Obituaries — December 2019

December 11, 2019

Verna Mainer

Jan. 17, 1939 — Dec. 09, 2019

Verna “Nancy” Mainer, 80, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 9th at IU Health Bedford Campus.
She was born on January 17, 1939 in Reynoldsville, Illinois to Minnie and Lloyd Mainer. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters – Oma Mainer, Freida Mainer, and Natalie Boyd, brothers – James Mainer and Everett “Butch” Mainer.

She is survived by her twin sister, Erma Foster, sister Maudie (Thomas) Kaufman of Pekin, IL and special nieces Lori (Mike) Jarrard and Jill Foster Sallee as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, IL. She was a beautician, graduating from cosmetology school in Cape Girardeau, MO class of 1959. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW.

Nancy was an animal lover and avid sports fans, especially her beloved IU Hoosiers. We will never forget her red velvet cake at Christmas, and her love for sweets will live on with her special recipe.

A grave side service for family and close friends will be held at Cresthaven Memory Gardens on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. with Jim Crane officiating. Memorial contributions in Nancy’s honor can be made to the White River Humane Society of Bedford.

December 10, 2019

Howard Kidd

Sept. 10, 1952 — Dec. 08, 2019

Howard W. Kidd, 67, of Owensburg, passed away at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at his residence.

Born September 10, 1952 in Amhurst, Ohio, he was the son of Benjamin Harrison and Zadie Catherine (Foster) Kidd. He married Brenda Vincent on August 19, 1974 and she preceded him in death on December 20, 2007. He retired from Mineral Processing-Newco Metals as a quality control foreman-supervisor and attended Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Ellen Anderson and husband, Mark, of Lyons, Beth Adams and husband, Jeff, of Solsberry, Vonda Munoz, of Owensburg, Katherine Piland and husband, David, of Solsberry, Kimberly Kidd, of Bloomfield; a son, Shyler Vincent and wife, Sasha, of Lyons; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three brothers, Homer, Harold, and Herman; two sisters, Helen and Hilda; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother, Hurstel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Ashcraft Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 12th and from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Friday, December 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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Treva Baker

Nov. 04, 1938 — Dec. 08, 2019

Treva F. (Mayden) Baker, 81, of Bedford died at 11:20 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born November 4, 1938 in Lawrence Co. she was the daughter of Homer and Lucille (Flinn) Mayden. She married Neil K. Baker on June 29, 1957 and he preceded her in death on November 15, 2006. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and had attended Leatherwood Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Kimberly Sykes of Bedford; her granddaughter Krista (Sykes) Blevins and her husband Kyle; two great grandchildren: Kamden and Karsyn Blevins, all of Bedford; one sister, Helen Lynch of Mitchell; one brother, Hank Mayden and his wife Susan, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son in law Scott Sykes, three sisters: Becky Stone, Mary Evelyn Holler, and Katie Deckard.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 11th at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Christian Church.

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Helen Key

April 02, 1921 — Dec. 07, 2019

Helen I. Key, 98, of Paoli, passed away December 7 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1921 in Valeene to parents, James E. & Ruth (Mowrer) Stroud. She married Roy Key, April 20, 1946. She was retired from Smith Cabinet Manufacturing Company of Salem & member of Paoli Church of Christ. Helen was also an avid quilter.

She is survived by her Son, Tim Key and wife, Susan, of Paoli, Daughter, Connie Key of Paoli, Grandchildren, Brad Clark of Bethany, MO, Mindi Magill of Orleans, Chad Clark of Jasper, Jay Clark of Hardinsburg, Daniel Key of Murfreesboro, TN and Rebecca Key of Orleans, 15 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, and several Nieces and Nephews.

Helen is preceded in death by: parents, husband, brothers- Howard Stroud and James R. Stroud and sisters- Pauline Pirtle & Eunice Key.

Visitation for Helen Key will be from 5-8pm Wednesday, December 11 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Thursday, December 12 at the funeral home. Bro. Lee Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

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December 09, 2019

Amy Hubler

Dec. 08, 1974 — Dec. 06, 2019

Amy Michelle Hubler, 44, died at 2:50, pm on Friday, December 6, 2019 at her residence.

Born December 8, 1974 in Lawrence County she was the daughter of Elmer Beal and Brenda (Tincher) Terry. She married Larry Hubler on June 10, 2012 and he survives. Amy Loved spending time with her family, friends and her beloved dogs, Digger and Delila. She enjoyed all types of music and arts and crafts.

Survivors include her husband Larry of Bedford; a daughter, Brooke (Wagner) Moncada and her husband Josh of Rexburg, ID; her mother and stepfather, Brenda and Jerry Terry of Orleans; her father and stepmother, Elmer and Shirley Beal of Oolitic; two brothers: Kevin Mosier and wife Mindy of Williams, Jason Beal and wife Susan of FL; her maternal grandmother Nona Tincher of Bedford, a special cousin, Larry Borden, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Paige Beal, a sister, Shelia Mosier, her maternal grandfather Ermal Tincher, and her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Minnie Beal.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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Olive Pruett

Oct. 17, 1925 — Dec. 06, 2019

Olive Bell Pruett age 94, of Shoals, passed away December 6, 2019 at the Loogootee Health and Rehab, in Loogootee.

She was born October 17, 1925 in Martin County to Claude and Mary (Kutch) Walton. She married William Russel Pruett on November 29, 1941 in Martin County and he survives. Olive attended Robison Grade School. She worked at Crane Navel Base during WWII in supplies, was employed at Washington Rubber Company and retired from Reliance (later known as Perfect Fit) in Loogootee. She attended the Church of the Cross in Shoals and was a member of the Washington Chapter #210 of the Eastern Star for 52 years.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Lynette Bauer and Katherina Jo Beard; one daughter-in-law, Linda Pruett of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Joshua Bauer and wife Rachel of Shoals, Jennifer Dearwester and husband Casey of Loogootee, Kaili, Kash and Kenna Beard of Sarasota, Florida, Chris Pruett of Evansville, William Trevor Pruett of Denver, Colorado, Andrea Lee Pruett and Lee Finley of Denver, Colorado. Seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Lonnie Russell Pruett and Kim Hobert Pruett.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Pastor Brian Terry officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home with an Eastern Start Service at 7:00 PM.

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

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Diana Johnson

Aug. 04, 1954 — Dec. 06, 2019

Diana R. Johnson, age 65, of Campbellsburg, passed away Friday, December 6 at her home.

Diana was born August 4, 1954 in Salem, Indiana the daughter of Esker Eugene and Barbara Cole Johnson. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church.

