Howard Dennis Cleff, Billy R. Montgomery Jr., Joseph Erie Sanneman Sr., Stephen Watts, Sara Elizabeth Wolfe

Howard Dennis Cleff

Howard Dennis “Denny” Cleff, 82, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Survivors include his son, Michael Dennis Cleff.

Denny’s wishes were to be cremated, with no formal services. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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Billy R. Montgomery Jr.

Billy R. Montgomery Jr., 44, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Billy was born on Feb. 7, 1975 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Bill and Karlena (Catt) Montgomery. He married Natalie Basham on June 22, 1996 and she survives. Billy had worked for Futaba for 12 years and most recently for Nutrien AG. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a huge sports fan, especially of the Cubs, Indiana University and “Da Bears.” Billy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and he especially enjoyed his time with his granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Natalie Montgomery of Vincennes; his daughter, Kaycee Lhotka and her husband, David, of Bruceville; his mother and father, Karlena and Bill Montgomery of Vincennes; his sister, Kristi Carney and her husband, Shawn, of Indianapolis; his granddaughter, Kenna Lhotka; and his maternal grandmother, Marie Purcell of Vincennes.

Billy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William R. and Mary Montgomery, and his maternal grandparents, Carl Catt and Ray Purcell.

Friends may visit with Billy’s family from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.. There will be a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a college fund that will be set up for Billy’s granddaughter, Kenna Lhotka. Please make checks payable to Kenna Lhotka and envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Montgomery family with arrangements.

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Joseph Erie Sanneman Sr.

Joseph Erie Sanneman Sr., 82, of Vincennes, passed away at 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Lodge of the Wabash.

He was born on March 2, 1937 in Vincennes to Gervase and Velma (Decker) Sanneman. Joe worked as a carpenter for 46 years, working for himself and for Street Brothers Construction. A 1956 graduate of Fritchton High School, Joe was a avid woodworker and master carpenter. He enjoyed going to craft shows around the tri-state, Indiana University basketball, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Surviving  are his children, Tammy Cooper and her significant other, Bob Cuneo, of Vincennes, Debbie Daffron and her husband, Doug, of Vincennes and Joseph Sanneman Jr. of Vincennes; two sisters, Marcia Hathaway and her husband, Jim, of Bicknell, and Nancy Ellermann of Vincennes; his grandchildren, Amanda Evenson, Shelby VanLue, Tyler Daffron; and his great-grandchildren, Conner Goforth, Carson Goforth, Chevy Goforth, Ryleigh Goforth, Gavin Blann, Joely Evenson, and Dylan Evenson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Beverly Jean (Street) Sanneman, whom he married on Sept. 13, 1958 and who preceded him on March 30, 2012; and a granddaughter, Auburn Goforth.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Bryan Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 am until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joseph Sanneman.

Stephen Watts

Stephen “Stevie” Watts, 48, of Vincennes, died on May 20, 2019.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon “Sherry” Watts.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may gather at the cemetery from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of services on Thursday. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at

Sara Elizabeth Wolfe

Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Wolfe, 81, of Carlisle, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 16 2019 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

She was born on April 29, 1938 in Sullivan County, the daughter of Alva Bovenschen and Oma Linn Bovenschen. Sally was a lifelong homemaker and a member of the Indian Prairie Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, David Eugene Wolfe and his wife, Tina, of Edwardsport; two daughters, Mary Lou Simpson and her husband, Steve, of Greenwood, and Doris Elaine Wolfe of Terre Haute; her brother, Robert Bovenschen and his wife, Norma, of Farmersburg; her sister, Betty Page Casey of Sullivan; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and  friends.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, and a son Michael Lee Wolfe

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan with Pastor Tim Ferree officiating. Interment will be in the Indian Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home.


Anderson, Lela Mae, died April 3. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum in Bicknell. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Saturday at the cemetery. Condolences:

Hand, Martha Jane, died May 19. Services: 10 a.m. on Thursday at Free Methodist Church, 1155 Troy Road, Washington. Burial: Bethany Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington. Condolences:

Terrell, Deborah K., died May 18. Services: 11 a.m. on Thursday at Holmes Memorial Chapel in Sullivan. Burial: Indian Prairie Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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