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Lucy Mae Bensinger
Lucy Mae Bensinger, 96, of Terre Haute, our beloved mother and grandmother, went
home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at I.U. Health, Methodist Hospital.
Lucy was born in Newton, Iowa, on July 11, 1916, the daughter of the late George and
Lois (Neal) Uncapher. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband, Nolan
Bensinger, who passed away in September of 1982.
Lucy retired from Columbia House Records and enjoyed staying very active. Lucy could
be found visiting nursing homes, bowling and even roller skating into her 80’s. She was
very involved with the AARP and HIS Place Christian Activity Center. Lucy was a devoted
servant of the Lord and a faithful member of the Terre Haute First Church of the
Nazarene. She truly had a servant’s heart of gold and greatly enjoyed volunteering. Lucy’
s smile, caring and cheerful personality will live on in the hearts of those she loved for
generations to come.
She leaves behind her two sons, Russell A. and wife Karla Bensinger of Terre Haute, and
Jerry G. Johnston of Pasadena, Calif.; grandson, John and wife Crystal Bensinger of
Plainfield; and one great-grandson, Austin. In addition to her parents and her husband,
Lucy was welcomed home to heaven by her sisters, Uhla Ennis, Una Mahaffey and
Visitation is today from 5 until 7 p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. Lucy’s funeral
ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the funeral home, with
interment following in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in memory of Lucy
may be directed to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. Expressions of sympathy may be shared
with the family online at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Loren S. ‘Mitch’ Mitchell
Loren S. “Mitch” Mitchell, 82, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Saturday, Oct.
27, 2012, at 3:40 a.m., in his home in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in
Shelburn, to the late James H. Mitchell and Joanna Mae (Godfrey) Mitchell-Turner. He
was united in marriage to the former Mary Ann Akers on June 17, 1950. Mitch had
worked on the railroad and retired from Columbia Records.
He enjoyed sports, pool, horseshoes, and bonfires with family and friends. Mitch also
enjoyed spending quality time and relaxing with his wife, Mary, and his special cat,
Mitch leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Mary; children, Harold “Bubby” Mitchell,
Richard Mitchell, Mark and wife Lou Mitchell, Debra Kay and husband Bill Trout, and
Denise Elaine Mitchell; two half brothers, John Turner, and Tim and wife Connie Turner;
four granddaughters, Jamie and husband Charlie Burress, Melissa and husband Brad
Woodard, Kimberly and husband Don Faulkner, Jessica and husband T.J. Griffith; three
grandsons, Austin, Landon and Mason Mitchell; eight great-grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews; along with close friends, Jesse LeBrun, Alfred and Martha
Gallagher, and Jeff and Shannon Habermel.
Mitch was welcomed home to heaven by his parents; along with his daughter, Emma J.
Moy; his grandson, Dillon C. Mitchell; and two sisters, Levon Ralston and Helena Moody.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, from 11 a.m. until Mitch’s funeral ceremony at 2
p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. Pastor Tim Minks of the Life Center Church will
officiate. Burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in memory of
Mitch may be directed to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the
family online at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Hugh Curtis Galloway Sr.
TERRE HAUTE — Hugh Curtis Galloway Sr., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. He was born
Nov. 25, 1918, to Winona and Charles Galloway. He was an electrician for 37 years
before retiring from Public Service Indiana, Wabash Generating Station, was a 50-year
member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1393 and a former
executive board member.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bessie, to whom he was married 57 years;
his son, Hugh C. Galloway Jr.; and brothers, Charles E. and Paul Galloway.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Hayne and husband William of Terre Haute;
grandson, William Patrick Hayne and wife Kelley of Farmersburg; granddaughter, Sherry
Lynn Smith and husband Jim of Decatur, Texas; great-grandson, William Mitchell Hayne
of Farmersburg; great-granddaughter, Kelsey Leigh Smith of Dallas; several nieces,
nephews, cousins; sisters-in-law, Martha Galloway of Rockville, and Irene Galloway of
Roachdale; and special friend, Rosemary Burch of Brazil.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of
Union Christian Church. He was a 50-year member and past master of Social Lodge 86
Free & Accepted Masons, member of honor of Lodge 390 F&AM of Riley, member of
Vigo County Association of Actual Past Masters F&AM of Indiana, member of Order of
Eastern Star Chapter 43, past associate guardian and member of honor of International
Order of Job's Daughters, Bethel 2
For several years he was the youth football coach for the 7th and 8th grade Catholic
Youth Organization. He was awarded the Catholic Youth Organization St. John Bosco
Award for outstanding service to youth.
