Obituaries

Obituaries — February 2017

February 23, 2017

Anna M. (Glasgow) Parker

March 11, 1933 — Feb. 15, 2017

Anna Mae Parker, 83, of Bedford, now resides within heaven’s gates in her mansion on the hilltop. She passed away at 12:02 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at IU Health in Bloomington.

She was born in Greene County on March 11, 1933, to Joseph V. and Maude E. (Ooley) Glasgow.

Anna was a business owner and servant of God. She loved painting, music, karaoke, and writing poems, but most of all her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy (David) Mowery, Tina (Don) Bex and Cheryl Annette (Brent) Maudlin; daughter-in-law, Karen Parker; 14 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Helen Banks, Jean (Dee) Doane, Mary Lou (Ken) Korvela, Judy Anderson and Sherry Hardin; and one brother, Bob Glasgow.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin Parker; son, Mike Parker; two daughters-in-law, Vicki Parker and Peggy Parker; granddaughter, Candy Parker; and brothers, Joseph “Bud” Glasgow and Perry D. Glasgow.

Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Body of Christ Fellowship Church, 3604 Washington Ave., Bedford.

Friends may visit from 3 p.m. until the service at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred J. (Bair) Kern

April 19, 1923 — Feb. 20, 2017

Mildred J. Kern, 93, of Bedford passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford on April 19, 1923, to Ralph and Hazel (Walton) Bair. She married William W. Kern and he preceded her in death in 1992.

Mildred was a secretary at various businesses and previously worked at the Lawrence County Courthouse.

Mildred was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was also a member the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 33 in Bedford and the Bedford Eagles Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, John S. Kern of Bedford and Joseph M. (Trisha) Kern of Bedford; grandchildren, James Kern, Zachary (Noelle) Maple, Bailee Maple and Madison Maple; and great-grandchildren, Zachary “Cooper” Maple, Callie Maple and Jace Maple.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, William W. Kern Jr. in 1996.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.26, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Deacon Dave Reising officiating, burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements.

Mona G. (Southern) Tallent

Sept. 23, 1943 — Feb. 20, 2017

Mona G. Tallent, 73, of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at her residence.

Born Sept. 23, 1943, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer Southern and Hazel (Sipes) Southern Mayhan. She married Larry Tallent in 2006 and he preceded her in death.

Mona had worked as a nurse’s aide with Hoosier Uplands and Older Americans and was retired. She was also a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Faith.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Snyder and Brent Snyder; two daughters, Darlisa Anne Dixon Snyder and Valerie (Danny) Robertson of Paoli; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Larry Dalton; and one half-sister, Linda Fisher.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Dean “Billy” Southern; one half-brother, Leonard Dalton; and her stepfather, Virgil Mayhan.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Burial will occur in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford, is handling arrangements.

Betty D. Hendricks

Aug. 29, 1923 — Feb. 18, 2017

Betty D. Hendricks, 93, of Clearwater, Fla., died peacefully at home with her family at her bedside on Saturday.

Born Aug. 29, 1923, in Bedford, to parents Joseph Roscoe Hitchcock and Mabel E. Sargent, she was the younger sister of Herman, Mary and Helen and older sister to her beloved brother, James (all deceased). She is also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. James E. Hendricks.

She was proud of her roots as a member of the Hatfield family.

Betty was an active member of her community giving years of volunteer service with the YWCA Board of Directors and the Clearwater Community Women’s Club.

Betty enjoyed many years sharing travel adventures with friends and neighbors. During retirement she and James traveled often across the U.S. and found a second home in Waynesville, N.C. They built a mountain retreat where family and friends gathered for over 20 years.

Betty will be especially missed by her extended family which includes dear friends and neighbors with whom she shared her heart and home.

She is survived by two children, Cheryl (Hendricks) Good and Bradley J. Hendricks (Patrice); three grandchildren, Caitlin J. Hulett (Michael), Nicole L. Hendricks and James R. Hendricks, three great-grandchildren, Lily Hulett, Mason Hulett and Riley Hulett; nephews, Stephen Henderson (Lisa), Ron Hitchcock (Gwen) and Phil Hitchcock (Judy); and a large extended family.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater, Fla., 33764. Interment will be at Sylvan Abbey.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

For more information, visit http://www.mossfeaster.com or call (727) 562-2070.

River Barlow

River Barlow, 11-month-old daughter of David and Janice Barlow, of Bedford, died Monday, Feb. 20. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 22, 2017

Ruth (Goode) Medina

April 5, 1943 — Feb. 15, 2017

Ruth Medina, 73, of Bedford, died at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 5, 1943, she was the daughter of James F. and Wilma (Stickles) Goode. She married Juan Medina on Nov. 4, 1968 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Juan of Bedford; three sons, Ken Lloyd Mosby and wife Judith of O’Fallon, Ill., John Mosby of Bloomington and Juan Medina and wife Mechelle of Logan, Ala.; two daughters, Jennifer Medina of Logan, Ala., and Shelly Devine and husband Joe of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patty Rocco and husband Timothy, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Sharon Thompson of Kingsville, Texas; and a brother, James Goode of Kingsville, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, George Goode; and a granddaughter, Samantha Laughlin.

Memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Englewood Baptist Church.

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

Patricia Maxine (Brock) McAlister

June 21, 1925 — Feb. 19, 2017

Patricia Maxine McAlister, 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 21, 1925, in Mount Vernon, Ill., she was the daughter of Irl Maxwell and Jesse (Porter) Brock. She married J. T. McAlister Oct. 7, 1962, and he preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1996.

Pat began her teaching career in Michigan. After moving to Indiana, she taught in Orleans and Tunnelton becoming the Tunnelton principal before finishing her 36 years in education as the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Bedford. She was a lifetime educator.

She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Orleans United Methodist Church Knit-Wits, and the American Quarter Horse Association. She loved horses and was involved in all aspects of riding and showing horses. Pat belonged to writers groups and enjoyed writing poems, stories, and had a couple of published books.

Survivors include her children, Cynthia M. (Victor) Ray of Louisville, Victoria (Mark) Henderson of Orleans, and Pete McAlister of Mitchell; stepsons, Mike (Jan) McAlister of Michigan and Robert (Barbara) McAlister of Florida; grandchildren, Vince Ray, Nick Ray, Jason Henderson, Justin Henderson, Erin McAlister, Natasha McAlister and Jessica Lee; five stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Richard Brock, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Robert Martindale officiating. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers will be Mark Henderson, Jason Henderson, Justin Henderson, Vic Ray, Vincent Ray, Nick Ray and Jacob Ray

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

Joyce M. (Hughes) Sams

April 11, 1942 — Feb. 19, 2017

Joyce M. Sams passed away Feb. 19, 2017, at Camden Clark Medical Center, in Parkersburg, W.Va.

She was the loving wife of John E. Sams Sr. They shared 55 wonderful years together. She loved John and loved her puppies. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of others.

