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Ball, Hazel Webster
Class of 1936


Ball, Larry Wayne
Class of 1961


Bouillez, Edward J.
Class of 1938


Branam, Grace Eleanor
Class of 1928


Brenton, Charles M

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Carrithers, Malcolm O.
Class of 1944


Carter, Ray A.
Class of 1939


Cash, Virginia Kay Sumner
Class of 1961


Chubb, Betty Jean Hoke

Cleghorn, Robert Dale
Class of 1945


Cox, Paul Emerson
Class of 1947


Cox, Richard
Class of 1949


Cress, Madonna Lois
Class of 1963


Crews, Nancy Jane Lucas
Class of 1962

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Davies, Richard
Class of 1951


Dean, Edward H.
Teacher


Donham, Floyd
Class of 1957


Dowell, Arthur Edward
Class of 1937

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Earles, Lela Carrithers
Class of 1940


Ellis, Myron K.
Class of 1943

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Foley, Mary Etta
Class of 1944


Frazier, Larry Edward
Class of 1958

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Galbraith, Susie A. Todd
Class of 1948


Gibson, Florence A. WIlson
Class of 1935


Gilmore, Dorothy Archer Marquardt
Class of 1955


Gregory, Evert

Gregory, Keith H.
Class of 1941


Gregory, John Edward

Greek, Roland R.
Class of 1954


Green, Laura I. Conner
Class of 1931


Grindle, Mary Maxine Beatty
Class of 1957

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Hall, Thomas Dean
Class of 1948

Handlin, Jimmie Lee
Class of 1954


Hayne, Vernon D.
Class of 1950


Herb, Charles Bender
Class of 1964


Herb, Gary Charles

Hicks, Marilyn Jean Cress
Class of 1948

Hinesley Sr., Larry A.
Class of 1964


Hoke, Bobby
Class of 1964


Hoke, Emerson L.

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Koch, Joseph Russell
Class of 1952


Kruse, Christina Ann
Class of 1963

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Lawhorn, Charles 'Dick'
Class of 1940


Lawson, Jack Gale

Lawson, James E.
Class of 1941


Lawson, Ruth P. VanHook
Class of 1941


Livengood, Ralph W.
Class of 1961


Loudermilk, Norma Rose VanHook Pierce
Class of 1945


Lovett, Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine
Class of 1965


Lowe, James
Class of 1951


Lowry, Florida L.
Class of 1947


Lyon, Margaret Lowe
Class of 1936

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Mann, Maurice
Class of 1940


Mattox, Amos Lee
Class of 1942


Mattox, John A.
Class of 1966


McClain, Alan Ray
Class of 1965


McDonald, John Harley 'Mick'
Class of 1945

Meneely, Herman Richard 'Dick'
Class of 1963


Miller, Gertie Haynes
Class of 1957


Monts, Mildred E. Allen
Class of 1931

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Niece, Patricia L. Elwell
Class of 1960

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Pastorius, Judy
Class of 1960


Pence, Doris Marie Runnels
Class of 1939


Peters, Carolyn A. Jones
Class of 1960


Pierson, Jr., Taylor O.
Class of 1949

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Reisinger, Maxine Vanatti
Class of 1937

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Shuler, Judy K. (Hargett)
Class of 1963


Stevens, John Williams
Class of 1963


Snow, Violet June Miller
Class of 1947


Snyder, Cora M. Riggs
Class of 1946

Starr, Shirley Ann (Eveland)

Swander, Doris Mae Newlin
Class of 1936

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Tilford, Wayne
Class of 1948

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Valentine, Walter Samuel 'Buss'
Class of 1935


VanHook, James R.
Class of 1944


VanHook, Julia Anne (Neely)
Class of 1947


VanHook, Robert E.
Class of 1947

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Webster, Lonnie W.
Class of 1962


Whitaker, Max
Class of 1944


Williams, Marquerite A. Kessel
Class of 1933


Winters, Sr., Guy M.

Wood, Addaline Payton
Class of 1930


Wood, Joann VanHook
Class of 1952

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Zambenini, Sr., William Eugene

Zelek, Marietta Archer
Class of 1959



A Special Thank You to Alumni That Died Serving Their Country



Taylor Pierson

Class of 1949
Died September 8, 1950

PFC Herman Richard 'Dick' Meneely

Died June 11, 1966


Hazel Webster Ball

Class of 1936

The Tribune Star, February 23, 2008 - February 24, 2008.

ROSEDALE — Hazel Ball, 90, of Rosedale, died at 6:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, in Clay County Health Care in Brazil.

She was born on Jan. 28, 1918, in Vigo County, to Bradly Webster and Mary Walton.

Survivors include one son, Larry Ball of Rosedale; three daughters, Kathy Clark of Hammond, Sandra Hanko and husband Ed of Sharaville, and Dianne Harmon and husband Ted of Brazil; one stepson, Blake Ball of Terre Haute; one stepdaughter-in-law, Opal Ball of Hammond; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her favorite cat “Boots.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Ball, on Feb. 5, 1975; four sisters, Kathryn, Mary, Agnes, and Eva; five brothers, Hubert Webster, Thomas Webster, Gerald Webster, and 2 infant brothers; and one stepson, Carl L. Ball.

She liked to listen to country music and Big Band-era music.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Burial is in Bee Ridge Cemetery in Brazil. Visitation is noon to 1 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
 
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Larry Wayne Ball

Class of 1961


Tribune Star - September 26, 2012

Coal Bluff — Larry Wayne Ball, 70, of Coal Bluff, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at his residence. He was born on March 24, 1942, in Brazil, to Carl Clifford and Hazel (Webster) Ball. Larry was a graduate of Fontanet High School. He worked for Indy Bake and MAB Paints. He was a member of the Fontanet Church of God. He was a cat person and enjoyed taking care of the several cats he adopted. Larry will be remembered as a kind and loving brother.

Larry is survived by his sisters, Kathy Clark of Hammond, Ind., Sandra Hanko and her husband Ed of Schererville, Ind., and Dianne Harmon and her husband Ted of Brazil; friend and cousin, Lanny Snow and his wife Margaret of Coal Bluff; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Sampson officiating. Entombment in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories will follow. Online condolences may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
 
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Edward J. Bouillez

Class of 1938


The Tribune Star, October 18, 2007 - October 19, 2007 

Edward J. Bouillez, 88, of Terre Haute died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Royal Oaks Health Care.

He was born Sept. 3, 1919, to Arthur and Lottie Richards Bouillez. He was retired from Sears as an appliance salesman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the North Terre Haute Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a stepson, Michael and wife Suzy Morgan of Brazil; two daughters, Linda and husband Ed Powell of Terre Haute and Judy and Jerry Maxwell of Rosedale; a stepdaughter, Caroline Morgan of Indianapolis; two brothers, Donald of Terre Haute and Jim of Franklin; a sister, Rosemary Lawrence of Lawrence, Kan.; six grandchildren, Michael Powell, Marla Hill, Mark Powell, Lori Russell, Lisa Jennings and Jeff Maxwell; two step grandchildren, Travis and Amy Morgan; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Haase Bouillez; both parents; and four brothers, Arnold, Tony, Hershel and Arthur.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with Larry Scott officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
 
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Grace Eleanor Branam

Class of 1928

Grace Eleanor Branam, 102, of Terre Haute, passed into the arms of her Savior and waiting loved ones at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, surrounded by family.

She was born to Herbert Inglert and Juanita Pence Inglert on May 5, 1911 in Terre Haute. She married Everett Branam on June 17, 1929, but she was widowed after 38 years on June 22, 1967. Grace and Everett reared six children.

Grace cooked and ran the Majestic Café at North Terre Haute for three years. She retired from the Vigo County Recorder’s Office after 20 years to enjoy traveling, reading, crossword puzzles and long chats with family and friends. Grace embraced life and savored every moment because she willfully focused on the positive promise each day offered.

Grace is survived by two children, Everett S. Branam, Jr. and wife Beverly, and Ruth Ann Branam Dougherty (Patrick, deceased); and daughter-in-law, Juanita Branam (Ted). Awaiting her arrival in Heaven are sons, Ted and Tom; and daughters, Mary Phyllis Branam Koos (Stephen) and Shirley Lynn Branam.

Grace is leaving two loving sisters, Wilma Inglert and Jeannine Hoke. Ten siblings preceded her in death, Alice (George) Newkirk, Wilbur (Kathleen) Inglert, Ruth (Herchel) Bouillez, Ester (Lester) Sampson, Herbert (Hettie) Inglert, Albert (Flo) Inglert, John Ed (Julia) Inglert, Ann Inglert, Max Inglert and Phil Inglert.

Grace delighted in her extended family: Everett’s three, Laura Branam (three children and three grandchildren, Kim and Lon McDonald (two children and four grandchildren), and Matthew, deceased, (three children); Ted and Juanita’s nine children, 31 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren: Shirley and Charles Gaston (six children), Jan and Bill Brock (three children), Barbara and Dennis Davis (four children), Ted Jr. (three children), Joe and Karen (five children), Brad and Jan (four children), Jim and Kelly (two children), Josh and Jennifer (four children), and Lori Ann (deceased); Mary Phyllis’s three, Stephenna and Tim Nichols (three children), Steve and Jill (two children), Scott and Maria (three children); RuthAnn’s three, Sean, Michael (two children), Bridget and Brian Kelsheimer (two children); Tommy’s step-daughter, Barbara (one child); along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation and funeral services will be hosted by North Terre Haute Christian Church. The family requests that friends join them for visitation from 4 to 8 on Thursday, May 23. Grace’s life and celebration of faith will be led by the Rev. Bill Brock, assisted by the Rev. Dennis Davis and the Rev. Charles Gaston at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24 at the same location. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Special thanks to Dr. V. Reddy and associates at Illiana Internal Medicine, Hospice of the Wabash Valley, caregiver Heidi Dollahan, Brook Bogarth RN, and Martha Cottrell.

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 Charles M. Brenton

 
Charles M. Brenton, 80, of Terre Haute died at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 in Harborside Healthcare.  He was a teacher with the Vigo County School Corp. for 38 years and was employed with the Vigo County Board of Health for 30 years.  He was born May 15, 1921, in Clay County to Charles H. Brenton and Elsie Morris Brenton.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Brenton; one son, Greg Brenton; four daughters, Carol Ann Carpenter and her husband Mel, Sandy Boswell and her husband Jim, Donna M. McCleary, and Suellyn Davidson and her husband Bob; one sister-in-law, Dorothy L. Brenton; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Norman W. Brenton.  He taught at Fontanet High School, McLean Junior High School and Chauncey Rose Junior High School.  He was a member of Retired Teachers Association and attended Higher Ground Christian Center.  Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Palmer officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 
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Malcolm O. Carrithers

Class of 1944


The Tribune-Star, October 20 - October 22, 2007

Malcolm O. Carrithers, 83, of Terre Haute passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, 2007. He was born Nov. 28, 1923 in Vigo County, the son of William Carrithers and Althea Lillian Hix Carrithers.

He married Norma Steward and she preceded him. He retired from CBS and was also a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Sulfur Springs Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Rosedale American Legion Post 290.

Survivors include a brother, William Junior Carrithers and wife Pauline of Rosedale; a brother-in-law, Charles Earles of Fontanet; a sister-in-law, Edith; and several nieces and nephews he helped raise, Carolyn, Richard and Joan Carrithers. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, James, Howard and Raymond Carrithers; and two sisters, Lela Earles and Wilma Hargis.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
 
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Ray A. Carter

Class of 1939


The Brazil Times, Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Ray A. Carter, 84 of Brazil, died at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

Born April 12, 1920, in Vigo County, Ind., he was the son of E.F. Carter and Bertha Archer Carter.

He graduated from Fontanet High School. Following high school, Ray entered military service with the U.S. Army in February of 1942. During World War II he served with the 3rd Armored Division in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland campaigns. He was honorably discharged from military service in September of 1945.

He married Ruth Sampson on Aug. 22, 1948, at First Christian Church of Brazil. Ray and his wife worked their farm in Clay County. He was also a bus driver for the school corporation for 15 years and he served as Dick Johnson Twp. Trustee from 1954 to 1962.

