Obituaries from January 2013
Donnie Lee Cunningham
Donnie Lee Cunningham, 35, Oaktown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Donnie was born Sept. 15, 1977 in Linton, the son of Ronnie Lee and Judy (Willson) Cunningham. He graduated from North Knox High School in 1996. He was a farmer for Daniel Cardinal Farms and was a former coal miner...
Gretchen P. Bray
Gretchen P. Bray, 83, of Switz City, IN, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the Lyons Health and Living Center. Born June 22, 1929 in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Carl Dexter and Agnes (Flater) Pearson. Gretchen work at REMC for 19 years in customer service...
Stephanie J. Fox Orman
Stephanie J. Fox Orman, 66, of Jasonville, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born June 30, 1946 in Linton to Arthur Reese, Jr. and Marcia (Melton) Reese.
Survivors include her husband, Micheal E. Orman of Jasonville, who she married on May 17, 1990; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher J. and LeeAnn Fox of Linton, Matthew S. and Kerry Fox of Linton, Micheal S. & Cara Orman of Linton, Anthony B. and Ginny Orman of Jasonville; mother, Marcia Reese and John Crowe of Jasonville; brother, Steven Reese of Michigan; grandchildren, Alex Pack, Derrick Orman, Kirsten Marie Fox, Chase Orman, Cole Orman, Clay Orman, Kage Fougerousse, Addison Fougerousse, Nicole Denton, Parker Denton; great-granddaughter, Mia Pack; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Stephanie was a beautician in Michigan and Indiana where she owned and operated her own shop. She was a real estate agent for Key Associates in Jasonville. She was a 1964 graduate of Shakamak High School and a graduate of Cosmetology School in Michigan. She was a member of Heart of His Glory Church in Linton, and also a member of the Indiana Realtors Association. She loved collecting antiques and interior decorating. She enjoyed the flowers around her home and pool. Stephanie was a prayer warrior and she was very strong in her Christian faith.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville, Indiana with visitation scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Deelee Wentz officiating.
Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City.
Keitha K. Brown
Keitha K. Brown, 92, of Sullivan, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was born on Oct. 2, 1920 in Sullivan County, Ind., the daughter of Clarence H. and Mary Hazel (Davis) Kirk. Keitha graduated from Sullivan High School in 1938 and was a seamstress at HW Gossard for several years. She was a member of Sullivan First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star...
Sharron Joy Bedwell
Sharron Joy Bedwell, 77, of Washington and formerly of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Daviess Community Hospital. Born April 11, 1935 in Greene County, she was the daughter of William McKinley and Frances Lorena (Hudson) Bland...
Harold C. Boone
Harold C. Boone, 88, of Dugger, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Sullivan County, IN on Aug. 14, 1924 the son of Charles F. Boone and Mary Ethel Eaves Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents, also three brothers; baby Charles Boone, James Boone, and Robert Boone, three sisters; Joan Axe, Betty Skaggs, and Mary Brenton...
Audrey Mae Bennett
Audrey Mae Bennett, 99, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Parkwood Healthcare Center in Lebanon, IN. Born Oct. 31, 1913 in Owensburg, IN, she is the daughter of Virgil and Nora (Strosnider) Miller. Audrey was raised in Owensburg and graduated from Switz City High School in 1930. .....
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Vasilak
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Vasilak, 88, of Jasper, Ind. and formerly of Whiting, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at The Timbers of Jasper after a long illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1924 in Velka Ida, Czechoslovakia to Joseph and Barbara (Majlath) Monyok. She married Joseph John Vasilak on Feb. 3, 1951 in Whiting. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1987...
Mary Louise Schwinghammer
Mary Louise Schwinghammer, 83, of Linton, passed away at 11:53 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2013 at Indiana University Hospital of Indianapolis. She was born in Pike County on May 15, 1929, the daughter of John and Lucille (Soderling) Wood. She was a 1947 graduate of Winslow High School and attended Oakland City College. She worked in the administrative office at Glenburn Nursing Home for many years, and then in later years volunteered at Glenburn...
Mary Schwinghammer, age 83 of Linton, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
William Mac Todd
William Mac Todd, 89, of Dugger, passed away Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013 at Glenburn Home in Linton. Born Oct. 4, 1923 in Springville, Indiana the son of John K. and Icie (Harper) Todd. William was retired from Georgia Pacific Corporation as a Supervisor and Detector. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII receiving three Bronze Stars, a 50 year member of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge # 411 and attended the Olive Branch Baptist church in Linton...
