Author: Alaina Burton

Mary Alice Purcell

Mary Alice was born in Terre Haute on May 27, 1925, to her beloved “Papa,” Louis R. Yansky. She was devoted to her family, which included her late husband of 50 years, Oscar Purcell; son, Gary (Shirley) of Terre Haute; …

Janet Shipley

Janet Marie Shipley was born on April 17, 1938 in Terre Haute to William “Bill” Holthaus and Roselyn M. Melosch Holthaus. She was born on Easter Sunday and was their “Easter Lilly.” She married her high school sweetheart in 1955 …

Lavera Loveall

Lavera Josephine Loveall was born on February 24, 1932, to Samuel and Helen Norris.  A wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (Grandma Great), Lavera loved her family with all of her heart. She would do anything and everything for her family …

Sam Emmert

Sam J. Emmert was born in Clay County on June 25, 1938, the oldest child of Fred and Marjorie Emmert. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1956, attended Indiana State University, and was a member of the National Guard. …

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