Obituaries

Obituaries — January 2017

January 18, 2017

Elizabeth (Shinkle) Grubbs

May 12, 1945 — Jan. 17, 2017

Elizabeth Grubbs, 71, of Mitchell, passed away at 11:49 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2017, at the Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born May 12, 1945, in Orleans, the daughter of Bill and Helen (Taylor) Shinkle.

She was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans. She worked as a supervisor at General Electric in Bloomington for 37 years and graduated with the Orleans High School Class of 1963.

She is survived by one sister, Anna Belle Pierce (Jim) of Mitchell; one brother, Denver Mathes (Carrie) of Farmersburg; three nephews, Jimmy Pierce (Camela), Kyle (Lea) Mathes and Jeff Mathes; two nieces, Jamie Eubanks (J.J.) and Laura Beth (Josh) Cleghorn and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Horeb Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Friday.

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

Memorial contributions may be made at BatColeFoundation.com.

Ellis ‘Red’ Ritter

Ellis “Red” Ritter, 96, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 17, 2017

Alta (Mullins) Slone

Jan. 31, 1922 — Jan. 15, 2017

Alta Slone, 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1922, in Brinkley, Ky., she was the daughter of William Letcher and Miranda (Nickels) Mullins. She married Joe Slone June 12, 1938, and he preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2000.

Alta was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, William E. (Nancy) Slone of Orleans and Joey Slone of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Betty Slone of Mitchell; grandchildren, Stephen Slone of Ohio, Tammy (Brian) Chapman of Mitchell, Tonya (John) Smith of Paoli, Cindy (Randy) Ewing of Salem and Mindy Hunter of Tipton; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; sons, George Slone and Sheldon Slone; and siblings, George Mullins, Chester Mullins, Delza Mullins, Eliza Young, Eva Engle, and Malvery Amburgy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Casketbearers: Steve Slone, Brandon Slone, John Elkins, Joey Slone, Randy Ewing, and Robert Tipton.

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

Debra Jean (Blackerby) Cain

March 21, 1959 — Jan. 15, 2017

Debra Jean Cain, 57, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 21, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Nelson “Bud” and Betty Lou (Wells) Blackerby.

Debra was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 9107 Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Betty and Marvin Garrison of Mitchell; sister, Patricia Dawn (Robert) Hutsler of Paoli; brothers, Jessy Ray (Debbie Jo) Blackerby of Mitchell and Richard Paul Blackerby of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father and son, Gregory Alan Vaught, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service Thursday at the church.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Ray Dean Davis

Ray Dean Davis, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday. There is no scheduled visitation or service. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Cecil Brock

Cecil Brock, 72, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at noon on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

Elizabeth C. Shirley

Elizabeth Caroline (Andrews) Shirley, 81, of LaGrange, Ga., formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday. A private ceremony for family will take place at a later date. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

January 16, 2017

Charles Edward Phillips

Aug. 11, 1936 — Jan. 15, 2017

Charles Edward Phillips, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 11, 1936, in French Lick, he was the son of Sammy and Gertrude (Deal) Phillips. He married Grace Carolyn Abel on Nov. 14, 1957.

Charles retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and was a farmer. He was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M.

He loved to golf and fish, and attended all of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Charles was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a veteran of the Indiana National Guard, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Carolyn Phillips of Mitchell; children, Gregory Lee (Janet) Phillips of Mitchell, Gordon Gene (Carol) Phillips of Mitchell, and Sharon L. (Terry) Purdy of Heltonville; grandchildren, Tyler S. Phillips, Taylor S. Phillips, Trevor K. Phillips, Chad N. Phillips, and Jarrett L. Phillips; and sister, Bertha Bell of Spencer.

His parents and brother, Ronald Phillips, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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

Betty Ann (Brooks) Tanksley

July 27, 1926 — Jan. 13, 2017

Betty Ann Tanksley, 90, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 27, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Danner and Minnie (Wood) Brooks. She married Raymond Tanksley July 27, 1945.

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944.

