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Jane H. Adamson

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Jane H. Adamson, 90, of Terre Haute passed on to her Heavenly Home at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004. Mrs. Adamson was the school librarian for Garfield High School until its closing, and then a librarian for Terre Haute North Vigo High School, where she retired in 1983. She also worked for the Vigo County Public Library.

She was born April 9, 1914, in Huntertown to Herschel Hollopeter and Emma Lou Tilden Hollopeter.

She is survived by a son, "Chuck" Adamson and his wife Debbie of Terre Haute; a daughter, Judie Adamson Dierdorf and her husband Mark of Brazil; a daughter-in-law, Chris Adamson of Mokena, Ill.; her grandchildren; Angela, Stuart, Eric, Melisa, Robert and Audrey Adamson and Kevin Van Arsdale; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert C. Adamson, who died in 1965; a son, Thomas Tilden Adamson, who died in 1974; and a granddaughter, Kelly Fuqua.

She was a 1931 graduate of Wiley High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended McMurray College and graduated with a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in 1936, where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She earned her masters degree in 1970 and her professional librarian license from Indiana State University.

Funeral services were in the Chapel of Memories in Roselawn Memorial Park. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. Friends may make contributions to the Kelly Fuqua Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 2901 Ohio Blvd., Ste. 153, Terre Haute, IN 47803-2239.


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Dorothy Mae Dowen Bain

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Dorothy Mae Dowen Bain, 76, of Terre Haute died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in her residence. She was a teacher for the Vigo County School Corp., for 22 years.

She was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Terre Haute to Ruben Dowen and Ellnora Allen Dowen. Her husband of 45 years, Leslie Bain Jr., died Aug. 6, 1988.

Survivors include one son, Leslie E. Bain III of Evansville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Dowen and Charlotte Ellen Bain Connor, both of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Thelma Scott, Ruth Greene and Mary Caserotti; and two brothers, Frank Dowen and James Dowen.

She was employed in the insurance business for 23 years. She taught five years at the former Gerstmeyer Junior High School, one year at the former Gerstmeyer High School and at Terre Haute North Vigo High School from time of opening until her retirement in 1987. She was a life member of the National Education Association, a member of Theta Alpha Phi Honorary Fraternity at Indiana State University, where she helped Mr. Thomas Headly and Dr. Gladys Rohrig originate Summer Theater. She worked in summer theater for eight years. She was a life member of the Womans Department Club and was a program chairman for the art and music department. She was vice-president of Colonial Dames, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Daughters of the American Colonist. Her love of flowers led her to be a member of the Fair Garden Club.

Services were at The Callahan Funeral Home. Entombment is in the mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Pallbearers were Mike Greene, Frankie Dowen, Jim Allen Dowen, Fred Herrington, Andy Mech and Jim Peo.


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Margaret "Peggy" Blair

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BRAZIL -- Margaret "Peggy" Blair, 79, of Brazil died at 11:56 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was an educator for 42 years. She taught in Norris City and Belleville, Ill., and Gerstmeyer High School and Terre Haute North High School in Terre Haute. She was the chairman of the English department at Gerstmeyer from 1961 through 1971 and at Terre Haute North from 1971 through 1987.

She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Terre Haute to George Hallock and Louise Eccles Hallock. Her husband, Benjamin Paul "Bubbles" Blair died in 1998.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Nanci Blair Closson of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; one stepson, Tad O. Blair of South Bend; and grandsons, Shannon Closson of Tucson, Ariz., Corey Closson of Indianapolis, Benjamin Ray Blair of Troy, Ohio and Jeremy Blair of Kings Bay, Ga. She also was preceded in death by her parents.

She graduated from Wiley High School in Terre Haute, and received her AB degree from Indiana State University in 1945 and her master's degree in 1952. She was active in the community, participating in several organizations, including Tri Kappa Sorority where she served as council (state) president from 1985 through 1987, Brazil Public Library board of trustees, Clay Civic Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, Women's Reading Club, Ladies' Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6606 in Clay City, Fort Harrison Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Vigo County Retired Teachers, Indiana State Retired Teachers, North Ladies and the Bridge Club. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

Private family graveside services were held in Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil. Visitation was at in Moore Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Clay County Community Foundation, 523 E. National Ave., Brazil, Indiana 47834.


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George David Boaz

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George David Boaz, 75, of Terre Haute died at 8:35 a.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He worked with Boaz Real Estate and Insurance.

He was born September 15, 1924, in Vigo County to Donald W. Boaz and Myrtle Perry Boaz.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Pound Boaz; one son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sally Boaz of Terre Haute; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn M. Boaz Wilbat and Thomas Wilbat of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Mary Overlease of Willowbrook, Illinois; four grandchildren, Michelle A. Boaz Dukes and her husband, Jonathan, Michael S. Boaz, Taran M. Wilbat and Mariah A. Wilbat; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Donald P. Boaz.

He was also a teacher with the Vigo County School Corporation, retiring after 24 years of service, and was former owner of Boaz Radio and TV. He attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and graduated from Indiana State University, where he earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, where he received seven Bronze Stars and one medal of Good Conduct. He was a member of Maryland Community Church, Pimento Lodge 292 Free and Accepted Masons, where he served as past master, Zorah Shrine Temple, was Secretary-treasurer of Past Masters Club, worked on Shrine Circus advertising, was president of Zorah Drum and Bugle Corp in 1977, was a member of Hill Toppers Club, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and the Zorah Shrine Temple Transportation Club. He was also a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, Indiana Retired Teacher's Association, Pimento Chapter 516 Order of Eastern Star and the Kerman Grotto.

Services were held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana, with military graveside rites by VFW Post 972. Masonic memorial services were held on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131-3597.


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P. Pete Chalos

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P. Pete Chalos, 78, of Terre Haute died at 4:39 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Union Hospital.

He was born June 25, 1927, in Vigo County to John Chalos and Katherine Katrissiosis Chalos.

