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Harry Secrest Jr

Jun 15, 1936 - Nov 16, 2023

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Brazil, IN

Harry Secrest Jr. , age 87, of Brazil, Indiana passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. roselawnfuneralhome. net for the Secrest family.

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Margaret Jane Patton

Oct 19, 1934 - Feb 16, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Margaret Jane Patton, 89, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on February 16, 2024.Margaret was born on October 19, 1934, the daughter of Marvie P. and Bertha (Stout) Bayer. She graduated from Van Buren High School. Margaret worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance for many years.Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, watching soap operas, Pacers, Colts and NASCAR, and Dirt Track Racing. Most of all, she enjoyed caring for her family.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Marvie and Bertha Bayer.She is survived by her children: Pennie Griffin, Brad Herrington, and Brian Herrington; grandchildren: Kelsie Latham (Jeremy), Corey Simonson, Lisa Lawson (Adam), Laura Sevier (Shawn), Lucas Herrington, and Jasen Herrington; great-grandchildren: Brendan Crague, Addison Latham, Brielle Simonson, Grayson Simonson, Kylie Lawson, Haylie Lawson, Everlee Lawson, Emmett Sevier, and Max Sevier; great-great-grandchildren: Scarlett and Hattie; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.Burial will be held at Clearview Cemetery.A celebration of life will be held at the Knightville Community Center, 9692 N. Knightsville Crawford St. Knightsville, Indiana 47857on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

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Charles C. Price

Jan 15, 1932 - Feb 17, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Charles C. Price passed away the evening of February 17, 2024, at the Villas of Hollybrook, Brazil, Indiana. Born January 15, 1932, he was the son of Edward “Dick” and Catherine Bridgewater Price. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1949.Charlie was raised on a dairy farm and delivered milk as a young man. He later became a truck driver for Shwerman and reached the Million Mile Safe Driving milestone. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Also, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In addition, he was a member of the Masons for many years.He was known as Chuck as a young man and while married to his first wife Paulina (Polly) Foxworthy, whom he married in May of 1960. In retirement, Chuck and Polly lived for several years in Fort Myers, Florida.Following Polly’s death in May of 1998, Charlie returned to live in Indiana. He married Jo Ann Terril Pell in February of 2000. Charlie and Jo Ann enjoyed traveling to Florida for part of the winter months for several years.Charlie was a member of the Fairview Christian Church.Preceding Charlie in death were his parents, his wives, and his brothers Don Price and Bob Price.He is survived by nephews Troy Price, Brian Price, and Dean Price and nieces Cathy Coleman and Donna Price as well as his sister-in-law Dee Price. His step-daughters Becky (Jim) Clausen and Mindy (Rick) Godsey also survive as do great-nieces and great-nephews and step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.Private graveside services will be held. Interment will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairview Christian Church.

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Jon R. Girton

Mar 14, 1940 - Feb 13, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Jon R. Girton, 83, passed away February 13, 2024. Jon was born to the late Richard and Doris (LaBier) Girton on March 14, 1940 in Brazil.Jon graduated from Brazil High School in 1958. On October 1, 1960, Jon married the love of his life, Mary Jane Girton. She preceded him in death in 2017. Jon worked various jobs throughout his life, most involving heavy equipment. Jon enjoyed building Legos, watching movies, and watching sports.Jon is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Jane.Jon is survived by his three sons, Kevin Girton (Cathy), Steve Girton (Susan), and Brad Girton (Kourtney), grandchildren, Kerri Keyt, Kyle Girton, Kristin Frey, Sierra Girton, and Michael Hughes, four great grandchildren, a brother-in-law Hugh Swartz and a sister-in-law, Shirley Parr.Private family gravesides services will be held.

