Roselawn Memorial Park
Obituaries
Donald Lee Lacher

Donald Lee Lacher, 69, of Terre Haute passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 in his
residence. He was born July 28, 1940 in Terre Haute, to Richard Lee Lacher and Susie
Pearl Johnson Lacher. Donald was a retired police officer from the Terre Haute City Police
Department and was the owner of Patriot Sporting Arms. He was also an avid fisherman.

Donald is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Johns Lacher, whom he married on Jan. 30, 1960;
two sons; John Lacher and his wife Barbara of Minnesota and Jeff Lacher and his wife
Mary of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Dale Lacher, Karen Allen, Nickie, Zachary,
Brennan and Jake Lacher; and four great-grandchildren, Katie Lacher, Marissa Lacher,
Jeffrey C. Lacher and Joey Allen, Jr.

Services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th
Street, with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. The Rev. Douglas Lambert will be
officiating. Cremation is scheduled.
Nellie M. Wardle

Nellie M. Wardle, 90, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Union Hospital. She
was born on May 9, 1919, to James and Clara (Moody) Loser. She had retired from Parks
Purity Pies, where she had been a longtime employee. She was a member of the Faith
Baptist Church. Her hobbies included enjoying gardening, her grandchildren, and her dog,
Lady.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Nellie “Midge” and Larry Webster
and Loretta and Tim Roberts; grandchildren, Danny Webster, John Webster (deceased),
Tammy Lloyd and husband Curt, Bryant Webster and wife Kim, Janet Stevens and
husband Dewayne, Angie Spears, Tim “TJ” Roberts and wife Lisa, and Eric “Duke”
Roberts; great-grandchildren, Bry Webster, Lance Lloyd, Catlien Webster, Nickie Webster,
Logan Lloyd, Alexis Pearson, Delynn Pearson, Misty Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Mikey
Hobbs, Cierra Spears, Skyla Terstegg, Dakota Roberts, Jayton Hulett, Linlee Hulett, and
Brooklyn Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill
Drive, with Dr. James Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Calling
hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. until services.
James Lee Phifer

TERRE HAUTE — James Lee Phifer, 77, of Terre Haute, died at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday,
April 28, 2010, in Union Hospital. He was born on March 8, 1937, in Boston, Ohio. Lee was
a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served from 1953 to 1955.

Survivors include his wife, Christa Phifer; daughters, Diana Scheid and Heidi Phifer-Cole,
both of Terre Haute; son, Michael Phifer of Warren, Ohio; six grandchildren, Stephanie
Ralston and husband Philip, Baylee Cole, and Logan Cole, all of Terre Haute, Courtney
Scheid, Aaron Phifer, and Angela Phifer, all of Ohio; and one niece.

Lee is remembered as an innovative individual who originated and helped organize
various programs and organizations including: American Space Program, ‘Operation
Moonwatch’, Terre Haute Astronomy Society, the Terre Haute Oberlander Club, Christus
Victor Lutheran Church, Terre Town Baseball League, as well as the Terre Haute Youth
Football and Soccer Leagues. Lee created and developed the Indiana Travel and Tourism
Association and the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also served on the
Chamber of Commerce P/R Council and the Marketing Council for Alliance for Growth and
Progress. He was president of Indiana Convention and Visitors Association, Regional
Director of Indiana Tourism Development, Director of the Lincoln Heritage Trail
Foundation, Board of Directors for Arts Illiana, president of Indiana Festival Association,
and was a Junior Achievement Leader. Lee also initiated the idea of creating the German
Festival, known as the Oktoberfest. Lee has over 45 years of diversified experience in
Terre Haute Industry and Business. He was employed by Ethyl Visqueen, Tri-Industries,
RC/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Convention and
Visitors Bureau, Garden Quarter Apartments, and Turner Coaches.

Lee was extremely fond of the city of Terre Haute. His true passion in life was helping
others. One of his loves was to teach others how to swim in the family pool. He will be
forever remembered.

