Obituaries

Obituaries — August 2019

August 22, 2019

Curtis Hoaks

Feb. 13, 1954 — Aug. 20, 2019

Curtis Michael “Mike” Hoaks, age 65, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born on February 13, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Curtis and June Fisher Hoaks, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Hoaks was a member of Liberty Christian Church, and attended Clearspring and Brownstown schools. Mike was a kind-hearted, gentle person, always ready to help others in need. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, taking drives, and having a good cup of coffee. During the past few months, he made new friends at his new home, especially Darby Jones. Mike will be missed by many family members and friends.

Survivors include his dear friend of many years, Vickie Fields of Columbus; uncle and best friend, Dwight Fisher of Norman; sister, Susie Hoaks (Terry) Pray of Bedford; niece, Mandy Pray of Bedford and her children, Cooper and Bella; nephew, Seth (Lindsay) Pray of Brownstown and children, Brock and Abraham; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services for Curtis Michael “Mike” Hoaks will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Liberty Christian Church, Norman, with Kenny Fisher officiating. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at Liberty Christian Church. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery, Norman. Memorials may be given to Liberty Cemetery. Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com

Mary Dixon

April 19, 1940 — Aug. 21, 2019

Mary Margaret Dixon, 79 of Brownstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2019, at Hoosier Christian Village.

She was born April 19, 1940, in Brownstown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Walter “Hawk” and Opal L. (Acton) Smith. Mary married Ronald H. Dixon on June 5, 1967, and he preceded her in death May 30, 2004.  Mary worked in Assembly at US Shoes. She enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved to sing and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Clyde (Barbara) LeMarr, four grandchildren, Michael Ray LeMarr, Jr., Jason Lee (Sara) LeMarr, Brian Douglas LeMarr and Matthew Alan (Chancla) LeMarr; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, Michael Ray LeMarr, Sr., granddaughter-in-law, Melissa A. LeMarr, and a great-grandchild, Olivia Marie LeMarr.

Services will be conducted Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1:00 PM at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday after 11:00 AM until time of service. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Peggy White

Peggy White, 88, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 21, 2019

Nancy Melton

April 09, 1948 — Aug. 19, 2019

Nancy Laverne (Manuel) Melton, 71, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at her residence.

Born April 9, 1948, in Knoxville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Huel and Allergra (Lowery) Manuel. She married Cecil Melton July 13, 1990. Nancy was a certified nursing assistant and had been employed in home health care. She was a mother to anyone who needed one.

Survivors include her husband, Cecil Melton of Mitchell; children, James Manuel of Mitchell, Nellie Stephens of Mitchell, and Angel Wheeler of Mitchell; stepchildren, Roxanne Knowles of Mitchell, Timmy Melton of Hardinsburg, Cindy Curren of Mitchell, Tammy Bowling of Orleans, and Crystal Melton of Paoli; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and siblings, Reasea White of Austin and Gene Manuel of Laurel. Her parents; son, Andy Riley; and siblings, Joe Manuel, Nellie Manuel, Mary Frost and James Slover, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

August 20, 2019

Nathan Lester

Dec. 19, 1997 — Aug. 16, 2019

Nathan Tyler Danny Lester, 21, of Vincennes, died Friday, August 16, 2019.

Born December 19, 1997 in Bedford, he was the son of Kristen S. Lester and Lena R. (Stannard) Parkes. He married Sydney Shelton and she survives. He was a student pursuing a degree in computer programing.

Survivors include his father, Kris Lester, of Bedford; his grandparents, Don and Patricia Super, of Vincennes; a great-grandmother, Betty Super; uncles and aunts, Daren and Kathy Lester and their children, Adam Lester and wife, Amanda, Jordon Lester, Justin Lester and wife, Kaitlyn, Barry Lester and his son, Brandon Lester, Dave and Beverly Keister, Denny and Frances Godsey, Brian and Angel Head, Dinah Super, Kentlee and Christina Root; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and a great-grandmother, Berniece Noel.

Private services are planned with Pastor Jim Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Private visitation is planned. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Eloyse Mikulsky

Dec. 08, 1929 — July 18, 2019

Eloyse “Lois” Mikulsky passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019. Lois will be remembered for her love of God and family, adventurous spirit, sense of humor and prayerfulness for others

Lois was born on Dec. 8, 1929 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She married Richard Mikulsky in 1950, and after many moves with the USAF and IBM, they finally retired in Fallbrook, California. They were married for 54 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick and her son, James.

She is survived by children, Lynn (Richard) Fry of San Bernardino, California, Corinne (Pete) Larsen and Steve Mikulsky of Lakeside, California, Dave (Carol) Mikulsky of Mitchell, Teresa (Scott) Purcell of Evergreen, Colorado and MaryBeth (John) Larsen of Carlsbad California. Lois has 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Lois’ Celebration of Life service is at 11 a.m. on Aug 24 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook, California. Pastors Mark Johnson and Dave Mikulsky will be officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary, Fallbrook California.

Robert Wade

Feb. 28, 1934 — Aug. 18, 2019

Robert E. “Bob” Wade, 85, of Columbus, Indiana, died at 2 a.m. August 18, 2019 at Keepsake Village of Columbus.

Bob was born February 28, 1934, in Greene County, Indiana, the son of Leland and Vione Craig Wade. He married Nancy J. Brown June 4, 1955. Bob enlisted in the Marines in 1951 and served his country for 3 years during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1954 with the rank of Sergeant. Bob enjoyed a 43 year career with International Harvester (Navistar), working his way up to Chief Financial Officer. He worked with the company at various locations including Indianapolis, Chicago and Ohio.

He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University and Northwestern. Bob attended Community Church of Columbus and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Jewell- Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, with Pastor Tim Walton officiating. Calling will be 1 p.m. until time of service Saturday. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Community Church of Columbus in memory of Bob.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nancy; 13 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Leland Wade; and mother, Vione Patterson; a brother, William “Bill” Wade; and a sister, Joan Fields. You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the Wade family via the internet. Information: www.jewellrittman.com.

William Mullis

March 14, 1932 — Aug. 18, 2019

William Mullis, 87, passed away on August 18, 2019 at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell, Indiana with his family by his side.

