Mary Ruth Purcell

Mary Ruth Purcell, 66 of Hymera went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Union Hospital-Terre Haute. Mary was born in Terre Haute on June 16, 1948 the daughter of the late John H. and Betty (Anderson) Gibbons. Mary was a homemaker, a ordained minister, and attended the Shelburne Church of God, where she was a Youth Pastor. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Henrietta Gibbons, and Sandra Cox, grandchild, Rachel Purcell, and great grand son, Kitrick Dunn. Mrs. Purcell is survived her loving husband of 43 years; Gary G. Purcell of Hymera, sons; James (Brenda) Dunn of Shelburn, Gary A. Dunn of Frankfort, Jeremy G. (Leona) Purcell of Hymera, Brian K. Purcell of Hymera; brother, John Gibbons of St. Bernice; sisters, Sharon (Delbert) Dickey of Paragon and Patricia (Stan) Szostek; 14 grand children, and 4 great grand children.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Shelburn Church of God, 426 West Mill Street, Shelburn, Indiana 47879 at 1:30 PM with Rev Jerry Adams officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM till the time of service at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Richard A. Runyan

Richard Allan Runyan 70 of Centenary died February 19, 2015 at Vermillion Convalescent Center. He was born to Calvin and Emma Runyan on February 8,1945 in Danville, Illinois. Rick was retired from Eli Lilly of Clinton. Preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his wife of fifty years Lou Kyle Runyan, daughters Tina ( Sam )Spires, Lisa Harris and son Ricky Runyan; brother, Mike (Debbie) Runyan of Clinton, Six grandchildren, Troy Spires, Seth and Tia Spires, Daniel and Drayden Harris and Qiya Runyan. Two great grandchildren, Ary Lowe and Brooklin Richardson. Extended family of cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Rick enjoyed his lifetime being simple and enjoying the outdoors, fishing, bow and arrow, bowling, camping and his pride of his home improvements. He always had a well groomed yard and a beautiful pool. Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Rick’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com

Mary Catherine Beatty

Mary Catherine (Craig) Beatty, 74 of Clinton went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Union Hospital-Clinton after a brief illness. She was born in Clinton on June 30, 1940 the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Katie (Vallosia) Craig. Mary was a life-long resident of Clinton and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1958 and St. Anthony School of Nursing in 1961. Mary was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a lector and a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. She worked as a nurse for over 40 years at the Newport Army Ammunition Depot, where she was known as “Medical Mary”, and retired in 2011. Mary Catherine was a devoted, mother, nurse and friend. She loved animals, being outdoors, and going to the Clinton Public Library. She was an avid reader and had a keen interest in genealogy. Mrs. Beatty was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mike Beatty and her beloved dog, Pugsly. Mary is survived by her son, Craig Beatty, brother, Mike (Becky) Craig, granddaughter, Rainie Robinson, great granddaughter, Iris Robinson, nieces Mika Cinotto, Dana Gudino and Erin Craig, cousins Donna Hollingsworth, Marilyn Hawkins, Tom, Tim and Kris Cloyd, Mike, Gene, Gerry Sr. and Larry Dick, as well as an extended family of cousins and friends who will miss her dearly. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (610 South 6th Street, Clinton, Indiana) with Rev. Fr. Varghese Maliakkal officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Pallbearers will be John Cinotto, Jerry Hawkins, Tom Cloyd, Roy Hollingsworth, Andy Hollingsworth, and Carl Craig Hartlep.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Stephen John Torra

Stephen John Torra, 52, of Brazil, IN, passed away on February 2, 2015. He was born in Pittsfield, MA on January 23, 1963, the son of the late Mary (Dolly) Caccamo Torra and the late Peter Torra Sr. He attended Pittsfield Public Schools. He enjoyed cooking, both personally and professionally, and was employed by Timeout Sports Bar & Grill in Brazil. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 274 and was a United States Navy Veteran. He also enjoyed fishing and watching football. He is survived by his son, Ryan Torra of Lockport, IL; his sister, Donna Rhode of Cary, NC; his brother, Peter (PJ) Torra Jr. of Pittsfield, MA; and a large extended family, as well as network of friends.
A celebration of Stephen’s life will take place at a later date.
Arangments are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Andrea M. Truman

Andrea M. Truman 81, of Rockville went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Union Hospital-Clinton. Andrea was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1933 the daughter of the late Sam and Eulah (Champion) Brown. Mrs. Truman was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Richardson. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Taylor Truman of Rockville; children, Tony T. Truman of Rosedale, Tracie A. Perkins of Rockville; grandchildren, Cassie (Chase) Pershing, Jessica Truman, Ethan Truman, Andrea Perkins and great grandson, Easton Pershing.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Independent Baptist Church 760 North Jefferson St. Montezuma.
A celebration of Andrea’s life will be at 1:00 PM at the church with Rev. Keith McIntyre officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Independent Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Almound A. Annis Jr.

