Mickey S. Lewis

Mickey S. Lewis, 53 of Terre Haute went home to the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Union Hospital-Terre Haute.  Mickey was born in Terre Haute the daughter of Bonnie Sekerak.  She worked at Canteen, Warren and Deming Elementary Schools and ended her career at Deals.  Mickey lived her life trying to support everyone in her family.  Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert L. Lewis, daughters; Monica Lewis, Millie (Jeremy) East, mother; Bonnie Sekerak, grandchild; Abigail Young, sisters; Bobbie Wilson, Teri Pritchard, Ginger Sekerak God Children; Breanna Franco, Shaun and Brandon Schwartz, Samantha Grycza, six nieces and nephews, 4 great nieces and nephews, several cousins and special friends.  Visitation will be Monday, June 2, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church (2331 Poplar Street) from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM. A celebration of life will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the church with Rev. Donna Glazier officiating. Additional visitation from 10:00AM till time of services. Interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.  Please join Mickey’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com

Dennis R. “Ray” Evans

Dennis R. “Ray” Evans 71, of Cloverdale died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.  Dennis was born in Middleboro, Ky the son Lawrence and Mary Ellen (Johnson) Evans on December 2, 1942. Ray was retired carpet layer and loved bowling and fishing.  Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents and daughter; Mary Elma Evans.   He is survived by his loving wife Linda S. (Miller) Evans, Children; Timothy D. Smith of South Bend, IN, Christina R. (Duane) Cambron of Cloverdale, Rayann Weldon, and Raylene Rhymes of Oklahoma.  4 grand children and 3 great grand children also survive him.

Private celebration of life will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Ray’s Family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com




Born June 16, 1941, to Alvin and Florence Vermillion,  Dick made a hasty exit from home Sunday, May 18th at 11:38am.  He went to a place where his heart beats strong,  his lungs are clear and he can hear again.   For that we are  all thankful.

He was a former member of the St. Mary of-the-Woods Volunteer Fire Dept., the Twin Lakes Cruisers Car Club,  the Antique and Special Interest Car Club and the Kustoms of America Car Club.  He was an avid car buff and leaves behind many car friends he made over the years.

He was an employee of Hercules/AET for 37 years.

His first love was for his two special sons who were the light of his life.   Later along came two very special grandchildren,  Shelby Vermillion and Joey Vermillion who were nothing but a delight to him.  He always enjoyed his lively discussions with his much loved daughter-in-law, Jennifer Vermillion.

He has two very special friends from Paris IL,  Frank and Ruth Wallace, whom he thought the world of.

He sadly leaves behind him his loving wife of 49 years Georgianna,  two sons, Richard and companion Suzanne,  Joseph and wife Jennifer,  grandchildren Shelby Vermillion  and Joey Vermillion, sister Shirley Hendricks,  brothers-in-law Ed Maher (Mary), Tom Maher (Joetta), Tim Maher (Faith), sister-in-law  Libby Maher, former daughter-in-law who thought of Dick as her father, Penny Burley,several nieces and nephews, a niece who was more granddaughter than niece, Gillian Maher Meddles and several great nephews and a great niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Barbara Mae (Bill), sister Mary Ellen, brother Bob (Joan), and a special brother-in-law Fred Hendricks as well as his father and mother-in-law George and Rita Maher

Special thanks to Dr. K. Namburi,  Dr. Dipen Shah and Dr. Gowda for their kind and attentive attention to his health and well being.    EXTRA special thanks to Amy Cottrell, Carol Wyrick, Darcy Minnett, Jody Redburn and Maylord Gonzoles of the Pulmonary Rehab at Union Hospital as well as Bridget Likens of Preferred Home Health Care for giving him several extra months to be with his family because of their tender and caring ways. It was much appreciated !!

There is no visitation.  Burial service will be in St. Mary of-the-Woods Village Cemetery on May 31st at 10:30 am.    All are welcome to his send off !!!

There will be a celebration of his life later this Summer and we would like to see all of his friends at that time.

He was a generous, caring, funny and most of all a very kind man who will be remembered fondly.  If anyone so desires, a donation can be made to the charity of their choice.

Homer Stinson Jr.

Homer Stinson Jr. 88 of Terre Haute, formerly of West Moreland, TN passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Davis Gardens surrounded by his family.  Mr. Stinson was born in Evansville, IN on May 3, 1926, he was a retired self-employed builder.  He is survived by his two daughters; Sheri (John) Kastigar of West Terre Haute and Lisa  (Terry) Welsh of Marshall, IL, grand children; Jared (Lori) Kastigar of West Terre Haute, Tashina (Robert) Baer of McCordsville, IN, Cody (Lindsay) Welsh of Marshall, IL, Brooke Welsh of Milwaukee, WI.  Homer is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Grady, Rocco, Stella, Sienna and former wife Doris Stinson of West Terre Haute.  A private celebration of life will be held In West Moreland, TN.   Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.  Please join Homer’s Family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com

Leo Frank Lococo

Leo Frank Lococo of St. Charles, MO, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Leo was born on September 13, 1934 the son of the late Samuel and Angela (nee Annarino) Lococo.  Mr. Lococo worked in the billing department of AAA retiring in 1999 and was the owner of Lococo House II & III Bed and Breakfast in St. Charles, MO.  He was a United States Navy Veteran serving from 1952 to 1955.  He was the amazing husband of Rhona F.(Nee Boswell) Lococo, Incredible father of Lenny F. (Dolores) Lococo, Shari M. (Kate O’Neal)Lococo, adventurous grandfather of Dawn N. Lococo (predeceased),Fallon M.(Ben) Morgan,  Rhona R (Mark) Zyk, Ashleigh R. (Alex) Tesha, Alex P.(Amber) Eifert. Leo was the “Winkingest”great grandfather of Adriana N. Morgan, Trinity D. Morgan, Kora N. Tesha,,Gage Killian, Stormie I. Eifert, Caring brother of Peter V. Lococo (predeceased),Salvatore (Juanita)Lococo, Josephine Hough, Anthony(Martha) Lococo, Connie (Joyce Brouk) Lococo, James (Debbie) Lococo. and Loving uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law, godfather, and friend.

Leo lived and loved life; his family, immediate, extended and blended was his greatest happiness.

His door was always open and his heart welcomed everyone.  Generosity was his middle name.  Leo always cheered the underdog and never judged anyone. Leo was loved by all who knew him-he made it so easy.  He will be missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials

Alice Virginia Patterson

Alice Virginia Patterson, 86, of Paris, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Paris Healthcare Center. She worked many years cleaning homes and businesses.

Memorial service will be Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 705 Clinton Road Paris, Illinois at 4:00 PM

The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM till time of service

Mrs. Patterson was born May 20, 1927, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Louis Earl Dunn And Florence Mae Dunn. She married Thomas Lee Patterson on May 26, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by one son, Timothy (Teresa) Patterson of Paris; one sister, Sally Riber of Decatur; one brother, Lyle (Ruby) Dunn of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren, Andy Patterson, Heather Patterson, Joshua Patterson, Heidi Patterson, Hillary (David) Marshall and Neil (Debra) Patterson, all of Vero Beach, Fla,, and Amber (Jared) Eirhart of Paris; and seven great-grandchildren, Brieanne Schleppi, Jessica Patterson, Tyler Flynn, Destiny Patterson, Deion Marshall, Rozzlyn Eirhart, and Lyla Eirhart; and one great-great-grandson.

She preceded in death by two sons, Donald Patterson and Joel Patterson; and two brothers, Louis Dunn and Davey Dunn.