Survivors include his wife, Ulla Chalos; two sons, Jim Chalos and his wife Tina, and John Chalos; one daughter, Kathy Miller and her husband Jack; six grandchildren, Adams Chalos, Aron Chalos, Austin Chalos, Alexis Chalos, Sydney Miller and Zachary Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine Hoole and Mary Chalos; two brothers, Eli Chalos and Paul Chalos; two sons; and one daughter.

He was a teacher, a basketball coach and school administrator for 30 years in several area schools, before running for Terre Haute City Council, a position he held from 1972 until 1980. He was mayor of Terre Haute from 1980 to 1996. Following his terms as mayor, Chalos joined the staff of Ivy Tech Community College as a consultant and recruiter until 2002. He wrote a regular editorial column for the Tribune-Star and published four books: “Growing Up in Terre Haute”; “Just a Thought”; “Mayor”; and “Speak Out.”

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Winslow.

Services were Wednesday, June 7th in Cross Tabernacle Church, the Rev. Keith Taylor officiated. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, with military honors conducted by Krietenstein Post 104 American Legion. Visitation was Tuesday and Wednesday in the church. Mattox-Ryan Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.


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Elizabeth A. Compton

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Elizabeth A. Compton, 71, of Terre Haute died at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2007, in Union Hospital. She was a school teacher with the Vigo County School Corporation for 40 years, having taught Spanish and foreign languages at Garfield High School and also at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, where she was the chairman of the Foreign Language Department.

She was born May 21, 1935, in Terre Haute to John Johnson and Mary McKenzie Johnson.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Charles Luther Compton; a daughter, Catherine Beth Dull of Dayton, Ohio; a son, David C. Compton, D.D.S. and his wife Valerie of Ellettsville; five grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Coffman of Mascoutah, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a 1952 graduate of Garfield High School and received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Indiana State University. She was a member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, North Vigo High School Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and was past queen of Job’s Daughters at William Penn.

Funeral services were Monday at Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with the Rev. Monty Barker officiating. Burial wasin Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation was 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.


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Arthur C. Cronk

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Arthur C. Cronk, 67, of Terre Haute died Saturday, May 11, 1996.

He was born January 28, 1929, in Terre Haute to Ora Allen Cronk and Lelah Collins Cronk.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Perkins Cronk; his mother; two son, Don Cronk and Bill Alan Cronk; two daughters, Helen Diane Paul and Janice Blower; one sister, Barbara Wineinger; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grand children.

Services were held at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial was in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Norman Luther Darrow

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Norman Luther Darrow was born in Indianapolis on March 18, 1918, and passed away on Nov. 19, 2010, in Rio Rancho, N.M. He married Harriet Driskell on Jan. 18, 1941. Mr. Darrow received three degrees from Indiana State University including bachelor of science and master of science degrees in Education and Ed.A. in Secondary Education.

Norman taught at Wiley High School during the initial phase of his career. The second portion of his career highlighted his administrative skills as he was named Director of Personnel for the Vigo County Schools, and he remained in that capacity until 1970. Desiring to return to the classroom, he finished his career in 1983 at Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

Mr. Darrow loved teaching and also enjoyed playing and coaching tennis. Norman attended Purdue University for three years prior to transferring to ISU in 1940. He lettered at Purdue each year and was most improved player in 1938. He coached the Wiley tennis team for several years and remained active as a recreational player most of his life. He was an accomplished golfer and recorded a hole-in-one in 1935.

Mr. Darrow relished his retirement years until Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of his capabilities. He and his wife, Harriet, gradually transformed their home on Lakeview Drive into a vivid palette of living color through hours of toil in their gardens.

Mr. Darrow basked in the love of his family and while preceded in death by Harriet, he is survived by a sister, Nancy Yeager; son, Gregory L. Darrow and wife Beverly; granddaughters, Amy L. Tomlinson and husband Brett; Amanda L. Wedl and husband Brian, and Rachel E. Darrow; and great-grandsons, Fynn R. Wedl and Grey D. Wedl.

The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) in lieu of flowers.


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Robert Warner Fiess

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Robert Warner Fiess, 82, of Terre Haute died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in Union Hospital. He was a teacher for the Vigo County School Corp., for 32 years.

He was born May 3, 1920, in Terre Haute to Phillip Matthew Fiess and Wilhelmina Dreusicke Fiess.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Debney Fiess, whom he married Feb. 9, 1945; two sons, R. Dean Fiess and his wife, Carol of Elkhart and Richard Fiess and his wife, Stephanie of Deer Park, Texas; one daughter, Elaine Reaves and her husband, Larry of LaPorte; two granddaughters, Kristen Reaves of LaPorte and Bethany Fiess of Deer Park; seven grandsons, David Fiess and his wife, Amber of Fort Wayne; Timothy Fiess of Indianapolis, Jeffrey Fiess and his wife, Lisa of Las Vegas, Michael Reaves and his wife, Angie of La Porte, Neal Fiess, Brian Fiess and Joseph Fiess, all of Deer Park; one stepgrandson, Ronald Letterman of Deer Park; one great-grandson, Will Fiess of Fort Wayne; one niece, Martha Elliott and her husband, Joseph of Danville, Ill.; and one nephew, Donald Donham of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers.

He was a World War II veteran, serving as radar technician in the Signal Corps and Air Corps. He graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree in 1949 and a master of science degree in 1951. He first taught school at Blackhawk Junior and Senior High School, served 16 years as mathematics chairman at Gerstmeyer Technical High School and was chairman of the mathematics department at Terre Haute North Vigo High School for 11 years. He was president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 734. He was a Sunday School teacher, chairman of Votes Assembly, and was a 12-year member of the board of elders of Immanuel Lutheran Church. For nine years he was secretary of the board of directors of the German Oberlander Club. He held membership in the Indiana German Heritage Society. He was a life member of the Lawton-Byrum Post 972 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He belonged to the Hux Prostate Cancer Support Group. He was active in the Anthony Square Euchre Club.

