Obituaries

Obituaries — September 2016

September 25, 2016

Robert Eugene Hardwick

Feb. 26, 1924 — Sept. 24, 2016

Robert Eugene Hardwick, 92, died September 24, 2016. He was the widower of Lois Evelyn Hawkins Hardwick. They shared 61 years of marriage together.

Born in Avoca, IN, on February 26, 1924, to Noble and Olive Hackler Hardwick, he was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, 1943-1946 in the South Pacific. He graduated from Indiana Central (University of Indianapolis) with his BS in Education in 1952. He obtained his Master’s Degree in 1953 from Indiana University. He was a teacher, basketball coach and cross country coach for 34 years.

He was a member of Clear Creek Christian Church. He was a member of American Legion and the Masonic Lodge. Robert was a special, caring man and a great teacher who touched the lives of many students and athletes.

Robert is survived by his sons, Duane (Tara Pierson) and Phillip (Joyce); sister, Mary Hardwick Bruce, in Winter Garden, FL; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Linz-Harrison, OH; grandchildren, Josh Hardwick, Maggie (Michael) Rimroth, Andrew (Ashley) Hardwick, Ben Hardwick, Jesse (Jo Nz) Hardwick, Joe (Mikaela) Hardwick and John (Angela Pine) Hardwick; great-grandchildren, Addison and Skylar Rimroth and Mason and Lincoln Hardwick; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clear Creek Christian Church Life Center, 5405 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, IN 47403.

Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605, or the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

Memories of Robert and condolences may be made to the family at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

September 24, 2016

Carolyn ‘Jo’ (Harrison) Besser

Carolyn “Jo” (Harrison) Besser, 80, of Huron, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Huron Baptist Church. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

September 23, 2016

Warren Thomas Ramey

Aug. 24, 1951 — Sept. 21, 2016

Warren Thomas Ramey, 65, of Bedford, died at 7:12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 24, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of George T. and Ruth Magdeline (Dye) Ramey.

He was a retired picker at Bedford Recycling.

Survivors include one son, Brad Ramey and wife Caroline of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Seth Thomas Ramey and wife Mandy, Bradley Taylor Ramey and fiancé Rachel, Derrick Alan Ramey, Erastata Nicole Lynn Ramey, Cierra Kristine Ramey, Mackenzie Lynette Ramey and Dalton James Ramey; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard A. Ramey of Bedford and David Joseph Ramey of Mooresville, and one sister, LaDonna Sue Elkins of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents;and two sisters, Patricia Karen Godsey and Gloria Ann Bailey.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Norma Lucille (Ashcraft) Heisler

Aug. 24, 1929 — Sept. 21, 2016

Norma Lucille (Ashcraft) Heisler, 87, of Springville, originally of Hammond, died at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Whiting, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Madge (Osborn) Ashcraft. She married Donald F. Heisler on Feb.14, 1990, and he survives.

She was a loan officer and teller for Mercantile Bank.

Norma was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, was an avid roller skater, line dancer and a friend to everyone.

Survivors include her husband Donald; two daughters, Beverly Loomis and husband Terry of Chesterton and Kathy Bauser of Owensburg; a stepson, Donald S. Heisler of Tinley, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Denise Heisler of Minooka, Ill.; grandchildren, Tammy LaHayne, Kathy Downey, Rachel Pozza, Glenna Selsor, Dr. Holly Bauser-Heaton and Glen Bauser Jr.; stepgrandchildren, Trinity Heisler, Gage Heisler and Miah Heisler; ten great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruby Helm; one brother, Jack Ashcraft; and a son-in-law, Glen Bauser.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Hafenbreidel. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery.

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

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

September 22, 2016

Priscilla R. (Skirvin) Johnson

Nov. 25, 1952 — Sept. 19, 2016

Priscilla R. Johnson, 63, of Bedford, died at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 25, 1952, to Robert C. and Ilene (Criger) Skirvin. Priscilla married Kenneth Gerald Johnson in 1993 and he survives. She worked at Organized Living in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Gerald Johnson of Bedford; children, Regina Taylor and fiancé’ Leon Kinser of Bedford, Kristie (Tom) Blake of Bedford, Jeremy Scalf of Bedford and Kenny (Becky) Johnson, Jr. of Bedford; brother, Paul Skirvin of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, Brittani Davis, Ryan Johnson, Jacy Taylor, Brooklyn Ogden, Dylan Taylor, Todd Hicks, Dawson Scalf, Ivy Scalf, Logan Blake, Garrett Blake and Jordan Kinser; four great-grandchildren, Chayton Shake, Karson Hammonds, Liam Davis and Riley Johnson

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Linda Darlene Eshbach.

