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Balach, Mele

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, October 2, 2007

DANA - Mele Balach, 75, of Dana went to be with the Lord at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Heritage House of Clinton. He was retired from Fauber Construction Company in West Lafayette. He was born March 21, 1932, in Blanford, to George Balach and Myrtle Jackson Balach. His wife of 51 years, Irma Lynn Hurst Balach, whom he married July 20, 1956, in Dana, survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Lisa Hale and her husband Greg of California; three grandchildren, Aaron, Brandon and Chelsea Hale; two sisters, Dorothy Gillio and her husband Ernie of Clinton, and Rose Balach of Blanford; one brother, Alonzo Balach and his wife Mary of Chrisman, Ill.; four sisters-in-law, Hazel Balach of Delta, Pa., Suzanne Fortner, Ceila Wickens and her husband Morris, Judy Wimsett and her husband Phil, all of Dana; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, George Balach Jr. and Steve Balach.

He attended Blanford Grade School and was a graduate of Clinton High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dana, was a 35-year member of Operating Engineers Local 841 in Terre Haute, and a retired member of Dana Community Volunteer Fire Department.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 Maple St., with the Rev. Andrew Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Bono Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today, and before services Thursday. Memorial contributions, if friends desire, may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Baldridge, William F.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Obituary from a collection of Fauniel Hershbarger, a life-long Fountain County Indiana resident

CLINTON, Ind. – William F. Baldridge, 63, of 521 Oak in Clinton died at 8 a.m. yesterday (April 15, 1969) at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. He had been ill one month. Born Sept. 13, 1905 at Bicknell, he was the son of Albert and Ethel Jaquish Baldridge. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Reiber of Hillsdale Route 1, Mrs. Grace Siloer of Terre Haute and Mary Baldridge of Indianapolis. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Frist Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Ballah, Valetta G.

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W 1962

Miss Valetta Gertrude Ballah, age 82, a resident of Covington Rt. 2 for many years, died at 2:10 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 [1962], at the Rudisill Nursing Home here. She had been ill since May 30. Miss Ballah was born Sept. 30, 1884 in Vermillion County, Ind., the daughter of Amos and Margaret Oliphant Ballah. She was a life resident of Warren County and had taught in the rural schools of that county for many years. The last six years of her teaching career were in the Sterling Grade School, east of Veedersburg. She had attended Miss Olive Coffeen's Normal School in Covington. She was a member of the Benson Chapel Methodist Church and its WSCS. She had served as treasurer of the church for 36 years and for many years she had taken care of the records of Upper Mound Cemetery. She had never married. Miss Ballah is survived by one brother, Edward Ballah, Danville, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Lena Murrin, Veedersburg; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. The body is at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home where friends may call after 3 o'clock this afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon (EST) at the Benson Chapel Church where the body will lie in state an hour. Burial will be in Upper Mound Cemetery, just west of Covington.

Ballard, Mrs. Samuel

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian Tuesday, July 2, 1912, p1

Mrs. SAMUEL BALLARD, aged 64, a former resident of Clinton, died of heart disease at her home in Georgetown, IL, Friday.

Mrs. Ballard was a daughter of S.D. and Margaret Mitchell, who were among the first settlers of Clinton. The surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Minerva Rucker of Georgetown, Mrs. Alice Cully, of Terre Haute; a brother, Dick Mitchell of Clinton; and a son, Cal Smith, of Fairview. Her husband, Samuel Ballard, of Georgetown, survives.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.E. Clem at the residence of Dick Mitchell of this city. The Baptist choir sang, and interment was in the Clinton Cemetery.

Baruzelli, Margaret

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Daily Clintonian, 31 Dec 1954

Mrs. Margaret Baruzelli, 67, Blanford, died at her home at 67 a.m. today following a few days' illness. She was born in Italy, but had lived in that community 50 years. Survivors are the husband, Pete; three sons, Domenic Venardi of Blanford; Henry Venardi of Centenary, and Pete Baruzelli of Clinton; one daughter, Mrs. Mentina Guerri, CLinton; six grandchildren and one brother in Italy. Funeral services will be held in Karanovich Funeral Home chapel at 2 p.m. Monday and interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Bazzani, Antonio

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Crawfordsville Journal-Review, 20 nov 1961

Antonio Bazzani, age 78, of Clinton, died at 10 a.m. Sat at the Vermillion Co. Hospital, following an extended illness. Born July 10, 1883, in Italy, he had lived in the Clinton community for the past 52 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Clinton, the K P Victor No 553 of CLinton and the Odd Fellows Unity No 827. He was a retired coal miner. Surv are the wife, Carolina; a daughter, Mrs. Mable Alice Certain of W. Terre Haute RR 2; a son Fred Bazzani of Waveland; five grandchildren and two sisters, Miss Marie Bazzani and Mrs. Rosa Tagliana both of Italy. Services were conducted Monday at the Frist Fun. Home with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Bazzani, Carolina