Services were held Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana, with military graveside rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47807; or, to the American Cancer Society. DeBaun Springhill Chapel assisted with arrangements.


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James Foley

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FONTANET -- James Foley, 55, Fontanet, Indiana, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, June , 1984 in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana. He was a retired schoolteacher.

He was born July 30, 1928, in Fontanet to Frank and Ethel Evan Foley.

Survivors include his mother, Fontanet; and one sister, Mary Etta Foley, Fontanet.

He was a graduate of Fontanet High School and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Indiana State University, and also studied at Goethe Institute, Germany. He taught in several area high schools, including Fontanet, Honey Creek, Wiley, Gerstmeyer, and North Vigo. He was a member of German Teachers of America, Vigo County Teachers Association, and St. Augustine Catholic Church.

Services were held in Mattox Wood Fontanet Chapel. Burial was in Cress Cemetery.


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Virginia Louise Fuqua

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Virginia Louise Fuqua, 90, of Terre Haute died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2003, in her residence. She was a teacher, having retired from Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

She was born March 11, 1913, in Terre Haute to Lester Jack and Josephine Moschenross Jack. Her husband, Dr. Harold B. Fuqua, died in 1959.

Survivors include three sons, Peter and his wife, Opal and Bruce Fuqua, all of Terre Haute, and Stuart Fuqua and wife, Theresa of Paris, Illinois; one daughter, Susan and Craig Smith of Kokomo; three grandson, Eric Fuqua, Phillip and Alec Smith; and one great-grandchild, Tyler Fuqua. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She was a Wiley High School graduate and taught at Wiley High School, and at Garfield High School for eight years, where she was head of the English Department. She was a member of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, Women's Department Club, and Tri Kappa and Delta Gamma sororities.

Private graveside services were held. Cremation was scheduled. Mattox Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 705 Putnam Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802; or, to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. First Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807.


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William J. Giffel

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William J. Giffel, 65, of 2334 N. Seventh Street died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 1988 in Union Hospital. He was a retired schoolteacher.

He was born August 24, 1922, in Terre Haute to William J. Giffel and Minnie Hauschild Giffel.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Giffel; one daughter, Gail Nattkemper of Terre Haute; and one brother, Marcin L. of Terre Haute.

He taught at Garfield and North Vigo high schools and at Indiana State University. He was a veteran of World War II and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Sycamore Club, Strawberry Hill Cannoneers, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Elks Lodge 86 and William Penn Lodge 727 F&AM.

Services were held in Cross Funeral Home, burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Pallbearers were Jack Kerins, Granville Lowe, Fritz Kraly, Howard Miller, Robert Petry, Dick Conley, and Charles Sills.


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Doris T. Grant

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Doris T. Grant, 71, of 612 Parkview Road, Terre Haute, died at 1:52 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 1986. She was a retired teacher and had taught at Gerstmeyer High School and North Vigo High School.

She was born October 7, 1915, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Willard A. Turner and Mary Gartland Turner.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick R. Grant, Sr.; one daughter, Barbara West of Wheaton, Illinois; three sons, Frederick R. Jr., of Terre Haute; Geoffrey of Palatine, Illinois, and James of Indianapolis, Indiana; three sisters, Margaret Kelly of Marengo, Illinois, Ruth Sell of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Mary Price of Princeton, New Jersey; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority.

Services were held in the Callahan Funeral Home East Chapel, with Mass of the Resurrection in the church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.


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Ruth Hartman

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Death confirmed, by Ellen Slaven who attended her funeral. Mrs. Hartman died in Indianapolis, Indiana, but I have been unsuccessful in finding her obituary.


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Barbara Hatt

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Barbara J. Hatt, 60, of 1842 N. 10th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, July 26, 1991, in Union Hospital. She was a retired teacher at Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

She was born February 20, 1931, in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Ralph Simms and Mabel Ball Simms.

Survivors include her husband, C. Willilam Hatt; one son, Dennis Hatt of Ellettsville, Indiana; two daughters, Daphne Newport of Terre Haute and Debra Pepple of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two sisters, Linda Shearer of Terre Haute and Jody Burke of Darlington; and six grandchildren.

She was a member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, Delta Theta Tau, Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of EAstern STar Chapter 4444, National Council of Teachers of English, Indiana Teachers of Writing, National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association and Vigo County Teachers Association.

Services were held in Thomas Funeral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Pallbearers were Walt Engle, Joe Tower, Bennie Ranum, Norm Williams, Bob Bass, and Mytron Lisby.

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William Hatt

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C. William Hatt, 65, of 1842 N. 10th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1993, in Union Hospital. He was music coordinator and teacher for the Vigo County School Corporation.

He was born February 25, 1928, at Crawfordsville, Indiana to Albert Hatt and Thelma Douplas Hatt. His wife, Barbara Hatt, died in 1991.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Hatt of Ellettsville, Indiana; two daughters, Daphne Newport of Terre Haute and Debra Pepple of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one sister, Marcia Diekhoff of St. Louis, Missouri; his stepmother, Alice Hatt of New Market, Indiana; one stepsister, Betty Hutchinson of New Market; and six grandchildren.

He was a member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, Montogomery Lodge 50 Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Delta Tau Delta, National Education Association, Music Educators' National Conference, Indiana Music Educators' Association, Indiana State School Music Association, American String Teachers' Association, American School Band Directors' Association, Indiana Bandmasters' Association, Indiana Elementary Music Educators' Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Alpha Phi Omega.

Services were held in Thomas Funeral Home. Cremation was scheduled.


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William H. James

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BRAIL, Indiana. (Special) William H. James, 46 of RR16, a chemistry teacher at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, died at 2:55 a.m. Monday, September 15, 1975 in Clay County Hospital.

