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    CROW, Dudley Apr 3, 2020

    Dudley R. Crow of Marshall, IL, formerly of Lawrence, KS, passed away from a brief battle with Leukemia on April 3, 2020. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Janet (Huffington) Crow; two sisters, Anita Vogel and Becky Crow; four children; and ten grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Marshall, IL. A full obituary will appear later. Online condolences are being accepted at:

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    NICHOLS, Mary Jan 6, 1933 – Apr 2, 2020

    Mary Ann Milner Nichols, 87, of Terre Haute passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Gibson Family Hospice Center. She was born January 6, 1933 in Terre Haute to Charles Milner and Lolla Ann Hathaway Milner. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Nichols; son; Robert M. Nichols; grandsons, Caden and Cort Nichols; and brothers, Donald Milner and Charles Milner. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Milner; and sister, Rose May Milner. Mary Ann was a teacher in the Vigo County School Corporation for 44 years. She was a 60 year member of First Baptist Church and 30 year member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. Private Funeral…

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    THOMPSON, Geneva Feb 22, 1931 – Apr 3, 2020

    CARBON- Joanne Thompson, 89, of Carbon, Ind., passed away at noon Friday, April 3, 2020 at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton. She was a hairdresser and a school bus driver for Southwest Parke Community School Corporation. She was born February 22, 1931 in Parke County to the late Fred Jackman, Sr. and Gladys White Jackman. Her husband of 68 years, Norris E. Thompson whom she married June 22, 1950 in Chillicothe, Ohio preceded her in death August 22, 2018. Survivors include, one daughter, Linda (David) Williams of Rosedale; son-in-law, Jack Hooker of Carbon; four grandchildren, Carrie (Jason) Routhier, Randy (Shelly) Williams, Sarah (Jake) Jones and Brandy (Stoney) Fisher; eight great-grandchildren,…

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    Gayle Weber

    View Gayle Weber Terre Haute Gayle Marie Traversy Weber, 56, of Terre Haute passed away on Wednesday, March 25th. She was born on March 4th, 1964 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Adolphe “Al” Traversy and Mary Traversy. She graduated from Terre Haute South in the class of 1982 where she then went on to earn her degree at Indiana State University. She was a registered nurse and practiced her skills in various hospitals. From UF Shands Hospital to Good Samaritan Hospital to St. Luke’s Hospital, she s…

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    HICKS, Polly Jun 7, 1932 – Apr 3, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Pauline Eugenia O’Rear Hicks peacefully passed away, at the age of 87, on April 3 at Westminster Health Center. Polly was born June 7, 1932 in Janesville, WI to Mary and Don O’Rear. Polly was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Carole O’Rear Cousineau. Polly is survived by her four children, Dorothy Granger (Mike Satterfield), of Bloomington, IN.; Michael Granger of Carmel, IN.; Debby Peoples (Sam) of Terre Haute, IN.; and Dan Hicks (Roger Austin) of Punta Gorda, FL. Polly also leaves behind three stepchildren; Betsy Glassey of Bloomington, IN.; Susan Hicks Bryant of Clarksburg, TN.; and Timothy Hicks of San Antonio, TX and…

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    WATLER, Barbara Oct 2, 1959 – Mar 31, 2020

    Barbara J. Watler, 60, of Terre Haute passed away Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020. She was a property manager for Pfister and Company. Barbara was born October 2, 1959 in Temple, Texas to Marvin J. Mucha and Murelann Morris Mucha. Survivors include her husband, John L. Watler II; four children, Graham Arnold of Terre Haute, Aaron Arnold (Brittany) of Fort Sill, OK, and John L. Watler III and Elizabeth Watler both of Terre Haute; and her sister, Jeri Taylor of Terre Haute. Also surviving is her mother-in-law, Uba Watler of Brazil, IN; a sister-in-law, Janet Storey (Paul) of Mount Carmel, IL; six grandchildren, Makayla Arnold, Graham Arnold II, Carter Arnold,…

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    LEHMAN, Mary Apr 1, 2020