Ray was a charter member of the Dick Johnson Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. Ray was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, the Clay County Farm Bureau, Chairman for the ASCS Soil Conservation committee, and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Carter.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Carter; one daughter, Jean Ann Carter; one brother, Roy Carter; one sister, Betty Stoms and husband Russell all of Brazil; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home and before funeral services Friday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday with Pastors Steve Ford and Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dick Johnson Twp. Fire Dept. or Fairview Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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Virginia Kay Sumner Cash

Class of 1961


---- October 3, 2012 

ROSEDALE — Virginia Kay Cash, 69, of Rosedale, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in her residence. She was a retired schoolteacher having worked in Bridgeton and Rosedale Schools. She was born March 29, 1943, in Terre Haute, to the late Samuel Thomas Sumner and Gladys Slavens Sumner.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Claude Raymond Cash, whom she married July 30, 1961, and died September of 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Laura (Joey) Bennett of Terre Haute, and Cherri (Charlie) Rutan of Rosedale; two sisters, Linda (John E.) Vanatti and Sandy (Jerry) Sears, all of Terre Haute; two grandsons, Drew and T.J. Rutan; one niece, Rita (Dana) Southern; two nephews, John S. Vanatti and Tom (Holli) Rudolph; several great-nieces and nephews.  She also was preceded in death by a nephew, Bruce Vanatti.

She was a 1961 graduate of Fontanet High School and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana State University. She was a member of Sigma Sorority, OLLI, and a Lifeline volunteer. She loved to travel and spend time with her grandsons.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main Street, in Rosedale, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery at Terre Haute. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the funeral home. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to Humane Society of Vigo County, 1811 South Fruitridge Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803 in her memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at: www.goochfuneralhome.com



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Betty Jean Hoke Chubb

 
Published in The Tribune Star from 6/7/2010


TERRE HAUTE — CLINTON — Betty Jean Chubb, 86, of Clinton, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born March 8, 1924, in Fontanet, the daughter of Vern Hoke and Sylvia Kyle Hoke. She was an operator for Columbia Records before her retirement. She was a member of First Christian Church in Clinton, the Red Hat Club, member and past worthy matron of Jerusalem Chapter 254 Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Chubb, on Nov. 21, 2001; her son, Louis Edward Chubb; and brothers, Roy, Jim and Emerson Hoke. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gary Thomas of Clinton; grandchildren, Trace (Marcia) Thomas, Jeannie Shelton, and Jennifer (Jeff) Davis; great-grandchildren, Jordan Shelton and Alexander Davis; sister, Marjorie Niece; brothers, Don Hoke, Charlie Hoke, Tom Hoke, and Bob Hoke; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman St., in Clinton, with Pastor Danny Caulkins officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarian Hospice, c/o Methodist Health Foundation, 1800 N. Capital Ave., P.O. Box 7168, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7168.
 
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Robert Dale Cleghorn

Class of 1945

 
The Tribune Star, November 28, 2008 - November 29, 2008.

ROSEDALE — Robert “Bob” Dale Cleghorn, 81, of Rosedale, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease at 2:05 a.m. Thursday, November 27, 2008 in St. Clare Hospital in Crawfordsville.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Rosedale, to the late Joseph Roy and Mabel (Montgomery) Cleghorn. His wife of 61 years, Romilda Herb, whom he married on Aug. 23, 1947, survives. He spent his adult life building and operating his family farm and agri-lime business, Cleghorn and Son Farms.

He is also survived by a son, Robert Joseph Cleghorn and his wife Sue Ellen of Rosedale; three daughters, Sheri Montgomery and her husband Ron of Brazil, Betsi Case and her husband Max of Rosedale and Lori Leo of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, Jennie Menser, Mandy Ugoletti, Derek Cleghorn, Andy, Dustin and Alex Montgomery; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Bettie Dillon.

He was a member of the Rosedale United Methodist Church and Fontanet Bean Dinner Association.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main St., in Rosedale, with the Revs. John O’Neal, Bill Herb and Ken Tilford officiating. Burial will follow services in Cress Cemetery, rural Rosedale. Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 in the funeral home.

 Memorial contributions, if friends so desire, may be made in his name to Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 North Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109.

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Paul Emerson Cox

Class of 1947


Published in The Tribune Star from 2/26/2009 - 2/27/2009

Paul Emerson Cox died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 25,1927, in Fontanet Ind. to Paul Elijah Cox and Essie Thelma Runnels Cox.

He was retired from Postal service after 32 years. Fifteen of which he was Postmaster of Fontanet. He also worked as State Permits Inspector for the Indiana State Highway. 

He is survived by his wife, Joan R. Cox; two daughters, Kathy Seeley and fiance Donald Bradbury of Terre Haute, Dianne Reeves and husband Louis of Terre Haute; two sons, Paul E. Cox Jr. and wife Rene, John R. Cox and wife Belinda all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth A. Cox of Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, Cora E. Burns, Bradley Hendrix, Brandy Myers, Paul E. Cox III, Louis A. Reeves, Sean Reeves, Kyle Seeley, Glenn Cox, Jordon, Deborah, Erin and Michael Cox, Terri and Ashley Bradshaw and six great-grandchildren, Michael Burns, Alexander Myers, Aiden and Isaac Cox, Rile Myers and Oliver Hendrix.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Donald and Richard Cox. 

Paul loved gardening, fishing and time with family. He was The Past Holder of the Terre Haute Post Office Credit Union for eight years. He was a former member and officer of the Bassorama fishing organization.  He loved socializing with people. He was a longtime member of the United Commercial Travelers of America, of which he was Past Grand Counselor, Past Grand Secretary Member, Past Grand Secretary-Treasurer member, AMOB, Illinois-Indiana and Secretary-Treasurer Association of US. He was a active member for 40 years in the Masonic Lodge. He was Past Master of Social Lodge 86, Past Member of Past Masters, Past Patron of Order of Eastern Star, Rosedale American Legion Post 290, VFW Post 972.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday at Mattox Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic memorial service on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. The Rev. Bill Herb will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

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Richard Cox

Class of 1949


The Tribune Star, June 04, 2006

Richard Cox, 76, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006, in Indianapolis. He had worked for the Pillsbury Corporation. He was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Terre Haute, to Paul E. Cox and Essie Thelma Runnels Cox. He married Ruby Eleanor Hamilton, and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Richard F. Cox and wife Diana of Floral City, Fla.; a daughter, Lana D. Cox-Trejo and husband Alex of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Matthew Smith and Ariana E. Trejo, both of Terre Haute, Meagan-Leigh G. Cox, and Caleb Cox, both of Florida; two brothers, Paul E. Cox and wife Joan, and Kenneth A. Cox, all of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Don Cox.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attended St. Ann Catholic Church, and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also was a Freemason.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Funeral Home, with Sister Connie Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. The VFW will perform military burial services at the funeral home. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Tuesday.

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Madonna Lois Cress

Class of 1963


Madonna Lois Cress, 49, of St. Mary of the Woods died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 1995, in Union Hospital.  She was born December 13, 1945, in Terre Haute to William Herschel Cress and Iva Haase Cress.  She worked for many years for Columbia Records. 

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Kara Cress of Terre Haute, one sister and brother-in-law, Carole Betz-Stevens of Bellville; one niece, Noelle Cress; one nephew, Colin Cress; one nephew and spouse, Barry and Diane Betz; one great-nephew, Michael Betz; and one great-niece, Kristen Betz. 

She was a member of Sandford Wesleyan Church and Sandford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.  Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mattox-Wood North Terre Haute Chapel.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
 
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Nancy Jane Lucas Crews

Class of 1962


Published in The Tribune Star on 12/20/2009

Nancy Jane Crews, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at home. She was born on July 28, 1943, in Terre Haute, to Merl Lucas and Pearl Evans Lucas. She was a life member of the Moose Lodge.  Survivors include her two sons, Jeff Crews and Jason Crews; two brothers, Carl Lucas and Wayne Lucas; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Bethany United Church of Christ in West Terre Haute. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, in Terre Haute, is in charge of the arrangements.
 
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Richard Davies

Class of 1951


The Tribune Star, August 03, 2006

ROSEDALE — Richard Davies, 73, of Rosedale died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was employed by Alcan in maintenance and owned and operated Davies Antique Motorcycle Restoration.

He was born May 30, 1933, in Fontanet to Rhys Hopkins Davies and Pearl Melvina McGrannahan Davies. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Lavera Knopp Davies; one son, Roy Edward Davies and his wife, Christine; two daughters, Mary Beth Ream and Rebecca Lynn Bailey and her husband, Todd; grandchildren, Kate Elizabeth Ream Vannoy and her husband, Stephen, Maggie Jean Ream Rife and her husband, Rick, Dustin Cedrick Maggard, Johnathan Harley Davidson, Delaynee Trista Bailey, Jayden Storm Bailey, Joshua Neal Ganly, Kara Eileen Ganly, Katherine Elizabeth Davies; and one great-grandson, William Rhys Vannoy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters and brothers, William Rhys, Tommy “Dink,” Edward Mary Elizabeth Davies-Richardson, Roy.

He was a 1951 graduate of Fontanet High School, served on the board of directors of the Maumee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), the Ohio Valley Chapter and the Prairie Chapter of the AMCA, the Indian 4-Cylinder Club, and was a licensed gunsmith. He was an Army veteran.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial is in Markle Cemetery, with graveside military rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, in the funeral home.

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Edward H. Dean

 
The Brazil Daily Times & Tribune Star, September 9, 1963

Edward H. Dean, Schoolman
and Athlete, Dies

Edward H. Dean, age 59, a teacher in Garfield High School of Terre haute and one of Brazil High School's all time outstanding athletes, died late Sunday morning at Union Hospital at Terre Haute following a heart attack.  He had been associated with educational and athletic activities in Vigo County for 30 years, but kept his Brazil connection as a member of the Brazil Elks Lodge where he and his family were
frequent visitors.
 
Mr. Dean is best remembered here as one of the school's outstanding athletes, developed by the late Dr. Donovan
Moffett, coach, who started athletics on an upgrade here.  He won he "B" in four branches of athletics.  In one year, he won the high jump in the state track and field meet with the points that would have given Brazil the championship, but was disqualified for a minor error in form while clearing the bar.  He was a favorite of Coach Moffett, who advised Ed to go on to college.

Young Dean attended and was graduated from Central Normal College at Danville with a B.A. degree, on the proverbial "shoe string."  He put studentship above athletics at the college since he had to be up at 3:30 a.m. to deliver a milk route at 4 a.m. every day.

Following his graduation, he coached basketball and taught at Fontanet for 30 years and was moved to Garfield in the county consolidation of schools three years ago.  He developed many outstanding teams at Fontanet and is credited with having given the team its famous name as "Bean Towners."

Mr. Dean was born at Belle City, Mo., Nov. 12, 1903, son of Lora and Mary Trevis Dean, but his formative years were spent in Brazil.

Mr. Dean suffered an attack about 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Holloway Grove in Fontanet and was rushed to the hospital from there.

Mr. Dean had been active in civic affairs at Fontanet, serving for 17 years as secretary-treasurer of the Fontanet Bean Dinner Association and in the same office for the Nevins Township Fire Department.

He was a member of the Central Christian Church, Terre Haute; of Rosedale Lodge No. 259, F.&A.M., and of the Brazil Elks Lodge.

Surviving are the widow, the former Frieda Hermeling; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Phyllis) DeSutter of Attica, Mrs. Paul (Meryle) LeMay, at home, and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Laughrey of Terre Haute; one foster son, Leonard L. Miller, Honolulu, Hawaii; one sister, Mrs. Bill Knierim of Brazil, and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Forest, Paul, Frank and Glen, and two sisters, Belva and Katherine.

The body was taken to the Mattox Funeral Home in Fontanet where friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. R. Powell Mead, pastor of the Central Christian Church in Terre Haute, officiating.  Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park north of Terre Haute.

Memorial services will be conducted by the Brazil Elks Lodge at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

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Floyd Donham

Class of 1957


Floyde Donham of Campbellsville, formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana, son of the late Carl Donham and Clara Farris Donham, was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, February 14, 1940. He died at 6:03 P.M., Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Louisville. Age: 71

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Campbellsville Christian Church.

He was employed as a truck driver.

He united in marriage to Karen Feller.

Besides his wife, Karen Donham of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son, Perry Donham and wife, Colleen of North Attleboro, Massachusetts; one granddaughter, Jennifer Donham of New Hampshire; two step-granddaughters: Stephanie Worobey and Samantha Worobey of New Hampshire; two brothers and five sisters: George Donham, Willard Donham, Kathryn McCallister, Nancy Donham, Joy Schultz, Carla Clifton and Brenda Donham; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
 
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Arthur Edward Dowell

Class of 1937


Arthur Edward Dowell, 88, formerly chairman of the Political Science Department at Indiana State University, died early Saturday morning, October 11, 2008, of pneumonia, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Annandale, Va., after months of battling to recover from brain surgery. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Matilda “Tillie” (Bouillez) Dowell; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Thomas Green; two grandchildren, Angela and Daniel; a sister, Ruth I. Dowell; a niece; and six nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Hugh, Fred, Gilbert, and Firman.  Professor Dowell was born in Fontanet, to France and Zola (Muncie) Dowell on January 27, 1920. He graduated from Fontanet High School in 1937, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana State University, while working summers at CCC Camp during the Depression. In 1943 he married his high school sweetheart, Tillie, whom he had known since the fourth grade. He then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for 46 months during World War II, including a year in Allied-occupied Italy. After his discharge from military service he obtained a master’s degree in political science from ISU, and then took a teaching position at Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute, which began his long career in education at the high school and college level. He continued his academic studies at the University of Chicago, earning a doctorate in international relations under the tutelage of one of the world’s most respected academicians in that field, Professor Quincy Wright.  He resumed his teaching career in 1952, at Grosse Pointe High School, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., where his only child was born. He was invited to apply for a teaching position at ISU in 1957, and after securing the job, the family returned to Terre Haute, where he and his wife resided until September of this year.  At ISU he pursued a 30-year career focused on giving his students the benefit of his considerable knowledge of international matters. Even though he was known as a tough professor, his classes were well attended, and many of his students credited him not only for his academic insights but also for his sage counsel and his success at preparing them for the real world. One of his proudest achievements was founding ISU’s Model United Nations program, and putting together a Model UN team that competed successfully against universities from throughout the country. His colleagues recognized his leadership, selecting him as the first chairman of ISU’s Faculty Council. The University recognized his dedication to upholding high academic standards by selecting him to chair the Political Science Department.  Professor Dowell retired from teaching in 1987, in order to travel and spend more time with his family, but he quickly took up new projects that kept him as busy as he had been during his teaching career. He mastered the intricacies of carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work, enabling him to do remodeling and repairs on rental properties and his own home, where he built bookcases, remodeled the basement, and finished the attic. He suffered a debilitating stroke in 2003, but worked hard to recover and resumed most of his previous activities. After moving to Virginia to be near his daughter while he recovered from surgery, he responded to a nurse’s question, “Are you a professor?” by saying, “No, I’m a carpenter.” His gentle, caring nature and enjoyment of all facets of life enriched all who knew him. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Larry Lilly officiating, and military honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. Burial is at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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Lela Carrithers Earles

Class of 1940

 
The Tribune-Star, April 13, 2007 12:18 am  

Lela Carrithers Earles, 86, of rural Vigo County passed away Wednesday April 10, 2007, after a long-term illness at the her home. She was born July 27, 1920, in Nevins Township of Vigo County to William Carrithers and Althea Hix Carrithers.

She married her husband of 62 years, Charles O. Earles, on March 21, 1945 and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, James Earles and his wife Glenda of Plainfield, William Earles and his wife Barbara of Cape Coral, Fla., and Paul Earles; two grandchildren, Paul Earles and his wife Virginia of Trenton, Ohio, and Matthew C.E. Earles of Cape Coral, Fla.; one granddaughter, Nancy Lagsdon and her husband Greg of Plainfield; one great-grandson, Cameron Earles; two great-granddaughters, Hollie D. Earles and Samantha Lagsdon; brothers, Malcolm Carrithers of Terre Haute, William Carrithers and his wife Pauline of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Raymond and Howard Carrithers; and one sister, Wilma Carrithers Braut.

During World War II, she was employed by Kingsberry Ammunition Plant at LaPorte as a Personal Security Investigator. Later, she worked for RCA in Indianapolis and CBS in Terre Haute. Her main interest was her family. She was a lifetime member of the Sulphur Springs Church of Christ.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Samuel Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association.
 
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Myron K. Ellis

Class of 1943


Published in The Tribune Star from 7/1/2008 - 7/2/2008.

FONTANET — Myron K. “Doc” Ellis, 83, of Terre Haute died at 1:55 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2008, in his residence. He was born March 25, 1925, in Seelyville, to Otto Ellis and Olive Menelly Ellis. He was a forklift operator for Alcan/Anaconda. His wife, Barbara Ellis, died in 2004.Survivors include good friends, Les and Susan Grider, Mike and Sue Morland, Red and Mary Morland, Allan and Kelly McGuinty, Ellsworth Purdue, Leon and Jeanie Harrington; and his dog, Charlie. He also was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lloyd Ellis, in 1994. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is noon until services Thursday.

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Mary Etta Foley

Class of 1944


The Tribune Star, May 2, 2006

Mary Etta Foley, 79, of Fontanet died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, in Union Hospital. She was a nurse in the community for many years.

She was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Vigo County to Frank Foley and Ethel Nevins. Survivors include a cousin, John Turner, of Fontanet; and a second cousin, Sonya Combs. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Jim Foley.

She was a good friend to many in Fontanet, and to the Mike Mason family.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Darvin Winters officiating. Burial is in Cress Cemetery. Visitation is noon until services Thursday, in the funeral home.
 
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Larry Edward Frazier

Class of 1958

 
July 9, 1940 ~ January 18, 2009

ROSEDALE — Larry Edward Frazier, formerly of Rosedale, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.

Larry is survived by his wife, Doreen Ann (O’Brien) Frazier. They were married in Atlanta in 1971. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Jennings Frazier and Nellie Allen Frazier; as well as four brothers, Charles (Omer), Irvin, Everett and Victor.

He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1958 to February 1961. He was a truck driver for ABF, and was a member of Tony Kashon Post 290 American Legion, as well as Teamsters Local 728. He also was a member of Church of Christ.

In addition to being survived by his wife of 37 years, Larry was survived by his brother, Max Frazier and wife Amelia. Larry was blessed with six children, Lora Lawson and husband Jerry of Fontanet, Nelda Frazier and partner Lily Frazier of Greencastle, Larry Frazier Jr. and wife Lisa of Seelyville, John Frazier of Indianapolis, Sherri Whitt and husband Mark of McDonough, Ga., and Loren Frazier and wife Patty of Stockbirdge, Ga. He also is survived by 15 grandchildren, Patrick, Brian, Barbara, Jennifer, Ann, Fawn, Jordan, Christie, Jonathan, Jeremy, Anthony, Savannah, Isabella, Matthew and Jordan; as well as two great-grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 Main St., Rosedale, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial, with graveside military rites conducted by American Legion Post 290, will follow services at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like any monetary donations to go to Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, c/o Doreen Frazier, P.O. Box 155, Rosedale, IN 47874
 
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Susie A. (Todd) Galbraith

Class of 1948

 
Tribune Star February 24, 2011

— BRAZIL — Susie A. Galbraith, 80, of Brazil passed away Feb. 22, 2011, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas, to Leo M. Todd and Iona Adams Todd. She was a graduate of Fontanet High School in 1948, and married Robert Galbraith on Feb. 14, 1959. She was a member of the Rio Grande Full Gospel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cheryl Galbraith; and a brother, Leo Sam Todd.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Richard T. Galbraith of San Diego, Calif. and Robert L. Galbraith and wife Michelle of Terre Haute; a daughter, Lisa A. Supp and husband Todd of Miamisburg, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Elliott and husband Edward of Sister Bay, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Todd of Terre Haute; two aunts, Luella Todd Bailey of Bartlesville, Okla., and Annabell Todd and husband Wilbert Ruckles of Wichita, Kan.; six grandchildren, Hollie and Brett Knoblett, Ashton Hannahan, Cole Supp, Alanna and Blaise Galbraith; three great-grandchildren, Brianna Knoblett, Carter Knoblett and Allie Hannahan; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at First Funeral Home in Clinton, with the service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Sam Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s or Riley Children’s hospitals.

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Florence A. Wilson Gibson

Class of 1935


The Brazil Times, Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Florence A. Gibson, 88 of Brazil passed away July 3, 2005 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

She was born March 9, 1917 in Vigo County the daughter of Elmer and Ola Snow Wilson. She graduated from Fontanet High School. During WW II she worked on the railroad, but after the war, she enjoyed being a homemaker, wife and devoted Christian mother. She enjoyed teaching The Word and Bible Study. She volunteered at the House of Hope sharing her knowledge of the Bible. She enjoyed counseling with others, sharing God's Word. She currently was attending Words of Life Church in Brazil.

She is survived by her children, James and Patty Gibson of Brazil and Michael and Kathleen Gibson of Greencastle; three grandchildren, Becki Wyndham and her husband Larry, Erin Bookout and husband David, and Emily Hill and husband Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Ostan Wyndham, Jamie Wyndham, and Bryce HIll; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Vern Gibson; and one sister Virginia Bullington.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Summit Lawn Cemetery with her son, Jim Gibson speaking. French Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the House of Hope, 5525 W. US Hwy. 40, Brazil, IN 47834.

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Dorothy Archer Marquardt Gilmore

Class of 1955


The Tribune-Star  May 1, 2011

FONTANET — Dorothy Archer Marquardt Gilmore, 74, of Lake Worth, Fla., and formerly of Fontanet, passed away on April 21, 2011. She was born in Fontanet, on Feb. 17, 1937, to Thomas Archer and Opal Roberts Archer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Opal; a brother, Robert Archer; and a sister, Marietta Zelek.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Gilmore; daughters, Cindy Herny and Tomi Reimer, both of Florida; a brother, Larry Archer of Fontanet; sisters, Carol Dennis of Terre Haute, Joan Miller of Fontanet, and Shirley Rankin of Rosedale; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place in Florida. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home and Crematory assisted with arrangements.
 
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Evert L. Gregory

 
Evert L. Gregory, 60, of Terre Haute died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2004, in his residence.  He was a correctional officer for 19 years at Putnamville Correctional Facility.  He was born April 26, 1943, in Terre Haute to Joseph and Elizabeth Stultz Gregory.  Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Helga Bauer Gregory; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Jim Corbin, Michelle and William Welch, Katherine and Anthony Pine, all of Terre Haute; his mother of Rosedale; four borthers, Fred Gregory and Carl Gregory, both of Rosedale, Joseph Gregory and Norman Gregory, both of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Brody Evans, Marina Welch, Cassandra Corbin and Caitlin Corbin, all of Terre Haute; and one stepgrandson, James Corbin Jr., of Terre Haute.  He was preceded in death by his father.  He retired from the Air Force as a master sergeant following 21 years of service.  Cremation is schedule with a memorial service at a later date.  Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. First St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.
 
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Keith H. Gregory

Class of 1941

 
The Tribune-Star, June 24, 2007 10:30 pm
 
ROSEDALE — Keith H. Gregory, 85, of Rosedale died at 6:12 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2007, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a retired coal miner and a machinist.

He was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Burnett to the late John Gregory and Kate Hayne Gregory. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Roxanna Davis Gregory whom he married March 22, 1941, in Brazil; one son, Robert Gregory and wife Barb Gregory of Rosedale; two daughters, Diana Darbutt of Terre Haute and Barbara Leitgabel of Rosedale; six grandchildren, Lee Ann Brubeck and husband DJ, Kevin Lawson and wife Robin, David Leitgabel and wife Lisa, Robert Gregory and wife Desiree, Treasea Haney and husband David, and Beth Leitgabel; 10 great-grandchildren, Levi Brubeck, Zach Haney, Taylor Haney, Myley Haney, Maddison Lawson, Karlie Leitgabel, Klayton Lawson, Brandon Haney, Lorynn Leitgabel and Sebastian James; sisters-in law; a brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gregory; three brothers, Joseph Gregory, William “Burt” Gregory and John Gregory; a son-in-law, Joseph Darbutt; and a grandson, Michael Leitgabel.

He was a 1941 graduate of Fontanet High School. He served in the 6th Marine Division during World War II. He was a member of the Rosedale Masonic Lodge 259. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 Main St. in Rosedale, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial with graveside military honors by the Rosedale American Legion Tony Kashon Post 290 will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home and before services on Tuesday. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to the charity of choice.

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John Edward Gregory

 
John Edward Gregory, 81, of Terre Haute died at 2:06 am Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005.  He was a retired welder from Indiana Gas and Chemical Co., and the railroad.  He was born May 5, 1924, to John Gregory and Kate Marie Haynes Gregory.  Survivors include his wife, Jennie Hoke Gregory; two daughters, Sylvia Richter and husband Neil of Fishers, and Nancy Kate Harding and husband Bill of Terre Haute; two sons, Harold Edward Gregory and Joseph Sullivan of Longview, Texas, and David Earl Gregory and wife Lori of New Albandy; a brother, Keith Gregory of Rosedale; and six grandchildren, Karen Abel and husband Chris, Tedra Rochelle Richter, Brissta Jo Gregory, Jenna Gregory, and John David Gregory.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and William Bert Gregory; and a sister, Ruth Mary Gregory.  He was a member of North Terre Haute Christian Church and North Terre Haute Prime Time.  Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Memorial Contributions may be made to North Terre Haute Christian Church, 3133 E. Park Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47805.