Memorial services will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Celebration of Priscilla’s life will be at 6 p.m. with Rev. Harold Godsey, officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Dee McHargue

July 11, 1941 — Sept. 20, 2016

Michael Dee McHargue, 75, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his residence, with his family by his side, after five months of battling cancer.

Born July 11, 1941, in Muncie, he was the son of Jesse and Marie (Colglazier) McHargue. He married Sharon Kay Sheeks September 4, 1964.

Mike retired from General Motors with 40 years of service and was a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School. He loved all sports and was an avid bowler with seven 300 games.

Mike was a radio operator in the U. S. Marine Corps and recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon McHargue of Mitchell; daughters, Kathy (Tom) Scarlett of Bedford and Amy McHargue of Columbus; grandchildren, Kaylin Norris, Nic McHargue, Tyler Scarlett, Kyla Scarlett; brother, William (Mary) McHargue of San Jose, California; and sister, Susan (Ron) Wolter of Charlotte, North Carolina.

His parents and brother, Larry McHargue, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with William Mathews officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Tom Scarlett, Nic McHargue, Tyler Scarlett, Dennis Gratzer, Ron Wolter, and William McHargue.

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

Ernest L. ‘Ernie’ Livingston

Feb. 20, 1958 — Sept. 20, 2016

Ernest L. “Ernie” Livingston, 58, of Harrodsburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his residence after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Born Feb. 20, 1958 in Bloomington, he was the son of the late Charles L. and Barbara J. (Hostetler) Livingston.

Ernie was a sight supervisor at Aecom Construction where his employees loved him and Ernie enjoyed the friends he made there. He was also a member of the Sheetmetal Workers Local No. 20 in Indianapolis.

Ernie was a loving husband, and the best dad and papaw ever.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Sally Heath-Livingston of Harrodsburg: one daughter, Tonya Long (Phillip) of Bloomington; beloved grandchildren, Gavin and Brayden Robinson, Gracie Long, Zayne Dwigans and Ashton Duff; brothers and sisters, Tim Livingston (Shermagne) of Jeffersonville, Toni Lady (Dan) of Bloomington, Ron Livingston (Conita) of Fayetteville, John Livingston (Jay) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Sherri Stannard (Mark) of Bloomington; one sister-in-law, Melody Pope (Rick) of Harrodsburg; great-niece, Chevelle Knight, who enjoyed sharing tea parties with her uncle Ernie, whom she loved; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Yvonne Dwigans, in May of 2015 after a two-year battle with cancer, and one brother, Harold Livingston.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Memories of Ernie and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Crista Lynn Johnson

Jan. 18, 1985 — Sept. 20, 2016

Crista Lynn Johnson, 31, of Bloomington, died at 4:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 18, 1985 in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter Marsha (Daffron) Johnson and Lonnie Johnson.

Survivors include her mother, Marsha Johnson and Bruce Roberts of Bloomington; her father, Lonnie Johnson of Springville; her grandmother, Judith Johnson of Springville; grandmother, Barbara Roberts of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her cat Socks. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Johnson, and grandparents, Helen and Don Meyers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express their condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Norma Heisler

Norma Lucille Heisler, 87, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Warren Ramey

Warren Ramey, 65, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 21, 2016

Dolly Jeanne Gould Young

Aug. 6, 1923 — Sept. 19, 2016

Dolly Jeanne (Gould) Young, 93, of Bedford, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2016, at Garden Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born August 6, 1923, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ed and Cora (Pace) Gould.

She married George Young on January 17, 1942; he died February 7, 2009.

Dolly was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1942; she had worked as a medical assistant in Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, and Bedford, last working for Dr. Sera, Bedford. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bedford and along with her husband had been a Sam’s Club Camper.

Surviving are one daughter, Cindy Elliott, Brazil, IN; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Bob and Bill Gould and one in infancy; and one great-grandson, George Oscar Stout.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Bedford, with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Herman E. Taylor

Dec. 21, 1927 — Sept. 19, 2016

Herman E. Taylor, 88, of Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence.

Born December 21, 1927 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ephraim “Eph” and Eva (Morrow) Taylor. He married Frona Ellen Pace on September 16, 1950 and she survives. He was a member of Life Tabernacle in Springville and retired after 43 years from Indiana Limestone as a Diamond Sawyer. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force and Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife Frona of Bedford, one son, Leo Taylor and wife, Angie of Springville, three daughters, Brenda Enochs of Bedford, Nancy Kelley and husband, Brian of Avoca, Margaret Barnes and husband, Bob of Bloomington, seven grandchildren, Brian Enochs and wife, Jennifer, Lisa Merry and husband, Chris, Jodi Sproull and husband Tim, Jana Morales and husband, Joe, Brent Taylor and wife, Inga, Brandon Taylor and wife, Rosa and Jessyca Taylor, 13 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Guy Taylor and wife, Lois of Bedford, Emery Taylor of Bedford, Gerald “Jake” and wife, Judy of Mitchell, three sisters, Adeline Fortner, Ocie Brown and Wanda Cunnington, all of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Michael Herman Taylor, three sisters, Christine Strunk, Josephine Hughes and Angie May Taylor, three brothers, Norman Taylor, Glen Taylor and James Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Life Tabernacle Church with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Christian Cemetery with military rites accorded at the grave by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Life Tabernacle Church.