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Nancy Jeanne Courtney

Jul 31, 1931 - Jan 31, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Nancy Jeanne Courtney (McGuire) passed away at the age of 92 on January 31, 2024 at Hutsonwood in Brazil, Indiana. Born July 31, 1931 in Liberal, Kansas to Donald McGuire and Jeanne Montaldo. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ralph Courtney. Nancy is survived by two daughters, Karen Courtney of Terre Haute, IN and Mary Rose Tener (Tom) of Newburg, Indiana. Nancy received her Bachelors of Science degree from Indiana State Teachers College (kna Indiana State University). She worked at the Instructional Materials Center at the Vigo County School Corporation for many years and retired from there. She was a long-time member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church and a member of the Alter Society and Soup Kitchen volunteer for many years. Her most important accomplishment, according to her daughters, was being the very best Mama anyone could ask for. To to the family or in memory of Nancy Jeanne Courtney, please

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Betty June Fields

Jun 12, 1933 - Feb 05, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Betty June Fields, 90, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024 at her home in Brazil. She was born on June 12, 1933 in Brazil, Indiana to the late Leo Solomon-Medaugh and Audrey L. (Williams) Medaugh. Betty attended Brazil High School and worked as in housekeeping at several motels and nursing homes, as well as working for Columbia House Records. In her free time she loved to sing karaoke, and watching television. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vention Fields; brother, Gary Medaugh; sisters, Winifred Silvers and Patricia Godsey; as well as her grandson, Nathan LeLoop. Survivors include her sons, Steven and Jeffrey Rogers; Sandra Robertson and Lori (Gary) Leloop; sisters, Beverly Mills and Leatta Godsey; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and other extended family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 9, 2024 at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. The family will accept friends for visitation on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.

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Edward W. Modesitt

Jan 14, 1939 - Jan 31, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Edward W. Modesitt, 85, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, on January 31, 2024, at his home.Ed was born on January 14, 1939, in Spencer, Indiana, the son of William and Eunice (Crosley) Modesitt. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1957. He worked at Arketex in Brazil and CBS Records, and retired from AET (Hercules) as a machinist.He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, spending time at the family cabin, and was talented with building projects in his garage over the years. He was actively involved with the Clay County Historical Society, and was a board member. He and Fredia enjoyed their many trips to Branson, Missouri, and had many wonderful memories.Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Fredia Modesitt, Infant daughter Lana K. Modesitt; parents: William and Eunice Modesitt; brother John Modesitt; and a sister Sue (Modesitt) Withers.Ed is survived by his two sons: Paul Modesitt and wife Debbie of Brazil, Indiana and Ronald “Andy” Modesitt and wife Teresa of New Richmond, Indiana; brother Don Modesitt and wife Mary of Brazil; sister-in-law Mary Jane Alsip, of Brazil; grandchildren: Kelsey Tincher (Cameron), of Fillmore; Taylor Thomas (Michael) of Crawfordsville, and Garrett Modesitt (Danielle) of Alabama; he was “Pops” to his great-grandchildren: Addison and Easton Tincher and Benjamin Thomas as well as several extended family members.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Historical Society 100 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834.Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Services will follow at 1:00 PM with Brother Jim Porter officiating. Burial will be held at Calcutta Cemetery.Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

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Marilyn Lynn Douglas

Sep 30, 1942 - Jan 28, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Marilyn Lynn Douglas, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, died on January 28, 2024, at Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.Marilyn was born on September 30, 1942, in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of John and Phyllis M. (Mitchell) Kennedy. She graduated from Glenn High School, in Terre Haute. She married Donald Douglas on July 31, 1964. Marilyn worked at Columbia House for 15 years before retiring. Her favorite job was working for French Funeral Home, as an attendant, for several years. Marilyn enjoyed golfing and traveling on Turner Bus trips. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family; especially her sister Margie and her grandkids. She was a member of Carbon Baptist.Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents: John and Phyllis Kennedy; her husband Donald Douglas; siblings: Michael Kennedy, John Kennedy, Patty Deakins, and Barbara Crowley and her dear friend Sue Clark.Marilyn was survived by her 4 children: Tracy M. Clark and husband Scott, Bradley Douglas and wife Tobey, Leslie Douglas, and John Douglas; grandkids: Adam Clark (Hannah), Audrey McCoy (Jalen), Joshua Hoskins, Austin Douglas, Dylan Grayless (Marin), Peyton Grayless, Brooke Douglas, Luke Douglas (Clara), and Lacey Douglas; great-grandchildren: Nora Clark, Maeva McCoy, Mackson McCoy, and Alaia Ashker; sister Marjorie Nevins; as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.A Celebration of Life will be held at Lawson – Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 6:00 PM with Howard Hughes officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Thursday, from 4:00 PM until time of services.Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

