Josephine “Jo” Golding, 90, of St. Mary-of-the-Woods died unexpectedly Monday morning, Jan. 16, 2006, in Meadows Manor North Nursing Home. She and her husband owned and operated the Orthodepdic New Way Shoe Repair in Hammond for 37 years.
She had been a resident of Maryvale Apartments for the past 81/2 years and was formerly from Lansing, Ill., where she had lived since 1944.
She was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Waunakee, Wis. Her husband, Sydney Golding, whom she married Jan. 31, 1937, in St. Victors Catholic Church in Calumet City, Ill., died earlier. Survivors include one daughter, Sister Joanne Golding of St. Mary-of-the-Woods; one sister, Catherine Johnson of Cadillac, Mich.; four nieces; and three nephews.
She was a life member of the Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority and a member of St. Leonard’s Catholic Church. She also worked at a waitress at Brahos Coffee Shop and Phil Schmidt’s Restaurant. In her younger years, she was an active bowler and golfer. She was a former member of the Lansing Sportsman’s Club.
Mass of Christian Burial is 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Leonard’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bernard Head officiating. Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City. Visitation is 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an animal refuge of the donor’s choice. Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Irma I. Gulitz
Irma I. Gulitz, 94, of Tampa, Fla., and formerly of Terre Haute died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Tampa. She was a registered nurse at Union Hospital and taught practical nursing at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute.
She was born Aug. 30, 1911, in Cayuga to Alex Carsman and Frances Dove Carsman. Her husband, Homer J. Gulitz, died earlier. Survivors include one son, Gordon F. Gulitz and his wife Elizabeth of Tampa; one sister, Mary Martha Nickless of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Carla White of Battleground, James Gulitz of Rossville, Mark Gulitz of Eureka, Calif., and Breck Gulitz of Tampa; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Norman C. Gulitz; and two sisters, Helen Pratt and Peggy Slover.
She was a graduate of Union Hospital School of Nursing and Indiana State University School of Nursing, and a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Twelve Points Order of Eastern Star 528, Florence Nightingale, Elks Club Auxiliary and Toastmasters organizations. She also was a former resident of Paris, Ill., and Lakeland, Fla.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brian White, and her grandson, James Gulitz, officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 1 p.m. until services Thursday, in the funeral home.
James Addison Leek
James Addison Leek, 89, of West Terre Haute died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Union Hospital. He retired as a coal miner, having worked at several coal mines in the area.
He was born Feb. 23, 1916, in West Terre Haute to Sam and Lula Leek. His wife, Helen F. Arnold Leek, whom he married June 17, 1943, died May 31, 2002. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Flossie Haymaker and Pansy Shoemaker.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe during the Normandy invasion and also in France and Germany. He was a former member of the Terre Haute Bible Center and later attended Bible Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church. He loved fishing and gardening.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating. Burial is in New Vermillion Cemetery with graveside military rites by Vigo County Veterans Honorguard. Visitation is 9 a.m. until services Wednesday.
Jean Mooney, 77, of Terre Haute died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Meadows Manor East. She was a homemaker.
She was born July 9, 1928, in Oak Park, Ill., to Glen W. Magill and Estelle Hamrick Magill. Survivors include her husband, Dr. J. Edward Mooney; one son, John Edward Mooney III of Wolsey, S.D.; one daughter, Susan Hadaway of Midlothian, Ill.; one brother, Stanley Magill of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Danielle Hadaway, Natalie Hadaway, John Edward Mooney IV, Kristina Mooney and Cheyenne Mooney; and a sister-in-law, Joan Hall of North Reading, Mass. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Martha Blim.
She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and served on the altar guild. She served several terms as president of the Childerguild Club, raising funds to support programs at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill., and was active in the Alumni Association of National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill. She enjoyed needlepoint, playing in the Bridge Club of the Newcomers Club and was a member of the Stadium Golf League.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Joseph H. Chillington III officiating. There is no visitation. Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. Seventh St., Terre Haute, IN 47807; or to the Childerguild at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill.
Nancy R. Sauer
Nancy R. Sauer, 88, well-known dance teacher for 45 years in Terre Haute and surrounding areas, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2006, in her home.
She was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Worthington to John H. Crichfield and Maggie Raines Crichfield. Her family moved to Terre Haute when she was 3 years old and she graduated from Wiley High School and attended Indiana State Teachers College.
