News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Obituaries

October 3, 2012

Iona Masten Hightower

Iona Masten Hightower, beloved wife of Toby Hightower, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Terre Haute, Ind. Iona was born April 21, 1922, to Charles M. Masten and Flora Masten. She was the sweetheart, companion, best friend, and partner of Toby for over 50 years of marriage.

Iona had an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. After graduation, she enjoyed a lengthy and distinguished career as a high school teacher in the Illinois public school system.  

Sharing a love for travel, she and Toby made many friends as they traveled the world. Retirement simply meant more friends and new adventures, with Toby and Iona building their own home in rural Parke County, Ind. Toby and Iona shared many a cup of coffee and lively conversation with friends at the Inn at Turkey Run State Park. Iona enjoyed gardening, and their home was well-known for beautiful flowers. Always ready for an intellectual challenge, Iona was an avid reader who also delighted in besting Toby when the Sunday crossword puzzle arrived. Iona also was a stealth dog lover, and Sit and Dig knew she was a soft touch. Although she maintained an immaculate house, their comfort and needs always came first.  

Iona was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harold Masten; and sisters, Glena Masten and Kathryn Maxheimer. In addition to Toby, Iona is survived by Toby’s children, Randy Hightower and Shirley Luten; sister, Helen Nichols; nephews, Darrell Maxheimer, Richard Nichols, and Terry Nichols; and niece, Linda Leefers.

Visitation is Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Latham’s Funeral Home in Elkton, Ky.  There will be a graveside service following the visitation at 11:30 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton.

Iona lived a full life, secure in Toby’s unceasing love and devotion. We mourn her passing but celebrate a life well-lived.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Fulk,Linnea.jpg Linnea Mae Fulk

    Linnea Mae Fulk, 69, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born in Brazil, on Oct. 19, 1944, to George W. Fulk and Naydene Fulk Long. Linnea graduated with honors from Reelsville High School in 1962 and retired from the accounting department at Forrest Sherer in 2009.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Newlin,Marjorie.jpg Marjorie A. Newlin

    Marjorie A. Newlin, 92, of Terre Haute passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2014 in Union Hospital. She was born July 28, 1921 in Terre Haute to Minor H. McCandless and Mae Utz McCandless.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stiffey.jpg Thomas E. Stiffey

    Thomas E. Stiffey of Terre Haute, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Union Hospital. He was born to Jaunita Jean and Elmer Leroy Stiffey, on April 22, 1939, in Hamburg, N.Y.

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Taylor,-Rosemarie.jpg Rosemarie Frances Taylor

    DANVILLE, Ill. — Rosemarie Frances Taylor, 83, of Danville, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at North Logan Health Center in Danville.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • DEATH NOTICES: July 12, 2014

    • Areva Hauser Barber

    • Ruth Maybaugh Benjamin

    ª Lillian LaNora Norman Grider Cassano

    • Maxine Spence

    • LaDonna Switze

    July 11, 2014

  • Hickey, John.jpg John L. Hickey II

    John L. Hickey II, 64, of Terre Haute, passed away at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in his residence.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Higham,Amelia.jpg Amelia Higham

    Amelia Higham, 85, of Seelyville, passed away with her family at her side at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Cannon Inn.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audree J. Wernz Mason

    Audree J. Wernz Mason, 94 years of age, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

    July 10, 2014

  • Piety,Doyle.jpg C. Doyle Piety

    C. Doyle Piety, of Prairie Creek, passed away at 5:16 a.m. July 9, 2014, at Union Hospital.

    July 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hert, Lindar.jpg Linda Sue Hert

    Linda Sue Hert, 60, of Dugger, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her family.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
Front page
AP Video
Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Chimp-attack Victim Lobbies Congress Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court LeBron James Says He's Returning to Cavaliers Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban Soft Robot Fish Lead New Wave of Robotics Art of Haitian Machete Fighting Revived World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Thousands Attend NYC Firefighter's Funeral Raw: Rebel Leader Weds in Eastern Ukraine Downside of Low Mortgage Rates? Less Selling Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta Israeli-Palestinian Tensions, Attacks Escalate Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup'
NDN Video
Cleveland welcomes home LeBron Houston Killer Collapses in Court When Read Capital Murder Charges for Allegedly Killing Family of Six Worst Valet Ever Wrecks $500K Lamborghini Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Matt Bendik Found Dead in Hotel Aerial fish restocking in Utah ScarJo Channels Marilyn Monroe Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Tiny Hamsters Who Ate Burritos are Back for a Tiny Hedgehog's Party Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! 'Referee' Hands Out Yellow Cards for Social Faux Pas in NYC 2014 Emmy Nominees: 8 Snub Shockers Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino 7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For 'Game of Thrones' Leads 66th Emmy Awards Nominations Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel
Parade
Magazine

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

activity
Real Estate News