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Daily Clintonian 8 Jan 1980 pg. 6

Carolina B. Bazzani, 81 of 230 N 9th Street, died suddenly at 8 a.m. today at Meadows Manor North. She was born Nov 1, 1898, in Lotta, Italy and was the daughter of Reynold and Possidonia Galli Berti. Mrs. Bazzani, who was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Clinton and the One-Half Centry Club Auxiliary was a retired seamstress for Lewins & Clinton Garment Company. On Nov 18, 1961, she was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alice Certain of Clinton, one son, Fred of Waveland one sister, Mrs. Anna Poldi of Italy, one brother, Medardo Berti also of Italy; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews in Italy. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. James Shanahan officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Frist Funeral Home where a rosary will be recalled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bazzani, Fred

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Crawfordsville Journal Review, Jan 18, 1997 pg. 2

FRED BAZZANI Aug 26, 1920-Jan 17, 1997

WAVELAND - Fred Bazzani, 75 [sic -- he was actually 76], of Waveland died at 1:40 a.m. Friday in Culver Union Hospital at Crawfordsville. he had been a carpet layer for 45 years and had worked for the US Postal Service for 26 years, retiing 1976. Mr. Bazzani had coached baseball for Waveland High School and coached in the Waveland Little League. He started the Waveland Fire Department in 1951 with the assistance of Clarhud Moore. He was an Army veteran of WWII and received a Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service; was a 50-year member of the Waveland American Legion Post; member of Browns Valley Christian Church; past member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church; Rural Letter Carriers Association; National Assoc. of Civil Conservation Corps; and was a Cub Scout leader. Mr. Bazzani was a 1938 graduate of Clinton high School and attended Rose Poly institute. He was born Aug 26, 1920 at Universal Ind to Antonio and Carolina Berti Bazzani. He was first married to kathryn G. Smith on April 20, 1946 at West Terre Haute. She died 1982. He was then married to Doris Simpson Jeffries on Jan 13, 1983 at Paris Ill. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gary and Larry, both of Waveland, a daughter, Mrs. James (Karen) Zach of Crawfordsville; a sister, Alice Certain of Clinton; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and four step great grandchildren. A brother is deceased. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday in Powers-Priebe Funeral Home at Crawfordsvilel with the Rev. Ron Whitacre officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cem. at Crawfordsville. Friends may call at the funeral home 3-7 p.m. Sunday. Military rites will be conducted by the Crawfordsville Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion.

Bazzani, John

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Daily Clintonian" Monday January 26, 1948: Pg. 1, Col. 5

John Bazzani, 68, Dies Sunday at Universal home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2:00 pm at the First Funeral Home for John Bazzani, 68, who died at the home of his brother Tony Bazzani of Universal at 7:30 am Sunday. Mr. Bazzani had been a member of the Victor Knights of Pythias Lodge, Bersillie Lodge of Centenary and also a member of the 9th Street IOOF Lodge.

Besides the brother Tony he is survived by another brother Louis of Italy, 2 sisters Miss Mary Bazzani and Mrs. Rose Taghiani, both of Italy and several neices and nephews. The body was taken to the First Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Kitchen will officate and burial will be made in the Roselawn Memorial Park.

[1910 Vermillion County census -- Universal -- #98 -- Boards with Frank Lorengini 37 Italy]
[John Bazani age 28 came here 1899 -- Alien b. Italy parents b. Italy Miner can speak English]

Waveland Independent, Jan 29, 1948

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bazzani attended the funeral of his uncle, John Bazzani at the Frist Funeral Home, Clinton Tuesday afternoon.

Beauchamp, Daughter

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, February 11, 1880

A daughter of JOHN BEAUCHAMP, residing 3-1/2 miles southwest of Gessie, died on last Sunday night, aged about 18 years.

Beauchamp, Fanny

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, February 18, 1880

Miss FANNY BEAUCHAMP, of Low's Chapel, IL, died on Sunday the 8th instant, of quick consumption, aged 21 years. She was an amiable and accomplished young lady, and a member of the Christian Church. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. J.C. MYERS.

Bell, Carrie

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Clintonian, Saturday, September 18, 1937, p1

A stroke which she suffered Thursday proved fatal to Mrs. CARRIE BELL, who died at the Vermillion County Hospital at 11 a.m. today, on her 48th birthday anniversary.

