Obituaries

Obituaries – February 2015

February 26, 2015

Karen DeGrasse

Feb. 26, 1943 — Feb. 23, 2015

Karen DeGrasse, 71, of Mitchell died Monday at her residence.

Born Feb. 26, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy and Catherine (Shelton) Craig. She married Frank E. DeGrasse on Dec. 2, 1960, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1992.

She retired as a super-duper custodian for the Mitchell High School and was of the Christian faith.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, music, games and watching Judge Judy.

She was a hard-working, strong, independent woman who will be remembered for her loving heart.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise Masterson and husband Kevin of Bedford; two sons, Steven DeGrasse and wife Angel of Corydon and Brady DeGrasse of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a sister, Brenda Phillips of Bloomington; grandchildren, Brandi Masterson and partner Jeremy Taylor of Bloomington, Kory Masterson and wife Stacy of Bedford, Erin Masterson and partner Brian Davis of Bloomington, and Isaiah and Mackenzie DeGrasse, both of Corydon; and two great-grandchildren, Piper and Shepherd Masterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Eddie and Charles Craig; and two sisters, Donna Hackett and Anita Thompson.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Robert E. Neely

Aug. 6, 1938 — Feb. 24, 2015

Robert E. Neely, 76, of Mitchell died at 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Aug. 6, 1938, in Springville, he was the son of Walter and Della (Greer) Neely. He married Judith Hutton on Sept. 1, 1962, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 440.

Survivors include his wife, Judith, of Mitchell; two sons, Bryan Neely and wife Sherry of Knox and Mike Neely and wife Annette of Mitchell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Neely and wife Aiko of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Roger Neely and wife Janice of Oolitic; and a sister, Paulette Gilbert and husband Bill of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a son, Mark Neely.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the  service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

William F. Kern

Oct. 21, 1919 — Feb. 23, 2015

William F. Kern, 95, Bedford, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Alzheimer’s Association.

Paul Keith

Paul Keith, 79, Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 25, 2015

William F. Kern

William F. Kern, 95, Bedford, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 24, 2015

Betty J. Schmidt

March 23, 1920 — Feb. 22, 2015

Betty Jean (Gambrel) Schmidt, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday in Bedford.

Born March 23, 1920, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Dr. J.B. Gambrel and Laurel Gambrel.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School. Betty was a homemaker.

Surviving are sons, John David (Kathy) Schmidt of Florida, Daniel Carl Schmidt of Bedford, Joseph Blaine Schmidt of Bedford, and Winston Dean (Liz) Schmidt of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Nancy (Greg) Ashley of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Kristin Schmidt and Daniel Schmidt, of Florida, Emily Schmidt and Jeremy Schmidt and Kevin Ashley, Dana Haddan, all of Bedford, Jonathon Schmidt, of Saltillo, and Tracy Payne, and Lisa Williamson, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Nancy Gambrel Beard, and Phyllis Gambrel Colwell.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to LIFE Food Pantry.

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

Ruth M. Vowell

May 1, 1924 — Feb. 21, 2015

Ruth M. Vowell, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:38 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born May 1, 1924, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Peter and Melinda (Graber) Stoll. She married Elwood P. Vowell on June 29, 1946 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2014.

She had worked for Buehler’s Grocery and was a member of the Solsberry Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her son, Jim Vowell and wife Pamela of Bedford; grandchildren, Annie Buechlein and husband Neil of Bedford, Corey Keith, and Eric Keith and wife Amanda, all of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Kelsei Keith, Drew Keith, Emily Keith, Memphis Buechlein, and Peyton Keith; and one brother, Darrell Stoll of Evansville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elwood; two brothers, Clarence Stoll, and Floyd Stoll; and four sisters, Rosetta Ebler, Iona Graber, June Miller, and Juanita Healy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Lee Anna Hanks

Aug. 5, 1956 — Feb. 21, 2015

Lee Anna Hanks, 58, of Lawrence County, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 5, 1956, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Wayne and Ruthie (Neumeister) Robbins. She married Michael Hanks on July 3, 1999, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended Dive Christian and Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Michael of Mitchell; daughter, Crystal (Kenny) Guffey of Mitchell; one son, Alan George II, of Mitchell; stepson, Greg Inman of Greene County; stepdaughter, Whitney Hanks, of Mitchell; four grandchildren, John David (Kimmy) Burton, Bradley (Karan) Burton, Jesse Burton and Zachary George; two great-grandchildren, Paxten and Bradley Burton; sisters, Ruth (Jeff) Boteler of Jasper, Ala., and Lois Mitchell of Bedford; brothers, Wayne L. (Terri) Robbins of Richmond, and Mike (Saundra) Robbins of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one stepson, Michael Hanks.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Delmar W. May

June 13, 1946 — Feb. 22, 2015

Delmar Wayne May, 68, of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Delmar was born June 13, 1946, in Bloomington, and was the son of the late Sherman and Nellie (Hillenburg) May. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School.

He was an Army Veteran where he served in the Vietnam Era and was a tank mechanic.

He was a member of the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple.

He married Martha (Lake) May on Nov. 27, 1969, and she preceded him in death in 2009.

Delmar is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Brewer (Steve) of Medora and Heather Taylor (Brent) of Oolitic; five grandchildren, Braxton, Clayton, Addison, Tucker, and Amarah; and his sisters and brothers, Phyllis May, Dwight May, Jarvis May, Glenda Krebbs, Rick Riddle and Charles May.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and siblings, Peggy Keutzer, Gaylis May and Patsy May.

Funeral service for Delmar will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Pentecostal Temple, 77 West Smithville Road, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Cloverhill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Tuesday at Shiloh Pentecostal Temple.

Memories of Delmar and messages of comfort to his family may be given at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

February 23, 2015

Almeta May Walker

May 11, 1927 — Feb. 21, 2015

Almeta May Walker, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born May 11, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Howard and Alma P. (Yaney) Chastain. She married Dale Edward Walker on May 1, 1945, in Bedford; he died June 1, 2007.

Almeta was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and was a homemaker who loved camping, sewing and doing crochet work.

Surviving are two sons, Robert C. (Suzanne) Walker, and Danny D. Walker, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Robert D. (Ginger) Walker Sr. of Terre Haute, and Lorinda K. (Jason) Batchelor, Jodi Michelle (John) Terry and Julia Marie Lindsey, all of Bedford; two stepgrandchildren, Michelle (Michael) Osborne of Raleigh, N.C. and Mindi (Daryl) Robinson of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Harrison, Robert D. Walker, Haley Burger, Evan Gregory Lindsey, Riley Stevens and Brooke Terry; two step-great-grandchildren, Trey Koch and Izabella Shew; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bentley Burger and Kayson Burger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; and three brothers, Curtis, Jack and Richard Chastain.

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford, with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call  from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Nellie M. Hunter

Aug. 29, 1932 — Feb. 21, 2015

Nellie Mae Hunter, 82, of Worthington, passed away on Saturday at her daughter’s residence in Bedford.

She was born in Jackson County on Aug. 29, 1932, the daughter of Clyde and Bertha Mae Hubbard.

She was a homemaker and worked as a caregiver for others in their homes. She also worked with meals on wheels and the Worthington Sonshine Shop.

She was active for many years in the Worthington First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Bill (Sharon) Sloan of Worthington; three daughters, Judy (Newell) Clifton of Bedford, Janie (Chuck) Millspaugh of Worthington, and Barbara Buskirk of Leeds, Ala.; two sisters, Barbara and Kay; a brother, Tom; six grandchildren, Angela, Micheale, Rob, Heather, Terry Lynn, and Michael; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Robert Sloan, William Hunter, and Emitt Lynn Fish; her son, Marvin Fish; three granddaughters, Dawn, Debbie, and Christina; two grandsons, Jeff and Robert; and 10 siblings.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington, with the Rev. Bill Beckelheimer officiating. Burial will follow in Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be  from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Worthington First Baptist Church Youth Group through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.

Ruth M. Vowell

May 1, 1924 — Feb. 21, 2015

Ruth M. Vowell, 90, Bedford, died at 3:38 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Betty Schmidt

Betty J. Schmidt, 94, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

February 22, 2015

Bruce Shonk

June 25, 1959 — Feb. 20, 2015

Bruce A. Shonk, 55, of Bloomington, formerly of Linton, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015, at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington. He was born in Indianapolis on June 25, 1959, to Foster and Mary (Blaney) Shonk. He had worked for Tree of Life in Bloomington for 12 years. He enjoyed NASCAR, sports, and spending time with his family.

Bruce is survived by his daughters, April Bough (Nathan) of Worthington, Amanda Lovell (Tim) of Worthington, Brittany Cooper of Vincennes, and Ashley Dumond (Kenny) of Mitchell; his mother, Mary Shonk of Ohio; his siblings, Joyce Howell (Bill) of French Lick, Nina Abram (John) of Bloomington, Jesse Shonk of Ohio, Foster Shonk of Bloomington, Sandra Giddings of Bloomfield, Connie Henderson of Bloomington, and Elsie Howell (Mike) of Worthington; grandchildren, Brandon, Kaylee, Nicole, Cheyanne, Isaiah, Madison, “one on the way,” Cody, Peyton, and Kadence; nieces and nephews, Russell, Jason, Christina, Debra, Michael, and Dustin; and his beloved pet, Peanut.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be held on 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Welch & Cornett in Linton. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Animal Rescue Inc., 189 W. Vincennes St. Linton, IN, 47441.

Online condolences may be made at www.welchcornet.com

February 21, 2015

Stephen E. ‘Bud’ Hassler

April 5, 1925 — Feb. 19, 2015

Stephen E. “Bud” Hassler, 89, of Bedford died at 7 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born April 5, 1925, in Evansville, he was the son of Steven E. and Stella (Kessen) Hassler. He married Marianna Laine on June 12, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2004.

He retired in 1982 after 36 years of service as a construction supervisor for Indiana Bell. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and achieving the rank of submariner-cook, second class.

He was a member of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion in Mitchell, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, original founder Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department and Spencer Conservation Club and a life member of Indiana Telephone Pioneers.

Survivors include six children, Dennis Hassler and wife Kathy of Terre Haute, Julie Smith of Bloomington, Don Hassler and wife Melissa, Chris Hassler and wife Elnora, Susan Taylor and husband Michael and Tim Hassler and companion Jennifer, all of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son in infancy; three grandchildren in infancy; one brother, Jerry Hassler; and a sister, Ruth Ellis.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.

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

Bonnie Anderson

Dec. 18, 1950 — Feb. 18, 2015

Bonnie L. Anderson, 64, of Bedford passed away  at 6:48 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 18, 1950, to Jack and Shirley Grider. Bonnie married Larry K. Anderson on Sept. 21, 1996, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2008.

Bonnie was a bank teller at Stone City Bank in Bedford and also worked at Mills Market in Bedford and Mitchell.

Survivors include children, Jeremiah (Misti) Anderson of Spencer, Lorrie McCracken of Oregon, and Frank Picard of Oregon; grandchildren, Layton and Paige Anderson, Michael and Amanda Christenson and Kelsie Picard; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Carrie Flynn of Oregon and Jackie Spencer of Bedford; and one brother, Michael Grider of Bedford.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth L. Klingenmeier

Nov. 16, 1931 — Feb.18, 2015

Kenneth Leo Klingenmeier, 83, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Born Nov. 16, 1931, he was the son of Leo O. and Teresa (Dausch) Klingenmeier.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving is one sister, Margaret Perkins, of Amherst, Ohio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Final resting place will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Lynda M. Cable

Nov. 6, 1955 — Feb. 18, 2015

Lynda M. Cable, 59, Bedford, died at 5:21 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

February 20, 2015

Phillip D. Melvin

Feb. 23, 1942 — Feb. 18, 2015

Phillip D. Melvin, 72, of Bedford, was called home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born Feb. 23, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles Franklin and Golda (Miller) Melvin. He married Brenda Garrison on May 3, 1980, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School. He was a retired master carpenter and builder of many homes in Bedford and surrounding areas.

He was a true outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, trapping and gardening. When he wasn’t in the woods, he loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed singing country music and playing guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Bedford; children, Kent Melvin and wife Tally of Bedford, Rob Melvin of Georgia, Derek Melvin and wife Susan of Bedford, Jeff Gregory of Judah and Crystal Gregory and her fiancé Jerry Webb of Bedford; a sister, Sharon Pate and husband Wayne of Bloomington; a brother, Jerry F. Melvin and wife Ruth of Bedford; grandchildren, Kyle Melvin, Logan and Mackenzie Melvin, Jesse Gwin and Chelsea Webb, all of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one nephew, Mike Barger.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Roger K. Schultz

March 27, 1945 — Feb. 17, 2015

Roger Keith Schultz, 69, of Bedford, died at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 27, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Emmerson Schultz and Nina (Jones) Staggs. He married Betty Sue Box and she preceded him in death.

He retired from the City of Bedford Street Dept. and had worked for Indiana Limestone Co.

Survivors include three daughters, Pennie Reynolds and husband Bob of Bedford, Kim Phillips and husband Jay of Williams, and Teresa Schultz of Bedford; a son, Bryan Schultz and wife Brandi of Bedford; 14  grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven siblings; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his stepfather, Vernon Staggs; a son, Vernon Schultz; and three siblings.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lewis Rice Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the time of service on Monday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Church of God of Prophecy, 601 U St., Bedford.

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

Elizabeth A. Knox

Jan. 10, 1939 — Feb. 17, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Knox, 76, passed away at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 10, 1939, in Sullivan, she was the daughter of Francis R. and Opal (McDonnall) Marlowe. She married John Knox June 8, 1956.

Ann had been employed as a telephone operator, school bus driver, and was investigator and chief deputy for the Marion Township Trustee.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Indiana Township Association. She was a former member of Order of Eastern Star No. 503, Jobs Daughters, and LIFE Pantry board member.

Surviving are her husband, John Knox of Mitchell; daughter, Julia Leann (Michael) Butler of Wadesville; daughter-in-law, Anita Knox of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Julio Knox, Jonathon Knox, Haley Butler, Jordan Butler and Madison Butler; two great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia K. Taflinger of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; and son, Richard Carl Knox, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Wanda L. Murphy

May 11, 1921 — Feb. 16, 2015

Wanda L. Murphy, 93, Mitchell, passed away Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 11, 1921, in Bedford Wanda was the eldest child of Walter H. and Hazel E. (Rodgers) Rager. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939. Wanda was married to William F. “Bill” Murphy Jr. on Sept. 8, 1943.

Following Bill’s service in the Pacific with the U. S. Army Air Corps, the couple settled near Rock Lick Creek where they farmed and raised their three children, one of whom tragically passed away in childhood. After Bill’s death in 1982, Wanda continued to live on the farm within a mile of her children and grandchildren, where she proudly remained for all but the last 15 months of her life.

Wanda was a member of the First Christian Church of Mitchell where she worked as a secretary for many years. She enjoyed painting and was a former member of the Lawrence County Art Association and Fleur de Lis. Above all, she was a devoted grandmother who will be remembered for her loving, involved presence and unique personality.

She was a hilarious storyteller, creator of prize-winning Halloween costumes, patient teacher in the art of homemade pie crusts, and prodigious collector of shoes. She played the ukulele. She wore leather driving gloves and disregarded the speed limit.

As a girl she convinced the neighbor kids that eating rose petals would give them the power to see fairies; later, she convinced her grandson that drinking carrot juice would give him X-ray vision. She once outran a buffalo. She took pride in her family and loved to brag about their achievements.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jack D. and Margaret M. Murphy of Mitchell; her daughter, Joyce A. Chenoweth of Mitchell; her grandchildren, Kristen A. Murphy, Erin E. Murphy and Michael W. Murphy; her brother and sister-in-law, Walter H. and Wanda J. Rager, of Mitchell and seven nieces and nephews

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Michael D. Murphy; her husband, Bill; and her brother and sister-in-law, Robert D. and Helen M. Rager.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Mike Collins officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Larry J. Stevens

July 27, 1940 — Feb. 18, 2015

Larry James Stevens, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born July 27, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Shelby Cleo and Anna (Davidson) Stevens. He married Mary L. Box Nov. 30, 1968.

Larry retired from Dana Corporation, and was a member of the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Stevens of Mitchell; daughter, Susan Renee May of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Adara Faith Edwards and Haley Amara May; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Shelby Eugene Stevens of Columbus, Ohio and Catherine Earl of Bedford

His parents; and siblings, Robert Stanley Stevens and Jenny Sue Nicholson, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Stephen Hassler

Stephen E. “Bud” Hassler, 89, Bedford, died at 7 p.m. on Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 19, 2015

Mildred J. Tirey

Aug. 22, 1925 — Feb. 18, 2015

Mildred Jean Tirey, 89, of Bedford, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 22, 1925, to Otis W. and Mary E. (Miles) Hall. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1943. She married Alvy Tirey in Lawrence County on May 3, 1952, and he preceded her in death 1991.

Mildred had worked at Wal-Mart and Woolworth’s in Bedford; she was a member of Phi Beta Phi, and the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Sullivan and Carole Diane Tirey, both of Bedford; three grandchildren, Thomas Patrick (Mary) Sullivan of Indianapolis, Michael Luke Sullivan of Bedford, and Clinton Tirey of Bloomington; two stepgrandchildren, Janita Sullivan Norris and Scott Sullivan; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, William R. Hall of Plano, Texas, and Edward Hall of Indianapolis, two stepbrothers, Charles Owen of Oklahoma and Bill Owen of Arizona;brothers- and sisters-in-law, Rhea Anderson, Larry and Shirley Tirey, Donald and Marilyn Tirey, Wayne and Charlotte Tirey, Robert and Pam Tirey, Robert and Delores Grubb and Robert and Phyllis Tucker; and many nieces and nephews.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepmother, Myrtle Hall; son-in-law, Thomas Sullivan; brothers, Gerald, Ronald and Forrest Hall; sisters, Martha Hall, Catherine Terry McGinnis and Lois Wrobel; brothers- and sisters-in-law, John and Alice Tirey, Ella and Walton Allbright, Mary Jane Tirey, Monte Anderson, Robert Perry, Edward McGinnis, William Wrobel, Roberta Tirey and Patty Gilbert Tirey.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call  from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and  from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Mary L. Merrell

Nov. 3, 1927 — Feb. 17, 2015

Mary Louise (Sears) Merrell, 87, of Franklin, passed away peacefully in her home at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

She is survived by her children, Amy (Tom) Bartlett of West Allis, Wis., Timothy (Sue) Merrell of Whiteland, Rebecca (Pat) Lomasney of Bloomington, Mark (Marilyn) Merrell of Palomar Mountain, Calif., Melissa (Kenneth) Wolford of New Whiteland, and Mary (Matt) Gerteisen of Greenwood; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, David (Linda) Sears of Centennial, Colo.; brother-in-law, Homer Moore of Bedford; and a sister, Nancy (James) Wilson of Estero, Fla..

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Merrell; daughter, Sandra Anne Merrell Cummins; and her sister, Myra Joan (Jodie) Moore of Bedford.

Mary was born in Bedford, on Nov. 3, 1927, to Mary (Dilley) and Nelson Sears of Bedford. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1945 and attended Hanover College in Southern Indiana. She was a founding member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Service Sorority.

Mary wed Clifford Merrell on Aug.16, 1949. She was a homemaker who raised seven children after working for a time as a phone operator for Indiana Bell. Later in life she worked as a nurse’s aide for the Marion County Health Department.

Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford. Mary will be laid to rest in Hamer Cemetery, Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell.

Her children ask that you donate to the charity of your choice or brighten someone’s life with a “pay it forward” act of kindness.

Roger K. Schultz

March 27, 1945 — Feb. 17, 2015

Roger Keith Schultz, 69, Bedford, died at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Memorials: The Church of God of Prophecy.

Elizabeth A. Knox

Jan. 10, 1939 — Feb. 17, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Knox, 76, Mitchell, died at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hosptial in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Larry J. Stevens

July 27, 1940 — Feb. 18, 2015

Larry James Stevens, 74, Mitchell, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Phillip Melvin

Phillip Melvin, 72, died at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at University of Louisville Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 18, 2015

Roger K. Schultz

Roger K. Schultz, 69, died at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 17, 2015

Martha A. Cox

Dec. 7, 1948 — Feb. 12, 2015

Martha Ann Cox, 66, Bedford, died Thursday.

She was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Bedford, to Herbert R. and Mary Loucinda (Glover) Hutchinson. She was married to Donald Cox and he preceded her in death.

In her working days, she was a waitress and a book keeper for Hoosier Uplands.

She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (John) Davis and one son, Donald Cox Jr., both of Bedford; one brother, Herbert Jr. (Roslee) Hutchinson of Leesville; two sisters, Hazel Lane of Bedford and Kathryn Bridges of Norman; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Cox Sr.; two daughters, Joy Wilson and Doniese Cox; two brothers, Delbert “Deb” and Doyal “Doc” Hutchinson; and one sister, Helen Barnett.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery.

Jerry E. Smith

June 27, 1944 — Feb. 5, 2015

Jerry Edwin Smith, 70, Pittsburgh, Pa., died Feb. 5 after a fight with cancer.

Dr. Smith was born June 27, 1944, in Florence, S.C., to John Edwin and Joy Helen (Wagner) Smith, and was raised in Bedford.

He graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, and taught at Ellsworth College, Iowa Falls, Iowa. He later received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith devoted his career to psychological counseling and education, providing his expert services to the citizens of Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere through St. Francis Medical Center, UPMC and other institutions as well as lecturing and in private practice.

Jerry is survived by his life partner of 35 years, Sean Kelly of Pittsburgh. He leaves a sister, Brenda Blackwood Kunzler; brother-in-law, Robert Kunzler; nephews, Jonathan (Erin) Blackwood and Marcus Blackwood; and a grand-niece, Emily Blackwood, all of Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces, Nan Cooper, Gina Topi and their families.

A talented musician in high school and college, Jerry was a member of the popular Indiana band, the Continentals. Jerry enjoyed Sarasota, Fla., and Vieques, Puerto Rico; and traveling anywhere, especially if he could sing Karaoke. Those who knew Jerry and his fashion sense will appreciate the cocktail napkins he had stating, “Life is Short. Buy the shoes.” He certainly took that advice. Jerry was much loved and has left his colorful and unique mark on so many of us. We will miss him far too much.

A memorial service is planned for Spring 2015.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Jerry’s name to Persad Center, 5150 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

For more information, or to send online condolences, visit www.snydercrissman.com.

Services were entrusted to Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, Kittanning, Pa., (724) 543-2503.

February 16, 2015

Pamela A. Rollins

April 25, 1942 — Feb. 13, 2015

Pamela A. Rollins, 72, of Bedford died Friday at her residence.

Born April 25, 1942, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Maurice and Jeanette (Stewart) Franklin. She married Jerry Rollins on June 30, 1958, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2012.

She worked at Grant’s Department Store and retired as office manager from Bloomington Ford.

Survivors include a daughter, Gaytha Arnold and husband Brett of Muncie; three grandchildren, Brody of Muncie, Libby of Lake Village and Alex of Muncie; two great-grandchildren, Dallas and Blakeleigh; and one sister, Becky Francis and husband Jerry of Davie, Fla.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

William E. Henry Jr.

April 18, 1930 — Feb. 14, 2015

William E. Henry Jr., 84, of Williams died at 10:38 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 18, 1930, in Montgomery, he was the son of William Elmer and Ulla Etness (Ackers) Henry.

He retired as a mechanic from General Motors in Bedford and was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army in the Artillery Corps.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club in Bedford and the American Legion Post and VFW Post of Mitchell.

Survivors include three daughters, Tina Reynolds and husband Randy of Mitchell, Julie Magill and husband Tim of Bedford and Tracey Hearth and husband J.D. of Bedford; six grandchildren, Christy Adviento and husband Antonio, Patrick Ritchison and companion Sheila Kellams, Andrew George, Ryan Kirkman, Kaelyn Baldwin, and Whitney Melton and husband Jarrod; seven great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Jeanette Webb, Dorothy Dean, Sandy Horton, Shirley Patton, David Henry and Lois Henry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Jenny Wise, Joe and Don Henry.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Betty J. Conner

Dec. 14, 1930 — Feb. 15, 2015

Betty J. Conner, 84, Mitchell, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Dec. 14, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Agnes (Tow) Greer. She married Conrad Conner Sept.15, 1951, and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1999.

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Orleans. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1950.

Surviving are her children, Beverly (Jeff) Sherwood of Indianapolis, David (Monta) Conner and Brad (Deena) Conner, all of Bedford, Tim (Kathy) Conner of Bloomington, Jon (Marge) Conner of Franklin and Lisa (Larry) Everson of Rockville; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Richards of Fort Wayne; and brother, George Greer of Indianapolis.

Her parents; husband; sisters, Mary Carpenter and Jean Vinton; and brothers, Charles Greer, Gerald Greer and Robert Greer, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

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

Bradley S. Patton

Bradley Scott Patton, 41, Bloomington, died Thursday in Jeffersonville. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

February 15, 2015

Pamela A. Rollins

Pamela A. Rollins, 72, of Bedford, died Friday. Calling will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Martha A. Cox

Martha A. Cox, 66, of Bedford, died Thursday. Calling and services are pending.

February 14, 2015

James Isenhour

May 4, 1944 — Feb. 11, 2015

James William Isenhour, 70, Mitchell, died at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Cremation was chosen with no service at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Isis Bennett

Oct. 13, 1919 — Feb. 12, 2015

Isis “Bernadine” Bennett, 95, Paoli, died Thursday at Paoli Health and Living Community. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery in Mitchell. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

February 13, 2015

Colleen Smith

Sept. 27, 1941 — Feb. 10, 2015

Colleen Smith, 73, formerly of Bedford, died on Tuesday in South Mountain, Pa.

Born Sept. 27, 1941, in Pike County, she was the daughter of John Phillips and Dorothy (Hughes) Christmas. She married James D. Smith on May 25, 1960; he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1990.

Colleen was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Renee (Kevin) Baumgardner, of Waynesboro, Pa., Jean ( Ed) Wires, of Bedford, and Karen (David) Lawalin, of Tell City; seven grandchildren, Michael and Jason Baumgardner, Brandon and Bradley Wires, Brittany McBride, Alex and Abby Lawalin; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany, Erica, Michael, Laura, Wyatt, Carson, and Mason; and two sisters, Lou Meyer, of Sellersburg and Rosemary Stone of Belleville, lll.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Kevin Smith; and one brother, John William Phillips.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

James Isenhour

James Isenhour, 70, Mitchell, died at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

February 12, 2015

Farrell D. Sowder

Oct. 21, 1935 — Feb. 11, 2015

Farrell Dean Sowder, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 7:24 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Gerald and Thelma Sowder. He married Shirley Ann Deckard on Oct. 14, 1961 and she survives.

He was ordained on Sept. 14, 1971, as a minster of the Church of God. He has pastored Church of God congregations. He was an active member of the Donica Church of God where he has served as vice-chair, trustee, church council, Sunday school teacher and youth leader. He had a strong desire to lead people to come to know Christ and this was evident in the way he lived his life.

He was the retired owner of Fortner Pest Control, Inc. He was a former president of the Bedford Exchange Club and coached basketball for many years at the Bedford Boys Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and his family. Farrell will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His Godly example will live on in each of us.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a daughter, Cami Terry and husband Mike; a son Doug Sowder and wife Lisa, all of Bedford; four grandchildren, Zach Terry, Riley Sowder, Alex Terry and Ethan Sowder; a brother, Harold Sowder and wife Mary Jane of Bedford; and four sisters, Barbara Smoot of Bedford, Irene Padgett and husband Harold of Switz City, Maxine Allgood of Bedford and Carolyn Perry of Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Nouhad Melki officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Donald R. Nordhoff

Nov. 23, 1931 — Feb. 9, 2015

Donald R. Nordhoff, 83, of Bedford, died at 11:39 a.m. Monday at his residence.

Born Nov. 23, 1931, in Jasper (Dubois County), he was the son of Joe B. Nordhoff and Valeta (Walton) Nordhoff.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford and a self-employed home builder.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Nordhoff and Scott (Ingrid) Nordhoff, both of Bedford; and one daughter, Kyle Terese Baxter of Austin, Texas; and their mother, Lee Etta Nordhoff of Bedford; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jon Robert Nordhoff; one daughter, Dona Kirk; two brothers, Thomas J. Nordhoff and Joe B. Nordhoff; one sister, Winifred Dickerson; and one granddaughter, Jamie Lee Baxter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Rushville.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Ernest Brown

April 1, 1932 — Feb. 10, 2015

Ernest “Bob” Brown, 82,  Norman, passed away at 5:14 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

He was born April 1, 1932, in Lawrence County, the son of the late Ralph Oscar and Lula Mary (Fulps) Brown. He was married March 26, 1955, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Medora, to Bonnie England and she survives.

He was a member of Medora Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

He was retired from Cummins at Seymour. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He loved NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

Surviving with his wife, Bonnie Brown of Norman, are one son, Max Allen (Angie) Brown of Seymour; two daughters, Vickie (Nick) Hubbard and Zirita (Mike) Roberts, all of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl (Janice) Brown and Eugene Brown, all of Bedford; three sisters, Irene (Bob) Sexton of Florida, Mary Alice (Donnie) Coffey of Vallonia and Evelyn Owens of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy Brown; one grandson, Jared Scott Hubbard; two brothers, Ray Brown and Rocky Brown; and two sisters, Anna Faye Stevens and Betty Sue Brown.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Jack Belk officiating. Burial will be in Weddleville Lutheran Cemetery in Medora. Graveside military rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Hague Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Memorials: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Medora or the Disabled Veterans Wish Foundation of Indiana in care of Hague Funeral Home

Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith, 73, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Monday at South Mountain, Pa. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

February 10, 2015

Jerry W. Lambrecht

Oct .8, 1949 — Feb. 6, 2015

Jerry W. Lambrecht, 65, Bedford, died at 10:52 a.m. on Friday in Seymour.

Born Oct. 8, 1949, in Daviess County,  he was the son of Paul and Iva May (Brooks) Lambrecht. He married Brenda Sue Mitchell on June 5, 1969, and she passed away on June 1, 2014.

Jerry was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the Class of 1967 and a graduate of Purdue University in 1971.

He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ, serving as a Deacon.

Jerry worked as an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Company for many years. He was a Trustee for Ivy Tech, Bloomington, a 40-year 4-H Leader, 40-year member of Lawrence County 4-H Board and a registered Guernsey breeder since 1959.

Surviving are four sons, Jeff (Missy) Lambrecht of Bedford, Jason (Leslie Geiser) Lambrecht of Bloomington, Jeremy (Heather) Lambrecht of Seymour and Jan (Amy) Lambrecht of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Megan, Molly and Macey Lambrecht of Bedford, Dylan and Makenna Lambrecht of Seymour, Shelby and Cooper Lambrecht of Indianapolis; two brothers, Phillip (Ruth) Lambrecht of Brownsburg and Donald (Stefanie) Lambrecht of Bedford; and one sister, Judy Curren of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a sister, Barbara Arnold.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County 4-H Auction Fund, P.O. Box 2150, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Oreda Keith

Dec. 25, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2015

Oreda Keith, 88, of Bedford, went to be with Jesus at 11:40 a.m. on Saturday at her residence.

Born Dec. 25, 1926, in Wayne Co., Ky., she was the daughter of Mitt and Frona (Correll) Keith. She married Ira Keith on May 21, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 1, 2008.

She was a homemaker, a cake decorator at Pfeffer’s Bakery in Bedford and a caregiver.

She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Survivors include children, Delorise Bunch and husband William of Williams, Dewon Poole and husband Ralph “Frog” of Orleans, Dwight Keith and wife Becky of Fayetteville and Susan George of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Addie Morrow, Lura Denney, Milda Keith and Ollie Branscum; four brothers, Hobert, Starlin, Clifford and Hulen Keith; and  a son-in-law, Steve George.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Betty J. Wagner

Oct. 9, 1924 — Feb. 7, 2015

Betty J. Wagner, 90, of Ellettsville, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at her home in Ellettsville surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Glenn and Mary Leon (Brock) Richards. She married Gilbert “Gib” Wayne Wagner on March 18, 1944, and he survives.

She retired from Sears as a credit manager in 1980 and was a member of the First Baptist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 50 years.

Survivors include her husband, “Gib”, of Ellettsville; four daughters, Bobbi Dailey of Ellettsville, Sherry Hudson and husband Phil and Sondra Wagner, all of Bloomington, and Donna Myers and husband Dr. Jim Myers of Johnson City, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Jeanette Hammersley-Stolz of Bloomington, Susie Hammersley, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jennifer Houston and husband Greg of Jackson, Ga.; one grandson, Brandon Hudson and wife Cassie, of Bloomington;10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Concannon of Bedford; and a brother, John Dean Richards and wife Gail of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; Joan Hornocker and Jane Hall; and two brothers, Glenn and James Richards.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Donald Nordhoff

Donald R. Nordhoff, 83, Bedford, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

February 09, 2015

Ruby E. Wallheiser

Sept. 7, 1908 — Feb. 6, 2015

Ruby Edna Wallheiser, 106, of Bedford, died at  a.m. on Friday at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born Sept. 7, 1908, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Whithman) Book. She married Thomas Wallheiser on Nov. 28, 1934, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from Sears & Roebuck and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Bennett of San Diego Calif.; two grandchildren, Kara Barnett and husband Steven, and Douglas Temple, all of San Diego, Calif.; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews,

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Louis Montgomery, Gertrude Bickenheuser and Helen Wever; and a brother, Walter Book.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Bedford with the Rev. Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Irene J. Ray

Jan. 26, 1922 — Feb. 6, 2015

Irene Juanita Ray, 93, formerly of Bedford, died Friday at the home of her daughter in Connersville.

Born Jan. 26, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Carl and Faye (Anderson) Fry. She married Linvel Ray on June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death.

She had worked in the North Lawrence Community School System for 13 years.

She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years, and was a past church deaconess.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Moffett of Connersville; a grandson, Kyle Moffett of Connersville; nieces and nephews, including David Houpt, Patty Byers, Larry Benbow, Nancy Merchen, and several others; and cousins Dean Anderson, Gerald Fry and Marilyn Shull.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Joseph Fry; twin sister, Ilene Houpt; and sister, Louise Benbow.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lewis Seward officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Avoca Baptist Church.

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

Oreda Keith

Dec. 25, 1926 — Feb. 7, 2015

Oreda Keith, 88,  Bedford, died at 11:40 a.m. on Saturday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

February 08, 2015

Robert Clifford Nilson

Jan. 6, 1930 — Feb. 4, 2015

Robert Clifford Nilson, 86, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. There will be no calling. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Ruby Edna Wallheiser

Sept. 8, 1908 — Feb. 6, 2015

Ruby Edna Wallheiser, 106, of Bedford, died Friday. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bedford First Christian Church.

Irene Juanita Ray

January 26, 1922 — February 6, 2015

Irene Juanita Ray, 93, of Connersville, died Friday. Calling will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and noon until the time of service on Wednesday. Services will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 07, 2015

Robert E. Lee

April 19, 1964 — Feb. 6, 2015

Robert E. Lee, 50, of Bedford died Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 19, 1964, in Lawrence Cunty, he was the son of Russell and Harriett (Box) Lee. He married Norma Bryson on Jan. 10, 1998, and she survives.

He was a mechanic for the Lawrence County Highway Department and was a member of Eagles #654.

Survivors include his wife Norma of Bedford; children, Robert Lee and wife Lisa of Springville, Whitney Lee of Leesville, James Lee of Bedford and Lyndsey Lee of Bedford; four grandchildren, Keiahnna, Zoey, Haley and Kylee; a brother, Russell Lee and wife April of Bloomington; and two sisters, Pam Wessell and husband Rick of Bedford, and Georgia Craig of Leesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jeffrey.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary with a memorial service conducted at 6:30 p.m. by Eagles Lodge No. 654.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to seventh and eighth grade B.O.S.S. football league.

