Obituaries

Obituaries — June 2017

June 23, 2017

Christina M. “Chris” (Reynolds) Miller

Jan. 15, 1941 — June 21, 2017

Christina M. “Chris” Miller, 76, of Springville, died at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Jan. 15, 1941, in Springville, she was the daughter of Raymond and Esther (Davis) Reynolds. She married Ron Miller on Aug. 24, 1957, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2014.

She retired as a quality controller for Cook Medical Group. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church where she served on the hostess committee and was the former treasurer.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Holtsclaw and husband David and Lisa Combs and husband Charles all of Springville; grandchildren, Stephanie Colclasure and husband Ryan of Terre Haute, Jennifer Holtsclaw of Spencer, Kim Hillenburg and husband Ryan of Springville and Nick Combs of Springville; great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Zak Colclasure, and Austin and Zane Hillenburg; a brother, Layne Reynolds and wife Julia of Springville; and a sister, Connie Jackson and husband Steve of Ellettsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Gerald and Roger Reynolds.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 26, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in memory of Christina to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gary Michael Brewer

March 18, 1949 — June 21, 2017

Gary Michael Brewer, 68, of London, Ky., passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born March 18, 1949, in Laurel County, Ky., he was the son of Bernard and Juanita (Taylor) Brewer. He married Denise Patton. He later married Ellen James.

He was a life-long truck driver and owner/operator of Brewer Trucking. He was last employed by Indiana Limestone.

Survivors include a son, Mike Brewer and wife Rachel of London, Ky.; three daughters, Karly Brewer of Jasper, Kim Jones of Bloomington and Amy Hendrickson of London, Ky.; six grandchildren, Kennedy, Emilee and Bree Morrow, Jordan Page, Ashley Jones and Oden Brewer; two great-grandchildren, Jaxton Page and Charleigh Jones; three sisters, Bev Clark and husband Jim of Bedford, Kathy Lloyd of Terre Haute and Carolyn Oliver and husband Stacy of South Carolina; two brothers, Merle Brewer and wife Brenda and Kirby Brewer and wife Judy, all of London, Ky.; his best friend, Ronnie Lloyd of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife, Ellen.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 26 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dennis Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday, June 26 at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Richard E. Kendall

Richard E. Kendall, 70, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 22, 2017

Helen May (Downham) Clines

Feb. 13, 1927 — June 17, 2017

Helen May (Downham) Clines, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.

Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Bryan and Vera (Morgan) Downham. She married the love of her life Allan Dale Clines on Jan. 19, 1945, and he survives.

She had attended Highland High School and was of the Baptist Faith. She had worked at Nicholson File, in Anderson; and Coca-Cola Bottling, Bedford, NWSC Crane, was a self-employed upholsterer, and a park ranger, in Ironton, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Allan Clines; her children, Priscella Kay (Dennis) Sproles and William Allan “Bill” (Pamela) Clines; grandchildren Bryan A. (Karen) Clines, Tony (Christy) Sproles, William Adam (Julie) Clines and Ashtan (Jason) Bean; great-grandchildren Danielle Clines, Jaylyn Sproles, Gracie Sproles, Josie Young-Clines, Kaylee Bean and Kristian Bean; brothers, Willard and Bob; sisters Lois, Cleda, Mary and Evelyn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four siblings, Joe, Alvin, Joyce and Billy Charles.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford with Mike Eads officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Christina Miller

Christina Miller, 76, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Victoria Lorene Kidwell

Aug. 25, 1990 — June 17, 2017

Victoria Lorene Kidwell, 26, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at her residence.

Born August 25, 1990, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Jack Freddy Lewis and Christina Joy Duckworth.

Victoria attended Grace Way Community Church in Bloomington. She was an assistant to the Dean of students of the School of Arts and Science at Indiana University and was a freelance photographer.

Surviving relatives include her parents, Robert and Christina Friede and Jack Lewis; siblings, Nicole Berry, Jacob Friede, Bobby Friede, Steven Hubbard, Brandon Hubbard, Dale Mitchell and Sara Mitchell; grandparents, Kathy and Melvin Duckworth and Victoria and Bill Russell; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Harvest Community Church in rural Bloomfield, with Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Scotland Cemetery.

Memorial visitation will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Harvest Community Church in rural Bloomfield.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to: Ovar’ Coming Together 2625 N. Meridian Street Ste.108 Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

John D. Smithers

Sept. 27, 1940 — Dec. 27, 2016

John D. Smithers, 76, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born Sept. 27, 1940 in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Hazel (Mitchell) Smithers.

He retired as a paver with the Lawrence County Highway Department.