He loved flying and was a flight instructor for Brown Flying School for 21 years. In 1986
he received the Indianapolis District Flight Instructor of The Year Award. He was a
member of the Wabash Valley Pilots Association. He was a World War II Army veteran
and served in the European Theatre, was a member of Wayne Newton American Legion
Post 346, member of the Terre Haute Scottish Rite.-recipient of Metorious Service Award,
member of Lawton Byrum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, and was a former member
of the Indiana Auctioneers Association.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with
Mark Grayless officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park, with military rites
by VFW Post 972. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Online condolences
may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Joseph A. “Little Joe” Barbour, 70, of Terre Haute, passed away at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27,
2012, at his home with his two best friends, Alley and Shadow (two small black dogs) and
a brother, Jerry. Joe was born June 3, 1942, to Verna Opal (Ferran) Barbour and John
Barbour of Terre Haute. He attended Gerstmeyer High School and at 17 he joined the U.
S. Navy. He was in the Navy for seven years. He served aboard the USS Regal for most
of his first enlistment and Rota, Spain and Washington, D.C., for his second. He received
an associate’s degree in drafting from IVY Tech and worked as a detail draftsman for a
He worked as a draftsman, small engine repairman, Vigo County Parks, Roselawn
Cemetery, and as a maintenance person for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. He
worked at the YMCA and various other jobs and was always trying to help other people
and especially veterans. He loved to mushroom hunt, fish, and help out with events at
the VFW. He was on the Color Guard at VFW Post 972 and was proud to pipe fellow
sailors over the side when they passed away. He was a life member of VFW Post 972, a
member of Post 346 American Legion, 40/8, Vigo Conservation Club, and National Rifle
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward l. Barbour and John S.
(Beanie) Barbour (Roberta his wife); and a sister, Rhea J. Tucker (Robert her husband).
He is survived by three sisters, Janetta Dellacca and husband David (deceased), Norma
McMullen and husband Earl, Linda McDowell and husband Mike; one brother, Jerry W.
Barbour and wife Wanda. He had many nieces and nephews, Tim and Bonnie McMullen,
Amy and Stephanie Dellacca, John Scott Barbour Jr., Bryan and Kevin McDowell, Jerry
Wayne Jr., Chad, Drew (deceased) and Jennifer (also deceased).
Visitation will be today, Nov. 1, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home.
Services for Joe will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 1 p.m. VFW Post 972 will perform military
honors. Chaplain Don Smock will preside over the services.
Jane Margason, 63, of Terre Haute passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Union
Hospital. She was born March 14, 1949 in Terre Haute to Charles W. Margason and
Imogene Cooprider Margason. Jane retired from the Vigo County Public Library where
she served for many years as the manager of the West Terre Haute Branch.
Jane is survived by a sister, Jan Margason Perry of Covington, KY; a brother, Jack
Margason and his wife Cheryl of Terre Haute; a niece, Laura Margason of Terre Haute;
a nephew, Michael W. Margason and his wife Lori of Indianapolis; a great niece, Emma
Grace Margason; and a great nephew William Allen Margason. She was preceded in
death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Wayne Perry.
Jane was a member of the First Baptist Church of Terre Haute.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 in First Baptist Church
of Terre Haute, 4701 Poplar, with Reverend Bernie Jackson officiating. Entombment will
be in Roselawn Memorial Park Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816
Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Clifford G. Sears
Clifford Guy Sears, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at
Union Hospital. He was born on Dec. 6, 1920, in Terre Haute, to Albert and May
(Rushaw) Sears. He married Thelma E. Shoup. Clifford proudly served in the United
States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Clifford worked for many years in maintenance for the Vigo County School Corporation.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Free and
Accepted Masons. Clifford enjoyed fishing and collecting gadgets. He was known for his
easy-going nature. He will be truly missed.
Clifford is survived by his grandchildren, Cliff Sears and his wife Heather, Steven Sears
and his girlfriend, Shannon Cleaton, and Kaycee Sears and her boyfriend Anthony
Powers, all of Terre Haute; great-grandchildren, Christian Sears, Steven Sears III, Haley
Sears, Trista Powers, Waylon Powers, Stacie Powers, and Marissah Powers, all of Terre
Haute; and a daughter-in-law, Linda O’Donnell of Terre Haute.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; a son, Steven Sears; and a
daughter-in-law, Lynda Neice.
Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Roselawn Funeral Home,
7500 N. Clinton St. A funeral ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the funeral
home. Burial with military rites will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences
may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Patricia Rose Madigan
Patricia Rose Madigan, 66, of Forney, Texas, and formerly of Terre Haute, died early
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center at Garland, TX.
Trish was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Terre Haute, Ind. She graduated from Wiley High
School in 1964. She was an LPN and retired as a clerk from the VA Hospital in Marion,
Ill. She attended Christian Center of Mesquite. She enjoyed reading and visiting the
ocean, her favorite place in the world. She loved spending time with her family,
especially laughing with them, and her new granddaughter was one of her greatest joys.
She is survived by two daughters, Jamie Madigan of Forney and Paige Fuqua and her
husband Kyle of Murray, Ky.; one granddaughter, Audrey Elise Fuqua; three brothers,
Norman Carlson, Vernon Carlson and James Carlson; four sisters, Carol Penrod, Joan
Barbee, Marjorie Stewart and Elaine Stephens; and many nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her ex-husband, Larry Madigan; and her parents, John and
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 10:00 am, Saturday November 3, 2012 in DeBaun
Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Dr. with funeral services to follow in the funeral home
at 10:00 am with her brother, Norman Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn
Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project or
breast cancer research.
Lawrence R. Pate
TERRE HAUTE — Lawrence R. Pate, 59, of Salinas, Calif., formerly of Largo, Fla.,
passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Born in Terre Haute, Ind.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Francis M. Pate and Betty Jean Pate.
Survivors include his wife Barbara; brothers, Robert (Debra) and Randall (Sandra);
nieces, Erin Hagerman and Jessica Carrier (Kevin); nephew, Matthew Pate; aunt, Jane
(Robert) Edwards; stepdaughter, Erica Heath; and three cousins.
Private cremation held at Chapel of the Pines, San Jose, Calif.
Gerald D. Fields
Gerald E. Fields, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother,
uncle and friend passed away on the morning of Nov. 4, 2012, at his home in Clinton at
the age of 75. Gerald was born in Terre Haute on Nov. 25, 1937, the son of the late
Clarnce and Peritha (Smith) Fields. He was united in marriage to his loving and
dedicated wife of 57 years on April 22, 1955, who survives. As a hardworking and
dedicated person, Gerald retired from Laborers Union Local 204 after 30 years of
service. He loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed playing cards, fishing and
Gerald leaves behind his devoted wife, Patricia; loving children, Lawrence and wife
Betty Fields of West Terre Haute, Gerald L. Fields of Clinton, Helen Elkins of West
Terre Haute, Ronald and wife Carol Fields of Clinton, Rose Thomas and husband
Glenn of Clinton, Deborah and husband Hank Simmons of Rosedale, and Teresa and
husband Mark Crews of Terre Haute; sister, Naomi Fields of Illinois, 18 grandchildren;
and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his three brothers, Bill, Don
and Everett; and four sisters, Mamie, Maxine, Margaret and Mary.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, from 10 a.m. until Gerald’s funeral
ceremony at 2 p.m., at the Roselawn Funeral Home. Pastor Kyle Andrews will officiate,
with entombment to follow in Roselawn’s Chapel of Memories. The entire Fields family
would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley
for the compassionate care provided during Gerald’s final days. Expressions of
sympathy may be shared with the family online at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Ida M. Shelton
TERRE HAUTE — Ida M. Shelton, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away at 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was
born in Clay County, on Sept. 22, 1920, to Lawrence Thomas and Caroline Powell
She is survived by her son, James E. Shelton and wife Judith; a brother, Lawrence
Thomas Jr.; a sister, Bobbi LaCrosse; son-in-law, Jerry Thomas; four grandchildren,
James P. Shelton and Janet Flowers, Gregory D. Thomas, Jeffrey S. Thomas and wife
Michelle, and Angela R. Thatcher and husband Steve; several great-grandchildren; and
several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy
Cecil Shelton, in 1990; one daughter, Janice Thomas; and four brothers and sisters.