William H. “Bill” Mullis was born March 14, 1932, in Mitchell, to Claude Clarence Mullis and Emma (Pipher) Mullis. He lived his entire life in Mitchell except while serving as a sergeant in Korea with the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He married Ruth Ann Scott on November 20, 1954, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children William (Cynthia) Mullis of Mitchell, Sheila Moore of Mitchell, Sharon (Scott) Gerkin of Springville and Bradley (Christa) Mullis of Mitchell; grandchildren Christopher (Rachel) Mullis of Newburgh, Indiana, Elizabeth McLain of Louisville, Cassandra (Jarrod) McIntire of New Salisbury, Indiana, Megan Mattox of Orleans, Sarah Gerkin of Indianapolis, Tyler Moore of Mitchell, Samantha Gerkin of Springville, Andrew Hardman of Mitchell and Caitlyn Mullis, Page Mullis, Kaden Mullis and Brett Mullis, all of Mitchell. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Edith Mullis, Glenna White, Ethel Bowden and Blanche Bowden; brothers Clinton Batchelor and Chester Batchelor; daughter Susan Hardman; infant grandson Seth Gerkin; and granddaughter Trisha Moore.

Bill was a federal employee at Crane, working in the machine shop before becoming a supervisor, retiring in 1990. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving the time he could spend hunting, fishing, looking for mushrooms or simply walking in the woods. He enjoyed playing in softball leagues and he also attended as many of his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and dance activities as he could. He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church, and previously a long-time member of Woodville Baptist Church, where at various times he served as Treasurer, Deacon and Trustee. He will be missed by his many friends.

Funeral services will be held at Chastain Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22 with Roger Allen, Pastor of Spice Valley Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation will be at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Laura McCalla

Dec. 27, 1958 — Aug. 17, 2019

Laura L. McCalla, 60, of Paoli passed away August 17, 2019 at her home.

She was born December 27, 1958 in Toledo, OH to parents, Dr. Charles X. and Barbara (Spirat) McCalla. She was employed at at Adaptive Home Health of Bedford, IN.

She is survived by her Son, Travis Sprinkle of Jeffersonville; Sisters, Kate McCalla Gilliatt of Paoli, Margaret McCalla Jackson of Bloomington, Gloria Quinn-Monroe of Washington and Pamela McCalla of Bloomington; Brother, Dr. Charles McCalla IV of Nashville, IN; and one Grandson. Laura is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Emery McCalla.

Cremation was chosen with a private memorial service at a later date.  McAdams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

August 19, 2019

Sandra VanMeter

Aug. 26, 1949 — Aug. 16, 2019

Sandra Sue VanMeter, 69, passed away Friday, August 16 at her residence.

Born August 26, 1949, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Harry William Jones and Violet Marie (Holt) Roberts. She married Charles Michael VanMeter February 21, 2004. Sandra had been a truck driver, delivered motor homes and lastly worked at PRD.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Michael VanMeter of Bedford; children, Marty Johnson of Bedford and Kevin Johnson of Bedford; mother, Violet Marie Roberts of French Lick; grandchildren, Marty, David and Tina; great grandchildren, Hunter, Lakea, Braxton and Hailey; and siblings, Judy Wilson of Liberty, Kentucky, Ronnie Jones of French Lick and Debbie Smith of Shoals. Her father; son, David Eugene Johnson; step daughter, Rosemarie VanMeter; and siblings, William Jones, Kenneth Jones, Connie Duncan and Donna Hall, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Ronald and Patricia Moore

A celebration of life is planned for Ronald W. Moore (12/12/1946-2/16/2019) and Patricia M. (Brassine) Moore (8/4/1949-7/11/2019) on Saturday, August 24th from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bedford Board of Realtors building at 1835 Steven Ave., Bedford, IN.

There will be snacks, photos and memories shared. We encourage you to bring photos and stories to share with us also. We will be setting up a way for you to make donations in their honor if you choose to do so.  Come and sit and let’s remember why we loved them so.

There is parking along the street by the building and parking at the dental office next door.  Please leave parking close to the building open for those with mobility issues.  Please spread the word and let everyone know.  We look forward to seeing you there.

August 17, 2019

Diane Kopp

May 08, 1956 — Aug. 16, 2019

Diane L. Kopp, 63, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:05 a.m. at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born on May 8, 1956 to Dan and Marilyn Keselich. Diane married David Kopp on September 27, 1986 and he survives.  Diane was a licensed practical nurse at Southern Indiana Pediatrics in Bloomington.  She had worked the last 15 years at May’s Greenhouse in Bloomington.

Survivors include her husband, David Kopp of Bedford; one sister, Sandy Keselich of Bloomington; one brother, Danny (Ruth) Keselich of Harrodsburg; one niece, Stephanie; and two nephews, Aaron and Craig.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Diane’s wishes were to be cremated and be laid to rest in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with no services.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 16, 2019

Lloyd Kacher

Nov. 09, 1961 — Aug. 15, 2019

Lloyd Daniel Kacher, 57, passed away Thursday, August 15, at his residence.

Born November 9, 1961, in Gary, he was the son of John and Annabeth (Christy) Kacher. He married Carla Ann Kendall February 14, 1981. Lloyd retired from Mitchell Community Schools and took a lot of pride in his work. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1980. Lloyd loved his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Kacher of Bedford; children, Andrew Kacher of Bedford and Stephanie (Jason) Stinson of Orleans; grandchildren, Jocelyn Kacher, Tristan Stinson and Callum Stinson; and siblings, Ray (Janie) Kacher of Merrillville, Alice (Joe) McFadden of Bedford and Bridget (Larry) Sanders of Mitchell. His parents; and sister, Roxanne Gilbert, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18 in 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 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Carl Parish

May 09, 1947 — Aug. 14, 2019

Carl W. Parish, 72, of Bedford, died at 4:19 pm on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 9, 1947 in Mitchell, he was the son of Carl Leslie and Helen Maxine (Streete) Parish. He married Carol Y. Nikirk on October 23, 1982 and she survives. He had worked at Carpenter Body Works and later was the owner of Jeff Shoes from 1992 to 2002. He was a realtor with Williams Carpenter Real Estate. He was a life-long member of the Mitchell Church of Christ.