Survivors include his faithful and loyal companion, Jackie, whom he adored; a sister, Mary Ruth Loving of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as many good friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Smithers; and a sister, Susan May.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gregory Allen Geyer

Oct. 6, 1955 — June 17, 2017

Gregory Allen Geyer, 61, of Jasper, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1955, to Roscoe and Mary (Bickel) Geyer.

He was a 1973 Graduate of Mitchell High School and was a Missionary.

Greg is survived by two children, Matthew Geyer of Iowa and Amanda Geyer of Bedford; three grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew and Alex Geyer; one brother, Mark Geyer; and one sister, Linda Sherfey.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 317 North Washington Street, Huntingburg, and at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

June 21, 2017

Michael R. Smith

March 9, 1954 — June 20, 2017

Michael R. Smith, 63, of Springville, died at 2:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence.

Born March 9, 1954, in Malvern, Ark., he was the son of Robert John and Rosemarie (Medina) Smith. He married Tracey Cobb and she survives.

He retired in 2008 after 33 years as a truck driver for General Motors. He was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Survivors include his wife, Tracey of Springville; five children, Maria Chance of Pensacola, Fla., Amanda Smith of Indianapolis, Ashley Lett of Jacksonville, Fla., James Smith of Fort Walton, Fla., and Amber Smith of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Taylor, Cheyenne and Jadyn; two sisters, Patty Smith of Helena, Ark., and Susie Pultz (Tony) of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepchildren, Darcey Bailey, Westyn Blake, Branson Goodman and Brayden Keynon; two sisters-in-law, Tammy Cobb and Tonya Bridwell (Van); a brother-in-law, Richard Cobb; a niece, Anastacia Hulsing; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Byron Buker officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ruth I. ‘Jean’ (Mauder) Freeman

Dec. 15, 1927 — June 19, 2017

Ruth I. “Jean” Freeman, 89, of Worthington, passed away peacefully at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017, at IU Health & Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Martin County on Dec. 15, 1927, the daughter of Dewey & Eskel (Truelove) Mauder.

She worked as a waitress while raising her family. She was a caregiver for many years from little children to the elderly.

Jean was a member of the Worthington First Christian Church and enjoyed the fellowship at the Worthington Senior Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Darrell (Jeana) Bosell of Springville, Silver (Carol) Freeman of Bloomfield and Rob (Angie) Freeman of Linton; two daughters, Rene (Rodney) Bredeweg and Kristi (Jody) Sparks, both of Linton; a brother, Bobby Mauder of Coal City; her sisters, Opal Harden of Bloomington, June Miller of Ellettsville, Erma Weaver of Bloomington, Ileen Luttrell of Wichita, Kan., and Barbara (Harold) Cullison of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Randy Bosell, Nicole Freeman, Amanda Graves, Christopher Freeman, Aimee Pugh, Jonathan Freeman, Rachel Bergman, Ryan Bredeweg, and Morgan Sparks; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Freeman; parents; son, Tom Freeman; brothers, Jackie, Chuck, Forrest, Eugene, Lester and Norman Mauder; and a grandchild, Lynnae Ann Bosell.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington, with John Gossett officiating. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemetery in Worthington.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Worthington Senior Center through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.

Helen May Clines

Helen May (Downham) Clines, 90, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

June 20, 2017

Russell Paul Roberts

Jan. 31, 1931 — June 18, 2017

Russell Paul Roberts, 86, of Bedford, slipped quietly and peacefully away at home on Sunday morning, June 18, 2017, Father’s Day with his loving family at his bedside.

Born January 31, 1931, in Greene County, he was the son of Nellie Roberts Taylor. He married Reva Joyce Miller on July 15, 1950, and she survives.

Over the years, he worked as a mechanic on heavy equipment with Triangle Construction until they closed. Afterwards, he worked at Newco Metals Processing (RSI) where he retired in 2011. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 841.

He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Heavy Equipment schooling in Chicago.

He had a fun-loving personality and never met a stranger. He was of Pentecostal faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie; grandmother, Epsie Roberts; and his father-in-law, Charles (Dad) Miller, whom he loved dearly.

He is survived by his wife, (Reva) Joyce; and his five children, Russell II (Mary) of Missouri, Rose-Mary Chapman (Mike) of Williams, Sherry Cobb (Kyle) of Tennessee, Rita King (Norman) of Bedford and Ricky Roberts (Natalie) of Bedford. He was blessed with several grandchildren and one special one he called his ‘baby,’ Joyce Ann (King) Roberts (daughter of Rita and Norman King). He is also survived by his siblings, Judy White of Cannelburg, David Taylor and Don Taylor of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Sister Becky Ryan will officiate and sing a special song she shared with Russell.

Fellowship and food for family and friends will be held at Cresthaven in the Fellowship room during visitation, before the funeral and after graveside services.

Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Michael R. Smith

Michael R. Smith, 63, Springville, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mildred L. ‘Mid’ Brown

Aug. 25, 1921 — June 18, 2017

Mildred “Mid” L. Brown, 95, of Bedford, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Aug. 25, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Amos L. and Susan Elva (Speer) Brown.

Survivors include four generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, Alice Pauline Brown, Lillie “Katie” Guthrie, Mae Crane, Trellah V. Yost, and Maudie Brown; and three brothers, Luther, Winfred and Ralph Brown.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kelly Carson officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

June 19, 2017

Clifton ‘Moe’ Stancombe

Dec. 26, 1954 — June 17, 2017

Clifton “Moe” Stancombe, 62, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Bell Trace Health and Living in Bloomington.

Born Dec. 26, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Buddy Lee Stancombe and Oleta (Brown) McCart. He married Donette Wever on Jan. 10, 1975 and she survives.

He retired from General Motors as a Die Setter after 26 years. Moe was an Army Veteran. He was also a member of the UAW Local No. 440, former member of the Masonic Lodge, and attended the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

He loved to watch sports, especially basketball. Moe played basketball for Tunnelton High School. He also loved the outdoors.

Survivors include his mother, Oleta McCart of Bedford; wife, Donette Stancombe of Bedford; one daughter, Jessica Stancombe of Bedford; two brothers, Steve Stancombe and wife Nancy and Greg Stancombe and wife Julie, all of Bedford; one sister, Laura Ragone and husband Mike of Pensacola, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Jerry Brown and wife Cathy, Connie Scott and husband Joe, Delpha Brown, Danny Brown and Terry Brown and wife Sylvia; his beloved nieces, Joslyn Wever, Lainey Stancombe, Ashlyn Wever, Jennifer McLeod, Natalie Cotton, Taylor Mollet, Alexis Mollet and Nicole Ragone; his beloved nephews, Scotty Mollet and wife Lori, Kane Wever, Eli Mollet, Trey Mollet, Travis Ragone, Darren Stancombe, Daniel Stancombe, Derek Stancombe, Jared Stancombe, Tyler Stancombe and companion Hailey, Jayden Arnold, Paul Stancombe, Eli Stancombe and Ethan Stancombe; father and mother-in-law, Don and Mary Wever; two brothers-in-law, Josh Wever and wife Mandy and Jason Wever; and one sister-in-law, Kelly Mollet.

He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy Lee Stancombe; uncles, Frank Brown, Donny Brown and Bob Stancombe; one aunt, Loretta (Sis) Garrett; stepfathers, Dale McCart and Merlin Baker, and a great-niece, Halli Ann Wever.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain and Pastor Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Pallbearers will be Eli, Trey, Kane, Darren, Jayden, and Eli.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, all at the mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Richard W. McIlvaine

Nov. 29, 1940 — June 15, 2017

Richard W. McIlvaine, 76, of Bedford, (Leesville Community) died at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his residence.

Born Nov. 29, 1940, he was the son of James and Adele (Mashlanka) McIlvaine. He married Lyla Ferguson on Feb. 15, 1960.

He was a carpenter for McIntyre Bros. Construction and member of Carpenters Local No. 1040. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Indiana State Trappers Association and National Trappers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Lyla, of Bedford; three children, Richard J. McIlvaine and wife Angie of Bedford, Stormy Li and husband Lester of Riverside, Calif., Robert L. McIlvaine and wife Cindy of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Kelsey E. Smith, Karson Li, Rob McIntosh, Conner McIlvaine, Brianna McIlvaine, Amy Brazzell, and Tina Lee; and two brothers, James McIlvaine and wife Patricia and Ralph McIlvaine, all of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Joe McIntosh.

A memorial mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Indiana State Trappers Assoc., c/o Georgia Griffin, 921 S. Locke, Kokomo, IN 46901.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Stephen D. Maegerlein

Dec. 9, 1940 — June 16, 2017

Stephen D. Maegerlein, 76, of Williams, died at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his residence.

Born Dec. 9, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Lehman Otto and Rebecca Cornelia (Smith) Maegerlein. He married Nancey J. Franklin on May 27, 1988, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Williams High School with the Class of 1959. He graduated from Purdue University in 1963 and was employed as a chemist for NSWC Crane.

He was a certified cave diver and a consummate tinkerer. He loved science and sharing his knowledge with everyone. He was a member of the America Chemical Society, BIG Bloomington Indiana Grotto. He was a member of the National Guard for six years and the secretary-treasurer for the Williams Cemetery Association.