Virginia R. Morrison
Virginia R. Morrison, 75, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Linton. She was born Nov. 26, 1937 in Hansford, Ky., to Delbert E. and Gladys Lee (Barnes) Burdine. Virginia married Charles Edward Morrison on Nov. 2, 1959. Virginia worked as a caregiver for the Elderly before her retirement in 2008. She was a member of the Linton First Christian Church. Her life interests were her family and pets...
Robert D. Harris
Mr. Robert D. Harris passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the age of 87 years. He was born in Worthington, Indiana to David Daniel Lee and Blanche Harris. Robert served his country honorably in the US Army in World War II. He moved to central Florida in 1979, living mainly in Leesburg. He was a retired car salesman. He loved gardening, fishing and hunting...
Elmer Weddle, 88, of Carrabelle, Florida, formerly of Linton and Sandborn, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Carrabelle. He was born on June 12, 1924, in Greene County, Ind., to Ora Elmer and Bonnie Marie (Hall) Weddle. He married Jessie Louise Apple on April 13, 1946. She passed away on June 12, 1962. He later married Barbara J. Bechtel on April 16, 1963. She passed away on January 17, 2007...
Ray Glenn, 75, of Linton, Ind., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Bloomington. He was born on February 8, 1937, in Linton, Ind., to Cecil and Martha Dottie (Enochs) Glenn. He married Dixie J. Harrison on May 6, 1967. Ray was a US Army and Vietnam War Veteran. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Howesville. He worked for 33 years as a laborer at General Electric, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed running his beagles and fishing...
Audrey Allen, 55, of Lyons, passed away at 4:06 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at her residence. Born Sept. 22, 1957 in Lebanon, IN, she was the daughter of Marion and Margaret Wills. She served her country with the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion and VFW ladies Auxiliary in Lebanon...
Bessie Cooksey, 99, of Worthington, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Plainfield Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 22, 1913 to Charles Monroe and Zora Dell (Clark) Sinders in Owen County. She was also raised in Owen County.
Bessie spent her early days near Coal City, she was a homemaker and spent many years working with her husband, as managers of Cooksey's Cities Service in Worthington. She was a charter member of Worthington Church of Christ. She was also a member of Hi Neighbors Club and had a favorite hobby of quilting.
Bessie is survived by one daughter, Wanda June Vandeventer, Plainfield; son-in-law, Dr. Larry Vandeventer; two granddaughters, Kristi (Keith) Miedema, Fairfield, Ohio and Sharla (Todd) Carter, Floyd Knobs, Ind.; two great-granddaughters, Audrey and Tess Carter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of over 50 years, Alva W. Cooksey; three brothers, Herman, Rex and Chester Sinders.
Funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday until time of service.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com .
Irene Calvert, 98, of Gosport and formerly of Worthington and Jasonville, passed away at the Gosport Nursing Home on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. She was born on Dec. 2, 1914 to Harmon and Nora Landis in Jasonville. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm. She was of the Christian faith. Irene enjoyed playing the piano for many years...
Leona Mae Seifert
Leona Mae Seifert, 88, of Jasonville, IN., passed away at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville. She was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Hammond, IN to Harold J. Evans and Grace (Hoover) Evans. Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bob" Seifert of Jasonville, whom she married on Jan. ...
Bobby Don Lee
Bobby Don Lee, 71, of Brazil, formerly of Worthington, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Bobby was born March 12, 1941, Owen Co., to Roy and Dorothy B. (Dyer) Lee. He was self-employed as a construction worker. He was a member of Worthington Masonic Lodge...
Mary L. Yates
Mary L. Yates, 82, of Pimento, IN, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was born December 3, 1930 in Terre Haute, IN to Donald Dean Hoop and Elsie Pearl (Hudson) Hoop. Survivors include her husband, James Robert "Bob" Yates of Pimento, IN, whom she married on Aug. ...
Judy L. Duke
Judy L. Duke, age 69 of Vicksburg, passed away Thursday evening, January 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Vicksburg on March 17, 1943, the daughter of Lee and Mary (Michael) Hays. She was a 1961 graduate of Midland High School. She retired from RCA/Thompson in Bloomington. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Vicksburg...
Terry W. Monier
Terry W. Monier, 47, of Ft. Branch and formerly of Linton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Evansville. He was born in Linton on Nov. 2, 1965, the son of Carlos R. and Patricia A. (Bennett) Monier. He was a machinest for Flanders Electric in Evansville. He graduated from Linton-Stockton High School...
Charles Herbert Martindale
Charles Herbert Martindale, 84, of Solsberry, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born May 17, 1928 in Bloomfield, Ind., he was the the son of Frank Lester and Bessie Belle (Blaker) Martindale. He had worked at Crane, served as the Postmaster at Solsberry and Bank One in Bloomington. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Solsberry American Legion Post # 450 and attended the Greene County Chapel United Methodist Church...
Sarah Jeanette 'Sally' Cullison
Sarah Jeanette 'Sally' Cullison, 74, of Linton, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2013, at her residence. She was born April 7, 1938, in Linton, the daughter of William Penn and Fannie (Weaver) Angleton. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Donald Bryl Cullison, to whom she was married Dec. ...
Mildred Corbin, 93, of Worthington, was called home with the Lord at 12:40 p.m., Jan. 17, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born, May 25, 1919, in Worthington, the daughter of Charles Ray and Tona (Barton) Woody. She was a homemaker. She was a life member of Worthington Christian Church, member of Women's Service Council at Church, Worthington Order of Rebekah Lodge. She was a 1937 graduate of Worthington-Jefferson High School...
Judy Duke, age 69 of Vicksburg, passed away Thursday evening, January 17, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
Terry Monier, age 47 of Ft. Branch, formerly of Linton, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and will be posted when available.
Margie A. (Carrico) Anderson
Margie A. (Carrico) Anderson, 61, of Linton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Indianapolis. She was born on Feb. 17, 1951 in Sullivan County, IN, to Olaf "Whitey" and Virginia (Sparks) Carrico. Margie graduated from Dugger High School in the class of 1969. She married Jerry Anderson on November 22, 1969...
Linda Mae Sullivan
Linda Mae Sullivan, 68, of Bloomington, peacefully passed away at home, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from a valiant battle with cancer. Linda was born in Linton July 10, 1944 to Forrest Workman and Esther (Shelton) and Maynard Stack. Linda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in many different callings, including a devoted visiting teacher...
Patricia L. Sears
Patricia L. Sears, 77 , of Odon, IN, passed away on Sunday, Jan.13, 2013 at 12:55 a.m. at the Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon. She was born in Indianapolis, IN on June 14, 1935, the daughter of George B. and Clesta L. (Ramsey) Hart. She married Harry L. "Bubby" Sears on Dec. 24, 1954 and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1995...
Annabelle Mary Lovelace
Annabelle Mary Lovelace, 84, of Jasonville, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born April 29, 1928 in Marion County, Ind., to Clarence E. Reed and Martha A. (Perry) Reed. Annabelle married Harold Raymond Lovelace on Dec. 31, 1949 and he passed away on Feb. 13, 2007...
Cheryl "Chery" L. Wilson
Cheryl "Chery" L. Wilson, 60, of Jasonville, Ind., passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 in her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1952 in Sullivan, IN to Jack C. Wilson and Josephine "Midge" (Coleman) Wilson. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Misty Lambermont of Jasonville; grandchildren, Ayrica Lambermont, Tyra Lambermont, Aubrie Lambermont; sister, Sandy Cazee of Jasonville; brother, Rocky Wilson and Jodi White of Jasonville, IN; many nieces, nephews and close family friends...
Vennetta Templeton, age 100 of Carmel, formerly of Linton, departed this life and went to spend eternity with her Savior Jesus on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Summer Trace Retirement Home in Carmel. She was born in Greene County on March 20, 1912, the daughter of John and Alma (Wright) Jerrels. She was the wife of Harold W. Templeton for 60 years. He preceded her on March 24, 1992. She was a homemaker...
Wilma Jean Strauser
Wilma Jean Strauser, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. Born June 18, 1926 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Elza and Mamie (Flater) Riggle. She was a homemaker and attended the Word of Life Fellowship Church in Bloomfield...
Dola Pearl (Ellis) McKim
Dola Pearl (Ellis) McKim, 87, of Sandborn, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon where she received excellent and loving care. She was born on Feb. 5, 1925 in Stafford Township, Ind., to Walter Scott and Nellie B. (Smith) Ellis. She married Ralph Max "Peabud" McKim on April 18, 1943...
Iva Lorene Sims
Iva Lorene Sims of Sunnyvale, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born March 25, 1918 in Linton and spent most of her life in Indiana and the Chicago area before moving to Texas in 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Harrison Sims, her parents Enzie Francis Gwin and Mamie Dell Wilson Gwin, brothers Kenneth Earl Gwin and Marion Lewis Gwin, and sisters Alta Marie Bratcher and Velma Vanice Gwin...
Dola (Ellis) McKim
Dola (Ellis) McKim, 87, of Sandborn, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Ketchem Memorial Center in Odon. Arrangements are currently pending at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel and will be made available to the public as soon as details are finalized...
I. Lorene Sims
I. Lorene Sims, age 94, of Sunnyvale, TX, passed away Sat., Jan. 5, 2013, at Christian Care Center in Mesquite, TX. A full obituary will be posted when available. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Fairview Cemetery at Linton. There will be no public visitation. Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com...
