Category: Memorials

Dr. Charles R. French

Dr. Charles (Chuck) R. French was born July 1, 1950, to Don and Katherine (McAllister) French. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1968. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1972 and then attended the Indiana University School …

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. …

Judy Harris

Judy Harris was born on July 22, 1951, in Sullivan, Indiana, to Robert E. and Marjorie L. Halberstadt. She was auditor of Sullivan County for several years, and also spent many years working at the Sullivan County Courthouse.

Judy was …

Diane Braden

Diane Braden was born on March 15, 1945, in Brazil, Indiana, to Herman and Betty Kitch. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1963 and, shortly thereafter, married Jack Braden. She went on to work as a Human Resource Manager …

Tom Ewing

Tom Ewing was born on June 4, 1940, in Kansas, Illinois, to Wilbur B. Ewing and Virginia M. Hicks Ewing. He graduated from Honey Creek High School in 1958 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in education from …

Jack Shanks

Jack Shanks was born in Stanford, Kentucky on June 24,1931, to Ted and Lula Shanks. He graduated from Ashboro School in 1949 and served in the Army from 1953-55 during the Korean conflict. Jack married Pat Buck in 1954.

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