Surviving with his wife, Carol, of Bedford, are three sisters, Lana Williams and husband, Steve, of Mitchell, Wilma Jean Jones and husband, Phillip, of Bloomington, and Tammy Jo King and husband, Henry, of Corydon; one brother, Michael Lee Parish and wife, Sharon, of Mitchell; four nephews, Dustin Williams and wife, Laura, of Bedford, Lucas Jones and Zachary Jones, both of Bloomington, Kyle Parish, of Mitchell; a niece, Tangela McClelland and husband, Casey, of Bloomington; several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 19th at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Pastor Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, August 19th at the church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Danny Hunter

Dec. 27, 1946 — Aug. 14, 2019

Danny (Honky) Hunter, 72, of Heltonville, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born December 27, 1946, the son of Hubert and Pearl (Wade) Hunter. He married Leah Jane (Evans) Cummings on March 6, 1998 and she survives. He retired from General Motors in 1996 and was a member of the Mundell Christian Church. He loved farming and was a member of the Polled Hereford Association.

Survivors include his wife, Janie, of Heltonville; a daughter, Beth Hughes and husband, Derek, of Pekin, IN; a son, Brad Hunter and wife, Jami, of Bedford; three step-sons, Brad Cummings and wife, Carol, Jamie Cummings and wife, Lori, Matt Cummings and wife, Becky all of Bedford; five grandkids, Matthew Hunter, of Cullman, AL, Allison Kern, of Indianapolis, Brandon Kern, of Chicago, IL, Jackson Hunter, and Levi Hunter both of Bedford; eighteen step-grandkids and one step-great-grandson; a sister, Patty Atchison and husband, Marvin, of Bedford; Mason and Graham George, his neighbors whom he loved like his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Toni Rae Huffman and a son, Gregory Scott Hunter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, August 19th at the Mundell Christian Church with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 18th at the Mundell Christian Church and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, August 19th at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

August 15, 2019

Herbert Miller

Jan. 10, 1929 — Aug. 13, 2019

Herbert Cecil Miller, 90, Bedford, passed Tuesday.

He was born January 10, 1929 in Lawrence County to Ralph and Surepta (White) Miller. In 1947 he graduated Heltonville High School, then went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He farmed his entire life, except when he served our country.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Rosalie Anne (Winterhalter) Miller; six sons, Sam (Rhonda), Mike (Linda), Ed, Art (Becky), Carl and Mark; two daughters, Nancy Miller and Mary (Walter) Bess; 25 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth (John) Sehr; and brother, Tom (Barbara) Miller.

Visitation will be from 2 – 8pm Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Mundell Christian Church. Cremation will follow and burial will be at Erie Church Cemetery at a later date.

Bernice Minartz

Aug. 15, 1938 — Aug. 12, 2019

Bernice Minartz, 80 of Cloverdale passed away at her residence on Monday, August 12, 2019.

She was born in Bloomington, IN on August 15, 1938 into the home of Curtis and Hazel (Hillenburg) Prince. Bernice was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Brazil Apostolic Church.  Bernice enjoyed fishing, playing with her dog, sitting on the front porch, playing corn hole and cross word puzzles.

Bernice is survived by her daughters, Alice Shipley of Prince, IL,and Loretta Dale of Indianapolis, IN; Son Doug Pottorff of Cloverdale, IN; Sisters Roberta Kelley of Ellettsville, Lois Kidd of Bedford and Gledia Green of Bloomington; Brother Leonard Prince of Bloomington; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Mother Hazel Prince; Father Curtis Prince; Husbands Heinrich Minartz and Robert None; Brothers Robert Prince and Roger Prince.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville. Visitation will be Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Share condolences, memories and more with Bernice’s family by visiting her tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com.

August 14, 2019

Fred Speer

April 08, 1935 — Aug. 11, 2019

Fred Speer, age 84 passed away on August 11,2019 at IU Health in Bedford, IN. with all of his immediate family getting to share their love, admiration and respect to him before his final passage.

Frederick “Fred” H. Speer was born on April 8,1935 in Lawrence County, IN to Alonso “Lonnie” and Minnie (Whitted) Speer. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1953. Fred married Jeanne Speer on April 16,1956 and had 63 wonderful years of marriage together.

Fred is survived by his children Trent A. Speer of Bloomington, IN and Susan E. (J. David) George of Bedford, IN.; grandchildren Adam V. (Brianna) Glenn and Lauren George; and great grandson Liam V. Glenn; sisters-in-law Ruth Plummer, Laverne Speer, and Ruthie Stailey; nieces Lee Ann Plummer, Julie (Fredi) D’Alesio, Roberta Plummer, Jamie (Brian) Blackwell, Christie (Jack) Maxwell, Jenny (Donn) Morris, Billie Bannister, Carolyn Godsey; and nephews Mike (Debbie) Stailey, Steve (Marilyn) Speer and Mike Allen.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne Speer; parents Lonnie and Minnie Speer; brothers James Speer and Walter Speer; sister Mary East; nephew Marty Plummer; and a son Brian K., who died in infancy.

Fred developed many lasting friendships as a barber and owner of Fred’s Barber Shop for 39 years, being a NLCS school bus driver for 34 years and from delivering cars for Hubler for 7 years.

He enjoyed going to all the activities of his children and grandchildren. He loved traveling to NASCAR races with his buddies. He had a lifelong love for golf starting as a caddy at Otis Park as a youngster. As an avid “retired” golfer, he enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the golf course and going on golf trips. He was thrilled to hit the rare hole in one at Hidden Hills Golf Course.

Fred was a member of Otis Park Men’s Club, Bedford Jaycees, Elks Club and the International Barbers Union.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 PM to 8 PM on Thursday and from 10 AM until the hour of service on Friday at Day and Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the BNL Scholarship Foundation’s Shawswick Alumni Fund. Donations can be sent to BNL Scholarship Foundation PO Box 729, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy Miller

Feb. 21, 1926 — Aug. 12, 2019

Dorothy R. (Gaines) Miller, 93, of Mitchell, passed away on Monday August 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born in Mitchell on February 21, 1926 to Everett Gaines and Murl (Todd) Gaines. Dorothy married Gerald W. Miller in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1986. Dorothy was a homemaker and Beautician. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School Class of 1943.

Survivors include her son and caregiver, Steven Miller of Mitchell; one grandson, Anthony Miller of Hudson, Florida; one great granddaughter, Katalyn Miller of Hudson, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Andrew Gaines, Jim Gaines and Dick Gaines; one sister, Evelyn Davidson.

Funeral services will be on Friday August 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 am until service time at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Hazel Gerkin

Nov. 11, 1935 — Aug. 10, 2019

Hazel Mary (Wheeler) Gerkin, 83, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:02 A.M. at IU Health, Bedford.

Born November 11, 1935, in Jackson County, Indiana, the daughter of Benjamin R. and Iva E. Wheeler. She married William “Billy” Gerkin in 1981 and he survives. Hazel worked at the Travel Lodge in Bloomington and the Canning Factory in Brownstown. She was of the Christian Faith.

Surviving are her husband, William “Billy” Gerkin, of Bedford; two daughters, Mary R. Goen, of Bedford and Dora (Ronnie) Gipson, of Mitchell; seven sons, John (Patty) Sullivan, of Bedford, Charles Sullivan, of North Carolina, Wayne (Cheryl) Sullivan, of Needmore, Robert Sullivan, of Bedford, Raymond (Tina) Sullivan, of Avoca, Randall (Tessa) Sullivan, of Bedford, and Lloyd Sullivan, of Bedford; two brothers, Herbert Wheeler, of Bedford, and George (Patsy) Wheeler, of Fayetteville; one sister, Ruby (Olen) Goin, of Bedford; twenty-seven grandchildren; forty-seven great-grandchildren; sixteen great great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Annette Berry, of Oolitic, and Tammy Gerkin, of Salem; three brothers-in-law, Randy (Carol) Gerkin, of Mitchell, Jimmy (Dawn) Gerkin, of Indianapolis, and Dean Gerkin, of East Oolitic; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son; four daughters; two brothers; one sister; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; first husband, John L. Sullivan; and one son-in-law.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

August 13, 2019

Clarence Cain

Dec. 10, 1939 — Aug. 10, 2019

Clarence R. (Buster) Cain, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 2:40 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis with his family by his side.

Born December 10, 1939 in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Clarence and Opal Jean (Swearingen) Cain. He married Brenda Southern on July 24, 1969 and she survives. He was a set-up man at Westinghouse/ABB. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Bedford; their children, Angela Gilbert and husband, Steve, of Bedford, Ronald Cain and wife, Lora, of Mt. Airy, NC, Michael Cain of Mitchell, and Tami Downham, of Bedford; grandchildren, Brandon Hedrick, Jessica Snyder, Megan Berry, Kirsten Cain, Kelsey Downham, Ashley Kirkman, and Erin Kirkman; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; four sisters, Brenda Mingee, of Avon, Debbie Hickman (Leo), of Bloomington, Nancy Hayes (Roy) of Bloomington, and Pat, of Palm Springs, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, August 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Eldon Madding

May 25, 1923 — Aug. 12, 2019

Eldon Madding, 96, of Bedford, died Monday, August 12, 2019 at Bliss Place.

Born May 25, 1923 in Edwards Co., IL, he was the son of Earnest and Eunice (Frazier) Madding. He married Esther VanLue on October 7, 1955 and she survives. He retired as manager for Sears & Roebuck after 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gillen Post #33 American Legion and the Bedford Elks Lodge #826. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Esther, of Bedford; two sons, Jeffrey (Anita) Madding, of Bedford and Kenneth Madding, of Bloomington; a daughter, Pamela (Scott) Funk, of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Earl, Everett, Elmo, and Ellis Madding, a sister, Eva Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 14th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Betty Breedlove

Sept. 25, 1950 — Aug. 11, 2019

Betty G. Breedlove, age 68, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 11th, 2019 at her residence.

She was born in Bedford, Indiana on September 25th, 1950 to James William and Venus (Kesterson) Chism Edington. Betty married Howard “Gene” Breedlove on July 1st, 2006 and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and (1) Sister- Sherry Chism.

Betty was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76 for over 50 years. Loved puzzles, rock gardens, watching birds, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Betty is survived by her Husband Howard “Gene” Breedlove, French Lick, Indiana; two Sons, Jeffery Dale Arthur (Heather) of Jasper, Indiana, Tommy Arthur (Mickey) of West Baden Springs, Indiana; one Daughter, Tephanie J. Breedlove Shumaker (John) of Columbia City, Indiana; two Brothers, James Robert Chism (Sandi) of Morgantown, Kentucky, Jimmy Edington of Bedford, Indiana; six Sisters, Carole Lee Reynolds of West Baden Springs, Indiana, Mary Jane Chism (Jeff Mills) of West Baden Springs, Indiana, Terry Morris (Bob) of French Lick, Indiana, Tina Peyton (Chris) of Bedford, Indiana, Ruth Ann Elkins (Preston) of Bedford, Indiana, Glenna Edington of Bedford, Indiana; six Grandchildren; and three Furry Companions Snowy, Sammy, and Willow.

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Lewis Williams at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Highland Chapel Cemetery in West Baden Springs, Indiana.

Friends may call from 11:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Highland Chapel Cemetery Fund in c/o Timothy Allbright 10950 W. County Road 150 N., West Baden Springs, Indiana 47469. Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

Benjamin Colburn

Nov. 20, 1950 — Aug. 10, 2019

Benjamin “Ben” C. Colburn, 68, of Bedford, died at his residence on August 10, 2019, at 6:55 pm.

Born November 20, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of George Carr and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Colburn.  He married Sue Goldsberry on November 24, 1971, and she survives.  Ben was a Pastor and Evangelist for 47 years and a member of The Wesleyan Church. He served as organist for Inter Church Holiness Convention for 42 years. Ben graduated from Kansas Christian College (formerly Kansas City College and Bible School) with a Bachelors’ degree in Theology. He spent his life serving the Lord in a variety of capacities including Evangelist, Pastor, and District Board of Administration member for the Kentucky-Tennessee District of the Wesleyan Church for the past seven years.

Survivors include his wife Sue of Bedford; three sons, Jason and wife Gina of Allentown, PA, Benjamin and wife Kendra of Overland Park, KS, Joshua and wife Terri of Lee’s Summit, MO; six grandchildren, Brooklyn, Jordan, Colton, Kailyn, Nora, and Eisley Colburn; two brothers, John H. Colburn of Lynnwood, WA, and James Colburn of Bedford; one sister, Joanne Adams of Bedford.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Thomas George Colburn in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 15th at Faith Mission Church with Rev. Paul Gray officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 14th at Faith Mission Church, and from 11:00 am 12:30 pm on Thursday.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to I.H. Convention.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Frederick Speer

Frederick H. “Fred” Speer, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 12, 2019

Dylan Ross

Dec. 17, 1992 — Aug. 08, 2019

Dylan Andrew Ross, 26, of Bedford, passed away on August 8, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. from injuries sustained in a car wreck.

