Obituaries - L

Lake, Francis M.

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Newport Hoosier State, Newport, Indiana
Wednesday, February 27, 1895

Death of "Buck" Lake
Francis M. Lake, after a protracted and severe suffering, died at his home in Hillsdale, February 21, 1895. He was born October 26, 1839. At the call of his country he enlisted in the 110 Illinois Regiment, but in 1862 he re-enlisted, this time serving his country til the close of the war, receiving his discharge in October 1865. Shortly after his return home from the Army, he was married to Miss Mary E. Underwood, who still survives in the sorrow and loneliness of widow hood. Brother Lake was converted and joined the United Brethren Church in 1869.

He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude and resignation to the divine will, speaking words of encouragement to his sorrowing wife and friends. To him death came as a kind relief from the sorrows of earth, that he might enter in his heavenly rest. After a short funeral discourse, Saturday, at the Highland School House by Rev. J.E. Wright, the remains were laid away in the Highland Cemetery by the G.A.R. boys with their usual impressive ceremonies.

Lamb, Malissa J.

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
Newport Hoosier State, Thursday, December 2, 1875

MALISSA J. LAMB, wife of IRVIN LAMB of this place, died at about 8 oclock on last Monday evening, after a few days illness. Mrs. LAMB was born in Wayne Co., this State, July 24th, 1844, and was united in marriage to IRVIN LAMB on March 15th, 1860. The deceased was a United Brethren in belief, and was formerly a member of this church. She was a kind mother, an affectionate wife, a noble woman and highly esteemed by every person in Newport. Her funeral was preached at 2 oclock on last Tuesday afternoon, at the M.E. Church, by Rev. MILTON B. WOOD, after which her remains were followed by a large crowd of friends to the silent grave.

Lape, Mae Trueman

Submitted by: Beth Rasmussen
Danville Commercial News 21 Apr 1965

Mrs. Mae Lape, 73, of Danville Route 5, Brewer Road, died at 5:15 p.m. yesterday (April 21, 1965) in the Danville Care Nursing Home where she had been a patient two weeks. She had been bed fast two months and ill several years. She had resided on the Route 5 address for 22 years.

Born Jan. 13, 1892, in Danville, she was a daughter of Ben and Martha Trueman. Her schooling was at Washington Grade School and she was a life resident of the area.

Mrs. Lape was married April 10, 1910 to Edward L. Lape, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Mrs.) Pearl Jewell of Danville; a brother, Dewey Trueman of Marion, Ind?. and five sisters (Mrs.) Rachael Wagner of Pacoma, Calif. (Mrs.) Evelyn Mitchell of Taylor, Tex. (Mrs.) Idelle Gallaher of Mellott, Ind. (Mrs.) Emma Switzer of Veedersburg, Ind. and Mrs. Helen Brown of Homestead, Fla. Also, three grandchildren and four great -grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and four sisters. The body is at the Pape Memorial Home where friends will be received after 4 p.m. today. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lawson, Dora Mann

Submitted by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 14 June 1966 p 2

Mrs. Dora Lawson, age 76 of Dana, died Sunday in the Vermillion Co. Hospital in Clinton where she had been a patient since suffering a stroke Friday. She was a daughter of Adolphus and Margaret Whitt Mann and was born April 23, 1890. She married Elmer Lawson who died Sept 13, 1961. Survivors include a brother Geo. Mann of Dana and nieces and nephews. Two brothers and three sisters preceded Mrs. Lawson in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 15 at the Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman. Burial in Harveysburg.

Lawson, Goldie (Smith)

Contributed by: Karen Zach

Mrs. Goldie M. Lawson, 77 a resident of Perrysville for 29 years died at 8:45 p.m. yesterday, Sept 9, 1968 in a hospital at Logansport where she had been a patient for the past six months. Born October 9, 1890 in Parke County she was the daughter of William and Martha Durham Smith. She was married to Jesse C. Lawson on July 18, 1907. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1959. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Southard, Kingman; Mrs. Hester Boyd, Danville Rt 5; Mrs. Martha Trosper Perrysville, Rt 1. Also surviving are five sons; Dallas, Chrisman Rt 4; Carroll, Perrylsvile Rt 1, Oren, Covington Rt 1, James Lawson, Potomac Rt 2 and Joe Lawson, Perrysville. Other survivors include 18 grandchildren, 12 greats, one half brother, Willard keller, Montezuma and two half sisters, Mrs. Martha Knox, Perrysville and Mrs. Emma Lyons, Clinton. SHe was also preceded in death by one sister and two grandchildren. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Perrysville United Methodist Church, the WSCS of that church; Royal Neighbors Lodge and Rebekah Lodge. She attended Harveysburg and Kinman schools. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home, Covington with the Rev. Donald rue officiating. Burial will be in Lower Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Laverty, Lillian

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Star, Thursday, March 2, 1950, Terre Haute, Indiana 

CLINTON, Ind., March 1 - Special - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Laverty, 78 years old, who died Tuesday will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Salem Methodist Church, north of Clinton. The Rev. Frank Peterson will officiate, and burial will be in Helts Prairie Cemetery. The body will be at the Frist Funeral Home until time of the services.

