Obituaries

Obituaries — November 2019

November 17, 2019

James Rollins

Aug. 15, 1944 — Nov. 15, 2019

James “Jim” Rollins, 75, of Owensburg passed away Friday November 15, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 15, 1944 in Owensburg, Indiana the son of James Rufo and Wilma S. (White) Rollins.

Jim was retired from the Greene County Highway Department, he drove a school bus for Eastern School and was a member of the Newberry Masonic Lodge, he also served in the Army National Guard.

Jim is survived by his wife Pat Rollins, children, Treva (Bill) Lukens, Linda Ketchem, his grandchildren, Lindsey Lukens, Marcus Lukens, Rilee Ketchem, Jamie Ketchem, Dustin Ketchem and Molli Ketchem, he has three step-grandchildren, Lisa Chestnut, Bruce Lukens, Melinda Horsting, several other step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and his mother-in-law Louise Jones.

Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Direnda Rollins, his parents, paternal grandparents, Clyde and Lilis Rollins and maternal grandparents, Jack and Minnie White.

A graveside service for Jim will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at Dishman Cemetery.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Joseph Rezits

June 16, 1925 — Nov. 15, 2019

Joseph Rezits, 94, former professor of music at Indiana University passed away last Friday at Meadowood Health Pavilion.

Born in New York state he moved to Bloomington in 1963 to teach at Indiana University School of Music while raising his family of two sons with his wife Roberta. Joseph was a professional pianist and traveled throughout the world performing,lecturing and teaching. He was adored by his students and touched many lives during his long career. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his son’s David and Daniel and wife Norma Beversdorf-Rezits.

Graveside services for Joseph will be 2:30 pm Monday, November 18, 2019 at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Tom Gehlhausen

Nov. 12, 1933 — Nov. 14, 2019

There’s a little less laughter and love in the world today.

Tom Gehlhausen loved to laugh, and more importantly, he loved making other people laugh. Constantly chatting with everyone he met, he was a friend to waitresses, painters, and priests. He always had one more joke to tell.

Tom loved Indiana. Born in Evansville on November 12, 1933, he graduated from Reitz Memorial High School and later enrolled at the University of Evansville, majoring in business.

He left school to enlist in the Navy, serving as a quartermaster aboard the USS Chukawan during the Korean War. One weekend while stationed in Newport, Rhode Island, a friend introduced Tom to Maxine Howe, another Hoosier, who was visiting her Navy brother in the same apartments.

Tom loved Maxine, his wife of 63 years. They married in 1956 and then moved back to Evansville after his honorable discharge. Tom began working for the family business Gehlhausen Bros. Paint Company, but also found time to play semi-pro baseball, catching for the Jasper Reds. Tom later held a number of sales and management positions with companies throughout the Midwest.

Tom loved baseball, especially coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams in Bloomington. Tom’s success and spirit on the diamond earned him a compliment from former IU basketball coach Bobby Knight, whose son Timmy was coached by Gehlhausen. Coach Knight called Tom “one of the best baseball coaches” he’d ever seen.

Tom loved his family, especially spending time with everyone. He brought them along on sales calls throughout central Indiana. He attended hundreds of his children’s and grandchildren’s ball games, sports camps, swim meets, and dance recitals. He would even sit patiently while his five-year-old granddaughter styled his hair at the “beauty shop.”

Tom loved to tease the people he loved the most, giving them funny nicknames and sharing a big laugh.

Tom and his laughter left this world on November 14, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital after a prolonged illness. His family misses him dearly, but they have plenty of memories, photos, and digital phone messages to remind them of his laugh and fun-loving personality.

He is preceded in death by his father Roman F. Gehlhausen and mother Nellie Marie (Day) Gehlhausen, both of Evansville.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Maxine Mary (Howe) Gehlhausen of Bloomington, daughters Linda Marie Fenoglio (Chris) of Nashville, Tenn. and Susan Elizabeth Blackwell (Larry) of Bloomington, sons Thomas Lee Gehlhausen Jr. (Beth) of Fishers and Randy Brian Gehlhausen (Lori) of Bloomington, one cousin David Michael Gehlhausen of Celebration, Fla., 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts in Tom’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation of Indiana at www.hvafofindiana.org.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling private arrangements for the Gehlhausen family.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends to appreciate at www.allencares.com

H. Lavon Yoho

July 07, 1932 — Nov. 14, 2019

H. Lavon Yoho, 87, of Solsberry passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born July 7, 1932 in Solsberry, Indiana, the son of Harold Dwight “Cotton” and Bernetta Pearl (Sullivan) Yoho.

Lavon has been successful in many endeavors throughout his life. He began his career as the owner of Dutch’s Café. He was Post Master at Solsberry, a bus driver for Solsberry School and a truck driver for Yoho and Sons. He was Superintendent of Highways for the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was the Director of the Bloomfield Housing Authority for twenty-five years, owned Hoosier Insurance, and served on the Board of Directors at Bloomfield State Bank.

Lavon served as the Greene County Republican Party Chairman for forty years. He also served as a precinct committeeman and Township Trustee for many years. Lavon headed the consolidation of Beech Creek, Center, and Jackson Townships to form Eastern School District. He was also a proud member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Bloomfield Rotary Club, Eastern Star, and Sons of American Legion Post 450 in Solsberry. Lavon also served on the Eastern Heights Utilities Board and held several positions on the Greene County Economic Development Corporation, always striving to make Greene County a better place. He also proudly helped to form the Eastern Fire Department in Beech Creek Township.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Ola Yoho and Almer and Dollie Sullivan. His parents, Dwight and Pearl Yoho, brother and sister in law, Donnie and Linda Yoho, infant sister, Lois Ann, infant son, David and his in-laws of the Street Family.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 69 years, Pat Yoho, his children, Pam Yoho and Jay (Sandi) Yoho; his grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Perkins, Micah (Chuck) Gallion, J.T. (Samantha) Yoho, Trevor Yoho; his great-grandchildren, Baylee and Brynlee Perkins, Hope and Grace Gallion, Cooper Yoho, cousins, Jon (Judy) Yoho, Michael (Maria) Yoho and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 P.M. Tuesday and 11 A.M. Wednesday until the hour of service, all at the Solsberry Christian Church.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Solsberry Christian Church with Pastor Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes all memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice or Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department.

Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

John Mikesell

Oct. 23, 1942 — Sept. 12, 2019

John L. Mikesell died on September 12 at age 76.

He was born in Bloomington and lived most of his life on family land in rural Monroe County, and spent his early childhood in a house without electricity or running water. In elementary school, he milked cows every morning before heading down the road to a 2-room schoolhouse, Phillips School. From these beginnings, he went on to develop as a teacher and scholar: he graduated valedictorian from Bloomington High School, received his BA from Wabash College, and an MA and PhD from the University of Illinois. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After his first job working for West Virginia University, he joined the faculty of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, ultimately returning to live with his wife and three children on the family land he’d grown up on and which he called home for the rest of his life.

Over the course of his career, he became an expert in international sales tax, fiscal reform matters including macroeconomic policy and budget policy, intergovernmental fiscal relations, institution building, and building local fiscal capacity. He is internationally recognized as a world expert in general sales taxation, described by colleagues as a “walking encyclopedia of tax policy.”

Although he remained on the faculty of SPEA for his entire career, his expertise led him across the world: he traveled to the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan on World Bank public budget system reform missions; lived in Ukraine and Russia for a year (each) working on USAID intergovernmental fiscal reform projects; and visited China on numerous occasions as Senior Research Fellow with the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy to help China develop a property tax. He also led a five-year joint partnership between SPEA and public administration schools in Saratov and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Closer to home, he served on the Indiana State Budget Agency’s Revenue Forecast Technical Committee for over 30 years, receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award for distinguished service to the state in 2016. His curriculum vitae is blinding with achievements. He was editor-in-chief of Public Budgeting & Finance for fifteen years, and received the Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the Steven D. Gold Award for Outstanding Contributions to State and Local Fiscal Policy from the National Tax Association. He published over 240 articles and book chapters and six books, including Fiscal Administration: Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector , the standard public finance and budgeting textbook in graduate public affairs programs across the country (now in its tenth edition). John was named a Chancellor’s Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs Emeritus in 2008.

He was a consummate researcher, a “scholar’s scholar,” who had a knack for exploring a topic in a way that cut directly to the questions policy makers were asking. As a writer, John was famous for his footnotes, which incorporated interesting anecdotes, historical details, and amusing jabs at legislators. John also loved teaching, and while some students may have found his gruff demeanor intimidating at first, many credit his mentorship with changing their lives.

John was deeply pragmatic, and could be taciturn in the extreme. He didn’t suffer fools, schmooze, or deviate from his principles. He could be counted on to say only what he meant. His family can’t think of a single time when he lied.

While living in Kiev, Ukraine, John developed a love of ballet that would continue throughout his life. This intrigued and surprised his family, who were more accustomed to his practice of carrying the ugly canvas briefcase his kids had bought him for Christmas when they were young and continuing to use the same windshield ice scraper (also a child’s gift) from the mid-1970s onward.

He felt most at home in the woods where his family lived, and could identify any tree by its bark alone. In the summer, he looked forward to collecting chanterelle mushrooms and in the winter, he looked forward to making maple syrup. He loved and respected animals, and they loved him back. Stray dogs often found their way to the Mikesell house and were never turned away. Cats favored his lap and routinely stranded him in chairs, for he was a man who understood the compliment, and gift, that is a cat who has chosen to sleep on you.

He died from a type of leukemia with a short and brutal prognosis that he outlasted with characteristic stubbornness. He is preceded in death by his parents, R.M. Mikesell and Minnie Shigley Mikesell, and many beloved dogs and cats.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karen Mikesell, his children, A. Elizabeth Mikesell, Thomas M. Mikesell, and Daniel G. Mikesell; daughter-in-law Kimberly H. Mikesell; grandson Theodore Mikesell; the cats Sammy and Kimchi; and Maggie, the dog who is grateful for all the toast he used to sneak to her under the table. He enriched all of their lives immeasurably, and they already miss him terribly.

Donations in his name can be given to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center (https://www.exoticfelinerescuecenter.org/gift.html) or the charity of your choice. The family will hold a remembrance ceremony on December 7

Online condolences, photos, & memories may be shared with family and friends at allencares.com

Georgia Schaich

Jan. 05, 1945 — Nov. 01, 2019

Georgia (Loebrich) Schaich, beautiful, generous, joyful – mother, wife, extraordinary woman, and community force slipped the bonds of consciousness on November 1, 2019.

Georgia was born in Maumee, Ohio while her father and namesake, George, was still away in Army service during WWII. Her mother Eva (Blue) Loebrich cared for her in the home George had built, without running water, hoping his namesake would know him on his return. As a young girl, before sitting down to the family dinner, Georgia would deliver plates of food prepared by her mother to the elderly homebound couple down the street affectionately known as Grandma and Grandpa Andrews. She also played accordion at local nursing homes. The course of her life would continue along this theme of service and caring for others, especially our elder population.

Georgia was a joiner who reveled in collaboration. Once a part of a club or group, she would become its biggest cheerleader. She was a Girl Scout and attended Camp Libby along the Maumee river. During high school she was active in many clubs, marched in the band playing snare drum or triangle, cheered on Maumee High School squads, and was the first in her family to attend college. She married Bill Schaich, who she had first met in 6th grade, in December 1966 while completing a degree in elementary education. She then taught kindergarten for 3 years in Newfield, NY.

Husband Bill’s studies and career took Georgia to live for a time in Ithaca, NY, Bristol, England, La Jolla, CA, Jülich, Germany, Bozeman, MT and Orlando, FL. Bloomington, Indiana was her home for over 46 years; the community both strengthened and received her gifts.

As her daughters grew, so did Georgia’s community involvement. After delivering Meals on Wheels, she stepped up to lead their Girl Scout troop #65. Scouting provided mentoring and leadership development which Georgia would continue to apply and pass on throughout her career. The troop leader role evolved to co-directing day camp, then serving as president of the Tulip Trace Council from 1987-90.

She joined the workforce as a Civic Newcomer hostess in 1981, welcoming families to the area. She next moved to a position as a nursing home activity director for several years.

Georgia found her true vocation in the role of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) director for Area 10 where she served from 1989-2005. She delighted in the friendships and comradery formed while finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge the wisdom and skills of the senior members of our community.

Georgia was dedicated to making the world a better place. Her calm and steady presence was the cornerstone for projects ranging from neighborhood organizing to the promotion of global peace. Her community work was always imbued with a sense of purpose, empathy, and integrity. And the sparkle in her eyes let you know that anything was possible if we worked together. She personified kindness, generosity, wisdom, perspective, determination, creativity, and a good dose of light-heartedness.

She did this despite the challenges in her later years of Parkinson’s Disease. Georgia did not let any of it stop her, saying, “This is my journey, and I will do this to the best of my ability, until I can no longer do”.

Georgia will continue to live in the hearts of her devoted husband of 53 years, her children, Amy Schaich (Gregory O’Neill), and Lucy Schaich (Sean Pendergast); her siblings Gale Loebrich (Ann), Sarah Bitter (Donn), and Susan Johns; siblings-in-law Seren Bradshaw (Larry), Terry Schaich (Wendlyn), Tom Schaich (Wendy), Bob Schaich (Rosemarie, “Ro”); her nieces and nephews, and many, many friends, collaborators, and partners in service and community.

She will always and forever be with us. We will always and forever be better because of her. Her life reminds each of us of our power to make a difference. We ask that you honor her memory by sharing your own gifts with your community in a way that is meaningful to you.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Celebration of Life 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. December 8, 2019 at FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S Rogers St., Bloomington.

To express online condolences visit www.indianagreenburials.com

Basil Woodfork

Nov. 23, 1941 — Nov. 14, 2019

Basil L. Woodfork, 77 of Bloomington passed away Thursday afternoon November 14, 2019 at the Gentry Park Senior Living Center.

He was born In Vincennes, Indiana on November 23, 1941 to Basil and Eva Sayre Woodfork. Basil received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana State University in Terre Haute in psychology. He initially went to work with students at Butler University before going on to spend 25 plus years in the Indianapolis Public Schools and subsequently 25 plus years with the Bedford North Lawrence School system specializing in school psychology.

Prior to his professional career he proudly served in the United States Army, positioned in Alaska for a great deal of that time of service.

Basil was a consummate learner. He constantly sought out educational opportunities within the United States and abroad. As the family put it, “if there was a certification to be attained, he went for it.”

He was also very fond of his travels, visiting as many places on his bucket list as possible. Equal to his love of learning and traveling was his love of art. No matter what the medium, he thoroughly immersed himself in it, learned about it and appreciated it.

Basil leaves behind his wife Hilda Sievers Woodfork of Bloomington, to whom he was married to since 1968; his son David Woodfork of Zionsville, and beloved grandson Dax. He is also survived by is siblings, twin brothers Larry and Jerry Woodfork. He was predeceased by his parents.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road is handling the arrangements and a memorial service will be announced at a later date and time.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be left for family and friends to appreciate at www.allencares.com.

November 16, 2019

Vickie Raber

March 23, 1946 — Nov. 13, 2019

Vickie Lynn (Scoggan) Raber, 73, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 23, 1946 in Peru, Indiana, she was the daughter of Dale Raber and Helen (Holdren) Raber. She graduated Bedford High School and was an Ivy Tech Computer Science graduate. Vickie retired as a computer analyst for NWSC Crane. She was a member of First Assembly of God.

Vickie was a dedicated hospice volunteer and a volunteer counselor for women’s ministries. She was also very dedicated to her family and active in her grandchildren’s lives.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca (Eric) Reed of Bedford, Pami Jo Arthur of Bedford, Randy John (Tammy Scoggan) of Bedford; grandchildren, Tyler (Jesse) Reed, Jeffery Arthur, Landon Reed; step-grandchildren, Darien, Mason and Brayden Maserve; three great-grandchildren, Triton Reed, Makena Arthur, Eric Reed; one brother, Danny (Conner) Raber; one niece, Nicole Raber; one nephew, Jefferson Raber; special friends, John and Terri Scoggan of Bedford, Vicki Silvers, Joyce, Jenny and Jackie Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Daniel Austin Reed.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 with the service being at 6:00 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or American Heart Association.

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

John White

April 26, 1972 — Nov. 12, 2019

John Teige White, 47, of Solsberry, passed away Monday, November 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 26, 1972 in Cedartown, Georgia, he was the son of Keith and Debbie (Lorren) White. He married Jennifer Cain on December 14, 2002 and she survives. John worked at Cook in Bloomington and was a member of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer; brothers, Ashley (Candi) Witt and Beau White; mother, Debbie White; step-father, Charlie Witt; father-in-law, Clyde (Bonnie) Cain; brothers-in-law, David Watson and Joe Watson; aunts, Penny (Michael) Shelton, Connie Bonds and Andrea (Robert) Greenway; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith and his uncle Joel.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 P.M. noon on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Cpt. Donna Rose officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Gloria Todd

July 02, 1953 — Nov. 14, 2019

Gloria Jean (Gould) Todd, 66, of Orleans, passed away at 10:10 PM, November 14, 2019 at her son’s residence.

She was born July 2, 1953 in Paoli, Indiana, the daughter of William and Barbara (Strange) Gould. She was a graduate of Orleans High School Class of 1972. She was a member of the Mitchell VFW. Gloria loved reading, going to yard sales and listening to Elvis music.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick Gould of Orleans and Christopher Todd of Gig Harbor, Washington, five grandchildren; Abby, Spencer, Benny, Tori and Ethan; one great grandson, Nash; one sister, Carol Neal of Bedford, Indiana, and one brother, Larry Hawk of Champagne, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Stephen and one sister, Sheila, both in infancy.

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Robert Weddell

Nov. 27, 1989 — Nov. 13, 2019

Robert LeRoy Weddell, 29 of Brownstown passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

He was born November 27, 1989 in Seymour, Indiana to Doug and Wendy Weddell. He graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 2008. He worked at Kimberly Trailer Park as a maintenance man before going to his current job as a loader operator with Irving Materials, Inc. His many loves included hunting, fishing, working on cars and spending time with his family.

Surviving to cherish Rob’s memories are his fiancé, Mikie Durbin, children, Gracelyn, Charles and Brianna, his parents, Doug and Wendy Weddell, brothers, Jim Weddell and Josh Hallett, aunts, Cindy Smith, Trish Ross and Jonetta Engleking, uncles, John Brooks, Jerry Weddell and, Darl Strong, grandfather, LeRoy Strong, cousins, Corey Strong, Joe Brooks, J.J. Brooks, Jacob Brooks and Tori Brooks and nephew, Douglas Scott Weddell, II.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Robert and Edith Louise Meadors, his grandmother, Sharon Strong, his uncle, Hugh LeRoy Strong II and cousins, Chad Engleking and Brooke Weddell.

A visitation where friends and family may gather to remember Rob will be from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, IN 47274.

Memorials may be made in Rob’s memory to Payton Manning Children’s Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children through Burkholder Chapel.

Please share memories and condolences at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

Donald Lane

Donald Jerome Lane, 88, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Nov. 12. The family has chosen cremation with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Gloria Butler

Gloria C. (Fletcher) Butler, 72, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 13. Cremation was chosen with no services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

November 15, 2019

Conrad Nelson

Sept. 25, 1934 — Nov. 14, 2019

Conrad M. Nelson, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born September 25, 1934 in Bedford, he was the son of Oman Carl and Anna Marguerite (Robbins) Nelson. He married Catheleen Cheek on June 13, 1953 and she preceded him in death on October 26, 2017. He retired in 1990 from Civil Service and from the National Guard in 1994 after thirty-three years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Elaine Nelson, of Bloomington and Sherri Lynn Nelson, of Jasper; a son, Oman Lee Nelson and wife, Madelyn, of Springville; grandchildren, Christopher Nelson, Jordan (Angel) Manning, Austin Manning and Brady Manion, all of Bedford and Amy (Lane) Hewitt, of Mitchell; great grandchildren, Caitlyn Hewitt, Alexis, Gabriel, and Hattie Nelson, Hadley and Lincoln Manning. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Sandra Leigh Nelson; a son-in-law, Sgt. Steve Axsom, MCSD.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, November 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, November 17th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Baptist Church or Oolitic Kiwanis Club.

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

Phillip Deer

Nov. 01, 1946 — Nov. 12, 2019

Phillip Deer of Springville, IN passed away November 12 surrounded by family and friends.

Born Nov. 1st 1946 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of Kenneth and Lucille (Hoeping) Deer who preceded him in death. He married Linda Henderson on Sept 1, 1967 and she preceded him in death in 2003. Phillip married Debi Teems on July 10, 2004 and she survives.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Myers of Springville. Jaimee Deer-Strunk and husband Alvin Strunk of Bedford. Grandchildren, Caitlin Brinkman (Andrew) of Terre Haute, Kelsey Colson (Jeff) of Williams, Daniel Strunk, and Jordan Strunk of Bedford. One great grandson, Rowen Brinkman and another expected to arrive in May 2020. Nine brothers and sisters, Steve (MaryAnne) Deer, Kathy (Jerry) Kiefer, Theresa (Don) Armborst, Anita Deer, Tom (Pat) Deer, Becky Martin, Kenny (Terry) Deer, , Mary (Doug) Schubert, and a close cousin Judy Hoeping. In addition to 9 brothers and sisters, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother in infancy and a nephew, Brian Kiefer.

He retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 136 after more than 40 years of plumbing. His hobbies included spending time with family, attending activities for his grandchildren and family and friends, and visiting the various casinos within Indiana and throughout the United States. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was hard working, kind hearted, selfless, giving, trustworthy, and always willing to lend a hand. He is deeply loved and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Parkinson’s foundation, www.parknson.org or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Dr., Bedford, IN 47421 in Phil’s name.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be November 30, 2019 at French Lick Resort, Hoosier room B from Noon to 6pm. Please come celebrate Phil’s life with us.

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

George Carpenter

April 06, 1950 — Nov. 12, 2019

George F. Carpenter, 69, of Martinsville passed away November 12, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis, Indianapolis.

He was born Thursday, April 6, 1950 to Coy L. and Edith V. (Bolin) Carpenter in Martinsville, Indiana. He married his wife, Patricia A. “Patty” (Thacker) Carpenter on July 31, 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia A. Carpenter; sons, Brian Carpenter of Martinsville, Travis Carpenter and his wife Crystal of Martinsville; daughter, Tracy Bailey of Martinsville; brothers, Donald “Don” Carpenter, John Carpenter, James “Jim” Carpenter, William “Bill” Carpenter, Coy “Butch” Carpenter, and Raymond Carpenter; sisters, Margaret Snowden, Lola Christman, and Sharon Anderson; grandchildren, Nicholas Watkins, Kaitlynn Bailey, Landon Carpenter, and Elizabeth Carpenter; great grandchildren, Emmett Feltner and Jeremy Watkins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jesse Carpenter, Robert Carpenter, and Richard Carpenter; sisters, Rita Ferran and Mildred Allen.

Visitation will be Monday, November 18, 2019 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, Indiana. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.costinfuneralchapel.com

November 14, 2019

Charles Ely

Aug. 10, 1931 — Nov. 12, 2019

Charles Ely, 88, of Oolitic, died at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 10, 1931 in Harlan, KY, he was the son of Isom and Martha (Napier) Ely. He married Lois Yeary on September 7, 1951 and she survives. He was a master truck driver and farmer. He was a member of the Laborers and Hod Carriers Union #741. He was an avid lover of horse pulls, fairs, farming, and raising cattle.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Oolitic; a daughter, Charlene and husband, Jim, of Martinsville. He was preceded in death by his parents and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lewis Seward and Ron officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 15th and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, November 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bertha’s Mission or the Men’s Warming Shelter of Bedford.

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

Robert Allbright

June 25, 1931 — Nov. 12, 2019

Robert Kenneth Allbright, age 88 of Shoals, passed away at 2:23 PM Tuesday, November 12, at his home on High Street.

He was born June 25, 1931 in Lost River Township to Oscar B. Allbright Sr. and Florence (Waggoner) Melvin. He married Patricia Gibson Warren on September 14, 1985 at Waggoner’s Chapel in Shoals.

He is survived by his wife and two step-sons, Gregory Lee Warren of Loogootee and James Marshall Warren of Newtonville, Indiana; one brother, George Allbright and Brenda Smoot of Shoals; and three sisters, Joyce (John) Jones of Shoals, Betty Jo Guthrie of Orleans and Edith Davis of Shoals.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one brother Ray Allbright, and one sister, Vondale Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will be in the Waggoner’s Chapel Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service Friday.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condlences may be expressed by clicking on www.fergusonlee.com

Timothy Slaten

March 09, 1952 — Nov. 12, 2019

Timothy M Slaten, 67 of French Lick, Indiana, passed away Monday November 12, 2019 at IU Health in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born March 9, 1952 in Paoli, IN to Jessie Porter Slaten and Wanda Ratliff Slaten. He married Carol Ann Middleton on May 5, 1973 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sheila Pearson.

Timothy was a retired truck driver for Shelby Trucking in Mitchell, Indiana. He was an avid IU, Colts, and Cowboys fan. He enjoyed playing cornhole, basketball, softball, football, and fishing with his entire family and their close friends. Timothy wasn’t only dad to his children, but to all their friends and the neighborhood kids. He was a papaw to ten children and anyone else he met over the years. His house was the hangout after school for all his grandkids and their friends. He went to all the games and competitions for all his kids and grandkids. Timothy was married to Carol for 46 beautiful years and you wouldn’t find a love greater than theirs.

Survivors include his Spouse, Carol Ann Slaten of French Lick, Indiana; Son, Kenneth Joel Slaten of Paoli, Indiana; 3-Daughters, Beverly Sue Heath and Scott Brown of Dubois, Indiana, Amy Dee and Wayne Fehribach of West Baden, Indiana, Kimberly Dawn Slaten and Shannon Karnes of French Lick, Indiana; 2-Brothers, Phillip Slaten of Paoli, Indiana, Mike Slaten of French Lick, Indiana; 4-Sisters, Lois Nelson of West Baden, Indiana, Angela Hutslar of French Lick, Indiana, Jennifer Cox of Orangeville, Indiana, Yolonda Asbell of West Baden, Indiana; 10- Grandchildren, and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday November 16, 2019 at the New Life Community Church (Old Honeydew) located at 8183 West State Road 56, West Baden Springs, Indiana.

Visitation to be held Saturday November 16, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. with a meal following the service for friends and family. Kyle Chase will be officiating.

Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Phillip Deer

Phillip A. Deer, 73, of Springville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 13, 2019

Michael Bailey Jr.

Sept. 19, 1976 — Nov. 11, 2019

Michael S. Bailey, Jr., 43, of Bedford, died at 10:30 am on Monday, November 11, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 19, 1976 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Michael S. Bailey, Sr. and Linda (Robbins) Nicholson. He worked in quality control for RTB-Rehab Construction. Michael loved fishing, playing guitar, and being outdoors. He was very artistic and loved helping people. He was proud of his kids and loved spending time with them.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Linda and David Nicholson, of Bedford; his father, Michael S. Bailey, Sr., of Bedford; three children, Bryanna and Willow Bailey, and Zaryn Daugherty; a brother, Travis Bailey, of Bedford; step-brother, Tony Nicholson and wife, Lori, of Fayetteville; step-sister, Yvonne Doane, of Bloomington; nieces and nephews, Drew Bailey, Salena Bailey, Jaydelyn McCain, Alex Nicholson, Macee Nicholson, and Meagan McClain; his spiritual mother, Monda Girgis, of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Botts, of Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mary Robbins; his paternal grandfather, Fred Bailey, and his cousin, Greg Berry, who he considered a brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to a trust fund for his children. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Shirley Williams

Oct. 28, 1935 — Oct. 23, 2019

Shirley C. Williams, 83, of Oolitic, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 28, 1935, in Daviess Co., she was the daughter of Elza and Mary (Thomas) Roach. She retired as an assembler for Thomson Consumer Electronics after thirty-three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Carol Owens, of Virginia; a son-in-law, Cleavon Parker of Bedford; three grandsons; four great grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Roach, of Arkansas; a sister, Judith Figg, of Ellettsville; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Roach, of Springville, and Darlene Roach of McCordsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tim Williams; a daughter, Catherine Parker; two brothers, Donald Roach and Norman Roach; a grandson, Michael Hanks; a son-in-law, Roger Inman.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Cecil Franklin

Oct. 08, 1945 — Nov. 12, 2019

Cecil Laroy “Rock” Franklin, 74, of Greenwood, passed away at his residence at 3:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1945, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Claude Cecil Franklin and Bertha “Bobo” Mary Elizabeth (Korfhage) Franklin. He married Judith (Sons) Franklin on March 16, 1979, and she survives. Cecil worked in business management.

Survivors include his wife, Judith (Sons) Franklin of Greenwood; three sons, Gregory (Jackie) Franklin of Sanford, Florida, Scott (Dawn) Velasquez of Melbourne, Florida and Troy (Wendy) Franklin of Carmel; two daughters, Trisha (Velasquez) Wininger and husband Steve of Bedford and Roxi (Franklin) Baum and husband Mike of Arlington, Virginia; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, Darrell Franklin and Danny Franklin; and two sisters, Susan Byrd and Myrna Kellerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Terry, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Max Rutherford

Dec. 16, 1943 — Nov. 11, 2019

Max Ray Rutherford, 75 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Monday November 11, 2019 at his residence.

He was born December 16, 1943 in Paoli IN to Clifford and Maxine Maris Rutherford. He married Linda Kibler and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and Son-in-Law, Dr. Bill McDonald.

Max was a US Army Reserve Veteran and a self-employed retired truck driver. He was a member of the Orange County Saddle Club. Max enjoyed horseback riding, bird hunting, and spending time with his family and dog Annie.

Survivors include his 2 Sons, Marc & Dorothy Rutherford of French Lick, Indiana, Derek Walton of Mitchell, Indiana; 2 Daughters, Leigh & Al Becht of Paoli, Indiana, Lindsay McDonald of Hardinsburg, Indiana; a Brother, Donald R & Shirley Rutherford of Paoli, Indiana; 8- Grandchildren, 2 Great-grandchildren; Max is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday November 14, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana. Visitation to be held Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and from 9:00 A.M. until time of service on Thursday. Interment will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery. Clifton Coulter will be officiating

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or pay it forward and make someone smile.  Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Dianna Reed

Dianna L. Reed, 57, of Bloomfield, died Monday, Nov. 11. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

November 12, 2019

Catherine Parker

Jan. 30, 1955 — Nov. 04, 2019

Catherine Lee Parker, 64, of Bedford, died at 2:20 am on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born January 30, 1955 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Carl and Shirley (Roach) Williams. She married Cleavon Parker on June 8, 2002 and he survives. She worked in housekeeping at Bloomington Convalescent Center and I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Cleavon, of Bedford; a son, Greg Inman and wife, Sue, of Greene Co.; a sister, Lisa Owens, of Virginia; an uncle, Ronnie Roach, of Arkansas; an aunt Judy Figg, of Ellettsville; two sisters-in-law, Betty Paige, and Maxine Carlock and husband, Lavern, all of Austin, TX; two grandsons; several other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tim Williams.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Terry Kimble

Feb. 24, 1958 — Nov. 09, 2019

Terry E. Kimble, 61, of Orleans, passed away at 11:30 AM on November 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born February 24, 1958 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Clifford and Carol (Judd) Kimble. He was a graduate of Orleans High School Class of 1976. He was a farmer and a mechanic for farm machinery. He was a member of the NRA, a member of FFA in high school and a member of the Antique Machinery Association. He was a collector of toy tractors and metal signs. He enjoyed attending farm machinery shows.

He is survived by seven aunts and uncles: Agatha Kimble of Mitchell, IN, Doug (Janice) Kimble of Mitchell, IN, Cathy (Junior) Roop of Campbellsburg, IN, and John (Wanita) Kimble of Niles, Michigan. Several cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Randy Kimble and three uncles; Carl Kimble, Charles Kimble and Thomas Kimble.

The funeral will be Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Greg Matthews officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Christian Cemetery at a later date.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ochstetrick.net

Thelma Fagg

Dec. 30, 1921 — Nov. 11, 2019

Thelma Louise Fagg, 97, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at the home of her daughter.

Born December 30, 1921, in Big Springs, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Otto and Lena Marie (Dehning) Brauckmuller. She married William Richard Fagg December 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death September 2, 1992.

Thelma was a homemaker. She was a very supportive minister’s wife 27 years. Thelma taught Sunday school, belonged to the women’s group, supported missions, and volunteered in the local food pantry. She enjoyed bowling and primitive camping. Thelma was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus and attended the Mitchell First Baptist Church. She was a good servant and encourager.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Louise Michael of Mitchell, Pamela Irene Crippen of Columbus, Richard Earle (Janet) Harris of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Eric Alan Michael, James Crippen, Lauren Crippen, Andrea Hasse, and Cheryl Bridgins; great grandchildren, Hayden, Ethan, Logan, Bella, Ayden, Amanda, and Joe; sisters, Ruby Vallis of Salina, Kansas, Norma Saathoff of Lincoln, Nebraska, Irene Kruse of Lincoln Nebraska.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Chester Braukmuller, Dorothy Bauler, and Verna Hayes, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus with Reverend Don Humphrey officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Memorial Baptist Church

Online condolences to the family can be expressed by visiting chastainfuneralhome.com

Wilma Dewitt

March 21, 1924 — Nov. 08, 2019

Wilma D Dewitt, 95 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday November 8, 2019 at her residence.

She was born March 21, 1924 in Carolton, Kentucky to Dean Stout and Mildred T Cain Stout. She was married to Andrew Dewitt and he precedes her in death

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son Larry Eugene Dewitt; daughters Sandra & Patricia and Barbara Lamb; brothers Blan, Charles “Pete”, and Buford Stout.

Wilma was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Paoli She was a housewife and enjoyed spending time with her family and volunteering in the Christian Ministry. Wilma enjoyed singing gospel music.

Survivors include two Sons, Buford and Rita Dewitt of Paoli, IN., Andrew & Jeanie Dewitt of Evanston, IN.; two Daughters, Debrah Sue and Greg Yeski of Florida, Connie Dewitt of Paoli, IN., a Sister, Linda Marshall of Paoli, IN., twelve Grandchildren, twenty-four Great-Grandchildren, and four Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday November 12, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation to be held at the funeral home Monday November 11, 2019 from 4:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M and 9 AM until time of service Tuesday. Interment will be at the Stampers Creek Cemetery Paoli IN.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Pastor Buford Dewitt will officiate.  Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Martin Frank Sr.

May 21, 1928 — Nov. 11, 2019

Martin John Frank Sr. passed away at his home on November 11, 2019 at the age of 91.

He was born May 21, 1928 in Louisville, KY to parents Albert Frank and Mary (Thomas) Frank. He first married Verna Catherine Miller on June 6, 1948, she passed away August 5, 1977. Martin later married Roselene Miller on July 26, 1985, she passed away November 3, 2008. Martin was a World War II US Air Force Veteran. He retired from Whiteside Chemical Co. of Louisville, KY, and he was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Survivors include his Sons, Martin John Frank Jr. of Orleans, Danny Jerome Frank of Panama City Beach FL, Ronald Bowman of New York & Bruce Bowman of New York; Daughters, Donna Lynn Frank of Dale, Mary Katrina Wann of Paoli, Pamela Dawn Wolfe of Paoli, Sharon Brockman of Ohio, Janet Harris & Sondra Breckle both of Kentucky; 14 Grand Children, 28 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great- Grandchild; Sisters, June Carpenter and Zita Frank both of Kentucky; and a Brother, Leo Frank of New Albany.

Martin was preceded in death by his brothers, AJ Frank and Robert Frank; sisters, Anna Smiddy, Jean Coleman and Virginia Browning.

VIsitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, November 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church of Paoli. Funeral Mass will be 10am Friday, November 15 at the church. Father Peter Gallagher will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

Online condolences may be made by clicking on www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Wanda Mays

May 06, 1941 — Nov. 10, 2019

Mrs. Wanda Fay Mays, age 78, of Salem, passed away Sunday, November 10 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mrs. Mays was born May 6, 1941 in Washington County, Indiana the daughter of Thomas Dowling Sr. and Amba Spurgeon Dowling. She retired after 33 years with the Salem Police Department as a Dispatcher.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lemond Mays. She is also survived by three sons: Danny Mays, David Mays and Timmy Mays all of Salem, a daughter: Tammy Goss of Pekin, two sisters: Danna Sease of Salem and Carolyn Dale of Galena, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her daughter: Judy Hinton, three brothers: Thomas Dowling Jr., Jesse Dowling and Everett Fleenor, five sisters: Doris Dunn, Fern Frost, Thelma Sease, Kathy Baker, and Linda Dowling, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be made by clicking on www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Robert Durham

April 08, 1945 — Nov. 10, 2019

Robert L. Durham, 74, of Ellettsville, died Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 8, 1945 in Monroe Co., he was the son of Charles W. and Norma (Sexton) Durham. He married Joni Austin on August 6, 1996 and she survives. He retired from G.E. as a controlman.

Survivors include his wife, Joni, of Bloomington; his father, Charles Durham, of Bloomington; two children, Debbie Durham and Matt Durham, both of Bloomington; a brother, Mike Durham, of Ellettsville; a sister, Gloria Fritch, of Bloomington.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mary “Jerene” Wigley

Mary “Jerene” (York) Wigley , 80 , of Bedford, died Friday, Sep. 20. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 from 2-4 P.M. at Bedford Free Methodist Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Located at 630 R Street. Everyone is welcome to come share stories and celebrate Jerene’s life.

Dale Cooper Sr.

Dale R. Cooper Sr. , 92 , of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 3. Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. on Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 at the funeral chapel. Burial in Ikerd Cemetery.

Douglas Barrett

Douglas Duane Barrett, 54, of Bedford, died Friday, Nov. 8. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

November 11, 2019

Judith Smith

July 02, 1933 — Nov. 10, 2019

Judith Lea Smith 86, of Springville, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Born July 2, 1933 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Mabel Merle (Clark) Ironmonger.

She was an administrative assistant at Indiana University and also worked for the Eastern-Greene Branch of the Greene County Library. She was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church and CWF with the church. She loved farm life, counting cows and setting on the front porch. She enjoyed reading, sewing and traveling when she could get away from the farm. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family.

Surviving relatives include: her daughters, Jeri Mae Whaley (Don) of Springville and Jayne Lea Scott (Raymond) of Bloomfield; her grandchildren, D. Jerrod Whaley of Bloomington, J. Heath Whaley of Springville, Alysia McIntosh (Josh) of Bloomfield and Austin Scott (Sierra) of Bloomfield; great grandchildren, Nicholas Whaley, Mazie Jayne McIntosh, Joel Whaley and Ezra Jo McIntosh; and one sister, Jane Walker (Jim) of Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Smith, Jr. on February 13, 2013; two children, Little Joe and Joni Kay; siblings, Norman Ironmonger and Shirley Owens and her mother, Mabel M. Ironmonger.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Cincinnati Christian Church, with Rev. Kurt Moffitt and Rev. Troy Borst officiating. Interment will follow in Dishman cemetery in rural Springville.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the Cincinnati Christian Church. Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice.

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

November 10, 2019

Jack Saks Jr.

Sept. 17, 1938 — Nov. 07, 2019

Jack Morris Saks Jr., 81, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.

Born, September 17, 1938 in Gadsden, Alabama he was the son of Jack M. Saks Sr. and Rosabel (Myer) Saks. Jack attended University of Alabama where he was a manager for Coach Bear Bryant. Jack came to Bloomington in the early 1960’s. He spent the next 30 years working for Monroe Beverage selling Miller beer products.

Retirement wasn’t for Jack he worked part time for Motor Service and Napa Auto Parts. Anyone that knew Jack, knew he loved his job and all of the people that he met through the years. Jack loved life and lived every day to the fullest.

He enjoyed auto racing and made yearly trips to the Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400, and The Formula One race.

His love of horse racing took him to Keeneland Race Track every year. In the fall you could find Jack and Linda in their motor home at Franklin College Football Games tailgating and watching their grandson play.

He loved following all sports, whether it be on television or reading newspapers. But more than anything Jack loved being around his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda (Thomas) Saks and his three daughters; Jackie Jackson (Brad), Jodi Key and Jeri Gossman (Dave), seven grandchildren; Taylor and Jordy Jackson, Kaegen, Lily and Tate Key, and Jack and Nate Gossman, great grandson; Ryker Tague. He also has a brother Charles “Bo” Saks (June) of Norfolk, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Rosabel. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.

The family will receive friends 2:00-7:00pm Friday, November 15, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington, IN.

Jack was an avid supporter of the Indianapolis Zoo (donorrelations@indyzoo.com) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital (donors@stjude.org). In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Jacks name to either of these.

To share a memory or offer condolence visit thefuneralchapel.net

Stephannie Tecuapetla-Paliero

Aug. 06, 1964 — Nov. 07, 2019

Stephannie K. Tecuapetla-Paliero (Sechrest), of Martinsville, left us too soon November 7, 2019.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time.

To view a full obituary visit www.legacycremationfuneral.com

Gary Page

Gary S. Page, 75, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

November 09, 2019

Phyllis Thompson

July 11, 1948 — Nov. 07, 2019

Phyllis E. Thompson, 71, a long time resident of the Springville area, passed away at 1:49 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2019, in her home surrounded by family.

Born July 11, 1948 in Vallejo, California. She was the daughter of Otto and Lynn (Doughtery) Hays. Phyllis had two half siblings; a brother on her mother’s side and a sister on her father’s side. Phyllis pursued a career in the medical field as an LPN. In 1968 she met her husband, Ronald E. Thompson in Anaheim, California. They moved back to Springville where they’ve been for over 51 years.

Phyllis was many things: a wife; mother; grandmother; a best friend; a partner in all ventures, and above all she was an animal lover. When she moved to Springville newly married, she hadn’t had much farm experience but that quickly changed. They started off with a full-fledged hog farm where she farrowed the pigs and ran the nursery. Then eventually got into pure bred Simmental cattle where the two boys started to show 4-H. Phyllis and Ron became 4-H beef leaders and joined the fair board.

At that time the 4-H fair had plans to grow and they volunteered to head up the entertainment committee. Phyllis really excelled at this as they attended the national fair convention in December each year in Las Vegas for over 10 years. They booked magic acts, animal acts, illusionists but Phyllis gave the most input on music acts who included some big-name acts helping make the Lawrence County fair a show to attend each year — Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, Confederate Railroad, Billy Dean, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lone Star and many others.

Since she was a little girl Phyllis had always loved horses. Her father would drive an hour both ways to a barn in California for her to ride. Since getting married she and Ronald have had horses off and on but really got into them after the arrival of their granddaughter, Allison. Under the farm name Three T Rockies, they have established one of the top Kentucky Mountain horse breeding and training facilities in the country. Every horse exhibits the personality and love Phyllis exposed them too each day from birth with hands of love and trust.

Whether at horse shows winning Indiana Championships or in Kentucky winning International Championships, her personality always impressed the competition and public. The best salesman became owners of their horses, Phyllis set the tone of training with love and an apple. Whether it was a pig, cow, horse or kitty the animals always met the visitors at the gate. Phyllis was truly an animal’s friend. Our veterinarian said he hoped to come back as one of Phyllis’s horses.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Thompson of Springville; sons, Kevin Thompson of Springville and Scott (Laura) Thompson of Lexington, South Carolina; granddaughter, Allison Thompson of Springville; stepgranddaughters, Laura Gayle Girdler and Alexa Anselmo of South Carolina; mother-in-law, Nova Thompson of Springville; sisters-in-law, Jerry Young of California, Marilyn Gayle (Ben) Kimmel and Carolyn Martin of Springville; nephews, Darren (Libby) Kimmel of Seymour, Travis (Blair) Kimmel of Martinez, Georgia and Jared Martin of Bedford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lynn Hays; half-brother, Don Young; father-in-law, Hobert Thompson; and brother-in-law, Bobby Martin

A celebration of life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White River Humane Society or an animal rescue of your choice.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Clark

Dec. 04, 1944 — Nov. 06, 2019

Richard Dale Clark, 74, of Columbus, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Clark was born Dec. 4, 1944, in Bedford, the son of Gerald K. and Helen V. Davis Clark. He married Patricia A. Blythe, May 29, 1964. She preceded him in death April 11, 2017.

Richard retired from Cummins Engine Company in 2004 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Lakeview Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, reading, going to movies and I.U. Basketball.

Survivors include his sons, Gary (Michele) Clark of Columbus and Matt (Laura) Clark of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Adam, Noah, Elizabeth, Joshua, Joel and Sarah Clark; and his sisters, Louella Cagle of Bedford and Janice (Glen) Westbrook of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Leroy Clark and Kenneth Clark. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus, with Jerry Lancaster officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m.until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Clark family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.

Ted Parker

Nov. 05, 1943 — Nov. 08, 2019

Ted Allen Parker, 76, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Holister, California, he was the son of Russell and Geraldine I. (Smith) Parker. He married Gail Carole Bigham June 12, 1963, and she preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2006. He married Nicole Bowling Dec. 28, 2011. Ted retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center — Crane with 31 years of service as plastic molding department supervisor. He has umpired sports since 1964 and coached Babe Ruth and Little League from 1965-1977. He directed Little League from 1993-1996. In 1971 he formed the high school girls track team.

Ted coached the girls softball team in 1977, then took over the league in 1978. In 1979, he built the softball field from the ground up and maintained it until 2008. Ted coached the high school fast pitch team from 2004-2008. He also started the men’s 35 + softball league. Ted coached three generations of community children.

His hobbies included playing golf, woodworking, watching the Chicago Bears and University of Louisville.

He attended the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, and was honored as Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year and Times-Mail Hometown Hero.

Ted was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole Parker of Mitchell; children, Rob (Amy) Parker of Mitchell, Jill (Mark) Morse of Mitchell, and Jamie (Rick) Philpott of Mitchell; stepchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Cavin of Hixson, Texas, Myrsaides (Stephen) Cavin Ayers of Red Bank, Tennessee and Mia Cavin of Chattanooga, Tennessee; grandchildren, Jesse (Allison) Parker, Emma Parker, Stacy (Gary) Rayhill, Cory Philpott, Ricci (Joe) Applegate, Cari (Jathan) Harper, Alix Richey and Jeri Philpott; step grandchildren, Emma Cavin, Rowan Cavin, Joel Alford, Audrey Ayers; Eric Morse,

Bridget Morse and Natalie Morse; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sue Abril of Fresno, California, Jay D. Parker of Avondale, Arizona and Paulette Bell of Fresno, California. His parents; wife; and siblings, Dell Parker, Shirley DeMello, Sally Kleim, Ronnie Parker and Brenda Brisco, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneral home.com.

Jacqueline Foster

Feb. 14, 1950 — Nov. 08, 2019

Jacqueline M. (Shoultz) Foster, 69, of Bedford, died Friday, Nov. 8. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.The family has chosen cremation.

November 08, 2019

James Way Jr.

Oct. 25, 1951 — Nov. 07, 2019

James Harold Way, Jr., 68, of Bedford, died at 10:58 am on Thursday, November 07, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 25, 1951 in Bedford, he was the son of James H. Way, Sr. and Mary Francis (Pannell) Way. He married Brenda Hagstrom on May 12, 1973 and she survives. He retired from the Air Force after twenty years of service then worked as a programmer analyst through a government contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Bedford; two daughters, Shannon Reinhart and husband, Daniel, of Loogootee and Heather Way, of Shoals; seven grandchildren, Misty Bough, Christie Bough, Kimberly Bough, Nicholas Reinhart, James Way, Brycen Reinhart, and Robert Bough; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Oliver; sister-in-law, Linda Maharry and nephew, Chuck Maharry, whom resided with him; a sister, Ina Mack and husband, Dale, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings; Marcia Blanton, Rose Pruett, Betty Davis, and Mark Steven Way.

James wanted everyone to know how much he loved his family.

James’ wishes were to be cremated. There will be a private service at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Charles Sutche

April 08, 1939 — Nov. 05, 2019

Charles J. Sutche, 80, of Martinsville, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Plainfield Health Care Center on what would have been he and his wife Sharon’s 61st wedding anniversary.

He was born Saturday, April 8, 1939 to the late Larry W. and Thelma E. (Allen) Sutche in Owego, New York. On November 5, 1958, he married his wife, Sharon S. (Liddle) Sutche who passed away May 24, 2004.

Charles attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Martinsville and was employed at Tony’s Trailor Service as a mechanic for 21 years until his retirement in 1997. Prior to that, he worked for 17 years at Strohm Warehouse in Beech Grove. Charles loved collecting junk, tinkering, and taking things apart but above all, loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Penny Sutche, Valerie Mings, Charles Jerome Kukman, II, Cathy Smith, Robin Miller, Annette Peyton, Barbara Mathis, Cindy Ferrand, Amy Ferguson, Ricky Kukman; brother, George Sutche; grandchildren, Nathan McFarland, Kia Bolin, Andrew Mings and his wife Rebel, Cassie Mings-Bonner and her husband Dustin, April Roberts, Zac Atwood, Barbara Price, Luke Stroud, Ben Stroud, Eva Powell-Stroud, Becky Stearley, Rose Ballard Spell, Barbara Navalance; son in law, David Stroud; eight great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his wife and parents; daughter, Toni Stroud; son-in-law, Randy Mings; sister, Mary Sutche.

Services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Costin Funeral Chapel. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Costin Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service Wednesday starting at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hall, Indiana.

Condolences may be made by visiting www.costinfuneralchapel.com

Barbara Bullock

Aug. 27, 1940 — Nov. 06, 2019

Barbara M. Bullock, 79, of Bedford, formerly of Palatine, Warrenville, and Villa Park, IL, died at 3:00 am on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born August 27, 1940, she was the daughter of Robert and Wanda (Ciolkosz) Swenson. She was a customer service representative for various businesses and was a member of Sherwood Oaks Church.

Survivors include daughters, Wendy Faber, Leann Maxwell-Burr, and Kristine Besic; a son, Robert Bullock; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Norman Swenson. She was preceded in death by a son, David.

Private services are planned. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

November 07, 2019

Ronald Phillips

Dec. 27, 1937 — Nov. 05, 2019

Ronald C. Phillips, 81, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

He was born on December 27, 1937 in Peoria, Illinois to Corwin C. and Helen Mary (Fancher) Phillips. Ronald married Karen Grant in Lovington, Illinois on October 20, 1956.

Survivors include his son, Jeff Phillips; grandsons, Matthew (Tea) Phillips and Jared (Carrie) Phillips; great-grandsons, Cameron, Liam and Reece; brothers, Norman and Rick Phillips.

He was predeceased by his parents and wife, Karen Phillips, and two siblings.  No services to be held at this time.

To share a memory or condolence visit www.honquestfh.com

Roy Terry

Feb. 24, 1936 — Nov. 06, 2019

Roy L. Terry, 83, of Bedford, died Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at his residence.

Born February 24, 1936 in Mitchell, he was the son of Lavere and Mabel (Baldwin) Terry. He married Rosalie Harris on October 11, 1957 and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2014. He had worked as an assembler at the Travelers Corporation then as a millworker at Robertson Milling Co. He later worked at General Electric as an assembler for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church and enjoyed reading, genealogy, and spending time with the grandkids.

Survivors include two sons, David Terry and wife, Christy, John Terry and wife, Jodi; a daughter, Melissa Kalber and husband, George; five grandchildren, Tyler Kalber and wife, Kendra, Katie Fordice and husband Jordan, Alex Kalber, Caroline Terry, and Brooke Terry; two great grandchildren, Kyten and Kellex Kalber; a sister, Janice Chastain; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Patrick Terry; two brothers, Everett “Pat” Terry and Joseph Terry and a sister, Pearl Ruth Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Assoc. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ervin Napier

Nov. 06, 1943 — Nov. 05, 2019

Mr. Ervin James Napier age 75 of Salem passed away Tuesday, November 5 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.  He was a United States Army Veteran.

There will be a military honors service held Friday, November 8th at 11:00 A.M. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Barbara Bullock

Barbara M. (Swenson) Bullock, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 06, 2019

Colleen Catlett

Jan. 18, 1931 — Nov. 05, 2019

Colleen Patsy Meadows Moore Catlett, 88, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Johnson Christian Village.

Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Delbert and Sylvia (Patton) Meadows. She married Wilbur Moore April 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1984. She was also married to Jim McGill and Jerry Catlett, both of whom preceded her in death. Colleen had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and the Bedford Medical Center. She loved children, animals, and living on the farm. Colleen was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her children, Charles Dean (Annetta) Moore of Mitchell, Thomas Gary Moore of Mitchell, Deborah Rose (John) Goen of Bedford, James Edward (Kathy) Moore of Bedford, and Beverly Ann Moore-Kern of Mitchell; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Her parents; husbands; son, Ricky Wayne Meadows; granddaughter, Trisha Renee Moore; and siblings, Norma Meadows and Frank Meadows Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneral home.com.

James Mills

Feb. 15, 1964 — Oct. 15, 2019

James Edward “JR” Mills, 55, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Born February 15, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Sandoria Dwight Mills and Linda L. (Garrison) Fox. He married Sonja Dawn Damron October 30, 1992.

JR was owner and operator and leased truck driver for VTI. He enjoyed his family, tractors, and was a member of Tri-County Tractor Club and attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sonja Mills of Mitchell; daughter, Hanna Nicole Mills of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Linda and George Fox of Mitchell; sister, Melissa Lynn Graves of Mitchell; brothers, Dwight Scott (Jennifer) Mills of Mitchell, and Rob (Tammy) Fox of Utah; and several nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, father, and uncle preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life Memorial from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Robinson Auction Services.

Norman Sipes

Aug. 26, 1939 — Oct. 29, 2019

Norman C. Sipes, 80, of Bedford died Oct. 29, 2019 at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Aug. 26, 1939 in Martin County, IN to Jasper “Jack” and Lillian (Hamilton) Sipes. He married Barbara Joan Hehe in July 1956, and she preceded him in death Sept. 2, 1993. He married Gail Barnes and she survives. He worked for Traders Point Hunt Club for 50 years. He loved being a professional Huntsman.

Survivors include his wife Gail Sipes; daughter Sherry Stolle (John); step-daughter Vicki Schubert; step-son Bob Schubert; grandchildren Alisha Brenneke (Nick), Amber Borcherding, Jordin Schubert, and Chelsie Schubert; and great-grandson Noah Borcherding; brothers Dexter Sipes (Becky) and Bob Sipes (Letha); sister Patty Gilson (Mark); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; as well as his beloved dog Pete.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joan, and sister Phyllis Brock.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, IN. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421. To leave a memory for the family visit FlannerBuchanan.com.

Dorothy Sullivan

Oct. 22, 1927 — Nov. 04, 2019

The Sullivan family grieves the loss of Dorothy Christine Sullivan at the age of 92.

She was born in Elkmont, Alabama to John and Gertrude Nix and raised with her two brothers and three sisters. On April 1, 1944, she married Harvey Brown Sullivan. Together they raised eight children. She was a homemaker and was of protestant faith. She will also be remembered as a caregiver.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Wendell (Jeanie) of Bedford, Wayne (Reva) of Bloomington, Roger (Judy) of Gosport, Jack of Paris, TN, Louise Bragg and Ann Grogan of Paris, TN and Barbara (Danny) Partin of Hollow Rock, TN. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and sons, David Lawrence and Robert Glenn in infancy, brothers, William Daniel Nix and Johnny Lavelle Nix and sisters, Willa Dean Mullis, Emily Gaynell Craig and Martha Ann Rudd.

Friends and family may visit from 11:00 AM until time of the funeral at 1:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Tabernacle of Praise, 1381 US Hwy 50, Bedford, IN 47421 with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at Rose Lawn Garden of Memory Cemetery in Decatur, Alabama. Arrangements entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Memorials may be given in Dorothy’s memory to White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Rd., Bedford, IN 47421. Please share memories and condolences at www.fergusonlee.com.

Danny Carter

Dec. 01, 1947 — Nov. 03, 2019

Danny Carter, age 71 of Scottsburg, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Baptist Health Floyd.

Born December 1, 1947 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Rose Marie (Jones). He was a machine operator with Print Pack in Bloomington and was also an independent construction contractor. He served during the Vietnam War as a SP4 in the U. S. Army, had been a resident of Scottsburg for the past 5 years, formerly of Mitchell and was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell High School. He loved his family and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Diana Marie (Terry) England and Chasity Dawn (Brandon) Smith; Fiancée Rebecca Nunn; Son: Drake Nunn; Step Son: Dawson Luman; Mother and Stepfather: Rose Marie and Jim Gentry; Brother: Steve Carter; Sister: Diana Bollhorst; Grandson’s: Eligah and Easton Smith, Dylan and Daniel England; Granddaughter: Alexis England and Great Grandson, Jacob England. He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Carter, brother: Jerry Carter and grandson: Jacob Whalin England.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Thursday.

Memorial Contributions can be sent to: Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas, 66675.  Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org

To express condolences or share a memory visit www.dawaltfuneralhome.com

Donald Thorlton

Nov. 18, 1935 — Nov. 03, 2019

Donald “Dode” Thorlton, 83 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday November 3, 2019 at his daughters’ home in Paoli.

He was born November 18, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky to William “Dode” Thorlton and Mabel Marie Walker Thorlton. He was preceded in death by his parents William “Dode” Thorlton and Mabel Marie Thorlton; sister Wilma Minton; and daughter Sandra Thorlton. Donald was a member of the Paoli Masonic Lodge #119 and attended Paoli Baptist Church. Donald retired from (Crane) Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Army Ammunition Activity. He was a US Army Veteran

Survivors include one Son, Jimmy and Jackie Thorlton of Paoli, IN; three Daughters, Susan Thorlton of Paoli, IN, Angela Thorlton of Ft Wayne, IN, and Tina Judd of Paoli, IN; ten Grandchildren, and nineteen Great-Grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday November 16,2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation to be held Saturday November 16, 2019 from 12:00P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Dale Cooper Sr.

April 12, 1927 — Nov. 03, 2019

Dale R. Cooper Sr., 92, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday, Nov. 3. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Wanda Murphy

Wanda Murphy, 81, of Bedford, died Monday, Nov. 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

November 05, 2019

Geraldine Brown

July 22, 1931 — Nov. 02, 2019

Geraldine “Gerry” (Salmon) Brown, 88, of Bedford, died at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born July 22, 1931 in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Walter Salmon and Lola (Bolding) Salmon. She married James Evans in 1950, and later married Robert W. Brown, Sr. in 1982; both preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School Class of 1949. She retired from Bedford Medical Center as a switchboard operator. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ, member of NARFE, and former member of Red Hat Society. Gerry loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are daughter, Janie Hunter of Heltonville, and son, Jeff (Terri) Evans of Williams; two stepsons, Bob Brown of Mitchell and Les Brown of Springs Valley; one stepdaughter, Sharon (Terry) Koppelman of Warba, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Brad (Carol) Cummings, Jamie (Lori) Cummings, Matt (Becky) Cummings, Amber (Jason) Chinn, all of Bedford, and Brandi Evans of Springville; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Pridemore of Bedford as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition are, Eugene and Peggy Brewer and their families who have been a lifelong extension of our family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers, Freddie, David and John Salmon, and one sister, Phyllis Robbins.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 12:00 noon until service time at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Southland Church of Christ.

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

Leona Bowers

Oct. 27, 1955 — Nov. 03, 2019

Leona Lucinda “Cindy” Bowers, 64, of Mitchell passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 27, 1955, in Bedford, Indiana, she was daughter of Labon Kern Jr. and Mary (Taylor) Kern. Cindy worked at Garden Villa in environmental services for 29 years. She also had worked for L&M Oil Company as well as Shelby Trucking. She loved fishing, riding four-wheelers, dancing and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen Center in Mitchell.

Surviving her are two daughters, Jessica French of Bedford, Lori (Jerry) Pierce of Mitchell; mother, Mary Kern of Mitchell; grandchildren, Michael French, Austin French, Heather Canada, Dalton Strunk; great-grandchildren, Haisley French, Haysen French, Jupiter French, Hennalee French due in December; two brothers, Joe (Melissa) Kern, Michael (Kim) Kern; two sisters, Lynn (Rick) Mosier, Amanda (Jimmy) Gross; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Kelly Kern, and one sister Debbie Miller.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Cecelia Magill and Rick Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

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

November 04, 2019

Evan Turpin

May 20, 1988 — Oct. 30, 2019

Evan Blake Turpin, 31, of Williams, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Denton Memorial Hospital in Denton, Texas following a brief illness.

Born May 20, 1988, in Bedford, he was the son of Theressa (Richard) Wade and Tim Turpin. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence Class of 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Combat Engineer in Afghanistan.

Evan attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church. He loved his children, was a die-hard University of Kentucky fan, loved life and could crack a joke in the spur of a moment. Evan was known to be loyal to a fault.

Evan was a heavy equipment operator for Turner Construction.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Turpin; one son, Zayden Turpin; one daughter, Alexa Turpin; three stepsons; mother, Theressa (Richard) Wade, of Williams; father, Tim Turpin, of Bedford; two brothers, Dustin (Katie) Turpin, of Bedford, and David (Kanisha) Turpin, of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Norma McDonald, of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Nila Burch, of Kansas; one stepbrother, Matthew (Elizabeth) Wade, of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Carl Burch Jr. and granny, Christine Strunk. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Joe Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at https://www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/ to assist the family with funeral expenses. The family requests that casual attire be worn to the funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Gwendolyn Foddrill

March 01, 1941 — Oct. 20, 2019

Gwendolyn Rosalie “Rosie” Foddrill, 78, of DeWitt, MI passed away on October 20, 2019 while at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

Rosie was born March 1, 1941 and grew up in Silverville, IN to parents Wayne & Bertha (Rose) Butler. She was a 1959 graduate of Fayetteville High School and attended Indiana University before she met Wayne “Bill” Foddrill. She and Bill married on May 30, 1963, making their home in Mitchell, IN where they enjoyed church, community and sports. They were both avid bowlers, making several trips to the Hoinke Classic tournament in Cincinnati. Their only child, Brian, was born in 1964. They enjoyed watching Brian compete in many different sports and traveled the country to follow his powerlifting competitions. In addition, she loved to craft, paint and collect Longaberger baskets.

She worked at Mills Market in Bedford, IN for many years and could recount many entertaining stories of her time there. She retired as Store Manager and moved to DeWitt, MI in 2010 to be closer to her three grandsons, who were the light of her life. Rain or shine, she rarely missed a football game, soccer match or wrestling meet. Rosie was a fantastic cook and excelled at baking. She made thousands of cookies, pies, and candies, much to the delight of family and friends. She will be sorely missed!

Rosie was preceded in death by her husband Bill and parents.

She is survived by her son Brian (Julie); grandsons Ben, Nate and Matt; brother Freddie (Carol) and many other family and friends.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th St, Bedford. Graveside services will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Silverville, IN at 11:00am on Thursday, November 7th. Donations in her honor may be made to Redeemer Church for the Food Pantry, 13980 Schavey Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820.

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

Logan Tipton

June 08, 1999 — Nov. 01, 2019

Logan M. Tipton, 20, of Bedford, died at 11:22 am on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Born June 8, 1999, in Bedford, he was the son of Lester Tipton Jr. and Dawn Tipton of Bedford. He married Kari Hopper on September 24, 2018 and she survives. He was a carpet installer.

Survivors include his wife Kari of Bedford; his mother Dawn Tipton of Bedford; one son, Aiden Tipton of Bedford; step-dad, Kenneth Bireley of Bedford; two sisters, Tesla Case and husband Ryan of Bedford, Rosie Tipton of Bedford; one brother, Mason Tipton of Bedford; grandparents, Joan Ayers-Kirn and Anthony Ayers of Bedford; Papaw, Lester Tipton Sr. or Bedford; Nana, Susie Nicholson of Bedford; great-grandmother, Janet Glasgow of Springville; aunts and uncles, Katrina Craig and husband Daniel of Mitchell, Cliff Tipton and wife Katie of Oolitic, Jeff Ayers and wife Jennifer of Shorewood, IL, Kenneth McLaughlin and wife Becky of Columbus, IN, and Crystal Tipton of Noblesville. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Tipton Jr., grandmother, Kathy Tipton Fish and cousins, Brady Morrow and Bobby Tipton.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

To express condolences or light a candle visit www.daycater.com

Kurt Aikman

Aug. 08, 1951 — Nov. 02, 2019

Kurt J. Aikman, of Paoli, passed away November 2, 2019 at his home, at the age of 68.

He was born August 8, 1951 in Chicago, IL to parents, Paul & Sabina (Wurblusky) Aikman. He married Danielle Boryca April 2, 1971. Kurt worked as a car transporter for Jack Cooper Transport of Bowling Green, KY.

He is survived by his wife Danielle Aikman of Paoli; sons, Edward Aikman and fiance Amanda Cooper of Paoli, Erik Aikman and spouse Kelly of Mt. Washington, KY; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4-8pm Tuesday, November 5 at McAdams Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Brian Cannello

July 05, 1977 — Oct. 30, 2019

Mr. Brian Joseph Cannello, age 42, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, October 30 at St. Vincent Hospital of Salem.

Mr. Cannello was born July 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Joseph and Mary Gross Cannello. He was an employee of Samtec in Scottsburg.

Brian is survived by his children: Alexander Cannello of Salem, June Cannello of New Albany and Penelope Canello of Salem, his life partner: Laurie Sorrels and her children: Alex and Tennille Sorrels of Salem, his parents: Joseph and Mary Cannello of Salem, a brother: Adam Cannello of Oceanside, California and a sister: Joy Cannello of Salem.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11:00AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem with Father Joe Villa and Father Louis Manna officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.

To express condolences visit www.weathersfuneralhome.com

November 03, 2019

Roger Patton

Nov. 17, 1955 — Oct. 30, 2019

Roger K. Patton, 63, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Roger was born on November 17, 1955 in Bloomington, IN to Paul and Helen (Eads) Patton. He attended Bloomington South High School and went on to earn his G.E.D. from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1987. Roger worked as an assembly technician for RCA for over 20 years and later became an assembly technician for Ford. He went on to work for the Bloomington Transit Center as a bus driver until he retired. Roger enjoyed working with his hands and could fix or build just about anything from decks and cars to doing electrical work, just to name a few. He loved being in the woods and hunting deer almost as much as he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson Evan. Roger never met a stranger and he would do anything for anyone if he could. His kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone he knew. Roger was a beloved husband, father, and Pappy. He will be deeply missed.

Roger is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susie Patton; mother, Helen (Eads) Patton; children, Eddie, Eric, and Tracy; siblings, Marc Patton (Bonnie), Paula Moen; grandchildren, Evan, Tina, and Kaylee; and several nieces and nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his father; sister, Shirley Patton; brother, Philip Patton.

Friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory., 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, Bloomington, IN 47401.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Les Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

Craig Sutton

Oct. 22, 1951 — Oct. 29, 2019

Craig Owen Sutton of Bloomington passed away on October 29 at The Waters in Martinsville after a battle with prostate and bone cancer.

He was born in Joliet Illinois on October 22nd 1951 to Glenn Sutton and Betty Ash Sutton. Craig had many interesting jobs over his career, ending as a private paint contractor and landscaper. He was a 1969 graduate of Twin Lakes High School in Montecello, Indiana. He then entered the Navy where he spent his entire career at the Naval Air Station Lemoore California. He returned to Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 1988.

He is survived by his sister Lana (Ron) Hensler of Remington Indiana; and his brother Philip (Marge) Sutton of Bloomington. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his nephews, Joe and Jeff Cowger.

At Craig’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Hospice, 10 Highland Avenue, Franklin, IN 46131. They took very good care of Craig the last several months and are greatly appreciated by his siblings.

Lady Loudenback

Sept. 26, 1930 — Oct. 29, 2019

Lady Ann Loudenback died peacefully in her sleep on October 29, 2019 in Bloomington, IN at the age of 89.

Lady Ann is survived by her daughter Laura (Greg) Mutz and her grandsons, Andrew (Ashley) and Geoff Minger. She is preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Halpin, her son Bradley Loudenback and her daughter, Rebecca Loudenback.

Lady Ann was born September 26, 1930 in Jonesboro, AR to Rheba and John Halpin. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Purdue University and received a M.A. in English from Indiana University. She grew up in St Louis and lived in Bloomington for 52 years where she was an English teacher at Bloomington High School South. Lady Ann had a deep affection for the dogs in her life and loved gardening and everything botanical. She was a life-long student of Emily Dickinson, poet laureate, and was an accomplished genealogist, especially of her Irish roots.

A private service is planned at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington is handling all the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Monroe County Humane Association. Condolences can be sent to her daughter, Laura Mutz, 1459 Bay Point Dr, Sarasota FL 34236.

Memories of Lady Ann and condolences to the family may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Norma Alpine

Oct. 15, 1935 — Oct. 30, 2019

Norma Sue Alpine, 84, of Plainfield, Indiana passed away October 30, 2019.

She was born October 15, 1935 in Bloomington, Indiana to Charles and Rose Walden; she was one of 6 children. Norma was a 1953 graduate of Bloomington High School. She began working as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell (AT&T) as a teenager and continued serving her community until her official retirement in 1995. Norma met her husband, Harvey J. Alpine, through her sister Martha while at church. The pair were married September 1, 1957 and spent 48 years together watching their family grow until Harvey’s passing in 2005. Norma was part of a bowling league at Southern Bowl and was an avid reader; she especially loved reading fictional romance novels. Though all these memories describe her life, family remembers her best as an affectionate, giving mother who loved unconditionally. To Norma, family was everything and she took pride in being an amazing mother, wife, grandma, GG, and friend to all. Her passing leaves an empty space in the hearts of those who were blessed enough to meet her. Norma was truly one of a kind.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose; husband, Harvey Alpine; daughter, Cynthia Rose Walden (infant); siblings, Martha Chambers, Joseph Walden, Mary Elmore, Harriette Alpine, and Marjorie Tinchor.

Surviving to cherish her memory are children, Kathryn (Roger) Roe, James Alpine, Beverly (Mark) Burzlaff, Jennifer (Bradley) Franklin; sister, Janet Dalton; grandchildren, Stephanie (Bill) Lovett, Elizabeth Roe, Lindsey (Brian) Trivett, Kate Burzlaff, Megan Burzlaff, Steven (Cassie) Alpine, Nicholas Franklin, Samantha Franklin; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

All are welcome to visit Tuesday, November 5 from 12-2 PM at Flanner Buchanan – Decatur Township, 5463 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Funeral services will take place at 2 PM. Norma will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery immediately following services.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Derek Burleson

Derek Lee Burleson, 89, of Bloomington, died Friday. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Pleasant Lewis Jr.

Pleasant Harvey Lewis Jr., 89, of Bloomington, died Sept. 25. Service with military honors is 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

November 02, 2019

Wilma Baxter

July 26, 1930 — Oct. 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019, the day the earth stood still for our family. We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Wilma Marie Baxter passed away surrounded by her family at Stonebridge Health Center.

Born July 26, 1930, she was the daughter of Alva and Mae (Criger) Johnson in Bedford, Indiana. Wilma was of the Christian faith and lived a full life. She was an awesome mother to her sons, David and Steve. She affectionately called them her #1 and #2 sons per the order of their birth. She was a very strong person and hard worker. She retired from RCA in 1985 after 32 years of service. She was an avid card player and was in a card club with a group of friends for over 50 years. She was a member of the Bedford Senior Citizens and was a past president and vice-president.

Wilma is survived by her son, Steve (Brenda) Hanners; daughter-in-law, Martha Hanners; grandchildren, Shelly (Robbie) Sons, Chuck (Marie) Hanners, Tessa Ikerd and fiancé Jaime Page, and Chris (Amber) Hanners; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, with a third on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Hanners in February 2019; brother, Kenneth Johnson; and great-grandson, Trey Ikerd.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

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

John Grissom

Nov. 26, 1925 — Oct. 31, 2019

John Henry Grissom, 93, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Born November 26, 1925 in Martin County, Indiana, he was the son of Evertt and Mae Grissom. He married Elinor (Merritt) Grissom on August 17, 1946 and she survives. He attended Trinity Springs High School and was a member of First Christian Church. John retired from General Motors as a welder and was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Elinor of 73 years; two sons, Tim (Robin) Grissom of Bedford, Scott Grissom of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Hannah (Caleb) Keith of Carmel, Caleb (Alyssia) Grissom of Portland, Oregon; one great-granddaughter, Olive Keith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma and Ruth; five brothers, Bill, Elbert, Harold, Leland and Elmer.

Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Rev. Bob Dailey and Rev. Leila Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent at www.fergusonlee.com.

Phyllis Bunch

Aug. 06, 1927 — Oct. 29, 2019

Phyllis B. (Meadows) Bunch, 92, of Bloomington passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Phyllis was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on August 6, 1927 the daughter of Floyd and Edna Pearl (Stewart) Meadows. She attended Scottsburg High School. Phyllis married Theodore Edwin Bunch on February 15, 1946 in Smithville, Indiana. She worked at RCA for several years and she was a homemaker.

Phyllis was a member of the Faith Assembly Church on 11th St and a member of the American Legion in Bloomington. She enjoyed gardening, camping and horseback riding, she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Theodore E. Bunch Jr (Deborah).of Spencer; Christopher K. Bunch (Vickie) of Shelbyville; She has eleven grandchildren, Theodore E. (Carrie) Bunch III, Angela Bunch, Jennifer (Shane) Colwell, Tina Bohall, Jason Bohall, Scott (Mande) Bunch, Casey (Mindy) Bunch, Trent (Andrea) Bunch, Erick (Kimmy) Bunch, Jeremy (Lanette) Bunch, Keriann Bunch; and seventeen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; two great great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Diana Bailey; three great grandchildren, Cameron, Jonathon, Samuel; one sister Bernice Kelly; and one brother Roy Meadows.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Allen Funeral Home & Crematory 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. With Rev. Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at Hanson Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00am to service time Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made in Phyllis’s name to the Monroe County animal shelter.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.allencares.com

November 01, 2019

Robert Ross

June 21, 1956 — Oct. 27, 2019

Robert Lee (Bob) Ross, left us on October 27, 2019, at the age of 63 following a brief illness.

Robert was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on June 21, 1956 to William and Fusa (Nakano) Ross. He married Cheri Atkins on October 26, 1991.

Robert graduated from Mitchell High School in 1974 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1979. He was employed by Lehigh Hanson Cement in Los Colinas, Texas. He held the position of Vice President of Purchasing North America. Robert began his career with Lehigh Cement in Mitchell, Indiana in 1986. He moved from Storeroom Clerk to Storeroom Supervisor in 1990. In 1998 he transferred to York, Pennsylvania serving as Purchasing Supervisor as well as Human Resources manager. He quickly moved up the ranks to Corporate Purchasing in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2001. In 2003 he was promoted to his current position. Robert traveled extensively throughout the world with his career. He was highly respected by his coworkers and business associates.

His hobbies included reading European history, golf, classical musical as well as Bob Dylan and he was a master of the grill. He was an adoring husband, wonderful father, an amazing grandfather and great grandfather. He cherished their Bichon Frise, Chanel.

Left to treasure Robert’s memory include his wife, Cheri and children: Kristen Calentine and her husband Rick of Bedford, Indiana; Jerrod Bales and his wife Heather of Bedford, Indiana; Sarah Adams and her husband Shawn of Mitchell, Indiana; Seth Ross and his wife Elixia of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and his sister, Barbara Perry and her husband Randy of Casey, Illinois. His grandchildren are Heather Calentine, Brandi Miller, Chelsea Turner, Jordyn Wells, Jamison Wells, Jackson Wells, Hannah Bales, Jenna Bales, Gavin Adams, Grant Adams, and Eleanor Adams. His great grandchildren are Abel Miller and Oaklynn Turner.

He was preceded in death by his father William Ross, his mother Fusa Ross and his sister Janice.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jack Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: Mid-Cities SOS (Support for SafeHaven).  Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Thelma Deckard

Dec. 23, 1926 — Oct. 29, 2019

Thelma Norene (Phillips) Deckard, 92, of Bedford, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born December 23, 1926 in Monroe Co., she was the daughter of Carl and Edna (Stewart) Phillips. She married Opal Dale Deckard on November 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2017. She was a homemaker and attended Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Philip Dale Deckard and wife, Sharon, of Bedford; a grandson, Carey Dale Deckard and wife, Janelle, of Bedford; two great granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Voorhies and husband, Austin and Meredith Elaine Deckard; a sister, Loretta Maddox, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Elmer, Harold, and Robert Phillips, and two sisters, Lavonia Deckard and Norma Douglas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bruce Becker officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hanson Cemetery Trust Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Evan Brown

March 26, 2002 — Oct. 29, 2019

Evan Francis Brown, 17, of Heltonville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Born March 26, 2002, in Haiti, he was the son of Charles and Lisa (Halter) Brown. He had attended Bedford-North Lawrence High School. Evan loved playing softball and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his girlfriend Alivia.

Surviving are his parents; siblings, Jarren (Penny) Brown, of Brownstown, Shaylene Brown, Elli Brown, and Emily Brown, all of Heltonville; maternal grandmother, Francis Halter, of Vincennes; paternal aunts and uncles, Dorene (Tony) Smith, of Heltonville, Ed (Deb) Brown, Bedford, and maternal aunts and uncles Jamie (Bill) Kroeger, of Vincennes, and Leon (Robin) Halter, of Evansville; nieces and nephews, Hadley, Benson, and Elijah Brown, and Jaxtyn and Liam Flach; girlfriend, Alivia Eads; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elvis and Doris Brown; maternal grandmother, Judy Halter; and uncle, Steve Brown.

Funeral services will be at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Clarence Brown officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 1-4 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/ to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Caitlin Chaillaux

March 01, 1990 — Oct. 29, 2019

Caitlin D. (Powell) Chaillaux, 29, of Bedford, died at 6:00 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Bedford.

Born March 1, 1990, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Daniel Mundy and Colleen Carnita (Brown) Jackson. She was of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors include her parents, Daniel Mundy, and Colleen Carnita Jackson, both of Bedford; three daughters, Alexis Fettig, Marley Chaillaux, Peyton Chaillaux; a brother, Joshua Powell, of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles Norman Brown and Vera R. Brown.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Martin Wilder Jr

June 08, 1959 — Oct. 29, 2019

Martin (Marty) Wilder Jr, 60 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows.

He was born June 08, 1959 in Salem, Indiana to Martin Wilder Sr. and Charlotte Gilliatte Wilder. He married Peggy Bye on August 28, 1976 and she survives. He was preceded in death by her parents Martin Wilder Sr and Charlotte Gilliatte Wilder and sister Brenda Wilder.

Martin worked in the shipping department at Cellowire and Cable Company in Crothersville, IN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his Spouse, Peggy Bye Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, three daughters; Chastity and Robert Arnold of Paoli, Indiana, Brittany and Alex VanWinkle of Paoli, Indiana, and Brandy Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, three brothers; Dean Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, Marl Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, and Chris Terrell of FT Walton Beach, FL, two sisters; Mitzi London of Paoli, Indiana, and Tracye Wilder of Paoli, Indiana, sixteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 6:00 P.M. Monday November 4, 2019 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday November 4, 2019 until time of service.

Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Doyle Crane

March 15, 1930 — Oct. 31, 2019

Doyle Eugene Crane, 89, of Bedford, died at 6:19 am on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 15, 1930 in Bedford, he was the son of James Wesley and Melinda Katherine (Bough) Crane. He married Mary Sue Mundy on August 15, 1954 and she survives. He retired as a tool and die maker at NWSC Crane and was a member of the Fairview Community Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Crane, of Bedford; three sons, Thomas Joe Crane and wife, Elizabeth, Bradley Ray Crane and companion, Kathy Scott, and Karl Gene Crane, all of Bedford; a daughter, Karen Sue Adams and husband, Jeff, of Columbus, IN; nine grandchildren, Noelle Elizabeth Crane, Jared Ray Crane, Michael Tyler Crane, Stephen Jacob Dragon, Maximilian Charles Dragon, Samual Harrison Dragon, Tyler A. Green, James L. Wright, and Leigha G. Wright; great-grandchildren, Lucas Crane, Olivia Crane, Cohen Dragon, Armondo Dragon,  Gannon Dragon, and Everitt Harrison Dragon; a brother, Lewis Crane, of Lowell, IN; two sisters, Evelyn Craig, of Depew, OK, and Samantha Perkins, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Benjamin and Kenneth Crane, and a sister, Rosemary Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyndy Hopkins officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Monday, November 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Connie Pennington

Dec. 16, 1955 — Oct. 29, 2019

Connie Lynne Pennington, age 63, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday morning at her residence.

Born December 16, 1955 in Greenfield, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hansel Wayne and BeBe (Medlin) Spires. Connie was a graduate of Bloomington High School South, Class of 1974. She worked at General Electric in Bloomington, loved making floral arrangements, gardening and taking photos.

Connie is survived by her loving husband of twenty years, Ray Pennington, of Bloomington; two daughters, Mikala “Mikki” Carmichael, of Bloomington and Lora Pennington (husband-Sean Hamilton), of Bloomington; three sons, Jimmy Edwards, of Bloomington, William Edwards, of Spencer and Jeremy Ray Pennington (wife-Amy), of Bloomington, one sister, Carole Brown (husband-Mark), of Spencer; eleven grandchildren, Kate-Lyn Edwards (husband-Skylar Grant), Christopher Edwards, Karen Edwards, Kyle Edwards, Jacob New, Alexis McGaha, Jillian Pennington, Jackie Edwards, William Edwards, Dylan Carmichael and Zane Carmichael and one great-grandson, Thomas Edwards.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Hansel Wayne Spires and BeBe Spires Worley and one sister in infancy, Candace Renee Spires.

The funeral service will be on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. with Pastor Frank Helton officiating. Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition at www.multiplesystematrophy.org/donate-now or to www.defeatmsa.org

Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Evan Turpin

Evan Blake Turpin, 31, of Williams, died Wednesday, Oct. 30. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

John Grissom

John Henry Grissom, 93, of Bedford, died Thursday, Oct. 31. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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