Survivors included her husband, Raymond Tanksley of Mitchell; children, Brooks (Lynne) Tanksley of New Palestine and Raymona Tanksley of Mitchell; grandson, Brad (Jennifer) Tanksley; great-grandchildren, Brendan Tanksley and Brooke Tanksley; and sister, Carmina Tuksal of Michigan.

Her parents and siblings, William Thomas Brooks, Gene Brooks, Zack Danner Brooks, Jon Brooks, Mary Rosenberger, and Charlene Hawk, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Tammy Lou Mathis

Tammy Lou Mathis, 56, of Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

January 15, 2017

Betty Ann Tanksley

Betty Ann (Brooks) Tanksley, 90, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

January 14, 2017

Wendle Gale Moffitt

March 2, 1939 — Jan. 10, 2017

Wendle Gale Moffitt, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 2, 1939, to William Moffitt and Eva (Edwards) Moffitt. Wendle married Donna Ritchison on Aug. 23, 1958, and she survives.

Wendle was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of Central Church of Christ in Bedford; he retired from NWSC Crane.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Moffitt of Mitchell; two daughters, Debra Moffitt of France and Sherry (Randy) Tolbert of Mitchell; son, Timothy (Carolyn) Moffitt of Bedford; three grandchildren, Justin Tolbert, Josh Tolbert and Nick Tolbert; and great-grandson, Connor Tolbert.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvester Glenn Moffitt, Rodeffer Mark Moffitt and Lowell Moffitt.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 and from noon until the service on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mark Edward Key

Nov. 23, 1961 — Jan. 9, 2017

Mark Edward Key, 55, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the home of his mother.

Born Nov. 23, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Key and Sandra (Shirley) Key Bridwell.

Mark was a farmer and an employee of Lawrence County Farm Supply. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra Bridwell of Bedford; sister, Christie (George) Jenkins of Bedford; nieces, Brooke (Chad) Guthrie of Bedford and Sheila Jenkins of Louisville; and nephew, Christopher Jenkins of Louisville.

His father and stepfather, Mike Bridwell, preceded him in death.

Honoring his wishes, the Rev. Richard Clayton officiated at the private family graveside service on Thursday at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

Dennis Charles Ryan

Dennis Charles Ryan, 62, of Oolitic, died Sunday. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Allen Funeral

Home in Bloomington.

January 13, 2017

Darwin Sanders

July 25, 1929 — Jan. 8, 2017

Darwin O. Sanders, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 8, 2017.

Darwin was born in Bedford on July 25, 1929, to James Roy Sanders and Bessie Irene (Trotter) Sanders. He currently lived in Farmers Branch, Texas, and is survived by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Margaret “Sissy” (Dillard) Sanders; two loving sons and their wives, Jeffrey (Nancy) Sanders and Michael (Kami) Sanders; one grandson, Austin (Amanda) Sanders; two stepgrandchildren, Sarah (Scott) McPherson and James Freeman; one great-grandchild, Addison Sanders and baby boy due in April; two step-great-grandchildren, Collin McPherson and Kimberly McPherson; a sister-in-law, Peggy Sanders; and several nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Sanders and Carl Sanders; and sisters, Leola Goldman & Naomi Sanders.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Burial will immediately follow at Stampers Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Research or a charity of your choice in his name.

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

January 11, 2017

Asa A. Burgess

Sept. 14, 1929 — Jan. 9, 2017

Asa A. Burgess, 87, of Bedford passed away at 2:49 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John E. and Lillie (Clouse) Burgess. He retired from Public Service Indiana in 1991 after 39 years as a sub-station construction mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Asa was an avid BNL Lady Stars sports fan and supporter. He kept the books for the Lady Stars Softball Team for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Mitchell of Mitchell and Phyllis Wilson of Bedford; two sons, Kevin A. Burgess and wife Donna and Bradley A. Burgess and wife Tammy, all of Bedford; 12 grandchildren, Amber, Mandy, Bradley Jr., Michael, Maria, Zachary, Jessica, Sara, Kimberly, Creighton, Lloyd Dale Jr., and Carolyn Sue; 21 great-grandchildren; and his loving companion and friend of 18 years, Carol Crane.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles, Robert M., John M, and Carl Burgess; three sisters, Phyllis C. Burgess, Louella Casey, and Margaret Lowrey; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Frances G. (Riggle) Craig

July 29, 1940 — Jan. 9, 2017

Frances G. Craig, 76, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Bloomington Nursing Home.