Mrs. Bell came here from Elkville, IL, 11 years ago with her husband, Fred Bell, who came here to work at the strip mine near Centenary.

Besides the husband, she is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Ricketts of Detroit and Mrs. Ada Wilson of Clinton; one grandchild; 4 brothers, Harm McAtee of Parkensburg, WV; Theodore McAtee of Barnett, OH; Norvel McAtee of Mingo Junction, OH; and Mac McAtee of Mingo Junction, OH; and 2 sisters, Mrs. May Mayo of Parkensburg, WV, and Mrs. Ettie Wooley of Akron, OH. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

Bell, Charley

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 14, 1880

CHARLEY BELL At Rest

Uncle CHARLEY BELL, of this place, who attempted to kill himself on last Wednesday morning with a small pocketknife, died at 15 minutes before 11 o'clock on last Monday night from the effects of the ugly wound he inflicted with his own hands. He was 80 years of age the 30th of December, and had been in very feeble health for the last two months, the most of which time he was confined to his room. The day before he committed the horrible deed, he had made several trips to the front fence gate, where he stood for quite awhile looking downtown. He also, on that day, told some of the family that he wanted to see WILLIE BELL, his little grandson. WILLIE went to see him the third time before he made known his wish. He then told him that he wanted to borrow his knife to trim his toenails. That night he burned a lamp until about 11 o'clock, something unusual for him. When Mrs. BELL took him his breakfast the next morning, he was still lying in bed and when told his meal was ready, he replied that he would get up shortly and eat. Between 8 and 9 o'clock, she returned to get the dishes, and was horrified at the sight that met her gaze. His throat was all gashed up, and he was thoroughly drenched in blood. A physician was called in, stitched the gaping wounds, but without effect. He began to grow weak, and from last Friday was not able to eat anything. The funeral took place from the residence of Mrs. JAMES A. BELL yesterday afternoon, Rev. M.L. GREEN officiating, after which his remains were taken up to the Eugene Cemetery and gently laid away to wait the morning of the resurrection. The deceased was a member of the M.E. Church, and had been for many years.

Bell, James A.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, October 30, 1873

The death of a good man is a great loss. The death of JAMES A. BELL, formerly Clerk of this county, cast a gloom over the entire community where he so long lived.

Mr. BELL was born at Eugene, June 20, 1826, and resided there and at Newport all his life. He received the benefits of a common school education, and at an early age of 16, was appointed Clerk by Mr. FLORER. He was Deputy 7 years, and then was elected Clerk, and re-elected, holding the office for 8 years. At the close of his official term, he, with E.M. GROVES, built the Eureka Mills. This proved a financial failure, and Mr. BELL lost all his property.

Early in the war he entered the service. He was elected First Lieutenant, and was afterwards promoted to Captain. He was a brave and true soldier, and loved by all his men.

In 1864 he was elected Treasurer of this county, and in 1867 was again elected Clerk. He was succeeded as Clerk in 1872 by Mr. GIBSON, the present incumbent. He spent more than a score of years in the service of the public, and was a courteous, competent and efficient officer.

He became a member of the M.E. Church in early life. He was a consistent Christian, a special patron of the Sabbath School, ever ready and willing to do his work.

The Masonic fraternity, of which he was an honored member, bears evidence of real, true manhood.

He leaves a widow, 7 children, and his aged father, who will, more than the others, feel his loss. He was a true husband, a kind father, and a dutiful son. In all the relations of life, he was the true man. A better friend no man could have than Mr. BELL. Thoughtful, cool, and self-possessed, he walked quietly and peaceably the journey of life, true to his family and his friends, his duties, and to himself.

Bennett, Evelyn "Lynn"

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, December 8, 1999

ROSEDALE -- Evelyn "Lynn" Bennett, 68, of Rosedale died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in West Central Community Hospital. She was born March 29, 1931, in Springfield, Ohio, to Carl Walker and Mary Walker. Her husband, Paul William "Baldy" Bennett, died Sept. 6, 1993. Survivors include two sons, William Dale Bennett and Robert Lee Bennett; four daughters, Diane Jennings, Cathy Williamson, Belinda Bennett and LuAnn Pearman; two brothers, Fred Walker and Dick Walker; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services are noon Friday in Frist Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial is in Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until services Friday.