He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Nancey, of Williams; two sons, William (Bill) Kristler and wife Cathy of Williams, Anthony (Tony) Kristler and wife Betty of Lanesville; and four grandchildren, Antonio and wife Jenny Kristler, Abigail Kristler and Charesa Kristler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Timothy; and a sister, Mary Rachel Cline.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ariana Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Williams Cemetery Association.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Roger E. Cottengain

April 20, 1952 — June 14, 2017

Roger Eugene Cottengain, 65, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.

Born April 20, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Arthur and Helen (Bex) Cottengain. He married Patricia L. Taylor May 21, 1977.

Roger retired from General Electric with 37 years of service. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1970 and received an associate degree from Ivy Tech. Roger was a member of Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville, and enjoyed being with his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. He liked fishing, boating, and hunting.

Roger was a disabled U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patty Cottengain of Bloomington; daughters, Tara (George) Jenkins of Orleans and Audrey (Tony) Courson of Poland; grandchildren, Olivia, Owen and Otto Jenkins, Logan Cain, and Jackson Courson; and sisters, Cherie (Larry) Edwards of Sellersburg and Cubie (John) Riley of Bedford.

His parents and grandson, George Edward Jenkins II, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family of Roger E. Cottengain wishes to thank Seminole Baptist Church in Seminole, Fla., and Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Rose Etta (Gerkin) Chambers

July 10, 1926 — June 17, 2017

Rose Etta Chambers, 90, of Orleans, passed away at 10:35 p.m. on June 17, 2017, at the Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born July 10, 1926, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Faye and Daisy (Sheeks) Gerkin. She married Franklin Dennis (Jack) Chambers on July 15, 1958, and he preceded her in death in September of 1984.

She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church and attended Mitchell High School. She was employed for several years at Lindley’s Grocery Store and Gallions Super Market.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith Rae Wheat (James) of Orleans, and Sue Ellen Collette (Joe) of Longview, Texas; six grandchildren, Scott Mundy, Kristie Raines, Mark Alan Wheat, Barbara Sue Madden, Lisa Renea Andrews and David Christopher Walraven; 13 great-grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren; and one son-in-law, Tim Staley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Anne Marie Staley; and one brother, John Cecil Gerkin.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Finnis Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Mildred L. Brown

Mildred L. Brown, 95, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 18, 2017

Juanita G. Reuter

Nov. 2, 1927 — June 16, 2017

Juanita G. Reuter, 89, of Springville, died at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born November 2, 1927, she was the daughter of Jesse D. and Zena Ray. She married Robert E. Reuter on July 8, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1984. She was a homemaker and former member of the Moose Lodge #689.

Survivors include a daughter, Carletta Ratliff, of Hamlin, TX; two granddaughters, Tonya Raines and husband, Jason, of Anson, TX, Wendy Lawalin and husband, Al, of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Andrea, James, Mason and Cheyenne; a great-great-grandchild, Brynn; a sister, Gloria D. Poole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Helen L. Hupp, Erma Jeanette Ray and Loretta M. Eads; three brothers, William E., Harold F. and Roger D. Ray.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 19, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. No services are scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Jack W. Clark

July 29, 1941 — June 3, 2017

Jack W. Clark, 75, passed away June 3 in an auto accident in Colorado.

He was born July 29, 1941, in Owensburg, the son of Edward and Agnes Crum of Bloomington.

Jack was a U.S. Army veteran and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 18 in Bloomington.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Clark of Minnesota; his daughters, Lisa VanOver of Mooresville and Gina Trusdale of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sisters, Piccola Doggett of Missouri and Tawana Shiflet of Bedford.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sandra Clark.

Private family graveside services will be held at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, with military honors performed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital oncology department.

Richard W. McIlvaine

Richard W. McIlvaine, 76, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Stephen D. Maegerlein

Stephen D. Maegerlein, 76, of Williams, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Celebration of Life will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

June 17, 2017

Roger E. Cottengain

Roger Eugene Cottengain, 65, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Juanita G. Reuter

Juanita G. Reuter, 89, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Richard W. McIlvaine

Richard W. McIlvaine, 76, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 16, 2017

Rebecca K. (Rosenbaum) Hall

Dec. 16, 1921 — June 14, 2017

Rebecca K. Hall, 95, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the White River Lodge, Bedford.

Born Dec. 16, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Lois (Baugh) Rosenbaum.

She married William “Bill” E. Wolfinger, and he preceded her in death in 1956. Some years later, she married Forrest Hall, and he preceded her in death.

Rebecca was of the Methodist faith. She was a past member of the Moose Lodge.

She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School. She had worked at M. Fine and Co. and the Dollar Store.

Surviving are one daughter, Theresa (Roger) Martin of Bedford; one sister, Patty Holtsclaw of Plainfield; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William, and husband, Forrest; one daughter, Mary Burton; brother, Clyde Rosenbaum; and grandson, Richie.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Robert Rosenbaum officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Edith H. (Stines) Tolliver

Oct. 17, 1925 — June 14, 2017

Edith H. (Stines) Tolliver, 91, of Bedford, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Oct. 17, 1925, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hershal and Dorothy (Stodgill) Stines.

