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Obituaries for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:00 am

Leona Goffner; Thomas C. Harmon; Sherry P. Snider; Tyler J. Williams; Richard W. Wright

Leona Goffner

Leona Goffner, 72, of 816 Buntin St., passed away at 11:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 21, 1941, in Beulah, Miss., to Leon Green Sr., and Dethel (Blackmond) Green.

Leona was raised in Chicago and she gave up her modeling career with Ebony magazine to move with her husband.

She had worked at Willow Manor and retired from Good Samaritan Hospital after 33 years as a certified nursing assistant. Leona was affiliated with the Second Baptist Church, of which she was the Sunday School superintendent, and also affiliated with the Christ Community Church in which she enjoyed Ron Fellows sermons. She put on many Biblical productions in the community and volunteered her time to read Biblical stories at Willow Manor.

Surviving is her daughter, H. Crystal Goffner–Campbell of Vincennes; her grandchild, James Campbell of Vincennes; her brothers and sisters, Rick Green, Marie Nottage, Florence Blake, Dee Arnold and Barbara Works, all of Chicago; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James R. Goffner; two sons, Steve and Terry Goffner; and two brothers, Leon Green Jr. and Michael Green.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St., with Ron Fellows officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.gardnerbrockman.com.

Thomas C. Harmon

SULLIVAN — Thomas C. Harmon, 68, Sullivan, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on July 4, 1945, in Sullivan, to Zernie Willard and Esta Mae (Hunt) Harmon.

Tom was a 1963 graduate of Oaktown High School, had retired from Amax Coal Co., was the owner of Harmon Trailer Sales of Sullivan and a member of the Moose and the United Mine Workers of America.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Diane (Harris) Harmon; a son, Jeff Harmon of Sullivan; a daughter, Jody Hurtubise and her husband, Chris, of Plymouth, Mich.; a brother, Dennis Harmon and his wife, Sharon, of Sullivan; two sisters, Gail Hammer and her husband, Norman, of Sullivan, and LeAnne Huls and her husband, Darryl, of Jasper; and two grandchildren, Jocelyn and Zack Hurtubise.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marcia Gay Kennett.

Services for Tom will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan, with the Rev. Norman Santus officiating. Burial will take place at Center Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sullivan Co. Horseman Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Sherry P. Snider

Sherry Paulette Snider, 64, Vincennes, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the New Willow Manor.

Sherry was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Clinton.

Sherry worked at the New Willow Manor for more than 18 years. She loved spending time with family and friends; most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Lewis Snider of Vincennes; a daughter, Heather Shappell and her husband, Steve, of Terre Haute; a son, Travis Snider of Vincennes; a brother, Victor McCoy of Sullivan; six grandchildren, Destiny Mauer, Levi Mauer, Bradley Mauer, Julius Shappell, Leevi Mills and Johnathon Mills.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Rose McCoy.

Sherry’s family would like to send a special thank you to Gentiva Hospice and the staff at the New Willow Manor and to all who have supported Sherry and her family through this difficult time.

A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Fredrick and Son McClure Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St., with Chaplain John Hilbert officiating. A visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements were made by Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.greinerfuneralhome.com and http://www.fredrickandson.com.

Tyler J. Williams

MOORESVILLE — Tyler Joseph Williams, 6, Mooresville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, with his parents and close family by his side.

Tyler was born to Chris and Crystal (Keymon) Williams on Aug. 7, 2007, in Indianapolis.

He was in kindergarten. He enjoyed sword fighting, soccer and baseball.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Chris and Crystal Williams of Mooresville; two sisters, Emma and Claire Williams of Mooresville; and grandparents, Edward and Nancy Williams of Indianapolis, and Helen Keymon and Kenny Sanders, both of Traflagar.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Jones Crossing Banquet Center in Mooresville, with Mike Alward officiating. Family and friends may attend calling hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jones Crossing Banquet Center. The family has requested a private graveside service. Tyler will be laid to rest in West Union Cemetery in Monrovia.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.jonesfamilymortuary.com.

Richard W. Wright

MANITOWOC, Wis. — Richard W. Wright, 66, of 1006 Cherry Road, Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center of Manitowoc.

Richard was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Vincennes, son of the late Victor and Catherine (Brothers) Wright.

He was a 1964 graduate of Bicknell High School. Richard served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1964-1967. On Dec. 21, 1973, Richard married Bonnie R. Inman at St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Manitowoc, Habitat for Humanity, Prison Fellowship-Bible Study Group and a past member of the Clipper City Chordsmen.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Wright of Manitowoc; one daughter, Dawn Wright of Holmen; one son, Nathan Wright and his wife, Kimberly, of Neenah; four grandchildren, Carson Wright, Dominique Wright, Damon Wright and Darius Wright; one great-grandchild, Micheal Wright-Baumgart; one brother, Jeff Wright and his wife, Carrie, of Bicknell; one sister, Alda Buhrke and her husband, Tom, of Roswell, N.M.; brother-in-law, Leonard Roach of Marissa, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Vermillion of Vincennes, and Joan Inman of Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Catherine Wright; two sisters, Vickie Roach and Elizabeth Robbins; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Inman and Robert Inman.

A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. CDT Monday at St. James Episcopal Church, 434 N. Eighth St., in Manitowoc. The Rev. Diane Murray will officiate with entombment of his cremated remains in the St. James Columbarium. Relatives and friends may call from 9-11 a.m. CDT Monday at the church.

The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc will be assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com.

FUNERALS

Ellerman, Wayne, died Sept. 5. Funeral: 10 a.m. today, Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences: http://www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Mast, William C., died Sept. 9. Funeral: 11 a.m. today, Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. today, funeral home. Contributions: Tristan Michael Mast Trust. Condolences: http://www.goodwinfmilyfh.com.