Mrs. Patterson enjoyed being with family and friends and will be remembered for her sense of humor. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Larry E. McConnell

Larry E. McConnell 67, of Rural Dana, passed away Sunday May 11, 2014 at Union Hospital-Terre Haute.  Larry was born in Terre Haute on January 3, 1947 the son of the late Robert and Lillian (Thomas) McConnell.  He was a manager at Colonial Brick in Cayuga for 33 years.  Mr. McConnell had many interests and hobbies including cooking, photography, fishing, hunting, bee keeping, gardening, mushroom hunting, arrow head collecting, ginseng hunting, raising rabbits and antique collecting.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother; Kathleen Thomas and sister; Madonna Kay Cheeseman.  He is survived by his wife; Connie S. (Homan) McConnell, sons; Erick McConnell of Dana, Jason McConnell of Lodi, daughter; Melinda (Benny) Taylor of Indianola, IL, brother; Gary (Peggy) McConnell of Cayuga, sister; Rayleen (Arnie) Green of Portage,.  Larry is also survived by step-children; Tonya (Kevin) Van Sant of Cayuga, Lisa (Chris) Bey of Danville, IL, Susie (Chad) Phenicie of Ridge Farm, IL, Curt (Michelle) Haggerty of Fresno, CA , 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) at the Cayuga First Assembly of God Church (4719 North Elm Street, Cayuga, IN) with Pastor Sonja L. Adams officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM (EDT) to time of service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

Please join Larry’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials

James E. Horstketter

James E. Horstketter, 73 of Terre Haute was born into eternal life on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at his residence.  James was born in Evansville, IN on January 26, 1941 the son of the late Martin and Mary Horstketter.  He was an insurance executive in California and Colorado before moving back to Indiana.  While in Terre Haute he was in sales with Wabash Valley Homes and Thomas Manufacturing.  Jim played football in high school and in college, and he was a United Stares Marine Corp veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother; Jerry Horstketter.  Survivors include his loving wife; Linda G. (Hartz) Horstketter, daughter;  Nicole L.(Steve M. Osborn) Horsketter of Terre Haute, granddaughters; Lillianna M. and Amilliah E. Osborn, sister Judith McCool and brother; Joe Horstketter, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Liturgy will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:00 AM at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church (111 South 9th Street) with Friar Edmund Goldbach O.F.M. Conv. Officiating

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.  Please join Jim’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com


Mark L. Boone

Mark L. Boone 34, of Terre Haute went home to be with the lord on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his residence.  Mark was born on July 20, 1979 the son of Minister Joseph and Carolyn (Perry) Boone.  Mark was a laborer with Jadcore in Terre Haute.  Mark is survived by his wife Jamie L. (Goudy) Boone, Children; Camden Long, Boston Goudy, Brothers, Michael W Boone Of Covington Ky, Earl Moore of Minneapolis MN, Jenna R. (Lamont) Richardson Of Simpsonville, KY.  Daniel M. Moore of Cold Springs, KY. Brother in laws; Nicholas Goudy of Dayton, TN, Donnie Blair of Battle Creek, MI, sisters in laws; Crystal Goudy of Terre Haute, Maegan Goudy-Kelley of Bloomington, IN, and Tommie Lynn of Dayton, TN along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the Maryland Community Church (4700 South State Road 46) with his father and Minister Coni DeLisle Cown Officiating.
There will be a balloon release following services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
Please join Mark’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com



Kenneth Lee Shumate

Kenneth Lee Shumate 57, of Brazil passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at St. Vincent-Clay Hospital.  Ken was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 12, 1956 the son of Bill and Betty (Hugg) Voress. Kenneth was a self employed upholster and car racing enthusiast.   Mr. Shumate was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include his siblings; Bill Voress, Bob (Louise) Voress, Nancy (Kenneth) Reis, Rick Pugsley, Dona (Bob) Brown all of Ohio, Lynn (Nolan) Porter of Terre Haute and Sue (David) Vanatti of Brazil, long time companion; Linda Cooper along with several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fraternal order of Eagles Aerie #274 (122 East National Ave)

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

Please join Kenneth’s family in sharing memories at www.SimpleCremationsAndBurials.com