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Elizabeth A. Thompson
TERRE HAUTE — Elizabeth A. Thompson, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Oct.
30, 2011. She was born in Dana, on Sept. 5, 1920, to Marion and D Emma (Lowry)
Rhoads. After graduating from Cayuga High School she attended Central Business
College, in Indianapolis. She was a member of Union Christian Church and Pi Rho Zeta
Sorority. She held various clerical and secretarial positions and retired from Sackrider
and Company. Her husband, Francis 'Bud' Thompson, preceded her in death in 2006.
She is survived by three sons, Terry Jarvis and his wife Judy of Terre Haute, Jay Jarvis
and his former wife Mary of Bloomington, and Mark Jarvis and his wife Shirley of Terre
Haute; two stepsons James M. Thompson of Peoria, Ill., and John F. Thompson and his
wife Karen of Bonita Springs, Fla.; one sister, Rosalie Allen and her husband Millard of
Covington; nieces, Deanna and Dawn; and a nephew, Denny. There are 10
grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with the Rev.
Rick Swan officiating. Private family burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. The family
is asking to be in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of floral arrangements please donate
to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at:
Dorothy A. Weber
FAIRVIEW PARK, IND. — Dorothy A. Weber, of Clinton, passed away on Oct. 30, 2011, at
1:15 p.m., in Union Hospital Clinton. She was born July 26, 1931, in Thorpe, Wis., to John
Polomski and Julia Mickett Polomski. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Fairview Park Church of Christ and the Helts Prairie Home Extension Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, John Polomski.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Weber of Fairview Park; two daughters, Denise and
Stew McIntyre of Lafayette, and Debra Weber of Indianapolis; a son, Dennis and Sue
Weber of Clinton; a sister, Carol and Loren Douglas of Danville, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Judy
Polomski of Clinton; five grandchildren, Alysia McIntyre, Ryan McIntyre, Jacob Weber,
Jared Weber and Michelle Klatte; four great-grandchildren, Taylyr Garrison, Brooke
Garrison, Kaden Kalweit and Raven Klatte; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m., at the
Roselawn Memorial Park Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Douglas officiating. Burial will be in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Frist Funeral Home, in Clinton, assisted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Park Church of Christ or to the food
Mary E. Miller
TERRE HAUTE — Mary E. Miller, 77, a lifelong Vigo County resident, passed away Oct.
31, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1934, to Ralph and Mildred
(Persinger) Cutsinger. They have preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and had
been very active with the Foster Grandparents program.
Her husband, Gerald Miller preceded her in death in 2005; and a son, Terry Miller,
preceded her in death earlier this year.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Scank; four sons, Gary Miller and wife Kathy,
Steven Miller and wife Ginny, Mark Miller, and Ralph Miller and wife Sue; one brother,
David Cutsinger and wife Judy; her grandchildren, Terry, Brian, Amy, Keith, and Kayla
Miller; and her beloved grand-dogs, Toby, Miley, and Abner.
Funeral services will be in DeBaun Springhill Chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Friday
from 9 a.m. until services. For those who choose online condolences can be made at:
George Robert Redfearn Jr.
TERRE HAUTE — George Robert Redfearn Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in
Fremont, Calif., on Oct. 24, 2011, at the age of 83. He was born Jan. 2, 1928, in
Coleman, Fla. He was the son of George Redfearn Sr. and Florine (Butler) Redfearn.
He is the devoted husband of Winnie Valles-Redfearn of Fremont. He is a loving father to
George Robert Redfearn III of Indianapolis, and Ellen Aleshire of Terre Haute. He also is
survived by his grandchildren, Andrea C. Aleshire of Terre Haute, George (Robbie)
Redfearn IV, and Gina M. Redfearn of Indianapolis. He also is stepfather of Dennis Valles
of Fremont, and Daniel Valles of Modesto, Calif. He is preceded in death by his first wife,
George retired from Indiana State University in 1993, after 31 years of service as Director
of the Student Union. He is a U.S. Navy veteran having served two tours of duty. He was
an active advisory board member with the Salvation Army in the Fremont, and past
advisory board member in Terre Haute. He was the past president of the Lions Club in
Terre Haute, and member of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Services will be held at the Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 5, 2011. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that donations be sent to the Salvation Army, 234 S. 8th St., Terre Haute, IN,
Joyce E. Hayne
TERRE HAUTE — Joyce E. Hayne, 61, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday,
Nov. 2, 2011, at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was born on Feb. 10, 1950, in
Brazil, to Marion Fox Sr. and Mary (Stringer) Fox. She married the love of her life, Ronald
Hayne on Feb. 22, 1969. Joyce was a 1968 graduate of Gerstmeyer High School. She
worked as a nurse at Meadows Manor East for 13 years. She helped start the Cath Lab
at Union Hospital and worked in that department for 20 years. Joyce also worked for eight
years in the Cardiac Rehab Department at Union before retiring. Joyce was an avid
reader and especially enjoyed the works of John Grisham. She was an animal lover who
doted on her favorite dog, Katie. Joyce was a lifelong Christian and attended West Terre
Haute First Assembly of God for the last six years. She was loving, kind, considerate, and
touched many lives, including her family, friends, and the patients she took care of. She
will be deeply missed.
Joyce is survived by her husband of over 42 years, Ronald; their son, Bart Hayne and his
wife Kelsey of Terre Haute; a granddaughter, Lucy Hayne of Terre Haute; brothers, David
Fox of Seelyville and Marion Fox Jr. and his wife Kay of Spencer; sister, Jane Burris and
her husband Allen of West Terre Haute; an ex-daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hayne of
Bloomingdale; a close niece and nephew, Lori and Brad; great-niece and nephew, Tiffany
and Rick; other nieces and nephews; and many cousins and friends.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at West
Terre Haute First Assembly of God with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial took
place at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spay
and Neuter League or Terre Haute Humane Society. Roselawn Funeral Home was
entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:
Harley Max Morgan
TERRE HAUTE — Harley Max Morgan, 73, of Clinton, passed away on Monday, Oct. 31,
2011. Harley was born May 28, 1938, in Paris, Ill., the son of Vern and Angeline
(Thomas) Morgan. He was united in marriage to Suzanne Allen on June 4, 1967, in
Clinton. Harley worked at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, as well as C F
Industries for 17 years.
In addition to his loving wife of more than 40 years, Harley leaves behind his daughter,
Alyson Morgan-Chilton and her husband Kevin.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m., and again on Friday, Nov. 4,
2011, from 10 a.m. until the time of Harley’s funeral at 11 a.m., at Roselawn Funeral
Home, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute. Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at:
Clara B. Bailey Calderon Johnson
TERRE HAUTE — Clara B. Bailey Calderon Johnson, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away
peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. She was born on Sept. 22, 1921, to
Charles and Clara Schell Bailey.
She was employed as a buyer for Schultz Department Store on Wabash Avenue. Her next
career, she retired as a supervisor at the CBS Tape Plant. She had a very long and
She is survived by her daughters, Beverly J. Kraemer of Terre Haute and Antonia A.
Calderon of Santa Clarita, Calif.; one brother, Albert Bailey; one sister, Imogene
Morefield; six grandchildren, Rhonda (Mike), Jacqueline (Duane), Susie (Randy), Antonia
(Frank), R. Allen (Kelly), and Ted (Pamela); 12 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Romona Calderon-Coy; her husband of 44
years, Charles Calderon; then her husband of 24 years, Richard Johnson; one brothers,
Herman Bailey; and one sister, Alfair Adams.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Mattox-Wood Funeral
Home, 4660 N. Lafayette Ave., with the Rev. Larry Lilly officiating. Visitation will be today
from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Roselawn. In lieu
of flowers, contribution may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley.
Alberta Mae Pearman
HILLSDALE — Alberta Mae Pearman, 94, of Hillsdale, passed away at 1:25 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at The Waters of Covington. She was born on Oct. 20, 1917,
in Dana, to Albert Sykes and Alma Gertrude Spurgeon Sykes. She was retired from
Alberta’s joy in life was making quilts.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John D. Pearman; two sisters,
Bonnie Ziffra and Esther Kelly; and a brother, Harold A. Sykes.