Diana is survived by her son: Tim Woods (Dawn) of Campbellsburg, daughter: Julie Freeman (Jessica) of Campbellsburg, brother: Michael Eugene Johnson, sister: Jeanie Dawna Regine Johnson, and grandchildren: Tyler Freeman, Owen Woods and Ava Woods.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

There will be a private memorial service.

Family and friends may share a memory or express condolences at

Jimmy Turner

Sept. 11, 1950 — Dec. 06, 2019

Jimmy Wayne Turner, 69, of North Vernon, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019, in Jennings County.

Born September 11, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond and Mary (Kern) Turner. He married Connie Stearns on November 21, 2012, in Seymour; she survives.

Jimmy worked as a carrier for the Columbus Republic for three years and had previously worked 10 years as the shipping supervisor at AISIN USA and 5 years shipping/receiving coordinator for R.R. Donnelly before retiring from there. He was a member of Trinity Chapel in Seymour. Jimmy served in the Indiana National Guard serving in Germany from 1969 until 1972. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family, loved driving his Columbus Republic route, fishing, and attending church.

Surviving with his wife, Connie are sons, Scott Turner of Columbus, and Steven (Kassi) Pennycuff of North Vernon; daughters, Staci (Mark) Reynolds of Brownstown, and Deanna Pennycuff of Seymour; brother, Gary (Barbara) Turner of Bedford; sister, Karen (Charlie) Martin of Bedford; grandchildren, Chandler Turner of Columbus, Ashlyn Fox, Colton Fox, and Mark Reynolds Jr., all of Brownstown, Caleb Turner and Cayliegh Turner, both of Lexington, Jaelyn Reynolds of Medora, Alexandria Mills of Seymour, Abigail Pennycuff, Makenzie Snow and Branson Pennycuff, all of North Vernon; and great grandchild, Millison “Milli” Cunningham of Medora and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Doanne Turner.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Trinity Chapel in Seymour with Rev. Ryan Bradley and Rev. Larry Dolton officiating. Family and friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home for expenses.

Leah Elliott

Oct. 11, 1948 — Dec. 07, 2019

Leah Jane Elliott, 71 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Saturday December 7, 2019 at her residence.

She was born October 11, 1948 in Wetzel County, West Virginia to Floyd and Imogene LaMasters Quinn. She was married to Rick Elliott in 1982 and he precedes her in death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; daughter, Melissa Jane Hobson; brother, Larry Bates; Terry & Gary Quinn; sister, Sandra Lockhart and JoAnne White.

Leah was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She also loved her dogs, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include: Father-In-Law, Rodger & Mother-In-law Bonnie Elliott of Paoli, Indiana, 1-Son: Chad Hobson of Paoli, Indiana, 1- Daughter: Belinda Blackburn of Paoli, Indiana, Surviving grandchildren are: Victoria Quinn Hobson, Paoli; Chase Hobson, Paoli; Zach Hobson, Paoli; Sahrayah Blackburn, Mitchell; Charli Hobson, Paoli; and Josi Hobson, Paoli, and one great-granddaughter Makaezli Jane Hobson, Paoli. Also surviving are family members, George and Kim Hobson and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no services.

Online Condolences may be made at

December 08, 2019

Russell Latimer

Russell W. Latimer of Dunedin, FL passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 3rd at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Bloomington, he leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Linda (Hawkins); two daughters, Trina Burkholder and Jennifer (Dave) Schmidt; and three grandsons, Kelly and Gus Burkholder and Garrett Stein.

Russell graduated from Bloomington High School in the class of 1950 where he played baseball. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean conflict. He was employed by RCA in Bloomington from 1954 until his retirement in 1992.

An avid golfer, he had 5 holes in one, won several flight championships in the Bloomington city tournament, and was still playing once a week at the time of his death. He pitched and umpired in the Bloomington City Slow Pitch league, and ushered at IU basketball and football games for many years.

Russell was also a great coach who taught and encouraged his daughters to play baseball, softball and golf, and always stressed playing by the rules. He was always quick with a joke, up for a game, and loved and was loved in return by all his family (and especially his 22 nephews and nieces) dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Lola (Coker) Latimer; brothers and sisters, Julia, Louise, Sam, Jack and Raymond; and his daughter, Julie Latimer on October 29, 2019.

Graveside services will be held next summer at the Clear Creek Cemetery with the Reverend Mark Villanova officiating.

Marjorie Patton

March 23, 1938 — Dec. 05, 2019

Marjorie A. Martin Patton, 81, of Paoli, passed away December 5 at her home.

She was born March 23, 1938 in Edwardsville to parents, Herman & Jacie Miller Martin. Marjorie was a retired dental assistant for Dr. William Cromwell for 52 years. She was a member of Paoli United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: Daughters,  Deborah Fugate & Companion, Stephen Sneed of Paoli, Wanda Mohlenbruck of Beardstown, IL & Sghelda Hostetler & husband, Joseph of Evansville,  Grandchildren, Ashley Hentz of Georgetown, Ray Thomas Knight of Reynolds, IL, Jacob Fugate of Bloomington, Niles Hostetler of Evansville, Eli Mohlenbruck of Beardstown, IL & Nolan Hostetler of Indianapolis, 3 Great-Grandchildren, Sister, Mary Alice Carraway of Paoli, Brothers, Clarence Martin of Paoli & Raymond Martin of Clarksville.

She is preceded in death by her parents & brother, Roger Martin.

Funeral for Marjorie A. Martin Patton will be 11am Monday, December 9 at McAdams Mortuary. Pastor LaMont Bonath & Bro. Harvey McAdams will officiate. Friends may call from 4-8pm Sunday, December 8 at the funeral home and after 9am Monday, until the service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paoli Community Food Pantry 728 W. Main St., Paoli IN 47454 or Alzheimers Association at

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Gunner Wilson

Nov. 30, 2019 — Nov. 30, 2019

Gunner Edwin Wilson was born prematurely on November 30, 2019 in I.U. Health, Methodist Hospital. He put up a valiant fight for 9 hours before succumbing to his complications.

Gunner is survived by his mother, Kady Renee Wilson of Bloomington; his father, John Thomas Rogers of Lawrence County; his grandfather, Marcus (wife Heather) Bell of Mitchell; and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Willie and Marion Smith; and his grandmother, Shelly Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Michael Douglas officiating in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, 700 W Gourley Pike, burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. There will be a gathering of family and friends prior to services on Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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Cheryl Strickler

Cheryl Ellen (Mitchell) Strickler, 63, of Columbus, died Thursday. Cremation is planned. Arrangements by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.

Wilma Holtsclaw

Wilma Jean (Hopkins) Holtsclaw, 86, of Bloomington, died Thursday. Graveside services are noon Wednesday at Clear Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

December 07, 2019

Mary Hughes

Sept. 30, 1945 — Dec. 04, 2019

Mary E. Hughes, 74, of Owensburg, passed away on December 4, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Born September 30, 1945 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Nay and Glena Mirl (Sowders) Vincent. On June 29, 1964 she married Ronald Dale Hughes and he passed away December 20, 1969.

She was employed at Carpenters in Mitchell for more than 25 years, when she retired and became a home health care provider.

Surviving relatives include: two daughters, Veronica (Tom) Settles and Tammy (Bryan) Woodall; two sons, Ronnie (Lisa) Hughes and Harold (Veida) Hughes; two brothers, Carl (Marsha) Vincent and Fonda (Becky) Vincent; twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Dale Hughes, one daughter, Allicia Benton, four sisters, Mary Catherine Vincent, Dorothy Alton, Bessie Workman and Brenda Kidd, one brother, Ray Lee “Luke” Vincent, one grandson, Ronald “Booger” Hughes and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Harold Godsey officiating. Interment will follow in Patton Hill cemetery in rural Lawrence County.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 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

Josie Lenhart

July 10, 1925 — Nov. 22, 2019

Josie A. Lenhart, formerly of Orleans, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22 in Buena Park, CA.

Josie A. Bell Lenhart was born July 10, 1925 to James and Lola Hawk Bell. She graduated from Orleans High School in 1943. Josie worked at Sears and United Parcel Service for many years while living in Buena Park, CA.

Survivors include a son, Carl Lenhart (Margo) and Daughter, Becky Munstock (Jon); four grandchildren, Talisin Lenhart, Tristan Lenhart, Tiffany De Bordes and Mike Ortiz and two sisters, Mary Alice Martin of Bloomington, IN and Shirley Bishop of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and James.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at

Larry Russell

July 29, 1943 — Dec. 06, 2019

In loving memory of Larry G. Russell. Larry Russell age 76, of Campbellsburg, passed away peacefully December 6, 2019.

Mr. Russell was born July 29, 1943 in Campbellsburg, the son of Paul G. Russell and Nina Brewer Russell. He was a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. Larry was a farmer most of his life. He loved riding his horses and mules on trail rides.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Jane Green Russell they were married March 6, 1965. He is also survived by one son: Eric Russell (Billie Jo), a grandson: Xander Russell, one sister: Janet Russell, one brother: Irvin Russell, and several nieces and nephews.

Larry is preceded in death by one brother: Paul Russell Jr., three sisters: Mary Ellen, Mildred, and Jewell Russell, and his parents.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

December 06, 2019

Marguerite Schroeder

July 19, 1923 — Dec. 04, 2019

Mrs. Marguerite (Schoffner) Schroeder, age 96, of Bedford, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 19, 1923 in Vevay, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Clyde and Bernadine (McKay) Schoffner. She was raised on Popcorn Ridge and later moved on Ferry Street in Vevay, Indiana and was a 1942 graduate of the Vevay High School where she sang in the traveling chorus.

Marguerite was united in marriage to Harold C. Schroeder on May 17, 1944, in Madison, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a son, Harlan Wayne and a daughter, Arlene Ann. Marguerite and Harold shared 58 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 6, 2002.

Marguerite was employed as a clerk for the Vevay Package Store from 1940 – 1943. She was later employed for Sullivan’s Pharmacy from 1944 – 1946. She helped farm the family farm in Patriot, Indiana from 1946 – 1969. She was formerly employed from 1970 – 1977 for Consolidated Sales Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Marguerite moved back to the Vevay community and co-owned and co-operated with her husband Swiss Arms Apartments from 1972 – 1997 and was employed for Sullivan’s Pharmacy from 1970 until the 1990’s.

Marguerite was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.407, Switzerland County Athletic Club and Vevay Tri-Kappa. She also held membership in the Concord (Presbyterian) Community Church where she sang in the choir and played the piano and later became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church. Marguerite was a wonderful cook and enjoyed IU basketball, playing cards and working puzzles. She will be lovingly remembered as a happy, kind lady with a beautiful smile and a warm heart. Marguerite passed away at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Bliss Place in Bedford, Indiana.

Marguerite will be missed by her son, Harlan Schroeder and his wife, Cheri of Evansville, IN; her daughter, Arlene Ann Brim and her husband, Jeff of Bedford, IN; her grandchildren, Jared Schroeder and his wife, Emily of Vevay, IN, Natasha McMillin and her husband, Jud of Brookville, IN, Elizabeth Brim of Washington, D.C., and Abigail Brim of Bedford, IN; her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Liam, Jasper, Knox and Amelia; her sister, Ruth (Schoffner) Wentworth of Erlanger, KY and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Bernadine (McKay) Schoffner; her husband, Harold C. Schroeder; her sister, Norma Jean Schoffner; her sisters-in-law, Irene Smith and her husband, Paul and Vera McSwain and her husband, Russell; her nephews, Kevin McSwain and Todd Wentworth and her niece, Paula Smith-Mohr.

Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Mamie “Lorrain” Jarman Emmons

Oct. 11, 1922 — Nov. 28, 2019

Born in the town of Tremont, Itawamba Co., Mississippi on October 11, 1922. She passed on to God Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. She was 97 years old.

After moving from California, she lived in Bedford, Indiana, on Kenray Lake for more than 20 years prior to moving into assisted living in October of 2017.

Earlier in life, Lorrain worked 12 years as Nurses Aid at a Senior Care Facility in California, where she enjoyed caring for and helping elderly patients. She enjoyed gardening and took pride in her home on the lake. She always had pets around her and spoiled them to their joy AND HERS. Lorrain loved country music and danced as long as she could. In California, she and her husband were regulars at the now famous Palomino Club, where all the greats in country music were known to have played. Elvis Presley was one of her favorite singers along with Tammy Wynette, who was also born in the same little town as Lorrain, Tremont, Mississippi.

She was a strong religious soul and prayed to God every able day of her life. Over the years as her son, I would hear from everyone who knew or met her say, “She’s one of the kindest and sweetest people there is”.

She is survived by her son Jerry Emmons of New Mexico; grandsons, Spencer Emmons of California and Marshall C. Fletcher of Bedford, Indiana. She was deeply appreciated and loved by the people who shared time with her and will be missed by all of the many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth James Emmons; daughter, Mrs. Jannice K. Fletcher; mother, Lydia Luella and father William Floyd Jarman; sisters; Mrs. Lara Wilma Baldwin, Mrs. Thelma Jewell Horton, Mrs. Edna Mae Ryan; brothers; Howard Billy Jarman, James “Bert” Jarman, Cecil Leroy Jarman, Otho Earl Jarman, Everett Jarman, and Floyd Lee “Sandy” Jarman.

