Michael E. Schaffer

Michael Emerson “Schaff” Schaffer went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Union Hospital-Terre Haute from pancreatic cancer.  ”Schaff” was born in Terre Haute on June 27, 1957 the son of Charles E. and Nancy L. (Phillips) Schaffer.  Michael was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 439 and Local 22. Mr. Schaffer was preceded in death by grandparents; Lawrence and Lucille Schaffer, and Ralph and Lelia Phillips. He is survived by his parents, children; Brooke (Michael) Padgett, Jordan Cree, Shelby Schaffer and Madison Schaffer, grandchildren; Alexis Schaffer, Alex Emond and Lauren Emond, siblings; Tamra (Jerome) Cheatham, and Mark (Kerry) Schaffer,  Aunts; Betty Luken, Elinor Manwarring, Alma (Dan) Bamgarten, and Connie (Daryl) Turner, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Special friends Ted Laughrey, Elizabeth Shagley, Cheri  (Jim) Shepard and Lucy (Buddy)Fredrick.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 with Brother Paul Willard officiating and a Celebration of Life open house  will follow from 2:30 -5:30 on  March 9, 2014 at the Joseph A Bray Marine Corps League.  All family and friends are invited to attend.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Kenneth Lafe Linnabary Jr.

Kenneth Lafe Linnabary Jr. 66 of Terre Haute died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Regional Hospital.  Kenneth was born in Terre Haute on June 30, 1947.  Mr Linnabary was retired from the City of Terre Haute, Parks Department.  Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother; Imogene Strange.  Mr. Linnabary is survived by his wife; Charlotta Mayola (Taylor) Linnabary, children; Ricky Linnabary of Paris, Stacy Linnabary of Paris, Robert Johnson of South Carolina, Johnny Johnson of Linton, Iowa, Charlotte Dotterwiech of Terre Haute, Pauletta Johnson of Terre Haute, Edgar Johnson of Terre Haute, Ralph Johnson of Terre Haute, Jimmy Johnson of Jasonville, Patty Lovell West Terre Haute.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Robert Eugene Wells

Robert Eugene Wells 73, of Paris went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Paris Community Hospital.  Mr. Wells was born in St. Louis, MO the son of Opal Wells.  Mr. Wells was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades #197 and retired in 1995 after 20 years of service.   Robert was preceded in death by his mother.  Mr. Wells is survived by his wife; Mary E. (Crabb) Wells of Paris, children; Jennifer L.(Mike McCluskey) Harris, John C. (Melissa) Custer, Robert E. (Shirley) Wells Jr., Jannan L. Decarli, Kathy K, Susie M. and Tammy L. Wells, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday, March 3, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 3455 N. Fagin Street 12:00 Noon with Rev. Jim Haddix officiating.

A celebration of life will be held 1:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church 1209 North 19th Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Woodrow W. Creason

Woodrow Wilson Creason was born in Sioux County, Nebraska, on February 6, 1921. He left this life on February 11, 2014, at Union Hospital. Woody was the third of seven children born to Walter A. Creason and Hattie Thomasson Creason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary VanVoorhees and Dorothy Tyler; brothers, Scottie and Walter; grandson, Corey Creason; as well as his wife of 44 years, Maxine Harmon Creason. He is survived by sister, Lois Shields and brother, William (Bill) Creason (Mary); sons, Geoffrey G. (Sally) and Jared R. (Cami), grandson, Clayton W. (Sadie); granddaughters, Miranda R. and Cassandra R., as well as three great-granddaughters, Karsyn A., Kinley R. (Clayton and Sadie), and Ava L. (Corey). Also surviving is a special friend, Leona Newhart.

Woodrow met his wife (Maxine) while they were both students at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He subsequently earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University, at Bloomington, Indiana. Woody moved his family to Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1956, where he taught Economics at Indiana State University until his retirement in 1991.

In the midst of completing his education, Woody enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a decorated veteran having served in the Pacific Theater with a B-29 Group on the islands of Guam and Saipan.

During his tenure at ISU, Woodrow was involved in the creation of the ISU Credit Union. He was also a charter member of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation and served the Debs Foundation for many years in various capacities. He was a member of the Terre Haute Economic Development Commission over a period of several years.

Woody (Gramps) devoted his life to those around him, always willing to help anyway he could. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, colleagues and all who knew him.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains will be cremated and buried beside his wife. There will be no funeral services.

The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date to be announced.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials

Those wishing to honor his memory are invited to make contributions to the Wabash Valley Community Foundation in his name, 2901 Ohio Blvd., Suite 153, Terre Haute, IN 47803.

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Carl H. Stupp

Carl H. Stupp, 66 of Brazil passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his residence.  Carl was born in New York on June 12, 1947 the son of the late Harold and Catherine (Platte) Stupp.  Mr. Stupp was a retired Tool and Die Maker, was active in the dad’s football club in Indianapolis and was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge #1592.  He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia A. (Addison) Stupp, children; Christopher, Jackie, Michael Stupp, Jeff Montgomery and Michelle Simms, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.

A private celebration of life will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Johnny Lojstrup Jacobsen

Johnny Lojstrup Jacobsen, 64 of Terre Haute died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence. Johnny was born in Lyngby, Denmark on June 17, 1949 the son of Carl F. and Inger (Hansen) Jacobsen.  Johnny was a retired automobile mechanic and an avid motorcycle enthusiast.   Mr. Jacobsen is survived by his wife; Kathryn J. (Cline) Jacobsen.

A private celebration of life will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Allan J. Hughes

Allan J. Hughes, 63 of Terre Haute passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 at Davis Gardens after a long battle with Leukemia.  Allan was born on February 4, 1950 in Indianapolis the son of the late Herman C. and Ann (Huizenga) Hughes.  Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters; Helen Spaw and Barbara Massingale.  Allan is survived by his son; Will of Battle Ground Washington, brothers; Ron and Gary Hughes.

A private celebration of life will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Dolores Ann Carbon

Dolores Ann Carbon (Thorp), 77, of Terre Haute, passed away at Union Hospital on January 28, 2014.  She was born in Terre Haute on April 21, 1936 to Ralph B. and Edith Thorp.  She was married to Albert J Carbon Jr. on April 7, 1956.  She is survived by her sister Dorothy Thorp Pruitt (Indianapolis); her children Lisa Ann Carbon Barbee (Ed), Albert J Carbon III “Chip” (Ediany; Fort Lauderdale, FL) and Carolyn Ann Carbon Nevins (Charlie); Grandchildren Carrie Johnson, Nathan Johnson (Autumn), Heather Barbee, Anna Nevins and Katie Nevins all of Terre Haute, Nick Barbee (Wilmington, NC) and Kristen Carbon (Fort Lauderdale); Great-grandchildren Jadelynn Emory, Robbie Arnett, Maddox Johnson and Hunter Henry; Special grand and great grand children include Stacy Applegate, Charles II, Danny, Ryan, Stephanie, Robert, Tempest, Pagoda, Jonathan and Aidan Nevins, Summer Yamamoto, Jennifer Stinson, Ryan Yamamoto, Stephanie Rice, Ian and Liam Yamamoto and Mikah Rice.  She has additional extended family and lifelong friends throughout the Wabash Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters Betty Jean Thorp and Virginia Thorp Wolford Pence.
She graduated from Garfield High School in 1954.  She retired as the director of Simeon House (Catholic Charities).  She passed with her family present to be with her lifelong love and husband, Al, and to be with her one and only God.
An open house to celebrate her life is scheduled for Friday, January 31, 2014, at 3 p.m. till 6 p.m at Hulman Street Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall, 1620 South 20th Street, Terre Haute.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to Hulman St
Wesleyan’s Children’s Fund in her name.  Online condolences can be made at:

Ruth Christine (Hallett) Anderson

Ruth Christine Hallett Anderson 75, of Terre Haute went to paradise on Saturday, January 17, 2014.  Ruth was born on November 28, 1938 the daughter of the late Arthur Sr. and Lucille (Thompson) Burke.  Ruth attended Gerstmeyer High School and was a legal secretary for the law offices of the late Samuel G. Beecher Jr.  She also worked at Columbia Records, Energy Assistance and the Hamilton Center.  Ruth opened up her heart and home to so many and she will always be “Momma”. Her family was her life, and she was one of Elvis Presley’s biggest fans.  She loved animals.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Arthur Burke Jr. and sister; Linda McVey.  Survivors include children; Christina D. Hallett-Moss, Joseph W. Hallett, Treva L. Hallett, Jacqueline L. Hallett-Barnes and Virgina J. Hallett-Swaim.  Other survivors include 15 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren, brother; Morris Burke and sister; Joyce Isles.  She will be extremely missed.  The family would like to give special thanks and heartfelt appreciation to Angela Shaw and her staff at Union Hospital, Southern Care Hospice, Meadows Manor-North, Dr. Chandra Reedy, Dr. Nabil Mnayarji and Illiana Internal Medicine.

The family will receive friends Thursday at the church from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

A celebration of life will be held 4:00 PM on Thursday at Pentecostal House of Prayer 1526 Harding Avenue, Terre Haute.

Private interment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Jimmy Richardson

Jimmy Richardson 64, of Brazil went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Jimmy was born in Champaign, IL on July 18, 1949 the son of Herman and Esther (McLaughlin) Richardson.  Jimmy retired from Florida Florist Products in Largo, Florida with 15 years of service.  Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carol Richardson.  Survivors include his loving wife; Linda M. (Langdon) Richardson of Brazil,  devoted children; David L. Richardson of Scottsburg, IN, Lottie C. King of Chicago, IL, Angelina M. Brietzman of Puyallup, WA, Linda Mae Callahan of Brazil, Donna L. (Bob) English and Daniel D.(Heather) Callahan all of Carbon, 16 grand children and 7 great grand children.  Also surviving are siblings; Herman Richardson of Ogden, IL, Judy (Dan) Walling, Joyce (Larry) Phelps all of Champaign, IL, Dianna Greatsinger of Clearwater, FL, Lottie Richardson of California and John A. Richardson of Champaign, IL.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Good Tidings Tabernacle 403 North Hoosier Brazil at 2:00 PM with Pastor Randal Rigney officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to time of service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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