She is survived by her children, Gerald L. Pearman of Freeport, Fla., and Eugene
Pearman of Williamsport, Ind.; a sister, Pauline Humrichouse of Dotham, Ala.; three
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today, Nov. 4, 2011, at Brown-Mack Funeral Home, 1072 N. Jefferson St., in
Montezuma, from 4 to 5 p.m. with services to be on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the funeral
home, with the Rev. Craig Arnold officiating. Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial
Doris W. (Corne) Johnson
TERRE HAUTE — Doris Wilma (Corne) Johnson, 88, of Terre Haute, passed away on
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Union Hospital. She was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Pike County,
to William and Glenna (Randall) Corne. She married Robert Johnson on Nov. 16, 1974.
Doris was a graduate of Edwardsport High School. She excelled at skeet shooting and
was a seven time Ladies State Skeet Champion. She also shot sporting clays and was a
Ladies State Champion. She enjoyed photography and was considered the family
photographer. She had a green thumb and could make any plant thrive. She enjoyed
Doris is survived by her husband of over 36 years, Robert; her grandson, Jeff Fields and
his wife Vickie and their children, Erica, Colton, Lucas and Jared, all of Phoenix; a
daughter-in-law, Wilma Gilley of Phoenix; a son, Randy Johnson and his wife Linda and
their children, David, Michael, Daniel and Emma of Bluffton; and daughter, Raelane Hoff
and her husband Dane and their children Aaron and Lyndsay Hoff of Terre Haute;
sisters, Frances Hancher of Terre Haute and Virginia Bogle of Bicknell; and many nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gregory Fields; a brother, Leland
“Bud” Corne; and four half brothers, Roscoe, Art, Edgar, and Virgil Corne.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home,
7500 N. Clinton St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the
funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn
Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Paul R. Green
TERRE HAUTE — Paul R. Green, 83, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, Oct.
26, 2011, at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Aug. 12,
1928, in Vigo County, to George and Ada (McCullough) Green. He married Sandy Howell
on Dec. 6, 1968. Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at
Ethel Visqueen for 29 years and Newport Army Ammunition Plant for 18 years. Paul was
an avid bowler, loved boating and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
Paul is survived by his wife Sandy, of West Terre Haute; a son, Jeff Green and a
daughter, Lisa Green of Nashville, Tenn.; a grandson, Zackary Green; a sister, Myrthel
Hertz; caregivers, Leann, Betty, and Shirley; and his beloved dogs, Zoie and Rufus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and five sisters.
Visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home,
7500 N. Clinton St. Services will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with the
Rev. Curtis Mitchell officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Roselawn Memorial
Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Terre Haute Humane Society or Vista Care
Hospice. Online condolences may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Bruce Phillip Archer
TERRE HAUTE — Bruce Phillip Archer, 93, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in Village
Bureau of Prisons. Bruce was born July 7, 1918, in Latta Creek, Ind., to John Edwin
Archer and Blanche Anna (Buckallew) Archer.
He is survived by a brother, William Archer; a grandson, Mike Archer and his wife Stacy;
two grandchildren, Jillian and Marian Archer; and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dortha (McLin) Archer; a daughter, Marilyn J.
Archer; two brothers, Chester Archer and Clarence Archer; and three sisters, Ilene
Harmon, Rosemary Mann, and Ruth Archer.
Bruce was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World
War II. He was a member of Terre Haute Lodge 19 Free & Accepted Masons, Order of
Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, and Military Order of the
Cooties. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and St. Benedict Catholic
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill
Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, with Order of Eastern Star and Blue Lodge services at 12:
30 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Father Ed Goldbach
officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with military graveside honors. The
family suggests that for those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to either
the World War II Endowment Fund or Federal Prison Retirees’ Association Fund. Online
condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Barbara Ann Ballard
MARSHALL, ILL. — Barbara Ann Ballard, 72, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Marshall,
passed away at 12:38 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She
was born on Feb. 28, 1939, in Marshall, to Leslie Eugene and Ann Dean (Thompson)
Bradford. She married Paul Ballard Sr. on Sept. 4, 1970, and he preceded her in death
on Oct. 12, 2003.
She was the former owner of Freda’s Laundry. She also worked at Tom’s Café, TRW,
and Jiffy Mini Mart.
She is survived by five daughters, Tana (Mark) Long of Martinsville, Ill., De Theresiea
Waugh of Marshall, Starla (Spike) Hollingsworth of Paris, Ill.; Lana (Troy) Jackson of
Terre Haute, and Marneta (Jessie) LeBrun of West Lafayette; one sister, Kay (Phil
“Tarzan”) Adams of Marshall; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepsons,
Doug Ballard, Paul Ballard Jr., Chet Ballard, and Philip Ballard; two stepdaughters, Cindy
Daughtrey and Cecelia Patterson; six stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren;
and one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her parents; and one stepson, Alex Ballard.
She was a member of the West Union Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Pearce Funeral
Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, with Brother Larry Morecraft officiating. Burial will follow
in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. CST
Wednesday evening and from 7 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. For
those so desiring, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Paul A. Ingle
TERRE HAUTE — Paul A. Ingle, 91, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in his
residence. Paul was a specification writer and chief draftsman for Ewing & Miller
Associates and later Arconics Corporation, he also was the Development Coordinator for
the Terre Haute Housing Authority. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Terre Haute, to
Kenneth M. Ingle and Ruth E. Wilmington Ingle.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Ingle and his companion Charlotte, and David Ingle
and his companion Susan Baker, all of Terre Haute; three daughters, Paula Jo Truelove
and her husband Gary, Jane Ann Ingle, and Jill K. Pruett and her husband Don, all of
Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Jo Ingle; two brothers, William
Ingle and Richard Ingle; and a sister, Mary Gertrude Theisz.
Paul was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and attended Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. Other memberships include American Legion Post 104, Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 972 and the Military Order of the Cooties. Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran,
having served with the 46th Air Depot Group.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Callahan & Hughes
Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with Father Rob Hausladen officiating. Burial will be in
Roselawn Memorial Park, with military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
972. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Charmon Joan Orender
Charmon Joan Orender, a lifelong Terre Haute resident, died peacefully on Thursday,
Nov. 10, 2011, at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, at the age of 81.
Charmon was born May 11, 1930, the only child of James and Margaret (Spicer) Bush.
On Aug. 30, 1958, Charmon was united in marriage to Gilbert Lloyd Orender. After
several years of loving marriage, Gilbert preceded Charmon in death on June 20, 1995.
Charmon enjoyed working as an LPN and retired from what is now the UAP Clinic. She
also worked at Union Hospital for some time. An avid traveler, Charmon enjoyed trips to
many places, including Hawaii, as well as playing cards, crocheting, and being active with
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 Ladies Auxiliary. She will forever be remembered
as a proud, caring and loving mother, grandmother, and friend.
Charmon leaves to cherish her memory her children, Barry Baker of Terre Haute, Darrell
and wife Vicki Baker of Crawfordsville, Marsha Baker of Terre Haute, Verlin LeRoy
Orender of Cottage Station, Texas, Gilbert H. Orender of Bethlehem, Pa., and Pamela
and husband Robert Webster of Seeleyville; grandchildren, Tina Kindberg, Stacy Monce,
Michelle Baker and Jimmy Baker; as well as many stepgrandchildren and great-
grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Charmon was preceded in
death by her stepdaughter, Marjorie Fleetwood.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, from noon until the time of Charmon’s
funeral at 1 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 2200 N. 13th St., in Terre Haute. Burial will
follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in memory of Charmon may be
directed to the Salvation Army or Lighthouse Mission. Expressions of sympathy may be
shared with the family online at: www.thomasfuneralhome.net
Harriett M. Jenkins
TERRE HAUTE — Harriett M. Jenkins, 86, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in
Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Terre
Haute, Ind., to Rollin Vaughn Jenkins and Wilhelmina Wickhorst Jenkins.
Survivors include two brothers, Warren Anton “Tony” Jenkins and his wife Judith and
James Vaughn Jenkins and his wife Janet, both of Terre Haute; three sisters, Wilma
Roman of Terre Haute, Margaret Lee of Huntley, Ill., and Carol “Sue” Hammons and her
husband Donald of Mooresville, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Janice Jenkins; and several nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Lee
Jenkins; a sister, Anna Louise Frankowiak; and three brothers-in-law, Eugene Roman,
Russell Lee, and Frank Frankowiak.
Harriett was a 1944 graduate of Wiley High School and a member of Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority. She worked her entire career for the Terre Haute Gas Corporation.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Callahan &
Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street, with the Reverend Bernie Jackson officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is scheduled prior to services from 12
noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis,
IN 46278 or to the charity of your choice.
Donna Ann Gibbons
Donna Ann Gibbons, 51, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening,
Nov. 12, 2011, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 7, 1960,
in Clinton, the daughter of Rose Ann (Farrington) and Donald C. Gibbons. Donna
attended Terre Haute North Vigo High School and Indiana State University, graduating
with a Bachelor of Arts in sports science (1983) and a Master of Science in sports
Most recently Donna owned and operated Cucina Maria, a local Italian restaurant
specializing in her Grandma Mary (Natale) Farrington’s sweet northern Italian meat
sauce. Donna’s long work career also included 13 years as customer service manager at
Columbia House (1991-2004), manager and corporate recruiter for Lady Foot Locker
based in Fort Wayne (1988-1991), executive director of Wabash Community Services in
Wabash (1985-1988), and program director for the Vigo County Extension Agency, in
Terre Haute (1982-1984).
Donna is survived by her mother, Rose Ann Toulson and Alan Siegel of Terre Haute; her
father, Donnie Gibbons and his wife Sharon of Terre Haute; her sister, Whitney and
husband Matthew Messens of Orange, Calif.; her niece and nephew, Sydney Sanders
and Grant Messens; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Ryan Toulson in July, 1992; and her
stepfather, Paul Toulson in December 2000.
Donna’s love of animals, particularly dogs, was a large part of her life. Her current
companions were Hillary, a toy poodle, and Frazier, a Yorkshire terrier, whom Hillary
periodically terrorized when Donna’s back was turned. One of the highlights of her
restaurant career was hosting Ted Danson for Sunday brunch at her restaurant during
the Hillary Clinton campaign for president.
Donna will be laid to rest next to her brother and stepfather in Roselawn Memorial Park,
after a private family service today. Her family and friends will celebrate Donna’s life later
in the day. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home and Crematory was entrusted with the
To acknowledge and honor Donna’s devotion to her furry friends, the family is suggesting
donations to the Terre Haute Humane Society in lieu of flowers. Donations may be
mailed to them at: P.O. Box 3307, Terre Haute, IN, 47803; or by using the donate button
at the bottom of their website; www.thhs.org
Robert R. “Dusty” Dusthimer
TERRE HAUTE — Robert R. “Dusty” Dusthimer, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away Nov.
13, 2011, at Southwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Vermillion, Ill.,
on June 28, 1925, to Faber and Fern (Childress) Dusthimer. He had an older brother
Faber Jr. His family owned and operated a grocery in Vermillion, and later they moved to
Sullivan, where he graduated from school before joining the U.S. Army.
After returning from the military he married Wanda Gummere on Oct. 9, 1946, and she
preceded him in death July 27, 1986. They lived in the Collett Park area and later moved
to the east side of town. Dusty worked at Campbell’s Soup until it burned and then was
employed by E.H. Bindley Wholesale Drugs where he worked for 28 years. In the winter
months he also traveled Indiana and Illinois on weekends doing inventory at various drug
stores. Dusty was a member of the William Penn Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years,
and a member of the Clay City Church of Christ. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, and
doing yard work (having lawn parties as he would refer to it). He also enjoyed visiting with
his neighbors and going to Baesler’s Market. He knew most of the employees and they
knew him. When able he walked two miles a day. His sense of humor made it difficult to
know if he was joking or serious.
He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Sondra (Sonnie) and Wally Horn of Clay
City; four grandchildren, Suzette and Mike Ames, Lori and Rob Miller, Kim and Chuck
White, and Heather and Mike Edwards; nine great-grandchildren, Josh and Kaylee Miller,
Parker and Madelyn Ames, Danielle, Dillon, and Dalaena White, and Ethan and Alex
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with
Brother Scott Wiley officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, with military rites
by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, and
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either
the Alzheimer’s Association or to VistaCare Hospice. Online condolences can be offered
TERRE HAUTE — Ramona “Moni” Layman, age 48, of Terre Haute, went to be with the
Lord on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. She was born in Bamberg, Germany, on Sept. 15, 1963.
She lived there until she was 2 years old.
Moni graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School in 1981. She attended Ivy
Tech and graduated in 2001 from Indiana Business College with an Associate Degree in
Business Administration. Moni was a certified nurse’s assistant and was proud to have
worked at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
On July 21, 2007, Moni was baptized at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She
was a wonderful mother and grandmother and always helped people even when things
were not going well in her own life. Before her death, she spent as much time as possible
with her granddaughter, and was an avid follower of the Twilight Series.
Moni is survived by her daughter, Jessica Helt of Terre Haute; granddaughter, Kamri
Johnson; sister, Birdi Pine of Terre Haute; nephews, Jeremiah LaMaster and Justin Pine;
stepson, Bryan Helt; best friend, Terri Jackson; Goddaughters, Alisa Abney, Brandy
Doss, and Kimberly Cheesman; Godgrandson, Hayden Quinn; mom and dad, Cathy and
John Layman; and Betty Helt, who was like a mom to her.
She was preceded in death by her son in 2007, Robert “Bubby” Patton; and mother, Eva
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. from 4 to 8 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral
Home. Funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends and family may also share their
memories online at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.com
Lera Miller Yaeger
TERRE HAUTE — Lera Miller Yaeger, 98, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and formally of Terre Haute,
passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers. She
was born in Linton, on Sept. 16, 1913, to Arthur A. Miller and Bertha Wilson Miller.
Lera was married to her husband of 60 years, George Walker Yaeger, teacher and
coach at Garfield and Terre Haute North High Schools, who passed away in 1996.
Lera was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed her family, reading, and
traveling (especially for reunions with family and friends).
She is survived by her son, James (Linda) Yaeger of Ft. Myers; daughter, Joanne (Mike)
Wood of Honolulu; granddaughter, Ansley Yaeger (Richard) Adamy of Tampa, Fla.; four
grandsons, Dr. Bradford (Nalani) Yaeger of Ft. Myers, Matthew (Cynthia) Wood of
Springfield, Ohio, John (France) Wood of Honolulu, and Gregory (Jennifer) Wood of
Honolulu; 13 great-grandchildren; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Lera was a graduate of Wiley High School and graduated with the class of 1935 at
Indiana State Teacher’s College, where she and George met. For many years in Terre
Haute, she was active in Garfield Mother’s Club, Tri Kappa, and a member of Maple
Avenue Methodist Church.
Private services are pending. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the
Wabash Valley, 400 Eight Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804.
Terry Wayne “Mila Skopa” Malone, Sr.
Terry Wayne, “Mila Skopa” Malone, Sr. passed away on Nov. 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1947, to Charles and Goldie (Rogers) Malone. Terry served as
a weapons specialist in the United States Army and trained troops in Panama during the
Vietnam War. He was active in educating people about Native American culture and
respect for people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. He was an expert at beading and
Native American crafts. His love for his heritage led him to own and operate Mila Skopa
Trading Post for many years. Terry was a generous man with a loving heart and a gift for
forgiveness. Terry also had a wonderful sense of humor and always gave excellent
advice. He was well-loved as a son, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, and mentor.
Terry is survived by his mother, Goldie Malone of Danville, Ill.; daughter, Angela Yambo,
her husband Tony, and their children, Alexander and Kirklan (Matthew) Livingston, all of
Terre Haute; son, Terry Malone II and his children Krystina, Trent, Gerald, and Willow
Malone, all of Terre Haute; daughter, Pamela Malone Gresham, her husband Chris and
their children, Marvin Malone and Mitchell Malone Gresham, all of Terre Haute; brothers,
Tony Malone of Marshall, Ill., Chuck Malone, of Danville, and Brad Malone of Goodells,
Mich.; nieces and nephews, Jenny, Julie, Nikki, Michael, Adam, Larisa, A.C., and Cierra;
his Native American brother, Rob Kelley and family; close friend, Dusty Allen; Phyllis and
Steve Snow; and special friends, Carol Laycock and Jan King.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a niece, Michelle Malone.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011,
from noon until 1 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, at 1 p.m. at
the funeral home with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn
Memorial Park with military rites performed by American Legion Post 346. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to Disabled American Vets of Terre Haute or Powwow
Committee, P.O. Box 5147, Terre Haute, IN 47805. Online condolences may be made at:
Betty Jean Joy
TERRE HAUTE — Betty Jean Joy, 77, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 6:44 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 27, 1934,
in Terre Haute, to John Reedy and Sylvia Butcher Reedy.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jack D. Joy; three children, Danny Joy of
Tampa, Fla., David Joy and his wife Jenny of Tulsa, Okla., and Debra Graham and her
husband, Joedy of Plainfield; her stepfather, Denny Wilson of Terre Haute; a sister-in-
law, Rita Brown of Terre Haute; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Joy.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220
N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with Sisters Betty Hopf and Dorothy Rasche officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and prior to
Rebecca Jo Keith Ramsey
TERRE HAUTE — Rebecca Jo “Becky” Keith Ramsey, 70, of West Terre Haute, passed
away unexpectedly at 8:38 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital
Emergency Room. She retired from Terre Haute First Financial Bank, after over 28 years
of service at the West Terre Haute branch. She was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Terre Haute, to
Virgil Keith and Pauline Fitzsimmons Keith.
Her husband, Ronald B. Ramsey, whom she married on Aug. 11, 1959, in Shawnee
Town, Ill., preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2007.
Survivors include her four children, Peggy Creasey and her husband Lee of West Terre
Haute, Ron Ramsey and his companion Amber Edwards of Terre Haute, Dale Ramsey,
and Kim Little and her husband Jim, all of West Terre Haute; four siblings, her brother,
Jerry Keith and his wife Cheryl of West Terre Haute, her sister, Debbie Keith Couch and
her husband Gary of West Terre Haute, brothers, Michael Keith of St. Louis and Dennis
Keith of Terre Haute; a sister-in-law, Linda Keith of Ceres, Calif.; three brothers-in-law,
Dale Ramsey and his wife Debbie, Louie Renner and his wife Melanie, and Gene Ramsey
and his companion Bill Stalcup; 13 grandchildren, Crystal McCloud and her husband,
Chad, Melissa Jones and her husband Kyle, Tyler Creasey and his wife Brittanie, Cody
Little and his companion Heather Snodgrass, Amanda Ramsey, Jerri Ramsey, Taylor
Ramsey, McKenzie Little, Amber Ramsey, McKayla Little, Emily Little, Tom Creasey and
his wife Darla, and Fred Creasey and his wife Crystal; 10 great-grandchildren, Dakota,
Chase, Cordell, Hayden and Hudson McCloud, Kyler and Leela Jones, Brilynn Little, and
Michael and Hannah Creasey; special cousins, Carol Witty and John Robson; special
friends, Barb and Dwayne Ramsey, Wanda Fox, and Beverly Lyons; and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Larry Keith and Kenny
Keith; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jodie and Mary Ramsey.
She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ, the Wabash Valley Senior
Citizen Center in Terre Haute, where she served as their treasurer, and also a member of
the Moose Lodge in Terre Haute.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N.
Third St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Steve Moore officiating. Burial will be in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and prior to services
Virginia M. Clines
TERRE HAUTE — Virginia M. Clines, a lifelong Terre Haute resident, died peacefully on
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Meadows Manor North, at the age of 90. Virginia was born
Sept. 6, 1921, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Rebert and Sadie (Leek) McLin. She was
united in marriage to her beloved husband Harry, who preceded her in death in 1998.
Virginia enjoyed cooking, baking and working with ceramics. She was a devoted and
dedicated Christian and was a member of the Maplewood Christian Church in Twelve
Points, where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She will forever be
remembered as a generous, caring and energetic lady, who will be dearly missed by all.
Virginia leaves to cherish her memory her son, Larry and wife Pam Clines; grandchildren,
Christine and husband Dave Hampson and Matthew and wife Michelle Clines; her great-
grandchildren, Johnathon Hampson and Mason and Micaden Clines; her Maplewood
Christian Church family; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends whose lives she
touched. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband; her brother,
A graveside service will take place 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Roselawn
Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at:
Roy Leon Wright
TERRE HAUTE — Roy Leon Wright, 95, of Terre Haute, passed away Friday, Nov. 25,
2011, in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Indianapolis, to Roy H. Wright and
Adelia O’Brien Wright. Mr. Wright was a credit manager at MAB paints until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Clara Lucille Goodall Wright, who died
on May 6, 2009.
Survivors include his two daughters, Donna Eggers and her husband Dr. Gene Eggers of
De Pere, Wis., and Debbie Weaver and her husband Terry of Franklinton, La.; four
grandchildren, Laura Wangerin and her husband William of Chicago, Alison Keast and
her husband Richard of De Pere, Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve and her husband Dr. Eric Ulve of
De Pere, and Kurt Eggers and his wife Jill of De Pere; 12 great-grandchildren, Emily,
Ryan, Kelsey, Connor and Ellie Keast, Sophie, Maeread, Cooper and Trygg Ulve, and
Laney, Murphy and Charlie Eggers; a sister, Christine Blalock; and several nieces and
nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and
Herman Wright; four sisters, Lucille Mallory, Margaret Reece, June Cox ,and Dorothy Lee
Wright, who died in infancy; a half brother, Wilber Francis Wright, also died in infancy;
and a special friend, Jewel Owens.
Leon was a member of First Baptist Church. He served in World War II in the 8th Air
Force as a flight engineer and gunner. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal,
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and Victory Medal WW II.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Callahan &
Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street, with the Reverend Bernie Jackson officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 972. Visitation is scheduled prior to services from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov.
30, 2011, in the funeral home. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made
to Vista Care Hospice, 3401 South 4th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
Mary Kathleen Davis
TERRE HAUTE — Mary Kathleen Davis, 88, of Terre Haute, passed away at 11 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Born in Williams, Ind., on May 23, 1923, she was the daughter of
Dorie and Bertha (Johnson) Dorsett. She was a graduate of Valley High School in West
Terre Haute, a lifetime homemaker, had attended First Church of the Nazarene, and
belonged to the Antique and Classic Car Club.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Ray Davis, whom she married on Oct. 11,
1942; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Charles Pender and Doreena and
Merv Javins; two grandsons, Craig Pender and Lynelle and Eric Pender and Katrina; a
brother, E. R. Dorsett; and her great-grandchildren, Coby, Rylee, Connor, and Ryan. She
was preceded in death by a third grandson, Scott Javins. She also was preceded in death
by three sisters, Della Sims, Edith Sims, and Verna Dorsett; and a brother, Marvin Dorsett.
Funeral services will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, with the Rev. Jeff Lee officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn
Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. For
those who choose, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley.
Online condolences may be offered at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.
John Robert Vukusich
TERRE HAUTE — John Robert Vukusich, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville, Ind., at the age of 86.
John was born in Terre Haute, on Oct. 29, 1925, the son of John and Mary (Bigush)
Vukusich. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 18,
1953. John was united in marriage to his loving wife, the former Gail Gobin, who
preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2007, after over 50 years of marriage. John worked for
37 years as a letter carrier with the U.S. Post Office and later worked for Sam’s Club for
13 years, before retiring at the age of 80. Many may remember “Vuk” as he was
affectionately known as from Sam’s Club in the tire department or stocking freezers. He
will forever be remembered as a hard working and proud father, grandfather, great-
grandfather, brother and friend.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, William and wife Tammy Vukusich of Avon,
Sandy and husband Leon Billing of Terre Haute, and Robert and wife Mary Vukusich of
Houston; grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Steven and wife Angel and Keith and wife
Jillian Vukusich. John also is survived by several great-grandchildren; and his siblings,
Lanita and husband Bill Castner, Dolores Kaufman, and Wilma Martensen. In addition to
his parents, John also was preceded in death by several siblings.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Roselawn Funeral Home,
7500 N. Clinton St., in Terre Haute, from 1 p.m. until the time of John’s memorial service
at 2 p.m. Private inurnment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park. Expressions of
sympathy may be shared with the family online at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net