Larry W. McBride

Larry W. McBride 74, of Terre Haute went home to be Lord on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born in Terre Haute on November 19, 1939, the son of the late Charles and Geraldine (Malone) McBride. Larry was retired from Duke Energy. P.S.I with 23 years of service. Mr. McBride was proceeded in death by his parents; Wife, Sharon L. (Vester) McBride; brother, Maxon McBride, and granddaughter, Kasey R. Keown.
Survivors include children; Christina L. (Kevin) Horton, Larry D. (Amy) McBride both of Terre Haute, and Dawn R. (Dan) Keown of Brownsburg. Also surviving is brother; Kenneth (Marjean) McBride of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Kevin L. Horton II, Tanner P. Horton, Hannah J. McBride, Josiah D. McBride, Elijah J. McBride, Jessie R. Keown and Jaelyn C. Keown.
A Celebration of life will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 PM at the King’s Harvest Foursquare Church (1801 Harding Avenue) with Red. Dennis Leak officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church prior to services.
Burial will take place at Durham Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Barbara Jean Galbraith

Barbara Jean Galbraith, 74 passed away August 19th 2014 at her home in Terre Haute. She was a retired LPN.
She was preceded in death by her husband Rex H. Galbraith Sr. and daughter Roxanna Gail Galbraith.
Barbara is survived by her children Della Fell,
Rex H. Galbraith Jr., Wendy Chaney, Timothy Galbraith, and Danielle Galbraith. She is also survived by her grandchildren Justin Fell, John Chaney, Lacy Biddy, Casey Chaney, Kassi Weaver, Britney Chaney, Jesse Galbraith, Raymond Galbraith, Josi Galbraith, Jacob Galbraith and great grandchildren Kaylee Fell, Logan Neidermeier, Timothy Biddy III, Khristian Chaney, McKenna Chaney, Mackynzie Biddy, Morgan Weaver, Auria Chaney, and Kynndelle Chaney.
She is also survived by a life long friend Eldon Sloniker.
A private family celebration of Life will be held.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to any Cancer Foundation in her name.

Arangements are under the Direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Carl Raymon Riker

Carl Raymon Riker 60 of Terre Haute passed away in his home that he built, at 10:30 on August 11, 2014 after a long struggle with cancer. Carl was born to Carl Raymon “Ray” Riker and Verna Helen Losier Riker on December 10, 1953 in Port Lavaca, TX.
Carl is survived by his wife of 40 years Susan(Hall) Riker, his mother Verna( Losier) Riker, three sons Tom Denny (Lynn), Carl Riker (Andrea Mitchell) and Andrew Riker, three sisters Connie Ensminger (Mike), Becky Miller (Rick) and Pamela Riker. He is also survived by many special people, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins along with many friends and neighbors. Other special people include sister-in-law Polly (Hall) Bigney, brother-in-laws Marty Hall and Arthur Hall, with a very special niece like-a daughter Jennifer Jo Riker and to include nephew like-a-son Adam Charles Flowers. Carl would want everyone to be acknowledged by name but this is impossible. Just to let everyone know they were all special in his eyes.
Carl was preceded in death by his father, Carl “Ray” Riker, a sister Rhonda Liberty (Larry) and his brother Randy Riker.
Carl was a member of Painters and Allied Trades Local 197 for 18 years. He then started his own business, Rikers Hamlet doing what he enjoyed most , commercial and residential remodeling. Carl was a master craftsman and builder and was greatly noted for his explicit creations. He was generous, kind and had a big heart. He had a sense of humor that every child and person who knew him loved him.
Special thanks to everyone at Gentiva Hospice. All Doctors should be as caring as Dr Kunapareddy and the entire HUX center staff. Thank you everyone. As requested by Carl, cremation has been chosen and there will be no services. There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4:00 at the Riker farm where Carl lived 51 years of his life.