She was a member of Maryland Community Church and was a Mall Walker.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with
the Rev. Scott Longyear officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, from 11 a.m. until services. The family requests
memorial contributions be made to Maryland Community Church, in her memory. Online
condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Bud Strain, 73, of Cary, NC, formerly of Terre Haute IN, went home to his savior on
Friday, November 2, 2012 after a brief illness with cancer. Bud was home with his
family when the Lord took him home. Bud was born in Terre Haute, IN on August 24,
1939 to Reverend Elmer and Mary Strain.
Bud is survived by his wife of 40 years, Virginia Strain of Cary, NC; children, Kim Kizer
of Danville, IL, Tina Forsythe of Cary, NC, Tracy Pine and Bradley Strain, both of Terre
Haute; Siblings, Janet Manley and husband Marvin, Jack Strain and wife Sharon, Bob
Strain and friend Juanita, Kenny Strain and wife Sharon all of Terre Haute, Terry Strain
and wife Kathy of Indianapolis; three grandsons all of Terre Haute and several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Bud worked 37 years for Alcan before retiring in 2001. Bud attended Westside
Community Church for many years before giving himself to the Lord in 2001.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Karrie Strain and
siblings, Elmer Strain, Jr. and Max Strain and his wife Joyce.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at DeBaun
Funeral Home on Springhill Road, with Reverend Chris Wilber. Entombment will follow
at Roselawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012 at DeBaun
Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Louie A. Osella
TERRE HAUTE — Louie A. Osella, 98, of Terre Haute died Saturday, November 10,
2012, in Meadows Manor East Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center. Louie was the
New Car Sales Manager for Mace Lincoln Mercury for 36 years. He was born October
12, 1914, in Clinton, Indiana to Dominic Osella and Albina Molinara Osella.
Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Martha Johnson Osella; three nephews, Ken
Brown and his wife Kathy of Indianapolis, Louie Brown and his wife Diane of Clinton,
and Tom Brown and his wife Vicki of Clinton; and several great nieces and great
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Beno “Tony” Osella; and
two sisters, Rena “Katy” Brown and Mary Butkus.
Louie was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. He was a self-made man who
enjoyed gardening and selling cars.
Prayers will begin at 9:20 a.m. in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th
Street, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 14,
2012, in Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 111 South 9th Street, with Father Edmund
Goldbach OFM. CONV. officiating. Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Visitation is scheduled for today from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. in
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home.
Rick A. Wheeler
Rick A. Wheeler, 51, of Terre Haute, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11,
2012, in his residence. He was born on June 11, 1961, in Clinton, to William Wheeler
Sr. and Beverly Stultz Wheeler. He worked as a printer for Sony DADC.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Wheeler Sr. He is survived by his wife,
Melanie Cordell Wheeler of Terre Haute; his mom, Beverly Wheeler of Clinton; two
sons, Cameron and Jordan Wheeler of Terre Haute and Evan Wheeler and Larissa of
Planfield; a brother, Bill and Molly Wheeler Jr. of Illinois; and sisters, Kathy and Terry
Gilbert of Clinton, Robin and Bill Livingston of Clinton, and Teri Ann and Tim Baysinger
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Frist Funeral Home, 458 Blackman St.,
in Clinton, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Keith McIntyre officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolence may be
made at: www.fristfuneralhome.com
Betty Joan Lee
Betty Joan Lee, 77, of Terre Haute, went to be with her beloved husband, brother and
sister on Nov. 11, 2012, at 2:49 p.m. She was born Dec. 1, 1934, to Herbert Herrington
and Sadie (Wyrick) Herrington. Betty was a member of the Red Hat Society, Moose
Lodge, American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary, and a bunco club. She retired from the
Vigo County School Corporation as a Chapter 1 reading assistant, and she
volunteered for several years at Helping Hands. Betty will be remembered by her loved
ones and friends as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to all.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Edward Lee Jr. ;
brother, Leroy Herrington; and sisters, Shelby Jean Herrington and Loraine
She is survived by her son, Frank M. Lee; daughter, Brenda Davis and husband Albert
Edward Davis III; brother, Tom Bunch; grandchildren, Vanessa Vaughn- Hamm and
Lester Adam Vaughn III; great-grandchildren, Ryan Lee Blystone, Dakota Marie Hamm,
and Tyler James Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive.
Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a
donation may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be
made at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Lois Catherine (Hayden) Mills
TERRE HAUTE — Lois Catherine (Hayden) Mills, age 82, of Terre Haute, our beloved
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, peacefully passed
into eternal life on the morning of Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Meadows Manor North.
Lois was born in Fort Wayne, on Feb. 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas and
Edith (Railing) Hayden. While Lois was attending school, she met and would later
marry her sweetheart, James Mills, on June 23, 1951.
After James accepted a job at Columbia Records, the family relocated to Terre Haute.
Lois briefly attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and was a devoted family
woman, raising four children and instilling values and life lessons in all of them. As a
woman of great faith, Lois was a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Family was her first and foremost priority. Lois enjoyed spending time at Paint Mill Lake
and Lake James, where she often could be found sitting on the porch or boating. She
had a love of reading and poodles and also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles.
Lois’ kind-hearted personality, along with her great sense of humor will live on in the
hearts of those she touched for generations to come.
Lois leaves behind several people who live on to honor her memory, including her
children, Patrick and wife Helen Mills, Daniel and wife Susan Mills, Edith Fitch and
Laura and husband Greg Madden. She was the proud and adoring grandma of April
Fitch, Erika and husband Anthony Cooper, Ashley Hutson, Zac Hutson, Daniel Mills,
Sam Mills and J.W. Mills. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Trenton, Destiny,
Weston and Devon James; brother, Tom and wife Carol Hayden; brothers-in-law,
Robert and wife Ruthanne Mills and Thomas Biesiada; along with her beloved dog,
Buffy; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, Lois was welcomed home to heaven by her husband, James
Mills in 1999; infant son, Jimmy Mills; sister, Joy Biesiada; and nephews, Eddie
Biesiada and Joe Biesiada.
Close family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 1 p.
m. until Lois’ funeral ceremony at 2 p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. Deacon Steve
Gretencord will officiate, with interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at:
Anna Zablo Jenkins
TERRE HAUTE — Anna Zablo Jenkins, 83, of Sebastian, Fla., passed away Nov. 10,
2012, at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian. Mrs. Jenkins was born on Feb.
22, 1929, in Terre Haute, Ind.
Before retiring she was a Quality Inspector in the Electronic Industry. Mrs. Jenkins was
a member of the Community Baptist Church in Roseland, Fla. She was affiliated with
the many organizations listed; Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Orioles
Lodge, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Eastern Star and Order of the
Mrs. Jenkins is survived by; daughter, Gloria Jean Hauser; son, Robert L. McCallum;
three grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by; husband, John Jenkins; father, Mike Zablo; mother,
Flora Zablo; brothers, Mike, Nick and Eli Zablo and sister, Flora Zablo Reedy.
Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Seawinds Funeral Home
Chapel in Sebastian. Service was Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Seawinds
Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian. Graveside Services will be conducted on Saturday,
Nov. 17th at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Seawinds Funeral
Home and Crematory in charge of arrangements. To view an online tribute and send
condolences please visit: www.seawindsfh.com
Richard Reid Shaw
Richard Reid Shaw, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away Nov. 13, 2012, at Regional
Hospital. He was born April 19, 1928, in Terre Haute to Alexander C. and Helen
(Montague) Shaw. He had recently received his 50-year membership pin from
Carpenters Local 133. Mr. Shaw also belonged to Terre Haute Masonic Lodge 19,
Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, and Wayne Newton American
Legion Post 346. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
His survivors are two sons, Richard Randall Shaw and James Michael Shaw; and one
grandson, Spencer Alexander Shaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; his
wife, Helen (Anderson) Shaw; and a brother, Donald Shaw.
Friends may call on Thursday at DeBaun Springhill Chapel beginning at 11 a.m.
Masonic Lodge 19 will conduct memorial services at 1 p.m. Private burial will follow in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences can be offered at:
Doris Jean Bradbury
TERRE HAUTE — Doris Jean Bradbury, 82, of Terre Haute passed away Tuesday,
Nov. 13, 2012, in her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 12,
1930, in Terre Haute to Lawrence E. Thomas and Bernadine E. Waldon Thomas.
She was a 1948 graduate of Gerstmeyer Technical High School and was employed by
the Vigo County School Corporation as a cafeteria worker at Wabash Elementary
School. Doris was a member of the Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church,
Christian Women’s Association, Methodist Women's Club, and the Public Employees'
Retirement Fund. Doris was an excellent cook, especially baking and decorating
cakes for friends and family. She enjoyed singing, whether it be in the choir or as a
solo. Most of all Doris loved her family, they were her heart and soul, she touched
many lives and will be missed dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Gary Wayne Bradbury; one
brother; Larry Thomas; one sister, Carolyn Poff; one granddaughter, Elizabeth
Bradbury, and one great-grandson; Carston.
She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, whom she married on Aug. 15,
1948, Robert Bradbury; one son, Ed Bradbury and his wife Kathy of Dennison, Ill.; two
daughters; Sue Anderson and her husband Rob, and Debbie Hartman and her
husband Ron “Dale” all of Terre Haute; one brother, Jerry Thomas of Terre Haute,
and one sister, Judy Lints and her husband Leroy of Clay City. She is also survived by
10 grandchildren; Megan DeGroote and her husband Culley, Emily Myles, Ashley
Foster, Christina Anderson, Scott Anderson, Steve and Melissa Dowell, Kelly and
David Stout, Sarah and Steve Tindal, R.J. Hartman, and B.J. Hartman; 10 great-
grandchildren; Peyton, Aniyah, Joseph, Madison, Shelby, Preston, Jake, Evan,
Maddox, and Ava, as well as many other friends, family and loved ones.
Funeral Services for Doris will be 11 a.m. Friday Nov. 16, 2012, at Barbour Avenue
United Methodist Church at 1401 Barbour Avenue, Terre Haute, Ind., with Pastor’s
Bob Roush and Tim Voll officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation
will be today Nov. 15, 2012, at Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.
m. Arrangements were entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home. Online condolences may
be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com
Jacalyn ‘Jackie’ Porter
TERRE HAUTE — Jacalyn “Jackie” Porter, 58, of Terre Haute, and Lebanon, Tenn.,
went to be with her Lord and Savior after a three year battle with cancer. She was
born on May 13, 1954, to Jack and Betty Condra, who precede her in death.
She graduated from Loogootee High School, and attended Indiana State University.
