News From Terre Haute, Indiana


December 28, 2012

Joan A. Lucas Brown Estes Martin

BRAZIL — Joan A. Lucas Brown Estes Martin, 78, of Brazil, formerly of West Terre Haute, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center. She had been a resident there since this past April due to Alzheimer’s disease.  

Joan was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., the daughter of Claude and Miriam Bennett Lucas. At the age of eight, she traveled by train with her father to live in Indiana. She was raised in West Terre Haute, by her aunt and uncle Myrtle and Walter “Aude” Cox along with her cousin, Charles “Junior” Cox. She graduated from Valley High School, class of 1952. As a young girl she worked at Viquesney’s and then later worked at CBS as a secretary for 16 years.  

On Feb. 27, 1999, Joan married D. Warren Martin. She located in Brazil following their marriage. Warren has been a dedicated husband throughout this journey of Alzheimer’s.  

While in Brazil, Joan became active in the Brazil Professional Woman organization and has been very active in the past at Staunton First Christian Church.  

Survivors include her husband, D. Warren Martin of Brazil; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie Britton and husband Lou Britton of Terre Haute, and Susie French and husband Charles French of Brazil; stepson, Mike Estes; stepdaughters, Peggy Berry, Maria Loving and husband John, and Lorna White; stepson, David Martin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Lucas and Miriam Aanneson; brother, Claude Lucas Jr.; stepdaughter, Marian Martin; cousin, Charles Cox Jr.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. in French Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. To make a lasting donation in her memory please donate to Clay County Humane Shelter, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125 W., Brazil, IN. 47834. Joan was always a lover of animals. Light a candle in her memory at:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Black014.jpg Francis Eugene ‘Geno’ Black

    Francis Eugene “Geno” Black, was born April 14, 1951, and departed this life on April 12, 2014.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roush, clarence  picture.jpg Clarence E. Roush

    Clarence E. Roush, 82, of New Goshen, passed away unexpectedly at 12:08 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Union Hospital’s emergency room.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sheila K. Geheb

    Sheila K. Geheb, 73, of Marshall, passed away 2:26 p.m.  Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

    April 17, 2014

  • DEATH NOTICES: April 18, 2014

    Genevieve Lillian Hickox
    Johnnie “Joe” Clearwater
    Terry Enochs
    Scott Alan Hancock
    Ernest J. Fox

    April 17, 2014

  • 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

Latest News Poll
Front page
AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Today in History for April 18th Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual
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