March 01, 2015
Clarice (East) Abner
June 8, 1926 — Feb. 27, 2015
Clarice (East) Abner, 88, of Bedford, died at 10:39 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015, at IU Health in Bloomington, IN.
Born June 8, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ira East and Lottie (Terrell) East.
She married Edgar Harold Abner on October 25, 1947; he died January 17, 2010.
She was retired from M. Fine and Sons, Bedford, and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville, where she served as treasurer for many years.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda “Jo” Travis and Cinda Powell, both of Bedford; a niece, Judy (Steve) Weddell, Medora; four grandchildren, Talos C. Travis, Raleigh, N.C., Beth M. Mathews, Bedford, Michelle L. Jacks, Columbus, and Mark A. Nicholson, Bedford; nine great- grandchildren; one sister, Velma Goen, Bedford; two brothers, Paul and Joseph East, both of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville, with Rev. Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 p.m., at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and on Tuesday, from noon-1 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be considered to Leesville Cemetery.
Barbara J. Aliano
Barbara J. Aliano, 80, of Bedford, died Saturday. Calling will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Dr. Robert Reed Wylie
Oct. 24, 1939 — Feb. 27, 2015
Dr. Robert Reed Wylie, 75 of Bloomington, Indiana, died Friday, February 27, 2015.
He was born October, 24, 1939, in Bloomington, Indiana to the late Charles & Mary Frances Wylie. He graduated from University High School in 1957, Indiana University in 1961, and the IU Medical Center in 1965.
Dr. Wylie served his country as a captain in the medical corps of the U.S. Army from 1966-68 in Vietnam at the 93rd evacuation hospital, and also as a battalion surgeon with the 1st Infantry Division. During his military career, he earned the Bronze Star.
Dr. Wylie had his own family practice and was the director of the Health & Wellness Rehabilitation Facility in Hobart, IN. Later, he maintained a family practice in Bloomington, IN, and then served as medical director of GM Power Train Division in Bedford, IN. In addition to his extensive medical career, he reviewed medical malpractice cases for various law firms and instructed IU medical students on the Bloomington campus.
Dr. Wylie was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (FIJI), Rotary Club International, belonged to the American Legion Post #18 in Bloomington, IN, a member of the Indiana University Hoosier Hundred, and served as the high school athletic team physician for Hobart High School and other schools in Northwest Indiana. He was the recipient of numerous civic and community awards including, the Indiana I.A.A.A. Distinguished Service Award, the State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine Team Physician of the Year award, and was inaugurated into the Hobart High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013.
Dr. Wylie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Louise (Wagoner) Wylie; children, Jodie (husband, Curtis) Hart, of Barrington, IL, and Richelle (husband Kevin) Rider of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Carter, Cate, Cooper & Cash Hart; and brother William (wife Danna) Wylie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles and Sharon.
A gathering in celebration of Dr. Wylie’s amazing life will be Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Divvy restaurant, 71 West City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. Inurnment with military honors will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be directed to the IU Foundation or St. Vincent Hospice.
Leppert Mortuary-Smith Carmel Chapel, is honored to be of service to Dr. Wylie’s family during their time of loss. To share thoughts with the family, please visit: www.leppertmortuary.com.
Merlin Baker, 73, of Centreville, Mississippi, died Friday, February 27, 2015, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Born in Owensburg, Indiana, Merlin was a retired maintenance supervisor with GM. He was an Air Force veteran, a Shiner, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Elks Lodge and a Protestant.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Baker of Centreville, Mississippi; son, Damon Kern (wife, Bridget Stillons) of Bedford, Indiana; brother, Jon Ashley Baker (wife, Rita) of Converse, Indiana; three grandchildren, Jordan Stillons, Kynndall Kern, and Branson Kern.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ziba Baker and Arvetis Mae Hubbard Baker.
Newman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 729, Centreville, Mississippi, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.