Born in Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Cecil C. and Josephine C. (Taylor) Hughes.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, John E. Sams Jr., Larry D. Sams, Corrine S. Sams, Cathy J. (Bradley) Craig and Carla M. (Scott) Rees; grandchildren, Ashley Sams, Jimmy Davila, Eric Davila, Evan (Amy) Aldretti, Jennifer Marshall, Tyler (Corey) Marshall, Jaine (Jason) Follstad, Amber Craig, AJ (Kylie) Shelton, Brock Monroe, Austin Monroe, David (Melinda) Sams, Elizabeth Sams, Marissa (Jeremiah) Haynes, Brendan Rees and Cecily Rees; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Dennis (Joyce) Hughes; sister-in-law, Merle Hughes; and brother-in-law, James (Tita) Sams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, David, Jerry and Thomas Hughes.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, in Bedford with Pastor David Sams officiating. Burial will follow at the Patton Hill Cemetery in Oolitic.

Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at the mortuary.

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

Rosemary Williams

Oct. 4, 1923 — Feb. 16, 2017

Rosemary Crane Williams, 93, of Shepherd, Texas, formerly of Tunnelton, died on Thursday, Feb.16, 2017, at “The Gardens” in Livingston, Texas, an assisted living facility, surrounded by her family.

Rosemary was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Englewood. She was the daughter of James Wesley and Malinda Catherine (Bough) Crane. She married Calvin Denzil Williams on June 20, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1983.

Survivors include one son, Dawson Lee “Butch” and wife Bertha “Berdie” Williams of Prophetstown, Ill.; grandchildren, Vicki (Bill) Schnoor of Hollister, Calif., Timothy (Jackie) Williams of Joliet, Ill., and Pamela (Todd) Sheetz of Plainfield, Ill.; a daughter, Mary Darlene and husband Ralph Moore of Shepherd, Texas; grandchildren, John (Lori) Moore of Lawton, Okla., Karen (Brian) Halsted Sr. of Baytown, Texas, and Robert (Brenda) Moore of Joliet, Ill.; 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Rosemary is further survived by two sisters, Hester Evelyn (Crane) Craig and Samantha (Crane) Perkins; and one sister-in-law, Carol (Mundy) Crane; and two brothers, Louis and wife Hazel Crane and Doyle and wife Sue Crane.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Benjamin Crane and his first wife Mildred and second wife Kathryn and Kenneth Crane; and two brothers-in-law Junius Craig and Denny Perkins.

Rosemary and her husband Calvin lived in Indiana and West Virginia for about ten years and then moved to Chicago, Ill., where they worked for about 30 years. She attended Mandall Methodist Church and retired from Western Electric in Cicero, Ill. In 1981 they moved to Tunnelton. Calvin passed two years later and Rosemary went on alone until 2012 living and maintaining a 12-room house, growing a garden each year and canning many foods which she shared with others. She went to and was very active in Tunnelton Methodist Church, was a reading tutor at Bedford Public Library, she bowled twice a week on a Senior League, belonged to TOPS, and served many years on the Tunnelton Cemetery Board.

In July 2012, Rosemary went to live with daughter and son-in-law in Shepherd, Texas, and then in September 2015, she went to “The Gardens”, an assisted living facility and lived out the remainder of her life.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel in Bedford. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

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

February 21, 2017

Julius Bognar, Jr.

Jan. 22, 1967 — Feb. 19, 2017

Julius Bognar, Jr., 50, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 22, 1967, in Spring Valley, Calif., he was the son of Julius and Elizabeth Bognar, Sr.

Julius was a proud American and supporter of the United States military and an honorary Marine.

He had previously been employed at Pizza Hut and Barnes and Noble in San Diego, Calif., and Jeff’s Shoes in Bedford. He attended LARC from 2002-2016 where he enjoyed his friends and dances. He participated in Special Olympics in San Diego, and was on the 2006 Indiana Special Olympics Champion basketball team.

Julius loved music and karaoke, especially Elvis, Toby Keith, and Willie Nelson. He enjoyed attending car shows, dancing, and singing karaoke at the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, where he was an honorary member. Julius was also a member of Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include his adoptive parents, Lorrie and Roger Chaney of Bedford; brother, Joel House of Bedford; and sister, Sara (George) Malagan and family of Bloomington.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Dive Christian Church with Brother Joe McAdams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

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

Jackson Wayne New

Dec. 18, 1942 — Feb. 17, 2017

Jackson W. New was born in Bedford, on Dec. 18, 1942, to Edith Viola New and James R. New. He had three younger sisters, Becky New, Noretta New and Mary Fan New.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and enjoyed church camp when he was growing up. In his senior year of high school, he married Yvonne F. Oakley and they had a daughter named Christine D. New. A short time later, he moved to Columbus where he got a job at Cummins. He was an engineer for over 40 years. He later divorced Yvonne and married Linda Wright and helped her with her children, Dennis and Lee and then later divorced and a few years later he met Patty Walls who he was with for 20 years. He enjoyed being with her and he loved her kids, Angel, Serina and Tonya and their extended families. Sadly, Patty passed away in 2010.

He liked to travel, visit family members and friends. He was a member of the Columbus Moose No. 398. He loved cars and attended many car shows.

He loved his daughter and son-in-law, grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved life and had a big heart.

The last ten months of his life were his hardest as he fell and wanted so much to walk again. Sadly, he never did. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his daughter, his son-in-law, and best friend, Donnie Bowman at his daughter’s home at 8:59 a.m. on Feb.17, 2017. His daughter quit her job and brought him home on Sept. 8, 2016, to be his full-time caregiver. He is at peace now with God and Patty. He is not only walking but dancing in Heaven. He is rejoicing with all family members who entered before him. He was loved and will be sorely missed.

Thanks to all who knew him and supported him in his life. A very special thanks to everyone at Angels of Mercy, and Hospice of Southern Indiana in Columbus, to Tyrone, who was there to help with him, to Andy, who sat with him so we could go out and to all the nurses and others who were there day and night when I called for help.

Survivors include his daughter Christine Hagan and husband Ronnie of Columbus; one grandson, James Hagan and wife Amanda of Columbus; two granddaughters, Gladys Stewart of Hope and Veronica Dobbs and husband Christopher of Columbus; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; his father James R. New; sisters, Rebecca Wagner of Manhattan, Kan., Noretta Abel and husband Garrett, of Colvert City, Ky., and Mary Fan New of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Viola New; his companion of 20 years, Patricia Walls; and his grandma and grandpa Anderson.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastor Mike Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in the family section of Cresthaven Memory Gardens near his mother and father.

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

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

Patricia M. McAlister

Patricia Maxine (Brock) McAlister, 91, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Rosemary Williams

Rosemary Williams, 93, Livingston, Texas, died Thursday. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Funeral Homes, Bedford.

Michael E. McCoy

Michael Eldon McCoy, 54, Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Joyce M. Sams

Joyce M. (Hughes) Sams, Parkerburg, W.Va., died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 20, 2017

Sonia L. Young

May 16, 1937 — Feb. 17, 2017

Sonia L. Young, 79, of Oolitic, died Friday evening at her home surrounded by her family.

Born May 16, 1937, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Gilbert Staley and Maxine Hubbard. She married John Young on Aug. 29, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2010.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple.