Jackie worked for the Chevrolet dealership in Terre Haute for five years, before going
to work for Hercules/AET, where she was employed for 31 years, before retiring
earlier this year. She attended Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church with
Ministers Bob and Kathy Roush. Her passion was for volunteering for many youth
programs, which included president of North Little League and secretary of Vigo
County Football. Jackie was a team mom for many youth teams as well, where her
motherly instinct had a life changing effect on many young people. Jackie always
loved kids, as they did her.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, David Porter; one son, Cory Porter of
Terre Haute; two stepsons, Justin (Kim) Porter of Noblesville and Seth Porter of Terre
Haute; one stepdaughter, Ashley Porter of Clinton; and one awesome grandson,
Owen Porter, along with another grandson on the way. Jackie also leaves to cherish
her memory, her sister, Carolyn (Rick) Rhoten of North Wales, Pa.; mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Ruth and Sam Ferguson of Terre Haute; one sister-in-law, Becky
Grimes of Terre Haute; one brother-in-law, Tom (Nancy) Porter of Bargersville; five
nephews, Grant (Lara) Rhoten of Dayton, Ohio, Jason (April) Manning of New
Palestine, Jared (Kim) Grimes of Terre Haute, Suzanne (Justin) Hart of Morristown,
and Andy Whicker of Houston; niece, Courtney (Brian) Wolf of Indianapolis; and eight
great-nieces and great-nephews, Mackenzie, Ryleigh, Matthew, Ben, Logan, Sam,
Amelia, and Adrianne. Jackie also is survived by many close friends that helped her
through her battle that she fought so courageously. She had her guardian angel with
her until the very end, Carol Brown. Jackie also had a great friend in her dog, Max,
who was like a child to her. Max will miss Jackie very much until they meet again.
Visitation will be today, Nov. 16, 2012, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home
in Terre Haute. Jackie’s funeral ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.
17, 2012, at the funeral home, with interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will include Grant Rhoten, Jason Manning, Jared Grimes, Richard Targett,
Jim Leitgabel and Dave Bledsoe. Online condolences may be shared with the family
Florence E. Chandler
TERRE HAUTE — Florence E. Chandler, 99, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:50 a.
m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Southwood Health and Rehabilitation Center. Florence
was born Sept. 11, 1913, in Charleston, Ill., to Frank Siders and Alice (Phipps) Siders.
She is survived by a nephew, Larry Wilson and his wife Sandy of Terre Haute; nieces,
Carol Laycock of Terre Haute and Sonja Evelo and husband Skip of Tallahassee,
Fla.; and great-nieces, great-nephews, and other family members. Florence was
preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell T. Chandler, who died in
1986; a sister, Blanche Updegraff; and two brothers, Jimmy Siders and Harry Siders.
She attended Hulman St. Wesleyan Church and was a hard working and dedicated
woman who was a very kind and giving person.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the chapel at
Roselawn Memorial Park with the Revs. Harvey Weaver and Dan Willis officiating.
Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. There is no visitation. DeBaun Springhill
Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may
be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Gilbert Owen Thomas Jr.
TERRE HAUTE — Gilbert Owen Thomas Jr., 88, of Terre Haute, passed away
peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in South Bend. He was born Aug. 14, 1924,
in a rural farmhouse in Clay County, Ind., to Gilbert Owen and Artie Leora (Harris)
Thomas. Immediately after graduation from Clay City High School, he enlisted and
served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II,
participating in both the European and Pacific campaigns. He married the love of his
life, Joanne Elizabeth (Miller) Thomas in 1950. They were married for 61 years until
she preceded him in death. Gilbert earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees
from Indiana State University. He taught English and Humanities for 34 years at
Sarah Scott, Wiley High School and most recently Terre Haute South Vigo, where he
also served as chairman of the English Department. Gilbert was a dedicated and
talented educator. He taught generations of his students how to eloquently express
their ideas, both orally and in written word, and opened their eyes to great works of
literature. Gilbert also was a devoted and beloved father to his son, Flint and
daughter, Beth. Gilbert retired from teaching in 1989 and spent his retirement years
enjoying fishing, trap and target shooting, golf, canoeing, gardening, building
intricately detailed model sailing ships, and radio controlled model airplanes. Gilbert
also was well known for his talent in chair caning. Together, Joanne and Gilbert
enjoyed square dancing, book study groups and traveling both near and far. They
held a special love for their yearly trips to Panama City Beach, Fla. Gilbert was an
active member of Kiwanis and Memorial United Methodist Church, where he could
often be found with the Finders and Seekers group and the “Good Old Boys”. Most of
all, Gilbert could always be found with a smile on his face and all the time in the world
to listen to and help his friends and neighbors who deeply loved him. He will be sorely
Gilbert is survived by his children, Flint Owen Thomas and his wife Jacqueline of
Granger, and Beth Schacht and her husband Dave of Elmhurst, Ill.; sister, Gloria
Jeanette Griffith of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Aaron Gilbert Thomas and his wife
Teresa, Andrea Elizabeth Thomas, Sean Owen Thomas, Matthew Rainier Schacht,
Miles Remington Schacht, and Mason Rhys Schacht; nephews, Brad, Mark, Kent,
Eric, Scott, and Brett; and nieces, Christy, Teresa, Holly, Susan, and Diane.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, from noon until 2 p.m. at Roselawn
Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St. A funeral ceremony will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20,
2012, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will
follow in Roselawn Memorial Park with military rites performed by VFW Post 972.
Online condolences may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
James E. Behem
Thomas V. Rollo
TERRE HAUTE — Thomas V. Rollo, 66, of Terre Haute, and currently living at the
Veterans Nursing Home, in West Lafayette, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012,
following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Jan. 7, 1946, in
Terre Haute, the son of Myron and Gladys (Taylor) Linnabary.
He graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School. He was drafted into the
United States Army and received a medical discharge following an accident during
basic training. He owned and operated Professional Bowling and Trophy in 12 Points
during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Tom had also worked in sales with several
Tom was an avid bowler and bowling instructor. He had received multiple awards and
earned several 300 and 700 series patches. Tom enjoyed watching sports especially
the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Indiana Pacers. He was a member of the
AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion Post 346 in Terre
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Carole Ann Bridgewater.
Jacqueline Ann Turley
TERRE HAUTE — Jack Lee Schimmel, 81, of Terre Haute, passed away on
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Union Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born
on Oct. 21, 1931, in Terre Haute, to Theodore Frederick and Hilda Katherine
He married June (Price) Schimmel and together they raised four children. He later
married Barbara Schimmel. He proudly served in the United States Army during the
Korean War. He worked for Quaker Maid, Glidden, and Vigo County School
Corporation. Jack loved cooking, listening to country music, and watching sports.
Jack enjoyed playing euchre with his family on Saturday nights and holidays. Most of
all, he cherished the time he spent with his family. He will be deeply missed.
Jack is survived by his children, Sherrie Snyder and her husband Jim of Harmony,
Jackie Ray Schimmel and his wife Teena of Terre Haute, Bob Schimmel of Terre
Haute, and Chuck Schimmel and his wife Saundra of Terre Haute; grandchildren,
Jennifer McClain of Rosedale, Jared Norton of Clinton, Brandon Norton and his wife
Jessica of Rosedale, and Matthew David Schimmel and his wife Karia of Peoria, Ill.;
great-grandchildren, Jessica and Brittany McClain, Emma Conner, Christopher
Norton, and Conner David Schimmel; a brother, Donald Ray Schimmel and his wife
Betty of Flat Rock, Mich.; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Hailey Conner and Anthony
Barton; sisters, Joann Turner and her husband Larry of Hillsdale, and Barbara
Raney of Carleton, Mich.; sister-in-law, Mary Schimmel of New Boston, Mich.; a close
friend and honorary brother, Bill Arnold and his wife Faye of Terre Haute; and
several stepgrandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Charlotte Cutliff; brothers,
Chauncey Schimmel, Frederick Schimmel, Lawrence Schimmel, and Theodore
Schimmel, Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Schimmel.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Roselawn
Funeral Home, 7500 N. Clinton St. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the
funeral home with Pastor Kyle Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn
Memorial Park with military rites performed by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972.
Online condolences may be made at: www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Dr. Donald B. Fread
Dr. Donald B. Fread, 87, of Terre Haute, died early Saturday morning, November 24,
2012. He was a Dentist having practiced in Terre Haute for over 46 years. He was
born September 27, 1925, in Terre Haute to William O. Fread and Edna Burton
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jane Ann Price Fread; a son, Don P. Fread
and his wife, Cynthia, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Cindy Readinger and her
husband, Ron, of West Terre Haute and Nancy Rodia and her husband, Jay, of
Donna Rae Jackson
James L. Christopher