Obituaries

Obituaries — October 2017

October 16, 2017

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell

Jan. 4, 1944 — Oct. 13, 2017

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell, 73, of Bedford died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Ermal and Mildred (Nicholson) Mitchell. He married Thelma Faye Stannard on Sept. 29, 1967.

Kenny attended the Hillcrest Christian Church, and was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM. He retired from General Motors as a tool and die maker.

He is survived by his wife, Faye of Bedford; three daughters: Tammie May and husband Brad of Bedford, Teresa Guthrie and husband Troy of Washington and Terri Birchler and husband Terry of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Amanda, Kaley, Alex, Rebecca, Mitchell, Mia and Joe; one great-grandson, Alan; and one sister, Judy Hostetler and husband Arch of Boelus, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund.

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

Norma J. (Chenault) Ryan

Oct. 20, 1932 — Oct. 13, 2017

Norma J. (Chenault) Ryan, 84, passed away surrounded by loved ones and friends at 1:07 p.m. on Friday at Garden Villa of Bedford.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1932, to Felix and Leola Chenault. She married Denver R. Ryan on Feb. 11, 1950.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Ira, Felix, Kenneth and Ray; and sisters, Helen, Evelyn, Juanita, Mary, Margie and Patty.

She is survived by one brother, Larry (Janie) Chenault of Bedford; three children Mike (Susie) Ryan of Jacksonville Fla., Cathy (Bill) Hawkins of Bedford and Les (Betsy) Ryan of Appalacecola, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Mike (Julie) Ryan, Melissa Ryan, Hope (Jacob) Boulton, Ryan (April) Poole, Jessica (Zack) New, Jerrad Ryan, Dustin (Stormie) Grissom and Alyssa Ryan; ten great-grandchildren, Gracie, Zane, Ian, Charlie, Madyx, Maddie, Violet, Eli, August, Paul and Brittany; and many nieces, nephews, and friends whom she loved dearly.

Norma was a beloved wife, mother, sister friend and “mamaw” to all. She was of Christian faith.

The family would like to thank the staff of unit one at Garden Villa, Dr. Deborah Craton and Dr. Shailesh Basani for their excellent care of Norma.

Visitation will be from 10 to noon on Tuesday at the Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. A graveside service will follow at Hopkins Cemetery, with Pastor Reno Bates officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Larry Chenault, Mike Ryan, Ryan Poole, Jerrad Ryan, Jacob Boulton, Zack New, Dustin Grissom and Carl Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Collins and Mike Cain.

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

Jerry D. Roberts

Aug. 13, 1936 — Oct. 13, 2017

Jerry D. Roberts, 81, of Campbellsburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

He was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Lawrence County, the son of Louis N. and Helen Starr Roberts.

He was CEO and CFO of W.S. Roberts and Sons Farm, Inc. and a former Washington County commissioner.

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a Purdue Short Course graduate. He was a dealer for Stewart Seeds. He was a founding member and seed salesman for Roberts Hybrids and a former dealer for Migro, Agri-Pro, Garst, and Campbell Seed companies. He was a member of local, state and national Cattleman’s Associations, Turtle Creek Cattle Company, and Salem Farmer’s Club. He was also a member of the Republican Party, a 50-year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge, and FOP.

Jerry was inducted into the Washington County Ag Hall of Fame and also was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and received the Robert Peterson Indiana Beef Cattle Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a board member of IBEP and Cavetown Cemetery. He was a former Washington County Fair Board member and beef superintendent and a past superintendent for Bono United Methodist Church. Jerry was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and IU basketball fan.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Rosalie Horner Roberts of Campbellsburg. They were married April 10, 1955. He is also survived by three sons, Robin Roberts (Mona) of Orleans, Randy Roberts (Sharon) and Rick Roberts (Tammy) of Campbellsburg; one daughter, Lori Jackson (Joe) of Salem; two sisters,Sue Boller of Logansport and Judy Miracle of Bloomington; nine grandchildren: Lacy Libbert, Adrienne Combs, Paige Holsapple, Landon Roberts, Tera Chastain, Leslie Dover, Zane Jackson, Brandon Brough and Dakotah King; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Roberts; a step-granddaughter, Jody Rutherford; and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sugar Creek Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Sugar Creek Christian Church Relay for Life or Cavetown Cemetery Fund.