He was born in Bloomington on December 17, 1992 to Lloyd G. “Butch” Ross and Beth (Bastin) Axsom. Dylan worked as a flooring installer for Carpet Plus Color Tile in Bloomington. Dylan attended BNL High School. He loved racing motocross, Chevy trucks (he was a Chevy man) and fighting MMA. He loved his friends and family, his dog, Sheba and his cat, Pebbles.

Survivors include his mother, Beth Axsom of Bedford; his step- father, Donald Axsom of Bedford; one brother, Dustin Ross of Bedford; half- brother, BJ Ross of Houston, Texas; half-sister, Brandy Ross of Houston, Texas. Dylan was preceded in death by his father, Butch Ross in 1997.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Scott Salm officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Hazel Gerkin

Hazel Mary (Wheeler) Gerkin, 83, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

August 10, 2019

Patsie Jackson

March 09, 1936 — Aug. 01, 2019

On Thursday, August 01, 2019, Patsie H. Jackson, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away peacefully at Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Tequesta, Florida. She was 83 years old.

Patsie was born in Bloomington, Indiana on March 09, 1936 to Hobart and Crystal (Browning) Hubbard. On September 18, 1954 she married Joe R. Jackson. They celebrated 42 years of marriage before Joe’s death in 1997.

She is survived by her four children, Valerie (Scott) Morgan of Jupiter, FL, Jeff (Brenda) Jackson of Mooresville, IN, Joe Michael Jackson of Springdale, OH and Jonathan Jackson of Poland, IN; six grandchildren, Andrea (Richard) Woodward, Matthew Jackson, Jessica Jackson, Jeremiah Jackson, Scott Morgan and Brian Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Woodward and Violet Woodward.

Patsie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living Facility and Trustbridge Hospice for their care and support. A private memorial will be held during the month of October in Bedford, IN.

August 09, 2019

Ernest Hamilton

May 28, 1927 — Aug. 07, 2019

Ernest E. “Gene” Hamilton, 92, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 07, 2019 at his residence.

Born May 28, 1927 in Sullivan Co., IN, he was the son of Sam R. and Ann M. (Alumbaugh) Hamilton. He married Harriett Knowles on August 12, 1951 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 1997. He was an executive in the lumber business, retiring in 1995 from Black, Carmichael & Klein. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII, and a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He was a charter member of Hillcrest Christian Church serving as a deacon, elder, teacher and servant, and was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Marsha Chapman and husband, Rick, of Bedford, Melody Carter and husband, Ronald, of Solsberry, and Melinda Hamilton, of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ryan (Amber), Emily, Ross (Danielle) and Wesley; two great grandchildren, Jaida and Maddie; a brother, Frank Hamilton, of Sullivan; adopted into his family were Billie Reasor Boshears, Josh (Tara), Jenni (Everett) and their children; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers; two sisters; and Dr. Rowlen Reasor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Monday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, IN with Pastor Phil McDonald officiating. Following the service, military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, IN at 2:30 pm. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Wonder Valley Christian Camp, 7093 W. Wonder Valley Road, Salem, IN 47167 or Active Grace, 10740 W. County Road 700 S., Camby, IN 46113. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

August 08, 2019

Danny Compton

Dec. 12, 1948 — Aug. 06, 2019

Danny Lee Compton, 70, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 12, 1948, in Paoli, he was the son of James H. and Elsie Juanita (Hopper) Compton. He married Sue Alice Polley December 11, 1981. Danny was employed at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, established two convenience stores, was owner of Woodsferry Cafe, and did title work. Danny was a hard-working man and enjoyed golfing and fishing. He loved to teach his grandchildren to fish. Danny was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Compton of Mitchell; children, Julia Halligan of Poughkeepsie, New York, Darin (Mandy) Compton of Mitchell, Ryan (Jessica) Gerkin of Bedford, Amanda (Greg) Sullivan of Bedford, Missy (Will) Ray of Mitchell, Angela (Jeff) Kirtley of Gainesville, Florida and Kirstie Compton of Bedford; 22 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and siblings, Anita (Mike) Beasley of Mitchell, Mike (Cher) Compton of Madison, Kyle Compton of Collbran, Colorado, Kelly (Jennifer) Compton of Seymour and Kym Compton of Bloomington, His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Greg Sullivan, Aiden Walls, Bryton Wright, Josh Ray, Brandon Sullivan, and Dylan Compton. Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Ernest Hamilton

May 28, 1927 — Aug. 07, 2019

Ernest E. “Gene” Hamilton, 92, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 07, 2019 at his residence.

Born May 28, 1927 in Sullivan Co., IN, he was the son of Sam R. and Ann M. (Alumbaugh) Hamilton. He married Harriett Knowles on August 12, 1951 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 1997. He was an executive in the lumber business, retiring in 1995 from Black, Carmichael & Klein. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII, and a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He was a charter member of Hillcrest Christian Church serving as a deacon, elder, teacher and servant, and was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Marsha Chapman and husband, Rick, of Bedford, Melody Carter and husband, Ronald, of Solsberry, and Melinda Hamilton, of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ryan (Amber), Emily, Ross (Danielle), and Wesley; two great grandchildren, Jaida and Maddie; a brother, Frank Hamilton, of Sullivan;  adopted into his family were Billie Reasor Boshears, Josh (Tara), Jenni (Everett) and their children; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Monday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, IN, where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, IN at 2:30 pm. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 11th at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Wonder Valley Christian Camp, 7093 W. Wonder Valley Road, Salem, IN 47167 or Active Grace, 10740 W. County Road 700 S., Camby, IN 46113. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

August 07, 2019

Jyl Harrison

Aug. 24, 1963 — Aug. 05, 2019

Jyl Ann Harrison, 55, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at her residence.

Born August 24, 1963, in Washington, she was the daughter of Robert and Patricia (Harker) Ziegler. She married Derek Dewayne Harrison October 15, 1983, and he preceded her in death January 25, 2008. Jyl was a licensed practical nurse and had been employed at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, StoneBridge Health Campus and Garden Villa. She was a member of ASPCA and American Quarter Horse Association and a lover of horses and dogs. Jyl loved her kids and grandkids and would do anything for them.

Survivors include her children, Andrea Michelle Harrison of Washington, Nathan Robert (Ashley) Harrison of Loogootee, and Eric Scott Harrison of Orleans; mother, Patricia Ziegler of Loogootee; grandchildren, Alex Harrison, Christopher Hernandez, Jr., Amelia Hernandez, Madison Harrison, Emma Harrison, Rebecca Harrison and Kamryn Sparks; and siblings, Rhonda Ziegler of Loogootee and Larry Ziegler of Loogootee. Her father; husband; son, Ronald Dean Allen, Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Harrison, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, at Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Memorial Gifts: www.gofundme.com/help-with-funeral-costs-for-a-kia-warheroes.mon Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Richard Burt

Richard Allen Burt, 85, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019 at his home in Bedford, Indiana after a lengthy illness.

On July 24, 1934, in Greenfield, MA, Stanley Lyman Burt and Marian (Woodbury) Burt welcomed identical twin boys into their family. Their grandmother, Emma Woodbury, helped their father care for the two active boys after the passing of their mother, Marian, when the boys were 5 years old. Stanley married Martha Cook when the boys were 9 years old and she became an integral part of their lives.

After graduating from Mount Herman School in Gill, MA, Dick proudly joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 serving as a hospital corpsman assigned to the 3rd Marine Division in the Pacific. Following military service he graduated from U-MA Stockbridge School of Agriculture and later W. VA University School of Forestry. He was employed for many years by the Department of Agriculture/US Forest Service working on National Forests in Virginia, West Virginia, Vermont, Ohio and Indiana. He married Janet Evelyn Rose in their home town of Sunderland, MA on June 1, 1963.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; his son Allen and wife Elizabeth of Mackinac Island, MI; his daughter Kathryn and husband James Ozolins of Brownsburg, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexander and Nicholas Ozolins, Sean and Katie Burt. Also surviving is his twin brother, Robert and his wife Joan of Ormond Beach, FL; his cousin, Dwight Dorrell of Hadley, MA and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his faithful rescue dog, Shay, who was always at his side through his illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley, Marian and Martha.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and travel. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding motorcycles.

The family will receive friends at the Ferguson- Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, IN from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Funeral services and burial will be in his home town of Sunderland, MA at a later date. The family would especially like to thank a wonderful team of caregivers whose kindness and help allowed him to remain at home, as well as Southern Care Hospice. We will always be grateful. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Lawrence County Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Drive, Bedford, IN 47421 or White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Richard Zimmanck

Richard A. Zimmanck, 86, of Bloomington, died June 29.  Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Community Church. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

August 06, 2019

Danny Moody

April 02, 1945 — July 28, 2019

Danny Gene Moody, 74, Loogootee, passed away Sunday, July 28 at his home surrounded by family.

He was born April 2, 1945 to Garnet and Elva (Gordon) Moody in Anderson, Indiana. He married the love of his life, Wanda (Marshall) Moody on December 12, 1964, and she survives. God blessed them with five children, as well as a granddaughter to raise. Danny graduated from Bedford High School in 1963. He then joined the Indiana National Guard and served active duty from 1963 to 1969. He enjoyed a career in skilled trades at GM in Bedford. He retired in 2001 and was able to devote more time to his favorite hobby, gunsmithing. He was an avid sportsman and skilled hunter. He loved spending time in the woods, out fishing, going to races or on the shooting range with his family and friends. He was a Master Mason for 44 years and belonged to the American Patriot Lodge #750 in Oolitic.

Danny accepted Jesus as his Savior on March 9, 1980 at East Oolitic Baptist Church, where he was later ordained as a minister. His greatest accomplishment and passion in life was studying God’s Word, and sharing the good news of the gospel with others. He gave all glory to God for allowing him to touch lives and introduce many people to Jesus.

Danny is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wanda of Loogootee; and children, Danny Moody Jr. and daughter-in-law Pam of Bedford, Susan Moody of Mosheim, TN, Pamela Moody of Johnson City, TN, Amy Grafton and son-in-law Andrew of Loogootee; and granddaughter, Abigail Moody of Nashville, TN. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, David, Timothy, Kyle, Kody, Micah, Alyssa, Brittany and Jean-Claude; fifteen great-grandchildren and two on the way; sisters-in-law, Sonnie Moody of Bedford and Jeannie Moody of Mitchell; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful canine companion, Mugsey. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kim Gearlds; grandson, Sheldon Gearlds; granddaughter, Amanda Grafton; his brothers, Maurice and Gale Moody, and Dale Moody in infancy.

The family would like to acknowledge Tony Holt, FNP, Jonathan Cropp, FNP and staff Carla, Donna and Retha; and the Heart-to-Heart Hospice team for taking such good care of Danny. Your care and compassion had a great impact on his life. A service of Masonic Rite will be conducted at the American Patriot Lodge #750,103 Hoosier Avenue, in Oolitic on Friday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m., with a dinner preceding at 6:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Scarlett Dalton

June 15, 2018 — August 3, 2019

Scarlett Mae Dalton, 13 months, of Bedford, passed away on August 3, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Scarlett was born on June 15, 2018 to Allison Dalton who survives. Scarlett was loved so much by everyone she came in touch with, especially her mommy. She will always be mommy’s love bug!

Surviving in addition to her mother Allison are her grandparents, Aimee Hirtz and Louis Troy Dalton; maternal great grandparents Larry & Karen Dalton and Barbara May McFadden; aunts: Jordan Tussey, Jade Dalton, Haley Dalton and Kelly Ritchison; uncles: Luke Dalton and Taylor Dalton; several great aunts, great uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, David and Patsy McFadden; great-great grandfather, Bob McFadden; uncles: Jay McFadden and Nathan Dalton.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with her Papaw Larry Dalton officiating. Visitation will also be at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital through Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral which is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

August 05, 2019

Frances Fish

Dec. 18, 1920 — Aug. 03, 2019

Frances (Ross) Fish died 11:16 A.M. at Stonebridge Health Campus on August 3, 2019 where she was a resident for over three years.

She was born December 18, 1920 in Reed Station, near Oolitic. She was the daughter of John and Mary Rose (Demarc) Ross.
She worked for Indiana Bell for 36 years, from March 4, 1947 to December 12, 1983 when she retired. She married Frank G. Fish on March 12, 1983 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death January 3, 1999. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors are her sister, Lena Woodward of Bedford; as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Ross, Joseph Ross; five sisters, Sophia Markiano of Chicago, Mary Ruth Caperelli of Pennsylvania, Angie Eagan, JoAnn Moscato, Mary Ross all of Bedford.

There will be no visitation hours. The Rosary will be prayed at 11:00 A.M. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are provided by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bereavement Committee and St. Vincent de Paul School Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Carolyn Friedman

March 15, 1941 — Aug. 01, 2019

Carolyn J. Friedman, age 78, of Dubois, Indiana, passed away at 12:47 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Timber of Jasper.

Carolyn was born in Otwell, Indiana on March 15, 1941 to Aaron Lee and Marie (Grubb) Dedrick. She married Harry Friedman on April 29, 1961 in the Otwell United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1984. She was a self-employed poultry farmer. Carolyn was a graduate of Otwell High School and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads where she volunteered as a secretary and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Surviving are one son, Dean Friedman, Dubois, IN; companion, Ed Jones of French Lick; two sisters, Judy Patterson of Jasper and Sharon Kovacs of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Eldon Dedrick (Nick), and Frankie Dedrick (Peggy), both of Jasper. Preceding her in death besides her husband was one daughter, Darlene Sue Friedman; and one son, Darrell Lee Friedman; one sister, Mary Lou Polen; and three brothers, Richard, Bill and Glen Dedrick.

Funeral services for Carolyn Friedman will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at John’s Lutheran Church at the Dubois Crossroads, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com

Lowell Milligan

June 23, 1935 — Aug. 02, 2019

Lowell Thomas “Tom” Milligan, 84, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, at his residence.

Born June 23, 1935, in Mitchell, he was the son of Dick and Goldie (Holt) Milligan. He married Lorraine Kay Leavitt June 2, 1957, and she preceded him in death October 24, 2015. Tom retired from the U. S. Army with 24 1/2 years of service and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a farmer and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, western movies and his beagles, Annabelle, Tippy Louise and Bo.

Survivors include his daughters, Wendy Susan Milligan of Mitchell, Cynthia Ann Milligan of Bedford, Brenda Katherine Milligan of Mitchell and Tammy Lynn Dwyer of Mitchell; grandson, Richard Thomas Milligan of Mitchell; and sisters, Brenda Luchauer of Mitchell, Lou Etta Sullivan of Bedford and Shirley Mounce of Mitchell. His parents; wife; infant daughter, Debra Katherine Milligan; and brother, Fay Russell Holt, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military rites will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Bonnie Conley

March 14, 1929 — Aug. 03, 2019

Bonnie Mae Conley, 90, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 14, 1929, in Orange County, she was the daughter of David H. and Nellie M. (Smith) Edwards. She married Harrison Conley May 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death February 22, 2010. Bonnie was a homemaker and loved to be outdoors and travel. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and was a very caring and special person.

Survivors include her daughter, Victoria “Vicky” (Andy) Dunwoody of Mitchell; granddaughters, Denise (Jody) Ingram of Mitchell and Stephanie (Curt) Brown of Crawfordsville; and great grandchildren, Hannah Underhill, Reece Ingram and Jaron Roche. Her parents; husband; and siblings, Mary Summers, Emory Edwards, Raymond Edwards, Robert Edwards, Luther Edwards, Lloyd Sanders, Clyde Sanders, William Sanders, Raymond Sanders, Menlo Sanders, Hazel Smith and Avis Flora, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. Memorial Gifts: Bread of Life Food Pantry. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

August 04, 2019

Victor Harrell

March 29, 1926 — Aug. 03, 2019

Victor J. Harrell, 93, of Bedford, died at 2:03 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Stonebridge Nursing Facility.

Born March 29, 1926 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lindley and Beache (Wright) Harrell.  He married Lorena June Robbins on March 4, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 31, 2016.  He retired from NSWC Crane.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, an active member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, where he served as a member of the Honor Guard.  He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army Air corps

Survivors include one son, Steve Harrell, of Bedford; one daughter, Judy Umphress and husband James, of Bedford; one granddaughter, Tonya Umphress, of Bedford; brother, Bobby Harrell and wife Adah of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his parents, wife Lorena, two sisters: Joan Imhoff and Rhea Dawn Thomas, four brothers: Lawrence Harrell, Gene Harrell, Virnard Harrell, and Charles Harrell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Amber Tracy

April 15, 1991 — July 31, 2019

Amber Rose Hudson, 28 of Paoli, Indiana, passed away Wednesday July 31, 2019 at home.

She was born April 15, 1991 in Bedford, Indiana; to John Hudson and Katherine Caraway Hudson. She married William Tracy on February 14, 2009. Amber attended BNL Class of 2012.

Survivors include her Father, John Hudson of Lexington, KY; her Mother, Katherine Caraway South and companion Jason Apple of Paoli, IN; Paternal Grandparents, John and Darlene Hudson of Bedford, IN; Maternal Grandparents, Ed and Jane Norman of Bedford, IN; a Son, Billy Joe Bledsoe (Vanessa Rose) Tracy of Paoli, IN; two sisters, Lela Byrd of Paoli IN and Katherine (KD) and Robert Hudson of Paoli IN.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather George Caraway.

Celebration of Life services will be held from 4:15 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, August 9, 2019 at Apostolic Faith Assembly. Visitation will take place at 4:15 PM Friday, August 9, 2019 until services.  Apostolic Faith Assembly is located at 501 5th Street in Bedford IN.  Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.  Online Condolences may be made at www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com

Christopher Bailey

Aug. 09, 1971 — July 31, 2019

Christopher Jerome Bailey, 47, of Springville, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his residence.

Born August 9, 1971 in Linton, he was the son of Edward E. Hudson and Nancy Jo (Bailey) Rollins.

Surviving relatives include: three children, Rebecca Grace Bailey, Zoe Rose Bailey and Waylon Joseph Bailey; his mother, Nancy Jo Rollins (Curtis); Father, Edward Hudson; his maternal grandmother, Maxine Harper; an uncle, Bill Harper (Tammy); his aunt, Pam Carr (Bud); cousins, Serena and Chris Brinegar; lifelong friend and sisser, Karen Inman (Tim); and several nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emma and Joseph Hudson, his maternal grandfather, Fred Harper and one uncle, Mike Harper.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Keith Thompson and Karen Inman officiating. Interment will follow in Flynn cemetery in rural Springville.

Public visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

Dale Terrell

Dale Leroy Terrell, 81, of Bedford, died June 19.  An internment will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington.  Arrangements by Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel.

August 03, 2019

Karen Brown

June 15, 1941 — July 31, 2019

Karen Sue “Fuzz” Brown, age 78, of Bloomfield, Indiana, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 15, 1941 in Monroe County to Thomas Henry Baranski and Susie May Clemens. Karen was a wonderful and loving housewife. She was a great mother and was a kind and caring grandmother. Karen loved her IU and Duke Basketball, and of course the Indianapolis Colts. She loved decorating for the holidays, Christmas being her favorite, and having everyone over for big family dinners. Karen married Larry R. Brown and enjoyed 44 years of wonderful married bliss. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Judith Robertson and Beverly Shields; and brother, James Shields.

Karen is survived by her husband, Larry R. Brown of Bloomfield; sisters, Ruth Blackwell of Bedford, Debbie Shields of Bloomington and Sherry Shields of Bloomington; brother, John Shields and wife Rhonda of Ellettsville; one son and two daughters, Lisa J. Rinkel and husband Tom of Olympic WA, Jeff L. White and wife Teresa of Bloomington and Tammy Cross and husband Terry of Dugger; two step-kids, Linda Seek and Ray Brown; ten grandchildren, Cody and Zacery White of Bloomington, Amanda and Nick Rinkel of WA, Rachael Hanelink, Sam and Nate Seek, Sherry Stevenson of Bloomington and Tyler and Kyle Cornelius of Dugger; and several great nieces and great nephews. She also had the wonderful joy of five great-grandbabies, Lila and Tristan, Everly, and twins A & B due in September. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Visitation for Karen will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East, 2700 E. Rogers Rd. Bloomington, Indiana 47401. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East, with burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. John Robertson will officiate the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Karen’s name to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church East. Memories of Karen and online condolences may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Rebecca Osborne

Feb. 08, 1971 — July 31, 2019

Rebecca Ann (Collins) Osborne passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born February 8, 1971, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harrison and Pamela (Connell) Collins. Rebecca was a hair stylist for 38 years and started arranging flowers 32 years ago at the age of 16. She turned into one of the best florists in town. Rebecca worked at the Mitchell Post Office for several years until she was injured in an accident. She then returned to being a hair stylist and florist, and even worked at Flower Cottage when they needed help. She was talented in most everything. She made greeting cards, loved to draw, made beautiful floral arrangements, and was an excellent hair stylist.

Rebecca also loved to travel. She had been to California, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New York City, Mexico and Florida. She loved clothes, shoes and especially her purses and jewelry. Rebecca loved her family, and Mackenzie always came first; the rest of the family a little behind. She was always ready to help anyone in need.

Survivors include her daughter, Mackenzie Osborne of Mitchell; mother, Pam Collins of Mitchell; brother, Tim (Teresa) Collins of Mitchell; Mackenzie’s dad, Joe (Karen) Osborne of Mitchell; uncle, Sid Connell of Brownstown; niece, Shari Ritchey and family of Terre Haute; and many cousins. Her father, Harrison Collins; grandparents, Clyde and Eva Collins and Gib and Thelma Connell; and niece, Samantha Collins, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be Monday, August 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Mitchell First Church of God. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

William Robinson

William Lee Robinson, 65, of Bedford, died Friday. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Richard Burt

Richard Allen Burt, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. August 11 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Gary Phillips

Gary W. Phillips, 65, of Oolitic, died Tuesday. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ella Tucker

Ella Mae (Kline) Tucker, 90, of Bedford, died Wednesday.  Graveside service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.  Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

August 02, 2019

Laura Lake

Feb. 06, 1947 — July 30, 2019

Laura Elizabeth “Beth” Lake, 72, of Bedford, died at 5:35 am on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her residence.

Born February 6, 1947 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Dale Mynatt and Irene (Sproles) McGill. She married Forrest Clinton Lake on January 6, 1963 and he survives. She was a homemaker. She loved the Lord Jesus, and sharing her faith with many. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and a friend to many. She always had a song in her heart. She loved to decorate and entertain. She will be greatly missed by many.

Surviving with her husband, Forrest of Bedford are their children, Clinton Lake of Bloomington, Barbara Lake of Bedford, Rebecca Lake of Bedford, Brenda Blackburn and husband, Rick of Bedford, Darla Hall and husband, Lee of Bloomington and Brandi Teague of Bedford; six grandchildren, Tyler Lake of Bloomington, Karlo Silvetti and fiance, Caitlin of Bedford, Hunter Blackburn and wife, Marissa of Bedford, Isabella Blackburn of Bedford, Lakelin Teague of Bedford and Spencer Teague of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Mirabella Silvetti of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Brian (in infancy).

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow services. Her ashes will be placed in the casket of her husband, Forrest, upon his death and they shall be buried together. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

August 01, 2019

Donna Pierce

Dec. 07, 1945 — July 31, 2019

Donna S. Pierce, 73, of Avoca, died at 1:32 am on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 7, 1945 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of William M. and Dovie (Wade) Douglas. She married Daniel Ray Pierce on January 9, 1965 and he preceded her in death on September 4, 2011. She was a Special Education Teacher for thirty-three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Christy Terry and husband, David of Bedford; a son, William Pierce of Bedford; grandchildren, Katie Fordyce and Caroline Terry both of Bedford, Macey Pottorff of SC; a brother, Lewis Douglas and wife, Judy; and a sister, Dorothy Lewis and husband, Gary. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, James Douglas; and a sister, Dora Douglas.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Don Hughes

Jan. 14, 1930 — July 16, 2019

Don Hughes, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Mitchell Manor.

Born January 14, 1930, in Leesville, he was the son of Lester and Lois (Ritchison) Hughes Griffith. He married Anna Vieve Carter May 18, 1952, and she preceded him in death November 3, 1965. His second marriage was to Nettie Stevens September 11, 1978. Don retired from General Motors, had also been employed at Carpenter Body Works and served as a policeman for the City of Mitchell. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Hughes of Bedford; daughters, Rhea Dawn (Bill) Brinson of Bloomington, Sherry Lynn (Greg) Walters of Bedford, Jowanna Hughes of Mitchell and Shellie (Joey Harper) Reynolds of Heltonville; step-daughter, Cathy (Jerry) Brown of Bedford; grandchildren, Trinity Batchelor, Chad Batchelor, Starr Walters, Reva Yother, Jami Crane, Stormy Grissom, William Walls, Kristy Fountain and Karmen Byers; 21 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. His parents; step- mother, Ula Iona Hughes; wife, Anna Vieve Hughes; and siblings, Jenny Basinger, Betty Brown, Gordon Hughes and Barbara Aufenberg, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Danny Moody Sr.

Danny Gene Moody Sr., 74, of Loogootee, died Sunday.  Masonic Rite will be 7 p.m. August 9 at American Patriot Lodge, No. 750 in Oolitic.  Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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