She was a strong woman who lived for her family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Helm and husband Mike of Lafayette, Sherry Jones and husband Brian of Bedford, and Robin Root and husband Charlie of Bedford; one son, Johnny Young and wife Connie of Poulan, Ga.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tim Staley of Bedford and Jim Staley and wife Kathy of Oolitic; three sisters, Marilyn Heady of Bedford, Nancy Stuckey and husband Dana of Kansas and Janelle Evans and husband Jim of Orlando, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Sharon Staley of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Sonya Jones in infancy and Stephanie Pinnick; one grandson, Anthony “TJ” King; one brother, Raymond Staley; one brother-in-law, Loren Heady; and a sister-in-law, Glenda Staley.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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

Christopher Wade ‘Chris’ Fitzgerald

Feb. 25, 1967 — Feb. 15, 2017

Christopher Wade “Chris” Fitzgerald, 49, of Bedford, died at 11:41 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2017, following a tragic accident.

Born Feb. 25, 1967, in Bedford, he was the son of John R. and Sarah L. (Baker) Fitzgerald. Chris attended BNL High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a daughter, Sarah Fitzgerald; two brothers, James (Judy) Fitzgerald and Travis (Amy Mills) Fitzgerald; and also survived by several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; sister-in-law, Misty Dawn Chapman Fitzgerald; and cousin, Lisa Parker Meadows.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Clarence Brown officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist family with funeral expenses.

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

Ruth A. Hasler

Aug. 1, 1932 — Feb. 16, 2017

Ruth Alene (Montgomery) Hasler of Bloomfield passed away Feb. 16, 2017, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

She was born in Shoals on Aug. 1, 1932 to Lonzo and Gail (Ross) Montgomery. Ruth graduated from Shoals High School. She married Henry Hasler of Bloomfield on April 26, 1957.

Ruth Retired from Crane N.A.D. in 1987. She was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Mineral Ladies aid and N.A.R.F.E.

Ruth loved to travel with friends and made many trips all over the country. One of the things Ruth was noted for was sending cards for every occasion. She spent a lot of time visiting the sick and elderly shut ins.

She is survived by her husband, Henry; son, William Hasler and wife Debbie of Bloomfield; daughter, Norma Turner and husband Jack of Mitchell; grandchildren, Brittany (Wyatt) LeGrand of Bloomfield; Derek and fiancé Jane Michael of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Montgomery; two half sisters, Etta Denny and Bernice Survance.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Flater Cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Mineral United Methodist Church.

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

Fannie V. Nichols

Jan. 6, 1921 — Feb. 16, 2017

Fannie V. Nichols, 96, of Mooresville, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Franciscan Health in Mooresville.

She was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Hubbard Springs, Va., the daughter of Lee and Rosa (Saylor) Yeary. On Oct. 12, 1938, she married George Nichols, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1973.

She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Church of God in Kokomo.

Survivors include a son, George (Teresita) Nichols of Mooresville; two daughters, Barbara Doughtie of Barnwell, S.C., and Phyllis (Dave) McNaulty of Jupiter, Fla; a son-in-law, Chris (Lee Ann) Smith of Russiaville; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth May of Greenwood and Pat Bartlett of Bedford.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Joyce Smith; three brothers; two sisters; son-in-law, Tommy Doughtie; and two grandchildren, Dana Doughtie and T.J. Doughtie.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Liberty Christian Cemetery, 3495 N. 1250 W., Norman, with Pastor Tim Lindsay officiating.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Life Line Baptist Church, 13387 N. Slideoff Road, Camby.

Messages of condolences may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clifford Whelan

April 2, 1935 — Feb. 18, 2017

Clifford “Skip” Whelan, age 81, passed away on Feb. 18, 2017, at his home in Carmel.

He was born in Underwood, on April 2, 1935, to Raymond O. Whelan Sr. and Ella (Brunswick) Whelan, who predeceased him in death; along with his brother, Raymond O. Whelan Jr. and sister, Bertha Whelan Dismang.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maralou (Sheeks) Whelan; daughter, Sherrie Mehne (Jeff); son, Mike Whelan; granddaughters, Grace Mehne and Danielle and Derby Whelan; grandson, Taylor Mehne; and one great grandchild, Marcus Masterson. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lee Whelan and many nieces and nephews.

Skip graduated from Jeffersonville High School, Class of 1953. He enlisted in the Navy Seabees, a division of the Coast Guard and of the Navy.

Skip was an employee of Hooker Chemical and Occidental Chemical in Clarksville, as well as Lauhoff Grain Co. in Danville, Ill., and several rehabilitation facilities in Indiana.

He especially enjoyed inventing things and creating beautiful art out of stained glass.

He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Ruth Medina

Ruth (Goode) Medina, 73, of Bedford, died Feb. 15. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Englewood Baptist Church. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 19, 2017

Wilma Tincher

July 27, 1934 — Feb. 17, 2017

Wilma (Louden) Tincher, 82, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born July 27, 1934, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Roy and Flossie (Hunsucker) Louden.

She married Gerald Tincher on September 29, 1953, and he preceded her in death.

Wilma graduated from Bedford High School. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly since 1963.

She was retired from RCA and later worked at Big Lots and K-Mart.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Derek Meadows, Jessica Quillen, Nicholas (Alexa) Meadows and Joseph (Brittni) Meadows; great-grandchildren, Ryley Jane, Myla and Blaise; two sisters, Phyllis (Dave) Fish and Louise Barieau; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Tina Jane Meadows and Mona Gayle Quillen; one great-grandson, Cameron Thomas; son-in-law, Phillip Meadows; and three sisters, Mary Belle Stanfield, Dorothy McBride and Elwanda Moore.

Funeral services will be on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery near Bedford.

Friends may call on Monday, February 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Sonia L. Young

Sonia L. (Staley) Young, 79, of Oolitic, died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

February 18, 2017

William E. Baker

Oct. 15, 1928 — Feb. 17, 2017

William Everett Baker, 88, of Bedford, died Friday morning at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Springville, he was the son of Everett E. Baker and Minnie Frances Gregory. He was a Veteran of the Navy serving during World War II.

He retired as a Die Setter from GM Powertrain. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, UAW local No. 440, Voiture No. 1192 of 40/8, Eagles, Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, and a Life member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include three daughters, Christina Lee Peter and husband Thomas, of Odon, Catherine K. Baker of Avoca and Faye Marie Brown and husband Bob of Bedford; four grandsons, Matthew Peter and wife Sally of Ohio, Andrew Peter and wife Danielle of Bloomington, Kyle Brown and wife Stacey of Bedford, and Kurt Brown of Georgia; two granddaughters, Kelly Kern Smith of Bloomfield and Karen Michelle Kern of Bedford; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Benjamin “Ben” Baker of Missouri; and two sisters, Mary Beavers of Mitchell and Brenda Poore of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob Baker; and one sister Anita Thompson.

William’s request was to be cremated with no services and the family is honoring those wishes.

Contributions can be made in memory of William to the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Chris W. Fitzgerald

Chris W. Fitzgerald, 49, Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Service is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

February 17, 2017

Gilbert W. ‘Gib’ Wagner

Jan. 14, 1924 — Feb. 16, 2017

Gilbert “Gib” W. Wagner, 93, of Bedford, died at 4 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Walter and Iva (Hackler) Wagner. He married Betty Richards on March 18, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2015.

He retired from General Motors in 1980 and was a member of the First Baptist Church and U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Survivors include four daughters, Bobbi Jean Dailey of Ellettsville, Sherry A. Hudson and husband Phil of Bloomington, Sondra Wagner of Ellettsville and Donna Myers and husband Dr. Jim Myers of Johnson City, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Jeanette Stolz of Bloomington, Susie Hammersly of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jennifer Houston and husband Greg, of Jackson, Ga.; a grandson, Brandon Hudson and wife Cassie of Bloomington; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Norma Wagner and Virginia Concannon, both of Bedford, Linda Richards of Indianapolis and Loretta Richards of Mitchell; and a brother-in-law, John Richards and wife Gail of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Betty; two sisters, Joy Helen Smith and Wanda M. Wagner; and two brothers, Ray and Robert Wagner.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the mortuary.

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

Robert L. Priddy

April 3, 1931 — Feb. 15, 2017

Robert L. Priddy, 85, a long-time Rushville resident, passed away Feb. 15, 2017, in Greenfield.

He was born April 3, 1931, in Bedford to Valeria (Day) Mason. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Bedford High School. He joined the US Army after graduating and served until 1952 during the Korean War.

He married Frances Webster on Aug. 30, 1952, and she survives.

Bob and Frances moved to Rushville in 1959, he spent his early life in Bedford and Kentucky. He owned and operated First Credit in Rushville since 1976. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Bob was passionate about painting, wine making, fishing, golfing, helping out “extended” family, manicuring his yard or his neighbors and above all he was a son of God.

Bob was very involved with coaching and organizing various sporting events. He coached golf at Lawrence Central High School and was assistant coach at Greenfield Central High School, he coached baseball in Oaklandon and Rushville and coached basketball in Lawrence Township and at the Jordan YMCA. He helped to start the Cub League Baseball league in Rushville in 1960.

He is survived by his wife, Frances and daughter, Debrya Priddy, both of Rushville; and a stepbrother, Joe (Barbara) Mason of California.

Bob was preceded in death by brothers, James and Charles; a sister, Barbara Priddy; and a stepsister, Barbara Piper.

Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with the Rev. Roy Ice presiding.

Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Burial will be in the Cresthaven Cemetery in Bedford at 11 a.m. on Monday. There will be a time for friends to visit at the Cresthaven Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until time of committal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or the RCCF where a scholarship fund will be established to honor Bob.

Douglas J. Samulak

Memorial services for Douglas J. Samulak, 66, Oolitic, who died Tuesday, will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Harmony School, 909 E. 2nd St. Bloomington. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Baker

William E. Baker, 88, Bedford, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 16, 2017

Betty J. (Chastain) Roach

Nov. 15, 1930 — Feb. 14, 2017

Betty J. Roach, 86, of Springville, died at 8:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and Mary (McCall) Chastain. She married Oren Roach on July 8, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2008.

She retired as a utility operator supervisor for M. Fine & Sons after 36 years and was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ.

Betty enjoyed her friends, working out at Healthy Balance where she was involved in the Silver Sneakers program. She enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, David Roach of Springville and Donald Roach of Avoca.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Ray and Fay Chastain; three sisters, Juanita French, Dorothy Lloyd and Roberta Lessig; and a niece, Linda Lessig.

At Betty’s request, no funeral service is planned. Burial will be in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Betty can be made to White River Humane Society.

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

Ruth Medina

Ruth (Goode) Medina, 73, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Gilbert Wagner

Gilbert M. Wagner, 93, of Williams, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 15, 2017

Betty J. Roach

Betty J. Roach, 86, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Steven Douglas Gilbert

Steven Douglas Gilbert, 50, Spencer, died Feb. 8. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Harvest Ministry Center, 1107 S. Fairview St., Bloomington. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the center. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Janice A. Chastain

Janice A. (Alexander) Chastain, 88, Roanoke, Va., formerly of Mitchell, died Friday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

February 14, 2017

Harry ‘Rick’ Roach

July 28, 1953 — Feb. 12, 2017

Harry “Rick” “Stop Sign” Roach, 63, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born July 28, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Harry Owen and Lillie Mae (Douglas) Roach.

He attended Dive Christian Church. He worked as a mechanic.

Harry loved spending time with his family, and being outdoors camping and fishing. He donated his time with Santa’s Helpers.

Surviving are his mother, Mae Roach; two daughters, Elizabeth Roach and Sabrina (Kenny) Bingham; one son, Richard Roach, all of Bedford; two sisters, Kathy Shirley of Bedford, and Penny (Bill) McArtor of Greene County; grandchildren, Dustin Roach, Alex Sizemore, Daisy Sizemore, Jordan Bingham and Emily Bingham, all of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Coner Roach of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Roach; grandparents, Earl (Della) Roach and Willie (Lola “Marie”) Douglas; son-in-law, Jerry Sizemore; and brother-in-law, Clyde Shirley.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, with Pastor Stephen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery at a later date.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family.

Anthony Scott ‘Tony’ Kern

May 12, 1971 — Feb. 11, 2017

Anthony Scott “Tony” Kern, 45, of Bedford, died at 6:53 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at IU Health, Bedford.

Born May 12, 1971, in Bedford, he was the son of Herschel Kern, Sr. and Janice (Andis) Kern.

He was a farmer.

Surviving are one sister, Angela (Dale) Snapp of Bloomington; two brothers, Herschel “Allen” (Tiara) Kern Jr. and Philip Dale Kern of Springville; nieces and nephews, Bridget Staggs, Tiauna Kern, Josh Kern, Jake Kern, Clayton, John and Evan Snapp, Austen Staggs, Rileigh and Taylor Staggs and Xavier Blake; grandmother, Bertha Andis, Springville; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford, with Rhea Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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

Evelyn L. Dodds

June 25, 1933 — Feb. 10, 2017

Evelyn Louise Dodds passed away on Feb. 10, 2017.

She was born June 25, 1933, to Roy and Nellie Hunter of Norman. She graduated from Heltonville School in 1951 and on March 23, 1951, she married her lifelong friend, Raymond Dodds Jr. Together they worked their farm in Norman and raised four children.

In 1979, they relocated to Florida and worked side by side in their orange groves until retirement. The couple returned to live in Indiana in 2012.

Evelyn was a Christian and enjoyed genealogy, puzzles, traveling, quilting and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ray and Everett Hunter; and sisters, Eva Hunter and Waneta Hunter Holland.

She is survived by her husband and their children, Randy (Donna) Dodds, Terri (Glenn) Prescott, Tim Dodds (Trish Restall), and Tammy Dodds; grandchildren, Missy (Shawn) Collingsworth, Amy Fish, Ryan Dodds, Lian Dodds, and step-granddaughter, Candy Schofield; great-grandchildren, Jessie and Chelsey Schofield, Zane, Kayden and Luke Collingsworth, Braden Wickstrom and Ian Fish, and loved ones Bradley Prescott and Brent Restall and his children, Caine, Brileigh and Avery Restall.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Evelyn’s life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Heltonville Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heltonville Christian Church.

Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

February 13, 2017

Opal Dale Deckard

Oct. 11, 1925 — Feb. 11, 2017

Opal Dale Deckard, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at White River Lodge.

Born Oct. 11, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Wesley J. and Belva (Meadows) Deckard. He married Thelma Phillips on Nov. 20, 1943, and she survives.

He was a retired farmer. He attended the Grace Full Gospel Church. He loved farming, his family and playing guitar and singing.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Bedford; one son, Philip Deckard and wife Sharon (Holmes) of Bedford; one grandson, Carey Dale Deckard and wife Janelle (Fultz) of Bedford; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Deckard and Meredith Elaine Deckard, both of Bedford; one sister, Vernice Ross of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Ada Deckard of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Belva Deckard; one brother, Vestal Deckard; and one sister, Loretta Hill.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hanson Cemetery Trust Fund. Donations can either be dropped off at Day & Carter Mortuary, or mailed to Day & Carter Mortuary P.O. Box 905 Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Joyce L. (Godsey) Phillips

June 18, 1937 — Feb. 10, 2017

Joyce L. Phillips, 79, of Springville, left us to go home to her eternal home, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the White River Lodge.

Born June 18, 1937, in Charlestown, Ill., she was the daughter of Hobert and Edith (Anderson) Godsey. She married Wendell Phillips on Nov.13, 1952, and he survives.

She was a pastor’s wife, homemaker, and the Secretary of Springville Pentecostal Mission for 23 years. She was a lifelong member of Springville Pentecostal Mission Church.

Survivors include her husband, Pastor Wendell of Springville; two sons, Kenneth L. Phillips of Springville and the Rev. Douglas E. Phillips and wife Lori of English; two daughters, Kathy J. Phillips of Springville and Kay Churchman and husband Jim of Pekin; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Phillips of Springville; two brothers, Earl Godsey and wife Mary and James Godsey and wife Roseanne, both of Springville; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, the Rev. Alan L. Phillips; and two brothers, Donald and Paul Godsey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church with Pastor Doug Phillips, Pastor Keith Thompson, and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Ralph Turner Sr.

Memorial service for Ralph Turner Sr., 86, of Mitchell, who died Feb. 4, will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

February 12, 2017

Stanley E. Hicks

Jan. 16, 1927 — Feb. 10, 2017

Stanley E. Hicks, 90, of Bedford, died at 8:43 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his residence.

Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Walnut Heights in Lawrence County, he was the son of Stanley and Mary Fay (Young) Hicks. He married Faye P. McKinney on July 28, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2008. He was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the class of 1944. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church for over 30 years, and a member of U.A.W. Local #440. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and an avid organic gardener for over 60 years. He retired after 38 years as a tool grinder at General Motors.

Survivors include a son, Mike Hicks and wife, Debbie, of Springville; two daughters, Diana Ramsey and husband, Richard, of Springville and Sandy Cobb, of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Scott Ramsey, Jamie Cobb, Jody Cobb, Michelle True, Michael J. Hicks, Kristen Abbott, Jeff Hicks and Brett Ramsey; 13 great-grandchildren, Logan Gore, Dylan Cobb, Jacob Ramsey, Garrett Ramsey, Morgan Cobb, Katlyn Ramsey, Grace Abbott, Chelsea Abbott, Boston True, Tucker True, Leo McKenzie-Hicks, Maxwell Finger and Anderson Hicks; a sister, Virginia Deckard, of Bedford; a special friend, Helen Spires. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Faye; grandsons, Hudson and Kirk True; and a sister, Roberta Young.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Donations can be sent to Lawrence County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1235, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Danny Bill Callahan

Nov. 7, 1943 — Feb. 8, 2017

Retired Brigadier General Danny Bill Callahan passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in his home in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born in Bedford, Indiana, on Nov. 7, 1943, to Juanita Mae and William Robert Callahan. He graduated from Shawswick High School and the University of the State of New York with a bachelor of science degree in Business and Administration.

Danny enlisted in the Indiana National Guard on Dec. 1, 1963. He then served the next 38 years with dedication and honor to the United States Armed Services, acquiring the rank of Brigadier General.

He also served as Program Manager for the General Electric Corporation in Bloomington, Indiana, for 38 years.

He had devout dedication to family, community, country and faith while achieving a long listing of unassuming accomplishments and honors including but not limited to: The Legion of Merit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Indiana Distinguished Service Medal, Indiana Commendation Medal, United Way President of Monroe County, Girl Scouts of America Bloomington Tulip Trace Council President, Girls Inc. Man of the Year Award, and the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash Award Recipient.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and several close relatives.

Danny is survived by his loving wife, Melissa Eades Callahan; his brother, Terry Lee Callahan; his aunt Doris Pierce; his son Troy Callahan and girlfriend, Roxane Kerr; daughter Trisha Callahan and husband, Jason; niece Jennifer Wilson and husband, Derick, and their children Jordan, Drew and Haleigh; grandchildren Stefan Callahan, Alexis Beahan, Ashton Okes, Halle and MacKensie Callahan and JT and Sabina Garcia; and two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Mason. Also surviving are in-laws, Mark and Sharon Eades of Frankfort, Indiana, Mark (Gaetana) Eades Jr. of Elkhart, Indiana, Dr. Luke (Shannon) Eades of Bloomington, Indiana, and Lynn Eades of Carrboro, North Carolina, with several nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed many activities, such as golf, bowling, softball, working in the community and charitable events. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and valued this above all.

Special Full Honor Military Graveside Funeral Services will be provided by the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit at Valhalla Memory Gardens on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with the family at www.chandlerfh.com.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to a charitable organization or honorary military organization of your choice.

Betty L. Finley

Sept. 28, 1927 — Feb. 10, 2017

Betty L. Finley, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2017, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Orleans, Indiana, the daughter of Leonard and Lillie (Compton) Barnard.

She married Jerrold H. Finley on May 1, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1991.

She worked at Essex for many years. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church and attended Mount Horeb Baptist Church. She graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1947.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Martha) Finley of Orleans; one daughter, Becky Wood of Orleans; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one brother, George (Bob) Barnard.

The funeral will be on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday from noon until service time.

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

Joyce L. Baker

Aug. 1, 1947 — Feb. 11, 2017

Joyce L. (Nickless) Baker, 69, of Williams, died at 6:32 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at her residence.

Born Aug. 1, 1947, in Bedford she was the daughter of Paul and Helen Jean (Reynolds) Nickless. She married Scotty L. Baker on May 31, 1965, and he survives. She had worked as a nurse on the mother-baby unit at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital and prior to that had also been a school bus driver for many years as well as worked for the welfare department. Joyce was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved to sew, plant flowers and spend time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Scotty, of Bedford; five children: Leah Maple and husband David of Orleans, Eric Baker of Williams, Ursula Nash and husband Butch of Mitchell, Adrian Baker of Williams and Jeromy Baker of Williams; eight grandchildren: Brandon Nash and wife Dara, Christian Nash and companion Deidre, Cole Nash, Chandelor Nash, Graham Nash, Cain Hopper, Clay Hopper, Kalyn White; siblings: Barbara Baxter and husband Jim of Williams, Paul Nickless and wife Pat of Westfield, Paula Nickless of Nashville, TN, and Tim Nickless of Williams; three nieces: Tammy Baxter, Aimee Harvey and Jamie Nickless; two nephews: Travis Watkins and Shannon Baxter; several great-nieces and nephews; and family friend Jamie Sears.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Pastor Steven DeLong officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

John R. Edgeworth

Feb. 8, 1925 — Feb. 8, 2017

John R. Edgeworth of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away Feb. 8, 2017. He was born in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of John and Annette Rollins Edgeworth. He married his wife of 66 years, Adele Liva of Bedford, Indiana, in Los Angeles, California, in 1945, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Adele.

He is survived by his five children: daughters, Amy Edgeworth Hill of Montgomery, Ohio, (husband George), Anne Edgeworth Klockowski of Clearwater, Florida, (husband Jim) and Lucy Edgeworth McCullough of Franklin, Tennessee (husband Edward); sons, Harry Edgeworth of Bloomington, Indiana, (wife Suzi) and John L. Edgeworth of Bloomington, Indiana; as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was retired as Chairman of the Board and President of Victor Oolitic Stone Company in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a past president of Allied Stone Industries, and honored member of the Indiana Limestone Institute. He was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, Benevolent Protectors of the Order of Elks, YABC and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37, Bloomington, with Rev. George A. Hill officiating. A private, family cemetery service will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington. Friends may call at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com.

Joyce L. Phillips

Joyce L. (Godsey) Phillips, 79, of Springville, died Friday. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Springville Pentecostal Mission Church. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

February 11, 2017

Joe Ritchison

June 6, 1952 — Feb. 10, 2017

Darrell “Joe” Ritchison, 64, of Bedford, died at 8:06 a.m. on Friday, Feb.10, 2017, at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 6, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy and Norma (Bridges) Ritchison. He married Kathy Jackson on June 25, 1993, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors after 34 years as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 33 and a wonderful husband, father and papaw. He was loved by many.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Bedford; a daughter, Jodi Ritchison Wright; two sons, Bryce Mann and wife Stacey and Landon Lindley and wife Amy; grandchildren, Zackary, Lucas and Lily Wright, Zoe, Mason, Ashtyn and Jaxtyn Mann, Daven, Nicholas and June Ann Lindley; a brother, Stan Ritchison and wife Sandy; a sister, Debbie (Ritchison) Martin; and nieces and nephews, Shelly Allen, Kimbery Torres, Stanley Ritchison II, Jeffrey Perry, Dustin Perry and Joshua Britt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Wayne Ritchison; and a sister, Juila Rose (Ritchison) Gorrell.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb.13, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Proctor Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.

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

Stanley Hicks

Stanley Hicks, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 10, 2017

John G. Martis

April 11, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2017

John G. Martis, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born April 11, 1926, In Joliet, Ill., he was the son of John James and Mary E. (Ondesco) Martis. He married Juliette B. Hodgen on April 30, 1949, and she survives.

John was a graduate of Rose Polytechnical Institute, Terre Haute and had worked as an electrical engineer at NWSC, Crane, IN, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166 (Third Degree) and Council No. 1921 (Fourth Degree), Bedford; had been Chairman of the K of C Tootsie Roll Drive, many years; had volunteered with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile drives; was a member of NARFE; and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Martis of Bedford; two daughters, Linda (Roger) Heironimus of Harlingen, Texas, and Lorrie (Noble) McFadden of Michigan City; two sons, David (Elizabeth) Martis of Brownsburg and Daryl (Janet) Martis of San Marcos, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Alexander, Benjamin, Dustin, and Kyle Martis, Brandon Heironimus, Amy Hand, Kristi Suppa, Tiffany Krause and Bryant Cobb; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, Ill., on Tuesday.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Home, Bedford. The Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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

Rev. Cleon ‘Bud’ Ramsey

Jan. 31, 1931 — Feb. 8, 2017

The Rev. Cleon “Bud” Ramsey, 86, of Bedford, joined Jesus in Heaven on the morning of February 8, 2017 at the St. Vincent Heart Center, in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 31, 1931, in Palestine, Ill., he was the son of Hugh and Kathryn (Staten) Ramsey. He married Geneva Felice on September 2, 1955; and she survives.

He was an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church and pastored several churches in Wood River, Ill., Casey, Ill., Bicknell, Terre Haute, Connersville, and Bedford. Rev. Ramsey was also a bus driver and custodian at Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was a graduate of Palestine High School and attended God’s Bible School in Cincinnati and Frankfort Pilgrim College in Frankfort. The Rev. Ramsey attended Davis Memorial Church of Bedford and was a Korean War Army Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Ramsey of Bedford; two daughters, Terri (Chris) Carter of Richmond and Diana (Dana) Turpin of Shoals; five grandchildren, Michael (Vikki) Caldwell, Stephen (Kristy) Caldwell, David (Samantha) Caldwell, Danielle Turpin and Darek Turpin, seven great-grandchildren, Adrien, Austin, Brylee, Alexis, Adalynn, Liam, and Isabella, his sister, Erleen Ervin (Paul), and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia; brother, Loren; and two siblings in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, with military rites accorded by the Shoals American Legion.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Tammy Jo (Aliano) March

June 20, 1957 — Feb. 5, 2017

Tammy Jo (Aliano) March, 59, of Bedford was called home to live with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at 9:45 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.

Born June 20, 1957, in Bedford, Tammy was the daughter of Robert D. and Barbara J. (George) Aliano. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1975.

Tammy loved the outdoors, enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader. She worked for the State of Indiana, in Workforce Development for 28 years.

Tammy was a loving wife, mother, mamaw and friend. She loved to take care of others, and was generous in every aspect of her life. More than anything, she loved to spend time with her family.

Tammy was known for her generous heart, sweet demeanor and soul, and the compassion she had for others. She was loved by everyone who met her and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her father, Robert D. Aliano of Bedford; daughter, Jenifer (Jason) Gillespie; grandsons, Luke and Keegan Gillespie; and son, Matthew March all of Indianapolis; sisters, Bobbi Jean (Mike) Leach and Shawna Aliano; brother, Steven Aliano; and several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathon; and her mother, Barbara J. Aliano.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at Dive Christian Church, 892 Peerless Road, Bedford with Pastor Joe McAdams and Elder Gerald McMillian officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers for Tammy, please make donations in her memory to the ALS Association of Indiana to help find a cure for this cruel disease. You may donate on line at http://webin.alsa.org or make checks payable to ALS Association of Indiana Chapter, 7202 East 87th Street, suite 102, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. (Robbins) Lee

July 5, 1930 — Feb. 8, 2017

Ruby M. Lee, 86, of Judah, went home to be with Jesus at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Born July 5, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy (Conner) Robbins. She married Dallas Lee on Aug. 2, 1948, and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church for over 68 years.

Survivors include her husband, Dallas of Judah; son, Dan Lee and wife Dee of Fleming Island, Fla.; daughter, Kay Lee of Judah; son, Jan Lee of Bedford; two grandchildren, Nathan Andrew Lee and wife Laurie and Justin Michael Lee and two great-grandchildren, Faeryn Isabelle Lee and Simany Alice Lee, all of Jacksonville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a very special aunt, Gladys Phillips.

Ruby was loved by all who know her and she had a positive impact on many lives. Her life was truly well lived.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with the Rev. Bill Johnson, the Rev. Kevin Maberry and the Rev. Bennie Sutherland officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

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

February 09, 2017

Mavis Jewell (Kirkman) Stafford

Nov. 20, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2017

Mavis Jewell Stafford, 90, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 20, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Wright) Kirkman. She married John Kimmel in 1946. She later married Thomas Stafford in 1962 and he preceded her in death in 1970.

She was a line worker for GE and a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Kapfhammer and husband Terry, of Fairland and Ravenna Hanners of Bedford; a son, Kenny Kimmel and wife Jessie of Bedford; 14 grandchildren, Mark Hanners and wife Nikki, Lionel Hanners, Tim Hanners, Melanie Zumhingst and husband Jed, Michael Hanners and wife Beverly, Jeff Hanners and wife Salli, Scott Kimmel and wife Tammy, Melinda Williamson and husband Randy, Melinda Crawford, Bradley Crawford, Matthew Kapfhammer and wife Christine, Philip Kapfhammer and wife Alyssa, Tracy Brueggeman and husband Tim and Julie Dierson and husband Steve; 30 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, Lester Kirkman of Greencastle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four sisters, Marjorie Koontz, Thelma Mikels, Bernice Noel and Marguarite Kirkman.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb.10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday, Feb. 10, at the mortuary.

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

Mary Lou (McQuown) Stroud

Sept. 12, 1940 — Feb. 6, 2017

Mary Lou Stroud, 76, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 12, 1940, in Urbana, Ill., she was the daughter of Harold and Addie (Jones) McQuown. She married Dale Allen Stroud Jan. 23, 1960, and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2012.

Mary was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

She was a homemaker, and owned Country Candles.

Survivors include her children, Donna Woody of Indianapolis, Dennis Stroud of Arkansas and Douglas (Michelle R.) Stroud of Mitchell; grandchildren, Damon Woody, Dana Woody, Ryan Stroud, Kayla Stroud, Michael Stoud, C.J. Torres, Jacob Stroud and Taylor Stroud; great-grandchildren, Calob Barron, Teagan Woody, Marissa Stroud, McKenzie Stroud, Mia Stroud, Macey Stroud, Olivia Stroud, Liam Stroud, Hayden Maddox, Logan Maddox and Kylie Maddox; and sister, Sandra Sanders of Texas.

Her parents; husband; and sister, Nancy Webb, preceded her in death.

Cremation has been chosen.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.11, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

John G. Martis

John G. Martis, 90, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Ruby M. Lee

Ruby M. Lee, 86, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 08, 2017

Chase Tanner Aliano

Nov. 30, 1995 — Jan. 31, 2017

Chase Tanner Aliano, 21, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in Greene County.

Born Nov. 30, 1995, in Bedford, he was the son of Steven R. Aliano and Bambi (Smith) Aliano. Chase attended Bedford North Lawrence High School where he was a member of the golf team. He was an avid outdoorsman, and his true passions were hunting and fishing.

Chase had a magnificent smile that was only exceeded in magnitude by his generous heart. He was a sweet soul and was loved by everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his parents, Steven R. Aliano and Bambi (Smith) Aliano, both of Bedford; his maternal grandfather, Harold R. Smith of Bedford; his paternal grandfather, Robert D. Aliano of Bedford; his stepgrandfather, Ray Butler of Mitchell; aunts, Bobbi Jean Leach and husband Mike and Shawna Aliano, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Dixie Butler; his paternal grandmother, Barbara J. Aliano and an aunt, Tammy J. March.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the mortuary.

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

Gail Lynn (Tarr) England

Feb. 4, 1963 — Feb. 7, 2017

Gail Lynn England, 54, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at her residence.

Born Feb. 4, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joseph Marvin and Mildred Eloise (Lindsey) Tarr. She married John David England Sept. 12, 1987.

Gail was a beautician and had previously been employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

She loved camping, karaoke, vacations, and being with her family. Gail was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her husband, John England of Mitchell; mother, Mildred Tarr of Mitchell; children, Michael (Marci) England of Mitchell, Matt (Robyn) England of Mitchell, J.D. (Cassie) England of Mitchell, Nikki (Brew) Wright of Williams, Brad (Ashley) Cain of Jeffersonville, and Brittany (B.J.) Bryson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Caelan, Nolan, Mattie, Parish, Rayce, Austin, Myca, Zander, Bo, Aurora, Gabriela, Violet, Cole, Diesel, Liam, Xavier, Knox, and Rayne; great-grandchildren, Russell and Arison; and siblings, Bob Tarr of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Benny Tarr of Bedford, Lana Duncan of Bloomington, Gary Tarr of Mitchell, Randy Tarr of Bedford, Beverly Chastain of Mitchell, Beth Ann Newlin of Orleans, Sandy Eastridge of Mitchell, and Joe Tarr of Bedford.

Her father, and brothers, Terry Tarr and Donald Tarr, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb.10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones and Tara Powell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Mavis Jewell (Kirkman) Stafford

Mavis Jewell (Kirkman) Stafford, 90, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mary Lou (McQuown) Stroud

Mary Lou (McQuown) Stroud, 76, Mitchell, died Monday. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

February 07, 2017

Mary Frances (Nickless) Hutton

Dec. 19, 1937 — Jan. 13, 2017

Mary Frances (Nickless) Hutton, 79, of Walla Walla, Wash., formerly of Berrien Springs, Mich., passed away Jan. 13, 2017, in Walla Walla.

Mary Frances was born in Bedford, to the late Francis Ardilla and Mary (Ellsworth) Nickless on Dec. 19, 1937. She married Clarence “Chuck” Ronald Hutton in June 1956, and together they went to college at Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University) in Berrien Springs, Mich. She received a bachelors and a masters degree in teaching from EMC.

She was a teacher in several schools including the Logansport Church School, Village Adventist Elementary School in Berrien Springs, an elementary school affiliated with Indiana University in Bloomington, and an elementary school in Benton Harbor.

Mary Frances loved the Lord and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She loved to cook, garden, read, art and be with her family. She had her last “great” adventure when she moved to Walla Walla two years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a baby brother, Austin Paul, and a sister, Virginia Irene Ronk.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Keith) Traughber; two grandsons, Tony and Tyler Clark; a stepgranddaughter, Bree Boomer; a sister Avonda (Robert) Krause; two brothers, Michael LaVerne (Lynne) Nickless and John Ellsworth (Marcy) Nickless; two aunts, Lucile (Ellsworth) Bass and Margorie (Ellsworth) Webster; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on July 9 at the SDA church/school, 1700 North Pike Road, Bedford.

Anita Kay Houston Melton Lozano

Anita Kay Houston Melton Lozano, 65, Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 5. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Mavis Stafford

Mavis Stafford, 90, Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Tammy Jo March

Tammy Jo (Aliano) March, 59, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

February 06, 2017

Ralph Turner Sr.

March 3, 1930 — Feb. 4, 2017

Ralph Turner Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at his residence.

Born March 3, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dewey and Ollie (Jeffries) Turner. He married Anna Mae Treadway June 8, 1950, and she preceded him in death March 11, 2006.

Ralph retired from National Gypsum and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his children, Regina Kay (Tony Sr.) Tillette of Mitchell, Patricia Ann Genever Turner of Mitchell, and Ricky Lee (Rhonda) Turner of Campbellsburg; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; sons, Ralph Turner Jr., and Allen Ray Turner; daughter-in-law, Debbie Turner; grandsons, Jamie Turner and Eric Turner; great-grandsons, Dakota Elliott and Skylar Tillette; and siblings, Frank Turner, Jim Turner, Sam Turner, Charles Turner, Kenny Turner, and Marie Tillette, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with a graveside service at a later date at Lawrenceport 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

Chase Aliano

Chase Aliano, 21, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 05, 2017

Kelli Rhea Collier

Kelli Rhea (Atkinson) Collier, 55, of Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Thursday. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Services will be 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the funeral home.

February 04, 2017

Mildred A. (Manzenberger) Deckard

Aug 7, 1918 — Feb. 1, 2017

Mildred A. Deckard, 98, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the White River Lodge.

Born Aug. 7, 1918, she was the daughter of John F. and Zella M (Williams) Manzenberger. She married Ansel R. Deckard Sr. on May 22, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1988.

She was a homemaker and member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include three sons, Ansel R. Deckard Jr. and wife Peggy of Bedford, Gary D. Deckard and wife Judy of Dayton, Ohio, and Steven D. Deckard and wife Pamela of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Tim and wife Lisa, Greg, Mike and wife Amy, Jennifer and husband Jerry, Jeff, Curt and wife Misty, Shannon and wife Angie and Chris and wife Janet; 22 great-grandchildren, Ryan and wife Brandy, Tyler and wife Stacie, Evan, Kirstin, Ryan, Lauren, Alex, Jean, Shirley, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Brant, Kirsten, Madison, Colson, Ethan, Allie and husband Darren, Autumn and husband Justin, Caleb, Emma, Taylor and Hailey; five great-great-grandchildren, Olivia, Max, Will, Jayvyn and Ainsley; a sister, Alpha McKnight of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson, John; four brothers, Bill, Joe, Frank and Johnny Manzenberger; five sisters, Kate Covey, Helen Reuter, Angie Sego, Luella Clampitt and Mary Jane Moses.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene at 504 19th Street, Bedford, IN 47421, with Pastor Ken Bushey and Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

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

Joseph Loyd Hacker

Feb. 1, 1940 — Feb. 2, 2017

Joseph Loyd Hacker, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Feb. 1, 1940, in Morgan County, he was the son of Orville and Lillian (Rike) Hacker. He married Melanie Haws on Oct. 4, 1991; and she survives.

He graduated from Martinsville High School, Class of 1958.

Joseph was of the Christian Faith. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was previously involved with the Masonic Lodge and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, of Mitchell.

He retired from NWSC Crane as Shop Supervisor in 1993, then later worked at Visteon.

Surviving are his wife, Melanie, of Bedford; four sons, Kenny Hacker of Texas, Joey Hacker of Arkansas, Nicholas Hacker of Bloomington, and Jobie Hacker of Bedford; one daughter, Carolyn Hacker of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Kaysin Hacker of Bedford, and Stormy Hacker of Texas; two sisters, Loretta Hacker of Ellettsville and Rosemary (Doug) Bronstetter of Martinsville; four brothers, Fred (Elaine) Hacker, Gene (Ellen) Hacker, Bruce (Joyce) Hacker, and Randy (Tracy) Hacker, all of Martinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Mae, in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

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

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

February 03, 2017

James E. Speer

James E. Speer, 83, Seymour, formerly of Bedford, died Thursday, Feb. 2. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at Voss and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery in Leesville.

Arrangements by Voss and Sons Funeral Home in Seymour.

February 02, 2017

Linda Lou (Brown) Rainey

Feb. 5, 1939 — Jan. 31, 2017

Linda Lou Rainey, 77, of Bedford, died at 9:37 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 5, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Arthur “Red” Brown and Pauline (Kern) Brown. She married Wilbur E. “Bill” Rainey on June 4, 1955, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2009.

She had worked at M. Fine & Sons and was a member of Old Union Christian Church.

Her life’s work was her family, gardening and cooking.

Survivors include a daughter, Becky Ashley and husband Denny of Mitchell; two sons, Jack Rainey and wife Sharon, and Brad Rainey, all of Williams; 10 grandchildren, Jason Rainey and wife Willow, Shannon Greenwell and husband Shayne, Amanda Sullivan and husband Brent, Sarah Ashley, Stephanie Ashley, Matthew Rainey and wife Crystal, Issac Rainey and wife Jennifer, Jessica Floerke and husband Jessie, Skylar and J.D. Ashley; 17 great-grandchildren, Jack, Alivia, Mason, Matthew, Grace, Garrett, Gibson, Nate, Nick, Nolan, Abby, Travis, Robert, Logan, Sophia, Kaitlynn, and Trenton; one great-great-grandchild, Baydn; three sisters, Becky Sargent of Williams, Carol Kent of Mitchell and Ronda Childress; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Abby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Bobby and John Wayne; three brothers, Charles, Sonny and Billy Brown; two sisters, Cathy and one in infancy.

Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Old Union Cemetery with Mark Fish officiating.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

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

Ruth Ann (Carnine) Carson

Nov. 8, 1940 — Jan. 31, 2017

Ruth Ann Carson, 76, Bedford, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Jan. 31, 2017.

She was born Nov. 8, 1940, at Beech Grove, to the late Ralph E. and Alberta E. Tex Carnine. Ruth Ann married Frank E. Carson April 11, 1964, at Southport, and he survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Felicia (Gary) Chambers and Rachelle (Scott) Gardner, both of Indianapolis; son, Blair (Melanie) Carson of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Tyler Chambers (age 23), Rebecca Gardner (age 19), Brandon Carson (age 18), Ian Chambers (age 18), Lilly Carson (age 15), and Kathryn Gardner (age 13).

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Guy Joseph Carnine.

Ruth Ann was employed at JCPenney Co. (Bedford) 10 years as a sales associate and previously was owner/operator of Wells Shop (Bedford) for 10 years.

She had been a member of Southport United Methodist Church many years.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Indianapolis with visitation from 3 p.m. until the service.

Memorial gifts have been suggested to American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be extended to the family by visiting www.singletonmortuary.com.

February 01, 2017

Dakota Elliott

Dakota Elliott, 21, Mitchell, died Tuesday, Jan. 31. Friends may call from noon Friday until the service at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Mildred Deckard

Mildred Deckard, 98, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles A. Houchin

Memorial services for Charles A. “Duck” Houchin, Mitchell, who died Jan. 3, will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene Life Center, corner of Third and Grissom in Mitchell. Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell was in charge of the arrangements.

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