Born July 29, 1940, in Huron, she was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Riggle and Doris (Terrell) Riggle Elliott. She married Vince Craig on Feb. 16, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Fayetteville High School.

Survivors include two sons, Barry Craig of Williams and Jeffrey Craig of Bedford; two daughters, Michelle Craig and Kristine Craig, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Crystal Walton, Benjamin Robertson and Heather Laster, all of Bedford, Dale Chastain and Jeremy Gaddis, both of Mitchell, Jaramyah Chastain of Shelbyville, Rocky Brown of Borden and Joshua Burnette of New York; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Ross of Bedford; two brothers, Ralph Riggle and wife Adah of Williams and Larry Riggle of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. Brian Adcock is the boyfriend of daughter, Kristine Craig; and Becky Babbs, is the fiancé of son, Jeffrey Craig.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Riggle and Doris Terrell Riggle Elliott; her husband; one daughter, Kimberly Burnette; a grandson, Dakota Burnette; stepfather, John Elliott; and stepmother, Mildred Riggle.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ron Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Truly J. ‘Jeanette’ Hudson

May 19, 1940 — Jan. 9, 2017

Truly “Jeanette” (Turner) Hudson, of Bloomington, passed away on Jan. 9, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Bedford, on May 19, 1940, to Cecil and Matrice (Gosser) Turner. Jeanette graduated from Fayetteville School.

She retired from the IU Optometry Clinic after 23 years. She was a member of the New Unionville Baptist Church and enjoyed participating in the Awana Children’s Program, women’s Bible study and many other church activities.

She kept in touch with her Fayetteville School classmates by attending monthly breakfast get-togethers. She made lasting friendships with her co-workers from IU and met monthly for lunch with Bev, Barb, Joyce and others to visit and catch up. She and her husband, Cecil, enjoyed vacationing with her sister Jan and brother-in-law Pat; camping with their children and their friends, Charles and Rose and Walter and Sandy.

She loved to sit on her back porch in the summer and watch for Bluebirds and Hummingbirds. She liked to go boating on the lake, playing bingo, craft festivals and spend as much time with her family as she could. She loved the quiet times spent with her husband and the drives they would often take down to the lake. She was crazy over her little dog, Reece.

She meant many things to each of us who were lucky enough to know her but she will be remembered, loved, admired, and missed for the fun loving, good natured, easy going, compassionate and kind hearted woman she was to all of us.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Cecil; stepdaughter, Dottie Powers; sons, Shawn (Melinda) Benham and Shannon (Kellie) Benham; daughter, Sheri (Jeff) Scott; sister, Jan (Pat) Muench; grandchildren, Jay, Josh, and Shaina Benham; several stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Matrice (Gosser) Turner; stepdaughter, Becky (Hudson) Lawson; and nieces, Tammy (Davis) Hatcher and Tessa (Davis) Behymer.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Judah Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

January 10, 2017

John H. Reed

Sept. 24, 1921 — Jan. 7, 2017

John H. Reed, 95, of Bedford, died at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017,at Meadow Lakes Retirement Center in Mooresville.

Born Sept. 24, 1921, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Alfred L. and Myrtle (Wood) Reed. He married Martha M. Newcombe on April 8, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1982. He later married Betty L. Fleming on Aug. 31, 1985, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2007.

He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in metallurgical engineering. He retired as a metallurgical engineer at General Motors after 35 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia E. Schmidt and husband Bob of Plainfield; a brother-in-law, one step grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; a grandson, Michael N. Denman; and three brothers, Theron, Byron and Maurice.

