Daily Archives: June 10, 2014


School board honors Greathouse, names replacements 1

By Lois Mittino Gray It’s summer vacation for schools and that means the race is on to complete capital improvement projects before they reopen for business. Members of the Mount Vernon School Board learned that work started on two major projects right on their June 2 meeting day. School Superintendent Dr. Tom Kopatich told members […]

Mount Vernon School Board president Beth Higgins presents a plaque to Horace ‘Buddy’ Greathouse for his many years of service to the school corporation as a bus driver. Greathouse is 89.

Emma Hale

Emma Faye (Sis) Hale, 85, passed away Wednesday, June, 4 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Lawrenceville, Ill., on July 2, 1928 the daughter of Earl and Maude (Wirth) Farrar. She enjoyed spending time with her family, making crafts, enjoyed a good book and also spending time in her […]


Doris Butler

Doris E. Butler, 85, of Poseyville, Indiana born to Homer and Opal (Nicholson) Butler on April 18, 1929, in Poseyville, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He served in the military with the US Navy during the Korean War. He had worked for Earl Erbacher Electric, Mott Wade […]


Thelma Esche

Thelma Beatrice (Fisher) Esche, 93, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Terrace of Solarbron. She was born on February 2, 1921 to Arthur Lee and Olive Lonnie (Ashworth) Fisher. Thelma was a 1939 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and had worked as an inspector for Chrysler Corporation and […]


Ruth Straub

Ruth Arilla Straub, 82, of Poseyville, Indiana, born to Arthur Cavit and Ella Cale (Wilkinson) Reynolds on April 7, 1932, in Stewartsville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at her home. She graduated from Poseyville High School in 1950. She had worked as a supervisor in the housekeeping department at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, […]


Nancy Ramirez 1

Nancy Andry Ramirez, 64, of Evansville, Ind., passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at VNA Plus Hospice Center. Nancy was raised in Griffin and was a graduate of North Posey High School where she was a cheerleader and involved in band and chorus. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development […]


Wilfred Phillips

Wilfred LaRue Phillips, 87, of Mount Vernon, met his Lord and Savior at 1:11 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014. He was born June 27, 1926, in Mount Vernon to Wilfred and Mary E. (Benthall) Phillips. Wilfred was in the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal among […]


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Mary Means

Mary K. Means, 88, of Mount Vernon, died on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Deaconess Hospice. She was born on February 20, 1926 in Evansville, the daughter of Ernest and Florence (Gill) Kennedy. She married James E. Means in October 1948 and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2014. She is survived by […]


Bessie Reinitz

Bessie E. Reinitz, 92 of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday June 4, 2014 at her home. She was born July 7, 1921 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Paul and Cordelia (Harrington) Hunt. She married Arno F. Reinitz on August 27, 1938 at Henderson, KY and he preceded her in death on December 27, 2011. Bessie […]

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Clarissa Hoehn

Clarissa Doloras Hoehn, 86, of Mount Vernon passed away May 9, 2014. Clarissa was born October 26, 1927 to the late Herman and Cecilia Hoehn. Clarissa was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Louise French, Dorothy Weinzapfel, Sr. Irene O.S.B. and Sr. Mary Sharon O.S.B.; brothers, Herman, Jr., Joseph, Simon, Paul James and Pat Hoehn. […]