She married Wayne Tolliver on Dec. 14, 1942, and he survives. This December would have been their 75th wedding anniversary.

She was of the Pentecostal faith, attending various churches with family and friends.

Edith was a homemaker, and loved to share the good news of her Savior.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne; three sons, Larry Dale (Carol) Tolliver, Dustin F. (Mary) Tolliver, and Douglas M. (Susan) Tolliver; two daughters, Linda S. (Larry) Martin, and Pamela M. (Stephen) Ritter; brothers and sisters, Arthur Stines, Hershal Stines Jr., David Stines, and Ellen Taylor; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Phillip A. Tolliver; four brothers, Russell, Ralph, Glen and Paul Stines; and one sister, Darlene Hayes.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Bob Courson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

David Edward Schuley

Jan. 19, 1967 — June 13, 2017

David Edward Schuley, 50, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 19, 1967, in Orange County, he was the son of Charles and Paula (Abel) Schuley.

David had been employed at General Electric and was a member of the Work of God Church. He loved photography and being outdoors. David graduated from Mitchell High School in 1985.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Paula Schuley of Bedford; sister, Janet (James) Heil of Aurora, Texas; and nieces and nephews, Ashley Hoffman, Rachael Heil, Kinsley Heil, Ellia Hoffman, Levi Heil, Stephanie Heil and Charles Hoffman.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Roger Cottengain

Roger Cottengain, 65, Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 15, 2017

Betty Louise (Hawkins) Brown

June 23, 1942 — June 13, 2017

Betty Louise Brown, 74, of Bedford, died at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at White River Lodge.

Born June 23, 1942 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bud and Virginia (Parham) Hawkins. She married Duane “Buck” Brown on Oct. 9, 1981, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2016.

She had worked at Visteon in Bedford and was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club. She enjoyed golfing, camping, gardening and dancing.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Arthur and wife Janice of Canada and Jeff Arthur of Bedford; a daughter, Penny Reintsma and husband Chad of Montana; grandchildren, Tanner Arthur, James Arthur, Nicholas Arthur, Sadie Winters, Ryan Lane, Kaitlyn Summerhays and Luke Reintsma; great-grandchildren, Marley and Lennon Summerhays; and a sister, Janie Lyons and husband Gary of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a grandson, Dylan Thomas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with David Brown officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary J. (Holt) Green

Mary Jeanette (Holt) Green, 88, Westfield, formerly of Bedford, died March 10. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at White River Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

David E. Schuley

David E. Schuley, 50, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell

June 14, 2017

Nancy E. Davidson

April 20, 1929 — June 11, 2017

Nancy E. Davidson, of Fishers, passed away on Sunday evening, June 11, in Indianapolis. She was 88.

She is survived by her sons, Mark and Scott; her two daughters-in-law; and three grandchildren.

Nancy was the widow of Dr. Ernest W. Davidson. They lived in Bedford for 44 years, where she served on the staff of the public library for more than 32 years.

Services will be held at St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, Fishers, this Saturday at 1 p.m., with calling from 11 a.m. until the service.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bedford Public Library in her honor.

Arrangements will be handled by Flanner and Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Frederick Lee ‘Fred’ Ellison

Nov. 5, 1936 — May 18, 2017

Frederick Lee “Fred” Ellison, 80, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2017, in his daughter’s home surrounded by his loved ones in Goodyear, Ariz.

Fred was born in Nov. 5, 1936, in Bedford, to William and Edith Ellison. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1954 where he participated in several sports and activities including cross country, marching band, 4-H club and agriculture.

In 1955, he married Annabelle Padgett Ellison and shortly thereafter moved to Phoenix, Ariz. They raised two beautiful daughters while maintaining a career as a Teamster union member. Fred was an elite truck driver and went on to be the Teamster General Foreman at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

Fred was a devoted husband and father and was actively involved in several passions. He was a member of the Phoenix Jaycees, donated time to the Big Brothers program, Veteran Memorial of Phoenix and the Institute for the Blind Youth. Fred thoroughly enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, working on motors and running construction side jobs.

Known for his beautiful blue eyes, Fred was always eager to tell another joke.

Fred is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Baker (Harold) of Crossville, Tenn., and Yvonne Basl (Jack) of Goodyear, Ariz.; and his second wife Shirley Ellison of Bedford. He is also survived by grandchildren, Melissa Baker, Rob Iler, Rachelle Phen and Jaclynn Basl; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Kyle, Taylor, Ashley and Tatum; and brother, Richard Ellison (Barbara) of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith Ellison; granddaughter, April Baker; and first wife of 43 years, Annabelle Ellison (1997).