Survivors are the widow, Teri; two sons, David M. and Steven M., both at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Leachman, Mrs. Thelma Campbell, both of Brazil, and Mrs. Margaret Heben Streit, Indianapolis.

James was a graduate of Indiana State University and had formerly taught at Clinton, Glenn, and Gerstmeyer High Schools. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a life-time member of Brazil First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of American Chemistry Society, National Science Teachers Association and Local No. 734 American Federation of Teachers.

Services were held at Miller and Sons Funeral Home, burial was in Clearview Cemetery.


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Charlotte Siegelin Jones

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Charlotte Siegelin Jones, 82, of Riley, Indiana, died at 12:15 p.m. in Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida. She taught history and business from 1936 to 1977, when she retired from North Vigo High School.

She was born August 30, 1915, in Clay County, Indiana to Melvin Siegelin and Hattie Modesitt Siegelin. Her husband, Paul Jones died August 8, 1975.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Diana C. and Bud Probasco of Fort Myers, Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin P. and Loretta Jones of Riley, Indiana; one sister, Jean Beach of El Cajon, California; grandchildren, Tammy Smith, Angela Jones, and Jennifer Probasco, all of Terre Haute, Laura Fagin and Nathan Jones, both of Riley, and Jessica Probasco of Fort Myers; great-grandchildren, Dakota Smith of Terre Haute and Alexa Jones of Riley; and several nieces andnephews.

She had taught history and business at Riley High School and the former Garfield High School. She was a member of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Rebecca Lodge in Riley, Indiana Farmers Union, and Riley Alumni Association.

Services were held in Mattox-Fox Riley Chapel. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church.


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Ray Earl Keller

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Ray Earl Keller, 58, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Terre Haute, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002. He was a company supervisor for Sarasota Builders and Remodelers Inc.

He was born July 13, 1944, in Portland, to Earnest L. Keller and F. Deloris Strauss Keller.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Ellen Stoltz Keller; his parents of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Paige Keller Patterson of Boonville; four sons, Bradley Keller of Endicott, N.Y., Brian A. Keller of Redmond, Wash., Daniel R. Keller and Andrew D. Keller, both of Sarasota; two sisters, Rhea L. Keller Fox of Gibson Island, Md., and Ramona J. Keller Rariden of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Rosemary Sitzman of Newburgh; and other in-laws of Evansville.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in music education in 1965, and his Master of Science degree in music education in 1966, both from Indiana State University. He was a music instructor at Gerstmeyer High School, Garfield High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School, and was a bassoonist with the Terre Haute Symphony. He also was a new car sales manager for Sycamore Chevrolet. He was of the Methodist faith.

Memorial services were held in Turtle Beach, Florida Sarasota Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Gulfcoast, Florida, 2201 Cantu Court, Sarasota, FL 34232; or, to the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234.


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Lela Rector Lemmon

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Lela Rector Lemmon, 83, of Terre Haute, Indiana died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Davis Gardens Health Care Center. She was a retired home economics teacher and had worked for Vigo County School Corp. for 36 years.

She was born July 20, 1921, in Vigo County to Russell Rector and Gertrude Hein Rector. Her husband, Robert E. Lemmon, whom she married May 5, 1943, preceded her in death July 27, 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Smith of Fort Wayne, and Janet Cline of Kiawah Island, S.C.; two sons, Bruce Lemmon of Terre Haute, and Mark A. Lemmon of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Helen Kempf of Terre Haute; two brothers, Robert Rector of Riley, and Marvin Rector of Avon; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Noble Rector, who died in 1992.

She was a 1941 graduate of Indiana State University. She was a member of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and AARP.

Funeral services were held in Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., with the Rev. Roy Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Robert and Lela Lemmon Scholarship Fund, in care of the ISU Foundation.


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Florida Lowry

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Florida L. Lowry, 77, of Terre Haute died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2006 in her residence. She was a schoolteacher 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, Billy 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. Lowen 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. During the course of her career, she taught at West Vigo High School from 1960 to 1962, Gerstmeyer from 1962 to 1971, and Terre Haute North Vigo High School from 1971 to 1989. She received the Eleanor St. John Distinguished Alumni Award 1981, National Federation of Business and Professional Woman’s Conference Outstanding Woman of the Community 1981, and was named Southern Indiana Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1975, 1977 and 1980. She was a member of several professional organizations, groups and professional Girl Scout director.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Burial is in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Tuesday in the funeral home.


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Rex L. Magner

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Rex L. Magner, 69, of Terre Haute died Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was retired from the Terre Haute North High School Choral Department, where he was department chairman and was named Teacher of the Year in 1990.

He was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Orleans to John Magner and Blanche M. Russell Magner.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Robert Burgess of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a 1958 graduate of Indiana State University, with a bachelor of arts and a master of arts degree in music education. He was a member and past lieutenant governor of Terre Haute Kiwanis, member of Community Theatre of Terre Haute, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Summer Theater Program and Vigo County Historical Society, was organist and choir director of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church, now known as Unity Presbyterian Church, member of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, and life member of Phi Delta Kappa, NEA and ISTA. He also had been awarded the Arts Illiana Lifetime Achievement Award.

Following cremation, graveside services will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, with the Rev. Linda Jo Peters officiating. There will be memorial services at a later date. DeBaun Funeral Homes assisted with arrangements.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rex Magner Scholarship Fund, in care of the ISU Music Department, Terre Haute, IN 47809.


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Mary Ella Tranbarger Malola

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Mary Ella Tranbarger Malola, 77, of Terre Haute died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She taught English and journalism for the Vigo County School Corporation.

She was born May 25, 1923, in Evansville to John Mason Work and Irene Heinlin Work. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John C. Tranbarger; and her second husband, Mousa Asaaf Malola.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ann Irene and Jim Phillips of Morgan County; two grandsons, Andy Phillips of Peru and Nick Phillips, a university student in Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Ruth Iodice of Kensington, Calif., and Grace Clayton of Evansville; and one brother, Bill Work of Evansville. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Kay Work, Stanley Work and Dale Work.

