News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 8, 2014

Donna Kay House

JASONVILLE — Donna Kay House, 70, of Jasonville, passed away at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Terre Haute, to William Edward Killen and Edith Martha (Loose) Killen.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” H. House of Jasonville, whom she married on Nov. 9, 1963, they just celebrated their 50th anniversary; daughters and son-in-law, Robin and Todd Huff and Connie House and Bret Richardson, all of Jasonville; grandchildren, Treston Schmidtz, Kindrah Schmidtz, Jacob Huff, and Madison Huff; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James J. Killen, Robert L. Killen, William A. Killen, and John “Jack” Killen; sisters, Wilma “Suzie” Killen Richey, and Jeanetta Killen Hoopengarner; and granddaughter, Lynzee Schmidtz.

Donna had worked at Paige’s Market, Glascol Apparatus in Terre Haute and Fox Fire Environmental. She attended ISU where she got a degree in art. She was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church and a lifetime member of VFW Cooties in West Terre Haute. Donna was a 50-year member of the O.E.S. as well as being Past Worthy Matron. She was a member of Hymera O.E.S 289 and a dual member of Sullivan O.E.S 188. She also was Grand Representative to Pennsylvania from Indiana. She was known for her caramel corn. Donna enjoyed bowling, fishing, bringing home snakes, turtles, salamanders, mushroom hunting and being outdoors, where she loved to mow and garden. She played drums in her school marching band. She played on a travel softball league and helped start the softball league in Hymera. She enjoyed watching wrestling, boxing and rodeo. Donna was a board game, card, dice addict and played solitaire and marbles. She liked her frozen cokes and chocolate. Donna loved her family, especially her grandkids.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., in Jasonville, with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating. Interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with O.E.S. memorial service at 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Great Lakes Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Waterman, Robert.jpg Robert Max Waterman

    Robert Max Waterman, 88, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Patricia Jane Black

    Patricia Jane Black, 85, of Highland, Ind., and formerly of Jasonville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lyday, Donald.jpg Donald G. Lyday

    Donald G. Lyday, 80, of Farmersburg, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Springhill Village

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charles ‘Kevin’ Shannon

    Charles “Kevin” Shannon, 49, of Farmersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after losing his year-and-a-half battle to cancer.

    April 16, 2014

  • DEATH NOTICES: April 17, 2014

    Death Notices

    April 16, 2014

  • Fitzpatrick,Thomas2.jpg Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick

    Thomas Crede Fitzpatrick, 71, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly at 10:13 p.m. Saturday April 12, 2014, in Union Hospital Emergency Room, after collapsing at his home from a heart attack.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • furnas.jpg Ernest Leon Furnas

    Ernest Leon Furnas, 94, of Terre Haute, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Moore,Barbara.jpg Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore

    Barbara Joyce Pancake Moore, 80, of Terre Haute and originally of Bicknell, Indiana passed away Monday afternoon, April 14, 2014 in Davis Gardens Health Center.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • William W. Smith

    William W. Smith, 57, of Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away March 27, 2014, in his residence.

    April 15, 2014

  • Tischer,Mary.jpg Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer

    Mary Ellen Robinson Remlinger Tischer, 74, of Paris, passed away 12:17 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Today in History for April 17th Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo
NDN Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News