Her husband, Arthur J. Sauer, Sr., whom she married Feb. 28, 1940, died in 1971. She is survived by one daughter, Susan Helman and her husband, Larry of Terre Haute; one son, Arthur J. Sauer Jr. of Terre Haute; one stepdaughter, Bettie Nunley and her husband, John of Simpsonville, S.C.; three grandchildren, Troy Helman, Arthur J. Sauer III and his wife Shannon, and Kristin Sauer; great-grandchildren, Craig Helman, Sarah Helman, Arthur J. Sauer IV, Alexis VanBrocklin, Lily Parker Fields; stepgrandchildren, Susan Nunley Fisher and her husband, Ken, Kathleen Nunley Kern and her husband, Robert; several stepgreat-grandchildren; one niece, Donna Moore Humphreys and her husband, Steve; one nephew, Fritz Crichfield and his wife, Deb; and sister-in-law, Della Crichfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Mont Crichfield, Harrison Crichfield and Fritz Crichfield; and two sisters, Lois Crichfield Janson and Eunice Crichfield Moore.
Mrs. Sauer took her first real dance lesson when she was 9 years old from Ernestine Myers, but from the time she was 3, her brother, Harrison, a school teacher and self-taught acrobat, taught her tumbling. Her first experience at performing came as she was finishing seventh grade. Fred Bays from Sullivan, who would later become mayor of that city, took six girls out of school for a few weeks to perform in Gentry Brothers Circus. Mrs. Sauer was one of the six, and they were called the Wonder Children. The summer after ninth grade “Miss Ernestine” asked her to go with a group of girls to dance at the Fox Theater in St. Louis. It was her first job as a paid professional dancer, and her course was set.
She and her adagio partner spent countless hours practicing their skills, and they eventually went to New York City to make their vaudeville debut, which they loved, but realized vaudeville’s days were numbered. After New York, they worked the nightclub circuit until Nancy met her husband, Art, in Terre Haute. She stayed at home a few years raising her family.
Then in the late 1940s and early 1950s, locals began putting on shows under the billing “Municipal Musicals.” In 1953, at the urging of several of the women she worked with in various Municipal Musicals, Mrs. Sauer opened her first School of Theatrical Dancing. In the spring of 1954, the Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing staged its first revue. From there she continued to teach, and at one time ran studios in Terre Haute, Vincennes, Greenup, Ill., Marshall, Ill., and Robinson, Ill. Through the years hundreds of students took dancing lessons from Nancy, some maybe only for a year or two, but many stayed for years, She continued teaching in her Terre Haute studio until, at age 82, she sold it to a former student, Wende Personnette, who continues to operate it today.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley; or to the Indiana State University Foundation Nancy Sauer Scholarship Fund.
Darell Wright, 63, of Terre Haute died at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in his residence. He was a salesman, enjoying resort sales the most.
He was born July 3, 1942, in Vermillion County to Bert A. Wright and Ruby L. Ratcliff Wright. Survivors include his wife of 181/2 years, Carolyn Yowell Wright; his parents; one son, Mickey Wright and his wife, Chris of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one daughter, Tracy Bovair and her husband, Rick of Clinton; stepsons Larry Lamb Jr. and his wife, Francis of Clinton and Rick Lamb of Terre Haute; one brother, Walter Wright of Terre Haute; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and lifelong best buddy, Larry Bonacorsi of Clinton.
He was an avid music fan, not allowing anyone to talk while he was listening. He loved mushroom hunting and Cincinnati Reds baseball.
A Celebration of Life will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Lyford Volunteer Firehouse. Cremation is planned. Mattox-Wood assisted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 600 S. First St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.
Wabash Valley obituaries
Lois Ann Bledsoe
SULLIVAN — Lois Ann Bledsoe, 74, of Sullivan died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a retired nurse at Union Hospital and also served in the Air National Guard.
She was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Sullivan to Russell Bledsoe and Alma Inman Bledsoe. She was a legal guardian to George Sly of Sullivan, Jerry Goodman of Dugger and Cheryl Goodman Quinif of Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers, Jack Bledsoe of Linton and Paul Bledsoe of Terre Haute; two sisters, Mary Hanner of Parke County and Jane Bledsoe of Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews who depended on Lois for advice and love.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday in Newkirk’s Funeral Home in Dugger, with George Sly giving the eulogy. Cremation will follow. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and before services Wednesday.
Freda Ellen Gard
CASEY, Ill. — Freda Ellen Gard, 96, of Casey died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Heartland Manor Nursing Center.
