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    Mary Hendrickson

    Mary Hendrickson Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Mary Irene Douthitt Hendrickson, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born in Marion County, Indiana on December 23, 1927 to the late Jesse Wm. and Grace (Dickson) Douthitt. Mary graduated from Greencastle High School, and spent most her life pursuing a career in real estate. She attended the Brazil Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of the Optimist Club.  Mary loved working i…

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    Steven Jack

    Steven Jack Brazil, Indiana Steven Marc Jack, 56, went to be with the Lord, November 26, 2019 at Meadow Manor East in Terre Haute, Indiana.  He was born December 02, 1962 in Brazil, Indiana to the late Wayne and Agnes (Girton) Jack.  Steven graduated from Greencastle High School in 1981 then proudly served his country in the United States Navy for eight years.  After leaving the Navy, Steven worked as a truck driver for many years. Steven was an avid sports fan and attended man…

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    Bobby Smith

    Bobby Smith Brazil, Indiana Bobby Gene Smith, 61, passed away November 10, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.  He was born in Brazil, Indiana on August 5, 1958 to the late Eugene and Edna (Woods) Smith.  Bobby graduated from Brazil High School in 1977.  He worked at Nassers Furniture for many years and spent 33 years with the love of his life Sherry Stultz. Bobby loved spending time outdoors.  He won many awards coon hunting with his favorite hound Moe.  He also e…

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    Robert Myers

    Robert Myers Terre Haute Robert Eugene Myers, 91, husband to Lois Ellen (DeVoto) Myers, died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Westminster Village in Terre Haute. Born January 13, 1928 in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Roy and Stella Myers.  He was a Registered Pharmacist working most of his years for Hook’s as a store manager and was one of the first pharmacists to work as a Nursing Home consultant.  Over his years as a store manager in Brazil, Indiana he won many awards f…

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    Leroy Royer

    Leroy Royer Brazil, Indiana Leroy Carl Royer, 87, went to be with the Lord November 1, 2019 at Fairway Village in Indianapolis.  He was born in Bowling Green, Indiana on May 10, 1932 to the late Virgil “Doc” and Nellie (Kitch) Royer.  Leroy graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1950 and served his country during the Koren War.  He married his wife of 65 years, Barbara French, on August 17, 1952.   Leroy loved wood working and worked as a carpenter for the Local 133 o…

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    Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Jacksonville, North Carolina Michael Keith Nelson, 60, passed away Sunday September 29, 2019 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  He was born on September 24, 1959 in Brazil to the late Robert and Clara (Stedman) Nelson.  Michael graduated from Brazil High School in 1978 and later moved to North Carolina. In his free time Michael enjoyed being outdoors fishing and spending time with his friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents. Michael is survived by his sis…

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    John Summers

    John Summers Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana John William Summers, 85, passed away October 18, 2019 at the Gibson Family Hospice Center in Terre Haute. He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on January 16, 1934 to the late John Leroy Summers and Nelda Gertrude Summers Gould. John graduated from Brookston High School and retired from General Telephone when he was 59. He married Gloria Hewes on July 15, 1980. In his free time he enjoyed being outside, mowing his grass. He and Gloria spent many years…

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    Linda Green

    Linda Green Terre Haute, Indiana Terre Haute, Indiana Linda Green, 66 passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Signature Healthcare in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was born in Brazil, Indiana on June 13, 1953 to the late Ralph and Joan (Koffman) Young. Linda attended Brazil High School and worked at the Waterwheel restaurant, ISU and several nursing facilities throughout her life. She loved spending time with her family and friends, watching TV, and caring for others. Linda was preceded in deat…

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    Stella Bennett

    Stella Bennett Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Stella M. Bennett, 92, went to be with the Lord on October 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Putnam County on May 6, 1927 to the late William B. And Della (Todd) Mitchell. She worked for Coca-Cola and the Cedar Crest Restaurant.  She loved spending time with family, going for car rides, shopping, and out to eat. In her down time she enjoyed reading and working word search puzzles. Stella was preceded in death by two …

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    Janette Peebles

    Janette Peebles Terre Haute, Indiana Janette Marie Peebles (Burns), 79, passed away on October 10, 2019 at Springhill Village in Terre Haute, Indiana after a long illness.  She was born in Staunton, Indiana on August 23, 1940 to the late Kenneth and Alice (Russell) Burns.  She graduated from Staunton High School in 1958 worked for Columbia Records and Sony until she semi-retired and decided to travel west. After visiting a number of states, she settled first in Houston and then in G…

