News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 13, 2013

Philip Emerson Brett


TERRE HAUTE — Philip Emerson Brett, 68, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Warsaw, died May 18, 2013, at Meadows Manor North, surrounded by his siblings. Phil was born March, 10, 1945, in Connersville, to William and Shirley Payne Brett.

Phil worked at DePuy in Warsaw for many years before he suffered a major stroke. He enjoyed singing in the Chain of Lakes Barber Shop Chorus for many years. He loved genealogy and history. He was an avid reader, coin and stamp collector. Before his strokes, he had the desire of restoring old cars, mainly Studebakers and giving them to his beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Sgt. Andrew Wilson.

Phil is survived by his former wife, Donna Brett, of Warsaw; stepdaughter, Sara Yarber (Chris); and stepgranddaughter, Allison Yarber, all of Bourbon. He also is survived by his brothers, Gary Brett (Jan), of Smyrna, Ga., formerly of Terre Haute, and Dennis Brett of Terre Haute; his sisters, Carol Perry (Bob) of Hartford City, and Susan Wilson (Rick Stamper) of Terre Haute; seven nieces and nephews, and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., in Terre Haute. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at:

www. greiner