Almound A. Annis Jr. of Dana passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at Indiana University-Methodist Hospital after an extended illness. Almound was born in Kansas City, MO the son of the late Ammound A. and Frances (Lenhart) Annis. He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Dana Park Board and the Dana Boosters. He id preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Harold Annis. Mr. Annis is survived by children; Betty J. Umbarger of Dana, Shane G. (Jamie) Annis of Florida, Robert S. Annis of Independence, MO, Michael R. Annis of Clinton; grandchildren, Meleisha Umbarger, Bethany Nelson, Tiffany Annis and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Darrell L. LaFollette

Darrell L. LaFollette, 75 of Sullivan passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. Darrell was born in Sullivan County on September 11, 1939 the son of the late James W. and Gladys K. (Keene) LaFollette. He was a retired insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Mr. LaFollette was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill LaFollette; sisters, Betty LaFollette, Joyce Walters and step-son, Leith E. Cowden.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Marilyn A (Edrington, Cowden) LaFollette of Sullivan; former wife Regina Floyd-LaFollette; children, Pam (Odus) Tucker of Sullivan, James M. (Pamela) LaFollette of Clay City, Sarah (Mark) Goscinsky of Martinsville, IN, Lisa (Bill Himebrook) Bierman of Plainfield; stepdaughter Mitzi (John) Cowden-Wallace of Spencer, IN. He is also survived by grandchildren, Erin Tucker-Paggett, Lisa Tucker-Bock, Ryan Tucker, Kate Eaton-Ferguson, Emily Eaton, Adam Eaton, Marie Bierman, Mackenzie Bierman; step grandchildren, Katlyn Cowden, Luke Cowden and five great grandchildren.
There will be no services.
Darrell’s family would like to give a special thank you to Shaker Prairie Christian Church and Gentiva Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shaker Prairie Christian Church 3217 West County Road 1075 South Carlisle, Indiana 47838
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Timothy Lee Hood

Timothy Lee Hood , 63 of Reelsville passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at St. Vincent-Clay Hospital. Timothy was born in Greencastle on January 23, 1951 the son of John E. and Harriett L. (Surber) Hood. He formerly worked at Dixie Chopper. Mr. Hood was a United States Army Veteran, A member of The American Legion Post 58 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4388. Timothy was preceded in death by his father, John E. Hood. Tim is survived by his mother, Harriett L (Surber) Hood; son Cody Lee Hood; brothers, John L. (Karen) Hood of Greencastle, Jim L. Hood of Reelsville; sisters, Judy L. Knight of Michigan City, Terri L. (Darrell) Jackson of Greencastle; his companion and best friends, Beverly R. Ward and Cooney and Several Nieces and Nephews.
A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Lisa Gayle Beddow

Lisa Gayle Beddow, 53 of Rosedale went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2014. Lisa was born on November 1, 1961 the daughter of the late Robert O. and Miriam F. (Dill) Beddow. She had worked at the Cracker Barrel Country Store. Lisa was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister; Dianna K. Beddow. Ms. Beddow is survived by sons; Joshua E. (Danna) of Terre Haute, Matthew T. Archibald of Japan, sister; Virginia L. Beddow, brother; Robert T. Beddow of Terre Haute and grandchildren Liam and Misty.
A private celebration of Lisa’s life will be held.
Inurnment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park.
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Beulah Hamblen Somers

Beulah Hamblen Somers, 90, formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away peacefully among her family on January 8, 2015 at Digby House Assisted Living, Lafayette, Indiana. She had resided in Digby House for the last five and a half years and developed a 2nd family among the staff there who quickly bonded with her and lovingly nicknamed her “Mamma”.
Beulah was born in Putnam County on October 18, 1924 to Elzic and Mattie Hamblen. She graduated from Otter Creek High School in 1942. She worked at the Terre Haute Bottle Glass Company during World War II. She married Air Force Master Sergeant John Andrew Somers on January 18, 1946. She also joined and help pioneer one of the first female sports teams and played basketball and softball in her youth.
She was an avid reader, loved to cook, sew, and garden, and spend time at their family cabin and lake. She also loved to write poetry and expressed her love of people and life through her writings which will be cherished for years to come. Most of her married life, she was a homemaker. She was known to be a tiny lady with much spunk and humor and always eager to roll her sleeves up and dig in to whatever task was needed. She dearly loved family gatherings and ensuring everyone was well fed and comfortable. She volunteered at the Red Cross and a nursing home during her 70s. She was a wonderful of example of our countries “Greatest Generation”!
She was a true patriot and devoted military wife, traveling to England, Italy, California, and Texas with her husband throughout his career. She was a member of the North Terre Haute Baptist Church.
Beulah is survived by her daughters, Judy Lynn (Jerry) Downham of Lafayette, Indiana and Jean Ann Somers of Terre Haute, Indiana. She has four grandchildren: Eric Cox of Lafayette, Indiana, Amy Mullens (Craig) of Lafayette, IN, JC Somers of Brazil, Indiana, and Emily Cox of Burlington, Vermont. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Gib Somers (Mary), of Denison, Illinois and sister-in-law, Dorothy Kirby.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son, John Alan Somers. She is also predeceased by her eight siblings.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Carbon Baptist Church at 14100 North Murphy Road, Carbon, Indiana, with the service following at 2:00 PM.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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