Bennett, Olive Spurgeon

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
The Tribune-Star, September 8, 2006

HILLSDALE - Olive Bennett, 89, of Hillsdale died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, in Heritage House Nursing Home in Clinton. She was born March 2, 1917, in Hillsdale to Joe Spurgeon and Ona Beard Spurgeon. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Bennett.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrel and Ginny Bennett, and Donnie and Diane Bennett; one daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Jim Diemer; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Spurgeon; and two sisters, Ruby Scott and Helen Douglas. She was a member of Tennessee Valley Church. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Frist Funeral Home in Clinton, with Bob Howard officiating. Burial is in Helts Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Bishop, Clarence F.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, October 4, 1982, p4

CLARENCE F. BISHOP, 83, of Newport, died at 4 p.m. Friday in Vermillion County Hospital.

He was born October 23, 1898, to John and Martha Goddard Bishop. The lifelong Newport resident was a member of Friends Church in Newport. He belonged to Millwright Local No. 1003 in Indianapolis. He retired in 1974. He was an Army veteran.

On April 4, 1942, in Rockville, he married Mary K. Brown, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Clarence Ronald of Colorado Springs, CO; two daughters, Jerri Walton of Cayuga and Carol Sue Ellis of Chrisman, IL; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home by James H. Harrison. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today.

Blakesley, Caroline (Kiger)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, March 10, 1880

Summit Grove, March 8, 1880 -- At 8 o'clock a.m. on last Friday morning, the spirit of Mrs. CAROLINE BLAKESLEY, of this township, took its flight. She was the daughter of JAMES KIGER, and born in Fountain County and raised in this State. In 1867 she was married to JOHN BLAKESLEY and has ever since been a devoted and loving wife. On Tuesday, March 24th, she was taken with pneumonia fever and nothing could be done for her relief. She was about 34 years old, and leaves a husband and 5 children to mourn her loss. She was kind and a good-hearted woman; always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her life before marriage was a life of toil, even having to take her ax and go into the woods and there make rails and chop wood and build fences. Her funeral took place at the Salem M.E. Church on Helt's Prairie, Saturday, March 6th. A splendid sermon was preached, after which they retired to the Cemetery, a half mile west of the church, and laid her remains to rest in the cold and silent tomb.

Blunk, Thomas J.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, March 24, 1880

THOMAS J. BLUNK, of this place, died of consumption at half past 12 oclock on last Friday morning, and at 8 oclock in the afternoon of the same day, was laid away to rest in the silent tomb. The deceased was born in this State in 1830, and settled in this county in 1844, where he had resided ever since. During the war, he served as a faithful soldier in the 123rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged after the close of the war. He had been a great sufferer from diseases of one kind or another for many years, and longed for the day when death would ease his pains. A few weeks ago, the deceased requested Brother M.L. GREEN, pastor of the M.E. Church here, to place his name on the mass book as he desired to become a member of church. The funeral services were conducted at his late residence by Rev. GREEN, after which his remains were conveyed to the Thomas Cemetery, two miles northwest of town.

Boren, Belle

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 28, 1880

Helt Township News -- This week it is our sad duty to record the death of BELLE BOREN, who departed this life last Tuesday evening, in her 27th year. Her sufferings were very severe, yet all was borne with a spirit of resignation. She was a consistent member of the U.B Church, and died with bright prospects of a glorious immortality. She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn.

Bosstick, Cecil "Buck"

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, February 27, 1961, p1

Illness Fatal to CECIL BOSSTICK

CECIL (BUCK) BOSSTICK, 46, well known farmer of near Rosedale, died at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Saturday morning following an extended illness. He had been a patient there since Wednesday.

Mr. Bosstick was a member of the Rosedale Methodist Church and had lived his entire life in that community.

Survivors include the widow, Kathleen; a daughter Karen; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottrell-Williams Home in Rosedale with Rev. Donald True officiating. Burial will be in the Rosedale Cemetery.

Botner, Infant daughter of Charles

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 3, 1902, Newport, Indiana 

The youngest daughter of Charley Botner died Friday evening from flux.  Funeral services were held at Center church Sunday after which her remains were interred in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery.

Botner, Charles Milton

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, January 11, 1960

RITES FOR RETIRED MINISTER PENDING
Clinton, Ind., Jan 11 - (Special) - Rev. Charles Milton Botner, a former Vermillion county school teacher and minister, died Sunday evening at the residence in St. Bernice. His death followed a three-week illness. He was 87. Born in Kentucky on April 28, 1872, he came to the St. Bernice area some five years later and received his early education here. During his early twenties, Rev. Botner entered the teaching profession and served as a teacher in several local grade schools until about 1930.

After serving as teacher in the county schools for many years, he became associated with the ministry. During his pastorate, Rev. Botner served as minister of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church near here for a few years and later went to Lawrenceville, Ill., and surrounding area where he also was pastor for the next 15 years. He was also a member of the Southern Illinois Methodist Conference. He retired from the ministry about 12 years ago.