Lewis, Dallas M.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, September 1, 1966

Mrs. Dallas M. Lewis, 69, a lifetime resident of Clinton, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at St Anthony hospital in Terre Haute. She resided at 730 North Main Street. Mrs. Lewis, who was born Nov. 22, 1897 in Clinton, is survived by the husband, William and a niece (Mrs.) Dallas C. Burton of Long Beach, Calif. Visitation at the First Funeral Home will begin at 3 p.m. Friday. Last rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Victor Koontz officiating and burial will be in Riverside cemetery. 

Lewis, William C.

Submitted by: Estella Cox
Daily Clintonian, October 3, 1982,
and by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, October 3-4, 1982, pg. 4

WILLIAM C. LEWIS, 88, of 730 North Main Street, Clinton, died at 8:30 a..m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born on April 28, 1894, in Clinton, to William C. and Minnie B. McDaniel Lewis. He was a retired coal miner. He was well known locally as a musician. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America and a World War I veteran.

Survivors include one sister, Lorraine Blower of Kalkaska, MI; one niece, Betty Jernegan of Nashville, TN; and two nephews. His wife, Dallas Lewis, preceded him in death in 1965.

Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frist Funeral Home by Rev. Wayne McLaughlin. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today. 

Lewsader, Elmer

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

Elmer Lewsader, age 72, who spent most of his life in the Perrysville area, died at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, where he had been a patient five days. He had been in ill health the past two months. Mr. Lewsader was born Aug. 31, 1890 in Fowler, the son of Frank and Rosila Johnson Lewsader. He was married April 19, 1916 to Lillie Belle Holycross, who preceded him in death in Dec. 1921. He had been a hand molder at the Crawfordsville Foundry for 25 years and had retired in 1957. Prior to that time he had worked for the C&EI Railroad, the old Perrysville Foundry and had farmed. He was a member of Vermillion Lodge 113, Knights of Pythias. The body is at the Lewsader residence in Perrysville where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. (CST) Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Perrysville Methodist Church where the body will be taken at 1 p. m. The Rev. Earl Owen will officiate and burial, with the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in charge, will be in Lower Mound Cemetery.

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

Perrysville -- Funeral services for Elmer Lewsader, age 72, who died Christmas morning, Dec. 25, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church here. The Rev. Earl Owen officiated and burial, with the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home in charge, was in Lower Mound Cemetery. Mr. Lewsader had been in ill health for two months and was hospitalized five days. He was the son of Frank and Rosila Johnson Lewsader and was married April 19, 1916 to Lillie Belle Holycross, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sons, Gilbert of Terre Haute and Charles of Perrysville; one brother, Ray of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Smith of Perrysville and Mrs. Mary Howell of Danville Rt. 5; and four grandchildren. A brother also preceded him in death. Pallbearers were: George Jackson, Tillman Adams, Ed Mellinger, Russell Crowder, Clifford Spandau and Oscar Richardson.

Lindsey, Edna M. (Haskell)

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Monday, December 18, 1978, pg.8

County Native Edna Lindsey Dies -- EDNA M. LINDSEY, 93, of 541 Vine Street, Clinton, died unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. She formerly resided in Terre Haute.

Mrs. Lindsey was born in Vermillion Co., IN, July 15, 1885, to William and Cora Pinson Haskell.

She is survived by a brother, Max Haskell of Blanford; 3 nephews, Bill Edwards of Clinton, Hal Edwards of Biloxi, MI, and Jack Haskell of Belleview, IL.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frist Funeral Home. Rev. Victor Koontz will officiate at the services and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.Friends may call Tuesday 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Livengood, Charlene Susan (Jones)

Contributed by: Karen Zach
Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Crawfordsville, Montgomery County Indiana 23-Jun-1965 p 4

Veedersburg Mrs. Charlene Susan Livengood, 63, of Rt. 4, Veedersburg died at 4 p. m. Tuesday at Small Nursing Home in Waynetown. She had been in failing health for a year and patient at the home since Saturday. Mrs. Livengood was a resident of Veedersburg for 30 years. born Feb 8, 1902 in Vermillion County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Ida Jones. She was married to Lacy Livengood in May 1920. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1951. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lucille. Survivors include a son, Jesse Livengood of Rt 3, Veedersburg. Funeral services are announced for 11 a. m. Friday at Sever Mortuary in Veedersburg. Edith Bruner will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Attica. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Lohrman, Leslie

Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse
Terre Haute Tribune-Star, November 14, 2006

HILLSDALE - Leslie Lohrman, 89, of Hillsdale died at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, in West Central Community Hospital in Clinton.