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held today with a visitation at 11:30 a.m. followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. Graveside service at Resthaven Park Cemetery to follow.

Betty L. (Hawkins) Brown

Betty Louise (Hawkins) Brown, 74, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 13, 2017

Lucy (Sama) Couch Davidson Combs

March 11, 1930 — June 10, 2017

Lucy was born on March 11, 1930, to Salvatore and Lenora (Napier) Sama in Beattyville, Ky.

She is survived by her three children, Jim Couch of Bedford, Phyllis (Tim) Jeffers of Williams and Liz (Don) Luse of Bloomfield; her grandkids, Jenny (Joe) Medina, Cory (Kim) Dillard, Mathieu Cattozzi, Dan (Nicholl) Luse, Chris Couch, Adam Couch and Carrie (Zach) Johnson; and her great-grandkids, Graysen, Morgan and Owen Medina, Kellen and Elynn Luse, Abi Catozzi, Nyah, Hanna, Wyatt and Trinten Dillard, Kaidin Lambert, Aubrey Beasley, and Zoey and Mattingly Couch.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, Mary Mumfrey, Betty Daugherty, Violet Gilstrap, Joe Sama, Henry Sama, Junior Sama and Charlie Sama; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Bill Combs; her parents; sisters, Ruth Bell Rosenbaum, Martha McGue, Evelyn Couch; and brother, Carlo Sama.

Lucy lived in a time that taught the importance of family. No matter what, you had each other. She knew and taught her children to work hard, care for each other, love, help, listen, and forgive. She was spunky, and was known to speak her mind.

She loved her family, and showed repeatedly that she would do anything for them. Until it became too difficult, there was not a game that she would miss whether in the heat of the day or an all-nighter softball tournament. She ran the roads constantly to visit or lend a helping hand to family members all over.

Bingo was her favorite thing, and she always had a story of a near miss.

Lucy lived, worked, and raised her family in Campbellsburg. She worked for BF Goodrich for over 25 years, and later retired from Greene County General Hospital. She has lived the last 30 years in Bloomfield.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 14, at Tulip Church of God, 1834 E Tulip Road, Bloomfield, IN 47424. Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. until noon, with service to follow at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes all donations be made to the Tulip One Eighty Youth Ministry.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Ralph E. Turpin

Ralph E. Turpin, 86, Bedford, died Sunday. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on July 1 at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 12, 2017

Fred W. Robbins

Aug. 2, 1937 — June 8, 2017

Fred W. Robbins, 79, Paoli, peacefully ended his earthly journey on June 8, 2017, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was born Aug. 2, 1937 in French Lick.

After graduating from Paoli High School, Fred joined the U.S. Air Force. He took great pride in serving his country, and remarked several times that he would do it all over again. His tours of duty included Germany and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force as Tech. Sergeant after serving 20 years.

He attended Northwood University where he received the honor of class valedictorian. He then began working at Farm Bureau Co-Op in Orleans where he was Co-Op Manager. After retiring, Fred enjoyed carpentry, yard work and volunteering at IU Health Paoli Hospital and at Throop Elementary where he would read books to students.

Fred W. Robbins was a member of Moore’s Ridge United Methodist Church of French Lick, English VFW and French Lick American Legion.

He is survived by his son, Kent Robbins of Bedford; sisters, Barbara Underwood of Paoli, Junella Chapman and husband George of Indianapolis, Rena Watson and husband Bert of Indianapolis and Kay Conner of Bedford; and grandson, Alex Robbins and wife Caitlin of Las Vegas, Nev.

Fred Robbins was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Morris) Robbins and parents, John Woodrow and Juna Lucille (Flick) Robbins.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at McAdams Mortuary.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary with Brother Rodney Shelton officiating. Burial will be at Moore’s Ridge Cemetery in French Lick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Moore’s Ridge United Methodist Church: 5906 W. Co. Rd. 375 S., French Lick IN 47432 or Orange County Backpacks of Blessings Throop Elementary: OCCF 1075 N. Sandy Hook Rd. Suite 2, Paoli, IN 47454.

Ralph Turpin, 86

Ralph Turpin, 86, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 11, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Croy

June 10, 1927 — June 8, 2017

Elizabeth Ann (Mitchell) Croy, 89, of Bloomington, died Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Born June 10, 1927, in Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Basil and Lula (Phillips) Mitchell.

She married Audley Croy, who preceded her in death on January 15, 1995.

Elizabeth attended Bedford High School, and worked for RCA, Bloomington, from where she retired.