Carrie Renea (Grow) Christie

June 29, 1963 — Oct. 14, 2017

Carrie Renea Christie, 54, formerly of Mitchell, left us to be with the Lord on Oct. 14, 2017.

Born June 29, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Gary Grow and Carolyn (Baker) Melton. She married Michael Scott Christie Oct. 9, 1982.

Carrie was a hair stylist and a medical transcriptionist. She attended Turning Point Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1981. Carrie will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Carrie loved to cook, organize get-togethers and loved music. Carrie’s smile would light up a room. She was a devoted wife, mother, mamaw, sister, daughter and friend. She loved her family more than anything.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Michael S. Christie of Scottsburg; son, John Michael Christie (finacee, Aarin Dannheiser) of Scottsburg; daughter, Cara Sue Christie (Emmett Dalton IV) of Campbellsburg; mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Paul Melton of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Gary and Kathy Grow of Williams; grandchildren, Emmett Dalton V and Jessalynn Dalton; brothers, Kevin (Sheryl) Grow of Columbus, Brian (Misty) Grow of Mitchell, Brad (Amy) Grow of Springville and Nathan (Ashley) Grow of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Robin (Randy) Snelling of Scottsburg and Debbie Christie of Madison; and a lot of nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lorna and Kenneth Baker, and Floyd and Virginia Grow.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.18, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Turning Point Church, 899 West McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, 47170

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

Martin Dan Sanders

Martin Dan Sanders, 57, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 15, 2017

Robert Dale ‘Bob’ Hamilton

March 21, 1942 — Oct. 12, 2017

Robert Dale “Bob” Hamilton, 75, of Spencer (formerly of Bedford), died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 21, 1942, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Louie Dale and Eugenia (Saunders) Hamilton. At the early age of eleven, he started his first job of delivering newspapers, then worked summers painting Needmore School. At IU, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. He was a teacher, worked in accounting and bookkeeping and owned businesses in cleaning and real estate (Hamilton & Associates). Bob was the Senior Vice President of Lending for Monroe County Bank for many years. In retirement, Bob worked for Bell Trace, where he continued helping others. He was not only a kind person, but a mentor to many. He taught Sunday School, was an avid IU fan, enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing and bluegrass music.

Survivors include two daughters, Stacey Alysia Hamilton and husband, Mark Berlese, of Brisbane, QLD Australia, and Melissa Dyan Watts and husband, Keith Watts, of Chapel Hill, TN; two grandchildren, Blaze and Reagan Berlese; three stepchildren, Tim Johnson and wife, Jennifer, Troy Johnson and wife, Eileen, all of Tucson, AZ, Scott Johnson and wife, Robyn, of Charlotte, NC; nine step-grandchildren, Anna Grace, Carly, Alex (and wife, Carolyn), Emily, Jacob, Krystian (and husband, Andrew Richie), Mariah, Sygourni, Natasha; one great-grandchild (Riley); a sister, Ronda Mitchell, and Gary, of Springville; a brother, Roger Hamilton, and Kathy, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sondra Hamilton.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 16, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Scott Johnson officiating. In his service to others, Bob’s wishes were to donate his body to science. Following the funeral service, his body will be donated to the IU Anatomical Board. Friends are welcome to bring a photo or favorite memory of Bob to be shared with the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.daycarter.com. For those considering memorial contributions, the family suggests Riley Children’s Foundation, www.rileychildrens.org.

Iris Jean (Cobb) Childers

March 10, 1927 — Oct. 14, 2017

Iris Jean Childers, 90, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington.

She was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on March 10, 1927, to Henry Cobb and Elizabeth (Sasser) Cobb. She married Paul Childers on April 30, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High school and a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Connie Barcroft of Paoli, Ronald Childers of Bloomington, Jack Childers of Georgia and Jim Childers of Arkansas, as well as five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Lester Cobb and Ralph Cobb.

Funeral services will be held on Monday October 16, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Rev. Larry Alvey officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Kenneth G. ‘Kenny’ Mitchell

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell, 73, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Martin Dan Sanders

Martin Dan Sanders, 57, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

October 14, 2017

Earl Goen

Aug. 1, 1926 — Oct. 12, 2017

Earl Goen, 91, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born August 1, 1926, in Sparksville, he was the son of Henry and Carrie (Branaman) Goen. He married Phyllis Collier on Sept. 6, 1968; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Medora High School. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II.

