, he was the son of Freemont and Alta (Huffman) Johnson. He was a car salesman operating a Ford dealership in Jasonville. He served his country in the Korean War in the United States Army and was a member of the Worthington American Legion and VFW...
Mary Ruth Johnson
Mary Ruth (Swalls) Johnson, 72, of Jasonville, passed away at 7:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. She was born Dec. 19, 1939 in Vigo County, to Clarence Swalls and Elva (Beddow) Swalls. Survivors include: her husband, Karl K. ...
Eva Nell Hasler
Eva Nell Hasler, 87, Greenwood and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away Oct. 8, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born March 15, 1925, the daughter of Virdia and Donna Fae (Inman) Fortner. Eva Nell married Sherl Hasler, Aug. 14, 1949, and enjoyed 60 years of life together until Sherl died Feb. 9, 2010...
Myrtle Ruth Yates
Myrtle Ruth Yates, 93, of Sandborn, Ind., passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Lyons Health and Living Community. She was born in Greene County, Ind. to Everet Pruett and Mamie (Brown) Pruett on Dec. 7, 1918. She married Harold D. Yates on Feb. 9, 1948...
Devonna Beth Johnson
Devonna Beth Johnson, 63, of Midland, passed away at 1:33 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Regional Hospital Terre Haute, IN. She was born Aug. 9, 1949 in Jasonville to James "Red" Yeryar and Laura Beth (Fougerousse) Yeryar. Survivors include: her husband, Paul L. ...
Michael Lee Alsman
Michael Lee Alsman, 51, of Dugger, Ind. passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born on May 24, 1961 in Sullivan, Ind., the son of Fred and Rosemary (Robert) Alsman. Mike graduated from Union High School in 1981 and from Vincennes University with an associate degree in computer science. He was a lifelong farmer for Alsman and Bishop Farms. Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linton, Ind...
Judy Raye (Gardner) Sherer-Lucas
Judy Raye (Gardner) Sherer-Lucas, 69, of Bloomington passed away on Friday Oct. 5, 2012 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Judy was born Oct. 4, 1943 in Bloomington, Indiana and was the daughter of Alexander and Virginia Madge (Carpenter) Gardner. She was the former house director for Delta Chi fraternity at Indiana University and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
Margaret "Josephine" Mitten
Margaret "Josephine" Mitten, 96, of Clay City and formerly of Worthington, passed away 1:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville. She was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Greene County, to Edward E. and Ethel (Hancock) Hines...
Rev. Max S. Skinner
Rev. Max S. Skinner, 90, of Bloomfield, passed away at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Lyons Health and Living Center. Born Feb. 11, 1922 in Greene County, he was the son of Harvey and Caroline (Hash) Skinner. He was a minister for 54 years at Sharkey Church and a butcher for the Bloomfield Locker Plant. He served in World War II in the United States Navy...
John Calvin Fidler Sr.
John Calvin Fidler Sr., 84, of Lyons and formerly of Pleasantville, passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Lyons Health & Living Center. He was born on Oct. 26, 1927 in Cass, Ind., the son of George Fidler and Ivy (Shouse) Fidler. John was a retired tool and dye setter and a Navy veteran in the Korean War...
Betty G. Crites
Betty G. Crites, 88, of Bloomfield passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Born Feb. 10, 1924 in Linton, the daughter of Ord and Josephine (Slinkard) LaVanne. Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Evangelic United Brethern Church in Linton. Surviving relatives include her two sons, David G. ...
Julie Ann Miller
Julie Ann Miller, 41, of Bloomington, went home to be with her heavenly father on Oct. 1, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born March 29, 1971 in Linton, she was the daughter of the Rev. Ralph and Donna Rowena (Carrell) Miller. Julie enjoyed being with her families in Bloomfield and Bloomington. ...
Glenda "G" J. Drogich
Glenda "G" J. Drogich, 49, of Lyons, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. She was born in Linton on Feb. 23, 1963, the daughter of Charles W. Weaver and Loretta Hanson Weaver. She was preceded in death by her father, also her husband, Terry Drogich Sr. on Sept. 29, 1999...
Dr. Stephen Dean Allen, M.D.
Dr. Stephen Dean Allen, M.D.,69, of Indianapolis, James Warren Smith Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at IU Health and VA Medical Center in Indianapolis died peacefully at his home in Indianapolis the night of Sept. 26 after a short illness...
Earlene H. Johnson
Earlene H. Johnson, 76, of Linton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons. Born July 11, 1936 in Lyons, she was the daughter of Earl D. and Mary C. (Haferkamp) Johnson. Mary was a homemaker and had worked for the Four Rivers in Lyons. She was a member of the New Covenant Full Gospel Worship Center in Linton...
Anna M. Turley
Anna M. Turley, 90 of Muncie and formerly of Connersville, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Liberty Village Nursing Home, Muncie where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born June 19, 1922 in Dugger, IN, one of three children to Louis and Anna Fuzesi. She graduated from Dugger High School in 1942; later that same year, she was married on Oct. 5, 1942 to James Turley of Dugger and they came to Connersville for residence in 1943. Mr. Turley died Oct. 8, 1990...
Cory W. Cody
Cory W. Cody, 27, of Linton,, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.] He was born in Crystal River, FL on July 28, 1985, to Thomas Wesley Cody and Leslie (Clayton)Cody. Cory was a welder and construction worker by trade. He attended Linton Assembly of God Church in Linton. Cory was a loving father to his son, Bentley Connar Cody...