    Mary Kathryn (Fischer) Lehman, age 87, passed away peacefully with her family virtually present at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Wednesday (April 1, 2020). Due to the current pandemic, restricted private viewing and graveside services will take place on Saturday, April 4. Arrangements will be handled by Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date once circumstances make that possible. Mary was born to Francis L. “Bud” and Emma Marie (Koester) Fischer in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mary is survived by her husband, Major Samuel R. Lehman, USAF Retired. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Indiana State…

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    WEBER, Gayle Mar 4, 1964 – Mar 24, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Gayle Marie Traversy Weber, 56, of Terre Haute passed away on Wednesday, March 25th. She was born on March 4th, 1964 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Adolphe “Al” Traversy and Mary Traversy. She graduated from Terre Haute South in the class of 1982 where she then went on to earn her degree at Indiana State University. She was a registered nurse and practiced her skills in various hospitals. From UF Shands Hospital to Good Samaritan Hospital to St. Luke’s Hospital, she spent some years in Dayton and Pittsburgh, Ohio, Jacksonville, Florida, and Terre Haute, Indiana. She spent many years on the open-heart team at Union Hospital and…

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    Polly Hicks

    View Polly Hicks Pauline Eugenia O’Rear Hicks peacefully passed away, at the age of 87, on April 3 at Westminster Health Center. Polly was born June 7, 1932 in Janesville, WI to Mary and Don O’Rear. Polly was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Carole O’Rear Cousineau. Polly is survived by her four children, Dorothy Granger (Mike Satterfield), of Bloomington, IN.; Michael Granger of Carmel, IN.; Debby Peoples (Sam) of Terre Haute, IN.; and Dan Hicks (Roger Austin) of Punta… Paul…

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    MILLER, Anna Jun 16, 1918 – Mar 30, 2020

    VENICE, Fla. [mdash] Anna was born June 16, 1918 in Staunton, Indiana. She married Samuel A. Miller March 22, 1937 (preceded in death 2001). They resided in Terre Haute for 66 years. Anna worked at Osco Drugs as a cosmetician for 36 years, moving to Florida in 1998. Anna loved life, with an infectious smile and a contagious laugh. She enjoyed traveling and crafting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah G. Weir and Evalee Conrad Weir Browning, brothers Arthur and Guy Browning, and a sister Virginia Browning Sebastian. Anna is survived by her son Edward “Butch” (JoAnn) Miller of Venice, Florida; granddaughter Lisa Maxwell, Bonita Springs, Florida;…

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    Ralph White

    View Ralph White Worthington, IN Ralph E. White, 84, of Pimento passed away March 26, 2020.  He was born April 10, 1935 in Worthington to Curtis L. White and Helen V. Dugger.  Ralph entered the Marines in June of 1952.  He served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in June of 1954. He was a 20 year member of the Pimento Methodist Church.  Ralph loved his church, his family, and the little children.  He was also an avid musician most of his life. He is …

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    Frederick Kulich (GySgt, USMC Ret.)

    View Frederick Kulich (GySgt, USMC Ret.) Fred Kulich died March 29, 2020, from a stroke. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Georgiana Rajtora Luthi and Frederick Reynard Luthi on November 16, 1939. His mother later married Joseph Kulich who adopted Fred. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rockwood Kulich, their son Frederick Joseph Kulich (Raquel), grandson John Kulich (Tania), granddaughter Rachel Kulich, his sister, Barbara Merwin-Kehl, and cousin Russell Major.  He was preceded in …

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    Sister Marie Schroeder

    View Sister Marie Schroeder St. Mary of the Woods Sister Marie David Schroeder died on March 30 in Mother Theodore Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923 in Jasper, IN, to Edward and Theresa Reyling Schroeder and was baptized Mary Catherine. Sister Marie David entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Jan. 5, 1941 and professed Final Vows Jan. 23, 1949. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree from Indiana State…