She was of the Protestant faith, having attended various churches with family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Larry (Elaine) Kern; grandchildren, Geanna (Tim) Ritchison, Bryan Kern, Jerry (Rebecca) Kern, Jody Kern, Kristie (Brian) Cauble, Scott (Amy) Huff and Michael Huff; fourteen great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Kathy Andis; and four brothers, Donald Mitchell, Morris Mitchell, Robert Dean Mitchell and Harold Mitchell.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Family Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Jack W. Clark

July 29, 1941 — June 3, 2017

Jack W. Clark, 75, passed away June 3 in an auto accident in Colorado.

He was born July 29, 1941, in Owensburg, the son of Edward and Agnes Crum of Bloomington.

Jack was a U.S. Army veteran and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 18 in Bloomington.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Clark of Minnesota; his daughters, Lisa VanOver of Mooresville and Gina Trusdale of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sisters, Piccola Doggett of Missouri and Tawana Shiflet of Bedford.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sandra Clark.

Private family graveside services will be held at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer with military honors performed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital oncology department.

June 10, 2017

Laura Dyan Carmichael

July 15, 1975 — June 6, 2017

Laura Dyan Carmichael, 41, of Bedford, died at 2:47 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 15, 1975, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert “Bob” and Nancy (Page) Carmichael. She was a certified nurses assistant at Bell Trace in Bloomington.

Survivors include her parents, Bob and Nancy Carmichael, of Bedford; a sister, Sarah Roberts and husband Chad of Springville; two nieces, Kendale and Kaylynn Roberts, both of Springville; her companion, Eric Combs of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Ralph Page of Bloomfield, Sheryl Smith and husband Keith of Bloomington, Donna Spaulding of Fort Worth, Texas, Debbie Hall and husband Dale “Butch” of Bedford; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenny and Lola Page, and her paternal grandparents, George and Ethel Carmichael, and one cousin.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hanson Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

June 09, 2017

George T. Brown

July 7, 1921 — June 7, 2017

George T. Brown, 95, of Bedford, died at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born July 7, 1921, in Hart Co., Ky., he was the son of Elmo Brown and Lonely (Wilcox) Brown Redford. He married Frances C. Woodward on Sept. 7, 1940, and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2008. He was a farmer and a janitor for Bell Telephone.

He was a member of the Second Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, was a member of the choir and the Brotherhood.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Rowlett and husband James, of Munfordville, Ky., and Phyllis R. Wagers and husband Forrester of Bedford; four sons, William T. Brown and wife Sharon of Bloomington, Edward L. Brown, Clarence H. Brown and wife Darlene, all of Bedford, and Rick Brown and wife Tammy of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Brown Bradley of Munfordville, Ky.; a brother, Bub Brown of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two daughters, Georgenia Curry and Lorrione Brown; a daughter-in-law, Marsha; three brothers, Winford Brown, William James Brown and Willy Robert Brown; and three sisters, Edna Brashear, Mattie Thornton and Maryetta Waller.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at the Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville, Ky.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday, June 12 at Brooks Funeral Home.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Second Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gwendolyn A. (Varvel) Baker

June 3, 1952 — June 7, 2017

On June 7, 2017, Gwendolyn Anette Baker lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord and her family and friends that preceded her in death.

Gwen spent her final days resting at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington with family and friends by her side.

She was born June 3, 1952, the daughter of Chester Dale and Bertha Ingram Varvel.

Gwen was employed with Hall Brothers Transportation for over 20 years overseeing the computer and network systems. She was a member of Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford and an active member of the Orleans chapter of the Phi Beta Psi sorority.

During her time away from work, she enjoyed reading, her cats (Turbo and Grey), and attending any event that involved her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Darren (Heather) Baker and Devin (Jenny) Baker; and one daughter, Danelle (Justin) Bush, all of Orleans; one sister, Regina (Benny) Grimes of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren, Taylor (Autumn), Gavin, Arionna, Madi, Carson, Conner, Brayden, Nick, Clayton, Trenton and Zoe; three great-grandchildren, Baylin, Chase and Delaney; two nephews; one niece; and two great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Dale and Bertha (Ingram) Varvel; and two sisters, Marlene and Michelle in infancy.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Brian Guthrie officiating. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Orleans Public Library or the Orange County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Jimmy Sneed Sr.

Jimmy Hayes Sneed Sr., 65, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Mitchell

June 08, 2017

Warren Michael ‘Mike’ Kendall

Aug. 12, 1934 — June 5, 2017

Warren Michael “Mike” Kendall, 82, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at his residence.

Born Aug. 12, 1934, in Syracuse, Kan., he was the son of Albert Lee Kendall and Laura (Sargent) Kendall. He married Constance Connie Daugherty on Aug. 21, 1992, and she survives, of Bedford.

Mike worked as a machinist, retiring in 2005. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166, and Bedford Eagles, Aerie No. 654.