Michael Von Kester

Michael Von Kester, 56 of Terre Haute passed away peacefully at 3:43 PM Saturday, August 9, 2014. Michael was born in Terre Haute on April 25, 1958 the son of the late John C and Lois M. (Johnson) Kester. Michael Served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Kriestenstein American Legion Post 104. He was a good husband and father to two daughters. Michael is survived by his wife of 31 years, Connie S. (Horsley) Kester; daughters, Ashley Kester and Tina (Danny)Eveland; sister in law, Bonnie (Rob) Robertson; granddaughter, Olivia and several nieces and. He will be missed by many, but especially his best pals, Larry Kassis , Mark Webster, the Huckelberry’s and his wonderful co-workers at M & B Logistics.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Kriestenstein American Legion Post 104 (2690 Fort Harrison Road). In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.

Arangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Clara J. Eggers

Clara J. Eggers 73, of Terre Haute went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Southwood Health Care.  Clara was born in Bluefield, WV the daughter of William V and Elizabeth (Davis) Wiggins.  Mrs. Eggers was preceded in death by one brother; three sisters; daughter, Lisa D. Eggers-Milner; grandchildren, Charles Chumley Jr. and Scott A. Medley Jr.  Survivors include her husband, Albert P. Eggers; children, Virginia E. (Charles) Chumley of Brazil, William (Sherry J. Forrester) Eggers and Karen S. (Scott) Medley all of Terre Haute; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grand children.  A celebration of life will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 11:30 AM at the Highland Lawn Chapel with Rev. Glenn Cottrell officiating.

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Barbara Ilse Goodrich

Barbara Ilse Goodrich, born October 13, 1945 went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2014, being preceded in death by her mother, Edith Grimes and her sister, Margaret Armstrong. She was born and raised in Lautenthal, Germany. After emigrating to the United States she became a part time laborer but a full time, single mom. Barbara was an avid gardener who loved tending to the many flowers and trees in her yard year-round. When she wasn’t gardening, she was lovingly raising all of the many animals and birds that she adopted. For many years she had an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in her back yard. She is survived by her four children; Robert Goodrich, Michael (Margaret) Goodrich, Katina Roy and Joe (Vicki) Ross Jr.; father Nolan Grimes, brother Mike Grimes, sister Sharon Higbie, brother Bert Grimes, several nieces & nephews and her five beautiful grandchildren: Lyndsey Goodrich, Megan Roy, Denholm Roy, Blake Ross and Abigail Ross.
A private celebration of life will be held.
Barbara will be fondly and happily remembered and sadly missed by all those that loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at
The family would like to send a special Thank You to Anne and Bill Snider for their special care and concern and to Charles, from Southern Care Hospice for his kind and gentle care.

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Sharon R. Dale

Sharon R. Dale, age 68, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home in Linton with her family by her side.

Sharon was born Dec. 27, 1945, the daughter of the late Cyril and Laura Weinke. She graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1964 and worked in retail and hospitality for many years before moving to Naples, Fl.

It was there she met Bob, her husband of 19 years. Sharon and Bob moved to Wausau in Sept. 1993. She married on her 50th birthday after Bob proposed after dinner. Not only was it Sharon’s birthday, she would also get married later that day.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Bob of Linton; her son Randy L. Will of Gleason, Wis. and his two children Randi J. Will and Danielle N. Will; her daughter Laurie A. Meyer and her children DesMariegh A. Meyer and Amanda L. Meyer; her great-granddaughter Lauralie that she cherished so much and her great-grandson Falkon that she wasn’t able to meet.

Sharon also leaves her memories with her sister Sandra (Don) Schultz and brother Steven (Karen) Weinke. Sharon had many nieces and nephews she leaves behind.

Family and Friends are invited to the visitation that will be held Thursday, July 10 at Saron United Church of Christ in Linton from 5 to 7 p.m. with the service immediately afterward. Pastor Michael Roth will officiate.

Sharon will be laid to rest in Wausau, Wis. at a later date.

The family would like to thank Sullivan Community Hospital Home Healthcare team and Southern Care team and volunteers. All of these people are truly amazing people. Bob, Randy and Laurie.