Service are 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 2010, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N
Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Larry Reck officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the funeral home. Donations may be
made to your charity of choice.
Virgene M. Comin

Virgene M. Comin, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Union
Hospital at 6:42 p.m. She was born Oct. 19, 1919, to A.C. Moore and Florence Hardy
Moore, in Aberdeen, S.D. She was retired as the assistant trust officer for Old National
Bank, formerly know as Merchants National Bank. She was a member of Central
Presbyterian Church. She was a 1941 graduate of Indiana University, with a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration where she graduated with distinction. She was a
member of Alpha Lambda Delta honors sorority for women, Pi Lambda Theta honors
sorority in the School of Business, Omicron Delta Sorority for Junior and Senior women in
the School of Business. She also was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Daughters of
American Revolution, Woman's Department Club, the Altrusa Club, and a lifelong member
of Phi Mu Sorority at Indiana University.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Harvey L. Comin Jr., who
passed away March 31, 2002. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Walker and her
husband Tim of Brazil, and Alisa Ennis of Terre Haute; one grandson, Christopher Ennis
also of Terre Haute; one brother, Stewart Moore of Liberty, Mo., two nieces, Randy
Thackson of Ann Arbor, Mich.. and Joyce Harner of Liberty; one nephew, Roger Moore;
and one cousin, Tom Winningham.

A Celebration of life is scheduled at a later date. Arrangement have been entrusted to
Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, IN 47804. In lieu of flowers the
family suggests that contributions be made to Harmony Haven, Terre Haute Humane
Society, American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Doris M. Bruner

Doris M. Bruner, 85, of Terre Haute, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2010, in
Springhill Village Nursing Home. She was born in Terre Haute, on Nov. 4, 1925, to Otis Halt
and Gertrude (Rector) Halt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Bill” Bruner; daughter, Judy
Bruner; fiancee, John Petry; twin sister, Lois Hess; one brother; and four other sisters.

Survivors include two nephews, Greg Sankey and wife Debbie of Prairie Creek and Mark
Sankey and wife Teresa of Arizona; a special niece, Sharon Sabla and husband Paul of
Ohio; and several other nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to her caregiver Janie Loyd of Terre Haute. There are no services
scheduled. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Roselawn Funeral Home assisted
with arrangements.
Edgar D. ‘Eddie’ Johnson

TERRE HAUTE — Edgar D. “Eddie” Johnson, 50, of Clute, Texas, and formerly of Terre
Haute, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in his residence in Texas. He was born on
Oct. 5, 1959, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Edgar D. Johnson and Sally F. (McNabb)
Johnson.

Edgar went to Otter Creek Elementary School and Middle School, Madison Heights High
School in Anderson, and Ball State University in Muncie. He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps from Oct. 26, 1979 to Oct. 1, 1985. He was a Sr. Technologist of Research and
Development for Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas. His hobbies included golfing and
fishing. He was a member of the Brazo Point Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sally F. Johnson of South Carolina; sister, Julie Smith of
Kansas; brother, David Johnson of South Carolina; niece, Chanin Smith of Kansas; and
nephews, Jeremy Nuss and Christopher Nuss, both of Kansas. He was preceded in death
by his father.

Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St., with Pastor
Ray Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. The Marine Corps
League will perform military graveside services. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. in
the funeral home.
Imogene Ruth Crockett

Ruth Crockett, 87, of Terre Haute, passed away early Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Union
Hospital. She was born June 12, 1922, in Terre Haute, to Irvin and Cressie (Field) Rickard.
Ruth worked as a switchboard operator for Columbia Records where she retired. She was
a member of the Twelve Points Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Kerman Cauldron,
Daughters of the Nile, and the Senior Citizens Center. She attended North Terre Haute
Christian Church. Ruth loved to travel, and she really enjoyed sitting and spending time on
her front porch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen S. Crockett; a daughter,
Ruth Jones and her husband Larry; a grandson, Jay Dougherty; and an infant son.

She is survived by three children, Bonnie Dougherty and husband Tom of Madisonville,
Tenn., Jim Crockett of Terre Haute, and Allen I. Crockett and wife Ann of Casa Grande,
Ariz.; grandchildren, Brian Crockett and wife Stacy of Terre Haute, Eric Crockett and wife
Tracey of Indianapolis, Johnathan Crockett of Terre Haute, Cindy Rueger and husband
Kevin of Frankfort, Ill., and David Jones and wife Tracey of Clarksville, Tenn.; and six
great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Roselawn
Funeral Home, with services at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Twelve
Points Chapter Order of the Eastern Star will conduct services on Wednesday.
Janet R. Lockard

TERRE HAUTE — Janet R. Lockard, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday morning,
April 15, 2010, in the Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July
17, 1945, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of James W. Livingston and Janie M.
(Edmonson) Livingston. She married Billie M. Lockard Sr., and he preceded her.

Janet had worked as a master stylist for JC Penney and also Roots Department Store. She
had owned Janet’s Styling Salon. Her hobby was crafts and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons, Dan Lockard and wife Margaret and Jim Lockard and his wife
Rebecca; grandchildren, Danielle Lockard, Christopher Lockard, Sara Lockard, Lisa
Wenzel, Richie Gussler, Danielle Gussler, James H. Stephens II and Heather Harris; great-
grandchildren, Alexa Paige Swaybe, Trinity Wenzel, Braden Stephens, Cameron Stephens,
Kaleb Harris and Ryker Harris; two brothers, Jim Livingston and wife Sandy and Paul
Livingston; sisters, Ann Martin and husband Kent, Terry Bones and husband John,
Georgia Roberts and husband Rick, Janie Rosa, and Sandy Akers and husband Joe; and
several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, John Livingston; and sister,
Jerry Livingston.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St.
Services are 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brett Wilson officiating. Inurnment will
follow at a later date.
Coriene White

Coriene White, 85, of Clinton, passed away Saturday night, May 1, 2010, at Springhill
Village Nursing Facility, in Terre Haute. Born March 22, 1925, in Elva, Tenn., which is now
part of Big South Fork National Park, she was the daughter of Isaac Marion King and Hattie
Bell (Hatfield) King. She married Herman White, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8,
1979. Coriene was the co-founder of White Construction Inc. She was an avid gardener
and cook. She also was a major benefactor and contributor to the Wabash Valley
Community Foundation.

Survivors include four children, Karen White Smith and husband David of Windsor, Ill.,
Marcella White Speth and husband Bruce of Clinton, Anna M. White of Terre Haute, and
Herman White II and wife Denise of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Michelle Smith of
Windsor, Leslie Smith Richtor and husband Clint of Shelbyville, Ill., Natalie Speth of
Berkely, Calif., Aaron Speth and wife Lindsay of Bloomington, Rachel Speth of Los
Angeles, Herman White III, and Alyson Hanson and husband Ben, all of Clinton; four
great-grandchildren, Trent White, Tyler White, Dominic Hanson and Ainslie Eident; a sister,
Martha Kanizer of Rosedale; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in
death by her parents, two brothers, and four sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N.
Clinton St., in Terre Haute. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial
will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, in Terre Haute. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Vermillion County Community Foundation, or to the American Parkinson
Disease Association Inc. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Roy William Hogue Sr.

TERRE HAUTE — SEELYVILLE — Roy William Hogue Sr., 72, of Seelyville, died Tuesday,
May 4, 2010, at 3:02 p.m. in his residence. Roy was born on Sept. 8, 1937, in Vigo County,
to James Hogue and Hazel (Mitchel) Hogue.

He is survived by a daughter, Arlene Bryan and her husband Brad of Brazil; two sons,
Rickie Hogue and Roy Hogue Jr. and his wife Laci, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren,
Steven, Shawn and Savanna Bryan, all of Brazil, Ashley Hogue of Clinton, and Sydney
Hogue of Terre Haute; sisters, Martha Brown of Prairie Creek and Virginia and Esther, both
of California; a brother, Albert Hogue of Arizona; two very special caregivers, Andrew
“Andy” Krout and Cavin “Kevin” Sparks of Terre Haute; his adopted grandsons; a special
great-niece, Lacey Bryan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by
his parents; his beloved wife, Tilda, who died March 28, 2003; brothers, James and Archie
Hogue; and a sister, Dorothy.

He was a laborer with the Laborers Union Local 204 and was a member of Crossroads
Baptist Church in Brazil.

Visitation is today, May 7, 2010, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85
E. Springhill Drive, with funeral services at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with Pastor Olin
Strader officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, if friends so
desire, donations may be made to help off-set funeral expenses.
Bessie J. Burgan

Bessie J. Burgan, age 72, of Terre Haute passed away May 3, 2010. graveside services
are Friday May 7, 2010 in the Roselawn Memorial Park. Thomas Funeral Home assisted
with arrangements.
Gordon Fletcher

Gordon Fletcher, 88, of Parke County, passed away at 3:40 p.m. April 30, 2010, at The
Waters of Clinton, in Clinton. He was born on Oct. 31, 1921, in Rodchester, Minn., to Paul
and Allene Fletcher.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Fletcher; two daughters, Karen Finley and Wilma
Williams; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services were held at Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Bill Williams
officiating. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Regina 'Tina' Latona

ROSEDALE — Regina “Tina” Latona, 53, died Wednesday morning, May 5, 2010, in Union
Hospital. She was born on Feb. 15, 1957, in Terre Haute, to Bernard J. Latona and Phyllis
J. Latona.

Survivors include her daughter, Mattison J. Harris, two brothers, Buckley J. Latona, and
Barnie J. Latona; three sisters, Tonia S. Rice, Nolita K. Blackwell and Mary I. Hodge, her
fiancé, Larry Turner; lifetime friend, Patti Felker; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Bernardo J.
Latona

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Raymond A. Gant

TERRE HAUTE — Raymond A. Gant, 70, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, May 5,
2010, at Union Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1939, in New Castle, to Thelma Johnson
and Dale Gant. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served our country during Vietnam. He
worked for GTE as the store keeper, where he retired after more then 20 years of service.

Ray was a member of Social Lodge 86, York Rite, Scottish Rite, the Grotto, and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 972. He also was a member of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church.
Ray was a loyal fan of the Terre Haute North Patriots and he loved to go fishing.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepdad, Thelma and Carl Johnson; and
mother and father-in-law, Lois and Bill McGlosson. He is survived by his loving wife, Ronda
Gant, whom he married on Nov. 15, 1974; three children, Michael Gant and wife Julie,
Kristina Gant, and Scott Gant; grandchildren, Brittany Sherron, Ryan, Justin, Kaitlyn, Aaron,
and Joshua Gant, all of Terre Haute. Also surviving are brothers, Bruce Gant and wife Linda
of Texas and Ken Johnson and wife Sheila of Seelyville; a half sister, Susie Olson and
husband Joe of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St.,
with Masonic Lodge 86 to perform Masonic services at 7 p.m. Services will be Monday at 10
a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor David Rockhill officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn
Memorial Park with VFW Post 972 performing military honors.
Delores A. Smith

TERRE HAUTE — Delores A. Smith, 75, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 12:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 6, 2010, in her residence. She was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Tecumsah, to
Perry Pine and Valeria Evans Pine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Smith; and her parents.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Rachael Smith of Paris, Ill.; a sister
and brother-in-law, Rosetta and Don Milam of Clinton; two brothers, Perry Wayne Pine of
Clinton and Ralph Pine and his wife Pat of New Goshen; and two grandchildren, Jessie
Smith and Abbey Smith, both of Paris.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in West Terre Haute.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in
West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial
Park. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Monday.
John Woodrow Torpy Jr.

TERRE HAUTE — John Woodrow Torpy Jr., passed away April 30, 2010, in Union Hospital.
He was born on July 8, 1945, in Terre Haute, to John and Helen Torpy. John served in the U.
S. Air Force and worked as a mechanic for US Air.

He was a man of many talents and could accomplish anything he put his mind to.  He loved
fishing and his dog, Duchess.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Torpy; sisters, Bernice Walker and Debbie McGill;
brother, James Torpy; daughters and their spouses, Christi and Joshua Thorpe, Jeana
Gron and Patrick Kolp, and Lisa and Paul Sammann; son and spouse, Justin Gron and
Samantha O’connor; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his father, John Woodrow Torpy Sr.; and a sister, Darlene Gore.  

Burial will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St. The
Roselawn Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Eulalia Maxwell

TERRE HAUTE — Eulalia Maxwell, 91, of Terre Haute, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 1:45
p.m. She was born on Aug. 4, 1918, in Brazil, to Charley and Marie Jarrett Keller. She was a
retired production supervisor for the former Chesty Foods Corporation. She married Earl
Maxwell on March 9, 1941, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2000.

She is survived by two sisters, Mary Ward of Mooresville and Ida Jackson of Arizona. She
has numerous nieces and nephews. She also was preceded by her sisters and brothers,
Geneva Smith, Juanita Webb, Mabel Jack, Lola Hartley, Opal Snyder, Beulah Carbone,
James (Red) Keller, Bill Keller, and Leon Keller.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive,
with the Rev. Merrill Weir officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until service
time. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Billy R. Easton

TERRE HAUTE — Billy R. Easton, 81, of Terre Haute, passed away suddenly in his home
early Saturday morning, May 8, 2010. He was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Terre Haute, to
Raymond and Mary Katherine (Maurer) Easton. Billy graduated from Wiley High School
Class of 1946, and later attended Indiana State Teachers College for a short while. Billy
retired from the Tribune-Star after 44 years of service as a stereo typer, and for a short
time, a mailer.

He was a member of Terre Haute North Christian Church, Stereo Typer Union Local 95,
Indiana Historical Society, and Canal Society of Indiana. He was an avid genealogist, and
was very good at woodworking and making furniture. Billy enjoyed going to his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren’s events. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Dowell) Easton, whom he married on Sept. 17,
1950; two children, Randall Easton and wife Myrna of West Terre Haute, and Katherine A
Easton of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Ryan Easton and wife Cherish of West Terre Haute,
Cassidy Fountain and husband Cory of Mount Washington, Ky., and Justine Gibson of Terre
Haute; great-grandchildren, twins Ellie and Maci Easton, Bryce Easton, and twins Emma and
Chloe Fountain. Other survivors include siblings, Patricia Syester and husband Charles of
Terre Haute, and John Easton of Phoenix; stepbrothers, Tom McCoy and wife Anne of
Vernon, Ariz., and Wayne McCoy and wife Kathy of Queen Creek, Ariz.; two nieces; four
nephews; and several cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., in Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N.
Clinton St. Services will be on Wednesday in the funeral home at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ron
Hatley officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to Terre Haute North Christian Church.
Elva Josephine McCammon

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Elva Jo McCammon, 94, of Martinsville, passed away at 10:40 p.m.
Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson. She was born Dec. 24,
1915, in Forest, Miss., the daughter of Emory Parmer Weger and Rebecca Jane Sechrest
Weger. On Sept. 16, 1939, she married Alvin Aubrey McCammon. He passed away Dec. 1,
1996.

Survivors include her sister, Eula Schmidt of Robinson; sister-in-law, Mary Thompson of
Terre Haute, Ind.; nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends. She is also survived by
special friend and caregiver, Kay Adams, her husband Bill, and their daughter Jackie Evans,
who she considered her own daughter and family. She also was preceded in death by her
parents; daughter, Sharon Lee McCammon on Jan. 9, 1988; and brother-in-law, Dr. G.F.
Schmidt Jr.

She was a graduate of Robinson High School and Eastern Illinois University. She was a
school teacher for many years. She taught all eight grades at a one-room schoolhouse for
two years in Hillsboro School District. She then taught 3rd and 4th grades at Flat Rock
Elementary School for three years. She also taught her home-bound daughter, who was a
polio victim of 35 years, for 7th and 8th grade. Elva was a former member of First Missionary
Baptist Church in Flat Rock, and a member of First Baptist Church in Martinsville. She was a
50-year member of St. Grace Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. While she was a member
of the Eastern Star, she was a past matron. Elva also was a member of the White Shrine of
Casey, and was a worthy high priestess for two years. For two years, Elva was a royal
matron of the Order of the Amaranth in Paris.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Friday, May 14, 2010, at Greenwell Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Ivan Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, in
Terre Haute. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the funeral
home. Memorial donations and contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane
Society, 911 E. Wilkin St., Robinson, IL 62454.
Mary Victoria ‘Vicki’ Aldridge Turner

TERRE HAUTE — Mary Victoria “Vicki” Aldridge Turner, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away at
1:04 a.m. CDT Sunday, May 9, 2010, in St. John’s of Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She was
born in Terre Haute, on Dec. 20, 1944, to Victor Aldridge Jr. and Elizabeth Chesser Aldridge.
She was an office clerk for Hendrich Title Co. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Richard M. Turner, on Oct. 19, 1987; and also by her father.  

She is survived by her son, Ward Turner of Terre Haute; her mother, Betty Baldridge; three
sisters and one brother — who are Betty’s other children; as well as nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 1 p.m., with family members presiding. Burial will be in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home.
Elva Josephine McCammon

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Elva Jo McCammon, 94, of Martinsville, passed away at 10:40 p.m.
Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson. She was born Dec. 24,
1915, in Forest, Miss., the daughter of Emory Parmer Weger and Rebecca Jane Sechrest
Weger. On Sept. 16, 1939, she married Alvin Aubrey McCammon. He passed away Dec. 1,
1996.

Survivors include her sister, Eula Schmidt of Robinson; sister-in-law, Mary Thompson of
Terre Haute, Ind.; nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends. She is also survived by
special friend and caregiver, Kay Adams, her husband Bill, and their daughter Jackie Evans,
who she considered her own daughter and family. She also was preceded in death by her
parents; daughter, Sharon Lee McCammon on Jan. 9, 1988; and brother-in-law, Dr. G.F.
Schmidt Jr.

She was a graduate of Robinson High School and Eastern Illinois University. She was a
school teacher for many years. She taught all eight grades at a one-room schoolhouse for
two years in Hillsboro School District. She then taught 3rd and 4th grades at Flat Rock
Elementary School for three years. She also taught her home-bound daughter, who was a
polio victim of 35 years, for 7th and 8th grade. Elva was a former member of First Missionary
Baptist Church in Flat Rock, and a member of First Baptist Church in Martinsville. She was a
50-year member of St. Grace Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. While she was a member
of the Eastern Star, she was a past matron. Elva also was a member of the White Shrine of
Casey, and was a worthy high priestess for two years. For two years, Elva was a royal
matron of the Order of the Amaranth in Paris.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Friday, May 14, 2010, at Greenwell Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Ivan Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, in
Terre Haute. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the funeral
home. Memorial donations and contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane
Society, 911 E. Wilkin St., Robinson, IL 62454.
Jerry T. Corenflos

TERRE HAUTE — Jerry T. Corenflos, 70, of Terre Haute, passed away at 7:35 p.m.,
Monday, May 10, 2010, at his residence. He was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Marshall, Ill., to
Francois and Flora Corenflos. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a supervisor for Facility
Management at Indiana State University. He was a member of Krietenstein Post 104
American Legion. He was a musician and played with the Midwest Playboys Band, The
Highlanders, and several other bands over the years. He was an inductee into Wabash
Valley Musicians Hall of Fame, and was a mentor to several young musicians. He also was
an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, a fisherman, hunter, loved to play euchre, and loved playing
music.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sis Corenflos; his parents; one sister, Doris
Cartwright; and two brothers, Gene and Jack Corenflos.

He is survived by sons J.T. Corenflos, and Steven Haase and wife Kathy; a daughter, Cathy
Brown; sisters, Ruby Hill and Carolyn Allen; five grandchildren, Kristy Haase, Jacob
Corenflos, Ernie Scott and wife Kathy, Mathew Brown, and Misty Boyll; and seven great-
grandchildren.

Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave.
Visitation is noon until services Thursday. Officiating will be Nic Elliott, with military honors by
Krietenstein Post 104. Burial is at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Rex Bolinger

Rex Bolinger, 88, of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Sullivan County
Community Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1921, in Shelburn, to Roy and Maggie
(Swafford) Bolinger. Rex was a member of Rio Grande Baptist Church, and he worked as a
farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Zelma Bolinger; and three brothers, Roy
Jr., Norman, and Hollie Bolinger.

Rex is survived by siblings, Reba Coggin of Wilson, N.C., Kenneth Bolinger of Farmersburg,
and Dee Bolinger of Terre Haute; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500 N.
Clinton St. Services will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dr. Robert
Schlatter officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Robert L. Garrard

TERRE HAUTE — Robert L. Garrard, D.D.S., 96, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday,
May 13, 2010, in Union Hospital. He was born on May 12, 1914, in West Terre Haute, to Ross
and Nettie Garrard. He was a graduate of Valley High School, Indiana School of Dentistry,
class of 1950. In December 1941, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, graduated officer
candidate school as 1st Lt. serving with the 163rd Field Artillery Battalion 38th Division,
Asiatic Pacific. He served during the following battles and campaigns - Philippine Islands, New
Guinea, and Luzon. His military specialties were FA Unit Commander, Forward Observer -
Recon and survey officer and Munitions officer. Decorations awarded, American Campaign
Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippines Liberation Medal and Victory Medal.

Robert was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, United Methodist Memorial
Church, B.P.O Elks Lodge 86, Strawberry Hill Cannoneers, Zorah Shrine, Scottish Rite, Union
Hospital Dental Staff, American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Western
Indiana Dental Society, which he served as secretary from 1952 to 1953, vice-president from
1961 to 1962, and as president from 1962 to 1963.

His private practice was in Twelve Points from 1950 to 1987. He then worked with the
Gerident Group from 1987 to 1993 helping patients in the local nursing homes.

Robert was an artist, winning many awards for his oil paintings. He enjoyed hunting,
mushrooming, and was an avid fisherman.

Robert married Bette L. Abbinett on Oct. 14, 1966, whom he loved and cherished till she
passed away on Aug. 10, 1992. In 1969, a son, Robert Ross Garrard was born to them, but
God lifted him to heaven a short time after birth.

On Dec. 6, 1996, he married his high school sweetheart, Sara Lou Brentlinger  Joelson, she
preceded him in death Oct. 15, 2006. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Norma
Garrard Tiffee and brother-in-law, Dr. Harry Tiffee.

Surviving are his four stepchildren, whom he considered his own, Suzanne Abbinett Lindley
and husband Allen, Jim Abbinett and wife Karyn, John Abbinett, and Kim Abbinett; and a
niece, Sally Schmidt and husband Larry; grandchildren, Christopher Ross Lindley, Dana
Lindley and wife Mandi, Jocelyn Marie Abbinett Harrod and husband Mike, Tyler and Ryan
Abbinett, and Amber Dawn Abbinett Robertson; great-grandchildren, James Harrod, Nathan
and Drew Lindley; and a great-nephew, Anthony Schmidt.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 18, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Roselawn Funeral Home, 7500
N. Clinton St. Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with Pastor Scott
Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Harold W. Muncy

Harold W. Muncy, 82, passed away peacefully at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, in
Warsaw. He was born July 20, 1927, in Terre Haute, to Cyrus Muncy and Mary Magdalene
(Keegan) Muncy. He grew up in Terre Haute and often spoke of the good times with his
brother caddying at the local golf course and swimming at the lake. He graduated from Wiley
High School, before enlisting in the U.S. Army. After his military service Harold returned to
Indiana and attended Indiana University, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Roe
fraternity, and the varsity swimming team. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Harold accepted a position with Bituminous Materials Companies, Inc. of Terre Haute. His job
took him to New Orleans, where he met, courted, and in 1952 married Peggy Joyce Cordray,
his loving wife of 56 years. Harold and Peggy started their family in Michigan, later making
their home in El Dorado, Kans., in 1963. He was a loving and understanding father and a
great role model. The Muncys were active in a number of their church’s groups and Harold
was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He coached the youth swimming team and
followed his children’s school and sports activities. The Muncys returned to Terre Haute in
1985. They were members of St. Margaret Mary Parish.

While raising his family, he had an active career holding a number of positions at BMC. When
Elf Aquitaine Asphalt acquired BMC he was promoted to technical director. He retired from Elf
in 1994. Harold was a strong proponent of industry associations and held committee and
board positions with numerous local, national and international organizations to benefit the
highway industry. Many of the ideas he championed are in use today.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus and Maggie; his wife, Peggy; and a
granddaughter, Brooke Muncy.

Survivors include his brother, Carl of St. Cloud, Fla.; his sons, Steven and his wife Rebecca
of Raleigh, N.C., Joseph and his wife Rebecca of Warsaw; Dennis and his wife Marcia of
Tulsa, Okla., John and his wife Susan of West Memphis, Ark.; his daughter, Mikelette Uahinui
and her husband Troy of Burlington, Ky.; his grandchildren, Steve, Nathan, Jason,
Samantha, Matthew, Erica, Kristen and Austin Muncy, and Derek and Zachary Uahinui; his
great-grandchildren, Keegan and Michelle.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2009, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
in Terre Haute. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw assisted with arrangements. In
lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Margaret Mary Church’s
Food Pantry.
Elmer Edgar Humphrey

Linton — Elmer Edgar Humphrey, 84, of Clinton, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, May
18, 2010, in Union Hospital Clinton. He was born July 19, 1925, in Beaver, Okla., the son of
William Elmer Humphrey and Beatrice Swaim Humphrey. He owned and operated Humphrey’s
Garage on Western Avenue in Clinton, from 1945 to 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora “Lee” Humphrey; a daughter, Linda Reynolds of Clinton; a
son, Tim Humphrey and wife Jennifer of Terre Haute; grandchildren, A.J. Reynolds, Jacob,
Jeremy, Jordan and Joshua. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Leatha
Humphrey Adams and her husband Chester Adams.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during World War II. He was a member of
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6653, Rio Grande Full Gospel Church, Full Gospel
Businessmen’s Club, Terre Haute Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Jerusalem Chapter 254,
serving as worthy patron, and Jerusalem Lodge 99 Free & Accepted Masons.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman St.,
with Pastor Sam Ball officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute,
with full military rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Iona (Binnie) Layman

Iona (Binnie) Layman, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday, May 12,
2010, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 16, 1918, in Terre Haute, to Samuel and Flora
Fields.

She enjoyed fishing, camping, and working in her flower gardens. Our Aunt Binnie was a
incredibly proud, strong and an independent lady. She dearly loved the Lord and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Layman; her parents, Sam and Flora;
two sisters, Florence and Madeline; and two brothers, Chester and Clifford Fields.

She is survived by nieces, Rosemary Dickerson, Jeanie Barnett, Cathy Blake, Paula Watson,
Sally Slavens, and Patty Williams; and nephews, Carl Richey, Paul Richey, and Roger
Lamaster.

Memorial Services will be Monday, May 24, 2010, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park
in The Chapel of Memories Mausoleum with the Rev. James Waggoner officiating.
Mattox-Wood Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Rachael Young

Rachael Young, 32, of Brazil, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in her
sister’s residence. She was born in Terre Haute, on March 4, 1978, to Vernon Young and
Gail Cobey Young.

She is survived by her parents, Vernon and Gail Young of Brazil; two sisters, Ruth Young and
Rebecca Perez; a grandmother, Betty Edmonson; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on Monday, May
24, 2010. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the funeral home.
Phoebe Elle Pennington

TERRE HAUTE — Phoebe Elle Pennington was lifted to Heaven by angels before being able
to meet her family and friends on May 20, 2010.

She has left behind her mommy and daddy, Suzanne and Curtis Pennington; her big sister,
Emma Pennington; maternal grandma and stepgrandpa. Kristy and J.D. Steelman of
Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Ella Mae Pennington of Arkansas; and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Waiting for her in Heaven was her maternal grandpa, Dean Downs.

Graveside services will be held for her at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Park, with
Pastor Michael Pringle officiating. Roselawn Funeral Home assisted in making this angel's
arrangements.
Dorothy May Nuss

TERRE HAUTE — Dorothy May Nuss, 80, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, May 26,
2010, in her residence. She was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Graysville, to Lester McCloud and
Emma Young McCloud. She was the former owner of G and B Mercantile and a Mary Mac
representative. She also was a former manager at Kentucky Fried Chicken and also had
worked at Goldie’s and Thompson’s Restaurant. She was a longtime member of Christ
Temple Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nuss, who passed away Oct. 2, 2006; a
son, Ricky Fennel; and several brothers and sisters.  She is survived by two sons, Tommy
Fennell and Steve Fennell, both of Terre Haute; three daughters, Carolyn Warnock, Diane
Eddy, and Brenda Jones and her husband Gary, all of Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, April
and George Perrelle, John and Michelle Warnock, Lisa and Eddie Nevel, Dorothy and Travis
McCarty, Timmy and Sam Eddy, Penny and Frank Lawrarance, Tom and Autum Warnock,
Shawn Warnock, Billy Warnock, Terry Rooksberry, Keith and Stacey Rooksberry, Thomas
Fennell, Ricky Fennell and Ceidil Fennell;  29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre
Haute, with visitation  9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Merrill Weir Sr. and
Pastor Harold Davis will be officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Susan J. Wright

TERRE HAUTE — Susan J. Wright, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday morning,
May 26, 2010, in Seelyville. Born Sept. 6, 1945, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of
Bernard Ringo and Mary (Beamer) Ringo. She married Paul William Wright and he preceded
her.

Susan had worked as a entertainer. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
and the Club Soda. Her hobbies included playing cards, watching TV, dancing, nature and
generally being around people.

Her survivors include her mother; four kids, Julie White and Michael Wright, both of Terre
Haute, Mary Alice Wright of Evansville, and Paul Wright and his wife Amber Lynn of Seelyville;
several grandchildren; four siblings, Roger Ringo, Frank Carbo, Sharon Beasley and May
Beasley; several nieces and nephews; a longtime best friend, Cathy Williamson; and a good
friend, Roseann Klutey. She was preceded in death by her father; and her husband.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home. Services are 1 p.
m. with Pastor Dan Romanyk officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
David T. Plunkett

UNIVERSAL — David T. Plunkett, 52, of Universal, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010,
in his residence. He was born Feb. 8, 1958, in Terre Haute, the son of Wallace Carter
Plunkett and Idonia Connett Plunkett. He worked construction.

He is survived by his children, David M. Plunkett and Michael E. Plunkett, both of Universal,
and Joseph A. Plunkett of Terre Haute; sisters, Brenda Krise of Paris, Ill., Linda Kennedy of
Terre Haute, Carolyn Sweitzer of Crevecore, Ill., and Patricia Hooper of Tempe, Ariz.;
grandchildren, Evan Plunkett, Keyara Plunkett, Gage Plunkett, Gracie Plunkett, Ayden
Plunkett and Preston Plunkett; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his parents; sisters, Patricia Hayes and Robin Plunkett; and nephew, Aiden Roberts.

Services are today, May 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman St., in
Clinton, with the Rev. Randy Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is 9 a.m. until services today.

His pallbearers will be Matt Plunkett, Michael Plunkett, Clarence Hayes, Albert Stevens,
Robert Hayes and Doyle Padish. Following the burial in Roselawn, there will be a meal at the
Universal Town Hall.