Her Jarman family can be traced to North West Wales, 1629. They immigrated to North Carolina sometime in the early 1600’s.

A memorial service for her is being planned for next spring at the Jarman Family Cemetery in Arkansas. Arrangement are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Marjorie Rutherford

July 28, 1928 — Dec. 04, 2019

Miss Marjorie “Margie” J. Rutherford age 91 of Salem, passed away Wednesday, December 4 at Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Miss Rutherford was born July 28, 1928 in Washington County the sixth child of James Harley and Mabel Weston Rutherford. She was born at home on the family farm in Delaney’s Creek bottoms. Margie is a lifelong resident of Washington County, having lived on the farm that her great-grandfather William Weston homesteaded in 1852, until the age of 87 when she moved to town.

She was baptized at Crossroads Baptist Church, and was a member of Blue River Friends Church. Margie enjoyed her rose bush and other flowers, along with sitting on her enclosed front porch in the sun.

Margie is survived by one sister: Dorene Rutherford of Salem, with whom she has lived every day of her life with. She is also survived by one brother: Howard Rutherford (Carmen) of Orleans, four nieces, eight nephews, thirty great-nieces & nephews, and nine great-great-nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by four brothers: Volney, James, Murl, and Everett Rutherford, three sisters: Flossie Louise Collins, Stella Bridgewater, and her infant sister at birth, a great-nephew: Noah Bridgewater, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 10 at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10AM-until time of service at the funeral home.

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Myra Chastain

Jan. 10, 1948 — Dec. 05, 2019

Myra Kay (Clemons) Chastain, 71, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born January 10, 1948 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Albert and Gwendolyn (Martin) Clemons. She married Duane Chastain and he survives.

Myra worked at RCA and Cook. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge.

Surviving her are husband and his children, Madelyn (Lee) Nelson, Marilyn (Adam) Wessell, Elizabeth Chastain; siblings, Wilma Griffin, Judy Sater, Juanita Adkins; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special niece, Tammy Stalcup Williams, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and her favorite dogs Molly and Bucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Kathleen Hurt, Louise Axsom, Martha Bireley, Albert Clemons, Jr., and Brenda Stalcup.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Robbie Hurt officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 1 – 5 P.M. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

December 05, 2019

Warren Smith

Aug. 22, 1928 — Dec. 03, 2019

Warren L. Smith, 91, of Bedford went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday night at White River Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born August 22, 1928 in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Otho and Addie Mae (Smoot) Smith. Warren married Janet Kirk on Jan. 27, 1956 and she survives. He was a member of the National Guard where he was the Co. Commander of the 38th Tank Battalion, serving from June 23, 1948 until his retirement with the rank of Captain, on December 5, 1969. He was a member of the First Christian Church for over 60 years where he served as Deacon and the church league basketball coach.

Survivors include his wife, Janet, of Bedford; one daughter, Polly McCune and husband Rod, of Norwalk, OH; one grandson, Tyler Kirk O’Neal and wife Laura, of Alexandria, VA; one granddaughter, Kylie Marie Sisi and husband Angelo, of Cape Coral, FL; one great-granddaugther, Kinsley Sisi, and another arriving in May; sister-in-laws, Martha Ferguson, of Bloomington, Mary Jo Lysher and husband David, of Bradenton, FL, and Norma Smith, of Bloomington; brother-in-law, Kenny Kirk, Unionville, IN; several beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Perry Kirk Smith; father and mother-in law, Earl and Louise Kirk; two brothers, Chester Ray Smith who lost his life in WWII, and Lowell Smith; two sisters, Charlotte and her husband Bill Lewis, and Janice Blackwell and her husband Jack; brother-in-law Jack Ferguson; sister-in-law Erma McCartor and husband Don.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Chaplain Kevin Carty and Brother Bruce Becker officiating.  Burial will follow Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Indiana Parkinson Foundation, Our thanks to the White River Lodge for the love and care that Warren received.

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Marcia Pruett

May 22, 1926 — Dec. 03, 2019

Marcia Arlene Pruett, 93, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born May 22, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of George W. and Nellie (Love) Bush. She married Kenneth E. Pruett September 27, 1947, and he preceded her in death March 26, 1988.

Marcia was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her grandbabies. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Marcia was a 1944 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her son, Gary (Donna) Pruett of Mitchell; granddaughters, Amy (Richard) Coleman of Knoxville, Tennessee, Melissa VanAntwerp of Annandale, Virginia, Laura (Shaun Elliott) VanAntwerp of Annandale, Virginia, Sarah (Phillip) Ashley of Alexandra, Virginia, Betsy (Bill) Wolf of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Holly (Clint) Sharp of Seymour, Tennessee; and seven great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” VanAntwerp; son, Warren Jay Pruett; and siblings, Donald Bush, Mildred Ruth Reynolds, and Ada Brown, preceded her in death.Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Kenneth Brinegar

Aug. 08, 1935 — Dec. 04, 2019

Kenneth Lee Brinegar, 84, of Vincennes, Indiana, passed away, December 4, 2019 at his home.

Kenny was born August 8, 1935 in Martin County, Indiana to Joseph and Ilene Brinegar. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1954. On November 24th, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Frankie Sue Johnson who preceded him in death. Kenny was employed with Texas Gas and retired before taking up another career as a licensed plumber with Vincennes University where he retired as well. After the death of his wife in 2010, he remarried in 2014 to Carol Howerton. He spent most of his weekends working around the house and his well kept yard. He also enjoyed watching sports and the local news. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.

Kenny is survived by his current wife Carol Howerton Brinegar, his four Sons and their spouses, Ken and Lisa Brinegar of Alpharetta, GA; Karl and Leah Brinegar of Bedford; Kevin and JoEllen Brinegar of Bedford; Kurt and Tracy Brinegar of Terre Haute; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; One sister Carole Baker and one brother Larry Brinegar both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by a brother Donnie Brinegar.

Graveside services will be held at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN on Friday, December 6th at 1:00pm.

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Phillip Kibler

June 04, 1947 — Nov. 12, 2019

Phillip “Pippy” Kibler, 72, of Ocala, FL formerly of Paoli passed away November 12, 2019.

e was born June 4, 1947 in Bedford, IN to parents, Wendell H.& Frances (Scarlett) Kibler. He was veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Kibler was retired from Farm Bureau Insurance, former manager at Duffy’s Restaurant and Owner and Operator of Kibler’s on the square both formerly of Paoli. He formerly sat on the board of directors for the Paoli Chamber of Commerce, acted as chairman for the local festival committee, active with the Paoli Alumni Association, former Paoli High School Board member, and had been a Paoli Band Booster for the last 36 years.

He is survived by, Companion of 15 years, Rob Meeks of Ocala, FL, Son, Kyle Kibler of Paoli, Daughter, Kami Kibler (Bruiser) of Paoli, Grandchildren, Kole Kibler of Terre Haute, Kayle Kibler, Emmett Dunn & Makena Dunn all of Paoli.

A Celebration of Life service will from 4-7pm Friday December 6 at McAdams Mortuary. A reception will follow at Porky’s BBQ of Paoli. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to PHS Class of 1965 C/O Janis Easterday, 2870 N. Co. Rd. 500, Orleans, IN 47452 or to the American Heart Association at

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December 04, 2019

Ralph Holler

April 08, 1931 — Dec. 02, 2019

Ralph Eugene Holler, 88, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born April 8, 1931, in Saltillo, he was the son of Otho and Ida (Clark) Holler. The mother of his children was Dorothy Purlee whom he married on June 15, 1951, and she died March 9, 2016. His second marriage was to Martha J. (Jolliff) Brooks October 8, 1967, and she preceded him in death April 19, 2017.

Ralph retired from Carpenter Body Works and delivered school buses all over the United States. He owned R&M Bicycle Shop. Ralph was a member of the Quaker Church, and enjoyed traveling, especially on trains.

Surviving are his children, Charles (Susie) Holler of Bloomington, Joan Hawkins of Campbellsburg,  stepchildren, Neysa Mitchell of Fayetteville, Tom Brooks of Mitchell, Dan Brooks of Mitchell, 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, a great great grandson, and a brother, Robert Holler of Salem.

His parents; son, Raymond Lee Holler; grandchildren, Julie Marie Ridener, Travis Duncan, and Harvey Duncan; great grandchildren, Dottie Jo Holler and Logan Farler; and sister, Juanita Holler, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

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Benedict Joseph Dulaski II

May 08, 1938 — Nov. 28, 2019

Benedict Joseph Dulaski II (“Ben”) passed from this life Nov. 28, 2019. He was the son of Benedict Joseph Dulaski and Virginia Cunningham. Ben was born May 8, 1938, in Helsinki, Finland of American parents.

In July 1962, he married Christine Faye Harms. His daughter, Meredith Lynne Dulaski, was born July 15, 1969 and his son, Eric Benedict Dulaski, was born Dec. 19, 1972.

He was married to Linda Clark Jones and lived in Bedford for nearly 10 years. At Little Theatre of Bedford, he performed in several productions, including the lead in “Father of the Bride.”

He and Karen K. Temple were married in 2005 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

“Brilliant, generous, genuine, caring, fiercely loyal, adventurous, gentle, irreverent, gregarious, charming, whimsical, wit, a mensch” were some of the many descriptions given by Ben’s friends and family.

Ben is Survived by his wife, Karen K Temple; his children, Meredith L. Dulaski Scheopner, Holly Springs, NC and Eric B. Dulaski (Allison), Fuquay Varina, NC; his sister, Ilona Dulaski Wilhams, Annapolis, MD; his beloved grandchildren, Paige, Logan and Mason; and six stepchildren, Chris (Jocelyn) Jones, Chicago, IL, Karen Jones, Fort Wayne, IN, Craig (Kathleen) Jones, West Lafayette, IN, Scott Temple Robertson, Grand Rapids, MI, Stephanie Temple Robertson, Aurora, CO, and Drew Alderson, Aurora, CO. He is also survived by his faithful dog, Annie.

Visitation will be at Hampton Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield, Indiana, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.  A memorial service will be held Dec. lat 11 am. Ben will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to the Nature Conservancy.

December 03, 2019

Absalom Williams

June 05, 1941 — Nov. 29, 2019

Absalom Fay Williams Ph.D., 78, passed away peacefully in his home November 29, 2019.

A native of Martin County and Huron High School class of 1959, Absalom attended Purdue University where he received a doctorate in Biology specializing in plant genetics and met the love of his life and wife of 49 years, Joyce. While raising their family, Absalom taught at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island, returned to Indiana to care for his parents and their farm and eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana where he most recently retired from Ivy Tech Community College after many joyful years of teaching biology. A life-long learner, Absalom loved to read, write and experiment in the sciences and instilled that sense of wonder about the world in his children and grandchildren. Absalom was a faithful member and retired deacon of the Southern Hills Church of Christ.

Survivors include sons, Adam and Daniel Williams; daughter, Mary Ellen (Williams) Ulmet; sister, Ann (Williams) Hogston and family; son-in-law Thomas Ulmet and three grandchildren, Justice, Autumn and Marvel Ulmet, who added so much joy to his waning years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joyce in 2014 and cherished daughter, Dove (Williams) Boone in 2016.

Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Southern Hills Church of Christ, 1030 W. Country Club Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

Services will be 1:00 pm Friday at the church with Brother Pat Arthur officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to Southern Hills Church of Christ.

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John Barnhart

Nov. 04, 1956 — Nov. 29, 2019

John M. Barnhart, 63, of Orleans passed away November 29 at Memorial Hospital of Jasper.

He was born November 4,1956 in Long Beach California. His parents were Robert & Beverly Gene Talbot Barnhart. He married Mary Morehead August 23, 1999. Barnhart was formerly the general manager for Denny’s restaurant of French Lick. He is a member of Central Baptist Church of Paoli.

He is survived by his Wife, Mary Barnhart of Orleans, Sons, Bryan Freeze & wife, Catey Mae of Jasper, Damon Freeze & wife, Kara of Jasper, John Robert Barnhart of Vincennes & Adam Barnhart of Orleans, Step-Sister, Daryl Porter of Oregon, Step-Brothers, Jerry, Brad & Steven Garrison, and one Grandson.

He is preceded in death by- step-mother, Joann Barnhart.

Funeral for John M. Barnhart will be 2pm Saturday, December 7 at Central Baptist Church. Friends may call at the church from 12pm until the service time at 2pm. Pastor John Hutcheson will officiate.A meal will follow after the service. Cremation was chosen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Central Baptist Church, 156 Linden St. Paoli, IN 47454.

Danny Turpin

July 11, 1946 — Nov. 26, 2019

Danny Lee Turpin, 73, of Mooresville, went to be with the lord on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.

He was born July 11th, 1946 in Bedford to Wayne Turpin and Winnie (Strunk) Vansant. He was a resident of Mooresville for most of his life.

Danny is survived by his two loving children, Suzanne (Terry) Mobley of Indianapolis, and Brandon Turpin of Plainfield; four grandchildren, Victoria (Austin) Collier of Indianapolis, Amanda (William) Burnell of Richmond, Gabrielle Mobley of Indianapolis, and Falyn Turpin of Indianapolis; two great grandchildren, Chase and Hayden Collier; and one sister, Debi Burnside of Mooresville. Danny is preceded in death by both of his parents and one brother, Robert Turpin.