Surviving are the widow; two daughters (Mrs.) Mabel Daughetery of St. Bernice and Mrs. Florence Lowry of RR 1, Clinton; two sons, Harold of Indianapolis and Paul of St. Bernice; two brothers, C.C. and Jacob, both of RR 3, Clinton; two sisters (Mrs.) Ola Thorne of Dana and Mrs. Ella Thompson of Scottland, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The body is at the Frist Funeral Home.

Botner, Christopher Columbus "CC" Senior

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, April 3, 1912, Newport, Indiana
C.C. Botner died at his home March 28th caused by a blood vessel bursting in his brain.  The funeral was held at Center church Sunday morning.
Mrs. Malinda Wellman and son Theodore of North Dakota came (to) the funeral (of) C.C. Botner.

Botner, Christopher Columbus Junior

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Terre Haute Tribune, September 28, 1972
Clinton, Ind. (Special) - Arrangements are pending at the Frist Funeral Home for Christopher C. Botner, 85 RR 3, who died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Vermillion County Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter (Mrs.) Bertha Crane, Clinton, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Terre Haute Star, Friday, September 29, 1972, Terre Haute, Indiana
Christopher C. Botner
Clinton, Ind. (Special) - Services for Christopher C. Botner, 85, RR 3, who died Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating.  Burial will be in Helt's Prairie Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.  He was a retired farmer and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Crane, Clinton, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Terre Haute Star, Saturday, September 30, 1972, Terre Haute, Indiana
Christopher C. Botner
Clinton, Ind. (Special) - Services for Christopher C. Botner, 85, RR 3, who died Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating.  Burial will be in Helt's Prairie Cemetery.

Botner, Elbert

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse

Terre Haute Star, Friday, November 19, 1965, Terre Haute, Indiana
ELBERT BOTNER
services for Elbert Botner, 83, 1660 N. 13th St., who died Wednesday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Cross Funeral Home, with the Rev. Virgil Romans officiating. 

Burial will be in Bethesda cemetery.

Botner, Helen A.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, August 23, 1958

Clinton, Ind., Aug. 23 - (Special) - Mrs. Helen A. Botner, 69 years old, R.R. 3, Clinton, died at 6:20 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a member of the Center Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, C.C. Botner; a daughter (Mrs.) David Crane of Terre Haute; a brother, Lawrence Luce of Clinton, and a granddaughter. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Botner, Jacob D.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, August 4, 1969

Clinton, Ind. (Special) - Jacob Dawson Botner, 85(?), RR 3, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include the widow, Lucy; two daughters (Mrs.) Mildred Wright, Clinton, and Mrs. Blanch Saxton, Dana; a son, Lester, clinton; a brother C.C., Clinton; a sister (Mrs.) Ola Thorne, Dana; three grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating. Burial will be in the Helt's Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday.

Botner, Lester J.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, May 20, 1981

Lester J. Botner - Clinton - Services for Lester J. Botner, Route 3, Clinton, who died Tuesday morning at Vermillion County Hospital wil be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Frist Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Gene Gilreath officiating. Burial will be in Helt's Prairie cemetery. Visitors may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a sister (Mrs.) Mildred Wright, Route 3, Clinton, two nephews, and a niece. September 16, 1964

Botner, Lucy Pearl (Haun)

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, Thursday, May 13, 1971, Terre Haute, Indiana
MRS. LUCY PEARL BOTNER
CLINTON, Ind. (Special) - Services for Mrs. Lucy Pearl Botner, RR 3, who died Wednesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Flory officiating.  Burial will be in Helt's Prairie Cemetery.  Friends may call. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wright, Clinton, and Mrs. Blanche Saxton, Dana, Ind.; a son, Lester, Clinton; a brother, Heber Haun, Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mitchell, Montezuma, Ind., and Mrs. Golda Helm, Camargo, Ill.; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Botner, Mary Gordon

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune

Clinton, Ind. (Special) - Mrs. Mary Gordon Botner, 90, died at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Dana Nursing Home. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters (Mrs.) Mabel Daugherty, St. Bernice (Mrs.) Florence Lowry, Clinton; two sons, Harold, Indianapolis, and Paul, St. Bernice; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home where services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday. The Rev. Robert Watson will officiate and burial will be in Helt's Prairie cemetery.

Botner, Mary Letitia (Borders)

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, September 20, 1922

By Special Correspondent
Clinton, Indiana - September 20 - Mrs. Mary L. Botner, 72 years old, died yesterday at her home near Center. She is survived by her husband, Christopher C. Botner; three sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home, and burial will be in Helt's Prairie cemetery.

Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, September 27, 1922, Newport, Indiana
The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Botner was held Wednesday afternoon at her home in the Center neighborhood, Helt township.  Burial took place at the Helt's Prairie cemetery.
Deceased was the wife of Christopher C. Botner, who came from Kentucky several years ago.  She was afflicted with chronic bronchitis for several years and died at the age of 72 years at her home on the evening of Sept. 19.  Besides the husband she is survived by three sons and two daughters.
 
Clinton Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, September 19, 1922, Clinton, Indiana
AGED WOMAN DIES AT HER HOME NEAR CENTER
Mrs. Mary L. Botner, 72 years old, died yesterday evening at her home in the Center neighborhood. For several years she had been in poor health, being afflicted with chronic bronchitis, which finally caused her death.  Her husband, Christopher C. Botner, three sons and two daughters survive. Mrs. Botner had lived in Helt township for many years and was well know in that vicinity.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home, and burial will be in Helt's Prairie cemetery.

Botner, Vernon H.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Linton Daily Citizen, Thursday, December 6, 1962, Linton, Indiana 

BEDFORD MAN IS KILLED IN RAIL ACCIDENT TODAY
Vernon H. Botner, 44, Bedford railroad conductor, was killed instantly this morning in an accident near the Airline Sponsler stripper mine tipple south of Linton.
According to the Greene County Coroner Delmer Hasler, who investigated, Mr. Botner was caught between two freight cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific company and was dragged a distance of 62 feet.
The coroner said that the wheels of one of the freight cars passed over Mr. Botner's body.
He said that members of the train crew were Ezra Sutton of Jasonville, the engineer; Elwood Endicott of St. Bernice and Morgan Kile of Clinton, the brakemen, and Sheldon Dove of Jasonville, the fireman.
Coroner Hasler said that the crew told him that a "knuckle" (coupler) had broken between two of the cars and that the crew had stopped to make repairs. After the repairs had been completed, the train started backing, pushing cars onto the slope above the mine tipple. The crew members, Coroner Hasler said, did not know that Mr. Botner was between two cars.
Lyle Shanahan, trainmaster of the Milwaukee company, was called from Terre Haute to conduct an investigation this afternoon.
Mr. Botner's body was taken to the Welch and Cornett Funeral home and was to be removed to the Ferguson-Lee Funeral home at Bedford for the completion of funeral arrangements.
Details of survivors were not available this afternoon but it was reported that Mr. Botner was married and was the father of three or four children.
 
Anderson Herald Bulletin, Friday, December 7, 1962, Anderson, Indiana
Freight Conductor Dies Under Train
Linton, Ind. (AP) - A freight train conductor was killed Thursday when caught by the train and dragged 62 feet down the tracks at a spur leading into a strip mine.
There were no witnesses to the death of Vernon H. Botner, 44,  Bedford, an employee of the Milwaukee Railroad.  The accident occurred at the Airline-Sponsler mine of Alva Coal Corp., south of Linton.
 
Tipton Tribune, Monday, December 10, 1962, Tipton, Indiana
CRUSHED AT MINE
Linton, Ind. (UPI) - Vernon H. Botner, 44, Bedford, an employee of the Milwaukee Railroad, was killed Thursday, when he was crushed between two freight cars in the yard of the Airline-Sponsler coal mine.

Boyce, Donald Ray

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, December 13, 1976, p1

DONALD RAY BOYCE, 52, of 530 Elm Street, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute after six weeks illness. He was the husband of Marilou Boyce, Vermillion County Home Extension agent. Boyce was a native of Brazil, IN, born August 31, 1924 to Ira and Margaret Adams Boyce. He had resided in Clinton the past 3 years. A World War II veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post in Clinton and Brazil, and the Clinton Lions Club, Brazil Elks Lodge for over 25 years, and the Blanford Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife Marilou Sullivan Boyce; his mother, Mrs. Ira Boyce of Brazil; 2 daughters, Miss Adrienne "Addy" Boyce and Mrs. Deirdre "Dee Dee" Luce, both of Clinton; a brother, Vance Boyce of Indianapolis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Tom Glasgo of Indianapolis and Mrs. Melvin Kitch of Brazil; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Karanovich Funeral Chapel. Rev. Howard Allen will officiate and burial will be in Clearview Cemetery in Brazil.Visitation will be 4-9 this evening. Elks Lodge of Brazil will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.

Boyce, Roxana

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Tuesday, March 11, 1912, p1

Miss Boyce Dead, age 82 -- Miss ROXANA BOYCE, age 82 years, died at the home about 7 miles southwest of Clinton, Sunday, after a brief illness. Miss Boyce was a sister of Uncle Ed Boyce, 84 years old, and of Miss Polly Boyce, aged 86. She and her sister were probably the oldest maiden sisters in the county. The funeral will be held from the home, Tuesday morning at 11, and burial will be in the Shirley Hill Cemetery.

Bradburn, Lawrence "Pete"

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: from a scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger in 1950-70s typed by: JR

Lawrence E. (Pete) Bradburn, age 68, of 1012 Campbell, Danville, Ill., and a former resident of the Foster community, west of Covington, died at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Lake View Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient six days. Mr . Bradburn was born Oct. 9, 1898, in Vermillion County, Ind., the son of Charles and Rebecca E . Shute Bradburn. He was married Jan. 27, 1934, to Mable Rodgers, who survives. He was a former resident of the Foster community and moved to Danville in 1949. He was a retired farmer and last had been employed by the St. Clair Trailer Sales. Suriving, in addition to the wife, are: two sisters, Mrs. Lula West and Mrs. Mary Belcher, both of Danville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in Covington. The Rev. Lawrence Tedrow, pastor of the Benson Chapel Church, officiated. Burial was in Rodgers Cemetery.

Brandt, Anna (Bruce)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, August 7, 1908, p1

Mrs. ANNA BRANDT of Chicago died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Court L. Meyer, Friday night. A cancerous growth caused Mrs. Brandt's death. Rev. C.H. Leeson of the M.E. Church conducted the funeral services from the home Sunday and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Brandt's maiden name was Bruce. She was born and raised in Clinton, where she left friends and relatives. She had been visiting Mrs. Meyer for some time previous to her fatal illness. Mr. Brandt came down from Chicago, and was here for the funeral services.

Brennan, Ned

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, December 15, 1880

Uncle NED BRENNAN, a pauper at the poor farm, died on Tuesday of last week. He had no relatives in this country.

Brodock, Ida Reeder

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, March 14, 1934, p1

Mrs. IDA REEDER BRODOCK, 69, wife of James M. Brodock, died at her home, 618 Blackman Street, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Brodock had been in poor health for several years and had been seriously ill for about three weeks.

She was born south of Clinton, near Syndicate, the daughter of Sophia Brown and Amos Reeder. She and Mr. Brodock had lived in Clinton for 22 years. Previous to that time they had made their home at New Goshen.

Surviving besides the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Nema Koonce of Parke County; 4 granddaughters, Mrs. Robert Wright and Mrs. Herschel Anstead of Clinton and Mrs. Doris Harden and Winifred Koonce of Terre Haute; one great-granddaughter, Ileene Anstead of Clinton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The body will be taken from Frist's Funeral Home to the residence at 5 o'clock today. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with the Rev. E.D. Thistlethwaite in charge. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Brown, Bert I.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, April 1, 1966, p1

BERT I. BROWN, 64, of Clinton Route 2, was dead on arrival at the Vermillion County Hospital at 7:30 p.m. last night [Thursday] following a heart attack. He had been a resident of this community for the past 23 years and was a truck driver.

Surviving are the wife, Blanche, four sons; Bert Jr., in service stationed at the Panama Canal; John of the USAF in Omaha, NE; Joseph of Route 2, and Charles of Indianapolis; three daughters; Mrs. Geraldine Morgan of Indianapolis; Mrs. Lorene Stuper, at home; and Mrs. Norma Giuliano of Clinton; 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Frist Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma.

Brown, Blanche

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, June 14, 1982, p8

BLANCHE BROWN, 77, of Route 2, Clinton, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday in a Nebraska Hospital. She had been visiting her son, John Brown, in Bellevue, NE. Mrs. Brown was born September 4, 1904, in Hillsdale, a daughter of Pearl and Grace Southard Sykes. Her husband, Bert Brown, and two daughters, Norma Giuliano and Geraldine Morgan, died earlier. Survivors include one daughter, Lorene Stuper, Route 2, Clinton; four sons, Bert of the Panama Canal, John of Bellevue, NE; Joe of Terre Haute, and Charles of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Moran of Chrisman, IL; and four brothers; Melvin Sykes of Mecca, Delbert Sykes of Clinton, Donald Sykes of Hillsdale, and Charles Sykes of Oregon. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Karanovich Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma.

Brown, Fred

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Friday, March 13, 1959, p1

FRED BROWN, 66 years old, of Hillsdale, died at 4:30 a.m. today at the Vermillion County Hospital. He was admitted there for surgery about two weeks ago. Mr. Brown was born March 11, 1893, the son of John D. and Emma Foos Brown. He was married to Maude Billings, who survives. Mr. Brown and his wife were employed at the Rockville Sanitorium for several years, retiring about a year ago. He was a member of the Hillsdale Methodist Church and the Oddfellow Lodge. Survivors besides his wife are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ponton of Hillsdale and Mrs. Blanche Ronk of Akron, OH, and two brothers, Bert Brown of Clinton, rural route, and Harry Brown of Hillsdale. The body was taken to the Brown Funeral Home at Montezuma. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with burial in the Montezuma cemetery.