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

Nina G. Cox

April 27, 1916 — Feb. 3, 2015

Nina G. (Collier) Cox, 98, of Bedford passed away at 9:51 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 27, 1916, in South Boston, she was the daughter of William A. and Martha Etta (Glass) Collier. She married Hubert Cox; and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Rodman High School.

Nina retired from General Electric.

She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her friends at Senior Citizens of Lawrence County. She also loved her cat, Baby.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Hackney of Bedford and Cathy (Jerry) Towle, of Bloomington; grandchildren, Danielle Towle of New Albany, and Denisa (Shannon) Childers of Bedford; and great-grandchildren, Jacey (Kamden) Sokeland of Evansville, and Abby Childers of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert; two sons, Arnold Enochs and Michael Keith Huff; one daughter, Sandra Cranfield; two granddaughters, Lisa Samples and Sherry Pridemore; six brothers, Ervin Collier, Floyd Collier, Dewey McPherson, Howard Collier, Bascom Collier and Marvin Collier; and three sisters, Minnie Rutheford, Allie Boling and Nellie Brown.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon-3 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Marian L. Turner

Aug. 31, 1929 — Feb. 6, 2015

Marian L. Turner, 85, of Springville passed away on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 31, 1929, to Ephraim and Louise (Rowe) Patton. Marian married Wendell L. Turner on Aug. 30, 1947, in Scottsburg, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1998.

She was a homemaker and devoted member of the Avoca Baptist Church; she was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two sons, Greg (Mary Sue) Turner of Springville and Jeff (Raquel) Turner of Bedford; grandchildren, Kevin (Susi) Turner of Bloomington, Amy (Matt) Hasselbring of Jeffersonville, Jason Turner of Bloomington, Barbie (Turner) Roberts of Bedford and Darra (Mike) Jones of Williams; great-grandchildren, Briley and Kara Turner, McKenzi Cooley, Carson Hasselbring, Drew and Anna Roberts, Taylor Cundiff, and Madison Schulz, and one brother, Fred “Butch” Patton of Bloomington.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Shirley Glover; and granddaughter, Heather Marie Turner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow at Hill Top Cemetery in Avoca.

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

George S. Patton  

Jan. 16, 1964 — Feb. 5, 2015

George Sherman Patton, 51, Springville, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Jerry Lambrecht

Jerry Lambrecht, 65, Bedford, died Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson Lee Funeral Home.

February 06, 2015

Nancy L. Brown

Feb. 28, 1950 — Feb. 2, 2015

Nancy Louise Brown, 64, of Fort Ritner, died at 6:31 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Feb. 28, 1950, in Bedford,  she was the daughter of Carl and Mary Louise (Tidd) Stapleton. She married Estell Ray Brown on Aug. 9, 1985; he died Jan. 3, 2014.

She worked as a bookkeeper for D&D Saw Shop, Washington County; was a Registered Nurse and a Certified Medical Assistant and had attended Fort Ritner Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Casey Cheyenne Brown and Toby Lee Cox and his special friend, Alisha Hardin, all of Fort Ritner; four grandchildren; one sister, Jane Markham of Lawrence County; and one uncle, Jody Stapleton of Fort Ritner.

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

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.

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

Robert Lee

Robert Lee, 50, died Thursday at Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Irene Ray

Irene Ray, 93, Connersville, formerly of Bedford, died today in Connersville at the home of her daughter. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 05, 2015

Roberta M. Anderson

April 10, 1920 — Feb. 1, 2015

Roberta Maxine (Younger) Anderson, 94, of Bedford, passed away Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 10, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Leafy (Roberts) Younger.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School, and later graduated from Indiana Business College, of Indianapolis. She was employed by Insley Manufacturing in Indianapolis as a Human Relations Director.

Roberta returned to Bedford to marry William T. Anderson on Nov. 1, 1979. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2005. Roberta was a member of Erie United Methodist Church where she was active with the UMW.

Survivors include one sister, Betty F. Henriott, of Lafayette; one brother, Ray (Louise) Younger, of Brownstown; one daughter, Jean Ann (Bob) Newman, of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, Jerry L. (Sally) Anderson, of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kimberly Krause, Melinda (Stephen) Peairs, Amy (Eric) Gross, and Rebecca Anderson; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two stepsons, William Tom Anderson Jr. of Bedford, and Charles Elbert Anderson of Salem; one stepdaughter, Barbara (James) Kline of Bedford; 10 stepgrandchildren; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Donald Younger; one stepgranddaughter, Robin Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Erie United Methodist Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erie United Methodist Cemetery Fund, 1718 Erie Church Road, Bedford, Indiana 47421.

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

Barbara J. Arnold

March 10, 1953 — Feb. 3, 2015

Barbara Jo Arnold, 61, Bedford, passed away at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 10, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Paul and Iva (Brooks) Lambrecht. She married Tony Duane Arnold February 5, 1982.

Barbara graduated from Shawswick High School in 1971 and had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and Visteon. She enjoyed bowling and chasing grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Tony Arnold of Bedford; sons, Tony (Tracy) Arnold Jr. of Bedford, Brooks Owen (Holly) Arnold of Springville and Michael Cody (Mandy) Arnold of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; and siblings, Jerry Lambrecht and Judy Curren, both of Bedford, Phillip Lambrecht of Brownsburg and Don Lambrecht of Bedford.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Cremation was chosen with burial to be at a later date in Burton Cemetery.

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

Nina G. Cox

Nina G. Cox, 98, Bedford, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

February 04, 2015

Cheryl New

Feb. 27, 1967 — Jan. 30, 2015

Cheryl New, 47, of Bedford, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 27, 1967, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Phillip and Linda (Horner) New.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1985. She was a quality checker for Modus Link PTS and had attended Southland Church of Christ and Body of Christ Church.

Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Linda New of Bedford; two daughters, Camysha New and fiancé Danny Snapp and Destiny New, both of Bedford; a grandson, Hunter Snapp; her maternal grandparents, Edward and Katherine Horner of Bedford; a sister, Misty Sheetz and husband Ray of Bedford; nieces, Chelsee New and Jessica New-Hackney and husband Eric; several great-nieces and nephews; uncles, Brian Horner and wife Tammy of Paris Crossing, William Silvers and wife Mamie, and Landice Silvers and wife Thelma, all of Bedford; an aunt, Marsha Silvers and husband Jack of Bedford; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hope New; and paternal grandparents, Noble New and wife Madge; and Rowena Stapp.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Turpin officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery.

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

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

Anna E. Harter

April 25, 1923 — Feb. 1, 2015

Anna Elizabeth Harter, 91, of Muncie, formerly of Leesburg, died Sunday evening at Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie.

She was born April 25, 1923, in Bedford, the daughter of the late Bart and Lucile (Jackson) Short.

Anna retired from AT&T (Indiana Bell) in 1978; Muncie office as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Indiana Bell Pioneer Club and the Red Hat Society. Anna was an avid golfer.

She was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Church, where she was treasurer of her Sunday school class.

Anna is survived by her son, Howard Alyn Cring (Cindy) of Muncie; a grandson, Justin Cring of Noblesville, a great-grandson Brayden Cring of Noblesville, three stepdaughters, Sally McClure (Bill) of Cicero, Lita Estes of Indianapolis, and Daylain Doan of Indianapolis; several stepgrandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard D. Cring in 1971; her second husband, Charles E. Harter in 1992; a daughter JoAnna Cring; a grandson, Jason Cring; three sisters Rachel Hudson, Ruth Glover, and Roberta Franklin; two infant brothers; and a stepdaughter Trudie Bernd.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday at Garden View Funeral Home, with the Rev. Cindy Alte officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Morrison Woods Health Campus with envelopes provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.gardenviewfuneralhome.com.

Nancy L. Brown

Nancy Louise Brown, 63, Fort Ritner, died Monday at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Barbara Arnold

Barbara Arnold, 61, Bedford, died at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

February 03, 2015

Koleeta Tonkin

Nov. 1, 1927 — Jan. 24, 2015

Koleeta Faye “Kiki” Hutton Tonkin, age 87, of Madison, formerly of Bradenton, Fla., and Bedford died at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 24, at the McGraw Center Hospice Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

She entered this life on Nov. 1, 1927, in Bedford, the loving daughter of the late Clarence Hutton and Helen Lockhart Woodward Hutton Keller. She was raised in Bedford and was a graduate of Louisville Junior Academy and Bradenton High School. On Dec. 6, 1945, she was united in marriage to John B. Maddox in Logansport. This marriage of 24 years was blessed with one daughter, Linda Lea and one son, John Curtis.

Koleeta was employed with Crane Ammunition Depot from 1965-1970 in Crane, as a explosives handler. While living in Bradenton she enjoyed working as a hostess in various restaurants. In 1982 she moved to Madison, and enjoyed buying and selling antiques. She had owned and operated the Goodie Barn on First Street in downtown Madison for seven years and then owned and operated the Trolley Barn in downtown Madison on Main Street.

Koleeta enjoyed restoring and remodeling homes most of her life. Her touch and flair in decorating was award winning. She enjoyed participating in the Tri-Kappa Historic Home Tours at Christmas and showcasing her homes. She enjoyed being a docent with Historic Madison, Inc. at various times of the year.

Koleeta loved to cook and prepare delicious meals and share with neighbors and friends. She had an innate ability to find something special at a thrift store or yard-sale and incorporate the find into something beautiful and rare. Koleeta had a unique ability to make a costume or dress in a particular period and play the part well. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and would always help where needed.

Koleeta enjoyed wintering in Florida with her son, John, and his family for the past several years. She had a great fondness for her poodles and was an excellent trainer.

Koleeta was a member of the Bedford Seventh-day Adventist Church and now holds membership in the Madison Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had held membership in the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Madison Riverfront Development Committee and the Pearl Park Committee and had helped with Madison’s 175th Anniversary Celebration.

She was affectionately known as “Kiki” to her close family and friends.

Koleeta will be missed by her loving son, John Curtis Maddox and wife Beth Hughes Maddox of Jacksonville, Fla.; her stepdaughter, Sharon S. Joseph; her grandchildren, Brian Lance Cain, Angela Fair Cain Paris, Shannon Maddox Meadows and John Curtis “Curt” Maddox, Jr.; her great-granddaughters, Ashley Cain and Ava Meadows; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Hutton, died in 1961; her stepfather, Stephen “Pop” Keller, died Dec. 26, 2000; her mother, Helen Lockhart Woodward Hutton Keller, died Oct. 12, 2002; her daughter, Linda Lea Maddox Clark, died Oct. 8, 2008; her brother, the Rev. Clarence “Chuck” Ronald Hutton, died Jan.10, 1965; and her sister, Patsy Jean Roberts, died in 2002.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana with Pastor Eric Freking officiating. Committal services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Bedford., Indiana.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Seventh-day Adventist Church, or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Jefferson County Historical Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Cheryl New

Feb. 27, 1967 — Jan. 30, 2015

Cheryl New, 47,  Bedford, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Michael D. Burton

Jan. 23, 1953 — Feb. 1, 2015

Michael Dean Burton, 62, Mitchell, died at 1:25 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Roberta M. Anderson

Roberta Maxine (Younger) Anderson, 94, of Bedford, died Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

February 02, 2015

Joshua Brumfield

Oct. 1, 1939 — Jan. 31, 2015

Joshua Brumfield, 75, Mitchell, passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1939, in Bono Township, he was the son of Clelle A. and Nettie (Smith) Brumfield. He married Linda M. McPike Aug. 30, 1963.

Josh retired from General Motors and ministered at Old Union Christian Church, Guthrie Christian Church, Liberty Christian Church, First Christian Church, and was presently serving Saltlillo Christian Church.

He was a member of the Limestone Christian Crusaders, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1957.

Surviving are his wife, Linda M. Brumfield of Mitchell; daughters, Julie Lynn (Guy) Wathen of LaGrange, Ky., Laura (Joe) Rogers of Yulee, Fla., and Brooke Blackwell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrew Kanach, Conner Blackwell and Kylee Blackwell; sisters, Susan (Kenny) Hendricks of Winston-Salem, N. C., and Bobette (Lowell) Grissom of O’Fallon, Mo.

His parents, and sisters, Betsy Jane Doversberger and Lou Ann Richmond, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother George Sites and Brother Don Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Saltillo Christian Church or White River Humane Society

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

 

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