Danny was a 1964 graduate of Mooresville High School. Danny worked for General Motors Allison Transmission Division as a job setter for 38 years and retired in 2005. He was a member of the Mooresville Free Methodist Church in Mooresville. Danny was an avid golfer for many years, until back problems prevented him from swinging a club. He adored his dog Angel and rain or shine would take her to the park at least twice a day. Danny was honest, loving and loved his church. He also loved spending time with his family. He had a great work ethic. He also was a very involved member of Mooresville Jaycees in his younger years. He volunteered for Gleaners Food Bank and Churches in Mission.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, December 2nd with a memorial service to be officiated by Jon Stemerick that will follow at 7 p.m. at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Mooresville Free Methodist Church, 20 Star Lane, Mooresville, Indiana 46158.

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Amel Robertson

Jan. 21, 1960 — Nov. 28, 2019

Amel Dee Robertson, 59, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 21, 1960, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Donald Earl and Betty June (Tolbert) Robertson. Amel had been employed at Indiana Limestone and Mitchell Transport. He loved fishing, mushroom hunting, and John Deere, and enjoyed going to truck shows. Amel was a 1978 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are his children, Ben Robertson of Bedford, Heather Laster of Bedford, Amy Robertson of Williams, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, brothers, Larry Robertson of Fayetteville, Jerry Robertson of Bedford, Donald Robertson of Mitchell, and Albert Robertson of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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Connie Lane

Connie L. (Deckard) Lane age 67 of Mitchell passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville at 1:54 Pm on November 25, 2019. Cremation was chosen with burial in Hanson Cemetery at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Verlin Keith

Verlin Keith age 71 of Bedford passed away on November 26, 2019 at his residence. Cremation with no services was chosen.  Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

December 02, 2019

Larry Maddox

April 26, 1942 — Nov. 30, 2019

Larry Ray Maddox, 77, of Bedford, died on November 30, 2019 at his residence.

Born April 26, 1942, he was the son of Ray and Esta Maddox. He married Monta Rose Gabbert and she survives. He retired as a machine repairman from General Motors. Larry was a member of the UAW, and the White River Valley Antique Association.

Survivors include his wife, Monta Rose Maddox; three sons, Rick Maddox and wife Robin of Bedford, Kelly Maddox of Bedford, and Joey Maddox and wife Candi of Mitchell; eleven grandchildren, Whitney, Audrey and husband Logan, Austin, Hunter, Haley, Tylor, Aimee, Lindsey, Marissa, Zeke, and Zoey. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day&Carter Mortuary with Austin Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery with Rick, Kelly, Joey, Austin, Hunter, Tylor, Zeke, Logan, and Nathan as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 4th at the Day&Carter Mortuary, and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to either the White River Humane Society or Wildcare, Inc. in Bloomington.

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Roger Sovern

July 07, 1944 — Nov. 28, 2019

Roger Sovern, 75, Norman Station, rode to his “End of The Trail” Nov. 28,2019.

He was born July 7,1944 to Robert and Ruth Sovern of Jackson County. Roger worked 30 plus years at Cummins in Columbus. He enjoyed raising a big garden, hunting, fishing, as well as raising and riding horses. He started Circle S Horse Camp in Norman, where he enjoyed sitting around the campfire tellin’ tall tales and sharing a jar of cowboy creek water, hence the tall tales.

He is survived by his wife Slim Sovern, his brother Randell Sovern of Scipio, who he aggravated relentlessly into adulthood, his little sister Tanya Sovern of Norman who he taught to cuss and spit at a young age, 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his faithful sidekick Dottie Dee.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob (Bud), and 2 daughters: Ragina and Robin.

Viewing will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date with a tree planting at that time.

Marian Pettyjohn

Aug. 30, 1931 — Nov. 30, 2019

Marian G. Pettyjohn, 88, of Bedford, died at 6:18 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Garden Villa Nursing Home Bedford.

Born August 20, 1931 in Linton, she was the daughter of Ora and Jennie (Ford) Roberts. She married Robert Pettyjohn and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2014. She worked at Sarkes Tarzian and was owner/operator of Marian’s Homecooking in Oolitic.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Kyle and husband Jeremy of Bedford; two sons, Larry Holmes and wife Donna of Bedford, Robert Holmes of Bedford; five grandchildren, Brad Holmes and wife Heather, JR Holmes and wife Shelly, Ashley White and husband Ben, Nichole Ashcraft and husband John, and Lillianne Holmes; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Marvin Roberts, and one sister, Betty Roberts.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd at Owensburg Cemetery. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 3rd from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Day&Carter Mortuary.

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Christopher Jones

Christopher Allen Jones, 56, of Bedford, died Sunday, Nov. 17. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary. A committal service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

December 01, 2019

Theresa Chambon

Jan. 27, 1936 — Nov. 29, 2019

Theresa “Joyce” Keane Chambon age 83 of Bedford passed away on Friday November 29, 2019 at 4:45 Am at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born in Gary, Indiana on January 27, 1936 to Nick Ross and Elvira (Cesario) Ross.  Joyce worked at Indiana University Alumni Office and retired from the Registrar Office at Vincennes University.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Chambon,  parents, and her brother, Lou Ross.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Keane Wagner and husband Tim of Bloomington, one son William “Bill” Keane and Tracy Fields of Bloomington, two grandsons, Nick Ackerman of Bloomington and Zack Wagner of Bloomington, two nephews, Andy and Chris Ross.

Funeral services will be on Monday December 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Grant Quimby officiating, entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Monday December 2nd, from 9:30 AM until service time at 11:30 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Marie Dunlap

Feb. 11, 1949 — Nov. 29, 2019

Marie E. (Rajotte) Dunlap, 70, of Bedford died at 2:22 pm on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Born February 11, 1949 in Amesbury, MA she was the daughter of Leon and Florence (Germyn) Rajotte. She married Richard “Dick” Dunlap on October 23, 1987 and he survives. Marie was a Registered Nurse for 27 years at the Bedford Medical Center. In 2012 she graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then went on to get her master’s degree in social work from IUPUI gradating in May 2017, she then went to work for the Stone City Counseling Center. Marie was a member of the Dive Christian Church, Bedford Center for Women’s Ministry, President of Christian Motorcycles Association, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Legion Riders.

