Obituaries

Obituaries – October 2014

October 22, 2014

Barbara Allen

March 17, 1928 — Oct. 21, 2014

Barbara B. Allen, 86, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her residence.

Born March 17, 1928, in Shawnee, Okla., she was the daughter of Lester H. and Bernice (Byrle) Talley. She married Thurman M. Allen March 28, 1947.

Barbara had been a teacher’s aide at Huron Elementary School and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Surviving are her husband, Thurman Allen, Huron; and a son, Keven Mitchell (Robin) Allen, Huron.

Her parents; son, Stephen Melvin Allen; brother, Bruce William Talley; and sisters, Betty Byrle Casey and Doris Jacklyn Russell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

October 21, 2014

Barbara Allen

Barbara B. Allen, 87, died today at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 20, 2014

Benjamin E. Cassidy

June 6, 1943 — Oct. 18, 2014

Benjamin Edward Cassidy, 71, of Bedford died a 3:36 p.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born June 6, 1943, in Lawrence County he was the son of Joseph and Louisa (McDermend) Cassidy. He married Myla Farlee and she survives.

He retired from General Motors and attended the House of Prayer Church.

Survivors include his wife, Myla of Bedford; three sons, Fred Cassidy of Mitchell, Toby Cassidy and wife Tammy of Bedford, and James Cassidy of Bedford; four grandchildren, Zandra Jones and husband Andrew, Brandon Cassidy and wife Ashley, Shane Cassidy, and Jaylyn Cassidy; two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Dakota Cassidy; two sisters, Margaret Brown and husband Richard and Jeanette Nikirk and husband Delvin; and one sister-in-law, Faye Cassidy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Zachery Cassidy; three brothers, James, Carl, and William Cassidy; and three sisters, Catherine Dorsett, Virginia Ray and Mary Joanne Cassidy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in the House of Prayer Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Benjamin at www.daycarter.com.

Ralph L. Lee

Jan. 25, 1958 — Oct. 18, 2014

Ralph L. Lee, 56, of Bedford died at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday at Garden Villa.

Ralph L. Lee was born Jan.25, 1958, in Seymour, the son of Charles Daniel and Mary Edith (Bennett) Lee. He lived all of his life in Lawrence County. He attended Tunnelton School until the time of consolidation and graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1976, having never missed a day of school.

Ralph lived his life to the fullest and by the teaching of those who influenced him the most, especially his grandparents, Ebb and Edith Bennett, and his uncles Harold and Lemuel Bennett.

Ralph enjoyed John Deere tractors, freight trains, and jigsaw puzzles and would often be seen outside mowing and cutting brush. He enjoyed working several places including Spring Mill State Park and The Old Buggy Restaurant.

Ralph was a member of the White River Baptist Church in Buddha where he served as an usher.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Mary Edith of Bedford; two brothers, Curtis D. Lee and David L. Lee and wife Paula, all of Bedford; one sister, Martha A. Hill and husband Mark of Medora; nieces and nephews, whom he adored, including Danie Norris and husband Mark of Bloomington, Tiffany Moody and husband Matt of Carmel, Kasey Franklin and husband Doug of Indianapolis, Amanda Herzner and husband TJ of Brownstown, Chelsea Lee and Steve Cassidy of Bedford, Jan Lee of Ohio, Evan Hill and wife Amanda J. of St. Louis, Mo. and Levi Lee and wife Victoria of Bedford; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Lee; one sister-in-law, Linda Jill Lee; one great-niece, Nora Moody; his maternal and paternal grandparents; as well as several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be  at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ralph at www.daycarter.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

October 19, 2014

Loren ‘Dale’ Arnold

Nov. 22, 1925 — Oct. 17, 2014

Loren “Dale” Arnold, 88, of Bedford, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Mitchell, Indiana, he was the son of Vernon and Eva (Carroll) Arnold. He married Betty Hammond and she preceded him in death. He was a retired self-employed plumber and a veteran of WWII serving as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class with the U.S. Navy, where he received three bronze stars.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Dale Arnold; wife, Mary Ann, of Indianapolis; a daughter, Susan Lynn Arnold of Bedford; grandchildren, Jenny Humerickhouse and husband, Scott, Jeffrey Arnold, Jason England, Jamie Mais and husband, Simon; step-grandchildren, Don Patton and wife, Rachel, Stephanie Riley and husband, Dan; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Lauren, Clayton, Sierra, Savannah, Olivia, Abigaile, Myles and Georgia; sisters, Lucille Swigler and Doris Pierce, both of Bedford; a brother, John Arnold of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Frank Arnold; a sister, Juanita Callahan and a brother and sister, Norman and Judith Ann Arnold, both in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of “Dale” at www.daycarter.com.

Kathleen Adams Jeffries

Dec. 28, 1928 — Oct. 17, 2014

Kathleen Adams Jeffries, aged 86, of Mitchell went to be with the Lord at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 with her husband and children by her side. She was born Dec. 28, 1928 in Ramsey, Illinois to Leo and Hazel Adams.

Kathleen was a devoted Christian and attended Southland Church of Christ where she served as Sunday schoolteacher, in benevolence and in missions for many years. She enjoyed volunteering at Spring Mill Bible Camp in Mitchell for years, as well.

She is beloved wife to her surviving husband of 60 years Willard Jeffries, and loving mother to her three children, Calvin Jeffries, Diana Daggy and Karen Espenant. She is survived by sister Jane Flake, and brother Steve Adams and other family members – grandchildren: Nikolas Jeffries, Vanessa and Carmen Scuito, Nathaniel and Amber Jeffries, Arthur and Sarah Helton, Mary and Danny Curtis, Patrick Brown, Billy and Daniel Daggy, as well as great-grandchildren: Draezen Helton, Kristopher, Lucas and Sean Jeffries, Tristan, Jeffries Adain Jeffries, Courtney, and Tyler Scuito.

Visitation will be held at Day and Carter Mortuary Monday, October 20, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. Family and friends will then adjourn in processional to Cresthaven Chapel of Peace for memorial service at 2:30 pm.