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Roland R. Greek

Class of 1954

 
Published in The Tribune Star from 7/28/2008 - 7/29/2008

FONTANET — Roland R. Greek, 72, of Fontanet died at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Coal Bluff to Eugene Greek and Rosa Sills. He was employed with Anaconda Aluminum. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sue Greek.  Survivors include four sons, Ricky D. Greek and partner Edward Vandevender, Don Greek and wife Jennie, Bill Greek and wife Jetta, and Bobby Bledsoe; one brother, Eugene Greek; one sister, Hazel Herb; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Eugene Greek; one sister, Madonna Harkes; and one brother, Robert Eugene Greek. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 9 in Madison, a member of Paralyzed Veterans of America - Chicago Chapter, Putnam County Radio Club, and Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Club. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Richard Piatt officiating. Burial is in Cress Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Thursday.

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Laura I. Conner Green

Class of 1931


The Brazil Times, Monday, April 4, 2005

Laura I. Green, 91, of Columbus, Ohio, died March 31, 2005 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.

She was born July 10, 1913 in Vigo County to George and Louise Hammrick Conner. She was raised in the Fontanet area and attended school there. She married Paul W. Green, who preceded her in death in 1987. As a young woman she worked at the flower shop at Cottage Hill and also at Quaker Maid in Terre Haute. She worked as a clerk for the Indiana State University Bookstore. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed being a grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter, Joann Peterson and husband Tim of Westerville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Becky Whitney and her husband Matt, and Andi Peterson; and six siblings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at French Funeral Home in Brazil. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday prior to services from noon to 2 p.m.
 
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Mary Maxine (Beatty) Grindle

Class of 1957


TERRE HAUTE — Mary Maxine (Beatty) Grindle, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital. She was born on June 4, 1939, in Clay County, to Paul Newton Beatty and Pauline Harden Beatty.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Aaron Richard Grindle; four sons, Jeffery Grindle, Kevin Grindle, Gary Grindle and his wife Lisa and Mark Grindle and his wife Tess; brother, Mike Beatty and wife Judy; four grandchildren, Michael Grindle, Jade Grindle, Cassey Grindle and Brittany Grindle; and one great-grandchild, Lorenzo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one granddaughter, Tiffany Grindle.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, with funeral service at 6 p.m. at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home & Crematory, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Bob Rousch officiating. Private Graveside services on Monday.

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Thomas Dean Hall

Class of 1948


TERRE HAUTE — Thomas Dean Hall, born Aug. 1, 1930, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013. Tom was a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and attended school at Otter Creek and Fontanet. Tom graduated with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Rose Hulman in 1955. Tom's previous employers include Weston Paper as a general superintendent and Columbia Records as a plant engineer. Tom retired at age 55 from the manufacturing field to pursue a different career by continuing his education in computer technology and providing computer drafting design services for local businesses as a private contractor. During his working career Tom continued to work the family farm raising cattle and farming the land.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Thomas Hall and Shirley Marie Hall. Tom is survived by one sister, Anita (Bob) Shultz; four children, Dean (Marla) Hall, Monica (Rick) Vicars, Cathy Hall, and Janis (Mike) Keith; four grandsons and two granddaughters; and three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Tom's request was to be cremated without traditional funeral services. There will be a celebration of life gathering for family and friends (against Tom's instructions) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Zorah Shrine Country Club Saturday, April 20, 2013. Condolences can be made at:

 www.mattoxwood.com.
 
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Jimmie Lee Handlin

Class of 1954

 
The Brazil Times, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Jimmie Lee Handlin, at 69, of Fontanet, Indiana, died at 10:18 a.m. December 18, 2005, at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born April 10, 1936, in Vigo County, Indiana as the son of John T. "Jack" and Janet Rankin Handlin. He was a 1954 graduate of Fontanet High School and attended Indiana State University. He married Tyra Joan Atkinson April 9, 1988. He worked as a car salesman, owned his own concession business and drove a Vigo County school bus for 13 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Marine Corps League. He enjoyed his collections, sports and spending winters in Texas and Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jimmie Handlin Jr. and his wife, Mandy, of Paris, Illinois and Jay Handlin and his wife, Terry, of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Angela Lohrman, and husband, James, of Brazil; grandchildren, Jared, Mikaela and Kasey Handlin; stepgrandchildren, Kendra Siddens, Alexandra Atkinson, Nicholas Coltharp, Kathryn Coltharp, Jessica Lohrman, and Larissa Lohrman; several aunts, uncles, cousins and lots of good friends.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Vernon D. Hayne

Class of 1950


The Tribune Star, December 4, 2008 - December 5, 2008.

TERRE HAUTE- Vernon D. Hayne, 76, of Terre Haute, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, in Davis Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1932, in Terre Haute, to Vern E. Hayne and Mary Opal Allen Hayne.Survivors include his son, Allen Hayne and wife Mara; three grandchildren, Madison Hayne, Casey Hayne and Taylor Hayne; nieces and nephews, Bruce Lautenschlager and wife Julie, Shelly Gardner and husband John, and Christel Cooper and husband Phil; and great-nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Lautenschlager Hayne, on March 19, 2002; and one brother, Ford Hayne.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War, and a 1950 graduate of Fontanet High School and 1958 graduate of Purdue University. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 and Riley American Legion Post 328. He was involved in Vigo County 4-H for over 65 years and enjoyed following the athletic careers of his granddaughters.

Per Vernon’s wishes, there are no services or visitation. Burial is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes, 85 E. Springhill Dr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vigo County 4-H Swine and Goat Club, c/o The Purdue Extension Office, 275 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.
 
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Charles Bender Herb

Class of 1964

 
The Tribune Star, February 10, 2007 11:47 pm

Charles Bender Herb, of Chatham Ohio, and formerly of Fontanet, passed away Jan. 26, 2007.

He was born Aug. 23, 1946 to Emmett Bender Herb and Hazel Greek Herb. Surviving is his mother; wife, Susan; two sons, Anthony and his wife Lisa of St. Charles, Ill., and Brian of Minneapolis; stepdaughter, Maria Meixmer and her husband Zack; grandchildren, Isabel, Grace, Audrey, Allie and Zack; two sisters, Marlene Waters and her husband John, and Marietta Cooper and Phil Casler.

He was a graduate of Garfield High School, class of 1964, and a Vietnam veteran. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Chatham Community Church.

A gathering of family and friends for a memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at the Rosedale American Legion. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
 
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Gary Charles Herb


Tribune Star - August 21, 2012

ROSEDALE — Gary Charles Herb, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, age 57, of Rosedale, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, after a 15-month battle with cancer. His wife and children were by his side. Gary was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Terre Haute, to the late Charles “Bud” Herb and Doris Herb.

He was the loving husband of Ramona Stevenson Herb, whom he wed Oct. 11, 1984. Three children were born from their union: Gary Lee (Catrina) Herb of Terre Haute, Gregory Charles Herb and Crystal Dawn Herb, both of Rosedale.

He was the youngest of seven children: Ramona (Ken) Tilford, Joan (Frank) Hoffman, Susie (Clyde) Kersey, Nancy Gardner, Bill (Phyllis) Herb and Rex (Brenda) Herb. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Ivan Gardner

He had a large extended family which included several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; cousins; and a special aunt, Millie Cleghorn.

He loved and was loved by many friends and co-workers.

Gary was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School. He spent 30 years of his working career as a journeyman pressman for Lambooy Unique which later became the Standard Register Company. He last worked for Green Leaf Inc. He enjoyed this job greatly.

Gary loved mushroom, deer and turkey hunting. He also loved old cars. Every summer he grew a beautiful vegetable garden. Tomatoes were his favorite.

Funeral services will be held at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. with Gary’s brother, the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial park.
 
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Marilyn Jean (Cress) Hicks

Class of 1948

 
August 20, 2010

PORTAGE — PORTAGE — Marilyn J. Hicks, 80, of Portage, passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at her home. Marilyn had been a Portage resident since 1948 and was formerly of Fontanet, Ind. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portage and enjoyed crafts and church activities.

Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Hugh E. Hicks of Portage; two sons, Charles Wayne (Linda) Hicks and David Michael (Barbara) Hicks; daughter, Shirley (John) Kallio, all of Valparaiso; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Reed of Pimento; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers; and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to either Porter County VNA Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Portage.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, in Portage, with Pastor Terry Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Hobart.
 
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Larry A. Hinesley Sr.

Class of 1964

 
The Tribune Star, March 18, 2009 - March 19, 2009.

TERRE HAUTE- Larry A. Hinesley Sr., 62, of Terre Haute, passed away March 14, 2009, in the Union Hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Terre Haute, the son of A. Jack Hinesley and Hazel Marie (Barbee) Hinesley.

He married Dody Jo Stanton and she survives. Larry was a mechanic, owning Hinesleys Garage. He had attended the West Terre Haute First Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family most. Other hobbies included fishing, story telling, the Indianapolis Colts, and Bobby Knight. He also enjoyed his faithful dogs, Buck and Chesney.

His survivors includes his wife of 23 years; children, Angela Walker and husband Jeff, Jenna Marie Hinesley and companion Dustin Hall, Larry Hinesley Jr. and companion Amy Gilley, Richard Hinesley and Jonathan Alan Hinesley, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Bryan Bixler and companion Nickie of Terre Haute, Ryan Bixler and companion Sarah of Colorado, Sarah Bixler and Kent Douglas Hinesley both of Terre Haute; a great-granddaughter, Ariana Bixler of Colorado; two brothers, Fred Hinesley and wife Brenda of Bradenton, Fla., and Don Hinesley of Brazil; three sisters, Janet Hiddle and husband Gary of New Goshen, Judy Pittsenbarger and husband Kenny, and Karen Boes and husband Benny all of Brazil; special cousin, Betty Shaw and husband Fred of Terre Haute; and several nieces, nephews and extended cousins. His parents; brothers, Jack and Robert Hinesley; sister, Pat Cody; and first wife, Angela Chapman all preceded him in death.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Maynard Nutting officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow services in the Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.
 
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Bobby Hoke

Class of 1964


TERRE HAUTE — Bobby Hoke, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Union Hospital. He was born on Nov. 19, 1946, in Vigo County, to Vern Hoke and Sylvia Kyle Hoke.

He is survived by one son, Bryan; three brothers, Charlie, Don and Tom Hoke; and one sister, Marjory Niece.

There are no services. Cremation is scheduled. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
 
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Emerson L. Hoke

 
CLINTON — Emerson L. Hoke, 83, of Clinton, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Union Hospital Clinton. He was born May 6, 1926, in Vigo County, the son of Vern Hoke and Sylvia Kyle Hoke. He was a coal miner and part owner of the Blue Bird Coal Mine, and was a pipefitter in construction. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Jerusalem Lodge 99 Free and Accepted Masons, Vermillion County Low Twelve Club, American Legion Post 140, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, 40 and 8, Half Century Club and Local 157. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Frances Hoke, on March 2, 2000. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Charlie Holmes of Whitestown; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Beth Hoke, and Dan and Judy B. Hoke, all of Clinton; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Chubb of Clinton, and Marge Neice of Fontanet; four brothers, Don, Charlie, and Bob Hoke, all of Terre Haute, and Tom Hoke of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his companion, Betty Andis. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman St., with the Rev. George Guinn officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with Masonic memorial rites at 7:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Joseph Russell Koch

Class of 1952


---- — BRAZIL — Joseph Russell Koch, 84, of Brazil, died at 1:14 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. During his working years he worked close to agriculture. He was born June 12, 1928, in Nevins Township, on Kyle Avenue, in Vigo County, Ind., to the late Russell Lee Koch and Julia Irene Zambenini Koch.

On June 19, 1949, he married Mary Lou Handlin Koch at the home of her parents, John S. Handlin and Anna Spoor Handlin and she survives; also surviving, one son, John J. Koch and his wife Gloria Lawson Koch of Rockville; three daughters, Mary Ann Isaacs and her husband J. R. Isaacs of Terre Haute, Rebecca Jo Adams and her husband Ben Adams of Dana, and Sally Lee Elder of Terre Haute; one brother, James (Mary) Koch of Rosedale; one sister, Betty Andis of Rosdale; three grandsons, Monty R. (Wendy) Black of Crawfordsville, Jeff (Becky) Black of Rockville, John D. (Casey) Koch of Rockville; six granddaughters, Stephanie Stover of Brazil, Mindy Godfrey of Terre Haute, Laura (Chad) Lockwood of Clinton, Julie (Rob) Morris of Clay City, Angela Elder of Indianapolis, and Jennifer Swaim of Brazil; great-grandchildren, Dillion Swaim, Billie J. McClain, Kaitlin and Kennady Black, Christian Stover, Walker Joseph Koch, Lucy May Koch, Miya Sabla, Morgan and Wade Black, Alexandra Swaim, Carina Elder, Emily Morris, Abby Morris, Nathan Morris, Kai Godfrey, Marivell Godfrey and Carter Lockwood; and several stepgrand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Bill Koch; grandson, Steven R. Swaim; and great-granddaughter, Avery Rose Morris.

