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
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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.
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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.
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Donald F. Rukes

Donald Franklin Rukes Jr. 78 of Terre Haute passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence. Don was born in Terre Haute on August 20, 1936 the son of the late Donald F. Sr. and Martha B. (Johnson) Rukes. Donald was the owner/operator of Don Rukes General Hauling. He is survived by wife of 59 years; Patricia J. (Pitts) Rukes and they were married on May 2, 1955, children: Donald F. Rukes III of West Terre Haute, Thomas W. Rukes of Terre Haute, Lorinda S. (David) Goodman of Cory, Loretta L. (Mark) Rukes-Melvin of Terre Haute; grandchildren Tiffani Goodman, David Goodman II, Britney Melvin and Mark Melvin Jr. and one brother Micky D. (Anna) Rukes of Terre Haute.
A celebration of Donald’s life will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Calvary Temple Church (2100 N. 6 ½ Street) from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
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Kairen J. Cooper

Kairen J. Cooper, 59 of Terre Haute passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her residence. Kairen was born on February 19, 1955 the daughter of the late Paul and Betty Jo (Shanks) Cooper. Ms. Cooper was employed with Terre Haute Regional Hospital in the Dietary Department. She also worked at Columbia House Records in the cafeteria, was the Director Of Dietary Services at Maplewood Manor Nursing Home, and a short order cook at the Holiday Inn. She was well known for her cake design and she held two certificates in cake decorating. Ms. Cooper also held a certification in Food Service Supervisor from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Kairen was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Paul Cooper. She is survived by three loving sons; Donald R. Cooper of Mississippi, Jason L. (Courtney) Cooper of Indianapolis and John (Christina) Cooper of Terre Haute and grandchildren; Ethan and Felicity Cooper. In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held.
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Della L. Wall

Della L. Wall, 79 of Wallace died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at her residence. Della was born September 11, 1935 the daughter of the late Lawrence and Verda (Hickman) Dawson. Della was a homemaker; She had a passion sewing, making her own clothes and embroidery.
Her parents; brothers Dale Dawson, Daryl Dawson and grandson Ronnie Jr. Kent preceded Della in death.
Survivors include children; Karen (Ronnie) Kent of Rockville, Doug Wall of Crawfordsville, John Wall of Wallace, Ernie Wall of Wallace and Raleigh Wall of Wallace, granddaughter; Sharon Kent of Rockville. Brother; Dean (Barb) Dawson of Lake Village also several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 AM till 3:00 at the Wallace Christian Church. Services will be held at 3:00 PM with Pastor Ryan Sowers officiating
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials of Clinton. 
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Richard A. Hammond Sr.

Richard A. Hammond Sr. 50 of Terre Haute passed away on Saturday, December 20,2014 at Indiana University Medical Center. He was on the grounds crew with Union Hospital. Richard is preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Jo in 2013, and grandson, Richard Trace Hammond. He is survived by his son; Richard A. (Teasa) Hammond Jr. of Terre Haute, siblings; David Hammond, Darla Hammond, Donnie Hammond Sr., Karen (AL) Layman all of Terre Haute, Robert Hammond of Lyford and several nieces and nephews. January 3, 2015 at Greenwood Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Pastor David Smith Officiating.
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Justin R. Fell

Justin R. Fell, 36 of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 19, 2014. Justin was born in Terre Haute on August 18, 1978 the son of Richard R. and Della C. (Gailbrath) Fell. Justin was currently employed with the Celadon Trucking Company. Mr. Fell was preceded in death by brother; Jason Fell, grandmothers; Barbara Gailbrath , and Ruth Fell. Survivors include his loving wife Amy I (Grayless) Fell (whom he married on August 4, 2011) of Terre Haute; his Parents, children; Tyler Wilkinson, Mariah Wilkinson and Kaylee Fell, sisters; Lacy (Tim) Biddy and Jackie (Greg Sok) Fell both of Terre Haute, several nieces, nephews and great niece and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Calvary Temple (2100 North 6 ½ Street, Terre Haute) With Pastor Danny Nevins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the church prior to services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fell Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union 1122 North Fruitridge Ave. Terre Haute, Indiana 47805
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Patricia Ann (Taylor) Hollingsworth

Patricia Ann (Taylor) Hollingsworth, of Terre Haute, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 surrounded by her family and the loving staff of Meadow’s Manor – East. Patricia was born to Glenn and Tina Hazel Willis on June 19, 1933 in LaPorte Indiana. Mrs. Hollingsworth was a homemaker and a kind and giving soul who loved and cared for many people, even during her illness. Patricia was blessed to be loved and cared for by the wonderful caring staff of Meadow’s Manor-East and Southern Care Hospice. She is survived by daughters; Linda Wyant of Phoenix, AZ, Terry Buckhoy and Brenda (Timothy) Sherman; son, David Taylor all of Terre Haute, grandchildren; Brenda Ann Richmond, Charrissa Antrobus, Tiasha Long, Ronald Cottee Jr. and several Great Grand Children. She is also survived by special friends; Aaron Moody, Ryan Thompson, Susan Dawson , Mary, Martha, and Gary from Brookstone Apartments.
A private celebration of life will be held.
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