News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News


May 13, 2014

Paul ‘Bus’ Walter Sterling

PARIS, ILL. —  Paul “Bus” Walter Sterling, 89, of Paris, passed away at 6:18 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was retired from California State University—Northridge, as a maintenance manager. Paul also worked for UO Colson Company for more than 19 years as a typesetter, and then at the Terre Haute Tribune-Star in the same position. Paul was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Brocton, the son of the late Paul W. and Inez L. (Zeigler) Sterling. He married Wilma Jean Snyder on April 24, 1946, in Henderson, Ky., and she survives. Paul and Jean were married for 68 years.

Paul and Jean lived in Paris for 17 years and then moved to Saugus, Calif, after their children relocated there because they wanted to be near their family. After his retirement in 1991, Paul and Jean returned to Paris and have resided here ever since.

He has two children, a son, James (Sue) Sterling, and a daughter, Vickie (Carl) Conti and both children reside in Peachtree City, Ga. He has a brother, Bob (Julie) Sterling of Charleston; and two grandsons, Chris (Kristen) Morgan who reside in Dacula, Ga., and Andrew Sterling and his girlfriend Phayvanh Inthisone and her daughter, Anne Thongkham, who live in Newnan, Ga. He also was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Bill Sterling.

Paul loved repairing bicycles and was known in Paris as “the Bicycle Man.” He was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. His wife Jean would say that he fixed things around the house before they were even broken.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served from January 1943 to January 1946. He also was a member of American Legion Post 211. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to Rescue 1 ambulance service or to the American Heart Association.

Services celebrating his life will be conducted at 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Templeton Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Blue officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery, north of Brocton. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 211 and VFW Post 3601. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Additional information and online condolences available at:


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Allen, mary ann .jpg Mary Ann Allen

    Mary Ann Allen, 76, of Lampasas, Texas, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Spring Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Lampasas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barnes, deloris_Photo.jpg Deloris F. ‘Susie’ Barnes

    Deloris F. “Susie” Barnes, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away July 21, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Campbell, alma .jpg Alma Louise Campbell

    Alma Louise Campbell, 83, passed away on July 11, 2014, at Prairie Village Nursing Home, in Washington.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lawrence , max.jpg Max Duane Lawrence

    Max Duane Lawrence, 73, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly of a massive stroke at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Union hospital, surrounded by his daughter and grandchildren.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Martin, joan .jpg Joan Martin

    Joan Martin, 83, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Union Hospital.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Noble, mary sylvia .jpg Mary Sylvia Noble

    Mary Sylvia Noble, 68, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in her residence.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Toney, cooper obit.jpg Cooper James Toney

    Cooper James Toney, aged 2 months 28 days, passed peacefully in his parents' arms at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, in Indianapolis, on July 19, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Allison, Mary jpg.jpg Mary Lou Allison

    Mary Lou Allison, 81, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at 12:09 a.m., at Memorial Hospital, in Springfield, following complications after surgery.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ryans, mary lou jpg 1.jpg Mary Lou (Marianne) Ryans

    Mary Lou (Marianne) Ryans, 68, of Rosedale, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice: July 23, 2014

    • John Raymond Steward

    July 22, 2014

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball Israeli Aircraft Hits Dozens of Gaza Targets US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success

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