Following John’s wishes of cremation, an inurnment will be conducted at a later date in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Annabelle (List) Pinnick

Dec. 11, 1930 — Jan. 8, 2017

Annabelle Pinnick, 86, of Orleans, passed away at 11:08 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Lebanon, the daughter of James and Minnie (Lefforge) List. She married Philip Pinnick on June 25, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2016.

She worked in the Orleans school system as a cafeteria manager. She graduated from Orleans High School in 1948. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and life member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

She was survived by one son, Greg (Cindy) Pinnick of Mitchell; one daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Harms of Bedford; four grandchildren, Tiffany (JR) Buher, Damien Pinnick of Mitchell and Ethan and Austin Harms of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Buher and Kennedy Pinnick of Mitchell; one brother, Howard List; and one sister, Edna Grater.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Marcus, Paul and Hubert List; and one sister, Vinnie Luper.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. There will be a Phi Beta Psi service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Ronald Kent ‘Ronnie’ Rainey

Nov. 5, 1972 — Jan. 8, 2017

Ronald Kent “Ronnie” Rainey, 44, of Bedford, died at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1972, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dale and Patricia (Ronk) Rainey.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Dale and Donna Rainey, of Bloomington; his caregivers, Curtis and Michelle Stroud of Bedford; a sister, Lisa Rainey of Illinois; his grandmother, Rita Norman of Bedford; and aunts and uncles, Janet and Frank Basinger of Bedford, Greg and Pam Rainey of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and his paternal grandparents, Phyllis and Ollie Hall, and Richard Dale Rainey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Asa A. Burgess

Asa A. Burgess, 87, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Willie Gallagher

Willie Gallagher, 85, of Mitchell, died Sunday. There is no scheduled visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Murle Kern

Murle Kern, 79, of Cross Plains, died Monday. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Frances G. Craig

Frances G. Craig, 76, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 09, 2017

Jack Dean Newton

Jack Dean Newton, 69, Mitchell, died Wednesday, Jan. 4. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Asa Burgess

Asa Burgess, 87, of Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John H. Reed

John H. Reed, 95, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Ronald K. Rainey

Ronald Kent Rainey, 44, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 08, 2017

Robert Daulton

Nov. 1, 1943 — Jan. 5, 2017

Robert “Bobby” Aaron Daulton, 73, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Born November 1, 1943, in Jackson County, Indiana, he was the son of Robert D. and Betty J. (Ollis) Daulton.

He married Vickie Horner on July 29, 1970, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, Class of 1962. Bobby retired from General Motors, Bedford. He was an active farmer and he was a member of several antique tractor clubs.

Surviving are his wife, Vickie; one son, Brent (Elizabeth) Trueblood; one daughter, Jennifer (Neil) Riley; seven grandchildren, Tyler (Danielle) Trueblood, Scotty (Amy) Trueblood, Emily Riley, Olivia Riley, Brenten Trueblood, Abby Riley, and Keaden Trueblood; two great-grandsons, Treyten “The Boy” Trueblood and Garrison “Jesse” Trueblood; two sisters, Diane (Bill) Harrison and Sandy Bennett; one brother, Denny (Karen) Daulton; mother-in-law, Betty Horner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mona Harrison; and father-in-law, Harry “Buck” Horner.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford, with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, 4 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 9:30 until the service hour at the funeral home.

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

Harold Moser

Nov. 13, 1949 — Dec. 30, 2016

Harold “Ed” Moser passed away on December 30, 2016, at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born on November 13, 1949, in Gary, Indiana, to Ernest and Thelma (Lindsey) Moser. Ed married Margaret Ann Cox on February 13, 1974, and she survives.

Ed was the retired owner/operator of A1 CDL Testing Service in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Moser; sisters, Sue and Alice Moser, and Rosie Baugh; brothers, Lowell and Leroy Moser; sons, Ranson Johnson, Anthony Moser, Jeffrey Moser and James Moser; grandchildren, Zach and Raven Johnson, Forest and Sy Moser, Tyler and Briley Moser; and great-grandchildren, James Anthony and Evalynn.

Ed was very proud of these children, who are his legacy.