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    KULICH (GYSGT, USMC Ret.), Frederick Nov 16, 1939 – Mar 29, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Fred Kulich died March 29, 2020, from a stroke. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Georgiana Rajtora Luthi and Frederick Reynard Luthi on November 16, 1939. His mother later married Joseph Kulich who adopted Fred. He is survived by his wife Barbara Rockwood Kulich, their son Frederick Joseph Kulich (Raquel), grandson John Kulich (Tania), granddaughter Rachel Kulich, his sister Barbara Merwin-Kehl, and cousin Russell Major. He was preceded in death by his son John. Fred retired from the United States Marine Corps after over 22 years of service. He was particularly proud of being a crew member with the president’s helicopters during the Kennedy and Johnson…

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    WHITE, Ralph Apr 10, 1935 – Mar 26, 2020

    PIMENTO [mdash] Ralph E. White, 84, of Pimento passed away March 26, 2020. He was born April 10, 1935 in Worthington to Curtis L. White and Helen V. Dugger. Ralph entered the Marines in June of 1952. He served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in June of 1954. He was a 20-year member of Pimento Methodist Church. Ralph loved his church, his family, and the little children. He was also an avid musician most of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Judy, whom he married December 30, 1965. Ralph is survived by his four children, Dean Clausen (Jeanna), Randy White…

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    KULICH, Frederick Nov 16, 1939 – Mar 29, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Fred Kulich died March 29, 2020, from a stroke. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Georgiana Rajtora Luthi and Frederick Reynard Luthi on November 16, 1939. His mother later married Joseph Kulich who adopted Fred. He is survived by his wife Barbara Rockwood Kulich, their son Frederick Joseph Kulich (Raquel), grandson John Kulich (Tania), granddaughter Rachel Kulich, his sister Barbara Merwin-Kehl, and cousin Russell Major. He was preceded in death by his son John. Fred retired from the United States Marine Corps after over 22 years of service. He was particularly proud of being a crew member with the president’s helicopters during the Kennedy and Johnson…

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    MOORE, Tiffany Nov 26, 1987 – Mar 30, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Tiffany Ann Moore was born November 26, 1987 in Smithtown, New York, the daughter of Thomas and Lisa Luppens Moore. Tiffany was a 2008 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. She attended Calvary Temple; had worked at the Antique Dairy Queen on Davis Avenue; and she enjoyed spending time at the Happiness Bag where she played basketball and volleyball and helping her friends. Tiffany also attended day programs at DSI where she developed many friendships; and enjoyed playing bingo and Special Olympics events; and her dogs held a special place in Tiffany’s heart. Survivors include her parents; brothers, James P. Moore and wife Crystal, and…

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    SMITH, Lucille Mar 9, 1927 – Mar 30, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Lucille Ann Smith, 93, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020 at home. She was born on March 9, 1927 in Brazil to Omer Cox and Christine Earp Cox. Lucille married the love of her life, Logan Smith, on August 6, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 18, 2014. Together, they attended the Indianapolis 500 for over 50 years. Logan affectionately referred to Lucille as his “Hunny Bunny.” Lucille was a member of the 8th Avenue Baptist Church; and had been employed as a clerk at Meis and Elder-Beerman Department Stores, where she wore her Christmas light-up earrings dazzling the…

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    BEASLEY, Carol May 30, 1938 – Apr 1, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Carol Sue Beasley, 81 of Terre Haute, passed away at 1:29 AM on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Terre Haute Union Hospital. She was born in Dieterich, IL on May 30, 1938 to Robert Fulk and Minnie Osterdock Fulk. Carol is survived by her children; Judy Stewart (George), Brad Miller (Trisha), and Thomas Beasley. She is also survived by four grandsons, one granddaughter, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Beasley, a daughter, Barbara Beasley, and a grandson, James Stewart. Private family services will be held at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 North 3rd St., West Terre Haute, IN, with cremation…

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    ARNETT, Raymond Mar 22, 1947 – Mar 31, 2020

    FAIRBANKS [mdash] Raymond Edward (Ed) Arnett, Jr. 73, passed from this life on March 31, 2020 surrounded by family in his home in Fairbanks, Indiana. Ed was born March 22, 1947 in Merom Station, Indiana to his parents Raymond and Ruth Arnett. Ed had a strong Christian faith and for years he attended Union Chapel Church in Graysville, Indiana with his family. He was a long time member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 841 and was employed by S&G Excavating until his retirement in 2002. Since that time he enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, hanging with his friends, especially his friends from the Riverview Club,…

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    SWALLS, Donald Nov 13, 1932 – Mar 30, 2020

    BRAZIL [mdash] Donald Gene Swalls, 87, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly March 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born November 13, 1932 in Vigo County, the son of Charles Vern “Jake” Swalls and Lela Stephens Swalls. He graduated from Glenn High School, class of 1950. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952. He was a tail gunner on a B-29 during the Korean Conflict. On December 30, 1952 his aircraft was attacked by 8 MIGS and crashed; out of a crew of 12 only 3 survived. They were captured and became POW’s. He was returned to U.S. military control on July 27, 1953. He was credited…

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    Sharon Wentz

    View Sharon Wentz Terre Haute Sharon Lee (Adams) Wentz, 79, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Sharon was born May 7, 1940 in Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, and was the daughter of Clay and Bonnie (Pound) Adams.  She graduated from Graysville High School in 1958.  Sharon married Lee Wentz on February 1, 1964, celebrating 55 years together.   Their children are Jennifer, Tim and David (Cassandra) Wentz.  Grandchildren are Bret and Conner…

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    Fred Kulich

    View Fred Kulich Fred Kulich died March 29, 2020, from a stroke. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Georgiana Rajtora Luthi and Frederick Reynard Luthi on November 16, 1939. His mother later married Joseph Kulich who adopted Fred. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rockwood Kulich, their son Frederick Joseph Kulich (Raquel), grandson John Kulich (Tania), granddaughter Rachel Kulich, his sister, Barbara Merwin-Kehl, and cousin Russell Major.  He was preceded in death by his son John.&n…

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    Arnold Helt

    View Arnold Helt Arnold R. Helt, 78, of Terre Haute passed away March 29, 2020 in I. U. Health in Indianapolis.  He was born January 1, 1942 in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Floyd F. and Lenora Victoria Edington Helt.  Arnold worked for the Indiana Gas and Chemical Company as a mechanic and pipefitter until the company closed.  He was a long time member of the Apostolic Tabernacle of Truth in Farmersburg.  Arnold loved the outdoors; gardening both flowers an…

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    SCHROEDER, Sister Marie Jan 12, 1923 – Mar 30, 2020

    SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS [mdash] Sister Marie David Schroeder died on March 30, 2020 in Mother Theodore Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was born on Jan. 12, 1923 in Jasper, IN, to Edward and Theresa Reyling Schroeder and was baptized Mary Catherine. Sister Marie David entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Jan. 5, 1941 and professed Final Vows Jan. 23, 1949. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree from Indiana State University. Of her 79 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in education for 45 years in Indiana, Illinois and California. She taught at St. Benedict School from 1957 to 1959. Retiring…

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    BORDERS, Norma Mar 8, 1943 – Mar 31, 2020

    Norma “Jean” (McHenry) Borders left our earth to be with her Lord Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and will be greatly missed by Carl, her children, grandchildren and friends. She was born March 18, 1943 in Jackson, MI, to Walter McHenry and Mildred (Barnard) McHenry. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Carl Eugene Borders of Jasonville, IN; children, Norman E. Borders of Indianapolis, IN, and Carla Jean Borders of Indianapolis, IN; and grandchildren, Eric F. Borders, Ryan E. Borders, Erin R. Lammott and Jenna K. Lammott Klein. She was preceded in death by her parents. Jean graduated Midland High School, and married Carl on August 1, 1959 at Jasonville Baptist…

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    CRAWFORD, Mary Mar 17, 1927 – Mar 26, 2020