Earl retired from Crane. After retiring from Crane, he worked at the Rosemount Motel and IU Health Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; one son, Earl Bruce (Phyllis) Goen; two daughters, Patricia (Richard Sr.) Jakubczak and Rebecca (Bret) Lubbers; one stepson, Thomas (Lori) Collier; four grandchildren, Dan Jakubczak, Richard Jakubczak Jr., Steve Jakubczak and Dianna Oconnor; four stepgrandchildren, John, Travis, William and Rebekah Collier; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, James “Bobby” Goen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Everett, Hershell, Charlie, Harold, Raymond, Cecil and Homer; two sisters, Hazel Bush and Flossie Foddrill; and one stepson, Gary Collier.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bedford Baptist Temple.

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

Martin D. Sanders

Martin D. Sanders, 58, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 13, 2017

Joanna R. (Hawkins) Williams

Jan. 5, 1929 — Oct. 12, 2017

Joanna R. (Hawkins) Williams, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Zelbert B. and Helen (Dalton) Hawkins.

She married Kenneth C. Williams, Jr. on April 5, 1948; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2016.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a homemaker. Joanna was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church.

Surviving are children, Peggy (Anthony) Wildman of Shoals, Curtis (Butch) Williams and Zelbert Williams, both of Williams; daughter-in-law, Cyndy Williams; grandchildren, Lorie (Wildman) Canada (Mike Curry), Jeffery David (Kristi) Williams and James Kurtis (Terri) Williams; great-grandchildren, Jordan (Jenn) Canada, Jacob Canada, Tyler Williams, Kelton Williams, Jim Curry, Kaylea Mulder, Ryan Mulder, Madison Burkhead, MacKenzie Allbright, and Logon Wagler; five great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Doug Kidwell of Brownstown; sister-in-law, Gloria Hawkins of Bedford, Carolyn Hawkins of Bedford, Vivian Spencer of Terre Haute, and Ruth Compton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, James R. Williams; brothers, George C. Hawkins, Zelbert Hawkins and Mike Hawkins; sisters, Lois Hardwick and Mary Kidwell; and brother-in-law, Robert Hardwick.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Mike Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Union Cemetery or the 39th Street Christian Church.

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

Benjamin ‘Benny’ Tarr

Oct. 31, 1954 — Oct. 11, 2017

Benjamin “Benny” Tarr, 62, of Bedford, died at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

Born Oct. 31, 1954, in French Lick, he was the son of Joe and Mildred (Lindsey) Tarr. He married Elaine Chase, and she survives.

Benny was owner of Elaine’s Puppies and had retired from U.S. Gypsum. Benny loved his dogs, I.U. basketball, music and family time.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Tarr of Bedford; his mother, Mildred Tarr of Mitchell; a daughter, Tara (Billy) Powell of Newburgh; grandchildren, Joshua, Cloie and Autumn Powell, all of Newburgh; siblings, Bob Tarr (Gloria) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lana Duncan (Tim) of Bloomington, Joe Tarr (Marilyn) and Gary Tarr (Teresa), both of Mitchell, Randy Tarr of Bedford, Beverly Chastain (Todd) of Mitchell, Beth Ann Newlin (Bryan) of Orleans, and Sandy Eastridge (Travis) of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Terry and Donald Tarr; a sister, Gail England; and a grandson, Jacob Powell.

The family would like to thank Theresa and Felicia, at Southern Care Hospice, I.U. Health Oncology Group, Dr. Shamloo, Dr. Koneru, Vanessa, at I.U. Health Bloomington, CVS, and Missy Craig from the Sweet Shoppe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Earl Goen

Earl Goen, 91, Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 10­ a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Service is at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-­Lee Chapel.

October 12, 2017

Virginia Lee ‘Jinny’ (Wells) Richardson

Dec. 18, 1945 — Oct. 9, 2017

Virginia Lee (Wells) Richardson, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family and friends after an extended illness.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1945, in Bedford, to Hubert Wells and Helen Grubb. Jinny married Nathan H. Richardson Jr. in Bedford on Dec. 18, 1995, and he survives.

Jinny was retired from Bloomington Hospital and Bloomington Westside IGA; she was a 1963 graduate of Bedford High School, a devoted Christian and member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Jinny was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and beloved friend; she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Nathan Richardson Jr.; sons, Tony W. (Betsy) Hill, Jason D. (Christi) Hill and Nathan Richardson III; daughter, DeAnna A. (Chris) Campbell; grandchildren, Alana Campbell, Natalie Richardson, Austin Hill, Ronin Campbell, Jonathan Richardson, Olivia Hill, Colton Richardson, Eliana Hill and Josiah Hill; and brother, Dennis (Mela) Wells.

A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the American Kidney Fund.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Tarr

Benjamin Tarr, 63, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

October 11, 2017

Travis Lee Craig

July 10, 1979 — Oct. 6, 2017

Travis Lee Craig, 38, of Bedford, died at 11:39 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 10, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of Marvin and Deloris (Roberts) Craig. He married Debbie Parker and she survives.

He was a foreman and saw operator for Big Creek, LLC. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loving husband, father, and friend to all.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie of Bedford; a son, Travis Levi Craig of Bedford; two daughters, Rebecca and Tiffany Craig; two brothers, Christopher Michael Craig of Martin County and Jesse Bryan Craig of Bedford; two sisters, Teresa Lynn Jenkins of Bedford and Jennifer Grey; several cousins, including Jimmy Craig; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Michelle Dawn Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Body of Christ Fellowship, Washington Avenue, Bedford. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Body of Christ Fellowship.

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

October 10, 2017

Travis Lee Craig

Travis Lee Craig, 38, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Body of Christ Fellowship in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John D. Roberts

John Dexter Roberts, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Oolitic, died Sept. 23. A memorial service was held Sept. 28, at the Melcher Mortuary in Mesa. Arrangements by Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel in Mesa.

W. Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian

Memorial services for W. Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian, 90, Mitchell, who died Sept. 19, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

October 09, 2017

Larry Wayne Sego

Sept. 30, 1937 — Oct. 3, 2017

Larry Wayne Sego, 80, of Bedford passed away at 8:57 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at his residence.

Larry was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Bedford to William and Edith (Fisher) Sego. In 1954 Larry enlisted in to the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Michigan until he was honorably discharged in 1958. He married Marilyn (Morehouse) Sego on Dec. 20, 1958, and she survives.

Larry was a member of the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford and Sheet Metal Union Local No. 20; he had a love of fishing, golfing, softball, and baseball.

Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Sego; brother, William Jerry Sego; two sons, Anthony Sego and Tracy Sego, all of Bedford; daughter, Susan Sego of Indianapolis; five granddaughters, Ashley (Ryan) Dralle, Kayla (Jordan) Black, Sarah (Amy) Sego, Amanda and Katie Sego; a grandson, Tanner Sego; a stepgrandson, Jerry (Angela) Silvers; 12 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith, and great grandson Josiah.

A celebration of life will be from 1-5 on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Post No. 33.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 08, 2017

John Thomas Hobson

April 22, 1935 — Oct. 6, 2017

John Thomas Hobson, 82, of Heltonville, died at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born April 22, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Ivan Earl and Ellen (Faris) Hobson. He married E. Janice Fite on September 1, 1957, and she survives. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Fairview Community Church, where he was an active elder and sang in the choir. He was a former member of the County Committee Farm Service Agency and a former Pioneer Seed Corn sales representative. He was a member of Farm Bureau, the Beef Cattle Association and had served on several local boards.

Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Heltonville; two sons, John Ed Hobson and wife, Karen, Troy T. Hobson and wife, Kelly, all of Heltonville; a daughter, Nichelle Gerkin, of Bedford; grandchildren, Paige Hobson, Sophia Hobson, Olivia Gerkin, Collin Hobson, Conner Hobson and Zane Hignite; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Reed Hobson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, at the Fairview Community Church, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 9, at the church and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fairview Community Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 07, 2017

Mary A. (Baker) Scheffel

Jan. 19, 1923 — Oct. 5, 2017

Mary A. Scheffel, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on Jan.19, 1923, to Aden and Stella (Massey) Baker. Mary married Fred J. Scheffel on May 28, 1941, in Mitchell and he preceded her in death after 72 years of marriage on July 15, 2013.

She worked at General Motors and was a homemaker; she was a member of the Bedford First Nazarene Church. Mary enjoyed reading the Bible and praying.

Survivors include a daughter, Carlita S. Milletics of Grantham, Pa.; a grandson, Dennis Harlacher II of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a granddaughter, DeAnn Chandler (Mike) of Gettysburg, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Billy Don Baker, Spencer Baker, Chet Lewis, Russell Lewis and Emmitt Lewis.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Doyle “Dick” Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ronald Franklin Bugh

Oct. 5, 1948 — Oct. 5, 2017

Ronald Franklin Bugh, 69, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Frank and Grace (Henderson) Bugh. He married Nancy Vint on Sept. 17, 1977, and she survives.

Ronald was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1966. He worked as a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy of Bedford; two daughters, Melody Lynn Bugh and fiancé Tim Duncan of Mitchell, and Lisa Renee (David) Hood of Corydon; five grandsons, Levi, Dallas and Devin Cobb, and Tyler and Joshua Johnson; one granddaughter-in-law, Teagan Cobb; one stepgranddaughter, Megan Duncan; two stepgrandsons, David and Jeremy Hood; two brothers, Rick (Bonnie) Bugh and Charles (Sandy) Bugh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Errol Bugh.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel.

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

October 06, 2017

Ronald ‘Ron’ Bugh

Ronald “Ron” Bugh, 69, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Mary A. Scheffel

Mary A. (Baker) Scheffel, 94, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

October 05, 2017

Kellie Jo (Tolbert) Johnson

June 9, 1965 — Oct. 4, 2017

Kellie Jo Johnson, 52, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Ky.

Born June 9, 1965, in Fort Campbell, Ky., she was the daughter of Albert Tolbert and Shirley (Caraway) Bowden. She married Joey R. Johnson June 10, 1983.

Kellie was an LPN and had been employed at Hoosier Uplands and Rest Care Home Health. She was a member of the First Church of God and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church. Kellie graduated from Mitchell High School in 1983.

She loved animals and flowers, and enjoyed being outdoors with friends and family. Kellie was very proud of her boys.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Johnson of Mitchell; sons, Brandon J. Johnson of Mitchell and Kyle Joe Johnson of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Albert and Karen Tolbert of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Shirley and Wayne Bowden of Mitchell; sister, Shellie (Steve) Hinds of Florida; brothers, Wes (Jeanie) Tolbert of Mitchell and Doug (Carrie) Tolbert of Mitchell; halfsisters, Crystal (Mike) Miller of Mitchell and Christie Steed of Oklahoma; half brother, Jason Bowden of Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church with Brother Jerry Allen and the Rev. Paul Flores officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Casketbearers: Brandon Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Wes Tolbert, Doug Tolbert, Trent Guthrie, Zech Chaillaux, and Ronnie Johnson,

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

Larry Wayne Sego

Larry Wayne Sego, 80, Bedford, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be from 1-­5 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip D. ‘Whimpy’ Marlott

Phillip D. “Whimpy” Marlott, 84, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Bedford. died Monday. Private family services were held Tuesday.

October 04, 2017

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Hammond

April 9, 1924 — Oct. 2, 2017

Robert E. “Bob” Hammond, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on April 9, 1924, to Denny and Versie (Dalton) Hammond. Bob married Carolyn S. Kidd on March 31, 1978, and she survives.

Bob retired from his own business as a mechanic. He served his country three years during World War II in the Army Air Corps and had two Bronze stars.

He attended Springville Bethel Christian Church as long as he was able.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hammond of Bedford; daughters, Chris Hammond of Mesa, Ariz., and Jennifer (Debbie) King-Kidd of Oolitic; sons, Greg Kidd of Bedford and Mike (Ro) Kidd of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; brother, Del Hammond of Bellevue, Ohio; sister, Elizabeth Jo Powells of California; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by Bedford American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams

Feb. 18, 1928 — Oct. 2, 2017

Mary Louise Adams, 89, of Bedford, died at 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at her residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1928 in Sergent, Ky., she was the daughter of Herbert and Tinna (Smith) Hughes. She married Spencer Evans Adams on Nov. 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1982.

She was the owner of the RC Bottling Company and retired in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, A.B.W.A., and the Red Hat Society.

Mary lived through many historic eras and was part of the Greatest Generation. She lived through the Depression, World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her children were part of the Baby Boomer generation. She came from a long line of coal miners and she was a coal miner’s daughter.

World War II had begun when she started her freshman year of high school. She lived on top of a mountain in Eastern Kentucky. During that time with gas being rationed, top priority for transportation was for soldiers and schools became less of a priority. In order to attend school she had to move into an apartment 20 miles away from home, and get a job to pay for the apartment. This was quite a culture shock for a young mountain girl who had made very few trips to the big city. But, there were good parts also, she and her roommates would save money to make fudge and have fudge making parties on the weekend or go to the movie and every other weekend she would try to find a ride to go home.

The war ended in 1945 and she met her future husband, Spencer Adams, in early 1946. On Nov. 22, 1946, they eloped and she became a coal miner’s wife. In 1954, he was offered a job in Virginia, where they moved and raised their children until 1961. In 1961, they purchased the Bedford RC Cola plant and the family has remained in the area since. They sold the plant in 1980 and retired. She traveled with her husband all across the US, Europe and South America.

After losing her husband in 1982 she continued to travel, visit relatives and help raise grandchildren. She loved her family, traveling, good food, and needle work.

She was a wonderful cook and was famous for her chicken and dumplings and her homemade rolls, which no one in the family has been able to duplicate.

The family always said she had nine lives because of many health issues that most people thought she couldn’t overcome. She fought hard to the very end.

She was a wonderful woman and will be missed forever by family and friends.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Daugherty and her children, Elizabeth Gaither, and Scott, Leah Hillenburg and Phil, Teri Taylor and Derrick and Michelle Smith; son, Spencer H. Adams and Wendy Boyer, his children, Spencer W. Adams and Denise; son, Gary L. Adams and Debbie, and their children, Cinnamon Howell and Freddy, Atalie Anderson and Nikiha, David Sexton; daughter, Rhonda G. Goins, and children, Anon Goins and Crystal, and Audrey Goins; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Dan Daugherty; a daughter-in-law, Carla (Cassidy) Adams; and two sisters, Audrey Richie and Irma McCubbin.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Miriam A. ‘Mimi’ Dickerson

Nov. 28, 1945 — Sept. 29, 2017

Miriam A. “Mimi” Dickerson, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at her residence.

Born Nov. 28, 1945, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of George and Louise Cooley.

She married Dick Dickerson on June 12, 1981, and he survives.

Miriam attended Englewood Baptist Church. She was a retired Registered Nurse, in Kissimmee, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Dick Dickerson of Bedford; five children; and one sister, Jayne Brechbill.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor David Ferry officiating.

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

Randy E. Canfield

Feb. 8, 1953 — Oct. 2, 2017

Randy Earl Canfield, 64, of Mitchell, passed away at 1:34 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 8, 1953, to Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield. He was a 1971 graduate of Mitchell High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran; he retired from NWSC Crane and was a member of the Mitchell V.F.W. Post No. 9107.

Survivors include his daughters, Melonie (Mark) Bultman of Bloomington and Brandi (Lucas) Gladson of Bedford; grandchildren, Stephanie Bultman, Kortni Taylor, Danielle Baker, Nathan Baker, Jayci Howe, Jordyn Gladson and Brian Martin; two brothers, Mike Canfield of Mitchell and Bo Canfield; and sister, Jeri Dotts of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jan Canfield and Donald Canfield; and two sisters, Charlene Dotts and Gwen Passmore.

Celebration of Randy’s life will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with military rites by the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250.

October 03, 2017

Martha J. Cikanek

Aug. 14, 1940 — Oct. 2, 2017

Martha J. Reynolds Cikanek, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Core Nursing and Rehab.

Martha was born on Aug. 14, 1940, in Sparksville, to Lewis Everett Reynolds and Flavya Huffman Reynolds both of whom preceded her in death.

She graduated from Medora High School in 1958 and from LPN school. Martha retired as a nurse from the Hospitality House and Crowder’s Diabetic Specialty Department in Bedford. She also worked as a nurse at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill.