Because of out-of-state family, a celebration of Ed’s life will be scheduled for a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford was in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia L. Palmer

May 19, 1952 — Jan. 6, 2017

Cynthia L. Allen Palmer, 64, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 8:35 a.m. at Country Side Meadows in Indianapolis.

She was born in Bedford on May 19, 1952, to Roy E. “Tunney” Allen and Mary Maxine (Phipps) Allen. Cynthia was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford, was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1970. She was an Accountant with the State of Indiana Workforce Development. Cynthia belonged to a Euchre Club, and Stampin’Up Card making.

Survivors include her son, Bradley Palmer of Indianapolis, one sister, Beth (Harold) Snead of Bedford, two brothers, Steven Allen of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Kerry Allen of Hillsboro, Ohio, several nephews and a large extended family.

Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church, burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Bro. Kerry Allen officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 9, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Dean Newton

Jack Dean Newton, 69, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

January 07, 2017

Charles Austin Elkins

March 9, 1947 — Jan. 4, 2017

Charles “Charlie” Austin Elkins, 69, passed away on Jan. 4, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 9, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Claude Austin “Abe” and Mabel Marie (Hobson) Elkins. He married Cora Melvin on Feb. 14, 1994; and she survives.

Charles retired from the Bedford Fire Department. He was former Town Marshall of Oolitic.

He attended Bedford High School.

Charles was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, the Bedford Moose, the Mitchell American Legion No. 250, Eagles of Bedford, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, and the F.O.P.

Surviving are his wife, Cora Elkins of Bedford; one son, Scott A. (Rhonda) Elkins of Seymour; one daughter, Connie (Greg) Dalton of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Courtney and Rebekah Elkins and Emily and Sarah Dalton; one sister, Mary Ann (Jim) Jenkins; four stepdaughters, Pam (Jerry) Hillenburg, Anita (Barry) Turpin, Tamara Hughes and Paula (Tim) Ely; one stepson, Timothy (Carrie) Magnus; 14 stepgrandchildren; and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sandy McGrath and Connie Mathews; one stepgrandson, Lance Cpl. Eric Dean Hillenburg; and one step-great-grandchild, Blaydan Heath Cobb.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Hillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday by the Bedford Masonic Lodge No.14 F&AM. Moose rites will be held at 5 p.m.. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Avanell Maxine (Olson) Mitchell

March 20, 1928 — Jan. 5, 2017

Avanell Maxine Mitchell, 88, of Bedford, died at 5:23 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at White River Lodge.

Born March 20, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Norman Richard Olson Sr. and Myrtle Grace (Studley) Olson. She married her high school sweetheart, Lester Wayne “Coke” Mitchell on July 30, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2009.

She was a clerical worker at Dunn Memorial Hospital and worked with her family at the N.R. Olson Real Estate and Insurance Agency. After her retirement, she volunteered as a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Stogsdill and husband Jim, Debbie “Red” Miller and husband Steve, all of Bedford, and Cheryl Strickler of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Melissa Beasley of Albuquerque, N.M., Brandon Brown of Bedford and Cody Strickler of Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Brown and Madelynn Strickler; a brother, Volney Olson and wife, Zenobia of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Olson; and close personal friend, Debi Deer and husband Phil, who are considered family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Norman Olson Jr. , and a sister, Gaynel Meglemre.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan.10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Flinn officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Boys and Girls Club.

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

January 06, 2017

Windell Edward Morrow

July 21, 1939 — Jan. 4, 2017

Windell Edward Morrow, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.

He was born on July 21, 1939, in Wayne County, Ky. to Roe Morrow and Rosa (Kidd) Morrow. Windell married Linda Moser on Aug. 24, 1968, at the Harrodsburg Assembly of God, the Rev. Jim Palmer officiated.