Brown, Graham

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune, March 24, 1999

CAYUGA -- Mary Virginia Graham Brown, 65, of Cayuga died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a homemaker. She was born May 17, 1933, in Hillsdale to Claude Graham and Audrey Middlebrook Graham. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Leon Brown, whom she married June 21, 1953, in Hillsdale; two daughters and one son-in-law, Cathy Hudson and her husband Don of Clinton and Candy Schaeffer of Tilton, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law, Claude Leon Brown and his wife Carol of Cayuga; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Carl Graham and his wife Marilyn of St. Bernice and Dale Graham of Clinton; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen Pearman of Boise, Idaho, JoAnn Brown and her husband Charles of Terre Haute, Betty Lynn of Indianapolis, Ruth Graham of Cincinnati and Emma Lou Matthews and her husband John of Clinton; six grandchildren, Charles and Matthew Griffin, both of Terre Haute, Bobby and Scott Fauver, both of Danville, Ill, Kayla Brown of Indianola, Ill., and Debbie Brown of Cayuga; six stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Cody Gagnon and Alexis Griffin; several stepgreat-grandchildren; two uncles; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers. She was a member of the Half Century Club of Clinton and the Cayuga American Legion Post 263 Auxiliary. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in DeVerter Brothers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wendall Adams officiating. Burial is in Thomas Cemetery in Newport. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today with a Legion Auxiliary memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Brown, Harry

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, February 27, 1961, p1

HARRY BROWN, 57, Dies Sunday At Capital Hospital
HARRY W. BROWN, of Hillsdale, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for two weeks.

Mr. Brown was born July 3, 1903, in this vicinity. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Surviving are a son, David, of Tuscola, IL; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ponton of Hillsdale; with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Blanche Ronk of Akron, OH; a brother, Bert of Clinton R.R.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Baum officiating with burial in Montezuma Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Tuesday.

Brown, John D.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Thursday, October 23, 1952, p1

JOHN D. BROWN, 86, Hillsdale, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Brown was a retired miner and had spent his lifetime in Vermillion and Parke counties.

Born August 5, 1866 in Vermillion Co., he was the son of Joseph H. and Delia Coffman Brown. Following the death of his wife in 1942, Mr. Brown had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ollie Ponton of Hillsdale.

He had served three years as a member of the Town Board of Montezuma. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Ponton are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Blanche Ronk, Indianapolis, and three sons; Bert, Clinton, and Fred and Harry, Hillsdale. The body was taken to the Brown Funeral Home at Montezuma to remain for service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Glenn Clark will officiate and burial will be made in Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma.

Brown, Mrs. Mead

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 14, 1880

Highland News -- Mrs. MEAD BROWN died on the morning of the 7th.
It becomes our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. MEAD BROWN, formerly MEAD WHITE, who departed this life last Wednesday night after an illness of several weeks, in her 24th year. A large concourse of sympathizing friends followed her remains to Helt's Prairie Cemetery where she was laid away to await the resurrection morning. She possessed all those characteristics that won the love and esteem of all who knew her; indeed she was known only to be loved. As a kind and loving sister, as an obedient and dutiful daughter, as a true and affectionate wife, her smiles will be implored.

Burson, Oliver

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, July 28, 1880

At 2 o'clock this morning, OLIVER BURSON, aged 30 years, died at the residence of his mother, 1-1/2 miles south of town. His disease was lung trouble from which complaint he had been confined to his bed for the last 7 weeks. He leaves a young wife and numerous friends who will mourn his early death. OLIVER was an honest and industrious young man, and warmly esteemed by many of the citizens of this place. It grieves us much to see such a noble young man stricken down in the prime of life. His funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Burson, Prude

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, November 3, 1880

Miss PRUDE BURSON, who resided about 1-1/2 miles south of town, died of consumption on yesterday morning, after an illness of three months. Miss BURSON was 37 years of age, and a lady highly respected by everybody. Her funeral took place at 10 o'clock this morning, her remains being interred in the family burying ground, near the residence of the deceased.

Butler, Mrs. Lewis

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Wednesday, August 25, 1880

The wife of LEWIS BUTLER, of this township, died at 6 o'clock on last Sunday evening, of cancer. She leaves a husband and 3 children, and many friends to mourn her death.