He was employed with Commercial Solvents for 45 years as a truck driver and maintained his own farm. He was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Hillsdale to Charles Walter Lohrman and Sylvia Nancy Jackson-Lohrman. His wife, Elizabeth Louise Lohrman, whom he married Oct. 3, 1994, died earlier. Survivors include two sons, Jim Lohrman and Ron Lohrman and his wife, Pat, all of Brazil; two daughters, Jeannie Pinion of Hillsdale and Pat Spencer of Paris, Ill.: one sister, Marybelle Forein of Santa Montica, Calif.; one brother, Forest Lohrman; 14 grandchildren, Jeff and his wife, Carrie Lohrman, Mike and his wife, Terri Clifton, Rhonda and her husband, John Swisher, Karen and her husband, Ed Trout, Andy and his wife, Jodi Lohrman, Ronnie A. Lohrman, Rick Lohrman, Jayme Payne, Leslie and her husband, Jack Rardin, Jim and his wife, Annie, Angela Rogers, George Rogers, Danyell and her husband, Brett Britton and Andreanna Smith; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Sharon Britton, the Swinfords and the Brittons. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leo.

He was a member of Free & Accepted Masons Lodge 32, Retirement Cub of Commercial Solvents and the 1936 graduating class of Hillsdale High School.

Services are 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Karanovich-Giovanini Funeral Home in Clinton, with the Rev. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial is in Helt's Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital.

Lohrman, Sylvia Nancy (Jackson)

Daughter of John Enoch & Anna Belle Wilson Jackson
Submitted by: Cindy Taylor-Matuse  
Mrs. Sylvia Lohrman, Special to the Tribune

Hillsdale, Ind., June 10. - Mrs. Sylvia Lohrman, 47 years old, died at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at her home, R.R. 1, Hillsdale, in the Tennessee Valley Vicinity. Surviving are her husband, Walter Lohrman; her mother, Annabelle Jackson of R.R. 1, Hillsdale; three sons, Leslie Lohrman, of Terre Haute, Leo Lohrman, address unknown, and Forrest Lohrman, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Belle Forein of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie James of R.R. 1, Hillsdale, and Mrs. Fern Shell of Clinton, and three brothers, Thomas Jackson of R.R. 1, Hillsdale, Lawrence Jackson of Springfield, Ill., and Forrest Jackson of Great Bend, Kan. Mrs. Lohrman was a member of the Tennessee Valley Baptist Church. The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home at Clinton.

Long, Russell

Source: Taken from a collection of obituaries originally collected and owned by Fauniel Hershberger of Fountain County, Indiana, now housed by the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Typed by Debby Masterson. Hand dated -1968.
Contributed by: Karen Zach

Word has been received here of the death of Russell Long, age 65, of Gary, who died Thursday night, July 25, at his home. He was the brother of Roscoe Long and Mrs. Marie Wilcox, both of the Covington area. Mr. Long was born April 15, 1903, in Vermillion County, Ill., the son of John J. and Sarah A. Rouse Long. He lived his early life in the Vermillion County area near Danville, Ill., until moving to Gary about 25 years ago. He was employed by the Broadway Lumber Co., until ill health forced him to retire three years ago. Surviving are: his wife, Dorothy, and four children by a former marriage, Esther and Claudine of California and Russell Jr. and Janet, at home in Gary; three brothers, Ernest Long and Harry Long of Danville and Roscoe Long of Covington; and two sisters, Miss May Long of Danville and Mrs. Marie Wilcox of Covington. Funeral services and burial was held Monday at Gary with the Rendina Funeral Home in charge.

Lownsdale, Alice Delilah

Submitted by: Carolyn Schwab
The Daily Clintonian, Saturday, December 21, 1935, pg. 1

Mrs. ALICE DELILAH LOWNSDALE, 83, died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hortense Igo, near Kidley, IL, a few miles west of St. Bernice.

Mrs. Lownsdale was the widow of Dr. Thomas Lownsdale, until his death in 1914, a physician of wide acquaintance in the St. Bernice vicinity.

She is survived by two daughters other than Mrs. Igo and a son. They are Mrs. Agnes Kendall of Marion, IN; and Mrs. Mary Adams, who lives northwest of Kidley; and Clair M. Lownsdale, address unknown. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Clara Bothwell, and Miss Katherine Bothwell, Clay City, IL, and a number of grandchildren, including Miss Annabelle Igo, Clinton.

Although funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning, it was announced by the Frist Funeral Home that the rites probably will be held Monday at the St. Bernice Nazarene Church, of which Mrs. Lownsdale was a member, and that burial would be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.