She received her bachelor's degree in English in 1945, her master's degree in English in 1959, and her sixth year in English in 1968, all from Indiana State University, and received an honorary doctorate in literature from the World University in 1985. She taught English and journalism at Gerstmeyer High School from 1959 to 1972, taught English and journalism at Terre Haute North Vigo High School from 1972 to 1980, and taught English and was yearbook sponsor at Terre Haute South Vigo High School from 1980 to 1989. She also was employed as classified advertising supervisor with the Tribune-Star from 1945 to 1958.

She was a life member and very active in the National Education Association and Indiana State Teachers Association, serving as a delegate to several conferences and served on several committees. She was a member of Vigo County Teachers Association where she served as executive vice-president, public relations chairperson and on the executive council. She was a member of Indiana High School Press Association, Wabash Valley Press Association, was a member of Quill & Scroll International Honor Society and founded the first chapter in Terre Haute. She was a member of American Association of University Women, serving as president of the Terre Haute branch and also as secretary and on the board of directors; was named Woman of the Year in 1985, served on the Civitan board of directors, was secretary and legislative chair person of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, was a member of University Wives Club of ISU and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was published in National Poetry Anthology for 11 years and taught English to students of various ethnic backgrounds. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women, International Who's Who of Intellectuals, International Who's Who in Community Service, International Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership, Who's Who in American Education, as well as several other listings. She was a volunteer at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, where she amassed approximately 9,800 hours of community service. She also was a member of St. George Orthodox Church, where she served as Ladies Society president and secretary, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher, Society of St. George treasurer and Parish Council secretary.

Services were at St. George Orthodox Church. Burial was in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana. Visitation was at Mattox-Ryan South Seventh Street Chapel, with Trisagion prayer services. Memorial contributions may be made to either Terre Haute Regional Hospital Volunteer Department or to St. George Orthodox Church.


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Shelly L. Morgan

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Sponsored Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Bible Club.

BRAZIL — Shelly L. Morgan, 81, of Camby, Ind., formerly of Terre Haute and Brazil, passed away May 2, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 22, 1932, in Ponca City, Okla., the son of Dr. Louis Schubert Morgan, M.D. and Billye Benefiel Morgan.

Shelly graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., in 1957 and was ordained in the Assemblies of God Denomination. Shelly later received a bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University and his master’s degree in education from Indiana State University. Shelly taught first at Sarah Scott Junior High School, then Garfield High School, and in 1972 Terre Haute North High School, and Mr. Morgan taught English, Social Studies, Economics and U.S. History during his career. Mr. Morgan also sponsored Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Bible Club. He retired from teaching in 1995.

Shelly was also known as the Rev. Shelly Morgan holding positions in Spencer First Assembly of God Church for four years and then later at Assembly of God Church on N. 13th Street in Terre Haute. There he was the music director and the assistant minister. Shelly taught at the Federal Prison and in his later years he was active in Bible Study and ministry at the House of Hope in Clay County. Shelly always supported youth programs, especially Youth for Christ.

On Dec. 21, 1957, Shelly was united in marriage to Hilda Shields Morgan. Together they raised their family in a house filled with faith, love and music. Shelly found joy in his many friends and also in nature. He loved feeding the birds, tending to his flowers and gardening.

Survivors include his dear wife, Hilda of Camby; their sons, Rob Morgan of Tampa, Fla., and Rick Morgan and wife Terrie of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Preston Morgan, Gentry Morgan, Ethan Morgan, and Paige Morgan; a half brother, Dr. Louis Morgan of Bartlesville, Okla.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jayme and Larry Hamilton of Fishers; many nieces and nephews; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Louis Morgan; his mother, Billye Visek and stepfather, Dr. August Visek; two brothers, Maurice Morgan and Gene Morgan.

Services were held Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., in Brazil, with Pastors Tim Russell and Johnny Garrison officiating; Honorary Officiant, the Rev. D. Leroy Sanders. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be directed to House of Hope, 5525 W. U.S. Highway 40, Brazil, IN 47834. Pallbearers will include grandchildren and special friends, Tim Thacker, Wade Thacker and Gail Siler.



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Claud Elwood "Woody" Roloff

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Claud Elwood “Woody” Roloff, 69, of Terre Haute died Tuesday morning, June 30, 1998, in Royal Oaks Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was a social studies teacher, football coach and athletic director at Martinsville, Ill., Clinton and North Vernon, and at the former Gerstmeyer High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School, retiring in 1989, after 35 years of service.

He was born February 25, 1929, in Terre Haute to Claud Roloff Sr., and Trella Swain Roloff.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Peggy Ophoff Roloff; one daughter, Toni Roloff of Terre Haute; one son, Michael Roloff and his wife, Karen of Northbrook, Ill; and three granddaughters, Erika Roloff, Katrina Roloff and Carlissa Roloff. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Miriam Horne.

He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award and the Dick Martin Coaches Award.

Services were held in The Callahan Funeral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the Carl S. Riddle Trust Fund Scholarship, c/o Terre Haute First National Bank, Box 540, Terre Haute, Ind. 47808.


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Boyd Schepper

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Head of Social Studies Department

Boyd Schepper, 66, died Wednesday, March 11, 1981 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Danville, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie.

He was a veteran of World War II, and active in veteran's affairs. A retired Vigo County School Corporation teacher, he was once head of the social studies department at North Vigo High School.

Services were held at Callahan funeral home.


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Milton Schlatter

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Coordinator of Industrial Education

HARMONY -- Milton Gene Schlatter, 71, of Harmony, Indiana died at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 1986 in Clay County Hospital, Brazil, Indiana. He was a retired teacher and school administrator.

He was born April 8, 1915, in Brazil, Indiana to William Henry Schlatter and Selma S. Rojahn Schlatter.