He was retired from Victor Oolitic Stone Company and was a farmer and avid beekeeper; he was a member of the Valley Mission Nazarene Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Morrow of Bedford; daughter, Judy (Bill) Johnson of Bedford; son, Michael Morrow of Indiana; two grandsons, Billy Johnson of Bedford and Michael Morrow Jr. of Evansville; two brothers, William Morrow of Kentucky and Harold Morrow of Seymour; and four sisters, Ina Pearl Small of New Palestine, Francis Jones of Oklahoma, Aldena New of Kentucky, and Nina Dean of New Palestine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Opal Polly, Addy Morrow, Eulas Morrow, Eva Henderson, Anna Lee Key, Ruby Robbins, Mona Smith, Jason Morrow, Mallie Morrow and Bobby Morrow.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at Cedar Hill Church in Monticello, Ky.; burial will follow at Silas Morrow Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Valley Mission Nazarene Church, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Austin Elkins

Charles Austin “Charlie” Elkins, 69, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Roscoe R. Robertson

Roscoe R . Robertson, 84, of Avon, died Dec. 31. Visitation from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 05, 2017

Billy Wayne Rodman

Nov. 9, 1950 — Jan. 3, 2017

Billy Wayne Rodman, 66, of Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 9, 1950, in Columbus, he was the son of Theodore and Mary Ann (Parker) Rodman. He married Kay Hitchcox on Aug. 24, 1970, and she survives.

He was an animal control officer for the Bedford Street Department and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Kay of Bedford; a daughter, Michelle Carpenter and husband Wes of Bedford; a son, Billy Rodman Jr. and wife Katie of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Josh, Nathan, Emily, Marissa, Ava, Evan and Mallory; two brothers, Ted Rodman of Vevay and Randy Rodman of Bedford; three sisters, Anita Horner and husband Jim of Bedford, Barbara Brooks and husband Danny of Mitchell and Mickee Gilbert and husband Jim of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilburn Rodman; and a sister, Diann Grant.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Alberta Irene ‘Birdie’ (Prewitt) King

Nov. 16, 1925 — Jan. 2, 2017

Alberta Irene “Birdie” King, 91, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 16, 1925, in New Castle, she was the daughter of William Glenn and Josephine (Frazier) Prewitt. She married Wendell H. King Jan. 2, 1947, and he preceded her in death May 30, 2006.

Alberta was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and knitting.

Survivors include her children, Beverlee K. (Gearry) Hancock of Mitchell, Connie Lynn (Philip) Lee of Campbellsburg, Carol Lee (Randall) Gerkin of Mitchell and Gary (Nelsa) King of Mitchell; grandchildren, Cynthia (Brian) Rainey, Kim (Mike) Wallace, Staci Lee, David (Lynnlee) Grissom, Trent Grissom, Chad (Brittany) Grissom, Amber (Jason) Hodges, and Cole (Cassie) King; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Prewitt of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Russell Prewitt and Louise King, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be David Grissom, Cole King, Brian Rainey, Mike Wallace, Jason Hodges, John King, and Kevin King.

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

Marilyn Sue ‘Susie’ (Terry) Taylor

Jan. 20, 1951 — Jan. 3, 2017

Marilyn Sue “Susie” Taylor, 65, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 20, 1951, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Elmer and Edith (King) Terry. She was married to Terry Lee Taylor.

Susie had been employed at Mitchell Manor and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Taylor of Mitchell; sons, Timothy Albertson of Austin, Mark Taylor of Greenwood, Miss., and William Taylor of Austin; stepson, Terry Rothwell of Carlisle, Ky.; grandsons, Terry Taylor and Anthony Conrad; three step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and siblings, Shirley Lewis of Hillham, Ralph Terry of Bedford, Thomas Terry of Bedford, Raymond Terry of Bloomington, Kenny Terry of Bedford, and Jack Terry of Bedford.

Her parents; and siblings, Robert Terry, James Terry, and Mary Ann Terry, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Charles Ara Houchin

March 11, 1940 — Jan. 3, 2017

Charles Ara Houchin, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 11, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Leslie E. and Freda (Vincent) Houchin.

Charles was retired from Mitchell Transport and was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Survivors include his children, Shannon Houchin of Paoli and Shawn Brown of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Wagner of Mitchell, Sharon Abbott of Leesburg, Fla., Carol Ann Hughes of Mitchell, and Marlin Houchin of Mitchell.

His parents; and siblings, Marvin Houchin and Kathy Cummings, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. There is no scheduled visitation.

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

Roscoe R. Robertson

Oct. 21, 1932 — Dec. 31, 2016

Roscoe Raymond Robertson, 84, of Avon, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away at 6:46 p.m. on Saturday at the Brownsburg Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 21, 1932, in Monroe County, he was the son of Isaac Earl and Bessie (Fields) Robertson. He graduated from Fayetteville High School and attended Indiana University. He married Gloria Fisher on June 16, 1956, in Vicksburg, Miss., and she survives.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving from 1952-1956. He was a long-distance driver for Yellow Freight in Indianapolis. Roscoe was a member of the American Legion and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Avon; a daughter, Juliana G. Robertson of Westfield; a friend, Alex Gaddis of Avon; two sisters, Mildred R. Johnson of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Patricia Redwine of Evansville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vandetta Collins Pennington; and brothers, Donald Earl “Bud” Robertson, Perry Steven “Perk” Robertson, James Lowell Robertson, Harold Ray Robertson and David Lee Robertson.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Avanell Mitchell

Avanell M. Mitchell, 88, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 04, 2017

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie

March 25, 1957 — Jan. 2, 2017

Patricia Ann Guthrie, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 12:17 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 02 2017, at her residence.

Born March 25, 1957, in New Albany, she was the daughter of Argus and Violet (Juanita) Young.

She was a member of Fairview Community Church. She had formerly managed the Bedford American Legion and Bloomington Elks.

Surviving are one son, Troy (Rachel) Guthrie; one daughter, Shara Purdy; six grandchildren, Abigail and Brandt Guthrie, Brittany (Caleb) Osborn, and Bethany, Brianna, and John David Purdy; companion, John Ross; one sister, Debbie Moody; and four brothers, Argus Young, Linford Young, Colvin Young and Darrell Young.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Benjamin.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Troy Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Larry Dale Sanders

June 2, 1938 — Jan. 2, 2017

Larry Dale Sanders, 78, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.

He was born in Bedford on June 2, 1938, to Howard and Ruth (Childers) Sanders. Larry married Loretta Simmerman on June 12, 1959, in Mitchell and she survives.

Larry was a retired machine operator from GM Central Foundry in Bedford and from the North Lawrence Community Schools; he was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta Sanders of Bedford; three sons, Robert (Beth) Sanders of Liberty, David Sanders of Chicago, and Gary Lee Sanders of Bloomington; one daughter, Katrina (Darren) Toomey; one brother, Mike (Bonnie) Sanders of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and his stepfather.

Funeral service will be at noon on Friday, Jan. 6, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 5, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Fund.

Alberta Irene (Frazier) King

Alberta Irene (Frazier) King, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday, Jan. 2. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral Home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Wanda Sue Porter

Wanda Sue (Utterback) Porter, 76, of Palmer, Tenn., formerly of Heltonville, died Friday, Dec. 30. Visitation was Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. Funeral service was Monday with burial in Silverdale Cemtery in Chattanooga. Arrangements by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.

Billy Wayne Rodman

Billy Wayne Rodman, 66, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 03, 2017

Phyllis Colleen (Harris) Eagan

March 26, 1930 — Jan. 1, 2017

Phyllis Colleen Eagan, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Jan. 1, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on March 26, 1930, to Glenn Harris and I. Lucille (Tincher) Harris. Phyllis married William A. Eagan on Aug. 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2008.

Phyllis was a homemaker and previously worked at A & L Plant Farm on East Oolitic Road. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church Homemaker’s Club and attended East Oolitic Community Church.

Phyllis was a loving mother and grandmother; she was an avid gardener, loved flowers and cooking.

A special thanks to Unit 1 at Garden Villa for their care and compassion over the last 10 years.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Geabes of Greenwood, Kathryn Oakley of Bedford, Karen (Tim) Inman of Bedford, and Barbara Mundy of Ellettsville; adopted daughter, Kelly Leveque and family of Needmore; grandchildren, Bryan Geabes, Tamara Geabes Bayne, Zachariah Mundy, Deidre Inman, Katelyn Inman and Jacob Inman; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Geabes Lloyd, Bryanna Geabes, Audrey Bayne, Katie Reynolds, Nicholas Lindley, June Ann Lindley, and Allyson Mundy; great-great-grandchildren, Dawn Parker, Glen Parker, Jeanelle Parker, Ruby Lloyd, and Madelyn Reynolds; one brother, Richard Harris of Bedford; one sister, Patricia (Carl) Chambers of Bloomington; sister-in-law, Sue Eagan of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Hermann Harris; and two grandsons, Jeremy Oakley and Justin Mundy.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from noon until the service at 4 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White River Humane Society.

James C. ‘Jim’ Stapp

Dec. 5, 1952 — Dec. 31, 2016

James C. “Jim” Stapp, 64, of Bedford, died at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born Dec. 5, 1952 in Bedford, he was the son of Benjamin Eugene and Mary Rhue (Hodges) Stapp. He was an engineer for Bowen Engineering of Indianapolis and a member of the sons of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include a daughter, Allison Benge and husband Matthew of Greenwood; a granddaughter, Mattison Benge; two sisters, April Stapp Collins of Bedford and Kim Vest and husband Michael of Bloomfield; nieces and nephews, Stevie Roach, Kyle Collins, Jeremy Vest and wife Brandy, Stacy and Chad Lowry; and great-niece and nephew, Zoey and Oliver Roach.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rick Catlett officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Tina Arnette (Reynolds) Pensinger

March 19, 1965 — Dec. 29, 2016

Tina Arnette Pensinger, 51, of Galion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at home with her family.

Tina was born in Bedford, on March 19, 1965, to the late Arnold and A. Diane (Reynolds) Bex. She married Scott E. Pensinger on June, 26, 1999, and he survives her.

She was a travel agent for many years, lastly with Berger Travel in Mansfield. She graduated from Marion Technical College in 2010 and worked as a physical therapist assistant for North Central Ohio Educational Service Center. She loved working with her special needs children and used her creativity and caring spirit to make a difference.

She has traveled to many countries and destinations, but her favorite place on earth was Disney World.

She loved yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of Community Christian Church, Galion. She had a wonderful, kind spirit, an awesome sense of humor, and a zest for life. She had a multitude of friends, family and acquaintances that knew and loved her. She touched many lives along her short journey.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children and stepchildren, Amber Clum and fiancé Jake McGowan, Brandon Slone, Ryan (Kristine) Pensinger, and Ami (Jim) Hay, all of Galion, Nathan Pensinger of Wilmington, N.C., and Tia (Shawn) Meyers of Galion, 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Angela (Mike) Kauffman of Vail, Ariz., Shelley Kern of Bloomington, and Lana (Jim) Craig of Bedford; and three nephews and nieces.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, today at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way N., Galion, Ohio. Friends may also call one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Community Christian Church, 6195 State Route 19, Galion with Dr. Dan Turner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio.

Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Galion is honored to serve the family of Tina Arnette Pensinger.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

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

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie

Patricia Ann (Young) Guthrie, 59, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 2. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

Roscoe Robertson

Roscoe Robertson, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Alberta King

Alberta King, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

January 02, 2017

Toby Luther Hutchens

Sept. 29, 1976 — Dec. 20, 2016

Toby Luther Hutchens, 40, of Oolitic, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born September 29, 1976, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Gordon L. and Freda Kay (Hampton) Hutchens.

Toby attended Life Tabernacle in Springville.

Surviving are his parents, Gordon and Freda Kay Hutchens; one brother, Jeremy Shane (Ashley) Hutchens; one sister, Kimberly Diana (Chris) Atkins; nine nieces and nephews, Dylan, Dakota, Derek, Joycelynn, Keaton, Alexis, Jazzmine, Zackary, and Luke; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one aunt; and two uncles.

Memorial service will be on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at noon, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Phyllis C. (Harris) Eagan

Phyllis C. (Harris) Eagan, 86, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

James Stapp

James Stapp, 64, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter

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