Martha was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. She loved to play the organ and piano for many church services, weddings, and funerals.

She is survived by children, Brian (Barb) Brewer, Springfield, Ill., Kelly Brewer Dodd, Springfield, Ill., and Jacqueline (Ted) Iaun, Hampton, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Chelsey Brewer, Courtney Brewer, Brooklynn Brewer, Sarah Dodd (Adam) Goone, Katie Dodd (David) Swartz, Carson Brewer and Valerie Irene Dodd, all of Springfield, Ill., Jill Iaun (Michael) McClendon, Joshua Iaun and Jack Iaun, all of Hampton, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren. Martha is also survived by three sisters, Ruth Hook of Springfield, Ill., Judy Guy, Fishers,and Rebecca Kidd of Bedford; and one brother, Kenneth Reynolds of Salem.

She was preceded her in death by three sisters, Helen Reichenba, Ila Jean and Christina Motsinger, and three brothers, Lewis Eugene Reynolds, Arthur Wayne Reynolds, and Edwin E. Reynolds.

Services were held at Proctor Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Arrangements were handled through Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

Norma Jean (Terry) Bower

April 29, 1931 — Sept. 29, 2017

Norma Jean Bower, 86, of Bedford passed away at 10:55 a.m on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Indianapolis on April 29, 1931, to Arnold Terry and Ruth (Bryant) Terry. She was a 1949 graduate of Huron High School. Norma Jean married Darwin Boer Jr. on Nov. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1992.

She was a homemaker and loved to play bingo at the American Legion.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Larry) Gilliatt; one son, Darwin “Butch” Bower; one brother, Ronald Terry; four sisters, Delores “DeeDee” Tincher, Rebecca Osteen, Mary Jane Hudson and Doris Terry all of Lawrence County, six grandchildren; and 12 greatggrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ross Bower; and brother Don Terry.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Private burial services will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alta M. Cox

July 25, 1930 — Sept. 30, 2017

Alta Mae (Hardin) Cox, 87, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born July 25, 1930, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Calvert Kelso and Hilma Anne (Parsons) Hardin. She married Dennis Parks in 1950, and later married Donald Cox in 1968. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Alta was a certified nursing assistant and had been employed at the Gorge and Medco Center. She graduated from French Lick High School in 1950 and was an animal lover.

Survivors include her children, Diane Groves of Bedford, Bob Parks of West Baden Springs, Deidra Parks of Orleans and Michelle Patton of Paoli; grandchildren, Jeff Buffington, Kristie Buffington, Mindy Pendley, Jeremy Parks, Chad Parks, Erica Meredith, Kyle Cox and Tyler Cox, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; grandson, Jordan Groves; and siblings, Calvert Donald Hardin, Vesta Arnold Hardin and Anna Marie Doerphinghaus, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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

Mary L. Adams

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams, 89, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Randy E. Canfield

Memorial service for Randy Earl Canfield, 64, Mitchell, who died Monday, will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly A. Young

Beverly Ann (Stancombe) Young, 58, Norman, died Monday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 02, 2017

Jackie Lee Arnold

Feb. 17, 1934 — Sept. 30, 2017

Jackie Lee Arnold, 83, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Russell and Zemro (Price) Arnold. He married Loretta Hall Feb. 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death May 24, 2011.

Jackie retired from General Motors. He enjoyed cards, bottle collecting, gardening, and yard sales. He had hunting and fishing running through his blood. The only thing he loved more was his family.

Survivors include his children, Cathy (Ed) Anderson of Mitchell, Tammy (Jon) Mallot of Mitchell, Kimberly Dee (Troy Johnston) Brinkworth of Mitchell, Jeramie Arnold of Bedford and Stephanie (Jason) McCameron of Mitchell; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sue Griffin of Bedford and Janice (Doug) Kimble of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; sons, Timmy Arnold and Joey Arnold; brothers, Bill Arnold, David Arnold and Bobby Arnold; and grandson, D.J. Tarr, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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

Mary L. Adams

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams, 89, Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Miriam A. Dickerson

Miriam A. “Mimi” (Cooley) Dickerson, 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson­-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

October 01, 2017

Norma Jean Bower

Norma Jean (Terry) Bower, 86, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. No services are planned.

Past Obituaries: