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Obituaries

Obituaries — March 2020

March 30, 2020

Helen R. Taggart

Dec. 12, 1929 — March 27, 2020

Helen R. Taggart, 90, of Midway, Kentucky, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at The Homeplace at Midway, Kentucky.

Born December 12, 1929, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of Oscar Carl and Helen Delight (Collins) Maier. She married James Franklin “Frank” Taggart on June 5, 1952, and he preceded her in death on November 3, 2006. She graduated as a voice major from Indiana University in 1952.

She taught voice and piano from home while her children were young, then became a medical transcriptionist at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Helen played classical guitar and folk harp. She played guitar and sang in a folk duo called ’The Sometime Singers’ with her friend, Pat Phillips, on dulcimer. They often performed at Spring Mill State Park’s pioneer village. She performed with The Little Theater in several musicals. She was an accomplished artist, working primarily in water color and pencil. She loved to learn new things.

Helen served as choir director for several Bedford churches over the years, most recently at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Surviving are her son, William James (Diana) Taggart; two daughters, Katherine Sable Taggart and Carolyn Delight (Joel) Cron; three grandchildren, Audrey Rachel Tessar, Sara Revere Taggart, Jessamyn Taggart Cron; one great-grandchild, Oscar Benjamin Taggart Tessar; one sister, Carle Delight Greenwood; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; and one sister, Wanda Katherine Sauerman.

A private family service will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.fergusonlee.com

Memorial contributions may be made to The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tony Lee Jones

Oct. 11, 1965 — March 25, 2020

Tony Lee Jones, 54, of Bedford, formerly of Paris Crossing, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 11, 1965 in Seymour, he was the son of Henry Lee and Shelby (Laws) Jones. He married Mandy Hughes on March 27, 2006, and she survives.

Tony attended Seymour High School and was a welder and maintenance man. He was a member of the Bedford Moose and attended Seymour Church of God. Tony loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Mandy, of Bedford; one son, Theron (Whitney) Jones; one daughter, Heather (Rob) Lewis; four step-children, Dillon Pemberton, Dusty Pemberton, Kersti Pemberton, and Dakota Pemberton; one sister, Shiela Stout; one brother, Michael (Janice) Jones; mother-in-law, Bonnie Hughes; brother-in-law, Justin (Lisa) Hughes; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Shelby Jones; brothers-in-law, Robert Stout and Larry D. Hughes; and father-in-law, Larry E. Hughes.

Private family services will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Ray Anthony Jones officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.

March 29, 2020

LCpl Hunter Logan Brown

Aug. 09, 1998 — March 17, 2020

LCpl Hunter Logan Brown, USMC, 21, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Camp Lejeune, NC.

He was born August 9, 1998 in Bloomington, IN. He was the beloved son of Amy and Buddy Fletcher of Seymour and Stacy and Melissa Brown of Springville, IN. He was married to his best friend, Vanessa Brown of Sneads Ferry, NC.

Hunter graduated from Bloomington High School South. He joined the Marine Corps directly out of high school. He graduated from MCRD San Diego Boot Camp and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Hunter was known for his patriotism, sense of humor and his love of movies, video games and SpongeBob. He was an old soul. You would often see him wearing his fedora hat while listening to Frank Sinatra. He loved to write poetry and his favorite food was pizza from Pizza X where he worked in high school. He absolutely adored his younger sisters and enjoyed spending time with them while home on leave. He dreamed of one day becoming a theatre teacher and sharing his love of theatre with others.

Hunter is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Buddy W. Booth, his paternal grandparents, George and Donna Sells and his cousin, Robert Booth.

Surviving to cherish his memories are his wife, parents, brother, Dakota Matthews of Bloomington, sisters, Brooklyn Brown, Londyn, Aniston and Karrington Fletcher of Seymour and Lilli Holmes of Springville, his maternal grandmother, Jeanne Skirvin (Rick) Harris of Franklin, KY, great uncle and aunt, Morris and Evelyn Stivers of Solsberry, IN, his mother-in-law, Tina Heath of Sneads Ferry, NC, brother-in-law, Sebastian Short of Sneads Ferry, NC, his aunts, Krystal (Bob) Miller of Bedford, Rachel (Jason) Williams of Springville and Nicole (Tye) Frost of Morehead City, NC and uncles David (Abby) Booth of Williams, IN and Andy (Christine) Brown of Indianapolis. He is also survived by cousins, Casey, Katie, Ashley, Ty, Sophie, Tucker, Ben, Adam, Ethan, Nick and Zach.

A private family service will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274. Pastor Phil Thorne will officiate. Hunter will be laid to rest with full military honors at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Bloomington, IN. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Emerson Elementary All Pro Dads Chapter (checks payable to Emerson Elementary PTO) at Burkholder Funeral Chapel.

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

John Prichard, infant

Baby John Prichard was born still and silent to his grieving parents, Joseph and Caley Prichard on March 22, 2020 at IU Health Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana at 2 a.m. Joseph works at NSWC Crane and the couple attends St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Mitchell, IN.

John’s paternal grandparents are Charles and June Prichard of Granger, Indiana. His maternal grandparents are William and Ann Carpenter of Edwardsburg, Michigan. Joseph’s siblings are Emily Prichard and Abigail and Vincent Campiti of Indianapolis.

Caley’s siblings are Mary, Rebecca, Theresa and Peter Carpenter of Edwardsburg, Michigan.

Our little angel must have been so special that the Lord could not do without him. John is peacefully in the arms of God. We all look forward to meeting him one day.

Larry Joe “Dog” Frye

June 20, 1949 — March 26, 2020

Larry Joe “Dog” Frye, 70, of Bloomfield, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 20, 1949 in Linton, he was the son of Clayton W. “Screwdriver” and Mildred (Minks) Frye.

He was a boiler operator at NSWC Crane retiring in 2011 after 29 years of service. He was also a truck driver and worked for the State Highway Department. He served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army and was a member of the Crane VFW. His favorite pastime was racing cars.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Debbie Frye whom he married August 11, 1973; his children, Rose Galyan (Josh) of Solsberry, Roy Lee Frye (Michelle) of Solsberry; one brother, Donald Wayne Frye, Sr. of Solsberry; his grandchildren, Anna, Michael, Payton and Lexi; his step grandchildren, Jared and Brianna Galyan; his faithful dog, Peanut and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Linda Alsman, Robert “Boogie” Frye, Gerald Frye and Nina Pentecost and his parents.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Ridgeport cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to the Crane VFW.

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

Bertina “Bert” Rudman

Sept. 12, 1923 — March 21, 2020

Bertina “Bert” Rudman, long time resident of Bloomington, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Santa Barbara, CA on March 21, 2020 at the age of 96.

Bertina Muriel Rudman was born in Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 12, 1923 to Gladys (Shearer) and Charles Blauch, and grew up in Upper Darby, PA. Bert spent summers with relatives near Hershey, PA, working as a camp counselor where she learned to canoe, a love she passed on to her children. In high school Bert sang in the choir, even performing Handel’s Messiah with the Philadelphia Symphony under Eugene Ormandy. Bert attended Albright College (Pennsylvania) as a chemistry and biology major. Bert was captain of the field hockey team and loved to jitterbug. Bert graduated in 1945, and enrolled as a biology graduate student at Indiana University to study with Tracy Sonneborn.

Bert met Albert Rudman at IU, and they were married in 1951. After the birth of her first child, Philip, the family left Bloomington when Al began working for Standard Oil. After 3 years in the south, where her second child David was born, they returned to Bloomington for good. When her third child Lynn was born, they moved into their home near Elm Heights Elementary, where Bert lived for 54 years. Bert worked at IU with John and Bertie Preer for her entire career as a research biologist studying the genetics of Paramecium. She retired at age 83 after almost 60 years of research.

Bert had many passions besides biology. She sang with the Bloomington Chamber Singers and was a member of the Bloomington League of Women Voters, serving as president for many years. She was very involved in starting the recycling program in Indiana and was passionate about environmental issues. She traveled to all corners of the world, often with her son Phil. But most of all she loved IU Basketball, and rarely missed a game for over 50 years. Bert moved to Meadowood in 2013, and then to Santa Barbara in 2019 to be near her daughter. Her positive outlook on life, good humor, even temperament, humility and generosity will be dearly missed by her family and everyone who knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her brother Bruce and son Phil. She is survived by her sister Roberta (PA); her children David (Boulder, CO) and Lynn (Santa Barbara;) and 5 grandchildren, Andi, Peter, Sam, Daniel and Ben.

We will be celebrating Bert’s life in Bloomington sometime in 2020. Please contact David or Lynn for information. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Sycamore Land Trust or a charity of your choice.

Alexander Wilhelm Wenner

May 30, 1939 — March 12, 2020

Alexander Wilhelm Wenner died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, MD. He was born May 30, 1939 in Basel, Switzerland, the son of the late Wilhelm Karl Wenner and Gisela Maria (Schreiner) Wenner.

Alex graduated from Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ in 1956. He received a B.A. from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and an MLS from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.

He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army after having served tours of duty in Baumholder and Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was employed as a Library Information Specialist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. His final post was at Indiana University Bloomington where he worked in the university library. Alex was an avid follower of the stock market and a savvy investor. He quietly accumulated a small fortune by saving and investing wisely. Despite his wealth, he chose to lead a very simple life. Instead of spending money on himself, he chose to give it away. Alex established two nursing scholarships to honor his mother who was a nurse. The scholarships were made available to Northern Illinois University and Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. He was a member of the Mensa Society. The two things Alex prized most were his 1965 Ford Mustang and the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal.

He is survived by his younger brother, Thomas and wife Kathleen of Shepherdstown, WV as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his older brother, Manfred Wenner.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at West Part Cemetery, New London, NH with Margaret Costello officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

Sarah Stava

March 18, 1929 — March 20, 2020

Sarah was born in Annapolis, Maryland to Professor Richard Heise (who rose to be appointed Registrar of the US Naval Academy) and Eloise Heise (nee Styron) on March 18, 1929. Brothers Dick (USN), Bobby (USAAF), and Billy (USN) served bravely and honorably in WWII. Brothers Jack and Charles were too young to join. All have preceded her in death. She graduated from Annapolis High School in June 1947, and then was employed with Annapolis Gas and Electric Co. until her enlistment in the U.S. Air Force in August 1951.

Sarah received basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas and then attended stenographic school at Arizona State in Tempe, AZ. She was assigned to HQ Crew Training Air Force at Randolph AFB in Texas. While there, she met and fell in love with Staff Sargent John Stava and they were married on May 9, 1953 in the base Chapel. Sarah was honorably discharged in August 1953. At that time women were not allowed to remain on active duty once expecting a child.

For over 28 years Sarah, John, and their family (which would grow to six children) relocated to military assignments in the Pacific, California, France, Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, England, and North Carolina. After retirement from the Air Force, they moved to Bloomington, IN in 1987 for John’s second career as a Civil Servant at Crane Naval Weapons Depot. Sarah was not only a wife and mother, volunteering at endless school, Scouting, and other functions, but also worked for the Belk’s department store chain and finally in the sports ticket section at Indiana University. She volunteered at Opportunity House in Bloomington and had a wide circle of great friends through the Bloomington Newcomers’ Club and American Legion Post there.

Sarah leaves behind her husband John and cherished children: Karen (husband John Grantham) of Goldsboro, NC, Jim Stava and wife Holly of Portland, OR, Janet (husband Carl Best) of Indian Wells and Sacramento, CA, JoAnn ( late husband Jim Chastain) of Tampa, FL, Julie ( husband Joe McSoud) of Centennial, CO and Lori (husband Matt Cutka) of Temecula, CA. A legacy of thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren are spread throughout the country.

Throughout her long life, Sarah loved to travel, play cards and games, and was an avid reader. She was also a loyal follower of the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Braves, Rickie Fowler of the PGA, and Indiana University basketball.

According to her wishes, Sarah’s earthly body will be cremated. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be announced to friends and family at a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Hospice Foundation at: iuhealth.org/iu-health-foundation.

March 28, 2020

Robert “Bob” Morgan

April 10, 1930 — March 25, 2020

Robert “Bob” Eugene Morgan, 89, of Indianapolis died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Bob was born in Heltonville, IN, on April 10, 1930 to the late Howard and Mabel Love Morgan. He attended Bedford High School and joined the Army at the age of 17. He served in World War II and the Korean War.

On December 8, 1965, he was married to Laura Jane Morgan and she preceded him in death on March 2, 1999. Bob retired from General Motors truck and bus after 41 years of employment. Bob enjoyed camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a son, Robert J. (Raeann) Morgan of Mooresville, IN, daughter Betty (Charles) Aliff, and step-daughter Evelyn (David) Dugger, both of Indianapolis, 3 grandchildren – Sierra Morgan, Jason (Ashley) McCory, Jessica McCory, 5 step-grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 great step-grandchilden, sisters – Phyllis Goldsby, Wanda Ross, Marilyn Chandler, brother – Dennis Morgan, all of Bedford IN, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Laura, and step-son Tim Coffelt.

A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Arrangements entrusted to Indiana Funeral Care – Greenwood Chapel.

Please share memories and condolences online at www.indianafuneralcare.com.

George W. Albright

Nov. 26, 1937 — March 25, 2020

George W. Albright 82 of Shoals departed this life peacefully at his home on Wednesday March 25, 2020.

Born November 26, 1937 in Shoals he was the son of Oscar and Florence (Waggoner) Albright. George was the owner of Albright’s Amusement Co. for over 20 years and had a lawn care service for the last 30 years. He was married to Priscilla Barlow Marsh for 30 years until they divorced. George loved to fish and go hunting, working and spending time with his family.

George is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ray, Oscar (Junior) and Robert Albright; sister, Vondale Hopkins and his grandparents, Ben and Maggie Quakenbush-Waggoner.

George is survived by his companion and love of his life for 35 years, Brenda (Ritchison) Smoot; daughter, Judi Albright Phillips (David); step-children, Darla Smoot (Dave Jarrett), Danniel Smoot (Jon Perry) and Denny Smoot (Melinda); grandchildren, Blake Smoot (Jerrika), Hannah Smoot (Travis Holman), Aaron Kenney, Emily Sorrells (Seth), Tyler Smoot (Brittany), Tristan Page, Branson Smoot (Karma), Megan Page (Dakota Terrell), Aaric Smoot, Madilyn Page, Danica Tillet, Braydon Tillet, Cadence Tillet, Adam Phillips and Evan Phillips; great-grandchildren, Levi, Bella, Brett, Gracie, Gunner, Wyatt, Grayson, Kara, Olivia, Sophia, Karson and Mila. and sisters, Edie Davis, Joyce Jones, and Betty Jo Guthrie.

George’s family is sorry but due to the coronavirus pandemic funeral service must be private.

To view George’s tribute page or share memories and offer condolences, please go to www.chandlerfh.com

Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements.

Charles W. Stringer

Nov. 30, 1931 — March 25, 2020

Charles W. Stringer age 88, of Shoals passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born November 30, 1931 in Shoals, Indiana to William A. and Inez (Grigsby) Stringer. He married Freda Collins on October 27, 1951 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shoals and she survives.

He was a 1949 graduate of Shoals High School, was a retired Explosive Operator Foreman with CAAA, and was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shoals.

Survivors are his wife Freda of Shoals; one daughter, Linda Brown of Shoals; one granddaughter, Laura Ann Brown of Washington; one sister, Wilma Engle of California and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Anthony W. Stringer; a sister, Wanda Mesiana; and one son-in-law, Curt Brown.

A private service will be held for immediate family with Father Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

March 27, 2020

Peggy Tanis Tirey

Dec. 02, 1936 — March 25, 2020

Peggy Tanis Tirey, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 7:24 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born December 2, 1936 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Walter Richard and Mabel Telene (Turner) Huff. She had been a bookkeeper at George Schrickler offices and was the sexton at Green Hill Cemetery for thirteen years. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Dunn, of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kelly Hottell and husband, Billy, of Bedford, and Karmen Chisham and husband James, of Indianapolis; a half-brother, Ronald Huff, of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Karla Spratt, and Kay Riester.

Private graveside services will be conducted with burial in Green Hill Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

M. Lucille Tackett

April 22, 1924 — March 25, 2020

M. Lucille Tackett, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born April 22, 1924, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Victor and Mary (White) Edwards. She married Willard E. “Bud” Tackett April 29, 1944, and he preceded her In death in Dec. 20, 1982. Lucille had been employed at M. Fine & Son, Roberts Brass and Carpenter Body Works. She was also an Avon consultant.

Lucille was a 1942 graduate of Huron High School and was a member of Huron Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She was a past member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 689 and Bedford Senior Citizens. Lucille enjoyed gardening, flowers and fishing. Her grandson was the apple of her eye.

Survivors Include her son, Brian C. Tackett of Mitchell; grandson, Lincoln O’Brian (Abi) Tackett of Orleans; great grandson, Hank O’Brian Tackett; and two nieces and one nephew.

Her father; mother, Mary Jackson; stepfather, John Jackson; husband; siblings, Pearl Acton, Paul P. “Pete” Edwards, and George C. “CeCe” Edwards; and grandson, Willard Eugene Tackett II, preceded her in death.

Due to COVID-19, a private graveside service officiated by Mike Collins was scheduled for today at Huron Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Huron Heritage, c/o Lawrence County Community Foundation, PO Box 1235, Bedford, Indiana 47421.

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

Charles Nelson Wraley

Nov. 05, 1934 — March 25, 2020

Charles Nelson Wraley age 85, of Shoals, passed away on March 25, 2020 at the Willow Manor in Vincennes.

He was born November 5, 1934 in Martin County to Harvey W. and Mildred (Waiman) Wraley. He married Shirley Abel on September 3, 1955 at the Loogootee United Methodist Church Parsonage. He was a graduate of Shoals High School, was a member of the Shoals Christian Church, was retired from the U.S. Gypsum with over 35 years of service and following retirement drove truck for Stonebelt Trucking for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife Shirley; four children, Robert Nelson Wraley of Shoals, Renita Ann Divine of Evansville, Roger Lee (Sandy) of Shoals and Ryan Darrell Wraley of Mooresville; seven grandchildren, Christopher Divine, Travis Divine, Brandon Divine, Natasha Garrison, Jasmine Sheetz, Rachel Wraley and Regina Wraley; thirteen great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren and one great great grandson on the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bruce and Larry Wraley.

Private services are planned for the family. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Onlnie condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Tony L. Jones

Tony L. Jones, 54, of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 25. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Charles W. Stringer

Charles W. Stringer, 88, of Shoals, died Wednesday, March 25. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

March 26, 2020

Norma Jean Smith

Aug. 10, 1939 — March 25, 2020

Mrs. Norma Jean Smith, age 80, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, March 25 at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home in New Albany.

Mrs. Smith was born August 10, 1939 in Blue Moon, Kentucky the daughter of Lilburn and Fay Hatfield Hall. She was a retired Registered Nurse at Meadowview Health and Rehab in Salem. She was a member of Pekin Church of Christ.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband: Albert G. Smith, 2 brothers, 7 sisters and her parents. She is survived by a son: Timothy “Buddy” Smith of Pekin, two daughters: Paula Grimsley of New Albany and Janet Hilderbrand of Seymour, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private graveside services will be held at Olive Branch Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Charles Everett Eickelberger

Oct. 15, 1923 — March 25, 2020

Charles Everett Eickelberger, 96 of Paoli, passed away March 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born October 15, 1923 in Valeene, to parents, James Willis & Martha (Pierson) Eickelberger. He married Norma Hopper on November 28, 1946. Charles was a US Army World War II Veteran (European Theater). He retired from Paoli Inc. as plant superintendent.

Survivors include his Wife; Norma Eickelberger of Paoli, Son; Mike Eickelberger of French Lick, Grandchildren; Brianne Eickelberger-Dunn of Paoli, Kyle Eickelberger of Paoli, Audrey Eickelberger of Mt. Sterling, OH, 1- Great-great-grandson, and Several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by: parents, son- Danny Eickelberger, grandson – Dexter Eickelberger & brother- Chester Eickelberger.

Cremation was chosen for Charles Everett Eickelberger. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Peggy Tanis (Huff) Tirey

Peggy Tanis (Huff) Tirey, 83, of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 25. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 25, 2020

Donald Earl Johnson, Jr.

Dec. 27, 1952 — March 23, 2020

Donald Earl Johnson, Jr., 67, of Bedford, passed away at 8:26 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his residence.

Born December 27, 1952 in Camp Poke, LA, he was the son of Donald Earl Johnson, Sr. and Dorothy Epperson. He married Judy Griffin and she preceded him in death in 2011. He was a supervisor for Bruner Engineering and Manchester Tank.

Survivors include two daughters, Aimee Mack and husband, Byron, of Bedford, Colleen Rainey and husband, Dennis, of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Donald Todd, Natalie Adams (Dylan Adams), Shelby Andis (Cody Andis), and Shayla Rainey-Bierbaum; five great grandchildren, Annaleigha Todd, Ryker Todd, Edward Bierbaum, Brennon Andis, and Addalynn Andis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Paula Rhodes.

Private family service will be held. Burial will be at Pleasant Run Cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Jack Allen Kirkman

Jan. 12, 1960 — March 21, 2020

Jack Allen Kirkman, 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his residence.

Born January 12, 1960, in Linton, he was the son of Charles and Judy (Myers) Kirkman.

Jack retired from General Motors then worked with his lifelong friend at Kelly Plastering. He was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and was a 1978 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School.

Jack enjoyed most his grandkids; taking them to Sunday school, teaching them to hunt, ride dirt bikes, and going to watch them play sports. He enjoyed his motorcycle, Ruby, playing pool, collecting guns, and had a love for music and spending time with family. Jack was known to be compassionate and giving to anyone in need.

Survivors include children and grandchildren; Ashley, Erin, Leota, Paris, Zander, Ashton, and Brye all of Bedford, parents; Charles and Judy Kirkman of Bedford, sister; Debbie (Bill) Watson of Brownstown, nieces; Amy and Jenny, great nieces and nephews; Keslyn, Aiden, and Hunter.

The family will have a private Celebration of Life.

Memorial Gifts can be sent to Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford, IN 47421

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

Ellen Rose (Kay) Chastain

March 21, 1928 — March 21, 2020

Ellen Rose (Kay) Chastain went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2020 (her birthday), at the age of 92.

Born in White Pigeon, MI, Ellen later moved with her family to Pekin, IN where she would meet her husband of 55 years, Ivan L. Chastain. Ellen and Ivan began married life in Indianapolis, IN, later moved to Decatur, GA, and eventually retired in Fruitland Park, FL. While a housewife for the majority of her life, Ellen did work in retail sales briefly. Her love for children attracted her to childcare during retirement.

Ellen enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, singing, and most of all her church activities. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church for many years, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was loved by all who knew her. After Ivan’s death in 2003, she moved to Dacula, GA to be nearer to her three children.

Survivors include her son Benjamin L. Chastain (Vickie) of Acworth, GA; daughters Priscilla C. Aaron (Frank) of Salem, SC, and Loretta E. Denmark (Tony) of Monroe, GA; 9 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren; a cousin–George Purlee, and several nieces and nephews. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Marguerite Purlee Kay, as well as her 2 brothers—James Kay and Marion (Pete) Kay; and 3 sisters—Betty Ann Wilson, Juanita Wyman, and Alice Marie Stivers.

A graveside service and interment for Ellen will be held at Old Union Cemetery, Campbellsburg, IN. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, services will be private and a public memorial service will be held at a later time.

Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Buford, GA and Weathers Funeral Home, Salem, IN have coordinated arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lost River Primitive Baptist Cemetery, 4140 S. Possum Hollow, Campbellsburg, IN, or a church or charity of your choice.

Luther C. Shipman

Nov. 24, 1926 — March 21, 2020

Luther C. Shipman, 93, of French Lick, Indiana passed away March 21st, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in French Lick, Indiana on November 24th, 1926 to Luther Albert Shipman and Hester (Howerton) Shipman. Luther married Helen Pridemore on June 16th, 1951 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (3) Brothers – Arthur Hicks, Louis Shipman, and William “Bill” Shipman; (4) Sisters – Flossie Wininger, Mabel Shipman, Roberta Crowder, Geneva Qualkenbush; and (1) Child in Infancy.

Luther was a 1945 graduate of French Lick High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a submarine inspector serving in France, Belgium and Germany. He was a member of the Paoli Wesleyan Church where he taught a Sunday School class for over 28 years, and had retired from NSWC Crane after 30 years. Luther enjoyed doing carpentry, playing golf, mowing the yard and loved his family and playing with his great-grandchildren.

Luther is survived by his Wife; Helen Shipman of French Lick, Indiana, (3) Sons; Brian Shipman (Diana) of Paoli, Indiana, Jeff Shipman (Brenda) of French Lick, Indiana, Johnny Bill Shipman (Michelle) of French Lick, Indiana, (1) Daughter; Connie Main (Rick) of Salem, Indiana, (1) Sister; Norma Morgan of New Port News, Virginia, (7) Grandchildren; Daniel, Lori, Ryan, Josh, Kaylee, Krystle and Shawn, (15) Great-Grandchildren and number 16 is due in September.

Visitation and Funeral Services for Mr. Shipman have been restricted to private, due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order of Shelter In Place regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date at the Paoli Wesleyan Church. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mount Lebanon Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Ferguson, 9711 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432 in memory of Luther C. Shipman.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Thomas G. Whitfield

Thomas G. Whitfield, 70, Paoli died Sunday, March 22 at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital. Private services are scheduled with burial at Stampers Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli.

March 24, 2020

Matthew Neal

Jan. 16, 1975 — March 21, 2020

Matthew Neal, 45, beloved son of Marti and Kenny Terry, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 21, in the loving arms of his mother and father.

Matthew was born Jan. 16, 1975. He was a resident of Garden Villa in Bedford, for 30 years where he was loved and cared for by many special nurses, CNAs and respiratory therapists. Matthew was an inspiration to everyone who would accept them into their lives with his disabilities. He couldn’t move his arms or legs, but he could move hearts with his infectious smile. He never felt hate for anyone — only love. He couldn’t speak a word, but he could reach your soul through his beautiful green eyes.

Matthew is survived by his mother and father, Marti and Kenny Terry; as well as many uncles; aunts; and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmother and grandfather, Hazel and Ruel Terrell.

Private family visitation will be at Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens on Wednesday, with a graveside service following.

Barbara Jean (Stapleton) Summers

July 11, 1937 — March 20, 2020

Barbara Jean (Stapleton) Summers, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 20th, 2020, due to Alzheimer’s at Aperion Care in Spencer, Indiana.

She was born July 11th, 1937, in French Lick, Indiana, to Clarence Lloyd and Catherine (Crowley) Stapleton. She married her former husband, George Everett Summers in 1958 and had two children, Victoria Ann (1960) and Jeffery Lee (1963).

Barbara was happiest in life when she was surrounded by her family, friends, cats, and dog. She loved to visit Tennessee and the Smokey Mountains. She was a devoted member of Woodville Baptist Church where she enjoyed bible study and other church related activities. She also loved spending time with her best friend, Debbie Beck.

Barbara was an incredibly hard worker and truly enjoyed her career which began in 1951-1954 in which she worked as a switchboard operator for the French Lick (Sheraton) Hotel. From 1955-1958 she worked at Indiana Bell Telephone Company in Bloomington, Indiana. Including other places of employment as a secretary for the Fourwinds Resort and finally at the Indiana University School of Medicine as an organ transplant secretary in which she retired from in 2003.

Barbara’s life was lived by one of her favorite bible verses from Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Vicky Riddle and husband Jay Riddle, son Jeff Summers and wife Angie Summers. Grandson Kevin Gravitt. Granddaughters Jennifer Fields and husband Brock Fields, Joni Haworth and husband Steven Haworth. Great grandsons Jackson Haworth and Daniel Haworth.

Funeral service was at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at chastainfuneralhome.com

H. Imogene Guthrie

July 03, 1938 — March 22, 2020

H. Imogene Guthrie, 81, of Bedford passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born July 3, 1938 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Margaret (Flinn) Guthrie. She married Arthur Guthrie and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2017.

Imogene worked at Medora Plastics for a short time before becoming a homemaker and farmer.

Surviving are her two sons, Michael D. (Lyla R.) Brown, Gary (Tracy) Brown; grandchildren, Casey (Jencie) Brown, Cody Brown; one great-grandchild, Lincoln Brown; one sister, Mary Rose (Don) Guthrie.

She was preceded by her parents and husband.

A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Pinhook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Service.

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

Diane L. Lloyd

Jan. 07, 1961 — March 20, 2020

Mrs. Diane L. Lloyd age 59, of Salem, passed away Friday, March 20 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Mrs. Lloyd was born January 7, 1961 in Salem the daughter of Ralph Hinton and Nancy Goen Whitson.

She is survived by her mother: Nancy Whitson of Salem, a son: Ricky Lloyd (Stephanie) of Salem, a brother: Rickey L. Hinton (Heather), a sister: Debbie L. Howard (Neil) of Salem, three grandchildren: Kia Lloyd, Emma Lloyd, and Evan Lloyd, a great-grandson: Camden, a nephew: Linvel Howard, a niece: Jessie Howard, and a grand-niece: Hayden Dinsmore.

She is preceded in death by a son: Steven L. Lloyd, a brother: Randy L. Hinton, and her father.

Cremation was chosen there will be a private service at a later date.

Marvel Eugene May

Sept. 21, 1936 — March 21, 2020

Marvel Eugene May, 83, went home to be with the Lord at 6:10 pm on March 21, 2020 at Aperion Care Spencer in Spencer, IN. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Marvel enjoyed attending church, spending time with his beloved dog, “Shredder” and teaching his children and grandchildren about his Lord and Savior.

He was born September 21, 1936. He was the son of Roy “Delbert” and Maude “Bessie” May.

Survivors include five sons, Brion and wife, Mindy May, Brent and wife, Nikki May, Curtis and wife, Ruby Pruett, Randy and wife Ann Pruett, Tim and wife, Amber Pruett; a daughter, Cathy and husband, Ray Godsey; He has 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; one brother, Darrell May; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Darlene Hatfield May; his parents, Roy “Delbert” May and Maude “Bessie” May; three brothers, Gleason May, Cletus May, and Lebert May; a sister, Juanita James; one great granddaughter, Chesney Allen.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Curtis Pruett officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Donna Love Crews

May 01, 1946 — March 20, 2020

Donna Love Crews, 73 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Friday March 20, 2020 at her residence.  She was born May 1, 1946 in Bedford, Indiana to William L and Edith Marie Taylor Love.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Tony Terrell.

Donna was a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church and PSI Iota XI Sorority, Paoli Indiana. She retired from Orange County Hospital, where she worked in Administration. She was a 1964 Orleans High School graduate.

Survivors include her Brother; John William Love of Orangeville, Indiana, Sister; Rheta Terrell of Paoli, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Thomas Whitfield

Thomas Whitfield, 70, of Paoli, died Sunday, March 22. Arrangements are pending at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Lcpl. Hunter Logan Brown

Lcpl. Hunter Logan Brown, 21, of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died Tuesday, March 17. Arrangements are pending at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour.

Betty J. Stamper

Betty J. Stamper, 84, of Brownstown, died Monday, March 23. Arrangements are pending at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour.

March 23, 2020

Donna Ruth (Chastain) Martin

March 27, 1936 — March 21, 2020

Donna Ruth (Chastain) Martin, 83, formerly of Paoli, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Hillside Manor.

Born March 27, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Maurice and Lorena (Caniff) Chastain. She married Franklin Earl Martin, Jr. and he preceded her in death April 8, 2008.

Donna graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing and also received a degree in business from Northwood Institute. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her daughters; Natalie Ann Matthews of Paoli, Jennifer Lee George of Medora, Candace Rae Clark of Paoli, 11 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; sisters; Carolyn Sue Teghtmeyer of Bedford, and Elaine Newlin of Bedford.

Her parents; husband; and brother, Donald Paul Chastain, preceded her in death.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society, PO Box 792, Bedford 47421

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Venetta G. McDowell

Feb. 18, 1956 — March 21, 2020

Venetta G. McDowell, 64 of Bloomington passed away at her residence on Saturday, March 21, 2020 with her daughter and family by her side.

Venetta was born February 18, 1956 in Bloomington, the daughter of Virgil and Thelma (Hillenburg) Kinser.

Survivors include one Daughter, Michealie Hawkins, Son-in-Law, David Hawkins, and Grandson, Austin Everett Cain; seven Sisters and four Brothers, Shirley Fisher (Don), Darrell Kinser, Janice Crouch, Dan Kinser, Louise Tipton (Darrell), RoseMary Kinser, Pat Treanor, Barbara Hardin, Vicky Chambers (Randy), Tim Kinser (Donna); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Venetta was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Berlin Dean Kinser.

Her deepest passion was spending time with her daughter Michealie and grandson, Austin.

Many have been blessed by her love for cooking; her favorite time of year was Spring and she knew when the frogs started croaking Spring was in the air. She loved working out in the yard and prepping her patio for early morning sipping of coffee, and late evening leisure and the visiting of family and friends. Her last request was to go for a drive in the county, something she did as often as possible. Now she is traveling the streets of gold.

Venetta was deeply loved and will be deeply missed, she was held in her daughter’s arms in passing and embraced in heaven by her heavenly father, her parents and family and friends.

OUR LOSS AND HEAVEN GAIN!

Private family services will be held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with cremation to follow. Share condolences, memories and more with Venetta’s family by visiting her tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, family and friends may contribute to the monument expenses in care of Chandler Funeral Home.

Silas R. Daugherty

Nov. 27, 1938 — March 19, 2020

Silas R. Daugherty, 81, of Orleans, passed away at 11:15 PM on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Mitchell Manor.

He was born November 27, 1938 in Closplint, KY, the son of James and Treva (Gunter) Daugherty.  He married Shirley (Sherron) Daugherty on May 7, 1960 and she survives.

Silas was a member of Orleans Christian Church. He was a member of Operator Engineer 181 in Evansville. He was the owner of Daugherty’s Services Inc. for many years. He was a member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge #153, and a member of the Scottish Rites Valley of Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Orleans; one daughter, Beth Ann Boyer (Paul) of Fort Wayne; one son, David Daugherty (Diana) of Orleans; five grandchildren; Ryan, Taylor, Whitney Alli and Jacob, one great grandchild; Stetson, two brothers, Kenny Daugherty and Ronnie Daugherty. He was preceded death by his parents.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans by invitation only with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at otetrick@netsurfusa.net.

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we are requesting visits with the family to be brief and to exercise social distancing, including hand shaking and hugs. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

March 22, 2020

Angie Hudson

Nov. 17, 1934 — March 20, 2020

Angie Hudson, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:30 am on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born November 17, 1934, in Avoca, she was the daughter of Frank and Nettie (Davis) Magnus. She retired from Visteon.

Survivors include one son, Curtis Stroud and wife Michelle of Bedford; one daughter, Mary Jones and husband Tom of Oolitic; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Garrett Stroud, one son, Billy Magnus and 1 brother, Johnny Magnus.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.  Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

Andy W. Rainey

June 15, 1970 — March 21, 2020

Danny W. Rainey, 49, of French Lick, passed away at his home on March 21, 2020.

He was born June 15, 1970 in Paoli to parents, Wayne & Glenda (Crowder) Rainey. Danny formerly worked in maintenance at French Lick Villas.

Survivors include his Parents, Wayne and Glenda Rainey of French Lick, a Son, Matthew Rainey of French Lick, and a Sister, Melinda Shepherd of French Lick.

Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Harriet Allison

Aug. 04, 1939 — March 20, 2020

Harriet Allison, 80, of French Lick, passed away March 20, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows.

She was born August 4, 1939, in Allen County, Indiana to parents, Dale & Fern (Miles) Hobbs. She worked various housekeeping jobs in the healthcare industry and attended Springs Valley Wesleyan Church.

Harriet is survived by one nephew, Arthur Bostock of West Baden Springs.

Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Dallas A. Lane

Nov. 02, 1929 — March 19, 2020

Dallas A. Lane, 90, Martinsville, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on Saturday, November 2, 1929 in Liberty, Kentucky, to the late Oatley and Bessie (Woodrum) Lane.

Dallas retired in 1996 from K&F Iron Company in Indianapolis where he was a crane operator.

He is survived by his children, Steve Lane and wife Nicole of Martinsville, Franklin E. “Frank” Lane and wife Krista of Martinsville, Anna Jean Hamilton of Martinsville, Sara Yvonne Gilbert and husband Ron of Camby and Marsha Greeson and husband Tyler of Martinsville; sister, Eva Randolph; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Dallas was proceeded in death by his wife, Mildred Ann (Brummett), whom he married on October 20, 1950 and she passed away on March 2, 2015; son-in-law; Bill Hamilton; grandsons, Aaron Lane and Justin Lane; parents, Oatley and Bessie; siblings, Herschel Lane, Dewey Lane, Leo Lane, Melvin Lane, Calvin Lane, Beatrice Wethington and Elizabeth Scott.

A private service and burial will be held on Tuesday at Nebo Memorial Park.

Onlnie condolences may be expressed at www.costinfuneralchapel.com

John Oliver Summers

July 21, 1938 — Feb. 29, 2020

John Oliver Summers, 81, of Longboat Key, peacefully passed away Saturday, February 29th at his residence surrounded by his family.

John was born on July 21, 1938 in Evansville, Indiana to Oliver and Marguerite (Backus) Summers. He attended Pike High School in Indianapolis, received an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Administration, and a Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University. On September 10, 1961 he married his wife of 58 years, Anne (Chamberlin) Summers, and they raised two daughters, Jill and Debbie.

John was a Professor of Marketing at Indiana University for 33 years. At the Kelley School of Business, John taught courses at the undergrad and masters levels, however, his main teaching focus was with the doctoral program. John had a very successful research career, publishing over 30 research manuscripts in the top tier marketing journals as well as serving on their editorial boards for 26 years. John also received multiple awards from his doctoral students, Purdue University, Indiana University and professional associations.

While John will be remembered by his students for his relentless use of his red pen, Letterman Top Ten Lists and doctorate classes held in his basement, friends and family also remember his passion for Purdue basketball and football, Hawaiian vacations, gratitude for Longboat Key views on his drives to the grocery store, and overwhelming love for his family. He was a role model of integrity, discipline and loyalty and he lived his retirement years to the fullest, traveling the world with Anne, playing golf and visiting his family in Indianapolis.

Despite his professional achievements, John claimed that Jill and Debbie were his top life accomplishments. “Papa John” found joy in his grandchildren and cherished memory making vacations. Wherever they were, usual activities included watching movies from his extensive collection, nightly servings of ice cream and impromptu dance parties.

John is survived by his wife Anne; his two daughters, Jill Schein of Zionsville and Debra Hays of Indianapolis; his four grandchildren, Katelyn Schein, Kiley Schein, Logan Hays and Griffin Hays; two sons in law, Cary Schein and Aaron Hays; and his two sisters, Delores Bender of Zionsville and Phyllis Nicholson of Rochester, Michigan. He was preceded in death by both parents.

Services will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may show their love and support by donating to the IU Foundation c/o John O Summers PhD Student Support Fund, Longboat Island Chapel Charitable Outreach Committee or the John Purdue Club in Lafayette.

William Haute Wiatt

William Haute Wiatt, 96, Bloomington, Indiana, departed this life on the evening of March 7, 2020, at Jill’s House assisted living facility.

Bill was born in Hampton, Virginia, the son of Alexander Todd and Mary Lee Field Wiatt. He briefly attended Art school at the Richmond Professional Institute before World War II. Bill returned home to work at Newport News Shipbuilding while waiting to be called up. He served in the US Army (European Theater), returning in 1946.

After the war, Bill earned both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He also met and married Mary Mudge, a fellow instructor in the English department, in March of 1951. They were married for 62 years, until her death in 2013.

Bill earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and accepted a position in the English Department at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1956. He taught at Indiana University for 32 years. As a professor of English, he worked on English education in high schools and taught composition, grammar and Renaissance literature. He greatly enjoyed keeping up with former students and following their careers and accomplishments.

With his wife, he enjoyed canoeing on Lake Monroe, walking and traveling extensively overseas, visiting every continent except Africa and Antarctica. They had a special fondness for England and Western Europe. Bill was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served in several capacities, including as the building fund treasurer and as an elder.

Bill is predeceased by his parents; his brothers George, Alec, Robert and John; as well as his sisters Louise and Mary Todd. His wife Mary; and his granddaughter Andrea Tallant, also preceded him in death. His sisters-in-law Connie (George) and Frances (John) survive. Bill is survived by his children Anne Richardson, Lee Tallant (J.C.), Tom Wiatt (Reina) and Robert Wiatt; as well as grandchildren Ashley, Ian and Allison Richardson and Carolyn Tallant. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Henry Richardson; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was one of the diminishing number of members of the “Greatest Generation” and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. No service is planned at this time.

Patricia P. Brown

Sept. 27, 1930 — March 13, 2020

A woman of timeless grace and eternal beauty. Patricia P. Brown, known and loved by many as Patty, passed peacefully March 13, 2020 in her Sarasota home with her loving husband, Bill C. Brown, at her side after a twenty-year journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Patty was 89.

Born Patsy Ruth Armstrong on September 27, 1930 to Lorene and Bernard Armstrong, Patty graduated from New Castle High School in 1948 and continued her education at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Patty pursued her passion for teaching as a third grade teacher at Rogers Elementary School in Bloomington.

Patty met Bill Brown in June 1960 and they were married in the following year. For nearly 60 years, Bill and Patty made their home in Bloomington. Together they dedicated their lives to raising four children, traveling, entertaining, laughing, and enjoying the love and adoration of their ever-growing family. As Mom and our beloved MaMa Patty, she showered her family and friends with love, kindness, and generosity.

Patty was active in the Bloomington community. She was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and served local philanthropic and educational organizations including:

Tri Kappa, Bloomington Hospital Foundation, Ivy Tech Community College (Bloomington), and Indiana University Foundation.

Patty was a true friend and a woman of deep and unfailing faith. She gave tirelessly of herself supporting generations both old and young, passing on the importance of faith, family, and unconditional love.

Her dear friends recall Patty’s warm smile and gracious nature, always making time for others and opening her home with grace, sincerity and selflessness.

Patty is survived by her husband, Bill C. Brown and her four children: Claire Baker and Lisa Gonzalez of Carmel; Carol Remak (Ron) and Daniel Brown (Lynn) of Bloomington.

She is also survived by grandchildren: Sarah Illingworth (John); Emily Nocton (Kenny); Audrey Baker; Andrew Remak (Allie); Lara Bower (Mark); Parker Remak (Jamie); Daniel Moore(Cali), Griffin Gonzalez; Elly and Leo Brown.

Great-grandchildren: Charlie, Anne, and Jack Illingworth; Katherine, Grace, Henry, and Bennett Remak; Caroline, Claire, Anna, Andrew, Audrey and Charlotte Bower; Parker James Remak; and William Moore.

Patty was preceded in death by her first husband, Dwight Oscar “Ossie” Parker, Her parents, Bernard and Lorene Armstrong; Sister, Betty Henry, and Granddaughter, Christen Baker.

Her family expresses their heartfelt thanks and love to all who shared in life with their beloved Patty. We are forever grateful for her long-time caregivers, Edith Johnson and Anabel Ellis,Bloomington Hospice and Sarasota Hospice.

In lieu of, and out of respect for the current pandemic health challenge, and for the suggested best practices surrounding large gatherings, we will be having a private family graveside service.

Tributes of love and remembrance can be made to:

Ivy Tech Community College
Patricia P. Brown Early Childhood Development Scholarship
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

or

Indiana University Teachers Education Scholarship
In honor of: Patricia P. Brown
IU School of Education
Office of Teachers Education
PO Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402

March 21, 2020

Iris Mae Hubbard

Nov. 01, 1931 — March 19, 2020

Iris Mae Hubbard, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born November 1, 1931 in Switz City, she was the daughter of Curtis and Myrtle Jackson. She married Austin “Gene” Hubbard on July 22, 1950 and he preceded in death on April 8, 2012.

Iris was a member of Restoration Church. She loved babysitting, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Surviving are her one son, Greg (Cheryl) Hubbard of Bedford; three grandchildren, Erica (Kevin) Stenger of Michigan, Natalie (Paul) Coffman of Charlestown, Ryan (Brandi) Embree of Indianapolis; three step-grandchildren, Carra Harbstreit, Sandra (Kye) Louden, Melissa Flynn; five great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Leo, Oliver, Amelia, Lucy; eight step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Betty Jackson; one son-in-law, Tom Embree.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Pam; three brothers, Delano, Bob, Don; one sister, Vera.

A private family service will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Steven D. “Ding” Hager

Oct. 03, 1964 — March 18, 2020

Steven D. “Ding” Hager, 55, of Orleans, passed away on March 18, 2020.

He was born October 3, 1964 in Paoli, IN, the son of Rodney Bowen Hager and Pamela Sue Lindley.  He was a member of the FFA. He loved farming and enjoyed being around family. He was a graduate of the Orleans High School, class of 1983.

He is survived by his father of Orleans; two sisters, Ronetta (Tim) Whitfield of Orleans and Sara Scheller of French Lick; one brother, Marty Hager of Orleans; grandmother, Marietta Hager of Orleans; two uncles Keith and Alan Hager; two aunts, Sandra Grant and Shelia Puckett; one great aunt, Bonnie McIntosh; friend and caregiver, Debbie Hall and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother; maternal grandparents, Lyle and Rowena Lindley and paternal grandfather, Kenneth Hager.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans by invitation only with David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County FFA in memory of Steven.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we are requesting visits with the family to be brief and to exercise social distancing, including hand shaking and hugs. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

March 20, 2020

Wilma Rife

July 10, 1940 — March 18, 2020

Wilma Rife, 79, of Heltonville, passed away at 8:59 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 10, 1940 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Thomas and Freedona (Sowder) Scott. She married David “Sonny” Rife on July 20, 1957 and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1999. She retired from General Motors and had attended the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include two grandsons, Jeff Rife, of Heltonville and David Rife and wife, Anna, of Bedford; two step-grandchildren, Logan and Sara Smith, of Heltonville; two sisters, Rhea Dawn Young and husband, Leroy, of Heltonville, and Jill Tuell, of Mitchell; a brother, Joe Scott and wife, Connie, of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Scott Rife and a daughter, Shelley Rife.

Due to the mandates implemented as a response to COVID-19, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date with burial in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Brenda Sue Forrest

Feb. 11, 1950 — March 18, 2020

Brenda Sue Forrest, 70 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd, New Albany, IN. She was born February 11, 1950 in Louisville, Kentucky to Pinkney & Nelda Carnahan Bell. Brenda was married to Larry Forrest on October 31, 1969.

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

Brenda was a member of Lick Creek Friends Church. She is a retired Social Worker for the State of Kentucky.

Survivors include her Son; Johnny (Jay) & Tammy Forrest of Paoli, Indiana, Daughter; Melissa Lee Duncan of Paoli, Indiana, Brother; Robert P Bell of Brooks, Kentucky. Also surviving are her
Grandchildren; Caleigh Lewis; Tiffany Powell (Derek); & Kyle Owens (Devan), Great-Grandchildren; Daigan, Delilah, Madelyn, Dekylah, & Dillinger.

Visitation and funeral services for Brenda have been limited to private family only. Burial will be at Lick Creek Friends Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 50 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have Brenda Forrest’s funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Yvonne Pittman

Aug. 13, 1930 — March 19, 2020

Yvonne Pittman, 89 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd, New Albany, IN. She was born August 13, 1930 in Leavenworth, Indiana to Jess & Lula Hilgert. Yvonne was married to Farris Pittman and he precedes her in death.

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

Yvonne was a member of the Paoli Christian Church and she was a cafeteria supervisor at Paoli Throop Elementary School.

Survivors include her Son; Richard Pittman of Paoli, Indiana, Daughters; Debbie (Jim) Parsley of Paoli, Indiana, Lisa Recker of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Sister; Nancy McClure of Sellersburg, Indiana, and 3 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services for Yvonne have been limited to private family only. Burial will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Due to the CDC mass gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, no more than 50 people are allowed in a room at a time. We have made the difficult decision to have Yvonne Pittman’s funeral service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Jimmie L. Roberts

Sept. 08, 1942 — March 18, 2020

Mr. Jimmie L. Roberts, age 77, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd.

Mr. Roberts was born September 8, 1942 in Martinsburg, Indiana the son of James W. Roberts and Edith Newlon Roberts. He graduated from Pekin High School and holds a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. Jim attended Canton United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran. Jim retired from Social Security Administration and also worked for Clark Security.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rose Ann Walton Roberts. He is also survived by a son: Mark James Roberts (Michelle) of Salem, a daughter: Lee Ann Terronez (Al) of Grayslake, Illinois, nine grandchildren: James, Ashley, and Lexia Roberts, Nick, Jeff, Ben and Tyler Terronez, and Devin and Trevor Bastin, one precious great-grandson: Jeffrey Jr. Terronez. Also surviving is one sister: Maxine Stewart of Rushville, Indiana, one brother: John C. Roberts of Salem, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister: Linda Foster.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

If you wish, memorial donations can be made to Martinsburg Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Jeff L. Foley

July 24, 1960 — March 18, 2020

Jeff L. Foley, 59, of Springville, died Wednesday, March18. The family has chosen cremation at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

March 19, 2020

Stephen Allen Craig

March 24, 1950 — March 17, 2020

Stephen Allen Craig, 69, of Odon, passed away at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his residence.

Born March 24, 1950 in Kendellville, IN, he was the son of Robert and Evelyn Rose (Mapes) Craig. He married Sharon Hill on October 14, 1967 and she survives. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Odon; five children, Michelle Griffith and husband, Eric, of Bedford, Katrina Scott Craig, of McAlister, OK, Heather Craig Rousche and husband, Shannon, of McAlister, OK, Sonya Fassino, of McAlister, OK, Stephen Scott Craig of Crane, IN; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, David Green.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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

Bucky E. Charles, II

June 24, 1973 — March 16, 2020

Bucky E. Charles, II, 46, of Bedford, passed away at 7:25 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born June 24, 1973 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Bucky and Linda (Cox) Charles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his kids and family.

Survivors include his parents, of Bedford; a son, Kane Charles and wife, Alyssa, of Bedford; daughters, Bre’Onna Charles, of Bedford and Kortni Allen, of TN; a sister, Rachel House and Sam House, of Commiskey; a niece, Bekah Hillenburg; aunts and uncles, Carol and Claude Mikels, Paul and Ellen Sears, Vance Charles, and Phyllis Flynn; his girlfriend, Michelle Allen. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Farrell and Evelyn Charles, Winfred and Sarah Cox; two uncles, Danny Sears and Donnie Cox.

Private visitation is scheduled. Private graveside services will be conducted at Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore.

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

Paul Bernard Bowers

March 21, 1929 — March 16, 2020

Mr. Paul Bernard Bowers, age 90, of Salem, died Monday, March 16 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.

Mr. Bowers was born March 21, 1929 in the Highland neighborhood of rural Salem, Indiana to Clarence and Myrtle Boggs Bowers. On July 8, 1961, Paul was married to Martha Tegarden Bowers.

Survivors include his wife: Martha Bowers, daughters: Jana Bowers and Carol Bowers (David Paquette), step-grandson: Alex Paquette, and several nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Archie Bowers, and sisters: Dorothy Brown, Marilyn Johnson, and Marietta Raymann Taylor.

Paul was born in the home where his parents lived, in the middle of what would become Bowers Orchard. He learned the family business from his father, and did homework under the watchful eye of his mother, often by the light of a kerosene lamp. After graduating from Salem High School in 1946, Paul continued to work with his father until he felt the call of duty. Paul joined the Indiana National Guard in March of 1951, then went on active duty in March of 1953. He was released from active duty two years later, remaining in the National Guard until February 1956.

Mr. Bowers grew up in the Highland United Methodist Church. Later in life he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem, and finally Westview Christian Church. Until his last years, Paul enjoyed learning many subjects, from engine repair, electrical and refrigeration installation, to woodworking, clock-making, sign painting, and raising all types of plants. He passed on this love of learning to his daughters, as well as his sense of honesty, responsibility, and integrity.

Funeral services for Mr. Bowers will be held Saturday, March 21 at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Saturday from 10AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

March 18, 2020

Loretta Jean Anderson

April 20, 1947 — March 03, 2020

Loretta Jean Anderson, 72, of Bedford, and formerly of Clinton, IN, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Garden Villa Bedford in Bedford, IN.

She was born April 20, 1947, in Clinton, to Herschel and Carmelita Doan Anderson and they preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sisters, Susan (Ed) Woods and Betty Hobert. Also surviving are nieces, Olivia McKibben and Carlita Hobert; nephew, Anthony Hobert; two great-nephews, Tyler McKibben and Chandler Brower; one great-niece Ali Brower; two great-great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; several cousins; and a special cousin, Gerri Basinger and family.

Loretta resided in Bedford Indiana Nursing Home for the past four years. She has had many family members and friends who loved her sweet face and sunny dispositon that shown at all times. She will be missed by many.

Graveside services will be held April 21, 2020 at 1 pm at Spangler Cemetery in Blanford, IN. Officiating will be Celebrant Marta Adubato. Cremation was chosen.

Frist Funeral Home in Clinton, IN is entrusted with the care and arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to www.fristfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Glenn Brown

Oct. 29, 1952 — March 11, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Jeffrey Glenn Brown of Bloomington, formerly of Colorado, Bedford, and Paoli, passed away from this life after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Jeff was born in Salem, Indiana on October 29, 1952 to Forrest Glen and Carol Jo (Morris) Brown. He grew up in Paoli, graduating from Paoli High School in 1970, later earning degrees in anthropology (1984) and outdoor recreation management (1999) from Indiana University.

He married his first wife, Toni, in 1977, and together they had two beautiful daughters whom they raised in Bedford. After a long career in construction wherein he worked for local contractors such as McIntyre Brothers and Cameron Asphalt, Jeff returned to grad school to pursue a second career in his true love: the outdoors. As such, he spent the last part of his life working in and exploring the American West, where he was able to finally achieve the job title he’d wanted since age six: archaeologist. During this time, he met and married his second wife, Kathryn (Kate) Peterson, and they spent many hours hiking hundreds of miles around Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, and New Mexico. After a successful career in land management, Jeff retired from the Federal Bureau of Land Management in October 2018.

A former member of Paoli Christian Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church (Bedford), Jeff considered himself of the Quaker faith of his ancestors, in that he valued peace, equality, simplicity, justice, and stewardship of the earth. Many words could be used to describe Jeff: Archaeologist. Photographer. Carpenter. Artist. Music lover. Historian. Explorer. Hiker. Friend. Husband. Brother. Son. But Jeff’s favorite descriptors were Dad and Grandpa. He lived his entire life for his family, and he loved them deeply.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a brother, David. He will be sorely missed by his daughters, Lindsay Brewer-Brown and partner Martin Valderrama of Bloomington, and Lauren Brown and partner Andrès Martin of Fishers; brothers and sister-in-law, Dr. Randy Brown and wife Linda of Parker City, and Dr. Jim Brown of Edinburgh; sister and brother-in-law Cheryl Longest and husband Johnny of Jasper; grandson Riley Turpen of Bloomington; niece Jera Brown of Chicago; nephews Sam Brown of Denver, Matthew Poe of Vincennes, and Tanner Longest of Jasper, and close friends/former spouses Toni Brewer of Bloomington and Kate Peterson of Colorado.

In order to protect our vulnerable friends and family, and in accordance with CDC guidance on social distancing, the family of Jeffrey Brown has decided to postpone his memorial service until the highest threat of coronavirus has passed. Updated information about a new date and time will be published when it becomes available.

In lieu of flowers, Jeff’s family would ask that you consider making a gift in his memory to either the American Cancer Society or to Friends of the Earth.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

March 17, 2020

Brenda Ellen (Bump) Deckard

Dec. 29, 1965 — March 13, 2020

Brenda Ellen (Bump) Deckard, age 54, of Bedford, Indiana passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois on December 29, 1965 to Larry and Barbara (Cook) Bump. Brenda enjoyed camping, taking trips, going to the movies, playing games on her phone, and she loved to read. She also loved her cats and dogs. Brenda was currently working at Indiana University and had been for over five years.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Tim Deckard, parents, sister, Becky Booe (Scott), nieces, Ashley, Caitlin, and Abby Booe, sisters-in-law, Ruth Riley and Theresa Cain, and brothers-in-law, George and Mike Deckard.

Brenda was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Florence Bump, maternal grandmother, Naomi Cook, mother-in-law, Sharon Simmons, and aunt, Peggy Hammil.

Visitation for Brenda will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at Kinser Cemetery in Bedford.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Brenda’s name.  Online condolences may be expresed at thefuneralchapel.net

Due to the CDC Mass Gathering recommendation enforced by Indiana Governor, Eric Halcomb no more than 50 people are allowed in a room at a time.   We have made the difficult decision to have Brenda Deckard’s Funeral Service and visitation be restricted to immediate family only. While this is not our ideal situation we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

Stanley Gregory

Jan. 20, 1946 — March 14, 2020

Stanley Gregory, 74 of Bedford passed away peacefully Saturday March 14, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on January 20, 1946 in London, Kentucky to George and Dorothy (Root) Gregory. Stanley married the love of his life Linda (Johnson) Gregory on May 25, 1968.

Stanley retired from General Electric in Bloomington after 31 years and was an Army Veteran, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 51 years Linda (Johnson) Gregory of Bedford, Son; Brian (Gina) Gregory of Bedford, Daughter: Angela (Chuck) Richardson of Speedway, 3 Grandchildren, Tabatha Grissom of Speedway, Scotty Roberts of Bedford and Keegan Richardson of Indianapolis, 3 Great grandchildren, Jessica, Preslie, and Daniel, Brother: Harold Gregory of Oolitic, Sister-in-law: Linda Gregory of Canton, Georgia, Aunt: Amanda Root of Oolitic, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Brother: Eugene Gregory

In honoring Stanley’s wishes there will be no funeral services as cremation has been chosen.

The family ask if you would like to make donations, please make it to a charity of your choice.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Due to restrictions recently placed by governor Holcomb, we ask that no visitors to funeral or Cemetery services go past 10 public visitors and all winter decorations need to be removed by the end of the business day on March 20,2020 all in accordance with the mandate by the Governor’s office. Please limit all Cemetery visitation until further notice.

Webster C. Cobb

Nov. 29, 1939 — March 15, 2020

Webster C. Cobb, 80, of Mitchell, took his Heavenly flight from this earth at 2:45 AM on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his home. Our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend is now simply wonderful rejoicing on the streets of Glory. II Corinthians 5:8 “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. We will forever love and miss him.

Webster was born November 29, 1939 in Bedford, IN to Melvin and Grace (Stigal) Cobb. He was a life-long resident of Lawrence Co. Webster married Carolyn Woods in April 22, 1961 and she survives, along with their daughter, Susan Dixon and husband Phillip of Oolitic, IN. Webster is also survived by two grandsons, Joshua Dixon of Bloomington, IN and Daniel Dixon (Heather) of Orleans, IN.  He loved his great-grandchildren, Adelyn Dixon, Aidan Dixon and Ian Dixon.  He was also survived by one sister, Darlene Hudson (John) of Bedford and two brothers, James Cobb (Rhonda) of Champagne, Il and Donald Cobb (Phyllis) of Bedford.

Webster was an active member of the First Apostolic Church in Mitchell, IN. He worked at General Motors for thirty-three years and was a member of the UAW.

Webster was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Catherine Oliver and Beulah Burnette and three brothers, William “Sonny”, Opal and Richard Cobb.

Going Home services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the First Apostolic Church, 805 Teke Burton Dr. Mitchell, IN, with Pastor Robert Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday. Pallbearers are Joshua and Daniel Dixon, Jason, Nathan and Darin Russell, Justin Davis and honorary pallbearer is Phillip Dixon.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Robert Gene Harbison

Jan. 06, 1947 — March 14, 2020

Robert Gene Harbison, 73, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at IU Health Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 6, 1947 in Martin County he was the son of Oather and Lucille (Williams) Harbison.

Robert was a Shoals High School graduate and a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. He worked for D & S Excavating as a Laborer and Public Relations Director. Robert also worked for Indiana Limestone.

Surviving are his niece and nephews, Darla Christenberry, Shane Dorsett, James Murray, Victor Murray; as well as several cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Darlene Harbison, Joyce Ann Mundy, and twin brother, Donnie Harbison.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Mount Union Cemetery, 14504 Dover Hill Road, Loogootee, IN 47533.

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

Rosaland A. Perry

Feb. 06, 1964 — March 16, 2020

Rosaland A. Perry, 56, of Mitchell, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at I.U. West Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born February 6, 1964, she was the daughter of Richard Parks and Betty L. Crider. She worked in the office at Mitchell Optical and a member of the American Legion Riders Post #250 where she had served as former Chaplain and Treasurer.

Survivors include sons, Jeff Perry and wife, Samantha, of Arizona, Dustin Perry and wife, Samantha, of Orleans, Justin Perry and wife, Jasmine, of Springville, and Ryan Perry, of Mitchell; a daughter, Whitney Perry, of Bedford; grandchildren, Dylan, Grayson, Zuri, William and Braxton Perry; a sister, Jeanne Goss; nieces, Roxanna Williams, Brittany Smith and Julie Jackson; nephews, Jay Smith, Michael Goss and Dylan Goss.

She was preceded in death by her father, and a sister, Karen Smith.

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

March 15, 2020

Thelma Lenore (Sowders) Prince

June 20, 1929 — March 12, 2020

Thelma Lenore (Sowders) Prince, age 90, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

She was born on June 20, 1929 in Lawrence County, Indiana to Orville and Pearl (Arthur) Sowders. Thelma married Ancel “Yank” Prince on January 14, 1946. She loved church and attended South Union Christian Church in Bloomington. She met weekly with a small group at the church. Thelma loved her family dearly and prayed for them all daily. She loved having family dinners, birthdays, and spending holidays together. She was very loving, compassionate, and caring. Thelma enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre. She was a member of a monthly euchre club. She enjoyed keeping track with everyone on Facebook.

Thelma is survived by her daughters, Judy Sherfield (Frank), Kay Martin (Leonard), and Joyce Abram, grandchildren, Jeffery Burton, Jerry Burton (Darlene), Dale Terrell (Jeanna), Terri Nowling (Scott), Reneé Alfonso, Anthony Martin (Elizabeth), Michelle Caldwell (Darin), Jeneé Trimble, and Jason Abram (Bobbi), 28 great-grandchildren, 29 great-great-grandchildren, sister, Sue Judah, several nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law, Darlene Sowder.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson, Josh Burton, granddaughter, Richelle Leonard, brothers, Wayne Sowders, Lloyd Sowders, and Robert Sowder, and sister, Oweedah “Sissy” Butcher.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street Bloomington, Indiana, and from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Tuesday at South Union Christian Church, 6510 S. Rockport Road Bloomington, Indiana.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM at South Union Christian Church, with burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Phyllis J. McNeil

Nov. 12, 1931 — March 13, 2020

Phyllis J. McNeil, 88, of Spencer, passed away peacefully at Aperion Care Facility in Spencer on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Phyllis was born in Anderson, Indiana on November 12, 1931 to Lloyd Boicourt and Marie (Gudgel) Boicourt. Phyllis was a hostess at Perkins Pancake House, worked at the Pendleton School Cafeteria, and at the Liberty Christian School.

Phyllis married the love of her life, James E. McNeil on May 1, 1948 and together they raised a wonderful, loving family. She belonged to His Love Christian Fellowship in Spencer, City Church in Bloomington and enjoyed being with her grandchildren and teaching piano lessons.

Phyllis is survived by Diane and husband Wayne Sempsrott of Bloomington, Ron and wife Teresa McNeil of Freedom, Randy and wife Michelle McNeil of Brownsburg, grandchildren, Jonathan and wife Rebecca Sempsrott, Jamie and husband Paul Bhosle, Andrew and wife Andrea McNeil, Hannah and husband Trent Keith, Joseph and wife Laci McNeil, John and wife Jessica McNeil, Ethan and wife Hailey McNeil, Stephanie and husband Johnnie Compton, Isaac and wife Ashley McNeil, Isaiah and wife Annie McNeil, Jennifer and husband Matt Galliher, 49 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, brother, Jimmy and wife Lillian Boicourt, and many other family members and friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren, Jacob McNeil, and David McNeil.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the West & Parrish & Pedigo, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer. Her family will officiate the service. Private Burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

March 14, 2020

Gerald “Buddy” Bryant

Gerald “Buddy” Bryant, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, formerly of Bryantsville, peacefully passed away on March 10, 2020, at home. Buddy was 78 years old.

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Nellie (Chapman) Bryant; and brother, Max Bryant.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol (Cavinder) Bryant; children, Crystal (Doug) Fischer, Leslie (Dave) Dytrt, Susan (Ron) Major and Matthew (Molly) Bryant; brother, Johnie (Diane) Bryant; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Huron High School, Buddy relocated to Schaumburg, Illinois, where he married and raised his family. In 1997, Buddy retired after a 30-year career with Nicor Gas.

Buddy enjoyed being outside and spending time with loved ones.

Memorial services were private. Buddy is lovingly remembered and will be greatly missed.

Patricia Mae Feinstein

Feb. 13, 1941 — Feb. 18, 2020

Patricia Mae Feinstein 78, died at home due to complications from the treatment of metastatic melanoma. She was surrounded by love, and true to form, did not go gently into that good night.

She was a creative and passionate person, guided by curiosity. She asked herself the hard questions, and encouraged others to do the same. She loved her family, friends, and the ocean. We miss her, and the sparkle behind her blue eyes terribly.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Feinstein.

She shines brightly in the hearts of her family daughters, Mishelle Skinner and Maria McNeely; grandchildren, Rachel Patricia Neff, Chase Jensen and Wyatt Thorpe; siblings, Dale Swider (deceased), Judy Dobson, Cathy Jarrett and Peggy Cannon; and dear friend Michael Sherwood.

Memories of Patty can be shared on the Conger Morris Medford, Oregon website at www.congermorris.com

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jackson County Oregon Special Olympics.

Our family would like to thank the kind care of Dr. Mujahid Risvi.

Instead of a service, Patty would want the following: Get out and move your body, listen to good music, share your love, and vote.

Leo Jimmy Sims

Leo Jimmy Sims, 68, of English, died Wednesday, March 11. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Marietta S. (Sullivan) Maudlin

Marietta S. (Sullivan) Maudlin, 77, of Salem, died Thursday, March 12. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2020

Alice Elaine Frega

Sept. 26, 1939 — March 10, 2020

Alice Elaine Frega, 80, of Williams, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at her residence.

Born September 26, 1939 in Urbana, IL, she was the daughter of Paul Laverne and Marian Elizabeth (Downs) Knapp. She married Edward W. Frega, Jr. on May 4, 1968 in Westchester, IL and he preceded her in death on May 18, 2013.

She was a housewife and member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Through out the years in her card ministry, she reached out to those who experienced a loss or were struggling. If you were a recipient of her personalized notes, you were being thought of and prayed for.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Dawn and Bradley Schultz of Cedarburg, WI; grandchildren, Teia Jordan Batiansila and Jeffrey Krueger, of Grafton, WI, Isabel Coryn Passmore and husband, Andrew, of West Bend, Kellen Philip Batiansila, of Cedarburg, WI, Samuel Jaden Harmer, Mason Alexander Schultz, Cooper Henry Edward Schultz, all of Cedarburg, WI; five great grandchildren, Braelyn Yeva, Wyatt Scott, Avery Edward, Myles Adler Passmore and a baby girl Krueger, due June 7, 2020; a brother, Lawrence Paul Knapp and wife, Carol, of St. Joseph, MI.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 21st at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday, March 21st at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Calvary Lutheran Church.

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

March 11, 2020

James Robert Abrams

Dec. 04, 1948 — March 10, 2020

James Robert Abrams, 71, of Bloomfield passed away Tuesday March 10, 2020 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born December 4, 1948 in Greene County, Indiana the son of James Roy and Lucy Charlotte (DeFrees) Abrams.

Jim drove a school bus for Bloomfield Schools for 39 years and was a carpenter, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Worthington American Legion Post # 106 were he was the past commander and was the finance officer, he was a member of the Linton Masonic Lodge, Zora Shrine in Terre Haute, past chief of the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department and member of the IVFA.

Surviving relatives include his son Matt Abrams, two grandchildren, Ciera and Jaden Abrams, his life partner, Donna Goad, 3 sisters, Beverly Kennedy, Linda Meadows, Janice Abrams and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by a son, Michael Joe Abrams, twin brother Michael Roy Abrams, two sisters, Mary Sparks, Charlotte Gabbard and his parents.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday and 10:30 A.M. Saturday until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday at Jenkins Funeral Home with Pastor Melvin Camp officiating. Burial will follow with Military services at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.

The family wishes any memorial donations be made to the Worthington American Legion Post 106 or Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Jim’s name.

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

Tammy Lynn Aggus

Jan. 22, 1965 — March 08, 2020

Tammy Lynn Aggus, 55, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO, at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Tammy was born on January 22, 1965 in Bedford, IN, to Robert and Lynn Crane.

In 1983, she was a member of Bedford North Lawrence High School’s first girls’ basketball championship team. While in high school, she worked at Jiffy Treat, which was formative to her work ethic.

After graduating from BNLHS in 1983, she went on to graduate from Indiana University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s in mathematics education. She did extended substitute teaching at Mitchell and Shawswick schools in Indiana.

While in Indiana, she was a member of Pinhook Christian Church and Mundell Christian Church. Once in Joplin, she was a member of Blendville Christian Church and College Heights Christian Church.

After accepting Jesus at age 20, she decided to go to Ozark Christian College (OCC) in Joplin, MO, in order to learn more about her newfound faith.

During her time at OCC, she worked at McDonald’s and the Tutoring Company.

She graduated from OCC in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Biblical Literature.

While at OCC, Tammy began attending Blendville Christian Church in Joplin, where she met a young door greeter named Spencer Aggus. Time went on, and they began dating in August 1990.

Just weeks later, Tammy began teaching math, science and Bible and coaching volleyball and basketball at College Heights Christian School (CHCS).

She married Spencer on Nov. 10, 1995, and to this union were born Andrew Bill and Luke Robert.

In 1998, she left CHCS to begin raising her family.

During this time, Tammy began leading at Quizzing for Christ, counseling and mentoring many of her peers and acting, directing and serving on the board at Stained Glass Theatre Joplin, where she survived the May 2011 tornado. Following the tornado, she founded an organization called Joplin Missouri Christian Athletes through which she has allowed hundreds of youth to participate in volleyball and basketball. She also taught math at various homeschool groups and at Crowder College in Neosho, Webb City and McDonald County. Tammy was just nine weeks away from earning her master’s degree in education from Pittsburg State University.

Tammy is survived by her husband Spencer, her son Drew (Rylee) Aggus of Platte City, MO, and her son Luke Aggus of the home. She is also survived by her parents Bob and Lynn Crane of Bedford, IN, her brother Robert (Moriah) Crane of Indianapolis, IN, along with two nieces, a nephew and a great niece.

A visitation service will be held at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. A celebration of life will be held at College Heights Christian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12. Burial will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stained Glass Theatre Joplin or Ozark Christian College.

Online condolences m ay be expressed at www.thornhill-dillon.com

Mary Lou Limp

June 05, 1930 — March 09, 2020

Mary Lou Limp, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 11:50 AM on March 9, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

She was born June 5, 1930 in Orleans, IN, the daughter of Raymond and Pearl (Burgess) Strange. She married Ralph D. Limp on September 30, 1950 and he survives.

he was a member of the Orleans Christian Church for many years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and working on the family farm.

She is survived by her husband of Orleans; one daughter, Martha Jean Ault (Ron) of Seymour; two sons, Joe Limp (Janet) of Springville and Larry Limp (Nancy) of Bedford; six grandchildren, Heidi Wheeler, Cliff Ault (Kim), John Limp (Brittney), Nathan Fields (Kelsey), Annetta Landreth and Tami Landreth; nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Norma Pugh of Salem.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson-in-law, Brian Wheeler and eight siblings, Donald Strange, Dorothy Fisher, Jarvis Strange, Margaret Magner, Julia Bennett, Barbara Clifton, John Strange and a sister in infancy.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Online condolences may be offered at www.ochstetrick.net

Jerry Lee Baxter

Dec. 12, 1937 — March 10, 2020

Jerry Lee Baxter, 82, passed peacefully in the early hours of March 10th 2020 at his home in Clarksville, In. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Luther Ray Baxter and Ova Christine Baxter of Shoals, In on December 12th 1937.

He had four brothers; Ray Allen Baxter of Shoals, In., Larry Baxter of Fon du Lac, Wi., Jim Baxter of Williams, In. & Stephen Baxter of Shoals, In., He also had two sisters; Janice Williams of Williams, In. & April Simmerman of Bedford, In.

He is survived by his Wife and Best Friend of 66 years, Lois Kay Baxter of Clarksville, In. Sons; William Baxter of Bedford, In. & Jeffrey Baxter of Clarksville, In. Daughters Robin Baxter of Bedford, In., Sherill Dulaney of Clarksville, In., & Heather Abbott of Clarksville, In.

He was the loving patriarch of 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ray Allen and Stephen Baxter.

Jerry was active in the ministry from the late 1960’s until his passing. He was a minister of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints & was a Pastor of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ.

He owned & operated a successful business where worked alongside his wife, Lois Baxter for over 50 years.

Visitation is Thursday March 12th, 2020 4-8pm & Funeral is Friday March 13th, 2020 at 1pm. Both services to be held at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, In.

Burial at Mount Olive cemetery following funeral service. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

March 10, 2020

Norma Lou (Hitchcock) Thrasher

May 17, 1934 — March 07, 2020

Norma Lou (Hitchcock) Thrasher, 85, of Harrodsburg, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 17, 1934, she was the daughter of Arnold Faris and Hazel Laverne (Adkins) Hitchcock. She was raised in Martin County and graduated from Williams High School with the class of 1951. She married John Michael Thrasher on November 22, 1956 and he survives. She was a Central Service Technician at Bloomington Hospital. She was a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church where she had been involved with many activities through the church. She had lived in Harrodsburg for sixty years.

Survivors include her husband, John, of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Beth Thrasher Ponce and husband, Ernesto, of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Jordan, Christian, Emmanuel, Isaiah, and Samuel Ponce and Hannah Ponce Parks; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Hitchcock and wife, Geneva; a sister, Patsy Hitchcock Dye; a nephew, David Dye; two nieces, Susan and Karen Dye.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Scott Dye.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Matt Hinshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

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

Ray Allen Baxter

Dec. 03, 1934 — March 08, 2020

Ray Allen Baxter, 85, of Shoals, passed away at 11:51 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at his residence.

Born December 3, 1934 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Luther Ray and Ova Christine (Summers) Baxter. He retired from Ford Motor Co. and operated a body shop in Indianapolis. He also took over and ran his father’s tool handle business along with making grade stakes for construction companies in the area. Ray had a very big heart and was very loving and caring. He was an outspoken person and was very independent his entire life.

Ray loved spending time with his friends, they all meant the world to him. He also had a very big passion for river fishing, hunting and doing anything outdoors. He loved bird hunting almost more than fishing. Ray took a lot of pride in everything he did be it work or hobbies and will be missed by so many.

Survivors include his children, Kevin Baxter and Danny Green; siblings, Jerry Baxter, Larry Baxter, Jim Baxter, April Simmerman, and Janice Williams; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Green; a brother, Steve Baxter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 12th and from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Friday, March 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Hildred Ilene Taylor

July 04, 1933 — March 07, 2020

Hildred Ilene Taylor, 86, of Shoals, formerly of Cale, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Loogootee Nursing Center.

Hildred was born on July 4, 1933 in Martin County to William M. and Fannie (Chastain) Taylor. She married Herman Vertis Taylor on April 30, 1949. She was a member of the Fairview Regular Baptist Church of Cale. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She held several offices and served as Worthy Matron several times of the Shoals Chapter. She also served as a Star Point and Conductress at the state level. She was a former member of the Martin County Extension Homemakers Club and was a former Martin County 4-H leader.

She worked at N.A.D Crane during the Vietnam War, and retired from the Bedford Westview Nursing Home as a CNA in the Alzheimer’s Unit. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and siblings John Taylor, Imogene Crane and Vernell Raney.

She is survived by her daughter, Cordilla (Jimmy) George of Williams; her grandson, Paul Robert (Eva) George of Shoals; great-grandson Tyler George of Springville, and great-granddaughter Taylor George of Shoals; step great- grandson, Edmund Neeley of Shoals; step great-granddaughters Reeva (Alan) Dorsey of Newburgh, Sistoria Neeley of Bedford, Zafira and Eleora Neeley of Shoals, John (Lori) Daniel of Loogootee, who was like her second grandson; two sisters Opal Mullis of Bloomington and Annabell Fields of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

Following her wishes, there will be no visitation. Graveside services and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Martin County 4-H Council at 2666 U.S. 50, Loogootee, IN 47553 — in memory of Hildred Taylor.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Evelene Nicholson Wagoner

Jan. 04, 1935 — March 07, 2020

Mrs. Evelene Nicholson Wagoner, age 85, of Salem, passed away Saturday, March 7 at her home.

Mrs. Wagoner was born January 4, 1935 in Harlan, Kentucky the daughter of Arthur and Annie Howard Baker. She was a retired bus driver for Salem Community Schools. She and her husband, Raymond, owned and farmed land in the Delaney Creek Bottoms before moving into town. Evelene was a faithful member of Monroe Church of Christ. She was also a member of YMCA Senior Citizens Sewing and Quilting Clubs.

Evelene was preceded in death by her first husband: Raymond Nicholson, her second husband, Dale Wagoner, a daughter: Arlene, two brothers: Coleman Baker and Jimmy Baker, her sister: Helen Baker, one grandson and her parents.

She is survived by two sons: Edward Nicholson of Salem and Jimmy Nicholson of Campbellsburg, one daughter: Darlene Cassel of Marengo, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1PM at Weathers Funeral Home with Brother Russell Amburn officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10AM-1PM.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuueralhome.com

Shirley M. Sowders

Dec. 10, 1942 — March 07, 2020

Shirley M. Sowders, 77, of Columbus, passed away March 7, 2020, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Shirley was born December 10, 1942 in Lawrence County, Indiana, the daughter of Lloyd and Louise Howard Parish. She married Larry Delmar Sowders on November 14, 1959.

Before she had retired, Shirley and Larry were in the restaurant business together. They were the owners and proprietors of several Waffle House family restaurants across southern Indiana, including stores in Bedford, Columbus, Seymour, and Greensburg. She was a member of the Moose #398, the V.F.W. Post #1987, and the American Legion Post #24.

Shirley took a lot of pride in her hobbies. In 2008, she and her friend Maudie Medaris purchased and renovated the Walesboro schoolhouse, which was built in 1878. They renovated the building themselves, turning it into a restaurant that they ran together. Like Larry, she was a lover of music and an avid singer, and met many of her friends on Karaoke nights. Shirley also loved to write and was a wonderful storyteller.

Above all else, Shirley loved her family. She lived for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always creating and making for her family, creating games and writing stories. Shirley was always proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, devoting so much of her life to going to sporting events, stage productions, graduations, or even just staying up late and playing games with them.

She is survived by her son Randy D. (Robin) Sowders of Greensburg; daughters Kathy L. Mann and Sandy R. (Dan) Asher both of Columbus; grandchildren Justin Mann, Boone Asher, Delmer Andrew Sowders, Clay Asher, Jenna Malinsky, Trevor Sowders, and Samuel Asher; 10 great-grandchildren and Shirley was looking forward to the upcoming birth of her 11th great-grandchild; a brother Roger W. (Teresa) Keith of Mitchell, Indiana; as well as a sister Judy A. (Roger) VanMeter of Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Larry on July 22, 2019; as well as a brother Lloyd Parish.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Jewell–Rittman Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Vanderbur officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.jewellrittman.com

William K. Lane

Aug. 25, 1939 — March 08, 2020

William K. Lane, 80 of Paoli, passed away March 8, 2020 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born August 25, 1939 in Paoli to parents, Charles K & Mary (Barnett) Lane. He married Gloria Daugherty March 12, 2011. William was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired real estate appraiser. He was a member & former deacon of Syria Christian Church of Orleans.

Survivors include his Wife; Gloria Lane of Paoli, Daughter; Penny Lane Wisser and husband, Tom of Tampa, FL, Son; Aaron Magner & wife, Mary of Paoli, and 5 Grandchildren.

William is preceded in death by his parents & sister, Glenda Lane Easterday.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm Thursday, March 12 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Friday, March 13 at the funeral home. Bro. Rob Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Syria Christian Church Cemetery.

Onlince condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

March 09, 2020

Wynn J. Adams

July 11, 1932 — March 06, 2020

Wynn J. Adams, age 87, of Linton, passed away peacefully at 9:15 P.M. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born in Tuscon, AZ on July 11, 1932, the daughter John F. & Arie M. (Hubbard) Anderson.

She was a 1950 graduate of Oolitic High School, and was employed as a medical secretary at the IU Student Union Health Center. She married Kenneth Adams on April 14, 1952. They owned and operated Adams Masonry Contracting in Bedford. In 1963, Wynn was a pianist and Kenneth began in the ministry at Williams First Baptist Church until 1970, when they moved to Linton and served the First Baptist Church for 27 years, where she played the organ and piano, among many other duties within the church. She was a wonderful pastor’s wife and loved the congregation.

Wynn loved sewing and playing piano. For many years, she made her children’s clothing and coats, along with all of their wedding dresses. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed shopping, and she and Kenneth enjoyed spending time together fishing. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Reverend Kenneth Adams of Linton, three daughters, Kathy (Jim) Dodd of Linton, Kristy (Mike) Busch of Centerville, OH, and Kenya (Ed Guthrie) Adams of Linton, six grandchildren, Jaimee (Shad) Goodman, Justin (Melissa) Dodd, Andrea (Blake) Loy, Timothy Busch, Lancy (Bob) Shaw, Kenzie Lovelace, fifteen great-grandchildren, a brother, Cameron (Hettie) Anderson of Bedford, a sister-in-law, Rhea Anderson of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Karen Lovelace, and a brother, Monte Anderson.

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, with Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with Rev. John Winders officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 2-8 pm, and Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideon’s through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with Wynn’s family at www.welchcornett.com.

Johanna Sohn Elliott

Nov. 14, 1932 — March 05, 2020

Johanna Sohn Elliott, 87, of Bedford, Indiana, passed away Thursday March 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 14, 1932 in Bedford to Joseph T. and Hanna Lucyle Stephens Sohn. She married Joseph W. Elliott on June 5, 1955 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Johanna was a 1951 graduate of Bedford High School and attended Indiana University. She was a founding officer of Indiana Steel and Engineering Corporation and worked at the company during its early years.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years Joseph W. Elliott, two sons Joseph S. (Sherri) Elliott of Bedford, Indiana and Thomas S. (Laura) Elliott of Bloomington, Indiana. Six grandchildren Joseph Wayne Elliott, Hannamarie (Matt) York, Olivya Elliott, Christina Elliott, Nicholas Elliott and Ashley Elliott. Two great-grandchildren Ashlynn York and Jaxon York. Johanna was preceded in death by her parents.

Johanna was past president and a 50 year member of the Ladies of the Round Table, member of the IDEAL Club for 65 years, Tri Kappa, First Presbyterian Church of Bedford, and a founding member of the Bedford Dance Club. In later years she was proud of her involvement with the interior remodel of the Otis Park Bath House as well as helping to maintain the flowers at the Bath House and the park entrance. In the past she enjoyed bowling in a league and playing tennis with a lady’s group.

Johanna was happiest when spending time with family and friends at her pool and in her home where she hosted a Christmas Eve party for 50 consecutive years.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday March 11th at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford with Pastor Je Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be J.W. Elliott, Nicholas Elliott, Brian Elliott, Andrew Lafferty, Charlie Bliss, Matt York, and John Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Phillip Sohn, Ed Voris, Charlie Fiddler, Larry Lafferty, and Ned Boyer. The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday March 10th at the church and from 12:00 – 2:00 preceding the service at the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the White River Humane Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

Hugh Kluesner

Sept. 27, 1925 — March 06, 2020

Hugh Kluesner, 94, of Bedford, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born September 27, 1925 in Sullivan Co., IN, he was the son of Hugh and Jessie (Behem) Kluesner. He married Doris Harbin on June 26, 1944 and she survives. Hugh was an Army Aircorp Veteran, serving during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33. He was President of Indiana Limestone and owned Kluesner Engineering.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, of Bedford; three sons, Terry Kluesner and wife Stephane of Lehigh Acres, FL, Mike Kluesner and wife Linda of Cape Coral, FL, and David Kluesner and wife Zaiton of Cape Coral, FL; one daughter, Laura Maxwell of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 10th at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

Online condolences may be expressed at daycarter.com

David S. Medlock

Nov. 27, 1940 — March 06, 2020

Mr. David S. Medlock age 79, of Salem, passed away Friday, March 6 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

Mr. Medlock was born November 27, 1940 in Washington County the son of Wincel and Bernice McBride Medlock. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, and the Army National Guard. He was retired from Ford Motor Company in Louisville. He was an avid fan of antique tractor pulls. He also enjoyed repairing lawnmowers, and talking and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by a son: Jeffrey Medlock (Rhonda) of Salem, two daughters: Victoria Medlock and Kristin Lashbrooks both of Salem, a brother: Marvin Medlock (Robin) of Greenville, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M.. Wednesday, March 11 at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., and Wednesday from 9AM-until time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Lee Roy Cochran

May 29, 1936 — March 06, 2020

Mr. Lee Roy Cochran, age 83, of Salem, passed away Friday, March 6 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Mr. Cochran was born May 29, 1936 in Ballenger, Texas the son of Raymond L. and Josephine Tegel Cochran. He was retired from Cummins Engine in Seymour. Lee was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Salem First Christian Church and the John Hay Center Historical Society. Lee loved to play fast pitch softball with the Salem Men’s Softball League and fishing.

Lee is survived by his wife: Faye Zink Cochran. They were married December 6, 1974. He is also survived by a daughter: Natalie King of Crawfordsville, Indiana, two sisters: Sylvia Rutherford of Salem and Patsy JoAnn Cochran of Salem, and two grandchildren: Brenden King and Christopher King. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Joyce Colglazier and Patricia Franklin.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8PM and Tuesday from 11AM-time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

Belva Lou Davis

Sept. 12, 1926 — March 08, 2020

Belva Lou Davis, 93 of Brownstown and formerly of Norman, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was born September 12, 1926, in London, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Cheek.

Belva married Ralph Fleetwood, Robert Smith and Gene Davis who all preceded her in death.

Belva was a long-time member of Easyville Pentecostal Church. She worked as an LPN at Hoosier Christian Village before working at the Masonic Home in Franklin where she later retired. She loved being a nurse and helping people and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her children, Danny Lee Fleetwood and Brenda Cremeens; two daughters-in-law, Paula Richards Fleetwood and Vickie Ault Fleetwood; eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a sister, Elva Fleetwood, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, three sons, Darrell J. Fleetwood, Gerald Wayne “GW” Fleetwood and David L. Smith; one son-in-law, Jerry Cremeens; one sister, Beatrice Ferrel, and one brother, Joe Henley Cheek.

Services will be conducted Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown. Friends and family may call on Wednesday after 11:00 AM until time of service. Burial will follow at Kurtz Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kurtz Church of the Nazarene through Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

March 08, 2020

Karla (Abbott) Orender

Dec. 12, 1955 — March 06, 2020

Karla (Abbott) Orender, 64, of Washington, Indiana passed away Friday March 6, 2020 at Eastgate Manor in Washington.

Born December 12, 1955 in Daviess County, Indiana the daughter of Caroldon “Carp” Abbott and Norma Lucille (Kettery) Hughes.

Karla had worked as a factory worker and was a homemaker, she attended the New Hope Church in Washington.

Surviving relatives include her two sons, Alan (Jennifer) Orender of Greenwood, Tony (Ashley) Orender of Washington, two grandsons, Logan Orender of Greenwood and Hunter Orender of Washington, Karla has three brothers, Denny (Joann) Abbott of Lafayette, Tim (Melissa) Abbott of Lyons, Randy (Nancy) Beck of South Carolina, she has four sisters, Lori (Greg) Sargent of Sandborn, Darla (Tom) Robison of Lyons, Holly (Scott) Pate of Evansville and Mary Hammons of Columbus.

Karla was preceded in death by her mother Norma Lucille Hughes, her father Caroldon Abbott and one brother Ronald Beck.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons and 10 A.M. Thursday until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery.

The family wishes any memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation in Karla’s name.

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

Thomas M. “Tom” Alwine

Feb. 06, 1953 — March 07, 2020

Thomas M. “Tom” Alwine, 67, of Bloomington passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

If you didn’t know Tom Alwine, you missed meeting the nicest man in the world. Tom embraced everything with enthusiasm and the curiosity of a child. If he was your friend, co-worker or even a stranger, you never had to worry that he wouldn’t have your back.

A track and cross country runner in high school and college and later a high school coach gave him a competitive spirit and drive. He wanted to run the last race against multiple myeloma but the cancer won and we lost him on March 7th.

Tom spent his twenties in Florida where he became a surfer and lived on a sailboat. The love of sailing continued after moving to Bloomington and marrying the first girl he ever kissed in the 6th grade, Evelyn Messmacher. For many years they enjoyed having a sailboat at the Lake Monroe Sailing Association where he taught his son, Tommy, to love sailing as well. His son was the most precious gift in his life.

Tom worked at GE for 25 years to support his family and made many friends during the years. He took up golf and he and Evelyn enjoyed the GE golf scrambles and later after retirement, golf outings were some of his and Evelyn’s most precious time together. Never stop learning was his motto and his interests ranged from photography, learning to brew beer (which was really good), growing hops, and learning about hydroponics. His most favorite pastime was fly fishing and tying his own flies. He made his own bamboo rod and could spend hours in fly fishing shops pushing Evelyn’s patience to the max.

Although a devout Christian, Tom asked that instead of attending a funeral service, that you donate a unit of blood and if you can’t, find someone that can. That precious gift of life enabled him to be with us a longer time. His ashes will be dispersed in the Ocean off of Captiva in February 2021.

Tom is survived by his loving wife and son, Evelyn and Tommy, parents Ron & Phyllis Fraser, Step-mother Sandra Alwine, brothers Tim (Susie) and Jeff Alwine and adopted brother Kent Messmacher (Michele) as well as beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Charles and sisters Sandy and Jill.

Tom wanted his obituary to make him sound like a rock star. I’m sure you agree, he really was.

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

Michael “Mike” Kinser

Nov. 24, 1949 — March 04, 2020

Michael “Mike” Kinser, 70, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Mike was born on November 24, 1949 in Bloomington, Indiana and was the son of Margorie Lucille Kinser. He married Regina Marie Strunk on May 5, 1995 in Bloomington, Indiana, they were happily married 24 years.

He was a member of Sanders Pentecostal Church and Souls Matters Apostolic Church, He was a Contractor and Master Carpenter all his life he worked for the Laborer Local #1664 in Bloomington, He devoted his life to his family, and he was always giving of his time and money to people in need, he loved four wheeling, hunting, mushroom hunting, working with his hands, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Mike is survived by his wife, Regina Kinser of Bloomington; five children, Marla (Rick) Franks of Shoals; Eric (Samantha) Strunk of Gosport; Shannon (Dale) Goldman of Bloomington; Rev Aaron (Christina) Strunk of Bloomington; Ronnie “Bub” Eads of Bloomington; fifteen grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; one sister Becky (Terry) Self of Sanders; aunts, Ruthann Vaught, Donna Kay Kinser, Joyce Deckard and Katie Farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a niece Ashley Self.

A memorial services will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Souls Matters Apostolic Church 3372 E. Moffett Ln Bloomington, with Rev. Aaron Strunk officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until service time on Saturday, March 14th at the church.

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

Philip Smith, Jr.

Sept. 22, 1956 — March 03, 2020

Philip Smith, Jr., 63 of Bloomington, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2020.

Phil was born in Rockville, Maryland on September 22, 1956 to Philip and Gloria Smith. Phil and his family moved to Bloomington in 1963. He was a proud 1976 graduate of Bloomington High School North.

While Phil faced many obstacles in his life due to his developmental disability, he was fortunate to be a part of Stone Belt. Through more than 40 years of support and involvement with Stone Belt, Phil lived a life that was filled with successes and accomplishments that always exceeded everyone’s expectations.

He worked for the IU Memorial Union for more than 25 years which gave him financial independence and purpose. Phil was an avid sports fan and the most loyal supporter of the Cincinnati Reds and IU Basketball. He was a regular and accomplished bowler and active participant in the Special Olympics. In the past few years his interest in travel grew through his participation with Exceptional Getaways. He made trips to New York, Niagara Falls, Hawai`i, Disney World, and numerous sporting events. Wherever he went, whomever he was with, and whatever he was doing, he brought a ready smile and enthusiasm along with him.

He will be missed dearly by his mother, Gloria Smith, siblings Elaine Smith, Chris van Bergeijk (Eric), Cindy Brown (Mike), Patty Reutell (Terry), and Steve Smith (Luann), numerous nieces and nephews as well as all his friends and support team at Stone Belt. Phil’s was preceded in death by his father, Philip Smith Jr.

A celebration of Phil’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Family and friends may gather from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to Stone Belt.

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

Michael G. Burris

May 18, 1950 — March 05, 2020

Michael G. Burris, 69, of Loogootee, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Brookside Village in Jasper.

He was born May 18, 1950 in Washington, Indiana to the late Virgil and Mary Alberta (Norris) Burris.

Mike married Helen Schiller on February 20, 1971 and she survives.

He was a proud Marine. He served during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart for his courageous efforts.

Mike retired from Old Ben Coal after 34 years as a dragline operator. In his “spare” time he loved to move dirt and could often find him operating his dozer. Whether it was building a pond or terrace, taking care of the cows or hogs, or operating the dragline, Mike LOVED to work.

He loved his family and his witty personality always made everyone smile or simply shake their heads. He also enjoyed giving and taking care of others. Whether it was buying groceries for someone in need, donating to one of his beloved charities, like St. Jude, or simply helping a neighbor, Mike did it and wanted no recognition.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mary Alberta Burris; brother, Joe (Kay) Burris; sisters, Betty McDonald and Mary Malinda Burris; brother-in-law, Gerald Colvin.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen (Schiller) Burris of Loogootee; children, Jarrod (Amy) Burris, Melinda Grow, both of Loogootee and Cassie (Blake) Helfrich of Haubstadt; grandchildren, Wade and Karter Burris, Eliana, Luke and Anna Grow and Edie and Tucker Helfrich; siblings, Helen Colvin of Washington, Ronald Burris of Loogootee, Rick Burris of Indianapolis, Gary (Wanda) Burris of Loogootee and Carol (Ron) Boyd of Loogootee; brothers-in-law, Jerome McDonald of Columbus, Ray (Joann) Schiller of Indianapolis, Delbert (Sandy) Schiller of Franklin and Jim (Janice) Schiller of Ireland; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker and concelebrants Rev. Joseph Erbacher and Rev. Sudhakar Bhastati at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield and Monday, March 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Martin Men’s Club.

Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.

Kathy Darlene Kelley

June 23, 1951 — March 06, 2020

Kathy Darlene Kelley, 68, of Bedford went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 6, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Kathy was born June 23, 1951 in Bloomington and was the daughter of the late Russell and Phyllis (Wood) Adkins. She had worked as a nurse at Bloomington Hospital for 32 years and was a member of the Bedford First Wesleyan Church.

Kathy was loved and will be truly missed by her children, Robbie Robertson and his wife Kelley of Paoli and Michele Hill of Bedford; her grandchildren, Seth Robertson, Allison Robertson, Mackenzie Robertson and Evan Hill; and her siblings, Gary Adkins (Jan), David Adkins (Helen), Glory Elkins (Bryan) all of Spencer, IN and Karen Moster (George) of Connersville.

Preceding Kathy in death were her parents and her husband, Robert Kelley.

At Kathy’s request private family services will be held at a later date.

Joseph G. Miller Jr.

Joe passed unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 2, 2020. Joe graduated from Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1965. He studied finance at Marian College graduating in 1969. Joe established Miller and O’Conner, Certified Public Accountants firm, where he worked until his retirement.

Joe is survived by his wife Joan Amati; his son, Jason Miller (from his first marriage to Carolyn Goeke); step-children, Ben (Adie) Smith, Bess (Eric) Cole; and three grandsons, Gordon, Westley, and Quinn; Sisters, Patricia (Robert) Strohmeyer and Linda (James) Simmons, and their children.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mabel Miller; and brother, Bobby.

Joe leaves behind a litany of family, friends, and colleagues who know him as generous, kind, and funny. He had a positive impact on many lives and served as a surrogate father and grandfather to many. He will be forever remembered and missed.

Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Joe at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, from 11am-1pm on Saturday, March 14th. Inurnment to follow at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hemophilia of Indiana or Waycross Episcopal Camp, summer camp scholarship fund.

Thomas Holton “Holt” Ellis Jr.

Thomas Holton “Holt” Ellis Jr., 34, of Bloomington, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.

March 07, 2020

Catherine Marie Earl

Sept. 28, 1928 — March 05, 2020

Catherine Marie Earl, 91, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Garden Villa.

Born September 28, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Shelby Cleo and Anna (Davidson) Stevens. She married Ralph “Bud” Earl July 30, 1949, and he preceded her in death May 23, 2009.

Catherine retired from M. Fine & Son. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, and caring for her flowers.

Survivors include her brother; Shelby (Ruth) Stevens of Centerburg, Ohio, caregiver; Mary Stevens of Mitchell, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Robert Stanley Stevens, Jenny Sue Nicholson, and Larry James Stevens, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Derek Wayne Neeley

Aug. 17, 1984 — March 01, 2020

Derek Wayne Neeley, 35, was called to his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 1st, 2020 at 2:18 p.m. while in ICU at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His kindness, compassion, love, and generosity continue to give joy and life to others through his decision to be an organ donor.

Derek was born a gift from God on August 17, 1984 in Bedford to his parents, Lu Ann (Nunes) Neeley and Larry Wayne Neeley. He was a life-long resident of Lawrence County. Derek left behind the light of his world and precious daughter, Braylie Shay Neeley, his only child and “mini-me”.

Derek was also survived by many family members who loved and adored him, including his mother, Lu Ann (Nunes) Neeley, his sister and brother-in-law, Kelsi and Frank Sullivan, his sister, Terra Blackwell and husband, Brandon, his brother, Chase Neeley and wife Breeanna, his nieces, Jaylin Grissom, Emily Sullivan, Raelynn Blackwell, and nephew, Miles Blackwell, his best friend, Luke Wilkerson, an aunt, Jeanne (Nunes) Schedel and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Wayne Neeley, his maternal grandfather, Owen Nunes, his maternal Grandma “Nunie”, Catherine (Ballard) Nunes, and his maternal aunt, Janice Birdsell.

Derek graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 2002. After graduation, he entered into the sheet metal trade and graduated from the apprenticeship program in 2010, receiving an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech and becoming a Union Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker.

Derek absolutely loved the outdoors and being a part of nature. He loved doing anything outdoors, especially fishing, camping, or enjoying God’s wondrous creation from his canoe. Derek was baptized on January 3, 2010. He has faithfully attended Bedford First Church of God for several years, where he both served and fellowshipped with his brothers and sisters in Christ. Derek’s true desire was to see others find Jesus and experience the grace that can only be found in Christ. Despite our devastation, we find comfort in the loving, solid Word of God. As 2nd Corinthians 5:8 assures us that for believers of Jesus Christ, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

If you have ever met or known our forever loved, Derek Neeley, we are confident that, in some way, he has touched your life. We invite you to celebrate his life with us at his funeral service on Tuesday, March 10th at 2:00 pm at Bedford First Church of God, with his faithful and loving pastor, Travis Inman, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 9th and 12:00 pm until time of funeral at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an account opened for his daughter, Braylie Neeley, at Bedford Federal Savings Bank.

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

Johanna (Sohn) Elliott

Johanna (Sohn) Elliott, 87, of Bedford, died Thursday, March 5. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 06, 2020

Mary F. Moon

June 26, 1928 — March 04, 2020

Mary F. Moon, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 7:54 AM on March 4, 2020 at Mitchell Manor.

She was born June 26, 1928 in Livonia, IN, the daughter of Lawrence and Elsie (Radcliff) Burgess. She married Clifford Moon on December 14, 1946, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2008.

She was a member of Crossroads Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Campbellsburg High School class of 1946.

She is survived by one son, Dale Moon (Cindy) of Orleans; two daughters, Patty Moon Williams of Bloomington and Karen Moon Simmons (Kenny) of Orleans; five grandchildren; one step great granddaughter; one great grandson and one sister, Dorothy Nickell of Memphis, TN.

Preceded in death by parents; husband; two brothers, Maurice and Eugene Burgess; one sister, Annabel Medlock.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Brother Denny Moon officiating. Burial will follow in Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

Michael Gene Hanks

Jan. 12, 1953 — Feb. 29, 2020

Michael Gene Hanks, 67,passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 12, 1953, in Ocala, Florida, he was the son of Curtis Dean and Claudine (Graves) Hanks. He married Lee Anna Robbins July 3, 1999, and she preceded him in death February 21, 2015.

Michael enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors include his children; Greg Inman of Bloomfield, Whitney Hanks of Mitchell, Crystal (Kenny) Guffey of Mitchell, Alan George of St. Louis, Missouri, 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister; Myra Baker of Bedford.

His parents; wife; son, Michael Hanks; and siblings, Gregory McFarland, Rick Hanks, and Jerry Hanks, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jason Riggle and Nathan King officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered at chastainfuneralhome.com

John Weston Engle

Oct. 24, 1936 — March 04, 2020

John Weston Engle age 83, of Shoals, passed away at his residence on March 4, 2020.

He was born on October 24, 1936 in Gary, Indiana to Frank L. and Ruth E. (Tillis) Engle. He married Janice Wininger on June 12, 1960 in the Shoals United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Waterloo, Indiana High School, attended Indiana Central College in Indianapolis and earned his M.S. Degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, the Shoals American Legion and the Martin County Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife Janice, one son, Mark (Michelle) Engle of Brazil, Indiana; two daughters, Deborah Engle of Bloomington and Suzanne (Mark) Nuccio of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Danielle Santulli, Brandon Santulli, Dominic Nuccio, Mikala Nuccio and Ariella Engle. One brother David (Janet) Engle of New Haven, Indiana also survives.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Shoals United Methodist Church with Pastor Marvin Lagle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Memorial contributions may be made to The Martin County Historical Society or the Shoals United Methodist Church.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

March 05, 2020

Randy E. Gaddis

Feb. 25, 1953 — March 03, 2020

Randy E. Gaddis, 67, of Orleans, passed away at 8:18 AM on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at his home.

He was born February 25, 1953 in Bedford, IN, the son of Glenn E. and Betty J. (Jackson) Gaddis. He married Roberta Rose (White) Gaddis on March 6, 1981 and she survives.

He was a fireman for over 42 years and started his career at the age of seventeen for Civil Defense then went to Orange County Rural and in 2006 went to Orleans Fire Department were he became fire chief of Orleans Fire Department and he was a fire instructor for many years. He worked at White Castle for eighteen years in shipping and receiving.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; two children, Shane Gaddis of Salem and Sondra Robbins of Orleans; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three siblings, Janet Hanscom, Dennis Gaddis, and Linda “Jodi” Asbury and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Scott Gaddis.

The funeral will be at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Dennis Gaddis officiating.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange County Cancer Patient Service Inc.

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

Janet A. (Tuddy) Robinson

Feb. 12, 1947 — Feb. 29, 2020

Janet Arlene Robinson, 73, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at her residence.

Born February 12, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Mildred (Robinson) Tuddy. She married Colonel Robinson in 1964, and he preceded her in death, July 23, 2017.

Janet was a certified medical assistant and had been employed at Mitchell Manor. She was a member of the Body of Christ and enjoyed going to church. Janet loved drinking coffee and tea with her family and friends.

Surviving are her children; Tammy Lynn Summers of Mooresville, Wade Allen Robinson of Salem, Melissa Dawn Knoy of Campbellsburg, nine grandchildren; great grandchildren; Rylee, Marley, and Ahnna, siblings; John Tuddy of Spencer, Rita Lewis of Mitchell, Rhea Dawn Lewis of Bedford, and Joe Tuddy of Indianapolis.

Her parents; husband; son, Darrell Gene “Bub” Robinson; and siblings, Karen Turner, Ronald “Ronnie” Tuddy and Diane Robinson, preceded her in death.

Funeral service is at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor John Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Phyllis June Myers

Phyllis June Myers age 87 of Bedford passed away on Monday March 2, 2020 at 11:40 Am at White River Lodge in Bedford. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of her life at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

March 04, 2020

Michael Allen Martin

May 23, 1943 — March 02, 2020

At 11:28 am on Monday, March 2, 2020, after a 19 year battle with cancer, Michael (Mike) A. Martin passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born May 23, 1943 in Heltonville, IN to Charles Emery Martin II and Paulyena (Turpen) Martin. Mike married the love of his life, his “Poopsy Woopsy”, Patty (Foddrill) on December 20, 1968.

Mike served in the United States Army from 1961-1964. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic, retiring from NWSC Crane in 1995 after 29 years of service. He then worked and retired, after his cancer diagnosis, as a truck driver from Teamsters in 2001. Mike had other jobs periodically throughout his life. He was, for a time, an 18-wheeler owner/operator independent freight driver. Mike had a love for all things mechanical. He could fix (or build) anything! He was an outdoorsman. He loved fishing and hunting. He was a hard worker. He was always ready to work and lend a hand.

His family was his world. He loved coaching and supporting his kids and grandkids. Mike was a long-time member of Dive Christian Church and he loved the Lord with all of his heart.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patty, of Bedford; three daughters, Kelly Caudill, Tammy Taylor and her husband, Harry, of Bedford and Paula Godwin and her husband, Jeff, of Heltonville; eight grandchildren, Brittany Doss and her husband, William, Billy Caudill, Alyssa Thatcher and her husband, Cody, Gabe and Ashlyn Taylor, all of Bedford, Abigail Godwin, of Indianapolis, Josiah and Jedidiah Godwin, both of Heltonville; five great grands, Peyton, Rylee, Logan and Alexandria Caudill, and Baby Thatcher (expected to make an appearance June 2020); three sisters, Joeann Forgason, of Mississippi, Jane Harlacher, of Pennsylvania, Lenora Campbell, of Virginia; one brother, Charles (Chuck) Emery Martin III and his wife, Judy, of Arizona; and many nieces, nephew and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Paulyena Martin, his paternal grandparents, Emery “Pop” and Agnes Martin, his maternal grandparents, Guy Turpen and Edith Cheek, and one cousin who was MIA in Vietnam, Jerry Martin.

Visitation will be from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 5th at the Dive Christian Church. Graveside services will be conducted immediately following in the Dive Cemetery with Pastor Joe McAdams officiating.

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

David A. Brock

Nov. 08, 1961 — March 01, 2020

David A. Brock, 58, of Williams, passed away unexpectedly at 8:30 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 8, 1961 in South Bend, IN, he was the son of Willie Dale and Margaret Esther (Gaither) Brock. He retired as a welder for Manchester Tank. He was a past member of the Bedford Moose Lodge, and a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation, and U.A.W. Local #440.

Survivors include a son, Landon Brock and wife, Kearstan, of Williams; four grandchildren, Joey Brock, Dimitri Brock, Killian Brock, and Klarissa Brock; his mother, Margaret Brock; a sister, Rene’ Brock, of Williams; brothers, William Brock and wife, Stella, and Jack Brock and wife, Jennifer, all of Williams; five nieces and nephews, John Norris and wife, Jennifer, of Williams, Bobbie Clower and husband, Caleb, of Marion, Willie Brock and wife, Sydney, of Bedford, Korey Brock and wife, Sara, of Bloomington, Whitley Bilek and husband, Pat, of Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 6th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Regular Baptist Cemetery in Silverville.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to assist the family.

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

Charles Steven Taylor

June 15, 1952 — Feb. 27, 2020

Charles Steven Taylor, 67, of Bedford, passed away at 11:18 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 15, 1952 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Harold Kenneth and Geneva P. (Stevens) Taylor. He had worked for Walt Disney World Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL for 20 years, retiring as a Club Level Concierge and had been a seminar instructor for Disney Productions. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club. He was awarded Kentucky Colonel status by the governor of Kentucky in 1985 and was past State Senior Steward of Indiana Demolay.

Survivors include a son, Ty Taylor, of Bellville, IL; a daughter, Tanya Lynn Taylor Banuelos, of Gilbert, AZ; fourteen grandchildren; a sister, Linda Chapman, of Davenport, FL; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Warren Taylor.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4th at the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club. No visitation is planned. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club.

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

Robin Lee Mikels

Oct. 16, 1959 — Feb. 28, 2020

Robin Lee Mikels, 60, of Mitchell passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born October 16, 1959 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Claude and Leora (Stancombe) Parker.

Robin was a certified nurse’s aide at Westview before she became disabled. Robin enjoyed puzzles, being outdoors, and cooking when she could.

Surviving are son, Jeremy (Kelsey) Mikels; daughter, Crystal (Ernest) Randolph; nine grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Jennifer) Parker; two sister, Candy (Chris) Hughes and Penny Taylor; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Darin May officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel at www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/ to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

William C. Wilson

Dec. 04, 1936 — March 01, 2020

William C. Wilson, 83 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Hosparus Care Center in Louisville, Ky.

He was born December 4, 1936 to Arnold Harrison Wilson and Geneva Mae Holmes. He married Rebecca Ann Standish on June 25, 1961, and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Rebecca Ann Anderson.

William was a member of Paoli First Baptist church and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and was a former Board Member of Orange County Farm Bureau. He worked for Smith Motors, then later retired from the Orange and Washington County USDA. William also was a member of the US Army Reserves.

In addition to his wife Rebecca Wilson, William C. Wilson is survived by daughter Pamela Sue Feiock ( Joe) of Paoli; a brother, Roy Leon Wilson of Newburgh, IN; and two grandsons, Travis Ronald Collins ( Amy) of Sullivan, IN and Ryan Scott Collins ( Paige) of Shelburn, IN.

Visitation will be at 3-7 p.m., Friday, March 6 at Dillman-Scott funeral home and Saturday, March 7, from 10:00-2:00 p.m.at the church. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Paoli First Baptist Church with Phillip Andry officiating.

Interment will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery.

All Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

March 03, 2020

Stephen Edward Haley

May 30, 1947 — March 02, 2020

Our beloved husband, dad, papaw, and friend, Stephen Edward Haley took his Heavenly flight from this earth at 10:00 am on Monday, March 2, 2020. He is now rejoicing on the streets of Glory. II Corinthians 5:8 “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. We will forever love and miss him.

Steve was born May 30, 1947 in New Albany, IN the only child of Ed and Betty (Smith) Haley. Steve was a life-long resident of Lawrence Co. Steve married Sherry Lynn Hillenburg on August 12, 1997 in Gatlinburg and she survives, along with their daughter, Anna Claire Haley, at home.

Steve is also survived by his son, Shane Micheal Haley; his daughter, Shanda Haley; his step-daughter, and son-in-law, Jami and Chris Waggoner; his grandchildren, Morgan Bauer and her husband, Patrick, Shelby England and her husband, T.J., Jonathon Hillenburg, Gracie Waggoner, Macie Allender, Ezra Marie Hillenburg; great-grandchildren, Anniston Bauer, Cade and Brecken England; his mother and father-in-law, Gerri and John Jones; a brother-in-law, Danny Ritchison; two sisters-in-law, Connie Richard and Renee Johnson.

Steve graduated from Mitchell High School in 1965. He was a member of the Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball teams and ran cross-country. After graduation, Steve joined the U.S. Air Force in June of 1965. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam from December 1966 to December 1967. Steve completed his service at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. In 1969.

For 43 years Steve proudly and honorably served the City of Bedford. He joined the Bedford Police Dept. on February 13, 1971. He retired in May 1999 after 28 ½ years with the rank of Major. From June 1999 to August 2013, Steve worked as a dispatcher for the police department adding another 14 years to his time with the City of Bedford. Working as a dispatcher kept him connected not only to the job he had been committed to for so many years, but to his fellow officers whom he held in high regard. During his career, Steve worked in the detective division for several years. Steve had served as past president of the F.O.P. #94 and on the pension board. Steve received several commendations during his career, including “Man of the Year” presented to him by the Boys & Girls Clubs and Officer of the Year in 1998. Steve was a member of the Nazarene Church. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and pastor, George Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am on Friday, March 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with his nephew, Pastor Andrew Johnson officiating. F.O.P. rites will be conducted at the conclusion of the service. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are Shane Haley, Chris Waggoner, T.J. England, Danny Ritchison, Dennis Bingham & Doran Kruse. Honorary pallbearer is Officer Tim Chen. In lieu of flowers, Steve requests that friends consider donations to the Shop With A Cop program.

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

Zella Sue (Phillips) Keithley

May 02, 1951 — Feb. 29, 2020

Zella Sue (Phillips) Keithley, 68, of Springville died at 3:10 am on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 2, 1951 in Springville, IN, she was the daughter of Lee and Ottie (Thompson) Phillips. She married Herschell Mitchell Keithley and he survives. She lived most of her life on Phillips Lane, the family farm her parents purchased when she was young.

She was a member of the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Mission Church. She graduated from Ivy Tech in 1980 with her LPN, she then went on to receive her RN degree in 1988 from Vincennes University. Zella had a huge heart and dedicated her life to the care of others.

Survivors include: her husband Mitchell of Springville; her children: Christy Burns and her husband Edward of Springville, Tony White and his wife Valerie of Wasilla, AK, Melissa Keithley Shake of Heltonville, Landon Keithley of Heltonville; grandchildren: Cory Caudill and his wife Cheyenne, Keisha Richter, James White, Brandon White, and Jasmine White, Mariah Wilson, Mason Wilson, Emmalyn and Jasper Keithley; one great grandson: Arthur James White; three siblings: Wendell Phillips of Springville, Joyce Godsey of Bedford, and Danny Phillips of Shoals; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings, Hobert Phillips, Mossie Martin, Loretta Keseric, Boyce Phillips, William Phillips, and Evalee Phillips.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4th at the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Mission with Pastor Doug Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the hour of service on Wednesday.