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    Leonard Griffith

    Leonard Griffith Terre Haute, Indiana Leonard Steven “Steve” Griffith, 62, of Terre Haute and formerly of Brazil, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, after a long, courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. Steve was born in Brazil, Indiana on February 2nd, 1957, to William Leonard and Betty Lois (Plumb) Griffith. As a man of Christian faith, Steve attended several churches during his lifetime, including many years at First Christian Church in Brazil. He was a g…

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    Jayne Winn

    Jayne Winn Knightsville, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Jayne Lynn Winn, 68, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 23, 2019 at her home in Knightsville. She was born on March 4, 1951 the daughter of the late James and Eloise (Mark) Loudermilk. Jayne graduated from Brazil High School in 1969, and married Ruben Albert Winn later that year. She worked as a dental assistant for several dentists in the area, including Dr. Paul Zwerner. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil. Afte…

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    Joann Goss

    Joann Goss Brazil, Indiana Joann B “Greenie” Goss, 85, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at her home with her daughters by her side. She was born April 13, 1934 in Brazil to the late Basil and Helen Green. Joann graduated early from Brazil High School in 1951, having skipped a grade in elementary school. She married Everett “Jughead” Goss July 14, 1951. Basketball is life in Indiana, but no one in the Hoosier state lived that more than Joann. A lifelong Indiana University fan, she never….

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    Johnie Bryan

    Johnie Bryan Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana  Johnie Alan Bryan, 62, passed away at the Indianapolis Veterans Hospital on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  He was born on March 22, 1957 to the late John and Betty (Sanders) Bryan in Brazil, Indiana.   He attended Brazil High School and joined the United States Army in 1975 and served for many years as active duty and later as a reservist and was a veteran of the Gulf War.  Johnnie loved to play guitar and sing karaoke.  H…

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    Melvin Williams

    Melvin Williams Greencastle, Indiana Greencastle, Indiana Melvin G. Williams, 79, passed away, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on December 25, 1939 in Reelsville, Indiana to the late Chester and Thelma (Head) Williams. Melvin graduated from Reelsville High School, and went on to marry Rosemary Perkins on May 20, 1967. In 1999, he retired from Olin Brass, previously Bridgeport Brass. Melvin attended Carbon United Methodist Church. Melvin loved spend…

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    Ruth Anne Trainer

    Ruth Anne Trainer Brazil, Indiana Brazil Ruth Anne Trainer ( Rightsell) 90, went to be with the Lord, Thursday September 5, 2019 in Brazil, Indiana.  Ruth Anne was born in Clay County on July 17, 1929 to the late Roy Rightsell and Anna Katherine Rightsell Short (Mitchell).  She graduated from Brazil High School in 1947 and went on to graduate from the Lewis-Clark Normal School with a degree in teaching.  She married her husband Archibald Trainer in 1956. Soon after being marrie…

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    William “Eddie” Lawhorn

    William “Eddie” Lawhorn Brazil, Indiana William Edward Lawhorn (Eddie) passed away peacefully on August 31, 2019 with his wife Vickie by his side at Union Hospital during a brief stay after a heart attack.  Born on January 17, 1932 in Russell Springs, Kentucky to parents Leo and Anna Wilkinson Lawhorn. Both proceeded him in death.  He was also proceeded in death by his step mother Francis Lawhorn, “The Avon Lady”.  Eddie had an older brother Ralph, also deceased. Eddie moved wi…

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    Brenda DeVylder

    Brenda DeVylder Franklin, Indiana Franklin, Indiana Brenda Kay DeVylder, 60, went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 20, 1958 in Greencastle, Indiana to William and Emma Jane (Jones) Sibbitt. Brenda graduated from Greencastle High School in 1977, and married Rick DeVylder on July 1, 1977. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Indiana Department of Transportation and was the Assistant Plant Manager at the C…

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    Clifford “Herb” Van Ness

    Clifford “Herb” Van Ness Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Clifford “Herb” Van Ness, 70, passed away September 2, 2019 at the Gibson Family Hospice Facility in Terre Haute with his family by his side. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 23, 1948 to the late Charles and Norman (Reinking) Van Ness. Herb graduated from Southport High School and worked for the Indianapolis Water Company for 33 years as a chemist, and retired in 2002 to farm. He married Mary Kathleen Best in 1990, and t…

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    Barbara Riggs

    Barbara Riggs Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Barbara E. Riggs, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was born in Canastota, New York on June 25, 1934 to Leon and Clara (Schwendemann) Ascheman. Barbara attended Christ Community Church and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and refinishing furniture. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elaine Ann Riggs. Survivors Include:     Daughters:    Ettie (Dave) …

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    Larry Wright

    Larry Wright Brazil, Indiana Larry A. Wright, 65, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Brazil, Indiana.  He was born in Brazil on June 27, 1954 to the late Arley and Hazel (Crague) Wright.  Larry worked as an assembler building homes at Tonus Home Sales.   He was preceded in death by his son; Britton Lee Wright, and his brothers; James Arley, Richard Albert, Lester Wayne, and Jerry Lee Wright. Survivors include:   Son:     Larry D. (Ina) Wri…

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    Edward “Joe” Staub

    Edward “Joe” Staub Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Edward “Joe” Joseph Staub, Jr., 79, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born on September 30, 1939 in Beech Grove, Indiana to the late Edward J. and Thelma A. (Hall) Staub. Joe graduated from Greencastle High School, and served his country in the United States Army. After finishing his apprenticeship, he worked as a pipe fitter for the Local 157, and was an active member of Annunciation Catholi…

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    Benjamin “Benji” Courtney

    Benjamin “Benji” Courtney Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Benjamin “Benji” Courtney, 28, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 as the result of a tragic motorcycle accident. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on June 29, 1991, and attended Northview High School, and worked for Poor Boys Wrecker Service. Benji had a great sense of humor, he had a very candid way of telling you how it was, and took great pleasure in embarrassing anyone he could. He loved working, and could literally fix anything…

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    Fred Fislar

    Fred Fislar Cloverdale, Indiana Cloverdale, Indiana Fred Henry Fislar, 77, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Morgan County, Indiana on October 22, 1941 to the late Max and Jane (Whickersham) Fislar. Fred graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1959, and later served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a truck driver most of his life, retiring from Refiner’s Transport. Fred was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.&n…

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    Betsy Mercer

    Betsy Mercer Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Betsy Ann France Mercer, 66, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 1, 1952 in Brazil to the late Edmond and Lucy (Phillips) France. Betsy graduated from Van Buren High School in 1971, and worked for Wal-Mart Distribution. Betsy loved being around her friends and family, especially watching her grand babies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted E. Mercer. Survivors Include…

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    Vickie Fritsch

    Vickie Fritsch Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Vickie Fritsch, 67, went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on November 9, 1951 in Brazil to the late Wayne and Helen (Reed) Latham. Vickie graduated from Brazil High School in 1969 and worked in the kitchen at Northview as well as cleaning houses.  She was a cheerful giver, always willing to give someone the shirt off her back even if that meant going without herself. In her free time she e…

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    Graydon Ley

    Graydon Ley Stuart, Florida Graydon G. Ley, 94, of Stuart, Florida and formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana passed onto The Lord, Saturday, August 17, 2019, surrounded by his wife and family. Graydon is survived by his wife, Doris of 73 years; his son, Robert Alan Ley of Bentonville, Arkansas; and his daughter, Susan Kujawa (nee Ley), of Stuart, Florida. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Corp from 1943-1946 where he served as a TBM Pilot. Following his discharge, he attended Indi…

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    Billie Wilkison

    Billie Wilkison Terre Haute, Indiana Terre Haute, Indiana Billie Paul Wilkison, 75, passed away Monday August 19, 2019 at his home in Terre Haute. He was born on December 4, 1943 in Brazil, and graduated from Brazil High School in 1964. Bill served his country in the United States Naval Reserve, on the U.S.S. Boxer. He retired after 43 years as a maintenance mechanic at Bemis.  Bill loved working with his hands, and was known for his cooking and baking. He enjoyed drag racing, watch…

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    Harvey Morrison

    Harvey Morrison Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Harvey Lewis Morrison, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born on July 11, 1941 in Jasonville, Indiana to the late Louis Morrison and Mayme (Leturgez) Miller. Harvey graduated from Shakamak High School in 1959, and met his future wife Linda Jones in 1973, they were married in November of 1977. He worked at the brick plant, and later retired as a supervisor at the Putnamville Correctional Instit…

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    Reva Bundy

    Reva Bundy Akron, Indiana Reva Mae Bundy (Evens) ,91, passed away Friday August 9, 2019 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Indiana. Reva was born in Clinton Falls, Indiana on January 26, 1928 to the late Earl E. And Mabel (Martin) Evens.  She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1946 and would later marry Earl Bundy on September 4, 1955. She held various jobs throughout the years but focused on raising her children. Later in life she helped care for many of her gre…

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    Harriet Navel

    Harriet Navel Brazil, Indiana Harriet Ann Navel, 62, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born in Brazil, on July 24, 1957 to the late Harold and Alice (Roeschlein) Navel. Harriet graduated from Staunton High School in the class of 1975. She enjoyed being with family, friends and relaxing under a shade tree.  Survivors Include:     Brother:    Harold Navel, Brazil, Indiana     Sisters:&nb…

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    Dorcas Sutherland

    Dorcas Sutherland Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Dorcas Sutherland, 91, went to be with the Lord, July 30, 2019 at her home with her family at her side. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Ontario, Canada to the late Daniel and Bertha (Groh) Lehman. Dorcas graduated from Orville High School in Ohio, and later from Ft. Wayne Bible College. She married Harold Sutherland on June 30, 1951, together they worked with the American Sunday School Union supporting rural Sunday schools in southern India…

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    Rylee Rogers

    Rylee Rogers Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Rylee Paige Rogers, 16, was taken from this earth Saturday, July 27 2019 as the result of a vehicle accident. She was born on April 15, 2003 in Terre Haute the daughter of Ryan and Karen (Syrovatka) Rogers. Rylee was entering her Junior year at Northview High School. Her life revolved around volleyball and work, playing for the Northview Knights as well as the Intensity Travel Team based in Paris, IL. She enjoyed shopping, the beach, and spending t…

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    Donald Riggle

    Donald Riggle Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Donald Lee Riggle, 73, passed away unexpectedly Friday July 5, 2019 at his home in Brazil. He was born on June 8, 1946 to Vernon Lee and Jean (Moore) Riggle. Don graduated from Brazil High School in 1964, and went on to marry Anita Hamm in 1965. He was a proud, hardworking man, working for Lyon Farms, and retiring from the City of Brazil Utilities.  Don spent his life outdoors, fishing, working in his yard and feeding his critters. He enjoyed…

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    Carl MacDonald

    Carl MacDonald Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Carl MacDonald, 88, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home in Brazil. He was born on September 9, 1930 to the late Monroe and Eunice (Hatfield) MacDonald. Carl graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, and retired after many years as a steel fabricator for Ferguson Steel. He married Martha Francis Hart on April 24, 1970. Carl enjoyed woodworking, metal work, welding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded …

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    Sandra Ball

    Sandra Ball Brazil, Indiana Sandra Jane (Beckwith) Ball Bevis, 72, of Brazil Indiana, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2019.  She was born on December 20, 1946 in Westfield, Massachusetts to Harold M. Beckwith and Donelle Jane (Scott) Beckwith. Sandy enthusiastically dedicated her life to serving others through a career in nursing. She earned her RN degree in 1968 and actively practiced her profession for the benefit of others throughout her life.  Her most recent service was wi…

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    Billy Brown

    Billy Brown Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Billy A. Brown, 84, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute with his family by his side. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on December 1, 1934 to the late Nolan and Sylvia (Wiggins) Brown. Billy graduated from Joplin High School in 1953 and attended college at Joplin Junior College and Kansas State College. He served his country in the United States Army and went on to marry Mary Ann Elliott on August 12, 1956 , they moved…

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    Willis Plunkett

    Willis Plunkett Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana Willis Harold Plunkett, 97, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019. Harold was born February 27, 1922 in Terre Haute to the late Luther and Anna Davis Plunkett. As a youth he attended Eighth Avenue Baptist Church and the local schools. When his family moved to Clay County they united with the Brazil First Baptist Church and he continued high school at Staunton, Indiana graduating in 1940. Harold and Betty Snyder Plunkett were married in Lewistown, …

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    Lena Whistler

    Lena Whistler Brazil, Indiana Lena M. Whistler, 94, passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at her home in Brazil surrounded by her family. She was born on March 21, 1925 in Cooper, Texas to the late Tom and Helen (McMillen) Hays.  Lena married Donald Whistler, and retired from Glasco and also worked for PCCS in Clay County. She was a member of Benwood Church and the Red Hat Society. Lena enjoyed going out to eat, traveling, sitting on her porch watching humming birds, and spending time with fa…