Mike loved to sit around with family and friends while the men played music. He loved building things whether it was in his profession or with wood in his small wood shop. He loved life and had a good sense of humor.

Surviving are his wife Connie Kendall of Bedford; daughters, Beth (Todd) Hanning of Niceville, Fla., Jennifer Markum of Charlotte, N.C., and Tanya (Jack) Glenn of Kokomo; sons, Michael Kenton Kendall of Niceville, Fla., Bryan (Shirley) Lee Kendall of Westminster, Md., and Tirey (Theresa) Voorhies of Bedford; and sister, Lucy Carey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Kathy Freed, one brother, Albert Kendall, and one brother-in-law, Cletus Carey.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Eleda Madge Reynolds

April 18, 1930 — June 6, 2017

Eleda Madge Reynolds, 87, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence.

Born April 18, 1930, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Charles and Nora (Collins) Watterson. She married Carl Eugene “Gene” Reynolds Jan. 27, 1951, and he preceded her in death March 11, 2010.

Madge had been employed 27 years by Mitchell Community Schools as a classroom tutor. After retiring, she was employed at the Learning Junction PreSchool. She graduated from Huron High School in 1948.

She attended Restoration Church of the Nazarene in Bedford and had taught Sunday school 47 years at Tulip Street Christian Church and Hillcrest Christian Church. Madge loved children, gardening, canning, making pies and watching birds.

Survivors include her children, Danny Eugene (Ada) Reynolds of Mitchell, and Janice Diane (companion Sam Miller) Reynolds of Mitchell; and sister, Norma (Donald) Reynolds of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; infant daughter, Martha Jean; brothers, Noble, Floyd, Lester, Isom, James, and John Watterson; and sisters, Adah Schmidt, Clara Bryant, Mary Ruth Atchison, and Lorene Morrow, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Brian Fults, Brennan Fults, Braeden Fults, Brett Mosier, Sean Vandeventer, and Danny Reynolds.

Memorial gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Laura Carmichael

Laura Dyan Carmichael, 41, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

George T. Brown

George T. Brown, 95, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville, Ky. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles E. Farkas Jr.,

Charles E. Farkas, Jr., 91, Atlanta, Ga., died Feb. 8, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Mitchell Cemetery.

LuAnn Farkas

LuAnn (Quigley) Farkas, 89, Atlanta, Ga., died Dec. 24, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Mitchell Cemetery.

June 07, 2017

Steven Ray Crane

April 14, 1958 — June 5, 2017

Steven Ray Crane, 59, Mitchell, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 14, 1958, in Fort Belvoir, Va., he was the son of Leland and Norma (Bever) Crane.

He had lived in Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, Hawaii, Azores, Spain and Morocco.

Steven attended Bedford North Lawrence High School.

He is survived by his father, Leland Crane of Bedford, and brother, Russell Crane of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Susan; paternal grandparents, Ray and Wilma Crane; and maternal grandparents, Claude and Vivian Bever.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Larry R. Tackett

Aug. 27, 1941 — June 5, 2017

Larry Ronald Tackett, 75, formerly of Huron, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his residence.

Born Aug. 27, 1941, in Huron, he was the son of Menlo and Pauline (Toliver) Tackett.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works with 32 years of service and had also been employed at U.S. Gypsum in Shoals. Larry graduated in 1962 from Huron High School and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the Southern Indiana Cherokee Council. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his son, Christopher (Lisa) Tackett of Mitchell; grandchildren, Zhain Tackett and Darian Tackett Morales; and sister, Barbara Mundy of Mitchell.

His parents; children, Jamie Tackett and Larry Paul Tackett; and brother, John Tackett, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with a family gathering at the Huron Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Madge Reynolds

Madge (Watterson) Reynolds, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 03, 2017

Othie (Miller) Smith

Othie (Miller) Smith, 64, Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harvest Community Church of Mitchell. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary, Paoli.

June 01, 2017

Karen Sue Esboldt

May 2, 1972 — May 30, 2017

Karen Sue Esboldt, 45, of Mitchell, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born May 2, 1972, in Hammond, she was the daughter of Bernard and Arlene (Kocur) Esboldt.

She was a graduate of Munster High School with the Class of 1990.

Karen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.

Surviving are her parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Esboldt; one brother, Martin Esboldt; two step-siblings, Joshua Shope and Samantha (Jay) Modi; cousin, Rob Esboldt and Donald Wheatcraft; aunts, Sue Esboldt and Sharon Cook; and uncles, Martin (Sandi) Homan and David (Patti) Homan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene; uncle, Robert Esboldt; aunt, Sharon Esboldt; and grandparents, Emmett and Celia Esboldt, and Walter and Esther Kocur.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Darvin Winters and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, in memory of Karen S. Esboldt.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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