The family asks that friends consider in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the family to help with expenses. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Larry Burton

March 19, 1941 — March 01, 2020

Larry Burton, 78, of Bedford, passed away at 3:35 pm, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 19, 1941, in Monroe Co., he was the son of Joseph “Woody” and Audrey (Bault) Burton. He married Pamela Blake on February 25, 1984 and she survives. He was a graduate of Ellettsville High School with the class of 1959. Larry joined the Army National Guard on September 5, 1963 where he served until he was honorably discharged on September 4, 1969. He was a union electrician and member of I.B.E.W. #725. He enjoyed spending time with loved ones, fishing, hunting, and restoring old tractors.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela, of Bedford; sons, Roger (Jamie) Burton, Greg (Janice) Burton, Mark (Tabitha) Cain, and Christopher (Sheila) Cain; ten grandchildren, Zachary, Cooper, Emma and Braddock Burton, Kenny Crook, Danyelle Burton, Whitney (TJ) Lamb, Logun (Cory) Young, Henry Cain, and J.R. Pursell; three great grandchildren, Kinsley and Kruz Lamb, and Ayla Burton; one sister, Freida Smith and husband, Loris “Smitty” and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 5th at Mitchell Cemetery on Hunter’s Creek Road in the Hoosier National Forest. Visitation will be from 10 am until 2:00 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

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

Virginia R. Bex

Oct. 31, 1933 — Feb. 29, 2020

Virginia R. Bex, 86, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.

Born October 31, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph F. and Lucy J. (Carter) Ritchison. She married Ira E. Bex May 28, 1955, and he preceded her in death November 20, 2015.

Virginia was employed by Older American Services for several years. She graduated from Huron High School and was a member of Fairview Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Virginia was a devoted wife and mother.

Survivors include her daughter; Cathy Lynn Bex of Mitchell, sisters; Velma R. (Earl) Padgett of Ft. Myers, Florida, Donna Pauline Moffitt of Bedford, brother; Robert D. (Wanda) Ritchison of Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; and brother-in-law, Wendle Moffitt, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Michael Gene Hanks

Jan. 12, 1953 — Feb. 29, 2020

Michael Gene Hanks, 67,passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born January 12, 1953, in Ocala, Florida, he was the son of Curtis Dean and Claudine (Graves) Hanks. He married Lee Anna Robbins July 3, 1999, and she preceded him in death February 21, 2015.

Michael enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors include his children; Greg Inman of Bloomfield, Whitney Hanks of Mitchell, Crystal (Kenny) Guffey of Mitchell, Alan George of St. Louis, Missouri, 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister; Myra Baker of Bedford

His parents; wife; son, Michael Hanks; and siblings, Gregory McFarland, Rick Hanks, and Jerry Hanks, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jason Riggle and Nathan King officiating. Following cremation, burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Dora May Myers

July 23, 1929 — March 01, 2020

Dora May Myers, 90, of Paoli, Indiana, died March 1,2020 surrounded by loved ones after a long illness.   She was born July 23, 1929 in Orleans, Indiana to Elizabeth McNeely Cloud and Henry Raymond Cloud.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, James Myers; six children, Nancy Frías of Paoli, Indiana; Tom Myers (Waynetta) of Lexington, Kentucky; Bill Myers (Cathy) of Salem, Indiana; John Myers (Marquita) of Hardinsburg, Indiana; Mary Limp (Phil) of Paoli, Indiana; Bob Myers (Robin) of Salem, Indiana; twelve grandchildren, Wade Myers (Holly) of Salem, Indiana; Amy Walker (Steve) of Pekin, Indiana; Elizabeth Keller (Garrett) of Clermont, Florida; Kristin Fore (Andrew) of Nicholasville, Kentucky; Carrie Deaton of Indianapolis, Indiana; Michelle Routh (Jared) of New Albany, Indiana; Sarah Chensky (Greg) of Culver City, California; Seth Limp (Catherine) of Jacksonville, Florida; Emilee Myers of Washington County, Indiana; Nathen Myers (Elizabeth) of Greenville, Indiana; Jordan Myers (Mackenzie) of Corydon, Indiana; and Mallory Barker (Jameson) of Celina, Texas; sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Dr. James P. Cloud.

Dora May was an avid reader and loved music, playing the violin and trumpet. During WW II she played taps at military services and served as a civilian military messenger. She was valedictorian of her class at Orleans High School. She worked in the Cloud Brothers’ General Store with her father. Jim and she were married June 13, 1948. She loved fishing with Jim after he “hooked” her, in the ear, on their honeymoon. They spent many happy days fishing, especially enjoying salmon fishing in Michigan and Alaska. Dora May was a member of the Westview Christian Church, the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club and the Tri-Kappa Beta Tau Chapter of Salem. She served as chairperson of the Salem Blood Mobile for several years. Dora May enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking having her canning win several awards at the Washington County Fair.

Dora May encouraged her children and taught them to be curious about everything, making each day a learning opportunity and there was no such thing as boys activities or girls activities. A favorite activity for the whole family was horse back riding. Horse shows, parades, contests, trail rides, and daily rides during warm weather, she was always there with them, often with a camera in her hand.

Dora May enjoyed history and travel. After all of the children were grown, she and Jim crisscrossed the country together in a semi becoming “professional travelers” as she called it, exploring the highways and byways of the entire country.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Claysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM and Thursday from 9-11AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Westview Christian Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.weathersfuneralhome.com

David A. Brock

David A. Brock, 58, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 1. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 02, 2020

Charles Robert Parks II

May 16, 1949 — Feb. 27, 2020

Charles Robert Parks II, 70, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, as he laid peacefully in his home.

Born May 16, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles Robert and Kathryn A. (McPherson) Parks. He was married to Tammy L. Catozzi Parks for 41 years.

Charlie Bob was a farmer and owner of Parks Implement Sales. He was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell High School, attended Indiana State University, and Louisville School of Electronics. Charlie Bob learned to love farming from his dad and continued to farm throughout his life. Never once losing passion for the craft he honed for 50 years.

He was also a business man, owner of Parks Implement and Grain. He successfully ran the businesses by maintaining long lasting relationships in the community and honoring the old adage tradition of keeping his word. His generosity was far reaching as he contributed to a number of local organizations and always believed in helping others. He was proud of his daughter who went on to be a physician and never grew tired of introducing her as such.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy Parks of Mitchell, daughter; Jodi Parks, M. D. of Mitchell, sister; Vickie (Ken) Lee of Mitchell, niece; Bridget Washburn of Naples, Florida, nephews; Michael and Zac Catozzi.

His parents and brother, Michael Parks, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Memorial Chapel of the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: L.I.F.E. Food Pantry or White River Humane Society

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Beverly Elizabeth Lee

Oct. 25, 1941 — Feb. 29, 2020

Beverly Elizabeth Lee, 78, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at her residence.

Born October 25, 1941, in Leipsic, she was the daughter of Elbert and Mary (Chastain) Slaughter. She married Joseph Jerry Lee September 2, 1961, and he preceded her in death May 8, 2017.

Beverly was a teacher’s aide at Huron School until it closed and then at Hatfield Elementary School for a total of 47 years. She graduated from Orleans High School in 1959, and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the Mission Circle. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Beverly loved her dog, Dakota, and sitting on the porch watching hummingbirds. She was an excellent cook and baker.

Survivors include her Daughter, Debbie Lee Allbright of French Lick, son; Brent (Lori) Lee of French Lick,  grandchildren; Eric Allbright, Sasha Allbright, Amber (Jeremy) Royer, Sy England, Landon (Jaralyn) Stalker, and Cory Lee, great grandchildren; Jonah and Alizah Mills, Bradlee Hawkins, Kaylynn, Marley, Maggie, and Hendrix Royer, Madisyn , Aydon, Landon II, and Jorgalyn Stalker, Zephyr Lee, siblings; Jack Slaughter of Alabama, Norma Jean Allen of Bedford, John William “Bill” Slaughter of California.

Her parents; husband; great grandson, Zeppelin Royer; and brothers, Charles “Bud” Slaughter and Elbert “Junior” Slaughter, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with William “Skip” Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

John Raymond Tanksley

John Raymond “Shorty” Tanksley, 95, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Mitchell, he was the son of Roy Noble and Ruby (Taylor) Tanksley. He married Betty Ann Brooks July 27, 1945, and she preceded him in death January 13, 2017.

Raymond retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944 and was recipient of the Oral Dalton Award. He loved to garden and loved his pets.

Survivors include his son; Brooks (Lynne) Tanksley of New Palestine, daughter; Raymona Tanksley of Mitchell, grandson; Brad (Jennifer) Tanksley, great grandchildren; Brendan and Brooke, brothers; Ralph (Kay) Tanksley of Mitchell, Roger Tanksley of Mitchell, caregiver; Rita Bundy of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Ruth Sipes, Rowenna Elrod, Roland Tanksley, Ronald Tanksley, Roy K. Tanksley, Russell Tanksley, and Rex Tanksley, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at chastainfuneralhome.com

Larry Galloway

Sept. 09, 1951 — Feb. 27, 2020

Larry Galloway, age 68, of Paoli, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

He was born on September 9th, 1951 to Charles Galloway and Selma Violet “Simmons” Galloway. Larry married Sheila Peabody on September 9th, 1972 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and (1) Brother – James Douglas Galloway.

Larry was a 1969 graduate of Springs Valley High School, a 10-year Band Booster of the Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade, had worked at Visteon from 1994 -2008 where he retired, was employed at Free Enterprise Bus Lines, and a member of UAW Local 440.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, history, music and watching movies.

Larry is survived by his Wife; Sheila Galloway of Paoli, Indiana, Daughters; Samantha Goodpaster (David) of Bloomington, Indiana, Lori Harris (Justin) of French Lick, Indiana, (1) Son; Doug Galloway of Paoli, Indiana, (3) Brothers; Brooks Galloway (Michelle) of French Lick, Indiana, Tony Galloway (Susan) of French Lick, Indiana, Charles Crecelius (Retha) of French Lick, Indiana, (1) Sister; Sharron Pugh of French Lick, Indiana, (1) Brother-in-law; Loyd “Bud” Peabody, Jr. of Paoli, Indiana, (1) Sister-in-law; Patti Peabody of French Lick, Indiana, (10) Grandchildren; Brennan Smoot (Kyra); Charlie Goodpaster; Ayden Burton; Andrew Goodpaster; Sophie Harris; Dane Harris; Adleigh Galloway; Caeleigh Galloway; Jacob Harris and Noah Harris, (1) Great-Grandchild; Ivy Smoot.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Blackhawk Brigade,326 Larry Bird Boulevard, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Online Condolences may be made at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

Zella Sue (Phillips) Keithley

Zella Sue (Phillips) Keithley, 68, of Springville, died Saturday, Feb. 29. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 01, 2020

Roger Dale Neeley

July 14, 1948 — Feb. 28, 2020

Roger Dale Neeley (Dale to his friends, which were most who knew him), 71, of Brooksville FL, formerly of Bedford Indiana, died at 9:04 a.m. on February 28th in his Florida home.

He was born July 14th, 1948 in Jonesville, VA to Benjamin and Mabel (Roop) Neeley. He married Rita Deloris Sheeks on March 2nd,1968, and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons: Brian Dale Neeley of Bedford and Jason Scott Neeley of Spring Hill, Florida; two brothers: Ben Neeley and Wendell Merle Neeley; three sisters: Carolyn Fortner, Diana Hall, and Kim Bertolino, all of Bedford, and one grandson, Noah Benjamin Neeley of Bloomfield. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelli Denise Neeley.

Dale was a devoted family man, and cherished his family above all else. His other passions included hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, and travel.

A memorial service will be held at Cresthaven Memory Gardens at 2:00 p.m. on March 3rd, 2020.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eva L. (Moffatt) Powell

Feb. 24, 1930 — Feb. 28, 2020

Eva L. (Moffatt) Powell, 90, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 24, 1930, in West Baden, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Daisy (Moffatt) Terrell. She married Billy D. Powell April 17, 1949, and he survives.

Eva had worked at Travelers in Orleans, was a classroom aide at Emerson School, and retired from Burris School as the library aide. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where she played the piano for many years. Eva graduated from West Baden High School in 1947. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and doing volunteer work in the community. Eva was well known for her prized winning persimmon puddings.

Survivors in include her husband, Billy Powell of Mitchell; sons, Randy (Barbara) Powell of Mitchell and Jeffrey (Carol) Powell of Bedford; Son-In-Law, Jack (Jeanette) Taylor of Orleans; grandchildren; Dustin (Rachel) Powell of Petersburg, Jason (Erin) Powell of Zionsville, J.D. (Crystal) Powell of Bedford, Darin (Allie) Powell of Bedford, Drew Ragsdale of Bedford, Kirsten Becker of Fishers, Chantel (Brandon) Cooper of Newburgh, and Chad (Gretchen) Taylor of Clarksville, Tennessee; great grandchildren, Aaron Carlisle, Deacon Powell, Laurel Powell, Jacqui Powell, Ava Powell, Adrianna Powell, Ainsley Powell, Nolan Powell, Ellia Becker, Leighton Becker, Graham Becker, Bennett Cooper, Christian Cooper, Allie Cooper, and Adeline Taylor; sister, Elsie (Wayne) Carnes of West Baden Springs.

Her parents; sister, Linda Self; daughter, Rhonda Lynne Taylor; infant son, Brian Duane Powell; granddaughter, Melissa Taylor; and great grandson, Ethan Powell preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:30 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Bapitst Church

Family and friends may express online condolences at chastainfuneralhome.com

Shirley Bonnetti Smitson

Nov. 11, 1939 — Feb. 28, 2020

Shirley Bonnetti Smitson, 80 of Paoli, passed away at her home February 28, 2020. She was born November 11, 1939 to parents, Hubert R. & Alice Bernice (Groff) Bennett. She married Ronald “Ray” Smitson 60 years ago on October 24, 1959. Shirley was a homemaker and of Christian faith.

Survivors include her Husband; Ronald “Ray” Smitson of Paoli, Sons; Duane Smitson and Tracy Smitson both of Paoli, Daughter; Penny Clifton of Paoli, 13 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great-Grandchild, Sister; Joanne Richardson of Marengo.

Shirley is preceded in death by: her parents, son- Steven Smitson, sisters- Belva Lee Jones and Peggy Sue Caple and brothers- Wayne Bennett and David Bennett, and 1 grandson.

Visitation will be from 10am-1pm Monday, March 2, 2020 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 1pm. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Dallas R. “Dally” Swafford Jr.

Jan. 31, 1953 — Feb. 27, 2020

Dallas R. “Dally” Swafford Jr., age 67 passed away Thursday February 27, 2020.

Dallas was born in Bloomington, Indiana January 31, 1953 to Madonna and Dallas Swafford Sr. He attended Bloomington High School, he then joined the army in July of 1972 where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1976. He spent the majority of his deployment in Germany.

Dally went on to spend several years working with Madonna at the Flower Patch. He then worked at Vectren until retirement. Dallas was an active member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, and Amvets where he was a well loved patron.

Dallas was a man that could light up a room and be the life of a party. He had a big heart and would do anything for anybody and loved spending time with his vast groups of friends, family, and his grandbabies. He loved his dog Tucker who was his whole world. He enjoyed golf. He worked hard maintaining his flower beds after his moms passing and took great pride in his yard.

Dallas was preceded in death by both parents, Madonna and Dallas Sr, his brother in law Tom Tilley, and his beloved dog Houston.

Survivors include his sister Linda Tilley, his dog Tucker, and the many lucky people whom his life has touched.

Come celebrate his life and share your memories. Visitation will be Monday, March 2nd from 4-8pm and Tuesday, March 3rd from 10-11 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, Indiana. Services will immediately follow at 11am at The Funeral Chapel with burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be expressed at thefuneralchapel.net

Sharon Lee (Woodruff) Parks

Nov. 17, 1939 — Feb. 28, 2020

Sharon Lee (Woodruff) Parks, 80, of Spencer, passed away at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Sharon was born in Lebanon, Indiana on November 17, 1939 to Bennie Woodruff and Ruth Joan (Northern) Woodruff. Sharon was a 1958 graduate of Spencer High School. Sharon retired as a hairdresser and as the secretary of Economic Development and the Owen County Chamber of Commerce. She was a longtime member of the Spencer Methodist Church. Sharon loved sewing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 55 years, Raymond S. Parks, children, Michael Parks, Jaye Parks, Ben Parks, grand-dogs, Coco, Laney, Abby, Lilly, Sauske, sisters, Benetta Lee, Dixie Sue Hedrick, Peggy and husband Keith Hawkins, Nancy and husband Richard Todd, Janice Snapp, Marianne Woodruff, Amy Jackson, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Michael Woodruff and Donald Woodruff.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer. Dr. Diane Wells and Rev. Louis Crouch will officiate. Burial will follow in Chambersville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM until the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Hospice of Bloomington or the Bennie J. and Joan R. Woodruff Scholarship Fund, both through the funeral home.

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

Eugene W. Fowler

Eugene W. Fowler, 98, of Bloomington, died Thursday.  Arrangements are pending at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.

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