October 18, 2014

Betty L. Hackler

July 26, 1935 — Oct. 16, 2014

Betty L. Hackler, 79, of Bedford went to be with the Lord at 1 p.m. on Thursday at her residence with her children by her side.

Born July 26, 1935, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Howard and Ruth (Lynton) Bell.

Betty attended Orleans High School and worked at the Forge Plant in Mitchell, as a CNA for the Westview Nursing Home in Bedford and in food service at the Bedford Medical Center.

Betty was a devoted Christian and member of New Foundation Church of Bedford, where she had served in the food and clothing pantry helping those in need. Betty had compassion to help those in need and enjoyed building encouraging relationships with all she met.

Although Betty had been severely disabled by crippling rheumatoid arthritis, it did not prevent her from reaching out to others with the same hope and encouragement she had received from her relationship with Christ. She will be lovingly remembered by her family whom she cherished.

Survivors include her children, Donna Howell and husband Danny of Lanesville, Dana Jones and wife Joy Stancombe-Jones and Deanna Young and husband David, all of Bedford; stepchildren, Mary Jo Brooking, John Hackler and Jana Hackler; five grandchildren, David Young, Joshua Young, Caitlin Jones, Ethan Jones and Hannah Jones; three stepgrandchildren, Chris Brooking, Mallory Hackler and Brooke Hackler; two great-grandchildren, Emmah Young and Damion Hamilton; two brothers, Kenneth Bell and Larry Bell, both of Mitchell; and a sister, Emma Bell of Orleans.

Betty will be reunited with her loving husband, John Hackler and other family members in Heaven; a brother, Howard Wayne Bell; five sisters, Hazel Smith, Wanda Foster, Sylvia Watterson, Linda Bell and Elizabeth Bell; and a stepson, Mike Hackler.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden and Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.

October 17, 2014

Arnold Williamson

July 22, 1927 — Oct. 15, 2014

Arnold Williamson, of Bedford passed away at 6:39 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born July 22, 1927, in Bloomington, he was the son of Arnold E. and Frances (Henderson) Williamson. He married Lois Hendrix, and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2012.

 Arnold was a graduate of Bloomington High School and retired as a die maker at General Motors after 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 62-year member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge and a 52-year member of York Rite.

During retirement, Arnold enjoyed fishing, Indiana University basketball, wood working and maintaining his backyard swimming pool. In addition, Arnold and his wife, Lois, hosted an annual pig roast for family and friends at their residence for 25 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Ray (Bill) of Carmel; sons, Mike Williamson of Poway, Calif., and Mark Williamson (Peggy) of Bedford; son-in-law, Dan Cook of Arizona; grandchildren, Michael Conley of Minnesota, Melissa Chouinard (Jason) of Arizona, Jennifer Emmerson (Rob), Brian Ray (Misti), Nathanael Williamson and Brad Ray (Laura), all of Indiana, and Max and Jesse Williamson of California; and 11 great-grandchildren, Preston Conley, Tabatha, Arabella and Sophia Chouinard, Lauren and Audra Emmerson, Jace Tomlinson, Brianna and Porter Ray, Myles and Madelyn Ray.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; daughter, Debby Cook; a grandson, Jeremiah Williamson; brothers, Paul and Ed Williamson; sisters, Frances Ratts, Estelle Knoy, Elizabeth Ratts and Helen Ridge.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Premier Hospice, 319 Ewing Street, Seymour, IN 47274 attn: Melissa.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Arnold at www.daycarter.com.

David W. McKee

July 28, 1961 — Oct. 14, 2014

David William McKee, 53, of Bedford went to meet his Lord on Tuesday after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy McKee, of Bedford; his daughters, Amanda Hardwick and Jessica Mendez; “honorary daughters,” Jennifer Blair and Elizabeth Blair; a brother, Charles Oettel; two sisters, Gail and Sharon Oettel; his mother, Charlotte Oettel; his sons, Mark Hardwick and Ricardo Mendez; four beautiful grandchildren, Anna, Madison, Joshua and Violet; his two puppies, Tobias and Taffy; and a host of friends.

He will be missed every day, loved and cherished eternally by a grateful family.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com.

Mary R. Brown

March 28, 1930 — Oct. 15, 2014

Mary Ruth (Holaday) Brown, 84, Orleans, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 28, 1930, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Gloyne Holaday and Hazel Peacher. She married Robert L. Brown on June 19, 1949, and they were married 44 years until his death on Dec. 1, 1993.

She worked as a “Floor Lady” (foreman) with M. Fine & Sons in Bedford for over 15 years, was the morning cook at Arby’s in Mitchell, where customers loved her biscuits and gravy.

She attended Harvest Community Church in Mitchell.

She loved crocheting and made many afghans for her family.

She will be sadly missed.

She and her husband had three children, Ronda (Brad) Thompson of Mitchell, Robert (Teresa) Brown of Orleans, and Renita Brown of Bedford. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Brandon (Vicky) Thompson, Leslie (Chris) Pemberton, Jared (Morgan) Brown, Jessica (Michael) Lantis, Shelly Hopper and David Hopper; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Harvest Community Church (behind White River Co-op). Service will be at noon at the church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

McAdams Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Leona E. Collins

May 28, 1918 — Oct. 15, 2014

Leona Ethel Collins, 96, Orleans, passed away Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Burial will follow the service at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Betty Hackler

Betty Hackler, Bedford, died at 1 p.m. on Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kathleen Jeffries

Kathleen Jeffries, 85, Bedford, died at 6:10 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Douglas “Doug” Mapes, 59, who died Oct. 4, will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Otis Park Shelter House, on the hill.

Graveside service

A graveside service for Wyman Dale Chenault, 73, who died Sept. 12, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Breckenridge Cemetery in Bedford.

October 16, 2014

George L. Young

Feb.16, 1935 — Oct. 12, 2014

George L. Young, 79, of Bedford, died Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 16, 1935, in Kingston, Jamaica, he was the son of Asam Young and Lillian (Clark) Young.

He had worked as a machine repairman for General Motors, both in Masena, NY and Bedford. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bedford and Bedford Elks Lodge, No. 826.

Surviving are three daughters, Michele Young of Orlando, Fla., Georgia (James) Young Walker of Sunrise, Fla., and Christine (Stanley) Chen of Coral Springs, Fla.; three sons, Wayne Young of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Karl (Kimberly) Young of  Britt, Iowa and Robert Young of California; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edna Murdoch of Miami, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joshua Young.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Bedford, with Dr. Daniel M. Watson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m., Saturday at the Church.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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

Joseph H. Burton

Sept. 6, 1926 — Oct. 13, 2014

Joseph Harold Burton, 88, Kiawah Island, S.C., formerly of Mitchell and Bloomington, died Monday in Charleston, S.C., with his wife of 63 years at his side

Joe was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Orleans to J. Kent and Georgia (Carpenter) Burton. Joe lived in Indiana for the first several years of his life before moving to New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania. He graduated from Manheim Township High School near Lancaster, Pa., in 1944, on the way meeting his lifelong best friend, Robert Bush.

After time in the Navy he graduated from Case Institute of Technology, in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1948. Joe worked in New Jersey and New York, meeting Kathryn Sutton in Corning; they married on Feb. 24, 1951. Joe and Kathryn had two children, Lynne (born in 1953) and Brian (born in 1959).

 Joe worked for Westinghouse until he moved back to Lancaster in 1965, where he first worked at Sperry/New Holland and then for RCA. In 1971 he moved to Mitchell, to work as director of purchasing for Carpenter Body Works, the company started by his grandfather. Joe worked at Carpenter until the mid-1980s, when he retired as a vice president.

Joe became Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons in the state of Indiana in 1987. He and Kay had relocated to Bloomington; they then moved to Kiawah Island, S.C. in 1996, where they spent 18 years together.

Joe loved life — good food, good conversation, and good friends. He was interested in literature and history. He spent many happy hours playing golf, especially with Kay after his retirement; in later years he enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. He left a mark on all who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.

Besides Kathryn, he is survived by children, Lynne (and husband Tripp Hays) and Brian (and wife Lori); and two grandchildren (Andrew and Joshua).

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverview Memorial Park, Charleston, S.C.

Memorials: Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin; Charleston Symphony or Drayton Hall, both in Charleston.

David W. McKee

July 28, 1961 — Oct. 14, 2014

David William McKee, 53, Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Douglas Mapes

Douglas “Doug” Mapes, 59, Bedford, died Oct. 4. A celebration of life will be from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Otis Park Shelter House, on the hill.

Arnold Williamson

Arnold Williamson, 87, Bedford, died at 6:39 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 15, 2014

Karen J. Brown

Aug. 27, 1937 — Oct. 14, 2014

Karen Joy Brown, 77, of Bedford, died at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Aug. 27, 1937, in Avoca, she was the daughter of Tip Jefferson Mills and Effie Mae (Swafford) Mills. She married Charles William Brown on Nov. 22, 1953; he died Feb. 5, 2006.

She had worked as a Medical Assistant at Bedford Regional Medical Center from 1977 until 1998 and was retired.

Surviving are her daughter, Cheryl (Vernon) Edwards of Bedford; two sons, Charles (Joyce) Brown of Bloomington and Kyle (Amy) Brown of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Tiffany (Matt) Maddox, Chad Brown, Brittany Edwards, Haley Brown, Delvon Wilson, Kyndall Brown, Klayton Brown, Abbey Brown and Brylee Brown; five great-grandchildren, Keaton, Kailee, Braxton, Jasper and Corbin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Marie Mills and Janice Beedie; four brothers, Frank, Willie, Garvin and Jan Mills.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Judith A. Bliven

July 17, 1944 — Oct. 12, 2014

Judith Anne Bliven, 70, of Bedford, died at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Partners, Methodist Campus in Indianapolis.

Born July 17, 1944, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Lowell and Gloria (Waters) Williams. She lived in various cities and states throughout her childhood, primarily Mena, Ark., before settling in Quincy, Ill., with her parents. She married David Bliven and he preceded her in death.

Judy was a homemaker and former employee of Gardner-Denver, Inc. in Quincy.

Judy loved dogs, reading, watching movies and doing word search and crossword puzzles. She was a loving and caring individual who valued her family and friends and was still in close contact with lifelong friends. She donated to many charities and spent a lot of self-reflection time with the Lord.

Survivors include two sons, Amir Saery and wife Jean, of McHenry, Ill., and Timothy Bliven and wife, Jaime, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Austin Courtois, Michael Ball, David Bliven, Elizabeth Saery and Alex Saery; a brother, Douglas K. Williams and wife Beverly, of Bay Minette, Ala.; nieces and nephew, Angela Bryars, Heather Sizemore and Preston Williams.

Funeral services will not be held as the family has decided to honor her in a private memorial.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Red Cross or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Judy at www.daycarter.com

Joseph H. Burton

Sept. 6, 1926 — Oct. 13, 2014

Joseph Harold Burton, 88, Kiawah Island, S.C., formerly of Mitchell and Bloomington, died Monday in Charleston, S.C. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverview Memorial Park, Charleston, S.C.

Memorials: Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin; Charleston Symphony or Drayton Hall, both in Charleston.

October 14, 2014

Gloria Franklin

Dec. 23, 1948 — Oct. 11, 2014

Gloria Franklin, 66, of Bedford, passed away at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1948, in Michigan to Leo Fowler and Betty (Tinsley) Fowler. She married Kenneth Franklin on Aug. 1, 1970, and he survives.

Gloria taught cosmetology at House of James Beauty School.

Gloria attended Southland Church of Christ in Bedford and Cornerstone Worship Center in Bedford.

Gloria loved her crafts and made all the church costumes and loved helping the children in church and loving her family.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Franklin of Bedford; five daughters, Kelley (Andrew Davidson) Franklin, Kimberly (Devin) McKamey, Amy (Jimmy) Arthur, Jennifer (Ken Gokey) Franklin, all of Bedford, and Paula (Ryan Hall) Franklin of Mitchell; one son, Kenneth Robert Franklin of Bedford; one sister, Pauline (Phil) White of Bedford; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Fowler; one sister, Nancy Fowler; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlynn Hearth.

Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at Southland Church of Christ, 2201 26th St. in Bedford, Brother Bud Smith, officiating. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Covey

July 13, 1931 — Oct. 13, 2014

Robert Arthur Covey, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born July 13, 1931, in Bedford, he was the son of Dell Arthur and Mandy (Meadows) Covey. He married Marjorie Louise Carie; and she preceded him in death in November 1999.

He was a truck driver and an appliance repairman for Scotty’s for many years.

Surviving are his children, David (Dee) Covey of Kempner, Texas, Bobby (Tina) Covey of Bedford and Sherry (Mark) Kopsho of Bedford; grandchildren, Shilo Covey, Daniel Craig, Shane Christian, Amber Craig, Jory Covey, Justin Craig, James Covey, and Joshua Covey; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; and brothers and sisters, Clinton “Buster” Covey, Vidella (Lindy) Kinser, Hazel Scott, Beulah Hawkins, Helen Kinser, and Lloyd Covey.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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

Pall bearers will be Daniel Craig, Amber Craig, Jory Covey, Justin Craig, David Covey, and Bobby Covey.

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

October 13, 2014

Marvin E. Griffin

Aug. 11, 1924 — Oct. 10, 2014

Marvin Edward Griffin, 90, of Bedford passed away on Friday at Stone Bridge Health Campus.

Born August 11, 1924, in Clarksville, Ark., he was the son of Tom and Ruby (Harvey) Griffin. He married Betty Rose Allen on Sept. 2, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1987. He then married Carolyn Sue Ryan on June 26, 2001, and she survives.

He served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He retired from Crane Naval Warfare Center and owned Griffin Electrical business.

He was an avid golfer, belonging to Otis Park Men’s Club, attaining the goal of a hole in one three times. He also loved to garden, planting his last garden this spring with the help of the pastor of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where he is a member.

He was a 50 year member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 and served as grand master of the lodge in 1964. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Bedford Elks Club.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue of Bedford; one daughter,  Leesa Craig and husband Ron of Springville; stepsons, Rob Ryan of Oolitic, Barry Ryan and wife Stephanie and Mark Ryan and wife Dale Lynn, all of Bedford; three granddaughters, Bridget Mackey and husband Blaine of Springville, Aimee Mack and husband Byron of Bedford, and Colleen Rainey and husband Dennis of Mitchell; nine step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Jean Roberts and Dorothy Arnold, both of Bedford, and Edith Parkes of Puxico, Mo.; two brothers, Glen Griffin of Kansas City, Mo. and Carl Lee Griffin of Puxico, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty; one daughter, Judy Johnson; three brothers, James H., Arch and Tommy Griffin; and two sisters, Hazel Griffin and Louise Henson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Tony Hansen and Ron Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 3- 8 p.m.today at the mortuary where a Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m.

Pallbearers are Glenn Griffin, Blaine Mackey, Bryon Mack, Dennis Rainey, Rob Ryan, Barry Ryan and Larry Arnold. Honorary pallbearer is Mark Ryan.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Pearcy Hernandez missionary fund in care of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Marvin at www.daycarter.com.

Mary A. Stevens

June 17, 1939 — Oct. 10, 2014

Mary Alice Stevens, 75, of Bedford died at 11:35 p.m. on Friday at her residence.

Born June 17, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Hovie and Lula (Baker) Kern. She married Robert Stevens on April 21, 1956.

She had worked in housekeeping at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, retiring after 32 years. She was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; one daughter, Sheila Silcott and husband Jerry of Bedford; one son, Bruce Stevens of Bedford; four grandchildren, Chris Stevens and wife Carrie, Angela Zumhingst and companion Tony Allen, Tina Jones and husband Aaron, and Brittney Bandy and husband Garrett, all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Darrian, Alexis, Rebecca, Heather, and Sueanne; three great-great-grandchildren, Faith, Justice, and Dallas; and one brother, Merle Kern of Versailles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Tina Joy; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Old Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary Alice at www.daycarter.com.

Wilma D. McPherson

Jan. 22, 1926 — Oct 10, 2014

Wilma D. McPherson, 88, Bedford, passed away at 4 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1926, in Seneca, Kan., to William and Emma (Cody) Gilsdorf. Wilma married Robert H. McPherson on April 27, 1946, in San Diego, Calif. and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2007.

Wilma worked at the Medora Plastic Factory, in housekeeping at Bedford Medical Center; she also worked at the Beta Shoe Factory in Salem, and owned and operated the Salem Café in Salem.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell and the Mitchell Senior Citizens. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. She was very active, and loved to make crafts at White River Lodge and loved to crochet.

Wilma will be missed by her family, she was a kind, loving, caring and giving mother.

Survivors include her children, Nancy McPherson of San Diego, Calif., Connie (Robert) Grubb of Orleans, Barbara (John) Lynn of Bedford, Annette Byrd of Pittsburgh, Pa., Diana (Buzz Cook) Pruett of Bedford, Dr. Jim (Jo) McPherson of Paoli, and William McPherson of Bedford; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 37 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth Gilsdorf of Kansas, Bryce Gilsdorf of Oklahoma, Joe Gilsdorf of Oklahoma, and Jack Gilsdorf of Missouri, two sisters, Carol Reef of Kansas and Phyllis Miller of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Henry, Myron, and Paul; and one sister, LaVina.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call  from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Dave Reising.

Jannice K. Fletcher

May 24, 1952 — Oct. 10, 2014

Jannice Kaye Fletcher, 62, of Bedford, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born on May 24, 1952 in Paducah, Ky., to Ken Emmons and Lorraine (Jarmen) Emmons. She married Larry Kent Fletcher on Sept. 21, 1985, in Las Vegas and he survives.

Jannice had worked as a secretary and a professional chef, she had been the caretaker at Kenray Lake for the last 10 years. She also was an avid collector of fine antiques.

Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Larry Kent Fletcher of Bedford, one son Marshall Fletcher of Bedford, and one brother, Jerry Emmons of New Mexico.

Cremation with no services was chosen

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Judith A. Bliven

Judith Anne Bliven, 70, Bedford, died Sunday in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 12, 2014

Wilma D. McPherson

Jan. 22, 1926 — Oct. 10, 2014

Wilma D. McPherson, age 88, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 4 p.m. at IU Health in Bedford. She was born on January 22, 1926, in Seneca, Kansas, to William and Emma (Cody) Gilsdorf. Wilma married Robert H. McPherson on April 27, 1946, in San Diego, California, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2007.

Wilma worked at the Medora Plastic Factory, in housekeeping at Bedford Medical Center; she also worked at the Beta Shoe Factory in Salem, and owned and operated the Salem Café in Salem. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell and the Mitchell Senior Citizens, she was a volunteer Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, she was very active, and loved to make crafts at White River Lodge, loved to crochet.

Wilma will be missed by her family. She was a kind, loving, caring and giving mother.

Survivors include her children, Nancy McPherson of San Diego, Ca, Connie (Robert) Grubb of Orleans, Barbara (John) Lynn of Bedford, Annette Byrd of Pittsburgh, Pa., Diana (Buzz Cook) Pruett of Bedford, Dr. Jim (Jo) McPherson of Paoli, and William McPherson of Bedford, 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 37 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Kenneth Gilsdorf of Kansas, Bryce Gilsdorf of Oklahoma, Joe Gilsdorf of Oklahoma and Jack Gilsdorf of Missouri; and two sisters, Carol Reef of Kansas and Phyllis Miller of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Henry, Myron and Paul; and one sister, LaVina.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford; Prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Dave Reising.

Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

James Edmond Stuart

Dec. 26, 1928 — Oct. 10, 2014

James Edmond Stuart, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at IU Health Hospice House. He was born December 26, 1928, in Monroe County to Ira and Mable (Sexton) Stuart. James worked for Crane Naval Air Force Base in cost analysis. He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and was an avid golfer.

Surviving family members include his daughter, Suanne Wojt (Jim) of Henderson, NV; grandchildren, Courtney Wise (Kirk) of Memphis, TN, Ryan Wojt (Hope) of Henderson, NV, Kyle Wojt of Memphis, TN, Ashton Wojt of Henderson, NV, Caitlin Wojt-McNutt (Chris) of Henderson, NV; great-grandchildren, Drew Wise, James Wojt, Harper Wojt-McNutt; sisters, Martha Price of Fort Myers, FL, and Mary Bruner-Brown of Williams, IN.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Wilson Stuart; son, James I. Stuart; parents; and brother, William R. Stuart.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37 Bloomington, IN, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Marvin E. Griffin

Marvin E. Griffin, 90, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation and services are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Alice Stevens

Mary Alice Stevens, 75, died Friday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ind.

October 11, 2014

James F. Ingalls

Dec. 1, 1928 — Oct. 9, 2014

James Frances Ingalls, 85, of Bedford, passed away at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born December 1, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of William and Lucy M. (Edmonson) Ingalls.

He married Shirley Ann Babb on March 25, 1951, and she survives.

James graduated from Bedford High School in June 1946 and joined the Army in October 1946, where he spent several months in Guadalcanal helping rebuild it following World War II. After his return from the army, he went to Washington Lee in Lexington, Virginia, where he studied law. While he was there he was called back to Bedford to join his father and his brother, Bill, to start the Ingalls Stone Company and preparing sandstone for builders. He also studied and joined real estate. He was a member of Bedford City Plan Commission and on the board of the Presbyterian Church. He was the drummer with the Residue Band. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33; Elks 826; Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club; and the Ideal Club.

Those surviving are his wife, Shirley Ann Ingalls, of Bedford; children, daughter, Cynthia Lynn Ingalls Deckard and her husband William A., of Indianapolis, and son Joseph Edwin Ingalls and his wife Lita, of Westfield; grandchildren, James “David” Ingalls, of Bedford, Samuel Joel Deckard and his wife Kellen Ann Marie, of Dallas, Texas, and Jessica Marie Ingalls, of Westfield.

His son James William Ingalls preceded him in death. Also, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lois Ruth Ingalls Zink and her husband Derell Eugene and Lucy Ann Ingalls Hostettler and her husband Admiral Steve Hostettler; and one brother William C. Ingalls and his wife Suzanne.

Funeral services will be on Monday, October 13, 2014, at 1 P.M. at First United Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Daniel M. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Monday 11 A.M. until the service hour at the Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

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

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

Jeylyn Staggs

April 7, 1992 — Oct. 5, 2014

Jeylyn D. Staggs, 22, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. Jeylyn’s final act was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

She was born in Bedford, April 7, 1992, the daughter of Johnny Staggs and Diana (Crowe) Bolin. Jeylyn was preceded in death by an aunt, Dana Kershaw; grandfather, Dave Cooper, and great-grandparents, Tom and Polly Cook and Gary Gaiser.

A 2011 graduate of Tell City High School, Jeylyn loved animals and enjoyed camping, swimming, hiking and spending time with her children and her siblings.

Jeylyn is survived by her children, Jeydence and Sareena Risse, Birdseye; mother, Diana Bolin, St. Croix; father, Johnny Staggs (Niki Sowders), Bedford; step-father, Chris B. Bolin, Tell City; grandparents, Lauren “Laurie” Cooper, Bedford, John Staggs, Huntingburg, Linda Cook, Birdseye and Randall Crowe (Sheila), McQuady, KY; great-grandmother, Betty Gaiser, Bedford; sister, Jasmine Staggs, Birdseye; sisters, Taylor Sowder, Sydney Sowder, Adisyn Staggs, Hally Jo Staggs, Ryleigh Staggs, Briteyn Staggs and brothers Kutler Staggs and Brady Manion; an uncle, Jeffrey Staggs (Leslee), all of Bedford, and an aunt, Bradi Jo Petry (Clarence) of Birdseye.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Bro. Robert Walton officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.huberfuneralhome.net.

October 10, 2014

Robert Martin

April 5, 1949 — Oct. 8, 2014

Robert Michael Martin, 65, passed away at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Crossing in Salem.

Born April 5, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert Wayne and Marjoria Faye (Hunsucker) Martin.

He had been employed at Roberts Brass and Carpenter Body Works. Mike graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967 and was a member of the Bono United Methodist Church.

Surviving: a brother, Gary Lee (Linda) Martin, Mitchell; a sister, Tammy Jo (Robert) Jones, Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Kayla Ray, Julie Jones, Derrick Martin and Robert Jones.

His parents and a nephew, Adam Martin, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

October 09, 2014

Marshall Butcher

Dec. 4, 1936 — Oct. 7, 2014

Marshall Butcher, 77, Bloomington, died at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Oct. 7, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Smithville, Ind.

Marshall attended the Oolitic High School. He served in the U.S. Army. Marshall retired from MCCSC as a boiler technician. He was a member of the Eastview Church of the Nazarene.

Marshall is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Butcher; seven children, Mark Butcher, Scott Butcher (Jennifer), Lisa Butcher (Scott May), Tracy Meadows (Gary), Angel Butcher, Terri Holmes and Trevor Roll; grandchildren, Jordan Butcher (Keisha), David Butcher, Shane Meadows (Katie), Jared Meadows, Emily Butcher, Kinsey Presley-Hornung, Dakota Hawkins, Madison Hawkins, Valarie Parkes, Chrisa Collier (Ben), Steven Roll, John Roll, Timmy Roy Roll, J.R. Holmes, Mechelle Griffith, Stacey Roll and Mathew Roll; eight great-grandchildren, Alliyah Butcher, Ezra Butcher, Adalynn Butcher, Nola Meadows, Breena Parkes, Kristen Parkes, Brantley Roll and Kash Roll.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Josephine Dean and stepson Timothy Roll.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Eastview Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Matt Upshaw officiating. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Marie C. Stipp

Dec. 21, 1919 — Oct. 6, 2014

Marie C. Stipp, 94, of Bedford died at 10:12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Leroy and Hester (Chastain) Cave. She married John W. Stipp on March 24, 1940, and he died Sept. 21, 2012. She was a homemaker and attended the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a son, Joe Mark Stipp and wife, Brenda, of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Cathy Stipp Forbes of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, John Noel Stipp and wife, Beth, of Chicago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters and a brother.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Marie at www.daycarter.com.

Eleanor Goodwin

June 27, 1932 — Oct. 8, 2014

Eleanor Ann Goodwin, 82, passed away at 3:58 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born June 27, 1932, in Oakland, Calif., she was the daughter of Milford and Frances (Ecklund) Goodwin.

Eleanor was a retired special education teacher and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Stanley Chastain of North Carolina, and Vernon J. Chastain of Shoals, and five grandchildren.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dean Whitlow officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday and at the funeral home.

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

Robert Martin

Robert Michael Martin, 65, Mitchell, died Wednesday at Salem Crossing in Salem. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

October 08, 2014

Joyce Purkhiser

Oct. 27, 1929 — Oct. 6, 2014

Joyce M. Purkhiser, age 84 of Mitchell, passed away on Monday at 10:42 a.m. at Mitchell Manor. She was born on Oct. 27, 1929 in Martin County to Joshua and Mary E. (Smith) Davis. She was a graduate of Shoals High School. She married James Purkhiser and he preceded her in death. She had worked at AO Smith in Paoli and retired from RCA in Bloomington.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Lindsey and husband Stanley of Mitchell; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Robert Lee Purkhiser; one brother, Donald L. Davis; and two sisters, Fern E. Keller and Lois A. Steffe.

Joyce loved to square dance and cook; she belonged to the Spring Mill Squares.

Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Ray Lessig

May 25, 1923 — Oct. 4, 2014

Mr. Ray “Gene” Lessig, 91, of Campbellsburg, passed away Saturday peacefully at his home.

Mr. Lessig was born May 25, 1923, in Washington County, Ind., the son of Ray and Edna Trinkle Lessig.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christina Bennett Lessig on Aug. 17, 1999; a son, James Lessig on April 3, 2010, two brothers, Steve Lessig and Donald Lessig, and a sister, Emogene Brown.

He is survived by a daughter, Sherry (Frankie) Hamilton of Salem; a sister, Ethelene Wilcoxenson of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Talleaha (Kent) Melvin, Butch Lessig and Chad Lessig, all of Bedford, and Bryce (Jenny) Hamilton of Sellersburg, and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lessig was a retired worker of Mitchell and Stark Construction and he had more than 50 years of membership in the Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church.

Funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Claysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Eddie Pemberton

Sept. 18, 1936 — Oct. 6, 2014

Eddie Pemberton, 78, Orleans, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Orleans. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

Eleanor Goodwin

Eleanor A. Goodwin, 82, died today at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 07, 2014

David A. Chastain

Oct. 5, 1982 — Oct. 4, 2014

David A. Chastain, 31, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1982, in Bedford to Jeff and Taryn (Tarr) Chastain.

He was a graduate of BNL High School in 2001; he married Amber Kern on July 22, 2005 in Bloomington, and she survives.

David was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 2001-2007, and was a senior engineering technician at SAIC in Bedford.

Surviving are his wife, Amber Chastain of Bedford; two children, Lucas Chastain and Peyton Chastain, both of Bedford; his parents, Jeff and Taryn Chastain of Bedford; two brothers, Matt Chastain of Bedford and Jason (Melanie) Chastain of Bedford; four nieces and nephews, Logan, Garrett, Lillie Chastain and Emily Chastain, all of Bedford; his grandparents, Gladys Chastain of Bedford and Bud and Kay Tarr of Bedford; aunts and uncles, Steve Chastain of Bedford, Debbie (Terry Stevens) Chestnut of Bedford, Amy (Bill) Sowders of Bedford, Tracy (Kevin) Yeary of Bedford, and Amy Jo Tarr of Bedford; mother-in-law, Shelley (Jack) Kenworthy of Bedford; father-in-law, Ray (Susie) Kern of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Kelley (Larry) Kemper of Westfield, Teresa (Mike) Holler of Mitchell, and Andrea (Josh) Rope of Oklahoma; brothers-in-law, Adam Kern of Oregon and Brady Turner of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Curtis Chastain.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Church of God, at 3131 16th St. in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, with military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Cresthaven Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the First Church of God.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Bedford Federal Savings Bank, 1030 15th St., Bedford, for Lucas and Peyton Chastain.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackie L. Turner

June 29, 1930 — Oct. 5, 2014

Jackie L. Turner, 84, of Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 29, 1930, in Bedford, he was the son of Fred and Bessie Turner. He married Delores L. Young on Sept. 26, 1969, and she survives.

He was a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He had worked as an Industrial Engineer for Corttron in Orleans and was a past director for the Bedford Parks Department. He retired from LARC.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, N.B.A. Retired Players Assoc. and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Lorry, of Bedford; a brother, Bill Turner of Russell, Ky.; a niece, Donna Barber of Russell, Ky.; his stepmother, Laverne Turner of Tavares, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jackie at www.daycarter.com.

Douglas Mapes

April 30, 1955 — Oct. 4, 2014

Douglas “Doug” B. Mapes, age 59, of Bedford, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at IU Health Bedford. He was born in Lawrence County on April 30, 1955, to Bill and Rhea Dawn (Anderson) Mapes. Doug was a graduate of the Bedford High School Class of 1973 and was a retired truck driver. He married Julie Ann (Jones) Davis on Feb. 14, 2003, in Bedford, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Mapes of Bedford; his father, Bill Mapes of Bedford; two children, Alecia Perry of Bedford and Andrew Girdley of Bedford; brother, Scott (Mary) Mapes of Orleans; three grandsons, Braden Perry, Levi Perry and Riley Girdley all of Bedford, (he loved them so very much and they kept him going); uncle, Dean Anderson of Bedford; uncle, Jack (Hazel) Mapes of Kokomo; nephew, Jason Floyd of Orleans; cousins, Libby Wilcox of Bedford, Rickie Dean Anderson of Gosport, Cindy Mapes of Kokomo, John Mapes of Kokomo and Jeff Mapes of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Special thanks to Ray Carter and Tony Galloway for all of their help and caring.

Doug loved the outdoors and life in general; he fought his battle with cancer for six years and was such a trooper, never complained. He loved his two schnauzers.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made at Bedford Federal Savings Bank to help with Doug’s medical expenses.

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Selena Fleetwood

Nov. 26, 1961 — Oct. 5, 2014

Selena Kay Fleetwood, 52, Bedford, died Sunday. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Breath of Life Ministry in Linton. Friends may call at Breath of Life Ministry from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and for one hour before the service on Thursday. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Stipp

Marie Stipp, 94, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 06, 2014

Shirley D. Harris

July 23, 1948 — Oct. 4, 2014

Shirley Darlene Harris, 66, Orleans, passed away at 10:49 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 23, 1948, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Austin G. and Elsie R. (York) Harris.

Shirley was a homemaker and a graduate of Orleans High School.

Surviving is a son, Robbie (Melissa) Russell of Williams; daughters, Jackie (Monte) Tillett and Kayse (Kyle) Ehinger, both of Orleans; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and sisters, Velma Henderson, Ruby Phipps, both of Orleans.

Her parents; and siblings, Eddie Harris, Kenneth Lee Harris, Lewis Harris, and Mary Williams, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

October 04, 2014

James Bruce

June 11, 1915 — Oct. 2, 1914

James “Jimbo” Bruce, 99, of Evansville went home to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. Thursday at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center, Newburgh.

James was born June 11, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., later moved to Bedford, where he graduated from Bedford High School receiving “All State” recognition in basketball and track.

He started with Indiana Bell in Bedford right after high school and later was transferred to Evansville in 1938. He retired from Indiana Bell in 1977 with 42 years of service.

Jim enlisted in the United States Marines from Evansville in 1945 to serve in WW II. He met President Roosevelt “FDR” after Jim was assigned to set up a land telephone for the President. He was wounded on Iwo Jima. After his medical discharge, he returned to Evansville and later rejoined Bell Telephone. Jim was the oldest living World War II Veteran in Indiana.

He was a member of the Order of the Purple Heart, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled Veterans, Knights of Columbus, Order of Kentucky Colonels, Telephone Pioneers, Eagles and the Marine Corp League, River City Detachment. He was a life-time member of Nativity Catholic Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Rose (Fahrer) Bruce of Evansville; daughters, Pat Buttry of Boonville and Pam Richter (Ken) of Evansville; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Katherine (Raley) Bruce; brother, Jack Bruce; and sister, Betty Streich.

Mass of a Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Nativity Catholic Church, 3635 Pollack Ave. Evansville. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville, with full military rites.

Friends may call from 1-6 pm, Sunday at Boone Funeral Home East, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville. Friends may call again from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.

October 03, 2014

James A. Caraway

July 14, 1937 — Oct. 1, 2014

James Anthony Caraway, 77, Bedford, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 14, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Othel and Phyllis (Brown) Caraway. He was previously married to Betty Sons and she preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Andrea Yvonne Todd on July 7, 1979.

He retired from Contech Construction Products and was a U. S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving is his wife, Andrea Caraway of Bedford; daughter, Jamie (Josh) Dotts of Mitchell; son, Mike Caraway of Bedford; grandchildren, Robby Caraway, Mark Caraway, Noah Dotts, Jay Dotts, Jamison Dotts and Daison Dotts; brothers, Vincent (Sue) Caraway of Kansas, and Steve (Darlene) Caraway, Charlie (Ann) Caraway and Danny (Jenny) Scott, all of Bedford.

His parents and first wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will be in Meadows Church of God Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

October 02, 2014

James P. Farrell

Sept. 9, 1928 — Oct. 1, 2014

James Farrell, 86, of Bedford died at 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of John Joseph and Bertha (Drake) Farrell Sr. He married Mary J. Stephens on June 3, 1978, and she passed away on Dec. 7, 2005.

He was retired as a construction inspector for Crane after 22 years.

James was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1946. He served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, a member of the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250 and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving are one brother, Michael (Pat) Farrell; four sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Bullock, Mary Jo (Ralph) Cannedy, Kathleen “Kitty” (George) Zink and Sheila (Dick) Brown; three stepdaughters, Vicki Lawson, Kelly Rudd and Cindy Endris; along with several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother Jack.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Crest haven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

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

Michael C. Elliott

May 26, 1952 — Oct. 1, 2014

Michael C. Elliott, 62, Bedford, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born May 26, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Jack and Leona (Reynolds) Elliott. He married Marcella Jo Russell Sept. 29, 1979.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1973. Mike retired from Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane Division. Following retirement he worked various jobs, most recently for Lawrence County Solid Waste.

Mike had many friends, a great sense of humor and a love for life. His strong faith helped him overcome many obstacles throughout his life. He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Marcella Jo Elliott of Bedford; treasured dog, “Baby Girl;” sisters, Wanda (Stephen) Sanders and Sandra (Tom) Bishop, all of Bedford; and nephews, Phil (Lydia) Sanders, Chris Sanders, Roger Bishop and Brad Bishop.

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Charles H. Boone

July 2, 1941 — Sept. 14, 2014

Charles Henry Boone, 73, Tillamook, Ore., formerly of Mitchell, passed away Sept.14, 2014, in Kerrville, Texas.

He was born July 2, 1941, in Lawrence County, to Herbert and Lillian M. (McIntire) Boone. He married Nancy Johnson, and she preceded him in death Feb. 7, 2002.

He was an accountant and a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School. Charles was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Robert Boone and Kenny Boone.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

James Caraway

James Caraway, 77, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

October 01, 2014

Jesse Pace

Oct. 18, 1928 — Sept. 29, 2014

Jesse Pace, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Oct. 18, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Homer and Bessie M. (Stigall) Pace. He married Naomi Stafford on Jan. 13, 1951, and she survives.

He was a retired stone mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi of Bedford; two daughters, Sharon Taylor and husband Larry of Orleans and Vickie Kemple of Bedford; three sons, Jesse D. Pace of Monroe City, Bruce Pace of Leesville and John Pace and wife Sue of Longview, Minn.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Frona Taylor and husband Herman of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Roger Siedl and a sister-in-law, Donna Pace, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Darrell Lee (in infancy); a sister, Margaret Siedl and two brothers, Leo (Shorty) Pace and Charles Pace.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First Apostolic Church on Warren Street in Mitchell with Pastor Robert Burton officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jesse at www.daycarter.com.

Dan Dalton

April 25, 1925 — Sept. 28, 2014

Dan Dalton, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday at his residence.

Born April 25, 1925, he was the son of William Dalton and Nanna Lou (Ritchison) Owens. He married Beverly Concannon and she preceded him in death.

He retired from the Bedford Fire Department and was a driver for Schwerman Trucking. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a member of N.R.A. and Teamsters Union Local 135.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Corwin and husband Rick of Bedford, Leanne Eisele and husband Jack of Orleans and Karen Dalton and fiancé Mike of Oregon; four stepchildren, Catherine Concannon and Laura Stroud and husband Scott, all of Bedford, James Concannon and wife Gia of Florida and Christian Black and husband Mitchell of Franklin; and a sister, Kathleen East.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly; a son, Danny Dalton; and two brothers, Wayne and Clarence Dalton.

At Dan’s request, cremation was chosen. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family would like to give special thanks to Premier Hospice Staff for their loving care.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dan at www.daycarter.com.

Patsy P. Gilliland

July 19, 1935 — Sept. 29, 2014

Patsy P. Gilliland, 79, of Bedford, died at 7:20 a.m. on Monday at the home of her granddaughter in Orleans.

Born July 19, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charlie and Mary (Asdell) Tincher. She married Jesse P. Gilliland on Dec. 31, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2004.

She was an assembly worker at Visteon and a member of the Eagles Lodge and I.U.E. Union.

Survivors include two daughters, Susie York and Mary P. Paul and husband Jeff, all of Bedford; a son, Jesse D. “Bubba” Gilliland and wife Mary Lou of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Charles Tincher Jr. and wife Edith and Sam Tincher and wife Dorothy, all of Bedford; and two sisters, Mary Ethel Turpin of Owensburg and Sue Harris of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, David Gilliland; two sisters, Sara Cox and Joan Cassidy; and two brothers, Bill and Eugene Tincher.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Patsy at www.daycarter.com.

Patsy J. Terrill

Jan. 3, 1934 — Sept. 30, 2014

Patsy J. Terrill, 80, of Heltonville, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born Jan. 3, 1934, she was the daughter of Everett and Lula (Swigler) Turpin. She married Ford Junior Terrill on April 16, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1997.

She was an assembler for Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington.

Survivors include a son, Keith Terrill of Heltonville; two daughters, Debra Hollingsworth and husband Donald and Pamela Terrill, all of Bloomington; a son-in-law, Marvin Harrell of Medora; grandchildren, D.L. Hollingsworth and wife Julie and Mike Hollingsworth, all of Bloomington, Chris Hollingsworth and wife Shonna of Lawrenceville, Ill., Melissa, Jared and Amanda Crane, all of Ellettsville, Lorena Terrill of Bedford, Jeremy Terrill of Heltonville, Jason Harrell of Ohio and Kristy Bex of Bedford; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Johnson of Heltonville and Barbara Hauser of Pennsylvania; a brother, Jess Turpin; a brother-in-law, Joe Johnson of Heltonville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Beverly Harrell; a sister, Linda Johnson and a brother, Virgil Turpin.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Mundell Cemetery with John Lee officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Patsy at www.daycarter.com.

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