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

Kirby Lee Dean

May 11, 1953 — Sept. 20, 2016

Kirby Lee Dean, 63, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at his residence.

Born May 11, 1953, in Seymour, he was the son of Paul Everett and Helen Louise (Whitehead) Dean.

He retired from Cummins Engine in Columbus. Kirby was a 1970 graduate of Jennings County High School, loved all sports, and was a member of the Work of God Church.

Survivors include his stepson, Benjamin Collins of California; sister-in-law, Susan (Allen) Barlow of Mitchell; nieces, LouAnn (Mike) Kristan of Bedford, Maren (Jarrod) Terrell of Ellettsville, and Magen Barlow of Mitchell; and nephew, Justin (Sarah) Barlow of Corpus Christi, Texas.

His parents and sister, Elena Hardwick, preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 25, at the Work of God Church with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 26, at the Bear Creek Baptist Cemetery in Westport under direction of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Patricia R. (Skirvin) Johnson

Nov. 25, 1952 — Sept. 19, 2016

Priscilla R. (Skirvin) Johnson, 63, of Bedford, passed away at 1 p.m. on Monday September 19, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Lawrence County on November 25, 1952 to Robert C. and Ilene (Criger) Skirvin. Priscilla married Kenneth Gerald Johnson in 1993 and he survives, she worked at Organized Living in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Gerald Johnson of Bedford, children, Regina Taylor and fiancé’ Leon Kinser of Bedford, Kristie (Tom) Blake of Bedford, Jeremy Scalf of Bedford and Kenny (Becky) Johnson, Jr. of Bedford, brother, Paul Skirvin of Indianapolis, 11 grandchildren, Brittani Davis, Ryan Johnson, Jacy Taylor, Brooklyn Ogden, Dylan Taylor, Todd Hicks, Dawson Scalf, Ivy Scalf, Logan Blake, Garrett Blake and Jordan Kinser, four great-grandchildren, Chayton Shake, Karson Hammonds, Liam Davis and Riley Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Linda Darlene Eshbach.

Memorial services will be on Thursday September 22, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Celebration of Priscilla’s life will be at 6 p.m. with Rev. Harold Godsey, officiating.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael D. McHargue

Michael Dee McHargue, 75, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, Sept. 20. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m.

William G. Lane

A graveside service for William G. Lane, 87, of Mitchell, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Community Cemetery. He died on Oct. 4, 2015. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

September 20, 2016

Mollie Chane Dustin

Sept. 12, 2016 — Sept. 17, 2016

Mollie Chane Dustin died at 10:58 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Sept. 12, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Josh and Stephanie (Gregory) Dustin.

Survivors include her parents, Josh and Stephanie of Springville; paternal grandparents, Kathy and Dirus Dustin of Bedford; maternal grandparents, Harold and Sue Gregory of Oolitic; maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Stigall and paternal great-grandmother Mary Collings of Springville. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Ollie Stigall, paternal great-grandmother, Thelma Collings, paternal great-grandfather, Forrest Chane Collings, maternal great-grandparents, George and Dorothy Gregory, and paternal great-grandparents, Lee and Irene Dustin.

Each new life, no matter how fragile or brief… Forever changes the world. Ms. Mollie changed the world of those who knew her. While her time here was brief, the impact she had on others will be forever lasting. Mollie was the perfection of hope, love, and joy her parents dreamed of, and she will always be Stephanie & Josh’s biggest miracle. Sweet Mollie spread a love across the country, while bringing together so many people in prayer as they watched the tiniest of miracles unfold before them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” While this time is most difficult for those who loved Mollie, we shall find comfort in knowing sweet Mollie is now in the kingdom of God and will live forever with his grace and love surrounding her. Let us not question why, but instead be thankful for “the best five days of our lives.”

Private services will be held with Pastor Bruce Roberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help offset funeral/medical expenses at: gofund.me/2ptgapus. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brian Payton

Brian Edward Payton, 54, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Virginia Bartlett

Virginia Lee (Tosti) Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Juanita Bowden

Juanita M. (Lee) Bowden, 63, of Mitchell, died Thursday. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation was chosen. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Herman Taylor

Herman E. Taylor, 88, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 19, 2016

Virginia Lee Bartlett

Nov. 27, 1928 — Sept. 17, 2016

Virginia Lee Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, entered Eternal Rest on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Matt and Nellie (Belotti) Tosti. She married Opal Bartlett on April 23, 1949.

She was baptized at Bartlettsville Christian Church.

She worked for RCA and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Opal of Bedford; one son, Michael Bartlett and his wife Kathy; two granddaughters, Cybil Bakker and her husband Derek and Rachel Hart and her fiancé Jay Morris; five great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Natalya, Gracie, Peyton, Amaya, and A.J.; one brother, Robert Tosti and his wife Glenna; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe Tosti and Matt Tosti; and three sisters, Leota Canada, Louise Hale and Ruby Fish.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Aaron Levering officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the mortuary.

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

Luella F. Webb

Aug. 28, 1926 — Sept. 16, 2016

Luella F. Webb, 90, of Oolitic, passed away Friday evening at 11:35 p.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Aug. 28, 1926, in Salem, she was the daughter of Roy V. and Stella I. (Jackson) Walton. She married Opal Webb on May 16, 1942, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2000.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Oolitic.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, and had been employed by M & F Fines.

Survivors include two sons, Russell E. Webb and wife Rebecca of Bedford and Ronald G. Webb and wife Lou Ella of Oolitic; one daughter, Marsha R. Enochs and husband Rick of Oolitic; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Leroy “Carl” Walton, Lovell “Red” Walton, Lester “Ted” Walton and Leonard Ray “Johnny” Walton; two sisters, Loral Walton Robbins and Lois Chastain; and one daughter-in-law, Janie (Reynolds) Webb.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Laddie David Pruett

Laddie David Pruett, 70, of West Valley City, Utah, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday, Sept. 14. Funeral service and visitation was Sunday at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary in Utah. For more information visit, www.lindquistmortuary.com. Arrangements by Lindquist Mortuary, Roy, Utah.

Brian Payton

Brian Payton, 54, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 18, 2016

Virginia L. Bartlett

Virginia L. Bartlett, 87, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Luella F. Webb

Luella F. (Walton) Webb, 90, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

September 17, 2016

Robert Dean Tucker

March 17, 1934 — Sept. 16, 2016

Robert Dean Tucker, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:35 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born March 17, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Richard and Gladys (Charles) Tucker. He married Phyllis Tirey on Sept. 5, 1959 and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Monroe Lodge No. 22 F & AM. He was the co-owner of Tom Taylor Foods and a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Bedford; a daughter, Pamela Dougherty and husband Shannon of Bedford; a brother, Morrell Tucker of Bedford; and two grandchildren, Jessica Davis and husband Josh of Williams and Lacey Dougherty and fiancé JT Ford of Norman; four great-grandchildren, Rylan Davis and Jaedyn, Jax and Jace Ford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and John David Tucker; and a sister, Virginia Mulkey.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Morgan Jeffrey

Aug. 8, 1930 — Sept. 14, 2016

Morgan Jeffrey, 86, of Orleans passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at 9:20 p.m. at Mitchell Manor.

He was born in Jeffrey, West Virginia on Aug. 8, 1930, to Landon and Mae (Milom) Jeffrey. Morgan graduated from Scott High School in West Virginia in 1948. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1954, and was a Korean War Veteran. Morgan married Deanna Gibson in 1955 and she survives.

He retired from the Grandview Heights Fire Department in Ohio in 1982. Morgan and Deanna moved to Orleans in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Jeffrey of Orleans; one daughter, Deborah Jeffrey of Huntingbur; one son, Rick Jeffrey of Sunbury, Ohi; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews, including Robert Henderson of Orleans, who also was his caregiver

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ora Carl Jeffrey.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

September 16, 2016

Joseph D. Blake

Joseph Delano Blake, 65, of Paoli, died Wednesday, Sept. 14. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Arrangements by ChastainFuneral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 15, 2016

Shirley Mae (Bruner) Mundy

Nov. 29, 1936 — Sept. 13, 2016

Shirley Mae Mundy, 79, of Bedford, died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at her residence.

Born Nov. 29, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joe and Maude (Hughes) Bruner. She married Harold Mundy on Oct. 8, 1953; he died Jan. 23, 1988.

Shirley worked at Dunn Hospital as a unit clerk and at the Waffle House. She also worked at Dana Industries of Mitchell, from where she retired.

Shirley attended the Fayetteville Baptist Church; was very active in the Senior Citizens Club of Mitchell; she was a member of the Bedford and Mitchell American Legions and a member of the Mitchell V.F.W.

She loved camping and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, Harold “Butch” Mundy of Bedford; two daughters, Debra (Samuel) Malott of Bedford and Pamela (Ronnie) Willis of Orleans; eight grandchildren, Zachary Mundy, Jacob Mundy, Jennifer (Eric) Flinn, Jamais (Jason) Nottger, Justen Malott, Dedra Terrell, Jeremy (Julita) Willis, and Joshua (Kendria) Willis; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Bruner of Brandon, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Harold.