Survivors include his wife, Rosanna Duncan Schlatter; one daughter, Sara Martin of Harmony, Indiana; three brothers, Frederick of Ocala, Florida, Jack of Poland, Indiana, and Robert of Reelsville, Indiana; two sisters, Shirley McElroy of Reelsville, Indiana and Anna Louise Hadley of Plainfield, Indiana; and nieces and nephews.

He taught at Gerstmeyer High School and North Vigo High School and for 17 years was coordinator of Industrial Education. He received his Master's Degree from Indiana State University. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Brazil Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Delta Kappa and Epsilon Pi Tau fraternities, Knightsville Masonic Lodge 409 F&AM, Knightsville Order of Eastern Star 238, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, CARS at Rockville, Indiana, served on the board of Clay County Learning Center, past secretary Knightsville Sewage Board, and president of Harmony Town Board.

Services were held in Miller Memorial Chapel. Masonic memorial services were held on Friday. Burial was in Calcutta Cemetery.



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Coach Howard Sharpe

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Howard L. Sharpe, 89, of Terre Haute, Indiana died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, in Union Hospital. He was a retired high school basketball/baseball coach with the Vigo County School Corp.

He was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Vincennes, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Frances Elizabeth Sampson Sharpe; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Marcia Sharpe of Boca Raton, Florida; one daughter, Judith Sharpe of Gaithersburg, Maryland; one brother, Stanley Sharpe of Crown Point, Indiana; one sister, Dorothy Sopko of St. Cloud, Florida; and four grandchildren, Allison Sharpe, Wendy Wilson, Jay Sharpe and Megan Sharpe. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister.

Funeral services were Monday, April 11th at the Roselawn Memorial Chapel. Visitation was Sunday, April 10th at the Howard L. Sharpe Gymnasium at Chauncey Rose Middle School. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., was in charge of arrangements.

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Gene Kenneth Shike

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Gene Kenneth Shike, 75, of Terre Haute, died March 13, 2009, at Union Hospital. He was beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend of many.

He was born February 25, 1934, in Washington, D.C., to William Ray Shike and Ruth Shike.

He served as an educator, coach and school administrator for nearly 40 years. Gene was an athlete and graduate of Hammond Tech High School. He attended and obtained his bachelor's and postgraduate degrees from Indiana State University. His love of sports included coaching football, wrestling, track, and baseball. His many years of dedicated service to education included: Hart High School in Michigan 1957-1963; Jimtown High School in Elkhart, 1963-1968; Garfield High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School. 1968–1994. He was a four-term member of the Vigo County School Board, former president of the Vigo County Teachers Association, a U.S. Navy veteran, member of Riley Lodge 390 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners of North America, Idle Creek Golf Rangers, and Bev's Morning Coffee Club. Gene will be remembered as a loving family member, encouraging mentor, role model and loyal friend.

His dedicated service will long be remembered by former students, team players and colleagues.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Taylor Shike, and his children's families: Bradley and Paula Shike, Staci and Steven Brown, Paul Shike and, Kimberly Rowell, Lori and Michael Rourke; brothers and in-laws, William and Trudy Shike, Charles and Fran Shike, Allen and Patricia Shike, Barbara Nicoson, Lorrie and Roy Lang; and cousin, Felicia Campione. He was grandfather to 12 grandchildren, and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.

According to his wishes cremation has been scheduled. A memorial service for friends and family will was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 3050 E. Davis Drive, Terre Haute, with the Rev. Steve Moore officiating. A celebration of life followed at 3 p.m. at The Landing, 3350 N. 4th St.

In lieu of flowers, the Shike family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation at 2901 Ohio Blvd. Suite 153, Terre Haute, IN 47803.


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James G. Sisson

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James G. Sisson, 86, of Terre Haute died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, January. 1, 2000, in Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton. He was a retired school teacher, having taught for the Vigo County School Corp., at both Gerstmeyer High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

He was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Robinson, Ill., to Alva Sisson and Mamie E. Hussey Sisson.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Brown Sisson; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy Heady and Ed Heady of Pimento; one brother, Robert A. Sisson of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Chad Heady of Lafayette and Amy Heady of Pimento.

He was a graduate of Indiana State University, where he received both his bachelors' and masters' degrees, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Terre Haute Masonic Lodge 19 Free & Accepted Masons, Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, Indiana State Retired Teachers Association and Fort Harrison American Legion Post 40. He was a former member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, Kerman Grotto and Terre Haute Elks Lodge 86.

Services were in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian St., Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109


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Cecil J. Smith

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Cecil J. Smith, 77, of Terre Haute, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2003, at home. He was a retired teacher and vocational director and had taught at Gerstmeyer High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

He was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Galton, Illinois, to Orville Cecil Smith and Flora Helena Anderson Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bobby Lee Smith and William R. Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nancy Johnson Smith of Terre Haute; four daughters, Peggy C. Pfrank and her husband, John, of Terre Haute, Kimberly A. Johnson and her husband, Douglas, of Evansville, Janet E. Smith of Terre Haute and Patricia G. Minglin and her husband, Daniel, of Aurora, Ill.; two sisters, Betty Kania of Chicago and Thelma Cline and her husband, Kenneth, of Centerville; seven grandchildren, Sarah Thomas and husband, Rob, Abby Pfrank, Megan Pfrank, Jake Johnson, Katherine Johnson, Hanna Minglin and Nathan Minglin; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Jerry Smith.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea. He earned a Master's Degreee in science from Indiana State University. He was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon, trustee and elder; past master, treasurer and trustee at Humbolt Lodge No. 42 F&AM; Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, where he was awarded meritorious service award and was past sovereign prince council; Kerman Grotto; American Legion Post 104; and Zorah Shrine.

Services were held at Callahan Funeral Home. Masonic services and burial were in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 104. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley or Unity Presbyterian Church.


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John Fredrick Spence

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John Fredrick Spence, 83, of Terre Haute, Indiana died Saturday, December 17, 1994, in Vermillion Convalescent Center. He retired in 1977 after teaching in the Vigo County School Corporation for 40 years.