She was born Dec. 9, 1909, in Casey to Wilkin Grant Gard and Huldah Shore Gard. Survivors include one niece, Jane Dunn and her husband, Richard of Glen Ellyn; nephews, Richard Karl Gard and his wife, Aimee of San Jose, Calif., and James Gard and wife, Karen of Baton Rouge, La.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard L. Gard; sisters, Estella Agnes Gard and Susan Florillo Gard; sister-in-law, Blenna Ruth Curry Gard Spurlock and one niece, Sue Ellen Gard DeVillier.
She was a member of the Casey United Methodist Church, where she also worked with the children’s programs. She was a member of the Casey United Methodist Women, Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Casey BPW and Retired Teachers Association. She was a member and held many positions in Order of Easter Star and Rebekah Lodge — Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Markwell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Penelope Barber officiating. Burial is in Mount Cemetery. Visitation is noon until services Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Casey United Methodist Church.
Donald L. LeCocq
JASONVILLE — Donald L. LeCocq, 63, of Jasonville died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan. He was a coal miner, working for Black Beauty Coal Mine and Peabody Coal.
He was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Greene County to Paris LeCocq Sr. and Berniece Wilson LeCocq. Survivors include his wife, Judy Joseph LeCocq, whom he married in July 1961; one son, Jeff LeCocq of Jasonville; one daughter, Sherri Cramer and her husband, Floyd of Jasonville; two brothers, Paris LeCocq Jr. of Bloomfield and William E. LeCocq of Linton; one sister, Darlene Hankins of Sullivan; two grandchildren, Josh Montgomery of Jasonville and Brittany Cramer of Jasonville; and one great-grandchild, Cole. He was preceded in death by one brother, Philip A. LeCocq; and his parents.
He was a member of Vicksburg Baptist Church, United Mine Workers of America and White River Valley Antiques Association. He was a graduate of Midland High School and collected antique tractors.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel. Burial is in Lebanon Cemetery in Midland. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and after noon Wednesday.
Buddy Charles McCammon
CLINTON — Buddy Charles McCammon, 73, of Clinton, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He retired from Indiana Gas and Chemical Co. in Terre Haute and the Vermillion County Health Department.
He was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Vigo County to Dorothy Marshall and Allen McCammon. Survivors include his wife, Martha Gross McCammon; one daughter, Kathleen Alfke and her husband Bill of Clinton; grandchildren, Nicholas and Jane Marie Alfke; cousins, Michael Bowers and Roberta Abood; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a 1951 graduate of Clinton High School, and served his country well in the Korean War. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Clinton, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6653, American Legion Post 140 and the Vermillion County Country Club. He was very involved in the community and helped start Miss Softball America Girls League. He also coached many girls softball teams and coached for the boys Babe Ruth League.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday in Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Mattson officiating. Burial is in Walnut Grove in Clinton, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 6653 and American Legion posts 140 and 108. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Raymond Olmi Jr.
CLINTON — Raymond Olmi Jr., 92, of Clinton died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a two-week illness. He retired as an auto mechanic from Mike’s Motor Co., where he worked for more than 40 years, and before that he was a mechanic at Wilson Ford Sales from 1937 to 1950.
He went to be with his wife, Annie Laurie Skipo, whom he married May 21, 1939, who died the same day three years ago.
He was born March 9, 1913, in Fontanet to Raymond Olmi and Grace Zelia of Italy. He previously had worked in the coal mines as a young man to support his family. Survivors include his only daughter, Carol Ann Everhart and her husband, Dennis of Hillsdale; one grandson, Michael Raymond Clodfelter of Clinton; a special adopted granddaughter, Maria O’Hair and her husband, Art of Clinton; his brother, Gus Olmi of Harborside Nursing Home in Terre Haute; a special niece who he and Ann raised like another daughter, Sherlyn K. Campbell and husband, Mike of Hymera; a special adopted great-grandson, Dalton Creasy of Hillsdale; other nieces and nephews, Lynette and Frank Sweeney of Cloverdale, Ray Earl and Cindy Olmi of West Terre Haute, Sherry Olmi, Susie and Jeff Ream of Terre Haute, Sandy, LeRoy Marine and Tim Skipo of Bremerton, Wash., Troy Campbell and Michele Thompson of Indianapolis; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Olmi of Terre Haute and Mabel Skipo of Bremerton. He also was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Savio; and one brother, Bill Olmi.