Marion F. Dickerson

USMC Gy. Sgt. Ret. Marion F. Dickerson, age 87, of Louisville, Ky., completed his journey on earth on July 6, 2014, at the home he shared with his oldest daughter. He was a true patriot. Marion joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in 1944. He turned 18 on board the USS Ashland LSD 1 in 1945, in the middle of the Pacific during World War II. In the 1950s, he was discharged from the Navy and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. His military career spanned the end of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired from active duty in the Marine Corps in 1968, and from the USMC Reserves in 1975. During his time in service, he received the China Service Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and National Defense Service Medal. He received the good conduct medal four times and also had the M14 Rifle Expert Marksman Badge and 45 cal pistol sharpshooter badge w/bar for the years 1960, 1962 and 1965.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, James Alfred Thomas “Tom” Dickerson and Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth Tribell Dickerson; brothers, Hershel, James, Johnny and Thomas Dickerson; sister, Catherine “Kate” Johnson; three sisters-in-law, Anne Dickerson, Cleo Dickerson and Jane Anne Dickerson; and brother-in-law Howard Johnson.

He has many family members who will greatly miss him — his daughters, Jeanette Melis of Louisville, and M J Stewart of Terre Haute; his grandson, James Melis and great-grandson, Devin Melis of Terre Haute; from Kennesaw, Ga., his grandson Jeremy Melis and granddaughter-in-law, Stacey Melis; great-grandchildren, Megan, Myah and Max Melis; grandson, Jason Melis and granddaughter-in-law Vickie Melis; and great-granddaughters, Aubrielle and Elliana Melis, plus one great-granddaughter who will be born later this year all of Indianapolis. He will be missed by his brother, Guy Dickerson of Clay City; and he has several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and even some great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews who will dearly miss “Uncle Marion.” Last but not least, he will be sorely missed by his faithful companion dog, “Little Sarge.”

Marion enjoyed fishing, dining out, growing roses and spending time with his dog. He collected banks and had a special bank given to him by his daughter, MJ, that he really enjoyed the noise it made.

One of his most memorable experiences during these last few years of his life was getting to go on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial and other memorials. This trip had so much of an impact on him that in lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contribution be made to honor flight either through their website at www.honor or sent to Honor Flight Inc. Attn. Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH, 45505.

A celebration of life will be held at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, IN 47250 at 12:30 p.m. Friday July 11, 2014, with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon till time of service.

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Markus Lee Coonce

Markus Lee Coonce 80 of St. Bernice passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital.  Mr. Coonce was born in St. Bernice on August 20, 1933 the son of the late Bert and Lillian Coonce.  Mr. Coonce was retired from the Milwaukee Rail Road and the Indiana Department of Transportation.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus F. Coonce and sister, Janice Yates.  Survivors include his wife of 62 years Bettie L. (Hixon) Coonce,; daughter, Terri Potter of St. Perince; son, Tony (T.J.) Coonce of St. Bernice; foster sons, Jim McDonald, Jim Wallace; grandchildren, Kenna Pearman, Kenzie Clough, Brea Wright, Tony Coonce Jr. and Brittany Coonce, Tammy Mancourt, Justin McDonald, Chris Bridges, Larry Barbour and Bronson Moody.  He is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church (16362 N 2300th St

Chrisman, IL 61924) at 2:30 (Eastern Time) with Rev. Bill Duke Officating

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) Till time of services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.

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Curtis B. Culver

Curtis B. Culver, 94 of Terre Haute went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Wed., July 2.  Mr. Culver was born in Joppa, Illinois, the son of the late Clyde W. and Bessie E. (Oliver) Culver.  Curtis was a Federal Compliance Officer for the General Services Administration. He was a minister, chaplain and missionary to Latvia, Costa Rica and helped build a youth camp in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela. He had the honor of receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award from the governor of Indiana. He was the State President of the US Federation of Postal Workers. Curtis was an avid golfer, a private pilot and enjoyed flying his Mooney for many years. He was a WWII Army Veteran and Platoon leader who fought in the Pacific Theater.

He was preceded in death by brothers; R.D. “Johnny,” Pete and Deriel Culver, daughter, Sharon Ann Oliver and son, Robert L. “Bobby” Culver. Survivors include his wife, Lorena M. (Anderson) Culver; sons, Curtis Dean Culver, Zachary C. (Ellen) McCullough, Jacob D. (Christy) McCullough all of Terre Haute and Curtis B. (Linsay) Culver II of Boise, ID; 24 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He had some special friends; Ed Heesaker, Dale West and Bill Combs.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 12:00 Noon at Calvary Temple (2100 N. 6 1/2 St.) with Pastor Kyle Andrews officiating.  Burial will follow services at Roselawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 Noon.

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