He attended Fontanet School. In 1952 he joined the Fontanet E.U.B. Church and was baptized in Big Raccoon Creek into the Holy Church. After retirement he became interested in his township history publishing a book on Nevins township history in 2004.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main St., in Rosedale, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Friends may sign an online guest register at: www.goochfuneralhome.com


 
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Christina Ann Kruse

(formerly known as Emma Lou Koch)

Class of 1963

 
August 7, 2010

— Christina Ann Kruse, 65, passed away at her home on Aug. 3, 2010. She was born on March 17, 1945, to  Cecil (Bill) and Lucille Koch. She was preceded in death by her mother and a younger sister, Nancy Koch.

Chris, then known as Emma Lou, attended Garfield High School. After high school, she moved to Denver, where she lived for the next 20 years. In 1985, she moved back to Terre Haute, to be closer to family.

Chris was a motorcycle enthusiast, and her other hobbies included reading and enjoying her pets. She also liked shopping and visits from her grandchildren.

Survivors include her father, Bill Koch of Rosedale; one daughter, Bonnie (Sharps) Hemmerling of Greencastle; a grandson, Kenneth Masterman of Terre Haute; a granddaughter, Heather Masterman and her companion Jason Bennett; and a great-grandson, Dominic, all of West Terre Haute.

Services will be held at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., in  Terre Haute, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Friends may call beginning at 1 p.m., with funeral services to be held at 2 p.m. The Reverend Larry Spear will be presiding. Interment will be at Bridgeton Cemetery.
 
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Charles 'Dick' Lawhorn

Class of 1940

 
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Charles “Dick” Lawhorn, 84, of Terre Haute died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in his residence. He was a conductor with Conrail for 34 years. He was born May 17, 1922, in Coal Bluff to Alonzo Lawhorn and Lillie Peterson Lawhorn.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Blossom Miller Lawhorn; one daughter, Marilyn Richmond of Terre Haute; one grandson, Kevin Starr and wife Vickie of Terre Haute; and one great-grandson, Craig Starr of Robinson, Ill. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ida Dorr and Ethel Ruddock; brothers, Raymond, Thomas, William, Cecil and Emerson “Buss” Lawhorn; and one grandson, Michael Starr.

He graduated from Fontanet High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved to garden and he also farmed 80 acres until his retirement in 1984.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial is in Bee Ridge Cemetery in Brazil. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Friday.

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Jack Gale Lawson


Tribune Star -  August 14, 2012

— Terre Haute (January 14, 1950 - August 9, 2012) —  Jack Gale Lawson, age 62, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012. He was born in Terre Haute, IN, on January 14, 1950, the son of William Sr. and Helen (Burton) Lawson.

He was operations manager at the Henderson Riverport. Jack was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and had served his country in the Army 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army Rangers. He was a member of the Evansville Propeller Club, Western Hills Country Club where he had served on the Board of Directors, Elk’s #277, and was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, and the American Legion. He loved his grandchildren, playing golf, time with friends, and working in his yard.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Janice Fields, and brother, William Lawson Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Karen (Steele) Lawson of Mt. Vernon, sons, Rodney Lawson and Tony (Joy) Alldredge of Mt. Vernon, daughters, Misty Lawson of Terre Haute and Tina (Jon) Parker of Mt. Vernon, grandchildren; Coby Moreland, Chelsey and Cameron Parker, Addy and Kenly Lawson, Max and Bryce Alldredge, brothers; Paul (Marilyn) Lawson, Jerry (Lora) Lawson and Mike Lawson, and sister Linda (Kenny) Ladd, all of Terre Haute, and nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday August 18, 2012 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 602 Mulberry Street, in Mt. Vernon, with Father Allen Rutherford officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. service time at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jack Lawson Memorial Fund at St. John’s Episcopal Church or the Posey Humane Society.
 
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James E. Lawson

Class of 1941

 
The Tribune Star, July 05, 2007

SULLIVAN — James E. Lawson, 84, of Sullivan and formerly of Rosedale, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2007, in his residence. He was a retired press operator for IBM at Greencastle. He was born June 2, 1923, in Vigo County, to the late Frank Lawson and Mary Clark Lawson. His first wife, Joilet E. “Joy” Clark Lawson, whom he married on July 17, 1946, died Oct. 29, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Lily Sutherland Moreland Lawson, whom he married Nov. 23, 2002; two stepsons, Ron Moreland and wife Jane of Sullivan, and Joe Moreland and wife Monya of Carlisle; one stepdaughter, Donna Cornetto and husband Eddie of Washington, Pa.; one brother, Bob Lawson and wife Betty of East Glenn; nine stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Janet and Virgil Burris of Jasonville. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Connie Horton, in July 2005; a sister, Marie Huffman; and two brothers, George Lawson and Charles William “Bill” Lawson.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and a Victory Medal World War II. He was a 50-year member of the Rosedale Masonic Lodge 259, a 50-year member of Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, and a member of the American Legion Tony Kashon Post 290 in Rosedale. He loved to hunt, fish and raise hunting dogs.

Services were held Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 Main St. in Rosedale. The Revs. Bill Herb and Melvin Nudding officiated. Burial with military graveside honors by the Rosedale American Legion Tony Kashon Post 290 was in Rosedale Cemetery.
 
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Ruth P. Van Hook Lawson

Class of 1929

 
Brazil Times, Friday, June 27, 2003

Ruth P. Lawson, 92, formerly of Indianapolis and Brazil, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at 6:15 a.m. in a nursing home in Eldorado, Ill.

She was born in Coal Bluff, Vigo County, on May 10, 1911, a daughter of the late Stanley Van Hook and Josephine Mann Van Hook and was 1929 graduate of Fontanet High School.

She lived in Indianapolis from 1941 to 1972, where she was an inspector for the Continental Optical Company.

After retirement, she moved to Brazil, where she was a member of the N. Meridian St. Church of Christ. When her health began failing, she moved to Illinois to be near her sister.

She married William J. Lawson on June 8, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1984.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Hyla Walters.

Surviving are one sister, Mary Knott of Eldorado, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Miller Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
 
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Ralph W. Livengood

Class of 1961 


Published in The Tribune Star on 10/12/2009

Ralph W. Livengood, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in his residence, after an 18-month battle with leukemia. He was a lifetime farmer and retired science teacher of 40 years for the Holy Cross Abbey in Canyon City, Colo., and Vigo County School Corporation. He was born on June 22, 1943, to Wayne Frazier Livengood and Mary Ellen Utterback Livengood. He was married to Nancy Julie Alexander, on Oct. 21, 1970, at Bethany United Church of Christ in West Terre Haute.  Survivors include his wife; and daughters, Martha Michelle Goodwin and husband Pat and Misty Marie Horsley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Caroline Goodwin, Max Goodwin, Ellie Goodwin, Sylvia Goodwin and Dillon Horsley; nephew, Scott Livengood; niece, Sherri Livengood Biel and family; and lifetime best friend, Kent Flora of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John Livengood.He was a 1961 graduate of Fontanet High School and a 1965 graduate of Purdue University, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and an alumni association life member. He served as an officer in various national, state and county education associations including the Vigo County Teacher's Association and the Indiana Retired Teacher's Association. He was also recognized as a Vigo County Teacher of the Year in 1989, and a finalist at the state level. He received the WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award for teaching in 1992, and was awarded a Terre Award for volunteerism in the Wabash Valley.He was active in 4-H as a 10-year member and continued service as a Vigo County Purdue Extension Board president, Vigo County Fair Board Director and life member, and Vigo County Fair Sheep superintendent. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969 and was a current member of Bethany United Church of Christ in West Terre Haute.His interests included hobby farming his Katahdin sheep herd, woodworking and house building, having restored an authentic 1830's log cabin as his retirement home. He deeply enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and other young people teaching them farm and life skills. He will be greatly missed by his family, fellow teachers, farm friends and "coffee buddies" with whom he spent many mornings during his short retirement. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at Mattox-Wood Funeral, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., in North Terre Haute, with Pastor Steve Moore officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. on Tuesday preceding services. Burial is at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. For those who wish, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, 275 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807, where a 4-H scholarship will be established in his name. 
 
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Norma Rose VanHook Pierce Loudermilk

Class of 1945

 
The Tribune Star

TERRE HAUTE — Norma R. Loudermilk passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at her residence. She was born Nov. 14, 1927 in Vigo County to James William VanHook and Opal Kile VanHook

Survivors include two daughters, Rona Hatten, and Teri Coppell and husband Tim; four stepdaughters, Pam Otte, Char Loudermilk, Sue Loudermilk and Connie Knight; one stepson, Norm Loudermilk; one brother, Richard VanHook; one sister, Phyllis Landis; special friends, Clarence Fisher and Jenny her Hospice Nurse; three grandchildren, Lisa Clark, Josh Hatten and Jeremy Coppell; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Kaleb Alvey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Loudermilk; two brothers, Bill and Bob VanHook; and her first husband, Howard Pierce.

She was retired from K-Mart. She was secretary and treasurer for the Thursday Afternoon Bowling League, and bowled for the Red Devils. She also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

Services are noon Monday, March 15, 2010, Mattox-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Visitation will be 10 am until service time Monday at the funeral home. Burial of remains will be in Roselawn Cemetery at a later date. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home for contributions to help with funeral expenses.
 
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Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett

 Class of 1965


January 30, 2011 The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — BRAZIL — Velvet Joann (Snow) Oxendine Lovett, 63, of Brazil, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Otto and Flossie (Bemis) Snow.

Joann graduated from Gerstmeyer High School with the class of 1965. Following high school, Joann worked for General Housewares, in Terre Haute. She also worked at Boston Scientific in Spencer and most recently Goodwill Industries in Brazil. Joann retired last year due to failing health. Joann married Bill Lovett on Nov. 11, 1995; he survives.

Joann enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and working with photography.

Joann leaves behind her husband; daughter, Debra Bryan and husband Derek; granddaughters, Tailor, Samantha and Lauren, all of Terre Haute; four stepchildren, Debbie Waymire of Brazil, Bobbi Lovett of Brazil, Ginger Lovett of West Terre Haute and Crissy Lawson and husband Brandon of Brazil; 17 stepgrandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Reva Allsup of California, Doris Hire and husband Jim of Terre Haute, Lavone Channey and husband Ed of Oklahoma, Dianna Harlan of Terre Haute and Wanda Sullivan and husband Charlie of Terre Haute; brothers, Tony Snow and wife Linda of Terre Haute and Rickie Snow and wife Barbie of Arizona; and several extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; and stepson, Bill Allen Lovett.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at French Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Dick McShanog officiating. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Relay for Life, Attn: Kathy White, 1 E. National Bank, Brazil, IN 47834. 
 
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James Lowe

Class of 1951


James ”Jim“ Lowe, 72, of Terre Haute, a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict, graduated from Fontanet High School and attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Immediately after college, he was employed by Gibson Coal Co. until it sold, then transferred to Black Beauty Mine in Evansville. He moved back to his hometown of Terre Haute and was employed by Sycamore Ridge until his passing.
 
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Avis; four daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Rex Dyer, Era and Chuck Nichols, and Penny and Michelle Lowe; three sons, Godfrey, Jimmy and Michael; two sisters, Patricia Roach, and Mary Helen Ash and her husband Richard; one brother and his spouse, Gene and Sue Lowe; grandchildren, Christina, Shaun, Chad, Michelle, Justin, Mike, Tasha, Steve, and Kenneth; several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lowe, and his mother, Ruth Wells.
 
He was a member of American Legion 104 and an avid sportsman. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
 
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Florida L. Lowry

Class of 1947


Florida L. Lowry, 77, of Terre Haute died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in her residence. She was a school teacher with the Vigo County School Corp.

She was born April 25, 1929, in Vermillion County to Edgar Lowry and Cora Miller. Survivors include one brother, Bill Lowry and his wife Judy; nieces, Patricia Gavin, Debra Sims, Carman Kivlin, Lynn Kivlin, Brenda Christian, Diana Ludwig, Darleen Rose and Sharon Nigro; and nephews, Charles Kivlin, William C. Lowry and Robert Lowry. She was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Lowry; and sisters, Lucille Kivlin and Martha Fetter.

She graduated from Fontanet in 1947 and Indiana State University in 1951. She also earned a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She was an Indiana State University Alumni. During the course of her career, she taught at West Vigo High School from 1960 to 1962, Gerstmeyer High School from 1962 to 1971, and Terre Haute North Vigo High School from 1971 to 1989. She received the Eleanor St. John Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981, National Federation of Business and Professional Woman’s Conference Outstanding Woman of the Community in 1981, and was named Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1975, 1977 and 1980. She was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. She was a member of several professional organizations, groups and was a professional Girl Scout director.

Services are 1 p.m. today in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Burial is in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services.
 
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Margaret Lowe Lyon

Class of 1936

 
Brazil Times, Monday, April 26, 2004

Margaret Lyon, 85 of Brazil, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004.

Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and May McGranahan Lowe.

Following graduation from Fontanet High School, she married Hubert Lyon and moved to the Bee Ridge area where she and Hubert owned and operated Lyon's Diary. In later years, they enjoyed traveling. She was a lifetime member of Peniel United Methodist Church and had participated in the women's group activities. Margaret loved cooking and baking and especially enjoyed teaching others her famous recipes. She was renowned for her pies and noodles.

Her parents; her husband Hubert in 1993; three sisters, Erma Grenhoff, Mildred Brindle and Letha Hoffman; two brothers, Harold Lowe, Raymond Lowe and one granddaughter, Rita Dennis, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sisters, Doris Brackney of Catlin, Ill., and Helen Dowel of Carmel, Ind.; one daughter, Janice Petro and husband Jim of Columbus, Indiana; three sons, Don Lyon and wife Bonnie of St. Louis, Steve Lyon of Brazil and Bob Lyon and wife Cathy of Brazil; five grandchildren, Julie Lyon Rincon and husband Dan, Amy Petro Rawlings and husband Jason, Emily Petro Schumm and husband Adam, Sara Lyon Neyer and husband John and Aaron Lyon; six great grandchildren and special friend and caregiver, Maude Riley.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home and again Wednesday until time of funeral services. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Peniel United Methodist Church.
 
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Maurice Mann

Class of 1940

 
The Tribune Star, February 6, 2008

ROSEDALE — Maurice Mann, 86, of Rosedale died at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. He was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Fontanet to Carl R. Mann and Mary E. Peterson Mann.
He was a pipe fitter with Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157. His wife, Loretta Overpeck Mann, died in 2004. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Condry of Brazil; a grandson, Joseph Condry; and great-grandchildren, Porscha Lynn Condry and Desirae Shyanne Franklin. He also was preceded in death by his parents. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served during World War II.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., in Terre Haute, with the Rev. John O’Neal officiating. As per his request, cremation will follow the services. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Thursday.
 
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Amos Lee Mattox

Class of 1941


Amos Lee Mattox, 79, of Terre Haute, died at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, in his residence. He was born on May 25, 1929, in Vigo County, to John Clayton Mattox and Myrtle Mae Bridgewater Mattox. He was a 1941 graduate of Fontanet High School. He retired in 1986 as an extruder at Hercules and also from American Vitrified. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Marlene Hayne Mattox; son, Gary Lee Mattox; daughters, Vicki Lynn Larson and Cheryl Ann Wrightsman; sister, June Mattox Williams; five grandchildren, Holly Marie Mattox, Amos Joseph “A.J.” Mattox, Elizabeth Ruth Mattox, Glennie Wrightsman and Dusty Wrightsman; four great-grandchildren; and his best buddies, Madison and Gavin.  A special thanks to his son-in-law, Danny Larson, and daughter-in-law, Mary Mattox.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Cora Briddick, Chester Mattox, Hester Cuthbertson, Mable Ames, John Edgar Mattox, Herschel Mattox, Virgil Mattox and Maxine Mattox.  During his military service in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division, he received the Combat Infantryman Badge for excellent performance of duty under enemy fire in Korea. The 2nd Infantry Division, which gained fame in two of the hardest-fought battles of the Korean War. It captured “Heartbreak Ridge” in October 1951 and took “Old Baldy Hill.” He was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with one campaign star and United Nations service ribbon.  He was a beloved husband, daddy and grandpa and always there for his family with his strength and his big hugs and his smiling face. He fought hard not to leave us, but God called him home. He adored Holly, A.J. and Elizabeth. They were his best buddies. He is our hero. Daddy, you’re a 1,000 flagger.  Services are 11 a.m. Saturday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Avenue, with Pastor Joe Mattox officiating. Entombment is in Roselawn Memorial Park with military rites at the cemetery conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars 972.

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John A. Mattox

Class of 1966


The Tribune Star, November 30, 2007 - December 1, 2007

John A. Mattox, 59, died at 3:01 p.m. Thursday Nov. 29, 2007 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 1, 1948 in Terre Haute, to Chester Mattox and Betty Smeja Mattox. Survivors include a son, Chet Mattox and wife Sheryl; two daughters, Lisa Leitgabel and husband Dave and Misty Lawson and husband Jeff; a brother, Joe Mattox and wife Linda; a sister, Diana Haltom; and eight grandchildren, Alexis, Amber Leigh, J.C., Destiny, Hanna, Loryann, Emma and Tyler; nieces and nephews, Shala Ingle, Adam Mattox, Amy Mattox and Angie Poole. He was preceded in death by both parents.

He was a graduate of Garfield High School, class of 1966 and a graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He was the owner of Terre Haute Casket Company, and a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for Mattox-Wood Funeral Home.

He was a lifetime member of Nevins Fire Dept., a member of the Fontanet Bean Dinner Association, Indiana Funeral Directors Association and a lifelong resident of Fontanet.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
 
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Alan Ray McClain

Class of 1965


Published in The Tribune Star from 4/15/2009 - 4/17/2009

Alan Ray McClain, 62, of Terre Haute, died at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday April 14, 2009, in Union Hospital. He was an employee at AET for 33 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Guard. He was born April 6, 1947, in Fontanet to William Alan McClain and Vivian Marie Marquis McClain.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jones McClain; three sons, Tony McClain and wife Kathy of Clinton, Mark Alan McClain of Rosedale and Sean McClain of Rosedale; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Shellhammer and husband Max of Clay City, Shawn Havens and husband Aaron of Terre Haute; one stepson, Martin Robbins and wife Brenda of Rosedale; two brothers, Bill McClain and wife Ester of Fontanet, Gary McClain and wife Sharon of Dayton Ohio; one brother-in-law, Allen Newman and wife Mary Lou; one sister-in-law, Barbara Carpenter and husband Kenny; nine grandchildren, Alex, Jaycee, Jessica, Brittany, and Donovan McClain, Laura and Josh Robbins, Dylan Davis and Jessica Havens. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Lou Newman; and two brothers, Sam McClain and James Norman (Marty) McClain.  He was Past Master of Rosedale Masonic Lodge 259 and also a member of Bridgetown Order of Eastern Star 324, Krietenstein American Legion Post 104, Marine Corps League, Vigo County Conservation Club, North American Hunting Club, Montezuma Fish and Game Club.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Mattox Wood Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. A private funeral service will be at a later date. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
 
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John Harley “Mick” McDonald

Class of 1942


John Harley “Mick” McDonald, 81, of Sandcut died at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Union Hospital.

He was born July 31, 1925, in Coal Bluff to Acel McDonald and Florence Rowe McDonald. Survivors include two sons, Mickey Dean McDonald and Kenny McDonald; one daughter, Debbie Beard and her husband, John; two brothers, Travis and his wife, Joann of Terre Haute and Wilbur McDonald and his wife, Henrietta of Columbus; grandchildren, Peggy McDonald, Brian Craft, Jeremy Craft, Cole McDonald, Jesse McDonald, Audra McDonald and Jonathan Beard; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Craft and Arial Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Don McDonald.

He was a Navy veteran during World War II, serving on the USS Barcus. He was a 1942 graduate of Fontanet High School, a member of the Bean Dinner Association, serving as treasurer for 30 years, a member of Laborers Union 204 for 50 years, and a member of Kerman Grotto Drum Corps, American Legion Post 104 and Rosedale Masonic Lodge 259. He was known as the “Mayor of Sandcut.”

He will be greatly missed by his family.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Revs. Kenny Tilford and Bill Herb officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park, with graveside military rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, with Masonic services at 7 p.m.
 
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PFC. Herman Richard “Dick” Meneely

Terre Haute Tribune June 14, 1966

Second Terre Haute Soldier Dies in Viet Nam

The body of PFC. Herman Richard Meneely, 21, who was killed in South Viet Nam last week when he stepped on a land mine during a battle, will be returned to Terre Haute for funeral services.
 
The 21-year old soldier was the second man from Terre Haute to die in the Viet Nam war. Capt. Eugene Fowler of Terre Haute, who died in April, 1965, in a similar land mine explosion, was the first.

Meneely had been in Viet Nam only a few weeks when he was killed. He entered the Army in September, 1965, and was sent to Viet Nam May 14. He was a member of Co. C 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry, First Infantry Division.

Meneely had attended Fontanet and Gerstmeyer High Schools. He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Annabelle Meneely and his daughter, Shelly Kay, 2424 High Avenue; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Meneely, 1515 Ash Street Terre Haute; one sister, Mrs. Lona Boyce, Terre Haute, and one half-brother William Winn, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are pending at the Thomas Funeral Home.

He was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Section 14, Block S, grave #23.

“The Wall panel 08E Line 37.”

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Gertie Haynes Miller

Class of 1957

 
Terre Haute Tribune Star, February, 1993

Gertie Haynes Miller, 53, of Terre Haute died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1993, in Union Hospital.  She was a homemaker and formerly employed at Columbia House. 

She was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Ehrmandale to Theodore Hanes and Mildred Wagle Haynes.  Her husband, James R. Miller, died in 1990. 

Survivors include one son, James R. Miller II of Terre Haute; two daughters, Becki Britton and Libbi Hobson of Terre Haute; two brothers, Hubert Haynes of Brownsburg and Doug Hanes of Alton, Ill; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was a member of Nevins Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and Otter Creek Christian Church. 

Service are 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mattox-Wood North Terre Haute Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Keller officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
 
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Mildred E. Allen Monts

Class of 1931

 
April 25, 2009

Mildred E. Allen Monts, 91, of Fontanet, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009. She was born April 16, 1918, in Fontanet, to Harry I. Allen, who passed away Dec. 29, 1979, and Mary C. Swafford, who passed away Dec. 2, 1978.

She married James L. Monts when she was in her 20’s, he passed away July 7, 1966. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Robert L. Allen, on Dec. 25, 1984; one sister, Geraldine Allen Lighty, on Jan. 21, 1996.

Survivors include two nephews and three nieces, Robert F. Allen and wife Earlene, James L. Allen, Shirley J. Huber and husband Kenn, special niece, Mary A. Wilkie and husband Bob, and Debi K. Fisher and husband Rick; 11 great-nephews and great-nieces; 14 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; and one cousin, Jack Stringfellow

She worked at Union Hospital for 41 years, and was the longest employed employee at the time of her retirement in 1985. She began in the sewing room and worked herself up to laundry manager. She has been a member of the Church of the Living Christ, later named Cross Roads. She loved bowling, playing cards, bingo, gardening, spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted aunt and fill in grandmother to her nephews and nieces and their children.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Internment is at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Union Hospital Foundation.
 
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Patricia L. Elwell Niece

Class of 1960

 
The Tribune-Star, September 24, 2007

BRAZIL — Patricia L. Elwell Niece, 64, of Brazil died at 12:05 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She retired from the Vigo County School Corporation.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Terry Niece, whom she married Sept. 23, 1962; two daughters, Libbi Durham and husband Robert, and Angi Granda and husband Joe; four grandchildren, David Durham, Ellen Durham, Paxton Granda and Andrew Granda; one brother, Chuck Elwell; one sister, Virginia Lewis; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Elwell and Reva Gibson.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute, with the Revs. Bill Herb and Mark Grayless officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
 
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Judy Pastorius

Class of 1960

 
The Tribune-Star February 18, 2011

FONTANET — Judy Pastorius, 68, of Fontanet passed away at 10:21 p.m. Feb. 13, 2011, at her residence. She was born April 25, 1942, in Vigo County, to William and Iola Pastorius. She was retired from Bemis.

She is survived by brothers, Jerry Pastorius and wife Vivian, and Bill Pastorius and wife Jackie; nieces, Karen Mclin and Debbie Strain; nephews, Jerry Pastorius Jr., Troy Pastorius and Jared Pastorius; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Feisty.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Internment at Cress Cemetery.
 
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Doris Marie Runnels Pence

Class of 1939

 
The Tribune Star, February 21, 2007 10:13 pm

TERRE HAUTE — Doris Marie Runnels Pence, 85, of Terre Haute passed away Sunday Feb. 18, 2007, in Union Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Coal Bluff, Ind., to Dalvie H. Runnels and Ruth Anna Dowell Runnels. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Unique Printing. She lived the last portion of her life with her daughter and family near her childhood home.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Pence-Keith and her husband Phillip of Rosedale; a son, William L. Pence and his wife Linda of Rosedale; grandchildren, Sarah Keith, Kara Keith, Megan Pence, Kenna Pence, and B.A. Pence; several brothers-in-law; several sisters-in-law; and several nieces nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William A. Pence; both parents; a brother, Maurice E. Runnels.