Funeral service will be on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Mitchell Senior Citizens Club.

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

Max Sego

Max Sego, 83, of Bedford, died Monday, Sept. 12. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

September 14, 2016

Charles E. Pritchett

Aug. 30, 1930 — Sept. 12, 2016

Charles E. Pritchett, 86, of Bedford, died at 3:52 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at White River Lodge.

Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Bedford, he was the son of Clifford Joe and Mable (Harden) Pritchett. He married Lucille Mitchell on Feb. 26, 1950, and she preceded him in death on May 7, 1990. He then married Carol Hatfield on Sept. 19, 1995, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 2011.

He was a contractor and started Pritchett Brothers Construction in 1963 with his brother, Richard.

Survivors include a brother, Earl Pritchett and wife Janice of Judah; three sisters, Grace McDonald of Bedford, Louella Meadows of Judah and Joann McCain and her husband Bob of Florida; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Pritchett of Judah; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; one brother, Richard Pritchett; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Meadows and Sam McDonald.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family encourages that in lieu of flowers and other memorials, contributions be made in memory of Charles’ great-nephew, Cole Winnefeld, to the Batcole Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research.

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

Marjorie Jeanette (Hawkins) Tyree

July 15, 1924 — Sept. 8, 2016

Marjorie Jeanette (Hawkins) Tyree, 92, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at her residence.

Born July 15, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Eathel and Sylvia (Phillips) Hawkins. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1942. She married Charles Horace Tyree on June 2, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 2005.

She had worked in the business offices of RCA and Reliance Corporation and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and her church family.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Kay Menaugh and husband Brad of Bedford; grandchildren, Brice Alan Menaugh and Brooke Menaugh Adams and husband Josh; great-grandchildren, Anna, Carson and Myla Adams; several nieces, nephews, cousins, her church family, and good neighbors, Jerry and Twanette Seidle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Sammy Alan Tyree in 1969.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Englewood Baptist Church.

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

Miskel Ann ‘Mickey’ (Nelson) Graves

Nov. 17, 1928 — Sept. 12, 2016

Miskel “Mickey” Ann Graves, 87, of Henderson, Ky., formerly of Springville, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at Redbank’s Skilled Nursing in Henderson.

Born Nov. 17, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lorne and Hazel (Radcliff) Nelson. She married James Dorsey Graves in 1947.

She graduated from Oolitic High School and was a member of the First Church of God in Mitchell.

She had worked as a cook at Fayetteville School.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Lowry and husband, Ed of Morganfield, Ky., and Beverly Harvey and husband Alan of Indianapolis; a son, Jim Graves and wife Shawna of Oolitic; seven grandchildren, Chad Lowry, Nikki Stilwell, Jason Pillow, Shelby and Cassidy Graves, Audrey Lagenour and Orion Allen; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a sister, Judy Brazzel of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Delorne Nelson.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dwight Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson, Ky.

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

September 13, 2016

Edward Dale ‘Bud’ Speer

June 14, 1933 — Sept. 9, 2016

Edward Dale “Bud” Speer, 83, of Bedford, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at 9:53 p.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born June 14, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hubert (Earl) and Lois Ellen (Kindred) Speer. He married Maxine Piatt, on June 4, 1953, in Bedford; she preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2012.

Edward was a Jehovah’s Witness. He worked as a carpenter/contractor.

Surviving are two sons, Greg (Dorothy) Speer of Monroe, Mich., and Mark Speer of Bedford; one daughter, Tammara Speer of Bedford; three grandchildren, Samantha (Wes) Vanhentenryck, David Speer, and Billy Speer; two great-grandchildren, Traven and Wyatt; and one sister, Gail Connerly of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maxine; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

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

Wallace Kay Masher

Jan. 31, 1925 — Sept. 9, 2016

Wallace Kay Masher, 91, of Bedford, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at his residence.

Born Jan. 31, 1925, he was the son of Elmer and Ola Masher. He married Grace Greer and she preceded him in death.

A life-long resident of Lawrence County, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.

He was employed at NWSC Crane and attended Heltonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his grandchildren by marriage, Tangie Jarrard of Michigan, Martha Holmes of Bloomington, Patsy Bower of Columbia, S.C., Nancy Bennett of Greenwood, and Sally Elliott and Margie Riley, both of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Dale Perry Masher and his wife, Grace.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. No visitation is planned.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Spice Valley Cemetery Association or Spice Valley Baptist Church.

