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.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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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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Alejandro R. Rivera

Alejandro R. Rivera, 78, passed away December 10, 2014 at 2 p.m.
He was born July 15, 1936 in Salinas, Puerto Rico to Rufina and Gregorio Rivera.

He was married to his wife and partner Judith (Payton) Rivera, together for 41 years and married July 9, 1994.

Alejandro was father to Edgardo Rivera, Janet Rivera, Maryann Rivera, Shellie Peltier, Robin Kent, Kenny Alsman and Amy Alsman.

He was grandfather to Becky, Eddie, Traci, Jeanette, Alex, Logan, Miranda, Racheal, Samantha, West, Lindsey, Nathan, Greg, Alexis, Aaron, Noah, Gabe, Payton, Danika, Zakhyra, Kwata Lyna, Riasa and Jaden. He was also great-grandfather to 14.

Pop served in the U.S. Army and was in the National Guard many years. He worked at L&M School and loved woodworking and anything mechanical.

Pop chose to be cremated. There will be no funeral or graveside services.
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Debra Louise Harden

Debra Louise Dickerson Harden, 62 of Brazil passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014 after her long battle with cancer. Debra was born West Terre Haute In. on September, 1 1952, the daughter of the late RayDean and Katherine[ Hinkle ] Dickerson. She was a graduate of West Vigo High School and graduated from Indiana Business Collage with an Associates Degree in Accounting. Debra is survived by her loving husband; John Harden whom she married on April 5, 1985. Her Loving Mother In Law; Dora Harden; Daughters; Dawn Leann [ Jon ] Kanizer, Michelle Harden; Sons; Jason [ Gloria ] Myers, and Mark [ Jaime ] Harden. She is further survived by grand children; Zachary, Lauren, Emilee, Abby Kanizer, Miranda Myers, Andrea and Eric Warren, Jacob and Kennedy Harden, and Christian Price; great grand children, Brandon and Karson Kanizer; Sisters, Sue [Bill] Jeffrey,and Rosie [ Richie ] Jeffers; Brothers, Jack [ Exie Marie ] Dickerson, Bobby [ Kim ] Dickerson, Don [ Julie ] Dickerson, John Dickerson, Woody Dickerson, and Mack Joe Dickerson; Brother in law; Ronnie [ Rose ] Harden; Sister in law; Denise [ Kieth ] Mishler and several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. A celebration of life will take place at a later date with burial of her cremated remains at Clearview Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hopice of the Wabash Valley or the American Lung Associates. The family would like to extend their appreciation to VNA Hospice Staff, Dr.C. Reddy, Dr. A. Chakarabarti and Dr. T. Schmitz.
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Cathleen Ann Nees

Cathleen Ann (McKeigue) Nees, 59 of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Cathleen was born on May 27, 1955 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Larry and Loraine (Dietz) McKeigue. She had worked in the Physical Plant Department of DePauw University with 17 years of service. Cathleen loved crafts and cooking with her granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2003. Survivors include her husband; David E. Kilgore, children; Jarrod (Jill) Everhart, B.J. & Elsa Jenkins, April & Chris Evans and Joel Kilgore, siblings; Lyn (Gary) Gram, Peggy (John) Wood, Larry M. McKeigue grandchildren; Eric & Piper Everhart, Logan & Tasha Jenkins, Trinity & Lillian Kilgore, special friend; Carollea Davis and several nieces and nephews.
A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brenda Nugent
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David E. “Brownie” Brown

David E. “Brownie” Brown Sr. 74 Rockville, Indiana passed away November 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospice. David was born in Glasco, KY on April 18, 1940 the son of the late Plaez and Retie (Copas) Brown. Brownie was the co-owner/operator of Castaway Restaurant and Lighthouse Pub near Raccoon Lake. He was preceded in death by siblings Lindell I. Brown, Mary Lou Walbert, Charles O. Brown, Jerry D. Brown, and William C. Brown. Dave is survived by his wife Cheryl S. (Earl) Brown; children, David E. Brown Jr., Greg A. Brown, Kaylie M. Brown, Phillip W. Cooper and Gregory Cooper. He is further survived by sisters, Carol Rector, Suzie Carr; brother B.J. Brown; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2012 at the Turkey Run Inn (Lusk Room) from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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