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Maurizio Salvatore Calabrese

Aug 25, 1950 - Jan 28, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Senior Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Maurizio Salvatore Calabrese, 73, passed away on Sunday, January 28th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Verona, Italy on August 25th, 1950, to Lorenzo Calabrese and Maria Spinato, immigrating to the United States at age 18.He was the founder of Maurizio’s Pizza in Brazil, Indiana before deciding on pursuing a career in the U.S. Navy.He spent 22 years in the Navy with assignments in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Florida, and Italy while visiting several ports of call along the way. He was most proud of his time on the SIXTH FLEET Flagship USS Puget Sound (AD-38), spending time in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983 during US peacekeeping operations. He also served aboard the USS Grapple, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Coronado, and USS Belknap. He performed shore duty as the aide-de-camp for the Commander of Allied Forces Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). His career culminated as the aide-de-camp to the Commander of the US Naval Air Force, US Pacific Fleet at Naval Air Station North Island, retiring in 1998.Maurizio, or Mario as his friends called him in the Navy, enjoyed good music, good food, and good dancing. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anna Simonelli, sisters Aurora (Charles) Walker and Roberta (Mike) Driver; children, Brigadier General Maurizio “Mo” Calabrese (Teryn Rozales), US Air Force and Kelly (Dan) Stone; step-children Laura Sconosciuto and Arnaldo Bartolomei; grandchildren Taylor, Hailey, Ethan, Solana, Madilyn, Marcus, and Rawley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Fabio Bartolomei.Visitation will be held at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana, on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM with services following at 5:00 PM. Maurizio will be transported to San Diego for burial at sea, by the US Navy, in accordance with his wishes.

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Robert Newport

Jan 03, 1945 - Jan 27, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Robert Newport, 79, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Clay County, Indiana on January 3, 1945 to the late Herbert and Vivian (Stanz) Newport. He attended Van Buren High School, and worked for RCA for almost 30 years. Robert married Evelyn Passmore on November 4, 1980. Robert enjoyed watching NASCAR, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Robby, Robert Newport, and Ricky King; and his brothers, Ronnie and Mike Newport. Survivors include his sons, Jeff (Shelly) King and Greg King; daughters, Deanna Jones, Shelly (Tony) Terrell, Debbie King, Cheryl King, Tammy Groomer, Amy Poe, and Jennifer Vandeventer; brother, Randy Newport; sisters, Charlotte (Dave) Dinn and Kelly (Bill) Moore; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, February 2, 2024 at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil with Pastor John Pierce officiating. The family will accept friends for visitation on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service.

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Jacquelyn Jean (Harden) Evans

Sep 16, 1942 - Jan 21, 2024

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Brazil, IN

Jacquelyn Jean (Harden) Evans, 81, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away on January 21, 2024.Jacque was born on September 16, 1942, in Brazil, Indiana the daughter of Frank and Ethel M. (Miller) Harden. Jacque worked for Columbia House for several years. She also worked as a waitress at Elks and the Fox’s Restaurant. She attended Grace Chapel Church. She married Jerry Gene Evans on June 1, 1972.Jacque enjoyed shopping, mushroom hunting, going out to dinner, traveling, and hunting for seashells on the beach.Jacque was preceded in death by her two children Darlene Brush and Ricky Brush; her twin brother Jack Harden; siblings: Bill Harden, Jerry Harden, Darlene Webb, and Shirley Roeschlein.She is survived by her husband of 50 years Jerry Evans; children: Sandy Burdete, Donald R. Brush Jr., Greg Evans (Marcia), David Evans (Carol), and Teresa Moss (Brad); grandchildren: Brian McCullough, Chad McCullough, Tony Brush, Jacque Chafey, Tabitha Evans, Scott Stangle, Jeremy Evans, Kyle Huff (Ashley), Kendra Vicars (Kenny), and Sarah Clayton (Christian); 26 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.Services will be at French Funeral Home, on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until time of services.Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to share a memory.

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