He was born November 9, 1911, at Tere Haute to John Spence and Stella Epperson Spence.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary E. Sowers Spence; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Kay and Larry Miller of Indianapolis, Indiana, Judy Goss, Jan and Buzz Page, and Jill and Brad Crow, all of Terre Haute; one sister, Genevieve Boyd of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Scott, Rod, and Brad Miiler, Tray and Troy Page, Amanda and Bradley Crow; and two great-granddaughters, Alison and Meredith Miller.

He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks at Terre Haute, Terre Haute Senior Golf League, and Indiana State University I-Men's Club.

Private services were held at Roselawn Funneral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. There was no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease research.


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Hugh Emmitt Titus

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Hugh Emmitt Titus, 77, of Terre Haute died Monday afternoon, January. 29, 2001, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was a teacher, retiring from the vocational printing department at Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

He was born May 31, 1923, in Terre Haute to Hugh A. Titus and Bernice Deal Titus.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Taber Titus; two daughters, Jeanne Long and her husband Jim of Sullivan and Nancy Martin and her husband B.J. of Terre Haute; one brother, Paul A. Titus and his wife Barbara J. of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Dorothy Eccles and her husband Don of Jasonville; one sister-in-law, Pat Titus of Orange Park, Calif.; five grandchildren, Michael Burt, Robert Burt, Michelle Criss, Shayna Neese and Brandon King; seven great-grandchildren, Justin and Cody Burt, Kaylee and Alyssa Criss, Adam Neese, Kendall and Grace Burt; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Don Titus.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Luxemburg, Germany, where he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He received his master's degree in industrial education from Indiana State Teachers College and began teaching in Vigo County schools. He is a past master of Terre Haute Masonic Lodge 19, a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, Kerman Grotto, and a member of Disabled American Veterans.

Services with Masonic services were in The Callahan Funeral Home. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana with military rites by VFW Post 972 and the American Legion.


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Domenic Valentine Varda

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Domenic Valentine Varda, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Dec. 12, 2010, at Union Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1924, in Klondyke, Indiana, he was the son of James Varda and Maria (Cortezi) Varda. He married Inez DaPieve and she survives.

Domenic was a school teacher and taught at North Vigo High School, and also at Gerstmeyer High School. He also was an electrician working for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 60 years. He served in the U.S. Army as an Army medic during World War II. He was a member in Indiana of American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, and visited the Marine Corps League frequently. He also belonged to these organizations in Florida as well. He loved traveling and reading and spent many winters as a part time resident in Cape Coral, Florida

Survivors in addition to his wife include five daughters, Sandra Ritchardson of Clinton, Regina Varda and significant other Jim of New Albany, Marion Bacon and husband John of Terre Haute, Vickie Hilderbrand and husband Don of Cape Coral, and Debbie Rogers and husband Ron of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren, Kim Milan, Robb Ritchardson, Richard Bulauski, Robert Bulauski, Jon Bacon, Elizabeth Sullivan, Julie Drew, John Livesay, Traci Leburg and Sam Dillingham; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Bukovack of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James, John and Renatto Varda; and a grandson, Troy Ritchardson.

Visitation was Wednesday, December 15 from 4 to 8 p.m., and also on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St. Services were Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Regina Varda officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park. American Legion Post 104 will perform military rites at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Vigo County Public Library, or to the charity of choice.


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Charlotte ErxLeben Walker

Library Sciences and English

Charlotte W. ErxLeben Walker, 83, of Terre haute died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in Sarasota, Florida Memorial Hospital, while staying in her winter residence in Arcadia, Florida. She was a librarian and an English teacher with Terre Haute North Vigo High School.

She was born July 15, 1915, in Terre Haute, Indiana to Frank G. ErxLeben and Elsie Ethel Perrill ErxLeben.

Survivors include her husband, Max F. Walker; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Bedwell of Monterey, Mexico; two sisters, Mary Spence of Hobart, Indiana, and Frances Fox of Terre Haute, Indiana; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents.

She was a graduate of Indiana State University and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Services were held in Thomas Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana.


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Waldola Wasson

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INDIANAPOLIS – Waldola E. Wasson, 77, of Indianapolis, Indiana died August 11, 1991 in St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.

She was born November 1, 1913.

She was survived by a daughter, Gail Kolmann.

She taught English at the former Garfield High School, and at Terre Haute North Vigo.

She was buried in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.


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Richard A. Werneke

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Richard A. Werneke, 90, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a Vigo County School Teacher for nearly 40 years.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1917, in Terre Haute to Vigo County Prosecutor Richard A. “Dick” Werneke and Nina Wynn Werneke.

His parents and his fiancee preceded him in death.

He is survived by his first cousin, Hubert English “Budd” Werneke and his wife Carrie, Suzy Werneke Anderson and her husband Rob, R.J. Forbes of Indianapolis, Gennifer Werneke Marrs currently of London, England, Christopher Werneke Anderson, Jane Roots and her husband Kelvin, and Christine Roots and Karl Roots.

He attended grade school and St. Benedict Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy, and graduated from Laboratory High School. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated with bachelor of arts and master’s degrees from Indiana State University.

He was an educator in Vigo County schools for nearly 40 years, teaching English and art at Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute North High School and Indiana State University, retiring in 1979. He served on state committees and worked to acquire benefits for teachers. He was an award winning artist and philanthropist.

He was the owner of Werneke Farms in Paris, Illinois.

He was the first to purchase an apartment in Westminster Village, where he lived independently for 25 years. He enjoyed reading, art, nature, walking a daily mile, dining with his friend Wilma Coleman, visiting with family, and driving to his farms in Paris. He was honored by family and friends with a luncheon and celebration on the occasion of his 90th birthday on Aug. 14, 2007. He was a gracious and elegant gentleman, and a Christian soul who was dearly loved and will be sadly missed.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana with Father Rick Ginther officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of services on Friday.