    Mary Jayne Miller Crawford, 93, of Terre Haute passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Springhill Village. She was born March 17, 1927 In Terre Haute to Robert W. Miller and Alyne Rausch Miller. Survivors include her two daughters, Michelle Walden (Steve) and Melinda Dickerson (Charlie); six grandchildren, Heather Norris (Mike), Courtney Walters (Kris), Kaitlyn Dickerson, Kristin Dickerson, Matthew Dickerson, and Shawn Walden (April); seven great grandchildren, Owen, Joseph, Landon, Leighton, Lucas, Shane and Kambri; nephew, Darrell Dressler; great nieces; great nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darrell; and daughter, Melany Bradshaw. Mary Jayne was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family…

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    (ADAMS) WENTZ, Sharon May 7, 1940 – Mar 28, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Sharon Lee (Adams) Wentz, 79, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Sharon was born May 7, 1940 in Turman Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, and was the daughter of Clay and Bonnie (Pound) Adams. She graduated from Graysville High School in 1958. Sharon married Lee Wentz on February 1, 1964, celebrating 55 years together. Their children are Jennifer, Tim and David (Cassandra) Wentz. Grandchildren are Bret and Conner Syrek, Katie (Adam) McGowan, Vanessa and Dominic Wentz; and great-grandson, Spencer McGowan. Sharon is also survived by her siblings, Bob (Sue) Adams, Connie Adams, and Mary Ann (Jay) Ferguson; as well as many nieces and nephews. A…

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    HARVEY, Earle May 21, 1939 – undefined, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Earle Harvey passed peacefully in the care of Hospice at Waters at Greencastle on March 26, 2020. Earle was born on May 21,1939 in Chicago, Ill., to William Earl Harvey and Elizabeth Benson Harvey. He retired from the US Army after 20 years in the Chaplin’s Corps. After his Army years he went on to complete his Master’s Degree. He was a proud associate at St. Mary-of-the-Woods and very active in his community. Earl is survived by two sisters, Beth and Kitty; two nieces, Dori and Sara; and many other family and friends. No funeral is scheduled because of community sanctions. Earl will be laid at rest…

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    WEIDOW, Donald Mar 4, 1954 – Mar 8, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Donald Todd Weidow, 66, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 11, 2020, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1954, in Indianapolis to Donald and Jeanne Elaine (Killian) Weidow. Todd is survived by his sister, Sharon Berry of Terre Haute; nephew, Bill Berry and his son Cole Berry of Terre Haute; niece, Lisa Ryan and her daughter Abigail Ryan of Gresham, OR; his family of friends and co-workers from Seelyville, Staunton, Brazil, and other communities who were very special to him; and his beloved dog, Diva. He was preceded in death by his parents. Todd worked at CBS from 1973 to 1982.…

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    CHATHAM, Betty Nov 30, 1938 – Mar 29, 2020

    Betty (Bryant) (Sanders) Chatham went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2020. Betty was born November 30, 1938, to Mary Harris and Billy Bryant. Betty was survived by her brother Bill Bryant and Sister Judy Wilson (Dan); her children Richard Sanders Jr. (Kimberly), Michael Sanders (Maggie), and Bryan Sanders; her stepson Michael Chatham (Kathy); and daughters-in-law Loretta Sanders (Greg Sanders, deceased) and Pamela Sanders; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and lots of nieces and nephews. Betty was a hairdresser, and an artist. She was an excellent dancer with the Illiana Hoedowners. She loved to dance so much she never missed a step, and was a karaoke…

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    George Higginbotham

    View George Higginbotham Terre Haute George E. Higginbotham, age 73, passed away unexpectedly March 27, 2020 at home. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Fernn Higginbotham and a brother. George is survived by his wife, Tomi, two sons and their spouses, a granddaughter, other family members and close friends. In honor of George’s memory, please pass forward and act of kindness. Memorial services will be held at a later date d…

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    HIGGINBOTHAM, George Feb 17, 1947 – Mar 27, 2020

    TERRE HAUTE [mdash] George E. Higginbotham, age 73, passed away unexpectedly March 27, 2020 at home. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Fernn Higginbotham; and a brother. George is survived by his wife, Tomi; two sons and their spouses; a granddaughter; and other family members and close friends. In honor of George’s memory, please pass forward an act of kindness. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19. Online condolences may be left at: