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Obituaries

Obituaries — January 2021

January 27, 2021

Harold “Rudy” Seidle

April 27, 1931 — Jan. 25, 2021

Harold “Rudy” Seidle age 89 of Bedford passed away at 12:15 PM on Monday January 25, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

He was born on April 27, 1931 in Bedford to Walter R. Seidle and Dorothy C. (McDonald) Seidle. He married Mina E. Kindred on February 10, 1951 and she preceded him in death on December 18, 2012.

Rudy was a retired Draftsman from WF Meyers Company in Bedford, he was a former US Marine serving in the Korean War, he was a 1950 Graduate of Oolitic High School and member of the East Oolitic Community Church, he loved his family, working in his yard and watching his birds.

Survivors include his daughters, Peggy (Steven) Seidle of Bedford and Patty Winner of Bedford, grandchildren, Charla (Patrick) Westerfeld and Shannon (Danny) Nicholson and Justin Brown, great grandchildren, Brady Westerfeld and Owen Westerfeld, Jace Nicholson, Andrea Shaw and Cameron Shaw, one sister, Norma (Paul) Farrell, brother, David (Bonnie)Seidle, sister-in-law, Twanette Seidle.

Harold was preceded by his parents, wife, Mina Seidle, three brothers, Donald Seidle, Lloyd Seidle, and Jerry Seidle, one sister, Loretta Speer, son-in-law; Jerry Winner and grandson, Robin Derek Winner.

Private graveside rites at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Eric Wayne Orten

Eric Wayne Orten, 77, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Jan. 26. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Forrest D. Lindley

Forrest D. Lindley, 95, of Orleans, died Monday, Jan. 25. No visitation is scheduled. A private service will be held on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Arrangements by Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

Nick Gene Driver

Nick Gene Driver, 40, of Seymour, died Thursday, Jan. 21. Private services will be held at the Burkholder Chapel. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour.

Steven Dale Fuson

Steven Dale Fuson, 72, of Padanaram Village, died Monday, Jan. 25. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Peggy A. (Forston) Burns

Peggy A. (Forston) Burns, 88, of Shoals, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 26, 2021

Regina L. Baker

Oct. 16, 1968 — Jan. 23, 2021

Regina L. Baker, age 52, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Bedford. She was born in Bloomington, the daughter of Roy and Wanda (Collins) Vaught. She married Tim Baker and he survives.

Regina was a dietician at Garden Villa, of the Pentecostal faith, and a graduate of the CCS Christian School of Bloomington.

Surviving Regina are her parents, Roy and Wanda Vaught of Crane; her husband, Tim Baker of Bedford; one daughter, Sasha Probasco of Bedford; two sons, Jamie Baker (Courtney McDonald) and Cody Baker, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Isabella Baker, Kylar Probasco, Grayson Probasco and Dawson Baker; and three brothers, Scott (Jill) Vaught of Crane, Michael Vaught of Colorado and Adam (Delta) Vaught of Crane.

Regina was preceded in death by her grandparents, Calvin and Louise Vaught and Denzel and Sylvia Collins.

Services for Regina will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes of Bedford with Rev. Donna Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow at Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 27th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Online condolences to the family may be made to www.FergusonLee.com

Helen L. Banks

June 22, 1928 — Jan. 24, 2021

Helen L. Banks, 92, of Bedford, formerly of Springville, died at her residence Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Born June 22, 1928 in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Joseph V. Glasgow and Maude E. Ooley. She married Claude “Tub” F. Banks on March 1, 1947 and he preceded her in death. She retired from Ford, where she was an assembler. She attended Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include companion James Sullivan of Bedford; children, Ronald Banks (Wenonah) of Oolitic, Danny Banks (Karen) of Springville, Donna Ratkovich of Springville, Roger Banks (Amy Lumen) of Bloomington; Twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; one brother, Bob Glasgow (Vera) of Madison; four sisters, Judy Anderson of Oolitic, Sherry Saunders of Bedford, Mary Lou Korvela of Springville, Jean Doane of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Jerry Dean Banks; two brothers, Joseph “Bud” Glasgow and Perry Glasgow; sister, Anna Mae Parker.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Private funeral service will be held.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time.

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

Linda Lou (Marion) Ledford

Linda Lou (Marion) Ledford, 65, of Campbellsburg, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 25, 2021

Judith R. Meadows

Oct. 12, 1943 — Jan. 22, 2021

Judith R. Meadows, 77, of Bedford, died at 12:45 am on Friday, January 22, 2021 at IU Health Hospice House Bloomington.

Born October 12, 1943 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Sam and Grace (Pritchett) McDonald. She married Gary Meadows and he preceded her in death. She worked at RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Bedford Loyal Order of the Moose.

Survivors include a sister, Donna Woods of Bedford; sister-in-law, Sandy McDonald of Mooresville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; a daughter, Delita Inman; a sister, Sue McDonald; two brothers Keith and Kent “Mac” McDonald; and a nephew, Steve Webb.

Judith’s wishes were to be cremated. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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

Margaret Rose (Ashcraft) Allen

Dec. 09, 1928 — Jan. 22, 2021

Margaret Rose (Ashcraft) Allen, 92, of Owensburg, died at her residence on Friday, January 22nd.

Born December 9, 1928 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Joseph Ashcraft and Blanche (Wright) Ashcraft. She married Robert Allen on October 6, 1951 and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2010.

Margaret worked in electronics at Sarkes Tarzan, and then retired from NSWC Crane. She was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church, 50 plus year member of Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a huge basketball fan, and loved following her grandchildren in their sports.

Survivors include her daughter Debbie Lewis and husband Jim, of Springville; son Jeff Allen and wife Linda, of Bedford; grandchildren, Sarah Folmer and husband William, of Oolitic, Tyler Lewis and wife Kayla, of Oolitic, Jared Allen and fiancé Jordan Dager, of Indianapolis; Allen Lewis, of Springville, Jenna Allen, of Spain, Jorie Allen, of Chicago, John Robert Allen, of Bedford; great- grandchildren, Jamey Folmer, Molly Rose Folmer, Reed Lewis, and Evan Lewis; one sister Ruby Easton, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Walter and Harold Ashcraft; sister Ada Hamilton.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jay Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance is limited to 50 people at a time. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Owensburg Cemetery.

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

Michael Austin Pritchett

Sept. 30, 1954 — Jan. 23, 2021

Michael Austin Pritchett, 66, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, at his residence.

Born September 30, 1954, in Bloomington, he was the son of Frederick Austin “Bud” and Ruby Violet (Brassine) Pritchett. He married Trena Gaines September 6, 2014.

He retired from General Motors with 45 years of service. Michael enjoyed playing the guitar, woodworking, and the outdoors. He was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ and Stonebelt Stargazers.

Michael was an amazing father, husband, papaw, and friend. He was loved by so many people and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Trena Pritchett of Mitchell; children, Stephanie Renea Pritchett of Oolitic, Jennifer Michelle (Matthew) Grunewald of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Maria Elizabeth (Nathan) Mull of Evansville, Brent Michael (Hannah) Collins of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; sister, Kiva (Bill) Gratzer of Bedford.

His parents; and brother, William “Billy” Pritchett, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Regina L. Baker

Regina L. Baker, 52, of Bedford, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Peggy Burns

Peggy Burns, 88, of Shoals, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Larry Lee Owen

Larry Lee Owen, 52, of Paoli, died Saturday, Jan. 23. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

January 24, 2021

Morris “Butch” Chastain

Oct. 02, 1945 — Jan. 23, 2021

Morris “Butch” Chastain, born October 2, 1945, stepped into Heaven on Saturday, January 23, 2021. His parents were Charles Everett and Ethel Marie (Reynolds) Chastain and brothers are Charles Lee “Chocky” Chastain of Mitchell and Larry Dean Chastain, deceased.

His wife, Nellotie “Nellie” (Porter) Chastain, survives. Married Feb.15, 1969, their lives were blessed with son, Sam (Ashley) Chastain, and daughter, Carol Marie (Troy) Lobosky, who blessed them with eight grandchildren. Cody Everett Chastain and Zane Patrick Lobosky welcomed their Papaw into Heaven. Surviving grandchildren are Samantha Dawn Chastain, Taylor Scott Lobosky, Caleb Wayne Lobosky and fiancé Darian Corra, Mitchell Ryan Lobosky, Emma Lynn Chastain, and Silas Wayne Chastain.

Butch was a loyal, dependable, lovable father, grandfather, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He loved to talk about vehicles, attend races, tell stories, and spend coffee time with his friends and fish with his grandkids and brother.

Butch Chastain was a big man with a very big heart and always reached out to others. Each job he had, he loved, giving it his entire heart, especially driving the school bus.

He loved his country, giving two years of service in Vietnam. He taught his children and grandchildren that same love and respect. He always removed his hat, covering his heart for the flag.

His great heart was for the City of Mitchell and the citizens of the city. His 25 years in the Police Department and eight years as the Mayor were spent encouraging the betterment of every aspect of the city.

Anyone who knew Butch Chastain, knew him as a true man of God, a man of honesty, integrity, and honor. He lived by example and served by example.

Morris “Butch” Chastain, a man who will never be forgotten.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, at Mitchell Cemetery with Steve Dorsett officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police No. 172 will conduct a memorial service.

Memorial Gifts: Gideon International or Lawrence County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Bobbi Snow Fett

April 08, 1951 — Jan. 22, 2021

Bobbi Snow Fett, 69, of Bedford passed away on Jan. 22, 2021, at her residence.

Bobbi was born April 8, 1951, in Bedford, to Robert and Gilda Snow, who preceded her in death.

Bobbi was a 1969 graduate of Bedford High School. She worked at Butterfield and Snow Family Chiropractic in Orleans.

Bobbi was a member and Treasurer of the First Baptist Church of Williams. She loved cooking, attending her grandchildren’s activities, spending time with her friends and BNL sports.

Surviving are her husband, Kenny of Bedford; brother, Jerry Snow of Bedford; two daughters, Joey Scherschel of Bedford; Stormi Jones (Jimmy) of Bedford; three stepchildren, Ron Fett (Kathy) of Florida, Lauren Persutti (Jim) of Ohio, Temple Kearns (Frank) of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren; Two surviving aunts, Vivian Walsh (Tom) of Bedford and Anna Mary Stonoff of Washington. Two surviving uncles, Roger Snow (Marsha) of South Carolina and Gerald Foster (Rose) of Bedford; two nephews, Travis Snow (Jenae) of Bedford and Troy Snow (Amanda) of North Carolina.

No services at this time. A Celebration of Life to be held in the spring.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Edwin Lee Howell

Edwin Lee Howell, known as “Buck” and “Bucky” to his friends, passed away January 18, 2021 in Ellettsville, Indiana, at the age of 74.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Ed grew up in Mitchell, Indiana, graduating from Mitchell High in 1964, before obtaining his Bachelor’s in Business from Indiana University in Bloomington. He earned an M.Ed from IU in 1969, MBA from IU’s School of Business in 1980, and a Certified Public Accountant license.

Ed was the first director of the Bloomington Work Release Center, and later served as the City of Bloomington’s Human Resources Director. He worked at Bloomington Hospital as a management engineer, director of mail and printing, and director of patient accounts and collections. He also volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Ed had a great wit, and was a fabulous story-teller. He loved returning to Mitchell and Spring Mill State Park where he worked as a teen. Ed loved cats and dogs, and collected pocket knives, Volkswagen beetle convertibles, and records. He enjoyed reading American history and mysteries, playing snooker, watching boxing, and Honda motorcycles.

Ed is survived by his brother Danny Howell and wife Connie (McLean, Virginia); their children, Daniel and Catherine; daughter, Rebecca Tabor and husband, Bill (Ellettsville); their children, Aiden, Jaxon, and Boston; son, Chris Howell and wife Jessica (Natick, Massachusetts; their son, Tommy; daughter, Elizabeth Gaither and husband, Scott (Bedford, Indiana); their children, Sarah, Will, and Thomas; nephews, James Robinson (Indianapolis, Indiana) and Mark Robinson (Springville, Indiana); and former wives, Sandy Adams (Bedford, Indiana), Fran Sansalone (Framingham, Massachusetts), and Darlene Roberts (Ellettsville, indiana).

He was predeceased by both parents, Virginia Kirkman and William Howell (Mitchell, Indiana); brother, Jim Robinson; and sister-in-law, Betsy Bruner (Bedford, Indiana); brother, Ronald Robinson (Atlanta, Georgia); wife, Phyllis Ingle Howell (Mitchell, Indiana); aunt, Stella “Ted” Kirkman and husband, Floyd “Hap” Bruce; aunt, Dessie Boruff and husband, Paul; uncle, Ralph Kirkman and wife, Hattie; uncle, Carl Kirkman and wife, Viola; and close friend from childhood, Terry Tolbert (Mitchell, Indiana).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Spring Mill State Park via the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, www.indiananrf.org. Details for a service will be announced when the pandemic has settled.

Messages of condolence may be expressed at IndianaGreenBurials.com

Judith R. (McDonald) Meadows

Judith R. (McDonald) Meadows, 77, of Bedford, died Friday. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 23, 2021

Ruth E. (Pemberton) Hash

April 02, 1928 — Jan. 21, 2021

Ruth Elizabeth Hash, 92, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 2, 1928, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Earl Vernon and Nancy Elizabeth (Turpin) Pemberton. She married James Vaughn Hash November 23, 1979, and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Ruth retired with 20 years of service from RCA. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly. Ruth loved going to Mitchell Senior Citizens and she had many friends.

Surviving are her daughters, Connie Sue Pace of Brownstown, Brenda Kay (Ted) LaMar of Roanoke, Virginia, Vickey Lynn Cummings of Bedford, Sandra Gail Prince of Bedford, Nancy Elizabeth (Mark) Love of Oolitic; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; siblings, Cecil Vernon Pemberton of Mitchell, James Matthew Pemberton of Martinsville.

Her parents; husband; grandson, Troy Alan Nicholson; and siblings, Winfred James Pemberton and Lois Evelyn Keeling, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jimmy R. Pounds

Oct. 01, 1931 — Jan. 21, 2021

Jimmy R. Pounds, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

He was born in Clay, Kentucky, the son of Carmel and Evelyn Pounds. He married Ruth Gilliam on Oct. 3, 1954, and she survives. To this union, they were blessed by their daughter, Deborah.

His mother, father and sister, Peggy Sandefur, are deceased.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Deborah; granddaughter, Erika Thomas; and grandson, Tanner Thomas. His extended family includes son-in-law, Bill Weddle, and his daughters, Ashleigh and Aubrei.

He received a BA degree from Evansville College and MS and EDS degrees from Indiana University. He was an educator for 37 years and served as Principal of Bedford Junior High, Needmore Elementary and Tunnelton School.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. His service included 40 months as a radar man aboard the USS McDermut DD677. His military decorations were Good Conduct, National Defense, China Service, Korean Service, United Nation Medals, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Combat Action Ribbon.

He served as a former member of the Bedford City Council, Lions Club, Bedford Urban Enterprise Association, and Education Chairman of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce.

He was a life member of Indiana University Alumni Association, IU Varsity Club, National Association of Destroyer Veterans, and Indiana State Teacher Association.

He attended Highview Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Bedford with pastor and former student, the Rev. Dan Goens, officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded graveside by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the William Huffman Scholarship Fund through the Bedford-North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation.

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

Jack R. Daugherty

March 07, 1939 — Jan. 20, 2021

Jack R. Daugherty, 81 of Orleans, passed away January 20 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

He was Born March 7, 1939 in Pennington Gap, VA to parents, Samuel Ray & Jeanette (Campbell) Daugherty. He married Donna Kerby, April 12, 1974.

Jack was a U.S. Army Veteran and member of Mitchell American Legion Post #250. He was a retired operator for Orange County Highway Department, but for many years since, Jack had been driving a Dump Truck for Flynn and Sons of Bedford.

Survivors include his Wife, Donna Daugherty of Orleans; Sons, Shannon Daugherty of Mitchell, Timothy Scott Daugherty of Valeene; Daughter, Amy Britt of Oak Island NC; 6 Grandchildren; one Great Grandchild; Brothers, Marvin Daugherty of Paoli, Brad Daugherty of Paoli, and Glen Daugherty of Madison; Sisters, Nancy Reynolds of Orleans, and Gloria Anderson of Bedford.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Melvin Daugherty; sister, Geraldine Nodine; Son, Anthony Wayne Daugherty.

Visitation will be from 2-4 PM Saturday, January 23 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will follow at 4 PM at the funeral home. Brother Mike Eads will officiate. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made for funeral expenses to McAdams Mortuary 500 SW First St., Paoli, IN 47454.

McAdams Mortuary is following CDC guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Attendance will be limited to 25 guests at a time. Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (6 ft). If you are showing symptoms of illness (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea) please do not attend. Thank you for your cooperation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mcadamsmortuary.com

Bart Abel

Bart Abel, 50, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

Family and friends are invited to gather virtually at 11 a.m. on Saturday to view a Celebration of Life for Bart Abel here: https://fpcbloomington.online.church/.

The service can also be found on demand, starting Saturday at https://vimeo.com/showcase/fpcbloomingtonspecialservices.

January 22, 2021

Galis Dean Hillenburg

July 26, 1936 — Jan. 20, 2021

Galis Dean Hillenburg, 85, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday January 20, 2021 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on July 26, 1936 in Bedford, Indiana the son of Marshall and Eva (Prince) Hillenberg. He married the love of his life Lois Faye Rife on January 3, 1952 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Galis attended Crossroads Church in Bedford, Indiana. He was a builder in the Monroe County area for over forty years. He was a avid IU fan, he loved gardening and spending time outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Galis is survived by his wife, Lois Hillenburg of Bedford; daughter, Pam (David) Vaughn of Delta, CO; son, Dennis Hillenburg of Bloomington; grandchildren, Micheal (Danielle) Vaughn, Brandon (Crystal) Hillenburg, Summer (David) Thomas, his great grandchildren, Addison, Ella, Meadow, Joshua, and Alexis; and his Sister Lavern Martindale of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Eva; his daughter, Carla Hake; his siblings, Wanita Kinser, Willard Lloyd and Wanda Chandler.

A private funeral service will be held for the family. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday January 25, 2021 at the Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 Bloomington. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements.

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

Jimmy Pounds

Jimmy Pounds, 89, of Bedford, died Thursday, Jan. 21. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 21, 2021

Caryl “Lynn” Byerly

Nov. 27, 1936 — Jan. 17, 2021

Caryl “Lynn” Byerly, 84, of Campbellsburg, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at I.U. Health, Bedford.

She was born on November 27, 1936 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to C.L. and Pauline Comer. She married Dale Byerly on Sept. 1, 1979 and he survives.

Lynn was a homemaker and had previously worked as a beautician. She graduated from Elkhart Central Highschool and had attended Indiana University. Lynn was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Salem, where she has been an active member of the Lutheran Church since childhood and truly loved working with fellow members to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Due to her love of cats, she always supported her local Humane Society. She loved cooking, especially baking.

Surviving to cherish Lynn’s memory are her husband, Dale; one son, Christian (Lori) Schuler; two daughters, Laurie Lin (Wayne) Munden and Maurisa Byerly; six grandchildren, Brooke, Corey, Zachry, Kennedy, Carl and Erich; one great grandchild, Henry Dale Munden; and one brother, Doug (Betty) Comer.

Preceding Lynn in death were her parents; and one daughter, Alice Robinson.

Services for Lynn will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Bedford with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church of Salem and the White River Humane Society.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of and arrangements for Mrs. Byerly.

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

Robert Wilford McNeely

Sept. 16, 1930 — Jan. 20, 2021

Robert Wilford McNeely, 90, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Mitchell Manor, surrounded by loved ones.

Born September 16, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of Harry and Carrie (Nicholson) McNeely. He married Peggy Ann Blanton October 4, 1952.

Robert retired from Carpenter Body Works. He loved his Lord, his family, music, and being in the woods. He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy McNeely of Mitchell; son, Robert Anthony (Sherry) McNeely of Mitchell; daughter, Debra Ann (Kevin) Jenkins of Mitchell; grandchildren, BJ Jones, Denver McNeely, Matthew McNeely, Crystal (Mike)Carman, Cory (Bethany) Rayhill, Craig Rayhill, and Christiana Rayhill-McNeely; great-grandchildren, Madison, Gabby, Macey, Ruger, Cydnee, Chloe, Cevanna, Carsyn, Leighton, Kensi, Elnore, Chance, Cheyenne, Taylor Lynn, Gavin, and Alexis; great-great grandchild, Maybel; sister, Carolyn Sue Patton of San Antonio, Texas.

His parents; granddaughter, Cristen Dawn Rayhill; and sisters, Bonnie Brashier and Virginia Roop, preceded him in death.

Family graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Patrick J. “Pat” Phillips

Oct. 07, 1943 — Jan. 16, 2021

Patrick J. “Pat” Phillips, 77, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1943, in Mitchell, the son of the late Edward and Barbara (Harrison) Phillips.

Pat was a district sales manager for Sargento Cheese Company and retired after 25 years of dedicated service. He was a Master Mason, Shriner and was a United States Navy veteran. Pat enjoyed hunting, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Phillips; brother, Jake Phillips; and sister, Pamela Grimes.

Pat is survived by his loving wife, Cathy (Greenwell) Phillips; daughter, Kimberly Mangan (Brian); son, Kevin Dean Phillips (Andrea); and grandchildren, Zachary Mcallister, Allison Mcallister, Aidan Mangan, Lilianna Mangan, Cody Phillips and Jessie Phillips.

There will be a visitation held from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Friday at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130. A private service will follow with burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Jeffersonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman Lane No. 401, Louisville, Kentucky, 40205.

Elmo Levi Hall

Elmo Levi Hall, 85, of Salem, died Monday, Jan. 18. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Weathers Funeral Home. Service is at noon Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Curtis Ray Sanders

Curtis Ray Sanders, 47, of Shoals, died Sunday, Jan. 17. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service is at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Patricia I. (Hammons) Smith

Patricia I. (Hammons) Smith, 82, of Paoli, died Monday, Jan. 18. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Dennis L. Bishop

Dennis L. Bishop, 66, of Pekin, died Monday, Jan. 18. Visitation will be from 9 am. until the service Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 20, 2021

Ruby Jeannette Wease

Oct. 15, 1932 — Jan. 19, 2021

Ruby Jeannette Wease, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born October 15, 1932, in Hoosier, Illinois, she was the daughter of Huey and Hattie (Rice) Scammahorn. She married Chester Carl Wease April 27, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

Ruby was a homemaker and enjoyed life and traveling. She was a member of the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are her children, Loverta M. Dille of Mitchell, Jerry Wease of Springville; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; sister, Elberta Windhorst of Metropolis, Illinois.

Her parents; husband; son, Larry D. Wease; and siblings, Richard Scammahorn, David Scammahorn, and Ruth Wease, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Illinois.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

William Frances Turk, Sr.

May 24, 1921 — Jan. 19, 2021

William Frances Turk, Sr age 99 of Paoli passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

He was born on May 24, 1921 in Maple Park, Illinois, he was the son of Henry and Marie Turk. He was a 1938 graduate of Maple Park High School, was a veteran of the US Navy in World War II, he retired from Kimball International in 1991, he was instrumental in starting the First Chance Center in Paoli and served on the Board of directors for many years. He married Phyllis Meyers on February 14, 1941 and she preceded him in death on March 24, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, William F. Turk, Jr. and Michael P. Turk of Cincinnati, Ohio, one daughter, Elizabeth J. Baker of Paoli, one brother, James Turk of Maple Park, Illinois, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Kenneth P. Turk and a great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Chance Center in Paoli.

Private graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday January 21, 2021 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Tamica Robertson

March 21, 1980 — Jan. 16, 2021

Tamica Robertson, 40, Bedford, died Saturday.

She was born March 21, 1980, in Anderson, at Saint Johns Hospital.

She loved all kinds of things, especially music, like Tom MacDonald. She enjoyed her grandchildren, especially her recently married daughter, Stormie’s, newborn baby, River. She loved the outdoors and indoors.

Survivors include her parents, EJ Noble (Kennith Alcorn) and Eddie Noble (Lee Ann Anderson); children, Stormie (Christopher) Mayo, Harley Frazier, Michael Frazier and Matthew (Heather Collins) Frazier; sister, Alisha Holman; and grandchildren, Grayson, Koven, Madison, Jayden and River.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Donna Braman (Dalton) Sweigart

July 16, 1925 — Jan. 18, 2021

Donna Braman (Dalton) Sweigart, 95, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 16, 1925, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Roy E. and Pauline (Braman) Dalton. She married William F. Sweigart Aug. 16, 1992, and he preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2006.

Donna B. retired from Public Service Indiana. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1943 and was past president and director of the Mitchell High School Alumni Association. Donna B. was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and had served as treasurer of the Board of Trustees. She was a member of Gamma Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa, was president from 1960-1962 and 1990-1992, and for several years chaired the Candlelight Tour.

In 1972 she was the Persimmon Festival Chairman. Donna B. was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Memorial gifts can be made to the Tri Kappa Scholarship Fund.

Lowell J. Keith

Jan. 04, 1935 — Jan. 19, 2021

Lowell J. Keith, 86, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:14 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his residence.

Born January 4, 1935 in Kidder, KY, he was the son of Travis Keith and Bertha (Owens) Flynn. He retired as a laborer in the Limestone industry.

Survivors include; four children, Patty Keith, of Indianapolis, Amelia Cooper and husband, Greg, Lionel Keith and wife, Julie, all of Bedford, and Cindy Kissinger, of Springville; his companion, Linda Keith, of Mitchell and her children; fourteen grandchildren, Brenda Keith, Kyle Keith and wife, Jerrica, Meghan Carmichael, Marci Sullivan and husband, Ethan, Brandon Umphress, Robert Nathaneil Lee and wife, Shelby Lee, Whitney Nicole Lee, Allen D. Albertson, Misty L. Joyner, Tony J. Mae, James L. Self, Jr., Jamie L. Self, Carmen Hatcher, and James Cornell; twenty-four great grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Keith, of Lexington, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Thelma Morrow, Marie Rogers and Desda Gray; two brothers, Thurman and Johnny Keith; a daughter, Kathy Hatcher; a son, Rickie Keith, two grandsons, Randy and Robert Hatcher.

Private funeral services are planned. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery West.

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

January 19, 2021

Rev. James E. Bundy

June 17, 1933 — Jan. 17, 2021

Rev. James E. Bundy age 87 of Bedford passed away on Sunday January 17 2021 at 5:05 AM at Stonebridge Health campus in Bedford.

He was born on June 17, 1933 in Bedford to Harry and Lena (Elkins) Bundy. He was a 1951 graduate of Fayetteville High School, He married Betty Jo Shaw on March 7, 1958 and she survives.

ames retired after 37 years from Architectural Stone in Bedford, He was a minister for 25 years, pastoring at the Mitchell Church of God, he also owned and operated Bundy’s Furniture in Bedford, he loved to garden, loved animals, loved to be outside and loved his family.

Survivors include his wife Betty Jo Bundy of Bedford, one daughter, Kathy (Keith) Smoot of Bedford and one son, Brad Bundy of Bedford, two grandsons, Kirk (Kayla) Smoot of Evansville and Kraig (Katelynn Dants) Smoot of Bloomington.

James was preceded in death by his parents, one son, James Kevin Bundy, one granddaughter, Kara Smoot, two brothers, Charles Bundy and Herschel Bundy, five sisters, Helen Wagner, Lyoma May, Margaret Blanda, Guy Kern, and Gladys Thorne.

Due to Covid-19, private family funeral services will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Evelyn Doris (Cain) Waite

March 28, 1942 — Jan. 16, 2021

Evelyn Doris Cain Harper Ochs Bugh Waite, 78, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2021 after a courageous battle with Cancer with her daughters by her side.

She was born March 28, 1942 to the late John and Pauline (Quire) Cain and the late George Harper, she is preceded in death by her parents, brother Ron Cain, husband Errol Bugh, husband Al Waite, and her dog Willie.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters Kathy (Alan) Ochs Otte, and Kimberly (Charlie) Ochs Neace, Stepsons Steve (Sue) Bugh, Mike Bugh, brother, Don (Kelly) Cain, sisters Gwen (Rosy) Bolduc, Debora Harper, Pam (Alan) Bidwell, many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, Gary Ochs, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Gal Pals, puppy Willow and countless treasured friends wherever she lived throughout her beautiful life lived to the fullest.

Evelyn was born at home in Louisville. As a child, she enjoyed making paper dolls from Sears Catalogs, listening to stories on the radio, coloring in coloring books, playing outside with friends, reading and studying spelling with sister Gwen, summer breaks with Aunts and Uncles playing on their farms, took tap and ballet lessons, attended Charm and Modeling classes.

At age 16, Evelyn worked at Yale Restaurant, her Dad’s business while attending DuPont Manual High School. She was proud to win “Best dressed” award on Red and White Day. She graduated Manual High School in 1960, she then attended Spencerian Business College.

Evelyn married Gary Ochs in 1962, loved being a mother, was involved with Welcome Wagon, Tri Kappa Sorority and enjoyed being a floral designer at Hirscher’s Flower Shop.

Evelyn married Errol Bugh in 1977, worked at Ford, moved to Georgia, and worked at Flowers by Cheryl. Then she owned and operated Tifton Floral and loved it! She retired and moved back to Louisville to be closer to family.

On a vacation trip to Florida, Evelyn purchased a vacation home. She married Al Waite in 2013, she enjoyed playing cards and dinners with her sisters, aerobics classes, playing Bunco and fun gatherings with her Gal Pals, friends Ruth and Laura, and her puppy Willow.

Evelyn was a life long Christian, already had her wings as an angel here on Earth, and now has her Heavenly wings with her Lord and Savior. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be held on Friday January 22, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford at 11:00 AM, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday January 22, 2021 at Cresthaven Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until service time.

William Richard “Bill” Prewitt

Sept. 01, 1933 — Jan. 14, 2021

William Richard “Bill” Prewitt, 87, of Pekin, formerly of Bedford and Seymour, passed away on Jan. 14, 2021.

Bill was an Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from General Motors in Bedford where he was a die maker.

Bill was born in 1933 to the late William M. Prewitt and Bertha L. (Findley) Prewitt in Seymour.  On Dec. 24, 1951, he married Norma J. Butler who preceded him in death.

On June 23, 2007, Bill married Gerrie Caudill Kaps in Elizabeth.  He was a former member of Valley Mission Nazarene Church in Bedford.

He is survived by his wife Gerrie (Kaps) Prewitt; two children, Jeffery (Terri) Prewitt and Joan (Craig) Bishop; and three stepsons, Jeffery (Dana) Kaps, Brad Kaps and Steve (Karen) Kaps.

Bill enjoyed fishing, kayaking, playing handball and tennis, flying model planes, woodworking and playing his guitar. He loved racing go-karts and did so for many years.

Funeral services will be held at Peter’s Switch Church of the Nazarene at noon on Friday.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at Peter’s Switch Church of the Nazarene, 9528 N County Rd 760 E No. 9165, Seymour.  Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family requests all checks be made payable to Peter’s Switch Church of the Nazarene or Heartland Church of the Nazarene 6901 Old Vincennes Rd, Floyds Knobs.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required before admittance to the church as well as social distancing within the building. We kindly ask that there be no physical contact such as hugs or handshakes to protect staff and the family.  Attendance is limited to 25 people at any given time.

Please visit the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com to leave condolences to the family.

Caryl Byerly

Caryl Byerly, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 17. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Merrill J. “MJ” Kemp

Merrill J. “MJ” Kemp, 91, of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 16. Visitation is 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Helen (Meredith) Walls

Helen (Meredith) Walls, 88, of Scottsburg, died Friday, Jan. 15. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Mary E. (Hughes) Mead

Mary E. (Hughes) Mead, 87, of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 16. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Richard E. Stevens

Richard E. Stevens, 65, of French Lick, died Monday, Jan. 11. Graveside service was Saturday at Sulphur Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

January 18, 2021

Shannon Jon Dougherty

April 21, 1964 — Jan. 17, 2021

Shannon Jon Dougherty, 56, of Bedford, passed away at 12:50 pm on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 21, 1964 in Bedford, he was the son of Carl and Mary (Turpen) Dougherty. He married Pamela Tucker on November 1, 1986 and she survives. He was a retired bus driver for the North Lawrence Community School System. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church and former member of the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department. His grandkids were the love of his life.

Survivors included his wife, Pam, of Bedford; two daughters, Jessica Davis and husband, Josh, of Williams and Lacey Dougherty and fiancé, J. Ford, of Norman; grandchildren, Rylan Davis, Jaedyn, Jax, and Jace Ford; two sisters, Patty Clark and husband, Kenny, and Sheila Brinegar and husband, Larry, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Jim, Carl Lee, and Mike.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, January 22nd at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 21st at the church.

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

Bruce Allen Buzek

May 03, 1954 — Jan. 16, 2021

Bruce Allen Buzek, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, January 16th at Community Hospital North, in Indianapolis.

Born May 03,1954, Bruce was the oldest child of Clyde and Mildred Buzek, Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up, he became an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying camping and boating.

As an aspiring Eagle Scout in high school, Bruce established a Scout troop in rural Indiana dedicated to these two favorite activities.

After graduating from Indiana University, Bloomington, Bruce continued what would become a lifelong interest in building, opening his own business, Buzek Construction, in 1989. Bruce was well respected for construction, design and project management with “his hands and heart”, like his father before him.

Bruce eventually built his own home in the forested land beyond of the city of his business in Bedford, Indiana.

Bruce lived his life for his daughter and grandsons, as well as his family and friends. He was always up for an adventure and loved spending his time in nature, especially with those he loved.

He chose his final resting place nearby at Pinkston Hill, facing west and opening onto the vista he so loved and would visit often.

Bruce is survived by his sister, Sandi Jarboe; brother, Brian Buzek; nephew, Justin Jarboe; great nephew, Silus Jarboe; daughter, Alyssa Prince; son-in law, Josh Prince and two grandsons, Blake and Braxton.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Friends and family are invited to the committal service at 2:00 P.M. at Pinkston Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sycamore Land Trust at https://sycamorelandtrust.org/donate/

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Anita Mayhugh

Feb. 11, 1941 — Jan. 14, 2021

Anita Mayhugh, 79, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital from complications due to COVID and pneumonia.

Born February 11, 1941, in Danville, Kentucky, she was the only child of Reverend Mark and Louise (Loyd) Hamilton. Anita married Chuck Mayhugh in 1961, and they lived in Colorado prior to Anita moving to Bedford, Indiana to care for her parents.

Preceding her in death is her father, Mark Hamilton in 2003, and her mother, Louise Hamilton, just a few months ago, on September 11, 2020.

Anita is survived by her daughters, Chiquita (Mark) Evert and Marquita (Ben) Romero; grandchildren, Kathy (Joey) Anguiano of Fort Collins, Colorado, Tori (Will) Mckechnie of Windsor, Colorado, Nikki (Ray) Ortiz of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Devyn Ewert of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Trevor Ewert of Prior Lake, Minnesota.

She is survived by great-grandsons, Dylan Romero, Izais Anguiano and Westin Mckechnie.

Anita will be deeply missed by all who knew her and she will forever be in our hearts. A special thank you to the staff at IU Paoli, IU Bedford, and IU Bloomington Hospitals for taking excellent care of her and also extending compassion to her daughters in this difficult time.

Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held at a later date when it is safe for us to gather.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

January 16, 2021

Marjorie L. Davis

Aug. 03, 1924 — Jan. 15, 2021

Marjorie L. Davis, 96, of Bedford, died at her residence on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Born August 3, 1924, in Oakland City, Indiana, she was the daughter of Elmer and Edna (Carson) Broglin. She married George E. Davis on October 25, 1946 and he preceded her in death on November 18, 1987.

She was a 1942 graduate of Oolitic High School and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford for over 70 years.

Survivors include her brother Daris Broglin (Nancy) of Bedford; two sons, Kerry Davis (Becky) of Mitchell, Brent Davis (Sun) of Bloomington; three grandchildren, James S. Davis of Mitchell, Trisha Holmes (Chris) of Bedford, Andy Eggleston (Jessica) of Bloomington; four great-grandchildren, Caroline Tam (Josh) of San Francisco, CA, Clayton Holmes, Brett Davis and Andrew Davis all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, John Broglin of Indianpolis; a sister Wilma Maxine (Broglin) Hendricks and her husband Berry of New Orleans, LA.

Private graveside services will be held at Cresthaven Memory Garden. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions can be made out to Grace United Methodist Church.

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

James R. Smith

James R. Smith, 94, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 10. Private family visitation was held at Ferguson-Lee Chapel with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia.  Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Harry Baum

Harry Baum, 80, of Paoli, died Sunday, Jan. 10.   No services are planned at this time.   Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

January 15, 2021

Allen Lee Zehr

Nov. 30, 1935 — Jan. 14, 2021

Allen Lee Zehr, 85, of Bedford died Jan. 14 in Indianapolis Methodist Hospital after a two-week battle with Covid-19.

He was born Nov. 30, 1935 in Foosland, Ill., to Harold and Alma Zehr. On June 22, 1957, he married Carol Miller, and she survives, along with 2 sons: Dr. Sandore Lee (Lisa) Zehr of Bedford, Stuart Douglas (Kendalee) Zehr of Skillman, New Jersey; 1 daughter Stacy Ellen (Mark) Hoffman, of Florissant, Missouri; 6 grandchildren: Kristen(Jeremy), Kelsey(Justin), Adam(Michelle), Krizia, Aaron and Abby; and 5 great-grandchildren: Gibson, Emry, Jarrett, Drake and Maris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, three brothers and three sisters. A sister, Hazel Yoder of Goshen, Ind., survives.

Allen spent his life helping others and was known for his kind, gentle spirit and sense of humor. He was a man of faith, serving with his wife Carol doing mission work in the 1950s in Puerto Rico, where he worked on projects to help increase dairy production and develop agricultural infrastructure to improve the standard of living.

He was a long-time active member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church and active supporter of charitable projects. He was a psychiatric social worker and therapist and worked for many years as director of the Bedford Mental Health Center. He later founded the psychiatric counseling service at Bedford Regional Medical Center, where he worked until retirement.

He was good-natured, well-loved and self-deprecating. He enjoyed spending time with his grand- and great-grandchildren, bragged about his children frequently and savored every phone call, visit, meal and basketball game he shared with them.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Strategic Ministry Partnerships International’s Support for Uganda program, which has struggled to find food during the pandemic. Checks can be made out to SMPI and sent to Grace Christian Fellowship, 300 Timothy Drive, Sturgis, Mich., 49091.

Private family funeral arrangements are entrusted to Cresthaven Funeral Home, entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Vivian L. (Delaney) Johnson

Sept. 25, 1935 — Jan. 12, 2021

Vivian L. (Delaney) Johnson, 85, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her residence.

Born September 25, 1935 in Bedford, she was the daughter of James R. and Edith (Barnett) Delaney. She married Louie Johnson on November 27, 1952 and he preceded her in death. She retired from General Motors after thirty years of service. Prior to that she worked in the office at Philco Ford and in the cosmetic department of Aldens Department Store.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa D. Johnson; her granddaughter, Courtnee Johnson and husband, Casey Montgomery, all of Lawrence Co.; two brothers, Larry Delaney and wife, Ina, of Bedford and James R. Delaney and wife, Patty, of Seattle, WA; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Private graveside services are planned. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Timothy Andrew Meyer

Oct. 22, 1986 — Jan. 12, 2021

Timothy Andrew Meyer, 34, of Spencer, passed away at his mother’s residence on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 after a long battle with Liver Failure.

Tim was born on October 22, 1986 in Bedford, Indiana to Rita Y. Martin and Wayne Meyer. Tim and his family moved to Spencer when he was two. Tim graduated from Owen Valley High School in 2004 with Scholastic Honors, and was a proud member of L.E. Huffman DeMolay in Spencer. Tim attended Indiana University and was on the Deans list. He then received two Associates Degrees from IVY Tech Community College.

Tim worked for many years at Menards in Bloomington where he quickly moved up to a Management position. Tim ended his working days at Lower’s HVAC, due to health concerns.

Tim loved his children, Collin (age 4), Aubree(age 1), more than life itself. Tim also enjoyed cooking, playing golf, watching sports, and was a loyal Cubs and Bills fan. Tim’s best friend and companion of 12 years, his little dog, Addie, was also by his side until the very end.

Tim is survived by his children, mother, siblings, Chad (Darci) Martin, Nathan Martin, Marcus Martin, nieces and nephews, Drew, Reagan, Nolan, Kylie and Alex.

Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Letters and cards may be sent to the family at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer, Indiana 47460.

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

James “Russell” Holt

April 19, 1942 — Jan. 14, 2021

James “Russell” Holt, 78, of Springville, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 19, 1942 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Leo Thomas Holt and Celia May (Covey) Holt. He married Jay Robbins on October 15, 1966, and she survives.

Russell was a concrete finisher and a member of Union Local 741, a member of the Judah Church of Christ and loved gardening, hunting and fishing, hunting mushrooms and spending time with all of his grandchildren.

Surviving Russell in addition to his wife Jay is a daughter, Trena (Gordon) George; a son, John Phillip Holt; two grandchildren, Natasha (Ben) Baker and Jessica George; seven great grandchildren, Emmalee, Aubrey, Jaythan, Ava, Reed, Bryleigh, and Hadley; one great-great grandson, Jakoby; one brother, Robert “Bob” (Elaine) Holt; two sisters, Dixie (Edward) Moore and Linda (John) Davis; sister-in-law, Ann Holt; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Russell in death were his parents; one granddaughter, Rasheal George; and two brothers, Anthony Dale Holt and Frank Holt.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with burial in Judah Cemetery.

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

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of and arrangements for Mr. Holt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judah Cemetery.

Benjamin Rothbauer

Benjamin Rothbauer, 43, of Salem, died Wednesday, Jan. 13.  No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 14, 2021

Harold Gregory

March 29, 1944 — Jan. 10, 2021

Harold Gregory, 76, of Oolitic, passed away at 11:10 am on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his residence.

Born March 29, 1944 in Kentucky, he was the son of George and Dorothy (Root) Gregory. He married Sharon “Sue” Stigall on December 3, 1965 and she survives. He was a retired tool and die maker for General Motors, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of U.A.W. Local #440.

The fall always yielded open hunting season for Harold, an avid hunter of wild game – both big and small. Harold enjoyed spending time outdoors, and hunting was one sport he always looked forward to sharing with others. He enjoyed participating in the sport with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Harold was also an excellent marksman who received many awards for his expertise in hunting. You would be hard-pressed to find a photo of Harold where he was not wearing camouflage and holding up one of his recent trophies.

He was a lifetime member of the White River Bowhunters Club, and in 2008 the Club honored Harold by naming a lake after him, “Gregory Lake.”

Harold also had a passion for education. His passion for teaching and safety while hunting led him to his role as an instructor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hunter’s Education classes. Harold received the “Instructor of the Year” award from the DNR in 2008.
Harold was many things to many people, but his role as father and grandfather was his favorite. He would light up if you asked him about his daughters or grandchildren. Harold was so proud of each of their accomplishments and was excited to share them with others. There is a little piece of Harold in each of his grandchildren that will live on for many years to come.

Survivors include his wife, Sue, of Oolitic; two daughters, Deanna Abel and husband, Brad, of Bedford, and Stephanie Dustin and husband, Josh, of Springville; grandchildren, Whitney Sue Gregory Norman, Joseph “Hunter” Maddox, Tylor J. Maddox, Marissa R. Maddox, and Waylon Chane Gregory Dustin; great grandchildren, Braxten Wayne Gregory Folk, Brecken S. Norman, and Kalvary J.Hayes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Rhonda Sue; a granddaughter, Mollie Chane Dustin; brothers, Eugene and Stanley Gregory.

Private visitation and funeral services are scheduled at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

Leota J. Southern

Leota J. Southern, 94, of the Guthrie Community of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on December 19, 1926, the daughter of Acie and Cloie (Meadows) Deckard. She married Eugene Southern on October 18, 1942 and he preceded her in death February 5, 2001.

Leota was a homemaker and retired from Indiana University. She loved working outside and gardening. She was a wonderful role model to her family and church family, was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and attended Grace Full Gospel Church.

Surviving to cherish Leota’s memory are her daughter, Brenda Cain of Bedford; grandchildren, Tami Downham, Angie (Steve) Gilbert, Ronnie Cain and Mike Cain; great grandchildren, Erin Kirkman, Ashley Kirkman, Kelsey Downham and Brandon Hedrick; great-great grandchildren, Brye Lewis, Leota Kirkman, Ashton Anderson, Paris Anderson and Zander Jones.

Leota was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Edward Deckard, in infancy.

Services will be at noon on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor John Paulus officiating. Burial will follow at Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to the service hour.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

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

Bart Craig Abel

Feb. 23, 1970 — Jan. 10, 2021

The soul of Bart Craig Abel departed this earthly life for a heavenly home on Jan. 10, 2021.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1970, in Bloomington, to Alan and Gayle Abel, who preceded him in death, along with his infant sister, Ambrea.

He is survived by his wife, Brandy; children, Abigail, Paige and Ty; his fur babies, Mumford, Avett and Ketch; as well as his brother, Bryson (Ashley); and nieces, Elise and Mia.

Bart graduated from Edgewood High School and became a master electrician. He was employed as a Project Superintendent with Cassady Electric and most recently as I&E Facilities Supervisor with Hoosier Energy REC, Inc.

Bart was an avid sports and music fan, a committed golfer, a grill master and a jack of all trades. There wasn’t a remodeling project or repair that he couldn’t and wouldn’t ably (no pun intended) tackle at his own home or those of his family and friends.

Most importantly, in the way he lived his all-too-short life, Bart defined what it means to be a dedicated husband and father. He always put his family first. When Brandy, a first-grade teacher, needed something constructed for her classroom, Bart made it. He never failed to attend a cross country meet, high school golf match, boys’ basketball game, or Music Warehouse performance in which his children participated. He not only appeared at those events, as many parents do, but gave considerably of his time and talents to support school sponsored events by constructing and maintaining the cross country course, coaching and scoring basketball games, building sets for Music Warehouse and countless other contributions.

The phrase “he was a genuinely good man who loved his family” is how all those who knew and loved him will remember him.

Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to the Edgewood High School Athletic Department — Cross Country.

January 13, 2021

Janice Ann Jones

Oct. 17, 1933 — Jan. 12, 2021

Janice Ann “Tooker” Jones, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at her residence.

Born October 17, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Cedric Smith and Rowena (Barnes) Smith Reuter. She married Charles Robert “PeeWee” Jones March 18, 1951, and he preceded her in death February 24, 2007.

Janice retired from Revco with 16 ½ years of service. She assisted Adrienne Clouse with Brownie Scouts. Janice graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Janice loved her grandkids and her great grandkids were a blessing.

Surviving are her daughter, Terri Lynn (Paul) Brown, of Mitchell; grandchildren, Benjamin Joseph “BJ” (Jenny) Jones, Tobie Ann Rogers, and Todd Alan Rogers; step grandchildren, Matt (Ana) Brown and Adam (Shannon) Brown; great grandchildren, Emma Addison Rogers and Evan Alan Rogers; step great grandchildren, Alex, Aktyn, Westyn, Maddie, Nate, Taylor Lynn, Gavin, and Alexis; step great-great grandchild, Maybel; sister, Brenda (Reuter) Gaines of Kokomo.

Her parents; stepfather, Ervin Reuter; husband; and son, Barry Ray Jones, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 18, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Private graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorial Gifts: Hoosier Uplands Hospice

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jerry Anderson

July 14, 1936 — Jan. 09, 2021

Jerry Anderson, 84, of Springville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 14, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Chester Earl and Lillian Madeline (Staggs) Anderson.

Jerry was a machinist for Otis Elevator and attended Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Surviving relatives include: three brothers, Larry Anderson (Darnell) of Bedford, Darrell Wayne Anderson (Pam) of Springville and Farrell Blayne Anderson (Judy) of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Louise Anderson, on Feb. 25, 2015; and his parents.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Robert Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Newark Cemetery in rural Solsberry.

Public visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and for one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19 protocol, a maximum of 25 people are allowed in the building at a time during visitation and funeral service. Masks/face coverings will be required.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church.

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

Ronald “Gene” Treanor

March 26, 1936 — Jan. 12, 2021

Ronald “Gene” Treanor, 84, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at I.U. Health Hospital, Bloomington. He was the foster child of Herb and Ada Underwood.

Gene married Elizabeth “Sue” LeRoy on Nov. 7, 1955 and she survives.

Gene was a presser at various dry-cleaning businesses, a member of Gullett’s Creek Baptist Church, the Moose Lodge of Blooomington, and a past member of Lawrence County Archery Club. He loved woodworking, hunting, fishing and bowling.

Surviving to cherish Gene’s memory are his wife, Sue of Bedford; one son, Danny Treanor; six grandchildren, Donna Treanor, Revah “Annie” Milroy, Tiffany Treanor, Heather Treanor, Benjamin Treanor and Logan Treanor; three great grandchildren, Danny, Casen and Rachel.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Donald Treanor and Kenny Treanor.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15th at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday, 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. The family requests that masks be worn.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes have been entrusted with arrangements.

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

Marilyn Ann Taylor

March 19, 1944 — Jan. 10, 2021

Marilyn Ann Taylor, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 8:13 pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 19, 1944 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Richard J. and Frances Louise (Snow) Fields. She married Don Lester Taylor on August 29, 1970 and he survives. She was a factory worker at General Electric and others.

Survivors include her husband, Don, of Bedford; a daughter, Debra Taylor and husband, Ernie, of Bedford; a son, Michael Taylor and wife, Lisa, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Joshua Taylor, of Bedford, Meghan Evers, of Greencastle, Alyssa Charles and husband, Kane, of Bedford, Jordan Taylor, of Bedford, Breanna Gary and husband, Timmy, of Bedford, and Dalton Taylor, of Bedford; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Shipwash and Mary Jerrells, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a granddaughter, Amanda Taylor.

Private visitation and services are scheduled at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Church Cemetery.

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

James R. Smith

James R. Smith, 94, of Bedford, died Sunday, Jan. 10. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Martha Leona (Farrell) Lumley

Martha Leona (Farrell) Lumley, 90, of Hardinsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 10. Services will be private. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Willie E. Maness

Willie E. Maness, 56, of Medora, died Monday, Jan. 11.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the Weathers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 12, 2021

Janet D. Vaught

May 26, 1931 — Jan. 09, 2021

Janet D. Vaught, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 1:05 AM on January 9, 2021 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN.

She was born in Somerset, KY on May 26, 1931, to Roy and Rosa Stone. On June 4, 1949, she married Leonard Vaught. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in 2020. He preceded her in death on December 5th, 2020.

She attended schools in Somerset and graduated from Eubank High School in 1949. Janet was a member of the Orleans Christian Church where she served on many committees, in the church choir and kept the financial records.

She was a past member of the Phi Beta Psi, Women’s Club and was a Girl Scout Leader. She was employed by the Orange County Bank in Paoli for several years as a bookkeeper and bank teller.

She loved the community of Orleans where you could find her at most events and school activities with her husband, Leonard.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Gass (John) of Mitchell and Pamela Vaught of Austin, Texas; two grandsons, Ryan Gass of Louisville, KY and Alan Gass of Greenville, SC; and two great grandchildren, June and Miles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions can be made in Janet’s memory to the Leonard and Janet Vaught Scholarship Fund through the Orange County Community Foundation.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service and burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans on Tuesday, January 12 with Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.ochstetrick.net

January 11, 2021

Marilyn Ann Taylor

March 19, 1944 — Jan. 10, 2021

Marilyn Ann Taylor, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 8:13 pm on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 19, 1944 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Richard J. and Frances Louise (Snow) Fields. She married Don Lester Taylor on August 29, 1970 and he survives. She was a factory worker at General Electric and others.

Survivors include her husband, Don, of Bedford; a daughter, Debra Taylor and husband, Ernie, of Bedford; a son, Michael Taylor and wife, Lisa, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Joshua Taylor, of Bedford, Meghan Evers, of Greencastle, Alyssa Charles and husband, Kane, of Bedford, Jordan Taylor, of Bedford, Breanna Gary and husband, Timmy, of Bedford, and Dalton Taylor, of Bedford; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Shipwash and Mary Jerrells, both of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a granddaughter, Amanda Taylor.

Private visitation and services are scheduled at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Church Cemetery.

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

Joyce M. Trinkle

Jan. 15, 1939 — Jan. 09, 2021

Joyce M. Trinkle, 81, of Springville, died at 12:09 pm on January 9, 2021 at Monroe Hospital.

Born January 15, 1939 in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Albert N. and Dorothy P. (Mattingly) Rose. She was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. Joyce loved the Smoky Mountains.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Morron and husband Bradley of Springville, Cindy Smale and husband Rick of North Carolina; eleven grandchildren, Tara, Kendall, Jessica, Amy, Josh, Stewart, Dawson, Meredith, Kristin, Rachel, and Kinsey; fifteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and three brothers, Harold “Butch” Rose and wife Peggy of Bloomington, Wayne Rose and wife Marcia of Bedford, and Bruce Rose and wife Catherine of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, W. Bradley; and two brothers Bob and Jimmy Rose.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 14th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church, with Pastors Taylor Brown and Tim Day officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am on Thursday, January 14th until the hour of service at Bartlettsville Christian Church.

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

Warren “Popcorn” R. Chambers

Aug. 26, 1941 — Jan. 06, 2021

Warren “Popcorn” R. Chambers, 79 of Bloomington passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

He was born in Bloomington to Harry and Doris (Beck) Chambers on August 26, 1941. He proudly and honorably served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. After the military, Warren married the love of his life, Sharon Kay Chambers on February 29, 1964 and they started their family.

He retired after 40 years of Union Service with UA Local 136 Plumbers and Steamfitters. Warren enjoyed golf and playing euchre, rummy and other card games with his family and friends. He was very social always taking the time to share a story and discuss the days events. Warren always thought of others before himself, helping many people throughout his life and could always be counted on to help.

He was a member of the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post Number 33, the Bloomington VFW Post Number 604, the AMVETS Post Number 2000 in Bloomington and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

Warren is survived by his Loving Wife, Sharon Kay Chambers; Two Daughters, Dona (Mike) Cornman and Alita (Jim) Hornick all of Ellettsville; Son, Brandon (Susan) Chambers of Ellettsville; Six Grandchildren, Mallory (Alex) Sylvester of Indianapolis, Megan Cornman of Indianapolis, Tyler Hornick, Celine Hornick, Dylan Chambers, and Boston Chambers all of Ellettsville; Great-Grandson, Henry Sylvester and Sister, Darlene Thompson of California.

He was preceded in death by Sister, Gayle Dugans; Father, Harry Chambers; and Mother, Doris Chambers.

Funeral Services will be Private with Military Honors conducted by the Monroe County Honor Guard. Entombment will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Chandler Funeral Home-Ellettsville Chapel is assisting with arrangements..

Share condolences, memories and more with Warren’s family by visiting his tribute page at www.chandlerfh.com

Helen J. (Smith) York

June 25, 1923 — Jan. 10, 2021

Helen J. “Honey-Poo” York, 97, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 25, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Freeman) Smith. She married Marvin Byrns York September 24, 1942, and he preceded her in death June 6, 2013.

Helen retired from the Lawrence County Veteran Affairs office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Janet York of Mitchell; granddaughters, Carabeth (Ed) Grubb of Mitchell, Ashlea Jackson of Mitchell; great grandchildren, Taylor (Justin) Baker and Caeden Jackson; great-great granddaughter, Coda Jackson.

Her parents; son, M. Keith York; great-great granddaughter, Madison Baker; and sister, Violet McMahan, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Marty Lee Collins

Marty Lee Collins, 52, of Salem, died Friday, Jan. 8. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Monday at the Weathers Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 10, 2021

Nancy Marie Ragsdale

Dec. 12, 1937 — Jan. 07, 2021

Nancy Marie Ragsdale, 83, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 12, 1937 in Bedford, she was the daughter Warren and Leona (Drehobl) Sheeks. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1955. Nancy worked in the Limestone industry for 47 years, working first at Heltonville Limestone and then at Architectural Stone Sales from where she retired. After retirement, Nancy worked part time as a people greeter at Walmart for ten years. She was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Nancy include, her daughter and son-in-law, Kim (Ragsdale) and Mark Daugherty; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Julie Ragsdale; four grandchildren, Megan (Bunch) and Brian Griffin, Ashley Bunch, Christopher Bunch, and Joshua Ragsdale; two great-grandchildren, Jaxom Griffin and Charlotte Griffin; one sister, Maralou (Sheeks) Whelan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Clifford Whelan.

Funeral services for Nancy Marie Ragsdale will be at 11am on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The arrangements for Nancy Ragsdale have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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

Ellen Marie (Owens) Settle

March 26, 1928 — Dec. 29, 2020

Ellen Marie (Owens) Settle passed away on December 29, 2020.

Marie was born on March 26, 1928 to Obediah Owens and Edna (Butler) Owens in Lawrence County, Indiana. She had an older brother Dr. Walter Owens, and a younger sister Ruth Ramsey Miller.

Marie graduated from Heltonville High School, but called Bloomington her home for the last 62 years.

Marie inherited the gardening gene from her father, and cooking skills from her mother. Home grown vegetables and fruit were a part of almost every meal when her kids were growing up. One of her many specialties was vegetable soup. All she had to do was open the refrigerator. She also loved to bake, and shared her creations freely. Camping and fishing for bluegill, cruising to Alaska and the western Caribbean, and a driving trip across the United States were some of the many highlights of her long life.

After the kids got a good start in life, she began working with her husband Victor Settle as bookkeeper in his jewelry business. She continued with that job until late in life.

Victor preceded her in death in 2006, then their oldest child Steve passed in 2018.

She leaves behind daughters Joanna Howe (Richard) and Barbara Hays (Rob), and son John Settle-Corbin, also grandchildren Greg Settle (Regina), Marcy Settle, Angie Hickman (Scott), Brandi Liford (Kenny), Patrick Howe (Erin), and Christy Settle-Gray (Brandon).

Today, her family includes twelve great-grandkids, and three great-great-grandkids. Looking at the group photo taken at their 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration in 1996, Marie remarked to Victor, “Do you realize that we are responsible for all this?”

Due to COVID, Marie’s memorial service will be delayed until spring. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with arrangements.

Share condolences, memories and more with Ellen’s family at www.chandlerfh.com

Steve L. Coulter

April 03, 1949 — Jan. 08, 2021

Steve L. Coulter, 71, of Bedford, died at 11:35 am, January 8, 2021 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 3, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Earl Coulter Jr. and Ruby (Beasley) Coulter. He married Diane Cox on July 26, 1969 and she survives. Steve retired from NSWC Crane as a supervisory electronic technician. He was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Diane of Bedford; one son, Cody Coulter, and his wife Heather of Bedford; three grandchildren, Elexis, Logan, and Owen Coulter; one brother, Robert Coulter, of Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Paul “Sonny” Coulter and Larry Coulter.

Private funeral services will take place in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

A private visitation is also scheduled.

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

Robert William Kent, Jr.

Dec. 18, 1935 — Jan. 08, 2021

Robert William Kent, Jr. was born December 18, 1935 to Mary Frances Kent (née Treadway) and Robert William Kent, Sr. in Mitchell, IN. He was their second child, and would be the eldest son of nine siblings. Robert went by many names in life. He was called Buddy at home by his parents and siblings, Bob at school, work, and among friends, and often just Kent by his wife, sons, and grandchildren.

Bob lived in Mitchell nearly his entire life. He attended Riley Elementary, Burris Junior High School, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954.

After high school he enrolled in the Air Force. He did his basic training in St. Louis, MO and then spent the next four years as a radio repairman at duty stations in New York and Florida.  After completing his four years of service, Bob returned to his hometown. Over the next several years he worked at Travelers and Sarkes Tarzian before getting on at the GM plant in 1963, where he worked until his retirement in 2004.

In 1967, Bob met the woman who would become his wife, Carole Sue (née Brown), to whom he would be married for 52 beautiful years. Upon marrying Carole, or Suse as he called her, Bob also became a father to Joey D Randolph. Nine months later they welcomed son Layne Clark (Amber). Then several years later they welcome their youngest, Kyle Robert.

During his long life, Bob had many interests and was involved in many organizations in his community. He was an active member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church, teaching Sunday school, ushering during services, serving on committees, mowing the grass weekly, and assisting with the food pantry.  When his children were young, Bob was also a Cub Scout leader and coached several youth sports teams, during which he had an influence on the lives of many local youth who still remember him fondly.

Bob was also very active, he loved to play ping-pong in the basement with his kids, spent a few years on a local bowling team, and played on several softball teams where he routinely hit home runs during the church league games. But Bob was never very competitive. It never seemed to bother him to lose, because he just enjoyed playing.

Bob was also an avid sports spectator. He spent nearly every Sunday afternoon watching NASCAR, rooting on his favorite drivers, Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson. He enjoyed attending baseball games, and his favorite all time baseball player was Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He followed some professional sports teams, but he was the most devoted fan and fervent follower of Mitchell Bluejackets basketball and football teams, which is why you would often find him in the bleachers at home games even long after his own kids had left the house. But his favorite physical activity was walking. Bob probably walked thousands of miles around Mitchell visiting with family and friends. For several years he spent nearly every evening walking with his siblings and other relatives around Spring Mill State Park. Even up until the last month of his life, Bob was walking 4-5 miles a day around the hometown he loved so much.

One of Bob’s favorite past-times was shopping with his wife. He especially enjoyed their many trips to the Louisville flea market, Kmart, and Kohl’s. Bob also enjoyed reading cowboy books. His favorite authors were Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey. He also loved music. He enjoyed old country and western music and church hymns, and he always bragged about all of the times he saw Elvis Presley in concert while in the service. But his favorite was Christmas music, which he often listened to year round. Bob really loved Christmas, and for years his house had the biggest display of Christmas lights and decorations in all of Mitchell.

Bob is survived by his wife Carole Sue (née Brown), his three sons Joey D Randolph (Sharon), Layne Clark (Amber), Kyle Robert, his four grandchildren Nicklas, David, Samuel, and Gisele, his six siblings Agatha Kimble, Joe, Roger (Brenda Hardy), David (Wilma Sage), Regina Long (Bob), and Donnie, as well as a huge extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, as well as his sisters Ruth and Leona.

Bob’s family would like to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Baptist Floyd Hospital in New Albany who took such amazing care of him during the final days of his life.

Bob will be laid to rest during a private graveside service at Mitchell City Cemetery on Tuesday, January 12, with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will be holding a Celebration of Life later this year that will be open to everyone who knew and loved him.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Wesleyan Church or dementiasociety.org/donate

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

January 09, 2021

Angela B. Survance

Oct. 16, 1964 — Jan. 06, 2021

Angela B. Survance, 56, of Bedford, passed away at 11:09 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital.

Born October 16, 1964, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Everett “Pat” and Iris Jean (Walters) Terry. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant.

Survivors include a sister, Patty Walls; a brother, Mike Terry; children, Amy, Ryan, and Tana; grandchildren, Taylor, Carter, Allyson, Mason, Jayla, Jade, Jazlynn, Jordan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Angela’s wishes were to be cremated.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Assoc.

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

Patti Sue Kirk

March 24, 1959 — Jan. 06, 2021

Patti Sue Kirk, 61, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at her residence.

Born March 24, 1959, in Gary, she was the daughter of Clarence Kirk and Carol (Alexander) Kirk Winkler.

Patti was salutatorian of the Mitchell High School Class of 1977. She was manager and owner of Little Italy in Mitchell. Patti retired in 2017 from Michaels in Bloomington where she was part of the management team.

She loved reading, doing crafts, and had been busy making masks for the COVID-19 pandemic. Patti was an avid pet lover, especially cats.

Surviving are her brothers, Brian (Carol) Kirk of St. Elizabeth, Missouri, Phillip (Angela) Kirk of Napa, California; step sister, Kathy Moffatt of Mitchell; step brother, David Winkler of Bedford; with several nieces and nephews left behind.

Her parents and stepfather, Herald Winkler, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Following COVID-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Attendance will be limited to no more than 25 guests at a time. The service will be live-streamed via the funeral home’s Facebook page.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Dennis “Dean” Sargent

Dec. 03, 1948 — Jan. 06, 2021

Dennis “Dean” Sargent, 72, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements. A Private burial will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

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

Stephen Loughrey

Stephen Loughrey , 79, of Campbellsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 7th. Visitation will be held from 11 am. until the service on Tuesday at Mount Tabor Christian Church. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Helen (Pridemore) Shipman

Helen (Pridemore) Shipman, 89, of French Lick, died Wednesday, Jan. 6th. A graveside ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements by Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

January 08, 2021

Ruth E. Edwards Padgett

Feb. 19, 1947 — Jan. 04, 2021

Ruth E. Edwards Padgett, 73, of Bedford, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at Plainfield Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Lawrence County to Roberta (Barrett) and Perry Edwards. She married Louis Padgett on Nov. 7, 1970 and he preceded her in death.

Ruth was a graduate of Bedford High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Education at Indiana State University and her master’s degree at Indiana University. She was a teacher at St. De Paul School in Bedford.

Ruth was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and St. Thomas More Church of Mooresville, Indiana. She loved teaching, playing piano and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Ruth are her daughters, Elizabeth (Benjamin) Craig and Meg Jackey; son, Joe Padgett; grandchildren, Calvin Craig and Elliot Craig; brother, Perry David (Brenda) Edwards; sister, Mary Edwards; and nephews, Michael Edwards and Justin (Autumn) Marshall.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Louis John Padgett, Jr., at birth.

A private family service will be held Monday, Jan. 11th, with Deacon David Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul School.

Services for Ruth have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Jack D. Goen

June 11, 1943 — Jan. 07, 2021

Jack D. Goen, 78, of Bedford, passed away at 1:10 am on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at I.U. Health Hospice in Bloomington.

Born June 11, 1943 in Bedford, he was the son of Paul and Clorine (Lee) Goen. He was a truck driver for General Motors for forty years. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440. He was an avid Dodger’s fan and loved sports and his family.

Survivors include a sister, Judy Thurman, of Oolitic; a sister-in-law, Debbie Goen, of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Deanna Riggle (Reece), Wes Brown, Gavin Brown, and Byron Goen, all of Bedford; great nieces and nephews, Shelby Riggle, Rehn Riggle, Shiley Riggle, Zach Brown, Gunnar Brown, Gracie Brown, and Jackie Brown; a great great nephew, Rowen Riggle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Goen and William Dean Goen (in infancy).

Per Jack’s wishes, no service or visitation is planned. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Jack’s name.

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

Loretta Sharon Wickenhauser

Jan. 31, 1947 — Jan. 06, 2021

Loretta Sharon Wickenhauser was born in Poplar Bluff, MO on January 31, 1947 to Oscar William and Mary Celestia Smith of Dexter, Missouri and departed this life on January 6, 2021 as a resident of Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Raised in Dexter, MO, Loretta was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and later the Bernie Church of Christ.

Loretta was a Dexter resident until 2005 when she moved to Indiana to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She enjoyed many years working in hospitality at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus, IN until retirement when she moved to Bedford to be closer to her daughter. Loretta was a social person and kind to everyone she met. She battled breast cancer in 2009 and as a result of the care she received, Loretta devoted her spare time to volunteering at the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.

Thank you to the staff at Stonebridge Health Campus for the care and support throughout her stay. As a resident there she enjoyed interacting with staff and playing hallway bingo.

Loretta is survived by one daughter Mary Braden and husband Daniel of Bedford, IN; one son Mark Wickenhauser and fiancé Rose Morgan of Memphis, TN; one sister Pat Hessling and husband Ronnie of Dexter, MO and one brother Ishmael Smith of Dexter, MO. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Bethany Miller of Indianapolis, IN and Macy Miller of Bedford, IN and also her great grand-dog Rosie Jane.

Loretta was preceded in death by her mother Mary Celestia and father Oscar Smith; two sisters, Betty Ruth and Ella Mae Smith, one brother Jim Smith and his wife Martha, and sister-in-law Angie Smith.

A private service will be held in Dexter Missouri at a later date TBD.   Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

Dennis Dean Sargent

Dennis Dean Sargent, 72, of Bedford, died Wednesday, Jan. 6. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Marilyn Sue (McClintock) Jones

Marilyn Sue (McClintock) Jones, 84, of Shoals, died Friday, Jan. 1. Visitation will be from 9-11 &in. Monday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 07, 2021

Lucy M. Collins

March 08, 1930 — Jan. 06, 2021

Lucy M. Collins age 90 of Bedford passed away at 12:18 PM at IU Health in Bedford on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

She was born March 8, 1930 in Laurel County, Kentucky to Ed and Mary Gross. Lucy worked for 25 years at RCA in Bloomington and then she did home health taking care of “older people” some younger than her. She attended Bedford Assembly of God and Shiloh Church at Eureka.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (George) Bundy, one son, Douglas (Dolores) Collins, eight grandchildren, Will (Jean) Bundy, Elizabeth Poe, Lindy (Mitzi) King, Christina Collins, Jan Mills, Janet Waite, Larry (Bonnie) Abel and Donna Webb, seven great grandchildren, Lily Bundy, Harper and Hudson Collins, Dylan and Riley Mills, Brittney Davidson and Blaine Webster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Estel Collins. One son, Ronnie Collins, six brothers, George, Jim, Will, Everett, Henry and Thea, two sisters Ethel Gregory and Kate Cheek.

Funeral services will be on Friday January 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Robert “Bob” Drehobl

June 30, 1930 — Jan. 04, 2021

Robert “Bob” Drehobl, 90, of Bedford, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born June 30, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to Vincent F. and Mary A. (Bratcher) Drehobl. He married Beverly Barry on January 24, 1959 at St.Vincent de Paul Church in Bedford, Indiana and she survives.

Bob graduated from Bedford High School, class of 1948, earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Indiana University and his master’s degree in Science from Indiana State University. Bob was a U. S. Navy veteran. He taught drafting at Bedford North-Lawrence Vocational School until he retired from teaching. He then was an owner of a stone mill in Bedford until his final retirement.

Bob was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a 4th degree Patriotic Knight of Columbus, a volunteer for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and past member of the Lawrence County Council. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving to cherish Bob’s memory are his wife, Beverly of Bedford; one daughter, Theresa (Bill) Mason of Bend, OR; two sons, Steve (Dawn) Drehobl of Phoenix,AZ and Mike (Kristy) Drehobl of Milwaukee, WI; six grandchildren, Bryce Mason and Elissa Sander, Michael and Emma Drehobl, Jacob and Erin Drehobl; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Albert Drehobl; and one sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Breidenbach.

A rosary service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Father Jegan Peter and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow with military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Becky’s Place or the Men’s Warming Shelter.

Services for Robert have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Lessie Rae Smith

Jan. 05, 1930 — Jan. 04, 2021

Lessie Rae Smith, 90, of Bedford, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Bloomington.

She was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Armilda, West Virginia to Mable (Moses) and Virgil Mills. She married Robert L. Napier and he preceded her in death. She then married James Ray Smith and he survives.

Lessie graduated from Wayne High School, in Wayne, West Virginia, was Deputy Assessor of Wayne County, West Virginia and attended First Baptist Church of Bedford.

Surviving to cherish Lessie’s memory are her husband, James of Bedford; son, Nickie Lee (Donna) Napier of Bedford; granddaughter, DeAndrea Napier Sargent of Hope, Indiana; great grandchildren, Aunaka Wasil, Simeon Wasil and Jackson Sargent; grandson, Christopher (Amy) Napier of Bedford; great grandchildren, Landon and Gracie Hopkins; daughter, Rosemary (Gregory) Stanley of Bedford; grandson, Jesse (Marie) Stanley of Bedford; great grandson, Ethan Stanley; grandson, Jay (Kelli) Stanley of Manhattan, Montana; great grandchildren, Calvin, Amos, Bernadette, Elwood, Delilah and Fletcher Stanley; and granddaughter Jade Stanley of Bedford; brother, Kenneth James Mills of Wayne, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Lessie was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert L. Napier; and brother, Donald Wilson Mills of Wayne, West Virginia.

A graveside service for Lessie will be held at 1:00 p.m., Jan. 8, 2021 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Keith Wiebe, Jr. officiating.

Services for Lessie Rae Smith have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Carolyn J. (Collier) Williams

Carolyn J. (Collier) Williams, 81, of Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 5. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 06, 2021

Evalyn Shaw Eastwood

Nov. 06, 1923 — Jan. 05, 2021

Evalyn Shaw Eastwood age 97 of Bedford passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. She was born on November 6, 1923 to William Van Hook and Arta (Berry) Shaw in Ocean City, New Jersey. Her family moved to Millville, New Jersey when she was 7.

She met her husband, Arthur R. Eastwood, whom preceded her in death, when he was stationed at the Army Air Force Base in Millville during World War II. They married on December 3, 1943.

They have three children, Arthur R. (Judy) Eastwood, Jr. of Winter Springs, Florida, Linda Eastwood (Bill) Schoonmaker of Bedford, Indiana and Wendy Eastwood (Linc) Armington of Millville, New Jersey, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Her brother, William Shaw preceded her in death.

Evalyn and Art lived in Millville until 1956 when Art transferred to North Olmstead, Ohio. They lived in Ohio for a little over five years and returned to Millville, where they lived until moving to Bedford in their later years.

Evalyn was active in her church while her children were in school, teaching 3rd grade Sunday School for many years. When in Ohio she was secretary/treasurer of the PTA. She worked many years as bookkeeper/office manager at L.G. Nester’s in Millville and retired from there.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed painting ceramics and working crossword puzzles. She and her husband joined the First United Methodist Church in Bedford where she was a member and participated in Sunday School and the United Methodist Women, she also enjoyed taking trips with the Happy Travelers.

Evalyn was a good wife and mother. She stayed at home with her children until her youngest was in 4th grade and then went back to work. She was a very dependable and hard worker. She remained active until she moved in with her daughter Linda and then to Stonebridge in 2019. She had a good, long life and had a family who loved her very much, and who thanks God that she passed away peacefully.

We would like to thank Stonebridge for her excellent care, she loved her room, and doing her exercises and playing Bingo.

Private services will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Thursday January 7, 2021 and her entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens; a memorial service may be held at a later date.

Donations may be made the service to others fund at the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 84, Bedford, Indiana 47421 or the Millville Air Force Museum in Millville, New Jersey

Ruth E. (Edwards) Padgett

Ruth E. (Edwards) Padgett, 73, of Plainfield, died Monday, Jan. 4. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes of Bedford.

Betty Jo Boyd

Betty Jo Boyd, 48, of Mitchell, died Sunday, Jan. 3. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Sureshchandra Patel

Sureshchandra Patel, 64, of Bedford, died Thursday, Dec. 31. Services were held on Jan. 2. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ruth Irene (Bowman) Montgomery

Ruth Irene (Bowman) Montgomery, 91, of Seymour, died Sunday, Jan. 3. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. today at Reddington Christian Church. Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour.

Robert “Bob” Drehobl

Robert “Bob” Drehobl, 90, of Bloomington, died Monday, Jan. 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson, 88, of West Baden Springs, died Friday, Jan. 1. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

John W. Lucas

John W. Lucas, 61, of Shoals, died Monday, Jan. 4. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel. Service will be at noon on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 05, 2021

Marlene K. Hardwick

Aug. 05, 1941 — Jan. 02, 2021

Marlene K. Hardwick, 79, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, January 2nd at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 5, 1941 in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Earl Lockenour and Ruby (Martin) Padgett. She married Marvin Hardwick on August 7, 1955 and he preceded her in death on December 16, 2012.

Marlene was a graduate of Huron High School, had worked for RCA and M. Fine and Son’s, and was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church in Needmore. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Marlene include her son, Tom (Brenda) Hardwick of Mitchell; two daughters, Debbie Kern of Bedford and Sharlene (John) Anderson of Avoca; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin; brother, Howard Padgett; and one granddaughter, Amanda K. Hardwick.

Funeral services for Marlene K. Hardwick will be Friday, January 8 at 10am at The Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Nathan King officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-10am Friday at Ferguson-Lee.

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

Lloyd E. Norman

May 01, 1945 — Jan. 02, 2021

Lloyd E. Norman, 75, of Bedford, passed away on Jan. 2, 2021 at his residence.

Lloyd was born May 1, 1945, in Heltonville, to Millard Earl and Martha Ann (Morgan) Norman. He married Lynette and she survives.

Lloyd was a graduate of Heltonville High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was owner and operator of Hoosier Cut Stone, a member of American Legion Gillen Post #33 and the Masonic Lodge of Bedford.

Surviving to cherish Lloyd’s memory are his wife, Lynettte of Bedford; one daughter, Janeane Walls of Bedford; one son, Charles Batman of Bedford; three step-daughters, Lisa Batman of Bedford, Lana Batman of Heltonville and J.J. Norris of Bedford; stepson, Scott Sullivan of Bedford; ten grandchildren, Ethan Sullivan, Jarrod Hicks, Haley Armstrong, Channlor Engleking, Bruce Engleking, Gauge Engleking, Cydnee Wright, Marlee Wright, Hayden Wright and Lincoln Wright; and several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Lloyd Norman will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Bro. Kenneth Allen officiating. Calling hours will be from noon to the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery.

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

Norma Jean Turner

June 23, 1936 — Jan. 01, 2021

Norma Jean Turner age 84 of Bedford passed away on January 1, 2021 at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born on June 23, 1936 in Casey County, Kentucky to William Coy and Ollie (McFarland) Gibson. Norma married George Turner in Miami, Florida on September 8, 1972 and he preceded her in death. She was a salesperson and caregiver, her hobbies included doll maker, photography, painting and writing, she was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple.

Survivors include two sisters, Betty Buck of Bedford and Rachel Estep of Johnson City, Tennessee, one brother, William Stafford of Bradfordsville, Kentucky, four half- brothers, Onie, David, Gary, and Danny.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George Turner, sisters, Josephine, Barbara, Sylvia, and half-brother, Lonnie

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of her life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

James Bruce Carrico

Aug. 05, 1957 — Jan. 04, 2021

James Bruce Carrico age 63 of Bedford passed away on Monday January 4, 2021 at 1:10 AM at his residence.

He was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on August 5, 1957 to James Leo Carrico and Patricia Ann (Brown) Carrico. He was retired from Visteon in Bedford. He was a family man, loved his kids and grandkids and the Fighting Irish!

Survivors include his children, Patricia Carrico, Beth Carrico (Daniel) Purcell, Summer Brooke Carrico and James Rhett Carrico, two sisters, Michelle (Brett) Johnson and Stephanie (Luke) Lawson, grandchildren, Emily Carrico, Annie Tipton, Preston Lagle, Chloe Carrico, Katherine Carrico, Trinti Cassidy, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Patricia Carrico, granddaughter, Tabatha Cassidy

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Lawrence County Cancer Patients. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

Lessie R. Smith

Lessie R. Smith, 90, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc.

Patricia R. (Medlock) Stalker

Patricia R. (Medlock) Stalker, 81, of Bedford, died Friday, Jan. 1. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial to follow at Patton Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Pamela Susan (Piontek) Colglazier

Pamela Susan (Piontek) Colglazier, 68, of Salem, died Saturday, Jan. 2. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

John Lucas

John Lucas, 61, of Shoals, died Monday, Jan. 4. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Marilyn Jones

Marilyn Jones, 85, of Shoals, died Friday, Jan. 1. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 04, 2021

Ivan “Buzz” Murr

Jan. 14, 1937 — Dec. 31, 2020

Ivan “Buzz” Murr, 83, of Mitchell passed away December 31, 2020, at IU Health in Bedford. He was born near Depauw in Harrison County, Indiana, on January 14, 1937, the son of Wilbur and Bessie (Little) Murr, and attended Thompson Chapel there as a youth.

In 1945, his family moved to Mitchell. In high school, he played multiple sports all four years. Although small in stature, he was a powerful halfback on the football team and is also remembered as an athletic yell leader who inspired fans with his gymnastic skills during the basketball season his final two years of high school.

Upon graduating from high school in 1955, he worked at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell and later was one of the original employees at Otis Elevator in Bloomington when they opened in 1965. He worked at Otis for thirty-three years until his retirement in 1998.

Ivan was a card carrying member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens Center and could be found on the dance floor there most weekends with friends.

Survivors include his three daughters, Julie (George) Bailey, Paige (David) Jones and Carol (Paul) Sanders, all of Bedford; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lavon Medley, a brother Roy Murr, and a granddaughter Kyla Bailey.

Memorial donations may be mailed to the Mitchell Senior Citizens Center or dropped off at Mitchell City Hall in care of Kathy Jenks, President, Mitchell Senior Citizens, 407 S. 6th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446.

A private celebration of life will be conducted at a later date. Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford has been entrusted with the arrangements and care of Ivan. His final resting place will be at the Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be expressed at www.fergusonlee.com

Charles Leon “Doodle” Hall

Dec. 18, 1944 — Dec. 30, 2020

Charles Leon “Doodle” Hall, 76, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Garden Villa Nursing Home, Bedford, IN. He was born on December 18, 1944, the son of the late Paul “Si” Hall and Anna Mae Henderson Hall.

Doodle is survived by one daughter, Leah R. (Kyle) Jean and two sons, Anthony “Tony” D. (Tonia) Hall and Christopher “Chris” A. Hall; four grandchildren, Joshua Hall, Johnathon Hall, Chance Jean, and Lainey Jean; and two great-grandchildren Natalie Hall and Eden Hall; Margaret Faubion Hall, mother of Leah, and one brother, James “Jim” (Lisa) Hall.

He attended Clearspring High School and worked several years logging and was the owner of C L Logging. Doodle was an avid card player and loved to socialize and drink coffee with his buddies at Denny’s in Bedford. He was a member of the Heltonville Methodist Church and the Eagles of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Marie Hall, the mother of his sons, one brother, Ronald Dean Hall and one sister, Sherry Barrett.

Services will be conducted Monday, January 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home, Brownstown, Indiana. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00 am until time of the service. Burial will follow at Kurtz Cemetery.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown. Due to Covid-19, we continue to follow CDC Guidelines which stipulate that face masks and social distancing are required at all times during visitations and services. In keeping with Governor Holcomb’s order, we must limit those in attendance to 25 people.

Memorials may be made to the Kurtz Cemetery through Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home, Brownstown, Indiana.

Condolences may be expressed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

Emilie Carol Padgett

July 03, 1936 — Dec. 29, 2020

Emilie Carol Padgett, 84, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Monroe Hospital. She was born July 3, 1936 in Washington, IN to the late James Denver and Anna Berniece (Crane) Webster.

Emilie graduated from Shoals High School in 1954 where she was voted as the smartest one in her class. She married the love of her life in 1959, her late husband Arnold Leroy “Buck” Padgett. Emilie attended Indiana University for a brief time before beginning her career with the U.S. Navy Crane and the U.S. Air Force at Allison’s in Indianapolis. She loved helping others and being around people as she had a very successful retail career with Lazarus/Macys for 17 years.
She worked for the past 15 years with Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel. Emilie was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and for the Bloomington Lions Club. She also served on the Monroe County Fair Board where she organized and took charge of the ticket sales for the Monroe County Fair.

Emilie loved to be outside and gardening, she loved to read and to travel. She had a deep love for her family and enjoyed spending time with her close friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Griffith and son-in-law, Greg of Charlestown, Indiana; her price and joy, granddaughter, Kyleigh Griffith; her niece, Jeanne Webster; and nephew Dusty Webster. In addition to her parents, Emilie was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Leroy “Buck” Padgett; her brother, David L. Webster; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 West Gourley Pike in Bloomington, IN.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, Indiana, officiated by Pastor David Mullens.

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

Sheryl Ann Abram

Sheryl Ann Abram, 64, of Bedford, died Saturday, Jan. 2. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

Lloyd Norman

Lloyd Norman, 75, of Bedford, died Saturday, Jan. 2. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

John Wyler Stingel

John Wyler Stingel, 90, of Salem, died Wednesday, Dec. 30.  Private services will be conducted. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Novy Lee Andry

Novy Lee Andry, 84, of Marengo, died Wednesday, Dec. 30. Due to the coronavirus the family has chosen to have a private service with a Celebration of Life later. Arrangements by McAdams Mortuary.

Tom Ledford

Tom Ledford, 69, of Salem, died Thursday, Dec. 31. Private services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Virginia Rose (Nicholson) McClure Zink

Virginia Rose (Nicholson) McClure Zink, 82, of Salem, died Wednesday, Dec. 30. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

January 03, 2021

Willa Jean Spoonmore

Jan. 26, 1931 — Jan. 01, 2021

Willa Jean Spoonmore, 90 of Bedford died at 5:45 am on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born January 26, 1931 in Lawrence County, IN she was the daughter of William W. and Lila (Johnson) Spoonmore. She attended the Central Church of Christ.

She is survived by her caretaker Vicki Hout of Williams.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday January 5th, 2021 in the Clover Hill Cemetery with Rev. Rick Leach officiating. There will be no visitation.

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

Donald Eugene Lawrence

Dec. 09, 1965 — Dec. 28, 2020

Donald Eugene Lawrence, 55, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 28, 2020 in his home.

Born on December 9, 1965 he worked as a dedicated employee at Contech Engineering Solutions for more than 24 years.

Donald is survived by his parents; Darwin Lawrence, Judith (maiden name) Jewell and husband,Leon; his children, Cyrus Cookson, Cary Cookson, Chelsa Wilson, Codi Lawrence, Jaimi Kimmel, husband John, Mikaela Terry and husband, Dustin. Siblings Michael Lawrence and Christina (Lawrence) Singh; Donald’s grandchildren include John Jr. Kimmel, Jaydon Kimmel, Jayson Kimmel.

Donald was a man with a big heart, devoted to family, and extremely excited about welcoming his newest grandson, Daylen Terry. He was a loving son, father, and friend to anyone that met him. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten to those whose lives he touched.

Private services are pending via his immediate family and will be announced in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and precautions as outlined through the Indiana Health Department CDC.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was entrusted with his care.

Patricia R. Stalker

May 24, 1939 — Jan. 01, 2021

Patricia R. Stalker, 81, of Bedford, passed January 1, 2021 at her residence.

Born in Bedford on May 24, 1939, Patricia was the daughter of Hilbert and Ethel (Patton) Medlock. She married Donald L. Stalker and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2014. She was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bride of Christ Church.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Patricia J. Stalker are two daughters, Tammy Stalker Dwiggins and husband John of Bedford, Shelly Stalker Whaley and husband Scott of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Lindsay McNeal, Bobby Woods, Eric Woods, Ryan Woods, and Abbi Coleman; several great grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Kimbrill of Springville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald.

Funeral services for Patricia J. Stalker will be Wednesday, January 6th at 2pm at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will follow at Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-2pm at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Freda “Kay” Hutchens

March 08, 1954 — Dec. 31, 2020

Freda “Kay” Hutchens, 66, of Oolitic, IN, passed from this life at 12:30pm on December 31, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Whitesburg, KY on March 8, 1954 to Luther Hampton and Alpha Gaye Diamond.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Carol Triplett; brother, Lowell “Delbert” Baker; son, Toby Luther Hutchens; and a great grandchild.

Kay is survived by her husband of 38 years, Gordon Lee Hutchens; son, Jeremy Shane (Ashley) Hutchens; daughter, Kimberly Diana (Chris) Atkins; grandchildren that she loved immensely, Dylan Andrew Wilson, Dakota Shane (Hope) Hutchens, Alexis Nicole Atkins, Derek Noah (Kenzie) Hutchens, Jazzmine Elizabeth (Dillon) Atkins, Joycelynn Taylor Hutchens, Zachary Levi (Brea) Atkins, Jeremy Keaton Hutchens, Luke Hunter Atkins; sisters, Jewell Miles of Michigan, Dana Gammon of Shoals, Billie Ball of Eckerty; brother Randall Baker of Huntingburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Kay loved her God, family, and gospel music.

Cremation was chosen with no services. Arrangements for Freda “Kay” Hutchens have been entrusted to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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

January 02, 2021

Barbara J. McFadden

Aug. 20, 1935 — Dec. 31, 2020

Barbara J. McFadden, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 6:52 am on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her residence.

Born August 20, 1935, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Elmer and Winnie (Strunk) Stigall. She married Lloyd McFadden on December 3, 1955. She was a dining services supervisor for Indiana Laborers Training Institute and member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd, of Bedford; two sons, Scott McFadden and wife, Lisa, of Noblesville, Troy McFadden, and wife, Holly, of Avon; a daughter, Jana McFadden, of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Madison Bruns and husband, Blair, of Decatur, Ill, Grace McFadden, of Noblesville, Brayden McFadden, Brody McFadden, Rylan McFadden, and Savannah McFadden, all of Avon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Christine Ritchey; seven brothers, Opal (in infancy), Ollie, Tom, Theodore, Hayden, Dick and Frank.

Private funeral services are scheduled with Rev. Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery. Private visitation is scheduled.

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

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