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

Marjorie Jeanette (Hawkins) Tyree

Marjorie Jeanette (Hawkins) Tyree, 92, of Bedford, died Thursday, Sept. 8. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles E. Pritchett

Charles E. Pritchett, 86, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Miskel ‘Mickey’ Graves

Miskel “Mickey” Graves, 87, of Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 12, 2016

Joyce Sue Grubb

May 3, 1959 — Sept. 10, 2016

Joyce Sue Grubb, 57, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 3, 1959, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of John Grubb and Linda (McGlothlin) Johnson.

Joyce was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Jackie (Daryl, Jr.) Buck of Bloomington, Rickie Woods of Bloomington, and Angela Woods of Bloomington; grandchildren, Brittany, Kayla, Valorie, Andrea, Brooke, Hayley, Izaah, Jaiden, Dylan, Caleb, and Jaxson; and siblings, John Grubb of Bloomington, Janice Hattabaugh of Mitchell, Linda Lentz of Bloomington, and Christine Haley of Illinois.

Her parents; brother, James Grubb; and nephew, Daniel Grubb, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell, with Pastor Brian Helms officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

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

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

September 11, 2016

Debra Skweres

Debra (Bex) Skweres, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in her home in Magnolia, Texas, from ALS disease.

She leaves two children, Traciann Bex and Matthew Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patsy Joan Coleman (also passed from ALS), and grandparents, Jo and Pat Dwyer of Bedford and Gail and Wilmer Bex of Williams.

She was born in Bedford to Patsy Joan Coleman and William Donald Bex. She attended school in southern Indiana at Bedford, Unionville and Bloomington High School North, 1975.

She is survived by her dad, John Coleman (Sylvia) of Gainesville, Fla.; sister, Gaylon Hatfield (Estel) of Florida; brothers, Mike Coleman (Teri) of Indiana and JP Coleman (Kate) of Colorado; a stepsister, Pam Rayhill of Bloomington; and half-brother, Don Bex (Tina) of Bedford.

She will be remembered for her art, crafts, and love for animals.

A private family memorial service is planned in St. Augustine, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations for her children can be made online at Deb’s donation website, www.gofundme.com/2kubo5g.

Arlena Fay Wires

Dec. 15, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2016

Arlena Fay (Terrell) Wires went home to be with Jesus on September 9, 2016.

She was born in Monroe County on December 15, 1928, to John and Myrtle (Hays) Terrell. Arlena was No. 6 in a family of nine that included five sisters, Glodene (Terrell) Chambers — deceased, Thelma (Terrell) Kahn of Singer Island, FL, Pauline (Terrell) Floyd — deceased, Anna Lee (Terrell) Rodgers — deceased and Mary Ellen (Terrell) Loyd of Greenwood; and three brothers, Lester Terrell — deceased, Edgar Terrell of Bloomington and Thurman Terrell of Gosport.

She is survived by her husband, William Wires; two sons, Ed and Jim, a daughter, Kelly; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren who loved her dearly, along with several nieces and nephews and her dog, Sam.

Arlena attended Todd Grade School and graduated from Smithville High School. She worked at RCA for 19 years and was a CNA for several years.

Arlena walked with Jesus since she was 17 years old and received the Holy Ghost in 1947. She was a faithful saint, and serving Jesus was her first love and devout priority. She attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Churches in Florida and in Bedford, IN. Not only was she a servant of the most high, but she served everyone she met and was always giving and helping others.

Arlena will be deeply missed by family and friends, especially her devoted niece Roslyn (Chambers) and her husband Larry, who have been her caregivers and bosom friends for many years.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Burial at Clear Creek Cemetery will follow the service.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given in Arlena’s memory to the Burgoon Cemetery. Memories of Arlena and condolences to her family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net

September 09, 2016

Helen Darlene (Beasley) Quillen

Aug. 20, 1940 — Sept. 7, 2016

Helen Darlene Quillen, 76, of Bedford, died at 7:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 20, 1940, in Williams, she was the daughter of Edgar and Agnes (White) Beasley. She married Marvin Quillen on Oct. 18, 1991; and he survives. Helen was a graduate of Williams High School, Class of 1958.

She was a member of Apostolic Faith Assembly Church in Bedford and enjoyed painting oil paintings.

Surviving are her husband, Marvin Quillen of Bedford; daughter, Darlene (Jeff) Roberts of Bedford; three stepsons, Jesse (Judy) Quillen of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeff (Brandy) Quillen of Bedford and Jeremy (Katrina) Quillen of Mooresville; 12 grandchildren; sister, Mary (Gary) Atchison of Arizona; two brothers, Butch Beasley of California and Smokey (Marge) Beasley of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thelma; brother, Winkie Beasley; and great-grandson, Cameron Quillen. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude “Toad” Craig.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Faith Assembly Church of Bedford.

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

Steven W. Hardin

1965 — 2016

Funeral services for Steve Hardin, 50, of Georgetown, IN, will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville, IN. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday and after 9 AM on Friday at the funeral home. He passed away on September 3, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Steve was the original Chairman of the Board of the Georgetown Township Fire Protection District. He was a retired volunteer firefighter at the McCulloch Volunteer Fire Department and a 911 Dispatcher at Clark County Central Alarm while attending Indiana University Southeast. He was an integral part of several local companies and startups including: Ayenet, Emazing, and CheapCycleParts.com. He also lent his talents to Sony Music and Sony Pictures. Steve enjoyed flying civilian aircraft, and building and flying model rockets with his daughters.

Steven was preceded in death by his father, Gene Hardin.

He is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart, Kim Hardin; twin daughters, Camden and Emily Hardin; brother, Glenn Hardin (Paula); mother, Norma Hardin; several nieces and nephews; and faithful companion, Snoopy.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hardin’s Heroes Fighting ALS. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Marjorie Jeanette Tyree

Marjorie Jeanette (Hawkins) Tyree, 92, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 08, 2016

James R. Johnson

April 16, 1937 — Sept. 5, 2016

James R. Johnson, 79, of Williams, died at 9:23 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 16, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Gene and Elsie (Booker) Johnson. He married Janice Turner on Dec. 31, 1959, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1957.

He was a co-owner of Emery Realty and an insurance broker. He was a truck driver for Bell Freight Lines and a farmer.

He attended Old Union Christian Church, the 39th Street Christian Church and was a member of Indiana Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Janice of Williams; a son, Brian Keith Johnson and wife Lisa of Williams; a daughter, Kimberly Johnson of Williams; grandchildren, Sabrina Bex, Brittany and Dillon Johnson, and Kayty Johnson; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Johnson and wife Marilou of Paoli and Jerry Johnson and wife Sandy of Indianapolis; a sister, Donna Lowhorn of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Orville Wayne Prince

A celebration of life for Orville Wayne Prince, 61, of Heltonville, who died Aug. 9, will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Moore’s Creek Boat Ramp Shelter at Lake Monroe. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

September 07, 2016

James A. Veal

Nov. 1, 1943 — Sept. 4, 2016

James A. Veal, 72, of Bedford, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at his residence.

Born Nov. 1, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond and Marjorie (Combs) Veal. He retired from General Motors, was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a HAM radio operator.

Survivors include, one son, Jim A. Veal, Jr. of Columbus; a son-in-law, Danny Gerkin of Bedford; two grandsons, Toby and Taylor Gerkin, both of Bedford; and a sister, Pat Spinks-Stewart of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Rayjean Gerkin.

Private services will be held in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Gail Rose (Myers) Smith

June 30, 1939 — Sept. 4, 2016

Mrs. Gail Rose Myers Smith, 77, of Bedford, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sept. 4, 2016.

Mrs. Smith retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital as a data entry operator and was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Earl and Flo Nichols Myers; and husband, Eddie Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Lynn Board (Daniel) and Kimberly Hornback (Doug); grandchildren, Michael (Allyson), Jennifer, Austyn and Cole; three great-grandchildren; and brother, John Myers.

A graveside service was Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Fairview Cemetery (N. High Street) Brownstown.

Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road), Shepherdsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary on www.subfuneralhome.com.

September 06, 2016

James Veal

James Veal, 73, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 04, 2016

Cheryl J. Wise

April 12, 1959 — Sept. 2, 2016

Cheryl J. Wise, 57, of Ellettsville, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born April 12, 1959, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of George E. Bruce and G. Ann Chaney-Henderson.

Cheryl was the Postmaster for the Athletics Department at Indiana University for 25 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister who enjoyed golfing, fishing and riding with her husband on their Harley-Davidson.

Cheryl attended the McDoel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Jeff G. Wise; one daughter, Crystal E. Vest (Anthony) of Bloomfield; two sons, Jeremy J. Wise and Richard “Dickie” Wise, both of Ellettsville; her mother and father, both of Bloomington; mother-in-law, Lynn Wise of Spencer; two sisters, Melissa Bruce (Terry) of Bedford and Tam Bruce-Riney of Stanford; two brothers, Roy L. Bruce (Sarah) and George Bruce, both of Bloomington; five sisters-in-law, Katrina Wise, Dana Wise, Holly Wise, Lisa Wise and Tammy Wise; three brothers-in-law, Erik Wise, Greg Wise and Brian Wise; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Robert Wise; stepfather, Wilbur Henderson; sister-in-law, Cathy Bruce; and two nieces, Tiffany George and Christy Scroggins.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401.

Funeral services will 1 p.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel, with Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

Memories of Cheryl and condolences to the family may be made at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Donald R. Shake Jr.

Feb. 19, 1970 — Aug. 31, 2016

Donald R. Shake Jr., 46, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Bloomington Hospice House, after battling pancreatic cancer.

Born February 19, 1970, in Jacksonville (Camp LeJeune), North Carolina, he was the son of Patricia Jones (White) of Bedford and Donald (Deborah) Shake of Bloomington. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1989 and served in the U.S. Navy. He loved golfing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Patty Jones of Bedford; father, Don (Debbie) Shake of Bloomington; sister, Christy (Brent) Shirley of Bedford; brother, Travis Shake of Bloomington; nieces, Breonna (TJ) Simmons of Evansville, Alexandria (Jacob) Weaver of Bloomington and Deanna Shirley of Bedford; great niece, Marcella Simmons (Evansville); uncles/aunts, Mike Shake of Bloomfield, Jack Shake of Linton, Jim (Carolyn) White of Sandborn, Larry (Karen) White of Bloomfield, Galene Shake of Bloomfield and Tina Shake of Virginia; and longtime girlfriend, Jodi Randolph of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry and Carrie Shake of Elnora and Jim and Thelson (Petie) White of Elnora; great-grandmother Lucy (Nano) White of Elnora; uncles, Dave Shake of Princeton, Jerry (Doc) Shake of Owensburg and Alice Bland of Odon; and cousins, Jim Bob Shake of Elnora and Jerry Lee Bland of Odon.

A memorial service will be held at later date. Donnie decided to donate his body for research to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

September 03, 2016

Adria Danell Chandler

April 27, 1980 — Aug. 23, 2016

Adria D. (Edwards) Chandler, 36, of Austin, TX, formerly of Ellettsville, passed away at Cozumel International Hospital in Cozumel, Mexico, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Adria was born in Nashville, TN, on April 27, 1980, the daughter of Johnie Paul and Melba (McBride) Edwards. She attended Stinesville Elementary School and graduated from Cambridge Academy.

Adria was a member of the Church of Christ. She attended Mid America College of Mortuary Science, where she graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2006. Adria began her career as a funeral director at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville, then moving to Tampa, FL. She found her place as a director at Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin, Texas, where she excelled at assisting the families she served. Her special touches to the funeral services she conducted exceeded her families’ expectations each and every day. Some of Adria’s favorite things were horses and turtles. She was a generous and loving person, caring for her family and friends throughout her life.

Adria is survived by her parents, Johnie Paul Edwards and Melba Edwards of Ellettsville; siblings, John Isaac Edwards and his wife, Aleisha, of Terre Haute and Rebekah Edwards of Atlanta; companion and best friend, G.L. Chandler, Jr., of Ellettsville; maternal grandmother, Helen McBride of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Johnie Edwards and Loretta Edwards of Bloomington; uncle, Larry McBride and wife, Brenda, of Columbia, MO; aunts, Linda Wininger and husband, Ralph, of Orleans, Marilyn Hunter and husband, Don, of Bedford; uncles, Tom Edwards and wife, Debbie, of Bloomington and Titus Edwards of Land O’ Lakes, FL, and several great-aunts, uncles and cousins; and her faithful Chihuahua, Digger.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Russell McBride.

Funeral services for Adria will be held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. with her brother, John Isaac Edwards, officiating. Burial is to follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 2 to 8 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service. Family and friends may visit www.chandlerfh.com to share condolences, memories and more.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to assist in Rebekah’s medical expenses in care of the funeral home.

Kevin Dean Turpen

Jun. 30, 1961 — Sep. 1, 2016

Kevin Dean Turpen, 55, Bedford, died Thursday morning at Bloomington Hospital.

Kevin was born June 30, 1961, in Bedford, to Joy Dean and Shirley (Connors) Turpen.

He is survived by his parents of Bedford; companion, Ericka Sanders of Bloomington; brother, Trevor (fiance’ Beth Matthews) Turpen of Heltonville; sisters, Teresa (Marty) Howe of Bedford and Karen (David) Hillenburg of Norman; and nieces and nephews, Andrew (Jackie) Hillenburg, Aleshia (Brett) Meyers, Becca (Adam) Reynolds, Samantha Howe, Taylor Turpen, Chase Turpen, Keagan Matthews and Kendyl Matthews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn “Jeannie” Turpen.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Bro. Greg Eads will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Trevor Turpen, Jim Connors, Marty Howe, Steve Turpen, David Hillenburg and Andrew Hillenburg, Honorary Pall Bearers will be Chase Turpen, Keagan Matthews and Taylor Turpen.

Nita Lee (Holsapple) Melton

Nita Lee (Holsapple) Melton, 55, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Sept. 1. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Arrangements by Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

September 02, 2016

Donald R. Shake Jr.

Donald R . Shake Jr., 46, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Aug. 31. He donated his body for pancreatic cancer research. Memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by IUPUI Research.

Kevin Dean Turpen

Kevin Dean Turpen, 55, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

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