She was very active in childrens’ education serving as a Room Mother at Lange School and a PTA member. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was very musical and played piano, loved to dance and was a great cook. She was a graduate of Fontanet High School.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday in Callahan-Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with Kenny Tilford officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, Ind. or to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
 
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Carolyn A. Jones Peters

Class of 1960

 
Brazil Times, Saturday, June 14, 2003

Carolyn A. Peters, 60, of Fontanet, Ind., died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

She was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Gary, Ind. She was the daughter of Charles Jones Jr. and Josephine Caroline Bailey, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of Nevins Township Fire Department for 19 years.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth C. Jones, and her grandparents, Carrie Bailey and Joseph Bailey.

Survivors include her husband, Charles L. Peters and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Sulphur Springs.

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Taylor O. Pierson Jr.

 
Terre Haute Tribune September 22, 1950 (page 1) 
3rd Vigo Youth Killed in War

Pvt. Taylor O. Pierson, Jr., was killed in action September 8 in Korea, according to a Department of Defense message delivered Thursday night to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor O. Pierson, Sr., operators of a general store in Fontanet.

Known to local friends and relatives as “Buddy,” Pvt. Pierson would have been 18 years old in November. He is the third Vigo County soldier to be killed in the Korean War.
Having lived in Terre Haute until about 10 years ago, Pvt. Pierson attended St. Patrick’s and St. Ann’s parochial schools. He enlisted for duty with the armed forces in January, 1949, when he was a senior at Nevins Township High School.

Besides the parents, he is survived by a sister, Miss Mary Ruth Pierson.

Terre Haute Tribune October 24, 1951 (page 2)

Rites Saturday for Fontanet War Hero

Fontanet, Ind., October 24, 1951-(Special)

Funeral services for Pvt. Taylor O. Pierson, Jr., 19 years old, of Fontanet, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Mattox Funeral Home. Rev. Acel McDonald will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Lawton Byrum Post 972, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will conduct military gravesite rites.

Pvt. Pierson was killed in action in Korea, September 8, 1950, while serving with the 2nd Division. He had served in the armed forces since December, 1949, and had spent two months in Korea.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor O. Pierson, Sr., and one sister, Miss Mary Ruth Pierson, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mehoke, of Fontanet, and an aunt, Mrs. Mary Ruth Pierson, of Terre Haute.

The body will arrive in Terre Haute at noon Thursday and will be brought to the Mattox Funeral Home here.

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Maxine Vanatti Reisinger

Class of 1937

 
Brazil Times, Thursday, January 15, 2004

Maxine Reisinger, 84, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for 1 1/2 years.

She was born April 6, 1919, in Vigo County, the daughter of Henry and Louisa Smith Vanatti. She graduated from Fontanet High School. In 1937, she married Robert Lee Reisinger.

She worked as a housekeeper for many local residents in Brazil. She attended several area churches throughout the years. She enjoyed socializing in the mailroom and playing cards, bingo and crafts with friends at Meridian Towers, where she lived for 22 years.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Linda Reisinger and Bob and Judy Reisinger; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Allen Starr and Myra and Marion Snow; 15 grandchildren, Jerry Reisinger and wife Peggy, Rodney Reisinger and wife Trina, Max Reisinger, Jo Dickey and husband Dale, Rob Reisinger and wife Alicia, Candie Robbins, B.J. Reisinger, Kelly Petty and husband Steve, Shawn Starr and wife Heather, Gale Snow Jr. and wife Angie, Angie Heck and husband Randy, Tim Snow and wife Donna, Louise Easton and husband Kevin, Lisa Bunch and husband Tony, Sheila Dillington and husband Chip, Sara Baily and husband Jay; 28 great-grandchildren, Donny and David West, Greg and Josh Reisinger, Andy, Max and Zach Reisinger, Ethan and Justina Dickey, Eli and Amanda Reisinger, Lori Robbins, Corey Petty, Alivia and Mallory Starr, Jace and Lexy Snow, Justin and Michaela Snow, Staci and Jesse Heck, Karah and Aubrey Easton, John and Tyler Bunch and Ethina, Brianna and Shelby Baily; one sister, Ruth Lawson; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Vanatti and Betty Vanatti.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, William Ray Reisinger; one grandson, Troy Allen Starr; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Jeffrey Robbins; two brothers, Ray and Jesse "Sonny" Vanatti; and three sisters, Margaret Kohler, Ella Mae Hamilton and Bessie Pierce.

Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, with Brother Greg Comp officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.
 
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Judy K. (Hargett) Shuler

Class of 1963


The Tribune-Star  April 17, 2010

TERRE HAUTE — Judy K. Shuler, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:19 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, in Union Hospital. She was born in Vigo County, on June 21, 1945, to Ernie Hargett and Margaret Akers.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Shuler; one brother, Paul Akers; and seven sisters, Marsha Hay and husband Steve, Wilma Barnes and husband Bob, Emma Hinds and husband Buster, Kathryn Sparks and husband Randy, Peggy Church and Joe Pitts, Patti Bullock and husband Bob, Billie Johnston, and Sherry Hriber. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Patty Sword and husband Leonard; a brother-in-law, Bill Shuler and wife Georgia; a nephew, Michael Shuler; and several other nieces, nephews, and her “baby,” Scooter.

She was a member of United Brethren in Christ Church.

Funeral services will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. with her brother-in-law, Steve Hay officiating. Burial will be in Hull Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to United Brethren in Christ Church, 2611 Thompson Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802, in her memory.
 
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John William Stevens

Class of 1963


John William Stevens, 59, of Terre Haute, died Monday May 31, 2004 in his home. He worked at Ivy Hill in the maintenance department.

He was born February 22, 1945, in Terre Haute to Thomas and Eloise Wagle Stevens.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Laura Jeffrey Stevens; two sons, John William Stevens, Jr. and Matthew Thomas Stevens, both of Terre Haute; three daughters, Johnna Marie Frakes, Isabella E. Goodpastore and Loretta Lynn Forbes, all of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren, Brookie Frakes, Roxanna Frakes, Danny Joe Forbes, Coty Forbes, Laura E. Forbes, Edward Goodpastore and Zeke Goodpastore; three sisters, Violet and her husband Delbert Watson of Noblesville, Nora Jane Banta and her husband Glenn of Terre Haute, and Wanda Haney and her husband Steve of Terre Haute; three brothers, Raymond Stevens and his wife Violet, Charles Stevens and his wife Margaret, all of Terre Haute, and Pete Stevens and his wife Chris of Oklahoma City; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Stacie Stevens.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and VFW Post 346. He served during the Cuban conflict and was in the Vietnam War, serving as an E5 with the 101st Airborne Rangers 502. He was also a POW during the Vietnam era.

Services are 2 p.m. today in Roselawn Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. VFW Post 346 will conduct military graveside services. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. today in Roselawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the family.
 
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Violet June Miller Snow

Class of 1947

 
Brazil Times, Friday, December 19, 2003

Violet June Snow, 75, of Brazil, died at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Cloverleaf Healthcare Center in Knightsville.

Born June 23, 1928, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late David and Frances Miller.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Victor, whom she married Oct. 8, 1948; a daughter, Bonnie Bunch and husband, Danny, of Rosedale, Ind.; a son, Steven Snow and wife, Debbie, of Brazil; two brothers, Robert Miller of Coal Bluff, Ind., and Luther Miller of Fontanet, Ind.; six sisters, Lucille Foxworthy of Greenwood, Ind., Ann James of Coal Bluff, Ind., Zola Webster of Terre Haute, Blossom Lawhorn of Terre Haute, Helen Brettell of Coal Bluff, Edith Lawson of Brazil; nine grandchildren, Scott Bunch and wife, Katrina, of Rosedale, Mike Bunch and wife, Jamie, of Bridgeton, Jason Bunch and wife, Gena, of Rosedale, Angela Plant and husband, Sam Jr. of Terre Haute, Amy Bunch of Rosedale, Christy Pickett and husband, Chris, of Staunton, Jamie Head and husband, Chad, of Brazil, Renee Snow of Brazil and Steven Snow of Brazil; nine great-grandchildren, Corbin Bunch, Brody Bunch, Cassie Bunch, Danielle Head, Dillon Head, Dawson Bunch, Cole Bunch, Christopher Pickett and Victoria Pickett.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Miller, Thomas Miller and Ova Millier.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, Rosedale, with the Rev. Marcia Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and before services at the funeral home.
 
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Cora M. Riggs Snyder

Class of 1946

 
The Tribune Star, July 31, 2006

BRAZIL — Cora M. Snyder, 78, of Brazil died Sunday, July 30, 2006, in Clay County Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was employed for many years as a secretary with Reuben H. Donnelly in Terre Haute. She also owned and operated the Brazil Credit Company and was involved in insurance sales. She was born May 2, 1928, to Carl and Sylvia Stringer Riggs. She married Eddie Snyder on Oct. 4, 1946, and he passed away Nov. 24, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Everett Snyder and wife Catrina of Brazil, and Richard Snyder of Seelyville; one brother, Carl Wayne Riggs and wife Molly of Lebanon; one sister, Carol Jones and husband Bill of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Megan Weddle and husband Jerod, and Codie Snyder, all of Brazil, Deanna Snyder of Center Point, Richard Snyder of Riley, George Snyder and Amanda Snyder; three great-grandchildren; and special cousin, Edith Pounds. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, George Snyder; two sisters, Elsie Harrah and Luetta Skirvin; an infant brother, Patrick Riggs; and a great-granddaughter, Michaela Snyder.

She graduated from Fontanet High School in 1946, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in French Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Price officiating. Burial is in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Thursday.
 
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Shirley Ann (Eveland) Starr


BRAZIL — Shirley Ann Starr, 72, of Brazil, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, following a long illness. She was born in Coal Bluff on May 26, 1937, to John and Margaret Marie (Bailey) Eveland. She attended Fontanet High School. In her younger years she worked for Oehler's Five and Dime store and at the Rosedale IGA. She married William Starr on May 10, 1963. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Fred "Peanut" Eveland and Bobby Eveland; and a sister, Margie McMurray. She is survived by her husband; son, William Starr Jr. and wife Dawn of Brazil; daughter, Sue Ann Fitzpatrick; younger brother, Darrell Eveland and wife Cathy of Vigo County; grandchildren, Joshua Fitzpatrick, Samantha Starr, Jessica Starr and husband Ben Witt, all of Brazil; great-granddaughter. Kylee Witt; as well as a large extended family. Services for Mrs. Starr will be at French Funeral Home, in Brazil on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
 
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Doris Mae Newlin Swander

Class of 1936


Tribune Star: March 31, 2011

TERRE HAUTE — Doris Mae Newlin Swander (nee Mann), 92, an 88-year resident of the Terre Haute area, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Lombard, Ill. She was born March 30, 1918, in Fontanet, daughter of Henry D. and Emily Christine Sullivan Mann. She graduated from Fontanet High School in 1936. During World War II she served as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. She worked in the transportation industry in Terre Haute for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine (Ben) Schull of Wheaton, Ill.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Alma (and the late Bill) Whitmer of Kokomo; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman O. Newlin and Charles T. Swander.

A cemetery chapel service will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park, in Terre Haute, at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, April 2, 2011. Donations to Lexington Hospice, 1300 S. Main St., Suite R, Lombard, IL 60148 Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Williams-Kampp Funeral Home in Wheaton.
 
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Wayne Tilford

Class of 1948


 — BLOOMINGDALE — Wayne Tilford, 80, of rural Bloomingdale, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at The Waters of Clinton. He was a manager for F.W. Woolworth and Co. in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan, also was the owner of Tilford’s Variety Store in Rosedale, and was retired from Hercules. He was born June 25, 1930, in Lyford, to the late Alfred Tilford and Mabel Weese Tilford. His wife of 26 years, Nova Tilford, whom he married April 20, 1979, died Dec. 25, 2005.

Survivors include one daughter, Jan Sollars and her husband Pug of Clinton; one stepson, Clem Walkup of Farmer City, Ill.; two brothers, Cecil Tilford of Louisville, Ky., and Ken Tilford of North Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Brandy (David) Peterson of Clinton, Lori Sollars of Terre Haute; two great-grandchildren, Lindsey Peterson and Ava Sollars; and several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by one son, Duane “Buddy” Tilford in 1962.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Fontanet High School, and was a former Lions Club member. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting. He also sold firewood to Turkey Run campers for years.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 Main St., in Rosedale, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, with graveside military honors by Tony Kashon American Legion Post 290 of Rosedale. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Friends may sign an online guest register at: www.goochfuneralhome.com
 
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Walter Samuel 'Buss' Valentine

Class of 1935

 
The Tribune Star, June 12, 2006

Walter Samuel “Buss” Valentine, 89, of Terre Haute, formerly of Fontanet, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Health South Hospital. He retired as a pipefitter from the former Commercial Solvents Corporation after 42 years of service.

He was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Fontanet to Aust Valentine and Nell Gibbs Valentine. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Celeste Meadows Valentine. Survivors include his wife, Frances Jackson Valentine; children, Lucy Sheehan and her husband Tim, Pam Cox and her husband Fred, all of Terre Haute, Frances D. Valentine and her fiancé Bob Palmer, and Becky Barton and her husband Bob, all of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Erin Downey and her husband Patrick, Libby Rubacha and her husband Matthew, and Jonathon Barton; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kate and Ashley; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Dane Valentine.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, during which he served in the Southwest Pacific. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, American Legion Post 404 at Prairie Creek, West Terre Haute Lodge 687 Free & Accepted Masons, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 428 at West Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine Temple, and Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved watching the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Indiana University basketball, the Indiana Pacers, and Bobby Knight.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday in Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 972. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and prior to services Thursday.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospitals, with envelopes available in the funeral home.
 
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James R. Van Hook

Class of 1944

 
The Tribune Star, January 19, 2008 - January 20, 2008

James R. Van Hook, 81, of Fontanet, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 in Union Hospital. 

He was born March 27, 1926, in Fontanet, to Zenius Van Hook and Grace Long Van Hook.  He was a retired postmaster of Fontanet U.S. Post Office. 

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille Stultz Van Hook; two daughters, Becky Spicer and husband Steven and Barbara Hendrix and husband Dennis; one son, Richard Alan Van Hook; one brother, Billy Dean Van Hook; three sisters, Jean Chubrillo and husband Victor, Mary Alice Buffo, and Joan Wood; grandchildren, Brett Van Hook and wife Dana, Brittany Van Hook, Brooke Welte and husband Mike, and Scott Lawson; great-grandchildren, Brock Van Hook, Dean Welte, and Ellie Welte; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mildred Walther, Mabel Dietrick, Dorothy Rolando, and Helen Van Hook; and a brother, Wayne Van Hook. 

He was a 1944 graduate of Fontanet High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. during World War II. 

There are no services or visitation per his wishes. Cremation was chosen.  Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
 
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Julia Anne (Neely) VanHook

Class of 1947


Tribune Star - September 2, 2012

Rosedale — Julia Anne Neely VanHook, 83, of Rosedale, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Union Hospital. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Terre Haute, to Richard Neely and Nola (Lowe) Neely. She was a homemaker. She married Robert E. VanHook Sept. 3, 1947.

Survivors include her son, Rusty and wife Lynn VanHook; daughter, Darene and husband Dan (Bos) Bosworth; grandchildren, Bobby S. Miller and wife Niki of Fort Wayne, Jake Bosworth and fiancé Leslie Mills, Joe Bosworth and fiancé Kara Baily, John VanHook, and Cati Spicer and husband Ben Jones; great-grandchildren, Chad Bosworth and Robert C. Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents;

She graduated from Fontanet High School in 1947 enjoyed Tai Chi, and lunches with high school classmates, family and friends

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Rosedale Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.
 
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Robert E. VanHook

Class of 1947

 
The Tribune Star, February 21, 2009 - February 22, 2009

ROSEDALE — Robert E. VanHook, of Rosedale, died at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at Meadows Manor North.

He was born Sept. 12, 1929, to James W. VanHook and Opal Kyle VanHook. He was retired from Alcan.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Julia VanHook; a daughter, Darlene Bosworth and husband Dan; a son, Rusty VanHook and wife Monica L. VanHook; one brother, Richard VanHook and wife Bobbi; two sisters, Phyllis Landis and Norma Loudermilk; four grandson, Bobby Miller, Jake Bosworth, Joe Bosworth and John VanHook; one stepgranddaughter, Catie Spicer; and two great-grandchildren, Robert C. Miller and Chad Bosworth.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Rosedale American Legion Post 290.

There will be no services at this time. Cremation is scheduled. Burial is in Rosedale Cemetery. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., in Terre Haute, assisted with arrangements.
 
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Lonnie W. Webster

Class of 1962


Lonnie W. Webster, 64, of Clinton died at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born Oct. 23, 1943, in Terre Haute to Loral Webster and Hazel Hollings-worth Webster. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bendel Webster; a son, Brian Webster; three daughters, Nicole McQuire, Brenda Nevins, and Cherie Croft; a sister, Jo Etta Webster; and 11 grandchildren. 

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., in Terre Haute, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
 
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Max Whitaker

Class of 1944

 
The Tribune Star, July 25, 2007
 
Max Whitaker, 81, died Monday, July 23, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 21, 1926, to Julius Whitaker and Gertrude Giffel Whitaker. He died as he lived, amongst family and friends at his home, which he loved. His wife, Jean Whitaker, survives him. They were married Jan. 16, 1948, and were together for 60 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Vonda Whitaker Monts and her companion Ron Leslie, and Cath Whitaker Lee and her husband Rick Lee; four grandchildren, Chastidy Large, Carly Chumley, Ben Monts and Annalee Monts; six great-grandchildren, Kiersten, Derrik, Meghan, Layke, Gabe and Amani; and one niece, Nancy Watson. He was preceded in death by his father, Julious Whitaker; his mother, Gertrude Giffel; one sister, Julia Watson; and one nephew, Bruce Watson.

He loved watching plants grow and always had a beautiful garden, which he graciously shared. He also loved fishing, woodworking, and being with family and friends. Max was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He served in the Air Force during World War II. While in the Air Force, he was an aerial gunner on a B-29, and also a barber. After returning from the service, he was a carpenter for a short time before going to work for the U.S. Postal Service. He was there for 42 years where he worked in mail processing and became assistant postmaster. He was involved in the National Association of Postal Supervisors, where he served in numerous offices at the local, state and national levels. He was a member of the Strawberry Hills Cannoneers and Joint Chief of Staff for several years up until his illness. He will be missed, but those who knew him will always remember his wonderful smile and giving nature that he so possessed.

Cremation is scheduled and there will be a Mass of Christian Burial memorial service at St. Benedict’s Church at noon Friday with the Rev. Joel Burget officiating. There will be an informal visitation immediately following Mass at St. Benedict's Church. Donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice, Visiting Nurse Association or to the local American Cancer Society in his name. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Marguerite A. Kessel Williams

Class of 1933

 
The Tribune-Star

Marguerite A. Williams, 90, of Terre Haute died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, in Union Hospital. She retired in 1981 from the Vigo County School Corp. as a teacher in the field of special needs students.

She was born June 6, 1916, in Fontanet to Judge Wells and Bertha Kessel Wells. Her husband, Harlan Williams, preceded her in death in 1975. Survivors include one son, Michael J. Williams and his wife Dianna; one daughter, Suzanne Johnson; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Don Williams; and one daughter, Marilyn Williams.

She was a member of Breden Memorial United Methodist Church and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

Services are 5 p.m. today in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with the Rev. David Deal officiating. Private family burial services will be Monday in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 2 p.m. to services today, in the funeral home.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to Breden Memorial United Methodist Church or any organization related to meeting the needs of physical and/or mental disabilities.
 
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Guy M. Winters, Sr.

The Tribune Star, July 22, 2006

ROCKVILLE – Guy M. Winters, Sr., 76, of Rockville died at 3:34 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2006, in Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a retired contractor/builder and owner of the former Sunshine Pizza in Rockville.

He was born April 1, 1930, in Seattle to Guy Louis Winters and Pearl Acres Winters.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Stevens Winters, whom he married on Dec. 30, 1986; two sons, Guy Winters Jr. and his wife Joyce Winters of Rockville, and Gary Winters and his wife Betty of Rockville; three daughters, Lana Kelley and her husband Steve of Terre Haute, Camie Hopkins and her husband Jim of Rosedale, Kim Kellogg and her husband Jeff of Jeffersonville, Ind.; one stepson, Jim Crowley and his wife Marilyn of Terre Haute; one stepdaughter, Pam Edwards and her husband Chris of Terre Haute; eleven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He loved motorcycles and building and racing go-karts.

Cremation was chosen. Memorial services are 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 Howard St. in Rockville, with the Rev. Rusty Deckard officiating. Burial is in the Rosedale Cemetery. Memorial visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to the Parke County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 112 Howard St., Rockville, IN 47872 in his memory. Care and cremation entrusted to Gooch Funeral Home-Rockville.
 
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Addaline Payton Wood

Class of 1930

 
The Brazil Times, Monday, February 11, 2008

Addaline Payton Wood, 97, Brazil, died Feb. 8, 2008, at 9:50 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility.

She was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Clinton, the daughter of Daniel E. Payton and Ora Woodburn Payton.

She graduated in 1930 from Nevins Township High School. She was the wife of Leon Wood and he preceded her in death in August, 1977.

She was a homemaker, wife, mother and loving grandmother.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wood, November 23, 1998; a sister Anna Lee Russell; a brother Redginal Payton.

Survivors include her nieces, Ramona Murphy and Rita Hoke, Brazil, nephew John Payton of Fontanet, six grandchildren, Chuck Wood, Colorado Springs, Michelle Seals, Bluffton, Ind., Mary Flesher, Brazil, Jim Wood and wife Molly, Mooresville, Joy Wood, Brazil, and Julie Snow, Brazil, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and other extended family.

Visitation will be held Thursday Feb. 14, 2008, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at French Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Mark Thompson officiating with the Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute.

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Joann VanHook Wood

Class of 1952

 
The Tribune Star, December 9, 2008 - December 10, 2008.

Joann VanHook Wood, 74, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Terry Lee Wood, at 5:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.
She was a homemaker, and had worked at Columbia House 925 Warehouse.

She was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Fontanet, to Z. Dean VanHook and Grace Long VanHook. Survivors include three sons, Terry Jo and wife Sandy of Fontanet, Jeff and wife Darllea of Terre Haute, and Bill and wife Sandy of Rosedale; one brother, William Dean “Nip” VanHook of Fontanet; two sisters, Jean Chubrillo and husband Victor, and Mary Alice Buffo, all of Clinton; one sister-in-law, Lucille VanHook of Fontanet; seven grandchildren, Terri Jo Livingston, Justin Wood, Austin Wood, Lacy Wood, Jesi Wood, Kori Wood and Kristy Carpenter; four great-grandchildren, Ronnie Michael Livingston, Zachary Livingston, Sarah Livingston and Rhiley Evanson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four sisters, Mildred Walthen, Helen VanHook, Mable Detrick and Dorothy Rolando; and two brothers, Wayne VanHook and James VanHook.

She was an avid animal lover and loved raising deer. She was a crafter and doll maker.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Revs. Bill Herb and Kenny Tilford
 
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William Eugene Zambenini Sr.


— BRAZIL — William Eugene Zambenini Sr., 73, of Brazil, passed away at the Exceptional Living Center, in Brazil, on Aug. 9, 2010, following an extended illness. He was born in Vigo County, on Aug. 19, 1936, the son of Isidor V. and Hazel (Johnson) Zambenini.

Mr. Zambenini attended Fontanet High School. Bill married Mildred Jones Deal on Feb. 21, 1965. He worked at Allis Chalmers for a short time before transferring to Amax Coal Company, where he worked as a welder for 30 years.

He loved to quilt and he made the quilt in the shape of Clay County that is displayed in the Indiana State Museum. He was a founding member of the Indiana Snow Birds Club of Alabama, Avon Collectors Club of Indianapolis, Bridgeton Lodge 169 Free & Accepted Masons, and the Croy’s Creek Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Mildred; daughters, Candis L. Nuttrell (Jim), and Teresa Zambenini; son, William Zambenini Jr., all of Terre Haute; stepchildren, Elaine Cassidy (Jack), John Deal, Sheryl Jordan (Bob), Brad Deal (Robin), and Denise Deal, all of Brazil; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); a brother, Robert L. Zambenini (Joyce) of Los Alamitos, Calif.; as well as several extended family members.

Services will be at Lawson–Miller Chapel, on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Warren Whittington officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., with Masonic services being held at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

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Marietta Archer Zelek

Class of 1959


FONTANET — Marietta Archer Zelek, 67, of Lake Worth, Fla., formerly of Fontanet, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Fontanet, the daughter of Thomas Archer and Opal Roberts Archer.Survivors included her husband, Ronald Zelek; one brother, Larry Dean Archer of Fontanet; four sisters, Dottie Gilmore of Lake Worth, Carol Dennis of Terre Haute, Joann Miller of Fontanet, and Shirley Rankin of Rosedale; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Robert Archer.Cremation has taken place in Florida. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements
 
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