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Agnes Marie Welsh

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MARSHALL, ILLINOIS -- Agnes Marie Welsh, 71, of Marshall, Illinois died at 2 a.m. Friday, November 24, 1995 in Burnsides Nursing Home. She taught at Terre Haute North Vigo High School from 1971 until her retirement in 1990.

She was born June 26, 1924, in Clinton, Indiana, to Ben S. Sharp and Mary Czomak Sharp.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Welsh, whom she married October 16, 1948, in Holy Rosary Church in Seelyville, Indiana; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Conley of Terre Haute, Indiana; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall J. and Georgann Welsh of Dennison, Illinois; four grandsons, Timothy and Kevin Conley, and Matthew and Marc Welsh; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, the Altar Society of the church, Wabash Home Extension, Marshall Women's Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Marshall, a life member of Clark County Optimist Club, the Vigo County Retired Teachers Association, Clark County Porkettes and was a volunteer for the Partnership in Adult Literacy. She was a 1942 graduate of Glenn High School in Terre Haute and received her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University in 1964 and her Master's Degree in 1965. She taught at Otter Creek Jr. High School in Terre Haute from 1965-1966, and Garfield High School in Terre Haute from 1966-1971.

Mass of the Christian Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshall, Illinois, with liturgical Wake on Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial was in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Illinois.
(Mrs. Welsh was a victim of breast cancer.)


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Wanda L. Williams

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Wanda L. Williams, 64, of Terre Haute, died at 7 p.m. Monday, December 14, 1998, in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was retired from the Vigo County School Corporation.

She was born October 16, 1934, in Muncie, Indiana to Robert M. Kelly and Violet E. Newby Kelly.

Survivors include her husband, Norman L. Williams; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tina Williams of Cypress, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Robert and Anita Williams and his wife, of Monticello, Kentucky; Thomas and Janice Williams of Terre Haute; one sister-in-law, Joanne Peterson of Terre Haute; and several cousins. Her father died early in her life, and her mother and her step-father who raised her, Edward E. Kimmel, both died later.

She dedicated her life to teaching and was honored with several distinguished teaching awards before retiring in 1997, after 41 years of teaching. She was a graduate of Gerstmeyer High School and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Indiana State University. She taught English and Speech at the former Garfield High School and Terre Haute North Vigo High School. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority and the Sycamore Country Club.

Services were held in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. Musical selections were performed by Nancee South Falber. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, 7466 S. Ellenwood Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47802.


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Harry Frederick Wunker, Jr.

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TERRE HAUTE — Harry Frederick Wunker Jr., 85, of Springfield, IL, and formerly of Terre Haute died Sunday morning, July 22, 2012, in his residence.

He was a school teacher and former Chairman of the Science Department at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. Harry was born July 6, 1927, in Terre Haute, to Harry Frederick Wunker, Sr. and Sue Anna Bollinger Wunker. His wife of 51 years, Milna Taylor Wunker, preceded him in death on August 10, 2005.

Survivors include his son, Dr. Frederick Wunker of Chicago, IL; a brother-in-law, Thomas Taylor of Rockville, IN; two sisters-in law, Mary Geiger of Palm Coast, FL and Margaret Taylor of Lebanon, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Harry was a 1945 graduate of Wiley High School and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana State University. He also studied advanced graduate work in Science Supervision and Administration at Indiana University and Florida State University. Harry served in the Army of Occupation in Germany in 1947, as well as three years in the Indiana National Guard and six years in the Active Army Reserve.

He began his teaching career in 1950 in Lagrange County, Ind., and returned to Vigo County in 1952 teaching at Glenn High School and McLean Junior High School. In 1957 he was named Chairman of the Science Department at Garfield High School and remained in that position until its’ closing in 1972. He then was named Chairman of the Science Department at Terre Haute North Vigo High School and served in that position until his retirement in 1992. Harry also taught at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary and in his later years continued working by teaching homebound students.

During his career, Harry was Director of the West Central Regional Science Fair from 1980 - 1993, and in 1997 he was co-director of the Hoosier State Science Fair. Additionally, he served a three year term on the Advisory Council of the International Science and Engineering Fair. Harry was honored as a member of Phi Delta Kappa in 1958; Terre Haute’s Outstanding Young Man in 1961; State of Indiana Outstanding Biology Teacher in 1965; and Legion of Honor, Order of DeMolay in 1966. He was a member of Terre Haute Lodge #86 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Vigo County Retired Teacher’s Association and Wayne Newton American Legion Post #346.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 27, 2012 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, with Reverend Steve Moore officiating. Burial was in Highland Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #346. Visitation was scheduled for Thursday, July 26th from 5:00-7:00 P.M. with a Masonic Memorial Service took place at 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.


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George W. Yeager, 85, of Terre Haute died at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 1996, in his residence. He was a teacher with the Vigo County School Corporation retiring in June 1977.

He was born November 20, 1910, in Brazil, Indiana to John H. Yeager and Bertha LeMasters Yeager.

Survivors include his wife, Lera Miller Yeager; one son and daughter-in-law, James George and Linda Yeager of Fort Meyers, Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Michael Wood of Honolulu, Hawaii; one brother and sister-in-law, Luther L. and Mary Louise Yeager of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a graduate of Brazil High School and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Indiana State University. He was a veteran of World War II, retiring as a lieutenant commander in1964. He helped establish the local Armory and was responsible for its security. He was a member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 86, Ernie Pyle Chapter of Retired Officers Association and the Indiana State Teachers Retirement Association. He taught at Garfield High School for more than 30 years and at Terre Haute North High School for seven years.

Services were held in Thomas Funeral Home, burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana. Pallbearers were Paul Bose, Jack Dwyer, Charles Ferguson, Donald Jennings, Robert Kehrt, and Thurman Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 686 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807.

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