Even though he was almost 93 years young, he still drove a car, loved to mow his yard, and worked in his grape harbor. He always loved to go eat with his friends. He had many friends who were young whom he would tell stories about the old days of Clinton plus reminisce about the old days of coal mining in Clinton and Jacksonville. He had a special love for his dog, Sami, and his cat, Baby. He loved his daughter’s four Yorkies that he called his great-grandchildren, Missy, Maxi, Annie and Rosie. He was a member of Salem Methodist Church and the Half Century Club of Clinton, He went to Jacksonville School and Clinton High School.
Services are 1 p.m Wednesday in Frist Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Harrison officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parke-Vermillion Humane Shelter; First Christian Church of Clinton; or to Salem Methodist Church.
Ruby Nelda Smith
JASONVILLE — Ruby Nelda Smith, 77, of Jasonville died at 4:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was a custodian for Metropolitan School District of Shakamak, with 24 years of service from October 1978 until her retirement in February 2002.
She was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Gilmore to John H. Smith and Hazel Wasmer Smith. Survivors include one sister, Beulah Fougerousse of Jasonville; one niece, Peggy Sluder of Jasonville; two nephews, Larry Fougerousse and John Fougerousse, both of Jasonville; special great-nephew, Darren Sluder of Jasonville; five great-nephews, Todd Fougerousse of Spencer, Troy Fougerousse, Tate Fougerousse, Matt Fougerousse of Jasonville and Andy Sluder of Indianapolis. 12 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and two great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a twin sister, Ruth Smith; and a half brother, the Rev. Caleb Smith.
She loved all animals, especially her dog, Luke. She was an active lifelong member of Jasonville Assembly of God Church.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in Jasonville Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Sam Bush officiating. Burial is in Lebanon Cemetery in Midland. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home and 9 a.m. until services Thursday in the church. McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Ruth Lucille Stahl
SULLIVAN — Ruth Lucille Stahl, 85, of Sullivan died at 11:03 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, in Sullivan County Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Greene County to Charles Easton and Josephine Landis Easton. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Stahl; one son, Gary Stahl and his wife Connie of Sullivan; one daughter, Rita Springer and her husband Bill of Sullivan; one son-in-law, James Frakes of Noblesville; one sister, Faye Frye of Bicknell; seven grandchildren, Kevin Stahl, Beth Ann Davis, Amy Westerman, Kim Tighe, Doug Frakes, Will L. Springer and Gene Springer; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Frakes; one brother, Russell Easton; and two sisters, Mable Easton and Mildred Easton.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday in Banks and Brust Funeral Home, with the Rev. Scott Westerman officiating. Burial is in Center Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today and before services Wednesday.
Patricia Mills, 76, formerly of Palestine, Ill., died Dec. 27, 2005.
Juanita Nell Williams, 73, of Linton died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2006.
Charlene Ann Self Artman, Farmersburg — died Saturday. Services 11 a.m. today Fidler-Mattox Funeral Home. Burial Westlawn Cemetery.
Ricarda Jo Coakley-Johnson, Jasonville — died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today Welch & Cornett Linton Chapel. Burial Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 9 a.m. until services.
Edith M. Isbell Creasey — died Thursday. Services 1 p.m. today Roselawn Chapel of Memories. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park. DeBaun Funeral Homes assisted.
E. Mona Engling — died Jan. 8, 2006. Memorial services 7 p.m. today Trinity Lutheran Church, Terre Haute. DeBaun Funeral Homes assisted.
Donald E. Grigsby, Brazil — died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday French Funeral Home. Burial Union Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today, before services Wednesday.
Ruby M. Hall, Reelsville — died Saturday. Visitation noon to 1 p.m Wednesday Moore Funeral Home, Brazil. Graveside services to follow Boone Hutchison Cemetery.
Sister Mary (Mary) Hickey — died Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. today Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial Cemetery of the Sisters of Providence. Callahan Funeral Home assisted.
Edward Kellett — died Sunday. Services 11 a.m. today Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Roselawn Memorial Park, military rites. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation 9 a.m. until services. Roselawn Funeral Home assisted.
Frances Mae Worrell Montgomery — died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation 11 a.m. until services.
N. Margaret Truitt — died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. today DeBaun Springhill Chapel. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation 11 a.m. until services .
June I. White — died Friday. Services 10 a.m. today Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park.
Walter C. Williams, formerly of Sullivan — died Thursday. Burial 12:30 p.m. today Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation 11 a.m. to noon today Longs Chapel near Sullivan. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, assisted.
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