News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 26, 2013

Belpha Leroy Troxel


MARSHALL, Ill. — MARSHALL, Ill. — Belpha Leroy Troxel, age 95, of Paris, Ill., passed away at 6:50 a.m. at Paris Community Hospital in Paris. He was born on March 26, 1918, in Darwin, Ill., to John and Mamie (Engram) Troxel. He was a retired body shop and parts supervisor. He worked at Froderman Chevy City and Simpson Geokler Chevrolet.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, during which he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He is survived by one son, D. Curt (Pam) Troxel of Paris; one daughter, Susan (Dr. Paul) Banning of Evansville, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Amy (Greg) Sabens of Westfield, Ind., Jill (Chris) Riley of Mooresville, Ind., David A. Troxel of Paris, Kevin (Jennifer) Banning of Evansville, Kent (Kelly) Banning of Newburgh, Ind., and Kayren Kissinger of Evansville; one sister, Maxine Tharp of Marshall; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Troxel; one sister, Isabel Kiger; two brothers, Ben Troxel and Ralph Troxel; and one great-granddaughter.

He was attended Lake Ridge Christian Church in Paris. He loved hunting, and was an avid mushroom hunter.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, with Pastor Shane Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by Clark County Post 90 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the funeral home. For those so desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Lou Gehrig’s in memory of his son, James. Online condolences may be expressed at: