Obituaries

Obituaries — June 2016

June 26, 2016

Connie Joyce Grubb

April 1, 1948 — June 24, 2016

Connie Joyce Grubb, 68, of Orleans, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at 6:06 a.m. at IU Health Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Ind.

Born April 1, 1948, in San Diego, Calif., she was the daughter of Robert H. McPherson and Wilma D. Gilsdorf McPherson. She married Robert E. Grubb Sr. in Bedford on Sept. 6, 1980, and he survives.

Survivors include four sons, Robert E. Grubb, Jr. of Bedford, Tony (Laurie) Grubb of Orleans, Richard McPherson of Louisville, Ky., and Steven (Jinny) Grubb of Evansville; two daughters, Tammy (James) Bush of Orleans and Canda (Garris) Hillenburg of Mitchell; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James D. McPherson of Paoli and William J. McPherson of the Philippines; and four sisters, Nancy K. McPherson of California; Barbara J. Lynn of Bedford, Mary A. Byrd of Pennsylvania and Diana Pruett of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a daughter, Paula Adcock.

She was a homemaker.

Funeral service will be Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Hague Funeral Home, Medora. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Hague Funeral Home, Medora.

June 25, 2016

Evelyn J. Eads

April 9, 1926 — June 23, 2016

Evelyn J. (Chenault) Eads, age 90 of Bedford, passed away on June 23, 2016, at 1:46 p.m. at her residence. She was born on April 9, 1926, to Felix and Leola (Oliver) Chenault. She married Robert (Bob) Eads on Sept. 15, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2011. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Penny Spicer of Seymour; a son, Lanny (Donetta) Eads of Bedford; six grandchildren, Todd (Sonia) Sumpter, Brad (Jen) Sumpter, Kelli Simmons, Phillip (Carol) Eads, Amy Eads and Genny Eads; 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Janie) Chenault, and a sister, Norma Ryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, five sisters, and one son-in-law.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilbur E. Hedrick

Jan. 16, 1927 — June 23, 2016

Wilbur Eugene Hedrick, age 89 of Williams, passed away on June 23, 2016, at 9:51 p.m. at IU Health in Bedford. He was born in Jackson County on Jan. 16, 1927, to Floyd and Cordelia (Axsom) Hedrick. He was a U.S. Army WW II veteran and retired truck driver from A & H Trucking.

He was a member of the Masonic American Patriot Lodge #750 Oolitic. He enjoyed farming and playing cards.

Survivors include his children, Randall Eugene Hedrick, Ricky Wayne Hedrick, Sheila Ann Hedrick and Shannon Sue (Kevin) Mann; grandchildren, Deanna (Matthew) Riley, Morgan (Tyler) Mann, Dylan Mann and Carson Mann; great-grandchildren, Mack Riley, Colton Riley, Karissa Riley and Maverick Hedrick. He is also survived by his former wife, Sue (Day) Ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Darrell Hedrick and Sheldon Wayne Hedrick, and a sister, Claris Geraldine Anderson.

Funeral service will be on Monday June 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home with burial to follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Bro. Kenny Walden, officiating. Military rites by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Masonic rites will be given by the American Patriot Lodge.

Edgar N. Stevens

Aug. 23, 1926 — June 23, 2016

Edgar Norman Stevens, 89, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 23, 2016, to join his beloved wife of 68 years, Dorothy, who died last year.

Mr. Stevens was born in Bedford, to Edgar J. and Dorothy Fletcher Stevens. As a young man he left Indiana for Texas where he met and married Dorothy Senkel in 1947. For nearly 40 years he worked for the City of Austin, many spent as Assistant Director of Building Inspections.

After retirement, Mr. Stevens learned the piano and found the most enjoyment reading and travelling throughout the country, always making trips back to Indiana. He walked mornings at Northcross Mall and visited with young ice skaters, then joined long-time friends for coffee every afternoon.

Mr. Stevens is also preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Peggy Simmons and Betty Lange.

He is survived by sons, Ed L. Stevens (Denise) and Joel N. Stevens (Joann); grandchildren, Abby Clardy (Dean), Michael Stevens, Jeff Stevens (Cristina) and James Stevens; and six great-grandchildren, Cody, Harper, Emma, Jacob, Wilder and Samuel.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at Faith Lutheran Church of Austin with Pastor Gary Goodson officiating and visitation at the church beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Capital Memorial Park.

Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home – (512) 452-8811.

Ronald E. Clubb

Sept. 1, 1929 — June 23, 2016

Fr. Ronald E. Clubb, 86, of Minneapolis, formerly of Bedford, passed away on June 23, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn.

In his life he was a husband, father, educator and priest. He was a teacher at East Detroit High School, principal at Roosevelt and Marshall University High Schools in Minneapolis, principal at Derham Hall High School in St. Paul and canonical administrator of Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis. He was among the men first ordained as Deacons in the Roman Catholic Church in the archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul in 1976.

After the death of his wife, he continued his seminary work and was ordained in 1986. He served at St. Peter Church in Mendota, St. Dominic Church in Northfield, Church of the Holy Name in Minneapolis and St. Benedict and St. Michael the Archangel Churches in Hawaii. He retired in 1990.

He lived in Burnsville with his son, Joe, and his family. He was a long-time member of the St. Leonard of Port Maurice Catholic Church community in Minneapolis.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris; and his daughters Leanne and Paula (infant).

He is survived by his children and their spouses: Kathryn (Linda), Joseph (Anne), John and son-in-law Jeff; his grandchildren Miguel (Francia), Rachel, Aaron (Shannel), Jessica (Jeremy), Michaela, Noah, Cassandra, Maria and Katherine; his great-grandchildren, Hailey, Sarai, Gloria, Jayden, Anchor and Liam; and numerous friends, former parishioners and students.

He died on the 60th anniversary of his marriage to Doris Borgert Clubb.

Mass of Christian Burial is at Church of the Holy Name (3637 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery in Long Prairie, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Risen Christ Catholic School at 1120 East 37th Street, Minneapolis MN 55407.

Arrangements by O’Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home, www.ohalloranmurphy.com, (651) 698-0796.

June 24, 2016

Joan Marie (DePierre) Wray

Aug. 4, 1930 — June 22, 2016

Joan Marie Wray, 85, of Zionsville, formerly of Bedford, died at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Zionsville Meadows Nursing Home.

Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Catherine (Dillman) DePierre. She first married Billy Joe Wray and he preceded her in death. She later married Harold Dwight Murphy and he also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Dean Wray and wife Lucy of Danville, Mark David Wray and wife Lisa of Mitchell; a daughter, Stormi Murphy Brake and husband Jack of Zionsville; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Hannah, Rebekah, Cory, Morgan, Mia and Kaitlyn; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donnie DePierre of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a son, Michael Joe Wray; two sisters, Betty Robbins and Delina Turner; and two brothers, Stephen and John “Buddy” DePierre.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Greg DeVore officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday, June 25, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dementia Society of America.

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

James Robert Erdle Jr.

James Robert Erdle Jr., 68, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 23, 2016

Lloyd Wilson

June 26, 1979 — June 20, 2016

Lloyd Wilson, 36, of Bedford, died at 10:03 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Born June 26, 1979 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Floyd and Brenda (Terrell) Wilson. He married Sonya Bundy and she survives.

He attended the Bethel Country Church in Oolitic.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya of Bedford; his parents, Floyd and Brenda Wilson of Bedford; a son, Lloyd Wilson Jr. of Bedford; a daughter, Carolyn Wilson of Bedford; two sisters, Emma Talbert and husband Shastain and Cathy Wilson, all of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at the Bethel Country Church in Oolitic with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday, June 24 at the church.

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

Katherine G. Figg

Katherine G. Figg, 99, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 22. There will be no public visitation. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Worthington Cemetery. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

James R. Erdle Jr.

James R. Erdle Jr., 68, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Joan Wray

Joan Wray, 85, of Zionsville, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 22, 2016

Joy (Dunbar) Minton

Oct. 12, 1933 — June 20, 2016

Joy Dunbar Minton passed away at her home.

She was born in Bedford, to Lincoln and Leo Blackburn Dunbar. She married Benjamin Harold Minton on Nov. 6, 1954, and he survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jayne Purlee Milburn; brother, Ty Dunbar; and niece Diana Dunbar Briscoe.

Joy graduated from Huron High School with the Class of 1951 and was employed by Farlow-Clements Agency where she worked as a secretary and real estate agent and retired in 1995. She was also a member of Paoli United Methodist Church and Saving Historic Orange County.

Joy and Harold moved to Paoli in 1960 at which time she became a lifelong Paoli Ram Fan and Pride of Paoli backer.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Harold Minton of Paoli; two sons, Matt Minton and wife Sharon of Indianapolis and Marty Minton and wife Pam of Paoli; one daughter, Melanie Flick and husband Bill of Paoli.

Also surviving Joy Dunbar Minton are her greatest pride and joy, her five grandsons and five great-grandchildren, grandsons Josh and Amanda Flick of Corydon, Ben and Molly Flick of Indianapolis, Ty, Davis and Clay Minton of Paoli; and great-grandchildren Gabe and Lydia Flick of Indianapolis, and Benjamin Flick and Kei and Dane Inman of Corydon. Also surviving are three nephews, Dana and Brenda Dunbar, Dennis Dunbar, and Dwight and Kathy Dunbar; and niece, Dawn and Dee Duncan, all of Mitchell.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Paoli United Methodist Church, 794 E State Road 56, Paoli, with interment to follow at the IOOF Cemetery, Paoli.

Visitation to be held Friday, June 24, from 4-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Paoli United Methodist Church in Paoli.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Orange County Community Foundation for the backpack for blessing for Paoli students at OCCF, 112 W. Water Street, Paoli IN.

Online condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.com.

Hilliard Wayne King

Feb. 3, 1957 — June 16, 2016

Hilliard Wayne King, 59 of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Hilliard was born in Lawrence County and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1975.

He was employed with Carpenter Body Works, at Visteon for 30 years, and most recently was working for Old South Cleaning Service. Hilliard was a member of Fairview Church of Christ in his earlier years and of Chase Park Church of Christ at his time of death.

Hilliard enjoyed playing music as a member of the popular band Southern Nights, woodworking, restoring and customizing cars and watching Indiana Basketball.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his wife, Jane King; mother, Virginia King Stroud; father, Charles W. King; grandson, Isaiah King; sister, Shirley Ann King.

He is survived by his three daughters, Hilliary Lee (Robert), Erica Lewis (Anthony), Tasha Jane King; three grandsons, Shawn, Johnny, Max; two special ladies, Kay Fish, Judy Deck; siblings, William King (Sharon), Michael King (Shelia), Carolyn Sue Lovelace (Fred), Martha Row (Tim), Vonda King, Vicki Lovelace (Don); and a host of nieces and nephews.

You may visit with the family on Friday, June 24, at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. in Valhalla’s Chapel, with Michael L. King officiating. Entombment will immediately follow in the Valhalla Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Chase Park Church of Christ Building Fund.

Please sign the guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.

Clarence Edgar Wright

Clarence Edgar Wright, 88, of Salem, died Monday, June 20. No visitation is planned. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Livonia Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Rita Lee Harper

Rita Lee Harper, 56, of Salem, died Monday, June 20. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.

June 21, 2016

Curtis E. Chastain Sr.

Curtis E. Chastain Sr., 92, of Muncie, formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday, June 15. Funeral service was June 18 with burial in Tomlinson Cemetery. Arrangements by Meeks Mortuary in Muncie.

June 20, 2016

Everett R. ‘Muggs’ Corey

Aug 15, 1943 — June 17, 2016

Everett R. (Muggs) Corey, 72, of Oolitic passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:45 a.m. at his residence.

He was born in Yeddo, Indiana on Aug. 15, 1943, to Charles Howard Corey and Martha (Simmerman) Corey. He married Yvonne Vaughn on Oct. 7, 1995, in Columbus and she survives.

Everett was a truck driver for Mount Trucking.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Corey of Oolitic; daughters, Donna (Kevin) Burgess of Springville and Tammy (Bill) Corps of Martinsville; a son, James (Sherri) Corey of Bedford; stepsons, Sam (Lisa) Brandt of Butlerville and James (Teresa) Brandt of Oolitic; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles Wesley Corey of Indianapolis and Kenneth Earl (Linda) Corey of Martinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles Ray Corey; brother, Oland Eugene Corey; four great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Corey.

Muggs loved to fish, he loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. He was a wonderful husband. He also loved his four legged pets Tasha, Keisha, and Maui. Muggs loved to tell stories and tales always.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 22, at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Hill Top Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be on Wednesday June 22, from 11 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help with expenses.

Leondra Sue (Ball) Wade

Sept 16, 1949 — June 18, 2016

Leondra Sue Wade, 66, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 16, 1949, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Leon and Patricia Ann (Kirk) Ball. She married Larry Wade Aug. 3, 1968.

Leondra retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane with 30 years of service. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Wade of Mitchell; daughter, Kimberly Deanne (Joey) Hicks of Bedford; mother, Patricia Ball of Mitchell; granddaughter, Addison Lou Hicks; and brother, Larry Lee (Rebecca) Ball of Mitchell.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

June 19, 2016

Maudlean McNeal

March 30, 1929 — June 17, 2016

Maudlean McNeal, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born March 30, 1929, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Rome and Alice (Deckard) Southern. She first married Morris Covey, and later married Lloyd McNeal. She first worked at Sarkes Tarzian and then retired as a dietician from Westview Manor. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Lana Smith and her husband Dave of Bedford; one grandson, Kenny Fish and Cathy Porter; one great-granddaughter, Kylie Fish; one step-granddaughter, Jessica Rakosky; one sister-in-law, Leota Southern; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one brother, Eugene Southern; three sisters, Marie Freeman, Ruth Eads, and her twin sister, Audlean Miller Prater.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, June 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brenda Kay Kinser

Brenda Kay Deckard Kinser, 71, of Judah, died Friday. Arrangements are pending with the Bloomington Cremation Society.

June 18, 2016

Connie Jo (Turner) Fox

Connie Jo (Turner) Fox, 60, of Mitchell, died Thursday, June 16. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 17, 2016

Wilma Mae (Bulach) Jansing

May 17, 1935 — June 15, 2016

Wilma Mae (Bulach) Jansing, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Monroe Place, Bloomington.

Born May 17, 1935, in St. Leon, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kappes) Bulach. She married Richard Jansing on Aug. 30, 1958, in St. Leon; he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2007.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Gilford High School, Class of 1953.

She worked at GrayBar Electric in Cincinnati. Wilma was a homemaker, where she worked on the farm with her husband. She was a member of Farm Bureau, where she was the secretary for many years. Wilma enjoyed gardening and canning; she also loved her cats.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathie Rhorer and companion Buddy Scherschel of Bedford and Karen Hattabaugh and companion Michael Price of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kasey Barrett Jackson and husband Andrew of Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Richard Branden Hattabaugh and companion Amber Armstrong of Seymour; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Jovi, and Olivia; and five sisters, Ruth Gaynor, Margie Kunkel, Joan Hoffmeier, Betty Ripperger, and Ellen Bulach.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; and one brother, Clifford Bulach.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m.. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Sunday, 2-6 p.m. and Monday, 8-10 a.m. at the funeral home. A Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Dana Ruth Craig

Nov 18, 1934 — June 15, 2016

Dana Ruth Craig, 81, of Bedford, died at 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Nov. 18, 1934 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Oval G. and Bertha Pearl (Hall) Craig. She retired from the Mitchell Community School System where she was a fourth grade teacher at Burris Elementary School. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Regular Baptist Church and Altrusa.

She enjoyed traveling and playing the piano.

Survivors include two nephews, Patrick Craig and wife Darla of Cumberland, Ohio, and Kevin D. Craig and wife Polly of Bedford; five great-nieces and nephews, Travis Craig, Melinda Smith and husband Michael, Trevor Craig and wife Melinda, Patrick Craig and wife Mandy and Kara Jo Hohimer and husband Eric.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Emil Craig; a nephew, Jerry Craig; a great-nephew, Matthew Craig and a great-niece, Megan Neal.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday, June 18, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pallbearers are Kevin Craig, Eric Hohimer, Polly Craig, Jim Armstrong, Patrick D. Craig, and Trevor Craig. Honorary pallbearer is Patrick L. Craig.

Family and friends may express condolences at wwwdaycarter.com.

Margie L. Lynch

May 14, 1929 — June 15, 2016

Margie L. Lynch, 87, of Williams, died at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at her residence.

Born May 14, 1929, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Henderson and Mary (Blackwell) Qualkenbush. She married Harry Lynch, Jr. on Jan. 12, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She was a dietary aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Williams Homemaker’s Club and Lucky 8 Bunco Club. Her hobbies were sewing and baking.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Lynch and wife Janet of Williams and Timothy Lynch of Bloomington; a daughter, Jenny Endris and husband Paul of Bedford; five granddaughters, Kim Rainey and husband Wes, Lori Faubion and husband Jay, all of Heltonville, Rhonda Voorhies and husband Kevin, of Williams, Christy Stoll and husband Brian, of Loogootee, and Andrea Halstead of Bedford; two grandsons, Cam Lynch and wife Shechonia of Seymour and Shane Corps of Bedford; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parent; her husband; two sons, Phillip and Gary Lynch; two sisters, Theresa Cox and Betty Able; and three brothers, Fred, Johnny and Donald Qualkenbush.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

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

Nora Elma Arthur

Sept 11, 1919 — June 15, 2016

Nora Elma Arthur, 96, of Salem, formerly of Springville, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at her residence.

Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Hulet and Mamie (Shields) Fulk.

She was a press operator for M. Fine & Sons in Bedford and a member of the Bethel Christian Church in Springville.

Surviving relatives include her children, Roger Arthur (Carolyn), Arlene Jackson (Jerry), Lucy Chambers (Dana), Rickey Arthur (Arlena) and Tim Arthur (Jackie); her sisters, Lurene Carpenter, Imogene Moriarity and Leola Willoughby; 12 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pikey Arthur on June 28, 1992; a daughter, Judy Gardner (Dennis) and a son, Darrell Arthur (Sandy).

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Matthew Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Public visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Marvin Ray Horton

Aug 24, 1938 — June 14, 2016

Marvin Ray Horton, 77, of Bowling Green, Ky., formerly of Anderson, Shirley and Wilkenson, Ind., passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Greenwood Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Bowling Green.

Born Aug. 24, 1938, in Haldeman, Ky., he was the son of Darius H. and Della (Puckett) Horton. He married Cynthia Sue Dockrey on May 16, 1964, in Middletown, and she survives.

Horton was a Maintenance/Skilled Trades Supervisor for Delco-Remy Division of General Motors, Inc., in Anderson, retiring in 1996 after 35 years.

He was a graduate of Anderson High School; attended GM Apprenticeship School, receiving a Journeyman’s Card for pipe-fitter/plumber; Ivy Tech Community College, earning a certification in Supervisory Management; Vincennes University, earning an Associate of Science degree; and American University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, three of his four years of service was with the United Nations Peacekeeping Task Force stationed at Kagnew Station in Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, East Africa.

Horton portrayed the Anderson High School Indian Mascot his junior year 1955-56 and senior year 1956-57, becoming the only two-time Anderson Indian Mascot in the high school’s history.

He was a member of the 1955 IHSAA State Cross Country Championship team; Past Master and 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Mechanicsburg Lodge F&AM No. 392; Murat Shrine, Indianapolis; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem, Anderson; the Red Man Lodge Great Sachem for the State of Indiana; Sons of the American Revolution; and was awarded the rank of Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his wife Cynthia of Bowling Green; he is survived by one sister, Ruth (Tom) Barricklow of Holton; three daughters, Della Lines of Radcliff, Ky., Marla (John) Jones of Mitchell, and Donna (Richard) Cunningham of Bowling Green; one son, Marvin D. (Gayle) Horton of West Alexandria, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Shannon Lines of Elizabethtown, Ky., Joseph Lines of Columbus, Ohio, Jared Jones of Nashville, Tenn., Jacob Jones of Mitchell, Abigayle Horton and Andrew Horton of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Alex Cheshier, Rachel Cheshier and Macyn Horton, all of Bowling Green; his 100-year-old beloved aunt, Lucy (Horton) Butler of Pendleton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jack Horton, Lawrence Horton and Clyde Fultz; one sister, Pauline (Horton) Threet; two nephews, Chuck Threet and Mike Fultz; one niece, Kendra Threet; great-nephew Michael Martin; and his beloved uncle, James Monroe “Roe” Horton.

Funeral services will be on Monday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery on the Anderson University campus in Anderson.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Middletown with Masonic rites.

June 16, 2016

James E. ‘Jim’ Schroeder

Aug 14, 1954 — June 15, 2016

James “Jim” E. Schroeder, age 62, of Noblesville, passed away on June 15 at home. He was born on Aug. 14, 1954, in Joliet, Ill., and is the son of Fred Schroeder (deceased) and Nancy (Paledino) Schroeder. Jim was preceded in death by a sister.

In 1960 the family moved to Bedford, where Jim graduated from Bedford High School in 1972. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University in 1979.

Jim worked in the Indianapolis area at James Associates, Merrill Jones and Associates, and BSA Lifestructures. His experience was in the healthcare field, providing a rewarding career.

Jim was a huge tennis fan and volunteered at the RCA Tournament when it was held in Indianapolis, and the Miami Open Professional Tennis Tournament for the past 15 years. He was a volunteer at the 500 Festival Parade for several years. Jim loved country music and attended many country music concerts in Nashville and locally. He was a college basketball enthusiast and was a season ticket holder for the Indianapolis Colts for many years. Jim was a Master Gardener and took delight in his numerous perennials and extensive landscaping. Jim attended Grace Church in Noblesville.

Survivors include his Mother and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jim appreciated all the help and support given to him by his cousin Sally Burton and her husband Jack, and cousin Cathy Horner and her husband John.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th Street, Bedford, IN 47421. Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Jim was very grateful for the kindness he was shown and the excellent care he was given at IU North Infusion Center, IU North Hospital and especially IU Simon Cancer Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to: IU Simon Cancer Center, 535 Barnhill Dr., c/o Research Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or IU Health Hospice, c/o Methodist Health Foundation, 1800 N. Capital Ave., 6th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Heinz Manske

Memorial services for Heinz Manske, 88, of Mitchell, who died June 10, will be 2-4 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Masonic Lodge. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Dana Craig

Dana Craig, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Margie Lynch

Margie Lynch, 87, of Williams, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 14, 2016

Vernon L. Root

Jan. 14, 1929 — June 12, 2016

Vernon L. Root, 87, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Bedford, he was the son of Homer and Evalou (Williams) Root.

He married Betty J. Walker on March 8, 1949; she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.

He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, Bedford.

Vernon retired from Holsum Bakery. He also worked at Extruded Alloys, Bruner Engineering, and Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherry (Edward) Rodman of Bedford, and Barbara Baugh of Anderson; six grandchildren, Billy Baugh of Anderson, Christie (Chris) Steed of Oklahoma, Crystal (Mike) Miller of Mitchell, Misty (Tim) Butcher of Bedford, Brent (Melissa) Rodman of Bedford, and Aaron (Kayla) Rodman of Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nancy Jones of Columbus, and Brenda Blair of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; half-brother, Billy Root in childhood; daughter, Linda Gayle Root in infancy; granddaughter, April Rodman; and son-in-law, David Baugh.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call on Wednesday, 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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

David A. Bechner

May 22, 1938 — June 13, 2016

David A. Bechner, 78, of Heltonville, died at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 22, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Adolph and Louise (Mitchell) Bechner. He married Connie Stipp on October 23, 1987, and she survives.

He was a retired pipefitter for General Motors and a member of the UAW Local No. 440. He was a member of the Fairview Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Connie, of Heltonville; a son, Scott Bechner and wife Jami, of Norman; a daughter, Stephanie Kirby of Orleans; a stepson, Todd Kelly and wife Leanne of Bedford; grandchildren, Katie Landstrom and husband Zach of Norman, J.D. Kirby of Paoli, Taylor Kelly of Florida, Jacob Kirby of Paoli, Allegra Hill of Bedford, and Ellie Kelly of Bedford; a great-grandchild, Vaida Young of Florida; and a sister Sheila Peyton of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bradley Bechner; and brothers, Jerry Bechner and Darrell Bechner.

Graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation is planned.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Loretta June (Gyger) Ballard

May 6, 1926 — June 8, 2016

Loretta June Ballard, 90, of Kokomo, went to be with her Lord at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. She was a resident of Jefferson Manor prior to hospitalization and nursing care.

She was born on May 6, 1926, in Lawrence County, the third of four children. June is preceded in death by her parents, Findley and Hattie (Mayo) Gyger; two sisters, Ida Pauline (Fred) Davis and Mary Ester Craig (survived by husband, Don Craig of Needmore); and brother, Robert.

She married Wilbur (Bud) Ballard of Bedford, on April 21, 1946, he preceded her in death in 1996.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Wayne) Schuermann of Watervliet, Mich., and Debra Pickering of Kokomo; four grandchildren, Robert (Susan) Schuermann of Coral Springs, Fla., and Loretta (Scott) Schuermann-Goddard of Chicago, Ill., Nicholas Pickering of Walton and Tim (Leslie) Pickering of Galveston; six great-grandchildren, Brandon and Austin Schuermann, Vivian Goddard, Lannon, Lacy and Layton Pickering.

June came from a generation that knew hardship and hard work, strong character and a dedication to family. Though June had other employment over her lifetime, including Anderson Abstract, she spent most of her 40 years in and around the Howard County Courthouse in the Clerk’s office and later Supervisor of Maintenance, she was proud to have known every judge and lawyer.

A graduate of Needmore High School and member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church, she sang in with family and the choir. She and her husband moved to Kokomo, were member of Galveston Baptist Church for 35 years. She adopted everyone, friends old and new and caregivers will remember June for her smile and an endless Thank You.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the First Baptist Church in Galveston with the Rev. Paul Martin and the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Galveston, 207 S. Sycamore Street. Memorial contributions may be made in June’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the music department of First Baptist Church of Galveston.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston is in charge of arrangements.

You may share a memory or message with June’s family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

Lynn (Arbuckle) Fredericks

Feb 26, 1950 — June 12, 2016

Lynn Arbuckle Fredericks, 66, Anderson, passed away to her Heavenly Father on June 12, 2016, with her family by her side at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.

Lynn was born on Feb. 26, 1950, in Bedford. She attended Bedford High School and graduated from Washington High School. She attended Indiana State University majoring in Criminology. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.

Besides being a devoted mother and wife, Lynn had been employed by Trinity Episcopal Church of Anderson, Barber Manufacturing of Anderson, Chet Stewart Accountants of Anderson, Youth Services Bureau of Montgomery County, Indiana State Teachers Association in Terre Haute, and Charles Hite Community Center in Terre Haute. She served in office administration in each of these endeavors.

Lynn was an active bowler in this area for many years. She loved gardening and her cats.

Lynn is survived by Edward A. Fredericks, her husband of 45 years; daughters, Maggie Naughton (Brian) from Boston, Mass., and Erika Lewis (Dennis) of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Susan Cox (Greg) of Bedford and June Hawkins of Athens, Ga. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Gerry Fredericks (Diane), brother-in-law Steve Fredericks (Terri), brother-in-law, John Fredericks, brother-in-law, Bill Fredericks (Jeanne) sister-in-law, Janice Stamper, sister-in-law, Phyllis Goettman (Robin) and sister-in-law, Karen Carr (James); and many nieces and nephews. She was also the doting grandmother to Garret Lewis, Brynn Lewis, Olivia Naughton and Nolan Naughton.

Preceding Lynn in death were her mother, Nina Kern; stepfather, George C. Arbuckle, grandmother, Esther C. Kern and father, Garris Henderson.

Per her wishes, Lynn’s remains will be cremated with private services to be held at a later date.

The family wishes to thank the Chesterfield E.M.T.’s, St. Vincent’s Trauma team, C.C.U. staff, Dr. Beeson, Dr. Molina, the Chaplaincy and finally Emily, Rae Anne and Tony, R.N.’s for their rapid response, professional care and loving manner given to our wife and mother.

Funeral arrangements are being provided by Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Joseph’s Indian School 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325. These Lakota Indian children had a special place in her heart.

Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.

June 13, 2016

Stephen W. Turner

Nov 9, 1947 — June 10, 2016

Stephen W. Turner, 68, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at his residence.

Born Nov. 9, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Fred and Alma (Holmes) Turner.

He married Martha M. O’Brien in 1989; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School, Class of 1965. Stephen attended Indiana State University. He retired from Pep-Boys, Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Turner of Bedford; one daughter, Roz Turner of Greensburg; mother, Alma Jones of Bedford; two grandchildren, Rex and Addie Ward; sister, Jill VanTine of Orleans; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Ryan Ward; and brother, Tim Turner.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Friends may call on Wednesday, 12:30-2 p.m., at the funeral home.

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

Jarrod Lee Keith Randolph

Dec. 11, 1988 — June 11, 2016

Jarrod Lee Keith Randolph, 27, of Mitchell, died at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Born Dec. 11, 1988, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Brian and Dianna Randolph. He married Laken Eastridge on Sept. 12, 2013.

Jarrod was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the class of 2007. He worked as a gas specialist for Vectren and had previously worked for Miller Pipeline. He was a member of the IBEW Union, and a board member and coach for Mitchell Community Youth League.

Survivors include his wife, Laken of Mitchell; two daughters, Piper and Caroline; one son, Rhett Johnathon, all at home; his parents, Brian and Dianna Randolph; one brother, Jordan Randolph; maternal grandparents, Bill and Ellen Mitchell, and Gerry Tincher; mother-in-law, Angela Reed; father-in-law, Troy Eastridge and Vonda Norman; aunts and uncles, Cheryl Tincher, Denise and Ralph Ritchison, Dennis and Anita Davis, Charlie and Tina Randolph, Wayne Randolph, Ernie and Crystal Randolph, Shelia Randolph and Debbie and Gene Henson; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Stella Imogene Randolph; great-grandparents, Curt and Iva Tincher, and Russell and Pearl Perry; and one aunt, Rita Randolph.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in the Port Williams Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jarrod Randolph Fund at Bedford Federal Savings Bank.

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

Vernon L. Root

Vernon L. Root, 87, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Service is at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

June 12, 2016

Juanita Graves

March 4, 1915 — June 10, 2016

Juanita Graves, 101, of Greenwood, passed away Friday. She was born March 4, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, to the late Ola N. and Amanda Hawkins Inman. Juanita was a secretary for Warren Township School Corp. for many years. She was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, Indiana Pioneers, DAR and OES.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St.

Juanita is survived by her daughter, Marcia Miller; stepchildren, Lary (Pat) Graves, Janis Campbell and Wanda (Dan) Baldry; sister, Marjorie Jordan; two grandchildren, Jill S. Sullivan and Randall Rubush; five step-grandchildren, Lory Sullivan, John Graves, Linda Campbell, Lisa Cuppett and Beth Ann Nichols; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way. Juanita’s three husbands, Ralph S. Graves, James B. Judy and Wilbur Graves; daughter, Myra Jayne Graves; sister, Alice Speer; and brothers, Robert and Gene Inman, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Historical Society. www.shirleybrothers.com.

Wilma Jean Hartsock

Aug 17, 1927 — June 9, 2016

Wilma Jean Hartsock, 88, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday June 9, 2016, at Hearthstone Health Campus. Wilma was born August 17, 1927, in Monroe County and was the daughter of the late Elva and Julia (Bourke) Wray.

She worked for several years as a cook for the Monroe County Community School Corp. She was a member of Bridge Church of Christ and the Unionville Senior Center.

Survivors include her sister, Wanda McClary of Bloomington; brother, Robert Wray of Bloomington; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bud and Velma Hartsock; and her nieces and nephews, Russell Wray of Seymour, Tom (Juanita) Wray of Mitchell, Nancy Lazell of Bloomington, Kathy (Don) Bowman of Bloomington, Connie (Charles) Evans of Franklin, Linda (Keith) Liden of Fishers, Sandy (Ron) McClary of Bloomington, Michael (Vanessa) McClary of Bloomington, Jerry (Carol) Hartsock of Bloomington and Terri (John) Weider of Westworth Village, TX.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne Hartsock (2003); daughter, Brenda Hartsock; son, Larry Wayne Hartsock; and nephew Bill Hartsock.

Services for Wilma will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Brother Russell Minett will officiate the service and burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until time of the service on Monday.

Memories of Wilma and condolences to her family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Jarrod Lee Randolph

Jarrod Lee Randolph, 27, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford.

June 11, 2016

Donna Lou (Bridwell) Goldbach

Donna Lou (Bridwell) Goldbach, 73, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Saturday, June 4. A memorial service was Monday at Faith Chapel North. Arrangements by Faith Chapel North, Pensacola, Fla.

June 10, 2016

Geneva Montgomery

Geneva Montgomery, 83, of Huron, died today. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 09, 2016

Jay L. ‘Sam’ Bell

Oct. 7, 1950 — June 6, 2016

Jay L. “Sam” Bell, 65, of Bedford, died at 10:45 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2016, at Manor Care Prestwick in Avon.

Born Oct. 7, 1950, in Somerset, Ky., he was the son of Charlie and Margie (Wesley) Bell. He married Carol Davis and she preceded him in death.

He was a stone worker and was employed by several stone mills in the area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Grace Baptist Church and Friendly Bible Church.

Survivors include a son, Jamie Bell and fiancée Brandy Meadows of Martinsville; two daughters, Samarol Head and husband Donald Head III of Gosport, and Amanda Gregory and fiancé Dustin Warren of Martinsville; grandchildren, Mersades Bell, Dason Bell, Whitley Bell, Brennick Bell, Michael Holt, Matthew Holt, Mattie Gregory, Glenn Head and Catie Head; and two brothers, Morris Bell of Somerset, Ky., and Roy Bell of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Larry Bell; a sister, Darlene Hall; six brothers, Charlie, John, David, Darrell, Preston and Gary.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, June 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at the mortuary.

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

Margaret Lowery

Oct. 22, 1922 — June 7, 2016

Margaret Lowery, 93, of Bedford, died Tuesday afternoon at her home after an extended illness.

Margaret was born in Bedford on Oct. 22, 1922, to John and Lillie (Clouse) Burgess. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1942 and went on to contribute to the war effort by working at Crane Naval Base. After raising three children, other employers included RCA-Bloomington and the U.S. Forest Service in Bedford.

On Feb. 19, 1946, she married Morrell W. Lowery, who died on May 11, 1961. She remained in love with him until her death.

She is also predeceased by two sisters, Luella Casey and Phyllis Colleen (in infancy); and four brothers, Robert “Bob” Mark Burgess, Carl Arthur Burgess, John Howard Burgess, and Charles Ernest Burgess (in infancy). Her daughter, Katherine “Kathie” Lou Pemberton passed away on June 4, 2011; and her grandson, Casey Pemberton on Aug. 1, 2011.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Asa Andrew Burgess; two sons, Tip Lowery and Jason Lowery; her grandsons, Sky Pemberton and Adam Pemberton; granddaughter, Stephanie Este; great-granddaughters, Sabrina Roll and Arya Pemberton; two great-grandsons, Camryn Sanders and Dakota Pemberton; a fifth great-grandchild is due in October; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Until physically unable, Margaret bowled weekly, another interest for over 30 years was BNL Lady Stars basketball, she attended all homes games until her health prevented it just last season.

Having allowed her children to bring all manner of creatures into the home, she loved animals, leading to passion for the mission of the White River Humane Society.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford. Interment will be at a later date in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to White River Humane Society.

June 08, 2016

Jay L. ‘Sam’ Bell

Jay L. “Sam” Bell, 65, of Bedford, died Monday, June 6. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service at noon on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Larry Jean Tyler

A celebration of life for Larry Jean Tyler, 71, of Orleans, who died June 3, will be from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department with military rites at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the fire department. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

June 07, 2016

Pamela Kaye Jones

April 22, 1948 — May 30, 2016

Pamela Kaye Jones, 68, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 30, 2016, while traveling in Canada with her husband and close friends.

Born April 22, 1948, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John F. and Billie Blythe (Wagoner) Day. She married Phillip Stackhouse in 1965. She later married Charles W. Jones on Oct. 28, 1983.

She retired as the Vice President of the Villages of Indiana – Bloomington, after 38 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck, of Bedford; daughter, Tami (Stackhouse) Schnatzmeyer and husband Todd of Bloomington; son, Phillip Stackhouse of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Storme Day of Bedford; stepmother, Jesse Day of Bedford; stepdaughter, Kerry Jones of Fort Wayne; stepson, Craig Jones and wife Kathleen of Lafayette; stepson, Christopher Jones and wife Jocelyn Weiss-Jones of Chicago, Ill.; stepson, Ken Jones and wife Jill of Baldwin, Mo.; stepdaughter, Margaret Jones-McCue and husband John McCue of Pembroke, Mass.; nephew, Jeremy Day and wife Donita of Las Vegas, Nev., 15 grandchildren; and one grand-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Billie; brother, John; and a stepson, Larry Jones.

She was a wonderful, caring person and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a short service at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford where she will be laid to rest.

On Sunday, June 12, from 1-5 p.m., a gathering to celebrate Pam’s life will be held at Bedford Little Theatre (1704 Brian Lane Way) where she was actively involved for many years. Please come as you are. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Memorial contributions to the Children’s Village of Indiana are appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Contact: www.childrensvillagekids.org

June 06, 2016

Russell D. ‘Rusty’ Grubb

Feb. 5, 1950 — June 2, 2016

Russell D. “Rusty” Grubb, 66, Heltonville, passed away at Bloomington Hospital on June 2, 2016.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Monroe County to Donald E. and Shirley (Fischer) Grubb. Rusty was a lifelong carpenter and motorcycle enthusiast.

He is described by his friends and family as a “one of a kind guy.” He always had a smile on his face no matter what and his sense of humor will be greatly missed. When he wasn’t with his family, he could often be found hanging out with his buddies.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Grubb; one brother, Jeff (Terri) Grubb; one sister, Kellie Grubb (Alonzo) Jenkins; three sons, Tim and Dusty Grubb and Troy (Laura) Eads; one daughter, Terra Grubb Hignite, 11 grandchildren, Brayden, Dayton, Colsyn, Kyah, Makayla and Shane Grubb, Emilee and Whitlee Hignite, Haylee Huff, and Abby and Aubrey Eads; and one great-grandson, Kaysen Luttrull.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Grubb; one brother, Jimmy Grubb; and his maternal grandparents, Urban and Marie Fischer.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Cremation will follow according to Rusty’s wishes.

Maralee (Collins) Williams

Aug. 18, 1934 — Jine 4, 2016

Maralee Williams, 81, of Orleans, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 3 a.m. at her residence.

She was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Orangeville, the daughter of Lee K. and Mary F. (Stalker) Collins. She married the Rev. Lewis Williams on July 25, 1951, and he survives.

She was a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church and was a homemaker and pastor’s wife for 43 years.

She is survived by her husband of Orleans; one daughter, Julianne Judah of Orleans; two sons, Bobby (Karen) Williams of Collierville, Tenn., and Jeff (Christy) Williams of Williams; she was “Nanny” to eight grandchildren, Lewis Todd Williams of Orleans, Jeffrey Scott Williams of Williams, Heather Judah of Shelbyville, Maranda Mathews of Williams, Matthew Judah of Orleans, Jonathan Williams of Bedford, Athena Hohenberg of Imperial Beach, Calif., and Steven Williams of Collierville, Tenn.; 14 great-grandchildren, Cole Mathews, Carly Mathews, Avery Williams, Ethan Williams, Lewis Williams, Pete Judah, Harrison Judah, Antjuan Coulston-Judah, Kalub and Bobbie Coulston-Judah, Evelyn and Owen Williams, Kiley Hohenberg and Victor Hernandez; one brother, Bobby Dean Collins; one sister, Susie Neal; and two sisters-in-law, Carol and Sherry Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steven Douglas Williams; one brother, Danny Collins; one son-in-law, Pete Judah; and one brother, Jimmy Rex Collins in infancy.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Orleans with the Rev. Bobby Williams, the Rev. Jeff Williams and the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and at church on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International or Mount Horeb Baptist Church.

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

June 05, 2016

Richard Lee Sons

Richard Lee “Rick” Sons, 55, of Mitchell, died Thursday. No services. Cremation arrangements are by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Russell Grubb

Russell Grubb, 66, of Heltonville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Larry Tyler

Larry Tyler, 71, of Orleans, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

June 03, 2016

Michael William ‘Duke’ Mann

Aug. 4, 1948 — June 2, 2016

Michael William “Duke” Mann, 67, passed away Thursday morning, June 2, 2016, at his residence.

Born Aug. 4, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles William and Priscilla Elizabeth (White) Mann. He married Carolyn “Susi” Sheeks Oct. 28, 1978.

Duke retired from Lehigh Cement Company after 37 ½ years, and had been a police officer for the City of Mitchell. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Duke was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, and had been awarded a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, Bronze Star Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, where he had served as past commander. He had also been a coach and big supporter of Mitchell High School athletics.

Survivors include his wife, Susi Mann of Mitchell; children, Melanie Ann (John) Shaff of Mitchell, Brady L. (Julie) Mann of Fairbank, Iowa, and Laci C. (Tyler) Caudell of Bloomington; siblings, Connie (Nathan) Jenkins of Mitchell, Denny Mann of Mitchell, and Julie (Joe) Fender of Bedford; grandchildren, Taylor Mann, Jayden Shaff, Jase Shaff, Michael Mann, Rhaegan Egli, Lilly Caudell, Abby Mann, and Emma Caudell.

His parents, and brother, Tony Mann, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark, the Rev. Dwight Dunbar, and Dan Terrell 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.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Honorary Casketbearers: Dana Dunbar, John Wilson, and Jerry Hancock

Casketbearers: Dave Williams, Steve Burton, Charlie Bob Parks, Dan Terrell, Dennis Hardman, Don Caudell II, Darrell Reiter, and Richard Burton.

Memorial Gifts: Michael “Duke” Mann Scholarship Fund

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

June 02, 2016

Wanda J. (Craig) Craig

Feb. 18, 1923 — May 31, 2016

Wanda J. Craig, 93, of Fayetteville, passed away at 9:20 p.m. on May 31, 2016, at her residence. She and her husband, Merla, faithfully served their Heavenly Father for over 70 years. Their ministry included New Unionville Baptist, Owensburg Baptist, Huron Baptist, Silverville Missionary Baptist, Petersburg First Baptist and Orleans First Baptist Churches.

Wanda was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 18, 1923, to Forrest and Zona (West) Craig. She married Merla Craig on Nov. 14, 1939, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2010.

She is survived by three daughters, Gloria Rybolt, T. Darlene (Ernie) Hall, Trella Ranee (Terry) Kelly; a daughter-in-law, Patsy J. Craig; grandchildren, Teresa R. Dewitt, Valerie (Chad) Umphress, Rhea (Mike) Jackson, Katie (Daniel) Bruhn, Darren (Mindy) Waggoner, Dee Dee (Greg) Deckard, Megan D. (Jonathon) Kraft, Nathanael Craig Kelly; a step-granddaughter, Dedra Terrell; great-grandchildren, Trever M. Dewitt, Ellie, Cole, Gabriel, Asa, and Carter Umphress, Joseph and Samuel Jackson, James and Lauren Bruhn, Evan and Annie Waggoner, Jarod, Drew and Haley Deckard; two step-great-grandchildren, Emma and Logan Terrell; three sisters, Doris Conner, Anah Hall and Viola Waggoner; and a brother, Donald K. Craig.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Merla Craig; her parents, Forrest and Zona (West) Craig; a son, Albert Craig; a grandson, Thomas Matthew Lovvorn; a sister, Norma Terry; and five brothers, Lowell, Audra, Edwin, Vince and Victor Craig.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Edsel West officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and from 9 a.m until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Sarah Ann Tincher

Memorial service for Sarah Ann (Underwood) Tincher, 80, of Bedford, who died May 24, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Beech Grove Cemetery. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Lee Hendricks

Memorial services for Susan Lee (Brumfield) Hendricks, 84, of Winston-Salem, N.C., who died Feb. 14, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Reception to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Spring Mill Inn. Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell is in charge of local arrangements.

Pamela Jones

Pamela Jones, 68, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 01, 2016

Marion E. (Clark) Mowry

Oct. 2, 1935 — May 30, 2016

Marion Elizabeth Mowry, 80, passed peacefully at StoneBridge Health Campus on Monday May 30, 2016, in Bedford.

Born Oct. 2, 1935, in Gulfport, Miss., she was the daughter of George J. Clark and Nellie Knox Clark-Haga. She had two sisters, George Ann (Dickie) Cox, Gulfport, Miss. and Catherine Bobbett, Melbourne, Fla., and one brother, Roger G. Clark, deceased.

Marion was previously married to Robert P. Mowry, of Marion, Ohio, and together they had two daughters, Kathy Ann Harbstreit-Wagner, deceased, and Nancy Jo Fox and one son, Robert P. Mowry.

Marion was employed at Hitchcock Agency for over 30 years and loved working there and visiting with co-workers and customers.

Her greatest love was her family. She was proud of each and every member and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy; her son, Robbie (Jackie) Mowry; seven grandchildren, Trent Harbstreit, (and the mother of his children, Carra Chestnut-Harbstreit) and Stephanie Harbstreit-Blackmore and Taylor Fox, Kaylee Fox and Landon (Alisha) Mowry, Mallarie Moore (Derek Meadows) and Meredith Moore.

Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Cole, Chey-Ann and Clay Harbstreit and Mallorie Jones (fiancé Trey Ikerd) and Lane Hollingsworth and her precious “Punky,” Ms. Myla Alexandra Meadows; one great-great-granddaughter, “Princess” Kinsley Brynn Ikerd; her sisters, George Ann (Dickie) Cox and Catherine Bobbett; her dearest friend, Mrs. Norma Hutchinson, and each of their families; and also, her sister-n-law, Nancy Hall, of Florida.

Marion was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Ann, on Jan. 24, 2015; her parents, George and Nellie; one brother Roger G. Clark; one brother-in-law, Dale Bobbett; her mother in-law and father-in-law, Warren and Louise Mowry; as well as dear friend, Mr. Kenny Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Highway, Bedford.

We regretfully must honor Marion’s wishes that there be no visitation.

Brian J. Underwood

Nov. 5, 1976 — May 29, 2016

Brian J. Underwood, 39, of Camby, formerly of Bedford, died at 11:24 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 5, 1976, in Bedford, he was the son of Dennis and Melinda (Crane) Underwood.

He was a network specialist for Windstream Communications.

Survivors include his parents, of Camby; a brother, David Underwood and wife Tabitha, of Springfield, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Dale and June Underwood; and his maternal grandparents, Ben and Mildred Crane.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

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

John Arnold ‘Johnny’ Fulwider

Aug. 1, 1916 — April 17, 2016

John Arnold Fulwider of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Bedford, passed away April 17, 2016, in Naples, Fla.

“Johnny” was born in Shelbyville on Aug. 1, 1916, to Luther Bryant and Laura Eva Arnold Fulwider. After graduating from Lebanon High School, he earned a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, he was an engineer for General Motors for 40 years, retiring to Fort Myers, Fla.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy MacMillan Fulwider; sister, Elva Crane; brother, Dick Fulwider; and granddaughter, Julie Leahy.

He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis (John) Leahy of Carmel; granddaughters, Kristen Leahy of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jennifer (Tom) Reasoner of Carmel; great-grandsons Jake, Zach, and Cole Reasoner of Carmel.

There will be an interment service on Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford,

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in the name of his deceased granddaughter, Julie Leahy to Alpha Chi Omega, 2056 Imperial Circle, Naples, FL 34110.

Beth Ann Inman

Beth Ann Inman, 61, of Springville, died Sunday, May 29. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Cincinnati Christian Church Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Cincinnati Christian Church. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Wanda J. Craig

Wanda J. (Craig) Craig, 93, of Williams, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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