Survivors include her husband Dick of Bedford, her children: Stacie Bennett of Ellettsville, Bryce Bennett and wife Marci of Bedford, Dichol Partlow and husband Jonathon of Noblesville, and Aimee Dunlap of Bedford; five grandchildren: Seylor, Cage, and Amelia Partlow, Brynlea, and Kaedyn Bennett; one brother, Albert Rajotte and wife Gerri of Englewood, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive MPACT Youth or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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Ann Duggan

June 20, 1931 — Nov. 11, 2019

The family and friends of Ann Duggan mourn her passing. Born June 20, 1931 into the family of James M. and Lois Pettijohn in Chicago, Illinois. Entered into Eternal Rest Veterans Day November 11, 2019 at Autumn Hills, Bloomington, Indiana.

Her memory will be cherished by children, Barry M. Duggan, Lynn S. Duggan, Debra A. Duggan, and Cassandra R. Duggan; grandchildren, Arren I. Duggan, Eli Duggan-Daniels, and Cordelia Duggan-Daniels; nieces and nephews, Gary and Donna West, Woodly and Maxi West, Susan and Charles Callanan, Amy and Robert Rae, Susan and Richard Barnett, Jay Pettijohn, Mike Pettijohn, sister-in-law– Alice Pettijohn.

She is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with her beloved husband, LTC Donal F. Duggan; both parents, James M. And Lois Pettijohn; brother, Richard Pettijohn; mother-in-law, Naomi Braddock; father-in-law, Wayne L. Braddock; brother-in-law, Robert West; sister-in-law, Norma West.

Among Ann’s greatest accomplishments: Being a perfect, kind-hearted daughter to James M. and Lois Pettijohn. Being a great wife to Don Duggan, FOUR wonderful, well-raised and well-behaved Children, BEING a Wonderful Grandmother to Three Perfect Grandchildren.Taking care of a husband and 4 children while doing three tours in Germany– 4 years- Occupation Army in Nuremberg, 1 year in Freiburg im Br., many many years in Heidelberg– Working and retiring at the Heidelberg University’s Seminary for Romantic languages (handling some of the oldest books in the world) as their best ever Secretary/Librarian! Surviving many years of vascular dementia and making Heaven her home, as of November 11th, 2019.

Our Mother, Ann Duggan will be forever appreciated and missed.

Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery to be announced.

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Mary Schumacher

Oct. 10, 1931 — Nov. 26, 2019

Mary Catherine “Cay” Schumacher passed away November 26, 2019 at the IU Health Hospice House.

She was born October 10, 1931 in Dayton, OH and was the daughter of Philip and Marguerete (Wells) Ochs. She graduated from Bath Township High School, Fairborn, OH in 1949 followed by a year at Miami Jacob’s Business College, Dayton, OH. She worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where she met her beloved husband Jim and were married September 14, 1958 in Fariborn, OH.

Because of Jim’s military career, from 1958-1972, they lived in Lybia, Germany, Turkey, Glendale, AZ and Sumter, SC. They ended up in Bloomington in the 1970’s. Mary Cay worked for several years for IU Women’s Athletic Department and Campus Food Services. She was a longtime member of Fairview United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir and a circle group, and developed lifelong friendships.

Mary Cay was preceded in death by her parents and sister Judy Garrison.

She is survived by brothers-in-law, Walt Garrison, York, SC and Philip Schumacher, El Mirage, AZ; sisters-in-law Pam Schumacher, Lincoln, NE and Sharon Schumacher, Sun City, AZ; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friends Margie and Wendell Bogner, Centennial, CO; surrogate son, Joe Boes of Bloomington whom she fondly referred to as her POA.

It took a village to care for Mary Cay upon Jim’s passing and want to thank Phyllis and Ron Frasier, Darlene Harbuck, Nancy Allerhand, and Christine & Allen DeForest for their timeless energy, love, and support. One of Mary Cay’s greatest passions was talking. She never met a stranger and could talk to friends for hours on the phone or in person. She could even talk to Alexa!

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from Noon-2 p.m. with services following at 2 p.m. at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Rev. Curtis Hurley will officiate the service and entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church.

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Wandelohr Dunn

Feb. 25, 1937 — Nov. 23, 2019

Wandelohr R. “W.R.” Dunn, 82, of Bloomington passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

W.R. was born February 25, 1937 in Amarillo, Texas and was the son of the late Charles H. and Dorothy D. (Robinson) Dunn. W.R. and his brother Pete opened Gallery of Homes – Dunn Real Estate which later became Coldwell Banker – Dunn Real Estate and he continued for 41 years in the Bloomington area. Before his start in real estate he sold hardware for 10 years in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was President of The Bloomington Board of Realtors in 1983, a graduate of Indiana University where he received a degree in Accounting; he was Realtor of the Year in 1988 and was the Chairman of Risk Reduction at the State Level for the Board of Realtors. Memberships included 40+ year member of the National Association of Realtors, First United Methodist Church, Bloomington Country Club, Elks, and Kiwanis. He was an avid Bridge Player (Ruby Life Master) and an avid golfer.

W.R. is survived by his wife, Anne (Breck) Dunn of Bloomington; son, Charles W. Dunn (Stephanie) of Bloomington; sister, Jane Martin (Don R.) of Boulder, CO; brother-in-law, Bill Breck of Greenwood. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Michael Breck, John Breck, Donnie Martin, Rob Martin, Deborah Dixon, and Barbara D. Burris.

W.R. was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles “Pete” Dunn, and an infant son.

Services for W.R. will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 2, 2109 from 4-6 pm at The Funeral Chapel and on Tuesday from 12:00 pm until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in W.R.’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 911 E 86th St #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the charity of your choice.

Mary Jordan

March 11, 1933 — Nov. 28, 2019

Mary G. Jordan of Ellettsville passed away at Hearthstone Health Campus on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 86.

Mary was born into the home of Russell and Edith (Mason) Fisher in Spencer, Indiana on March 11, 1933. She married James E. Jordan and were happily married for 65 years until his passing in 2017. Mary worked at Sears Roebuck and Company for a short time before becoming a Homemaker taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Mary was a talented musician playing the piano and keyboard. She was a longtime member of the Quincy Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her Son, Richard D. Jordan (Shayna Patch) of Ellettsville; Daughter, Linda McKenzie (Danny Rogers) of Bloomington; Grandchildren, Misty (Joe) Westgate, Jennifer Rogers, Joey (Kara Hacker) Jordan, and Ricki Jordan; Great-Grandchildren, William Sherfield, Cody Sherfield, Austin Hall, Makayla Hall, Blake Stephens, Eli Stephens, Paisleigh Jordan and one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Edith Fisher; Father, Russell Fisher; Husband, James Jordan and Brothers, Leroy Fisher, Jimmy Fisher, and Russell Fisher, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Mary’s family invites you to share condolences, memories and more by visiting her tribute page at

Olive Lovejoy

Nov. 08, 1935 — Nov. 27, 2019

Olive Estella Lovejoy, 84, of Bloomington passed from this life November 27, 2019 in her home. She was the daughter of Hubert H. and Mary (Kent) Galyan.

Born November 8, 1935 in Bloomington. She was the youngest of nine children. She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, attended Unionville School and Bloomington High School. She married the love of her life, Charles H. Lovejoy, Sr. They shared a wonderful life of 49 years before his passing in May, 2002.
They had three children; Connie Lee (Lovejoy) Reedy, of Bloomington, Indiana, Kathy Jane (Lovejoy) Myrick, of Fleming Island, Florida and Charles H. Lovejoy, Jr., formerly of North Vernon, Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, seven siblings, Viannia Mae Galyan, Joseph Henderson Galyan, Ailcy Bell Galyan, Cleora Asher, Emma McDaniel, Alice Mathis, and Homer Galyan and one grandson, Gregory Dean Lovejoy.

She is survived by her loving and dedicated daughters, daughter-in-law, Mary Jean Lovejoy, four grandchildren, Amy (Lonnie) Tomey, Jayna (Steve) Wythe, Brandon Lovejoy and Phillip Lovejoy and four great-grandchildren, Drew Tomey, Wyatt Tomey, Clover Rohland and Noah Wythe; two siblings, Wilma Robinson and Edna Rebecca “Becky” Adams; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Galyan and Jean (Lovejoy) Earhart, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. with Steve Phillips officiating. Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lovejoy will be laid to rest next to her husband at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of one’s choice or to the American Heart Association.

Jane West

July 29, 1934 — Nov. 24, 2019

Jane Ellen (Roberts) West, 85, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 24th at Hamilton Trace Hospice in Fishers, IN. She was born in Cincinnati, OH on July 29th, 1934 to the late Alma (Niemeyer) Roberts and William J. Roberts.

Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 65 years, Roger F. West, MD; five children, daughter Melissa Bachman (Mark) of Colorado Springs, CO; son Roger F. West, Jr. MD (Kris) of Indianapolis, IN; Daughter Jenny Smith (Tim) of Bloomington, IN; daughter Judy Fleschner (Rob) of Florence, SC; and son Jim West (Linda) of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren: Brad Bachman, Laura Mau (David), Franci Mott (Michael), Tori Arnold (Zach), Rebecca Smith, Stephanie Smith, Rachel Fleschner, Robbie Fleschner; and great grandchild Sylvia Mau; as well as many nieces and nephews and their spouses. Along with her parents, Jane is preceded in death by her sister, Grace Ramsey and her brother, Bob Roberts.

Jane was raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Western Hills High School and The University of Cincinnati. She married her high school sweetheart, Roger, in 1954 and they began their life together in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati. She and Roger subsequently lived in Stuttgart, Germany, Livonia, MI, and Port Huron, MI, before settling in Terre Haute, IN and later retiring to Fishers, IN.

Jane was a member of various medical and civic organizations in Terre Haute and was a member of the Maryland Community Church and Faith Wesleyan Church. She loved to play the piano and sing and was a member of both the Faith Wesleyan Choir and Britton Falls Choir in Fishers. Jane also loved to paint and was a member of the Britton Falls Art Club. She enjoyed talking on the phone to her dear friends and family, and she was an accomplished patron of countless retail establishments. Most of all, Jane loved her kids, grandkids and great grandchild.

There will be a private graveside service at 2pm on December 4th at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati for family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jane’s memory to: Samaritan’s Purse ( or to Britton Falls Choir, memo: In memory of Jane West, 13079 Del Webb Pkwy, Fishers, IN 46037 c/o Olga Hackenberg.

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Lindsay Anderson

Dec. 30, 1949 — Nov. 14, 2019

Lindsay T. Anderson, age 69, of Clayton, Ohio, formerly of Bloomington, IN, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Born in Indianapolis, IN, she lived a full and adventurous life while traveling and living around the world with her daughter throughout the 1970s and 80s. In the early 1990s she settled down in Bloomington, IN to raise her two sons and started a new adventure as a grandmother. She enjoyed being able to share all the stories of her life experiences with them. Throughout the years, she always provided a place for friends and family to go to when in need of a safe haven or a second home, where she welcomed them with love and open arms. All her family and friends she touched throughout her life will always jokingly refer to her as ‘The Cat Lady’ because she opened her heart and home to many cats and cared for them from kitten to elder. She loved and cherished her cats as if they were her own children.

She is survived by her children, Marcy (Ray), Sean (Tyler) and Michael; grandchildren, Tabitha and Bryan Hoffman; great-granddaughter, Aubrey; sister, Pamela Short; brothers, Carl and Larry Lichte; and her cat, Bebe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Pearl Hopper; brother, David Lichte; and niece, Tracy McCulley; and many of her fur babies.

Since Lindsay was a strong supporter of The Middle Way House, a shelter for domestic violence and abuse in Bloomington, IN, the family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorial donation be made to the shelter.

Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to family at

Dolores Mann

April 19, 1915 — Nov. 21, 2019

Dolores Rebecca Mann, nee Stone, of Northbrook, Illinois was born April 19, 1915 in Brandon, Iowa to Arthur Horace and Maree (nee Petersen) Stone. She passed away November 21, 2019.

Beloved wife of the late GW “Wally” Mann; loving mother of Michael Arthur (Allison) Mann of New Cuyama, CA, Barbara Maree (Jeffrey) Kaden of Bloomington, IN, Henry Albert (Rita) Mann of Muscatine, IA, and Clifford Anthony Mann (Pearl Patarozzi) of Lockport, IL; cherished grandmother of Gregory Mann, Michael (Joe) Mann (deceased), Julie Mann, Suzanne Mann, Mary Ellen Handley, James Mann, Tammy Nowling, Cynthia Mann, William Mann, Kenneth (David) Merideth, Brenda Mann, Stacy Mann, Rebecca Rodriguez, Tara Mann and Amanda Tuetken; proud great grandmother of 18 and great great grandmother of 3; dear sister of the late Leola Duncan.

Mrs. Mann was Postmaster at Ardon, IA from 1948 to 1954. She taught at Garfield School in Muscatine from 1954 to 1959, before moving to Springfield, IL where she taught for two years. In 1961 she moved to Northbrook, IL. She taught grade school at Rugen School and Hoffman School in Glenview for many years. Dolores and her husband were founding parishioners of St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Glenview. Services will be held at a later date in Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Village Benevolent Fund, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Arrangement by N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home 847-998-1020.

Carolyn Brinkman

Carolyn Lee Brinkman, 84, of Bloomington, died Friday. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

Morris Coe

Morris DeWayne Coe, 74, of Bloomington, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

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