Steven Myers, 62 of Linton, went home to be with Jesus in Heaven, departing quickly and gently, Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2013, at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was born in Washington, Ind., on Sept. 29, 1950, the son of Irven Dale & Helen Jane (Aishe) Myers. ...
Mary A. Berg
Mary A. Berg, 93, of Bloomington passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born Dec. 9, 1919 in Solsberry, she was the daughter of Avery and Olive (Yoho) Gallian. Mary worked at RCA in Bloomington for 30 years, she was a member of the Solsberry United Methodist Church, Solsberry American Legion Auxiliary Post 450 and the Senior Citizens Club in Ellettsville for several years...
Michael E. Faulk
Michael E. Faulk, age 66 of Linton, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on July 26, 1946, the son of John Merrill and Katie Pearl (Boston) Faulk. He was a 1964 Graduate of Patricksburg High School and served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. ...
Doris Aleene Knowles
Doris Aleene Knowles, 87, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on January 5, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Greene County on April 2, 1925, the daughter of Cecil A. and Edna (Johnson) Weaver. Mrs. Knowles had been a life-long resident of Greene County until moving to Indianapolis in 2002. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Linton...
Ada Mae Talpas
Ada Mae Talpas, 88, of Dugger, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Sullivan Co., May 31, 1924, the daughter of Ross Secrest and Alice Pearison Secrest; She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Steven Talpas in 2003; two brothers, Walter and Herman Secrest; and one grandson, Alfred Gene Griffith...
Catherine Barclay (Smith) Pannell
Catherine Barclay (Smith) Pannell, 96, of Odon and formerly of Bicknell,, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Daviess Community Hospital. Catherine was born Oct. 16, 1916 in Vincennes, the daughter of James and Catherine (Barclay) Smith. She married Earl Pannell on Jan. ...
Joseph T. Johnson
Joseph T. Johnson, 83, of Jasonville, Ind., passed away at 3:20 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Sullivan County Community Hospital. He was born March 29, 1929 in Jasonville to Joseph T. Johnson and Iva (Mowery) Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. (Dickey) Johnson of Jasonville, whom he married on March 10, 1956; daughter & son-in-law, Peggy & Jack Frye of Kentucky; grandchildren, Jason & Anne Frye, Joel Frye; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Frye and Milo Frye...
Bobby L. Hardisty
Bobby L. Hardisty, 77, of Linton, IN, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton, IN. He was born in Linton, IN, on April 1, 1935, to Russell and Alice E. (Spurgeon) Hardisty. On February 16, 1958 he married Gloria D. (Brown)...
Wes Guffey, 73, of Newberry, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. Born May 7, 1939 in Wayne County, Kentucky, he was the son of Linza Ray and Pearl (Rhoades) Guffey. He was a heavy equipment operator for Poindexter's in Indianapolis and local union #841...
Agnes Mae Flath
Agnes Mae Flath, 87, of Dugger, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. She was born on June 16, 1925, in Dugger, the daughter of Richard Johns and Lillias Harrison Johns. Agnes retired from General Electric in Linton in 1987...
Deloris 'Dee' Childress
Deloris 'Dee' Childress, 80, of Bloomfield, Ind., and formerly of Central City, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Bell Trace Living Center in Bloomington, Ind. She was born March 4, 1932 in Noblesville, Ind., to Harry A. and Edith (Earl) McAvoy. She was married to Lester 'Gene' Childress on December 23, 1950...
Norman E. Duzan
Norman E. Duzan, 76, of Jasonville passed away at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He was born March 4, 1936 in Clark County, IL to Forrest Duzan and Leota Pearl (Allen) Duzan. Survivors include his wife, Edith R. ...
Jeanne Richardson, 82, of Rockville, IN and formerly of Linton and Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Greencastle. She was born in Linton in 1930 to William and Lois (Hale) Booher. She married Lee Richardson in 1949. Survivors include: her husband, Lee; one son, Mark (Patty) Richardson of Rockville, IN; one daughter, Lizabeth Ann "Beth" (Robert) Kirk, Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Richardson and Kim (Bill) Bauer; seven great-grandchildren: Aaron Schaler, Ally, Reagan and Cash Bauer, Corban & Seth Richardson and Trey Ostrom.. ...
Leoka Sue Manis
Leoka Sue Manis, 87, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 1, 2013. Sue was born June 29, 1925 to parents, Edwin and Leona (Byers) Hostettler in Greene County. She was a faithful member of Scotland Full Gospel Church. Sue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell; daughter, Tony Dee Moore; sister, and brother-in-law Marcell and Gib Ammer; brother-in-law, Harold Manis; niece Sherry and her husband Tom Medina. ...